Track superstars, Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, headline a stellar cast of five men and eight women nominated for the 55th annual RJR Sports Foundation’s 2015 National Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards.Sports persons from seven categories will be up for awards on January 15, 2016, where the winners will be named.Bolt has won the main award on five occasions while Fraser-Pryce has won it twice.Bolt was the outstanding male athlete at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing. He won gold in the 100m, 200m, and 4×100 metres.Fraser-Pryce won the 100m at the World Championships in a brilliant 10.76 and also anchored the 4x100m team to victory in a championship record 41.07 seconds.The other male nominees are Fedrick Dacres for his discus gold at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto and coming seventh in the final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing; World Championships 110m hurdles silver medallist Hansle Parchment; shot putter O’Dayne Richards, who won bronze in Beijing; and Pan American Games 200m silver-medal winner Rasheed Dwyer.other nomineesIn the women’s category, the other nominees are boxer Alicia Ashley, who regained the WBC World Super Bantamweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over veteran Irish Boxer Christina McMahon; swimmer Alia Atkinson, who set a national record 30.11 seconds in taking silver in the 50 metres backstroke at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia; World 100 meters hurdles gold medallist Danielle Williams; Veronica Campbell Brown, who earned bronze at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing with a season best of 21.97 and also ran on the winning 4x100m relay team; Shericka Jackson, who earned an individual bronze in the 400m and gold in the 4x400m; World 200m silver medallist and 4x100m gold-medal winner Elaine Thompson and Sherone Simpson, who won gold in the 100m at the Pan Am Games in Canada in a season best 10.95 seconds, her fastest time in seven years.Michael Fennell, Jamaica Olympics Association president and chairman of the selection committee, praised the outstanding performers of 2015 at yesterday’s press launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.In defending those nominated, Fennell told The Gleaner: “Those are the people who have been preparing for the Rio (2016 Olympics). The only one outside of that would be Alicia (Ashley), who is a professional boxer, but these are the people who have been fine-tuning for Rio and it was a fantastic year for those people.”Gary Allen chairman, RJR Sports Foundation; Ingrid Card, vice-president group marketing and public relations at Sagicor Life; Christopher Denny, vice-president distribution Victoria Mutual; and Sean Latty, chief operating officer Digicel Jamaica Limited, also spoke at yesterday’s launch.Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, will be the guest speaker at January’s awards function.
Gwendolyn S. Myers, executive director, Messengers of Peace-Liberia, Inc.By Gwendolyn S. Myers/Founder &Executive Director, Messengers of Peace-Liberia Inc (MOP)Now that the frenzies of the Presidential and general elections campaigns are over and the electorates have cast their votes in a peaceful and calm manner, it is time to reflect on the process, address the glitches and wait in anticipation as the official results are announced beginning this week. We must ensure, there are no post elections conflicts.Exit polls from every indication portray possible runoff elections next month and before then, we would commence the sensitization campaign process all over again, but this time with just two presidential candidates. This is a sensitive period for which we need calm and for young people to play a major role to ensure violence free election outcomes.Increasingly the role of young people and especially young women in conflict and mediation is gaining recognition in the areas of advocacy, research, training, monitoring and reporting.At Messengers of Peace (MOP)-Liberia, we started another innovative programme called Elections Dialogue Room and Youth Call Center where over fifty (50) Young Peace Messengers including youth groups can connect digitally with MOP and dialogue about the elections. NAYMOTE is supporting and working really hard with Messengers of Peace-Liberia on conflict management and mediation. This mitigation strategy is reaching large number of young people and it is having a ripple effect.Presently, MOP-Liberia is also involved in the training of 30 other young people, from the 15 counties of Liberia, in Mediation and Dialogue. Our other advocacy programmes made possible through funding support from UNDP & UN Peacebuilding Fund ‘Enhanced Youth Participation Programme would continue with the mobilization of young people to participate in the possible November 2017 run-off Presidential elections.We recognize the greater role for young people, particularly young women to ensure mainstreaming of mediation and dialogue into development and gender issues. So far, we are very proud of the generation of young Liberians who daily want the best for the country and are contributing to the dialogue for strong leadership.For the role of young women in mediation and conflict to succeed and be recognized, trust, integrity and dignity are key. If not, it is all deception.As young people, we need to stand firm on our pledge for peaceful elections and on our theme “Vote Peace”. We need to rehabilitate Liberia and build a country that works for everyone.There is an urgent need to put back Liberia where it ought to be and where our founding fathers designed it to be. This is definitely not the time to worry but a time to dialogue and engage our potential leaders on the need to accept elections results and to seek redress through appropriate channels and mechanisms when dispute(s) arise.Until then, when we begin a new series on ‘Mediation and Dialogue-Part II’, we reiterate our call for a peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected President to another and from one legislator to another. As we await the results of the elections, let peace be your watch phrase. Peace first, Peace above all else and May Peace prevail in our time. #Votepeace; #Peace my democratic choice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
One of the annexes to the Capitol in Monrovia. Unlike the previous unit, in the new annexes the offices of the Vice President, the Speaker and President Pro Tempore have more than three rooms and additional furniture. The construction of state-of-the-art annexes at the Capitol Building, the seat of the Legislature, funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been completed.The construction of the annexes began in October 2016 under “The Grant Assistance Project.”The New Capitol Building was formally completed on Wednesday and the keys were turned over to the Ministry of Public Works (MoPW), which subsequently handed them over to the Joint Legislative Modernization Committee yesterday.Assistant Public Works Minister for Technical Services, Clarence Wilson, on behalf of the Ministry of Public Works presented the keys to the lawmakers.“We have come to officially turn over these keys to the Legislature, because the two annexes are completed,” Wilson said.He was accompanied by Mr. Sidney Divine, the Construction Engineer of the project.Jiangsu Jiangsu Construction Company constructed the annexes, while another Chinese company, the China International Engineering Design and Consultant Company Limited, supervised the engineering component. PRC’s Ministry of Commerce was responsible for the project.Assistant Public Works Minister for Technical Services, Clarence Wilson (far left), on behalf of the Ministry of Public Works presented the keys to the lawmakers.The annexes have 40 offices, while the Senate contains 20 offices.Each office is furnished with a desk and chair for a receptionist, cushion chairs for the waiting room, and executive chair and desk for the Representatives and Senators.The offices of the Representatives have a hallway, a room for the staffers, single waiting room and a room for Representatives, while the ones for Senators have similar but double rooms for staffers.Unlike the previous unit, in the new annexes the offices of the Vice President, the Speaker and President Pro Tempore have more than three rooms and additional furniture.The Chairman of the Joint Legislative Modernization Committee, Senator Conmany Wesseh of River Gee County, who received the keys, extended his profound thanks and appreciation to the PRC, officials of the Ministry of Public Works as well as the Project Engineer for completing the project on time.The dedication ceremony, scheduled for July, will form part of the Independence Day celebrations.Wesseh then turned over the keys to Representative George Boley, Co-chair on the Joint Legislative Modernization Committee.He also handed the keys to Senator Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence, the Chairperson on the Rules, Order and Administration of the Senate.Both Sen. Lawrence and Rep. Boley thanked the Chinese and promised to maintain the facilities, while turning over the keys to heads of the respective Houses.In a related development, staffers of the maintenance department of both Houses have begun training in security cameras and internet service connection, conference systems audio and video systems, heavy current sector, plumbing and drainage and air conditioning systems, firefighting and alarm systems.It can be recalled that the Capitol Building was dedicated in 1956, under the leadership of the late President William V.S. Tubman, the then Vice President William R. Tolbert, President Pro Tempore of the Senate Edwin Morgan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Richard Henries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Provincial Ministry of Energy, Mines and Resources is expected to release the results later this morning, of yesterday’s November sale of oil and gas land rights.On offer were 44 parcels covering more than 21, 000 hectares and the sale followed by far, the biggest monthly sale this calendar year in October.It resulted in slightly more than 370 million dollars in bonus bids…more than double the sale, in October of last year and more than the combined total, of the sales of the previous nine months, this year.- Advertisement -It left the 2009 total, at just over 700 million dollars, meaning the final two monthly sales this year, will need to top the final two months of last year, by nearly 100 million dollars, to reach a calendar year total of one billion.However, even if that occurs, this year’s total will still be less, that half of last year’s record total, of more than 2.6 billion dollars.
Javier Pastore in action for PSG 1 Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has revealed he wants to stay with the Ligue 1 champions – despite speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool or Manchester City.The Argentina international joined PSG from Palermo for £32m in 2011, however the 25-year-old has since struggled to make an impact at the Parc des Princes.Pastore made just 17 appearances in all competitions last season and failed to register a single goal or assist.Due to a lack of action, it had been thought that the Argentine may leave the French capital in attempt to reignite his career.However no move occurred during the summer and Pastore has now told PSG’s owners that he wants to stay in Paris.“I told Nasser [Al-Khelaifi] when I joined PSG, I will stay right until we win the Champions League,” Pastore told L’Equipe.Pastore seems more settled under Laurent Blanc who is now in his second season in charge following the departure Carlo Ancelotti as manager.He added: “I am happier with Blanc, without criticising anybody else, this, what I see now, is football.”
“He was a great teammate, one of the hardest-working guys that I played with,” Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones said. “A terrible loss, a terrible shocker. Jack was a young man.” Snow, who played at St. Anthony High of Long Beach and Notre Dame, spent his entire 11-year career with the Rams. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1967 and still ranks among team leaders in several receiving categories. He had 340 receptions for 6,012 yards – a 17.7-yard average – and 45 touchdowns in 150 career regular-season games for the Rams. In 1967, he averaged 26.3 yards on 28 receptions and scored eight TDs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “Jack had the greatest hands in that time period,” Jones said. “You won’t talk about his speed, but his speed was deceiving. He would catch that slant pattern over the middle and I’ve seen him outrun some guys that we thought were fast.” Snow, the father of Gold Glove first baseman J.T. Snow, was an analyst on the Rams’ radio broadcasts, moving to St. Louis with the team 10 years ago. His last game in the booth was Nov. 20 during the Rams’ home loss to Arizona. “This is a very sad time for all of us,” Rams owner Georgia Frontiere said. “Jack was a special part of the Rams’ family for many years. It’s very painful when a loved one is taken from us, but fortunately we are left with so many exiting and beautiful memories that we shared with Jack on and off the field.” In addition to Snow’s broadcast duties, he helped out during practice, voluntarily, mostly with receivers. “Jack was a true professional …,” said Lawrence McCutcheon, the Rams’ director of player personnel, who played with Snow from 1972 to ’75. He was a great route-runner, very dedicated to the game with outstanding hands, and he had the ability to relate to younger players and help them adapt to professional life. He was a great, great man.” ST. LOUIS – Jack Snow, a star wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and a longtime team broadcaster, died Monday night, the club said. He was 62. Snow had been hospitalized on and off the past two months with a staph infection. His family was with him when he died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, said Duane Lewis, a team spokesman. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Naomh MhuireSunday saw the club retains its Division 2 status for another year. The boys made hard work of it falling eight points behind at one point but worked hard in the second half and scored the all important goal to win by two points in injury time. Well done to Danny O’Donnell, his backroom team and all the players on achieving the main objective for the year. A huge thanks to all who came along and supported on Sunday – there is no doubting the value of the support!!AGM is fixed for Friday the 14th of December, so any motions for the AGM will have to be with Declan Martin by Friday the 30th of November. Training for under 6s in Aislann Ranafast on Saturday morning from 11-12. Training for under 8s in Aislann Ranafast on Saturday morning from 10-11.Peil na mBan: we have 8 girls going to the Ulster u13 blitz on Saturday 17th in Cookstown representing Donegal. Peil na mBan annual 5k shore challenge takes place on Boxing day again this year. The challenges we are setting for participants this year are; For the Runners, we are setting out a fine coastal cross country route where you can push it to the max for your best time over 5K! For the Jogger we challenge you to better your times over the course! For the serious Walkers we challenge you to examine the possibilities that you may be able to jog the course and be ready to challenge the runners this time next year! For the children we challenge you to get everyone in your families to take part and have a great family day where everyone can take part and have fun! For the People out for a Dander,what better way to burn off the turkey than a nice Dander over the very best of our coastal scenery of Dunes and beach! Refreshments and good craic guaranteed afterwards. WHO WILL ACCEPT OUR CHALLENGES?We now have O’Neill 22″ kit bags for sale priced at €28. Test O863189931 to order. Leave your name and number and someone will contact you.Lotto details for week 7th November. Jackpot 620 euro. No jackpot winner. There was two match 3 winners: Jordan Gillespie – Toome,Leitermcaward agus Maureen Sharkey – Beal na cruit.. Numbers were 8-19-20-21. Jackpot starts this week again at 500 euro and as saying goes – if you’re not in you cannot win. Next 100club draw takes place on the 28th of November. Sellers start getting your subs in to the co-ordinator. Comhghairdeas dó former player Gary O’Donnell and Kate Brown who got married at the weekend in Newbridge,Co.Kildare. Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie. GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 13th, 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:Naomh Mhuire Club notes
THIS is the broken window which alerted search teams to locate missing American tourist Kelly Jones.The small pane of glass lies smashed on the ground. The remaining space has since been boarded up.But it was intact at 7.45pm on Monday when search teams searched around the old rectory in Glencolmcille. Three different witnesses have confirmed this to donegaldaily.com. Forty hours later when search teams were once again searching the grounds around the holiday home, it was found to be broken.A desperate Kelly was seen walking in a distressed state inside.Yet the doors to the building were locked and gardai had to use keys to gain access to rescue her.“There’s no way she (Kelly) got into that house through the broken window. It’s too small,” said one Garda source. “It is just a mystery how she got in there and why the house was locked. She was definitely locked inside when the search party was there on Wednesday.“No wonder people thought she was taken there by someone else. It just doesn’t add up.”Gardai however – who have yet to find out anything from the 41-year-old South Carolina-based catering services manager – have now said she was alone throughout her ordeal from Saturday 11am until Wednesday 12.30pm.Exactly why or how they know this remains a mystery, as gardai refuse to discuss the case in detail.The broken window is too small for anyone to fit through. And there is no latch or doorway near to reach. Garda Superintendent Mick Finan would only say: “The only person who can tell us where she was is Kelly herself. We haven’t spoken to her yet.“We are going to be guided by her medical team in Sligo as to when we can speak to her.”The search, he said, had been concentrated on the mountains around the area because the last confirmed sighting had been there.“The grounds around the rectory had been searched but we hadn’t searched the house because what we were looking for was someone out in the open. We hadn’t expected someone to actually in a house. “This house is by no means a derelict house. It is a holiday home and it was locked up. Kelly was found lying on a couch in the house,” he added.Sources say Kelly may have been on medication prior to her arrival in Donegal and may have mislaid her tablets on Saturday, causing a blackout, distress and memory loss.A cousin has praised the work of the hundreds of volunteers and gardai who had spent five days searching for Kelly.In a message to them, Dana Bailey said: “Thanks so much for not giving up the search for my cousin Kelly. Our family greatly appreciates everyone’s efforts.”MISSING AMERICAN TOURIST: MYSTERY OF THE BROKEN WINDOW was last modified: August 31st, 2012 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:GardaiGlencolmcilleGlencolmkillemissing american tourist Kelly Jones
He’s already been dubbed a messiah by the majority of Donegal GAA supporters, and now locals in Dungloe have confirmed their belief that he is God!The large poster which portrays McGuinness as God is currently located outside the Old Fire Station on the Mill Road in Dungloe.Donegal face the men from the Kingdom on Sunday week and the poster’s caption captures what the locals in Dungloe think the outcome will be at Croke Park. “Thy Kingdom Come, It Will Be Done.The county is awash with colour and excitement ahead of the All-Ireland SFC final with Kerry.If you have any pictures of great posters showing support for Jim and the boys, or anything related to the Big Match, then send them in to email@example.comTir Chonaill Abú!! COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: LOCALS IN DUNGLOE BELIEVE JIM HAS A HIGHER CALLING!! was last modified: September 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dungloeFeaturesGodJim McGuinnessnewsPosterSport