Portmore’s East stars in the west

first_imgJOVAN East starred in the west yesterday evening, netting a double at Tivoli Gardens to hand Portmore United a 2-1 victory in a hard-fought Red Stripe Premier League battle at Edward Seaga Sports Complex.East netted in the 38th and 83rd minutes, either side of a 56th-minute goal from Tivoli’s mercurial striker, Jermaine Johnson, who was forced out of the contest with a knee injury at a critical time – the 77th minute – with the game on a knife’s edge.East, benefiting from Maalique Foster’s industry, made a simple tap-in finish at goalmouth to swing the balance decidedly in Portmore’s favour and send his team climbing up the ladder to joint leadership at 18 points in nine matches, alongside Humble Lion, who edged Boys’ Town 2-1 at Effortville Community Centre, and Montego Bay United, who are involved in one of two matches this afternoon.Tivoli, which might otherwise have made the jump, remained on 14 points – tightly bunched in mid-table – from a result that represented a turnaround for either team’s prior league finish.Portmore’s 3-0 loss at Juici Field in Clarendon served a big motivation for their hero on the day, the 20-year-old East.”It’s a good feeling; it’s all about the hard work in the training session,” the former Calabar Manning Cupper stated. “I liked the preparation from the week start … it was more intense.”We lost the game on Sunday, so we needed the victory to stay at the top of the table. To come to this ground, we had to be motivated, and we wanted to get a good result to motivate ourselves again to go to Arnett Gardens because that is going to be another tough game,” said East, pointing towards their next matchup.Their head coach, Jeffrey Hewitt, is taking it one game at a time as well, but took time out to savour the moment.Good performance”It’s a great win. We showed a lot of character, seeing that we lost the last game, and to come back and win today, I thought we did really, really well,” a smiling Hewitt admitted.”We prepared psychologically for this. In the pre-season, we played against Tivoli, so we knew what we were up against. It didn’t give us an advantage, but a level of preparedness,” he pointed out. “It’s a gradual step; we’re progressively moving forward; we’re not making any hasty predictions. We know that this team will get better as the season goes on. We’re just hoping that everybody stays fit, and to God be the glory.”For Tivoli’s Damion Gordon, their former captain-turned-coach, losing was tough.”It’s very disappointing, very disappointing,” he said. “We’ve been doing well as a team, we’ve been doing well as a unit, and these things happen in football. At times you’re up, at times you’re down. But I just think we could’ve managed the game a little bit better. When we went one-all, I think we should have managed the game a little bit better because we had them on the backfoot.”His team had beaten Rivoli 1-0 in their previous match and asked about the impact of losing Johnson at a critical moment yesterday, he said: “In terms of leadership and in terms of attacking threat, yes, it took that from us. But we had the momentum going forward, so it’s just an unfortunate situation.”We wanted to move up the table. We had re-strategised how we wanted the games and how we wanted to play the games we needed three points from, and this was one of them that we felt we deserved,” a rueful Gordon observed.Yesterday’s ResultsTivoli Gardens 0 Portmore Utd 1Reno FC 0 Cavalier SC 0Humble Lion 2 Boys’ Town 1Harbour View 1 UWI FC 1Today’s games6 p.m. Arnett Gardens vs Rivoli United at Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex3 p.m. Montego Bay United vs Waterhouse at Wespow Park3 p.m. Montego Bay United vs Waterhouse at Wespow Parklast_img read more

Minister Addy Outlines Achievement in 2014

first_imgThe Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Axel Addy has outlined successes achieved by his ministry in 2014.Appearing as guest on the ELBC Super Morning Show (SMS) recently in Paynesville, the Minister intoned that the Ministry went to a retreat last year and developed a three-year strategic plan which attempts to find innovative ways to address the ministry’s mandate.He said at that retreat the ministry shifted its focus in 2014, to ensure that there is no new crisis, with the Ebola epidemic already existing in the country.The Minister disclosed that the MOC constituted a small team that met with importers of petroleum products, rice and others to learn about challenges they are facing in importing these products and they were able to achieve their target.With such achievement done last year, Minister Addy added that the ministry has been and is able to maintain a steady supply of seven brands of rice and fuel on the Liberian market.He stressed that the ministry has also established a Customer Service Center which deals with consumer complaints and the processing of IPDs.According to Minister Addy, a one stop shop will be established at the ministry by the end of the first quarter of this year and the Liberia Revenue Authority and Central Bank of Liberia will be included into it.Commenting further, the Liberia Commerce Minister said the ministry has embarked on a journey to build the capacity of staff by sending them abroad for training and building their capacities through the Liberia Institute for Public Administration, adding that they are seeing progress.The Commerce Minister indicated that this is the first time the ministry’s staffs went through orientation to understand the mandate of the ministry and their job descriptions, which he said was done through the Human Resource DepartmentHe said “one of the innovations we have put in place at the ministry is what we called the Welfare Committee and that manages staff, deals with debts in the ministry between the employees, including various issues. This is beginning to prove very positive because our staffs have vehicles that they can use to do their work.”Commenting on the generation of revenues by his ministry, the minister pointed out that the ministry doubled its revenue generation in 2014 and has planned to triple it this year.The Minister of Commerce stated further that the ministry is working with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to generate more money for government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘China Remains One of Liberia’s Top Development Partners’

first_imgAmbassador Wan Gang, Vice Chairman, National Committee and Chairman of Central Committee of the China Zhi Gong Party.…Says House Speaker ChambersHouse Speaker Bhofal Chambers recently received in audience at his Capitol Building Office, a visiting Chinese Parliamentarian Delegation on a follow-up mission of China’s development commitments to Liberia, following the just-ended Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit in Beijing.The Chinese Parliamentarian Members Delegation was headed by Ambassador Wan Gang, vice chairman, National Committee and Chairman of Central Committee of the China Zhi Gong Party.Amb. Wan held talks with senior Liberian government officials, and subsequently climaxed the delegation’s mission with the Liberian Legislature, headed by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bhofal Chambers.Wan informed Speaker Chambers that his government is committed to supporting Liberia in its bid to mitigate the development challenges the country is faced with.Amb. Wan, who spoke through his interpreter, assured his Liberian counterpart that their visit to the country is a follow-up in commitment to the gains made by the Liberian government’s delegation headed by President George Weah to this year’s FOCAC Summit in Beijing, China, where Liberia secured a commitment from the Chinese government in several areas of its national challenges, specifically in infrastructural development.He pledged the Chinese Parliament’s readiness to work closely with the Liberian Legislature, and exchange know-how and experiences in meeting the needs of their respective peoples. He then extended an invitation to Speaker Chambers to visit the Chinese Parliament.“China remains one of Liberia’s top development partners,” Speaker Chambers said. He then expressed Liberians’ gratefulness to China for the level of achievement made over the period.He said there are several development projects that Liberians can point to and which were solely done by China, and therefore assured his counterpart of the readiness of the Liberia Legislature to accelerate its relationship with the Chinese Parliament in several areas of cooperation in the interest of their respective peoples.Speaker Chambers then accepted the invitation of the Chinese Parliamentarian Delegation, and promised to pay an official visit to China in the soonest possible time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

6 families whose homes were razed by fire get help from GRC

first_imgThe families that received their donations on FridayThe Guyana Relief Council (GRC) continues in its mission to provide relief by donating to six families on Friday who had lost their homes by fire.Donations of groceries, mattresses, furniture and disability tools were handed over to the families at the Council’s head office, Riverview, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.The beneficiaries are the Boodie family of the West Bank of Demerara (WBD); the Clarks; the Lumelino family of Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD); the Andrews family of Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD), the Bacchus family of Grove, EBD, and the Alder family of Haslington, ECD.Welfare Convener of GRC, Rohini Bonar said that out of the six families, two have been able to rebuild and as such, the organisation saw it fit to present them with furniture.She expressed gratitude to the individuals and organisations for the generous donations as it assists greatly in helping the Council carry out its mandate.“The Guyana Relief Council expresses sincere gratitude to those organisations and individuals who continue to give support so that we would fulfil our motto of Caring and Sharing” Bonar thanked.GRC is mainly funded through fundraisers, which are held several times yearly. Just last month, the Chinese Food Festival was held and in October, the Council will hold their Grand Annual Luncheon at the Guyana Pegasus.A team in Florida also hosts a fundraiser once annually which they use to purchase and send donations to the organisation.The Government of Guyana also makes a small donation towards the cause, however, according to Bonar, the said donation is not nearly enough.“We get a Government subvention but really and though we are grateful, that cannot run the office of the Guyana Relief Council. So we really have to do a lot of fundraising to achieve helping persons” Bonar disclosed.The Yvonne Hinds Home of Hope shelter is also housed aback the Council and is used to render assistance to fire victims following disasters.For the year 2019, 50 families consisting of over 200 persons received relief from the organisation. Those desirous of sending donations to GRC are asked to contact the organisation on 225-3081.last_img read more

Therapeutic Salt Caves open in Letterkenny

first_imgAmanda Torrens, from Raphoe in Co. Donegal, is no stranger to the healthcare sector and over the last seventeen years has built and developed a group of nursing homes earning an excellent reputation in care provision for their residents throughout Ireland.Amanda’s latest launch in conjunction with her business partner Dr. Remo Schneider from Switzerland has brought to her home county of Donegal salt therapy treatments and a breakthrough innovative technology in PelviPower.The salt caves are designed to alleviate respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, hay fever, COPD and others and for your skin such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis and more. Amanda Torrens, CEO PonteMed Ireland, Dr. Remo P. Schneider, CEO PonteMed AG Schweiz and Packie Bonner, Ireland’s Soccer Legend who officially opened Salt Caves Ireland & PelviPower at Pontemed Clinic, Letterkenny.The Salt Caves has natural antibacterial, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties which will improve your overall wellbeing and fitness. All you have to do is, sit back, relax and breath. Let the Salt Caves Therapy do the rest and you can enjoy the experience.When you sit in one of our Salt Caves, a halo generator grinds up pharmaceutical grade salt into minute particles that become airborne when dispersed into the room. The dry salt aerosol particles are then inhaled deep into the lungs to help relieve inflammation, loosen congestion to allow easier and improved breathing.The salt particles help to open up the airways, increase oxygen intake and cleanse the airways of smoke, dust, pollutants and other allergens. When salt lands on the skin it can also help to relieve sore, flakey, red and irritated skin.It is important to understand that salt therapy is not an alternative therapy, but a complementary one. It can help relieve the symptoms of a condition and work in conjunction with existing medication, resulting in even greater relief. Commenting on her new venture, Amanda says, “I am delighted to be in a position to bring salt therapy to Letterkenny. The public have embraced the concept which is great and have enjoyed the results in what it can do to enhance their quality of life from respiratory and dermatological issues. The amount of people through our doors to date has been outstanding and our team there have excelled in dealing with the influx of users.“It is just amazing for us to see the results being achieved by our customers and it has already had a profound effect on some of their lives. People have come to us to help with their breathing and skin problems and have had great success, once these conditions have been resolved they are returning for further treatments due to the relaxing and calming effects they and their children are experiencing.”Amanda added that, “We have created a sanctuary for people to come and unwind. Our world is so fast-paced and we just want people to come and turn off their phones and breathe and be with themselves, be present with themselves and just relax. It’s the high mineral content and the way it interacts naturally with our bodies that makes the treatment so beneficial.“The Himalayan salt contains many of the minerals that the human body needs. Our clients breathe in the minerals and feel the benefits after just a few visits.”PelviPower is a revolutionary treatment for Urinary Incontinence (UI) which is now available in Donegal. PelviPower is an innovative and scientific technology introduced by PonteMed Ireland, it will permanently change the lives of thousands of people suffering from bladder weakness and back pain in the North-West Region.PelviPower has proven effective in treating pre-and postoperative patients undergoing Prostate surgery. It has been hailed as a breakthrough in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. 50% of men over the age of 40 suffer from the condition. The success rate for treating back pain is well documented, an estimated 1.65m people in Ireland suffer with back pain, with 21% reporting living with pain for more than a decade. Conditions affecting the bladder are highly stigmatising.Individuals experiencing UI tend to feel embarrassed about their symptoms and can be reluctant to engage in social activities.PonteMed begins its national expansion, having already installed a unit at Bons Secours Galway and The Galway Clinic. Limerick has been identified as the next location for the treatment and it is expected to be up and running by December at The Bons at Baringtons. When Amanda was asked about PelviPower, she stated “Letterkenny is the first PelviPower centre to open in Ireland and we are looking forward to opening six more in the next year in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Kilkenny, Kildare and Dublin. This technology is the first of its kind to hit our island and I am proud to have brought it to my home county of Donegal first.“This innovative medical device is a passive treatment which strengthens the pelvic floor and builds your inner core strength, something of which we all tend to forget about, yet it is vital to our inner wellbeing especially in today’s world.”Amanda added that, “Having seen it in operation in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where it has become a permanent part of treatment, I was convinced that thousands of sufferers in Ireland would benefit from this treatment.”More information is available directly from:PonteMed Clinic,Scally Place,Justice Walsh Road,Letterkenny,Co. Donegal.Ph. No: 1890 800226Landline: 074 9122863Mobile: 087 6151359info@saltcavesireland.comwww.saltcavesireland.cominfo.ie@pontemed.comwww.pontemedireland.comTherapeutic Salt Caves open in Letterkenny was last modified: November 12th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:amanda torrensdonegalletterkennypelvimpowerpontemedsalt cavestherapyuilast_img read more

COYLE ADMITS HE COULDN’T TURN DOWN IRISH JOB

first_imgA Donegal man could well be in line to take over as the next manager of the Republic of Ireland when Giovanni Trapattoni quits.Bolton boss Owen Coyle qualified to wear the green shirt because of his parents who are from Gortahork and Gweedore.The highly-respected manager often returns to Donegal to spend holidays here. Now we could be seeing a lot more of him after he admitted he fancies taking over from Trap if the Italian packs it in after the 2012 world cup campaign.“When big decisions come, I’m prepared to make them. It would be very difficult to turn down Ireland,” he admits.Manchester United and Alex Ferguson needed a late, late goal to break down Coyle’s Bolton side at the weekend which has also added to the speculation that the United board could be living up a move for Coyle when Ferguson retires.Coyle played just one cap for the Republic of Ireland against Holland when he came on in the 83rd minute for Tommy Coyne in a friendly. EndsCOYLE ADMITS HE COULDN’T TURN DOWN IRISH JOB was last modified: March 20th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Spurs could still sign teenage ace as Man City deal denied

first_imgTottenham could still sign Gavin Bazunu as a rumoured deal taking the teenager to Manchester City has been denied by Shamrock Rovers.It was widely reported last week that City had wrapped up the signing of Bazunu, the goalkeeper, for around £360,000, having invited him to the Etihad to watch their demolition of Huddersfield in the Premier League. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 IN DEMAND Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 2 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Latest transfer news LIVING THE DREAM targets moving on LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Bazunu has agreed a deal to join Manchester City RANKED Bazunu has agreed a deal to join Manchester City Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti three-way race It was claimed Pep Guardiola’s side had beaten Tottenham to the signing of Bazunu, with Spurs bidding for him a few weeks before City made their approach.However, the Irish Independent claim the move to City has not yet been completed, with it expected Bazunu will go for higher than the £360,000 offered by the Premier League champions; there are suggestions Bazunu could be sold for over €500,000, which would break the League of Ireland record for the sale of a player. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing REVEALED This has opened the door for Tottenham to still win the race for Bazunu, with Stephen Bradley, the Shamrock Rovers manager, confirming in the story that both City and Spurs are battling it out for the teenager.“I’d imagine in the next month or so (a choice),” Bradley is quoted as saying. “But again it’s down to Gavin and the club. He needs to get a good feel for what he decides.“It’s all still going on behind the scenes, that will look after itself. Both clubs have shown a big, big interest in him.”16-year-old Bazunu has quickly emerged as one of the brightest talents in Irish football, despite making just six appearances for the Tallaght Stadium club. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January TOP WORK He is still to concede a goal in four League of Ireland appearances, and also impressed in Rovers’ Europa League qualifying defeat to AIK.Bazunu is unable to leave his homeland until he turns 17 in February, though he is expected to remain in Ireland until he finishes his Leaving Certificate next June.last_img read more

Henderson out, Keita back? How Liverpool are likely to line-up against Spurs

first_imgLiverpool will attempt to make it five wins from five when they travel down to London to take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.Both of these sides are being tipped to challenge for the Premier League title but Spurs come into this on the back of a shock 2-1 defeat to Watford. possible standings Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade highlights How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack It promises to be a thrilling encounter if either of last year’s matches are anything to go by, with Spurs winning the Wembley game 4-1 and the two sides playing out an enthralling 2-2 draw at Anfield.Favourites for the game will be Liverpool given their perfect start to the campaign and Jurgen Klopp will not want his team to let up.So who do we think will take to the pitch for the Reds on Saturday at 12:30pm? Check out talkSPORT.com predicted XI below. ADVICE Latest Football News Liverpool players Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane celebrate together. Alisson had a moment to forget against Leicester smart causal Is this how Liverpool will look when they face Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade getty Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 impact RANKED Elsewhere, Alisson will retain his spot as No.1 despite his mistake costing Liverpool a goal against Leicester City.It’s unthinkable the Brazil star would lose his place at this moment in time as Klopp accepts an error such as this is just the price paid for a goalkeeper more talented and ambitious with the ball at this feet than previous incumbents. silverware Additionally, centre-back Joe Gomez is set to continue alongside Virgil van Dijk in defence but the news Dejan Lovren won’t be fit for around another month will be a blow as fixtures begin to come thick and fast with the Champions League starting next week.Here’s how Tottenham are likely to line up BEST OF 3 Jordan Henderson returned to Klopp’s team in their last game, a 2-1 win over Leicester City, but didn’t do too well, especially in the second half when the Foxes stepped up their game.This could see Georginio Wijnaldum, having done well in the absence of the England international, who struggled against Spain while on duty, sit in the deeper.This would allow Naby Keita to return to the starting XI, and put pressure on Tottenham’s weaker midfield when the Reds are out of possession. He could hold the key to victory. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more MONEY REVEALED 3last_img read more

NOT A SINGLE IDA SITE VISIT IN DONEGAL THIS YEAR – TD

first_imgDonegal Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has received confirmation from the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton that not a single sponsored site visit has been carried out by the IDA in Donegal this year to date. Deputy Mac Lochlainn described the confirmation as “a damning indictment of this government’s lack of commitment to the people of Donegal”.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “Donegal had been worse hit than any other county with over one in four workers unemployed. In some Donegal parishes, unemployment is almost 40%. Thousands have emigrated to Australia, Canada and elsewhere.“In the Dáil chamber, a few weeks ago, I challenged Minister Bruton to outline his government’s plan for job creation and job retention in Donegal. It was clear that day from the response I received that they have no plan but I didn’t realise just how awful their approach has been until I received this latest confirmation that not a single sponsored site visit has been carried out by the IDA in Donegal this year to date. “This is a damning a damning indictment of this government’s lack of commitment to the people of Donegal. Since taking office, this government has continued the historic neglect of Donegal. They pulled funding for the Donegal to Dublin A5 dual-carriageway. They removed funding for the Derry to Dublin air route.They actually considered closing the one IDA office in the county in Letterkenny and most importantly of all, they have absolutely failed to address the unemployment crisis in our county”.He continued: “This week, Sinn Féin launched our jobs plan; ‘Investing in Ireland’s Future: Create Jobs- Create Growth’ here in Donegal.“We have identified €13 billion which can be sourced to create jobs, improve competitiveness and increase productivity across the state. This would be funded from the National Pension Reserve Fund, European Investment Bank, incentivised investment from the private pension sector and we would end the capital spending cuts of this government including the crucial A5 Donegal to Dublin dual carriageway. “An investment of this scale would create and retain thousands of jobs in Donegal. Smart investment will secure sustainable jobs and our national competitiveness into the future.“Our jobs plan will invest in essential infrastructure; help entrepreneurs by removing obstacles to doing business and supporting them to retain and create new jobs; exploit the potential of existing and new state enterprises particularly in broadband rollout, renewable energy and eco-tourism and invest in agri-food and rural communities.“The people of Donegal need to know that there is a path out of this economic depression. In the absence of government action, Sinn Féin have shone a light on that path.” NOT A SINGLE IDA SITE VISIT IN DONEGAL THIS YEAR – TD was last modified: October 30th, 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