Powell, Williams head World Indoor team

first_imgWorld Champs 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell headline Jamaica?s 24 member squad to the International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre in Portland, Oregon, from March 17-20.The women?s team of 13 also includes World Championships 4x400m relay gold medallist Stephenie Ann McPherson and 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson.Triple jumper Shanieka Thomas, combined events specialist Salcia Slack, and 800m runner Natoya Goule, who were members of the 2015 World outdoor squad, have also been included.The remaining females are Simone Facey, Patricia Hall, Chrisann Gordon, Samantha Scarlett, Anneisha McLaughlin, Verone Chamber and Ronda Whyte.On the men?s side, Powell headlines the 11-member squad, which includes world outdoor championships 110m hurdles finalist and 2014 and 2015 NCAA Division One 60m hurdle champion Omar McLeod.National record holder and 2013 NCAA 5000m champion Kemoy Campbell, Kevaughn Rattray, Odean Skeen, Ricardo Chambers, Fitzroy Dunkley, Nathon Allen, Dane Hyatt, Demar Murray, and Demish Gaye complete the line-up.Glaring absences from this squad include 2014 WIC 60m gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and men?s 60m silver medallist Nesta Carter.Trevor Campbell heads the management team, with Marvin Anderson and Merlene Hamilton listed as team officials.delegationThe delegation is completed by Jason Strachan (team doctor), Fitz Coleman (technical leader), Maurice Westney and Mark Elliott (coaches), Alvin Green (masseur), and Morine Dawson, (masseuse). The team will depart on March 16 and return on March 21.Jamaica won five medals at the last World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, in 2014.last_img read more

Activists reiterate calls for Mayor, Town Clerk to be sanctioned

first_imgCity Hall sex scandalBy Vahnu ManikchandRights activists have once again staged a “mini-protest” outside the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC), reiterating calls for Mayor Patricia Chase Green and Town Clerk Royston King to be sanctioned for allegedly trying to cover up the rape of a 15-year-old boy, who was detained for loitering.It was alleged that on August 15, 2017, a Lance Corporal attached to the City Constabulary was caught having sex with the teen, and the incident was covered up for some two months until it was reported in October.Shortly after, the alleged perpetrator, along with a Corporal who witnessed the actThese activists have said they will continue to protest until City Hall authorities are sanctioned for covering up the allegationsand reported it, was dismissed but then reinstated before being sent on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the probe after the matter was handed over to the Police.However, activist Jonathan Yearwood told reporters during the three-man protest on Thursday that the Mayor and Town Clerk needed to be arrested and charged as an accessory after the fact since they reportedly knew of the incident and did nothing.“As citizens when you know a crime has been committed, it is our duty to report it. Therefore, the Town Clerk, the Mayor and the Legal Affairs Committee have all been negligent in their duties as officers of the Council and as citizens of Guyana. They are leaders in this City of Georgetown and they should be setting the example and certainly not try to sweep it under the carpet,” he stated.In addition, to accusing the Mayor and Town Clerk of trying to cover up the incident by now taking action against the alleged perpetrator from the inception, Yearwood went on to point out, they also failed to report the matter to the relevant authorities when it was first reported.“No report was made to the Police; no report was made to the Child Care and Protection Agency. All of them are guilty of negligence and I am saying that they should be penalised and the penalty that I’m looking forward to is for them to be dismissed from their jobs. We must set examples that senior people in organisations, people with responsibilities must take responsibility for their actions and if that means they get fired, so be it,” he posited.However, Mayor Chase Green has since denied having any knowledge of the incident until it was reported in the media. However, Chief Constable at the Constabulary, Andrew Foo, had claimed that he informed both the Mayor and Town Clerk of the incident within hours of it being reported to him.Corporal Quacy Baveghens was the one who reportedly witnessed the act and reported it to Foo. Baveghens, who has been sent on administrative leave for failing to report the matter in a timely manner, has lamented that he is being punished because the alleged perpetrator is friends with the Mayor and Town Clerk.Meanwhile, activist Don Singh has stated that the protest action would continue until the authorities at City Hall were held accountable for the role they allegedly played in trying to cover up the matter.“The Minister of Communities should step in and sanction them in one way or the other; ask for them to be removed while a proper investigation is being done by his Ministry or any other thing because this just can’t continue. We can’t just stand by and then we will see another rape or abuse because City Hall is a microcosm of the entire Guyana, where adults commit heinous acts against kids and it’s just washed away, and they call a ‘higher up’ and after a period of time, it’s just gone. But we’re saying no, we will be here every Thursday to let it not die,” Singh noted.Another rights activist, Akola Thompson, also criticised the City Council for neglecting the welfare of citizens. “City Hall just seems to have a very bad attitude with regards to protecting victims, poor people, everything,” she opined.The activists will continue the protest every Thursday at 12:00h.Meanwhile, the Police have since submitted the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), but have been told to clarify specific points before any recommendations for charges could be made.last_img read more

Commissioner’s ban baseless – Attorney

first_imgLGC controversy …says CoI’s findings were already completed The showdown at the Local Government Commission on Friday involving Commissioner Carol Sooba being barred from discussions on City Hall’s Commission of Inquiry findings, has been dubbed as baseless and further violates her rights as a duly elected office-bearer.Former Attorney General Anil NandlallFormer Attorney General, Anil Nandlall shared these views on Saturday, as he stressed on the fact that the Commission of Inquiry would have compiled the findings and the LGC was only responsible for implementing the report. Strongly rejecting the decision to prevent her from sitting at the meetings, the attorney posited that Sooba’s presence is essential to her appointment as a Commissioner and further questioned the grounds under which she was banned.“I reject such a notion because the Local Government Commission is simply engaged in considering the report and possibly, to recommend or implement these recommendations. The Commission is not making any findings. Those findings have already been made by the CoI. I cannot imagine how Sooba’s presence can influence our prejudice,” said Nandlall.“On what basis are you excluding her? The report is already completed. What is going on now is examining the report to determine its implementation. As a duly appointed member of the Commission, if the commission was assigned that responsibility, then she must play a part,” he added.Sooba was asked to recuse herself from one of the sittings, which dealt with the recommendation to have her be paid her benefits from City Hall. This publication was told that Sooba agreed and recused herself from that particular sitting, but she was subsequently asked to remove herself from all other meetings.She confirmed to Guyana Times that she was asked to recuse herself from the meetings after tenacious action on the part of the Chairman, Mortimer Mingo and Vice-Chairman, Andrew Garnett.Commissioner Carol SoobaAfter looking at the reports, the former Attorney General insisted that it was understandable that the LGC prevented Sooba from attending discussions related to her concerns. However, as a Commissioner, she should be entitled to sit on the committee to hear other matters.“The basis of prevent… of preventing her seems to be the fact that the Commission is considering the reports of retired Justice Cecil Kennard, who recently concluded an inquiry into certain aspects of the management of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council. I gather that the thinking is because Sooba, a former town clerk, formed part of the inquiry and that compensations were recommended for what the report termed her wrongful dismissal. Based on the reports, there seems to be no basis to lawfully prevent or disallow Sooba who is a duly appointed member of the Local Government Commission, from performing the functions of the office to which she was appointed,” he mentioned.During Friday’s clash, some Commissioners went against the decision of the Chairman thus maintaining that Sooba should be present at the meeting. While they were in the process of deliberating on the report, sources informed this publication that a fraction of City Hall’s employees will present themselves at the next meeting, scheduled for Wednesday.Efforts to contact the Chairman, Mortimer Mingo, for a comment proved futile.Criminal charges were recommended for embattled Town Clerk, Royston King, for leasing lands which are owned by the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).Similar actions followed for the Acting Town Clerk, Sharon Harry-Munroe; Internal Auditor, Omadeily Newton; City Constable, Andrew Foo; Human Resources Manager, Paula Braithwaite and others.Evidence presented to Inquiry indicated that former Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and Town Clerk, Royston King have not been working collectively to meet the needs of the city.Meanwhile, one of the most important instructions was to have the Council establish a functioning legal division with an attorney-at-law who can assist in any legal matters that arise.The CoI also called for the Mayor to send the No-Confidence Motion against King to the Local Government Commission for deliberations. The motion was filed by Councillor Sherod Duncan and it was revealed that the Mayor allowed King to seek advice from his lawyer, Maxwell Edwards which was later presented to the Council.The Chairman, Justice Kennard requested that the Commission take precedence over the matter since the Council does not have the remit to relieve King of his duties.last_img read more

Discovery in Grande Prairie may uncover new dinosaurs

first_imgA discovery of a nesting site in Grande Prairie may also lead to the discovery of new dinosaur species. University of Alberta student Tetsuto Miyashita and Frederico Fanti, a paleontology graduate student from Italy, made the discovery of a feeding frenzy that played out 73 million years ago. The pair discovered the remains of baby, plant-eating dinosaurs and the teeth of a predator, which was identified as teeth of a Troodon. This dinosaur was raptor-like and measured about two meters in length. – Advertisement -According to Miyashita, the discovery established the idea that dinosaurs were nesting at high latitudes. He says it also shows for the first time a significant number of Troodons in the area that hunted hatchling dinosaurs.Over the course of two summers of field work, Miyashita and Fanti began building a theory that Grande Prairie is a missing link between known dinosaur species that existed much further to the north and south. The list of new finds for the area includes armored and thick-headed plant eaters and fossilized freshwater fish and reptiles.Miyashita says this small pocket of previously undiscovered life could have had interactions that lead to the evolution of new species.Advertisement Miyashita says the variety of dinosaurs in one area creates new ecological interactions such as competition for food and predation. He says that can lead to the evolution of a new species. The pair will now go back to Grande Prairie in 2010 to focus on finding other dinosaur species in the area.last_img read more

RCMP still searching for suspect in alleged liquor store robbery

first_imgA male wearing a dark hoodie with his face covered entered the store and stole money, cigarettes and some alcohol. The male is described as approximately 5’11 with a slender build.No weapon was produced and no one was injured. The immediate area was contained and the police dog attended to track the suspect. No one was located at the time and the investigation is continuing.The RCMP is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 250-787-78100 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

‘If Gareth Bale ever goes to Chelsea they will become invincible!’

first_img1 Football fans awoke to the news Chelsea could rival Manchester United for the services of Gareth Bale.Reports in the Daily Star this week, which were subsequently rubbished by the Welshman’s agent, stated the Red Devils could swap the ex-Tottenham Hotspur sensation for Angel di Maria.But now the Daily Express claim Jose Mourinho could make a move for Bale as he looks to apply the finishing touches to his champions-elect.And fans on Twitter had mixed feelings about the rumours… Gareth Bale last_img

‘It should be illegal to play Hazard in this form!’ – Fans rave over Blues star

first_img Eden Hazard scored one and assisted another for Belgium 1 Eden Hazard had a tough time of it last season with Chelsea amid claims he was not playing to his potential and trying to force a move away from Stamford Bridge.However, he turned it around in the final few games of the season, scoring some magnificent goals, such as the one against Tottenham which crowned Leicester City as Premier League champions.After usual skipper Vincent Kompany was ruled out of Euro 2016 with injury, Hazard was named captain in his stead by manager Marc Wilmots.And his performance in the last 16 tie against Hungary, which included a goal and an assist in the space of two minutes to take the game away from their opponents, was widely applauded by social media.See below for the best reactions to Hazard’s stunning performance!center_img [View the story “‘It should be illegal to play Eden Hazard in this form!’ – Fans rave over Chelsea star’s Belgium performance” on Storify]last_img read more

Judge rejects motion for new trial in Robert Blake civil case

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Schacter heard arguments from both sides on Friday, then took the matter under submission. Blake’s lawyers contended there were numerous acts of juror misconduct, including one woman’s failure to disclose that her daughter was in prison on a murder conviction. Eric Dubin, an attorney for Bakley’s family, said he had statements from five of the 12 jurors denying the claims. Attorney M. Gerald Schwartzbach, who represents Blake, said it was important for Blake to get another trial because his public image was negatively affected by the verdict. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – A judge has denied Robert Blake’s motion for a new trial in the actor’s civil wrongful death case, court officials said Monday. Superior Court Judge David Schacter’s ruling was not immediately available, but was expected to be filed later Monday, the court’s public information officer said. In his criminal trial, Blake was acquitted of murder in the death of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, but a $30 million judgment was entered in February on behalf of Bakley’s family. Lawyers for Blake asked for a new trial because of alleged juror misconduct.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Wayne Rooney was 100/1 to join Everton…SEVEN YEARS AGO!

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Were you one of the lucky few to take a punt on Wayne Rooney sealing a return to Merseyside?The England and Manchester United record goalscorer finally put speculation over his future to bed this week by securing a move back to boyhood club Everton.And the move means there could be a few big pay days.With Rooney reportedly close to an Old Trafford exit under Sir Alex Ferguson seven years ago, Coral were taking bets on his next club. Everton, at that time, were 100/1 – and Coral are paying out now after his move back to Goodison Park was confirmed.Listen to the Coral Daily Download for more of the latest sporting odds!Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more


first_imgTHREE insurance companies which illegally obtained information from a mole inside Letterkenny’s Department of Social Welfare were named and shamed yesterday.The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (deputy director Gary Davis is pictured) took the unprecedented case against FBD Insurance, Zurich Insurance and Travelers Insurance Company.Donegaldaily.com broke the story a year ago (https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/01/26/details-on-hundreds-of-people-may-have-been-leaked-by-donegal-civil-servant/) The ongoing investigation into the alleged unlawful leaking of information is being conducted by gardai in Letterkenny.There have been no arrests.Yesterday’s case was heard at Dublin District Court where assistant data protection commissioner Tony Delaney described the breaches as “very, very serious”.He said the case centred on 15 unnamed individuals whose information was obtained but this was just a sample of numerous data breaches uncovered by the OPDC.Following a tip-off from the department, the office of Reliance Investigation Services was searched in December 2010 and files, including their “active client list”, were examined.The three insurance companies were identified as clients from VAT numbers on invoices for services provided by the detective agency.Each of the insurance companies yesterday offered to make a €20,000 donation to charity in a show of remorse and agreed to pay the legal costs of the data commissioners.Judge Ann Ryan accepted the offer and directed that the companies donate the money to the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin.When we broke the story Mr Davis told us that TWO private investigators and a number of financial institutions were being examined as part of their investigation.“This is the biggest investigation we have undertaken. We can confirm it involves one individual passing on information to a private investigator whom we believe passed on this information to a number of third parties.“The investigation is still ongoing so we are limited to what we can say at the moment. I can confirm that two private investigators and a number of financial institutions have been visited as part of our investigation process,” he said at the time.NAMED: THE INSURANCE COMPANIES WHO ILLEGALLY BOUGHT INFORMATION FROM DONEGAL DSW WORKER was last modified: February 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more