Vintage KC football teams of the ’60s to be celebrated tonight

first_imgThe all-conquering Kingston College football teams, which won both back-to-back Manning Cup and Olivier Shield titles in 1964 and 1965 to remain unbeaten in two seasons, will be celebrated tonight at a 50th anniversary Fortis Festival hosted by the Kingston College Old Boys’ Association at Witty’s Lounge, Savannah Plaza, starting at 7 p.m.Widely regarded as the best-ever schoolboy teams by virtue of their dominance and impeccable record, the 1964 squad comprised Tony Keyes (captain), Neville Oxford, Trevor ‘Jumpy’ Harris (father of former national player Wolde Harris), Lloyd McLean, Franklyn ‘Bowla’ Morant, and Dennis Johnson, as well as Mickey ‘Mouse Brown’ Vernon, Malee Miller, Winty Davidson, Baldwin Fisher, and goalkeeper Ossie Bailey.Despite losing Keyes, Fisher, Davidson, and Bailey, the 1965 team was just as devastating with as many as 10 members elected to the All-Manning team that year. Ample replacement for Keyes and company were found in Patrick ‘Patto’ Kirkwood, Carey Coke, Leopold ‘Offside’ Jackson, Derrick Bryan, and the colourful Leslie Lucas replacing Ossie Bailey in goal. The squad also included two very good players in Joseph Alvaranga and Roy Black, now a popular selector on KLAS radio and musicologist, who will provide the music for tonight’s tribute.All were honoured at a dinner hosted by the New York Chapter of the Kingston College Old Boys in April, 1997 in New York.Significantly, in 1964, Kingston College achieved the grand slam of schoolboy sports, winning not only the Manning Cup, but Boys’ Champs and the Sunlight Cup cricket competition (now Grace Shield) as well, a feat unmatched in the annals of schoolboy sports.Franklyn Morant was a member of all three teams, while ‘Jumpy’ Harris and Mickey Vernon were key members of the winning Sunlight Cup team, and the outstanding sprinter, Tony Keyes, a member of the trail-blazing Champs’ team, which had the distinction of being the first schoolboy representatives to run and win at the Penn Relays in the USA.- Orville Clarkelast_img read more

Gbi and Dorlu Road Rehabilitation Launched

first_imgRehabilitation work on the road connecting one of Nimba County’s remotest and less developed districts, the Gbi and Dorlu, was on October 26 launched by the county’s authorities. The project is part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the feeder roads across Nimba.The road work, which is estimated at about US$250, 000, is expected to continue for the next 60 days or more, the county Superintendent, Fong G. Zuagele said. Supt. Zuagele told residents of the area that rehabilitation of the road is part of the county’s initiative to rehabilitate all the feeder roads, adding “it is not being done by anybody from the district.” The Superintendent’s statement, an insider said, is in reaction to a recent pronouncement by some of the residents that they are the brains behind the project. “When I first took over as Superintendent, the first district I visited was Gbi and Dorlu where I saw the hardship the citizens were going through when it comes to the bad road networks. So this work is going to go on as long as it should be so that nearly all the towns and villages in the district can be connected,” he said. Residents, who have long been crying over “marginalization,” turned out in their numbers and warmly celebrated the commencement of the rehabilitation work. But Superintendent Zuagele urged the residents to cooperate with the road workers while they are carrying on the rehabilitation exercise by waving their rights to anything that would be damaged along the road during the process.“We will be opening the road from the way of Kwedin to Camp #1 in Gbi & Dorlu because this road does not have many creeks, and is also connected to many of the towns and villages,” Peterson Walker, Project Management Committee Chair said.Representative R. Mantenokay Tingban, whose Electoral District includes Gbi & Dorlu, has expressed appreciation for the road work, “because the deplorable condition of this road had hampered many development initiatives including building of schools and health facilities in the district.” He said the re-opening of the road will allow partners to visit the district regularly with school supplies, while there will be no delay in the supply of any essential materials for the residents. Meanwhile, the head of the Gbi & Dorlu Development Association has assured his county leadership of the citizens’ fullest cooperation in providing all necessary help that will enhance the work.Grant Steven Thomas, student leader of the district said, “We will stop all the noise concerning our development, because we have reached the fruits of our distress.”Gbi and Dorlu is one of the administrative districts in Nimba that is situated under the Tappita Statutory District. It is located in the southern part of the county connecting to Rivercess County.The district is one of Nimba’s administrative districts that are behind in development because the road networks which were first opened in the 70s have since collapsed. Since that time, the main road connecting most of the villages to the road from Tappita passing through Kwedin is yet to be rehabilitated, depriving the district of major development initiatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pending Supreme Court Decision, What Lies Ahead?

first_imgSenate Pro-Tempore, Armah Z. JallahBy David S. Menjor and J. Burgess Carter As the Supreme Court makes a decision on the fate of the presidential runoff election today, there are many who are wondering about the possible implications for the nation, especially if the November 7 run-off election is postponed. And with rumors rife on social media about possible constitutional crisis and a potential interim government, it may be safe to posit that the rumor mongers are getting way ahead of themselves.In an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday on what lies ahead for the nation as citizens and partners await the decision of the Supreme Court, Cllr. Frances Johnson Allison said what the Liberty Party did by taking their concerns to the Supreme Court was not an error, neither hate for the country’s forward march as may be perceived by some people.Cllr. Frances Johnson Allison served as Chairperson of the National Elections Commission (NEC) during the 2005 presidential and legislative elections, when Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf first won the presidency. Prior to her NEC appointment, she served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia.Cllr. Frances Johnson Allison served as NEC Chairperson and presided over the 2005 presidential and legislative elections. Prior to that, she served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia.According to Cllr. Allison “Article 83C of the Liberian Constitution guarantees any aggrieved party in national elections the right to file in their complaints to the National Elections Commission should they gather evidence to present. And, if the findings from the NEC hearing office nullify a complaint and the aggrieved party is not satisfied, an appeal can be taken to the Board of Commissioners (BOC) or the Supreme Court.”She said: “The returns of the elections shall be declared by the Elections Commission not later than fifteen days after the casting of ballots. Any party or candidate who complains about the manner in which the elections were conducted or who challenges the results thereof shall have the right to file a complaint with the Elections Commission. Such complaint must be filed not later than seven days after the announcement of the results of the elections.“The Elections Commission shall, within thirty days of receipt of the complaint, conduct an impartial investigation and render a decision which may involve a dismissal of the complaint or a nullification of the election of a candidate. Any political party or independent candidate affected by such decision shall not later than seven days appeal against it to the Supreme Court.“The Elections Commission shall within seven days of receipt of the notice of appeal; forward all the records in the case to the Supreme Court, which not later than seven days thereafter, shall hear and make its determination. If the Supreme Court nullifies or sustains the nullification of the election of any candidate, for whatever reasons, the Elections Commission shall within sixty days of the decision of the Court conduct new elections to fill the vacancy. If the court sustains the election of a candidate, the Elections Commission shall act to effectuate the mandate of the Court.”“Every constitution is ‘right based’ and as such the NEC also has the right to disprove LP’s claims by providing authentic evidence,” Cllr. Allison noted.She said other than the delay in executing its functions as set in its timetable; the NEC has no injury to sustain. “I feel that it will still be legal if the Supreme Court orders the NEC to adjust the time so as to conduct an election which, in this case, is the presidential runoff. By law, the runoff should be held on the second Tuesday following the announcement of results in the first round of elections, but in case a matter such as the one filed by the LP comes up, additional days could be considered by the NEC through the court’s order,” she said.She hailed the Supreme Court for exercising all efforts looking into all elections-related cases. “I pray that the Supreme Court does its job independently of any outside influence and maintain the courage as the Kenyan Supreme Court and not necessarily to annul an election because of history-making but serve justice impartially,” she noted.Concerning rumors circulating that there could be an interim government should the runoff not be held as scheduled, Cllr. Allison said it is all too improper for people to ‘sit, look in the blue sky and speak of possibilities’ that are not worthy.“I know that the Supreme Court has the right to decide but what I have to say is that there is no need for us to think that there will be an interim government. We have come a long way and as such we should think more positively than thinking about going back to ugly days. Let’s pray for a peaceful transition of power from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to whoever the majority of the country’s population will elect,” she admonished.The Senate through its leadership has clarified that the country’s constitution shall remain supreme and that the speculation of an impending interim government to take over from the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration should the run-off election not go on as planned is totally without foundation, baseless and lacks any iota of truth.The Senate noted that the filing of a petition to the Supreme Court for the writ of prohibition by the opposition Liberty Party (LP), growing out of the conduct of the October 10, 2017 presidential and legislative elections, does not necessarily imply the coming into force of an interim government.The office of Senate Pro-Tempore Armah Zolu Jallah, in a statement, quoted Article 64 of the 1986 Constitution, which unequivocally states that if the offices of the President and Vice President become vacant by incapacity, inability, expiry of tenure, or otherwise, that the constitutional provision shall be invoked and the contents therein shall be implemented as provided by the constitution.“I am therefore, on behalf of the Senate, cautioning Liberians against unnecessary rumors, and at the same time, encouraging you to go about with your normal daily activities, while the country awaits the outcome of the electoral dispute pending before the honorable Supreme Court,” Jallah concluded.Due to the October 10, 2017 presidential and legislative elections that includes the House of Representatives, the Senate as a member of the First Branch of Government, cancelled its 2017 annual break to be available for issues that may require Legislative intervention. The Supreme Court and other subordinate courts also cancelled annual breaks to help adjudicate matters arising from the elections.At a well-attended press conference on Wednesday, the chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Jerome G. Korkoya, announced that the commission, as of Wednesday, has suspended all electoral activities for the scheduled November 7 presidential run-off between Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and Senator George Manneh Weah in adherence to a mandate from the Supreme Court.The highest court’s prohibition order emanates from a call by the Liberty Party for investigation into its complaint of fraud and irregularities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dawson Creek resident survives stroke by drinking toilet water for 7 days: CBC News

first_img They say it’s important to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke, “like dizziness, sudden numbness or loss of use of an arm, trouble speaking, blurred vision or a headache.”If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s recommended to immediately go to a doctor or call 911, as this may be a warning sign of a stroke on its way. Steve Adsley, 62 years old, says he suddenly fell in his bathroom while going about his normal routine inside his single bedroom apartment, the CBC reports.Adsley says his entire left side of his body was paralyzed, screaming for hours with no help in sight.“Later on that night I figured out my problem was water,” Adsley is quoted as saying by the CBC. “So I unscrewed the bolts from the toilet, turned it into a little cup and could reach with one arm, just far enough in – and could put a little cup in the water in the bottom of the toilet bowl. So I drank it.”- Advertisement -After day 7 of the stroke, his neighbour heard screams and called 911 for assistance.Adsley was found to be severely dehydrated, but within a few weeks, he’s regained feeling on his left side and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.The CBC also interviewed the Heart and Stroke Foundation, who says Adsley had risk factors associated to strokes like high blood pressure and smoking.Advertisementlast_img read more

Conte frustrated as 10-man Leicester hold Chelsea

first_imgEven when Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell was sent off midway through the second half for two bookings, the champions were unable to snatch a winner.Chelsea remain third — 15 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City — and have now drawn their last four matches in all competitions.It capped a difficult week for Chelsea boss Conte, who could be in the final months of his turbulent reign despite last season’s title triumph.Responding to a report claiming he will leave at the end of the season, Conte this week said “everything is possible” regarding his future.Conte has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain as the Italian’s relationship with the Chelsea board grows increasingly fractious following disagreements over transfers and his feud with Diego Costa, which led to the striker joining Atletico Madrid.Chelsea are reported to be considering Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique as potential replacements for the 48-year-old.Given the speculation surrounding their manager, it was intriguing to note the response of Chelsea fans.Having grown used to big-name managers coming and going in the era of owner Roman Abramovich, they hardly seemed heartbroken at the possibility of another change on the bench.When a chant of Conte’s name emanated from the stands soon after kick-off, it quickly petered out and the Italian responded with only a bashful clap towards the supporters.Shinji Okazaki had a chance to further dampen the muted atmosphere in the eighth minute when the Leicester striker slid in to meet Chilwell’s cross, but he couldn’t control a close-range shot that ballooned over the bar.Conte has reportedly frustrated some of his players with his intense personality and demanding training sessions and their inconsistent performances this season have added fuel to that fire.– Lethargic Chelsea –Eden Hazard holds off pressure from winger Marc Albrighton while attempting to get Chelsea on the attack. Photo/COURTESYWhen Jamie Vardy fired narrowly wide from a tight angle moments later, Conte wore a thunderous expression on the touchline as he contemplated Chelsea’s lethargic start.It took a superb save from Thibaut Courtois to prevent Leicester taking the lead their pressure deserved as the Belgian plunged to his right to claw away a Wilfred Ndidi header.Chelsea threatened when Eden Hazard teed up Cesc Fabregas for a powerful drive that Kasper Schmeichel palmed away.But misplaced passes and lapses of concentration littered Chelsea’s play.Vardy was a constant menace and Conte’s defence again failed to corral the England international, who found space to shoot just wide.An injury that forced Chelsea captain Gary Cahill off late in the first half added to Conte’s problems.Fabregas nearly put Chelsea ahead against the run of play, but the midfielder’s drive was tipped over by Schmeichel.But a key cause of Chelsea’s erratic form has been Alvaro Morata’s struggles and the lacklustre Spain striker has now gone five games without a goal.Chelsea were still in disarray after the interval and Riyad Mahrez’s deflected effort almost crept in, prompting Conte to send on Willian and Pedro for Hazard and Fabregas.The decision to remove Hazard drew jeers from he frustrated Chelsea faithful.Conte’s men were gifted an unexpected lift when Chilwell, booked moments earlier, lunged into a studs-up tackle on Victor Moses in the 68th minute, earning a red card from referee Michael Jones.However, the best Chelsea could manage were harmless long-range strikes from N’Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso as Leicester held firm to leave Conte grumbling his way down the tunnel at full-time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antonio Conte soon became his animated self on the touchline, barking instructions to his players. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 13 – Antonio Conte’s problems mounted as spluttering Chelsea were held to a dour 0-0 draw by 10-man Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Conte’s side produced a limp display that could easily have seen them beaten by a Leicester team who missed a host of first-half chances.last_img read more

ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Christmas Hamper was played for last Saturday the 3rd of December and the winner was John Boyce 6 with 31 pts, runner up was Louis Boyce 7 with 30 pts.The gross winner was Pat Boyce 5 with 20 gross pts.Third place was Jody McHugh 15 with 29 pts bot. The front nine winner was Pete McBride Snr 17 with 18pts and the back nine winner was Denis Harkin 11 with 15 pts.The club competition on Sunday the 4th Dec was won by Joe McHugh 16 with 36 nett over 9 holes.The Old Tom Morris Links is now closed and the Sandy Hills Links is in play for all members and green fees.The mini hamper will be played for this Sunday the 11th of December. There will be a club presentation of all outstanding prizes and the Christmas Hampers on Sunday the 18th of December at 5.00pm sharp in the Rosapenna Pavilion.The Rosapenna Gaeltacht League team will travel to Dunfanaghy G.C this Saturday the 10th of December for their second outing of the year.All matches will start from the 1st tee with the top match out at 8.30am sharp.The Rosapenna Golf Club AGM took place last Friday the 2nd of December.Mr Edward McGroddy was introduced as the Club Captain for 2012 and has chosen Patrick McClafferty as his Vice Captain. Eddie McGinley takes over as Handicap Secretary and Shaun Boyce has been elected onto the committee.The club members would like to thank the out going handicap secretary Mick Gallagher Jnr for his dedication to the role over the last four years and also Marty Carlin the 2010Captain who has finished his term on the committeeThe 2012 Rosapenna Golf Club Committee is as follows:Captain Edward McGroddy Vice Captain Patrick McClaffertyPresident Mick GallagherSecretary Michael McBrideTreasurer Johnny MartinCompetition Secretary Joe McHughHandicap Secretary Eddie McGinleyEx-officio Pat BoyceCommittee Member Shaun BoyceCommittee Member Hugh McBrideCommittee Member Charlie McBrideCommittee Member Peter SmythPGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 5th, 2011 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:Rosapenna Golf club noteslast_img read more

GAA RESULTS: DONEGAL NORTH

first_imgDownings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Mar-2012 Downings 2 – 12 2 – 4 St Eunans B Downings Downings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Mar-2012 Naomh Padraig Lifford 1 – 1 5 – 18 Red Hughs Lifford-Pairc Mac Diarmada Downings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Mar-2012 Burt 2 – 15 1 – 7 Carndonagh Burt-Hibernian ParkDownings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Mar-2012 Cloughaneely 3 – 4 1 – 6 Glenswilly Cloughaneely Downings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Mar-2012 Robert Emmets 1 – 12 1 – 18 Convoy Pairc EimeadDownings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 1 Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Mar-2012 Sean MacCumhaills 0 – 1 2 – 12 Gaoth Dobhair Mac Cumhaill ParkDownings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Mar-2012 St Michaels 2 – 9 0 – 4 Fanad Gaels DunfanaghyDownings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Mar-2012 Glenfin 0 – 9 2 – 7 Malin Pairce TaobhoigeDownings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Mar-2012 St Eunans 8 – 22 0 – 3 Milford O Donnell Park-LetterkennyGAA RESULTS: DONEGAL NORTH was last modified: March 19th, 2012 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:Donegal NorthGAA RESULTSlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILCAR WIN DIVISION ONE TITLE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1989

first_imgGAA NEWS: Kilcar NotesWell done to our seniors who won the Division One League title for the first time since 1989 following a 5-17 to 0-10 win away to Gaoth Dobhair last Monday.It’s the eleventh time in the clubs history to win the league they face St Michaels in Towney this Saturday at 3pm with the reserves on at 1:30pm. 1989 Championship Winning TeamThere will be a gathering of the 1989 championship winning team this Saturday night in John Joe’sClub AppWe have now 140 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha. 1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6.You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.Ten Week DrawThe annual Club Development Ten Week draw did not take place last Sunday but a double draw wuill take place this weekend tickets are still available from any of the club officer’s there’s a prize fund of €25,000 to be won.You can also buy tickets online via our website. LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €7,700 this week’s numbers were 3, 15, 17 and 20 winners were: €50 Hendrix O’Donnell (c/o Mags O’Donnell, The Rock), €30 Sean Doherty (Clogher) and €20 Francis Haughey. Lotto Plus numbers 3, 7, 13 and 21 there was no winner.BingoClub Bingo winners were €150 Oliver Boyle (Glen), €120 Margaret Ann McBrearty, €80 Eithna Boyle, €70 Elize McMorrow, Theresa McBrearty, Brendan O’Keeney, Nollaig Gillespie, Annie Deane, Eimear McShane and Máire Gillespie. The Jackpot on Sunday is €3,100 on 45 numbers. For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR WIN DIVISION ONE TITLE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1989 was last modified: October 29th, 2014 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:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more

Casey Stoney named manager of Manchester United’s new women’s team

first_img Stoney most recently represented Liverpool at club level “Her experience and knowledge of the game, both as a coach and as a player, made her a stand-out candidate for the role,” Woodward said. Casey Stoney’s playing career 2 Casey Stoney has been named manager of Manchester United’s new women’s team.The former England captain has been working as an assistant managed to England women’s boss Phil Neville, and she has stepped down from that role to give ‘complete dedication and commitment’ to United. “During her successful playing career, spanning over 18 years, she earned over 100 caps for England and is a proven leader as a coach and having captained many of the sides she has played for, she brings a positive and winning mentality which will be a huge benefit to the team.“Casey will build on the success of the girls’ regional talent club and shares our philosophy of creating a pathway from academy to first team.“I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome her to Manchester United.” Stoney won 130 caps for England in an international career that lasted 17 years International2000-17 – England2012 – Great Britain 2 Club1999-02 – Arsenal2002-07 – Charlton Athletic2007-11 – Chelsea2011-13 – Lincoln2014-16 – Arsenal2016-18 – Liverpool United had an application accepted last month to create a women’s team, and they will start playing in the Championship – the second tier of the English system – for the 2018/19 season.“I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. This is the biggest club in the world,” Stoney said upon the announcement.“The fact that we are going to have a women’s team and I’m going to be able to introduce that from scratch, to build a team, build a philosophy, with the biggest club in the world, means that, for me, there is no more exciting opportunity.“My ultimate aim is to grow this team so that every little girl growing up dreams of playing for Manchester United when she’s older, because they’re the most successful team in women’s football.”Ed Woodward, Man United’s executive vice-chairman, said Casey’s appointment showed the club’s desire to succeed in the women’s game.last_img read more