PENN RELAYS 2017 – Calabar smash 4x100m record

first_img    Kingston College were second in 39.74. PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania Calabar High are the new record holders for the high school boys 4×100 metres at the Penn Relays.   The experienced quartet of Tyreke Wilson, Christopher Taylor, Michael Stephens and DeJour Russell won the Championships of America high school event in 39.00 seconds this afternoon. The previous record of 39.63 was jointly held by Kingston College and Calabar.last_img

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As Lofa Senatorial Race Heats Up in Earnest

first_imgAs the Lofa County senatorial race heats up in earnest, two out of the multiple aspirants have begun to muscle in and put their resources to work.In a week-long survey and sampling of views from citizens and residents of Voinjama and Kolba Cities in Voinjama and Kolahun Districts, Counselors Steve Hamadu Zargo and Joseph Kolako Jallah have made their presence felt.The two distinguished Liberian lawyers are eyeing the single seat that is up for grabs in the pending senatorial elections slated for October this year.Henceforth, the two Liberian lawyers continue to parade the seven administrative districts, hoping to win the hearts and minds of their people.Opinions suggest that the aspirants are both great, but differ on every socio-economic and political front in Voinjama and Kolahun Districts in Lofa County.Opinions from administrative districts in Lofa County say that Cllr. Zargo leads the poll and currently is the front runner from Lofa.He lost the previous senatorial race to current Senator George Tamba Tengbeh though the race was fiercely contested amongst several candidates.In a similar situation from the past, Cllr. Jallah lost the election but has come back to contest in Lofa County.Since then, Cllr. Zargo has concentrated business people in Voinjama District some parts of Lofa County.Besides that, Cllr. Zargo has remained Lofa County. Said he: “I, Citizen Zargo believe that living with the citizens and doing what I can to uplift, is what I am about.”His work with county officials, chiefs, citizens, and residents towards making things better in Lofa County shows what his focus is.Cllr. Zargo has been identifying with student groups by providing motivation, encouragement and critically needed funds in the form of scholarships in some of the administrative districts in Lofa County.The practicing Liberian lawyer told the Daily Observer recently in Voinjama City, that the several investment initiatives in Lofa County are aimed at making improvements in all areas, including infrastructure. A majority of Cllr. Zargo’s assistants are people centered around community-driven projects in Lofa County.In a brief chat with a political youth activist in Voinjama City recently, he noted that Cllr. Zargo has socio-economically and politically managed to get hold of the political key to the pending senatorial contest in Lofa County.Youth activist Jallah Mulbah Baysah intimated that the several development initiatives undertaken by Cllr. Zargo and team speak volumes of his commitment and dedication to see Lofa County at another formidable level.Even in Salayea and Zorzor Districts, Cllr. Zargo has an eighty percent commanding lead in popular opinions from well established Liberian business people and keen development partners in that part of Lofa County.For his part, Cllr. Jallah according to some popular opinions in Kolba City in Kolahun District has done exceptionally well in the empowering of the educational sector of the district.However, several political pundits have pointed out that Cllr. Jallah needs to spread his political wings to all parts of Lofa County as demonstrated by Cllr. Steve Zargo of the Voinjama District.Meanwhile, many citizens and residents are of the opinion that the pending senatorial race and contest in Lofa County would mean putting money in the pockets of the electorate.At the same time Cllr. Jallah has visibly extended largess to his kinsmen and women at the Lofa Community College, providing critically-needed scholarship funds to some of the students.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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1,903,229 Voters Registered for Special Senatorial Election

first_imgThe Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC),  Jerome Korkoya, told a news conference at the NEC’s headquarters in Monrovia Tuesday that a total of 1,903,229 voters are registered and qualified to participate in this year’s Special Senatorial Election.Chairman Korkoya said the number represents a combination of figures from the 2011 Voter Registration Exercise and the 2014 Voter Roll Update Process.The total number of registered voters in 2011, NEC said, was 1,798,930 while the 2014 Voter Roll Update Exercise registered 104,710 new voters.Out of this number, NEC indicated; “986,190 (or 52%) are males, while 917,039 (or 48%) are females.”According to the NEC, Montserrado County has the highest number of registered voters, totaling 649,484 (or 34%) followed by Nimba with 241,903 registered voters (or 13%) based on results from both registration processes.Bong and Lofa Counties each have 178,866 and 164,203 respectively.  According to the NEC, Rivercess and River Gee Counties have the lowest numbers of registered voters, recorded at 31,550 and 31,515 (or 2% each), respectively.The NEC is scheduled to hold elections in the 15 counties for senators who were elected during the 2005 Special Elections in Liberia. Those senators’ tenures expire in January 2015. Two senators, Cletus Wortoson of Grand Kru and Fredrick Cherue of River Gee, have declined to seek re-election.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Mahdia miner murdered, body left on roadway

first_imgThe body of a young miner was in the wee hours of Monday morning found in the vicinity of Dagagoo Shop, Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) with suspected stab wound and marks of violence.Dead is Romel Daniels, 25, of Campbelltown, Mahdia.According to reports, Police in the area responded to a report of a body on the roadway. Upon arrival the Police found Daniels with a single stab wound to his abdomen and other marks of violence about his body.Upon the discovery, homicide detectives and crime scene officials visited the scene and collected several pieces of evidence. They also questioned several persons in respect of the stabbing incident. The body was taken to the Mahdia Mortuary, awaiting post mortem.The police are continuing their investigations into the murder and are pleading with possible eyewitnesses to come forward. They have not established a motive nor has anyone been arrested yet.last_img read more

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The city’s spine

first_imgGranada Hills Is this an asylum? Re “Deal in LAFD-hazing suit” (Sept. 22): If City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo was not so busy with his wife and insurance problems, maybe this would not have resulted in this mess. Where is our mayor? Is he in another protest or chasing women around City Hall? Oh, don’t worry, we will post another bond or get it from the Department of Water and Power. You know, there are a lot of seniors who at the end of the month eat dog and cat food till they receive their check. Who is running this nuthouse? – Allen Karpinski Studio City No business driving Re “Back-in parking may go in reverse” (Sept. 25): People who cannot back their cars into angled, straight or parallel parking (or any kind of parking) have no business being behind the wheel in the first place. – Sheila Cooley Van Nuys Still on Skid Row Re “Satellite Skid Rows” (Our Opinions, Sept. 26): While the Los Angeles Mission has been and remains supportive of our police officers working the Safer Cities beat, we are equally concerned about the need for additional services for the homeless. The Los Angeles Mission does not receive government funding, so the effects of the lag in government services directly affects our ability to help those needing services. We have seen a 20 percent to 30 percent increase in various service requests by those coming in for meals, clothing, showers and other services over the same period last year. Our emergency beds have been full nearly every night this summer, this even after increasing our beds by 30 last fall and “our lobby nights” program also offers more than 100 additional people a place for safe shelter. There are those who moved out of Skid Row, but there are way too many that remain in need of help and hope. – Herb Smith President/CEO Los Angeles Mission It is not a right Re “Valley clergy unite to back gay marriage” (Sept. 27): Despite California (and other states) repeatedly rejecting any kind of homosexual unions, the gay-agenda people keep trying to foist it on us. It is not a right, certainly does not have anything to do with freedom of religion as per the Rev. Jay Atkinson, nor is it on a par with civil rights. I am appalled that anyone in the leadership role of a church would condone this. The Episcopal Church has been thrown into chaos because of its decision. It is clearly stated in the Bible that homosexuality is a sin so why would we allow a union? We will never approve of it. Give it up. – Sandy Mantik Sylmar Investing in libraries After California’s fourth-graders scored the lowest in the country on a national reading test (NAEP) in 1992, California blamed whole language and instituted intensive systematic phonics. Scores released Sept. 25 show that California’s fourth-graders scored a dismal 209, in a virtual tie for last place with Mississippi (208) and Louisiana (207), far below the national average of 220. Whole language wasn’t the problem, and phonics wasn’t the solution. California has the worst public and school libraries in the U.S. California continues to ignore research showing that investing in libraries results in higher reading achievement. – Stephen Krashen Rossier School of Education University of Southern California Showing the truth Re “De Palma’s planned film will hurt U.S. cause” (Viewpoint, Sept. 16): Hollywood production companies will release six new anti-war movies this fall film season, all demonizing the war in Iraq. How about a movie showing what it is like to be a woman or gay in Tehran? (Iran’s president says there are no gays in Iran, most likely due to the fact that they have all been hung or decapitated by the evil mullahs who run Iran.) My friends in Hollywood, who have enormous power to influence the world, now have someone to hate more than George W. Let’s get on with showing the truth about Iran and its crazy leaders. – David McCann Agoura Hills Low birth weight In his letter “Infant mortality” (Sept. 26), Paul Hutchinson states that “all the countries that are ahead of the USA in these very important areas have universal health coverage.” In the United States, very low-birth-weight infants have a much greater chance of being brought to term with the latest medical technologies. Some of those low-birth-weight babies die soon after birth, which boosts our infant-mortality rate, but in many other Western countries, those high-risk, low-birth-weight infants are not included when infant mortality is calculated. We can’t draw useful conclusions from incompatible data. – Ernst F. Ghermann Winnetka Consider the evidence Judge declares mistrial in case” (Sept. 26): If Phil Spector is retried for murder, his attorneys should try hard to find the jurors who acquitted O.J. Simpson to decide this case since they obviously chose to ignore the judge’s instructions to “carefully consider all the evidence” in that case. – Sol Taylor Sherman Oaks Back a generation Re “`The War”‘ (Your Opinions, Sept. 26): Louis Richter equates those who view the Iraq war as a total mess with the pacifists and isolationists from other eras. Wrong! According to all polls, most people who oppose the Iraq war are in total support of stopping al-Qaida. Iraq will set us back a generation from that effort. The only similarity of Iraq to World War II is that we have taken on the role of the Germans, whose mantra was “We must fight them there so we don’t have to fight them in the Fatherland.” They had Blitzkrieg. We had Shock and Awe. By the way, in regards to defending George Bush, you’re doing a heck of a job, Louis. – Chuck Heinold West Hills 10 more years I read that this administration will be asking for $50 billion for this so-called war. And speculation is that we will be in Iraq for at least 10 more years. It is getting to be like the Crusades. There is another item for which I fail to understand: If one does not think we should be in Iraq, then why is it assumed that one does not care for, and is against, those American troops there now? I feel deeply for all those men and women doing tours there. World War II had clarity attached to it. How unlike this Iraq conflict, which – to me, anyway – always seemed clouded. I think it is about time we begin making a concerted effort to extract our people from that area. – Leo Bertucelli Sherman Oaks George and Hillary I tuned in to the Democratic debate on Wednesday night and was both surprised and disappointed. I watched two hours of sidestepping and tap dancing around issues, no fresh new ideas on Social Security reform and health care, no real commitment to end the war and bring our troops home from Iraq or to keep them out of Iran, refusal to answer some questions and for other questions, dragged-out three-part nonanswers. I also saw hints of arrogance, smugness and stubbornness. All these things are my impression of only one candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton. From where I sit, she is nothing more than George Bush in a pantsuit. No thank you! – Eddie Johnson Panorama City Names and the games Calling an illegal alien an “undocumented immigrant” is like calling a drug dealer an “unlicensed pharmacist.” – Beverly Triggs Granada Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Deal in LAFD-hazing suit” (Sept. 22): I would gladly eat an entire case of dog food if I thought I could actually parlay it into a $1.43 million paycheck. While not desirable, the stuff isn’t at all toxic; it’s not even unhealthy for humans. This city sorely needs to reclaim its collective spine. – Thomas R. Atkins Sherman Oaks Ridiculous payoff Re “Deal in LAFD-hazing suit” (Sept. 22): Our mayor and City Council held a late Friday meeting to push through this ridiculous payoff to Tennie Pierce. This was done knowing that some of the council members opposed to this stupidity would be away for Yom Kippur. Pierce was a regular player in the frat-boy antics at his fire station. Our taxpayers do not wear T-shirts saying “Sock it to me!” – Emy Lenoir Blackwell last_img
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SIX MORE YEARS TOO LONG TO WAIT FOR BUNCRANA SCHOOL – MacLOCLAINN

first_imgInishowen TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has slammed confirmation from the Minister for Education and her Department that the three school campus for Buncrana incorporating new schools for Crana College, Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha and Coláiste Chineál Eoghain is not scheduled by them to proceed to construction until between the years 2019 and 2021.Deputy Mac LochlainnDeputy Mac Lochlainn said he is very angry at this confirmation.He added that the boards of management and parents committees of these three schools have been more than reasonable in agreeing to share one campus and therefore relieve the pressure on the Department in terms of site location. “They have waited patiently for years now for first the old VEC and more recently, the Department of Education to sign off on a site and now they learn that it may be as late as 2021 before they can set foot into their new school”.“This is simply unacceptable. The buildings housing these three schools are just not fit for purpose. This decision needs to be reversed and I will be demanding that the Minister urgently reviews this decision and timescale”.SIX MORE YEARS TOO LONG TO WAIT FOR BUNCRANA SCHOOL – MacLOCLAINN was last modified: November 18th, 2015 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)last_img read more

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Men’s Basketball Aims To Bounce Back vs. Jackson State

first_imgJunior Reed Timmer enters Saturday’s game needing just three points against the Tigers to become the 24th Bulldog all-time to reach 1,000 career points. Timmer would also become just the second active Missouri Valley player to reach 1,000 points.Jackson State (2-6) comes to the Knapp Center for the second time in three years. In 2014, Drake handed the Tigers a 76-66 loss. Last season, Jackson State finished 20-16 before advancing to the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.  The Tigers are led by senior guard Yettra Specks who is averaging more than 14 points per game. Specks scored 27 points and added six assists and four steals in Jackson State’s 75-64 victory over Southern Miss last weekend. Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs will face Iowa State in the Hy-Vee Classic at Wells Fargo Arena at 6 p.m.Print Friendly Version Drake Game Notes Live Stats Live Audio Story Links Jackson State Game Notes Live Audio (Tune-In App) DES MOINES, Iowa – Following a challenging week, the Drake men’s basketball team welcomes Jackson State to the Knapp Center on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Saturday’s game will be the Bulldogs’ first under head coach Jeff Rutter, who assumed the reins of the program on Dec. 6 following Ray Giacoletti’s resignation. The game will be broadcast live on Mediacom MC22/The Valley on ESPN3 as well as radio coverage provided by 1350 ESPN Des Moines.Drake (1-7) looks to rebound after falling in overtime, 78-76, to Fresno State last Saturday. The Bulldogs used a 10-1 run in the second half to help overcome a 20-point deficit to force overtime. Drake took its first lead of the game after opening the overtime period with a three-pointer by Billy Wampler however a Fresno State layup with 3.8 seconds left was enough to give them the victory. Wampler, who led the Bulldogs with 16 points against Fresno State, has recorded double-digit points in his last three games off the bench for Drake including a career-high 17 points at DePaul. Last season, Wampler scored in double-figures just three times all season. Buy Tickets Live Video last_img read more

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ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUE: DONEGAL TRAILING KERRY AT HALF-TIME IN EXCITING GAME

first_imgDonegal are trailing Kerry by one point at half-time in their Division One Allianz National League clash.It has been a super game of football with both sides playing some excellent football.Donegal have adopted a more direct brand of football in the opening period and are sending long balls inside quickly to Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty. That tactic has paid off as Rory Gallagher’s side have  already scored more than they did against Monaghan last week.However, they find themselves trailing by the minimum at the interval.Bryan Sheehan scored three early points for Kerry but Donegal hit back through Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty.Donegal then took the lead when Ryan McHugh scored a superb goal after a brilliant move which involved several players. Kerry responded well and scores from the mercurial Bryan Sheehan (3) and a brace of scores from Barry John Keane put them back in the lead.Donegal kept in touch thanks to brilliant scores from Hugh McFadden and Martin McElhinney.Michael Murphy knocked over a point just before the break to make it a one point game.Half-time Kerry 0-09 Donegal 1-05  ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUE: DONEGAL TRAILING KERRY AT HALF-TIME IN EXCITING GAME was last modified: March 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAAKerrynewsSportlast_img read more

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€36,000 grant aid approved for Bluestack Special Needs Foundation

first_imgThe Bluestack Special Needs Foundation in Donegal Town has been allocated €36,000 in grant aid from the HSE. The funding has been warmly welcomed as a boost for the services supporting children and families with special needs. The voluntary organisation has become a vital part of the community since its establishment in 2006.Sinn Féin Councillor Noel Jordan has today welcomed confirmation of the funding, following recent talks between the HSE and management at the Bluestack Foundation, which will now be paid directly to the service provider. Cllr Jordan said: “I understand that this payment will assist management at the facility to continue to provide vital supports to all those who avail of its services for at least up until the end of this year.“The Bluestack Foundation is made up largely of a team of dedicated and hard working volunteers and, through its various programmes and services, has been a vital support to children with special needs and their families by helping service users to grow and to reach their full potential.“This is of course a fantastic result and comes following ongoing representations made by my colleague Deputy Pearse Doherty who, earlier this year, visited the centre and helped to facilitate meetings between representatives from the Bluestack Foundation, the Minister and later with the HSE.“While this news is to be welcomed, it’s clear now that ongoing work and further engagement must continue to ensure that additional funding is made available to the centre in order to meet its funding needs and to enable the provider to continue to carry out its operations.” €36,000 grant aid approved for Bluestack Special Needs Foundation was last modified: July 30th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Bluestack Special Needs Foundationlast_img read more

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