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Brown tees up belated ‘Independence gift’ at South Carolina golf tournament

first_imgOCHO RIOS:Jamaica’s rising professional golfing star, Wesley Brown, was in irrepressible form on Monday in capturing the Meadowland Classic Golf Tournament in the United States of America.Brown was winning his third tournament and the first of the year while participating in the South Carolina Swingthought.com Pro Series Golf Tour.The Sandals Golf Club caddie shot even par to start the final round two strokes behind the leader, but produced a blistering round to shoot two under for the day and win the event by three strokes.no easy victory”I am over the moon with this win,” said Brown, beaming from ear to ear. “I had expected to have my first win of theseason earlier in the year, but I struggled out of the gates. Today (Monday), I stayed calm and used the experience gained last year and played some great golf.”Brown noted that it was not an easy victory as the course was challenging.”But it shows how much I have grown as a golfer that I can grind out a win like this,” he observed. “It is a great belated Independence gift for all of Jamaica.”He added: “I really want to thank my sponsors, Sandals Resorts International, for once again giving me the opportunity to pursue my dreams. It is to their credit that they have continued their support, and I am looking forward to bigger and better things.”The golf pro will return to action next week at the prestigious Kandy Waters Memorial Golf Tournament in Augusta, South Carolina, where he is expected to line up against a stellar field of 133 golfers on the 72-hole championship course, confident that he can maintain his rich vein of form.last_img read more

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgGleaner men on top in BH table tennisThe Gleaner men’s team defeated Bank of Jamaica 3-2 in the opening round of the Jamaica Table Tennis Association Business House League at the BoJ Auditorium on Wednesday evening.However, their ladies’ team comprising Michelle Currey, Carol Denny and Dionne Sicard lost to BoJ’s team of Prudence Serju and Rose Ana Moo-Young 3-1, including the doubles, as only Denny won her singles match, 3-1 against Moo-Young.The men, however, clipped their BoJ counterparts 3-2, with former national player Ludlow Bailey setting the stage with a 3-0 win over Dexter Smith in the first singles match, winning 11-6, 11-3, 11-5. He also teamed up with player/coach Selvin ‘Nanko’ Smith to win the doubles match in five sets against Alphanso Murray and Tide Lewis, while Murray defeated Wayne Lyew 3-0 and Smith blanked Glenroy Williams 3-0. Lewis beat The Gleaner captain Andrew Walters 3-0 as well.Petrojam win BH football Challenge TrophyThe newly crowned division one KSAFA/Western Sports Business House (BH) champions, Petrojam, won a second trophy on Wednesday following a hard-fought 2-0 win over division two champions Wisynco in extra time, this in the Raymond Quallo Memorial Cup Challenge final at Alpha Boys’ home on Wednesday.Both teams were goalless at the end of regulation time, but the Lennie Hyde-coached Petrojam prevailed with late goals from Leon Strickland and Victor Thompson.They will now play St Ann Business House champions Grand Bahia in the Champion of Champions on October 1 at Barbican.George Lee 6K road race on tomorrowThe third staging of the Mayor George Lee Foundation 6K road race is on at the Portmore HEART Academy, race time 7 a.m.Participants must be at the venue by the latest 6:30 a.m. for pre-race warm-up activities.Aneita Lee, widow of the late George Lee, and the foundation had this to say: “As we honour the first mayor of the Municipality of Portmore – George Lee – on this the third anniversary of his passing, we wish to specially remember him as one who championed the cause for the municipal status of Portmore and his dedication to its development.”She added: “The foundation pledges to continue some of his dreams by assisting the children and senior citizens in this vast community which he served faithfully and well.”Kids Heaven Sports Development campSixty-two campers were exposed to various sporting disciplines during the recent week-long Kids Heaven Sports Development/New Harbour Village sports camp at the main playing field in New Harbour Village, Phase One, St Catherine.The camp was in association with the New Harbour Village Phase One Citizens’ Association, Kids Heaven Sports Develop-ment, the Jamaica Baseball Association, among others.The campers were taught skills in baseball, football, netball, volleyball, badminton and cricket.The top girl camper was Karra Gordon, while the top boy camper was Nicholas Burke. Rick McKenzie was voted best baseball player and received a set of gear courtesy of the Andrew Dixon Foundation Kids Heaven Sports Development Centre.Errol Mathias, the camp director, said for next year’s staging he will be inviting youngsters from Phase Two and Phase Three of New Harbour. He implored campers that sports can be beneficial to them and their families as many Jamaican and international athletes have made a career in sport.Portmore Business House football for October 5The INSPORTS-sponsored Portmore Business House five-a-side football competition will commence on Wednesday, October 5, with an opening ceremony and a game at the Sunshine playing field in Naggo Head, Portmore, St Catherine, match time 8:30 p.m. Three-time defending champions Cable Pro will play newcomers Digicel to officially kick off the season.Twelve teams have confirmed participation. Some of the teams are Confectionery and Snacks A and B, Portmore Gas, Petcom, IGL, ADA, Lasco Distributors, Bridgeport Police, Tyre Warehouse and MegaMart. Sponsors are Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) and Charles Chocolates.Waterhouse shock Braeton All StarsIn arguably the best match of the season, Waterhouse United shocked previously unbeaten Braeton All Stars 300-299 in a nail-biting countdown win, during the eighth round of games in the Jamaica Domino Council Association Premier League last Sunday.Both clubs have seven wins apiece. In other games, Bull Bay United outlasted Right Stuff 300-286; Spit Fyah whipped Highlight Strikers 300-225; Giants got a walkover against International; Caribbean Classic beat Jade Strikers 300-288; Mechanical Strikers cut down Sour Sop 300-294; and Exceptional defeated Naggo Head 300-293, and Small Axe defeated Memory Lane 300-276.last_img read more

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Gabuco, Petecio ready for medal quest

first_imgFormer world champion Josie Gabuco and Nesthy Petecio went through a strenuous camp in preparation for the AIBA World Women’s Boxing Championships.Gabuco, the flyweight titleholder in 2012, begins her quest to reclaim her throne on Thursday in New Delhi, India, along with featherweight Petecio, a silver medalist in the 2014 edition of the worlds in Jeju, South Korea.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Villegas and Calungsod are likewise to benefit from the 10-day training camp that Filipino lady boxers went through from Nov. 3 to 12, also in India.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fernandez admits turning to graduating stars Bolick, Mocon for advice at times Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The 31-year-old Gabuco of Puerto Princesa City is a strong contender for the title with her impressive credentials in the international amateur scene that included four gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games.The 26-year-old Petecio is also raring to bounce back from a medal drought in the recent Asian Games in Jakarta and has already strung up victories in five overseas tournaments early this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJoining the team are Irish Magno (51 kilograms), flyweight Aira Villegas and 19-year-old Carolyn Calungsod, the youngest in the group.Magno participated in the world championships twice and this time, wants to bring home the ultimate prize. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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LGM Provides US$10K Assistance to Orphans for 2017/18 Academic Year

first_imgSome of the Ebola affected orphans in Monrovia.As part of its humanitarian assistance program last Friday, the Liberia Ghana Missions (LGM) provided an initial financial assistance of US$10,000 to 60 children who lost their parents to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The beneficiary children are from several communities in Monrovia and its environs.The amount covers the 2017/18 academic year.Reviewing the financial packages to officials of the Ministry of Gender & Social Protection (MGSP) in Monrovia recently, scholarship coordinator George Sarwah Stewart said the assistance to the Ebola orphans is a priority of the LGM.Stewart said the verification process that led to the presentation of the financial package is a normal procedure set by the LGM administration.He said the LGM is catering to about 6,000 students nationwide through financial assistance, which is one of the mission’s core values.Stewart lauded LGM’s partnership with the MGSP and promised to work together to ensure that the Ebola orphans are assisted in every way to fulfill their dreams of getting an education.In a statement, LGM CEO Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings said the goal of the mission is to respond to the growing educational needs of the Ebola orphans.CEO Giddings noted that although they had received several requests for assistance from social and educational institutions, however, the one from the MGSP regarding the Ebola orphans claimed their attention.Rev. Giddings said during the Ebola crisis in 2014, the LGM directed the bulk of its financial  resources to assist communities that were gravely affected by the deadly Ebola virus.To memorialize those who succumbed to the EVD, he said the LGM proposed the erection of a monument at one of the locations where the remains of those who died from Ebola were buried.Giddings, however, said the fact that the MGSP initiated the tracking down of children who lost their parents to Ebola prompted the LGM to place it on its priority list to make financial assistance available for their education.Officials of LGM, Ministry of Gender, Principals and Administrators at Financial Aid Presentation program in MonroviaHe lauded the MGSP, principals, and school administrators for their patience in the face of  delay in processing tuition payments to their institutions.The LGM CEO said the suggestion by the scholarship coordinator to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the MGSP is realistic, and suggestive of empathy on the part of the institutions.He said providing urgent financial relief to the Ebola children could enhance their well-being in their communities.Victoria Zaway, director for Children’s Protection at the MGSP, said the ministry was touched by the LGM’s financial gesture towards the Ebola orphans.She said MGSP is in contact with 8,699 Ebola orphans who deserve every support, and noted that placing such children in orphanages should not be the solution.Zaway, however, noted that the Liberian government has been doing a lot for the children, and was quick to add that the need to partner with other organizations cannot be overemphasized.The MGSP director for children’s protection intimated that the priority of the ministry is making sure the Ebola orphans are in school in their various communities around the country.She also disclosed that 224 children who lost their parents to Ebola are being assisted by the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) through the kind gesture of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).Director Zaway pointed out that the LGM’s addition of the 60 children to its list is commendable and urged Liberians at home and abroad to come to the children’s aid.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Damien drops heartbreaker

first_img“We were minutes away from winning, but that’s part of the game,” a dejected Damien coach Juan Fresquez said. Fresquez suffered his first playoff loss at Damien after winning the past two Division I titles. “Our defense has done it for us all year and are the reason we’re at where we’re at,” Loyola coach Chris Walter said. Damien goalie Jon Bratincevic had five saves, while Kevin Klasila blocked five shots for the Cubs. Paul will play next year at the University of California. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Less than two minutes from victory, Loyola (23-6-3) tied the game on a header by Joe MacMillan. “This was very disappointing because we were so close,” Paul said. “We were part of the only two CIF titles in school history, so I do feel pretty accomplished.” The Spartans, who tied the Cubs 1-1 on Dec. 15, spent nearly all of their time on the Cubs’ side of the field in the first half, but couldn’t punch it in thanks to a stingy Loyola defense. Senior Loyola defender Joe Addante broke up several scoring chances for Damien and played a physical brand of play that seemed to upset the Spartans’ faithful. “We \ had our assignments and did a good job of shutting them down,” Addante said. • Slideshow: Loyola vs. Damien LA VERNE – Damien High School suffered the cruelest of fates Wednesday in a “sequel” that was much more exciting than the original. center_img The Spartans (17-4-4) lost 2-1 in triple overtime when a Damien defender, trying to clear the ball, inadvertently kicked the ball into his own net in the second round of the Division I boys soccer playoffs. After leading 1-0 in overtime thanks to a direct free kick off the foot of Davis Paul from 25 yards out, the roof caved in on the Spartans. last_img read more

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“I can only think Kyle Naughton was sent off for being Kyle Naughton”: Twitter reacts to the Spurs red card

first_img1 Kyle Naughton’s controversial red card against West Ham set Twitter alight [View the story “Twitter reacts to Kyle Naughton’s red v West Ham” on Storify]last_img

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Newcastle United team to play West Ham – the team to get McClaren first win

first_img 11 11 2. Fabricio Coloccini – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 11 19. Massadio Haïdara – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 18. Chancel Mbemba – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 4. Jack Colback – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 22. Daryl Janmaat 8. Vurnon Anita – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 1. Tim Krul – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below Newcastle make the long trip to Upton Park tonight, looking for their first win of the season.The Hammers form has been shaky at home, and the Magpies will be looking to add to two defeats to Leicester and Bournemouth at the Boleyn.Aleksandar Mitrovic will serve the first game of his three game ban for a stamp on Francis Coquelin, which leaves Papiss Cisse the likely man to lead the attack.Take a look at how we think Newcastle will line up by clicking the slideshow above, then let us know what you think are the key selection issues by sharing your thoughts with a comment below… 5. Georginio Wijnaldum – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 7. Moussa Sissoko – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 20. Florian Thauvin – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 9. Papiss Cisse – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right last_img read more

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YOUNG KEADUE ROVERS STAR ASKED TO ATTEND TOURNAMENT WITH NORWICH CITY

first_imgRosses youngster Daniel Ward of Keadue Rovers is in dreamland today after being asked to play for Norwich City. Ward impressed representatives of Norwich City at last week’s Foyle Cup competition in Derry.He has been asked to play for Norwich City at the Hibernian Cup in Dublin next month. Ward starred for the Finn Harps Academy 2000 side  at the Foyle Cup and his performances caught the eye of a number of scouts.Ramelton native Kyle Callan-McFadden made his first-team debut for the Canaries last week in a pre-season friendly match.   YOUNG KEADUE ROVERS STAR ASKED TO ATTEND TOURNAMENT WITH NORWICH CITY was last modified: August 1st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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DONEGAL FAMILY TOUCHED BY SUICIDE SPEARHEAD CAMPAIGN TO HELP OTHERS

first_imgA big-hearted Donegal family has spearheaded a major fundraising campaign to save other lives after they were touched by suicide.The McCaffrey family from Ballintra have just handed over a cheque for almost €16,000 to the suicide help group S.T.O.P.S.T.O.P (Suicide, Teach, Organise, Prevent) spokesperson Mary McTiernan said there is no question the money will save lives. The group provides ongoing support and counselling services to may people who feel overburdened and weighed down by everyday life.She paid tribute to the McCaffrey family who lost a close loved-one four years ago.Others to assist STOP include Martina O’Donnell and Evan Gorrell from Donegal Town who have also done marvelous fundraising work.Ms McTiernan, a co-founder of STOP said “I have no doubt that the money presented to our organisation will save many lives and quite frankly, it doesn’t get much better than that. “The McCaffrey family from Ballintra have been particularly supportive. I don’t know what I’d do without them,” she said.Pictures by kind permission of Seanna Kane.DONEGAL FAMILY TOUCHED BY SUICIDE SPEARHEAD CAMPAIGN TO HELP OTHERS was last modified: February 23rd, 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:fundraisingSTOPsuicide grouplast_img read more

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Carrigans Charity Cycle and Walk in honour of Damian O’Donnell to take place tomorrow

first_imgCarrigans Charity Cycle and Walk kicks off tomorrow morning. The event is in aid of two worthy causes, the Community Defibrillator Fund and the Lung Transplant Unit in the Mater Hospital.Funds are being raised for the Lung Transplant Unit in memory of the late Damian O’Donnell who sadly passed away last year. It had been Damian’s wish to raise funds for the Lung Transplant Unit, and Carrigans Cycling Club are now fulfilling this wish.Originally from Manorcunningham, electrician Damian was very involved in the local community, with the Carrigans Christmas lights being lit as a special tribute to him last September as he had been the first to wire them. He was also a part of the Tidy Towns committee.Cyclists are invited to sign in at 9am at the Carrig Inn, with the sign in for walkers beginning at 10am. Cyclists who would like to opt for a more relaxed pace leave in a group at 9:40am, with more competitive cyclists leaving at 10am. The 34/35 mile route goes from Carrigans to Nixon’s Corner, Killea, Newtowncunningham, Manor roundabout, through St. Johnston, and back to Carrigans.There is also a 5k walk which will leave shortly after 10am. A smaller childrens’ cycle is also leaving around 9:30am, following the cycle path from Carrigans to Derry. As some of Damian’s children were involved in local sports teams, the Cycling Club wanted to organise an event that the children could also participate in. Marshalls will accompany the kids on their cycle.Everyone is welcome to this fantastic event which will raise vital funds for two great causes.Carrigans Charity Cycle and Walk in honour of Damian O’Donnell to take place tomorrow was last modified: October 14th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Carriganscharity cycle and walklast_img read more

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