WESTERN BUREAU:Rusea’s High on Saturday joined St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), Clarendon College, and their old nemesis, Cornwall College, as rural area schools to make the quarter-final round of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW Super Cup after a commanding 3-0 win over Haile Selassie High in the feature game of the Montego Bay Sports Complex double-header.In the early fixture, STETHS had to come from behind three separate times to put away a spirited Holy Trinity 4-3 to advance.A Rusea’s versus Cornwall College game has been on the lips of diehard schoolboy football fans this side of the island for some time now. It has been over a decade since the last time these two most successful rural area schools met.STETHS, meanwhile, will be looking to stave off Bridgeport High in their quarter-final clash, while Clarendon College tackle high-flying Excelsior High and Kingston College meet Wolmer’s Boys’ in the other matchups for a place in the semis.Rusea’s made a blistering start against Haile Selassie, scoring the opening goal 40 seconds into the action when Leonardo Fogarty thrashed a right-footed shot into the roof of the net.Not long after, they doubled the score when Nazime Matahie netted in the 17th minute, with the ‘Russians’ looking ominous with each ensuing attack.It got worse for Haile Selassie on the 37th minute mark as referee Danian Parchment pointed to the spot when a defender brought down Rusea’s midfielder Daniel Reid inside the area for Ronaldo Thompson to slot home to make the scoreline 3-0, effectively slamming the door shut on the Geoffrey Maxwell-coached unit.AHEAD BY HALF-TIME”We just had to protect the lead. By half-time, we had the game won, so there was no need to play high-octane football through to the end. I wanted to give rest to our players,” said Rusea’s coach Aaron Lawrence.”I honestly expected a lot more from Haile Selassie, but even then, I thought we played a brilliant first half to move on,” he said.Haile Selassie barely had a shot on goal as Rusea’s tactics to close them down early paid off.However, Coach Maxwell placed the blame for his team’s loss on what he said was interference from others in how the team was made up.”When you have too many people having a say in how the team is made up and who plays as against who does not, then it will affect the chemistry and the mindset of the players,” Maxwell said.”Tonight we saw that. We lost because the players in my mind have lost the belief. But aside from that, we have done well to get where we are in spite of the issues I mentioned,” he noted.
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Two Danielstown Village, Essequibo Coast brothers found themselves on the wrong side of the law when they reportedly purchased stolen items.Ricardo and Winston Chester appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce on Wednesday at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court.According to the prosecution, between April 15 and April 18, 2016 at Danielstown, they received from Albert Bharrat a 32-inch Samsung TV and two gas cylinders knowing same to be stolen. The items are valued at 2,700 and are the property of Sarwan Kumar.The two men pleaded not guilty to the charge. Ricardo Chester told the Court that Bharrat approached him and asked him to pay a taxi for him and in return, he asked to keep the items.Winston Chester on the other hand told the Court he had no knowledge that the items were stolen.The VC, who was also in Court, told the Magistrate he had settled the matter with the two brothers. Magistrate Scarce cautioned the brothers about the seriousness of the offence and told them to be vigilant next time. The case was then dismissed and the brothers walked out of the courtroom, free men.Meanwhile, Bharrat and a friend of his, Pollard (only name given), appeared before Magistrate Scarce on a break and enter and larceny charge.The charge states that between April 15 and 16, 2016, the Richmond Village duo broke and entered the dwelling place of Kumar thereby stealing the Samsung TV, gas cylinders, a transformer, a pair of long pants, an electrical iron and groceries, valued in total 4,200.Both Bharrat and Pollard pleaded not guilty to the charge. Police Prosecutor Haimraj Ramsewack informed the Court that some of the items were recovered when Police swooped down on the two brothers that purchased several of the items. The VC informed the Court that the parents of the duo pleaded with him to settle the matter and he has agreed. He then asked the Magistrate to dismiss the matter.Magistrate Scarce, in cautioning the men about their behaviour, said that it has become a norm for Bharrat’s parents to settle matters of this nature for him. As such, he placed Bharrat and Pollard on a bond to keep the peace; any breach of the conditions of the bond will result in jail time.
Farmers of Hague Backdam, on the West Coast of Demerara, an agriculture-based community, are being urged to venture into crop diversification, particularly to focus on the cultivation of produce with higher marketNAREI Chairman, Major General (Rtd) Joseph Singh; NAREI CEO, Dr Oudho Homenauth; Region Three REO Dennis Jaikarran and Managing Director of the Guyana Foundation Anthony Autar interact with Hague Backdam farmersvalues, like red beans.The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) recently reached out to farmers there, in an effort to build a stronger relationship with the community.NAREI Chairman, Major General (Rtd) Joseph Singh; its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Oudho Homenauth; Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Regional Executive Officer Dennis Jaikarran; and the Managing Director of the Guyana Foundation Anthony Autar were a part of the interaction.The meeting was facilitated by the Guyana Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that is working to enhance the lives of residents of Hague Backdam. The NGO, headed by Supriya Singh-Bodden, is currently executing the ‘Hague Back Village Renewal Project’ and critical to this initiative, is a vibrant agricultural sector.The objectives of the meeting were to strengthen the relationship between NAREI and farmers; establish a link between NAREI, the NGO and farmers; and ascertain areas in which the institute could assist farmers.During the meeting, NAREI CEO, Dr Homenauth urged the farmers to diversify their crops, explaining that the smallness of the local market limits the consumption of a particular produce, resulting in a large quantity of produce being spoilt daily.While acknowledging that farmers face the challenge of low prices for some produces such as pepper, Dr Homenauth posited that farmers should enter into contractual agreements with exporters and processors as a safeguard.He assured farmers that NAREI wants to help them; however, they need to start approaching their farming activities as a business. He explained that for instance, they could invest in shaded cultivation which allows farming all year round or utilise the services offered by NAREI such as on the spot soil testing.According to Dr Homenauth, information regarding the services offered by NAREI could be accessed online, via telephone, and through Extension Staff who are present in each administrative region.In addition to providing technical support, quarantining imports and exports and offering free soil testing, NAREI tries to link farmers to exporters and processors.NAREI Chairman, Major General (Rtd) Joseph Singh, underscored the power of working as a collective enterprise, and encouraged the farmers to form a farmers’ association, explaining that such an organisation could advocate for developmental projects, enter into economic ventures and even negotiate for better prices for produces.Singh also advised the farmers to have a planned approach to farming. “Do not plant because you were planting a particular crop all the time… there are new crops on the market such as sijan, which has high nutritional value,” he said.Moreover, farmers were urged to add value to their products. Owing to Guyana’s population, it is important that produces or processed products are exported to other Caribbean countries.“As such, farmers need to start adding value to their produces. For instance, solar drying is an inexpensive method that could help preserve some produces, such as peppers and carambola [Five finger],” he stated.Some crops grown for commercial purposes are sweet potato, cassava, plantain, pepper, cabbage, spinach, tomato, coconut, ochro, bora among other cash crops.
The Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernice Dahn, has completed her 21-day self-imposed quarantine after the death of her special assistant, Rev. Napoleon Brathwaite.Speaking yesterday at the Information Ministry’s Ebola Hour regular press briefing, Dr. Dahn said, it was important for every Liberian to focus on finding the best way of combating the deadly Ebola virus.She explained that her self-imposed quarantine was tense, especially after losing someone with whom you have worked closely.Immediately following Rev. Brathwaite’s untimely death, his boss, Chief Medical Officer Dahn, in an exemplary display of self discipline and professionalism, quarantined herself at home to avoid further contact with all others, including close family members and coworkers.Speaking of interaction with family, she said, “I separated myself from my husband, Counselor Roland Dahn, and the children at home in Redhill Field, Virginia, Montserrado County. “I only speak with them, but we had absolutely no physical contact whatsoever, she told the Daily Observer newspaper during her self-imposed quarantine. She told the press briefing that after the 21-days, she is in good health.Rev. Brathwaite’s last day in office at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, according to Dr. Dahn, was Monday, September 15, when he fell ill. She visited him at his Barnersville Estate residence on September 20, where she saw him but did not touch him, anyone or anything in the house. It was at that point that she decided to quarantine herself, remaining home, isolating herself from her husband, children and anyone else in the house. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
G. Andy Quamie (left) shakes hand with Wynston Dunbar after receiving the $500 USDAhead of the official kickoff of the National County Sports Meet, a Liberian based in the United States, Wynston Dunbar has made a donation of US$500 as his personal contribution to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.According to a press release yesterday, Mr. Dunbar presented the cash at the ministry in Paynesville and said it was a gesture to make the tournament successful.According to the release, Mr. Dunbar said Liberia has lots of talents and it is, therefore, important to complement the efforts of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to ensure the adequate promotion of young athletes across the country.“This is my way of supporting the government to promote the enormous talents in Liberia,” he said.“You are doing a lot for the youths in this country and as a Liberian, it is incumbent upon me to identify with the younger generation through this initiative.”“The national county sports meet is everybody’s business despite your role as the official organizers and as such citizens in Liberia and across the world must see it fit to support this prestigious event,” he concluded.Mr. G. Andy Quamie, Deputy Minister for Sports, and Audrian Smith-Forbes, Deputy Minister for Administration, who received the money on behalf of the Ministry, thanked him for the gesture and appealed to other stakeholders and Liberians in general to exemplify similar posture in order to help fast-track the development of the game throughout the country.According to the Deputy Ministers, this is the first time since 2009 for an individual to give such a support to the country’s biggest sporting event.Meanwhile, the county meet will kick-off on March 31, across the country in two disciplines namely football and kickball with the official opening ceremony expected to take place in Gbarnga, Bong County.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 results are in for the Blizzard Bike Club’s North Pine road race that took place on Sunday, July 30.In the 50 km, the results were as follows with Jon Wood finishing first:Jon Wood (by inches) – 1:32:45Dan Wood (Same Time)Kevin Shaw – 1:38:20Dan Webster – 1:42:56Rob Sapp – 1:43:28Nyam Newlove – 1:44:26Darren Guilov – 1:49:40Calvin McCracken – 1:49:43Heather McCracken – (Same Time)Pat Ferris – 1:50:20Davide Loro – 1:58:10Richard Wood – 2:01:03Albert Wood (Same Time)Sam Keats – 2:01:08The 20 km results were as follows:Tanner McCracken 42:00Madison McCracken 49:18Brett McCracken – DNF- Advertisement –
TWO students from the North who damaged the Donegal Bay Waterbus during a drunken escapade have agreed to pay the costs of the repairs and make a donation to the St Vincent de Paul.The company which ferries thousands of tourists around the bay every summer was angry after the duo illegally boarded the boat in the early hours of the bank holiday Monday.Their movements were caught on CCTV. And the Waterbus owners decided to then post their pictures online after they failed to come forward.A spokesman said today both men had now come forward, agreed to pay for any damage caused and make a donation to St Vincent de Paul.The matter was now concluded, he said. TWO MEN FROM NORTH WHO DAMAGED WATERBUS AGREE TO REPAIR COSTS was last modified: August 14th, 2013 by John2Share 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:donegal bay waterbus
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week An initial land survey showed the swale is on the neighboring property, owned by the Torrez family, and the city has advised the homeowner of his responsibility to restore stability. But the city learned Monday that the private surveyor may have made an error, so La Puente must determine where the property line sits, Ledford said. The city wants her family to pay, but they haven’t given them any information, said Lorena Torrez, 26. “They don’t care if people have money or not,” she said. “The city worries about getting it fixed but they don’t worry about us here.” Jose Torrez, 48, Lorena’s father, said the city should pay for the repairs because he already pays taxes. Also, the city wants to charge him money every time they come out to look at the hillside. He is waiting for an engineering report and has workers lined up to handle the job, Torrez said. The family has until Wednesday to start making repairs to the swale, La Puente Community Development Director Gregg Yamachika said. Otherwise, the city will hire an engineer to design the support structure and a contractor to build it. The council has approved $50,000 if the family is not able to get the work done on its own, Ledford said. “If (the property owner) is able to fund it, certainly he is in a position to hire whoever he wants to, so long as they are qualified,” Ledford said. If the city must do the work, it would pay for the cost and put a lien on the property owner’s home to get reimbursed. “Her family has no way of paying that much money,” said Brenda Gonzalez, 20, Torrez’s daughter. “The mudslide could have been prevented,” she said, “but no one told her family that they were responsible for the drainage ditch.” She thinks the cost should be split among her family, their neighbors and the city. Sal Reyes said he must wait for the swale to be fixed before he can repair his driveway. “It makes a mess here when it rains,” he said. “I can’t do anything until this gets done.” The city can’t pay for the work because it was private property damaged by a storm, something out of its control, La Puente Mayor Louie Lujan said. “If the city were to pay for every incident like that, we’d go broke,” Lujan said. “That doesn’t mean we don’t want to help. The city has a heart. We have to do it in a way where we are meeting them halfway. We want to help them help themselves.” Rodney Tanaka can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2230, or by e-mail at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA PUENTE — On the hillside above Sal and Marianne Reyes’ house, a drainage ditch that is supposed to help prevent mudslides sits in need of repair. The city wants it fixed before the rains come, but the repairs are the responsibility of the homeowners on whose property the damaged ditch sits. A mudslide crashed through the Reyeses’ home on Roundabout Drive in February. They repaired their home, but the hillside is still unstable. A concrete drainage swale running along the hillside is exposed, with no soil underneath, La Puente City Manager Hal Ledford said.
Story Links Play in Iowa City begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and live score updates will be available here. The 54-hole event takes place at Finkbine Golf Course and the field consists of nine teams including Ball State, UIC, Omaha, North Dakota State, UNI, SIU, Western Michigan and Iowa. The Drake University women’s golf team has back-to-back tournaments starting with the Diane Thomason Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29 in Iowa City, Iowa hosted by the University of Iowa. Then they travel to Omaha, Neb. where they will compete in the Creighton Classic beginning Monday, Oct. 1. Live Scoring Drake will look to keep their momentum going in both of these events after a solid second-place finish out of 12 teams at the Loyola Fall Invitational. The team was led by Haeri Lee’s score of 230 (75-74-81). Her first-round 75 and second-round 74 were both team bests for the respective rounds, and just one player in the field had a lower second-round score than her 74. After a quick turnaround, the Bulldogs will begin the 36-hole Creighton Classic in Omaha, Neb., Monday at 11 a.m. and it will finish Tuesday with the second round of play. The event at Oak Creek Country Club will have eight teams in the field including Bellevue, Creighton, Omaha, UNI, South Dakota, and Western Illinois. After four days of play, the Bulldogs will get a week to rest before competing in the MVC Preview in Chesterton, Ind., Oct. 14-16. Print Friendly Version