The Marlon Samuels Foundation marked year three of its contributions to the local blind and visually impaired community, by handing over $1.85 million during a special ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday.Samuels, who presented the donations, has been aiding the blind and visually impaired community in Jamaica, through his foundation, following an eye injury he suffered while playing for Melbourne Renegades in the Australia Big Bash Twenty20 tournament in 2013.Samuels was struck by a delivery from Lasith Malinga, which he recalled left him without sight temporarily.”Well, the urge for this isdefinitely two weeks of closing my left eye, and not being able to see anything out of my right eye. It was total darkness, so I can imagine what they are going through for their entire life being like that,” outlined Samuels.”So I will continue to do what I have done today as I know what it feels like to be without sight as I experienced that for two traumatic weeks. If I can raise awareness for this cause, I would have achieved something for the community,” Samuels added.The Samuels Foundation handed over a cheque valued at $1.5 million to the Jamaica Society for the Blind to assist with its operations. The Jamaica and West Indies cricketer also made a presentation of $350,000 to visually impaired student, Garfield Mitchell, who attends Church Teacher’s College. Mitchell was on the brink of dropping out of school because of his inability to pay his tuition fees.GRATEFUL FORCONTRIBUTIONDaemion McLean, chairman of the Jamaican Society for the Blind hailed the contributions.”It’s never easy for a non-government organisation treating with in excess of 46,000 blind individuals, and 80,000 visually impaired individuals, so when a contribution of this magnitude is made it helps us significantly in terms of rehabilitative services,” he outlinedMeanwhile, former prime minister Portia Simpson Miller, whom Samuels says he met at age 15, and who he considers a mother, and mentor, was present yesterday.”You find people that are mentors, this mentor is very special to me,” Samuels said of Simpson Miller, while encouraging other sportsmen to be mentors and give back.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, lauded Samuel’s for “his support and advocacy for the blind and visually impaired.”Others present included, West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron and West Indies Players Association president Wavell Hinds.The Marlon Samuels Foundation was launched in 2013, and is looking to continue its support of Jamaica’s blind community and fulfilling their mandate of promoting the welfare, education and employment of persons who are blind or visually impaired in Jamaica.
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Liberia and the People’s Republic of China have signed a US$13.5 million Economic and Technical Agreement aimed at covering expenses for projects agreed upon by both countries.The agreement came shortly after the new Chinese Ambassador, Zhang Yue, took over the embassy near Monrovia.Foreign Minister, Augustine K. Ngafuan, signed on behalf of the Liberian Government while Ambassador Zhang Yue signed on behalf of his country.Making remarks during the signing ceremony on February 25, Minister Augustine K. Ngfuan, lauded the People’s Republic of China for its immense contribution to Liberia’s post-war recovery.Commending the Chinese Envoy, Minister Ngafuan said Liberia looks forward to signing more agreements with China for the mutual benefit of the two nations.“We are happy that you have arrived with new vigor, and promise that we at the Foreign Ministry will make sure your tour of duty will be fruitful and rewarding.” the Minister added.Speaking earlier, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue noted that China values its relationship with Liberia, acknowledging the recent signing of an agreement for technical equipment for the Armed Forces of Liberia as another significant step to strengthening the ties between the two countries.Ambassador Yue also expressed his government’s renewed commitment to enhancing cooperation with Liberia and supporting the country’s development programs with the aim to assist the livelihood of the Liberian people, adding “we can work together cooperatively with Liberia using our resources to enhance cooperation.”Meanwhile, Liberia has over the years benefitted from China’s gestures under the “One China Policy.”Presently, plans are underway for the construction of a modern ministerial complex, renovation of the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, the Monrovia Vocational Training Center and an annex for the National Legislature.Several reconstruction projects are also being implemented by Chinese companies including CICO and CHICO, with China Union taking over the old Bong Mining Company once operated by the German government before the Liberian civil crisis.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Jordan Henderson – Click right to see which defender has pedigree in captaining big sides – As vice-captain, Henderson is the undeniable favourite to replace Gerrard when the outgoing captain finally departs. The 24-year-old has worn the armband on many occasions this season and, after making drastic improvements over the last 18 months, seems the most natural fit. At times he has been accused of attempting to emulate Gerrard too much, yet his match-winning performances against Manchester City, Burnley and Swansea City in recent months suggest he has all the right credentials. Martin Skrtel – Click right to see which hotshot could lead the line for many years to come – Skrtel has become the cornerstone of the Reds improved backline, particularly when Brendan Rodgers has reverted to a back three. While he has a tendency to be rash, the Slovakian is the man to bail Liverpool out with last ditch interceptions and slide tackles. Its no coincidence that the Reds most desperate defensive display of the season – the 4-1 defeat at Arsenal – occurred while Skrtel was unavailable. His duals this campaign with Diego Costa have rubber-stamped his hard man status at Anfield. 4 With just three games left in his Liverpool career, Steven Gerrard’s last Liverpool hurrah is edging nearer and nearer.The 34-year-old announced in January that after the Reds stumbled over offering a new contract, he would be embracing a new challenge in the MLS with LA Galaxy.Gerrard underlined his invaluable leadership credentials to his side yet again on Saturday, recovering from missing a penalty to score a vital late winner in the 2-1 victory over QPR – something Liverpool fans have become accustomed to seeing down the years.The former England captain has sported the Liverpool armband since 2003, but the question no arises of who amongst the current Reds’ bunch is the Anfield icon’s long-term successor?Brendan Rodgers has assembled a relatively young squad of players, and talkSPORT has looked at four possible candidates to fill Gerrard’s rather big boots as Liverpool captain… 4 Emre Can – The most impressive of Liverpools summer signings, Can has endeared himself to Liverpool fans as a bit of a cult hero. Naturally a central midfielder, the 21-year-old has been deployed on the right side of a back three to great effect this season to illustrate his versatility to the club. Fans will be hoping to see him reinstated to the heart of Liverpools midfield next campaign where he can control games with his range of passing and marauding runs. He currently captains Germany Under-21s, too. 4 Mamadou Sakho – Continue to see which stalwart is the Reds’ second longest serving player after Gerrard – Sakho is a fan favourite and has emerged this season as one of Liverpools most reliable performers after a disjointed start to his Reds career. Often misunderstood as clumsy, he has all the attributes of a modern footballer; strength, pace and composure on the ball. He has also captained PSG and France before, and is seen as an important voice in a comparatively fledgling Liverpool side. 4
Ayoze Perez Ayoze Perez has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract with Newcastle.The Spanish forward has been an impressive performer for the Magpies since arriving from CD Tenerife in June 2014.He has made 63 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals, and has featured in 21 of Newcastle’s 23 Premier League games this season.“It’s a special day for me, a big day for me,” the 22-year-old told the club’s official website.“The truth is I’m really happy here, so it’s a good thing for me – and I hope it’s the same for the Geordie family.“Newcastle gave me everything and I’m really pleased to sign this new contract.”Newcastle manager Steve McClaren added: “I am delighted that Ayoze has signed a new deal.“He is a very good player with huge potential and someone we believe has a very big future at Newcastle United.“We are building this club for the long-term and Ayoze is a very important part of that.”The announcement of Perez’s new deal came shortly after Newcastle confirmed the loan signing of striker Seydou Doumbia. 1
J.J. Reid Motors would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended and donated money on the day of the North West Classic Volkswagen and Audi Show.It was a spectacular day, with a great amount of money raised for local charities which we will be presenting with cheques next week.Above is a selection of photos of the day, we would like to also thank all the exhibitors who brought along their vehicles for display. To view more photos and to see some of the stunning offers currently available at J.J. Reid Motors click on their Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/jjreidmotors.lk/timeline PICTURE SPECIAL – J.J.REID MOTORS NORTH WEST VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI CAR SHOW was last modified: September 5th, 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:BusinessFeaturesJ.J Reid Motorsnews
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A story Monday incorrectly reported the deadline for applying for a vacancy on the Westside Union School District board. In fact, the deadline is 4 p.m. next Tuesday.
Sherman Oaks vocalist Katharine McPhee inched closer to the “Idol” title Wednesday, remaining on the show while another hopeful was sent packing. The contestant who was bounced, Melissa McGhee, 21, forgot the words to her song on Tuesday’s “American Idol,” which was devoted to the music of Stevie Wonder. The votes came in the following day with McGhee becoming the first of the final dozen contestants to be voted off the top-rated Fox show. The judging panel’s resident meanie, Simon Cowell, praised the Tampa, Fla., native nonetheless, calling her “edgy” and “strong.” McGhee expected the setback. When host Ryan Seacrest asked whether she thought she’d get the boot, she simply said, “Yeah.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Escaping the elimination round were Ace Young and Lisa Tucker, who had the next-lowest vote tallies. Tucker, a 16-year-old velvet-voiced crooner, had wowed judges Tuesday with her rousing rendition of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” Young drew sympathy from increasingly emotional judge Paula Abdul, who shook her head about the vote count, saying, “I don’t get it.” The 25-year-old Denver native had performed Wonder’s “Do I Do” and listened as Cowell called his performance “manic.” Meanwhile, McPhee appears to be back in full swing, according to Las Vegas bookies, after some less impressive weeks that saw her odds dwindle. The singer, who attended Notre Dame High School, is listed at 10,000-to-1 odds of being eliminated. This week’s show also featured a performance by Wonder, who sang his recent song “My Love Is on Fire.” Now in its fifth season, “American Idol” is still a ratings bonanza, pulling in between 25 million and 30-plus million viewers per telecast this year. The final 12 contestants, along with 12 others who made it to the elimination rounds, were chosen by judges Cowell, Abdul and Randy Jackson from thousands of aspiring singers at casting calls around the country. The final “Idol” will be named May 24. Fred Shuster, (818) 713-3676 and email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal Golf Club News: (Murvagh)Death of Finlay AndersonThe Club wishes to extend its sympathy to Adrienne Anderson and Family on the death of Past President & Captain Finlay. Finlay was Captain of the Club in 1985 and President from 2001 – 2004. A stalwart member of the Club Finlay put his expertise in Machinery Maintenance to use by assisting in maintaining the Club machinery over many years.He was a central figure in the annual trip to Lahinch and had made many friends there. This friendship was apparent by the number of members from Lahinch who made the journey to his wake and funeral. May he rest in peace.Men’s CompetitionsFriday 26th Dec Damien Mulhern finished off the competitive season for 2014 by winning the sweep on the 26th of December with 35points.Sunday the 5th of JanuaryShaun Meehan began 2015 where he left off 2014 when winning the Sunday competition.His 38pts left him one point ahead of 2014 Captains Prize winner Adrian Gallagher. Rory Lenihan was a point back in third on 36 points while Jason Conway also continued his 2014 form by taking the gross.1. Shaun Meehan (14) 38pts 2. Adrian Gallagher (17) 37pts3. Rory Lenihan (11) 36ptsGross. Jason Conway (4) 30ptsGOLF NEWS: SHAUN MEEHAN WINS FIRST COMPETITION OF THE NEW YEAR AT MURVAGH was last modified: January 7th, 2015 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:GAAgolfMurvaghNoticesSport
2 Southgate made eight changes for England’s final group game Marcus Rashford missed a good chance for England against Belgium Speaking on the Sports Breakfast, former England boss Allardyce said: “One thing that does worry me slightly is we haven’t really scored any goals from open play. That is a real concern for us.“We saw Marcus missed a very good chance and we saw that (missed chances) in the first game against Tunisia.“We have only had Jesse Lingard with a stunning goal and a deflected goal from Harry Kane – the rest of the goals have all come from set plays and penalties so I would be slightly concerned about that going forward against Colombia.”Southgate’s decision to rest the majority of his key men against Belgium has been criticised in some quarters after England slipped to defeat, meaning they finished as runners-up behind the Red Devils in Group G. But it may have opened up a potentially more favourable route through the knockout stages, and Allardyce believes his successor made the right call to mix his team up ahead of Tuesday’s last 16 clash with Colombia.“I would have made changes, yes,” added Big Sam.“You have to use the full strengths of your squad at the World Cup and it was the perfect time. It was a dead rubber and even at the end of a defeat we seemed to have a clearer and better route to go forward and go as far as we possibly can.“Nobody wants to lose a football match and watching the game last night, both teams made a lot of changes, but both teams went for the win.“I think he (Southgate) will have learnt what his strongest team will be for the next game.”Did Sam Allardyce really watch England’s 6-1 win over Panama on his own in a London pub? 2 Sam Allardyce has expressed concerns over England’s ability to break down teams from open play as they prepare to face Colombia in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup.Six of the Three Lions’ eight goals in the group stage came from either set-pieces or penalty kicks, and Allardyce believes Gareth Southgate’s side need to get better at creating – and taking – chances in open play to trouble the big sides.Marcus Rashford missed a sitter in the 1-0 defeat to Belgium on Thursday, although it did not prove too costly as a much-changed England side had already secured their spot in the knockout stages after beating Tunisia and Panama.