Desperate to regain the title they last won in 2009, Kingston College (KC) have surged to the top of the hill in the early race for the Mortimer Geddes Trophy at the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships inside the National Stadium.With two finals scored, the purple-hearted unit were leading the points standings with 23 points ahead of Jamaica College (JC), 19, with defending champions Calabar High, which must overcome a testing day on the track, third on 10. They are followed by Excelsior (nine), St Jago (seven) and Campion College (four).KC got off to a strong start yesterday evening, with Yashawn Hamilton securing the first points for the North Street-based school with a 7.01-metre win in the Class Two boys’ long jump event.Excelsior’s Joel Morgan, 6.95m, won the silver medal ahead of Calabar’s Kristoffe Clifford, 6.87m.O’Brien Wasome of JC’s 7.50m mark in the Class One boys’ long jump was enough to give him the win and nine valuable points for his school, with St Jago’s Shawn-d Thompson, 7.27m, claiming second place ahead of third-place finisher Shammawi Wellington (KC), 7.23m.Earlier, in the half lap event, Calabar’s titan, Christopher Taylor, showed no signs of wear after last night’s 400m-record run and was comfortable in winning his heat and posting the fastest time in the Class Two boys’ 200m heats, 21.13.His teammate, Dejour Russell, got in on the action, stopping the clock at 21.14 in the very next heat as St Jago pair Gary Gordon (22.01) and Javad Black (22.12), JC’s Chislon Gordon 22.16 and KC’s Yashawn Hamilton, 22.17, will all be looking to upset the Calabar duo.Class One favourite, Nigel Ellis, is determined to leave Kingston with the sprint double, and the early signs are positive.EASY WINThe in-form sprinter was easy in winning his 200m heat in 21.24 seconds, to lead all qualifiers into the next round of the event.With no Jhevaughn Matherson registered for the event, KC fans were relieved to see Tyreke Bryan, who had the second-fastest qualifying time of 21.33 and seventh fastest qualifier Shivnarine Smalling, 21.47 both securing lanes in the next round.Thiea Shea (Wolmer’s) won his Class Three boys’ 200m heat in a time of 22.42 – the best clocking among all qualifiers – as he beat Clarendon College’s Rahyme Christian, 22.80, into second place.Event favourite Sachin Dennis (STETHS), 22.76, is also safely through to the next round, so, too, is his teammate, Tyrone Barnes, 23.32; Petersfield’s Antonio Watson, 22.90, and Papine’s Shemar Willis, 22.91 – the top qualifiers.Calabar suffered a major setback in the Class Three boys’ 800m heats, with Kevroy Venson, who was expected to bring in maximum points in both the 800m and 1500m, struggling to last place in his two-lap preliminary-round race after battling with flu symptoms.The second Calabar athlete in the event, Rivaldo Marshall, also failed to book a spot in the next round, with St Jago’s medal favourite, Jevana Edwards, leading all qualifiers to the semi-finals with a 2:06.23 time. Shanthamoi Brown (KC), 2:06.51, was the next best qualifier in the event, followed by Donald Quarrie’s Jordan Anderson, 2:08.44 and JC’s Malik Ricketts, 2:08.85, also securing semi-final lanes.The Calabar coaching staff, which outlined that Venson was cleared to compete, has indicated that the athlete will line up in the 1500m heats this morning.St Jago’s Keenan Lawrence is expected to push for the Class Two boys’ 800m record of 1:52.27 and it’s about time. Aldwyn Sappleton’s (Edwin Allen) mark of 1:52.27 has been on the books since 1997, and with Lawrence already clocking 1:53.82 this season, there are strong signs that he will be able to carve his name in history.Lawrence was comfortable in qualifying from his heat, clocking 1:58.21 for the win as Dwight Mason (STETHS), 1:57.40 – his fastest time this season, was responsible for the fastest time in the preliminary round.Bellefield’s Shevan Parks, who cruised to 1:56.09 in the heats and STETHS’ Jauavney James, 1:56.79, should take their Class Two rivalry into the Class One 800m and could push each other to special performances in what is a keenly anticipated clash at this year’s championships.It was, however, Rogay Granston (Holmwood), 1:55.29, who posted the fastest time in yesterday’s heats, with St Jago’s Leon Clarke next best with 1:55.30 and Nathan Brown (Excelsior), 1:55.80, also making a statement in qualifying.Warren Barrett Jr (Calabar) 49.25m was the best effort in the boys’ Class One discus qualifiers, with Munro’s Kino Dunkley, reminding all that this will be one of the closest events at these championships with a 48.53m qualifying mark of his own.Petersfield’s Kevin Nedrick, 46.29m and Munro’s Vikarie Elliott, 46.13m, also placed their names in the conversation, along with JC’s Vashon McCarthy, 44.45m and Hydel’s Derrick Spencer, 44.05m, also among the top qualifiers to the final.
TOTAL Liberia Inc. has modernized and rededicated its 5th Street filling station in Sinkor. The French petroleum giant celebrated the refurbished T-AIR filling station on July 23, with Managing Director Robert Fenech reiterating the Company’s commitment to investing and reinvesting in all of its filling stations across the country. The objective is for all TOTAL’s service stations to meet international standards. The 5th Street service station is first-ever service station built in Liberia by TOTAL in 2007.“The transformation of our 5th Street station into a modern reference service station under the T-AIR concept marks another important example of TOTAL’s commitment to invest and reinvest in its existing service stations,” Fenech said.According to the TOTAL Managing Director, the reinvestment is intended to raise the bar in standards offered to customers. With each TOTAL service station costing about US$1 million, our business desk covering the ceremony was told that the company reinvested about US$110,000.00 to improve the 5th Street service station. TOTAL Liberia Inc. has already opened 26 service stations in and outside of Monrovia over the last few years, including Tubmanburg, Buchanan, Robertsport, Voinjama, Zorzor, Kakata, Ganta and most recently, first TAIR service station in Gbarnga. Mr. Fenech disclosed that each TOTAL service station creates employment – 100% – exclusively for Liberians. “It helps develop communities throughout Liberia and contributes to drive the Liberian economy,” he added. He boasted of TOTAL’s unparallel track record in Liberia, “and our service stations costing US$1 million each are built to the highest quality and standards, respecting the most current international norms.” According to the TOTAL boss, the new T-AIR stations endow the company with added legitimacy when it talks about sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and public acceptance of its activities. He insisted that TOTAL will continue to invest in the new T-AIR concept in all counties, in line with the tenants of the government of Liberia’s Agenda for Transformation (AfT), targeting approximately five new service stations projects per year.Mr. Fenech used the occasion to honor Mrs. Adah Clarke, manager of 5th Street station. Mrs. Clarke is TOTAL’s oldest young dealer managing her own service station on 5th Street. “TOTAL prides itself on giving our customers the right product, the right quantity for the right price. A million dollar service station is nothing without a million dollar dealer driving the standards which the Liberian consumer deserves. Mrs. Adah Clarke embodies all the qualities and competencies needed by a dealer to achieve these standards,” he said.He recalled how Mrs. Clarke’s hard work, honesty and commitment, sustained presence on the service station reconciling stocks, challenging transporters, checking cash proceeds, managing and developing her staff and building strong customer relationships have made her to succeed.“And through our highs and lows, Mrs. Adah Clarke has stuck with TOTAL and we have continued to enjoy a respectful, balanced partnership. And so when TOTAL decided to rebrand and transform 5th Street service station it is because Adah Clarke, as our longest serving dealer and partner of 7 years, deserves to manage the most modern service station in Liberia.” Speaking earlier, Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) Managing Director T. Nelson Williams recounted how TOTAL is making crucial marks in the petroleum sector not only in Monrovia, but across the 15 counties of Liberia. Mr. Williams urged partnership between local Liberian own businesses and their foreign counterparts. For his part, Acting Commerce and Industry Minister Cyril Allen noted that his ministry considers TOTAL’s young dealership program as an empowerment for Liberians. “This program is a momentous one for us at the Ministry of Commerce and we appreciate TOTAL for it,” he said. Also making remarks was TOTAL’s Young Dealers’ representative Mr. Bobby Dorbor who thanked the French company for supporting the development of young Liberian entrepreneurs. Earlier, TOTAL’s retail manager Victor Wallace said the 5th street Service Station is not just a TOTAL service station, but a symbol of history as the first retail image of TOTAL Liberia. “More to celebrating a new image, TOTAL’s continuous investment in both infrastructure and human resources is a sustainable gesture,” he said.As Retail Manager, Wallace said he is well pleased in Management’s decision to launch T-AIR retrofit phenomenon in the country and particularly with the 5th street Service Station.Mr. Wallace added: “As a self starter, 5th street under the franchise agreement between Mrs. Adah Clarke and TOTAL Liberia has demonstrated hard work and resilience in meeting the challenges associated with the business of a service station as a true pace setter, and leader by example. “We are fascinated by your hard work and dedication to making this business a part of you, Mrs. Clarke.”Wallace, who made the T-AIR presentation, explained that the Total Air, remarkably referred to as T-AIR, refers to the company’s new retail network Image.According to him, T-AIR was born in 2011 and is transforming the landscape with more than 500 stations across Africa and parts of the Middle East. “We are particularly overwhelmed by the agility of TOTAL Liberia to adopt this change so fast and simultaneously embark upon the retrofit of already existent sites beginning with the 5th Street and Tarr Town Stations,” Wallace stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In his final attempt to get Rufus Anderson’s Liberia Basketball Association to let him exercise his right to contest the forthcoming elections, K-Delta president Abraham Samukai has vowed to use the judicial system to exercise his rights.A letter he sent to Mr. Phillibert Brown, president of the Liberia National Committee, LNOC, calling for a solution, drew attention to the inconsistencies of the LBA on his role as the president and owner of K-Delta female basketball club and the attempt to deny him his rights as a presidential aspirant in the forthcoming elections.“When I resigned as vice president for administration of the LBA,” Samukai wrote, “I resumed my position as president (of K-Delta) and further confirmed it with a letter dated January 19, 2015.” Copies of the letter were sent to LBA’s executive committee and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Henry Y. Yonton, Jr.Copies were also sent to Mr. Rufus Anderson, as president of the LBA and its constituted chairman of its Elections Commission.But for reasons that indicated that Samukai’s presence in the election may have some consequences for certain ambitious candidates, the LBA’s Executive Committee and Anderson did not respond, Samukai told the Daily Observer yesterday.Meanwhile, three separate letters to K-Delta from Mr. D. Allen Goodridge, Secretary General of the LBA referred to K-Delta’s vice president for administration, Mr. Bonar Kerkula as ‘president K-Delta basketball Team.’ (One is dated January 10, 2015.)Mr. Kerkula, in his reply to Mr. Goodride, in a letter dated January 19, 2015, stated: “I am pleased to inform you officially that I am not the president of K-Delta. I am the vice president for administration and was acting as president in the absence of Mr. Abraham B. Samukai, who is the president.”Kerkula pointed out to him that “Since Mr. Samukai resigned his post as vice president for the LBA, he took over his post as president of K-Delta Sports Association.”Kerkula’s letter, a copy of which is with the Daily Observer was also copied to Mr. Rufus Anderson, president of the Liberia Basketball Association.LBA Secretary General Goodridge confirmed that Mr. Kerkula is vice president of K-Delta when he addressed a letter on July 4, 2012, informing him of the then impending Zone lll Men and Women Club qualifiers which was slated to begin on August 25, 2012.However, in a letter from Mr. Anderson, he addressed it to Mr. Samukai and referred to him as ‘owner of K-Delta Basketball Team.” Why did Anderson deliberately decide to refer to Mr. Samukai as ‘owner’ of a team that he was the president?For the sake of clarity, why LBA president Anderson, who is seeking re-election, did not consult with his secretary general to have known how to address Mr. Samukai with his legitimate title as president of K-Delta Basketball Team, an angry observer asked.But the bone of contention here now, according to Mr. Samukai, is a reference to Mr. Alfred Sayon, in LBA’s final list, as president of K-Delta.The inconsistency in Mr. Anderson’s administration not to recognize Mr. Samukai as president of K-Delta to make him qualify to run for the elections, many who are observing the development have said, could mean that Anderson may not be sure of winning re-election with Samukai in contention.“If that is not the case,” said another observer, “then let Samukai run, for God’s sake.”In his letter to the LNOC, Samukai is seeking the intervention of the ‘mother’ of all clubs to get LBA to qualify him to run in the forthcoming elections but if it fails, the judicial system, the law may jump in to halt further electioneering till the court interprets the dynamics of the LBA constitution, Samukai has threatened.Sadly, the Ministry of Youth & Sports, with statutory duty to ensure the success of sports development in the country has not been able to resolve this long-lasting crisis in the LBA.The last time a sporting organization went to court was in a similar leadership crisis that held the Liberia Tennis Association hostage, as the legal battle raged on, and on and tennis suffered immensely, said a tennis player.Can the LBA afford a long standing court battle?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
He’s done it again.Donegal’s top cartoonist, Jarla, has wished the Donegal team the best of luck in his own unique style.We just can’t figure out who the Bruce Willis lookalike is?! C’MON DONEGAL!!!!!!!!!! JARLA GETS READY TO WELCOME SAM HOME – CARTOON SPECIAL was last modified: August 25th, 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)
Donegal County Council is undertaking a review of speed limits in housing estates.The move means that county councillors along with the executive can decide if existing speed limits are appropriate to ensure a safe environment, particularly for children in their areas.The move has been welcomed by councillor Patrick McGowan. He adds that the council is encouraging submissions from the general public and to highlight housing estates where speeding is deemed to be a problem.If anyone wishes to make a submission in relation to Housing Estate Speed Limit Review, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com COUNCIL TO REVIEW SPEED LIMITS IN DONEGAL’S HOUSING ESTATES was last modified: March 4th, 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:cllr patrick McGowandonegalHOUSING ESTATES
GARDAI have joined a cross border investigation after police in the North said they believe they have smashed a cross border charity clothing racket.A Donegal-registered Renault Kangoo van has been seized stuffed with bags of clothes donated by the public in Derry City who believed it was going to help a heart charity.Not so, says the PSNI.PSNI Foyle said via their Facebook feed: “This Donegal registered van is being circulated locally on Social Media and I’ve had lots of Private Messages about it.“We just seized it!“Police know that the males who were using this van were collecting old clothing which they stored in black bin bags in the back of the van. “They stated it was for a charity called Heart UK.“We checked with that charity and they confirmed that they do not operate in the North or South of Ireland.“Therefore these males were either collecting for charity without authorisation or pretending to collect for charity for personal benefit.“Either way: be careful who you donate to and verify a charity before responding to a leaflet you receive.”The PSNI say they have shared their information with gardaí – and have warned the scammers have been operating in east Donegal and Inishowen. Advertisement #CheckBeforeYouGive #VanSeized#KeepongPeopleSafe PSNI seize Donegal van in charity clothes scam investigation was last modified: April 5th, 2018 by John2Share 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:charity scamDerrydonegalthieves
The Arcata High School girls basketball team hosted fellow Humboldt-Del Norte League Big 5 conference rival Del Norte in a matchup of the top two teams in the Big 5.Arcata didn’t lead until the final tenth of a second remaining in the fourth quarter. It was all they needed, beating Del Norte at the buzzer 66-65 off three free-throws courtesy of Bree Northern to take sole possession of first place in the Big 5.Early on, Del Norte (13-7, 4-2) controlled the game thoroughly and looked to be the …
The West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Tuesday witnessed noisy scenes over reports of deaths of Sabar community members allegedly due to starvation and malnutrition, with members of the Congress and Left parties staging a walkout.The Opposition MLAs wanted a discussion on the deaths, which was not accepted by Speaker Biman Banerjee. Both parties decided to boycott the proceedings for the entire week. Earlier in the day, while participating in the House proceedings, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rubbished the reports as “fabricated” and said the government was providing food grains to every poor person.“Two people have died of illness and old age, others have died due to liver problems caused by excessive consumption of liquor,” she said. Meanwhile, a delegation of six civil rights activists of the Right to Food Campaign visited the hamlet of Sabar community at Purnapani Lalgarh in Jhargram district. “The people were so scared to speak that they ran into the forest,” said Anurdha Talwar, one of the members of the delegation.
View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Tigresses may need more of those game smarts if they want their old glory to resurface.UST, who only made the Final Four once in the last three seasons, faces a stern test when it takes on an equally tough former powerhouse Far Eastern University on Saturday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe clash of traditional collegiate heavyweights is expected to steal some of the spotlight off the marquee match, where unbeaten La Salle tests the mettle of a University of the Philippines team trying to bounce back from a stinging loss in the other match of the double-header starting at 2 p.m.UP, one of the pretournament favorites after winning two crowns during the varsity offseason, is coming off a loss to UST and the Lady Maroons will try to calm themselves in front of the rampaging defending champions. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Our coach told us to take it easy,” said UP star Tots Carlos. “No pressure for us, but our goal is to beat beat La Salle by playing our own game.”UST will also try to play to its new identity—something that the Tigresses are only starting to warm up to.They have found some spunk and mental strength, attributes that have benefited rising middle blocker Milena Alessandrini. The awkward 6-foot-2 sophomore is just beginning to gain confidence commensurate to her big talent.“I’d like to thank my teams, players, coaches and officials for helping me stay positive,” said Alessandrini, who drilled in 22 points against the Lady Maroons. “But I know we have to maintain that attitude.”Against the Lady Tamaraws, they do. FEU is smarting from a defeat at the hands of Ateneo in a match where the Lady Tamaraws were leading two sets to none.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES MOST READ “We are staying positive. It’s still a long tournament,” said FEU coach George Pascua. “We just to need to develop our killer instinct.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nietes vacates WBO throne, eyes pricey fights Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor University of Santo Tomas coach Kungfu Reyes, the only thing that hinders the Tigresses from reaching full their potential is mind-set.“The problem with us is we dwell on our mistakes too long and carry them to the next set,” said Reyes in Filipino. “Sometimes we need ‘henyo moves’ to pull off victories.”ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem
MOST READ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Fifa has taken part in a number of similar collaborations with other international groupings in the past year. They include the Group of 20 (G-20), Council of Europe and African Union.Asean Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi said: “Football, and sport in general, is a strategic means for bringing people together, promoting greater people-to-people connectivity, and binding us stronger as one community.”The deal comes a month after the 10 Asean nations agreed to set up a technical working group to look into the possibility of hosting the 2034 Fifa World Cup.Led by Thailand, the group also includes members from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.Others that have shown interest in staging the 2034 World Cup include China, Egypt, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and joint bidders Australia and New Zealand.ADVERTISEMENT Mr Infantino said he was pleased with Asean’s World Cup bid, adding: “This is something that is worth pursuing for such a big part of the world. We have to work to invest in football, in club competitions, in a true Asean champions league.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Rice industry paralysis Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events PLAY LIST 01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Both groups will also work to promote inclusive football, with a focus on women and marginalised communities.They also aim to focus on child safeguarding and boost sporting integrity through a raised awareness of clean and fair play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“After some decades of discussion among all the Asean countries, finally we found the one topic that unites everyone. It’s this – it’s football,” said Fifa president Gianni Infantino at the signing ceremony at the Asean Summit in Bangkok on Saturday (Nov 2).Addressing Asean leaders, he added: “People in your countries, businesses in your countries invest 10 times more in European football, than in football in Asean. We need to invest in Asean.” Enemy rebooted FIFA President Gianni Infantino (left) poses with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha following a signing ceremony in Bangkok, on Nov 2, 2019. PHOTO: AFP via The Straits Times/Asia News NetworkBANGKOK — Fifa and Asean have inked a deal to catalyse social development and healthy lifestyles in the region through football.The agreement will see both parties invest in education, especially in Fifa’s Football for Schools program which aims to incorporate the sport into physical education.ADVERTISEMENT