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first_imgFACTFormer Olympian Herb McKenley was one of the most prominent sportsmen to run for a seat in the House of Parliament. In 1972, he contested the St Andrew Northern constituency for the Jamaica Labour Party against the People’s National Party’s Allan St Aubyn Isaacs and Cecil A. Nelson of the Christian Democratic Party. Isaacs won with 10,610 votes, while McKenley got 2,822 votes. Nelson secured 49 ballots.last_img

LOOK: A naked Chiellini photobombs Ronaldo-Bellanova pic

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Clarkson sparks injury-riddled Cavaliers past Hornets Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In the photo posted on Bellanova’s twitter account, he posed for a picture with Ronaldo outside the Juventus dressing room after the game.However, the frame caught a nude Chiellini seemingly unaware of Bellanova and Ronaldo’s picture-taking. When Bellanova posted the photo on Twitter, it quickly spread over social media and people were quick to point out the gaffe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBellanova eventually took down the photo and issued an apology in his Instagram account.“I am deeply sorry… I apologize first of all with Giorgio Chiellini. It was not my intention.” /kga MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomcenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SCREENGRAB from https://www.express.co.ukLooks like a win of Juventus over AC Milan last Sunday was not the only one that hit the headlines, as Giorgio Chiellini — in his birthday suit — made it there, too.A picture of AC Milan’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Raoul Bellanova had circulated like wildfire on social media since a naked Chiellini appeared to have photobombed it.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

First Liberians to Land on the Billboard 100

first_imgCyrus DeShield, songwriter and Lroc, producer and engineer Lroc and Cyrus DeShield have used their greatest ingredient to produce a smashing hit that has spent weeks on the top Billboard 100, making them the first twno Liberians to ever land on the Billboard.Last week in LIB Life, we featured Cyrus after Bel Biv Devoe’s (BBD) recent ‘Three Stripes’ single ‘Finally’  hit the Billboard top 100 charts and Musiq Soulchild’s single ‘Start Over’.Cyrus has been the talk of the town since then.But what’s extraordinary is how the song ‘Finally’ came about and in case you don’t know, Billboard.com shows that it lingers at spot #22, although it peaked at spot #16.According to Cyrus via FaceBook, about a year ago, he visited songwriter and producer, Lroc, at his ‘Da Kitchen’ recording studio and asked for a beat.“Lroc was working with another artist and I just stopped by to see what he was doing. He told me he ‘got an idea and played the idea. I liked it and took it home,” Cyrus added.One year later, while working on his own project which he says he had at that point, ‘basically switched up his style’, BBD came to him.“I was in the studio, I had already put some words to the beat and I was finishing up when BBD said they wanted me to play them a certain type of song and I played that one and they were like, ‘oh man’! It ended up being their single featuring SWV that is now #22 on the charts,” added Cyrus.But as exciting as the idea of producing and writing a hit track is, what’s more ecstatic is the fact that Cyrus and Lroc are the only Liberians ever to compose a hit that has been on the charts for weeks.More developments are coming and in our next edition, we will be featuring more information on Lroc.Lroc is known for co-writing and producing singles like Janet Jackson’s ‘Call on me’, Monica’s ‘Every time the beat drops’, Mariah Carey’s “Call on,” and he has now added a Billboard hit to his list.Congratulations, men, for representing Liberia to the fullest.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

Fivestar coaching changes sees Stewart take over as head MMA coach

first_img“We immediately turned to Brad. Brad’s been with Fivestar since the start. He was training before Fivestar existed. He was one of the first professional fighters out of Fort St. John. He’s looking at the young guys coming up and wanting to get more involved in that so he’s excited and I’m really excited to see him take this is next step in the growth of Brad Stewart as a martial artist and a leader here at Fivestar,” he said.Even though he’s entering the coaching side of things, local MMA fans haven’t seen the last of Stewart competing as he will still occasionally be stepping into the cage to battle future challengers.Stewart feels strongly about what the gym means to him, and in turn is looking forward to giving back to the athletes and their training.“I’m very excited to be able to help all the up and coming fighters from our gym and be a consistent part of their fight camps. Fivestar has been like a family to me so it’s going to be nice to help everybody out and continue to build the team,” he said.Advertisement The coaching ranks at Fivestar MMA has gone through a bit of a shake up. Shawn Albrecht has left the gym taking an opportunity to run his own facility in Vancouver, while fan favourite and MMA veteran Brad Stewart has stepped up to the plate to take on the role of head MMA coach.Also involved in the coaching shuffle is Dylan Lielke as he’ll become the club’s head jiu jitsu coach.Fivestar owner Justin Donally said in consultation with co-owner Tosha Mytron and Albrecht that a chance to own and run your own facility is simply a chance that shouldn’t be passed up.- Advertisement -“Shawn got the opportunity to go back to Vancouver to partner up with his old boss at West Coast. Shawn has the opportunity to own his own club down there so we chatted about it and Tosha and myself really encouraged him to take the opportunity and run with it. You’ve got the opportunity to run your own business, I think you’d be crazy to pass it up,” he said.Despite leaving the gym, Albrecht will still be returning to Fort St. John on an occasional basis to run various programs roughly every six weeks.Donally added having Stewart join the coaching ranks is a natural fit given his MMA background and his years of dedication to Fivestar.Advertisement Stewart will officially move into the role this coming Monday.last_img read more

Recall focuses pet owners on quality

first_imgST. LOUIS – When dog lover Carol Will heard that tainted wheat gluten had spurred a pet food recall, she wasn’t surprised to find out the commodity ingredient was used in a lot of generic brands like Hy-Vee and Price Chopper. But Nutro Natural Choice? That’s top-shelf stuff. “That made me sit up and say: `Wait a second, I need to look into this further,”‘ Will recalled. Will has more than her own pets to worry about. She makes a living selling high-end dog food – along with doggy dresses and raincoats – at her store, Lola & Penelope’s Premier Pet Boutique and Wellness Center. Will stakes her business on assuring customers the food they buy is healthy. That’s why they spend $58 for a 20-pound bag of dog food made with free-range chicken. That Will was worried she might be hit by the recall highlights a question that pet owners around the country are facing: Are luxury pet food brands that different from the cheaper stuff? “The foods are basically the same up to a point,” said David Kirkpatrick, spokesman for the American Veterinary Medical Association. Pet food companies distinguish the more expensive brands by blending in higher-quality ingredients like canola oil, lamb meat or vitamin supplements. But a few building block ingredients are common to almost any pet food brand on sale in a typical grocery store aisle, Kirkpatrick said. Commodity products like corn gluten, wheat gluten and meat meal form the nutritional backbone of many pet foods, said Robert Backus, assistant professor of small animal nutrition at the University of Missouri. “You’ll find those in many of the dry types of pet food and canned foods,” Backus said. That’s why 95 brands of pet food were caught up in the recent recall, when just one manufacturer was found to have tainted ingredients. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets said Friday that rat poison was found in products made by Menu Foods Inc. Inspectors thought wheat gluten found in the products was linked to the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs nationwide. The tainted ingredient led to the recall of 60 million cans and pouches of Menu Foods pet foods nationwide. The recall caught many consumers off guard. Julie Benesh said she was surprised to find cans of Iams cat food in her pantry that had serial numbers showing they were part of the recall. She thought she was feeding her three cats food that was made with higher-end ingredients than generic brands. “When I stopped about three years ago giving them supermarket brands, I thought I was really upgrading,” Benesh said. Backus said consumers can check the ingredient labels on their pet food to see what it’s made of. But cheaper brands might be made of “meat meal” while higher-end brands have ingredients listed simply as beef or chicken. Consumers who really want to dig deep can compare ingredients with a more extensive list kept by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, Backus said. The group defines how ingredients are listed. Meat meal, for example, can contain any kind of animal tissue, but no hoofs or hair. “Poultry byproduct meal” can contain chicken feet and other meat, but no feathers, Backus said. If customers don’t want to pay top dollar – or spend time researching every ingredient in the food – they can always ask their veterinarian what pet food is best, Kirkpatrick said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Political payoff

first_imgImagine that – having the time to run an Assembly campaign and help a city councilman set up shop, all at the same time! (Of course, seeing that Alarc n has been on the council before, he probably wouldn’t have needed all that much help.) Now, a cynic might find all this a little curious. Last year, after the council tricked L.A. voters into letting members stay in office for a third term, Alarc n announced that he would abandon his newly claimed Assembly seat to return to the council. Conveniently – and, some might say, suspiciously – Fuentes and former Assemblywoman Cindy Monta ez, who were running for that council seat, promptly dropped out of the race, thereby ensuring Alarc n’s victory. Could Fuentes’ sweetheart deal with the city – and, of course, his easy race for the Assembly – be a payoff for dropping out of the City Council race? Monta ez has also done well since getting out of Alarc n’s way – snagging a $50,000-a-year appointment to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, a position that requires barely any work. (One might call it unemployment insurance for termed-out politicians.) THERE’S one thing you can say about Californian’s politicians. They sure take care of their own. Assuming, of course, their own follow the rules of the game. Take Felipe Fuentes, for example. Fuentes, erstwhile chief of staff for former Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla (now a state senator), is the presumptive winner of Tuesday’s 39th Assembly district race in the Northeast Valley. Even as he starts drawing a state salary, Fuentes will likely be drawing a Los Angeles city paycheck for his temporary job as a transition aide to Councilman Richard Alarc n. Alarc n has proposed that the council approve a two-month contract of up to $20,000 for work Fuentes did helping him set up his office and for “consultation services.” So, was there some kind of a deal here? There’s no way to know. They deny there was. But what’s certain is that Fuentes and Monta ez – both young, intelligent and energetic – realized that without the political machine behind them, they couldn’t stand a long-term chance in politics. So they stepped aside. Both surely also knew if they played by the rules of the game, they would be taken care of. And, indeed, they have been.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

Mwingi, Ngaaka win Eastern Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom

first_img0Shares0000Mwingi Juniors celebrating after winning the boys Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Eastern Finals played at the Embu Stadium. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONEMBU, Kenya, Nov 26 – Mwingi Juniors from Kitui and Ngaaka Talent Centre from Makueni are the champions of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Eastern Region after winning the boy’s and girl’s finals respectively played at the Moi Stadium in Embu on Sunday.The entertaining boy’s match had to be decided on the post-match penalties after both Mwingi and Taqwa FC from Isiolo County played to 1-1 draw in regulation time. Mwingi shone in penalties winning 5-4 after their keeper Ambrose Kathini saved one as his team-mates converted all the five spot kicks.In the corresponding women’s race, Ngaaka Talent Center from Makueni County comfortably took the title after demolishing Sakuu Queens from Isiolo 6-1.-Mwingi heroics-Mwingi received much support from fans who turned up for the match and they did not disappoint as they headed to the break leading 1-0.The goal came at the half hour mark when Eric Zakayo brought the stadium into a frenzy when he rose high to powerfully head home from a cross that came against run the run of play from the left wing.This is after Mwingi came close to finding the opener in the 22nd minute when the diminutive Zakayo received a fine through pass, but Taqwa keeper came off his line to deflect the ball for a fruitless corner.Taqwa player tackled by Mwingi Juniors. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONTaqwa squandered two opportunities from set-pieces that skewed over the bar.The Isiolo based team wasted another good chance with the keeper only to beat as the striker blasted wide before Kathini denied Mwingi a second goal, diving right to saw a well taken free-kick.Mwingi found themselves in trouble in the 38th minute when they were reduced to 10 men after John Musyoka received a second yellow card for a harsh tackle.-Second half-Just three minutes into the second half, Mwingi could have doubled the lead but the Taqwa’s outstanding custodian thwarted their effort.There was more drama as Taqwa were also sized down to 10 men after one of their player was sent off after receiving a second bookable offence, first for intentionally stamping on the Mwingi keeper.Minutes later, the player was handed his second yellow after committing a foul. Taqwa had come a goal down to hold Mwingi 1-1 before losing on post match penalties. Photo/GERALD ANDERSONWith both teams now equal to a man less, Taqwa upped their game to be the better side in the second half, forcing the Mwingi keeper to be the busiest of the two.Taqwa’s hard work paid off as Hussein Abdijabar found the equalizer in the 61st minute to make a comeback in the game.They had a goal ruled offside by the referee before coming very close when one of their strikers beat the entire defence including the keeper, only to see the ball miss the target by a whisker as it rolled inches wide on the right side of the post to see the match head to penalties after a 1-1 stalemate in normal time.The two sides will represent Eastern Region in the nationals to be held in Nairobi March 2018.The winner of the nationals will take home Sh1mn and a trip to United Kingdom where they will meet the tournament’s ambassador, Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama who plies his trade for English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Allegri expects Dybala to deliver against Real

first_img0Shares0000Paulo Dybala scored the goal at Wembley that sent Juventus through at the expense of Tottenham © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOTURIN, Italy, Apr 3 – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is expecting Argentine ace Paulo Dybala to fire against Real Madrid in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg.“Dybala will play a great game, he has grown a lot both on the physical and psychological level and is coming into his own scoring a nice goal against AC Milan,” said Allegri. The 24-year-old Argentine scored 10 goals in the opening six Serie A games, but only four in the league between the end of September and early March, with a dip in form followed by a hamstring injury.But he ended his long wait for a European goal with the winner in the 2-1 second-leg victory over Tottenham at Wembley, with his tally of 22 goals in all competitions including a stunning opener in Saturday’s 3-1 win over AC Milan.Allegri believes learning from their devastating 4-1 final defeat to Real Madrid in Cardiff last year will be the key to victory over two legs in the next week.“From a psychological point of view we really need to stay in the match. In Cardiff after 2-1 we weren’t in the match, we gave up a bit,” said Allegri, who believes Juventus have “improved and can scare” Real.And he said he did not envy Real’s extensive European trophy cabinet with 12 titles to Juventus’s two, won in 1985 and 1996.“Jealousy and envy are not part of my character. Real Madrid are an extraordinary team but Juventus will be up to expectations and will fight tomorrow night.”Allegri faces two major absentees with Miralem Pjanic and Medhi Benatia both suspended for the first leg.“Either (Claudio) Marchisio or (Rodrigo) Bentancur, one of the two will play tomorrow,” he said.“Then I will have to decide between (Daniele) Rugani and (Andrea) Barzagli, and who will play up front.“Both (Mario) Mandzukic and Alex Sandro are in very good shape, I’ll see tomorrow whether or not they play, as well as (Juan) Cuadrado who has come back.“We have basically the whole squad available apart from the two suspended players.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS URGED TO ENTER €50,000 BUSINESS CONTEST

first_imgEllevyn IrwinWith applications for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur due to close at the end of July, a young Donegal businesswoman who scooped two major awards in last year’s competition has urged entrepreneurs in Donegal aged between 18 and 30 to make sure they apply this year.Ellevyn Irwin from Buncrana, won the Best New Idea category in last year’s competition in Donegal having had the idea for her business – Click Clinic – floating about in her head for around three years.“The advice and support I got after I had entered has been fantastic. The Local Enterprise Office has been a great help to me, the fact that I was starting out with a new idea and I came in with one arm longer than the other not knowing what I was doing. They really pointed me in the right direction and put me in contact with people I needed to talk to and that helped me a huge amount.” The Young Entrepreneur contest includes categories for start up and for established businesses as well as for ideas.Local winners in those categories Christy Lynch of Efficient Renewables (best Established Business) and Pete Friel of Chartered Education (best Start Up) echoed Ellevyn’s praise for the contest.DCEB, Photo Clive Wasson.“Any new ideas we would have now our first point of contact is always with LEO because they will always help you in the right direction, let you know what is out there and let you know what is available.Any bit of mentoring at all that you can get is a help and there is plenty there that you can get for established businesses as well as new businesses. It is great for helping your business along and making you progress,” said Christy. All of the finalists in last year’s local competition were so thrilled with the training and assistance they had received, that many said they felt like winners irrespective of who actually took the various titles.And while there is significant money to be won – there is €50,000 in total up for grabs for the category winners in Donegal – the category winners last year were certainly fulsome in their praise for the competition’s other huge benefit.Pete Friel“One of the most positive aspects of becoming involved in the competition was the opportunity to take part in the Boot Camp and the mentoring as part of the process. I have to say that my ideas were constructively challenged, and I received valuable feedback that I can use to develop a more sustainable business model and something that will create a much more solid business in the long run,” said Pete.Head of Enterprise in Donegal Enterprise Office, Michael Tunney said that the feedback from applicants last year was that the Business Bootcamps had been of tremendous assistance.“It is a nice incentive for applicants to try and capture the investment prizes, but even if they don’t, taking part in the Business Bootcamps will help them fine tune their business plans, learn new enterprise skills and avail of the highest quality one to one mentoring and business coaching.” He added that the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal has €50,000 to invest in three local businesses or start-ups – Best Idea (€10,000 investment prize), Best Start-Up (€20,000 investment prize) and Best Established Business (€20,000 investment prize).But, he stressed that the deadline for the competition is fast approaching and he urged the county’s young entrepreneurs to get their applications in before the July 31 deadline.Applications can be made online at www.ibye but anyone seeking more information before submitting their application can call Donegal Local Enterprise Office: 07491 60735 or e.mail info@leo.donegalcoco.ieDONEGAL’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS URGED TO ENTER €50,000 BUSINESS CONTEST was last modified: June 30th, 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:Businessdonegallast_img read more

AISTEOIRÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR TO PERFORM ‘LE BÁNÚ AN LAE’ THIS SUNDAY

first_imgAs part of Errigal Arts Fesival, Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair will perform a play entitled ‘Le Bánú an Lae’ in An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, on Sunday the 10th July at 8pm.This three-act-play, written by Tomás ‘Ac Giolla Bhrighde, is set during the time of the War of Independence in Ireland. Robert Munro, an Anglo-Irish landlord (and Parnellite) has to re-evaluate his loyalties when confronted with the unexpected arrival of an unwelcome visitor forcing him to face the harsh realities of the War.This 3 act play, as Gaeilge, focuses on the political and social upheaval of the time. It reflects on the impact that Parnell, the 1916 Rising and the Great War had on Ireland and her people. Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair have embarked on an ambitious campaign to refurbish their historic local theatre facility, presenting a variety of art forms in the medium of the Irish language. The committee have recently secured state funding of €480,000 towards a total project cost of €600,000.Foireann;ROIBEARD MUNRO: Séan Ó GallchóirMAJOR RICHARD: Dónall Ó CnaimhsíSÉAN: Séan Ó MaolagáinMÁIRE: Máire Eirini IoannidisEILIS: Bernadette Ní DhuibhirDAPHNE MUNRO: Áine Ní Bhreisleain JOHNNIE MUNRO: Colm Mac Giolla EasbuicIKE O CEALLAIGH: Manus Ó DuibhirFEAR AN IRA: Aodán Ó CearbhaillFEAR AN PHOSTA: Cathal Ó Fearraigh SEARLUS: Liam Ó CnaimhsíFoireann stáitse;Léiritheoir :- Aisteoirí Ghaoth DobhairStiúrthóir :- Eoghan Mac Giolla BhrighdeStiúrthóir Cúnta :- Suzanne Ní Gallachóir & Pól mac CumhailFeistiú/ Props:- Maighread Ní DhubhgainTógálaithe Set :- Séan Ó Duibhir/ Manus Ó DomhnaillSoilse :- Cathal Ó GallchóirFuaim:- Niall HackettIf you would like to help raise the remaining funds or find out more, visit www.amharclann.com or email eolas@amharclann.comAISTEOIRÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR TO PERFORM ‘LE BÁNÚ AN LAE’ THIS SUNDAY was last modified: July 7th, 2016 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:aisteoirí ghaoth dobhairAn Grianan Theatrele bánú an laeletterkennytomás ‘ac giolla bhrighdelast_img read more