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first_imgFACTFormer Olympian Herb McKenley was one of the most prominent sportsmen to run for a seat in the House of Parliament. In 1972, he contested the St Andrew Northern constituency for the Jamaica Labour Party against the People’s National Party’s Allan St Aubyn Isaacs and Cecil A. Nelson of the Christian Democratic Party. Isaacs won with 10,610 votes, while McKenley got 2,822 votes. Nelson secured 49 ballots.last_img

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Gunman nabbed after robbing Stabroek Market vendors

first_imgMinutes after three vendors were robbed by armed men at the Stabroek Market, Police nabbed one of the suspects. Reports are the incident occurred about 02:10h on Wednesday.The vendors were relieved of cash and other items by two perpetrators, one of whom was armed with a handgun.At the time of the incident, Police ranks were patrolling the area. They promptly responded to the situation and gave chase behind the suspects.One of the perpetrators was apprehended; an unlicensed .38 revolver with four matching rounds was found in his possession.The Guyana Police Force (GPF) said stringent efforts were being made to apprehend the other suspect who managed to elude the lawmen; he has been identified as going by the alias “Awara”.Police said an increased and concentrated law enforcement presence in and around the Stabroek Market block recently has so far resulted in a decrease in reported incidents of crime.last_img read more

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Guyana Amazon Warriors sign Green as cover for Delport

first_imgThe Guyana Amazon Warriors have signed Australian all-rounder Chris Green for the first four matches of the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Green will be covering for the hard-hitting South African Cameron Delport, who will be unavailable until August 17. Green will be available for the matches against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Stars, Barbados Tridents and Jamaica Tallawahs.The 24-year-old Green has played 27 Twenty20 matches with 149 runs and 22 wickets under his belt. He has played for Sydney Thunder at the Big Bash in Australia and the Lahore Qalanders in the Pakistan Super League.Guyana Amazon Warriors Head Coach Johan Botha said: “Chris Green is an exciting T20 talent and we are very pleased to welcome him as cover for Cameron Delport. As an effective top-order batsman and a canny off-spinner, he will add a great deal to our squad in the first half of the season.”The Warriors will commence their hunt for the title come August 9 when they lock horns with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.last_img read more

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No prize money for Mashemeji Derby’s Super Cup

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards players during a past Mashemeji Derby. The two clubs will represent Kenya in next year’s Champions League and Confederations Cup tournaments. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 25- When Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards clash at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Sunday in the season-opening Kenyan Premier league (KPL) Super Cup, it will only be for bragging rights after organizers announced there won’t be cash rewards for the winners.This has been occasioned by the lack of sponsorship with league title sponsors SportPesa having pulled out early this year following the implementation of the 35 percent taxing by the Government. “The winner will get a trophy and medals because we have to work with what we have. We would be happy if we had a sponsor, but the clubs understand the situation and they will be playing for bragging rights to win a trophy just before the league starts,” KPL head of logistics Frank Okoth announced on Thursday.Gor and AFC fans in jovial mood as they head to the Stadium before Sunday’s Mashemeji derby.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaPreviously, the season opening game was sponsored by broadcast sponsors SuperSport through their brand DSTV with the winners walking home with Sh750, 000 while the loser was handed Sh500, 000. However, the broadcast partners pulled out last season.Both teams have lamented that it would lower the morale of the players without a cash incentive but nonetheless have promised to put in their best feet especially noting it’s a local derby.“To be honest if it was any other team I would have thought otherwise about the line up but it is AFC Leopards and I understand how much it means for the fans so we will put in a strong squad for the game,” Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr said.His skipper Harun Shakava added;“It’s a bit discouraging that this time there are no incentives. However, we have to go there and play to win because we know how much it means for the fans,” the defender noted.-Looking for sponsors-KPL head of logistics Frank Okoth. Photo/COURTESYMeanwhile, the league managers remain confident that despite the exit of the title sponsors, they will be able to bring on board a new partner. They have maintained that the normal running of the new season which begins in two weeks time is on course.“It is a blow that our sponsor left but that is not to say that life stops for us. We are hopeful that we will get new partners and so far we have several people who have knocked on our door. But we have to evaluate and see what’s best for us,” KPL vice chairman and also the deputy head of the sponsorship and marketing committee Elly Kalekwa said.KPL had a title sponsor for the first time in 2011 when East African Breweries came on board through their brand Tusker for a period of three years. After that, betting company SportPesa came on board in 2015.-New Broadcast partners-SuperSport cameraman.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAt the same time, KPL will from this season work with Spanish broadcasting company MediaPro to produce KPL matches and in turn sell the product to both Free to Air and PayTV partners.The league managers are yet to engage any company to air the matches though this weekend’s Super Cup will be broadcast by Free to Air partner KTN.“We have managed to get a partner for this weekend’s match but we are yet to tie down anyone for the season. There are several people we are considering but we will release that same information in due time,” KPL’s Frank Okoth said.Chinese company StarTimes had been said to be interested in the PayTV package but the talks according to reliable sources broke off. However, it is expected that Bamba Sports who aired the last half of the season last year will take up the slot.MediaPro who also work with the Spanish La Liga will produce their own content with their own equipment which have already landed in the country.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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After another year of unexpected growth, what’s next?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson For the six-county Southern California region, the median price set a record seven of the first 11 months. That compares favorably with 2004, when price records were set eight of 11 months. Buyers in the San Fernando Valley struggled with the same scenario. The single-family home median price set a record six times and matched the $600,000 level two other months. Consider this: The median price of a Valley home is now closer to $1 million than $100,000. In 2004 the median price hit a record $505,000 here in June. This time last year I wondered if we would have to wait until June to see if the price peak had been reached. The record fell in January. John Karevoll, a market slicer and dicer for La Jolla-based DataQuick Information Systems, thinks this month will bring another price record when the numbers are tallied in January. That’s because there is typically a rush to close escrows before the end of the year and the sales include the most expensive homes. Karevoll is not going to gaze too far into 2006, either. “The thing about looking into next year is that the volatility of the market makes it almost impossible to look beyond four to six months,” he said. So the first part of 2006 will look a lot like the last part of 2005 with sales continuing to soften and price appreciation moderating. There are a couple of knowns, though. “We know we are nearing the end of the cycle, we know that the rate of appreciation will come down. It’s all a question of degree and those degrees look fairly benign for the first half of next year. After that, it’s impossible to make any reliable forecast.” And there are some big unknowns, he points out. They include what happens to mortgage rates, the federal budget deficit and the balance of payments, a method of accounting that helps a country (in this case us) evaluate the strength of the dollar versus foreign currencies. The stock market’s direction will impact residential real estate, too. Right now the market is soft and that makes housing a good investment, not just for home buyers but big institutional investors like pension funds. “One of the worst things that could happen for the housing market would be if the stock market took off,” Karevoll said. That would mean money would move from secured mortgages and into stocks and mortgage money would start to dry up. “That would be a huge impact on the housing market,” he said. Of course the Valley is not insulated from these knowns and unknowns. And this market will likely mirror the region’s, said Jim Ezell, president of the Van Nuys-based Southland Regional Association of Realtors. “A little more of a return to normal,” he said. “So this time next year do I think the median price of a Valley home will he higher than the same time this year?” “Of course I do,” he replied. (boxes centered?) Reader Richard Rose of Canoga Park sent the following e-mail regarding last week’s column about a California Housing Finance Agency loan program for first-time buyers. “I think that the ‘First Time Buyer’ program is a good idea, but would you please explain how selling tax-exempt bonds doesn’t cost taxpayers any money?” Good question, and here’s the answer according to Jim Folley, the agency’s housing finance chief. The agency sells the bonds to corporations, money market funds and high-wealth individuals. The purchasers don’t pay any taxes on their gain. Money from the sale pays for the agency’s operation and the home loans, so it’s not state funded. Then when someone buys a house he or she also buys stuff to fill it up and pays sales tax. Then every year he pays property and other taxes, adding to the revenue stream of the federal, state and local governments. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This year’s residential real estate market in Southern California proved as unpredictable as the last five. Home price appreciation was expected to cool into the single digits and sales expected to soften from 2004’s especially strong level. Didn’t happen. Price records continued to fall, though. last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Brighter Futures For Children seeks Social Care Manager

first_imgJob Vacancy: Brighter Futures For Children is currently seeking to recruit a Social Care Manager for North Donegal.Brighter Futures for Children (BFC) Ltd aims to help children overcome developmental trauma resulting from adverse childhood experiences such as neglect and child abuse. BFC specialises in the provision of therapeutic communities wherein children enjoy positive nurturing relationships with supportive adults. For this reason, all staff are expected to undertake therapeutic training and continuous personal therapy throughout the life time of their employment with BFC. Additionally, BFC will commission and provide evidence-informed therapeutic intervention that have demonstrated effectiveness in assisting traumatized to heal.Social Care ManagerEssential Criteria:BSc in Applied Social Studies; Applied Social Science; Applied Social Studies in Social Care, Professional Development Social Work or Youth and Community Work or equivalent Level 7 qualification.Minimum of 5 years management experience in residential services for children/adolescents.Proven achievement in effectively managing a professional staff team.Demonstrated ability to lead and empower others towards success in the delivery of care services to a high standard.Knowledge of the Irish National Standards in Children’s Residential CentresA clean full driving licence valid in the Republic of Ireland and UK. Brief Job Description:Ensuring proper governance with reference to relevant legislation and policy including financial management. Overall management of a therapeutic residential community for traumatized children to ensure positive outcomes.Management and leadership of a social care staff team with emphasis on professional development.Ensuring that social care/therapeutic interventions are delivered appropriately. Ensure social care staff adhere to and complete administrative responsibilities in accordance with protocol.Ensuring health & safety are maintained at all times.Key expectations for post include:Sufficient professional competence for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.A willingness to learn through ongoing training.Ability to act appropriately on own initiative in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures.Ability to work effectively as part of a team, particularly in pressurised situations. Ability to use emotional intelligence in dealings with children, colleagues and key stakeholders. Ability to act in a professional manner at all times.Ability to apply evidence-informed practice appropriately.Ability to identify, rationalize and apply theoretical knowledge to enhance best practice and best outcomes.Ability to plan and deliver care in an effective and resourceful manner within a person-centred model of care. Ability to manage self and prioritise workload in a busy working environment. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to high standards of practice and strive to create a meaningful person-centred model of care. Ability to demonstrate initiative and innovation in identifying areas for service improvement Ability to display awareness and appreciation of the children as ‘experts through experience’.Ability to actively promote the involvement of the children in care planning, decision-making and service development Ability to empathise with and treat others with dignity and respect Ability to evaluate information and make effective decisions especially about the care of children Ability to display effective interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to demonstrate effective team working skills Ability to demonstrate flexibility and openness to change Ability to demonstrate a consistent willingness to attend individual therapy and group-based therapy Ability to demonstrate a consistent commitment to the therapeutic community ethos Ability to demonstrate an ability to utilise supervision effectively Ability to demonstrate a willingness to develop IT skills relevant to the role Ability to demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional and personal developmentDesirable Criteria for Post:Diploma/certificate in child counselling/psychotherapy. Diploma/certificate in therapeutic counselling. Diploma/certificate in trauma counselling/interventions. Diploma/certificate in play therapy. To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to hello@hrteamgroup.com or via post to HR Team, The Innovation Centre, Bay Road, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 7TG before 19th January 2018.Please ensure the information on your CV shows clearly how you meet the Essential Criteria because otherwise you will not be shortlisted. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Brighter Futures For Children new premises in Co. Donegal for interview on Friday 26th January 2018. Job Vacancy: Brighter Futures For Children seeks Social Care Manager was last modified: January 2nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Brighter Futures For ChildrenEmploymentJob Vacancynorth donegalSocial Care Managerlast_img read more

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IT PROMISES TO BE A ‘CRACKING WEEKEND’ AT SISTER SARAS AND THE DRY ARCH THIS EASTER

first_imgPromoted post         In recent months both Sister Saras and the Dry Arch have become two of the most popular   spots on the Donegal entertainment scene.And this Easter weekend management have pulled out all the stops to ensure the fun continues.The Dry Arch Inn has a full line-up of events from tonight running right through until Sunday.DJ Tubbsy kicks things off tonight while Saturday night sees the return of Smokie and the Bandit. And if that wasn’t enough, Sunday nights sees the return of the ever-popular Hugh McMonagle with his unique brand of live music.Over in Sister Saras things are as lively as a box of Easter bunnies!DJ Marty will be on the decks on Saturday night while on Sunday night, Mary B and Paul Gallagher will bring their unique brand of country.So if it’s a ‘cracking’ night out you’re looking for this Easter, you can’t go wrong with the Dry Arch Complex and Sisters Saras. IT PROMISES TO BE A ‘CRACKING WEEKEND’ AT SISTER SARAS AND THE DRY ARCH THIS EASTER was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 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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WOMAN WHO DID 144KM IN A 100KM ZONE FINED AFTER FAILING TO PAY FIXED PENALTY NOTICE

first_imgA woman who was caught speeding excessively – and who subsequently failed to pay her fixed penalty notice, has been fined €350.Francis Wray, 34, with an address at 3 Scotstown Road, Chady, Strabane appeared at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court this morning. Mrs Wray appeared in court in relation to a speeding offence which occurred on the 13th of June, 2015.Garda Charlene Anderson told the court, “I was operating a speed detection checkpoint at Dromore, Letterkenny.“I detected a vehicle travelling 144km in a 100km zone – I proceeded to pull the vehicle over and told her she would be issued with a fixed penalty notice for the speeding offence.“The fine wasn’t paid – and the defendant also has no previous convictions.Judge James Faughnan fined the defendant €350 and gave her four months to pay.WOMAN WHO DID 144KM IN A 100KM ZONE FINED AFTER FAILING TO PAY FIXED PENALTY NOTICE was last modified: January 21st, 2016 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:Charlene AndersoncourtsExcessivefinedFrancis Wraynewsspeedinglast_img read more

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Shredded heart, Chairman Mao and a Chewie impression

first_img 5 However, our waitress just wasn’t cracking a smile all night. Her stern features were intensified by her tied-back hair (never a good sign that), and she was not up for any measure of fun with Mao’s eyes on her from all cushioned-corners of the room.Not even a little bit of Goughie’s Yorkshire magic could melt her. “Fancy a pint?” never went down so badly in Gough’s world.And then Star Wars Dave pulled out his party trick – his impression of Chewbacca. This is NOT talkSPORTs Football Editor Dave 5 Only John Lennon lookalikes are allowed She LOVED it, smiles turned into uncensored laughter and our Russian waitress broke free from Mao’s chains, let her hair fall loose over her face, and ran off with Chewy into the sunset.Well almost.She laughed a little bit and then demanded to know if we’d finished with the crispy beef. How fitting that Chewbacca ordered ‘Shredded Heart’ on the menu (I’m not even joking). Now, that does look beautiful 5 She looks like a laugh One road sign puzzled me, though, can you guess why there are sunglasses up there? Tell you in tomorrow’s diary piece… So you may recall that Dave, the talkSPORT football editor, who’s with us right now in St Petersburg, is a good lad generally speaking.But then revealed he likes Star Wars – a lot.Well it was a disappointment; to everyone I think, although some hid that disappointment better than me. But it worked in our favour when the four of us – Dave, me, Goughie and Drive producer Emma – headed to a bizarre Chinese restaurant on the River Neva last night.The place was basically a shrine to Communist China, with Chairman Mao cushions, statues of Chinese soldiers and waitresses in military uniform. As scary as it was, the food was sensational, and the uniforms worked. Pretty sure I was in a band called Shredded Heart 5 5 After walking 17km during our day’s work, everyone was shattered, so we headed back to the hotel for an early night, although I did venture out for a stroll by the river. St Petersburg was looking beautiful by night.last_img read more

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State releases records on Miers as gun owner, Texas lottery chairwoman

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, who once owned a .45-caliber revolver, is not licensed to carry a concealed handgun in Texas. State officials refused Monday to reveal whether she has ever been licensed. Miers’ brother gave her the Smith & Wesson handgun when he was worried about her living alone in Dallas. Judge Nathan Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court, a longtime friend of Miers’, has said she kept the gun for a long time. State law requires the release of information about license holders but not former license holders, said Pamela Smith, assistant general counsel for the agency. A person in Texas can own a gun without a concealed handgun license. Texas is one of 43 states that allow concealed weapons, and more than 230,000 residents are registered under the law. The Texas state archives on Monday released thousands of pages of documents related to Miers’ days as chairwoman of the Texas Lottery Commission, from 1995 to 2000, and her correspondence with then-Gov. George W. Bush. A transcript of her confirmation hearing before the state Senate in 1995 indicated that senators asked Miers only a few questions and that her nomination by Bush was generally unopposed. On the issue of licensing charitable bingo groups, Miers was asked if the Ku Klux Klan could qualify to run a bingo operation. “Well, I would certainly hope not,” she replied. The records indicated that the Anti-Defamation League presented her its jurisprudence award in 1996 for her devotion to the “principles enshrined in the Constitution.” Miers and Bush exchanged several birthday notes and general well-wishes during her lottery tenure. Bush told Miers in a birthday note in 2000, “Have a great life!” In 1997, Miers sent to Bush a late birthday card featuring a sad-looking dog and the note: “Dear Governor GWB, You are the best Governor ever-deserving of great respect!” She added, “At least for thirty days – you are not younger than me.” Bush wrote back to wish Miers a happy 52nd birthday, telling her that he appreciated her friendship and that she should “never hold back your sage advice.” He ended the note with a postscript: “No more public scatology.” Later that year, in October, Miers wrote a note to Bush saying that she hopes the Bush twins, Jenna and Barbara, recognize that their parents are “cool.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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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