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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB men remain unbeaten

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – December 19, 2020 Facebook COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UTPB men remain unbeaten Facebook Pinterest Twittercenter_img TAGS  SportsCollegeLocal News Pinterest utpb falcon shield logo The UTPB men’s basketball team continued its undefeated start to the season with another close win over Cameron to close out the weekend in an 85-80 win Saturday at Falcon Dome. Playing its second game in as many days, the Falcons (5-0) were led by Jordan Horn who scored 26 points as the Falcons were coming off a 104-102 win over Cameron on Friday. Trevion Lamar added 22 points for UTPB while Jay Workman had 15 for the Falcons. Cameron fell to 0-4 for the season with the loss. The Aggies were led by Brock Schreiner who had 28 points total. Kendall Scott had 12 for Cameron as did Jalen Mangum. UTPB now heads into the Christmas break. The Falcons next contest will be against Arkansas-Fort Smith on Jan. 2. WhatsApp Previous articleOAT122020 Becky Rhodes 1.jpgNext articleMCH reports two more COVID-19 related deaths Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Haiti’s president launches plans to restore army

first_imgNewsRegional Haiti’s president launches plans to restore army by: – November 18, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 7 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share People are already indicating their readiness to join a possible new forceHaitian President Michel Martelly says he is setting up a commission to study plans for a new security force, 16 years after the military was abolished. Mr Martelly said the panel would look at the aims of the new force and ways of replacing UN peacekeepers who have been deployed since 2004. International donors have argued that Haiti’s focus should remain on rebuilding after the 2010 quake.The Haitian army was long associated with rights abuses and coups. Mr Martelly had been widely expected to announce the creation of a military force but his announcement appeared to signal a change in that plan. Speaking at a ceremony to mark Armed Forces Day, the president said a civilian commission would examine the restoration of the army. “The commission will have 40 days to prepare a plan to rehabilitate the army which should be presented by 1 January,” Mr Martelly said.“From that moment on we can start to think about the withdrawal of UN troops.” Police trainingThe army was abolished in 1995 by then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who had been overthrown in 1991 and returned to power three years later. However, political turmoil continued in the ensuing years and since 2004, the UN’s stabilisation mission, Minustah, has operated in the country. Major donors, including the US and Canada, have said Haiti has the right to have its own army. But they point to what they see as more pressing issues for the nation. “Canada fears that creating a second security force will significantly reduce the resources available for Haiti’s other important priorities,” John Babcock, Canadian Foreign Affairs spokesman told AP. These include rehousing those left homeless by the January 2010 quake; dealing with a cholera epidemic and re-training the national police force. Mr Martelly campaigned on a promise to restore the army and has tapped into anger directed against Minustah forces, which some Haitians see as foreign occupiers.“It does seem Martelly has sought to channel anti-Minustah sentiment to bolster support for the reactivation of the armed forces,” Mark Weisbrot from the Washington-based Center for Economic and Policy Research told Reuters. “The risk is that with this move, Haiti’s bitter, longstanding divisions, which are never far from the surface, could come back with a vengeance.”BBC News Sharelast_img read more

40 to battle it out in Maltavator Challenge national finale

first_imgForty competitors recruited from Accra, Takoradi, Kumasi and Tamale are set for a showdown at the national finale of the Malta Guinness Maltavator Challenge Season 2. This comes off on Saturday 19th January 2019 at the Lizzy Sports Complex in Accra. The 40 contenders who were recruited during the zonal competitions last November, will battle it out to win mouth-watering prizes including cash, souvenirs, smart watches and Malta Guinness products. The winner will go home with a cash prize of GHS 5,000 while the 1st and 2nd runners up will win GHS 3,000 and GHS 2,000 respectively. All the other participants will also win consolation prices.In addition, each of the 40 contenders stands the chance to earn a spot on the six-person team that will represent Ghana at the Pan African Championship in South Africa in February this year.Ghana’s six representatives will compete against other competitors from Nigeria, Cameroun, Kenya, Ethiopia and Cote D’Ivoire for the ultimate $20,000 prize money.Last year, two Ghanaians picked up the 1st and 2nd runner-up positions in the Pan-African championship which was won by Ethiopia’s Keariam Abera. The Brand Manager of Malta Guinness, Roland Ofori said he is happy about the sheer passion and belief the competition has stirred among Ghanaians across all 10 regions. “We put together the Maltavator Challenge to make our brand purpose which is to fuel the can-do spirit of Ghanaians, tangible and meaningful to our consumers.“I am thrilled to see that we have achieved this through the discovery of some very resilient, agile and tenacious young people. I have no doubt the Ghana final will be super exciting and I’m greatly hopeful we will win the ultimate in South Africa come February.”The Maltavator Challenge is a proprietary program created by Malta Guinness, a Guinness Ghana Brewery Limited brand.last_img read more