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NCD Governor’s Cup underway

first_imgThe annual rugby league event was launched yesterday at the Kone Tigers Oval.There are 42 teams taking part this year in the tournament that started today and will end on December 31.Tournament Coordinator, Sengelo Skonga, said games are being played at two venues – Kone Tigers Oval (Pools A-D) and Ipi Park (Pools E-H).In the results from this morning at Ipi Park, Moutana Roosters drew with Saraga Dwellers 10-10, Freeway Bumpers def. 6 Mile Tigers 8-4, Port Moresby Muruks def. ATT 8-2, and Garden Hills Eagles def. Car Wash Blacks 14-4.K50,000 has been allocated to cover prize money for the tournament, plus operational costs, added Skonga.last_img read more

New Insurance Company to Invest US$1M Here

first_imgEquity Assurance Liberia Limited, a Nigerian-based insurance company, has pledged to invest US$1 million in Liberia. The latest investment, according to insurance experts, will help boost the country’s struggling insurance industry because of its financial strength.The Liberian insurance sector is undercapitalized and largely divided and so with the coming in of stronger foreign insurance companies, many people here believe that most of the Liberian-own insurance companies will see reasons to form merger in order to compete. The coming of Equity Assurance Company Liberia brings the number of insurance companies in the country to 19.The coming of Equity Assurance Company to Liberia was planned for many months with the direct involvement of prominent Liberians including, former Liberian Ambassador to the US, Dr. Milton Nathaniel Barnes, who now chairs the Board of the company.Officially launched on 24th Street on Tuesday, April 8, Equity Assurance is set to provide insurance coverage for fire, business interruption, motor, and accident, marine, amongst many others.Business executives including bank officials and insurance sector stakeholders as well as foreign diplomats and other guests graced the ceremony.Speaking at the program, Equity Assurance Liberia Board Chair, Dr. Milton Nathaniel Barnes reminded Liberians and the business community that the insurance entity would be aggressive in its professional approaches.Barnes assured the public that his company has the expertise to offer and render professional services in Liberia and at the regional level in West Africa.Ambassador Barnes pointed out that the business outfit would also concentrate its outreach strategies in all parts of the country in terms of coverage and settlement of claims.“We are here to stay and do business with all Liberians and the business community in the country,” he assured.He also pledged that that Equity Assurance Company Liberia would strive to make a big difference in its operations in the country.In a special statement, Nigeria envoy to Liberia Madam Chigozie F-obi Nnadozie, reminded Liberians that her Nigeria and Liberia have done a lot of professional collaborations over years.Ambassador Nnadozie urged Liberians and the business community in the country to take advantage of the new insurance company’s offers for development, growth and progress of their respective entities in Liberia.The Nigerian envoy thanked the planners and organizers of Equity Assurance Company Liberia for engaging the insurance industry in a bid to assist Liberians, foreign business entities and others in the country.For his part, the Managing Director and CEO of Equity Assurance Company Liberia Ishola Akintunde said the insurance entity was entering the market to deliver professional and reliable services to all Liberians and businesses in the country.“We have entered the insurance market to make a difference in the settlement of claims, services and business engagements that would be of immense benefits to all Liberian businesses and foreign business entities in the country,” CEO Akintunde maintained.He also admonished Liberian small business owners, private business entities and Liberians in general to take advantage of the services being offered by the newly established insurance company for development in the country.In remarks, the Director of Banking and Supervision Services at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Marcus Ogun welcomed Equity Assurance Company Liberia to the insurance industry in the country.Director Ogun also urged the managers of the newly established insurance company to offer products that would reasonably respond to the socio-economic conditions of Liberians and businesses in the country.He added that he was delighted to represent the CBL at the auspicious ceremony of the launch of the Equity Assurance Company Liberia that has entered the insurance industry at such a crucial period in post-war Liberia.Director Ogun revealed that the CBL has been working assiduously to bring the necessary reforms in the insurance industry in the country over the years. Equity Assurance has several branches in Nigeria and Ghana.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St John Huskies to play two games this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are on the road and at home this weekend as they continue to keep up their efforts to stay in the number one spot in the NWJHL standings.To kick off the weekend, the Huskies are on the road tonight, Friday, January 10, as they take on the Sexsmith Vipers.The last time the Huskies met with the Vipers was at a home game last weekend, where the Pups beat Sexsmith with a score of 2-1.- Advertisement -Currently, in the NWJHL standings, the Huskies are in first place with 21 wins, four losses, and two overtime losses, while the Vipers are in dead-last with a record of four wins, 21 losses, and two overtime losses.The Huskies vs the Vipers goes tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Sexsmith Arena.Then tomorrow, Saturday, the Huskies are home as they host the North Peace Navigators for a special Salute to Seniors fundraiser game.Advertisement The Navigators are currently in second place with a standing of 18 wins, nine losses, and one overtime loss.Puck drop for the Huskies vs the Navigators is tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

Police say Menard changed his story in family slayings
first_imgIn the backyard, police discovered Menard’s little sister, Ashley, 16, stabbed repeatedly in the back of the neck. She wore a black tank top, stretch pants and socks, a cordless phone abandoned near her feet. Minutes earlier, at 6:03 a.m., she had called 911, pleading for an operator to help. “Please, please, my parents have been shot,” she said, according to one of three detectives who testified Tuesday. Nine minutes after that call, her brother called 911 himself to report the carnage. They brought him in for questioning and several detectives, including Terence Keyzer and Michael Oppelt, interviewed Menard. Keyzer went first. “He changed his story several times,” he testified. Menard had been out with friends and his brother at a club the night before and returned home about 5 a.m. after stopping off at the International House of Pancakes, he told Keyzer. He had a few beers and maybe a mixed drink at the club and had horsed around with friends at the restaurant. When he got home, he said, he smoked several cigarettes and about an hour later walked in to find his parents’ limp bodies on the living room floor, Keyzer said. He then called 911. It was 6:12 a.m. During intense questioning, Menard’s demeanor was alternately calm, then sarcastic. He sometimes cried. The detectives pressed him on a story they said didn’t sound believable. They pointed out the blood on his shirt and the mud on his shoes and told him they thought he was lying. What about the knife, apparently from the family’s knife collection, found in the pool, they asked him. When accused of being involved in the struggle that resulted in his parents’ death, “He would just say, `I didn’t do it,”‘ Keyzer testified. During two hours of interrogation and later questioning, Menard continued to contradict himself, mentioning the gunshots and screams he said he heard as he thumbed through a book. He told the cops he locked his door, too scared to come out. When he did emerge, he said, he found his parents, but failed to mention his dead sister. When pressed about the mud on his boots – presumably from the backyard – he said he found the young woman clinging to life. He had a good relationship with his parents, he told police, but he later admitted he had stolen thousands of dollars from them and had left the house the year before for several months. At the time of his arrest, his hair was dripping wet and he wore a shirt with a blood stain on the sleeve. At the scene, detectives discovered a bag of damp clothes stained red in a bag in his room. Eventually, he told Oppelt he knew his story sounded suspicious. He switched to the version in which his father did the killing. When David Menard confronted him, Menard said he wrestled with him and put him in a head lock, Oppelt testified. His dad then grabbed him, and Brandon stabbed him. Still holding the knife, he ran out to the backyard and saw his sister on the ground. Covered in blood, he jumped in the pool, where detectives later found a 13-inch kitchen knife, believed to be one of the murder weapons. Detectives pushed him further, saying his story just didn’t add up. Menard then told Oppelt “he could have accidentally stabbed his sister.” (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FERNANDO – Brandon Menard sat in the police interrogation room face to face with detectives a few hours after his family was slaughtered inside their Northridge home. First, he said he came home from a night of partying, smoked some cigarettes outside for an hour, then went inside and found his family dead, according to detectives who testified Tuesday in his preliminary hearing. Later, he said he went inside, disrobed and read a book. A half-hour later, he heard screams and gunshots. Finally, he said he walked in on his dad standing over his mother with a knife, struggled with him and stabbed him in the process. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The detectives confronted him with the evidence: blood on his shirt, mud on his boots that likely came from the backyard where his sister was found stabbed to death, a knife in the pool. By the end of the interview, Menard was the key suspect in the triple homicide. Details of the interview emerged during the first day of a preliminary hearing in San Fernando Superior Court, which continues today. After hearing testimony, a judge will decide whether there is enough evidence to have Menard, 22, stand trial in the Aug. 4, 2006, killings. During a day of testimony in which only the prosecution called witnesses, three Los Angeles police homicide detectives recalled the horrific scene of a blood-splattered house in the 17000 block of Stare Street. Menard’s adoptive parents, David, 56, and Toni, 55, were found just inside the front door in their pajamas. Both had been stabbed in the chest several times, and David Menard had also been shot. last_img
Ranieri coy on talk of new Foxes deal: ‘I signed for three years in 2015!’

first_imgClaudio Ranieri has played down the option of signing a new deal at newly-crowned Premier League champions Leicester City.The Foxes completed an incredible first season under the Italian manager when they were confirmed as top-flight champions following Tottenham’s draw with Chelsea.Just 12 months after avoiding relegation under Nigel Pearson, the East Midlands side finished top of the pile. The 64-year-old has been linked with the post to replace Antonio Conte as Italy boss.Speaking after his side were confirmed as title-winners, Ranieri said: “I have (signed for) three years (in 2015). Why do I have to sign a new contract?”The former Chelsea boss said he is not finished yet, after months of playing down his side’s chances of winning the league.He continued: “I am very happy to win because when you start to make a manager you hope you can win some league.“I won the most important league in Europe, I think, not just Europe but the world, the Premier League.“It is a fantastic achievement, my career is fantastic but I want to achieve a little more if it is possible.” Claudio Ranieri: The Italian signed a three-year deal at Leicester in 2015 1last_img read more

Two Donegal stores are victorious at ‘Business Oscars’

first_imgTwo popular Donegal stores scooped top awards at the ‘Oscars of Business Excellence’ on Friday night in Dublin.Tobin’s SPAR Express in Letterkenny and Whoriskey’s Eurostar in Ramelton took home National Q Mark Awards.Tobin’s SPAR Express Letterkenny was named Best Service Station in Ireland with a Café and Deli for Hygiene and Food Safety at the awards, held in the Clayton Hotel. Picture caption: Annette Tobin, Irene Collins MD of the EIQA, Marian McGarrigle, Eddie Tobin and Mary Ann O’Donnell at the National Q Mark Awards at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin 4.Their nomination earlier this year put them in the top 6.75% of all audits completed by the EIQA on the island of Ireland and this win means they are at the very top of the Q for highest standards of Quality and Excellence.“This is a fantastic achievement for our business. We are a single site operator with an absolute commitment to hygiene and food safety standards. We are delighted that our businesses commitment has been nationally recognized” said Annette Tobin, DirectorSpeaking at the awards Irene Collins, Managing Director of EIQA said: “Eddie, Annette and the team are truly committed to high standards of operational hygiene and food quality. They have put ‘service’ back into service station. Winning this Q Mark award is a fantastic endorsement of that commitment.” Tobin’s Service Station is a family run business established in 1980 which incorporates a modern attended forecourt, carwash facility, convenience store and 90 seated café/deli. They pride themselves on delivering a consistent high level of customer service coupled with top store standards. They currently employ 37 staff and have been in the Q mark programme since 2009.Whoriskey’s Eurostar was named Best Eurospar in Ireland for Hygiene & Food Safety standards at The National Q Mark Awards.Their nomination put them in the top 6.75% of all audits completed by the EIQA on the island of Ireland and this win means they are at the very top of the Q for highest standards of Quality and Excellence.Hugh Whoriskey and Christine McGonigle from Whoriskey’s EUROSPAR Ramelton pictured with Soreid McEntee being presented with a National Q Mark Award for Hygiene and Food Safety at the National Q Mark Awards.“Winning a Q Mark award is a national recognition and confirmation of everyone’s dedication and efforts. It is a major boost for all of us” said William Toye, Head Baker in Whoriskey’s Eurospar. “This is a testament to the entire team’s hard work and dedication to hygiene, food safety and customer satisfaction. It is a firm indicator of success for us”Whoriskey’s Eurospar is a family run supermarket, situated in Ramelton, Co. Donegal with a hot and cold deli, a butcher’s counter and an instore bakery. They proudly serve their local community and the surrounding areas. The Whoriskey family have been in retail in Ramelton since 1936 and now have a total of 36 full and part time employees. Over 500 people representing 135 companies attended the glitzy, black-tie ceremony at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road in Dublin 4 in competition for one of only 26 awards presented. The Master of Ceremonies was Chicago based keynote speaker, author and business humourist Conor Cunneen; Irishman Speaks. Funds raised on the night for Debra Ireland were much appreciated and celebrations went on into the early hours with live music from ‘The Swing Cats.’EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association) has been the Irish National Quality Association since 1969. They currently audit the operating standards of thousands of organisations and businesses both in Ireland and Internationally. EIQA is known as the ‘Guardian’ of The Q Mark suite of standards which includes: The Q Mark for Hygiene & Food Safety, The Q Mark for Quality Management Systems, The Q Mark for Nursing Homes, The Q Mark for Leisure Centre’s, The Q Mark for Accessibility (ABLE) and The Q Mark for Environmental Awareness (The Green Q).Two Donegal stores are victorious at ‘Business Oscars’ was last modified: October 3rd, 2017 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:EDDIE TOBINletterkennyRameltonTobinsWhoriskeyslast_img read more


first_imgSome shot! DempseyDempsey Mc Guigan has once again improved the Donegal and Ulster record in he hammer throwing out to 66-62 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University.He returns home from his university base in the United States shortly and will chase further improvement in the season ahead in Europe.This is the second Ulster record by a Finn Valley athlete in 7 days John Kelly having set new mark in shot earlier in week.  DEMPSEY DOES IT AGAIN WITH ANOTHER RECORD HAMMER THROW was last modified: May 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Dempsey McGuiganFinn Valley Athletics Clublast_img read more


first_imgThe Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny have announced that the smash-hit Disney sensation ‘Frozen’ is coming to the hotel. The Mount Errigal will host ‘Sing-a-long-a Frozen’ on Tuesday December 29th as part of their national tour.Management at the award-winning hotel are delighted that The Mount Errigal is only one of three venues that will host Sing-a-long-a Frozen, when the unique, interactive screening of the worldwide phenomenon Frozen rolls into town as part of a nationwide UK tour. Singalonga Productions are delighted to announce that Disney’s Frozen is the new Singalonga must see!A screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics on screen to help you sing along with Elsa and Anna.The evening is introduced by a live host who will show you how to use your interactive prop bag and then just sit back and ‘Let it Go’! YOU the audience can be the stars!Remember to dress up as your favourite character and be a Snow Queen for the day or Olaf the snowman, the coolest iceman ever! Disney’s Frozen has taken the world by “snowstorm” and has become the biggest animated film in the world and fifth biggest film of all time.In this heart-warming tale, fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.The Academy Award winning song “Let it Go”, which has now sold over 250,000 copies in the UK, will feature as part of Sing-a-long-a-Frozen, along with the rest of the platinum certified soundtrack making this sing-a-long one not to be missed.Sooooo ‘do you wanna build a snowman…..?’ • TOUR DATES:Sing-a-long-a Frozen 12 noon at The Mount Errigal hotel Letterkenny ) on Tuesday 29th December 2015,Tickets on Sale : Saturday 14th March 2015(00353 (0) 7491 22700) Family B&B €100 per nightFamily Ticket, 2 adults & 2 kids €65 + €5 booking feeAdults €18.50 + €1.50 booking feeChildren €18.50 + €1.50 booking feeFrozen is a PG certificate film but the age recommendation for Sing-a-long-a Frozen is 5+ years as younger ones may not be able to fully participateRunning time: 2 hours 40 minutes including interval• FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:• (0) 2871 382876DISNEY’S FROZEN COMING TO THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL AS PART OF NATIONWIDE TOUR was last modified: March 10th, 2015 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:BusinessEntertainemntFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Vipers go top as Express hits rock bottom of Azam league

first_img Tags: Express FCKCCA FCsports topvipers fc Bright Stars captain Nelson Ssenkatuka(left) takes on Express FC defender Ayub Kisalita (right) yesterday at the Champions Stadium in Matuga: PHOTO BY SHABAN LUBEGAAzam Uganda Premier league Round 18.Results Tuesday, 20th-February-2018:Onduparaka FC 1 – 0 Bul FCVipers SC 2 – 0 Mbarara CityPolice FC 1 – 2 UPDFSoana  FC 2 – 2 Kirinya JSSBright stars 2 – 1 Express FCAzam Uganda premier league champions Vipers moved back to the top of the table after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Mbarara City last evening.This is the first time Vipers lead the way in close to six months.The Kitende-based side had January signing Daniel Muzei Sserunkuma to thank for the result as the former Express and Gor Mania striker grabbed his first brace for the club.Sserunkuma moves on top of the top scorers chats with nine goals and has now scored four goals in four games ever since joining the Venoms last month.His first yesterday came on 11 minutes when he curled in a superb strike following good link up play with fellow foward Erisa Ssekisambu.The diminutive forward was again on the mark 13 minutes later with a poke ball past Mbarara City’s custodian Muhammed Ssekeba following spade work by the hard working right back and captain Nico Wadada.Vipers suffered a set-back with three injured players as the trio of Moses Waiswa, Ssekisambu and goalkeeper Isma Watenga all ended the game with injuries.Vipers now sit on top of the league summit with 35 points off 18 matches, two points ahead of  second placed SC Villa Jogoo who have a game in hand.Elsewhere, Express FC were dealt a huge blow in their quest for survival as the Red Eagles succumbed to a 2-1 loss at Bright Stars.Former KCCA FC striker, Nelson Senkatuka scored both goals for the Matugga based side while on form Alfred Leku grabbed the Red Eagles consolation.Senkatuka gave the hosts the lead six minutes to half time but Leku struck five minutes later to ensure the first half ended one apiece.In the second half, both teams pressed for a winner but it was Bright Stars who found it with 22 minutes to go.Bright Stars move to 9th on the table with 22 points from 17 games while Express are now at the bottom of the log with 15 points having played a game more than the Stars.The league will take a break till the 28th of this month when both SC Villa and KCCA will be in action.Record league champions SC Villa will host URA in Masaka while two time league defending champions KCCA FC travel to Entebbe to take on Masavu at the Fisheries Institute in Bugonga.Comments last_img read more

Kurtenbach: It’s a tricky, murky, and expensive (oh so expensive) path ahead for the Warriors

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Related Articles The season is over, the Raptors are champions, and the Golden State Warriors have no choice but to head into the great unknown.After their performance this postseason, they can trudge forward with their heads held high.But that doesn’t make this summer any less daunting.center_img Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other thoughts from loss to Trail …last_img