MVP set to unleash at Western Relays

first_img GREAT COMPETITION FANS in western Jamaica are in for a treat this Saturday when the 39th staging of the Milo Western Relays gets under way at noon inside the Montego Bay Sports Complex as the MVP Track Club and its core of high-power female athletes is expected to put in an impressive performance. Led by double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson and with the likes of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, who were all individual medallist at the Rio Olympic Games last year, as well as relay medal winners Christania Williams and Stephenie-Ann McPherson, MVP’s women will highlight what should be an exciting outing. Among the females, their clash with the Maurice Wilson-conditioned Sprintec and G.C. Foster College teams will be an interesting one with the talent of Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Jura Levy and Gayon Evans fresh off her 7.14 seconds indoor 60m clocking in Germany last Saturday, more than capable of testing the MVP unit. Like the females, it should be great competition among the males as Julian Forte will lead the charge here for MVP, where strong competition is expected from the University of Technology and Sprintec, which a year ago took bragging rights after dominating the meet. MVP’s team is expected to be boosted by the appearance of Nesta Carter, who will be competing, according to club president Bruce James. Fans will also get a sneak preview of the Gibson-McCook Relays and the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships in the female section as three of the most powerful high school teams in this category are set to square off. National champions Edwin Allen, Holmwood Technical and Hydel High should all have fans on their toes in what is expected to be a thriller. Among the males, Kingston College will be well represented and will be hoping for another dominant performance at this meet. Their clash with St Elizabeth Technical in the 4x400m and 4x800m will highlight action among the males. Two outstanding athletes who represented the country at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Poland last year, Nigel Ellis, formerly of St Elizabeth Technical, and Shannon Kallawan, formerly of Edwin Allen, will be the 2016 Gleaner Youthlink Awardees, while the patron of the meet will be Stephen Smith, who is the meet organiser of Western Championships and coach at Grange Hill High School. raymond.graham@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

PVL schedules provincial matches next month

first_img“We just want to go straight to our fans in the provinces and show our appreciation to them for supporting the PVL through the years,” said Sports Vision president Ricky Palou.The PVL will also make stops in Bacolod City and Iloilo on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBatangas is also being eyed as a venue for future matches.—BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NET View comments LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img Roberts nets brace as Global Cebu earns draw vs Hougang United Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The Premier Volleyball League is scheduled to play exhibition games in three cities outside of the capital in October in an attempt to grow the brand outside of Metro Manila.Tuguegarao will be the first out-of-town host on Oct. 7 when San Sebastian takes on BanKo-Perlas at People’s Gym at 3:30 pm followed by the game between three-time champion Pocari Sweat and Creamline at 5:30 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Handcuffs now translating to investors feeling shackled

first_imgDear Editor,Recent charges against former Government officials who were key operators under the previous Government for private investment have left investors wary of dealing with the APNU+AFC Government.Recent charges against Singh and Brassington dealing with 3 major investors; pending investigations into over 20 more investment transactions spanning 20 years; and the shackling of former senior Government officials are now translating to investors feeling that they, too, could become trapped when engaging with APNU.Similarly, charges against the Board of Directors of one of the largest Guyanese banks by SOCU has raised questions on whether SOCU is carrying out its mandate in an independent and professional manner, or is simply following political instructions. SOCU and SARA are increasing being viewed as political, rather than professional. Employees of SOCU no longer see themselves as operating independent of Government, and have taken an attitude of simply awaiting orders.The newly created SARA, facing legal challenges on its legality, is also strongly opposed by the private sector, particularly given its staffing by former political persons, and the considerable power that the agency has been given at the expense of due process. Dr. Clive Thomas of SARA also seems embroiled over whether he will remain the Chairman of GuySuCo.Fear now stalks the land. If the Police, including SOCU, do not believe that they can act as an independent and professional agency, but are simply an extension of the political apparatus; if judges fear that any judgment against the Government will be met with criticism; if media houses feel that if they publish against the Government they may be intimidated or threatened; if the Opposition in Parliament feel that they are being muzzled; if the private sector is fearful of vindictiveness from the Government and SARA/SOCU coming after them; then democracy is under threat.The Parliament, Police, Judiciary, media, private sector are all key to the checks and balances of a democracy. When these institutions’ independence is under threat, then so is democracy.It is a fact that no new major investor has been secured by this APNU+AFC Government. The spate of criticism against the manner of negotiations by APNU officials with Exxon questions Local Government capacity, expertise, and conduct, and leaves Guyana exposed. The pending $30 billion bond for GuySuCo, shrouded in secrecy and lacking any transparency and accountability, is also causing potential investors to feel vulnerable.No less than a full Government guarantee, saddling the Treasury with high cost debt, is now required. Increasingly, the APNU style of limited engagement with key stakeholders, media, and public, coupled with criticism levelled against it of corruption and procurement breaches, seen alongside handcuffing and threats against former Government officials, is now manifesting itself to investors growing wary of engaging with this Government. As one investor said, we are seeing ominous signs signalling the risks of doing business in Guyana. No new investors, and domestic capital flight only confirm these risks.Sincerely,Political observerlast_img read more

Update: Jay Hill wins Riding

first_imgJay Hill has been re-elected for the 6th straight time in Prince George Peace River. Although there are still polls to report, Jay has about 60% of the vote at this time. Jay says although they did not get a majority government this is the second win for a party that is only 5 years old. [asset|aid=442|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d40ccd1e27477d52147f21730732966e-Jay-1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement – Jay Hill is pleased with the continued support from this region. [asset|aid=443|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d40ccd1e27477d52147f21730732966e-Jay-2_1_Pub.mp3]last_img read more

Clinton details her ideas for medical coverage for all

first_img Like the plans put forth by her two main Democratic rivals, former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, the new Clinton plan would try to strengthen and build on the existing, employer-based system, through which most Americans under 65 already receive their coverage. Clinton would create new options for buying private or public insurance at affordable rates, require everyone to obtain insurance, and provide subsidies to small businesses and individuals who cannot afford it. The plan, with a estimated cost of $110 billion a year, would be financed largely by rolling back President George W. Bush’s tax cuts for Americans making over $250,000 a year and by projected savings in the health care system. The title of Clinton’s proposal sums up her carefully calibrated new approach: “The American Health Choices Plan.” It was clearly aimed at the middle-class Americans who feared that her last health plan would limit their choices, force them into health maintenance organizations and subject them to new government bureaucracies deciding what their benefits could be – fears stoked by a devastating campaign by the insurance industry. Clinton’s Republican rivals instantly denounced her new proposal as another exercise in “Hillarycare,” with Mitt Romney declaring that she “takes her inspiration from European bureaucracies” and “fundamentally does not believe in markets and in the states.” Romney, who as governor of Massachusetts himself signed into law a measure requiring all residents of his state to sign up for health insurance, and other Republican candidates acknowledge problems in the health care system but would rely more than Clinton and the other Democrats on the market, the states and tax credits to resolve them. But a variety of health policy analysts said the change between Clinton 1 and Clinton 2 was striking. The first plan, for example, required people and employers to join new “regional alliances” to purchase their coverage. It tried to control total health spending through a complicated system of managed competition and created a National Health Board with sweeping authority to regulate that system. The new plan, said Stuart Altman, a health economist at Brandeis and a policy adviser since the Nixon administration, “is much less radical: it’s not fair at all to say it’s a redo of the old plan.” Even so, Clinton took pains to warn her audience in Des Moines that attacks were coming. “Don’t let them fool us again,” she said of her Republican opponents. “This is not government-run: There will be no new bureaucracy, you can keep the doctors you know and trust, you keep the insurance you have, if you like that. But this plan expands personal choice and keeps costs down.” Clinton suggested the differences were not just in policy; she and her aides emphasized that this was a broad outline, that it would change in the political process, and that she was keenly aware of the need to build consensus.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DES MOINES, Iowa – Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled a plan on Monday to guarantee health insurance to all Americans, but in a way carefully designed to avoid nearly every major political flaw in her failed proposal of 1993-94. In the new plan, Clinton promised to cover everyone without big new bureaucracies, without a complicated reorganization of one-seventh of the U.S. economy and without affecting Americans who are insured and happy with their coverage – all features that helped doom the Clinton administration’s plan 14 years ago. In what her advisers hoped would be the final stage of a long political rehabilitation on the issue, Clinton told her audience here that she had been scarred by the old battle but had gained some valuable lessons. “I learned that people who are satisfied with their current coverage want assurances that they can keep it,” Clinton said. “Part of our health care system is the best in the world, and we should build on it; part of the system is broken, and we should fix it.” last_img read more

Bush loses top economic adviser

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHubbard’s departure comes as Bush faces one of the biggest economic challenges of his presidency, a severe slump in housing and a credit crisis that have roiled financial markets and triggered fears of a recession. Hubbard said in a letter to Bush that he would leave by year’s end. “Were it not for my strong desire to spend more time with my kids, I would not have considered departing,” said Hubbard, the father of three. Hubbard wrote that the Bush White House was a place of “forthrightness” and “mutual respect” in Washington, which is “often portrayed as an arena of deception and self-promotion.” Hubbard has helped direct White House policy on entitlements, energy security, climate change, housing and trade investment. He has been deeply involved in the debate over a children’s health insurance program and Bush’s proposal to treat health insurance costs as taxable income for the first time. “Al contributed his own ideas and also worked to ensure that all views were brought to the table and given fair analysis and debate,” Bush said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – President Bush on Wednesday promoted his No. 2 economic adviser to the top job after yet another White House aide announced he was quitting before the administration’s final year in power. Departing is Al Hubbard, director of the National Economic Council, which advises the president on U.S. and global economic matters and helps coordinate policy. His successor is his deputy, Keith Hennessey. Hennessey came to the White House in 2002 and has been deputy to two previous directors of the council. He also was a top budget aide to Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., and worked for the Senate Budget Committee. “Keith has been an important member of my White House team for more than five years,” Bush said in a statement. last_img read more

QUICK-THINKING DONEGAL GARDAI NAB CROSS-BORDER BURGLAR

first_imgNEIGHBOURS and Gardai responded so quickly to a burglary from a house in east Donegal, the culprit was caught soon afterwards, Letterkenny District Court has heard.Dermot Roulston, who is 43 and who lives in Glenside, Strabane, later admitted a raid on a vacant house in Castledooey.He stole a copper cylinder, causing €300 damage after he ripped it from the property. Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that a neighbour raised the alarm and Roulston was arrested in Ballindrait within half an hour by Garda Eoin Waters.“The cylinder was recovered from his vehicle shortly afterwards,” said Inspector Sheridan.“A considerable amount of damage was done to the property from where the cyclinder was stolen.”The court heard Roulston has previous convictions dating back to 1991 for larceny and burglary and had been jailed for a year at Lifford Court.A defence solicitor said Roulston was originally from County Donegal but had been living in Tyrone for many years.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Roulston to pay for the damage to the house two weeks ago and gave him until September to come up with the cash.He said he would sentence Roulston then.QUICK-THINKING DONEGAL GARDAI NAB CROSS-BORDER BURGLAR was last modified: July 5th, 2013 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:castledooeyQUICK-THINKING DONEGAL GARDAI NAB CROSS-BORDER BURGLARroulstonstrabanelast_img read more

‘Rooney is world class – it will be good to learn off him’, Everton EXCLUSIVE

first_img | We have arrived in Tanzania! What a welcome for @YannickBolasie #EvertonInTz pic.twitter.com/IMWiKOxJ68— Everton (@Everton) July 12, 2017 Yannick Bolasie has told talkSPORT he is relishing the chance to learn from ‘world class’ Wayne Rooney.The Toffees re-signed England’s record goalscorer from Manchester United last week as they continued their impressive rebuild under Ronald Koeman.Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane have also arrived at Goodison Park in the close season and Bolasie is excited by what the future holds for the Merseyside club.The winger, who will miss the first half of the new season with a knee injury, said: “I’m itching to get the shirt on.“There are some top quality players that have come in, especially Rooney, who is world class. He will bring a leader’s mentality and it will be good to learn off him.“The signings we have made have definitely made the team stronger. The competition for places is going to be strong, but that is what I live for and I am looking forward to fighting for my place. It will bring another level to my game.”Rooney has traded places with Romelu Lukaku at Everton, with the Belgian striker completing a £75million switch to Manchester United on Monday.Lukaku has been the Toffees’ top goalscorer for the past four seasons and Bolasie wishes him nothing but the best at his new club – but he is confident Everton will thrive without him.“At Everton we have made some great signings that can cover Rom’s goals in all different types of ways,” he said.“We just have to move on and we look forward to the future because the future for us is exciting.”Bolasie was speaking from Tanzania, where Everton are playing a friendly against Kenyan side Gor Mahia on Thursday.The Congo international travelled with the squad as he continues his recovery from injury and received a rapturous welcome from locals on his arrival [see below]. Asked when he expects to be back playing, he replied: “That is my secret!“I’m confident that it will be by the end of the year, but it should be earlier than that.“I’m developing nicely. There have been no setbacks as of yet. I will keep my little return date in my head and probably let you know in a month or so!”last_img read more

Former Premier League referee working in sixth tier of Norwegian football

first_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos latest Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Madley took charge of 91 games in the English top-flight and was the man in the middle in last year’s Community Shield between Arsenal and Chelsea.Mystery surrounded his abrupt exit from the Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) –  the body responsible for match officials in England – before it emerged that he had been axed for making cruel comments on Snapchat.According to The Sun, Madley shared a picture of a disabled man with an insensitive remark about the probability of being able to beat him in a school sports day race.Madley, from West Yorkshire, relocated to Norway soon after and is now looking to make his mark as an official in the Scandinavian country. PAYBACK SORRY In order to referee in the top-flight, he must first officiate in the lower leagues and will be assessed before a decision is made on whether he can take charge of Eliteseria games.He has been assigned to sixth-tier club Abildso – with all referees in Norway having to be associated with a team.Speaking to NRK TV station recently, Madley said: “I would love to take charge in Eliteseria at some point, but I have to work hard and prove my trust first. It’s just fair.“Just because I refereed in the Premier League does not make me better than any other referee in Norway and it gives me no right to got to the top level.” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Bobby Madley was considered a rising starby the PGMOL The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BEST OF 1center_img RANKED Former Premier League referee Bobby Madley is back working – in the sixth tier of Norwegian football.The 33-year-old was considered one of the best young officials in the Premier League before his shock departure in the summer. ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most Read In Football scrap Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion revealed last_img read more

SARAH GUARANTEES TO PUT A SMILE ON CHILDREN’S FACES THIS CHRISTMAS!

first_imgA Ramelton schoolteacher has come up with a new children’s book that could well put a smile on plenty of parents’ faces this Christmas.Children’s author and schoolteacher Sarah King.Sarah King has just recently published her first children’s book entitled ‘The Girl Who Wouldn’t Smile’.Sarah has combined her experiences in the classroom with her passion for art and painting to create this simple colourful and endearing story that carries an important message to children – always tell somebody if you have a problem. The book is aimed at 4-7 year olds and is available to buy on Sarah’s facebook page www.facebook.com/sarah.k.art.35Sarah will be selling the book locally on Saturday 7th December at the Ramelton Country Market from 10.30am and then at Ballyheerin school craft fair in Fanad from 3pm.Sounds like it’s the perfect Christmas gift for young children!For more information check out Sarah’s facebook page. SARAH GUARANTEES TO PUT A SMILE ON CHILDREN’S FACES THIS CHRISTMAS! was last modified: December 7th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bookSarahThe Girl Who Wouldn’t Smilelast_img read more