Dacres on show again at Excelsior

first_img Building fitness Fedrick Dacres is set to continue his fine early season throwing tomorrow at the King of the Ring competition to be staged at Excelsior High School. Dacres, the 2015 Pan-Am discus champion, set a national record of 68.67 metres at Excelsior on January 21. The University of the West Indies student-athlete will have his teammate, 2012 Olympian Traves Smikle as his main rival in the King of the Ring’s big event. The throws-only competition starts at 8.30 a.m. with Dacres, himself an Olympian last year, Smikle and the other entrants in the men’s discus swinging into action at 1.45 p.m. The left-handed Smikle placed second to Dacres at the last meet staged at Excelsior, the Big Shot. On that occasion, he produced a fine throw of 64.64 metres. Jamaica’s other world class thrower, O’Dayne Richards is the big name in the men’s shot put which starts at 3 p.m. Richards, an Olympic finalist, is building fitness after a return for knee surgery last year. The MVP putter’s impressive resume includes gold medals at the Pan-Am and Commonwealth Games, the national record at 21.69 metres and bronze at the World Championships. The top high school thrower entered is Roje Stona of St Jago High School. At a recent meet in Kingston, he emerged as one of the favourites for a Boys and Girls’ Championships medal in the Class One discus. Competing at the Queens/Grace Jackson Invitational, Stona produced the longest discus throw by a Class One boy 58.36 metres – this season. His clash with Cyrus Douglas of Jamaica College should be worth the visit to Excelsior as Douglas is improving from meet to meet. Just last week, at the Youngster Goldsmith meet, Douglas beat the Petersfield pair of Kevin Nedrick and Daniel Cope with a winning throw of 56.35 metres. The best event for the girls might be the javelin with Youngster Goldsmith winner Sahjay Stevens of St Jago the favourite.Meet director Michael Vassell said yesterday that entries had been received from the University of Technology, the University of the West Indies, Dinthill, Jamaica College, Calabar High, Immaculate Conception High, St Jago High, St Andrew High, the Queen’s School, Papine High, Camperdown High, Morant Bay High and from the title holders at Boys and Girls’ Championships, Calabar High and Edwin Allen High.last_img read more

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Yeng Guiao gets ejected with seconds left in Gilas Pilipinas’ win over Qatar

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Known as one of the most emotional coaches in the PBA, Guiao wears his emotions on his sleeve and has been ejected far too many times. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Guiao’s tirade earned him an early trip to the locker room but the man who’s too used to getting ejected just laughed it off and gave high fives to practically everyone he came across.The much-needed victory kept the Philippines in the running for a berth in the Fiba World Cup, improving to a 6-5 record as the fourth seed in Group F. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gilas Pilipinas ends 2-game skid, keeps World Cup bid alive with big win over Qatar Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES MOST READcenter_img View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Coach Yeng Guiao gets thrown out of the game…AND THE CROWD GOES WILD! Vintage CYG on the international stage 😅 #LabanPilipinas #SmartGilas #FIBAWC pic.twitter.com/AHlKJWE7iX— ESPN5 (@Sports5PH) February 21, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMANILA, Philippines—Yeng Guiao will always be his old self be it in the PBA or in international competition.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Add Friday’s game to that after Guiao was ejected with 28.3 seconds left and the Philippines on its way to an 84-46 victory over Qatar in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha.READ: Gilas Pilipinas ends 2-game skid, keeps World Cup bid alive with big win over QatarThe Philippines was already in high command as early as the third quarter, building an insurmountable 62-30 lead that didn’t stop Guiao from lashing out at the referees.Gilas Pilipinas against Qatar in Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.With the game already in the bag, Guiao got his first technical with 53 ticks left in the game after the referees called an unsportsmanlike foul on Thirdy Ravena on what looked like a clean block on wingman Nasser Khalifa Al-Rayes.Guiao then got one more 20 seconds later after reacting to the unnecessary physicality the Qataris were giving to the Gilas players.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Liberia Visual Arts Academy Reopens

first_imgIt was a scene full of enthusiasm when nearly 20 students of the Liberia Visual Arts Academy (Livarts) finally had the opportunity to reopen the institution following months of closure due to the Ebola virus.Speaking over the weekend at Livarts campus on 15 Street, Sinkor, Leslie Lumeh the Executive Director said, “The creative vision of youths with the ambition to become artists should not be taken for granted by parents and the public.”He added that Livarts does not only teach the importance of students realizing the value of their inspiration, but that it also gives them a career.“At Livarts our goal is to influence the mind of future artists in a positive way, and it’s on this quality we are built,” he disclosed.He said “Visual arts can effectively address all ills in the society, craft opportunity for the generation of practicing artists to share their country’s culture and present issues that affect lives through their work.”Livarts as an institution was accredited in 2010, by the Ministry Of Education to run a two-year certificate program in specialist and technical education.As an arts institute, it ran a Kids Power program for 10-15 year-old children in helping build their critical thinking, creativity and innovation in art.Also, its certificate program is a two- year youth empowerment career course intended to upgrade visual arts skill. Upon completion of core coursework, the student will receive a certificate of achievement from the academy.Livarts works involved training of students in traditional arts of drawing, painting and photography, but also incorporate modern communication and design methods in technologies, Mr. Lumeh explained.Theophlius C. Bowah, a student of Livarts said, “Arts inspired the mind and the picture created presents things from different angles to the world, so as to connect you with your culture.”He added that being an artist has been his dream but it was through Livarts that his imagination and deep understanding of culture was in improved.Whether you are working from a photograph, from a memory or location, you need a retentive memory and a good drawing begins with a sketch in the mind, he said to the students. “I’m asking the public to support arts; it is the future of many creative youths of this country, Tracy Lumeh said, “ I’m very much excited to see myself in school after the long period of absence due to the Ebola crisis.”Mr. Lumeh said, “Livarts remains committed in building the creative vision of future artists and will enlighten their deep understanding about the Liberian culture.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Gunmen invade Rohee’s home

first_img– escape with cash, jewelleryThree gunmen on Wednesday morning executed a daring robbery on the home of former Home Affairs Minister, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee at his Eccles, East Bank Demerara residence.The robbery occurred just about 12:00h after the gunmen gained entry via an open door on the lower flat of the house and tied up the two maids.Former Home Affairs Minister and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Clement RoheeGun men raided the Lot 6-7 ‘AA’ Ixora Avenue, Eccles, East Bank Demerara, house of former Home Affairs Minister Clement RoheeReports are that the men ransacked the house and carted off an undisclosed sum of cash and a quantity of jewellery. After the ordeal, the bandits escaped in a waiting car. The women subsequently managed to untie themselves and raised an alarm. When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, detectives were busy conducting their investigations and dusting strategic locations for fingerprints.After some time, Rohee told media operatives that he was not at home when the men executed the robbery.He related that the two maids were in the home and might have left the back door ajar and it was through there the men gained entry. The men were carrying guns and a knife.After confronting the two women, the bandits held them at gunpoint and ordered them into the upper flat of the building, where they were gagged and bound with duct tape.The men, Rohee stated, ransacked the home and found a quantity of jewellery belonging to himself and his wife.Meanwhile, Guyana Times understands that the car that was used in the robbery was found by the Police. They are presently looking for the woman from whom the car was rented by the bandits.Reports have also surfaced that several firearms owned by the former Minister might have been taken by the bandits, but the politician refuted the claims. He explained that while the men ransacked the house, they were not successful in locating his firearms.“I don’t know of any weapons taken from the home; in fact, I have my firearms here and when I check, it looks as if they either didn’t see it or didn’t touch it,” the former Minister stated. In addition, Rohee is of the view that the robbery was not a random one.“It had to be something that made them come to this specific house of all the other houses in the neighbourhood,” he opined.He added that the crime situation in the country has become intolerable.“I was made to understand that this kind of incident is very prevalent in this Eccles area, not because this affected me, but quite a significant amount of people have come to recognise that the crime situation has become intolerable.”The Police are reviewing the surveillance footage from the house.Hours prior to this robbery, the home belonging to the son of well-known chartered accountant and attorney, Christopher Ram was burglarised. Almost $1.2 million in items was taken. The Police are yet to arrest anyone in connection with both incidents. (Kizzy Coleman)last_img read more

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Hearing pending for clergyman

first_imgWHITTIER – A local clergyman recently arrested and charged with one count of lewd acts on a minor now awaits the setting of a preliminary hearing date, Whittier police reported Tuesday. Misael Blanco Sarsoza, 56, of West Covina was arrested at Whittier Seventh-day Adventist School, 8833 Calmada Ave., Thursday after a 9-year-old girl reported he had inappropriately touched her, police said. The alleged incident occurred April 3 during a baptismal class at the school, where Sarsoza serves as assistant pastor. Attempts to contact Sarsoza were unsuccessful. Whittier police spokeswoman Diana Salazar said Sarsoza has no prior criminal history and was later released on $100,000. Anyone with related information is asked to call the Whittier Police Department at (562) 945-8250. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Everton midfielder fit for FA Cup quarter-final clash with Chelsea

first_img1 Tom Cleverley in action for Everton Tom Cleverley has declared himself fit for Everton’s FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea on Saturday.The midfielder missed the Toffees’ last two Premier League games through illness but has returned to training this week ahead of the visit of Guus Hiddink’s side.Cleverley played in last year’s final at Wembley for Aston Villa, where they were thumped 4-0 by Arsenal, and the former Manchester United man is determined to make amends in an Everton shirt this season.“It’s important we get to Wembley and give the club a lift and give our fans something to shout about,” he told evertontv.“I have been training fully and I’m ready for this weekend. I will do everything I can to help the team get through to Wembley.”last_img read more

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WERE YOU THERE? DDTV VIDEO OF START OF THE 2012 BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE

first_imgDDTV: HUNDREDS of runners from all over Ireland and Britain took the 2012 Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge on Saturday. Were you there?Watch our video of the start of the race to see if you can see yourself among the 670 runners and walkers.Click to play.You can also see the results here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/04/08/results-ballyliffin-coastal-challenge-results/And our report from Saturday here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/04/07/michael-black-wins-tough-ballyliffin-coast-challenge/   WERE YOU THERE? DDTV VIDEO OF START OF THE 2012 BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE was last modified: April 8th, 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:WERE YOU THERE? DDTV VIDEO OF START OF THE 2012 BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGElast_img read more

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DD COMPETITION TIME: WIN A GAME OF LASER QUEST AND BOWLING AT ARENA 7

first_imgWin a game of Laser Quest and Bowling for 10 people at Arena 7.Arena 7 Entertainment Complex in Letterkenny in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving away a great prize for one lucky reader.To WIn a Game of Laser Quest and Bowling for 10 People – simply text “Arena7 Laser” to 51444 and you can be in with the chance.Get your entry in today and the winner will be announced on Friday the 18th July. Check everything out at www.arena7.ieDD COMPETITION TIME: WIN A GAME OF LASER QUEST AND BOWLING AT ARENA 7 was last modified: July 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Arena 7EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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Press freedom in South Africa

first_imgReporters Without Borders (RSF) ranks South Africa at 38 in its 2010 Press Freedom Index. This puts the country ahead of France (44), Italy (49), and the US (99), and well within the top 50 countries said to have “genuine press freedom”.RSF’s ninth annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index – covering the period from 1 September 2009 to 1 September 2010 – reflects the degree of freedom journalists and news organisations enjoy in each country, and the efforts made by each state to respect and ensure respect for this freedom.Best and worstFinland, Iceland, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland shared top spot on the 2010 index, with no recorded censorship, threats, intimidation or physical reprisals towards members of the media.Denmark, which held the number one position in the previous year’s survey, now ranks 11th.The bottom end of the index remains unchanged, with Turkmenistan (176th), North Korea (177th) and Eritrea (178th) occupying the last three spots as authorities there continued a clampdown on independent media activity. These three countries were always at the end of the table, with only their position in the bottom three changing occasionally.“Our latest world press freedom index contains welcome surprises, highlights sombre realities and confirms certain trends,” said RSF’s secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said at the launch of the ninth annual index.“More than ever before, we see that economic development, institutional reform and respect for fundamental rights do not necessarily go hand in hand. The defence of media freedom continues to be a battle, a battle of vigilance in the democracies of old Europe and a battle against oppression and injustice in the totalitarian regimes still scattered across the globe.”Julliard paid homage to human rights activists, journalists and bloggers throughout the world who speak out against press oppression.“We are also worried by the harsher line being taken by governments at the other end of the index,” he said. “Rwanda, Yemen and Syria have joined Burma and North Korea in the group of the world’s most repressive countries towards journalists. This does not bode well for 2011. Unfortunately, the trend in the most authoritarian countries is not one of improvement.”The BRICS bloc – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – show major differences in the press freedom situation. South Africa leads the group at 38. Brazil (58th) has implemented legislation that is more favourable to journalists, and as a result has risen 12 places. India, meanwhile, fell 17 places to 122nd. Russia sits at 140 and China, despite what RSF calls “an astonishingly vibrant and active blogosphere”, is placed at 171st because of continuing censorship and imprisonment of dissidents.Press freedom in AfricaWithin Africa, South Africa comes in fifth position, after Namibia (joint 21st), and Ghana, Cape Verde and Mali (joint 26th).In 2009 Ghana topped the list of African countries at 27, with Mali at joint 30th and South Africa in third place at 33.South Africa lost five places in the latest ranking because of attacks on journalists during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, but mostly because of the attitude of senior members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) towards the press. During a press conference in April, controversial ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema threw out BBC correspondent Jonah Fisher while verbally insulting him. The government’s proposed media tribunal and bill restricting the disclosure of information are also threats to press freedom in the country.A number of African countries celebrated 50 years of independence in 2010, but in many cases the press situation was no reason to rejoice.While the Horn of Africa was still the region with the least press freedom, said RSF, East Africa and the Great Lakes region showed a worrying trend of reversal.RSF said that in 2010 in Eritrea, at the bottom of the table, at least 30 journalists and four other media professionals were held in dire conditions, incommunicado and with no right to a trial. The government was silent on their condition. Foreign media, said RSF, are not welcome.In Somalia (161st), the media were often victims of the ongoing civil war. Sudan, whose citizens voted earlier in 2011 to split the country into north and south, had an unfortunate year in 2010 in terms of the media. It fell 24 places and had Africa’s second worst ranking. This was partly because Rai-al-Shaab, the opposition daily, was shut down, partly becaise of the incarceration of five of its staff members, and mostly because the government had again begun to monitor print media and restrict its voice.Rwanda fell 12 places to 169th, Ethiopia dropped a place to 140, Nigeria fell 10 places to 145, and the Democratic Republic of Congo went from 146 to 148.Uganda also dropped 10 places to 96, but increasing violence against journalists may mean that this position is in jeopardy for 2011.Kenya made a big recovery, jumping from 96 to 70, and Chad also bettered its position from 132 to 112. Niger jumped a respectable 35 places from 139 to 104. Angola, too, earned itself a higher ranking, rising from 119 in 2009 to 104 in 2010. However, said RSF, a Radio Despertar journalist’s still unsolved murder in September 2010 has cast a pall on its achievement.Two more African countries joined the world’s top 50 nations in terms of respect for press freedom. They are Tanzania (41st) and Burkina Faso (49th).Sharp declineA number of countries, including the Philippines, Greece, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan experienced a sharp fall compared to their position in 2009.In the Philippines, reported the RSF, this was because of the massacre of around 30 journalists by a local baron. Ukraine has seen a sleady deterioration in press freedom since the election of its new president Viktor Yanukovych. Greece has also experienced attacks on journalists as well as political unrest, and in Kyrgyzstan the situation of ethnic hatred amidst political upheaval led to the country’s fall in rank.How the index is compiledReporters Without Borders compiles its index by asking 14 freedom of expression organisations on five continents, 130 correspondents around the world, as well as journalists, researchers, jurists and human rights activists, to answer 50 questions relating to the state of press freedom in 168 countries.The questionnaire includes every kind of violation directly affecting journalists (such as murders, imprisonment, physical attacks and threats) and news media (censorship, confiscation of issues, searches and harassment), and registers the degree of impunity enjoyed by those responsible for such violations.It also takes account of the legal situation affecting the news media – such as penalties for press offences, the existence of a state monopoly in certain areas, and the existence of a regulatory body – and the behaviour of the authorities towards the state-owned news media and the foreign press.It also takes account of the main obstacles to the free flow of information on the internet.Source: SouthAfrica.infolast_img read more

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3 reasons to write great logs

first_imgYou’re on a geocaching roll, earning smileys left and right. With so many finds piling up, it’s tempting to post a TFTC and leave it at that… (Cue the screeching halt.) Before you do, give us a chance to convince you otherwise. SharePrint RelatedFAQ: Log upvotesMay 16, 2018In “News”New tools for your next trip into the great outdoors!January 17, 2017In “News”Six geocache outing planning mistakes you don’t know you are makingApril 30, 2019In “News” 3 reasons why great logs are a good thing:1: You’ll make a cache owner’s day.Yes, cache owners read your logs. Be sure to give your heartfelt thanks.2: Thoughtful logs help future seekers.Are there new conditions in an area? Did you find the geocache trickier than the difficulty rating implied? Geocachers will appreciate the information (but beware of leaving spoilers).3: Record a story-worthy moment.Logs are like a geocaching diary, helping you remember the great moments — and the hilarious. This just in: DraftsDrafts are now in the Geocaching® app. Drafts lets you start writing a log in the field on the Geocaching® app and finish it later in the app or on Geocaching.com. This feature was formerly known as Field Notes.There you have it: three reasons to write great logs and a new feature that makes doing so, easy. What are you waiting for? Get logging!Have a log you love? Tell us about it in the comments below. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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