Impressive run by STETHS’ Ellis

first_imgNigel Ellis of St Elizabeth Technical stole the spotlight at yesterday’s JAAA-Puma Development meet at Kirkvine with a fast 21.37 seconds to win his heat of the Class One 200 metres.Running against a negative wind of 0.3 metres per second, Ellis ran away from his rivals for an easy win in the fastest time of the day among high school athletes.Herbert Morrison High’s Bonanza Cunningham (21.42) was second overall, with Green Pond High’s Orlando Fisher taking third overall in 21.49.Kingston College’s Roshaun Rowe was best in Class Two as he won in 21.70 ahead of Kevin Stone of Petersfield (21.86) and his Kingston College teammate Yashawn Hamilton, timeIn Class Three, Antonio Watson of Petersfield High led the way with 22.73. Andre Bent of William Knibb, 22.89, was second overall ahead of Papine High’s Shemar Willis, 23.12.Among the girls, Edwin Allen High’s Patrice Moody won the Class One 200m in 23.93 for the best time overall, getting the better of Holmwood Technical’s Shante Deer, 24.42.Manchester High’s Daszay Freean topped Class Two with 23.78, beating Edwin Allen’s Shellece Clarke (24.76) and Christine Irving of Holmwood, 24.77.Last year’s Class Four double sprint champion Joanna Reid of St. Jago High impressed in Class Three with a leading time of 24.10. Holmwood’s Dyandra Gray was second overall in 24,54 with third going to Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen, 24.55.GC Foster College’s Samantha Curtis was best among the women in the open half lap event after stopping the clock at 24.05. She got the better of Donya Ewars of the University of Technology, 24.33. Curtis’ teammate, Natasha Russell was third with 24.71.University of Technology’s Travene Morrison stole the spotlight in the men s 200m as he won his heat in 21.14 ahead of G.C. Foster College’s Javon Gray, 21.42 and Emmanuel Dawlson of Sweden, 21.49.last_img read more

ABL: Standhardinger proud of Hong Kong team despite semis exit

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “With all my heart, I believed that we can win the championship,” he said after posting 16 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. “Me personally, I feel like we could have won the whole thing.”It was a tough pill to swallow for the Fil-German big man, who carried big expectations after a stellar showing for Gilas Pilipinas last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAveraging 22.8 points and 11.9 rebounds, Standhardinger has established himself as a frontrunner for the end of season awards, with some already pencilling him as the ASEAN Heritage MVP.All of that, though, are just secondary to Standhardinger, who puts his team first over individual success. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES “I am proud to be part of the team, of Hong Kong Eastern. This team is great. I have new brothers, I have a coach who’s a great coach and more importantly a great human being. Everything was professional and it was a family,” he said.The 28-year-old Standhardinger also shunned questions about what the future holds for him, specifically his next journey with San Miguel in the upcoming 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I’m not gonna talk about myself or my future career. If you want to talk to me about my team, then I’ll answer, but if you want to talk about myself, then I won’t answer. I say that will all due respect,” he said.Even in defeat, Standhardinger showed great character as he reaffirmed his commitment to winning and kept his sight on the task at hand rather than what lies beyond.“With a heavy heart, I continue my journey,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 CONTRIBUTED PHOTOChristian Standhardinger’s only goal when he signed with Hong Kong Eastern for the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League was to help the squad become the league’s first ever back-to-back champions.But Standhardinger’s dream ended after his team got swept by San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in the semifinals following a 79-72 loss in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacquiao on Roach split: ‘I have not made my final decision’ View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

GOL Reform Agenda under Threat

first_imgFormer interim President Dr. Amos C. Sawyer says many reform initiatives the Unity Party government has embarked on since its inception in 2006 will be of no use if certain people are bent on marginalizing others in the Liberian society.Speaking in Gbarnga, Bong County at the National Development Summit on Monday Dr. Sawyer, chairman of the Governance Commission, said that the numerous on-going reform exercises in the country are meant to make Liberia an inclusive, peaceful and harmonious society. This would be unlike the past when a minute segment of the country’s population had onto itself the wealth of the country and influenced every sector, economic, social and political, thereby marginalizing majority of the citizenry, he said.Making a presentation at the event, the GC boss noted that exclusivity, which is entrenched in the Liberian society, was the root cause of the prolonged civil crises in the country that brought the already underdeveloped Liberia to its knees.Some of the major reform initiatives that the government has embarked upon include, land, the governance structure, the revision of the constitution for possible amendment that would reflect the aspirations of all Liberians and many more. He said it is ambiguous to note that while all of these are being undertaken for Liberia to reflect a unified country, there are some people trying to bring division through legislation.Dr. Sawyer told President Sirleaf and others present that one important issue that is currently occupying the Governance Commission and other reform bodies on the software side of the reform agenda is the constitution review process.“We learned that the joint committee at both houses are finished with their work and have made presentation to the full body,” he said.Dr. Sawyer said the logic about the reform initiative in the country is about inclusive growth, reducing marginalization, and participatory government, but some of the propositions are totally against these principles.“The constitution review process is not a different point of the national agenda for reform, but rather it is part and parcel and it is the logic driving all of these documents. This logic is about inclusive growth, reducing marginalization, and participatory government,” he said.Dr. Sawyer added, “And that is the spirit within which we should see the propositions. So if there are propositions that are going in another direction, these fundamental logics that we hold so dear are under threat. It is dividing us rather than uniting us. It is against the whole spirit and direction of the reforms. We are talking our national vision – one people one nation. We want to end marginalization that kept our country backward for so long.”He also spoke about the electioneering process in the country, which he described as another important area on the soft component of the country’s reform agenda, which the GC and others are working on. He said adequate preparation, logistical preparedness, voting education and efficient management system and prompt mediation into arising claims will be extremely important to ensure free and fair election processes in the country.“These will be very important as we go into the electioneering processes that are fast approaching. These are some of the important things that we should focus on while tracking our success in the agenda,” he said. He stated that all stakeholders in this regard, including the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, are being engaged to ensure that the country comes out successfully in 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GLDA concerned about African swine flu spreading to Guyana by oil ships, aircraft

first_img…warns that precaution must be takenIn light of the outbreak of the African Swine Flu (ASF) disease in Europe and more recently in Asia, the Guyana Livestock and Development Authority (GLDA) has taken steps to prevent the transmission of the disease to Guyana’s shores, especially given the increased traffic from those two continents to the emerging oil and gas sector.GLDA Deputy CEO Dr Dwight WalrondAt a press conference on Thursday, GLDA Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Dwight Walrond pointed out that Guyana was also becoming an important hub because of its petroleum industry and as such, special attention needed to be placed on this sector.“We know and we’ve been talking a lot about oil and what oil would be doing for us or should be doing for us… What is important is for the relevant ministries and departments to have a grip of what is coming off of those ships and aircraft that are involved in those trades,” Dr Walrond posited.According to the Deputy CEO, Guyana simply cannot allow vessels such as supply boats from affected parts of the world to come to the local shores without any measures in place to monitor them for diseases like ASF.“Guyana is a sovereign nation and we cannot and will not allow any country or anyone to ship livestock or livestock product to any part of Guyana directly from another country to the [local oil] platforms… Currently we are faced with a situation where boats are coming directly and heading directly to some of the platforms and then they’re coming to Port Georgetown subsequently so we’re basically doing post-mortem,” he pointed out.On this note, Dr Walrond posited that once these vessels were in Guyana’s territory, they would need an import permit to bring in any animal or animal-based products.Though the disease has not reached the American Region, of which Guyana is a part of, the local authority is currently monitoring the disease to keep Guyana’s free status preserved.According to the GLDA Deputy CEO, the recent spread of the ASF disease is the cause of huge economic losses within the pig industry.Of recent, there has been increased traffic from Europe and Asia to Guyana as a result of the budding oil and gas sector. Only last month, Guyana started a new route to Europe via Amsterdam through neighbouring Suriname, with which it also shares a ferry port. The Livestock Authority is now importing pigs from the neighbouring country.Given the situation at hand, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has launched a global initiative to have the ASF disease under control. With the objective to minimise the effects of the disease, along with strengthening countries’ prevention and preparation efforts, the GLDA insisted that preventing the introduction of this awful disease is very important.In fact, the GLDA Deputy CEO cautioned that the lack of precautionary measures by stakeholders such as hunters, professionals, and farmers may result in the emergence of ASF in Guyana.On this note, he indicated that the local authority was in the process of implementing measures to mitigate the possible introduction of ASF. One of the measures that are on the table for discussion is that importers of meat would not be able to ship any kind of meat to Guyana without a permit.He added that currently there was no treatment available for the disease and no treatment should be attempted. Moreover, he explained that humans were not susceptible to the disease and there were no public health or food safety concerns.The disease can be transmitted through direct contact with pigs, environmental contaminations, and bites from flies and mosquitoes among other vectors.ASF is a highly contagious haemorrhagic viral disease of domestic and wild pigs. It is caused by a DNA virus that is related to the Asfarviridae family. It is known to infect ticks of the genus Ornithodoros. Even though signs of ASF and classical swine fever (CSF) may be similar, the ASF virus is unrelated to the CSF virus.last_img read more

Get Out and Vote on November 15th – Poll locations

first_imgDistrict of Taylor Municipal Office at 10007 100th A Street in Taylor from 8am to 8pmDistrict of Hudson’s HopeHudson’s Hope Community Hall, 10310 Kyllo Street, Hudson’s Hope, BC from 8am to 8pmFor more on the election including a complete list of the candidates running your area visit a friend to the polls and help a senior get to the polls.Advertisement This map shows all the polling locations in the North PeaceView Larger Map Exercise your right to vote…..You can vote if you are 18, a Canadian citizen, and living in FSJ, Taylor, Area “C” or Hudson’s Hope for at least 6 months.Take 2 pieces of ID to prove your place of residence and your identification.  You can vote at the following placesFort St. John- Advertisement -North Peace Arena from 8am to 8pmPeace River Regional District Area “C”Baldonnel Elementary SchoolAdvertisementcenter_img Charlie Lake Elementary Schoolthe Peace River Regional District office east of Fort St. John City Hall (9912-106 Ave Fort St. John)You can vote at any of these locations from 8am to 8pmDistrict of TaylorAdvertisementlast_img read more

Men’s Fastball Meeting Wednesday

first_img– Advertisement – **SubmittedThere will be a Mens Fastball League meeting on Wednesday May 27th at the Legion starting at 7:00 pm. All men interested in playing fastball this year are asked to attend so that teams can be organized and a schedule prepared. For more info contact Bill at 785-4839 or Carlyle at 787-2374.last_img

Antelope Valley soldier killed in Iraq

first_imgFreeman, a fire support specialist, was deployed to Iraq last October in his first tour of duty. He had enlisted in October 2005, Army officials said. Freeman’s military decorations and awards include a National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Global War on Terror Service Medal. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Antelope Valley High band director Joseph Pincetich said Freeman played the drums in the band for four years. “He was a really great person. He was happy and lively. He always had a smile on his face and laughed a lot. If anything ever got him down, he didn’t let it keep him down for long,” Pincetich recalled. “The fact that he stepped up to defend his country is more admirable than I can possibly express. He should have a special place in our hearts.” Another soldier, Pfc. Derek Gibson,, 20, of Eustis, Fla., was killed along with Freeman, the Pentagon said. Both men were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. LANCASTER – A 20-year-old soldier from Lancaster was killed last week in Iraq, the second Antelope Valley resident to die in combat within the past month, officials said Tuesday. Pfc. Walter Freeman Jr., who graduated in 2004 from Antelope Valley High School where he was a member of the band, was killed in Baghdad on April 4, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. “He was a really cool kid. He was kind of quiet, very polite, very well-spoken. Just a really great kid,” said Carol Selmser, a neighbor whose children grew up with Freeman. Selmser, who plays the piano for the Antelope Valley High choir, said she used to see Freeman walking to school and would give him a ride. last_img read more

Indian court issues arrest warrant for Richard Gere, Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty

first_imgA court in New Delhi issued arrest warrants for Hollywood actor Richard Gere and Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty on Thursday, saying their kiss at a public function “transgressed all limits of vulgarity,” media reports said. Judge Dinesh Gupta issued the warrants in the northwestern city of Jaipur after a local citizen filed a complaint charging that the public display of affection offended local sensibilities, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Gupta earlier viewed television footage of the event, which he called “highly sexually erotic,” saying the pair violated India’s strict public obscenity laws. Gere and Shetty “transgressed all limits of vulgarity and have the tendency to corrupt the society,” PTI quoted the judge as saying. Such cases against celebrities — often filed by publicity seekers — are common in conservative India. They add to a backlog of legal cases that has nearly crippled the country’s judicial system. Gere left India shortly after the kissing incident and it was not immediately clear how the warrant would affect him. His publicist, Alan Nierob, said there would be no comment from the actor. Under Indian law a person convicted of public obscenity faces up to three months in prison, a fine, or both. 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

Fort St. John male charged in child pornography investigation

first_imgOn Friday, police received a call from an American law enforcement agency regarding the possession and distribution of child pornography, after the agency managed to pinpoint the location of the computer to an address in Fort St. John.RCMP obtained a search warrant for the address and arrested a 39 year old male. Barton Christopher Tetreau is charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography. – Advertisement -Electronic devices were seized from the residence and Tetreau’s computer is in the process of being examined.Police are considering other charges after further investigation.He’s been released from custody with conditions including having no contact with anyone under the age of 16.Advertisement Tetreau’s next court appearance is August 6, 2014.last_img read more

‘Football is for men’ – Remember this comment Mourinho?

first_img1 Nemanja Matic was dismissed for his reaction to Ashley Barnes’ challenge Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho seems to have a short memory.The Portuguese was on the attack over the weekend, as his table toppers dropped two valuable points in a draw against Burnley that was marred by poor refereeing throughout.Undoubtedly, the flash point came as Nemanja Matic was sent off for his reaction to a tackle from Ashley Barnes that Mourinho described as ‘career ending’, but as the footage below shows, perhaps his player should have been more of ‘a man’ about the challenge.While Barnes’ challenge was undoubtedly wild and probably should have seen him dismissed, when Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel carried out a similar tackle to Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta last season, Mourinho responded in this fashion:Mourinho then went on to say of Arsenal’s reaction to the challenge: “They like to cry – that’s tradition.“Football is a game of contact. English football, winter, water on the pitch, the sliding tackles become at a fantastic speed. So be proud, play with pride.”Should Mourinho apologise to Arsenal?last_img read more