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Delapenha hailed as Ja’s greatest ever football

first_imgLloyd Lindberg ‘Lindy’ Delapenha was described as an outstanding sportsman following news of his passing yesterday morning.Delapenha, the first Jamaican footballer to play professionally in England, died at 6 a.m. at the home of his daughter Marie Claire. He was 89.Former national football striker and Allie McNab said Delapenha was by far Jamaica’s greatest footballer.”Lindy’s life was more than being a footballer. He was a sportsman and a personality,” McNab told The Gleaner yesterday.”The black people in England owe Lindy great gratitude for breaking the black barrier. He was the least paid at the time but one of the best. He received a lot of accolades. He was not only a great footballer but also cricketer and golfer and track and field athlete. He chose football over cricket as a career,” McNab added.Clyde Jureidini, general manager of Harbour View FC, also described Delapenha as a great footballer.”He broke barriers. I worked with him at JBC and he always shared his knowledge. It was a honour to know Lindy as he set standards. He will be greatly missed,” Jureidini disclosed.Minister of Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange expressed sadness at the death of the allround sports personality.”It is with deep sadness that I learnt this morning of the passing of the outstanding Jamaican sportsman Lloyd Lindberg ‘Lindy’ Delapenha,” Grange said in a release.”His exploits on the football field earned him induction into the American Black Caucus Hall of Fame. Lindy was also a fine golfer who represented Jamaica for many years in the Hoerman Cup Caribbean competition,” she added.Delapenha who attended both Munro College and Wolmer’s Boys School was an outstanding schoolboy athlete who played almost every sport.It was while serving with the British armed forces following World War II that he was spotted by an English football scout playing football for the army.This gained him a trial with Arsenal but he did not sign for the club, and in April 1948 he joined Portsmouth. It was there that he became the first Jamaican to play professional football in England.He went on to win a league championship medal with Portsmouth in 1948. In April 1950, after a successful time with Portsmouth, he went to Middlesbrough where his career took off. Lindy who was at his best on the wing or centre forward, was ‘Bo leading scorer in the 1951-52, 1953-54 and 1955-56 seasons. Overall he slammed in 93 league and FA Cup goals in 270 appearances.He moved to Mansfield Town in June 1958 where he was also a prolific scorer in his two years there before retiring from League football in 1960. He then went to non-league football for three years before moving back to Jamaica and a job as director of sports at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation.Professional football careern 1948-50 Portsmouthn 1950-58 Middlesbroughn 1958-60 Mansfield Townn 1960 Hereford Unitedn 1964 Burton Albionlast_img read more

Cartoon: April 9, 2015

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Liberia Observes International Day of Cooperatives July 1

first_imgBy Bisi KlahPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by proclamation declared Saturday, July 1, as International Day of Cooperatives to be observed throughout the country as a working holiday.She called on all Liberians as well as international organizations concerned to join the cooperative movement of Liberia through the Cooperative Development Agency (CDA) in executing appropriate programs befitting the observance of the day.Based on the principle of cooperation, cooperatives helped create new ethics and values in business and economics and are important in the world’s economic and social development, said a release from COOP. In 1895 ICA was formed, and since 1927 it observes the first Saturday of July as International Cooperative Day.In 1994 the United Nations recognized and reaffirmed that cooperatives were vital in the world’s economic, social and cultural development. However, two years earlier – on December 16, 1992 – the UN General Assembly proclaimed the first Saturday of July 1995 as the International Day of Cooperatives, marking the centenary of ICA’s establishment.She admonished the CDA to continue to play important roles in the country’s economic and social development which is vital to creating new ethics and sustaining values in business and cultural development.Cooperative enterprises are based on ethics, values, and a set of seven fundamental principles that keep people, rather than profit, at the center of their businesses.Cooperatives can be a self-help tool for people to create their own economic opportunities through the power of the collective and pull themselves out of poverty.They re-invest in communities in which they operate, securing not only the livelihoods of their members but also increasing the wealth of the community as a whole. By being sources of decent work, spaces for democracy and peace building, and an economic force (the top 300 cooperatives alone generate US$2.5 trillion in annual turnover, more than the GDP of France), cooperatives are truly a partner in transforming the world.To create awareness and share cooperative solutions for inclusive development, here, in Liberia, under the auspices of the CDA, the day’s activities will feature a Radio Talk Show.According to the CDA, the discussants, all agricultural experts with a focus on cooperative education, will delve on the topic “Inclusion” as the theme of 2017 International Cooperative Day.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Row over horse ends in shooting

first_img…1 in custodyA 43-year-old horse cart operator was on Thursday taken into Police custody after he discharged a loaded firearm at a vendor, who reportedly untied his horse at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown.According to Police information, the incident occurred at about 02:15h. Guyana Times was told that the suspect reportedly tied his horse in front of the home of vendor, Srinwell Campbell.However, the vendor untied the animal and released it. This newspaper was told that this annoyed the horse’s owner, who then armed himself with a firearm and went to Campbell’s home. The suspect then barged through the vendor’s house door and discharged several rounds in his direction.Fortunately, the vendor managed to flee unharmed. The matter was reported to the Police and the suspect was apprehended. However, while being transported to the Police station, the suspect reportedly jumped out of the moving vehicle thus resulting in him receiving injuries.As such, he was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was treated and handed over to the Police. He is expected to make his court appearance in the new week.last_img read more

49ers rout Anteaters in conference finale

first_imgSoftballLong Beach State came back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Illinois State 5-4 at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament. Bridgette Pagano (4-4) earned the win as she allowed no runs on four hits in 4 1/3 innings. Whitney Radcliff, Panita Thanatharn, and Brooke LeSage all went 2 for 3 for the 49ers. The 49ers improved their record to 5-12 overall while The 49ers will resume play at UCLA tomorrow with another match-up against Illinois State at 11:30 am, followed by a 4:30 game with Loyola-Chicago. Men’s VolleyballThe 49ers lost to visiting No. 2 UC Irvine 23-30, 30-19, 30-25, 28-30, 15-12. Long Beach State dropped to 7-9 overall, 4-8 MPSF while the Anteaters improved to 19-3 overall, 13-3 MPSF. Women’s tennisThe 49er’s claimed a 6-1 win over visiting Cal Poly. Long Beach State, who is ranked #35 in the nation, improved to 6-5 on the season and 4-1 against Big West Conference teams. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Long Beach State will face the Anteaters again next Wednesday in the first round of the Big West Tournament at 2:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center. Water PoloKim Hayes saved a penalty shot early in the fourth quarter leading Long Beach State (5-5, 1-1 MPSF) to an 8-4 victory over visiting CS Northridge (5-8, 0-4 MPSF). Hayes, who finished with nine saves, stopped a Jessica Coy shot with seven minutes left in the fourth, as the 49ers added goals by Megan Winchell at 4:52 and Marina Canetti at 1:56 to double the lead to 8-4 and cruise to their fifth victory of the season. center_img The Long Beach State women’s basketball team made a 27-11 second half run to secure the sixth seed in next week’s Big West Tournament following a 77-63 victory over host UC Irvine (6-23, 3-11 Big West) in the regular season finale for both teams. Karina Figueroa tied her career-high with 29 points on 12 of 24 shooting as the 49ers (7-22, 4-10 BW) shot 43 percent for the game and 46 percent in the second half. Kaiti O’Brien had her second-straight double-double, setting a career-high in points with 16 and adding 10 rebounds. last_img read more

A place for kids to have a ball and stay safe

first_imgRosa said what he is advocating, specifically, is simply educating the owners on how to recognize the signs of child abuse, and knowing who to call if abuse is suspected. It’s something Rosa practices in real life. As youth director at the AMF Beverly Lanes in Montebello, he keeps a close watch out for registered sex offenders, having memorized the names and faces of 86 sexual predators listed on the Megan’s Law Web site and living in Montebello. He also uses a computer printout with their photographs to help him identify them. In the past three months, Rosa said, he has identified three registered sex offenders – and promptly asked them to leave his Montebello bowling alley. “If I can keep track of 86 – I know who they are and where they live – and I’m just one person, imagine what we can do if everyone was paying attention? It takes a village, but it starts with one person,” he said. Bowling alleys are not listed among the places that registered sex offenders are prohibited from coming near – like schools or youth centers – “but it’s something he can lobby the city to change,” said Montebello Police Department Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez, who has known Rosa for years and supports his efforts. MONTEBELLO – Long gone are the days when bowling alleys were “smoke-filled dark rooms where a lot of drinking takes place,” said Jeanne Harlan of the United States Bowling Congress. “Bowling alleys aren’t what they were in the 1940s and 1950s,” she said. “They’re much more family-friendly and youth-oriented now.” That is one reason why Harlan’s group has reached out to Alfredo Rosa, 57, of Montebello. Bowling alleys are ground-zero in Rosa’s one-man campaign to keep children safe. The married father of two girls will spread that message when he attends a Bowling Congress gathering later this year in Reno, Nev. As founder of Los Angeles Bowlers Against Child Abuse in 1977, Rosa is advocating that owners of any businesses where children gather – not just bowling alleys – should be educated on how to spot registered sex offenders. “There are never enough people out there watching out for children,” Couso-Vasquez said. “I, for one, commend what he’s doing.” The Bowling Congress, which has 20 million members nationwide, also is supporting Rosa’s campaign, inviting him to speak to its National Tournament in Nevada in June, said Harlan. Rosa, who said he was victimized by child abuse himself, said he simply wants to raise awareness among bowling alley owners and others that a measure of precaution can to a long way toward protecting children. “Hey, I don’t mind if a police officer stops me and asks me if the girl with me is really my daughter – if that means he’s keeping her safe and preventing an incident,” he said. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Porn star may be homicide victim

first_imgEL DORADO, Kan. – A body found in Kansas appears to be that of a missing college student who led a secret life as an Internet porn star, police said Thursday. Authorities said the preliminary physical description of the body found about 50 miles east of El Dorado matches that of missing college student Emily Sander. Investigators refused to give details about the state of the body or how it was found. Sander’s case drew wide attention after it was revealed that she appeared nude on a popular adult Web site under the name Zoey Zane. That site was temporarily inaccessible Thursday, as were several sites that bill themselves as “fan” sites of Zane. But Police Chief Tom Boren insisted Thursday that Sander’s Internet activity had no connection to her disappearance. The rental car Mireles was driving was found abandoned Tuesday in Vernon, Texas, where he has relatives. Investigators interviewed family members and planned to bring the vehicle back to Kansas for processing.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“The issue of the Internet and the spinoff of that has been literally crippling our investigation,” Boren said. Boren said the cause of death was not yet known. An autopsy is planned. Sander, 18, was last seen leaving an El Dorado bar Friday with a man who has been the focus of a nationwide search since police found large quantities of blood in a Kansas motel room where he was staying. Prior to finding the body, investigators said they had not found a link between Sander and her activities as Zoey Zane. But publicity about her explicit photos brought a flood of tips, many of them false leads. Sander, who attended Butler Community College, left the bar with Israel Mireles, 24. Authorities are looking for him and his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend. last_img read more

LETTERKENNY CHAMBER CHIEF EXECUTIVE EASES FEARS OVER BREXIT DECISION

first_imgBUSINESS: Letterkenny Chamber Chief Executive Toni Forrester has eased fears many border businesses may hold regarding the Brexit decision last month. With growing uncertainty over the consequences of the UK’s decision to leave the EU – Forrester has told traders to remain calm. According to Forrester, despite the news of Brexit and the subsequent weakening of sterling – Letterkenny traders are keen to encourage their customers to continue shopping in Letterkenny this summer.Toni Forrester, Chief Executive, Letterkenny Chamber told Donegal Daily “The Brexit result came as a shock to everyone involved not least those campaigning for it and it was well recognised that it would have an effect on sterling” explains“However such a large drop in the currency so quickly took most by surprise.“A few weeks in and it has stabilised a little but we hope that as the UK political scene calms there might be more stability to come and a strengthening of sterling as a result. “Speaking to retailers over the past week and looking at the various car parks, reports of people “flocking” over the border are greatly exaggerated.Most shops are still in summer sale mode and goods in all sectors including grocery are still at great prices in comparison to the North.“As a border town we have always been used to the swings and roundabouts of the currency and have weathered the storm on many occasions but recently we had been enjoying a prolonged period of the exchange rate working in the favour of Letterkenny.“It is interesting to look back. It was in the summer of 2014 that we started our big pink campaign to advertise £1=€1.25.“It took a bit of time but as sterling strengthened through 2015 we started to see more customers staying here to shop and coming from Northern Ireland to Letterkenny on a more regular basis and we know that when they came they liked what was available.“This last two years has certainly given our retail trade a boost but the most important element was that local people from around the County started to spend their hard earned money in Letterkenny and we hope that our retail product in Letterkenny will encourage them to stay. “Prices across Letterkenny are very keen and the independent retailers can adjust to currency changes quickly and many have reported that they will get excellent value as they buy their Autumn and Winter stock and will pass this on to their customers.“So the value wrapped up with the convenience of coming into, parking and shopping in Letterkenny makes it still the perfect choice for your regular shopping.”“Convenience and access are some of the main determinants of town centre shopping and Letterkenny is still a town with a small city feel.“There are over 3000 low cost or FREE parking spaces all within easy access of the shopping areas. “There is still 30 minutes free parking on the main street, just park and go, no need for a ticket.“The nearby pay and display car parks offer very reasonable rates for up to 3 hours. The Retail Parks and Letterkenny Shopping Centre both offer free parking and both are within walking distance of the Main Street.“So Letterkenny is still a busy town despite the Brexit and currency changes. The value and choice is still available and we know the prices of many goods can match those across the border.”LETTERKENNY CHAMBER CHIEF EXECUTIVE EASES FEARS OVER BREXIT DECISION was last modified: July 14th, 2016 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:BrexitBusinessChief ExecutiveDecisionfearsLetterkenny Chambernewslast_img read more

Ex-Tyco CEO agrees to pay $21.2 million

first_imgNEW YORK – Former Tyco CEO L. Dennis Kozlowski agreed Friday to pay $21.2 million to settle a New York state tax case related to his grand larceny conviction for looting the company. The amount covers $3.2 million in sales taxes that Kozlowski owed on the purchase of $15 million worth of art, as well as $18 million he owes for state and city income taxes, said defense lawyer James DeVita and Assistant District Attorney Ann Donnelly. The sales tax case, which began as a criminal prosecution, preceded the investigation into thefts from Tyco which resulted in the grand larceny convictions last June of Kozlowski and former Chief Financial Officer Mark H. Swartz. The two were convicted of looting Tyco of hundreds of millions of dollars to finance lavish lifestyles that included such touches as Kozlowski’s now-infamous $6,000 shower curtain. The men are now serving prison sentences of 8 to 25 years. Swartz was ordered after trial to pay a $35 million fine and $37.6 million in restitution. Prosecutors said he has paid $25 million of the total $72.6 million. Bermuda-based Tyco, which has an operating headquarters in West Windsor, N.J., is best known for its home alarm systems. It is readying for a split by early 2007 into three separate operations: fire and security, electronics and health care. Last week, Sotheby’s auction house sold for a combined $7.9 million two paintings – a Monet and a Renoir – that once hung in a $30-odd million Manhattan apartment Kozlowski used. The money was to be put in escrow while lawyers sort out whether Tyco or Kozlowski was the owner. Morgenthau said the Kozlowski tax case was part of his ongoing investigation into whether galleries, dealers and customers had avoided paying state sales taxes. He said his office has recovered $37.5 million in taxes and fines for the state and city.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe tax deal was announced before state Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus, who presided at the trial for Kozlowski and Swartz. Both are appealing their convictions for conspiracy, grand larceny, securities fraud and falsifying business records. Obus, with the agreement of prosecution and defense lawyers, gave Kozlowski until Sept. 19 to pay the $21.2 million. “In light of the sentence the defendant is now serving and his agreement to pay $21.2 million to New York’s taxing authorities, no further purpose would be served by continuing the sales tax prosecution,” said Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. Morgenthau said the case would not be dismissed unless the money was paid. Kozlowski still owes about $70 million in fines and $97 million in restitution stemming from his grand larceny conviction. DeVita said $90 million has been raised toward those debts by selling real estate and other assets. last_img read more

Leyton Orient latest: Omer Riza reapplies for manager job following takeover

first_imgOmer Riza has reapplied for the role of first-team manager at Leyton Orient following the relegated club’s takeover.The Vanarama National League side were on Thursday sold to a business consortium headed by Nigel Travis, a lifelong fan and chief executive of the Dunkin’ Brands Group.Under previous owner Francesco Becchetti, Orient’s 112-year stay in the Football League came to an end when they finished bottom of Sky Bet League Two last season.Former Arsenal youth striker Riza took control of the first team in March but, at a Friday meeting with new director of football Martin Ling and temporarily appointed chief executive Marshall Taylor, he was not offered a position at the Matchroom Stadium.In a statement, Riza said: “I was thanked for all my hard work, and invited to reapply for one of three roles available at the club. It is my understanding these positions will be filled in the near future.”He added: “I have made the decision to reapply for the role of first-team manager. My decision is based on the support, passion and drive shown by the players, the staff and the fans.“My aim for the next season would be to incorporate senior players with the immense talent we have in our younger players, to work our way out of the National League.” 1last_img read more