Rochelle Bryan pledges to remain at Barbican

first_imgAfter representing three clubs in 15 years in the nation’s Women’s League football, Rochelle ‘Chunky’ Bryan has fallen in love with Barbican FC. She now has no intention of parting ways with the St Andrew-based club.In her second season at Barbican, Bryan was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the just concluded 2015 season. She won the MVP trophy and $25,000 cash incentive at the recent Sherwin- Williams/JFF awards ceremony.Bryan missed the function due to illness, but was naturally happy on hearing the good news. She was a key member of the team which won the league and knockout double. Playing in an attacking midfield role, Bryan netted seven times, including two hat-tricks.”I felt really great when I heard the news as it was my first MVP award in the league after so many years,” Bryan told The Gleaner.”Well, I have been playing in the league since 2000 and won back-to-back titles with my first club, Portmore Strikers, in 2000-01. And, this year I won my fourth title with Barbican,” she disclosed.”It is really a very nice feeling to win such an award. I just gave it my all and it paid dividends,” the 28 year-old former youth and national senior representative stated.She said Barbican are a great club and it is wonderful to be working with her teammates and coach Charles Edwards.”The coach and captain (Philisha Lewis) have been very good to me. They help to motivate the team on a whole. Barbican are like a family and we are reaping the benefits of hard work over the years,” Bryan, who also played at UWI FC two years ago, said.”I intend to remain at Barbican as long as I am healthy and can give my all to the team. The key at Barbican is discipline and the training is very hard. But we are going for it again as we have not lost a game since 2011,” she said.Bryan, who started in the local club league at age 13, has been affected by knee and back injuries during her career.She last played for Jamaica women’s senior team last year, but was not included recently. However, Bryan says whenever she is called, “I am always ready to represent my country.”Right now, we need a lot more help in order to develop the football here. The JFF also needs to do a lot more for women’s football. There is a lot of talent out there, but they need proper guidance,” the veteran footballer shared.last_img read more

Red Sox celebrate World Series triumph with parade

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Fans cheer the Boston Red Sox passing by in duckboats during a parade to celebrate the team’s World Series championship over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox players and supporters celebrated the Major League Baseball team’s victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series with a victory parade Wednesday along city streets.A day-long celebration of the Red Sox’s fourth championship in the past 15 seasons — after having not won the crown since 1918 until the recent run — began with a rally inside Fenway Park, the oldest major league stadium built in 1912.ADVERTISEMENT Son double sends Tottenham to English League Cup quarters Players rode on duck boats, Boston’s famed vehicles that serve as cars or boats, and displayed the championship trophy as they rode down the city streets, fans cheering and singing with delight.“It’s a dream come true for me and I’m so thankful to be here right now,” said Boston’s Steve Pearce, the World Series Most Valuable Player. “It still feels so weird to hear that, World Series MVP.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPearce recalled pitcher Chris Sale and manager Alex Cora gathering the team together when they faced adversity to help revive their momentum on the path to the crown, beating the Dodgers four games to one in the best-of-seven World Series despite losing the longest game in Series history after 18 innings.“When our backs were against the wall, we banded together and we got it done,” Pearce said. “We figured it out and everything suddenly got going for us. Everybody responded. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “It was what we needed. We came out the next day and responded. That’s what it was all about.”Signs in the crowd along the streets and in the ballpark included “LA: Lost Again” and “Alexa, Play New York, New York,” the theme song of the arch-rival Yankees, whom the Red Sox vanquished in their first playoff series despite a home loss in game two of the best-of-five matchup.“We lost game two to the Yankees. Everybody here was so scared,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “Then we scored 16 at Yankee Stadium. Suck on it.”Price staying in BostonThe Red Sox received good news for next year’s title defense as they seek back-to-back crowns for the first time since 1915 and 1916 as pitcher David Price said he will remain with the club for the final four seasons of his contract, refusing an opt-out clause he had through Wednesday in his seven-year, $217 million deal.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Yeah, I’m opting in. I’m not going anywhere,” Price said. “I want to win here. We did that this year, and I want to do it again. There wasn’t any reconsideration on my part ever. I came here to win. We did that this year and that was very special. Now we want to do it again.”Price went winless in his first 11 career playoff starts, then pitched the Red Sox to victory in the clinching game over Houston in the American League Championship Series and starred in games two and five of the World Series.“He should have been the co-MVP of the World Series,” Red Sox owner John Henry said. “I can’t imagine we would have wound up winning without David Price this year.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Celtics hand Bucks first loss of NBA season

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward watches his three-pointer during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Boston, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Los Angeles — The Boston Celtics drained a franchise record 24 three pointers en route to knocking off the last undefeated team in the NBA on Thursday with a 117-113 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and Gordon Hayward tallied a season high 18 for the Celtics, who snapped the Bucks seven-game win streak to start the season.ADVERTISEMENT Fans roared when Cora led the players out of the tunnel continuing a celebration that started Sunday with a series-clinching victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.Elsewhere, Joel Embiid had 41 points and 13 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers improved to 5-0 at home with a 122-113 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.“It’s great,” Embiid said. “It’s just about being aggressive and staying within the concepts of the system.”Embiid now has six games with a least 30 points and 10 rebounds.Australia’s Ben Simmons added 14 points and 11 assists and Markelle Fultz provided a spark late in the third quarter and finished with 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists.“He’s tough, he’s skilled, he can shoot, he basically can do everything,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of Embiid.Embiid scored an emphatic dunk over Boban Marjanovic with 99 seconds remaining that gave Philadelphia a 117-109 lead.“He was just dominant,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said.Lou Williams scored 26 points for the Clippers, and Danilo Gallinari had 25. Tobias Harris finished with 24 points.In Atlanta, De’Aaron Fox set career highs with 31 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds for his first career triple-double, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Atlanta Hawks 146-115 for their fifth consecutive win. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “We stayed resilient and won the game,” said Boston’s Marcus Morris, who finished with 17 points.“We knew we could take their best shot and ended up winning the game. We let ’em have it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Celtics, whose previous record for three-pointers was 19, finished one short of tying the NBA record of 25, set by the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 4.Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the lineup after missing one game and led Milwaukee with 33 points and 11 rebounds.center_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Buddy Hield scored 27 points and Nemanja Bjelica had 19 for the Kings.After leading by only five points at halftime, the Kings outscored the Hawks 46-23 in the third. Fox had 21 points in the period.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Khris Middleton and Malcom Brogdon scored 16 apiece and Eric Bledsoe had 13 points and seven assists for the Bucks.The Celtics held off the Bucks down the stretch for their fourth consecutive win. Milwaukee went on a 12-0 run to begin the final quarter and cut the Boston lead to three.Milwaukee stormed back making it 113-112 when Bledsoe made a free throw with 13 seconds left.But that was as close as the Bucks would get as the Celtics iced the victory from the foul line.There was an extended time out midway through the first quarter, when World Series winning Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora carried the championship trophy onto the basketball court.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer three wins from 100th title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Frustration creeping in on doctors, other staff

first_imgDeteriorating Diamond Diagnostic CentreHealthcare facilities across the country continue to deteriorate and many are of the view that those in authority seem unconcerned about the impact this will have on providing quality services to citizens, especially those who are not financially able to procure private medical services.President David Granger and his team in the main operating theatre of the facility on December 28, 2015This is precisely the situation at the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital, popularly known as the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, for well over two years – a situation which many described as “getting from bad to worse”.Many healthcare providers attached to the facility have complained about the unsuitable conditions under which they are expected to provide quality healthcare to citizens along the East Bank corridor.The facility, according to Doctors and other medical personnel based there, is in a deplorable state with many departments having non-functional equipment.A source said that patients have to be told daily to purchase their own medication since the facility is without any, while certain basic tests cannot be done, owing to a lack of basic medical supplies, including latex gloves.Further, the X-Ray and Ultrasound Departments are non-functional.“My issue is my colleagues and I turn up every day to work and many times the materials needed to do the work are not there,” one Doctor complained, “How is it a diagnostic centre if the tools needed to diagnose are not there?”When asked what has been management’s response to the concerns of the staff, one employee remarked, “They are always working on it”.The medical personnel said while the authorities were doing very little to rectify the situation, when things go wrong, doctors and nurses were the first to be blamed.“When things go wrong, the first persons to be blamed and place in front the heat are the healthcare providers,” a seemingly frustrated Doctor remarked.Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton could not be reached for a comment as his mobile phone was “turned off”.The facility, which opened its doors to serve the public on October 12, 2007, treated over 75,000 patients in its first year of operation, but by 2011 complaints began trickling in about the poor service being offered, causing many persons to opt for the Georgetown Public Hospital, where, despite having to wait for many hours, the quality of service was better. The institution has never recovered, but instead, the situation worsened, as there was evidence of declining physical infrastructure, shortage of medication and non-functioning equipment.When questioned about the declining state at the facility, then Health Minister , Dr Bheri Ramsarran had placed the blame on the Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Administration, which he said was responsible for maintenance of the facility.In July 2015, Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, after a visit to the facility, proposed a total overhaul.After meeting with senior staff of the facility and listening to their complaints, Dr Cummings had concluded that that was the only possible solution to the woes experienced at the medical institution, since its capacity was limited while it was required to serve a large catchment area.Then, in December 2015, President David Granger, accompanied by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Minister Norton, embarked on a ”fact finding” mission at the facility, as well as the Leonora Cottage Hospital.During the visit to Diamond, the President promised to “develop the capacity” of that facility, along with that of the Leonora Hospital, while Minister Norton had promised to address the challenges.However, to date, these challenges have not been addressed, even as more challenges have surfaced.As it relates to the shortage of medical supplies and medication, similar situations exist across the country, where most hospitals and health centres are without basic medication, like aspirin and Panadol.The decision to have each regional administration procure its own drugs and medical supplies was seen as the major reason behind the national drug shortage.At the end of December 2015, some $600 million allocated to the regions to purchase drugs and medical supplies were returned to the treasury after the regions were unable to procure these supplies.last_img read more

CJIA buys $6M in baggage carts

first_imgThe Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri (CIJA) will be adding new baggage carts for the convenience of passengers using the daily terminals in light of the high influx of tourist arriving at the main port of entry.The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in a release to the media earlier this week stated that it has procured and put into service seventy-five (75) galvanized steel baggage carts for free use by passengers in the new Arrivals Terminal.The carts, ‘Travel 300’, were procured at the cost of over $6 million from Europe’s largest manufacturers of airport luggage carts, Wanzl.Chief Executive Officer of CJIA, Ramesh Ghir, stated “We are pleased to introduce this new convenient service to our passengers.”Ghir added “These trolleys will make the arrivals process a lot smoother, which will add to an overall improved and comfortable experience at the airport. This new acquisition is of a part of a one billion 2019 capital programme aimed at improving customer service and enhancing airport operation efficiencies”, Ghir added.last_img read more

Wigan chairman handed one-week extension to respond to misconduct charge

first_img Dave Whelan The Football Association has given Wigan chairman Dave Whelan an extra week to respond to his misconduct charge, after the 78-year-old was charged with an aggravated breach of its rules.Whelan’s comments about Jewish and Chinese people were made in the aftermath of the Latics’ controversial appointment of Malky Mackay as manager.The chairman publicly apologised for the comments attributed to him in the Guardian and also suggested he may have been misquoted, yet was still charged by football’s governing body.The Wigan owner had until 6pm on Friday to respond to the charge, but the FA has now granted him a week’s extension.The FA announced on Twitter: “Following a request by Dave Whelan, The FA has granted him an extension to the date by which he had to reply to his misconduct charge for media comments. The Wigan Athletic chairman now has until 6pm on Friday 12 December 2014 to respond to the charge.” 1last_img read more

Computer Solutions helps develop new products

first_imgWHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? Friends and acquaintances asked me for many years to help them with their product ideas. Being an inventor, I had the general background to assist people to develop their ideas into workable products. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? It was a natural extension of people coming to me for help. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? There was no “concept” or formal “opening” date. This was an evolution from doing consulting work in computer and technical areas to specifically providing engineering and technical assistance to people desiring to move an idea from concept to a workable product. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? I’ve been engaging in my own patentable idea development since selling a manufacturing business in 1981. Now I have five issued patents and five more in the patent-pending stage. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? There were no startup costs specific to this business because I had, over the years, acquired all of the tools, materials, etc., necessary to do the task at hand. I already maintained an office and shop for my own product development. There was no financing per se, but any costs associated with the effort were borne out-of-pocket. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Only my wife. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? There have been no surprises and no difficulties except that sometimes people think they have the greatest idea in the world, but reality is something else. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? Around $80,000, but income is highly unpredictable. WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? This isn’t a typical business where the desire is to continually increase sales. We undertake projects based on the interest in the idea or concept and the potential income that we can derive. The primary goal is to generate sufficient income to cover not only the overhead, but provide funds for my own projects without having to self-finance them.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OWNER: George Jerome ESTABLISHED: 1999 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: One DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We provide design and development services for products, concepts and ideas. The services range from technical design, prototyping, concept design and market analysis. We also provide patent application preparation with the assistance of an outside patent attorney. This can be done at a cost far below the normal fees charged by patent law firms. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No. BUSINESS NAME: Computer Solutions BUSINESS ADDRESS: 7121 Royer Ave., West Hills, CA 91307 PHONE: (818) 999-1235 WEB SITE: george@ecoology.com last_img read more

DONEGAL’S FIRST SWALLOWS ARRIVE

first_imgIt has taken them a while but reports of Donegal’s first swallows arriving in the county are now coming in.The tiny birds have been spotted in Letterkenny, Lifford and Kilmacrennan.The birds were due to arrive a number of weeks ago but because of the cold weather, they delayed their journeys. Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland says the birds will begin to arrive in higher numbers across Donegal in the coming days.The birds will nest over the summer months in garages, barns and on gables and will leave again in September and October.HAVE YOU SPOTTED ANY SWALLOWS OR RARE BIRDS? LET US KNOW BY E-MAILING info@donegaldaily.com  DONEGAL’S FIRST SWALLOWS ARRIVE was last modified: April 16th, 2013 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:donegalswallowslast_img read more

DONEGAL COUPLE SWAP SLEIGH BELLS FOR WEDDING BELLS

first_imgNewly married couple Laura and Aodhan McNamee got an early wedding present when got their picture taken with SANTA.The couple who are both from Lifford tied the knot earlier this morning.However, en-route to their wedding reception they stopped off at The Courtyard Shopping centre after hearing a special guest was in attendance. The couple had been informed that SANTA was their and they were delighted when he agreed to pose for a series of pictures with them and their bridesmaids, groomsmen and best-man.Mulroy College Choir, Milford, were also on hand to sing congratulations to the newlyweds Laura and Aodhan.The happy couple are now off to their reception at The Silver Tassie Hotel and we hope they have a great night.All at Donegal Daily would like to wish them all the health and happiness in their future together. 🙂  DONEGAL COUPLE SWAP SLEIGH BELLS FOR WEDDING BELLS was last modified: December 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:choirFeaturesMulroynewspicturesSANTAWedding Partylast_img read more

Watford goalkeeper joins Kilmarnock on season-long loan

first_imgBachmann, a former Austria youth international, is yet to play for the Hornets since joining a year ago but has previously had spells on loan at Wrexham, Ross County and Bury.He is the fourth player brought in by manager Steve Clarke this summer, following Stuart Findlay, Mikael Ndjoli and Ross Millen through the door.“It’s a bit of a change, and I’m looking forward to starting playing,” Bachmann told the club’s official website.“It’s a bit of a difference but it looks nice and green around here and I’m sure I will settle quickly. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets targets LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January IN DEMAND LATEST TRANSFER NEWS moving on We are delighted to announce the signing of @DBachmann1 on a season-long loan deal from @WatfordFC✍️ https://t.co/BbA7OtJmDg #WeAreKillie pic.twitter.com/RZBPJdWcz1— Kilmarnock FC (@OfficialKillie) August 8, 2018“I just need to get used to the Scottish accent!“It’s very different for me, but it’s quite funny and I’m getting used to it.“I’ve enjoyed the first couple of training sessions and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.“The biggest part is to play and help the team do well and finish as high as we can this season.” RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ center_img Bachmann is yet to play for Watford 1 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Kilmarnock have secured the signing of goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann on a season-long loan.The 24-year-old has joined for the entire 2018-19 season from Watford and will compete with Jamie MacDonald for the number-one spot. LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more