Barrett Jr eyes pro careerBuoyed by his Under-20 shot put record at the recent CARIFTA Games, outgoing Calabar High standout Warren Barrett Jr, says he is now focused on going professional and making a number of Jamaican teams in the coming years.Barrett threw a personal best of 19.97m to emphatically claim gold on the final day of the regional championships at the Grenada National Stadium, last week and is now looking forward to improving to the 20m range.Sanjae Lawrence of Jamaica produced 18.89m for silver and Josh Hazzard of Grenada got bronze with a throw of 17.18m.”It’s kind of expected because I put in the work in shot put. I just did what I had to,” he said of his exploits. “I would really like to go pro because I really like the sport.”Barrett, who will continue his studies at the University of the West Indies added: “(I will) continue training with my coach (Julian Robinson) and, hopefully, I will make a couple national teams this year and the year after.”Barrett said this summer he wants to make the team to the NACAC Junior Championships, which will provide added competition and challenges for him with the presence of athletes from regional powers such as the United States.”They have a couple of 20m guys and I am yet to surpass 20m and that is the ultimate aim. With competition, I am sure I will surpass it though,” he reasoned.Despite finishing a disappointing third in the shot put event at the recent ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, he said he was happy to turn the tables at the CARIFTA Games.”Mentally, I am very strong, so the disappointment at Champs it wasn’t really hindering me, I just had to forget that. Going into CARIFTA, I knew I was representing my country, so I had to lay it all down for my country,” he underlined.
View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The 30-year-old Slaughter has always been about the team before himself and it’s no different this time despite all the praise he got from Cone.“We pulled this thing off as a team. Everyone stepped up, everyone played their role. We came out here and put our egos aside, played our role and here we are,” he said.“It’s been 21 years since Ginebra won this championship and we’re able to stop a streak, stop San Miguel from going 7-for-7. They’ve been dominant. I’m just glad we’re able to show what we can do when we’re complete.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Spurs star Kane celebrates arrival of second child 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In the title-clinching Game 6, San Miguel’s stars Marcio Lassiter, Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot and Arwind Santos struggled mightily on the offensive end with Ginebra able to put defenders in front of them instead of collapsing on Fajardo.READ: In bizarre finals series, 30-point win ‘doesn’t secure’ Ginebra for Game 5“He (Slaughter) was the one guy who made them change the way they play,” Cone said. “Usually, they will just come down and feed June Mar over and over again but they just couldn’t do that consistently with Greg out there.”“They changed the way they played and that gave us a little bit of an edge. We were able to take them out at what they normally do.”Slaughter also put up the numbers. In Game 6, he had 13 points, nine rebounds and a block in nearly 40 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGreg Slaughter was sidelined with an ACL injury when Barangay Ginebra got outclassed by San Miguel Beer in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals in five games.Now healthy, Slaughter showed how much of a difference he makes for the Gin Kings, and the Beermen learned it the hard way in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think the guy that we didn’t really give enough credit to was Greg Slaughter. The energy that he played throughout the series against June Mar, he was the difference maker for us,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone Wednesday night after guiding the franchise to its 11th title and first Commissioner’s Cup crown in 21 years.READ: Ginebra dethrones San Miguel, cops PBA Commissioner’s Cup titleFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’With Slaughter in tow, Ginebra had someone to matchup with San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo, who had his way in their all-Filipino title duel.The Gin Kings were able to play Fajardo one-on-one that kept the Beermen’s shooters from getting open looks.
Two licensed diamond and gold mineral companies have been fined by the Liberian government for attempting to smuggle a large quantity of diamonds from the country.Golden Bar Trading and Golden Mass Trading were booked at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) last week while attempting to smuggle 751 ounces of gold aboard an Arik Air Flight en-route to Accra, Ghana.They have each been fined L$200,000 (US$2,353) by the government for failing to abide by customs regulation. On Monday, the companies agreed to pay the additional assessed amounts of US$4,000 into government revenue before proceeding to the Government of Liberia’s (GOL) Diamond Office at the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy to have their product re-certified for shipment in compliance with the Kimberly Process.Diamond smuggling is common in Africa, but the Liberian government has vowed to fight against the illicit trade which a major contributing factor for the underdevelopment of a number of diamond producing countries on the continent.The smugglers were arrested onboard the aircraft following tipoff from Liberia’s Minister of Finance Amara Konneh, who was en-route to Nigeria. According to eye witnesses, Mr. Konneh accidentally bumped into the hand luggage in the overhead cabin at the economy class of the aircraft where he chose to sit.While trying to locate space in the overhead compartment of the plane for his luggage, the eye witnesses explained, Mr. Konneh incidentally stumbled upon two very heavy bags. “Realizing the excessive weight of the bags, Minister Konneh immediately inquired for the owner of the luggage containing such excess weight that had taken up space meant for carryon luggage.”The owners of the luggage, names withheld, declared his ownership of the luggage and declared intimated to the Minister that the luggage was heavy because it contained gold.The Finance Minister begun more inquisitive by asking the owner whether all the necessary paper works were done consistent with the Kimberly process of certification, and that government’s tax requirements were met.The custodian of the luggage immediately began to exhibit suspicious behavior, thereby constraining the Minister of Finance to invite the intervention of the airline crew and airport security. A temporary confiscation of the product was immediately effected and the dealer was also held temporarily.Accordingly, a joint security team was left in charge of the investigation and subsequently found that Golden Bar Trading and Golden Mass Trading evaded airport customs procedures and under declared the value of the products by more than 135 ounce amounting to US$138,598, which would have resulted into US$4,000 losses in royalties for the government.As a result of this development, authorities of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy and the Bureau of Customs &Excise at the Ministry of Finance are expected to convene this week in an attempt to tighten gaps and loopholes in the system.As at March 2014, royalty on gold and diamonds projected at US$1.9 million dollars in the 2013/2014 national budget underperformed by US$1.1 million, with only US$819,000 dollars raised to date.The Ministry of Finance has meanwhile implored the public “to protect our natural resources and preserve the integrity of our Kimberly process.” The Ministry further warned dealers in gold and diamond products to pay government royalties and related fees, and stop evading customs procedures at the various ports of entry. There has no report of any criminal charges being brought against Golden Bar Trading and Golden Mass Trading apart from the fines since the arrest of their dealers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Head Coach Gary Alexander says he is hoping to see the team put forth the effort they are capable of. “Just 100 per cent effort. I don’t think we had it in either game against Peace River the last two times. We certainly blew the first period in the first game we had over there. We played maybe 60 per cent on Friday in town and it just wasn’t enough. We seem to have those up and downs and when we have a couple of downs we come back with a good effort the next time out so we are hoping to have that effort.”Travis McLean is expected to get the start in goal tonight for the Huskies. He’s 4-2 this year with a 3.50 goals against average, and a save percentage of .896.- Advertisement -Tonight’s game can be heard live on Moose FM with the pre-game show beginning at 8:15 p.m., and the opening face-off at 8:30.The Huskies return home for a game tomorrow at the North Peace Arena at 8 p.m. against the Slave Lake Wolves.
For more on the search, click here.Kienan Hebert was reported missing from Sparwood, B.C. Wednesday night. RCMP say they are also looking for 46-year-old Randall Hopley, a known sex offender, in connection with his possible abduction.Kienan Hebert is described as: Age: 3 years old Hair: Red Race: Caucasian Descriptors: He was last seen wearing a blue pair of “Scooby Doo” boxer shorts- Advertisement -Randall Peter Hopley is described as: Age: 46 Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Race: Caucasian Descriptors: He has a birthmark along his hairlineHopley may be driving a brown 1987 Toyota Camry, with B.C. license plate 0-9-8 – R-A-L.
“First of all I want to thank God for the victory. I want to thank my teammates for the effort they put in and the fans for coming out in large numbers and supporting us like they did. I am feeling so happy I don’t know what to say,” an excited Mohammed told Capital Sport after the game.Mohammed provided solid leadership at the back with Kenya thwarting the numerous Ghanaian threats and he says the players played as a unit and were there for each other every step of the way.“When we push, work hard and pray, everything is possible. I believed we can do it and the players believed too. That is what set us apart here today. We came knowing that we are facing a tough team and we needed to give more than 100pc,” further noted the skipper.The Harambee Stars starting team line up for a group photo before the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHis sentiments were shared by keeper Patrick Matasi who played a huge role in the win, saying they knew it was never going to be an easy tie and hence needed to pull up, especially with most of the first team stars out.“We maintained a very good tempo throughout the game and in our hearts, we knew we could get something. We played as a unit though we only had one week to prepare together,” further stated the keeper.Meanwhile both Matasi and Mohammed have admitted that being underrated by the Ghanaians and with most people not believing they could get anything off Ghana pushed them to work harder and prove the naysayers wrong.“Football has changed. These days, it is not just about names and countries. As a country we are improving because we have very good players and we showed that against Ghana. They came in here underrating us, but we had a plan and it worked,” Matasi said.Skipper Mohammed concurred adding; “It is always a motivation when people don’t believe in you. We knew we had to work hard to show what we have and show that indeed we are a good team. They underrated us but at the end of the day, we had three points.”The Harambee Stars players hurdle together in prayer before the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe victory now puts the team’s efforts of qualifying to the Nations Cup next year on track ahead of next month’s back to back ties against Ethiopia.“This victory has shown us it is possible. Ghana is not a small team and winning against them tells you that we have the faith. We will work hard in the remaining games to replicate this spirit,” added Mohammed.The team’s next focus though is on Tuesday when they face Malawi in a friendly at the Kasarani Stadium.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars captain Musa Mohammed and coach Sebastien Migne before the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 9 – Harambee Stars skipper Musa Mohammed lauded the belief and work-rate exhibited by his teammates as they pulled off a huge result on Saturday, beating Ghana 1-0 at the Kasarani Stadium in a 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.Nicholas Opoku’s own goal late in the first half proved to be the masterstroke as Kenya put her hopes of qualification back on track.
MONTEBELLO – The League of Women Voters of Whittier is hosting a Candidates’ Forum from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Quiet Cannon, 901 N. Via San Clemente. The forum for the offices of city clerk and treasurer will be held at 6 p.m. The candidates for the Montebello Unified School Board’s forum will be at 7 p..m. The final event of the evening will be the city council candidates’ forum will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The event will take place in Quiet Cannon’s Newmark Room. For information call (562) 947-5818
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A man was found with more than €1,000 of cannabis herb in a lunchbox at his home.Shane O’Donnell appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with the sale and supply of drugs. Garda Inspector Sean Grant said detectives called to O’Donnell’s home at McClure’s Terrace in Letterkenny on September 22nd, 2016.They found a HTC mobile phone which he claimed was owned by his girlfriend.However, when they woke the woman, she said it belonged to O’Donnell.Gardai found pictures of cannabis herb on the phone which was later found in a lunchbox outside on a window ledge.O’Donnell, who is now aged 28, was arrested and later admitted being involved in the sale and supply of drugs in the Letterkenny area.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Gordan Curley, said his client had been studying computers at the LYIT and had become addicted to drink and drugs.He was selling the drugs to feed his habit.Mr Curley said that since the incident, O’Donnell had cleaned himself up and was now a store manager working six days a week in Claremorris, Co Mayo.Judge Paul Kelly ordered a probation report be carried out on O’Donnell.Man had €1,000 of cannabis in lunchbox was last modified: October 24th, 2017 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:cannabiscourtdrugsletterkenny
DAVID Colhoun will be laid to rest beside his beloved mother this Sunday, his family announced today.The remains of the 22-year-old were found on Tuesday and Wednesday on the River Foyle, two miles downstream from his home town of Lifford.Yesterday we reported how the remains were positively identified as David’s after a post mortem. The Donegal man disappeared last May.His mum Josephine passed away just three months earlier last February.Gardai say David’s body will be released to his family tomorrow.His wake will take place at his father’s home in Lifford and his funeral Mass will take place Murlog Lifford on Sunday at 11am. Burial alongside his mother will take place afterwards in St Johnston. https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/02/29/its-him-gardai-confirm-remains-are-that-of-missing-david/ FUNERAL DETAILS: DAVID TO BE LAID TO REST BESIDE HIS MUM was last modified: March 1st, 2012 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:David ColhoundonegalfuneralFUNERAL DETAILS: DAVID TO BE LAID TO REST BESIDE HIS MUM