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Swimming president looks to ease burden

first_imgPresident of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), Handel Lamey, said his administration is trying to alleviate some of the financial burdens parents have to bare for their children who represent the country at the annual Carifta Swimming Championships.In March, news broke that the ASAJ required each parent of the 25-member squad to pay US$3,183.73 or J$388,415 to attend the champion-ships in Martinique. Four swimmers subsequently withdrew from the squad.Speaking at the launch of the Mayberry Schools Championship recently, Lamey just stopped short of making any commitment, as he says his association has been taking steps, including partnering with the Government, to reduce the financial strain that were placed on the parents this year.”We cant’ make any promises, but we will look at how the costing is done for Carifta. In the past, we have had a structure and it is stipulated in our by-laws of how we fund different level meets. Carifta was initially viewed as a development meet, but what we have found competition-wise is that it has grown to be the most competitive meet in the entire region.”So CARIFTA has a higher ratings than a lot of the competitions that were once rated higher, so we will have to look at the funding structure going forward,” he explained.NEXT GAMES”The next Carifta [Games] will be in The Bahamas, and I think we will have a lower cost because we will not have the airline fare that it takes to go to Martinique, and the 2018 Carifta will be in Jamaica, and the cost then will be much lower, because we won’t have to leave Jamaica,” he said.He says with the help and support of corporate Jamaica and the Government, the financial burden can be eased for the parents, who want to see their kids participate in the region’s premier age-group swimming competition.”We have received some sponsor-ship from the Government, and if there is any rebate that can be had, we will be assisting those parents because we know how costly it was to fund that trip to Martinique.”We are seeking funding and trying to partner with corporate Jamaica for the support in the aquatics discipline. We know we have the potential, as we have produced World champions and Olympians, so we see no reason why swimming cannot be at the level where track and field is and it’s our objective to take swimming to that level,” Lamey added.last_img read more

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Trial to commence on October 8

first_imgUG bomb threatsSheneza Jafferally, called Diane, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, who was charged for causing chaos at the University of Guyana after making several bomb threats, is expected to appear at the Sparendam Magistrate’s Court on October 8 for the commencement of her trial.Sheneza JafferallyJafferally, a student at the University of Guyana (UG), was charged in February, for allegedly making bomb threats that interrupted classes on the campus.Particulars of the charge alleged that on February 5, 2019 at Cummings Lodge, Jafferally sent, by means of a public telecommunication device system, for the purpose of causing needless anxiety to the staff and students of UG, a message which she knew to be false.During her first court appearance, the defendant had pleaded not guilty to the charge. Attorney-at-Law Latchmie Rahamat will be representing the defendant during the trial, which will be heard by Magistrate Rushell Liverpool.It was reported that on the day in question, a number of threats were sent to several online news outlets which were promptly reported to the Police.Nevertheless, UG was on lock-down owing to the bomb scare. As a result, the gates to the tertiary institution were briefly locked, but were reopened once the Police and other officials gave the green light.In the threat message, the alleged sender ‘Jack Ryan’ stated “I have placed 20 bombs across the University of Guyana campus which are hidden from plain sight. Attached to this bomb is a timer which can be remotely activated/ deactivated”.The sender also uploaded an image of the alleged handmade explosive devices. He also stated that the timer was set for eight hours before detonation.“The bombs will be activated at exactly 15:00h unless my demands are met,” ‘Ryan’ continued. In a subsequent message, he related that students must leave the campus after which he would make his demands.However, the Police had conducted a thorough investigation after no explosives were found on campus, which led to the defendant being arrested at her workplace after phone records allegedly linked her to the threats.last_img read more

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PRRD lifts evacuation alert for Cecil Lake/Goodlow

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The Peace River Regional District has lifted its evacuation alert for the Cecil Lake/Goodlow Area in Electoral Area B.The following areas are no longer affected by an evacuation alert.244 Road from the Alces River west to 223 Road223 Road between 244 Road and Cecil Lake Road221 Road between Cecil Lake Road and just north of the 252 Road221 Road off of the 224 Road250 Road and 252 Road off of 221 Road217 Road between 244 Road and just north of the Cecil Lake RoadCecil Lake Road between 2895 Cecil Lake Road and the Alces River219 Road off of Cecil Lake RoadThe area will continue to be monitored by the Wildfire Management Branch.- Advertisement -To report fire sightings or the smell of smoke, call to 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell phone.For more information, contact the Peace River Regional District at 250 784-3200.last_img read more

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Chelsea blow! Blues target Marco Verratti has ‘agreed’ new PSG deal, claims agent

first_img PSG playmaker Marco Verratti Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti is on the verge of signing yet another new deal at the club to keep him out of the clutches of Chelsea.It was reported that Chelsea were ready to break the bank to land the tenacious midfielder, who is considered one of the best players of his kind in world football.But PSG have acted quickly to ward off the interest by handing the 23-year-old an extension on his deal including a bumper pay rise.Verratti is currently under contract until 2019 but his agent, Donato Di Campli, told the Corriere dello Sport that his client is set to sign a new deal which could extend that by another two years.He said: “It only lacks a few details, but here we are. We must still put everything in black and white, but we have found an agreement. He will stay a long time at Paris Saint-Germain, at least until 2020.“This is already his fourth contract extension here, and he is now demonstrating that he deserves these revaluations.”Verratti, who arrived from Pescara as a teenager in 2012, has racked up 100 Ligue 1 appearances already, scoring twice. 1last_img read more

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Lionel Messi used to play as shock Premier League side on FIFA

first_img 2 Lionel Messi has often been the scourge of Chelsea in the past, here he is escaping Ashley Cole in 2009 Zabaleta, who was playing for city rivals Espanyol at the time, made the shock revelation after seeing the diminutive superstar lead his country to the World Cup knockout stages in Russia, despite recently being branded a ‘fraud’.The West Ham United defender told the BBC: “I was better at PlayStation than Messi.“He used to play with Chelsea a lot.“I used to live in Barcelona city and he was living 30 minutes outside. We were playing on the internet.” Lionel Messi used to play as Premier League side Chelsea on FIFA.That’s according to former Argentina star Pablo Zabaleta, who used to play against the Barcelona star on PlayStation. The news will come as a shock to many, given how strongly Messi has expressed his dislike of the Blues in the past.In 2006, he told the News of the World: “There are players here who hate Chelsea more than Real Madrid. I never thought I would hear myself say that.“I also never thought I would see something worse than the Boca and River Plate rivalry or Brazil v Argentina – but this is.“We would rather play Arsenal, Manchester United or anyone else than be on the pitch with Chelsea.”Aged just 19 at the time, the Argentine was accused by former Blues boss Jose Mourinho of getting Asier Del Horno sent off during a Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge. 2 Messi and Zabaleta pictured back when the current West Ham man was at Espanyol last_img read more

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MURPHY APPEAL TO BE HEARD IN CROKE PARK TONIGHT

first_imgDonegal captain Michael Murphy’s appeal against his sending-off in last Sunday’s Ulster SFC win over Cavan will be heard in Croke Park this evening.The Glenswilly man was controversially handed a straight red card and as it stands, will be banned for the Ulster semi-final against Tyrone on Sunday week.The GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee will hear Murphy’s appeal. Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has insisted that Murphy should be cleared of the offence but have admitted that his chances of being exonerated may be no better than “50/50”.The Donegal County board confirmed on today that it had seen a copy of referee Marty Duffy’s report and that an appeal was being launched.Donegal assistant boss Rory Gallagher spoke of his conviction that Murphy had been incorrectly dismissed.“We don’t even need to see the video,” Gallagher said. “He didn’t strike anybody. We’ll be going to the CCCC.”The general consensus appeared to be that Donegal skipper Murphy had been harshly dealt with by Sligo referee Duffy.Murphy appeared to indulge in some off-the-ball shoulder to shoulder stuff with Damien Reilly before the Cavan defender ended up on the floor.Although the team battled well against Cavan and were deserved winner even without Murphy, the DCU student will be a huge loss against Tyrone if the CCCC rule against the appeal.Ends MURPHY APPEAL TO BE HEARD IN CROKE PARK TONIGHT was last modified: June 16th, 2011 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

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LAGHEY POST OFFICE WILL RE-OPEN, TD PRINGLE IS TOLD

first_imgAn Post has promised it will reopen a Donegal post office after it closed unexpectedly.Hundreds of customers in the Laghey area have been left without adequate post office services for the last three weeks after their post-ofice closed without any wanring.The first residents knew of the closure was when they were met with a sign on the window of the post office recently on behalf of An Post saying it was shut “due to circumstances beyond our control.” Donegal South West Independent TD Thomas Pringle has made representations on behalf of the residents to An Post.Deputy Pringle said he was confident the post office will reopen shortly.He asked residents to be patient and that he was confident An Post will reopen the branch as soon as possible.“I am not completely sure of the reasons behind the closure. “My only concern is that the services offered by the post office to locals in the Laghey are returned as soon as possible.“Many people are dependent on the post office not just for business but also as a social outlet.“I have been in touch with An Post and I have ben assured that Laghey post office will reopen soon,” he said.A spokesman for An Post said they could not comment any further on the matter.“At this stage we can say that we are hopeful the post office at Laghey will reopen again but we cannot put a date on it. “All customers including those in receipt of social welfare payments have been transferred to their nearest post office in Donegal Town.“The branch closed due to circumstances beyond out control and that’s all we can say at the moment,” he said.LAGHEY POST OFFICE WILL RE-OPEN, TD PRINGLE IS TOLD was last modified: July 31st, 2011 by gregShare 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:laghey post officeThomas Pringlelast_img read more

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HEARTACHE FOR COLEMAN AS ERROR SENDS LIVERPOOL TO FA CUP FINAL

first_imgKILLYBEGS soccer star Seamus Coleman missed out an a first Wembley FA Cup Final today after his error lead to the winning goal for Liverpool in today’s semi-final.The Everton dynamo was brought on in the 68th minute six minutes after Suarez had equalised Jelavic’s first half goal.And he was lucky to stay on the pitch, picking up a yellow card for a rash challenge. That was followed by another foul that led to the goal.Seamus was lucky to escape that second caution when he clattered into Gerrard but Liverpool took full advantage.Craig Bellamy, on for Downing, whipped in the 87th-minute free-kick and Carroll flicked in a header.Liverpool could even afford for another substitute Maxi Rodriguez to hit the post from close range as they booked a third appearance at Wembley in three months and kept their season alive. For Everton, however, their priority now will be finishing ahead of their local rivals in the Barclays Premier League, something they have done only once since its inception. HEARTACHE FOR COLEMAN AS ERROR SENDS LIVERPOOL TO FA CUP FINAL was last modified: April 14th, 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:HEARTACHE FOR COLEMAN AS ERROR SENDS LIVERPOOL TO FA CUP FINALlast_img read more

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‘A character’ all the way

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mary Elizabeth “Mayme” Rhinehart worked until she was 84, drove until she was 97 and lived until she was 105 — a red-haired “character” who regaled her family with stories of times past. Rhinehart, a longtime San Fernando Valley resident, died April 13 of congestive heart failure in Mission Hills. “If someone asked her what was her secret to a long life, she said, ‘I say the Lord’s Prayer every night and I never drank or smoke,”‘ said her granddaughter, Bonnie Cox. “She kept very active in her mind. Work was her life.” Rhinehart was 84 and working 10 hours a day, six days a week, at Riverview Cleaners in Studio City, when a knee injury forced her to retire. She previously worked at Valley Pride Cleaners and as a switchboard operator at Maier Brewery in Los Angeles, where she met her first husband, Trinidad “Fred” Fresenada. They were married in 1921, but Fresenada died a year later. She and her second husband, George Rhinehart, owned the Lark Cafe on Ventura Boulevard. He died in 1930, and the restaurant closed in 1932. “She was very honest and very independent,” said great-granddaughter Kristen Mindock. “She loved working and when she had to stop it bothered her.” Rhinehart inherited her Scotland-born mother’s red hair and freckles. She was careful not to go out in the sun too often and because of that, said Cox, she had very few wrinkles as she aged. “‘My gosh, she’s so bright and alert. I can’t believe it,’ is what you would say if you had met her in recent years,” Cox said. “She always wanted to be dressed correctly. She always had her hair and nails done. “She lived with us when I was growing up and I remember all the yellow boxes of Jean Nate that she would get as presents. She also liked White Shoulders perfume.” Cox said her grandmother didn’t have any hobbies nor was she a member of any church, but she loved to read the National Enquirer and watch “Oprah.” “She was a character. She was living in Northridge when the earthquake happened. She told us she took two Valiums and went back to sleep,” said Cox. “She said whatever came into her mind. She was loving and caring. She had some great stories.” Mary Elizabeth Austin was born Nov. 28, 1899, in Nanaimo, Canada, one of three children born to Mary and Edward Austin. Her father was killed in a mining accident when she was 16. She lived in Seattle and San Francisco until moving to Los Angeles in 1921. Rhinehart was preceded in death by her daughters, Barbara “Bobby” Herron and Kathryn Joy Schlickenmyer. She is survived by eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. A private family service will be held. — Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 holly.andres@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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FAMILY OF DONEGAL TEEN SHOT BY LOYALISTS SUE BRITS OVER COLLUSION

first_imgTHE family of a County Donegal teenager murdered by loyalists has launched a legal action against the British security force members who helped the killers.Henry Cunningham, 16, from Carndonagh, was killed in August 1973 when UVF gunmen ambushed the van he was travelling home from work in.Henry’s brothers were also in the van but were not seriously hurt. In 2008, an Historical Enquiries Team (HET) report said that one of the guns used was stolen from a UDR base.A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence said: “The MOD will continue to cooperate fully with all judicial processes.”Speaking to BBC Radio Foyle, Herbert Cunningham described the moment when they were attacked.“I saw the three boys on the flyover. I can still see them yet. They were sitting up on the railing of the flyover firing at me. “I didn’t know what it was. They burst tyres and I was shouting to the boys in the van, I thought they were all dead.”Herbert said that by the time he realised his brother had been shot, it was too late to seek help.“Henry says to me “I’m hit” and he just slumped over. That’s all he said. I went on almost three miles with busted wheels until I couldn’t go no further.“We were afraid they were coming after us. We didn’t know what was happening.”Robert Cunningham said their case against the MoD is about justice. “This is not about money, this is justice we’re looking for and we know we didn’t get it at the time.”The HET report found evidence of collusion between loyalists and the security forces in the raid on the base.Both murder weapons were recovered by the RUC in separate incidents in 1974, but despite being linked to a number of unsolved serious crimes, they were later destroyed.The report also said that declassified documents noted that “there were high level concerns regarding RUC elements ‘too close to the UVF’ and ‘too ready to hand over information’, and worries that loyalist extremists had heavily infiltrated the UDR.” It concluded that Henry Cunningham, other members of his family and work colleagues, were “specifically targeted as a group by the UVF in a pre-planned attack on 9 August 1973”..It said they were all incorrectly identified as Catholics working in the construction industry.The teenager was a front-seat passenger in a Bedford van driving from Belfast to Co Donegal when gunmen on a motorway bridge opened fire, killing Henry. His older brother, Herbert, who was injured in the attack, was driving and his brother Robert was sitting behind with three other work colleagues.The UVF killers are thought to have suspected the six men in the van, who had been working on a building site in Glengormley on the outskirts of Belfast, were all Catholic, but the Cunningham family are Presbyterian.The family has strongly criticised Dublin’s response to the murder.“It is with a mixture of anger and sadness that we note from the HET review that there is no evidence whatsoever that our own government in Dublin made any representations to the northern authorities in relation to the murder of Henry,” they said.“Neither the gardai nor the Departments of the Taoiseach, Justice or Foreign Affairs have been able to produce a single document pertaining to the murder of an Irish citizen.FAMILY OF DONEGAL TEEN SHOT BY LOYALISTS SUE BRITS OVER COLLUSION was last modified: June 26th, 2015 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:CarndonaghHenry CunninghamloyalistsmurderRUCUVFlast_img read more

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