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Follow the Trace | Netball is imploding

first_img SEVERAL THEORIES There are several theories as to why so much animosity exists within the relatively small netball fraternity, regardless of the nature of the individual and personal disagreements and the likes and dislikes, it is the responsibility of leadership to tackle and fix these problems. After all , a fight between the president of the association and the star players, is a fight the president cannot win especially if the performance of team continues to decline so rapidly. My advice to Dr Paula Daley-Morris is that she stays the course and to do what she has to do to ensure that netball comes out the winner. Netball, which has long enjoyed the status of Jamaica’s most successful team sport is going through a rough patch. Finishing fifth of six teams in the recent Fast% Netball World Series followed by a war of words between the netball Jamaica leadership and our most high profile star is not helping the cause. The fans of netball are obviously disgruntled, the sponsors are keeping their distance, the players seem angry and undecided the state of the local game is in crisis. Dr Paula Daley-Morris is the captain of the netball ship, and in a time of crisis the captain’s competence will come under most pressure and scrutiny. Dr Daley-Morris needs to step up and step up now, take the high ground mend the bridges, and establish working lines of communication between herself and the key stakeholders in the fraternity. If and when that is achieved, things can only get easier and better from there. Jamaica’s most successful team sport netball seems to be imploding, and sliding steadily down a deep, dark abyss. The writings have been on the wall for a few years now, but with the advent of a new administration, headed by Dr Paula Daley-Morris, things have taken a dramatic turn for the worse. The recent verbal fracas involving Daley-Morris and star player Romelda Aiken is symptomatic of the factious and divisive atmosphere that has permeated the core of the local fraternity in recent times. The image of the sport is taking a beating as things have never been as unsettled and fractious as they now appear to be. The issues and challenges facing netball are by no means exclusive to this sport, infighting and disagreements and challenges and personality clashes are hardly exclusive to netball either. This is all part and parcel of nuances of sports politics. With all her vast experience garnered on the fringes of netball leadership over the years, Dr Daley-Morris is still new to the intricacies of the presidency, and what it takes to survive and succeed in leadership at this level. She is literally learning on the job. My information is that she is perceived as not the most charismatic leader, who operates with a touch of arrogance. These are by no means the worst characteristics of a leader and these rough times are providing a good test of the mettle of Dr Daley-Morris. She obviously needs to make a concerted effort to improve her people skills. I was alarmed to hear madam president state emphatically that she was unable to speak to her star goal-shooter directly and had to do so by way of a third party. She also admitted that in seeking audience with the other big star of the team Jhaneile Fowler-Reid, seventeen unanswered telephone calls were made, as the stars are simply not taking her calls, a charge by the way, that the players later refuted. That level of pettiness is untenable and must be addressed going forward by no less a person that the leader.last_img read more

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No more miracles: Vietnam ousts Philippine Azkals

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Eight years ago, the Azkals stunned the home side, 2-0, in the same stadium, but they were unable to pull off the feat in a more important stage in the tournament. Captain @PhilYHusband gives away his jersey to the Pinoy supporters at My Dinh Stadium after the Azkals bowed out of the AFF Suzuki Cup. | @cedelfptINQ #AFFSuzukiCup pic.twitter.com/wTyq6cz6KSFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 6, 2018 The Azkals failed to capitalize on their home advantage last Sunday when they lost 2-1 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City, leaving them with a daunting task to overturn the Vietnam advantage here.The squad which was already down to 18 players was dealt another setback as it missed goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard and midfielder Manny Ott to injuries dor the second leg.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Second UAAP title sweeter for Nieto twins as they match dad’s feat Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “I’m very proud of the team because everyone gave it their all tonight,” said a clearly disappointed Phil Younghusband.Already hit by injuries and absences of key players who returned to their clubs, the Azkals couldn’t overcome a young and energetic Vietnamese side that again showed its quality when it mattered.Goals from Nguyen Quang Hai and Nguyen Cong Phoung sealed the home side’s victory, before James Younghusband scored a late consolation strike for the Philippines.Party time in Hanoi after confirms its place in the AFF Suzuki Cup finals vs . | @cedelfptINQ #AFFSuzukiCup pic.twitter.com/RnqRsR9YTH— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 6, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH Azkals during the first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup home-and-away series against Vietnam. Photo from AFF WebsiteHANOI – There was no repeat of the Miracle in Hanoi. A courageous performance wasn’t enough for the Philippines on a cold Thursday night as the Azkals saw their 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup run come to an end at My Dinh Stadium.Vietnam dealt the Philippines another 2-1 defeat in the second leg of their semifinal tie before a crowd of 40,000 as the Azkas bowed out in the knockout stage for the fourth time in five editions of the tournament.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Over 11,000 persons living with disabilities in Guyana

first_imgA survey conducted by the National Commission on Disability has revealed that 11,713 persons are living with a disability in Guyana. The survey was conducted in Regions Two, Three, Five, and Ten, while a pilot was done in Region Six in 2016.Region Three had the highest number of persons with disabilities, followed by Region Six.The National Commission on DisabilityDisabilities were categorised as: physical/mobility disability, visual/seeing disability, hearing/speech disability, learning/cognitive disability, mental health and medical/other disability.In Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), there were 1,249 recorded cases of which 40.1 per cent of persons had physical disabilities, 20.6 per cent had hearing or speech impediments, 7 per cent had learning disabilities, 23.1 per cent had visual disabilities, 7.4 per cent had mental health disabilities, and 1.8 per cent had other types of disability.In Region Three (Essequibo Islands – West Demerara), there were 3,896 cases of which 33.7 per cent had physical disabilities, 16.9 per cent had hearing disabilities, 11.7 per cent had learning disabilities, 29.2 per cent had visual disabilities, 5.4 per cent had mental health disabilities, and 3.2 per cent had another type of disability.For Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), there were 1,588 cases of which 38.7 per cent of the persons had a physical disability, 20.2 per cent had a hearing disability, 8.6 per cent had a learning disability, 18.6 per cent had a visual disability, 10.5 per cent had a mental health disability, and 3.3 per cent had another form of disability.National Commission on Disability Communications Officer Avonel CorricaIn Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice), there were 1,718 cases of which 31.5 per cent were physical, 16.4 per cent were hearing, 14.3 per cent were learning, 28.5 per cent were visual, 6.9 per cent were mental, and 2.4 per cent were other.Avonel Corrica, an advocate and Communications Officer attached to the National Commission on Disability, explained that the data becomes useful for policy makers.She stated it can be used when Government prepares a budget or plans the construction of new facilities.Also, to cater for the hearing and speech impaired, public institutions and buildings will be expected to have persons specialising in sign language in place to help with communication.“We want to ensure that we have figures to place to issues when it comes to disability in the Regions because we don’t want to assume that there is a certain number of persons with disabilities in the Region and there is nothing to actually validate. So, we did this survey to ascertain their needs their capacities, what assistive devices they might need as well as some services they are entitled to for instance education relating to the disability act,” she stated.This survey has also highlighted to the commission the number of unregistered persons with disabilities currently residing in the country. Corrica noted that with this information, the Guyana Society for the Blind had already tapped into the Commission’s database to reach this demographic.last_img read more

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Govt in hunt for casino partners

first_img…must first sign ‘confidentiality undertaking’The Guyana Government is currently searching for partners to finally complete construction, as well as to operate the casino at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown.The US$58 million project completed in 2015 last was advertised as a state-of-the-art, energy efficient edifice, complete with hotel, casino and entertainment complex.The Marriott Hotel in Kingston, GeorgetownThe project was completed under the previous Administration and was railed against by the then political Opposition, A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC), which has since been elected to office.According to requests for Expressions of Interest (EoI) advertised locally, Atlantic Hotels Inc – the special purpose, Government owned company that set up to construct and own the Marriott Hotel – has invited interest parties to present proposals for the completion and operation of the facility.According to the advertisement, “AHI is seeking Expression of Interest from reputable organisations/individuals to complete the construction, outfitting and operating its casino annexed to the Marriott Hotel…”The Government owned company says it “is interested to receive EoIs from either persons or companies, either individually or as part of a joint venture/consortium.”AHI said preference will be given to submissions by applicants who are established in the gaming and entertainment industry.It was also pointed out that in selecting the lessee, “AHI will consult with Marriott.”Those interested in partnering with AHI in order to complete constructing and to operate the casino are being asked to submit design proposals, proof of financial viability, a financial plan and are being asked to sign on to a ‘confidentiality undertaking’ on registration.Government has in the past publicly indicated its intention to sell off the multimillion-dollar tourism flagship project of its predecessors but acknowledges that in order to make the project attractive, it will have to complete the casino.The project was mired when the then Opposition APNU/AFC vehemently opposed the construction of the hotel over its cost, debt servicing and general lack of transparency.Despite the controversy, the hotel was opened to begin its phase one operations.A second component of the project was advertised as entailing the construction of a 29,000 square foot entertainment complex that will house a casino, restaurant and nightclub; all of which will be privately operated, separate and distinct from the hotel and its operators – Marriott International Inc.last_img read more

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Lube-x donates to Burn Fund

first_imgThe local fire fighters union will be making another big donation to the B.C. Burn fund thanks to Lube-x.During the month of July, Lube-x donated $1 from every oil change and recently made a $5,800 donation.- Advertisement -So far this year local fire fighters have raised over $52,000 for the burn fund.last_img

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Gold miner charged for killing ex-lover

first_imgNabacalis murderOne week after brutally killing his ex-lover, 54-year-old Sherlock James was on Friday arraigned for murder when he appeared at the Mahaica Magistrate’s Court.James made his first appearance before Magistrate Marissa Mittelholzer after being discharged from the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation on Thursday, where he was being treated for a self-inflicted neck injury.Murdered: Vinnette Headley-JamesThe accused was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on August 21, 2019, at Lot 68 Nabacalis Side Line Dam, East Coast Demerara, he murdered Vinnette Headley-James.An unrepresented James was remanded to prison by Magistrate Mittelholzer and the matter was adjourned until October 9, 2019, when it is expected that James will make his appearance at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court.This publication previously reported that a few days before the victim, Vinnette Headley-James, met her demise, she was stabbed by her husband, Sherlock James, during a heated argument over an accusation of an extramarital affair.However, he returned to the woman’s home a few days later and was greeted by his clothes and other belongings being dumped in the yard.Murder suspect: Sherlock JamesHe reportedly demanded that the woman stop throwing out his personal belongings but she refused to comply.This reportedly angered the man, who armed himself with a knife and stabbed the mother of three to her neck.Headley-James was rushed to the CC Nicholson Hospital where she died whilst receiving treatment. The police later found James lying with a wound to his neck a short distance away from where the crime was committed.He was escorted to the GPHC where he received treatment under guard and was discharged to make court appearance on Friday.Police reports have indicated that James worked in the interior and would spend long periods away from home.The couple have eight children together but only three were living with them at their Nabacalis Side Line Dam, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home.last_img read more

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Teacher’s performance applauded

first_imgWith Candib’s background in arts history and master’s degree in theater, it’s no mystery where she gets her passion for the performing arts. “The arts are everything, and I feel that students are not exposed to it enough,” she said. With shifting educational standards and ever-fewer arts-specialist teachers, general-education teachers are increasingly responsible for keeping valuable arts-related lessons in the classroom, which Candib calls necessary. “As an educator, I have an obligation to introduce my students to the different art forms so that they are culturally aware, and as they grow up they can learn to appreciate them,” she said. For the past two years she has been using “The Prospector,” a kid-friendly adaptation of a Puccini opera set in the Gold Rush period, to teach her kids about California history. She finds opera a valuable tool for teaching 9-year-old students. “It introduces them to history and language arts and to music and theater, which is proven to increase test scores in general.” More than a teacher, Candib has become an arts advocate at the school. She is involved in writing applications for grants to fund arts-related projects, and she teaches musical theater as an after-school enrichment class. She is one of three finalists in her category. The winner will be announced Feb. 27 at a dinner at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.musiccenter.org. connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Linda is an outstanding teacher,” said Bernadette Torhan, the Helmers Elementary principal who nominated her for the award. “In my 28-year career in teaching, Linda Candib definitely falls into the top 1 percent.” As Candib’s students strolled in Tuesday from a physical-education class, they couldn’t contain their excitement for the accolade to the teacher they described as fun, interesting and “cool.” “She teaches a lot of different things, all fun stuff, but the best thing is she explains it to us in ways we can understand,” said Emily Tarantini, 9. For fourth-grader Jason Aguirre, Candib’s history lesson on jazz topped the list – one of several ways she is incorporating music into her Black History Month activities this month. “I loved Duke Ellington,” Jason said. VALENCIA – When Linda Candib’s fourth-graders got caught reading comic books, they weren’t reprimanded and sent to the principal’s office. Candib, a teacher at Charles Helmers Elementary School for nine years, used comic books as a way to teach Shakespeare to her students – one of many ways the former thespian incorporates the arts into her classroom every day. “I could teach without putting the arts into it, but that would be boring,” Candib said. For her creative way of bringing arts education into every element of her general-education classroom, Candib was named a finalist Tuesday for a coveted Bravo Award. The Music Center of Los Angeles County gives three of the awards annually: one to a general-education teacher, one to an arts-specialist teacher and one to a school for creativity, innovation and excellence in arts education. last_img read more

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Nomination Deadline for Community Awards Deadline set for March 7th

first_imgThe awards are a celebration of the talents, dedication and generosity of the citizens, businesses, athletes and volunteers of Fort St. John. The Nomination categories for 2014 are: Cultural Person of the Year, Recreation Person of the Year, Literacy Award, Humanitarian Award, Youth of the Year and Mayor’s Citizen of the Year. The deadline to submit nomination is March 7th.- Advertisement – The nomination form can be found on the Fort St. John website and can be submitted by email: awards@fortstjohn.ca, Fax: 250-787-8181 or in person at City Hall. The community Awards Gala will be held April 10th at the Lido Theatre.last_img read more

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Hughton confirmed as new Brighton boss

first_imgChris Hughton has been appointed as the new manager of Brighton & Hove Albion.The 56-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year deal to succeed Sami Hyppia at the Championship club.Seagulls chairman Tony Bloom said: “Chris has an excellent record in coaching and management. He’s hugely respected, both nationally and internationally, and he has great contacts within the game.“He is someone who has a real wealth of experience in the top two divisions, from nearly 15 years at Spurs as a coach, assistant and interim manager, through to his more recent work in the Premier League and Championship.“Chris is also a manager who has a track record for developing talent at all levels from academy upwards and will embrace the work we’ve been doing at the club in this area in recent seasons.“Importantly, we also felt Chris is someone who can improve our immediate situation, while also having the management credentials and skills to plan our long-term future and help us to get back to progressing in the way we have in previous seasons.Hughton had been out of the game since being sacked by Norwich in April after almost two years in charge.He guided the Canaries to an 11th-placed finish in the Premier League in his first season before he was dismissed towards the end of his second campaign, with the club sitting 17th in the table at the time.He had previously led Birmingham to the Championship play-off semi-finals during a year in charge at St Andrews, and guided Newcastle to promotion to the top-flight during an 18-month spell at St James’ Park.Hughton takes over a Brighton side sitting 21st in the Championship, just one place above the relegation zone.His first game at the helm will be Saturday’s FA Cup third-round clash at Brentford. Chris Hughton 1last_img read more

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GAA NOTES: LETTERKENNY GAELS

first_imgCongratulations to our minor team this week on winning the Northern Minor Division 2 championship defeating Red Hughs 3-8 to 1-7 in the final in McCumhaill Pk on Sunday.The team were slow to settle and were three points down at half time. However they came good in the second half with the entire team raising their performance in the second half.It was a great experience for the team playing in the curtain raiser to a historic County Final. The minors now play Four Masters this weekend in the County Semi Final. Our Senior reserves bowed out of the Junior B championship on Saturday evening  when they were defeated by Naomh Ultan in Convoy on a score of 1-10 to 0-10. This game was evenly balanced and could have went either way. We wish Naomh Ultan well for the remainder of the championship. The seniors and reserves have a double header in the league away to Naomh Ultan on Saturday evening next.Well done to U12player Donal McCormack who represented the club at the Go-game exhibition at half time on Sunday.Gaelic training for girls starts in Woodland School, Monday 10th Oct. 6-7pm, gaelic & games for 8-11yrs. 7-8pm, gaelic & fitness for 12-14yrs. €2 per girl, €3 for family of 2 or more.Call 0860566893 or 0868163605 for more info.Ladies gaelic training starts in Woodland School, Wednesday 12th Oct, 7-8pm. Call 0860566893 for more info. U13 hurlers were narrowly defeated by Carndonagh in the league semi-final. Well done to all who played over the past few weeks.The Liam Emery memorial hurling tournament  will take place at Páirc na nGael on Sunday morning next  This will be a blitz format with first game commencing at 11am.  The club are holding a  night at the races on Friday  4th November 2011 in Arena 7 at 9pm.  Race forms are available on the website. Sell as many horses as you can and return them to Dan or Sharon on or before Friday 27th October 2011. We also invite you come and join in the craic on the night. Everyone please remember the bag2club initiative over the next week. Collection date is Wednesday week, 12th Oct, all details are available on the website.  If you haven’t got a bag, Call on 074 9151080 before 6pm or 0868341436 in the eveningBeidh an comórtas Scór ar siúl gan mhoill. An bhfuil suim agat páirt a ghlacadh? The Annual Scór Competition will take place soon and we would love to hear from anyone interested in taking part. Entrants must be under 16 and categories include solo/group singing,recitation,drama,instrumental group,quiz and Irish Dancing. Following on from last year’s competition we would like to have as many entries from our club as possible. If you would like to take part or help out with year’s Scór competition please contact our  Oifigeach na Gaeilge  Stephen Doherty or Scór Co-ordinator Maura Bn.Uí Bhaoill.  Check our website letterkennygaels.Donegal.gaa.ie for all club details. Annagry.  Lotto results for week-ending the  2nd October No’s drawn were 8,17,19 & 23.  Match 3 winner was Melissa Donaghy Monaghan.GAA NOTES: LETTERKENNY GAELS was last modified: October 4th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA NOTES: LETTERKENNY GAELSlast_img read more

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