The World Boxing Association (WBA), one of the leading controlling bodies in professional boxing, has a new president. He is Gilberto Mendoza Jr, a former vice-president who succeeds his father, Gilberto Mendoza Sr. The latter resigned recently because of ill health.There was a similar father-son succession two years ago with the World Boxing Council (WBC) when Maurice Sulaiman succeeded his father, JosÈ Sulaiman, as the head of the World Boxing Council (WBC).On that occasion, the older Sulaiman had died. The WBA is the oldest of the top four organisations that control professional boxing worldwide. The others are the International Boxing Federation and the World Boxing Organisation.The elder Mendoza was in Jamaica with his son in 2012 for the world featherweight title fight between Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters and Dualis Prescott, a fight that Walters won by a technical knockout in Round 7 to take the then vacant WBA featherweight title. He has been ailing for some time, and because of his poor health, he decided at age 72 to “hang up his gloves”.tribute to Mendoza SrNo doubt as a tribute to Mendoza Sr, and also as a reward to his son for the hard work he has put in as a vice-president for many years, Mendoza Jr was elected unanimously by the 40 delegates who were present at a meeting of directors in Panama when Mendoza Sr made his retirement announcement by video stream.It had been generally expected that whenever Mendoza Sr decided to retire, his son, who has been by his side many years as a confidante, would succeed him.The WBA, which had its base in Venezuela for many years, relocated to Panama in 2007, and Mendoza Jr had been acting as president during the recent illness of his father.Commenting on his election, he said that he was happy to take over the leadership, and the only regret he had was that his father was not present physically when the directors made the decision to elevate him to the top spot.In accepting the position, Mendoza Jr said that the passion that he puts into his job was inherited from his father and urged the worldwide boxing fraternity to ” let us all work together for the good of the sport”.
Calvert Fitzgerald is aiming at winning the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) in his third stint as coach of Waterhouse Football Club.After guiding Rivoli United for several seasons in the nation’s top football league, Fitzgerald parted ways with the Spanish Town-based club, for another try at two-time champions, Waterhouse.”They (Waterhouse executive body) invited me to coach the team this season and I accepted,” Fitzgerald told The Gleaner yesterday.”We started training last Monday, which is a bit late. This week is about getting the programme going with physical training by Michael Brady,” he said.Although the club’s hierarchy is expecting Fitzgerald to bring them back to glory days, he is not putting too much pressure on himself to deliver.”The club’s expectation is to win. I want to win, but I don’t feel any extra pressure. We have some good players already at the club.”Most definitely, everybody has their own philosophy of coaching. I will look at any player who is interested in representing the club in order to lift trophies,” Fitzgerald noted.crucial rolesFitzgerald will have as his assistant coach, former Waterhouse and national player, Kevin Lamey. He (Lamey) is highly rated at the club and was a prolific scorer. He played crucial roles in the club winning the premier league twice, plus other trophies.”Kevin Lamey is my assistant and I think it will be a good combination. He understands the club and this is a good opportunity to start his coaching career,” he explained.
The fallen Liberian media giant, Professor James Kpateh Wolo, who died on September 9, was a man who used his creativity to unify Liberians, Mr. Moses Sandy, president of the Association of Liberian Journalists in Americas (ALJA), said in a tribute at a memorial service on October 1 at the Devine Mercy Catholic Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.Mr. Sandy narrated to the gathering of former Liberian journalists, how in the 1990s, when the civil-war raged and hope was dim, Prof. Wolo, using a platform through the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), gave positive thoughts that gave encouragement and hope to Liberians that all was not lost.“He was inspirational on the radio program with his ‘Thoughts for Today’, which was aired to the comfort of his listeners at such a difficult time in Liberia,” Sandy said. “He also used creative writing skills to educate, entertain, and unify Liberians during the civil war when peace was most needed.”Sandy said, “We, like the Wolo family and the families of other deceased journalists, are distraught, but we take consolation in the immeasurable contributions Mr. Wolo and the others who predeceased him made for the betterment of our native Liberia. “We are proud of the outstanding services they rendered our people and country. They were the voice of the voiceless in our country.” The ALJA president told the gathering of mourners that the Liberian society has lost a towering development communicator and an erudite writer; and that Prof. Wolo, like his colleagues who recently predeceased him, including Oscar Dolo, Togar Lawrence Randall and Mamadee Diakite, helped bridge the communication gap in Liberia. “They played meaningful roles in shaping the Liberian political landscape. By Liberian standards, the late Wolo was an accomplished journalist, writer, administrator, and professor. He reached the pinnacle of his journalism career,” Sandy noted.He recalled that Prof. Wolo opened doors for many Liberian journalists, “including me, who passed through his hands. At LBS, when Mr. Wolo was Director General, several LBS staff, on the basis of competence and commitment, got promoted to various managerial positions in the news and radio departments.” Prof. Wolo was humble, jovial, supportive, caring, and knowledgeable in the performance of his duties and he hated bigotry, arrogance and a condescending attitude, Sandy told sympathizers.Sandy said while saddened by his demise, it is comforting to know that his time spent with those he worked with was memorable and he would always be remembered for his humanity to all he met.“We empathize with your agonies, but all is not lost. May the Almighty God grant the entire bereaved family the strength and courage as you mourn the home-going of our beloved boss and professional colleague,” Sandy stated.Prof. Wolo died on September 9 at the JFK Medical Center after a brief illness. He held several high profile positions in the Liberian media, including Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism (MICAT); Director General, Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS); Professor, Development Communications, Mass Communications Department, University of Liberia, among others.He was buried in Johnsonville Cemetery on Saturday, October 1. He leaves to mourn his widow, Priscilla B. Wolo, eight children, several grandchildren, brothers and sisters, nephews, nieces and a host of other relatives and friends in Liberia, the United States, Ghana and other parts of the world. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
(From left) Associate Justice Jamesetta Wolokollie administersthe oath to Relieving Judge Scheaplor Dunbar and Criminal Court ‘E’ Resident Judge Serena GarlawoluBy Abednego DavisChief Justice Francis Korkpor yesterday warned judges who are aligned with political parties to immediately desist from the act.Justice Korkpor warned that any judge seen participating in political activities during the upcoming presidential and legislative elections will be seriously dealt with, though he did not explain the kinds of punishment that disobedient judges will face.Serving as proxy for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the commissioning and induction ceremonies of Criminal Court ‘E’ Resident Judge Serena Garlawolu and Relieving Judge Scheaplor Dunbar at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, Korkpor warned that, “The judiciary is non-aligning and we are not part of politics; so, we will not hesitate to chastise judges that are politicians.”Korkpor reminded both Garlawolu and Dunbar that he understands why they represented politicians as practicing lawyers.“You are now playing a role that will require you not to align with those clients (politicians) and with politics because the upcoming elections are very crucial to Liberians,” the Chief Justice advised.“You are coming to the judiciary at a time when we need you so much to help to determine elections-related matters that will make the process free, fair and transparent for the people to accept its results,” Justice Korkpor noted.Elections, Korkpor said, are the expressions of the people’s choice of government, and are also essential for legitimizing those who are chosen to run the government.“This is why we are interested in you not being a part of any political activity so that the elections’ outcome can be seen as free and fair,” the Chief Justice emphasized.“As long as you remain within the pillar of the law and the rule of the court, you are a part of our family and we are going to defend you and stand by every decision you will make.But, if you step outside we are going to reprimand you so try to protect yourself and seek advice,” he said.Judge Dunbar, who spoke on behalf of the inductee pair, lauded President Sirleaf for the confidence she reposed in them.“We are going to do everything possible to justify the confidence to make us judges and we are well prepared and ready to contribute to the administration of fair and transparent justice,” the Relieving Judge promised.He said that they are aware of the challenges facing judges, “One thing we can say here is that we are going to try to be impartial, earnest and independent in the discharge of our duty. We are not going to do anything wrong that will bring this judiciary into public disrepute,” he emphasized.Criminal Court ‘E’ Resident Judge Serena Garlawolu has over ten years of active legal experience, having joined the profession in 2006.Garlawolu worked with the United Nations Mission in Liberia as a legal consultant and also worked with the Ministry of Justice in the capacities of County Attorney for Bong County and director for felonious crimes.She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BBA) degree in Business Administration from the University of Liberia (UL) and a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, also at the UL.Relieving Judge Scheaplor Dunbar has over 18 years of active legal practice.He served in several positions at the Pierre, Tweh and Associates law firm as senior legal counsel to the junior partner, and head of litigations.He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree in Chemistry from the University of Liberia (UL), Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the UL, and a Master of Law (LLM) degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Within the past week, the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) has received assistance from a team of medical professionals who are members of the Health and Education Relief Organisation (HERO), with the aim of helping persons acquire surgeries at an earlier date, or to complete those that were pending.To express gratitude to the HERO team, an event was hosted at the GPHC, at which Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence; Director of HERO, John Mitchell; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GPHC, Brigadier George Lewis; Director of Medical and Professional Services, Dr. Sheik Amir; members of the HERO programme and staff of the hospital were present to give the Guyanese public an insight into the progress that the surgeons were able to make, and to extend gratitude to the members of the HERO team.Director of Health and Education Relief Organisation (HERO), John Mitchell, in his remarks, stated, “Our mission is to provide health care in the form of outreach, a medical component. On this trip, our team totalled about 46 individuals, many of them who spent their time in Linden and other parts of Georgetown doing medical outreaches in a variety of areas.”Dr Watson, attached to the GHPC, gave a brief insight into the orthopedics and plastic surgery departments over the past few days. He noted that, in just a few days, there were 31 cases that was dealt with by the team, with the last two scheduled for later that day.“They were difficult cases that we ourselves could not have done, so we generally welcomed the expertise in terms of getting them done,” he stated.During the past week, several persons were enlisted for surgeries, none of which was cancelled. Additionally, 50 percent of the cases were children.A parent of one of the children who underwent surgery earlier this week, Malecia Andrews, said she had been awaiting her son’s surgery for the past two years, so she was elated that this process was finally completed.“At the end we’re here, it’s done and (its) successful,” Andrews said.Meanwhile, Minister Lawrence addressed the medical team and expressed her thanks on behalf of Guyana, noting that they have helped to develop the skills of the Guyanese medical team in a very short span of time, leaving the team “with more experience and knowledge to be able to carry on their work on a day-to-day basis”.The team, which comprises a number of surgeons from around the world, has been visiting Guyana for approximately twelve years, and will be returning for another programme slated for August 4 to 11 of this year.
The riverfront areas of Mackenzie and Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) are expected to benefit from massive development projects which will enhance and beautify the areas.Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes who has responsibility for the projects, paid a visit to the sites on Wednesday where she met with local engineers and a designer to develop a blueprint, as she pointed out that the aim is to immediately put into action the vision of President David Granger on both the Mackenzie and Wismar shores.The designer and engineers are expected to look at the riverfront space on both sides and provide feedback and advice.“After this is done, the blueprint of course will be shared with the Town Council, the RDC, consultation with the residents around Linden to ask them if this is what they want us to do…”, Broomes explained as she noted that the projects will be designed and implemented with input from residents and the community’s officials.The Head of State during a recent visit to the community had urged the development of such sites as tourist attractions. The projects on both shores are expected to have two different designs which will complement each other, Broomes said.Additionally, the Minister said she has been meeting weekly with the regional and town officials to develop projects for the people of the region. Broomes added that the team will continue to visit all communities in Region 10 to listen to residents’ concerns. On Wednesday, the Minister also provided various communities with tools to perform self-help activities.
0Shares0000Ever-present: Sergio Aguero has now won four Premier League titles with Manchester City © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, May 12 – Manchester City became the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League on Sunday as a 4-1 victory at Brighton capped a remarkable 14-game winning run which saw them edge out Liverpool in a thrilling title race.Here, AFP Sport looks at five of the key players that led Pep Guardiola’s men to the title: Sergio AgueroCity have now won the title in four of the past eight seasons and one of the few common strands has been Aguero’s goals.The Argentine has shrugged off the doubts Guardiola had about his suitability for the Catalan’s style of football when he first arrived in Manchester to reinstate himself firmly as City’s first-choice striker.Aguero has now scored at least 20 Premier League goals in five straight seasons, the first player to do so since Thierry Henry.And many of his 21 this season were the most important ones in City’s run to the title.His instant response as Brighton threatened a final-day surprise settled nerves on Sunday; he bagged hat-tricks against Chelsea and Arsenal; scored the opener at home to Liverpool; and the winner in a hard-fought 1-0 win at Burnley by forcing the ball a mere 30 millimetres over the line.On such small margins, the title race was won.Aymeric LaporteAymeric Laporte (right) has been the mainstay of Manchester City’s defence © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFThe French defender was signed for a then club-record £57 million ($74 million) in January 2018 and after settling in during the second half of last season, has become the mainstay of Guardiola’s defence.The 24-year-old has played more minutes in the Premier League this season than any other City outfield player and was rightly rewarded with a place in the PFA’s team of the year.Laporte’s ability to distribute the ball accurately from the back is why Guardiola was so keen to bring him to the Etihad from Athletic Bilbao, but he also possesses the pace and physical power to cope with the rigours of the Premier League with ease as he showed in scoring the goal that put City in front at Brighton.FernandinhoFernandinho has added steel to the style of Manchester City’s midfield © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFCity’s strength in depth has been key to holding off Liverpool’s charge despite going deep in four competitions, but if there is one player that Guardiola’s squad does not have a natural replacement for it is Fernandinho.The Brazilian’s presence was badly missed in December defeats by Crystal Palace and Leicester that threatened to kill off City’s title defence.He was rushed back to steady the ship and was outstanding in the 2-1 win over Liverpool on January 3 that ultimately proved the difference between the sides.Bernardo SilvaTireless: Bernardo Silva has had a stunning second season at Manchester City © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISThe diminutive Portuguese playmaker had to wait patiently for his chance to shine, having spent most of his debut season on the sidelines, but from the first game of this campaign Guardiola claimed his preferred line-up was “Bernardo and 10 more”.Silva’s seven goals and eight assists in the Premier League have helped make up for Kevin De Bruyne’s lengthy absences.However, he is far from a luxury player who adds a final flourish. In the decisive January victory over Liverpool, he ran 13.7 kilometres, then a season-high for distance covered by any player in the Premier League.“I love him, it’s simple like that,” said Guardiola.Raheem SterlingPlayer of the year: Raheem Sterling has shone on and off the field this season © AFP/File / Anthony DevlinSterling’s status as a frontline campaigner in the fight to rid football of racism played a big part in his crowning as the football writers’ player of the year.But the England star has grown in stature both on and off the pitch this season.His 23 goals in all competitions matches his personal best for a single season and Guardiola’s insistence in using him in almost every game, despite having Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez in reserve, speaks volumes of how important Sterling has become to City’s fortunes.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
Jordan Henderson 1 //storify.com/talksport/i-might-not-buy-it-twitter-reacts-as-jordan-hender.js?border=false[View the story “‘I might not buy it!’ – Twitter reacts as Jordan Henderson joins Lionel Messi on the cover of FIFA 16” on Storify] It’s been quite a day for Jordan Henderson.Shortly after being confirmed as Steven Gerrard’s long-term replacement as Liverpool’s new captain, he won the right to join Lionel Messi on the cover of hotly-anticipated video game FIFA 16.The England midfielder was elected by an online fan vote, reportedly spearheaded by Reds’ supporter LeBron James, and fended off competition from the likes Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.Unsurprinsingly, as Henderson’s unveiling as the new skipper at Anfield did, the decision has divided the internet.Some of the best reactions to the news can be found below…
Thin is still in, but apparently fat is nowhere near as out as it used to be. A survey finds America’s attitudes toward overweight people are shifting from rejection toward acceptance. Over a 20-year period, the percentage of Americans who said they find overweight people less attractive steadily dropped from 55 percent to 24 percent, the market research firm NPD Group found. With about two-thirds of U.S. adults overweight, Americans seem more accepting of heavier body types, researchers say. The NPD survey of 1,900 people representative of the U.S. population also found other more relaxed attitudes about weight and diet. While body image remains a constant obsession, the national preoccupation with being thin has waned since the late 1980s and early 1990s, said the NPD’s Harry Balzer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Those were the days when fast-food chains rushed to install salad bars. In 1989, salads as a main course peaked at 10 percent of all restaurant meals. Today, those salad bars have all but vanished and salads account for just 5 percent of main dishes. “It turns out health is a wonderful topic to talk about,” Balzer said. “But to live that way is a real effort.” Fewer people said they’re trying to “avoid snacking entirely” – just 26 percent in 2005, down from 45 percent in 1985 – while 75 percent said they had low-fat, no-fat or reduced-fat products in the past two weeks, down from 86 percent in 1999, according to the survey. At 5-feet-6 and 230 pounds, Lara Frater likes her body just fine and turns up her nose at trendy diets. “I don’t beat myself up if I have a piece of cake,” said Frater, a 34-year-old New Yorker and author of “Fat Chicks Rule.” The survey’s findings aren’t that surprising, as attitudes about weight constantly shift, said John Cawley, associate professor at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. While heavy women were idealized at times – think “Rubenesque,” a term born of 17th-century painter Peter Paul Rubens’ full-figured women – corseted women with tiny waists were preferred in other eras. “I don’t think we’re going to go back to worshipping obese women, but it’s interesting to see how attitudes change as more people become overweight,” Cawley said. Others argue that people are merely becoming more politically correct and that bias against fat people is actually growing sharper. “These studies don’t pick up on implicit, unconscious bias,” said Kelly Brownell, head of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University. “It’s like if you asked people around the country if they had racial bias. There’s a difference between what people say and what actually happens,” Brownell said. Researchers at Cornell also found that negative attitudes about obesity persist. The NPD study results might simply be a sign of “resignation from overweight people,” Brownell said, noting that it’s likely a majority of survey respondents are overweight. The survey, to be published in February in the journal Rationality and Society, also found that obese boys and girls were half as likely to date as normal weight kids. At an obesity doctors meeting in 2003, a University of Liverpool study indicated that just standing next to a large woman can be bad for a guy’s image. The study had young women look at one of two pictures: One of a trim young man standing next to a svelte woman, and the other showing the same man next to a heavy woman. When the man was shown standing by the large woman, he was rated 22 percent more negatively by the study volunteers than when he was next to the thin woman. When seen with the large woman, he was more likely to be described as miserable, depressed, weak and insecure. Marilyn Wann, board member of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, said fat people are the target of a witch hunt in a fitness-obsessed nation. “Everyone thinks it’s OK to make fun of fatties,” said Wann, who won’t use the word “overweight” because she says it’s judgmental. Even if people say they are more accepting of overweight people, many still yearn to be thin. The NPD survey shows the number of people who said “I would like to lose 20 pounds” jumped from 54 percent in 1985 to 61 percent last year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Bingo Continues in the hall on Tues at 8.30pm. Lotto result 2-4-13 CN,CW,OY,WH 1 matched 3 Viven Deery. Bingo Next Week’s jackpot is €3150.Gaelic for Mothers and Others takes place on Wed at 8.30pm new players always welcome.Ladies Junior Game away to LGaels on Monday evening training will be on Thursday evening at 6.15 . Training for Underage continues on Fri evening from 6-7 new Players welcomeU14 Girls Training Sat Morning at 10am. New players are welcome come along girls – it’s a great way to keep fit and meet new friends.U 14 boys training at 6 on Monday new players always welcome .Game this Monday away to St Eunans throw in 6.30 Bus Times Convoy 5.30 and Drumkeen 5.40 .Please bring €2 for bus rem Mouth guardSenior and Reserve Games St Marys Convoy 2-11 Na Rossa 0-4Na Rossa opened the scoring in the first half with a free from Oran Molloy .It was in to the 10th min when St Marys settled into the Game and a great score from Laurence Mc Mullanto put st Marys on the scoreboard The St Marys lads stepped it up a gear with 5 more unanswered points .A great save by the Na Rossa Keeper to deny Peter Blake in the 20 min kept the Na Rossa men in the Game.St Marys backs worked hard and kept the Na Rossa men from Scoring and the sides went in at Half time wTih St Marys Leading 0-06 to 0-02St Marys opened the scoring in the second half with a fine point from Emmet Patterson and Na Rosssa got one back from a well taken free 0-7 to 0-3St Marys continued to put the pressure on and with David Shovlin ,Anthony Browne and Peter Bake all on the score sheet St Marys went ahead by 8 pts .Again St Marys Defence worked brilliantly and kept the Na Rosssa men out. Na Rossa pegged back another score from a free. To leave the Game 0-11 to 0-4 With 2 mins to go St Marys scored 2 fine goals from David Shovlin and Anthony Browne driving forward and sinking the Ball into the back of the net.Final Score St Marys Convoy 2-11 Na Rossa 0-4Scorers St Marys D. Shovlin 1-04 A.Browne1-02 L.Mc Mullan 0-2 J Doherty 0-1 E. Patterson 0-1 P.Blake 0-1Na Rossa Oran Molloy 0-2 Patrick Molloy 0-1 John Paul Mc Cready 0-1 Reserves St Mary 2-16 Na Rossa 0-04Reserves found it tough in the first half against a physically stronger Na Rossa side, for whom Patrick Caulfield was excellent. A well taken goal from Paul o Leary settled the nerves. in the second half St Marys dominated possession, Shane and Emmet kelly winning nearly everything.Driven on by Caolan Mc Ginley And Keelan Gillen, St Marys finished with a total of 2-16, the highlight a great goal by Seamie O Donnell. Scorers St Marys Sub Oliver Quinn slotted over three nippy points in another good victory. Scorers St Marys S O Donnell 1-0 O.Quinn 0-03 R Bonner 0-01 K Gillen,D.Gibson,G.Sweeney 0-01MinorsThe Minors lost at home to Termon on Friday Night on a 2-5 to 1-13 score line .They trailed at half time 1-1 to 0-6 both scores came from J.Blake in the 1st Half .Termon scored a goal early I the 2nd half and added a few points however St Marys came back into the game in the final Quarter to make for an exciting finishScorers J.Blake 1-3 C. Doherty0-1 M. Vance 0-1D.Mc Connell,1-0 Good Displays from M. Patton, J.Kee M.AytonBest wishes to Clubplayer Anthony Browne and the County u21 team in the Ulster Final in Brewster Park Enniskilleen Throw in at 8.Congratulations to Clubplayer Brian Mc Namee on his recent Success at the Boxing Well Done All – Ireland Champ 2 yrs in a row!!!GAA: ST MARY’S CONVOY CLUB NEWS – GAELIC FOR MOTHERS AND OTHERS! was last modified: April 7th, 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:CONVOY GAA CLUB NEWSSt Marys