A Woman with a Big Service Heart; PM Saddened at Ruby Martin’s Passing

first_imgA Woman with a Big Service Heart; PM Saddened at Ruby Martin’s Passing InformationApril 10, 2012 RelatedA Woman with a Big Service Heart; PM Saddened at Ruby Martin’s Passing FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Most Hon Portia Simpson Miller, has expressed sadness at the passing of philanthropist and social change advocate Mrs Ruby Martin, CD. ‘A determined spirit has been silenced”, said the Prime Minister, noting that Mrs Martin was “a woman with a big service heart who had dedicated the majority of her engaging national life to bringing about meaningful change in the care facilities of the children at the Maxfield Park Children’s Home, the preservation of our national treasure, the Ward Theatre, and other causes.” “Passionate and dedicated to service, Mrs Martin was fully consumed with helping others, and her passing brings to an end decades of focused and inspiring leadership of these and the many other social and charitable causes to which she devoted her life. She will be missed,” the Prime Minister said. Recipient of the Order of Distinction – Commander Class in 2010, and a Justice of the Peace, Mrs Martin, 75, died late Saturday night after battling cancer for several years. The Prime Minister has expressed condolences on behalf of the government to her children – Abid and Safia, and other family members. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedA Woman with a Big Service Heart; PM Saddened at Ruby Martin’s Passing RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s Historylast_img read more

Every GNE driver to be a ‘Dementia Friend’

first_imgGo North East (GNE) is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Society to pledge that every new driver will have to become a Dementia Friend before driving in service. The Go-Ahead subsidiary, the region’s largest operator, has also promised that every one of its 1,600 drivers will become a Dementia Friend within the next five years, helping to transform the way people think, act and talk about dementia. Launch: (l-r) Jim Dunn, Rachael Hall, Bernard McLaughlin, Natasha Tanner and Michael HandyAlready 220 drivers have completed the information session. A Dementia Friend learns about what it’s like to live with the condition and turns that understanding into action.There are 30,000 people living with dementia in the north-east. This initiative is part of GNE’s commitment to providing inclusive travel and tourism within the North East. GNE encourages staff to become volunteer Dementia Friends champions, enabling them to deliver information sessions about dementia to drivers across its nine depots.It is part of a mental health module within GNE’s Disability Awareness DCPC course.  Other modules include legislation, company policy, sight guidance (in association with the RNIB), mobility (which covers the company’s easy access guarantee) and hearing loss. Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest-ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.Joe Kirwin, Dementia Friends Officer at Alzheimer’s Society said: “It’s all about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From getting in touch with someone you know living with dementia, to wearing your badge with pride, every action counts.”Stephen King, Head of Commercial and Retail said: “We are passionate about never standing still when it comes to achieving excellence in accessibility and this partnership-led initiative with Dementia Friends is incredibly important to us.“As the region’s largest bus operator we have a responsibility to ensure that our front-line staff understand the condition. “By committing to making all drivers Dementia Friends we aim to provide reassurance to those living with dementia that they can count on a safe and comfortable journey when travelling with us. “With this step we also hope to play a significant role in eliminating the feelings of loneliness and social exclusion that those with dementia can feelGo North East operates in the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland; across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and into Tees Valley.Around 200,000 people use Go North East bus services every day.It employs 2,100 local people to run 700 buses and coaches and its annual turnover is £100m.last_img read more

ENN looking for long-term LNG supplies

first_imgENN Energy Holdings reportedly entered into negotiations for a long-term LNG supply deal commencing around 2018 with an Asian supplier. Platts cited a source saying the company is working on long-term deliveries to its Zhoushan terminal, but the LNG supply source was not revealed.ENN has been in discussions with numerous Asia Pacific suppliers, but one portfolio supplier with offtake position in southeast Asia has been the focus of the company’s efforts.ENN’s 3 mtpa LNG terminal in Zheijang region, that is to be commissioned in late 2017 or early 2018 is to receive the deliveries. LNG World News Staff; Image: ENNlast_img read more

Messi brace sends Barca into Champions League quarter-finals

first_imgBarcelona have booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 5-1 win over French outfit Lyon in the second leg of their last-16 tie at Camp Nou.The contest was delicately poised following a goalless draw in the first leg, but Ernesto Valverde’s side were far too strong for Lyon in the second leg, scoring through Lionel Messi (2), Philippe Coutinho, Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele.Barca has not won the Champions League since 2015, but will be present in Friday’s draw and their performance on Wednesday night would have sent out a strong message to the rest of the competition.The headline team news for Barca arrived in the shape of a Coutinho start, with the Brazilian chosen ahead of Ousmane Dembele, although it is understood that the decision was almost forced upon Valverde, with the latter not fit enough to start.Barca had a half-chance inside three minutes when Coutinho broke into a dangerous position, but the Brazilian could not find Luis Suarez, with Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes out to make the claim.Lopes then had to tip a Messi effort wide of the post two minutes later as the home side made a fast start to the second leg on home soil.Tanguy Ndombele had Lyon’s first strike of the match in the 10th minute, but the in-demand midfielder’s effort was always moving wide of Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s post.Lyon were coming under intense pressure, though, and again needed their goalkeeper in the 13th minute to palm the ball clear under pressure from Messi, who had been released into a dangerous position.Barca did take the lead in the 17th minute, however, with Messi converting from the penalty spot after Luis Suarez had been clumsily brought to the ground by Jason Denayer.Lyon could and probably should have levelled two minutes later when Memphis found Moussa Dembele inside the Barca box, but Lenglet was across at the final moment to deflect the Frenchman’s effort just wide of the post.There was a fairly lengthy stoppage in the period that followed as Lyon goalkeeper Lopes received treatment following a head injury which he picked up in a challenge with Coutinho.The 28-year-old briefly recovered, though, and pulled off another super save in the 29th minute to deny Luis Suarez, before Rakitic fired the rebound over the crossbar.Barca were utterly dominant, however, and doubled their advantage in the 31st minute when the much-criticised Coutinho slotted a low Luis Suarez pass into the back of the net from close range.Luis Suarez just missed the far corner with his own strike five minutes later as the pressure continued, with Lyon – who were ultimately forced to replace Lopes following his earlier challenge with Coutinho – unable to stem the flow of pressure that continued to head their way.Mathieu Gorgelin was Lyon’s substitute goalkeeper and the 28-year-old had to keep out a low Messi strike in the 39th minute, with 2-0 the score at the half-time interval.Neither manager made an alteration at the interval, with Ousmane Dembele staying on the Barca bench and Lyon manager Bruno Genesio deciding against calling for the likes of Traore or Maxwel Cornet.Barca came incredibly close to scoring a third in the 47th minute when Messi lifted the ball over the onrushing Gorgelin, but Marcelo was on hand to clear the Argentine’s effort off the line.Lyon were having decent spells in possession as the match approached its hour mark, but Ter Stegen remained extremely comfortable between the sticks.The Ligue 1 outfit were on the scoresheet one minute later, though, with Lucas Tousart finding the bottom corner with a super strike after Barca failed to clear a corner from the left. There was almost a three-minute delay as a possible offside was checked, but the goal was ultimately given.Coutinho hit the side-netting 20 minutes from time, before being substituted moments later as Ousmane Dembele was introduced with his team in need of some assistance. Arturo Vidal quickly followed for the home side, while Traore was introduced for Lyon ahead of a huge final 15 minutes.Messi ensured that Barca would have serious breathing room in the 78th minute, however, with the Argentine squeezing one through the gloves of Gorgelin. The hosts were not finished, though, and made it four three minutes later when Pique turned a low Messi cross into the bottom corner.Four then became five in the 86th minute when Ousmane Dembele threaded a low effort through the legs of Gorgelin to send Barca into the last eight in impressive fashion.last_img read more

Sisters, Hetura share lead in Lae netball

first_imgNetball Pagini Sisters still share the top of the table lead with Hetura as round one of Lae netball ends at the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium outdoor courts tomorrow. Games coordinator Helen Havora said on Wednesday that some of last weekend’s round one games were called off due to heavy rain. A good number of games ending round one will feature this weekend. Havora said the washout games for this weekend in the A-Grade, Sparrows play Sisters followed by Tiares up against Hetura at 3pm and JBB take on Niugini Lagoons. Havora said the A reserves, starting at 1pm is FTM 1 vs Hetura then at 2pm FTM 2 meet Niugini Lagoons. She said Pagini Sisters meet Tiares and the FTM 1 to play JBB to round up the remainder of the round one washout games. She reminded that all juniors’ games will start at 10am urging early turn up by teams. She said completion of round one this coming weekend finishes off a hectic seven weekends of the Lae 2018 netball season. The points ladder for the A grade and leading by 16 points is Sisters and Hetura followed by Friends on 13 points, FTM Stingers with 12 points and Tiares making the top four with 11 points. On fifth placing are JBB – 9 points, Niugini Lagoon – 8 and Sparrows – 7 points on the bottom three of the progressive table in A grade. Havora said the A-Reserve is led by Hetura on 15 points followed by FTM Stingers 1- 12, N/Lagoons-9, Pagini Sisters-8, Tires-6, JBB-6 and FTM Stingers 2 on three points at the bottom of the ladder. Meanwhile, Lae Netball Association president Shirley Lung said so far this season, sponsorship has been hard to come. But LNA was very fortunate for the merchandise and products assistance from the Lae Biscuits Company, Prima Smallgoods and Panamex limited. Lung thanked the companies for the initial support and looks forward to their continued support this season. “LNA’s appreciation to chairman Ian Chow and Harry Kaisa of Lae Biscuit Company, Adrian Chow, Kola Geri and Brian Waongo of Prima Smallgoods and Ronald Ram and Simonta Hani of Panamex Pacific (PNG) Ltd for responding to our request,” Lung said.last_img read more

There is little to question

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Two face kidnap, extortion and assault charges

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first_imgBy next Sunday evening, the Allianz Football League will have moved past the half-way point, at which stage some key trends will be clear in all four divisions. The biggest attraction of the weekend will be in Elverys MacHale Park on Saturday night when Mayo and Dublin meet in a repeat of the All-Ireland final for the past two years. ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 2Round 1: Clare 1-12 Cavan 2-9; Tipperary 3-16 Cork 1-16; Down 1-14 Louth 0-11; Roscommon 2-12 Meath 2-12.Round 2: Cavan 3-17 Louth 0-14; Cork 1-13 Down 0-10; Meath 0-21 Clare 0-7; Roscommon 1-17 Tipperary 3-9.Round 3: Clare 0-11 Tipperary 0-11; Cork 2-11 Louth 0-10; Down 0-12 Roscommon 0-7; Cavan 2-14 Meath 1-12.Round 4: Feb 24: Tipperary v Meath; Feb 25: Cork v Cavan; Down v Clare; Louth v Roscommon.Round 5: Mar 3: Cavan v Down; Mar 4: Clare v Roscommon; Meath v Cork; Tipperary v Louth.Round 6: Mar 17: Cork v Clare; Mar 18: Down v Tipperary; Louth v Meath; Roscommon v Cavan.Round 7: Mar 25: Cavan v Tipperary; Clare v Louth; Meath v Down; Roscommon v Cork.Final: Apr 1 ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1: LATEST INSTALMENT IN FASCINATING DUBLIN-MAYO SAGA ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 3Round 1: Armagh 2-17 Sligo 0-9; Westmeath 2-17 Derry 2-14; Fermanagh 3-7 Wexford 2-5; Longford 3-18 Offaly 1-13.Round 2: Fermanagh 2-11 Offaly 1-6; Longford 1-13 Derry 1-6; Sligo 1-16 Wexford 1-13; Armagh 2-17 Westmeath 1-11.Round 3: Armagh 1-11 Longford 1-10; Westmeath 0-16 Wexford 1-10; Derry 1-15 Offaly 0-13; Fermanagh 0-13 Sligo 0-8.Round 4: Feb 24: Fermanagh v Derry; Feb 25: Longford v Wexford; Offaly v Armagh; Westmeath v Sligo.Round 5: Mar 3: Armagh v Derry; Mar 4: Sligo v Longford; Westmeath v Fermanagh; Wexford v Offaly.Round 6: Mar 11: Derry v Wexford; Mar 18: Fermanagh v Armagh: Longford v Westmeath; Offaly v Sligo.Round 7: Mar 25: Longford v Fermanagh; Sligo v Derry; Westmeath v Offaly; Wexford v Armagh.Final: Mar 31ALLIANZ FOOTBAL LEAGUE DIVISION 4Round 1: Carlow 2-14 London 2-9; Laois 2-12 Limerick 0-9; Antrim 0-15 Leitrim 0-5; Wicklow 0-12 Waterford 0-12.Round 2: Laois 3-16 Leitrim 3-10; Carlow 2-11 Limerick 0-14; London 1-16 Wicklow 0-10; Antrim 2-12 Waterford 0-10.Round 3: Laois 0-18 Waterford 1-11; Carlow 2-11 Leitrim 0-5; Antrim 0-12 Wicklow 0-12; London 2-8 Limerick 2-8.Round 4: Feb 24: Waterford v Carlow; Feb 25: Leitrim v Limerick; Wicklow v Laois; London v Antrim.Round 5: Mar 3: Carlow v Wicklow; London v Leitrim; Mar 4: Laois v Antrim; Limerick v Waterford.Round 6: Mar 11: London v Laois; Mar 18: Antrim v Carlow; Waterford v Antrim; Wicklow v Limerick.Round 7: Mar 25: Carlow v Laois; Leitrim v Wicklow; Limerick v Antrim; London v Waterford.Final: March 31print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2018: RESULTS AND FIXTURESALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1Round 1: Dublin 2-17 Kildare 2-10; Galway 1-9 Tyrone 0-8; Kerry 2-18 Donegal 3-14; Mayo 0-13 Monaghan 0-12.Round 2: Kerry 1-15 Mayo 2-9; Dublin 2-13 Tyrone 1-11; Monaghan 1-10 Kildare 0-12; Galway 1-12 Donegal 0-14.Round 3: Dublin 0-20 Donegal 0-15; Galway 1-13 Mayo 0-11 Tyrone 1-16 Kildare 0-18; Monaghan 1-13 Kerry 0-14.Round 4: Feb 24: Mayo v Dublin; Monaghan v Tyrone; Feb 25: Donegal v Kildare; Kerry v Galway.Round 5: Mar 3: Dublin v Kerry; Tyrone v Donegal; Mar 4: Galway v Monaghan; Kildare v Mayo.Round 6: Mar 17:  Kerry v Kildare; Mar 18: Galway v Dublin; Mayo v Tyrone; Monaghan v Donegal.Round 7: Mar 25: Donegal v Mayo; Dublin v Monaghan; Kildare v Galway; Tyrone v Kerry.Final: Apr 1 ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 4: CARLOW AND LAOIS HEAD THE PROMOTION PUSHSaturday (16:00): Waterford v Carlow, Carriganore.Sunday (14:00): Leitrim v Limerick, Carrick-on-Shannon; Wicklow v Laois, Joule Park, Aughrim.Sunday 14:30: London v Antrim, McGovern Park, Ruislip.Played 3 Won 3. That’s the encouraging position that Carlow and Laois take into Round 4, while Antrim are only a point behind them after two draws and a win. None of the leading trio have played each other yet; nor do they meet next weekend. Carlow (+20 points), who lead the way on scoring difference from Laois (+19 points), travel to Dungarvan on Saturday to take on Waterford who are second from bottom after picking up one of six points so far. Carlow beat Waterford by nine points in last year’s Allianz Football League.Laois, the Division’s top scorers on 5-46 (61 points), head for Aughrim to take on Wicklow, who have yet to score a goal (0-34). The most recent clash between the counties was in last year’s All-Ireland Round 1 qualifiers when Laois won by 2-16 to 3-10 in Aughrim.Antrim, who have the best defensive record in the group (0-27) head for Ruislip to take on London who have picked up three of a possible six points so far. The sides did not meet in last year’s Allianz Football League as Antrim were in Division 3 but in 2016 (Division 4) they beat London by three points in Ruislip.Limerick (a draw and two defeats) and Leitrim (three defeats) have made bad starts to the Allianz Football League so both will be hoping for their first win when they meet in Carrick-on-Shannon.They have the worst defensive records in Division 4, with Leitrim having conceded 5-42 (57 points) and Limerick 6-31 (49 points) in three games. Limerick beat Leitrim by a point in last year’s Allianz Football League. Saturday (19:00): Mayo v Dublin, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar; Monaghan v Tyrone, CastleblayneySunday (14:00): Donegal v Kildare, BallyshannonSunday (14:30) Kerry v Galway, TraleeThe Dublin-Mayo rivalry has been one of football’s big highlights for several years and it’s all set for another fascinating instalment when the sides meet in Castlebar on Saturday night. Mayo’s last win over Dublin in Allianz Football League or Championship was in the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final (0-19 to 0-16). The sides have met twelve times since then, with Dublin winning nine while there were three draws. Their last clash was in the 2017 All-Ireland final which Dublin won by a point (1-17 to 1-16), having also won the Allianz Football League tie in March (1-16 to 0-7).Dublin have won their first three games in this year’s Allianz Football League while Mayo have won one of three.Galway have marked their return to Allianz Football League Division 1 with three wins but face a massive test against Kerry, whom they haven’t beaten since 2003. Kerry have won all nine games since then, the most recent coming in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final when they won by 1-18 to 0-13. This is the first time the counties have met in the Allianz Football League since 2011 when Kerry won by 0-16 to 0-8.Kerry suffered their first defeat of this year’s campaign when losing to Monaghan last Sunday, dropping them to fourth place behind Dublin, Galway and Monaghan on the table.Donegal v Kildare is a basement battle between the only two sides in the division who are yet to pick up a point. It will be the first time they have met in the Allianz Football League since 2013. Both sides are chasing their first win in six Allianz Football League games. Donegal drew and lost their last two games in last year’s campaign before losing their opening three to Kerry, Galway and Dublin in this year’s campaign.Kildare lost their last two games to Galway (Round 7 and final) in Allianz Football League Division 2 last year before losing to Dublin, Monaghan and Tyrone in the top flight this year.Tyrone (two points) and Monaghan (four points) will face each other in the Allianz Football League for the second time in 11 months. Tyrone won by four points in Omagh last year. ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 2: TOP TWO CLASH IN PAIRC UI CHAOIMHSaturday (19:00): Tipperary v Meath, Semple Stadium.Sunday (13:00): Cork v Cavan, Pairc Ui Chaoimh.Sunday (14:00): Down v Clare, Newry; Louth v Roscommon, Drogheda.Cavan’s five-point win over Meath on Sunday took them to the top of the table on five points, one ahead of Cork and Down. Cork are in second place on scoring difference as they prepare for the visit of the Breffni men next Sunday. It will be the first Allianz Football League clash between the counties for ten years (Cavan won in 2008) while the last championship meeting was in 2010 when Cork won a qualifier tie easily en route to All-Ireland glory.Down (four points) have a chance to move into the top two when they host Clare (two points) in Newry. Clare, who have drawn two of their opening three games, won the corresponding tie by six points last year.Louth and Roscommon meet in the Allianz Football League for the first time since 2010 when Roscommon won by a point. Roscommon have taken three points so far while Louth have yet to pick up a point, leaving them in relegation trouble as the only side in the group without a point.Tipperary and Meath are both on three points ahead of their meeting in Semple Stadium on Saturday night in what will be their first Allianz Football League encounter since 2010 when the Premier county men won by two points in Thurles. ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 3: ULSTER PAIR SETTING THE PACESaturday (19:00): Fermanagh v Derry, Enniskillen.Sunday (14:00): Westmeath v Sligo, TEG Cusack Park.Sunday (14:30): Longford v Wexford, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park; Offaly v Armagh, Bord na Mona, O’Connor Park.Armagh and Fermanagh have both won their first three games, leaving them two points ahead of Longford and Westmeath. Armagh travel to Tullamore to take on Offaly, who are bottom of the table on zero points and a scoring difference of -24. Armagh beat Offaly by 6-22 to 0-10 in last year’s Allianz Football League.Fermanagh (6pts) host Derry (2 pts) on Saturday, hoping for better luck than last year when they lost by a point to the Oak Leaf men in the last round of Allianz Football League Division 2 games. Despite that win, Derry were relegated with Fermanagh.Longford (4 pts) will be hoping to stay in promotion contention when they take on Wexford, who have lost all three games after being promoted from Allianz Football League Division 4. Westmeath (4pts) host Sligo (2pts), having last met in the Allianz Football League two years ago when the Connacht men won by a point.last_img read more

‘Over The Line’ – Friday, 28th February 2020

first_imgGerry Murphy looks ahead to the All-Ireland Senior CamogieFinal between Sarsfields and Slaughtneil with Tommy Devane; Sean Walsh has news on the Galway senior hurling team toplay Cork;Kevin Dwyer looks ahead to Meath against Galway in theNational Football League;William Davies previews Connacht against the Kings;There’s soccer and much more.‘Over The Line’ broadcasts on Galway Bay FM every Monday and Friday from 8pm.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email On this Friday evening’s ‘Over The Line’:last_img read more