Rivoli, Cavalier relegated from Red Stripe Premier League

first_imgHumble Lion, led by a brace from striker Levaughn Williams, snatched the last semi-final position in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football competition with a 2-0 victory over Rivoli United at Effortville Community Centre in May Pen, Clarendon, yesterday.While Humble Lion will continue the fight for the title, defeat confirmed Rivoli United as one of two teams which have been relegated to their parish league.Williams fired his team into the last four with goals in the 13th and 78th minutes.Humble Lion finished fourth with 50 points. Promoted Portmore United (61) topped the standings ahead of Arnett Gardens (60) and Montego Bay United (59), the other three semi-final qualifiers.Cavalier Soccer Club is the other team that will not be in the RSPL next season, as they too were demoted following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Tivoli Gardens at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex on the last day.Andre McFarlane netted the all-important goal in the 17th minute.DEFENDER EJECTEDCavalier ended the game with 10 players after defender Jeffrey Grant received two yellow cards and was ejected in the 90th plus two minutes.Tivoli’s head coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey, who returned to the club two months ago with the club languishing in the relegation zone, said he did the job and will now focus on his music career.”I have accomplished the job of saving Tivoli from relegation. My main aim was to make certain Tivoli was safe for next season,” Bailey told The Gleaner.”Well, I have steadied the ship and have now officially retired from coaching and will focus on my music career,” the veteran entertainer emphasised.On the other hand, Cavalier’s head coach Rudolph Speid blamed missed chances for his team loss and relegation to next season’s KSAFA Super League.”We got chances, but did not score. They scored a soft goal, so we lost the game. We have been in the league for four years, so we’ll just have to come back,” Speid added.Yesterday’s ResultsTivoli Gardens 1 Cavalier SC 0UWI FC 2 FC Reno 1Waterhouse 3 Boys’ Town 0Portmore United 1 Arnett Gardens 3Montego Bay United 2 Harbour View 0Humble Lion 2 Rivoli United 0last_img read more

Nursing Board Reviews 5-Year Strategic Plan

first_imgA forum aimed at reviewing a five year (2012-2017) strategic plan of the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM) has begun in Monrovia.The five-day gathering will focus on political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal issues. The forum is expected to also analyze and strengthen the weaknesses, opportunities and eliminate threats posed to the sector.Other areas to be considered will include the LBNM’s vision, mission and core value, guiding principles as well as key results and strategic goals. Professor Sebalda Leshabar, Dean of Nursing and Midwifery at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, underscored the important role nurses play in the health sector and as such the strategic plan of the LBNM must be given key attention by its members.Dr. Leshabar, who is also facilitating the five-day midterm review, cautioned the participants to take keen interest in the strategic plan as they go through the discussions.She told the participants to get involved in the process and continue to collaborate with other partners, particularly lawmakers, to ensure that the plan becomes workable.LBNM’s Board Chairperson, Ms. Cecelia A. Morris, said the plan is to ensure continual improvement of service to the public in anticipation of future public needs and evaluation of performance.“It is also intended to create an environment that will allow professional and career development so that nurses and midwives are able to use their skills to enhance the patient experience, while working with their partners in health and social care,” Madam Morris indicated.Liberia’s Chief Nursing Officer, Mrs. Musu Washington, who was proxy for Health Minister Bernice Dahn, pledged the Ministry’s support, working with the LBNM to improve the professional and ethical skills of nurses across the country.The strategic plan was developed by the Ministry of Health, Deans of Universities, Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and local health training institutions.It was established in 1949 under the Nurse Practice Act of 1948. The Board began actual activities in 1952, when it started licensing practical nurses and midwives who were admitted as auxiliary members.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

IS THIS THE END OF DONEGAL PROTESTS? JUST ONE MUM, 3 CHILDREN TAKE ON MINISTER

first_imgMinister Rabbitte confronted at the Radisson this evening. Pic Northwest News Pix/Joe BolandJUST four people turned out this evening to protest at the presence of natural resources minister Pat Rabbitte on a visit to Donegal – and three of them were children.Just Corina McCallig and her children Nikita (10), six-year-old Ethan and little daughter Emily, who is three, bothered to protest outside the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny.The minister was in the town the mark the ending of work on a new high-powered electricity line finishing at a switching station in Glenties. Protest groups – and farmers – had opposed the 110 kilovolt line, claiming it had ruined the countryside.However Eirgrid and the Minister have insisted Donegal needs stable power supply to help attract jobs and investment to the county.Ms McCallig had somehow gotten her hands on an election poster belonging to Fine Gael councillor Terence Slowey – and turned it into a protest poster against Irish Water.“I’m still here,” she said when asked why so few people were continuing to protest against water and property taxes. “I won’t stop protesting. This government has sold us all down the river. They’ve taxed our homes, sold off our water and sold off our gas and oil and natural resources.”She then turned on the Minister when he arrived, heckling him. She told him: “You’ve sold all our natural resources Minister. My children will have to leave this country because of you.”Minister Rabbitte, who is expected to be axed from the Cabinet in the upcoming reshuffle, said he was doing what was in the interests of the country.But why so few protests now in Donegal?“I’m here with my children,” said the mother of three. “I won’t stop speaking up for our children.”There was a significant Garda presence in the area, but no real protest to police. Just one Garda stood alongside the mother and her children.IS THIS THE END OF DONEGAL PROTESTS? JUST ONE MUM, 3 CHILDREN TAKE ON MINISTER was last modified: June 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalGardaiGlentiesletterkennyMinisterpat rabbitteprotestlast_img read more