President Granger to attend Commonwealth Heads’ Meeting in London

first_imgPresident David Granger will be attending the 25th Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations, slated for April 16-20, 2018 in London, and to be held under the theme, “Towards a Common Future”.This was announced today by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, during a post-Cabinet press conference.The president will be accompanied by Second Vice President and Minister ofPresident David GrangerForeign Affairs, Carl Greenidge; Director General Audrey Waddell, and Guyana’s High Commissioner to London, Frederick Hamley Case.President Granger will emphasize Guyana’s role in, and contribution to, the green agenda of the Commonwealth.“It will be pointed out that 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Iwokrama Reserve. It will also be recalled that Guyana has dedicated approximately 700,000 hectares of protected area on Konashen, the home of our Wai-Wai people in the South Rupununi, in the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy,” Minister Harmon pointed out.Guyana will, therefore, use the opportunity of the Heads of Government Meeting to continue its leadership role in the establishment of the green agenda in the Commonwealth, even as the country seeks to establish a green economy and state as a model of development.According to the State Minister, the 2018 meeting is likely to orient the Commonwealth towards a more proactive and relevant global role as this relates to increasing global turbulence and unease.last_img read more

Gor Mahia is Kenya’s Man City, says Kerr

first_img0Shares0000The tactician, a former Leeds United player told Capital Sport he watched several EPL matches during the December holidays while back in his native United Kingdom and was attracted more to City’s style.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 27- Dylan Kerr has likened his Gor Mahia squad to runaway English Premier League leaders Manchester City, saying the two teams possess a similar playing style and believes his squad can match up the Citizens man to man.The tactician, a former Leeds United player told Capital Sport he watched several EPL matches during the December holidays while back in his native United Kingdom and was attracted more to City’s style. “Back here, we are faced with tough matches everyday because teams tend to play with 10 men behind the ball against us. It is the same in England with Man City and I watched how they break teams down and it is something similar to what we do,” Kerr said.“We are on a similar style which I was pleased to see. Yes, there is a great difference in terms of monetary value. The Man City squad is worth hundreds of billions and my players are worth maybe Sh10million,” he added.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“But in terms of player quality and technical ability, my players could match Man City anytime of the day; we showed it against Everton and hopefully we can show it again,” Kerr further claimed.The tactician beams with confidence that Gor will replicate City’s dominance in England back at Kenya, but has admitted they will be faced with a tougher season.“All of the tournaments we are playing are a priority to me; otherwise I would be on a plane back to England tomorrow. We have had a very good pre-season period and looking at the players, I think we are ready. It is going to be tougher but we are up for it,” the coach noted.Kerr begins his first full season at Gor Mahia on Sunday when he leads the club for the defence of their KPL Super Cup title at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru against arch rivals AFC Leopards.-Field strong squad-Gor Mahia forward George Blackberry Odhiambo celebrates after scoring against AFC Leopards in the Mashemeji Derby on May 7, 2017. PHOTO/ Raymond MakhayaK’Ogalo have won four of the last eight Super Cup games and are seeking a fifth title.Kerr has admitted he would have had ‘different thinking’ on the squad for the match which he says is just like a practice game, but admitted he will field a very strong squad noting it’s a local derby and he would want a perfect gift for the fans.“I know how big it is for the fans and my perspective (of the game) has changed. I must admit that if it was any other club, the team selection would be different, but I know how big this is for the fans and it is important.“We have to go to the game confident, with a good tempo and hopefully get a win,” the tactician beamed.Harun Shakava (right) will be the Gor Mahia Captain replacing Musa Mohammed who moved to Albanian side FK Tirana.Gor will head into the fixture without influential Captain Musa Mohammed and midfielder Kenneth Muguna who left for Albanian second tier side KF Tirana.However, Kerr is confident that the club will move on positively without the two, adding that he is pleased Mohammed has landed a new challenge after an extended period at the club.“We have made some good signings. We got the four players that I wanted in the positions I had identified. It’s no big loss,” the coach offered.Gor Mahia will be seeking to win a record 17th KPL title. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAApart from retaining the KPL title, the Briton’s other big target is doing well in the CAF Champions League, hoping to steer the club into the group stages. He has however admitted it will not be an easy task.“It is going to be tough for us but we have to take or chances. I have tried to find info about the Equatorial Guinea team but I can’t find anything on them. It is frustrating to plan without information,” he says.“If we make it to the second round there is a possibility of meeting Esperance and I have quite a number of clips and games. They are a very good and difficult team but we have to plan, prepare and make sure the players look at the bigger picture of the group stages opening bigger doors,” the tactician further noted.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

£150m raid! Man United’s ‘new spine’ – four world class players the Red Devils could sign

first_img Man United’s new centre-back? Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos – To find out which other players could form a formidable new spine for United, click the yellow arrow above, right – Sergio Ramos made the starting line-up for Spain when they won Euro 2008 and 2012, as well as the 2010 World Cup, and has made 445 appearances for Spanish giants Real Madrid, since he joined from Sevilla in 2005. The experience and success the 29-year-old has under his belt would make him a solid candidate for United’s defensive reinforcements. Van Gaal is eager to push for the move, and allegedly will only let goalkeeper David De Gea go to Real if Ramos is part of the deal. Man United’s new midfield general? Bayern’s Bastian Schweinsteiger. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see other potential huge names United could sign – He’s been instrumental in Bayern Munich’s side, and won his eighth league title with the side in May. Schweinsteiger also lifted the world cup last year, and the Champions League trophy in 2013 – so Louis van Gal is undoubtably interested in signing the star midfielder, especially at the quoted £7.5m price tag that’s around his neck along with all his silverware. Man United’s new goalkeeper? Ajax’s Jasper Cillessen. Click the yellow arrow, right, to see other potential huge names United could sign. – Holland’s number one when Van Gaal held the reins of the Dutch national team, Jasper Cillessen, has emerged as the most likely shot-stopper to step in for David de Gea – who is set to leave for Real Madrid this summer. His current club, Ajax, value him at close to £18m, which shouldn’t be a problem for the Red Devils should they get a good fee for De Gea. 4 4 4 Manchester United are ready to spend big again this summer, as Louis van Gaal seeks to build a new spine for a team fans are hoping will challenge for the Premier League title once again.With David de Gea potentially signing for Real Madrid, Radamel Falcao on his way to Chelsea and Michael Carrick entering the twilight years of his career, United’s Dutch manager has plenty of squad issues to address.But the club’s return to the Champions League (qualifiers) and an increase in Premier League TV revenue will boost Van Gaal’s transfer kitty, with another £150m splurge rumoured to be in the offing.Above, talkSPORT looks at four players who could provide a new world class spine at Old Trafford.Who would you like to see form United’s new spine? Comment below! 4 Man United’s new striker? Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema – Another star that’s rumoured to be a makeweight in Real’s scramble for Manchester United’s shot stopper, De Gea, is Karim Benzema. Following the departure of Radamel Falco, United and Van Gaal are looking to recruit a new, proven goal scorer to lead their front-line and the French international is an obvious choice. The 27-year-old has now established himself as one of the world’s best forwards, and the lethal finisher could prove to be the 20-goal-a-season frontman that United lacked in their last campaign.last_img read more