Gordon, Beckford top CB Group/UWI 5K Run

first_img The walkers section was won by Duwell Allen, of Nothern Caribbean University, ahead of Lenworth Hunter and O’Shea Morgan. The women’s walk event went to Abnakay Swaby with Carlene Blagrove in second and Latoya Walker, third. The Smart Eggs Kids K saw Brandon Davis and Aneita Martin Gutzmer take the honours, while Paralympians Navardo Griffiths and Sylvia Grant topped the Wheelchair section. GC Foster were named top overall team. UWI principal, Professor Dale Webber, thanked all the participants, patrons and sponsors for making the event a success, and spoke to the importance of partnerships in sustaining and advancing the programmes of the university. The presentation ceremony saw special citations being presented to Olympic 110 metres hurdles champion Omar McLeod and to the Jamaican Women’s Football team – the Reggae Girlz who made history after becoming the first Caribbean team to qualify for the Women’s World Cup, which takes place in France next year. WALKERS Thousands of Jamaicans from diverse social backgrounds gathered together at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus Sunday morning to “Run for Dreams ” as the CB Group/UWI Scholarship 5K Run is tagged. This was the seventh renewal of the event, which seeks to fund scholarships for financially challenged and deserving students. With a blast of red confetti and a vibrant shout, the event got under way, with participation in three principal categories: 5K Run, 5K Walk, Wheelchair and the Smart Eggs 1K for minors. Garfield Gordon, representing GC Foster College, took the top honours in the men’s overall, in a time of 15.01 minutes. He was followed by two University of Technology representatives, Shane Buchanan and Thaleetio Green, clocking 15.46 and 16.05 respectively. The women’s open run went to another GC Foster representative, Kellyanne Beckford, in 19.25, ahead of Arita Martin, of Rainforest Seafood (20.26) and GC Foster’s Chrisanni May.last_img read more

Traore snatches third place for Burkina Faso

first_img0Shares0000Burkina Faso’s Prejuce Nakoulma (C) celebrates with teammates Bertrand Traore (R) and Ibrahimi Blati Toure after scoring his team’s second goal against Tunisia during their Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal in Libreville on January 28, 2017PORT-GENTIL, Gabon- Alain Traore scored with one minute left to give Burkina Faso a 1-0 win over Ghana Saturday and third place in the Africa Cup of Nations.The Turkey-based attacker thumped an angled free-kick over goalkeeper Richard Ofori and into the net in Gabonese coastal city Port-Gentil. It was the second highest finish in the biennial African football showcase for the Burkinabe Stallions, who finished runners-up four years ago.The Black Stars of Ghana have played in five third-place play-offs, losing four.Ghana could have been several goals ahead by half-time as they dominated possession only to be let down by poor finishing and bad luck.New Swansea City signing Jordan Ayew handled when poised to shoot from close range with the play-off less than a minute old.Stand-in captain Emmanuel Agyemang Badu headed just wide in the third minute and Bernard Tekpetey struck the crossbar during a goalmouth scramble.The best Burkina Faso chance of the opening half fell to Prejuce Nakoulma near half-time as he sprinted with the ball from the halfway line only to fire wide.Tekpetey, one of the six changes after a semi-final loss to Cameroon two days ago, headed just over on the hour mark after a free-kick.Ofori, the lone Ghana-based player in the squad and getting a first start of the tournament, rescued his team several times before Traore struck.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Explosives used to vandalize garbage container at Charlie Lake boat launch

first_img One of the still-intact garbage containers at the Charlie Lake boat launch. A similar container was apparently blown up by vandals last week Photo by City of Fort St. John FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John and the local RCMP detachment are searching for at least one person that allegedly blew up a garbage container at the Charlie Lake boat launch last week.The City of Fort St. John sent out a press release this morning saying that the large, sturdy ‘Hid-A-Bag’ container went missing sometime between October 16th and 19th. When the Charlie Lake boat launch was replaced this summer, new waste containers were also installed.The container was a large, sturdy bin that was bolted to a concrete slab near the boat launch. However, all that is left in the container’s place is the crumbled slab, while the damaged lid was found some distance away. City staff also noted a hole in the chain link fence behind the bin that appears to have been caused by an object travelling at a high velocity.- Advertisement – The remains of one of the new garage containers at the Charlie Lake boat launch that was discovered by City staff last week. Photo by City of Fort St. Johncenter_img The City said that this morning the RCMP have confirmed that explosives were used to damage the garbage bin.“I am disappointed that someone would damage property at this well-used facility. I am also concerned about what happened there as someone could have been seriously hurt,” stated Wally Ferris general manager of community services.City staff is working with the RCMP to locate the vandals. Anyone who saw or heard anything is asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at (250) 787-8100, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mideast peace pushed on eve of talks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsA day ahead of a major Mideast peace conference in Annapolis, Md., Bush said he was optimistic. The gathering is to launch the first direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians of Bush’s nearly seven years in office, and has attracted Arab and other outside backing. Israeli and Palestinian leaders have already said they want to conclude a bargain within the 14 months that Bush has left in office. The two sides were unable to frame a blueprint for the talks before they came to the United States, and negotiations over the text were expected to continue into Tuesday. At an evening dinner at the State Department for members of some 50 delegations invited to the talks, Bush toasted the effort and told the guests: “We’ve come together this week because we share a common goal: two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, living side-by-side in peace and security. Achieving this goal requires difficult compromises, and the Israelis and Palestinians have elected leaders committed to making them.” Bush earlier emerged from an Oval Office meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and told him: “I’m looking forward to continuing our serious dialogue with you and the president of the Palestinian Authority to see whether or not peace is possible. I’m optimistic. I know that you’re optimistic.” Next, he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who stressed the need to address issues of Palestinian statehood, sticking points that have doomed previous peace efforts. “We have a great deal of hope that this conference will produce permanent status negotiations, expanded negotiations, over all permanent status issues that would lead to a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian people,” he said. “This is a great initiative and we need his (Bush’s) continuing effort to achieve this objective.” Olmert said that international support – from Bush and also, presumably, from the Arab nations that will attend the conference – could make this effort succeed where others have failed. “This time, it’s different because we are going to have a lot of participation in what I hope will launch a serious process negotiation between us and the Palestinians,” Olmert said. He was referring to the talks expected to begin in earnest after this week’s U.S.-hosted meetings. “We and the Palestinians will sit together in Jerusalem and work out something that will be very good,” Olmert said. As to timing, he added later: “We definitely will have to sit down very soon.” The agreement that was shaping up, as Palestinian official Yasser Abed Rabbo described it, is a starting point for negotiations and sketches only vague bargaining terms. The questions that have doomed previous peace efforts would come later. The document was to include a formal announcement of the renewal of peace talks, Abed Rabbo said. It will set a target of concluding negotiations before Bush leaves office in January 2009. And it commits the two sides to resolving the key issues that divide them. Chief Palestinian negotiator Ahmed Qureia said after an afternoon meeting with Rice, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and others that details of the document had not been finalized. “Our efforts are still going on to reach this document,” he said. A member of the Palestinian delegation, speaking on condition on anonymity because talks are still going on, said three main obstacles have emerged: All sides have agreed that two states should be established, but the Palestinians have objected to referring to Israel as a “Jewish state.” American and Israeli officials are resisting Palestinian efforts to include language about “ending the occupation that started in 1967,” referring to the Israel-occupied West Bank. The Palestinians want the document to set a one-year timetable for reaching a resolution. The Israelis do not want this, and the Americans are open the idea. Some in Bush’s administration doubt that a settlement is possible in such a short time frame and have reservations about whether the Palestinians, in particular, are ready to make necessary concessions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SUMMIT: President meets separately with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. By Anne Gearan The Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Bush stepped cautiously into the most direct Mideast peacemaking of his administration on Monday, meeting separately with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to explore whether peace is possible. “Difficult compromises” will be required but the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are committed to making them, he said. last_img read more

WATCH: 90 seconds of madness during Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City

first_img1 Sheffield Wednesday’s Championship clash with Bristol City at Hillsborough on Tuesday night was a thriller which included a crazy 90 second spell.The drama began on 59 minutes when Wednesday, trailing 2-1, gave away a spot-kick after Sam Hutchinson was adjudged to have brought down Marlon Pack and was sent off.But City missed the chance to move two goals ahead when Lee Tomlin hit the post. The Owls immediately broke away and seconds later City were reduced to ten men themselves when Gary O’Neil was given a second yellow card.Wednesday went on to equalise with 15 minutes remaining before snatching a dramatic victory in the sixth minute of stoppage time.See the crazy 90 second spell and all the goals below…last_img

Transfer ALERT! Arsenal striker target ‘tired of waiting’ over new Napoli deal

first_img1 Italian forward Lorenzo Insigne has netted 12 goals for Napoli this season Arsenal target Lorenzo Insigne is getting ‘tired of waiting’ for a new contract at Napoli, according to his agent.The forward has been in talks over fresh terms since the start of February and it had previously been reported an agreement was close.The Italian has scored 12 goals and laid on seven assists in Serie A this season and he wants a pay rise which represents his value to Napoli.Other clubs, including Arsenal and Juventus, have taken note of the 25-year-old’s performances and they are keen to snap him up this summer – when he will have just two years left on his current contract.And now Insigne’s agent, Ciro Venerato, has added fuel to the fire by revealing his client is getting fed up at the fact he has not been offered the money he wants by Napoli.“Insigne is tired of waiting,” Venerato told Rai.“He has four clubs that have offered €4.5m (£3.9m) and a sponsorship deal from a multinational company that would pay €2.5m (£2.1m).“He’s willing to take less to just to stay with Napoli but wants €4m (£3.4m) per season. Napoli offered €3.5m (£3m) and no more, inclusive of commission to agents who will take about 5%.“An agreement will be reached in May. Milan and Atletico Madrid are coming out of the closet, Juventus and Roma are thinking about it. We’ll see who will win the day.”last_img read more

Aberdeen ‘expect to beat Rangers’ in cup quarter-final

first_imgAberdeen expect to come away with a win from Ibrox on Tuesday night, goalkeeper Joe Lewis has insisted.The Dons, who chose to stay in Glasgow after their 0-0 draw against Celtic on Saturday, face Rangers with a Scottish Cup semi-final tie against Celtic up for grabs.Aberdeen have beaten Rangers twice this season in Glasgow and Lewis is confident of a hat-trick.He said:  “Some teams, when they play against the Old Firm down here think, ‘if we can just put in a decent performance and not lose too heavily, we will be happy and not let it dent our confidence too much’.  “At Aberdeen that is not the case at all. We go into every single game we play with an expectation to win”Lewis played in both 1-0 wins over Rangers, once in the Premiership and other in the League Cup semi-finals.“We have done it,” he said. “We won at Celtic Park at the end of last season. We won in the semi-final of the League Cup (against Rangers) at Hampden.“We have won at Ibrox this season. So there should be no need for the manager to emphasise that.  “Everyone in that squad has been there and done it and knows what type of performance it takes, everyone switched on for 90 minutes and at their best.”In the league, Rangers sit eight points clear of the Dons and are unbeaten in their last 11 games. But that record doesn’t faze the 31-year-old .“We fully expect to go there and give a good account of ourselves and come away with a win,” he said. “That is how you have to be.“I’m sure Rangers will be doing the same. They will have confidence themselves and I think that bodes for an excellent game.”last_img read more

Picture Special: Royal and Prior opens new €1.5 million extension

first_imgThe official opening of the new extension to The Royal and Prior Comprehensive School took place today, Friday May 26th.The new extension is the largest addition to the School since its establishment in 1970 when two of the oldest schools in Donegal, The Prior School Lifford and The Royal School, Raphoe amalgamated.Hundreds of people attended the event including past pupils and staff, clergy, parents of pupils, members of the Board of Management, the School’s Patron, The Donegal Protestant Board of Education and current staff and pupils. Guests at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonGuests at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonThe opening performance at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonMr. West Former Principal with Mr Shallow at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonThe new €1.5 million extension comprises of two Classrooms, a Chaplaincy, two Learning Support Rooms, a state of the art Computer Room, four new offices for the Chaplain, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, the Home School Community Liaison Co-ordinator and the Guidance Counsellor, a Design, Communications and Graphics Room, an enlarged Staff Room, an enlarged Music and Drama Room and refurbishment of offices and classrooms.The new additions have improved many aspects of the school according to Dr Welch, the current Principal. He remarked: “Before the new building learning support classes were taught in a variety of locations all over the school but now all can be accommodated in a specific area which means that students and staff enjoy a better environment for teaching and learning.“It’s fantastic to have a dedicated Chaplaincy which reflects the importance of the School’s Christian ethos. The School Roll is now just under 600 students and the additional space means a great deal to staff and students.”The Rev Canon John Merrick, Chairman BOM speaking at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonJoe McHugh TD is the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development speaking with Principal Dr. Howard Welch and Chairman of the Board of Management Rev Canon John Merrick at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonFormer Vice principal George Magee and his wife Violet at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonKeetih Stewart, Tyler Vance and Shay McKinney get there ties ready for the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonRay Dunne, Retired TEacher, Robin McDole and Jim King , Retired Teacher at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonFormer Vice Principal Jean Curran with curetn Vice Principal Margaret Nairne at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonThe new building was approved in 2014 and was a result of over a decade of campaigning started by previous Boards of Managements and the former Principal Mr Des West. The buildings are to be officially opened by Mark and Lynda Cookman. The Board of Management asked members of the Cookman family to acknowledge the contribution of their parents, Mr EWR Cookman and Mrs G Cookman to The Royal and Prior Comprehensive School.Mr Cookman was the headmaster of The Royal School Raphoe from 1960 until 1970 and Principal of the newly amalgamated School until the arrival of Mr West in 1990. Mrs Cookman taught in both The Royal School and The Royal and Prior.The packed assembly hall at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonPrincipal, Dr. Howard Welch speaking at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonDr. Howard Welch, Rev Cannon John Merrick, Mark Cookman, Linda Cookman, David Huss and Jayne Chambers with a plaque dedicted to the service of foremr principal and teacher Mr. EWR Cookman and Mrs Cookman at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonLinda and Mark Cookman unviel the plaque dedicated to Mr. EWR Cookman and Mrs. Cookman for there service to the school over 40 years at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonFormer teachers and guests at the opening of the new extension to the royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe. Photo Clive WassonThe School Chaplain, Mrs Jayne Chambers and the Archdeacon of Raphoe The Rev David Huss were also involved in celebrating the opening.The 1,000 square metre extension was constructed by McDermott and Trearty Construction Ltd of Letterkenny and designed by MH Associates Ltd also of Letterkenny.Dr Welch commented, “Although the vast majority of the project was funded through a capital grant from the Department of Education and Skills there was a substantial shortfall that had to be made up, the School had to rely on its own funds as well as a generous donation from the Parents’ Association.” Picture Special: Royal and Prior opens new €1.5 million extension was last modified: May 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:eventsextensionpicture specialRoyal And PriorSCHOOLlast_img read more

How to Use the Play Disney Parks App in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

first_imgShare This!I really think the introduction of the Play Disney Parks app has been building up to this point. When Guests enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, they will be able to play on their Star Wars: Datapad for a land-wide interactive experience through the Play Disney Parks app. That’s right, Guests will be able to turn their very own mobile device into their own Datapad, which will include several tools that can be used when exploring Batuu, and there may even be some other surprises along the way.There are a number of features that will be able to be utilized to help you explore the land. One of them will let you be able to use will be the “hacking” feature where you’ll be able to interact with specifics in the land, like certain door panels or even with droids to see their memories. There will be a “scanning” tool which will let you see just what’s inside things, for example, maybe that cargo that’s found laying around the land. There will be a “translation” tool that will help us understand the language of Aurebesh and be able to read the signs that can be found throughout Black Spire Outpost. (Good, cause I certainly don’t speak Aurebesh!) Finally, there will be a “tuning” feature what will allow you to decrypt signals from communication devices and you’ll maybe even be able to hear secret messages.But that’s not all! There will be a game that happens throughout the land called “Outpost Control”. Here Guests will be able to choose to support either the First Order or the Resistance as both sides vie for a hold on the land. Winners may even find themselves rewarded with galactic credits for their efforts. (This idea of earning credits is certainly something that intrigues me.)Of course everyone has talked about what happens when you board the Millennium Falcon, in relation to earning those credits, depending on how well you fly the ship. But there’s also going to be an in-queue game – when Guests reroute misplaced cargo, they’ll learn how to keep their cover under pressure and prep the Falcon for their flight.These games for the Play Disney Parks app will be available at both versions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge; both Disneyland and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you want to play along, make sure you’ve downloaded the Play Disney Parks app from either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.last_img read more

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first_imgAsset Protection Manager, JC Penney, (NY) As the Asset Protection Manager you will lead Asset Protection activities for your assigned Store in accordance with company policies and procedures, in order to drive team development; Actively walks the floor and coaches in the moment to enhance each associate’s ability to develop; Frequently conducts developmental conversations with direct reports and maintains notes on observations of strengths and opportunities; Interviews and hires asset protection talent for the store… Learn moreLoss Prevention Manager, Herberger’s, (MN) Our Loss Prevention Managers maintain loss prevention policies and procedures, provide training and motivation for all store associates, and work with store management to keep shrinkage and loss to a minimum. They also promote awareness through workshops, conduct audits, and monitor case preparation to ensure high quality work… Learn more[text_ad use_post=’2385′]- Sponsor – Loss Prevention & Safety Investigator, Navy Exchange, (SC) We employ over 350 Loss Prevention/Safety associates worldwide whose mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for our associates and customers, prevent associate and customer mishaps, prevent shrinkage, fraud, waste, and abuse, contain costs of accidents (workers’ compensation, General Liability/Property Casualty)… Learn moreMulti-Unit LP Market Specialist, Beall’s, (FL) This position has multi-store responsibility and is full-time (40 hours per week). Paid drive time and all travel expenses are provided. This position offers a great work/life balance while providing significant external/internal investigative experience. There is opportunity for growth into field management, investigations, and auditing. Additionally, opportunities for professional growth and investigative interviewing are available to this role… Learn more Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more