Jamaican Rugby League Team Ends UK Tour

first_imgJamaican Rugby League Team Ends UK Tour SportAugust 30, 2010 RelatedJamaican Rugby League Team Ends UK Tour FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica’s National Rugby League team will end a two-week tour of England, during which they scored their first international win against professionals, on Monday.The team beat the Hull team in the prestigious Carnegie Floodlit Nines tournament, the most competitive Nines competition in the Northern Hemisphere. The Jamaican team did not win the tournament, but beating Hull, the defending champion, was a major boost for them.National coach, Dean Thomas, told JIS news that the tour of England, including their participation in the tournament, was part of the team’s preparation for the Rugby League World Cup qualifying competition in 2011.“Each year we are improving, and it gives the Jamaican players international experience, playing with and against professionals in the super league in England,” Mr. Thomas said.The team also played against the Great Britain Community Lions, on August 22. Ten Jamaican-based players teamed up with seven UK-based players for the match at the South Leeds Stadium. The Great Britain Community Lions are an officially recognised squad representing the Amateur Rugby League in Great Britain.Jamaica’s team captain, Andre Reid, said that the UK visit was a good experience for the team. He added that Rugby League was a fast growing sport in Jamaica and there were now five Rugby League clubs in the Corporate Area’s first division, three in St. Catherine and three University teams, in addition to school teams.The Jamaicans paid a courtesy call on Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson, on Friday (August 27).The High Commissioner congratulated them on their progress, and confirmed the Government’s committed to sports development. He said he had no doubt that Jamaica would continue to do well in the sport.The Jamaica Rugby League Association was established in July of 2004, and the inaugural season kicked off in 2005. The League is support by volunteers and companies, including Global Insurance and Virgin Atlantic, in addition to support from Bradford College and the University of Bradford in England. RelatedJamaican Rugby League Team Ends UK Tourcenter_img RelatedJamaican Rugby League Team Ends UK Tour Advertisementslast_img read more

March Against Crime and Teenage Pregnancy in Clarendon

first_imgRelatedMinistry of Youth and Culture Builds Out Capacity Photo: ContributedMembers of the Clarendon Parish Development Committee Benevolent Society, with banner displayed, distribute handbills during an anti-crime march through Lionel Town in Clarendon, recently. RelatedCDA on Hand to Support Grieving Families, says Youth Minister March Against Crime and Teenage Pregnancy in ClarendonJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsHundreds of business operators, workers, residents and students of Lionel Town, Clarendon, protested against crime and other social challenges facing the parish at a march throughout the town last Friday, January 30.The event was organised by the Clarendon Youth and Child Protection Committee (CYCPC).Data garnered in the crafting of the Clarendon Local Sustainable Development Plan is showing an upsurge in teenage pregnancy as well as criminal behaviour in schools.center_img RelatedGrounation to Focus on Drums March Against Crime and Teenage Pregnancy in Clarendon CultureFebruary 4, 2015Written by: Shelly-Ann Irving Hundreds of business operators, workers, residents and students of Lionel Town, Clarendon, protested against crime and other social challenges facing the parish at a march throughout the town last Friday, January 30.The event was organised by the Clarendon Youth and Child Protection Committee (CYCPC).Data garnered in the crafting of the Clarendon Local Sustainable Development Plan is showing an upsurge in teenage pregnancy as well as criminal behaviour in schools.Chairperson for the CYCPC, Melbourine McPherson, said that the march was to draw attention to the issues and also voice the group’s condemnation.“The data shows that there is an increasing number of gangs in our schools. This committee is made up mainly of young people and we want to say as young people that we are against criminal activities and teenage pregnancy,” she said.“We sometimes think that persons understand what is happening and we also assume that they know what to do, not realising that they sometimes do not. Society does not provide good role models for our children; we have some dysfunctional families and we must address these issues,” she contended.The day’s activities were guided by the theme: ‘Put Eh Dung, No…Yuh Nuh Ready’.“We believe this theme encapsulates all that we want to say. ‘Put Eh Dung’ is addressing crime and violence, the guns, drugs. ‘No…Yuh Nuh Ready’, we are talking about teenage pregnancy. We have young people thinking that they are ready to become parents when in reality some of them do not have parents to emulate,” she lamented.The march started at Watsonton Primary, and travelled through Lionel Town before ending at the Paisley Community Centre.Miss McPherson expressed gratitude to the supporters of the march including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Child Development Agency (CDA), Custos of Clarendon, William Shagoury; the Clarendon Parish Development Committee Benevolent Society, the Citizen Security and Justice Programme, and Men With a Message.Miss McPherson also thanked the students and the residents for coming out in their numbers.Meanwhile, Lionel Town resident, Nordia Brown, told JIS News that her hope is for more persons to have an “eye opening experience” regarding what is happening in Clarendon.“More people need to…recognise the seriousness of crime and teenage pregnancy. Even once per week, we hear of how children are affected by crime. I believe this march will help persons to see that this is not right and that they need to speak out against these issues affecting young people,” she said.Head Boy of Alley Primary and Junior High School, Adrian Mundle, who also participated in the march, is encouraging students to abstain from sexual activities as well as drugs and violence.“Jamaica is the most beautiful country in the whole world, and violence and beauty do not mix,” he said.The CYCPC, through this and other initiatives, positively contributes to Vision 2030, which aims to make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business.Next on the committee’s agenda is the Clarendon Children’s Conference (Triple C), to be held in May. Advertisementslast_img read more

GBI Investigating 10 Police Shootings In 11 Days

first_img Police across Georgia have shot 10 people in a recent 11-day period, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. That’s more than double the usual rate of excessive force cases the bureau is called in to investigate – two a week.“When you have so many that happen in such a short amount of time it is very taxing,” GBI spokesperson Rich Bahan said. “So we’ve had to reach out to other sister units within the bureau to come in and help out with the investigations.”Rich said investigators have been pulled from drug and gambling units to help with the high volume of police shooting cases.“Numbers-wise, we are about where we were with officer involved shootings this time last year,” Bahan said. “Up until about 10 days ago we thought maybe we were going to have fewer this year.”At least six out of the last 10 shootings have been fatal. Share Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Add to My List In My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Hoboken Councilman Mello to seek re-election on Romano’s mayoral ticket

first_imgElectionsHoboken DeGise: Hudson County ‘determined’ to get out of ICE contract following Essex decision Hoboken Councilman Mello to seek re-election on Romano’s mayoral ticket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By John Heinis – August 14, 2017 1:29 pm 3 Community Waiting for Mike DeFusco’s comment… Hoboken Councilman-at-Large Dave Mello will be seeking re-election on Freeholder Anthony Romano’s mayoral ticket, the campaign announced late this morning. [fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8ZzhaNIzY0[/fve]“He is someone that comes with a lot of successes and experience: eight-year Hoboken councilman, a former teachers union representative, currently a public school teacher in Jersey City, father, husband and an integral part of the successes Hoboken has achieved over the course of the last year,” Romano said of Mello in a Facebook video.Romano announced 2nd Ward resident and New Orleans native Laini Hammond as his first running mate at a fundraiser last month and speculation began whether or not Mello, who was also in attendance at the Blue Eyes Restaurant, would be joining the slate.On July 27th, two days later, Mello, a running mate of Mayor Dawn Zimmer in 2009 and 2013, announced he would be seeking re-election as an independent.Evidently, those plans changed based on this morning announcement from Romano’s Washington Street campaign headquarters.“It’s an absolute pleasure to be joining this slate. For the City of Hoboken, I think Anthony Romano, in 2017, is the mayor of Hoboken the people of Hoboken really need,” began Mello.“He has a wonderful, proven record of dealing well with outside parties. There are so many outside parties that are at the key to so many issues that are at the forefront of Hoboken and it’s citizenry today: whether it be Suez Water, New Jersey Transit, the county, the state or federal governments.”Mello also noted that he plans on putting a focus on improving the roads and water system, as well as building larger residential development – point reminiscent of his kickoff speech from last month.The filing deadline for the November 7th Hoboken municipal elections is September 5th, so the Romano camp would more than likely announce their third and final candidate before then. FBW says Prime Cycle’s new location violates state guidelines for Hoboken waterfront Previous articleJersey City Ward E hopeful Hudnut criticizes Fulop, talks responsible developmentNext articleEx-Bayonne councilman under Mayor Smith hired as aide to Mayor Davis John Heinis CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network August 14, 2017 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne center_img Romano just lost the election. Way to go!!! Facebook Twitter TAGS2017 hoboken mayoral raceanthony romanoCouncilman David Mellolaini hammond SHARE August 14, 2017 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm Michael Bayonne August 18, 2017 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm Death & Taxes 3 COMMENTS Romano by just being in the race has gutted a very large and vital percentage of the old Hoboken voters that DeFusco was counting on even with the considerable amount of money that he has been able from those outside Hoboken will not be able to replace what he has lost. oy vey Comments are closed.last_img read more