win Division TwoIn the Division Two final, Peak Bottling defeated Sagicor Group 2-0 in the final thanks to goals from Maurice Ricketts in the 41st minute and Andrew Morrison in the 84th.Division One champions Petrojam won a third trophy on Wednesday when beating Peak Bottling 3-1 in the Challenge Shield match at Barbican. Goals from Andrew Christie, Leon Strickland, and Jarron Richards sealed the issue, while Andrew Morrison got a consolation goal for the Emelio Clarke-coached Peak Bottling in the 74th minute.Petrojam will play St Ann Business House champions Couples next Saturday in the all-island Champion of Champions final.Spit Fyan are Petrojam are BH Remember’ CupOrville Henriques showed his dominance of Professional Practical shooting at the local level when he won the latest challenge match dubbed ‘September to Remember’ at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club.Henriques tallied the maximum attainable score of 670 points after winning all eight stages. It was the highest margin of victory in recent years. Ellsworth Dixon, who finished second on two stages, was the runner-up with 70 per cent, gaining 471 points. Third and fourth, respectively, were female shooter Sue Ann Henriques and Evan Grant.Cleon Stewart was fifth, Thomas Jones sixth, and Owen Campbell seventh. Young shooter Desmond Prince made the top 10 for the first time with a creditable 246 points.Howie Chin Memorial Cup, October 2The fifth staging of the Howie Chin Memorial Football Cup for preparatory schools in Manchester will take place next Friday. Hosts for the opening games and dress parade will be defending champions Mt St Joseph Prep. Start time is noon.The competition is named in honour of Howie Chin, the former Manchester FA executive and previous owner of Brumalia House, which is also a current sponsor of the Manchester KO Cup.Eight teams will participate. one-day rallyBank of Jamaica (BoJ) won the Interbank five-a-side one-day rally at the NWC playing field last Sunday, clipping Jamaica National 1-0 in the final through a Roger Bucknor goal.Many-time champions Scotiabank, who were beaten in the semis by Jamaica National, won the dress parade for the 14th time, however, ahead of BoJ. The Interbank league kicks off tomorrow with two matches: defending champions Scotiabank vs BoJ at Alpha starting at 1:30 p.m. and Jamaica National vs NCB at 3:30 p.m.Peak Bottling mid-season champsCaribbean Classic’s unbeaten run in the 2015-2016 Jamaica Domino Council Association League came to an end as arch-rivals Spit Fyah overpowered them 300-267 in the mid-season final last Sunday.The Bayside, Portmore-based team assumed a 28-point lead (153-125) at half-time and never looked back.The teams will now focus on League play, which will resume tomorrow with a full slate of matches.George Lee Memorial 5K road race tomorrowThe George Lee Memorial 5K Run/Walk Road Race is on tomorrow starting at the Portmore HEART College of Construction Services in Portsmouth, St Catherine. Warm-up is at 6:15 a.m., with the race set to begin at 6:30 a.m. Proceeds of the event will go towards a children’s scholarship/ grant fund and a senior citizens recreational centre. The entry fee for individuals is $1000. For groups of 10 the fee is $800 per person. George Lee, affectionately called Mr Portmore, was instrumental in Portmore becoming a municipality. He was the first directly elected mayor of Portmore. He is also the only man to serve as mayor twice. Dover Lawrence of Sun City Radio and Dana Thomas of Bridgeport High School were last year’s male and female winners, respectively.90 juniors vie for Guardian Life Open titlesOver 90 of Jamaica’s best junior players will vie for Titles at The Guardian Life Open Junior Tennis Tournament at the Liguanea Club.The tournament is scheduled to begin this morning at 9 o’clock with players, vying for trophies. The categories are Boys’ 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 and Girls beginners, intermediary and advanced levels.In addition to trophies, the winners in each category will also receive points toward their national ranking. The semi-finals will be played tomorrow at 9 a.m. with the finals scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m. The closing and presentation ceremony will follow directly after the finals.Portsmouth Primary Football RallyThe Portsmouth Primary one-day football rally will be played next Friday, October 2 on the school grounds. Registration is set for 9 a.m., and matches are slated to begin at 9:30 a.m.Entry fee is $3,000 and must be paid by Thursday, October 1. The main aim of the competition is to promote and develop football within the schools and build the confidence of young players, while providing the experience needed for upcoming competitions. The competition is open to both primary and preparatory schools in Jamaica. The event was last contested in 2013, where McAuley Primary won from Spanish Town. They defeated the host school 3-2.South East St Catherine Domino League returnsUnbeaten Passagefort United will host Garveymeade at Myrtle Way when the South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League returns with three games tomorrow. In other encounters, Waterford take on Westmeade Rising Stars at Waterford, while Cumberland are at home against Portsmouth.Recently, Passagefort thwarted the challenge of Westmeade Rising Stars 250-242 to jump to maximum 28 points from seven games, 10 points clear of Waterford (18 points).Waterford beat Garveymeade 250-226 in their last match. Ken’s Wildflower (18 points) beat Cumberland 250-242. Garveymeade (17 points) have dropped to fourth place, while Cumberland are fifth with 17 points, Westmeade, sixth with 11 points. Portsmouth are at the foot, of the table on two points.Wint returned as Manchester FA bossDalton Wint was re-elected to serve another two-year term as president of the Manchester FA at the parish’s annual general meeting recently.In winning his fourth straight term, Wint defeated challenger Duane James 27-14. Baron Watson was returned as first vice-president, but there is now a new second vice-president in Dudley Powell. Powell takes the post that was vacated by Nyron Goodhall. Janice Grant was returned as treasurer and Clarence Jackson as general secretary.There are two new faces on the executive committee. They are Omar Robinson and Derick Reid. Donovan Senior, Brian Sterling, and Cranston Kelly remain members of the executive.Henriques lands ‘September to Football championsPetrojam completed the Business House football double last Saturday when they defeated the previously unbeaten GraceKennedy 3-2 on penalty kicks in the KSAFA/Western Sports Division One final at Barbican playing field.The Lennie Hyde-coached Petrojam, which won the knockout title earlier this month, were winning the Division One title for the fifth time in the last six years.In a closely contested league final, Petrojam and GraceKennedy played to a 1-1 stalemate in regulation and extra time.Petrojam took the lead through Arnett Gardens Premier League player Jarron Richards in the 74th minute, beating the Grace goalkeeper, Edsel Scott, from close range.Despite having to play with 10 men from the 64th minute when Kerat HoSang was shown the red card for dangerous play, GraceKennedy gained the equaliser from Adrian Coley, his header beating goalkeeper Damion Hyatt in the 83rd minute.BoJ win Interbank
Authorities of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) yesterday burned about 8,159 Kg of home-grown Marijuana, 191 grams of cocaine and 149 grams of heroin valued over US$673, 464 in Monrovia. Some of the illicit substances that wouldn’t burn were taken apart and physically destroyed by the LDEA agents in full view of the public.“The ceremony that characterized the burning and the destruction of the illicit substances yesterday climaxed activities that officially marked the observance of this year’s International Drug Day in the country,” LDEA Director, Anthony K. Souh, told those who turned out en-masse, including LDEA’s foreign partners, for the occasion.Of the illicit substances the LDEA destroyed yesterday, Nimba County alone accounted for about 4, 843 kilograms of marijuana, 10 grams of heroin, followed by Bong County with 1,110 Kg of the home-grown marijuana. The rest, LDEA said, was arrested from the 13 counties of which Grand Bassa and Montserrado counties accounted the highest grades of cocaine and heroin.According to Director Souh, “Some of those illicit substances were arrested from dealers and cultivators across the country, while some were arrested from the end users over a period from January to June this year.”This year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and its illicit trafficking under the theme: “Think Health Not Drugs,” was scheduled for Sunday, June 26, but the celebration was officially proclaimed yesterday (Wednesday).Drug abuse and its illicit-trafficking have posed major problems to the human race and millions of people worldwide continue to be affected directly and indirectly.The proclamation is in consonance with an Act of National Legislature adopted in 1999 creating the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA), with the authority to combat the importation, illicit trafficking and use of dangerous drugs. The observance of the day is intended to create awareness of the devastating effects of illicit drugs on individuals and families and to mobilize communities and other stakeholders against the use of such substances. On December 7, 1987, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted Resolution 42/112, which set aside the 26th day of June of each year as International Day Against Illicit Trafficking of Drugs and other Substances of Abuse, and it is celebrated worldwide. The occasion yesterday started with a street parade, which brought together the LDEA, the Liberia National Police, officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization and the student community.Earlier, the keynote speaker, Augustine Tamba, President of the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), said it was troubling when the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) draws down and the country’s national security assumes the responsibilities to control the borders, ports of entries, cities, towns and villages in the wake of the growing wave of transnational and national crimes including drug-trafficking.Mr. Tamba, among other things, recommended to the mission that except for special operations, the LDEA should reduce the presence of uniform officers to gather precise, accurate and prompt information for quick reaction; that the LDEA take into account the use of technological instruments to track down illicit drug traffickers, etc.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
At the Tunes Liberia Music AwardsThe Centennial Pavilion came alive on Saturday as several hundred Liberians crowded the venue to be a part of the first annual Tunes Liberia Music Award.Although several Liberian music award shows have been held in the diaspora, this event was one of the largest to be organized in Liberia.Both the executive officer of the event, Elvis Juasemai, and the event’s consultant advisor, Ambassador David W. Anderson, said despite a few hiccups, the event was a resounding success and marked yet another chapter in the history of the Liberian music industry.Juasemai said that overall the awards were dedicated to the memory of Liberian music icon, the late Quincy Burrows, aka Quincy B.Quincy received two posthumous awards at the event including for ‘Best Video of the Year’ (‘My Pledge’ featuring Sweetz) and ‘The Legendary Award.’ Both of his awards were received by his mother, who reminded the public that Quincy B was survived by two young children. She appealed to the Liberian public to make donations to support the children and their mothers.At the climax of the event, Orange Liberia unveiled and presented the ‘Orange Customer Award’ to popular artist Kizzy W. The winner was determined by the artist who had received the highest number of votes by SMS.The corporate communications strategist for Orange Liberia, Dr. Kimmie Weeks, said Kizzy W had won the prize by more than 10,000 votes. Presenting the award together with a Tecno Phantom 8 smartphone to the winner, Noel Chateau, chief marketing officer at Orange, congratulated Kizzy W and explained that Orange would not only support the growth of the Liberian music industry but would also make investments in education, movies and sports.Other artists who walked away with prizes included: CIC, for Best AfroPop Artist; Revoluxon Rocky, for Best New Artist; Christoph, for Best HipCo Artist, while the major prize of the night, Artist of the Year, was won by DenG, who also gave an electrifying performance.Tunes Liberia is an online site that allows users to download or stream Liberian music. Ambassador Anderson said that the site had achieved 10 million views, with 100,000 views a week, making it one of the most popular Liberian web portals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
OAKLAND – Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Kotsay will have arthroscopic surgery on his back today and could be sidelined up to three months. The procedure, to be performed in Los Angeles, will repair a herniated disk that has bothered the 31-year-old for the past two seasons. He said there is no exact timetable for his return to the 2006 AL West champions, but it likely will take 8 to 12 weeks of recovery time. Kotsay, a Santa Fe High School graduate, left the A’s Phoenix training complex for Southern California late last week to seek other medical opinions and undergo further tests. He has not practiced since Feb. 26, when he first complained of stiffness in his back. Kotsay underwent an MRI test two days later. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Pedro Martinez threw a baseball Wednesday for the first time since rotator cuff surgery last October. Dr. Nilesh Shah, physician for the Indians’ Class A Carolina League farm team at Kinston, N.C., backed his car out of its parking spot and into Feller’s vehicle. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Giants first baseman Ryan Klesko will miss the next week of spring training with a strained muscle in his left side. Klesko signed a one-year deal with San Francisco in December. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The New York Mets ace lightly tossed a ball for about 10 minutes from a distance of about 45 feet at the Mets’ minor league complex. Martinez is not expected to rejoin the Mets’ rotation until the second half of the season. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)- Kris Benson is experiencing increased soreness in his right shoulder, a development that means the Baltimore Orioles pitcher may need surgery on his torn rotator cuff. Working on the advice of two doctors, Benson is attempting to rehabilitate the injury at spring training camp. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Bob Feller, at 88 the second-oldest living member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, was unhurt in a minor car accident at the Cleveland Indians’ spring training complex Tuesday.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Andy Sidaris, the television sports pioneer who finished his career surrounded by scantily clad B-movie beauties, has died. He was 76. Sidaris died Wednesday of throat cancer, according to his wife, Arlene. Known for his ebullient personality and creative approach to televised sports, Sidaris directed the first “Wide World of Sports” for ABC, a job he continued for the next 25 years. Sidaris pioneered what he called the “honey shot,” close-ups of cheerleaders and pretty girls in the stands at sporting events. He won an Emmy Award in 1969 for directing the Summer Olympics. His lighthearted personality “brought out the best in everybody who surrounded him,” ABC announcer Keith Jackson said. “Andy was one of a kind.” Sidaris branched out to dramatic television in the 1970s, directing episodes of “Kojak” and “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.” Then he expanded into film, specializing in action flicks featuring gun-toting Playboy Playmates. Titles include “Bullets, Bombs and Babes,” “Fit to Kill” and “Savage Beach.” With his wife as his production partner, he made 12 films. A native of Chicago, Sidaris was a longtime resident of Beverly Hills. Along with his wife, Sidaris is survived by son Drew and daughters Alexa Garner and Stacey Avela. Services were scheduled for Sunday in Los Angeles.
Newcomer is one of five people to have served two terms as mayor. The others were Frank Chandler (1940-42 and 1948-50); Donald Vaupel (1958-60 and 1962-64); Vic Lopez (1980-82 and 1988-90); and Nordbak (1996-98 and 2005-06). Newcomer said he sees progress for Whittier over the next year. “I’d like to see Nelles sold to a private developer and the Uptown specific plan completed and building begin,” he said. “I’d like to see the Greenway Trail finished, and for the city to negotiate the rights to extend it to the east. “I look forward to progress on the police station, and I’d like to see a building built on the \ Alpha Beta property.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “If someone is going to be mayor for a year and you’re not sure that’s the person you want to be mayor, well, it’s only for a year and easy to put up with,” he said. “There’s less to disagree over.” Vinatieri, for example, will likely get his chance at being mayor a year from now. Things were not always so peaceful. Only a few years ago, former Councilwoman Janet Henke, Councilman Greg Nordbak and former Councilman Allan Zolnekoff all were elected mayor on 3-2 votes. “I think the thing that caused the dissent in the past was the fact that people were being passed over what was considered the normal rotation,” said Henderson, who last served as mayor from 1992-94. “It can get real political, nasty and personal,” he added. “I’m glad to see that we’ve gone beyond that.” WHITTIER – Councilman Owen Newcomer has been elected as Whittier’s mayor – again – becoming the fifth person in the city’s 109-year history to serve in that position twice. He last served as mayor in 2004, but was voted into the post again after only two years because Councilman Bob Henderson chose not to take his turn as mayor, and because former Councilman Doug Lopez chose not to run for re-election in 2004. Council members Tuesday voted unanimously – 4-0, with Councilwoman Cathy Warner absent due to illness – in selecting Newcomer as mayor. Councilman Joe Vinatieri was elected mayor pro tem. In the past, mayors served for two years, but that lead to in-fighting, so the council changed the term to one year. Since then, the post has rotated among council members, largely without controversy. The one-year term means that everyone on the council will get a chance to serve as mayor, Newcomer said.
Ray CoyleA WELL-known entrepreneur behind snack food giants Tayto and Hunky Dory’s says he is planning to expand three new businesses in his beloved Gaoth Dobhair.Ray Coyle has sold his remaining shares in Largo Foods – but says he is committed to new jobs in Co Donegal.He is basing them at the old crisp factory premises which the new German owners of the Meath-based Tayto closed last year. Coyle has invested in three fledgling food businesses, taking on equity stakes and planning to move their manufacturing to Gaoth Dobhair over the next few months.Donegal Daily understands around 30 jobs could initially be on their way for an area which badly needs more jobs.One of the businesses is Natasha’s Living Foods, the health food brand known for its kale crisps and raw cacao brownies, founded by raw food fan Natasha Czopor.Coyle is taking on a 55pc stake in the business in exchange for an investment of over €500,000. “She has got it dead right,” he said of Czopor.“Her products are exactly what today’s health-conscious consumers are looking for. My daughter uses them – and she is an Olympic athlete.”Daughter Natalya is getting read to complete in the pentathlon in Rio 2016, having finished ninth at the London Olympics in 2012.Coyle’s other two new food investments are SynerChi, the country’s first kombucha brewery, and Irish Cone and Wafer, Ireland’s largest manufacturer of cones for 99 ice creams.“If there is a business opportunity where there is a reasonable chance of success and it is a subject that I know something about, then I will go for it,” said Coyle, who is 63. “I may do less, or something different, but I will never do nothing. I had some really classic failures. But I have been lucky too… and overall I chose more good ones that bad. You just have to be persistent, to be dogged about it.”GAOTH DOBHAIR JOBS BOOST AS ENTREPRENEUR TO EXPAND ‘CRISP FACTORY’ BUSINESSES was last modified: October 25th, 2015 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:food businessesGweedorejobsray coyle
Tionólfar Ard Fheis Chonradh na Gaeilge an deireadh seachtaine beag seo (17.4-19.4.15) i Ros Cré, Co. Thiobraid Árainn.Tiocfaidh teachtaí ó ar fud an oileáin le chéile in Óstan an Racket Hall chun cás na Gaeilge a chíoradh, todhchaí na teanga a chinntiú, agus chun na rúin a stiúrfaidh obair na heagraíochta don bhliain atá romhainn a phlé.Seolfaidh Iar-Uachtarán an Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Liam Ó Néil, imeachtaí na hArd Fheise oíche Dé hAoine. Ar an oíche chéanna, faoi chathaoirleacht Uachtarán an Chonartha Cóilín Ó Cearbhaill, pléifidh Nodlaig Ní Bhrollaigh, Abhcóide agus Gníomhaí Teanga; Tómas Ó Síocháin, Clárbhainisteoir Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh agus Iar-Chlár-Reachtaire TG4 agus RTÉ; agus Julian de Spáinn, Ard-Rúnaí Chonradh na Gaeilge, na bealaí is fearr chun tionchar a imirt ar an gcóras polaitiúil, go háirithe ar an gcomhairliúchán ar Acht Gaeilge ó thuaidh agus ar na holltoghcháin atá le teacht. Tar éis caint iarbhricfeasta ón Seanadóir Labhrás Ó Murchú maidin Dé Satharn, socrófar gnó reatha agus todhchaí na heagraíochta faoin mana “Athnuachan- Deonachas, Dualgas, & Eagraíocht.” Beidh deis ag lucht freastal na hArd Fheise páirt a ghlacadh i gceardlanna faoi forbairt ar bhallraíocht agus ionadaíocht san eagraíocht agus i siúlóid urraithe 5km do Ghaelscoil an tSlí Dála tráthnóna Dé Satharn freisin.Dúirt Cóilín Ó Cearbhaill, Uachtarán Chonradh na Gaeilge: “Táimid ag súil go mór leis an Ard Fheis i mbliana agus le fáilte a chur roimh gach éinne a bheidh ag freastal air. Is iomaí cinneadh a rinne pobal na Gaeilge ag Ardfheiseanna an Chonartha a raibh tionchar chinniúnach acu ar chás na Gaeilge agus ar stair na hÉireann, agus tá súil againn gur amhlaigh a bhéas an Ard Fheis i mbliana.”Dúirt Julian de Spáinn, Ard-Rúnaí Chonradh na Gaeilge: “Tá tábhacht an-mhór ag Ard Fheis Chonradh na Gaeilge i mbliana mar go bhfuil próiséis comhairliúcháin faoi Acht na Gaeilge faoi lán sheol ó thuaidh agus go bhfuil toghcháin le reáchtáil ar fud an oileáin sa bhliain atá romhainn. Tá sé riachtanach go mbeadh pobal na Gaeilge agus Conradh na Gaeilge réidh agus rannpháirteach sna próiséis seo. Is deis í an Ard Fheis muid a ullmhú agus eagrú don obair chinniúnach ós ár gcomhair.” ARD FHEIS CHONRADH NA GAEILGE 2015 i ROS CRÉ was last modified: April 16th, 2015 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:ARD FHEIS CHONRADH NA GAEILGE 2015 i ROS CRÉ
SAN JOSE — The Sharks reassigned Antti Suomela to the Barracuda on Tuesday, leaving the NHL club with just 12 forwards for the time being. A corresponding move was not announced, and it is unclear how long the Finnish-born centerman might stay in the American Hockey League.Suomela, 24, has been a healthy scratch for the last two Sharks games as winger Lukas Radil, 28, entered the lineup. Radil had a goal in San Jose’s 5-3 win over Arizona on Saturday and had an assist in Monday’s 5-2 Sharks …