first_img Illustrious career Known as the ‘voice of West Indies cricket’, Cozier chronicled the fortunes of the West Indies team for nearly six decades in an illustrious career which saw him rise to the summit of the industry. Cozier was eulogised by son Craig, who described him as an outstanding family man, a true professional and a pioneer in the field of cricket journalism. Cozier was the editor of the West Indies Cricket Annual and was also a senior editor of leading local newspaper, The Nation, with whom he remained closely affiliated up to the time of his death. In 2007, cricket authorities here renamed the upgraded media centre at the redeveloped Kensington Oval, The Coppin, Cozier and Short Media Centre, in honour of his contribution to the sport. Cozier died last week Wednesday at age 75 following brief hospitalisation. He is survived by his wife, Jill, and children Craig and Natalie. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Cricket media titan Tony Cozier was laid to rest here on Friday following a service at the Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, which was attended by several dignitaries and influential members of the regional cricket community. Barbados’ only living National Hero, Sir Garry Sobers, topped the list of mourners, along with former Chief Justice Sir David Simmons, noted Caribbean jurist Sir Richard Cheltenham, West Indies batting great Sir Everton Weekes, and outstanding former West Indies fast bowler ex-government minister, Sir Wes Hall, who conducted the ceremony. Several former West Indies players were also in attendance including legendary captain and current chairman of selectors, Clive Lloyd; legendary fast bowler and current Barbados Cricket Association president, Joel Garner; current West Indies head coach Phil Simmons, and former West Indies vice-captain, Trinidadian Deryck Murray. Barbados Sports Minister Stephen Lashley and Opposition Leader Mia Mottley were also among the mourners.last_img read more

first_img FEMALE CHANGE There have been some adjustments to the list of athletes that will represent the country at this weekend’s, Carifta Games to be held in Williamstad, CuraÁao, as following the completion of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships several days ago, some of the athletes who were originally on the list have been replaced due to injuries . Kingston College’s Jhevaughn Matherson has been the main casualty. Matherson, who captured the boys’ Under-20 100m event at the trials in early March, in an equalling personal best of 10.25 seconds, and who suffered a hamstring injury just after his semi-final in the Class 1 100m at Champs, has been replaced in the 100m by Jamaica College’s Delano Dunkley, who will now team up with Jelani Walker in the blue-riband event. Matherson’s teammate, Wayne Pinnock of Kingston College who was a winner in the boys’ long jump, who also finished second to Calabar High’s DeJour Russell in the boys’ Under-18 110m hurdles, is also out. He will be replaced by his teammate, Terrol Wilson, in the long jump, while Champs Class Two 110m hurdles winner, Jeremy Farr of Wolmer’s Boys’ School, will be the replacement in the 110m hurdles. Boys’ Under-20 5000m champion Keenan Lawrence of St Jago High will also miss this weekend’s action. No substitution has been made for Lawrence in the event, as the second-place finisher at the trials, Shemar Solomon of St Elizabeth Technical High School, will be the only competitor here for Jamaica. On the female side, Hydel’s Abigail Brooks, who finished second in the girls’ Under-17 400m to Vere Technical’s Sanique Walker, is the only athlete who has been withdrawn due to injury. She has been replaced by St Jago High’s Kimara Francis. Francis, who failed to advance to the finals at the trials after finishing third in her heat, in 56.99 seconds, showed rapid improvement to surprise Walker in the Class Two event at Champs, to win the event in a personal best of 54.11 seconds and will team up with Walker. Also, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association has made an addition of two athletes to their original squad, as 84 will now compete for Jamaica. Heptathlon winner, Peter-Gay McKenzie of Edwin Allen High, and decathlon winner Donovan Thames of Kingston College have been drafted into the team to do the multiple events. The team will leave the island on Thursday and return on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc (GuySuCo) in an advertisement that appeared in the February 21, 2018 Guyana Chronicle invited persons desirous of becoming farmers at Uitvlugt Estate to submit their application. In the ad, the Corporation indicated that redundant workers would be given first preference.On the surface, the GuySuCo ad seems to be positive but as experience has taught me, the devil always lies in the details. For many workers it is a daunting, if not impossible task to be engaged in cane farming. Many simply lack the wherewithal to undertake the several operations to engender a healthy cane crop. Also, bearing in mind that cane has a one-year growth cycle and then it takes another year, after the farmers cane has been harvested before they are fully paid for the sugar that is had from the canes they produce. Clearly cane farming is out of the ordinary workers reach. Literally, the workers would be starving while the cane is growing and even after too.The Corporation, for some time now, has been seeking to expand the cane farmer population at Uitvlugt as it reduces the size of the cultivation it is managing. Its thrust in this direction has been generally unsuccessful. In fact, as far as I am aware, many farmers, some who have capital, have done little, if any, work to prepare their plots for canes. This is due largely to the depressed prices the farmers are receiving. However, if the canes farmed are used to produce several products besides sugar and farmers benefit also from the income realised from those activities, the attractiveness of farming would increase and yield the interest the Corporation desires.I believe the Corporation needs to return to the drawing board.Yours sincerely,Liebert Alleynelast_img read more

first_imgThe national team Lone Star made an unprecedented progress in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group A qualifiers by picking up the second straight win since the 2001 Afcon.Liberia’s valuable 1-0 win over the Shore men of the Red Sea of Djibouti yesterday moved them second on the Group table with six points-scoring three goals and two goals against – out of three games.Anthony Laffor of Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa was the marksman who caused the red-white-and-blue to cruise past Djibouti.According reports, Laffor was the last to arrive early yesterday morning, about eight hours to the game. The derby was played at the El Hadj Hassan Gouled Stadium in Djibouti City.The Lone Star played without danger man William Jebor of Spanish SD Ponferradina who didn’t show up even though he was called. Reports said his absence was technical, but others said it was because of club engagement.Reports said the Djibouti national football team is expected in the country this weekend to honor their return-leg against the Lone Star at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Djibouti still remains the underdog of Group A – with zero point out of three games. Tunisia has three points, while Togo heads the Group with six points, out of two games.Meanwhile, Tunisia hosts Togo today, owing to the Confederation of African Football’s refusal to move the qualifier out of Tunisia because of security concerns.Togo Football Federation (TFF) appealed that the game in the northeastern city of Monastir should be played in a neutral country.Tunisian security forces have been battling militants on the southern border with Libya, with around 20 people killed in the clashes.Pierre Lamadokou, secretary general at Togo’s FA, told BBC Sport: “If Caf wants us to play there, despite our request, then we will do it but it will be Caf’s responsibility to make sure that the conditionsare good.“But if Togolese authorities notice in the coming days that the situation worsens in Tunisia, then they will advice.”The 2017 African champion will be automatically qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgBingo in Hall on Tues at Earlier time of 8.30 Lotto results 2 with 3 counties Elaine Gallagher &Helen Long Convoy Nx Weeks Jackpot €2300 Lotto available from any Committee MemberSt Marys Gaa is hosting a ROAD SAFETY Information evening delivered by an Garda Siochana on Wed Dec 5th @7.30 in the Clubhouse .This is aimed at Parents and young people be they Drivers, Pedestrians or Cyclists .We would encourage all to attend particularly in light of recent tragedies that have befell families in our parishes.AGM:St Marys AGM will take place on Sunday 6th Jan 2013 at 3pm ALL Nominations need to be returned to Julia before 6pm on Friday 28th December. Under age Training has now finished up over the winter monthsUNDERAGE PRESENTATION will take place on Sat 8th Dec @2.30 with a Donegal all Star and All Ireland winner as special guest.Thanks to all who were involved in the Schools day approx 135 children took part well done to all who helped in any way.Get you Glad rags in order as The St Marys dinner dance will take place on Jan 19th 2013 in Jacksons Hotel with Music by The Fab Beefsteak dancers and the Famous SAM in attendance further details to follow.  GAA: ST MARY’S CONVOY CLUB NEWS was last modified: December 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: ST MARY’S CONVOY CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

first_imgClaims that Chelsea Football Club will be sold to Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe have resurfaced on Twitter on Saturday night.The Secret Footballer’s Twitter account made the astonishing claim that a deal thought to be in the region of £2billion is currently being done.The well-respected account has over 100,000 followers and is also an award-winning author. LATEST CHELSEA NEWS 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT However, ongoing issues with the Russian’s visa has put his position in increasing doubt but he appeared to reaffirm his status as owner when Maurzio Sarri was appointed Chelsea manager earlier this summer.In June, the Daily Mail reported that Ratcliffe, the founder, chairman and majority owner of chemicals firm Ineos, had offered £2billion to buy the west London club.Ratcliffe is reportedly worth £21billion according to The Sunday Times’s rich list in May. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won I’m hearing that Chelsea football club is in the process of being sold to Jim Radcliffe for £2bn.— Secret Footballer (@TSF) July 28, 2018However, sources close to current Blues owner Roman Abramovich have said to SunSport the club is NOT for sale.Abramovich bought Chelsea for £140million in June 2003 just after the club narrowly avoided going into administration.The Russian has since built the Blues into one of the biggest clubs in world football by attracting a number of star-studded players to Stamford Bridge.Chelsea have won 17 trophies under Abramovich’s premiership including five Premier League titles. smart causal gameday cracker 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? possible standings center_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED possible xi Ratcliffe reportedly made an approach for the club earlier this summer Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars silverware Abramovich celebrates Chelsea’s Champions League triumph in 2012 shining REVEALED last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The 25-year-old Northridge woman pulled a crumpled piece of paper from her purse. It bore a message of thanks to the people in this room, but she knew that words alone could not express her feelings. “I was brought to you all broken and in pain,” she began. “With your skill, hard work and heart, you repaired and comforted me. “I hope in seeing me here tonight, physically fit and happy again, it is enough because words are not enough.” With that, the more than 100 doctors, nurses and medical support staff gave her a standing ovation. They said later that none of them ever would have expected the badly injured woman wheeled into their emergency room nine months earlier to be standing here in front of them – healthy and happy again. They all thought she’d be victim No. 12. “She was in the operating room 14 hours that first day and on the verge of dying more than once. It was a miraculous recovery, and believe me, that’s not too strong a term to use here.” – Dr. Milton Louie, chief of staff, Glendale Memorial Hospital Eleven people died in the Metrolink derailment in Glendale last January. Patti Hudson was almost the 12th. But there she was Sunday night, at a party for the staff at Glendale Memorial Hospital – standing nervously at a microphone, dressed in a black gown and high heels, and looking like a million bucks. It was a little after 6 a.m. Jan. 26, and Patti Hudson was on her way from her Northridge home to her job downtown as a tech manager at SBC. She was sitting in the front car of a southbound Metrolink train, working on a paper for her political science class at California State University, Northridge. She remembers looking across the aisle at an older man reading the newspaper when all hell broke loose. “Everything went black, and I woke up in the wreckage of the train,” she says. “I knew I was hurt bad. I couldn’t move, and I was bleeding a lot. The whole train was torn open, and people were screaming.” Juan Manuel Alvarez, a 25-year-old man despondent over the breakup of his marriage, had parked his SUV on the Metrolink tracks in an aborted attempt to kill himself, authorities said later. The train carrying Hudson smashed into the SUV and derailed, ramming a Union Pacific freight train parked on a siding, then colliding head-on with a northbound Metrolink train. The pre-dawn crash killed 11 and injured nearly 200 passengers. Alvarez has pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of capital murder. More than 130 claims have been filed against Metrolink, including one by Hudson. After rescue workers dug her out of the wreckage, she was taken to the nearest hospital, Glendale Memorial. “Of all the injured coming in, she was our No. 1 priority because she was the most seriously injured,” said Dr. Deanna Attai, head of surgery. Hudson had a broken neck and spinal cord damage that threatened to paralyze her from the neck down. Her pelvis was crushed, and she had been impaled by wreckage through the abdominal and pelvic areas. During her 14 hours of surgery that first day – with more to follow – she was in constant danger of respiratory failure. “If it hadn’t been for her strong body and mind, she could have easily been victim No. 12,” said Dr. Vahan Cepkinian, who performed surgery on Patti’s crushed pelvis after Dr. David Rogers completed spinal surgery. “I told Patti, if ever there was a poster child for maintaining fitness, you’re it,” Cepkinian said. “She gave us a great canvas to work with. Being in such great shape saved her life.” It was a lot of things that saved her from being victim No. 12, Patti says. The half-marathons she runs, and the strict vegetarian diet she follows made her body strong and healthy enough to recover from such a traumatic shock. Her husband, Greg Matson, and her seven brothers and sisters gave her support and encouragement during the six weeks she was hospitalized. But, most of all, it was the doctors who repaired her shattered body. So, Sunday night, Patti Hudson put on her best gown and high heels, and stopped by their party looking like a million bucks. She wanted the staff at Glendale Memorial to see her physically fit and happy – because words were not enough. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgWHITTIER – Members of the Whittier County Community Coordinating Council are demanding in a letter to the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation that foundation officials hand over financial records related to the construction of a long-delayed youth center in Whittier. The Sheriff’s Youth Foundation is overseeing construction of the Joe Valverde Boxing and Learning Center, which eventually will provide classrooms, computer labs, a gym and a boxing ring for mostly low-income children from unincorporated South Whittier. Coordinating Council President Ralph Pacheco, who wrote the letter to the foundation, said in a telephone interview that Sheriff’s Youth Foundation officials have taken so long to proceed on the project that some pledges have become in jeopardy of expiring. As a result, the council is requesting a review of the project’s records, he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Our contribution is a modest one ($1,000)…,” Pacheco wrote to foundation officials. “However, we feel that as a 501 c3 Non-profit Corporation, you have an obligation to hold yourselves accountable to your contributors and donors.” Pacheco said he made his request by telephone first. He wrote the letter after being rebuffed by the foundation’s executive director, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Bondell Golden. According to Pacheco, Bondell told him the group is a private corporation and is not required to share its financial records. A secretary at the foundation said Golden is on vacation this week and was unavailable to comment on the letter. Foundation Manager Dawn Zamudio also was unavailable, the secretary said. Requests to speak to others in charge of the foundation were referred back to Golden and Zamudio. In the letter by Pacheco, which was endorsed by the Coordinating Council’s board of directors, board members demanded a response within 30 days. If none is received by then, board members wrote, the council will request an investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit. Work on the underground wiring and cables for the center began in early 2004. But construction was halted in December of that year after the foundation terminated its contract with Beaver Construction Co. Since then, no work has been done. Located adjacent to the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Services (STARS) Center in South Whittier, the youth center had originally been scheduled for completion this past summer. Out of more than $2.5 million in donations received by the foundation for the center, only $225,000 has been spent. For nearly a year, the empty lot where the center is to be built has sat untouched, sprouting tree-size weeds and a mound of grass-covered dirt. Unused bags of cement sit uncovered in the sun. Pacheco said members of his council have been frustrated by their failed attempts to find out the reasons behind the delays. “Are they hesitant because of mismanagement or co-mingling of funds? Are they borrowing to pay something else?” Pacheco asked. “One has to wonder, when they fail to give disclosure. They’re saying, `trust me.’ We say, `show us.’ It would take five minutes.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_imgCancer campaigner Betty Holmes has raised serious concerns over revelations that half of patients referred as urgent breast cancer cases to Letterkenny University Hospital in 2017 were seen within the two week guidelines.More than 1,140 women were marked as urgent cases last year who, according to HIQA guidelines, should be seen by the breast clinic within a fortnight.However, it has emerged that 50% of cases at LUH were not treated within the crucial two week timeframe. Betty Holmes of Donegal Action for Cancer Care said that these figures represent another step in downgrading breast cancer services at Letterkenny University Hospital.Ms Holmes told Donegal Daily: “We are delighted that radiotherapy is available at Altnagelvin now, but we see more commitment to developing services at Altnagelvin than at Letterkenny University Hospital.“Everybody wants to talk about developing services at Altnagelvin. This is another example of the powers that be turning their back on Letterkenny.“We have written to the Minister for Health to follow up on our concerns that 49% of the 1,142 urgent patients are not being seen inside of the recommended HIQA guidelines. “We are asking the Minister who is liable if these patients are found to have cancer.”Ms Holmes said the DACC have fought on a voluntary basis since 2005 for the improvement of services at the LUH Breast Cancer Clinic, but they have seen no commitment being made.It emerged last year that one fifth of patients referred to the Symptomatic Breast Clinic at LUH were waiting for over a year to be seen. Of the 732 patients referred to the service in 2017, 143 women were on the waiting list for more than one year.Today’s figures on urgent referrals take the concerns to a different level, said Ms Holmes.“This breach of guidelines is really scary, and it all comes back to liability,” said Ms Holmes. ‘This is really scary’ – 50% of urgent breast cancer patients not treated within time guidelines was last modified: July 17th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:breast cancer clinicDONEGAL ACTION FOR CANCER CAREluhlast_img read more

first_imgShaun Hutchinson was shown a straight red card for Fulham after a brutal challenge saw Blackburn’s Lee Williamson stretchered off.In Kit Symon’s first game in caretaker charge, Bryan Ruiz was given his first game of the season but the Whites managed just three shots at goal, none of which were on target.Blackburn, meanwhile, started the game brightly and could have gone ahead through Ben Marshall on 16 minutes.Striker Jordan Rhodes also had a headed chance before Ruiz’ shot over the bar on 30 minutes was Fulham’s first effort on goal.Hugo Rodallega also fired a shot just wide on the break but Symons’ hopes of grabbing a first win of the season for the club took a blow when Hutchinson was dismissed on the stroke of half time.The defender went in forcefully over the top of the ball, colliding with Williamson’s shin in a challenge similar to that which saw Matt Smith show a straight red card in the defeat at Reading last weekend.Symons made three changes to the side that lost to Nottingham Forest in midweek and led to Felix Magath’s sacking, with Lasse Vigen Christensen and goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli coming in along with Ruiz.Fulham (4-3-3): Bettinelli; Hoogland, Hutchinson, Burn, Amorebieta; Christensen, Parker, Stafylidis; Ruiz, Rodallega, McCormackSubs: Kiraly, Bodurov, Roberts, Dembele, Williams, Hyndman, Kavanagh. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more