Second-half substitute Horace Sharpe scored four minutes from time to salvage a point for Humble Lion, who played to a 1-1 draw with UWI in the opening Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) games of 2016 on Sunday.At the UWI Bowl, Girvon Brown fired the home team in front from the penalty spot after 23 minutes, after picking himself up from a foul inside the box.Sharpe, a former Arnett and Tivoli Gardens midfielder, has seen limited playing time since moving to the Clarendon outfit two seasons ago.But the 29-year-old believes the goal, which was his first goal of the season, should give the coaches a small reminder of his ability to find the net.”It’s always a great feeling to score, but I have not been playing much. So I told myself that if I get a run today (yesterday), I am going to do my best (to score). So it means a lot to me (to score), as this show the coaches that I can score goals. They just need to give me more opportunities and I can do more of this,” he told The Gleaner after the game.trying to buildThe former St Jago high player is now looking to build on what he did yesterday, so that he can demand more game time as the season progresses.”I want to continue on from this and score some goals, so I can get even more playing time as we move closer to the play-offs,” he added.Humble Lion controlled the tempo for the first half and should have equalised just past the half hour mark, but Francois Swaby’s overhead kick came off the post before being cleared.UWI looked dangerous through the first period, but wasted their chances to add to their tally.However, after the break, it was all Humble Lion.The visitors pinned their opponents in defence for the first 20-plus minutes, but squandered chance after chance to draw level, with Michael Moreland, Swaby, Jermaine Christian, and Sharpe, who came on as a second-half substitute, all missing good opportunities.UWI themselves had a great chance to kill the game off on 83 minutes after Brown left the Humble Lion defence for dead and crossed to Anthony Greenland, who mis-kicked, but the ball fell kindly to Jerondy Henry, who blasted over from eight yards.Minutes later, Humble Lion ventured down field, and when the ball came into the area, the lively Sharpe was on hand to help the ball past a desperate Leighton Donaldson in goal.Christian then had two great chances to give Humble Lion three points at the death. First he placed his shot wide of the target with only Donaldson to beat on 90 minutes, then in added time, the ball got stuck under his boot five yards out with Donaldson at his mercy.Both coaches thought it was a fair result.”We ended the game well. We took too long to get going. We really stepped up the tempo in the last 25 minutes and looked how we wanted to. It was just a pity we couldn’t get the winning goal in the end,” Humble Lion’s coach Vassell Reynolds surmised.UWI’s Marcel Gayle commented: “It ended up being a fair result and a fair game. We dominated the first half; they took over the second-half. But we stood up and could have taken three points.”Humble Lion stayed fourth with 23 points, while the point put UWI level with seventh-place Reno on 23 points.Meanwhile, Portmore reclaimed sole leadership of the standings after Javon East’s brace led them to a 5-1 beating of Reno at Juici Patties field. Portmore have 37 points, three clear of Montego Bay United, who play against Tivoli in the Monday night game.Cavalier returned to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Boys’ Town, and Harbour View and Rivoli drew 0-0 in the other games played yesterday.- Livingston Scott
PBA IMAGESBINAN, Laguna—Henry Walker scored 26 points that went with 11 rebounds in an easy Petron Saturday Special outing and led Blackwater to a 120-99 victory over Clumbian at Alonte Sports Center here for a shot at a twice-to-beat privilege in the first round of the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs, which the franchise can avail for the first time next weekend.Walker, an NBA veteran whose leadership has been the source of inspiration for Blackwater, played less than 29 minutes and the Elite led from start to finish to improve to 7-3 and make their clash with Phoenix Petroleum one for a quarterfinal bonus that several powerhouse teams in the field don’t even have a shot at anymore.ADVERTISEMENT Four locals tossed in 10 or more to back up Walker –who shot a perfect 9-for-9 from the field, counting three triples—as Blackwater denied the Dyip a respectable exit with a 10th loss against a win.“It’s a big game for us, the biggest game for this franchise,” coach Bong Ramos said as he failed to hide the excitement for the matchup that will happen at 4:30 p.m. next Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “There will be no Halloween break for us. We will spend the next days preparing for Phoenix.”FEATURED 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 ChrissRamos told the Inquirer that he sees no weaknesses in the Phoenix game and said that they would need to play their best defensive game of the conference to have a shot at beating Eugene Phelps and the Fuel Masters.“If we can play defense the way we want to, shut them down in a sense, makaka-tsamba kami (we’re going to get lucky),” he said of the match, which will also be a big one for his counterpart Louie Alas and his charges who are also seeking to give their franchise a first-ever twice-to-beat advantage. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES 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 La Salle stays in 3rd drops struggling FEU to 5th “I feel that my players are up to a game that big,” Ramos went on. “This is what we have been playing for. It’s going to be a good game for both teams.”Akeem Wright had 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Dyip, who ended another forgettable season.Meanwhile, Magnolia shoots for No. 1 seeding Sunday also at the Big Dome in Cubao when the Hotshots tangle with Barangay Ginebra in the game that has been the best crowd-drawing match-up of the league for years.The Hotshots have already secured a twice-to-beat privilege but are determined to turn back the Gin Kings and bag top ranking which would mean the lightest assignment in the quarterfinals—drawing the eighth-seeded qualifier.Ginebra coach Tim Cone is aware of that and will be shooting for a win at all cost in the 6:45 p.m. contest.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We need it for a top four position which in itself is critical,” Cone said as he and his Kings shoot to win this tournament for the third straight season.Alaska also shoots for a sure win-once advantage in the quarterfinals when the Aces, still licking the wounds of a 116-110 loss at the hands of NLEX on Friday, battle ousted NorthPort in the 4:30 p.m. game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments
By Alaskai Moore JohnsonThe Women NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) has commissioned a study on violence against women in three of Liberia’s 15 counties. A statement released by the women’s group said that the study is aimed at establishing available knowledge, perception, attitudes and causes of violence against women and girls in project communities. According to them, the study, which is also geared towards tracking the level and consequence of violence perpetrated against women and girls, was conducted in Grand Gedeh, Sinoe and Montserrado counties. They told this newspaper their research was to provide reliable quantitative and qualitative pieces of information that will enable WONGOSOL and her partners (IBIS – Liberia) to develop strategies and interventions aimed at fighting violence against women and girls. “Upon validation, this is going to set the basis for the ‘Violence Against Women and Girls Project’ that WONGOSOL will embark upon,” said Ms Eliza Dahn of WONGOSOL. She said that it will also provide a point of reference for comparison and understanding changes within the communities among target groups over a period of time.The study facilitated the use of evidence-based information for advocacy and to enhance understanding by stakeholders of the consequences of violence against women and girls. The Women NGO Secretariat hired 30 data collectors and divided them equally among the three counties where they conducted the research. The data collectors, among other things, were told to measure the frequency of incidences of violence experienced by women and girls and analyze the communities’ perceptions on the causes and consequences of violence. Meanwhile, as part of the fight for women’s rights, WONGOSOL, with funding from IBIS-Liberia, is currently working through the Southeastern Women’s Development Association (SEWODA) to implement a project titled: ACCESS TO JUSTICE HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENDINGDISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN LIBERIA. The project is slated for the southeast, specifically Grand Gedeh and Sinoe counties. WONGOSOL/SEWODA conducted a cross-generational dialogue focusing on violence against women in Sinoe County, while at the same time created awareness on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325/Liberian National Action Plan and the Convention Ending Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The dialogue brought together 25 participants including magistrates, representatives from the Liberian National Police, health workers, traditional leaders, women’s community-based organizations (CBOs), including rural women structures and young women from the community. Two other dialogues are expected to kick off soon in Grand Gedeh and Montserrado counties. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Shy singer J-Glo has made a landmark return with a new single focusing on the immigrant crisis in the world.In the new single titled “The Migrant”, the singer looks at the condition and treatment of migrants in other countries.The song is packaged with words like: “When we cross the ocean/we have no option/is their answers to our prayers/is their land we people care/only God knows the reason why innocent people have to die/risking their lives to cross the sea/sacrifice their lives ‘cause they want to be free…In a short interview with LIB Life, J-Glo said the words to the song were written by her mother after witnessing the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants.“Though it was my mom that wrote the lyrics, I had to arrange them to fit my style of singing. When I received the lyrics, I felt the pains these migrants have to go through on a daily basis. “The thing that is happening in their countries is not their fault, so I think the world needs to stop mistreating them. As an artist, it is my duty to speak on issues currently affecting the world,” said the passionate singer. J-Glo explained that she decided to feature Kizzy W, who is one of the nation’s best up and coming artists, because of his unique style of singing.“At first I had other artists in mind, but I was looking for artist that sings just like me. From my search, I picked Joel; but he was unavailable, so I decided to use Kizzy W instead,” she added. “The Migrant” was produced by Kizzy W for SOG Records, with instrumental provided by J-Glo.In a nutshell, the song touches the soul and encourages one to treat migrants and refugees as their own.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
–BYC slams IE 5-0Flashback: Fourth goal scorer Edward Ledlum being marked by ELWA United left-back Musa BahFollowing four consecutive draws since their last win against league leaders FC Fassel on February 5, 2017, the Shipping Boys of LISCR FC on Friday ended their winning drought after they defeated Watanga FC in a 4-3 entertaining encounter at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Striker Trokon Myers, who was in for injured striker Christopher Jackson, gave LISCR the lead in the 25th minute after sliding in to flip in the ball from about 5 yards. The second goal was secured by midfielder Sekou Sheriff in the 31st minute after Prince Urey past goalkeeper James Gellay to give Sheriff the assist.The goal was his second in as many matches.Watanga, though reduced to ten men in the 12th minute after goalkeeper Winston Sayouh was red carded for handling the ball outside of the 18 yards box during a one-on-one defense against striker Urey, did not give up being two goals down, but kept mounting pressure on LISCR with Marlee Roberts testing goalkeeper Tommy Songo’s goalkeeping skills thrice with long range strikes that were easy for the goalkeeper.Watanga finally pulled one back in the final minutes of the first half added time through Dweh Allison to reduce the score line to 2-1.LISCR picked up from where they stopped in the first half upon the resumption of the second, with newly signed Edward Ledlum getting his first goal just four minutes into the second session after he flipped in left-back Daniel Woto’s cross from the left flank.Seven minutes later (56th minute), Kelvin Potis got another consolation goal for Watanga after Carlos William traveled from his left-back position to deliver a cross that LISCR’s defense could not clear off their goal line.The match became an entertaining one as both teams kept creating chances and raising the tempo that saw supporters on the stands in an enthusiastic mood.LISCR, through midfielder Sherrif, Stephen Seameh and striker Myers had opportunities to increase their lead, but goalkeeper Gellay’s brilliant one-on-one goalkeeping skills denied Coach Tapha Manneh’s boys from getting a fourth goal.But goalkeeper Gellay was out of luck in the 70th minute after Prince Urey increased LISCR’s tally to four by slotting home a goal through Myers’ low assist.Watanga again pulled one back through a controversial goal in the 81st minute after an indirect free kick in LISCR’s penalty area that goalkeeper Songo cleared off his goal line; but center referee Isaac Montgomery pointed to the center, signaling a goal after consulting his assistant.The result means LISCR will maintain their fourth position on the league table with 24 points out of 13 matches after winning five and drawing eight, while Watanga remained in the seventh position with 17 points out of 13 matches.In the first encounter at the ATS, Jubilee and Keitrace shared points for the second time this season after a 1-1 draw that saw both teams maintaining their respective positions on the league table.Keitrace remained 5th on the table with 21 points out of 13 matches, while Jubilee maintained their 6th position with 19 points out of 13 matches.In Saturday’s fixture, it was another horrible moment for Liberia’s darling club, Invincible Eleven (IE), after they were slammed by champions Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) 5-0 at the ATS.BYC’s skipper Van-Dave Harmon got his second hat-trick of the season – the first was also scored against IE during in the first fixture on the Blue Field, when BYC defeated IE six goals to nil.Two goals from right-back Karleo Anderson and striker Mark Paye registered their names on the score sheet to secure the win for the Go Blue Boys after their humiliating exit from the CAF Confederation Cup.BYC has meanwhile reclaimed their second position from Monrovia Club Breweries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
An aggravated woman was on Friday required to answer to charges of damage to property and assault before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly.Shyconia Hilliman admitted that on August 13, 2017, at Baramita Street, South Ruimveldt Georgetown, she unlawfully damaged clothing valued at $100,000, property of David Wilkinson.Magistrate Daly read Hilliman another charge, which stated that there was a warrant for her arrest, and when apprehended by Police, she assaulted the arresting officer. Hilliman, in response to the charge, said: “I ain’t do nothing to no officer.”She was sentenced to three months’ jail on the first charge, and was fined $80,000 with an alternative of six months’ imprisonment on the second charge.The visibly upset woman then proceeded to shout, “Go to hell!” to the virtual complainant as she was being escorted out of the court room.
FORT NELSON, B.C. – Crews in Fort Nelson are trying to figure out who or what caused two suspicious fires over the past couple of days.At around 8:00 p.m. on Friday night, a call was made to the Northern Rockies Fire Rescue reporting that there was a fire in a log pile by the Muskwa River near the highway 97 bridge crossing.Fire Chief Gord McCleary says the fire appears to be deliberately set. McCleary believes it was set using a petroleum product. He says crews could smell petroleum as they were suppressing the fire and stopping it from spreading. – Advertisement -At 6:00 on Monday, another fire was reported in a grassy area between 53rd Ave West and 52nd Ave East. The fire was around 200 meters in length and was behind the Springhill and Hillside apartments which are by the hospital.Both fires are under investigation. Police are asking anyone who may have information on these fires to call the at 774-2777. If you see any other fires or smoke, call Northern Rockies Fire Rescue at 774-2222.
Furthermore, Wall Street doesn’t expect the credit turmoil will send a shockwave through other parts of the economy. The debt markets – roiled after defaults in subprime mortgages triggered a global aversion to risk – have remained mostly intact, and problems appear to have not spread to other asset classes. The credit markets appear to be relatively healthy compared with the anxieties that existed just a few months ago, especially with a number of big private equity deals receiving funding that many feared would never go through. There also appears to be little curb in consumer spending in the face of higher gas and food prices, and that only would be helped further if the Federal Reserve, as is widely expected, cuts rates at its Oct. 30 and 31 meeting. “Bull markets really don’t die of old age,” said Philip Dow, managing director of equity strategy at RBC Dain Rauscher. “The public might not be very bullish looking at what happened this week, but institutions are because there’s a feeling that you can’t miss the upside in trading.” He explained the market’s retreat on Friday creates a buying opportunity for stocks that some investors feel were oversold. Once investors absorb the brunt of the third quarter’s earnings releases, traders believe the market can rebound. Wall Street still has a ways to go before getting a full picture of how companies fared during the quarter. Of the 123 companies that reported through last week, 67 surpassed Wall Street estimates and 51 didn’t – down from 75 and 39, respectively, last year. Earnings disappointments from Dow components 3M Co., Honeywell Inc., and Caterpillar Inc. on Friday led to a steep drop in the index. But, traders said they still felt a bit of a balance with technology names such as Google Inc., Intel Corp., and Yahoo Inc. reporting better-than-expected results. The biggest drag on the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has been the banking industry, which accounts for about 19 percent of the index. But, for the most part, investors had pretty much expected that banks like Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. would take massive write-downs and impairment charges because of their exposure to the credit markets. Howard Silverblatt, Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst, still expects next year will see the return of the double-digit profit growth that ended in the second quarter. And investors are hanging on every word CEOs utter to determine how last summer’s credit problems harmed the economy. But, he said, there are still many variables. The fourth quarter outlook is changing as new earnings guidance emerges, as oil prices continue to rise, as the Federal Reserve October meeting gets closer, and of course, as every housing and employment number is released and restated, he said. “It’s going to be bumpy.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANALYSIS: Despite recent drops and pervasive turmoil, markets remain bullish. By Joe Bel Bruno THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – With all the predicaments facing the markets – credit growing scarcer, oil near a record $90 a barrel, home prices in the dumps – it would be logical if investors shoved money under their mattresses instead of into stocks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But logic doesn’t always prevail on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged almost 400 points on Friday, its fifth-straight loss for the week. Yet, Wall Street’s pundits did not waver on projections that share prices will rise again after companies finish reporting quarterly financial results. “There is a lot more people who are bullish than bearish, and there’s a mentality that even a pullback would create an opportunity to buy,” said Todd Leone, managing director of equity trading at Cowen & Co. Why is Wall Street so optimistic, although stocks took a hit Friday, with the Dow dropping 366.94, or 2.64 percent, to 13,522.02? While there are worries about the economy heading toward a mild recession, investors are still energized by the potential for U.S. companies to grow. Companies might have had their most challenging quarter in five years, but they are still sitting on large cash stockpiles – and those with international units are able to take advantage of growth abroad.
Councillors have blasted the criteria used to select roads for improvement works under the Local Improvement Schemes (LIS).€248,000 has been allocated to the Letterkenny Municipal District under the scheme and the Council have received 264 applications.Councillors had a workshop on Tuesday morning, prior to the monthly MD meeting, and they will reconvene again on Thursday morning for another workshop to discuss the criteria and the figures. Letterkenny MD members were angered when they weren’t furnished with information at the meeting on Tuesday.“There is a total lack of respect here for the role of the public representative,” Fianna Fáil Councillor Ciaran Brogan said.“I’m not so sure where this is going. We spent a couple of hours this morning and a huge amount of concerns were aired and now we’re told nothing has been done.“You can do so much on a mobile phone…you can get a taxi, book a flight, but we can’t get this information? It leaves serious questions at the door of the roads people.” Independent Councillor John O’Donnell proposed that the meeting be adjourned for a period in order to obtain the information.His proposal was seconded by Councillor Brogan.“We want to go back to the people and explain to them why they haven’t met the criteria,” Councillor O’Donnell said.“We need to get the information so we can get back out to the electorate again.”Councillor Brogan said: “If the effort was made to get this at the start of the discussion, the information could be here.” Fergal Doherty, Area Manager, Roads and Transportation said it would take around two hours to get the list compiled.Councillor Ian McGarvey branded it a ‘joke’.“Look at how many people will be disappointed,” Councillor McGarvey said.“We need to put into perspective what we are arguing with here. We are discussing only 17 cases out of 264 applications: five in Carrigart, six in Letterkenny and six in Fanad. “You can understand the frustration from someone like me. There are two things in life – nonsense and reality. This is reality. No matter how long we talk about this, we can’t do very much about it.”Fianna Fáil Councillor James Pat McDaid said the manner in which the decision to allocate the money was made had ’stripped the powers from the local councillor’.He said: “We are just here to rubber stamp it all. We are up and down the byways, in and out of the houses. We know how bad the roads are. We are not being given any consideration whatsoever. We are just a nuisance in here.“It is very frustrating. The role of the County Councillor is getting less and less all the time.”Councillor Brogan said €2.5 million had been allocated to Donegal for LIS works, but that only €1million had been applied for.He said: “The LIS scheme is massive for Donegal and was announced with great fanfare when it was being re-introduced. When I visited people, I told them I was very sceptical.“Someone on the executive in Lifford decided not to apply for the full amount. Who are we fooling?“The criteria we got this morning was nonsense. The tail is wagging the dog. I have absolutely no confidence in this.”Council Director of Services Liam Ward said he was concerned about ‘some of the commentary’.“People have referenced arrogance and a lack of accountability, but I don’t think that is a fair charge to level at any member of the executive.”‘Tail is wagging the dog’ – Councillors angered on issue of roads funding was last modified: October 11th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Councillor Ciaran BroganCouncillor Ian McGarveyCouncillor James Pat McDaidCouncillor John O’DonnellDonegal County CouncilFergal DohertyletterkennyLetterkenny Municipal DistrictlisLocal Improvement Schemes
Why are humans so good at endurance running? According to Dan Lieberman of Harvard, “our body shape evolved to allow our ancestors to run long distances, and reach animal carcasses before other scavengers.” He figured that “chasing animals until they collapse from exhaustion yields more meat per hunt than hunting with spears or a bow and arrow.” Lieberman did not explain why the prey didn’t follow suit, or why other predators didn’t pick up on this winning strategy. See the 11/18/2004 entry for details on the anatomical specializations humans have for endurance running compared to other mammals. Everything from the shoulder girdle, neck angle, buttocks, feet, thermal regulation system and balance organs are involved in this distinctively human capability. If humans evolved from non-endurance-running knuckle-walkers in six million years, how many functional mutations per generation would that have required?Evolution is not a science, it’s a game for public amusement. Anyone can play. You don’t even have to be a scientist. The rules are simple:Assume evolution.Observe a fact.Make up a story to fit the fact into the assumption.Once you master these rules, you will understand the vast majority of evolutionary research. In the scientific journals there are lots of big words to make it look smarter, but really, this is the gist of the game. Now you know why so many lazy scientists choose to go into this line of work (see 12/22/2003 commentary). It’s just a grown-up version of our old childhood game of make-believe. Make-believe has two meanings. The first means pretending things that don’t have to be true – just entertaining, for the sheer fun of imagining things. The second meaning is more sinister. It’s imposing a belief, by force, onto the imaginations of others, such as in public schools, where no alternatives to the evolutionary stories are ever allowed, in order to make students believe whether they want to or not, if they want to get a passing grade. Play the game in school if you have to to get by. Nobody, though, can make you believe something ridiculous.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0