For many of the youth living in and around Upton District, St Ann, the Sandals Golf and Country Club provides a playground of opportunity with its junior golf programme. Catering to children as young as five years, the long-running golf project, part of the community outreach for the hotel resort chain, is enabling talent for the sport and bigger things. “It teaches them golf and life skills,” Miguel Arthurs, general manager, Sandals Golf and Country Club, explained. “Discipline, sportsmanship, honesty, provides tutors for academics, mentors,” he continued, outlining benefits of the programme that is coordinated from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Through training, the participants develop their game to a high standard, with many moving on to represent both Jamaica’s junior and senior golf teams. In fact, the current Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship winner, Romaine Evans, developed in the programme, as well as Wesley Brown, who has graduated onto the United States Professional circuit. It even provides opportunities for a higher education, through golfing scholarships. “We’ve people who joined the programme not thinking they’d have gone on to college,” exclaimed Arthurs. “It’s opening doors where they didn’t exist. “That’s teaching a man how to fish,” he continued. “In a word, that sort of experience is priceless.” The programme is funded by the Sandals Foundation, plus proceeds from events such as the recent series of Travel Industry Golf competitions, which culminated with the 21st staging of the Baxter’s Golf Tournament. During these events there are contests such as the Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Putting and Chipping. Participants pay to enter and those monies are funnelled into the golf club’s junior programme. “It’s the only way to secure the program and continue the development of the youth,” said Arthurs. Expanding on the positives, he pointed to tournaments held at the club that involve members of the programme and noted the effect it had in bringing out family and friends. “Families, friends come out to the tournaments, so you’re creating a ripple effect … That’s where you’re making a real change, when you can change the psyche (mindset) of a person that is priceless. That person can change the thought process of others as well,” Arthurs reasoned. “It’s a game of discipline and sportsmanship … and you’re seeing tangible results. If you’re not seeing tangible change then it’s pointless. There’s the community effect and it’s building families,” he added. “The junior golf program has rekindled my faith about what is possible when you invest in young people.”
World Boxing Council (WBC) Female Super Bantamweight champion, Jamaica’s Alicia Ashley, has been nominated for three awards that will be made during the second WBC Female Convention that will be held in Tijuana, Mexico, from January 27-31.On October 29 last year, she regained the title that she lost to Mexican Jackie Nava in 2014, with a unanimous decision over Christina McMahon in New York. Her technical brilliance was on display throughout the fight, as she overwhelmed her opponent.The WBC was so pleased with her performance and the overall quality of the fight, that she has been shortlisted as Champion of the Year and for Comeback of the Year. The fight has also been listed in the category, Event of the Year.Speaking to The Gleaner yesterday, Ashley said that she was thrilled to have been in Jamaica recently for the RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards ceremony as a nominee, and that she thoroughly enjoyed the experience once more.PROUD OF SELFShe said that she was proud to follow this up with nominations in so many WBC categories, and this was icing on the cake, after regaining her title. It was her hope, she said, that she will come out on top in at least one category.”I think that I have a good shot in the Comeback of the Year and the Champion of the Year categories, and I am optimistic that I will get them,” she said.She added that the public will be involved in the voting, and was hopeful that her fans will cast votes for her no later than today at: http://wbcboxing.com.
TQ Harris, Jr. By TQ Harris, Jr.I could not in good conscience vote for Mr Charles Taylor, and did not only refuse to vote for him; I also ran against him as a candidate in the 1997 Special post-war election.I could not in good conscience vote for Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and did not vote for her in both the 2005 and 2011 elections.Instead, I voted for Mr George Weah as Vice President in 2011 and President in 2017, believing he would lead the Liberian RISORGIMENTO. If he is incapable of handling this responsibility, We must move on for the good of the country.Considering all that the people of Liberia have endured, Stagnation and Regression are not a part of our vocabulary.A LIST OF ISSUES THAT MUST CLAIM PRESIDENT WEAH’S ATTENTION: Governing by Mandate rather than Consultation is unacceptable.Attempting to undo all that was accomplished in the past 12 years is unacceptable.A depressed economy is unacceptable.A depreciating Liberian Dollar is unacceptable.Not having a Plan to reduce Unemployment is unacceptable.Not having a Plan to stop armed robbery and other criminal attacks is unacceptable.Not having a Plan to address Food security is unacceptable.Not having a realistic Plan to tackle Corruption is unacceptable.Conducting bi-election that creates the need for another bi-election is unacceptable.Setting election date outside the Constitutional timeframe is unacceptable.Postponing National Census unconstitutionally is unacceptable.Constitutional Amendments through Legislative Resolutions is unacceptable.Refusing to make Personal Asset declaration public is unacceptable.Refusing to abide by the Code of Conduct for Government officials is unacceptable.Refusing to support a War & Economic Crimes Court for Liberia is unacceptable.Refusing to meet and Discuss critical issues with Opposition Parties is unacceptable.Removing Non-Coalition members from Government jobs is unacceptable.Pitting Liberians against one another is unacceptable.Appointing unqualified persons to key positions in government is unacceptable.Making Unrealistic Promises like building a New City in the Swamp is unacceptable.High Cost of Food, Transportation and Drinking Water is unacceptable.High Exchange Rate that sinks Liberians deeper into Poverty is unacceptable.Talking Pro-poor but not acting Pro-poor is unacceptable.Increasing Hardship within the country is unacceptable.Putting up the country’s Assets for questionable Loans is unacceptable.Taking the country Down the Wrong but familiar Road is unacceptable.Failing to uphold the Dignity of the Liberian Presidency is unacceptable.Failing to constructively engage Liberia’s Development Partners is unacceptable.It’s high time President Weah Listen, Learn and Lead. For he now holds in his hands the Hopes, Dreams and Aspirations of an entire nation. This is serious business!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Police on Tuesday morning arrested a woman in relation to a hit-and-run accident on Sunday in Berbice, but she denied that she was driving the car implicated at the time.The accident has left Pastor Cecil Agard, 76, of Nurseville, New Amsterdam, in a critical state at the New Amsterdam Hospital. He was reportedly struck off his motorcycle while riding along the Number Two Public Road, East CanjePastor Cecil Agard.The owner of the car had told investigators that a female friend was using the car at the alleged time of the accident and as such, he took investigators to the friend’shome at Tucber Park, New Amsterdam, but she was not found until Tuesday morning.However, the woman claimed that she was not driving the car at the time of the accident.After the accident, the injured pastor’s son, Raymond Agard, reportedly visited the accident scene where he found fragments of the car and was subsequently able to identify it and its owner.Checks for the owner led Agard to a bar in New Amsterdam and as such, the Police were summoned. The car was also searched during which one bottle ofThe car that was involved in the accidentwhisky, a cutlass and several grams of cannabis were unearthed. The left side light was damaged. As such, the owner was arrested and was expected to be charged shortly.
Tom Rennie is joined by the former Arsenal winger and Premier League tactician Adrian Clarke to look ahead to the visit of the reigning Champions Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.We’ll be asking Adrian why the Gunners aren’t running away with the title and whether he thinks they are still favourites.Former Leicester City striker Darren Eadie is also on the show to discuss the Foxes’ indifferent recent form and what they need to do in order to finish in the top four this season. Elsewhere, the ex-Liverpool, Tottenham and England midfielder Danny Murphy picks his ‘three to watch’ this weekend and Deji Faremi from Nigeria Info (talkSPORT’s Global Audio Partner) plays the Predictor Game ‘Tom against the World’.
Nat Coombs is your host behind the bar of the Transfer Tavern, licensed to serve gossip, rumour and speculation from the world of football.Take a listen as he and his guests round up all the latest news.
USL League Cup game at Traigh a Loch Tues 16th April 2013 Fanad Utd 3 – Bonagee Utd 5Played in a blustery breeze in Traigh a Lough both teams served up plenty of goals in this league cup match. Fanad started the better and played some nice flowing football and took the lead after 15 minutes.After a foul on a Fanad player the veteran Paddy Mc Grenaghan played in a wonderful freekick to the back post where the on-rushing Conor Matthewson finished with a fine header.The game ebbed and flowed after this but against the run of play Fanad found themselves 2-1 down in quick succession.Firstly a long ball over the top was finished by George Larkin to make it 1-1 and then after a mix up in the Fanad defence Anthony Appiah finished expertly after rounding the keeper. Great credit to the young Fanad team who battled it out for the rest of the first half and they were rewarded following yet another delightful Mc Grenaghan corner by the head of Daire McDaid to leave the game level at half time.The second half started with Fanad having much of the possession but could not turn possession into goals and was soon trailing after a great finish from close range from Aiden McLaughlin.Bonagee then pressed home their advantage and made it 4-2 after Jason Ashmore finished after a mix up in the youthful Fanad defence.Bonagee really finished the home team off after their big centre forward’s shot was saved by the keeper only for the on rushing Geoff Kelly to finish from close range. Fanad pulled a late consolation goal back on the 87 minute when Shane Buchanan ran onto a ball over the top and finished clinically, but it was too little too late for the home side.Best for Bonagee on the night was Anthony Appiah and Aiden McLaughlin with Daire McDaid, Shane Buchanan and the ever young Paddy Mc Grenaghan best for Fanad. Referee: T. Mc Aree.USL LEAGUE CUP: BONAGEE HIT FANAD FOR FIVE was last modified: April 17th, 2013 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)Tags:BONAGEE UNITEDFANAD UNITEDUSL LEAGUE CUP: BONAGEE HIT FANAD FOR FIVE
Arsenal are in rejuvenated mood under new boss Unai Emery, with much of their early season success coming down to the partnership of Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Lacazette is averaging a goal or assist every 69.5 minutes in all competitions this season and was deservedly Star Man at Fulham before the international break. A must for you frontline this weekend.Playing: Leicester City (H) – 22/102) Eden Hazard – £6.7m 5 Hazard collects the Premier League player of the month award for September Nuno Espirito Santo has named the same side for the past eight games, with Rpeublic of Ireland defender Doherty a permanent fixture down the right-hand side.Has a knack for picking up goals and assists whilst only two defenders have outscored his 52 points so far.Playing: Watford (H) – 20/104. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £5.6m 5 Although his long-term future may not be at Chelsea, the Belgium international is arguably the best player in the Premier League right now.Fantasy Football players are only just getting him into their teams now, meaning they have missed out on a whopping 103 points already. The 27-year-old is en route to smashing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Dream Team totals for a single season.Playing: Manchester United (H) – 20/103. Matt Doherty – £2m Eddie Howe’s pocket rocket is tearing through defences this season The Scotland international has helped Bournemouth to the brink of the Champions League spots already this season, with his direct style striking fear into defenders.Diminutive in stature, the winger certainly packs a punch and will look to cause more problems alongside Callum Wilson and Joshua King as the season goes on.Playing: Southampton (H) – 20/10 5 The Wolves defender is as solid as they come down the right flank The Arsenal striker is in lethal form 5 While many feared the days of playing two strikers up front were long gone, the former Borussia Dortmund star is proving his partnership with the aforementioned Lacazette is working just fine.Only Man City have outscored Arsenal in the Premier League so far this season, with Aubameyang picking up four goals from his eight appearances.Playing: Leicester City (H) – 22/105. Ryan Fraser – £3.3m 5 Aubameyang continues to score for fun for the Gunners The end of the international break means the return of the Premier League, much to the joy of fans across the globe.While watching England trounce Spain in Seville was a sight to behold, nothing quite beats watching your favourite team back in domestic duty.But which club players have been transferred in the most over the international break ahead of Dream Team Game Week 9?Fantasy football tips: Game Week 9 – Most transferred in Players1) Alexandre Lacazette – £4.3m
David Gray on stage at An GriananHE told fans – jokingly of course – that he might call his next album The Incredible David Gray.But no-one among those lucky enough to see him at An Grianan last night would argue one bit if he did.The English singer with a soft spot for Ireland (and we’ve one for him), brought his intimate gig tour to Co Donegal. And delivered a mesmerising performance.Gray apologised at the start by saying he was going to try out a few songs he’d written recently and which will appear on his next album.But he needn’t have apologised; every song old and new was beautifully delivered with his own unique voice and his own unique style.He opened with ‘Gulls’ and if that’s the calibre of his next collection, then it will be worth waiting for. ‘Skellig’ was equally impressive. Accompanied by a backing ban which included singer Lisa O’Neill (as well as a cellist) Gray went on to deliver a set which left his audience completely satisfied at the end, with some of the best numbers from his ground-breaking White Ladder album including ‘Sail Away’ thrown in for good measure.A superb performance from Gray – and a rare opportunity for fans to get so up close to one of ‘our’ greatest ever singer/songwriters.Get that album out soon David. THE INCREDIBLE DAVID GRAY THRILLS DONEGAL FANS was last modified: December 3rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:THE INCREDIBLE DAVID GRAY THRILLS DONEGAL FANS
Tags: allan kabongefufa big leagueKitara fcNdajja UniversityNoel NasasiraNyamityoborapaidah black angels Paidah Black Angels before the game against Kitara I SundayFUFA Big League 2017/18StarTimes Stadium, LugogoSunday, 20-05-2018Promotinal Playoffs-Paidah Black Angels 0 (4)-0 (2) Kitara FCChampionship Game-Nyamityobora 0 – 1 Ndejje University Paidha Black Angels will be the second team from West Nile that will feature in the Uganda Premier League next season after attaining promotion on Sunday.The Allan Kabonge led side defeated Kitara FC on penalties 4-2 after a goaless 90 minutes of play and will now join Onduparaka FC who also base in West Nile.In the 90 minutes, both teams traded half chances and there were a few talking points.Kitara’s burly center forward Serial Komakech got the best goal scoring opportunity two minutes into the second half but watched on in disbelief when the ball sailed wide of Paidah goalkeeper Stephen Odongo’s goal.Paidha Black Angels had almost a no show in front of goal as the ever reliable forwards Yudah Mugalu and Yusuf Ssozi were kept under check throughout the game.Paidha converted four penalties in the shoot out as Yudah Mugalu, Yusuf Ssozi and Substitutes Andrew Kidega and Ceaser Olega all converted from 12 yards.Ivan Kyotelekera and Samuel Adibo scored for Kitara as Billy Herbert Alinda blasted his kick over the bar.Rogers Lukwiya’s weak last kick was saved by former SC Villa Jogoo goalkeeper Odongo to send the enthusiastic crowd, players and sympathizers into excitement.Paidha Black Angels head coach Allan Kabonge “The Messiah” Kivewala achieved yet another landmark feat guiding a fourth club to top flight division.Previously Kabonge has guided Aurum Roses, Onduparaka and lately Masavu.Allan Kabonge walks around the StarTimes stadium on SundayAn estatic Kabonge lauded the efforts of his players throughout the season as he also bragged being the Messiah of football in coaching.“I am so happy but am simply so talented, said Kabonge after the game.“When am coaching, i tell my players to enjoy them selves and that was the same case today.“I educate them but all in all, that is me and am delighted by my achievements.Paidha (39 points) finished second below Ndejje University (40 points) in the FUFA Big league Elgon group to book a playoff spot.They swept Kabale Sharp in a 3-0 victory over Kabale to storm the finals.Meanwhile, in the championship match to determine the overall winner of the 2017/18 FUFA Big league final, Ndejje University overcame Mbarara based Nyamityobora 1-0.Striker Noel Nasasira who is on loan from KCCA scored the lone goal on the day.Ndejje will pocket Shs10 million as the cash prize for the winners while Nyamityobora walks away with 5 million.Paidha who finished third will take home Shs3.5 million.Other award winners:Fair play Team: Agape S.SBest Goalkeeper: Derrick Emukule (Ndejje University F.C)Top scorer: Dickens Okwi (14 Goals)MVP: Noel Nasasira (Ndejje University FC)The FUFA Big league was started in the 2009/10 season.Previous Clubs Promoted since FUFA Big league inception:2009/10: Gulu United, UTODA, Maroons2010/11: Maji Maji, Hoima Busia, BUL2011/12: Entebbe Young, Kira Young, Sports Club Victoria University2012/13: Bright Stars, CRO, Soana2013/14: Lweza, Sadolin Paints, KJT2014/15: Maroons, Jinja Municipal Council Hippos, The Saints2015/16: Onduparaka, Proline Kirinya-Jinja S.S2016/17: Masavu, Maroons, Mbarara City2017/18: Ndejje University, Nyamityobora, Paidha Black AngelsComments