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first_imgShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-side football titleWaterford Primary captured the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Chubby Portmore Primary Football League with a 4-2 penalty kicks win over arch-rivals Naggo Head Primary in an exciting final at the Cedar Grove Sports Complex last Thursday.The keenly contested match watched by a lively crowd went down to the wire as a penalty shoot-out decided the winners after both teams were deadlocked after regulation and extra time. Rochede Rose, Jevin Parkinson, Demario Knight, Josheme Nelson scored the penalties for Waterford.At the end of the match Ian Andrews, the Administrative Director of INSPORTS handed over the championship trophy to Waterford Primary.Portsmouth Primary wins againDefending champions Portsmouth defeated Independence City 18-7 to retain their title in the final of the INSPORTS Portmore Primary School Netball League at the Ascot High School’s court last Monday.Independence City were no match for the champions with centre Sanaca Knight, who was later named the most valuable player during the month-long competition, dominating play from mid-court.In addition to lifting the coveted trophy, Portsmouth were also named the most disciplined team to go along with the dress parade which they won on the opening day of the competition on November 5.Winning coach Sheryl Wignall was named top coach for guiding Portsmouth to victory.Meanwhile, Greater Portmore defeated Naggo Head 15-10 in the play-off for third place, while Independence City received an award for being the most improved team this year.Cedar Grove blank SouthboroughCedar Grove Estate FC blanked Southborough 3-0 to register their first win of the season from two games, as action continued in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League last Sunday.Chase Singh, Steven Squire and Chrisna Wright scored for Cedar Grove who now have four points. Leaders Braeton United (six points) also had a similar 3-0 win over Daytona. In another game, Cumberland and Racing United drew 2-2. Cedar Grove will next be in action when they host Daytona at their Sports Complex this afternoon at 3 p.m. Tomorrow at the Racing field, Edgewater take on Cumberland at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. Racing United tackle Waterford.Dunbeholden drub Watson GroveDunbeholden sent Watson Grove crashing out of the FLOW-sponsored St Catherine FA Lincoln “Happy” Sutherland Senior KO Football Competition with a big 5-0 win at the Dunbeholden field last Saturday.In other games, Marcus Garvey United hammered Travellers 4-0; Christian Pen whipped Hellshire United 4-1; Bodles booted McCook’s Pen 2-0; G.C. Foster clipped Windsor Lion 2-1; Royal Lakes eliminated East Portmore Portals 2-1; Tredegar Park beat Federal United 1-0; Portsmouth defeated Dela Vega City 1-0; Naggo Head nipped Rodwood 1-0 whil, New Raiders advanced 4-2 on penalties over Spanish Town Police Youth Club after a 1-1 regulation and extra-time scoreline.Westchester ‘A’ rich form continuesWestchester ‘A’ went on another goal scoring spree as they trounced Pro Santos B 27-8 in action from the South East St Catherine Netball League last Saturday.Also on Saturday, Express All Stars steam-rolled Passagefort Strikers 22-12; Pro-Santos A edged Progressive Strikers 14-12. In games played last Sunday Westchester ‘A’ battled past Express All Stars 25-20 in a keenly contested game, while, Pro Santos B spanked Passagefort Strikers 25-8.Today’s games: Mega Angels vs Express All Stars; Westchester vs Progressive Strikers and Pro-Santos ‘A’ vs Passagefort Strikers.Tomorrow’s games: Mega Angels vs Westchester; Pro-Santos ‘A’ vs Pro-Santos ‘B’ ; Progressive Strikers vs Express All Stars. The league which is in its first season is a collaborative effort between the Social Development Commission (SDC), and Colin Fagan, the Member of Parliament for South East St Catherine. quarter-finals todayFour quarter-final games in the third annual Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-side Football Competition will be played today in Waterhouse. The games were scheduled for last weekend but were postponed due to a water-logged field.At 12:30 p.m. Caribbean Palms and Varma Rangers will meet in a 20-minute qualifying play-off game, and the winners will join the six zone winners and Youths United, in the quarter finals. At 1 p.m., Miles play Choppaz; 2 p.m. Trendsetters face Eurotrend; 3 p.m: Darkside play Youths United or Caribbean Palms; and at 4 p.m Varma Rangers or Youths United play Moscow.The semi-finals will be played tomorrow while the final and third place play-off games are tentatively scheduled for next Saturday, December 12.Digicel, for whom Fraser-Pryce is an ambassador, is the title sponsor, while GraceKennedy, Wisynco, through their product Wata, Tank-Weld Metals, Sagicor Bank, and National Commercial Bank Foundation are the other sponsors.Waterford liftslast_img read more

Journalism Training Program Gets MOE Accreditation

first_imgA locally established journalism institute, the Peter Quaqua Journalism Training Program, has received accreditation from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to operate fully as a training institute for journalists in Liberia.The newly established program, to be operated by the MediaAid Foundation, is named in honor of Peter Quaqua, former Press Union of Liberia (PUL) president, who now serves as president for the regional journalists group, the West African Journalists Association (WAJA).The program will offer a nine-month intensive certificate program comprising 27 major Journalism courses to aspiring, beginner and mid-level journalists in Liberia.According to MediaAid, the program is in response to the lack of an established Journalism school in the country.Furthermore, the group says there is also no sustained training for middle-level journalists.MediaAid, the sole operator of this training program, cautioned that it will not admit high school drop outs.In addition to its training curriculum, the Peter Quaqua Journalism Training Program will conduct seminars, workshops, field trips, students/trainers foreign exchange and compulsory internship for students.MediaAid began this year and is operated by some Liberian journalists.  The group, in partnership with the Indonesian oil palm company, Golden Veroleum-Liberia, has trained workers of about 15 community radio stations in the voice-editing program, Adobe Audition of Cool Edit.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Four youths won’t be charged in stabbing

first_imgJane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, said no charges were filed against the four because none carried weapons. “The victim allegedly started a fight,” she said. “We did reject charge against the four because there was insufficient evidence to file any charges.” Police had reports of several men running from the pier just after the stabbing. The group was found in a parking lot in the 1100 block of Pacific Coast Highway, police said. In all, six persons were arrested in connection with the incident. They were identified as Andrew Alvarado, 18, Kenneth Scialpi, 21, Gabriel Fernandez, 18, and Daniel Fernandez, 21, all from West Covina. Michael Tejada, 20, of Temple City was also arrested. A 17-year-old, who was not identified, was released to his parents, authorities said. Prosecutors have filed one count of assault with a deadly weapon against Scialpi. Bail was set at $80,000. He is due in court on June 21 for a preliminary hearing. (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2717160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – Four of five men arrested in connection with a Santa Monica Pier stabbing have been released without charges being filed against them, prosecutors said Thursday. A fifth man was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and was released on bail, according to court records. The men, from West Covina and Temple City, were visiting the pier May 17, when they were involved in an altercation with a homeless man, said Mitchell Alvarado, father of Andrew Alvarado, 18. “Basically the boys went down there, and they were hanging out when a homeless gang member confronts one of the boys,” Mitchell Alvarado said. “The gang member swings at him. It ended up being a big fight and they think one of the kids stabbed the homeless guy.” last_img read more