Guyanese killed in T&T crash

first_imgA Guyanese national was among two persons killed in an early morning accident along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, Trinidad and Tobago, on Sunday.Dead: Rajendra PersaudHe has been identified as 26-year-old Rajendra Persaud of Crane, West Coast Demerara. Guyana Times understands that the young man was living and working in Trinidad.According to reports coming out of the country, the accident occurred sometime around 08:00h near Chase Village, along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway.A T&T online news report informed that two vehicles were proceeding north along the north-bound lane of the highway when a black Toyota Hilux attempted to merge from the left lane to the right lane.As a result, the driver of the pick-up came into contact with another truck, which was in the right lane at the time. The two vehicles then hit the median and violently came to a stop.The two passengers of the other truck, Persaud and a resident of Port of Spain, did not survive the accident.Meanwhile, the online news report said that the Police and emergency health services were notified and the driver of the Hilux truck was detained after officers noticed the scent of alcohol on his breath.Further reports revealed that the driver of the Hilux was taken into custody and administered a breathalyser test which he failed. He is currently being kept at the Freeport Police Station as investigations continue.last_img read more

28 year-old dies in stabbing

first_imgThe initial police investigation was unable to locate anyone who may have been involved in the incident, but it has now spread to a nearby wooded area, where search and rescue personnel are assisting in a grid-search.Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP detachment, at (250) 787-8140, or crimestoppers, at 1-800-222-8477. View RCMP incident on 93rd A Street in a larger map Photo:  Members of North Peace Search and Rescue help search for clues in a fatal stabbing – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca – Advertisement -Update – The RCMP have provided a small update on this incident.  For more on this story, click herecenter_img By Energeticcity.ca staff The RCMP have confirmed that a man was stabbed to death on Thursday morning in Fort St. John.At just after 6 a.m., police received a report of a disturbance in an apartment parking lot on 93 A Street. Upon arrival, they discovered a man sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle, suffering from multiple stab wounds.The unidentified 28 year-old was transported to hospital, but later died of his injuries.Advertisementlast_img read more

Obama’s rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline may not be the final decision

first_imgMeantime, it seems likely the Obama rejection will not likely be the last word on the project, and not just because he’s little more than a year away from being replaced as President.It seems almost certain that Keystone XL would get a fresh look from a Republican President, but it’s also anticipated the pipeline’s backers will challenge the President’s decision in court.In addition, TransCanada has already spent over $2 billion on the project’s development, and hasn’t ruled out suing the US government under NAFTA. TransCanada Corporation says it will review all options, including seeking a new permit to ship crude oil from Canada to the United States.This, after US President Barack Obama ended a seven year delayed decision on construction of the Keystone XL pipeline at the end of last week.- Advertisement -The announcement was perfectly timed by the President to allow him to claim aggressive action on the environment, potentially strengthening his hand at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, beginning three weeks from today.Arguably, with his overhaul of the US health system facing life support economic and implementation challenges — and his foreign policy — particularly when it comes to Islamic Terrorism and Russian aggression, under heavy free world criticism Mr. Obama now appears determined to harpoon a major global climate change pact as the hallmark of his Presidential legacy.In making the pipeline announcement on Friday, Mr. Obama took a not so veiled swipe at the former Canadian Conservative government, arguing Keystone has had an overly inflated political discourse role between the two countries, and left little doubt where he stood on the outcome of last month’s Canadian federal election.For his part, Prime Minister Trudeau, while publicly voicing disappointment with the US decision, said he looked forward to a “fresh start” with President Obama.Advertisementlast_img read more

Clubs chasing Premier League dream ‘risk bankruptcy’

first_img0Shares0000Crystal Palace Jeffrey Schlupp (left) vies with Everton’s Seamus Coleman during their English Premier League match at Selhurst Park in London on January 21, 2017 © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 10 – English Football League clubs are risking bankruptcy by chasing promotion to the Premier League where they face “economic exhaustion” trying to compete with established sides, financial experts said on Tuesday.Between the 2008-09 and 2015-16 seasons, 19 clubs gained promotion from the Championship to the top flight, with Hull, Norwich and QPR going up twice and Burnley three times. Of these, only Crystal Palace avoided making a loss, with average losses among the 19 of more than £300,000 per week, said the report by Vysyble.Most clubs made money in their first Premier League season but after four years just one in four was still in the black.One in three of the clubs was immediately relegated and two in three were down again within three years.The “Over the Line” report highlighted the “economic exhaustion” caused by trying to compete with the more established Premier League clubs.Vysyble’s Roger Bell said many fans and owners of clubs in the English Football League (EFL) see promotion to the top flight as a “golden ticket to untold riches” but in reality trying to stay in the Premier League is “ultimately loss-making”.This “financial over-exertion” can lead to long-term problems, Bell said, which cannot be solved by parachute payments to relegated clubs, even though they can now total more than £90 million ($119 million).“EFL clubs who spend beyond their means are, in fact, risking their futures by chasing a dream that is just that, a dream, and one that is actually more likely to end up as a financial nightmare,” Bell added.According to the report, Blackburn, Bolton and Fulham are examples of this, while both Aston Villa and Sunderland face similar challenges.But a spokesman for the EFL said the league was in a strong financial position and that no club had been through an insolvency process for several years.“Reports of this nature inflame the position and confuse the reality of the situation for supporters,” he added.The Premier League declined to comment on the report.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MARK FARREN CANCER BATTLE: HOW YOU CAN HELP

first_imgFinn Harps Kevin McHugh with Mark Farren at a fundraiser last year Pic by Joe Boland.Former Derry City star Mark Farren is facing a new battle – and you can help.Surgeons have removed 80 to 90 per cent of a tumour in his latest operation, but the procedure has had an effect on the 33-year-old Donegal native’s speech and mobility.The biopsy that followed has indicated that the tumour is a grade four, which means it’s highly aggressive. Farren is seeking medical assistance from an elite cancer centre in Germany and the six-week treatment programme, which costs approximately €30,000, is seen as his best chance of saving or at least prolonging his life.“After six years of fighting against a life-threatening condition, Derry City legend Mark Farren needs your help,” said his family in a statement.“Mark’s third surgery took place a month ago and surgeons removed 80-90% of a tumour. The invasive nature of the tumour has had a stunting effect on his speech and mobility. The biopsy which followed has indicated that the tumour is a grade 4, meaning it’s highly aggressive.“Being no stranger to thinking outside the box, Mark is seeking medical assistance from an elite cancer centre in Germany. The six week treatment programme is his best chance of saving or at least prolonging his life. Treatment will cost approximately €30,000. “This is the one goal with which Mark needs our help and any contribution is greatly appreciated.“Over the coming weeks there will be a number of fundraising activities led by Mark’s former team mates Kevin McHugh, Ruaidhri Higgins and Ciaran Martyn, along with PFA Ireland and other sporting bodies, including Mark’s former clubs Derry City and Glenavon.”Farren scored more than a goal a game in a prolific nine year spell with the Foylesiders, eventually surpassing Liam Coyle’s club record of 113 goals.He was named the PFAI’s Player of the Year in 2005 and although he retired from the game in May 2011 after he was diagnosed with a tumour, he returned to the Derry squad the following September before joining Glenavon early in 2013.Please help him:  €2,000 has already been raised. You can donate here:http://gogetfunding.com/project/mark-farrens-treatment-fundMARK FARREN CANCER BATTLE: HOW YOU CAN HELP was last modified: May 2nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:appealfundraiserMark Farrenlast_img read more

MARKETING AND MOTIVATION EVENTS TO KICK-START DONEGAL ENTERPRISE WEEK

first_imgDonegal Enterprise Week is set to kick off on Monday with two of the most sought-after topics by Donegal businesses – Marketing and Motivation.Gary Brown will help keep off Donegal Enterprise WeekThe week-long programme of free events will get under way in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 9am on Monday when Gary Brown of Target McConnells hosts a Marketing Workshop.Later that evening, international speaker and best-selling author Kevin Kelly will provide the first of the week’s motivational sessions and as the week progresses other areas of interest to local business will be well covered. With access to finance a hugely important issue for business in the current climate, it is not surprising that there has already been a keen interest shown in Tuesday night’s events on accessing bank finance.“Marketing has always been a favourite topic at Enterprise Week over the years and I have no doubt that Gary Brown’s workshop on Monday morning will be a huge benefit to local businesses,” said Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board.“Gary is an Irish business and marketing expert of international repute. An international Marketing speaker on Relationship Marketing and Direct Marketing and a winner of over 75 Gold awards for Sales Marketing campaigns run in Ireland. His campaigns have won Gold awards from the Marketing Institute, the Irish Direct Marketing Association and the Irish Sales Promotion Association. He is also the only recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award from the Irish Direct Marketing Association.”Monday’s marketing theme will continue in the afternoon with a Marketing Masterclass hosted by Carol O’Kelly of Redstorm while Kevin Kelly’s motivational session in Radisson Blue Hotel on Monday is also sure to be a huge hit. “Kevin is a leading authority on the success principles of entrepreneurship, leadership, sales and motivation. Bachelor of Commerce degree graduate form NUI Galway he worked in companies in the construction and manufacturing sectors before setting up his own company, Advanced Marketing Ltd. in 1990.Now a sought after keynote speaker, Kevin speaks on the entrepreneurial mindset, motivation and leadership, trust-based sales and customer service.”Of course, as always, there is a fantastic range of events and speakers lined up for the week, but with bookings flooding in quickly and places limited in some of the events – anyone interested in an event is urged to make sure they register well in advance.All events are free but registration is necessary and full details of the events and registration are available on www.donegalenterprise.ieIn addition text information and reminders about Donegal Enterprise Week are also available by sending free text – DEW to 50015. County & City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2007-2013.MARKETING AND MOTIVATION EVENTS TO KICK-START DONEGAL ENTERPRISE WEEK was last modified: February 27th, 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)Tags:Donegal Enterprise Weeklast_img read more

CUSTOMS SET UP BLITZ ON OUTSKIRTS OF LETTERKENNY

first_imgCustoms and Excise officials are carrying out a blitz on cars on the outskirts of Letterkenny today.The officials are checking cars for illegal fuel and also for the non-payment of VRT of vehicles close to the Manorcuningham Roundabout. A number of cars have been detained and people questioned by the officers.It is believed it is part of an ongoing blitz.   CUSTOMS SET UP BLITZ ON OUTSKIRTS OF LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 27th, 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) Tags:Customs and ExciseletterkennyVRTlast_img read more

Sam Simbwa expects difficult game against Express FC

first_img Tags: Cromwell RwothomioDisan GgaliwangoExpress FCFrank KalandaFrank SsenyondoGeorge Ssemwogeresaidi kyeyunesam simbwaUganda Premier LeagueURA FC Simbwa anticipates a difficult encounter at home to Express FC. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League URA FC vs Express FC Bombo Barracks Stadium, BomboSaturday, 23-11-2019 @3pmBOMBO – Sam Simbwa is a name that is always spoken with affection by Express FC fans.The current URA FC tactician won the Red Eagles their last league title in 2012 and for that, he holds a special place in their hearts.Ever since he left, Express have never mounted a serious title challenge and have had to endure several difficult campaigns including one that nearly saw them get relegated only to be saved on the last day of the season in 2017/18.For Simbwa, he became a journey man of sorts after leaving Wankulukuku and has had stints at 5 different clubs including a couple in Kenya.Currently, he is the head coach at URA FC, the team Express FC will be facing on Saturday.Simbwa’s time at URA FC may also becoming to an end after several clashes with his bosses and the fact that the Tax Collectors have not performed well this campaign, one that promised so much especially after the summer spending that saw about 20 new players come in, he must be concerned.URA FC are currently 12th on the 16 team log, having gathered a disappointing 15 points from 12 games.Four points away from the drop zone is not a scenario that will please Simbwa’s boss and the gaffer will be hoping he turns the situation around as soon as possible.Despite hoping for three points against his former employers, Simbwa anticipates a ‘difficult’ game on Saturday.“We will try our level best to get all three points against Express, noted Simbwa ahead of the game.“We are not in the best position as per the standings so we need the three points badly.“We are playing a different game as compared to the last one against KCCA FC because Express is a totally different team who play another style as compared to the Kasasiros.“This is going to be a very difficult game for us but we are ready for it.”URA will come into the contest minus the duo of Saidi Kyeyune and Cromwell Rwothomio who got injured in the 1-1 draw with KCCA FC earlier this week.For Express FC, they are hoping to end the first round on a high.The Red Eagles who have so far played 14 games have blown hot and cold this campaign but a win on Saturday will surely put smiles on the Red Eagles faithful.Currently, they sit 9th on the log with 17 points and know victory against the Tax Collectors will see them climb into 7th for the time being.They will once again look to their attacking trio of captain Disan Ggaliwango and the Frank duo of Kalanda and Ssenyondo.The three have literally carried Express on their shoulders all season and will be vital if George Ssemwogerere’s side can walk away from Bombo with all three points.In their first 14 games, the trio has scored 17 of Express’s 20 goals and who can bet against them not improving that tally on Saturday.Match FactsThis will be the 19th meeting between the two sides since September 2010.In the previous 18, URA have been dominant, winning 7, losing just two and drawing the other 9.Express have been horrible away to URA FC, winning only one of those 9 fixtures since 2010, whilst losing five and drawing the other three.Last season, URA won the reverse fixture 1-0 and the two sides drew the one at Wankulukuku 0-0.Coming into the game, URA FC have drawn six of their last nine games (W2 L1).At home, the Tax Collectors have drawn four of their first six fixtures (W1 L1).For Express, they head into the encounter having lost only one of their past four games (W2 D1).They have also been in good form away from home as they have won three of their past four encounters. The only exception was the 3-0 loss at Vipers on October 19th.The other game on Saturday-KCCA FC vs Kyetume FC @4pmComments last_img read more

Photos: The moment when Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceWith 9:46 left in the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night, Kevin Durant went down grabbing his lower right leg. Dr. Rick Celebrini, the team’s medical director, with Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala, assisted Durant off the court.Fans feared that Durant suffered an Achilles injury that has stalled careers for athletes such as teammates DeMarcus Cousins and Jonas Jerebko, both of whom were out …last_img

Single voice will build a nation brand

first_img“Brand South Africa is the authority that can help us all speak with one voice, with one identity,” Sithembile Ntombela, BSA general manager of marketing, at the organisation’s stakeholder workshop.Johannesburg, Thursday 2 June 2016 – Stakeholders agree that a nation and its representatives need to all convey the same message to build the brand. For South Africa, people need to overcome the disconnect between the image they have of themselves and the way the rest of the world sees the country.It was easier to remind visitors, and South Africans, of our uniqueness if we had one voice, said Thabo Masebe, who delivered the keynote address at the first of a series of workshops on nation branding held by Brand South Africa.Communication specialists from national, provincial and municipal government as well as representatives of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) such as Eskom convened to listen to presentations on branding, and more specifically nation branding, at the organisation’s head offices on 31 May.The departments and SOEs had to be united behind a single purpose, pointed out Masebe, who is the deputy director-general of Gauteng Provincial Communication Services.“There are events, like 2010 [the FIFA World Cup], that leave a mark. The question we need to answer is: how do we host the world in a way that lets them know that South Africa is the place to be.”A strong brand was built not just on a strong identity consistently communicated, but on being brave enough to embrace all that the brand represented, said Greg Maloka, the managing director of radio station Khaya FM. This honest approach, in nation branding, was the equivalent of the emotional attachment people developed towards commercial brands.“A nation is people with different experiences. What is it that appeals to us all on an emotional level? Is our diversity a strength or a weakness? Do we have a shared vision? How do we draw people in to share our diversity? If we all co-create this identity, then South Africans own the brand and are invested in its growth.”Dr Petrus de Kock spoke of the need for a single message to be delivered with one voice. Too many voices led to confusion, explained De Kock, Brand South Africa’s general manager of research. As an example, he pointed to the difference in perception foreigners had of South Africa versus the way we imagined the country to be.“Globally, audiences perceive us more positively than we do. Our open democratic system and strong institutions are important to investors and we remain the largest recipient of foreign direct investment in Africa. Importantly, for the way we are perceived in Africa, we are the second largest source of investment in Africa,” he said.“For business, South Africa is the place to be if you want to do business in Africa. We are not doing ourselves any favours if we ignore the challenge of how we perceive ourselves.”Masebe said this was the result of people’s perceptions and as communicators it was the responsibility of the assembly to work to change that. “South Africans are positive about the country but they believe that the government has removed themselves from the people. We are the ones who need to change that (perception).”Brand South Africa was the organisation to do just that, added Sithembile Ntombela, the general manager of marketing. “Brand South Africa is the authority that can help us all speak with one voice, with one identity.”Its approach – to be both proactive and reactive – was the best way for a country brand to communicate its uniqueness successfully. Like great commercial brands, South Africa’s message should be focused, distinct, relevant and consistent. With Brand South Africa as the lead, South Africa’s message – its unique promise as a nation and destination – would be clearly heard.last_img read more