The teams played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday in Nelson with Riley Zondervan scoring the lone goal for Nelson.Kootenay South now advanced to the zone final against the East Kootenay winner Friday.The Kootenay zone is engulfed in playdowns for the upcoming Provincial B Cup. The girl’s tournaments, for ages U13 – U18, is set for July 7-10 in Penticton.The Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup goes July 7-10 in West Vancouver. Kootenay South outscored Nelson Selects 5-2 to capture the two-game West Kootenay U15 Girl’s Soccer series Wednesday at the Lakeside Pitch.The contest was the second in as many days for the two West Kootenay rivals.Kootenay South opened the two-game set Tuesday at Haley Park in Warfield with a 4-1 decision over Nelson.
JBBC Youth Boxing Tournament Caribbean Development featherweight boxing silver medallist Daniel Hilton will be the main attraction at the two-day Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) Youth Boxing Tournament, which is set to begin this Saturday at the Stanley Couch Gym in Kingston at 7 p.m. The 15-year-old was a member of Jamaica’s five-man team that won two gold, two silver and a bronze at the regional tournament only a couple weeks ago and he will be the most recognised boxer attending the event, following his recent exploits. However, another boxer to watch will be St Thomas’ Brandon Gordon. Seven teams are down to participate in the tournament, including defending champions St Thomas Gym, Stanley Couch Gym, Bruisin’ Gym, Seaview Gym, Sugar Knockout Gym, Punching-Tech Gym and Dynamic Trench Town Gym. These gyms will feature junior boxers aged between 14 and 17 years, and youth boxers between 18 and 19 years, battling for the top honours.
Mourners celebrating the home-going of Patrick W. Doe, Sr, Saturday, August 29 were told that while it is certain that “all of us will die, it is not certain the exact day we will die.” The funeral was held at the Congregation of God Church of the G. H. Memorial Chapel in Point 4, Bushrod Island, Monrovia.As a result, Rev. Patrick K. C. Appleton, Sr. told hundreds of family, friends and co-workers of the deceased to re-examine their relationship with God.On the theme: ‘The Uncertain Period of Life’ Rev. Appleton made reference to the apostle Paul’s letter to James (James 4:7-15) and encouraged the congregation not to make promises without reliance on God.He said the fall of man lacks the absolute future that creates doubt and as a result makes life uncertain, causing unwillingness and disbelief.“When we face certain fear it leads to life becoming unsuccessful which also leads to the unwillingness to believe,” Rev. Appleton said. He explained that death lives in all people because even drinking has the tendency of strangulation but at the same time life dwells in us. The natural end of life, he said, “as a result of the departure of the spirit is a process of change in the physical body until the resurrection of the mortal body.” He said at the time, others would be raised to the resurrection of life while others would be raised to the resurrection of contempt. Quoting Job 14:1-2 (Eccl. 9:8-9; 2 Cor. 5:10), Rev. Appleton told the mourners that life is in the midst of the uncertainty of death.He said “We are all pilgrims on earth and salvation depends on how prepared we are on the day of our appointment.”Rev. Appleton called on the family and friends to show humility in their dealings and be ready to examine their lives with God.Earlier, the Bureau of Immigration & Naturalization, (BIN), including the Class of ’98, Personnel Division, Border Patrol, Inspectorate, Supply Unit (ISU), and Re-entry Section paid their respective tributes to the memory of the late officer Patrick W. Doe, Sr.The remains of the deceased were interred in Brewerville, outside Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Education Minister Ansu-D. Sonii. The Minister of Education, Ansu D. Sonii has described as “unacceptable and frustrating,” the 651 students from 46 high schools, who failed all the nine subjects of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) administered by the Monrovia National office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for 2018/2019 academic year.Out of the 46 schools, Montserrado County leads with 11 schools, followed by Grand Gedeh and Nimba counties with seven and six government-owned and privately run schools.The WASSCE, which comprises nine subjects, was administered to 39,887 senior students between April and May 2019 at 237 centers nation-wide.Minister Sonii said that the mass failure of these students is “unacceptable, because they sat in class from 10th to 12th grades, yet were unable to pass at least a single subject.“Students from these schools not eligible to host any form of graduation/thanksgiving ceremony for academic year 2018/2019 as we urge them to place their students into the next private (re-sitters) examinations category. The ministry warns that any school violating this regulation will pay the fine of L$250,000 for each unauthorized student, who they would graduate. Notably, any student who failed WASSCE is not eligible to participate in graduation ceremony,” Sonii said at a news conference on Thursday, July 25, 2019.“Looking this statistic, we will soon begin reviewing school licenses and teaching staff qualifications to avoid such a scenario from repeating itself. As for the government schools, we are putting measures in place to avoid this national embarrassment,” Min. Sonii added.Meanwhile, he has said the current statistics of the result released points to a significant improvement in the results as compared to last academic year.“Matter of fact, the student who duxed the Mathematics score this year came from Liberia, while students from other countries performed miserably. Current results show that 27,251 students, making up 68.85 percent, passed at least one subject of the examinations, while 12,329 students, constituting 21.15 percent, failed. Also, 8,714 candidates’ results are being withheld for examination malpractices,” he said.Sonii said there was a jump in the total number of students, who passed with credits in five of the nine subjects, including Mathematics and English to 13 students, and 605 of the 651 schools recorded all candidates passing in at least one of the nine subjects.For this year’s WASSACE, 39,887 candidates registered from 651 schools, while only 39,580 candidates completed the examinations comprising 20,778 males and 18,802 females.Of the students who completed, 28,408 candidates represent 71.22 percent were private schools students and 11,479 representing 28.78 percent were public school students.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –
The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the shooting to death of 30-year-old Jason De Florimonte commenced on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Judy Latchman.Accused: Erwin BacchusThe PI saw two witnesses testifying on the first day.Christine Rambarran, the girlfriend of the murdered man, was the first to be called to the stand. Her testimony was led by Special Prosecutor Dexter Todd, who asked questions relating to what occurred on the night her boyfriend was shot and killed.However, the witness’s testimony was ripped apart by Defence Attorney Nigel Hughes after he questioned the truthfulness of it. Also taking the stand to testify against the accused was the cousin of the dead man, Michael Whitehead.The accused, businessman Erwin Bacchus, owner of Tourist Villa Hotel in Subryanville, Georgetown, is accused of murdering De Florimonte by shooting him multiple times on August 4, 2018 after he went in pursuit of his handyman, who had intervened in a domestic dispute outside the Tourist Villa Hotel.Bacchus previously had a charge of manslaughter upgraded to a murder charge. The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) will continue on October 12, 2018.
The Route 40 minibus conductor, Ashel Williams, who is accused of engaging in sexual penetration with a 14-year-old schoolgirl appeared on Monday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Judy Latchman, and was committed to stand trial in the High Court.The indictable charge against Williams detailed that on October 7, 2015, while in the vicinity of Plum Park, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, he raped the 14-year-old schoolgirl.The conductor is currently on $300,000 bail.Guyana Times previously reported that on October 7, 2015, the accused carried the teen to a house in Plum Park, and committed the act. The teen subsequently related to her parents what transpired, and a report was made to the Police.
…after robbing supermarket in BerbiceTwo persons are now in custody after armed bandits stormed a Corentyne supermarket around 20:00h on Saturday.One of the gunmen was caught after he was chased by victims of the robbery and he was revealed to be someone living next door to the supermarket at Number 68 Village. He was reportedly found with the businessman’s cellular phone in his pocket, as well as a bag containing the stolen cash.The robbers caught on cameraUp to press time, the gunman was said to be hospitalised in Berbice under Police guard after he reportedly broke his leg while trying to escape.The father of the detained suspect is also in custody after several pieces of camouflage clothing, similar to those worn by the bandits, were found in his house.At the time of the robbery, four persons were in the supermarket. According to the proprietor of the supermarket, Akash Persaud, about 20:00h on Saturday night, his school friend – who is now a police officer – was leaving the supermarket when five men appeared from the southern side of the building and one of them began firing shots in the air while ordering everyone to go into the building.Persaud said his Police friend, who was in plain clothes at the time, was hit by one of the gunmen. Persaud said he counted five bandits, all of whom were masked and armed with handguns.According to him, when he was taken inside, he realised that his mother had already vacated the cashier area and had exited the lower flat where the supermarket is. He further related that one of the bandits jumped into the cashier area and cut the cable leading to the Digital Video Recorder (DVR). “After that, we had no recording of anything.”He said one of the men fired a shot at the door leading to the upper flat where his mother, wife and six-month-old baby were.The 35-year-old businessman said his family secured themselves in the third bedroom in the upper flat of the building. Meanwhile, two of the intruders broke the door, went into the upper flat and broke into the first bedroom and opened a wardrobe.“They took out a bag and emptied the bag, but there was nothing (of value) in the bag.”He said the one who had gone to the cashier area took out the money from the register, along with a box containing change customers would leave behind that is used for charity. He then shouted to his accomplices upstairs. “‘We get enough! we get enough!’ after which they immediately ran downstairs and left. I keep peeping at them from a distance because, I wanted to see exactly how many of them were in the building. I counted five and after they left, I ran out immediately because I wanted to see which direction they were going to.”A cellular phone was also stolen from one of the customers and the Policeman was relieved of a gold chain and ring. The bandit who went into the cashier area took the businessman’s cellular phone.After the bandits fled the scene on foot, the businessman and the off-duty Police Officer left in the Policeman’s car in pursuit of the criminals who were seen entering the backlands. He said they went after them even though several gunshots were fired in their direction.“We had to turn around, because none of us were armed. But we were able to shine the light and see the last one; he tried to jump the drain to get to the ball field and his foot got stuck in the mud and broke. He started to say it wasn’t me that he heard gunshots and just ran. Well, my wife rang my phone because she wanted to know where I was and my phone rang in his pocket. I took the bag from him and it consists of all the cash which he took from the shop,” the businessman said.Guyana Times understands that it was close to $300,000 that the man had taken from the shop. The bandit was handed over to the Springlands Police before being taken to the Skeldon Hospital, where he was treated before being transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital, where he underwent immediate surgery.The bandit who was apprehended lives two houses away from the supermarket. According to Persaud, the suspected bandit who has a one-month-old baby had approached him a few weeks ago for baby food. “I told him to go and take what he wants, and whenever he get the money, he could pay me…,” the businessman said.He added that he counted about 16 gunshots that were fired in and around his supermarket. These are in addition to those that were fired at them next to the playground.This publication understands that in addition to the five persons who entered the building, there were two others who stayed a short distance away.Persaud has been operating the business for the past two years at that location. (Andrew Carmichael)
Although the tin did have a lid on, yesterday morning’s high winds blew it over and the cigarette burned for a couple hours before igniting. The fire started in the front of the townhouse and made its way into the siding of the building and eventually the attic, spreading to neighbouring homes.“With the high winds it fed the fire quite a bit,” explains Caughill. “It got up and then got into the siding and then took off from there.” No one was in the unit at the time, but a woman was home next door, who was alerted by another neighbour from the next row of townhouses. No injuries or loss of pets was reported.- Advertisement -To prevent other fires like this one, Caughill has a couple of recommendation for proper disposal of cigarettes. “Be very careful with how you discard your cigarettes, he warns. “We recommend that if you’re going to use coffee tins or things like that, that you discard of them regularly, daily, and that you have a little bit of water in there.”Advertisement He also recommends using a weighted object that won’t blow over in the wind, and using a fire proof lid on it. The tin in this case had months worth of cigarette butts in it, and did not have any water.Caughill also cautions not to put cigarettes out in planters, as they often use a composting soil that is flammable, unlike dirt.
Manchester City and Chelsea target Paul Pogba has not signed a pre-contract agreement with Barcelona, according to his agent.The former Manchester United academy starlet has grown into a world star at Juventus over the last two seasons and is a pivotal figure in the impressive-looking France team.Most major Champions League sides were interested in the powerful midfielder in the summer but Juve retained his services after picking up another Serie A title.Barca are under a transfer embargo until January but reports have emerged that a deal is already in place for Pogba to join the Catalan club as soon as the ban is lifted.“He stayed at Juve because his heart told him to, even though there were some big offers for him,” outspoken super-agent Mino Raiola told Radio Deejay.On whether there was a pre-agreement with Barca, Raiola said: “Absolutely not. Whoever wants to sign him has got to sit down with Juve and then we will see.“There were three or four clubs interested him in the summer, but he decided to stay at Juve and he is convinced he made the right choice.” 1 Juventus star Paul Pogba
Donegal doll-maker Arklu are celebrating having scooped the prestigious Scholastic gold star toy award for 2013 in the USA.And to mark the occasion, they are offering five Donegal Daily readers the chance to win a Pirate Queen Doll and Pirate Queen Accessory Set.The set will be the perfect Christmas present for children across the county. And the competition is absolutely free with no expensive phone or text lines to bother about.All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning simple email the name of your favourite Lottie doll to firstname.lastname@example.orgRemember to include your name, address and telephone number so you can be contacted.The full range of Lottie dolls are on sale in Mc Elhinneys store in Ballybofey, retailing at €19.99; accessory sets and outfits at €9.99. The editorial team at Scholastic Parent & Child reviewed thousands of products and sent finalist products out to readers to test at home with their children.The winning toys were selected based on the following criteria: innovative and cool; magnetic and engaging for the child; mind-expanding or educational; and an excellent value to the consumer.“We want to congratulate all of the winners of Scholastic Parent & Child magazine’s first-ever Gold Star Toy Awards,” said Jamie Engel, Publisher of Scholastic Parent & Child. “It can be difficult to stand out among so many toys on the market, but our editors and readers selected the best gifts that offer learning and fun at a great value.”About Scholastic Parent & Child®Scholastic Parent & Child is today’s leading parenting magazine for families with school aged children, reaching more than 7.3 million parents. Parent & Child covers families with children ages birth to 12, and one hundred percent of the editorial content is dedicated to helping parents guide their children through the early school years with joy and confidence, informing parents on topics that serve the entire family, including child development, well-being, health, activities, travel, fashion, and food. About Arklu’s Lottie dollsSince her launch in August 2012, Lottie dolls have become something of a global phenomenon securing the approval of industry experts (winning 17 awards in the US, UK and Canada including 3 prestigious Oppenheim Portfolio Platinum Awards ), child development experts, international press coverage and most importantly, positive feedback from the parents and children who love Lottie.WIN ONE OF FIVE FABULOUS LOTTIE DOLL SETS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: November 21st, 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:ARKLUfree competitionLottie dolls