Tennis and soccer took centre stage last Friday and Saturday on the grounds of the American International School of Kingston (AISK).The schools’ Liguanea campus was host to the first weekend of the 2016 AISK SportsFeva tournament. The event is spread over two weekends and features more than 290 student athletes from Aruba, Cayman, CuraÁao and of course Jamaica.”SportsFeva 2016 has been going great so far. We had some hiccups with the rain on Saturday as it postponed the U12 TennisFeva finals, but that is to be expected as we deal with Mother Nature and a growing event. In the long run, however, the event continues to deliver for these young athletes and that’s what we are focused on,” said Shirley Davis, AISK’s Head of School.”We had TennisFeva and SoccerFeva last weekend and the turnout was great. Seeing our young athletes, and by ‘our’ I mean the region, compete and grow as athletes. Many of the competitors have been here more than once, and they have formed great bonds and friendships with each other,” added Bradley Ransom, who heads AISK’s athletics department.TennisFeva 2016 started with U-10s competing hard for bragging rights amongst their peers. A number of exciting moments kept on-lookers fully engaged in the rallies on court. In the end, Hillel Preparatory came out on top with the AISK “A” and AISK “B” teams taking second and third place respectively.The Immaculate Conception Preparatory School was recognised for being the most disciplined team and nine-year-old Tomas Bordeau from AISK was identified as the competition’s best sportsman.Hillel was not to be left out of the individual awards, as their nine-year-old Matthew James was named the most valuable player.On the U-12s side, St Peter and Paul Preparatory edged out Hopefield Preparatory for first place as Hillel “A” finished in third.Eleven-year-old Nathan Chin of St Peter and Paul was named the most valuable player, while Hillel Academy’s Xander Bicknell was named best sportsperson. Wolmer’s Preparatory was recognised as this year’s most disciplined team.The excitement of SoccerFeva could not be contained. The football tournament began on Friday with group rounds.Big winners in Friday’s group qualifiers were defending SoccerFeva Cup boys champions Jamaica College, who trumped AISK 5-0 and Campion College with their 4-2 win over Cayman Prep.In Saturday’s knock-out finals, Jamaica College defended their hold on the SoccerCup with a decisive 3-0 win over CuraÁao in the finals. JC earlier beat Hillel 1-0 to make it to the finals, while CuraÁao overcame Campion’s semi-final challenge with a 4-1 win.Competition was no less intense for the female footballers, as Cayman Prep overcoming AISK 1-0 to claim the girls title. Cayman Prep beat the American International School of Cayman 3-1 in penalties after a 3-3 draw in the semi-finals.AISK had turn back Campion College in the semis with a 3-1 win in penalties after a 1-1 draw.AISK SportsFeva 2016 ends tomorrow with ClayFeva, a clay-shooting competition, at the Skeet Shooting Club in Portmore. The excitement begins at 8 a.m.
The deadly illness malaria is serving as one of the major impediments to the realization of the global agenda enshrined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Assistant Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Tolbert Nyenswah, has observed.Mr. Nyenswah said malaria, which claims millions of lives every year— especially in Africa—, has a severe socio-economic impact on the population of developing countries.“It is one of the major causes of household poverty as it results in absenteeism from daily activities of productive living and income generation,” he added.Malaria is a leading cause of illness and death in Liberia, especially among infants. It claims the lives of around 21,300 children under-five years old annually.Minister Nyenswah, who is also Liberia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, made these comments at the official program marking the 7th commemoration of World Malaria Day.He did so on Friday April 25, when he spoke on behalf of Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale. The occasion was organized by the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) within the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoSHW).The occasion was held at the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Sports Stadium in Paynesville outside Monrovia. It was held under the global theme: “Invest in the Future, Defeat Malaria.” And under the national theme: “Take Cover to Prevent Malaria, Everywhere, Every night, and Sleep under the Net.”Minister Nyenswah noted that malaria also continues to prevent many school children from attending school due to illness. This diminishes their capacities to realize their full potential, thereby putting the MDGs under a dark cloud.At the Millennium Summit in September 2000, the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration. It committed their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and set out a series of time-bound targets, with 2015 as a deadline. This was intended to make the world a better place for its inhabitants.MDGs are time-bound and quantified targets set by the United Nations for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions—income, poverty, hunger, disease, the lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion—while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. But it is becoming very clear that these dreams will not be realized.They (MDGs) are also basic human rights—the rights of each person on the planet to health, education, shelter, and security, but malaria, which is the biggest killer of the human population, most especially in Africa, is making these dreams illusive as it continues its rampage through every target of the MDGs, especially goal one, two, four, five, and six.Minister Nyenswah indicated that the unlikelihood of MDGs coming through as scheduled is due to the inability of global leaders in the health sector to adequately tackle some major issues that are serving as impediments to the achievement of this global agenda.He said paramount amongst these deadly scourges are malaria; a sickness that continues to mercilessly kill people—especially children under five—and continues to promise the world a bleak future, due to the death toll of leaders of future generation.“This plague has and continues to drain households, especially those in developing countries, thereby keeping them in abject and perpetual poverty.”Reading a message on behalf of WHO Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Liberia, Dr. Nestor Ndyayimirije, The Assistant Minister said the African continent continues to bear the brunt of the global burden of malaria.Providing a statistical analysis, Dr. Ndyayimirije pointed out that in 2012, 80 percent of the estimated 207 million malaria cases worldwide were in Africa. In the same year, 90 percent of the estimated 627,000 global malaria deaths occurred in Africa.There has been some progress in the prevention and control of malaria on the continent, since the adoption of the MDGs in 2000. Between 2000 and 2012, malaria mortality rates among children under-five declined by 54 percent. During the same period, malaria death rates decreased by 49 percent in the population and 54 percent among under-five.Dr. Ndyayimirije said with these gains, much more needs to be done to sustain the gains and accelerate progress toward achieving national and regional malaria targets.He noted that WHO will continue to work with member states and partners to mainstream malaria control in health and development policies and plans, carry out advocacy for increased mobilization of domestic and external funding, and provide guidance regarding appropriate malaria control policies and interventions.The Malaria Day celebration started with a parade from the ELWA Junction to the SKD stadium. The Eddie Theatre provided some side attractions at the event with cultural performances and traditional songs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is reportedly set to join Barcelona after leaving the German’s pre-season training camp in Bavaria on Friday. © AFP / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Aug 3 – Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is reportedly on the verge of signing for Barcelona after briefly leaving the Bayern Munich training camp on Friday.The 31-year-old midfielder was whisked away from Bayern’s pre-season base on Friday morning with the club’s director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic, reportedly to finalise details. He returned for afternoon training and several media outlets claim an announcement of his transfer to Barcelona is imminent.According to Spanish newspapers Mundo Deportivo and AS, plus UK daily The Guardian, Barcelona are prepared to pay a 30-million-euro ($35 million) transfer fee.Vidal would reportedly receive a three-year contract and earn around nine million euros per season with the Spanish giants.The Guardian claims Vidal met Barcelona officials last week and has already passed his medical after being granted permission to leave by new Bayern coach Niko Kovac.Bayern officials reportedly want to move Vidal on and reduce their star-studded squad.Having signed Germany international Leon Goretzka, 23, on a free transfer from Schalke, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said earlier this week that they have too many midfielders.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) read more
West Ham winger Matt Jarvis 1 West Ham winger Matthew Jarvis’ proposed loan move to QPR has collapsed due to Premier League rules.Harry Redknapp was hoping to sign the 28-year-old winger having struck an agreement with the Hammers which would see Mauro Zarate’s loan at Loftus Road brought to a premature end.However, is is understood Premier League rules mean Zarate cannot return in the same window in which he signed, meaning Jarvis will be unable to join the struggling Super Hoops.Top-flight clubs cannot have two players on loan from the same club, meaning both players will now have to stay where they are.It is a frustrating turn of events for both clubs, with QPR keen to get the Argentine off their books having been unimpressed by his fitness.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe friends and family of about 50 troops with ties to Hawaii killed in Iraq and Afghanistan arrived at the capitol Tuesday to accept the medals in a ceremony that included Gov. Linda Lingle, state lawmakers, Maj. Gen. Robert Lee, U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Gary Roughead, U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka and U.S. Rep. Ed Case. As each of the names was called a bell tolled. The recipients’ friends and family in attendance were introduced as they received the medals and service ribbons. Medals for the others were to be mailed or hand-delivered to their families. Established by law last year, the award is given for service members who had been residents of Hawaii, were stationed in the islands, attended colleges here, or were members of the Hawaii National Guard when they died. Lingle said she didn’t know any of the troops who died, but she has come to know their families. The governor said she remembered sitting with a group of widows as they dealt with their lives and the infant children who would never know their fathers. HONOLULU – Kyle Bolor squirmed and fidgeted as he held on to one of 120 Hawaii Medals of Honor awarded at the capitol Tuesday. The 6-year-old beamed as he looked up at his uncle, Keith, the spitting image of the father Kyle lost three years ago. “Whatever my dad gets, I get,” said Kyle, as he clutched the metal encased in a big frame that was almost half his size. The boy’s father, Army Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bolor, 37, grew up on Maui. He died Nov. 15, 2003, when two Black Hawk helicopters collided in Iraq. Kyle and his mother, Kelly Jean Bolor, live in Whittier. Keith Bolor, the twin brother of Kyle’s father, now lives in Kahului on Maui. “I hoped that the children would one day appreciate the sacrifice that their father had made and their mother made for our country,” she said. While providing a medal can’t take away the pain of losing a loved one, it shows that Hawaii will never forget them, she said. The reading of the last name was followed by a 21-gun salute. As a bugler played taps in the capitol courtyard, a woman could be heard sobbing as the audience stood silently at attention inside.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE UPDATEThe DPD Courier Ulster Senior League Division One league season got underway on Saturday with two games played. Kildrum Tigers defeated Bonagee United by 2 goals to 1 at Station Road ,St Johnston. The “Tigers” took an early lead through Kevin Doran, Bonagee equalised thanks to a fine strike by Reece Shortt but substitute Damian Crossan scored a late winner for Dessie McGintys men.In the other game, reigning champions Letterkenny Rovers had a 3-0 home victory over Drumkeen United. Rovers goals came from Ryan Carlin and a brace from young striker Keiran McPherson. There are no games today in the 4Lanterns Ulster Senior League but there’s a round of fixtures this Wednesday including a clash between title favourites Kildrum Tigers and Cockhill Celtic, league leaders Derry City host Bonagee United and Buncranna Hearts with home advantage will be looking for a first win of the campaign against Drumkeen United.RESULTSSATURDAY JUNE 9THDPD COURIERS USL DIVISION ONE Letterkenny Rovers 3(Ryan Carlin, Kieran McPherson2)Drumkeen United 0Kildrum Tigers 2(Kevin Doran,Damian Crossan)Bonagee United 1 (Reece Shortt)FIXTURES WEDNESDAY JUNE 13TH4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEDerry City Res v Bonagee UnitedBuncranna Hearts v Drumkeen United Kildrum Tigers v Cockhill CelticULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE UPDATE was last modified: June 10th, 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:Ulster Senior League read more
For the first time in history, Del Norte has secured the Humboldt-Del Norte Big 5 Conference girls basketball league championship.The Warriors wrapped up sole possession of its first ever league championship in emphatic fashion with a 74-43 romp over McKinleyville on Senior Night in Crescent City.Del Norte jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game as Kaleya Sanchez knocked down a pair of free throws, followed by a three pointer by Shelby Horner on the Warriors next …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It was a full house for this week’s Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold. Host Ty Higgins is joined by Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, Joel Penhorwood and Bart Johnson to recap Farm Science Review and harvest starting up. Matt visits with Cathann A. Kress, Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as she experienced her first Review last week. Joel visits with Tracy Kitchel about 100 years of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, or ACEL. And Ty calls up Phil Jennings with Kinze to get some grain cart maintenance tips as farmers get geared up for a busy harvest.
Unlike the women’s squad, the men’s team has already started training for the past two weeks.“We have seen how the men’s team move and we are confident of how they will perform,” added Cayco.The volleyball squads are two of the most anticipated teams in the coming Games slated Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins available for NBA Finals Game 1 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:10Angkas re-training 15,000 drivers, eyes pilot run by end of June01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “The main concern for us turned out to be working out through their schedules with their respective team,” said LVPI president Peter Cayco.The women’s team are composed of club league stars like Alyssa Valdez, Mika Reyes, Aby Maraño, Jaja Santiago, Dindin Manabat and Denden Lazaro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe team will train three times a week, beginning June 15 at Arellano University Law School gymnasium.The team will also set up a training camp in China in September, according to Cayco. They are also set to train in Korea just before the SEA Games kicks off in November. MOST READ The national women’s volleyball team finally gets to start training for the Southeast Asian Games in the second week of June.That is after the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. and coaching staff finalized the schedules of the 22 members of the pool, who are playing in Philippine Superliga and Premier Volleyball League club tournaments.ADVERTISEMENT View comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. — With Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry at home with the flu, the New York Islanders couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to snag two points from the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks.John Tavares made sure the Isles took advantage of the absence of his Canadian Olympic teammates in a skid-snapping win.Tavares scored his second goal on a power play 2:18 into overtime, and New York ended its three-game slump with a 3-2 victory over the injury-depleted Ducks on Nov. 5..Getzlaf and NHL goals leader Perry were sent home before the game, leaving the league-leading Ducks to open a four-game homestand without their two best skaters and their top two goalies, who have also been fighting injuries.The Islanders seized the chance with a big game from Tavares, who also scored in the opening minutes.“We didn’t even talk about it, to be honest,” Tavares said of the Ducks’ absences. “It’s a deep team over there, and they’re a great hockey team for a number of reasons. Obviously, (Getzlaf and Perry) are a big part of it, but we just talked a lot about what we had to do, and the areas where we wanted to be more effective.”Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves and Kyle Okposo had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who blew an early two-goal lead in their third stop on a five-game trip.After Sami Vatanen was sent off for elbowing in the Ducks’ offensive zone in overtime, Tavares’ long shot apparently deflected off Ryan Kesler’s stick for his sixth goal.“It was good luck for us,” Halak said. “We need points, and we need to win games after being in a little slump. … It was a big win for us, even though they didn’t have their two best offensive guys.”Jason LaBarbera stopped 33 shots in his second appearance for Anaheim. Matt Beleskey and Emerson Etem scored second-period goals for the Ducks, who had won 10 of 12.Even with their biggest stars at home, the Ducks were dismayed by a dismal start before a strong finish.“We expect too much in here to be satisfied in our home building with this result with the group that we have,” defenseman Cam Fowler said. “(The comeback) shows that we’re a resilient group, but that’s going to run out at some point. We’ve got to start out and get the lead and keep it. … those are two leaders that are very vocal in our room, so they’re always missed. But we have other guys who need to step up.”Getzlaf and Perry have been staples in the Ducks’ lineup since the 2005-06 season. They hadn’t missed the same game due to injury since March 28, 2008, a span of 471 regular-season games and 45 playoff contests, although they were healthy scratches together in last season’s finale.“They’re two of the best players in the world,” Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said. “You’re going to miss them. The biggest challenge is finding line combinations, but we’ve always prided ourselves on depth. This gave guys an opportunity to step up.”LaBarbera filled in capably for Frederik Andersen, who was healthy enough to be a backup after missing Anaheim’s last game with leg tightness. Backup John Gibson will be sidelined by a groin injury for six weeks.Tavares put the Islanders ahead just 3:38 in, and Okposo scored 10 seconds into the second period on a power play.Beleskey trimmed the lead with a power-play goal set up by tic-tac-toe passing.“We haven’t been getting a lot of bounces,” Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic said. “That one that we gave up on the kill, that’s the way goals have been going in against us. You just try to work through it.”Anaheim recording 11 consecutive shots at one point in the second period before Etem evened it with a low shot through Devante Smith-Pelly’s legs.(GREG BEACHAM, AP Hockey Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares read more