Hunters Photo shoot

first_imgCompanies including Digicel TVWAN, Air Niugini and Coca Cola were there to assimilate the occasion.The team did some stunning model poses with a lot of twisting and turning in front of the camera imitating the respective company’s products and uttering brand slogans.Selected players were chosen to represent some companies with their products and were filmed and captured for company’s profiles.The two team captains Noel Zeming and Adam Korave were featured in the TVWAN Sports HD ad whilst others were featured in TVWAN Rugby, Air Niugini and Coca Cola. This was part of Hunters awareness for the 2016 Intrust Super Cup next month.last_img read more

More screening for prostate cancer needed – public health official

first_imgMen’s healthBy Shemuel FanfairDr Dennis BassierEvan as the World Health Organisation has posited that cancer is one of the leading causes of death, many men often neglect the screening process for prostate cancer.This is according to the Public Health Ministry’s Men’s Health Coordinator, Dr Dennis Bassier who at a recent health fair stated that it is important for men to undergo prostate screening.It was explained that the Public Health Ministry recently established the Men’s Health unit in order to bring awareness to the issues which affect men so they can make choices to live healthier lives.“Men’s health is now coming on stream, and one of the main things we face is getting men sensitised on their issues as it relates to their prostate; especially since the prostate is an organ specific to the male population,” expressed Dr Bassier at the Health Fair.“Prostate cancer is quite prevalent but a lot of men are not getting checked on a regular basis; as you get on in age, it starts to become more important in your life,” he noted.“Having regular prostate screenings, the rectal exam, your PSA [Prostate-specific antigen] which is a blood test that can be done to alert you whether something is going on with your prostate or not, getting into a healthcare facility and seeing your doctor with relation to your prostate [are] very important,” the doctor stressed. He also explained that the screening process is simple and should not be feared.“We go in through the rectum with a little glove and lubricated finger of course and the doctor feels your prostate to figure out if it’s enlarged, if it has any nodules, if its irregularly shaped – from that you can have an idea if something is wrong with the prostate,” he posited. It has been said that some males find the examination uneasy; however the Men’s Health coordinator emphasised that it is in the best interest of men to get screened. “That’s in your own best interest, because the blood test does not tell you if you have prostate cancer; there’s the ultra-sound that can be done but that does not tell you if you have prostate cancer; you can get to the “fine needle” which is ultimate to figure out whether your cells are cancerous or not,” he posited.The doctor explained that men from about 40 years old should have a prostate exam done yearly and noted that hereditary issues suggests that you start screening earlier because “you are at a greater disposition of being affected by prostate cancer”.Dr Bassier said this test can be done at health facilities, health posts and hospitals as well. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells, which can invade and spread to distant sites of the body and can have severe health consequences. More than 30 per cent of cancer deaths could be prevented by modifying or avoiding key risk factors. Early detection and diagnosis, and effective treatment help to increase cancer survival rates and reduce suffering. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.last_img read more

GBTI records $1.52B after-tax profit

first_imgThe Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) has recorded a dip in its after-tax profits which, by the end of the year 2017, was $1.520 billion compared to the $2.043 billion in 2016.This is according to the bank’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017, which was published in Guyana Times on Friday; the profit before taxation was $1.881 billion against $2.518 billion. The financial records reflect a 25.5 per cent drop in the taxed profits. It was recorded that the Interest Income last year went down to $5.044 billion against $5.994 billion the previous year; while Interest Expense was $789 million compared to $912 million in 2016. Meanwhile, the Net Interest Income also saw a decline in 2017 with $4.254 billion against $5.082 billion recorded in the previous year.On the other hand, GBTI registered a significant increase in Other Income last year, with $1.626 billion against $1.133 billion in 2016.Furthermore, it was outlined that Operating Expenses also went up to $3.412 billion in 2017 compared to $2.798 billion in the 2016 financial year. Meanwhile, provisioning for bad loans last year was pegged at $587 million against $899 million in 2016.Additionally, the bank’s earnings per share last year declined to 38.02 per cent against 51.09 per cent in 2016. The financial statements further outlined that loans and advances went down to $44.7 billion last year compared to $45.5 billion in 2016.Furthermore, the total deposits in 2017 were recorded at $81.6 billion, compared to $82.8 billion the previous year. Moreover, GBTI paid a total of $600 million in Dividends last year, which reflects a drop from the $680 million paid the previous year.The bank’s financial records also outlined that loss to an unnamed associate company went up to a whopping $620 million in 2017 from a mere $143 million recorded in 2016.In its Interim Financial Report for the period January to June 2017, it was noted that GBTI’s financial performance was, no doubt, due in part to the fraud perpetrated on the bank earlier in the year by gold dealer Siddiqui Rasul who defrauded the bank of some $941 million.GBTI’s Chairman Robin Stoby in May 2017, had told GBTI shareholders that the bank would recover the $941 million lost in a fraudulent transaction allegedly conducted by Rasul.Stoby had said that while, in the short-term, the bank would have to make provisions for the loss, affecting earnings for the year, the Board’s intention was to make an insurance claim for the money, in addition to conducting civil proceedings in an attempt to recover as much of the funds as possible.Rasul, owner of SSS Minerals Trading, was on April 3, 2017, charged with six counts of fraud, wherein it was alleged that between March 21 and March 22, 2017, at Bartica, with intent to defraud, he obtained from GBTI $96 million, $290 million, $89 million, $45 million, $298 million and $138 million by falsely pretending that he had cash in a Citizens Bank account to honour cheques that he had written. Rasul has denied the charges, and has been placed on a total of $3 million bail.last_img read more

Bubbly Mathare look to regain KPL top spot

first_imgComing up against a team they failed to beat last season, Mathare will have their fair share of work cut out, but they will fancy their chances against a side that has struggled to string results, bombarded on the side by immense financial trouble.Nakumatt have lost thrice on the trot and the last time they celebrated victory was February 17 when they won 1-0 away to Nzoia Sugar.But despite their troubles and non-performance, Mathare United skipper George Owino will be expecting an uphill task. The match lands on a special occasion for the defender who will be celebrating his 37th birthday and just like fine wine, has been getting better with age.“It’s difficult to play when you have no money in your pockets and it’s unfortunate that Nakumatt players have been going through that for a long time now. However that does not mean that they are an easy side to beat,” Owino told the club’s official website.Mathare United skipper George Owino celebrates a goal in a past match with teammate Lennox Ogutu. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe adds; “They are an experienced team and we have to approach them cautiously. We have to convert our chances and defend as a team.”Since suffering a 4-3 defeat to AFC Leopards in a match they twice led, Mathare have bounced back to win away to Sony Sugar and at home to Chemelil. It is the same form that the side will be angling to replicate on Wednesday.Nakumatt who are two points off the drop zone will be gunning for maximum points to ease off their chop fears and despite the lack of financial motivation, head coach Anthony Mwangi hopes that the motivation of remaining in the league will be enough to spur them.-Sofapaka take on Nzoia-Meanwhile, Batoto ba Mungu who erstwhile said they were not up to vying for the league crown after a slow start to the season will be facing a tricky Nzoia Sugar side which seems to have found its feet after a stuttering start to the season.Sofapaka coach Sam Ssimbwa reacts during their KPL match against Mathare United. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANzoia have won back to back against Sony and Zoo Kericho and head coach Bernard Mwalala will be eying a third consecutive win, though their form on the road has been a distance from convincing.The Bungoma based side has lost all its three away matches this season (Mathare United, Tusker and Gor Mahia) while their last victory on the travel was in August last year when they beat Nakumatt 2-1 at Ruaraka.Playing on the same pitch, they will be hoping for the same drop of luck.Sofapaka have meanwhile slowly crawled back to the top and sit fourth, three points shy of leaders Gor Mahia. They have not lost in five matches picking 13 points off a possible 15, placing them joint top with Gor on the form table over the last five fixtures.They have won their last three home matches, beating AFC Leopards, Posta Rangers and Tusker FC, results that have left them walking shoulder high in confidence.Last season, they picked four out of six points off Nzoia, winning the second leg 3-1 at home after picking a point in the first leg in Sudi off a 1-1 draw.A win for Sam Ssimbwa’s charges might raise them all the way to second, depending on the result Mathare posts against Nakumatt in the early kick off.-Other fixtures-Posta Rangers coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn other fixtures, a resurgent Posta Rangers will be hosting the star studded Kakamega Homeboyz at the Camp Toyoyo Artificial Turf in Nairobi’s Jericho estate, Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo looking to lift the side on the standings.The mailmen haven’t been convincing enough this season and have enjoyed victory only twice in eight matches, drawing five and losing one.Finishing has been Omollo’s biggest concern for his side especially having scored a paltry eight goals this season, an average of one per game but having put three past Thika United over the weekend, they might be finally firing from all cylinders.Homeboyz, a side bloated with experience has found it tough to post consistent results and their 1-0 win over Bandari over the weekend put behind their backs a poor run of three consecutive losses.Mike Mururi and his men will be eying consistency and a fourth victory of the season that will possibly hoist them to seventh place from 11th.In other ties, Ulinzi Stars will host Vihiga United at the Afraha Stadium while Chemelil will host struggling Thika United at the Chemelil Complex.KPL Midweek fixtures:Nakumatt FC vs Mathare United live on KTN Home from 2PMSofapaka vs Nzoia Sugar FC live on ViuSasa from 4:15PMChemelil Sugar FC vs Thika United – Chemelil Complex – 1PMPosta Rangers vs Kakamega Homeboyz – Camp Toyoyo – 3PMUlinzi Stars vs Vihiga United – Afraha Stadium – 3PM0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mathare United players celebrate their late winner against Nzoia Sugar during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 11, 2018. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 4- With a win over Nakumatt FC on Wednesday afternoon, Mathare United will move back to the top of the Kenyan Premier League standings albeit having played two matches more than prior leaders Gor Mahia.Francis Kimanzi’s charges have had a blistering start to the season and have lost only once in eight matches, amassing 17 out of a possible 24 points. This is huge contrast to their performance last season when at the same stage, they had won only two games.last_img read more


first_imgFixtures:U14’s Tuesday 31 May;N.Columba v Four Masters, Aodh Ruadh v Ardara,Kilcar v N.Brid/Pettigo,Mc Cumhaills v Fanad Gaels,R.Hughes v St.Mary’s Convoy, Termon v R. Emmets,N.Mhuire v N.Conaill,Glenswilly v Cloughaneely,Dongloe v L/Kenny Gaels,Bunsrana v Moville, Burt v Carndonagh,Malin vN. Padraig Iskaheen,Senior Championship 1st leg ,Moville v Glenfin, Intermediate Championship,Ardara v N.Columba,Malin v St Mary’s Convoy,Junior Championship 2nd Leg,Termon v R.Emmets,N.Brid/Pettigo v St. Nauls,Killybegs v N. PadraigLifford,Kilcar v Cloughaneely,Fanad Gaels v Bundoran,R.Hughes v N.Mhuire,Dungloe v Milford,Results.Senior.St. Eunans 1-2 Four masters 2–13,Intermediate,Ardara v N.Co9lumba postponedSt Mary’s Convoy 1-11 Malin 0-4′Junior 1st Leg’N.Conaill 3-9 L/Kenny Gaels 1-7′Milford 5-8 Dungloe 1-7′St Nauls 5-13 N.Brid/Pettigo 1-5′N.Mhuire 4-6 R. Hughes 2-4′N.Padraig/Lifford 2-6 Killybegs1-7.DONEGAL LADIES GAA NOTES was last modified: May 24th, 2011 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe third quarter of the season comes to an end this weekend, and the top two in the First Division go head to head at Ferrycarrig Park with top spot the reward for the winner on Friday night.Only a point separates top of the table Harps and second placed Wexford Youths – although Friday’s hosts do have a game in hand against fourth in the table UCD.As usual, Harps boss Ollie Horgan is expecting another difficult game against a side who he tipped to be the ones to watch in the First Division prior to the start of the season.“Wexford home or away is always a difficult game,” said Horgan. “They turned us over in Ballybofey already and have added further quality to their already strong team in Willie Tyrell, Paul Cahalane, Chris Kenny and Shane Dunne. Asked if he would be happy with the offer of a point now, Horgan answered in the positive.“Of course we would be delighted to take a point from the game, but that is easier said than done,” he said.Last weekend Harps played out a scoreless draw with Athlone Town at Finn Park in a game where they had to play an hour with just ten men after Josh Mailey was red-carded in the first half. All things considered, Horgan was happy with the outcome at the final whistle.“It was a good game despite the scoreline,” he said. “Obviously the sending off didn’t help us but there was no guarantee that we would have won the game even if we had eleven on the pitch as Athlone are a good side. They had their chances in the game – even when we had full compliment of players on pitch.” While Harps were been held by Athlone, Wexford were taking on Shelbourne at Tolka Park and they too produced a scoreless draw. That draw was Wexford’s first deadlock of the season – all other games involving Shane Keegan’s side have finished with a winner in the game.Josh Mailey, because of his red card last weekend, sits the game out through suspension as will Damien McNulty. Packie Mailey injury hit season continues and he again misses out.This will be the eighth meeting of the two sides in the last sixteen months. In the previous seven meetings, only once has the home side emerged victorious – Wexford winning 3-0 in the penultimate game of last season. The other six games have seen three away wins (two for Harps) and three draws.The two meetings this season between the sides have both produced away wins. Thomas McMonagle’s goal was the difference between the sides in the first meeting at Ferrycarrig Park while Wexford ran out 3-1 winners at Finn Park in June.TEAM NEWSSuspended: Josh Mailey, Damien McNulty.Doubtful: Packie Mailey.Injured: None. FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-W-W-L-D (9 pts)Wexford Youths: W-W-W-W-L-D (13 pts)CLASH OF THE TOP TWO AS HARPS FACE WEXFORD YOUTHS was last modified: August 5th, 2015 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:donegalfinn harpswexford youthslast_img read more

England up to sixth in FIFA rankings after run to World Cup semi-finals

first_img 2 2 Germany were woeful in Russia With the Home Nations sides, Wales have dropped once place to 19th, while Northern Ireland and Scotland have both risen by two to 27th and 40th respectively.The Republic of Ireland also go up two positions to 29th.Russia were the best movers after their home World Cup, with the surprise quarter-finalists rising 21 places to 49th.Mohamed Salah’s Egypt were the worst movers, falling 20 places to 65th. Gareth Southgate’s England are ranked as the sixth best team in the world England have moved up six places to sixth in the latest FIFA world rankings.The Three Lions’ brilliant run to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia has seen the nation rise to their highest position since March 2013 – when they were fourth. Gareth Southgate’s side finished the World Cup in fourth place, following their defeat to Belgium in the Bronze medal match.England beat Colombia and Sweden in the knockout stages in Russia, before losing to Croatia in the last-four.World Cup winners France are now the number one team in the world, rising six places, ahead of Belgium in second, Brazil in third, finalists Croatia in fourth and Uruguay in fifth.Meanwhile, Germany have fallen 14 places – from first to 15th – after the defending champions failed to make it out of the group stages in Russia.last_img read more


first_imgHOLLYWOOD actress Sarah Jessica Parker has said that she’d love to move to Donegal permanently and learn how to knit – but she admits such a move is unlikely.The star, her husband Matthew Brodekrick, son James, 8, and two-year-old twins daughters Tabitha and Marion are regular visitors to their holiday home in Kilcar.“Ireland has always been a great getaway,” she said in an interview. “I would love to knit but I am not a good knitter, that’s why I need to learn. I’m decent but I’m not great and I don’t get to do it very much.“I don’t know if it is just a metaphor for doing something less insane. It’s not specific to knitting.“There’s a whole world out there and it’s an interesting, exciting world and I’m sure there’s a lot of satisfaction to be found so one day I will choose to do something different, something else if it’s the right thing for the family.”© 2011, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on anything on SARAH JESSICA PARKER: ‘I’D LOVE TO SETTLE IN DONEGAL – AND LEARN TO KNIT!’ was last modified: December 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:actressdonegalkilcarsarah jessica parkerlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertTwo Letterkenny businesses have joined together to pamper mums for Mothers Day.Arena7 Entertainment Complex in Letterkenny and the well known Magee’s Chemist in Letterkenny have come together in order to ensure Mum has a fantastic Mothers day this Sunday. Arena7 who are a one stop family entertainment venue will be giving away a Free Makeover Voucher courtesy of Magee’s Chemist on Letterkenny’s main street with Sunday lunch.Sunday lunch for adults this Mothers Day is €19.95 and only €7.95 for kids.Customers will also receive ½ price bowling or ½ price entry to Wayne’s World kids adventure centre. Bookings can be made by calling 0749128853 and a great day out for mum is a guarantee.  LETTERKENNY BUSINESSES JOIN FORCES TO PAMPER MUMS was last modified: March 8th, 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:Arena7Mother’s Daylast_img read more

Clippers’ Korolev makes adjustments

first_img Korolev became fluent in English while living in Costa Rica between the ages of 5 and 9 when his father, Igor, played there professionally. He also became fluent in Spanish while in Costa Rica, but never spoke it when he returned to Russia. The 18-year-old says he thinks and dreams in English, but in the past week during training camp he’s heard slang that is new to him. “When I’m around these guys, always speaking English, English, English, I find myself counting in English and I think, ‘Hey, stop that. What are you doing? You’re Russian,”‘ he said. Korolev has been playing with the Clippers’ first team in camp, but that does not mean he’s a starter on the depth chart. His development will likely go slowly this season, but he already may be further along than the Clippers expected. At first, the Clippers considered keeping Korolev overseas this season to develop. But he showed enough skill in the summer to warrant staying with the team. SANTA BARBARA — Some high draft picks make a difficult transition to the NBA by coming straight from high school. Others face a tough adjustment after coming to the United States from overseas. Yaroslav Korolev is experiencing both transitions. The Clippers made Korolev the Russian the country’s highest draft pick ever selected in the NBA draft when they picked the 18-year-old with the 12th overall pick in June. While Korolev has potential, this season is expected to be one of adjustment as he learns to play professional basketball while living in the U.S. and speaking English exclusively. “The real difference for me is that everybody speaks a different language,” Korolev said. “Sometimes I get a little tired of that. And you always, speaking English, sometimes you want to relax. But you have to focus on what you’re saying because sometimes you can say something stupid or something that has a different meaning than you think.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy is a big fan of Korolev’s, seeing that the Russian is 6-foot-9, can be a playmaker and also shoot. The coach says that Korolev must work on his defense, particularly close to the basket, his overall strength and ball-handling. Some may believe that Korolev’s game is completely raw, but that might not be the case. “The difference with our team is that two years ago I would have said he would play for us,” Dunleavy said. “Now I think we’re better than that.” To help ease his off-court transition, Korolev’s father and mother, Svetlana, have come to the U.S. He enjoys Russian-style meals each day, yearns for movies in Russian and craves certain cookies that aren’t sold in U.S. stores. The type of career Korolev enjoys is still to be determined. He isn’t even sure what to expect. “I don’t know,” Korolev said. “It’s really too soon to talk about that. I haven’t even played in a game yet. I don’t want to think of that or talk about it. I just want to see how things go.” – Clippers notes: Corey Maggette was expected to arrive in camp on Saturday, but his arrival was pushed back to today. He missed the start of camp to go to Chicago to be with his mother, who underwent emergency surgery. “He’s just being sure about his mom,” Dunleavy said. … New Clipper Cuttino Mobley has chosen an alternative mode of transportation between the team’s hotel and practice at Santa Barbara City College — bicycling. — Joe Stevens can be reached at (562) 499-1338. 160Want 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