National senior men’s football team head coach, Winfried Schafer, says Reggae Boyz captain, Rodolph Austin, whose name was not in the 23-man squad released by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) on Sunday, will be part of the team to face Costa Rica in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers on March 25 and 29. The German told The Gleaner yesterday evening that the midfielder, who recently signed for Danish club FC Copenhagen, was nursing an injury and was being treated by the club. However, he said he has spoken with the player who has assured him that he is fit and will make himself available. “These are two very important matches. We need all players that can play. Maybe he can play in the second match. We don’t know. He is coming, he tells us he is OK. I cannot tell you now (when he will arrive), today is Monday and Friday is the match. He has special (recovery) training (in Denmark) now. But we have all medical papers that we need and everything in Copenhagen comes to us,” he said. Although Schafer could not give a date of the Reggae Boyz captain’s arrival, he says he is expected in another day or two. “We talk today (Monday). We talk about him in Copenhagen and in the morning, he will come to us, or maybe he stays in Copenhagen another day. Maybe he comes for the second game,” he added. DISTANCE DIFFICULT Meanwhile, as the squad continues preparation, Sch‰fer argued that not seeing and communicating with his overseas-based players regularly makes his job more difficult. “One of the biggest problems I cannot watch my players or talk to him. I can’t watch my player here Sunday or Saturday and it’s very important to talk to the player and their coaches and managers. We play at a high level now and are one of the best teams in CONCACA,” Schafer said. “But the problem I have, I can’t see my players from outside Jamaica. That is one of the biggest problems for a coach. I see them one time a year and it’s very important I watch my players in Europe and MLS,” he reasoned. Jamaica Squad: Andre Blake, Je-Vaughn Watson, Kemar Lawrence, Adrian Mariappa, Michael Hector, Westley Morgan, Clayton Donaldson, Garath McCleary, Jobi McAnuff, Leo Williamson, Demar Phillips, Simon Dawkins, Alvas Powell, Jermaine Taylor, Darren Mattocks, Giles Barnes, Ryan Thompson, Allan Ottey, Andre Clennon, Dever Orgill, Andrew Vanzie, Vishunul Harris, and Shaven Sean-Paul.
View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum In the other ties, De La Salle humbled Univesity of the East, 5-0, to take the early lead in the ladder while Adamson University barely survived University of Santo Tomas, 3-2.Andrew Pineda lead the Green Shuttlers in following up their 4-1 win over the Tiger Shuttlers, 4-1, in the opening day of the tournament.The Falcons and Eagles are at 1-1 in the team standings while the Red Warriors and Tiger Shuttlers are both at 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NCAA: Perpetual grounds Mapua for 4th straight win, moves closer to Final 4 spot Season 80 MVP Morada paired up with Alem Pelmares and trumped Remo and Keoni Asuncion, 21-17, 27-25, in the first doubles.Pedrosa, who was the Season 79 MVP, returned to action after missing the previous season with a complete rout of Fides Bagasbas 21-7, 21-15, in the second singles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMike Minuluan dropped Carlo Remo, 21-14, 21-15, in the opening singles match.Dawn Cuyno then paired with Minuluan to sweep Sean Chan and Sito Fernandez, 21-11, 21-13, in the second doubles match. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National University is off to a blistering start in its bid for a fourth straight title, drubbing Ateneo 4-1 in the UAAP Season 81 men’s badminton tournament Thursday at Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.MVPs Alvin Morada and Ross Lee Pedrosa led the Bulldogs in their unbeaten run of 36 ties.ADVERTISEMENT
The Vector Control Services Unit of the Bartica Regional Hospital caters mainly to malaria patients and other vector related illnesses. For some time, the staff of the unit were operating in a facility cramped for space, in the hospital compound.Just recently, the area was refurbished at a cost of more than $3 million to alleviate the situation. Also, included in this refurbishment was the addition of equipment, waiting areas, office space and staff workstation.Regional Health Officer (RHO) of the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region, Dr Edward Sagala has indicated that this was something pending but eventually completed andStaff of the Bartica Regional Hospital’s Vector Control Unit utilising microscopes in the refurbished spacewelcomed by the staff. It would now be of great benefit to both patients and health care personnel in the diagnosis of malaria patients.“It is an ideal environment for the staff to now work and patients who come in bad conditions. Patients don’t have to be immediately admitted they can start treatment here,” the RHO is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The purchase and installation of new microscopes among other improvements to the unit’s internal infrastructure will also allow for microscopic testing for vector related illnesses and the provision of timely results for further medical interventions.Additionally, a monitoring and evaluation team is also in place at the unit to track cases and gather information regarding the work done by the unit.“Most of the work happens in this area, the monitoring and evaluation team is also based here and they schedule visits and travel not only to riverine areas but also areas throughout the region, lower, middle and upper Mazaruni,” Dr Sagala noted.
An unwelcome viewer of a reported ménage à trois on a beach at Third Avenue Bartica, Essequibo, is now dead after he reportedly refused to refrain from witnessing the sexual act. The dead man has been identified only as “Radika,” and is said to be in his 40s.Reports reaching this publication indicate that between 04:00h and 05:00h on Monday, the now dead man, accompanied by two males aged 18 and 21 and a 25-year-old female, went to the beach for some enjoyment. A police source disclosed that the young adults were all engaged in “a sexual threesome act” while the deceased was “just viewing.” While details surrounding the incident remain roughly sketchy, Guyana Times understands that before the act could reach its climax, a misunderstanding erupted between the young adults and the man, and the three reportedly began to “cuff and kick” “Radika” about his body.Quick action by police in Bartica resulted in the three young adults being arrested on Monday morning just after they had beaten the man, who was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at about 10:00h on Monday.This newspaper was told that the trio did not resist arrest. A post mortem examination is expected to be performed on Radica’s body on Wednesday. Police investigations continue.Miner shot deadAnd 40-year-old Orland LaCruz of a Pomeroon River community was shot dead earlier this month after he allegedly refused to perform fellatio (oral sex) on one of his two drinking buddies.The murdered miner was reportedly imbibing with the two suspects inside a camp located in the Jack and Vieira Backdam of the North West District when an argument erupted among the men over LaCruz’s alleged refusal to perform the sexual act on one of the suspects.That individual was at the time armed with a shotgun, which he loaded with a cartridge that was given to him by the second suspect. He then allegedly shot La Cruz to the right side of his neck, resulting in his death.The alleged perpetrators of this shooting death remain at large.
YOUR children playing gaelic games is about to get a bit more expensive as new rules on all players under 18 wearing mouthguards come into force in a month’s time.So Christmas stockings in Donegal this year will have to include the latest piece of GAA kit!And they can range in price from just €5 to €120. The GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 enacted a new rule that made it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor).The new rule at U21 and Adult level comes into force a year later on from January 1st 2014.The GAA says that research figures indicate that Ireland has one of the highest rates of sport-related oral injuries in the EU, with one third of all adult dental injuries being sports-related.In many sports such as rugby and hockey the wearing of gumshields is the norm with nearly all clubs adhering strictly to a ‘no gumshield – no game’ rule. A recent survey of Irish parents found the average cost of dental treatment for sport related dental injuries in children to be €213.14.Studies have also shown that the overall injury risk is close to twice as high when a mouthguard is not worn, relative to when mouthguards were used during athletic activity.The GAA’s Medical, Scientific & Welfare Committee acknowledge that the use of a properly fitted mouthguard is the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries and was centrally involved in ensuring the introduction of compulsory mouthguards in Gaelic Football.The GAA in Co Donegal has issued the following information below to all clubs and players/parents.ABOUT MOUTHGUARDS There are three types of mouth guards:Stock mouthguards are preformed and come ready to wear. They are inexpensive and can generally be purchased in sports shops for in or around €5 each. However, little can be done to adjust their fit, they are bulky, can make breathing and talking difficult, and they provide limited protection. Dentists do not recommend their use, nonetheless, once they carry the CE (European Conformity) mark they are acceptable in terms of complying with the new GAA Rules.Official Opro GAA/GPA stock mouthguards will be available for purchasing through your local retailers: Brian McCormick Sports, Supervalu, Centra, Lifestyle and Elverys.Boil and bite mouthguards can also be bought over the counter at most Sports Shops and generally offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. The “boil and bite” mouthguard is made from thermoplastic material. It is placed in hot water to soften, then placed in the mouth and shaped around the teeth using finger and tongue pressure. Dentists do not recommend their use in general. Typically these type of mouthguards will cost in the region of €15 to €20 and again any mouthguard with the CE mark on it in this category is sufficient to ensure compliance with the new rule.Custom-fitted mouthguards are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist’s instructions. These will not just offer the best protection against dental and oral injury but they should not affect performance i.e. breathing and speech should be relatively unaffected particularly if these have been worn regularly.First, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and a mouth guard is then molded over the model using a special material. Due to the use of the special material and because of the extra time and work involved, this custom-made mouth guard is more expensive than the other types, but it provides the most comfort and protection.Prices can vary significantly and it is worth seeking and comparing prices from a number of practitioners before deciding to purchase. Typically a custom fitted mouth-guard should cost between €60 and €120. However, many dental practices offer significant reductions to GAA Clubs who are ordering in bulk. GAA clubs can generally liaise with dental centres and clinics to arrange for someone to visit the club on a given day to take dental impressions from a number of players. Custom fitted mouthguards purchased in bulk in this manner should cost around €30 to €50 each.To find a list of dentists and dental centres in your area, you can use the Find a Dentist function on the Irish Dental Associations Website – http://www.dentist.ie/find-a-dentist.10.htmlWHICH TYPE OF MOUTHGUARD SHOULD I PURCHASE?The decision on which type of mouthguard a player should obtain is a matter of personal preference. There is no doubt that custom fitted mouthguards offer the best fit and protection but they are the most expensive option also. The Stock and Boil & Bite options will suffice for compliance with the new rules, but only if the product carries the CE mark.In terms of underage players, it should be borne in mind that teeth and mouths are still developing up until about 12 years of age and young players may grow out of custom fitted mouthguards over a period time. However, your dental practitioner is ultimately in the best position to advise in this context.COMPLYING WITH THE NEW RULEThe GAA recognise that Clubs may be worried about compliance with the new rules and specifically what will happen if a player forgets or does not have a mouthguard on the day of a game. The suggestion in this context is that each Club should purchase a supply of the Stock or Boil and Bite mouthguards for use in such situations.If a player refuses to comply with a Referee’s instruction to wear a mouthguard, he will incur the penalty as outlined in (Rule 6.2, Rules of Foul Play, The Playing Rules of Football, Official Guide, Part II, 2012) ‘Caution the offender; order off if he persists’.SOME QUESTIONS1. When does the new rule come into effect?A. From January 1st 2013, all players playing in grades up to and including Minor will be required to wear a mouthguard in all football games and at practice sessions.2. When does the ruling come into effect for adult players?A. From January 1st, 2014 all players at all grades will be required to wear a mouthguard in all football games and practice sessions.3. What will happen if I am not wearing a mouthguard in a game?A. If a player refuses to comply with a Referee’s instruction to wear a mouthguard, he will initially be cautioned by the Referee and if the player continues to refuse, the Referee can send him off.4. Who is responsible for ensuring mouthguards are worn at training or practice sessions?A. It is a matter for each Club to ensure the rule is adhered to at training or practice sessions. Clubs and players should note that Players will not be covered under the player injury scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard.5. Do players have to wear a mouthguard in hurling games?A. No. The new rule only applies to football; however, wearing a mouthguard when playing hurling does reduce the risk of dental injury.6. I am a Minor playing on an adult team in 2013. Do I have to wear a mouthguard?A. Not in 2013. The wearing of mouthguards in 2013 is compulsory at all age grades up to minor. However, a player playing at U-21 or adult level in 2013 is not required to wear a mouthguard under rule. From January 1st 2014 all players at all grades must wear a mouthguard.7. Our Club has a nursery, are children in these juvenile age groups exempt from wearing a mouthguard?No.NEW GAA RULES MEAN YOU’LL HAVE TO ADD MOUTHGUARDS TO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING LIST was last modified: November 28th, 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:NEW GAA RULES MEAN YOU’LL HAVE TO ADD MOUTHGUARDS TO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING LIST
A terrified mum told how she told her children to say the rosary after thinking her ex-husband was in a burning car outside the family home just days before Christmas.Bridgin Browne broke down in tears as she told how she thought her ex-husband James was inside her BMW car which was ablaze in the driveway of their home in Letterkenny. Mrs Browne appeared at Letterkenny District Court where Mr Browne was charged with the unauthorised taking of a car.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court how a charge of arson had been dropped earlier in the investigation.Mrs Browne told how she and two of her three children had sat down to have Christmas pudding and to watch a Christmas movie on the evening of December 22nd, 2016.She heard the noise of a car outside and thought it was her other daughter but when she went outside she saw her ex-husband in the driver seat of her car.He was revving the engine and there were no lights on in the car and he suddenly reversed up their driveway.She rushed inside and told the children that their daddy had taken her car but as she went back outside she saw her car was in flames.She said she had to hold her son from going outside and she called the emergency services.“We then proceeded to say the rosary as I didn’t want the children to go outside so I tried to distract them. I thought James might be in the car,” Mrs Browne told the court.Garda Barry Gallagher told the court how they arrived at the scene and saw a car on fire and that Mrs Browne and her children were visibly upset.She told him what had happened and he went looking for James Browne but could not find him.CCTV footage of Mr Browne, from Ballyraine, Letterkenny, drinking in the nearby Swilly Inn just before the incident was shown to the court.However, barrister for the accused Mr Gareth McGrory argued that because the footage did not have a time indicator it could not be properly relied on as evidence.He said his client will say that he was not anywhere near his former family home and did not set fire to his wife’s car.However, Judge Paul Kelly said that while he accepted Mr McGrory’s point on the CCTV footage, he found Mrs Browne’s version of events as sufficient and said Mr Browne had a case to meet.Mr Browne was not in court, however, and a medical certificate was produced to say he was having a scan.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until December 7th to allow Mr Browne to give evidence in the case.Children said rosary after thinking dad was in blazing car outside home was last modified: November 8th, 2018 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:carcourtdonegalfireGardaiJames Browneletterkenny
Ex-Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa in action for Japan Japan have confirmed their 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup.Former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa is among the players picked by Akira Nishino, along with Southampton centre-back Maya Yoshida.The Asian nation, who swapped managers earlier this year with Vahid Halilhodzic being sacked for seemingly losing his players following some poor friendly performances, are in Group H along with Senegal, Colombia, and Poland.See the full 23-man Japan squad below…Goalkeepers:Eiji Kawashima, Masaaki Higashiguchi, Kosuke Nakamura.Defenders:Yuto Nagatomo, Tomoaki Makino, Maya Yoshida, Hiroki Sakai, Gotoku Sakai, Gen Shoji, Wataru Endo, Naomichi Ueda.Midfielders:Makoto Hasebe, Keisuke Honda, Takashi Inui, Shinji Kagawa, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Genki Haraguchi, Takashi Usami, Gaku Shibasaki, Ryota Oshima.Forward:Shinji Okazaki, Yuya Osako, Yoshinori Muto. 1
Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 1 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Latest Premier League news silverware REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures NEW ERA Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday Yerry Mina is set to miss Everton’s Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday.The recent acquisition from Barcelona is recovering from a minor injury after his move from Catalonia. smart causal possible standings Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener REVEALED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Mina arrived at Goodison Park on transfer deadline day Silva also said “everything is OK” with Richarlison after the 2-2 draw at Wolves last Saturday saw the Brazilian, signed for £40 million from Watford in July, score twice before coming off having had treatment.Everton captain Phil Jagielka will miss the game as he begins a three-match suspension after being sent off against Wolves. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boss Marco Silva said of the defender recruited on transfer deadline day: “I can tell you Mina is not available for the match. He is recovering from a small problem in his foot.In terms of Everton’s other arrivals from last week, Andre Gomes is not yet available as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury, but Kurt Zouma and Bernard could make their debuts this weekend. ALTERED
Gardai have appealed to motorists traveling from Letterkenny to Ramelton in both directions to travel via Kilmacrennan following a serious accident.The emergency services are at the scene of the accident.The single vehicle accident at Castleshanaghan has left a young man in a critical condition. A woman was also injured.Gardai are at the scene and the road will be closed until further notice. Gardai have appealed to motorists to avoid the road altogether until further notice. GARDAI CLOSE ROAD AFTER SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON LETTERKENNY TO RAMELTON ROUTE was last modified: June 22nd, 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)
Conor McVeigh fields a high ballDonegal Senior Hurling ChampionshipSt. Eunan’s 1-8Burt 1-5 St. Eunan’s scored a second victory in this year’s Donegal senior hurling championship with a hard fought win over holders Burt in O’Donnell Park on Saturday.With both sides coming into the game unbeaten their clash was eagerly anticipated. Unfortunately, the stormy conditions put paid to any prospects of entertaining hurling. Playing with the wind in the first half, Burt opened the scoring with a long range point in the first minute from Christopher McDermott.This proved to be the last score from play in the half. Defences were well on top throughout, with Martin McGrath and Kyle McGrath outstanding for Burt and Francis Lennon and Conor O’Donnell prominent for the hosts.Both sets of players pressured each other throughout, forcing a series of wides and turnovers of possession. Burt’s Ronan McDermott and Colm Breathnach for St. Eunan’s exchanged early frees. McDermott extended the visitors’ lead to three points with two further strikes in the 12th and 17th minutes. Breathnach pointed after 21 minutes, followed by an immediate reply from McDermott. The final score of the first period was a third Breathnach strike on 26 minutes after strong play from Gearóid Leahy won a free.Just before half-time Enda McDermott broke through on goal for Burt but was denied by a last ditch hook from Conor O’Donnell and a fine save from James Connors. The away team took a two point lead into the break, 0-5 to 0-3.St. Eunan’s wasted no time in using the wind advantage. An early Breathnach free closed the gap. Seán McVeigh began dominating the midfield area and he scored a superb point from the wing to level affairs.Burt goalkeeper Paul Burns pulled off a top class save from a Leahy shot, and only great defending by Ciaran Dowds denied Stephen Doherty a certain goal for St. Eunan’s.The home team seemed to have struck a decisive blow in the 42nd minute when Breathnach fired a penalty to the roof of the net. However, Burt fought back and they equalised with ten minutes left when Micky McCann finished a loose ball to the net after a goalmouth scramble. The next score would prove vital. Both sides missed opportunities. Burt came close when a Christopher McDermott shot rebounded off an upright to safety. Three minutes remained when Breathnach pointed a free from fifty metres. The home team sealed the win with a close range point by Seán McVeigh and a fine strike from midfielder Colm Flood at the end of a run through the Burt defence.St. Eunan’s: James Connors, Shane O’Connor, Eunan O’Donnell, Francis Lennon, Conor Parke, Adie Gaffey, Conor O’Donnell, Colm Flood (0-1), Seán McVeigh (0-2), Stephen Doherty, Conor McVeigh, Eugene Organ, Conor O’Grady, Colm Breathnach (1-5, 0-5 frees, 1-0 pen), Gearóid Leahy. Subs: Lee Scanlon (41 mins), Kevin Meehan (47 mins), Cormac Goulding, Neil Darragh, John Ireland, Aaron O’Connell, Dara Kerrane, Caoimhín Lennon, Ciaran Kelly, Fergal Finn, Cormac Hartnett, Eoin Scanlon, David Ireland, John McIntyre, Paddy Flood, Noel Gorman, Michael McGrath.Burt: Paul Burns, Tom Doherty, Martin McGrath, Gareth Quinn, Kyle McGrath, Ciaran Dowds, Johnny Downey, Stephen Gillespie, Pádraig Doherty, Christopher McDermott (0-1), Enda McDermott, Ronan McDermott (0-4 frees), Conor McLaughlin, Johnny McGrath, Micky McCann (1-0). Subs: Kevin Boyce (48 mins), Gavin McGrath, Barry Gallagher, Seán Murphy.“Conor O’Donnell and Colm Flood (St. Eunan’s) contest possession with Christopher McDermott (Burt)”Sean McVeigh breaks through the Burt defence under pressure from Ronan McDermottHURLING: ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF BURT IN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: August 17th, 2014 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:BURTdonegalHURLINGSenior championshipSt Eunans