Both St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) and St Jago brought the Gibson-McCook Relays to an exciting end last year with their epic duel in the Boys Open 4x400m relay. The team from Santa Cruz eventually prevailed, and fans are again in for a treat as both teams, along with Corporate Area kingpins Calabar, Kingston College, and Jamaica College are all expected to report for the expected battle royale. At the recent Milo Western Relays in Montego Bay, Kingston College silenced the rural fans after defeating STETHS (13:16:13), winning in 3:14.74, and is the fastest team going to the Gibson-McCook Relays. Here, the Neil Harrison-coached KC team, which had an average lead-off leg from a cautious Nathaniel Bann, saw the likes of Tyrese Bryan, Jhevaughn Matherson, and Dashawn Morris running good legs to tame a Jauvaney James-led STETHS team. STETHS will be coming to avenge that defeat as they hope to retain their title and will definitely run much faster this time around. Pre-season favourite Calabar, with their strong core of quarter-milers, will be coming all out for a win here, but their line-up will not include the outstanding Christopher Taylor, who is yet to make his 2017 season debut. Despite his absence, Calabar still has some top-quality athletes, including Anthony Carpenter and Akeeyme Francis. At the Camperdown Classics, without Carpenter in the team, Calabar finished a decent second to Mico University College in 3:15.14 and are expected to give a good account of themselves. St Jago always perform well at the Gibson-McCook Relays and it should be no different this time around. They will want to improve on last year’s second-place finish and with quality athletes like Anthony Cox, Timor Barrett, Michael Bentley, and Leon Clarke, will definitely go faster than their 3:17.83 when finishing third at the Camperdown Classics. One team that cannot be written off is Jamaica College, which normally find its best form late in the season as it did last year at the Penn Relays by surprising big teams like Calabar and company to win the event, and they could be the dark horse here in an event, which really can go any way. However, with their very deep squad, Calabar is given the slight edge here to win the event. TOP 3 PREDICTION: 1. Calabar 2. Kingston College 3. St Elizabeth Technical AVENGING DEFEAT
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Representatives of Government ministries and agencies whose duties relate to the Millennium Challenge Corporation(MCC) eligibility indicators, at an orientation retreat in Buchanan in August 2018.The Eligibility Team coordinating Liberia’s compliance on the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA-Liberia) says Liberia must work harder because there have been changes to the MCC methodology and new indicators have been added.From August 9 – 11, the Government of Liberia Technical committee on the MCC Eligibility convened the retreat to orientate the officials on the 20 MCC eligibility indicators and emphasized their duties to implement actions and report them. About 35 representatives of government ministries and agencies, whose duties relate to the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) eligibility indicators, attended the retreat in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, and planned series of actions to improve Liberia’s performance on the MCC score card. Countries now have to pass 12, instead of the previous 10 of the 20 indicators to be eligible.MCC Deputy Resident Country Director, Kevin George, spoke of the importance of the MCC eligibility indicators at the retreat and the US government agency’s support to development projects in most developing countries. MCA-Liberia is a legal, independent and autonomous agency of the Government of Liberia created by an Act of the Legislature on October 23, 2015. MCA-Liberia administers the compact between the Liberian and United States governments, and supports the electricity and road sectors in Liberia. MCA-Liberia Compact grant is made possible by the generosity of the American people through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).Liberia became eligible in 2015 and signed a compact grant agreement of US$257M, managed by Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia, to rehabilitate the energy sector and plan the foundation for periodic road maintenance in the country. At the retreat, MCA-Liberia Director of Communications and Outreach, Alphonso Zeon, briefed the participants on the implementation progress of the MCC compact projects. MCC grouped its indicators into three categories, including Ruling Justly, Economic Freedom and Investing in people. A country now needs to pass 12 out of 20 indicators, inclusive of the Control of Corruption indicator, which must be passed. In its 2018 scorecard, Liberia passed 10 of the 20 indicators, including the Control of Corruption indicator. The country continues to do well in the areas of Political Rights, Civil Liberties and Freedom of Information indicators, under Ruling Justly. Regarding Economic Freedom, Liberia passed Inflation, Access to Credit, Trade Policy, Business Startup and Gender in the Economy. Beginning 2019, MCC will update the questions under Gender in the Economy indicator to provide for an expanded index that measures the extent to which laws provide women with equal capacity to participate in the economy, get a job, own property, go to court and be protected from violence.Under Investing in People, Liberia only passed Health Expenditure indicator. Comparatively in the West African region, Ghana did well over Liberia, passing 15 of the 20 indicators, including Control of Corruption with a score of 0.64 for an indicator with a zero Median.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Marseille defender Doria 1 West Ham are set to make a loan move for Marseille defender Doria after co-owner David Sullivan flew to France on transfer deadline day.Doria, 20, has failed to make any impact at Marseille and the Brazilian defender could be allowed to join the east London club on loan until the end of the season.Sam Allardyce is desperate to strengthen his back-line as he faces a defensive crisis heading into the Premier League game against Manchester United on Sunday.Allardyce said: “With the window coming to a close, I think we’ll possibly be looking at bringing in someone on a short-term deal or a loan contract. We’ll see what’s there and if it’s something worth doing then we’ll take a look.”James Tomkins was forced to miss the 2-0 defeat against Liverpool with a hamstring problem while Winston Reid and James Collins both picked up injuries during the game at Anfield.Jack Sullivan, son of co-owner David, confirmed on his Twitter site that his dad was in France on Monday and the club are hoping to ease their injury crisis with a new arrival before the deadline closes at 11pm.
By Bruce Smith THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEAUFORT, S.C. – A man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and raping her in an underground bunker pleaded guilty Tuesday, moments before his trial was to begin. The girl was rescued after more than a week when she talked her abductor into letting her play games on his cell phone and instead sent a text message for help. Vinson Filyaw, 37, stood in court Tuesday with his arms clasped behind him as he quietly answered “Yes, sir” when the judge asked him whether he was freely pleading to the charges. The victim sat with family members, her mother’s arm around her. Filyaw could spend the rest of his life in prison. He pleaded guilty to kidnapping and all 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct, one for each day prosecutors said he held the girl captive a year ago in Kershaw County. Each criminal sexual conduct charge carries a sentence of as many as 30 years in prison. He also pleaded guilty to impersonating an officer and possession of an incendiary device. “Well, I guess there’s something wrong with me for doing all of this. I was 36; she’s 14. That’s wrong or against the law, whatever you want to say,” Filyaw told WLTX-TV after his plea. Prosecutors said Filyaw wore a homemade uniform when he led the girl away from a school bus stop by telling the teen she was under arrest. They also said he placed what he claimed to be a necklace of explosives around her neck that he said would detonate if she tried to escape. Sentencing was set for today. The judge said he faces 421 years behind bars. The victim, her family members and friends exchanged hugs after the guilty plea. They declined to speak with reporters. Opening arguments in the trial had been scheduled for Tuesday morning, but on Monday evening WLTX-TV reported that Filyaw had sent a manuscript that said he stalked the girl and admired her ingenuity in gaining his trust to get his cell phone. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
An animal-rights group says Alicia Silverstone appears naked in a television ad promoting vegetarianism that was to debut today in Houston. Silverstone is shown emerging from a swimming pool and talking about the benefits of being a vegetarian. She obscures the view of her body with her arms as she lounges alongside the pool, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Claude Makelele 1 Claude Makelele has been appointed as Monaco’s technical director.The former Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris St Germain midfielder, who won 71 caps for France, will assist club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev on footballing matters.“I am very happy to join a major club in French and European football,” Makelele told Monaco’s website.“My meeting with Vadim Vasilyev was decisive in my desire to join Monaco.”Vasilyev added: “It is a great satisfaction to have by my side a man of the quality and profile of Claude Makelele.“It was important to have a professional there every day who can provide a link between the sporting operation and the club directors.”Makelele has some coaching experience, having been an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Paris St Germain from 2011 to 2013 before a short-lived spell as Bastia’s head coach between May and November of 2014.He said: “It is a new stage in my career and I am convinced that this new role of technical director suits me perfectly.“I am very excited about the idea of working with a coach of the quality of Leonardo Jardim.“AS Monaco aim each year for Champions League qualification and I will work to help achieve those objectives.”
Sights like these stags in Glenveagh National Park may become a thing of the past due to excessive poaching, according to a Donegal environment organisation.The Gweebarra Conservation Group is calling on local people to lobby the Government to end the hunting season to conserve stocks in the park.“We are asking people to please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask that the deer shooting season not be extended due to poaching. Few deer have been seen this year compared to previous years.” ‘DEER POACHING PUTTING DONEGAL STOCKS AT RISK’ – CONSERVATION GROUP was last modified: December 13th, 2012 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:’DEER POACHING PUTTING DONEGAL STOCKS AT RISK’ – CONSERVATION GROUP
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “It wasn’t the thing that was most obvious, that beat you over the head,” said Bill Rehder, a retired FBI agent who named every Los Angeles bank bandit from 1981 to 1999. “A good name is something with a little back story, a little more thought.” So the guy with the spotty complexion wasn’t the Acne Bandit, he was the Clearasil Bandit. The guy with the giant schnoz? No, not the Big Nose Bandit. Try the Karl Malden Bandit. (Today, Rehder said, it would be the Ray Romano Bandit.) When Rehder joined the FBI’s Los Angeles bank robbery squad in 1969, agents were working to catch more than 40 active serial bank robbers at any given time, and giving them nicknames made it easier to keep them straight. The FBI, though, had no formal or official naming process. That changed in 1981, when Rehder became the squad’s coordinator. He made a simple rule: Rob two banks, get a nickname. Since then, the FBI’s bank robbery coordinator has assigned a moniker to every serial bank bandit in the seven-county area that encompasses metropolitan Los Angeles. There are 3,500 financial institutions in the region, the FBI says, and nearly two are robbed each business day. The coordinator gets the report from every robbery, so it’s easy for him to spot the connections between the heists and come up with the name. Then, when a bank is robbed, authorities can ask the teller a series of questions to quickly identify the bandit. If that’s not enough information, authorities can access security-camera images within minutes to determine which bandit committed a robbery. “Let’s take the Big Belly Bandit,” said Lt. Carlos Velez of the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division. “If we get hit on a Friday afternoon by an individual with a big belly, we’re more apt to tie him into the series. “The Big Belly Bandit – that had a nice ring to it.” The nicknames work because bank robberies are nearly always committed by serial bandits who don’t like change. Once a robber is successful, he will nearly always rob again – and he’ll use the same mode of operation and often wear the same clothing. The Michael Jackson Bandit always wore a glove on just one hand. The Stereo Bandit always brought his car radio into the bank with him (just to make sure nobody stole it). The Marx Brothers Bandits always wore fake bushy eyebrows and mustaches. The Buck Tooth Bandit always had a buck tooth. “These are the most pragmatic people on Earth,” Rehder said. “Once they find something that works, they stick with it. Rarely do they change. “The only guy that really changed was Rodney Dangerfield.” Yes, Rodney changed his mode of operation. After being rejected at his first two attempted heists, he brought a gun to No. 3. This time, he got respect. And money. Authorities also use the nicknames to generate publicity for a case. Newspaper editors and TV producers like funny names, and one of the best ways to identify a bandit is to get his picture in the news and wait for a tip. “I manipulated the hell out of this stuff,” Rehder said. “If I had a particular case that I had a great photo (of), I was not above using a particular nickname to lend some sex appeal to this.” That’s how the FBI caught the most prolific bank robber in Los Angeles history – the second time, at least. Eddie Dodson was living the high life in the 1970s and early ’80s. Dodson, who owned an antique-furniture store on Melrose Avenue, hobnobbed with such stars as John Belushi and Jack Nicholson. His furniture store became a late-night hot spot for the celebs and high-rollers, and drugs became a mainstay. Dodson graduated from cocaine to heroin – and struggled to pay for his expensive addiction. He robbed his first bank July 5, 1983, wearing a New York Yankees cap and sunglasses. Over the next 10 months, Dodson robbed 64 banks – including six in one day – stealing more than $280,000. He always wore the ball cap and the sunglasses, so he became the New York Yankees Bandit. Authorities finally caught up with him Feb. 10, 1984, when a teller followed him out of a bank and flagged down a police officer. Dodson was arrested, reached a plea bargain with prosecutors and served 15 years in federal prison. “He went in with the moniker that he robbed more banks than anyone in history,” Rehder said. But Rehder wasn’t done with Dodson. Six years after the latter was released from prison, a new bandit surfaced. This guy looked disheveled and destitute, and the first two banks he hit were in Beverly Hills, so Rehder named him the Down and Out in Beverly Hills Bandit. The Down-and-Outer hit seven banks in less than four months. The seventh included a carjacking. So Rehder called local news directors. That night, surveillance photos of Down and Out appeared on the local news. The FBI got two calls, both identifying the man in the photos as Eddie Dodson – the former Yankees Bandit. “The names are catchy,” said FBI Special Agent John McEachern, supervisor of the Los Angeles bank squad. “We’re not trying to do that with the purpose of entertaining. If it does prove amusing or entertaining, so be it, as long as it helps us identify or arrest the individual.” The Kangaroo Bandit always wore a backpack on his chest, keeping a gun in a side pocket of the backpack. The Large Marge Bandit was, well, large. The Happy Face Bandits always included happy faces on the notes they passed to tellers. The Boy Next Door Bandit had an innocent-looking face. “Bank robberies in Los Angeles are like death and taxes,” McEachern said. “They’re going to happen.” And when they do, the FBI is waiting with the perfect nickname. Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Chevy Chase Bandit slipped on the floor mat of the first bank he robbed, stood up, brushed himself off and went about his business – just like the comedian opening a classic episode of “Saturday Night Live.” The Rodney Dangerfield Bandit was simply ignored by tellers after he came unarmed to his first two bank heists. He got no money and no respect, but he did get a nickname. The Bozo Bandit wore a clown costume. The Benihana Bandit wielded sharp knives. The Miss Piggy Bandit was short and fat. The Miss America Bandit was, naturally, tall and beautiful. Welcome to Los Angeles, the bank robbery capital of the world, where every serial bank bandit gets a nickname – and picking a good one is an art.
The wonderful new pitch at Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny looked better than the playing surface at Croke Park as teams from 18 clubs throughout the county took to it today for the elite All County U12 Blitz.Teams competed in four divisions for the honours and Donegal Daily trophies and medals.And what a superb display of football in this tournament which has been specially devised by the county board of the Donegal LGFA to see the best talent and future stars for our Ladies county teams. Development officer Donal O Searcaigh with U14 team manager Dermott Foy and County Secretary Siobhan Coyle were all on hand to watch the games.County chairman Micheál Naughton was also there to present medals and trophies to the finalists.He said he wanted to pay tribute to the girls, their parents, their coaches and their clubs for continuing to develop the ladies game throughout Donegal.He also had a special word of thanks for Coláiste Ailigh Príomhoide Micheál O Giobúin who hosted the tournament today. “It was a wonderful gesture and the facilities laid on for the teams were second to none,” said Naughton.Senior county players and U14 county players were on hand to lend their support. And new junior referees took charge of the games.Afterward O Searcaigh said: “We’d like to thank Donegal Daily for sponsoring the trophies and medals.“This was our second all-county blitz, with teams graded this time based on their performances on their first day in Convoy. I believe tournaments like this will help massively to develop players for the future.”St Eunan’s won the Division One title, winning all their group games before defeating Termon in the final. Both sides showed skill and determination throughout but it was the Letterkenny side which won out in the end.In Division 2 the girls from Downings took the title and the trophy back to Rosguil with some superb performances throughout. Maith sibh.The Division 3 campaign saw an epic battle between St Mary’s Convoy and Red Hughs and it was Convoy who took the title by just a single point. Both sides played some great football with no doubt future county stars among their ranks.And there are celebrations in the Twin Towns tonight after Mac Cumhaills girls won the Division 4 title. Pictures courtesy of Donal O Searcaigh, Donegal LGFA. PICTURE SPECIAL: GLORIOUS DISPLAY OF GAELIC FOOTBALL AT GIRLS U12 ALL-COUNTY BLITZ was last modified: August 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:All county blitzColaiste AilighDonegal LGFAletterkenny