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KSAFA to sell office

first_imgThe Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) is to sell the building that houses its headquarters at 40 Old Hope Road as the organisation embarks on finding a more fitting home.The administration has also already identified two prospective properties that are deemed to be more suitable and is in the process of making an acquisition.The development was revealed by KSAFA President Ambassador Stewart Stephenson at the launch of the 2016 David Hunt Management Seminar at the headquarters of sponsor Mayberry Investments Limited on Oxford Road in Kingston recently.The seminar is set for today at the Melbourne Cricket Club.The existing headquarters was bought by KSAFA in 2011 by the then administration led by President Rudolph Speid. In 2012, the property was said to be valued at $28 million. But according to Ambassador Stephenson, the property does not fit with the kind of image that KSAFA would want to have as a home.”As KSAFA continues to build and provide professional services for our association and our clubs we have had to look at the facilities that we occupy, and I am happy to announce that just yesterday (Wednesday) we signed a contract to sell our premises at 40 Old Hope Road, which was not appropriate in our judgement for building the kind of image and the kind of organisation that we want,” Stephenson said.Ambassador Stephenson said the contract that was signed Wednesday will conclude in four months and the association has already received a deposit on the sale.”We met with our clubs and they voted without objection for the sale of the building on Friday, the 15th of January for us to find a more appropriate location that reflects the needs of KSAFA with adequate parking etc. There is no reason why KSAFA should not look as good as Mayberry or any other corporate enterprise.”last_img read more

San Miguel-Alab PH draws first blood vs Saigon

first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims World import Justin Brownlee flirted with a triple double for Alab, finishing with 22 points and 11 rebounds on top of eight assists, while Renaldo Balkman had 17 points, 20 rebounds, six assists, and four steals as the Filipino club broke out of the gates hard and never looked back.A win this Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City will send Alab to the semifinals where it will meet second seed Eastern of Hong Kong bannered by Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownParks hit 8-of-17 shots as he gave Alab a 97-75 advantage with 7:28 remaining, before the Filipinos cruised the rest of the way.Alapag felt his team could have played better. PPS Bicol Open netfest under way in Iriga City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “From an effort standpoint it was great but we were far from the sharpest we could be, and that’s on me,” said Alapag, whose team faced a Heat side that fielded just six players and played without head coach Kyle Julius, who got ejected with two minutes left in the first half, for most of the night.“We have to be sharper both offensively and defensively, we had the game in hand in a lot of instances but we let them get back into it,” added Alapag.Alab started pulling away late in the first half, before pouring it on again in the third period, but Alapag is worried with his squad’s defensive effort.“We gave up a hundred points to four guys tonight,” said the former Gilas Pilipinas captain. —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Renaldo Balkman. Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueRay Parks fired 24 points as San Miguel Alab Pilipinas continued its mastery of Saigon, 110-100, on Sunday night to grab a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three quarterfinal series in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Facing a team it has already beaten twice in the elimination round, Alab proved relentless from start to finish as coach Jimmy Alapag’s charges put the Heat to the sword for its maiden playoff victory since joining the regional league last year.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

There is beauty and strength in diversity

first_imgDear Editor,It is an interesting dialogue on identity that has surfaced. As a youth I embraced being a member of each race in Guyana via my family history and would easily identify with our country’s motto. It was not until leaving to study in the States that I was given ethnic boxes to select. “Select your ethnicity” was the request. Never in Guyana was this question asked. Based on our family’s history I would easily choose all 5/6 races/people of our nation (no one distinguished between those from Portugal and other parts of Europe on their forms) thus 5 would be chosen. It never came to mind to neglect parts of my family’s history. It was not until I came back home that I noticed the increased separation between each race of Guyana. This new environment being rooted in what many say are our harsh political realities.When I first heard Afro Guyanese this made me smile and think if you have an Afro your with that group, Indo Guyanese (what am I into doing?), if you are making a dollar now you are Amerindian, if you eat Chinese food you are Chinese, if you cook with ghee you are from Portugal, etc… It was a childish perspective that we use to share in a respectful manner. The school child in each of us use to establish a nice base for friendly interaction and the building of long & strong relationships.However, from watching and listening I quickly came to realize that the topic of race in our nation has escalated in sensitivity to the point where the harmless jokes of our youth are no longer acceptable and are frowned upon. Many of these jokes have even morphed into a very disrespectful tone and manner. Now many Guyanese prefer an individual to identify with only one ethnic/racial group. To a larger extent mutual understanding and respect has left our shores. The recent past has taken unity and significantly broken the linkages we fondly shared.On the other hand, given the young age of our Nation we still have a good opportunity before us to restart our interracial interactions from a position of mutual respect for each other, where we take the time to listen to each other and then “treat others the way they would like to be treated”. That’s correct, the way they would like to be treated and not the way you or I would like to be treated when interacting with another ethnic group. After all one man’s meat is another man’s poison, and to keep this in mind allows for the eventual return of civility and the deescalation of the racial tension & racial violence currently throughout our nation.There is beauty and strength in diversity and that’s why our motto continues to be the foundation upon which we are still trying to build. The strength of one may be the weakness of another and understanding how to create a highly functional, effective and successful team to form a stronger & more beautiful mosaic that is Guyana continues to be our beautiful country’s ambition.Best regards,Jamil Changleelast_img read more

Lindener remanded on narco charge

first_imgA Linden resident was on Friday remanded when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer a charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Glendon Paris, 31, of Lot 118 Block 22, Wismar, Linden, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on September 29, 2016, at Itabali Landing, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), he had in his possession 369 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The Prosecution is contending that on the day in question, Police acting on information searched Paris’ vehicle and unearthed the illicit drug.Defence attorney, Latchmie Rahamat in bail application contested the prosecution’s case, telling the court that her client was merely the driver of the vehicle which was packed with supplies and fuel by his employer. In addition, she highlighted that a porter was present with him and a third party that boarded the truck while on their way to Mazaruni. The bail application was denied and Paris was remanded to prison. The case will continue on October 13, 2016.last_img read more

IE Delay FC Fassel Championship Title

first_imgLeague leaders FC FasselLISCR FC force LPRC Oilers to 2-2 drawFC Fassel’s first championship celebration was yesterday delayed by Invincible Eleven (IE) when they conceded a 0-2 loss to the already relegated Sunshine Yellow Boys (IE) at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.A goal a piece from Sekou Kamara and Augustus Toryon recorded the Yellow Boys’ third win of the season, out of 20 league matches.The victory delayed the title celebration for the Soccer Missionaries after second place LISCR FC drew with LPRC Oilers in the first encounter.The LISCR result reduced the margin between the top two sides to five points, and FC Fassel only needed a win to be named champions of the season.The five-point margin now forces FC Fassel to secure a win in their match against third place Monrovia Club Breweries.LISCR came from two goals down in the first half to level things up with LPRC Oilers, after the relegation threatened Oilers failed to maintain their lead in the first half.Sam Jadoe and Abenesous Solo, who scored from the spot, put Oilers on the path of breaking LISCR’s unbeaten record and also escaping the relegation zone, but as Gambian Coach Tapha Manneh earlier told sports journalists, his side only enters the field of play for two options: a win or draw, and his half time team talk with his players brought changes to the match after Morris Varmoh reduced the goal deficit to one in the 47th minute.The long awaited equalizer came through striker Christopher Jackson’s header in the 52nd minute to save the day for the Shipping Boys.An opportunity for the Shipping Boys to collect all three points came midway into the second half after they were awarded a penalty, but striker Prince Urey could not get the winner.Coach Manneh has meanwhile expressed frustration over the result, adding: “We were unfortunate, because the game was ours.”The result was also a welcoming one for Mighty Barrolle, seated in the 9th position – two points above the relegation zone. This means LPRC Oilers remains in the relegation zone with 18 points out of 20 matches, with two games left to play.It will be another intriguing encounter to watch when LISCR take on Invincible Eleven, who are already relegated, but have vowed to win their remaining games.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jazz ensemble wins first in Reno festival

first_imgThe College of the Canyons Jazz Ensemble won first place in the community college division at the 45th annual Reno Jazz Festival held at the University of Nevada, Reno, from April 26 through 28. The largest jazz festival and competition of its kind in the western United States, last year’s festival attracted more than 10,000 participants and guests from all over the nation. “Our students represented us well and we received positive comments from all three nationally recognized adjudicators, our clinician, and many new friends and colleagues in attendance,” said K.C. Manji, music director at College of the Canyons. “This was our first appearance at the Reno Jazz Festival and it was a terrific experience for our students who listened and learned from other clinicians, bands and performing artists.” The award-winning COC Jazz Ensemble will perform its annual spring concert featuring pop tunes and jazz favorites at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the COC Performing Arts Center. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For more information about the Jazz Ensemble or how to purchase tickets for the spring concert, please visit the college’s Web site at www.canyons.edu. Stephanie Corral is an intern in the public information office at College of the Canyons. She posted this story May 7 on the Santa Clarita Valley hub on valleynews.com. last_img read more

Community Choir puts on last show before NYC trip

first_imgThis weekend, the North Peace Community Choir will be hosting a final set of shows to raise funds towards their upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall at the end of the month.This set of performances will be excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, the same piece the Choir is performing in New York.They have reached about 75% of their goal, and need about $50,000 to help with the costs of flying and accommodating choir members.- Advertisement -The Choir is performing at the Hall on November 29th. They are one of two Canadian choirs chosen to perform for the event.Tickets are $25 for adults, and $15 for students and seniors for the shows. Both shows start at 7:30 PM, on November 13th and 14th, at the North Peace Cultural Centre.You can buy tickets at the NPCC box office or online.Advertisementlast_img read more

Glendale day care center desperately needs new site

first_imgGLENDALE – One of the city’s largest day care centers is in danger of closing because its lease is up and its operators can’t find a new site. Children’s Community Center, which serves 75 kids a day, has until May 31, 2008, to find a new home, but parents and administrators say their options are limited because Glendale is already densely packed. “It’s hard to find that much land that we could actually afford in Glendale,” said Paul Ramey, curriculum coordinator for the center, which is run by Glendale Adventist Medical Center. “It’s getting more and more difficult to do that, and a lot of property is being bought up by developers and we can’t compete on that level, financially.” At 1015 N. Central Ave. in a building owned by a Catholic church, the center is one of three in Glendale accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, an advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. Having that designation is a boon, setting the facility apart from many others in town. But it also complicates efforts to find a new site, administrators said. To keep its accreditation, the center must have at least 35 square feet per child in each classroom, and even more space for babies, who need 50 square feet each to make room for cribs. The site also must be at street level so kids can quickly evacuate in an emergency. And it needs 3,225 square feet of outdoor space for a play area. While the lease isn’t up for eight months, getting the state to license a site for child care can take up to six months, Ramey said. Most of the parents whose children use the center work at Nestle USA, Dreamworks and other Glendale businesses. They have formed a task force to look for a new site. “The unknown is frustrating in any instance, but particularly when you’re dealing with your children,” said parent Julie Johnson, 36. “So that has been really stressing the urgency for all of us.” The center leases a building owned by Incarnation Catholic Church. The church has already extended the lease, but it needs the space for its own needs. Earlier this week, children in one room at the center napped on cots, wrapped in blankets, as classical music played softly. In another room, a 4-year-old fashioned “cookies” out of Playdough, while her classmates colored and spun tops on the floor. In the infant room, caregivers in yellow coveralls played with babies rolling around on the carpet. Parent Denis Dillon, 37, works at Nestle, as does his wife. Having spent his early years at home with his mother, he said he was reluctant to put his children in day care. The center – which charges $875 a month for a preschooler – is not cheap, he said. But after seeing his son socialize, paint, sing and dance, he wants to keep him there. “You figure out,” he said, “it’s a matter of days before he becomes smarter than me.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Soda: Bread and butter of obesity?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant A small point? In reality, proving this would be a scientific leap that could help make the case for higher taxes on soda, restrictions on how and where it is sold – maybe even a surgeon general’s warning on labels. “We’ve done it with cigarettes,” said one scientist advocating this, Barry Popkin at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Here is the “food police” indictment of soda and its sugar-sweetened co-conspirators. You be the judge: Count One: Guilt by association Soft drink consumption rose more than 60 percent among adults and more than doubled in kids from 1977-97. The prevalence of obesity roughly doubled in that time. Scientists say these parallel trends are one criterion for proving cause-and-effect. Low-fat, low-cal, low-carb. Atkins, South Beach, The Zone. Food fads may be distracting attention from something more insidiously piling on pounds: beverages. One of every five calories in the American diet is liquid. The nation’s single biggest “food” is soda, and nutrition experts have long demonized it. Now they are escalating the fight. In reports to be published in science journals this week, two groups of researchers hope to add evidence to the theory that soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks don’t just go hand-in-hand with obesity, but actually cause it. Not that these drinks are the only cause – genetics, exercise and other factors are involved – but that they are one cause, perhaps the leading cause. Count Two: Physical evidence Biologically, the calories from sugar-sweetened beverages are fundamentally different in the body than those from food. The main sweetener in soda – high-fructose corn syrup – can increase fats in the blood called triglycerides, which raises the risk of heart problems, diabetes and other health woes. This sweetener also doesn’t spur production of insulin to make the body “process” calories, nor does it spur leptin, a substance that tamps down appetite, as other carbohydrates do, explained Dr. George Bray of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La. “There’s a lack of fullness or satiety. The brain just seems to add it on,” said Dr. Louis Aronne, a Weill-Cornell Medical College doctor who is president of the Obesity Society. Two studies by Penn State nutritionist Barbara Rolls illustrate this. One gave 14 men lemonade, diet lemonade, water or no drink and then allowed them to eat as much as they wanted at lunch. Food intake didn’t vary, no matter what they drank. The second study gave 44 women water, diet soda, regular soda, orange juice, milk or no drink before lunch. Total intake was 104 calories greater for those given caloric beverages than those given diet soda, water or no beverage. Caloric drinks didn’t help women feel any fuller either. Count Three: Bad influence on others Sugar-sweetened beverages affect the intake of other foods, such as lowering milk consumption. Popkin contends they also may be psychological triggers of poor eating habits and cravings for fast food. He examined dietary patterns of 9,500 American adults in a federal study from 1999-2002. Those who drank healthier beverages – water, low-fat milk, unsweetened coffee or tea – were more likely to eat vegetables and less likely to eat fast food. Conversely, “fast-food consumption was doubled if they were high soda consumers and vegetable consumption was halved,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DDTV: SEE THE LAUNCH OF DONEGAL SPORT4LIFE CONFERENCE AND EXPO

first_imgThe Sport4Life Conference and Expo is to be major player in sport and wellbeing development across Donegal.The event, which will be staged at venues throughout Ballybofey and Stranorlar this coming November, will provide the opportunity to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity throughout Donegal and beyond.  Details of the event were announced earlier today and DonegalTV were there to capture the launch.Simply click on the video to see the event.For further details visit https://www.facebook.com/Sport4Life-1… DDTV: SEE THE LAUNCH OF DONEGAL SPORT4LIFE CONFERENCE AND EXPO was last modified: September 16th, 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) Tags:conferencedonegalexpoSport4Lifelast_img read more