Tkatchenko corrects statements by Dei MP Nukundi

first_img“The Honourable MP has clearly been misinformed, as it is very evident that he did not see or read my statement in person,” Tkatchenko said.”There is nothing in my statement that labels all Western Highlanders, as stated by the MP.“I suggest that he go through my statement personally, and make his conclusions.”The National Government is the key stakeholder for hosting rights for the upcoming 2016 FIFA Under 20 Womens World Cup in November, and the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, and this incident has brought our credibility to host such events into question.“Everything that we have worked hard for as a Government, to bring these games to our shores, could all be thrown out the window, due to the actions of those supporters and Official.“It doesn’t matter where this official comes from, his actions are totally unacceptable and are a total disgrace,” Tkatchenko said.Picture: File photo of Minister for Sports Justin Tkatchenkolast_img read more

Vince Carter provides needed spark as Hawks beat Wizards

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Atlanta Hawks forward Vince Carter (15) reacts after he made a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Washington. The Hawks won 137-129. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — As the old man on an Atlanta squad jammed with youngsters, Vince Carter knew what challenges the longest road trip of the season would present.Now he’s the reason the Hawks are heading home on a rare high.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 The 42-year-old Carter scored 16 points in 16 minutes after halftime, helping Atlanta hold off the Washington Wizards 137-129 on Monday night to complete their seven-game trip with four wins.“We’ve never been in a situation where we’ve played two weeks. Everybody is tired,” said Carter, 12 years removed from his eighth and most recent All-Star appearance. “And we find a way to close a road trip and we didn’t lay down.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWith center John Collins exiting at halftime due to a cut on his face, Carter came on midway through the third quarter to a notable ovation from the Washington crowd and promptly hit his first three shots — including two 3-pointers.He finished 6 of 8 from the floor and 4 of 6 from beyond the arc to help the Hawks stay up by multiple possessions throughout the second half after nearly giving back a 19-point advantage in the first. MOST READ Jeff Green scored 26 points, Trevor Ariza had 25 and Jordan McRae added a season-high 20 off the bench for Washington, which has 29 games left to make up ground.“We’ve got to use these to our advantage to try to put ourselves in a position to get in the playoffs, and I think we will,” Green said.HUERTIN’ FOR HOMEIn Huerter’s second game in Washington, fewer than 10 miles from where he played college ball at Maryland, he started quickly before a crowd that included several former teammates.“Hopefully I’m going to see a couple of them,” Huerter said. “They’re having a great season. They play Wednesday. I’ll return the favor and I’ll be watching them, too.”MCRAE OF LIGHTMcRae has appeared in Washington’s last five games after making only eight appearances before that. All three of his double-digit performances have come in those five games.“I’m just going out there and playing hard,” he said. “If I see an opening, I take it.”TIP-INSHawks: Are 9-7 when grabbing at least 50 rebounds. … Collins’ double-double was his 21st of the season. … C DeWayne Dedmon fouled out with 5:30 remaining. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “He knew John was out,” said Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce, whose team was 6-19 on the road prior to this trip. “He knew we needed every boost that we could get from another guy, and he was that guy tonight. It’s just a lot of fun as a fan. I think the fans here started rooting for Vince regardless of who they were really rooting for.”Taurean Prince scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, and rookie Kevin Huerter added 19 points for the Hawks. Each hit five of Atlanta’s 20 3-pointers. Collins finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Omari Spellman had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Trae Young added 10 points and 10 assists.Nine players reached double figures for the Hawks, who outrebounded Washington 51-39 and finished 20 of 41 from behind the arc.“Our whole team (is) probably just ready to get home,” said Huerter, who hit two 3s during an early 16-2 run that put Atlanta up 28-16 late in the first quarter.Bradley Beal had 18 of his 27 points in the fourth for the Wizards, who slipped into a 10th-place tie with Orlando in the Eastern Conference playoff race, three games back of eighth-place Miami.ADVERTISEMENT With surgical precision, New England Patriots cause a whole lot of pain Wizards: Started 0 for 10 from 3-point range before Tomas Satoranksy made one with 9:18 left in the first half. They finished 12 of 38. … Beal picked up his third foul with 8:41 left in the first half and sat until the break. … Reserve F Troy Brown sat out and will miss at least one more game with an ankle injury.UP NEXTHawks: Host the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night.Wizards: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Wismar hospital targets TB sensitisation at health fair

first_imgIn honour of World TB (tuberculosis) Day 2019, which was observed on March 24, the Upper Demerara Hospital (UDH) at Wismar, Linden, on Friday hosted a sensitisation health fair aimed at raising awareness on the prevalence and treatment of the infection/disease.This year, World TB Day was observed under the theme, “It’s time for action! It’s time to end TB”.School children visiting one of the booths at the health fairThe sensitisation activity, which was hosted in the hospital’s compound, saw a number of satellite tables being set up with members of the public having access to a variety of other health services and testing including paediatric care, cervical cancer awareness (VIA and Pap smear), family health desk, antenatal clinic and a Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) information and treatment desk.The UDH is home to the Linden Chest Clinic, which is responsible for care and treatment within the region. It is on this basis that the doctor attached to the clinic, Dr Roscoe McDonald said the hospital decided to host the sensitisation health fair.He said the initiative also aimed at sensitising the community on the numerous other services offered by the hospital.“Knowing that this hospital actually hosts or resides the Linden Chest Clinic for Region 10, we wanted to do our part in terms of observing that day…We’re very happy to be able to celebrate World TB Day here…Before, the hospital was carrying a stigma attached to it because of the HIV and the TB patients that were treated, however, it has now been opened up to all the other services,” Dr McDonald said.He also shared his hope that the initiative would not only be a onetime event, noting that the hospital would like to continue sensitising members of the public.Registered Nursing Assistant attached to the Clinic, Thesia King explained that the TB information desk focused on general information, including treatment and misconceptions. She said persons visiting the booth also benefitted from TB skin testing to determine their level of exposure to tuberculosis. “We have general information about tuberculosis and it is inclusive of prevention, treatment and curability,” she said.Residents in the community, including school children, benefited from the health fair.last_img read more

Huskies Lose 5-3 to the Navigators

first_imgHuskies lose 5-3 to the Peace River Navigators.The Huskies had a great start, as they renewed an old rivalry with the Peace River Navigators; Cody Hildebrand scored the first goal of the game within the first minute of play.The navigators soon managed to tie it up, but Jon Spence got the second goal for the Huskies and by the end of the first the Huskies were looking good with a 2-1 lead.- Advertisement -However, a couple of soft goals in the second, allowed the Navs to take the lead, and seemed to take Fort St. John out of the game.  Taylor McNabb scored both of them – the first on a shot from the outside hashmarks that somehow eluded Blain.  Moments later, Blain came out of his net, to beat McNabb to a long dump-in, but misplayed the puck (actually breaking his stick on the play) and allowed McNabb to fire the puck underneath him and in as he slid back into his goal.  After 2 periods the score was now 3-2 Navigators.The Huskies were never able to recover from the 2nd period, and the Navigators widened their lead halfway through the third.  In the final minute, the pups pulled Andrew Van der Merwe (who had replaced Blain after the two McNabb goals in the second), and Cam MacKinnon managed to score with 18 seconds remaining.  But, it would be too little too late, as Peace River won the faceoff, and scored on the empty net to ice it.  Even though the Huskies lead shots on net 35-16, they weren’t able to turn chances into goals, and Navs would win it 5-3. Listen to this highlights package [asset|aid=703|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ea17d6cedc570027e1360226cfd5157c-Huskies loose 5-3 to the Navigators_1_Pub.mp3]last_img read more

Stumble at 18 doesn’t ruin Hie’s day

first_imgIt likely wasn’t the way USC men’s golfer Rory Hie expected to finish the 30th annual USC Collegiate Invitational. Hie, a Cerritos High alum, finished up the tournament with a double-bogey on the final hole. Luckily for him, he had a big enough cushion that it didn’t hurt him. Callaway Golf Invitational Long Beach State shot a 300 in the third and final round, landing the 49ers in 14th place overall in the tournament held at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Seniors Brett Lederer and Ryan Wood paced LBSU, each shooting 222 in the tournament to tie for 30th place. Softball LBCC 1, El Camino 0 Hie finished the event at 5-under-par 208 to win the individual title at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village. The Trojans finished second overall, shooting 253 as a team, 5-strokes behind first-place Stanford. center_img (8 inn.) Sarah Frudakis reached on an error in the eighth inning and later scored on a bases-loaded walk to Monique Sanchez to give the Vikings (6-7, 1-0) the win in their South Coast Conference season opener. Frudakis earned the victory in relief, allowing just one hit in six innings, while striking out three. LBCC resumes play at 3 p.m. Thursday against Mt. SAC. Baseball LBCC 24, Compton 8 Anthony Lymberopoulos enjoyed a huge day for the Vikings, going 2 for 5 including a home run and driving in six runs against the Tartars (1-21, 0-3) in South Coast Conference action. Mark Ruiz finished with three RBI, while teammates A.J. Bancroft, Chris Cordova, Daniel Prieto, Sean Plummer, Andy Beard and Curtis Thompson each drove in two runs for LBCC, which improved to 10-11 overall and 3-1 in conference. 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

The Hair Bin Community Cruiser is Back!

first_imgThe Hair Bin Community Cruiser is hitting the road for another great summer full of fun and events!  Keep an eye out for Shaun in the brightly coloured cruiser making his way around the region all summer long checking out all the events the community has to offer!  This is a great opportunity to bring more promotion and awareness to your events and organizations!  If you’re having an event or you know of one that he should be a part of, get in touch with him at, you can also give him a call at the station at 250-787-7100 or send him information by fax at 250-263-9749.   A huge thank you to all of our amazing sponsors making it all possible!  Thanks to The Hair Bin, M&M Meats, Murray GM, Home Hardware, City of Fort St. John, Totem Mall, Dairy Queen, Pricesmart, Rum Runner and Alpine.Here’s to another great summer filled with exciting events and sunshine!  If you see Shaun out on the roads, don’t forget to give him a wave!- Advertisement –last_img read more

Besiktas line up contract offer for Man United and West Ham target

first_imgBesiktas are lining up a contract offer for reported Manchester United and West Ham target Mert Gunok.The Turkish goalkeeper is out of contract at Fenerbahce this summer and has been linked with both Premier League sides in the past six months.But now reports in Turkey have suggested that Besiktas are considering a move for the 26-year-old.Gunok is currently back-up to Volkan Demirel and has made just seven league appearances this season and is set to leave in June. 1 Mert Gunok last_img

West Ham in injury crisis, says manager Slaven Bilic

first_imgWest Ham could be without three defenders for Saturday’s trip to relegation candidates Norwich City.Slaven Bilic’s side endured a gruelling 120 minutes in their FA Cup fourth-round replay victory against Liverpool on Tuesday and defensive duo Winston Reid and Joey O’Brien were forced off with hamstring injuries in the second half.Bilic also confirmed the Hammers will be without James Tomkins for five weeks as a result of the calf strain he sustained against Southampton.“We have a situation with Winston Reid and Joey O’Brien,” said Bilic.“They did their hamstrings [against Liverpool] and they will undergo scans today and then we’ll know how long it will take for them to come back. We also have Tomkins who is out for five weeks after the Southampton game.“That’s three defenders to be fair so in that department it’s not a great situation.” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic 1last_img read more


first_imgDOHERTYThe death has taken place of Gerry Doherty, 33 Saimer Drive, Ballyshannon. Late of Coolmore, Rossnowagh, Donegal. Reposing at the family residence, Coolmore, Rossnowagh, Co. Donegal. Removal tomorrow, Tuesday morning, at 10.30am for Funeral Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon at 11am. Removal on Wednesday morning, after 9.30am Mass, for Cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin.ALCORN The death has taken place in London of Emily Alcorn, formerly Gortnavern, Kerrykeel. Memorial Service in Milford Reformed Presbyterian Church tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2.30pm.LENNONThe death has taken place at Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown, of Mary Lennon, Dreenan, Ballybofey. Removal from Gibson’s Funeral Home, Broad Path, Convoy today at 8pm arriving at St Mary’s, Sessiaghoneill at 8.30pm to repose overnight. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Tuesday, at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining CemeteryCHAMBERS The death has taken place at her residence of Sarah Chambers, Monreagh, Burnfoot. Funeral from there tomorrow, Tuesday, at 10.15am, going to St Mura’s Church, Fahan for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011 was last modified: November 28th, 2011 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:2011DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR MONDAYNOVEMBER 28last_img read more


first_imgBusinesses in Donegal will get the opportunity to perform a Business Health check and determine if their enterprise is fit for the future, at a fantastic event organised as part of this year’s Enterprising Donegal Business Week.Andrew CurryThe Futures Company event will take place in An Grianan, Hotel, Burt on Thursday March 6th from 9am to 1pm and according to Andrew Curry who will deliver the programme, those who attend will learn how to re-focus on the needs of their customers.“It doesn’t matter whether you are a large multi-national or a sole trader, your customer is the key to your survival, development and growth. “Sometimes when you are consumed with everything that is involved in running a business you can lose sight of that. This event will help you re-focus on your customer and their needs,” Mr. Curry said.He added that those who attend the event in Burt will get an opportunity to look at what the needs of their customer are, and to determine if there are things they could change to acquire more customers.“As part of the morning event we will look at some of the consumer trends and how things are changing globally and those attending will get to ask questions and try to determine if they are really selling the right things to the right people.”The Thursday event will, said Mr. Curry, be one of participation, with those in attendance very much taking part in the process, asking questions and interacting with the other businesses attending. “At the end of the event, everyone will be able to take away worksheets of the morning’s learning and they will be able to bring that back to their business to look again at how they can make adjustments or improvements. They will be able to perform a business health check,” he added.The Futures Company has glowing testimonials from huge companies like Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, GlaxoSmithKline and Diageo to name but a few, but their Director Andrew Curry said the principles apply every bit as much to a small business – perhaps indeed, even more so – since the loss of even a few customers can often have a massive impact on a small business.“The event will be a great way to re-focus on who your customer actually is and hopefully everyone will go away with one or two ideas on how to improve their business and build on their customer base for the future,” he said.Of course the Futures Company event in An Grianan Hotel is just one of many lined up as part of the terrific line-up organised for the 10th annual Donegal Enterprise Week.“This year’s programme once again has a terrific range of speakers, workshops and seminars all aimed at providing opportunities for learning and networking. The ultimate objective is to help established businesses and indeed new start-ups to grow and develop, which will assist the economy of our county,” Michael Tunney, CEO of DCEB said. “The full line-up of events is available online and while all of the events are free, it is necessary to register and we’d urge people to visit to have a look at the week’s programme and to register as soon as possible,” Mr. Tunney added.He concluded: “Having teamed up with Sendmode as a partner this year, people can also receive text information and reminders about Donegal Enterprise Week if they 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.DONEGAL BUSINESSES TO GET CHANCE TO GET HEALTH CHECK-UP! was last modified: February 25th, 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:Andrew CurryDonegal Business Weeklast_img read more