Whoever thought Ghanaian Fetish Priest Kwaku Bonsam was a mad man when he credited a Ronaldo injury to the powers of his Ghanaian god must be amuzed with the latest news coming out of Brazil.Just after Priest Bonsam took credit for Ronaldo’s injury, the Portuguese recovered enough to even score his country’s second goal in their 2-1 victory against the Black Stars.But then it is interesting that wherever Africans are resided, whether in the jungles of South America or the Amazon of Brazil, the distance hardly matters. In African communities, many of the diseases that Western medicine has cured are still attributed to witchcraft on the part of relatives.The latest information from Brazil is that as Germany prepares to take on host, Brazil in their semi-final match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a local voodoo priest, Helio Sillman, has announced he has been working to curse the Germans so that his country, Brazil can xxzxzqwin the encounter today in Belo Horizonte.Sillman, according to a report by the AFP is against one of the leading scorers on the German team. AFP also reported that Sillman has performed his ritual before every game that Brazil has played so far.”I’ll take their top player and bind his legs so he can’t run on the pitch,” said Sillman, referring to the voodoo doll of an undisclosed German player that will be cursed in a ceremony before the game.In his shop ‘World of Orixas’ in the northern neighborhood of Madureira, Sillman carries out a ritual before each Selecao game.Using a small football pitch-shaped box as his alter, he puts inside lit candles in the colors of the opposing team and the voodoo doll of their most important player.Interestingly, it is worth noting that Sillman’s work didn’t protect Neymar from suffering a back injury against Colombia.Additionally, Sillman’s target in the Colombia game, James Rodriguez, scored a goal and was one of the game’s key players in the World Cup quarter-final, even if Brazil managed to pull off the victory.The other semi-final match is tomorrow between Netherlands and Argentina in Sao Paolo at Arena de Sao Paolo. The two losers will clash on July 12 in Brasília at the Estado Nacional before the winners will clash on July 13 in Brasilia at the Maracana Stadium.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,Since Tuesday was Diwali and a national holiday, there was no statutory meeting of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). I have made two calls to the Chairman; one Monday and another earlier Tuesday, to impress upon him the need for a meeting of the full Commission in view of the fact that D-day is just concluded, and the main elections are to take place next Monday, November 12, 2018.On Monday, the Chairman agreed to address his mind to the issue and Tuesday he also agreed to ‘see what the others think’ about my suggestion that Thursday at 13:00h (1 pm) would be a good time for the meeting. I am still waiting for any notice of any meeting.But folks, perhaps you are now wondering why I am writing this even though there was no meeting. Well, I have seen and read a very interesting letter published in a section of the media on Tuesday November 6, 2018, written by my fellow GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander.This follows one written on a much earlier date by Commissioner Desmond Trotman, whose letter I decided to ignore because it was so racially charged and sychophantic of the Chairman. I thought that Trotman’s whole letter should be instructive to the Ethnic Relations Commission in their investigation of the hiring practices at GECOM, so I prefer not to challenge Trotman’s assertions about which manager at GECOM is Indian and which is not.Now, here is Vincent Alexander, who seems to be accusing me of my most noteworthy ‘omission of the most important issue that was interrogated/discussed at the meeting’ in my last letter and then asserting that I omitted to mention the matter because ‘suffice it to say that the officer responsible for that matter is kith and kin to her and has been openly favoured by her in past events’!!!Vincent Alexander’s letter accuses me of being unethical and suggests that my weekly reports on the GECOM statutory meetings ‘may well put Commissioners and staff in harm’s way of overzealous political activists’!! What absolute nonsense. Now he is feeling threatened by my factual reporting of the GECOM meetings? Come on Vincent, don’t you think your comment is a wee bit farfetched? And then you suggest that ‘given the nature of GECOM’s undertakings’ my reports ‘may discredit and undermine the work of the organisation’? Really?For too long Commissioner Alexander, throughout your 11 years at GECOM and perhaps even before then, to the regular citizen of Guyana, GECOM seemed to have been run like a secret society and from your comments you seem to want it to go on being some sort of Lodge, but it is my view that since the work of GECOM affects the life and well-being of every single citizen, then people have a need to know. When I was appointed Commissioner of GECOM in September 2015, I took an oath to “execute the functions of that office without fear or favour, affection or ill will’ and I have faithfully kept that oath.One of the first observations I made was that GECOM is the most distrusted organisation in Guyana and since then I have come to realise that the people had good reason for that distrust. I have made a conscious effort to try to gain the trust of the electorate of Guyana. I have tried speaking openly at meetings asking for information to be shared with stakeholders. I have tried to speaking at press briefings and press conferences, addressing issues which needed to be exposed, but there are persons like Vincent Alexander and Desmond Trotman among others who think that GECOM’s work is somehow secret and must be kept from the public at all costs. I beg to differ. GECOM’s decisions and activities affect all Guyanese and there can be no secrets.I reserve the right to account to the people of Guyana, whom I serve at all times, and no one, not Vincent Alexander, not Desmond Trotman, no one, will guilt trip me, coerce me, or otherwise stop me from telling the people of Guyana what they need to know. I write as I see things and others can write too if they have the capacity or wish to do so. I have never been anything but ethical. I do not misreport.I write on issues which I think should be reported and if I omit to report on any matter which was discussed, it is because I think it is of no moment Commissioner Alexander, and I assure you Sir, that my ‘kith and kin’ are those related to me by blood and close ties, and none of them is employed at GECOM. I challenge anyone to identify my lineage, much less try to accuse me of shielding officers of GECOM who are my ‘kith and kin’, a term of art in the Guyanese context, which has always been used to identify those who belong to the same racial group.Until after the next statutory meeting folks. And yes, I do intend to continue reporting to the people of Guyana to whom I have a fiduciary duty.Sincerely,Bibi Safora ShadickCommissioner – GECOM
Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine and city Councillors at Monday’s statutory meetingThe operations of the City Engineers Department came under scrutiny during Monday’s statutory meeting after Georgetown Mayor, Ubraj Narine voiced concerns about the slow pace of work and the absence of key staffers in the field.Mayor Narine expressed disappointment at the lack of work completed in recent times, accusing the City Engineer Department of “sleeping”.These problems arose primarily with the building inspectors and their absence to assess structures within the confines of the city. The Mayor further mentioned that a majority of the issues brought to his attention relate to the City Engineer Department and instructed the Head of the Department to provide details on the last encounter with persons under his supervision.“I’m mentioning it again that the City Engineer need not to be there sitting in the office but being in the fields sometimes and having meetings with building inspectors. We must get clearly what is happening…I find out from persons who are building and nobody ever said that a building inspector has visited them,” he added.He reminded employees of the Council that they were hired to do a job and stated the possibility of additional correspondents this week regarding the City Engineer Department.“I might receive three correspondents this week about the same issue. We need these building inspectors to be out there. They have a duty…You’re being employed by the Council to do a job and it must be in that manner.” This comment from the Mayor came after Councillor Hetson Botswick stated that the City Engineer has been relying on the Council to make decisions when the bylaws already dictate the course of action to be taken. He noted that this puts an additional burden on the Council, to which Narine completely agreed.During City Hall’s Commission of Inquiry in 2018, the City Engineer was subpoenaed to answer to city works which were ongoing for several months.In respect to the Kitty Market, the Commission heard that substandard materials were sourced to conduct the works which was part of the $250 million restoration exercise. Councillor Bishram Kupen submitted his statement, verifying that poor quality of wood was purchased for these works.It has been three years since US$41,000 was donated to City Hall by the US Embassy for works on the Stabroek Market Clock but the restoration process was never started.
(818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANOGA PARK – Police arrested a second young man Friday in the stabbing of a woman by her son, authorities said. Alex Torres, 19, of Canoga Park, initially told police that he was in another room playing video games when his friend, Anthony Nguyen, 18, allegedly stabbed his 46-year-old mother multiple times Tuesday morning. Torres “did assist the son during this fight with his mom and he admitted to it, so he’s going to jail also,” said LAPD Lt. Gary Hallden. Both have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to police. Police said Nguyen attacked his mother with a large knife at about 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 21000 block of Ingomar Street because she had recently ordered him to move out. “She had cuts all over, and some were defensive type of wounds where she’s trying to block the knife,” Hallden said. “She lost a lot of blood. She’s very fortunate to be alive.” During the attack, Nguyen’s sister and her boyfriend were in the backyard cleaning the pool. “When the sister discovered what had happened, (Nguyen) had already left,” Hallden said. Nguyen was arrested Tuesday at a gas station pay phone at Fallbrook Avenue and Vanowen Street in West Hills. His bail is set at $1 million. Torres’ bail will be $500,000, but could go higher, Hallden said. email@example.com
1 Wigan are closing in on a loan move for Liverpool youngster Jerome Sinclair.The 18-year-old forward made his debut for the club back when he was just 16 years and six days old.But he has not played for the first team since and is now set to leave on loan until the end of the season.Sinclair was signed from West Brom as a 14-year-old and has been likened to first-team ace Raheem Sterling.He will now look to boost his development with a spell at the DW Stadium, where he will link up with another Reds youngster, Sheyi Ojo, who moved to Malky Mackay’s side on loan in February. Jerome Sinclair
1 Football clubs pay their respects to Johan Cruyff after the Holland legend dies aged 68 Johan Cruyff has died aged 68 after losing his long battle against cancer.And the online community was filled with emotional tributes to one of football’s greatest ever players.FOOTBALLERS PAST AND PRESENT PAY TRIBUTE TO JOHAN CRUYFFHere, some of Europe’s most famous clubs also expressed their sadness at the news. Cruyff played for Barcelona, Ajax, Feyenoord and Levante in Europe, plus Washington Dipolomats and Los Angeles Aztecs in the NASL.He also managed Barca and and had a major influence on the development of Pep Guardiola as a player and in his career after he retired.THE 16 COOLEST FOOTBALLERS OF ALL TIME
Citing the recent death of 10-month-old puppy at the Carson animal shelter, the national No Kill Advocacy Center has sued Los Angeles County, alleging unlawful and abusive treatment of thousands of dogs and cats at its six shelters, officials said Friday. The lawsuit alleges that the county Department of Animal Care and Control kills thousands of healthy and treatable animals before their state-mandated holding period expires, misclassifies animals as “ill” or “injured” in order to kill them before the holding period ends, and kills lost animals without making reasonable attempts to find the animals’ owners. It also alleges that the county fails to provide adequate veterinary care, nutrition, water, shelter and exercise to animals and refuses to release animals to rescue groups. The lawsuit follows the Dec. 5 death of a puppy at the Carson shelter. Animal advocates allege that the puppy died as a result of exposure to cold weather and was found frozen to the ground. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“We’ve received ongoing complaints that Los Angeles County animal control has failed to follow California law as it relates to the care and release of dogs and cats impounded in their facilities, and specifically killing thousands of animals before their state-mandated holding period expires,” said Nathan Winograd, director of the San Clemente-based center, a national nonprofit organization. The center’s Los Angeles attorney, Sheldon Eisenberg, of Eisenberg, Raizman, Thurston & Wong, said he filed the lawsuit on behalf of the center to address “what we perceive to be the massive and systemic violations of state law that are taking place in the county shelter system.” The Department of Animal Care and Control was closed Friday and Director Marcia Mayeda could not be reached for comment. Officials in the County Counsel’s Office did not return calls for comment. James Bolden, spokesman for Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, said he couldn’t comment on the lawsuit. But he said the supervisors on Tuesday ordered Mayeda to report in January on the puppy’s death and steps to improve conditions. The supervisors recently gave Mayeda’s department $5 million for new medical treatment and surgery wards at the Lancaster, Carson and Baldwin Park shelters. Other shelters are in Agoura Hills, Castaic and Downey. “There is a lot of money going toward these shelters and she wants to make sure the money is going toward the right improvements,” Bolden said. “The problem isn’t just focused on Carson. It’s a countywide problem. She wants to make sure everybody is coming to the table to agree on what needs to be done.” The lawsuit, which was joined by Rebecca Arvizu, an animal rescuer, is based on violations of the 1998 Animal Shelter Law, which sought to reform state shelters that were unnecessarily killing animals in the face of lifesaving alternatives, Winograd said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Maybe – who knows!” Simpson – the younger sister of Jessica – is about to launch a summer tour. Ashlee Simpson is laughing off rumors that she had a nose job – but she’s not denying it either. Recent photos splashed across the Internet and in tabloids suggest the multiplatinum singer has made an alteration to her profile, removing the bump that made her nose distinctive. When asked about the speculation during a phone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Simpson giggled and said: “Everybody’s already saying it, so I just don’t talk about it. I’m like, OK, whatever. It doesn’t bother me.” But when asked whether the rumor was true, the 21-year-old singer didn’t confirm or deny it, but just giggled more. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Arsenal are moving quickly to improve their defence this summer and Freiburg’s £35million-rated defender Caglar Soyuncu is close to becoming the Gunners’ next signing.The Turk’s agent confirmed talks are progressing well between the two clubs and a deal looks increasingly likely. The 22-year-old is regarded as one of the best young defenders in the Bundesliga, having made 55 appearances since joining Freiburg in 2016.His performances have seen him linked with a move away from Germany and the Gunners’ head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, has long been an admirer.Soyuncu’s agent Mustafa Dogru told Turkish Football: “Mislintat has been keen on Caglar since he was at Borussia Dortmund.“He first scouted him back in Germany. Sven is interested in Caglar, there are concrete talks, all that remains if for a free to be agreed. We will see what happens next.”Arsenal have already added veteran right-back Stephen Lichtsteiner to their ranks after he signed from Juventus on a free transfer.The Gunners are also understood to be interested in Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira and a deal for Broussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos should be finalised soon. Soyuncu has caught the eye of the Emirates recruitment team
2 REVEALED Pochettino has been cautioned for his behaviour in Spurs’ defeat of Fulham Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Phil Brown has been cautioned twice since the new rules were introduced Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 The 46-year-old former Southampton boss is the first top flight manager to be cautioned by the FA over his touchline behaviour, though Wolves fitness coach Antonio Dias has also been reprimanded for an incident that took place in the Molineux club’s draw with Everton on the opening matchday. whoops England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Swindon manager Phil Brown is the only coach to receive two warnings to date, with a further two set to result in a touchline ban. gameday cracker predicted How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update tense Most read in Premier League silverware Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY changes Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Pochettino appeared to take umbrage at Taylor’s refusal to award a penalty for a challenge on Harry Kane by Timothy Fosu-Mensah, the Fulham defender.The official reasons for Pochettino’s warning have not been disclosed by the FA. Mauricio Pochettino has become the first Premier League manager to be warned by the Football Association since the introduction of new rules governing behaviour on the touchline.Pochettino, the Tottenham manager, received a stage-one warning for misconduct during last month’s 3-1 defeat of Fulham, report The Times, having been seen gesturing wildly at referee Anthony Taylor and his officials at the start of the half-time interval. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? latest
A huge crowd gathered in Gaoth Dobhair GAA club to welcome the Sam Maguire to the heart of the gaeltacht.The McGee brothers stopped off to see mum in Dore, before the players took Sam to the SeaView for dinner!Then it was off to the club for a very noisy reception. Were you in Gaoth Dobhair for Sam?Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org Leon Duffy holding Sam maguire cup tonight in Seaview in Gweedore. Great night, said Louise Duffy WHO’S THAT WITH BRID? SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – GAOTH DOBHAIR PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: September 27th, 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:SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – GAOTH DOBHAIR PICTURE SPECIAL
Third-year head coach Rick Fox and the Drake University football team hosted their annual preseason media day on Friday, Aug. 12 to preview the upcoming 2016 season. Fox spoke in detail about his expectations for the season for nearly 25 minutes before reporters headed to Drake Stadium to get perspective from the Bulldogs’ student-athletes.Click HERE to watch Coach Fox’s press conference Print Friendly Version
McGlynn scored 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting with 11 boards while Tremell Murphy added 11 points and a career-high 11 boards for the Bulldogs. Brady Ellingson (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) continued his torrid three-point shooting by connecting on 5-of-9 three-pointers for 15 points. Box Score (PDF) Story Links PEORIA, Ill. – Led by double-doubles from Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) and Tremell Murphy (Griffith, Ind.), the Drake University men’s basketball team handily defeated Bradley, 69-52, Wednesday evening at Carver Arena. Next Game: Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Drake stretched that lead out to 20 points in the opening minutes of the second half and built up 25 point cushion midway through the period. While Drake’s early defensive pressure may have had brief lapses and untimely offensive turnovers, the Bulldogs were able to cruise to the 17-point win. Drake took its first lead of the game six minutes into the contest at 10-9 on Garrett Sturtz’s (Newton, Iowa) first three-pointer in an MVC game followed by an Ellingson three-pointer as part of an 11-2 run that gave Drake a 13-9 lead eight minutes into the contest. That stifling defense forced Bradley’s shooters to miss 20-straight shots at one point and allowed Drake (13-5, 2-3 MVC) to roll out to a 33-15 halftime lead. Drake extended its lead to as many as 25 points in the second half to cruise to the 17-point road win. That margin was the Bulldogs’ second biggest in an MVC road win in the last decade. Box Score (HTML) Bradley (8-10, 0-5 MVC) was led by Elijah Childs’ 15 points and 13 rebounds. The Braves finished the game shooting 31.1 percent and were outrebounded by 12. That began a stretch where Drake held the Braves scoreless for nearly six minutes to extend its lead as the Braves missed 20-straight shots and were scoreless for more than eight minutes. Drake’s defense did not relent, holding Bradley scoreless for the final three minutes of the half and closing the last 13 minutes of the period on a 26-6 run to own a 33-15 half time lead. Ellingson scored nine of his points in the first half on 3-of-6 shooting from three-point range while D.J. Wilkins added seven points and finished the game with 10. Defensively, Drake teamed up to hold the Braves to 15.2 percent shooting as they converted on just five of 33 attempts. “We were able to break loose in transition and got some threes on broken floor situations with Ellingson hitting a few,” DeVries said. “I think our guys played with more confidence after that.” “I thought the first half really set the tone, defensively,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “I thought we made things tough on them and were able to get stops and get out and score in transition.” Missouri State 1/20/2019 – 3 p.m. Three days after enduring extended scoring droughts and cold shooting in a loss at UNI, Drake turned the tables on Bradley. The Bulldogs held the Braves scoreless for extended stretches in the first half and limited the Braves to just 15.2 percent shooting to open the game. “The second half, we kept them at bay,” DeVries added. “I didn’t think we defended well, but we scored enough to keep it at that 18-to-20 point mark.” The Bulldogs return to Des Moines with the road win to host Missouri State, Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Knapp Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. Print Friendly Version
ST Eunan’s U14s have been crowned County Champions this evening after a four point win over Gaoth Dobhair.The boys have won everything they have competed for this year, including the All-Ireland Feile in June.This evening at St Mary’s Convoy they took on an up-and-coming Gaoth Dobhair side. But the Letterkenny lads proved a wee bit too strong for the boys from the west, running out 1-13 to 1-09 winners on the day.GAA: ST EUNAN’S U14s CROWNED COUNTY CHAMPIONS AFTER WIN OVER GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: September 2nd, 2015 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:A Championshipcounty championsGAASt EunansU14’s
Broadband outages from Eir customers were reported across the north of the county this morning.A Donegal Daily reader says that their broadband has been down since 5pm yesterday, and remained down this morning.Three Eir vans were seen working on the road between Creeslough and Carrigart yesterday evening between 4 and 5, yet service remained down for the evening. It has also been alleged that the broadband blackout has affected local businesses’ card machines.In a statement to Donegal Daily, an Eir spokesperson has apologised for the inconvenience, and confirmed that the issue has now been fixed.The spokesperson continued: “If you still have issues with your broadband. I’d recommend contacting our technical support on 1890260260 or click here https://www.eir.ie/chatnow/ to chat with one of our agents and they will be able to troubleshoot the issue for you. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.”Broadband outages in North Donegal now repaired was last modified: September 30th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:broadbanddonegaleir