Peace For Champs Initiative founder, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Terrence Bent, says the Jamaica Constabulary Force will be making special preparations for next week’s ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. SPP Bent told The Gleaner that particular attention will be given to potential clashes between fans of defending boys champions Calabar High and rivals Kingston College. This is especially since there is an ongoing disagreement between both schools regarding the late registration of KC’s middle-distance runner Ari Rodgers, by ISSA, for the meet. “I am mindful of the perception or the reality of the conflict, and we have taken a decision to manage the internals using special law-enforcement teams within the stadium,” Bent said. He added that special policing will not just be done at the National Stadium where Champs will be held, but also on the streets of the Corporate Area on all five days of the meet. “We understand that out in the general areas of the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre and along the roadways leading to and from the event on the five days, there’s the possibility of clashes between not only those supporters, but generally speaking, the conduct of young persons. The rivalry sometimes takes an unfriendly turn, but we will put patrols, mobile and on foot, and will be covering those areas likely to see conflicts emerging.” Bent said that the arrangement for Champs revolves around what he describes as “some critical pillars”.The first of them, he says, is venue security. STADIUM ACCESS “Venue security is largely around access to Independence Park Limited, and in particular, to the stadium complex itself, in terms of ensuring that the persons that enter the facility are properly searched to prevent prohibited items from entering the stadium. We’re looking at how we manage unauthorised access to the facility. We know that there’s a capacity limitation, and what we have noticed from time to time is that persons would turn up without the ability to enter vis-a-vis no tickets or accreditation, but somehow, they enter the facility. We also need to make sure that those who have lawfully entered observe all of the stipulations and regulations that govern the operations of the stadium in terms of seating, conduct, no smoking, the introduction of large igloos and other banned articles.” Bent said that he is hoping the Peace for Champs Initiative, which he describes as “successful so far”, will be able to reduce the opportunities for clashes, and that the management of both schools will implore their students and supporters to conduct themselves properly. The Peace for Champs Initiative, which is in its eighth year, is a campaign aimed at promoting peace leading up to the staging of Champs. This campaign sees students of schools in the Corporate Area carrying out marches and other campaigns to remind students of the need for unity and civility during the festivities. Bent said that there will be a rally in the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre this week as part of the plans.
Gilas exposed the worst of us: undisciplined, cowardly, pikon, irresponsible. And on the world stage no less. #FIBAWC— Juan DC (@greenherrings) July 3, 2018 EMBARRASSING. Grabe.#stunned https://t.co/6oIy5nvCuK— Professional Heckler (@HecklerForever) July 2, 2018 Pingris made the team to take a selfie just to calm things down and lighten up the mood. If majority of the Filipinos will straight up blame Gilas, I really now understand why Filipinos protect foreigners so much that they choose them over our kababayans Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Stop shaming the Gilas players. The Aussies are dirty players and they instigated this. It’s just normal for us to fight back, in a way they pushed us to do so. They removed the court decals yesterday and now this. It’s time to throw away that lame Pinoy hospitality! #FIBAWC— Justine Dizon (@justinedizon) July 2, 2018 After the shameful brawl and the selfie that Gilas took part in, the country has nothing left to be proud of or to be happy about. Nothing. This country is just hopeless.— Boy Jetski (@JetskiPaMore) July 2, 2018 MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 👇🏼 The #Boomers was just disrespectful, i know that the #Gilas was being unprofessional ni excuses. but to the Boomers,don’t expect to start a fire and expect not to get burn! Respect and respect will be given. #FIBA #FIBAWC pic.twitter.com/fnCHxDyzTK— Daniel Martinito (@Dan_martimarts) July 2, 2018 Gilas fans at Philippine Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s nothing like a Gilas Pilipinas game to unite a country over the mutual love for basketball.Turns out, there’s also nothing like a controversy to drive a wedge between the national team supporters.ADVERTISEMENT Parang basketball sa kanto. Dahil tinambakan, dinaan sa sapakan. pic.twitter.com/mdKovj8394— Professional Heckler (@HecklerForever) July 2, 2018 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Gilas Thoughts:My dad told me to not fight unless absolutely necessary. But when the time comes, throw first, throw fast, throw hard, get your friends’ backs. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The stereotypical Filipino macho is a “siga” who performs physical violence to assert his masculinity. The prevalence of this macho culture is the reason why fans are applauding Gilas’ brawl. This machismo populism is also the reason why leaders like Duterte is being celebrated.— Tina (@inaurner) July 2, 2018 Also, those who break the rules are trash, but those who abandon their friends are worse than trash. (Kakashi Hatake)— þórbjørnúlfr (@KuyaL18) July 2, 2018Even the Gilas players and the coaches themselves said that they were merely looking out for their brothers on the floor.The Filipinos were getting blown out, 79-48, when the two sides finally came to blows in the bench-clearing incident that saw punches and kicks thrown with the crowd at Philippine Arena also egging them on.Nine players from Gilas’ side were tossed out of the game while four were ejected from the Australian side.READ: Brawl breaks out in Gilas-Australia gameNaturally, there were others who were displeased with Gilas for what they thought was behavior unbecoming of a national team.“Embarrassing” quickly became the word of the night to describe the melee, with the crowd at the venue also not helping calm down the nerves.Im not even talking about what happened inside the court. Kasama talaga yun. Kung mangyayari, mangyayari. It’s the general behavior in the arena and the fact na may nakisali pang fans para pagtulungan yung isang player na nakahiga na tapos masaya pa sila yung nakakalungkot. 😕 https://t.co/Pxx8HCuPlC Gilas is PH, we are PH.Shame on Gilas? Shame on you.Once a Filipino always a Filipino! #FIBAWC— Ken (@ynigoken) July 2, 2018 — Mike Saulo (@mikesaulo) July 2, 2018 View comments Don’t care if people call me classless, don’t care about sportsmanship, don’t care what other people thinks. If someone hit up my teammate like this. I aint backing down. THREAD FOR GILAS pic.twitter.com/ld1d8NtsAO— weaki (@weakipedia_) July 2, 2018 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Even if your opponents are bigger, stronger, better equipped, if they are bullying you in in your own land you have to fight back. https://t.co/qUZJAn7eLL— Crotch🏐43🏐Rocket (@Bo_ams) July 3, 2018 If I may offer insight on the selfie, as someone in the audience, players weren’t the only ones agitated, crowd was too. The selfie worked as an ice breaker and lightened the tension. That’s what it seemed like, at least.— Francesca Litton (@CheckLit) July 2, 2018Gilas lost to Australia by default, 89-53, after Baser Amer, June Mar Fajardo and Gabe Norwood, the three players who were left on the floor after the incident, fouled out and ended the game.RELATED VIDEO Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In basketball it happens. Part of the game? Maybe. But however you look at it, it’s humiliating and embarrassing. Not to mention, we’re the host country. Gilas is one of those teams well respected in basketball & FIBA. We’re better than this. Won’t help our cause in the long run.— James Vitaliano (@jamesvitaliano) July 2, 2018Marc Pingris’ selfie in the middle of the chaos also didn’t sit well with others, but some saw it as a mere gesture to diffuse some tension.At the end of the day, Gilas did not come to play against Australia. Look at the turnovers and defensive lapses. Down by 31, they engaged on a free for all brawl at their homecourt and took a selfie after. This is truly an embarassing day for PHL basketball. Shame. — Thirdy (@ThirdyRavenaaa) July 2, 2018 LATEST STORIES I am more shameful of Filipinos bashing Gilas for their behavior. It’s easy to say that they should have not done this and that. I firmly believe that you’ll never know ’til you get there. And you’ll never know when you don’t have that all-in passion for Pinoy Basketball #FIBAWC— M.A.G.S (@mhugzibugz) July 2, 2018 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fans are divided on social media over the stunning brawl that broke out between Philippines and Australia in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers Monday night.READ: Gilas runs out of players, loses to Australia in ugly, bizarre game FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn one hand, with the Australians reportedly taunting the Filipinos as early as the warm-up until Daniel Kickert’s shove on Roger Pogoy triggered the melee in the third quarter, some fans feel like Gilas Pilipinas had every right to push back.Things had been heated between the nations leading up to the game, with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan blasting the Australians for removing Fiba-approved decals from the court without permission. — Niño Villanueva (@_razelvllnv) July 2, 2018 Honestly, like why would you even blame it on Gilas? They just defended theirselves. We won’t just let you beat the shit out of us. Maybe they thought we wouldn’t fight back. You’re wrong tho. And besides, home court namin ito. Baka lang naman makakalimutan niyo. #FIBAWC— Quellcrist (@rhianxxi) July 2, 2018ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In our defense, I think he was just trying to ease tensions and lighten things up. #FilipinoHumor https://t.co/SsZePxKPY6— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) July 2, 2018 Not a world cup fan but seeing Gilas and Australia doing royal rumble is kinda fun😂😂. Sorry Aus. Dont be little us Filipinos. Yeah. The game is kinda mess up but seeing how Gilas players defended there teammates was just epic. We dont turn our back on our colleagues.😊 #FIBAWC pic.twitter.com/wSE5VnfLNu— Khateryn (@Khateryn4) July 2, 2018 So after fighting the Australians in a disgraceful brawl, down 31, Gilas takes a team selfie.Trash. pic.twitter.com/X5buMNIF6i— Galvez (@_AngeloGalvez) July 2, 2018 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. D-League: Che’Lu Bar & Grill hands Go for Gold its first loss
– Advertisement – The 22nd Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of West Africa is expected to be held in Monrovia, Liberia from May 8-10, 2019.The ICE is a body established by the United Nations General Assembly. The two-day session will bring the ICE face to face with high-level decision-makers from member States to discuss economic and social performance and to make relevant recommendations.In addition, the ICE also monitors the activities of the Bureau and oversee the drafting and general implementation of its work program, including the formulation of priority objectives for the Sub-Region. Thus, the ICE guides the programs of the Bureau by ensuring that subregional priorities are well integrated, and by making recommendations to resolve issues affecting economic and social development within the Sub-Region. These recommendations may, where appropriate, be considered by the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning & Economic Development.According to a communiqué, the session will be held in plenary sessions, with roundtable meeting, during which reports prepared by the SRO and papers by eminent experts will be presented and discussed.The session would be held under the theme, “Demographic Dynamics for Sustainable Development in West Africa: Challenges and Policy Actions.”The ICE meets annually to discuss economic and social performance, based on working documents prepared by the Sub-regional Office for West Africa of the Economic Commission for Africa.The Sub-regional Office for West Africa, based in Niamey, Niger, covers the 15 member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. Experts from these member States form the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts of West Africa.However, this year’s ICE22 session will be preceded by an ad hoc expert group meeting from 6 to 7 May 2019, on the theme, “National capacities and mechanisms in evaluating progress in the implementation of agendas 2030 and 2063: assessment, challenges and prospects in West Africa.”It is also the statutory framework of the ICE, for member States to oversee the development and implementation of the Offices work programme, monitor its activities, as well as provide guidance for the Office’s programmes by ensuring that sub-regional priorities are included as much as possible.In addition the ICE makes recommendations on economic and social development issues in the sub-region, and these may, as appropriate, be considered by the joint ECA-African Union meeting of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.The Economic Commission for Africa ECA, established by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, is one of five United Nations regional commissions mandated to promote the economic and social development of Africa. Its five sub-regional offices translate its normative and analytical work into operational activities in the sub-region.These bureaux fulfill their mandates by: providing technical assistance to the regional economic communities and member States on policy harmonization, and provide guidance on meeting their specific needs; facilitating regional integration by serving as focal points for policy dialogue and information sharing between the Commission and stakeholders in the sub-region.The meeting will be held at a time when the region is undergoing major developments as member states continue to take steps to enhance development, which remains slow despite a decade of economic growth in countries.Those steps also aimed at aligning national development strategies, as closely as possible, with the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063. It can be recalled that in 2018, Niger officially launched its Economic and Social Development Plan (PDES), Burkina Faso organized an international conference on the implementation of the National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES), and Liberia revised its Agenda for Transformation to develop the Pro-Poor Agenda (2018-2023) for Prosperity and Development. Senegal also adopted a new development plan in January 2019.Delegates from the 15 West African States, as well as senior representatives and experts from ECOWAS, UEMOA, the Mano River Union and other intergovernmental organizations of the sub-region, the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and the World Bank, will also be represented.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Every year, the ICE is hosted, at its request, by a Member State of the Sub-Region. The host for 2019 is Liberia.
1 Barcelona star Javier Mascherano Former Liverpool and West Ham man Javier Mascherano wants to end his career in Spain.The Argentina international was chased by Napoli all summer where Rafa Benitez – who he worked under at Liverpool – was keen to add him to his engine room.But the Barcelona man has committed his future to the Catalan club and all but ruled out returning to the Premier League.“The opportunity to come to Naples was there,” Mascherano said about the summer transfer window.“With Rafa I have a great relationship but he knows that I could not go and how things are.“I’ll finish my career in Spain as I am very happy here.”
Former Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Clarke Carlisle is reportedly seriously injured in hospital following a road accident on Monday morning.North Yorkshire Police said a 35-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after a serious incident involving a lorry and a pedestrian on the A64, near York.The force would not confirm the injured man’s identity, but on Monday night social media was full of messages from well-wishers as the world of football has pledged its support, hoping Carlisle, 35, makes a quick recovery.The Football Association tweeted: “The thoughts & prayers of all at The FA are with Clarke Carlisle & his family at this sad time.”Anti-racism organisation Kick It Out, for which Carlisle is an ambassador, posted: “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Kick It Out are with Clarke Carlisle and his family. Stay strong our dear friend – keep on fighting.”One of his former clubs, Burnley, said: “The thoughts of all at Burnley Football Club are with Clarke Carlisle and his family.”Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision on the A64 near the village of Bishopthorpe, at 7.30am on Monday.A spokeswoman said: “The collision involved a male pedestrian and a lorry.“The injured man has been airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries.“The road was closed to allow the air ambulance to land and to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.”Part of the road was closed for a number of hours while investigations took place. Former Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Clarke Carlisle 1
Tottenham striker Harry Kane insists he DOES want to play for the England Under-21s at the European Championship this summer.The Spurs forward has been in superb form this season, and is widely expected to be called into Roy Hodgson’s senior squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier with Lithuania, along with the friendly against Italy.But Kane has also impressed for the Under-21s in their successful qualifying campaign for the Euro 2015 tournament in the Czech Republic at the end of the season.And the White Hart Lane favourite has declared himself available for selection if Gareth Southgate comes calling.“Playing for England means the world to me,” he told Drivetime. “It’s something I dreamt of as a kid. I want to win things with my country.“We’ve got Euro 2015 [an Under-21 tournament] this summer and it’s a great opportunity to bring a trophy home for the country, albeit with the under-21s.“Then we can take that into some major tournaments with the senior side. That’s hopefully something I will be able to do.“It’s something I’ve been looking forward to. We’ve had a great campaign, we’ve got a great squad and it would be a great experience.“You see other countries taking it very seriously and we need to do the same thing. If we can win – we can show the others that we have some great players coming through.”
Luke Shaw is set to make his first appearance for Manchester United in 10 months.The Red Devils face Wigan at the DW Stadium on Saturday in their first pre-season game, and Jose Mourinho’s first in charge.While all those involved in Euro 2016 are yet to return to the club, new signings Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be involved.However, the big news for United fans is the return of Shaw from the double leg break he suffered against PSV Eindhoven in September.See below as fans of the Red Devils celebrate the news that the 21-year-old is set to be fit for the new season. 1 Luke Shaw could play for the first time in 10 months on the weekend
A date has been set for the return of Donegal’s first marathon in 31 years.Will the Donegal marathon get big numbers?The idea was the brainchild of Letterkenny county councillor Dessie Larkin some months back.And now an official date, August 24th, has been penciled in the race. The official route for the 26.2 mile race has yet to be decided but it will be in and around Letterkenny town.So enjoy the Christmas festivities because the training starts in January! DATE NAMED FOR THE RETURN OF THE DONEGAL MARATHON was last modified: December 6th, 2013 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:donegalletterkennyMarathon
THE brilliant people behind Mary’s Meals are hosting a table quiz at the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny this evening.The quiz gets underway at 9pm and is sure to draw a large crowd for the charity which helps feeds tens of thousands of children in developing countries.The no-frills charity has a simple idea that works: by providing one good meal in a place of learning, children are drawn into the classroom where they can receive an education that could one day free them from poverty. It takes just €14.50 PER YEAR to feed a child – and 93 cents of every euro raised by the local group goes directly to feeding a child.There are loads of spot prizes this evening and a good night’s craic guaranteed….with a worthy outcome at the end. MARY’S MEALS TABLE QUIZ TONIGHT IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: October 16th, 2015 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:charity quizletterkennyMary’s MealsStation House Hotel
Soprano Heather Calvete, tenor Robert MacNeil and pianist Daniel Faltus will perform various opera arias during the event. There will be a reception following the concert. For more information, call (562) 943-0277. Symphony plans to install officers WHITTIER – New officers and board members will be elected and installed when the Rio Hondo Symphony Association holds its annual installation luncheon at 12:30p.m. June 11 at the Town Center in Santa Fe Springs. For more information about the lunch event or the upcoming season, call (562)947-5907. Amateur Radio Club will meet SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Rio Hondo Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 12 at the Police Services Center, 15136 Telegraph Road. For more information, call (562) 699-5195. Clinics to give free pet microchips DOWNEY – The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control will hold free microchip clinics throughout the six Los Angeles County Animal Shelters. The clinics will provide free microchips and lifetime registrations, a $60 value, to residents of unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Clinics at the Downey Shelter, 11258 S. Garfield Ave., will be held from 8 a.m. to 3p.m. today; 3 to 7 p.m. June 7; 3 to 7 p.m. June 8; and 8a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10. For more information, call (562) 940-6898. Garden Thyme to meet at library WHITTIER – The It’s Garden Thyme Garden Club will be featured in the Lunch at the Library program from noon to 1 p.m. June 29 at the Whittier Library, 7344 Washington Ave. The program is free. For more information, call (562)464-3450. Learn to cook like the pros NORWALK – Cerritos College’s Community Education group will present a professional cooking class each Friday beginning June 16 at the Cerritos College Student Center cafeteria, 11110 Alondra Blvd. Chef Michael Pierini, award-winning program chair for the Cerritos culinary arts program, will lead the classes, each of which concentrate on a type of cuisine. All classes are hands-on and include a full meal. The first class, “Tuscan Spring Dining,” takes place from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16. The cost is $29 per class, plus a $25 materials fee. For more information or to register for classes, call (562) 467-5050, Ext. 2521 or visit www.cerritoscommunityed.com. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – A man was fatally shot early Saturday morning while standing with friends on the sidewalk of the 1200 block of Walnut Street. The suspect, a 20-year-old Latino male with a shaved head, white shirt and dark pants, fled on foot, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries. Pico City Council to meet Tuesday AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 PICO RIVERA – The next City Council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the City Hall council chambers, 6615 Passons Blvd. A crime report will be given by Capt. Michael Rothans of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. For more information, call (562) 942-2000. Opera concert set for June 17 LA MIRADA – A concert by members of the Los Angeles Opera will be performed at 2 p.m. June 17 at the La Mirada Library, 13800 La Mirada Blvd.