Brian Cuthbert has been appointed as Cork’s new football manager. Press Association He succeeds Conor Counihan, who stepped down following the All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Dublin. Bishopstown man Cuthbert has been given a two-year term. He was a selector this season, and is a former manager of the Cork minor team.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s arrested a man who runs a day care out of his home on child porn chargers.Police say Davis Manas, 62, of Palm Beach County was caught with dozens of images of child pornography.According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, detectives from PBSO’s Special Victims Unit received information on March 25 Manas was knowingly possessing and transmitting images of child porn through the internet.Manas was arrested on Thursday for 30 counts of possession of child pornography, and is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail without bond.If you or anyone you know may have used Manas for child care services, call Detective Amy Hoffman immediately at 561-688-4057.
Guyana to play final CONCACAF Nations League game against Jamaica tomorrow in KingstonTRAYON Bobb netted a double while Callum Harriot and Matthew Briggs scored a goal each, to help Guyana to an exciting 4-2 win over Aruba in Group C of League B action in the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League (CNL) at the Leonora National Track & Field Centre last Friday. Glenbert Croes opened the scoring in the second minute of the match to put Aruba in the lead, after Guyana’s Quilon Roberts made a bad judgement call.Matthew Briggs picked up his first CNL goal off a free-kick opportunity in the seventh minute, levelling things up for the hosts.Gregor Breinburg regained the lead for Aruba from a penalty opportunity in the 22nd minute, but Guyana tied it right before the halftime break, thanks to a long-range shot from Harriott in the 44th minute.Bobb put the hosts in the lead (3-2) after slotting home his first goal of the match in the 53rd minute – his third goal of the competition – making him Guyana’s top scorer in the Nations League. Bobb completed a double to hand Guyana a 4-2 lead in the 73rd minute.Guyana remain in second place with the win and control their destiny to earn qualification to the 2021 Gold Cup qualifiers, but Golden Jaguars can no longer win the group due to Jamaica’s 2-0 win over Antigua and Barbuda on the same night.Meanwhile, Golden Jaguars arrived in Jamaica yesterday where they face the Reggae Boyz tomorrow in their final match of the CNL. Aruba will be relegated to League C due to the loss.
The Wisconsin volleyball team’s regular season success translated into several individual postseason awards, which were announced Tuesday morning.Sophomore setter Lauren Carlini was named the Big Ten Player of the Year in addition to Big Ten Setter of the Year. The Aurora, Illinois native averaged 11.45 assists per set and 0.92 kills per set. She accounted for 41 of Wisconsin’s 132 service aces on the season, while contributing on the defensive-side with 2.89 digs per set.“It was definitely an honor,” Carlini said of receiving the two distinctions.Leading the team in digs with a conference-leading 5.18 per set is junior libero Taylor Morey. In just her first season in the conference after transferring from Notre Dame, she was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year after being named Defensive Player of the Week four times throughout the season.“I’m very thankful for the award. I’m very blessed, but at the end of the day we’re working for a national championship and it’s not about the individual awards,” Morey said.Senior right-side hitter Courtney Thomas was named to the All-Big Ten team. She averaged 2.85 kills per set, and her .350 hitting percentage ranked eighth in the Big Ten. Joining Thomas on the All-Big Ten team are Carlini and Morey. Carlini was a unanimous decision by the conference’s coaches and media contingent.“Getting an award, for us, for me, I wouldn’t be able to get the award without my teammates, a great setter and everybody else behind me,” Thomas said.Head coach Kelly Sheffield was honored with the Big Ten Coach of the Year Award in just his second season in Madison. His Badgers stormed through conference play with a 19-1 record and a 28-2 regular season mark. In his time at Wisconsin, he is 56-12.“It meant my staff got a free lunch today,” Sheffield said of his award. “Took them out to lunch and that’s about it. They don’t give those things out to people that finish in last. So would you rather have it or not have it? I don’t know would you rather have success as a team? And those things usually come along with it.”Middle blockers Haleigh Nelson and Dominique Thompson received All-Big Ten honorable mentions. Nelson finished third in the conference in hitting percentage (.387) and sixth in blocks per set (1.24). Thompson finished 10th in hitting percentage (.347) and 12th in blocks (1.09).Other awards for the Badgers included senior Deme Morales, who earned one of 14 Sportsmanship Awards. Freshman Kelli Bates, who is tied for the team lead in kills per set with Ellen Chapman (2.89), was a All-Big Ten Freshman Team selection.The Badgers begin postseason play in their opening-round match of the NCAA Tournament at the UW Field House Thursday night against Western Michigan.
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The famous Ghanian undercover journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who in the recent time alleged to have exposed top referees and administrators involved in corrupt practices in football was murdered on Wednesday night in Accra, Ghana.According to the statement issued by his production company, Tiger Eye PI, he was shot three times by men on a motorbike while driving home from work.“We … are terribly devastated by this dastardly act, but remain unshaken in our resolve to make … corruption a high-risk activity in this country,” it said in a statement. Ahmed Hussein-Suale Hussein-Suale was part of a team led by well-known undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.Their crew is famous for a documentary last year that accused 77 referees and Ghana’s then football chief Kwesi Nyantakyi of taking bribes.The film prompted Ghana to dissolve its Football Association.Nyantakyi was suspended by world football’s governing body FIFA and stepped down shortly after, apologising for what he called his “indiscretion”.The killing came as a shock in Ghana, whose vibrant press enjoys relative freedom compared to many African nations.“I expect the police to bring to book, as soon as possible, the perpetrators of this heinous crime,” said President Afuko-Addo on Twitter.Ghana’s police and government officials were not immediately available for further comment.Ghana is ranked 23rd out of 180 countries in a world press freedom index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which is Africa’s highest ranking.But the killing came after a campaign of abuse against the documentary team.After its airing, government legislator Kennedy Agyapong called Hussein-Suale “dangerous”, shared photos of him and told viewers he would pay for them to “beat him”.He was not immediately available for comment on Thursday.Anas, who covers his face in public for safety reasons, posted about the death on his Facebook and Twitter feed.“Sad news, but we shall not be silenced. Rest in peace, Ahmed,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
KINGSTON COLLEGE’S head coach, Neil Harrison, is banking on top performances from his athletes in the 4×100 and 4×400 metres at this weekend’s Penn Relays in the United States. Harrison’s KC will be trying to rebound from a 30-point loss to Calabar High at the recent Boys and Girls’ Championships and with titles and bragging rights up for grabs at the prestigious relay carnival, battle lines have already been drawn. Harrison is of the view that any win over his school’s longtime rivals will be a welcome one. “We are ready … we are going after the 4x100m and the 4x400m and we are hoping that in the 4x800m we will do well,” he pointed out in a recent interview. According to Harrison, the 4x100m this year would feel special. He stressed that the double would be nice. “I won two titles with the 4x400m team, so I am pretty much interested in the 4x100m,” he continued, while adding: “Not that I am not interested in the 4x400m, but we will see how things work out.” The coach said his charges are motivated to do well. “Yes, especially coming out of last weekend’s 39.52 seconds clocking. The Penn Relays will be keenly contested, but we are optimistic. We are hoping that things will go in our favour,” added Harrison. Anchor leg runner, Shivnarine Smalling told The Gleaner after their fast time at the MVP track meet that his KC team “changed up their 4x100m running order and are confident of victory ahead of Penns”.
…says Venezuela bound to honour int’l treaty obligationsGovernment is downplaying concerns that with the recent referral of the border controversy to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Venezuela may choose not to recognise the court’s ruling.According to Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, binding international obligations compel Venezuela to accept whatever ruling comes its way. Speaking to the media on Monday, he noted that whether Venezuela chose to come to court or not, Guyana would press on for a final, legal resolution.A diplomatic three-way handshake: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, then UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President David Granger“The international community has a forum and that’s the United Nations,” Greenidge explained. “The decision has been made that the problem before us is a legal problem. Therefore, it is to be resolved by the highest court in the international arena. The arbitral award was an award handed down and signed by Venezuelans.“The boundaries were marked by Venezuelans and Britons, not by Brazilians or Germans or people from Iceland … representatives from the Venezuelan Government. This direction is to resolve an allegation that an international treaty is null and void. And it doesn’t matter who doesn’t want to support their argument. It is a legal issue.”While there are concerns that the ICJ can only offer an advisory opinion, Greenidge noted that this opinion would still carry weight. According to Greenidge, an advisory opinion solves Guyana’s problems regarding perception of Guyana’s rights and sovereignty.“The appropriate body to decide on the validity is the court. Once the court pronounces on that, it solves our problem of perception and people’s understanding of our rights and our borders and our sovereignty. It’s quite clear.”“An advisory opinion will say this treaty is still in existence. Nothing has come to displace it. That is fine. We’re not setting out in the court to get the court to go and mark boundaries. That is not the issue,” the Foreign Affairs Minister stressed, adding that “it is very comforting (to investors) because it is not for a country to decide unilaterally what its obligations are. It is not a Venezuelan law or a Guyanese law. It is an international treaty and you are obliged, under the UN framework, to honour international law. That is very comforting.”Secretary General António Guterres last week referred the border controversy to the ICJ. This is in accordance with the framework left by his predecessor, Ban Ki-moon. While the referral has been hailed by Guyana, Venezuela is another matter entirely.Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has since said publicly that his Government did not agree with the decision, and that continued negotiations would have been preferable. It is understood that now that the matter has been referred to the ICJ, this referral is not contingent on Venezuela’s agreement.In a previous statement on the matter, the Foreign Affairs Ministry had noted that this referral did not require Venezuela’s approval beyond what was allotted in the 1966 Geneva Agreement. Guyana will now have to procure international lawyers to present its case on the international front.
…up to US$2M in funding for proposalsThe Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is set to focus on firms and organisations that are looking to upgrade its business models with technologies that will contribute to the sustainable management of oceans, marine ecosystems and coastal resources.According to the Bank, up to US$2 million will be awarded to eligible companies which can demonstrate “cutting-edge technologies” during the ‘Blue Tech Challenge’ which was materialised through its Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), Natural Capital Lab, Sustainable Islands Platform, and in alliance with the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility.To qualify, entities will be considered by the IDB to implement a development project to pilot the blue economy model in one of the 14 target countries. The funding requests should be within a range of US$150,000 to US$500,000 for non-reimbursable technical assistance in the form of grants.Additionally, proposals for loans should be within a range of US$500,000 to US$2,000,000 and the proponent entity should contribute at least 50 per cent of the project budget.It is a way of fostering long-term sustainability of the ocean economy in the targeted countries which include The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.“The Sustainable Development Goals recognise the critical contribution the ocean makes to the world economy, and specifically to the development of the smallest and most vulnerable nations.”In majority of the Caribbean Island countries, almost 100 per cent of the population depend on the oceans for their basic livelihood, food security, and economic development. In contradiction to that, over-exploitation of marine ecosystems and increased pollution are causing damage to ocean ecosystems.As such, the challenge emerged as a unique opportunity to address sustainable management of oceans and marine ecosystems countries.“Since every sector of the blue economy is affected by the technological advances, it is essential to take advantage of this trend to pilot new approaches, develop new materials, and implement novel approaches that deliver pragmatic and tangible solutions for business models that, at the same time, foster the long-term sustainability of the ocean economy.”Qualifying entities will become part of the IDB Group’s network of global innovators working in the Caribbean region poised to exchange knowledge, expertise, best practices, and with ample opportunities to participate in IDBG’s related regional networking events.
The municipality of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) is moving closer towards the implementation of its building by-laws, which will regulate the construction of all buildings within the town of Linden.Linden Town Clerk Orleena Obermuller has stated that the laws have been posted for residents to peruse and make their claims and objections to the clauses before it can be sent to be approved. The move towards the implementation of the building by-laws, according to officials, will see safer monitoring of the construction of buildings within the community.“The building by-laws are there so we can regularise how the structures of buildings are done…should be done, how you manage your building waste and so on,” the Town Clerk noted.She added that it will also address the issue of illegal construction or persons who are doing construction works without the municipality’s approval as well as provide grounds for persons to be taken to court for rates and taxes.Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell said once the by-laws get on stream it will provide guidelines on how buildings should be constructed.“We were able to sit down and put it together and see how we could use it in Linden. I know Georgetown has the building by-law and some of the older municipalities. So it’s just taking it and coining it to Linden…Once that by-law is passed then, of course, we would be able to implement the laws that governs that in terms of how people are building and the haphazard ways in which they are building,” she stated.The implementation of the by-laws is expected to see the Council having a more hands-on approach on ensuring buildings are constructed according to specification. Arrindell has re-emphasised that no structure in the community should be erected without the knowledge of the Council even if it’s being constructed in residents’ backyards. She alluded that many residents are currently engaged in poultry farming in their yards without proper drainage systems in place. Even these types of construction, the Mayor noted, should be first approved by the Council so as to ascertain the best place for construction.“What the public doesn’t know is that once your building is passed here, before you go and put down your foundation, you need to notify us so we’ll be there at the initial stages to ensure that it’s built to specification. That doesn’t happen at this time so once it’s passed then we’ll be able to monitor what’s happening,” the Mayor said.The by-laws have been placed at various points across Linden for residents to peruse including the hospitals, post offices and the Linden Enterprise Network at Mackenzie. Residents are encouraged to visit the Council to make their claims and objections following perusal.