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Powell eager for javelin attention

February 10, 2020 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgJamaica’s reigning men’s national javelin record holder Orrin Powell wants the country to take notice of his talent as he seeks to become one of few Caribbean men to represent their country successfully in the event.The 24-year-old final-year student at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport improved the national record to 75m earlier this season.Powell has been working with coach Marlon Gayle, who is also a lecturer at the Spanish Town-based institution since 2012.Gayle told The Gleaner that his charge wants eight metres to make the Olympic-qualifying mark, and he is confident Powell will be able to make the standard.The athlete, however, feels that he has a lot more to learn on a technical level and hopes to use each stage as a building block to throw even further.”Javelin is not really a Jamaican sport and something they prepare the youngsters for from a tender age, but since 2009, I started throwing.”I didn’t compete at Champs. I used to throw shot put, discus, and so on, and do long jump, ’cause I was well-rounded, but I wasn’t a name at Champs,” Powell told The Gleaner.”I actually started throwing Javelin at G.C. Foster College in 2012, and I have made some significant improvements. In one year, I moved from 51m to 70.3m,” he said.HARD WORK, DEDICATIONPowell said with hard work and dedication he moved from 70 to 75 metres, adding: “I am hoping to be the second Caribbean athlete to throw over 80 metres like Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad and Tobago).”Walcott is the London 2012 Olympic gold medallist in the event.According to Powell, there has been next to little feedback since breaking the national record.”No one has approached me in terms of making certain steps forward or to say that’s good,” he reasoned.The athlete, while keeping an eye on the qualifying standard for the Olympic Games in Brazil this Summer, says his main focus is ensuring that he will be readyin time for next year’s World Championships in London.last_img read more

first_imgFilipino powerlifter Eduardo Munarriz has yet to begin his campaign in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE.But he’s already won the hearts of thousands after being featured on the world renowned Humans of New York (@humansofny) Instagram account, which currently has 8.8 million followers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptioncenter_img In the post, Munarriz shared a short story about how he pictures himself as a leader of a team of superheroes. He then, went on to stress how a leader should be and that winning isn’t really everything but family and friendship are.“I have twenty superheroes that I keep in a folder on my phone and I take it out to look at them, and I pretend that I am the leader of an entire superhero team. The whole team is counting on me to get as strong as possible because I am the muscle of the team. Being the biggest is like a way to take charge. It doesn’t even matter if I have super powers because I can use my own true strength, and the barbell is like a type of weapon. It’s important as a leader to always listen to your team. Our whole team decided together that friendship is more important than winning. Nobody will be mad at me if I lose. They don’t care if I bring home a medal. My family and my friends and Coach John and everyone in the Philippines will be proud of me even just for lifting weights,” the post read.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMunarriz is one of three Filipino powerlifters participating in the Special Olympics. The other two are Joanna Aquino Yabes and Marlon Tindoc, who had already won the bronze medal in the squat attempt.The 20-year-old Munarriz takes his turn on the stage Wednesday. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying A big feat Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? But regardless of what the results may be, Munarriz has already made his case that not all superheroes wear capes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

first_imgSeveral Liberian engineers and chemists returned home last Thursday after completing specialized and intensive training in Jakarta, Indonesia,The training was sponsored by Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), which will employ the nine engineers and chemists in the operation and maintenance of farms, factories and mills it intends to establish here in the near future.The seven engineers received training in Oil Palm Mill construction, maintenance and operation while the other two were trained as Chemists.The engineers are reported to have undergone an 18-month program and on-the-job training, while the chemists underwent a six-month course.The GVL trained cadets will head to Sinoe and Grand Kru, where they will manage various projects for the company, which will help to bring economic stability to the region.During the welcoming ceremony at GVL headquarters in Sinkor, Assistant Minister for Regional Labor Affairs, Prince M. Korvah, expressed hope that the new professionals will not only be welcomed back home but will be fully provided for and given the privilege to work. “We want to commend the GVL family for a job a well done and we want you to know that you are true partners to the Liberian government. We hope that this will not be the end. By next year we hope that the company will have sent abroad another batch for study and intensive training,” Mr. Korvah said.Admonishing the professionals to contribute to the rebuilding process of the country, Assistant Minister for Planning and Development at the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Ousman Tall, lauded the company for investing in human capacity-building in Liberia.Mr. Tall indicated that the government has invested considerably in human resource-building in the country, adding that capacity building is not only about welcoming the students back home but further investing in their expertise.“Let me admonish you not to think that you have learned it all, because learning is a continuing process. You have to open your mind to development and remember also to humble yourself,” Minister Tall said.Also making remarks at the ceremony, was Grand Kru County Electoral District # 2 Representative, Numene Bartekwa, expressed thanks to the GVL management and lauded the experts for undergoing the training, adding: “Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties need you to help develop their farms. When the company was looking for brilliant people to go for studies, you showed yourselves to be capable and have proved it.”Thanking GVL for the opportunity afforded them the experts assured the gathering of their profound desire to work with the company and to help in promoting capacity building in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LMC Engages Lawmakers on CSDF Stand Alone Bill

January 14, 2020 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgThe leadership of the Liberia Media Center has over the past weeks, held three Legislative engagements in Monrovia aimed at getting buy-in from members of the 54th Legislature for the passage of the County Social Development Fund (CSDF) Stand Alone Bill, a release has said.The Stand Alone Bill is currently in committee room for vetting at the Legislature.The engagements, according to the release, were organized by the Rural Human Rights Activists Program (RHRAP), a member of the Natural Resources Management Coalition (NRMC). The gatherings brought together lawmakers, civil society actors, youth and women from Grand Cape Mount, Bomi and Gbarpolu Counties.At the dialogues held Wednesday, March 20, 2019, (Grand Cape Mount Engagement), and Friday, March 22, 2019 (Gbarpolu and Bomi Engagements), RHRAP program officers and county coordinators presented findings and recommendations from field assessments held in the three counties to each county legislative caucus.The findings from the three counties generally revealed that citizens were not happy about the lack of transparency in administering the CSDF. The concerns raised by the citizens included: a majority of the people are not involved in how projects are created and funds handled; the existence of many unfinished projects; favoritism in selecting delegates to county sittings; and the unequal distribution of the CSDF.Based on the concerns raised in the assessments, one female participant at the Gbarpolu Engagement remarked, “projects are not decided by us, but by our lawmakers.”The presentation of the concerns was followed by recommendations from the assessments, which  were dissemination of county sittings in local languages before their holding; passing of the Stand Alone Law by legislators to promote accountability, and local control of CSDF; delegating county sittings should be done at all levels; and supporting and allowing the District Development Council (DDC) to facilitate or coordinate district development planning at the local levels.Some of the lawmakers attended the engagements for the three counties. Other participants were the chiefs of office staff of absent lawmakers.In response to the presentation of findings from Grand Cape Mount, Representative Bob Sheriff of District #1, who was the only lawmaker from the county at the occasion, lauded the initiative.He acknowledged that “some of the challenges raised by the residents are true;” and committed himself “to ensure the timely passage of the Stand Alone Bill to foster development in my county and country at large.”For Gbarpolu County, the Co-Chair of its Legislative Caucus, Representative Joseph Matthews of District #3, also the only county lawmaker present, referenced one of the county sittings adding that the occasion “was a worthy engagement, seeing citizens free to express themselves about the subject matter.”Matthews then hailed RHRAP’s initiative and noted, “I see the need for women participation at county sittings. They should be represented by at least 40%, and not 25%. I will support this bill and lobby with my colleagues to ensure the passage. It will help us as lawmakers to maintain our oversight responsibility and hold people accountable.”Bomi County single lawmaker, Senator Morris Saytumah, Chair of the county Legislative Caucus in the forum received the findings; expressed appreciation for the efforts; and suggested that a working group be set up to work along with the Bomi Legislative Caucus to deal with the recommendations in the findings.For about three years, the Liberia Accountability and Voice initiative (LAVI) with funding from USAID has been working with a group of eight national civil society organizations under the NRMC to foster transparency and accountability, specifically in the natural resource sector.The NRMC comprises the Liberia Media Center (LMC), Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), Platform for Development and Peace (P4DP), Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD), National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections (NAYMOTE), Development Education Network-Liberia (DEN-L), RHRAP and Partnership for Sustainable Development (PSD).Though the CSDF has some government funding, it also includes money generated from the natural resource sector in the various counties. But there have been series of challenges and concerns about the poor management of the funds and projects under the CSDF. Against this background, the NRM Coalition made some recommendations to the national government. As a result of these recommendations, Section 9 of the 2018/2019 National Budget Law was amended.But considering the importance of an exclusive law that will speak to the regulations of the CSDF, the NRMC believes a CSDF Stand Alone Bill exclusive of the National Budget Law will help mitigate some of the challenges presently associated with administering the CSDF.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Security slapped with illegal gun, ammo

January 12, 2020 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgSecurity rank Trevor Hilegar, 48, of Lot 389 “A” Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown was on Monday morning remanded to prison by City Magistrate Judy Latchman after he was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition which he was not licensed to carry.The gun and ammunition which Trevor Hilegar reportedly had in his possessionAppearing before the magistrate represented by Attorney James Bond, Hilegar denied that he had had a .45 pistol in his possession on July 13 last, and that he had also had forty rounds of live .45 ammunition and 19 rounds of live 7.62×39 ammunition in his possession. He also told the court he is licensed to carry the firearm which he had in his possession.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris, however, told Magistrate Latchman that the defendant was licensed to carry only a .32 firearm.The Prosecution is contending that on July 13, the security rank was stopped by ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch at Oronoque Street Queenstown, and the items were found in his car trunk. He, however, produced the licensed .32 pistol which was in his carry-on bag.Bail was opposed by the prosecution, and the defendant was remanded to prison until July 30, when the case would be recalled.last_img read more

Experts question school’s security

January 11, 2020 | lpjxbyhj | No Comments

first_imgClearly, something went terribly wrong. Bombarded with security questions at afternoon and evening news conferences, Virginia Tech President Charles Steger said authorities believed the shooting at the West Ambler Johnston dorm, first reported about 7:15 a.m., was a domestic dispute, and they thought the gunman had fled the campus after killing two people. “We had no reason to suspect any other incident was going to occur,” he said. The dormitory was locked down immediately after the shooting, Steger said, and a phone bank was activated to alert resident advisers so they could go door to door warning the 900 students in the dorm. Security guards surrounded the dorm, he said, and others began a sweep across campus. Asked why he didn’t order a lockdown of the entire campus, Steger noted that thousands of nonresident students were arriving for 8 a.m. classes, fanning out across the sprawling campus from their parking spots. BLACKSBURG, Va. – On a university campus of 2,600 acres, with more than 25,000 students, ironclad security is not a practical goal. Even so, tough questions swiftly surfaced as to how effectively Virginia Tech authorities responded to Monday’s horrific massacre. Why were campus police so sure the threat was a “domestic dispute” contained in one dormitory, when most of the killings occurred two hours later in a classroom building? Why were they interviewing a “person of interest” off campus in regard to the first shootings at the very time the classroom killings were unfolding? Why was there a lag of more than two hours after the first shootings before an alarm was e-mailed throughout the campus – around the time the second, more deadly carnage occurred? And more generally, some security experts wondered, was the school’s crisis planning and emergency-communications system up to the task? “Where do you lock them down?” Steger asked. Overall, Steger defended the university’s response, saying: “You can only make a decision based on the information you know at that moment in time. You don’t have hours to reflect on it.” Some students were upset that the gunman was able to strike a second time, saying the first notification they got of the shootings came in an e-mail at 9:26 a.m. The e-mail mentioned a “shooting incident” at West Amber Johnston, said police were investigating, and asked students to be cautious and contact police about anything suspicious.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

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 6 revealed 6 huge blow Bournemouth supporters don’t get their tickets as cheaply as you would imagine. Many fans dream of having a season ticket to see their favourite club, but are unable to due to either geography or finances.For some, coughing up a huge sum of money every year to watch their team just isn’t feasible. gameday cracker 6 SORRY When you need to fill a 57,000-seat stadium your tickets need to be a decent price. 6 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Foxes fans are well looked after in terms of season ticket prices. whoops 6 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion It can be tough to get a season ticket at some Premier League clubs 6 latest Chelsea fans have to pay a lot for their season tickets. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 17. Liverpool – £68516. Newcastle United – £57114= Southampton – £57014= Crystal Palace – £57013. Bournemouth – £550 Some Premier League sides, though, do have inexpensive options should you get offered the chance to own one.MyVoucherCodes have done research into the cheapest season tickets at every top-flight club and you can see the results below. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? tense 9= Wolverhampton Wanderers – £5098. Everton – £4857. Leicester City – £395 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Most Popular Premier League Stories Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 20. Arsenal – £89119. Tottenham Hotspur – £79518. Chelsea – £750 Watford fans get a decent deal at Vicarage Road. 6. Burnley – £3905. Fulham – £3494. Cardiff City – £3293. West Ham United – £320 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 12. Manchester United – £53211. Brighton and Hove Albion – £5159= Watford – £509 changes TOP WORK predicted Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2. Manchester City – £3101. Huddersfield Town – £299last_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny is hitting new heights in the newest litter survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL)Letterkenny has been ranked among the Top 10 cleanest towns in the land and is Cleaner than European Norms.The town has climbed from 14th to 8th place in the ranking of 40 towns and cities. The An Taisce report stated: “Maintaining its year on year improvement of recent years, Letterkenny has scored very well with eight out of the ten sites surveyed getting the top litter grade and no heavily littered sites.  With so many top ranking sites,  a few which deserve special mention.“Letterkenny Shopping Centre and the Car park of same were exceptionally good with regard to litter and presentation.  The residential area of Ballyraine Park and Church of Irish Martyrs were also top ranking – the latter was particularly well presented and maintained.”Letterkenny is in joint eighth place with Roscommon.The survey also revealed that Ireland’s principal tourist towns and cities are cleaner than ever as the peak season for visitors approaches. Kilkenny topped the rankings, with Ballymun in Dublin City a litter blackspot at the foot of the table. Dumping continues to feature prominently in IBAL surveys and accounts for many of the individual blackspots found in cities.IBAL Litter Survey Summer 2019Letterkenny reaches Top 10 list of cleanest towns in Ireland was last modified: June 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 11-24-17Southwest flow dominates the start of this week, precisely the same way we finished last week. These southwest winds will allow temps to climb to above normal levels again. Today’s winds will be brisk at times, but generally not as strong as what we saw over the weekend and what we will see tomorrow. Winds today will average 8-16 miles an hour, and tomorrow we will likely be back in the 12-25 mph range. Still, those winds will be bringing in warmer air for the first half of the week. We stay dry through Wednesday.Our next front is still on the way for later Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. It does not look as strong this morning as it did late last week. We still will be looking for some clouds and some light precipitation, but we are taking moisture totals down slightly this morning from our thoughts last Friday. At this time, we look for a few hundredths to no more than .4”, and that top end of the range will be limited. Coverage of rain will be around 70%. This front moves through fairly fast, and should be out of eastern Ohio by shortly after midnight. The map above shows a snapshot of potential action near sunset Thursday night.Behind the front, we are back to drier weather for Friday and the weekend. Temperatures will be close to normal, which will be cooler than our start here, but still, not bad considering we are flipping the calendar into December. Sunshine should dominate through the weekend.Next week we have some minor precipitation lifting up from the southwest overnight Monday night through Tuesday. Moisture totals do not look spectacular, and will likely be limited to no more than .2” over 70% of the state. This may end up being more of a spit-sprinkle-drizzle event than anything else, but there is plenty of time for this wave to tap into more moisture as it develops. We swing back dry for a day or two behind that event.In the extended period, models are divergent on what we can expect. Our gut feeling is that we have at least 1 front around the 8th that brings .25”-.75” over 80% of the state. Then we can have another front late in the period, around the 11th into the 12th that can bring up to .5”. However, we find ourselves in a very dry pattern now, and we think that any front that is successful in bringing moisture back will have to be somewhat strong. When the upper level ridge over the nation’s midsection starts to degrade, that will be when we start to see more active weather moving in. For now, it looks like we still should have a pretty good window for field work.last_img read more