Flemmings gives TG West Kgn derby!

first_imgJunior Flemmings’ 81st-minute strike saw Tivoli Gardens to a 2-1 win over rivals Boys’ Town in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) west Kingston derby at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. Miguel Ricketts fired the home team in front after 22 minutes, but Peter Keyes equalised for the ‘Red Brigade’ on 62 minutes. However, Flemmings latched on to a pass late on and hammered a low shot past Mikhail Harrison in goal. It was only Flemmings’ second west Kingston derby at senior level, but as a resident of the community, he knows all about this fixture. “Tivoli Gardens playing Boys’ Town or Arnett Gardens is always a tough one, but we really did well. We dug deep to come out with the win, so kudos to the team,” the young striker told The Gleaner. His experience from his recent call-up for the Panama and Haiti World Cup qualifiers was a great learning curve, and he was eager to show what he had learned. PLENTY LEARNT “Being around the professionals in the national team, I really learned a lot, especially from the ones overseas, and I said that I have to transfer that mental aspect to my game and my approach to life, and I am getting there. I just have to keep working hard,” he reasoned. “It is not easy to leave schoolboy football and come into the Premier League playing against bigger, stronger guys with more experience. But I came here and worked and left the rest to God, and game by game, I will continue to work hard and, hopefully, the goals will come,” he said. Tivoli went ahead when Ricketts turned his marker and fired past Harrison. Carlos Wright thought he had found the equaliser minutes later, but he was offside. However, little past the hour, Peter Keyes fired a deflected shot past Edsel Scott from a quickly taken free kick. Boys’ Town were the stronger team after that and looked more threatening, but Flemmings broke away and fired a ferocious shot past Harrison to seal the win. Meanwhile, Portmore United climbed to the top of the standings after a 3-2 win over St Catherine rivals Rivoli. Portmore now have 27 points, two more than MoBay United, who were held 0-0 by UWI. Waterhouse and Reno drew 2-2.last_img read more

IMF Boss to Meet with Legislature

first_imgThe Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms Christine Lagarde, has reportedly expressed the desire to engage the Liberia National Legislature during her two-day visit here July 16 and 17.The IMF boss’ request was conveyed to the Senate last Thursday in a letter from President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.According to President Sirleaf, Ms Lagarde will use the opportunity of her visit “to gain a deeper understanding of Liberia’s post-Ebola challenges and discuss with key stakeholders, opportunities for partnership support to Liberia. She has expressed a particular desire to engage the Legislature.”President Sirleaf reminded the lawmakers that the IMF is a key international financial institution which includes Liberia’s membership that goes back to the 1960s. It serves as a key partner to Liberia by working through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and the Central Bank of Liberia. This support, President Sirleaf noted, is largely achieved through programs that provide balance of payment support to the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL).“I should also note that the IMF provided exceptional support to Liberia during the Ebola crisis. In view of this, I ask that you honor Ms Largarde’s request by convening a joint session of the 53rd Legislature to provide her the opportunity for this engagement. The interaction, the President suggested, could be scheduled for Friday, July 17, at an hour appropriate to the Legislature.The letter was turned over to the leadership of the Senate which is expected to advise plenary thereon today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Castro appears on TV

first_imgHe has not appeared in public since. Early in the interview, Castro often trailed off midsentence, and needed some prompting by the interviewer. He had bags under his eyes, sunken cheeks and his thin gray beard looked as wispy as ever. But he appeared to get stronger and more comfortable as time passed. The video’s release came as a surprise. Cuban officials broke into regularly scheduled programming only minutes before the video was broadcast to announce that a “conversation” with Castro would be shown. They said the interview was taped Friday. Backing up the assertion, Castro mentioned recent prices of oil and the value of the euro against the dollar. He also discussed an essay he signed that was published in state media Wednesday. “Yesterday the euro was at U.S. $1.41. Oil I think about U.S. $84 a barrel,” Castro said. He also held up a copy of the new book by former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World. At one point he quoted from it, reading excerpted passages in very large type instead of using the book itself. The Cuban leader wore a red, blue and white jumpsuit with “F. Castro” in small block letters. “They criticize me” for wearing the tracksuit, Castro joked. But he said he was “not looking for anything elegant.” Castro’s condition and exact ailment are state secrets, though he wrote in one of his many essays that he had undergone multiple surgeries, at least one of which went poorly. He is recovering in an undisclosed location.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the first video of the ailing 81-year-old revolutionary seen in more than three months, a pale Castro stayed seated the entire time, spoke slowly and softly and didn’t always look the interviewer in the eye. But he appeared to be thinking clearly. The Cuban leader said he thought the Bush administration could go to war with Iran and bemoaned the high cost of the war in Iraq, but provided no new details about his health, except to say, “Well, here I am.” Mocking rumors of his death that have circulated in Miami and elsewhere in the United States, he said “they say `I was dying’ and `if I die’ and `I will die the day after tomorrow’ or something.” “Nobody knows the day they are going to die,” said Castro, who was forced to cede power to his younger brother Raul in July 2006 following emergency intestinal surgery. CUBA: In surprise, hourlong interview, leader seems healthier. By Will Weissert THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA – Fidel Castro looked alert and healthier during an hour-long interview taped and aired on Cuban television Friday, responding to rumors of his death with a defiant “here I am.” last_img

MAJELLA LEFT HEARTBROKEN AS TRAGIC FATHER DIES

first_imgMajella O’Donnell is in mourning tonight following the tragic death of her father Tom Roche.Majella, wife of singer Daniel O’Donnell, was at her father’s bedside in hospital in Tenerife.It is understood that Tom fell down stairs at his home on Sunday evening. Tests on the Co Tipperary man showed that he had suffered a brain haemorrhage.He passed away surrounded by family at 6.30pm this evening.A statement on Daniel’s website said “It is with sadness that we announce the death of Thomas Roche Daniel’s father in law. Husband of Marion, father to Michael, Josephine, Majella & Moira who passed away peacefully at 6.30pm this evening. May he rest in peace.”Daniel had cancelled all of his upcoming gigs on his British Tour after it was realised how serious Tom’s condition was. Daniel first met his future wife in Tom and wife Marion’s bar in Tenerife in 1999.Majella, who is still battling breast cancer, is said to be heartbroken by her father’s sudden passing.A friend of the businesswoman said “Majella is just heartbroken. She is so close to her mum and dad.“Tom was such a lovely man and this has just come out of the blue for Majella.“She has been so brave of late and has really met her own health worries head-on. “This has really set her back. But she is a strong woman and she will cope as best she can,” said the friend.MAJELLA LEFT HEARTBROKEN AS TRAGIC FATHER DIES was last modified: October 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:daniel o’donnellMajella O’DonnellTOM ROCHElast_img read more