first_imgHugs, kisses, thank yous and congratulatory messages were the order of the day for the three Jamaican members of the championship winning West Indies Under-19 cricket team who returned to the country yesterday.Led by several members of the cricketing fraternity, including Jamaica’s West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president, Dave Cameron and Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president, Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, Michael Frew, Odean Smith and Shahid Crooks were met at Norman Manley International Airport.”What you did, you showed all of us what is possible when we get together as a people,” stated a beaming Cameron, who led a series of tributes at a welcome ceremony held at the airport.”It is a message that if we get together and believe in what we are doing and assisting each other, then the sky is the limit.”The regional cricket boss, who expressed apologies for Minister of Sports Natalie Neita Headley, also used the occasion to give assurance that the entire team will in due course be “properly” rewarded.”We have given you some tokens, but we believe we need to find meaningful ways of rewarding you for what you have done,” he said.Organised by WICB sponsor, Digicel, the ceremony also had in attendance several family members of the players, as well as their school coaches, principals and well wishers.”To beat India in Bangladesh is a big thing,” said Heaven.”I want to say to you congratulations and all the best in your future endeavours in the field of cricket.”SELF-BELIEFHeaven, who was also accompanied by Jamaica Under-19 chairman of selectors, Wayne Lewis, JCA secretary Fritz Harris and chief executive officer, Courtney Francis, also commended the team of their self belief.”During your send-off for the World Cup, we, the JCA, said to you at a ceremony that we believed in you and I think that you took that statement seriously,” Heaven remarked.”You believed in yourself as it is only a strong belief in yourself that could have led you to that victory.”Elon Parkinson, head of public relations at Digicel, also weighed in, expressing that Frew, Smith and Crooks had made Jamaicans and West Indians proud.”Michael, Odean, Shahid, big up,” said Parkinson.”You have made your schools St Elizabeth Technical and Maggoty High, your clubs, the Westmoreland and St Elizabeth Cricket Associations and by extension Jamaica and the West Indies, extremely proud.The West Indies last week defeated India by five wickets in the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup, which was held in Bangladesh.last_img read more

first_imgBridgeport High advanced to the semi-finals of the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup knockout competition with an easy commanding 2-0 win over Denham Town High at the Constant Spring Complex yesterday. Shane Moodie sealed the victory in the 90th minute with a brilliant goal after Javaughn Dunn had headed the Portmore-based school in the lead in the 40th minute. Moodie’s goal was one of the best seen in urban area schoolboy football this season. He made a good run down the left before controlling a peach of a cross from Ronaldo Banks on his chest. He then struck a ferocious volley which rocketed into the roof of the Denham Town net to end the game in style. It was the midfielder’s second goal of the season. “So far, I have scored two goals; this one is very special because I helped to send the team to the semi-finals in the Walker Cup, so this is a blessing to score on this day,” he said. Winning coach Garnett Lawrence was elated with the victory. “It wasn’t one of our best games of the season, but when you come to a knockout, it’s a knockout, so we give God thanks for the victory, and we will just press on for the next game,” he said. Meanwhile, Denham Town’s coach Andrew Edwards said his team “deviated from our game and paid the price”.last_img read more

first_imgFive veteran media personalities will be honoured by Superstakes title sponsors Burger King at Caymanas Park tomorrow for their contribution to the sport over the years.They are The Gleaner’s racing writer Orville Clarke, Lindy Delapenha, a former director of sports at Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation; radio racing analyst and Gleaner columnist Dr. Paul Wright; racing commentator Brian ‘Spuddy” Rickman and Karl Angell of the Racing Observer.All will be guests of the sponsor and promoters Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) in the Director’s Room during the meet and in addition to receiving awards, each will have a race run in their honour on the well supported 12-race programme, featuring the 38th running of the Burger King Superstakes over 2000 metres.The programme kicks off at 11.000 a.m. with the Orville Clarke Trophy over 1700 metres to be contested by nine starters (four-year-olds and up non winners of two). Top contenders are MINY LEE (Shane Ellis), HOMECOMING ((Anthony Thomas) and VESPERS (Javaniel Patterson).The second race over 1100 metres for the Brian Rickman Trophy for maiden three-year-olds has attracted 11 starters, the eighth race for the Dr Paul Wright Trophy to be contested by 14 starters, while race number 10 for the Lindy Delapenha Trophy will see 13 facing the starter and the closing race for the Karl Angell Trophy to be contested by a maximum field of 16.last_img read more

first_imgMr. Editor:Please permit me a space in your most prestigious and informative medium to express my pain as regards the common place of drugs in our society.Liberia, a country decimated by a prolonged diabolical, devastating and senseless civil uprising that claimed the lives of nearly three hundred thousand persons cannot afford to fight another round of war — drugs — war amid the huge presence of security forces, including personnel of UNMIL, who are armed to their teeth.One may even be tempted to say why security officers should be paid by central government amid the continued proliferation of all kinds of illegal drugs in the country, which are seriously poising threat to national security and to our younger generation.Ghettos are erected in residential communities in the city to the annoyance of residents, but dare to speak the matter for the fear of their lives or be placed on these drugs’ users’ ‘black-list.’Thus, I write to challenge the required authority to go beyond seizing, burning these drugs at the various points of entries to look beyond where they are coming from and why and by what means.This is worrisome, and must be stopped to safeguard national security.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgParticipants and facilitators posed shortly after the first session ended. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 commenced a three-day capacity-building workshop on the preparation of National Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Inventories in Liberia, a release has said.Greenhouse gas is a gas that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range. It cause the greenhouse effect.According to the release, the workshop, is intended to build capacity as Liberia prepares to report its second national communication to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, which Liberia has ratified.The workshop, which is expected to end on Friday, March 8, 2019 attracted representatives of key government’s ministries and agencies, including the ministries of Transport and Mines and Energy. Other agencies are Forestry Development Authority (FDA), and Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC).EPA Deputy Executive Director Randall M. Dobayou, spoke of plans to work with the University of Liberia (UL) to introduce three masters’ degree programs that will focus on environment.Benjamin S. Karmorh,  United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), Focal Person and Dr. Charles Asumana, an EPA staff led the first two sessions of the workshop, which focused on the importance of a GHG Inventory System; the current system for producing GHG inventory in the country.Karmorh underscored the importance of data sharing between participating ministries and organizations, so as to have a uniform inventory on greenhouse gases (GHG) and the needs for a platform that collect, and store data from various bodies.The rest of the sessions for the day were handled by Dr. Sumana Bhattacharya, IORA Ecological solutions vice president for climate change. She led the workshop in assessing the capacity gaps in preparing a GHG inventory in Liberia.Madam Bhattacharya also trained participants on the use of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) worksheets, and the IPCC inventory software.The workshop improved capacity of national actors in reporting on GHG and climate change. It also improved networking and data sharing between ministries, organizations and agencies to produce uniform data on GHG emissions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThirty-year-old Leonard Allicock of James Street Albouystown, Georgetown was on Friday further remanded to prison when he appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly arraigned for robbery under arms.Unrepresented, Allicock, on his first court appearance had pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that on July 29, 2018, while in the vicinity of Albouystown, Georgetown, and while being armed with a gun, he robbed Christopher Gonsalves of four gold chains valued at $340,000, and one cellphone valued at $240,000.The Police prosecutor had objected to Allicock being placed on bail, citing the serious nature of the offence and noting that a dangerous weapon had been used during or before the alleged robbery.Allicock was again refused bail, and the matter was adjourned to September 14.last_img read more

first_imgTeepa Snow is a dementia expert, holding a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Snow has 35 years of experience in the Dementia field. She works to help families and professionals better understand the illness.Snow often conducts her lectures as if she is the person with dementia. She said this helps give the audience a first-hand look to understand the disease.The education session will be held at the Rotary Manor at 7pm on Sunday, September 18, 2011.- Advertisement -For any questions email Sheri at sheri.murphy@nothernhealth.ca or call 250-719-3484 or Lana ar 250-261-6872.last_img read more

first_img– to be based in Linden; have 4000 BPD start-up capacityGuyEnergy, the company that had publicly announced its intention to build an oil refinery in Guyana since last year, is on course to completing its refinery by next year. This is according its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Turhane Doerga.GuyEnergy CEO, Dr Turhane DoergaAccording to Dr Doerga in an interview with this publication over the weekend, the company is at the stage where the modules for the oil refinery are being built. And according to Dr Doerga, who is also well known as a rice miller, the structure should be ready for oil in the first quarter of next year.“We are at the implementation stage. The modules are being built… we’ll be ready for early next year. The first modules being built is US$36 million. The total project is [over US$100 million],” he said, adding that they had no difficulties in garnering investors.A model of the modular refineryDr Doerga noted that they do not have to be limited to purchasing oil from ExxonMobil, but rather can have extended access to the crude oil market. When it comes to capacity, he said that the aim is to have the refinery reach 10,000 barrels of oil per day.“The startup is 4000 [barrels per day], within three months it will go to 8000. Because it’s the first set of modules, it’s going to be about 10,000. So it will be enough for the Guyana market. And then we have to cater for the Brazilian investors. And we’ll see how we can export to the Caribbean,” Dr Doerga informed this publication.According to information from GuyEnergy, the refinery occupies 20 acres of land and will produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and some gases. The company also markets the project as one that will require a small tank farm, power plant and workforce, while leaving a minimal environmental impact.InterestIt was only last year that a team of professional foreign investors had also expressed interest in establishing an oil refinery in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), with the intention of providing technical skills training to the community’s workforce and education sector.Prospects for the initiative were discussed when the team met with regional stakeholders, including Regional Chairman Renis Morian, at the office of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) in Linden in November 2018.The team was led by US-based Ghanian entrepreneur Quincy Sintim-Aboagye, who owns an oil company and Alfred Fafali Adagbedu, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seaweld Engineering Limited in Ghana.Apart from the refinery, the team also expressed a desire to establish a hotel and to develop economic avenues for local farming. These developments were welcomed by Region 10 officials, not only for the overall economic benefits but particularly for the employment opportunities they would provide for the Linden community.But if these investors were expecting any help from the Government in terms of subsidised crude oil, that prospect has been dismissed by the Government. Back in January of this year, Department of Energy Head, Dr Mark Bynoe had made it clear that local oil refinery operators will have to build oil at market prices.“Anyone, who wishes to open a refinery can do so but they will not receive subsidised oil from the Department. That’s the crunch,” Bynoe had said, during a stakeholder engagement. He was backed up on this point by the Department’s oil and gas adviser, Matthew Wilks.“Government doesn’t subsidise private businesses. That’s not the purpose of the Government. The Government has to maximise the revenue for the State to go into State expenditure and, equally, I don’t think people in this room would probably feel happy if we end up subsidising private entities,” Wilks was reported in sections of the media as saying.FeasibilityWith the Government already ruling out building a refinery of its own, the only takers for this initiative are from the Private Sector. The Government had previously hired a consultant, Pedro Haas, to carry out a feasibility study into constructing an oil refinery. The results of the study did not favour building a refinery, particularly one with a capacity to produce over 100,000 barrels per day.In his study, Haas had looked at the cost of building an oil refinery with a capacity of producing more than 100,000 barrels of oil per day. The study had come up with a US$5 billion price tag in order to construct the refinery in Guyana.The findings of a study had also recommended that the unit at the Finance Ministry should be equipped and its capacity boosted enough to understand the microeconomics of the petroleum industry. This is so that the unit can keep up to date with the daily calculations of market prices and feed into the global market.The expert had also suggested that as an alternative to the establishment of an oil refinery, the Government could pursue maximising income from commercialising crude oil. Another suggestion was that the Government swap or toll crude oil for products on the global market or create joint ventures with offshore refineries, as well as acquire stock in refining companies.However, the study was done at a time when ExxonMobil was the only operator in Guyana’s waters to find oil in commercial quantities. Members of the Private Sector have previously urged that the construction of a refinery be re-explored when more operators find oil.last_img read more

first_img Which club has the best creative player? 1 Following Juan Mata’s display for Man United against Wolfsburg in the Champions League, a lot of focus has been on the game’s creative stars.Man City have struggled when David Silva is absent, while Eden Hazard, last season’s Player of the Year, is experiencing a dip in form, which is coinciding with the Blues’ poor start to the season.UNITED FANS: ‘MATA IS EVERYTHING ARSENAL FANS PRETEND OZIL IS’Who is the best playmaker in the Premier League? Is anyone missing from the list?last_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.Free Pint or Glass of Wine with all Josper Grill Main Courses today and every Wednesday.Today’s Donegal Daily Weather: What a difference a day makes. After yesterday’s beautiful weather, there will be a great deal more cloud today and temperatures will be more like 11C or 12C in Donegal today. Forecasters are giving varying possibilities on the likelihood of showers today, but they will hit most areas of the county at some stage, particularly in the late afternoon and early evening.Not a bad day – but just not as nice as Tuesday. With the increased cloud, temperatures will remain around 8C or 9C overnight tonight.Sources: BBC NI, Met Eireann.DONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. Free Pint or Glass of Wine with all Josper Grill Main Courses today and every Wednesday. CLOUDY, SHOWERS: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 16th, 2014 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 daily weathermount errigal hotel letterkennylast_img read more