#JaVotes2016: Fist fight in Seaforth, Robertson accused of being an absentee MP

first_imgTempers flared in Blacksmiths Lane, Seaforth just yards away from the polling station, as the Jamaica Labour Party’s James Robertson, who is vying for another term as the Member of Parliament (MP) of Western St Thomas, addressed a small group of community members. Robertson, who was being accused of being absent in the constituency, was assuring the people of the work that he had put in over the years. “I have been a father to this lane for almost 30 years, long before I was elected as MP,” he said. Robertson’s proclamation was met with shouts and nods of agreement from a few of the people who had gathered. However, one man, who was holding a cup of what appeared to contain alcohol, approached the candidate with slurs contrary to what he had proclaimed. Another resident of the community exclaimed that the man was drunk and asked him to move away. The accusing man refused, which escalated to a brief fist fight. Robertson ensured that the dispute was settled before leaving the location.last_img read more

Teng gets 2nd triple-double as Flying V routs Zark’s

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite The Thunder clicked on both ends of the floor, shooting 52% from the field while holding the Jawbreakers to just 28%.Flying V was up, 56-29, at the half before stretching its lead to 43 in the fourth quarter.The Thunder shoot for a 10-0 eliminations sweep against Batangas on Tuesday.Former PBA veteran Mac Cardona paced Zark’s with 20 points and seven rebounds off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum crushes Arellano for 4-0 start in NCAA ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ PBA IMAGESFlying V outclassed Zark’s Burgers, 97-59, to move one win away from an elimination round sweep in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.It was business as usual for Jeron Teng, who secured his second straight triple-double with 20 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the unstoppable Thunder to their 9th win.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Teng, the top MVP candidate, scattered 21 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists in a blowout victory over AMA Online Education last week.“I have to give credit to my teammates because no matter how good my pass was, if they couldn’t shoot, then it’s impossible for me to get a triple double,” said Teng. “But I think we’re a talented team and anyone can score in our team. Anyone can have a breakout game and is capable of scoring.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’It was a no bearing game for Flying V, which already clinched an outright semifinals berth with a 9-0 record.“We just wanted to do our best in this time so we don’t lose our sharpness going into the playoffs,” said head coach Eric Altamirano last_img read more

Adamson clinches 3rd spot, holds off UP

first_imgUP clawed back from a 21 points down, 69-48, with Paul Desiderio capping off an 18-5 run that cut Adamson’s lead down to just eight, 74-66, with still five minutes left. The Falcons, however, responded with a 12-0 run near the end of the game to rebuild a 20-point lead, 86-66, with less than 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd as the Falcons secured their semifinals spot, head coach Franz Pumaren said they had already settled into the reality that they are one step closer to their title aspiration.“Our mentality is Final Four mode already,” said Pumaren. “During this stretch, every game is a learning process for us, a learning experience for us.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Free tickets to Alab Pilipinas season openercenter_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “In the time that we made run, I didn’t call a timeout, for me that’s one way of trusting my players, one way of making them feel that they should rise above the challenge.”Sarr led the way for the Fal ons with a 25-point, 17-rebound double-double while Jerie Pingoy had 15 points, eight assists, six steals, and zero turnovers.Desiderio led the Fighting Maroons with 20 points while Javi Gomez de Liaño had 10 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University locked up the third seed after withstanding a late fightback by University of the Philippines, 86-70, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Soaring Falcons rose to 9-4 record while the Fighting Maroons dropped to fifth with a 5-7 record, a full game behind fourth seed Far Eastern University, which booted University of the East out earlier. ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

A Military of Infancy: Does Liberia Really Have An Army? – Part I

first_imgHonoring Major General Suraj Alao AbdurrahmanHistory has taught us never to forget about our fallen heroes and heroines whose compassionate contribution to mankind is incredibly distinct. Whenever we fail to pay courtesy to deserving statesmen and outstanding global actors who are worthy of public admiration, we pierce our own consciences with sharp instruments of ingratitude and immodesty. We become no different from a vicious ingrate who lives in pretense and pomposity. This is when we practically define who a coward is. In this frame of obscurity, our action proves worthless as a result of our madcap opinion and premature perception. Our minds only become revived and redeemed when we recollect our memories to salute great history-makers and pacesetters whose illuminating shadows and indelible imprints are inherent within every sphere of human existence.With this daring courage which subdues public ingratitude and guilt, I cannot widen my thoughts on this subject without reverently acknowledging a self-sacrificing character whose name shall remain a glowing image in Liberia’s post-conflict Military history. Certainly, his duty to service yesterday was without price and his legacy today is a conspicuous demonstration of his loyalty and commitment to a country he was never a citizen off. The death of Major General Suraj Alao Abdurrahman still remains a big shock to our nation even today. As all of us including his family and AFL personnel continue to mourn his demise, I am pondering over this question “How could our post-war military hero bid us farewell so soon”? Nothing seems more important to us during this month of Armed Forces celebration other than remembering Major General Suraj Alao Abdurrahman who led our infant AFL from June 2007 to February 11, 2014. I am quite aware that his tenure was very challenging, but he did not one day contradict his ethics of professionalism. It was not an easy journey building a new defense force that is yet too far from an army-status. His task to command a juvenile military was huge, but nothing could easily twist his resilience and twirl his tenacity. Surely, this extraordinary son of Africa, specifically Nigeria will always remain a memorable symbol of African Solidarity as our nation consolidates its resources to rebuild a strong system of defense. Fallen General Suraj was a continental champion without borders. His determination to increase Liberia post-war military strength was unwavering. Looking at ‘Army’ from a realistic context It makes me upset when State actors begin to ignorantly brag about our current military status even though we have not reached the level of having a Brigade, Division, or Corp. They pretend to forget that Liberia is still far from having an Army. The current category of our military is between Battalion and Brigade. Our country is three steps away from achieving an army status. Before any nation can boast about having an army, its military composition must be 50,000 plus trained soldiers (air, ground and sea forces) along with modern equipment/technology (high-tech hardware) which is in compliance with universal standards of militarization. As a means of justifying my view, these are lucid definitions about different units or segments under a chain of any military arrangement or organizational structure. Squad – 9 to 10 soldiers. Typically commanded by a sergeant or staff sergeant, a squad or section is the smallest element in the Army structure, and its size is dependent on its function.Platoon – 16 to 44 soldiers. A platoon is led by a lieutenant with an NCO as second in command, and consists of two to four squads or sections.Company – 62 to 190 soldiers. Three to five platoons form a company, which is commanded by a captain with a first sergeant as the commander’s principle NCO assistant. An artillery unit of equivalent size is called a battery, and a comparable armored or air cavalry unit is called a troop.Battalion – 300 to 1,000 soldiers. Four to six companies make up a battalion, which is normally commanded by a lieutenant colonel with a command sergeant major as principle NCO assistant. A battalion is capable of independent operations of limited duration and scope. An armored or air cavalry unit of equivalent size is called a squadron.Brigade – 3,000 to 5,000 solders. A brigade headquarter commands the tactical operation of two to five organic or attached combat battalions. Normally commanded by a colonel with a command sergeant major as senior NCO, brigades are employed on independent or semi-independent operations. Armored cavalry, ranger and Special Forces units of this size are categorized as regiments or groups.Division – 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers. Usually consisting of three brigade-sized elements and commanded by a major general, divisions are numbered and assigned missions based on their structures. The division performs major tactical operations for the corps and can conduct sustained battles and engagements.Corps – 20,000 to 45,000 soldiers. Two to five divisions constitute a corps, which is typically commanded by a lieutenant general. As the deployable level of command required to synchronize and sustain combat operations, the corps provides the framework for multi-national operations.Army – 50,000 plus soldiers. Typically commanded by a lieutenant general or higher, an army combines two or more corps. The commander in chief may order formation of a field army to direct operations of assigned corps and divisions. Considering these contemporary descriptions of various groups within any modern military hierarchy, anyone can easily agree with me that Liberia does not have an ARMY. Disappointingly, our country’s military sector lacks adequate funding, training, logistics/equipment, and technology. The strength of our Navy is very weak to an extent our country does not even have a gun-boat. Up-to-date, Liberia does not even have an Air Force. An army without an Air Force is incomplete. Even though our military is 108 years old, but it is the least defense force in West Africa in terms of quantity and quality. It is unthinkable to know that our new AFL does not even have a single helicopter or jumbo jet to carryout air operations. This tells anyone how feeble our defense system is. The need for a rigorous security sector reform is critical to national development and growth as UNMIL draws down. Sometimes, I wonder how many of our soldiers are well-knowledgeable about map reading, military technology, intelligence, covert tactics, artillery strategies and other technical disciplines. I thought we should spend more time and resources in order to advance our new AFL, since its current numerical strength is infinitesimal (less than 2,500 men). To be ContinuedShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John has majority of H1N1 cases in Northern Health

first_imgThe Northern Health Authority says there have been 62 confirmed H1N1 cases in the North since April. Fort St. John has the highest number of cases in the jurisdiction. Burns Lake follows closely in second. But, Ldnews.net reports that the confirmed cases are mild, with only five people being hospitalized. – Advertisement -Northern H1N1 patients range from 1-65 years old, and are equally split between genders. Ldnews.net reports that Northern Health Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. David Bowering says many people contracting the virus haven’t been sick enough to stay home. While there have been no H1N1-related deaths in the Northern Health region, there have been seven deaths associated with the illness in B.C.Advertisement The most recent was an otherwise healthy mother in the lower mainland who died last week.last_img read more

Aston Villa midfielder Gardner joins Brighton on loan

first_img Gary Gardner Brighton have taken Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner on loan until January.The 22-year-old has suffered serious injury troubles during his time at Villa and has made just 18 appearances for the club following his debut in 2011.He is yet to start a competitive game under Paul Lambert and spent a brief spell on loan at Sheffield Wednesday last season .Now he has joined Wednesday’s Championship rivals Brighton, and could make his Seagulls debut in their Capital One Cup second round game at Swindon on Tuesday night.Brighton boss Sami Hyypia told the club’s official website: “Gary is a quality midfielder who we have been aware of for some time. When we knew he was available, we wanted to bring him here as he will give us another quality option in the middle of the park.“There are areas of the squad where we would like more options, and midfield was one of those areas. We have Dale Stephens out injured, but more importantly, given the considerable demands of the Championship, I want to be able to rotate the squad.“Gary has had a tough couple of seasons due to injury, but he showed during a spell with Sheffield Wednesday last season that he is over those problems. We hope this loan spell will benefit everyone: Gary, us and Aston Villa.“He is the type of midfielder who is active and mobile, but very importantly he has real quality on the ball – and is also capable of producing things from set-pieces.” 1last_img read more

City’s oldest business district starting to come back to life

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe site touts a range of ethnic restaurants from authentic Mexican to Thai, a new bar called Vu with a daily line of entertainment and a host of shops – a florist, two soccer stores, a cookbook boutique and a bike shop among them. “In getting the Web site up and running, we wanted to capitalize on the holiday season to drive additional traffic to Newhall,” Hernandez said. “Hopefully, residents and visitors will consider it as additional shopping, an alternative.” Mymainstreet.com also is targeting potential merchants who might be interested in the area, willing to invest in the vision of a pedestrian-friendly arts, entertainment and shopping destination. “It’s an effort by the city to be on the forefront of helping promote the area to attract business who would want to locate there and, of course, to attract shoppers,” Hernandez said. He offers these snippets from e-mails sent commenting on the site: “Everything from this is great.” “Looks great. Makes me want to go there.” “Awesome, fun, engaging.” For Mutschler, it’s all about location. Downtown Newhall is easily accessible from anywhere in the Santa Clarita Valley. Right now, he’s sitting back and watching, enjoying walks in an area dotted by unusual businesses, nonchain restaurants, the historic William S. Hart Park and the city’s new Veterans Park. “There’s not a big influx of people yet, but we’re getting to that point,” Mutschler said. “People are getting more comfortable coming here.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – From David Mutschler’s view of Santa Clarita’s newly renamed Main Street, the drive to bring new life to the city’s oldest business center is finally taking shape. “The area’s getting nicer, which is certainly an advantage for us,” said Mutschler, who relocated his Roger Dunn Golf Shop to downtown Newhall about six years ago. A dozen years after the city of Santa Clarita created a redevelopment zone encompassing the beleaguered downtown, the changes are visible. And there’s the promise of more by summer when crews begin a major streetscape project, adding stone crosswalks, seating areas, “old-town” street lighting, trees and other features, said Alex Hernandez, a city administrative analyst. Now, in hopes of attracting holiday shoppers, the city is using a modern tool to bring life to the historic center of town. By launching mynewmainstreet.com last month, Santa Clarita is hoping to sell an eclectic range of retailers and restaurants as key pieces of an emerging shopping zone. last_img read more

GAELIC GAMES: URRIS GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgGAA Bingo- In St Mary’s Hall every Thursday Evening at 9.00pm Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 14/02/2013 No’s Drawn 6,7,14,24, No Jackpot Winner, Next Weeks Jackpot Is €1,100.00, €15 Consolation Winners Were Cathy Doherty (Tim) Tullagh, John Doherty Gortaran, James B Kelly and Kevin Kelly Dunaff, Conor Brennan Gaddyduff, Maura & John McGeogehan Annagh. CLUB MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION MORNING – 2013 Membership Is Now Due, There will be a Registration Morning In Straid This Coming Saturday 23rd February from 10am until 1.00pm Adults €25 and €3 for Underage.Club Meeting – Next Meeting Is On Wednesday 27th February at 8.00pm All Members Welcome. UNDERAGE TRAINING GIRLS & BOYS – Under 8’s – training starting in ST MARY’S HALL on Saturday 23rd February at 11.00am for the first session and after that in Clonmany Youth Club – €1 per person – Main Coach is Nicola Lagan 0866030736.Under 10’s – training on Friday 22nd February from 5.00-6.00pm – €2 per child – this will be outside on the Astro turf pitch at the back of the Youth Club – Main Coach is Susan McCarron 0863945954.Under 12’s – training starting on Thursday 21st February at 4.00pm in Straid – Main Coach is John Canny 0863782646.URRIS LADIES TRAINING – Training for the Urris Ladies team will be on a Friday evenings from 8.00pm to 9.00pm in the Youth Club, Clonmany. Anyone attending is asked to make sure they have decent trainers, water and €2 to cover the cost of the hall on the night.CIRCUT TRAINING – There will be training in the Youth Club for the next month on Fridays for Under 13, 14 and 16’s please be there at 6.30pm sharp and ready to start €2.00 a head to cover costs Contact David for further information.Club Merchandise – Club Merchandise to buy all year round hats, gear bags, hoodies and jackets something for everyone Contact Donal Kelly 0876461707.Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening. GAELIC GAMES: URRIS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 18th, 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:GAELIC GAMES: URRIS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Richard Keys involved in furious Twitter spat with ex-One Direction star and WAG

first_img 2 Keys was criticised by Vardy’s wife and Louis Tomlinson Richard Keys has been lambasted for his comments about Jamie Vardy, with former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson and Vardy’s wife Rebekah letting loose on Twitter.The Leicester City striker confirmed his retirement from England duty earlier in the week alongside Chelsea stalwart Gary Cahill. Vardy earned 26 England caps and was part of the squad which went to Russia for the World Cup However, Keys took exception to the decision and criticised the pair on Twitter.He wrote: “Vardy & Cahill have covered themselves leaving the door open but I will never understand a player walking out on his country.“It says a lot about his personality & lack of character. For sure he will let you down badly again later in life.”In an immediate response to the post, Tomlinson wrote a measured Tweet to retort. 2 She wrote: “How embarrassing….I think that statement says more about you Richard! Stick to presenting and talking crap.”Vardy then shared an article with Keys’ ex-wife, who claimed to be ‘devastated when her husband allegedly cheated on her.Vardy wrote: “Now talk to me about lack of character #knob.” Seems like a very speculative opinion. Regardless of the debate I’m not sure you can doubt Vardy’s character after the journey he’s had. Think about it mate— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) August 30, 2018The pair are friends, with Tomlinson once touted as the potential lead role to play the 31-year-old in a film about his rise from non-league to Premier League.However, former I’m A Celebrity star Rebekah Vardy was far less reserved in her response. Getty Images last_img read more

Fulham are showing ‘so many weaknesses,’ admits frustrated Slavisa Jokanovic

first_img REVEALED 2 Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic tense Aaron Ramsey turns home Arsenal’s third goal against Fulham Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury “My observation is mixed,” he said.“We played the first 45 minutes well, created chances and gave them questions. But the second half they scored very easy goals. We opened all the doors.“We’re showing so many weaknesses for the level we are at at the moment, defensively. We need to improve quickly on this.“I believe my team tried. After they scored a second, I tried to find some way to equalise the game. We finished the game with 21 shots, and the other team nine. But they showed the quality, the pace, the strength too.” REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Fulham manger Slavisa Jokanovic has admitted his side are showing too many weaknesses after being thrashed 5-1 by Arsenal.At Craven Cottage, the hosts looked good in the opening stages and the score was still 1-1 at half-time. silverware center_img REAL DEAL Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Premier League News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2 The Gunners, though, pounced on slack defending in the second period and in the end scored five from just nine shots, while Fulham got one from 21.And the Serbian boss revealed he had conflicting feelings about the game but overall was disappointed by how easily Arsenal beat them. deals Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham starlast_img read more