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#JaVotes2016: JLP supporters injured in car crash

first_img The accident took place along the 10 Miles Main Road, Bull Bay. The route 97 JUTC bus was headed to 11 Miles, Bull Bay, with the car heading in the opposite direction. According to Detective Inspector Neville Graham of the St Thomas police division, the driver and his lone passenger suffered what he deemed to be minor injuries. Blood, however, could be seen on the side of the roadway which onlookers said were that of the victims. The driver of the JUTC bus was unharmed. Two Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters had to be rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital after the car they were travelling in collided with a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus.last_img read more

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Follow the Trace: The Bolt Effect!

first_img In Beijing, for example, there was additional pressure on Bolt to deliver, and the superstar delivered emphatically by destroying the myth of a Justin Gatlin challenge in that first big race of the championships. It is a victory that with all things considered, must have inspired every member of that Jamaica team to even greater excellence. I remember watching a video clip of members on the Jamaican team in a hotel room in the athletes’ village watching that 100m final, obviously shot with a cellular phone, with running commentary by some of the athletes. You could hear the near reverence with which the big man is held within the team coming out in the comments. When the big man, Bolt, beat Gatlin at the line to win gold, the phone was still running and it captured the ensuing pandemonium with the loud, jubilant, and colourful cheers by the Jamaicans, who stormed out of the room and into the hallways. The big man had delivered and Jamaica was the best. The bar was now officially set in the biggest event of them all. Confidence must have swept through the Jamaica team like wildfire as the proverbial domino effect followed. BOLT EFFECT EXPIRATION Twelve medals, inclusive of seven gold, two silver, and three bronze, saw Jamaica finish in an impressive second on the table at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. It is fair to say the dream run continues for Jamaica in international track and field. There has been one constant in recent years of Jamaican excellence in the sport in the form of Usain St Leo Bolt, the inspirational leader and standout performer whose influence directly and indirectly cannot be overstated during this period of pound-for-pound dominance by Jamaica. Bolt was at it again in Beijing, winning his now customary three gold to take his total to 11 World Championships gold medals. Amid the euphoria of celebrating the success of the Jamaican ambassadors, there is the clear and present danger, I think, of taking the ‘Bolt Effect’ on Jamaica’s on-the-track fortunes for granted. Bolt invariably leads from the front, with the stellar 10-metre event run off early in all the major championships, giving Bolt the perfect platform to set the platform. INSPIRATIONAL VICTORY The Jamaican governing body, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, must recognise and address the inevitable fall-off that will occur when the ‘Bolt Effect’ expires. The soundings are that Bolt could walk away from the sport in another two years. The void that will result from that eventuality obviously cannot be filled, but things need to be put into place to minimise the fallout from that imminent Bolt exit. We all need to understand and appreciate the fact that we are all living in the time of the greatest athlete to have ever walked the face of the Earth and that if and when he goes, the sport will not be the same, and Jamaica’s status will not be the same. It is going to take some major adjustments locally and internationally to appreciate life in track and field after Bolt. By all means, we must continue to enjoy the spectacular brilliance and genius of Bolt, but we need also to understand clearly that it cannot and will not last forever, and that sooner, rather than later, Jamaica especially, will have the arduous task of continuing our quest for excellence in the sport of track and field without the ‘Bolt Effect’.last_img read more

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Anglican Diocese’s 144th Synod commences

first_imgThe 144thSynod of the Anglican Diocese in the region got underway in Guyana. The highest decision- making forum of the Anglican Church in Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, got underway with a Grand Mass at St George’s Cathedral on Sunday.Reverend Charles Davidson in his address to the gatheringThe event is three days of debate and discussions on crucial issues in the church. Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Guyana, Reverend Charles Davidson set the tone for the rest of the session. In the Reverend’s address to the hundreds in gathering, he reiterated the importance of the responsibility of Christians make sure the body that Christ gave us continues to be vibrant and avoid the negative influences present in our everyday lives.One of the issues that will be discussed is the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Diocese of Guyana and the Ministry of Laity in the Church.Also present at the service on Sunday were Diocesan President Marin Porter, Brotherhood of St Andrew; Diocesan President Joan James, Mother’s Union; Henrietta Edwards, and the Clergy of Diocese among others.This is the first Synod since the consecration of the Right Reverend Charles Davidson as the eighth Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Guyana.last_img read more

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Midget Flyers Close 2009 With Two Wins

first_img**SubmittedThe weekend prior to the Christmas break the Petroleum Association Midget Flyers hit the road for two league wins to close out the 2009 schedule and solidify their first place standing. On Dec 19, the Flyers knocked off the Rycroft Sharks by a 4-2 score behind the two goals by Jordan Harder and the solid goaltending of Travis McLean who turned aside 40 shots. Michael Basco and Brett Young provided singles to round out the scoring. Chipping in with assists were Marvin Yahey, Brett Howard, Cayle Bell, Brennan Stragier, Basco and Blair Karasiuk. Next up for the Flyers was a 10-2 win in Grande Prairie to improve their league record to 4 wins, 1 loss and 3 ties. The offence was led by Blair Karasiuk with two goals and three assists, Brett Young with two goals and two assists, Marvin Yahey with three goals, Sean Ryder and Tyrell Fenton with three helpers each and Brennan Stragier with one goal and two assists. Other scorers were Cayle Bell and Michael Basco. Rounding out the effort with assists were Brendan Beamish with two helpers, Brett Howard, Wyatt Anderson, Bell and Basco. Travis Mclean again provided good goaltending with a number of timely saves.The Flyers next action in the New Year is at the Enerplex on Jan 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Possible L.A. Olympic bid to be decided

first_imgBeneath the niceties, however, competition was fierce. Chicago’s glossy presentation folder contained numerous references to its ability to deliver “compact” games – a thinly veiled slap at Los Angeles’ sprawling urban area. If Los Angeles hosts the games, events are expected to also be held in Pasadena, Monterey Park, Anaheim, San Diego, San Francisco and even Las Vegas. Chicago has proposed $1.6 billion in construction if it wins, including building an Olympic stadium, aquatics center and athlete’s village on Lake Michigan. Los Angeles, meanwhile, focused on the wallet. The city is touting its existing facilities and a commitment by Staples Center and the Home Depot owners to spend $150 million for new training facilities, office space and a 150-room hotel and conference center. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger also signed legislation authorizing $250 million to cover any cost overruns of the games. And then there’s the mystery contribution that Villaraigosa mentioned Friday. “It’s something we’ve been working on,” Villaraigosa said. “It very clearly is a way to demonstrate the lengths that we will go to to ensure that these will be successful games. “There won’t be any cost associated with it that is not guaranteed.” Los Angeles has hosted the Games in 1932 and 1984. If Chicago is chosen, it will be biggest event in the city since it hosted the World’s Fair in 1933. Olympic selection expert Robert Livingstone said Chicago deserves the chance to host. Having hosted as recently as 22 years ago, he said, will be a significant hurdle for Los Angeles among members of the International Olympic Committee. The IOC will make its decision by 2009. “I don’t think the Olympics is a real `wow’ factor for L.A., and the IOC looks for that,” Livingstone said. He also noted that while IOC officials say they want more “frugal” games, they ultimately go for cities that promise to spend big for new stadiums. That’s another mark in Chicago’s column. “I would hope that the USOC – if they are serious about America winning – that they pick Chicago,” Livingstone said. Villaraigosa and members of the Southern California team, however, insist that having hosted before is a benefit. The third time, they said, will be the charm. “We certainly feel anybody would want to come to L.A. for a third time, a fourth time. I live there. I love it,” said Barry Sanders, chairman of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games. “It’s a great advantage,” he said. “No one would say the fact that you’ve contributed twice to the Olympic movement is a drawback.” As the two city teams wrapped up news conferences Friday and finished their practice sessions, members of both admitted to nervous stomachs. Wearing a “2016 Los Angeles” lapel pin, Villaraigosa called the Angelenos’ mood one of quiet confidence. “We have what it takes to sponsor these games,” he said. (202) 662-8731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Today’s winner will be the U.S. nominee for the premier global sporting event, vying against international locales including Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Prague and Madrid. So will the committee pick deep-dish pizza or veggie wraps? Skyscrapers or sandy beaches? Will the USOC be taken in by the promise of a gleaming new stadium on Lake Michigan or the comfort of already-existing facilities in Los Angeles? “We’ve got two great cities that could host an excellent Olympic Games,” Jim Scherr, the USOC’s chief executive officer, said less than 24 hours before the board’s decision. Villaraigosa and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley flew on Friday to Washington, D.C., to prepare for their cities’ final Olympic pitches. Both called one another “great friends” and insisted Los Angeles and Chicago are not really competing. The goal, each maintained, is to show off each city’s benefits and prove its ability to win 60 of the International Olympic Committee’s 115 votes. Not, they said, to flaunt the other city’s drawbacks. The U.S. Olympic Committee is set to decide today whether Los Angeles or Chicago will carry the nation’s torch for the 2016 Summer Games, even as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hinted the city still has another perk it will throw into the mix. “We are going to be able to demonstrate that we are able to indemnify the Olympics more than any other city can,” Villaraigosa said Friday as the Southern California delegation prepared its final presentation for the 11-member committee. Villaraigosa declined to offer specifics but said Los Angeles will tell the panel about an additional private funding guarantee if Los Angeles is chosen to host the games. last_img
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Wydad beat Mazembe to clinch CAF Super Cup

first_imgFrance-born Tighazoui, who was not part of the Champions League-winning team last November, curled the set-piece over the defensive wall and past outstanding goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo.Earlier, the VAR system being trialled in several European countries with mixed results, was used for the first time in Africa after 58 minutes at Stade Mohamed V.The Zambian referee initially awarded a second penalty within three minutes to Wydad only to change his mind after running to the sideline and watching replays of the incident.While the huge Moroccan crowd in the 65,000-seat stadium were naturally with the decision, it did appear that a Wydad player fell theatrically to the ground inside the box.VAR was supposed to debut in Africa last month during the Nations Championship in Morocco, but trial runs were held instead.The system involves off-field officials assisting referees with key decisions, including awarding goals and penalties and ruling on offsides, red cards and mistaken identities.Wydad squandered the early spot-kick when Ivorian Gbohouo correctly guessed which side of the goal Walid el Karti would aim at and parried the ball to safety.The home team dominated the annual one-off match throughout only to be defied by Gbohouo until 28-year-old winger Tighazoui struck.Success for the Casablanca club continued a run of Moroccan football success that began last November when they defeated Al Ahly of Egypt to win the Champions League a second time.Morocco qualified for the World Cup under French coach Herve Renard the same month and a home-based national side won the African Nations Championship 20 days ago.By winning the Super Cup for the fist time at the third attempt, Wydad made Tunisian Faouzi Benzarti the outright second most successful coach in CAF competitions with five titles.He won two with Esperance and two with another Tunisian club, Etoile Sahel, before being hired by Wydad this year after Hussein Amoutta was fired over poor domestic form.Portuguese Manuel Jose holds the record for CAF club titles won by a coach, guiding Al Ahly to four Champions League and four Super Cup triumphs.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tighazoui scored the winner as Wydad Casablanca won the CAF Super Cup © AFP / STRINGERCASABLANCA, Morocco, Feb 24 – Amin Tighazoui scored from a free-kick to give Wydad Casablanca a 1-0 CAF Super Cup victory over TP Mazembe Saturday as the video assistant referee (VAR) system was used for the first time in Africa.The goal that separated Champions League winners Wydad of Morocco and Confederation Cup title-holders Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo came on 83 minutes in Casablanca.last_img read more

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first_imgEvery week we will be giving away a FREE family pass (one adult and three children or two adults and two children) to Century Cinemas in Letterkenny.All readers have to do is to email the answer to a simple movie-related question.This week’s question is ‘Which member of the famous Irish Gleeson family has a hit movie on his hands?” The answer could well be on the Century Cinemas website below! Email your answer with your name, address and mobile phone number to before midnight tonight.The winner will be announced tomorrow morning (SAT).And don’t worry if you don’t win this week – we have lots of FREE family passes available in the coming weeks.FILM IT FRIDAY – WIN FREE CINEMA TICKETS was last modified: September 6th, 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:Century Cinemasfree ticketsletterkennylast_img read more


Oil platforms friend or foe to fish?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA BARBARA – Marine biologist Milton Love drives a hybrid car, displays a banner of left-wing revolutionary Che Guevara on his laboratory wall – and has backing from Big Oil. The reason: his finding that oil platforms off California’s central coast are a haven for species of fish whose numbers have been dramatically reduced by overfishing. That is good news to oil executives, who are looking for reasons not to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to remove the platforms once the crude stops flowing. Environmentalists say oil companies are simply trying to escape their obligations. “Just because fish are there doesn’t mean the platform constitutes habitat,” says Linda Krop, an attorney for the Santa Barbara-based Environmental Defense Center. “That’s like taking a picture of birds on a telephone wire and saying it’s essential habitat.” The 27 platforms – skeletal-looking structures that house dormitories, offices and massive pumps – were installed over the past four decades and now produce 72,000 barrels of oil a day. Environmentalists and coastal residents despise them for spoiling the view and disrupting the ocean’s ecology. Federal law requires oil companies to remove the platforms when operations are complete, though no one knows whether it will be years or decades before the deposits under the sea floor run out. Oil companies already are pressing state and federal officials to keep the rigs in place, citing Love’s finding that platforms provide homes for bocaccio, cowcod and other fish. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last week it might consider the idea but wants to know more about the effects of oil platforms on marine life. Since the 1950s, when heavy fishing began in the region, some species of fish have been reduced to 6 percent of their previous numbers, according to Love. Some fisheries have closed, and the fishing fleet has shrunk by a third. Love, a researcher at the University of California at Santa Barbara, films fish from a submarine and then counts them in his lab. He says some platforms are surrounded with fish packed as tightly as “cocktail wieners in a can.” “If anyone wants to come up and count the fish, we’ll provide the first beer,” Love says. “But they’re going to have to bring the rest. And they’re going to need a few cases because we have 11 years of research.” Love gets about 80 percent of his research money from the government and the rest from the California Artificial Reef Enhancement Program, a nonprofit group funded almost entirely by oil companies. It has contributed about $100,000 a year to Love’s research since 1999, executive director George Steinbach says. Love says no amount of oil money can sway his research – fish either cluster at the platforms or they don’t. And because they do, he says his personal opinion is that the rigs should stay in place, cut below the waterline so that ships can pass safely over them. “If you remove a platform you’ll kill many millions of animals,” he says. Environmentalists say if the platforms were removed, fish would return to the underwater boulder fields and rocky outcroppings that form natural reefs along the Southern California coast. In the Gulf of Mexico, more than 200 rigs have been converted into artificial reefs, either by toppling them or by lopping them off. Krop, the environmental lawyer, says rig-to-reef conversions make more sense in the Gulf of Mexico because the waters there have a mud bottom and fewer natural reefs. Converting platforms between Long Beach and Point Conception north of Santa Barbara could be $600 million to $1 billion cheaper than removing them, Steinbach says. He says the oil companies would contribute up to half their savings to state conservation programs. Widespread opposition from environmentalists and residents has killed legislation that would have allowed such a deal.last_img read more

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Documentary about Clonmany story-teller Charles McGlinchey to be screened tonight

first_imgFollowing a sold-out premiere last November, ‘The Last of the Name’, the documentary about Charles McGlinchey, the Clonmany story-teller, will be screened in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh tonight at 8.15pm. The film is directed by Culdaff’s father-daughter team of Paul and Kate McCarroll. They are assisted by a talented local team, including Seamus O Donnell, Greta McTague, and Paul Kelly in the role of McGlinchey.The film also includes the finest of Inishowen music – with compositions from Finbarr Doherty, Tom Byrne, and the Henry Girls. According to Kate McCarroll, “this is a really important Inishowen story, and the nicest thing for us is to be allowed to make a film about it. And even better – to do so with a team who are almost all from the locality. From the music to the acting, it’s a magical array of talent!”The film traces the book from its inception, to the role played by Ireland’s literary giants, Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel, in its publication. A number of key individuals are interviewed, including Des Kavanagh, Nollaig Mac Congail, Marius Harkin and Margaret Farren.The impact and significance of the work – particularly with regard to the Irish Language – are examined, as is its legacy: from the McGlinchey Summer School to a recent Multi-media interpretation. According to Paul McCarroll, “We were really happy and surprised with the response at the premiere. A lot of people have been asking about additional screenings, so it’s great to have these dates arranged. And we’re hoping to release the film on DVD in July.”Tickets at €7 are available from Fintan’s Newsagent and on the door.Documentary about Clonmany story-teller Charles McGlinchey to be screened tonight was last modified: June 10th, 2017 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:Carndonaghcharles mcglincheythe last of the namelast_img read more

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South African artist to serve residency in France

first_imgShamin ChibbaSome of Nelson Makamo’s paintings sell for hundreds of thousands of rands. Singer Annie Lennox and designer Giorgio Armani own his work. But he remains humble about his achievements. Now, the 34-year-old artist has been invited to complete a three-month residency in France with the Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art.Makamo leaves this week for the southern town of Saint-Émilion, where he will join a number of other artists from southern Africa.He will also travel through the country to find inspiration for his art.Makamo and the other African artists will be following in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest artists who have produced series of works inspired by the French countryside. The residency focus Makamo on producing a series of drawings, a more intimate medium from his usual large-scale paintings and monographs.Quick visit to @nelsonmakamo‘s studio.— Gareth Pon (@garethpon) July 12, 2016Speaking from his sunlit studio in August House, in downtown Johannesburg, Makamo says he has a few good ideas for what he wishes to create. “For me those are going to be three months of just doing sketches only. I have two concepts in mind: either I’m going to produce blocks of small oil paintings or a series of sketches.”The work Makamo and his peers produce will be exhibited in a prospective museum for South African contemporary art in France. “They invite artists from South Africa and we all come with different concepts. We put together a body of work and they curate and show it.”Makamo says he will use the countryside concept back in South Africa where he will look to create new works based on local rural communities. One of these ideas is a school mural project he wants to take to small towns across the country.Nelson Makamo takes his art to rural communities— Artcoza (@Artcoza) August 5, 2016After the Saint-Émilion residency, Makamo will host an exhibition in Paris with artwork produced during those three months under the title An African in the south of France.He will also be using the residency to prepare for a solo exhibition of his larger works in Munich, Germany in 2017.An artist evolvingMakamo believes the residency and the focus on sketches will bring about a transformation in his work. “There’s something about drawings that will always be mind-blowing. I always say to collectors, ‘You can’t say your collection is complete if you don’t have drawings from an artist.”Makamo says an artist’s sketchbook is where ideas are born. He has about 150 sketchbooks. “That’s the work that is hardly exhibited. I sketch almost every night when I get a chance. I’ve never done a show with only drawings and that is one of the things I’m planning to do in South Africa; just to have an exhibition of small drawings, from some as small as A5. It’s going to be stories of life, like what I’m feeling at that moment.”Makamo’s inspiration comes from the everyday life, observing and speaking to people around him. “[Inspiration] comes from people I always have a conversation with. It can be a joke or something else we have shared, and you always visualise those things. And what do you do? You summarise them and turn them into pieces of art.“I miss those days when I used the taxi because you realise that people read a lot and you underestimate that. You get that from a conversation that someone would share, something that you were not aware of. As long as you are alive you’re a scholar of life. So you can’t say you’ve (finished studying) because every day is a new thing.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using materiallast_img read more

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