Trinidadian climbs Europe’s Mount Elbrus

first_imgIn 2015, Mungalsingh established the non-governmental organization called Home for Angels and Little Ones (HALO).He said his mission is not just to climb mountains but to plant the Trinidad and Tobago flag at the top of the highest peaks in the world. “I just want to thank everyone who has contributed and given so generously….” said Mungalsingh as he approached the summit. Mungalsingh was able to raise TT$18,500 towards finishing the Elpis Centre’s Emergency Transitional Home for Vulnerable Pregnant Women in Trinidad. Mere hours before reaching the summit, Mungalsingh gave his supporters an update of his progress. Trinidadian Henry Mungalsingh, reached the peak of Europe’s highest mountain on Wednesday. His feat fulfilled his pledge to raise funds for a women’s home in the twin island republic. On Wednesday morning, Henry raised the Trinidad and Tobago flag on the summit of the highest mountain in Europe, Mount Elbrus, at 18,500 feet. The group ‘Project Halo’ posted the news on Thursday saying they raised TT$25,500 from a lot of generous donors, both nationals and foreigners.last_img read more

Jamaica to observe anniversary of horrific train crash

first_imgClaimed close to 200 lives  Known as the Kendal Train Crash, the tragedy took place in the district of Kendal and claimed close to 200 lives.“This Friday, September 1, we will as a nation officially recall the circumstances of the horrendous train accident which claimed close to 200 hundred lives,” Grange said.She noted that the decision was made following discussions with individuals including Beverley East, author of the book, Reaper of Souls.Reaper of Souls gives an account of the Kendal Crash using fictional characters. St. Anne’s Church commemorating crashGrange said St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kingston was also commemorating the Kendal Crash with a memorial Service on September 3.Many of those who died in the accident were members of St. Anne’s who were returning to Kingston from an excursion to Montego Bay when the accident occurred.The Kingston bound train had two diesel engines leading 12 overcrowded wooden coaches transporting 1, 600 passengers when it derailed at Kendal, resulting in the deaths of some 200 people and seriously injuring several others.The cause of the crash was narrowed down to a failure of the train’s braking system as it negotiated a curve. However, some people were of the opinion vandals on the train’s braking system. Beginning this year, Jamaicans will observe the anniversary of a horrific train crash that occurred in the central parish of Manchester in 1957. The anniversary will be recognized annually on September 1.The announcement was made on Thursday by Culture Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange.center_img National Library exhibition The Minister said among the activities this year to commemorate the Kendal Crash, “The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) will be putting on an exhibition which will include general historical information on the train crash which was the second worst rail disaster in the world at the time. It will also display newspaper headlines and photographs of the scene of the crash.”She said that consideration was also being given to the NLJ going into partnership with the Jamaica Library Service to have the exhibition placed in all parish libraries, starting with the library in Manchester.last_img read more

Vybz Kartel lawyers seek extended time for appeal

first_imgImprisoned Jamaican dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel will have to wait until July next year before the appeal against the life sentence which he is currently serving is heard.The appeal hearing was originally scheduled for February 19 next year. However, following a case management hearing on Tuesday, November 7, his attorneys requested more time to prepare the appeal.The hearing is now set to start on July 9, 2018 and will be heard over three weeks.Kartel, a popular entertainer, whose birth name is Adidja Palmer. was convicted along with Kahira Jones, Andre St John, and entertainer Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell in 2014 for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.The four men were given life sentences following a high profile trial.Kartel will be eligible for parole after 35 years.In his trial prosecutors alleged Williams was beaten to death at the Kartel’s  home in August 2011 after being lured there to answer for two missing illegal guns.  Williams body has never been found. Police testified they retrieved a text message from Kartel’s phone saying Williams was chopped up in a “mincemeat” so fine that his remains would never be found.last_img read more

First eight-nation Athletics World Cup set for July 14-15 in London

first_imgJamaica will be one of eight nations set to compete at the inaugural Athletics World Cup which will take place in London, England in July. The event will be held on July 14 and 15 and will include the United States, South Africa, Poland, France, China, Germany and Great Britain. One male and one female athlete from each nation will compete in each track and field event. The two-day World Cup is expected to be held at the London Stadium. This was the same venue that hosted the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships. This event is expected to be held every four years with the winning team taking home US $450,000 while the last place team will walk away with US $100,000.last_img read more

CNW Network’s Recommendations for the August 28 FL Primary Elections

first_imgOf the seven Republican candidates on the primary election ballot Adam Putnam, Florida long serving Agricultural Commissioner stands out as the best choice. His moderate stance augers well for a potential Florida governor. PALM BEACH GARDENS QUESTIONS A former prominent Florida representative and Miami-Dade Commissioner, who has been active in several aspects of the county’s endeavors, Barreiro seems to have the most experience of the Republican candidates to contest this seat in November. She remains a warrior for the District since her first election in 2010 representing District 17. She has adequately represented the cause of the Black Community. including Haitians, and is quite fearless in Washington in fighting for the rights of her district and all Americans.   NB. Democrat incumbent Senator Bill Nelson automatically advances to the November general elections as there is/are no Democratic challenger(s). Andrew Gillum – (DEM)After very intense analysis among a close race between Phillip Levine, Bob Greene, Gwen Graham and Andrew Gillum. CNW is recommending voters vote for Andrew Gillum, who is vying to be Florida’s first African American Governor. Throughout his long campaign Gillum, the Mayor of Tallahassee, has been consistent in the issues that mostly affect the Caribbean and African American communities. A progressive, he is firmly in favor of gun control, improved rights for immigrants, Medicare for all, more funding for state education and improved teacher’s salaries, criminal reform, improved working conditions and rights for women, and increased benefits for seniors. PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMISSIONDistrict 2Gregg Weiss (DEM)PORT OF PALM BEACH COMMISSIONGroup 5Joseph Anderson (DEM)PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD District 7Debra Robinson CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES – DISTRICT 15Group 13Alcolya St. JusteGroup 18Maxine Cheesman Group 25Henry Quinn Johnson PALM BEACH COUNTY COURT JUDGE Group 4Allegra Fung Group 5Richard Llerena BOCA RATON MAYOR:                                                   Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer services This African American business professional is keen on representing the district to improve small businesses. He says he wants to work to restore mom and pop businesses, and wants to “restore the promise of the American Dream for every single American in the district.” MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURT JUDGES Group 2Kristy NunezGroup 32Lizzet MendezGroup 40Michael Barket Group 33Olanike “Nike” AdebayoGroup  43Milena Abreu US CONGRESS:     Dr. Edison Walters (REP) Incumbent To assist voters in their choice in South Florida’s August 28 Primary Elections, the Caribbean National Weekly over the past several months has closely observed the candidate’s campaign messages, analyzed questionnaires some responded to, listened to some of their speeches, and read their position on various issues, especially as these relate to the interests Caribbean and African American voters. This has resulted in the newspaper’s editorial board concluding which candidates are more suitable to be elected in the primary elections to be held on Aug 28, and others nominated to advance to the ballot for the November 6 General Elections.  Accordingly, our recommendations are stated below.Early voting in the Primary Elections began in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties on August13 and will begin in Broward County on August 18. Voters are reminded they can only vote according to their party registration in the Primary Elections.  Voters registered without party affiliation, or NPA, will not be allowed to vote. Registered Democrats can only vote for Democratic candidates on the ballot with Democratic candidates, and the same applies for registered Republican voters, they can only vote for Republican candidates.However, on Election Day, November 6,  Democrats, Republicans and NPA’s can vote for a candidate of which ever party.Voters are also advised to contact the offices of the respective Supervisor of Elections in their county of residence for early voting places, and early voting times.On behalf of the several candidates that have placed themselves for elections, and the time, energy and money they have spent seeking to represent the voters of South Florida, we appeal to every eligible voter to vote. Voting in the primary elections extends over a period of several days which enhances the convenience of voting. There are very serious issues that affect every member of this community. It is by exercising every voter’s special privilege to elect the most suitable candidate to represent him/her in the respective legislative chamber that these issues can be dealt with to the advantage of each voter, and the community. Recommendations GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA Matt Baxter (REP) Ted Deutch (DEM)Elected to Congress in 2010 Deutch has proved himself a committed Democratic, devoted to issues like gun control, affordable healthcare, improvement in Social Security and Medicare, raising the minimum wage and helping the lot of working families. District 24 Scott has a challenger in Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente who has launched an ambitious campaign, but even he must realize it is difficult to compete against the name recognition gained by Scott as Florida’s governor since 2010. District 113Kubs Lalchandani (DEM)This son of immigrants has risen from modest means through hard work and is now determined to go to the Florida capitol to benefit the district and state by using innovative ideas to grow the economy, reduce gun violence and reform gun laws, and improve education and the environment.District 115 Vance Aloupis (REP)Aloupis has made a convincing argument for improving jobs, the economy and education; improving public safety through improving aspects of the police force statewide, improve transportation and communication with the district; lower property tax rates and increase homestead extension, and lower property tax rates.District 116Daniel Perez (REP)Perez was elected among stiff odds to the Florida House in 2017, and has showed the type of drive and commitment during his relatively short tenure that deserves to be voted for to continue his “tireless work for the residents of the district and the residents of Florida.”District 119  Annie Martinez (REP)Martinez is one of the few candidates who have placed improving care and living facilities for Florida seniors. She also wants to improve education; reduce traffic congestion – a troubling problem in South Florida, and significantly reduce crime, especially on urban streets.BROWARD COUNTY ELECTIONS COUNTY COMMISSIONS District 2Mark D. Bogen (Dem) IncumbentBogen has served the voters of Broward County and District 2 for the past 4 years, during which time he has joined his colleagues in obtaining a living age for county workers, and has sought to make higher education affordable for Broward students.District 6Quintin “Beam” Furr (Dem) IncumbentThe incumbent commissioner and Broward County Mayor has settled into the niche of serving Broward County, and is deserving of reelection. BROWARD COUNTY COURT JUDGES Group 9 Tanner Channing Demmery Group 10Robert F. Diaz Group 17 Rhoda SokoloffGroup 19Jackie Powell Group 25Robert Lee SHALL THE PALM BEACH GARDENS CHARTER BE AMENDED TO CHANGE FROM THE EXISTING TERM LIMIT WHICH PROHIBITS A COUNCIL MEMBER FROM BEING ELECTED TO MORE THAN TWO CONSECUTIVE FULL TERMS TO A TERM LIMIT THAT PROHIBITS A COUNCIL MEMBER FROM SERVING FOR MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE FULL TERMS AND MAKING THE CHANGE APPLY TO ALL SITTING COUNCIL MEMBERS? Debbie Mucarsel Powell (Dem) LOXAHATCHEE GROVESAMENDING TOWN CHARTER REFERENDUM REQUIREMENT FOR THE TOWN’S ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN TYPES OF DEBTThe Town Charter currently requires referendum approval for revenue bonds, lease purchase contracts, or any other unfunded multiyear contracts to purchase real property or construct capital improvements where the repayment term exceeds thirty-six (36) months. Should the Town Charter be amended to change the requirement for referendum approval to where the repayment term exceeds eleven (11) years, provided that a referendum would still be required if required by law, or state or federal agencies?                                                                                                                                                                            Yes With a lifetime of experience in farming, Baxter says he will ensure that future generations of Floridians understand the important role the agriculture industry plays in Florida’s economic security by growing food that feeds the world District 27 Fourteen candidates, 6 Democrats and 8 Republicans are competing aggressively for the seat formerly held by Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Adam Putnam (REP) Alcee Hastings (DEM) Incumbent District 23 FLORIDA STATE SENATOR District 30Bobby Powell (Dem) – IncumbentPowell is seeking reelection to the Senate following his election in 2016. His commitment to job creation and economic development has made him a favorite of business and community leaders alike. He deserves reelection to continue his quest towards the district’s and the state’s economic development, and work towards improving areas like transportation and tourism.District 34Gary Farmer, Jr. (DEM) IncumbentFarmer was also first elected to the Florida Senate in 2016. In his first tenure he has adapted himself and shown the potential to be a future Democratic leader not only in Florida, but nationally. He has been consistent in his effort to protect the Florida environment, secure reform of the state’s gun laws, secure more pay for Florida’s teachers, and expanding Medicaid to Florida’s low-income residents.District 36David Perez (DEM)Although Perez began his campaign very late; in June, he is better  prepared to contest this primary election, which will see the winner pitted against the incumbent Manny Diaz Jr. Perez is passionate about improving public education in Florida District 38Daphne Campbell (Dem) IncumbentCampbell was a dedicated Florida Representative and during her first term as Florida Senator she has shown the same dedication and aggressiveness. She is fearless in seeking benefits for her constituents, especially Haitian-Americans. She understands the district well and should be reelected. STATE REPRESENTATIVESDistrict 81Tina Polsky (DEM)Polsky is in a keen contest with Mindy Koch for this seat representing parts of Palm Beach County. Koch sought a seat in the Florida Senate in 2016 but lost, and Polsky, an attorney, should also ruin her chances for the Florida House. Polsky is keen on improving the welfare of seniors, and has a better plan than Koch for environmental control, public education, tourism growth, and healthcare.District 87David Silver (DEM) IncumbentIn his first term in the Florida House Silvers has not been intimidated to find ways to penetrate the Republican wall to sponsor legislation, and even get legislation pass. The Democratic minority needs representatives who go to Tallahassee to perform, to succeed despite the Republican majority.District 89Jim Bonfiglio  (DEM)This very savvy Democrat seems highly capable of winning this seat and advancing to the state house in November. He strongly supports issues of interest to Caribbean American voters including increasing the minimum age; expanding affordable healthcare; fighting for policies to minimize the damage of climate change; Mike Spritz (REP)Spritz is an unusual Republican who says he is in favor of tightening gun control in the state, and approval of medical marijuana once the amount to be possessed is controlled. He, however, wants to enhance the fight against the opioid epidemic.District 92Patricia Hawkins-Williams (DEM) Incumbent.Williams face a very stiff challenge from  Paulette Armstead in seeking reelection to the seat she won in 2016. Despite criticism that she has been very low key in her first term in the Florida House, Williams says she has learned a lot, especially how to maneuver for the benefit of her constituents in the Republican laden House, District 96Kristen Jacobs (DEM) IncumbentJacobs during her four-year tenure in the Florida House indicated a forcefulness that showed she was not deterred by being a member of the minority party in the House. She has shown the same dedication for public service that she revealed as a Broward County Commissioner. She’s a consistent advocate for improving the state’s minimum wage; improving public school teacher’s salaries; and planning proactively against the perils of climate change.District 97Jared Muscowitz (DEM) IncumbentMuscowitz is seeking to be reelected to his fourth term in the Florida House, and based on his performance over the past three terms deserves reelection. A Parkland resident he was directly involved in soothing the relatives of victims, and students, after the tragic school shooting in that city. Accordingly, he is seeking stronger gun control measures. He also wants stronger measures to protect Florida schools.District 98Andrew Dolberg (DEM)Five political rookies are vying for the seat vacated by fellow Democrat Katie Edwards Walpole. Dolberg is a young man, but very political savvy, and shows that he fully understands the issues and needs of the very racially diverse district, county and state. The articulate voice of the youth is critically needed in Tallahassee and Dolberg, a progressive, is not afraid to let his be heard on matters like gun reform, Medicare for all, racial equality and equity, higher pay for teachers, and improved care and benefits for seniors.District 103Cindy Polo (DEM)Polo made a very emphatic statement to why she is seeking to represent this district in Tallahassee, “I am tired of not being represented or heard by my elected officials.” She wants to be able to fully represent her constituents and regularly give them a feedback to the efforts she will be making on their behalf. Her main platform are issues affecting women, gun control and the safety of Florida students in public schools.District 105Javier Estevez (DEM)Estevez stands for crucial issues which Democrats are seeking to be effectively addressed in the Florida House. These include decreasing the amount of testing in public schools; increase funding for affordable housing; raising minimum wage to a living wage; implement Medicare-for-all legislation; and repeal the Stand-Your-Ground law.District 108Dotie Josephs (DEM)Attorney Josephs, community activist, and civil rights advocate seems poised to grasp the seat currently held by incumbent Roy Hardeman. Joseph seeks to be elected to “fight for equal access to affordable housing, safe communities, quality education, affordable health care, and job creation, and  to improve the quality of life for all who live, work, and play in the District.”District 109Cedric McMinn (DEM)  McMinn seeks to be elected to fight for a strong public education system that prepares our students and compensates our teachers, jobs and careers that provide a living wage for all residents and sustainable businesses in our community; safer and cleaner neighborhoods end homelessness; and empower the youth and adults in the district to give back to the community through volunteering opportunities. Scott Singer MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ELECTIONSMIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISION District 2Jean Monestime – IncumbentDistrict 6 Rebecca Sosa District 8Danielle Levine Cava District 10 Alfred Santamaria District 12 Patricio Moreno Rick Scott (REP) Roy David Walker (DEM) District 22 Donna is a veteran administrator having served as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Bill Clinton administration, and the very effective president of the University of Miami. Her understanding of the workings of Washington DC should enable her to represent the interests of the district and the state well. She is one of the few candidates that is seeking to improve Miami’s inadequate transportation infrastructure. She sees climate change as the biggest challenge the planet faces in the 21st century and wants the US to again lead in measures to counter climate change. BALLOT QUESTIONS PALM BEACH COUNTY ELECTIONS Bruno Barreiro  (Rep)                  Ashley Moodie (REP)Recognized in 2006, at age 31, as the youngest judge in Florida, Ashley Moody presents a formidable candidate for the Attorney General of Florida. She is strong on state law, and her wide experience includes advocating for the rights of, and justice for those accused of crimes. SHALL THE ABOVE DESCRIBED QUESTION NO.1 BE ADOPTED?YES District 20 The quest to represent either the Democratic or Republican Party in the November 6 mid-term general election has proven to be very contentious between the several candidates on the primary election ballot. The candidates have presented themselves well in debates and in their respective campaigns. Kaufman stands out in a field of three Republicans seeking to contest this seat against Democratic incumbent Debbie Wasserman Schultz in November. He calls himself an “independent minded Republican constitutionalist” who wants to protect American freedoms “leading to greater economic and social prosperity.” Hastings have been a long-term member of Congress who has been consistent in his efforts to improve the quality of life in this district. He has the required experience to continue in the job. Vote YES BROWARD SCHOOL BOARDDistrict 1Ann Murray District 4Tenille Doe Decoste District 6 Laurie Rich LevinsonDistrict 7Mike OlbelDistrict 8Donna Pilger Korn CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES – DISTRICT 17Group 8 Ernest Kollra (Incumbent) Group 36Shari Beth Africk-Olefson    Group 38Stefanie Camille Moon Group 39Camille Coolidge ShotwellGroup 42Richard Bryan KaplanGroup 43 Dan CaseyGroup 46 James Curry A Hispanic immigrant Debbie is strong on solving the challenges faced by immigrants in the US and is keen on immigration reform. She also wants to expand affordable healthcare to families, improve the rights of women, reforms the US tax system, improve education in public schools and particularly early childhood education, and is committed to fight for common sense gun legislation. BALLOTT QUESTION Funding Security and essential instruction related expenses of schools through ½ mill property tax levy. ATTORNEY GENERAL of Florida This hard-working attorney and state representative is also seeking to make history as Florida’s first African American attorney general. He has formulated a strong platform on issues like the protection of children and families; a statewide fight against corruption and fraud; eliminating the threat of the opioid epidemic,  advocating for consumers and rate payers of public utilities and state insurance, and the strong defense of Floridians civil and equal rights, which enhances his potential to serve in this position. Joe Kaufman (REP) CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES – DISTRICT 11Group 8Elisabeth Espinosa Group 14Renee Gordon Group 25 Yery Moreno District 26   MIAMI GARDENS GENERAL ELECTION  (Still researching)Seat 2Francis Dave Ragoo Seat 4 Sandra McDowell 195 Seat 6Erhabor Ighodaro Walker’s impressive resume indicates a man very qualified to be the state’s next Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer services. He has revealed sound plans to protect and conserve the environment, protect consumer interests, grow Florida’s agriculture industry, maintain a high standard of food and nutrition, conserve the state’s water. His plans to improve consumer services include elimination of scams and fraud against consumers, improve food safety inspection, and reduce harassing telemarketing calls. Sean Shaw (DEM) Seat A Frederica Wilson (Dem) Incumbent Andy Thomson Donna Shalala (DEM) MIAMI-DADE SCHOOL BOARDDistrict 2Dorothy Bendress-Mindingall – Incumbent District 4Perla Tabares Hantman – Incumbent US Senate SHALL THE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO REMOVE PROVISIONS THAT ARE OUTDATED, UNNECESSARY OR CONFLICT WITH STATE LAW INCLUDING MUNICIPALITY, CITY CLERK, AND CITY TREASURER SPECIFIC POWERS/DUTIES; OATH OF OFFICE; MERIT SYSTEM; PROCEDURE REMOVING COUNCILMEN, QUALIFICATION OF ELECTORS, COUNCIL MEETING AND PROCEDURE, AND OTHER PROVISIONS; REVISE COUNCIL-MANAGER RELATIONSHIP; CHANGE FILLING OF VACANCIES; LIMIT INITIATIVE/REFERENDUM; DEFINE “FULL TERM”; REMOVE COUNCIL CONFIRMATION OF EMPLOYEES AND OTHER CHANGES; AS PROVIDED IN EXHIBIT A, ORDINANCE 8? SHALL THE ABOVE DESCRIBED QUESTION NO.2 BE ADOPTED?YES SHALL THE PALM BEACH GARDENS CHARTER BE AMENDED TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE CITY MANAGER BE A RESIDENT WITHIN ONE YEAR OF APPOINTMENT AND INSTEAD PROVIDE THAT ANY RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR THE CITY MANAGER BE DETERMINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IN THE CITY MANAGER’S EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT? SHALL THE ABOVE DESCRIBED QUESTION NO, 3 BE ADOPTED?YES Curbelo was first elected in 2014 and reelected in 2016. He has served as more of a moderate Republican who, for example, acts proactively to protect Florida’s environment, not seeing climate change as a hoax. Carols Curbelo (REP) Incumbent last_img read more

Thousands to vote in Grenada referendum

first_imgElectoral officials in Grenada on Monday said an estimated 80,000 people have registered to vote in next month’s referendum as citizens decide whether or not to replace the London-based Privy Council as their final court.The Parliamentary Elections Office said voters have until October 15 to make any adjustment to the final voter’s list that will be used for the November 6 referendum on whether to replace the Privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).The list, released on Monday and contains 79,397 names and the Parliamentary Elections Office said they would be required to answer yes or no to the question “Do you approve the bill for an act proposing to alter the constitution of Grenada cited as constitution of Grenada (Caribbean Court of Justice and renaming of Supreme Court) (Amendment) Bill, 2018?”Two-thirds of votes are needed They said two thirds of the voters need to answer “yes’ in order for the necessary amendment to be made to the Grenada Constitution, allowing for the CCJ, which also functions as an international tribunal interpreting the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the regional integration movement, CARICOM, to replace the Privy Council as Grenada’s final appellate court.On Monday, the Senate approved amendments to the People’s Representation Act, the legislation that governs the operations of the Parliamentary Elections Office during an election. The amendment also criminalizes the use of cellular phones, digital cameras and other electronic devices inside of polling booths.The House of Representatives approved the amendments last Friday during a special sitting.The Bill must now go through the final stage of accession by the Governor General, published in the Gazette and given a date of effect for it to become law.Officials say once all requirements are complete, the amendment will be enforced in time for the November referendum.last_img read more

Wife of St. Lucia police officer murdered

first_imgPolice are investigating the murder of the wife of a police officer, who was shot on Monday night  just outside of the capital – Castries.They said Kimberly de Leon, an accountant employed in the public service, was shot several times.The authorities have given no motive for the killing, but media reports said that one person is assisting in the investigations.Meanwhile, police are continuing their investigations into the shooting death of 26 year-old Owen Francois, who was shot as he sat in a vehicle with another person on Monday night by unknown gunmen.The police said that while both men were brought to a medical facility for treatment, Francois was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner.“The second victim is currently in stable condition,” the police said in the statement.Opposition Leader Phillip J. Pierre said he personally knew Francois, who lived in his Castries East constituency.“He just got a job and was trying to reorganise his life,” Pierre said, describing Francois as a very ambitious youth.“It is very sad. I don’t want to cast any judgement. All I am saying is that we have to find a better way to resolve our conflicts.“There are no victors- all victims. The deceased and the person who committed that crime. It is horrendous. I hope people understand that is not the best way to solve our problems,” Pierre added.last_img read more

Matic Joins The List Of Players To Wear Both United And Chelsea Shirts

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho (right) and Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic.Matic becomes the latest Red Devil. But how many more have donned the Blue and Red colours of Chelsea and Manchester United?Manchester United on Monday confirmed the signing of Serbian international midfielder, Nemanja Matic, from Chelsea for a fee believed to be in the region of £40million. The midfielder joins a growing list of players to have played for both Chelsea and Manchester. Dami Ugbane profiles five players who at different point in their careers have been Blues and Red Devils.Mark Bosnich: The Australian goalkeeper had two different playing spells with Manchester United (1989-1991) and (1999-2001). He was a highly talented and rated goalkeeper, but drug related problems were his Achilles heels. He was signed as a replacement by Sir Alex Ferguson for the departed Peter Schmeichel and enjoyed a great spell in between the sticks in United’s title winning campaign in 2000, appearing 23 times. The arrival of French world cup winning goalkeeper, Fabien Barthez, saw him failing to make a single appearance for the Red Devils, hence a switch to west London, signing for Chelsea. He made five appearances for the Blues before failing a drug test which subsequently saw the club terminate the contract of the player.Juan Sebastian Veron: Juan Sebastian Veron was one of the most sought after footballers in the late 90’s and turn of the new millennium. After several seasons in the Italian Serie A, churning out eye catching performances, he forced the hands of Manchester United to pay a huge transfer fee to SS. Lazio in 2001. He failed to recapture his best form in Manchester as he struggled with the pace, physicality and the English language. After two years, Chelsea, backed by the superior financial power of Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, signed the talented playmaker but he failed to repay their faith in him, departing the west London club just after a solitary season.Juan Mata: Juan Mata whose name literally translates to ‘Johnny Kills’ in English was an instant hit with Chelsea fans following his £24million transfer from Valencia. He netted on his league debut against Norwich City as a substitute, going on to capture the Chelsea player of the Year award 2012 and 2012, both seasons the club coincidentally won the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League titles. The arrival of Jose Mourinho in 2013 saw him publicly declare Mata wasn’t his preferred number 10 heading into the new season. Mata struggled in an uncomfortable position wide on the right, as he constantly failed to perform his defensive duties which led to Mourinho dropping him to the bench, much to the dissatisfaction and frustration of the player. A successful £37million bid from Manchester United saved the playmaker from his nightmares. Interesting, both Mourinho and Mata re-united in 2016 at Manchester United and the pair seem to have settled whatever difference might have come up in the past, the player though failing to recapture his Chelsea form, gaining adequate playing time under Mourinho at Manchester United.Radamel Falcao: Radamel Falcao joined Manchester United on a season loan deal from Monaco, nine months after a season ending injury denied him a debut appearance at the 2014 FIFAWorld Cup. His arrival was seen as the perfect foil the Red Devils needed in attack, but he failed to sparkle often finding himself marginalised by Louis van Gaal. A return of four Premier League goals wasn’t good enough for United to make the transfer permanent, hence he moved on another season loan to Chelsea with reduced wages the following season. He netted a solitary league goal against Crystal Palace, his season ending earlier than expected as a result of a combination of injuries, poor form and lack of faith from coaches.Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea thought they had signed the next big thing in world football, when they forked out £18million for 18-year-old forward, Romelu Lukaku. The striker wasn’t given the necessary confidence and game time by Andre Villas-Boas, hence he failed to make double digit Premier League appearance, even failing to make the UEFA Champions League roster. After developing into one of the most feared forwards in England, Manchester United paid a whooping £75million to secure the services of the forward, who links up at the Red Devils with good pal, Paul Pogba and the coach who sanctioned his departure from Chelsea, Jose Mourinho!RelatedManchester United Sign Serbian Midfielder Matic In £40m DealJuly 31, 2017In “England”Nemanja Matic Move To Old Trafford “Strange” – Manchester United LegendAugust 9, 2017In “England”Could the Bridge be falling?November 3, 2017In “Features”last_img read more

Ebere Orji Sends ‘Thank You’ Message To Former Club

first_imgNigeria international, Ebere Orji has expressed gratitude to her friends and fans who made her time in Hungary worth the while.Last month, Orji completed a move from Hungarian women champions, Ferencváros to Umeå IK, a second division side in Sweden, and has scored three goals in two matches already – the latest being a brace in a 3-1 win over Ostersund at the Umea Energi Arena on the 2nd of September.The striker’s first goal came on her debut in a 3-1 defeat at Boljan – just 24 hours after completing her move to the Elitettan on August 24.“It has not been easy to move from one team to another. I really appreciate all my friends and fans at Ferencváros, ‘you guys are great and I am so proud to be a part of your history’,” Orji posted on her Facebook page.“But I have to move on. Looking for new challenges. [I] have won everything with you guys, which I am so happy and proud of. I will always be your fan.“Now ready to commit everything to Umeå IK of Sweden. Already three goals in two matches. It’s all about new challenges,” she concluded.Before seeking a new challenge in Sweden, Orji claimed a league and cup double with Ferencváros in Hungary.Her new club, Umeå IK got relegated from the Damallsvenskan last season and are hoping to make a quick return to the Swedish women top-flight.They are currently in the seventh position on the Elitettan table with 27 points from 18 games and they will travel to face Uppsala at the Studenternas stadium on Sunday.RelatedAiteo/NFF Award Winner Makes Shock Move to Swedish ClubApril 6, 2019In “NWPL”Debut watch: Ebere suffer Super Cup defeat as Ordega feature in Atleti’s drawOctober 30, 2017In “Europe”Africa Senior Badminton Championship: BFN Invites 30 Players To CampMarch 25, 2019In “Sports”last_img read more

The Racing Partnership agrees three-year deal with FRB

first_img Submit The Racing Partnership (TRP) and the Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers (FRB) have agreed a deal, which means that on course bookmakers represented by the FRB will make their prices available for the exclusive use of TRP. The agreement will run from January 1 until the end of 2019.This deal follows on from one signed earlier in the year with the British Racecourse Bookmakers Association (BRBA), which means TRP will have access to prices from all on course bookmakers across its 22 member racecourses.This includes Lingfield Park, Doncaster, Southwell, Wolverhampton, Royal Windsor and Worcester, nine ARC courses and seven independent racecourses comprising Fakenham, Ffos Las, Hexham, Newton Abbot, Plumpton, Ripon and Towcester.Robin Grossmith, Director of the Federation of Racecourse Bookmakers, said “I am delighted the FRB and TRP have been able to agree this deal, that has enabled us to provide TRP with the data generated by the leading on course bookmakers who operate across the TRP estate. We look forward to working with TRP going forward.”Mark Kingston, Director of The Racing Partnership, added: “TRP has always wanted to contract with all on course bookmakers that stand on its racecourses. The agreement with the FRB, together with the deal with the BRBA announced earlier in the year, means exactly that. TRP will be the only source of official race day data to the off-course market.” UKGC wipes ‘disproportionate’ Royal Ascot fines for on-course bookies May 14, 2020 On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 Share On-course bookies rail against Goodwood ‘cashless trial’ July 27, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more