#JaVotes2016: A few extra days in Ja just to vote

first_imgJanet Rowe did not fly to Jamaica just to vote. But when she realised her name was on the voters’ list, the US$197.50 fee she paid to change her ticket “was a small price to pay to support her party”, Rowe said. “The ticket was actually US$430 plus what I paid to change it.” But that cost couldn’t keep her from the polling station at the Content Gap Primary School in East Rural St. Andrew. “When my boss wished me a safe travel I didn’t tell her I wasn’t coming back just yet.” Instead, “I called one of my co-workers and asked her to work for me tomorrow and I will work back for her on Saturday,” she said with a satisfied grin, showing her ink-stained index finger. Her ticket was changed from February 23 to 26. The constituency is being contested by the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Juliet Holness (wife of opposition leader Andrew Holness) and the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Imani Duncan Price. Holness went into the elections with a five percentage point lead over her rival.last_img read more

Cartoon: July 30, 2015

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Lone gunman robs security guard

first_imgA lone gunman robbed a security guard attached to the Advance Security Services on Monday, relieving him of his mobile phone and a sum of cash.Security officer Jairam Singh, 65, was riding his bicycle along Church Street, Georgetown when the perpetrator rode past him and made a sudden stop in his path.The perpetrator then whipped out a handgun from his pants waist, pointed it at Singh, and ordered him to hand over his valuables. The scared security guard was relieved of his phone and close to $5000 which he had in his pockets before the perpetrator made good his escape.The matter was reported to the Police, and an investigation has been launched.last_img

Huskies win 4-1 over Slave Lake Wolves

first_imgHuskies win 4-1 over Slave Lake Wolves Game one of the first round series against the Slave Lake Wolves had a bit of a slow start with the first period ending 0-0, although there was a fair bit of physical play in the first 20 minutes.In the second the Huskies stepped up, with Cam MacKinnon opening the scoring on a backhander, and then Jon Spence scoring a powerplay goal on a cross-ice feed from Dylan Apsassin.- Advertisement -In the third, the Huskies would extend their lead, as Linden Apsassin shot through traffic, beating Wolves goaltender Travis Chartier, to give Fort St. John some breathing room.Late in the frame, the Huskies would get into some penatly trouble, with Cam MacKinnon assessed 7 minutes in penalties on one shift, when the pups were already short-handed.  Although there was some confusion from the scorekeepers, MacKinnon would be sent off, and the Wolves would spend the final ~6 minutes on the powerplay, but they would score only once, a Tyson Price marker, on a loose puck in front.  Payden Wongstedt would soon add a long-bomb empty netter, and the Huskies would hold on for a 4-1 win.Zack Blain posted the win in goal, while Jon Spence’s powerplay goal would stand as the game winner. Advertisement Listen to this highlights package [asset|aid=982|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9c97c413e681da84bdf75162992a6959-Huskies win 4-1 over Slave Lake Wolves _1_Pub.mp3]Tune in tomorrow, for game 2 in Slave Lake – which is now scheduled to start at 8pm – pregame live on MooseFM at 7:45.last_img read more

Fort St. John is “Where the Art is”

first_imgTaylor has its own TV show, now Fort St. John will be a part of movie magic.A group of community-minded artists, writers and producers from across Canada have secretly been working on a new project titled “Where The Art Is”, showcasing a nation-wide depiction of arts and culture within smaller communities.- Advertisement -This never been done before project will be creating a set of short films, which will explore various original stories involving arts and culture taking place in small towns and cities across Canada.Fort St. John will be the first community involved in the project. A total of seven short movies are set to begin filming in the city immediately. They will feature some of Fort St. John’s musicians, artists and dancers.The films will feature the artists that live here, local venues and supportive organizations, the communities the artists live in and the supportive fans. A few of the artists being featured include visual artist Amy Te Bulte, musician Mat Savard and Ryan Hennessey, along with Egan’s Open Mic.The movies will be available for free at WhereTheArtis.ca or NorthernGroove.com. They will also be available for viewing through the organization’s Facebook and Twitter page. The first of seven movies will debut in March, with another movie debuting each of the following six months. Advertisementlast_img read more

Brown sets record in CSUF win

first_imgBobby Brown had 29 points and a career-high nine rebounds to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 79-73 victory over visiting UC Santa Barbara Thursday. Brown became Fullerton’s all-time leading scorer by making 1,879 career points, surpassing Leon Wood, who played at Fullerton from 1981-84 is now an NBA referee. Marcus Crenshaw added 23 points for the Titans (19-7, 9-4 Big West). Justin Burns had five blocks. Alex Harris, the Big West Conference’s leading scorer, had a career-high 35 points and eight rebounds for the Gauchos (15-10, 6-5 Big West), who lost their fourth consecutive game. Chris Devine added 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Fullerton broke a 56-56 tie with a 10-0 spurt that gave the Titans a 66-56 lead with 5:49 to play. Crenshaw led the surge with six points. UC Irvine 73, UC Davis 59 Patrick Sanders scored 15 points and Michael Hunter added 13 to lead host UC Irvine to a victory over UC Davis. Mark Kelley scored eight of his 12 points in the game’s first five minutes for the Anteaters (13-16). Dominic Calegari led Davis (4-21) with 21 points and seven rebounds. He scored his team’s first 11 points over a 7-minute, 44-second span, then scored seven in a row in the second half. center_img Cal Poly SLO 70, UC Riverside 54 Titus Shelton scored 13 points and Matt Hansen added 12 as Cal Poly defeated host UC Riverside. Dreshawn Vance and Tyler McGinn added 10 points apiece for the Mustangs (15-10, 6-5 Big West), which won its fourth straight game. Cal Poly’s Derek Stockalper grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and scored nine points. 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

Wright State in NCAAs

first_imgThe Bulldogs have lost six of their past seven games at Wright State’s Nutter Center – ending a five-game skid with Saturday night’s 67-66 overtime win over Loyola of Chicago. Wood helped turn the tide after Butler had scrambled back from an eight-point deficit to take the lead in the final minutes. The Raiders only previous trip to the NCAA Tournament in their 20 years in Division I came in 1993, when they were pounded 97-54 by Indiana in the first round after capturing the Mid-Continent Conference tournament title. Oral Roberts 71, Oakland, Mich. 67: Ken Tutt banked in a jumper with 31.6seconds left as the Golden Eagles won the Mid-Continent Conference tournament title in Tulsa, Okla., and an automatic NCAA Tournament bid for the second straight year. North Texas 83, Arkansas St. 75: Calvin Watson hit six 3-pointers and scored 24points to help the Mean Green (23-10) get to its first NCAA Tournament since 1988 with a victory in the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship in Lafayette, La. DaShaun Wood scored 27points and Will Graham hit four free throws in the last 12seconds to lead Wright State (23-9) past No. 19 Butler (27-6) 60-55 Tuesday night for the Horizon League postseason title and its second trip to the NCAA Tournament. Butler still holds out hope of receiving an at-large bid to its seventh trip to the NCAA Tournament. center_img 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

Messi enjoys final days of holiday with wife

first_imgThe pair are due to report for pre-season training under new Barca boss Ernesto Valverde on Friday.READ: Messi enjoys final days of holiday with new wifeA few days later Barcelona are due to fly to America for a training camp and friendly matches against Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid.Luis Suárez family surprised Messi family and joined them for holidays ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/IJinfgsEO9— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) July 8, 2017Messi family ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/YYqUBm6gWG— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) July 9, 2017Meanwhile, Argentina team-mate Pablo Zabaleta has revealed Messi gave every guest at his wedding a bottle of his own-branded wine.Messi wedded his long-term partner Antonella at a star-studded ceremony in his hometown Rosario on June 30.Zabaleta was one of the 260 guests at the lavish event, along with the likes of Neymar and Suarez.And the West Ham defender revealed that each guest received a special bottle of ‘Leo Malbec’ – the red wine created especially for Messi to raise money for his charitable foundation.‘We got a bottle of really good wine, a Malbec, which Lionel has put his name on the bottle,’ Zabaleta told West Ham’s official website.-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi and his new wife Antonella are enjoying the last few days of their honeymoon. PHOTO/Daily MailLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 9 – Lionel Messi and his new wife Antonella were joined on the last few days of their honeymoon by team-mate Luis Suarez and his family.The Barcelona stars were all smiles as they lapped up the sunshine in Ibiza before turning their attention to the forthcoming campaign.last_img read more

Messi injured but Barca seal win over Villarreal

first_imgHis withdrawal will be a major concern for Barca, particularly given this was Messi’s first start of the season after just recovering from a niggling calf injury sustained at the start of August.After the match, Valverde struck a note of calm.“When something happens to Messi, everyone stops, not only on the field, but in the stands as well,” he said.“It is a small problem in the adductor and as a precaution we have decided not to risk it. In theory, it is nothing more but we will see tomorrow how it is.”Barcelona visit Getafe in La Liga on Saturday before playing Inter Milan at home in the Champions League four days later.Certainly, they would have been eager to see Messi back in their line-up, having suffered a humbling 2-0 loss at newly-promoted Granada last weekend, a result that left them with seven points from five games, their worst start to a season since 1995.They arrived at Camp Nou with doubts hovering, particularly over Valverde, but delivered a far more convincing win than the scoreline suggested, thanks to early goals from Antoine Griezmann, his third of the season, and Arthur Melo.“We are still far from our best but with matches everything will improve,” said Griezmann.On his own adaptation at Barcelona, he added: “It’s different. A different style of football, a different position. I knew it was going to be a challenge and it would take time.“But I’m not too bad, right? Three goals. I can do better, yes, but I have to keep working.”– Cazorla gives Villarreal hope –Santi Cazorla put Villarreal in touch on the stroke of half-time but in truth the visitors barely threatened thereafter, with Barcelona impressively composed when nerves might easily have taken over.It means Valverde’s side climb to fourth in the table, one point behind Real Madrid and level on points with Atletico Madrid, who both play on Wednesday. Villarreal’s encouraging start stalls a little as they drop to eighth.Granada, who backed up their shock win over Barca with a 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid, top the table, although both Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid can move three points above them when they play their games on Wednesday.Griezmann scored his third goal for Barcelona © AFP / LLUIS GENEBarcelona started well, with Griezmann heading in after just six minutes, darting to the near post to flick home Messi’s floated corner. The pair shared a celebratory hug too.Seven minutes later, there was a second and another goal almost from nothing. Arthur collected the ball 30 yards out and harpooned a shot straight past Sergio Asenjo and into the top right-hand corner.Messi, who won FIFA’s Men’s Player of the Year award on Monday, took treatment on the sideline just after the half-hour mark and Cazorla pulled one back soon after with a swerving effort from distance.The ball straightened as it flew, which fooled goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, on his way left towards the corner.Dembele replaced Messi and the 16-year-old Ansu Fati came on for Luis Suarez with 12 minutes left. Fati twice went close but shot over and then wide. A third for Barca looked more likely than an equaliser for Villarreal.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi went off at half-time during Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Villarreal on Tuesday © AFP / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, Sep 25 – Lionel Messi endured yet more injury frustration on Tuesday after going off at half-time against Villarreal but Barcelona gave their coach Ernesto Valverde some much-needed relief with a comfortable 2-1 victory.Messi received treatment in the first half for what looked like a problem with his left thigh and was then unable to continue after the interval, replaced by Ousmane Dembele.last_img read more

Pacific’s program still working through growing pains

first_img Having coached many of the players at the JV level, Patterson thought the shift from one coach to the next would be relatively smooth. “I was kind of expecting it would be a smoother transition because they knew me,” Patterson said. “I felt more like the stepdad coming in. They had a coach they loved.” And Patterson didn’t plan on trying to be Gerry Duffy. He wanted to be Ricky Patterson. “You’ve got to be true to yourself,” Patterson said. That has ruffled some feathers. Patterson considers himself “old school” in terms of discipline. Three players were dismissed or quit the team due to Patterson’s disciplinary actions, although two of them are back with the team. Junior Cameron Parrott was one who got into a verbal disagreement with Patterson and was kicked off the team. He has since apologized and returned to the team, although he is suspended for the first two San Andreas League games this week. “I made a mistake,” said Parrott, who also had problems with Patterson last year on JV. “He (Patterson) has a whole different style. He wants to step up this program.” At least a couple of Parrott’s teammates agree, but they are still not sure of his methods. They say playing time and starting lineups are just a couple of areas that have have not been consistent. “We’ve had to adjust, knowing he hasn’t had that (varsity) authority before,” said junior co-captain B.J. Hagood, who had not played for Patterson on JV. Hagood saw Duffy have similar growing pains when he took over the program, but it wasn’t the same. “With Coach Duffy, we were like family,” Hagood said. The players seem to understand that Patterson is learning on the fly, and it is going to take time. “It takes time to learn how to do it right,” said co-captain Brandon Jones, who laments the fact the change happened during his senior season. “By next year, it should be bet ter,” Hagood said. “But I’d pre fer to have our old coach.” Patterson realizes change hasn’t been entirely smooth. But he wouldn’t do it differently. “I’m not sure what I could have done differently to make it smoother on my end,” Patterson said. Although Pacific had a string of five straight CIF semifinal ap pearances end six years ago, it has been several years since the Pirates made the playoffs. And a 3-17 overall record with a game at San Gorgonio tonight means there is a tough road to climb to snap that skid this year, but Pat terson remains hopeful. “We’re getting there and we’re trying to throw some changes in there on offense,” he said. “We’re getting better as a group.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Pacific High School boys basketball team has not had that luxury this year, however, as Ricky Patterson replaced Gerry Duffy as coach less than two weeks into the season. And the growing pains are still being felt. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Patterson, 38, had not been a head varsity coach before Duffy left the program Dec. 12 less than two weeks into his third season at the school. Neither Duffy nor athletic director Carmel Brand would comment on the reason for Duffy’s sudden departure. But the bottom line was Pacific needed a new coach. Patterson, who previously served as a girls varsity assistant and head JV boys coach at Aquinas, was beginning his third year as Pacific’s off-campus JV coach when the change was made. He said initially that Marlon Smotherman, Pacific’s freshman on-campus coach, was offered the job, but Smotherman declined. Patterson was next in line. “There was no warning,” Patterson said. “They were in shock. We were all in shock. I was called in and I told them I would like the job.” center_img SAN BERNARDINO – Growing pains are inevitable when schools change basketball coaches. But those growing pains are usually felt during the offseason when the new coach and players learn to work together. last_img read more