Vere duo pleases Graham

first_imgThe Vere Technical pair of Brittany Anderson and Amoi Brown brought a smile to the face of their hurdles coach, Raymond Graham, with their performances at last weekend’s Carifta Trials. Speaking after Anderson and Brown had won their respective 100m hurdle finals, Graham said he wasn’t surprised by their dominance. He also announced that Anderson won’t hurdle again until Boys and Girls Championships. Anderson experienced some knee pain after her exertions in the long jump on Saturday, but, Graham said he advised, “take the pain out of your head.” Anderson, the Boys and Girl’s Championships 100m class 2 favourite, gave a polished performance on Sunday and won the under-18 final in 13.21 seconds, ahead of defending class 2 champion Daszay Freeman of Manchester High School and Shanette Allison of Holmwood Technical High School. The coach rates this as better than her season leading run of 13.18 seconds at the Youngster Goldsmith meet on February 4. He recalled that the wind reading then was -1.6 metres per second, and said, “She was against Freeman, against Allison and the wind reading is -3.2 so it’s amazing what this young lady can do.” “The sky is the limit”, he concluded. Brown sparkled in the U20 100m hurdles final, winning in 13.34 seconds. She has overcome injury problems from last season. “In Class 2, she came fourth,” Graham recounted, “and I saw the potential.” “Once she remains fit,” the coach assured, “nobody can beat her.” Anderson and Brown are training partners at Vere. “Amoi pushes Anderson and vice versa so I’m not surprised”, he concluded. He was also very happy with the runner-up spot achieved by Wayne Pinnock of Kingston College in the 110m hurdles for under 18 boys. “He jumped 7.25 and he was beaten by a world class athlete Dejour Russell.” Even Freeman is one of Anderson’s prime rivals for the Boys and Girls Championships class 2 title, her return to form has Graham’s approval. “I’m happy to see Freeman coming back because people wrote her off,” he said of the Manchester High standout who clocked 13.44 seconds on Sunday. He reckons that this strengthens Jamaica’s bid for glory at the upcoming World Under-18 Championships. “This is good for Jamaica because World Youth is coming up” he projected, while regretting the expected absence of the United States. In a final nod to the prowess of Anderson and Freeman, he predicted, “Jamaica can sweep all the medals in the hurdles there.”last_img read more

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Remarks Delivered by H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of the Republic of Liberia …

first_imgMr. Speaker and Members of the LegislatureMr. Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme CourtMr. President Pro TemporeMembers of the National LegislatureThe Dean and Members of the CabinetThe Doyen and members of the Diplomatic CorpsLadies and GentlemenWe are here to participate in a historic milestone in the fulfillment of our steadfast effort to transform our country. We continue to challenge those in public service and the private sector that the development of our country depends on the vision, leadership and participation of all; that goals and targets are achieved only when everyone plays a part.We are on Ashmun Street to dedicate a structure that gives our capital city a new lease, one that brings us on par with other Central Banks in the sub-region. At the same time, we stand facing the rapid destruction of a historic structure that is a victim to the games of insensitivity and greed.Credit for the achievement today goes to Governor Mills Jones and his able lieutenants for their determination to complete in this administration another major project that was started by a previous government. I recall the early strong objection faced by a major bilateral partner for what was considered the improper use of reserves for such a high cost facility. I am glad that I stood firm in support of the Governor’s decision and I am sure we are all proud of the results. In doing so, we recognize the importance of collaboration and support to the institution, which serves as the custodian of public resources. We are to provide backing to our institution, which with broad ranging autonomy and independence granted by statue, is called upon to forego personal ambition in serving the national interest.I wish to recognize also the role played by the Board of Governors and with particular salute to retired Governor John Bestman, a long time public servant par excellence.Thank you all for participating in this celebratory event.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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20th Annual Steak & Lobster Dinner and Dance

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Saturday, May 11th, 2019 the 20th Annual Steak & Lobster Dinner and Dance will take place at the Legion.Hosted by the PPCLI 2276 Army Cadets, the doors will open at 5:00 pm with dinner being served at 6:00 pm. The evening will be headlined by the band TrainWreck from 9:00 pm – 1:00 am. There will also be silent and live auctions as well as 50/50 draws.Tickets for the event are $50 per ticket and can be purchased from the Legion or by contacting Tina Edwards; 250-329-7379.- Advertisement -To view the FB Event page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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England fans warned over flag-waving at World Cup

first_img“I think people need to be really careful with flags. It can come across as almost imperialistic… and can cause antagonism,” Roberts, the national lead for football policing, told Britain’s Times newspaper.“We really urge some caution about people putting flags out and waving them about in public.“We would not expect people to come across to this country, get drunk and drape flags on the Cenotaph (the memorial to Britain’s national war dead) so we need to extend the same courtesy when we go abroad.”After Russian hooligans attacked England fans in Marseilles in 2016, they posted photos of dozens of “captured” St George’s flags, the report said.Roberts warned fans to be particularly careful in Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, which hosts England’s opening game against Tunisia on June 18.Tensions are high between Britain and Russia over the poisoning of former double agent Yuri Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury earlier this year. Britain has blamed Russia for the attempted murder, a charge that Moscow has strongly denied.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England fans have been warned over waving the flag of St George in Russia © AFP/File / ADRIAN DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 16 – Police chiefs have urged England fans attending the World Cup not to display the flag of St George over fears it will be seen as antagonistic to their Russian hosts.Mark Roberts of the National Police Chiefs’ Council is heading to Russia with a team of fellow officers to work with their Russian counterparts to protect up to 10,000 England fans.last_img read more

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DCFS, faith groups unite

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – County child welfare officials launched a partnership with local faith-based organizations Wednesday by urging religious leaders to help in their mission to strengthen families. About 50 leaders from the west San Gabriel Valley attended the Family to Family Faith Community Partners meeting at Lake Avenue Church.Officials from the Department of Children and Family Services said the meeting was rooted in a new focus to tap the entire community for assistance to families. “We need your help,” Eric Marts, a DCFS regional administrator in Compton, told the faith leaders. “You have resources. You have services.” DCFS also works with groups like hospitals, law enforcement, mental health providers and school districts.About 40,000 children in the Los Angeles County foster-care system are served by about 3,500 social workers. About 1,200 of those children are in the west San Gabriel Valley area, officials said. The appeal to the broader community for assistance started with DCFS Director David Sanders, who came to the position in March 2003, officials said. Previously, the DCFS focused on child safety, Marts said, but was not helping to meet other needs that stressed families, such as unemployment or poverty.The Compton faith community has been working with the DCFS for about 18 months, Marts said, leading to a 31 percent reduction in the number of children entering foster care. Social workers can refer families, depending on their needs, to religious groups, he said.For example, Marts said if parents need a new refrigerator or school uniforms, religious groups can help.While the government is not allowed to endorse any particular religion, almost all leaders who attended Wednesday’s meeting were Christian. DCFS officials sent about 300 invitations to leaders from a range of area religious groups. Angela Parks-Pyles, regional administrator for the Pasadena DCFS office, said the meeting would be the first of many. The goal is to involve leaders from other religions, she said, and leaders from any religious group are invited to attend future meetings. The next meeting is set for May 3.The partnership with faith-based organizations is not meant to endorse churches, sell religion or force children who are not religious to get involved in congregations, Parks-Pyles said. But many families who become involved in the DCFS system are involved with religious groups, she said. Also, religious leaders need to be trained to understand the DCFS system so they can better determine ways to help, Parks-Pyles said. Pastor Jean Burch of Community Bible Church said the partnership with DCFS is an important step toward improving the community. The initiative demonstrates that government can’t change lives without the church, she said. It takes a village to raise a child, Burch said, “and one of the most important parts of the village is the church.”The Rev. Lucious Smith of Friendship Baptist Church called the outreach an important step. marshall.allen@sgvn.com(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461last_img read more

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LARGE ATTENDANCE AS DONEGAL PREPARES TO SAY FINAL GOODBYE TO TADHG

first_imgCllr Culbert’s remains are removed from the Donegal Hospice this evening.A large crowd has attended the removal of the much-loved and respected local politician Cllr Tadhg Culbert from the Donegal Hospice this evening.Prayers were said for the Fianna Fail town councillor who passed away earlier today at the age of 57.Chief mourners at the removal were Cllr Culbert’s wife Hilda, son Andrew and daughter Lisa. Cllr Culbert’s remains were brought to wife Hilda’s home at The Croft in Glencar where he will be waked before his funeral at St.Eunan’s Cathedral at 11am on Saturday.A large crowd, including many of Cllr Culbert’s political colleagues, braved heavy showers to be at this evening’s removal.Many tributes have been made to the affable and warm An Post worker who arrived in Letterkenny from his native Tipperary in May, 1973.   LARGE ATTENDANCE AS DONEGAL PREPARES TO SAY FINAL GOODBYE TO TADHG was last modified: April 17th, 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:funeralremovalTadhg Culbertlast_img read more

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Cerritos’ Follosco runs to title

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Raeanna Elze scored in the second half to help The Master’s College (5-5-1, 1-2-1) beat the visiting Eagles (5-5, 1-3) in Golden State Athletic Conference action. Biola’s Krystal McKay and Heidi Hofmann each had three shots. Chico State 2, Cal State Dominguez Hills 1 The Toros (7-4-1, 2-3-1) fell at home in California Collegiate Athletic Association play Friday. Tora Senff had the CSDH goal. MEN’S SOCCER Biola 3, The Master’s College 1 Colin Kilpatrick, Cristian Rus and Andrew Sarega each scored a goal to help the visiting Eagles (6-4, 2-2) beat The Master’s College (4-4-2, 1-2-1) in GSAC play. Rus’ and Sarega’s goals were unassisted, and John Searles assisted on Kilpatrick’s goal. Biola goalie Ryan George made five saves. Meryl Follosco of Cerritos College was clocked in 19 minutes, 53 seconds over three miles to win the women’s individual title at the Howard Brubaker Irvine Invitational on Saturday at Irvine Regional Park. Follosco helped the Cerritos women to a second-place finish behind Riverside in the team competition, with Long Beach City fifth. The Vikings were led by Amelia Valinsky-Fillipow, who finished second in 20:10. In the men’s division, run over four miles, Cerritos was second to El Camino, with LBCC ninth. The Viking men were paced by Alberto Espinoza (20:59), who finished fourth, and the Falcon men were led by Brandon Johnson (21:05), who placed fifth. WOMEN’S SOCCER The Master’s College 1, Biola 0 center_img Cypress 3, Riverside 1 Trevor Rice scored in the 12th and 20th minutes to help Cypress (5-7-2, 1-3-0) win at home in OEC play Friday. Riverside fell to 0-2-1 in conference. Cal State Dominguez Hills 2, Chico State 0 Kei Kamara and Jason Koza scored goals to help the Toros (10-1-1, 4-1-1) beat visiting Chico State (3-6-2, 2-3-1) in CCAA play Friday. UC Irvine 4, Cal State Fullerton 0 The visiting Anteaters (6-3-2, 3-0) took a 3-0 halftime lead and went on to blank the Titans (2-7-1, 0-2) in a Big West Conference game. Anthony Hamilton, Craig Ettinger, Kit Vitagliano and Brad Evans had UCI goals. WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Concordia 3, Biola 2 Biola (12-6, 5-5) lost at home in GSAC play, despite getting 15 kills from Hannah Timboe and 12 kills and 11 digs from Katieanne Clarendon. Concordia (15-4, 6-4) won 30-20, 30-24, 33-35, 26-30, 15-10. UCLA 3, Oregon State 0 Kaitlin Sather had 15 kills and Nellie Spicer had 37 assists to help the Bruins (9-5, 2-3) post a 30-24, 30-6, 30-13 victory over visiting Oregon State (5-7, 1-5) in a Pacific-10 Conference match. USC 3, Oregon 0 Staci Venski had 14 kills and Bibiana Candelas added 11 to help the Trojans (7-6, 3-2) beat the visiting Ducks (10-7, 0-6) in Pac-10 play, 30-20, 30-19, 30-23. MEN’S WATER POLO UCLA 7, California 4 The Bruins (10-2, 1-0) got goals from seven different players to beat visiting California (10-2, 0-1) in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opener. Will Didinger made seven saves in goal for the Bruins. USC 9, Loyola Marymount 4 Juraj Zatovic scored three goals to help the Trojans beat the visiting Lions. USC goalie Adam Shilling totaled six saves. 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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Donegal Women’s Centre provides safe place for CervicalCheck reassurance

first_imgThe Donegal Women’s Centre in Letterkenny is inviting local women to contact them if they have concerns about CervicalCheck smear tests.In light of the recent CervicalCheck controversy, the service centre has been on hand to answer queries and to provide free smear tests for women over 25 years old.DWC Manager Mary Maguire has said the medical team are working to help women in a safe and reassuring way. Mary said: “We have seen a huge increase in women looking for information around their smears and still continue to get an increase in the volume of calls to the clinic.”Women over the age of 25 are now entitled to a free smear – just ensure that it is at least 3 months since your last smear test. Anyone under the age of 25 who wishes to have a smear, will continue to pay the fee of €50.00.The centre is aiming to reach out to local women with three key messages:For women to go ahead with their scheduled smearIf they are worried and would like to meet with one of our doctors, ring us and we will arrange a consultation.  If following the consultation, it is recommended that you have a smear, the doctor will go ahead and do the smear.If they would like a repeat smear without a consultation, to contact us and we will give them an appointment.Mary added: “Women can continue to ring CervicalCheck for more information on their smear history if they would prefer to do that.  From discussions with clinic staff, the best reassurance is to talk to a GP either here or their own GP. “We are doing our best to ensure that women are not waiting too long for an appointment and we can offer our listening and counselling service to women also.”A team of trained listeners are on hand to provide a safe and confidential space for women to talk. This is a free service.Donegal Women’s Centre, Port Road LetterkennyTo make an appointment or for more information, please contact the Donegal Women’s Centre on 074 9124985. Visit donegalwomenscentre.ie for more information about services.The Donegal Women’s Centre opening hours are: Monday to Friday from 10.00am, closed from 1.00pm to 2.00pm for lunch.Clinics are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 5.00pm and 8.00pm. The number for the HSE CervicalCheck information phone line is 1800454555. Callbacks are arranged, with priority being made for women with specific clinical queries or a history of cervical cancer.Donegal Women’s Centre provides safe place for CervicalCheck reassurance was last modified: May 22nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:cervicalcheckdonegal women’s centresmear testslast_img read more

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Linzi Lewis: eco-warrior for environmental awareness

first_imgLinzi Lewis wears many hats. She describes herself as an urban geographer and ethno-botanist. Fiercely protective of her Mother Earth, she says she is constantly mindful of her relationship between herself and the planet.Constantly looking for ways where art and science collide Lewis uses arts facilitation techniques for shared learning. Lewis, also a dancer, is a woman of action and works at a grass roots level. In 2011 she galvanised an “AMbush revolution” and formed the AMbush Eco-Art Collective. This is “a collective of eco-artist-activists, sustainable designers, social change makers, performers, recyclers and ‘evolutionaries’”, she says.last_img read more

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