first_imgKINGSTON: For his outstanding leadership in guiding Leicester City to its first Barclays Premier League title, telecommunications firm Digicel, one of the main sponsors of the country’s senior men’s national senior football team, salutes Reggae Boy Wes Morgan on the club’s historic achievement. Describing it as “another proud achievement for Jamaica”, Digicel CEO, David Butler, is in high praise for the champion captain. “Against all odds, as captain, Wes Morgan demonstrated solid determination and the will to win in leading his team to a modern-day fairytale ending. Leicester’s accomplishment will go down as one of the greatest achievements in sport and we are so proud that it happened under the captaincy of a Jamaican,” said Butler. The inspirational defender is known for drumming up support globally for the Reggae Boyz, especially during the lead up to tackling other teams vying to qualify for the World Cup. In March, Morgan attended the handover ceremony at Digicel’s headquarters in Kingston, where the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) received another US$3 million (nearly J$350 million) towards the development of various national teams, including the Reggae Boyz, as they take on the Road to Russia. Morgan had tweeted a photo from the event with six other team members to further attract global support for the mission. Digicel is hoping that Morgan becoming the first Jamaican international football player to win the Barclays Premier League will add a fresh motivation to the national team. “This will surely lift the spirits of the Reggae Boyz as they prepare for the Copa America tournament and another important series of qualifying games. When Wes is a champion, Jamaica is a champion,” Butler praised.last_img read more

first_imgA €280,000 sum given to a Donegal husband and wife by their “dear” and “naive” friend was a loan sought by the wife with no specified repayment date and not an unsolicited “gift”, a High Court judge has ruled.The “real tragedy” stems from the reaction of Jacqueline and John Keenaghan when Fidelma ‘Della’ Kerrigan sought repayment in 2014 of the loan made by her in August 2010, Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy said. The €280,000 was one-third of a €750,000 compensation sum secured by Ms Kerrigan about two weeks earlier over serious personal injuries suffered by her in a road accident in 2002 in which her father died.The judge accepted evidence of Della Kerrigan and her sister Celine that, in the months leading up to the settlement, Jacqueline Keenaghan, whose architect husband’s business was in serious difficulty due to the financial recession and who was very friendly with the sisters, broached the possibility of Della helping her out of the settlement proceeds and assured Della she would pay back “every penny”.Ms Kerrigan had agreed in principle to help out her “dear friend” and Celine was an enthusiastic supporter of her sister’s decision to do.Rather than acknowledge their debt, the Keenaghan’s chose to deny it and, thereby, “at least by implication”, cast doubt on the honesty of Della and her sister Celine, the judge said.“It was Jacqueline Keenaghan’s denial of the true circumstances of this loan that ruptured this friendship,” she said.“The Kerrigans saw this denial for what it was, an enormous breach of trust”.For full story see https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/money-given-to-donegal-couple-by-naive-friend-was-loan-not-gift-court-rules-37714146.htmlMoney given to Donegal couple by ‘naive’ friend was loan not gift was last modified: January 17th, 2019 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:BallyshannondonegalKerrigansLoanlast_img read more

first_imgHuman Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, on Thursday, felicitated the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) achievers in the fields of academics, sports and science.According to a press release, meritorious students along with their parents were invited for a three-day event involving a heritage walk, preparation of an e-book and participation in the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Red Fort. The group included 0.1 per cent students from every subject with declared parental income less than Rs 50, 000 per annum (877 students); top students who were part of 24 teams of science exhibition – 2013 (48 students) and students who excelled in CBSE sports competitions-2013 (149 students).A personally signed message by the prime minister was given to the awardees that had arrived from 20 states and belonged to various disciplines such as Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Carom, Football, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kho-Kho, Rope Skipping, Skating, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga, and Aerobics.A total of 1, 074 students were invited. Due to the candidates’ pre-planned academic schedule, the board received confirmation from 515 students including 404 from academics, 95 from sports and 16 from science exhibition.Recently, the HRD Ministry has also announced an increase of 40 per cent in the stipend for student apprentices.last_img read more