JFF calls 32 to Under-17 camp

first_imgAfter narrowly missing qualification for the 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Jamaica commenced early preparation for the 2017 edition with a training camp at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Centre at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The camp continued yesterday, with the JFF naming 32 players for the second camp that will end on Thursday. “Well, we are basically in selection process. We started with 32 players last week and are now looking at 32 other players whom are currently in camp,” Under-17 head coach Andrew Edwards told The Gleaner after the early-morning session yesterday. “We want to rank the players in order to properly evaluate each player and have an idea of the best 20 players,” Edwards added. He said the players in camp, both local and overseas based, have responded well to the session so far. “We intend to improve the players by giving them bits of information,” he explained. PRELIMINARY STAGE The JFF is yet to be officially informed of when the Caribbean Football Union qualifiers will start, but Edwards said, “The preliminary stage usually starts in the summer, so we are looking at a 15-month period to qualify for the next Under-17 World Cup”. Jamaica will seek a third berth at the Under-17 World Cup football tournament after qualifying in 1999 and 2011. The nation missed the last staging after being eliminated on penalty kicks by the United States of America at the CONCACAF stage. The players in camp are: Kajeev White (Vauxhall High), Nickashe Murray (Wolmer’s Boys), Demale Sinclair (Jamaica College), Lloyd Reynolds (Holy Trinity High), Jeremy Verley (St George’s College), Romario McPherson (Bridgeport High), Shaquille Smith (Jonathan Grant High), Tyrone Small (Jonathan Grant), Akeem Davis (Munro College), Deandre Smalling (Munro), Tavin Small (Munro), Daniel Russell (Holmwood Technical), Marlando Maxwell (Manchester High), Dwayne Leven (Ptersfield High), Ricardo McIntosh (Clarendon College), Nickque Daley (Clarendon College), Calwayne Allen (St James High), Garnet Hudson (Cornwall College), Richard Thompson (Herbert Morrison High), Damani Osei (Cosby High, USA), Blake White (Home Schooled), Thriston Briscoe (North Babylon, USA), Chad Letts (YSC Academy), Rasheed Martin (Queens Gateway, USA), Jeadine White (St Andrew Technical High), Khalil Dabdoub (Hillel Academy), Jordan Peterkin (Kingston College), Renato Campbell (KC), Jabari Howell (Holy Trinity High), and Cleon Haynes (Wolmer’s Boys).last_img read more

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‘Team Liberia to China Olympics is on Course’

first_imgDespite the recent cancellation of Liberia’s representation to the on-going handball competition in Lome, Togo due to the outbreak of Ebola virus in the country, the chief of mission of Liberia’s delegation, to Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic in the People’s Republic of China, Fred Pratt has said that Liberia is still course, preparing for the games.Pratt told the Daily Observer yesterday that final documentations for Liberia’s participation have already been sent by the Organizing Committee to be filled in and subsequently returned before this weekend.Though, he did state what information is being requested but sources said it concerns personal information, including the current healthy status of athletes and other members of the delegation.Pratt said the two Liberian teenaged athletes, Tracy Chayee, 16 and Momolu Sambai, 17, are “very well and training and will serve as ambassadors to hoist the Liberian flag in China at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.” The games will run from August 16-28.Miss Chayee will run the 400m Hurdles while Momolu Sambai will compete in the 50m freestyle swimming event.The chief of mission disclosed that the team will depart the country on Tuesday, 12 August 2014, noting that bulk of the expenses will be underwritten by Olympic Solidarity of the International Olympics Committee (IOC).He indicated that prior to the departure each member of the 7-man delegation will produce an ‘Ebola Clarence’ certificate from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.Meanwhile, it has been realized since the deadly Ebola virus is not contacted merely by contact, except, “contact with someone who is acutely infected, and by the dead body of someone who has died by the virus,” it does not make sense for sports officials to cancel sporting programs.Knowing that someone who is acutely infected will not be active, strong, healthy or enthusiastic in going outside of his/her home and since such person will be helpless, broken down, there is no need why sports should be suspended in the country, knowledgeable sports lovers told the Daily Observer. 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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New PSC executive elected

first_img…Desmond Sears new ChairmanMembers of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Thursday elected a new Chairman in person of shipping executive, Desmond Sears.This was done at the Commission’s 26th Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown.Sears, who previously served as the PSC’s Vice Chairman for two terms, has replaced Eddie Boyer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Hardware Group of Companies. Boyer served the stipulated two terms.With more than 35 years of experience in shipping, Sears is the Chairman of theNewly elected Chairman of the PSC Desmond Sears (third from left), along with new Vice President Deodat Indar (third from left), Secretary Komal Singh and Treasurer Zulficar Ally (right)Shipping Association of Guyana. He is also the Executive Director of Delmur Co Ltd, of Forestry and Technical Consulting Inc, and of Omai Transportation and Equipment Inc, according to the Commission’s website.In addition, Sears is also the Honorary Consul General of the Royal Kingdom of Norway to Guyana, a post he has held since 2013.Other appointments that were made during Thursday’s AGM were: President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Deodat Indar as Vice Chairman; Chief Executive Officer of Gaico Construction and General Services Incorporated, Komal Singh as Secretary; and PSC executive member, Zulficar Ally as Treasurer.These newly elected members will serve a maximum of two consecutive one-year terms; that is, if re-elected.last_img read more

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City eyes plans for condo complex

first_imgWHITTIER – The Planning Commission reviewed plans Monday for a proposed 96-unit condominium complex on the site of two former auto dealers on Whittier Boulevard. This project is expected to usher in a change from commercial to residential on the boulevard, east of Santa Gertrudes Avenue. The commission had not made a decision as of Monday’s press deadline. The Beverly Hills-based HDS Group now owns the nearly five-acre site, 16050 and 16110 Whittier Blvd. – where the former Whittier Dodge and Isuzu dealerships were located. “Are we already starting feuds in the homeowners association?” Stone asked. Jeff Collier, director of community development, said the city’s code doesn’t deal with Stone’s issue. Steve Hunter, vice president for Land Design Consultants representing the owner, said it’s possible that six spaces may be brought inside if the Los Angeles County Fire Department agrees. The development will have a total of 222 parking spaces, including 168 covered spaces. Developer Hagop Sargisian, owner of HDS Group, has said the project fits what the city wants. “This is a project exactly what the \ specific plan wants,” Sargisian said. “\ is 30 units per acre, but this is 19 units per acre.” Fifteen units will have to be sold at affordable prices. The exact details still need to be negotiated between the city and the developer. The project will have a variety of sizes, including 23 three-bedroom units and 73 units of either one- or two-bedrooms. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The buildings there have since been demolished. The Whittier Boulevard Specific Plan – approved in June 2005 – seeks to enable the street to gradually evolve from a hodgepodge strip of retail shops into a street of six well- defined districts. The plan calls for the eastern three miles of the boulevard to be transformed from commercial to residential areas. Questions were raised about parking, especially 24 parking spaces proposed for outside the development along an alley to the rear. “We’ve got 24 spaces outside the development and the walking distance for a guest driving there is a heck of a long way,” Commissioner Harry Stone said. last_img read more

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ROSSES ATHLETE CIARAN MCGONAGLE FINISHES FOURTH AT BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE

first_imgRosses AC News:Well done to our athletes who competed in the Ballyliffin 10 Mile Coastal Challenge and in the Glen Duathlon at the weekend. A fine run by Ciaran Mc Gonaagle to finish 4th in Ballyliffin followed by Brendan Mc Bride, Seamus Ferry, Michael Rodgers, Helen Mc Cready, Jonny Wilson, Edward Wilson and Kelly O’Donnell.Well done to Sinead Boyle on winning the Ladies event in the Run/Cycle/Run category in the Glen Duathlon. Leigh McGeever was third in the Run/Cycle category. Good performances also from Adam and Con McGeever. A big thanks to all parents and athletes who helped out and supported our annual Car wash/ bucket collection on Easter Saturday. A special thanks to Anne and Paul McDevitt, who have really been huge supporters and making their facilities available for the day. Many thanks of course also to the many people who donated so generously.The club is holding a table quiz in Caisleain Oir on Wednesday 15th April at 10 am.Come Dine With Me – Calling all Rosses AC parents and senior athletes. Would you like to take part in a simple yet fun fundraiser for your club? If so, why not volunteer to host a ‘Come Dine With Me’ evening for your family and friends? This is a great opportunity for a relaxed and enjoyable evening with friends while at the same time raising much needed funds for our club. We would appreciate as many athletes / parents as possible getting involved. Please send club organiser, Leanne Sharkey, a private facebook message to let her know that you’re interested in taking part.Track and Field training recommences for Juveniles on Monday April 13th in Carrickfinn and Magheragallon at 6pm. Adult training sessions continue on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Friday evenings at 8pm at the Industrial Estate, lead by Paul McGee. Long run sessions are happening every Sunday morning at 11am. Meet at the Blue Bridge, Arduns, Gweedore. Dates for Diary: The third race in our Spring Series is Sunday 26th April. Open to walkers, joggers and runners. North West 10k Sunday May 3rd.ROSSES ATHLETE CIARAN MCGONAGLE FINISHES FOURTH AT BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE was last modified: April 7th, 2015 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:NoticesROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN SENT FOR TRIAL ON LITANY OF SEX ABUSE CHARGES

first_imgA man has appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning facing 183 sex offence charges.The man, who cannot be named, is alleged to have committed the offences against several different victims.The accused, wearing a black shirt and black coat, appeared in court and told Judge Paul Kelly he understood the charges against him. The attacks are alleged to have happened over the past two decades.Detective Garda Bosco Gallagher gave evidence in the case.The man will now be send forward to the next sitting of the Central Criminal Court for hearing.He was ordered to surrender his passport, continue signing on at a Garda station in Co Donegal and not to make any contact with the victims.DONEGAL MAN SENT FOR TRIAL ON LITANY OF SEX ABUSE CHARGES was last modified: February 27th, 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:CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURTsex abuselast_img read more

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Mandela Day a call to action: UN chief

first_img16 July 2014 Apartheid is gone, but the world still faces the threats of poverty, discrimination, climate change, conflict and more, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. “Nelson Mandela Day is a call to action. Each of us can celebrate this day by helping to address real problems in our communities,” Ban said in a statement. “Together we can give great meaning to our celebration by paving the way for a better future.” The idea of Mandela Day was inspired by Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008, when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.” The United Nations officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognising Mandela’s “values and his dedication to the service of humanity” and acknowledging his contribution “to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world”. Celebrated across the globe in honour of the late statesman’s birthday on 18 July, the day gives everyone the opportunity to emulate Mandela’s role as public servant. Individuals, groups and corporates are challenged to give 67 minutes of their time on the day – one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service – to take action to change the world for the better and, in doing so, to help build a global movement for good. On 22 June 1990 Mandela, newly freed from jail and then the deputy president of the African National Congress, addressed the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York – the first time he had spoken at the UN. “Nelson Mandela’s presence in the General Assembly Hall proved that United Nations resolutions, sanctions and solidarity can win over violence and injustice,” Ban said on Tuesday. “His extraordinary compassion after 27 years in prison showed that human rights and equality are stronger than discrimination and hate. On that day in 1990, he said people would always be challenged by the fact that, quote, ‘it took as long as it has before all of us stood up to say enough is enough’. The room burst into applause.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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High protein canola has value in swine diets

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A new study at the University of Illinois has determined that high-protein canola meal could prove to be a valuable ingredient in swine diets.“Canola meal is an excellent plant-based source of protein that is often included in swine diets,” said Hans H. Stein, a professor of animal sciences at U of I. “In recent years, canola varieties have been developed which contain greater concentrations of protein than conventional varieties. Our study has provided new information on the nutritional value of high-protein canola meal.”High-protein canola seeds have thinner hulls than conventional canola seeds. As a result, the meal derived from these seeds has a lower proportion of fiber, and a greater proportion of protein and oil, than conventional canola meal.Researchers in Stein’s lab conducted two experiments to determine how well pigs digest energy and amino acids in high-protein canola meal.“The digestibility of energy in high protein canola meal is greater than in conventional canola meal when fed to broilers and turkeys,” Stein said. “But we do not yet have data for pigs for this particular source of high protein canola meal.“We used a source of high-protein canola meal that was produced from a variety of high-protein canola that had been selected for low glucosinolate content, so we also tested if the reduced glucosinolates improved digestibility of protein and amino acids.”Stein’s team determined that the standardized ileal digestibility of crude protein in high-protein canola meal and conventional canola meal was less than in soybean meal (83, 78, and 93% respectively). The same was true for most amino acids. The digestibility of crude protein was greater in high-protein canola meal than in conventional canola meal, but there was no difference observed in the digestibility of individual amino acids.High-protein canola meal contained 37.5% standardized ileal digestible crude protein, compared with 31.7% in conventional canola meal and 45.8% in soybean meal. Similarly, the concentration of digestible amino acids was greater in high-protein canola meal than in conventional canola meal, but less than in soybean meal.The concentrations of digestible and metabolizable energy were not different in high-protein canola meal (2,969 and 2,470 kcal/kg, respectively, on an as-fed basis) and conventional canola meal (2,632 and 2,305 kcal/kg). Both sources of canola meal contained less digestible and metabolizable energy than soybean meal (3,733 and 3,375 kcal/kg).Stein said the results indicated that high-protein canola meal can be a valuable ingredient in swine diets. “High-protein canola meal supplies the same amount of digestible energy and more digestible amino acids for growing pigs compared with conventional canola meal.”The paper, “Energy concentration and amino acid digestibility in high-protein canola meal, conventional canola meal, and in soybean meal fed to growing pigs,” was co-authored by Yanhong Liu, Neil Jaworski, and Oscar Rojas. It was published in a recent edition of Animal Feed Science and Technology, and the full text can be found online at http://www.animalfeedscience.com/article/S0377-8401(15)30073-0/fulltext.last_img read more

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Google Hires Kenyan Activist to Shape Africa Policy

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “The role will involve developing policy (and) strategies on a number of areas of relevance to Google and the Internet in Africa and will involve working with different parties including government leaders, policy makers, regulators, industry groups and so on. It is a huge opportunity to bring Google’s resources to bear as far as the growth and development of the internet in Africa (and hopefully a reminder of why I went to law school in the first place!).”Jon Gosier, Director of Product for SwiftRiver at Ushahidi told us he thinks Okolloh might help make Google’s actions on the continent more coherent. “Google Africa hasn’t really been as focused as it has been in other parts of the world. I think hiring Ory is the right move as she’s a lawyer, so she understands the policy side of things, but she also founded and ran a technology company for three years. There isn’t a better a choice for the position, although it’s bittersweet to lose one of my colleagues.”Okolloh told ReadWriteWeb she would be based in Johannesburg, RSA, starting in mid-January, with a portfolio that includes the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. “Overall, I’ll be working to get more people online and policies favorable to that, also (cultivate) support for local content and an environment which supports innovation.”Read more ReadWriteWeb coverage of Google and of Ushahidi. Okolloh photo from World Economic Forum | other sources: Los Angeles Times Kenyan Blogger Ory Okolloh has been hired by Google to oversee that company’s policy in Africa. Most people outside the continent imagine Africa as being the size of a France or two. (In reality it’s the size of the U.S., China, Japan and most of Europe.) So it’s a big job for a big company that hasbigplans over a big area of the world.Okolloh seems like a good candidate to handle such a job. A Harvard-educated attorney, she was involved in the global blogging project Global Voices early on and is the co-founder of crisis mapping outfit Ushahidi and a TED Fellow. She steps down from Ushahidi as Executive Director to take the Google job. On her blog, Okolloh described the new position of Policy Manager for Africa. curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

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Faux pas leaves govt. red-faced

first_imgNagpur – The Maharashtra government was left red-faced in the State Assembly on Wednesday when the Speaker had to cancel a calling attention motion as the Agriculture Minister was unaware of cotton crops being hit by pink bollworm infestation.Officials of the Agriculture Department failed to brief Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar on the raging problem for which 69 members of the Assembly had moved the calling attention motion and demanded a detailed discussion.Speaker Haribhau Bagde announced postponement of the motion owing to lack of information of government officers on the issue. Members of the opposition immediately demanded an apology from the government and accused it of shielding private seed companies.Nationalist Congress Party MLA Ajit Pawar said, “The issue is not new. How can the Minister not get an answer from his department? Has he completely lost hold or is he shielding someone?”Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said, “When the State is staring at a loss of ₹30,000 crore, the Agriculture Department’s claim to having no information is a shameful thing.”last_img read more

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