This one’s memorable, historic – Clarke

first_img Clarke has won a combined 15 Boys’ Champs titles with three different schools. He won his first championship with St Jago in 1988; then moved to Jamaica College where he won seven titles. He won his first double in 1991-92 with the Old Hope Road-based school and his first triple with the ‘Dark Blues’ from 1998-2000. He joined his alma mater, Calabar, in 2003 and saw them to back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008. Last year he claimed his first four-peat and now he has won five straight titles for the first time. “I am humbled by the success and I give God thanks for it as well,” he told The Gleaner. Calabar finished with 287.50 points, well clear of KC, 250, and JC, 227.50. 15 TITLES Last year Calabar High matched their best ever winning streak at the annual Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships, when they won their fourth successive crown. On Saturday, the Red Hills Road-based school lifted the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for the fifth time on the bounce, when they beat away the challenge of perennial rivals Kingston College (KC) to gain their 26th hold. For head coach, Clarke, last year was his first time winning four straight and after extending it to five-in-a-row on Saturday, the tactician described the victory as ‘memorable’ and says plans are in place for the school to go on and claim a sixth straight championship. “This is a memorable one, very historic. The school in its history has never done five straight before. KC is a talented team, very well coached, but today (Saturday) was our day. But that’s championships for you,” Clarke commented amid the team’s celebrations on the running track. “But it’s not so much for me, it’s for the school. They have never gone five straight, so that’s historic. For me it’s also quite an achievement and I am quite pleased by the success. “We are always planning ahead, like three years ahead so it’s quite a possibility,” he said about winning next year.last_img read more

‘Survivor’ Bi Nguyen signs with ONE Championship

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—ONE Championship has added another talent into its atomweight class after signing Vietnamese-American fighter Bi Nguyen to a multi-bout contract.ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said big things of Nguyen, a former contestant on Survivor who holds a 4-3 professional record.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 Nguyen started her professional career on three straight wins before stumbling in the next four going 1-3.Sityodtong sees Nguyen as an integral part in the development of the promotion into the Vietnamese market especially with ONE World featherweight champion Martin Nguyen already a staple MMA personality.“Along with Martin Nguyen, Bi Nguyen will be an essential part of ONE Championship’s efforts to bring the organization closer to the Vietnamese people,” said Sityodtong.“We would like to showcase both of them as the country’s biggest international martial arts heroes as we plan to host our first event in Vietnam in September 2019.”Killer Bee was born in Oakland, California and trains in Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Old foes Shevchenko, Jedrzejczyk meet for UFC flyweight belt Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ View comments “I foresee her as the next superstar in mixed martial arts who will represent Vietnam on the global stage because of her exceptional talent and impressive skill set,” said Sityodtong.Represent! Honored to join the likes of @MartinNguyenKMA 🤜🏼🤛🏼@ONEChampionship STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss— killer bee (@killerbeemma) December 6, 2018 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Police deployed to probe deaths at Wakapao

first_imgSuspected poisoning…Indigenous leaders worried about impactPolice ranks have been deployed into the Wakapao Amerindian Reservation to investigate the circumstances leading up to the suspected poisoning of a family which led to the deaths of a father and daughter.Dead: Selena ThomasThis was revealed by G Division Commander, Khali Pareshram, who told this publication on Thursday that although no report has been formally made to any of the police stations, investigators are in the Wakapao settlements.“I sent in ranks [on Monday] to visit the area. This is after the Toshao of that village/area and myself had a discussion on the matter. Based on this, I sent my ranks in but I do not know how long they will take to do their work in there and when they will return exactly since they have to do an in-depth investigation into the circumstances.”According to Commander Pareshram, the only known cases of this suspected poisoning are those of the one family that has been affected and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Dead: Edward Richards“They are hospitalised but they were hospitalised in Essequibo and then were all referred to Georgetown. Everybody that was affected was hospitalised or died in the Georgetown Hospital. As far as I know, at this point, this is not widespread.”On Wednesday, 76-year-old Wakapao resident, Edward Richards died at the GPHC after having been hospitalised for suspected poisoning. His death came days after his daughter, Selena Thomas, died.Richards’ condition had worsened on Tuesday and as a result, he had to be transferred to the Intensive Care Unit. He died on Wednesday. Four other family members of the now dead man remain hospitalised at the city hospital. The entire family fell ill after reportedly consuming cassava, which they reaped from their farm.Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination performed on Thomas on Wednesday was inconclusive and samples were taken to be sent overseas for further testing. A relative of the family told Guyana Times on Wednesday afternoon that the other family members are being treated for cyanide poisoning.G Division Commander, Khali PareshramThe relative expressed frustration over the mysterious circumstances which has left two of her family members dead without answers as to what really could have caused their demise. The disastrous ordeal started last week after Richards’ daughter, Selena Thomas, had baked some eight cakes of cassava bread which she and her household consumed and shared with family.The relative explained that soon after eating the cassava, which they reaped from their farm, they complained of stomach pains then started to vomit.“They were fine. But they ate cassava which they get from their farm. They prepared it as a meal and then they started to vomit and they were getting bad pains to their stomach. It was the only thing all of them eat the morning,” the distraught woman related.The relative added that they reportedly fed the same food to two of their dogs – both of which later died. It is suspected that their farm had been contaminated with an illicit substance.Indigenous stapleMeanwhile, several Amerindian leaders have since said that the Indigenous community has been consuming cassava bread and other cassava products for decades and are fully aware of the process of preparing cassava bread the correct way. The Indigenous leaders believe that the claim of cyanide poisoning by relatives are “irresponsible” and seeks to tarnish the Indigenous staple food which creates a major source of income for Indigenous communities.Toshao of Santa Rosa Region One (Barima-Waini), Sharon Atkinson in an invited comment on the issue on Thursday stated that the Indigenous people of Guyana and South America that use bitter cassava are aware of the poisonous content and are knowledgeable of processing it.She called on the Health Ministry to conduct a full investigation into the incident and make a full disclosure soon before speculations become widespread, thereby damaging the image of the products associated with cassava and as a result impacting negatively on the economic gains from those products which serve as a main source of income for Amerindians.Toshao Atkinson also bashed the Health Department for not yet issuing an official statement on the incident, noting that this is allowing for speculation.Meanwhile, Toshao of the village, Howard Cornelius took to social media to share his views on the issue while calling for an investigation into the incident.“I will call for an investigation into the suspected food contamination involving a family in my community which has resulted in the death of a member of that family. Rumours have been spreading and fingers have been pointing and accusation are being made especially on social media by villagers themselves. The image portrayed about our village is not good and may affect the market and sales of cassava bread, the product many women in my village depend on to sustain their families,” Toshao Cornelius said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.Ohio State University studyMeanwhile, a study by the Ohio State University in 2003 found that cassava is the third-most important food source in tropical countries, but it has one major problem; the roots and leaves of poorly processed cassava plants contain a substance that, when eaten, can trigger the production of cyanide.The sweet varieties of cassava contain low quantities of hydrogen cyanide so detoxification prior to eating is normally not necessary. These are usually sold locally for household consumption. The bitter varieties of cassava have high hydrogen cyanide content, and must be processed before eating.last_img read more

Farrakhan calls for unity of religions

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “My time is up,” Farrakhan said in describing his exit from the leadership stage. The leader of 1995’s Million Man March said he is leaving at a time of great conflict in the world, citing the war in Iraq specifically, and that he believes God is angry with leaders who are putting politics and greed above serving their fellow man. He said President Bush should be impeached, or at least censured, for his “wicked policies” and urged young people to avoid joining a military that will have them “leave one way and come back another.” The downtown venue was not filled to capacity, but seats on the field and in the lower levels were packed. There were empty seats in the upper levels of the stadium. Anita Baker performed two songs before Farrakhan took the stage, and speakers from various religious and ethnic groups welcomed him. Among those on the stage behind him were U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.; Russell Simmons, hip-hop pioneer and entrepreneur; and Joe Shirley Jr., Navajo Nation president. DETROIT – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan stressed religious unity Sunday in what was expected to be his last major speech, saying the world is at war because Christians, Muslims and people of other faiths are divided. The 73-year-old Farrakhan told tens of thousands at Detroit’s Ford Field that Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad would embrace each other with love if they were on the stage behind him. “Our lips are full of praise, but our hearts are far removed from the prophets we all claim,” he said. “That’s why the world is in the shape that it’s in.” The fiery orator spoke for the first time since ceding leadership of the Nation of Islam movement last year due to illness. The speech at the home of the National Football League’s Detroit Lions capped the Nation’s three-day convention in the city where it was founded in 1930. last_img read more


first_imgHe has been taking a battering in the newspapers over his links to Fianna Fail and questions about his business dealings but two new opinion polls show that Sean Gallagher retains a strong lead over Michael D Higgins in the Presidential election.Polls due to appear in The Sunday Business Post and Sunday Times newspapers both show Mr Gallagher holding a commanding lead, with Mr Higgins trailing in second place.It seems however – despite the negative publicity – that Fianna Fail grassroots supporters are backing Gallagher, especially in Co Donegal. His father is from Killygordon. The Sunday Business Post / Red C poll has Mr Gallagher on 40%, up one point on last week’s figures.Mr Higgins, meanwhile, polls second at 26%, down one point.Martin McGuinness polls third with 13%, unchanged on last week, David Norris enjoys a three point rise to 10%, while Gay Mitchell is down two points to 6%.Dana Rosemary Scallon polls second from bottom at 3%, up one point, while Mary Davis suffers a two point drop to 2%. The poll was taken between Tuesday and Thursday of last week and asked the opinions of 1,000 voters.The Sunday Times’ poll, carried out between Sunday and Tuesday by Behaviour and Attitudes, also shows Mr Gallagher with a strong lead over the field.It places him on 38%, compared to 26% for Mr HigginsMr McGuinness again polls third with 17% while Mr Mitchell has the support of 8%. Mr Norris polls 6%, Ms Davis gets just 3% while Ms Scallon records a dismal 2% support.DONEGALDAILY.COM – FIRST AGAIN WITH ALL THE BREAKING NEWS STORIES IN DONEGAL POLLS PUT SON OF KILLYGORDON WITHIN REACH OF PRESIDENCY was last modified: October 23rd, 2011 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:opinion pollspresidencysean gallagherlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal man falsely imprisoned for three years is to release the story about his fight to clear his name tonight.Businessman Frank Shortt was a successful entrepreneur who owned one of the country’s most successful nightclubs.However his world fell apart when he was found guilty of allowing illegal drugs to be sold at The Point Inn, Quigley’s Point. He was subsequently jailed for three years.However Mr Shortt and his family never gave up hope that he would be found innocent.He was later released from prison by the High Court and the Supreme Court subsequently awarded him record damages of €4.7 million in damages.Now Mr Shortt has penned a memoir on how his world fell as well as his time behind bars. The deeply moving and personal story is contained in ‘Abuse of Power – Frank Shortt, a Memoir.’Guest of honour is Desmond Murphy SC who was a member of Frank’s legal team who fought to have him declared innocent.Mr. Justice John Murray described  the treatment of Frank Shortt thus: “Mr. Shortt’s experience was a tormenting saga of imprisonment, mental and physical deterioration, estrangement from family, loss of business, public and professional ignominy and despair.  He was sacrificed in order the assist the career ambitions of a number of members of the Garda. “Frank Shortt spent three long years in Mountjoy jail for crimes he did not commit, having been stitched up by two corrupt Gardaí. He lost his business and nearly lost his life.Frank vividly describes how he and his customers at The Point Inn in Co. Donegal were terrorised by masked Gardaí using sledge hammers to trash his nightclub. How the Gardaí used undercover members to target him and not drug dealersHow the Gardaí were determined to gain promotion by “catching” him out to be a person who allowed drugs to be sold in his clubHis horrific time in Mountjoy when only TM and the love of his wife Sally and family helped him retain his sanityHow a prisoner in the next cell was raped by fellow prisonersHow he was offered a “deal” by the State IF he would drop his conviction appealHow his family have suffered as a result of his imprisonmentHow his son Kristian had two attempts on his life and nearly diedHow the family continues to suffer to this day-Kristian cannot live in his home county ever again for fear of being killedHow he and Sally lost their beloved first son in a drowning accident in MexicoHow he and his family have still not received an apology from the GardaíThe story of Frank Shortt is a riveting one that exposes once again how those in positions of authority and power can abuse that power in pursuit of their own personal aims and ambition. And how the system fails to ensure that they can do it with impunity.“Abuse of Power-a memoir by Frank Shortt” is a book that must be read by everybody who cares about our justice system and how we must be vigilant at all times to ensure that miscarriages of justice must be eliminated as far as is humanly possible.“Abuse of Power-a memoir by Frank Shortt” is published by Shorttforefathers Publishing and is available  to purchase on www.  The book, which is available on will be launched in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny at 6pm this evening. FRANK SHORTT TO UNVEIL HIS PRISON HELL AT BOOK LAUNCH TONIGHT was last modified: June 8th, 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:Abuse of PowerFrank Shorttlast_img read more

Prime time for Eastern Sierra

first_imgASPENDELL – October is when Southern Californians tend to stop heading to the Eastern Sierra for weekend adventures. Yet there might be no better time to tackle the region – at least its backcountry. Although temperatures have fallen and snow is a possibility in higher elevations, the backcountry still is in great shape for weekend warriors to embark on some of the most beautiful scenery the lower 48 has to offer. 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The trek commences at South Lake, near Boiler Cove. There’s a parking area reserved for backpackers and a well-signed trailhead. Pick up the trailhead, and you’ll gradually climb along South Lake’s southern shoreline, where you’ll come to the boundary of the John Muir Wilderness after eight-tenths of a mile. Instead of breaking right and heading to the Treasure Lakes, stay left and continue toward Bishop Pass. Keep walking through the heavily pined area for roughly one mile, to the next junction. If you choose to break left, you’ll have the option of visiting Marie Louise Lakes, Bull Lake, the Chocolate Lakes and Ruwau Lake. Stay left, toward Bishop Pass, and in less than five minutes the flat, grassy shoreline of Long Lake will appear. From Long, a web of lakes is easily reachable. Within a 30-minute hike is Saddlerock Lake, Ledge Lake, Bishop Lake, Spearhead Lake, Margaret Lake, Timberline Tarns Lakes and Hurd Lake. Some backpackers choose to climb over Bishop Pass and head into Sequoia National Park, but that requires a substantial effort and isn’t advised for a weekend trip. Heading further into the backcountry isn’t necessary – there’s more than enough to keep you busy in this basin. Chris Shaffer covers the outdoors for the Daily News. He can be reached at center_img Less than four hours from Greater L.A., there are dozens of trailheads that provide access into the high country by foot or horse. And with lakes less than two miles from the trailhead, it’s difficult to overlook the South Fork of Bishop Creek Drainage below Bishop Pass. The elevation in this area ranges from 10,300 to nearly 11,400 feet. Heading into the John Muir Wilderness from South Lake provides backpackers the option of visiting more than 15 lakes on a weekend trip. More than half of these waters rest below the tree line and are bordered by lush streams, delicate scenic meadows and hungry rainbow and brook trout. You couldn’t find a better beginner-backpacking trip. The hike is short, the scenery is exceptional, and crowds won’t be a huge problem – they are on most popular trailheads. last_img read more

Bowl game schedule: Times and TV, including College National Championship

first_imgSaturday, Dec. 15 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, Atlanta:  North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State. 9 a.m. Pacific, ABCNew Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque: North Texas vs. Utah State, 11 a.m. Pacific, ESPNAutoNation Cure Bowl, Orlando: Tulane vs. Louisiana, 11:30 a.m. Pacific, CBSSNMitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas:  Fresno State vs. Arizona State, 12:30 p.m. Pacific, ABC Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama:  Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan, 2:30 p.m. …last_img read more

Moon Origins Not Set in Stone

first_imgThe leading theory for the origin of the moon has been for some time now that a massive object hit the Earth, and the debris formed the moon.  New Scientist reported one astronomer who doesn’t buy it.  “The collision has to be implausibly gentle,” said Peter Noerdlinger to the American Astronomical Society.  “You practically need someone to hold a Mars-sized object just above Earth and drop it, to avoid messing up Earth’s orbit.”    His theory returns to the old idea that the Earth and the moon both formed from a primordial nebula.  He adds a twist that the moon was ripped apart by a close encounter with the Earth, then re-formed without its iron core.  The iron was redeposited as a layer on the early Earth.  “This fits with evidence that the Earth acquired a veneer of iron after it formed, Noerdlinger says.”It’s premature to say whether Noerdlinger’s ideas will become accepted.  What’s notable at this time is that the accepted theory has problems, and that his theory seems even more ad hoc.    Positing an unknown body to come in just at the right time and velocity to make two bodies from one seems a tremendously lucky accident.  The glancing-impact theory was a post-Apollo invention to overcome big objections to the three other hypotheses: the primordial nebula hypothesis, the spin-off hypothesis, and the impact hypothesis.  Now, at least one astronomer feels the consensus theory is also too improbable.  But is his any better?  He has to envision a close encounter with just the right conditions to break up the moon and make the Earth steal its iron.    If nothing else, this article shows that people living today who weren’t there and don’t know everything have a hard time putting the pieces together.  There’s always a way out for them: believing in miraculous luck.  At least his miracle led to iron for the hemoglobin in his brain, and iron for the sword that defined human history.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Michigan legislature approves fully autonomous vehicle tests

first_imgRelated Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Tags:#American Center for Mobility#Autonomous car#Congress#Mcity#Michigan#Self-Driving David Curry A package of four bills that allow fully autonomous testing in Michigan were approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday.The bills make it legal for fully autonomous cars to drive without a driver inside and open up 122 miles of public road for testing. The legislature also approved a plan to redevelop Willow Run airport into a test site for self-driving vehicles.See Also: Toyota steers millions into University of Michigan AI projectSomeone must monitor the autonomous car, but they don’t have to be inside. This provides Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing apps with the opportunity to cut the driver and have a few technicians on hand to watch for failures in the system.Michigan has been relaxing laws on self-driving far quicker than other states, with the intention of bringing Silicon Valley dollars and jobs to the Rust Belt.Many self-driving automakers already in MichiganToyota, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, and Honda are already testing autonomous vehicles or investing in autonomous projects in Michigan. Toyota also co-owns, with the other four automakers, the American Center for Mobility, the organization in charge of redeveloping the Willow Run airport into an autonomous test site.Technology companies have been less receptive of Michigan. Uber has set up shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and both Google and Apple are sticking to San Francisco.Bringing automotive jobs back into Detroit has been an aim of Gov. Rick Snyder, who on Thursday thanked everyone that worked on the bills for ensuring that “Michigan is the new mobility leader of the world.”Michigan is not the only state pushing for relaxed autonomous vehicle laws, Florida, Nevada, Arizona, and California have all pushed laws aimed at making it easier for companies to test self-driving vehicles.center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more