JCA election! – Incumbent Heaven, Harris bowl off for cricket’s top job

first_img VICE-PRESIDENTS Harris, a business executive and educator, has former West Indies player Nehemiah Perry as his first vice-president nominee and Dr Joyce Graham-Royal, principal of G.C. Foster College, as second vice-president. The other executive committee nominees are: Team Heaven – Diahann Campbell, honorary secretary; Clinton Clarke, assistant secretary; Hopeton Morrison, treasurer and Kerry Scott, assistant treasurer. Team Harris – Randy Nelson, honorary secretary; Dennis Gordon, assistant secretary; Loren Edwards, treasurer; Errol Moodie, assistant treasurer. “We came into office with the promise that we would work to improve the quality of life for all our stakeholders in the Jamaican cricket family. We have kept our promise,” Heaven said. “There is still, however, much to be done to widen and deepen the scope of that improvement.” Harris, in the meanwhile, in his pre-election document, which was titled “Team Cricket”, said his mission was to rebuild the sport. “I am challenging because there is a cry for help,” he told The Gleaner. “Cricket is really struggling and the kind of will that is required was not shown by the president over the past two years.” Incumbent president Wilford “Billy” Heaven will be challenged by incumbent secretary Fritz Harris at the annual general meeting of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) at the Jamaica Conference Centre. The contenders, who will enter the elections with a slate of six other executive committee nominees, will be vying for votes from a delegate list of 101 members. Topping the list other executive committee nominees are by Dr Donovan Bennett and former West Indies ‘A’ representative, Mark Neita, running as first and second vice-president, respectively, along with Heaven, the chief executive officer of the state-run Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund.last_img read more

Kevin Durant gazes into his potential Chase Center future: ‘The possibilities’

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device.Kevin Durant strolled across the dirt floor at Chase Center on Friday afternoon, his rented size-18 work boots slowing to a halt near a spot that approximated mid-court. Then the Warriors’ superstar forward looked toward the rafters, mouth agape, and contemplated his future.Durant signed a two-year, $61.5 million deal with Golden State this summer, but he carries a player option for the 2019-20 season. That option …last_img read more

Play Your Part ambassador destined to take the world stage by storm

first_imgAll the world’s a stage’, this rings true for 27-year-old Play Your Part Ambassador Luntu Vuyisa Masiza, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance from The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) along with two awards for best male performance on a stage production and best male performance in a television production.Luntu was awarded the 2017 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for Most Promising Student and the Czech Republic’s, Setkani/Encounter Theatre Director’s Special Award for his performance in The Island, which was directed by Chris Weare. Luntu’s journey now continues as he perfects his craft by pursuing his MA at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).RADA is a drama school in London, that provides training for film, television and theatre. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.“My journey has not been easy, I have had many challenges that have come my way in investing in my craft and these challenges have helped to shape my character, but I am so determined to grow as a storyteller because this is what I love doing”, writes Luntu in his motivation letter.Tackling the international stage to learn, enhance his work as an actor and find his voice as a storyteller. Luntu calls on citizens to play their part and assist in fulfilling his dream by donating towards his fundraising target. He is eager to fly the South African flag for the world to see.The creative industries have proven to be strong nation builders that showcase a country’s strengths to enhance its reputation and image. These industries are rich in authentic stories and talented individuals which contributes to the Nation Brand’s competitiveness. For more information on how you can play your part click here #GetInvolved #PlayYourPartPhoto credit: @masiza_luntulast_img read more

Mourinho says long-term tenure at Man United unlikely

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mourinho joined United in 2016 on a three-year contract with the option to stay until at least 2020. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “It is impossible to last for so long (at one club),” Mourinho said. “If, in this moment, I wanted to finish my career in two, three, four or five years then I would say yes, I want to finish my career with Manchester United.”The Portuguese coach was responding to comments he made about his future at United in an interview conducted with French television that aired on Sunday. In that interview, he also spoke in glowing terms about Paris Saint-Germain and the French club’s bid to shake up the established order in Europe with their recent recruitment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The answer is that nothing is happening: I am not signing a new five-year contract and I am not leaving for PSG,” Mourinho said about his situation. “I am at Manchester United and I have a contract. And that is it.”“I was asked,” he added, “how is it possible in modern football that any manager is going to last 15 to 20 years in the same club? I think Arsene Wenger is the last one at Arsenal. It is impossible for us with everything that surrounds the job, all of the pressures that surround the job.” Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho listens to questions during a news conference at Benfica’s Luz stadium in Lisbon, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Manchester United will face Benfica Wednesday in a Champions League group A soccer match. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)LISBON, Portugal — Jose Mourinho believes the days of a coach lasting “15 to 20 years in the same club” are over, making it unlikely he will end his managerial career at Manchester United.Speaking ahead of United’s Champions League match against Benfica on Wednesday, the 54-year-old Mourinho said he plans to stay in soccer management for “15 years minimum.”ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ season-opener View commentslast_img read more

Needy Students in St. Catherine Awarded Scholarships

first_imgStory Highlights Eighteen of the scholarships were presented to those entering secondary schools, while the other four were presented to students entering tertiary institutions. The scholarships as well as gift baskets were presented to the students during a prayer breakfast, held at the Linstead Pentecostal Tabernacle, in St. Catherine. The St. Catherine 4-H Club Parish Advisory Council on Saturday (August 18), awarded scholarships valued at $220,000 to 22 students in need of assistance. The St. Catherine 4-H Club Parish Advisory Council on Saturday (August 18), awarded scholarships valued at $220,000 to 22 students in need of assistance.The scholarships as well as gift baskets were presented to the students during a prayer breakfast, held at the Linstead Pentecostal Tabernacle, in St. Catherine.Eighteen of the scholarships were presented to those entering secondary schools, while the other four were presented to students entering tertiary institutions.The students hail from the four zones of the St. Catherine 4-H Club, including Portmore, Spanish Town, Old Harbour and Linstead.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Mrs. Donna-Marie Rowe, challenged the students to “commit to being good ground every day after today,” as she compared the Parable of the Sower, found in the Synoptic Gospels, to the theme of the prayer breakfast: ‘Transforming lives through Educational Empowerment’.“Do what you know is right and invest in yourself. Stir up the gifts within you and stir up your pure minds as you till the soil in preparation for planting,” she told them.“Some of the tools you can use to prepare the ground include reading a book, getting rid of the stones of doubt and the weeds of laziness, taking charge of your mind, and never stop learning,” the CEO continued.Mrs. Rowe further encouraged the students to read widely, including local and international news, and the biblical chapters of Proverbs, Matthew, Luke and John.She also recommended inspirational books such as: ‘As a Man Thinketh’, by James Wood; ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’, by George Samuel Clason; and ‘Ask, Seek, Knock’, by Dr. Marcus Mottley.“Young people, map out a structure as you go back to school. Transformation doesn’t happen overnight,” Mrs. Rowe told them.In his message read at the function by Liaison Officer of the Jamaica 4-H Club, Holova Stubbs, Executive Director, Dr. Ronald Blake, said his organisation will continue to create opportunities for youth through innovative programmes, and to “continue to keep pace with issues affecting youth in agriculture and the sector at large.”“In so doing, we will do a lot of work as it relates to specialised agricultural techniques as well as the effects of climate change on agriculture,” Dr. Blake said.“We will also continue to ensure that more youngsters become a part of the Youth in Agriculture Programme, as we aim to continue to reduce the age of the average farmer in Jamaica,” he added.Dr. Blake congratulated those students receiving bursaries and wished for them every success.last_img read more

Christie Blatchford served with libel notice

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Christie Blatchford might have gone too far and slagged the Nova Scotia woman being sued by former Mount Saint Vincent University professor Michael Kydd.Tarrah McPherson filed notice Thursday that she intends to sue Blatchford and Postmedia for a column that ran in The National Post and other Postmedia newspapers, online on March 17, 2017 and in print editions the next day. It bore the headline: “Again, a man’s life left in ruins, while his sexual-assault accuser goes about hers.”The column dealt with a highly publicized case of alleged sexual misconduct at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. Instructor Michael Kydd resigned after admitting to a sexual relationship with McPherson, who was then a student. The nature of that relationship is disputed. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Brad Sperling hosting Area C roundtable in Charlie Lake on Wednesday evening

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace River Regional District Chair and Area ‘C’ Director Brad Sperling will be hosting a roundtable discussion for Regional District residents on Wednesday evening.Anyone in attendance will have the opportunity to ask questions on any topic that is the concerns of the Regional District. Wednesday’s round table will be taking place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Charlie Lake Community Hall. All residents of Area C are invited to attend.last_img

Peter Vandergugten long time City Council Alderman passed away

first_imgThorlakson says their best times spent together were hunting, “Peter loved hunting” he said and they would often hunt together. Thorlakson recalls that Vandergugten helped with “flushing out his son’s first deer, off the Old Fort Road.” “During those times we could turn off all of the thoughts of politics and problems and you could actually laugh about some of the funny stories, laughter is truly the best medicine.”“You never had to wonder where Peter stood on any issue, he was a strong personality and there were times when we fought like cats and dogs but we remained best friends,” says Thorlakson.Vandergugten tried running for Mayor in approx 1982/84 against Brian Palmer shared Thorlakson and then they both became Aldermen in 1986 serving on City Council for 19 years.”We saw a lot of change and led a lot of chance together which was deeply needed at the times as the City was fundamentally insolvent.”Thorlakson would go on to say, “Peter was one of the toughest guys I ever knew, he fought four battles with cancer and his mental toughness, determination and will power is what led him to beat the first three battles. Peter’s determination was the hallmark of his life, he was a stubborn Dutchman that at times you didn’t like but most of the time you loved” MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. – At 82 years of age, Peter Vandergugten passes away after his fourth battle with Cancer.Steve Thorlakson was a good friend and longtime associate to Vandergugten, they were introduced to each other in 1979 by a mutual friend when Thorlakson first moved to the area. Thorlakson remembers Vandergugten from Council, hunting and “Hoisting a cold one at the Legion”Thorlakson shares “We worked on many projects together. First was Chamber of Commerce which was in deep debt, Peter ran and was elected as President and I became Vice President within a year,” Thorlakson says they managed to pull the Chamber out of debt and triple the membership in approx 1984/85, he says things were really tough in those days and times and it was quite an accomplishment. “Pulling the Chamber together was an effective lobbying force on behalf of business in the area.”last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit talks Ohio State football College GameDay

Fans play corn hole on The Oval during ESPN’s College Gameday on Nov. 21. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo Editor On Saturday, the statue of William Oxley Thompson will have some company, as ESPN’s College GameDay will be broadcasting live on the Oval in anticipation of the game between No. 3 Ohio State and No. 9 Michigan State. Despite all of OSU’s success on the gridiron, it has been years since College GameDay has come to Columbus for a game. “I can’t believe that we have not been here since 2010,” College GameDay analyst and OSU alumnus Kirk Herbstreit said. “We used to come here, kind of like what we are doing right now with Alabama where we would come once or twice a year.”Every week, College GameDay picks a highly touted game where it will broadcast its show live on Saturday morning. The show typically is on the particular campus from Thursday to Saturday.Regardless of whether or not ESPN is broadcasting the game, the show will go wherever the week’s most anticipated matchup is. “We do tend to travel no matter where the game is … we just travel to what we think is the best game,” Herbstreit said. “It’s been a lot of fun to see the fanbases when we show up. It’s like that that campus will become the face of the sport for 48 hours.”With such a popular show finally making a pitstop in at OSU, many students are excited for the chance to witness it in person.Jarrett Forkey, a fourth-year in chemical engineering, students are planning on arriving the Oval, where the set is placed, early in the morning to get hyped for the game, which is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30 p.m.“It will be a lot more rambunctious than people think,” Forkey said. “It’s been awhile since GameDay’s been here. It’s been awhile since Michigan State’s been here. There are a lot of seniors playing their last game.“There is a lot of excitement here at Ohio State.”Herbstreit agrees that the students will be ready for the game come kickoff.“I expect to see that typical Ohio Stadium nutty atmosphere,” Herbstreit said. “You have one or two games a year where Ohio State feels (the Buckeyes could be upset), and then it’s a proactive atmosphere. It’s where you are creating the sacks or you are creating the interceptions. My guess is that’s the kind of crowd it will be and it will help Ohio State’s defense and their cause.”The hype for College GameDay and for the game that afternoon, according to Herbstreit, really shows the growth of college football as a sport.“Fans get crazier and crazier. That just speaks volumes about college football,” Herbstreit said. “The sport has never been more popular and there’s never been more buzz. The passion is universal and we embrace it. That’s what makes this sport so special.” read more

Chelsea target Massimiliano Allegri

first_imgReports in England have announced that Chelsea are preparing an offer to persuade Massimiliano Allegri to abandon his post at JuventusThe Daily Mail have reported that last season’s Premier League winners have now stepped up their efforts to land the Italian this summer and have made contact with Allgeri “at an intermediary level.”Recently Allgeri announced that he intends to leave Italy at the end of his contract with Juventus, which will expire in 2020.It is believed that the former AC Milan coach has grown frustrated with Juventus’ inability to win the Champions League with their fate almost certainly sealed after their 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Turin on Tuesday.While they have reached the final of Europe’s premier club competition twice in the past three seasons, they were beaten comfortably by both Barcelona and Real.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Despite that, Allegri looks on course to win a fourth consecutive Serie A title this season with Juventus having overhauled Napoli at the top of the league standings and now lead by four points with the club itself chasing a seventh straight league crown.Meanwhile, Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea has been under constant threat this season with the club now looking likely to miss out on Champions League qualification for next season after their 3-1 defeat to rivals Tottenham last weekend.Although it remains uncertain if the post at Stamford Bridge would appeal to Allegri without any Champions League football for next season.last_img read more