Western BureauMost coaches prowl the touchline from their designated coach’s area, many are often found seated with steely-eyed fixation on the action on the field of play, but St Elizabeth Technical High School’s (STETHS) head coach, Omar Wedderburn, kneels for the entire duration of a game.His unique vantage point, he asserts, gives him a different perspective from most and affords him thinking time to plot strategies and tactics in real time.Wedderburn has made the one-knee pose his own among local football coaches and, with it, he has laced up a string of successes only few can even match.Known in some circles as the ‘philosophical coach’, Wedderburn has managed to groom a STETHS team he took control of after former head coach Andrew Edwards left for rivals Munro College in 2012.”We have to give Andrew credit for what he achieved at STETHS. He was the one who set us on this path. I only continued where he left the programme, adding my own flavour to it,” Wedderburn said.WINNING FORMULASince then, he has been instrumental in guiding them to two daCosta Cup crowns, reaching the final in five straight years, serving as Edwards’ assistant for the 2011 and 2012 teams that lost in the final to Rusea’s and Glenmuir, respectively.Wedderburn found the winning formula in 2013 when he guided STETHS to the daCosta Cup title, lost to Clarendon College in the 2014 final, then stormed back to lift the title for a fifth time in the school’s history in 2015.In that time, they have racked up an amazing six-successive Ben Francis knockout titles, and could make it seven on the trot when they tackle Lennon High in the final this afternoon.”It is true that a team adopts the coach’s personality and attitude. I am happy my players see me as a role model and have adopted the winning mentality. It is always about being first for me,” the STETHS coach stated.”I have had success, but it’s not me alone. We have built a great system here at STETHS. The principal, all the teachers, students, and even the security personnel, have bought into it,” Wedderburn reasoned.-P.C.
Hailing from a country hard hit by poverty with fewer opportunities, if any, for the less privileged, international Liberian rap star Jon Bricks has established the Zama Plus Foundation International to help support the less fortunate in society.The Liberian HipCo rapper hopes that with this new organization, he will be able to give back to the same society that made him by creating educational opportunities for his compatriots.Upon his return to Liberia last year, Jon Bricks made a donation of food items valued at over US$500 to Orphan Relief and Rescue, a local NGO, and Francis Gaskin Rescue Home for Children, an orphanage. Concerned about this latest development LIB Life caught up with the star to talk about his new initiative.LIB Life: What inspired you to establish this NGO that intends to support the less fortunate?JB: I got inspired to establish a charity organization through my experiences back in Liberia, seeing the needs and aspirations of young unfortunate kids after traveling the 14 out of the 15 counties in 2008. I once told my self that I would one day fulfill this dream because I know what it means to be in need. LIB Life: How will this newly established organization get funds to support its projects?JB: The team aims to raise funds through solicitations, public means and personal contributions locally or internationally. The organization will first be launched on the 3rd show of my Diva Dream live concert along with Chinese super star Zheng Zheng in Liberia next month on February 14 on Bernard beach.I’m coming to Liberia for three shows, and 50% of the funds generated from these concerts will go toward implementation of the foundation’s future projects. The account number of the organization will be announced the same date of the launch so we can get donation from the public as well; we look forward to everyone’s support.LIB Life: Please tell us the services that Zama Foundation International will engage in?JB: We want to engage in providing food, clothing and shelter for these under privileged children. We also look forward to providing educational materials to these kids, if possible. We will also try to find sponsors for some of these kids to help them with their education and well being in the nearest future. We hope and pray that we get the support we need as time goes by. LIB Life: What’s the meaning behind the name Zama, and your vision for the foundation in the coming years?JB: Zama Plus Foundation International represents hope, love and peace; and doing charity is part of me because it’s stated in the Bible: “Blessed is the hand that Giveth.” In the next few years, we look forward to seeing more kids back in school, more kids having the requisite necessities like food, clothes and shelter. We hope to expand into more developments as we grow. I’m mostly known as Zama, which represents status positively, and the organization’s name came through the combination of Zama Records and Royal Plus International, that is run by my local manager. So we decided to call it Zama Plus Foundation International. LIB Life: Do you have an office space?JB: We currently have our office space in Paynesville on the Benson Hospital Road, fully equipped and ready to get started. Our teams are all set – myself, along with Prince Jallah and Bill Passaway and few others. LIB Life: To what extent has charity affected your career and how do you feel about associating with the less fortunate?JB: I’m still trying to move my career to higher heights but again I’m grateful for where God has taken me presently because I truly know both hard and good times.I’m grateful; therefore, I can’t pay him back for all the things done in my life. All I can do is to share the little I have with others that do not have. Giving back means a lot. It is not that I’m that rich guy but I honestly know what it means to have nothing. LIB Life: Thanks for the interview, anything else to add?JB: I would like to thank everyone for their continual support of my career, physically or morally; I’m grateful most especially to my loyal fans. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Over 7.6 million people in tuned in to French television channel TF1 to see France thump Italy 3-1 in Nice © AFP / VALERY HACHEPARIS, France, Jun 2 – Over 7.6 million viewers tuned in to French television’s TF1 to see France thump Italy 3-1 in Nice in their second World Cup warm up game, according to figures released on Saturday.The Friday evening prime time slot featuring a sumptuous goal from Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele only just edged out Monday’s viewing figures of 6.9 million who tuned in to watch France beat Ireland 2-0 in a deluge. Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti grabbed the opening goal before Italy cut the deficit before the break through Leonardo Bonucci.French poster boy and playground favourite Antoine Griezmann, also reported to be joining Barcelona, added a second from the penalty spot before Dembele’s lob stole the show.TF1 will show 28 World Cup games from the World Cup which gets underway in two weeks across Russia.Before that Didier Deschamps’ France host the United States, who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, next Saturday in Lyon in their final warm up game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
BUSINESS: UPTOWN CAFÉ has been an incredible success since it opened its doors last year.The popular Café is one of the most successful in the town and strives to provide first-class customer service excellence and top-class food for its customers. To celebrate ONE-YEAR trading – owner Manus Kelly has launched a string of sensational specials this week!Below are some of the mouth-watering offers currently available in-store.“Daily Double Up” – Double loyalty points for all café purchases from 3pm to 5pm every day!“Fill me Up” -Afternoon tea/coffee with Wrap or Bloomer Sandwich only €5 per person everyday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm“Love your downtime.” – Homemade Apple Pie served with Fresh Cream & Ice Cream and Tea or Coffee only €5per person every day from 3pm to 5pm.“Love your downtime.” Uptown baked Malteser Cheesecake and tea or coffee only €5 per person.“Perk me up” – Uptown baked speciality breads and scones served with tea or coffee for 2 people only €5 from 9am to 11am every day.Love your downtime. 🙂 LOVE YOUR DOWNTIME AT UPTOWN CAFE – CHECK OUT THEIR BRILLIANT WEEKLY SPECIALS was last modified: December 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessNotices
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals Police say Yun told his children he was taking them to a movie, and told his wife, whom he separated from two weeks before, that they would be home later that evening. Witnesses told police Yun argued with his daughter and pushed her in the back seat shortly before the SUV burst into flames. Yun jumped into the front seat and later rolled out onto the ground, authorities said. Police have said they believe the killings were tied to Yun’s recent estrangement from his wife. Yun may have also been distraught over a gambling debt, his wife told police. Yun was charged April 14, but didn’t make his first court appearance until May 8 because he had been hospitalized for burns suffered in the blaze. He was brought into court in a wheelchair Monday. The murder charges include the special-circumstance allegations of multiple murders and murder during the commission of an arson. The district attorney’s office has not decided whether to seek the death penalty. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of killing his two children by setting his sport utility vehicle on fire with them inside pleaded not guilty Monday to murder charges. Dae Kwon Yun, 54, entered the plea through his attorney. Superior Court Commissioner James N. Bianco ordered Yun to remain jailed without bail pending his next court appearance June 26, when a date is to be set for a hearing on whether there is enough evidence to require him to stand trial. Yun’s attorney, Casey Lilienfeld, told reporters outside court it was too early to comment on the case. Yun is accused of placing his 11-year-old daughter Ashley and 10-year-old son Alexander in his SUV and setting it ablaze in a downtown alley. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Letterkenny Town Council is to seek an urgent meeting with management of Letterkenny General Hospital amidst concerns that it is facing a funding crisis.The hospital is reported to be facing a deficit of between €6 and €8 million.Now Town Mayor Cllr Gerry McMonagle has called on all his fellow councilors to come together and hold emergency talks with hospital management. The Sinn Fein councilor said this was not a time to play politics and the interest of the people of Letterkenny and Donegal must be put first.Cllr Mc Monagle said “That a lot of concerned constituents have over the course of the last few weeks been raising with me the ongoing problems with continued over crowding and cancellations of Day surgery procedures at the hospital.“I am concerned that the progress made in recent times in the area of elective surgery and cancer services will be lost.“As elected representatives I believe we have a duty to ensure that the best possible health care is available to the people if and when they need it. “Therefore I have requested that the hospital meet with a delegation from the Town Council to update us on the current situation at the hospital,” he said.TALKSThe call comes as management at the hospital travelled to Dublin for crisis talks with the Department of Health over its current situation.As well as budget over-runs, there is concern about the continuing delay in the opening of the new €22 million Accident and Emergency Unit.Among those calling for an update on the opening of the new unit and budget over-runs is Cllr Ciaran Brogan. Cllr Brogan said he wants assurances about patient care and the impact on services because of the financial constraints in the coming weeks and months.EndsLETTERKENNY COUNCIL TO HOLD EMERGENCY TALKS WITH HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT OVER FUNDING CRISIS was last modified: July 2nd, 2011 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:Letterkenny General HospitalMayor Gerry McMonagle
Mark McHugh battles for possession in the snow during their superb extra-time win over Queen’s University Belfast last night.There was delight for Martin McHugh and his sons Ryan and Mark after their Sligo IT side defeated Queen’s University Belfast in a thrilling contest played in atrocious weather conditions.Heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures in Belfast last night almost resulted in this crucial encounter being postponed.However, Groundsmen at ‘The Dub’ in Belfast managed to get the match on but conditions were far from ideal. Sligo settled the better and a goal from Evan Regan put them in a commanding position.Queen’s fought back and went in at half-time trailing by just a point.In the second-period Queen’s took control of the match and levelled the contest which took the game into extra-time.Queen’s then missed a glorious opportunity to seal victory when Ryan Murray missed a penalty. That spurred Sligo IT on and they sealed a superb four-point win.It was a brilliant result for Sligo IT and that now sets up a quarter-final clash with UCC.Mark McHugh tweeted afterwards that it was ‘One of the most difficult match I’ve ever played in’. DELIGHT FOR MCHUGH FAMILY AS SLIGO IT PROGRESS IN SIGERSON CUP COMPETITION was last modified: January 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMark McHughMartin McHughnewsRyan McHughSigerson Cupsligo itSport
20 November 2015Nadine Gordimer was “a powerful voice for change in South African politics, (who) moved untold thousands with the pathos of her sparse, penetrating narratives”, Google wrote in its tribute to the writer on its corporate website. Gordimer is the focus of one of its popular doodles to mark her 92nd birthday on 20 November 2015.Gordimer, who died in July 2014, was one of South Africa’s iconic anti-apartheid crusaders. She won the Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature for her epic but thoughtful works that dealt with the moral and racial complexities of South Africa in the 20th century.The doodle features Gordimer labouring in her study, where she typically worked from early morning into the late afternoon, as imagined by artist Lydia Nichols. In a style befitting Gordimer’s prose, Nichols exercised restraint by using only three colours, layered to create texture and subtle variation.Gordimer, who attended just one year of university, was once asked how she had developed such a sophisticated command of the language in the absence of any formal training. “From reading,” she said. “And living, of course.”Source: Google
Chennai’s road to final in IPL-4Here’s how Chennai IPL team, lead by India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni reached the final of the IPL season 4.DateTimeNo.Match DetailsVenueResult8-Apr-1120:001stChennai vs KolkataChennaiChennai won by 2 runsscorecard | report 13-Apr-1116:009thPunjab vs ChennaiMohaliPunjab won by 6 wicketsscorecard | report 16-Apr-1116:0014thChennai vs BangaloreChennai Chennai won by 21 runsscorecard | report18-Apr-1120:0018thKochi vs ChennaiKochi Kochi beat Chennai by 7 wicketsscorecard | report22-Apr-1120:0025thMumbai vs ChennaiMumbaiMumbai won by 8 runsscorecard | report 25-Apr-1120:0029thChennai vs PuneChennaiChennai won by 25 runsscorecard | report 27-Apr-1116:0031stPune vs ChennaiNavi Mumbai Chennai won by 8 wicketsscorecard | report1-May-1120:0039thChennai vs HyderabadChennai Chennai won by 19 runsscorecard | report4-May-1116:0043rdChennai vs RajasthanChennai Chennai won by 8 wicketsscorecard | report7-May-1116:0048thKolkata vs ChennaiKolkataKolkata won by 10 runs (D/L)scorecard | report 9-May-1120:0052ndRajasthan vs ChennaiJaipur Chennai won by 63 runsscorecard | report12-May-1120:0056thChennai vs DelhiChennai Chennai won by 18 runsscorecard | report18-May-1120:0064thChennai vs KochiChennaiChennai won by 11 runsscorecard | report22-May-1116:0069thBangalore vs ChennaiBangalore Bangalore won by 8 wicketsscorecard | report24-May-1120:0071stBangalore vs Chennai, Qualifier 1Mumbai Chennai won by 6 wicketsscorecard | report