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Mayberry Swim meet on today, tomorrow

first_imgAmateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Handel Lamey says it is the new administration’s vision to make the annual Mayberry Schools Swimming Championships the biggest swim meet in the region.The meet takes place today and tomorrow at the National Aquatic Centre, Independence Park.Speaking at the launch of the 18th staging of the competition at Mayberry Investments Limited on Wednesday, Lamey said the almost-two-decades-old event continues to be a corner stone in the development of young Jamaican swimmers and that it is the administration’s desire to see the event fulfil its true potential and extend further overseas.”This meet has the potential to be bigger, … and based on our vision, we want to make this meet the biggest in the region. Not only to attract schools from the Corporate Area, but islandwide, and going forward, we want to invite overseas high schools to participate as well,” he said.18-YEAR PARTNERSHIP”Mayberry has partnered with the ASAJ for 18 years and that speaks of commitment in sponsoring community development for the long-term and we appreciate it,” he added.High schools and university competitions are on for today’s opening day and prep and primary schools will compete on the final day. More than 60 schools (30 prep/primary and 33 high schools/universities) and over 600 swimmers are down to participate.Mayberry’s assistant vice-president of marketing, Anika Smith, told the gathering they are committed to swimming in Jamaica and called on other corporate entities to come on board.”Here at Mayberry, we value any role we can play in the development of our communities, especially our young people. We have recognised that sports provide a productive outlet for them. This swimming champion-ship has been the signature sponsorship for our company for the last few years. We want to grow the championship, and that’s why we invite other corporate partners to come on board and make it bigger and better,” she said.last_img read more

Legal sports betting coming soon to several US states

first_imgCharts show states with laws on the books or laws under consideration. APWASHINGTON — A decision by the Supreme Court means American sports fans will soon have many more places to place legal bets on the results of football, baseball, basketball, hockey and other games.Five states have the edge in the race to legalize sports betting because they already passed laws contingent on the Supreme Court striking down the 1992 federal ban on such gambling, which the court did on Monday. And that doesn’t include Delaware, which could move quickly to expand the limited legal gambling it has already.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Several other states are likely to follow them in the coming months or years as they seek to capitalize on the economic growth and tax revenue that legal gambling can bring. Including the four states where some form of sports gambling was already legal, 24 states have at least considered getting into business with sports book operators.Here’s a state-by-state breakdown of where things stand:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDELAWAREParlay bets on NFL games are already available in Delaware because it was one of the four states with pre-existing laws authorizing sports betting that were not affected by the federal ban. Delaware tried to legalize bets on individual games in 2009, but that ran afoul of the federal law. With the ban lifted, Delaware has the infrastructure in place through its lottery and casinos to quickly begin expanding its wagering options. State finance secretary Rick Geisenberger told The Associated Press on Monday that full-scale sports gambling could be available at Delaware’s three casinos by the end of June. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Voters in 2013 approved a constitutional amendment authorizing commercial casinos, and that amendment authorized the casinos to open sports books if the ban were lifted. However, further legislation is needed before any bets can be taken, and the legislature is considering several bills that would shape the sports gambling industry in the state. Major League Baseball, the NBA and casino interests have done intense lobbying in Albany in recent months.PENNSYLVANIADemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill last year that authorized sports books at the state’s casinos along with mobile and online sports betting. But gambling industry leaders are skeptical that sports books will flourish in Pennsylvania because of the bill’s tax provisions: a 36 percent tax on gambling revenue and a $10 million licensing fee for sports book operators.WEST VIRGINIALawmakers this year approved sports betting at the state’s five casinos and on approved mobile apps in the event of a Supreme Court decision repealing the ban. Republican Gov. Jim Justice allowed the bill to become law without his signature and later announced that he’d reached a deal for casinos to pay a fee to professional sports leagues to help them protect the integrity of their games. Casino operators, however, said the meeting with Justice ended without a deal and that casinos continue to oppose the fee. The leagues had lobbied unsuccessfully for such language to be part of the law.OTHER STATESNevada is the only state that currently allows wagers on individual games. In addition to Delaware, Montana and Oregon were already allowed to have sports betting in a limited form through their state lotteries because of laws that predated the federal ban. Montana only offers fantasy football and fantasy racing bets, and Oregon’s lottery discontinued its only sports betting product years ago. Both could now revisit those decisions.Seven states have active legislation to legalize sports betting: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Rhode Island and South Carolina. Eight others have considered legalization in recent months or years: Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Oklahoma. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Gillenwater fined P20k for ‘physically contacting’ ref Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MISSISSIPPIA bill authorizing sports betting at the state’s casinos was approved last year. Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association deputy director Michael Bruffey said Monday that the state’s 28 casinos could welcome bettors by the time football season begins. Bruffey said casinos have been in talks with state regulators about draft rules allowing sports betting, and that regulators could vote quickly.NEW JERSEYThe Garden State spent years fighting the sports betting ban in court, culminating in its victory on Monday. The legislature has twice passed laws legalizing sports betting, and operators of the Monmouth Park horse racing track said Monday they’d start taking bets within two weeks “unless someone stops us.” The track has the capability of taking bets almost immediately, but lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy would prefer to pass a bill to regulate sports betting before any sports books open. Deputy Assembly Speaker John Burzichelli said it will probably be several weeks before a revised bill is enacted.NEW YORKADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

‘Gov’t Needs to Focus on Youth Capacity Building’

first_img– Advertisement – Ms. Jackson: It is difficult for young people to believe in the famous saying that “Young people are the future leaders” when parents, government officials, guardians and others continue to brand them as troublemakers without recognizing their contributions to society.” Ms. Domaris E. M. Jackson, the winner of Messengers of Peace Youth Peace Dialogue Writing Competition for April, has called on the Government to build the capacity of young people across the country and recognize their contributions, especially to Liberia’s peace building.Ms. Jackson made the appeal yesterday at the official award ceremony at the Soltiamon Christian High School in Sinkor, when she received L$10,000, making her the third winner of the monthly competition which began in March. The Soltiamon Christian High School also provided an additional US$60 to Ms. Jackson for her impressive output in discussing peace in Liberia and for winning the competition.“In Liberia nowadays,” she said, “young people are being left out or are at the back when discussing peace and security. It is because they don’t have the (capacity) to explore and are often labeled as troublemakers and rebellious.”She stressed that government officials and some adults have failed to understand that while there are some irresponsible young people, the task of building an inclusive society requires the support of everyone, including the entire youth population.“The enormous task of creating a harmonious society is left in the hands of government officials and other adults. However, there is a need for the young people to be given the opportunity to be listened to and for their contributions to be recognized, because there are more young people that can be used as missionaries to develop this country,” Ms. Jackson said.Ms. Jackson, 20, indicated that peace and security are the inborn rights of every individual in society, adding, “Why will our government continue to label young people as troublemakers, suggesting that young people can only be used for destruction?“This country is a constitutional republic and according to article 11, every Liberian is born equally free and independent and has certain inherent rights to enjoy life, security, liberty and prosperity and others.”Ms. Jackson also said it is difficult for young people to believe in the famous saying that “Young people are the future leaders” when parents, government officials, guardians and others continue to brand them as troublemakers throughout the country, without recognizing their contributions to society.“We will not believe that young people are the future leaders until our capacities are built. And it is not because the government lacks the political will to make things happen for the young people but because they have refused to recognize the importance of young people in our society,” Ms. Jackson said.She lauded Messengers of Peace-Liberia (MOP) and the Daily Observer newspaper for birthing the opportunity to encourage young people to improve their writing skills, stating that “MOP is demonstrating its commitment to supporting peace and security in the country.”Elisabeth Harleman, head of Development Cooperation at the Swedish Embassy near Monrovia, said the potential of Liberia’s fragile peace and security rests on everyone, especially the young people.“Young people are the future leaders” when parents, government officials, guardians and others continue to brand them as troublemakers without recognizing their contributions to society.”“Each of you,” she said, “will have to contribute to strengthening the country’s democracy and political awareness and participation. Liberians have the power to create the kind of Liberia and the future you want. Peace is cardinal to building Liberia. No one is capable of giving you a better future than yourselves.”Madam Harleman urged young people to be active in the peace, security and development of the country, adding: “You must be able to find solutions in sustaining Liberia’s peace and political stability. The youth have a unique opportunity to bring Liberia back on track.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UPDATE – Pine Pass closed after bridge wash outUPDATE

first_img– Advertisement -UPDATE:  The Ministry of Transport as of Saturday night has not been able to provide a date or time for when Highway 97 will re-open in between McKenzie and Chetwynd.  When we have an upate we will post a new story. Highway 97 through the Pine Pass is closed because of a bridge wash out.The highway is closed 52 km south of the junction with Highway 29 in Chetwynd. At this time there is no detour around the area and no estimated time when the road will be updated.The Ministry of Transportation will provide an update at 8 a.m.If you are in the area and have a photo of the scene, email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comAdvertisement Photo:  The Ministry of Transportation has provided this photo of the Fisher Creek bridgelast_img

Former Liverpool star Suarez unhappy with start to Barcelona career

first_img1 Luis Suarez Luis Suarez has admitted his summer move from Liverpool to Barcelona is not all it’s cracked up to be so far.The Uruguayan left Anfield for a fee of around £75m in the close season to complete what looked like a dream switch to the Nou Camp.The former Kop hero was forced to wait for his Barca debut as he arrived in Catalonia with a ban after his bite on Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup.The 27-year-old has now played two league matches for his new club and tasted defeat in both of them, away at Real Madrid and, more recently, in a home match against Celta Vigo.“I’m happy to have made my debut in Madrid and now my home debut,” Suarez said.“But the results haven’t been what I’d hoped for. All we can do is keep our heads up and continue working hard.”last_img read more

UK TV star Lord Sugar accused of racism over World Cup tweet

first_imgAlongside the picture of the Senegal team, Sugar also posted images of sunglasses and handbags for sale on a beach.Actress Kelechi Okafor tweeted that Sugar was “constructing this joke on the premise that all black people look alike, are poor and cannot achieve social mobility.“This is why I say that racism is too deeply ingrained within the British psyche for certain people to even realise how damaging and hurtful their ‘jokes’ are.”BBC journalist Babita Sharma added: “A shocking, vile tweet that you take a screen grab of because you know it will soon be deleted.”Sugar responded: “If it so vile why have you retweeted it. You make me sick.”Sugar made his fortune as founder of electronics company Amstrad, and is estimated to be worth £1.15 billion ($1.5 billion, 1.3 billion euros).He was chairman of Premier League club Tottenham between 1991 and 2001, and has presented the British version of The Apprentice since 2005.Labour prime minister Gordon Brown made Sugar, 71, a lord in 2009, but he left the party in 2015, citing its “negative business policies”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Labour prime minister Gordon Brown made Alan Sugar, 71, a lord in 2009, but he left the party in 2015, citing its “negative business policies” © POOL/AFP / PAUL EDWARDSLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 20 – British businessman turned BBC TV star Alan Sugar came under fire Wednesday after tweeting a picture of the Senegal national football team with the caption “I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella”.The Apprentice presenter took down the post after being accused of racism, writing: “Seems it has been interpreted in the wrong way as offensive by a few people… frankly I can’t see that but I think it’s funny.”last_img read more

Euro Under-17 Championship players to watch: PL targets and Arsenal starlets

first_img Che Nunnely (Netherlands) – A stunningly fast winger for Ajax, Nunnely is able to beat his marker for fun with his pace. A neat dribbler, who can drift inside too, it’s no wonder he’s been nicknamed roadrunner. The Dutch giants picked him up from FC Utrecht and we wonder how long it will be before another club moves in to sign him. He’s already scored at the tournament but, rather than using his pace, it was with a header against Italy. 9 9 Justin Kluivert (Netherlands) – Yep, you’ve guessed it. This guy is the son of a certain man named Patrick. You may already be aware of his talents in front of goal (he was never going to be a defender, was he) thanks to YouTube clips of various stunning strikes he’s already scored. Ajax tied him down to a three-year deal in April but that won’t stop the vultures from circling. Jose Gomes (Portugal) – You may have seen this Benfica striker referred to as Ze Gomes in Football Manager 2016 but, no matter what you call him, he’s going to get goals. The forward already has three in two games this tournament but faces Belgium in Portugal’s biggest challenge yet. He scored seven times in five appears in the UEFA Youth League this season and will be a name to remember. We’ve got just over a month until the European Championship starts in France, but already international competition is underway.Over in Azerbaijan, 16 national teams have come together to take part in the Under-17 version of the tournament.England have had success here in recent years, winning in 2010 and 2014, while Spain, naturally, are eight-time winners of the competition.In previous years, Max Meyer, Mario Gotze, Cesc Fabregas and Wayne Rooney have all won the Golden Player award at the tournament, but who should you look out for this time?Click the right arrow above for players to watch at the European Under-17 Championship… Yari Otto (Germany) – Click the right arrow for more players to watch out for at the European Under-17 Championship… – This striker is already making a big impact at the tournament in Azerbaijan due to his impeccable finishing. Off the bench as a substitute against Bosnia, the Wolfsburg youngster showed his composure at to collect a lovely cross from Jan-Nicklas Beste, dump a defender on his backside, and slide the ball home. He then, thanks to an intelligent run, found himself in the right place to head home after a defensive mix up. Meanwhile, against Ukraine he curled home with precision from inside the box. 9 Donyell Malen (Netherlands) – Another Arsenal starlet at the European Championship, Mayell signed for the Gunners back in July 2015 and the centre forward remains well regarded. Blessed with pace and strength, he’s a handful even for the most gifted modern defenders. He’s already trained with Arsene Wenger’s first-team squad and we may see him in their pre-season friendlies this summer. 9 Fran Villalba (Spain) – A diminutive midfielder, the 17-year-old (due to turn 18 during the tournament) has already made his La Liga debut for Valencia. Gary Neville gave the player an appearance off the bench in a clash with Villarreal, while also giving him game-time in a Copa del Rey clash with third tier side Barakaldo. Likened to David Silva thanks to his passing and movement. Liverpool reportedly tried to lure him to Anfield in 2014 but the club kept him thanks to a four-year contract with a buy-out clause reportedly €20m. 9 9 9 9 Reiss Nelson (England) – A highly-rated winger at Arsenal, the youngster has reportedly impressed many onlookers this season. Performances for the Gunners’ Under-21s, including one goal and two assists against Brighton in a 4-1 win, have been promising and his versatility adds to his burgeoning reputation. 9 Tahith Chong (Netherlands) – Feyenoord’s afro-sporting wonderkid is reportedly on the cusp of sealing a move to Manchester United this summer. The lanky left-sided forward is quick, skilful, and cool under pressure. His technique belies his wispy frame but he could do with working on his finishing. His huge afro makes him easy to pick out on the pitch. Andre Dozzell (England) – The son of ex-Tottenham midfielder Jason has been a regular for English youth sides across recent seasons. This season he finally got a chance at Ipswich Town, and managed to score on his debut on his debut from the bench against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship. He’s been watched by Premier League clubs and, despite concerns over his size, looks a real talent.last_img read more

JUDGE RECOMMENDS REFUSAL OF €8K TO CHILD WHO CANNOT PASS PLACE OF ACCIDENT

first_imgA four year old child who cannot be driven by the place in which she was involved in an accident has been offered €8,000 of a settlement.The child, who was two years old at the time, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court as part of a personal injury claim.The accident happened in Co Donegal when the child was a restrained back seat passenger in a car in August 2013 when it was struck by another vehicle. In the aftermath of the accident, the court was told the child suffered a cut lip and was very anxious and was crying.The child’s parents also had to drive a different route to their montessori school as the child became very anxious going past the scene of the accident.Judge John O’Hagan said he agreed that the offer of approximately €8,000 was not enough and said he was recommending something in the order of €10,000 of the child and said he was not approving of the offer.JUDGE RECOMMENDS REFUSAL OF €8K TO CHILD WHO CANNOT PASS PLACE OF ACCIDENT was last modified: April 29th, 2016 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:awardcrashdonegalJUDGElast_img read more

Man City Supporters Club meets for AGM

first_imgThe AGM of the Manchester City Supporters Club Donegal Branch will be held in Bonners, Ballybofey at 8.00pm on Tuesday 26th July.All new members welcome.Man City Supporters Club meets for AGM was last modified: July 21st, 2016 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:donegalMan City Suporters Clublast_img

THE LATE HUGH GREEN TO BE HONOURED IN NEW ZEALAND

first_imgONE of Donegal’s greatest is set to be honoured in New Zealand.The late Hugh Green will be given a posthumous Hall of Fame award by the business community in his adopted homeland.Hugh, from Raphoe, passed away last year. His son John and daughter Frances have spoken about his love for life, doing deals – and his native county.Frances says he never learnt to use a computer, calling it “the magic box”. “He couldn’t really read and write that well, and he certainly couldn’t spell.”He was hard on his children, but “you saw a different side of him when he went to Ireland”, Frances says.He had married Aucklander Moira Buckley in 1955 but was achingly homesick for years, only settling when he could afford to make regular trips back, she says in an interview. A gala dinner is to be held in Auckland in July.You can watch a video interview with Frances and John on this link here:http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/better-business/8702415/Irishman-a-master-deal-maker  THE LATE HUGH GREEN TO BE HONOURED IN NEW ZEALAND was last modified: May 22nd, 2013 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:THE LATE HUGH GREEN TO BE HONOURED IN NEW ZEALANDlast_img read more