Handel Lamey, new boss of ASAJ

first_imgHandel Lamey, a member of the Tornadoes Swim Club, is the new president of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ). Lamey defeated outgoing president Martin Lyn 22 votes to 20 at the recent annual general meeting of the association. A new executive has taken over the reins of the association for the period 2015-2017. Tornadoes club’s head coach, Wendy Lee, defeated vice-president for swimming, Allan-Roy Marsh, 22-14 while Nadav Goren received just votes. The new Secretary is Adrian Lyn, who defeated Lavinia McClure 32-10. Uncontested positions were: vice president for water polo – Lance Rochester; vice president for synchronised swimming – Sharon Smith; treasurer – Florence Williams and assistant secretary/treasurer – Paul Campbell. In expressing his appreciation to the swimming fraternity for depositing the confidence and support in the new ASAJ executive incoming president Lamey said he’s ready to take on the challenge of getting aquatics on the front burner. “I look forward to working with the new team in having the discipline of aquatics receive more attention. The establishment of the foundation of the strategic business plan for the sport is also critical to the development of aquatics in Jamaica going forward, and this has to be a shared objective of all stakeholders. We therefore encourage all stakeholders and members to participate at all levels to ensure that these objectives are met,” Lamey said. The new president noted that one of the primary objectives of his executive will be to ensure that Jamaican swimmers qualify and have an opportunity to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He noted that there are senior swimmers who are close to achieving the qualifying time standards for the 2016 Olympics, and the ASAJ will seek to provide the opportunities for them to participate in the approved qualifying meets based on the window that is still left for qualification.last_img

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January 20, 2020 | by

Elite seek No. 5

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Altas, Knights continue surge Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Yeng Guiao reunites with his NLEX crew after close to three months, and how Blackwater deals with the national coach’s return will determine whether the Elite can extend a franchise-best conference start in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.But Guiao is the one who’s worried. And he has all the reasons to be so.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With Walker leading the way, Blackwater is the only unbeaten team in the season-ending conference after victories over powerhouses TNT KaTropa, Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel, while also stopping NorthPort.NLEX import Aaron Fuller’s main jobs are to dominate the paint and make life hard for Walker.The Road Warriors have gone 1-1 since recalling Fuller in place of injured original import Oluseyi Ashaolu.Meanwhile, Rain or Shine (0-1) and Magnolia (2-1) try to bounce back when they clash in the 7 p.m. main game.Magnolia is seeking to get back on track after its two-game win streak came to a halt on Sunday with an 82-95 loss to Phoenix (5-1).ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I’m excited to get back to coaching NLEX, but the problem is, Blackwater is the hottest team right now,” Guiao said after prepping his Road Warriors for the first time since taking on national duty.Unbeaten Blackwater has never had it this good and will be coming into the 4:30 p.m. contest as the solid pick to nail a fifth win using import Henry Walker as offensive anchor.FEATURED 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“He’s done a good job in leading his team to contention,” Guiao said of Walker, an NBA veteran who has had several stints in the PBA. “Their (Elite) three-point shooting is the headache for all the [opposing] teams.“We have to be able to lower their efficiency and prevent Walker from dictating the tempo,” Guiao went on. “If he can do that, he can make all of his teammates look good.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img

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January 18, 2020 | by

Thought Leadership: What China’s Economic Shift Means for Africa

first_imgCurrent structural changes in China’s economy will have significant implications for Africa’s developmental ambitions. This is not the first time decisions in China have been felt in Africa: for the past 15 years, the rapid and pervasive entry of Chinese capital and companies into Africa have had a big impact on the continent.The rapidity and scale of these changes over the past decade and a half – through multi-billion dollar transactions and political summits – has resulted in an African incline towards China’s commercial sphere of influence. This trend has been accelerated by the (Western) financial and economic crisis, with African economies reorienting towards the emerging rather than the developed world.But as China’s strategy towards Africa matures, so too must Africa’s strategy towards China. Beijing is no longer just an actor in Africa’s resources sector but is broadening the scope of its commercial foray into the continent. African governments need to respond accordingly and be more agile in their policy-making vis-à-vis China’s engagement.Chinese-African relations: all changeThe African continent continues to struggle to develop its domestic economies through beneficiation and, by and large, sub-Saharan African countries remain dependent on raw material extractive industries, often being single-commodity dependent. Ironically, the China-driven commodities “super cycle” over the past decade or so may have reinforced the resource dependence of African states.Despite this, China’s resource-intensive growth model has helped African growth – underpinning the “Africa rising” narrative that has emerged in recent years.Furthermore, in 2008 Beijing’s financial authorities used a sizeable stimulus of approximately US$570bn to pump-prime economic growth. This was in response to rapidly slowing global growth following the financial crisis, and it had a very positive knock-on effect on Africa’s growth trajectory. Ironically, China’s actions reinforced Africa’s commodity dependence, with strong commodity prices providing a deterrent – or at the very least a distraction – for African policy-makers to accelerate their efforts towards diversification.But changes now impacting the Chinese domestic economy hold out a new promise for aspirational African economies. The rising cost pressures on China’s light industrial manufacturing sector will increasingly lead to manufacturing capacity to relocate to lower-cost foreign economies over the long term. This trend of Chinese “hollowing out” of low-end manufacturing and offshoring to Africa is likely to be the next driving force of the relationship. This forms part of what is often referred to as China’s “economic rebalancing”. If this opportunity is seized by progressively reformist African states, they could well be on the cusp of a 19th-century style industrial revolution – generating jobs and creating new industries.But viewing the relationship through the statist lens from Beijing, it can be argued that China’s Africa policy has become increasingly fused with that of the management of its own economy. China’s resource-intensive growth model – propelled by heavy infrastructure spending and its manufacturing machine – requires a large amount of commodity inputs. Underpinning Beijing’s engagement of Africa has been a desire to secure a number of strategic commodity supplies, in particular oil, iron ore and copper. In the mindset of the (very strategic) Chinese government, its own growth model may be at risk from restricted resource supply. China’s ability to guarantee the supply of key resources from resource-endowed African states is strategically important for Beijing.Thus, a politically welcoming environment among African governments is of paramount importance for Chinese capital. In Europe, the United States and recently Australia, there have been government attempts to block Chinese investors from acquiring local assets – in telecoms, in computer hardware and in mining. In Africa there has yet to be an active political obstruction to Chinese investment.However, recently, some senior government and political figures in Nigeria and Botswana have been critical of the often skewed nature of their countries’ relationships with China. China’s foreign policy towards the continent under President Xi Jinping will need to balance its growing commercial interests while having to accommodate a changing and more assertive Africa.Beyond resourcesIt is a massive opportunity cost considering most resource-rich (solid minerals) African states did not adequately foresee and take full advantage of the so-called commodity super cycle driven by China’s insatiable demand for commodities. This is different to Australia, where, in spite of the economic crisis, GDP growth has remained strong on the back of enabling infrastructure and high demand from China. A number of oil-rich African economies – led by read more

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January 14, 2020 | by

Colchester v Tottenham team news: Kane captains young but experienced Spurs side

first_img1 Harry Kane will captain Tottenham as the Premier League side take on Colchester United in the FA Cup fourth round – LIVE on talkSPORTTune in for LIVE commentary of Colchester United v Tottenham Hotspur (KO 12:45) HEREColchester currently lie rock bottom of the League One table, yet Mauricio Pochettino has named a strong side, with Kane startling alongside the likes of Christian Erisen, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli.But Spurs fans’ eyes will surely all be on Keven Wimmer, who will get his first real test as Jan Vertonghen’s replacement after the Belgium international suffered a serious knee injury against Crystal Palace last week.Meanwhile, Ryan Mason has still failed to recover from his ankle injury, so Tom Carroll and Nabil Bentaleb start in midfield, with England starlet Delle Alli starting on the bench.For Colchester, a late change of line-up sees top frontman Marvin Sordell start on the bench.Tottenham team: Vorm, Trippier, Dier, Wimmer, Davies, Bentaleb, Carroll, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Kane. Subs: Walker, Alderweireld, Son, Dembele, Alli, Onomah, LlorisColchester team: Kean, Brindley, Eastman, Wynter, Vincent-Young, Ambrose, Gilbey, Garvan, Moncur, Sordell, Massey. Subs: Briggs, Edwards, Lee, Kent, Bonne, Parish Tottenham striker Harry Kane last_img

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December 30, 2019 | by

Eight amazing instant expert stats! Liverpool, Man United and more Prem facts

first_imgA new Premier League season means more facts and figures to fill our boots with.Players and teams are racking up statistics left, right and centre, with every metre run, every shot and every pass now a piece of data.It certainly helps judge a player and his effectiveness during a game, or to find out where a team’s weakness lies.So, what were the stand out facts from a big opening weekend of football? Click the right arrow above to find out… 8. Paddy McNair is the first player to score an own goal on his Premier League debut since Danny Gabbidon (QPR) five years ago (13/08/11). 2. 112 different nations have now been represented in the Premier League after Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan made his Manchester United debut. 3. Only Adrian (five) has saved more penalties than Simon Mignolet (four) in the last three Premier League seasons. 10 7. Only Alan Shearer and Frank Lampard (eight) have scored more opening day Premier League goals than Wayne Rooney (seven). 9. Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo has now scored with his first shot on target in the Premier League for both Manchester City and Middlesbrough. 10 10 10 4. Manchester City stars Fernandinho and David Silva completed more passes (72) in the first half than Sunderland (68) managed as a whole team. 10 Anthony Martial has registered two assists in the space of five minutes against Bournemouth having provided just four assists in 31 Premier League appearances last season. 5. Leicester City are the first Premier League title holders to lose their opening match of the season. 6. And it was the first time in the English top-flight since 1953/54 the top two from the previous season have lost their first game. 1. Liverpool’s new star Sadio Mané has now scored nine goals in his last nine Premier League appearances, following his magnificent strike against Arsenal. – Check out eight more amazing stats from the weekend – click the arrow above, right 10 10 10 10 10last_img

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December 29, 2019 | by


first_imgThe Minister of Sport and Tourism Michael Ring TD officially launched the new Finn Harps Schools programme at the Balor Theatre on Thursday, and described the project as “a wonderful initiative.”Finn Harps players, coaches and staff will work alongside 30 participating schools across the County on a comprehensive two year programme, where schoolchildren will enjoy a variety of sporting and community activities. The launch was hosted by Finn Harps Secretary and Community Officer John Campbell and was attended by Minister for Sport and Tourism Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Gaelteacht affairs Mr Dinny McGinley TD, Donegal Mayor Cllr Noel McBride, Airtricity League Director Fran Gavin of the FAI and Finn Harps Chairman Joey O’Leary.Minister Michael Ring said: “I believe this is the most wide ranging community programme to be developed by a senior football club in the whole Country, so its gives me great pleasure to be here for the official launch. I am delighted to see Finn Harps and local Schools working together to develop a unique and innovative project which will bring educational, social and sporting benefits to schoolchildren in Donegal.”Minister Ring also spoke of “the exciting sporting and economic opportunities” the new Stadium project will bring to the North West.Airtricity League Director Fran Gavin complimented John Campbell and Finn Harps on their dedication to working in partnership with Donegal Schools. “The FAI have been continually impressed with the range of community projects Finn Harps bring into Donegal, and we often cite Finn Harps as an example of what can be achieved when we are talking to other senior Clubs in the League,” he said.Mr Gavin also made himself very popular in the Balor with a “one for everyone in the audience” moment by inviting the attending Schools to be the FAI’s guests at the forthcoming Ireland v Czech Republic game in the Aviva Stadium!Project Manager for Finn Harps Schools programme John Campbell said “Finn Harps are delighted that we are working in these thirty schools throughout Donegal where in total 5294 children are registered.“All the Finn Harps personnel involved in the Project will be either qualified coaches or Harps Players from the first team Squad. We look forward to working with the Schools involved and we thank all the schools who applied to enter the programme.“We also are looking forward to working with Ulster Senior League, Donegal League and Inishowen League clubs in developing a strategy to bring expert coaching into Donegal Schools. It is an exciting project for us here at Finn Harps and all of us are looking forward to the challenge and opportunities that this programme presents,” he added.Donegal Mayor Cllr Noel McBride said: “I was very happy when I heard Finn Harps were launching this project because the club has shown they can use their profile to make a very positive contribution to public life in Donegal. “For example over the past couple of years I have been very impressed with how Finn Harps have worked with Donegal Road Safety, teachers, parents and school children to help increase awareness surrounding road safety issues within the County. I look forward to helping Finn Harps and the schools further develop the initiative in the near future,” he said.Minister of State for Gaelteacht Affairs Dinny McGinley spoke passionately about the dedication Teachers bring to their communities:“I would like to congratulate Finn Harps on the launch of this exciting initiative which will support the tremendous work done by Teachers across the County.” Minister McGinley also expressed his delight that Finn Harps are introducing the programme through the medium of Irish to gaelteacht areas in Donegal.Finn Harps Chairman Joey O’Leary thanked those who attended and paid tribute to Club Volunteers and Players. “I would like to thank John Campbell, the Finn Harps players and our club volunteers for making this ambitious programme a reality. We are delighted to have Minister Ring and Fran Gavin here for the launch as we are also liaising with both the government and the FAI on an ongoing basis, regarding the new stadium project. I would also like to thank all the participating schools, teachers and schoolchildren for their commitment to the programme and everyone at the club is looking forward to making the project a huge success.”Finn Harps thanked its project partners Donegal County Council, Donegal Road Safety, Donegal Sports partnership, Anti Racism Ireland, the FAI, the participating schools and junior clubs.FINN HARPS GO BACK TO SCHOOL WITH UNIQUE INITIATIVE was last modified: February 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 read more

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December 26, 2019 | by


first_imgThe husband of former Minister, Tanaiste and TD Mary Coughlan has passed away after a long battle with cancer.David Charlton, a member of An Garda Siochana, died last night.Mr Charlton, 48, passed away at the family home in Frosses. His remains are reposing at his home with removal on Tuesday morning at 11.30 for Funeral Mass at 12 noon in St. Mary’s Church, Frosses with interment afterwards in Cranny Road cemetery.The couple, who had been married for more than 20 years, have two children Meabh (13) and Cathal (15).Mr Charlton had been stationed at Glenties Garda station.Tributes have been flowing in for Mr Charlton who was a native of Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. Ms Coughlan retired from politics after losing her seat in the last general election and had stayed out of the public limelight.Since then she has been spending all her time with her family.The couple met when Mr Charlton was serving at Dail Eireann in the 1990s.May he rest in peace. HUSBAND OF FORMER TANAISTE MARY COUGHLAN DIES AGED 48 was last modified: September 2nd, 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:David CharltondiesFROSSESmary coughlanlast_img

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December 25, 2019 | by

Ten Bulldogs Named To MVC Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Team

first_imgPrint Friendly Version A total of 10 Drake student-athletes have been named to the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Track & Field Scholar-Athlete Team, the league announced Wednesday, May 22.To earn a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team student-athletes must have a 3.2 or better grade point average, be at least a sophomore in both academic and athletic standing and have placed in the top eight of an individual event or the top three in a relay event. The Bulldogs are represented on the team by Lexie Chapman, Aaron Chier, Victoria Coombe, Matt Cozine, Max Harlan, Meghan Kearney, Xavier Lechleitner, Christina LeMunyon, Olivia Rogers and Rachel Selva. Chapman, Coombe and LeMunyon all earned the honor for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.last_img

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December 24, 2019 | by

€8.8M EU fund launched for cross-border health services

first_imgUp to 13,000 patients are expected to benefit from cross-border services under an €8.8 million EU INTERREG VA funded project, which has been launched today.The CAWT Acute Services Project has recently secured this EU funding to assess and treat higher volumes of patients more effectively through improvements to and modernisation of current service delivery models.Both scheduled and unscheduled care services will be reformed and modernised as part of this cross border EU funded project. The scheduled care activities focus on the specialities of dermatology, urology and vascular interventions. Unscheduled care initiatives being implemented include new advanced community paramedic services, clinical decision unit, community cardiac investigations and a community geriatrician led service.It is also planned to establish an integrated clinical dermatology network using telehealth technologies.Other additional technology solutions will be investigated and implemented to enable clinicians to communicate with patients outside of the acute hospital setting.Specialist training for staff across all of these areas will be undertaken to support the development and implementation of these new and innovative ways of working. This EU funding allocation has been secured by the Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Health and Social Care Partnership. This Partnership comprises the HSE, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, the Western Health and Social Care Trust, the Public Health Agency and the Health and Social Care Board.Opening the launch event, Project Chair Sean Murphy, General Manager of Letterkenny University Hospital said: “It is a great privilege to be part of the CAWT cross border group that has secured this additional investment for communities and services. The collaborative working required to deliver this suite of initiatives, with the support of the EU funding, will provide patients with additional quality services and, in many situations, enable them to be treated much closer to home.”He added: “This project will also help to further strengthen and consolidate cross border and north / south co-operation in health and social care.”North West HSE attendees at the launch of the EU funded €8.8 million CAWT cross border Acute Hospital Services Project. Back row (left to right): Louise Potts, CAWT Acute Project Manager; Miriam Rooney, Finance; Miriam O’Beirne, Finance; Grainne McCann, General Manager, Sligo University Hospital; Aisling McDonald, Letterkenny University Hospital and Siobhan McEniff, Clinical Project Officer.Front row (left to right): Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny University Hospital, HSE; Bernie McCrory, Chief Officer, CAWT and John Hayes, Chief Officer, Community Healthcare Organisation 1.Commenting on the EU investment, Damien McCallion, Director General CAWT, said: “This is an important EU funded project which is taking a cross border approach in order to improve access to services for people living in border areas in particular. He added: “The CAWT Acute Hospital Services project is supporting the investment and reforms underway in our health services, which places primary and community care at the heart of health care delivery and the enhancing of capacity within acute hospital services.”HSE attendees at the launch of the EU funded €8.8 million CAWT cross border Acute Hospital Services Project. Left to right: Josephine Hynes, Group Director of HR, University Hospital Limerick; Geraldine Brady, Business Operations Co-ordinator, Children’s Hospital Group, Dublin; Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny University Hospital, and Grainne McCann, General Manager, Sligo University Hospital.Welcoming the launch of the CAWT Acute Hospitals Services project, Gina McIntyre, CEO of the Special EU Programmes Body said: “This highly innovative EU INTERREG VA funded project will deliver real efficiencies in vital health and social care services for the benefit of thousands of people on a cross-border basis. It will utilise some of the latest advances in e-health technology and enhance access to essential medical care used in the treatment of a wide-range of life-threatening illnesses.” Commenting, Alastair Campbell, Director of Secondary Care in the Department of Health in Northern Ireland said: “The Department is delighted to be providing match-funding to this CAWT cross border project. The aims and objectives of the project support the Department of Health’s priorities for a modern health and social care service, in particular the focus on new ways of working across traditional organisational boundaries, the use of technology to drive better services, and ultimately, care that is designed around patients. He added: “I have no doubt that this project will provide valuable learning for other transformation projects underway in health and social care in Northern Ireland.”Dr Ray Nethercott, Consultant Paediatrician at the Western Health and read more

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December 22, 2019 | by

Raiders’ Arden Key hopes to benefit from on-the-job training

first_imgALAMEDA — The plan for Arden Key was simple enough.The Raiders were going to bring the third-round draft pick out of LSU along slowly, capitalizing on on his length and athleticism as a pass rusher while at the same time keeping him fresh with a low snap count.Welcome to Week 17, where Key has been an unexpected mainstay on defense as a comparatively slender 6-foot-6, 238-pound defensive end for the Raiders as they close out the season Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City …last_img

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December 20, 2019 | by