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Big throw for Calabar’s Barrett

first_imgCALABAR High’s Warren Barrett and Shauntae Foreman of Excelsior High were in record-breaking form at yesterday’s 23rd staging of the Purewater-JC Invitational on the grounds of Jamaica College.Barrett had a winning throw of 19.40 metres in capturing the Class One boys’ shot put. His throw erased the 2012 mark of 18.98m set by former Calabar standout Ashina Miller. Vashon McCarthy of JC was second with 17.27m, while Calabar’s Kyle Mitchell (16.72m) placed third.Foreman, competing in Class Four, cleared the high jump bar at 1.62m to erase the one-year-old mark of 1.60m set by Abbygail Wilks of Wolmer’s Girls. Second-place Shante McFarlane of Immaculate, and third-place Zoey Shaw of St Andrew High both cleared 1.45m.There were some good results in the 100m, with Vere Technical High’s Brittney Anderson leading the way among the females. Anderson clocked a fast 11.88 seconds to win her Class-Three heat. Alpha’s Kiara Grant was second overall with 11.99, with third going to Kevin Davis of Edwin Allen in 12.17.Shantae Deer of Holmwood Technical was the fastest Class-One girl, with 11.86. Edwin Allen High’s Patrice Moody, 11.88, and Camperdown’s Rushelle Burton (11.99) were second and third, respectively.Among the boys, JC’s Odario Phillips led the way with 10.82 in the Class One 100m. Vere Technical’s Tesrico Bell was second overall with 10.83, while Manchester High’s Delano Dunkley clocked 10.91 for third.Chisholm Gordon of JC was best among the Class Two boys with a winning time of 10.92.last_img read more

GlobalPort dethrones Rain or Shine, sweeps way to second PGBL crown

first_imgThe Spurs became the first two-time champion of the league backed by the Philippine Sportswriters Association, the PBA and the PSC.Riding on the trio of Aldo Aviñante, Jerome Lagunzad and Paolo Poblador, GlobalPort also became the first team to sweep its way to the title in the league for sports journalists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAviñante spearheaded a 12-0 run in the first period that turned a 5-7 deficit into a 17-7 lead that the Spurs just kept adding to.With a stingy defense that fueled a torrent of transition attacks, GlobalPort even built a 24-point lead early in the fourth. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PSC, NBI launch probe on karatedo 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Aviñante poured 17 of his 29 points in the opening quarter and added four rebounds to also bag the Finals MVP plum.Poblador chipped in 21 and six assists while Lagunzad racked up six points, eight boards, two steals and three blocks.Tournament scoring champion Cedelf P. Tupas of the Inquirer led Rain or Shine with 16 points.Best Center’s Christian Jacinto was named season MVP while teammate Arnold Cagang won Rookie of the Year honors.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The GlobalPort Spurs ripped defending champion Rain or Shine Tigerscribes, 80-62, Monday night in the championship match of the 4th Pakitang Basketball League Willie Caballes Cup—logging two tournament milestones in the process at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Scuffles at J.C. Howard Cemetery

first_imgDecoration Day, set aside by Legislation to remember the dead by cleaning up their burial places, instead ended in a disgraceful graveside fight yesterday at the J.C. Howard Cemetery in the Voker Mission Community, Paynesville outside Monrovia.More than 200 people watched in shocked silence as a lady identified as Theresa Fallah, publicly authorized her family members to open a vault and remove a casket concealed in it. She was backed by a group of people who hurled insults at the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC).  Mr. William Dolo, chairman of Voker community, also vented his anger against the PCC, claiming that “although the cemetery is full (surpassing its capacity), PCC workers continue to ignore it, and collect money to bury bodies here. They even remove bodies from their graves and bury others in their places.”At one stage, many in the aggrieved group attempted to attack a man identified only as “Solo”, said to be an employee of the PCC.  Many of them claimed that Solo collects money on behalf of the PCC to have bodies buried at the already overcrowded cemetery. Solo, however, escaped from his pursuers and went into hiding.  The Daily Observer learned that the commotion started when Mrs. Fallah and her family went to the cemetery to clean-up their mother’s grave and upon their arrival they noticed a new paint mark on the tomb, signifying that someone had buried another person in the same tomb that their mother had occupied since 2010.  Mrs. Fallah later realized that a casket believed to have contained the remains of her mother had been removed and dumped outside the vault and she therefore asked her family to remove the ‘new’ casket buried in her mother’s vault. Minutes after Mrs. Fallah and her family took the decision, she, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer, expressed their frustration: “You can see my mother’s casket lying outside there and she was buried here since 2010. Every year all of us children come here to clean her grave.”  She said when they made the discovery; she reported the incident to community chairman Dolo, who advised her.   As a result she took the action to rebury her mother’s remains.Mrs. Fallah said she decided to remove the new plastering on the vault when she discovered her mother’s name on the tombstone.When the Daily Observer contacted chairman Dolo, he blamed the PCC supervisor assigned at the cemetery.“I’m in tears with those who are weeping.  Since 1984 I have been living here and such a thing has never happened before,” he said.“Things have gradually gone out of our hands, regarding the grave desecration in this community.“You can see dead bodies lying all around the area. PCC is responsible, because their people are assigned here daily. They take care of the place; we don’t have anyone in the community assigned with them,” Dolo complained. “In February we communicated with the PCC authorities, but nothing has been done in that direction. So we are appealing to government to have the place fenced and closed,” Dolo said.  Meanwhile, a PCC official denied the PCC workers are responsible for the desecration of the graves and asked residents to meet with PCC officials about their concerns.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President Sirleaf Declares World Telecommunication Day

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has by Proclamation, declared May 17, as “World Telecommunication and Information Society Day,” and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a working holiday, since the day falls on Sunday, it will be commemorated on Monday, May 18.The proclamation is in consonance with the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution (A/RES/60/252) in May 2006 stipulating that World Information Society Day shall be celebrated on the 17 of May each year, the ITU comprised of 192 member states and over 700 sector members and is the Specialized Agency of the United Nations (UN) responsible to facilitate development of Telecommunication & ICT services globally.The proclamation further states that Liberia being a founding member of the ITU shall support and uphold rules and procedures laid down by the world body in our strive to support plans of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Summit on Information Society (WSIS), geared towards building competencies in ICT, especially of women and girls and physically challenged individuals through the promotion of equitable access to opportunities provided by ICT.Liberia through the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications will join member states of ITU to celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on May 17, under the theme: “TELECOMMUNICATION & ICTS: DRIVES OF INNOVATIONS”. President Sirleaf, in the proclamation called upon all Government Ministries and Agencies, Business Houses, National and International ICT organizations concerned, Telecommunication Companies and Internet Service Providers, to cooperate with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication to execute appropriate programs befitting the occasion.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AfDB Launches Digital Tool to Help African Youth Learn to Code

first_imgThe AfDB’s Coding 4 Employment platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, aims to promote a continuous learning culture among young people and build their capacity to shape the continent’s future.The African Development Bank and technology firm Microsoft today launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform (https://Coding4Employment.org/), an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent.The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, aims to promote a continuous learning culture among young people and build their capacity to shape the continent’s future.The high-level event drew heads of state and government, ministers and leaders from the private sector and academia to discuss how this new tool and other technological innovations could be used to spur development across the continent.“The youth employment and skills development challenge is a complex issue that requires systemic thinking and bold partnerships … to address the existing skills gap and link youth to decent and sustainable employment,” said Hendrina Doroba, the African Development Bank’s acting director for Human Capital, Youth & Skills Development.“The skills training platform launched today is a testament to the impact that such partnerships can achieve and the Bank looks forward to strengthening similar partnerships.”The  platform teaches technical courses such as web development, design, data science and digital marketing and will be constantly adapted to respond to market demand. It is accessible on mobile devices, even in low internet connectivity settings and has an affordable, easy-to-navigate, secured and private interface.“A defining challenge of our time is ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity to benefit from technology,” Ghada Khalifa, Director of Microsoft Philanthropies for the Middle East and Africa, said at the launch.“Forward-thinking initiatives such as the digital training platform represent our commitment to helping drive the momentum needed. Though there is still much work to be done, we believe that through dynamic partnerships such as these, we can help build a knowledge-based economy in Africa that leaves no person behind.”The Coding for Employment Program is a crucial part of the African Development Bank’s strategic agenda to create 25 million jobs by 2025, and to equip 50 million African youth with competitive skills. The Bank piloted the program in five countries (Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire) in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation and Microsoft and is currently developing 14 ultra-modern centers specialized in ICT and entrepreneurship skills trainings for youth.The goal is to scale up the program to 130 centers of excellence across the continent over a 10-year period. It will create nine million jobs by building synergies with the public and the private sector globally to deliver demand-driven, agile and collaborative skills to empower young people to become innovative players in the digital economy.The Coding for Employment training platform can be accessed here (https://bit.ly/2P4ePRK) across 54 African countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

City, Chelsea lock horns in Community Shield

first_imgThe game, likely to be played in sizzling summer temperatures in London, is set to feature various youngsters and fringe players as World Cup stars ease their way back into club action.But whatever the line-ups, there are plenty of talking points and the game will be closely watched for clues as domestic football reclaims centre stage just three weeks after the World Cup final in Russia.Can Manchester City pick up where they left off last season or will they have a serious challenger?Will new manager Maurizio Sarri be able to revive FA Cup winners Chelsea, who finished fifth last season after winning the title the previous year under Antonio Conte?Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri speaks to the press ahead of the Community Shield match against Manchester City © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASOne question for City fans is how manager Pep Guardiola will deploy Riyad Mahrez — the only significant addition to their already-impressive list of forward options during the summer transfer window.The manager has confirmed his record £60 million ($78 million) signing is in contention to start the match after he was forced off during last weekend’s final match of the US pre-season tour against Bayern Munich.“Mahrez is good. He had a little bit of pain but he trained day before yesterday — I think so (he can play on Sunday),” said Guardiola, who twice outwitted Sarri in the Champions League last season when the Italian was managing Napoli.Most of the players who were on duty at the World Cup have now returned to training but Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne are still on their post-Russia breaks.The City manager also revealed how much he was looking forward to locking horns with Sarri, who replaced Conte last month.“I am happy that he is here in the Premier League,” Guardiola said. “I will learn a lot to see his team every weekend. I saw three games — he gets it, the team in a short time plays like he wants.“I think it will be a good game, always Chelsea is a big rival. Antonio was, Maurizio will be too. The style of play will be perfect for English football.”Guardiola admitted the match comes at a tricky time without his full complement of players but said City were prepared and would target their fifth Community Shield win. Both sides have four victories apiece in the fixture.– Courtois speculation –For Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas is a doubt with a minor knee injury.And France World Cup winners N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud, Belgium trio Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi, plus England’s Gary Cahill, are yet to return following the World Cup.Sarri suggested a similar side to the one that featured in pre-season would play at Wembley, meaning 17-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi could be included.The 59-year-old is eager to do well but he acknowledges the size of the task against the Premier League champions.Sarri, who has not won a trophy in his career, said: “The match for us is very difficult for one reason: they have worked all together for two years. We started two and a half weeks ago.“I want to win, because it’s very important to have immediately a trophy. But in this moment of the season it’s very important, the performance.”There has been speculation in the past few weeks over a number of Chelsea’s most high-profile players, with goalkeeper Courtois and midfielders Willian and Hazard all linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge.Sarri said he was confident that Brazil playmaker Willian would remain at the club but was less sure over the future of Courtois.City face Arsenal away on August 12 in a high-profile start to their Premier League title defence while Chelsea have an away trip to Huddersfield the previous day.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City players celebrate their 2018 Premier League title © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 4 – Manchester City take on Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield — the traditional curtainraiser to the English season — but the Wembley showpiece will offer few clues as to the destination of the Premier League title.The glorified friendly between the league champions and the FA Cup winners has been a notoriously poor predictor of success in recent years — no winner has gone on to be crowned champions in the same season since Manchester United in 2010-11.last_img read more

Backlash! Fans question decision to include Townsend over Young – clueless Roy?

first_imgAndros Townsend provoked an angry online reaction when his name was included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad.On Twitter, many felt Tottenham’s winger did not deserve to be there ahead of Man United flyer Ashley Young, while others questioned the decision to omit Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand.KANE INCLUDED IN ENGLAND SQUADAgainst Man United, Townsend was hauled off after 30 minutes in a change Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino called tactical, while Young had a great game and gave Kyle Walker – also in the squad – a torrid time.This was a point some of the Old Trafford faithful were quick to point out.HODGSON HAILS TOTTENHAM ACE Andros Townsend sits on the bench after his early substitution against Man United 1last_img read more

11 amazing pictures from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career with Sweden

first_imgAfter 15 years, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced he will end his international career with Sweden when Euro 2016 finishes.The world-class centre forward has been a huge star and talisman for his nation scoring stunning goals and firing them to two World Cups and four European Championships.Ibrhahimovic, 34, is the only Swede to have scored at three consecutive European Championship tournaments – and could yet make it four – while he is also their all-time top scorer.Highlights include a number of high profile goals against the likes of Italy in 2004 and England in 2012, with the striker showcasing his acrobatic ability.So here at talkSPORT, as an incredible international career enters its final stages, we take a look at some incredible Zlatan Ibrahimovic moments in a Sweden shirt.Click the right arrow above to scroll through… 9. In 2014 he scored his 50th international goal – against Estonia – making him Sweden’s all-time top scorer ahead of Sven Rydell – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 11. An when it came to the crunch – like against rivals Denmark in a Euro 2016 qualification play-off clash – he was head and shoulders above the rest 11 11 3. In the same tournament he also scored an incredible backheel flick against Italy. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 2. He was quickly making an impact on the big stage too, scoring against Bulgaria at Euro 2004. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic earned his first cap in 2001 against the Faroe Islands and was soon being picked for big clashes like this one against England in November of that year. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 11 11 11 11 11 11 7. Occasionally he had to teach young pretenders who was the boss. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 8. And the best way was to score even better goals, like this one against France at Euro 2012. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 11 5. It didn’t always go his way though, and his penalty miss in a shoot-out with the Netherlands cost Sweden a spot in the semi-finals of Euro 2004. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 11 10. But Ibrahimovic wasn’t going to stop there… – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 4. And the celebrations were pretty wild – as you would expect. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… 11 6. Ibrahimovic certainly never shirked away from doing the unpredictable. – Click the right arrow above to see more pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s international career… last_img read more

VIEWPOINT: A NEW ‘F’ WORD FOR PEOPLE IN DONEGAL

first_imgby Mark McCollum – Co-ordinator The Voice of Older People DonegalThe New ‘F’ WordThere is a new ‘F’ word being discussed throughout the Country; go into any shop, garage, or post office (the ones that are still open), and you will hear people talking about the seemingly inexorable rise in Fuel costs. As a direct result of the additional ‘carbon levy’ it is predicted that there will be significant increase in what is classified as ‘Fuel Poverty’. Fuel Poverty’ (the new F word) is said to occur when in order to heat their home to an adequate standard of warmth a household needs to spend more than 10% of its income on total fuel use. That’s the official definitionHowever, this definition does not take account of the amount that a household actually spends on fuel, nor the amount available for the household to spend on fuel after other costs have been met.Fuel poverty is not just about access to heating as the definition of ‘fuel’ is taken to include all expenditure on domestic energy, including that used for hot water, cooling, lights and appliances.It has to be acknowledged that the Government has retained a reduced fuel allowance for 26 weeks, and make a contribution to offsetting, electricity cost indirectly by continuing to offer free units (albeit at a significantly reduced level). However, any progress made in tackling fuel poverty is at risk of being completely obliterated by the rocketing energy prices.Notwithstanding, the ambiguities around how the concept is defined, caused or the complexity of the issues involved, what must be addressed is how the situation can be ameliorated for the thousands of vulnerable older people that will be affected. There is a strong causal relationship between poor inadequately insulated housing, fuel poverty and adverse health; and in general terms, which group lives in the poorest housing stock? Older People!It is an extremely serious situation, and one which has become more and more prevalent over the recent months as the temperature has remained stubbornly low. In the current cooling economic climate the stark fact is, that the area of Fuel Poverty and its affect on older people has long ceased to be an academic matter, put bluntly, it is matter of life or death; the harsh reality is, a significant number of deaths of older people in the winter months can be attributed to Fuel poverty.One only has to look at the forecourts of the numerous petrol stations around the County to see that there is an increase in the availability of the 5 gallon ‘emergency’ home heating supply, this it seems is how more and more people are obtaining their fuel, in smaller and smaller quantities, and paying a premium price, there are also apocryphal stories of older people scavenging for wood and cutting up pallets to generate heat, is this how we want to people to exist in 21st Century Ireland.There is a prevailing sense of fear and uncertainty and despite the talk of green shoots, the reality is that the cumulative affect of the numerous taxes, levy’s and cuts are reducing people to a state of exception in which they exist rather than live.To this end, The Voice of Older People, Donegal is strongly urging the Government, energy providers and all relevant agencies to take resolute steps to ensure that vulnerable older people are protected from the adverse affects of rising fuel prices, so that they can afford to heat their homes. We are not looking for reactive, quick fix solutions, but we are looking to government and all other relevant agencies to provide a collective response in tackling this issue. Energy providers at both local and national level can play their part in easing hardship for older people by implementing measures to defer any increased charges, such as the introduction of payment cards and absorbing some of the increases.Over the coming months it appears as though the cost of keeping warm will continue to increase, things have to be done to stop older people having to pay the ultimate price in order to stay warm; the time for talking is over, and firm action needs to be taken and quickly to address this all to real problem.VIEWPOINT: A NEW ‘F’ WORD FOR PEOPLE IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 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:VIEWPOINT: A NEW ‘F’ WORD FOR PEOPLE IN DONEGALlast_img read more

Mr & Mrs Game Show in aid of children’s ambulance service this weekend

first_imgThe Orchard Inn are hosting a Mr and Mrs charity night, and farewell party to our Donegal Rose Zoe Mc Gettigan this Sunday, August 7th. The event will kick off at 8pm.Mr and Mrs is a game show in which couples have to guess humorous facts about one another.All proceeds of the event will go to Bumbleance, a children’s ambulance service. Zoe Mc Gettigan will be in attendance, so come along and wish her well before she travels down to Tralee for the Rose of Tralee festival.To find out more you can check out the Facebook event.Mr & Mrs Game Show in aid of children’s ambulance service this weekend was last modified: August 4th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:bumbulanceletterkennythe orchardzoe mc gettiganlast_img read more