ST CATHERINE Football Association President Peter Reid is still singing the praises of new title sponsors, Alliance MoneyGram and McKay Security two weeks into the Major League’s new season, which kicked off on Friday, November 16. “It’s a two-year sponsorship, $2 million for the Major League $2-million and $1 million for the Happy Sutherland Knockout,” a grateful Reid told The Gleaner yesterday, adding that the previous two years were challenging ones for the association. “We were getting some support from FLOW, who was with us from 2010 but had gradually reduced its involvement,” he explained. “The clubs, who, when we had minimal sponsorship, helped by making sure they paid their fees, will now be getting prize monies and logo subsidies. We will also be able to put on our awards function, plus the sponsorship is for two years, so we are in a better position to plan. “The clubs are very appreciative of the sponsorship. They understand sponsorship is something you don’t take for granted. They’re trying their best to satisfy the requirements, especially discipline, which is the hallmark of our football. They know sponsors like to be associated with disciplined teams and clubs”. “I would like to say a big thank you to Jason McKay and Peter Chin of Alliance MoneyGram, who have come on board as joint sponsors,” Reid emphasised. Meanwhile, Chin said Alliance MoneyGram believes St Catherine football will help to promote its brand in the parish, “especially Spanish Town and Portmore, which has the second-biggest population size in Jamaica, outside of Kingston”. “We believe football is a good vehicle by which to reach the target market we are going after. It is widely followed and the demographic uses Alliance MoneyGram services,” Chin pointed out, adding that his firm is looking to add additional agents and “drive the traffic to the existing outlets”.
…in GuyanaA letter writer who, from his name, is probably an Indigenous person from Reg 9 (Allicock), wrote a letter to report on the abominable treatment meted out to over 87 students from the Region when they were brought to Georgetown to participate in the Children’s Mashramani competition. He called the treatment “second class”.He’s being kind to the Government of the day!! Does he not realise that the whole reason for bringing the kids was to have “photo ops”, to show the world that all Guyana’s “six peoples” are involved in what they claim to be our NATIONAL festival!! The first tip-off about this tokenism was there from the very beginning, when the festival was launched in Linden in 1970.We’ve always been told that the name “Mashramani” was from an “Amerindian” language – Arawak – and means “celebration after a hard day’s work”. And we took this for gospel. The truth is much grimier. Seems the Lindeners – whose three areas of Wismar, Christianburg and Mackenzie had just been made into a township – on Hamilton Green’s suggestion, chose “Linden” (Burnham’s first name) as the town’s name. They then decided to have a “sport” to celebrate Republic Day. Not so coincidentally, it happened to fall three days after Burnham’s birthday!!They decided on the name “Mashraman”, it is claimed, because one Alan Fieldlow, an Amerindian, claimed his grandfather told him that “Muster Many” was actually the Arawak word Mashramani, meaning celebration after hard work!! The organisers of the Republic Day – all Georgetowners – pronounced that since no one could say that Mashramani was NOT an Amerindian word…that was good enough to dub it Amerindian!! Imagine they couldn’t even consult the Arawak chiefs!!But even more insulting to our First Peoples, was the “celebration” was organized along the lines of the Trinidad carnival!! With absolutely NOTHING Amerindian – much less Indigenous – about it!! If there was even a shred of respect for the First Peoples, whom the PNC claimed they wanted to honour, they could’ve built the celebrations around Amerindian themes. But don’t forget that, only the year before, the PNC had violently suppressed a rebellion in the Rupununi, and had launched their pacification programme – which is going to be launched anew. Just look at all the GDF boys that’ll be stationed on our borders!!And so it was that from that time on, we’ve all been told that wining down to (at first) calypso, and now Soca, is honouring our Amerindian heritage!!And that’s why, apart from being treated like second class citizens in a country that Chronnix pointed out is “Capture Land”, the Reg 9 kids didn’t win a single prize!!!Ain’t it a shame? …Presidential legal advice?The Government is miffed the Bar Association weighed in on the controversy the President created when he received the Opposition Leader’s rejection of his two candidates for Chancellor and Chief Justice. It’s a “controversy” – like Venezuela’s -because there’s no “issue” or “two sides” to consider. As the Bar Association pointed out, Art 127 is pellucid on this point – and the intent of the framers of the Amendment introduced in 2000 is there to prove this.To maintain the widest legitimacy of the guardians of the Constitution, the two top judicial officials must have the agreement of the Opposition Leader. Barring that, the President can only make ACTING appointments. Yet, he says he’ll seek “legal advice”. What’s there to be advised on? It’s clear we’re back to the President’s “perception”.Legal luminary Roscoe Pound once said a Bar Association is supposed “to promote and maintain the Practice of Law as a profession…in the spirit of a service of furthering the administration of justice through and according to law.”The Bar Association was acting in its noblest tradition!!…policingThis phenomenon of robbing persons who’ve made large withdrawals from commercial banks has to be rooted in insider information.Once is “happenstance”; twice is “coincidence”; but thrice and more is “insider enemy action”!
Over the last few days, residents of Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) have been significantly inconvenienced owing to the disruptions to mobile service from telecommunications giant, GTT.The mobile service went down on Saturday last, greatly impacting business operations and leisure activities in many areas across the Region.GTT mobile subscribers were unable to send or receive calls, text messages or access the Internet.Reports indicate that residents of North Rupununi and Central Rupununi have been particularly affected, since commercial activities are abundant in those areas.Residents have also expressed concern that GTT failed to promptly inform the public of the disruption to the service and to keep them updated on progress in addressing the matter.In a Facebook post, parliamentarian Alister Charlie vented about the lack of customer service.“Come on GTT, be professional and let the subscribers know exactly what is happening and how soon will the service be restored,” he posted.Contacted for a comment on the matter, the company explained that the disruption was as a result of damage to equipment at its Lethem facility.On Tuesday, GTT Public Relations Officer (PRO) Allison Parker advised that the information would be broadcast on the recently-commissioned radio station in the Region.According to the statement from the company, engineers are working to replace the equipment and conduct urgent repairs.In apologising for the inconvenience caused, the company announced that mobile services should be restored fully today.
26. Andrew Robertson (Left back) 14. Jordan Henderson (Centre midfield) 5. Georginio Wijnaldum (Centre midfield) – click the right arrow to see the rest of the predicted Liverpool team 23. Emre Can (Centre midfield) Fresh from their excellent victory over Hoffenheim which secured their return to the group stages of the Champions League, Liverpool return to Premier League action against one of their top six rivals.Arsenal travel to Anfield on Sunday afternoon looking to deal a blow to the Reds’ title hopes, and get their own campaign back on track having fallen to defeat in Stoke last weekend.There is a boost for the Gunners, however, as both Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny are expected to return to action.Liverpool have no new injury worries ahead of the match, though Jurgen Klopp is still without star players Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana as the midfield duo recover from injury.So, who could the German coach select to face the Gunners? Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s predicted Liverpool XI… 11 11. Mohamed Salah (Right forward) 6. Dejan Lovren (Centre back) 11 9. Roberto Firmino (Centre forward) 11 11 11 11 66. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Right back) 19. Sadio Mane (Left forward) 11 11 11 11 32. Joel Matip (Centre back) 11 22. Simon Mignolet (Goalkeeper)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The decision is complicated by Weller’s age and whether a prison would be equipped to deal with his rapidly failing health. Weller was free on his own recognizance during trial. The law lets Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson sentence Weller to anything from probation to 18 years in prison – effectively a death sentence for a man his age – for what happened at the Santa Monica Farmers Market in July 2003. Today, Johnson is expected to set a date for the sentencing. Defense attorney Mark Overland said he will file a motion for a new trial, citing past legal decisions and Weller’s deteriorating health. “I don’t know if he understands what’s going on today,” Overland said after the verdicts were read last week. He subsequently said he would appeal the verdict, perhaps extending the case until Weller dies. Gigi Gordon, a veteran defense attorney who wasn’t involved in the case, said prison isn’t a place for Weller, who attended opening statements in a wheelchair. She once represented an 82-year-old man who was sent to prison for a murder conspiracy. She said he arrived with a bag of medications and a special hearing aid – none of which he could take behind bars. He later suffered a severe injury when he failed to hear a gate closing, she said. Weller was 86 when his 1992 Buick Le Sabre plowed 300 yards through the market at up to 60 mph. His victims ranged in age from 7 months to 78 years. The incident also left more than 70 people injured. District Attorney Steve Cooley declined comment beyond the statement he issued after the verdicts.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The judge who will sentence an 89-year-old man convicted of killing 10 people as his car careened through an outdoor market faces an unusual dilemma: What to do with an ailing felon whose case has created endless sorrow but few calls for imprisonment. The district attorney has not recommend a sentence for George Russell Weller, even after winning a conviction last week on charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. Some surviving victims said they don’t care if he goes to prison. “We have had a huge Greek tragedy morality play, and now nobody knows how it should end,” said Laurie Levenson, a professor at Loyola University Law School and former federal prosecutor.
There’s something about the circle of life. No matter how many times we chase our tails, we always end up in the same place. Long ago, when I jumped into the deep end of the journalistic pool, I covered community events. I moved on to report about education, government, features and cops, but always had a soft spot for what made our community tick. Call it institutional memory. I savor knowing where the bodies are buried and how to spell their names and why you can’t put certain people at the same table at your daughter’s wedding. So my newest assignment, as a community reporter for valleynews.com, is akin to putting on an old sweater from the back of the closet – warm and familiar and stretched out in all the right places. These kind of things affect the quality of life in my community, the subject I care most about and am privileged to cover. Don’t like what I said? Log on to valleynews.com and write a commentary of your own. That’s the beauty of community. Despite our differences, we’re all part of the great circle of life. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Valleynews.com is a citizen journalism project, where readers send in stories, pictures, art and blogs. They do the writing, leaving me to blog about sweaters and things that either fascinate or frustrate me. I’m pretty happy in this new/old spot. Too many times over the last (mumbled) years I’ve had to tell someone that the thing that mattered most to them “wasn’t newsworthy.” With valleynews.com, that’s all changing. With one click, people will be able to find out what’s going on in town, who’s celebrating a special anniversary, what businesses are new or hanging in there after 20 years, who’s upset about the latest development and whose daughter is getting married. You’ll hear about weddings a lot in the next year, by the way. My youngest daughter is engaged to the love of her life and we’re planning a great party for February 2008. I carry a copy of “The Idiot’s Guide to Being the Mother of the Bride” in my purse just to make sure I stay on course. Now that I’m not covering local politics, I can again have an opinion – a relief for the bleeding tongue I’ve been biting for a long time. Recently, one of the candidates for the local water board used his son’s free military mail privilege to send out 1,200 letters boosting his candidacy. That’s simply an abhorrent violation of one of the few privileges given our military, but something the arrogant incumbent has brushed off as sour grapes from his opponent, a retired naval officer. She has filed a grievance with the state Fair Political Practices Commission. I hope she takes him to the cleaners. My son spent 4
29 November 2013Entries for the 2014 Comrades Marathon will close at the end of business on Friday, a day earlier than had been planned because the cap of 18 000 runners has been reached ahead of schedule.In recent years the cap has been implemented for logistical and organisational purposes; the race has been oversubscribed since 2009.Online and in-house entries at the Comrades Marathon offices in Pietermaritzburg will close at 16:30 on Friday. However, Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) General Manager Chris Bruwer said: “We will still accept postal entries, but they must be postmarked by the Post Office with [the] date of 29 November 2013. Entries made after this date will be rejected.”Heightened interestSince a massive entry in 2010, when the Guinness World Records recognised the Comrades Marathon as the biggest ultra-marathon in the world, and the event was named the winner of the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards for South Africa’s “Best Sport Participation Event”, there has been a heightened interest in the race, which was first run in 1921.The 2010 race, which benefited from the excitement surrounding the 2010 Fifa World Cup, had 23 568 entries, with 14 343 runners finishing before the 12-hour cut-off time.The iconic road running race enjoys recognition as Africa’s oldest marathon and ultra-marathon at the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).2014 raceNext year’s event will be the 89th running of the Comrades Marathon. It was only during the Second World War, in the years from 1941 to 1945, that it was not held.Pietermaritzburg will host the start of next year’s Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 1 June. Competitors are allowed up to 12 hours to reach the finish in Durban.The defending men’s champion will be South African Claude Moshiywa, while Elena Nurgalieva, the defending women’s champion, will have an opportunity to match Bruce Fordyce’s nine wins in the race.SAinfo reporter and Comrades Marathon
Ahmed Kathrada, 84, one of Nelson Mandela’s oldest friends and confidantes, at Madiba’s memorial service in Johannesburg on 10 December 2013. The two met almost 70 years ago in Johannesburg when Kathrada was a teenager in high school, and Mandela a university student. (Image: GCIS) READ MORE • Mandela on Media Club South Africa • Nelson Mandela: the world mourns • Nelson Mandela – a timeline • Barack Obama’s tribute to Mandela • Watch: World reacts to Mandela’s death • Infographic: Mandela family tree • Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom • The women in Madiba’s life • Tutu leads memorial at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory • Photo gallery: South Africans celebrate Nelson Mandela Perhaps the best people to express the sadness of South Africa – and the world – after the death of Nelson Mandela are those closest to him: his long-time personal assistant Zelda la Grange, his old friend Ahmed Kathrada, and his fellow Elder, Desmond Tutu.La Grange was Mandela’s aide for 19 years, helping organise his life and shielding from an often overenthusiastic media and public. They grew close. On Friday 6 December, the day after he died, she released a statement that summed up the feelings of many. She had, she said, “come to terms with the fact that Madiba’s legacy is not dependent on his presence”.“His legacy will not only live on in everything that has been named after him, the books, the images, the movies. It will live on in how we feel when we hear his name, the respect and love, the unity he inspired in us as a country but particularly how we relate to one another.”She wrote of how he had moulded her into the person she is today. “Thank you for all the wonderful opportunities you afforded me, but most of all thank you for believing in me Khulu, [isiXhosa for “grandfather”] making me a better person, a better South African.”Prayer and reflection, song and danceThe nation has expressed its grief in different ways. Sunday 8 December was an official day of prayer and reflection on Mandela’s life. People gathered in churches, mosques and synagogues around the country. Others visited Mandela’s Houghton home to place flowers and candles on the street outside, and be quietly contemplative, or sing and dance in his memory outside his old home in Soweto. Still others just took to the outdoors, cycling in his honour, or being with family in public places.His friends and companions for decades – George Bizos and Ahmed Kathrada, among others – have been on television and radio recounting anecdotes, talking about his sense of humour, his strength and courage in the hard times he faced, and his simple humanity. World presidents and prime ministers such as Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, who both describe him as a close friend, have similarly recounted with affection their times with him.‘Trust, respect, liking and close comradeship’His old friend and fellow prisoner on Robben Island, Ahmed Kathrada, said in a statement the day after he died: “Madala [Zulu for old man], as you light-heartedly started calling me some years ago, it both grieves me and inspired me to write this to you now, with the hour of your death still a fresh wound in our people’s hearts.”They met in Johannesburg when Kathrada was a teenager in high school, and Mandela a university student. Kathrada is now 84.The title Madala, he said, “signifies mutual trust, respect, liking and close comradeship. In a wider sense, this one word brings out much more. It encapsulates the foundation of the very qualities that set you apart from other men.“Foremost is your sincere and consistent ability and skill in relating as equals to fellow beings from all walks of life – royalty, peasants, prime ministers, business people, presidents, workers, scientists, the illiterate, children, men and women: you treat, and regard, all as equal and equally deserving of respect, decency and dignity. You embodied the epitome of respect for your fellow beings, and the ability to relate easily to every strata of society.”Kathrada was sentenced to life imprisonment with Mandela in 1964, and served 25 years.“Your abundant reserves of love, simplicity, honesty, service, humility, care, courage, foresight, patience, tolerance, equality and justice continually served as a source of enormous strength to me and so many millions of people around the world,” he wrote.One of the many endearing features of Mandela was his wide, warm smile. Kathrada said: “Yet your smile, which lingers still, was always from the heart, never forced or used for expediency’s sake, and the great joy you took in the world around you, especially in children, was unmistakeable.”Mandela’s love of children was legendary. His love for his own children was long distance when he was a prisoner, but he always signed letters to Zindzi and Zenani with affection: “With lots of love and a million kisses”, or “A million kisses and tons and tons of love”.‘The gift of Madiba’Perhaps the best person to express the deep sadness South Africans are feeling is Anglican Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, who with Mandela led the Elders, a group of retired and independent world leaders. Barely 12 hours after the world heard of Mandela’s death, Tutu gave a brief, emotional address in St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town to a tearful congregation.“We gave hope to the world and one gift that you and I can give to the world as a fitting memorial, remembrance of Tata, is for us to become what the world had thought impossible,” he said slowly and deliberately, his eyes closed. “Let us give him the gift of a South Africa … God, thank you for the gift of Madiba. Thank you for what he has enabled us to know what we can become. Help us to become that kind of nation.”Tutu led another memorial to Mandela on Monday 9 December, at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg. He had by now regained his famous sense of humour, perhaps just what the audience of several hundred needed, after a numb three days of grief.“Thank you for giving the world this amazing person,” he said. “What a fantastic gift God gave to us in this Mandela.”Tutu recalled many of Mandela’s extraordinary acts of reconciliation, such as going to have tea with Betsy Verwoerd, the wife of the architect of apartheid. “The chemistry of this country began to be affected.”Or, when he wore a green Springbok jersey in support of the national rugby team during the 1995 World Cup, an act symbolic of the unity he wanted to create. “Any other president would have looked clumsy,” said Tutu, but not Madiba.“South Africa used to be the world’s pariah, but it was transformed into a beautiful, beautiful butterfly.”The audience responded with laughter, smiles and tears, in an emotional release.But it could be Kathrada’s words, in the end, that best sum up our feelings: “Farewell my elder brother, my mentor, my leader. With all the energy and determination at our command, we pledge to join the people of South Africa and the world to perpetuate the ideals and values for which you have devoted your life.”
Tags:#Apple#iOS 8#iOS 8 Bugs#iOS 8.0.1#iPHone 6#iPhone 6 Plus#touch id What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Apple’s latest iOS 8.0.1 got you down? You’re not alone.See also: iOS 8.0.1 Kills More Than It Cures, So Apple Pulled It The first update to the week-old iOS 8, Apple’s new operating system for iPhones and iPads, ended up crippling cellular reception and the Touch ID fingerprint scanner for many users—primarily those with the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Apple yanked the update pending a fix.In the meantime, you may be among those stuck with this dud of an update. But take heart: A few minutes with iTunes and you can revert your phone back to the previous version of iOS 8. Here’s how.Restoration Hardware, iPhone StyleEssentially, you’ll be downloading and installing the old software, a process that will erase everything else on your device. That’s why it’s crucial to back up your phone first. This ensures you won’t lose stuff like messages, apps or settings.In fact, the process is very similar to the way you’d downgrade your phone back to iOS 7. If for some reason you’ve decided iOS 8 just isn’t for you at this moment, it might be time to check out our guide to downgrading. (It might not be possible for much longer, though, so you may want to hurry.) See also: How To Downgrade iOS 8 Back To iOS 7For our purposes here, though, all you really want to do is get back the functionality iOS 8.0.1 slapped off your big new expensive Apple smartphone. Here’s how: Download the last official stable build of iOS 8, i.e. version 8.0.0, onto your desktop computer. Those show up as IPSW files, available for the iPhone 6 here and iPhone 6 Plus here. These are the official versions from Apple.Connect your iPhone to your computer using the USB/Lightning cable, and launch iTunes.On the iPhone page in iTunes, perform a backup by choosing “this computer” and tapping “Back Up Now.” This saves your current iPhone data to your computer. Forget this step and you’ll end up with a clean and empty, factory-fresh iDevice.Now use iTunes to restore. In the Windows version, you press and hold the Shift key while hitting “Restore.” Mac OS X users, do the same thing—just hold the Alt key instead of Shift as you choose “Restore.”In the window that pops up, pick the IPSW file for your specific device. Then follow the prompts. (If a nag warning tells you to shut off “Find my iPhone,” go to your iCloud settings and deactivate it for now.)Now tap “Restore backup,” pick the iTunes backup you just made a few moments ago and let the program do the rest.Voila! When you’re done, you should have an iPhone running iOS 8.0.0 with full cellular reception and Touch ID fingerprint scanning. And maybe, just maybe, a new wait-and-see approach whenever Apple sends out new software. Photo courtesy of Apple, adapted by Adriana Lee for ReadWriteUpdate: iOS developer Devran Ünal reached out to say that a full restore isn’t even necessary. He states that simply getting the older iOS 8 files and choosing “Update” in iTunes instead should do the job. No need to restore after 8.0.1.iPhone 6: http://t.co/puMsCXaOnqiPhone 6 Plus: http://t.co/sMZiAwRZuEOption-Click on “Update” via iTunes.— Devran (Cosmo) Ünal (@maccosmo) September 24, 2014If this doesn’t work for you, and performing a restore doesn’t help, you have one more option: putting your device into recovery mode. Apple outlines the steps for that here. Let us know which method works for you in the comments below. (Thanks, @maccosmo!) Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement adriana lee Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology