Gibson McCook Relays organising committee chairman, Professor Rainford Wilks, believes this year’s 40th renewal is set to be one of the biggest, most exciting, and well-attended while revealing that they are hoping to make it an international staple, and calendar affair using the new media, broadcast and communication platforms of their sponsors.The event is scheduled for Saturday, February 27, at the National Stadium with the organisers making plans to stream and broadcast the event to audiences outside of Jamaica. Entries will close on January 31.The event’s main sponsors include the Wisynco Group, clothing/apparel partner PUMA and communications partner Digicel.The event is expected to attract as many as 4,000 athletes while a total of 37 billed sponsors, returning and new, have snapped up 42 events for the day’s action which will begin at 9 a.m.”We are hoping we can fill the National Stadium and that’s one of the reasons we have tried to keep the entrance fees low for the past two to three years. We feel it’s an Olympic year, so we are going to get a little boost out of that, and it’s two weeks before Champs and everybody will be in Champs mode,” Wilks outlined in an interview with The Gleaner.The chairman revealed that gate receipts are expected to be in the vicinity of $10 million, at the event which he thinks is “comparable to anywhere in the world because our senior athletes are going to be there”.This year, the meet has attracted sponsorship valued at approximately $5 million, which Wilks calls a “substantial amount of money”.”We feel that we will be able to make it an international staple and calendar event not just in Jamaica, but worldwide,” Wilks said.According to Wilks, all the top athletes in Jamaica will compete once available.”We see all of them performing. I expect Shelly (Fraser-Pryce) to be here this year. We can’t give any commitment that there will be star athletes, but we know that because they feel loyal and because they see Gibson as part of their nurturing and development, they always come to Gibson and give back, unless they have some good reason not to,” he told The Gleaner.
PBA greenlights Jericho Cruz trade to TNT Detroit led by 30 points midway through the third quarter, but was outscored 59-35 in the final 17 minutes as Atlanta got as close as four before the Pistons held on for a 104-98 victory on Wednesday night in their final game before the All-Star break.“We gave our bench a 30-point lead, and they didn’t even try at either end of the floor,” he said. “We should have been able to shut down our starters, but we had to bring them back, and they didn’t bring anything either.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 folk“We left 15 minutes early for the break, but I’ll take the win and move on.”Blake Griffin narrowly missed his first triple-double with the Pistons, finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists, but agreed with his coach that the end of the game wasn’t acceptable. “We moved the ball and we played great defense to build the lead to 30,” he said. “But there’s no excuse for the way we played defense for the rest of the game. We were still OK on offense, but we missed a lot of open shots.”Van Gundy thought his team’s poor shooting — 26.3 percent in the fourth quarter — cost Griffin his milestone.“He probably should have had 14 or 15 assists, but we kept missing wide-open looks and layups,” Van Gundy said. “He was doing a great job of passing.”Ish Smith had 22 points and nine assists, while Andre Drummond added 13 points and 15 rebounds. Detroit had seven players in double figures.Andrew White III had 15 points for the Hawks in his NBA debut, while John Collins had 11 points and 10 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala (31) and Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) battle for a rebound in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Detroit won 104-98. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT — Ending a three-game losing streak wasn’t enough to make Stan Van Gundy happy.Not after the Pistons made it much harder than necessary.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “I’ve only had two shootarounds with the team, so I’ve been trying to memorize the video playbook they gave me,” White said. “I’ve worked as hard as I’ve ever worked over the last three days, just to get ready for the minute or two I thought I might play.”The Hawks, who beat the Pistons 118-115 on Sunday, were missing three key players, including leading scorers Dennis Schroder (lower back) and Kent Bazemore (rest). Former Piston Ersan Ilyasova (shoulder) also sat out.“It is pretty obvious that this was a night that didn’t look like it was going to go well for us as a group,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “It looked like they were going to pull away on us, but it is a credit to the character of these guys that they fought back and made it a game.”Detroit led by 12 points at the half, then started the third quarter with its second 17-2 run of the game. That put the Pistons ahead by 25, and the margin was 30 before the Hawks finally broke 40 points with 5:20 left in the third.Detroit still led 82-61 at quarter’s end, but Van Gundy called a timeout after the Hawks cut the margin to 89-74 with 6:58 to play. Atlanta got the lead to single figures, 94-86, with 2:58 left, forcing another timeout. The Pistons fouled two 3-point shots in the final minute along with allowing a three-point play, much to Van Gundy’s disgust.That made it 100-96 with 10 seconds to play, but Smith hit two free throws to clinch the game.“That was an embarrassing fourth quarter,” Van Gundy said. “We played well for about 35 minutes, but we didn’t bring anything after that.”The undermanned Hawks got off to a quick lead, but Detroit finished the first quarter on a 17-2 run to lead 22-14. The offenses continued to struggle in the second, with the Pistons outscoring Atlanta 23-19 to take a 45-33 lead at the half.“I thought we were playing decent basketball, but we just couldn’t get a shot to go in the basket in the first half,” Budenholzer said.Detroit shot 38 percent in the half, led by 12 points from Smith, and held Atlanta to 33.3 percent. Dewayne Dedmon led the Hawks with eight points and seven rebounds in the half, but didn’t have a basket or a rebound in 11 second-half minutes.TIP-INS UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES View comments Hawks: Atlanta missed 20 of its first 22 3-pointers. . Taurean Prince has started all 59 of Atlanta’s games, but the other four starters — Dedmon, John Collins, Tyler Dorsey and Malcolm Delaney — had 29 starts combined before Wednesday.Pistons: Detroit is now 5-3 with Griffin in the lineup. . Drummond led the Pistons in rebounds for the 19th straight game.GRIFFIN GETS COMFORTABLEGriffin felt it was his best offensive performance since joining the Pistons, despite going 4 for 10 from the floor and missing his only three shots from inside the 3-point line.“We had a good flow going, and that was a big reason we jumped out to that big lead,” he said. “It is definitely getting easier to recognize what we’re doing in the offensive sets.”UP NEXTHawks: Host the Indiana Pacers on Feb. 23 after an eight-day All-Star break.Pistons: Host the Boston Celtics on Feb. 23 after an eight-day All-Star break. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
The president of the University of Liberia Alumni Association (ULAA), Mr. James Davis, II, is calling on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to withdraw the appointment of Mr. Norris Tweah as the new Vice President for UL Relations.Mr. Davis, II told this newspaper that as president of ULAA, he thinks Mr. Tweah’s appointment by the President undermines the university’s by-laws.According to him, Article III Section 2 of the institution’s by-laws “clearly states that Officers of Administration and Instruction of the University of Liberia shall be nominated by the President of the University of Liberia for Approval by the Board of Trustees. Therefore, the appointment of Mr. Norris Tweah by the President of Liberia and Visitor to the University of Liberia is in violation of the by-laws or Charter of the University of Liberia.”Mr. Davis, II, who is also a member of the UL Board of Trustees, stated that one of the tenets of good governance is the respect for rule of laws. “I’m convinced that President Sirleaf is an adherent of the rules of law. She will adhere to this call to withdraw the appointment of Mr. Tweah as Vice President to the flagship state University of Liberia.” He clarified that he and others are not against Mr. Tweah serving their alma mater; instead, “We are against the procedural error that has characterized his appointment.”Davis, described Mr. Tweah as an astute individual with a wealth of experience and credibility, who could immensely contribute to the UL. “BUT his appointment by the Visitor contravenes the University of Liberia by-laws or Charter.”He emphasized that, as enshrined in the UL Charter, the UL president, who is presently Dr. Emmet Dennis, is the only person with that authority to nominate a Vice President for approval by the UL Board of Trustees. “President Sirleaf and the president of the University of Liberia should now begin a constitution about Mr. Tweah’s appointment, and if possible, the president of UL should nominate Mr. Tweah to the UL Board of Trustee for approval to avoid any further attempt to undermine the University of Liberia By-Laws or Charter,” Davis said, suggesting a way forward.Dr. Dennis could not be reached for comments as his mobile phone rang endlessly.Mr. Tweah replaces Prof. Dr. S. Momolu Getaweh, who is now the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs of UL.Prior to his appointment, Mr. Tweah served as Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism. He served for more than seven years at the Ministry and had received three appointments from President Sirleaf.As part of his core responsibilities at UL, Mr. Tweah is to establish an effective public relations system and strategy that will promote the goals of the University and create the most positive image and branding of the nation’s premier University; engage in lobbying exercises on behalf of the University; articulate the values of the University to the developmental needs of the local and external community, testify, when necessary, on behalf of the university before Government and Non-Government agencies and bodies, both foreign and national, as well as assume oversight of the UL Public Affairs, UL Postal Office and the UL Protocol Activities.He holds a Master’s Degree in Development Administration (MDA) and a Bachelor’s in Communication from the Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia. He was admitted to the Liberian Bar Association in August 2014 to practice law in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The inauguration of 12 Senators yesterday in the Chambers of the Liberian Senate was colorful and filled with good cheer, but for 200 support staffers of ousted lawmakers, it was a mournful event that formally marked their dismissal.These now jobless staffers of the 10 defeated Senators in last month’s Special Senatorial Elections and three (3) other Senators, who failed to contest, having quitted electorate politics are anxiously vying for positions with the incoming lawmakers.The defeated Senators whose staffers are hoping to be reemployed are Sen. Lahai G. Lansanah (Bomi); Sen. J.S.B. Theodore Momo, Jr. (Gbapolu); Sen. Gbehzohngar M. Findley (Grand Bassa) and Sen. Abel Massaley (Grand Cape Mount). Others are Sen. Sumo G. Kupee (Lofa); Sen. Clarice Jah (Margibi); Sen. John a. Ballout (Maryland); Sen. Joyce Musu Sumo-Freeman (Montserrado); Sen. J. Jonathan Banney (Rivercess) and Sen. Mobutu V. Nyenpan (Sinoe).Also in the hunt for work are the staffs of three Senators who did not contest the Special Senatorial Election namely Senator Cletus Wotorson (Grand Kru); Sen. Frederick Cherue (River Gee) and Sen. Isaac Nyenabo (Grand Gedeh).Each Senator is entitled to 15 staffers while the heads of the eight (8) Statutory Committees are statutorily entitled to a staff of 16. The same goes for the House of Representatives. The Speaker and the President Pro Tempore get at least 20 staffers each.Scores of saddened staffers were seen lingering in their to-be vacated offices looking depressed. Some later moved into the courtyards and Rotunda of the Capitol Building in the frame of mind to do anything to be reemployed.“Most of us are here not really to help our (former) bosses to pack up; we are here to beg for inclusion,” Mr. Jasper Togbah said.“With the number of family I have, I can even work as a yard girl,” declared Madam Klubo Kerkulah. “I cannot bear it without a job.”The former Chief of Office Staff of out-going Grand Kru County Senator Cletus Wotorson, Mr. Jenkins Pelenah said he was blessed to be reemployed with Senator Dr. Peter Coleman.“We welcome the 12 Senators happily, but it’s painful to see over 200 of the support staffers in the hunt for reemployment,” Mr. Pelenah said. “And presumably, each of the more than 200 staffers, have at least five persons to feed, so it means about 1,000 persons have been added to the scourge of poverty.”“I feel very depressed,” Mr. Joe Saah sobbed. “It was a very depressing evening. I thought I would be included. What will become of us?” he wondered sadly.An expatriate who begged anonymity, said the dismissal of a huge number of people in the society has adverse effects. She stressed that unemployment and poverty are the two major challenges that are facing the world economy at present.Madam Roberts said unemployment leads to financial crisis, as well as underemployment which lie at the core of poverty.However, staffers of Senator Chief Jewel Howard Taylor (Bong) and Senator Prince Y. Johnson (Nimba) were in high spirits and comforted by the reelection of their bosses.It is believed that 95% of the employees of the new Senators will also be newcomers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The younger Dunleavy, Troy Murphy and Ike Diogu came to Indiana as part of an eight-player trade between the Pacers and Warriors last month. “I have mixed emotions,” Dunleavy said of playing against his father’s team. “I wanted to beat him real bad, but I also want to see them do well. I hope they win the rest of their games, but the most important thing is our team.” The Clippers, losing for the 22nd time in their past 26 games against the Pacers, were led by Cuttino Mobley with 23 points while Elton Brand and Sam Cassell added 14 each. “We missed easy shots, easy threes,” Mobley said. “We didn’t play any defense. When the offense is stagnant like it was, we allowed them to tip balls, get easy lay-ins and let them run their offense and get easy fast breaks.” The Clippers did not score over the final 4:14 of the secondquarter, when the Pacers took control with a 16-0 run at the end of the second quarter and built their lead to 23 points early in the third quarter. INDIANAPOLIS – Take that, Pops. Mike Dunleavy, playing against his father’s Clippers for the first time since he was traded from Golden State to Indiana last month, hit nine of 12shots, scored 20 points and had three steals in the Pacers’ 94-80 victory on Sunday. “He’s playing comfortably in this (Pacers) system,” said Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy Sr., who has won nine of 14matchup against his son’s teams. “It used to be the worst thing there was, playing against your son, because it’s the first time in your life you don’t want him to win,” the elder Dunleavy said. “Now that part has gotten a little bit easier, and it’s just a game.” Cassell scored 11 points in the third quarter as the Clippers cut the lead to seven, but a basket by Dunleavy started another 8-0 run that pushed the Pacers’ lead to 77-62 starting the finalperiod. The Clippers rallied within seven points midway through the final quarter, but Jermaine O’Neal then hit two straight baskets and Dunleavy added another to push Indiana’s lead to 89-76. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“My six year old son Thiago asked me why they were killing me in Argentina. He watches videos on YouTube all the time, and he asks me why they don’t want me,” Messi said.“I have to go through those things, but it doesn’t matter.”The Barcelona star took a break from international duty after a disappointing World Cup last year, but his highly anticipated return proved a flop as Argentina lost to unfancied Venezuela in Madrid.“I want to win something with the national team, and I’ll keep trying,” Messi told Argentine radio station Radio Club October.He said he would continue to play for his country even though “a lot of people told me not to do it, not to suffer again.”Argentine fans and journalists have often taken their frustrations at under-par performances by the national team out on Messi, who is always expected to perform at the levels he does for Barcelona, where he is surrounded by star players.Messi hit out at repeated lies about him in the media.“People buy into everything that’s said. So then I’m the ‘son of a bitch’ and the ones that feel the hurt most of all is my family. There are many lies told. There are new lies every day.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Mar 29 – An uncharacteristically angry Lionel Messi revealed on Friday how he struggles to deal with criticism of his performances for Argentina’s national team, saying that even his six-year-old son was questioning why he was judged so harshly in his country.The 31-year-old’s return to the national side last week after an eight-month absence was marred by a humiliating 3-1 loss to Venezuela in a friendly. A groin strain then forced him to sit out an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Morocco.
The Local Enterprise Office, formerly Donegal County Enterprise Board, is running a series of eBay training events for businesses and business start ups within the county.Now the Donegal public can find out all about eBay – and how to make cash or track down an item!Michael Hughes, Ireland’s leading eBay trainer will deliver a three hour illustrated “Introduction to eBay “ in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 1 May.His presentation will feature live demonstrations on how to search for an item on eBay, place a bid, buy and pay for an item using PayPal and how to list an item for sale on eBay. He will also identify eBay’s top sellers worldwide, share insider tips and tricks, point out the latest trends, best-selling categories etc.Michael Hughes was the first eBay trained and approved Education Specialist on the island of Ireland and the first 5 star Instructor (the highest ranking possible) in the UK or Ireland. He has helped individual companies drive export sales on eBay of over €1 million per year.Michael Tunney, Head of Local Enterprise, says “We have run a series eBay programmes in the past as a result of which a number of local companies have been recognised as eBay Top Rated Sellers. Given the challenges facing indigenous entrepreneurs I would encourage as many local business people as possible to attend.”Prospective attendees must pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by phoning 074 9160735. Further high level eBay training events are planned as a follow up to this event. ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT eBAY IN DONEGAL BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK! was last modified: April 25th, 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:clanree hotelcourseDonegal Enterprise BoardeBAYLEO
A Donegal man has denied murdering four British soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in London’s Hyde Park in July 1982.John DowneyJohn Downey, 62, from Creeslough is accused of killing Roy Bright, Dennis Daly, Simon Tipper and Geoffrey Young. The Household Cavalry members were killed as they rode from their barracks in Knightsbridge to Buckingham Palace.The BBC reports that Mr Downey also denied intending to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.The bomb that Mr Downey is charged with planting was the first of two that caused carnage in London on 20 July 1982.In the first incident, a nail bomb in a blue Austin car was detonated as the Household Cavalry members made their way through the park to the Changing of the Guard parade at Buckingham Palace.As well as the four men, seven horses were killed and a number of police officers and civilians were injured.In the second explosion, less than two hours later, seven Royal Green Jackets bandsmen in a Regent’s Park bandstand were killed.Mr Downey, who was arrested at Gatwick Airport last May, entered the pleas at the Old Bailey. He remains on conditional bail.DONEGAL MAN DENIES MURDERING FOUR BRITISH SOLDIERS was last modified: January 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:CreesloughHYDE PARK BOMBINGJohn Downeymurder
Latest transfer news Genoa defender Armando Izzo in action in Serie A Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback GOSSIP REAL DEAL three-way race Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino However he still made only 16 Serie A appearances last term and, despite remaining under contract until 2022, could be available for a knockdown price.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. heading off Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder IN DEMAND Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED West Ham could snap up Genoa defender Armando Izzo for as little as £8.75million.New Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has wasted no time putting his stamp on the squad by landing the likes of Issa Diop already. Now he could be set to land another central defender with Italian Izzo on his radar.In April 2017, the 26-year-old was handed an 18-month ban from football for his alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal.However, just four weeks later, that was reduced to a six-month ban and he returned to the first team in October. LIVING THE DREAM Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out take zlat ‘perfect fit” Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly 1 WHITE KNIGHT Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade
The Annual General Meeting of Finn Harps Co-Operative Society Ltd will take place in Villa Rose Hotel on Sunday 10th May 2015 at 7.00pm.Shareholders will meet and the 2014 audited accounts will be presented.The Agenda for the meeting is as follows: · Welcome· Minutes of the last A.G.M.· Matters Arising· Adoption of minutes · Presentation of 2014 Audited Accounts· Adoption of Accounts· Appointment of Auditors· Election of board members· Update on new stadium · A.O.BThose seeking positions on the Board of Directors must have their nomination signed by two shareholders. They also must indicate which position they wish to seek on the board. These must be returned to the Finn Harps office by Secretary by 5 p.m. on Thursday the 7th May. They should be marked: AGM, c/o Secretary Finn Harps Co-operative Society Limited, Navenney Street, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.Any motions for the AGM must be signed by one member of the present board and these must also be returned to the Finn Harps office by 5 p.m. on Thursday the 7th May.This AGM is for shareholders, it is not an open meeting for supporters. We would be very grateful if all shareholders could make an effort to attend the AGM. For forms or any further enquiries, please contact the Finn Harps office on 074 91 30070 or e-mail to email@example.com.HIGH-FLYING FINN HARPS’ AGM TAKES PLACE ON MAY 10TH was last modified: April 26th, 2015 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:AGMfinn harps