Keith Blake missed an easy opportunity for Frome in the 33rd minute. He was played through and he took his shot a little too early and saw it zip narrowly past the upright. Both teams came even closer in the second half. Frome, through substitute Ajani Campbell, who struck the crossbar with the Rusea’s goalkeeper stranded, and Jhevoy Diaz’s shot struck the upright. “We wanted to come here and leave with at least a point, so the result isn’t a bad one for us,” said the Frome coach Marvin Quarry. He said it was a fair result seeing that neither team was able to take advantage of their chances. “The focus now is on Green Island, where, if we win or secure a draw, we would be practically set for the next round,” added Quarry. – Marcus Garvey 0 York Castle 0 – Rusea’s 0 Frome 0 – Cornwall College 2 St James 0 Western Bureau: Rusea’s High remain in control of Zone B in the 2016 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup, although they were held to a scoreless draw by rival Frome Technical yesterday in Lucea, Hanover, on a day when several scheduled matches were not played. With the island under threat from Hurricane Matthew, the teams, it appeared, seemed distracted. Both looked listless especially in front of goal in a game that lacked quality, and although each had their moments, the outcome was inevitable, leaving both coaches unimpressed. Aaron Lawrence, coach of the ten-time title winners Rusea’s, told the Sunday Gleaner that he thought the game was scrappy and that his players lacked focus. “It was a scrappy game from both teams today. I really can’t say why this was so, but we never sparked at all,” said the former national goalkeeper. “It was just a case of us not having the fire today, and it showed. We missed many chances to score, but we still earned a point and we will just have to be satisfied with the result as we are still leading the zone,” Lawrence said. Indeed, Rusea’s lead Zone B on 11 points, three more than second-place Frome, while Green Island High are holding on to third spot. Rusea’s were unlucky not to score in the 18th minute, when forward Sachin Wilmot saw his shot missing the target. Then Okean Johnson also came close with his effort saved on the rebound by Owayne Ricketts, the Frome custodian. Yesterday’s results EASY OPPORTUNITY
MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “Sports development transcends beyond the physical aspects of sports,” said Tamayo. “It also involves developing character and honing leadership skills. Moreover, sports has a way of bringing people together and bring change.” Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The oldest collegiate sports association in the country officially opened on Saturday with host University of Perpetual Help ushering in the 94th season of the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT The 12 member schools of the NCAA led the ceremonial rights at Mall of Asia Arena a couple of hours before the start of the men’s basketball tournament.“We are delighted to spearhead various sports events and work together with the other schools to bring the NCAA fans another memorable season,” said Perpetual Help president Anthony Jose Tamayo.FEATURED 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’Season 93 champion San Beda will take on the hosts Altas in the opening game with last year’s runner-up Lyceum facing San Sebastian.Tamayo said the Season 94’s theme “UnParalleled Heights through Sports Development,” a play on Perpetual Help’s acronym, is a testament to the NCAA’s “commitment to develop sports in the country.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Suns want Ariza to provide talent, leadership to young team View comments
James Mulbah, the pastor who allegedly stabbed and killed 23-year-old barber, Patrick Yeah, whom he accused of having an affair with his wife, Hannah, yesterday appeared before the Monrovia City Court to face murder charges.The incident took place on March 22 in the Sugar Hill Community, in Red Light, Paynesville. Defendant Mulbah fled to Tubmanburg, Bomi County, but was arrested by officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP).At yesterday’s hearing, Magistrate Kennedy Peabody did not waste time in sending Pastor Mulbah to the Monrovia Central Prison, where he will be detained during trial, because his crime does not qualify him for bail.A court document said that before the murder, Pastor Mulbah had been accusing his wife of having an affair with the victim, which she repeatedly denied.The court record quoted police as saying that the victim’s friend, Maxco Yeahmay, told police that he and the victim worked as barbers in the Sugar Hill Community up to the victim’s untimely death.Yeahmay explained that after he and the victim ended the day’s work on that fateful day, they stored their barbing tools in a warehouse and left for their respective homes. Yeahmay said he and the victim separated when they arrived at the Duport Road junction in Paynesville.But before their separation, Yeahmay said, they ate at a cook shop.He claimed that he had witnessed on several occasions Pastor Mulbah and his wife embroiled in bitter arguments about her alleged relationship with the victim, which he claimed he had advised his friend Yeah about.“I was shocked to see my friend lying in the street with wounds on his chest the day after we parted,” the court record quoted Yeahmay.Police investigations allege that on the evening of the incident, Pastor Mulbah plotted to kill the victim, saying that he had confirmation that Yeahmay was having an affair with his wife.Police said Pastor Mulbah, thinking that he was losing Hannah, took a weapon under the pretext that he was going to visit the Sugar Hill Community where his wife was engaged in petty trading business.Police claim that Pastor Mulbah calculated his actions on the assumption that his wife had allegedly packed a few of her clothes in a plastic bag on the morning of the incident, with the intention of not returning home that night. With that in mind, Mulbah decided to follow his wifewherever she went. It was while escorting his wife home that they met the victim, with whom he got into a fist fight during which he used the instrument to stab Yeah, leading to his death.Pastor Mulbah was arrested on April 16 in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, where he had gone to seek refuge at the home of his mother-in-law.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The More Than Me Academy on Ashmun Street.The Liberian Feminist Forum (LFF) has called on the government to institute psycho-social counseling for students under More Than Me (MTM), particularly those attending the Ashmun Street annex.The LFF made the call over the weekend in Monrovia when it issued a statement expressing how deeply it was troubled by the report titled, “Unprotected,” that was released by ProPublica and Time Magazine on Thursday, October 11, 2018.The report detailed horrific incidents of rape, sexual abuse, and exploitation of Liberian children under the care of MTM Academy in Monrovia.“We want the government to institute measures, including revocation of MTM Academy’s accreditation, and the management of schools under Liberia Education Advancement Program (LEAP),” the statement said.The LFF also called on the government to reassign all 19 public schools under the management of MTM Academy within the LEAP program.“To appoint a trustee to take over the affairs of More Than Me (MTM) Academy’s inaugural school on Ashmun Street that is at the center of the allegation. To set up an independent investigation to review the activities of MTM in Liberia beginning from its after-school program in 2011 to the present to determine the full scope and magnitude of the organization’s activities in regards to the safety, security and welfare of these girls under their care,” the statement said.The LFF also called on the government to demand MTM to make available key documentation to ascertain what actions were taken by the Board if any, and said the documentation should include two reports by senior staff cited in the publication of MTM Risk Management Policy and the video of the interview of McIntosh Johnson and conducted by MTM’s Founder Katie Meyler and MTM’s cameraman Holden Warren.“To institute an oversight committee to ensure the roll-out and the implementation of the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy (SEA) for NGOs and all public and private education institutions,” the statement said.The group, however, demands a response from the Liberian government to the “Unprotected” report no later than Wednesday, October 17.In a statement also, the Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FeJAL), said it is saddened by the horrifying accounts released to the public recently about how girls were sexually abused at the internationally acclaimed MTM in Central Monrovia.FeJal said the ordeals of sexual exploitation and abuse meted out against those already vulnerable children as reported by ProPublica News Network are unimaginable that an NGO could carry a humanitarian face yet lead the targeted beneficiaries through another dark and bleak path.“We called on the government to conduct an immediate full scaled investigation into this report so as to rid the survivors of the nightmare and find closure to the hurts that they have carried for so many years in public glare in the name of seeking assistance for a better future,” FeJAL said.FeJAL’s statement added, “We are deeply concerned about the well-being of the girls therefore as a media advocate for girls and women in Liberia, we are calling on the government to engage the founder of MTM, Katie Meyler, through her home country to ensure that her NGO is not only ordered shut down immediately but the license given her to run 20 public schools under the Liberia Education Advancement Program (LEAP) program is revoked without further delays.”FeJAL wants the government to ensure that she is charged, prosecuted and takes full responsibility for the damaged lives and especially for those who are allegedly infected by HIV.“We demand that government goes a step further by investigating how staffers are recruited so as to relieve the entire board and turn the school over to the Ministry of Education,” FeJAL said.“We are concerned about the safety of the survivors and students and call on the government to take appropriate actions to ensure that these girls and their families receive medical and psycho-social support so as to ease their pains and they must be protected as they go through unnecessary public attention,” the statement said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
UK £300M Caribbean Development FundBritish High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregg QuinnA United Kingdom/Caribbean Development Bank (UK/CDB) delegation visited Guyana last week to discuss possible projects and proposals, as this country prepares to receive part of a £300 million Caribbean Infrastructure Fund promised to countries in the Region by British Prime Minister David Cameron.British High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregg Quinn told Guyana Times on Tuesday that Guyana remained eligible for the UK Fund, which was announced by the British PM last September in neighbouring Jamaica.In September 2015, the Prime Minister, during a visit to the island, had told then Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller that his Government was moving in this direction to help the Caribbean on its path of development – supporting economic growth and creating new opportunities for people living in the Region.The Prime Minister announced the new Fund in Jamaica on the first leg of a two-day visit focused on reinvigorating the relationship between the UK and Caribbean countries.Delivered in collaboration with the CDB, the Fund will use money from the UK’s existing aid budget to provide grants over the next few years for a range of projects that will help boost growth and trade across the Region, creating jobs and opening up new market opportunities for British businesses.The British High Commissioner said the prospects were looking good.“This will be managed and allocated through the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). A UK/CDB delegation was in Georgetown…to discuss possible projects and the processes for submitting proposals. All is, therefore, looking good, on track and progress is being made. The UK is fully committed to ensuring Guyana gets its fair share of the available grant funding,” he told Guyana Times.In January, Quinn had said that his Government was scheduled to sign an agreement with the CDB. According to him, the countries will be able to access the funding through the Bank.He said he had already held discussions with the Government of Guyana in relation to the grant and Government had expressed the desire to have the money invested in infrastructure, that is, roads, bridges, ports, stellings, and aerodromes.“Government is looking in the areas that are specified in the grant because although it will be grant funding, there will be conditions in terms of we have to spend it on these broad areas,” Quinn stated.However, he noted that Government has not earmarked any specific projects since it had to await guidelines from the CDB.With this grant, the UK has become one of the largest bilateral donors to the Region. However, only the Commonwealth Caribbean, including Guyana, will be benefiting. The other beneficiaries include Jamaica, Grenada, Dominica, Belize, St Lucia, Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.Previously, High Commissioner Quinn had explained that some $450 million of the grant will be directed towards infrastructure works. In addition, he outlined that the British Prime Minister also announced some $45 million to be plugged into improving healthcare facilities as well as a similar amount to boost economic growth in the benefiting countries.Quinn emphasised that the money was not a loan and as such would not have to be repaid. He noted that the monies would be given to the various Governments to be injected into projects agreed upon. The UK will be working along with the various Caribbean Heads to identify and establish their respective projects. The UK Government, in collaboration with the CDB, will be monitoring the programme.However, at this point it is unclear how much of the grant will be given to Guyana. The High Commissioner had stated that while no specific amount was allocated to any one of the eight countries that will benefit, the expectation is that the monies will be disbursed evenly among them.He did note, however, that the determination of the allocated amount would also be dependent on the nature of the project and request submitted.Additionally, he outlined that there was no requirement for the countries to use contracting companies from the UK to carry out their projects.
FORT ST. JOHN – The saying in hockey goes two points is two points when it comes to wins in the standings, but for the Fort St. John Huskies last night’s game against the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks was far from pretty. Up 3-0 as play began in the third period the Junior Canucks steadily clawed back to tie the game, only to have Fort St. John win just over a minute into overtime.Assistant coach Todd Alexander was far from impressed with the work of his team overall in the game, but the third especially stuck out like a sore thumb.“[I’m] definitely not pleased with the final 20 minutes allowing three goals in the third period. It was just flat effort. Most of the night it was a flat effort. We get into overtime and we finally make a hit and voila we make a play and score a goal. It’s not rocket science. Our group knows better than that but once again we come out and play a flat game against Dawson all game long,” he said.- Advertisement -Generating offence was a challenge all game for the Huskies, and it started on step number one with bad break out passes out of their own end of the ice.“Our first pass out of the zone tonight was terrible. It was either a 30, 40 foot prayer or in our feet, or we’d rim the puck up the wall back into traffic. Our D to D wasn’t very good. We’d try to make a reverse and we’d shoot it too hard past our guy. There was a lot of sloppy play going on there but it starts with the first pass. If you can’t make a first pass out of your zone then you’re just handing the other team opportunities to forecheck,” Alexander said.Scoring for the Huskies were Cayle Bell, Brandon Howard (2), and Kody Disher.Advertisement Logan Edwards made 31 saves in the game.Next for Fort St. John is their final game of 2015 as the Sexsmith Vipers will be at the North Peace Arena tonight at 8 p.m. The team is still offering two for one admission for the contest at $10.
“It’s not really our style to roll over since we can no longer play in the finals so we just talked about playing our game and being the best we can be in our game tonight.”The NEBC Trackers will play their final game of the season on March 23rd at 1:30 pm. The Trackers closed the game 2-0, successfully shutting out one of the best teams in the league.Trackers Goalie, Tyler McCarthur, successfully keep thirty powerhouse shots out of the trackers net.Sadly, earlier this morning, the Trackers discovered they wouldn’t be able to qualify to play in the finals of the 2018 BC Tier 1 Midget Provincials due to their overall score in the tournament.Head Coach, Gerard DiCaire said regardless of their ability to win the championship or not the boys still had the opportunity to walk away with bronze. Advertisement FORT ST JOHN, BC- The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers dominated the North Peace Arena Thursday night, shutting out the Vancouver Thunderbirds.The Thunderbirds, an extremely tough opponent, heading into the game, hadn’t lost a single game in the 2018 BC Tier 1 Midget Hockey Provincials.The Trackers worked tirelessly to keep the Thunderbirds out of their net. 16:51 into the first period, the boys made their move. After a smooth transition by Tyler Turner, Aiden Craig-Steele drove the net, and John Herrington buried the loose puck. – Advertisement -The Thunderbirds tried to retaliate with zero success. The Trackers held the birds off through the first and second period, holding the scoreboard at 1-0.Six minutes into the second period, Connor Bowie made his move. On a broken play from Duncan Ross, Connor Bowie converged on the power play, slamming the puck into the net, bringing the score to 2-0.The two opponents battled it out in the third period as the Trackers tried to gain more ground yet protect the territory they had while the Thunderbirds tried to make up for lost time.Advertisement
Pat Ferris won the Wednesday night mountain bike race #9 with a time of 24:11 minutes. Josh Martyn was second at 24:38 and Gary Hilderman third at 25:59. Kevin Shaw was 4th at 26:51, Roger St. Jean 5th at 28:07 and Adam Currie 6th at 35:27.Gary Hilderman lead out from the start with Josh Martyn and Pat Ferris getting past at the 1 km mark. Josh built up a fair lead half ways up the ‘upper course’. Pat Ferris cut the lead down with the climbing, getting past Josh at the very top. Ferris was able to hold the lead and gain a little more time on the long windy downhill and finish.- Advertisement -Thanks to Bob for timing!Coming up:-Thursday mountain bike time trial 7 pm Cactus Trails.-Sunday mountain bike race 11 am at the cactus trails course.Advertisement
Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Liverpool return to the Champions League for the first time since 2009 on Tuesday at home to Ludogorets Razgrad and the Coral spokesman says the Reds should progress to the knockout stages.But he reckons Chelsea are the strongest of the English sides in the competition and are likely to go further in the competition than their Premier League rivals.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
THIS IS THE FULL TEXT OF THE STATEMENT ISSUED BY COLÁISTE CHOLMCILLE IN RELATION TO THE MICKY FERRY CHILD SEX SCANDAL:The directors of Coláiste Cholmcille wish to express their deepest regret to the victims of the convicted sexual offender Micheal Ferry for the pain, suffering and distress experienced by them by his criminal actions. Coláiste Cholmcille has been in existence since 1951 providing summer Gaeltacht courses. It has successfully done so for many hundreds of students since its inception.As parents in our own right we the directors of Coláiste Cholmcille take the safety and welfare of children in our care with the utmost seriousness. All Gaeltacht colleges are regulated and inspected by the Department of Education Inspectors on a detailed basis annually during the operation of their courses.In conducting its summer courses Coláiste Cholmcille utilised a vacant former secondary school building – Ard Scoil Mhuire for approximately three months of every year for its teaching purposes. Apart from this approximate three month period the building was otherwise vacant and unoccupied.On foot of extensive media reporting in recent days, in the aftermath of the conviction and sentencing of Micheal Ferry for serious sexual offences Coláiste Chomcille wishes to state the following by way of information and clarification.1 It has been repeatedly stated that Micheal Ferry continued in his role as caretaker to the building after his conviction for sexual assault in 2002. This is factually incorrect.Following his arrest in 2001 and prior to his subsequent conviction he was dismissed from his post as caretaker. This dismissal took place at a formal meeting, attended by two directors of Coláiste Cholmcille.He was required to surrender the keys to the building at the meeting which he did. He was never subsequently reemployed as caretaker to the building. Teaching staff at the college were informed of his dismissal and the reasons for same.2 Over subsequent years, on occasion, whilst the building was vacant and not in use, Micheal Ferry, on an intermittent basis and always in the company of other building workers, participated in effecting necessary repairs.During this period also, he assisted on occasions, in the presence of college staff with some aspects of our adult courses, during which time no junior courses ever operated.He was never unaccompanied and he was never provided with keys to the building. With the benefit of hindsight, in the light of the information now available we regret having allowed this.3 Routine intermittent security checks of the building during its long periods of unoccupancy did not reveal evidence of unauthorized use.However, information emerging from the recent court case states that Micheal Ferry continued to access the building subsequent to his dismissal as caretaker in 2001.As already stated this was an unused and unoccupied building for approximately nine months of every year. Apart from the above mentioned periods of authorized accompanied access, any other access of the building by Micheal Ferry was totally unauthorized.Coláiste Cholmcille wishes to express its profound shock at these new revelations. We wish again to express our deepest regret to those who have suffered appalling wrongs.Issued by Seosamh Ó Gallachóir on behalf of Coláiste Cholmcille.CHILD SEX SCANDAL: COLÁISTE CHOLMCILLE’S STATEMENT IN FULL was last modified: July 21st, 2011 by gregShare 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:CHILD SEX SCANDAL: COLÁISTE CHOLMCILLE’S STATEMENT IN FULL