#JAVotes2016: Slow start to voting in Dalvey, St Thomas

first_imgTwelve votes for the People’s National Party (PNP) and seven for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) were the numbers given by the cluster leaders 90 minutes into voting at polling stations 42 A and B in Dalvey, eastern St Thomas. The PNP’s Dr Fenton Ferguson has never won the division though having served as member of parliament for 23 consecutive years. JLP cluster leader, Carlene Steele, does not anticipate the division to change hands as she is confident that her party’s representative Delano Seiveright will triumph. “We are going to have a strong turnout. Wi never lose in our polling division,” Steele said. “It has happened every year where in the morning voting is slow.” One of the cluster leaders for the PNP in the area, Ann-Marie Williams, attributed the low early morning turnout to the fact that persons have gone to work. “Later we will have a better turnout, because most of our sure votes are out in the field,” Williams said. “We have mostly cane cutters, some people have gone to work to return and we have elderly persons, who we have to pick up. We are going to win it.” Ferguson won the seat in 2011 by 473 votes over the JLP’s Patrece Charles Freeman. ryon.jones@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

All eyes on Alyssa as semifinals kicks off

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFour clubs start their royal rumble for a spot in the championship round on Sunday, but all eyes are on fixed on league darling Alyssa Valdez, who hasn’t won a title in almost three years.Valdez will be front and center for top seed Creamline, which will battle rebooted three-time champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force in a best-of-three semifinal series of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Mixing hoops and academics–the Ateneo way 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Also serving up their own series—in a much low-key manner—are PayMaya and BanKo Perlas.The last time the 25-year-old poster girl held a trophy was in 2015 when she helped PLDT Home Ultera to back-to-back titles along with the likes of Jaja Santiago and Grethcel Soltones.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 crownWith the Cool Smashers building their team around Valdez, fans are hoping to finally witness the end of a long title-drought.Having Valdez’s back are imports Kuttika Kaewpin and Nikolina Asceric, and fellow local superstars Michelle Gumabao, Risa Sato, libero Melissa Gohing and Jia Morado. LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees But out to spoil the fun are the Lady Warriors led by Myla Pablo, who can match Valdez’s power and skills—and gallery appeal.Imports Arielle Love and Madeline Palmer will beef up Pocari along with role players Jeannete Panaga, Del Palomata, Angel Antipuesto, libero Jellie Tempiatura and playmaker Wendy Semana.Not to be overlooked is the separate showdown between the High Flyers and the Perlas Spikers.“I think we’re just about even in manpower although they’ve got strong imports and PayMaya is a well-coached team,” said BanKo-Perlas mentor Dong dela Cruz, whose charges are riding on a seven-game winning run.He is hoping the string of wins can give the Perlas Spikers needed momentum.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

New UG Vice Chancellor calls on President

first_imgPresident David Granger on Friday met with Professor Ivelaw Griffith at the Ministry of the Presidency. Professor Griffith, who was recently appointed as the tenth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG), said that he sees his new position as an opportunity to give back to his country.During the meeting, President Granger pointed out that there is not a single aspect of the university’s administration that does not require attention. He also assured of the Government’s commitment to providing financial and other support to restore UG to a position that is befitting of the nation’s premier tertiary education institution.Meanwhile, the new Vice-Chancellor has already drafted a 12-point plan that is aimed at building a wider portfolio of resources for the university. He said while Government’s support is essential, the alumni body, the diaspora and the international and business community can provide much-needed support.“UG needs much more than the Government can provide… We must find enterprising ways to make money,” he said.Professor Griffith, who was the first person in UG’s history to graduate with distinction in Political Science in 1980, will officially assume office as Vice-Chancellor on June 14. He replaces Professor Jacob Opadeyi.Earlier this month, the university inducted Professor Eon Nigel Harris as its ninth Chancellor.last_img read more

Peewee Predators need your vote to win a trip to play in Hayley Wickenheiser tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Peace Glacier Glass Peewee Predators have entered into a contest to win and participate in the Hayley Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival in 2018.The Peewees who are in their inaugural season consists of seventeen players from Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Goodlow, Fort St. John and Whitehorse.  For many members of the team, traveling distances of up to 1,500 kilometres are part of the journey of playing on a competitive female hockey team.In total the top six teams who receive the most votes from this weekend and last, will receive the grand prize of meeting and participating in Hayley Wickenheiser’s tournament Wickenfest 2018 in Calgary, along with other prizes.- Advertisement -Those who join the Women’s Hockey Community and vote have a chance to win one of four $100 Visa Gift Cards, voting closes on November 26th.To help the team win, visit: www.taketheice.com and vote for the B.C. Peace Glacier Glass Peewee Predators team.last_img read more

Payet stunner helps Marseille thrash Guingamp

first_imgWinger Thauvin added another spectacular goal late on, and Payet teed up Kostas Mitroglou to finish off a blistering second-half display.Rudi Garcia’s Marseille took second place from Lille in the table on goal difference, but remain five points adrift of reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain, who brushed aside Saint-Etienne 4-0 on Friday.The best chance for the home team in a disjointed first-half performance fell to Thauvin, but his shot was blocked after a jinking run had created space inside the box.Marseille coach Garcia sent on Maxime Lopez at half-time to replace Lucas Ocampos, and his side almost took the lead in the 50th minute when Greek striker Mitroglou somehow sent a diving header onto the post from barely a yard out.OM were posing a far greater threat in the second period, and Thauvin looped a 57th-minute header over Guingamp goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson to score with the first shot on target of the match.Marseille wrapped up the points against a toothless Guingamp 17 minutes from time, as former West Ham star Payet produced an early goal-of-the-season contender.Thauvin did his best to match Payet, as he showed great control before cutting inside and curling a wonderful strike into the far top corner from the edge of the area.The 25-year-old, who scored 26 goals in all competitions last season, has now netted five times in as many appearances this term.Payet turned provider in the 83rd minute, rolling the ball perfectly into the path of Mitroglou, who had time to take a touch and slot in to complete the rout.Guingamp remain rooted to the foot of the table, having lost all five of their matches so far in the campaign.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Payet scored a memorable goal in Marseille’s comfortable win over Guingamp © AFP / Boris HORVATPARIS, France, Sep 16 – Dimitri Payet scored a stunning goal as Marseille thrashed Guingamp 4-0 at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday to move second in the Ligue 1 table.After Florian Thauvin had opened the scoring early in the second half, Payet met a dipping ball 30 yards from goal with a magnificent side-footed volley which flew into the net off the crossbar.last_img read more

Newcastle on alert as Swansea striker seeks January exit

first_img Bafetimbi Gomis 1 Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis is seeking a move away from the club, according to reports in France.The Frenchman only joined Swansea in the summer, on a free transfer from Lyon, but has found himself playing second fiddle to Wilfried Bony at the Liberty Stadium.That has reportedly led Gomis to consider a move away from Wales after just six months, with several clubs keeping tabs on the situation.Crystal Palace have reportedly expressed an interest in the 29-year-old, but he would prefer a move to a club not in a relegation battle.For that reason Newcastle United are understood to be leading the chase for Gomis, while clubs in Turkey are willing to offer the Frenchman a pay rise.One club who are out of the running is Saint Etienne after they baulked at the financial demands of the deal.last_img read more

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK Rockies vote playoff share to Coolbaugh’s widow

first_imgFrom news services The Colorado Rockies voted a full playoff share for the widow of minor league coach Mike Coolbaugh, killed by a line drive this season while coaching first base. Some of the veteran players decided to award a full share to Amanda Coolbaugh. Their two sons, 5-year-old Joseph and 3-year-old Jacob, will throw out the first pitch in Game 3 at Colorado. Coolbaugh was a first base coach for the Rockies’ double-A affiliate, the Tulsa Drillers. The former major leaguer was killed July 22, when a line drive struck him in the head. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, a former Long Beach State standout, said awarding the family a share was the right thing to do. “We’re obviously happy with the decision,” Tulowitzki said on Thursday. “I hope they are, too, and I’m sure they will be.” Shaken by Coolbaugh’s death, Rockies first base coach Glenallen Hill now wears a helmet. Manager Clint Hurdle was touched by the gesture. “(It) speaks to their awareness, speaks to their passion, speaks to every good thing about them,” Hurdle said. Mientkiewicz gets tangled up Doug Mientkiewicz lasted just four innings. The cameraman was done even sooner. The Yankees first baseman accidentally got tangled up with a TV cameraman and injured his left ankle just hours before the New York’s playoff opener night against Cleveland. Mientkiewicz, who’s had problems with that ankle in the past, started the game. He popped out in his only at-bat and was replaced pinch-hitter Shelley Duncan in the fifth inning. The cameraman, a freelancer hired from the Cleveland area, was fired by the YES Network. The network did not reveal his name. The accident occurred while Mientkiewicz was walking up a ramp at Jacobs Field. The cameraman was recording while backpedaling. “My left foot was up, and he fell kind of right on the back of my heel. My ankle rolled,” Mientkiewicz said before the game. “It’s going to deter (me) from stealing like 15 bases. “I rolled it pretty good, but it’s all right.” Around the leagues Padres: Right fielder Brian Giles had microfracture surgery on his right knee, which he originally hurt in mid-April. The Padres also claimed infielder Luis Rodriguez off waivers from the Twins and requested waivers on outfielder Brady Clark for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Brewers: Catcher Johnny Estrada was scheduled to have surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his left knee. The team said he would undergo the arthroscopic surgery in Birmingham, Ala. He was also going to have a bone spur removed from his right elbow. Tigers: Designated hitter Gary Sheffield will have shoulder surgery Monday but is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. The 38-year-old appeared in 133 games in 2007 and is signed with the Tigers through 2009.160Want 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

DONEGAL STUDENTS LEFT SHOCKED BY SCIENCE PROGRAMME!

first_imgMore than 500 students fro across Donegal travelled to the Balor Theatre, Ballybofey yesterday to participate in EirGrid’s schools science programme – ‘Understanding Electricity – From Power Station to PlayStation.’ The dynamic, vibrant and interactive show is based on the electricity module of the junior cycle science curriculum, with particular emphasis placed on practical experience and audience participation.It aims to help students develop an appreciation of the impact that electricity has on our lives and environment. The programme was devised by EirGrid, the state-owned operator of the national transmission network, as part of the company’s support programme for Dublin City of Science 2012.Upon arrival, students got a view a number of electricity related experiments in the ‘Lobby Lab’ before EirGrid engineers presented a 45 minute show where they will demonstrate a number of experiments including; static electricity, batteries and circuits, electromagnetism, renewable energy and transmission.Speaking about the programme, Aidan Corcoran, Grid25 Manager said, “This was a great opportunity for the EirGrid team as well as the schoolchildren of Donegal.“EirGrid has some of brightest engineering minds in the country working in our organisation and we are excited to be able to be in a position to include Donegal in this highly innovative national programme.’ Students from a variety of schools attended including -St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killibegs, Deele College, Raphoe, Abbey Vocational School, Donegal, Carndonagh Vocational School, Donegal, Finn Valley College and St Columba’s, Stranorlar, Errigal College. Letterkenny and the Royal and Prior, Raphoe.ALL PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF CLIVE WASSON PHOTOGRAPHYDONEGAL STUDENTS LEFT SHOCKED BY SCIENCE PROGRAMME! was last modified: March 28th, 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:BALOR THEATREEIRGRIDlast_img read more

LEPRECHAUN SPOTTED IN BURTONPORT!

first_imgOn the eve of St Patrick’s Day a leprechaun has been found near the bell town beside Acres Church in Burtonport!The discovery was made earlier today by Burtonport native Pauline Sweeney Moulds who was in town to help out at the Honda Run in aid of the Donegal Branch of MS.Over thirty bikers took part in the run raising over €900 but none of the bikers reported seeing any leprechauns on the route around the Rosses or any miniature Honda 50s. Local snapper Brid Sweeney was on hand to photograph the normally elusive leprechaun but declined to say where it went afterwards.“He was there one minute and gone the next. It’s one of the most amazing photos I’ve ever captured,” she said!There is an annual leprechaun hunt on the railway walk in Burtonport every year for St Patrick’s weekend so it remains unclear if this one strayed from a hideout there!“Wow, I’m just home from Dublin to visit the family for a few days and never expected to find a leprechaun. We heard all about them when we were small but this is just amazing. Unfortunately he wouldn’t reveal where the pot of gold is but I always had an idea there were some wealthy bucks about the Port,” added Pauline!  LEPRECHAUN SPOTTED IN BURTONPORT! was last modified: March 16th, 2014 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

Antelope Valley looking for help from its foe

first_imgAndre Crenshaw can’t decide who to call. He feels like he needs to call someone, but he’s afraid he won’t know what to say. Even with Tyreace House, his childhood friend, the conversation would be awkward. But that’s pretty much the place Crenshaw and his Antelope Valley football team put themselves in by losing 21-14 to Lancaster last Friday night. In order for the ‘Lopes (5-3, 3-1) to win the Golden League, they’ll need some help from Palmdale, their biggest rival. Palmdale hosts Lancaster (7-2, 4-1) this week and a win essentially hands the title to Antelope Valley. The irony isn’t lost on House. “I want the title all to myself, I don’t want to share it with anyone,” he said. “All we can do to make that happen is win. …I’m friends with a lot of those guys at A.V. Andre and I have known each other since we were little. I’m sure they want us to beat Lancaster, but I’m not thinking about it like that.” Brandon McLaughlin, a starting wideout and linebacker for Palmdale, said he’d be happy for Antelope Valley if a victory by Palmdale on Friday helped the ‘Lopes win the title. “It doesn’t seem right, but that’s how it goes,” McLaughlin said. “If we win, I’d be happy we beat Lancaster, and I’d be happy for A.V. They worked hard for it.” Deja vu: Lancaster was in a similar position each of the past two seasons coming into the game against Palmdale. The Eagles could’ve claimed the Golden League by beating the Falcons, but came up short each time. This year is a little different. Lancaster was upset 28-27 by Highland two weeks ago. That loss cost them a chance to clinch at least a share of the league title by beating Antelope Valley. The other side: The race for the third and final automatic playoff spot is still far from settled too. Quartz Hill (5-3, 2-2) and Highland (3-5, 2-2) play on Friday in what is essentially an elimination game for the loser. The winner would move to 3-2 and then have to hope for some help from other teams. If Highland wins, it would need Palmdale to beat Lancaster on Friday. Highland would win a tiebreaker against Lancater, by virtue of its 28-27 victory over the Eagles two weeks ago. Quartz Hill can finish third by winning its final two games. The Rebels play Palmdale on Nov. 10 in the regular season finale. Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 ramona.shelburne@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Yeah, it’s kinda weird,” said Crenshaw, Antelope Valley’s leading rusher. “We need to win our last two games against Pete Knight and Littlerock, but in the back of our heads, we’re like, ‘If Palmdale can just beat Lancaster, we’d win.’ ” Crenshaw said he’s planning to call House, Palmdale’s leading receiver, later in the week, to wish him luck. But for now, he’s going through an intermediary, Victor Cooper, who played at Palmdale last year and is still close with many of the players on the team. “I talked to Victor about it the other day,” Crenshaw said. “He’ll talk to those guys for me.” If Lancaster beats Palmdale, the Eagles will clinch the first Golden League title in school history. If Antelope Valley wins its final two games against the bottom two teams in the league and Palmdale wins its final two games, the teams would tie for the league title at 5-1, but A.V. would win the tiebreaker because it beat Palmdale in Week 4. last_img read more