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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Mount Sentinel Wildcats

first_imgTwenty-six consecutive years, that more than two decades, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats have qualified for the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Volleyball Championships. Not bad for the rural high school.The Cats defeated J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail and Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Rockers Wednesday at Mount Sentinel in the West Kootenay High School AA Boy’s Volleyball finals to advance to the tournament later this month in Kelowna. Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to congratulate the Wildcats with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, back row, L-R, assistant coach, Derek Sherbinin, Josh Roberts, Zach Grigg, Jake Sherbinin, Brady Beauchamp, Dale Strong, Devon Kabatoff and head coach Glen Campbell. Front, Jesse Strong.last_img

Jose Mourinho odds-on favourite to replace Mauricio Pochettino

first_imgRB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann leads a four-man shortlist said to be drawn up by the north London club.Mourinho and Ancelotti are also on their radar, as is Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe.The latest odds make three-time Premier League and two-time Champions League winner Mourinho the 5/2 favourite.Announcing his decision in a club statement tonight, Levy said: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste.“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.“It falls to the Board to make the difficult decisions – this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff – but we do so in the Club’s best interests.“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history. I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us.”I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”latest sports newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNext Spurs manager oddsJose Mourinho 1/3Carlo Ancelotti 17/2Max Allegri 9/1Eddie Howe 16/1Brendan Rodgers 16/1Erik ten Hag 18/1Rafa Benitez 20/1Steven Gerrard 20/1Tottenham would be crazy to sack Pochettino despite form slump, insists ex-boss Harry Redknapp3 TOTTENHAM could pick from a wealth of experienced candidates to replace the axed Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentine was relieved of his duties by kingpin Daniel Levy on Tuesday night – and already the race to appoint a new boss has begun in North London.3 Maauricoo Pochettino has been sacked by Spurs after five years in chargeCredit: AFP or licensors3 Ladbrokes have Jose Mourinho as overwhelming favourite for the jobPochettino was furious that Tottenham failed to make a convincing bid for Philippe Coutinho in the summer and he has watched star playmaker Christian Eriksen go off the boil amid the Dane’s contract wrangle.Even though Spurs are stuck in 14th place, there is a sense that the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester United are still all keen on the Argentine.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself is under intense pressure at Old Trafford while Bayern have already sacked the struggling Niko Kovac.last_img read more

Volunteers get high marks from minister

first_imgIn light of the fact that the country lacks first-rate facilities and funding, Natalie Neita-Headley, minister without portfolio with responsibility for sports, credits Jamaica’s impressive sports volunteerism tradition for its contribution to sports and nation building.”We know what the processes are. They have worked for us. We’ve had a number of volunteers in the programme over many years,” she outlined at a function to name Jamaica’s representatives at the ongoing Para Pan American Games in Toronto, where Alphanso Cunningham won gold in the men’s discus F51/52/53/57 on Monday.While there is no official count of volunteers involved in Jamaica’s sports programme, Neita-Headley contends the process should be a selfless one.”Those of us who have just come on the scene in sport can’t take even a small fraction of the credit which those persons would have given the time and effort … and without resources for a long time,” she stressed.The minister also believes sponsors are critical to the growth and exposure of sports, but added that volunteers are also important.”It’s only in recent times where we would have had these sponsors who have come on board and given so much towards sports in Jamaica,” she said.Neita-Headley added that Government by itself would not be able to foster, nurture or assist the many sporting talents islandwide.”I think our country, with a small population of under three million, the talent which we have far exceeds what we are probably able to do … and so we continue to appeal to corporate Jamaica. Many of them come on. I think there are some top 35 corporate sponsors who have continuously been a part of a process of assisting and, had it not been for them, Jamaican sports wouldn’t be where it is,” she stressed.last_img read more

‘KO – kings’ STETHS hunt St Jago scalp

first_imgWestern Bureau:St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) has the know-how, they have the firepower, and they certainly have experience in these sorts of knockout games. And they will need to employ them all when they tackle St Jago High in this afternoon’s ISSA/Flow Super Cup quarter-final match at the National Stadium at 4 p.m.Their last two outings brought them eight goals, and in both, they actually had to come-from-behind to log the win. But such is their firepower that they hardly stay behind too long.Coach Omar Wedderburn told The Gleaner that his players are like a finely tuned long-distance race horse, and he is proving to be right. The longer the season goes on, the better they appear to be.”We play hard everyday. That is what we do; it’s never about taking a day off because there is a goal in front of us and we need to reach it,” stated Wedderburn.”Like any other game, we are taking it seriously. St Jago proved that they are a quality team being in the quarter-finals, and certainly, we are also there – not to prove a point, but to make statement,” he reasoned.Their top striker Michael ‘Diddy’ Kerr has already scored 22 goals this season in all competitions and will once again be leading STETHS’s attack in the hunt for a victory that would see them move into the semis.POTENT PAIRTravar McCalluch, team captain, has his players focused at all times, and with him in midfield is playmaker Shawn Genus. The two midfielders make a potent pair in the centre of things for STETHS, and must be contained if St Jago wish to eliminate a team many regard as ‘Knockout Kings’.The Santa Cruz-based STETHS have scored 44 times so far, and have been breached a fair deal. However, their strength lies in the attack, and will pose some problems for the St Jago defenders.”This is a quarter-final game and any team can win, but we are going to put ourselves in the position to leave Kingston victorious,” Wedderburn added.He said playing St Jago is a new challenge, but he is confident his troops can deliver at crunch time.last_img read more

Court Reverses Judgment against Weah’s Chief of Protocol

first_imgThe Civil Law Court ‘B’ at the Temple of Justice has reversed its earlier judgment in favor of one Alieu Harvey that mandated the immediate ejection of President George Weah’s chief of protocol, Nora Finda Bundoo, and several others out of 3.45  acres of land situated in the Christopolis community in Brewerville, outside Monrovia.The disputed 3.45 land was a portion of the Intestate Estate of the Late A.J. Brisbane.In the twist of the court’s decision, Judge Scheaplor Dunbar explained that though his ruling placed the highly contested properties into the possession of Harvey, he had decided to reverse his decision when he investigated the testimony of one of the court’s Bailiffs, Anthony Flomo, when he served as a witness.Regarding his own Writ of Possession that placed the properties squarely in the care of Harvey, Dunbar declared that the writ issued by the court to eject the defendants is “quashed and set-aside.”“This court’s final judgment of February 14, 2018, is vacated and set aside,” the civil law court judge’s ruling, dated July 20, declared.Dunbar said that his decision was without prejudice and, therefore, he has granted leave to Harvey to file a new ejection against all the individuals who are allegedly occupying his property.That ruling, dated February 16, a copy of which is in the possession of the Daily Observer, authorizes Captain Humphrey Seequeh, Deputy Sheriff for Montserrado County, and quotes Dunbar, instructing, “You are ordered to put the plaintiff (Harvey) in complete and unrestricted possession of the property by virtue of the court’s trial jury verdict and the final judgment dated February 14.”Twisting his language, Dunbar said Flomo’s testimony was false and misleading when he claimed that he served the defendants with the writ on October 30, 2017.“But the document showed that the defendants were served on October 21, 2017,” Dunbar said of an action which discredited Flomo’s testimony.Dunbar also advised Harvey to file a new lawsuit against the defendants; but this time he should ensure that all the named defendants, who include Madam Bundoo, were properly served with the precepts.The intense drama ensured when Bundoo and her co-defendants challenged the February 14 judgment of the court, arguing that they were not served a copy of any writ of summons in October 2017, although Flomo  had repeatedly testified that they were served with the writ of summons on October 30 and which was intended to amicably resolve the dispute.Flomo also testified that he served the court Writ of Summons that invited Madam Bundoo and her co-defendants to attend the Action of Ejection case filed by Harvey against the defendants.Besides, summoning the defendants, there were several other notice of assignments that the court used to pursue Bundoo and her co-defendants to amicably find a lasting solution to the matter; but, again they refused to do so.Further to his testimony, Witness Flomo claimed that some of the defendants, not including Bundoo, received and signed the court’s document for consultation, but the defendants failed to obey those efforts.It was due to that oral and documentary evidence that Judge Dunbar immediately set-up a jury panel; and the court entertained testimonies from witnesses that included Harvey in the absence of the defendants.After Harvey and his witnesses’ testified, Dunbar, in the absence of the defendants’ testimony, ruled by placing the properties into the possession of Harvey.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BWI Graduates 181 in Academic and Vocational Skills

first_imgSome members of the BWI Graduating Class of 2018.The administration of the Booker T. Washington (BWI) Agricultural and Industrial Institute in Kakata, Margibi County, on Saturday, October 6, graduated 181 students in various vocational and technical skills, ranging from agriculture, carpentry, electricity and machinery.At the Institute’s 67th commencement exercise held on the campus in Kakata, young women accounted for approximately 25 percent of the graduating class as most girls braved the storm to pursue vocational skills in fields that are normally dominated by their male counterparts.BWI’s Agriculture and Plumbing Department had the highest output, seven female graduates each.Also, the Electronics Department boasted of four female graduates, while other departments, including the Automotive, Carpentry, Drafting, Masonry and Electrical, jointly accounted for five female graduates each.The valedictorian, Junior Kolleh, challenged his classmates not to relax their academic sojourn, now that they have completed high school, but to continue their academic and technical journey to better prepare themselves to serve the country.The crowded BWI auditorium was entertained with music from the Institute’s mass choir along with a saxophonist, a guitarist and a young fellow on the clarinet.Earlier in his commencement address, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, called on Liberians to realize that in the achievement of the government’s “Pro-poor Agenda,” technical and vocational experts are just as important as people with higher academic degrees.Keynote Speaker Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai of UNDP“I have no doubt that in order to embark successfully on the path to  development, Liberia, like other low-income countries, needs scientists, lawyers, managers, bankers, etc.,” Dr. Beyai said.He also reminded his audience that  the people who keep the country’s lights on, engines running and food on the table are those with such skills as electricians, auto-mechanics, masons, and agriculturists.Dr. Beyai said that technical and vocational skills sustain a country’s economy as it is these skills that provide an independent source of income and job opportunities in the stimulation of small-scale businesses.He spoke on the topic, “The Role of Technical and Vocational Training in the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development of Liberia.”Dr. Beyai said that the successful implementation of the government’s Pro-poor Agenda will depend on youth capacity development as well as setting clear priorities in other areas of concern.“To successfully implement the activities in these pillars will require certain clear priorities and building maximum capacity, because much of that capacity comes from talents, skills, and enterprises the young people of Liberia would develop,” he said.He urged the members of the graduating class to create the space where their respective skills acquired will be utilized throughout their lives.Following the awarding of diplomas, which brought joy to the excited and grateful graduates, the president of the BWI Alumni Association, Koffa E. Tenbroh, inducted all 181 into the BWI Alumni Association.But the BWI Alumni Association in North America, or BWIAANA, is more powerful. Because of its financial strength, the BWIAANA has frequently come to the aid of their alma mater.  It was the BWIAANA that first took the initiative to rebuild the Institute shortly after the country’s civil war, which devastated the campus, ended in 2003.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ex-Police arrested for threatening to shoot wife

first_imgThree months after charges were dropped against former Cadet Officer Frenz Paul for shooting 15-year-old Alex Griffith during a game of Russian roulette over four years ago, he is back in hot water after he allegedly threatened to shoot his wife with an unlicensed firearm.Based on reports received, the ex-Police was arrested on Monday morning by Police ranks attached to the Ruimveldt Police Station after his reputed wife made a report against him.A source told Guyana Times that Paul cocked the gun and placed it to the woman’s head during an argument in the wee hours of Monday.Upon making the report, a team of Police ranks went to the couple’s SecondCadet Officer Frenz PaulStreet, Alexander Village, Georgetown home and conducted a search during which a .32 pistol with 13 live rounds were found with a single bullet in the breech.The officer was subsequently held at the Georgetown Public Hospital where he sought medical attention for an injured right hand. He told investigators that during the fracas, he struck the hand to a concrete wall. He also reportedly admitted ownership of the illegal firearm with ammunition.The suspect is presently awaiting decision of his re-instatement following the discharging of the charges with regards to the shooting of the teen. That decision rests solely with the Police Service Commission, the Police Force stated in a release to the media.It was reported that on April 30, 2014, the teenager was at a friend’s home when aThe gun and ammunition that was handed over to the Police by the suspectsister of the ex-Policeman was robbed just outside the house. Soon after, several Police ranks appeared at his East La Penitence Squatting area home to question him on the identities of the robbers.During the interrogation, Paul and the then 15-year-old teen had a scuffle during which Griffith allegedly attempted to relieve the Policeman of his weapon. It was then a shot was fired, and the young man was struck.The injured teen was placed into a Police van and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital. The matter was reported and Paul was placed under close arrest. He was subsequently charged. Those charges were later discharged.Meanwhile, with the present issue at hand, investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

US$100,000 contract awarded to Local Content consultant

first_img– Harmon says ball in Energy Dept’s court to amend principal Act/lawA contract to the tune of over US$100,000 was awarded to British local content specialist, Dr Michael Warner for individual consultancy services to the State pertaining to the oil and gas sector.This is one of several contracts that have recently been approved by the Government.Warner is presently the Director for Local Content reporting, Sustainable Business Group of the DAI Global.Local content specialist,Dr Michael WarnerIt was DAI Global that helped to launch and then manage ExxonMobil’s Centre for Local Business Development (CLBD) based in Guyana. Warner has also presented on Guyana’s own draft Local Content policy, where he gave it positive reviews.“For individual consultancy for local content in the oil and gas sector in Guyana, Ministry of Natural Resources, the sum of US$104,500 has been awarded to Dr Michael Warner,” Harmon announced.When it comes to the Department of Energy’s recent statements that it wants the principal act reviewed before the start of a new licensing round, Harmon explained that in such a scenario the ball was actually in the Department’s court.“Legislative drafting does not start in the National Assembly. It starts with the entities that have to deal with that particular matter. So if you’re talking about amendments to the principal legislation, these are matters which have to be dealt with by the Department. Then it goes to the AG Chambers. And normally we put it out for public comment.”“Also, it is not correct to say these things are stalled… because unless it is ready to be dealt with in the National Assembly, there’s still work to be done at a level that doesn’t require (politicians).”According to Harmon, there is actually action taking place in terms of Guyana’s preparations for the oil and gas sector. He cited the announcement that President David Granger had assented to the Natural Resources Fund Bill.“From the beginning of the year, we started passing bills,” Harmon said. “There are several other bills … which are being dealt with and will go to the National Assembly as part of the Government’s legislative agenda.”“So, there is a legislative agenda, but certainly if the Parliament does not meet, that agenda will in fact be affected. But with respect to the functioning of the Department of Energy, any other bills which come up will be dealt with in the normal procedure.”After its 10th discovery of oil in the Stabroek Block, ExxonMobil has estimated the recoverable resource in the block to be five billion oil equivalent barrels. At US$50 a barrel, that equates to well over US$200 billion. In addition, an independent assessment, or competent persons report, had found that 2.9 billion barrels of oil existed in the Orinduik Block.All of this represents a monetary windfall for Guyana, which will be saved and invested through the Natural Resources Fund. Previously, a green paper on the Fund was laid in the National Assembly.Government had released the draft Natural Resources Fund Bill of 2018, which had proposed, among other things, a 22-member Public Accountability and Oversight Committee that would oversee the management of the Fund and provide checks and balances.Local contentLocal content and what it will do for Guyana has been a burning question since the announcement of the first oil discovery in the Stabroek block in 2015. After Exxon first tempered expectations by saying that few job opportunities would be created by oil, it has since said that it would help with local content delivery.A draft local content policy created by the Government has meanwhile been criticised in recent months for lacking provisions which would safeguard against exploitation by companies, especially since there have been intensified reports of local companies being bypassed for contracts and services, with foreign companies being favoured.The document does not cater for issues such as how to avoid procurement fraud, conflict of interest and favouritism, among others. According to the draft local content framework document, the policy seeks to address the suite of opportunities that may arise.It also addresses the approaches to be taken in selecting and developing opportunities related to enhancing the capabilities of Guyanese nationals and businesses through training and well-tailored social contributions for greater impact and benefits, among other issues.Business Minister Dominic Gaskin had announced last year that the second review of the local content policy was expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.last_img read more

Pacific NorthWest LNG applies for LNG export licence

first_imgThe liquefied natural gas facility and marine terminal have been proposed by Malaysian energy giant Petronas, with Japanese firm Japex taking a ten per cent share. Its natural gas would mostly be supplied by Progress Energy, and the overall project is expected to be an investment of $9 to $11 billion. It’s currently in the middle of a federal environmental assessment, which is expected to be submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency in late 2013. “Today’s filing for an NEB export license is another important step to bring this tremendous opportunity to reality,” says Greg Kist, President of Pacific NorthWest LNG. “We believe the successful completion of our project will create long-term, multi-generational benefits for First Nations, northwest B.C., the province and the country as a whole.” – Advertisement -Premier Christy Clark has responded positively to the application, saying, “Pacific NorthWest LNG’s export application is more welcome news, which will help us achieve our goal to be a leader in clean energy supply and export.” A final investment decision is expected in late 2014. If approved, Pacific NorthWest LNG would join three other projects that have export licences issued to them: LNG Canada, Kitimat LNG and Douglas Channel LNG. BG Group and Imperial Oil/Exxon Mobil recently made applications for licences of their own.Advertisementlast_img read more

Premier League Preview Show

first_imgTom Rennie is joined by the former Tottenham, Norwich and Northern Ireland attacker Paul McVeigh to talk about Spurs’ start to the season following their latest win against 10-men against Hull last weekend.The former Charlton and Aston Villa player Paul Mortimer spoke to us after covering Villa against Southampton on Monday, and looked ahead to the Saints’ game against Manchester City.We also get reaction from the midweek Champions League games, former West Ham and England defender Alvin Martin gives us his three to watch, and we play Tom against the World.last_img