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Kings allow Artest to come back

first_imgIndiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley was suspended for Saturday night’s game against Philadelphia for conduct detrimental to the team. Tinsley has had his share of problems this season. He was hit with a felony charge of intimidation and misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and intimidation after a bar fight in Indianapolis last month. He also was present at the altercation at Club Rio in October that involved former Pacer Stephen Jackson. Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said those issues were unrelated to the suspension. The NBA suspended Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace one game for receiving his 16th technical foul of the season. Hardy defends titleWilson High graduate Jessica Hardy, now a sophomore at Cal, successfully defended her 100-yard breaststroke title at the NCAA women’s championships Friday in Minneapolis. Hardy finished in 59.43 seconds. Five days after his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence, Ron Artest said he’d stumbled as a father and husband – and the Sacramento Kings announced they would let the volatile player return to the team. “First, I want to apologize to my wife, to my family,” Artest said Saturday. He then lowered his head and fought back tears for nearly a minute before continuing. “I want to apologize to the Kings, to my teammates, to the NBA, everybody.” The Kings had excused Artest indefinitely Tuesday from all team activities, one day after he was arrested at his home in a Sacramento suburb. A woman called 911 and said she had been assaulted, and a police report said Artest had slapped the woman’s face and grabbed her repeatedly, causing visible injuries on her hand and leg. center_img Klitschko KOs AustinWladimir Klitschko successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title Saturday night, dropping Ray Austin with a flurry of left hooks and stopping the American challenger in the second round in Mannheim, Germany. The Ukrainian knocked down Austin 87 seconds into the round with at least three left hooks. The American climbed to his feet but referee Eddie Cotton stopped the fight. “I was surprised he got back up, but he wasn’t clear in the head,” Klitschko said. “I was motivated by the talk from Austin and his promoter, Don King, before the fight.” Klitschko improved to 48-3 with his 43rd knockout in the mandatory defense, while Austin fell to 24-4 with four draws and 16 knockouts. Hastings sets recordSouthern Illinois’ Brittany Riley had the best mark in women’s weight throw history Saturday, breaking her own record with a toss of 83 feet, 10 inches in the NCAA indoor track and field championships. Riley, a junior from Flossmoor, Ill., broke her mark of 80-7 , set this season, and won by almost 10 feet. In fact, her second-longest toss Saturday was 82-2. Later, South Carolina’s Natasha Hastings set a collegiate record in the women’s 400, finishing in 50.80 seconds. Iowa’s Kineke Alexander, the defending champion, was second in 51.48. Jones may be doneTennessee coach Jeff Fisher doesn’t expect troubled cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones to return to the Titans’ facility with the rest of his teammates when they report March 19. The NFL is examining 10 separate incidents in which when Jones has been questioned by police since being drafted, including a Feb. 19 triple shooting at a Las Vegas strip club. Fisher and chief operating officer Steve Underwood met with Jones’ lawyers at the attorneys’ request Friday for what Fisher characterized as an information-gathering meeting. Fisher said the Titans are still gathering their own information before deciding whether to keep Jones. Marathon to pay upOrganizers of the Los Angeles Marathon promised they will pay this year’s winners on time and avoid delays that prompted last year’s top finishers to boycott the event. Some of the 2006 runners waited nearly a year to collect all their money and some are still owed thousands of dollars, the Daily News reported Saturday. “It’s all the aftermath of last year’s treatment. It didn’t even remotely cross my mind to send anybody this year,” said Brendan Reilly, who represented the 2006 fourth-place finisher, Nuta Olaru. Konstantin Selinevich, who represented fifth-place winner Irina Safarova Salinevich, said the runner still is owed $2,700. Federer closes inNext week at the Pacific Life Open, the mark in peril is the 46-match winning streak put together by Argentine left-hander Guillermo Vilas in 1977. Roger Federer has won 41 in a row during a streak that dates to mid-August of 2006. The three-time defending tournament champion can reach 47 consecutive victories with another title at Indian Wells. The 25-year-old Swiss star says the consecutive winning streak record “would be very nice,” but insists that’s not going to be his focus when he begins play in the tournament on today. Federer has been No. 1 on the ATP Tour for a record 162 consecutive weeks. He has won five of the past six Grand Slams and nine of them in four years. BrieflyGermany’s Jenny Wolf broke a world record that stood for nearly six years and Sven Kramer of the Netherlands shattered a mark that didn’t even last a month. Wolf broke the record for the women’s 500 meters and Kramer broke the men’s 10,000 mark – both by significant margins – Saturday at the World Single Distances Speedskating Championships. Steve Fisher led a U.S. medals sweep at the World Cup halfpipe snowboard competition Saturday at Whiteface Mountain, while Olympic silver medalist Gretchen Bleiler won the women’s event. Clemson running back Ray Ray McElrathbey, who took custody of his 12-year-old brother last year, was suspended from the team for at least four practices because of academic concerns. Coach Tommy Bowden said McElrathbey return to the team after spring break if he gets his class work in order. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Watch: Excellent 171 Seat Ateca is Car of the Week at DMG Motors

first_imgDMG Motors of Donegal are continuing their sensational ‘Get your Car for Free’ competition with some incredible offers on used cars.From May 2019 to May 2020, all used car buyers at DMG Motors will be entered into a draw to win the price of their vehicle back for free.There is no shortage of quality used car options at the DMG Motors showroom outside Donegal Town either. This week’s Car of the Week is a strong and dynamic 171 SEAT AtecaHere, Sales Advisor Shaun Burke at DMG Motors give us an introduction to this Seat Ateca 4Drive XC:The details: 2.0 TDI150 bhp18 inch alloy wheelsMulti-function steeringThe Seat Ateca combines technology and convenience for a driving experience of class and comfort.This model comes with reverse camera, auto lights, auto wipers, headlight washers, front fogs, full leather interior and heated seats.Air conditioning, media system, tow bar and electric mirrors and windows all come with this modern car.If this sounds like your dream car, why not visit DMG Motors to take it for a test drive? Call (074) 972 1396 to book now.Get your car for free @ DMGAnd the extra bonus is you could be in with a chance of winning the price back!The Get your car for free @ DMG giveaway means each customer who buys a used car at DMG will receive a unique number on delivery which will be placed in the draw. The winner will be drawn independently on Friday 1st May 2020.In the video below, Finn Harps legend Kevin McHugh explains how winning could be as easy as 1-2-3!Visit the Facebook offer page here to tag your friends: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DMG-Motors-221791084500477/offers/Browse the current stock now at: www.dmgmotors.ie Watch: Excellent 171 Seat Ateca is Car of the Week at DMG Motors was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:car of the weekDMG MOTORSget your car for free with dmgSeat Atecaused carlast_img read more

SA to clean up population register

first_imgSouth Africa is to introduce new measures to clean up its population register in order to restore the international integrity of the country’s identity documents (IDs) and passports. “We are not going to tolerate fraudulent and corrupt activities, and we believe that all corrupt officials should leave the department,” she said. In order to reduce late birth registrations, Dlamini-Zuma said the department would soon embark on a huge national campaign, which includes visiting both primary and secondary schools. Recently appointed Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says corrupt activities within the Department of Home Affairs had compromised the integrity of South African documents at an international level. “Since we can no longer be sure whether the person in possession of a South African ID or passport is 100% South African, we strongly believe that we need a clean population register that will truly and clearly reflect all South African citizens,” she said in Pretoria this week. Every year, the department produced in excess of two million IDs, but up to 60% were re-issues to those who had lost their IDs. “South Africans need to be proud of their IDs, and they should keep them safely. We cannot continue with this situation,” Dlamini-Zuma said. New birth certificate The former foreign minister added that her attitude towards fraud and all criminal activities would be one of zero tolerance. Birth certificates currently issued in South Africa only contain the name and future ID number of a child; new certificates will also include details of the mother. While the department recently introduced a modern passport with new and improved security features, Dlamini-Zuma said some countries still demanded a visa as they felt a South African passport was not secure enough. Fingerprintingcenter_img Zero tolerance “We also intend to issue IDs to children while they are still at high school,” she said. “We want to do all this to retain the integrity of our documents, which are being increasingly undermined at the international level.” Dlamini-Zuma said discussions were still under way as to the age that children under 16 years of age should be fingerprinted. “We will be visiting schools at the foundation level to ensure that all South African kids are properly captured on the population register,” she said. 28 May 2009 “The justice system should also ensure that such corrupt officials are punished appropriately, because their activities not only demoralise the spirit of honest officials, but also undermine the integrity of our country.” “This will reduce long and winding queues in our offices, because when children qualify to apply for an ID, they will just put their thumb on the system and their details captured on our data system will be reflected. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

R150m financial aid boost for students

first_imgR17-million to fund 258 first-year students.R4-million for the Dipaleseng Special Bursary Scheme.R4.6-million for 67 first-year bursaries.R11.5-million to support 245 first-year students pursuing studies in chartered accountancy at the University of Fort Hare. In a bid to ease access to Further Education and Training colleges and help the country to meet its needs for intermediate and technical skills, hard-working students from poor families would this year be exempted from paying academic fees. The bursary, to be allocated to students whose parents earn a combined salary of R122 000 per annum, will cover tuition, accommodation, meals and transport costs. However, Nzimande called on recipients to work hard, as the department will be monitoring their performances, warning that if they failed to produce good marks, the bursary would be forfeited. “This is not a free ride, we require students to work hard,” he said. “You can’t continue to get a bursary if you don’t deliver.”Career guidance Nzimande also announced that his department and the South African Qualifications Authority had entered into a partnership with the SABC to provide pupils with information on career guidance. The career information will be broadcast on all Nguni radio stations. “Our aim is to ensure that information flows to rural schools and that no learners go to school without such information. It should be made available earlier in their schooling careers.” Pupils and ex-pupils can get advice from the career advice website www.careerhelp.org.za or from the Career Advice Helpline on 0860 111 673. The helpline can also be contacted via SMS on 072 2045 056 or by e-mailing help@nqf.org.za. Source: BuaNews 11 January 2011 South Africa has allocated an additional R150-million to its National Student Financial Aid Scheme to help tackle the backlog of scarce skills in the country. Making the announcement in Pretoria on Monday, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said that, through the National Skills Fund, the government had set aside R22.9-million for funding 820 first-year students and R7-million for a bursary scheme targeting rural students who did exceptionally well in the 2010 Grade 12 exams. R21-million had been set aside for 300 first-year bursaries for students with disabilities, with the balance of R99.1-million to be allocated to students who were already studying in fields of scarce skills.Career Wise bursaries The National Skills Fund will also be allocating R100-million Career Wise bursaries in the following categories:last_img read more

Goa govt. formation talks inconclusive: BJP says Parrikar’s final rites is top priority

first_imgChief Minister late Manohar Parrikar’s final rites are more important than government formation at this juncture, senior BJP leaders said on Monday taking the focus away from ongoing negotiations. The talks between allies and BJP leaders over new government formation have remained inconclusive.After the first round of talks failed, State BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said that Mr. Parrikar’s last rites would be given top priority before any government formation process is discussed again.The talks were held by top Goa BJP leaders along with Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari and BJP national secretary B.L. Santosh from Sunday.After meeting Mr. Gadkari, BJP leaders, Goa Forward president and former Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai said that the discussions were inconclusive.Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo, however, claimed that former PWD Minister and leader of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) Sudin Dhavalikar had shown interest to become Chief Mnister.“We will have to first pay a visit to Parrikar’s mortal remains. Then his body will be taken to the party office and after that, a decision will be taken,” Mr. Tendulkar told presspersons after the meeting.Mr. Lobo said that his party had shortlisted names of Vishwajit Rane, former Health Minister and Pramod Sawant, Goa Speaker, for the post of Chief Minister.Mr. Dhavlikar, however, declined to confirm if he had staked claim to Chief Ministership, but only said that during the meeting, each MLA was asked for his views by the BJP leaders. He said that he would be meeting the BJP leaders again soon, after discussions with the MGP State executive committee members.last_img read more

Paul and Harden hope bond translates to success on court

first_imgNBA: New Thunder recruits Anthony, George try to lure Wade to OKC View comments Harden, who finished second to Russell Westbrook in MVP voting last season, is thrilled about the opportunity to pair with such a dynamic player. He believes Paul’s skillset will make things easier for him.“It’s a relief,” he said. “But it’s not just anybody that I’m getting off the ball giving it to. I’m giving the ball to somebody that can do the same thing I can do even better.”Paul is a nine-time All-Star who has averaged 18.7 points, 9.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals over his 12-year career, though he has been dogged with criticism in recent years for failing to help the Clippers get out of the second round of the playoffs. Los Angeles reached the postseason in each of Paul’s six seasons with the team, but the Clippers were eliminated in the first round three times and in theWestern Conference semifinals three other times.He readily admits that his only motivation for opting in for the last year of his contract so the Clippers could deal him was to chase a title.“I came here with one purpose, one goal in mind and that’s to win a championship,” he said. “And the cool part is being here with a guy like James that has those same aspirations.”ADVERTISEMENT Since the trade, some have questioned how the two point guards will coexist in Houston. General manager Daryl Morey has no worries about that and said he doesn’t have to see the pair in a game to know that he’s right.“They’ve been playing in gyms around the country and out of the country all summer,” he said. “Just from my watching it and coach (Mike D’Antoni) has watched it even more than me — we’re 100 percent certain it’s going to work.”D’Antoni, who enters his second season in Houston, said the three have had plenty of conversations about how they’ll play together and what it will look like. He knows there will be growing pains along the way, but he believes the fact that both players want it to work will go a long way.“We have little things to work out but, again, both of them are very willing to do whatever it takes to be the best that we can be,” D’Antoni said. “Now we’ve just got to figure out what that is and keep improving on it all year.”Harden ranked second in the league with 29.1 points per game and first with 11.2 assists. He had 64 double-doubles last year after combining for just 67 in the first seven seasons of his career, and he notched 22 triple-doubles after getting just nine total before last season.His brilliant season was marred by a poor performance in Game 6 of the conference semifinals when the Rockets were eliminated with a 39-point loss to the Spurs. Harden didn’t attempt a shot until halfway through the second quarter of the blowout and finished with 10 points to tie a season low.He denies that he paid any attention to the criticism he received after that loss, asking, “What did they say?” about the naysayers.But he doesn’t deny that he should have done more in that game and vows to do just that this season.“Obviously I played terrible,” he said. “It didn’t end in a championship so that’s frustrating. (I’ve) just got to get better. Won’t blame anybody but myself.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul chases a basketball amid lighting and fog machines while he takes part in a promotional video shoot during an NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — Chris Paul and James Harden have spent so much time together since he was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets in June that he’s learned the most important facts — and some that aren’t as vital — about his fellow All-Star teammate.“He likes french fries just as much as I do, first and foremost,” Paul said with a laugh.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Then he got serious about why he’s so excited to join Harden and a Houston team that lost to the Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals last season.“He loves to hoop,” Paul said. “You got some guys that like and enjoy to play basketball, and he’s one of the guys who loves it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter spending countless hours together on and off the court in the last few weeks, Paul and Harden can’t wait to see how their pairing will work as the Rockets open camp on Tuesday.“We did a lot of traveling, playing pickup games here and there and stuff like that, so you are antsy to actually get out there with the full crew and see what it looks like,” Paul said. 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Oklahoma State To The Playoff: Which Teams To Root For and Against

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Oklahoma State is No. 10 in the CFB Playoff rankings this week with No. 8 OU on tap next weekend in Norman. A lot has to happen for OSU to slide through that back door and on into the CFB Playoff but maybe not as much as you think.Who should you be rooting for and against over the next two weeks for OSU to have a chance at nabbing the No. 4 seed? Let’s take a look at each team in the top 10 along with remaining schedules and point spreads for this weekend’s games. Note: You can play around with the scenarios here.No. 1 Alabama (11-0) (Auburn at home: -17, Florida in SEC title)I told Carson on our podcast on Wednesday that Alabama should just forfeit the Iron Bowl and SEC title game to save players from injury. It will still be in the CFB Playoff.Rooting: Doesn’t matterNo. 2 Ohio State (10-1) (Michigan at home: -6)This one is tricky. We want Michigan to win if Penn State beats Michigan State because then Michigan would go to the Big 10 title game (it beat Penn State earlier in the year).We are rooting for Ohio State or Michigan to win the Big 10 because if one of those schools wins the Big 10, the committee won’t be tempted to include them as a non-conference champion. Plus, Ohio State winning the Big 10 solves your OU-Ohio State Big 12 problem. If Michigan State beats Penn State then we are rooting for Ohio State to win this game and win the Big 10 because I think 10-2 Michigan is easier to leave out of the playoff than 10-2 Ohio State.The problem is that the Michigan State-Penn State game will be played after the Ohio State-Michigan game. So what’s more likely? Michigan beating Ohio State as a six-point underdog at Ohio State, or Michigan State beating Penn State at Penn State as a 12-point underdog and Ohio State beating Michigan? I think the Michigan beating Ohio State scenario is probably more likely but I’m fine with either.Rooting: For (if paired with Michigan State win), otherwise againstNo. 3 Michigan (10-1) (at Ohio State: +6)See above.Rooting: For … I think.No. 4 Clemson (10-1) (South Carolina at home: -25, ACC title against Va. Tech)As Carson pointed out recently, Clemson losing the ACC title game could get interesting. Are you taking a 10-2 Big 12 champion or a 11-2 non-ACC champion in Clemson? I think the committee might have to go with the Big 12 champ so I’m rooting against Clemson.Rooting: AgainstNo. 5 Washington (10-1) (at Washington State: -6)Oklahoma State and Oklahoma badly need Washington State to win this game. If Washington State wins this game, it goes to the Pac-12 title game against USC or Colorado. A 10-2 Washington team that didn’t win its own division is not getting into the playoff. Then if Washington State wins the Pac-12 it isn’t getting in either because it has three losses and lost to a FCS team.Rooting: Wildly againstNo. 6 Wisconsin (9-2) (home against Minnesota: -14)No. 7 Penn State (9-2) (home against Michigan State: -12)We went over the Big 10 scenarios above. I would prefer Wisconsin to lose this game just so the committee isn’t tempted to put them in the CFB Playoff with a 11-2 record as Big 10 champ along with, say, Ohio State. Penn State losing and Ohio State winning the Big 10 is the dream scenario this weekend because then the Big 10 would almost assuredly get only one team in.Rooting: AgainstNo. 8 Oklahoma (9-2) (Off, Bedlam)If you did not know, OSU needs OU to lose.No. 9 Colorado (9-2) (home against Utah: -9)If Colorado beats Utah then it is in the Pac-12 title game. If it wins the Pac-12 title game it could get in the CFB Playoff with a 11-2 record. The better scenario for Oklahoma State? Utah beating Colorado allowing USC (with three losses) into the Pac-12 title game and then USC winning that Pac-12 title game. A three-loss USC getting in the playoff over a two-loss Big 12 team? Get all the way out of here with that. Furthermore, if you pair this with a WSU win in the Apple Cup, you would have two three-loss teams playing for the Pac-12 title.Rooting: AgainstBottom line is this: The map for Oklahoma or Oklahoma State getting into the CFB Playoff is Alabama winning out, Virginia Tech beating Clemson in the ACC title game, three-loss USC or Washington State winning the Pac-12 and either Michigan or Ohio State winning the Big 10 in decisive fashion. You don’t need all of those things to happen, but if even most of them do, the Big 12 champion probably gets into the College Football Playoff.What’s going to be fascinating is what will happen if Penn State wins the Big 10 and Ohio State doesn’t make it to the Big 10 Championship at 11-1 but pounds Michigan. No way Ohio State gets left out, right? But then do you take 11-2 Penn State over 10-2 OU or Oklahoma State? You probably do, right?[puts on Charles Rogers jersey] GO SPARTY!last_img read more

NFL Draft: Vincent Taylor Selected by the Miami Dolphins in Round 6

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The wait is over. Former Oklahoma State defensive tackle Vincent Taylor was selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 10th pick in the 6th round (194th overall).Taylor is a good fit for Miami’s 4-3 defense. With Taylor, they address a need for depth behind Ndamukong Suh and former Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips.The Dolphins were the fourth-ranked NFL defense in points allowed in 2016. Their season ended with a loss in the wildcard game to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was Miami’s first postseason appearance since 2009.Taylor tweeted this shortly after the announcement.It’s a blessing to be apart of @MiamiDolphins Organization ready to get to work! ??— Vincent Taylor (@BallOut_96) April 29, 2017Taylor is the 20th selection from OSU in the Mike Gundy era. A Cowboy has been taken in nine straight NFL Drafts.last_img read more

South St. Andrew Students Receive Scholarships

first_img Parents urged to ensure that their children do the homework assigned each day The tenure of the scholarship is subject to the awardees maintaining at least a ‘B’ average each year Story Highlights Twenty other students were also presented with one off bursaries Three students from South St. Andrew were awarded the Detective Inspector Delvin ‘Sarge’ Grant Memorial scholarship valued at $250,000 each.The memorial scholarship was presented to Shamar Stewart who will be attending Wolmer’s Boys School, while the other recipients Felicia West and Nandi Richards will be attending the Immaculate Conception High School.The tenure of the scholarship is subject to the awardees maintaining at least a ‘B’ average each year.Twenty other students were also presented with one off bursaries valued at $30,000. They were also presented with book vouchers valued at $5000.Member of Parliament for the constituency, and Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Omar Davies commented that he was pleased with the performance of the students in the Grade Six Achievement Test.“I want you to focus on the children as they give me very good reason to have confidence in the future of Jamaica,” Dr. Davies said.He was speaking at the awards function, which was held at the Knutsford Court Hotel on August 21.Meanwhile, Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites urged the students to do well at the schools they were placed in. “Be happy where you are and do well there because the truth is many of the newer secondary schools are doing as well and better than the traditional schools,” Rev. Thwaites said.He further encouraged the students to do their best in school and paying particular attention to English Language and Mathematics, the two subject areas of concern in the recently released Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations.“Those are the two core subjects, very important and Jamaica is not doing as well as we need to in that regard,” Rev. Thwaites said.He further urged the parents to ensure that their children do the homework assigned each day.“Make sure, even if you do not understand the mathematics homework that you insist that they do the homework. Do not let any of these children go home and say that there is no homework. There is homework and there must be homework every day,” the Education Minister said.Meanwhile, guest speaker at the function, Dr. the Hon. Barbara Gloudon noted that ways should be found to build the character of the students.“If we do not in addition to the numeracy and literacy, find ways to build the character of these children then you would have just been simply wasting time. Also whatever we do, do not kill the creative spirit of our children,” Dr. Gloudon said.In her response, Nandi Richards expressed appreciation on behalf of all the recipients.“These scholarships mean a lot to us and will be of great help to our parents in getting us through our high school years. This scholarship will be of extra motivation for us as it will motivate us to work hard and even to go the extra mile so that later on in life we can contribute something to our Jamaican society,” Nandi said.Detective Inspector Delvin ‘Sarge’ Grant was a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and while in the Protective Services Division, he was assigned to Dr. Davies. He was well known in the South St. Andrew Constituency and had a good working relationship with persons from all walks of life.The memorial scholarship is open to students who live and, or attend school in the constituency who show outstanding achievement in the Grade Six Achievement Test and are involved in extra-curricular activities.last_img read more

Hughton believes that the loss was unfair

first_imgBrighton and Hove Albion were beaten at Leicester 2-0 and it was a bitter defeat – Glenn Murray could have given the lead to the Seagulls in the 77th minute but he failed to convert a penalty.However, after that Vincente Iborra and Jamie Vardy scored two goals for the home side and secured a victory for the Foxes – and the coach of the guests felt like it was a very underserved one.The talented manager spoke about his side’s bitter loss as he claimed, according to Sports Mole:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It’s hugely disappointing and a game that we didn’t deserve to lose.”“They got a bit of momentum after the penalty and that gets them the first goal. It was up to us to regroup again and look to get that goal or not to concede, and unfortunately, we did. It’s a very unfair scoreline but that’s the game and it can hurt you.”last_img read more