Haile Selassie, Donald Quarrie win Multi-Care senior titles

first_imgHaile Selassie High and Donald Quarrie High emerged champions of the Multi-Care Foundation’s annual mixed-team basketball and girls’ football competitions, respectively, at Breezy Castle Complex in Kingston, yesterday. On the final day of the two-day event, Donald Quarrie edged Kingston Technical High 1-0 to win the football title in the senior section, and Haile Selassie defeated Kingston Technical High 14-2 in the mixed (girls and boys) basketball final in the senior section. Both champions walked off with medals presented by Alicia Glasgow-Gentles, executive director of the Multi-Care Foundations and Ann Astwood, Multi-Care Foundation’s programme manager. Coach of Haile Selassie’s basketball team Stelvin Thomas was elated that his team came out winners. “Well, our best team was not here, but the replacements pulled through. Most of the better schools were not present, so it was a bit easier for us,” Thomas told The Gleaner, yesterday. “The players enjoyed the competition, and now they are going back to school with gold medals, so that is rewarding,” he added. Coach of Donald Quarrie’s girls’ football team Garfield Clarke said it was good for his girls as part of their development in the sport. “We feel elated about winning. We came with a developmental team and we were able to come out on top, so that augurs well for our programme,” Clarke said. On Wednesday in the junior section, Duhaney Park Primary won the football competition ahead of DuPont Primary and Holy Family Primary. In the basketball competition, Holy Family captured the title over Harbour View Primary and DuPont Primary.last_img read more

Labourer charged for beating stepson

first_imgA labourer found himself before the courts on Wednesday after he reportedly inflicted grievous bodily harm on his stepson during a beating.Forty-five-year-old Troy Lewis, of Albouystown, Georgetown, admitted to beating Terrence Longman on July 13, 2018.In his explanation, Lewis told the court that his stepson was in the habit of disrespecting him. On the day in question, he claimed that he was defending himself after the Virtual Complainant (VC) picked up a paling stave to threaten him.As such, Magistrate Fabayo Azore, who he appeared before, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. He was released on $25,000 bail. The case will continue on July 20.last_img

Another bill for taxpayers

first_imgIn a settlement, Baldwin Park agreed to share with Rosemead the sales tax revenue generated by Laidlaw for 10 years. Rosemead says that since that settlement Baldwin Park has shorted it almost $40,000. The two cities have tried, but have been unable to reach an agreement. Thus a another lawsuit was filed this week. Such litigation between public agencies is on the rise. When you think about the amount of money at stake, compare it to the legal fees incurred by both sides. Attorney fees for similar cases far exceed $100,000. For example, when Covina sued West Covina over Clippinger Chevrolet’s relocation, the attorney fees for West Covina alone were $182,000. The quest for sales tax revenue is expensive. As we watch Rosemead move forward on a lawsuit against Baldwin Park for lost sales tax revenues, it begs the question, “Who will pay the cost of this litigation between public agencies?” Unsurprisingly, the answer is we will. Both sides will use our tax dollars to pay their legal bills. This particular court battle stems from a 2004 judge’s ruling that Baldwin Park illegally used redevelopment funds to lure Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson away from its 40-year home in Rosemead. In the Laidlaw case, we’re talking about a disagreement involving less than $150,000 in tax revenue over the 10-year life of the settlement. Yet that amount is most likely less than the attorney fees needed to litigate the issue. No matter which side wins, that $150,000 in tax revenue will still belong to the public. The only thing the litigation does is add an obligation that taxpayers cough-up an even larger sum to cover all the public agency attorney fees. When the state collects sales taxes, it rebates a portion to local government, not based upon population, but instead determined by where the tax revenue was generated. Baldwin Park is just one of many public agencies using redevelopment funds to lure big sales tax generators. California’s redevelopment law allows cities to give retailers such as car dealers, Costco, Wal-Mart, even pro sports teams nearly free land and a share of the extra sales tax they will generate. Laidlaw moved to a better location and pocketed the public’s redevelopment funds. Baldwin Park broke the law, but was rewarded with huge, new sales tax revenue. Rosemead’s attorneys and Baldwin Park’s attorneys will all make a pile of money. And the public gets absolutely nothing, except a bill to cover everyone’s costs. In its pamphlet, “Redevelopment: The Unknown Government,” Municipal Officials for Redevelopment Reform call such redevelopment deals a “tax shell game.” We watch as La Mirada lures a car dealer away from Buena Park, and Buena Park obtains dealerships from Fullerton. And each time the taxpayers pick up the tab for the “economic incentives” and legal expenses in what both cities and developers promote as “public-private partnerships.” Richard P. McKee is a La Verne resident and past president of Californians Aware, an open-government advocacy group. Comment at 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

Coutinho completes ‘dream’ Barcelona move

first_img“It’s an honour for me, a great honour, but also a dream to be here,” Coutinho said after posing on the Camp Nou pitch in a Barcelona shirt.“I have my goals; to get here, to be happy, win titles and have fun — I only think about that.”Minutes before the midfielder put pen to paper after a whirlwind few days, the club said a thigh injury would delay his debut until the end of January.The runaway La Liga leaders also claimed that Liverpool had cut their original asking price from 200 million euros, after a long-running transfer saga dating back to the summer window.“Due to a contractual issue and due to Liverpool’s desire, we cannot provide the exact figures, but there has been a very significant reduction (in price),” said Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre.Barca’s swoop for Coutinho is outranked only by Paris Saint-Germain’s stunning world record 222 million-euro signing of Neymar from Barcelona last year, and the Paris club’s capture of French striker Kylian Mbappe in a deal which will be worth 180 million euros when the teenager completes his initial loan deal later this year.Coutinho’s arrival will help Barcelona move on from the humiliation of losing Neymar, and his presence alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will help take the pressure off another of the club’s stars, 33-year-old midfielder Andres Iniesta.Profile of midfielder Philippe Countinho, who has been transferred from Liverpool to Barcelona for 160 million euros © AFP / Sophie RAMISBut the Brazilian international insisted he would not be replacing Neymar or Iniesta in Ernesto Valverde’s side.“Neymar is a huge player… But we have different characteristics and I’ve come here to find my space,” Coutinho said.“I spoke with him. He told me about the city, the players and told me that this club has an amazing dressing room.“Iniesta, for me, is a genius. What I like most is being in the group and being able to play, the rest is a question for the coach.”Bartomeu said the club had secured “one of the stars of world football” and admitted that Liverpool had put up a fight to keep the player.“It was not easy and other clubs expressed an interest in him, but he was determined to come here,” the president said.Barcelona made three bids for Coutinho last year, but Liverpool stood firm.In the end, the lure of a huge profit on a player they paid just £8.5 million for when he joined from Inter Milan in 2013 proved too strong for the English club.– A good fit –Philippe Coutinho became the world’s third most expensive footballer after securing a long-desired transfer to Barcelona from Liverpool © AFP / Josep LAGOCoach Valverde predicted Coutinho will comfortably fit into his star-studded team, and he could now make his debut at home to Alaves on January 28.Coutinho played with Suarez for 18 months at Liverpool before the Uruguayan made the same move to Spain in 2014.“It’s an honour to be able to play with him (Suarez) again,” Coutinho added.“He’s helped me a lot, wrote to me a lot and explained to me about the club and city… He even visited a few houses for me! He’s a very close friend.”Valverde admitted that it would be a challenge to find a position for Coutinho, with the Spanish title looking a formality and the player cup-tied for the Champions League.Barcelona had tried to sign Philippe Coutinho last summer and his departure is a blow to Liverpool as he had just returned to top form after an injury-hit start to the season © AFP / Josep LAGO“I have seen him play in various positions — on the right, the left, in the middle, on the wings,” said Valverde.He is likely to be used to give Iniesta a rest, keeping the veteran midfielder fresh for the Champions League as Barcelona seek to wrest the trophy back from bitter rivals Real Madrid.Rio-born Coutinho scored 54 goals for Liverpool in all competitions, although he won no silverware during his five-year stay at Anfield.His departure is a blow to Liverpool as he had returned to top form after an injury-hit start to the season, scoring seven goals in the last eight games of 2017.Liverpool have been tipped to quickly reinvest their windfall from the Coutinho sale, with Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez and Monaco’s Thomas Lemar both linked with a switch to Anfield.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s new Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho poses with his new jersey during his official presentation in Barcelona on January 8, 2018 © AFP / LLUIS GENEBarcelona, Spain, Jan 8 – Philippe Coutinho said he is targeting titles at Barcelona after finally completing his “dream” 160 million-euro ($192 million) move from Liverpool on Monday.The Brazilian signed a five-year contract in a ceremony sitting alongside Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, making him the third-most expensive player in history.last_img read more

Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club to develop junior section

first_imgThe club committee has decided that one of the main objectives for 24/7 in 2017 will be the development of the Junior section of the club.For this to work we need members to step up and put forward their name to set up a committee and get this up and running. A few people have already approached the committee and put their names forward but we need as many people volunteering their help to ensure this will be a success.With this in mind the committee will also be organizing a Child protection course in the coming weeks. Triathlon has seen a huge increase in popularity in the last few years and the club believes this is the perfect time to get this structure in place and look after our future star triathletes.Anyone interested and willing to get involved please contact Martin Donnelly, Nick Fowell or Pauric Kelly.Lanzarote Training Camp 2017Triathlon Ireland are running a triathlon training camp in the beautiful island of Lanzarote. The camp will run from 15th May to 22nd May The camp will includeDaily Coached swim sessionsBikes and Run  sessions for all levelsAdditional strength and conditioning sessionsOpen water swimmingRace prep and video analysisFully Qualified  and experienced coaches will guide you through the week while allowing you the time to enjoy your own time outside of the organised sessions.Added bonus is that Ironman Lanza takes place at the same time and you will be able to take in the full atmosphere of the race week.The cost of the trip is €450 (flights not included) which includes full  coaching  and additional sessions, accommodation with breakfast ,a deposit of €150 secures your place and numbers will be limited to 15 ,flights are available from Dublin and Belfast.This offer is exclusively for 247 club members only if sufficient numbers are reached. If you’re interested please contact Michael on 0833746607 Ladies only Meeting There will be a meeting taking place this Thursday the 19TH January for all ladies to discuss the 2017 racing year. The meeting will take place In Pat Brady’s The Kitchen (opposite new Dunnes Stores) at 8.15.Club Information NightThe club will also be running an information night for all club members on Friday the 27th January 7pm- more to follow in the coming weeks. Carrigans 5k The first of the Lifford AC’s 5k series took place in Carrigans on Sunday. Clint Doherty, Pat Brady and Terence Quinn all with fantastic times. A promising 2017 season lies ahead for the trio!Letterkenny National Series Sprint DuathlonThe 2017 Letterkenny Sprint Duathlon will take place on Sunday 26th February. Sponsored by The Kitchen this race is part of the National Series of races.Don’t forget the entry fee for both individual and relay teams is €25, with a special early bird price of €20 for all entries received prior to January 31st.Sign up to the event on Facebook to keep up to date will all information and upcoming competitions for a free entry!2017 Club MembershipThe club would like to remind all members that 2016 Triathlon Ireland membership cards have now expired and you must renew your TI and Club memberships as you are no longer insured during club training sessions. All details on renewing membership can be found on the Triathlon Ireland website.  Full Results- Carrigans 5kClint Doherty                       18:12Pat Brady                                20:36Terence Quinn                    23:18Club TrainingClub training continues as follows:Tuesday: Track session- 7.45pmWednesday: Swim session- Advanced 7-8pm, Intermediate/ Beginners 8-9pmThursday: Long Run session leaves from Aura at 6.30pmSaturday: Club cycle leaves from Aura at 9amSunday: Turbo Sessions at Speer Performance 9amLetterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club to develop junior section was last modified: January 17th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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


first_imgThe chairman of the GAA club who have helped co-ordinate the search for missing Kelly Jones has said it is a miracle that she has been found.Denis Ellis, of Naomh Columba told that he was delighted the 41 year old backpacker had been found alive.“I think most people thought that Kelly might not be found alive and you couldn’t blame them. “Four days is a long time to be out without food or water. It’s nothing short of a miracle that she has been found alive and safe and well,” he said.Mr Ellis’ club have been at the heart of the search for Ms Jones providing soup and sandwiches and a meeting place for all searchers.He paid tribute to all those involved in the search and wished Ms Jones well for the future.“all those who have taken part in the search including the Donegal Mountain Rescue and other search groups have been terrific. “They never gave up and always believed that she would be found. Now that she has been we are all just so relived and delighted at the same time,” he said.EndsLOCALS DESCRIBE DISCOVERY OF MISSING WOMAN AS A ‘MIRACLE’ was last modified: September 21st, 2011 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:DENIS ELLISKELLY JONESmissingNAOMH COLUMBAlast_img read more


first_imgHundreds of people are expected at the funeral tomorrow of a man killed while taking photos of a Co Donegal lighthouse.John McCourt: died at Fanad on Sunday last.Award-winning photographer John McCourt, 58, slipped on rocks and fell into the sea during a force eight gale while picturing Fanad Lighthouse.Despite a brave rescue mission during which he was plucked from the sea after becoming trapped in a gully, he died at Letterkenny General Hospital on Sunday evening last. A keen cameraman and adventure enthusiast, a service of thanksgiving for John’s life will be held at Baird’s Funeral Home in Antrim near to where he lived.His remains will be later removed to Roselawn Crematorium.Hundreds of messages poured in on social media for John who had only buried his wife Sandra three months ago after she died from cancer.Many of those who left messages wished John “Blue skies forever” – a reference to his love of skydiving. A death notice in memory of Mr McCourt said “John will be sadly missed by his entire family circle. Irreplaceable.” LARGE CROWD EXPECTED AT FUNERAL OF PHOTOGRAPHER WHO DIED AT FANAD LIGHTHOUSE was last modified: August 21st, 2014 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:Antrimdonegalfallfanad lighthousefuneralJohn McCourtlast_img read more


first_imgTonight’s latest DonegalTV progamme yet again showed all that is good about our county.From showcasing all Donegal has to offer the film industry to a Donegal man living in boston helping others less fortunate than himself, it’s a great slice of home for the world to see.Simply click on the video to play. DDTV: SEE TONIGHT’S LATEST EPISODE OF DONEGALTV was last modified: January 22nd, 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:DonegalTVEpisodelast_img read more


first_imgAt least three clubs are interested in acquiring the services of Nottingham Forest midfielder Stephen McLaughlin.Stephen McLaughlin looks set to leave Nottingham Forest. .McLaughlin helped Southend to play-off glory in May and manager Phil Brown is keen to sign the talented former Finn Harps and Derry City player.McLaughlin has failed to make the breakthrough at the City Ground and has made just NINE appearances for the club since signing in 2013. Manager Dougie Freedman has admitted that while he would prefer him to stay he realises McLaughlin needs games and is willingly to let him move on.Freedman said that at least three clubs are interested in capturing the versatile McLaughlin who can play all across midfield, and up front.Freedman told the Nottingham Post, “Stephen McLaughlin is a good member of the group, because he wants to play football. That is what he wants,” said Freedman.“If I cannot allow him to play football here, then it is only right (to let him move on). Southend are not the only club involved, there are others as well. “It is only fair for me to let Stephen know, next week, what my thoughts are. I will do that.” THREE CLUBS INTERESTED IN SIGNING FORMER FINN HARPS STAR STEPHEN MCLAUGHLIN was last modified: July 28th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Pirate Bay Acquired for $7.8 million, Content Providers to Get Paid

first_imgAccording to their blog and a recent BusinessWire release, controversial Swedish bit torrent tracker the Pirate Bay, is being acquired by Global Gaming Factory X AB for roughly $7.8 million in cash and shares (or $60 million SEK). On the blog, the group hopes to alleviate concerns by saying:“If the new owners screw around with the site, nobody will keep using it. That’s the biggest insurance one can have that the site will be run in the way that we all want it to. And – you can now not only share files, but shares, with people. Everybody can indeed be the owner of The Pirate Bay now. That’s awesome and will take the heat off us.”And the heat has certainly been on The Pirate Bay. For the last year, the group has been in and out of court battles and has continued to take a strong stance against legal threats regarding copyright violations. Judging by blog comments, it’s obvious that users are extremely concerned. Global Gaming Factory will be taking over operation of the site in August 2009. As part of this acquisition, GGF can now incorporate the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and SICS, Swedish Institute of Computer Science’s new data distribution technology – Peerialism. Presumably the service will increase torrent speeds. Additionally, says GGF CEO, Hans Pandeya, “We would like to introduce models which entail that content providers and copyright owners get paid for content that is downloaded via the site.” It will be interesting to see if fans will stick with the service and how the company’s revenue program will differ from predecessors like Grooveshark’s compensation service for file uploaders. Thanks to Steven for the tip!UPDATE: According to TorrentFreak, The Pirate Bay will be using a 3rd party tracker and host for torrents. We’ll just have to wait and see if this has to do with GGF’s move with Peerialism. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#p2p#web dana oshirocenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more