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Russell stars in Thunder win

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Andre Russell’s small all-round cameo helped Sydney Thunder to remain unbeaten in the Big Bash League with an uncomplicated seven-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers yesterday.Asked to field first at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Thunder limited Strikers to 117 for nine off their 20 overs, with West Indies pacer Russell producing a key spell of two for 28 from his four overs.Captain Brad Hodge top-scored with 34 from 33 deliveries with two fours and two sixes, while Adil Rashid got 25 from 18 balls and Mahela Jayawardene, 21 from 31 deliveries.In reply, Thunder were propelled by opener Jacques Kallis’s 49 from 48 deliveries, while Aiden Blizzard struck 35, in a 66-run first-wicket stand.Russell arrived in the 15th over to blast two sixes in his 17 off seven deliveries as the hosts sped to their target with 21 balls remaining in the contest.Thunder currently sit top of the standings with six points from a perfect three outings.last_img read more

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Williams wins third straight MoBay City Run title

first_imgRonique Williams underlined his utter dominance by winning a third MoBay City Run overall title yesterday. It was brilliant run from the defending two-time winner, who used his experience to win the 10 kilometre road race. Williams’ time of 36 minutes 10 seconds was too great a mountain for the other competitors with none able to break the 40-minute barrier. Andrew Gayle ran 41:01 for second, while Carlyle Russell crossed the finish line in third place with a time of 41:20. A jubilant Williams said the win was the most challenging of his three titles, mainly because he was tired from running another event the day before. “This was the most difficult one of the three years that I have won; but I was strong enough and quick enough to still post a good time and win a third MoBay City Run title,” he said. The female 10K title went to Chris-Ann Lewis, who stopped the clock at 45 minutes and 11 seconds for first place, while Karlene Blagrove ran second in 47: 09 seconds. Third went to Pauline Murphy in a time of 48: 17 seconds. Juliett Dinnal took the female top position in the 5K run, while Horace Burey stayed true to form in landing the men’s equivalent. The event which attracted close to 4,000 participants in the 5K Run/Walk and 10K run races, also saw perennial senior female champion 76-year-old Gerline Nelson once again making her mark in the 5K run. It was Williams’ day however and he defended his title with guts and class before promising to return next year to do it all over again. “I love this event; I look forward to participating in the MoBay City Run because of this road race stands for,” said Williams. “It is a very important event and it puts me in the spotlight, which encourages me to keep doing what I do. I will be back next year,” he added. MoBay City Run is a charity road race from which funds will go to needy students attending the three tertiary institutions, UWI-Western Campus, University of Technology (Western Campus) and the Montego Bay Community College.last_img read more

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Woman killed in 2-vehicle collision on Mandela Ave

first_img– 1 criticalBy Kizzy Coleman and Joseph AllenOne woman has lost her life and a man is in critical condition following a two-vehicle collision at Mandela Avenue and Avocado Street, Georgetown on Tuesday evening.The car and bike that were involved in the accidentDead is Shana Rice, of 651 Zenith, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while Stephen Fiedtkou, 32, is in critical condition.According to reports, the two vehicles – a white Allion with registration number PHH 2547 and a Honda CBR – collided when the Allion was attempting to make a right turn into Avocado Street about 20:15h.Rice and Fiedtkou were on the motorcycle.After the collision, the motorcyclists were thrown from the bike some distance away. The occupants of the Allion escaped uninjured.Reports are that Rice sustained head injuries which caused her demise. The impact resulted in Fiedtkou sustaining two broken legs and suffering head trauma. They were both subsequently rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where Rice was pronounced dead on arrival.An eyewitness stated that the motorcyclists were both without helmets and there were no lights on the bike.“Both of them had no helmet on and the cycle was also without any lights. The driver of the car did not notice the motorbike coming as the driver was turning in Avocado. So the motorbike that was speeding after realising that they would hit the car started to blow his horn, but they went out of control and crashed into the car,” the eyewitness told this newspaper.A relative of the dead woman told this publication that the couple was at the time of the accident searching for their missing seven-year-old son.The man explained that the couple’s son went missing around 17:00h on Tuesday and his parents were vigorously searching for him at the time of the accident.After the accident, this publication was contacted by that relative who disclosed that the missing boy had been found in the care of a relative who did not notify his parents that he was there. An investigation into the matter has been launched.last_img read more

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Even with reduced tolls, East Street parking lot still empty

first_imgAlthough the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown has managed to have the East Street parking lotThe parking lot on East Streetlocated obliquely south of the Georgetown Public Hospital, toll reduced, persons continue to refuse to park there because they are trying to evade what they call a “heavy toll.”While Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan has stated that he is unaware of any future prospects geared at tackling the problem, he noted that the matter of a possible further reduced fee has not been discussed among the councillors but they have noticed that persons would park around it.Since its existence, persons have been resorting to parking their vehicles alongside the already narrow road causing much traffic congestions.The construction of the parking lot was done by a private contractor after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the M&CC. The project came under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and has been in operation since the beginning of the year. Persons desirous of using the lot were initially required to pay a fee of $360 per the first hour and $300 for every additional hour. This figure however, was reduced to $300 for the first hour.“One time I noticed one car in the parking lot and several cars parked around the parking lot. I am really not aware if there is any future plans for the parking lot,” Duncan said.Residents in the area continue to call for the parking lot to be removed, insisting that as it stands there are no financial benefits being garnered. Prior to having to pay for parking, the tarmac which spans the width of New Market Street and Middle Street would always be crammed with vehicles. It was mainly used by hospital staff, visitors and other persons in the area.Former Mayor Hamilton Green, under whose leadership the programme was launched, had stated that the installation of the parking lot was a way of injecting some level of discipline to the public and encouraging them to comply with traffic laws.last_img read more

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Green Gold to Partner with Bomi Community College

first_imgGreen Gold Liberia, a sustainable, ecologically friendly fuel source company has expressed the interest to team up with Bomi County Community College (BCCC) to let agriculture students train in the dependable supply of biomass for bio-briquette production to replace tree charcoal as energy source for household and commercial consumption.Presenting two laptop computers to Dr. Zobong Norman, President of BCCC yesterday at Green Gold’s headquarters in VOA, outside Monrovia, Mr. Morris Dougba, sales and marketing manager said the modest donation is to demonstrate his company’s willingness to partner with BCCC.“We intend to establish a sustainable, economically friendly fuel source by utilizing biomass items, such as corn cobs, sugarcane, peanut shells, coconut husk, rice husk and waste by-products from beer refinery and palm oil industry, to make bio-briquettes,” Dougba said.He said the effort is to protect the environment by reducing the excessive use of charcoal and firewood, “and to provide education to rural communities to use more environment-friendly energy that would be produced by Green Gold Liberia.”Mr. Dougba said his company expects to begin production of affordable coal from cassava peels, coconut husk, rice husk, among other waste products, next week. He noted that the product from his company will have longer burning time, cheaper, faster cooking, ecological friendly and will be sustainable in three pillars.“These are in the areas of social impact, the environment and the economy and can also be used to create new jobs in rural areas as well as training households and craftsmen, particularly youth and women to use the renewable energy source,” he stated.Dougba added that his company will also manufacture improved stoves and produce reusable bags.“We’ll also partner with communal farms to provide jobs, training and development of agriculture and ensure adequate and dependable supply of biomass for bio-briquette production and consumption,” he said. Dougba said twelve women in the VOA community will gain employment and be trained initially, since the company will eventually develop communal micro businesses to help in the marketing of coals produced by Green Gold Limited.Responding, BCCC President Norman expressed Bomi County’s appreciation for the partnership that would provide education for agriculture students into a new discipline as the knowledge will contribute to their social development through the creation of new jobs for them.“My administration is also grateful for your donation of the two lap top computers and the partnership deal that would help our agriculture students gain increased knowledge,” he stated.It may be recalled that BCCC, through Plan International, recently held a three-day climate change seminar for agriculture students at the college’s campus in Tubmanburg. Among other sectors examined included agriculture, lands, mines and energy, meteorology/hydrology, forestry, health and fisheries.In a related development, President Norman commended the United States Embassy, near Monrovia for the donation of a DELL laptop Precision M48000 with bag to be used by the BCCC.“We are grateful to all our donors in our determination to provide a healthy learning environment for our students and therefore we say thank you,” Dr. Norman said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Man attempts to smuggle ganja in boots for prisoner

first_img…more weed found in Lusignan compoundAuthorities are on the hunt for a male who on Sunday attempted to smuggle marijuana and cigarettes into the Lusignan Prison when he took there an outfit for an inmate to wear to court today. At about 14:30h on Sunday, the suspect went to the Lusignan Prison’s checkpoint to deliver the clothes and footwear. According to Prison Director (ag) Gladwin Samuels, whenever items are taken for prisoners, they have to be documented and scrutinised. He noted that the person delivering the items would have to produce a form of identification as part of the documentation process.When the suspect arrived at the checkpoint on Sunday afternoon, he reportedly placed the items on the table for “booking,” and produced his National Identification Card. However, before the rank on duty could commence the booking process, he observed that the footwear looked strange.Realising something was amiss, the suspect immediately grabbed his ID Card and bolted from the booking area, leaving the items behind. Further scrutiny of the items, revealed that four packets of cigarettes were in one side of the sneakers and 108 grams of marijuana in the other.Although no details of the suspect had been documented, the officer was able to observe his physical description, and same will be provided to the Police.The prisoner to whom the items were being delivered has been identified. He is housed in the facility’s holding bay.Marijuana in prison yardAuthorities at the Lusignan Penitentiary had, earlier on Sunday, unearthed a quantity of marijuana in the compound. Samuels said the ranks were conducting security checks at about 09:30h when they observed a black plastic bag in a drain next to the pig pen.The bag was opened and searched, revealing a quantity of marijuana, lighters, bambu wrappers and small Ziploc bags.The smuggling of contraband items remain a pervasive problem within the prison system, and while authorities have been working to curb the practice, several prison officers have been caught facilitating the illegal trade, which is said to be a “big business”.In fact, Samuels disclosed on Friday last during a press briefing that five prison officers have been relieved of their duties after they had been fingered in the May 1, 2018 incident in which a parcel containing cannabis had been thrown into the Lusignan Prison Holding Bay area.“…We also have five officers who have been interdicted from duty following the May 1 matter at the Holding Bay, where our CCTV footage would have revealed that a number of what is suspected to be contraband items were thrown into the Holding Bay facility… Based on the reviews we would have conducted, it is clear that the officers were working in collusion with each other in order to facilitate the movement of the suspected contraband into the prison,” he explained.Samuels further disclosed that legal advice has been sought from the Director of Public Prosecutions on the way forward; and he has decried the behaviour of such ranks.“It is quite disturbing, it is quite embarrassing, to have to face these situations on a daily basis; but this is not a situation whereby the prison administration is failing to act. The reality of it is, despite we would do vetting and so forth, these prison officers are drawn from communities…and for some strange reason, despite they’re given their dos and don’ts, they allow themselves to be sucked into the financial gains that these activities can bring you,” he said.last_img read more

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Issues and Answers – School starts again, RCMP cycle for Cancer, and Working the Pond

first_imgIssues and Answers is brought to you byMotion Media.If you have a question, comment or show idea for Issues and Answers, send an email tocontact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com. On this Week’s Edition of Issues and Answers…Constable Jeff Jackson, of the Fort St. John RCMP is on to talk about his fundraising activities for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour De North.- Advertisement -And, Lori Ackerman from Sci-Tech North will be on to talk about an exclusive event coming to Fort St. John for young professionals – Its called “Working the Pond…”Larry Espe, from School District #60 is on the show to talk about the new school year and things you need to know.Listen Now:[asset|aid=200|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=issuesaug25.mp3]last_img read more

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K’Ogalo finally lay hands on title number 17

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava receives the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title from former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI Kenya, Sep 30 – Though not entirely in the way they had envisaged it, Gor Mahia laid their hands on a record 17th Kenyan Premier League title on Sunday in their coronation ceremony at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.Gor threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Mathare United, a result that left even head coach Dylan kerr red-faced. “I am happy we are lifting the title but I am not happy that we have to do it this way. I wanted us to win today and make it a happy occasion but it’s entirely not. But I am happy for the players they have worked hard for this and I am happy for the supporters. This is their trophy,” Kerr told Capital Sport.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr celebrates with the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “We threw away the lead and we seemed in a comfort zone. We didn’t fight enough and we threw away balls very easily.”Skipper Harun Shakava who received the trophy from former Prime Minister Raila Odinga acknowledged his teammates for putting in the hard yards of hard work.Gor Mahia players celebrate with the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We are disappointed not to win on this special day but anyway, it is a happy day for us to finally get our hands on this title. We should go back to the drawing board and ensure we correct the mistakes we had in the last part of the season and prepare well for next season,” the skipper added.But despite the disappointment of a fourth consecutive match without winning, the fans savored the moment with the players.Gor Mahia players Francis Mustafa, Jacques Tuyisenge and Karim Nizigiyimana celebrate with the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAfter the short trophy presentation, Gor drove out on their team bus with head coach Dylan Kerr on top with the trophy as they snaked their way through the streets of Kisumu celebrating their conquest.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Liverpool fans react to Sadio Mane’s World Cup exit with Senegal

first_img How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? possible xi Sadio Mane & Senegal have been knocked out of the World Cup due to having more yellow cardsBoth him & Salah will be back at Melwood early this summer pic.twitter.com/dktIma9Bjz— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) June 28, 2018 How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence If you’re happy Mané is coming back early I get it, but I also think that’s a very selfish mentality. Sadio will obviously have wanted to get as far as he can with his country. Gutted for him.— – (@AnfieldRd96) June 28, 2018 crackers How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? It initially looked very promising for Senegal when they were awarded a penalty in the first-half after Davinson Sanchez felled Mane in the box. However, the decision was overturned following a VAR review.And the game slipped away from Aliou Cisse’s men when Mina gave the South American side a priceless goal.It’s been a heart-breaking summer for Mane, who was also part of the Liverpool squad that lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid in May.But there were some Reds fans who were slightly pleased to see Mane get knocked out of the World Cup as this means he will have more time at pre-season training with his club. gameday Some already celebrated Mohamed Salah’s early World Cup exit and it seems that has continued with another member of their dangerous front three now coming back to Merseyside.However, some fans were more sympathetic to Mane and were wishing he could have stayed in Russia longer.Below you can see the best Mane tweets from Liverpool supporters. ALTERED Salah and Mane home early… Bobby sitting on the bench for Brazil and Degsy putting in World Class performances. Can we be happy? #LFC— Anfield Effect™ (@AnfieldEffect) June 28, 2018 Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Hate that Salah and Mane didn’t have the World Cups they desired, but it is brilliant for LFC to get them back early and healthy.— LFC TRANSFERS HQ (@lfctransfershq) June 28, 2018 Latest World Cup newscenter_img Senegal’s World Cup campaign came to an end at the group stage Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener who plays? Won’t be upset having both Mane and Salah home early tbh— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) June 28, 2018 1 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more highlights Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Senegal going out is, bittersweetly, good news for the Reds. Mane and Salah back early takes a lot of pressure off Firmino, who typically takes a while to get going at the start of the season— LFC Focus (@LFCFocusTV) June 28, 2018 Liverpool forward Sadio Mane will be returning to Melwood sooner than he would have hoped after Senegal were knocked out of the World Cup following a 1-0 defeat to Colombia in their final Group H clash.Yerry Mina’s header 15 minutes from time saw Colombia finish as group winners while Senegal were edged out of second place on their fair play rule by Japan. predicted From a selfish point of view its good that we get Mane back early although I would have liked to see Senegal progress.— Jimmy (@EntireDesign_) June 28, 2018 Mane coming back to us with no injuries #upthereds ❤️— LADYINRED (@LADYINRED270) June 28, 2018 so both Salah and Mané out at the group stage. the selfish Liverpool in me shouldn’t be mad but I am because they’re such good nice good boys— oh you beauty (but also known as nate) (@natefc) June 28, 2018 Breaking News: Mo salah and Sadio Mane will start pre-season with Liverpool 😊😊😊😊😊 pic.twitter.com/pReENxRJZW— Cindy™ (@cindymonel) June 28, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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DONEGAL TEACHERS WORRY THAT REFORM OF JUNIOR CERT WILL HIT LESS WELL-OFF

first_imgThe Donegal branch of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has expressed concern that the reform of the Junior Certificate will impact negatively on those schools located in communities worst hit by the recession.The union has suggested that changes may be driven by a budgetary rather than educational rationale.TUI said the proposed reforms cannot work effectively without engagement with and buy-in from teachers. The union has called for the Department of Education and Skills to urgently enter discussions with the teachers unions on the Junior Certificate reforms.Co. Donegal TUI Branch Chairperson, Ms. Joanne Irwin: “Our members are concerned that the educational case for the proposed changes have not been conclusively made. We are particularly disappointed that teachers were not specifically consulted with on these proposals.”The TUI believes that the proposals could lead to an increase in workload for teachers and may mean that more of the teacher’s time will be spent on administration leaving less time for students.The union is also concerned that the reforms will impact negatively on those schools located in communities worst hit by the recession. Schools have had their resources routinely asset-stripped by successive governments and there is a genuine fear that fee paying schools and those schools based in affluent communities where fundraising is an established practice will have a distinct advantage over those schools in areas ravaged by socioeconomic disadvantage where too many students are often without basics such as textbooks, the union said. TUI accepts the need to constantly improve the educational experience for Junior Cycle students. However, any changes introduced must maintain the credibility and integrity of the assessment to ensure public confidence. The union is concerned that the effective transformation of the Junior Certificate from a high stakes examination to an internal school assessment process may reduce public confidence.In respect of any new assessment methods, TUI’s long-held position is that time, external moderation, inservice training and payment where appropriate must be provided. DONEGAL TEACHERS WORRY THAT REFORM OF JUNIOR CERT WILL HIT LESS WELL-OFF was last modified: October 9th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJOANNE IRWINTUIlast_img read more

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