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Netball Ja to expand local leagues, attract more coaches

first_imgPresident of the Netball Jamaica (NJ) Dr Paula Daley-Morris says her association is planning to expand their local leagues in order to attract a lot more coaches to the game.”In order to broaden the base of coaches that we have, we are going islandwide with the leagues,” said Daley-Morris.”Most of these coaches that we have come out of either the schoolgirl leagues or the club leagues that we run in Kingston and St Andrew, but with the all-island leagues, we will get to see all the talents and we will get to provide resources to all the parishes,” she said.Daley-Morris added that NJ will be conducting a Level One coaching certification next month at the University of Technology, in order to get a lot more local coaches qualified.DIFFICULTY TRAVELLING”We have been running this level one course, but people are having a difficulty travelling from the fast west of the island to come and do these courses,” said the netball boss.”So when we centralise and have our leagues out there, it means that we can centralise the coaching courses that we are running that people can have access to it,” Daley-Morris.She noted that her association is also planning to train more umpires and get more netball officials certified, which will help to improve the standard of the game.”We are looking to train far more people in terms of not only coaching but umpiring and other areas of officiating,” Daley-Morris added.last_img read more

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Dejdamrong back on track, submits Indian foe in ONE: Heart of Lion

first_imgThai legend Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke finishes Himanshu Kaushik with a perfect rear naked choke at 4:45 of Round 2! #WeAreONE #HeartOfTheLion #Singapore #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/lt71UVnNEF— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) November 9, 2018SINGAPORE — Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, the inaugural ONE strawwweight champion, got back on track after stopping Himanshu Kaushik in the second round Friday in the preliminary fights as part of the ONE: Heart of the Lion card at Singapore Indoor Stadium here.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 ChrissDejdamrong submitted Kaushik with a rear-naked choke for his first victory in three fights.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The 39-year-old Dejdamrong dropped his previous two fights against Jeremy Miado and Riku Shibuya. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Grappling wizard Garry Tonon locks in a tight guillotine to force the tap from Sung Jong Lee at 2:04 of Round 2! @Garry_Tonon #WeAreONE #HeartOfTheLion #Singapore #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/4E3T3MKKkY— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) November 9, 2018American Garry Tonon also emerged victorious after forcing Sung Jong Lee to tap out via guillotine choke in the second round.In a Muay Thai Super Series battle, Muangthai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym beat Panicos Yusuf by unanimous decision.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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE: Heart of Lion kicks off with quick wins from Engelen, Xielast_img read more

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UG social work class honoured for domestic violence advocacy

first_imgThe University of Guyana’s class of 2014-2016 Social Work diploma students was honoured for their role toDemonstrating Leadership: From left, Shelisa Camacho-Khan, Kimberly Conway, Shanice Edwards, Jonmal Johnson, Barbara Thomas-Holder (Lecturer), Nickesha Bacchuseradicate social ills in the society. They received an award at the first ever Guyana Social Work Practitioners and Educators Conference, held Thursday and Friday at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre at Liliendaal, Georgetown.The social work students were awarded for “demonstrating leadership in advocating for the eradication of social ills within the Guyanese society.”According to the media release, the award followed a walkathon and rally against domestic violence held on June 25. The walkathon’s PRO Anil Persaud had explained that the event was timely, given the prevalence of domestic violence throughout the country.“Some of us may not know much about the issue and it’s complexities but what we all do know is that domestic violence is unacceptable and it must end if we are to see the brighter future everyone dreams of,” he had noted.The walkathon was held under the theme, “Stop Domestic Violence: Preserve the family and Humanity.” And the initiative was executed in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry and included the support of NAMILCO (National Milling Company), St Joseph Mercy Hospital and the Civil Defence Commission.last_img read more

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Linden Town Week 2016 officially opens

first_img– Miss LTW Pageant notably absent from calendarlA section of the gathering at LTW openinginden Mayor Carwyn Holland on Sunday declared the 20th year of the Linden Town Week (LTW) celebrations officially opened, signalling the commencement of 10 days of culture, sport and fete. This year, the annual event which celebrates the birth of the town is being hosted by Vybz Entertainment Inc once again, under the theme “Reflection, resilience, rediscover Linden. Celebrating who we are.” A church service followed by a march pass along Republic Avenue, Linden, were a prelude to the official opening held at the Linden-Georgetown minibus park.A number of melodic performances by local artistes as well as dance and an award segment set the stage for the 10 days of celebrations.In his presentation before a packed audience, Holland underscored the importance of Linden as a town, promising that it “will be made great again”. This year, Linden is also celebrating 46 years as a town and 100 years of bauxite mining.“As we launch this year’s Linden Town Week celebration, I look forward to rich, cultural presentations that remind us of our heritage and inspire our youths to become involved in the arts. This year’s celebration must be more than just an opportunity to frolic. It should represent the heart and the mind of the people of Linden. It should showcase the wealth of our resources we possess and entice investors to invest,” the Mayor said.He added that Linden Town Week is an ideal time to demonstrate the human and natural resources of the town because the season for accelerated income generation in the resources rich town is now.“Linden Town Week, when come and gone, should leave a trail of development. Something must be seen as evidence of success, of this sports, culture and entertainment tourism package… If this is not seen afterwards, then I encourage a re-think and a remodel of Town Week to achieve same”, Holland said.Chairman of Vybz Entertainment Inc Devin Sears said the LTW event has grown and underwent many changes over the years, developing from the idea of Linden Town Day, which was first crafted by Lindener Norvel Fredericks 20 years ago. He said Fredericks had a dream then, of showcasing everything that Linden has to offer.Noting that this is the second year Vybz Entertainment has the LTW franchise, Sears noted that there are numerous challenges, however it is a time for reflecting on how far the event has come and where it is headed. Young people, he said, are one of the primary focuses this year, as he outlined numerous activities planned to ensure their participation.“Linden Town Week is an opportunity for us to showcase what we have to offer, primarily through tourism… Linden Town Week 2016 offers a lot to our young people. Vybz Entertainment along with other promoters, have collaborated to bring you the Skip to My Lou competition… debating competition, we have Spelling B.A new feature has been added – the high school singing competition hosted by Code Red Records, has seen nine finalists…The future of Linden lies in our young people. We have to ensure that the talent they have is nurtured”.Senior citizens will not be left out this year, noted Sears who said the annual senior citizens receptions will be held. The event will also see karaoke competitions as well as the usual concept parties. Due to lack of sponsorship however, Sears said for the first time, there will be no Miss LTW pageant as is customary, however, the organisers will look at the possibility of hosting the event sometime later this year. The ‘Miss Big and Bold’ pageant will be hosted, nevertheless.“We’ve decided to shift it, in ensuring that quality of the Miss Linden Town Week remains, we had to shift it, but it will be coming before the end of this year so that Linden can enjoy, once again, having a queen that will reign for one year,” he assured.Sears said plans for next year’s activity will commence soon after the hosting of this year’s event, as organisers seek to promote Linden as a tourist destination.The 10 days of activities will also be marked by local exhibitions, village day showcases, and numerous entertainment activities.last_img read more

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MOH Urged to Include LIP in Immunization Campaign

first_imgThe board chairperson of the Liberia Immunization Platform (LIP), George Stewart, has called on the Ministry of Health (MOH) to consider as critical the inclusion of LIP in the nationwide immunization program.  Mr. Stewart yesterday told a mini press conference in Monrovia that LIP played host to 36 civil society organizations in the 15 counties.Besides, he explained that LIP is a fully fledged and accredited civil society organization that specializes in immunization.He claimed that the MOH,  without any consultation with health partners, has dedicated all immunization programs to the Health Ministry.Stewart further intimated that LIP is structured to take on all kinds of community mobilization campaigns anywhere in the country.“The weaknesses and failures of our health system have brought a serious community confidence crisis that is confronting the entire health sector,” Mr. Stewart asserted.To regain public confidence in the health service delivery system, the MOH needs not play a stand-alone game, he stressed.Chairman Stewart argued that besides WHO and UNICEF, the government needs grassroots civil society organizations to help get the job done.He contended that the MOH had confirmed 490 suspected cases of measles in the country. “From our experience with Ebola, this outbreak cannot be resolved solely by the MOH with its weak delivery system,” Mr. Stewart noted.  According to him, one of the lessons learnt from the Ebola crisis is working with civil society organizations to bring the expected relief. “We received WHO response concerning LIP’s inclusion in the immunization program in Liberia,” Mr. Stewart asserted.  He added that LIP supported the participation of its staff and representation of its board of directors at the MOH and the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) strategic planning.  LIP exists to partner with the Government and partners in the best interest of the country, he added.Chairman Stewart explained that any act against a wholesome vaccine program in Liberia stands against LIP and therefore LIP also stands against it.He said the MOH has received huge support from the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) and one of GAVI’s interests is for non-governmental institutions to form a part.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Leguan Cottage Hospital without doctor for almost 1 week

first_imgThe Leguan Cottage Hospital has been without a doctor for the past week and according to residents, they are forced to travel to the Leonora Cottage Hospital or the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) to access basic health care. One resident, Hans Buer, said there were two residential doctors at the Hospital, and one requested and was granted a transfer while the other remained on the island. However, for almost a week the institution has been without a doctor.“Patients now have to go to the mainland for treatment. It is well known that Leguan doesn’t have a reliable ferry service to Parika. How the patients will reach now to a hospital on the mainland in time? The promised better health care for patients doesn’t reach Leguan,” Buer said in a social media post.When Guyana Times visited the island on Saturday, residents said the Hospital usually has no problems apart from the issue of the doctor being absent. They related that they would be able to access emergency services and medication, but would have to travel to WDRH or Georgetown Public Hospital for specialised treatment.When contacted, Regional Health Officer of Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Dr Ravendra Dudhnath told this publication that doctors were supposed to be stationed at the , adding that as far as he was aware, there were currently doctors in Leguan.However, he declined to give any additional information as it relates to the number of doctors and directed all further questions to the Public Health Ministry.Meanwhile, Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings told this newspaper that she was unaware of such an issue at the Leguan Cottage Hospital, and promised to have the incident investigated. Several calls to the Minister for a follow-up on the issue went unanswered.Another issue raised by the residents was the absence of the X-ray facility despite a building being constructed and an X-ray machine procured. The X-ray department at the Hospital was expected to be fully functional before the end of 2017, but is yet to be functional.last_img read more

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State to pay over $21M to mother of man killed by Police

first_img…police actions “negligent and callous” – JudgeMore than four years after two Guyana Police Force (GPF) ranks were freed of the October 5, 2012 shooting to death of Damien Belgrave outside the White Castle Fish Shop in Georgetown, the young man’s mother, Donna Sulker, has been awarded almost $22 million in damages by the High Court. The decision was handed down by Justice Sandil Kissoon, who presided over the Statement of Claim proceedings that the woman filed in December 2012. She was represented by attorney Nigel Hughes. The State was represented by the Attorney General’s Chambers.Sulker’s 21-year-old son, who has resided in Lethem, Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) was at the Georgetown establishment when Police, who were reportedly pursuing suspected criminals, shot and killed him. It was later released that the person whom the Police were pursuing was a teenage driver who was unlicensed.The two Policemen: Sheldon Williams, of Coldingen East Coast Demerara, and Errol Williams of Glasgow Village, East Bank Berbice, were charged in January 2013, some eight months after the death of the young man. However, after a Magistrate’s Court Preliminary Inquiry the duo was freed. During the PI, it was revealed that Police presented ballistics reports which disclosed that the bullet which killed Belgrave was not fired by either rank who was charged, but by a third Policeman who had not been charged.Damien Belgrave’s parents had demanded that Police carry out a proper investigation to ensure that the real shooter be brought to justice. Later, the mother took the case to the civil court and was awarded the figure more than six years after she had filed the matter. Sulker, Belgrave’s mother, said her son was an NGO (non-governmental oragnisation) worker at the time of his demise, and that he was “negligently shot” by officers Sheldon and Errol Williams who were executing duties near the Hadfield Street fish shop.She had also outlined that the ranks were not in any imminent danger at the time of her son’s killing, further noting that he died as a result of the injuries he sustained. According to her case, she was suing for her son’s wrongful death; the breach of his fundamental right, as guaranteed under Article 138 of the Constitution of Guyana, not to be deprived of his life intentionally, and for assault and battery.  The mother also petitioned the court to grant her exemplary damages, costs, interest and other orders the court saw fit.In Monday’s decision, Justice Kissoon observed that not only was Belgrave an innocent bystander, but that the Police’s actions were “negligent and callous”. In fact, the Judge outlined that the case against the State was “strong, cogent and compelling. Several witnesses, including the Police ranks, testified during the trial.In giving the breakdown of the damages, Justice Kissoon ordered that the State must pay $250,000 to the claimant in special damages to cover her son’s funeral expenses. More than that, $15 million was calculated for the man breach of his right not to be deprived of his right to life, as the Constitution guarantees. She also won $1 million in general damages, $1,040,000 for pretrial loss, and $4,680,000 for post-trial loss, which culminated to $6,720,000 which was awarded for loss of dependency.Sulker also garnered court costs in the sum of $300,000. The judge added that the damages be paid at a rate of six per cent per annum from when Belgrave died to Monday’s decision, and a rate of four per cent per annum until the monies are paid in full.last_img read more

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China fund takes control of MediaPro

first_imgMediaPro is the company that currently produces television content for the Kenyan Premier League.The agreement gives Orient Hontai control over lucrative international television distribution rights for Spain’s La Liga, as well as the Italian league’s domestic TV rights.In Spain, Mediapro has the rights for the Champions League and eight out of every 10 La Liga matches.“The agreement will give the group access to the emerging market in China,” Mediapro added in a statement.Mediapro also has television distribution rights for the International Basketball Federation in Spain.Apart from sports, it has produced films such as Midnight in Paris and other Woody Allen movies, and television series including The Young Pope starring Jude Law.The president of the group Jaume Roures, based in Barcelona, is an influential media man in Spain.Fervently pro-independence, he is thought to be close to Catalan separatist leaders.He owns 12 percent of Mediapro, as does Tatxo Benet, another founder.British advertising giant WPP owns the remaining 22.5 percent.Both Roures and Benet will remain at the head of the group.“The acquisition of Imagina will not only allow us to introduce advanced audiovisual production technology in China, but also open up new persectives for exchange and cooperation between China, Spain and Latin America in the fields of content, culture, sports,” said Tony Ma, head of Orient Hontai.The Chinese fund specialises in investments in the technology and media sectors.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mediapro holds the Spanish rights for Champions League matches © AFP / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, Feb 16 – Chinese investment fund Orient Hontai Capital has taken control of Mediapro, best known for owning television rights to the Spanish and Italian football leagues, the Spanish media group said Friday.The fund bought a 53.5 percent stake in Imagina, a holding company that includes Mediapro, which also produces films and series, and Globomedia, another media producer, for one billion euros.last_img read more

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McGETTIGAN BROTHERS COOK UP THEIR SAUSAGES FOR MIRIAM

first_imgERNAN MCGETTIGAN, RIGHT, TALKS TO MIRIAM ON RTE1 AS BROTHER DIARMIUD COOKS THEIR FAMOUS SAUSAGES – DONEGALDAILY.COMEUROPEAN Champion sausage makers – the McGettigans from Donegal Town – were special guests tonight on RTE with Miriam O’Callaghan.Ernan and Diarmuid McGettigan cooked up a feast of sausages for members of Miriam’s TV show audience.Diarmuid was doing all the cooking – as Ernan introduced Miriam to the range of sausage flavours including ‘chocolate and chilli’, ‘lamb with rosemary and plum’ and ‘mango and banana’. Miriam praised the brothers for their achievement in being crowned European Champs earlier this year.Ernan told her of how they received their highest honour from an elite French gourmet brotherhood, when they are ‘knighted’ and inducted into their exclusive order in May.Eight French guardians of the ‘Commanderie des Fins Goustiers du Duce d’Alencon’ travelled from their base in Normandy to Ireland for the ceremony.And the verdict from the TV audience tonight?????……superb!   McGETTIGAN BROTHERS COOK UP THEIR SAUSAGES FOR MIRIAM was last modified: July 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Donegal Towngourmet sausagesMcGETTIGAN BROTHERS COOK UP THEIR SAUSAGES FOR MIRIAMlast_img read more

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Cal State women return the favor to Cal Poly

first_imgSAN BERNARDINO – Cal Poly Pomona had a hand in keeping Cal State San Bernardino’s women’s basketball out of last year’s NCAA Division II West Regional. The Coyotes may have returned the favor Friday night. Cal Poly bumbled and stumbled its way through a must-win game and San Bernardino took advantage, with junior Mariqueta Starling scoring 19 second-half points in a 78-55 win that has the Broncos nearing the end of the rope in this year’s regional tournament picture. “Absolutely,” Broncos head coach Paul Thomas said. “This obviously puts a lot of pressure on us to win. We’re going to be (playing) at Chico State – at Bakersfield – at San Diego. I don’t think we’re done, but we’re about a game away.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card That game could come as soon as tonight. The Broncos (6-8, 3-4), who have now dropped three region games by 20 points or more, have already lost to five of the top 10 teams in the region. They sit more than two games out in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and they hit the road again today against UC San Diego, the region’s top-ranked team. None of those defeats sit well with Thomas, who has guided Cal Poly to two national championships and five CCAA titles in a decorated 12-year stint in which the Broncos have beaten the Coyotes 20 times against eight losses. “This isn’t an upset; it would have been an upset if we would have beat (San Bernardino),” said Thomas, who counts 42- and 43-point losses to Western Washington and Cal State Bakersfield among this year’s low points. “When you lose two games by 85 points, that mystique is pretty much wiped out for that year.” A year ago it was Cal Poly doing the upsetting, at least emotionally, against a Coyote team thinking postseason after ranking as high as No. 5 in the regional poll. center_img But the Coyotes fell from No. 8 to No. 9 even after a victory over Cal State Bakersfield and then missed their last chance to get their hands on the region’s final playoff spot when Cal Poly outlasted San Bernardino in a late-season 55-51 win. Needless to say, that loss was fresh on the minds of the returning Coyotes on Friday. “We felt like we got robbed when it came to the regional last year,” San Bernardino senior Monique Cruz said. “We won enough games. We thought we proved ourselves. When we saw the regional poll this year and we weren’t in it, it gave us a lot of motivation.” San Bernardino, winners of three of its last four, put that motivation to good use against Cal Poly. Starling rebounded from foul trouble to score 19 in the second half, Cruz added 18 and Tamara Thomas (13 points) and Christina Day (12) both finished in double figures in scoring. Thomas also added six assists and four steals and Cruz turned in six rebounds and four steals. “It was really nice to have a game where we had more than one person step up,” Coyotes head coach Kevin Becker said. “We’ve had good games by a player, but we haven’t had many with this many players stepping up.” Lately, the Broncos haven’t had any. DeJa Blevins scored 11 points, all in the first half, but she committed six turnovers and played just five minutes in the second half. Unique Anderson scored 10 points, but she also had eight of the Broncos’ 20 turnovers, and seven in a first half that had Cal Poly looking up at a 38-28 deficit going into the locker room. That deficit quickly became 17 when the Coyotes ran off the first seven points in the second half. “That’s not coming out with a fire in your belly,” Thomas said. NOTABLE: Cal Poly guard Ashley Moody learned that the right knee she injured on Jan. 7 may not keep her out the entire season. An MRI did not reveal significant damage. She’ll meet again with doctors on Wednesday to determine if she’ll be able to return from what is either a possible partial tear or a knee sprain. 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

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