Two years ago, Jamalco FC narrowly missed out on a historic berth in the Red Stripe Premier League football competition. Now, two years later, the Clarendon-based team is back and firmly on course for a spot this time around. Back then, Jamalco ended the play-offs on 10 points but were edged on goal difference by Reno FC. They currently have maximum six points from two games in the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/Charley’s JB Rum Red Stripe Premier League play-offs series. However, head coach Rayon Johnson, who guided the club in 2014 is fully aware that his team needs another four points from four games in order to make the step up to the nation’s highest league. “What we looked at is how we had approached the 2014 play-offs series. We didn’t win any game on the road and that was our downfall,” Johnson reflected. “This season, the plan is to win at least two games on the road in addition to wins in the home games. And, that would see us through to the 2016-17 Premier League,” he told The Gleaner yesterday. After winning on the road against Brazil FC, 1-0, on Sunday, the Jamalco team followed through with a similar score line against Granville United FC at home at the Wembley Centre of Excellence field in Clarendon on Wednesday. “The players are putting in the work. However, we need to convert the chances as we have not conceded any goal,” Johnson informed. Looking ahead, he said: “If we win the three games in the first round, we would need at least another point to be safe.” Jamalco provides funding for the team and the coach says that they are doing a wonderful job. “The bauxite company is fully involved. They really want the team to step up to the Premier League,” he disclosed. The team’s involved in the play-offs are South Central Confederation Super League champions, Jamalco; the Eastern Confederation winners, Brazil FC; the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association Super League champions, Maverley/Hughenden FC and the Western Confederation winners, Granville United FC. At the completion of the home and away series, the top two teams on points will qualify for the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League. Jamalco lead on six points, ahead of Maverley/Hughenden (4), Brazil (1) and Granville, who are rooted at the bottom without a point. The series continues next Sunday with Maverley.Hughenden hosting Jamalco at Maverley Complex and Granville against Brazil at Granville Community Centre in St James.
Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Going into Game 2, we have to make sure we get good looks with the basket.”Game 2 is on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny One final huddle: Beth Celis, 73 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES But Black knows exactly where things went downhill for the Bolts.READ: Keys to Victory: Ginebra-Meralco Finals seriesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We shot poorly from the perimeter today,” he said. “Uncharacteristically, we took so many three-point shots. I think we took about 35 and we only average 21 a game. We give them credit for the defense at the same time, it was bad shot selections on our part.”What caused Meralco’s first quarter downfall was its measly 2-of-17 shooting from three as Ginebra established control early and took a 49-35 halftime lead. Though the Bolts were able to hit those three-pointers in their third quarter rally, their 8-of-24 sniping, which translates to 24-percent, was still way below their average of 37 percent, a league-best.READ: Ginebra ousts TNT, faces Meralco in PBA Finals rematchBlack reminded his wards to be more intelligent in their shot selections, saying that just because the Gin Kings’ defense are giving them space to shoot a three, it doesn’t mean that they should always go for it.“They’re sagging, but you don’t have to take three-point shots because they’re sagging. Ginebra continues to make the extra pass and get a little bit closer to the basket. We can actually do the same thing. We’ve been doing that the entire conference long and I have no idea why we mixed it up into shooting a lot of threes,” he said.READ: ‘No favorite, no underdog’ in Ginebra-Meralco series, says Tenorio ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLUCENA — Despite Meralco’s eight-day layoff, coach Norman Black refused to blame rust for his side’s lackluster showing in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Game 1 on Friday.“We got outplayed tonight. It didn’t have to do anything with rust. I think we had three more days of rest than they had so I don’t see a big deal as far as that’s concerned,” said Black after the 102-87 loss to Ginebra in the series opener.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments
Mrs. Weah (2nd from right) posed with others.First Lady Clar Marie Weah has been making a case for Liberian girls relative to education in Paris, France, recently, a release from the First Lady’s office in Monrovia has said.According to the release, Madam Weah elaborated on the current situation of girls’ education in the country at an event organized by French First Lady Madam Brigitte Macron.Madam Weah also craved for support from Mrs. Macron to augment efforts by the Liberian government in ensuring that girls not only enroll, but remain in school.She believes that investing in girls’ education is crucial for achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development in Liberia and across the world.According to the release, advocating for girls’ education is part of Madam Weah’s flagship program through the She’s You Movement, aimed at empowering women for a better and prosperous Liberia.The event, held on the sidelines of the Paris Forum under the theme, “Educating the Girl Child,” also brought together several African First Ladies. But the meeting between Madame Macron and her African counterparts seek to set the stage for more engagements at the upcoming 28th Africa-France Summit scheduled for June 2020 in Bordeaux, France.Meanwhile, Madam Weah is headed for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to participate in the Global Business Forum (GBF); Africa Business Women Luncheon in Partnership with Dubai Business Women Council.The exclusive round-table lunch event, scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2019, is aimed at sharing experience about opportunities and challenges for women in business while exploring potential synergies.Dubai’s most prominent businesswomen, along with CEOs and young entrepreneurs from across Africa and the UAE, are expected to attend the Summit.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Over 50 Police officers from the Guyana Police Force’s A Division were on Tuesday recognised for their outstanding performance.Sergeant Clive Clarke, who is attached at the Brickdam Police Station, was awarded Best Cop for A Division.Sergeant Clive Clarke, Best Cop for A DivisionSpeaking at the event, which was hosted at the Brickdam Police Station on Tuesday, Police Commissioner Leslie James reflected on the various challenges Police ranks face on a daily basis in the execution of their duties.“I urge that you all remain steadfast and resolute in doing this work,” the Commissioner told the ranks, adding that when becoming a cop, officers have signed on and swore to provide world-class protection for all citizens and to remain steadfast and resolute as they execute their mandates.“This job must be dealt without fear, without affection, without malice, without ill will. You have the entire Force behind you and you must understand that. I am reminding you that the Guyana Police Force has a support mechanism, there is no need for you to extort [unassertiveness] while you execute your duties. It can be confusing when our citizens experience [unassertiveness] while you are executing your duties, so I urge while you engage the public you do so with much assertiveness,” James emphasised.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesIn addition, several officers were given on the spot promotion. The subordinate officer at the Stabroek Police Outpost, Corporal Hicks, was promoted to Sergeant. Woman Lance Corporal Rodney, who is attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Alberttown Police Station, was promoted to Corporal. Also promoted to Corporal are Lance Corporals Richard Trotz and Keyon Ward.Among the officers promoted to Lance Corporal were Woman Constables Erna Delicia and Tamesha Adams.Additionally, 43 other ranks received gifts for their outstanding performance.
BAGHDAD, Iraq – At least 39 people were killed by insurgents and shadowy sectarian gangs, police reported Monday – continuing the wave of violence that has left nearly 1,000 Iraqis dead since the bombing last month of a Shiite Muslim shrine. As the Iraq war entered its fourth year, police found the bodies of at least 15 more people – including a 13-year-old girl – dumped in and near Baghdad. The discoveries marked the latest in a string of execution-style killings that have become an almost daily event as Sunni and Shiite extremists settle scores. Sectarian killings have swept across Iraq since the Feb. 22 bombing of a Shiite Muslim shrine in Samarra. An Associated Press tally, including the deaths reported Monday, put the toll at 993 since the golden dome atop the Askariya shrine was left in rubble by two bombers, who are believed to remain at large. Among those killed in scattered violence Monday were 10 policemen, who are prime targets for insurgents, most of them Sunni militants, trying to break the will of the mainly Shiite police force. As night fell on Monday, a bomb struck a coffee shop in northern Baghdad, killing at least three civilians and injuring 23 others. The bomb was left in a plastic bag inside the shop in a market area of the Azamiyah neighborhood, police Maj. Falah al-Mohammadewi said. At about the same time, gunmen killed two oil engineers leaving work at the Beiji refinery north of Baghdad. An electrical engineer and technician were gunned down at the nearby power station, Beiji police Lt. Khalaf Ayed Al-Janabi said. Separately, the owner of a small grocery in downtown Baghdad was shot and killed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Sinn Féin TD for Donegal South West, Pearse Doherty has said that “budget 2014 gives young Donegal people just one guarantee – emigration.”Pearse Doherty TDHis comments come following the announcement of a paltry €14m for the Youth Guarantee scheme and the dramatic cuts to Job Seekers payments for the 22 to 25 year olds.Deputy Doherty said this Government has no problem standing up in the Dáil asking 24 year olds to live on €100 per week while they themselves did nothing to reduce the pay of Richie Boucher, who currently earns over €800,000 per annum. “How can the Taoiseach justify this? Despite the fact that Donegal has the second highest rate of youth unemployment, standing at 49% in July 2012, Budget 2014 does not provide hope for young unemployed people.“Despite promising to provide a youth guarantee for the 53,800 young people officially unemployed across this state the Government has slashed their job seekers payments.“Young people aged 21 to 24 will lose almost 33% of their weekly payment while 25 year olds will lose 25% of their payment.“Yesterday the Government broke their promise not to cut core social welfare payments. “To add insult to injury the much talked about Youth Guarantee scheme is been given a paltry €14 million. This is just 4% of what is required according to best practice across the EU.”He added it is clear that Fine Gael and Labour are not serious about tackling youth unemployment.“They don’t want young people to stay and build a future here in Ireland. They want young people to leave.“Since Fine Gael and Labour took office the number of young people out of work has fallen by more than 20,000. Many of these young people have left Ireland in search of work and a better future.“Budget 2014 will force many thousands more abroad. Those that remain will be pushed further into financial hardship and poverty.” EMIGRATION IS ONLY OUTCOME OF BUDGET 2014 – DOHERTY was last modified: October 16th, 2013 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:Budget 2014emigrationPearse Doherty
A large crowd of runners and walkers is expected for the inaugural Glenswilly 5K which takes place on Tuesday, June 19th next.A committee set up for the event is hoping for a good turn-out with all proceeds going directly back into Glenswilly GAA Club’s underage teams. There will be a range of prizes for runners and plenty of spot prizes for walkers on the night.Registration for the race will take place on the night before the race and from 6pm on the evening of the race which starts at 7.30pm.Organisers of the race say the emphasis of the event is fun and they want as many people as possible to sign up.The entry fee for adults is €8 and children are free. Refreshments will be provided on the night and there will be changing facilities at showers available at Glenswilly GAA Club after the race.Organiser Eddie Crawford has promised a flat course will suit all runners and walkers!“This is the first Glenswilly 5K and we are appealing to as many people as possible to come out on the night.“There’ll be a great atmosphere and everyone will be made more than welcome in the Glen.“Most of us are either part-time joggers or full-time walkers. The emphasis will be getting out there on the night and having a bit of fun.“Everyone will be catered for and encouraged to take part. “With the good weather, we are hoping that as many people as possible come out and join us.“The bottom line is that this is for a great cause in our community,” he said.LARGE CROWD OF WALKERS AND RUNNERS EXPECTED FOR FIRST GLENSWILLY 5K was last modified: May 29th, 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:Glenswilly 5K
If music and craic is your thing then the Muckish Music Fest is the place for you to be.The festival takes place in McCarry’s Bar in Drumaneany, Kildarragh on August 9th to 11th and it promises to be a weekend to remember this summer.Each day will be packed with something for everyone including the kids. While parents can kick back and enjoy the best of music, there’ll be a kids’ disco and even a bouncy castle over the weekend.From Cliona Hagan to Kewltic Kaos and the David Craig Band, the list of music goes on and on.And a massibe marquee means that there’ll be plenty of room for everyone to relax in comfort and dance the nights away.In fact, there’s so much on it’s difficult to decide when you can have a rest! The following is the full list of what’s happening so you can pick and choose.See you in Kildarragh for the Muckish Music Fest!Friday 9th of August7:30pm to 9:00pm – Ailish McBride9:30pm to 11:00pm – Cliona Hagan 11:30pm – Live DJ til lateSaturday 10th of August2:00pm – Kids Bouncy Castles5:00pm to 6:30pm – Kids Disco in the Marquee 7:30 to 9:00pm – Last Orders9:30pm to 11:00pm – Keltic Kaos11:30pm – Live DJ til lateSunday 11th of August – Sunday is our charity day in aid of Little Angels School Letterkenny2:00pm – Charity Vintage Vehicle Run – Use any vintage vehicle and come and join us to raise money for a good cause Just €5 entry5:00pm – Charity Auction Event – Something for everyone at this auction. Enjoy the fun7:30pm to 9:00pm – Martin Cuffe & the off the Kuff Band9:30pm to 11:00pm – The David Craig BandThe Muckish Music Fest set to be a weekend to remember! was last modified: July 31st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:donegalKildarraghMuckish Music Fest
“Objective origins” is against the law in Darby, Montana (see 02/27/2004 headline). A policy change proposed by a local minister would have encouraged students to “analyze scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories, including the theory of evolution.” It didn’t lose because of a vote on the policy, or because of the threats of litigation by Americans United for Separation of Church and State. It lost because “evolution supporter Erik Abrahamsen handily defeated incumbent chair Gina Schallenberger in a 4 May election,” according to a news item in Science.1 The Missoulian said the election was driven by the origins debate, a “rancorous battle over a controversial science policy.”1ScienceScope, Science, Volume 304, Number 5673, Issue of 14 May 2004.Science took glee in the Darwin Party victory: “Creationism Loses in Montana Town – The residents of Darby, Montana, have doused one creationist brushfire by tipping the balance of its school board.” (This was nothing about creationism, you recall; it was about letting the students hear about teaching students critical thinking skills. There was nothing at all about creationism, church and state, or religion in this policy proposal – see 04/29/2004 headline.) This story underscores the fact that ministers have no standing in public policy debates. They are disqualified before they even open their mouths. If a minister suggests anything that affects public policy, no matter how innocently worded, no matter how lawful and logically sound, it can be completely disregarded because, everyone knows, he has a religious agenda. The ACLU and the secularists in the Darwin Party have no such handicap; they present themselves as scientific, value-free, religiously neutral and objective. Pastors and ministers have been confined inside the walls of their churches. They are forbidden to have a voice in their communities. Only in church can they speak their minds, but how long can even that last? It is conceivable on the horizon that ministers will feel intimidated to speak out against the Darwin Party even to their own congregations, just like teachers are at school. Would you have suspected such harassment in the Old West? This decision shows that Darwinian evolutionism does not just affect metropolitan academia, but touches every small town school district. It also shows that critical thinking and analytical skills are not valued when the reigning dogma of Darwin is threatened. Should the Darwin Party be proud? They won an election by wearying the public over non-issues, and intimidating the townspeople with threats. Like Islamic fundamentalists, they made it illegal to criticize or even analyze their theory. They didn’t win by a reasoned debate over the evidence. Losers, take courage. Truth and politics are not synonymous. Things are going better in Alabama, it’s not over in Roseville, and a majority of Californians still favor the students’ right to hear both sides, according to two new surveys, reports the Discovery Institute. It takes time to overcome authoritarian dogmatism, but it’s worth it.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
To the surprise of tourists, one of Australia’s seacoast rock formations called the “Twelve Apostles” collapsed into a pile of rubble before their eyes, reported CNN, ABC and other news sources. The fall of the 150-foot high sedimentary formation was caught in before-and-after snapshots by a teenager. Even though standard geology claims the rocks began to form 20 million years ago (see the BBC News story), the remains will probably be washed away by the waves within weeks. Answers in Genesis took this event, and others like it, as evidence that such formations could not be nearly as old as claimed.Let the evidence speak for itself. Anyone infer millions of years with this kind of eyewitness testimony? Here is a candidate for Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week from a tourist, reported by News.com.au: “It’s pretty unbelievable; it’s history in the making today… It won’t be the same sort of photo any more, but it is evolution.” Darwinism wouldn’t generate much of an edifice with this kind of process. If the tourist meant that Darwinism itself is crumbling in a similarly rapid manner, well, then the remark would be rather astute.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0