Help Jordan Foote of Holy Trinity High School

first_img jolted Last year, the death of 17-year-old Jamaican, Cavahn McKenzie, at the end of a cross-country race in Trinidad and Tobago, jolted us all. His death by heart-related problems put us all face to face with one of the major threats to Jamaican lives. Jordan’s plight falls into that category. Thankfully, the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) and St Catherine Cricket Club have come to Jordan’s aid. It’s commendable and logical that the PLCA, a football organisation, would help. But it’s a sign of how Jordan’s case has touched people that a cricket club would leave the crease to assist. St Catherine won the recently concluded national 50-over title and have graciously pledged a portion of their $500,000 prize money to help the Holy Trinity student/footballer. It’s the kind of help Jordan can really use. Cancer care is hugely expensive and strength of cash is a huge contributor to survival. That’s probably an additional reason that cancer kills so many Jamaicans. In his favour, Jordan is young and fit. I’m no doctor, but with help and the right treatment, he has a chance. Hopefully, other entities will come to his side. Track and field standout Novlene Williams-Mills fought her battle with her family at her side. Together, they produced heart-warming results. Jordan Foote and his family have reached out for help. As a nation, we dare not let him down. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at trackside since 1980. The Jordan Foote story is a tear-jerker. Instead of enjoying his last year of high school football eligibility, Foote has been stricken by cancer. The Holy Trinity High School standout has fought many battles on the field of play. Now, he is fighting for his life. When we watch, read, and listen to our favourite sports, we escape the cares of the world. During that game or meet, it doesn’t matter that the dollar is going for US$119 to one or that crime statistics are high. However, every now and again comes a set of circumstances that remove sport from the realm of entertainment.last_img read more

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‘I came with only one intention’ – Taylor fulfils target of breaking record

first_imgCALABAR HIGH School’s 400 metres sensation, Christopher Taylor, achieved another milestone in his young but illustrious career after he established the Class Two 400-metre record of 46.33 in the heats on yesterday’s first day of the GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships at the National Stadium. The previous record, 46.64 seconds, was held by Jamaica College’s Devaughn Baker in 2013. The 16-year-old, who competed despite suffering from flu, left the field for dead and won by more than 20 metres. Despite his illness, Taylor has not ruled out lowering the record. “I feel really pleased because I came out here with only one intention, and that was to break the record and I came out and I did it,” he said. The young star, who has been affected by the ailment for a little over a week, is nearly back to full health, but he is focused on getting back to his best. “I don’t think I will give a better performance (semi or final) because I have some illness issues still affecting me right now, so I am just taking it easy round by round and see how it goes. But anything is possible. Once I put my mind to it I can do it, so I will put my mind to it in the semi-final and the final,” he said.last_img read more

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8 marathons to run before summer

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wozniacki cruises into Australian Open 2nd round Could chill-out music boost your post-workout recovery? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments Runners pass the Ginza shopping district during the Tokyo Marathon 2017 in Tokyo. Image: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura via AFP RelaxnewsLooking for a challenge in 2018? Look no further than these eight marathons, all coming up before the summer season. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Tokyo Marathon (Japan), Feb. 25ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ The first major race of the year is the Tokyo Marathon in Japan. As part of the World Marathon Majors series, it’s one of six of the world’s largest and most renowned marathons, along with New York, Berlin, Boston, Chicago and London. It’s also one of Asia’s most popular marathons.Rome Marathon (Italy), April 8 FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFrom the Vatican to the Coliseum, the Rome Marathon — held since 1982 — is a great opportunity to catch some of the city’s sights, soaking up the Italian city’s stunning architecture as you run.Boston Marathon (United States), April 16  Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The United States’ legendary Boston Marathon is one of the world’s largest and most famous. It’s also the world’s oldest annual marathon. The race, which draws around 500,000 spectators each year, celebrates its 122nd edition in 2018.Lake Annecy Marathon (France), April 22With breathtaking lake and mountain scenery, the Lake Annecy marathon is a truly magical event. After Albi and Paris, this race is one of France’s oldest. It’s in the top 10 of French marathons with 8,500 runners from 21 countries around the world.London Marathon (United Kingdom), April 24The British capital’s prestigious marathon — the Virgin Money London Marathon — is expecting some 45,000 runners this year. Starting just south of the Thames, the route runs from Greenwich and Blackheath to Buckingham Palace. Along the way, runners will see some of the British capital’s most famous sights, including the London Eye.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Great Wall Marathon (China), May 19A particularly challenging marathon with its many climbs, descents and steps (5164), China’s Great Wall Marathon runs along and on the Tianjin section of the monument, east of Beijing. Although difficult, the route promises breathtaking scenery, making it one of the most unusual races of its kind.Rio de Janeiro Marathon (Brazil), June 3 Held in a dream destination, the Rio marathon is considered one of the world’s most scenic, with a route that takes runners alongside its famous beaches, including Recreio, Barra, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. The race starts at Praça do Pontal do Tim Maia with the finish line in Flamengo. Tromsø Marathon (Norway), June 16The marathon in the Norwegian city of Tromsø, located north of the Arctic Circle, starts at 8.30 p.m. at the water’s edge, in daylight. This unusual “midnight sun” marathon, one of Scandinavia’s biggest, attracts 5,000 runners.More marathonsThis year, three new marathons join the international race calendar: the Baobab Marathon in Togo, Feb. 13; the Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon in Nigeria, Feb. 4; and the Namur Marathon in Belgium, April 22. JBRELATED STORIES:What to do post-run to maximize your resultslast_img read more

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Pumaren: Ahanmisi ‘too nice’ and ‘needs to be selfish like Ritualo’

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pumaren believes Ahanmisi could be something more and not just be limited to being knock-down shooter, the moment he assumes the role of being the team’s go-to guy.Ahanmisi has the numbers to back him up, averaging 12.7 points on a 35 percent shooting from three, to go with 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists, emerging as one of the Falcons’ top guys this past UAAP Season 80.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut Pumaren wants more.“He needs to be aggressive. He needs to be a little more selfish. He can drive to the basket and ask for ball, but he’s too nice that he wants to share the ball to his teammates,” said Pumaren, going to as far as giving Ahanmisi someone to emulate. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Akari-Adamson coach Franz Pumaren, a little more selfishness from Jerrick Ahanmisi won’t hurt, especially that the Fil-Nigerian guard will now be given the keys to lead the Falcons from this point on.“That’s what I’m trying to say to him, that he needs to be more assertive. He’s too nice,” the veteran bench tactician said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ “He needs to be selfish like Renren,” he said, referring to former La Salle star and now Adamson assistant coach Renren Ritualo. “He needs to watch videos of how selfish Renren was.”Though Pumaren’s comments could be seen as a little comical, Ahanmisi heard his coach’s message loud and clear as he slowly accepts the responsibilities of being Akari-Adamson’s undisputed leader.“I just got to embrace it,” he said. “I just got to listen to what he says. Coach knows what’s better for me and I just got to take what he says and do it on and off the court.”Ahanmisi channeled his inner Ritualo and gave Pumaren a glimpse of what he can do as the first option.He caught fire from downtown, hitting 7-of-8 from three to finish with 26 points on top of four assists, and three rebounds in the Falcons’ 100-89 victory over AMA Online Education in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT But it’s not just in this game against the Titans that Ahanmisi has been able to show his mettle. He has been a consistent force for Akari-Adamson, netting 16.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.0 steal for the conference.Ahanmisi, the younger brother of Rain or Shine guard Maverick in the PBA, knows that the spotlight will be a little brighter in this buildup as he will be counted on to carry the mantle for the Falcons, whether he’s ready or not.“I just got to adjust to it. Rob (Manalang) is gone but I’ll try to lead the team to the right direction and help the young guys adjust to coach Franz’ system,” he said. “Our team is young. We got some new guys coming in, but we got some vets also. We just got to mold and learn from each other. And personally, whatever coach Franz needs me to do, I’ll do it as best as I can.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Barkley, Griffin shone but Brown didn’t at NFL combine View commentslast_img read more

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First African American Billionaire, the Late Reginald Lewis, Remembered

first_imgThe late Reginald Lewis, the first African American billionaire in the United States, was a Harvard-trained lawyer and a businessman (image culled from Kolumnmagazine.com)Classmate, LRA Chairman Cllr. Robert Tubman, off the US for 25th Anniversary CommemorationBy William Q. Harmon and Alvin WorziThe board chairman of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Cllr. Robert Tubman, is expected to leave for the United States for a historic event in which many in the United States are anxiously waiting to participate. Cllr. Tubman leaves Liberia today to form part of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the death of an iconic African American, the late Reginald Lewis, the first African American billionaire in the United States.Lewis died in 1993 at age 50.By coincidence, for Robert Tubman, this man of honor was his schoolmate at the Harvard Law School. Lewis was a year ahead of the renowned Liberian Lawyer.Lewis, a self-made man from Baltimore, MD, was the first person to be admitted to Harvard Law School without ever applying. Lewis owned a law firm on Wall Street that became part of his multi-billion dollar business empire, Tubman said.Having already purchased the McCall Pattern Company for $22.5 million, Lewis made history for buying Beatrice International Foods for $985 million. At the time, it was the largest offshore leveraged buyout ever, according to a website dedicated to Lewis.According to Tubman, the celebration will be held in New York on Thursday, February 15. “This celebration is special because he is the first black man to earn a billion dollar through his company, T. L. C.,” Cllr. Tubman said. “This is a celebration of the financial community in the United States and of his life, which marked 25 years of his demise.”Cllr. Robert C. Tubman, a classmate of the late Lewis’s at Harvard Law School“We have people from around Africa that will be part of this wonderful celebration and I was invited from Liberia. There will be some people from Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana and others,” Tubman said.According to him, the celebration is also being organized by the Harvard University and Lewis’s widow, as well as the television company that will be doing a documentary which will also broadcast from coast to coast in the United States,” he said.Cllr. Tubman indicated that Lewis was a dynamic man and a very gifted person, especially being a lawyer and a businessman who did a lot of things.He said in those days, there was no company that did extremely well to earn one billion United States dollars, and Lewis made a difference which is worth celebrating. Cllr. Tubman indicated that Lewis graduated from Harvard University in 1968, while he (Tubman) graduated in 1969. Mr. Lewis helped to empower many black people in the United States and other parts of the world, including Nigeria, Ghana, Singapore, Thailand, China, and the Philippines.This month, Cllr. Tubman said, showcases and celebrates the life of Mr. Lewis as an African-American, adding that this is the first time for Mr. Lewis to be celebrated.As chairman and CEO, he moved quickly to reposition his company, paid down his debt, and vastly increased the company’s worth, according to his biography. By 1992, the company had sales of over $1.6 billion annually, and Lewis was sharing his time between his company’s offices in New York and Paris.“For me, this was earth shaking in the sense that he was the first African-American, really the first American to do an overseas deal,” Loida Lewis said. “With racism part of [America’s] DNA, he was able to empower his community and Latinos.”While his legend is cemented in Baltimore through the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Lewis’ legacy reaches further.An exhibit in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture features Lewis and there’s also the Reginald F. Lewis International Law Center at Harvard Law School; the Reginald F. Lewis High School of Business and Law; and the Lewis College of Sorsogon City in the Philippines.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Get Out: Art exhibit

first_img 160Want 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champGauche’s work is fueled by narratives of travels, traditions and myths as well as devastating hardships, both physical and psychological. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Call 818-546-1000 or see www.harvestgallery.com. An opening reception for the “Megapolis Osmosis” exhibit will be held 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Harvest Gallery, 938 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The exhibit, featuring works by Susan Bolles, Gregory Brisson and Gauche, will continue through Jan. 13. Bolles depicts household objects and appliances in her art with bright colors and well-defined shadows. Brisson is influenced by German expressionism and his art often has whimsical themes. last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: URRIS SUFFER HEAVY AWAY DEFEAT TO AODH RUADH

first_imgMONSTER BINGO: The club are holding a Monster Bingo this coming Sunday October 18th in the Clonmany Youth and Community Resource Centre at 3pm.€1,000 TO BE WON ON THE 9TH PAGE. Books €10, extra sheet €2 plus raffle for large hamper on the day also. All funds raised goes towards the day to day running of our club from under age to senior level.MATCH “N” WIN: October 8th: No jackpot winner—numbers drawn: 2, 7, 11 & 18. €15 winners:Agnes Mullan, Omagh.DT Taxis, Gaddyduff, Clonmany.Gillespie Family (Kevin), Leophin, Linsfort.Lexie Doherty, Tirmaine.George Toland, Urrismana.Jackpot next week €1,980. Thanks to all our Lotto sellers and to everyone who supports the club each week in this draw. CLUB MEETING: There is a club meeting on Wednesday night at 8.30pm.SENIOR & RESERVE FOOTBALL: Seniors travelled to play Aodh Ruadh in Ballyshannon on Saturday night, final score : Aodh Ruadh 5-19 Urris 3-05. Next match is away to Buncrana on Sunday but please check our Facebook page for any changes regarding this fixture.LADIES FOOTBALL: Ladies match against Termon was called off as the latter could not field. Our ladies team are down to play Glenswilly on Sunday. Please check our Facebook page for time and venue.CLUB PITCH: Our pitch in Straid is now closed due to much needed work being carried out. Thanks to all remaining teams and coaches for your co-operation. Thanks to CLG Burt and CLG Carndonagh for use of their pitches last weekend. U16 GIRLS: Are in the final of their group section against Naomh Mhuire, date and venue to be confirmed.U13 GIRLS GAELIC FOOTBALL: Well Done to our U13 girls on reaching the U13 Semi-Final on Saturday in Burt against St Nauls, not their day at the weekend but a great achievement on getting this far. You are a great bunch of girls so onwards and upwards. Thanks to all the girls for the effort put in these past months and also to Susan, Marie and all who have helped in any way .U13 BOYS: The boys lost to Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday afternoon by 7-06 to 4-06. Training for U13 boys in Straid on Tuesday’s at 6pm.SCOR NA NOG: Scor Na Nog takes place in Muff on Friday 6th November. The club have Ceili dancers, solo singer and traditional group lined up so far. We would like to get a quiz team together as well, So if there would be U17’s in the club interested in forming a quiz team or anyone who can help to get a team organised please contact our Cultural Officer, Shaun Mc Daid on 0861948491.DATES FOR THE DIARY: Gigs & Reels on October Bank Holiday weekend. The training has begun for the dancers.BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. GAA NEWS: URRIS SUFFER HEAVY AWAY DEFEAT TO AODH RUADH was last modified: October 12th, 2015 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:GAASportURRISlast_img read more

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VILLAGERS ORGANISE PROTEST OVER UNSAFE ROAD CROSSING

first_imgA protest has been organised a protest in a Donegal village to demand safe road crossings with adequate signage.Chairperson on Muff Sinn Féin, Daithi McGonigal, has said that his party’s local cumann has organised the protest.The protest will take place on Saturday between 12.30 and 1.30pm across fom the Squealing Pig Bar. Mr McGonigal said “We organised this protest after concerns were raised by many local residents regarding the crossings which the council installed in the village.“Local people are concerned that the crossings cannot be seen by drivers and that the new signage is not visible enough to give adequate warning.“The community is demanding proper crossings on this extremely busy road before someone is hurt, or worse.“I would urge everyone in the community to join us and let the council know that we demand safe crossings for our children. “We will be joined by local Councillor Jack Murray who is committed to securing safe crossings to the village.”VILLAGERS ORGANISE PROTEST OVER UNSAFE ROAD CROSSING was last modified: October 23rd, 2013 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:muffprotestlast_img read more

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Homecoming for multi-medal winning Paralympian Katie tonight

first_imgMulti-medal winning Olympian Katie George Dunlevy is set to arrive home in Mountcharles tonight at half six.Although Katie lives in England, she competed for Ireland in the Paralympics, and as her dad John is from Mountcharles; she’s a Donegal girl at heart.She spent a lot of time in Mountcharles growing up, and frequently visits. Katie always vowed to bring her medals with her to Donegal if she ever won them.Katie not only won one medal in Rio; she won several! Along with tandem cycling partner Eve McCrystal, she secured a silver medal in theWomen’s B Road Race and the duo’s fantastic performance last week in the B Tandem Time Trials bagged them a gold medal!Well done Katie, and welcome home!   Homecoming for multi-medal winning Paralympian Katie tonight was last modified: September 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Donegal brothers join 2019 Rich List

first_imgTwo brothers from Donegal who own a £150m construction group have been added as new entries to the Sunday Times Rich List 2019.Cormac (67) and Patrick Byrne (64) own Ardmore Construction, one of the largest family-owned construction groups in the UK.The Byrne brothers were added to the Sunday Times UK Top 1,000 list of the richest people this week. Placed at number 703, the brothers are estimated to be worth £170m (€193m).Ardmore is behind some of the highest profile schemes in London, specialising in residential and hotel contracts.The brothers made it to number 79 on the Irish Rich List in March.Donegal businessman Paddy McNally also features as a re-entry to the UK Top 1,000. The former Formula One racing tycoon came in at #230 at an estimated wealth of £600m, down £10m from last year. McNally, a former journalist from south Donegal, made his millions selling trackside advertising at F1 circuits. Donegal brothers join 2019 Rich List was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

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