The 20 teams, including defending champions Ballaz Academy, will participate in three zones. Simone Walker, director of marketing programmes at ScotiaBank, said her company was pleased to be the title sponsor of this tournament. “We are very pleased to be a part of the tournament as football is a great pastime for most Jamaicans,” she added. Walker also said she was happy that girls will be participating in the programme. Jamaica Football Federation grassroots programme coordinator, Andre Virtue, says the Emmanuel Christian Academy (ECA) is moving in the right direction with the staging of the Scotiabank ECA/Norbrook Cup, which kicks off tomorrow. “We expose kids from early because they are behind in terms of development of our football,” Virtue said yesterday at ECA. “There is no outlet for those kids Under-9, so this tournament is a welcome one. It is about enjoying the game at that age group,” the former prep school and Manning Cup star said. “We must do our part in passing on the right information. We don’t have many youngsters moving on professionally; very few people are going to make it. The reality is one out of 80 that will make it,” he disclosed. Gregory Jones, league director, said a change has been made to the format of the programme this year: “This year, we’ve moved away from a one-day format to four weekends starting on February 20 to March 12. A total of 20 teams from schools and clubs will be participating.” TITLE SPONSORS
Diamond Diagnostic Centre on the East Bank of DemeraraA bandoned moments after his unfortunate death, the body of a premature baby was brusquely dragged out of a public hospital and dismembered by a stray dog.Monday morning was supposed to be a special moment for the expecting mother who was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) to deliver her baby.The woman, whose profile was not disclosed to this publication, gave birth to a feeble infant, severely underweight at just 22 weeks.Due to the premature birth, the baby succumbed to organ failure just minutes after being born. Health authorities who spoke to Guyana Times alleged that the distraught mother wanted nothing to do with the dead child and told hospital staff to take care of his disposal.It is assumed that hospital staff was negligent and improperly disposed of the corpse within the building, which led to a stray dog wandered in and making a meal of the dead infant.The badly damaged body was later discovered in the hospital’s compound.Sources explained that it remains uncertain exactly what transpired after the baby died and before the infant’s body was discovered lying on the cold concrete in the hospital’s compound.“A mother went in Monday, tek in to deliver and she was 22 weeks pregnant, so however, the baby wouldn’t ah live. She give birth to the baby and the baby died at the hospital. Because it’s a premature baby, it couldn’t ah survive so the baby die. So after the baby die, she didn’t want the baby to take anywhere so the baby remained in the custody of the hospital and as such, the hospital is supposed to dispose of the carcass properly. Which they did not do.They just throw it down anyhow, and the dog came in the hospital and started to eat it and the dog eat its head off. I don’t know exactly where they put the dead baby. But after the dog eat its head off, it drag the body in front of the hospital,” a source revealed, noting that was all the information he had on the incident.Meanwhile, attempts to garner a comment from the Hospital’s administration and the Public Health Minister proved futile.
As crime spirals out of controlThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) is urging that steps be taken to adequately equip local law enforcement agencies and personnel to better police the country’s borders in order to arrest gun-smuggling from neighbouring countries.Chairman of the Commission, Eddie BoyerAccording to Chairman of the Commission, Eddie Boyer, this will help in curbing the violent gun related crimes that has been occurring. At a press conference on Friday, Boyer expressed that there is a concern, felt by every citizen in the country, over the inability of the State to generally protect them from widespread gun inspired crime threatening their wellbeing and safety.To this end, the PSC chairman is calling on President David Granger, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, to publicly order Police to bring some order and control as it relates to criminal gangs and individuals terrorising the Guyanese community.“While we commend the Minister and the Commissioner of Police for the recent reduction in serious crime, our country, nevertheless, remains unprotected from guns flowing across our borders into the hands of violent criminals virtually without restraint; our country remains with a Police Force which is inadequately staffed, insufficiently trained and underequipped to meet the challenge,” he asserted.Boyer continued that Guyanese are traumatised by fear, almost every day, of having a gun pointed at them with criminal intent. He noted too that businesses, banks and even the tourism industry are under threat: “This is not the good life. It is time that our President intervene… We believe that each and every one of our ordinary citizens feel threatened, regardless of where they happen to be, whether in the street, their workplace or in their homes, are under threat each day from violent gun related crime.”Furthermore, he disclosed that on October 12, the Commission, through its Sub-Committee on Security, met with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan to express concern. During that meeting, Boyer said the Minister admitted that while there has been an overall 16 per cent reduction in serious crimes this year compared to last year, criminal access to guns coming into Guyana, mainly from Brazil, is an increasing threat and remains a challenge because of the extent of the country’s borders.These concerns of PSC and this admission by the Public Security Minister come in light of recent discoveries of illegal weapons, ammunition and ammunition components across the country.In fact, only on Thursday the Police discovered over 200 pieces of ammunition hidden in a paint can left in an abandoned car.Meanwhile, the day before police in ‘E’ Division (Linden/Kwakwani) discovered an AK-47 Rifle, two magazines and 15 rounds of matching ammunition, 15 .38 live rounds, 39 .9mm live rounds and 21 .223 live rounds, along with a magazine.On the other hand, these concerns of gun-related crimes come on the heels of acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine on Saturday last disclosing that on the contrary serious crimes involving the use of firearms have declined this year when compared to the past two years.However, he was referring to a specific period from September 1 to October 20, during which in 2014, ‘A’ Division (Georgetown) had 80 reports of gun-related crimes; ‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara) 18 reports, and ‘D’ Division (West Demerara/East Bank Essequibo) six reports were made during that period.Then in 2015, during the same period, ‘A’ Division recorded 92 reports; ‘C’ Division 18 and ‘D’ Division eight. During that two-month period in 2016, 74 reports were made in ‘A’ Division; 16 in ‘C’ Division and 22 in ‘D’ Division.Meanwhile, the overall figures for those years as it relates to reports involving robberies with the use of firearms amounted to 246 in ‘A’ Division; 52 overall in ‘C’ Division and ‘D’ Division 36.Additionally, during the period October 1 to 20, in 2014, ‘A’ Division had 34 reports of robberies where firearms were used; ‘C’ Division had six such reports, and ‘D’ Division had four.This same period in 2015, recorded 38 gun-related reports in ‘A’ Division; seven in ‘C’ Division and four in ‘D’ Division. For this year ‘A’ Division had 20 such reports; ‘C’ Division seven and ‘D’ Division eight.Overall, for those three years, robberies involving the use of firearms for that period in October comparatively, ‘A’ Division had 92 reports, ‘C’ Division 16 and ‘D’ Division 20 reports.
Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Opposition+spending+audit+could+bite+their+wallets/3059635/story.html#ixzz0ohM78g3c Biggest Overall Spenders(Member’s office budgets plus goods and services provided by the House of Commons)1. Steven Fletcher — Man. (CPC) $781,631.*Advertisement 7. Jack Layton — Ont. (NDP) $555,983.8. Jay Hill — B.C. (CPC) $549,857.9. Richard Harris — B.C. (CPC) $545,343.10. Rob Clarke — Sask. (CPC) $541,704.* Fletcher is a quadriplegic and requires special assistants, extra travel costs, and specialized equipment to discharge his MPs duties. These added about $308,000 extra in expenses that other MPs do not incur.Advertisement 2. Russ Hiebert — B.C. (CPC) $637,093.3. Dennis Bevington — N.W.T. (NDP) $586,014.4. Nathan Cullen — B.C. (NDP) $580,579.5. James Lunney — B.C. (CPC) $564,728.6. Jim Abbott — B.C. (CPC) $558,978.Advertisement By Adam ReaburnMP Jay Hill spent over $549,000 in 2008 and 2009 while serving this riding.A report in Saturday’s Edmonton Journal showed just which MP’s spent the most money from April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009. Prince George Peace River MP Jay Hill spent $549,857 putting him in the top ten spenders list.- Advertisement -Each MP has two budgets, one to maintain and operate a Parliament Hill and constituency office and the other is for other expenses incurred while traveling between Ottawa and MP’s constituencies, communication and printing, office furniture and computers and other supplies.With the member’s office budget they are allowed to spend $280,500 per year. In a large riding like Prince George Peace River, an MP is allowed to spend another $52,120 on top of the basic amount. Jay Hill spent in total $332,733 in this area.As for the other budget, MP’s on average spend $143,763, MP Jay Hill spent $217,124. The majority of that amount went to travel expenses of $156,754. He also spent $45,247 on printing.Advertisement MP’s made a decision 10 days a go to reject the Auditor General’s request to audit their spending.
Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero 1 Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko could both return to action by the time Manchester City play Arsenal later this January.The pair have been absent since early December, with Aguero suffering a knee injury and his strike partner Dzeko aggravating a calf problem.However, both forwards are now close to full fitness and in line to make their return when Manchester City play Arsenal on January 18.Manuel Pellegrini said: “I hope in the next week Edin Dzeko will be fit and in the next week [after that] will be ‘Kun’ [Aguero].”In the strikers’ absence, City have been forced to shuffle their pack – even operating without a recognised forward for some matches.Prior to his knee injury Aguero had netted 19 goals in 23 appearances this season, making him Manchester City’s top scorer.
Aston Villa are set to lose captain Fabian Delph following a remarkable double U-turn from the midfielder, who is now undergoing a medical with Manchester City, talkSPORT understands.City were lining up a £8million bid last week to trigger the England international’s release clause, with Delph reportedly seen as a cut-price alternative to Juventus star Paul Pogba.The Villa skipper publicly turned down the move, however, and insisted he would stay at the Midlands club this season.“I want to set the record straight…I’m not leaving,” a statement on Saturday, which was accompanied by a picture of him pointing to the captain’s armband, read.“I’m staying at the football club and I can’t wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club.”But, just six days after committing his future to Aston Villa, Delph has changed his mind again and the move is back ON.Reports have suggested he was initially put off the move by the prospect of playing understudy to Pogba who was, at that point, thought to be close to an Etihad Stadium switch.But with Juventus insisting the French star was not for sale, plus more claims that Christian Benteke is set to leave Villa for Liverpool in the coming days, Delph decided to pursue a move to the two-time Premier League champions.Pictures emerged on Friday appearing to capture the 25-year-old entering the same medical facility Raheem Sterling was photographed outside ahead of his £49million switch from Liverpool.And talkSPORT has been told he is indeed having a medical with Manchester City, with the midfielder set to sign exactly the same deal he turned down six days previously. 1 Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph
The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The 29-year-old is set to become Rafa Benitez’s second summer signing after Martin Dubravka joined after his successful loan spell.Everton were also keen to sign the midfielder, but it is the Magpies who have won the battle to sign him. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED Ki in action for South Korea during the World Cup Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Ki Sung-Yeung has completed his medical ahead of a move to Newcastle United.The midfielder, who captained South Korea at the World Cup this month, announced last month he would be leaving Swansea City on a free. targets Latest Transfer Rumours 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST targets According to The Sun, the medical process has been completed and all that’s needed to complete the deal is a signature.Ki has been at the Liberty Stadium since 2012, making 160 appearances for the Welsh club.After originally joining from Celtic for £6 million, he spent the 2013/14 season on loan at Sunderland – impressing in his brief cameo on Wearside.
1 The best things come to those who wait… 🕘#welcomeriyad to Manchester City! 💙 #mancity pic.twitter.com/lLjJZrz4J0— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 10, 2018The 27-year-old Algeria international leaves Leicester after four-and-a-half years, in which time he scored 48 times in 179 matches. He was named PFA Player of the Year for 2015/16 after helping the Foxes to that most miraculous of Premier League successes. LATEST RANKED targets moving on Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Pep Guardiola, the Man City manager, has been interested in Mahrez since the January transfer window, having moved his attentions to the Algerian after Alexis Sanchez chose Man United over City.No formal offer was submitted to Leicester as the King Power Stadium club demanded £95m for their star, and Mahrez failed to show up for training until over a week after the transfer window closed. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade three-way race Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest transfer news The Foxes lowered their demands for Mahrez this summer, though City are still said to have paid a club-record £60m for the winger.“Watching them from afar has been a pleasure,” said Mahrez, after finally putting pen-to-paper.“Pep Guardiola is committed to playing attacking football, and City’s performances last season were outstanding.“I think we can be successful over the coming years and I believe my own game can develop under Pep’s management.” TOP WORK 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 REVEALED targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? City were interested in buying Mahrez in January Manchester City have signed Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, the Premier League champions have confirmed.Mahrez, the winger, joins City for a club-record fee understood to be worth around £60million. He has penned a five-year contract with the club. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star
1 IN DEMAND LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Rojo will now wear the No.16 jersey, recently vacated by Michael Carrick.The Argentine defender wore the same number at the World Cup for his national team.It has been speculated that the move to leave No.5 free could be in preparation for a new arrival at the back in January.But for now Jose Mourinho will have to make do with his current crop of centre-backs.He has Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Rojo at his disposal, the same five he had last season. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets targets Marcos Rojo has been stripped of the No.5 shirt at Manchester United with the club deciding to leave it vacant.The Red Devils were desperate for a new centre-back in the summer transfer window but failed in their reported attempts to sign Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on RANKED Rojo is no longer No.5 REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer
A woman has been taken to hospital after being knocked down outside the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana.The woman was knocked down at a roundabout on the main road from Buncrana to Derry.It is believed the woman was attempting to cross at the roundabout when she was struck by the oncoming vehicle. A number of emergency personnel attended the scene and the woman was then rushed to hospital for further treatment and assessment.It is not known how seriously injured the woman is.Traffic was disrupted for a considerable period, but it has returned to normal now after Gardaí finished surveying the area after the woman was removed from the scene.WOMAN KNOCKED DOWN OUTSIDE POPULAR DONEGAL HOTEL was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ambulancebuncranahospitalnewsPedestrianroad accidentRoundabout