NETBALL: NJ appoints head coach

first_imgNetball  Jamaica  (NJ) has appointed Jermaine  Allison-McCracken  of England as head coach of the Senior Sunshine Girls.     In a  release tonight NJ said Allison-McCracken would be in charge for a six-month probation period.     The new head coach has Jamaican parents and more than 40 years experience in the game as a player and coach.     According to the release, three persons responded to the newspaper  advertisement  for the position of  head coach and two  were  shortlisted  for  interview.   The  process  included  submission  of  video  footage  of  a coaching  session  conducted  by  each  candidate  and  interview  by  a  four- member  panel.     The release continued: “The Board, after deliberating concluded that both  candidates  had  strengths  and  weaknesses  and  recommended  that  both  work  as  co-coaches  for  a  period  of  4-6  weeks  with  a  view  to  making  a  final  decision  at  the  end  of  that period.  The  candidates were  contacted  and  one  refused  the  offer  while  the  other  accepted.  “The Board upon further review unanimously instructed the secretariat to offer Allison-McCracken the position with a six months period of probation.”    Coach  Allison-McCracken  holds  a  UK  Level  2 coaching  certificate. She  has  over  40  years  experience  as  a  player,  including  playing  goal shooter for England Juniors, Yorkshire and  Humberside  Regional Squad, Berkshire County and Oxfordshire County before moving to Scotland.last_img read more

After witnessing Fiba records, Sisters of Mary Boystown also get financial boost

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Aringo added that the event is in line with the vision of the founder of The Sister of Mary School Father Aloysius Philip Schwartz.“The wish of our founding father is for the students to always be active,” said Aringo in Filipino. “In fact, our father founder is also athletic, so he is also super active. He was very busy, but also active in sports.”“Our students, not only academically, but we want to develop them holistically so they need to be active every now and then. This is also for their team-building allowing them to play with each other and have fun.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments MANILA, Philippines—A charity organization in Cebu received a massive boost in support from Chooks-to-Go and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.The Sister of Mary School Boystown and Girlstown received a monthly P100,000 grant from Chooks-to-Go while also getting to experience three Fiba records during the Chooks-SBP 3X3 Basketball Festival.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Servant leader’ Jerrili Malabanan ready for her first year as captain for FEU SBP and Chooks made such an impact to the school that the officials decided to be host future 3×3 tournaments.“If it is really for the benefit of our students, why not?” said Girlstown’s Sister Eva Aringo, SM. “Our students are happy, and if our students learn many things from these kinds of events, why not continue? Our desire is to always make our students happy and satisfied.”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 ChrissBoystown and Girlstown were the hosts of the Chooks-SBP 3X3 Basketball Festival that saw 3,036 Fiba-sanctioned kids to play across 100 basketball courts.The festival allowed the SBP to accumulate points needed to get a slot in Fiba-sanctioned tournaments. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Fort St. John only behind Vancouver in average cost of rent, says CMHC report

first_img“In these areas, the impacts of low oil prices and related energy sector slowdowns may have had a greater impact on employment. As well, additional rental supply in several of these centres could also account for the rise in apartment vacancy rates.”As a whole, it appears B.C.’s vacancy rate, on average, was down to 1.2 per cent this year from 1.5 per cent last year. The report also states that vacancy rates in the province’s four largest centres, Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Victoria and Kelowna, (CMAs), declined to less than one per cent ‘as rental demand outpaced supply. ‘ FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A report released today from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation outlines where each part of the province ranks in vacancy rates, costs of rent, and other factors of the BC housing market for October 2015.According to that report, Fort St. John is the city with the second-highest average rent for apartments in B.C. — following Vancouver.Between October 2014 and 2015, the typical cost of rent here — with numbers averaged from bachelor, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom or more suites — jumped from $980 to $1,031 monthly. Rent in Vancouver went from $1,099 to $1,144 over the course of a year.- Advertisement -Fort St. John saw another big jump from a 2.5 per cent vacancy rate, to 12.1 per cent this year, and trails only a few percentage points behind the highest vacancy rate in all of B.C. — just across the Peace River.Dawson Creek has the highest apartment vacancy rate in all of B.C., at 14.6 per cent; compared to the lowest-ranking city, Squamish — with a 0.3 per cent rate– Dawson Creek’s rate was 5.3 per cent last year.While there may be a number of reasons the vacancy rate is so high, CMHA points to the economy of the oil patch effecting housing in Northern B.C.Advertisementlast_img read more

Loftus-Cheek treble fuels Chelsea past Bate Borisov

first_imgThe 22-year-old midfielder drilled in a low Davide Zappacosta cross as the Blues led after two minutes, and Loftus-Cheek doubled his tally when he hooked in from a corner.He completed his hat-trick with a side-footed effort from the edge of the area on 54 minutes, although BATE left with a consolation goal after an unmarked Aleksei Rios turned in from a late free-kick.“It feels really good,” Loftus Cheek told BT Sport after he became the first Chelsea player to score a hat-trick in Europe since Didier Drogba 12 years ago.“It’s up there, it’s my first hat-trick in a while, even since playing for the youth team. It feels nice.“Any player will tell you it’s nice to score a hat-trick and it feels good, I’ll get the ball signed and put in a glass box. Hopefully there are many more to come.”Three wins from three in Group L have Chelsea poised to reach the last 32 of the competition, with Unai Emery’s Arsenal set to join them following a 1-0 victory in Portugal.-Olympiakos winOlympiakos beat Dudelange of Luxembourg 2-0 in the group’s other fixture, while there was more misery for Brendan Rodgers and Scottish champions Celtic in Germany.Brazilian striker Matheus Cunha and Portugal winger Bruma, who scored against Scotland in a friendly this month, were both on target in the first half as RB Leipzig won 2-0.Salzburg picked up a third successive victory to stay top of Group B as Munas Dabbur netted twice in a 3-0 defeat of bottom side Rosenborg.Steven Gerrard’s Rangers remain unbeaten in Group G but were left frustrated after a 0-0 draw against an understrength Spartak Moscow, who left a number of first-choice players behind in Russia.“We are making huge strides from where we were,” said Gerrard.“We came close but it wasn’t to be. It could be a valuable point at the end of the day.“It shows just how far we’ve come when we are disappointed to take a point off a Champions League team.”Rangers are level on five points with Villarreal at the top after the Spaniards hammered Rapid Vienna 5-0.Last season’s runners-up Marseille are in danger of an early exit after losing 3-1 at home to Lazio, while five-time champions Sevilla thrashed Turkish club Akhisar 6-0.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ruben Loftus-Cheek gave manager Maurizio Sarri a reminder of his ability with a hat-trick against BATE © AFP / Glyn KIRKPARIS, France, Oct 26 – Ruben Loftus-Cheek capitalised on a rare start for Chelsea by scoring a hat-trick in Thursday’s 3-1 Europa League victory over BATE of Belarus, while Arsenal extended their winning run to 11 games away to Sporting Lisbon.Loftus-Cheek, part of England’s World Cup squad in Russia, started for just the second time this season under Maurizio Sarri and struck twice inside the opening eight minutes as Chelsea dominated at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

Striking writers to be joined by other unions

first_imgStriking Writers Guild of America members are expected to be joined today by members of other unions in a march and rally intended to show labor strength and solidarity. Members of the Service Employees International Union, California Nurses Association and the Teamsters will participate in the “Solidarity with Writers” event, which will consist of a rally followed by a march on Hollywood Boulevard, according to the WGA. Scheduled speakers include “Grey’s Anatomy” actress Sandra Oh and Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti. Members of the Screen Actors Guild, television production assistants, disabled writers, members of other unions and more than 100 members of the SAG/AFTRA/EQUITY Performers with Disabilities Committee joined striking members of the Writers Guild of America, West, in walking picket lines yesterday. The strike has forced late night talk shows into reruns and halted production of many scripted primetime series. “I’m an actor, I’m a … father, a husband. I’m a lot of things, but I also am a man with a disability,” SAG member Robert David Hall told ABC7. “And there are very, very few people with disabilities actually working in Hollywood, so one of the things I care deeply about is seeing performers with disabilities get auditions. You know, nobody wants a handout, you just want a chance to work. And without writers working, we’re not gonna work.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “The writers deserve our support and encouragement as we continue to work together towards improved inclusion of people with disabilities in the industry,” said Danny Murphy, national vice chair of the Screen Actors Guild’s People with Disabilities Committee. Later yesterday, organizers said that more than 250 assistants and “below-the-line” employees, many of whom have been laid off, joined striking writers on the picket line at 20th Century Fox Studies in Century City. “This was a chance for us to show the writers we support them,” said organizer Andrew Goldberg, who was laid off Nov. 7 from his job as an assistant to producer Seth MacFarlane for Fox Broadcasting’s primetime animated comedy “Family Guy.” The Writers Guild of America began its strike Nov. 5 against the movie studios and television networks in a dispute over residual payments from shows distributed over the Internet and other new media. There have been no negotiations since the strike began. However, both sides announced Friday that talks will resume next Monday. last_img read more

Aston Villa to offer Jack Grealish new contract after rejecting Tottenham bids

first_imgLatest reports claim the Premier League outfit have tabled a fresh offer of £30million for the midfielder.But, it is understood Villa are ready to convince Grealish to stay by handing him an improved contract to reflect his importance to the club.Grealish has two years left on his current deal but a new contract is expected to be wrapped up in the next few weeks.The youngster is said to be keen on moving to Champions League-competing Tottenham, and is unhappy that Villa have put the brakes on his dream transfer.However, it is claimed the hometown hero will not rock the boat at Villa Park and will not demand to leave, despite his desire to join the Premier League side. Aston Villa are set to offer Jack Grealish a new and improved contract as they look to keep him out of the clutches of Tottenham Hotspur.The Championship club are said to be confident of keeping the 22-year-old at Villa Park this season, having rejected a number of bids from Spurs. 1last_img read more


first_imgWE’RE mostly Christians in this part of the world.But we thought we’d share a Christmas greeting from Tir Chonaill AC’s Eamon Harvey.It’s a comment from the Dalai Lama. And it’s pretty good. A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE DALAI LAMA (VIA EAMON HARVEY) was last modified: December 24th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

Rowing Opens Fall Season at Head of the Des Moines Regatta

first_imgFollowing the Head of the Des Moines, Drake will compete at the Head of the Mississippi on Oct. 7 in Minneapolis, Minn. and the Head of the Rock on Oct. 8 in Rockford, Ill. The Head of the Des Moines is back this fall after being cancelled in 2016 due to high water levels on the river. This year, Drake will have boats compete in five different races that will feature a mix of area club and collegiate teams.   The boathouse is named in honor of Lois Bright, the late founder and president of the H. Dale and Lois Bright Foundation and Dr. P. Sue Beckwith. The state-of-the-art Bright-Beckwith Boathouse provides Drake rowing and the Greater Des Moines rowing community with the proper environment to safely and efficiently hone their craft. It features three bays for boat and equipment storage, as well as a dedicated locker room and team room for the Drake rowing program. The heated indoor space will allow the team to practice when water and weather conditions prevent outdoor training. “We are excited to have our new home where the regatta takes place and will be great to feel a big part of this event,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “To host the open house as well is the biggest excitement along with it being our first race of the year. It’s always fun to get a taste of competition, get out on the water against other teams and learn who we are as competitors. We have had lots of really solid practices and now is time to take it to race day. We always want our boats to come off the water and feel like they had fun, competed hard and learned things to take to future racing.”center_img Head of the Des Moines Schedule for Drake8:30 a.m. – Women’s Club 2×10:05 a.m. – Novice 4+10:25 a.m. – Varsity 8+1:05 p.m. – Varsity 4+2:05 p.m. – Novice 8+ Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University rowing team opens its fall season at the Head of the Des Moines Regatta on Saturday morning. The Head of the Des Moines will be contested on a 5,000-meter course on the Des Moines River. Boats will start at the Botanical Center and end at Prospect Park near the Bulldogs’ new facility, the Bright-Beckwith Boathouse. The event on Saturday gives the program an opportunity to host an open house of its new home that will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon.last_img read more

Support schemes available to help Donegal parents with childcare costs

first_imgParents across the county who are struggling with childcare costs could be eligible for a reduction if they qualify for support schemes.The Donegal County Childcare Committee are encouraging parents in receipt of certain benefits or participating in a training or employment scheme to find out if they could benefit from either the Community Childcare Subvention programme (CCS) or the Training Employment Childcare programme (TEC). Am I eligible? Those in receipt of or taking part in the following schemes could be eligible:Social Welfare payment (e.g. back to education allowance/family income supplement, etc.)Medical Card or GP visit cardCommunity Employment (CE) schemeETB/SOLAS training programmeA full list of eligibility requirements are available on the DCCC website: A Parent’s Guide to the National Funding Programmes 2015-2016.Alternatively, parents can contact DCCC on 074 91 23442 and discuss their circumstances with a member of the team, who will advise on the programme most suitable to their needs.How do I apply? Parents can apply for the support schemes directly with their early childhood service. A full list of early childhood services is available from DCCC here: Childcare in Your Area.How much discount will I get?The discount available depends on the scheme parents may be eligible for and their personal circumstances. In some cases, parents may receive a 100% subsidy on their childcare costs from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.Contact or call DCCC on 0749123442 for more information.Support schemes available to help Donegal parents with childcare costs was last modified: October 5th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Darwinists Unhappy About Trump Fetal-Tissue Ban

first_img(Visited 483 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Darwinism cheapens human life. Here’s a huge societal debate about the consequences.The Trump administration has launched a “sweeping review” of fetal tissue use, reports Nature. It cancelled a contract between the government and a fetal tissue lab, and will review all forthcoming requests by scientists to engage in fetal tissue research.Pro-life leaders are exhilarated. It’s about time, they think, three years after the Center for Medical Progress shocked the public with undercover videos of Planned Parenthood showing blatant disregard for human life and for U.S. law, treating baby body parts like junk for sale. In David Daleiden’s speech at the Values Voter Summit 2018, he shares some of the videos and describes California’s attacks on CMP, where a pro-abortion judge is still refusing to allow many more hours of video to be released for viewing by the public (WND). The videos showed that Planned Parenthood’s top officials had even approved the manipulation of abortion procedures so that ‘scientists’ could get the choice cuts undamaged. Nature is unhappy – not with Planned Parenthood, but with the Trump administration! The article begins with straightforward journalistic reporting, but ends with its customary anti-conservative subtext.The US government has cancelled its US$15,900 contract with a company that supplies fetal tissue to researchers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees the FDA, is reviewing “all research involving fetal tissue” and “all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue”, it said on 24 September.After complaining that the federal government did not make it clear “why” they were doing this (as if that needed any explanation), reporter Sara Reardon worried about all the science that will suffer.Larry Goldstein, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego, says that it’s hard to know why the FDA decided to cancel the contract. “I think the question is whether there’s an attempt to politicize this or whether we can keep to straight scientific and medical merit,” he says. “We support reasonable, non-politically motivated regulation.” But he is concerned that a ban or heavy restrictions on federally funded experiments with fetal-tissue could harm research, particularly on fetal development, organ regeneration and determining whether tissue created from stem cells recapitulates the real thing. Studies of fetal tissue “really can’t be replaced with animal research”, he says.Hard to know why? Politicizing? Reasonable? These statements in light of the CMP videos sound horrifyingly callous, blind and hypocritical. Reardon ends with pragmatic arguments. Why not use fetal tissue? she asks. It’s destined for the trash can anyway.Goldstein adds that the fetal tissue used in research is material that would otherwise be discarded. “Scientists are simply asking, if you’re going to throw the tissue away anyway, can you at least donate it to important medical research?” Renate Myles, a spokeswoman for the National Institutes of Health, an agency that sits within the HHS, says that it does not have any standing contracts with any providers of human fetal tissue. “We agree that it is important that research involving human fetal tissue should be consistent with the statutes and regulation governing such research, and reminded NIH-funded institutions that awards are conditioned upon compliance of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations,” she says.Under Goldstein’s argument, scientists should have access to anything that “would otherwise be discarded.” Would that include all people who die? Some people will their bodies to science, but others want their relatives to give them an honorable burial. Would Nature‘s rule include all victims of capital punishment? How about those put in prison without the possibility of parole? Would it include the brain dead? What qualifies as research, anyway?Reardon also sidesteps the slippery-slope argument that such practices could lead to human cloning and human-animal chimeras (see Evolution News update by Wesley J. Smith).J. Beverly GreeneDefenders of fetal-tissue research argue for life-saving treatments that would cease if it were abandoned, but why should that be the only criterion? One life was already sacrificed for ‘science’—the baby. What if researchers found other ways to justify use of fetal tissue, to promote “mental health” or convenience for the living? (Notice that convenience is already some women’s justification for abortion.) What if fetal tissue could be made into baby bottles or toys for those children lucky enough to be born? Why not make it into baby food? Horrifying thoughts, but where does pragmatism end, if human life is not exceptional and worthy of exceptional respect?Goldstein, Reardon, and the editors of Nature completely overlook the fact that fetal tissue research creates a market for abortion. Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers can use “research” as a talking point to reluctant mothers to ensure them they are killing their baby for a good cause. CMP’s videos showed clearly that the sale of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood devalued human life by fostering a callous attitude by abortion providers and their buyers, the “researchers.” Calvaria (baby heads) became a commodity, which according to one Planned Parenthood official, could help her buy a Lamborghini. Can you imagine the horrors that could arise from this strictly pragmatic argument? Scientists could stand below a suicide victim on a bridge, calling, “Jump! I can use your body for research!” Dictators who commit genocide could justify mass murder by sending all their victims to science labs. All for a good cause. It’s tissue that otherwise would be discarded anyway, right? That’s how the Nazi scientists reasoned. Would Nature want to create new markets for genocide? Some discarded human tissue can be ethically donated to science, because no human soul is involved. Cancer patients give their biopsies to labs to help find cures. People donate organs, like kidneys, sometimes while still living. Women will grow long hair, cut it, and donate it to make wigs for cancer patients. No bioethicist has a moral objection to harvesting adult stem cells, or making induced stem cells from skin. We all lose tissue every day in the form of skin cells that flake off. These tissues all have the full DNA code. A “fetus” (unborn human), though, is on the developmental path to become a human being, and if left on the natural program, would become a full human being with all the rights and privileges that come with that status. A “fetus” will go all the way to birth unless another person decides to kill it. Additionally, the natural human behavior for parents is to nourish and cherish their children. Survivors of botched abortions have shown how valuable their lives are as unique individuals deserving the right to live.As we have shown repeatedly, Big Science encourages unrestricted abortion and other leftist causes because its Darwinian worldview devalues human life (6 Feb 2017, 4 Feb 2018). To an evolutionist, we humans arose by chance, and have no accountability to a Creator. Life is just material substance. Nobody cares that we got here, and nobody cares when we die. We can set our own moral standards. Tell them, “OK, then we might as well cut up your body for science right now.” Can you imagine the righteous indignation in response? If they complain they should have a choice in the matter, remind them that aborted babies had no choice in the matter. The more they complain it would be immoral, the more they dig themselves deeper in the quicksand on which they stand. Faced with the consequences of their worldview, the pro-abortion scientists would not be able to stop their inner conscience from falsifying their belief that they are “just lumps of tissue.”last_img read more