first_imgWestern Bureau:Double ISSA Western Conference High School basketball champions Herbert Morison Technical are in pole position after Game One of their best-of-three finals on Wednesday, outlasting a spirited Cornwall College in both the Under-16 and U-19 categories at the Montego Bay Cricket Club court.The Dave Black-coached Herbert Morrison stopped Cornwall College by a comfortable 65-50 margin to win the senior match-up.But they were made to work much harder in the junior section by a Cornwall College side that was bent on turning the tables on the Herbert Morrison juggernaut. Herbert Morrison ultimately prevailed by a narrow 53-50 margin for the advantage heading into Game Two of the series.The reliable shooting guard, Ralique Grant, was in awesome form for his team, ending with a game-high 34 points.Grant, who is in line for the season’s MVP award, also had three rebounds, six steals, and three assists.Fellow guard Tafari Vassell added 12 points and 12 rebounds in a double-double effort for Herbert Morrison as Herbert Morrison sped off to a whirlwind 13-point lead (18-5) after just one quarter.Cornwall College rallied through Antonio Spence, especially in the second quarter. Spence eventually ended as his team’s top scorer with 16 points and pulled down 14 rebounds.But it was the defending champions all the way as they dominated all quarters, except in the fourth, as Spence and Leonardo Friginette threatened to wrest Game One from them. Friginette also recorded a double-double, hitting 15 points and 13 rebounds.In the end, Herbert Morrison had enough to post the victory, after posting (18-5, 15-12, 16-11 and 16-22) quarterly returns.It was not so comfortable for them, however, in the Under-16 category as Ojay Marshall and Alwade Thompson of Cornwall partnered superbly in trying to secure the much-needed win.Marshall’s 17 points and three rebounds and that of Thompson (12 points), propelled Cornwall College to within touching distance of a victory, but Herbert Morrison’s star shooter, Shaqueal Benti’s 17 points output, led the way.Benti was supported in the win by Ryheem Barrett, 13 points, while Davaughn Campbell chipped in with a useful 10 points, four rebounds, and eight steals.last_img read more

first_imgEU Parliamentary candidate Peter Casey says Ireland must suspend EU Freedom of Movement temporarily to avoid an immigration boom that will overwhelm the country.The Donegal-based businessman is calling for what he describes as a “mature discussion” on Ireland’s immigration policy to ensure migrants help sustain and grow the Irish economy rather crippling it.He says: “Britain leaving the EU poses an immediate immigration problem for Ireland. After Brexit, people within the EU, who would have ordinarily tried to migrate to Britain, will look to Ireland as an English-speaking alternative. Where else can they go? “Last year more than 200,000 people migrated to the UK from within the EU. If only a fraction of that number of people were to arrive in Ireland as the only other English-speaking country (except for Malta), then we would not be able to cope,” he says.Mr. Casey said the Central Statistics Office predicts that up to one million people will arrive in Ireland from other countries over the next 32 years. That is more than one fifth of our current population, yet there are no realistic plans to create the capacity to deal with such an influx of people.Mr Casey adds: “Last year, the ‘National Risk Assessment’ report disclosed that Ireland is at risk of increased illegal movement of asylum seekers. According to the report, Brexit could also give rise to a risk of increased illegal movement of third-country nationals into Ireland from the UK. It further notes possible consequences for secondary movements of asylum seekers and illegal migrants from the UK to Ireland in the event of UK divergence from EU law in the field of asylum.”The presidential election runner-up acknowledges that immigration is important to Ireland’s economy but is adamant it must be affordable. “I warmly welcome diversity and realise that continued immigration is vital to supply the labour needed to grow the Irish economy. However, it must be affordable.“We can’t afford the current rate of immigration into Ireland. That is obvious from the housing crisis, pressure on our health services, the cost of our social welfare system and many more areas of our society.“There are many people in our towns and cities who feel aggrieved and also many who believe we should open our doors just like other countries did for the Irish people for generations. This is why immigration should be top of the agenda for mature discussion. We need to acknowledge the views of all Irish people in order to make informed decisions on how we handle this ticking time bomb for our country.“We need to stop running away from controversial issues when hard decisions must be made. The politically correct lobby should stop trying to claim that any debate is right wing populism. That’s ridiculous.“Last year around 31,100 people from within the EU plus 30,900 from other parts of the world arrived in Ireland. That is a lot of new arrivals when compared 18,000 and 6,000 respectively in 2010.” “Article 112 of the EEA agreement gives a country the right to put in place safeguard measures regarding Freedom of Movement within the EU in light of ‘serious economic, societal and environmental difficulties’. If Britain leaves, then we have a major problem. There will definitely be ‘serious economic, societal and environmental difficulties’. If Liechtenstein can do it, so can Ireland.”Immigration ‘a ticking time bomb’ for Ireland – Casey was last modified: May 16th, 2019 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:electionEUImmigrationPeter Caseylast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Raised on a corn and soybean farm in Kenton, Brandi Barrett was destined to become an agricultural entrepreneur.Barrett is a recent graduate in agricultural business at Iowa State University. This summer, Barrett was selected and is currently going through a 10-week summer accelerator at Iowa State University called CYstarters. The program is led by the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship for students or recent graduates to focus on their startup or business idea. Students receive $6,000 for individual or up to $12,000 per student team for the opportunity to spend their summer dedicated to achieving their startup goals and pursuing entrepreneurial aspirations.She is working on a business plan called Fast Farm. Fast Farm helps farm equipment dealers find qualified leads so they can make more sales and save more time. On the flip-side, Fast Farm helps rural American farmers find necessary farm equipment in a timely manner so their time can be spent on what matters most — livestock, crops and family. By playing the matchmaker, Fast Farm is a platform to connect farmers with dealers in a space ripe for technological innovation. One of Barrett’s startup goals is to have her product built and ready for launch for the National Farm Machinery Show taking place in Kentucky next February.“My ultimate goal is for any buyer to be able to find any piece of equipment through my app in a timely manner,” Barrett said. “Success is about speed and access to the market, and I think the show is a perfect place to launch Fast Farm.”To date, the application for farmers is built thanks in large part to AgEI (Agricultural Entrepreneurial Initiative at Iowa State) and their partnership with a developing firm in Iowa City (Launch Deck). The development discussion started in February and took only six weeks to complete the build out. The next steps for the product are to build out the website interface for the dealers.When Brandi first came up with the concept behind the company she is building today, she sought the advice of her father who has over 30 years of experience in the agriculture equipment business as a mechanic, salesman for a dealership and manufacturer, and now a territory manager for Ritchie Brothers. She was able to leverage her father’s expertise to develop Fast Farm.To read the full story and interview, link here: information about CYstarters, link here: http://www.isupjcenter.last_img read more

first_imgA man was arrested in Bettiah town of West Champaran district in Bihar on Tuesday for allegedly running a pro-Pakistan group on social media and disturbing communal harmony.Police said Saddam Quraishi, 22, was arrested from Nazni chowk in Bettiah for running a WhatsApp group called ‘Pakistan Zindabad’. The police also seized the mobile phone he allegedly used to administer the group. Mr. Quraishi is a resident of the Sant Ghat area of the town.“Saddam Quraishi was arrested on the charge of disturbing communal harmony and conspiring to disturb the unity and integrity of the country,” saidShri Ram Singh, the SHO. West Champaran Superintendent of Police Jayant Kant confirmed thearrest, saying some local people had complained against Mr. Quraishi and the WhatsApp group he was running. “Following the complaint police conducted an inquiry and found it to be true. Quraishi was arrested and sent to jail under relevant sections,” Mr. Kant said.last_img read more

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Aug 2015 – With little time to raise the cash, the Dominican poachers were last week unable to produce the $5,400 fine they all faced after being caught red handed fishing illegally in TCI waters. The 28 men plead guilty to the eight charges, including having nearly 2,000 pounds of lobster, parrot fish and conch and are now remanded for six months likely at the detention center. Poachers found Sunday; slammed with seven charges Related Items:dominican, fine, poachers Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Dominican Officials agree to stop sex trafficking, poachers Dominican poachers arrested and chargedlast_img read more

first_imgArcher now has an opportunity to shine in the longest formatTwitter/Cricket World CupWith the double blow of losing the first Test as well as their premium bowler James Anderson, England are struggling to keep their spirits high in the ongoing Ashes series. Now, the fans and some of the experts have pinned their hopes on Jofra Archer for turning the campaign around for the hosts. Archer is an immensely exciting bowler and on top of the world right now after his heroics in the World Cup. But will he prove to be an equally good performer in the longest format?The answer to this question isn’t going to satisfy too many English fans as it is simply: We don’t know! He was always likely to prove very effective in the ODI format as he had performed extremely well in T20 leagues around the world. The set of skills that made him a superstar of the shortest format were bound to prove very useful in the 50-over version as well. But there is no guarantee that those skills would be of great value in Test matches.Yes, he has pace which is always a big asset for teams, especially those who struggle to get rid of tailenders easily. It was this inability to get rid of tailenders that cost England badly in the first Test. However, just pace isn’t going to be enough against a team like Australia as they are not completely unfamiliar with high-class bowling at good speeds. Archer gets an opportunity due to Anderson suffering an injuryHis yorkers and slower balls are very effective in ODIs, especially death overs, but in a Test match, where there is no pressure of scoring quickly, they will be merely occasional variations. Getting a wicket in this format requires bowling a consistent line and length and developing good plans. Whether Archer has those traits in his bowling also, we are yet to see.What would work in his favour is the fact that he has experienced the most high-pressure and tense situation that any player can come across. This experience of holding his nerve in the World Cup final would prevent him from feeling any giddiness when taking the field for his first Ashes Test.He also seems to be a mature bowler who remains calm. But wickets in Tests won’t come as easy as in the shorter formats. Will he be able to sustain his focus, speed and precision throughout a long day to see his side home? That’s the big question and the answer to which may decide whether England are able to fight back or not. For the moment, to regard him as England’s greatest hope would be premature.last_img read more