Director of Sport praises efforts of BV-Triumph 8th of May Movement

first_imgDirector of Sport, Christopher Jones has declared that the BV-Triumph organisation is truly “a movement”.The Director of Sport made this declaration at the launch of its Emancipation Cohesion Football League, which is set to kick off this weekend.Jones alluded to the fact that the number in attendance at the Cultural Night hosted by the Movement on the eve of Emancipation this year where President David Granger was also in attendance, was in itself an indication of the Movement demonstrating its presence and influence not only in BV-Triumph but as far as Number 53 Village in Berbice.The Director of Sport indicated that by request of the Movement, he had earlier in the year, on behalf of the National Sports Commission, provided the BV Playground with floodlights. He recognised that the lights were used during the village anniversary celebrations, which were hosted by the BV-Triumph 8th of May Movement in May 2018, and expressed his delight in the fact that the Movement has once again demonstrated its purposeful intent of utilising the donated floodlights in its Emancipation Cohesion Football League. He suggested that many times individuals and groups may be given assistance in one way or the other, butDirector of Sport, Christopher Jonesmay encounter challenges limiting the implementation and execution of their plans.Director Jones indicated that the inputs from all stakeholders were very important to the success of the League, and that Government would like to see more inter-institutional engagements in sporting activities that bring out the best talents in youths. He suggested that it was hoped that the experiences gained from this event would reinforce sport as a necessary movement for change, and that aspect of the event would forge new networks and friendships that would boost the growth of the BV-Triumph Emancipation Cohesion Football League and the Movement itself.Assistant Director of Sport, Melissa Dow-Richardson was also present at the occasion to praise the work being done by the organisation. She hailed its proactive approach, in sensitising the targeted youths on matters surrounding anti-doping policies and even encouraged them to stay away from both recreational and performance-enhancement drugs.Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Executive Member Dion Innis gave the organisation his blessing on behalf of the Federation, stating: “GFF wishes to compliment the BV-Triumph 8th of May Movement for this excellent community-based initiative, which seeks to fuse sport, agriculture and the church. We are more than happy to provide technical support to the organisation, which shall ensure the football competitions are executed to a high standard.”Chairperson of the energetic Movement, Latecia Stuart was highly appreciative of the sponsors, singling out Bakewell; Lloyd WP Britton Enterprise; Gladstone O Benjamin; the Ministry of Agriculture; the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA); National Agricultural Research and Extension institute (NAREI) and MMA, and Restoration Opportunities through Christ (ROC). Gratitude was also offered to the GFF and the National Sports Commission for their invaluable contributions to the Movement’s League.The BV-Triumph 8th of May Movement Emancipation Cohesion Football League will feature 10 teams vying for the grand prize of $350,00 and the runners-up will receive $250,00 and third place $150,000. Each prize will be coupled with a trophy.The League will kick off on Friday, August 10 at the Beterverwagting playground from 18:00h with five one-hour matches. Each preliminary match will be played for one hour, while matches from the semi-final stages will be played for 90 minutes. The BV-Triumph 8th of May Movement encourages all to come out and witness this inaugural event.last_img read more

Area teams shoot for section crowns

first_imgSunny Hills (24-1-5) is the No. 1 seed in Division III and enters the final fresh off a 4-1 semifinal victory over La Mirada. The Lancers are led by senior forward Tanya Taylor, who has 35 goals and 19 assists this season. In goal is junior Ilyana Ari, who has a 0.63 goals against average and has recorded 12 shutouts. “We know (Taylor is) a big part of their offense. She pretty much sets the tempo,” said Marroquin. “We have to really focus on sending two defenders on her and working as a team.” The Monsoons (25-4-2) have three legitimate scoring threats in seniors Tiya Gallegos (18 goals, 17 assists) and Monique Cisneros (13 goals, eight assists) and junior Nicole Hubbard (38 goals, 14 assists). Senior goalie Danielle deSeriere (18 shutouts) has allowed just one goal through the playoffs. The Lancers also own a 2-0 victory over Mayfair this season in the final of the Sunny Hills Tournament. The Monsoons, however, played without deSeriere, Cisneros and Ariel Acosta. In Division V, the Crusaders (18-8-3) enter the final following an emotional sudden-death victory over North Torrance. But the Lions (17-6-1) are on quite a run of their own. Oaks Christian finished fourth in the Tri-Valley League and entered the playoffs as a wild-card team. But the Lions have won five consecutive postseason games. “(Sharing the 2006 title has) definitely been our biggest motivation this year,” Mayfair coach Sal Marroquin said before the playoffs began. “We’ve been working really hard so that if we do get that opportunity again, we can walk away with it.” In another title game, Valley Christian plays Oaks Christian at 2 p.m. at Downey High in Division V. Like Mayfair and Orange Lutheran last year, Valley Christian and Oaks Christian played to a draw in the 2005 final and shared the title. The Mayfair High girls soccer team didn’t lose its final game of the season last year, the CIF Southern Section Division III final. But the Monsoons didn’t win it either, a fact they want to correct this time around. Tonight at 6 at Warren High, Mayfair faces Sunny Hills for the Division III championship. The second-seeded Monsoons played Orange Luthern to a draw last season and shared the division title, a fate they don’t want to repeat this season. center_img “They’re a very solid team all around,” Valley Christian coach Kim Looney said of Oaks Christian. “They weren’t too consistent in league … but Oaks Christian’s history is rich with champions. It doesn’t surprise me in the least that they are in the final with us.” The Crusaders are led offensively by senior forward Ashley Haagsma, who has 16 goals and nine assists. The defense is keyed by senior goalie Tracy Boekestein (nine shutouts) and senior sweeper Ashlyn Bolt. “They have held the defense together all year,” said Looney. “We’re excited,” Looney continued. “For some of the girls, this is their second time (in the final). … We feel good. We’ve had a good run through the playoffs.” David Felton can be reached at or (562) 499-1318. 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

OTC diet pill could get the OK

first_imgThe fat-blocking drug in Xenical could become available without a prescription later this year, GlaxoSmithKline said Friday after health officials told the company the potential blockbuster pill was “approvable.” That interim step means the over-the-counter form of the drug, called orlistat, is eligible for final approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Approvable letters typically ask a company to meet certain conditions before its product can receive a final OK. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare spokeswoman Malesia Dunn refused to disclose what the FDA had asked of the company in the approvable letter, received late Thursday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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


first_imgPeil na mBanThe first game after grading for our U14 Girls is away to Glenfin on Thursday, time and bus details will be given out at training on Tuesday in the Banks and on Thursday minor training 5-6pm. Hard luck to Jade,Caroline and Erika in the All-Ireland minor semi-final played in Breffini park last Saturday v Dublin.The continuation of G4G, will now concentrate on U12s and U10s every Monday evening from 5-6pm in The Banks. We are in the process of getting the “Ready,steady coach” programme booked for all our new coaches to pass on new ideas for coaching. Club surf day this Sat.27th on Carrickfin Beach,check FB and the club Web page for details.Comhghairdeas le Deirdre Logue agus an t-imreoir John Pidgeon a pósadh i gCionn Caslach Dé Sathairn.Comhbhrón le teaghlach Uí Dhuibheannaigh ar bhás Phaidí Eibhlíne. Bhí Paidí ar cheann de bhunaitheoirí an chumainn. Lán chúlaí crua daingean a bhí ann agus is iomaí lá a deachaigh na tosaithe a bhí a mharcáil aige na bhaile gan pointe. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.CluichíThe senior and reserve teams are in Intermediate championhsip action this weekend with away matches against Fanad Gaels in Portsalon on Sunday evening. The reserves are on at 6pm and the Senior game starts at 7:30pm.100 ClubNext 100 club draw will take place on Wed. 31st of July,so all agents please start collecting your subs and have them with the coordinator on time.Surf Day Surf Session & beach fun day, music and games limited time slots available at 12midday 5pm and 6pm on Saturday 27th July. Full 1 hour slots, no board sharing. beginners and advanced tuition. 15 euro per person book early to get your hour slot – text name and preferred time slot to 0879540756 Major beach fun day for the club at the beach in CarrickfinnGAA NEWS – NAOMH MUIRE FACE FANAD GAELS IN INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 24th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Naomh Muire GAA noteslast_img read more

How British newspapers reacted to historic night for England

first_img The England players celebrate their World Cup win over Colombia Join talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals – Saturday, July 7: KICK-OFF 3PM BST 11 As usual they made us sweat, yelp and cringe, but Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions showed real cajones as they made it past a naughty Colombia in a nail-biting finish.Captain Harry Kane took his World Cup tally up to six goals with a second-half penalty to put England ahead, and they were less than two minutes away from a relatively pain free (for us, not for Jordan Henderson) win when Colombia scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser.It meant another agonising 30 minutes of action – and it really was – which inevitably led to a penalty shoot-out.Henderson – earlier headbutted by a Colombian player who was only shown a yellow card – missed his spot kick but the South Americans also missed their next one, and Jordan Pickford was the hero with a crucial save from Carlos Bacca, before Eric Dier squeezed his shot past David Ospina to spark wild celebrations – both in Moscow and back in Blighty.But how did the press report the dramatic and historic – it’s England’s first penalty shoot-out win in World Cup history – night for the country?Find out below… Hold the front page! England actually won a penalty shoot-out!What a crazy night of football.Unless you live in a cave, you might have noticed that England are through to the World Cup quarter-finals!last_img read more

Clayberg Named PFL Defensive Player of the Year

first_imgPrint Friendly Version Drake University fifth-year senior defensive lineman Nathan Clayberg (Pella, Iowa) has been named the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Year, the league announced Monday, Nov. 26.Clayberg captained one of the nation’s top defenses as the Bulldogs rank eighth nationally in scoring defense (18.3 ppg), 13th in total defense (198.3 ypg), sixth in rushing defense (95.1 ypg), eighth in interceptions (16 INT) and seventh in tackles for loss (8.3 TFL/g) in the FCS ranks. Overall, the defense ranks in the top 15 nationally in nearly every defensive statistic.Individually, Clayberg has recorded 30 tackles including 9.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 stacks. He has also broken up six passes and the line and blocked two kicks this season. He is the the fourth Bulldog to win PFL Defensive Player of the Year honors and the first since Tyler Moorehead in 2012.Clayberg and the Bulldogs close the 2018 season Dec. 1 at Iowa State. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. at Jack Trice Stadium.last_img read more

‘The people of the Milford electoral area will be my judge on May 24th’ – Cllr O’Donnell

first_imgEmbattled county councillor John O’Donnell has said he has no intention of resigning and says the electorate of the Milford area will be his judges on local election day on May 24th next.The controversial councillor issued a statement in which he said he was disappointed with the Standards in Public Office Commission’s investigation into an RTE Primetime programme.In the programme, RTE sent an undercover reporter to approach Cllr O’Donnell for support for a bogus windfarm proposal. SIPO claims that Cllr O’Donnell acted incorrectly in his dealings with the bogus businesswoman.Some local councillors have said that Councillor O’Donnell has no option but to resign.However, Cllr O’Donnell stressed that there is no evidence that he sought money in return for lobbying for the bogus windfarm company.He stated “Following the report of the SIPO Commission investigation into my participation in the RTE Primetime Report of December 7th 2015 I wish to express my disappointment with the findings. “SIPO has concluded that I acted incorrectly on a number of counts with regard to the ethics of local government legislation.“I have already apologised for my behaviour in a letter to the Secretary of Donegal County Council on December 9th 2015 for any misunderstanding that may have arisen as a result of the Prime Time broadcast.“I fully exonerated any members of Donegal County Council from any perceived wrong and that it was not my intention to compromise the good name of any colleague, staff or members.”The Kilmacrennan councillor said he wished to repeat that apology in the light of the findings of the SIPO Commission report this week.However, he added that it is important to point out that the SIPO hearing was not about any ‘criminal process’ and as such his record has not been tarnished in serving the people of Donegal within the terms of the Local Government Act. He stressed “There is no evidence whatever that I sought money for any service to the electorate in my role as an elected representative.“I have always acted in the public interest in my role as a Councillor in promoting the development of Donegal and I’ve never sought any benefit from that position.“My role as a businessman is different but at all times I’ve acted strictly in accordance with guidelines and obligations under Part 15 of the Local Government Act and I am satisfied that I have complied with obligations.“I am disappointed that an RTE programme paid for by you, the licences payers was used to ‘set up public representative’ using an undercover reporter, hidden cameras and recording devices. “My position was compromised since there appeared to be a misunderstanding between my role as a businessman and that of a public representative.“While the SIPO Commission has found me guilty on three counts relating to ethics in politics, I wish to make it clear that no evidence emerged from the edited and unedited RTE recordings that I sought any remuneration in my role as a public representative.“The electorate of the Milford area will be the judges of my record on May 24th.”‘The people of the Milford electoral area will be my judge on May 24th’ – Cllr O’Donnell was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Jazz, 108, Warriors, 103: Warriors offense disappears in loss to Utah

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY – If only Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala or Alfonzo McKinnie made late-game 3-pointers. If only the ball did not go off of Curry’s hands on the Warriors’ final possession. If only officials did not incorrectly call a foul on Klay Thompson when Utah guard Donovan Mitchell fell to the floor on a missed 3-pointer.Not only would the Warriors likely have avoided a 108-103 loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Perhaps the Warriors would not have a philosophical discussion …last_img read more

Nature Reports Armitage Discrimination Case

first_img(Visited 262 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The leading scientific journal has reported Mark Armitage’s lawsuit against California State University for firing him as a creationist.In a fairly unbiased write-up, Christopher Kemp in Nature News has given publicity to a discrimination case involving microscopist Mark Armitage, an outspoken creationist (he serves on the board of the Creation Research Society, and has presided over a local creation group, the Bible-Science Association).  Armitage, standing bold in a photograph at the article’s head, is suing California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for firing him over his publication of a paper with young-earth implications in a peer-reviewed journal, even though the journal paper said nothing about creation or the age of the earth.  His paper, published in Acta Histochemica last year, described soft tissue in a Triceratops horn he had uncovered in the Hell Creek Formation in Montana.  It was reviewed by Mary Schweitzer and others.  The article states that Schweitzer, who had first reported dinosaur soft tissue in 2005, agreed that Armitage had only described the morphology of the fossil, not any creationist arguments.  “It was fine,” she was quoted saying.Kemp made a passing reference to David Coppedge’s discrimination case against JPL (2011-2012):The suit alleges that faculty members hostile to Armitage had him fired because they could not stand working with a creationist who had been published in a legitimate scientific journal. He and his attorneys at the Pacific Justice Institute, a conservative legal organization based in Sacramento, California, that focuses on religious and family issues, have repeatedly made that claim in the press. But specialists in US labour law suggest that his claim of religious intolerance might have difficulty standing up if the case goes to trial.In recent years, a schoolteacher, academic and NASA employee who were creationists have claimed that they were fired unjustly for their religious beliefs. (None were reinstated.) But what makes this case different is that Armitage managed to survive for years in a mainstream academic institution and to publish research in a respected peer-reviewed journal.There’s an error there, because Coppedge also “managed to survive for years” (14 years—longer than Armitage at CSUN—and 9 of those years as a team lead) “in a mainstream academic institution” (JPL is a NASA research and development laboratory managed by Caltech).The article is titled, “University sued after firing creationist fossil hunter.”  The subtitle adds, for unclear reasons, “Microscopist’s wrongful-dismissal case faces long odds.”  Perhaps it’s because some felt Armitage’s position was “temporary,” yet the timing of his dismissal two weeks after publishing his paper seems suspect.  Perhaps it’s because he engaged students and co-workers in discussions about the implications of soft tissue in dinosaur bone.  According to Kemp, that could be grounds for dismissal in an academic environment:In terms of getting his job back, those conversations might be Armitage’s undoing. US anti-discrimination laws require employers to reasonably accommodate an employee’s beliefs or religious practices, unless doing so would cause ‘undue hardship’ to the employer, says Justine Lisser, a spokesperson for the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.If Armitage made his living bending metal in a machine shop, an employer would find it difficult to show how his views caused undue hardship, she says. But in an academic setting, telling biology or palaeontology students that life began only a few thousand years ago more clearly undermines the institution’s goals. “It would be an easier showing of undue hardship,” says Lisser, “because it’s more related to the essence of what the person is doing.”Yet Coppedge was in a similar situation, running computer administration for the Cassini mission, not publishing scientific papers.  Armitage worked primarily as a microscopist at the lab; what he researched and published was on his own time outside of work.  His discussions apparently involved observable facts about fossil tissue, not religion.  Like Coppedge, Armitage was engaging co-workers and students informally, not in scientific conferences or as a professor.  Anyone was free at any time to ask not to discuss such things.Will Armitage and the Pacific Justice Institute be able to show that his free speech was violated, and did not create any kind of “hardship” at the university?  Will CSUN’s lawyers be able to defend old ages and Darwinism as “the institution’s goals” that cannot be questioned?  Time will tell.The phrase “managed to survive” is telling.  Nature and its reporter Christopher Kemp seem dumbfloundered that any Darwin doubter could survive so long in academia.  They should see survival as a sign of fitness, shouldn’t they?  Their opponents see their persecutors as too weak on sound arguments to have a reasoned discussion about the evidence, leading them to commit purges of their ranks in order to avoid the trauma of having their consensus dogmas questioned.We wish Mark the best fortune in this attempt, but cannot feel confident that the legal system will give him justice, considering how intolerant and bigoted the DODO‘s are with their DOPE rule.  They have succeeded once again in positioning this as a science-vs-religion case, when it is really about observable scientific facts: stretchy tissue in bone the DODO’s believe must be over 65 million years old.  One’s religious positions should not matter if the facts are peer-reviewed and reported according to normal academic standards.  Such discrimination was never experienced by Faraday, Newton, Maxwell, and the others in our list of creationist scientists.This is why Darwinists are like communists.  They scream for “academic freedom” and “tolerance” until they get power, then they deny it to everyone else.  Given what your Editor went through at JPL, I don’t trust any of them.  In my case, it was not about creationism even, but intelligent design.  Anything short of DODO is persecuted in academia, but young-earth creationism is especially targeted.  Mark faces an uphill battle; most likely, they will try to destroy his character like they tried to do with me.  One day, a case may break the back of the DODOs and expose them for the insufferable bigots they are.  If Mark wins, it will provide partial vindication for the others who tried to “tear down this wall” before him.last_img read more

Women ‘must rise to economy challenge’

first_img7 August 2012Chairperson of the African Union Commission and Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has challenged South African women to focus on removing the barriers to their economic emancipation.“I am not talking even about big business, but just small and medium – one of the major problems is access to finance and land, and we must also ensure women have access to other resources like electricity and running water,” Dlamini Zuma said.Speaking at an event to mark launch of Women’s Month at the University of the Free State on Saturday, Dlamini Zuma said South Africa had made progress in women’s representation in government.This progress should still continue and grow, she said, but also efforts should now turn to the economy in a systematic and focused manner.“Education and skills, including in science and technology, is very important for the emancipation of women. Access to finance and land is also critical.“We must enter the struggle for economic emancipation with the same vigour as we did with struggle for liberation,” Dlamini Zuma said. “We have what it takes … and our continent will be much better and stronger for our courage and determination.”She urged South African women to embrace the African Union’s Decade of Women, declared African leaders in 2010.“We should define for ourselves what this decade means, define that we want to do, the role we want to play and achieve during this decade.”Dlamini Zuma also reminded the country’s women that the Pan African Women’s Organisation (PAWO), which was formed in Tanzania in 1962, commemorates its 50th anniversary this year.“PAWO has historically played an important role in the mobilisation of women for the struggle and for the liberation of our continent. As it celebrates its 50th anniversary, we should perhaps ask ourselves whether it is still able to respond to the dynamic changes within the continent and in the world.“Is it able to address the present needs of women of political, social and economic emancipation? If the answer is no, we must take the necessary steps to ensure it can respond effectively, even if it means to transform the organisation.”Source: read more