SAMMY CRITICAL The meeting was also attended by current men’s T20 captain Darren Sammy, who criticised the board following the final of the T20 World Cup in India earlier this month. The WICB said that only recently, it took the decision to review all governance reports to determine if there were relevant parts that could still be implemented. The Patterson Report, authored by former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson, was produced in 2007, but its main recommendation of a Council of Stakeholders, comprising 23 members, has been ignored by the WICB. “The one recommendation that has not been favoured by the current, or the previous board, is the adding of another layer to the existing body,” the board said. “That has been the bane of contention in recent times, with a few groups calling for the dissolution of the board.” Despite the heavy criticism it received, the board maintained it had performed well. “The board, so far, has lived up to its promises, and while that is being done ‘let’s trust the process’.” ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Regional governing body, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), has once again pushed back on growing calls for its dissolution, claiming yesterday that it had “lived up to its promises” and urging the region to “trust the process”. Referring to “small groups” that were “clamouring for its dissolution”, the board, in a statement, defended its stewardship, repeating the argument that it had already implemented 90 per cent of all recommendations from the various commissioned governance reports. The fact that it had opted not to restructure along the lines suggested by the Patterson Report was not enough reason to justify dissolution, the Dave Cameron-led WICB contended. Further, the board pointed to the Under-19 team and the senior men’s and women’s Twenty20 World Cup teams and said their recent success was proof of the board’s efficiency. “In under 100 days since the start of 2016, three teams from the West Indies in two formats won three world titles,” the WICB said. “That accomplishment has come as part of the high-performance programme implemented just over two years ago. That there are small groups clamouring for the board’s dissolution is reason to ask. What more could a region want? “The acceptance of an average of 90 per cent of all the commissioned reports received have been implemented, minus adding another layer of bureaucracy cannot justify calling for the board to be dissolved. “Instead, the small groups should consider, among other things, promises made by governments to contribute to the growth of cricket by hosting matches or international series; continuing to facilitate development that aids in the growth of the sport; creating a more enabling environment for movement around the region; revitalising cricket in the schools across the region; (and) assisting in the setting up of territorial academies.” The board statement comes one day after several West Indies legends, including Sir Garry Sobers, Sir Wes Hall, Sir Vivian Richards, and Sir Andy Roberts issued a joint statement backing the CARICOM Governance Panel recommendation for the dissolution of the WICB and also calling for the immediate resignation of the board of directors. Outstanding former players Deryck Murray, Charlie Griffith, and Desmond Haynes were also among the group, which met in Grenada last week to discuss the matter. The legends also met with Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, the chairman of CARICOM’s subcommittee on cricket, who has been at forefront of the push for the WICB to be restructured.
The father of an 11-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert last week has died.Roopesh Rajkumar had been in hospital since suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound the night his daughter, Riya, was found dead in his Brampton home after she went missing on Valentine’s Day.An Amber Alert was issued after Riya’s mother had gone to police after Rajkumar allegedly failed to return the girl on time after taking her out for her birthday. She told police that she had received concerning comments from Roopesh about harming himself and his daughter.Roopesh Rajkumar, 41 and his 11-year-old daughter Riya RajkumarRajkumar was arrested by Provincial Police in a high-risk takedown some 130 kilometres away in Oro-Medonte shortly after Riya’s body was found. Peel Regional Police say his injury wasn’t discovered until he was transferred into their custody. It wasn’t until he was brought to hospital that the gunshot wound was discovered.The province’s Special Investigations Unit was contacted but declined to invoke their mandate.The news of Rajkumar’s death comes on the same day his daughter was laid to rest.About 100 mourners gathered Wednesday to listen to speeches, poems and songs as the community remembered the young girl.“My daughter Riya was taken from me too early,” Priya Ramdin, who did not attend the vigil, said in a statement read by Peel police Deputy Chief Chris McCord.“She never liked to be negative and always saw the good in every situation. If I’m ever upset, she would say ‘Mama, don’t be sad, look at the positives.”’Ramdin described her daughter as her best friend and a social butterfly who loved to spend time with her family and friends.“She was a little princess who loved dressing up, having her hair curled and done up,” Ramdin said.“She touched a lot of lives with her laughter and contagious big smile. It breaks my heart to know I will no longer be seeing that smile, hearing her voice and never having her in my arms again.” (City News) read more
…as another batch of participants awarded Some 215 youths in Guyana have so far graduated from the Public Telecommunications Ministry’s “Code Camp 2019”, as these computer coding and programming courses were held in Regions Three (Essequibo Islands- West Demerara) , Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice).This was disclosed by Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes during a simple graduation ceremony on Saturday, which saw 25 youngsters from Georgetown receiving certificates of achievements and other special awards for their participation in the six-month programme.Minister Hughes, in delivering opening remarks at the event, underscored that through the Ministry’s vision of embracing technology, this project was launched with the aim of training youths the basic skills in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).“At the Ministry of Public Telecommunications and the Government itself, realised that in Guyana, we need to embrace technology more… so we’ve started this exacted plan and an important element of that plan is ensuring that we train our young people to be able to use technology….by the end of this afternoon, we would’ve had 215 young people that graduated just this weekend from this programme,” the Minister stated.On this note, the Minister charged the graduates to use their newly-developed skills and with further training, contribute to transforming Guyana into a more technologically advanced country.“Guyana is depending on all you young people to change this country and we have this new fabulous opportunity. Our vision is that we would be able to provide better services to the people and citizens of Guyana using technology. Young people that have the skills have a tremendous opportunity to provide services; you are naturally equipped, you young people understand the technology,” she asserted.During the six-month period, the participants were exposed to writing code, as well as the introductory steps to computer programming, web design and some robotics. Coding is the introduction to writing and creating websites, ICT apps, and designing video games among others.These coding camps are designed to expose and introduce young people to the world of technology, and cater for participants between the ages of 10 and 16 years. read more
The Monday Night Recreational Mixed League finals were won by Sterling Middleton, who defeated Pam Murray in six ends by a score of 9-2.There were four Tuesday Night Ladies League winners, with Diana Hodson winning the Macenna Staffing Services A division, while Trudy Mitchell took first in the M&M Meat Shops B division.The Murray GM C division was won by Kristen Bayette, and the Alaska Hi-Way AutoGlass D division was taken down by Jeannie Whitford-Bonin.- Advertisement -The busy week doesn’t stop there for the Fort St. John Curling Club, as Wednesday, March 21, the Club will host its Men’s League finals, and Thursday, the Mixed League finals will take to the ice.For more information on the Fort St. John Curling Club, visit the Club’s official website.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – The City Council on Tuesday appointed Councilman Dave Weaver, a civil engineer, as the city’s new mayor. Weaver, who pledged to work closely with his colleagues, will serve one year at the post, which rotates among council members. He will be responsible for running council meetings, and setting the agenda and the tone for the meetings. “We’re here to serve all of the residents of this community and the businesses,” said Weaver, after the council voted 5-0 to appoint him to the job during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. “It’s important we work together and communicate.” Weaver said his new responsibilities will take up much of his time, so he announced that he would resign from his post as a Bob Hope Airport Authority commissioner. Weaver succeeds Rafi Manoukian as mayor. Manoukian, a business consultant, said he was honored to serve as mayor. “My goal from the beginning was to be more accessible to the community and open up more channels of communication,” said Manoukian, who began his council term in 1999 and previously served as mayor in 2002-2003. During his term, Manoukian held his “Coffee with Rafi” meetings twice a month at the Glendale Farmers Market and in Montrose to solicit input from the public about community concerns. He said he plans to continue holding his coffee klatches. email@example.com (818) 546-3306 read more
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The published study, reported earlier this year in Europe, estimated that 84 percent of women given Femara versus 81 percent of those on tamoxifen would be alive without any signs of cancer five years after starting treatment. The estimates were based on roughly two years of information on relapses among the 8,000 women in the study, done by researchers in the United States, Europe and Australia. It was financed by Femara’s maker, Novartis. Many of the researchers own stock in or are consultants for Novartis or companies with rival drugs. Several other studies have shown Femara or Arimidex to be better either as initial treatment or after a couple years of tamoxifen. “These trials, with close to 30,000 participants, consistently demonstrate that treatment with an aromatase inhibitor alone or after tamoxifen treatment is beneficial,” Dr. Sandra Swain of the National Cancer Institute wrote in an editorial in the journal. The challenge now is figuring out how long women should take these drugs, which drug is best, and whether switching drugs at some point is helpful, she wrote. Tamoxifen remains the top choice for women who get breast cancer before menopause because aromatase inhibitors aren’t thought to be effective then. Aromatase inhibitors do not raise the risk of blood clots or endometrial cancer as tamoxifen does, but they do increase the chances of bone problems such as osteoporosis. Women are often advised to take supplements or other medications to maintain bone density. A third aromatase inhibitor, Pfizer Inc.’s Aromasin, also has shown promise for preventing recurrence when given after several years of tamoxifen. But it has not yet been tested against tamoxifen as initial therapy the way Femara and AstraZeneca PLC’s Arimidex have been. Each year, about 800,000 women around the world are diagnosed with early breast cancer and about three-fourths are of the type that might benefit from these drugs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Women now have another drug they can take to prevent breast cancer from returning after surgery to remove a tumor. The federal Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new use for Femara, a medication already licensed for treating advanced breast cancer. It now can be given as initial therapy to women past menopause who have early breast cancer, the agency said. In today’s New England Journal of Medicine, a study reports that Femara was more effective at preventing recurrences than the current gold standard, tamoxifen. Femara and Arimidex, a similar drug already licensed for early breast cancer, are aromatase inhibitors, which block production of estrogen, a hormone that fuels the growth of most tumors that develop after menopause. Tamoxifen works differently, by blunting the ability of estrogen to enter cells. read more
Donegal Daily have selected their Donegal SFC Team of the year following the conclusion of this year’s championship. Ran off over an intense six-week period, it was St Eunan’s who eventually emerged as champions.Maxi Curran’s side were dismissed as contenders before the start of the championship, but they proved their doubters wrong. They defeated local rivals and reigning champions Glenswilly last Sunday to take the Dr Maguire Cup back to Letterkenny.It was a very difficult team to select, but not surprisingly the team has been dominated by players from both St Eunan’s and Glenswilly.No.1 Gerard McGrenra (Glenswilly)McGrenra was expected to be a bit-part player for Gary McDaid’s Glenswilly side this year, but an injury to first-choice goalkeeper Phillip O’Donnell resulted in McGrenra playing a pivotal role. The towering McGrenra stepped up to the plate for Glenswilly and conceded only ONE goal in six Donegal SFC matches.That goal coming from Martin McElhinney in their final group game against St Michael’s.McGrenra’s performances were excellent throughout the Donegal SFC and is deserving of being named in the team-of-the-year.Honourable mentions to Marc Anthony McGinley (St Michael’s) and Sean Daffan (St Eunan’s)N0.2 Conor Parke (St Eunan’s) The young defender was absolutely outstanding for St Eunan’s throughout this year’s Donegal SFC.His energy and late runs from deep were a constant menace for opposition defences, while he also proved to be equally competent in his defensive duties.A player with a really bright future ahead of him, and don’t be surprised if he’s part of Rory Gallagher’s plans for Donegal in the forthcoming season.No.3 Eamonn Ward (Glenswilly) The teak tough full-back is a no-nonsense operator and again this year was a pivotal performer for Glenswilly.There’s not many players that get the better of Ward, and he has proven to be one of the most consistent Glenswilly players over recent years.Predominantly known for his defensive abilities, Ward showed he’s no novice in front of the posts either.His late point against Naomh Conaill was the point that sealed their passage to the final, and he showed great composure to tap over when some might have went for goal.N0.4 Brian McDaid (Glenswilly) McDaid is a solid competitor that forwards rarely get the better off, and he enjoyed a fine championship for Glenswilly.Known affectionately by team-mates as ‘Shorty’ the veteran rolled back the years with a series of consistent and typically solid displays.McDaid also caught the eye with his regular surges up the pitch, he was composed on the ball and used possession very effectively for Glenswilly.Honourable mentions to James Henry Alcorn (St Michael’s) Conor Morrison (St Eunan’s) Sean Hensey (St Eunan’s)N0.5 Andrew Kelly (St Michael’s) Andrew Kelly was an outstanding performer for Tony Wilkinson’s side throughout the championship.Kelly scored 1-2 from play in their narrow semi-final defeat to St Eunan’s.He was also had excellent performances in the quarter-final victory over Dungloe and against Kilcar in the group stages.St Michael’s adopted a defensive set-up throughout the championship, and it was the regular late runs of Kelly up their right-hand side that was proved to be prominent feature in their play.His ability to break at speed from defence into attack made him a key player for St Michael’s, and his quality on the ball made him a hugely effective player for Tony Wilkinson’s side.No.6 Eamon Doherty (St Eunan’s) Eamon Doherty made a number of cameo appearances during Jim McGuinness’s tenure as Donegal manager, but judging by his performances in this year’s championship he could be destined for a bigger role under new manager Rory Gallagher.Doherty played at No.6 throughout the championship and was an integral player for Maxi Curran’s side.His discipline in the tackle and his effective and economic use of possession were features of his play that caught the eye.Doherty brought a physical presence to a relatively light St Eunan’s defence, and his quality and experience led them over the line against Glenswilly on Sunday.Doherty was narrowly pipped to the man-of-the-match award by veteran John Haran.No.7 Dara Mulgrew (St Eunan’s) Mulgrew has enjoyed an excellent season, but his goal against St Michael’s in the semi-final stands out as a turning point in St Eunan’s championshipSt Eunan’s found themselves four points down early in the second-half and desperately needed a goal.Up stepped Mulgrew to bury a fantastic goal past Marc Anthony McGinley, and that goal was the crucial score that breathed new life back into St Eunan’s at that stage in the match.They eventually won by 1 point, but that goal was seen as the major turning point in the match.Mulgrew was quality throughout the Donegal SFC, and had an excellent final on Sunday.Honourable mentions to Michael Gallagher (St Michael’s) Leon Kelly (Glenswilly) Marty Boyle (Naomh Conaill)N0.8 Neil Gallagher (Glenswilly) Big Neil Gallagher carried the form he displayed all summer for Donegal into the Donegal SFC with Glenswilly.The double All-Star was probably Glenswilly’s best player in the final on Sunday, and had been outstanding throughout the entire campaign for Gary McDaid’s side.His ability to dominate that middle sector of the pitch is a vital component in Glenswilly’s success.While Gallagher had his hands full on Sunday with both John Haran and Rory Kavanagh to contend with, he was still hugely impressive.No.9 Rory Kavanagh (St Eunan’s) Kavanagh was absolutely outstanding on Sunday, he was a constant thorn in Glenswilly’s side, and they simply weren’t able to contain him throughout the match.In the semi-final against St Michael’s, his point from out near the side-line that curled over was outstanding.He was a massive score in the context of the game, and levelled the match with only a few minutes left.Kavanagh also dominated for St Eunan’s in their comfortable quarter-final win over Four Masters, and enjoyed an excellent Donegal SFC after a long, hard season with Donegal.Honourable mentions Kenneth Doherty (Ardara) Kevin Rafferty (St Eunan’s) Anthony Thompson (Naomh Conaill)No.10 Christy Toye (St Michael’s)Christy Toye missed all of 2013 for Donegal, and most of the season for his club too, after a rare illness forced him onto the side-lines.However, he was outstanding for both Donegal and St Michael’s since returning to full fitness this season.He came in for close attention against St Eunan’s in the semi-final and was double-marked throughout.But that didn’t stop Toye from having an effective impact on the game for St Michael’s.His trademark gallops up the pitch are almost impossible to stop, and St Eunan’s struggled to contain him, as did Dungloe in the quarter-final.Toye is one of a golden generation of players for St Michael’s who have so far failed to land a Donegal SFC title..Toye will be hoping he can go one better next year as St Michael’s attempt to win that elusive first Donegal SFC title.No.11 Conall Dunne (St Eunan’s) Dunne scored five points in Sunday’s final and has been a crucial player all year for Maxi Curran’s team.The former Donegal star was immense in Sunday’s final and his five scores were ultimately the difference between the sides.He was also excellent against St Michael’s in the semi-final and has enjoyed a fine championship campaign.His experience and quality, and accuracy for dead balls ensure he’s one of the most important players for St Eunan’s and they’ll need him in top form for this weekend’s Ulster SFC clash with Roslea.No.12 Sean McVeigh (St Eunan’s) The dual star has really caught people’s attention during this season’s championship with a number of eye-catching displays.McVeigh’s direct running, strength and quality on the ball really stood out for St Eunan’s and made him a key player for Maxi Curran.He was consistently excellent throughout this year’s Donegal SFC, and again performed brilliantly in their final victory over Glenswilly on Sunday.Honourable mentions Ciaran Gallagher (St Michael’s) Gary McFadden (Glenswilly) Rory Carr (St Eunan’s)No.13 Dermot Molloy (Naomh Conaill) Dermot Molloy was in fantastic form for Paddy Campbell’s side throughout their run to this year’s semi-final.They narrowly lost out to Glenswilly, but Molloy kicked four superb points that day to keep Naomh Conaill in touch.His performances in the two games over Ardara were critical to Naomh Conaill’s success and for his consistent contribution he earns a spot on the team.No.14 Michael Murphy (Glenswilly) While Murphy never caught fire in the final, he still scored some great points and showed glimpses of sheer class.Murphy scored the vital goal against St Michael’s to ensure they advanced from the group stages in the championship.Was involved in eight of their ten scores in their semi-final win over Naomh Conaill, which included a number of outrageous points from placed balls.His importance to both club and county is immense, and he is a wonderful player and leader for both sides.No.15 Conor Gibbons (St Eunan’s) Gibbons scored the winning point against St Michael’s in the semi-final and was a constant menace to defences throughout their championship campaign.He scored two beautiful points from play in the Donegal SFC final last Sunday, and those scores came at crucial points in the match.He was excellent right through their entire campaign and deserves earns his place on the team.Gibbons will be a key man for Maxi Curran as they attempt to overcome Roslea in the Ulster SFC this Sunday.Honourable mentions to Colm McFadden (St Michael’s) John Haran (St Eunan’s) Daire McDaid (Termon)DONEGAL DAILY’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM OF THE YEAR UNVEILED was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens 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Tags: Janet MbabaziKevin AwinoUganda Lady Cricket Cranes The Lady Cricket Cranes will take part in the T20 World cup qualifiers starting this weekend (Phot by Agencies)The Uganda Lady Cricket Cranes left the country on Monday evening for the European city of Amsterdam.There, they will be based for the next two weeks as they compete with seven other nations for a shot at the T20 World Cup this November in West Indies.The side led by Kevin Awino will be representing the African region and will face other regional winners PNG (Pacific Asia), Thailand (Asia), UAE (Middle East), Scotland (Europe), hosts Netherlands and two test playing nations in Bangladesh and Ireland.The technical team made one change from the side that emerged victorious in the African Championships that were held in Namibia with Prico Nakitende coming in for Naomi Kayondo who couldn’t travel because of studies.In Namibia, the Lady Cricket Cranes upset favorites Zimbabwe in at the African show-piece to earn their spot in Amsterdam and this will be the first time for the side to play in a major ICC event.The games will be played on a T20 format and since the changes made by ICC, all games will have full ICC status.The Ugandans will kick off their campaign on July 7th with a game against Scotland.The side is led by Kevin Awino and assisted by Janet Mbabazi.Uganda’s Fixtures at the T20 World cup qualifiers: -7th July: Scotland vs. Uganda-8th July: Uganda vs. Thailand-10th July: Uganda vs. Ireland-12th July: Semifinal-14th July: FinalComments read more
7 March 2014Chief Electoral Officer Mosotho Moepya has certified South Africa’s voters’ roll, setting the stage for 25.3-million (25 390 150) voters to cast their ballots in the country’s national and provincial elections on 7 May, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced on Thursday.This is 2.2-million more voters (a 9.5% increase) than were on the voters’ roll for the 2009 national and provincial elections, and 7.2-million (a 39.72% increase) more than were on the voters’ roll when it was established for the first time for South Africa’s 1999 elections.According to the IEC, the voters’ roll reflects a total of 80.80% of registered voters when compared against the country’s estimated voting age population. In comparison, registration levels stood at 80% in 1999, 84.6% in 2004 and 84.07% in 2009.An analysis of the voters’ roll shows that South Africa is still a relatively young population, with 49.57% of registered voters under 40 years old. The biggest segment of voters is those aged 30-39 (6.18-million), followed by 20- to 29-year-olds (5.7-million) and 40- to 49-year-olds (5-million).Women make up 54.9% of the voters’ roll, outnumbering men (45.1%) by 13.94-million to 11.45-million.“Gauteng province has the highest number of voters with just over 6-million, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 5.1-million, the Eastern Cape with 3.24-million and the Western Cape with 2.9-million,” the IEC said. Between them, these four provinces make up almost 68% of South Africa’s voters.A glance at the changing pattern of the voters’ roll over the years shows a continuing migration of South Africans from rural areas to the country’s major centres.“The biggest increase in voter numbers over the past 15 years has come in the provinces of Gauteng (up 1.9-million), KwaZulu-Natal (up 1.67-million) and Western Cape (up 1-million),” the IEC said. The smallest increase came from North West province, which has grown by just 141 677 voters since 1999.The certified voters’ roll is available for inspection at all IEC offices around the country. Voters can check their registration details by SMSing their ID number to 32810 (at a cost of R1).SAinfo reporter read more