Clarke goal nets win for Whitmore’s St James

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Neil Clarke scored the only goal in an ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup inter-zone football match that deserved a few more to lift St James High to a scintillating 1-0 victory at the expense of The Mannings School in the second match of a Jarrett Park triple-header yesterday.In the first game, Petersfield High defeated Herbert Morrison Technical 3-0 in Zone Two and moved their tally to four points after two rounds.Clarke took his chance with calm in the 47th minute, enhancing his team’s shot at advancing to the next round. The win lifted them atop Zone One on six points, two more than second-place Frome Technical.Frome dispatched Spot Valley 3-0 at Frome Sports Complex.At Jarrett Park, Clarke was exceptional and Manning’s defenders were left searching for a way to stop his mesmerising dribbles. He was not alone, however, as his strike partners, Radcliff Dawkins and Ronaldo McLeish, were also brilliant once again for the Theodore Whitmore-coached team.”I thought we should have scored another two or more goals, but so it is with us this season. We are not putting away the number of chances we have been creating, but we keep on winning and that is the great thing about it,” said Whitmore.He told The Sunday Gleaner his team is building for the Super Cup and hopes they will continue improving.Mannings, though defeated, were not embarrassed. They had their moments, but poor execution in front of the goal proved their downfall.Tafari Cunningham should have, at least, hit the target with his effort midway the first half and, had he scored, perhaps it would have given the contest a different flavour.They remain on a single point following yesterday’s defeat, but will want to end on a good note when they next tackle Spot Valley, who will be playing for pride come Tuesday at 2 p.m., also at Jarrett Park.Meanwhile, defending champions Clarendon College tagged Lennon High 2-0 at Kirkvine, recording their second straight win in this round of the competition to jump into the lead in Zone Four with maximum six points.St Elizabeth Technical High School took control of Zone Three with a 3-0 drubbing of Lennon High at their Santa Cruz base to notch their sixth point of the round.last_img read more

Croatia gears up to give heroes’ welcome to World Cup team

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Pacquiao arrives home after WBA title conquest 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Waving Croatian flags and dressed in national red-and-white colors, many have arrived at the square hours ahead of the planned ceremony.Croatia soccer fans shout chants and cheer as they watch a television broadcast of the Russia 2018 World Cup match between France and Croatia in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)The small country of 4 million people has been gripped in euphoria since its team beat England to reach its first World Cup final, where Croatia lost 4-2 to France.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Croatia’s state railway company has halved ticket prices so fans could travel to Zagreb, while city authorities in the capital say public transportation is free on Monday.State TV has urged citizens to come out and enjoy “the historic moment” of the players’ return, while other media have described the players as “our heroes.”center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments Croatian players celebrate after Croatia’s Ivan Perisic scored his side’s opening goal during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)ZAGREB, Croatia — Fans are pouring in from throughout the country as Croatia gears up to give a heroes’ welcome on Monday to the national team despite its loss to France in the World Cup final.Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the celebrations at the central square in the capital Zagreb after the players fly in from Russia.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

Inspiring New Talent, Telling Our Story

first_imgThe winners of the 2014 Liberia Movie Union Inter High School Drama Competition has finally concluded, leaving three high schools victorious out of the 12 schools that partook in the competition.Kadiatu Kaba Kamara, vice president of the Liberia Movie Union stated during the finals her reason for initiating such a sensational event.“We initiated the entire program last year, it was a success and we thought that students were happy about the program.  The union thinks it’s something to keep the children from the streets. Its something fun and well educative,” she said.Furthermore, Mrs. Kamara also explained the content of the program to LIB LIFE and how the winners would be selected.“Today we are celebrating the finals of a program we initiated last year for the inter high school drama competition. Schools compete through drama while portrayingthe ills of our society and also dramatize our culture and stuff like that. We started with 12 schools and only five are left in the race today. There will be a competition between the five schools that will be performing drama. After the competition, the judges will decide on three of the best schools. And the schools will be given compensation or a token for participating.”Five schools including B.W Harris, Revelations S.D.A., Christ The King, Len Miller High School and Isaac A. Davis each had a opportunity to show what they had by portraying some very serious issues including child abuse, illiteracy, domestic abuse and child abandonment.One young man, Elam King, who won best actor and director during last years competition felt very confident that he would walk home with the title once again.“My school, Len Miller High, is in the competition. My former school, Susan Berry High School, won last year but is no longer participating in this competition. I won best actor and director of the year, and my school won as well. Today, I aim to take it for the second time; it’s part of me already,” stated the talented young director.Kamara feels that activities like these can help the film industry scout new talent in acting, directing, as well as design.“We are talking with producers and Liberian TV stations to show some of these dramas to show that our students who are citizens have this potential and talent in them. We need to see these dramas instead of looking at foreign movies. Let it be the content on our own television stations where we see our own people portraying what we are,” she insists.The competition is said to be sponsored solely by the Movie union and well-wishers who hope to see more of its kind. Kamara also hopes that a future will come out of such a program.“We are hoping that this will go on to fill more than just an auditorium. It will go to national television level and, if possible, we can even do it in the sub-region. But for now, we’re hoping that it will go to the national level, throughout the counties.”Meanwhile, three schools were announced as winners after an intense, interesting and fair performance.  Christ The King came in the third place, Len Miller High School as second place and Revelations S.D.A. took the title.  Elam, who expected to win but came third place instead, told LIB Life with the confidence of a winner: “In everything I do, I always try to out-do myself.  I expected to win because of my story line, my articulation, stage performance and body language. I came in third place instead. I really feel good when it comes to movies and in am love with making movies. But there’s no sponsor or support. I feel good because if I lose it gives me more inspiration to do better.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PPP lambasts Govt for broken promise

first_img– as New Year breaks without Police Service CommissionBack in 2017, President David Granger had assured that by year end, the Police Service Commission would be reconstituted. This however, has not happened and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is expressing concerns over the commission being in limbo.Former Home Affairs Minister Clement RoheeDuring the PPP’s end of year press conference, the Opposition’s point man on security, Clement Rohee, took the Government to task for its unfulfilled promise. According to Rohee, the fact that no consultative process has commenced to identify persons for the Commission is significant.“The President, making a reckless statement, pronounced that he will ensure that by the end of 2017 (December 31), he will have in place a new Police Service Commission. This, of course, is virtually impossible given the consultative process that has to be conducted in order for members of the Commission to be identified to serve,” Rohee said.“As a result of the absence of a Police Service Commission, there’s not likely to be any (senior) promotions, which is traditional at the end of each year. So promotions will be absent from the leadership of the Police Force at the end of 2017. In addition, President Granger had announced that the one-month bonus would not be granted to members of the disciplined forces once again.”With that in mind, the former Home Affairs Minister classified the pledge to reconstitute the Commission as just another empty promise. With effect from the last day of the year 2017, 204 junior Police ranks were promoted. No one above the rank of Sergeant was promoted.The life of previous Commission came to an end in September 2017The Police Service Commission is tasked with promotions of officers above the rank. It also handles disciplinary matters for officers. The life of the previous Commission ended in September. Last year, the previous Commission had prepared a list of senior officers to promote; that is, until directives were given by Granger to halt the promotions.In August, former PSC Chairman Omesh Satyanand had made known that after a meeting with the other commissioners it was decided that they were going to adhere to the order to halt all promotions until further notice.Even the Chairman had expressed concern that halting the entire promotion process would be a blow to senior officers. He had noted that these officers have invested time and energy in building a career at the Guyana Police Force and were expecting their just reward.But noting that this was the first time a sitting President had issued such a directive to the Commission, he had called for some clarity and justification as to the circumstances that led to making such a decision.A perusal of the PSC’s list would show that among those who were scheduled to be promoted were several senior officers who were hauled before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into an assassination plot against President David Granger.Some of the chosen ones included Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifton Hicken. He was tipped to be promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Police, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum had been lined up for Assistant Commissioner.Head of Special Branch, Brian Eastman, was also listed to become a Senior Superintendent of Police, while Head of Major Crimes, Assistant Superintendent Mitchell Caesar had been recommended for Deputy Superintendent.Over the course of the CoI, a number of officers were summoned and even upbraided for their work during the investigation. Besides the senior officers, junior officers were also criticised by Assistant Commissioner Paul Slowe, who was appointed by the President.While the President had justified this move by saying that concerns were expressed about the officers, a court ruling had declared that the intervention was unconstitutional. In the November 22 court ruling on halting the promotion list, the Chief Justice (acting) established that the President did breach the Constitution when he issued a directive to halt promotions.last_img read more

“Don’t make Town Clerk the only subject of City Hall CoI” – Gaskin

first_img…says culture of mismanagement started with past, present MayorsNow that the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the spending at City Hall is in its third week, there have been numerous testimonies submitted to the Commission already, most of which are complaints made out against embattled Town Clerk Royston King.But outspoken economist and former Presidential Advisor, Ramon Gaskin, says that while “he is the main man” in the controversy that is taking place at City Hall, based on his “privileged position,” he should not be the only subject to be put inRamon Gaskinthe spotlight.Gaskin argued that the culture of mismanagement and unaccountability at City Hall started over 20 years ago and never stopped, only getting worse. He said it began under the leadership of former Mayor Hamilton Green and continued with Patricia Chase Green.“These two people should not be forgotten. Royston King is a product of Hamilton Green and Chase Green too,” he said, explaining that even while King would have more direct responsibility, City Hall is run by a Council where most decisions are made.“The culture developed over the years, there has to do with corruption and incompetence. The so-called elected Councils are a useless group as well, and the corrupt group of managers, when you have those two… nothing good could come out of it.”Gaskin is not confident that the upcoming Local Government Election (LGE) will bring any changes to the way things are done at City Hall. He is hopeful however that the CoI will look at all the matters and make suitable recommendations forCurrent MayorPatricia Chase Greensome changes.In 2012, the economist conducted an audit at the Georgetown municipality; and, in some instances, recommendations were made for criminal charges to be pressed against those culpable of several financial improprieties that were uncovered.Gaskin is expected to provide the evidence to substantiate his recommendations based on that audit to the CoI soon. He explained that he had produced and delivered three comprehensive reports to the then Government which had ordered a CoI.At the public hearings, which commenced on September 24, it was revealed that a plot of riverfront land, reportedly not the property of City Hall was leased to a shipping company by King since April 5, 2016, at the cost of $625,000 per year.It was also heard that the Town Clerk allegedly collected monies from nine specific drivers of the Route 44 (Industry) route. The drivers paid a rental of $3000 from each of the drivers to occupy a stretch of the roadway that spans from the Avenue of the Republic to Hinck Street. Consequently, some 45 drivers are left to fend forTown Clerk Royston Kingthemselves as the area remains occupied by the said drivers.Only recently, it was also reported by sections of the media that King also purchased a property located at Happy Acres, East Coast Demerara, for $30 million. This was confirmed by his Attorney Andrew Pollard to be true.The hearings are expected to conclude on October 31. The necessary actions will be taken by the Commission after conclusions are drawn from the Inquiry.Over the years, City Hall has complained about lack of funds, which is a mere contradiction to its excessive spending. Concerns were raised over this issue, andFormer Mayor Hamilton Greenit was noted that while the building is in need of repairs, millions of dollars have been squandered excessively.King has been sent on leave pending the outcome of this CoI. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

Moose runs through School District office in Fort St. John

first_imgIf you have any information to share about this story, including any pictures or video, email FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – According to posts on social media, a moose ran through the School District 60 office late Wednesday.Just before 5 p.m., the Moose smashed through the front door of the School District Office on 105 avenue in Fort St. John.Today a moose decided it was not too cool for school and broke its way in and out of a Ft. St. John School District office. Why we are not sure. Unfortunately the moose had not learned how to open doors prior. The moose was located and determined to be fine all things considered.— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) September 12, 2019- Advertisement -The moose went through the board office before being lead out another door before running up 100 street.The moose was last seen on 110 avenue.  Police and Conservation Officers told eyewitnesses the animal had been hurt.  Police and Conservation Officers were able to get the moose to leave the area by 110 avenue, but it is unclear if the animal is still in town or the extent of the injuries.Advertisementlast_img read more

Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils fans react to deadline day

first_img The most likely activity this transfer deadline day at the Theatre of Dreams looks to be those on the way out. Manchester United have had a quiet January transfer window, in contrast to the £150m overhaul at Old Trafford in the summer.Boss Louis van Gaal has been linked with a host of players including: Kevin Strootman, Mats Hummels, Marquinhos and Nathaniel Clyne, but little has materialised.The most likely activity this transfer deadline day at the Theatre of Dreams looks to be those on the way out.Crystal Palace is have made Wilfried Zaha’s return to Selhurst Park permanent, Darren Fletcher is linked with West Brom after his move to West Ham collapsed, while Brazilian midfielder Anderson is back in his native Brazil ahead of a move to Internacional.What do United fans think of United’s January window? See some of the reaction here…Keep up to date with all the latest transfer rumours with the talkSPORT live blog.United fans, what do you make of the club’s January transfer window? Comment below… 1last_img read more

Vision for Santa Clarita proves to be 20/20 as city turns 20

first_imgAnd the city stepped into the middle of the debate between developers and slow-growth advocates, recognizing that Santa Clarita would grow but requiring builders to provide amenities such as roads and parkland. Plans for the coming years include replacing the tiny county branch library in Newhall with a much larger landmark facility to help anchor a redevelopment area. A major highway, the Cross Valley Connector, will be completed to alleviate traffic congestion on other thoroughfares. More wilderness will be purchased for preservation under a recently approved assessment with the goal of completing a greenbelt around the city; a major expansion of the Valencia mall is planned; and a city-owned, privately run sports complex with replica Major League Baseball ball fields is on the table. There’s also a push by some city officials to annex outlying territories – land that was vacant 20 years ago but is now covered by homes and shops served by a county government 40 miles away. Critics see a land grab, while proponents say the city has a proven track record of improved services and responsive government. Dave Bossert is president of the West Ranch Town Council, a quasi-official body that advises the county regarding issues in the communities west of Santa Clarita. He is one of the city’s most vocal critics, frequently blogging his dissatisfaction on his personal Web site. But even he admires much of the work local government has accomplished in its first two decades. “I’ve seen remarkable changes happen, a lot of them very good,” said Bossert, who moved to the area in 1980. “It’s an unfinished canvas, is how I look at it. “With any organization or government entity, a 20th anniversary is a milestone. It’s a good time to reflect on accomplishments and to look at what one can do better.” His biggest issue with the city is its aggressive effort to annex communities to the west. “I think there’s a question mark, and that is, how big is too big,” he said. “How big could the city grow? At what point does it become an unwieldy entity?” Pulskamp said the city would like to see the entire Santa Clarita Valley under one local government. It’s essentially one community, he said, with common interests and goals that can best be achieved by unity. “There’s always going to be critics,” Pulskamp said. “My tendency is not to look at what individuals say, but what they say collectively. Petitions speak loudly. I put a lot more credence in that than in one person who has a Web site. “The other thing is, I’m a little suspicious of people always against stuff and never for stuff.” Santa Clarita operates on a $159million budget. Unlike cities of similar size, it contracts with Los Angeles County for law enforcement and fire services rather than establishing its own departments. More than 175,000 live in 52 square miles encompassing the communities of Newhall, Saugus, Valencia and Canyon Country. The city first incorporated 43 square miles and has annexed several neighborhoods over the years. The community is largely white, but it has been growing more diverse the past several years. The median household income is $91,400, while the average home price in this weak market is about $555,000. For Pulskamp, the city is all about building a quality place to live. And he looks back with pride. “I remember right at the beginning, we planted 1,000 trees – to me, that’s a lot of trees, but no, in a city this size, 1,000 trees was nothing. So we planted more, and now they’re 20 years old, and you can see the difference.” While adding trees, the city eliminated pole signs from the landscape and worked to shift utility lines underground. “All those things make a difference,” Pulskamp said. “Sometimes the best (indication of) how far we’ve come is when you go somewhere else. If you’re south of here, you see so many things that would never happen here – boarded-up buildings, broken curbs, graffiti, trees not trimmed, weeds in the right-of-way. “Those all seem like minor things, but they make a huge difference.” 661-257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For City Manager Ken Pulskamp, it’s the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, Central Park, the Sports Complex and the city’s commercial zone, as well as the flier ordinance that keeps litter from landing in parking lots and beyond. “You see the median in front of Kmart?” Pulskamp said. “Remember right when the city formed? There was Astroturf there, and on a windy day, it would go `wap, wap, wap.”‘ Cityhood, which voters overwhelmingly approved in California’s largest-ever incorporation drive, so far has brought 18 parks; preserved 3,300acres of wilderness; added 32miles of trails; increased law enforcement; and built roadways, a library, a healthy business base, a lively Town Center retail district and artfully landscaped highway medians. That doesn’t mean there haven’t been bumps along the way. Criticism came early when City Hall invited hairdressers across Santa Clarita to lunch to talk about their customers’ concerns – a play on the iconic advertising slogan “Only her hairdresser knows for sure.” SANTA CLARITA – As hundreds left the recent State of the City gala celebrating Santa Clarita’s 20th anniversary, they found carwash ads stuck on their windshields. Twenty-one years ago, that would have been legal. Among the ordinances passed during the city’s first two decades is one banning commercial advertising on windshields. Another prohibits the county animal shelter from selling for research the strays picked up within city limits. Established Dec. 15, 1987, Santa Clarita was teased early on for its quirky ways, but community leaders beam with pride these days as they tout the city’s accomplishments. last_img

Job Vacancies: Bar staff required for traditional Donegal pub

first_imgA very busy, family-run, traditional pub outside Donegal Town requires bar staff to join their team.The position is part-time one with weekend hours.The ideal candidate will: * Have at least 1-2 years experience in a similar role is preferred but not essential* The ability to engage well with guests to provide an outstanding and unforgettable experience* A proactive attitude and attention to detail* Be able to multi-task and work well under pressure* Be a team player; cooperative and supportive to colleagues* Have the ability to lift 10 kilo boxes and stand for an 8-hour shift* Comfortable working a shift alone* Must be willing to work flexible hours including nights and weekends* Is over 18 with up-to-date and readily verifiable referencesKey duties inlcude:* Taking drink/food orders and serving guests* Preparing basic food orders: sandwiches, soup, scones etc.* Follow checklists in terms of cleaning in all areas of the pub including customers areas, kitchen, bar, toilets, storage areas, laundry, etc*Restock and replenish bar inventory and supplies* Comply with all food and beverage regulations* Take payments via our Point-of-Sale system* Ensure clean glasses, bar equipment and working areasYou’ll Get: * On-shift meal + teas/coffees* Easy-going and friendly working environment* Fantastic co-workers* Friendly localsIf you think this is the role for you and you fulfil the required criteria, please email your letter and CV to and quote the reference Donegal Town bar staff in your email.Job Vacancies: Bar staff required for traditional Donegal pub was last modified: September 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Bar StaffDonegal TownJob Vacancyjobspart-time jobpublast_img read more

Jolie, Pitt offer $300K thanks

first_img Cage to remake 1999 thriller Nicolas Cage will star in the Hollywood remake of the 1999 Hong Kong gangster thriller “Bangkok Dangerous,” according to a published report. Twin brothers Oxide and Danny Pang will direct the remake of their movie and start shooting in Bangkok in August, The South China Morning Post reported Sunday. The brothers will inject new elements into the remake and may also cast Thai, South Korean and Hong Kong actors. The Post quoted Danny Pang as saying Cage’s character will speak, unlike the mute assassin in the original. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt celebrated their daughter’s birth in Namibia by donating $300,000 to help other babies in the impoverished southern Africa nation. Jolie gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt at the Welwitschia Clinic in Walvis Bay on Saturday. Mother and baby were both healthy and doing very well Monday, said Samuel Nuuyoma, governor of the Namibian region of Erongo. Jolie and Pitt had come to Namibia before the birth to avoid the media, and the government went to extraordinary lengths to accommodate their desire for privacy. – Associated Press AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Paris to blend reggae, hip-hop Paris Hilton says her upcoming album will be a mix of reggae, pop and hip-hop, with the first single being a reggae song called “Stars Are Blind.” Hilton also will remake Rod Stewart’s “Do You Think I’m Sexy,” she said in an interview in the June issue of Hong Kong magazine Prestige. Hilton said she wrote the lyrics to seven of her songs. The magazine didn’t say how many songs are on the album. – Associated Press last_img read more