Flow powers confident KC at Champs tour

first_imgCoach Neil Harrison’s confidence was clear: “We are ready. We were born ready.”That’s the message he is sending as it relates to his Kingston College (KC) charges’ readiness for the fast-approaching ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships.Harrison was speaking at an entertaining Journey to Champs stop in which telecommunications and cable company FLOW boosted KC’s coffers with $200,000 towards their sports development and sports programme at the institution’s Elleston Road Campus, which houses grades seven to nine, yesterday.Over the past three weeks, FLOW has stopped by three schools – Jamaica College, Hydel, and now, KC.The next stops for the FLOW Champs tour are Girls’ champions’, Edwin Allen High, next Tuesday, and Boys’ champions, Calabar, on March 11.The championships’ title sponsor, GraceKennedy, was also on hand to distribute gift bags, refreshment, prizes and nutritional advice to the students.The exciting day included entertainer Bugle releasing a number of hits from his catalogue. There were entertaining dancing battles and lyrical battles between students and FLOW dancers, while former KC students Elli the Viner and Prince Pine entertained and chanted the school’s motto to much jubilation.FLOW’s Whitney Fennell, who is in charge of retail sales, who himself is a Fortis old boy, rallied his former school ahead of Champs.”FLOW believes that the future of this country rests with young people, and we will all be supporting our youngsters, so we will always power our footballers and our athletes in whatever sport they choose,” Fennell outlined.Meanwhile, dean of discipline of the North Street campus Ainsworth Walker jolted the crowd with: “KC, KC, KC … Fortis forever!””I think we are prepared to win Champs, barring injuries. We only have one serious injury in the Class One with Chadwick Brown, and hopefully, he will recover,” Walker told The Gleaner in an interview.”We stand a great chance; they (athletes) just need to be consistent in their training and be advised about their physical and mental state, and once they find a twitch, they should take it serious,” he continued.Ironically, GraceKennedy’s digital media officer, Dwayne Extol, who helped to dethrone KC of the championships at Wolmer’s Boys in 2010, said: “Calabar by far looks impressive all season, JC are dark horses, as they are well-rounded and look a strong unit this year,” Extol pointed out.last_img read more

Mickelson salutes Woods win

first_imgATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFPPhil Mickelson led the praise for Tiger Woods after the former world number one ended a five-year title-drought with victory at the Tour Championship here Sunday.Mickelson, who will face Woods in a lucrative head-to-head shoot-out in Las Vegas in November, said he had never doubted that the 14-time major winner would add to his collection of PGA Tour titles. ADVERTISEMENT The victory lifts Woods tally to 80 PGA Tour titles and just three wins shy of becoming the most successful player in the history of the PGA Tour.Mickelson meanwhile said he is looking forward to joining up with Woods for this week’s Ryder Cup in Versailles, despite a disappointing showing in Atlanta which saw him finish on 13 over par.“It was not the week here I would have liked heading into any big tournament but next week in France is going to be totally different with different grass, different course and different everything so we’ll see,” Mickelson said.“It’s going to be a special week and with Patrick (Reed) and I playing together today we were talking about it and it’s going to be a fun and exciting week.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “He’s played such good golf all year that it is just not surprising,” Mickelson said.“Tiger’s played so well on a very difficult golf course and we almost kind of expected it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We never doubted he woud not win again, not from what I’ve seen he’s been swinging the club and the way he’s being playing.“It was just a matter of time.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Modric threatens to end Ronaldo-Messi era as world’s best MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Women urged to leave abusive relationships

first_imgBe proactive and not reactive were words of advice to women in abusive relationships and homes by Madinah House President, Lydia Choate.General Manager of The Rape Crisis Society of T&T, Natalie O’Brady (left) chats with psychologist Dr Eugenia SpringerOver the past 16 years, she said Madinah House has provided shelter to more than 1000 women and children and has even housed women who were victims of human trafficking.Choate said the non-profit organisation is more than a shelter. “More than just a shelter” is the organisation’s motto.She encouraged women in abusive relationships and homes to develop a safety plan: “Do not wait to be maimed or killed. Be proactive and not reactive.”She also called on affected women to have a support group of trustworthy people who they can rely on when faced with a crisis.“Let us use words that would help, uplift and heal; not bring down the other person. Let us learn to manage conflict and understand our triggers that lead us to be angry,” she said.The organisation hosted its 17th annual fundraising luncheon yesterday at the Imani Hall, Cipero Street in San Fernando, Trinidad.Madinah House also partners with the Ministry of National Security to temporarily house women who have been lured into T&T by men who promised them a brighter future, Choate said.Madinah House was established by ‘MusServ’ through guidance officer, Gayaz Rajab, now deceased. In 1999, Madinah House entered a lease agreement for a property to house the women’s shelter.Guest speaker, general manager of The Rape Crisis Society of T&T, Natalie O’Brady, said greater investment in family was needed. Her address focused on family life and raising healthy families. (T&T Newsday)last_img read more

Baptist President Pleads for Unity

first_imgThe president of the Liberia Baptist Missionary & Education Convention (LBMEC) has called on members who are still committed to the convention to denounce what he calls “unwanted” activities that would keep them from forging ahead with what will help to accomplish the mission of the Christian group.“The Liberia Baptist Missionary & Education Convention has a mission to evangelize and provide education for people in whose midst it operates.” “However, this humanitarian mission seems to be impeded by some dissenting views from unnamed individuals for reasons yet to be disclosed.”Making these statements during his annual message to the Christian body on March 28, at Washington Chapel on the Ricks Institute campus, Rev. Dr. Olu Q. Menjay said that they have come too far on their journey to fail.“The Convention must remain steadfast in denouncing those things that will hold us back; we have come too far to turn back,” Rev. Menjay exclaimed.According to Rev. Menjay, who is the Liberian Baptist Convention president, some individuals associated with the Convention have on numerous occasions challenged the leadership and church in Court; but, through the instrumentality of Vice President Joseph Boakai, Judge Peter Gbeneweleh, Cllr. Pearl Brown-Bull and others, the matter is being resolved.He said despite the intervention of these high profile individuals, in helping to resolve the controversial issues emerging among the Christians, there are still some individuals who are determined to bring division. He identified one group as the “Nimba Baptist Union.”“Give critics silence in return when they come out with criticism.  When criticism is challenged in argument it gives critics the ground to talk more.  Just leave them to say what they want as we collectively go ahead because we have come too far to turn back,” Rev. Menjay pointed out.He told members of the convention that despite the challenge associated with the work he heads as president, progress is being made to meet the objective and goal of the Baptist Convention. He stressed that in spite of all the hurdles, Ricks Institute forms a part of the education component and remains one of the best schools in the republic.He disclosed that US$3,000 is being allotted by the convention to facilitate scholarships for deserving Liberians associating with the Convention to seek higher education at the Baptist Seminary outside Monrovia.The 100th annual celebration of the Liberia Baptist Missionary & Education Convention that began on March 9 and is expected to end on the 31st was characterized by a series of activities.Some of the activities included the Special Pre-Convention service held at the Good Hope Baptist Church in Marshall, Margibi County, the Baptist Walk for Christ for 36 churches converged at the Baptist House near Congo Town and walked to their youth camp on Schefflin Highway, and the pre-convention service of the National Women’s Missionary Union held at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Virginia, Montserrado County.The LBMEC group also held a special worship service at the First Baptist Church in Edina, Grand Bassa County where members paid respect to its founding father, former Liberian President Joseph J. Cheeseman.There, at the special service in Edina, the preacher, Rev. Emmet L. Dunn challenged members to learn to keep history in order to learn their mistakes and know their past so as to know where they are at present and where they want to go in the future.Rev. Dunn whose message was endorsed by a heavy sound of applause, told the Baptist Convention Christians that because of failure to keep history, they repeatedly make mistakes and it makes it difficult for them to decide where to go.In other developments, the convention elected some officers to occupy various positions of trust. Those positions include national director, occupied by Comfort H. Weaver, national vice director taken over by Mariah Wisseh, and Executive Secretary controlled by Mydea E. White.Meanwhile the convention was also able to extend gratitude to some hard working members including Ophelia Hoff-Saytumah, Rev. Jackson B.S. Karmo and Rev. E. Emmanuel Shaw, I, who performed various tasks in the church.The Sunday worship on March 31 was also attended by some high profile government officials including Senators Jewel Howard Taylor of Bong County, Joseph Nagbe of Sinoe, Representatives Edwin Snowe of Montserrado, Josephine Francis of Montserrado, Matthew Zarzar of Sinoe, amongst others.Also, Liberian diplomat Wesley M. Johnson, University of Liberia’s Vice President for Public Relations, Dr. S. Momolu Gataweh and Cllr. Pearl Brown-Bull, formed part of the divine worship service.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PPP/C writes Top Cop for swift actions against APNU/AFC supporters

first_imgRipping down of party flagsThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party has written Police Commissioner Leslie James, asking for swift actions to be taken against supporters of the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition, who attacked its members and destroyed the party’s paraphernalia. The letter was sent by Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall on behalf of the party. He detailed that on January 2, a motor lorry carrying a music system and several party activists was driving through Sophia, Greater Georgetown.Nandlall noted that they were making public announcements regarding the launch of the PPP’s elections campaign set for today at Alexander Street, Kitty, Georgetown, when they were attacked.“While in Sophia, several known PNC/APNU activists led by Ms Laurene Nestor, blocked the streets and started to hurl missiles at the lorry and its occupants and threatening them with violence were they to continue these announcements within the locality of Sophia,” the letter detailed. According to Nandlall, a report of that incident was made at the Prashad Nagar Police Outpost on the evening of the incident. He reminded Commissioner James that each political party has a constitutional right and the democratic freedom to disseminate it’s messaging and, especially so, to campaign for the upcoming March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections.“Any attempt to interfere with a party and its supporters’ right to do so would be unconstitutional, undemocratic and illegal. Additionally, electoral activities aside, it is contrary to the criminal law for anyone to issue threats, hurl missiles or block public access on public roadways,” Nandlall, a former Attorney General, pointed out.He went on to inform the Top Cop that PPP has mounted the party’s symbolic flag and other branded paraphernalia throughout the country – normal political practice associated with elections campaigning across the democratic world. However, Nandlall reported to the Police Commissioner that these campaign materials are being pulled down and destroyed by “known activists of the PNC/APNU/AFC”.According to Nandlall, this has been occurring at Charity, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); Dem Amstel, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and around Georgetown as well as Hope Town, Lovelylass and Number Five Village, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).On this note, the former AG outlined in the correspondence to Commissioner James that there are specific provisions in the electoral statutes of Guyana that protect a political party’s right and freedom to campaign and disseminate its messaging. These provisions, he further reminded, create offences if violated.“In the circumstances, I request that these complaints be urgently investigated by members of the Guyana Police Force and that criminal charges be swiftly instituted where appropriate,” Nandlall requested of the Top Cop.Copies of the letter were sent to the Divisional Commander in charge of Georgetown; the Crime Chief and the Public Security Minister. It was also forwarded to the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC), The Ombudsman, Police Complaints Authority, the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the Chief Elections Officer as well as the Head of Foreign Missions here including the European Union, United States Embassy, Canadian High Commission and British High Commission.Only Friday, the PPP strongly condemned the acts.The destruction of party paraphernalia is nothing new. In 2015, a People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) rally was rudely interrupted by a band of supporters of the APNU/AFC – involving children in their nefarious activities, the supporters urinated on and burned PPP flags, and hurled missiles at the rally speakers, including party stalwart, Dr Roger Luncheon.The person reported to have urinated on the PPP flag and subsequently set it ablaze was Child Welfare Officer Abigail Baveghems, who is also the daughter of an APNU member.That incident has been widely criticised, given that it occurred on the same day that political parties had signed on to a Code of Conduct aimed at guiding the manner in which campaigning is conducted.last_img read more

Defense questions English skills of Spector’s driver

first_imgDe Souza testified earlier in the trial and already told jurors Spector’s words the night Clarkson died. According to De Souza, Spector came out of his house in the early hours of Feb. 3, 2003, with a gun in one hand and made the statement as Clarkson’s body lay slumped in a chair in the foyer behind him. At one point during the lengthy tape, De Souza appeared to become flustered as the detectives continued to question him about the words that Spector used. He was asked again and again if he was sure that what was said was, “I think I killed somebody.” De Souza hesitated and said, “I think so. I think so. I’m not sure. It’s my English.” When De Souza returned to the witness stand at the end of the tape, defense attorney Bradley Brunon seized on that point and asked whether the chauffeur said he wasn’t sure. “Yes, I said that,” said De Souza. But he added, “I told him that because I thought he does not understand what I said.” De Souza also discussed the case with authorities on the videotape, becoming concerned when officials told him it would be on the news. At one point as the detectives questioned him in an interview room, De Souza asked: “You think I’m in danger because this guy is too rich?” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – A key witness in Phil Spector’s murder trial was seen in a videotape played in court Tuesday repeating the words he said he heard the music producer say: “I think I killed somebody.” The video, recorded five hours after actress Lana Clarkson was shot inside Spector’s home as the driver waited outside, was admitted into evidence over defense objections. It showed that chauffeur Adriano De Souza, a Brazilian immigrant with a heavy accent, easily handled English when he was questioned by detectives and, although clearly upset, generally stayed to his account of events. The defense has sought to show that De Souza, whose native language is Portuguese, could not understand English well enough to testify accurately. The defense has also questioned whether he was aiding authorities in an effort to resolve his own immigration problems. last_img read more

Flare-up at Chevron creates cloud of black smoke

first_imgA problem with one of the compressors at the Chevron refinery in El Segundo this morning caused a large gas flare-up and clouds of black smoke, according to Chevron spokesman Rod Spackman. The compressor in the processing unit automatically shut down at about 6:30 this morning, and the flare has been intermittent throughout the morning. Besides the nuisance of smoke and the flare-ups, there was never any danger associated with the problem, Spackman said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Spurs become latest Premier League side in race for World Cup winner

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP ON TALKSPORT.COM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing IN DEMAND REVEALED targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Football London now add Spurs to the list of clubs after Gotze‘s signature, with the player having struggled since scoring the goal to win the World Cup for Germany four years ago.Despite being labelled a ‘Wunderkind’ and the future of his national team after his strike in the 2014 final, Gotze has struggled since, leaving Bayern Munich to return to Dortmund.He failed to make the squad for this summer’s tournament in Russia, and Germany boss Joachim Low has since admitted: “scoring the decisive goal (to win the World Cup) might have become a burden for him.”After just 39 Bundesliga starts in the last three seasons, Gotze could be on his way out of Dortmund this summer, and former tutor Jurgen Klopp quickly declared his interest. 2 LATEST Spurs beat Gotze’s Dortmund home and away in last season’s Champions League, but Jan Vertonghen was sent off for elbowing the midfielder at Wembley Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Gotze was once labelled ‘Germany’s Messi’ by Franz Beckenbauer 2center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tottenham have joined the race for German World Cup-winning hero Mario Gotze, according to reports.Liverpool are strongly linked to the 26-year-old Borussia Dortmund playmaker, with Everton and West Ham also interested. targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK moving on With the player’s stock rapidly falling in the last few years, Spurs are now ready to pounce should a cut-price deal be available.His decline has been put down to a string of injuries and a metabolic disorder, which causes muscle weakness and fatigue.Last season Gotze scored just twice in 32 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund, who have the likes of Christian Pulisic and Jadon Sancho waiting in the wings to replace him. three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more

LAURA IS POPULAR CHOICE AS DUNGLOE MARY

first_imgThis year’s Dungloe Mary was chosen at a ceremony in the West Donegal town.The very popular winner was Laura McAree who will now represent the town in the Mary from Dungloe Festival later this summer. Among those who attended the contest to choose this year’s Dungloe Mary was outgoing Mary from Dungloe Debbie Rogers.LAURA IS POPULAR CHOICE AS DUNGLOE MARY was last modified: June 9th, 2012 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:DEBIE ROGERSDUNGLOE MARYLAURA MCAREEMlast_img read more

WHOPPING €3M SPENT ON DONEGAL SEWERAGE SCHEME WITHOUT A PIPE BEING LAID YET

first_imgMore than €3M has been spent on the Goath Dobhair Sewerage Scheme without a single pipe being laid yet, it has been revealed.Pearse DohertyThe massive spend has been confirmed by Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government.And now it has ben revealed that it will be at least 2017 before work will start on the West Donegal scheme. Sinn Féin TD for Donegal South West, Pearse Doherty described the situation as a “disgrace.”“Last week I submitted a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government to confirm the amount spent on the Gweedore Sewerage Scheme over the past fifteen years.“The response I received from the Minister yesterday states that a staggering €3 million euro has been spent on this scheme, although a pipe has yet to be laid.“Despite the fact that this huge sum has been spent to get the project tender ready, it appears that Irish Water intend to undertake a review of the scheme, which could effectively bringing this scheme back to square one.” He aded that a review of the scheme as proposed by Irish Water means that this project will not be progressed under the current Capital Investment Programme as a scheme to start construction and therefore it will be 2017 at the earliest before construction starts on the scheme.“It has been confirmed by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government that the contract documents for this scheme had been submitted by Donegal County Council and approved by the Department last year, therefore I see no reason why this scheme should now be reviewed at this point.“In my view, this scheme should be progressed without further delay given the huge amount of time, effort and money that has been spent in getting the scheme to this point. Over the past fifteen years the Department has put numerous obstacles in the way of progressing this scheme, which has resulted in the waste of huge amounts of money. It makes no sense economically to delay this scheme any longer and it must now be progressed in a timely fashion.“It is an absolute disgrace that fifteen years, millions of euros and countless Government promises later, the people of Gweedore are no further forward in having this crucial infrastructure for the area realised. I intend to keep in regular contact with officials in Irish Water to ensure that the best possible case for the progression of the Gweedore Sewerage Scheme is put forward.”WHOPPING €3M SPENT ON DONEGAL SEWERAGE SCHEME WITHOUT A PIPE BEING LAID YET was last modified: September 25th, 2014 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:Gaoth DobhairPearse Dohertysewerage schemelast_img read more