The FLOW-powered Super Cup competition has been a revelation since its creation in 2014, with clashes between the best rural and urban schoolboy football teams drawing massive crowds to, and inducing euphoria at, venues across the island. However, to some, the heavily marketed Super Cup tournament has taken away much of the gloss from the traditional cups – the Manning Cup and daCosta Cup league tournaments, as well as the Walker Cup, Ben Francis Cup and Olivier Shield knockout tournaments – which all continue, for the most part, to struggle to match the appeal of their younger sibling. Still, FLOW’s man in charge of marketing and products, Carlo Redwood, while acknowledging the mammoth impact of the Super Cup towards his company’s overarching objectives where local schoolboy football is concerned, was quick to underline his company’s commitment to extending that appeal to the other competitions. Redwood noted that the success of the Super Cup competition will not only help the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) as a result of their gate receipt-sharing agreement, but will also help to raise the excitement around the other competitions as the formula of comprehensive sports entertainment is continually polished and extended. “We are absolutely committed to all the competitions,” Redwood declared ahead of Saturday’s Manning Cup final between Jamaica College and St George’s College and the second daCosta Cup semi-final between St Elizabeth Technical High School and Lennon High. Five-year contract “It’s a development strategy over a number of years. We have a five-year contract and our goal is to ensure that all the competitions have the same level of energy, excitement and support as the Super Cup does. “Two years ago, we started the journey as LIME to continue the investment in the development of sport. We didn’t want to just invest to develop the game itself, but we wanted to bring back the glory days of schoolboy football,” Redwood added. “The Super Cup was the first step, which brought the attention of the Jamaican public on a large scale as we start to see that development coming now into the other competitions. As we’d appreciate, it takes money to deliver that kind of product; the surfaces that we want them to play on at all the other levels is difficult (to realise) – the price (to rent venues) is very high. Bringing entertainment and so on costs money as well. “What we are really doing is using Super Cup as the first step in generating more income for ISSA. What nobody really knows is that the gate receipts that we have – we have a gate-share arrangement with ISSA that allows that money to be reinvested in other competitions, and that is important,” underlined Redwood, who agreed that the traditional competitions are not helped by games being played on less-than-ideal surfaces, a situation he noted was unavoidable at present given the financial constraints. “It’s difficult, as ISSA has said, to find that type of sponsorship that you need to create the kind of football that we all want, because it cost money to do so. Super Cup is really the vehicle that has brought that extra money to the table that will allow us going forward to deliver Manning Cup and daCosta Cup and certainly Olivier Shield and Ben Francis Cup in that type of way that people now enjoy with Super Cup, but again, it’s a process,” added Redwood. firstname.lastname@example.org
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – APRIL 21: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder cheers from the bench in the first half during Game Three of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 21, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFPCarmelo Anthony isn’t interested in sticking around in Oklahoma City as a bench player for the Thunder.A day after the Thunder were eliminated from the first round of the NBA playoffs, Anthony said during his exit interview on Saturday that such a role was out of the question.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MMA fighter with links to Trump, Cohen is questioned by FBI LATEST STORIES “I’m not sacrificing (with) no bench role,” he said. “I think everybody knows I’ve sacrificed damn near everything, and was willing to sacrifice nearly everything for this situation to work out.”The 33-year-old forward spent significant time on the bench during the Thunder’s first-round loss to the Utah Jazz.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 crownAnthony, who averaged 16.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists for the season, can opt out of the final year of his contract, which is worth $28 million, and not return to the Thunder in 2018.And he indicated he was mulling that option after a sometimes frustrating campaign that followed his trade from the New York Knicks on the eve of training camp. Anthony waived his no-trade clause with the Knicks to make the move happen, with the Thunder hoping he would join established star Russell Westbrook and another OKC newcomer, Paul George, to form a Big Three that would see them challenge the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets in the Western Conference.But Anthony said that with the trio joining forces so close to the start of the season “everything was just thrown together” and his role wasn’t properly defined.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding
After being awarded the prize “Mr Universal Ambassador – Africa,” Clarence Success Cooper has promised to engage government and other stakeholders to develop a program that will empower upcoming and talented male models.The Mr Universal Ambassador pageant ran from November 3-13 in Indonesia and featured events like pool hunk modeling competition and sport competition, for which Clarence was the overall winner.During the final, the judges selected the Liberian representative as one of the winners. The Liberian representative at the pageant was the only person to finish among the top five in all major preliminary competitions.“I’m going to work with relevant authorities to design strategies that will support upcoming models in Liberia and encourage them to pursue there dreams of becoming a world class model,” he said.Though he did not state when this consultation work with the relevant government ministries will begin, he, however, said such a plan will make the dream of many male models become a reality by enabling them to represent Liberia on the international stage. “I entered the competition with the motivation to win, and by grace I did not disappoint my county. I’m proud that Liberia came out victorious,” added Cooper.“I will do all I can to make sure that the Liberian government and its people promote male pageants like it is done with their female counterparts.”Clarence extended his heartfelt thank to all Liberians who voted from around the world, and especially to all those that contributed to making his trip to Indonesia a reality.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA) says it supports the Ministry of Finance’s decision not to waste USD151,000 requested by the Liberia National Olympic Committee, (LNOC) for the Brazil Olympic Games.In a release, a copy of which was sent to the Daily Observer late yesterday, the LNHA said, “We know that the presence of Liberia in Brazil will be fruitless,” because LNOC vice president for technical affairs, Malcom Joseph, “has already termed the Brazil Olympics as ‘political Olympics.”Signed LNHA president Mason Saweler, the LNHA said the interest of Liberia should be above every consideration. “The government needs to put money where the impact will be felt by everyone. The training of our athletes to compete and bring glory and honor to our country should be the priority and not to satisfy individuals…to bring dishonor to our country,” Saweler said.The LNHA said for four years the LNOC has not done much to prepare Liberian athletes for competitions and therefore, with support from other federations, the LNHA termed the request by the LNOC to request USD151, 000 as unrealistic.The LNHA said according to the International Olympic Committee, (IOC), Liberia does not have qualified athletes and therefore Liberia will only go to Brazil Games on a Wild Card (Invitation), that will be issued to the LNOC.“The Wild Card underwrites traveling, lodging, feeding and accommodation expenses for the LNOC to witness the events as a member of the IOC,” the LNHA said.It said it was based on the same arrangement that Liberia went to the London Games in 2012, “with money changers which resulted in a shame to the country.”The LNHA recalled that during the recent acquaintance conference held with Sports Minister Charles S. N’tow, at the Olympic Village, LNOC President Browne informed the minister that Liberia does not have qualified athletes for the Brazil Olympic Games, “because there is no training or playing facilities and competitions to qualify our athletes.”The LNOC has failed to institute programs to empower federations and associations to train athletes for local and international competitions, Saweler charged.The LNHA said the current leadership of the LNOC has deceived the Liberian people and has mismanaged the LNOC facilities and as a result the LNHA is calling on all Liberians who love sports to join its advocacy for a new leadership in the LNOC.In the 2012 Olympics in London, Liberia went to the Games with a ‘money changer’ someone who reportedly influenced the selection with money, who could not compete when the time came.The LNHA’s advocacy against the LNOC was due to what it described as ‘interference’ in its affairs, when the LNOC does not have any right to do so.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Social Protection Ministry’s Labour Department has launched an investigation into the drowning of a seaman attached to the Pritipaul Singh Investments Company after a mishap some 100 miles out at sea. The man had been identified as Navishwar Karamdatt, called “Sharma”, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD).The boat on which Navishwar Karamdatt was working at the time of his demiseAccording to reports surfacing, on Wednesday, operatives of the Labour Department took a team to the MV Snook which is docked at the company’s wharf in Georgetown. The team is attempting to ascertain what led to Karamdatt’s death by investigating the level of safety conditions under which workers are operating.The entire ordeal which was captured on surveillance footage showed two workmen trying to stabalise a section of a caged instrument in the midst of ravaging waves on the open waters.As the waves became more intense, both men were thrown about the ship’s deck, with Karamdatt being thrown into in the sea. From the footage, it was seen that the vessel’s rails had wide spaces below and underneath.Guyana Times understands that the investigators interviewed several workers as the probe into the seaman’s suspected death gets underway. It was said that the vessel’s crew was a five-member team. The MV Snook departed on December 3, 2018 and made its way back to shore last week Saturday following Wednesday’s mishap.It is believed that Karamdatt hit his head when he was thrown off the vessel by the ferocious waves. He was seen waving and from the footage, it was not clear if a lifebuoy was on hand to be thrown into the water in an effort to save the man’s life.Marine safety is slated to become a topic of much discourse since Karamdatt’s suspected drowning was followed by the suspected next-day demise of a boat caption from Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini) after he fell overboard, into the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Thursday last.Reports were that Linden Williams accidently fell into the river and despite efforts to locate him, this was to no avail. Persons in the area had disclosed that the cargo boat usually travels from Moruca to Charity to transport goods for Williams’ employer.
The World Cup speed skating season could not have ended any better for Denny Morrison. After winning gold in the 1,000 on Saturday in Germany, he followed that up with another golden performance in the 1,500 on Sunday.The performance also allowed Morrison to jump from fifth in the overall season standings in the 1,500 to first.He finished the race 1:45.15.- Advertisement -In a Speed Skating Canada release Morrison admitted the feat was one that he was targeting but he wasn’t sure if it would ever come to fruition.“It was such a surprise to win the season title. It was a goal of mine in 2007 and 2013, but being injured in 2013 put an end to any chance of that happening. Racing to a win at a clutch moment paid off big time and I couldn’t be happier to have achieved one of my career goals today, one that I thought might never happen.”
The results might have been different had respondents been forced to choose between either issues or character. But this survey allowed people to volunteer any “qualities or characteristics,” and a minority seized on issues. The findings are consistent with an AP-Ipsos poll from September 2004, when 38percent of voters chose honesty as the most important quality when picking a president. That was more than any other factor. At the time of that survey, a majority of voters found Bush to be honest. But in an AP-AOL News poll conducted in January, only 44percent said they thought Bush was honest. His decline in the category of trust is widely attributed to the fallout from the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The drop is most prominent among people 30 to 39, suburban women, married women with children and people with household incomes in the $50,000 to $75,000 bracket. Bush’s collapse in the character test should serve as a warning to the 2008 presidential candidates. Character matters, voters say, and they already are sizing up the field. Among Republican and GOP-leaning voters, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads Arizona Sen. John McCain 35percent to 22percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had 14percent, followed in the single digits by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas. Among Democrats, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton leads with 38percent, followed by Sen. Barack Obama at 21percent. Former Vice President Al Gore is at 14percent, and 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards is at 10percent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – For all the policy blueprints churned out by presidential campaigns, there is this indisputable fact: People care less about issues than they do about a candidate’s character. An Associated Press-Ipsos poll says 55percent of those surveyed consider honesty, integrity and other values of character the most important qualities they look for in a presidential candidate. Just one-third look first to candidates’ stances on issues; even fewer focus foremost on leadership traits, experience or intelligence. “Voters only look at policies as a lens into what type of person the candidate is,” said Ken Mehlman, chairman of President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign. That campaign based its voter targeting and messaging strategies on the character-first theory. The AP-Ipsos poll of 1,001 adults, conducted Monday through Wednesday, found honesty was by far the most popular single trait – volunteered by 41percent of voters in open-ended questioning.
The COLAISTE ULADH original schoolA fascinating talk about Pearse, Plunkett and Casement – Coláiste Uladh and the Cultural Revolution, takes place next week in Letterkenny.Donegal County Museum has issued an open invitation to the event which will be given by Dr Seosamh O Ceallaigh on Thursday 4 February at 8pm.Coláiste Uladh was established in Gortahork in 1906 to foster the revival of the Irish language and culture which was taking place in the country at the time. Leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916 including Patrick H Pearse, Joseph Mary Plunkett and Roger Casement were either involved in the development of the college or had attended as students.Admission is free and all welcome.If you have an event or news story in your area, please email us the details at email@example.comFASCINATING 1916 TALK TO TAKE PLACE AT COUNTY MUSEUM was last modified: January 27th, 2016 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:1916County MuseumRisingTalk
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Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn has said he is concerned at reports of people queuing from 3am for visa renewals at the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) and of heavy handed treatment of vulnerable people by the Gardaí.Padraig Mac LochlainnThe Donegal TD was speaking after hearing reports of protests outside the GNIB office at Burgh Quay yesterday.He said “It is very concerning to hear of people spending hours queuing at the office in order to renew their visas. We have heard reports of people queuing from 3am in what was one of the coldest nights of winter so far. “We have also heard reports of some particularly vulnerable people being dealt with aggressively by members of the Gardaí when protesting that there were no more slots available after waiting hours.“I will be raising the issue with the Minister for Justice next week and calling on her to make more resources available to ensure that people do not have to continue to wait in these dire conditions simply to renew their visas.” Mac LOCHLAINN CONCERNED AT TREATMENT OF VULNERABLE AT GARDA IMMIGRATION BUREAU was last modified: November 29th, 2014 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:donegalGardaiImmigrationPadraig Mac Lochlainntreatment