31 Aug 2012 England’s Trish Wilson to chair LGU England’s Trish Wilson will take over as chairman of the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) at the annual general meeting on 23 February 2013 in Dublin. Trish, from Chelmsford in Essex, was previously chairman in 2008, and was instrumental in initiating the modernisation of the organisation, which is the encompassing body for ladies’ amateur golf in Great Britain & Ireland. Part of that project saw the role of chairman being redefined, and the term of office being extended from one to three years. Trish is a past LGU councillor, English selector, and captain of both club and county. She is also a highly experienced rules official having refereed at events including The Open Championship, the Ricoh Women’s British Open, the US Women’s Open and this year’s Curtis Cup match at Nairn in Scotland. She is currently the LGU’s representative on the R&A’s Rules of Golf Committee. Trish brings a quiet determination to protecting the legacy of the LGU, promoting the game and further developing the organisation as a strong voice for ladies’ golf. She said: “The LGU is world renowned for the high standard of the championships and international matches it hosts, and the focus has to be on continuing to develop and improve our events, both on and off the golf course. The GB&I victory in this year’s Curtis Cup at Nairn gave ladies’ golf a huge boost and I would hope the LGU can capitalise on this to promote the game to new participants and supporters. “The LGU has a major role to play in encouraging golf at all levels and working in collaboration with other organisations, both in golf and outwith the sport, in the best interests of the game. The world of golf is constantly changing, and the aim will be to keep on top of these changes and make the best of the opportunities arising from them as the LGU works towards its stated goal of becoming financially self-sufficient. The LGU has also announced that Tegwen Matthews of Wales, who steered the GB&I Curtis Cup team to victory in June, will again be captain for the 2014 match in the USA. She will also be captain for the 2013 Vagliano Trophy match against Europe in France. Scotland’s Elaine Farquharson-Black will captain the Junior Vagliano team, which is played simultaneously.
RED BANK – Councilwoman Kathleen Horgan and Red Bank Community Garden Committee Chairperson Liz Seydell have announced that the community garden on Marion Street will soon be ready to lease plots for the 2013 growing season.Applications for Red Bank residents to lease plots in the new Red Bank Community Garden will be available online on Jan. 15 on the borough’s website at www.redbanknj.org under the Parks and Recreation Department forms link. Forms also may be obtained in person at the Parks and Recreation Department office on the second floor of the Red Bank Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth St.Completed applications from Red Bank residents will be accepted beginning Feb. 15, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The fee to lease a plot for one growing season is $25 and must accompany the application. Multiple sizes are available. Plot sponsorships are also available.The Community Garden Committee has been working hard to secure donations and has received a $1,000 grant from the Garden Club of New Jersey’s Community Gardens Committee. The money comes from a Specialty Crop Block Grant awarded to this committee by the state Department of Agriculture and will be presented on Feb. 17 at the New Jersey Flower and Garden Show at Raritan Center in Edison. The borough garden was able to qualify for the grant through the sponsorship of the Navesink Garden Club of Red Bank.The committee also wants to thank Builders General in Little Silver for its commitment to donate fencing materials and Rysers Landscaping in Little Silver for its donation of topsoil.
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kung Fu tells UST Tigresses to fight for school pride The former Arellano University star hardly missed, going 10-of-13 from the field while also tallying five rebounds, three assists and two steals.Sangalang, meanwhile, scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half, including 10 in the final frame.Rome dela Rosa added 17 points and seven rebounds while Rafi Reavis made his presence felt on the defensive end, finishing with 10 rebounds and one block.Reavis scored his only basket with under a minute left when he followed up his own miss to give Magnolia a 104-95 cushion.Rookie Kiefer Ravena scored 20 points but had an inefficient night, missing 10 of his 16 attempts from the field and five out of his 12 free throws. He also committed five turnovers and was a minus-17.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES RELATED VIDEO 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “Again, it’s all about the team effort and sustaining the aggressiveness and intensity. We want to carry this momentum in Game 3,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero.“I’m thankful because our guards and big men stepped up especially Rafi (Reavis) and Ian. We’re undermanned but we managed to dig deep,” Victolero added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Hotshots played minus forward Marc Pingris and guard Justin Melton for the second straight game. Pingris is expected to miss at least six months due to an ACL injury while Melton, who suffered a strained hamstring in Game 1, is listed as day-to-day.It was next man up for shorthanded Magnolia and Jalalon rose to the occasion, setting the tone with eight of his game-high 25 points coming in the first quarter. MOST READ PBA IMAGESMagnolia drew big games from Jio Jalalon and Ian Sangalang to top NLEX, 106-99, and gain a 2-1 edge in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Jalalon and Sangalang combined for 49 points for the Hotshots, who will shoot for a 3-1 lead on Friday night at Mall of Asia.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments
The Rt. Rev. J. Adolphus During, Senior Pastor and co-founder of the Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ and Chief of Protocol, Republic of Liberia, died at around 7 a.m. yesterday at the Aspen Medical Center in Sinkor, Monrovia. He was 72.Ambassador During joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974 as Deputy Chief of Protocol. He received his basic diplomatic training at the Foreign Service Institute at the Department of State (now Foreign Ministry), where he earned a Certificate of Achievement. He then matriculated to the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree in International Relations and Development in 1978.In 1980 he was elevated to Chief of Protocol, R.L., with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. He served in that capacity until June 1990 following the outbreak of the Liberian civil war.The father of 12 children, J. Adolphus During was in 1998 joined in holy wedlock to Ms. Oretha Tonia Worrel, known to many as a devout and anointed woman of God.When in July 1997 a constitutional government was democratically elected, the President-elect, Charles G. Taylor, invited Ambassador During to serve a second time as Chief of Protocol.During his service in the Taylor regime, he served as the Chief Liaison between the government of Liberia and the Foreign Diplomatic Missions accredited to Liberia and traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, North and South America. He was received in audience by several world leaders, including the Heads of State of Algeria, Belgium, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Egypt, France, Ghana, India, South Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and the Vatican.Prior to his transfer to the Foreign Ministry, Mr. During worked in the Internal Revenue Service as Junior Inspector, Senior Inspector, Director of Sales and Excise Tax and Assistant Commissioner of Internal Revenues for Income Tax.Prior to co-founding the Soul Cleansing Clinic, J. Adolphus During was a Baptist, and once served as an executive member of the Board of Managers, Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, Inc. He was elected Vice Chairman for Africa of the Men’s Department of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) and attended several BWA congresses in Stockholm, Sweden (1975) and Toronto, Canada (1980).Ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1979, Rev. During in January 1993 enrolled at the Universal Theological School of Ministry in Brooklyn, New York, an affiliate of the International Theological Seminary of California, where he took a Master’s in Theology, with a major in Christian Education. He was later awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Education at the Shalom Bible College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.After faithfully serving as a shepherd, steward, elder and watchman of the Soul Cleansing Clinic, Rev. Dr. During, in his 20th year of pastoral ministry, was consecrated Bishop on November 18, 2007 at the church’s headquarters in Chocolate City, Gardnersville, a suburb of Monrovia.John Adolphus During was born in Monrovia on June 3, 1943 to the union of George and Wrotoe During. J. Adolphus received his formal education in Liberia. A 1963 graduate of Ricks Institute in Virginia, Montserrado County, he later enrolled at the University of Liberia where he took the B.Sc degree in the Natural Sciences in 1968. He later traveled to the USA where he studied Tax Administration at the University of Southern California and received a diploma in Sales and Excise Tax Administration.In recent years Bishop During started the Liberia Institute of Protocol and Etiquette to train Liberians on how to behave in public and in private. Many people from various professions, including judicial and military personnel, and budding diplomats, benefitted from this vital training.During the Ebola crisis that hit Liberia in 2014, the Liberian Council of Churches, headed by Bishop Jonathan B.B. Hart, convened a series of prayer services every Friday at the nation’s oldest church edifice, the Old Providence Baptist Church on Broad Street, Monrovia, to pray that God would deliver the nation from the deadly virus. Bishop During coordinated these prayer meetings; and thankfully, Liberia, though the hardest hit, became the first of the three affected countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) to defeat the virus.Among many left to mourn Bishop During’s loss are his widow, the Rev. Mrs. Oretha Tonia During; daughters Bindu, Adelaide, Johnetta, Mauretta During, Mrs. E. Ameria During Sengbe; sons Wendell, C. Raphael, Sr., J. Rudolph, Jake S. During; many foster children; sisters Louise During and Mrs. Sorrow Dixon; daughters-in-law Mrs. Florence K. Parker During and Mrs. Katrina During; son-in-law Anthony K. Sengbe, Sr.; several grandchildren; and many other relatives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
STG FC Boys at the River Cess encounter which ended 4-2 in their favor.The Scott Tabi Group of Companies (STG) has begun recruiting young talents in sports, mainly football for proper education, development and subsequently, relocating them to Europe and in other parts of the world where the game of football is highly lucrative.Recently, STG president, Professor Martin Scott Tabi, told journalists that his mission is to re-brand the game in Liberia by producing a new generation of players reminiscent of the then George Weah Eleven.“We are interested in bringing up a new team of George Weahs as players so that the image of Liberia in football is not washed away completely as we are already seeing,” Tabi said.Over the weekend, the STG FC took on River Cess County team in a fitness test match, and emerged with a decisive 4-2 win.“We began the piloting process of our football academy last year, and today, we are already at it. We have bought about 30 acres of land along the Robertsfield Highway to build a state of the-art football academy,” he said.Prof. Martin Scott Tabi, president of the Scott Tabi Group of CompaniesTabi added that there will be academic education for all the players, who will succeed in meeting the criteria set by the company for its academy.“We are testing a group of 40 young talents through training and good attitude grooming, who are from across Montserrado County for now, but it is our hope that when the right time comes, we will go to other counties to scout talents,” Tabi said.He said that the STG has international support to make any disciplined, and well talented player in Liberia realize his dream of playing in Europe and anywhere else.“We have contacts with teams in Guinea, Ivory Coast, England and Spain. All that is required of any player is to be focused on doing the right thing and be disciplined. We don’t condone any unruly behavior from any of the players or our staffs,” he said.The STG has its offices in Avion, France; Ankara, Turkey; Cyprus, Greece; Yaunde, Cameroon as well as Abidjan, La Cote d’Ivoire, helping to elevate the living standards of people.STG FC Captain Humphrey Gibson said he is pleased that he and his colleagues are receiving the full support of the Companies.“Every player lives with a dream, mainly so when you are still at the lowest ebb of life. We believe that our team will produce more quality players, who will not only play for the national team, the Lone Star, but for clubs in other parts of Africa, Europe and many other areas where the game is valued,” Gibson said.He said winning River Cess County 4-2 was not a surprise, because the STG team has done a lot more over the months as a team.“We are not playing to go into tournaments like the first division or any other division leagues, but to become the best we can so that we will have the chance to travel out of Liberia and play for money and prestige,” Humphrey said.Beyan K. Washington, River Cess County former coach, and now coach for the STG FC, said he is happy that his boys are responding to the demands of Prof. Tabi.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Refusal to honour Court judgement…Govt’s refusal to pay DIPCON cause for concern – GCCIThe Government’s concerted efforts to avoid paying a construction company a Court-awarded judgement sends a bad signal to the private sector. This is according to the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President Nicholas Boyer.GCCI President Nicholas BoyerPSC Chairman Gerry GouveiaFrom left: Finance Minister Winston Jordan and President David GrangerIn an interview with this publication on Tuesday, Boyer said that more worrying than President David Granger’s decision to save his Finance Minister from jail over this unpaid judgement, is the fact that matters reached this far in the first place.“I am worried about the Government honouring its debts. That has impact for the business climate. Cause that tells you whether you should or shouldn’t give credit to the Government,” Boyer related.He added that the payment or non-payment of a debt by the Government impacts their trustworthiness. “Especially if you have to go to Court to get a judgement on it. And even when you get the judgement, they don’t pay,” Boyer added.In a statement through social media on Monday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had also criticised the President’s intervention in a case between Finance Minister Winston Jordan and DIPCON Engineering.According to Jagdeo, the President’s actions can send a signal that the terms of private contracts with the State can be broken. He also noted that it signals that if the Court issues against the State in commercial disputes, such orders can be ignored.“We Guyanese, having observed President Granger in action over the past four years, have collectively come to the belief that on matters of policy and when dealing with evidence of corruption by those within his Government, he is often unable to move with any sort of alacrity, that he is slow and aloof”.“Today (Monday) he has shattered this belief by moving with lightning speed to thwart a Court order and (reprieve) Winston Jordan. Granger’s move to avert settlement on this instance should be contrasted against the multimillion-dollar settlements in matters which involved cronies of the APNU/AFC”.Jagdeo also pointed to the use of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), which sent DIPCON a letter ordering it to pay $527 Million in owed taxes. According to the former President, this all sends a bad signal to investors and damage an already struggling investment climate.Rule of lawMeanwhile, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) also said that it has observed, with great concern, the deliberate and repeated refusal on the part of the Government, to honour the judgement of the Court.According to the PSC, the rule of law must prevail if business is to be conducted in Guyana with confidence in the Government’s respect for the Judiciary and a separation of powers between the executive and Courts. It noted that the private sector must, at all times, be confident that the principles of sanctity of contracts reinforced by the independence of the Courts will be honoured by the State.“The intervention of the President to protect the Minister of Finance from the law, rather than to encourage him to pay the amount owed and thereby follow the rule of law, sends a message that businesses and private investors can be wronged with impunity,” the PSC said.The Commission also pointed out that in order for both “foreign and domestic investors to do business in our country with any degree of confidence, they must be confident that the rule of law, administered by an independent Judiciary, will, at all times, be upheld and respected by the Government of the day”.Court judgementLast month, High Court Judge Justice Sewnarine-Beharry had ordered Minister Jordan to pay DIPCON the US$2.2 Million award or face jail time. The Trinidad-based construction company had taken the Finance Minister to Court for failing to honour the payment of millions of dollars, which was awarded to DIPCON by Justice Rishi Persaud in 2015.After DIPCON took the Government to Court back in 2009 to recover monies owed for road works done, Justice Rishi Persaud had ordered Government to pay the company US$665,032.17 as payment for the works done, along with US$1,563,368.50 for costs it incurred for those works, together with interest on both amounts, at a rate of six per cent annum from February 10, 2009, to October 21, 2015, and thereafter at the rate of four per cent per annum until fully paid.However, since none of the payments they were owed were made, DIPCON had successfully approached the High Courts for an administrative order to compel the minister to make the payment.On Friday, Justices Diana Insanally and Simone Morris-Ramlall threw out Jordan’s application, filed by Attorney General Basil Williams, for a stay of the Court order. In their judgement, the judges expressed their view that his application had no merit.Executive orderOn Monday, the last day for Jordan to pay DIPCON the monies, the President came through with an executive order for a grant of respite shielding the Minister. The President issued the order in keeping with his powers under article 188 of the Constitution. According to the order, Jordan was granted his reprieve “until all appeals and remedies available to him and the State were exhausted”.Article 188 (b) of the Constitution of Guyana says the President may “grant to any person a respite, either indefinite or for a specified period, of the execution of any punishment imposed on that person for such an offence”.Meanwhile, the Attorney General’s chambers has since filed an appeal of the full Court’s decision to reject their earlier attempts to stay the Court order. According to the appeal, Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry “misdirected herself in a number of points when she rejected them”.Among their contentions are a regurgitation of the previous arguments they made, which is that DIPCON’s Court action fell under public law and, therefore, Jordan should not be liable in his personal capacity.Advisory Council on the Prerogative of MercyArticle 188 of the Constitution of Guyana empowers the President to grant to convicted persons a State pardon, either conditionally or otherwise, or grant a respite of the execution of the punishment imposed or substitute a less severe punishment.However, he has to engage the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy under Article 189 before such action is taken. As a matter of fact, in an article published by the Ministry of the Presidency in 2016, it was pointed out that the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy, under Article 189, is therefore mandated to advise the President.In that article, President Granger is quoted as saying, “The exercise of the Prerogative of Mercy is not unfettered and under the Constitution…The powers I exercise under this part will be determined and guided by the advice of the Council. I don’t have the opportunity to behave in an arbitrary or capricious manner…”The Prerogative of Mercy is usually exercised in response to a petition from a convicted person or someone acting on their behalf and by constitutional convention on advice from the relevant Government Minister. In Jordan’s case, it was not clear if President Granger engaged that council before invoking his executive powers on Monday.
During her opening round, Dreher shot a 4-over, 76, which resulted in her finishing in a tie for 103 on the leaderboard.Day two produced similar results for the golfer, as she shot a 5-over, 77, which saw her decrease in the standings to a tie for 114.Unfortunately, only the top 70 plus ties progressed to the third and final day of the tournament, meaning Dreher’s time on the North Carolina course was cut a day short.- Advertisement –
Fivestar Owner Justin Donally says with the exception of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Homecoming was the best attended event in the history of British Columbia.“We knew the crowd would be big but we by far blew out even our expectations,” he says. “We broke records across British Columbia. To my knowledge there’s been nothing higher attended outside of the UFC. To beat out other guys in cities like Vancouver is impressive on so many levels. It’s huge for the business, for the gym, for the guys, for the community.”Donally adds the event helped to further put the Fivestar stamp on mixed martial arts in the area and knows they’ve made it very difficult for other promotions to compete.- Advertisement -“When we started this thing Fort St. John was right on the radar and we’ve surrounded the area for the last year and a half. Grande Prairie, Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Prince George, and now coming home. This is our home base. This is where all the local athletes are,” he explains. “That crowd showed Fivestar is big in Northwestern Canada and really big in the Peace Region. I think it showed compared to people seeing another foreign promotion come from out of Alberta and totally flop with maybe four or five hundred people there. You’ve got to have the community support and that’s what we’re all about.” On a personal level he says he couldn’t be more happy for local fighters Brad Stewart and Duncan Wilson who both ended the night wearing championship belts.“Not only do I coach them, train them, and help them out on a daily basis, but they’re both really close friends of mine. These are two local guys that are a couple of the best guys in Canada, not just in the area. To get them to do what they did shows Fivestar is for real.” Donally states.Advertisement For those eager for more shows by the Fivestar Fight League, Donally said that while full details are still a work in progress fans in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, and Grande Prairie should expect to have fight cards in their respective cities in the fall.
According to David Vince, Sgt of the North Peace Conservation Officer Service, the discrepancy could very well stem from the fact that nobody is reporting their sighting to the proper authorities.“We want to confirm, through either an interview with the people in regard to what they’ve seen. If we have a kill, we’ll do what they call a necropsy on that animal to confirm it was killed by a predatory type animal rather than just a domestic dog,” Vince said.Vince goes on to say they did receive a report of blood on the porch and sidewalk of a local resident who had also reported a missing dog, but again, without a carcass, there’s no way to confirm the cause of death.- Advertisement -Vince is urging the public to call the conservation report line at 1 877 952 7277, which is open 24/7, and if warranted, will result in further investigation.“If you have seen any type of predatory type animals in Fort St. John, like a bear or a cougar, the proper channel to get the message to us is through the 1 877 number,” Vince concluded.
0Shares0000Jacques Tuyisenge celebrating after scoring the opener against AFC Leopards in Mashemeji Derby. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 – Giant Gor Mahia continued its superb form as the unbeaten Kenyan Premier League champions extended their dominance over bitter rivals AFC Leopards with a 2-1 victory in the 85th Mashemeji Derby hosted at the Kasarani Stadium’s fine surface on Sunday.A school boy blunder from AFC Leopards defender Salim ‘Shitu’ Abdala gifted Gor Mahia the lead on the 21st minute when his poor back-pass was intercepted by speedy Jacques Tuyisenge who easily slammed the ball past keeper Ezekiel Owade. However, K’Ogalo could not keep a clean sheet heading to the interval as laps of concentration at the back saw Wyvonne Isuza equalize for Ingwe on the stroke of half time with a marvelous scissor kick to bring the Leopards back in the game and arouse their fans who were silenced by the Tuyisenge opener.Gor Mahia’s George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo against Edwin Seda of AFC Leopards. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor returned stronger, taking six minutes into the second half to reclaim the lead through George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo’s volley after connecting a Francis Kahata pin-point cross from the left wing.The win granted unstoppable Gor a 12-point lead at the summit of the Kenyan Premier League table despite having played three matches less compared to second placed Sofapaka.Gor head coach Dylan Kerr was over the moon after the match, describing his players as warriorsGor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“It was a great derby game but it’s a shame AFC don’t play like that every week when I watch them, today they had some new players so I couldn’t do my homework on them as I prepared for the match,” a happy Kerr noted.“I just said to my players go out there and if you concede a goal don’t put your heads down because we will get another goal and it was a great strike by George (Blackberry). All credit goes to all these players they are worriers, they were brilliant,” the Briton coach added.His corresponding counterpart Rodolfo Zapata was content with the result even as his fete at the club hangs in the balance.AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“My boys did a great job, like always we fight but unfortunately some details made the difference and that’s the first goal. We created so many opportunities but did not convert but all in all I am proud of my players,” Zapata lamented.AFC Leopards, who are chasing their first KPL title in 20 years, dropped to fifth in the standing with 36 points as the Kenyan Premier League takes a break to pave way for the FKF Shield where Gor face Posta Rangers on Wednesday at the same Kasarani Stadium.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)