He might have been a youngster looking on when the ‘Dark Blues’ last won the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys’ Championships in 2011.Now that Obrien Wasome is Jamaica College (JC) team captain, the Class One star jumper is warning favourites Calabar High School and runner-up Kingston College (KC) that his team will reign supreme at the March 15-19 championship.The Old Hope Road institution had consecutive third-place finishes in 2014 and last year, where they accumulated 200 points, mainly from a very strong jumps and field events team.This year, the captain, who is hoping to lead from the front, says the team is more balanced with sprinting prowess and coming to win.”We last won Champs in 2011, and that is a big gap. As captain, what I am looking to do is just put inspiration into our team,” said Wasome.”We have a very good team, so we are just going all out for a Champs win, with determination and hard work. We will deliver on the track,” he told The Gleaner last Saturday following successful performances at the Gibson-McCook Relays inside the National Stadium.Wasome’s JC confidently captured the Class One Boys’ 4x100m in 40.01 ahead of St Jago, 40.44 and Cornwall College, 40.57.”We can’t be seen as underdogs. We have an all-round team and we will be coming to take the title. We will lead from the start and no one is going to catch us; no catching JC,” he warned.Wasome ran a superb starting leg to power JC to a sensational win, as their main challengers at the event, as well as next month’s championships, Calabar High and KC, fell, giving JC an even more comfortable win.”In the heats, I wasn’t satisfied with the start, but in the final, I got it and we got it right. It’s a good feeling knowing it’s my last Gibson Relays competing for Jamaica College and walking away with a gold and a silver. I am very happy for that,” he explained.Wasome also picked up silver in the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.21 metres behind Damar White, 7.37m, of the University of Technology. Laurel Gordon of G.C. Foster College was third at 7.17 metres.
The Supreme Court halted last Friday’s scheduled oral argument of its “stay order” after the lawyers representing two political parties asked the court to postpone the hearing.Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor granted the appeal less than an hour following Cllr. Laveli Supuwood’s request to do so.Cllr. Supuwood is a senatorial aspirant for Montserrado County and a lawyer for the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) and the National Democratic Coalition (NDC).The parties together with the Concerned Group of Eminent Citizens and Civil Society Groups filed the lawsuit against the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), following which the stay order was issued.They are contending against NEC and MOJ’s handling of the spread and transmission of the Ebola virus in the wake of the scheduled election, which they claimed raises serious constitutional issues.In his decision, Chief Justice Korkpor clarified that even though the parties had been notified by the full bench to file their brief earlier, before the case was scheduled for hearing, “for [the sake of] transparent justice not for the lawyer but for the clients, we are granting the request to postpone the argument.”But the Chief Justice warned, “We will not accept any more delay tactics from any lawyers in this matter.” He further instructed, “You are given up to Saturday, December 6, to file your brief.”Chief Justice Korkpor also rejected several contentions raised by NEC and MOJ’s lawyers concerning the failure of Cllr. Supuwood to file his brief at the time specified by the Justice in Chambers, Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks.Justice Banks, who initially heard the case and placed a stay order on all election activities, gave the parties four days to file their respective briefs, as of November 28.Justice Banks also rejected the contention that since the Cllr. Supuwood had failed to file his brief before last Friday’s hearing, he should be held in contempt of court and made to pay a fine.NEC and MOJ lawyers further argued that Cllr. Supuwood’s action was deliberate and intended to delay the process, but their request was again ignored. The Chief Justice, however, rescheduled the hearing to today, Monday, December 8.However, legal experts explained to the Daily Observer that a party filing the appeal – known as the petitioner or appellant – who is attempting to convince the highest court to halt the NEC’s decision, is responsible for submitting its brief first.But that did not happen in the case with Cllr. Supuwood. Instead, when he appeared before the Full Bench, last Friday, he pleaded with them to postpone the matter.“I received the opposing party’s briefs on Thursday, December 4, a day before the hearing of the matter, and it raised very serious constitutional issues; so I need enough time to adequately prepare myself to defend the interest of my clients,” Cllr. Supuwood told the High Court.A brief is a legal document that explains why the reviewing court should affirm or reverse the lower court’s judgment based on legal precedent and citation to the controlling cases of statutory law.The legal expert further said that “if a party fails to file an appellant’s opening brief or a respondent’s brief, the reviewing court clerk must promptly notify the party.“Supuwood’s argument is that he only received the other party’s brief on Thursday, a day before the holding of the oral arguments.It is based on the filing of the brief that the High Court should have issued the notice for the hearing.“What the lawyers need to understand is that the election is very crucial to the nation and is time-bound. Therefore, nobody should accept any delay tactic that would send us back to the dark days out of which our country has come,” said the legal expert.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Amid cries from medical professionals attached to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre about drug and staff shortages at the medical facility, the Public Health Ministry has outrightly refuted this accusation.Director of Regional and Clinical Services, Dr Kay Shako denied that there is a drug shortage while noting that supplies are to be replenished in the near future.“There is no critical drug shortage. Presently there are six medications: calamine lotion, unsterile gloves, sterile gloves, salbutamol inhaler, beclomethasone inhaler and insulin syringe which are soon to be replenished”, Dr Shako said in a missive to the media.She also debunked the employees’ plights of staff shortage claiming “Managers of the health facility are provided with the scope and supportive supervision needed to improve health service quality and efficiency, through innovation and the reinforcement of protocols for the equitable dispensation of governance and administration at the Centre.”However, the optimum human resources to function effectively was not mentioned, but rather the services that are offered.“Our staff complement receives Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support training annually, especially staff in direct provision of emergency care and services. Ninety-five per cent of nurses and doctors have been trained in BLS.”“The Centre offers electrocardiogram (ECG) in both the Emergency and Outpatient departments, with an average of 20 ECGs are done daily in both departments with a monthly average of over 1000 patients receiving this service”, the Director added.This release was issued days after nurses at the facility reached out to Guyana Times complaining that all of the operations of the hospital are being done by only a few of them, who are left to multitask and are forced to work long hours beyond their shifts in order to get the work completed.One of the nurses, who wished to remain anonymous due to fear of victimisation, told this publication that a majority of the staff of the hospital have been migrating to England through agencies soliciting medical personnel for overseas jobs while others have sought transfers to escape the “stressful” environment at the Diamond hospital.“A lot of the nurses gone away to work in England and others are seeking time off to study at University, and others are taking transfers because they can’t continue to work at Diamond. This place is like a slave camp with no proper facilities to carry out the job. It’s just a few of us doing all the work. It’s like one person doing four persons’ job. We don’t even have basic medication to give to patients. It’s a very ridiculous situation here,” the nurse stressed.Further, the nurses added that machines and other vital equipment have been out of order for an extended period of time despite several reports to the administration about seeking repairs.This came on the heels of Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence, recently boasting of her Government’s commitment to improving access to primary healthcare to all of Guyana. The Minister’s statement comes at a time when the healthcare system is experiencing the longest and most widespread shortage of drugs in recent history.Furthermore, the credibility of the public hospitals is under much fire owing to the alarming number of reported deaths of children and newborns.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With recent vandalism at the city’s Toboggan Hill and Spray park the disappointing truth is that resources get redirected from important things.After the new washrooms at Toboggan Hill were defaced and the leisure chairs at the Spray Park were broken, Ryan Harvey, Communications Coordinator for the City of Fort St. John said, “unfortunately it happens, we deal with it as it happens obviously hoping people respect the good we have in the community.”- Advertisement -Harvey goes to share, we are lucky to have these things in the city yet the damage to them takes away from other resources. “We are reviewing what can be done about this in the future,” said Harvey.There is hope by sharing these incidents this will create dialogue and discussion in homes about civic pride and protecting the good amenities residents of Fort St. John have access to.
Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 revealed LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade gameday cracker tense BEST OF Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho visited Belgium during the international break to gain an understanding into Romelu Lukaku’s poor form.The Belgian striker has not scored in 10 games for United, but has netted five times in his last four appearances for his country. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane latest scrap Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Romelu Lukaku is experiencing his longest goal-drought in a Manchester United shirt Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Lukaku, 25, was dropped in a 2-1 win over Everton last month before missing two games with a hamstring injury.He spent the international break in Manchester working on his rehabilitation while Belgium finished second in their Nations League group.Speaking about his trip to Brussels, Mourinho said: “I went, fundamentally, to be with Lukaku, to feel him, to see his situation, his injury. “[Belgium manager] Roberto [Martinez] invited me to meet him, which I decided not to because I don’t like to disturb people before matches.“But I was with Roberto on the phone trying to feel, trying to understand the problem and evolution of the problem.” RANKED The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ SORRY LATEST PAYBACK Jose Mourinho is concerned by Romelu Lukaku’s Manchester United form 2
A drug dealer who was caught dealing heroin on the streets of Letterkenny has said the use of the drug is on the increase locally every week.Bernard Alcorn, 29, of 110 Meadowbank Park, Letterkenny was caught by the Garda drugs squad with three deals of heroin and €260 in cash at Gortlee, Letterkenny.It is the latest incident in a series of drugs-related charges Alcorn has faced over the past number of years. Letterkenny Circuit Court was told the 29 year old was followed by Gardai from the Glencar area to the bus station on the afternoon of March 10th, 2010.Once there he was seen with two other men – both known drug-users.He was approached by Det Garda Paul Harte and admitted he had drugs on him.Garda Harte told the court that the drugs had a street value of €370.The court heard that Alcorn, a separated father of one, had been using drugs for many years and had 36 convictions for various offences.He told Gardai that the incidence of heroin in Letterkenny was on the rise each week but he did not know how many people were using the drug.Barrister for the accused, Damian Crawford, said it was not a case that his client had been shipping in a boat-load of drugs under darkness.‘He is a pathetic heroin user who was picked up by the local drug unit,” he saidAlcorn has pleaded guilty to the two charges under Sec 3 and Sec 15 of the misuse or Drugs Act.Judge John O’Hagan said this was a tragic case as was every case of an addict but said people had a choice.“This is very tragic and he has a wonderful family here to support him. Not always families come in.“These are serious offences. Any drug is a cancer in our society and it if you could only see the devastation it causes and the state to which people are reduced who take it. They become absolute gombeens, The affects are massive. It is very destructive indeed. Those who are addicts are trapped.“He (Alcorn) is a pathetic addict but is an intelligent young man. Is capable of making decisions. There is always a choice. There is an answer and it’s no – not to take it,” he said.Judge O’Hagan sentenced Alcorn to two years in prison on the Section 15 charge and gave him credit for the time he has served in custody.HEROIN ON INCREASE ON WEEKLY BASIS SAYS DRUG DEALER was last modified: February 2nd, 2012 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:BERNARD ALCORNdrugsHEROINletterkenny
Marshall Jones ran for three touchdowns, and highly regarded quarterback Jimmy Clausen completed 9 of 16 passes for 152 yards and one touchdown – a 41-yard completion to Sean Wiser – while playing only the first half. Four of his passes were dropped. Oaks Christian romped to a 47-0 halftime lead and played reserves throughout the second half. It took Oaks Christian of Westlake Village no time to make a big statement to start its 2005 campaign. Marc Tyler returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown Friday night, and Duke Lemmens returned a blocked punt for another score about a minute later, starting the Lions – the Daily News’ top-ranked Small School – on a 57-0 rout of visiting Muir of Pasadena (1-1). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Tyler rushed for 125 yards on 11 carries and scored on a 25-yard run, and Casey Matthews, son of former NFL linebacker Clay Matthews, returned an interception 61 yards for a touchdown. – Matt Marini Vasquez 23, Montclair Prep 18: Travis McKeelvey ran for 91 yards and a touchdown as Vasquez of Action opened with a victory over Montclair Prep of Panorama City. McKeelvey scored on a 59-yard run in the fourth quarter to give Vasquez the lead, and Montclair Prep fumbled away the ensuing kickoff. Joe Perez then hit Casey Schlock on a 19-yard touchdown pass as the Mustangs pulled away. Freshman Nick Bruce ran for 117 yards and one touchdown for Montclair Prep. – Ric Rivas La Canada 45, Pomona 21: David Hopkins scored three touchdowns and kicked a 43-yard field goal to lead host La Canada. Lavelle Peterson rushed for 119 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns, on runs of 52 and 22 yards, for La Canada. He also intercepted a pass. – Shaun Clingan Fillmore 36, L.A. Baptist 12: Nathan Largen rushed for 140 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns on 20 carries to lead host Fillmore. L.A. Baptist of North Hills scored on a 30-yard pass from Tyler Robertson to Jake Kozonis and 47- and 28-yard field goals by Taylor Watson. – Mike Johnson 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Azusa Pacific University’s football team is off to an 0-2 start, which means it is already in a position where it can’t lose any more games if it expects to make the NAIA playoffs. However, something else took place recently that put athletics in perspective. Senior Gabe Higerd, a three-year starter on defense, suffered a severely broken leg after falling some 25 feet while rock climbing in San Diego on Labor Day. He is lost for the season. Shinnick said Higerd was hopeful of being deployed to Iraq after his December graduation. The injury will likely prevent that from happening. – The Cougars play host to Willamette (Ore.) at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Bearcats are also 0-2. They lost on the road, 35-0, to Western Oregon and then followed with a 45-24 setback at home to Mary Hardin Baylor. A loss Saturday and APU’s season will be over as far as the playoffs are concerned. It would be virtually impossible for an independent to make the playoff field with three losses. – University of La Verne’s football team will be back in action Saturday after a bye last week that followed the Leopards’ 20-17 victory over Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in a season opener. La Verne will travel to Spokane, Wash., for a 12:30 p.m. game against Whitworth College. The Leopards won’t have it easy. Whitworth opened its season last Saturday with a 35-21 victory over University of Redlands, perennial SCIAC contender. – The La Verne women’s soccer team on Sunday won the Transylvania Soccer Showcase Tournament with a 2-1 victory over the host Transylvania Pioneers in Lexington, Ky. The Leopards (2-0-1) got goals from Katie Ford and Chelsea Riggins. Tori Cannon scored for Transylvania (3-1-1). — Robert Morales can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2213, or by e-mail at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Higerd, who had a rod inserted into the leg during subsequent surgery, was rappelling with his father and two brothers. He was attempting to set a third anchor when the other two anchors came loose and he fell onto the rocks below, shattering the femur bone in his left leg. According to Cougars coach Pete Shinnick, Higerd’s ROTC Army training the past three summers helped save his life. His back apparently took the brunt of the force when he hit the rocks. “With all of his Army training, Gabe is really accomplished at rappelling,” Shinnick said. “As he was falling, he recalled his training, which says to relax the body. As a result, his head and neck were spared serious injury. “He’s really fortunate to be alive.” Gary Pine, sports information director and assistant athletic director at APU, said Tuesday that Higerd was back at school but was having a difficult time getting around campus. Higerd could not be reached for comment. He has attended the Army’s jump school in Georgia and Army Mountain Warfare School in Vermont. Higerd, a strong safety out of Mammoth Lakes, had 107 tackles and two interceptions in his 33-game career.
His first batter, Scott Podsednik, bounced back to the mound, where Washburn made a nice stab, then threw over the head of Erstad at first. “The worst pitch I threw all night,” Washburn said. A sacrifice bunt and a Paul Konerko single later, Chicago led 1-0. It remained that way until Robb Quinlan hit a solo homer off left-hander Mark Buehrle in the fifth. It was still 1-1 entering the bottom of the ninth. The Angels received wonderful relief pitching to match the effort by Buehrle. The game was headed into extra innings, and then it wasn’t. Then the storm hit, and it never would calm down. Kelvim Escobar thought he had struck out A.J. Pierzynski swinging for the final out of the inning. So did just about everyone else. “I was very happy,” Escobar said. “I thought I punched him out.” Eddings clearly pointed to the swing and then punched a fist in the air, the typical umpire’s sign for an out. The pitch, however, was very low. Paul — who had entered the game in the eighth after starting catcher Jose Molina was pinch run for — gloved it and tossed the ball back to the mound. “I caught it,” Paul said. “I was on the way back to the dugout.” All four infielders started in. Pierzynski made a motion back to the White Sox dugout, but then started running to first. “All of a sudden I see A.J. running and I’m confused,” White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. “I don’t know what’s going on.” Pierzynski, a catcher, had not been tagged by Paul so he figured he had nothing to lose. “I was going back to the dugout and realized he didn’t tag me so I thought, ‘OK, I’ll run,”‘ Pierzynski said. Eddings did nothing. Pierzynski reached first and ultimately, confusingly, he was called safe. Eddings ruled Paul had trapped the ball, that it had bounced off the dirt. In such a case, the catcher has to tag the runner, or if the ball actually gets away from him, throw him out at first. Paul said Eddings never indicated he thought the ball hit the dirt. “Normally in that situation the umpire yells, ‘No catch, no catch, no catch,”‘ Paul said. “I didn’t hear anything. That’s why I was headed to the dugout.” In truth, just to be safe, Paul should have tagged Pierzynski. If he had, there would be no controversy. When Pierzynski was ruled safe, manager Mike Scioscia exploded from the dugout in disbelief. Eddings clearly rang Pierzynski up and Scioscia was dumbfounded he could now be ruled safe at first. “It was a swing, our catcher caught it, Doug Eddings called him out,” Scioscia said. Like it was so simple. Turns out, it was anything but. Eddings said that throwing a punch in the air didn’t actually mean he was out. “That’s my strike three mechanic when it’s a swinging strike,” Eddings said. If so, then what on Earth is his out mechanic? “What’s he have to do, bring both hands up?” Scioscia asked. Scioscia argued for several minutes to no avail. He argued with crew chief Jerry Crawford, with Eddings, with every umpire within reach. All to no avail. Remarkably, after seeing the replay, Eddings said he made the right call because the ball changed direction. Naturally, it cost them the game. Pablo Ozuna pinch ran, stole second, and scored on Joe Crede’s double. “I’m frustrated because we didn’t play well,”Scioscia said. “We didn’t play at a high enough level to absorb the bad breaks that come with a game. “It’s not the play that beat us, it’s the way we played.” For Scioscia, it was the right call. Somebody had to make one. — Steve Dilbeck can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “People who say they’ve seen it all, they haven’t seen it all,” Angels first baseman Darin Erstad said. No, it turns out baseball has still more to offer. More incredulous plays and justifications. CHICAGO — And that’s the way the ball bounces, or doesn’t. That was one for the archives, for stranger than fiction. As bizarre and controversial an ending to a postseason game as you’ll find. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Wednesday’s game turned on the strangest of calls, leaving the Angels livid, frustrated, and OK, bewildered. It also left them 2-1 losers Wednesday, tied up at a game apiece with the White Sox in the American League Championship Series and not liking it one bit. There was plenty of blame to be passed around afterward, beginning with home plate umpire Doug Eddings who blew the play, the call and the explanation. The Angels were not without fault themselves, beginning with Josh Paul who failed to make the most routine of fail-safe plays for a catcher, and almost everyone who reached for a bat. There was also weakened left-hander Jarrod Washburn, who battled back from strep throat to pitch 4 2/3 gutsy innings but opened with an error that would haunt the Angels.
DONEGAL Gardaí have launched a crackdown on tax-dodging motorists.Officers are running a series of checkpoints in the county over the next few days, checking cars for tax, insurance and NCT certificates.There were lengthy tailbacks in Burt yesterday evening during the latest operation. Several motorists were questioned for failing to have their vehicles taxed.There were also a number of motorists who didn’t have NCT certificates or insurance.It’s understood the checkpoints will be a feature on several roads in the county over the coming days.Customs officers are also checking UK vehicles which haven’t registered or paid for VRT. DONEGAL GARDAÍ LAUNCH CRACKDOWN ON TAX-DODGING MOTORISTS was last modified: November 4th, 2013 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:checksGarda checkpointNCTtaxVRT