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Mavis Bank seek distance dominance

first_imgMinnows Mavis Bank High School have their sights set on dominating the distance races at this year’s Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships at the National Stadium.Located in the hills of rural St Andrew, Mavis Bank have dominated the road races this season. In fact, their athletes Garfield Gordon and Crystal Brown are among the leading road racers this season.Gordon is down to compete in the Class One 5000m and 2000m steeplechase at the championships. He finished a close-up fourth in the steeplechase in 2015 and is considered one of the favourites for this year’s event.Meanwhile, Brown, who will contest the Class Two 1500m and 2000m steeplechase events, is one of the hot favourites to win both at the championships.Head coach Devon Grant is confident that his athletes will do well.SURPRISES”We are going to make a name for ourselves at Champs this year and we are going to create some surprises,” said Grant. “We have dominated road races in Jamaica, the 5Ks and the 10Ks and so what we are trying to do now is to carry that over into Champs.”We can win the Class One 5,000m with Garfield because I believe that once he applies himself then he will come away with a medal for us,” Grant predicted. “I think he can also win the steeplechase open but he must apply, stay focused and execute his race properly.”Grant pointed out that his school also has a “great chance” of winning medals in the girls 1,500m Class Two and the girls Class Three 800m.”My athletes have no doubt about themselves and they feel good. I have used my experience and try and motivate them and they have been coming along and so I know that they will do well, extremely well at Champs,” he said.However, Grant added that their preparation heading into the championships hasn’t been a smooth one. He explained that the lack of proper training facility hampered their training progress this season.”We have had some hitches in our preparations because we don’t have a field to train on (and) we have to travel to Hope Gardens or the University of the West Indies to train and this costs a lot to transport the kids there and the school cannot afford it.”last_img read more

BREAKING: Formaldeyde in Water Allegedly Causing Ebola-like Symptoms

first_imgA man in Schieffelin, a community located in Margibi County on the Robertsfield Highway, has been arrested for attempting to put formaldehyde into a well used by the community.Reports say around 10 a.m., he approached the well with powder in a bottle. Mobbed by the community, he confessed that he had been paid to put formaldeyde into the well, and that he was not the only one. He reportedly told community dwellers, “We are many.” There are  are agents in Harbel, Dolostown, Cotton Tree and other communities around the ountry, he said.State radio, ELBC, reports that least 10 people in the Dolostown community have died after drinking water from poisoned wells.The man also alleged that some water companies, particularly those bagging mineral water to sell, are also involved. The poison, he said, produces Ebola-like symptoms and subsequently kills people.The Observer had previously been informed that people dressed as nurses were going into communities with ‘Ebola Vaccines’. Once injected, it reportedly produces Ebola-like symptoms and sends victims into a coma. Shortly thereafter, victims expire. Communities are now reportedly chasing vaccine peddlers out of their communities. After 10 children reportedly died from the ‘vaccine’ in Bensonville, the peddlers were reportedly chased out of the community upon their next visit.It is possible that the ‘vaccine’ is/was composed of the same formaldehyde-water mixture. This publication has received reports from families whose loved ones’ organs were missing upon return of the bodies to the families. Families suspect an organ trafficking operation is capitalizing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Liberia.The district’s representative condemned the act as barbaric, but called upon Liberians not to doubt the existence of the Ebola virus in the country.An investigation is ongoing.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Texila University launches Indo-Caribbean Society website

first_imgThe Texila American University on Wednesday evening officially launched their Indo-Caribbean Society’s (ICS) website, which is expected to unify Caribbean interests by fostering collaborative action between organisations and businesses.The society was initiated by Texila’s team and interest groups from Caribbean regions, mainly from Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname.Dr George NortonNew websiteThe idea for the formation of the society came in response to queries of ways in formulating tangible links to India and its diaspora outside of the mainstream connections.The society was envisioned in 2018 with the mission to unify and advance Indo Caribbean interest by fostering joint and collaborative action among different people, organisations and businesses.The society aims to create awareness about the heritage between India and Caribbean communities, especially among the younger generation. Furthermore, the society aims to promote goodwill, friendship and unity among the Indian and Caribbean communities, and to organise social, economic, health and cultural activities to achieve the goals and objectives of the society.ICS will focus on the following areas: cultural community, research and education, youth engagement, business networking and workshops, seminars, conferences and exhibitions.Speaking at the launching of the website, Chief Speaker Dr George Norton welcomed the initiative, noting that it is coming at a time when social integration around the world is increasing.“At a time when social integration is becoming more prevalent globally, the establishment of this society seems most appropriate…as hospitable as Caribbean people are, Indian nationals coming to the Caribbean will still encounter notable cultural differences, and I believe that this society can provide the requisite guidance for the smooth and comfortable transition, especially for youths and students seeking to settle in these parts,” Dr Norton said.Moreover, Norton expressed his delight with the aim of ICS, which is to unify and advance Caribbean interests.“Collaboration is key. Partnering and fostering good relations with different people is noble,” Dr Norton said.Also delivering remarks was the newly appointed Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Captain Gerry Gouveia, who also welcomed the launch, and said that any business-to-business organisation is appreciated at a time when Guyana and its people are preparing for a new economic boom.“As I look at some of the goals and objectives of this organisation, it actually speaks to business-to-business. In a country like ours, I believe everyday our leaders must think of how do we create jobs for our young people. We have thousands of young people graduating from the University of Guyana every year, and the big challenge is how do we create jobs for them — proper paying jobs that will allow them to live their lives with dignity and pride and self-esteem? And we don’t have to continue the tradition of losing our young and educated people, and so we have to create that environment; and so this society is a good thing, because we are talking about business-to-business,” the PSC Chair remarked.Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President, Nicholas Boyer, shared similar sentiments and noted that India has a lot to offer Guyana.“I think that this initiative by Texila is one that we should really think of as important; because, as a large democracy and world economic power, India has much to offer us; from information technology, services, manufacturing and agriculture, there is much that we could learn,” Boyer said.Following the launch, recognition was given to several contributors and sponsors of the website, including Ravi Dev, Attorney- at-Law Nigel Hughes, and Vishnu Doerga of ActionCoach Guyana.last_img read more

Pogba not as selfish as people think – Deschamps

first_img0Shares0000France coach Didier Deschamps believes Paul Pogba is more of a team player than he is given credit for © AFP / FRANCK FIFELONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 23 – France manager Didier Deschamps believes the outside world has the wrong image of Paul Pogba, who played a key role in leading Les Bleus to winning the World Cup.At club level the Manchester United midfielder hasn’t lived up to expectations since his then world record £89 million ($116 million) move from Juventus in 2016, although his performances have picked up in recent weeks. Off the field, Pogba has attracted criticism for spending too much time on social media and frequently changing his hairstyle than concentrating on his football.However, he shone for France in Russia, often sacrificing the attacking side of his game for the good of the team, before scoring in the final against Croatia.“The rest of the world had an image of Pogba which didn’t really reflect who he is,” Deschamps told FIFA’s coaching conference to review the World Cup on Sunday.”He’s always thinking about the collective.“There is an image of him that he is very individualistic, a bit self-centred, but that’s not the true Paul at all.”Pogba’s importance as a leader of the French side was revealed in a behind the scenes documentary, which showed the prominent role he took during a team talk at half-time in the final.“He prepared to win. He took on the mantle of leadership both on and off the pitch. He took on the role of spokesman, he can do that because he is a good speaker,” added Deschamps, who believes Pogba is now more calm when it comes to dealing with press scrutiny of his performances.“You can be criticised, the press can be tough on you. Once you take that on board, I think you can become more calm. He has taken that on board and it has had an impact on him on and off the pitch.“I think it gave him some respect, and that respect he has gained on the field has also had an impact on him as a person.”Deschamps is the heavy favourite to win the award for FIFA’s best coach of the year at an award ceremony in London on Monday.However, no Frenchman is in the running for the best player prize as Cristiano Ronaldo faces competition from Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah to win FIFA’s world player of the year for the sixth time.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

France and Arsenal great Vieira takes over as Nice coach

first_imgVieira, 41, arrives after a stint at MLS outfit New York City FC. He has signed a three-year contract and replaces Lucien Favre who is moving to Borussia Dortmund.Nice released a statement describing the 1998 World Cup winner as a “monument of French football”, whose dynamism and charisma had made him the obvious choice.Vieira said he had several conversations with the club’s sporting director Julien Fournier and the president Jean-Pierre Rivere“I was seduced by the project but above all by the men carrying it out,” Vieira said. “When I look at the squad, I was very eager, it’s very encouraging. I think there’s everything here that it takes to succeed.”The former midfield dynamo started his playing career at Cannes but left in 1995 for a brief spell AC Milan before becoming the rock on which Arsenal built a decade of glory, starring for the Gunners from 1996-2005.After winning three Premier League titles and three FA Cups with Arsenal, he joined Juventus for a season as the club topped Serie A but were stripped of the title and then had four years with Inter Milan each of which ended with a Serie A crown.“My career as a player no longer counts, it’s part of my past,” Vieira said. “I know the sacrifices necessary to progress and I hope, of course, to help the young players express their talent and that I can guide them.”– ‘Win their trust’ –Vieira played 107 times for France and was part of the squads that won the World Cup and Euro 2000.“As for my honours with clubs or with Les Bleus, that will give me the confidence of the players for three months,” he said. “After that I need to win their trust and be clear what I want from them.”Vieira retired as a player in 2011 and moved into coaching taking charge of the under-19 and under-21 Manchester City teams before coaching New York, which shares its owner with City.He leaves New York second in the MLS Eastern Conference after Friday’s draw with Atlanta.“I’ve come to know myself and my personality over the last three, four years on the coach’s bench,” Vieira said. “I’ve learned from all of my former coaches.”In a statement announcing the hiring, the Riveira club had said they were “looking for a coach with the ability to continue to play flowing football, bring on young players and take the risk of having them evolve while bringing a winning spirit to the table. That coach is Patrick Vieira.”Vieira, a powerful, battling midfielder with a deft touch on the ball, expressed a similar vision.“I want a team that pushes forward creatively, in which the players express their qualities,” Vieira said. “Nice has set the bar pretty high in recent years in terms of beautiful football.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000French former France, Inter Milan and Arsenal star Patrick Vieira gave his first press conference as Nice manager on Monday © AFP / YANN COATSALIOUNICE, France, Jun 11 – After more than 20 years away, former Arsenal and France star Patrick Vieira, is returning to Ligue 1 to take the reins at Nice where he was unveiled as manager on Monday.“I’m very happy to return to France, which I left at the age of 19 or 20,” Vieira told a press conference. “Returning to Ligue 1 was honestly always an objective, but I wanted to do so in the best circumstances and I think that’s the case.”last_img read more

North Hills man caught with child porn arrested

first_imgNORTH HILLS — Police arrested a 59-year-old man today after discovering thousands of images of child pornography in his two-bedroom apartment. After being tipped by a property manager who entered his unit to make urgent repairs, police searched Jay Henry Rosenthal’s apartment along the 15000 block of Parthenia Street in North Hills and found stacks of images of naked girls and boys. They also found more pornographic images in a Northridge hotel police believe Rosenthal used as a residence. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography. “This is significant because of the volume of pornography,” said LAPD Lt. Felicia Hall of the juvenile division. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings Manager Lorena Marroquin said Rosenthal, who had lived at the complex for two decades, told her not to enter the apartment under any circumstances. But she said she went in to fix a leak from a broken water heater that had seeped into a neighbor’s home. Once inside, she walked over garbage a foot deep before finding images of what looked like children fondled by adults, she said. There were also images of a child dressed in a feathered costume. The images were in boxes and strewn across upstairs bedrooms. “The photos were disgusting,” she said. Neighbors said Rosenthal sang at a local church. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Carlos Monteroso, the Internet crimes against children’s unit at 213-847-5358 or afterhours at 877-529-3855.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Aston Villa consider Jordan Ayew sale for £9m as Galatasaray plot move

first_img Jordan Ayew in action for Aston Villa against Arsenal Galatasaray are considering a move for Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew, according to reports in Turkey.The Ghanaian scored seven goals last season after heading to Villa Park from Lorient for a fee of around £8m.However, Ayew’s goals were not enough to keep Villa from being relegated to the Championship and he is now ready to leave.Galatasaray, according to Fotospor, are interested in the 24-year-old and a bid could be placed before the end of the week.Villa are reluctant to let Ayew go, but they would reportedly reconsider if a club made an offer of £9m.As well as interest from Galatasaray, Ayew has also caught the attention of Bournemouth and Stoke City. 1last_img

Steve Bruce: Hull boss admits England interview with FA

first_img1 Steve Bruce: The 55-year-old is battling with friend Sam Allardyce for the Three Lions job Steve Bruce says he has been interviewed about the vacant England manager’s job, despite Hull City saying otherwise.The Premier League newcomers had earlier described the contact as ‘informal discussions’, but the former Manchester United defender revealed it was an interview, which he hoped ‘went okay’.The Tigers echoed Sunderland, whose manager Sam Allardyce remains the front-runner despite developments, in calling for a swift decision.And if Bruce, who is still manning Hull’s pre-season preparations, gets his wish it will be him who gets the nod later this week.“I never quite made it as a player, who wouldn’t (want it)?” he said on Sky Sports News ahead of the Tigers’ friendly at Mansfield.“If you’re English and it means something to you, who wouldn’t?.“It has to be the prime job that any Englishman would want to have. Yes it’s difficult, we know that, but there’s something in you.“I am highly flattered to be even considered and extremely grateful to be considered. If anything happens, let’s see what the rest of the week brings and if it does then happy days.“In an interview you never know, I hope it went okay, I got my point across and let’s hope it was successful.“But then again I am up against a big pal of mine in Sam, who has always had a good job over the years. Apparently there are some other candidates who are there too and to be in the mix I am highly flattered because any Englishman worth their salt would be extremely, extremely proud to be England manager.“What I said to them in the interview has to remain there. But we have to take away the fear in tournaments, somehow. We have only won one of our last seven games in tournaments and we have got some good players…that has to be the main thing.”last_img read more

DONEGAL U16 GIRLS PREVIEW : MCCOLE RELISHING CHALLENGE OF DOWN IN ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgDonegal U16 girls manager Terry McCole says he and his squad are relishing the challenge of Down at Red Hughs Killygordon on Sunday.McCole leads his side into championship battle on Sunday for their first match in a group which also includes Tyrone, Antrim and current Ulster kingpins Cavan.Preparations have been far from ideal for McCole and his backroom team. Adverse weather over the last number of months have led to a number of training postponements and it has been difficult to arrange challenge matches.McCole was also a late appointment into the position, but he’s content with the squad he has assembled and believes his squad have the ability to compete and do well in the Ulster Championship.McCole’s squad trained collectively for the last time last night at the Finn Valley Centre.However, they will meet again on Friday at the LYIT campus for a team meeting to go over some tactics and to see how some of his squad who are struggling with injuries are feeling. McCole told Donegal Daily, “It’s been hectic since I got the job in January, it would’ve been great if we were at it a few months earlier but it wasn’t to be.“We held trials and we had 134 girls attend which was a remarkable turn-out.“The quality was high and it was difficult to narrow down our panel but we’re very happy with the squad we have.“Weather has caused havoc with our schedule, we’ve had matches called off and it’s been very difficult to try and get pitches at this time of the year.“Ideally we’d have liked to have got more challenge games under our belt, but that hasn’t happened, but the squad have trained hard and are looking forward to Sunday.” McCole has praised the dedication and commitment of his squad over the last number of months and hopes they get the rewards their efforts deserve.“The girls are absolutely first-class to work with, they’re tuned into everything we say and take everything on-board.“They’ve trained really hard over the last number of months and like us are just looking forward to the match against Down on Sunday.“Playing before the Donegal Senior Ladies match adds to the occasion for them and hopefully we’ll see many of this squad progress to Senior football in the coming years.” McCole says the state of ladies football is in a very healthy state and has praised the efforts of volunteers at grassroots level all across the county.“Termon, Glenfinn and Milford have been traditionally strong and still are, but teams in the southern part of the county are starting to catch-up and are putting in massive efforts with ladies sides at all levels.“Four Masters had a great run in Ulster last year and my own club Ardara are progressing well at several different age groups.“In the Rosses Donal Sharkey has done brilliant work with Naomh Muire and they’re producing some quality players.“Hopefully we get a good crowd on Sunday and everybody gets out and supports both sides.”McCole also praised the dedication of his backroom team who have worked tirelessly along with him since January.“Declan Walsh has been my right-hand man and takes the majority of the coaching, he’s been fantastic and is a great person to have involved.“Larry Griffin, Yvonne Harvey and Michelle Bennett have also contributed hugely to the project and we’re looking forward to the challenge the group presents.“We have three home games which is a huge advantage for us and we’re away to Antrim.“Hopefully we get off to a good start against Down, but we’re under no illusions as to how difficult the task will be, but we’re ready for it and looking forward to Sunday.”Throw-in is at 1pm, followed by the Donegal Senior Ladies v Meath at 2.45pm.DONEGAL U16 GIRLS PREVIEW : MCCOLE RELISHING CHALLENGE OF DOWN IN ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: March 12th, 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:championshipdonegalDownGAAGirlsLFGATerry McColeU16Ulsterlast_img read more

DONEGAL NEW YORK COMMUNITY IN MOURNING AFTER GIRL KILLED IN CHURCH FESTIVAL CAR CRASH

first_imgDONEGAL ex-pats in New York have been comforting family and friends of a teenage girl killed in a car crash.Kalie Gill, who was 15 and from Fenagh, Co Leitrim, died after the driver of a car had a heart attack leaving a church fete and crashed his car into a group of people Her sister Lindsay, 12, is in a critical condition in hospital. The girls moved to New York recently to begin a new life and were among 500 people at a church festival on Friday night in the Irish-American suburb of Woodlawn, New York.The Irish community locally – including many from here – held a candlelit vigil near the scene of the tragedy.Two 13-year-old girls were treated for minor injuries at Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville.“It’s a day of sorrow,” said Father James Healy. “Our hearts go out to the family of the child who died and the child who was injured,” he said earlier.“It was a terrible accident. It wasn’t planned. The car somehow went out of control. The poor teacher who was driving, she’s such a lovely woman. How will she recover? We feel sorrow for the families involved.”Kalie’s parents Damien and Karen Gill and their children had moved back to Fenagh some years ago where they purchased Quinn’s Pub. Earlier this year they decided to move back to New York. DONEGAL NEW YORK COMMUNITY IN MOURNING AFTER GIRL KILLED IN CHURCH FESTIVAL CAR CRASH was last modified: October 13th, 2013 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:donegalleitrimNew York crashlast_img read more