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  • In Your Neighbourhood

    first_imgHigh Mountain road 2016 with a bangDefending Clarendon knockout champions Jamalco opened up their campaign for the 2015-2016 Noel Arscott Knockout competition with a resounding 6-1 win over Treadlight.Dwayne Dunk opened the scoring in the 21st minute with a well-taken shot and was again on target in the 36th minute. Andrew ‘Joysie’ Isaacs scored on the stroke of half-time to give Jamalco a 3-0 lead at the interval. Joysie secured his brace in the 49th minute to send Jamalco further ahead.Treadlight reduced the margin in the 57th minute, but Renoir ‘Woody’ Elliott scored in the 73rd minute and Erron ‘Sir B’ Brown in the 79th minute (directly from a corner kick) to extend the margin of victory.Henriques starts Mega Angels finalWestchester netball team and Mega Angels earned the right to meet each other in the final of the inaugural South East St Catherine Netball League after impressive semi-final wins last weekend.In semi-final one, Westchester defeated Passagefort Strikers 30-16, while in the other semi, Mega Angels blew away Pro Santos B 74-12 in a history-making performance. Passagefort strikers and Pro-Santos B will do battle in the third-place play-off before Mega Angels play Westchester in the championship game on a date to be decided.Portmore hit New Year on highOrville Henriques threw down the gauntlet in a ruthless performance to win the year’s first competitive title at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club’s January match at the Lincoln range in Mandeville.Henriques, who had to settle for the No. 3 rating in Jamaica owing to consistent losses to new No. 1 Junior Brown and No. 2 Andy Yapp in 2015, seemed bent on stretching the gap between himself and others in the central belt.Henriques won seven of the eight stages, with no competitor gaining more than 88 per cent. In fact, on Stage Three – which valued 125 points – he pushed down second-placed competitor on this stage Evon Grant to 68 per cent. His only stage loss came on Stage Five, where he logged 99 per cent to its winner, Sue Ann Henriques.In total, Orville logged 649 points to beat overall second-place finisher Sue Ann at 483 at 74 per cent. Owen Campbell grabbed his best podium finish in months, finishing third at 72 per cent, with Ellsworth Dixon, Thomas Jones, and Grant rounding out the top six.The upcoming Florida International tournament, which normally features the highest number of Jamaican competitors, will be the acid test of Henriques’ local performance.Edwin Allen impress at PUMA/JAAA Development meetIf last weekend’s PUMA/JAAA Development track event at Kirkvine is anything to go by, the primary battle in female long-distance running – at least in the central Jamaica region – seem centred around Edwin Allen High, Spaldings High, and G.C. Foster College.The Open female 3,000 metres revealed this battle after the three dominated the first 20 places, with most competitors running hard to the finish line and the big crowd, which was applauding.Edwin Allen were undoubtedly the best, claiming three of the top-five finishers as well as seven overall in the top 10 and a further three in the top 20. Edwin Allen’s Teresha Jacobs won in a time of 11:04.31, with Spalding High’s 13-year-old Kimara Austin putting in an amazing performance to gain second in 11:21.81.G.C. Foster’s Danielle James, who featured strongly in a number of local events last year, could only manage sixth place.Braeton lift race in high gearBased on the traffic of athletes on central Manchester roads in the morning as well as after noon, training appears in high gear for the High Mountain 10K, Jamaica’s longest-running road race, which is held each year on the last Sunday of January. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, January 31.Last weekend’s Puma/JAAA Development meet held at Kirkvine, which is close to the traditional route of the road race, also featured its highest number of competitors in the 3,000m and 5,000m events.In addition to the most popular event, the 10K, there will be competition in the 5K run and 5K walk.The Mandeville Regional Hospital will be the main beneficiary of proceeds from the race, which is chiefly organised by the High Mountain Coffee brand and its chairman, Jackie Minott.The race is held in Williamsfield each year, with its main route taking participants up the Winston Jones Highway, then through Kendal, around Kirkvine, before ending at the Williamsfield community park. The race also features specially invited international competitors.Wint gains four-year term limit as MFA presidentManchester FA President Dalton Wint had much to be happy about after he was installed for another four years. A special resolution by the majority of clubs in Manchester saw Wint and his executive voted in en bloc.A Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) mandate, which came out of their election last December, declared that all associations must conduct a new election for a four-year term of office within a 90-day period.Last summer, Wint won a fourth two-year term as Manchester FA president over challenger Damion James. An extraordinary general meeting was held at the SDC office in Mandeville; however, the clubs indicated they would prefer ratifying the results of the earlier election than conduct a fresh one.Joining Wint for the four-year stint will be first vice-president, Baron Watson; second vice-president, Douglas Powell; long-serving treasurer Janice Grant; and general secretary, Clarence Jackson. The five additional committee members are Brian Sterling, Cranston Kelly, Donovan Senior, Omar Robinson, and Derick Reid.St Catherine has announced. It will hold new elections on Saturday, February 6. Word has yet to emerge from Clarendon and St Elizabeth, the other members of the South Central Confederation.Black Star unbeaten in St Elizabeth Major LeagueAfter five rounds, the Black River-based Black Star remains the only unbeaten team in the Magnum/Charley JB St Elizabeth Major League with maximum 15 points. Black Star’s latest win came in the top-of-the-table clash against the surprise team of the competition, Real Treasure Beach, which was previously unbeaten.It is remarkable that Black Star travelled for the encounter and won 3-1. The loss for Treasure Beach pushed them back to third place on 10 points as Super Action gained higher ground after recording the biggest win of the round, a 7-2 rout of Newell.The round was also remarkable for Appleton Estate, outscored Vineyard 3-2 to end a disappointing spell where they had lost 2-1 to Super Action before the embarrassment of giving up three points to Black Stars after failing to field enough players for a home encounter.In other notable results, newcomers St Bess United defeated Tafari Lions 2-0 in a Lacovia derby, while in the only drawn result of the round, Haughton and Holland Police Youth Club ended 2-2.Jamalco start set for February 6The Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) sports department will host a netball rally on Saturday, February 6, at the PFM Sports Complex, 10C Dawkins Drive, Portmore Town Centre. The rally this year will not be open to church teams only, but also to teams from the surrounding communities.Mark Williamson, the chief organiser of the rally, said that his committee would cater to 16-20 teams. There will be prizes and cash incentives for the champions, as well as the second- and third-place teams.Former Holmwood track star Le-Roy honouredMultiple 4x400m national relay medallist Anastasia Le-Roy was among the special honorees at last weekend’s PUMA/JAAA Development meet at Kirkvine. Patron and chairman of the meet Patrick Anderson said that the committee honoured Le-Roy for her consistent hard work and interest in making herself available to represent Jamaica’s athletic teams, even if she did not make it to run individual events.Her accolades include being part of gold and repeated silver-medal teams in major games like the World Championships and the Olympics. A graduate of the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, Le-Roy was also a track star at Holmwood Technical High School and part of several teams that helped establish that school’s dominance under coach Maurice Wilson between 2003 and 2011.She has also trained at and performed in track meets held on the Kirkvine grass track.Jamaica Badminton Association club leagueThe opening ceremony of the Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) club league 2016 is set for today at the Constant Spring Golf Club, beginning at 10 a.m.The league will serve off with matches in the D division between defending champions Ingleside Pandaz and the young Shuttle Smashers, while in the C division, the Ingleside Pandaz will face off against the resurgent University of Technology (UTech).Other clubs in the JBA club league include Racketeers, Tastee, and newcomers Western Sports, competing in the D division. In the C division, Racketeers, UTech, Shuttle Smashers, and Ingleside Pandaz will be competing for the title, while in B Division, defending champions Racketeers will try to stave off competition from Falcons and Ingleside Pandaz.With an absent Mandeville Rangers from the A division, YMCA, Ingleside Pandaz, and Racketeers will all be striving to take the top place and the winning trophy.Horizon Park netball mid-season crownBraeton United scored two first-half goals and held on to defeat Cedar Grove 2-1 in the York Pharmacy-sponsored mid-season final at Cedar Grove Sports Complex in Portmore, St Catherine, recently.Caven Genius and Jermaine Morgan scored for Braeton United, while Ronnae-Kaye Brown scored Cedar Grove’s consolation goal in the second half. Following the Christmas break, the teams will now turn their attention to the League, which resumes tomorrow.Westchester, Cedar for fivePortmore United, the guest team in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two football league, continued their assault when they hit five goals past title contenders Cedar Grove Estate FC last Sunday.In other games, Cumberland defeated Southborough 2-1, Braeton United clipped Waterford 1-0, and Racing United drew 2-2 with Edgewater.The competition continues this weekend, with Southborough tackling Portmore United today. Tomorrow, it’s Braeton United vs Racing, Cedar Grove vs Waterford, and Daytona vs Edgewater. Portmore United have been using this league to keep their under-21 and reserve players active. They are currently the leaders in the Jamaica Football Federation Red Stripe Premier League.Spit Fyah outlast Waterhouse UnitedTitle favourites Spit Fyah Domino Club had to draw on all their experiences to stave off a strong challenge from a spirited Waterhouse United to scratch out a close 300-290 victory in the third round of games in the Jamaica Domino Federation Portmore Domino League last Sunday.In other games, Highlight Strikers beat Memory Lane 300-274; Fort International eased past Correctional Services 300-283; Right Stuff downed Garveymeade 300-282; Ken’s Wildflower rushed past Felluchi Strikers 300-285; Masterpiece stunned Unity Strikers 300-282; Spring Village overcame Passagefort United 300-290; and Naggo Head cut down Soursop Tree 300-265. The competition continues tomorrow.PFM netball rally rally next monthHorizon Park Primary School will make a second attempt to host its netball rally, which is scheduled for next month on the school grounds, starting at 8 a.m. The organisers said that they had to postpone the initial staging because of matters beyond their control. They also promised that the event would be “unique, thanks to the special arrangements and efforts of their sponsors”.There will also be special awards for the most disciplined team and leading goalscorer.last_img read more

  • Asia League: Bad luck hits iECO as Howell ‘doubtful’ for PH team’s next game

    first_img“I hope it’ nothing serious and this is a short tournament and he’s got a good career ahead of him and he’s going to play for Israel so I wish him all the best,” said Vanguardia of his 27-year-old import.Howell, 27 and a naturalized citizen of Israel, has been playing in the Israeli Basketball Premier League from 2015 up to present time across three teams.He was also able to debut for the country during EuroBasket 2017.Vanguardia said Howell was rushed to Macau University of Science and Technology Hospital after the game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Howell was trying to defend the Golden Kings’ transition offense when he slipped on a wet spot on the floor and landed awkwardly with his left knee bearing the brunt of the fall. iECO head coach Ariel Vanguardia said they might play without their big man against Xinjiang on Thursday.“I pray that he can play but judging from the injury, because it’s not just the ankle but it’s also the knee and he can’t put any weight his left foot,” said Vanguardia Tuesday at Studio City Events Center here in Macau.“He’ll be doubtful for the next game.”Howell, who won the Best Import award in the 2014 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, writhed in pain after his fall and was eventually stretchered out of the playing floor at the 6:26 mark of the first quarter.Although he was able to rejoin his team’s bench late in the second half, all he did was give moral support while resting his left leg on a chair.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Richard Howell lies down on the floor and clutches his left knew. He slipped while going back down in defense and his left knee bore the brunt of the landing. #Terrific12 pic.twitter.com/KNhJtKgY6L— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) September 18, 2018MACAU—iECO’s is off to a miserable start in the Asia League The Terrific 12 here.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 ChrissThe Green Warriors not only bowed to Ryukyu badly, 103-75, but they also lost centerpiece big man Richard Howell due to injury.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Start time for Tokyo 2020 Olympics marathon in limbo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

  • “The Dawn of 2017: Transforming Lives from the Morass of Poverty, Ignorance and Superstitions”

    first_imgThe concept of democracy is pillared on the idea that everyone should enjoy the same rights and that political powers should be held by the people. Inarguably, assent may be unattainable from a sundry list of ideas propounded by the entire citizenry. The authority therefore to decide, make laws, and perform oversight duties to enhance local development priorities, is vested in, through the citizens, to a group of persons. This is simply referred to as representative democracy. During elections, citizens have the opportunity to choose who they would like to exercise executive and legislative powers on their behalf. Without elections, democracy would not have been based on the seemingly insatiable wants and burgeoning needs of the people. It would turn into another type of government where decisions are extremely centralized with flagrant disregard towards the interests and aspirations of the masses thereby creating an unfettered increased of societal riffraff and it’s corresponding slums. This could lead to depravity!Ironically, majority of the voting class are economically challenged who are often found quite apathetic towards the sophisticated election process which they do not have the education to distinguish one from the other. In a relatively high illiterate society like Liberia, voter’s education is imperative! It cannot be relegated to workshops and posters only, but rather a massive campaign reaching out to remote towns and villages, targeting all segments of our battered and underdeveloped prefectures. This will arguably, be congenial with incontrovertible results. Voter’s sensitization must capture also the significance of voting to ensure a conscious participation of our people in the electoral process, reserving the right to recall. The failure for elections to reflect their essence as processes that allow the conscious participation of the people limits the process playing any significant role in advancing the socio-economic and political wellbeing of the people. Conscious participation, as it were, cannot be achieved if the majority of the electorates are left languishing in the morass of poverty, ignorance and superstitions.So, it will be a constant refrain from the raucous rendition this year: 2017 is the most important election in our lifetime. We tend to hear it in every presidential cycle. 2017 is on the horizon and the political amphitheater has begun to showcase some of the major players. Be that as it may, 2017 promises to be very interesting. Obviously, this election presents a watershed moment when Liberians sit at the cusp of making critical decision that could either throttle the historical morass of corruption, nepotism, elitism, unplanned and untargeted development programs, centralization of social services towards the elite, etc., or hoist the country towards economic freedom, expansion of social services to all, enabling environment for employment opportunities, expansion of economic developments, respect for the rule of law and an efficient and fair justice system, improvement in education, and respect for mankind. 2017 is a year believed to be the turning point in our nation’s history-a battered history characterized by wanton destruction and the present rebirth under the dynamism of President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf. 2017 could either be a year of continuity or one in which an opposition might be given a chance for a renewed strategy. What remains immutable is the fact that President Sirleaf will be turning the mantle of leadership to the would be winner. Howbeit, it is important for us to develop a few political construct based on not just anecdotal evidence but firsthand experiences as well as historical data and trends.In retrospect, 2005 witnessed an election heavily influenced by a popularity contest against an internationally acclaimed credential. In the end, the latter won. In the succeeding years, many Liberians, be it oppositions or supporters, saw a forlorn warravished country being transformed. The construction of roads and bridges, the revitalization of the economy and our infrastructures experienced the rebirth. Our national budget increased from as low as $80m to a high of over $500m. Many young enterprising Liberians were afforded the opportunities to acquire the requisite skills set needed as the country transitioned from a failed state to a post conflict success story.The “growth corridor” connecting the economic centers of our country by road and rail saw huge improvements. The Monrovia to Buchanan and the Monrovia to Ganta highways are a few classic examples. The rule of law, press freedom and freedom of speech are at an all-time high. Our people can now freely express themselves without the fear of being picked up by underpaid militias dressed as state securities as was the case in time past. The educational sector experienced high retention rates while girls’ enrollment grew exponentially. These profound achievements under the leadership of president Sirleaf is stupendous and her vision for the country, when aped, sets up the next leader or generation for irreversible success.Let us hasten to highlight the enormity of the challenges faced by this administration.Despite the many gains, our people, so deservingly, crave for more. They want improved healthcare, better educational facilities for their children as well as cheap and affordable electricity for all. The want improved access to pipe borne water. They want jobs and more jobs. The youths are in dire need of vocational education that would prepare them for the job market. Our young sisters, wives and mothers are in need of improved conditions at maternity centers. Our kids want access to improved playground facilities and our drivers want additional road networks which connect the entire country. Our foreign friends want to see a state-of-the-art airport facility worthy of a nation like Liberia.Our servicemen and women want improved incentives and logistical support in order to effectively carryout their duties. Our civil servants would appreciate higher wages that would enable them meet up with the challenges of higher commodity prices as well as with the demands associated with running a family. Liberians can’t afford any dillydallying; in short, Liberians want MORE!In 2017, all of these issues should and must be addressed by those we intend to surrender our individual powers to for the next 6 years. As Sirleaf has set the bar very high, Liberia needs a leader who is self-effacing, progressive in thoughts, intrepid, decisive, a unifier, and if you like, jingoistic. Not a leader who is a tyro and will potentially upend and reverse the gains made thus far. They must present clear and concise yet achievable ways by which these issues can and will be addressed. They must also explain to us what creative ways will the resources be harnessed in order to solve these critical and legitimate concerns of the mass of our people. Besides, Liberians should be prepared to ask the hard questions. What are the tax measures to ensure adequate resource mobilization? What portion of our national budget should be allocated to the varying sectors amid competing priorities? What about gender equity? What about gay rights? What about free tertiary education? What about job creation and youth employment? What about the failing commodity prices especially iron and rubber and government’s mitigating strategy to diversify our economy? What about low cost housing initiatives? What about global warming? What about our foreign policy options?What about the global financial crisis which revealed significant weaknesses in the financial system and some of the vulnerabilities that can result from having such an interconnected global market against an economy heavily reliant on export? What about the issue of dual citizenship among others?Therefore, as 2017 dawns, our caveat goes out to those seeking self-aggrandizement and are contented only to enjoy the fruits of power for 6 years, doing nothing for the poor electorates. When they are back again at their hustle, they attempt to cajole and coax our people with new sets of promises, or simply buy their votes with enormous money-power at their disposal. Our people, in the process, lose all their interest in the elections and they either abstain from voting or cast their votes only as a matter of ritual.Such elections are not in the finest traditions of democracy, nor does the power of such democracies emanate from the people. Elections must therefore be the first democratic opportunity through which an informed people make the choices that will help in the building of a nation they aspire for!The author holds a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc.) in Economics and a Master Degree (MBA, Highest Honors) in Finance. A post graduate leadership certificate from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a candidate for Master in Public Policy at the Penn State University. He can be reached at stepkirsten@live.com. The Co-author holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry (Hons) with certificate in oil and gas process safety from NEBOSH in the UK. He obtained his postgraduate degree in Environmental Economics from the University of York, and has extensively written on resource governance and environmental justice. He can be reached at uriasgoll@gmail.com.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Young girl comes to mom’s rescue

    first_imgThe self-employed plumber did not want to alarm his little girl but as he sped home he tried calling 911. He couldn’t get through. Seconds felt like hours, and it wasn’t long before the second-grader herself called 911. “She is a very mature little girl,” said Kathy Giordano, Marilyn Cabrera’s teacher. “She is very brave, but that strong character is instilled in her by her parents.” Marilyn’s voice shook but the young girl stayed focused with the dispatcher. She followed instructions, unlocked the door for firefighters and kept her little brother safe. Fire Capt. J. Scott Greenlesh commended Marilyn for her courage as he handed her a certificate of commendation. “This honors your bravery,” Greenlesh said. “For your ability to get your mom help and your unique strength and ability to think clearly during this emergency.” As the Cabreras posed with the firefighters from Station 107, Bernardo Cabrera could not contain his pride. “She is still really emotional about all this but we are very, very proud of her.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was Jan. 9 as Sandra Cabrera, a housewife, was cleaning up after lunch when she noticed that a persistent stomachache had taken a turn for the worst. “I called my husband to tell him he needed to come home,” Sandra said. But Sandra’s pain quickly became unbearable. Her head was pounding and she was having trouble breathing. Marilyn called her father on his cell phone. “Mami’s not moving,” Marilyn said. “I’m on my way sweetie. I’m almost there,” Bernardo Cabrera told his daughter. CANYON COUNTRY – Walking up to a group of local station firefighters who just weeks ago had helped save her mother’s life, 7-year-old Marilyn Cabrera wiped away tears. The multipurpose room at Fair Oaks Ranch Community School was full of classmates and teachers Friday, all proud of the little girl who had been brave enough to call 911 when her mother had gotten so sick she couldn’t move. But the teary Marilyn was just happy her family was all right. “I am just glad my mommy is OK,” the brown-eyed girl said. last_img read more

  • Water polo: Agoura in consolation bracket

    first_imgAgoura came in with high hopes for a good showing in the inaugural Masters tournament, but a letdown was inevitable after Monday’s emotional victory in the Div. II final, according to coach Jason Rosenthal. Instead, Rosenthal placed the emphasis on making the tournament a joyous farewell for the Chargers’ eight seniors. There were few tears shed after Friday’s loss, with the players looking forward to a team dinner later that evening. “In terms of preparation, we wanted to have fun,” Rosenthal said. “It was the last time that the seniors would play together as a team.” Agoura looked sharp in its victory over El Segundo, as Casey Flacks scored four goals and Emily Schmachtenberger and Jillian Waldron each scored three. Agoura struggled, though, against Div. I semifinalist Newport Harbor, a team the Chargers defeated 9-6 in the Irvine Tournament in February. IRVINE – There won’t be much more at stake than pride when the Agoura High girls’ water polo team meets Santa Barbara in a rematch of the Southern Section Div. II championship match at the Masters tournament today at William Woollett Aquatics Center at 11:30. a.m. Both teams were eliminated from championship contention after losses on the first day of the inaugural 16-team tournament and will be relegated to the fifth-place bracket. Fourth-seeded Agoura (27-7), which rallied for an 11-10 win over Santa Barbara in the waning seconds of the Div. II final on Monday, lost to No. 5 Newport Harbor, 8-4, in the quarterfinals on Friday after a 16-2 first-round win over El Segundo. Santa Barbara (26-8) lost to top-seeded Foothill, 7-5, in the quarterfinals. center_img Newport Harbor scored four consecutive goals to overcome a 1-0 first-quarter deficit and take a 4-1 lead in the third period. “Of course, we wanted to go all the way and tried to do our best, but we just couldn’t get a hold of the win,” Schmachtenberger said. 160Want 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

  • TV/film writers get new backing from Teamsters

    first_imgThe Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents networks and studios, sent a letter to craft unions representing electricians, drivers and other trades, reminding them of the “no strike” clauses in their contracts. “We expect each union to comply with this no strike obligation and order your members to work,” alliance president J. Nicholas Counter wrote. A strike by writers would not immediately impact TV or film production. Most shows have enough scripts in hand to get them though early next year. After that, networks might turn to reality shows, news programs and reruns to fill the airwaves.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“As for me as an individual, I will not cross any picket line whether it is sanctioned or not because I firmly believe that Teamsters do not cross picket lines,” union local secretary-treasurer Leo Reed wrote. Members of the Screen Actors Guild have also voiced strong support for writers, but officials with that union have said its 150,000 members were obligated to report to work if writers strike. Meanwhile, negotiations resumed between the 12,000-member Writers Guild of America and the group representing producers. A federal mediator joined the talks in an effort to break a stalemate. A key issue involves giving writers more money from the sale of DVDs and the distribution of shows via the Internet, cell phones and other digital platforms. Early Tuesday, writers visited studio lots to distribute leaflets to Teamster truck drivers urging support of their cause. Major Hollywood unions were lining up behind TV and film writers Tuesday as last-minute contract talks resumed amid fears of a possible strike. A powerful branch of the Teamsters union told its 4,500 members they can honor picket lines if TV and film writers strike after their contract expires at midnight today. Teamsters Local 399 said in a Web posting that as a union, it has a legal obligation to honor its contracts with producers. But the local, which represents truck drivers, casting directors and location managers, said the clause does not apply to individuals, who are protected by federal law from employer retribution if they decide to honor picket lines. last_img read more

  • LYIT GETS AN INJECTION OF CULTURE – JAPANESE-STYLE!

    first_imgIt was a feast of colour and custom at LYIT Hanami event today, students and staff welcomed Japanese people living in the Donegal community to LYIT, with a host of great events taking place on campus.Origami lessons, Japanese language classes and animation shows where complimented with karaoke and an authentic Japanese tea ceremony. Denise Doherty pictured at the fitting of a Japanese Kumono, which were provided by the Japanese Embassy in Dublin to assist with the Hanami event in Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Large numbers of students and staff participated in the event and the day’s activities commenced with the ceremonial planting of a cherry blossom tree on campus which was then adorned with Japanese lanterns. Sodexo, LYIT on campus caterers, prepared ‘bento boxes’ filled with tasty Japanese food for staff and students to sample.The event was organised by Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer, Fiona Kelly, Student Union Administrator, Catherine Lyster, Careers Officer, LYIT SU Gardening Club and LYIT SU International Society with the assistance of the Student Union.It is hoped to run many more cultural events on campus and that the Cherry Blossom tree, planted today, will act as a reminder of the first Hanami event at LYIT.  Pictured at the Hanami event, a Japanese themed day, in Letterkenny Institute of Technology are Fiona Kelly, SU Administrator and event organiser, Denise Doherty, Roseann McGinley,  Riadh Egan, at the back are Jason McClean, Adrian Murrin, Mark Sweeney, John McClean, Jack Pearson. The programme of events included a tree planting ceremony, A Japanese Tea Ceremony, Cultural talks from the Japanese/Irish guests, Orogami and a series of fun events such as Karaoke and Sumo Wrestling within the safe confines of an inflatable platform.LYIT GETS AN INJECTION OF CULTURE – JAPANESE-STYLE! was last modified: September 27th, 2013 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)last_img read more

  • GOLF NEWS: LESLIE STERRITT WINS THE KILBRAE CUP IN DUNFANAGHY

    first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:Another busy week at Dunfanaghy and congratulations to Leslie Sterritt on a fine score to win the Kilbrae Cup. Well done to Graham and Billy on their successes earlier in the week.This weekend is the jazz and blues festival in Dunfanaghy, we have an open 4BBB (any combination) on Saturday and Sunday. Perhaps our Indian summer may have arrived by then.Monday 14th September sees the beginning of our monthly Ladies and Gents seniors. This is a most enjoyable competition and very reasonable at an entry fee of €5 for members and €10.00 for visitors. Complimentary Tea/Coffee on arrival. Please tell all your golfing friends as everyone’s support would be greatly appreciated.We are happy to announce that the former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has kindly agreed to sponsor a trophy for our juvenile golfers. The competition will be played in a matchplay format over the coming months. We would ask that all those interested in entering the competition phone the shop and put their names on the list on or before the 13th Sept 2015. Please feel free to pass this message on to other juvenile members with GUI handicaps. Most matches have to be played in the Challenge Cup. The committee would ask all matches be completed in the next week.Results:Wednesday open 2nd September1st Billy Griffen 35Pts bot2nd Seamus McCauley 35Pts botSaturday 5th September Gents open single stableford1st Graham Cummings 40Pts bot2nd Cairns Witherow 40Pts3rd Michael Dunne 39Pts Sunday 6th September Kilbrae Cup1st Leslie Sterritt 44Pts2nd Seamus McCauley 41PtsGross Keith Lapsley 30Pts bot3rd Colin Higgs 40PtsCat. Cyril Robinson 38Pts botJunior James T.Sweeney 40Pts1st9 Chris Monroe 22Pts2nd9 Patrick McMullan 22PtsSeniors on next Monday 14th SeptemberFixturesThere are a number of competitions in the next week –• Wednesday 9th of September 2015 – Open Singles Stableford• Saturday 12th of September 2015 – Open 4BBB competition (any combination)• Sunday 13th of September 2015 – Open 4BBB competition (any combination)• Monday 14th of September 2015 – Senior’s Single Stableford Open (Gents and Ladies)You can book on-line at Dunfanaghy Golf club website or ring the clubhouse on 0749136335Function Room for Private parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)Junior Notes;Edward O Reilly fresh from his facebook fame led the Juveniles home last Saturday, the other winners on the day were Max Roarty, Ben King and Caolan Mc Fadden. GOLF NEWS: LESLIE STERRITT WINS THE KILBRAE CUP IN DUNFANAGHY was last modified: September 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfSportlast_img read more

  • UPDATED: PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHALLENGE DETAILS UNVEILED

    first_imgUPDATED: It’s that time of year again – the Primary School athletics finals – the 41st annual organisation of the event which began all those years ago in Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey and finally found a home @ Finn Valley.On Wednesday close to 1000 children will chase 300 medals and evident  will be all the emotions  not only  with the children but extends to the many family members that turn up to support and ultimately make this the largest track/field outing of the year.It’s an 11am start hence the emphasis on getting to the venue with plenty of time to spare to register etc. From the event will emerge many champions of the future but most importantly it promises to be an enjoyable educational experience.41 st ANNUAL AREA PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHALLENGE Venue:         Finn Valley A.C., Stranorlar, Co. Donegal Date:                        1st  June 2011Time:           11.00am sharp Program of Events: Born 2004 60m Born 2003 60m, 100m Born 2002 80m, 300m Long Jump, High Jump Born 2001 80m, 600m, High Jump, Long Jump, Relay (see a) Born 2000 100m, 600m, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot put, Ball Throw for distance Born 1999 100m, 800m, High Jump, Long Jump, Relay (see b)Ball Throw for distance Born 1998/99 Shot Born 1998 100m, 800m Rules: Entry fee is £2.50-€3.00 payable in advance or on arrival, each child will receive mementoChildren may compete in two events onlyplus relayChildren to compete in their own age category, the exception being relay where the sections are:born 2001and 2002born 1999 and 2000Schools are limited to 2 children in each high jump, long jump, shot and ball throw.This event continues to be developing with 92 schools participating during 2011.Qualifying regional trails where appropriate will take place during April/May.  It is desirable to have a local area qualifying final.   Areas which had a qualifying competition last year, were FinnValley (2 days) North West, Rosses, Buncrana, Killybegs South West. Two athletes per event qualifying for the county finals along with one relay each regional event.  Schools in other areas may wish to organise a qualifying competition amongst themselves on a mutually agreed day.  Schools unable to organise locally may still compete at County final with one athlete per event plus relay team per age group.Principals please note the former as numbers have forced: it is therefore desirable to have a local area event if at all possible.Awards- medals top 3, certificates for all children N.B. where areas do not hold qualifying events I will on this occasion hold firm on the above namely one athlete per event per school in jumps and throws.  You can understand this as there are time and safety limitations on the day.The only change to the normal format is that I will organise the relays based on school size (this proved very popular in more recent years ):         small school —-1 to 100 pupils, medium size —-1 to 200, large schools— 200 plus Further Details from Patsy McGonagle at 087  2226112Email: Patsymcgonagle@hotmail.comUPDATED: PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHALLENGE DETAILS UNVEILED was last modified: May 31st, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegal primary school sports challengelast_img read more

  • DD LOCAL – MEVAGH RESOURCE CENTRE, DOWNINGS NOTES

    first_imgRambles around Ros Goill – Mevagh Family Resource Centre are holding a fundraising 5k & 10k walk on Good Friday, 29th March beginning at the centre. Registration at 10am for 10:30am start. Sponsorship forms are available. Refreshments served afterwards at the centre. The walk is open to everyone from hill walkers to ramblers, teens to toddlers. No dogs are allowed on walks. More info. on 074 9155055.Mevagh Family Resource Centre will be closed on Good Friday, 29th March and on Easter Monday, 1st April.Mevagh Men’s Group – usual meeting on Tuesday 2 April at 8:00 pm in the Resource Centre. Craft Group meet every Thursday at the Resource Centre from 10.30 am until 12.00 noon.Mevagh Busy Bees – Parent, baby and toddler group will be meeting on Friday 5th April from 10am -12 noon in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre. So bring along your busy bees for some fun and games. The cost is €3 per family.Big Fish Little Fish – for 1st year students at Secondary School, a follow on review of the year so far will be taking place in Mevagh Family Resource Centre on Wednesday 3rd April from 1pm to 4pm. This will be an enjoyable afternoon with fun and games.Yoga for Beginners – Help reduce stress and tension, create a sense of well being and calm and improve muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina. A six-week course will commence in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre, Downings on Thursday 4th April at 7pm. Cost is €40. Contact Helen on 087 0545744 to reserve your place. Classes for Children and Senior Citizens to follow. Cookery on a Budget – eating healthily doesn’t have to put a dent in your budget. Attend our cookery classes presented by four different local chefs and learn how to make nutritious meals without breaking the bank. Classes commence on 9th April and will run for four Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am until 12 noon. Cost for the four sessions is €20. This course is part-funded by Co. Donegal V.E.C.Occupational First Aid – In conjunction with FÁS it is proposed to run a FETAC Level 5 accredited Occupational First Aid course in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre commencing on Wednesday 10th April from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. This course will run for 8 weeks. Cost is €180 with concessions for people in receipt of benefits.Art Classes will begin in Mevagh Family Resource Centre on week beginning 15th April. These classes will be part-funded by Co. Donegal VEC. For further information or to book your place please call Veronica on 074 9155006.Féile Carraig Arts & Culture welcome you to an afternoon of music, dancing and craic at their Tráthnóna Airneál on Easter Sunday 31st March at Teach John Mickey Ban’s (Hugo Boyles) from 2-7.30 pm. Bring along your own musical instruments to join in! Light refreshments will be served and all Donations are in aid of Fèile Carraig Arts & Culture 2013. For more information contact 085 136 0837.  DD LOCAL – MEVAGH RESOURCE CENTRE, DOWNINGS NOTES was last modified: March 26th, 2013 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:DowningsMevagh Resource Centrelast_img read more