EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rookie cornerback Grant Haley could not have picked a better time to be elevated from the practice squad to the New York Giants’ roster.The Giants (1-5) are heading to Atlanta to play the Falcons (2-4) on Monday night.It’s home for Haley and he is going to see the women who inspires him — his mother, Dr. Carla Neal-Haley. She is a pediatrician, an internist and a battler.For the past five or six years, Neal-Haley has been fighting a rare liver disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). It damages the bile ducts and causes the liver to deteriorate over time. There is no cure. She needs a new liver.“We’ve been working on that, finding different donors, having people tested,” Haley said Thursday before going out to practice. “It’s been important to me to reach out and use my social media presence to help in any way possible. She has been my biggest supporter and there for everything I have been through. For me as a son, it’s only right for me to do the same.”Neal-Haley had open heart surgery in January and her condition now makes her eligible to get a new liver.There is a Facebook page aimed at finding a donor (@liverforcarla).Haley said his mother still goes to work every day, although one of her new jobs is finding tickets for Monday night. The family needs about 10 and probably more for friends.If active, the game will be his NFL debut.“With the family there, this is special,” said Haley, who also has a younger brother and sister. “My mom, she is excited. She is looking for tickets. She has been loving and supporting. Now for a moment like this, it’s special for her, everything she is going through. I am in a blessed position and I can’t be more thankful for the opportunity.”Haley, whose father, Leon Jr., is a dean at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, has overcome some adversity to get into this position. He was not drafted and signed with the Giants as a free agent. He had a good training camp and was in the final cuts. The Giants immediately added him to the practice squad, where the minimum salary was $7,600 weekly.He will make more than $28,000 weekly on the 53-man roster.Being on the 10-man practice squad was an adjustment after training camp.“I looked at the situation and you get to go against Odell (Beckham Jr.) and Shep (Sterling Shepard) every day, why not take advantage of that and continue to grow your skillset?” Haley said. “Once I did that, then it started being fun out there and normal. I’m glad I used that as a growing experience to be ready when my number was called.”Haley was at MetLife Stadium for the Giants’ home games and watched the away contests on television. It admittedly was a strange feeling after starting 36 of 49 games at Penn State. All he could do was root for his teammates.He took notes though and worked hard. Now he might get a chance to go against receiver Julio Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan, guys he watched on television when he was home in Atlanta.“Mom will definitely be there,” Haley said.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL New York Giants cornerback Grant Haley speaks with reporters inside the NFL football team’s locker room, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. Haley could not have picked a better time to be elevated from the practice squad to the Giants’ roster. The Giants are heading to Atlanta to play the Falcons on Monday night. It’s home for Haley and he is going to see the women who inspires him, his mother, Dr. Carla Neal-Haley. She is a pediatrician, an internist and a battler. (Tom Canavan/Associated Press)
Mark Aston has kept the core squad together that have been a part of the last few European Championships and the players that qualified for the tournament last Autumn.The evergreen Liam Finn and Scott Grix lead the side as captain and vice-captain with over 20 years of experience now playing for Ireland.Irish-born NRL and Super League giant James Hasson leads an impressive pack that includes youngsters like Brad Singleton, the King brothers and Joe Philbin of Warrington who impressed in the qualifiers. Read more at rlwc2017.comIreland Rugby League World Cup 2017 squad: Liam Finn (c), Scott Grix (vc), James Hasson, Kyle Amor, Liam Kay, Will Hope, Oliver Roberts, Ed Chamberlain, George King, Toby King, Joe Keyes, Joe Philbin, Jack Higginson, Anthony Mullally, Tyrone McCarthy, Brad Singleton, Micky McIlorum, Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook, Api Pewhairangi, Matty Hadden, Shannon McDonnell, Casey Dunne, James Kelly, Alan McMahon, Mikey Russell (Travelling Reserve)
The Balearic made self-criticism after his previous victory against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis and warned that he should improve his level to keep the intact options of raising what would be his second crown in the Australian ‘major’.He overcame the pending task set by the player himself after overwhelming the Spaniard with a repertoire of impossible shots, especially winning parallel rights, and blunt services.Carreño only maintained a serve during the first round and the closest he was to surprise the world number one service was after achieving two points in the first game of the clash.In addition, the positive point that Nadal highlighted from his insufficient victory against Delbonis, the service, once again became one of his main weapons after not granting any break ball in the entire game for the second time in a row.Regarding the second round, Nadal took the first eight points to impress even more an impotent Carreño who saw the slope of the comeback more and more inclined.He closed the second set of Manacor for another forceful 6-2 and the Gijon took air for the first time to at least compete from you to you and feel the rhythm of the game from the fundamental equation in tennis to maintain your service and Fight returns.However, the unleashed version of the Manacori again broke a disciplined Carreño who could not, after the defeat, match his performance the previous year when he lost to Japanese Kei Nishikori in the fourth round. Image: Reuters Rafael Nadal improved his version with respect to his first two games in Melbourne Park and overwhelmed his compatriot Pablo Carreño in the third round of the Australian Open after endorsing a forceful 6-1, 6-2 and 6-4 in a match that reached the Hour and forty minutes.It has been the best match of the tournament so far for me and I am very happy about it. It is very good news for me that I am in the round of 16, Nadal said after the conclusion of the clash. 01/25/2020 – 8:36 The Balearic won his friend and compatriot in three sets (6-1, 6-2 and 6-4)
North West St Ann, Eastern St Andrew, among other constituencies, are areas of concern for Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) spokesperson, Kamina Johnson Smith, who indicated that she was extremely concerned about the slow pace at which the voting process was going. Speaking with The Gleaner a short while ago, she used the opportunity to encourage electors to be patient, indicating that she was still confident of a victory. “We are having lots of complaints of chronic slow voting, in particular Central St Mary, Eastern Hanover, North West St Ann, Eastern St Andrew, South West St Elizabeth, and Northern Clarendon. We are also hearing about intimidation at the Harbour View Primary School,” Johnson Smith stated. “In respect to the slow voting, I would just love to get the message out to the people that if they are in the line, they should really try to be patient with the process. Even if it’s a little frustrating, they should take the time. If you are in the line at 5 o’clock, you are still entitled to vote. I encourage voters to stick to it.”
Richard White and Glenn Lawrence were the toast of the ninth annual Couples Negril Charity Golf Tournament, which was held at the Negril Hills Golf Club in Westmoreland on Sunday.The pair, who carded the best overall net score, won the two-man scramble event ahead of Errol Williams and Dennis Jones, and Glenroy Walker and Murine Blake.”It was a competitive challenge and, at the end, it feels good to come out on top,” said Lawrence.”We have been close in previous years, but this year, we said we wanted to win, and played to win.”The tournament, which attempted and raised $1.2m for a number of local charities in the area, also had other sectional winners. Top among them was the best-overall gross score and closest to the pin challenges. Ian Royal and Steve Richards took home the gross score title, while many-time national female champion Maggie Lyn was one of four closest to the pin victors. The others were Bobby Vertullo, Donald Anderson and Maurice Foster.Lyn, who pointed out that the tournament is one that she always looks forward to participating in, said she wanted to do better this year.”The greens were very challenging as we are not used to the greens being so slow,” said Lyn.”We had to really put a lot of emphasis in our shots, and when we tried to hit it hard, it wasn’t easy to put. But, overall, the course was in good condition, and we enjoyed it.”Lawrence, meanwhile, who is also chief executive officer of Couples Negril, said he was pleased with the staging of the event.”It is good to see again a good turn-out for what is a worthy cause,” he said.”We take giving back to our community very seriously, and to know that lives will be changed as a result of this tournament makes us feel good.”The charities that are slated to benefit from this year’s event are Clifton Boys’ Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, and Grange Hill Primary School, also in the parish.Main sponsors of the event include Digicel Solutions, Cable and Wireless, Caribbean Producers, Inter-Brand, VIP Attractions, NCB, and First Caribbean Bank.
An important request that would have exonerated four dismissed managers of Forestry Development Authority (FDA) and a senior surveyor of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy on trial for misuse of sixty-one Private Use Permits (PUPs) in an amount of US$6m has been rejected by Judge Peter W.Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court ‘C.The defense counsels’ request was intended to cancel the testimonies of the prosecution’s key witness, James Dorbor Jallah and a report of the Presidential Special Independent Investigation Body (SIIB) which recommendation charged the dismissed Managing Director, Moses Wogbeh and four other co-defendants.Witness Jallah was the chairman of the SIIB and his recommendation was one of the key reasons for which the Liberian government charged the defendants for their individual roles in the illegal issuing of PUPs that authorized several logging companies to operate on 2.5 million hectares of farmland in five of the 15 counties.They have denied the claim.They contended in their request to cancel prosecution witness Jallah’s testimonies and his committee’s report that the committee failed to question the accused during the administrative investigation of their rights to be informed of the nature of the investigation, their right to legal counsel, their rights to remain silent and that whatever statement made by them would be used in a criminal prosecution.In Jallah’s testimonies, he admitted that during their investigations with the defendants, his committee failed to meet those legal requirements, which the defense team later used to seek the court’s approval to have them cancelled from being part of the prosecution’s evidence against them.Section 2.2 of the Criminal Procedure Law, provides that “a police officer or other employee of this country shall not interrogate, interview, examine or otherwise make inquires of a person accused or suspected of an offense, or request any statement from him, including the confession of guilt without informing him of the nature of the offense for which he is accused or suspected; the right to a counsel why making any statement or admission; the right to remain silent and that any statement made will be used against him.”Denying the defense team’s request, Judge Gbeneweleh explained that the defense did not object to the making of the SIIB investigative report, which he said, was testified to, identified and confirmed by the prosecution witness.“Granted that the defendants were entitled to legal counsel during the committee’s investigation, the defense team failed and neglected to object to the report, but allowed it as one of the evidences by the prosecution to the court,” Judge Gbeneweleh said.The most unfortunate part of the request is that the defense team raised it after it had cross examined the witness on his statement and the entire report and the court had allowed it to be part of the prosecution’s evidence.Judge Gbeneweleh further ruled that the “SIIB investigative report cannot be stricken out on grounds that it lacks probative value as argued by the defense team on grounds that it is the juror in the jury trial or the judge in a bench trial as in this case that has the prerogative to determine the weight, credibility and probative value of the said report.”According to him, the mandate of the committee was not to conduct a criminal investigation that fraudulent activities were uncovered at the FDA, stressing, “The SIIB recommends to the Ministry of Justice and the LACC for further investigation.”“The defendants before the committee were not accused for the commission of crimes which were subject for the investigation. The statue provides that an accused for the commission of criminal offense shall be given the right to be represented by a legal counsel, the right to remain silent and that whatever statement made by them will be used against them in a court of law in a criminal proceeding,” he added. The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Batavia Village, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) launched its Village Council elections campaign at the Batavia Primary School on Wednesday, and prospective Toshaos had the opportunity to present their manifestos to the residents.At the launching ceremony, the current Toshao, Eyon Boyal outlined the successes and challenges of his six-year tenure as village leader.Toshao Boyal stressed the importance of developing a manifesto that spoke to the development of the community and its people. This, he said, will serve as a guide for them, and also boost candidates’ chances at captivating the hearts of the people.Following Toshao Boyal’s presentation, the other nominees then delivered their manifestos. Ralph Jeffrey, who was the first, made several important suggestions for development in the areas of health, education, mining, social cohesion, alcohol and drug abuse, and water, among others.Oren Williams, who was next to present his manifesto, presented a clear and concise plan for village development over the next five years. Some areas he addressed were the resuscitation of Village Sub-Groups, revitalisation of sports, village land election, improved connectivity through road networks, construction of a multipurpose meeting hall, realisation and operation of the ICT Hub, mining, village signboards, Indigenous Heritage site, and an ancestry monument.The final presentation was done by Royston Rodrigues, whose village development plan focused on upgrading education and health delivery, youth and sports, the Nature Park, bridges and also the establishment of a women’s sewing group.Following the presentation of each manifesto, the nominees were asked to present a copy to the Village Council. The nominees were then informed that they were now free to use whatever means to get their messages across to the villagersVillage elections are expected to be held on May 21, 2018, in all Indigenous communities throughout the country.
Deon Brown and Trevon Alleyne were both sentenced to one year’s imprisonment each on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after being found guilty of a breaking and entering charge.Deon BrownTrevon AlleyneThe two men were jointly charged in April and were on trial before Magistrate Annette Singh, who handed down the sentence. She found that the prosecution provided sufficient evidence for a conviction. The charge detailed that between April 26 and 27, 2019, at Lot 104 Regent Road, Bourda, Georgetown, Brown, 38, a mason of Lot 207 Charlotte Street, Georgetown, and Alleyne, 20, broke and entered the business place of Vivekananda Ramoutar and stole a number of items worth $1.2 million.Both men had denied the charge. The prosecution’s case contended that on April 27, Police ranks, acting on information received, went to the location, where it was discovered that the business had been broken into and the ranks found the two men on the premises with the articles. They were arrested and charged. Brown in his defence told the court that he resides next door to the business, in a house with eight other persons. He added that he woke up and saw four cops standing over him, asking him for the stolen items. He further indicated to the court that the ranks went into the upper flat of the house and brought down a battery and nipper. The man said he was arrested along with the other occupants of the home, but the others were later released. Alleyne in his defence said that he saw a battery outside the premise and took it.
We believe there isn’t a detour around the accident scene using Highway 97.When we get more information we will pass along an update. UPDATE 3 – It is now being said that the estimated time of reopening will be Wednesday, July 13, 12:00am although this is with low confidence. Check this link on DriveBC.ca after 10pm for another update.UPDATE 2 – As of 8:30pm the road block was still in place and the flag person said there is no known time of reopening the highway. Drivers are advised to be aware of the road block and to take the detour right away to aviod getting stopped.- Advertisement -UPDATE – Drivebc.ca says there is a detour using the 256 road and the Beatton Park road also known as the 271 road.The Alaska Highway is closed at Mile 62 after a serious collision.The RCMP haven’t released a lot of information about the incident, but have confirmed two vehicles were involved in the collision.The RCMP expect the road will be closed for most of the evening. The collision occurred just before 6 p.m., Tuesday.Advertisement
QPR manager Harry Redknapp is optimistic that the club can agree a new contract with prolific forward Charlie Austin.Austin signed a three-year deal when he joined QPR back in August 2013 and the club are now hoping to agree terms on a new long-term contract.The 25-year-old has been one of the star performers for the west London club this season and was among the scorers once again as he helped his team to a crucial 3-2 win over fellow strugglers Leicester last Saturday.And Redknapp is now convinced the club’s board will negotiate terms with Austin and hopes there is a positive outcome.Redknapp said: “Everyone wants to keep Charlie here. I’m sure they’ll speak to him. It’s not up to me, I don’t get involved. I don’t know how long he’s got left on his contract.“He has been doing well and he needs to keep doing well. He is capable of getting 20 goals this season. He is full of confidence, playing well and is happy here.”Redknapp also confirmed that he would love to strike a deal to sign England striker Jermain Defoe from Toronto but it depends on the transfer fee.He added: “It depends how much it costs. If it’s too expensive we can’t so it. I love him but it depends what the deal is.” Charlie Austin in action for QPR 1