KINGSTON: Danielle James of G.C. Foster College, with a time of 19:55, and Kirk Brown, with 16:04, topped this year’s staging of the Digicel 5K Imagine Run, which saw over 10,600 participants running for special needs – a vast increase over the 8,052 entrants last year – for the Night Run/Walk event that took place in downtown Kingston on Saturday night. Both James and Brown are no strangers to the winner’s podium, as James placed first in the 2013 staging, while Brown was second in the same year. Meanwhile, the other fast finishers were Tanice Barnes and Crystal Brown in the female category, with times of 20:17 and 20:43, respectively. For the male division, Oshane Archibald (16:25) and Dwayne Graham (16:44) placed second and third, respectively. In the wheelchair category, Sheldon Cox, who has represented Jamaica at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in the past, was first with a time of 22:18, while Paralympian Sylvia Grant clocked 28:18 to top the female category. Second- and third-place females were Cherry White (32:32) and Vinnette Green (32:45). The second- and third-place finishers in the male wheelchair segment were Marcus Banton (29:42) and Joel Brown (30:22). “Seeing the thousands of individuals lined up at the start line this year was heart-warming, humbling and very encouraging for us,” said David Butler, CEO for Digicel Jamaica. “Tonight’s turnout shows what a community can achieve when it comes together for a worthy cause.” The fourth staging of the event was in aid of 12 special-needs beneficiaries, namely the Jamaica Autism Support Association, Early Stimulation Plus, Genesis Academy, Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation, The STEP Centre, Liberty Academy, Jamaica Association for the Deaf, Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities, Jamaica Society for the Blind, Mustard Seed Communities, Naz Children’s Centre and Special Olympics Jamaica.
The Ball brothers, including infamous father LaVar Ball, are expected to boost the publicity of the club but are unlikely to get major minutes in the Lithuanian Basketball League, according to the report.Prienu Vytautas also plays less-competitive Baltic League, where the younger brothers of NBA rookie Lonzo Ball could play 20-25 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseLiAngelo, 19, recently pulled out of the UCLA basketball team where he had been suspended indefinitely following the shoplifting incident during the Bruins’ tour in China.LaMelo, 16, meanwhile, dropped out of Chino Hills in high school in his junior year. According to the Big Baller Brand, he will be the youngest player from the US to play outside of the country. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano In a post on Big Baller Brand, which was founded by the Ball patriarch, the Balls’ move to play overseas was borne out of passion and desire to “experience playing as pros.”It’s not about the money for the Ball Brothers. They have a passion to play Basketball and to experience playing as pros was the Goal. They have accomplished this mission and are excited to be playing on the same team to top it off. The Big Baller way! pic.twitter.com/QOu6QCtMdf— Big Baller Brand (@bigballerbrand) December 12, 2017LaVar, with his bigger-than-life personality, became the talk of the town since last year because of his audacious and eyebrow-raising comments, even feuding with President Trump over his son’s release in China.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NYC marathon winner Shalane Flanagan to try again in Boston Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Big Ballers are headed to Europe.LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have reportedly signed a one-year contracts with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas, ESPN has reported.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments
Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano For the city, it’s a big addition to what was already a jam-packed schedule.Indy will host the annual boys and girls high school state championships, the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament and the men’s Final Four in the first four months of 2021. Then the city will be the College Football Playoff championship game host site in 2022.Now they can pencil in All-Star week and the Feb. 14 game on the calendar, too.To accommodate all of the league’s festivities, city officials plan to use Lucas Oil Stadium and the convention center. Both are just a few blocks from Indiana’s home court, Bankers Life Fieldhouse.“A lot has changed since we last came here for an All-Star Game in the 1980s,” Silver said. “Then, it really was the All-Star Game, one day or one game. What it has truly become now is an All-Star week of activities.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The impact of such an event also has changed. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said city officials estimate it will add $100 million to the economy.Silver made the announcement a little less than three hours before the Pacers were scheduled to host Oklahoma City and Paul George, the four-time All-Star who was traded this summer. It’s the first time George has returned to Indy since the deal and has been one of the most anticipated games on this season’s schedule.But now Pacers fans know they’ll have all of the league’s biggest stars, maybe even Bird, back in town in 2021.“It’s so incredible, so professional, so entertaining, you’re all in for a great week,” Simon said. “I look forward to it and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIES Lillard leads Portland comeback past Miami MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s the first time the city will host the All-Star Game since 1985.“I have this image in my head — Larry Bird, IndyCar, Fifth Avenue,” Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said. “I know, Commissioner, that had to have a big impact because he (Bird) lives and breathes Indiana basketball. We’re going to put on a great show.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPerhaps it was Bird’s theatrics or the long gap between All-Star Games in Indy.Whatever it was, Silver implied something felt right about playing such a marquee event in one of the nation’s biggest basketball states and for the league’s longest-tenured team owner, Herb Simon. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, is joined by Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon, right, and Larry Bird, after he announced in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 that Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star game . (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS — Larry Bird’s final drive through New York City paid off Wednesday.Seven months after the NBA Hall of Famer hand delivered the Indiana Pacers’ All-Star bid at league headquarters in an IndyCar, Commissioner Adam Silver returned the favor by showing up at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to announce the league’s big midseason bash was coming back to Indianapolis in February 2021.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
National Psychiatric Hospital– more staff needed at facility – Head RHCAn autopsy performed on the body of 27-year-old Stephon Francis, who died at the National Psychiatric Hospital in Berbice, proved that he died as a result of choking on a piece of meat.The post-mortem was conducted by Dr Vivakanand Bridgemohan at the New Amsterdam Hospital on Tuesday.The dead young man of Kitty, Georgetown, was reportedly involved in a fight at Chalet Four on Sunday evening. During the scuffle, he reportedly fell and was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he died while receiving medical attention.Police had initially arrested two patients in connection with the man’s death but following the revelation of the post-mortem report, the two men were reportedly escorted back to the Psychiatric Hospital.The now dead man was taken to the medical facility about a week ago and was admitted a substance abuse patient. This was not the first time he was admitted to the institution.Following Sunday’s incident, Director of Regional Health Services Jevaughn Steven told Guyana Times that 40 per cent of patients at the institution are there for substance abuse.“We have to take care of them because the court order states that it must be sent to the National Psychiatric Hospital,” Steven related.Guyana Times was told that persons would normally be remanded to the National Psychiatric Hospital for observation but would be held at the facility until their next court appearance.However, Steven said that this poses a challenge to the healthcare service.“In most cases, we find that this person to come through the court system and substance abuse patients have a tendency of becoming violent.”In an invited comment, one senior police official highlighted that many lawyers would prefer for their clients to be sent to the Psychiatric Hospital instead of spending jail time.Meanwhile, Attorney-at-Law Joel Edmonds is of the belief that lawyers have to ensure their clients are fit to stand trial in court and more so, noted that the Magistrate has to also ensure the safety of the person on trial.In addition, another lawyer, Adrian Anamayah noted that the situation has always been that way.“Sending persons that are [involved in court cases to the] National Psychiatric Hospital is not for a permanent stay but for them to be evaluated.However, Head of the Regional Health Committee in Region Six, Zamal Hussain said there is a need for more persons to overlook the system at the National Psychiatric Hospital which should also have better management.“Prisoners going there should be put in separate areas. We have some persons who are more violent than others so we need to have those persons separated.”The health committee head noted that $100 million is allocated for the health sector from the national budget just for dietary.“We need to ensure the persons going there are managed properly. On several occasions, I have questioned the management. The Minister of Health told me that they are trying to phase out the National Psychiatric Hospital and putting other systems in place. I think they are paying less attention to the hospital and that is the main reason why we are having casualties.”Dead: Stephon Francis
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“While we don’t expect 100 percent, it should be at least in the 90s. This is life and death, for heaven’s sake,” Bien said. Previous prison policy let guards wait for medical staff to arrive: “You could choose not to help someone who was dying at your feet,” Bien said. California officials have balked at replacing overhead air vents in segregation units with vent covers that have smaller openings to prevent inmates from stringing sheets or cords to hang themselves. The department says the smaller vents would restrict air flow, while the inmates’ attorneys say the vents are used in hundreds of prisons, including the California Men’s Colony and Atascadero State Hospital for the criminally mentally ill. Inmate attorneys are also objecting to prison proposals to reduce the amount of mental health supervision provided in segregation units. They hope a federal judge will order a hearing into a 3-year-old prison policy that treats mental illness as a security danger. The mentally ill are often sent to more secure prisons where they are housed with violent inmates and are more frequently locked in their cells with fewer privileges and amenities. A special master appointed by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton is set to soon release a report on the corrections department’s decision two years ago to stop stationing a guard outside the cells of each one or two suicide-risk inmates. Now, guards monitor as many as six inmates at a time via television cameras in the cells, which Bien said is far from foolproof and prevents the human contact that could help deter suicides. Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, who chairs two corrections oversight committees, criticized prison officials for failing to adopt what she called “no brainer” precautions. The Democrat from Los Angeles plans hearings this month. Bien blamed the prison system’s swelling population and understaffing for the increase in suicides. More general population inmates are locked in their cells for longer periods without significant activities, so their conditions more closely approximate those of inmates in disciplinary segregation who are most likely to take their own lives, he said. The court’s special master is preparing a year-end report calling for the prison system to increase spending on mental health staff and services. The state recently hired Thomas White, a former federal prisons official who now consults on inmate suicide prevention, to help find the cause of the increase and to suggest improvements. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – A record number of convicts killed themselves in California prisons during 2005 – double the national inmate suicide rate, according to state records. The trend approaching one suicide each week is triggering new complaints from class-action lawyers that the state is stalling prevention efforts. Prison officials deny delays, saying they thwart the vast majority of suicide attempts. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported 44 suicides in an inmate population that is at an all-time high – nearly 164,000 – though inmates’ attorneys have so far been able to confirm only 41 deaths as suicides. Either figure is up from 26 suicides in 2004, and exceeds the previous record of 36 deaths in 2003. Using the more conservative estimate, the rate is 27 deaths per 100,000 inmates, compared with a national rate of 14 per 100,000 calculated by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics. That rate is falling nationally even as California’s rate increases. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives puts the nationwide prison suicide rate at about 13 deaths per 100,000, compared to 11 deaths per 100,000 in the general community. Seventy percent of inmate suicides in California occur in disciplinary isolation units, which reported an astronomical rate of 248 suicides per 100,000 inmates in 2004. “We try to be there and vigilant,” said corrections spokesman J.P. Tremblay. “It’s always a tragedy when anybody commits suicide, but we’re working hard to try to prevent that. We have made some progress, but it’s not going to happen overnight.” Lawyers representing more than 26,000 mentally ill inmates in California are heading back to a Sacramento federal judge Thursday, accusing the state of not training guards quickly enough to provide emergency resuscitation when inmates are found unresponsive. Some prisons have trained fewer than half their guards, said Michael Bien, the lead attorney. Prison attorneys say most have trained at least 75 percent of guards, and many are above 90 percent.
LA HABRA – When Christopher Jarczewski recovered his stolen car, he had to convince police that he was the rightful owner, despite having the title in hand. That’s because the thief had managed to legally change ownership of the vehicle through the Department of Motor Vehicles – two weeks before the car was stolen. The 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner was stolen April 2 from Jarczewski’s auto parts store in La Habra, which he co-owns with his brother-in-law, Dick Prescott. When Prescott and Jarczewski found the car a week later, it was at a giant automotive swap meet in Van Nuys. Since Jarczewski did not report his car stolen until April, the vehicle passed the check, Botello said. He said in order for someone to acquire an ownership title in a new name, the person must present a bill of sale, a Vehicle Identification Number and a signature on the “release of ownership” section of the application. Most cars have the VIN number printed in the left corner of the dashboard, where it can be read through the windshield without ever opening the car. “The problem seems to be that if you own a car free and clear, somebody can get the VIN off your car and your car could be gone,” Prescott said. “It would be very difficult to get back unless you found it yourself like we did.” Prescott said the name that appeared on the new pink slip when the car was recovered was that of an ex-employee who knew Jarczewski. If a thief knows the name of the current owner of a car, he or she could easily acquire the VIN number, forge the signature of the current owner and create a false bill of sale on a home computer – all before stealing the target vehicle, DMV officials acknowledged. “It’s possible the release of ownership was forged,” Botello said of Jarczewski’s case. And the tactic could be duplicated by other thieves, he said. “In reality, it’s kind of easy to do it like this guy did it,” Botello admitted, adding that stopping such crimes would be tough, at least for the DMV. “It would be almost impossible to prevent something like this, but then again, for someone to steal the documents and go to DMV to steal the car before they steal the car … it’s kind of unusual and personally I’ve never heard of something like this. “It’s a crime and it should be prosecuted. It’s really more of a law-enforcement issue,” he added. The section of the form releasing ownership by the registered owner requires only the owner’s signature, the date and a daytime telephone number. Botello said the “release of ownership” section does not require a notarized signature. “We don’t check on all of the signatures that come through here. We’d need handwriting experts to check them all and with all the millions of drivers in the state, it’s impossible,” said Botello. “We don’t do random checks, either. We only check if a vehicle comes up as reported stolen.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe new ownership title that was recovered with the vehicle had an issue date of March 24. For Prescott, there could be only two possibilities for how this could have happened. “Either there’s a flaw in the DMV, or someone inside is selling out,” he said. Armando Botello, spokesman for the DMV, said the car in question was indeed issued a new title on March 24. But he said the title was issued after officials checked to make sure that the vehicle had not been reported stolen, a routine procedure.
The Gathering wants to bring Donegal’s professional footballers back home for a ‘Celebration of Football’ but they need your help!Packie and ShayGoalkeeping legends Packie Bonner and Shay Given will host the event this October in Ballybofey.But organisers don’t want to leave anybody out. And that’s why they have teamed up with Donegal Daily to ask the Donegal public for their help in identifying anyone who ever played professional football overseas.The likes of Packie Bonner, Shay Given and Seamus Coleman are easy but there are many more out there whom we may have forgotten.They are looking for their names, their Donegal clubs and who they traveled to play for.All you have to do is to email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will take care of the rest. And needless to say there is a great prize for one lucky entrant.Anybody who takes the time to suggest a name will be entered into a draw for two tickets to the Heroes and Legends Ball in October as well as a signed football and photo with the many soccer stars due to turn up on the night.It will be a great occasion but can be even better through your help.So if your brother, uncle, neighbour, cousin or work colleague left Donegal at any stage to play football overseas, email email@example.com and leave their name and any details.The Gathering committee will do the rest. Keep logging onto Donegal Daily for further details of what promises to be a great night on October 6th.Further information available from Villa Rose Hotel: 074 9132266.WIN FREE TICKETS AND SIGNED BALL FOR A GATHERING OF DONEGAL’S SOCCER STARS was last modified: September 16th, 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:competitionHeroes and LegndsPackie BonnerShay Givensoccer
1 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star no dice tense Latest Premier League News Former England star Rio Ferdinand has hailed wonderkid Jadon Sancho for his Borussia Dortmund form and insisted ‘he’s got everything’.The teen sensation has been in scintillating form for the Bundesliga giants this season, his second campaign with the club, earning himself an international call up for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions this week. Ferdinand, who played 81 times for his country, knows plenty about former Man City youngster Sancho thanks to his London roots.And when asked about his ability and what the future might hold for him, the Manchester United legend didn’t hold back on his praise.“This kid is the truth. He’s got everything,” he told BT Sport. He’s got skill, pace, tenacity, desire, commitment, he gets goals.“He’s top assist man in Europe at the moment.“He’s potentially the best talent we’ve got bar none. shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho in action England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REAL DEAL Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January silverware deals REVEALED huge blow Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City “No chance [of hype]. He came from the same area as me so I know a lot about him.“I know his dad and I’ve seen him play a fair bit. A lot of my mates are very, very close to him and the family.”
Members of Rasheney FC.A Donegal soccer club deserve a ‘pat’ on the back for their latest fundraising plan – a cow pat to be exact!Rasheney FC, like many other clubs, know how difficult it is to make ends meet.But they are hoping a local cow, a field and some keen supporters will help them raise the cash. The club, which is based on the Isle of Doagh, are hosting a sports day on July 27th next starting at 2pm.And one of the main attractions is a Cow Drop competition.The aim of the competition os to guess where the designated cow will do its business or ‘Guess Where The Cow S***s’ as the folk in Rasheney put it bluntly.And with 300 squares at €5 each, that’s a lot of cow s*** which could land anywhere. But on the udder hand, it is one way to milk a bit of money for the club.So get mooooving and get your square booked. A REAL CASH COW! DONEGAL SOCCER CLUB PULL THE UDDER ONE WITH BIZARRE FUNDRAISER! was last modified: July 18th, 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:cowdonegalIsle of DoaghRasheney FC