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Big names for Bob Marley One Love football today

first_img Honourees include The annual Bob Marley One Love Fun Day and football matches will see two matches, with former national stars, celebrities, and referees playing to raise money for basic schools. The games will see a Tuff Gong Invitational against Masters and Celebrities, starting at 4 p.m. today to be followed by an Entertainers-Celebrities vs Referees contest at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex. The winners of each game will receive trophies. Clive ‘Busy’ Campbell, chief organiser of the annual event named after late great singer Robert ‘Bob’ Marley, said that proceeds would go towards basic schools. “We have always helped with the development of education, so this year, we will be assisting Lyndhurst Methodist, Jones Town, and Ferry Basic schools. We always try to support the development of Basic schools in the communities,” Campbell told The Gleaner. “We try to foster a good relationship within the communities. I am asking for persons to come out and contribute,” he said. The Jamaica Urban Transit Company will be transporting commuters from Half-Way-Tree and downtown Kingston to the venue in Trench Town. The honourees include late singer Dennis Brown and the Mighty Diamonds group. The Tuff Gong team reads: Jah Mikes, Byron Earle, Everton White, Lucien Anderson, Denton Sheddon, Clive Smith, Damion Gordon, Eldorado Mullings, Cornel Chin-Sue, Kevin Wilson, Adrian Pitter, Bunny Scott, Tajahe Dixon, Roger Asphall, Danielle Riley, David Shirley, Audley Boyd, Ali Cole, Hugh Blair, and Emanuel. Masters and Celebrities team: Ian Wilkinson, Kirk Williams, Kasai Hinds, David Laylor, Rudolph Speid, Ralston Hyman, Carlo Redwood, Stephen Miller, Tashana Bullock, Sherona Forrester, Jimmy Deer, Elvis Clarke, Lincoln Taffe, Raymond Smith, Rohan Rosseau, Hector Wright, Durrant Brown, Lance Whittaker, and Anthony Manderson. Entertainers and Celebrities team: I-Octane, Aidonia, Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, Agent Sasco, Nesbeth, Wickerman, Nomadz, Charlie, Iba Mahr, Jessie Royal, Tony Curtis, Lukie D, Wayne Marshall, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, Oneil ‘Bigga’ Smith, Shavar Thomas, Sadiki Bolt, Andrew Tosh, and Blue Smith. Referees squad: Relanza Bennett, Raymond Bogle, Leon Brown, Alan Carter, Samuel Christie, Oneal Clayton, Jermaine Douglas, Odette Hamilton, Jayson Jackson, Khnordo Johnson, Jassette Kerr, Phillip McCarthy, Dwayne McGregor, Omar Mills, Kevin Morrison, Oshane Nation, Carcell Stewart, Karl Tyrell, Oneil Watson, Leroy Miller, Stephanie Yeesing, and Jermaine Yeesing.last_img read more

More sports in brief

first_imgYorke, John-Williams named to FIFA committees PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke and FA head David John-Williams have been appointed to committees inside football’s world governing body, FIFA. The 45-year-old Yorke, who played over 70 times for Trinidad and Tobago, will serve on FIFA’s Development Committee and will be the only member from the Caribbean. Asian Football Confederation president, Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, will chair the committee which is tasked with analysing the basic aspects of football training and technical development. John-Williams, meanwhile, has been appointed to FIFA Players’ Status Committee and is expected to serve until 2021. Diego Costa returns tomorrow LONDON, England (AP): Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says striker Diego Costa will be available for Chelsea’s Premier League match against Hull tomorrow. The team’s top scorer missed last weekend’s win at Leicester with an apparent back injury amid reports of a dispute with the club that Conte did not deny. Conte says Costa “restarted having training sessions on Tuesday with the rest of the team. I think the player wants to stay at Chelsea. He’s very happy to play with us. This idea (to move) is far from his mind”. EPL managers tell FIFA to keep offside law LONDON, England (AP): Several English Premier League managers delivered a clear message to FIFA on Thursday: Preserve the offside law. Scrapping offside was the most radical of the ideas for changes to football floated by FIFA technical director Marco van Basten on Wednesday. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Southampton counterpart Claude Puel were receptive to Van Basten’s proposal to introduce a new orange-card sanction that sees players temporarily removed from the pitch for up to 10 minutes. But the offside law should be sacrosanct, as removing it would change the dynamic of the game, according to Wenger.last_img read more

Pumaren gets the win over former player Pasaol in PBA D-League

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Pasaol, though, said that their time away from each other won’t change the kind of relationship they have as they even went out of their way to kid around before the game.“I talked to him and asked him if he still has an injury. He said that he’s ok,” the hefty forward related. “Manong even kidded that my butt is getting hot sitting on the bench.”He may be away from Pumaren and his job may be a lot different from his role with the Red Warriors, but Pasaol knows that the veteran mentor is always watching him from afar. And that’s why he’s just keeping the faith in his current coach Koy Banal as he aims to mesh with the Skippers.“I think I still need to learn coach Koy’s system. It’s one of the factors why I haven’t got much playing time yet,” he said. The 22-year-old is currently averaging 2.67 points, 2.67 rebounds, and 0.67 assists in his 5.3 minutes in his three games for Marinerong Pilipino — a clear indication of the amount of work he still needs to put in to see some playing time.“I know I need to be patient. It doesn’t matter who you are or whatever you did. You have to put in the hard work and show coach Koy that I’m deserving of more playing time,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESAlvin Pasaol admitted that it was weird seeing his former coach Derrick Pumaren on the other side.“It’s my daddy and I miss him,” Pasaol said on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Ebondo drops 31 as CEU holds off Marinerong Pilipino Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Pasaol, who is currently playing for Marinerong Pilipino in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, faced his longtime coach Pumaren, now serving as the general manager for CEU.It was the first time the kindred spirits were on the opposing ends after Pumaren’s departure from University of the East back in November.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPumaren felt the same way seeing his super scorer for the first time in months.“It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Alvin. We were joking around and I told him I’ll get someone to get him popcorn there.” 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For his part, Pumaren is glad to see his former player experience different coaches as he sees this stint as nothing but beneficial for Pasaol’s overall development.“It’s going to be big for him,” he said.CEU won, 104-93, giving Pumaren the last laugh in the duel.“I’m on the other side now. Nothing personal,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Periscoping The Liberian Peace Initiatives

first_imgPurposeThe work is meant to give an introspective analysis of the initiatives and efforts made so far to retrack Liberia on a peaceful path. Since 1979, the foundation of peace in Liberia has been shaky. Hence, an in-depth analysis of efforts in post war Liberia is logical for the purpose of history.IntroductionNo one living in Liberia during its best days of peace and progressive development in the 1960s and 1970s would have believed that we could wreck our own country. But it did happen. Great enmity befell us; we were torn apart, gnashing our teeth at one another and flexing our muscles and swords at one another. Indeed, “Things Fell Apart”. Warring factions sprang up, wicked war lords were born and destructions upon vivid destructions raged. In the end, we reached the never-promised land of divisions and animosities. And so, great and tireless efforts have to be made to mend our broken pieces. Periscoping these efforts, reviewing their methods and results, with the view of learning and pointing out our mistakes and building new frontiers and methods of peace are the aims of this work.For definition, a periscope is a telescopic instrument mounted on vessels and ships for viewing their environments of travel. As for us Liberians, our eyes, ears and minds as well as the situations of life we find ourselves in post-war Liberia make us an instrument of viewing our fragile peace.And this work discusses five major components of the peace we have carved. The stakeholders have been both local and international actors. There may be other minor components, but we believe that they can be interwoven in these major ones.I. The Security SectorThe foundation of peace in any nation rests on its security sector. The details have to do with its loyalty to the state and people, its professional training and maturity, its modernization in terms of equipment and its pro-active intellect in defending its people. Most importantly, it must be a unified force without internal divisions, for divisions breed insecurity. However, all of the above qualities of our old AFL diminished beginning from the 1990s when our civil crisis ensued and intensified. Many top bras crossed over to various warring factions, giving up their loyalty to the state and that posed serious security problem for the nation. In fact, more than fifty percent of the remaining remnants became loyal to the government only on tribal or personal interests. That is why during the final sessions of the peace conferences, the AFL was considered as a warring faction in Accra.Logically then, it had to be dissolved and be reformed for the sake of sustainable peace. And so it was. That is why in its place, an international force had to come and keep the peace until its reformation. And the security sector was so reformed. The biggest question now is, “in the absence of an international security force, can the reformed security sector keep the needed peace?” We can squarely say that many efforts have been made. But we think that answers to this great concern rest solely on other intelligent questions:• Was the reform done by force or negotiations and consensus of the former security men?• Have they been well settled in terms of compensations for their services rendered before the wars?• Are they satisfied or disgruntled?• What have been the benefit packages for the widows and orphans of those securities personnel who died during the crisis?• What kind of sustainable civilian life program has been put in place for those former security personnel?As we periscope the peace initiatives and efforts, serious considerations must be given to these questions. From history, we know that when Fidel Castro took over the mantle of power in Cuba, he transformed all of the prostitutes and drugs addicts into doctors and nurses. Not only that, but he also transformed most members of the former security sectors into useful technicians. And they became useful civilians. These were aimed at securing and keeping Cuba’s peace.When we periscope our peace, we need to consider the feelings and aspirations of our people. What are they saying about the reformed security sector? Is police harassment of drivers on the increase? Is the immigration working well or are we having more influx of illegal immigrants because we have certain interest group at these check points?Our reformed army is then expected to be peaceful and not as the brutal days of the 1980s or as inhumane as the days of the rebels. Such viewings of our entire reformed security sector are necessary for maintaining our peace. It all boils down to the point where we want our reformed security sector to be civilian friendly, constructive in terms of peace maintenance and pro-active in defense of our Mother land and its people.The truth is that from any national security sector world-wide, peace reigns when that sector is serviceable and dependable and not only a mounted presidential clique that reins brutality and death against its people as were the days of the 1980s and 1990s in Liberia.II. The EconomyThe second component of peace maintenance in any nation is its economy. What Liberians did experience between the Tubman and Tolbert regimes was a growing economy. Tubman opened the door and laid the foundation; Tolbert then built upon the foundation and buttressed it.Between the two eras, mining companies like LAMCO flourished; rubber plantations including LAC were established, good banks like ITC and Chase Mathatan were opened; and well established airlines like Pan Am and UTA were here. While the doors of better supermarkets like Sinkor Shopping Center and the best of department stores like Brawico were opened, our governments of the days also opened the doors of many public corporations like LPRC and LPMC. Our air and sea ports were growing and improving annually in economic terms. And so employment was on the increase. Thus, there were jobs for the skilled and unskilled, for the professionals-in-training, the cadets and students. And so, there was growing peace and happiness. In sharp contrast, the days of the 1980s started the destruction upon the economy. Banks and some department stores closed and left. Airlines shut their doors and flourishing public corporations began to sink economically. As if these woes were not enough, war-lords of the 1990s came and wrecked the economy to the ground. Seeing such destruction, the BBC Focus on Africa reported in 1990 that our country has been set back economically for one hundred years. And we are on that path.This well known historical analysis brought us to where we are today. The concern now is how do we get out of this mess and maintain our peace. What are the priority economic development targets that will help us maintain our peace? What efforts have been made? And how can they be maintained.In practical economic terms, we are feeling the burning pains of recession, although theoretical efforts are being made. When a nation resurrects from war, its basic necessities like better roads – old and new must be its priority to ease the movements of people; electricity must be restored; pipe-borne water or at least community reservoirs must be available. Government taxes and tariffs must be lowered to reduce high costs of living; a man’s wages or salary must be able to sufficiently keep his family up. In addition to these, the costs of medication and education must be free for at least some years to alleviate the cost of post-war economic burdens.Besides, the costs of services like rent and transportation must be low. In Liberia, political commodities such as cement, our staple food, rice, and petroleum must be lowered in prices, especially in a post war situation. In our particular Liberian situations, as long as our post war costs of living are hard and hash, peace cannot be guaranteed – it will always remain fragile. Why? This is simple. When we reflect on the causes of the wars and retrospect on their damaging effects and find ourselves in worse situations than our better yesterdays, then the wars became more and more senseless. And anger raged. As we periscope, we find out that the real change has not yet come; promises are locked up in theory; papa cannot come, and mama staying home is good for-nothing. And we know that when the sacrifices of people yield no fruits, peace is then never guaranteed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Convict starts fire at NA Prison

first_imgA convicted prisoner on Saturday evening started a fire at the New Amsterdam Prison.Reports are at about 18:35h, the convicted prisoner, Devon Griffith, who is serving a 25-year sentence for murder, started the fire in the solitary confinement area. When this newspaper arrived at the scene, one unit of the New Amsterdam Fire Service was outside the prison.This newspaper was told that the fire was extinguished even before the unit arrived.Meanwhile, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels in a statement on Saturday evening said that the prisoner, who is mentally ill, was on Saturday relocated from the other prisoners who are also mentally ill and placed in the security block due to his aggressive behaviour towards them.“Whilst in the security block, I am informed he bridged the electric wire that caused a feedback to a main panel. This resulted in a large amount of smoke at the panel. Members of the Joint Services quickly responded and assessed the situation. The members of the Guyana Fire Service conducted inspections and the area was declared safe. The prisoner has since been relocated and is being monitored,” Samuels said in his statement.The Guyana Power and Light were also at the scene.Officer in charge of the New Amsterdam Prison, Deoraj Gyandat told this publication that the officers on duty at the prison responded promptly.“Some of the prisoners were interviewed and they were all fine,” he told this publication.Meanwhile, residents living in the area said that they heard a “commotion,” and then shouts of “fire”.last_img read more

Report reveals record Premier League club profits

first_imgWith strong broadcast revenues and Financial Fair Play rules keeping wages in check to a degree, England’s top-flight clubs also posted a record operating profit — total revenues minus wages and other costs, apart from transfer fees, – of £1 billion, double the figure for the previous season.Wages, however, did rise across the league by nine percent to a new record of £2.5 billion but overall revenue rose 25 percent.Dan Jones, the head of Deloitte’s Sports Business Group, said the revenue increase was a result of last season being the first of a three-year domestic broadcasting deal with BT and Sky worth more than £5.1 billion.Jones added the increase in wages was “nowhere near the level of revenue growth” and this “reflects both the extent of (the Premier League’s) financial advantage over other leagues and the impact of domestic and European cost control measures”.Although the league has had difficulties in selling the next set of domestic broadcast rights this year, Jones forecast that clubs, who have made collective pre-tax profits in three of the last four years, would continue to record impressive financial figures.Manchester City, which currently leads the English Premier League, spent more than any other European football club to assemble its current squad © AFP / Paul DEFOSSEUX“Despite the lack of growth in domestic broadcast deals announced to date, we still expect to see overall revenue growth in the coming seasons, and if this is complemented with prudent cost control, we expect that pre-tax profits will be achieved for the foreseeable future,” he explained.The above figures do not include transfer costs, which for accounting purposes are spread over the length of a player’s contract.Transfer fees are continuing to rise worldwide but Deloitte are confident the Premier League is well-placed to continue to compete with the likes of Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga for leading players, with a number of top footballers likely to be looking for new clubs after the World Cup in Russia in June and July.“We have already seen some clubs utilising their significant revenue increases, with a record £1.9 billion spent on transfers in the 2017/18 season,” said Tim Bridge, a senior Deloitte consultant.“We may again see similar levels of spending in the coming season, with the World Cup providing the perfect shop window for talent, but expenditure remains well within the means of clubs.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Premier League wages rose across the league by nine percent to a new record of £2.5 billion last season, according to a report by Deloitte © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 20 – English Premier League clubs enjoyed record profits last season, according to a report published Friday by financial consultants Deloitte.The report said the Premier League made a collective pre-tax profit of £0.5 billion ($0.7 billion, 0.57 billion euros) almost three times the previous record of £0.2 billion in 2013/14.last_img read more

SINN FEIN SPOKESMAN ON JOBS, ENTERPRISE AND INNOVATION TO VISIT DONEGAL

first_imgSinn Féin Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Peadar Toibin, TD will be in Donegal this Monday 19th November for a series of meetings across the county.Deputy Toibin is to hear at first hand the challenges local businesses and the unemployed face and to discuss Sinn Féin’s recently-launched Jobs Plan.He will also witness at first hand some positive examples of enterprise and innovation in the county that gives hope in these difficult times. Speaking ahead of the visit, Deputy Toibin said “In the last four years Ireland has shed more jobs than any other western state per capita since the Great Depression”.“Sinn Féin has identified €13billion which can be used to create jobs, increase productivity and improve competiveness. This money would be sourced from the European Investment Bank, incentivised investment from the private pension sector and the National Pension Reserve Fund.“Investment on this scale would retain 15,000 jobs and create about 156,000 jobs.“In Donegal we would create jobs by proceeding with the A5 Dublin-Derry dual carriageway which would greatly improve the Northwest’s appeal to foreign investors. We would also invest in new schools and primary care centres. “Donegal would also benefit from a new emphasis on agri-food and seafood sectors as well as sustainable tourism.“As an opposition party we will be pushing the government to adopt these proposals to reverse the spiraling unemployment and emigration that has plagued this county for years.”SINN FEIN SPOKESMAN ON JOBS, ENTERPRISE AND INNOVATION TO VISIT DONEGAL was last modified: November 16th, 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:Donegal visitPeadar ToibinSinn Feinlast_img read more

Former Chelsea and England star Joe Cole set to join NASL side Tampa Bay Rowdies

first_imgFormer England international Joe Cole is poised to join the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Coventry boss Tony Mowbray has confirmed the 34-year-old will move to the North American Soccer League side when his contract expires in the summer.Three-times Barclays Premier League winner with Chelsea, Cole joined the Sky Blues on a free transfer from Aston Villa in January but has told Mowbray he is heading to Florida.“Joe’s going to join Tampa Bay and it might happen pretty quickly if he can get international clearance etc,” Mowbray told the Coventry Telegraph.“I would have liked to have kept Joe who I think has proven his fitness and worth to the team. He’s a fantastic character around our building – no airs and graces, not looking for favours or extra days off.“He’s a top guy and he has shown his football ability. It’s come probably a little bit late in the day that I have felt as if I could trust him to play in the centre of midfield alongside John Fleck. “I think Joe can help us control football matches but he’s made his decision for his family, I think, and we wish him well because he’s been fantastic for our dressing room and this football club.”Ex-Chelsea and West Ham midfielder Cole joined Coventry initially on loan in October and has made 22 appearances, scoring twice, for the League One club. He also won the FA Cup three times during his eight-year spell at Chelsea and made 56 appearances for England. Joe Cole is currently playing at Coventry City 1last_img read more

Newcastle and Southampton target explains why he snubbed Premier League move

first_img moving on LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Getty Images Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien has revealed he snubbed interest from both Newcastle and Southampton because he did not feel ‘ready’ for the Premier League.Both English clubs were heavily linked with the centre-back during the summer as they attempted to add to their defensive options. LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets targets LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Jullien had offers to move to England 1 RANKED However he stayed put as the transfer window in England came and went – although both clubs are understood to retain an interest in him.And now Jullien has lifted the lid on his decision to turn down a move to England.He told RMC Sport: “We spoke of an exit, but I’m here. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer “There was interest, but that’s how it is. We spoke with the manager, realised I was missing a few things.“He knows football and some players who left for the Premier League, and I’m not ready. I’m here to learn.“The day I’ll be ready, maybe I’ll go see elsewhere. For now, I’m very happy here.”last_img read more