Dwellers in as favorites over Welgris in Lae

first_imgDwellers will take on Welgris Morobe United FC on home soil at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium this Saturday starting at 2pm.It will be a brotherhood clash between the two Morobe teams.Dwellers have all expectations on their captain Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba to score goals for them.While for Welgris, charges needs to be a bit more patient in their attack and let the ball do the talking then they will reap the rewards.Eluid Fugre’s hassling and aggression in the midfield will also be counted to steer is team to victory and put a smile on their supporters face.In Port Moresby, MRDC Hekari United FC will play PKA Rapatona FC at Bisini Soccer Grounds.The top team in this champion’s league will be the minor premier and will claim a place in the TNSL 2015-2016 season grand final and also qualify for the OFC Champions League.The third and fourth placed teams will not be played but the teams will be awarded the prize money as per the point’s ladder.last_img read more

Welder jailed for robberies, escaping custody, assault

first_imgMagistrate Dylon Bess on Friday handed down a total of five years’ imprisonment to 27-year-old Ceon Lampkin of Lot 33 Leopold Street, Georgetown, after sufficient evidence was found to convict him of five charges.Lampkin was earlier this year charged for robbery, escaping lawful custody and assaulting two police officers.The charges brought against him stated that on April 16, 2019, at Main Street, Georgetown, he attempted to commit a robbery on Jasira Allen. On the said day, at Main Street, Georgetown, he robbed Janoy DeSantos of a handbag, among other items valued $13,000.It was further stated that on the same date, while being transported from Brickdam to Diamond Police Station, Lampkin jumped out of the police vehicle at High Street, Georgetown, and tried to escape. He was, however, apprehended a short distance away.During the incident, Lampkin assaulted two police officers and attempted to relieve one of the ranks of his service weapon. The man was then shot in his left side abdomen by the police rank during the attack.Lampkin was sentenced to serve three years for the robbery charge, 18 months for the attempted robbery, and six months for escaping lawful custody. He was also fined $20,000 for the assault charges. Failure to pay the fine will result in him spending six months in prison.last_img read more

Fly Jamaica leases aircraft to address delays

first_imgStranded passengers…to meet with GCCA todayPassengers have, for several days, been stranded without word of when they could possibly travel, but Fly Jamaica Airways has — only now — devised an operations recovery plan.The announcement of this plan was made on Monday, and airline officials have said this plan will take effect from today, as they move to lease an aircraft.It was however noted that this aircraft has a limited schedule, and passengers have been advised to stay at home until they are notified of their flight schedule.“Passengers will be notified of their flight departure. Fly Jamaica Airways requests that passengers desist from going to their local airport for departure, unless notified by an airline representative,” the airlines said on Monday evening.In explaining the delays, Fly Jamaica Airways has said that its aircraft are currently undergoing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance checks. It noted that these checks are required at this time.“Fly Jamaica Airways will advise as soon as one or both of its aircraft are returned to service. As a result, the airline is engaging third party carriers to support the operation,” it explained.It further explained, “The sourcing of alternative aircraft from lessors has become increasingly challenging due to the unavailability of suitable aircraft and/or the unavailability of flight crews to operate the flights.”It was also explained that due to the severe weather conditions in the northeast region of the United States, and specifically in New York, Terminal One at JFK International Airport has been limiting arrivals and departures, due to ramp congestion and several other issues relating to weather conditions.“Fly Jamaica Airways sincerely regrets the inconvenience our irregular operations have caused. We are utilizing every available resource to recover the operation and return to our regular schedule as soon as possible”, the airline has offered.Meanwhile, management of Fly Jamaica Airways has been summoned to a meeting with officials at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) following an increase in flight cancellations and delays. That meeting is scheduled for today.Passengers travelling on Fly Jamaica flights out of Guyana to Toronto, Canada have been left stranded with no word from the airlines since last Thursday.The notice on Fly Jamaica websiteThis newspaper was told that no agents contacted passengers to inform them not to travel to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, since their flight had been cancelled. Guyana Times has been told that passengers travelling from Toronto to Guyana have also been stranded at the Pearson International Airport.This is not the first time that Fly Jamaica has experienced major delays. In December 2017, a few days before Christmas, frustrated passengers had complained that flights between Georgetown and New York were cancelled before of technical problems the airline was experiencing. In that instance, passengers had taken to social media and bashed the airline for keeping them in the dark.In July last year, passengers of the same airline had vented their frustrations, again on social media, as a result of the poor communication from airline employees.last_img read more

Several students rushed for medical attention after receiving vaccines in school

first_img…parents unaware of vaccination programmeSeveral students of the Lochaber Primary School in West Canje, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) had to be rushed for medical attention at the New Amsterdam Hospital after receiving vaccines at the school.The vaccines were administered on Tuesday last and by the next day, several pupils had to be rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital. Several worried parents reached out to this publication and complained that they were not informed of any vaccination programme.This newspaper was told by the upset parents that the children’s medical records, such as their clinic cards, were not updated.Cassandra Author, a mother of five, told Guyana Times that her six-year-old son has not been able to attend school since last Tuesday.She said while at work on Tuesday, she was called and told that one of her sons was ill at home after receiving a vaccine at school. She said she immediately called the class teacher and was told to call the Head Teacher on the matter.“She ask me if I didn’t carry my son’s clinic card and I told her ‘no’. I did not sign any form and how could they give my son a vaccine unknowing to me,” the woman lamented.She further explained that she was unaware of plans to administer the vaccines at the school.“When I come home I meet my son ill and I take him to the hospital and I left the hospital at 1 o’clock (01:00h) the morning.”The mother said that she went to the school the following day and met with the class teacher and also the nurse who administered the vaccines. She also had a conversation with the Head Teacher.According to Author, she was told that the nurse insisted that the pupils be administered the vaccine even if the parents objected.Author said she contacted the Education Ministry in Georgetown and received an apology from the Department of Education in Berbice.Meanwhile, another mother, Candace Sulkar, mother of one, told this publication that her daughter suffered a similar fate after receiving the vaccine.“She said, ‘Mommy! Some nurse come in to the school and they bore me’.”She said there was blood on her daughter’s shirt and there was evidence which suggests that she received two vaccines.“She go by my sister and she ask my daughter what happen…she get weak and her skin was hot…,” Sulkar said.She said she later took her child to the hospital for medical attention. The same scenario was reported by several other parents, who noted that they are upset at the move by the school without their consent.When contacted, Director of Regional Health Services, Jevaughn Stephen said that in collaboration with the Education Ministry, all Head Teachers were invited to a meeting at the Berbice High School, where they were told about the vaccines and given consent forms to give to the parents. But the upset parents are adamant that they did not receive any consent form.“Now she (the nurse) asking me for the clinic card so she can put the records in. I have not given her the card…nobody has come to visit to see how the child is doing. Nobody from the school, nobody from the Ministry neither the nurse has come to see him,” Author said.Meanwhile, when contacted, parents of several other schools in the region said that they received the consent forms and even after signing it they received telephone calls from the school to confirm that they had indeed signed the forms.Head of the Regional Education Committee, Zamal Hussain said there was some breach of protocol at this particular school.However, he noted that the Education Ministry has launched an investigation. Hussain also heads the Regional Health Committee. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Planting the seed of staying near home

first_imgFourth-ranked UCLA has four regular-season games remaining, and then comes the one-and-done practice round of the Pacific-10 Conference tournament before the one-and- done NCAAs begin. The Bruins are in control for a No. 1 seed in the West Region, which means a path to the Final Foul in Atlanta would run through Sacramento and San Jose. How important is playing in front of home fans for UCLA? Afflalo pointed to the Bruins’ 14-0 home record, 4-0 mark on neutral floors and 5-3 record on the road as a reason to push for the West’s top seed. “That’s pretty much what it’s about, that support system,” Afflalo said. “We’re just a much better team when you have your support system nearby. We’re just like everybody else. We’re capable of staying here in California, where it’s mostly UCLA fans. Why not strive for that?” That means no slip-ups at home this weekend – when UCLA plays host to injury-riddled California on Thursday, and Stanford on Saturday. The Bruins then visit second-place Washington State on March 1 and Washington two days later to end the regular season. “I’m not sure if sometimes you’re not better off being a lower seed, where you have the chance to play the 12 (seed) rather than the 8-9 (winner) because those 5-12 games seem to go the 12 way so often,” Howland said. “At the end of the day, you have to show up at the NCAA Tournament and win. Every game is difficult. The first round all the way through. “Would I rather play in Sacramento and San Jose rather than going farther away? Absolutely. It’s better for our fans, it’s better for our team, it’s better for the parents of the players to not have to travel across the country.” This week’s motivation: Although Cal (14-12, 6-8) is tied for seventh in the Pac-10 and is without centers DeVon Hardin (foot) and Jordan Wilkes (knee), and guard Nikola Knezevic, Howland came up with a way to inspire the Bruins. “They’ve beaten us here the last two years in a row,” Howland said. “Josh (Shipp) and Arron and Lorenzo (Mata) have never beaten Cal-Berkeley at Pauley Pavilion. Those three are 0 for 2 here. “They’ve beaten us twoyears in a row, so they’re not coming in here intimidated by playing in Pauley Pavilion.” The Bruins beat Cal 62-46 last month in Berkeley. brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UCLA coach Ben Howland gathered his team Monday, and gave what junior guard Arron Afflalo described as a motivational speech. The message was simple: The postseason is nearing, so it is time to go from serious to ultra-serious to get in position for a lengthy NCAA Tournament stay. center_img “We feel it. We feel that same vibe we did in the last NCAA Tournament, which is good,” UCLA point guard Darren Collison said. “It’s more serious, and more aware of losing, because in the tournament you only have one (loss) and you’re done. All these games coming down to the tournament, you want to prepare yourself for that.” UCLA (23-3, 12-2) used Pac-10 regular-season and tournament titles to push to a No. 2 seed last season, and used venues in San Diego and Oakland as de facto home courts to fuel a run to the Final Four. With an RPI rating of No. 1 and a top-five ranking most of the season, the first-place Bruins likely would secure a No. 1 seed by winning the Pac-10 regular-season title, and the players know that. “(Howland said) this is the most important time,” Afflalo said, “when our focus must be at our highest, when our intensity and our practice habits & we must do everything to the fullest of our potential to ensure we go as far as possible once again this year.” last_img read more

Police net 3 in meth bust

first_img“Right after we arrested \, we went over to the facility and found a large-scale lab,” Curley said. Curley said two more search warrants were served at homes in San Dimas, one belonging to Payton and Grijalva and another belonging to Payton’s mother. Grijalva was arrested “because we found meth in a car associated with both her and \,” Curley said. He added that Payton had a pet rattlesnake loose in his bedroom, forcing detectives to call in animal control personnel before they could enter. Detectives found $25,000 in cash hidden in the home of Payton’s mother. She was not arrested. “It was a pretty significant operation,” Curley said. Payton is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail on charges of selling and manufacturing of methamphetamine. Leverett’s bail is $10,000. She is charged with possession of methamphetamine. Grijalva was charged with possession of meth for sale. Her bail was set at $15,000. bethania.palma@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2393 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COVINA – Covina detectives arrested three people Thursday in connection with a meth lab discovered at a public storage facility in Walnut. John Payton, 41; Kim Grijalva, 37, of San Dimas; and Maria Leverett, 26, of Pomona are facing various drug charges, officials said. Payton and Leverett were arrested in Ontario when police said they found a small amount of methamphetamine and $14,000 cash in their Honda pickup truck. Grijalva was taken into custody at her and Payton’s San Dimas home. Police Sgt. John Curley said Covina detectives Terrence Hanou and Mike Robison have been working on the case for about a month. While detectives were serving search warrants in homes connected with the suspects, another team discovered a meth lab at A American Self-Storage in the 2100 block of East Washington in Walnut, he said. last_img read more

Sloppy Arsenal’s top four bid rocked by Palace

first_imgThe Gunners, who can also reach the competition by winning the Europa League, fell behind to Christian Benteke’s first goal for a year before Mesut Ozil equalised early in the second half.Shkodran Mustafi’s blunder allowed Wilfried Zaha to put Palace back in front.James McArthur took advantage of more woeful Arsenal defending to make it three and, although Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reduced the deficit, it was too late to stop Palace’s first league win at Arsenal since October 1994.Arsenal sit in fourth place, level on points with Chelsea, who will go above them if they avoid defeat against Burnley on Monday.Arsenal’s top four challenge had been fuelled by their impressive home form and their first league loss at the Emirates since the opening weekend of the season was hugely damaging.Arsenal had won 12 of their last 13 home games in all competitions, but the end of that streak puts them in the tricky position of needing to improve their dismal away record when they travel to Wolves and Leicester this week.Emery made seven changes from Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final win at Napoli in a bid to freshen up his side and, as a result, Arsenal never looked in sync.They were authors of their own downfall when Palace took the lead in the 17th minute.Benteke won a free-kick wide on the right and when it was curled in, Mustafi and Konstantinos Mavropanos both stood watching as Benteke thundered past them to head home from close-range.It was the much-maligned Benteke’s first goal since he scored against Leicester in April 2018, ending the Belgian striker’s 19-game drought in his 200th Premier League appearance.Mustafi was guilty of appealing for offside rather than following Benteke for the goal and the centre-back produced another costly miscue moments later when he headed over from close-range.– Day to forget –Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil in action against Crystal Palace’s Max during their English Premier League tie at the Emirates Stadium on April 21, 2019.It was that kind of afternoon for Arsenal, who felt Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka should have conceded a penalty when he blocked a cross with his hands.Zaha says he wants to leave to play in the Champions League next season and the forward gave a glimpse of his class when he accelerated away for a cross that Benteke ballooned over the bar. 0Shares0000Crystal Palace players mill around Christian Benteke after he scored the opening goal against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on April 21, 2019.LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 21 – Arsenal’s bid for a top four finish in the Premier League suffered a major setback as Crystal Palace punished their sluggish display to claim a shock 3-2 win on Sunday.Unai Emery’s side paid the price for a defensive horror show at the Emirates Stadium to leave their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via the domestic route hanging in the balance. Emery sent on Alex Iwobi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles at half-time, and the changes helped Arsenal draw level two minutes after the restart.Iwobi slipped a pass to Alexandre Lacazette on the edge of the area and the Arsenal forward picked out Ozil, who beat Vicente Guaita with a fine strike at his near post.But Mustafi’s day to forget hit a new low in the 61st minute as Palace went back in front after another mistake from the German.When Benteke flicked a header towards the Arsenal area, Mustafi seemed unware of Zaha’s presence behind him.Holding out his arms to indicate the ball would run to keeper Bernd Leno, he bizarrely allowed the Ivorian to run past him and clip a cool finish into the far corner.Shell-shocked Arsenal crumbled again as Palace made it three in the 69th minute.Having already won at Manchester City in December, Roy Hodgson’s side were on course for another famous scalp when Scott Dann nodded goalwards and McArthur headed past Leno.Aubameyang capped an incisive burst with his 24th goal of the season in the 77th minute.But it was too late to spare Arsenal’s blushes as Matteo Guendouzi wasted their last chance with a weak finish.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Real Madrid pursuit of Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas would be ‘complicated’ – Zidane

first_img Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says a move for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas would be ‘complicated’.It has been reported that the Spaniard has been offered to clubs like Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain as new boss Antonio Conte continues to revamp his squad.The 29-year-old, who moved back to the Premier League in 2014, has had mixed fortunes at Stamford Bridge and was left out of the starting line-up for Chelsea’s opening game of the season against West Ham on Monday night, fueling speculation about his future.However Zidane has poured cold water on claims that Fabregas could be headed for the Spanish capital by suggesting that he already has enough options in central midfield.Speaking after Madrid’s 5-3 win over Reims on Tuesday night, he said: “If you want to put another central midfielder into the mix then it becomes complicated.“Cesc is a great player, but it is not very straightforward.“I am going to end up with a squad where three or four players do not get selected. To therefore put another player in there makes it difficult.” 1last_img read more

DARA HAILED A HERO AFTER DOUBLE RESCUE EFFORT – IN COUNTY MAYO!

first_imgDARA was with this group from St Johnston celebrating at the top of Croagh PatrickA DONEGAL Mountain Rescue Team member has been involved in an incredible series of rescues – whilst doing a charity climb in Co Mayo.Dara McNulty was with the St Johnston Men on the Move group climbing who were in west Mayo and climbing to the top of Croagh Patrick.But as they began to descend on Saturday, they came across TWO different medical emergencies. “Dara was leading a group from the St Johnston Men on the Move to Croagh Patrick and when descending the mountain around 3pm they came by a lady with a very serious lower left leg injury,” said a DMRT spokesman.“The middle aged lady was a Midlands visitor. Dara ascertained that the Mayo team had been tasked following a 112 call and were en route but perhaps an hour or more away. However, given the nature of the injury, and the certainty of a long stretcher haul, he decided to escalate the callout by calling a former team colleague, John McShane, a winch-man on Rescue heli 118. John, who was just going off duty, contacted Coastguard HQ at Malin and soon they were coordinating directly with Dara who provided Sat Map GPS co-ords, weather, wind and cloud cover data to Malin who promptly tasked 118 to the scene.“Incredibly a short time later Malin reverted to Dara with another 999 incident which had just been called in from further up the mountain, a woman with a head injury, and asked Dara to locate, appraise and update.“On finding the woman, on holidays from Yonkers, New York and ironically along with friends from near Manorcunningham, Dara was faced with a worse situation than earlier. “The lady had sustained a serious head injury in a fall with a bad gash above the right eye. She was drifting in and out of consciousness and luckily Dara was carrying a full first aid kit and a foil blanket. He proceeded to dress the wound and luckily had the full assistance of a doctor who happened to be hiking the Reek also.“Dara asked Malin to prioritise this casualty and shortly afterwards Rescue 118 dropped a winchman and stretcher to their location. The doctor suspecting possible c-spine or neck injury immobilised the casualty. At this stage the Mayo Team had arrived with the original casualty and both had to be stretchered off the cone, a long, slow and arduous job.“Assistance was sought and provided by other able bodied hikers on the hill and both stretchers were brought to where 118 could safely winch the stretchers. They were seperately airlifted to full trauma team attention at Castlebar General Hospital where both are understood to be comfortable tonight.“DMRT wish to congratulate our man of the moment for reacting in such a calm, professional and dedicated way when confronted with a dual crisis. Well done Dara!” DARA HAILED A HERO AFTER DOUBLE RESCUE EFFORT – IN COUNTY MAYO! was last modified: July 20th, 2014 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:Croagh PatrickDara McNultyDMRTdonegal mountain rescue teamlast_img read more

Raiders’ Johnathan Abram shrugs off portrayal on `Hard Knocks’

first_imgNAPA — For the record, Johnathan Abram isn’t backing down on his “Hard Knocks” claim about the pronunciation of one of the most popular fish on any menu.When the HBO series included quarterback Derek Carr taking rookies to dinner, he got into playful banter with Abram, who insisted on pronouncing the “L” in salmon. Abram conceded the “L” is silent in words such as could, should and would, but wouldn’t change his stance on salmon.“It’s “SAL-mon, not salmon,” Abram said Wednesday after the …last_img read more