Ikoyi Club Honours Swimfest Winners

first_imgThe chairman of the swimming section of the club, Oloyede Obatoyinbo, said he was elated about the development which is a big boost to the talent development drive of the club.Prizes were given to some of the swimmers who excelled at the Germany event as a way of appreciating their efforts.A young male swimmer, 11-year-old AbdulJabar Adama who won 11 individual gold medals and one relay silver was the best performer at the event.12-year-old Kayo Adeniji, also a male, received the overall second prize for winning four gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the event. Adeniji also won one relay gold and a relay silver at the tournament.Two swimmers – a female, Maria Perner,(14), and nine-year-old Kolashope Obatoyinbo – were joint third. Perner won four gold, three and two silver medals while Obatoyinbo won same number of medals at the international swimming fiesta. Club’s swimming section chairman, Obatoyimbo said the club was proud of producing future champions for Nigeria.“The way we are grooming swimmers here gives me hope that very soon, Nigeria will be competing keenly at continental and global stage.“We are so proud of these young swimmers and will continue to encourage them to attain higher heights,” Obatoyimbo noted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Swimming Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 witnessed a glamorous Sunday as the club staged a reception party in honour of the victorious swimming team that emerged winners of this year’s Neptun-Nehein Swimfest in Arnsberg, Germany.It was an amazing day for the swimmers who maintained the country’s number one position at the Swimfet meet. Nigerian team emerged champions back-to-back-to-back between 2017 and 2019.The young swimmers from the club amassed 42 gold, 48 silver and 27 bronze medals to beat other swimmers from 11 countries from various parts of the world to the number one position.last_img read more

USC creates political center to encourage dialogue among students

first_imgGOP strategist Michael Murphy and Democratic political strategist Robert Shrum will lead the Center for the Political Future.(Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)With the rising political tension and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences announced its new Center for the Political Future on Tuesday. Led by Robert Shrum, and Democratic political strategist and the director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, and veteran GOP strategist Michael Murphy, the Center will feature research projects, endowed chairs and fellowships and public policy polling to educate students on civic participation. According to Shrum, Unruh is an institute that encourages students to become politically involved by introducing them to political science studies with field experience. Both Unruh and USC Dornsife/The Los Angeles Times polls, which monitors popular topics amongst voters and how they view certain political figures, will be under the Center. Murphy said the purpose of the Center is to advance a dialogue based on mutual respect for each other and the facts.“We want to make the Center a place where we work on how to change the incentives to bring civility back to politics,” Murphy said. “We’re not expecting people to agree, but to argue in a way that respects the facts where we break this new political law of gravity.”According to USC News, the college hopes to serve as a new model to create political discussion and analysis for the future. The center aspires to advance dialogue among partisan divisions, and to seek solutions for challenges the nation is facing. The center will host major conferences and workshops every year where professionals and scholars can discuss rising concerns to the public in a nonpartisan manner. With this program, students will understand the reasoning behind political divisions, work to create solutions and to approach policies in various ways. Some issues that may be featured include immigration, ideological radicalization and electoral reform. For this academic year, the Center is organizing the Law-Warschaw Practical Politics Conference after the midterm election, and will host a joint conference with USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on the practical politics of climate change.To have students engage with political leaders, the center will feature a resident fellows program to introduce prominent figures to the campus each semester. This semester,  Dan Schwerin, former director of speechwriting for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, and Gentry Collins, former national political director of the Republican National Committee, will be invited to campus. Symone Sanders, former national press secretary for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, will be invited in Spring 2019. According to Shrum, the resident fellows will teach courses at USC. For this semester, Schwerin will lead a speechwriting course and Collins will teach on the future of the Republican Party. In addition to the new resources for students, the center will offer different types of research, such as a project on disruptive new technologies in relation to politics. “I hope the center does two things: enriches the education and life of students, engages them politically and encourages their interest in not just politics, but being involved in the public square,” Shrum said. “I hope that the University can have an impact on the world beyond its gates. To have that impact means to bring that world to the University and to bring the University to that world.”last_img read more

Storify: Fans react to Syracuse field hockey’s first national title

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse field hockey defeated North Carolina on Sunday, 4-2, to win the 2015 national championship. Here’s what fans and community members said about it on social media.[View the story “Reactions to Syracuse field hockey’s first national championship” on Storify] Comments Related Stories Syracuse field hockey becomes 1st women’s team in school history to win national championshipcenter_img Published on November 22, 2015 at 3:08 pm Contact Brett: blsamuel@syr.edu | @Brett_Samuels27last_img read more

Women’s Hockey: Roster consistencies signal renewed opportunities for 2019

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team ended their 2018-19 campaign with a national championship victory, defeating the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers by a score of 2–0.The women’s team finished with a record of 35-4-2 (18–4–2 WCHA) and finished the season on a seven-game winning streak in order to capture the title.Women’s hockey: A look back at Wisconsin’s incredible championship SeasonThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is no stranger to success in the world of Division I Women’s Collegiate Read…It will be tough for the Badgers to surpass last season’s performance, but with a majority of the roster returning and a dynamic freshman class incoming, their winning culture should remain constant.The Badgers dominated opponents last season in numerous categories. More specifically, they managed to outscore opposing teams in commanding fashion, averaging 3.8 goals per game and only allowing a measly 1.0 goals per game.Furthermore, Wisconsin had four individual Western Collegiate Hockey Association award winners: Annie Pankowski was named offensive player of the year, Kristen Campbell was named top goalkeeper, Sophie Shirley was named rookie of the year and head coach Mark Johnson was named coach of the year.Women’s hockey: Badgers earn slew of WCHA Season HonorsIn what has already been a truly special season for the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team, four Badgers took Read…Individual talent played a massive role in carrying the Badgers to a national title. As it is with all collegiate teams, that talent can’t stay forever. With a new season around the corner, the Badgers will be forced to reload their roster if they hope to once again achieve success.Through examination of the renewed Badger roster, let’s assess the women’s prospects of repeating their championship run.Overall, the Badgers have a solid chance of defending their national championship title. Much of the starting squad from last year is returning for the 2019-2020 campaign.As a senior, Pankowski finished with a team-leading 22 goals and 50 points. She held season highs for the Badgers in multiple categories, including four points, three goals, three assists and 10 shots.Perhaps most importantly for the Badgers, Pankowski was the face of the team and its undoubted spiritual leader. Without her well-documented leadership abilities as well as extensive experience guiding the Badgers throughout the season, there remain questions as to whether or not someone else will step forward.Along with Pankowski, the Badgers will say goodbye to seniors Emily Clark, Sam Cogan, Sophia Shaver, Maddie Rolfes and Mikaela Gardner.With new departures comes new arrivals, in which the Badgers add a skillful incoming class.The Badgers will be bringing in a recruiting class featuring six new players: Chayla Edwards, Kaitlyn Kotlowski, Grace Shirley, Dara Greig, Teagan Grant and Daryl Watts.Head Coach Johnson described his expectations for the new class in a recent interview for UW communications.“As I look at it, this year’s class fills the need of what we lost from last year,” Johnson said. “We lost a couple high-quality defensemen and we’re bringing in three defensemen in Chayla, Teagan and Katie to battle for that position. The same thing upfront, we lost four tremendous forwards and we need people to come in and fill those quality minutes. Obviously Dara, Grace and Daryl are going to be asked to do that.”Women’s hockey: Why the women’s hockey team deserves more cloutThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is undoubtedly one of the most successful athletic programs on campus. With four Read…The Badgers will also be bringing back a large core of their roster that helped them to the top of the WCHA not long ago.Forward Shirley played a massive role in the Badgers’ offense, putting up 38 points as a freshman, marking the third-most for the Badgers. Shirley also led the Badgers with 26 points in conference play.Redshirt junior and starting goalkeeper Campbell will be returning as well. Campbell had an outstanding save percentage of .940 percent and a Big Ten best 11 shutouts last season.Forward Abby Roque will be returning for the Badgers for her senior season. Roque contributed 43 points overall, marking the second-most on the team behind Pankowski.Other returners include forwards Britta Curl, Presley Norby, senior defenseman Mekenzie Steffen and a roster that had 15-plus double-digit point-getters.With a head coach of the year, tremendous goalkeeper, and deep and experienced roster, the Badgers have an exceptional squad with a substantial chance at another national title.There is no doubt that the hole created by Pankowski’s departure is large. If the Badgers want to move past it, they’ll have to lean on someone else, or possibly multiple people, to fill those shoes of leadership in a timely manner.Perhaps most importantly, they’ll have to do so quickly, as a hot start is crucial to building momentum throughout a regular season that is necessary to have the chance at another title game.The women begin their 2019-20 season with a two-game series in Maryland Heights, Missouri, as they face off against Lindenwood on Friday, September 27. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. (CT). The game can be followed live on Twitter @BadgerWHockey.last_img read more

Christmas Cantata Holy Family Church in Miami Gardens, December 17

first_imgThe Holy Family Episcopal / Anglican Church in collaboration with the Consulate General of Jamaica at Miami will hold a Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 17, starting at 5:00 p.m.Part of Jamaica 55The musical affair, which is being held as part of the celebrations in South Florida to commemorate Jamaica’s 55th Anniversary of Independence, will include a diverse line-up of performers including internationally renowned percussionist, Willie Stewart; accomplished guitarist and composer, Eugene Gray; dub poet, Malachi Smith; singers, Herve Alce and Aminata Kamara; the Joy of Singing Chorale; the Mello Grove Steel Orchestra; and the St. Benedict’s Church Liturgical Dancers.A Family AffairDubbed as a “family affair with a distinct Jamaican flavor”, the Christmas Cantata is free to the public.  However, patrons are being requested to donate a ‘love offering’ that will benefit the Caribbean Cultural Summer Workshop to be held at the Holy Family Church next summer for children of Caribbean heritage living in the South Florida community.What’s a Cantata‘Cantata’ is a composition of voices that is typically performed with instrumental accompaniment.  Traditionally, this musical event is celebrated across the Caribbean region during the Christmas Season when families, friends and members of the community bring Christmas joy through the singing of carols at various locations such as churches, schools, visiting the sick and less fortunate, and in public areas like town squares and shopping centers.The Holy Family Episcopal Church is located at 18501 NW 7th Avenue in Miami Gardens.For additional information contact at 305-652-6797 or www.holyfamilyevents.comlast_img read more

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton seals 6th world title

first_img Source: BBC Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth world drivers’ title with second place in the United States Grand Prix.The result means Hamilton becomes the second most successful F1 driver of all time – moving him to within one championship of all-time record-holder Michael Schumacher, whose tally of seven is now within his reach.Hamilton failed in a valiant attempt to win the race by trying a different strategy to Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas but that did not matter such was his points advantage.Hamilton held off Max Verstappen for second as Bottas stroked to victory.Hamilton had said before the race that he was not thinking of sealing the championship in Austin, Texas, only of winning the race, and he drove with the fierce competitive instinct that has defined his season and career.His decision to run long, do a single pit stop and try to hold off his rivals at the end did not quite work out – Bottas passed him with three laps to go – but it was a drive befitting the towering achievement he was to secure at the end of the race.Hamilton’s sixth title has also moved him clear of the legendary Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio.“It’s just overwhelming,” he said. “It was such a tough race. Yesterday was a tough day. I really just wanted recover and deliver the one-two. I didn’t think the one-stop was going to be possible. I am filled with so much emotion. It is an honour to be up there with those greats.“My dad told me when I was six or seven years old to never give up. I was hopeful I might be able to win but I didn’t have it in the tyres.”Asked what he could go on to achieve in his career, Hamilton said: “I don’t know about championships but as an athlete I feel fresh as can be. We won’t let up, we’ll keep pushing.”Hamilton has secured the championship with 10 victories out of the 19 races held so far this season, with two remaining in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.last_img read more

Sunday blog: If Wellington is Disneyland, then the mayor is Mickey Mouse

first_img5. Shout out of the week…Since we have devoted this column to the election, let’s send this week’s shout out to the many volunteers who work the election. It’s a time-consuming and thankless job with little to no pay. But it is the kind of volunteerism that makes this thing we call a democracy work here in the U.S.Follow us on Twitter. Commentary by Tracy McCue — Five Cueball thoughts for April 5, 2015…1. Election Tuesday…Tuesday, Sumner County voters will be going to the polls to elect local city/town council and school board members. These are traditionally the least attended elections of all elections. But in reality, a vote never counts more because you are electing your peers. You might think your one-in-a-billion vote for President of the United States is important, but it’s your ballot on these local issues that truly make the most difference.Wellington has some really good races this year and some really good candidates especially for mayor and city council.And this mayor race, is unbelievably important for Wellington.Whoever gets elected will be:•The ambassador for the town;•The face of Wellington when industry comes knocking;•The face of Wellington when Channel 3 or 12 run down looking to interview someone official with whatever ill-begotten controversy we’ve gotten ourselves into;•A participant of endless meetings.•and a chief negotiator amongst the warring local factions.Our next mayor must help find a way to keep this dang hospital open, replenish the utility reserve fund, not raise taxes, not cut city services and hire hot shots and big wigs.The new mayor will require diplomacy, vision, intelligence and common sense. And for the life of Peter, Paul and Mary… tolerance! If you’re getting bashed on social media over a city suck-fest – well that’s your job to take it.The Mayor is Mickey Mouse. And Wellington is Disneyland. Mickey Mouse always smiles and waves and steers the ship, even if Goofy and Donald Duck might find themselves on the latest episode of TMZ smoking crack.And with that in mind, you, the Wellington voters, need to figure out who will best represent this town in that capacity.I don’t care if you vote Tuesday or not. But if you do, please make an informed decision.The following forums for Wellington city/school candidates will help you do just that:Mayor.City Council part 1.City Council part 2.Wellington school board White-Zeka race.Wellington school board Moser-Glasgow race.2. Quirk in the system…A couple of people have been worked up that Kelly Green and Mark Hatfield are running for both mayor and city council, while other candidates are running for one or the other.I don’t know if that’s something that needs to be tweaked with this new election format or not. Nevertheless, that’s the system in place at the moment. These two candidates have done nothing wrong.Here’s my take. If you are looking for employment and two job openings become available, wouldn’t it behoove you to apply for both positions in hopes you could land one?This seems like an interesting dynamic. If say Ms. Green and Mr. Hatfield get elected for both mayor and city council, then they get to choose, which position they want to take. Then the new council would appoint the other position. If this occurs, I would hope the council would pick the candidate who did not win with the largest number of votes.I personally will step into the ballot box and vote for who I think will be the most qualified regardless how many times I see them on the ballot. The key is to get the best people in there. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 279 weeks ago The position of mayor is not a popularity contest. It is not ribbon cutting and glad-handing or sounding cool on TV. It is about representation and commitment. Now, moreso than ever, the mayor needs to be “of the people.” Please vote with the brain. Good luck to all. Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago -9 Vote up Vote down Janejane · 279 weeks ago Anonymous. Can you clarify what Please vote with the brain means? Report Reply 1 reply · active 279 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Reality Check · 279 weeks ago It means don’t be a dumba**. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 279 weeks ago According to Urban Dictionary, “Mickey Mouse” may be a perfect name for the local government heads. “Substandard, poorly executed or organized. Amateurish.” Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down craig · 279 weeks ago JustMe…. Oh you meant the white house ! Report Reply 1 reply · active 279 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 279 weeks ago Most of government, all the time. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 4. Questionnaires… I don’t know how influential the forums on this site or around town are. The beauty of living in a small town is we tend to personally know the people we elect. Local elections are always my favorite because they are candidate driven, free from suffocating partisan politics. I’m sure the Kansas State Legislature will screw that up shortly, though.Still I believe these candidate forums are an important part of the election process, regardless who is running.So I was disappointed that both Wellington school board candidates Jackie Berryman and Angie Ratcliff chose not to submit answers to questionnaires sent to them by Sumner Newscow. Both candidates were unopposed, and are guaranteed four years. Not filling out a questionnaire, is not going to make a difference in their reelection. Still, it shouldn’t matter. It is always good to communicate with the voting public, and re-evaluate your positions. 3. Somethings to remember…I had one Wellington school board candidate tell me voters seem confused on whether or not they could vote in a certain race.In Wellington voting is simple.  In the city council election, any registered voter within the city limits can vote for any candidate.In the school board election, all voters within the USD 353 school district can vote for both school board races.As far as the other Sumner County towns, it just depends on their specific rules. There will be someone there to help you for sure when you go to the polls.last_img read more

Galatasaray signs Uruguayan side Marcelo Saracchi

first_imgSaracchi arrived in Istanbul today, signed the contract and visited the museum Galatasaray, already dressed in the rojiamarilla shirt, in which he wears The number 36.The side, which has been called four times for the selection Uruguayan, He matches in the club with his compatriot Fernando Muslera, the already mythical Uruguayan goalkeeper who defends since 2011 the colors of Galatasaray The Galatasaray, one of the most successful clubs from Turkey, has announced Monday the arrival as given from the side Uruguayan left Marcelo Saracchi, 21 years old and currently under contract in the Leipzig German.The German club will yield Saracci to Galatasaray under loan format for the remainder of this season and 2020-2021, in exchange for a net payment of 500,000 euros, says a statement made public this late on the website of the Turkish club.The young player, who has served on the Danube FC and the River Plate before moving, in summer 2018, to Leipzig, rwill 700,000 euros for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season and another 1,350,000 for the 2020-2021 season, clarifies the statement. Turkish League* Data updated as of January 6, 2020last_img read more

Ambusley declares win as birthday gift to daughter

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay United FC captain Dwayne Ambusley netted his first goal for almost three seasons and only his second goal for the club, as they eased past Tivoli Gardens FC 2-0 in Monday night’s Red Stripe Premier League football fixture at Montego Bay Sports Complex.Afterwards, he dedicated the victory to his daughter, Shanice, who was celebrating her birthday, noting that he had promised something special and the goal was a fitting gift.”I am delighted with the win because I kept my promise to my daughter to score tonight and get the win,” the midfielder said.”It is my first goal in about three years so it’s special on that account. But the most important thing is that we won tonight,” added Ambusley.The win lifted the former champions level to the top on 37 points with Portmore United and two clear of defending champions Arnett Gardens FC.Ambusley’s goal, which gave his team a 12th minute lead, was rather fortuitous, as his intended cross swerved away from Tivoli’s goalkeeper Edsel Scott and into the upper far corner of the goalgoalscoring formMercurial striker Dino Williams also continued his fine goalscoring form, when he scored in the 28th minute in a dominant first half of football from the home side, in front of a partisan crowd.Ambusley said they were determined to get the victory and heaped praise on Williams for his role in the team’s success so far this season.”We talked about it before the game that we needed to win this one and that Dino keeps scoring and it worked out that way. As team captain, I can’t ask for nothing more.”MoBay’s goalkeeper had a relatively quiet night between the posts, but was called to duty with a superb one-handed save to deny Jamoy Sibbles an equaliser at the 18th minute.Williams was netting his League-leading 14th goal for the season, but the hard-running striker was taken off in second half action because of a lingering hamstring problem.Tivoli’s coach, Christopher Bender, said his side’s struggle will have to be addressed with additional talent in the transfer window.”We are not playing with enough confidence at the moment and of course the team missed Junior Flemmings greatly. He brings a certain calmness to the team and that was lacking tonight,” Bender reasoned.”There still a way to go in this up and down season for us, but we’re hoping to get some wins and stay away from trouble,” he said.Tivoli, following their 10th loss this season, lie 10th in the 12-team standings and have a woeful defensive record, having shipped a league leading 28 goals in 19 matches.last_img read more

Over 250 HILLSAC Members to Participate in 2015 Marathon

first_imgThis year’s marathon might be the most crowded as compared to the 2011 and 2013 Liberia Marathons owing to lot of interests from individual athletes- active and amateur, the disabled, groups as well as foreign nationals.The Liberia Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, November 8.The Hill Social and Athletics Club (HILLSAC), has announced that over 250 of its members are poised to contest in the 2015 Liberia Marathon.HILLSAC’s president Odusanya Muhamed Abdulhakeed disclosed that 250 members would participate in the 10k race (from John F. Kennedy to SKD Complex). Two of their athletes are training for the 21km (13miles) race.Mr. Abdulhakeed said as November 8 comes closer, they would increase their coaches. The current coaches are Constance Williams, Peter Kollie, Zumba Emmanuel and Ansumana Varney.“We were founded in 2000 and participated in 2011 and 2013 marathons as well as the recently held Olympic Day Run,” the HILLSAC boss said.The 2015 Liberia Marathon was postponed twice owing to the Ebola virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Weekly MP report from Jay Hill

first_imgSomeone convicted of these crimes should not be allowed to serve their sentences in the comfort of their own home while many of their victims can no longer afford a roof over their head! We could not allow loopholes for ‘house arrest’ to stand and therefore, in June of this year we again introduced legislation to limit the use of conditional sentencing legislation to minor crimes. Bill C-42, which was debated this week by MPs at second reading, will amend the Criminal Code so that conditional sentences will no longer be available for offences such as: street racing causing bodily harm, trafficking in persons, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, criminal negligence causing death, forgery of a passport, incest, perjury, arson, counselling/aiding suicide, airgun/pistol causing bodily harm.We took another positive step forward this week when our Identity Theft legislation, Bill S-4, passed into law. This Bill creates the new offences of identity theft, trafficking in identity information and unlawful possession of trafficking in certain government-issued identity documents. Among other measures, this legislation can make an offender provide restitution to a victim for the expenses they incurred in rehabilitating their identity. Advertisement In order to fight crime in the 21st Centurym, our laws must keep pace with the technology that makes crimes, such as identity theft and the distribution of child pornography, easier to commit. That’s why our Conservative Government has also introduced legislation to give law enforcement agencies additional tools they need to investigate a crime. While careful to respect privacy rights and freedoms, Bill C-47 will expand the existing ability to obtain a warrant to intercept communications over traditional telephones to include cell phones, other wireless technologies and the Internet as well. Now that Michael Ignatieff has stepped-back from his threat to immediately attempt to bring down our Government, I am hopeful we can continue to enact legislation to better protect Canadians! We made a commitment to Canadians to restore faith in our justice system and to better protect them.And this week in the House of Commons, our Conservative Government moved aggressively to advance our crime-tackling agenda. First, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson introduced legislation to crack down on white-collar crime. This is a serious issue affecting the lives of Canadian families who have been swindled out of their hard-earned savings at the hands of fraudsters and criminals. – Advertisement -If passed, the legislation will make jail time mandatory for fraud over $1-million by setting a new mandatory sentence of two years for white collar crimes. The impact on the victim and the magnitude of the fraud will also be considered as factors to toughen sentences. Judges will be required to consider forcing offenders to make restitution to victims in all fraud cases. And affected groups will be allowed to submit Community Impact Statements to the Court. This isn’t the first time we’ve tried to crack down on white collar crime, but the Liberals gutted our previous legislation, introduced in 2006, that would have denied house arrest for serious crimes such as fraud and theft over $5,000.Advertisementlast_img read more

Connect LA wins honor

first_img“It’s a collaborative organization that has grown from a few people to 1,000 affiliates,” Linsley said. “We bring leaders together to try to develop grass-roots solutions to basic problems.” Through Connect LA, for instance, 3,000 teenagers came together last October as part of Teenagers Make a Difference Day. Teens from various community centers and programs cleaned up parks, spruced up neighborhoods and fed the homeless. For its efforts in connecting those teens to Make A Difference Day, Connect LA is being honored today by USA Weekend, which is carried by the Daily News every Sunday. Known as the nation’s largest day of service, USA Weekend’s Make A Difference Day is held the fourth Saturday of each October, with more than 3 million volunteers participating. Aided by Connect LA, a group of teens was teamed up with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to aid the city’s homeless population. “The Parks Department played a huge part, because we had so many sites we could go to,” said Francisca Castillo, recreation coordinator for the Exposition Park Intergenerational Community Center. “My team cooked a full-course meal, and we went to the Downtown Women’s Center and ate with the women there.” Fourteen-year-old Lashanaye James, who participates in activities at the Exposition Park center, said she found volunteerism extremely rewarding. “Volunteering teaches you responsibility, which is good because you need to know that to go into the real world,” she said. “When we were (at the Downtown Women’s Center), I felt so good. We were part of a national movement, and many people don’t think that teens want to volunteer.” Lashanaye’s team received a cash award and an overall teen project prize from USA Weekend. “It gave the teens a sense of awareness and empowerment that they can actually make a difference in people’s lives, and what they say and do does not go unnoticed,” Castillo said. “It was a very powerful activity for the teens. Some of them teared up.” Teens will meet again in May to discuss other ways they would like to help the city. Homelessness, anti-drug campaigns, graffiti cleanup and recycling seem to top the list of ways they would like to contribute, Linsley said. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664 Connect LA is among the volunteer agencies being honored by USA Weekend, in today’s newspaper, for its efforts on Make a Difference Day. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They’d connected as volunteers, working in the nonprofit world before becoming friends. For Ellen Linsley and Marjorie Matsushita, the next, natural step was to connect all of Los Angeles. “We did it because we saw a need in the community to connect L.A.-based organizations in the area,” said Linsley. “We saw that resources and information were out there, but it wasn’t being shared.” In 1996, Linsley and Matsushita formed Connect LA, an umbrella organization that brings together various agencies and departments throughout Los Angeles County, all with the goal of bettering their communities. last_img read more

MARK MISSES OUT ON OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TIME

first_imgLetterkenny athlete Mark English was just a bit too slow in his latest quest for an Olympic place.Mark ran in the 800m Grand Prix race in the heat in Madrid this evening with the Olympic ‘A’ standard time of 1:45:60 within his sights.But he was under a second outside that time, finishing fourth on 1.46:20 English had already come very close to achieving the qualifying time for London when he ran 1:45:77 in May.But he does get another chance in Spain later this week.Mark’s next challenge will be the World Junior Athletics Championships in Barcelona which begins next Tuesday July 10th.  PuestoDorsalNombreFecha de NacimientoCalleReacciónFnResultado114 LOPEZ YERGA Kevin12 junio, 199041 : 45.78215 MARCO CONTRERAS Luis..20 agosto, 198681 : 45.98316 MULDER Tyler15 febrero, 198761 : 46.2046 ENGLISH Mark18 marzo, 198331 : 46.20512 KIPKOECH Nicholas22 octubre, 199211 : 46.4264 CASTILLO Maury Surie..19 octubre, 198451 : 46.53710 GEBREMEDHIN Mekonnen11 octubre, 198821 : 46.63MMP824 RUTT Michael27 octubre, 198771 : 46.91919 REPCIK Josef3 agosto, 198611 : 47.001018 QUESADA VELASCO Migu..18 septiembre, 197931 : 47.22112 BUSTOS GONZALEZ Davi..25 agosto, 199071 : 48.03MMT1217 OLMEDO VILLAR Manuel17 mayo, 198361 : 56.28 13 LAGUNA APARICIO Igna..18 mayo, 19878DNF MARK MISSES OUT ON OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TIME was last modified: July 7th, 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:800 metresLondonmark englishOlympic Gameslast_img read more

IRELAND’S DEAL WITH EUROPE WON’T CHANGE DEBT, SAYS TD

first_imgSinn Féin Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has said comments from Central Bank governor, Patrick Honohan are “disappointing for those who hoped for a genuine improvement in people’s lives from a deal on the promissory notes.”Deputy Doherty was speaking after quizzing Governor Honohan in the Dáil Finance Committee. Patrick Honohan hinted that the “design” of a deal was already known.“I put three key questions to Governor Honohan on the impact any deal would have. I asked would it reduce our debt to GDP ratio, would it lift the €28 billion burden from taxpayers and would it mean we would pay less interest on the notes. The answer to the three questions was “No”. “This means citizens will not benefit from any deal on this basis and it suggests that the government is negotiating a slight of hand.“Any positive benefits emerging from a deal will be welcomed by Sinn Féin but leaving the €28 billion bill with the taxpayer in whatever form is unacceptable.“It is not too late for this government to negotiate seriously and forcefully assert that the unjust burden on Irish citizens must be lifted- not shifted to another form or simply paid over a longer period. A genuine write-down on the promissory notes is a fair demand and anything short of that will benefit working citizens very little if at all.”  IRELAND’S DEAL WITH EUROPE WON’T CHANGE DEBT, SAYS TD was last modified: January 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:EU debt dealIRELAND’S DEAL WITH EUROPE WON’T CHANGE DEBTPearse DohertySAYS TDSinn Feinlast_img read more

Burglars target Meadows School

first_img Another Newhall School District campus, Valencia Valley Elementary, also was burglarized during the Nov. 5 weekend. At least six classrooms were vandalized, and two laptop computers and more than 200 keys for the school were missing. Newhall School District administrators are considering installing security systems and hiring night guards, said Michael Clear, assistant superintendent of business services. “We are costing out what those options are,” he said. “Once we have developed a list of options, we will evaluate them and move forward. “We would prefer to catch whoever is doing this. We are taking some steps right now to address the string of burglaries and break-ins, and trying to identify a long-term solution.” Parent groups also are pitching in, O’Brien said. “Our school site council has been proactive in allocating money for a security system,” she said. “We have a very strong school community and the parents feel very offended by it. We are going to be very watchful.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Burglars ransacked Meadows Elementary School overnight Wednesday, getting away with a camcorder and petty cash in the campus’s fourth break-in his year, authorities said. The intruders rummaged through five classrooms, a teachers preparation room and the school office, taking a video camera and a small amount of cash, including $15 in student council funds and $6 deposited by students for a “banking” lesson, Principal Peggy O’Brien said Thursday. “Things were strewn all over the classroom and offices, desks and cabinets have been wrangled thorough,” she said. “It looked pretty bad when we got here today.” The intruders pried open a door to enter the main schoolhouse in the 25500 block of Fedala Road between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday, sheriff’s investigators said. Maintenance crews repaired the damage before pupils arrived Thursday morning. “The sad thing is that (the pupils) feel very sad when they come to school,” O’Brien said. “They know things have been taken that belong to them.” Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Weiss said detectives are following a few leads, and urged area residents to keep an eye out for suspicious activity on the campus after hours. “We are looking at a couple of different possibilities,” he said. “To pinpoint it to a certain group, that’s a little premature. … With schools where people aren’t always around, I would suggest that people who see something to call us.” The burglary was the second in three weeks at Meadows School. A computer hard drive was stolen over the Nov. 5 weekend. In two separate break-ins in September, burglars stole a computer – later found on McBean Parkway – and broke into the computer lab. A multimedia projector was vandalized and parts from the school’s wireless system were missing. last_img read more

Mutyaba rushed to hospital as URA FC, Express share spoils in dull encounter

first_imgAction between URA FC and Express FC on Saturday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Uganda Premier League URA FC 0-0 Express FC Bombo Barracks Stadium, BomboSaturday, 23-11-2019BOMBO – URA FC and Express drew 0-0 in one of the two Uganda Premier League games played on Saturday afternoon.The game that was played at Bombo Barracks Stadium had little goal mouth action as both sides struggled to create chances.The major talking point on the day was the injury to URA’s Julius Mutyaba who was rushed to hospital in the first half.The industrious midfielder was elbowed by Denis Sserukwaya on 38 minutes-an incident missed by referee Mashood Sali, and play was stopped for seven minutes until Mutyaba was stretchered off, put into the waiting Ambulance and taken to hospital.With five minutes to play, Anwar Ntege was given his marching orders after a foul on Ivan Ocholit, leaving the Tax Collectors to finish the game with 10 men.Ironically, the only other cards of the rough encounter were again shown to URA personnel with Ivan Ntege booked for a foul on Sadiq Ssekyembe and URA FC assistant coach Hamza Lutalo shown yellow for descent.Both sides made substitution in the game but none proved pivotal in the end.Mikadad Ssenyonga came on for the injured Mutyba, Anwar replaced Daniel Isiagi while Ivant Ntege took the place of Ivan Serubiri as URA rang the changes.For Express they made only two changes. Shafiq Avemah paved way for Joshua Musoke while Ocholit took Sadiq Ssekyembe’s slot.The draw leaves URA FC in 10th with 17 points from 14 games. The Tax Collectors will finish their first round with a game at home to Proline on Tuesday next week.For Express, they end the first round with 18 points from 15 games having won five, drawn two and lost seven.Saturday’s point leaves the Red Eagles 9th on the log.How both teams startedURA FCJames Alitho (GK), Yessri Waibi, Patrick Mbowa, Benjamin Nyakojjo, Ashraf Mandela, Julius Mutyaba, Ivan Ntege, Shafik Kagimu, Brian Majwega, Joackim Ojera, Daniel IsiagiExpress FCTonny Kyamera (GK), Joseph Zziwa, Sadiq Ssekyembe, Yiga Muhammad, David Kakeeto, Kigonya Lawrence, Dennis Sserukwaya, Avemar Shafiq, Frank Ssenyondo, Dissan Galiwango, Frank KalandaComments Tags: Anwar NtegeDenis SserukwayaExpress FCJulius MutyabaUganda Premier LeagueURA FClast_img read more