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Controversy then celebration – MBU protest for ‘RESPECT’ then win RSPL final

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: MONTEGO Bay United (MBU) wanted to register their point about not being afforded due respect ahead of yesterday’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football final against Portmore United at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in St James. In unprecedented and unceremonious fashion, they did. And they got a bonus after outplaying their opponents to win the 2015-16 Premier League title by a 2-1 scoreline in regulation time. Leading up to the season’s decisive contest, MBU owner and club Chairman Orville Powell had been voicing his disgust about club not being invited to a meeting by the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), at which the date and time of the game was changed. In no uncertain manner, Powell said they had been disrespected. He also challenged the decision and lobbied for the time of the game to be shifted, arguing that it wasn’t the culture of fans in Montego Bay to turn out that early for matches. Powell even threatened that his team would not to turn up for a 4 p.m. kickoff, which had spectators on hand, the opposing team, commentators for radio and television lined up for live viewing, and people in more than 24 countries receiving the feed wondering if they would ever turn up. They did. MBU held true to their promise, only taking the field at 3:55 p.m., fully clad in black with white letters on the back of shirts worn by their players. They wanted to send their message. It was one about ‘RESPECT’, the word spelt with one letter each on the back of the shirts of seven players – when they turned their back to the crowd – who stood in the front line. Then there was another part to the message: ‘IF YOU WANT TO GET IT, YOU MUST GIVE IT.’ That was spelt out when all the players lined up in a different order, again each with a letter on the back of his shirt. Afterwards, they left the pitch and returned clad in their green, blue-and white-coloured outfit, marching out from the tunnel to the playing field, side by side with members of the Portmore United team and FIFA’s anthem blaring over the microphones. This time, MBU were prepared to play. It was, by then, more than 20 minutes past the scheduled kickoff. The protest, it appeared, never affected MBU one bit, as they settled down into a composed passing game from the first whistle and maintained the upper hand throughout against a Portmore team that got to the venue early and went through its warm-up routine on the pitch. MoBay, instead, did theirs at the club’s home ground, Wespow Park, which is close to Catherine Hall. In the final analysis, Dino Williams came on as a second-half substitute to score the winning goal in their 2-1 victory. The win gave MBU a second title in three years and a first league title for Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis as coach. He had won the title twice as a player with the club, before its recent name change from Seba United. “This is an amazing feeling to know we are champions of the league against a very good, a technically sound Portmore side,” Davis said. Mercurial MBU midfielder Jermaine Woozencroft opened the scoring for MBU in the 62nd minute with a well-taken strike, after Portmore goalkeeper Shaven-Sean Paul raced off his line to block an initial attempt from MBU forward Corey Hylton, but spilt the ball. Portmore responded in fantastic fashion. Michael Binns’ torrid left-footed shot from 32 yards out gave Jacomeno Barrett in goal for MBU absolutely no chance for the equaliser, inciting huge celebration from the small pocket of Portmore supporters. Woozencroft said he knew when he had the ball in his possession that he had to score. “I knew I had to score; the goalkeeper missed the ball and I placed it well inside the post,” he said. “I am very happy for the team. We have gone through a lot this season, and to end it with the title is unbelievable,” Woozencroft added. Portmore’s head coach Jeffrey Hewitt said he was disappointed with the outcome of a keenly contested match of the league’s two best teams. “We started as we liked, but never breached their defence at all. That was our downfall, and when we scored to get back into the match, they got another to win it,” he said. “Congratulations to the MBU team. They played well to win. I thought we had some chances that perhaps we should have done better with. It was a great season for us, just unfortunate not to leave here with the title,” said Hewitt. His Portmore team was looking to seal a historic moment by becoming the first club to gain promotion and win the Premier League in the same season. They had earlier won the first-place cash award of $1 million after amassing the most points this season.last_img read more

Monrovia Fashion Week Sends Second Callout for Model

first_imgThe organizers of Monrovia Fashion Week (MFW) have announced it is still seeking applications for runway models, fashion designers, natural hairstylists and volunteers for its up-coming event.Alicia Johnson, CEO of Mod.L Management, which is running the casting call, said, “We didn’t get our targeted members of 50; so the MFW casting call continue.”She added that MFW would begin a field campaign to get more models to participate in the events.“What MFW look for in a model is intelligence, the normal height and being a good public speaker. MFW doesn’t just offer models and designers a platform for the biggest recognition but provides business opportunity,” she explained.She said spaces are also available for makeup artist, along with editorial and commercial models, to grace the MFW promotion and magazine features, in addition to a very special competition, ‘Face of Monrovia Fashion Week.’ Ms. Johnson said fashion designers that would add creativity and innovation into their designs, giving the audience a feeling of fashion, are highly welcome to apply.She encourages models, fashion designers, natural hairstylists, along with makeup artists and others, to think of the MFW event as a step forward to a global audience and recognition.The event is slated for December 17 through 20, 2015 and will present the latest collection to fashion journalists, photographers, stylists, retail buyers, among others.During the first model casting callout more than 28 models, including fashion designers, some of whom came in style and class, showed up for registration.Hailed by the public and media as a good project, since debuting in December 2013 and being nominated for the best fashion event of the year at the African fashion awards, MFW has continued to promote Liberian fashion industry on the global stage.For this year fashion gig there will be one male and female chosen respectively as winners to feature on the first magazine cover, along with a feature fashion editorial spread. In response Marjean Sherman, founder of MFW said: “We will continue looking for more, but now the team will work with what they have.”The organization is still accepting e-mail applications from non- Liberian models resident out of the country, she added.Marjean said “The purpose for MFW is to discover, showcase and inspire fashion talent in and from Liberia, as well as from the rest of the world.”“Liberia has unique fashion inspirations and designs to showcase to the world, and it is our responsibility to do that,” Marjean said.MFW CASTING CALL FACT SHEETThe application will be made in person or through e-mail with the models full name, age (over 16 only) and statistics below:Height: Female 5’9” and above, Male 6 ft and aboveDress Size: 2 – 8Age: 16 years old and above (If you are under 18, please bring a written consent from parent of guardian.)Must be healthy and in good conditionClear/unblemished skinNo obvious scars or large tattoosYou will be asked to walk in high heels (women)For further information please contact:Marjean Sherman (Founder/CEO)Monrovia Fashion WeekE-mail: monroviafashionweeklib@yahoo.comTwitter: @MonroviaFWInstagram: @MonroviaFashionweekLIBFacebook: Monrovia Fashion WeekShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Area restriction expanded for Mt. McAllister fire

first_imgThe area restriction will apply within the following boundaries:– Starting at kilometre 18.5 on the Johnson Forest Service Road;– then north to Dinosaur Lake, following the south shore of DinosaurLake north to Utah Road;– then west along Utah Road, continuing west from kilometre 45.5 tokilometre 60 on the Johnson Forest Service Road (toward Carbon Lake);– then south for 28 kilometres;– then east for 24 kilometres;– then north to kilometre 18.5 on the Johnson Forest Service Road.It’s hoped that cooler temperatures and the chance of precipitation over the coming days will help in reducing fire activity. Crews are continuing to make progress on the fire and are now in the mop-up stage in most of the southern sections. Ground crews and air support are currently focusing on the northeast edge of the fire.- Advertisement -The area restriction map can be seen by clicking here.last_img read more

Highway 2 closed south of Pouce Coupe

first_imgThe Highway is closed approximately 20km south of Pouce Coupe.  The detour is for passenger vehicles only using the Swan Lake, Gundy and Independent road.There is no estimate for when the Highway will re-open.If you’re in the area, let us know what you see, email any information or photos to news@moosefm.ca- Advertisement –last_img

DONEGAL GROUPS PARTNER UP TO CELEBRATE EUROPEAN YOUTH WEEK

first_imgDonegal Youth Councillors with other representatives from Donegal Youth Service and Europe Direct Information Centre.Donegal is getting set to celebrate European Youth Week 2015, which takes place from the 27th April to 10th May.Letterkenny Youth Information Centres, which is also a Eurodesk Relay, Donegal Youth Council and Donegal’s Europe Direct Information Centre are hosting a series of events during the fortnight in a variety of locations around the themes of participation, inclusion and employment in many different Countries.As part of the European Youth Week schools and Youthreach centres have been invited to participate in a European Youth Week Quiz. Each team can put forward 2 teams of 4 participants per school to compete for the €160 prize of One4All Vouchers.European Voluntary Service information sessions are also being planned in the same location each evening for young people aged 18-30 who would like to travel and work in Europe for free.EVS is a great opportunity for young people and the information session will explain how people can apply and how to access the proper support when you are doing so.The Quiz and EVS sessions are both held on the same day and locations but at different times: Mon 27th April: Ballybofey Quiz @ Planet Youth Centre – 2pm-3.30pmEVS Session @ Planet Youth Centre– 6.30pm-7.30pmWed 29th April: Gaoth Dobhair Library (as Gaeilge) – 1pm-.2.30pmEVS Session @ Gaoth Dobhair Library – 6.30pm-7.30pmThurs 30th April: Letterkenny Central Library – 2pm-3.30pm EVS Session @ Letterkenny Central Library – 6.30pm-7.30pmWed 6th May: Quiz @ Bundoran Library 1pm-2.30pmEVS Session @ Bundoran Library – 6.30pm-7.30pmThurs 7th May: Quiz @ Carndonagh Library 2pm-3.30pm EVS Session @ Carndonagh Library – 6.30pm-7.30pmDONEGAL GROUPS PARTNER UP TO CELEBRATE EUROPEAN YOUTH WEEK was last modified: April 22nd, 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)last_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO OF MICHAEL MURPHY LIFTING THE ANGLO-CELT!

first_imgTHERE might be a few jars sunk in the county tonight after Donegal won the Ulster Senior Football Championship final against Derry in Clones.But for the players, it will be back to training on the beach tomorrow! Watch the video of Michael Murphy lifting the Anglo-Celt.DDTV: VIDEO OF MICHAEL MURPHY LIFTING THE ANGLO-CELT! was last modified: July 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:DDTVDonegal CaptainDonegal v Derrydonegaldaily.com Donegal’s BIGGEST WEBSITEMichael Murphyvideolast_img read more

Man stole food as he was awaiting welfare benefits to be sorted

first_imgA man who stole a wrap, wedges and a hot drink from Tesco in Letterkenny because he was hungry, has been given the probation act.Lee Byrne, from Meadowbank Park in Letterkenny appeared before the local district court charged with two counts of theft. The court heard how Byrne had moved from Dublin to Donegal to start a new life.Byrne was still awaiting his social welfare benefits to be sorted out when he committed the crimes.He stole the food, valued at €8.41 from Tesco on March 8th.On March 20th he was caught stealing again at Dunnes Stores.Judge Paul Kelly asked the accused why he moved from Dublin to Donegal and he was told because the rent was cheaper.His solicitor, Patsy Gallagher, said his client was trying to get his life back in order and that he was applying for courses in the music business for which he has a passion.Judge Kelly applied the poration act.Man stole food as he was awaiting welfare benefits to be sorted was last modified: April 20th, 2018 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)last_img read more

Chameleon Tongue Beats Jet Aircraft

first_imgDid you know a chameleon’s tongue is so fast as it shoots out toward its prey, it reaches 50 G’s – five times faster than a fighter jet can accelerate?  Science Now describes how the chameleon does it.  Scientists only recently found out the secret with high-speed photography and careful examination of the tongue structure, done by Jurriaan de Groot of Leiden University and Johan van Leeuwen (Wageningen University, the Netherlands).  They had to shoot at 500 frames a second to see the action.    The tongue has an accelerator muscle, which by itself is not strong enough to achieve the high speed.  The tongue is bound, though, to 10 newly-discovered sheaths, tied to the tongue bone, that literally catapult the tongue outwards.  These sheaths contain a spirally-wound protein that store energy “like a stretched rubber band.”  As the tongue accelerates, the sheaths release their energy, then telescope outward to allow the tongue to reach its maximum extent – twice the chameleon’s body length.  Facing a predator so armed, the fastest fly doesn’t stand a chance.No series of gradual transitional forms was suggested in the article.  And forget it; there’s no way this creature could have evolved from a fast-talking salesman.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Sanford to Speak at NIH

first_imgCreation geneticist PhD is speaking to the NIH, and already the Darwin attack dogs are up in arms.Sanford’s book examines the impact of mutations that are invisible to selection.Dr John C. Sanford, author of Genetic Entropy, will be speaking at the National Institutes of Health tomorrow (Oct 18) on the subject, “Net Genetic Loss in Humans, in Bacteria, and in Virus.”The announcement reproduced on Reddit shows a verbal barrage in the comments between evolutionists, who have been dismissing the talk before it even occurs, and CEH contributor Sal Cordova, defending Sanford’s credentials and research. (Visited 918 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img

New low-cost airline for rural South Africa

first_imgThe South African National Taxi Council’snew low-cost airline is due to officiallylaunch on 16 September, and will startoperating in November. (Image: airplane-pictures.net) MEDIA CONTACTS • AJ Mthembu Santaco +27 12 321 1043 RELATED ARTICLES • Green airline goes greener • 1time to start flying from Lanseria • Zambezi Airlines lands in SA • Mango starts flying from LanseriaNosimilo RamelaThe South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) plans to launch a new low-cost airline to accommodate the scores of people from rural areas who work in the main cities and are forced to make their frequent trips home via bus or taxi, as they cannot afford plane tickets.Santaco’s business development officer Nkululeko Buthelezi said the airline would be called the Santaco Express. The service is due to officially launch on 16 September, and will start operating in November.Buthelezi said the airline would focus on routes untouched by other domestic airlines – going into more rural areas of the country.“We specialise in awkward areas because that’s where our business is,” said Santaco president AJ Mthembu.Buthelezi named local company AirQuarius Aviation, which works with other domestic airlines in the country including SA Express and SA Airlink, as the initial managers of the airline. Once the venture is up and running AirQuarius will hand over all management to Santaco, most likely within 18 to 24 months.AirQuarius Aviation is based at Lanseria Airport and provides services such as aircraft management; training and development of pilots and crew; aircraft sales, leasing and charters; and aircraft maintenance.According to Buthelezi, the company will initially supply Santaco Express with a 100-seater craft and a crew, as well as the necessary aviation licences.The airline is planning to operate one or two flights a day between Lanseria International Airport in Gauteng and Bhisho in the Eastern Cape, with a stop thereafter at Cape Town International.Mthembu said the ticket will include transport from the taxi rank to the airport, and then a transfer to a taxi rank at the destination.“We will be building everything into one price in the affordable sector.”He added that the final cost of a ticket had not yet been decided, but that Santaco was considering prices ranging between R500 (US$74) and R600 ($89) for a one way ticket.“The sky is the limit”Commuters welcomed the announcement.“We are so excited about this airline,” said Luthando Nyawuza from Bhisho. “I work in Johannesburg but my family lives in the Eastern Cape, I try to visit home every two months which is a long taxi trip taking 14 to 15 hours. This is usually over a weekend, which means I spend a whole day travelling there spend one day with my family before having to travel another full day back to Johannesburg.”Nyawuza said that the new airline would cut down on travelling, and allow for more family time.He added that the high cost of air travel and the long distances between airports and residential areas made it difficult for him to afford a plane ticket home.“I appreciate what the taxi drivers are doing for us. They are really looking out for us people from the rural areas because they come from there and are considerate to our needs. I never thought this kind of service would be possible for us. Clearly only the sky is the limit.”He said that the proposed air ticket prices compare favourably to what commuters already pay to travel in buses or taxis.Repositioning the taxi industrySantaco CEO Bongani Msimang said Santaco planned to transform the taxi industry, and the airline was but one of many initiatives in the pipeline. He said Santaco aims to become a leader in mass affordable, safe, and reliable transportation.Another of Santaco’s goals, said Msimang, was to move away from an informal structure, and become a body that was appropriately organised and run like a corporate business at all levels.“This would involve redefining the scope of the industry to include other transport modes such as bus and rail to ensure we don’t lose our market share,” he said.last_img read more