Andrew Fisher of Elite Performance Track Club was the top performer at yesterday’s Central and Hurdles track meet at the G.C. Foster College with an impressive record-equalling run of 6.53 seconds to capture the men’s 60 metres open.Fisher who now represents Bahrain, but still works out in Jamaica, tied the mark set one year ago by Kim Collins of St Kitts. Finishing second was Everton Clarke of G.C. Foster College in 6.60, with his teammate, Sheldon Mitchell, taking third in 6.76.G.C. Foster’s Jura Levy also had a good win in the women’s 60 metres event after clocking 7.25, just edging Sprintec’s Gayon Evans, who was second in 7.32.St Jago High had a clean sweep of the top-three spots in the Girls’ 70m hurdles, with Danae Nembhard leading the way. She clocked 10.86 seconds to break the old record of 11.00 set by Hydel’s Osheca Barnes in 2012. Teammates, Kaylagay Clarke 11.25 and Aaliyah Blair 11.26 finished second and third, respectively.BEST FEMALE PERFORMERAlysha Kelly of St Jago was the best among females in the Class One 400 metres. The former Guys’ Hill and Hydel High standout clocked 55.21 seconds, as Edwin Allen High’s Kimona Muschette was second in 55.83 and Holmwood Technical’s Osheca Lee taking third in 56.07.Gabrielle McDonald of Edwin Allen topped the field in the girls’ Class One 100 metres hurdles in 14.11 seconds, as Holmwood Technical Nicolee Foster was second in 14.16 and St Jago High’s Anek Brissette taking third in 14.50.St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) took the top-three places in the boys’ Class One 400m hurdles. Leandro Ledgister won in 54.20 seconds, ahead of Jevauny James 54.55, with third going to Dashinelke Dyer in 55.54.In Class Two 400m hurdles, it was a win for STETHS’ Jashaun Parkes in 57.59 ahead of Kimani Lindo of Wolmer’s Boys, 58.46, with third going to Warren Henlon of STETHS, 1:00.93.Jamaica College ruled supreme in the sprint hurdles. Trezequet James stopped the clock at 14.31 seconds to win the Class Two 110m, ahead of teammate Tajamir Miller (14.16) with third going to Jeremy Farr of Wolmer’s, 14.43.It was also one-two for Jamaica College in Class One 110m hurdles. Phillip Lemonious won in 14.20, defeating Oquendo Bernard, 14.31. Third went to Lloyd Facey of Mona in 14.72.
Former goalkeeper, Kun Dixon, (Joe Carr), told a gathering of community members Saturday to give his administration support to improve conditions in the Karpeh Street Community.Speaking during the installation of officers for the next three years, Carr said, “I’m coming on board at a time our people need a leader with a vision and who can inspire them to get things done.”Held at the residence of the late Toby Brown in Karpeh Street, near New Kru Town, Monrovia, Carr promised to be a good servant.He said his administration will embark on three necessary ventures, which are to improve latrine and water facilities, empower the youths and seek scholarships for students as well as a loan scheme for women.He, however, pointed out that the new administration’s objectives would be realized only with the support of the community.Installing officer, New Kru Town Governor Alice B. Wiah urged the new leaders not to disappoint the community.She appealed to the women to work with their men and promised her support to all meaningful projects.Earlier, a political activist Mr. Robert Teah promised 100 scholarships for school-going children, along with LD1, 000.00 to enable the new administration to open a bank account.Chairman Joe Carr was a goalkeeper for several football clubs in New Kru Town, and was good at saving penalty kicks, friends told the Daily Observer.Others who were installed along with him were Secretary General Ms. Cecelia Russell and Financial Secretary Daniel D. Wea. Vacant positions to be filled in a by-election are co-chairman, treasurer and chaplain.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies have been making moves in the offseason, and have hired a new member of the team’s coaching staff.Cameron Weir will be joining the Huskies’ bench at the end of July, where he will specialize in training the team defensively. Weir’s hockey background includes a Junior ‘A’ career in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and a stint with the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack. He has also been coaching minor hockey for over four years.Cameron Weir with the TRU Wolfpack. Photo by Fort St. John Huskies/Facebook- Advertisement -“He’s coached minor hockey for the past four or five years, so that direction was on the right path.” Huskies GM Jeremy Clothier said, “We figured he was a good fit, just a different set of eyes. Having a non-local sometimes helps, not only in coaching but in recruiting as well.”The Huskies recently lost assistant coaches Andrew Riddell and Braden Latanzzi due to job transfers, so they are still actively looking for one more potential coach.
He scored 12 goals in 53 Argentina appearances and helped the side win the 1978 World Cup on home soil.“That’s life… it ends badly,” Houseman’s former coach Cesar Louis Menotti said on radio Cooperativa at the announcement of Houseman’s death.“We were used to this threat these last few months but he kept getting through it.“This time, he couldn’t. It’s sad.”Born in Buenos Aires, Houseman made his name under Menotti at local side Huracan and was soon called up to the national team under his former club boss.He played at the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, scoring three goals as Argentina crashed out in the second group stage.Four years later, though, he was part of Menotti’s side that upset the highly fancied Netherlands in the final at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, coming on as a substitute 15 minutes from time.“I don’t think another player like this who conquered the hearts of the masses can be found so quickly,” added Menotti.His death comes just eight days after that of fellow World Cup winner from 1978, Ruben Galvan, a former midfielder who died of cirrhosis at the age of 65.Brought up in a poor neighbourhood and known as a rebel, Houseman picked up the nickname “loco”, which means “crazy”.Following his career he suffered from alcohol problems.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Champions: This file picture taken on May 23, 2006, features former World Cup winners Oscar Ruggeri (left; 1986) and Rene Houseman (centre; 1978) with former Argentine national team player Juan Roman Riquelme © AFP/File / Juan MABROMATABUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Mar 23 – Argentine World Cup winner Rene “Loco” Houseman died of tongue cancer at the age of 64 on Thursday.Houseman was a tricky right winger in his day who drew comparisons to Brazilian great Garrincha.
0Shares0000The sorry state of the Ruaraka Complex playing surface as at March 27, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 – Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya could not hide his discontent with the state of the Ruaraka Complex pitch as his side lost out 3-1 to Tusker FC in a Kenyan Premier League match on Wednesday afternoon.The pitch, overally bumpy and with huge patches uncovered by grass all over the pitch proved to be a challenge for the ball playing Sharks as they lost out to a more direct Tusker. Though he conceded they were beaten fair and square by the brewers, Muluya could not take away the fact that the pitch might have played a huge role in his side’s defeat.“The two teams play in the same pitch, but they are used to it because they train here everyday. But, it’s a disgrace for Tusker to have such a pitch and furthermore bring their matches here. You can’t even compare this to some of the worst pitches we have seen in the league,” a disappointed Muluya offered.He added; It is a disgrace to Kenyan football and it should be banned. In fact it should be banned as early as yesterday.”“The organizing body needs to do something about this pitch. If we want to improve the standard of football in the country we can’t be coming to play in such fields. Probably you can look at how many points they are collecting from here compared to other people and it gives you a hint.”The sorry state of the Ruaraka Complex playing surface as at March 27, 2019. The pitch is decorated with huge patches of uncovered areas. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMuluya’s complaints follow that of Mathare’s Francis Kimanzi who also voiced the same complaints when his side beat Tusker 2-1 in January.Kimanzi termed the pitch, then at a better state than it is today, as a big joke and one that should never host a top-flight game.Initially at the beginning of the season, the Ruaraka pitch had been banned by the KPL safety committee but the ban was lifted a few days later.Muluya has now vowed to atone for the huge loss against the brewers when the two sides clash in the return fixture in a fortnight, saying his side has to be back stronger mentally after the loss.“We lost fairly because they had a good game and took their chances early. After 20 minutes being 2-0 down is tough but credit to my players because they showed the character to try and come back,” Muluya said.He added; “We are facing condensed matches and we need to quickly rectify the weak areas we have seen. The most important thing is the focus and to get psychologically stronger.”Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Nicholas Omondi has been recalled from his loan spell at Kibera Black Stars and featured in his side’s 3-1 loss to Tusker FC at the Ruaraka Complex on March 27, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMuluya has also hinted he will not delve much into the transfer market after landing the signature of Tanzanian Athanas Mdamu while youngster Nicholas Omondi has been recalled from his loan spell at Kibera Black Stars.While Mdamu was a starter against Tusker, Omondi came on as a second half substitute and made an assured impression.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
RTE pundit was all smiles and handshakes when he bumped into Donegal manager Jim McGuinness in Letterkenny.The duo met on the steps of the Mount Errigal Hotel, where Jim had just been given a manager’s award by the Ulster GAA writers.“Fair play to you boy,” said Pat as he shook Jim’s hand.Click play to watch jacksonsmediatv video of what happened next. DDTV VIDEO: PAT SPILLANE MEETING JIM McGUINNESS – THE VIDEO! was last modified: August 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV VIDEO: PAT SPILLANE MEETING JIM McGUINNESS – THE VIDEO!
23 May 2014After successfully staging its fifth democratic elections, South Africa is finalising its preparations for the inauguration of President-elect Jacob Zuma, who will be sworn in for a second term of office at the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday.On Wednesday, Members of Parliament elected Zuma to serve for another five years as President with former trade unionist and businessman Cyril Ramaphosa as his deputy.Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Collins Chabane said preparations had been under way for the past few weeks to ensure that Saturday’s inauguration is a success.Thousands of ordinary South Africans, as well as around 40 current and former heads of state, are expected to gather at the Union Buildings to witness the swearing in by South African Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.After taking his oath shortly after 11am, Zuma will deliver his inaugural address, signalling the start of the new five-year administration. In the days following, he will elect his new team of Cabinet ministers. The first State of the Nation address of the new term, outlining the government’s programme for the next five years, will follow in the coming weeks.There was an increased security presence at Waterkloof Air Force Base outside Pretoria on Friday ahead of the arrival of current and former heads of state who will be attending the inauguration.The Department of International Relations and Cooperation confirmed on Friday that heads of state and government (presidents, prime ministers or royalty) of 40 African countries would be in attendance on Saturday, along with seven former heads of state.South Africa’s BRICS partner countries will be represented at the event by Brazilian Vice-President Michel Temer, outgoing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese Home Affairs Minister Li Liguo, and Sergey Naryshkin, chairman of the State Duma of Russia’s Federal Assembly.African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and a representative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will also be among the guests.SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporter
Engen is investing in high school learners with great potential. Sivashnie Perumal is one of the students who has benefited from the involvement of the oil and gas company. This is her story.Sivashnie Perumal has many reasons to be proud, but she says graduating is the achievement of which she feels most proud. It will serve as a stepping stone for her to go on and realise her own personal dream. (Image: Supplied)Mathiba Molefe“I’ve always known that this is a man’s world, and that I would need to work twice as hard to conquer it,” says Durban-born Sivashnie Perumal.And true to her declaration, Perumal has kicked off a promising career in finance thanks to the support of South African oil and gas company Engen. It saw her potential early in her journey through high school.As a former head girl and top student at Savannah Park Secondary School, Perumal first crossed paths with Engen when she received an invitation to attend the Engen Maths and Science School Programme at Howard College in grades 10 and 11. Sadly, she could not attend because there was no transport.Perumal did, however, manage to take up a place during her matric year, an opportunity that she grabbed with both hands. She did so well in the programme that the oil company offered her a bursary to study.Now armed with a B Com degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Perumal works in supply chain and market development in the commercial fuels department at Engen’s Eastern Region Offices in Durban.She is thoroughly enjoying her introduction to the business world, she says, and is gaining valuable experience within a learning environment that has taken her by surprise.“The company is highly supportive of women, and in fact seems to be doing everything it can to support and promote us, but this won’t mean that I’ll treat myself lightly.”Taking it back homeAlthough she has many reasons to be proud, Perumal says that graduating is the achievement with which she feels the most pleased. It will serve as a stepping stone for her to go on and realise her own personal dream.“I come from an environment that is diverse and often economically challenged. One day I’d like to repay the faith that many people have had in me, by starting an Engen maths and science programme for deserving girls at my old school, Savannah Park Secondary.”Perumal’s journey highlights how education is perhaps the biggest player in improving one’s life and giving them the strength to help others who face the same challenges.With her path firmly set out in front of her, Perumal has armed herself with the skills, knowledge and resilience she will need to make this dream a reality.By continuing to grow the minds and talents of future generations, and shaping the careers of young, gifted South Africans, Engen is committed to building future leaders equipped with all they need to drive South African excellence.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
By Phindi MadunaInternationally renowned, award winning South African Celebrity Chef, Culinary Expert and Food Critic, Siba Mtongana recently announced that she is collaborating with South African Airways’ (SAA) Air Chefs.Siba’s company, The Siba Co. will work in partnership with the South African national carrier’s in-flight catering facility to create a ‘Sibalicious’ menu for business class passengers on international flights. Siba is the first female chef to take on this feat.Siba, who holds a degree in Food and Consumer Sciences from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, is a proudly South African food enthusiast who has been flying the South African flag high through all of her endeavours. Some of these include her cooking shows ‘Siba’s Table’ and ‘Siba’s Table: Fast Feasts’ which air in more than 90 countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa on the Food Network Television Channel; and her much loved cookbook ‘Welcome to my Table’. Siba also embraces the South African spirit of Ubuntu by helping to fight hunger and malnutrition through her ambassadorship for Foodbank South Africa.The partnership between The Siba Co. and SAA is perfect in that promotes local cuisine which contributes to the positive reputation of the Nation Brand.The new menu will certainly reinforce SAA’s undertaking to ‘Bring the World to Africa and take Africa to the World’.The roll out dates will be announced soon.
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