April 20, 2020

Sports Briefs

first_imgPeru to send ex-football boss to US LIMA, Peru (AP): Peru’s president is signing off on the extradition of the country’s former football boss for his alleged involvement in a multibillion-dollar FIFA bribery scandal involving marketing and broadcasting rights. Manuel Burga has been in jail since December as part of the investigation. Peru’s Supreme Court in June had cleared the way for his extradition to the United States (US). President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s decree authorising the move came yesterday. It is not clear when Burga will be sent to the US. Burga oversaw Peru’s football federation for more than a decade until 2014. He has denied any wrongdoing. FIFA youth transfer rules challenged ZURICH, Switzerland (AP): FIFA rules that restrict youth players from being transferred worldwide are being challenged in a Swiss court. Zurich law firm Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwaelte says it filed the case for a 17-year-old player from Africa. It declined to identify him or any European club supporting the case. The case was filed Wednesday in Zurich’s cantonal (state) commercial court. FIFA says it had not been notified. The case argues FIFA rules discriminate against youths from outside the 28-member European Union. FIFA rules limit under-18s being transferred internationally to specific circumstances, such as a player’s family moving for non-football reasons. There are some exemptions for 16- and 17-year-olds to comply with European labour laws. Since 2014, FIFA imposed transfer bans on Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid over youth signings. Bale to have ankle surgery MADRID, Spain (AP): Gareth Bale will need surgery on his right ankle and is expected to be sidelined for at least two months. Real Madrid says Bale will undergo the procedure on Tuesday in London. Bale limped off the field after getting hurt in the second half of Madrid’s 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League next Tuesday. Madrid did not give a timetable for Bale’s recovery, but players who undergo similar procedures are usually out between two and three months. Bale is certain to miss the match against Barcelona on December 3 at the Camp Nou, as well as FIFA’s Club World Cup later in the month.last_img read more

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Father, son on trial for Mahaica accountant murder

first_imgDead: Suresh Nandkishore– other accused died in Camp Street Prison fireThe trial into the 2015 murder of Suresh Nandkishore also called “Ravo” commenced on Tuesday before Justice Navindra Singh and an empanelled 12-member jury at the Georgetown High Court.On trial are 54-year-old Sukhdeo Dharamdat called “Toney” and his son, 25-year-old Eshwardat Dharamdat called “Bruddow”. The men are accused of killing Nandkishore on February 3, 2015, at Handsome Tree, Mahaica Creek. The duo denied the charge against them in court on Tuesday.On February 6, 2015, the older Dharamdat and his two sons Eshwardat and Chaitram Dharamdat made their first court appearance at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court and were charged with the murder of Nandkishore. However, the younger son, Chaitram Dharamdat, was killed in the Camp Street Prison fire back in 2016, leaving the two accused to stand trial.At the trial’s commencement, the two accused were represented by Attorneys Brandon De Santos and Alanna Lall.The State’s case is being led by Prosecutor Tuanna Hardy in association with Abigail Gibbs and Teriq Mohammed.Taking the stand was the deceased brother, Parmanand Nandkishore, who is the prosecution’s star witness. Nandkishore, who is the older brother of the deceased, told the court that at about 11:30h on February 3, 2015, his father, Bhopaul Nandkishore, and the now-dead man asked him to assist them in repairing a fence on their plot of land in the backdam at Mahaica.He further told the jury that about 15 minutes after arriving at the land by boat, the older Dharamdat [Sukhdeo] approached his father inquiring about what they were doing, after which he left. However, after another 15 minutes’ interval, the said accused along with his two sons returned, this time armed with cutlasses shortly after which an argument ensued.The court heard that when the three victims decided to leave the land, the older Dharamdat attacked the deceased, pushing him to the ground where he dealt him a blow to the head using a piece of wood. The older Nandkishore went to his son’s rescue but was also hit in the head by the younger Dharamdat [Eshwardat] and fell into a nearby trench. Meanwhile, Parmanand, who witnessed the attack on his family members, was dealt several cuffs, chops and lashes about his body with a cutlass and a piece of wood by all three of the Dharamdats, during which he pretended to be dead so the attackers would leave.The court was further informed that after the three attackers left, Parmanand left his father and brother behind as he managed to escape and seek help from neighbours.Parmanand Nandkishore related that on February 5, 2015, he was present at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary where he identified the body of his deceased brother.While under cross-examination by the defence lawyer, the witness denied that his now dead brother was armed with a cutlass after a captured video of the incident revealed that the older Dharamdat was heard shouting “why you chap meh”. Nevertheless, Nandkishore maintained that he was the last to see the accused and he sustained no injuries during the altercation.Meanwhile, Bopnarine Singh, a neighbour, who also testified on Tuesday, said that on the day of the incident he received a telephone call from his father, after which he immediately left his home via his motorcar. He informed the court that upon arrival at the Nandkishore’s home he observed Parmanand covered in blood and subsequently transported him to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital where he was admitted a patient.Neurosurgeon, Dr Amarnauth Dukhi, who prepared the medical report for Bhopaul Nandkishore, during his testimony informed the court that the victim suffered from traumatic sub-haemorrhage, short for traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage, which is usually related to severe head injuries and unconsciousness resulting from a rigid hit on the head in cases of car accidents or a fall.The matter is set to continue today with the continuation of testimonies by the remaining witnesses.Accused: Eshwardat Dharamdat (left) and his father Sukhdeo Dharamdatlast_img read more

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LHC launches mental health awareness activities

first_imgThe Mental Health Unit of the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) on Monday launched its Mental Health Awareness Month of activities with a ceremony hosted at the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).May is designated Mental Health Awareness Month and according to the social worker attached to the hospital, Laurette Smith-Gray, the Unit is embarking on sensitising the Linden community about mental illnesses and the involvement of each resident in helping affected persons. Various stakeholders were present during the launch, including members of the Guyana Police Force, who are called upon to assist with mentally ill patients when necessary. Smith-Gray said it is important to network with agencies in dealing with mental health and mental illness.“It is necessary for us to network with all of the agencies in this community. In every agency or every home, it may have someone who might be exposed to some form of mental illness. The more we can enlighten persons, agencies and organisations about incidences of mental illness, the more we can have a better response, the stigma will be reduced and persons will be able to get the necessary help,” she noted.Highlighting a few circumstances where the police are called in, the social worker said in some cases, mentally ill patients can be very unstable and aggressive. She added that recently, there have been complaints from relatives of mentally ill patients about the way their families are being handled, hence the need to have the police on board to understand patients’ behaviours and how they can be dealt with effectively. As such, she said the Unit is presently involved in sensitising the police in terms of dealing with such patients.“Because they aren’t criminals…they have a mental condition, and an understanding of the mental condition will help with a better approach in carrying out their duties”, Smith-Gray said.Also present at the launch were members of the religious community, probation and welfare officers, councillors and regional officials.Presently, there are over 400 active patients enrolled in the LHC Mental Health Clinic.According to information from the clinic, a considerable amount of mentally ill patients was seen at the clinic this year. In January alone, the clinic recorded 133 patients and 107 in February. Medical professionals are presently in the process of rehabilitating a section of the nearby former hospital, which is being converted into a more enhanced, permanent facility in an effort to expand mental health services in the region.last_img read more

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first_imgGAOTH Dobhair’s Neil and Eamon McGee will start in the back-line for Ulster when the province takes on Leinster in Sunday’s M Donnelly interprovincial football final at Croke Park.Mark McHugh is the other Donegal starter in the match, with Michael Murphy – who plays in a Sigerson Cup semi-final for DCU against DIT today (Friday) – not selected in the starting 15.The sides are named below. ULSTER: P McConnell (Tyrone); C McKaigue (Derry), N McGee (Donegal), E McGee (Donegal); A Kernan (Armagh), D Hughes (Monaghan), C McKeever (Armagh); S Cavanagh (Tyrone), D Givney (Cavan); M McHugh (Donegal), M Penrose (Tyrone), J McMahon (Tyrone); J Clarke (Armagh), K Niblock (Antrim), C McManus (Monaghan).LEINSTER (SF panel v Ulster): S Cluxton; G Brennan, P Flynn, MD Macauley, C OSullivan, B Brogan ( Dublin), K Lillis (Laois), M Quinn, B Gilleran, S McCormack (Longford), R Barry, G Molloy, B Malone, A Flynn (Wexford), J Heslin, D Dolan (Westmeath), J Sheridan (Meath), P Keenan, N Gallagher (Louth), J Stafford (Wicklow), B Kavanagh, B Murphy (Carlow), B O’Connor (Offaly). GAELIC GAMES: McGEE BROTHERS TO START FOR ULSTER IN FINAL CLASH WITH LEINSTER was last modified: February 22nd, 2013 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:GAELIC GAMES: McGEE BROTHERS TO START FOR ULSTER IN FINAL CLASH WITH LEINSTERlast_img read more