Knight, Smith register early wins at Douglas Forrest meet

first_imgAction at the Douglas Forest meet got off to a late start this morning inside the National Stadium with the competition starting a full hour after the scheduled 8:00am start. St Jago’s Andrenette Knight and Kingston College’s Orlando Smith, were among the early winners, as they came out  on top in the respective girls and boys 400 metres hurdles events, which got things going at the meet. In the female event, Knight who was being strongly challenged by Vere Technical’s Sanique Walker in the opening heat, took advantage after Walker fell at the sixth hurdle to win the event in 1:00.56 for the overall top time. Shian Salmon of Hydel finished second overall in 1:01.21 with Vere Technical’s Jonelle Thompson coming third with 1:03.89. Kingston College athletes dominated the boys open 400 metres hurdles event with Smith leading the way after posting 53.91 seconds to win his heat and register the fastest time overall. Calabar’s Aykeem Francis clipped Kingston College’s Chadrick Brown on the line to win his heat in 54.34 seconds and finished second overall with Brown being time in 54.53 seconds for third overall. Sherwayne Campbell, also from Kingston College rounded out the top four after he won his heat in 54.89 seconds.last_img

UEFA insists no talks on Champions League final in New York

first_imgUEFA is set to decide next year where to stage its marquee club game in 2021.This week, the chief executive of Spanish Champions League rights holder Mediapro told a radio station that UEFA is “investigating the feasibility” of a Champions League final in New York. Mediapro holds the rights through 2021.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHowever, Ceferin says: “UEFA has no plans to stage the Champions League final outside Europe.”In a 2016 interview with The Associated Press, Ceferin said it “might be an idea in future.” View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Luka Modric holds his UEFA Men’s Player of the Year trophy as he stands next to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin during the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)NYON, Switzerland — UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has denied reports in Spain of ongoing talks to play the 2021 Champions League final in New York.Ceferin says in a statement: “This idea is currently not being discussed at all.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Rebound victories The Spanish league wants to start playing one game a year in the United States.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img

Finn Church Aid Helps Revitalize Poultry Production in Liberia

first_imgFinn Church Aid, an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has established chicken farms with local partner organizations in Margibi and Grand Cape Mount Counties to empower local people, mainly vulnerable women,. The aim is to raise income for the support of their families.The communication specialist of Finn Church Aid, Ulla Tarkka, made the disclosure to the Daily Observer Newspaper over the weekend.Creating local egg production is crucial for the independence of Liberian agricultural production. So far the supply of eggs is highly dependent on imports.According to Tarkka, the poultry program is being managed by a local NGO called Project New Outlook (PNO) in the two counties mentioned.She disclosed that the poultry project started in Margibi, with Finn Church Aid later deciding to extend it to other parts of the country, particularly in Grand Cape Mount County.“PNO provides small producers with the chickens and their feed. The organization supports the egg producing communities with training, materials and channels to the market,” she revealed.According to her, egg production of Finn Church Aid, piloted with PNO, has become a success story.“Now, the same concept is being used in many projects both in Liberia and other countries. The Sustainable Livelihood Promoters Program (SLPP) is running a similar program of Finn Church Aid in Vonzua, Grand Cape Mount. Beneficiaries get training not only in taking care of the hens, but also in how to make a sustainable livelihood out of it. After training they can become independent egg producers. Egg production is very time-efficient. Feeding the chickens takes less than half an hour of each day. That makes it possible to combine poultry management with vegetable farming,” she said explaining the objective of the project.Ms. Tarkka said that the results of the project over the last five years have shown that many single mothers generated more money through the production of eggs to support their families. “Egg production means a significant increase in the level of income for women who live in rural settings. Every small-scale egg producer now earns 35–50 US dollars per month. For these women selected to the program, that money really does make a difference,” she concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

It’s better to call a spade a spade

first_imgDear Editor,The media on Match 13 carried two letters side by side; one was forthright in its description of the public servants whose incompetence, aptly described as “asleep at the wheel” resulted in Guyana losing ‘a significant part of the export basket of fishing products to the US; the other was a long dilation on management theories using sophisticated language (typical of Churchill calling a spade an agricultural instrument) to describe the various stages of managerial action/inaction in the public service which lead to success or failure in spite of the massive inputs of training provided to the public servants by high-powered local and international training providers. It is patently obvious from the latter that the public service is bogged down by its own indulgence in ‘splitting hairs’ over the meanings and application of various aspects of public policy with an over-kill on ‘strategizing’ (whatever that omnibus term may mean!) rather than focusing on effective, timely implementation and service delivery.What I think was even more surprising/disappointing was the notation that public policy analysis is designed “to teach government officials and public servants to read critically; think analytically and write concisely in all sectors”. I was always under the impression that these basic competencies were necessary pre-requisites for entry into the service. If scarce resources must be devoted to providing public servants with these basic skills and competencies, then one has to question the initial selection criteria and decision-making on selection for entry into the service.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img

Peruvian devoted to craft

first_imgLANCASTER – Peruvian artist Claudio Jimenez Quispe will exhibit his collection of handcrafted retablos beginning Monday at Antelope Valley College’s Art Gallery. Retablos, derived from the Latin term retro tabula or “behind the altar,” refers to devotional images typically placed behind an altar or table. Deeply rooted in Spanish colonial history, the folk art originated with painted, sculpted or carved religious images. The Peruvian version of retablo incorporates detailed, three-dimensional scenes in a shadow box and can include religious scenes or depictions of daily life. Jimenez sculpts figures in the scenes from cooked potatoes and paste. Coinciding with the exhibition, a documentary film featuring Jimenez, “Against the Grain” by Ann Kaneko, will be shown at the Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival, on May 4-6. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. For information, call the gallery at (661) 722-6300, Ext. 6215.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The exhibit, on display through May 5, represents a new twist for the art gallery in that Jimenez will actually be on site throughout most of the exhibition creating retablos and providing demonstrations. His work will be available for purchase. A gallery reception for the artist will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Jimenez comes from a family of retablos makers or retablistas. He learned the trade from his father, Florentino Jimenez Toma, while living in the tiny village of Ayacucho and speaking Quechua, the language of the Inca people. In the 1980s, he and his family fled to Lima, Peru, to avoid the violent insurgency that plagued many of the Andean villages. Jimenez, his wife and children continue to design and build retablos, with the work being exhibited around the world. In 2006, the Spanish Embassy recognized Jimenez as the most outstanding retablo artist in Peru. last_img

Atletico Madrid sign former Manchester City defender

first_img Stefan Savic Atletico Madrid have signed former Manchester City defender Stefan Savic from Fiorentina.The Italian side revealed last month that they would let the centre-back move on if their £10m valuation was met and Madrid appear to have satisfied the Serie A side’s demands.Savic’s situation in Florence was being monitored by Manchester United and Liverpool but it’s Diego Simeone’s side who have sealed the deal for the classy defender.“I’m really happy as I’m joining a great club,” the 24-year-old said. “I’m delighted to be here.“I’m really looking forward to joining Atletico. Diego Simeone is the best coach in the world and I’m happy to work with him.“I hope to speak to him soon and see what he expects of me.”Atletico midfielder Mario Suarez is expected move the opposite way as part of the deal. 1last_img

Trial begins of man charged with indecently assaulting teen

first_imgA man has gone on trial charged with indecently assaulting a young boy in West Donegal.The man, who cannot be named, denies six charges of indecent assault put to him at a special sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court today. The man, who is in his 70s, spoke only to say “not guilty” to each charge read to him.The court was told the alleged incidents happened between 1989 and 1990.A jury has been sworn in for the trial which could take four days.Trial begins of man charged with indecently assaulting teen was last modified: February 28th, 2017 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:courtdonegalINDECENT ASSAULTtriallast_img

ST ERNAN’S NATIONAL SCHOOL 5K DETAILS ANNOUNCED

first_imgSt. Ernan’s National School Ballintra are hosting a 5K Fun Run and Walk on Sunday the 8th of June.Start time will be 2pm from the school building with registration starting at noon.Professional athletics clubs will be in attendance and numerous cash prizes will be handed out on the day. The proceeds are in aid of the school and your support will be greatly appreciated.Entry fee is €10; or €20 per family. ST ERNAN’S NATIONAL SCHOOL 5K DETAILS ANNOUNCED was last modified: May 30th, 2014 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:5kBallintraSt Ernan’s National Schoollast_img

The fascinating stats behind England’s World Cup campaign

first_imgEngland have one more game at these World Cup finals when they take on Belgium in the third place play-off on Saturday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 3pm. Kieran Trippier stands out as England’s most creative player, while Maguire comes third 5 But how do the stats look for England’s World Cup?Below you can see the numbers behind the Three Lions’ campaign, courtesy of The Sun including a stat that suggests why Harry Maguire was more of a threat going forward than Harry Kane. 5 Maguire had more touches in the opposition box than the tournament’s top scorer! England’s 2018 World Cup dream died after succumbing to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Croatia in their semi-final clash last night.It was a heartbreaking defeat but pride in the national team has been well and truly restored with Gareth Southgate’s men making it further than many could have imagined. 5 5 England were much better starters in Russia 5 But they became more vulnerable at the back as the games wore on The England players applaud their fans after their World Cup campaign came to an end last_img

Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko completes loan switch to AC Milan

first_img targets Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has joined AC Milan on loan until the end of the season.The France international moved to Stamford Bridge from Monaco for a reported £40million fee but had a sub-standard first season in the Premier League. Bakayoko has the option to make the move to AC Milan permanent next summer “Tiemoue Bakayoko has moved to AC Milan on a season-long loan,” Chelsea said in a statement.“The French midfielder made 43 appearances for the Blues last season after joining from Monaco. He scored three goals and helped us win the FA Cup final, playing the full 90 minutes as we beat Manchester United at Wembley.“The 23-year-old now makes the temporary switch to the Serie A side, who are managed by Gennaro Gattuso and are competing in the Europa League this season.”Chelsea, who appointed Maurizio Sarri as Antonio Conte’s replacement in July, have signed midfielders Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic this summer from Napoli and Real Madrid respectively. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets Milan added on their official website: “The 23-year-old joins the club on a loan deal with an option to make the move permanent.”Milan said Bakayoko will be officially presented to the media on Friday.Bakayoko progressed through Rennes’ academy and, less than a year after making his Ligue 1 debut for the club, was signed by Monaco for a reported £7m in July 2014.center_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on 1 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest Transfer News last_img