THE Mico University College launched its first 5K Run/Walk last Friday at the college campus on Marescaux Road, Cross Roads.Set for Sunday, October 30, the event will start at 7 a.m. at the gates of the Mico campus on Marescaux Road. Funds from the event will go to the Pre-University Men’s Programme (PUMP).At Friday’s launch, President of the Mico University College Dr Asburn Pinnock spoke about the importance of the PUMP programme which started in 2008.”Recently, a University of the West Indies researcher revealed that more than 76 per cent of the teachers in the classrooms are females, and this has since rekindled the discussion regarding male marginalisation in our education system. We aim to balance this equation by providing opportunities for more men to be qualified as teachers”, said Pinnock. “While our PUMP programme is geared mainly to matriculate students to access teacher-education programmes here at Mico I believe we can also expand to include certification in music, physical education, art , animation , entrepreneurial and other professional development courses,” stated Pinnock.RACING ROUTEChairman of the organising committee for the event, Ian Forbes of Sherwin Williams, spoke about the route which will see the runners starting at the college gate on Marescaux Road then up on to Caledonia Avenue, left Tom Redcam Drive, straight across Oxford Road, right on to Knutsford Road, down Tom Redcam Drive, right on to Caledonia Avenue, then back to Marescaux Road, ending at the campus gate.There will be prizes for the top-three male and female finishers and several other categories including males and females ages 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. Entry fees will see students with IDs paying $500, and $800 for Groups of 20, while it will be $1,000 for other individuals.PUMA sportswear will be the major sponsors of the event. The company was represented by Juliet Campbell.
Character and fight Captain of the Jamaica Scorpions Nikita Miller is expressing satisfaction with the state of the team heading into their return-leg matches in the WICB Regional Super50 Tournament in Barbados. The Scorpions are second in Group B on nine points behind leaders Barbados Pride, who are on 19 points. This is after recording two wins and two defeats in their four matches so far. Tomorrow they will play Combined Campuses and Colleges, who they lost to in the first-leg at Kensington Oval. “I was very, very pleased with our returns in our last two games,” said Miller. “We lost against Barbados by one wicket, but I was pleased with the character and fight we showed,” said Miller. “We then took that momentum into the game against ICC Americas where post a good total, and defended it well.” The Scorpions against the Americas batted first and posted 251 for five with all-rounder Roman Powell hitting 56 not out and out-of-form opener John Campbell, who was demoted to the middle order, getting 66 not out. Middle-order batsman Andre McCarthy, who was left out the team in the opening two games, also chipped in with 63. ICC Americas were then held to 187 with leg-spinner Damion Jacobs claiming five for 24. “It’s always good when you win a game as it gives the team a lot of confidence,” Miller emphasised. “Coming against CCC we need to repeat such a performance including whatever overs we are allotted we have to use all, and, once we do that I believe we will be OK.” The group contains five teams, including the Guyana Jaguars, with the top two down to progress to the semi-finals.
Dear Editor,Professor Justice Duke Pollard’s letter “Lowe’s conclusion on case before CCJ was spurious” in another section of the media, which criticises Mr Sherwood Lowe for expressing his views in a letter “Mendez has shifted the CCJ gaze from Article 1 to Article 9 of the Constitution” in that same paper, exposes the fact that Professor Pollard is ‘singing for his supper’ – more so when you consider that he attempts to discount the views of a Guyanese, who has not been pro-PPP, but has been consistent in his expressions since I first met him in the early 2000s.Lowe, in his letter, makes it clear that he disagreed with the ruling of former CJ Chang, who found in favour of Cedric Richardson, in the case where presidential term limits have been challenged. However, he has also said that given the arguments made on behalf of Richardson, in the appeal before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the CCJ would be hard-pressed to reject these.Professor Pollard, who serves as a Legal Advisor to Attorney General Basil Williams (a post he has held since May 4, 2017) sought to discount Lowe’s comments. Editor, I submit that rather than respond to Lowe, he could have used his time to advise his boss on his misleading comments – rather than go after someone with more credibility.Williams sought to convey the impression at the CCJ that the issue of term limits was not only signed into law – as a change to Guyana’s constitutional provisions in 2001 – but was part of the agreement detailed in the Herdmanston Accord. Editor, as it relates to constitutional changes, the Accord makes it clear that:“The matters to be addressed by the Constitutional Reform Commission will be measures and arrangements for the improvement of race relations in Guyana, including the contribution which equal opportunities, legislation and concepts drawn from the Caricom Charter of Civil Society can contribute to the cause of justice, equity and progress in Guyana.” There was never any mention of term limits in the Accord. Moreover, Act No 1 of 1999 addresses the Terms of Reference for the Constitution Reform Commission Act and, again, there is no mention of Term Limits.Why did Professor Pollard fail to address this, if he is intent on public declarations of what comments are “spurious” and what is not?Multiple missteps made by Williams have been unaddressed by Professor Pollard, in his capacity as Williams’ Legal Advisor. Why did Pollard not address the seeming conflict of interest where the grandson, Richard Layne, of another paid Legal Advisor (James Patterson) of the Attorney General, who led the case at the CCJ, is the judicial assistant to the CCJ President, Sir Byron, according to his LinkedIn profile? This is important, particularly given the loose talk from the Attorney General, which we are all privy to.Sincerely,Peter R Ramsaroop
Colonel Anthony K. Souh, Director General of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA), has commended the United States government for its continued support to Liberia through the DEA.Col. Souh made the commendation yesterday at the DEA headquarters in Fiamah, Sinkor during a farewell program hosted in honor of Madam Sally Schlegel, outgoing Country Director of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia.INL works to keep Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries including Liberia deliver justice and fairness by strengthening its police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores. Based on this, Col. Souh described the U.S. government as the brains behind the transformation of the LDEA to attain their present level of international standard.He then used the occasion to caution officers of the LDEA to stand firm in combating dangerous drugs in the country to save young Liberians from being contaminated by the use of various forms of illicit drugs.In her remarks, Madam Sally Schlegel praised the administration and employees of the LDEA for the level of support they accorded her during her tenure with the agency. She added: “I had good working relationship with the DEA.”Schlegel has now been replaced by Amy Schmisseur, another female American, as the new Country Director of the INL. She was briefly introduced to the DEA administration. Madam Schmisseur expressed her gratefulness for coming to Liberia and to work alongside the LDEA in order to make the entity more viable and stronger in their collaborative fight against drug-trafficking.She then lauded the efforts of the LDEA Director General “for his brilliant work to curtail the influx of illicit drugs into the country…prior to my coming, I was already informed about the good job the LDEA was doing by their actions to fight the importation of illicit drugs and its associated crimes on a daily basis.” Madam Schmisseur said fighting dangerous drugs suspected traffickers is something that needs consolidated effort by everyone, noting, “I will assist the LDEA in its drive to ensure that the necessary logistical and other supports to enhance their work are available.” The ceremony was climaxed with the gowning of outgoing INL Country Director Schlegel by the DEA for her “invaluable services rendered the agency over the years.” She served in Liberia from a little over four years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Kamal Ramkarran was unanimously re-elected unopposed as President of the Bar Association when the body held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday at the Victoria Law Courts, Georgetown.Robin Stoby, S.C. and Teni Housty were also unanimously re-elected unopposed to their posi-tions of Vice-President. Similarly, Pauline Chase was re-elected as Secretary and Devindra Kis-soon as Treasurer. Keoma Griffith was elected as the new Assistant Secretary of the Association, while Jamela Ali, Timothy Jonas, Sanjeev Datadin, Arudranauth Gossai, Sonia Parag and Alanna Lall were elected to the remaining six seats on the Council.
1 As England’s Group B match with Wales at Euro 2016 kicked off in Lens, supporters back home were hailing Joe Hart for his passion.The Manchester City goalkeeper was seen rallying his troops in the tunnel before captain Wayne Rooney led the team out onto the pitch.And once on the field, Hart belted out a stirring rendition of God Save The Queen before kick off.You can see what supporters said about Hart on Twitter below… England stars Joe Hart and Wayne Rooney
IN DEMAND 1 LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool want a fee of £20m for Ings, who they signed from Burnley for less than half that in 2015.According to the Sun, Southampton are willing to pay around £10m, with extras on appearances – relating to the fact he has suffered multiple injuries while with the Reds. Latest Transfer News RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LATEST Southampton have reportedly made a bid to sign Liverpool striker Danny Ings.Saints manager Mark Hughes is understood to be keen on taking the 25-year-old down to the South Coast after a lacklustre spell at Anfield. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on TOP WORK Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Ings played eight Premier League games last season, scoring once three-way race Crystal Palace are also interested in the forward, though the Saints have taken the lead by lodging an official bid.Liverpool and Southampton have done plenty of business together in recent years and so Mark Hughes will undoubtedly be hoping that relationship can be utilised in their favour. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade
1 Sane was left out of Germany’s squad for the 2018 World Cup 📋 Here’s Joachim #Löw’s squad for our Nations League opener vs. France and friendly vs. Peru #DieMannschaft #GERFRA #GERPER pic.twitter.com/nzlDB4GMKK— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) August 29, 2018 The Manchester City winger was a shock exclusion from the country’s World Cup squad for the summer’s tournament in Russia.Without him, the 2014 champions succumbed to a humiliating group stage elimination and a turbulent spell has followed surrounding Mesut Ozil’s controversial international retirement.Germany now return to the international stage for the first time since their 2-0 defeat to South Korea in Kazan.They face France in the UEFA Nations League on September 6, followed by Peru in a friendly on September 9. Leroy Sane has been restored to the Germany squad by manager Joachim Loew.Die Mannschaft announced their 23-man selection on Wednesday ahead of upcoming matches against France and Peru.
Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Jansson explains why he prefers Brentford boss Frank to ‘mental’ Bielsa Most popular Leeds news Leeds go top of Championship with win over Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield It’s not quite finished yet but well happy with this so far. #ElLoco #Bielsa #lufc #alaw #mot pic.twitter.com/D3FM9Gqejn— Ryan Fieldhouse (@ryanfieldhouse) September 3, 2018“My family asked me why I was doing it, but I’ve always been a bit compulsive,” he told Leeds Live.“I’ve got a lot of stick for it, but I know someone else will get it done soon and I wanted to be first.“When I started reading about him I thought: ‘What are Leeds doing getting a manager of this calibre in?’“It’s a step-up from the days of [Dave] Hockaday!“He’s got such a massive following around the world from some of the biggest coaches in the world.” ROUND-UP compared WHITE KNIGHT Haaland signs Man United kit amid £76m rumours… and posts Leeds pic too PLAY HIM Leeds back on top: What happened in the Championship on Tuesday night? BRAGGING RIGHTS How Ronaldinho ‘tricked’ Brazil teammate into joining Man United over Leeds Marcelo Bielsa already has a special place in the heart of Leeds fans and, in one case, his skin.Six games into the Championship season and with United sitting at the top of the table, Ryan Fieldhouse, 32, decided it was about time to get the manager’s image tattooed on his body.And not just that, he got the Argentine sitting on his bucket seat, too, as you can see from his tweet. Ljungberg ‘feels sorry’ for on-loan Arsenal man over lack of game time impact coming soon? round up Bristol City beat Fulham, QPR win for first time since October, Leeds go top RESULTS SOMETHING’S RON Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly
2 “Liverpool have improved a lot, they managed to reach the final last year and they started the season very well.“I think they have become one of the strongest teams in Europe. They have a great physical condition, they play with intensity and so they manage to overcome the challenges of the Champions League.”Ancelotti said he was surprised by the appointment of Hungarian Viktor Kassai as referee.The Italian criticised the official in April 2017, saying he “wasn’t up to the task” of a Champions League quarter-final after his Bayern Munich side were eliminated by Real Madrid, with midfielder Arturo Vidal sent off. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow BEST OF RANKED Liverpool thrashed Napoli in pre-season England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Ancelotti has praised Klopp’s Liverpool silverware Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted their pre-season friendly hammering by Liverpool highlighted exactly how not to play against Jurgen Klopp’s side.The Reds were 5-0 winners when the pair met in the Aviva Stadium in early August, with goals from James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno. Ancelotti, facing Liverpool for the ninth time in his decorated career, knows they cannot afford to be as open against a team he rates as one of the best in Europe.“The Dublin match is an experience, it has taught us many things, for example how not to play against Liverpool,” he said.“It was a friendly match, we did not want to focus on the opponent.“The test will be very difficult, we will not have much time to think about what to do on the pitch, but we have a lot of confidence for tomorrow’s match and we will do it. REVEALED “Kassai reminds me of a bad memory for my former team and I am surprised by this appointment,” said Ancelotti.“Not a long time has passed. Time usually heals things, but does not cancel them.”Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne, who has scored five times this season with three in last three, singled out Roberto Firmino as Liverpool’s key man.“Firmino is the most decisive player because he comes to play between the lines and opens the spaces to his team-mates,” he said.“I hope together with my team-mates to put them in trouble and be able to make chances.”