Public Service host Sports Day

first_img Share News Public Service host Sports Day by: – August 29, 2014 Sharing is caring! Teams from various ministries gathered at the Windsor Park Sports StadiumAs part of the activities to observe Public Service Day, which is carded for December 5, 2014, the Establishment, Personnel and Training Department Friday hosted a Public Service Sports Day.This event, which takes the form of competitions among the various Government Ministries/Departments in sack races, three legged races, cricket, dominoes and lots more, is taking place at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium. The games have been organized to promote collaboration, camaraderie and socialization among Public Officers.The overall winner, to be determined through an established point system, will be recognized at the Public Service Awards and Recognition Ceremony in December 2014.Chief personnel officer Miss Irma Edwards, who gave brief remarks at the opening ceremony, hopes that through this sporting activity, “friendships will be forged, relationships will be strengthened and most importantly we will receive the motivation that we need to continue to contribute to the public service, to the country and to our own self development.”She further stated that while the establishment Personnel and Training Department is charged with many responsibilities to ensure efficiency in work, it is also their responsibility to ensure that they play, interact and socialize.Meanwhile Minister for Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports, Justina Charles commended the various ministries represented for accepting the sports day invitation.“The mere fact that you are here today it means that you have recognized the importance of sports in everything that you do and your own development.”The Minister further stated that it is good to remind ourselves of the benefits of sports and exercise. She reminisced on the days when public officers would go to the stadium after work to engage in sporting activities.“I want to encourage you that as you start in today’s activity, let it be a motivation for you to continue in all your sporting activities, and to ensure that you can take care of yourself, because if you are not physically fit, mentally fit you are not going to be productive at work.”Public Service Day will be celebrated under the theme chosen for this year’s observance is ‘An efficient Service, a Sustainable Future.’– / 14Dominica Vibes News 147 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Okabe picks up fifth domestic win

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Akira Higashi was a distant second with 273.8 points. Noriaki Kasai and Daiki Ito shared third on 269.3, followed in fifth by Kazuyoshi Funaki on 259.6.It was Okabe’s first STV Cup title in three years and third overall. SAPPORO (Kyodo) Takanobu Okabe got back to winning ways with two strong jumps at the STV Cup international ski jumping meet Sunday, claiming his fifth title in six domestic events this winter.The 38-year-old Okabe earned 296.5 points after leaps of 141 and 139 meters on the K-120 Okurayama hill, a day after his season-opening winning streak ended at four with an 11th-place showing at the HTB Cup.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

London 2012: Ghana Olympic Committee Prez sure of medals

first_imgPresident of Ghana Olympic Committee, Prof. Francis Dodoo says Team Ghana will come home with medals.The GOC President told Asempa Sports on Thursday after the meeting with Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK.He explained that the athletes are well motivated to do mother Ghana proud and also believes Team Ghana is being represented by some of the best athletes in the world.According to him, the athletes know the importance of winning medals at the Olympics and its impact on their careers.He stated I am 75% sure that these athletes will not come home empty handed, they will definitely bring medals.The President of Ghana Olympic Committee however on a cautious note said we should not put unnecessary pressure on the athletes for them to choke at the Games but on the contrary give them massive support. “All the athletes need is massive support in these trying moments for them to put up their best performances and trust me if that is done Ghana will at least win three medals in the Boxing event, he added.Chef de Mission, Nii Adotey Din Barimah 1 corroborated the GOC President’s optimism.In a related development, Clement Ike Quartey, Silver Medalist at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome has joined the camp of the Black Bombers to lend his experience to the young boxers.The Olympian told Asempa Sports that Ghana’s inability to win medals at the Olympics since 1972 is due to the lack of attention given to Amateur Boxing in Ghana but is however hopeful good tidings at this year’s event.last_img read more

‘Raise The Jolly Roger’…Cole, Pirates hand Tigers first loss of season, 5-4

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, center, celebrates with teammates, left fielder Starling Marte, left, and right fielder Gregory Polanco after getting the final out of a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers in the Pirates home opener Monday, April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Brad Ausmus is an optimist, but the Detroit Tigers manager didn’t get carried away even after his team mashed its way through a perfect opening week to the season.“I wasn’t expecting to go 162-0,” Ausmus joked.The Pittsburgh Pirates finally put a crooked number in Detroit’s loss column, riding Gerrit Cole’s right arm and home runs from Josh Harrison, Pedro Alvarez and Corey Hart to hand the Tigers a 5-4 loss on Monday.Baseball’s top-hitting team scored 47 runs while winning its first six games, but was held in check until a late rally against Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon fell just short. Detroit failed to match the 7-0 start set by the 1984 team that rolled to a World Series title.The Tigers managed just one run out of a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the seventh and scored three times against Melancon in the ninth before pinch-hitter Victor Martinez struck out to end it.“We had a little bit of an opportunity in the seventh and we weren’t able to continue it,” Ausmus said. “Then the last inning, obviously we had the heart of our order, right where you want to be against the back-end of their bullpen. That’s as good as a chance as possible being down four runs.”Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez, left, celebrates with Jordy Mercer (10) after hitting a solo home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez during the seventh third inning of the Pirates home opener baseball game in Pittsburgh Monday, April 13, 2015. The Pirates handed the Tigers their first loss of the season 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Cole (1-0) struck out eight and walked two while giving up just three hit as the Pirates won their second straight home opener.“He was throwing cheese,” Detroit catcher Alex Avila said. “Hitting 97, 98, a couple of breaking balls, changeup. Spotting up, sinking the ball. He was lights out.”Anibal Sanchez (1-1) couldn’t quite keep up, surrendering five runs in 6 1-3 innings, including home runs to Pedro Alvarez and Corey Hart in the seventh to give Pittsburgh some needed breathing room.“I just tried to keep the score close and waited for the team to score some runs,” Sanchez said. “Cole threw a really good ballgame. He pitched really, really well.”Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 4 with an RBI and J.D. Martinez drew the Tigers within a run with a two-run shot off Melancon.Looking to match the start of the Kirk Gibson-led club that won 104 games and rolled to a title 31 years ago, they instead were cooled by the hard-throwing and rapidly maturing Cole.Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) gets the ball during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Pittsburgh Monday, April 13, 2015. Cole got the win 5-4 over the Tigers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)“Cole was good,” Ausmus said. “He was really good. He was going to be tough to score against, period. We bided our time and were able to get back in the game.”Just not all the way to the front. Cole breezed through six innings, twice retiring Cabrera, before running into trouble in the seventh after loading the bases with no outs. Jared Hughes came in to protect a 2-0 lead. His first pitched turned into a double play by Nick Castellanos and his third was a harmless popup by Avila.“You just have to pound the zone, that’s the big thing,” Hughes said. “The other hitters know you’re going to do it and they’re probably going to be swinging.”Alvarez then led off the bottom of the seventh with a homer to center and Hart followed three batters later with a drive to the bleachers in left field with a two-run shot for his 1,000th career hit to make it 5-1.CRUSING CABRERACabrera’s two hits actually forced his average to “dip” to .517 on the season. He was named the American League Player of the Week earlier Monday after going 13 for 25 (.520) with two doubles, two homers and eight RBI to start the year.“He’s swung the bat extremely well,” Ausmus said. “He’s the best hitter in the game for a reason and he probably has a few of those awards on the mantle.”TRAINER’S ROOMTigers: Closer Joe Nathan’s strained right flexor elbow might force Ausmus to get creative at the back end of the bullpen. Joaquin Soria is filling in until Nathan returns from the disabled list, but Ausmus indicated that if there was a save situation on Monday he would have turned to Joba Chamberlain.Pirates: The Pirates reinstated pitcher Francisco Liriano from the paternity list and sent Casey Sadler to Triple-A Indianapolis. Liriano is scheduled to start on Wednesday.UP NEXTTigers: Shane Greene (1-0) makes his second start of the season on Tuesday as the three-game series continues. He tossed eight shutout innings in a win over Minnesota last Thursday. Greene is 4-0 with a 2.70 ERA in six career road starts.Pirates: A.J. Burnett makes his first start in Pittsburgh as a Pirate since 2013. He pitched 5 1-3 innings while getting a no decision against Cincinnati last Thursday. The 38-year-old Burnett is 14-12 with a 2.76 ERA in 35 career starts at PNC Park.last_img read more

Mon Valley athlete inducted into college Hall of Fame

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier Celebrated McKeesport High School athlete and former native, Juandell Wilson was inducted into the Yankton College Hall of Fame in South Dakota this summer.The 1968 graduate in his youth played offense and defense for the McKeesport Little Tigers in 1963 and his junior and senior years with the McKeesport Tigers before he attended Yankton College where he played as running back and defensive cornerback for four years for their Greyhound football team.In 1970 the Yankton Greyhounds were voted Midwestern Team of the year in overall sports and Wilson played in one of the few bowl games the College had ever been invited to. Wilson was also selected three years consecutively as the MVP of the team and was voted as the most valuable freshman in his first year. In his junior year he was ranked 4th in the nation (NAIA) in punt returns.An all-around athlete, Wilson while attending Yankton also lettered in track and field for three seasons competing in such events as the long jump, triple jump, 4 x100 relay and the 880 or half mile relay.Participating in pro and semi-pro football, in 1973 he signed as a National Football League free agent with the Atlanta Falcons, was injured and as a result was released. He signed a one-year contract with the New York Stars of the World Football League where he started nine games at defensive cornerback. The next year he signed with the Chicago Wind and was released prior to the season opener.Wilson, the youngest of three brothers comes from a talented athletic family. His oldest brother, Hinton was a professional boxer that was the sparring partner of Light Heavy Weight World Champion Bob Foster. Hinton’s twin, Edgar was a weight lifter and bodybuilder.  The middle brother Charles (deceased) was an All State High School Pennsylvania football player that received an athletic scholarship to Boise Idaho State University and later graduated from the University of Pittsburgh as a registered nurse. Their family by any standard would be considered as patriotic. His father, three brothers and he all served in the armed forces and survived two major wars, the Korean War and Vietnam War.When asked who his role models are he credits his mother. “She raised me and my three brothers as a single parent leaning not on her own understanding but in all ways acknowledging God first.  She instilled moral values in us and raised us with respect and honor and stressed the importance of education,” he pointed out.Wilson holds a degree in Business Administration, Marketing and has dedicated 37 years as a Human Resources Professional. He has retired from the corporate world of Aerospace and International Airports and currently operates an independent consulting company that specializes in soft skills for Human Resources.Wilson is well traveled, corporately experienced and has lived the international life. A family man, he and his wife and daughter have made their home in the Atlanta area for the last 26 years. REMEMBERING HIS ROOTS—Former McKeesport athlete, Juandell Wilson is excited to be inducted into his college Hall of Fame.last_img read more

Auction action for kids’ camps

first_imgGENEROUS locals enjoyed morning tea and a charity auction for a special cause last week. Evergreen Retirement Village opened its…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Tributes flow

first_imgBy Helena Adeloju Police and Cardinia Life have paid tribute to a colleague and friend after Pakenham Upper resident Sergeant…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img