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6-year-old crushed to death by football goal post

first_imgA Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD), school boy was tragically killed on Wednesday after a metal goal post fell on him at the community centre, where they were practicing for the upcoming school athletics.Dead is six-year-old Glensean Skeete, a pupil of St Paul’s Primary School and of Lot 10 Graham Street Plaisance. The incident occurred just be midday at the Industry/Plaisance Community Centre Ground.Guyana Times was told that around 10:00h on Wednesday, a group of pupils fromDead Glensean Skeetethe primary school had gone to the ground to practice for the upcoming inter-house sport when the tragedy occurred. They were accompanied by two teachers.It was reported that during the practice session, Skeete and another male student were reportedly swinging on the metal (football) goal post, when it uprooted and fell, hitting the child in the child.He reportedly sustained severe head injuries. As such, he was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) by teachers in a critical condition. The six-year-old subsequently succumbed despite efforts by doctors to resuscitate him.The boy’s mother, Stacy, who is nine months pregnant, was too distraught to talkThe boy’s mother being consoled by his father after learning of tragic deathto the media. She broke down in tears at the hospital and had to be whisked home after she became hysterical.At the house, close relatives and friends gathered to console the woman, who could be heard repeating “I want Glensean…I don’t want to live anymore.” The grieving woman lamented that she did not want the boy to go to the practice session since he was not going to the actual school sport but the lad insisted on going.Meanwhile during a brief interview, the lad’s grieving father, Glenroy, related to reporters that he was at work when he received a call to go to the hospital.“When I left, I go and meet her (his wife) at the hospital and she was in tears and so on. Because I go after, I didn’t get to see him,” the man recalled, saying that he too was told that his son was pinned under the collapsed goal post.The distraught father went onto described Glensean as a fun and loving child. “He was my one and only son, a real good child…Up to this morning (Wednesday), he went to pick up dunks and he bring and give me…he always joyful, always make me happy and he was always by my side,” the grieving man said.The body of six-year-old Glensean is currently at the GPHC mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination, which is expected to be done on Friday.He leaves to mourn his parents and seven siblings with one on the way.Meanwhile, a visit to the community centre showed that the football goal post was not properly secured into the ground, hence it uprooted after the children were swing on it.Nevertheless, the Education Ministry, whose officials including Chief Executive Officer Marcel Hutson had visited the family at the hospital, said it will continue to engage Glensean’s parents.It added that psychosocial and other support will be provided to the family, teachers and students of St Paul’s Primary during this difficult time.last_img read more

Minor hockey registration date set

first_imgFor more information on registration please contact either 250-789-3455 or email doreenmcdonell@hotmail.com .- Advertisement – It’s time to start thinking about skate sharpening because minor hockey registration is closely approaching. Taylor and the District Minor Hockey have announced that minor hockey registration will begin on Saturday, September 4.center_img Registration will be taking place in the lobby of the Taylor Arena from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.last_img

9/11 mastermind confesses in Guantanamo hearing

first_imgKhalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, confessed to that attack and a string of others during a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a transcript released Wednesday by the Pentagon. “I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z,” Mohammed said during the session, which was held last Saturday. Mohammed claimed responsibility for planning, financing, and training others for bombings ranging from the 1993 attack at the World Trade Center to the attempt by would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes. In all, Mohammed said he was responsible for planning 28 individual attacks, including many that were never executed. The comments were included in a 26-page transcript released by the Pentagon, which blacked out some of his remarks. Mohammed’s confession was read by a member of the U.S. military who is serving as his personal representative, and it also claimed he shared responsibility for three other attacks, including assassination attempts against Pope John Paul II and Musharraf. The transcripts also lay out evidence against Mohammed, saying that a computer seized during his capture included detailed information about the Sept. 11 plot – ranging from names and photos of the hijackers to photos of hijacker Mohammad Atta’s pilot’s license and even letters from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Al-Libi also made a statement through his personal representative largely claiming that the hearing process is unfair and that he will not attend unless it is corrected. “The detainee is in a lose-lose situation,” his statement said. Binalshibh declined to participate in the process and the hearing was conducted in his absence. Military officials expected some of the 14 suspects not to participate. Legal experts have criticized the U.S. decision to bar independent observers from the hearings from the high-value targets. The Associated Press filed a letter of protest, arguing that it would be “an unconstitutional mistake to close the proceedings in their entirety.” The military held 558 combatant status review tribunals between July 2004 and March 2005 and the panels concluded that all but 38 detainees were “enemy combatants” who should be held. Those 38 were eventually released from Guantanamo. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Pentagon also released transcripts of the hearings of Abu Faraj al-Libi and Ramzi Binalshibh. Binalshibh, a Yemeni, is suspected of helping Mohammed with the Sept. 11, 2001, attack plan and is also linked to a foiled plot to crash aircraft into London’s Heathrow Airport. Al-Libi is a Libyan who reportedly masterminded two bombings 11 days apart in Pakistan in December 2003 that targeted President Pervez Musharraf for his support of the U.S.-led war on terror. The hearings, which began last Friday, are being conducted in secret by the military as it tries to determine whether 14 alleged terrorist leaders should be declared “enemy combatants” who can be held indefinitely and prosecuted by military tribunals. Hearings for six of the 14 have already been held. The military is not allowing reporters to attend the sessions and is limiting the information it provides about them, arguing that it wants to prevent sensitive information from being disclosed. The 14 were moved in September from a secret CIA prison network to the prison at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, where about 385 men are being held on suspicion of links to al-Qaida or the Taliban. last_img read more

Liverpool 0-0 Bolton: Reds frustrated as battling Trotters secure FA Cup replay

first_img1 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey in action for Bolton on his return to Anfield Liverpool avoided falling victim to a day of FA Cup giant slayings but failed to overcome Championship outfit Bolton, with the Reds facing a fourth-round replay following a 0-0 draw at Anfield.With Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham all dumped out against lesser opposition earlier in the day – Jose Mourinho’s Blues suffering the biggest shock against League One Bradford – Brendan Rodgers’ men were hoping to come through unscathed against the Trotters.And while they were rarely troubled at the back, with veteran goalscorer Eidur Gudjohnsen twice firing wide from the visitors’ best chances, Liverpool were repeatedly felled by in-form goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.The Hungarian pulled off a string of fine saves in the second-half, denying Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Fabio Borini, and his heroics between the sticks saw a battling Bolton hold on.It was goalless at the break after a cagey first 45 minutes, with Liverpool dominating possession but struggling to break down the stubborn defences of Bolton, who began to withdraw into their own half after an impressive start.The Reds were unconvincing in the opening stages but soon began to look more comfortable, with Jordan Henderson seeing a Steven Gerrard – who was rested by Rodgers – style volley well saved by the impressive Adam Bogdan, who was a constant thorn in Liverpool’s side.The game began to peter out before the break, but there was a heart-on-mouth moment for home fans when Bolton’s Dean Moxey hammered a volley from 20 yards which beat the flailing Simon Mignolet but drifted narrowly wide of the post.Liverpool stepped up the pressure after the re-start, with half-time substitute Lazar Markovic causing problems on the left flank while Bogdan was brought into action again, rushing off his line to prevent Sterling running through on goal.The shot-stopper was in the thick of it moments later, getting down low to tip away another Coutinho effort, with on-loan full-back Javier Manquillo slicing the rebound inexplicably wide with the goal at his mercy.Bolton forward Gudjohnsen then had two great chances in as many minutes, first sidefooting wide after great wide play from Tim Ream, and then volleying over the bar from close-range from an unmarked position in the box.Liverpool carried more attacking threat following the introduction of Borini off the bench, with the Italian making an immediate impact and forcing another excellent save from the full-stretch Bogan, who did well to tip away the striker’s arrowed drive.Adam Lallana was next to go close for the Merseysiders, though the England international really should have done better as he headed over following brilliant link-up play between the hosts’ brightest players, Coutinho and Sterling.Chances kept flowing as the Reds piled on the pressure in four minutes of added-time, a closely-marked Borini heading wide and Lucas seeing a long-range effort blocked, but Bolton managed to hold on, with the away stand erupting in celebration at the full-time whistle.They host Liverpool at the Macron Stadium in ten days time.last_img read more

DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN TO HOST ITS PARISH AGM NEXT TUESDAY

first_imgDrumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 14th Feb 7.30-9.30 pm. Leaders on duty this week Patricia Guthrie, John Guthrie, John Conaghan. Hoodies now available to those who have paid their €20. Thanks to our leaders Sandra and Lauren for the cookery demonstration last week. This Friday is games night so please remember to bring your board game. Parish CommitteeThe AGM of the parish committee will take place on Tues 11th Feb at 8:00 pm in the parish hall. New members are welcomeJiving Classes Jiving classes continue in the parish hall every Monday from 9pm-10pm. For more information contact Aaron on 086 2431359.St. Mary’s GAABingo continues in Hall at 8.30 Lotto result KE,DN,CW,KY 1 matched 3 Charlie Kavanagh Townparks Convoy Next Weeks JP €2550 The Annual dinner dance will now be held on 22nd Feb in Jacksons with music by the popular Beef Steak Dancers, tickets €25 and are available from any committee member. The National GAA Draw tickets are now on Sale priced at €10 ALL money goes directly to your Local GAA Club there are great prizes to be won from All-Ireland Football and Hurling packages AND trips to Australia and New York . Ticket sellers from St Marys Club will be calling around the Parish soon. Underage training from 6-7 on Fri Bring €2 and Drink Can all parents please ensure that their child keeps on the Footpath and that they are collected from the Playing Field after each session. A fundamentals course will take place on 21st /22nd Feb and can all coaches /helpers please return their Garda Vetting forms by Friday to Conor or Any of the CoachesDrumkeen Utd FCCongratulations to our U-16 team who won the East Donegal league on Saturday last.Lotto numbers this week were 1 .5 . 6. 20. Celine Mc Glynn and Sheena Mc Namee matched 3 numbers and won €50 each. Next weeks jackpot is €3200. Lotto’s only €2 on sale in Jameson’s Bar Drumkeen. Patton’s shop or the clubhouse. Draw will take place at 11pm on Sunday night in Jameson’s Bar.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 05th Feb 08, 17, 19, 21. No jackpot winner. 1 winner. Mark Mc Cafferty, Drumkeen. €100 Next weeks jackpot €2,025. Go raibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen Notes Anyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN TO HOST ITS PARISH AGM NEXT TUESDAY was last modified: February 8th, 2014 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

Coach of No. 1 Trojans scores as ‘great communicator’

first_img Smarter people than me have a similar view of Carroll, too. “We get insight into people’s personalities and motivations by the language that they use,” said Tom Hollihan, a University of Southern California professor of communication. “He (Carroll) has a very warm, open, engaging conversational style. He doesn’t sound like he’s trying to be coy with people who ask him questions. He’s not boastful, but he communicates confidence. He seems to be respectful of his opponents, but he doesn’t build them up. Lou Holtz (the former coach of Notre Dame and other college and pro teams) used to make every opponent sound like Nebraska and Oklahoma on a good day.” At Carroll’s weekly press conference Tuesday, I counted him using the word “football” only four times in 15 minutes. Of course, overuse of the word “football” is a minor quirk of most mealy-mouthed football coaches. The important thing is Carroll’s plain talk. Petespeak, as opposed to Coachspeak. After the Trojans’ 70-17 victory over Arkansas at the Coliseum on Saturday, a writer asked Carroll if this was the greatest display of offense in his time at USC. “Yeah, no kidding …!” he began, natural as could be. Tuesday, somebody asked if “lack of familiarity” could be a problem this week, because most USC players haven’t faced Oregon before. “Well, uh, I guess it could be,” Carroll said quietly, adding with a tiny smile: “We’d never seen Arkansas before, either.” There was a question about Oregon’s home, Autzen Stadium, where Carroll’s first Trojans team lost to the Ducks in 2001. “We had a good chance to win the game, but we were lousy and didn’t finish it and screwed it up,” Carroll said. Carroll isn’t like this only with the press and public. His players hear it and appreciate it. “It’s less like he’s giving us orders, and more like he’s interacting with us,” said Sedrick Ellis, the Trojans’ sophomore nose tackle. Carroll twice was fired from National Football League head-coaching jobs, in 1994 after a 6-10 season with the New York Jets and in 1999 after 10-6, 9-7 and 8-8 years with the New England Patriots. When it came to Petespeak, the NFL had a tin ear. Maybe because a pro coach must constantly assert his authority over rich, secure players. “There’s this perception that I’m a players’ coach and I’m too easy on guys,” Carroll said. “We’re (at USC) so strict and so disciplined and so demanding, that’s why we execute the way we do. Because I don’t stand up here like Patton or something, they don’t understand how you can get it done. “If you’re totally in charge, you can be whatever you are. When you’re not totally in charge, there are people who are trying to mold you into what they want you to be. I’m not going to do that. I’m not willing to. I’m not willing to kiss their ass to be what they want me to be. “Not because I’m arrogant about it. Because I won’t be as successful.” There’s more to being a successful coach than sounding like a regular guy. Or maybe less. “Steve Spurrier (Florida’s national championship-winning coach) – he doesn’t sound like a nice guy,” Hollihan said. But as long as you’re winning, can a knack for plain talk make the fans love you a little more? As Pete Carroll might put it: Yeah, no kidding. Kevin Modesti’s column appears in the Daily News three days a week. He can be reached at heymodesti@aol.com.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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Carroll doesn’t make every practice sound like a test of manhood, every game a call to war, every opponent invincible. On top of the 24 victories in a row and two national championships in a row and No. 1 ranking going into USC’s game at Oregon on Saturday, this is a reason the 54-year-old Carroll is the most beloved sports figure in Los Angeles right now. “I can only be what I am,” Carroll says. “But am I conscious it’s different? Yeah. And it’s been an issue over the years. It certainly was in the NFL.” “I think I see things a little differently than other people, typically, in my position. That, maybe, is what you’re detecting. I think there’s this world of football jargon and stuff, (but) there’s more going on around this game, and it’s fun to talk about. “It’s just my manner. I like the games, and I like the whole thing, and it’s fun for me. The willingness to enjoy it, even when it’s really hard, looks like you’re not sincere and you don’t care, like you don’t get it or something. I think I get it beyond that.” What I like best about Pete Carroll is that the USC football coach doesn’t talk like a football coach. Carroll doesn’t say “football” in every sentence like most guys in his line of work – the ones who go on about how “It takes football players making football plays to win football games,” as if he thinks his listeners forget which sport we’re discussing. Carroll doesn’t speak in gridiron jargon, in X’s and O’s – “We’re going to have to scheme for their option package if our football players are going to have a chance to win this football game.” Carroll doesn’t dull things down with an emphasis on “execution,” the need to “do the job,” the need to avoid mistakes – “If we don’t hang onto the football, dadgummit, it’s gonna kill us.” last_img read more

Ramblings: Why the Sharks are A-OK without Joe Thornton

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. — Joe Thornton flew to Nashville with his Sharks teammates Monday, but he’ll probably see more cowboy boots, live music and menus with hot chicken this week than game action.Head coach Pete DeBoer’s acknowledgement Sunday that Thornton is receiving antibiotic treatment through a PICC line suggests that he’s unlikely to play on the Sharks three-game road trip. That isn’t necessarily bad news.Tuesday’s game against the Nashville Predators (7-1) will mark the 41st time in the …last_img

Woot + Amazon = Real-Time Social Shopping

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Analysis#NYT#web Shopping giant Amazon bought online auction phenomenon Woot today, and given the relative sizes of the companies, it can only be a move made with long-term Amazon strategy in mind. Earlier this afternoon we wrote about the deal as a victory for freaks and a marriage of light- and heavy-weight supply chains, but there’s something else going on here, too.Woot is bringing real-time social shopping to Amazon. We pinged ReadWriteWeb reader Michael Vorel, the CEO of commerce, Internet marketing and consulting company Vastplanet for a brief comment, and he argued that this was a competitive move against the coming media convergence that will pit Amazon against TV shopping networks.Vorel:“It’s an excellent move by Amazon. Amazon needed something that was real-time shopping, in the sense of a QVC or HSN [Home Shopping Network]. It gives Amazon the opportunity to tie together with existing retailers into a daily special. With the infrastructure and connections Amazon has, it could tap into these two communities to offer better pricing and a more successful operation. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Compete says Woot got 2.2 million unique visitors in May. Facebook referred 10.5% of that traffic, so it extends far out into social media.”“The emergence of social shopping is evident in Woot, very similar to the special of the day on HSN. Amazon is looking for unique properties that fit the social shopping model that they can bring under their umbrella. “Compete says Woot got 2.2 million unique visitors in May. Facebook referred 10.5% of that traffic, so it extends far out into social media. “I think what we’re going to see from Woot is, we’ll see more interesting products roll through and maybe a hint of more categories per day. You could have a channel where you had it by category, Mens items, Women’s items, etc. That would allow a lot more people to play within Woot and a lot more money to be made. “The products they [Woot] are selling are so slim margin, they needed to look at other ways to make money. Someone like Amazon could look at behavioral learning techniques, they could learn how to serve those people. I think it’s very interesting that both Zappos and Woot were big social media ecommerce companies and both were acquisitions.”That sounds like a pretty smart take on the deal to me. Woot says it will maintain its functional independence, but there’s got to be some cultural cross-pollination in the plans. As media convergence brings Amazon into direct competition with at-home TV shopping, what better way to gear up than with one of the new geniuses of real-time social shopping, Woot? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Qatar Airways Rethinks Indian Plans Due to Foreign Ownership Rules

first_imgQatar Airways is reviewing plans for its own domestic Indian airline due to “confusing” foreign ownership rules and could work with a partner in India or take a stake in IndiGo instead, its chief executive said on Tuesday.Read it at Arab News Related Itemslast_img

Singapore Court Dismisses Singh Brothers’ Appeal Against Daiichi Sankyo’s Arbitration Award

first_imgIn another blow for former Fortis promoters Malvinder and Shivinder Singh, who have been fighting a Rs3,500-crore arbitration award against them, a Singapore court on Friday dismissed their appeal against the award, ET has learnt. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img