Netball Jamaica (NJ) President Paula Daley-Morris says a new head coach for the Sunshine Girls will be in place by March 1. However, with two weeks to go before the deadline, the association is yet to receive a single application. Nevertheless Daley-Morris said the interviewing process will take about three to four weeks and so the national coach should be in place by the end of February. The Sunshine Girls have been without a head coach since November, after the resignation Minneth Reynolds, following the team’s 2-1 away series win over rivals England. The application deadline is February 17 and Daley-Morris said the most suitable candidate will be awarded the job, whether male or female. “The best candidate will get the job because we are going to keep it as objective as possible and therefore, the best person will get the job,” said Daley-Morris. However, she said that her association is yet to receive any applicants, one week after the post was advertised in the newspapers but is not concerned at this point with the lack of response. “When you put out an ad (advertisement), people normally wait until close to the deadline to apply,” said Daley-Morris. “The advertisement was made locally and if we don’t get any applicants, then we will advertise regionally, and then we will advertise internationally, so that every country goes through the same process,” Daley-Morris said. Top male coaches Winston Nevers and Sylvester Campbell have both said they would not applying for the job, while Janet Guy, coach of this year’s Elite League champions St Ann Orchids has also said she has no interest in the post. Daley-Morris also said that her administration has received a number of invitations for overseas tournaments this year but they are waiting to see what their funding will be like before they can confirm their participation in these events. “We have a number of invitations, including the senior Caribbean Championships and the Caribbean Under-16 tournament, but we have not signed off on them because we are waiting to see what the funding is like from SDF (Social Development Foundation),” said Daley-Morris.
– 16 arrested for TIPSixteen persons, including 14 foreign nationals, were arrested on Friday evening following a Police raid on two popular business entities along Charlotte Street, Georgetown.According to information received, members of the Guyana Police Force acting on information that persons were involved in Trafficking In Persons (TIP) visited the night spots and carried out a raid which led to the arrest of 16 persons.Police in a statement revealed that the detainees are assisting with the investigations.As Guyana seeks to clamp down on TIP, a popular dredge owner and his alleged accomplice were recently charged for the offence.Mario Figueira and Joaquin (only name), a Brazilian national, both pleaded not guilty to the nine charges of TIP when they appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on August 29.The charges alleged that between August 18 and 24, 2016, at Providence, East Bank Demerara, they engaged in TIP, that is to say, they recruited, transported and harboured nine women for the purpose of sexual exploitation. They were released on $120,000 bail each.Prior to these charges, two teenagers were rescued during a TIP operation in Region One (Barima-Waini). A woman has since been charged for that offence. Additionally, Police ranks swooped down on Rio Inn, in Queenstown, Georgetown where 10 Dominicans were rescued on suspicions that they were being trafficked.
Forty-one-year-old businessman Rakish Harold, also called Anil, his wife Nadia, 41, and their 21-year-old son Andrew were, in the wee hours of Monday, forced to vacate their home at Lot 41 Number 73 Village, Corentyne Berbice, jumping 10 feet from their verandah into a neighbour’s yard, where they sought refuge as a group of heavily-armed bandits invaded their home with intentions to plunder and pillage.The window which the men used to gain entry to the buildingDespite going to such lengths to evade the invaders, however, their efforts to escape injury were in vain, as the businessman and his wife received injuries to their feet as a result of them jumping off the shed; and, upon seeing them fleeing, the bandits discharged several rounds at the victims, hitting Rakesh in the right region of his body as he attempted to climb down a post to lessen the distance he had to jump. They are now patients at a regional hospital, being treated for the injuries they had sustained in the ordeal.At the time of the invasion, the three family members were asleep in the lower flat of their two-storey building. The businessman told this publication he could not say how many men had entered his home, but there were at least six men, all armed with guns. He noted that none of the men was masked, and all were armed with guns.According to the businessman, a steel door had thwarted the bandits’ attempt to gain access into the house, hence they entered the home by way of a window in the kitchen. The bandits reportedly used a ‘wallaba post’ to smash the glass window and grill to the bottom flat of the building; and when they realised that they were going to enter the home, the family fled to the upper flat, securing a metal door on the way. However, upon entering the home, the men discharged several rounds on the door to break it open.“When I see that, we decide to go in the bedroom and lock up; and then I said, ‘No, they gon come in here and kill us’. So we run out before they reach upstairs, and open the veranda grill, and my wife and son, they jump straight in the neighbour yard.”Nursing a permanent injury, Rakish Harold could not do likewise, and as he was climbing down a post, he sustained gunshot injury. Nevertheless, he headed for the fence, and scaled it as shots rang out behind him. He made it to a neighbour’s house, where he sought refuge and was taken to the Police Station.The businessman explained that he was taken to the Springlands Police Station drenched in blood, leaving the bandits ransacking his house.“When I reach the station I see about six Police, all of them with long guns, and they want me to give them my name and address and to tell them what happen, and the men still in my house. I tell them we got transportation to take them…”He said his neighbour then took him to the Skeldon Hospital and ensured that he was being attended to before returning to the Police station by which time the officers were ready to go.However, by the time the Police arrived on the scene the men had escaped.Meanwhile, his wife Nadira Harold sustained a fractured leg when she jumped off the veranda. She was taken to the Skeldon Hospital, from whence they both were transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital.Rakish Harold was later discharge while his wife was admitted. Andrew Harold, who was also injured when he jumped from the ten feet of the veranda, was treated at the Skeldon Hospital and sent away.This publication understands that the couple returned from the US three weeks ago with plans to expand their business.Police in a release have said that three shotgun-toting bandits early Monday morning entered the home of a Corentyne family and carted off an undisclosed amount of cash and gold jewellery, during which the family of three fled their home by jumping off a shed.According to the police release, among the items removed from the home was the surveillance footage from sixteen cameras which are strategically placed around the house.Police are investigating this incident.
Man-of-the-Match Shimron Hetmyer stroked his maiden ton at home, as the Windies levelled the ODI series 1-1 after completing a three-wicket win in Wednesday’s day/night affair at Providence.Shimron Hetmyer acknowledges the supporters after reaching his first ODI century on his home turf against Bangladesh at the ProvidenceFollowing up his fifty from Sunday, the former Windies U-19 World Cup winning skipper became the youngest Guyanese to score an ODI ton as he dealt primarily in sixes as he smoked seven huge maximums and three fours in his majestic 125 off 93 deliveries.Rovman Powell flexed his guns for a bit, hitting four fours in his 44 and added a century stand of 103 with Hetmyer, to help the hosts rack up 271 all out in 49.3 overs. Fast bowler Rubel Hossain was the pick of the lot with 3-61 while Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan bagged two apiece.Bangladesh almost got there thanks to fifties from Tamim Iqbal (54); Shakib Al Hasan (56) and Mushfiqur Rahim (68) as the visitors ended on 268-6. Windies used six bowlers with five returning a wicket each in a collective effort.Anamul Haque smashed 23 off nine balls with two fours and as many sixes to help the Tigers rocket to their fastest team 50 in ODIs, before Joseph accounted for his dismissal. Tamim and Shakib continued from Sunday where they added 200-plus runs during an amazing partnership.Khan reached his second fifty in succession striking at nearly 70, while Al Hasan also made a repeat of the first match by registering his mini milestone a few deliveries after. After toying with the Windies seamers for the majority of their 97-run stand, the introduction of spin yielded rewards for the hosts.Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal was stumped by wicketkeeper shortly after passing the half century markBishoo outfoxed Tamim, who was stumped by Shai Hope while Shakib was caught off Nurse’s bowling to leave Bangladesh 145-3. Top scorer Rahim and Mahmudullah then staged another fight-back which seemed fruitful before their respective dismissals. They steered the chase with a little more to do than Mossdek Hossain and Mashrafe Mortaza could have pulled off as they ended not out on 3 and 1 respectively.Earlier, Evin Lewis looked ominous during his brief innings of 12 as he cleared the ropes once, while managing just one four, prior to Mortaza winning a successful LBW appeal. Chris Gayle (29), meanwhile, opened up his arms with a couple of fours and a six off Mehedy to keep the score ticking.Windies’s team 50 came up in the 13th over with the big left-hander looking settled, but soon after he was pinned leg before wicket by Mehedy, who got his revenge for being smashed earlier by Gayle.At 55-2, Hetmyer, the top-scorer from the last match, came out to join Shai Hope (25) who continued to scratch around the crease. Shakib capitalised on Hope’s lack of form and had him caught by Sabbir in the covers after he escaped with his wicket following a beauty of a delivery, the ball before.A nice sweep for four by Hetmyer raised Windies’ 100 in the 23rd over with the Guyanese looking more comfortable with every delivery. Jason Mohammed’s (12) woes continued as he picked the wrong delivery from Rubel to cut and picked out backward point.Hetmyer absorbed the pressure around him and soon reached his second consecutive fifty as he and Powell added a solid fifty-partnership. That soon turned into a century stand between the two as both batsmen looked to acquire as many boundaries as possible before the innings ended.The Jamaican upped his scoring with a wide array of short-arm jabs and pulls, but the partnership was broken by Rubel, who got one to disturb the stumps of the right-hander, just six short of what would have been a well-deserved fifty.Holder (07) joined in on the fun, smashing Shakib for a six back over his head before the veteran left-arm spinner had him stumped the very next delivery to send Windies plummeting further. Nurse imploded for 3, gifting his wicket to Mustafizur while Paul was caught behind off Rubel for 4.But the milestone could not be prevented as Hetmyer reached his first international ton on home soil with a dab off Mustafizur, which he celebrated with much elation. Bishoo was knocked over by Mustafizur soon after as the Caribbean side’s innings came to an end.
0Shares0000AFC Leopards’ Dennis Kitambi will help new head coach Zapata pick a local assistant coach. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18- Before he departs for his Bangladesh sojourn, AFC Leopards interim coach Dennis Kitambi will assist incoming boss Rodolfo Zapata in picking his assistant coach with the Argentine expected in the country this week.AFC settled on Zapata after combing through over 20 CVs and according to Chairman Dan Mule, they have faith that the South American’s experience in the continent will be vital in assisting the team win the Kenyan Premier League title for the first time in 20 years. “He has worked in Nigeria, South Africa and Botswana and we were convinced that having been in the continent for so long, he has enough experience. We have carefully examined his CV and we believe his credentials are good enough,” AFC leopards boss Dan Mule told Capital Sport.“When he arrives later this week we will have a meeting with him where we will lay out our plans and ambitions as a club and outline his targets. He will have time with Kitambi and learn a few things as a club and also get advise on who best to pick as assistant coach,” Mule further stated.Zapata will be AFC’s 14th coach in four years but Mule hopes that his arrival will reduce the huge turnover of coaches.Kitambi is set to leave the club on May 8 heading to Bangladesh to undertake coaching course as well as work as Stewart Hall’s assistant at Saif Sporting Club.“Kitambi has done really well for us and we appreciate his role. He stepped in at a crucial time and helped us stabilize the club,” Mule said, paying tribute to the Tanzanian.AFC are currently third in the Kenyan Premier League standings with 18 points, five off leaders Mathare United but with one match at hand.The 51-year old Zapata is currently coaching Botswana top flight side Gaborone United who are placed fifth in their league.Majority of his experience has been in the United States where he has worked with the United States Youth Soccer Academy as well as the Alberta Soccer Association in Canada.In Africa, he first worked in Nigeria where he coached Sunshine FC in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) in 2010 helping them to qualify for the CAF Confederation Cup in 2011.He then moved on to South Africa for the 2011 and 2012 seasons with Mpumalanga Black Aces. Zapata joined Gaborone in 2016 after a stint in the USA where he has worked to date.Zapata started out as a player in the Argentinian 2nd division. He played as goalkeeper in Huracan, Sportivo Italiano, Racing de Olavarría, Club Atlético San Miguel and Cipolletti de Rio Negro.Due to consecutive knee injuries, Zapata retired from playing and he embarked on a managerial career.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Neymar is not only the world’s most expensive player but the much-hyped centerpiece of Brazil’s talented team. However on his return from a lengthy layoff for foot surgery, he has attracted accusations of not being a team player and overdoing the theatrical diving.On Friday, the 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker burst into tears at the end of a tense 2-0 win, in which he scored, over tiny Costa Rica.His performance sparked a flood of sarcastic tweets and memes mocking his tendency to fall over at relatively minor challenges. Some have even called for Neymar to be dropped, saying he distracts the rest of the team and slows down the Brazilian game.Coach Tite says Neymar is a rare talent who will only get better as the tournament goes on.Neymar’s father said that the online insults could “contaminate” his son and pleaded with supporters “to use the correct weapons, such as faith and prayers.”Brazil plays Serbia on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar prays after Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in their World Cup match in Saint PetersburgRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Jun 25-Neymar’s father called Sunday on supporters of the Brazilian star not to get into online disputes with the many critics of his performance so far at the World Cup.“Guys, cool down on social media. Avoid insulting anyone. If you want to support Juninho (Neymar), do it positively,” Neymar Sr said in a message published by Globoesporte.com website.
0Shares0000France forward Kylian Mbappe has been one of the standout performers at the World Cup in Russia © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 15 – Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric — at different ends of their careers — have dazzled in Russia to help propel France and Croatia to Sunday’s World Cup final.Four years ago Germany were in the same position, but the holders were sent home in the group stages, while another chance of World Cup glory for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo slipped by. AFP Sport looks at the tops and flops from a month-long festival of football in Russia:– Tops –Kylian MbappeCroatia midfielder Luka Modric has won three man-of-the-match awards at the World Cup © AFP / Odd ANDERSENHardly an unknown following a 180-million-euro ($210-million) transfer from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe became a global phenomenon after tearing Argentina apart in a thrilling 4-3 last-16 win.In scoring twice, Mbappe, 19, became the first teenager since Pele in 1958 to score multiple times in the same World Cup game.Luka ModricFresh from winning a fourth Champions League in five seasons with Real Madrid, Modric boosted his case to be considered the world’s best midfielder with three man-of-the-match awards before the final.Modric’s stunning strike was the highlight as Croatia announced themselves as contenders by thrashing Argentina 3-0 in the group stage. He bounced back from missing a penalty in extra-time against Denmark to make amends in penalty shootout wins against the Danes and Russia.Belgium forward Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring against England in the World Cup third place play-off © AFP / Giuseppe CACACEEden HazardIt was another case of what might have been for Belgium’s ‘golden generation’, who lost their semi-final defeat against France by the finest of margins. But unlike four years ago and at Euro 2016, Hazard showed his full range of skills on the international stage.The Chelsea forward scored three times and was instrumental in both a spirited fightback from 2-0 to beat Japan 3-2 in the last 16 and then victory over Brazil in arguably the game of the tournament.– Flops –GermanyThomas Mueller (right) reacts after Germany’s elimination from the World Cup at the group stage © AFP / SAEED KHANThe defending champions went the same way as Spain four years ago and Italy in 2010 as holders who failed to get out of their group.Defeats to Mexico and South Korea saw the four-time world champions finish bottom of their section and fall at the first hurdle for the first time in 80 years.African teamsEgypt forward Mohamed Salah was unfit when he arrived at the World Cup in Russia © AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURIFor the first time since 1982 no African teams made it beyond the group stage. Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco won just three matches between them, sparking concerns over the competitive balance of a tournament dominated by European sides.Bad luck, though, also played a big part in Africa’s downfall as Senegal missed out on second place in Group H to Japan because of a marginally poorer disciplinary record, while Egypt’s talisman Mohamed Salah’s impact was limited by injury.Messi, Ronaldo domination over?Messi, 31, and Ronaldo, 33, may have seen their last chance to win a World Cup come and go as Argentina and Portugal both exited in the last 16.Argentina’s Lionel Messi (left) and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo may have seen their last chance to win the World Cup slip away © AFP / Roman KRUCHININ, Adrian DENNISRonaldo at least had the consolation of a hat-trick to kickstart the competition into life in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain, but added only one more goal and was even lucky to avoid a red card against Iran.Messi scored just once, against Nigeria, to at least avoid the embarrassment of a group-stage exit, but was no match for Mbappe in the seven-goal shootout with France.After 10 years of sharing the Ballon d’Or, with five wins each, the time may finally have come for Messi and Ronaldo to be dethroned.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Joe McHughMinister of State for the Diaspora and International Development and local TD Joe McHugh has urged those travelling to the US on a J1 this summer to check out the J1 advice guide and to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade during their stay.Speaking to Donegal Daily Minister McHugh said: “Doing a J1 has been a rite of passage for generations of Irish students and has been an enormously valuable programme for building understanding and enduring links between Ireland and the US. Around 150,000 have undertaken the programme over the past 50 years and the majority have found it a great experience.“However it’s also important to be mindful that the US is a very different place from Ireland. To help students going over, earlier this year USI in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade launched a J1 advice guide with information on insurance, legal issues, accommodation, and personal safety.” Earlier this month Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, launched the TravelWise app which includes travel advice and consular information on 200 countries.Minister McHugh said: “I encourage all those on a J1 to download the new free TravelWise app which includes up-to-date information on security, local laws, entry requirements and emergency contacts.”The J1 guide includes advice on finding somewhere to live, legal issues, insurance, ID, social security and personal safety.Students are advised to secure accommodation before travelling to the US, and to read and understand their lease, which may require the payment of up to three months’ rent in advance, before signing it. Students are also reminded that as Irish citizens in the US they are bound by US law and that if they travel on a visa waiver programme it is illegal to work.Those on the J1 programme are reminded that should they wish to change employer, or seek additional work with another employer, they are obliged to seek permission in advance from their sponsoring body – www.ciee.org/wat or https://www.interexchange.org/ .Those travelling on a J1 are also advised to take out adequate health insurance before leaving Ireland, and to read their insurance policy closely.While the Irish Embassy and Consulates in the USA can offer assistance to those who fall sick or are injured abroad, the Department cannot pay hospital bills or other medical expenses. MINISTER JOE MCHUGH URGES STUDENTS TRAVELLING TO US ON J1 TO CHECK GUIDE AND TRAVELWISE APP was last modified: July 2nd, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AdviceJ1Joe McHughMinister
Tributes have been paid following the death of local solicitor Gerard Doyle.Mr Doyle, who was a partner of the Connolly-Doyle Legal Practice based in Buncrana, passed away earlier today following an illness. Mr Doyle, who was in his 40s, was a well-known and highly-respected member of the legal profession.He was married to Mary Connolly, a partner in the legal firm, and the couple had two young children, James and Hanna.Local solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn led tributes to his colleague.He said that although his illness was visible, he never shared his illness but fought his condition with great fortitude.He said Mr Doyle was an eloquent speaker who was most respectful to the court and to his colleagues having spent the past 20 years in Buncrana.Garda Inspector David Murphy said Mr Doyle’s death came as an immense shock.He said that while he was always polite, he was well capable of a robust defence of his clients.Judge Paul Kelly said that he did not know Mr Doyle as well as many of those at Buncrana Court but he had gotten to know him during his six and a half years working in Buncrana Court.He said he was the epitome of what a good lawyer should be in that he was always well prepared, had a good understanding of his client and at no stage did he ever “lose his cool.”He sympathised with Mr Doyle’s wife Mary and the couple’s two children.He also thanked Mr Doyle legal colleagues and the Gardai for helping him deal with his workload during his illness over the past two years.He said Mr Doyle was charming and polite and “always a good person to deal with.”As well as his professional career, Mr Doyle was heavily involved in the local athletics scene and was registrar with Inishowen Athletics Club, based in Buncrana.A minute’s silence was held at today’s sitting of Buncrana District Court in honour of the late Mr Doyle.Sadness following death of highly-respected local solicitor was last modified: June 9th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tottenham’s chances of signing Jack Grealish could be diminished as he is set to sign a new deal at Aston Villa with a £60million release clause.The midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Spurs in the summer, however, the Championship side insisted their star player was not for sale. RANKED Grealish is consoled by John Terry after Villa’s Championship play-off final defeat to Fulham in May Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on targets LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest Transfer News REVEALED LATEST targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer IN DEMAND Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Villa turned down a £25m offer from the north London club and a new contract will include a set fee for clubs to meet.And according to the Daily Express, the asking price will increase to £60m which is likely to scare off any interest from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.In August, Villa boss Steve Bruce said the club were in talks with Grealish but there was one big hurdle preventing a deal.“We hope to reward him, we’re in talks with him now. I hope that it can progress,” he said. “It’s difficult at the moment because we haven’t got a CEO to do those discussions, but we’ve learnt from the owner very quickly that what he says goes.“He said by the end of the month that we can get an agreement with Jack and keep him here.”The Villans narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League last season and they have not made the best start to their Championship campaign this season.They are currently 13th in the second tier having lost 2-1 at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.