Halliman looks to instill discipline at KTHS

first_imgLebert Halliman will be the Manning Cup football head coach at Kingston Technical High School (KTHS) next season. “Yes, this is definitely so,” Halliman confirmed to The Gleaner. “I will be taking over the reins as football coach at Kingston Technical High School as next year is their big anniversary celebration and I am hoping I can give them a gift for that,” he added. Halliman was asked why he never coached his alma mater this season. “At Excelsior (High), if you are working and you resign your job, your boss would want to know why, but this was not the case. I tendered my resignation because of certain things and they have not asked any questions. “I was going through some internal difficulties there and I think they really wanted me to go, so not hearing from them, I had to make my own decision,” explained Halliman, who is ‘ready’ to start working at KTHS. “It is a challenge,” he said. “They (KTHS) have a rich tradition in sports, but in the last 20 years they have not been doing so well, and I think it will be a challenge for me as there is a lot of inner-city youth, male and female, who need help and I think I can contribute in that area and also ensure that Kingston Technical can assist me in that area,” he continued. Halliman was asked about his immediate goals. “I have seen the team play and there is talent there, but at the same time, there is a lot of indiscipline among the players and I think they need to get organised and have that sense of wanting to represent the school. I do not think they know about the history of the school, and this is why they behave like that,” said Halliman. The coach said he had been in discussions about the job for some time. “It has been a long journey, as we have been in discussions for the past few months, and the alumni and the Kingston Technical family really wanted me to return. So I think you should take the opportunity where people want you to come and support them,” he reasoned. “If you plan to work hard and you are getting the support, your job will become easy. It was the same thing at Excelsior, they were nowhere around, as they were at the foot of the table. And in the 12 years I have served them they have done well, as we won our zone, won Manning and Walker Cup along with Colts Under-16 more than once, and it is just to take on a new challenge and work,” he said. Asked if he had any regrets leaving Excelsior, Halliman said: “Every past student wants to contribute to their old school and I think I have done enough there, but the way I left it was not the fitting way. But that is now water under the bridge.”last_img read more

Gold miner charged for ganja possession

first_imgGold miner Richard Simon of Lot 111 Fourth Avenue, Bartica (Region 7: Cuyuni-Mazaruni) was on Friday arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a cannabis possession charge alleging that on August 9, 2018, while at the Bartica Police Station, he had in his possession 61.2 grams of cannabis.Represented by defence attorney Adrian Thompson, the 27-year-old Simon denied the charge, and Thompson, in a bail application, told the court that his client has no knowledge of any other matter, previous or pending, before the court.The prosecution is contending that on the day in question, after a search was carried out on Simon’s person, the illegal substance was found, and he admitted to the offence and told officers that he uses the herb for medical purposes.Police Prosecutor Vivian Adolph objected to Simon being placed on bail, telling the court that the father of two had previously been arraigned on another charge of a similar nature.The miner was nevertheless released on $100,000 mail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who ordered Simon to report to the Bartica Police Station every Friday until completion of the matter.The case will continue on August 30.last_img read more

National Chess Champion withdraws from World Olympiad

first_imgGuyana’s National Chess Champion Wendell Meusa has announced his withdrawal from Guyana’s 10-member team scheduled to participate in the 43rd World Chess Olympiad to be held in Batumi, Georgia.Tight-lipped about the reason for his decision, the champion has issued a statement which reads, “Due to personal problems and problems with the GuyanaWendell MeusaChess Federation, I have decided to pull myself out of the National Team that will be departing for the 43rd World Chess Olympiad. My family and my integrity (mean) more to me, so I’ve decided to do this. I will be having an interview with the press tomorrow to enlighten the general public more about the reasons for my decision. I deeply apologise for any inconvenience I may have caused, and would like to thank all those who have continuously stood by me through everything. My best wishes of success go with the team.”The nine remaining members of this team, consisting of 16-year-old Nellisha Johnson, 14-year-old Sasha Shariff, National Female Champion WFM Maria Varona Thomas, CM Sheriffa Ali, Attorney-at-law Yolander Persaud, Anthony Drayton, Taffin Khan, Loris Nathoo and Glenford Corlette, are scheduled to depart for Georgia today to participate in the international competition.The 43rd World Chess Olympiad will run concurrently with the FIDE Congress wherein the World Chess Federation would elect its new president.last_img read more

Tottenham 5-3 Chelsea: Kane’s able as Spurs saunter to victory

first_img Harry Kane in action for Tottenham 1 If this is what football is like in 2015 – we’re in for a treat!A Harry Kane inspired Tottenham came from behind to beat Chelsea 5-3 at White Hart Lane in New Year’s Day’s final Premier League fixture.Diego Costa gave Chelsea the lead after 18 minutes, the Spanish striker latched onto Oscar’s shot, after Eden Hazard had hit the post, and guided the ball into the back of the net.Spurs looked dejected after the goal but the home crowd were soon roused when Kane got the home side back into the match after 30 minutes. The 21-year-old’s rasping right-foot shot beat Thibaut Courtois in the Blues goal, as the White Hart Lane faithful burst into life.Danny Rose gave Spurs the lead when he smashed home Nacer Chadli’s re-bounded shot just before the half-time break, and things got even better just moments later.Gary Cahill clattered into the back of Harry Kane inside the box and referee Phil Dowd had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Andros Townsend stepped up to take the half-time score to 3-1.Kane started the second-half like he finished the first and notched up his second after 52 minutes. The youngster turning well inside the box and cooly slotting the ball past the Courtois to enhance the home side’s lead.Chelsea weren’t going to go down without a fight though and Hazard, who was superb throughout the encounter, smartly finished after 60 minutes took the score to 4-2.But Tottenham, and that man Kane, weren’t finished. He skilfully slide though Chadli who fired home to take the score to 5-2.John Terry scored a late consolation goal to make the scoreline look more respectable but, in truth, Spurs were fully deserving of their victory.The result sees Chelsea remain top of the Premier League table, but only alphabetically, from Manchester City, while Tottenham move up to fifth, above their north London rivals Arsenal.last_img read more

U.S. coach boots Solo from squad

first_imgSolo lashed out in an interview, saying Ryan made the “wrong decision” in dropping her in favor of veteran Briana Scurry against the quick and creative Brazilians. The 36-year-old Scurry was to face Norway (overnight PDT) in a game that precedes today’s 5 a.m. PDT final between defending champion Germany and Brazil. Ryan said Solo would not even attend the Norway game. The U.S. practiced Saturday without her, and officials said she remained in China, meaning she probably will return home with the team. “We have moved forward with 20 players who have stood by each other, who have battled for each other,” Ryan said. “And when the hard times came – and the Brazil game was a hard time – they stood strong.” Solo hadn’t allowed a goal for almost 300 minutes when she was benched. Ryan chose the smaller, quicker Scurry, who led the U.S. to its last World Cup title in 1999 and held off Brazil in the 2004 Olympic final. From news services The Women’s World Cup is taking on some edge for the United States, just as the Americans are getting ready to say goodbye. U.S. coach Greg Ryan tossed goalkeeper Hope Solo off the team for today’s (overnight PDT) third-place game against Norway at Shanghai, China. His decision, which has the support of the remaining 20 players, came after he benched Solo for Thursday’s semifinal in which Brazil routed the U.S., 4-0. Captain Kristine Lilly and striker Abby Wambach said Solo apologized at a team meeting. On her myspace page, Solo wrote that she didn’t intend to criticize Scurry. She maintained, however, that Ryan’s decision was wrong. Women’s World Cup final No women’s team has been able to successfully defend a World Cup or Olympic title. Never has a team looked as likely to do so as Germany. Its test comes today against Brazil in the final of the Women’s World Cup. From the time it won its opening game, 11-0, Germany was stamped as the team to beat. It enters the final as the highest-scoring team and has gone 529 minutes without allowing a World Cup goal. U.S. plans 2018 bid The United States remains firm with plans to bid for the 2018 men’s World Cup. Sunil Gulati, president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, said the U.S. would stay as a candidate even if FIFA – the world governing body – elects by the end of the year to do away with its so-called rotation system. In MLS matches … D.C. United 4, Toronto FC 1: D.C. United extended its unbeaten streak to 11 matches with a rout of Toronto at Washington. Revolution 1, Rapids 0: Khano Smith scored in the 88th minute to lift New England past Colorado, which helps the Galaxy, at Foxborough, Mass. Red Bulls 2, Real Salt Lake 2: Juan Pablo Angel scored on a penalty kick with 10 minutes remaining and New York secured rallied for a tie at East Rutherford, N.J.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

Man pleads not guilty to going after landlord with “Lord of the Rings” ax

first_img (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ The charges stem from a Tuesday night incident at a house in the 6200 block of Hoover Avenue. Police got a call about a landlord/tenant dispute and heard that a man was wielding a double-bladed ax inside the place. The landlord wasn’t injured and escaped, according to Whittier Police spokeswoman Diana Salazar. She said Romano, who rented a room at the place, had been drinking. Police also spotted a man lying on the floor but when they later forced entry, determined that the man was drunk. Romano had holed up in a room and was taken into custody without incident. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com WHITTIER – A Whittier man pleaded not guilty today to trying to attack his landlord with a 3-foot, 2-inch-long replica ax from the “Lord of the Rings” during a dispute. Whittier Police said Joseph Anthony Romano, 30, had been told to move out. Romano, dressed in a brown jail jumpsuit, was arraigned today at Whittier Superior Court on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and vandalism. Commissioner Loren DiFrank set Romano’s bail at $120,000. Romano will be back in court Dec. 27 for a preliminary hearing.last_img read more

Depp still nicest about autographs, magazine reports

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe magazine said editors compiled input from autograph-collecting judges based in Europe, New York and California. Matt Damon is second on the list, followed by George Clooney, Jack Nicholson, Rosario Dawson, John Travolta, Katherine Heigl, Jay Leno, Dakota Fanning and Russell Crowe . Wait – Russell Crowe? The actor, who has a history of temper tantrums, ranked among the worst on last year’s list. Then he “started treating fans great: signing, taking pictures and chatting them up,” the magazine says, Will Ferrell is deemed the worst celebrity signer, followed by Tobey Maguire, Joaquin Phoenix, William Shatner, Renee Zellweger, John Malkovich, Julie Andrews, Bruce Willis, Teri Hatcher and Scarlett Johansson. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Want an autograph from Johnny Depp? Chances are, he’ll sign something for you – and not be a jerk about it. The 44-year-old actor is the most gracious celebrity – for the third year in a row – on Autograph magazine’s annual list of the 10 Best and 10 Worst Hollywood Signers. Depp is “`Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ on film – and Johnny and the Signing Factory in person,” the magazine says. “Though soft-spoken and laid-back, he likes to talk to fans and get to know them while signing,” New York autograph dealer Anthony Risi explains in the December issue, now on newsstands. “He’ll sign more than one item when he has time, too.” last_img

Prep: Saints come up short in Camino Real contest

first_img The Saints (1-19, 0-4) went on an eight-point run in the third quarter to come within 10 points, but it wasn’t enough. Senior Kim Bilbao ended the game with 16 points to lead St. Anthony. Okimoto led the Griffins with 13 points. BOYS BASKETBALL L.A. Adventist 107, Coutin 29 Shey Matale scored 21 points and Quincy Throwers had 19 to help the Eagles (16-2, 9-0) beat the visiting Wildcats in a Mulholland League game. GIRLS WATER POLO Wilson 16, Poly 11 Kendall Wootten’s eight goals helped the Bruins (8-10, 3-0) in their Moore League victory over the host Jackrabbits (3-10, 0-2). Adele Young led Poly with seven goals. Lakewood 14, Jordan 4 Senior driver Neryeda Acosta scored a game-high three goals for the Panthers but it wasn’t enough as they were beaten by the visiting Lancers in a Moore League game. El Rancho 9, Millikan 7 The visiting Dons earned a win against the Rams (8-5) in nonleague competition. Lauren Taggart had nine saves for the Rams in their loss. Downey 11, Garden Grove 5 Stephanie Rosero had five goals for the host Vikings (19-1) in a nonleague game. Karen Aguirre and Lauren Badalamenti each scored twice for Downey, ranked No. 1 by CIF in Division VI. Goalie Lauren Davis made six saves. GIRLS SOCCER Millikan 3, Poly 1 Tiana Bierman, Kerrin Stephan and Nicole Montoya had goals for the Rams (9-5-1, 3-2) in a Moore League victory over the host Jackrabbits (3-3). Millikan goalie Anna Rea made six saves. Lakewood 9, Jordan 0 Midfielders Brooke Ehinger and Allison Masumiya each scored two goals as the Lancers (11-5-2, 5-0-1) walloped the Panthers in a Moore League game. Wilson 7, Cabrillo 0 Kristina Walowski and Samantha Baker led the Bruins (11-5-3, 5-0-1) in scoring with two goals each in their Moore League win over the Jaguars (2-4). Senior Alex Aja also added a goal for the Bruins. St. Joseph 2, Rosary 1 Meera Gandhi made four saves in goal, then moved to the field and had a pair of assists for the Jesters (8-5-3, 1-2) in Serra League play. Los Alamitos 1, Fountain Valley 0 Katie Suits scored the only goal of the game to lead the Griffins (13-4-3, 4-1) past the Barons in a Sunset League game. WRESTLING Glenn 63, Cerritos 13 Robert Gomez (112 pounds), Michael Salcedo (140), Adrian Santizo (171) and Matt Granillo (215) pinned their opponents to lead the Eagles (4-0) to a Suburban League victory. La Mirada 54, Norwalk 18 Jorge Salcido (145) pinned Robert Rodriguez in 5:54 to help the Matadores (13-1, 5-0) beat the visiting Lancers in a Suburban League meet. St. John Bosco 49, Santa Margarita 18 Junior Geremy Gendreau pinned his opponent in 23 seconds at 112 pounds to lead the Braves (8-1, 3-0) past the host Eagles in a Serra League meet. Warren 54, Downey 12 Fernando Ruiz (125), Michael Beshir (130), Paul Lee (135), Jovannie Martinez (140), Keith Nieves (171) and Erik Borjas (189) all won by pin to lead the Bears (25-1, 3-0) to a San Gabriel Valley League victory. Derek Chang (103), Arrow Chhit (112), Arron Arevalos (119), Alfredo Andrade (145) and Daniel Abarca (160) also won for Warren. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Freshman Nicollette Phillips scored 18 points to lead St. Matthias High’s girls basketball team to a 56-36 victory over host St. Anthony in a Camino Real League game Thursday. Phillips led the Victorians (6-12, 2-2) in rebounds with 10 and also had six assists and five steals. Senior Dorinda Chaney scored 16 points and sophomore Angie Nova added 11 points for St. Matthias. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Montclair Prep 42, Valley Christian 37 Senior center Kristel Eddington scored 16 points and Sherrie Session had 13 but it wasn’t enough as the Mounties (18-2, 2-1) came from behind to beat the host Crusaders (8-12, 2-2) in an Olympic League game. Valley Christian led 9-7 after the first period but Eddington and Samantha Session got in foul trouble in the second quarter and that allowed Montclair Prep to take the lead for good. Los Alamitos 49, Fountain Valley 43 The Griffins (8-11, 0-5) defeated the Barons (10-10, 1-4) in Sunset League competition thanks to senior guard Jillian Okimoto going 7 for 8 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. last_img read more

HOSPITAL UNDER PRESSURE AGAIN AS 31 PATIENTS AWAIT BEDS TODAY

first_imgMore than 31 patients are currently awaiting beds at Letterkenny General Hospital.Letterkenny General Hospital – major overcrowding again today.A statement issued on behalf of the hospital said it is extremely busy with “above average of very ill patients” needing care.The statement says “The Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital is extremely busy today with above average numbers of very ill patients requiring admission to the hospital. There are currently 31 patients requiring admission to beds.” Members of the public are asked to avoid attending the Emergency Department if possible and to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance.And the statement warned “Non-emergency cases attending the Emergency Department will experience lengthy delays.”The hospital said it regrets any inconvenience to patients and their families and is taking all steps to deal with the situation including curtailing non-emergency surgery and strengthening discharge planning.  HOSPITAL UNDER PRESSURE AGAIN AS 31 PATIENTS AWAIT BEDS TODAY was last modified: January 13th, 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) Tags:bedsdonegalhsopitalletterkenny generallast_img read more

AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM IS DIFFICULT BUT DOABLE – McHUGH

first_imgFine Gael TD for Donegal North East, Joe McHugh, has made a direct pitch to the group of American legislators who now hold the key to the futures of 50,000 Irish citizens who live in the USA without documentation.Joe McHugh TDThe Immigration Reform Bill 2013 has been passed by the Democrat controlled US Senate, and is now before the US House of Representatives, where the Republican Party holds a parliamentary majority.Boston College and the US State Department brought Deputy McHugh and eleven other policy makers from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to Boston and Washington DC in September to contribute to the Joined-up and Crosscutting Thinking in Policy Development Programme. Whilst in Boston and Washington, Deputy McHugh met with immigration reform advocacy groups and with a number of Congressmen and American political leaders to push for visa status for Irish citizens who are undocumented in America.Deputy McHugh said: ‘The US Senate has passed the Immigration Reform 2013 Bill, which offers visa status to immigrants who live in the USA without documentation.“The legislation will become law if it is passed by the US House of Representatives and then signed by President Obama. President Obama has indicated that he will sign the Bill, so its enactment now relies on the House of Representatives, which has a Republican Party majority.“Members of the House of Representatives now hold the key to the futures of 50,000 Irish citizens who live in the USA without documentation, 12,000 of whom live in the greater Boston area. Enactment of this legislation would enable undocumented Irish citizens to return home to visit loved ones, without fear of not being able to get back into the USA’. Deputy McHugh pointed out that deportation of the 11 million people who live illegally in the USA would cost the American taxpayers $285 billion.“I emphasised this point to Congressmen whom I met in Boston and Washington DC earlier this month, including Congressman Kevin Brady (Republican, Texas), Chairperson of the Congress Joint Economic Committee, who described the immigration reform legislation as ‘difficult but doable’. I also emphasised the increased contribution that the 50,000 affected Irish immigrants would be able to make to America, were they to be granted visa status.“I will continue to engage with the legislators whom I met about this Immigration Reform Bill, and this week I have written to 41 key Republic Congressmen, to emphasise the benefits for America of enacting the new law.“I have also raised the matter in the Dáil this week with An Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, who is making a strong case for reform on behalf of the Irish Government.” AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM IS DIFFICULT BUT DOABLE – McHUGH was last modified: September 27th, 2013 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) Tags:Joe McHughUS Immigration Reformlast_img read more