Simone4children Foundation needs base

first_imgJAMAICA’S former Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star, Simone Edwards, says the future of her Simone4Children Foun-dation’s homework programme and study centre, based in Hermitage, August Town, currently hangs in the balance.The centre, which opened in 2010 and offered homework programmes to inner-city children, along with a host of other community activities, was vandalised by criminal elements and is presently not in use.However, the Escarpment Road Church saw the Foun-dation’s plight, and the pastor – at the time – gave the former national player and coach his blessings to continue the programme at the place of worship.However, a change of pastor at the church recently has seen a new plan and Edwards’ search for a new base for the programme.”In Hermitage, I got a building put up there for the homework programme. It was running and everyone was working. It’s a place where we had our homework programme, fed families, gave back-to-school supplies, tried to create scholarships and focused on self-esteem building. But what we do is mostly focus on education, but now it (building) is damaged,” said Edwards.”Last year, I went down there, and some of the bad men broke the lock off the door, stole furniture, the stove and damaged the windows. The homework programme is continuing in the church, but the last I heard is that the new pastor wanted it off the property,” she told The Gleaner.Edwards, who described cutting the ribbons to open the study centre as ‘one of the proudest moments in my life’, said since the migration of the programme’s overseer, Dean Rhoden, a few years ago, things just went downhill.PARKING LOTShe revealed that the reason for their eviction is related to plans to convert the building which housed the study centre into a parking lot, but admitted she is still seeking a meeting with the pastor.”I am hoping they have a change of heart, so we are waiting to see if they are really going to do that. I don’t know where else to move it to, as the pastor before told us it was OK for it to be there,” Edwards lamented.”But I haven’t spoken to anybody as yet, so I don’t know what we are going to do. I was trying to have a meeting with the pastor. So I am going to see the pastor, but if he tells me I have to move, then I will try to find a good place to do my programme and have it permanent instead of running up and down,” she insisted, noting that the original building would be ideal.”I like where it is because it’s easier access. At the top (of community) was convenient, so I guess I will have to talk to the people in the community to get guarantees that no one can touch it,” she added.The Simone4children Foun-dation was formed in 2006 to assist the less fortunate, build worthwhile citizens and help others achieve their goals. Her Foundation established the computerised study centre in December 2010. It held treats, fed hundreds of persons and gave gifts to children.She also copped the 2010 AD Astra Award, delivered by the Immaculate Conception High School’s New York Chapter to Jamaicans who have excelled in their field over a period of time.last_img read more

Brilliant Lewis too much for Scorpions

first_imgSCARBOROUGH, Tobago (CMC):Left-hander Evin Lewis struck his maiden regional one-day hundred as Trinidad and Tobago Red Force put themselves on the verge of a semi-final spot with a dominant seven-wicket win over Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional Super50 here yesterday.Playing at Shaw Park, Red Force restricted Scorpions to 176 all out off 49.4 overs and then easily chased down their target off 38.5 overs, with Lewis carving out 102 before retiring hurt.He posted an entertaining 148 for the first wicket with Barbadian Kyle Hope, who made 43, a partnership that killed off the game as a contest and negated any ideas Scorpions had of making a comeback.Lewis faced 102 deliveries and smashed eight fours and six sixes, while the right-handed Hope supported in a knock that came from 82 deliveries and included three fours.Antiguan Devon Thomas had earlier top-scored with 70, while Brandon King got 32 as Scorpions rallied to their eventual score after slumping to 41 for four in the 19th over.Jon Ros Jagessar hurt the innings with a spell of four for 32, while fellow off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine claimed three for 34.The victory ensured Red Force remained unbeaten and it stretched their lead at the top of Group A, where they sit with 17 points.Scorpions remained second on 10 points, with third-placed Barbados Pride poised to narrow the gap, once they beat ICC Americas in the other Group A encounter, which ended last night.SCOREBOARDSCORPIONS*J Campbell c Lewis b Deonarine 17J Harrison b Emrit 6J Blackwood c Lewis b Deonarine 10A McCarthy c Richards b Deonarine 6D Thomas run out 70B King c Y Ottley b Hosein 32+A Thomas c Hope b Jagessar 14S Cottrell not out 13N Miller c Hope b J Jagessar 0D Jacobs st Katwaroo b Jagessar 3N Gordon st Katwaroo b Jagessar 3Extras (w2) 2TOTAL (all out, 49.4 overs) 176Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-29, 3-34, 4-41, 5-85, 6-150, 7-158, 8-160, 9-166, 10-176.Bowling: Emrit 10-1-37-1, Jagessar 8.4-0-32-4 (w2), Deonarine 10-0-34-3, Hosein 7-2-31-1, Y Ottley 8-0-26-0.RED FORCEE Lewis ret. hurt 102K Hope c Jacobs b McCarthy 43K Ottley c Thomas b Jacobs 4*J Mohammed lbw b McCarthy 3N Deonarine not out 8Y Ottley not out 10Extras (b2, lb2, w3) 7TOTAL (3 wkts, 38.5 overs) 177Did not bat: R Emrit, A Hosein, +S Katwaroo, J Jagessar, Imran Khan.Fall of wickets: 1-156, 2-166, 3-166.Bowling: Cottrell 5-1-22-0 (w1), Gordon 1-0-8-0 (w1), Miller 6-0-44-0 (w1), Campbell 10-1-40-0, Jacobs 10-1-40-1, McCarthy 6.5-1-19-2.Result: Red Force won seven wickets.Points: Red Force 5, Scorpions 0.Man-of-the-Match: Evin Lewis.Toss: Scorpions.Umpires: L Reifer, N Shivsankar.last_img read more

Simeone focused on Atletico Madrid

first_imgAtletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone says he is determined to lift the club out of its current slump, adding that he has no thoughts about leaving the Calderon. Simeone has lifted Atleti into regular title contenders over the past few seasons but the club has suffered a terrible start to the campaign. However, the Argentinean tactician is not considering stepping down in light of their struggles. Atleti are currently lying in sixth place in the La Liga points table after picking up just seven victories from their opening 15 matches. That form has seen speculation over Simeone’s future grow, especially considering his public flirting with his old club, Inter Milan, and with Arsenal reportedly paying close attention to his situation in Spain. “I have a contract, and my hope is to do the best for the team and the club,” Simeone told reporters. “It seems like we always have to say beautiful things like ‘I want to stay here’, but I’ve lived match to match since five years ago. I care about the present, the moment.” Simeone is not concerned, however, despite being on a winless run of three in all competitions – Atleti’s longest such streak this season. “I’m not worried,” he added. “Worried is not the word. “The word is busy; busy for the team to respond and have the form that we haven’t this season.”last_img read more

Ex-pros power Manila, Pampanga

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Dizon guns for karting sweep Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Parks submitted a double-double effort of 15 points and 11 rebounds, but couldn’t save the El Tigre (6-4).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In another North division battle, Pampanga leaned on Baloria’s explosion to hack out a thrilling 97-94 win over Quezon City Capitals.Baloria, who set the league record of 36 points in a loss to Imus two weeks ago, pumped in 35 points to carry the Lanterns to their fourth win in six games.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 ChrissAllen Enriquez and Marlon Gomez also dished out solid performances for the Lanterns, adding 21 and 11 points, respectively.The Stars turned an expected close contest into a rout in the second half as they opened the third with a 13-0 run. The El Tigre went eight minutes without a field goal, allowing the Stars to pull away for good. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Former pros Reil Cervantes and Juneric Baloria delivered stellar performances as Manila and Pampanga fashioned out contrasting wins in the MPBL Datu Cup at San Andres Gym in Manila.Cervantes fired 25 points as the Stars overwhelmed a Mandaluyong team led by two-time Asean Basketball League Most Valuable Player Ray Parks, 92-73, to firm up their hold of third spot in the North division.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 MOST READlast_img read more

Asian Para Games: Gawilan clinches second silver medal for PH

first_imgCarpio 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 LATEST STORIES Elite squad Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img MOST READ View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown READ: Ernie Gawilan wins Philippines’ first-ever gold in Asian Para GamesThe 27-year-old Gawilan, who hails from Paquibato, Davao City, won the historic gold medal for the Philippines on Sunday after ruling the men’s 200m individual medley SM7 event. He also won a silver medal in the men’s 50m freestyle S7.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 ChrissWei Soong Toh of Singapore beat Gawilan again for the gold while Donggu Lee of Korea nabbed the bronze.Meanwhile, Gary Bejino got another third-place finish, this time in the men’s 100M freestyle S6, for his second bronze medal won his second bronze of the competition. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – Philippines’ Ernie Gawilan (R) at the start of Heat 2 of the Men’s 100m Freestyle – S8 at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium during the Paralympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 11, 2016. Photo by Simon Bruty for OIS/IOC via AFP. / AFP PHOTO / OIS/IOC / Simon Bruty for OIS/IOCSwimmer Ernie Gawilan continued to reap medals for the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia.Gawilan on Tuesday night added a silver medal to his growing collection after clocking 1:6.74 seconds in the men’s 100M freestyle S7 event in para swimming.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

City to launch Toys for Tickets campaign on December 1

first_imgThe City of Fort St. John is launching Toys for Tickets on December 1, which will run until noon of December 17.Drivers can give a new, packaged and unwrapped toy/gift card/cash donation in lieu of paying a traffic violation ticket. Toys received are donated to the Salvation Army for distribution to the less fortunate in the community.The tickets returned can’t be older than September 1 of this year.- Advertisement -The City says this date was chosen to avoid conflict with tickets that are currently in or being placed into collections.Bylaw Enforcement will attach a sticker to meter violation tickets for the duration of Toys for Tickets.Launched in 2005, the City says the program has received ‘tremendous’ support in it’s 10 years of operation.Advertisementlast_img

Precipitation levels continue to remain low in the Peace

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Well another cold low has quickly come and gone through the Peace Region, resulting in an almost wintry like Mother’s Day, but doing very little, to ward off long range drought driven concerns.While it assisted firefighters in addressing the current wildfire challenges, north of city, it did not produce the 10 to 15 millimeters of precipitation, which some of last week’s national weather forecasts were predicting, proving once again the merit of a long respected forecaster’s adage.- Advertisement -That’s Environment Canada’s Lisa Caldwell who on Friday opted for a more modest forecast.It turns out she did error on the side of caution as the airport weather station posted 0.2 centimeters of snow, but 8.6 millimeters of rain, and the month-to-date precipitation total went to 9.1 millimeters, as 0.3 millimeters of rain were also recorded on Saturday.That total represents nearly a quarter of the May average, of 37.9 millimeters, but problem is the seven day forecast is predicting it won’t change through next Sunday, and it marks nearly the halfway point of the month.So all signs at the moment point to this very likely being the eleventh month out of the last thirteen with below average precipitation, but as Lisa has also reminded us, in this area, even the end of May, does not signal the end of the period, for a slow moving, game changing, moisture laden, cold low.Advertisement Just how common, is illustrated by the fact, that in the past 13 years, the local airport station has posted six different single day precipitation totals in June, of 30 millimeters or more, topped by 57 on the 25th of the month, in 2011.Now to illustrate what a relief one of those June days could be, if it occurred next month, as things now stand March is the only one of the last seven months, in which a total of 25 millimeters or more has been recorded.  To find a day when the airport station posted at least ten millimeters of precipitation you have to go all the way back to 10.6 on the 12th of last September.last_img read more

Fan suspected of urinating in goalie’s bottle is arrested

first_img0Shares0000It is unclear whether QPR’s goalkeeper, Alex Smithies, drank from the bottle. PHOTO/MetroLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 21- A Middlesbrough fan who allegedly urinated in the opposition goalkeeper’s water bottle during an English championship game has been arrested and faces a ban from watching his team, British police said.Video shared on social media shows a man reseal a water bottle and throw it onto the pitch behind the Queens Park Rangers goal at their Loftus Road ground in London during Boro’s 3-0 win on Saturday. Fans talking about the incident on a forum indicated the bottle may have been taken earlier by a pitch invader.It is unclear whether QPR’s goalkeeper, Alex Smithies, drank from the bottle.The dedicated football officer for Cleveland Police, whose territory  includes Middlesbrough, said on Twitter: “I’ve been asked by a few followers and can confirm the so called @Boro fan who urinated in the @QPRFC goalie bottle was arrested by colleagues from @MPSFootballUnit“Disgusting act and I will do all I can to remove him from attending Boro games again.”London’s Metropolitan Police said a man was charged with throwing an item onto the pitch and will appear in court.The force’s football unit tweeted: “After an investigation @MPSFootballUnit can confirm that the male arrested at the @QPRFC v @Boro game yesterday has been charged with throwing an item on to the pitch.“The male has been bailed and will appear at court next month.”Last month, a Sunderland fan was ejected from the Stadium of Light after he was thought to have defecated on his seat, although police later said he was merely drunk.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Hall of shame

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Apparently child services is no longer failing thousands of kids and families throughout the county. Who knew? No, the county supervisors and their faithful bureaucrats don’t need posh new digs. They need a reality check. On Tuesday, the supes approved a $200,000 study to examine the various options for what form their reconstructed HQ would take. The options range from an overhaul of the existing structure to what seems to be the inevitable option: a new building at the site of a parking lot slated for construction as part of the $1.8 billion Grand Avenue Project – itself something that should go on the back burner for a long time. The county’s study seems like little more than a way for the supes to pretend they are really considering all the options. In actuality, they have long been committed to making their monument to themselves part of the Grand Avenue Project’s monument to municipal egos. You would think Los Angeles County doesn’t have a problem in the world, seeing how its supervisors giddily plan to spend upward of $200 million on swank new downtown headquarters for themselves. Apparently the county health system – which has long been bleeding cash and closing down care centers – has miraculously recovered. Apparently the Sheriff’s Department has been able to find those desperately needed 1,000 deputies to complete its force. Apparently the overcrowded jails have stopped granting criminals an early release due to a lack of space. Projected price – $221 million, although only a fool would believe a government project would actually come in at budget. Bottom line: We’re looking at a project that could easily end up costing more than a quarter of a billion dollars, and for what? The Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, built in 1960, may not be the most charming structure ever erected, but it’s safe and adequate. But safe and adequate aren’t good enough for politicians who demand creature comforts unavailable to most taxpayers and want their buildings to look the way they imagine themselves to be – glitzy, glamorous and gorgeous. The Hahn Building is “outmoded” and “inefficient,” according to the county’s Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen. That might very well be true, but then, so is our system of roads, freeways and transit. And we’ll go out on a limb to suggest that most residents of L.A. County would rather have a modern and efficient transportation system than a modern and efficient county office building. They certainly would rather have supervisors who care about improving the quality of life for all county residents, not just themselves. Instead of wasting $200,000 studying construction options, the supes should spend some time studying the real – and long ignored – problems of Los Angeles County.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

LARGE CROWDS EXPECTED AT GLENSWILLY 5K TONIGHT

first_imgThe Glenswilly 5K takes place tonight.The Glenswilly 5K takes place this evening and the message is to get along early.The event starts at 7.30pm, but with a large crowd expected, people are being encouraged to register at the GAA clubhouse from 6pm onwards.The 5K is run on an easy and almost flat course, is one of the most enjoyable on the 5k circuit.And what better way to end a nice 5k than with the Glenswilly hospitality.Organisers are busy calling on the baking troops who have really surpassed themselves this year with their home-cooking!Entry to the event costs €8 for adults, €2 for those under 18 and €20 for a family.All runners and walkers will receive chipped times.Chairman Peter McConnell said he is hoping for a great turn-out.“A lot of work has gone into the event and hopefully the weather will hold out now. “Everyone is welcome out to the Glen for what promises to be a great evening,” he said.LARGE CROWDS EXPECTED AT GLENSWILLY 5K TONIGHT was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 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:Glenswilly 5Klast_img read more