‘Great preseason main reason for Lion’s good start’

first_imgHumble Lion FC’s assistant coach, Lenworth Gordon, says his team’s rise to the top in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) 2016-17 is as a result of a great pre-season programme. The Clarendon-based Humble Lion are sole leaders on 12 points after five games ahead of Arnett Gardens and UWI FC – both on ten points, followed by newcomers Jamalco FC and reigning champions Montego Bay United (MBU) on nine points each in the top half of the 12-team RSPL table. The RSPL leaders now have their sights set on winning the title for the first time in the club’s history after a 2-1 win against MBU last Sunday. “We had a great pre-season. I believe that’s the reason why we are doing well now as we have a great squad,” Gordon said during the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe yesterday. After losing to Portmore at the semi-final stage in the nation’s top league last season, Humble Lion brought back Donovan Duckie as coach and added Gordon as his assistant in order to win the title. “It is going to be different. The aim is to sell at least one player (abroad) and win the trophy. Donovan Duckie was brought back and I came in along with the addition of a few experienced players,” the assistant coach disclosed. “I am not surprised that the team is on top as we continue to train with high intensity. We want to be the top team at the end of the season,” he added. Humble Lion will next play against last year’s beaten finalists Portmore United on Sunday at Juici Park in Clarendon, starting at 3 p.m. The game is seen as a Clarendon derby as Portmore have relocated to the parish. “We are focused and confident to play Portmore for the first time since the loss in the two-way semis. We consider this a derby game. It will be tough. However, our team spirit is high and we remain very confident,” Gordon added. Gordon said the addition of seasoned premier league players such as Gary McIntosh, Dwayne Holmes, Rafiek Thomas, Hughan Gray and the returning Devon Hodges has bolstered the squad. “Personally, Donovan Duckie is one of the best coaches if not the best in Jamaica. As a young coach I would chose none other to learn from at this point. He is a professional and second to none,” Gordon said about his boss Duckie. “The support is also great from the chairman (Mike Henry) and the others. We plan to make Mr Henry proud by winning the title this season,” Gordon also said.last_img read more

Petron, Sta. Lucia clash for PSL beach volleyball crown

first_imgView comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Defending champion Petron XCS earned a shot to defend its title in the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup after taking down Generika-Ayala A 21-9, 21-16 Saturday at SM Sands by the Bay.Cherry Rondina and Bernadeth Pons will face Sta. Lucia in the championship round on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “That was the first time we faced them so we watched their previous games and target their weak spots,” said Demontano. “They couldn’t defend the short balls that well so we repeated that throughout the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Pons said recovery is the priority for them heading into the finals, using the short downtime to study Dhannylaine Demontano and Jackielyn Eustaquia.“We first have to rest after playing for two games today under the hot weather,” said Pons in Filipino. “We also have to study for our opponents because we haven’t faced them yet.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDemontano and Eustaquia booked their championship round slot after stopping F2 Logistics’ Joy Gallenero and Mich Morente 21-11, 21-15.Although Demontano and Eustaquia faced F2’s pairing for the first time, unfamiliarity didn’t hinder them that much as they were able to adjust throughout the match. 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PVL: BanKo snaps skid, stuns PayMayalast_img read more

Robbery spate suspects remanded

first_imgTwo men appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after being charged by Police for robbery under arms.Kevin Rose and Orin Glasgow pleaded not guilty to the charge that stated, on May 13, 2016 at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara (EBD), being armed with a knife they robbed Vanessa Cordis of one Samsung cellphone valued $65,000, a wallet valued $9000, one gold chain valued $24,000 and $70,000 in cash.The men also denied a charge which stated that being armed with a gun they robbed Shamir Hassan of one .32 Taurus revolver valued $75,000 along with six live matching rounds on May 25, 2016 at Georgetown.The unrepresented men were read a final charge by Chief Magistrate McLennan, which stated that along with others they attempted to commit a felony, that is to say robbery under arms with a gun on May 27, 2016 at Bagotstown.They both maintained their innocence of the allegations against them and pleaded not guilty to the felony charge.Rose, 19, was however slapped with two counts of gun and ammo charges. It is alleged that he had a .32 revolver without being the holder of a firearm license, on May 27, 2016 at Bagotstown. Also on the same day at the same location he had a B2 revolver in his possession.Rose, who is a mason by profession and resides at Lot 1058 Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD pleaded not guilty to both charges.Bail was objected to by Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers, who told the court Glasgow has pending matters against him of a similar nature at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.He also placed weight on the seriousness of the offence committed, and the fact that the firearm and cellphone were both found on Rose when he was apprehended by officers.Chief Magistrate McLennan remanded the duo until June 27, 2016 and transferred the joint matter to the Providence Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

Weah’s Unique Opportunity

first_imgLiberia was a divided country before the exchange rate hit US$1/$L183. We were a divided country before George Manneh Weah came into office as president of Liberia. Unity is a mindset – a way of life. It gets passed down from one generation to the next. But so is division. Today, we have two competing sets of rhetoric on the national stage: the country-congo divide and the economic situation; and one has absolutely NOTHING to do with the other. These two issues are mutually exclusive. Yet the country-congo divide gets injected into national politics and economics in order to evade the real answers that are needed. So here we are. Liberians are crying out over the prevailing economic climate. Prices of basic commodities are escalating and buyers are getting less and less for their money. The cup of rice now stands at L$50. Concurrently, the questions are not being answered as to what has happened to funds intended to stabilize said economy. Ordinary Liberians have been bearing the brunt of the difficulty and have been making their grievances known, but to no avail. For a long while it has seemed as though there has been no effort on the part of government surrogates to respond to the cries of the people. As life has gotten harder and harder, Liberians have decided that the only option left to them is to stage a protest scheduled for June 7, 2019. As the date fast approaches, government surrogates and many Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) partisans alike have been politicizing the issues. They have claimed that it was “congo” people ratcheting up the rhetoric. Instead of providing the needed answers to the problems and at least letting the people know that their cries are being heard, the old country-congo divide is once again being used as a scapegoat in order to avoid answering the questions and providing the necessary leadership. But we wish to bring some facts to the attention of the government and its surrogates – and this government has many. There are top level surrogates and bottom-level surrogates. Top level surrogates are officials of government clothed with the authority to speak for and on behalf of the government. Bottom-level surrogates are those who defend the government at a societal level – in communities, at attayi shops, etc. And even at the bottom level, the rhetoric has become increasingly violent. Anyone critical of this government gets labeled anti-CDC and becomes a marked man or woman by supporters of this government. Critics are beginning to feel increasingly unsafe in their various communities as June 7th, 2019 approaches. The fear is that this date will be used as an opportunity for retribution against the critics of this government, and many are afraid. But let us go back to the market prices. A cup of rice at the market is fifty Liberian dollars (L$50) regardless of one’s political point of view. CDCians have to eat, Liberty Partisans have to eat, Unity Party partisans have to eat, Alternative National Congress partisans have to eat. And when we all go to the market, we all pay the $L50 price for that cup of rice. Vita (bouillon cubes) are 3 pieces for $L20. Chicken feet are being sold at 3 pieces for L$50. They used to be 5 pieces for L$50. So why are CDCians pretending not to be feeling the pinch? This is a Liberian problem, with no separate prices for the CDC. So let us stop the factional fighting and admit that we are all catching hell! Politically and socially, the President of Liberia, Dr. George M. Weah, needs to provide what we refer to as thought leadership. It means that he needs to exercise leadership in transforming the way we Liberians think – which would then translate into a transformation of the way we speak. Mr. Weah understands Liberians. He understands the things that divide us as well as the things that unite us. He is loved, if not idolized, by those who voted for him. If he were to mount a podium one day and say that he no longer wants to hear the “country-congo” words being used again, it would make a huge impact. He needs to explain that each generation needs to pick up its own cross and walk instead of blaming our dead-and-gone forefathers for everything. Let’s face it: “congo” and indigenous presidents alike have proven corrupt! Good governance is not a matter of tribe; it is a matter of character and love of country!The truth is that most of those considered “congo” are no longer even here. The older generation is passing on, and their children are in the United States and elsewhere making a living. Many would like to return to help rebuild, but the rhetoric is so divisive, it is unwelcoming. Besides, intermarriages have taken place between the “congos” and indigenous, and we are all mixed. As an indigenous Liberian who has been democratically elected with no ties to the Liberian civil conflict, President Weah has a unique opportunity to unite Liberians that the last five presidents of Liberia did not have. But he has to take the bull by the horns. He has to lead hands-on, and he has to lead from the front – not from the back. And so we say to President Weah what Mordecai told Esther when she gave every excuse as to why she could not go to the king on behalf of her imperiled people: “Don’t imagine that you are safer than any other Jew just because you are in the royal palace. If you keep quiet at a time like this, help will come from heaven to the Jews, and they will be saved, but you will die and your father’s family will come to an end. Yet who knows – maybe it was for a time like this that you were made queen!”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Residents of Chinese Landing accuse GGMC of breaching Amerindians’ rights

first_imgThe Chinese Landing Village Council on Thursday said the recent removal of miners from Chinese Landing at Tassawini in Region One (Barima-Waini) is unlawful, and breaches their right as Amerindians in accordance with the Amerindian Act.The Council, along with residents of the village, Vice Chairman of the Moruca Sub-District, Sharon Atkinson, and toshaos from neighbouring villages, condemned the recent enforcement exercise undertaken by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and the Police.These enforcement officials have been accused of going into the mines and dismantling camps and closing business; but, more so, of destroying properties belonging to those village miners without notice or consideration.The Toshao of Chinese Landing, Orin Fernandes, at a press conference held on Thursday, said that on Wednesday last, the GGMC, headed by Michael Howard and escorted by heavily armed members of the Guyana Police Force, descended upon their community with no advanced notification or written justification for entering village lands.“They showed us no written order or basis for acting. They claimed they were acting on instructions of the Minister of Natural Resources and GGMC based on a CCJ ruling in 2017,” he said.Fernandes explained that in addition to their traditional farming, fishing and hunting, residents had begun to engage in mining as an added source of income to maintain families and develop themselves and community, where economic opportunities are limited and there is no subvention from Government for development of the village.“Mining, as a livelihood, supports our health and education systems that were in such a declined state (that) we could not continue to allow that. We needed to find money to send our children to school. We needed to invest in our teachers’ quarters, as many teachers did not want to work in our village. We had to make decisions and (take) steps to support our systems of development,” he said.Toshao from the neighbouring Waikrebi Village, Rymple Williams, who stood in support of the Chinese Landing villager Council, said the court system in Guyana does not adequately protect the rights of Amerindians, but seeks to criminalise them on their own lands.“Our people are scared, because the Government brought in weapons and heavily armed Police to our village,” he said.Sharon Atkinson, vice Chairman of the Moruca Sub-District, who also stood in support of the Chinese Landing Village Council, highlighted that the Government has never offered any support or paid any interest in that village, and, as such, the community depends heavily on mining to support its developmental mechanisms.She said the village has constructed quarters for teachers, and subsidises meals for those teachers who work for a meagre salary, which is not sufficient to maintain them in the community.Further, she said the community conducts its very own river clearing exercise, all without any assistance from Government, and to halt the residents’ mining rights would severely impact on their wellbeing. She added that there is no health services’ access for those residents, and they have to travel to neighbouring villages hundreds of miles away to seek medical attention.The mining by villagers in Chinese Landing not only provides employment and livelihood for those residents, but also for those residing in the Moruca Sub-District and in other neighbouring villages where economic activities are minimal.They are calling on the administration to intervene and bring a speedy resolution to the matter.last_img read more

Dallas releases Bledsoe

first_imgIRVING, Texas – Quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who was benched during the season by Dallas, was released Thursday by the Cowboys in a move that had been expected. Bledsoe, the first overall pick in the 1993 draft by New England, has started 193 games in the NFL, including the first six in 2006 before he was replaced by Tony Romo, who then earned a spot on the NFC Pro Bowl team. Bledsoe was due a $1 million roster bonus Friday and would have made $4.5 million next season. “I spoke with Drew today and told him that this was primarily a cap decision and that the door was very much open for him being a part of our future,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. “Drew has been a solid leader for our team and a true professional both on and off the field.” Hannam joined the Cowboys as an unrestricted free agent last spring from Seattle. He saw action in two games, mainly on special teams, before he was placed on injured reserve Oct. 11 with a degenerative condition in his right knee. Whitley was a seventh-round pick last year, but tore the ACL in his left knee in rookie minicamp and spent the season on injured reserve. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Cowboys also released tight end Ryan Hannam and guard E.J. Whitley. Bledsoe has completed 3,839 of 6,717 passes for 44,611 yards and 251 touchdowns for the New England Patriots (1993-2001), Buffalo (2002-04) and Dallas (2005-06). He is fifth on the NFL career lists in attempts and completions and seventh in yards. last_img read more

VACANCIES: LOCAL BUSINESS SEAN DOHERTY FRUIT AND VEG LOOKING TO RECRUIT

first_imgSean Doherty Fruit and Veg has a proud tradition across Donegal.Sean Doherty Fruit & Veg are a local well established company looking to recruit two individuals who are conscientious, enthusiastic and team players to join their current team of dedicated staff.The company currently provides wholesale fruit, prepared vegetables and a range of dairy produce to a wide range of catering businesses in the North-West.This role will suit someone who is flexible and reliable; duties will include Veg preparation, stock Management and van deliveries. You will have HACCP training, a full clean driving licence and experience in food preparation is desirable but not essential.If you are the right person for this role please email your CV to Dohertyfruitandveg@hotmail.com or post it toDoherty Fruit & VegCoolboyLetterkennyCo.Donegalby 5pm on the closing date Friday 15th May 2015VACANCIES: LOCAL BUSINESS SEAN DOHERTY FRUIT AND VEG LOOKING TO RECRUIT was last modified: May 9th, 2015 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:BusinessdonegaljobletterkennySean DohertyVacancylast_img read more

THE TV TEN COMMANDMENTS – GAOTH DOBHAIR STYLE!

first_imgThere is a big Donegal contingency involved in a new series that started last night on BBC 2 – Directed by Sonia Nic Giolla Easbuig ( Idir Mná ) from Gaoth Dobhair.As director, she had a great crew and actors working with her on this series.Said Sonia: “It was fun to work on and great to get a chance to work with such talented actors individually. “The series is a lighthearted, modern take on the Ten Commandments. Most of the Actors involved are from Gaoth Dobhair and Rann na Feirste, Brídín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh (Ros na Rún ) Maire Roarty ( CU Burn ) Aodh Óg Ó Duibheannaigh (CU Burn ), Seán Ó Maolagáin ( CU Burn ), Hughie Mc Garvey (Rasaí na Gaillimhe ) Niall Mac Eachmharcaigh ( Ros na Rún ) and Eva Devlin all act in a 5 minutes monologue each that is running on BBC 2 at 23:50 for the next 9 nights.“Anocht Na Luaigh ainm an Tiarna, do Dhia, le mí-úsáid a bhaint as !! Tonight Thou Shalt Not Take The Lords Name In Vain.” THE TV TEN COMMANDMENTS – GAOTH DOBHAIR STYLE! was last modified: November 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THE TV TEN COMMANDMENTS – GAOTH DOBHAIR STYLE!last_img read more

In Britain, Carving a Low-Cost Path to Zero-Carbon Homes

first_imgArthur Bland, a U.K.-based project manager for ICF manufacturer Logix, says construction costs for homes that meet the zero-carbon-emissions performance standards established by Britain’s Climate Change Act don’t necessarily have to be budget-busting. In fact, such homes don’t have to cost a penny more than conventionally constructed dwellings with comparable features, he says.Bland put his cost-containing theory to the test during the construction of three adjacent homes in a small English village called Chewton Mendip, in Somerset County. Aiming for airtight, thermally resistant building envelopes for each of the dwellings, Bland used Logix’s polystyrene-and-concrete wall system, Unilin SIPs for the roof, and Eco-Slab modular ground-floor slabs – essentially concrete suspended on heavy-duty polystyrene forms.The conditioned space in the three houses totals about 3,000 sq. ft., and all three cost about $495,000 to build, including triple-glazed windows and $9,900 heat recovery ventilators from Genvex.As noted in a recent article in The Guardian, the three houses share a rainwater harvesting system, which is serviced by a big tank in the communal garden to the rear. The rainwater is used for dishwashers, washing machines and toilets. About 75% of the houses’ annual water consumption is provided by the system.Because local conservation laws prohibit installation of renewable-energy systems on houses, the three homes in this project are not quite net-zero-energy, but use about $1,000 of electricity annually. Bland says, however, that the houses meet all Code 6 requirements (the highest rating) set by Britain’s Code for Sustainable Homes, the government-mandated rating system for new homes.last_img read more

HC rejects plea to restart tonga race in Nagaur

first_imgThe Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday dismissed the State government’s petition seeking modification of its January 2016 order banning the controversial tonga race.A Division Bench headed by Justice Govind Mathur dismissed the application on the grounds that no material was available to establish that horses were not subjected to cruelty during the event.The tonga race would be held every year in the Jat-dominated Nagaur region. Amid heavy traffic, horse carts ran for 36 km on hard concrete or tarred road on the Mundiad-Kharnal-Nagaur route. The race formed a part of fairs dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Lord Tejaji.The High Court, however, had outlawed the event citing cruelty to horses. The last race took place at Mundiad in 2014.Public sentimentsFollowing this, several MLAs had approached Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje seeking to revive the race on the pretext of “public sentiments”.Jat leaders of the region, which is a hotbed of politics in Rajasthan, maintain that the race is a matter of people’s faith and religious traditions and does not involve any cruelty to horses. Hanuman Beniwal, an Independent MLA from Khinvsar, had demanded that the State government adopt the ordinance route, taking a cue from Tamil Nadu’s move on Jallikattu.Ms. Raje had recently promised to find a “positive solution” to the issue, while the political leadership and administrative machinery tried to get a legal way out to restart the event. SC examining matterThe High Court’s judgment has been challenged on the grounds that it had erroneously followed the ban on Jallikattu. A special leave petition against this judgment is pending in the Supreme Court. The apex court is examining whether horses can be equated with bulls at the event.The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, which had filed an intervention application in the High Court, had pointed out that the State government had categorically agreed in its affidavit filed in the Supreme Court that tonga races were “inherently cruel” to horses.last_img read more