NEW YORK (CMM):As part of ongoing preparations for the annual Penn Relays, Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) recently launched its 2016 season at a private reception held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston last Monday.A 20-member team travelled to the island to the annual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, which took place from March 15-19 at the National Stadium.Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid spoke of his admiration for the organisation, and wished for its continued success.Stephen Drummond, a special guest of TJB, presented a cheque for US$10,000 to the organisation and announced a major financial boost by his law firm, Drummond & Squillace, PLLC, to Herbert Morrison (of which he’s an alumnus) to provide free lunch for one year to the entire student body.Dervan Malcolm, a host on Power 106 FM and the extremely popular ‘Diaspora Live’ programme, was presented with the TJB Award for using that platform to give the diaspora a greater voice.Now in its 22nd year, TJB has over the years formed numerous strategic partnerships to support not only Jamaican athletes, but the schools from which many ofthem hail.Support for athletes at the annual Penn Relays Carnival, held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, includes meals, transportation, booking and coordinating hotel accommodation and chiropractic care.Having had the distinction of being the first Jamaican/Caribbean sponsor at the Penn Relays, TJB opened the doors and, consequently, the very lucrative Diaspora and mainstream markets to mega brands such as Grace Foods (now title sponsor), Jamaica Tourist Board, VMBS, LIME, Digicel, Jamaica National, Western Union/GKRS Money Services, Caribbean Food Delights, Golden Krust, Tower Isles and others, who now participate or have participated in the three-day carnival, gaining exposure to the over 115,000 spectators on hand and millions more through the NBC Saturday national broadcast.This year, the organisation welcomed on board Philadelphia International Medicine, which will provide two sports medicine physicians to assist with the care of the athletes at the Penn Relays on Saturday, April 30.The Penn Relays will be held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, from April 28-30.
Terence Crawford challenging Benavidez to back up his words FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 filer, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sassuolo, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress and depression because of the alleged 2009 attack in Las Vegas. Kathryn Mayorga’s attorney, Leslie Stovall, told reporters Wednesday that the psychiatrist’s medical opinion is that Mayorga’s psychological injuries made her “incompetent” to legally reach a non-disclosure settlement with Ronaldo’s representatives in 2010. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)LISBON, Portugal — Cristiano Ronaldo was left off Portugal’s national team squad for a pair of upcoming matches, the decision coming Thursday as the football great fights a rape allegation in the United States.Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who says the player assaulted her in Las Vegas in 2009. He has denied the accusation.ADVERTISEMENT Santos refused to give details of the conversation, nor would he comment on Ronaldo’s state of mind, saying the information was private and personal.Santos said he expected Ronaldo to play again for Portugal eventually.Ronaldo also missed Portugal’s first two post-World Cup matches last month, with Santos saying then that Ronaldo had only just moved to Italian club Juventus and was still settling down there.Santos used the 33-year-old team captain’s absence last month to try out younger players.Ronaldo, who is nearing the end of his playing career, is a national hero in Portugal and the country’s best-known celebrity.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ronaldo was left off the squad for Portugal’s second game in the UEFA Nations League at Poland on Oct. 11 and a friendly match in Glasgow against Scotland three days later.Portugal coach Fernando Santos said Ronaldo also will not be called up for the next round of international games in November.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 ChrissSantos said the decision was taken after a three-way conversation between him, Ronaldo and the head of the Portuguese soccer federation.“We agreed the player wouldn’t be available, wouldn’t be an option for selection,” Santos said. “For the next two squad selections, this one and the one next month, Ronaldo won’t be with us.” Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 He is the country’s most experienced player with 154 national team appearances, and its all-time highest scorer with 85 goals.Earlier Thursday, Ronaldo arrived at a Juventus practice session driving in a dark gray Mercedes with tinted windows. The practice was closed to the media.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments
‘He’s heaven sent’: Alex Cabagnot nothing but grateful to Yeng Guiao for Gilas chance Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I feel euphoric right now because I’ve sacrificed everything, I planned on entering the PBA Draft but I put it aside because I’ll do everything I can first for UP,” said Desiderio in Filipino.“It’s a nice feeling that I will give my all to UP and give my school a chance at the championship.”READ: Paul Desiderio etches a legacy of swag in UP’s loreDesiderio’s first season with UP ended in disaster after the Fighting Maroons finished with a 0-14 record in 2013, but that never handicapped his spirit.Desiderio began what has become Fighting Maroons’ battle cry “atin to!” when he shouted that declaration during a timeout before he hit the game-winner in UP’s 74-71 win over University of Santo Tomas in Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With everything stacked against University of the Philippines, Desiderio made sure that he was the one to wield that flaming sword and thrust it down the chest of Adamson University for the 89-87 win and the finals berth in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball.The Fighting Maroons trailed 84-78 with 2:39 left in overtime before Desiderio’s teammates clawed UP to an 84-all after Bright Akhuetie’s second chance layup with 1:09 left.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 ChrissREAD: UP Maroons head to first UAAP finals stint in 32 yearsThen Desiderio went to work, scoring UP’s last five points including the game-winner with 6.6 seconds left in the game. LATEST STORIES “There wasn’t a play, he just owned it, he really wanted that shot, and if you can see he had a lot of missed shots before that,” said Perasol in Filipino.That shot was his. The victory was theirs. Put it simply, Paul Desiderio has balls.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title UP head coach Bo Perasol said Desiderio’s clutch basket was borne out of pure guts especially when the Maroon captain was shooting at 3-of-19 at that point. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil And in the biggest game of his collegiate career, Desiderio embodied what that phrase is all about. Against the guy who had broken UP heart several times, Desiderio nailed the biggest shot of his life.READ: Adamson’s Manganti hits dagger against UP anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Strong finish nets Ababa Pradera classic golf crown “But I had stopped trying to convince him to retire,” she told reporters Friday afternoon.For #PacBroner updates, visit The Pacquiao Files.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ But he still managed to tip the scales at 146 lb at MGM Grand’s Garden Arena. Broner, who will try to wrest Pacquiao’s WBA belt, also made the cut at 146.5.Broner’s camp said he is a natural welterweight, just like Pacquiao, the eight-division champion who has fought at 147 in the last decade.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFilipino Jhack Tepora, one of the fighters in the undercard, lost his shot at a big-time fight when he flunked at the scales for his featherweight battle with Mexican Hugo Ruiz.He checked in at 131.5 lb, a whopping 5.5 lb over the limit, and blew his chance to fight for the WBA interim crown. 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 View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It’s all systems go for the bout between Manny Pacquiao (left) and Adrien Broner after the two fighters made the weight. —AFPLAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao has had little trouble making weight since ascending the 147-pound ranks.In fact, Team Pacquiao insiders said the 40-year-old Philippine senator was three pounds over the welterweight limit one day before Friday’s weigh-in for his duel with Adrien Broner.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ruiz had no problem as he weighed 125 lb. He will face a new opponent on Saturday.Tepora, who reportedly was 20 pounds overweight when he arrived from Manila last week, was six pounds over the limit 24 hours ago and had assured everyone that he could shed off the excess pounds in time for the weigh-in.Meanwhile, in one corner of the MGM Grand, Jinkee Pacquiao sat as her husband submitted himself for weigh-in for the 70th time in his glorious career.She has been there many times before that she knows exactly her spot: In the background, cheering from afar.Jinkee said she would like for her husband to hang up his gloves for good.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title
The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) recently announced that a series of manual and mechanical drainage works within the capital city are expected to commence within the next few weeks.A stretch of the channel which has been excavated up-to-dateThe project is expected to cost $163 million and will increase drainage capacity and significantly reduce flooding throughout the capital city of Georgetown.Three high capacity mobile drainage pumps will also be installed at Church Street, Sussex Street, and Ruimveldt to assist in reducing the occurrence of flooding.The NDIA officials have stated that the contracts have been approved for the cleaning of the city’s drainage channels, with manual cleaning operations totalling $71.9 million and mechanical cleaning operations totalling $91.6 million.These works will be executed on the primary drainage systems in Georgetown during this year.The NDIA will be collaborating with the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) to carry out the rehabilitation, operation and maintenance of the city’s primary drainage system as this was quoted by the Agriculture Minister.Drainage works being done on the La Penitence drainage channel“In 2019, NDIA will be responsible for 93,421 metres of main drainage canals in Georgetown, including the Downer/Liliendaal Pump Station Drain, South Road, and Ruimveldt North and South among others. An allocation of GY$274 million will be spent on Georgetown drainage for 2019,” Agriculture Minister Noel Holder said.NDIA’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Dave Hicks, said the Authority will also be involved in rehabilitating drainage channels in Georgetown. Hicks further noted that even as major works are expected to commence shortly, squatting activities continue to obstruct works of that nature in areas such as La Penitence.“We will also be using our equipment to rehabilitate the La Penitence South channel which is 5600 metres long. These works will be broken up into eight sections since the pontoon has to be demobilised and re-launched around bridges, main access roads and intersections… The NDIA was able to fabricate a mud bin on the pontoon and mount an excavator to carry out excavation works on the La Penitence South drainage channel,” Hicks said.Maintenance works will be carried out on other pumps in the capital city, which includes the seven mobile pumps and two fixed drainage pumps at Kitty and Liliendaal.The decision to have NDIA commence drainage works in Georgetown followed the recommendations of a Cabinet Sub-committee meeting which was chaired by the Agriculture Minister and also included Ministers of Public Infrastructure and Communities respectively.
-PAHO/WHO, Govt and stakeholders meet to discuss policiesAn integrated approach is what is needed to improve availability and access to quality medicines. This was the main focus at a two-day stakeholders’ meeting which commenced on Tuesday at Pegasus Hotel, Kingston.PAHO/WHO Resident Representative in Guyana, Dr William Adu-KrowWashington’s PAHO adviser, Dr Charles Preston on Regulatory System Strengthening in MedicinesThe Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) along with Guyana’s Public Health Ministry and the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) will be placing emphasis on the regulation systems which will guarantee the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines.Washington’s PAHO adviser on Regulatory System Strengthening in Medicines, Dr Charles Preston, at the opening ceremony noted that the main focus would be on the Regulatory System Strengthening in Guyana, a country which has been highlighted as a leader in the Caribbean region, for utilising and implementing sound practices in this regard.“We have registered medicines through the Caribbean regulatory system here in Guyana and also Guyana is also participating in the regional system for pharmacovigilance and post-market surveillance. So PAHO’s approach to countries in the Caribbean and small countries in general is to advocate that if they can to try to work together through these kind of more regional and collective approaches….one of the things that PAHO likes to try to focus on with smaller countries is that they can do a couple of key regulatory functions.”According to Dr Preston, one crucial element is the marketing authorisation of medicines, to ensure that medicines entering a country are safe, quality and effective.“What kind of systems do you need to put in place? The other thing we like to focus on is how do you monitor the medicines when they are in the market, what are the kinds of processes and procedures that need to be put in place. What happens if somebody identifies a substandard or falsified medicine, how does that get reported and the other thing we like to focus on is licensing and establishment.”Meanwhile, PAHO/WHO Resident Representative in Guyana, Dr William Adu-Krow noted that his organisation continues to support the Regulatory System Strengthening in Guyana as all stakeholders celebrate Guyana’s national regulatory authority as a leader on these issues in the Caribbean Community (Caricom).“The session will include in building on prior progress in key regulatory modules including legal and organisational framework, market authorisation, licensing of establishments, pharmacovigilance and post-market surveillance with the Government of Guyana and other key development systems stakeholders…The sessions will include various topics and discussions including to build up progress and further refine approaches.”He further noted that the discussions will also be based upon good distribution practices, and specific topic areas including cold-chain requirements as well as the development of an Action Plan for PAHO Guyana Cooperation on Regulation Systems Strengthening in 2020.“PAHO/WHO will continue to provide technical cooperation to improve access to safe, effective and quality assured medicines…” he added.(Kristen Macklingam)
It’s Monday morning again here at Media Box, with our heels firmly reattached and coffee in hand we are ready for yet another busy week ahead.And what a sporting week we have just had! The whole county woke up at bit brighter this morning after Donegal’s fantastic win yesterday against Tyrone…well done lads!On the topic of sport we are looking forward to another exciting game between Kavanagh’s SuperValu and Highland Radio in the much anticipated Charity Football Match on the 8th of July in Finn Park, Ballybofey. Kick off is at 7.30pm, so come along and cheer on your favourite team, enjoy the craic and help Kavanagh’s SuperValu reach their €30,000 goal in aid of the Donegal Hospice.Hope to see you there!We had to replace our designer heels this week as we set off to a fun filled photo shoot with Smyth’s Daleside Feeds to launch their “2012 Olympic Farming Championship” calendar competition. But never worry we took to the mill in true Media box style “farming in heels”!Stay tuned for more details on this exciting competition…Don’t forget to keep checking your Gallagher’s White Sliced Pan as the “Grab a Grand” competition is stirring great excitement and tingling taste buds throughout the county. This week’s draw will take place on the 30th of June and the lucky winner of €1000 will be announced. You never know it could be you! To add a little sunshine to our day this cloudy Monday we requested Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime ORIGINAL 1970 on Media Box Facebook page. Feel free to log on and join in: http://www.facebook.com/mobileprotection#!/mediabox.To conclude today’s insight to the inner workings of our office, no matter where the Media Box team is we always make time for tea…an insider’s secret to our success! And there goes the kettle again. Until next week…keep running in heels!The Media Box Team XMEDIA BOX BLOG: RUNNING IN HEELS was last modified: June 27th, 2011 by gregShare 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:MEDIA BOX BLOG: RUNNING IN HEELS
David Gray on stage at An GriananHE told fans – jokingly of course – that he might call his next album The Incredible David Gray.But no-one among those lucky enough to see him at An Grianan last night would argue one bit if he did.The English singer with a soft spot for Ireland (and we’ve one for him), brought his intimate gig tour to Co Donegal. And delivered a mesmerising performance.Gray apologised at the start by saying he was going to try out a few songs he’d written recently and which will appear on his next album.But he needn’t have apologised; every song old and new was beautifully delivered with his own unique voice and his own unique style.He opened with ‘Gulls’ and if that’s the calibre of his next collection, then it will be worth waiting for. ‘Skellig’ was equally impressive. Accompanied by a backing ban which included singer Lisa O’Neill (as well as a cellist) Gray went on to deliver a set which left his audience completely satisfied at the end, with some of the best numbers from his ground-breaking White Ladder album including ‘Sail Away’ thrown in for good measure.A superb performance from Gray – and a rare opportunity for fans to get so up close to one of ‘our’ greatest ever singer/songwriters.Get that album out soon David. THE INCREDIBLE DAVID GRAY THRILLS DONEGAL FANS was last modified: December 3rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:THE INCREDIBLE DAVID GRAY THRILLS DONEGAL FANS
Chairperson of Buncrana’s Own Children in Need Adrian McMyler has launched a blog titled ‘Life is for Living and for Giving’.The charity helps children who have long-term medical conditions. They assist their families financially and give children a much-needed boost by organising special hospital surprises. To date, the charity has donated over €12,000 to families in need.“I decided to take a big risk in starting a blog. I love the idea of having your own opinion and people listening to it. I love telling stories and recommending things. I am going to talk about local and national events I will go to or involved in, my charity, my summers travelling and about my life. My great family and friends and my journey in life,” he writes. Since establishing the blog, Adrian (17) has written a guide to visiting New York, and he also penned a motivational piece titled “A Dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat and determination and hard work…”He says: “If you really want to follow your dreams, nothing is ever going to stop you reaching your goals and dream in life but you have to take the stairs and work hard. It seems like a massive commitment but if you believe in yourself so much and don’t give up you could be the next international global success, this is my firm belief.“Some dreams come to my head, I love the idea but I know realistically I’m not suitable either to the person in the dream or the idea it might not be me. I might not think about it again, but some dreams come and gets really me excited about my journey in life. “I am 17 years old, I am extremely proud of myself for dreams I followed up on. I believed in myself and set goals and I reached my goals. I’m now planning bigger dreams you never know, all the dreams could be unsuccessful dreams, but I always look at the bright side of life and maybe like my dreams already which was successful it could go the same way and be a national success my dreams I hope to achieve someday.“My dreams would have been unsuccessful so far in my life if I did not surround myself with great people.“I am going to continue to dream big, work hard, stay focused, and continue to surround myself with good genuine people.”To read more of Adrian’s work you can find him by following this link:https://adrianmcmyler.wordpress.com/To learn more about his charity, Buncrana’s Own Children in Need, you can visit the charity’s Facebook page.Local charity founder launches blog was last modified: December 8th, 2017 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) Tags:adrian mc mylerBlogbuncranadonegal
Pedro and Nemanja Matic are back in the Chelsea starting line-up for the derby at White Hart Lane, where the Blues are looking to achieve a record 14th consecutive win in a fop-flight season.Matic was rested for the win over Stoke, while Pedro is available again after suspension.Their inclusions mean Cesc Fabregas and Willian drop to the substitutes’ bench.Tottenham defenders Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen return to the starting line-up after missing the win over Watford through suspension, while Mousa Dembele returns in midfield.Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Davies, Trippier, Wimmer, Sissoko, Winks, Son.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, HazardSubs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Zouma, Chalobah, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook