first_imgHaving been knocked out of the Walker Cup via a penalty shoot-out defeat, Jamaica College (JC) are determined to retain the ISSA/FLOW Super Cup football competition title. JC will start their defence against Vere Technical at the National Stadium, starting at 6 p.m. This game is one of eight scheduled in the first round of the knockout competition dubbed ‘The Champions League of Schoolboy Football’. The second edition of the Super Cup will once again see a ‘town vs country’ showdown in the opening round. The top-eight Manning Cup teams and the top-eight daCosta cup sides will be battling for the trophy, top cash prize incentive of $1 million and bragging rights. JC is not the same team as last year, but coach Miguel Coley has been doing a good job with the team. JC breezed through Group A in the Manning Cup preliminary round and are on course to defend all three titles they won last year – Super Cup, Manning Cup and Olivier Shield. JC will look to seasoned players such as captain Allando Brown, Donovan Dawkins, Ronaldo Brown, as well as former Charlie Smith midfielder Chevon Crooks. On the other hand, Vere Technical easily won their Inter-Zone group with maximum nine points from three games on their way to the FLOW Super Cup. The former daCosta Cup champions have been making steady progress and will be no pushovers in the game against JC. In the opening game of the double-header, St Jago High oppose Lacovia. This game could go either way. In the first round, each team will get $25,000 and an additional $50,000 for advancing to the quarter-finals, with the four semi-finalists set to receive another $100,000. Each finalist will be paid $200,000, with the winners pocketing a further $625,000 for a local cash prize for a total cash prize of $1 million.last_img read more

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first_imgBefore I became a cuddly infantBefore the dawning of new dayBefore the nurses held my tiny little formBefore I opened my pink purplish mouth to cryBefore they put me in swaddling white wrapYou Thought Of MeBefore food you fed me mannaBefore I stretched my tiny ligamentsBefore they saw the glow in my brown eyesBefore my kinky golden hair scooped into a highBefore the hands helped to make me this daughterYou Thought of MeBefore the trucks broke its breaksBefore the plan of bad faith to crush meBefore unhappiness filled my family heartBefore I even grew to sing loud for the LordBefore that Christmas carol night years agoYou Thoughts Of MeBefore the tides changed recentlyBefore the planes boarded and flewBefore sickness plagued to handicappedBefore the vile mouths of some cursed meBefore the wicked plan of the bad heart stoodYou Thought Of MeBefore reason prevailed muchBefore a place was in solid rockBefore the twisting branches brokeBefore the refining of earth’s best mineralsBefore anger destroyed on woman’s labourYou Thought Of MeShare 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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first_imgThe new Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Matthew Langevine and his deputy Abiose Thomas will assume duties by September 19, as they have both entered into separate contracts with the Finance Secretary, Clerk of the National Assembly, SherlockFIU DirectorMatthew LangevineIsaacs said.At its last sitting before the August 8 recess, the National Assembly had unanimously appointed Langevine to the post of FIU director and Thomas as deputy director. Recommendations for the appointment were made by an Appointments Committee of the National Assembly.Langevine and Thomas’ appointments follow a recommendation of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2015, Act No. 1 of 2015 to select and endorse persons for the appointment as director, deputy director, attorney and accountant to FIU.The FIU functions in collaboration with the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Ministry of Finance in identifying and tracking persons fingered in financial illegalities.The Parliamentary Committee consists of government ministers, Chairperson George Norton, David Patterson, Amna Ally, Annette Ferguson, Cathy Hughes, and PPP Members of Parliament Gail Teixeira, Dr Clive Jagan, Ganga Persaud, Bishop Juan Edghill.According to the Committee Report, Langevine was shortlisted from a list of 17 candidates who applied for the position. The initial list of 17 candidates was shortlisted to three. It was decided that he was the most suitable for the position. His selection is subsequent to several rounds of due diligence exercises and interviews.The committee, which was also mandated to select a suitable candidate for the post of deputy director, decided on the current legal adviser Abiose Thomas.Langevine has worked in the local banking industry for several years.The last functional head of FIU was Paul Ghir.The Financial Intelligence Unit of Guyana is an autonomous body responsible for requesting, receiving, analysing and dissemination of suspicious transaction reports and other information relating to money laundering, terrorist financing or the proceeds of crime.  It was established and operates within the ambit of the Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act (AMLCFTA) 2009 and its Regulations.last_img read more

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first_imgAndrew Grove and the Sable Mining Africa Limited (SMAL) both indicted by the grand jury of Montserrado County have filed a motion to dismiss the indictment against them, terming it as null and void and without effect.Recently, the Special Presidential Taskforce, headed by Cllr. Jonathan Fonati Koffa indicted several government officials, including House Speaker, Alex Tyler and Grand Cape Mount County Senator and former chairman of the ruling Unity Party (UP), Cllr. Varney Sherman, for alleged crimes ranging from bribery to criminal conspiracy, economic sabotage, criminal facilitation and solicitation.According to court documents, Grove and SMAL in a 37-count motion said the court lacks jurisdiction over them and it does not have the power to exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction beyond the scope of its statutory powers.Quoting part I of the New Penal Code of Liberia, under the title general provisions, which states, “that if the accused participates outside Liberia or the offense against the Laws of Liberia committed in whole or in part within Liberia or offense constitutes an attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to commit an offense within Liberia, jurisdiction is conferred upon Liberia by treaty under such condition.”They said the indictment also alleges that they are based in London, Great Britain and criminally facilitated and collaborated with individuals for the alleged commission of the alleged crimes.They argued that the allegations in the indictment insinuate that Andrew Grove and SMAL are residents or are based in London, Great Britain, which “is absolutely incorrect and groundless in that, while it is true that Mr. Grove is a British by nationality, and Sable Mining Africa Limited is an international corporation, none is a resident in London as erroneously claimed by the indictment.”They said in another count such false allegations regarding their place of residence are further proofs that the indictment is nothing but mere speculations hatched by authors to unduly harass them. “Therefore, the indictment being product of falsehoods, it should be denied and dismissed,” they said. They further argued that the issuance of the indictment and writ of arrest “is incredibly impulsive and groundless and should be denied and dismissed, because the statute creating the Criminal Court “C” does not automatically confer upon it general jurisdiction or the power to exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction, especially where the indictment alleges that they reside outside of Liberia and where there exists no extradition treaty between Liberia and their home country.“There is a compelling documentary evidence to show that the claim upon which the Grand Jury’s indictment is based is groundless, because President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on August 20, 2010, apparently acting as head of government, wrote and submitted a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives to review the amended and restated version of the PPC (Public Procurement and Concessions) Act of 2006,” they stated. Court documents said Andrew Grove is a natural person and an executive employee of Sable Mining Africa Limited and neither a resident of Liberia nor an employee of any corporation doing business or operating under the laws of Liberia.Grove submitted that he has no dealing or interest whatsoever with business activities or officials in public service whether directly or indirectly and strongly rejects and denounces as grossly baseless any negative insinuations suggesting the commission of any crime or collusion for whatever actions or activities within Liberia. Grove, the motion said, is not a resident of Liberia and has nothing to do with officials in public service in Liberia.Sable Mining Africa Limited, the motion said, is a foreign corporation with no links with any official in public service whether directly or indirectly and categorically rejects and denounces any assertions from any source bordering on alleged collusion for the commission of any crimes within Liberia and, therefore, denounces the pretense of the issuance in absentia of a purported indictment against its corporate person, image and operations.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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first_imgNo problem. Hall dribbled and shot a little less and passed a lot more, like in Tuesday night’s 61-48 playoff victory against Etiwanda at Fontana High School . The victory has catapulted the Rebels into the CIF-Southern Section title game on either Friday or Saturday against Norco at The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. Although Hall played her newly adopted team game in the first three quarters Tuesday night, she turned it on offensively in the fourth quarter, scoring 13 of her 15 points. “I knew I had to step it up,” she said. “I wasn’t contributing very much until then. Everybody else was playing well, but it was time for me to pick up my game.” With her team ahead 40-34, Hall drained a 3-pointer from beyond the top of the circle, putting her team ahead by nine. FONTANA – Briana Hall checked her ego at the door this season. By the end of last season, it seemed Hall would be the unchallenged star and leader of the Miller girls basketball team in 2006-2007. But then the Wells sisters arrived. Junior Lola Wells transferred in from Jurupa Valley and her little sister Chloe, a freshman, enrolled at Miller as well. The Wells sisters are oozing with speed and talent, seemingly challenging Hall’s hold on the Rebels. center_img “That 3-pointer got me going,” Hall said. Miller coach Mel Wilkins had nothing but praise for Hall. “Everyone knows this is her team,” he said. “But she’s had to make a lot of sacrifices this year with the new girls coming in. But when it’s crunch time, we know who to go to.” At 5:13, Etiwanda forward Lyneeka Boyd muscled for a short bank shot to pull the Eagles within six points. Miller missed a shot at the other end and Etiwanda grabbed the rebound, but immediately threw the ball away. Then the omnipresent Hall made another field goal and the Rebels (29-2) zoomed away again to win their 19th consecutive game and earn the program’s first berth in a section title game. It was a disappointing loss for Etiwanda (24-6), which had a 10-game winning streak snapped. There were more than a few sets of teary eyes and some long hugs on the Etiwanda side as Miller was celebrating. In the end, too many missed Eagle free throws and layups, as well as mistakes against the Rebels’ pressure defense did in Etiwanda. “They have four absolutely tremendous guards,” Etiwanda coach Robert Siler said. “We did the best we could, but we’d get close and then they’d hit a 3. “We tried to keep the game at our pace and thought that if we could keep it in the high 40s or low 50s we’d have a chance, but every once in a while we’d start playing their game and throw it away.” 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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first_imgLANCASTER – The newly formed Antelope Valley Winegrowers Association will launch wine tours this summer to boost tourism, business and job growth, officials said Tuesday. The tours are scheduled to start in mid- to late June with the help of two limousine companies and will involve wineries and vineyards stretching from Agua Dulce to Tehachapi. “We have Napa to the north, and Temecula, Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. We are in the middle,” said Chantel Kilmer, association president and marketing director of Cameo Vineyards. “How difficult would it be to stop on the way through?” During a news conference, organizers noted that the Antelope Valley has a long and rich history of wine-making that ended with Prohibition in the 1920s. Designation as an American Viticulture Area would mean the Antelope Valley has unique topography and soil that can produce a unique grape, officials said. The four areas would be the Antelope Valley, Leona Valley, Acton and Agua Dulce area, plus the Tehachapi-Cummings Valley area. “Wine connoisseurs will buy wine for that extra distinction and nuance,” said Robert Woods, association spokesman and Leona Valley Winery technology director. Bob and Patty Souza, owners of Souza Family Vineyards in Tehachapi, where they grow grapes on four acres to make Primitivo Zinfandel wine, said they are excited about the tours. “We are thrilled they included us because we are sort of an outpost,” Bob Souza said. The Souzas said they are planning to add a wine-tasting room and establish a bed-and-breakfast this summer. The winegrowers association is a nonprofit organization that was formed last October to promote wine production and awareness about the industry in the greater Antelope Valley area. Membership is open to wineries, vineyards and wine enthusiasts. Also announced at the press conference was the third annual Gala Under the Stars wine-tasting fundraiser to benefit Leona Valley Heritage Park. The park is home to the 92-year-old, one-room Leona Valley schoolhouse and a building that will store and display historical artifacts and circa-1900 wooden vats, grape presses and winery equipment from the Belvino Winery, started by pioneer settlers John and Anna Marie Ritter after they came to the Antelope Valley in the 1890s. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Local vintners began replanting grapevines about 25 years ago, and the region now boasts five wineries, 33 vineyards and three tasting rooms. “People will stay at hotels, visiting areas and wine-tasting rooms,” Kilmer said. Kilmer said there will be four- and eight-hour tours, with the option of staying at a bed-and-breakfast inn that is planned at a winery in Tehachapi. Tour prices and information will be made available in May on the association’s Web site, www.avwinegrowers.org. Association officials also said they are applying to have four local areas federally designated as distinct wine-producing regions, which will increase the value of the grapes and local wine production. last_img read more

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first_img Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has sparked more speculation he is leaving the club after following Roma and a number of their players on social media.The Gunners shotstopper has dropped down the pecking order at the Emirates after the signing of Petr Cech from Premier League rivals Chelsea.The Polish goalkeeper originally lost his place to David Ospina as a punishment for getting caught smoking in a post-match shower.And he now looks to have lost his place in the first team down to ability with Cech coming in as the new No.1.Szczesny suddenly started following the Serie A side on Instagram on Monday night and followed it up by adding Francesco Totti and Alessandro Florenzi to his profile. 1last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event According to several witnesses, the woman had seemed to hesitate momentarily before running eastbound into the street, Bluff said. She was hit first by a 1995 Ford Thunderbird, then was struck and dragged 75 to 100 feet by the van. The van was described as light colored and having windows in the rear, but no side windows, Bluff said. The Thunderbird’s driver was not hurt. The dead woman was described only as an African-American woman. Anyone with information about the van was asked to call the Lancaster sheriff’s station at (661) 948-8466. LANCASTER – Sheriff’s deputies are hunting for a light-colored cargo van that drove off after hitting and dragging for more than 75 feet a woman who moments earlier had been hit by a car after running into a street. The driver of the first car that hit her stopped, deputies said. “The driver of the second vehicle, the light-colored van, failed to stop at the scene and is being sought for a possible hit-and-run investigation,” Sgt. A. Bluff said. The woman, who has not been identified, suffered massive injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident occurred about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday on 10th Street West north of Avenue H-12. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com 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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first_imgThe Fourth Outing of the Donegal ETB Golf Society took place on Saturday the 5th of September in Letterkenny Golf Club.Elaine Russell claimed Top Place with a fine score of 33points on a day. Second was Danny Conaghan with 30points. Third, Fourth and Fifth were split on b.o.t with Seamus Clerkin (3rd), Gareth Doherty (4th) and Kevin Murphy (5th) all scoring 29points. The remainder of the top ten places went to 6th Deirdre O’Toole 29points, 7th Cathal McGee 28points (b.o.t.), 8th Éanna Ó Mainín 28points, 9th Tony Greally 28points and tenth Michael McGrath 25points.The Category 4 Prize was won by Tony GreallyRetired Members Prize was won by Eamonn McDonnell******************* The Fifth Outing of the Donegal ETB Golf Society took place on Saturday 10th October in Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh.Oliver Plunkett took First Place with a great score of 35points. Second was Deirdre O’Toole on 33points. Third, Fourth and Fifth were split on b.o.t with Éanna Ó Mainín (3rd), Joe Ward(4th) and John Bosco Gallagher (5th) all scoring 32points.The remainder of the top ten places went to 6th Elaine Russell 31points (b.o.t.), 7th PJ McGowan 31 points, 8th Michael McGrath 30points (b.o.t.), 9th Breid Kelly 30points (b.o.t.) and Tenth Jimmy O’Donnell 30points.The Category 4 Prize was win by Breid KellyRetired Members Prize was won by PJ McGowan.********************With both Outings scores taken into consideration, the Top Five Places in the Golfer of the Year are as follows: PositionNameGOY Points1Oliver Plunkett912Seamus Clerkin593Cathal McGee564John Bosco Gallagher545Alex Harkin53The Magnificent 7 Competition continued and the top scores after the first five Outings are as follows;PositionNamePoints1Elaine Russell122Eamon McDonnell, Michael McGrath, Oliver Plunkett11The Society’s next Outing, the Team Event (Corn Sheáin Uí Longáin Comortás Foirne), is scheduled for Bundoran GC on Saturday 14th of November.Captain 2015, Kevin Murphy would like to remind all Schools and Centres that newcomers, irrespective of their golfing ability, are most welcome to join this excellent Society. Membership conditions are available on ETB Intranet Site or by contacting Society P.R.O. Marcel McCafferty (marcelmccafferty@donegaletb.ie) or Society Secretary Jim McGlynn (jimmcglynn@donegaletb.ie).ELAINE RUSSELL IN SUPERB FORM AT THE DONEGAL ETB GOLF SOCIETY was last modified: November 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfSportlast_img read more

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first_imgThe 31 man contingent traveled on Thursday morning. Tags: abdallah mubiruCHAN 2020topUganda Cranes CHAN 2020 Qualifiers Somalia vs UgandaAl Haji Hussein Guled Stadium, Djibouti Saturday, 27-07-2019 @6pmAbdallah Mubiru and his technical team named a team of 18 players that will face Somalia on Saturday in the 2020 CHAN qualifiers.Initially, 30 players were summoned for preparations by Mubiru and the Police tactician spent over a week with most of the players.Only 7 KCCA FC player who were taking part in the CECAFA Kagame Cup, were absent from training in the first week, returning three days before the final 18 was named.On Tuesday, inside sources revealed that Nicholas Kasozi and Filbert Obenchan were the first players to be dropped despite not featuring in any of the training sessions.Five more players were then dropped before the build-up game against Proline FC on Wednesday afternoon.The players who did not get a chance to feature in the stalemate with Proline were Keni Saidi, Joel Mutakubya, Kigozi Samson Andrew, Odong Johnson and Owor David, taking the number to 23.However, it was revealed that only 18 players qould travel to Djibouti, prompting Mubiru to trim his squad further.The next casualties included, Yasin Mugabi, Disan Galiwango, Nelson Ssenkatuka, Yusuf Ssozi and Ashraf Mandela.The Cranes have trained for 10 days, playing three build-up games.The Cranes played three build-up games.They defeated URA FC 1-0, lost 0-1 to Kitara and then drew 0-0 with Proline FC.After the draw with Prolince, Mubiru claimed his team was ready to face Somalia.The team of 18 players and 13 officials are understood to have departed for Djibouti in the wee hours of Thursday morning.The 31 man contingent will have FUFA Executive Committee Member Kalyebara David Mukidi as the Leader of Delegation while National teams’ Officer Paul Mukatabala travelled in advance on Wednesday morning to plan for the team’s arrival.The 18 PlayersJames Alitho (URA FC), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Tom Masiko (Vipers SC), Mustafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Mbowa Paul Patrick (URA FC), Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC), Ibrahim Juma Sadam (KCCA FC), Kayiwa Allan (Vipers SC), Lwanga Tadeo (Vipers SC), Mutyaba Muzamiru (KCCA FC), Kagimu Shafik Kuchi (URA FC), John Revita (Express FC), Awany Dennis Timothy (KCCA FC), Serunkuma Dan Muzeyi (Vipers SC), Kyambadde Allan (KCCA FC), Kaddu Patrcik Henry (KCCA FC) and Allan Okello (KCCA FC)The officials Kalyebara David Mukidi –Leader of DelegationMubiru Abdallah-Head coachMbabazi Charles Livingstone (Assistant Coach)Massa Geofrey –Team ManagerWassa Sadiq –Gaolkeeper coachNakabago Emannuel-Team DoctorMayamba Stephen-Team Media OfficerBumpenje Frank-KitsmanNdawula Muhamamd Shaban- FUFA DelegateDonney Robert- FUFA DelegateMulekezi Reagan –102.1 FUFA fmNsubuga Brian Emmy –FUFA Secretariat staffPaul Mukatabala Nantulya -National Teams’ OfficerComments last_img read more

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