ON THIS WEEKEND

first_imgSunday4:30 p.m.: SOUTHAMPTON VS WEST BROMSPORTSMAX2 Saturday7:45 a.m.: TOTTENHAM VS SUNDERLAND10 a.m.: CHELSEA VS EVERTON12:30 p.m.: ASTON VILLA VS LEICESTER7 p.m.: NEWCASTLE VS WEST HAMSunday9:05 a.m.: LIVERPOOL VS MAN UNITED11:15 a.m.: STOKE VS ARSENAL11:15 a.m: BOURNEMOUTH VS NORWICH SPORTSMAXlast_img

Roma beat Lazio 2-0 in heated derby

first_imgROME (AP):A defensive blunder helped decide a heated Rome derby, but many fans weren’t there to see it due to a protest.Lazio’s Brazilian defender Wallace gifted the ball to Kevin Strootman, who scored Roma’s opener midway through the second half, and Radja Nainggolan then doubled the lead for a 2-0 win yesterday.Roma’s celebrations were not as loud as usual because the club’s most ardent supporters stayed away from the match in protest at Plexiglas security barriers introduced at the start of last season in their area.Normally filled with supporters waving huge banners, lighting flares and singing, half of the “curva sud” – southern end – of the Stadio Olimpico was left empty.”It’s ugly to see,” said Strootman, who scored with a delicate chip shot over Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti. “The fans who did come were very helpful to us, and these were three very important points. Hopefully, the others will come to the next matches because we need our fans.”The victory moved Roma back into second place, four points behind Juventus, who beat Atalanta 3-1 on Saturday.AC Milan are level on points, with Roma in third after coming from a goal down to beat visiting Crotone 2-1.In the next round, Roma host Milan.After Strootman’s goal and an extended celebration, words appeared to be exchanged as Roma’s players walked back onto the pitch alongside Lazio’s bench.Strootman appeared to toss water from a bottle at Lazio’s Danilo Cataldi, who reacted by tugging the neck of Strootman’s shirt as the Netherlands midfielder walked away.That prompted both benches to get involved, leading to a general melee.Cataldi, who had been on the bench, was red carded, while Strootman was shown a yellow.last_img read more

Replace talk by action, please!

first_imgDear Editor,Recently, four of our sisters were brutally attacked by their spouses resulting in their hospitalisation and desperate fights for their lives. A fifth sister was mercilessly killed by a stalker who refused to take “No!” for an answer. Yet another sister was brutally attacked by her partner while accompanying a rural constable to serve what is described as “a restraining order”.Given that everyone is aware of root causes of the problem and the requirements to address it, expounding in front of microphones and cameras should urgently give way to proactive measures to reduce the incidences of gender-based violence. Replace talk by solutions now!Over the years, The Caribbean Voice has partnered with over 200 different entities to raise awareness, host workshops and outreaches, engage in advocacy and information dissemination and offer counselling and other assistance. During the Sixteen Days of Activism Against Domestic Violence held annually from November 25 to December 10, Voices Against Violence, comprising about 50 entities, activists and advocates focused on domestic violence speak out to raise awareness and provide motivation to victims to find ways out of their victimisation.  Imagine this process extended nationally across Guyana in an all-encompassing effort. We hope that this year’s observance of Sixteen Days of Activism Against Domestic Violence could see this become a reality!Indeed, collaboration is the definitive framework to tackle this plague that is claiming the lives of so many almost on a daily basis. In effect, we agree with a recent editorial in a local newspaper that called for, “a multi-sector and cross-ministerial approach” that would result in community-level activism to prevent this scourge. Policy makers and leaders are the ones with the capacity and wherewithal to institutionalise this collaboration that everyone continually demands. Government must reach out to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), activists, advocates and community leaders across all divides in a concerted and continuous effort to bring about needed change. All of this has been repeatedly expressed across various platforms over time.Meanwhile, The Caribbean Voice is extending a hand for collaboration to anyone willing to fight against this rapidly growing epidemic that is taking the lives of our brothers, sisters and children. We are in the process of formulating a plan in collaboration with the Centre on Crime and Resilience at Northeastern University in the US under a USAID-funded Building Evidence on Security and Community Resilience in the Caribbean project.Abuse prevention needs actions, not words. So we are appealing to NGOs, FBOs, CBOs and other stakeholders to reach out to us so together we can build a network across Guyana to ensure the implementation of the upcoming plan in every community. We would provide training and necessary support to realise this effort and we fervently hope that relevant Government Ministries and agencies would join in the critical endeavour.Sincerely,Indi RamThe Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

Amb. Noh Kye-Duk to Lecture on the Korean Peninsula at UL

first_imgThe Korean Ambassador to Liberia, Noh Kye-Duk, will give a lecture on the long-standing dispute over the Korean Peninsula that has subsisted between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic Republic of North Korea. It will take place in the auditorium of the University of Liberia (UL) on Capitol Hill in Monrovia. starting today Monday, December 19 at 4:00 p.m., a release from the university has said. The Korean Peninsula is a fault-line that separates the two Koreas. Until the end of World War II, Korea was a single political entity whose territory somehow coincided with the Korean Peninsula. Since the Armistice Agreement ended the Korean War in 1953, the northern division of the peninsula has been governed by the People’s Republic of Korea, while the southern portion has been governed by the Republic of Korea.Following Ambassador Noh’s delivery, which will also touch on Korea’s bilateral relations with Liberia, a roundtable panel which will include Professor Jonathan Taylor, vice president and executive dean of the Graduate School at the UL and Professor Monie R. Captan, former Foreign Minister of Liberia, will shed more light on the discussion. An interactive session will follow the lecture and thereafter afford faculty, students and members of the public the opportunity to ask questions or comment on the specifics of the lecture. The lecture is expected to bring together faculty and students from the UL and other institutions of higher learning as well as members of civil society organizations and government officials. The event, according to the release, is open to the public and will be moderated by Atty. Norris Tweah, vice president for UL relations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Harvest likely to continue for October, despite rainfall

first_imgWith 13.2 cm on the 20th, 10.4 on the 30th, – and 13.5 mm of rain on the 29th, by the time the kids are trick or treating, the airport station had posted these totals:Snowfall: 97.6 cmRainfall: 27 mmTotal Precipitation: 124.6 mmThe rainfall total was double the local area norm for October. The precipitation total was four times the monthly average – and snowfall total was five times the October norm.Since it was 1957 – more than a decade before demand for rapeseed dropped and Canadian scientists developed a crop which has become synonymous with the Peace Region rather than growing it –  it’s safe to assume many farmers in this area were then thinking about growing rice.However, climate change has been around for a long time, and locally 30.8 mm, not 124.6, is the October precipitation norm – so you can look for harvest operations to likely continue this month.Advertisement Local area grain farmers with legitimate concerns about the weather’s affect on harvest this fall, but memories of the region which fall short of fifty years, take heart.As difficult as the pesky showers have made it to get the crops off this year, especially the Canola crop, it could be a lot worse.Today marks the 58th anniversary of the end of a major, multi-record October snowstorm, in the Fort St. John area.- Advertisement -When it was over, it resulted in an October extreme snow depth record, which still stands today: 61 cm – or two feet.As for snowfall, the local airport weather station had also posted another one day October record of 34.5 cm, on the 4th, and then 22.6 more on the 5th.That followed 15.3 on the first three days of the month, and it was the beginning of a very wet month.Advertisementlast_img read more

Justice Society, Legion receive funding from Province

first_img“At the end of the day, we got accepted on both of them,” he said. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Through funding from the Provincial government, the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and the North Peace Justice Society have received $20,000 and $5,000, respectively.After the North Peace Justice Society was denied a gaming grant earlier this year due to an application that reportedly had errors. Dan Davies, the chair of the Society, said he went to local MLA Pat Pimm to asked if he could help.Pimm told Davies to write a detailed proposal, and that he could take it with him to the B.C. Legislature in Victoria. In the end, the Society ended up with $5,000 more in funding.- Advertisement –MLA Pat Pimm contributed $5000 on behalf of the province of British Columbia to the North Peace Justice Society. Chair Dan Davies was present, with Executive Director Candace Peever. Photo courtesy of Dan Davies.MLA Pat Pimm contributed $5000 on behalf of the province of British Columbia to the North Peace Justice Society. Chair Dan Davies was present, with Executive Director Candace Peever. Photo courtesy of Dan Davies.During a meeting with the Royal Canadian Legion, the issue of their leaking roof was brought up — which capital funds are needed for. Thus, another letter was written, appealing for funding — which resulted in another grant of $20,000 for the Legion.Davies, very involved with the Legion as a past Vice-President, said the estimated cost to repair the ceiling is $80,000, altogether.Advertisementlast_img read more

Super-sub Onyango sends Gor nine clear

first_imgWith the result, Gor moved to 58 points with one match at hand, nine ahead of second placed Sofapaka who dropped points with a 2-2 draw against Mathare United in Machakos yesterday.From Nakuru, Gor Mahia will travel to Kisumu where they are scheduled to play three games within six days starting with Thursday against KCB.-Squad changesComing into the Ulinzi tie, Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay made changes to his squad resting regulars Harun Shakava, Philemon Otieno, Francis Kahata, Jacques Tuyisenge and Kenneth Muguna with the tough list of fixtures awaiting.They needed just 24 seconds on the clock to break the deadlock, Ssekisambu heading home inside the six yard box after throwing his body in the way of a Francis Mustafa cross from the right.It was a brilliant start by Gor and especially to calm their nerves on a rainy afternoon in Nakuru. Mustafa almost grabbed one himself after 14 minutes when he tried off a shot from range with his weaker left foot but the effort sailed wide.Ulinzi were not taking it lying down and they had chances of their own. A brilliant low cross from Brian Birgen destined for Ochieng inside the box was cut out by Joachim Oluoch with Joash Onyango clearing the ball away.Enosh Ochieng celebrates his goal against Gor Mahia during a Kenyan Premier League fixture at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on April 29, 2019. PHOTO/Twitter/Ulinzi StarsOscar Wamalwa also had a header from the edge of the six yard box sail straight to keeper Shabaan Odhoji’s arms off a Harun Mwale freekick.Gor Mahia’s new midfield acquisition Hashim Ssempala tried his effort with a shot from range in the 26th minute but the effort after being teed up by Boniface Omondi went inches over the bar.-Shots from rangeThe Ugandan midfielder continued with his forays upfront playing an advanced midfield role and he kept knocking in the second half with three shots, one off a freekick all sailing into keeper James Saruni’s arms.Gor made the match defining change, Onyango coming on for Omondi after 63 minutes.But it was Ulinzi who would score next with Enosh stretching his right foot to score after Boniface Onyango had headed a John Njuguna cross across the face of goal.Gor made changes, Dennis Oliech coming on for Kipkurui as they sought a winning goal.It was Ulinzi who came closest when Mwale’s bouncing header off another Njuguna set piece sailed inches over the bar from close range.It was from the ensuing counter attack that Gor scored the winner. Keeper Odhoji started the goal-kick long to Oliech who flicked it on for Onyango to score with only Saruni to beat.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward Samuel Onyango attempts to go past Tusker FC’s Hillary Wandera and Clyde Senaji during their Kenyan Premier League tie at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 27, 2019. PHOTO/Timtohy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 29 – Samuel Onyango stepped off the bench to score the winner against his former employers four minutes from time as Gor Mahia beat Ulinzi Stars 2-1 at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru to move nine points clear on top of the Kenyan Premier League table.Enosh Ochieng had given Ulinzi Stars the equalizer with his 15th goal of the season after Erisa Ssekisambu had scored 24 seconds into the match, but Gor ensured they picked maximum points with a goal off a counter attack.last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN CHARGED WITH TERRORISM OFFENCES

first_imgGlasgow Sheriff CourtA Donegal man has been charged with terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder.Anton Duffy, 39, appeared in a Scotland court today. Duffy was arrested last Wednesday October 23 in Scotland under the Terrorism Act during an operation focused on dissident Irish Republicans.Four others were arrested under the operation on the same day – three men and one woman.Duffy appeared separately from his comrades at Glasgow Sheriff Court. He was charged under section five of the Terrorism Act, which covers the preparation of terrorist acts, and conspiracy to murder.All five alleged terrorists made no plea or declaration and they were remanded in custody.Duffy had been held at the high-security Scottish Terrorist Detention Centre in the Govan area of Glasgow prior to his court appearance. Heightened security surrounded the arrival and departure of the alleged terrorists.Scottish police said that the operation leading to Duffy’s arrest “focused on the activities of individuals sympathetic to dissident Republicanism but who are not affiliated to any specific group.”Police Scotland, the PSNI and the security service were all involved in the operation.In 2010, Duffy was jailed for five years for firearms offences. He had been in a busy Glasgow nightclub with a revolver and live ammunition inside his jacket. He produced the gun during a scuffle with nightclub bouncers and was subsequently arrested and charged.DONEGAL MAN CHARGED WITH TERRORISM OFFENCES was last modified: October 29th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:anton duffyglasgow sheriff courtScotlandterrorismlast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Second Day of Drake Invitational

first_imgStory Links Order of Play – Sunday The Drake University women’s tennis team continued competition at the Drake Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.The day was capped by a Bulldog doubles team and single advancing to the title match of their respective consolation brackets. Both those matches will be contested Sunday during the final day of the three-day tournament.In the ‘A’ Doubles consolation bracket, Drake’s Carmen Palumbo and Maria Tatarnikova advanced to Sunday’s final by defeating the UNI team of Zizek and Carr, 8-7, to start action Saturday.Tartarnikova also had a successful day in singles action as she won a pair of matches in the ‘B’ Singles consolation bracket to move into Sunday’s final. She began the day with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Creighton’s Erin Epperson and followed that by taking down Augustana’s Aleksandra Kistonova, 6-0, 6-3.Megan Webb also won a match in the ‘D’ Singles consolation bracket with a 6-0, 6-1 win over UNI’s Morganne Borsh before withdrawing from the competition.The final day of competition at the Drake Invitational gets underway Sunday at 9 a.m. with the finals of the doubles brackets at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. ‘A’ Doubles Flight ‘C’ Singles Flight ‘B’ Singles Flight ‘A’ Singles Flight Drake InvitationalSaturday, September 14Drake Results’A’ Doubles Flight – Consolation BracketPalumbo/Tatarnikova (DU) def. Zizek/Carr (UNI), 8-7’B’ Doubles Flight – Winners’ BracketKurahashi/Lazarova (WSU) def. Hunt/Petushkova (DU), 8-3’A’ Singles Flight – Winners’ BracketKate Krueger (CU) def. Carmen Palumbo (DU), 6-4, 7-5’B’ Singles Flight – Consolation BracketMaria Tatarnikova (DU) def. Erin Epperson (CU), 6-4, 6-1Maria Tatarnikova (DU) def. Aleksandra Kistonova (AUG), 6-0, 6-3’C’ Singles Flight – Consolation BracketMeredith Benson (CU) W/O Kelsey Neville (DU)’D’ Singles Flight – Winners’ BracketLillian Tiemeyer (UNO) def. Kendall Hunt (DU), 6-1, 6-3’D’ Singles Flight – Consolation BracketMegan Webb (DU) def. Morganne Borsh (UNI), 6-1, 6-0Claire Crockett (UNO) W/O Megan Webb (DU) ‘B’ Doubles Flight ‘D’ Singles Flight Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Revised Gender Bill to go to Cabinet

first_img23 May 2013 Following public consultation on the Draft Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill, a revised Bill is expected to be presented to the Cabinet for its consideration ahead of its tabling in Parliament, says Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana. Delivering her department’s budget vote speech in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Xingwana said the draft law, which the Cabinet approved for public consultation in August, aimed to enforce compliance in matters of gender mainstreaming and equality in both the public and private sector. “We believe that this Bill, once enacted, will become a powerful instrument to advance the objectives of gender equality and women empowerment,” Xingwana said.Gender-responsive budgeting Xingwana also announced that the Motsepe Foundation had completed a baseline study in partnership with her department, the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Health, and Trade and Industry and Health, and United Nations agencies. This followed an undertaking made last year by her department, together with the Motsepe Foundation, to pursue the Women’s Budget Initiative to ensure that the country’s budgeting processes and allocations were gender-responsive. “Gender-responsive budgeting is an essential tool for development, poverty alleviation and redistribution. This output will reinvigorate multi-stakeholder gender-responsive budget analysis in South Africa.” Xingwana said her department had developed an integrated mainstreaming framework, as well as sector-specific monitoring and evaluation strategies to monitor progress made in realising women’s rights and empowerment. “We have also developed a quarterly reporting tool so that we can determine trends and progress or regression,” she said.Women in rural areas Xingwana also a call for more land to be allocated to women in South Africa. “During this year, the year of the women’s movement centenary, we will advocate that more land be allocated to women. We will ensure that the campaign includes young women and women with disabilities.” With regard to the Traditional Courts Bill, Xingwana said her department would continue to work with rural women and other stakeholders to ensure that the provisions of the Bill were consistent with the Constitution and the protection women’s rights. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more