first_imgJamaica win again at World TT champsJamaica’s men’s table tennis team made it two wins from two games at the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships at Malawati Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after scoring another 3-0 win yesterday, this time over Laos.In the opening game, Michael Hyatt scored a narrow and nail-biting 3-2 win — 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11 over Phathaphone Thavisack. Kane Watson then brushed aside Mosangsinh Sonpasith 3-0, winning 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 and Mark Phillips beat Oliyavong Phonepaseud 3-2 in five sets — 6-11, 12-10, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7.In their first game on Sunday, Jamaica defeated Morrocco, also 3-0.Hyatt dismissed his opponent 11-6, 11-4, 11-5, Watson won 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 and Phillips won 11-4, 1-10, 11-4 win in the final match.The Jamaicans are second in the group with maximum four points. They trail leaders Morroco (five points), who they defeated in their opening game and who has played a game more.The Jamaicans will face the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today.The Caribbean team is competing in Group P in Division Four with the DRC, Ghana, Laos and Morrocco.Daley still St James FA bossWESTERN BUREAU:Incumbent Gregory Daley was returned for another term as President of the St James Football Association, following Monday night’s election of officers, sending challenger Orville Powell to a crushing 82-16 loss.Other members of the executive are: David Watt, first vice president; Hopeton Gilchrist, second vice president; Dennis Waite, general secretary; Tracey Reid, assistant general secretary and treasurer Gavin McNeil.It is the second time in near four months that the Montego Bay United (MBU FC) owner was losing a football-related election, after failing in his bid to challenge Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President, Captain Horace Burrell, in November 2015.”The outcome here tonight speaks for itself. I believe that most of the things my challenger sought to address are all valid. However, it has to be about the approach. I choose to incorporate the clubs in my decision-making and that is why the affiliates have given me another term to lead,” said Daley.”We try to make them part of the process of change, we understand the culture they work under and help each club administratively to become a lot more professional in their set-up and their development and I believe that they appreciate how we deal with things,” Daley said.Powell’s impressive slate of candidates included former national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Sandra Christie, Germaine Spencer, Edmund Sherriff and Kenneth Watson.last_img read more

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES “A spade’s a spade, I guess,” he added. “I just don’t have that much feeling about it now since I’m focusing on the next season already.”If the numbers are any indication, Perkins is a lock to win the Rookie of the Year (ROY) plum.He currently leads the crop with an average of 23.2 statistical points (SP). Perkins’ closest pursuer and La Salle teammate, Jeron Teng of Alaska, a teammate in college, normed 18.7 SPs in 45 games—nine more than the Filipino-American’s total outings.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 Chriss“That’s of the last season. Rookie of the Year is already in the past. I’m looking forward now,” Perkins said.But don’t get the Fuelmaster workhorse wrong. Perkins would want to take home the award when the Leo Awards gets going during the league’s 44th season opening on Jan. 13. View comments Tough SMB just gets tougher Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “I have like a notebook where I write things that I want to attract,” he said. “That was in there—being Rookie of the Year.”“But then again, there are a series of events that happened that brought this [circumstance]—like Christian [Standhardinger coming in late], Kiefer [Ravena getting suspended halfway through the season], and even Jeron [getting] stabbed.”Ravena, the second overall pick, was an overwhelming favorite to win the award.Perkins, though, explained that his perspective is from being written off.“Even before, people wouldn’t believe in me too much. But I believe in myself and the people I’m surrounded [with],” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix forward Jason Perkins is the presumptive top rookie of Season 43 of the Philippine Basketball Association. But he prefers not to harp about it.“I don’t really have too many feelings about it right now,” Perkins told the Inquirer. “I just want to get back to practice with these guys.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgThe founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA), Nobel Peace Laureate, Madam Leymah Gbowee, has said that a US$380,000 technical high school for girls will soon be constructed in Margibi County, along the Robertsfield Highway.The school, under the proposed name, Africa Girls Vocational School, will have a radio station that would be used to strictly promote public health and girls’ education.Making these disclosures last Friday, January 29, at a program marking the 3rd anniversary and fundraising gala of GPFA, Madam Gbowee indicated that the school is intended for vulnerable girls who have the passion to learn but cannot afford.The program was also used to honor five of its sponsored scholars who recently graduated from various local universities. Cllr. Deweh Gray, former chairperson of GPFA’s Board of Advisors, and Mrs. Williametta Saydee-Tarr, former executive director of GPFA and Sara E. Buchanan, Board of Directors, were honored.The reason to embark on the project is to ensure that Liberian girls remain in school and avoid teenage pregnancy, she said.“There are lot of girls who are vulnerable in society and as a Nobel Laureate I decided to embark on this project, which I have been doing,” the GPFA president noted.She further disclosed that the institution, which is expected to commence activities in 2018, will host students from the 9th to 12th grades.The GPFA president also said that after the completion of the building in 2018, the first class of 20 students will be ninth graders from Liberia’s 15 counties.Madam Gbowee said during the launch of the organization in 2012, they enrolled seven students locally at the cost of US$12,000, which included per diem, transportation, study materials, among others.“Today,” she said, “we cannot have a budget of U$12,000 locally (instead, we have) a budget of U$72,000 to send our scholars to school.”She said that the organization can now boast of 74 students in seven countries that are presently attending various universities doing under and postgraduate studies.The GPFA president said: “We are extremely proud of what GPFA has done in the country and we are committed to providing girls better education.”Cllr. Deweh Gray challenged Liberians to take education seriously by helping children who cannot afford to attend school.In special remarks, Senators Conmany B. Wesseh of River Gee and Morris Saytumah of Bomi counties thanked Madam Gbowee and her staff for the initiative and hope that she would expand it to include boys.The two Senators also used the occasion to caution Leymah Gbowee to be moderate in her remarks, especially when speaking on national issues because they may have the propensity to damage her hard earned reputation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img2014 Land of Canaan shootingAfter deliberating intensely for nearly six hours, the 12-member mixed jury involved in the trial of businessman Derek Jaisingh at the Demerara High Court was on Thursday unable to return formal verdicts on two counts of attempted murder.This businessman has been accused of firing multiple shots at his neighbour Sherwin Hamilton, 44, and at Hamilton’s uncle, 54-year-old Welton Edwards. Nine of the shots fired struck Hamilton, and two hit Edwards.The shootings occurred at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara on November 2, 2014.The account of Edwards and Hamilton was that they sought to enquire from Jaisingh why he allegedly assaulted Sherwin’s brother, Raymond Hamilton. Jaisingh’s claim was that he thought the two men, in the company of others, were about to perpetrate a robbery on him.Over the last two weeks, the jury considered these variables among other piecesPictured here: Derek Jaisingh’s trial ended in a hung juryof evidence they were presented by State Prosecutors Orinthia Schmidt and Lisa Cave. Much of the courtroom was packed with relatives and friends from both the accused and the virtual complainants during that time, and Thursday was no different, as many persons were left without seating at the announcement of the verdict.Just before dusk, the foreman informed the court that his fellow jurors could not come to a formal decision by way of 9-3 proportion, which was rendered on both counts. Earlier in the day, at about 14:30h, the jury sought further directions pertaining to the legalities surrounding self-defence and attempted murder.Justice Sandill Kissoon informed the panel that should they accept that the defendant was under imminent threat or danger, they should consider the nature of the attack, and also if the amount of force used was reasonable. At that point, they had been unable to determine a verdict, and the dissenting voices remained steadfast in their position several hours later.With close of this matter, the April criminal session was brought to a formal end, and the judge told a seemingly surprised Jaisingh that he will have to face another trial at the next practicable assizes. He will remain on bail pending the Director of Public Prosecution’s determination of another trial.During the trial, Sherwin Hamilton had claimed that when they approached Jaisingh on the allegation, he pulled out his weapon and began firing shots at him and his uncle.Sherwin, called “Nasty Man” said that he was sleeping in his shop at Land of Canaan when he heard screaming outside. He said he climbed up and looked out of his window and realised that the screams were that of his brother’s.“I went over the road and I saw this man sitting on my brother hitting him with a gun. I went out and pull off my brother by holding [Jaisingh] on his shoulder. After that, he get up and snatch my jersey and dealt a lash to me with his gun to my head,” he said.It was after this that Sherwin Hamilton went and called his uncle Welton to the scene. Sherwin’s brother, Raymond, had denied that he was “cooking up” a story when he said Jaisingh beat him with a chair, which led him to contact his two relatives, who were eventually shot.The witness noted that he heard gunshots, and when he came out to see what was happening, he saw his uncle Welton Edwards lying on the public road in a pool of blood. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

first_img“They gave a good team effort, which means practices were enjoyable and it was a fun atmosphere,” Lam said. Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Office of Education in Downey, the decathlon tests students on analytical skills, performance abilities and writing aptitude in 10 categories – art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, math, music, social science, speech and a Super Quiz. A total of 53 teams and about 500 students competed in this year’s decathlon, including 10 squads in the junior division. For the third year in a row, West High in Torrance finished first, earning 44,752 points out of a possible 60,000. Runner-up Mark Keppel High in Alhambra earned 43,934 points. “But you are all winners,” Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Darline Robles told the students. “And we look forward to seeing you next year.” MONTEBELLO – El Rancho High School took sixth place Thursday among 43 high schools competing in the county’s annual Academic Decathlon. El Rancho earned 38,999 points overall in the competition, which was held over the past two weeks at El Rancho and West High in Torrance. Winners were announced at an awards banquet Thursday at the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello. “I think they did really well,” said El Rancho High graduate Dawn Lam, who coached the school’s team for the first time this year. Only one student returned to the El Rancho team from last year, when the school placed fifth in the county competition. El Rancho High senior Thomas Medina, 18, said his team might have done better, but this year’s decathlon topic of China and its global influence “was more foreign to us than last year’s topic, which was the Renaissance.” “But we didn’t do badly. We’re only one spot down from where we placed last year,” he added. “We could have done better, but it wasn’t from a lack of effort.” The West High team advances to the state’s Academic Decathlon in March in Los Angeles. The state winner will earn a trip to Honolulu in April for the U.S. Academic Decathlon. (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051160Want 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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first_img 20. Adam Lallana (attacking midfield) 33. Jordon Ibe (attacking midfield) 9. Christian Benteke (striker) 24. Joe Allen (central midfield) 7. James Milner (central midfield) 11 11 11 11 11 19. Steven Caulker (centre-back) 11 6. Dejan Lovren (centre-back) Liverpool host West Ham in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday evening – and you can listen to the game live on talkSPORT from 5.30pm BST.The Reds survived a scare in the previous round after eventually knocking out stubborn League Two side Exeter in a replay following a 2-2 draw at St James’ Park.The Hammers progressed a little more smoothly, edging past Wolves 1-0 at Upton Park thanks to a fine goal from Nikica Jelavic.Liverpool, albeit successfully, have the disadvantage of playing 120 minutes in midweek when they snuck past Stoke to reach the League Cup final, so some of their players may be given a rest, particularly considering they play Leicester in the Premier League on Tuesday night.So will Jurgen Klopp see the game at Anfield as an opportunity to rest a few players?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see how we think the Reds will line up… 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right-back) – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the predicted line up in squad number order 53. Joao Teixeira (attacking midfield) 11 11 11 44. Brad Smith (left-back) 11 11last_img read more

first_imgMargo and half of the KIngdom!Donegal legend Margo held a concert in the INEC in Killarney last Saturday night to celebrate 50 years in music.The Donegal Association in Kerry then invited Margo to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for evening tea where she met with some of our members, their families and the locals came along to have their photos taken with her.Margo put on a wonderful performance at the INEC on Saturday night and also sang some of her favourites in Kate Kearneys. Here she is pictured outside Kate Kearneys Cottage in the Gap of Dunloe Beaufort, ( outside Killarney) where she was presented her a piece of Killarney Crystal as a token of appreciation. I would appreciate if you could put this in your paper and if anyone in Donegal would like to contact their family or friends living in Kerry we would be delighted to hear from them.MARGO’S ‘KINGDOM’ FOR A PIECE OF KILLARNEY CRYSTAL AFTER 50 YEARS ENTERTAINING was last modified: August 26th, 2014 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:Donegal Association KerryMARGOlast_img read more

first_imgBingo In Hall each Tuesday At 9Club Lotto results for 24/01/12 Counties drawn CN DB DY WW €20 each winners were Julia Blake Convoy , Jack Blake Convoy, Jennifer O Keeffe Convoy, Maureen Gallagher Convoy & Liam Prunty Convoy Next Weeks Lotto €3850St Marys held their annual dinner dance on Saturday night in Jacksons Hotel Well done to all the players who received awards on the night Senior Men Anthony Browne( Senior Player of the year) Shaun Browne( Young Player of the year) Liam Prunty( most dedicated Player) Reserves Sean Sweeny (Senior Reserves Player of the year) Caolan Gillen (Young Reserve Player) and Mark Gillen (Most Dedicated Player ), Oisin Porter and Raymond Mc Namee (Members of all Ireland Winning Voc School team ), Anthony Browne And Raymond Mc Namee (members of the Donegal Minor Panel), Senior Ladies Aoife Mc Laughlin( Senior Player OF The Year )Annie Rose Quinn (Young Player oF The Year )Margaret Bonner (Most Improved Player) Fiona Allan ,Niamh Mailey and Hannah Neilson (Members of The Donegal Minor Panel), Kelly Wilson And Niamh Mailey (Members of Donegal Senior Ladies Team) Hall Of Fame Award Eamonn Harkin, Club Person Of the Year Julia Blake,  Jacinta Mc Bride (most dedicated (Gaelic For Mothers).GAA NOTES: ST MARYS was last modified: January 29th, 2012 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:ST MARY’S GAA NOTESlast_img read more