WESTERN BUREAU: Former national football star, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, was one of nine prominent St James residents to have roads renamed in their honour at a ceremony hosted by the St James Parish Council at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Tuesday. “I am deeply honoured and extremely privileged to be among the list of persons to be recognised by the St James Parish Council in such a significant way,” said Whitmore, who represented Jamaica with distinction in the 1998 World Cup Finals in France. “To have a road named after me is truly humbling. “I have spent most of my adult life dedicated to something I love, which is football. Not many people have the awesome blessing of getting up each day and working in an environment that fills their heart with such satisfaction,” continued Whitmore. “Therefore, it is my fervent desire to continue to serve my country and community by contributing in all ways I can to uplift those with whom I come in contact with, but more important, the less fortunate.” Whitmore also took the opportunity to make an impassioned plea for greater investment in the youth, citing the recent successes of two of St James football clubs. “On Saturday, the Granville Football Club won the Western Confederation Super League and Montego Bay United won the Red Stripe Premier League on Sunday,” said Whitmore. “These two championship successes have brought great pride to the west and are sterling examples of how community programmes can provide a positive alternative to our youths. “That is why I am convinced we can turn things around for our young men and women and (help them) regain their self-esteem through dignified work and community interaction.” He continued: “As I accept this gesture by the parish council, I do not only do so with a grateful heart, but also with a call for renewal in community development and greater investment in our young people.” Whitmore was one of nine honourees at the ceremony, which named 10 roadways in Montego Bay after prominent Montegonians – living and deceased – who offered exemplary service to the city through business, politics and sports. The two roadways named after Whitmore are: Theodore Whitmore Crescent, the section of roadway from the Howard Cooke Boulevard turning on to the Montego Bay Road and then right at the first roundabout in the southerly direction, passing the Catherine Hall Shopping Complex (MegaMart) to the second roundabout; and Theodore Whitmore Close, the section of roadway from Theodore Whitmore Crescent to the Montego Bay Sports Complex Bleachers’ Car Park. The other eight newly named roadways in Montego Bay are: – A.G.S. Coombs Road, named after the late former Minister of Communication and Works A.G.S. Coombs. – Arthur Gilchrist Boulevard, after the late former Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Arthur Gilchrist. – Charles E. Sinclair Road, after the late former Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Charles E. Sinclair. – Clarence Nelson Drive, after the late former Custos Rotulorum of St James Clarence Nelson. – Francis Tulloch Road, after businessman and former Minister of Tourism Francis Tulloch. – Glaister Dehaney Close, after businessman Glaister Dehaney. – Maffessanti Drive, after developer and builder Guiseppe Maffessanti. – Dr Marco Brown Road, after retired medical practitioner Dr Marco Brown.
Gwenigale Faces Senate’s Contempt Trial Today, Asked to Present Medical Certificate Indicating His State…
Following a week of reprieve from enraged Senators of the 53rd Legislature, embattled Health and Social Welfare Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale is expected to face the Senate plenary today with his lawyer, to show reason why he should not be held in contempt by the Senate.The Senate’s decision last Tuesday to hold Dr. Gwenigale in contempt, came in a report by the Senate Committee on Health, submitted to plenary on October 15, 2014 in which he (Dr. Gwenigale) is allegedly accusing the Liberian Senate of being supportive of the strike action by health workers.The health workers were threatening for the third time in one year to go on strike, in demand for the reinstatement of their dismissed president Joseph Tamba, and secretary general George Williams.The Senate Committee on Health was meeting with Minister Gwenigale to enquire why he had refused to reinstate the two leaders.The Health Minister’s outbursts during the meeting with the committee on Health, headed by Senator Peter Coleman as contained in the report to plenary, did not go down well with the lawmakers, who immediately ordered the Secretary of the Senate to write and invite Minister Gwenigale to face the Senate plenary.However, after receiving the citation and waiting in the Senate Cafeteria for the most part of the day, Dr. Gwenigale was finally summoned in the Chambers and informed that he was before the Senate to answer contempt charges, and reminded him that he was entitled to a lawyer if he so desired. His appearance was then postponed to afford him the chance to face the Senators along with his lawyer.But to the amazement of the lawmakers and the dozens that gathered in the Senate gallery to witness Dr. Gwenigale’s appearance, the Senate Secretary read a communication from the embattled Minister, informing the Senators his inability to appear, citing poor health.In that communication to the Senate plenary dated October 17, 2014, Dr. Gwenigale said he was unable to appear as requested by the Honorable House of the Senate due to health reasons which could also not permit him to travel along with the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during her recent trip to Lofa County.“After my appearance before the Senate last Thursday, my blood pressure went up, and it is still up with mild headache. Appearing before you again tomorrow will further increase my pressure.Dr. Gwenigale’s letter continued: “I kindly request that you reschedule my reappearance to a time when my health condition has improved. I thank you for your understanding and cooperation…” After hours of debating the Doctor’s communication, a motion was proffered by Sinoe County Senator Nyenpan requesting that the communication from Dr. Gwenigale be received by the Liberian Senate, and that his request be granted to the effect that he appeared before the Senate on Tuesday (October 28, 2014), and that he brings along medical certificate indicating his state of health during the period of his illness.An authoritative source within the leadership of the Senate informed this newspaper yesterday that Dr. Gwenigale will make his long-awaited appearance before the plenary today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a press release on Wednesday advising recreational anglers not to eat Dungeness crab caught betweenPatrick’s Point North and the Oregon border. This warning is due to the detection of elevated levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring toxin.The statewide recreational Dungeness crab season is scheduled to open on Saturday, Nov. 3 and the commercial season on Dec. 1. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), in …
Violence over filing of nominations for panchyat polls in West Bengal continued for the sixth day on Saturday. Clashes between Trinamool Congress supporters and various Opposition parties took place in Birbhum, Murshidabad, Paschim Bardhaman and Uttar Dinajpur districts.CPI(M) MLA and Leader of the Left Legislative Party Sujan Chakraborty was attacked by TMC cadres in Bankura district during the day. “I participated in a rally of Left Front candidates who were on their way to file nominations when armed TMC cadres in collusion with police attacked us. I was also assaulted by them,” Mr. Chakraborty told The Hindu.Superintendent of Police of Bankura Sukhendu Hira, however, said “no one got injured” in the incident.Clashes between supporters of Trinamool Congress and BJP were reported from the Mohammad Bazar area of Birbhum. Large number of BJP workers armed with bows and arrows overpowered TMC supporters and reached Sub Divisional Officer’s office to file nominations. Local television channels showed TMC workers hurling bombs at the BJP cadres who retaliated with arrows.Anuj Sharma, Additional Director General ( Law and Order) said outsiders from Jharkhand were involved in the violence in the border district of Birbhum.Violence was also reported from Kandi in Murshidabad where a Congress rally led by State president and MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was attacked by TMC workers. In Hooghly district’s Arambagh, former All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) MLA Biswanath Karak was heckled and assaulted by TMC cadres when he accompanied AIFB candidates during filing of nominations. Mr. Karak’s face was smeared with black ink.State Election Commissioner A.K. Singh who held a meeting with election observers on Saturday asked them to remain upright and discharge their duties with honesty.
LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary In life, there are moments when you just want to turn back the clock a few minutes and get a do over like a video game.ADVERTISEMENT Speaking of LeBron, the great Cavalier arrived just after the warm ups. Decked in a grey t-shirt, black shorts, and his size 16 “Silver Bullet” Soldier 11s, James had the chance to oversee our training, which was also witnessed by hundreds of fans inside the facility.As the fans in the stands tiptoed and craned their heads to get a good view of The King, he was within my arms length and I took the golden opportunity to strike a conversation with him.Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRER“Hey ‘Bron, what’s up?” I asked the 6-foot-8, 250-pound legend in front of me.“I’m good, how are you?” he asked back.I wanted to say things were peachy, but after a few rounds of this world-class training that has put LeBron in the best shape of his life in his illustrious NBA career, I was beat and it showed—it was hard to miss the sheen of the glimmering sweat from afar (my other friends from the media noticed).ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad LATEST STORIES MOST READ As the drills went into full swing, I seemed to be getting worse. I missed four more layups after hitting the first. Then when it was time to do the jumpers, I airballed my next shot and bricked the other. When we were asked to stop on the right wing, make a move and go for the layup, I only made one in four tries.Clearly, I wasn’t a picture of greatness.What made things more embarrassing was LeBron saw that I sucked. It’s not every day that the NBA’s most dominant player, whose first order of business in a foreign land is to go straight to the gym and work on his skills, get to witness me throw bricks in an event that was all about “striving for greatness.”LeBron always preached of hitting that peak form. Unfortunately for him, my cholesterol-filled sweat glistening off of me isn’t exactly an image to behold as I chased my breath harder than I could solve a math problem.Maybe my nerves weren’t with me or I just didn’t get enough sleep. But shortly after the workout, when the Gilas players breezed through their drills under James’ scrutiny, the most I could do was remember the disappointment I gave LeBron and how I need to work harder next time.I guess that’s what LeBron’s striving for greatness mantra is all about—you can’t get everything perfect on your first try (and in my case, the second, third, fourth…) but how you bounce back from adversity is what counts.In my case, after screwing up royally in front of the King, I didn’t get a second chance. Like missing the context clues your date gave you, I blew it.Now let me get my do over button. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses That moment for me came last Saturday.With just three hours of sleep and mind fresh from grad school torture, I headed into the opportunity of a lifetime to workout with LeBron James. But first, I needed coffee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhen I arrived at Kerry Sports in Bonifacio Global City for the trial with 12 other members of the media, I knew I was in trouble and for good reason.After we strapped on our pair of Nike Zoom Soldier 11s and Nike gear that barely fit, what followed was a series of drills that got my heart rate up faster than LeBron could jump. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA: TNT salvages win over Meralco View comments
ATHENS (AP) — AEK Athens easily defeated 10-man Panathinaikos 3-0 Sunday to retake first place in the Greek league.Sergio Araujo scored twice and Rodrigo Galo added a third for AEK, which also had two second-half shots hit the post.Panathinaikos was left a man down in the 34th minute, four minutes after Araujo had scored the opener, when Emanuel Insua received a second yellow card for a tackle on fellow Argentinian Araujo.In the 52nd, Galo scored his first goal for the club since 2015, and Araujo closed the scoring in the 68th.AEK leads PAOK by two points and defending champion Olympiakos by three. Panathinaikos is ninth.Also, Apollon beat Larissa 3-0, while Panionios vs. Xanthi and Kerkyra vs. Lamia both ended 0-0.After a government-ordered three-week suspension of the Greek league, PAOK beat Atromitos 2-0 to briefly return to first place on Saturday and Olympiakos came from behind to draw at Levadiakos 1-1.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Australian Times (AEST):4:40pm – Men’s 40’s – Australia v Singapore 5.30pm – Men’s 35’s – Australia v Spain 6.20pm – Women’s Open – Australia v England Women’s 30’s 7.10pm – Men’s 30’s – Australia v Luxembourg 7.10pm – Senior Mixed – Australia v Italy 8.50pm – Mixed Open – Australia v England 8.50pm – Men’s 35’s – Australia v England 9.40pm – Men’s 40’s – Australia v New Zealand 10.30pm – Women’s Open – Australia v Wales 10.30pm – Men’s 30’s – Australia v South Africa 11.20pm – Men’s Open – Australia v France 11.20pm – Senior Mixed – Australia v New Zealand 12.10am – Mixed Open – Australia v Nuie 1.00am – Men’s 35’s – Australia v Ireland 1.50am – Men’s 40’s – Australia v England 2.40am – Men’s 30’s – Australia v Fiji 3.30am – Men’s Open – Australia v Netherlands 4.20am – Women’s Open – Australia v ScotlandAustralia’s games will be at the following times (Scotland time):7.50am – Men’s 40’s – Australia v Singapore8.30am – Men’s 35’s – Australia v Spain9.20am – Women’s Open – Australia v England Women’s 30’s10.10am – Men’s 30’s – Australia v Luxembourg10.10am – Senior Mixed – Australia v Italy11.50am – Mixed Open – Australia v England11.50am – Men’s 35’s – Australia v England12.40pm – Men’s 40’s – Australia v New Zealand1.30pm – Women’s Open – Australia v Wales1.30pm – Men’s 30’s – Australia v South Africa2.20pm – Men’s Open – Australia v France2.20pm – Senior Mixed – Australia v New Zealand3.10pm – Mixed Open – Australia v Nuie4.00pm – Men’s 35’s – Australia v Ireland4.50pm – Men’s 40’s – Australia v England5.40pm – Men’s 30’s – Australia v Fiji6.30pm – Men’s Open – Australia v Netherlands7.20pm – Women’s Open – Australia v ScotlandPlease note that Scotland is nine hours behind Australia. Stay tuned to the website and our Facebook and Twitter pages for all of the latest information.
CFB Playoff.Campus Insiders has released their bowl projections for the 2016 season and they don’t have a team from the conference making the College Football Playoff. CI has 12 ACC teams making bowl games (if you include Notre Dame) – Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Miami, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Duke, Virginia Tech, NC State.Here are their full projections: NC State in the St. Petersburg Bowl vs. TempleVirginia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl vs. NorthwesternDuke in the Camping World Independence Bowl vs. Mississippi StateGeorgia Tech in the Military Bowl vs. CincinnatiSyracuse in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. NebraskaMiami in the Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Oklahoma StatePittsburgh in the Birmingham Bowl vs. MissouriFlorida State in the Belk Bowl vs. South CarolinaNotre Dame in the Hyundai Sun Bowl vs. ArizonaNorth Carolina in the TaxSlayer Bowl vs. FloridaLouisville in the Capital One Bowl vs. AlabamaClemson in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs. HoustonAgree with their projections? You can see the full projections here.
The Fire Centre said that the fire danger rating across much of Northeast B.C. has dropped since last week after the region saw rain and cooler temperatures. Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds said that although fire danger ratings have dropped in the region due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to exercise caution with any outdoor burning or campfire use.Anyone planning to burn a pile larger than two metres high by three metres wide, or conduct a grass burn larger than 0.2 hectares (Category 3 fires), must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time, by calling 1 888 797-1717. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online: http://ow.ly/znny309kJv5Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. For more information about fire-related fines and penalties, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirefines PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The Prince George Fire Centre says that Category 2 fires will once again be permitted this weekend across the entire Fire Centre’s area, including the B.C. Peace Region.Category 2 fires, which consist of fires that are smaller than two metres high and three metres wide, will be allowed as of noon on Saturday, June 2nd. The current prohibition on sky lanterns, burning barrels, binary exploding targets, and fireworks will also be lifted at that time.
FORT NELSON, B.C. -The Fort Nelson Community Forest Agreement, in partnership with the British Columbia government has been approved.Residents and area communities that have long fought to revive Fort Nelson’s forest sector are starting to realize the benefit of their efforts, shared the government.According to the government, the Fort Nelson Community Forest Agreement partners include the Fort Nelson First Nation and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. Community forests are long-term, area-based tenures. They are designed to encourage community involvement in the management of local forests while expanding economic opportunities and opening doors for local job creation. This agreement has an allowable annual cut of 217,650 cubic metres per year from 191,571 hectares of Crown land, including a BC Timber Sales volume reservation of 32,650 cubic metres annually for the part of the land base that includes BC Timber Sales’ operating area.Stand-level retention targets of 8.9% for wildlife tree retention areas, ungulate winter ranges and consideration of possible future impacts to the timber-harvesting land base for boreal caribou management were submitted in a management plan during the application process.Old-growth retention targets will be a minimum of 37% in the Northern Boreal Mountains (6% of the agreement area) and 17% in the Boreal Plains (94% of the agreement area).The agreement provides for maintenance and distribution of diverse forest types throughout the agreement area, including coniferous stands, mixed-wood stands and deciduous stands.Of the 217,650 annual cubic metres, partitions include a maximum conifer harvest of 118,000 cubic metres, with the remainder to come from deciduous stands to achieve and maintain the current diversity.