Kipketer hails ‘amazing’ Champs

first_imgFormer 800 metres world record holder Wilson Kipketer, here in Jamaica for the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships as a guest of his and the event’s sponsor Puma, was left amazed by the experience, as he welcomes the chance to work with Jamaican youngsters. The three-time World Champion, who is also visiting Jamaica for the first time since a stop in 2010 at the Gibson Relays, said while the times registered at Champs in his pet event could have been better by international standards, he understands the nature of the championships has a great effect. “It’s really impressive, the performances and atmosphere here is really amazing,” said the Kenyan-born former Danish athlete in reference to his impressions of his first Champs experience. “This is not something you see anywhere else in the world and in my opinion, there should be a World Juniors or something here every year here in Jamaica. “I was here for the 800m and 400m and I think there is a lot of potential. It’s all about the right training and technique and with that I think the youngsters here can develop and run very well,” Kipketer said. “They can run faster times here at but of course a big focus here at these championships is to win points. “It’s going to be difficult because a lot of the athletes are doing three events and so  they are tired and are going for points but the potential and really raw talent is there that can be developed,” he added.last_img read more

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Farmers Union Contributes to Fight against Ebola

first_imgThe National Farmers Union Network of Liberia yesterday donated several farming products to the National Task Force on Ebola to help support government in the fight against the deadly virus.The items, donated to the General Services Agency (GSA),  included  18 bags of 25Kg rice, 17 bags of potato and over 275 bottles of red oil.Speaking at the donation ceremony held at the GSA  premises, the program officer of the Farmers Union Network of Liberia, Mr. John Alphanso D. Perkins, said the virus has greatly affected the country’s economy and livelihood, and  has continued to take away the lives of those they consider as partners in progress.According to him, since indeed the farmers union is considered as one of the highest producers of food in the country, the union recognizes the importance of joining the fight; indicating that the donation is timely.  Because of such donations from many quarters around the country, many are surviving the epidemic.He explained that the donation was the first of its kind by the Farmers Union Network of Liberia since the outbreak of the epidemic.Receiving the items from the union on behalf of the National Task Force, GSA  Director General, Madam Mary T. Broh, expressed appreciation for the Union’s  effort in supporting the fight against the deadly virus.She stressed the need for farmers to produce and provide more food for those she considered mostly in need as this time.She promised that the donation will be turned over to the head of the National Task Force, making sure that it is used for the intended purpose.The former Monrovia City Mayor, now Director General of the GSA, who was seen in a very joyful mood, said the name of the union is going to be locked down in the database of the National Task Force record.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Woman jailed for cocaine trafficking

first_imgWinston Carto, also known as “Chief Mike”Jailed: Sandra Angela Profitt…fined $9.1MA remorseful woman was on Thursday jailed for four years and fined $9.1 million on a charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Sandra Angela Profitt of Lot 9 John Fernandes Drive, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Russell Liverpool at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Courts. She admitted to the Magistrate that on April 29, 2019, at the Eugene F Correia International Airport, Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD), while an outgoing passenger of a Liat flight, she had in her possession 3.378 kilograms of cocaine strapped to her thighs.The case brought by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) stated that Profitt was seated in the departure lounge when she was intercepted by ranks, who conducted a search of her person and found the cocaine strapped to her legs. The cocaine was in six parcels of which three were strapped to each thigh.CANU Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford told the court that the woman has been cooperating with the ranks during the investigation.In court on Thursday, Profitt in plea of mitigation told the court that her son was recently involved in a car accident. The woman claimed the car was damaged beyond repair and the owner of the car demanded her son replaced the vehicle. “As a mother, I couldn’t sit and watch my son go through that, so I decided to do this,” the crying woman told the court.CANU recently issued a wanted bulletin for Winston Carto, also known as “Chief Mike” of Lot 193 Greenheart Street, South Ruimveldt Gardens, Georgetown. Carto is wanted for supplying Profitt with the cocaine to traffic.Only on Saturday last, a man was nabbed with in excess of 80 cocaine pellets while inside an ECD hotel. The pellets weighed 900 grams.According to a source, the pellets were intended to be swallowed by another person, who would then board an international flight that was leaving Guyana later in the day.Guyana Times understands that after the man was nabbed, he led investigators to the ECD residence of another male. Ranks then swooped down on the house and a search revealed an unlicensed firearm along with ammunition. As a result, two other persons were also taken into custody as Police launched a search for another suspect.The man, who is yet to be arrested by the Police, is believed to be the mastermind behind the cocaine pellets that were intended to be smuggled.last_img read more

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UK, Russian police team up to avoid World Cup trouble

first_imgThe fans “are keen on participating in disorder in Manchester,” Inspector Lee Cooklynn told a pre-game briefing at police headquarters five miles from the stadium in northwest England.Police held the group of around 60 in a car park and escorted them back onto a train before any trouble flared.The match was attended by around 75,000 people, including 1,270 CSKA fans and a delegation of Russian security officials, who visited police headquarters prior to the match.It marked the latest dialogue between the two countries’ police as Russia prepares to host the 2018 World Cup.After decades of dealing with England’s infamous, but much-reduced, football hooligan culture, British commanders have strategies and tactics to share.Russia is grappling with its own hooligan problem and fears violence could overshadow the tournament next summer.Fighting between well-prepared Russian fans and English supporters marred their Euro 2016 game in Marseille, France, and both sides are eager to avoid a repeat next summer.Police officers with a dog ride in a FIFA 2018 World Cup themed metro train in Moscow © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVBritain and Russia may have tense political relations, but — in football policing at least — they are cooperating.“It’s an opportunity to build relationships and a rapport, explain to them how England fans are normally treated (and) how we would work the policing,” Assistant Chief Constable Mark Roberts, Britain’s most senior officer in charge of football, told AFP in Manchester.“Clearly after what happened in Marseille and some of the other… issues that associate themselves with football in Russia, there is a potential issue.”– ‘Style and philosophy’ –Although football-related violence still occurs in Britain, it has been largely eradicated from stadiums.A combination of intelligence, stewarding, CCTV and laws allowing authorities to ban problem fans from travelling to games has helped, according to Chief Superintendent John O’Hare, who is in charge of football policing in Manchester.Police detain an England fan (C) following clashes between fans and police in Marseille, southern France, ahead of the Euro 2016 match between England and Russia © AFP/File / LEON NEAL“What we try and show them is a different policing style and philosophy,” he said after hosting the Russian delegation.“We’ve very much progressed from treating football fans as criminals, and treating them like animals sometimes, to understanding that the vast majority are thoroughly decent individuals.”The fact-finding missions have gone in both directions.British police travelled to Moscow earlier this year, when English teams played there without off-field incident.Roberts said officers will return during the World Cup, to a coordination centre and the cities of Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod and Kaliningrad, where England will play.Junior Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Titov earlier this month to discuss security.The British embassy in Moscow has also toured all 11 of the host cities to see safety and security preparations.Meanwhile Britain’s Foreign Office has launched a “be on the ball” campaign for up to 20,000 English fans expected, with tips and checks to “help avoid preventable problems”.Roberts hopes they will be “aware that you’re in a different culture”, minimising notoriously heavy drinking and rowdiness, and that Russian authorities mirror British police’s more hands-off approach.“But you’ve got to accept it is Russia, it is their policing style… and you need to cater your behaviour towards that,” he added.– ‘On people’s minds’ –Andy Mitten, editor of Manchester United’s fanzine, has watched British football policing improve over the decades, and is heartened Russian officials are taking note.“It’s very sophisticated and very successful now, and I think other police forces can learn from the British,” he said.Mitten, who has followed United to Russia on numerous occasions, believes fears of violence next summer are “overplayed”, citing a recent crackdown on hooligans by Russian President Vladimir Putin.“They know that if there are incidents of hooliganism, it will be reported and it will put such a black mark on the image of Russia,” he said.But with memories of Marseille and British tabloids warning of Russia’s “bloodthirsty hooligans”, some supporters are wary.“It’s definitely on people’s minds,” said Danny Kay, 27, from Bolton.“(Russian police) have got a pretty bad rep over here… I don’t think anyone would really have any confidence in them.”Russian fans in Manchester sounded more reassuring.“It’s safe — people are really friendly and I think everything will be fine,” said Angelika Chelysheva, a 27-year-old Moscovite.The match in Manchester — categorised as “medium-risk” for disorder –- passed off peacefully, with police making just two related arrests, for drunken behaviour.“It’s all in the planning really — that’s the key to the success of these operations,” said Chief Inspector Andy Sutcliffe, surveying Old Trafford’s busy, but peaceful, forecourt.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000After decades of dealing with England’s infamous, but much-reduced, football hooligan culture, British police have strategies and tactics to share © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 17 – Ahead of a sell-out European football match, Manchester police tracked fans’ movements via CCTV and Russian security officials joined them in the control room to learn more about tactics.Officers, tipped off about a group of potentially disruptive supporters in the hours before last week’s Champions League clash between Manchester United and CSKA Moscow, moved swiftly to intercept them.last_img read more

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Stars coaches impressed at School Games

first_img“For us, this is what we want to do. Look at how we can build a team for the future and coming here was very important to us. We have seen a lot of talent which when nurtured will be important for the coming days,” Bouriquet told Capital Sports.Under-20 head coach Stanley Okumbi says he has already picked out a list of almost 15 players who he says will be called in to train with the junior teams as they look to mould tem further from raw talent to future stars.Kakamega High School’s Joshua Otieno controls the ball under pressure from St Antony Boys’ Silas ‘Kante’ Ogana during their National Secondary School Games match at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“There are so many talented players down here. I have seen many good young players from the Under-16 Copa Cocacola tournament to the Under 19s and this is very impressive. We will select a group and invite them to train because this will be a good start for them,” Okumbi added.With the Under-20 team dumped out of qualification for the Under-20 African Cup of Nations, focus is currently on the Under-17 team which will play it’s African Youth Championship qualifiers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania next month.The team is already in camp, but Okumbi says it might not be possible to bring in new inclusions from the school games immediately as it is too soon with the names already registered for the tournament.Action between Kakamega High School and St Antony Boys’ during their National Secondary School Games match at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNonetheless, with upcoming youth tournaments next year, the tactician believes that sowing the seed early from the talent seen in Eldoret will be a step to ensuring Kenya becomes a force to reckon with in youth football.The Harambee Stars coaches have a long term plan of seeing the team qualify for the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022 and the preceding year qualifying for the African Cup of Nations. Also to be given a shot is the qualification for the 2020 Olympics.“It is these young players who will be important for that journey because then they will be between 20-23. If we start training them early enough, that will be a good thing for us,” Bouriquet noted.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars assistant coach Nicolas Bouriquet on the sidelines during the Copa Cocacola National Secondary School Games match between Rift Valley’s St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale and Coast’s Kinondo at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 25, 2018.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 26- Harambee Stars assistant coach Nicolas Bouriquet and Under-20 tacticians Stanley Okumbi and Hezbon Nyabinge have been impressed by the array of talent on display at the Kenya National Secondary School Games currently ongoing in Eldoret.The three coaches arrived in the Rift Valley town, mostly known for its athletics talent, on Wednesday morning, the second day of the school games.last_img read more

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HUGE CUT-PRICE PROPERTY AUCTION IN DONEGAL TODAY

first_imgA sale of more than 40 properties across Donegal will go under the hammer today.The auction of sites, houses, pubs and shop units is being handled by the Easy Let estate agency.The properties range from a holiday home in Greencastle with a reserve price of €25,000 to a 13 acre site in Culdaff with five properties on it for a reserve of €290,000. Other sites include a commercial property in Culdaff and a range of houses in various locations including Letterkenny, Trentagh and Ballindrait.A large turn-out for the various lots is expected at the auction at the Mount Errigal Hotel which starts at 2pm.EndsHUGE CUT-PRICE PROPERTY AUCTION IN DONEGAL TODAY was last modified: July 28th, 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) Tags:Easy-Letfor auctionpropertieslast_img read more

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GARDAI BELIEVE MISSING TEENAGER MAY BE IN DONEGAL

first_imgGardai believe a 16 year old missing teenager could be in Donegal. Noel Cawley, from Mallow in Cork, was last seen in Mallow on the afternoon of the September 17th.He is described as being 5’8’’, tall of slim build, blue eyes and with light brown hair which may be shaved. A garda spokesperson said: “Noel may be in the Donegal / Derry area and he may be using the pseudonym Alex Crumlish”.Anyone who can assist in locating Noel is asked to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022-31450, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.GARDAI BELIEVE MISSING TEENAGER MAY BE IN DONEGAL was last modified: November 1st, 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:missingNOEL CRAWLEYlast_img read more

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Golf news: Ballyliffin’s Noleen Gorden wins women’s Festival Cup

first_imgBallyliffin Golf Club Results by Phelim DavenportIt was a busy week of golf in Ballyliffin in all kinds of weather conditions.It’s congratulations to the English team on winning the Home Internationals in a keenly contested competition on the Glashedy course. Noleen Gorden rolled back the years and won the womens Festival Cup with a score of 37pts pushing our Lady Captain into 2nd place with 36pts. A search party found Breige Doherty and she took 3rd with35pts. The Gross went to Susan Corcoran with 20 gross pts. Mary Mc Goldrick took the visitors prize.The Old course was the setting for the Clonmany Festival Cup on Wednesday and Thursday. Two completely different days weather wise with Thursday being the best day. Winning the Festival Cup for men was Sean Mc Killop[17] with a score of 41pts. In 2nd place was Sean Dowd[20] with 39pts. Eugene Brophy[12] claimed 3rd spot with 38pts. Ollie Flyght[8] left Linda at the festival and got 4th place also with 38pts. Brendan Devlin doesn’t do festival hangovers so he claimed the Gross with 34gross pts. The visitors prize went to 6 handicapper Dom Fitzpatrick with 36pts.The Carn F. C. Classic was won by four former players John Gibbons, Brian Gibbons, Oliver Mc Connellogue and Gerard Crossan with a score of 97pts. You wouldn’t want any of those 4 tackling you coming up the 18th. The Sunday morning fourball of Declan Mc Carron, Cornelious Collins, Liam Collins and Liam Grant took 2nd with 95pts. Come to think of it those 4 left a few sore shins in their time too.In 3rd spot was a visiting of Robert Bell, Patsy O Donnell, Eddie Mc Hugh andJamie Keenan also with 95ptsThe Sunday Confined was played in terrible conditions. You won’t see a winning score of 24pts too often in Ballyliffin but it was enough to see John K Farren[19] home in 1st place. In 2nd place was Paddy Mc Laughlin[f][22] with 23pts. 5 handicapper Darragh Mc Laughlin took 3rd with 22pts. Still looking forward to the Summer. Confined Sunday 7th August 20161st John K Farren (19) 24pts2nd Paddy McLaughlin(F) (22) 23pts3rd Darragh McLaughlin (5) 22ptsCSS: R/OCarndonagh Football Club Classic Saturday 6th August 20161st John Gibbons, Oliver McConologue, Brian Gibbons, Gerard Crossan 97pts2nd Declan McCarron, Cornelious Collins, Liam Collins, Liam Grant 95pts3rd Robert Bell, Patsy O’Donnell, Eddie McHugh, Jamie Keenan 95pts4th Scott McElhinney, Ben Collins, Oisin McGonigle, Conor McColgan 94pts5th Sean McCormack, Brian Mahony, Mark Taylor, Aiden Bennett 91pts6th Des O’Grady, Allan Gracie, Neil Doherty(P), Paddy Harkin 91pts7th Jimmy Clancy, Gerard O’Donnell, William Joyce, Julian Theseira 88ptsLadies: Jackie Doherty, Teresa Devlin, Debbie McConologue, Fiona Fagan 87ptsLongest Drive: Molly McCloskeyNearest the pin 5th Hole: Danny McCarronNearest the pin 7th Hole: Don FitzpatrickNearest thee pin 12th Hole: Martin O’ConnorNearest the pin 17th: Paul DohertyWed 3rd & Thurs 4th August 2016 Clonmany Festival 2 Day Open.Gents1st Sean McKillop (17) 41 pts.2rd Sean Dowd (20) 39 pts.3rd Eugene Brophy (12) 38 pts.Gross Brendan Devlin (1) 34 gross pts.4th Olle Flygt (8) 38 pts.Visitor Don Fitzpatrick (6) 36 pts.Front 9 Aidan Bennett (21) 20 pts.Back 9 Henry McGee (14) 20 pts.Best Day: Paddy McDermott. 34 pts.CSS 72 LadiesBest Day Theresa McLaughlin1st Noeleen Gordon (21) 37 pts.2nd Lady Captain Molly McCloskey (19) 36 pts.Gross Susan Corcoran (16) 20 gross pts.3rd Breige Doherty (24) 35 pts.Back 9: Kathleen Bergin (21) 18 pts.Visitor Mary McGolderick (22) 32 pts.Best Day: Theresa McLaughlin (21) 35 pts.Forthcoming events & FixturesSaturday 13th August Confined on The Old LinksSunday 14th August MLMG Accountants Confined on The Old LinksSunday 14th August Scratch Cup on Glashedy Links Book now: 0749376119. Visitors €40 includes lunchGolf news: Ballyliffin’s Noleen Gorden wins women’s Festival Cup was last modified: August 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:BallyliffinCarndonaghclonmanygolfnoleen gordenlast_img read more

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Guard Ben Garland adds depth to 49ers line

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Guard Ben Garland signed Tuesday with the 49ers, and while he is familiar with coach Kyle Shanahan’s system from their 2016 season together in Atlanta, the 49ers needed depth at that spot entering this week’s draft.Garland appeared in 46 games and started seven during his Falcons tenure the past three seasons. He originally signed with the Denver Broncos in 2010 out of the Air Force Academy and, after his two years of military commitment, he spent two seasons on the Broncos …last_img read more

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Couchbase Releases Its First Product Since Merger: Couchbase Server

first_imgCouchbase has released its first product since its formation: Couchbase Server. It’s powered by Apache CouchDB and is available in both Enterprise and Community editions. Couchbase is the result of the merger between the companies CouchOne and Membase.According to J. Chris Anderson, chief architect of mobile at Couchbase, the new product isn’t a huge infusion of Membase into CouchDB. But it’s not just CouchDB either. “Couchbase Server includes CouchDB, Geocouch, and a pinch of Couchbase magic,” he says.According to Couchbase’s announcement, here are the differences between the two editions:Couchbase Server Enterprise Edition is recommended for organizations that plan to use the product in production. It is subjected to a rigorous quality assurance process and delivered with a “long-tail” maintenance guarantee, including indemnification and SLA-backed support options to minimize system downtime and revenue uptime. The API is fully compatible with Couchbase Server Community Edition.Couchbase Server Community Edition is for developers or hobbyists who want a compiled, easily installed binary distribution. Applications developed with the Community Edition can be deployed into production using the Enterprise Edition without modification.Couchbase claims that CouchDB is the most widely deployed NoSQL database in the world. The database is used by organizations such as Apple, The BBC, CERN and Mozilla. You can read our coverage of CERN’s use of CouchDB here. CouchDB also powers Canonical‘s Ubuntu One service.The company also announced the members of its advisory board, including: SQLite creator Richard Hipp, Facebook Director of Infrastructure Software Engineering Robert Johnson, Zynga CTO Cadir Lee, Cloudera CEO Michael Olson and several other high-profile business people and database experts. A full list of the advisors is here.Couchbase also recently released a developer preview of its Mobile Couchbase package.CouchOne was founded in Oakland, California in 2009 as Relaxed. It changed its name first to Couchio and then to CouchOne in 2010. Membase was founded as NorthScale in 2010 in Mountain View, California. It changed its name to Membase later that year.Couchbase competes with other big data-oriented and NoSQL databases, especially the CouchDB-based BigCouch from Cloudant.You can read our interview with Anderson on the subject of CouchDB here. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… klint finley Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud#news center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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