Tennis and soccer took centre stage last Friday and Saturday on the grounds of the American International School of Kingston (AISK).The schools’ Liguanea campus was host to the first weekend of the 2016 AISK SportsFeva tournament. The event is spread over two weekends and features more than 290 student athletes from Aruba, Cayman, CuraÁao and of course Jamaica.”SportsFeva 2016 has been going great so far. We had some hiccups with the rain on Saturday as it postponed the U12 TennisFeva finals, but that is to be expected as we deal with Mother Nature and a growing event. In the long run, however, the event continues to deliver for these young athletes and that’s what we are focused on,” said Shirley Davis, AISK’s Head of School.”We had TennisFeva and SoccerFeva last weekend and the turnout was great. Seeing our young athletes, and by ‘our’ I mean the region, compete and grow as athletes. Many of the competitors have been here more than once, and they have formed great bonds and friendships with each other,” added Bradley Ransom, who heads AISK’s athletics department.TennisFeva 2016 started with U-10s competing hard for bragging rights amongst their peers. A number of exciting moments kept on-lookers fully engaged in the rallies on court. In the end, Hillel Preparatory came out on top with the AISK “A” and AISK “B” teams taking second and third place respectively.The Immaculate Conception Preparatory School was recognised for being the most disciplined team and nine-year-old Tomas Bordeau from AISK was identified as the competition’s best sportsman.Hillel was not to be left out of the individual awards, as their nine-year-old Matthew James was named the most valuable player.On the U-12s side, St Peter and Paul Preparatory edged out Hopefield Preparatory for first place as Hillel “A” finished in third.Eleven-year-old Nathan Chin of St Peter and Paul was named the most valuable player, while Hillel Academy’s Xander Bicknell was named best sportsperson. Wolmer’s Preparatory was recognised as this year’s most disciplined team.The excitement of SoccerFeva could not be contained. The football tournament began on Friday with group rounds.Big winners in Friday’s group qualifiers were defending SoccerFeva Cup boys champions Jamaica College, who trumped AISK 5-0 and Campion College with their 4-2 win over Cayman Prep.In Saturday’s knock-out finals, Jamaica College defended their hold on the SoccerCup with a decisive 3-0 win over CuraÁao in the finals. JC earlier beat Hillel 1-0 to make it to the finals, while CuraÁao overcame Campion’s semi-final challenge with a 4-1 win.Competition was no less intense for the female footballers, as Cayman Prep overcoming AISK 1-0 to claim the girls title. Cayman Prep beat the American International School of Cayman 3-1 in penalties after a 3-3 draw in the semi-finals.AISK had turn back Campion College in the semis with a 3-1 win in penalties after a 1-1 draw.AISK SportsFeva 2016 ends tomorrow with ClayFeva, a clay-shooting competition, at the Skeet Shooting Club in Portmore. The excitement begins at 8 a.m.
Charges of child pornography have been dismissed against a Fort St. John man. In June of this year, the Fort St. John RCMP recommended charges of child pornography against Barton Christopher Tetreau.The RCMP say their investigation revealed that Tetreau’s wireless internet connection had been continually accessed and utilized without his knowledge by another person. With this new information, the RCMP and Crown Counsel have decided to dismiss the charges.The RCMP believe their investigators conducted a very thorough investigation and acted in good faith with the information supplied to them at the time the charges were approved.- Advertisement -On behalf of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Officer In Charge of Fort St. John Detachment, S/Sgt. Guilbault stated, I apologize to Mr. Tetreau for the allegation of his involvement with this offence and regret any negative consequences suffered by Mr. Tetreau. Our criminal investigation has confirmed that Mr. Tetreau was not involved in the alleged offences.”The RCMP are still trying to find the person who downloaded the child pornography and the investigation continues.
This is how the season will unfold. (All fixtures subject to change)05/08/2017 15:00 Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday12/08/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers15/08/2017 19:45 Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland19/08/2017 15:00 Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday26/08/2017 15:00 Burton Albion v Sheffield Wednesday09/09/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest12/09/2017 19:45 Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford16/09/2017 15:00 Cardiff City v Sheffield Wednesday23/09/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United26/09/2017 19:45 Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday30/09/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United14/10/2017 15:00 Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday21/10/2017 15:00 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday28/10/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley31/10/2017 19:45 Sheffield Wednesday v Millwall04/11/2017 15:00 Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday18/11/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City21/11/2017 19:45 Ipswich Town v Sheffield Wednesday25/11/2017 15:00 Reading v Sheffield Wednesday02/12/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Hull City09/12/2017 15:00 Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday16/12/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Wolverhampton23/12/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough26/12/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday30/12/2017 15:00 Brentford v Sheffield Wednesday01/01/2018 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Burton Albion13/01/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday20/01/2018 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Cardiff City27/01/2018 15:00 Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday03/02/2018 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham City10/02/2018 15:00 Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday17/02/2018 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County20/02/2018 19:45 Millwall v Sheffield Wednesday24/02/2018 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa03/03/2018 15:00 Bristol City v Sheffield Wednesday06/03/2018 19:45 Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich Town10/03/2018 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Bolton Wanderers17/03/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday31/03/2018 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End02/04/2018 15:00 Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday07/04/2018 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham10/04/2018 19:45 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield Wednesday14/04/2018 15:00 Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday21/04/2018 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Reading28/04/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Sheffield Wednesday06/05/2018 12:30 Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich CitytalkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have exclusive radio rights to the Sky Bet EFL Championship, League One and League Two for the next three seasons.The talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals. Will the Owls by flying high? 1
Sturridge scored in England’s opening game of the 2014 World Cup However, his spell at the Hawthorns was disrupted by injury and he is due to return to Anfield for pre-season training on 2 July.With one year left on his contract, though, Sturridge is likely to move permanently to revitalise his career.According to The Times, Turkish club Fenerbahce have registered an interest in Sturridge and his long-term suitors Seville remain keen. The £15m asking price is understood to be manageable for the Spanish club, but his £100,000 a week wages could be an issue.Fenerbahce, who have former Anfield director of football Damien Comolli as their sporting director, would be able to meet both payments.Sturridge joined Liverpool from Chelsea in 2013 and has scored 63 goals in 133 games, but has been unable to earn a regular starting place under Jurgen Klopp who replaced Brendan Rodgers in 2015. Liverpool will tell clubs interested in striker Daniel Sturridge to hand over £15million if they want him this summer.Fenerbahce and Sevilla are among those keen on the 28-year-old, who finished last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion. 2 2 Sturridge ended last season on loan at West Brom It has been a tough few years for him considering he was England’s main striker four years ago, scoring the nation’s first goal of the 2014 World Cup in the 2-1 defeat to Italy.He joined West Brom in January and played 10 times for the club, who were relegated at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.
Advertising feature Sky television specialists North West Sky Installations have been inundated with New Year requests about their services. However the Donegal-based Sky specialist does a lot more than simply install Sky.“We have been inundated with requests for people looking to get Sky since Christmas.“People realise that there are so many different packages they can choose form now – with one to fit every pocket,” said a spokesman.As well as these packages, NWSI is also offering multi-room (including a second room with a different channel) absolutely free. The company are also guaranteeing quick call-outs responses in the cases of people whose dishes may have been moved or damaged by the recent storms.And with the advent of digital viewing, they are also advising and helping to connect people to Saorview.And if none of that suits your taste then the company is also doing a very special deal on ‘freesat’ which, for a once-off payment, provides many digital TV channels for its viewers.The Sky really is the limit with North West Sky Installations. SKY COMPANY SWAMPED WITH NEW YEAR CALLS was last modified: January 14th, 2012 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:North West Sky Inistallations
The vice-chairman of Donegal Education & Training Board has expressed concerns about proposed reforms to the Junior Certificate structure.Peter CutliffePeter Cutliffe said he has spoken to teachers about how the new reforms are going to be introduced to schools.And he says the reaction has been that there simply has been enough consultation with teachers by the Department of Education. “The core of these proposals seem to be to move from exams to continuous assessment of students. We need more consultation with the Department of Education & the Minister as to implications for teachers , students & administrators .“One of the concerns voiced is that teachers will be expected to assess their own students , which might promote inequalities between schools.“There will be extra demand on resources & at the same time opportunities to possibly employ more teachers in assessing students if these proposals are discussed properly in my opinion,” he concluded. VICE-CHAIRMAN OF DONEGAL ETB EXPRESSES CONCERN AT JUNIOR CERT REFORM was last modified: January 17th, 2014 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:donegalETBJunior CertPeter Cutliffe
Michaela presents Jason with his new Ferrari – well for a night at least!There was a time when you’d be lucky if your dad gave you a lift to your prom!But Jason Flood from Manorcunningham needn’t have worried about that.Because Jason now officially has the coolest girlfriend on the planet after Michaela Duddy arranged for him to travel to the Deele College prom in a Ferrari! Michaela, from St Johnston, arranged to get a loan of the €226,000 fire-red Ferrari from a family friend.And to say that car-mad Jason was speechless is a bit of an understatement.The young couple, who are both 16, have been dating for more than a year now.Jason, who attends St Eunans College in Letterkenny, looked ultra-cool behind the wheel of one of the world’s most amazing cars. But it also helped that he had a stunning-looking young lady on his arm.Some guys have all the luck! GIRLFRIEND GIVES HER BELOVED THE PERFECT PROM PRESENT – A FERRARI! was last modified: October 12th, 2014 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:deele collegedonegalFerrariJason FloodMichaela DuddyPromRaphoe
Brian Farrell: Missing in Sweden.A DONEGAL family’s heartache is ongoing as the search for their missing cousin in Sweden continues.Brian Alan Farrell, originally from Culleens in Co Sligo, has been missing in Sweden for over TEN days.He was last seen on Monday 10th of November in the Winstrom area of Stockholm. His relations in Kerrykeel have rallied in support of his family in Sligo.There was mass held for Brian in Kilglass Church, Co Sligo last Friday evening in which the local congregation along with friends and family prayed for his safe return.However, as their search for Brian enters it’s eleventh day, concern is growing with every passing minute and hour.Brian was employed as a carpenter and had been working at the harbour in the Swedish capital since March. His brother Michael has travelled to Sweden to help in the search.His family are naturally in a terrible way over his disappearance, and unfortunately already suffered a terrible tragedy in the past.Brian’s other brother died while working on a building site in London seven years ago.Brian’s cousin in Kerrykeel Grainne Farrell is asking people to LIKE AND SHARE this Facebook page.Contact details for anyone who may have information are outlined on the Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missing-IRISH-MAN/282674261941687DONEGAL FAMILY’S HEARTACHE ONGOING AS SEARCH FOR MISSING COUSIN CONTINUES was last modified: November 21st, 2014 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:Brian Alan FarrelldonegalFacebookGardaimissingnewssligoSwedenTen days
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Pork prices in China continue to rise, up 14% since the start of the year and nearly 40% from a year ago. Data released in June showed prices climbing as producers slowed slaughter to rebuild herds, following widespread culling in 2014 when prices were low. Pork supply also has been suppressed by environmental measures introduced in 2010 that forced many smaller pig farmers out of business. Several municipal governments, including Beijing, Dalian and Qingdao, have begun to release frozen pork reserves to ease the pressure on prices.The National Pork Producers Council continues to work on behalf of U.S. pork producers to increase exports to China. In 2015, the largest barrier to access to the Chinese market was the delisting of a small number of U.S. plants that were approved to export to that country. NPPC worked closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to get the plants relisted. (The majority of plants and cold storage facilities were relisted late last and early this year.)U.S. pork exports to China also are limited because of that country’s ban on ractopamine. NPPC wants China to adhere to science-based regulations and the U.N. Codex Alimentarius Commission maximum residue levels for ractopamine. In the interim, NPPC has supported the creation and use of two USDA programs to certify that U.S. pork products exported to China are ractopamine-free. Additionally, provisions of a bilateral agreement between China and the United States, don’t allow U.S. processed meat exports to the Asian nation. But China recently agreed to a proposed U.S. pilot program to accept processed meat. NPPC is hopeful that a successful pilot program will result in full access for U.S. processed pork products to China.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jerry HagstromDTN Political CorrespondentWASHINGTON, D.C. (DTN) — After the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said the bill “sends a strong message to the Senate. The people that look to our markets for integrity don’t care about political wins and losses. They expect us to conduct the business of this committee.”Peterson noted, “The CFTC authorization expired in 2013, so it is overdue, and I’m glad we are on a bipartisan path to get it done.” Although the CFTC has continued to function normally under appropriations bills, Peterson also said that Heath Tarbert, the new CFTC chairman, “is also keen to have his agency formally reauthorized.”Tarbert in a press release praised the committee’s action and said, “The sound regulation of our derivatives markets, which see more than $4 trillion in notional activity each day, is critical to the health of the U.S. economy and the pocketbook of every American. These markets help inform the price of everything from food and gasoline to home mortgage interest. Today’s bipartisan action highlights the importance of the work done at the CFTC and represents a significant first step in the legislative process. I look forward to working with members of both parties in both chambers to see a bill through.”For the most part, the bill continues the CFTC’s previous authorities, but it also reinforces its fraud authority, establishes an Office of the Chief Economist and expands the office of Minority and Women Inclusion.House Agriculture Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee Chairman David Scott, D-Ga., noted that the bill also will establish and maintain a paid internship program for students from 1890s historically black colleges and universities, schools that serve Hispanic and Latino students, 1994 tribal colleges, and those schools that serve the territories.The bill also contains a digital commodities section, but House Agriculture ranking member Michael Conaway, R-Texas, said, “Today’s legislation continues the important work of reauthorizing the agencies and programs in our jurisdiction, but I do want to caution that we are not breaking much new ground. This bill does not address important issues around the emerging world of digital assets, especially those digital commodities that fall within our committee’s jurisdiction.”Three freshmen Democrats claimed credit for provisions in the bill.Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., said in a news release that the bill contains her provision that would bring clarity to the determination of which commodity broker assets will be used to cover the costs of equity claims during bankruptcy proceedings. Specifically, the Spanberger provision would require that a commodity broker’s cash, securities, or other property be classified as customer property to help pay the net equity claims of a broker’s public customers following the broker’s bankruptcy.“Amid widespread trade worries, the American futures market currently faces tremendous financial uncertainty. In this unstable economic climate, agribusinesses in central Virginia and across the country are always looking to better protect themselves against the consequences of unpredictable fluctuations in the market,” said Spanberger. “Today, the House Agriculture Committee passed my bill to bring more clarity to the CFTC’s commodity broker bankruptcy rules.“By streamlining these regulations, we are giving producers more certainty as they look to expand their operations and invest in new facilities, equipment, and employees,” Spanberger said.Peterson said in the news release that “Spanberger’s provision in the reauthorization legislation would give our country’s agribusinesses some much-needed peace of mind during bankruptcy proceedings, and I was glad to see her bill pass with strong bipartisan support.”Spanberger noted her provision is endorsed by the Virginia Agribusiness Council and the National Futures Association.Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, said, “This legislation includes language from my Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act, which strengthens protections for whistleblowers that report wrongdoing or violations of commodities law. We should be protecting folks that do the right thing by reporting market manipulation or fraud, not exposing them to being fired if they speak up.”Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., said the bill contains her provision “to ensure that church retirement and healthcare plans are not regulated the same way for-profit corporations are — allowing churches to provide their employees with the healthcare they need and the retirement savings they have earned.”Conaway commented, “We’ve included new protections for charitable organizations and church retirement plans so they will not be subjected to regulations designed for Wall Street, as well as ensuring the protection of customers’ hard-earned assets in the case of a commodity broker bankruptcy.”Jerry Hagstrom can be reached at email@example.comFollow him on Twitter @hagstromreport(CCSK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.