First-time urban area champions Papine High have taken the initiative against many-time rural area champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS)at the end of day one of their three-day ISSA National Spalding Cup clash at Melbourne Oval.STETHS who entered the contest as heavy-favourites, were first bowled out for a paltry 71 in their first innings after losing they lost the toss and were asked to take first strike.Papine, in reply, then posted 199 in their first innings for a lead of 128. Batting a second time STETHS were again in trouble at 56 for four, still needing 72 runs to make Papine bat again.undermined by spinSTETHS were undermined by leg-spinner Rushawn Lee in their first innings. Lee bagged five for 31 and pacers Andre Bailey Kishawn Graham picked up three for 28 and two for 21, respectively.National youth representative, Andre McCarthy, 18, and Nigel Palmer, 16, made most runs with recent West Indies Under-19 World Cup winning representative, Michael Frew, falling for one.Papine, in their response, were piloted by openers Raymond Hall 58 and Orande Pearson 45, who put on 109 for the first wicket. Romario Lynch, 24, and Bailey, 30, also got among the runs.Frew, bowling part-time off-spin snared three for 45, and fellow off-spinner Rodienlo Simpson, three for 43.-J.L.
NEW DELHI, India (CMC): Darren Sammy said he still cares about the game in the Caribbean, but he loses little sleep about a recall to the West Indies team. The former West Indies captain said he had little regret about publicly chiding the West Indies Cricket Board after winning last year’s Twenty20 World Cup final against England, which was the final time he played for the regional side. “It is sad that my last international was the World T20 final,” Sammy told the Press Trust of India news agency. “I am still available for selection in limited overs cricket, but I am not going to cry over non-selection. “I am still out there playing in the different leagues around the world, if selected I am available. But I am not crying over spilt milk.” The 33-year-old Sammy had modest returns in an international career for West Indies during which he played 38 Tests, 126 One-day and 66 Twenty20 Internationals between 2004 and last year. He was however, widely praised for his passionate leadership which inspired the team to win the T20 World Cup twice (2012 and last year) and perform creditably in the other two formats of the game, even rising to fifth in the Test rankings. But his outburst following the T20 World Cup final last year was dimly viewed by regional administrators and he subsequently lost the leadership of the T20 side to World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite. “What I said on the podium after winning the final, I said it from my heart,” said Sammy. “I said what I had to. I expected things to happen. But I don’t lose sleep over it anymore. “God has blessed me tremendously. He is my selector. So I am not worried about what is going to happen. I still do care about West Indies cricket, but if I am not selected, I am not going to sulk over it.” Sammy is in India to as part of the Kings XI Punjab team playing in the Indian Premier League T20 tournament. It’s the latest of the T20 gigs of which he has been a part, as he continues to play the game around the world.
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Foundation of Olusegun Obasanjo (OOF), former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Education (MOE). The purpose is to come up with and put into operation in Liberia, projects that will target and improve individuals in the areas of Health, Education, Finance and Economic Planning, Labor, and Youth and Sports.The MOU is to serve as a means by which Liberia and the OOF might think and work together in areas of common interest.One of the first things to be done would be to lay the groundwork for targeted activities and then map out approaches on how the two entities might proceed to operate together.According to the MOU, the GOL and OOF would work in partnership in developing education program focusing on the Gender Responsive Accelerated Vocational Technical Program (GRAVTP); support will go to the GRAVTP program, the School Development Program, the support STEM Skills Acquisition Program as well as the Teacher Training Scheme and Community Awareness Program.They would promote projects of an acceptable commercial nature in the areas of infrastructure and agriculture with the goal of increasing employment for the youth of Liberia. They would support programs that promote health awareness particularly concerning non-communicable diseases; and any other activities and program in areas of mutual interests which the Parties may jointly devise.In regards to the scope of collaboration, the GOL shall develop and assist OOF to mobilize resources and develop strategic plans to generate funding from regional, bilateral, and multilateral agencies. It will develop, implement, and monitor a coherent mobilization effort through maintaining dialogue and strengthening relations with major donor agreements, expectations and expanding the donor base. It is hoped that the Ministries of Education, Gender and Development and other GOL agencies will be encouraged to advice on innovative fund raising strategies and identifying strategic development opportunities, among other things.The duration of this MOU is for ten (10) years, from the date of the last signature; however, either Party may terminate the MOU by giving three months’ prior notice to the other.The foundation is a charity organization dedicated to bringing human security to all people by partnering with and funding organizations across Africa that are working on the Foundation’s initiatives crucial to human security.Though the beneficiaries of the MOU were not quantified, officials said that a substantial amount of girls and young women are targeted to benefit from the agreement and its planned activities.Former president Obasanjo signed on behalf of his foundation, while Education Minister, Etmonia D. Tarpeh did the same on behalf of the government and her Ministry. The ceremony was witnessed by President Sirleaf and officials of OFF.Speaking at the MOU signing ceremony on Sunday, April 13, at the Executive Mansion, former President Obasanjo said the issue of girls’ empowerment is a critical challenge in Africa. He said this problem has no boundaries as it is prevalent on the African continent, not to speak of Liberia that is just emerging from 14 years of civil-crisis.He said his foundation has the vision to partner with organizations and governments and to serve as change agents across the Continent.The concept of human security has been a long-standing commitment of President Obasanjo’s—to promote the initiatives that can dramatically change the lives of individuals and communities on the continent; and the Liberian project has been specifically designed to cater to the needs of girls, who according to former President Obasanjo, have been culturally deprived for ‘rock of ages.’He apologized to President Sirleaf, for what he termed ‘interrupting her service time on this Palm Sunday; but serving humanity, the cause for which the MOU was being signed, is the same as serving God, he suggested.President Sirleaf, in welcoming former president Obasanjo to Liberia, said the signing of the MOU, in part, is to support the education sector—especially the training of young women, particularly in technical fields, to enable them enhance their employment potential. “This is a big contribution to Liberia’s development effort,” she said.President Sirleaf said, “We want to be grateful to President Obasanjo who continues to support Liberia education. I want to thankful to him for this new initiative to train young women especially in the technical areas. This is significant for us.”“We have done a lot in capacitating our girls by providing them opportunities; but this MOU, when fully implemented, will help a lot of them with technical capacities to support themselves,” she added.Education Minister Tarpeh called the signing of the MOU “a dream come true, because recently there was a discussion on what needs to be done with the youth of Liberia; that discussion led to a three-year Action Plan for the education sector. “What we have signed today is part of that activity and addresses the need of young people—especially girls,” she said.Prior to the signing ceremony, Minister Tarpeh said that the MOU will be a great help for young women who will take advantage of the program. She lauded President Obasanjo for the initiative.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
GECOM Chair impasse…plaintiff to appeal…Opposition Leader feels vindicated, but says ruling constitutes ‘obiter dicta’Acting Chief Justice Roxane George, SC, on Monday overruled President David Granger’s interpretation of the Constitution regarding the appointment of a chairman for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), finding that there is noActing Chief Justice Roxane George, SCparticular preference for the appointment of persons within the Judiciary. While this deduction was welcomed by complainant Marcel Gaskin, he felt that the honourable Chief Justice erred in a section of her ruling, where, according to him, she went beyond what was asked of the court.In her determination, Chief Justice (ag) George found that there was no valid argument to support the idea that the Chairman should be a judge, former judge or person eligible to be a judge, and noted that persons from each category are equally eligible for the post. However, in an issued statement after the ruling, Gaskin highlighted that the acting Chief Justice went to address the proviso to Article 161 (2) which applies to instance of the Opposition Leader failing to submit a list.“This was never an issue for us since the Leader of the Opposition submitted not one but two lists of persons for nomination as Chairman of GECOM. Unfortunately, by extending herself beyond the requirement of my case, the Madame Chief Justice made a gross error in ruling that the President is not obliged to select a person from the six names on the list unless he has determined positively that the persons thereon are unacceptable (sic) as a fit and proper person for appointment,” Gaskin pointedly stated on Monday.His statement categorised that subsidiary aspect of the ruling as a non-sequitur (does not follow), which, in his opinion, creates “unnecessary misunderstanding and confusion”. In this light, Gaskin disclosed that he gave his attorneys instructions to “immediately lodge a Notice of Appeal”.Included in Justice George’s ruling on Monday was that the persons proposed for the post of GECOM Chairman must have judge-like qualities and possess integrity, honesty and impartiality. She also said that the word “any” in the other category , “any other fit and proper person” widens the category and “does not restrict the qualification or profession” from which the nominee should be drawn, and noted that there was no mandatory category and all the categories have equal weight.In March, Gaskin, a local businessman and brother of Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, had moved to the High Court to challenge the constitutionality of President Granger’s reasoning behind his rejection of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s first list of six nominees for the GECOM chairmanship. Jagdeo had submitted a second list, which the Head of State also rejected. A third list is slated to be presented.In the court action, Gaskin sought a declaratory order from the Court as to whether the list of nominees to be submitted by the Opposition Leader must include a judge, a retired judge, or a person qualified to be a judge.Since the matter was filed, the acting Chief Justice heard submissions from the various parties, which included Gaskin’s lawyer Glen Hanoman. President Granger, however, held out that Article 161 (2) of the Constitution prescribes for the Chairman of the Elections Commission to be “a person who holds or who has held office as a judge of a court…or who is qualified to be appointed as any such judge, or any other fit and proper person…”Having interpreted “fit and proper” to mean another group of qualified persons, the Opposition Leader in December submitted his first list and nominated: Attorney and Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram; Conflict Resolution Specialist Lawrence Lachmansingh; retired Major General Norman McLean; business executive Ramesh Dookhoo; Indian rights activist Rhyaan Shah, and History Professor, Dr James Rose for the post at the helm of GECOM. However, the Head of State rejected that list on his aforementioned grounds.Following weeks of impasse, Jagdeo finally agreed to return to the drawing board and submitted a new list of nominees. Consultations were held for several weeks with civil society representatives, since there were difficulties in conforming to the criteria outlined by the President. Nevertheless, Jagdeo had submitted a second list of six nominees for the post of Chairman of GECOM to the Head of State in April. The nominees were: retired Justice of Appeal BS Roy; retired Justice William Ramlall; former Magistrate Oneidge Walrond-Allicock; Attorneys Kashir Khan and Nadia Sagar; and businessman and pilot, Captain Gerald Gouveia.Again, President Granger rejected the list, saying that it was “unacceptable” and reiterated his stance that all of the nominees should be a judge, retired judge, or qualified to be a judge.Meanwhile, at the High Court on Monday, Justice George nullified the arguments made by the Attorney General’s Chambers, saying that the President needed to give good reasons for rejecting all or any nominees. This, she said, will be in furtherance of democracy and good governance. Should the Head of State present his reasons for rejecting the nominees, it would give an indication of who is acceptable.She also said if one of the six nominees was acceptable, one would expect that the person would be appointed to the position of GECOM Chairman as there is no need for everyone on the list to be acceptable. She said, however, that the President has the discretion to reject the entire list.
The sun not only beats down from overhead, but bounces and reflects off concrete sidewalks, making a typical shopping errand miserable. But things are about to get better – on one street in San Pedro, anyway. Next month, a group of local residents who have teamed up with the Tree People nonprofit organization will plant as many as 100 trees along 27 blocks of Pacific Avenue in San Pedro. Not only will the shade trees make it more comfortable for pedestrians, but studies show the trees can actually boost business, a Tree People spokeswoman said. “Several studies prove that business districts that have tree-lined streets make more money,” said Lisa Cahill, Tree People’s Citizen Forestry manager. “People are a little happier, they stay a little longer, and they spend a little more money.” By Donna Littlejohn STAFF WRITER Hot enough for you? Southern California’s end-of-summer heat waves are especially brutal on city streets. Using grant money from the Air Quality Management District and funds provided for neighborhood councils, the $80,000 project is being led by the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council with participation from the coastal council as well. Sue Castillo of the Central Neighborhood Council has joined with other volunteers going door-to-door to get approvals for the trees. The trees are planted at no cost to merchants. “Nothing improves a neighborhood like trees, and I think they’ll make a big difference on Pacific Avenue,” Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn said. “Neighborhood councils are given $50,000 a year to improve their neighborhoods and this is a good use of some of those funds.” The planting day – Oct. 27 – will rely on drawing about 300 to 400 volunteers wanting to donate their time and energy to plant the trees that come in 15-gallon containers. Approvals need to be received from property owners who must agree to maintain the trees. So far, about 50 percent of the property owners along Pacific from Oliver to Hamilton streets have signed up, Cahill said. But those who turn down the offer initially, she said, often decide to jump on board later once they see how the trees look. “I know that personally when I’m walking down a street, if I have an option I’ll choose the shady side,” Cahill said. Altogether, the project could provide up to 170 new trees along the commercial street, provided approvals are received from everyone. Among merchant concerns are maintenance and cleanup responsibilities. Others, such as stores that rely on delivery trucks as part of their business, have other worries. “It’s just going to be messy and in the way,” said Steve Siegel, owner of American Furniture Guild at 1141 S. Pacific Ave. “We have trucks coming up here all the time. “If they have money to spend, they should put a couple trash receptacles on the corners.” Among the businesses that have signed up for trees are Rex’s Cafe at 2136 S. Pacific Ave. and Auto Zone at 535 S. Pacific Ave. “I think it’s a good idea,” Auto Zone Manager Ramon Zamudio said. “It’s going to enhance the avenue. Trees are always nice and they actually change the view of a street.” Cahill said her group works with merchants to make sure trees don’t obscure signage – eventually, they grow above the signs, she said, providing a shaded canopy. Trees that will be planted include Brisbane box trees, evergreens that already exist in some places along Pacific. Drought-tolerant once established, they will be about 7 or 8 feet tall when planted, but could grow as tall as 30 feet, she said. All of the trees planted are species that will not crack sidewalks and are fairly low maintenance. Initially, trees may need 15 to 20 gallons of water every other week, but that decreases over time, she said. “By two or three years, most have tapped into the groundwater,” Cahill said. “We train our citizen foresters to put in the right tree in the right space, using city guidelines. The trees have non-invasive root systems and are suitable for the site.” The Harbor Area is below the national average for tree canopy cover, she said, so several projects are being planned as part of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Million Tree project. “The canopy cover (in the Harbor Area) is very low,” Cahill said. “I’ve heard figures from about 5 percent to 6 percent up to 12 percent. But the city of Los Angeles (as a whole) is around 20percent and the nation is at about 20 percent to 28 percent.” And it’s not all about the trees. Relying on local volunteers to do the planting, Cahill said, builds community spirit. And that, in turn, makes the trees more successful. “When trees are put in for people, we lose about 40 percent to 60 percent of them,” Cahill said. “When they’re planted in conjunction with the community, (people) take care of all those little things while they’re walking their dogs or parking their cars. They’ll take three seconds to adjust a stake or a tie, all those little things you can do with just your hands. “We only lose 10 percent or less of those trees.” firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Investigative journalist Gemma O Doherty released ‘Mary Boyle: The Untold Story’ exactly a month ago on the video sharing platform Youtube.com, and has received praise both nationally and internationally for her work.‘Mary Boyle: The Untold Story’ won an Award of Excellence in the Feature Documentary category and an Award of Recognition in the Women Filmmaker section at the Hollywood Indepdendent Documentary Awards July 2016. Despite set backs such as being forced to remove the documentary for a period of time due to a threatened defamation case, and having R.T.E. bill Gemma a staggering €12,915 to use a three and a half minute clip from their archives in the documentary, the documentary has done extremely well, racking up over 148,000 views.The documentary took several years of investigation and research, and three months to produce.Mary’s twin sister Ann has been on a pursuit for the truth for the last forty years, which has taken her to Stormont, Westminster, Brussels and Washington DC. She has been accompanied by Gemma O Doherty in her campaign. Mary Boyle went missing in March 1977 at just six years old from her grandparent’s farm in Ballyshannon.Little Mary is Ireland’s youngest missing person.If you missed the documentary, you can view it by clicking here.Mary Boyle documentary wins awards in Hollywood was last modified: August 4th, 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:documentarygemma o dohertyMARY BOYLEmary boyle the untold story
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The Champions League gets under way on Tuesday evening with Tottenham heading to Italy to take on Inter.Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs go into the game on the back of two consecutive Premier League defeats and will be without four key men for the Group B opener. 5 Icardi and Kane will go head-to-head MONEY 5 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 5 smart causal Their double-header with the Italian giants in 2010 saw Gareth Bale announce himself as a star of European football.The winger hit a stunning hat-trick against Inter at the San Siro before turning in another brilliant performance in the return fixture to give Spurs a 3-1 win at White Hart Lane.Where can I listen?Inter Milan vs Tottenham will be live on talkSPORT at 5.55pm on Tuesday. What the managers are sayingLuciano Spalletti (Inter): “We’ve seen Tottenham’s last games. They’re a very strong team, as are Inter.“To me, Harry Kane seems to be in excellent shape and he’s a very important player for how they play. He’s very good at laying the ball off and always picking out his teammates in the right way.” 5 silverware talkSPORT will be live at the San Siro #THFC: Vorm, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Lamela, Son, Kane (C). Latest odds from @WilliamHill 👉 https://t.co/oRsSYNYdAT#COYS pic.twitter.com/0dhOlSvMc8— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 18, 2018 Bale’s performance against Inter was memorable Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham): “We are not realistic contenders in any single competition, that is my view.“If we show the same face as against Watford, it’s impossible to be a contender. If we show the face (we showed against) Liverpool, it will be so difficult.“If we show some of what we did against Manchester United then maybe yes. I explained after Old Trafford it was difficult to keep the feet on the grass and believe that the job was done.”Team news impact REVEALED As well as being without Lloris, Alli, Trippier and Alderweireld – Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko is also out with a hamstring injury.Inter will give a late assessment to defender Danilo D’Ambrosio, but Sime Vrsaljko is out with a knee injury.CONFIRMED TEAMSINTER: Handanović; Miranda, De Vrij, Škriniar, Asamoah, Vecino; Brozović, Politano, Nainggolan, Perišić; Icardi. France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will miss out with a thigh injury and Dele Alli with a hamstring strain, while defenders Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld have not travelled to Italy despite being fit.Inter will be playing their first Champions League game since 2012 and Spurs fans will not forget the last time these two sides were drawn in the same group. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 5 Trippier and Alderweireld have been left out for ‘technical reasons’ Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Pochettino delivered some surprising team news Predicted line-upsInter XI: Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Dalbert; Brozovic, Gagliardini; Perisic, Nainggolan, Candreva; IcardiTottenham XI: Vorm; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Moura, Eriksen, Son; Kane. possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The plan was very clear to us, which was to take security control over the two hotels and to take the foreign and Arab journalists as hostages to use them as a bargain.” The U.S. military said no U.S. troops were injured. A U.S. Bradley fighting vehicle parked inside the compound was destroyed in the blast. No one was inside at the time. The security adviser said at least 40 people were injured, most of them passers-by. Another official, Deputy Interior Minister Hussein Kamal, said four or five Iraqi police were among the dead. AP television footage showed that one of three vehicle bombs had penetrated the concrete blast walls surrounding the hotel compound before exploding. The cement mixer exploded in a huge ball of flame and a cloud of smoke. Iraqi security officials said the blasts occurred two minutes apart, not long before Muslims marking the Islamic holy month of Ramadan were preparing to break their daylong fast. Shortly before the explosion, a truck came under fire nearby. The attacks caused heavy damage to the south side of the 18-story Palestine Hotel, forcing journalists, including those from AP, Fox News and the U.S. government-funded Alhurra TV station, to take refuge in the corridor. Fox and Alhurra officials said their employees were safe. An AP photographer at a checkpoint at the northwest corner of the hotel said at least three photographers from other media outside the hotel were injured and taken away by ambulance. Two AP employees and three other journalists inside the hotel suffered minor injuries. The AP counted six wounded inside the hotel, which was last hit in an insurgent rocket attack Oct. 7, 2004. Capt. Patricia Brewer, a U.S. military spokeswoman, said the blasts were audible from U.S. headquarters in Baghdad. A Pentagon spokesman, Lt. Col. Barry Venable, said the U.S. military sent a quick-reaction force to the site to assist the police. Elsewhere in Baghdad, suspected insurgents opened fire at two civilian cars, killing three municipal workers and a passer-by, said police Capt. Talib Thamir amid a surge of violence over the past two days that has killed dozens. The death toll among American troops in the Iraq war neared 2,000 dead, with the announcement of a Marine killed Sunday during fighting in western Iraq. The exploding cement truck – caught in AP television footage – blew a hole in a 12-foot concrete wall that separates the hotel from the square. U.S. soldiers maintain a presence inside the five-acre hotel compound, which includes the Sheraton. After the bombing, Iraqi forces opened up with heavy automatic weapons fire, apparently at random. There was no sign of a further assault on the hotel. Associated Press reporters Thomas Wagner and Mariam Fam contributed to this report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – Three massive vehicle bombs exploded Monday near the Palestine Hotel, home to many journalists, killing at least 20 people. Dramatic TV pictures showed one of the bombers driving a cement truck through the concrete blast walls that guard the hotel, then blowing up his vehicle. Iraq’s national security adviser, Mouwafak al-Rubaie, said the attack, which appeared well-planned, was a very clear effort to take over the hotel and seize journalists as hostages. One of the car bombs exploded near the police position on the northeast side of Firdous Square, where a statue of Saddam Hussein was toppled in April 2003 shortly after the fall of Baghdad, and more than 100 yards east of the hotel. Security officials said a third bomb struck the area around the same time. All three were believed to be suicide attacks. “Three cars came from three different roads in succession to create security breaches for terrorists,” al-Rubaie told The Associated Press in a telephone interview, adding that they were armed with rocket-propelled grenades and light arms.