VERY LOYAL FAN “Lurch is not a registered member of MBU, nor does he perform any official role for the club,” she said. “Lurch is just a very loyal fan of the club who chooses to wear his love for the club on his sleeve. So if in fact he issued threats, they should take that up with the man and not with MBU. He is really only a supporter,” she insisted. The club was also fined $100,000 for disregarding instructions on entering the field of play and $20,000 for entering the pitch area in garment or equipment bearing unauthorised slogans. They were also issued a $20,000 fine for failure to provide the team start list on match day in a set timeframe (as per event countdown) and $20,000 for failure to have the team’s change room prepared in set timeline (as per PFAJ advisory). In addition to contesting several of the fines by the PFAJ, Christie noted that MBU were yet to receive prize money for winning the 2015-16 RSPL title and warned that none of the fines should be deducted from that sum. “We have not yet gotten one red cent from the prize money we are due by virtue of winning the Premier League,” she noted. “We will hold up our end of the bargain as responsible practitioners of the beautiful game, even while we query the veracity of a few of the fines. But we hope likewise that our prize money be paid over and that none of the fines be deducted,” Christie warned. WESTERN BUREAU: Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Montego Bay United have been slapped with hefty fines amounting to $275,000 by the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ), arising from the club’s protest action leading up to the May 1 final against Portmore United. The club has accepted five of the nine charges laid against them and in return has emailed the PFAJ outlining their concerns on the matter, Sandra Christie, MBU’s operations manager told The Gleaner. “As expected, the PFAJ has made a ruling and has decided to fine us, citing nine breaches in the process. However, we at MBU, while accepting five, are certainly not accepting four others and have in turn responded by email for further dialogue on the issues,” Christie said. In a release yesterday, the PFAJ outlined the charges against the league champions, citing and fining the club $25,000 for failure to attend an official function (the RSPL press conference on April 21, 2016). They were also fined a further $25,000 for failure on the club’s part to once again attend an official function (media interview on April 28, 2016). MBU were also fined $25,000 for failure to attend the RSPL final match coordination meeting, which was held on April 29, 2016. In addition, they were fined $15,000 for reasons not acceptable by the PFAJ Operations Committee for arriving late for the final on May 1. “We are refuting some on the grounds that the PFAJ erred in their assessment. We are willing to pay the fines of five charges as laid out but not on the others because they are really outrageous,” Christie stated. “The PFAJ is within its rights to lay down fines as warranted, but a closer look at them suggests that they were not fully thought out,” she said. One such charge deemed ridiculous by Christie is the charge by the PFAJ of the club’s ‘unofficial mascot’, known as “Lurch”, for threats issued to match officials on final day. He has been suspended with immediate effect from all PFAJ-organised games and events until he appears before the PFAJ operations committee.
Tobago fisher Rennie Richardson drifted for over two days in the mighty Atlantic Ocean, travelling over 145 kilometres, ending up in Grenada.Rennie Richardson, second from left, arrives on his boatRichardson, 31, of Plymouth, a tiny fishing village, said he survived on raw fish and rain water. He was rescued by Grenadian fishermen on Tuesday after Pastor George Alexander, a Grenadian living in Tobago, contacted his relatives to help search for Richardson.On Friday, scores of Plymouth fishermen, villagers and family welcomed Richardson with cheers and applause on the very shore where he left on September 4. His journey back home was made on his pirogue aptly named Stamina.“It was bad weather conditions, so when I was trying to come back home, I couldn’t make it as smooth, because I wasn’t seeing land and then I come and run out of gas. I feel happy to come back home safe and I want to thank the Grenadian people and especially Pastor George for helping me. They helped me out a lot. I want to thank the President of the fishing organisation, Dougie, and Mr Quashie,” he said.Brimming with emotion, Richardson said he never lost hope that he would be found and used all the survival techniques he knew during the 48 hours at sea.“I had to eat raw fish to survive and I drank rain water. At a time I say to myself, ‘I had to do what the best is, to save my life’ because there wasn’t nothing I could do again, but is God. I thank God too. I feel proud as a seaman that I made it back safe,” he said.Richardson left the Plymouth beach last Sunday at around 06:00h on a fishing expedition but when he failed to return around 18:00h that same day, a search party went looking for him.He was treated at a hospital and processed by Grenadian authorities before being escorted back home by two Tobago boats led by the All Tobago Fisherfolk Association.Richardson has been fishing since age 14 and has been described as a competent fisherman. (Trinidad Guardian)
Region 9 floods…as floodwaters begin to recede…“more rainfall will raise water again” – CDCResidents of Central Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), affected for quite some time by flooding, are breathing a sigh of relief as flood waters begin to recede.Authorities, however, are still monitoring the situation, since the water level can rise again with another heavy downpour.Director of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, gave Guyana Times this explanation on Sunday: “…the water can recede today; and tomorrow, if there’s more rainfall, it could come up back again.”Meanwhile, Regional Chairman Brian Allicock told this newspaper on Sunday that the water is “going down rapidly”, and the roadways are now visible for vehicle usage.“We getting access to the villages now by roadways. We could drive…but there is still about 17 inches of water still on the road, but the vehicles are going through… We can get to St. Ignatius by roadway now, we don’t have to use boats anymore,” the Chairman stated.However, he pointed out that while the water is receding, those almost 60 residents who had to be evacuated from their homes are still not allowed to return, as the situation is still being monitored to ensure that the water will not rise again. He said intense clean-up exercises will have to be undertaken at the flooded houses, and he anticipates that evacuated residents would remain out of their homes for another week and a half.“When the water fully recedes, you (residents will) have to clean the buildings, disinfect it and all that, to ensure that it’s safe before they can go back [home]. So we have to keep them here at the shelters and provide for them,” the Regional Chairman posited.He said already there are some cleaning supplies on the ground, and more is expected during this week.Deep South still cut offSeveral parts of the Deep South Rupununi, such as Karasabai, continue to be cutFlood waters receding in Region 9off from Central Lethem. According to Chairman Allicock, a group of toshaos travelled into the area via boat, using a different route. He noted that they have not gotten any information from those areas as to whether the residents there are in need of relief items.Reports reaching this publication state that the Deep South Rupununi’s main access road en-route to Aishalton has been partly washed away. However, vehicles are presently traversing the back road through Karaudanawa to get to Aishalton, so they can access those communities.The floods in the Deep South have not only affected residents’ homes, but have destroyed their farms as well. The Regional Chairman noted that there are reports of about 20 farms being under about three to five feet of water.Toshaos have since been tasked with the responsibility of assessing and reporting to the RDC the number of farmlands that have been affected in their respective communities. Allicock noted that a high-level team, including agri-personnel are expected to visit the area soon.The flooding has resulted from several rivers, particularly the Takutu River, overtopping because of heavy rainfall in the region and over in neighbouring Brazil, which has resulted in overtopping of the Rio Brancho River.At present, 59 persons have been evacuated and placed in three shelters which were established, and they are being tended by the region with support from the CDC.The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has also been providing support through a boat shuttle service for residents from 06:00h to 18:00h every day.On Friday, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, led a team to the region to assess the situation. During that exercise, he said the current weather patterns in the region and in Brazil will see the water rising and receding at frequent intervals; but with a coordinated approach, some semblance of order can exist.Meanwhile, the CDC on Friday carried in supplies requested by the region, including water purification tablets, collapsible bottles, detergents and cleaning supplies, beddings and blankets, among other materials.
Here is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John Sunday, Dec 6, 2009 11.30 AMHuskies Fill the Bus–Fundraiser Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 – Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 Magical Christmas MarketPeace Gallery NorthMarket , Art & Culture Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 05.00 PMNorth Peace Rod & Gun Club Trophy BanquetRod & Gun ClubCommunity Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 10.00 AM – 11.00 AMDaddy and Me, Learn about Martial ArtsRed Dragon TaekwondoChildren & Family Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 10.00 AM – 05.00 PMPet Pictures with SantaTotem MallAnimals ,Fundraiser ,Celebration Friday, Dec 4, 2009 – Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 09.00 AM – 07.00 PMNLC Christmas Craft Fair & Fundraiser for SPCANorthern Lights CollegeFundraiser ,Fairs Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 08.00 PMHuskies vs North Peace NavigatorsNorth Peace ArenaSports & Fitness Sunday, Dec 6, 2009 03.00 PM – 05.00 PMChamber of Commerce Children’s Christmas PartyNorth Peace Gymnastics ClubCelebration – Advertisement – Friday, Dec 4, 2009 – Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 09.00 AM – 08.00 PMTen Thousand Villages–Market , Art & Culture Monday, Dec 7, 2009 05.00 AMGingerbread House ContestVisitor CentreChildren & Family ,Community ,Celebration Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 Nine Mile Duo Tour in FSJEgan’s PubMusic Friday, Dec 4, 2009 – Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 07.00 PMNPSS Presents: Little Women – The MusicalNorth Peace Cultural CentreCommunity ,Theatre & Performances Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Friday, Dec 4, 2009 – Sunday, Dec 6, 2009 Junior Men’s & Women’s Curling DistrictsFort St. John Curling ClubSports & Fitness
Manchester United’s Ashley Young celebrates team-mate Marouane Fellainis winning goal against Crystal Palace 1 Manchester United ended a run of three straight defeats and took a big step towards making their top four place secure as Marouane Fellaini’s late header sealed a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.Juan Mata ended the Red Devils’ three-game goal drought to put the visitors ahead with a first half penalty, after Scott Dann blatantly handled the ball in the area.But Louis van Gaal’s side lacked focus and seemed to switch off after the break, as Jason Puncheon’s deflected free-kick pulled the stubborn Eagles level.Alan Pardew has enjoyed a great deal of success against United in recent seasons, but, just as it seemed his side were closer to a winner, Louis van Gaal’s side pinched it in the final ten minutes.Julian Speroni was caught in no man’s land as a cross was whipped in, the ball drifting over the Palace goalkeeper’s head to allow Fellaini to nod into an empty net, as Pardew’s men slipped to a fourth consecutive defeat.A vital win leaves Man United seven points clear in fourth place, meaning fierce rivals Liverpool MUST beat Premier League champions Chelsea on Sunday to have any chance of catching them.United were dealt a blow before kick-off with news Angel di Maria and Robin van Persie had been ruled out of the squad with respective injury and illness.And Van Gaal’s injury woes continued in the first-half, as Luke Shaw, making his only 20th appearance since his big money move from Southampton last summer, was stretchered off after taking a elbow to the face.There was a distinct lack of creativity from both sides in the first half, with Daley Blind going closest to a goal from open play when his long-range drive was tipped onto the crossbar by Speroni.United were thoroughly on top, though, and a sustained period of early pressure bore fruit after 20 minutes when Dann was penalised for handball and Mata duly slotted in from the spot.The rest of the first period was interrupted by injury breaks, with Shaw replaced by Jonny Evans after a lengthy period of on-pitch treatment, while captain Wayne Rooney was also seen to my medical staff.The England striker’s limp remained however and, after a last-minute fitness test ahead of the start of the second half, he was deemed unable to continue, with Radamel Falcao coming on in his place.United looked a different side after the break as a number of defensive errors allowed the lively Wilfried Zaha, Jason Puncheon, Pape Souare and Yannick Bolasie to all threaten goal before the Eagles finally found an equaliser.Chris Smalling, who was given the captain’s armband following Rooney’s substitution, was penalised for wrapping both arms around Glenn Murray on the edge of the box and the centre-back was punished by Puncheon, whose curling free-kick sailed past De Gea off the head of Blind, who decided not to jump in the wall.Palace were suddenly rampant and went close to going in front when Murray rippled the side netting and James McArthur then dragged a shot wide following a breakaway, again the result of a mistake from Smalling.Veteren striker Murray went close again but was this time denied by a brilliant point-black stop from De Gea after neat one-two in the box with Dann.However, United have always found a way of getting back into games and they found the winning goal out of nothing as Speroni misjudged Ashley Young’s searching cross and Fellaini was there to head in at the back post.A late flurry of chances saw both goalkeepers make further saves, but, despite another unconvincing display, it was to be United’s day.
Bolton have confirmed the sale of their Euxton training base.The Sky Bet Championship club confirmed the news in a statement on Friday morning in which they said “another north west football club” is the buyer. That club is thought to be Wigan.The old ROF Chorley Sports Ground has been Bolton’s home for more than 15 years.The statement read: “Bolton Wanderers can announce that the club has concluded a deal to sell its Euxton training ground.“The facility will now be solely owned by Huron Properties, with another north west football club set to be based at the Euxton site from this coming summer.“In the period leading up to Easter, the Bolton Wanderers first team and backroom staff will begin a process to relocate permanently to a combination of both the club’s Lostock training ground and Macron Stadium.”Bolton are in financial difficulties with £185million worth of debt, although owner Eddie Davies is willing to write that off as part of any takeover of the club.An announcement over new owners could be made very soon, according to reports.Three separate parties are understood to be in the running to take over the cash-strapped club and BBC Radio Manchester has claimed a decision may be made before Saturday’s home league game against QPR.Billionaire investment banker Roger Tamraz has emerged as the latest party keen to take control at the Macron Stadium, while the Sports Shield consortium, fronted by former striker Dean Holdsworth, and Bolton Wanderers Supporters Trust have also held talks with the club.Bolton are scheduled to appear in the High Court again on Monday after being served with a winding-up order over an unpaid tax bill of £2.2million.The club avoided moves to have the club wound up immediately in the High Court last month when they were given a five-week extension until February 22 to find a rescue scheme.Bolton, who revealed their staff were not paid on time in January, are currently bottom of the Championship table, seven points adrift of safety. Bolton are currently bottom of the Championship 1
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Isabel Arthur pictured at her home in Feddyglass, Raphoe after being attack by burglars.A leading Garda has appealed to anyone who knows about an attack on two elderly sisters to come forward as harrowing details were heard into one of their deaths at an inquest yesterday.Donegal Coroner’s Court heard how 89-year-old Susan (Suzie) Arthur died three months after a suffering a broken hip in an aggravated burglary. Suzie, who shared the well-known home on the main Letterkennny to Lifford home with her older sister, died by misadventure, the inquest found.Ms Arthur sustained a broken hip when three men entered her home at Feddyglass, Raphoe, on July 1st, 2013.One of the men grabbed her by the arm and pushed her to the floor.The inquest found that she died as a result of a blood clot which spread to her lung from her left leg.Ms Arthur’s older sister Isabel died in March 2015 and coroner Dennis McCauley said the burglary had resulted in the deaths of two people.The Arthur sisters’ home at FeddyglassIsabel was also pushed to the floor in the attack. The men searched the house for valuables, cut the phone line and locked the two women in the house before they left.No one has ever been arrested over the aggravated burglary and Superintendent David Kelly yesterday issued a new appeal for information.Susan Arthur did return to her home after the burglary following her admission to hospital. She died in Letterkenny General Hospital on October 11th, 2013 after a period in Lifford Community Hospital.In the aftermath of the burglary Isabel was able to free herself by using a spare key. She raised the alarm by flagging down traffic on the main Lifford to Letterkenny road at around 5 p.m.Motorists stopped to give assistance to Isabel who was distressed and wearing just one shoe.Susan was found lying on the floor of the kitchen of her home. The three men broke glass in a dresser downstairs and pulled out drawers in rooms upstairs in their search for valuables.Superintendent David Kelly said the investigation has not closed. He said there are people who know who was involved and appealed to anyone who might have information to come forward.“This terrible act happened as a result of an aggravated burglary,” he said. He offered his condolences to Mr McClean. “I want to offer condolences on behalf of An Garda Siochana. Words cannot be said to express what we feel for your loss.”Joe McClean, the women’s nephew, said the two sisters were not married and had lived at the house all their lives. “The garden was their pride and joy. It was their thing in life,” he said.Mr McClean said Susan had been in good health before the burglary and had all her faculties.Isabel died on St. Patrick’s Day 2015 and Mr McClean said he believed the death of Susan contributed to her sister’s death.Dr. McCauley said the burglary was a terrible event and Susan’s death was tragic.“We have two ladies whose lives were totally turned upside down by one incident,” he said. “This is a terrible tragedy and I think it is a disgrace what happened.“The incident resulted in the death of two people and that is a terrible thing. It was callous, cruel, unlawful and it was wrong,” he said.LEADING GARDA APPEALS FOR INFORMATION ON PENSIONER’S DEATH DURING HEART-BREAKING INQUEST was last modified: June 23rd, 2016 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:donegalinquestinquest Susie ArthurISA ARTHURRaphoeRaphoem attack
Jordan Pickford has signed a new six-year contract with Everton to keep him at Goodison Park until 2024.England’s No.1 goalkeeper shone as Gareth Southgate’s side reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia this summer. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets IN DEMAND Pickford signs new six-year deal with Everton REVEALED Such heroics earned him fanfare from celebrities such as Ross Kemp, and also led to speculation Chelsea were interested in signing him.However, the newfound fame and pressure has not fazed the 24-year-old one bit.“I don’t feel any pressure from the World Cup,” he said. “I just want to become the best person as a goalkeeper I can be.“My focus is on the team here and, as a team, we want to be pushing right up the table as high as we can be. moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “There is a lot of strong competition out there but in the next year or two, if we can get into a final of a cup and perhaps win a trophy, that would be a great step forward.“I am still learning but I hope I am giving the team something, too.” 2 targets Latest Transfer News RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST LIVING THE DREAM ✍️ | @JPickford1 has signed a new six-year contract with #EFC! 🙌More ➡️ https://t.co/1d4WmLyzF0 pic.twitter.com/c2FHD00SPR— Everton (@Everton) September 26, 2018“I want to play as many games as I can for the Club, that’s my goal now.“Hopefully, I can continue to progress, become a better goalkeeper each and every day and keep that England No. 1 shirt as well. That’s another aim.“This is a great club for me and, hopefully, we can get the success for the fans to earn the right to be a legend at Everton one day, each and every one of us.”Pickford earned cult hero status for his aggressive approach in Russia, often furiously shouting at his defenders and wearing boots with the phrase ‘Get The Rave On’ stitched into them. 2 Pickford’s incredible save against Colombia helped the Three Lions reach the semi-finals The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Despite rumours of interest from several Premier League giants, the former Sunderland shot-stopper has insisted he wants to become a ‘legend’ with the Merseysiders.Speaking to the club’s official website, Pickford said: “When I made the move last year I thought Everton would be a great club to come to and the right step in my career.“Getting the opportunity to become England’s No. 1 was down to being at Everton, I believe, and being able to put in solid performances week in and week out.“Coming to Everton, a massive club with a massive history and seeing how passionate and determined the fans are, it’s inspired me to perform week in and week out and it’s moved my career on, without question.
Another raft of Community Welfare Clinics are to be closed – this time in Inishowen.Services in Fahan, Culdaff and Bree will cease from Monday 27th August.It follows the closure during the week of the St Johnston clinic. Cllr Jack Murray has expressed his outrage at the closures saying “This is another vital service to be withdrawn from rural Inishowen.“The cessation of the services in Fahan, Culdaff and Bree is a huge blow to these local communities and will also cause further strain to the remaining services in Buncrana, Moville and Malin.“The withdrawal of these services should be viewed in the wider context of recent cuts to the citizens information service in Buncrana. Our constituency office in which is a few doors down from their centre witnessed a huge rise in the number of people calling to us in the wake of cuts to their opening hours.“We now expect many more people in need to call to our doors having been abandoned by the Social Protection Minister. He added that rather than increase supports for the unprecedented number of unemployed young people in the peninsula, the Department of Social Protection is making it even more difficult for them to seek advice and get back into employment.“As there is little or no public transport in most parts of Inishowen, this decision will make it harder if not impossible for many people to avail of the service.“I will liaise with my colleague Pádraig Mac Lochlainn to do all in our power to put pressure on the Minister to abandon this destructive course of action.”INISHOWEN NOW HIT BY CLOSURE OF COMMUNITY WELFARE CLINICS was last modified: August 23rd, 2012 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:Jack Murray