first_img The polling station seemed ready for action, long before the 7 o’clock start time. But before the pair appeared at the centre, Beverley Manley, a former wife of former President of the PNP Michael Manley, was seen at the centre, to vote precisely at 7 a.m. The teams of outdoor agents from both the JLP and PNP were all in place just after 6:45 a.m. when The Gleaner arrived. Both sides announced their satisfaction with the arrangements. A long line of early voters were already queued station at 7 a.m. when the station was scheduled to be opened under the Representation of the People Act. Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet, have cast their ballots in the St Andrew Eastern constituency in which the party’s standard bearer, Fayval Williams is up against the People’s National Party (PNP), Andre Hylton. Williams was reportedly hand picked by Holness to be the JLP’s standard bearer in the tricky St Andrew Eastern constituency. Williams is a newcomer to the political process, while Hylton is a first term Member of Parliament. The couple entered the Mona High School at approximately 8 a.m. and was directed to PD 35, where he pressed flesh with voters before casting his ballot. Holness’ wife Juliet looked like a veteran in the political business as she first greeted the orange clad members of the PNP outdoor team before high fisting JLP outdoor agent’s with huge grins. He told The Gleaner that he was satisfied with the proceedings so far, although he has received a few complaints of intimidation. Holness also expressed confidence in the ability of his wife to win the neighbouring St Andrew East Rural seat, saying “Juliet knows what she is about.’last_img read more

first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice, man has succumbed to his injuries after he was chopped to his head on Old Year’s Day.Dead is Krishna Arjune, 46, of Lot 7 Clifton Settlement, Corentyne Berbice.Arjune was attacked by 25-year-old Haemant Ramlall of Lot 146 Miss Phoebe, Corentyne at about 02:20h on December 31, 2017.Guyana Times understands that Arjune and Ramlall were involved in an argument over a game of pool. Ramlall later picked up a cutlass and chopped Arjune to his head and shoulder.Arjune was picked up and rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital and later transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was admitted in a critical condition.Ramall was arrested and later brought before the Mibikuri Magistrate’s Court where he was charged for wounding and granted $75,000 bail.However, Arjune succumbed to his injuries on Thursday and Ramlall has been rearrested.He will be charged for murder this week and arraigned.last_img read more

first_imgThe Pimm’s Production Atom Flyers (9 year olds) posted their first All Peace League Win on Sunday, January 25, 2009 in Spirit River against the Rangers.  Game results are as follows: Joel Bourgeois opened the scoring at 17:42 of the first with an assist from Teagan McMullen.  10 minutes later, Spencer Graham banged in a rebound from a shot from Thomas Pope.  Trey Hipkiss put the Flyers up 3-0 at 4:22 of the first unassisted before Spirit River got on the board with 17 seconds left in the first. The Spirit River Rangers tied the game with 2 unanswered goals in the second before Jacob Lang put the Flyers back in the lead with a pass from Aaron Kosinsky.  Austin Crossley gave the Flyers a 2 goal lead after Bourgeois set him up in the slot and he rang one in off the crossbar.  McMullen scored on his own rebound with 1:55 left in the second to give the Flyers a 3 goal lead going into the third. The Ranger came within 2 at 15:43 of the third.  FSJ’s Adam Bowie scored the Flyers 7th goal with assists to Hipkiss and Crossley at 11:16 left in regulation.  Spirit River scored once more but ran out of time. Final score was Fort St. John Pimm’s Production Atom Flyers  – 7, to Sprit River Rangers  – 5.  The win was a result of a combined team effort for the full 60 minutes of play.  A total of 9 players got points in the game, and both Coleman McCaffrey and Jessie McArthur played strong in net as they shared the win.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img**SubmittedColter Young had a good Canada Summer Games in PEI againsy the best of Canada’s under 22 aged riders:-33rd in the time trial-16th in the road race-37th in the criterium Hopefully he is on his way home before the hurricane hits PEI!- Advertisement -Coming up for the Blizzards:-Thursday night 16 km Baldonnel time trial, last one of the season-Sunday mountain bike race #2 on the new Beatton River 103 road course, 10:00 am.last_img

first_imgSanta Fe High School already has exceeded expectations. The Chiefs’ boys basketball team now is seeking a little extra. It gets the chance tonight when it travels to Renaissance Academy in La Ca ada Flintridge for a CIF-Southern Section Division III-A quarterfinal game. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30. This is uncharted territory for Santa Fe, which prior to this run hadn’t won a playoff game in nine seasons, let alone advance to the quarterfinals. That stat is not lost on coach Mike Geren. “It’s a very good feeling,” said Geren, whose Chiefs improved to 22-7 following wins over West Covina and Santa Ana Calvary Chapel. “These are our first two playoff wins in the 10 years I’ve been at the school. “I’m very proud of my boys. It’s a great thing for Santa Fe High and a great thing for the Santa Fe basketball program.” The Chiefs, who have been led by senior guard Jaycob Camacho, point guard Maurice Cole and forward Marco Sabino, now hope to continue their post-season party. But it won’t be easy. The Wildcats, who average close to 85 points per game, have won 20 consecutive games and are the division’s No. 2 seed. Renaissance advanced to the divisional finals last season. “I think we have to play a near-perfect game,” Geren said. “Renaissance scores a lot of points, so our defense will definitely be a key. We must take care of the ball, offensively. We can’t give up points off turnovers.” Here’s a brief look at the other CIF-SS playoff games involving area teams: center_img DIVISION I-AA La Mirada (20-7) at St. John Bosco (16-12) – The Matadores try to continue their successful season when they take on the Braves in a second-round game. La Mirada, which scored wins over Gahr and CIF-SS power Artesia, are led by senior guard/forward Taylor Siemens, who is averaging just over 15 points per game. The Matadores, who beat Lawndale in the first round on Friday, also look to sophomore center/forward Derrick Williams (11.6 ppg) and senior forward Josh Robbins (10.8). St. John Bosco, which upset No. 4 seed Gahr last week, is led by John Garcia and Charles Odum. DIVISION IVA Buckley (21-6) at Whittier Christian (25-4), 7:30 p.m. – The Heralds, who have won 18 of their past 20 games, are led by senior center Tony Granado, who is averaging more than 20 points a game, and junior guard Randy Oronoz (14.5 ppg). Whittier Christian, the No. 1 team from the Alpha League, received a bye in the first round before advancing with a 64-48 win over Faith Baptist on Friday. Buckley, the No. 1 team from the Liberty League, advanced with wins over Calvary Baptist and Big Bear. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 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

first_img Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois 1 Chelsea no.1 Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.The Belgian goalkeeper joined the Blues from Genk in 2011, but spent three successful seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, where he lifted both La Liga and Europa League titles, before returning to the Blues this summer.Manager Jose Mourinho has shown his faith in Courtois by picking him as his first choice keeper for the first three Premier League games ahead of Petr Cech, who has been a virtual ever-present between the sticks for the last ten seasons.And Courtois, 22, told Chelsea’s official website: “I’m very happy with this new deal, it’s really nice to have signed this new contract for five years.“My future was already sorted but it’s nice to know I’m going to be here for another five years and now I can just concentrate on playing games.”last_img read more

first_imgTHE GAA has taken action against a Dublin player after Paddy McBrearty was bitten during a national league clash earlier this month.The Central Competitions Controls Committee (CCCC) has proposed the three-match suspension after an investigation.THe CCCC had been investigating reports that Paddy McBrearty had been bitten on the shoulder by a Dublin player during the clash at Ballybofey ten days ago. The Dublin County Board has said it will be appealing the proposed ban.Donegal, who were relegated to Division 2 following the Ballybofey draw on April 7th, informed the referee at half-time of the incident.A member of the Dublin medical staff after the game was also shown the wound caused to Paddy.McBrearty was later taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment which included a tetanus injection. Photographs were taken of the wound.It’s understood teeth marks can be seen in the pictures and the skin was broken and cut as a result.The player hasn’t been publicly named and has told the Dublin Board he wishes to appeal the decision.The incident has been classed as ‘reckless’ by the CCCC. PADDY McBREARTY BITE ATTACK: DUBLIN PLAYER SUSPENDED was last modified: April 18th, 2013 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:PADDY McBREARTY BITE ATTACK: DUBLIN PLAYER SUSPENDEDlast_img read more

first_imgBY PATSY McGONAGLE: Finn Valley AC has over many years, 40 to be exact, created a great community / family event that is the Finn Valley 5k, raising tens of thousands of euro for various charities.And the club will do so again on Sunday 26th at 2pm from their Centre in Stranorlar with people turning out for the charity of their choice or simply just getting out and about meeting up with friends home for Christmas and entering into the spirit of the ocassion.News coming in as we get within days of the festive event is that the 2011 honorary starter is none other than local Glenfin man Mickey ‘the post ‘ Gallagher. Finn Valley are pleased he has agreed to attend, fire the gun and get the hundreds of young and old underway.Previous honorary starters have included former Lord Mayor Cora Harvey, Pat the cope Gallagher M E P ,Sinead Jennings world rowing champion a participant this time round ,Olympic cyclist Philip Deignan,comedian Conal Gallen etc.Course records stand to world champions Mo Farah pictued here raising a glass on his last visit having returned 13-25 and Kenyas world lead and olympic champion Vivian Cheruiyot her time for the course 16-14.Mary Cullen a European medallist and olympic hopeful has expressed an interest in being present and also Olympic rower Sam Lynch will be taking the challenge and Jason Quigley Irish international boxer currently in Los Angeles where he boxes with the L A Matadors in the world Series will be home and on the start line as indeed will representatives of all the local sporting clubs . Registration begins 11 am you can enter right up to 1-30, welcome to run /walk /jog indeed just go for a dander in the fresh air . Organisers would find it useful if you pre registered at and all are welcome fingers crossed for a good day. Its an event for All 8 to 80 .  GET REGISTERED FOR THE FINN VALLEY 5K was last modified: December 16th, 2011 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:5k raceFinn Valley ACFINN VALLEY AC STEPHEN’S DAY 5Kstephen’s daylast_img read more

first_imgWhat are some challenges you face both on and off the water?”I think one of the challenges is time management. I struggle with that. Rowing is a huge time commitment, but I also want to be involved in other things. So balancing that and academics can be hard and you have to pick and choose what to be involved in. If you have practice at 5:30 a.m. but also have a meeting at 9 p.m. meeting the night before, do you scratch the meeting or go to both and get less sleep? You have to choose and I think I’m getting better at doing that. Rowing is so interesting because you can learn quickly. But there are many things you can still improve on and always try and reach that perfection of movement. You feel like you are never there. The longer I row, the more frustrated I am and feel the more I’m doing wrong. You get the basics down and then it’s all the little things that make you better that take a long time.” Each month, Drake Athletics and the Principal Financial Group features one of the Bulldogs’ international student-athletes. This month, Kerstin Donat, of the rowing team is the featured international student-athlete. How did you decide on Drake?”One day, I was to meet with my high school counselor and a college counselor, who was to help us with applications and everything. I was going to the meeting and he (high school counselor) said there was someone in his office that he thought I would like to meet. It was one of the admissions counselors at Drake, Leslie Mamoorian, and she is super sweet, I love her, she is super nice. She talked about Drake and I really liked what I learned. Later she followed up with me and she knew I couldn’t visit so she made sure I could email a professor along with two current Drake students to ask about their Drake experience. Leslie was really helpful along the way and I think that is why Drake stayed on my radar for colleges.” “I am an international relations major with a minor in politics and a concentration in human resource management. My absolute dream job would be to work for the United Nations. I would also like to work in the international relations field or in politics. I don’t necessarily want to become a politician but I do want to work in politics. I see myself working more behind the scenes. Right now, I have a research position with one of my professors here and I really love researching and doing academic work. I see myself working in a think tank and trying to solve these problems that we have and then providing possible solutions to politicians.If that doesn’t work out, I love my human resource concentration so I can see myself working in that field. I want to work with people, I don’t just want to sit in front of a computer all day.” Donat is a junior and will race this weekend with the team at the 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship in Princeton, N.J. What are you studying and how do you plan to use that degree in the future? What other activities are you involved in outside of rowing?”The last two years I have been on Student Senate as the Academic Affairs Senator. I am also part of the International Student Association, which is an organization for all international students and I represent Europe as a region. So if there are events and they need information on a European tradition, I assist with those questions. I also work as a student ambassador so I give tours to perspective students on campus. My friends and I founded Tedx my freshman year. What we do is organize Ted Talks, but they are live from local speakers and it is a half-day event. It’s exciting because innovative ideas are explored through the community and the club.” Why/when did you move to the States to attend school? How did your family decide to move to Taiwan?”We moved because of my dad’s work. There was an open position in Taiwan and it made sense for our whole family to move out there instead of him being away for six weeks and then back for a week. My mom didn’t like that because he wouldn’t be on vacation for that week, he would still be working. So we said we would try it for a year and if it didn’t work out or the culture shock was too much we could always leave because we still had our house in Germany. But, we ended up staying there for four years so it worked out fine.” What are your favorite things about Drake?”That’s hard. Definitely the community from whatever you do. In high school, I had my academic friends and my soccer friends and I think I still have the same here. I’m so glad I have the rowing girls because I can talk about working out and rowing with them which is something my roommates who are not on rowing don’t understand. Then I have my friends that are the same major and we have classes together who I can talk about homework and classes with. The overall community is great. I think that is typical of America, having that openness. I can talk to anyone on campus if I want to and I think that is really awesome. It’s that openness that allows me too.”Giovanna Zavell, Drake Athletic Communications Student Assistant Print Friendly Version What has been the most challenging thing about this rowing season?”I’m a captain this year and this is the first year we have recruits on the team, which are girls who rowed in high school. Previously, it has always been just walk-ons. We wanted to make sure, as captains, that there is a good connection between the people who never rowed before college and the people who rowed in high school. We tried to bridge that and make sure there were no cliques or fractions within the team. I think we handled it well and its been a smooth integration of all parts of the team. Of course, it’s about coming together as a boat. Rowing is a mental sport and it’s hard to not let my performance be affected by other things going on in my life. It’s challenging to balance stress and academics with rowing but I’m learning.” When did you being rowing?”I started rowing here. I played soccer in high school and loved it so I joined the soccer club here at Drake. I was never near good enough of an athlete and just wanted to play for fun with a little competition. The spring of my freshman year was approaching and I was looking to join another sport that was year-round. My friend got an email from rowing assistant coach Katie Thurstin for prospective new members. My friends and I also wanted to be healthier so it was a perfect moment. I ended up really liking it and here I am today still on the team.” How do you think having international experience will aid you in future goals?”I am really curious. I’m originally from Germany but my international high school was in Taiwan, where my whole family moved when I was 15. I spent the last couple of years of high school in that international school. I think being forced into a different environment, you lose the fear of asking questions and you are much more open minded to different perceptions. Being in Taiwan and being here, I think, has really broadened my perception of what people think and what is right. I’m really curious about cultures now and I’m always asking questions. I think culture is the small things. I still don’t understand why Bill Nye the Science Guy (past Bucksbaum lecturer) is so hyped and I asked why everyone was so excited. I was told he was a part of their education as kids and I would have never known that if I didn’t ask.” “I came to Drake three years ago. I went to an international school for high school (Kaohsiung American School in Kaohsiung, Taiwan), which is an American school, but abroad. All my friends there knew they were going to go to an American university. I started to learn about the American college system and I liked what I found. I grew up in Germany, where college is similar to state schools here in America. They are really big and I didn’t like that because I wanted to have that intimate, personal relationship with professors and be able to have class discussions and know my classmates. I like the liberal arts aspect that colleges and universities have here. In Germany, you chose your major before you start and then you have to stick with that major the three years you are in university. If you want to change your major, you have to start over. I like the exploration you get through the liberal arts here because in Germany you are only able to take classes in your major path.” What are some differences in lifestyle between the United States and Germany?”What always comes to mind is the American perception of distance. I still have trouble with that. When we travel with the rowing team, it can be six hours to the place we are going and everyone else on the team, who are all from here, they all say that is pretty short. I think six hours is a really long time. I lived in a really small town in Germany, which is about an hour and a half outside of Munich so if my family and I go there, we make it like a day trip. We would plan to take the train to Munich, shop all day and then go home later at night. Here my friends laugh at me because here an hour and a half is nothing. I’m still baffled when people say they are driving five hours home from Drake.”last_img read more

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Two weeks into his first season with the Giants, Andrew McCutchen authored a signature moment that endeared him to the team’s fan base.Last April, McCutchen blasted a three-run walk-off home run to send the Giants to an emotional 14th-inning win over the Dodgers. McCutchen screamed as he left the batter’s box and stomped across home plate as he was greeted by a new set of teammates.“For the people that stayed around and watched that game, it was awesome,” McCutchen said that …last_img read more