Our Nation is Inspired by the Performance of our Sportswomen…PM Golding

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedOur Nation is Inspired by the Performance of our Sportswomen…PM Golding RelatedOur Nation is Inspired by the Performance of our Sportswomen…PM Golding FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding continues to be impressed and awed by the performance of Jamaica’s sportswomen at the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Championships currently underway in Berlin, Germany. Following on the victory of Gold medal winner, Brigitte Foster-Hylton and the bronze won by Delloreen Ennis-London, the Prime Minister has called on the nation to exalt all Jamaican women.“Brigitte Foster-Hylton has been a track stalwart for many years and it is a wonderful achievement for her to win a gold medal, which she richly deserves. The determination of Brigitte allowed her to realise her dreams when she claimed the 100-metre hurdles today. Coming after daunting physical setbacks that came too early in a very promising career, this is indeed her crowning glory. Her teammate and competitor at the starting block, Delloreen Ennis-London, finished with a bronze only a fraction of a second behind and her sportsmanship was on display for the world to appreciate when she congratulated Brigitte on her victory,” the Prime Minister said.“Yesterday, we had the honour of seeing Shericka Williams run a scintillating quarter mile to claim silver behind Jamaican-born Sanya Richards, who herself has overcome setbacks in an otherwise brilliant career. We cannot forget that Novlene Williams-Mills also represented Jamaica in that race, placing fourth,” he added.“At this time when so many of our women perform remarkably, we must remember that every single one of our young women needs our guidance and protection. I thank our female athletes for giving, not only excellent track performances, but delivering it with the grace and dignity that we want to see raised up in all our women,” the Prime Minister said.“Women are the backbone of every single institution in our nation, so today, I call on every parent and caregiver to spend even a few minutes to give encouragement to a Jamaican girl. Let her know that you care about her and then say something to inspire her to greatness. Through her, the nation will be exalted,” he said.center_img Our Nation is Inspired by the Performance of our Sportswomen…PM Golding SportAugust 19, 2009 RelatedOur Nation is Inspired by the Performance of our Sportswomen…PM Goldinglast_img read more

Bacolodnon blocker Santos moves to DLSU

first_imgCaroline Santos MANILA – Negrense middle blocker Caroline Santos is set to relocate to De La Salle University Lady Spikers after spending a part of her high school volleyball career with the National University Lady Bullpups.The Bacolod City native was already training with the Lady Spikers even if the team was still midway in its title-retention bid in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball.“I see myself on the green side,” Santos wrote on her Curious Cat account when asked by a netizen if she will follow her Lady Bullpups teammate Faith Nisperos at Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles.Prior to being recruited to the Lady Bulldogs, Santos suited up for the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City. She was supposed to be part of Manila team in 2019 Palarong Pambansa in Davao City but was removed following her transfer to DLSU.The 5-foot-10 Santos will join her fellow Negrenses at the Lady Spikers team in middle blocker Jessa Ordiales and Matet Espina, who was not inserted into the DLSU lineup this season due to an injury.Santos was the latest player to be recruited by the Lady Spikers the past few days as the team is preparing for the departure of some key players at the end of the ongoing season.Also committing to the Lady Spikers were 5-foot-10 Julyana Tolentino, Thea Gagate and former De La Salle Zobel Junior Lady Spikers’ Justine Nazareno and Alleiah Malaluan./PNlast_img read more

Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections

first_imgWASHINGTON |  Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress’ nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama’s law.Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was hoping to staunch his party’s rebellion, a day after the Congressional Budget Office released its report. He’s been aiming at winning Senate passage this week, before a weeklong July 4 recess that leaders worry opponents will use to weaken support for the legislation.The CBO analysis suggested some ammunition GOP leaders could use, saying the Senate bill would cut federal deficits by $202 billion more over the coming decade than the version the House approved in May. Senate leaders could use some of those additional savings to attract moderate votes by making Medicaid and other provisions more generous, though conservatives would rather use that money to reduce red ink.“You don’t want to bring something up unless you know you have the votes to pass it. But I also think we may not know if we have the votes to pass it until we bring it up,” said No. 3 GOP Senate leader John Thune of South Dakota.The projected boost in uninsured people fed concerns by moderate Republican lawmakers that the Senate measure, annulling parts of Obama’s 2010 overhaul, was too drastic. Yet conservatives were unhappy that it didn’t do enough to dismantle Obama’s law and lower premiums by repealing coverage requirements, leaving McConnell with little margin for error — the bill fails if three of the 52 GOP senators vote no.The 22 million extra Americans were just 1 million fewer than the number the budget office estimated would become uninsured under the House version. President Donald Trump has called the House bill “mean” and prodded senators to produce a package with more “heart.”Minutes after the report’s release, three GOP senators threatened to oppose a procedural vote to begin debate expected Wednesday — enough to derail the legislation.Moderate Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she would vote no. She tweeted that she favors a bipartisan effort to fix Obama’s statute but added, “CBO analysis shows Senate bill won’t do it.”Conservative Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he would oppose that motion unless the bill was changed. And fellow conservative Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said he had “a hard time believing” he’d have enough information to back that motion this week.Moderate Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., on Friday said he’d oppose the procedural motion without alterations.Those rebels were just part of McConnell’s problem. Two other conservatives — Texas’ Ted Cruz and Utah’s Mike Lee — have also said they’d vote no without revisions, and several other moderates have expressed worries about the bill’s Medicaid cuts and reductions in people with coverage.The budget office report said the Senate bill’s coverage losses would especially affect people between ages 50 and 64, before they qualify for Medicare, and with incomes below 200 percent of poverty level, or around $30,300 for an individual.In one example, the report says that in 2026 under Obama’s law, a 64-year-old earning $26,500 would pay premiums amounting to $1,700 a year, after subsidies. Under the Senate bill, that person would pay $6,500, partly because insurers would be able to charge older adults more.The Senate plan would end the tax penalty that law imposes on people who don’t buy insurance, in effect erasing Obama’s so-called individual mandate, and on larger businesses that don’t offer coverage to workers.It would let states ease Obama’s requirements that insurers cover certain specified services like substance abuse treatments, and eliminate $700 billion worth of taxes over a decade, CBO said, largely on wealthier people and medical companies that Obama’s law used to expand coverage.It would cut Medicaid, which provides health insurance to over 70 million poor and disabled people, by $772 billion through 2026 by capping its overall spending and phasing out Obama’s expansion of the program. Of the 22 million people losing health coverage, 15 million would be Medicaid recipients.CBO said that under the bill, most insurance markets around the country would be stable before 2020. It said that similar to the House bill, average premiums around the country would be higher over the next two years — including about 20 percent higher in 2018 than under Obama’s statute — but lower beginning in 2020.But the office said that overall, the Senate legislation would increase out of pocket costs for deductibles and copayments. That’s because standard policies would be skimpier than currently offered under Obama’s law, covering a smaller share of expected medical costs.In another troublesome finding for the legislation, the budget office warned that in some rural areas, either no insurer would be willing participate in the individual market or the policies offered would be prohibitively expensive. Rural America was a stronghold for Trump in the 2016 presidential election.Vice President Mike Pence invited four GOP senators to dinner Tuesday to discuss the bill, his office said: Lee and Sens. James Lankford of Oklahoma, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.___Associated Press writers Erica Werner, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Ken Thomas and Andrew Taylor contributed to this report.last_img read more

Hayden lines up again

first_imgBy Mara Pattison-SowdenHUNDREDS of thousands of teenagers voted in the state and national elections this year, but not many of…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

The art of serenity

first_imgARTY types in Berwick and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend a new event in Wilson’s Botanic Park. Paint in…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

1 change for Roscommon team v Galway

first_imgRoscommon Joint Managers Kevin Mc Stay and Fergal O Donnell tonight named their team to play Galway in the Connacht Final replay in McHale Park Castlebar on Sunday next at 3-30pm. The Ciarán Murtagh lead team shows a number of positional changes and one change in the team that started against Galway in the Connacht Final last week. Senan Kilbride returns in place of Enda Smith who was Roscommon’s goal scorer last week. This game will see Sean Mc Dermott make his 154th appearance for Roscommon   Seanie has played championship football for Roscommon since 2005 making his debut against Leitrim in the National Football League and London in the Championship.The team in full is 1 Darren O’Malley   (Michael Glaveys)2 David Murray          (Padraig Pearses)3 Sean Mullooly         (Strokestown)4 Niall McInerney       (St Brigids)5 Sean McDermott     (Western Gaels)6 John McManus         (Roscommon Gaels)7 Sean Purcell                        (Boyle)8 Niall Daly     (Padraig Pearses)9 Cathal Compton (Strokestown)10 Fintan Cregg     (Elphin)11 Conor Devaney       (Kilbride)12 David Keenan         (St Barrys)13 Cathal Cregg          (Western Gaels)14 Senan Kilbride       (St Brigids)15 Ciaran Murtagh C   (St Faithleachs)Substitutes16 Geoffrey Claffey       (Castlerea St Kevins)17 Cian Connolly        (Roscommon Gaels)18 Donie Shine            (Clann na nGael)19 Donie Smith                          (Boyle)20 Enda Smith            (Boyle)21 Fergal Lennon    ( Clann na nGael)22 Kevin Higgins   (Western Gaels)23 Niall Carty            (Padraig Pearses)24 Niall Kilroy            (Fuerty)25 Thomas Corcoran   (Strokestown)26 Ultan Harney         (Clann na nGael)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Kevin Higgins makes his return to the match day 26 and this is his first appearance on a panel under McStay and O Donnell. He underwent surgery on a shoulder injury at Christmas.last_img read more

Celtic Challenge Finals On Saturday

first_imgThe Celtic Challenge U17 Division 1 final will take place at 5.40pm on Saturday in Carlow as Galway Maroon play South Tipperary. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Full List Of Finals Are As Follows….last_img

Gavin Thornbury Signs Two-Year Contract Extension With Connacht

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Prior to joining Connacht, Thornbury spent six months in New Zealand where he played for club side Border on the North Island and helped them to victory in the Wanganui premier club competition. During that time, he also played for the Wanganui provincial representative team.  He has previously represented Ireland at Under 20 level. Commenting on the signing, Connacht Head Coach, Andy Friend said: “Gavin is a top quality player who has really impressed me and everyone at the club. He is a big powerful player who is continuing to get better and better the more he plays. He has a really bright future and has the potential to play consistently at the highest level. He will be a vital player for us in the seasons ahead.”Following his contract extension, Gavin Thornbury added: “I’m absolutely delighted to extend my contract with Connacht. I am part of an excellent squad that is full of ambition about where we can go and what we can achieve. I am really enjoying my time at Connacht and I look forward to many more games in the Connacht jersey.”center_img Connacht Rugby are delighted to announce that lock Gavin Thornbury has signed a two-year contract extension to take him up to the end of the 2020-21 season. The 24-year-old has made seventeen appearances since joining the province last season. last_img read more

London 2017 | TODAY’S SCHEDULE #ReturnToLondon

first_imgJamaica will be hunting more medals on day three of the 16th IAAF World Championships in London, England today. See the full schedule:  MORNING SESSION 4:00 AM W Long Jump Heptathlon 4:05 AM M 3000 Metres Steeplechase Heats 4:40 AM M Pole Vault Qualification4 4:55 AM M Marathon Final 5:05 AM M 400 Metres Hurdles Heats  Kemar Mowatt – Heat #1 – Lane 8 Jaheel Hyde – Heat #2 – Lane 9 Ricardo Cunningham – Heat #4 – Lane 7 5:45 AM W Javelin Throw Heptathlon Group A 5:55 AM W 400 Metres Heats  Stephenie Ann McPherson – Heat #2 – Lane 7 Shericka Jackson – Heat #3 – Lane 4 Novlene Williams-Mills – Heat #4 – Lane 4 Chrisann Gordon – Heat #6 – Lane 4 7:00 AM W Javelin Throw Heptathlon Group B 7:15 AM M 110 Metres Hurdles Heats Omar McLeod – Heat #1 – Lane 1 Ronald Levy – Heat #4 – Lane 9 Hansle Parchment – Heat #5 – Lane 5 8:00 AM W Marathon Final AFTERNOON SESSION 12:50 PM MEDAL CEREMONY – 100m  Usain Bolt – Bronze 1:00 PM W Pole Vault Final 1:05 PM W Javelin Throw Qualification A 1:10 PM W 100 Metres Semi-Final Simone Facey – Heat #1 – Lane 3 Jura Levy – Heat #1- Lane 9 Elaine Thompson – Heat #2 – Lane 4 Natasha Morrison – Heat #3 – Lane 8 1:40 PM M 400 Metres Semi-Final Nathon Allen – Heat #1 – Lane 6 Demish Gaye – Heat #3 – Lane 6 2:10 PM M 110 Metres Hurdles Semi-Final 2:30 PM W Javelin Throw Qualification Group B 2:35 PM M Shot Put Final 2:40 PM W 800 Metres Heptathlon 3:15 PM M 800 Metres Semi-Final 3:50 PM W 100 Metres Final Track #London2017 at www.jamaica-gleaner.com, watch on Television Jamaica and follow on Twitter @JamaicaGleaner #ReturnToLondonlast_img read more

UNC System president announces acting chancellor at WCU

first_imgUniversity of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings has appointed Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar to serve as acting chancellor of Western Carolina University effective Jan. 1, 2018. The official announcement is available at the UNC System website.Dr. Morrison-Shetlar will serve in this role while Chancellor David O. Belcher is out on medical leave.Chancellor Belcher issued the following statement in response to the announcement by President Spellings: “I am very grateful to Alison for her willingness to act in my stead while I am on medical leave. I know that she shares my commitment to ensuring that students at Western Carolina University receive a high-quality education and a life-changing experience. She understands our institutional values and mission, and she has the passion necessary to keep this university focused on its primary purpose – our students and their success – during this time of transition.After accepting the appointment, Provost Morrison-Shetlar issued this statement: “It is an honor to be asked to step forward to do my part to continue the good work of Chancellor David O. Belcher. I have pledged to President Spellings that I will endeavor to live up to his inspiring legacy of leadership and will, in fact, seek his wisdom and counsel on a regular basis. I also have informed her that I do not plan to seek the permanent position and will help her in any way to select the best possible successor for Chancellor Belcher. My experience serving as primary officer-in-charge when Dr. Belcher is away for extended periods of time will help provide a natural and smooth transition during this difficult time. I know the campus and community join me in sending warm thoughts and prayers to David and Susan.”last_img read more