Alleyne’s record quadruple

first_imgJoshua Daniel Alleyne, a standout at the Mayberry Preparatory and Primary Schools Swimming Championships, shattered four individual records in helping his school to second place courtesy of the highest overall individual performance.Meanwhile, a total of 38 prep and primary swimmers broke records, while there were six relay marks set at the highly entertaining and compact event.Twelve-year-old Alleyne is Sts Peter and Paul Preparatory’s head boy and contributed a whopping 43 points to their title ambitions, which saw them finishing second best behind Wolmer’s Prep’s 232.50 points, with 148.Young Alleyne trains every day except Tuesdays at the National Aquatics Centre, where he has gone unbeaten in over three years, and swept four records last year.He will be looking to attend his preferred choice, Campion College, later this year.Mother, Norma Kerr Alleyne, describes the young swim sensation as a metaphor for youngsters who work really hard to excel.”He is one of those youngsters who puts in his time. He does try his best,” she told The Gleaner.Though Joshua had to prepare for his Grade Six Achievement Test, he balanced it well with swimming.”Obviously, we hope that he is going to go to Campion (College). His brother is there,” said his mother.The brilliant young swimmer’s record-shattering feats last Saturday included the boys’ 11-12 50m backstroke, which he won in 35:89; the 11-12 50m freestyle in 30:25; and the 12 and under 100m freestyle in one minute 07:45 seconds.Joshua also took the 11-50m breaststroke, emphatically shaving off .36 seconds from 40.88 to 40:52 seconds.The long-standing development meet has nurtured and fostered the development a number of swimmers.last_img read more

2 PH squads advance

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident A couple of Philippine teams advanced to the Round of 12 of the women’s division in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open after the second round of competition Friday at SM Sands by the Bay.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Support this genuine Pinoy Basketbol league In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The pair of Cherry Rondina and Dzi Gervacio advanced after stunning the United States’ Lindsey Fuller and Kaley Melville, 21-12, 21-15.Rondina and Gervacio later lost to Spain’s Paula Gutierrez and Maria Marquez de Acuña in two close sets, 22-20, 23-21.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 crownLourdilyn Catubag and Karen Quilario, meanwhile advanced after edging Ting Chi Yuen and Wai Yan Au Yuneg, 21-13, 18-21, 15-11, in Pool C to secure three points after a 1-1 win-loss record.They lost their earlier game against the Netherlands. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Training kicks off for Stewards at the ATS on Friday

first_imgThe Liberia Football Association (LFA) will begin two days of security training for newly recruited stewards at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on Friday.It will bring together about 40 participants, including two security representatives from Blue Field, Ganta, North Star, Kakata and Buchanan from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily.The workshop, which is being organized by LFA security and fair play committee, is to brainstorm the challenges, strategies and best international practices for the 2019 National League and related football events.It will cover topics such as the roles and responsibilities of stewards; service and communication orientation; conflict prevention and management; emergency first aid, basic fire preventions and firefighting; crowd dynamics and management; health and public safety.The training will be facilitated by the Armed Forces of Liberia, Liberia National Police, Liberia National Red Cross Society and Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS).Meanwhile, the LNFS will carry out a safety inspection exercise at the ATS on Saturday, tomorrow.The ATS, when qualified, will be issued a safety declaration certificate for US$25.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt takes over UNDP Shield funds

first_img…funding to be administered by Environment DepartmentGuyana has agreed to take on the responsibility of both housing the Guiana Shield Facility and administering its funds; monies that were formerly administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)but which has now been handed over to local officials.This was disclosed by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, during a post cabinet press briefing on Friday. While Harmon could not inform the media how much money is currently being held in the fund, he related that the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of the Environment will be its new Managers.“Guyana has agreed to be the host for the Guyana Shield Facility and fund… this initiative started in 2000 under the UNDP and until December 31st, 2017 (theyGuyana is one of several countries who have pledged parts of their forests for conservationwere) the major entity that deal with it. Guyana in actually accepting this position is now positioning itself as the major global player in this regard.”“The fund basically will be at the department of the environment,” he further explained. “It’s basically a small team that manages the fund. And these are funds that are garnered from international agencies for the purpose of management and operation of the Guyana shield.”He explained that the funds were intended to go to the long-term financing of national and regional activities to conserve the ecosystems, protect bio diversity and sustain the livelihood of persons residing within the Guyana Shield.“The GSF supports the global relevance of the Guyana eco region and will facilitate the financial transfers from international communities and international organisations and those responsible for maintaining the ecological and cultural integrity of the Guyana Shield,” the Minister declared.Currently, the Guiana Shield comprises six nations which have dedicated their forests to conservation, including Guyana.The main purpose of the Amazon Fund is to provide support for projects to stop, observe and combat deforestation, as well as for the conservation and sustainable use of forests in the Amazon.In 2016, Guyana was charged with the responsibility to press Brazil for the Amazon Fund to be expended for Guiana Shield biodiversity scientific research.At the Fourth International Congress on Biodiversity of Guiana Shield, UNDP Resident Representative Khadija Musa had stated that the Fund was overloaded with resources that could be utilised for research.“There is no doubt that the Guiana Shield is worth protecting,” she had said, adding that it was critical for the respective governments to tap into the resources that the Fund possesses.At the opening ceremony of the congress, President Granger had suggested that since the world was under threat from human activities that decimate the environment and cause global warming, the Shield’s existence was important. He stated that it was the organization’s duty to protect and preserve the ecosystem.last_img read more

Berbicians participate in Mash tramp

first_imgDespite calls for Berbice Mash to be on Republic Day, Berbicians came out to participate in what is traditionally dubbed the ‘people’s Mash’ on Sunday in New Amsterdam.Traditionally, the activity is held one week after the main celebration in the capital city, Georgetown.The parade, which kicked off from Marks Bridge, initially saw only revellers participating, but as it moved through the streets, Berbicians joined in, making it the ‘people’s Mash fest’ of the year.Fast-food stalls, bar-b-que grills, bouncy castles and game booths sprung up along the routeSeveral of the floats which were on the road in Georgetown on Republic Day were displayed in the region’s capital town.Among them were the Office of the President along with the Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry. They were joined by the Regional Democratic Council of Region Six, the Guyana Police Force B Division, University of Guyana Berbice Campus, APNU/AFC coalition, ANSA McAl, Banks DIH, and Homeline Furnishing among others.The largest contingent in terms of supporters was that of the Guyana Police Force but it was by far outnumbered by the revellers following the beverage companies and Caribbean Group for which the road seemed too narrow to hold them.The scene was a sea of colour that embraced the carnival atmosphere. The bands on the road that were strategically placed and those on trucks provided more than adequate music for the revellersThe police were out in their numbers too, along with motorcycle patrols that sought to preserve law and order along the Mash route.last_img read more

Peewee Flyers top 10 finalists for Good Deeds Cup

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Ross H. MacLean Flyers have qualified for the finals of the Good Deeds Cup.During Friday nights World Junior Gold Medal Game, Chevrolet announced the top 10 teams across Canada that could win the Good Deeds Cup.  The top 10 included the Fort St. John Ross H. MacLean Peewee Flyers.The Good Deeds Cup was created in 2016 to highlight teams that work to make their community a better place to live.  During the video showcasing the top 10 teams, the Fort St. John Peewee Flyers were shown helping with the annual Fill the Bus Campaign.  Here is the video the Flyers sent to the Good Deeds Cup.- Advertisement -Over 3,000 teams signed up for the Good Deeds Cup.  Voting to pick the winner will start January 15, 2018.  For more information about how you can vote for the Peewee Flyers, visit http://bit.ly/2AxG3H6last_img read more

City title win would be ‘one of the best’ says Guardiola

first_imgChristian Eriksen had reduced the deficit to 2-1 in the first half, but City will be crowned champions if United lose to bottom-of-the-table West Brom on Sunday.If United draw the race would also effectively be over as City would be 15 points clear with a maximum of 15 available to Jose Mourinho’s team, who have a vastly inferior goal difference.A United victory would keep City’s champagne on ice for a few more days at least.But a United defeat against Bournemouth in midweek or a City win over Swansea next Sunday would wrap up the silverware.Guardiola has won titles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, while also conquering the Champions League during his Camp Nou reign.But the Spaniard believes leading City to the title would rank among his finest moments.“It’s more difficult (to win in England). Physicality, weather conditions, the amount of games. The Premier League is so, so tough,” Guardiola said.“That’s why winning next week, hopefully we will, it will remain in our hearts forever.“It’s one of the best by far. Winning titles in every league is important, with Barcelona was special.“But the Premier League is one of the nicest and most important.”After sweeping through most of the season in regal fashion, City had crashed down to earth with a bump over the last 10 days.Their limp Champions League quarter-final exit against Liverpool came either side of their failure to clinch the title last weekend, when United came from two goals down to beat them.But it quickly became clear that run of three successive defeats wasn’t weighing on City.Taking a shot at critics who slammed City’s recent blip, Guardiola said: “People said it was a big failure last week. They don’t understand anything.“The Champions League is seven knockout games. The league is nine months. It’s much more important what these players have done.“The players have my total respect. It’s incredible. They have been unbelievable.”Asked if it would be extra special to win a league where some said his purist principles wouldn’t work, Guardiola said: “Yes. We did it…we almost did it!”Unusually sluggish, Tottenham didn’t test City and, with a swagger back in their stride, Guardiola’s men took the lead in the 22nd minute.Most of their goals this season have come with a flourish, but for once City took a more direct approach.– City back on track –Vincent Kompany’s long pass caught Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez flat-footed and Jesus made him pay as he raced clear to fire past Lloris.City’s problems were suddenly a thing of the past and they went further ahead three minutes later.When Sterling weaved his way towards the Tottenham area, Lloris raced off his line to make a crude lunge that sent the City winger flying.While it was a clear foul, the contact appeared to be made just outside the area, yet, to Tottenham’s fury, Jonathan Moss awarded a penalty that Gundogan slotted home with ease.It was almost too easy for City and they slipped up in the 42nd minute.Running onto Harry Kane’s defence-splitting pass, Eriksen’s shot hit City’s Aymeric Laporte and deflected back onto the Tottenham midfielder on its way past Ederson.City regained control after half-time and should have been out of sight as Jesus scuffed badly wide and Sterling fared no better with a woeful close-range miss.But they moved within touching distance of the title in the 72nd minute.Lloris palmed Jesus’s shot to Sterling and the winger drilled into the roof of the net to leave City fans singing “we’re going to win the league”.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling were on target as City moved to the cusp of the Premier League title © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 14 – Pep Guardiola says winning the Premier League will be one of the greatest achievements of his glittering career after Manchester City moved to the brink of the title with a stylish 3-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday.Guardiola’s side extended their lead over second-placed Manchester United to 16 points thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling at Wembley.last_img read more

LAUSD superintendent plans separate district for 44 needy schools

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“We’re looking to try to reduce the size of the current local eight districts and bring these middle schools and high schools into one supervisory structure so that focused attention can be placed on these schools for improvement,” said Robert Schiller, a consultant hired by Brewer to help develop the plan. Brewer’s plan comes in addition to a previously announced program under which Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will manage more than 30,000 students in two groups of schools designated as among the district’s lowest-performing. On top of that plan, Brewer’s proposal would pull at least 105,000 additional students out of the district’s 708,000 population into a separate governance structure. “It sure looks like the start of a breakup, which I think is something that is a long time in coming,” said Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita. “What the superintendent and others will find is in a smaller setting, those schools’ performance and the kids’ performances will improve because there will be greater accountability.” Smyth submitted legislation last year proposing breaking the LAUSD into smaller, more manageable districts. Hearings on the bill will begin in January. But Brewer emphasized Tuesday that his plan is not necessarily to create a permanent structure. Instead, after schools improve they would return to governance under the general district. The 17 middle schools and 27 high schools in the special district would have their own superintendent and directors assigned to act as liaisons with the central staff, Shiller said. The new district would include a set of core curriculum at the schools and outline specific training for teachers. It also will address boosted school safety, smaller schools and community-parent partnerships. And, unlike the mayor’s plan – which relies heavily on fundraising to bring millions of dollars to supplement state funds at the schools – Brewer said funding used for this plan would come primarily from extra funds and grants the struggling schools already receive. Brewer also said he doesn’t expect his proposal to be the “cure-all” for all school problems, but simply to boost the schools’ performance on the Academic Performance Index. Under federal No Child Left Behind standards, the LAUSD is in its third year of Program Improvement status, requiring the district to develop a plan to help the lowest-performing schools. “If the district doesn’t take the opportunity to restructure itself, it’ll be done externally by means of No Child Left Behind,” Schiller said. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten. … The superintendent is opting to move aggressively forward.” Brewer said a detailed plan is expected to be finished by Nov. 1 and presented to the board for approval by Nov. 13. Still, the plan drew concern from some that it is creating a fragmented district with even more bureaucracy and challenges. “I am worried the district is getting fragmented, and that does not necessarily mean it’s going to fix the problem,” 20-year school board member Julie Korenstein said. “There needs to be very specific information of how things are going to be done differently to these 44 schools as you pull them out of the district, put them under someone else, break the feeder patterns and what the projected impact is of doing this.” Board member Monica Garcia said she wants more details on Brewer’s plan but said it appears to represent “real instructional change at LAUSD.” “I don’t think this is a cure-all … but I definitely think we have to do things differently to get different results,” she said. Still, some experts noted that quickly rolling out aggressive and untested reform efforts in the LAUSD is risky and could lead to a political battle between Brewer and Villaraigosa. “That’s a danger for anybody, especially that person left holding the keys to the doors the longest – and that’s not likely to be the mayor,” said Jaime Regalado, director of the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. “Whether it’s the first real broadside that is going to break up the district, only time will tell,” Regalado said. “But it would be hard to believe that if all sides succeed that there wouldn’t be some disillusionment that would create a school district that would look different than it does today.” naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Aiming to overhaul Los Angeles Unified’s lowest-performing schools, Superintendent David Brewer III unveiled a plan Tuesday to essentially carve out a separate, targeted district for 44 of the neediest schools. Brewer’s senior staff and local superintendents still are developing details, but the new district would be made up of middle and high schools – including several in the San Fernando Valley – and would have its own rules of governance, separate curriculum and instructional planning. Brewer hopes to roll out the district next fall and said schools in the group would be candidates for drastic reforms such as all-boys academies and neighborhood literacy centers for parents. The plan is the latest designed to create separate, smaller groups of schools out of the massive bureaucracy of the LAUSD system. last_img read more

ADVENTURE ONE SURF BLOG – SUN COMES OUT IN FANAD

first_imgOur weekly kid’s Summer camp got underway today in small 1-2ft waves, but by the end of the session nearly all the kids were up and riding! Everyone had so much fun and the Sun even came out to.Just a reminder that next week’s Summer camp is especially catered for smaller children age 5-8 and with only 5 place remaining you’d better book fast!Tomorrow, Tuesday, the surf will still be in the 1-2ft range with a dropping offshore (Southerly) wind ideal for kids or beginners to get there boards into the water. We also have a full day of Stand Up paddle boarding planned for tomorrow at Rathmullan with a few slots remaining! To book call us on 086 1931 747 or check our website www.adventureone.net. ADVENTURE ONE SURF BLOG – SUN COMES OUT IN FANAD was last modified: August 13th, 2012 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)last_img read more

RUGBY NEWS: TIR CHONAILL CLUB NOTES

first_imgThank you to everyone that attended the quiz for Tir Chonaill rugby club last friday night it was well supported and great crack was had by all, thanks to Supervalu Dungloe,the Cope Dungloe, JP Baska Locksmiths Dungloe, Brian O’Donnell DIY hardware store Dungloe, Martin Moore gala Loughanure, Top Shop Dungloe, Breege Doherty feileacan designs,all da players and committee members who donated towards the raffle.To Paul McCann for helping sell the tickets.Also to Mick Patterson and James breslin for doing the questions and scoring and finally Pauline and staff at Careys Viking House Hotel Kincasslagh for the hospitality one of many to come. The total collection money came to €489.50 which will go along way.Our next fundraiser wil be a 70s theme disco in McDaids in acres on 21st dec come along and boogie to old time classics….This saturday 1st December sees the senior side travel to Altnagelvin Derry to play Londonderry YMCA RFC in the clubs first meeting.We will be travelling with the intentions of coming back with maximum points to kickstart our season.The following week sees us entertain Donaghadee 3 rfc in the much anticipated McCambley cup 1st round,the away side will have a long journey from County Down and wont get it easy on the field either big support is needed for the home game on the 8th December and no doubt the celebrations will continue after the match with Tir Chonails popular warm reception for the away side and of course Tir Chonaill’s 2nd row forward Eddie Sharkey’s birthday that weekend. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday for seniors and Tuesdays and Saturdays 6pm and 11am respectively for the youths and juniors all new members are welcome and anyone else is encouraged to come along and give it a go.RUGBY NEWS: TIR CHONAILL CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 26th, 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:TIR CHONAILL RUGBY CLUB NOTESlast_img read more