The fourth Digicel Cup Inter-Schools Sporting Clays Tournament shoots off on Sunday at the Jamaica Skeet Club in Portmore with the highest number of competitors to date. As many as 78 shooters drawn from nine schools across the island, including Manchester High, Jamaica College, Campion College, Wolmer’s, Hillel Academy, the American International School of Kingston (AISK), and Sts Peter & Paul Prep. The beginners, or youngest shooters, starting from age nine, will take to the 14-station course at 9 a.m. after which the official opening ceremony will be held. The tournament features 50 targets for all shooters. The top six shooters will compete in the Super Six for the highest overall total and the championship trophy. The Super Six will involve 18 targets. (The super six comprises the six highest scores at the end of the regular stage). A new champion will be crowned this year as Jake Therrien will not be defending his title. According to Khaleel Azan, president of the Jamaica Skeet Club, “it is great to see the increased number of shooters who have registered for the tournament, which has grown significantly since it started in 2013. This year, we have seen a big increase in the female shooters, moving up to 12 from seven last year. All the shooters are well prepared for this year’s Digicel Cup, having competed in several tournaments leading up to this competition. We are expecting a big crowd, including families and friends of the shooters.” Azan also said that the large field augurs well for the sport in Jamaica as the future is secure, with a very good crop of young shooters coming through. The sponsors are Digicel, Wata, Reggae Jammins, Best Dressed Chicken, True Juice, Hawkeye, St Mary’s Banana, Bigga, Tin Grinners Club Jamaica, and Arts & Photo Impressions.
Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Markkanen, Dunn help Bulls outlast Knicks in 2 OTs Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) reacts to a foul call during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — With James Harden injured, the Houston Rockets are figuring out different ways to make up for the offense the league’s leading scorer normally provides.On Wednesday night, that meant Chris Paul took 29 shots and finished with a season-high 37 points to help the Rockets to a 121-112 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Portland coach Terry Stotts said Paul was tough to stop.“He was exceptional,” Stotts said. “He really controlled the game, like he can do. His shot-making was as good as I’ve seen.”Eric Gordon added 30 points as the Rockets withstood a late run to win their second straight.The Blazers used a big run to cut a 14-point deficit to three with about three minutes left. Houston responded with a 6-2 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Paul, to make it 111-104 about a minute later.Damian Lillard made a layup on the other end, but Paul cut through three defenders to make an off-balance layup to push the lead to 113-106.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The Blazers couldn’t get the ball in after a timeout, Houston got the ball back and Clint Capela added two free throws to secure the victory.The Rockets won their second straight and improved to 3-2 in five games without Harden, who is out for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury.Lillard scored 29 after missing the last two games with a strained right calf, and C.J. McCollum added 24 points as the Blazers saw a three-game winning streak snapped.Paul had 11 assists, seven rebounds and three steals, and Capela added 13 points with eight rebounds.Gerald Green scored all of Houston’s points in a 5-2 run that extended the lead to 103-89 midway through the fourth period. He finished with 12 points and has scored in double digits in seven straight games for the first time since 2015.“We’re having to manufacture points in different ways,” Paul said. “Gerald continues to be great and be aggressive. … James averages 30 and we’re just doing it by committee.”Lillard scored the first seven points of an 11-0 spurt that got the Trail Blazers within 103-100 with about 3 1/2 minutes left.Paul received a technical in that span for arguing about a foul called on P.J. Tucker.The Rockets led by nine entering the fourth quarter and were up by 11 with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining after Gordon scored four points. He made a layup before missing a shot on the next possession, only to grab it with one hand and finish with a dunk that made it 98-87.Portland’s Ed Davis was called for a flagrant foul late in the third when he hit Tarik Black in the right eye as Black dunked. Black remained on the court for a couple of minutes before being helped to his feet and escorted to the locker room, holding a towel over his right eye. The team said he had an abrasion to his right eye and he’ll miss Friday’s game. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson UP NEXTTrail Blazers: Visit New Orleans on Friday.Rockets: Visit Phoenix on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Paul tied his career high for field-goal attempts in a regulation game. He took 33 shots and scored 42 points in a double-overtime game with New Orleans in 2008.His 37 points were the most by a Rocket besides Harden since Jeremy Lin had 38 against San Antonio on Dec. 10, 2012.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPaul, who made 13 field goals, was asked if he realized he’d come close to taking the most shots in his career.“I don’t know,” he said. “It kind of felt like it. Like goodness. I missed a lot, too. That’s what I’m mad about.” Paul made the free throw on that play, and Tucker added a layup after that to extend the lead to 84-74.The Rockets led 55-45 at halftime.TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Lillard had eight assists and five rebounds and made 10 of 12 free throws. … Portland had six blocks, led by Jusuf Nurkic’s three.Rockets: Black tied a season high with 13 points. … Nene missed his fourth straight game with a bruised right knee. … Gordon has scored 20 or more points in 21 games this season after doing so in only 19 games last season.NICE PUTBACKGordon’s teammates were impressed with his dunk in the fourth quarter. Paul called it “sick.”“I surprise myself sometimes,” Gordon said with a laugh. “When I saw it floating in the air, I just went after it.”HE SAID ITLillard on being unable to combat Houston’s runs: “When you’re dealing with a team that shoots 3s as much as them and as well, you can’t give them extra possessions and I thought we did that on too many occasions.” View comments
The Coordinator of the Liberia office of the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP), Mr. Cyrus Sargbe, has called for young Liberian scientists, who have returned from studies abroad and are working in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, to be properly mentored to take charge of the sector in the next few years.Mr. Sargbe said young Liberian scientists, who are working as apprentices under Ministry of Agriculture’s (MOA) implementing partners, AfricaRice, must play leading a role in the field during the learning period, because when the mentors leave, they will have to rise to the occasion.The MOA through its implementing partners, Africa Rice Center (Africa Rice) and The Central Agriculture Research Institute (CARI) with support from WAAPP, are leading the country’s rice development program.The program is intended to improve the rice production in the country and reduce its dependency on the importation of the commodity.“When we come on the field, we want to see the Liberians carrying out the demonstration exercises in order to convince us that when you are gone they will be able to take charge of the sector. I really want to see them at the forefront of the various exercises, because when this is done, we will know how far we have gone in this project,” the WAAPP Coordinator said.He made these remarks during a tour of AfriaRice’s rice demonstration site at CARI’s headquarters in Suakoko, Bong County over the weekend. The tour was led by WAAP in collaboration with a representative of the World Bank, a major financier of the project.Agriculture, notably food sufficiency is one of two priority sectors of the World Bank’s regional strategies because, according to the bank, the sector provides the source of livelihoods for almost two-thirds of the population in Africa. The bank believes that its intervention would bring about high poverty reduction on the majority of the population.The Country Representative of AfricaRice, Dr. Inousa Akintayo, took the two officials and their teams on a sight-seeing expedition to many of interventions in the county, including the lowland rice varietal development and testing segregating population for yield, demonstration of improved upland rice varieties treatment sponsored by WAAPP and the AfricaRice Center-Liberia Station at CARI.The first phase of the WAAPP project in the country is about to elapse and Mr. Sargbe told the experts from AfricaRice to make more use of the young people so that they can drink from the organization’s fountain of knowledge.The WAAPP boss was impressed by a splendid presentation made by a local scientist at the Rice Demonstration Plot. The presenter, Joseph Ndebe, spoke about the 20 varieties of improved rice that are being processed to be distributed to farmers across the country.World Bank Senior Agricultural Specialist, Abimbola Adubi, also stressed that the level of capacity at CARI is very low and as such there is a need for more scientists at the institution. He said Liberia, as a country, needs more scientists that will work in the research department in order to improve the sector.Liberia currently has about four PhD holders at the nation’s premier research institute, CARI, and Mr. Adubi noted that the situation is pathetic, though he acknowledged that the country has been through a lot of crisis.“To have three or four PhDs in a research institution is not enough, the least should be twenty. This is because this is a technical area that requires a lot of knowledgeable people,” Mr. Adubi said, calling on AfricaRice to ensure that all is done for the country to reach that benchmark.Dr. Akintayo also lauded the students for the swift pace at which they are learning on the field. The AfricaRice boss, who has worked in Liberia’s rice sector for the last thirty years, firstly with ADA and then AfricaRice, said the country is actually improving in the sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Members of the House of Representatives are expected to discuss today the establishment of an ‘Extraordinary War Criminal Court’ as part of their constitutional mandate for establishing special courts in the country.President Sirleaf’s letter to the Legislature is inarguably in line with the constitution since it requires the joint effort of the Executive and the Legislature.The debate on the Special Criminal Court in the House Plenary will emanate from reports of the Joint Committees on Peace and Reconciliation and Judiciary owing to a letter from President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. In her letter dated September 22, the President gives a comprehensive progress report on the implementation of the recommendation of the June 30, 2009 Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).Representatives of Nimba and Bomi counties, Ricks Toweh and Cllr. S. Gayah Karmo, are the chairmen on Peace and Reconciliation and Judiciary.The joint Committee was mandated by Plenary – the highest decision making body of the House of Representatives – to investigate, scrutinize and advise it, after one week.According to the President’s letter, there are 207 recommendations contained in the TRC Report.“Some 18 of those are essentially general principles, which do not lend themselves to practical implementation of actualization,” the President wrote. “Forty-two are basically concepts intended to facilitate the fostering of good governance progressively.”“For example, it projects a 30-year period for the implementation of a national reparations program. The establishment of special courts to prosecute persons listed as allegedly bearing the greatest responsibilities for the war and also for crimes against humanity also falls in this category,” President Sirleaf observed.“Consequently, actual recommendations that are implementable in a short-to-medium time-frame are about 142,” the President said.The President informed the lawmakers that she has implemented or is well advanced in implementing a majority of the recommendations – arguing that a large number of the recommendations are being addressed in the National Vision – Liberia Rising 2030, such as the National Symbols Project and the Strategic Roadmap for National Healing, Peace-building and Reconciliation.The President pointed out that in her August 27, 2010 progress report, a Task force was constituted to review the TRC Report and Recommendations and advise on implementation.“The Task Force compartmentalized the TRC Report into four key categories: Historicity and Memorialization, Reparations, Reconciliation, and Prosecution and Lustration,” the President wrote.The Reparations category accounts for eight recommendations, and entreats government to assume all of its obligations under international and domestic laws to provide reparations for all those individuals and communities victimized by the years of hostility and conflict.“The TRC report proposes a reparation program of approximately US$500 million to be implemented within a 30 year period. In my report of August 2010, I suggested that given the widespread nature of our conflict, individual reparations will be prohibitively expensive and difficult to implement,” the President argued in her letter.“Therefore, we should consider community type reparation through reconstruction and renewal of institutions and public facilities that were destroyed during the conflicts,” the President proposed.Two members of the Joint Committee on Peace and Reconciliation and Judiciary told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday that the Committee’s report on the comprehensive progress on the implementation of the recommendation of the June 30, 2009 Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) are ready, but would likely be postponed owing to the signing of the book of condolence of the fallen Lofa Representative, Fofi Sahr Baimba.“It will or will not be discussed today, but according to Plenary’s mandate, today we should have discussed our Committees’ report,” the Representatives said.“Since we have to sign the condolence book in the afternoon, we will have session in the morning, but if there isn’t a simple quorum owing to the signing of the book of condolence, Tuesday’s agenda will be tabled for Thursday,” they added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay, vice presidential candidate on the UP ticketThe Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emmanuel Nuquay, has called on citizens of Margibi County to put aside their differences and work together for the interest of the country.Speaker Nuquay made the call last Friday at a program marking the official endorsement of the candidacy of Vice President Joseph Boakai, held in Kakata by Margibi United for Common Purpose.He explained that in the history of Liberia’s elections, Margibi County has never put up a vice presidential candidate, but that under the leadership of VP Boakai “we have been given the opportunity, which requires the participation of all citizens in the county.”“Let us put aside all of our differences; and if I have wronged anyone in any way, I am sorry. But I urge you, fellow citizens of Margibi, to please support the Boakai and Nuquay ticket, with togetherness we can deliver the best results for the betterment of our country,” he appealed.He said he has worked tirelessly to ensure unity among people in the county, adding that he least expected to be selected as a running mate to the Vice President, adding that it happened because of God and his humble life.“I have endeavored to work for peace throughout my life. We established the People Unification Party (PUP) in 2014 with the vision of unity which has yielded fruits, but greater things will happen in the county and country with the support of all citizens for a better leadership that will provide better education, roads and include all citizens regardless of tribe of religion,” he said.He apologized to his fellow citizens for whatever differences that have brought divisions in the county and called on them to make history for the first time to have a son of Margibi become Vice President, if elected.Following his statement, several citizens told the Daily Observer that there are perceived differences between Nuquay and Representative Ben Fofana of District #4, which should be settled for the common good of the county and the country.“We (citizens in this county) believe that the Speaker should work along with other county officials to settle their differences. When they go into caucus and come back to us in a peaceful agreement, then we will join our county leaders to push for greater change,” citizens interviewed told this newspaper.According to 40 year old Madam Felicia Johnson, a resident of Kakata, the actual problem emanated from the two county lawmakers who are reportedly at loggerheads.“Representative Fofana is a member of the People’s Unification Party of which Nuquay is part, but they are divided today because Nuquay has endorsed the chairman of the PUP Margibi County chapter as a candidate to run for the seat of District #4 Representative position in this election, which Fofana is occupying now,” she said.Fofana is not satisfied with Nuquay’s decision to pit someone against him, she added: “But it’s our hope that two of them will come together since Nuquay has apologized to us.”She said the county is at a very difficult stage because the citizens are now divided, with the majority in favor of Fofana, especially District #4, which carries the majority of the population. She, therefore, called on their leaders to immediately find an amicable solution to the problem.For Mr. Rufus Tokpa, he explained that the final decision is left with Speaker Nuquay to get back to the citizens and make things clear, and to ask his candidate to withdraw from the process and allow Fofana to remain since the PUP and the UP are in a coalition.Mr. Tokpa said: “This issue requires a town hall meeting so we the elderly people can talk to our children for them to forget and forgive each other for the sake of Mama Liberia.“We are willing to support Joseph Boakai because he has set an example and this will go a long way by choosing one of our sons, we will continue to preach peace and very soon our citizens will become one.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
CO-OWNER: Maria Villalobos ESTABLISHED: 2005 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Three DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: A full-service family salon. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? Yes BUSINESS NAME: Golden Scissors Family Salon BUSINESS ADDRESS: 7325 Reseda Blvd., Reseda, CA 91335 PHONE: (818) 609-9999 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? I wanted the opportunity to be my own boss and have control over my future. I want to help other Latinas become entrepreneurs. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? I started working at Supercuts, but I noticed there were no salons geared toward Latino families. So I decided to start one. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Six months. WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Continued to work at other salons, and I did research, research and more research. WHAT WERE YOUR START-UP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? $30,000 from personal savings. WHOM DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Other salon owners and God. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? The cost of advertising, the long hours and how understanding and patient my husband, David, is. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $50,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? Build up the clients, double revenue within 18 months and open more locations where our current employees can be part-owners. To be considered for a small- business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3677.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Blues boss Antonio Conte opted to omit the player from the club’s recent pre-season tour of Asia and Costa did not join the squad as they returned to training at Cobham on Monday.Costa, who has netted 58 times since arriving at Stamford Bridge, is reportedly keen to return to Atletico Madrid but the Spanish club’s current transfer ban means they are unable to register players until January 2018.The Spain international last month revealed he received a text from Conte which explained he no longer featured in the Italian’s plans, to which the 47-year-old last week responded with the claim Costa’s situation with the Premier League champions was “very clear” for the player and the club in January.Despite uncertainty surrounding his future, Costa seems keen to remain fit and shared his latest workout with 2.5m followers.-By Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Diego Costa is waiting to find out what Chelsea are going to do with him this summer. PHOTO/SKY.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 27 – Diego Costa has taken pre-season training into his own hands with an improvised training session on a Brazilian beach.In a video uploaded to Costa’s Instagram account, he is seen exercising on the sand with the help of two assistants, one holding him back while the other feeds him the ball.
Tunnels has been missing from the Ballintemple, Falcarragh area since Friday.He is quite small in size, is neutered and only has half a tail.His owner appeals for anyone who may have spotted Tunnels to give them a call on 074 9180869, or on 085 7237892 Cat with half a tail has gone missing – have you seen him? was last modified: July 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ballintempleFalcarraghmissing catmissing pet
The beautiful location of Dunlewey Lake at Ionad Cois Locha was the venue on Sunday last for the third Regatta of the Donegal rowing Season. Over 40 teams competed on a day when Donegal were playing in Clones and the Donegal International Rally was taking place close by.There was also a very large spectator attendance. This is an indication of how rowing, as a competitive and spectator sport, is growing in Donegal. With Errigle as a backdrop for this event, teams battled it out across 9 categories.The results were as follows;U14 Boys 1st CCF 2nd Donegal BayU16 Boys 1st Loughros Point 2nd Inver 3rd Donegal Bay U16 Girls 1st Loughros Point (Hannah) 2nd Loughros Point (Clara) 3rd InverU18 Girls 1st Killybegs 2nd Donegal Bay 3rd InverU21 Girls 1st Killybegs (Emer) 2nd Killybegs (Ashling) 3rd TeelinMixed Seniors 1st CCF (Damian) 2nd CCF (Bernard) 3rd TraigheanachSenior Ladies 1st Inver (Sarah) 2nd CCF 3rd Inver (Maria) Senior Men 1st Burtonport 2nd Mountcharles 3rd CCFBURTONPORT SENIOR MEN’S TEAM WIN THE REGATTA IN DUNLEWEY was last modified: June 24th, 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:donegalNoticesregattaSport
Letterkenny Gaels Club NotesLetterkenny Gaels would like to extend congratulations to the Termon ladies on their historic win last weekend in the Senior All-Ireland club final.The GAA National Draw tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from any club member. This is a great fundraiser for the club as all proceeds from the sale of these tickets stays with the club. The Club AGM is fixed for this Sunday 7th of December at Errigal Collage at 2pm. Nomination & Motion forms can be downloaded from the club Webpage. All club members are invited & encouraged to attend. There is a football foundation coaching course & child protection workshop on this Friday & Saturday at the Errigal Collage. If you are interested in attending please contact John on 086 8561768.We held our football presentation night for the U-13 to U-16 children last week in the A7. Thanks to all who attended and a special word of thanks to Frank Mc Glynn for making the presentations.The football presentation night for U-6 to U-12 takes place next Saturday the 13th of December with a special guest on the evening. More details next week or see the club Facebook page.Underage football coaching continues this Friday for U-6 (6-6.45pm) & U-8 (6.45-7.30pm) in the hall at Woodlands School & U-10 & U-12 is in the Aura from 7.30-8.30pm. New members welcome.Indoor Camogie continues every Monday evening at the Aura Leisure Centre from 7-8 pm for 5th & 6th class girls and Wednesday evenings at the LYIT sports hall from 6-7pm for 4th class & younger. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.Our Club Dinner Dance will be held on the 28th December at The Radisson Hotel. In light of the clubs success this year this should be a memorable and enjoyable night.Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 continues every Thursday at the Aura from 6.30pm-7.30pm. This is open to boys and girls from 4 to 13 years. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THEIR ANNUAL DINNER DANCE was last modified: December 3rd, 2014 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSport