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  • Danielle Williams – Athletics

    first_imgFor her achievement in taking the gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China in a personal best 12.57 seconds. The 22-year-old also won gold in the sprint hurdles at the World University Games in South Korea, clocking 12.78 seconds.last_img

  • Korkoya Weeps at Supreme Court

    first_imgNEC chairman Korkoya and Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, who seeks Korkoya’s removal By Abednego DavisNational Elections Commission (NEC) chairman Jerome G. Korkoya challenged political parties, individuals, and organizations demanding to know if he ever took American citizenship to take him to court, but when what he had requested took place yesterday at the Supreme Court, he broke down in tears.The drama unfolded when Korkoya went to court to defend himself against one of several lawsuits filed against him alleging that he holds dual citizenship while serving as NEC chairman.In tears, Cllr. Korkoya declared: “This is a dangerous game against me.”He said that the lawsuit against him “is a clever attempt by politicians to take away my Liberian citizenship and to make me stateless, which decision I do not want for this court to be a part of.”The lawsuit was filed by Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, a presidential hopeful in the upcoming elections.Tipoteh’s lawsuit seeks the intervention of the Supreme Court to prohibit Korkoya, as NEC chairman, from conducting the October elections, because he is a citizen of the United States by his alleged possession of that country’s passport and for voting in US elections.Meanwhile, judgment on whether or not Korkoya cannot continue to serve as chairman of the NEC was yesterday reserved by Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks.Further to his argument, Korkoya said Dr. Tipoteh lacks the legal capacity to determine whether or not he is a citizen. “It is the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice that have the right under the law to take away anyone’s citizenship and not any individual. Nowhere in the world can an ordinary person ask for another citizen to lose his or her citizenship. It is the government that has the right to do so.”He added, “If Tipoteh has any issue with my citizenship let him take it up with the government and leave me alone.”Korkoya argued that if the Supreme Court agrees with Tipoteh’s lawsuit, they would be setting a “bad precedent” for anyone to challenge another person’s citizenship.He pleaded with the Supreme Court saying, “Do not allow Tipoteh to succeed in this lawsuit.” Despite Korkoya’s plea, he was unwilling to provide an answer to the issue at stake: do you hold an American passport or not?Beside Tipoteh’s lawsuit, Korkoya has another case pending at the Civil Law Court in Monrovia, for which a ruling is expected to be delivered this week.The lawsuit at the Civil Law Court was filed against Korkoya by the National Democratic Coalition (NDC), an opposition political party, and Madam Miatta Fahnbulleh, executive director for Concerned Citizens to Protect the Constitution.The lawsuits against Korkoya were filed by Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe (on behalf of Tipoteh, NDC, and Fahnbulleh.) In Tipoteh’s lawsuit, he contends that Korkoya cannot continue to serve as chairman of the NEC because he is a citizen of the United States.Cllr. Gongloe argued that in order for the results of the national elections to be considered credible, the legal capacity of persons conducting the elections, especially its chairman, who speaks for the Board of Commissioners and presides over its meetings, must not in any respect be in doubt.“NEC requires that all candidates and voters participating in the 2017 presidential and representative elections to comply with the Election Laws of Liberia and for the Commission to have the moral authority to rigorously enforce all provisions of said law, the Commission and its members must obey, abide by and comply with every provision of the Election Laws of Liberia,” Gongloe further argued.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Berbice man who stabbed wife to death arrested on ECD

    first_imgAfter days of evading investigators, Ugan Kumal Williams, also called “Shahrukh Khan”, of Bath Squatting Area, West Coast Berbice, was on Thursday evening nabbed at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. Williams is the prime suspect in the brutal slaying of his wife Chandrawattie Williams, whose decomposing body was found by the couple’s teenage son in the home they had shared. The discovery was made on Tuesday at about 18:00h, and the woman’s body bore several stab wounds, suspected to have been inflicted by the suspect.The dead woman’s brother, Dharampaul Mohan, told Guyana Times that his 13-year-old nephew had received a phone call from his father, instructing him to go to the house and turn on the lights. He did so, and then made the discovery of his mother’s body lying in the home.The teen raised an alarm, and subsequently saw his father approaching him with a cutlass in his hand. According to Mohan, this caused his nephew to run over to his aunt’s house to seek refuge.This publication understands that the late Chandrawattie Williams had been constantly abused by her husband in their 20-year-long relationship. Court records even showed that he had been charged with assault of Chandrawattie Williams, the most recent such charges being implemented last week.However, when the matters were called in court, his wife had declined to give evidence.The suspect had also been before the court for allegedly burning down the house they once shared.On Friday, the post-mortem examination was conducted on Chandrawattie Williams’ body by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, but the results proved to be inconclusive.last_img read more

  • Gunmen rob man of motorcycle

    first_imgA Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) man is now left counting his losses after he was attacked by gunmen and robbed of his motorcycle on Saturday night.Keoma McAlmont said that he rode his motorcycle from Tuschen to De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara (WCD), but stopped to take cover after it began raining.According to the 21-year-old man, at around 21:30h, his phone rang and as he was speaking on the phone, he saw a white motorcar pass the bus shed. He recalled that a short while after, he noticed that the car, which was heading in the direction of Vreed-en-Hoop, reversing and stopped in front of the bus shed in which he was standing. McAlmont related that two men exited the car and approached him. He said that one of the men pulled out a firearm from the waist of his pants, pointed it to his head and demanded that he hand over the motorcycle and keys.“The man seh ‘bai you got to give me this bike’, so I became afraid because they had the gun to my head and I give them it,” the traumatised man revealed. The men then escaped with the bike and the car sped away. The police were called to the scene and the matter was reported. An investigation has since been launched.last_img read more

  • CJIA temporary terminal in full operation

    first_imgThe temporary terminal at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) is up and running as contractors move apace to complete the expansion of the airport.Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CJIA, Andre Kellman, said though the terminal is still to be completed, it has been used for arriving passengers since last Friday.“Both Customs and Immigration are processing the arrival of the passengers then release them to their families and friends and taxis. I must admit that the operating system of the taxis is not the best at this time; we’re hoping to install the necessary signage that will accommodate that shortly,” Kellman was quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information (DPI).The temporary terminal became necessary since the November deadline for the completion of the permanent terminal is not likely to be met, Kellman explained. He stressed that the terminal is only for temporary use until the permanent one is completed.The Deputy CEO further explained that both CJIA and the contracting company, China Harbour Engineering, agreed to create the temporary arrival terminal to provide space for the contractor to complete the airport project.“Currently he’s designing the arrival terminal and in addition to that he’s also designing the departure terminal, those spaces will be required for the contractor to complete his project hence the reason for us creating this temporary arrangement.”Works on the temporary terminal is being executed by the contractors at no additional cost from the US0 million budget for the project which began in 2013.last_img read more

  • ‘I WAS ALMOST LOST TO RUGBY’ – MURPHY

    first_imgDonegal captain Michael Murphy has revealed how the GAA almost lost him to his other favourite sport rugby – but for his father!Michael Murphy still loves rugbyOn the eve of the Ulster semi-final, the likeable Glenswilly man has told how he loves the oval ball sport and almost took it up.“Rugby was becoming very popular in Donegal around the time I was leaving school (St Eunans) and starting with the county team. “A couple of the lads in the class were involved and they were going well at the time.“They asked me to come out….but the father (Michael Snr) intervened –‘Get out to Glenswilly and never mind the rugby!’ – so that put an end to that,” revealed Michael.Murphy, who admits his sporting hero is Ronan O’Gara, has completed his BSc in Physical Education with Biology studies at DCU.He plans to concentrate on his football over the next couple of months and hopefully a long championship campaign as well as a couple of Cul Camps with the kids. Although Donegal may be 1/6 favourites to beat Down in tomorrow’s game at Breffni Park in Cavan, big Michael is taking nothing for granted.And there is certainly no time to bask in the glory of being All-Ireland champions.“All we do concerning last year is acknowledge that we won the All-Ireland and move on and go on and try to improve again,” he said. ‘I WAS ALMOST LOST TO RUGBY’ – MURPHY was last modified: June 23rd, 2013 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) Tags:donegalDownGAAMichael MurphyRUGBYlast_img read more

  • Dunfanaghy golf club: Father and son duo put on brilliant performance during open week

    first_imgThe second half of open week resumed on Wednesday this week with the open singles Stableford sponsored by Tenants.After a stern talking to by his son James Jr, for his lack of practice, James Sweeney senior spent some time on the practice area before returning a great score of 43 points to win narrowly on BOT from Gary McGrath. Michael Wilson won the gross with a fabulous score of two under par (38 points). Graham Cummings was third with his second score in the 40s this week. Paul Smith was fourth on 39 points while James Sweeney junior (pictured above with Captain Denis Martin) kept it in the family by winning the junior prize on 40 points.In the mixed foursomes on Thursday, 28 July, sponsored by Joe Kelly/John McGlynn wholesalers, we had an incredibly closely fought contest with the first three teams all coming in with scores on 63.5. After a close analysis of the cards by the competition’s secretary, it was John McClafferty and Orla Gallagher who came out on top. Peter and Mary Wilson were second while John and Cheryl Chambers were third. Peter and Mary Wilson with Captain Denis MartinCongratulations and well done to our Lady Captain Mary Lafferty for organising the Charity Classic Waltz in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital on Friday the 29th July. The event was a great success with over 40 teams taking part. This is a very worthy cause and Mary deserves great credit for all the work she put into the event. The winners were P Bonner, E Gallagher, M Dunne and J McGinley.The big event of the weekend was the Sigma Wireless Open Stroke Competition on Saturday the 30th July. It was great to see Mick McGinley at the presentation where he spoke fondly about his long association with the club, going back to his days when he and his fellow caddies used to play football on the 18th fairway! The winner of the competition was Mark McGinley with a terrific score of 61 net. Second was Nigel Doherty with 62 while Eamon McGrath was third also with a score of 62 net. Daniel Daly, playing off 1 won the gross, going around the course in 66 shots!Nigel DohertyThe Sunday Open 3BBB Sponsored by Lynas Food Services/Kerr’s Butchers, was dominated by the Shields boys, Dermot, Ryan and Raymond who won by an impressive three shots from Joe Terry, Cornie McMullen and Liam McBride.That concluded the events of Open Week. The club would like to thank all the sponsors who provided some fantastic prizes for the various competitions during the week. Thanks also to the organisers within the club without whom these events could not take place. Junior GolfThis weekend saw the staging of the final of the inaugural Paul McGinley Junior Challenge Cup between Max McGreevy and Conor Hanna. It turned out to be a very closely fought match but it was Max McGreevy who eventually came out on top after it took two extra play off holes to separate the boys. Well done to Max and to all those who took part in the competition.In the senior boys competition, we had a new winner with Oisin Randals winning with a great score of 40 points. Second was James Marriott on 37 points with Ben Smyth in third on 36 points.In the Juveniles section David Daly was the clear winner with Michael Dolan in second. Stanley Wilson had a narrow win over brother Alfie in the Cadets section. Tadhg Burke won shot of the day when he very nearly had a hole in one on the 17th.Sisters Aimee and Emma Bonar were first and second in the girls division with Una Burke and Louisa Smyth in joint third.Note: The President’s and Lady President’s prize for the juniors will take place on Wednesday the 3rd of August. The senior boys will tee off at 3pm with the girls, the juveniles and the cadets teeing off at 4pm.The Captain’s and Lady Captain’s prize for juniors will take place the following week (10th August) at the same time.ResultsWednesday 27th July Open Singles Stableford Sponsored by Tenants1st James Sweeney (9) 43 Points BOT2nd Gary McGrath. (13). 43 Points BOTGross Michael Wilson (0). 38 Gross Points3rd Graham Cummings (10) 40 Points4th Paul Smyth (12). 39 PointsVisitor Cathal Toland (13) 39 Points1st 9 Dave Moore (13) 22 Points2nd 9 John Hanna (5) 22 PointsJuv James Sweeney jnr. (18) 40 PointsThursday 28th July Mixed Scotch Foursomes1st John McClafferty & Orla Gallagher 63.52nd Peter & Mary Wilson. 63.5 BOT3rd John & Cheryl Chambers. 63.5 BOT Friday 29th Charity Classic Waltz (In aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital)1st E Gallagher, M Dunne, P Bonner & J McGinley.2nd F Walsh, B McCaffrey, N Walsh & B McCaffrey3rd S Collins, O McGee, M Murray & S McCarthe4th J Brogan, R Green, K Ward & J LanganLadies J Doherty, D Moore, R McConnell & L McElhinneyNon Qualifier: C Higgs, K McGarvey, F Mullen & P O’BrienGents Longest Drive: K O’Brien.Gents Nearest Pin: P BoyceLadies Longest Drive: S ForsythLadies Nearest Pin: D Moore.Sigma Wireless Open Stroke 30th July1st Mark McGinley (11). 61 net2nd Nigel Doherty (13). 62 netGross Daniel Daly (1). 66 gross3rd Eamon McGrath (18). 62 netClass 1 Ollie Boyle (7). 65 netClass 2 Gary Martin (12). 64 net1st 9 MJ McGinley (15). 29.52nd 9 Tim Ryan (16). 31Visitor Russell Porter. (17) 64Open 4BBB 31st July Sponsored by Lynas Food Services/Kerr’s Butchers1st Raymond Shields, Ryan Shields and Dermot Shields2nd J Terry, C McMullen & L McBride3rd C Watson, F Cullen & D WilliamsonEvents for the Week AheadWednesday 3rd August Open Singles StablefordSaturday 6th August Lady Captain’s Day.Sunday 7th August Club Singles Stableford Dunfanaghy golf club: Father and son duo put on brilliant performance during open week was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUBNoteslast_img read more

  • McCANN GOAL SEES HARPS OVERCOME BELGROVE IN FAI CUP

    first_imgA goal in the eight minute from Pat McCann was enough for Finn Harps to win their first round FAI Cup tie against Belgrove/Home Farm tonight.Ollie Horgan was without a number of players but Harps did enough to advance to the next round.Conor O’Keefe’s dismissal in the 18th minute saw the Dublin outfit facing an uphill task which they never overcame. During a game which offered few chances, McCann’s goal was enough to see the Donegal men advance to the next round. McCANN GOAL SEES HARPS OVERCOME BELGROVE IN FAI CUP was last modified: June 6th, 2014 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

  • Man due in court as staff member threatened with knife in Newtown shop

    first_imgA man in his late 20s is expected to appear before a sitting of Letterkenny District Court on Monday following an attempted robbery in Newtowncunningham this morning.At approximately 11.45am, a lone male entered a convenience store in the east Donegal village. He threatened a staff member at knife point before leaving the store on foot empty handed.It’s understood the staff member was not physically harmed during the incident.The alarm was raised and a Garda unit on covert patrol in the area at the time arrested a man in his 20s who was near the scene a short time later. He was taken to Letterkenny Garda Station and detained for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.The investigation is ongoing.Man due in court as staff member threatened with knife in Newtown shop was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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

  • Serero grabs Champs League headlines

    first_img28 November 2013 Former South African Footballer of the Year Thulani Serero grabbed the headlines in the Uefa Champions League after scoring a stunning opener for Ajax Amsterdam in an upset victory over Spanish powerhouse Barcelona on Tuesday evening. After Serero’s 19th minute goal, Danny Hoesen made it 2-0 to Ajax in the 41st minute. However, only two minutes into the second half Ajax were reduced to 10 men when Joel Veltman was sent off for a bad tackle on Neymar. Xavi converted the subsequent penalty to make it 2-1. Ajax, however, held on for a stunning victory over a Barcelona team that had won 13 and drawn one in Spain’s La Liga this season, along with three wins and a draw in the Champions League.An experience to forget For some of the Barcelona players, it would have been another South African experience they wish to forget, following soon after Bafana Bafana’s 1-0 upset of world and European champions Spain in Johannesburg on 19 November. Tuesday’s defeat was the first for Gerardo Martino since taking charge of Barca, but he was magnanimous in his assessment of Ajax’s performance, saying they were better in all phases of the game and highlighting their intensity as key to the victory.Belief Serero’s goal, which gave the Dutch giants the belief that they could win, was the result of a fine move, featuring fast and accurate ball movement, and when the ball came in from the right the South African star timed his run perfectly, coming into the box late before one-timing the ball into the back of the net from seven yards out. The crowd went crazy and the Ajax players celebrated. Hoesen’s goal came when he neatly cleaned up a blocked shot by the goalkeeper and beat two defenders to secure possession before slotting a left footed shot into the keeper’s left-hand corner.‘Reminded us of Benni McCarthy’ “Serero, who scored a goal for Ajax Amsterdam against Barcelona, was a marvel to watch,” South African Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula wrote in The Sowetan on Tuesday. “He reminded us of Benni McCarthy during his Champions League run under the ‘Special One’, Jose Mourinho, during their time at Porto FC. It shows we have excellence in our midst.” Serero missed Bafana Bafana’s recent victory over Spain because has was reportedly not 100 percent fit. He had been dropped from the South African squad in September after a fallout with coach Gordon Igesund, but that situation was subsequently patched up, The Sowetan reported earlier this month.Career Before joining Ajax Amsterdam, Serero played for South African Premier Soccer League club Ajax Cape Town, and in his final season won the PSL Footballer of the Year, PSL Player of the Season, PSL Players’ Player of the Season and the Absa Premiership Red Hot Young Player awards. He signed for Ajax Amsterdam in May 2011 in a deal worth €2.5-million.last_img read more