High Mountain Coffee Road Race 10K champion Dayne Graham said he had been plotting and training to defeat last year’s winner, Andrew Brodeur, for the last two years.Graham watched the American walk away with the top prize for two consecutive years.”For the last two years, I have been training and telling myself that I am going to come for that white guy big and serious, and I know that I was going to beat him because I need it. I know I was going to beat him because I have the energy, and everything and I did. I beat him today,” said Graham.”Nobody expected me to win, but I was confident in myself to know that I was going to win this race, no ifs, no buts. I know my feet are working and I am fit and in very good condition. That’s why I won this race,” he said.St Jago youngster Phaleetio Green led most of the journey up the hill, closely pursued by Broduer, who eventually passed him at the top of the hill and was eventually joined by Graham for the downhill trek.Graham and Brodeur stayed together for another two kilometres before Graham started making distance between them. By the time they left Kendal, Graham was almost 100m ahead of the defending champion, with about two kilometres to go.The St Mary native, showing remarkable energy and stamina, maintained his pace to finish in 32.28 minutes, 15 seconds, ahead of Kirk Brown (32.43), who overtook Broduer (32.44) on the final stretch to claim second.ALWAYS IN CONTROLGraham, who was third in 2015 and fourth in 2014, said that the American never gave him the challenge he expected and that he was always in control of the race.”I stayed with him; I had him. At one time, I had to give him some water because he didn’t have any water. I even ‘buss’ (opened) the water for him. I just had the race my way because I need it. I stayed beside him like I was tracking (jogging), and I had him from there as I saw that I could give a strong finish and take it.”Up on the hill, I saw I could handle him. When I was going downhill to the flat, I knew I would get him there because I am good there, and that is where I conquered him,” he said.Graham also had a lot of encouragement from the locals, especially females, on his way to victory.”The policeman (race guide) helped me a lot and I respect that,” he noted.Graham has been racing on the circuit for the last three years. His first success came in the 2015 Reggae Marathon, and Sunday’s win was the biggest of the 29-year-old’s career.”I have been doing it for three years. Never went to any big high school, but I just run same way. Then I linked up with Andrew Gutzmore, and he made me run some 5Ks until I got perfect, and right now, I am fit like a fiddle, so I won’t stop,” he said.Broduer, who flew in the day before, offered no excuses.”It was a little more pressure going in, winning the last couple of years. But it’s anybody’s race on any day,” he said.”They were just better. They had a lot better strategy going in and they executed perfectly. They did awesome,” Brodeur continued. “Usually, I have a little more spring in my step at about five or six K as that is where a winner makes his move, but all that room between me (and Graham) and I just had nothing to respond with. I was surprised to be in that position as I thought I was in much better shape.”
Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “For us, it was bad news because Alex is a major part of our team,” Heruela said after helping tbe Beermen fend off the Batang Pier for their fifth consecutive win in as many games. “On my part, I’m just thankful for the opportunity and the trust that coach Leo (Austria) and the rest of the coaching staff and management gave me. Guys off the bench we just stay ready and step up to the challenge.”Heruela put on a show with 17 points, five assists and six steals off the bench.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 folkHe teamed up with June Mar Fajardo to lead an 18-0 blast in the last five minutes where San Miguel broke loose from a closely contested duel that had 44 lead changes.“I’m proud of him. I keep telling him to always be ready and he stepped up tonight,” Fajardo said of Heruela, who he was teammates with in college at University of Cebu. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Cabagnot, who has a partial tear in his right foot, is expected to miss three to four weeks, according to San Miguel coach Leo Austria.Heruela said Cabagnot’s absence means everyone must be ready to fill in the hole left by the crafty veteran, who is averaging 19 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game this conference.“Not just specifically for me but to all of the guys. We have to be always ready and we have to step up to the challenge. It’s a big void that Alex left so hopefully, we can able to cover it up until he gets back.”ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson D-League: JRU debuts in style with 29-point drubbing of Mila’s Lechon MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOn the eve of San Miguel Beer’s game against GlobalPort, Brian Heruela already knew that his opportunity will come on Wednesday night.With Alex Cabagnot out due to an injury, Heruela was the next man up and he made the most out of his chance.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
The Ministry of Labour has emphasized the need to focus on human development as part of an effort to ease unemployment.Speaking to newsmen on Thursday at a one day validation of the Decent Work Country Program held in Thinkers Village, outside Monrovia, the Deputy Minister for Planning and Human Resource Development, J. Levi Demmah, said the validation of the document would support the meeting of major challenges facing the country.According to him, the document, which focuses on the Decent Work Country Program, was developed by former Labor Minister Samuel Kofi Woods and the current administration decided to re-introduce it because it is essential for the entire work force of Liberia.“Today, from our survey conducted in 2010, we realize that most of the people we consider as having jobs are within the informal sector, amounting to 68%. People riding bikes, washing cars and others are not considered part of the work force,” he said.“Firstly, we are looking at the social dialogue and protection at the work place. As a country I will say that currently we are at the middle and there are many issues that are confronting the work force and we are working on them now through the framework,” he said.He added “We need to help some of them by taking them out of the informal sector and bringing them into the formal sector.”Mr. Demmah said issues of health and safety at the work place are also important, including, pension and injury compensation.He, however, attributed the large number of people in the informal sector to limited education and said it is one of the reasons a framework is important. The Ministry of Labor, he said, is also looking forward to the Decent Work Bill currently before the Legislature. “But Labor needs to have a framework that is supported by the International Labor Organization (ILO), to buttress the Ministry’s efforts in protecting the Liberian workforce,” he noted.He explained that Liberia could only benefit from the ILO if there was a framework that would support ideas to strengthen both employers and employees.Mr. Demmah said many people contend that jobs have been given to foreigners; and they also complain of capital flight. But, he explained, “There is the issue of capacity, which is also a serious problem for Liberia.” Mr. Demmah explained that it is difficult to find certain professionals for both the public and private sectors.He continued, “What we need to do is to make sure that people are prepared to take over some of the jobs foreigners are holding. And I can say that the framework is supporting the empowerment of the people.” Liberia, he said will be a middle income country according to Vision 2030, but noted, “We have to create the platform for those that will make it work.”He explained that since the document was developed in 2009 the Ministry did not validate or executed it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– several local companies on listSciMed, Western Scientific among local companies blacklisted by IDBTrinidadian companies, Scientific and Medical Products Limited (SciMed) and Western Scientific Company Limited operating in Guyana were debarred by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for fraud and collusion practices on local projects funded by the Bank. Scientific and Medical Products Limited (SciMed) was debarred from March 31, 2016 to October 15, 2020 for fraudulent practices. The company is a distributor of laboratory and process equipment, and exclusively represents a number of leading manufacturers in the UK.Additionally, another four-year sanction over the same period was meted out to Western Scientific Company Limited also over fraudulent practices. This Trinidadian company is a marketing, sales and distribution firm specialising in the areas of scientific, clinical/medical, furniture, audio-visual, education, technical service and consultancy.President of Western Scientific Company Edwin Mackoon (second from right) signing a contract in Guyana (GINA photo)Meanwhile, former head of the Citizen Security Programme, Khemraj Rai, is among several entities, including individuals and firms, who have been debarred by the IDB.According to the IDB, these firms and individuals were sanctioned by the IDB Group’s Sanctions Committee because they were found to have engaged in fraud, corruption, collusion, coercion, or obstruction in violation of the IDB Group’s anti-corruption policies.The list, which is published on the Bank’s website, named three individuals and two firms from Guyana as well as two individuals and two firms from Trinidad that were involved in IDB funded-projects in Guyana and who were debarred from working on any projects funded by the Bank over a period of time.The IDB has sanctioned Abel Khemraj Rai for eight years, that is, from August 23, 2016 to August 22, 2024 for “fraudulent and collusive practices”.Rai had resigned from the IDB-funded US$19.8 million Citizen Security Programme in 2013 after there were allegations that he used his position to grant contracts to himself using someone else’s name. IDB had sent a team down to Guyana to investigate the allegations made by a former construction supervisor under the project, Viddiadat Jaisari.It was reported that a company was set up to benefit from small contracts and was in the name of the West Coast Berbice contractor. The company had a joint bank account with Rai as one of the principals.However, Jaisari had alleged that his company’s name was being used to bid for contracts, reportedly without his knowledge. He had claimed that Rai mostly managed and withdrew money from the account of the company under his (Jaisari’s) name.Also debarred from IDB projects was West Coast Berbice farmer Siddhartha Rai, who was sanctioned from June 30, 2016 to June 29, 2019 for collusive practices. His companies Sidrai Radiators Works and Sidrai Enterprises were the two local firms also sanctioned for collusive practices over the same three-year period.The other Guyanese debarred from IDB-funded projects was Ron Jaisari, who was sanctioned from June 30, 2016 until June 29, 2022 over collusive and fraudulent practices.Mario Ricard Dell and Edwin K Mackoon, both of Trinidad, were debarred over fraudulent practices for a period spanning March 31, 2016 to October 15, 2020.The IDB noted that the findings against these firms and individuals were made through an administrative process that permitted the accused firms and/or individuals to respond to the allegations pursuant to the Sanctions Procedures. Sanctions are meant to prevent and deter fraud and corruption in IDB Group-financed activities.The Sanctions Committee may impose any sanction that it deems to be appropriate under the circumstances, including but not limited to reprimand, conditions on future contracting and debarment. Debarred firms are declared ineligible to be awarded and participate in any IDB-financed contract for the periods indicated.Ineligibility may extend to any firm or individual who directly or indirectly controls the debarred firm or any firm which the debarred firm directly or indirectly controls. In the case of a debarred individual, ineligibility may extend to any firm which the debarred individual directly or indirectly controls.
School Administrators Don Irwin and Robert Carroll say “independent schools have the choice of full- or part-time and we surveyed the new Kindergarten parents and the large majority preferred part-time, so we are going with part-time.” A Fort St. John elementary school is deciding to do things differently for the upcoming school year.For the 2011/2012 school year, Fort St. John’s Christian Life School will be switching the schedule of its Kindergarten class from full, to part-time. The upcoming school year will have Kindergarten classes take place on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Christian Life School will be the only school in Fort St. John with a part-time Kindergarten program and is only one of a few schools within the province to follow this format. For more information on the new part-time program, please visit the school’s official website, or call 250-785-1437.- Advertisement –
0Shares0000Alaves’ Enzo Zidane Fernandez (L) fights for the ball with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi during their La Liga match at the Mendizorroza stadium in Vitoria on August 26, 2017 © AFP/File / Ander GILLENEAMADRID, Spain, Sep 23 – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will go up against his son Enzo for the first time when he takes his struggling Spanish champions to Alaves on Saturday.Midfielder Enzo, 22, left Real’s reserve team in the close season in search of first-team football at Alaves, where he has made two La Liga appearances so far. But with his side already seven points behind early league leaders Barcelona and in desperate need of points, Zinedine will put his job over family ties.“I hope he (Enzo) doesn’t score, we’ve got to look after our interests,” said the 1998 World Cup winner.“I don’t know if it’ll be strange to be up against him but I’m happy for him because he’s doing a good job.“I haven’t thought about it much. I’ll have my own feelings but the match is Alaves against Real Madrid, that’s the most important thing for me.”For all Real’s early seasons struggles, Enzo has had it worse as he has played just 71 minutes despite Alaves failing to register a point or even score a goal so far this season.Veteran Italian coach Gianni De Biasi takes charge for the first time against the European champions following the sacking of Luis Zubeldia.And Enzo is hoping Alaves’ can kickstart their season, even if it comes at the expense of the club coached by his father and who he played for from the age of eight until just a few months ago.“It is a special game, it is against my team since I was young,” Enzo told Alaves’ website.“It will be strange, but also beautiful. I am desperate to play and let’s see if we can take a point off them.”Zidane’s 19-year-old son Luca is also in the Real squad as third-choice goalkeeper, and like Enzo, he has played for the French Under-19 team, while his younger brothers Theo (15) and Elyaz (11) also play in Real youth sides.Former Ballon d’Or winner Zidane said that he has not had a hands-on approach with Enzo’s career since he left the Santiago Bernabeu, after giving him his Real debut in a Copa Del Rey match last year, in which he scored.“Enzo is very competitive, as am I. I’m watching his development as a player but I speak to him as a dad,” he added.“I’m not his coach, I’m his dad and I don’t have to give him anything in terms of football. When we speak, it’s nothing more than a father-son relationship.”Enzo admitted his first role model was his dad, but that it is the skills of Madrid midfielder Luka Modric he now tries to emulate.“As a reference I have always had my dad because he is my dad and he was a great player,” he added.“But of the current players my reference is Modric. He makes football look beautiful, I had the luck to share a dressing room with him last year to see him up close and learn from him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Sir Alex Ferguson during his playing days We all remember how good Sir Alex Ferguson was as a manager for Manchester United but not many football fans have seen him in action as a player.He wasn’t half bad either, playing as a striker for Scottish sides like Dunfermline, Falkirk and most notably Rangers.During his spell at Ibrox he hit 35 goals in 66 matches, before a mistake in the 1969 Scottish Cup final, where he allegedly failed to mark Celtic captain Billy McNeill, saw him leave the club.But, as the record books show, Ferguson was a brilliant frontman and you can see him scoring against Aberdeen back in 1968 in the clip below…
Wants to go on air – O’LearyLOCAL radio has been rocked this morning with the news that Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has made a last minute bid for the radio franchise for north Donegal.Highland Radio is bidding to add another 10 years to its 24 years on the air covering the north of the county.But former Highland man Charlie Collins is hoping his DLFM station will be on air from September. Both sides gave oral presentations in Letterkenny yesterday.Now a loophole in the regulations of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has allowed a third bid, with a consortium financed by O’Leary making a submission later today.O’Leary’s granny is from Ardara and he has two uncles living in Malin; it’s understood several wealthy cousins – one with a gold mining business in Carndonagh – urged him to get behind the third bid which is believed to be called Tir Chonaill FM.One novel idea included in the bid is not to have a permanent studio, but to follow the example of the banks and go mobile, broadcasting from different villages and townlands every day from the mobile studio. Listeners will be able to sit in part of the mobile studio for €1 and watch presenters in action. Listeners wanting larger seats will have to pay €2 extra. The money will help to offset the decline in radio advertising revenue.O’Leary himself is said to be considering doing a live morning programme “but only during the summer months.”One insider at TCFM told Donegal Daily: “We are delighted Michael is behind the whole idea. The airwaves in Donegal will never be the same again.“He’s hoping to take over the Ocean FM franchise too, bringing the county together under one banner.”He said the slogan – A County Once Again – could help TCFM win the deals. “There will be no Derry news whatsoever on the station,” said the insider.Last night we managed to find O’Leary’s granny Mary in Ardara, pictured left.She approves of her grandson’s license bid, saying: “Cool. I like bit of metal music myself but I do hope Michael keeps playing Daniel O’Donnell.”The BAI said Section 5, subsection 23, paragraph 1a,c of its code allowed for late bids and an announcement on TCFM would be made just after noon today. However sources at DLFM and Highland say they are confident O’Leary’s bid will be scuppered.“It will never take off,” said one source at Mountain Top.SHOCK LAST MINUTE BID FOR DONEGAL RADIO LICENSE FROM RYANAIR BOSS was last modified: March 31st, 2014 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:DLFMHighland Radionmichael o’learyradio bid
A 29 year old Letterkenny woman has appeared in court on a litany of shoplifting offences.Julie Stokes was caught on CCTV stealing a number of items including alcohol form Kelly’s Centra at Mountaintop, perfume from Magee’s Chemist and clothing from Dunnes Stores.The court heard that Ms Stokes had 19 previous charges for theft. Solicitor Patsy Gallagher told Letterkenny District Court that Ms Stokes is well known to all Gardai in the area.Mr Gallagher added that Ms Stokes was currently in jail and was battling to beat her alcohol addictions.The court also heard that four of the alleged theft offences were committed while Stokes was on temporary release.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher revealed that Ms Stokes had been accepted onto an addictions course which started in June and asked Judge Kelly to give Ms Stokes a chance to attend the course.Judge Kelly said his hands were tied but adjourned the case until May 27th.WOMAN APPEARS IN COURT ON SPATE OF SHOPLIFTING CHARGES was last modified: March 25th, 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:Julie StokesLetterkenny District Courtshoplifting
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsHe announced himself and rattled on the gate, and hearing nothing, entered the yard to read the meter. Two pit bulls attacked. They had been abandoned and hadn’t been fed for about two weeks, Lopez said. “They saw me and saw a big piece of carne asada,” he said. Lopez said he fought the dogs off with the stick and a can of pepper spray, but it took him a month to recover from lacerations on his right leg and wrist. Monday marks the start of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, when postal workers and others try to raise awareness of responsible dog ownership. Victor Lopez walks briskly from house to house, carrying a bright yellow piece of PVC pipe with a tennis ball stuck on the end. It’s his “dog stick,” although on a warm weekday morning it seemed more useful for brushing aside bushes that obscured a Southern California Edison meter. The lightweight stick doesn’t look as if it would do much damage to a dog, but Lopez said it could be used to deflect a dog bite if the animal attacks – as two pit bulls decided to do to him four years ago. Lopez, 30, said he was entering the yard of an vacant house in Baldwin Park whose tenants had been evicted. While small children, the elderly and letter carriers are listed as the most common victims of dog bites, meter readers are also vulnerable because they must enter people’s back yards, intruding on a dog’s territory. So far this year, six Southern California Edison meter readers have been bitten, and last year there were 23 dog bites, according to Tom Boyd of SCE’s corporate communications department. Lopez, who has been a meter reader eight years, wishes people would pay attention to the meter-reading dates listed on their bills, especially if they know their dog could be a problem. People can also put up a “Beware of Dog” sign, or call the company to let them know they have a dog, allowing meter readers to input the information on a handheld computer they carry around. Some dog owners swear their dogs just don’t like people in uniform. But Leri Hanson, owner of Long Beach-based California K9 Services, which offers safety classes for meter readers, said that is a myth. “It’s not that dogs don’t like uniforms; it’s that they don’t like what people in uniforms do,” she said. “People in uniforms are goal-oriented, and they have things hanging off their bodies like workbelts or tools. They’re the pool man, the telephone man, the gardener, and they are coming into \ territory.” Dogs also take cues from other neighborhood dogs. “Your dog knows the mailman is coming long before he gets to your house. They hear other dogs barking, and they know something exciting is happening,” she said. Hanson trains employees likely to encounter dogs how to tell a submissive dog from an aggressive one by its body language. Spaying or neutering dogs and behavioral training classes also help keep dogs from biting. Lopez uses binoculars to read meters from afar to avoid going into yards when he can. He said he is not traumatized by the attack. “If I was, I wouldn’t still be doing this,” he said. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!