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Canada’s Provincial MPP congratulates Chronicle journalist

first_imgGUYANA National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) freelance journalist, Frederick Halley, was last Friday night honoured for his more than three decades of service to the field, both in his homeland Guyana and his adopted country, Canada.At a simple ceremony held at the Windies Sports Bar & Restaurant, Scarborough, Ontario, Halley was presented with a certificate, compliments of Tracy MacCharles, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Pickering-Scarborough East.While the MPP was not on hand to present the prestigious award, the honour was done by Azeem Khan, president of the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC), the association responsible for recommending Halley for the citation.The certificate from MacCharles read: “As the Member of Provincial Parliament for Pickering-Scarborough East, I am honoured to congratulate Frederick Halley on your contributions to sports journalism on behalf of the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs.“For more than three decades, your work with the Guyana National Newspapers Limited and the Guyanese-Canadian community has brought prominence, recognition and professionalism to the sport of cricket and sports journalism.“I would like to extend my warmest congratulations on this occasion. Thank you for your ongoing significant contributions to our community.”Halley, who migrated to Canada in 2003, served as senior sports journalist at GNNL and was also the National Sports Commission (NSC) Sports Journalist of the Year in 1992. He was also the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) sports representative in Guyana.last_img read more

PMU France appoints Patrick Fontana as retail network lead

first_imgShare Patrick FontanaFrance state-owned sports betting operator Paris Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has confirmed the appointment of Patrick Fontana as its new Director of Commercial Properties.An experienced French business executive, Fontana will take over leadership and strategy of managing PMU’s network of +13,000 retail betting points across France.Furthermore, Fontana will be a key stakeholder of PMU retail projects, as the operator seeks to bridge its online and land based properties.Fontana joins PMU from European real-estate and property management group Fonica, where he served as a Senior Sales executive (2014 -2017).Taking on the PMU leadership role, Fontana has previous experience of working with government organisations and enterprises having served as Network Director for French music and publishing society SACEM (2012-2014).Fontana’s leadership role will be based out of the state-owned bookmaker’s headquarters in Paris, and will report directly to PMU governance. StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share ANJ takes charge of new French gambling era June 22, 2020 FDJ focuses on delivering ‘2020 savings plan’ as covid drains momentum July 30, 2020last_img read more

Rugby player loses testicle in game

first_imgWarrington prop forward Paul Wood lost more than a rugby match when his Wolves team went down 26-18 to Leeds in the Super League Grand Final.The long-serving Wood, who celebrates his 31st birthday on Wednesday, caught a knee in the groin early in the second half of the match at Old Traford and had to have a testicle removed after it ruptured.The father of two, who played on with the injury and made no mention of it during post-match interviews, has left hospital after undergoing surgery overnight and managed to joke about the incident on Sunday morning.He tweeted: “Ruptured my right testicle, got a knee 1 minute into the second half, had to have it removed.”This afternoon he added: “Just coming out the hospital to go home… Seriously feel like I’ve left something?”Wood’s heroism matches that shown by St Helens forward Chris Flannery, an Australian forward who played for almost a full match with a torn testicle for Sydney Roosters in 2004.last_img read more

Heisler: With all that’s going on, Lakers apparently forgot to tank

first_imgNow the Lakers must again draw a top-three pick or convey it to the 76ers (who acquired it from Phoenix) to complete the Nash trade.Worse, losing this year’s pick as opposed to next year’s unprotected one, would also cost the Lakers their No. 1 in 2019 to complete the Howard deal.If the Lakers keep this season’s pick. Orlando has to take two second-round picks.With NBA rules barring trading successive years’ No. 1 picks, the Magic agreed to take two No. 2s if the Lakers didn’t give up their pick for Nash until 2018.I know, it’s complicated. Just think of it this way:Lakers keep this year’s pick: Very good.Lakers lose this year’s pick: Awful.The difference between finishing No. 28 and No. 29 is worth almost 10 percentage points. The No. 29 team has a 55.8 percent chance of drawing a top-three pick compared to the No. 28 team’s 46.9 percent.That’s a noticeable difference to the Suns but a critical one to the Lakers.The Lakers are 10-35 since their 10-10 start but have already surpassed last season’s 17 wins, assured of beating the previous season’s 21 … so that’s enough changing of the culture for the moment.This isn’t the low point of Lakers history. That was the two seasons before this one with the team now stocked with ever-improving prospects, led by D’Angelo Russell, averaging 21.9 points and shooting 47 percent in his post-All-Star Game breakout.The Lakers, of course, are still the Lakers as far as soap opera goes, although the Fabulous Buss Boys and Girls’ Saga seems to be winding down.Happily for Jeanie, her brothers botched their attempt to unseat her or maneuver her into buying them out at their price, as they’ve fumbled everything else in their privileged lives. Their lawyer denied they wanted to oust Jeanie just because they proposed a board of directors with Jim on it instead of her, noting the boys “hoped that any issues would be handled within the family.”In other words … oops!Among the six siblings, it’s Jimmy and Johnny vs. everyone else with Janie and younger brothers Joey and Jesse backing Jeanie.“I’m really, really proud of my sister for putting her business hat on,” Janie told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “I know how hard it was. My dad’s dying wish was to leave the Lakers to all of us, and that we would all get along. He would be sickened if he saw what was going on with my older brothers.”The boys’ attempt to stack the Lakers board was laughable. Nomie Chaudhari, a business partner of Jim’s who was one of the nominees to replace Jeanie, said he hadn’t even given permission to involve him, with his lawyer announcing, “Mr. Chaudhari made it very clear that he is not, nor has he ever been, interested in participating in a family dispute.”Everyone in town, including the press, is happily beating up on Jimmy and Johnny, the royal klutzes, in the sure knowledge they won’t be involved with the Lakers much longer.For all the deserved veneration for their father as Lakers owner, it would have helped if he had guided his sons to work for a living rather than bankrolling them in playboy lifestyles like his. Jerry had been brilliant enough to make a fortune. All his sons did was inherit one.Unlike Jimmy and Johnny, Joey, who runs the D-Fenders, and Jesse, a Lakers scout, come to the office and approach their positions as jobs … however inexperienced that might leave them.Joey was thrust into the role of spokesman after the Lakers won their 2010 title in Orlando with neither Jerry nor Jim even on the trip in another zany Buss chapter.Joey announced that with 15 titles, the Lakers had just “two to go” to catch the Celtics, recalling the boast of newly-arrived Boston owner Wyc Grousbeck that “We’re 8-2” against the Lakers before the teams met in the 2008 Finals, as if he had anything to do with it.Actually, the Lakers had 16 titles (counting the five in Minneapolis) and one to go. Six years later, most of it grisly, they still have one to go.At least Lakers fans have something to root for although at the moment winning, like Jimmy and Johnny, has nothing to do with it. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers fans worried about tanking, your young team refuses to pack it in, as it showed in winning last week’s Pingpong Ball Special in Phoenix, a matchup of the NBA’s Nos. 28 and 29 teams.Actually, Lakers fans aren’t worried their team will tank. They’re worried it won’t.At No. 29, with a two-game lead over No. 28 Phoenix and a chance to make it a hard-to-surmount three games, the Lakers put it all together … for the first time in four weeks … ending their 10-game losing streak with a 122-110 romp over the Suns.What heart. What promise. What a bad time for it.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“If you’re the Lakers fan base,” said TNT’s Reggie Miller, grasping the obvious that eluded the team and the coaching staff, “you want to see these young players play hard, give a great effort but ultimately lose this season so you can retain that pick.”Oh right, that pick … the Lakers’ first-rounder that they don’t get to keep unless it’s in the top three.For other teams, a low finish decides how high they pick in in the lottery. For the Lakers, it will decide if they keep the pick and are in the lottery.If it now comes up every season, the Lakers have been looking down the barrel of a cannon with the picks they owe for the 2011 trades for Dwight Howard and Steve Nash came due.A year ago the Lakers got to keep their No. 1 if it was in the top three. They finished second-worst, drew No. 2 and selected Brandon Ingram, now considered their top prospect, frail as he looks.last_img read more

Sumner County Family Practice will be doing physicals

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Sumner County Family Practice Clinic at 507 E. 16th St. Suite 1 will be doing school and sport physicals again this year. Parents are urged to set an appointment as soon as possible, as times are filling up quickly. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

What coffee do you like? The answer reveals your personality

first_imgCoffee is likely one of the most consumed drinks in Europe and America; and though it has turn into some of the widespread habits all over the world, it has its origin in Ethiopia and the Arabian peninsula. The drink is characterised by caffeine, a compound that has results on our nervous system by doing anti-sleep actions.Consuming coffee is helpful in numerous points for well being. Not solely can you drink as much as three cups to cut back the danger of a coronary heart assault, however the scent of coffee can scale back stress. As well as, there are other ways to arrange it; alone or with milk, or accompany the bitter style of coffee with cream, cream, condensed milk or some liquor.What sort of coffee do you like? Your preferences when ordering recent coffee can say loads about you. There’s a connection between the unconscious and the kind of coffee we drink; An individual who likes capuccino can be very totally different from an individual who asks for coffee solely. Simply coffeeYou’re a pure chief, you work very arduous to realize all your targets and the folks round you are what you most respect about your self. Your personality makes you an individual who is aware of how one can do issues and that’s an inspiration to others; each at work and in personal life. As a coffee drinker solely, you benefit from the authentic style of coffee and you like issues a bit less complicated. CappuccinoIf your precedence when consuming coffee is the ‘Cappuccino’, you are a really subtle particular person. Your sense of fashion could be very polished and you are delicate to the issues round you. In contrast to a few of your mates or colleagues, you are usually not the kind of one that makes jokes. You’re a inventive particular person and a very good buddy by nature.FrappuccinoIf you like how the cream melts on your lips and really feel that the coffee is frozen, reveal that you are a way more adventurous particular person than lots of your mates or colleagues. You favor to be spontaneous and dwell within the second as a substitute of planning intimately each second of your life. You’re a cheerful particular person by nature, your optimistic vitality makes you welcome anyplace.Coffees Picture: GettyimagesInstantaneous coffeeIf when you get up within the morning you favor to have an immediate coffee, you are an individual who doesn’t wish to complicate your life. You favor to do issues as merely and rapidly as potential; Being so easy is usually the most effective resolution to resolve issues. You might be normally an optimistic and relaxed particular person, wanting to find what the day will maintain and face any downside with the very best face.DecaffeinatedWhereas you don’t need caffeine to make your personal, however you just like the style of coffee; What reveals your personality is that you are an orderly particular person. You wish to have all the pieces beneath management and that you don’t miss even the smallest element of your arms; encountering a scenario you didn’t count on can typically overwhelm you, however normally you know how one can overcome any impediment.Coffee with milkYou’re a one that has bother making choices. You may have a extra relaxed nature than regular, and in consequence, do not fear about analyzing every resolution. Nonetheless, if you are a Latte coffee drinker, reveal that you are a way more considerate particular person by nature; preferring to let your creativeness fly than to contemplate all of the choices in a leisurely approach. Consuming coffee is helpful in lots of points for well beingIt may be taken and ready in numerous methodsThe alternative of your favourite can reveal your idcenter_img Several types of coffee. Picture: Gettyimageslast_img read more

Mystery Shrouds Death of Indian

first_imgCHENNAI: The death of a sailor, who went missing from Liberian registered vessel MT Kingfisher, which was docked in Chennai Port, was mired in controversy as the ship was allowed to sail without any inquiry by Indian officials two days after the incident.Radhakrishnan T K, who was sailing on board MT Kingfisher, an oil tanker, went missing around 4.20 am on July 28 and his body was located at Royapuram the same evening. A First Information Report was filed by the police the next day but the crew in the ship were not questioned.The Chennai Port authorities and the Mercantile Marine Department (MMD) said they were not informed about the death when the ship departed from Chennai Port on July 30.As per the Merchant Shipping Act of 1958, Section 358, the death of any sailor should be reported. This incident is a blatant violation of Section 358, said Manoj Joy, Chaplain Sailors Society. Director General of Shipping (DGS) Deepak Shetty told Express that any death should be reported at the MMD based in Chennai and it is their duty to conduct the investigation.For his part, the recruiting agent of the ship and director of Seaarland Management Services, Mumbai, Capt Jairam, citing the rules, said that he had informed the DGS headquarters in Mumbai, and produced the letters that were duly acknowledged by the dispatch section. But why inform Mumbai when the incident happened in Chennai? Jairam claimed he went by the rule book. If the DGS, Mumbai failed to act, it is their fault, he argued. It was also learnt from the agent that the immigration department in Chennai Port, which is not tasked to conduct the inquiry, was informed by Inchcape Shipping Services based in Chennai. “The ship was docked right in front of the MMD office, yet the agent did not inform MMD,” said Joy.When Express contacted S Barik, principal officer of MMD, he said his office had not received any orders from the DGS to investigate the incident. “If the DGS asks us to conduct an enquiry, we will do so,” he said.The office of the DGS had in 2006 specified guidelines on how the enquiry should be conducted when a death is reported on a ship.“The irony is we don’t know who is responsible for letting the ship sail without conducting any enquiry over the death of the sailor,” said Joy. (Indian Express)International Transport Workers Federation inspector K Sreekumar has taken up the issue with the shipping company and MMD, and notified the ITF headquarters in London.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, January 25

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City will join a £75m race to land Paul Pogba this summer, with Juventus ready to cash in on the 21-year-old France international midfielder, who has been dubbed “the 100m euro man”. (Sunday Mirror) United could strengthen their back line with the acquisition of Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne after sending a scouting delegation to watch the right-back. (Daily Star) And the Red Devils are in a race with Tottenham for the signature of Netherlands’ youngest ever World Cup goalscorer – Memphis Depay, 20. The PSV Eindhoven winger is valued at £15m. (Sunday Express) Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is set to offer Yaya Toure an escape route away from the Etihad, with reports in Italy yesterday claiming the 31-year-old midfielder will even accept a 50% pay cut. (Sunday Mirror) Ronald Koeman is ready to go back to his old club Feyenoord to sign 20-year-old Dutch centre-halves Terence Kongolo and Sven van Beek in the summer. (Mail on Sunday) Everton have opened talks with Molde’s Norway international goalkeeper Orjan Nyland, who they have indentified as the long-term successor to Tim Howard, and could sign the 24-year-old for around £5.5m. (The Sun) Queens Park Rangers are keen to bring in former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov in the January transfer window amid rumours the 33-year-old wants a return to London from AS Monaco. (Daily Star) Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has been looking at property in London as rumours of a £9m move to Crystal Palace continue. (Sunday Express) Scotland international Darren Fletcher, 30, is set to leave Manchester United and sign for West Ham United on a three-and-a-half year deal. (Sunday Telegraph)And here are the latest transfer tales… Tottenham place massive price tag on Lloris to warn off Roma‘It would be a dream to play for Chelsea’ – Brazilian star issues come and get me plea to MourinhoI haven’t signed anything! Serbian starlet denies he has agreed Chelsea switchReports – Inter Milan launch £6m bid for Arsenal target labeled the ‘Croatian Xavi’Hands off! Hughes issues warning to clubs eyeing Stoke’s star strikerTrio set for Tottenham exit? Pochettino quizzed on January dealsArsenal target agrees to join Real Madrid, according to Cruzeiro vice-president 1last_img read more

Chelsea edge five-goal thriller over Arsenal

first_imgArsenal were level by half-time as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi netted.Yet the Gunners were left to rue wasting a host of other glorious chances before Hazard provided the inspiration in his cameo appearance to swing an enthralling encounter Chelsea’s way.Chelsea cruised to victory at Huddersfield, whilst Arsenal were outclassed by champions Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season.But given the chasm in quality between their opponents this promised to be a much truer test of where both sides stand in their bid to get back into the top four after missing out on the Champions League this season.And it didn’t disappoint as a thrilling 90 minutes gave both coaches plenty of cause for optimism, but also demonstrated defensive frailties that are likely to prevent a serious title challenge from either side.– Jorginho key –Chelsea beat City to the signing of Jorginho to reunite the Italian international with Sarri after three seasons together at Napoli and is already becoming key to Sarri’s change of system at Stamford Bridge.He opened up the Arsenal defence to open the scoring with one pass into Alonso, whose cross was turned into the bottom corner by Pedro.Despite being outplayed for most of the opening period, Arsenal could easily have scored seven times before the break but for some woeful finishing.Mesut Ozil flashed a great chance wide seconds before Chelsea’s opener and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then skied over with the goal at his mercy and the chance to level.Seconds later, Arsenal trailed 2-0 as Morata raced onto a long ball over the top and turned inside Shkodran Mustafi before firing home his first goal of the season.– Arsenal rue finishing –© AFPHit and miss: Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored but also missed a huge chance at Stamford Bridge© AFP Glyn KIRKMkhitaryan followed Aubameyang’s example by somehow also blazing over an almost identical chance from close range.The Armenian made amends to spark Arsenal’s fightback eight minutes before the break, though, with a fiercely struck low shot that had too much power for the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga.If Kepa could have been questioned for the first goal he has conceded in English football after an 80 million euro move from Athletic Bilbao, he was helpless as Arsenal equalised four minutes later when Iwobi smashed home Mkhitaryan’s cross.There was still time for Aubameyang and Iwobi to pass up another two great chances as Arsenal ended the half on top.© AFPDifference maker: Eden Hazard came off the bench to set up Chelsea’s winner© AFP Glyn KIRKBoth sides tightened up after the break as Emery introduced tough-tackling Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreria.But there were still chances at either end as Petr Cech turned Ross Barkley’s low effort behind before Aubameyang was unfortunate to be wrongly flagged offside when he did finally find the net.Sarri believes Hazard isn’t yet ready for 90 minutes after his exertions with Belgium at the World Cup.But he still proved a match winner by easing past Hector Bellerin before providing a low cross for Alonso to sweep home 10 minutes from time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Up and running: Alvaro Morata scored his first goal of the season for Chelsea© AFP Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, AUG 18 –  Eden Hazard came off the bench to provide the winner for Marcos Alonso as Chelsea edged a thrilling London derby 3-2 over Arsenal on Saturday to condemn new Arsenal boss Unai Emery to a second consecutive defeat.Contrastingly, Chelsea sit top of the embryonic Premier League table thanks to a perfect start under Maurizio Sarri, but made life difficult for themselves after racing into a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes through Pedro Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata.last_img read more


first_imgA remarkable documentary on local surfer Easkey Britton is to have its Irish premiere in Co Donegal.Easkey Britton‘Into the Sea’, a feature length documentary directed by Marion Poizeau, follows Rossnowlagh native, and pro-surfer, Easkey Britton as she introduces a new sport in rural Iran – surfing.The film follows Easkey, Iranian pro snowboarder Mona and Iranian diver Shalha, as they journey to the remote southeastern region of Iran, Baluchistan where Mona and Shalha learn to surf with Easkey. The film shows how these three young women are encouraging more people to join them and how surf is becoming accepted and practiced by the local Baluchi community.Together they are planting the seed of surfing in Iran and making history by creating the first Iranian surf club.The film has already received praise and awards at the London Surf Film Festival, Tehran Documentary Festival and the Festival Sim Awards (CA).‘Into the Sea’ will have its Irish premiere at Bundoran Cineplex this Friday, 16th January, at 8.30pm as part of the Drew University Transatlantic Connections Conference Ireland and all ticket sales are in support of Waves of Freedom. Booking is essential.  REMARKABLE SURF FILM TO HAVE ITS IRISH PREMIERE IN CO DONEGAL was last modified: January 10th, 2015 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:donegaleaskey brittonIranRossnowlaghsurferlast_img read more