‘The Hitman’ is Wray & Nephew’s brand ambassador

first_imgBOXING: Contender SeriesKINGSTON:Described as ?a lean, mean, fighting machine?, Kemahl ?The Hitman? Russell, winner of the 2015 Wray & Nephew Contender Series, is the new Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum Brand Ambassador.?Kemahl Russell is an exceptional athlete. He has combined top performance in his sport with resilience and spirit. These are precisely the qualities that are embodied in our Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum brand,? said Pietro Gramegna, marketing manager, White Spirits at J Wray & Nephew Limited, in explaining their choice.Russell is expected to be a role model to the contestants in the upcoming season of the Wray & Nephew Contender Series.?Kemahl is a reflection of hard work, discipline and determination to reach the highest heights of boxing. He displays a heart of gratitude to the Wray & Nephew brand which has created the number one platform for boxing. He wants to show Jamaica that the Wray & Nephew Contender Series is an opportunity given to Jamaican boxers, which if taken seriously can be the beginning of the best to come.?Most of all, he displays the ?spirit of a fighter?. This is the one thing Jamaica could never forget about ?The Hitman?,? Gramegna further stated.Since winning the Wray & Nephew Contender Series for 2015, Russell has been training at Gleason?s Gym in Brooklyn, New York, under the tutelage of world class trainer, Hector Roca.With the assistance of his management team, Russell will be strategically placed in fights and moved through the ranks towards the world title.Russell, who grew up in the tough Tower Hill neighbourhood, says he won?t stop until he fights his way to the top.?Being a brand ambassador for Wray & Nephew rum means a lot to me. I think it ties in so well with who I am, as I always am in high spirits even when the going gets toughHe remains inspired by other sporting athletes as he pursues career excellence and shared that his boxing role model is the Jamaican hero of the 1970s and 80s, Mike ?The Body Snatcher? McCallum and his favourite sportsman is the fastest man of all time, Usain Bolt.?I admire Usain Bolt,? he said respectfully, ?for making our little country so pronounced in the world through sports?My career goal was to become a world champion, but is now to be remembered as one of, if not the best boxer Jamaica has produced.?He believes the Wray & Nephew Contender Series has revived boxing and kept the sport relevant in Jamaica.?I admire the Wray & Nephew brand for attaching itself to a sport such as boxing and creating opportunity for Jamaican boxers like myself to showcase their talent and improve their record,? Russell said.When his manager was asked ?what?s next for Russell??, she said: ?Kemahl will continue the same training programme in New York. At this stage of his career we are also assessing the trainers to determine who is best to develop and polish Kemahl?s natural fighting ability. But for now he will remain at Gleason?s Gym under the training of Hector Roca. We are presently trying to determine what his next fight will be. However, it is slated to be in March.?Wray & Nephew is assisting Kemahl financially with his entire training programme, which involves living expenses, nutrition and all the training related expenses, which we are extremely grateful for.?last_img read more

‘Decentralization Success Depends on Joint Efforts’

first_imgSen. Henrique TokpaInternal Affairs Minister Dr. Henrique Tokpa says to fulfill the country’s decentralization program the media should collaborate with stakeholders to adequately inform the public about the positive roles government has played in the process.Dr. Tokpa speaking recently at the close of a two-day working session on the role of the media in government’s decentralization process held in Gbarnga, Bong County, challenged the media to pay regular visits to some of the recently introduced County Service Centers (CSCs) to adequately inform the public about projects the government has implemented successfully.The Liberia Decentralization Support Program (LDSP) is a framework document that defines government’s vision for a new Liberia that responds to the needs of its people.Dr. Tokpa also expressed gratitude to the media and their partners for their level of cooperation and support to the LDSP. He admonished media practitioners to do more to ensure that the program to decentralize government services is fully realized.“Since the founding of Liberia, the national governance system has remained centralized for which the country’s socioeconomic development has stalled,” Dr. Tokpa said. To address that problem, he said, the government decided to change the pattern to a decentralized structure wherein every citizen, irrespective of location, will have a say in the governance of the country.Dr. Tokpa recalled how President Sirleaf from 2012 to 2015 introduced the County Development Fund (CDF) and the Social Development Fund (SDF). The idea, he said, was to promote development in the counties and then launch the national policy on decentralization platform and the county service centers.Earlier in a remark, Daily Observer newspaper’s Publisher Kenneth Y. Best called on the ministries of Internal Affairs and Information to empower and sustain community radio stations across the country to ensure that the policy of decentralization is fully achieved.The two ministries are working together to ensure that the decentralization program is achieved. Mr. Best said those wishing to assume power in 2017 need to take ownership of the decentralization policy the UP-led government has put in place.The Liberia Decentralization Support Program is implemented in partnership with the European Union, the Swedish Government, USAID, UNMIL and UNDP.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NEC, Partners Strengthen Assets Management Process

first_imgThe trainees happily posed with the workshop banner.Authorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) will today, March 8 complete a 5-day Assets and Supply Chain Management training for the Commission’s magisterial and assets management staffs. The training is hosted in Buchanan City from March 4-8, 2019 with assistance from United Nations Development Project (UNDP), “Support to the 2015-2018 Liberian Electoral Cycle.” UNDP is conducting the training in collaboration with the World Food Program (WFP) and Techno Brain Liberia, a release has said.The “Support to the 2015-2018 Liberian Electoral Cycle” project, according to the release, is financially sustained by the UNDP, European Union (EU), Ireland, Sweden and Canada with a fund of US$16 million, and in partnership with the NEC.Recently, the NEC installed the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) module, which allows other organizations to use a system of integrated applications to manage the business, and automate administrative functions related to technology, services and human resources.According to the release, asset management is a key aspect for the implementation of the ERP module, and it is linked to warehouse, procurement and finance to control the movement of stock and assets.Consequently, the training aims to enhance the knowledge of users of the system about the ERP, asset and supply chain management, safekeeping and control mechanisms of materials procured or received as donation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana’s AML/CFT regime still in chaos – Nandlall

first_imgGuyana’s Attorney General, Basil Williams, has been accused of contradicting the impression that the country is compliant with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) requirements, based on statements he made in the National Assembly on Thursday. Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Anil Nandlall pointed out that Williams admitted in Parliament he was informed by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) that amendments made to the AML/CFT Amendment Bill in 2015 are in violation of the international guidelines.Williams, he said, told the House that he was also directed to remove them from the legislation.Nandlall recalled that when the coalition took office in 2015, the first Bill it passed was the AML/CFT (Amendment) Bill, No.1 of 2015. It was tabled at the very first sitting of the 11th Parliament.“It contained all of the objectionable amendments. It was tabled by Williams. He was boastful that he was able to pass the Bills that the previous Government could not pass. It is obvious, therefore, that we were never compliant with the international requirements, as the AG (had) previously informed the nation,” he said.The former Attorney General also noted that while in the Opposition, the now Government caused Guyana to be blacklisted by the CFATF, and to be sanctioned internationally. “Now in Government, they have caused the very same thing to happen! The incompetence knows no limit!” he posited.Nandlall drew attention to the fact that the APNU+AFC used their one-seat majority in the 10th Parliament to vote down certain legislative amendments tabled by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government, which were required to be enacted to bring Guyana’s financial system into compliance with international standards established by the FATF and the CFATF.As a result, he said, Guyana’s financial system was visited by a regime of sanctions, which are still in force. “I am sure that everyone would recall the monumental efforts which were expended in attempting to get the Opposition to cooperate and support the amendments tabled by the then Government in Parliament.“During that period, the AML/CFT Bills were taken to a Select Committee twice. The APNU+AFC took the majority seats in that Committee, which meant that they had control over it. In that Committee, they made a host of amendments to the Bill that was under review.“Prominent among those amendments was the creation of a top-heavy, 20-member Authority to oversee the functions of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Ten of those 20 members were ex-officio office holders of various statutory/constitutional offices in Guyana. For example, the Commissioner of Police, the Governor of the Central Bank the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority etc.The PPP side disagreed with these amendments, he said. “I pointed out that the creation of such an Authority was not among the recommendations from the international agencies. I further pointed out that such an Authority would compromise the functional independence and autonomy of the FIU, and that the independence of that Unit was an indispensable requirement of FATF and CFATF,” Nandall recalled.The former AG had also argued that the National Assembly, which is comprised of “politically exposed persons”, cannot be part of the appointing mechanism to the AML/CFT infrastructure, because these very persons are to be investigated by the FIU, and this will constitute a conflict of interest.Williams’s admission is, no doubt, according to Nandlall, another major blunder made by the Government.last_img read more

Daughter charged for killing mother faints in court

first_imgThe 47-year-old daughter who is accused of killing her mother appeared at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday where she fainted two times, causing Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh to order that she seek medical attention and a psychiatric evaluation.Murder accused, Cameela Jameer being lifted out of the courtroom after she faintedCameela Jameer was taken into the courtroom in handcuffs and started to cry loudly when she saw her siblings and other family members.As the magistrate took the bench, Jameer fainted causing the court to be adjourned. The proceedings resumed five minutes later and again, she fainted.As a result, Magistrate Singh was unable to read the charge to her but ordered that she be taken to the hospital and also sent for a psychiatric evaluation.She is expected to return to court today.The woman reportedly confessed to killing her mother, Rookmin Jameer, 67, on Friday last.Meanwhile, sister of the now dead woman, Juliet Carr, 67, one of four sisters alive and the youngest, said she is unhappy with the entire situation over her sister’s death but is willing to forgive her niece.Dead: Rookmin JameerWhile the aunt speaks of forgiveness, only two days ago, in a fit of rage, two of the dead woman’s sons said that they wanted the woman who killed their mother to face the full brunt of the law.The woman’s body was found at her Tempe Village home lying on the kitchen floor in a pool of bloodReports are that the suspect confessed to the act, saying that her mother had been accusing her of stealing money.Following the confession, Cameela Jameer took investigators to the scene of the crime, where she led them to a chopper in the house, stating that it was the weapon she used to murder her mother.When the woman was arrested, she handed over US$600 along with $365,000 local currency to the police.last_img read more

Wenger evasive over Bayern job

first_img0Shares0000Wenger evasive over Bayern job, Rangnick ‘not available’BERLIN, Germany, Nov 6 – Arsene Wenger has not ruled himself out of the running for the vacant head coach role at Bayern Munich while Ralf Rangnick, another potential candidate, is reportedly not interested.Wenger, 70, gave an evasive answer when broadcaster beIn Sports directly asked him about working at Bayern, who need a new head coach after Niko Kovac was dismissed on Sunday in the wake of Munich’s 5-1 drubbing at Eintracht Frankfurt. Wenger, who speaks fluent German, coached Arsenal from October 1996 until May 2018 and admits he misses some aspects of coaching.While Wenger has enjoyed his year away from football, the satisfaction of winning matches and preparing players are “something you miss, of course,” said the Frenchman.Meanwhile, Ralf Rangnick, currently head of sport and development at Red Bull and the previous sports director at Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, is reportedly the latest big name to turn Bayern down.“Ralf is not available. We don’t believe that what Ralf Rangnick is all about is currently being sought by Bayern,” Rangnick’s manager Marc Kosicke told German daily Bild.“That why it doesn’t make sense to hold concrete talks.”Rangnick joins Ajax coach Erik ten Hag and Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel, who have both stated that they will not leave their current jobs this season.On Tuesday, club president Uli Hoeness said he expected to be able to name a new head coach by Bayern’s next away game at Fortuna Duesseldorf on November 23.Former Real Madrid and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and ex-Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri have so far also been linked to the job by the German media.Former Germany assistant coach Hansi Flick has taken over as Bayern’s interim coach for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at home to Olympiakos and Saturday’s crunch league clash at home to second-placed Dortmund, with Bayern currently fourth in the table.0Shares0000(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lacazette LATEST! Arsenal close to completing club record deal for striker

first_img1 Alexandre Lacazette is on the verge of completing a move to Arsenal.The Gunners are willing to break their transfer record to sign the Lyon striker – and Lacazette is keen on the move.Arsenal have been in advanced negotiations with the French club over the last few days and it is understood that they are close to agreeing a deal worth around £50million.The France international could complete his move to the Emirates as early as next week.The deal for Lacazette would eclipse the £42.5m Arsenal paid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.Lacazette had looked set for a move to Atletico Madrid before their transfer ban scuppered a potential deal.The 26-year-old has been one of the most prolific strikers in Europe in recent years, having struck 76 league goals over the last three seasons.Despite Lacazette’s imminent arrival, Arsenal still hope to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez.The Chilean forward has just 12 months left on his contract and is refusing to sign a new deal amid interest from Manchester City.Sanchez said earlier this week he has made his mind up over his future – but refused to reveal his plans. Alexandre Lacazette is set to leave Lyon for Arsenal last_img read more

Women’s Soccer Clipped by Loyola, 1-0, in MVC Semis

first_imgLoyola was able to possess the ball for much of the game’s home stretch, ending any chance of an equalizer by the Bulldogs. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University women’s soccer team fell to Loyola, 1-0, in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday night at Allison South Stadium in Springfield, Mo. In the 75th minute, Erika Townley cleverly weaved her way through Loyola’s defense and tight-roped the touchline before centering the ball into the heart of the box, but Droessler did well to haul in the pass and end the dangerous opportunity. Kelsie Stone was exceptional in net for the Bulldogs as she recorded five saves while facing 13 shots. Stone’s best save came in the 35th minute when she quickly sprawled to the ground to collect a low shot bound for the left corner of the net. In the 60th minute, Stone used her anticipation abilities to proactively come off her line and haul in a dangerous pass by the Ramblers. Sienna Cruz scored the game-winning goal for the Ramblers off a corner kick in the 16th minute.”We were really proud of our players’ willingness to battle tonight,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “I do think our gameplan set us up to be structured defensively, but the early goal rattled us. I was very pleased with our defensive efforts tonight, especially from Sam Nosler, Abby Stephenson, Audrey Vidmar, and Delaney Goertzen.” Two minutes later, Hannah Bormann made a deep run into Loyola’s defensive third, forcing a Rambler defender to take her down just outside the left edge of the 18-yard box. The Bulldogs sent the ensuing free kick to the far post but could not convert.”In the second half we picked up some fouls outside the box that could have proven as our chance to equalize, but just couldn’t get the delivery or timing right,” Horner said. “Credit to Loyola as they’re a good side.” Full Schedule Roster Shelley Lyjak sharply struck a bouncing shot that skipped toward goal, forcing a tricky save by Loyola’s Grace Droessler in the 52nd minute.center_img The play drew the attention of Dave Dir, the former Major League Soccer coach who was providing color commentary on the ESPN broadcast. Stone made another remarkable save in the 84th minute, reacting promptly and getting her hands up to stop a high shot from close range by Loyola. The Bulldogs nearly broke through on two occasions just past the midway point of the second half. Stone bought the Bulldogs’ offense time to search for an equalizer. The game started to open up for Drake after Vanessa Kavan recorded the team’s first shot in the 22nd minute.”When we played the way we were facing and switched the point of attack I thought we were able to get out and pick up speed on the flank, but just lacked the quality to create a goal scoring opportunity,” Horner said. Dir stated multiple times on the broadcast that Stone’s performance was keeping Drake in the game. “I don’t think you can say enough about Kelsie Stone tonight,” he said. “She’s been on fire.” Drake finishes its season 8-10-1 after winning five of its last seven games.”Our seniors have given so much to our program, so it’s always difficult to end the season earlier than we had hoped,” Horner said. “But I know when they take their jerseys off tonight for the last time they can be proud of their contributions to our team. We have a lot of potential in our returners, and after some much needed rest and recovery, we look forward to growing that potential.” Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Benitez in apparent dig at Mourinho

first_imgChelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez has offered a thinly-veiled retort to Jose Mourinho’s hint that he wants to return as manager at Stamford Bridge.Mourinho said on Tuesday he might leave Real Madrid in the summer, claiming many in the Spanish media hate him.He seemed to indicate he would be ready to return to Chelsea, adding: “I know in England I am loved by some clubs, especially one.”Benitez, who has already confirmed he will be leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, played a straight bat to questions about Mourinho’s remarks ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League semi-final second leg with Basel.But when asked if the Portuguese’s comments broke an unwritten rule that managers do not speculate on other people’s jobs, Benitez smiled and added: “He has his way – my way is to concentrate on the next game and that’s it.”Benitez also refused to comment when asked if he would be interested in taking over at Real should Mourinho move on.Mourinho, who left Chelsea in September 2007, remains the Blues’ most successful manager, with two Premier League titles and three domestic cup triumphs.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Big Bird Was Scary

first_img51; A giant fossil bird with a serrated-edge beak was found in Chile, reported Science Daily, PhysOrg, Live Science, and New Scientist.  The projections on its beak look like teeth but are not true teeth.  They probably helped the sea bird hold onto fish.  The artist reconstruction gives the bird a scary-looking demeanor.    The 17-foot wingspan of Pelagornis chilensis establishes a new record (the largest living bird, the California condor, measures 10 feet).  National Geographic has a photo gallery of the find, and New Scientist includes a photograph of the actual fossil.  New Scientist began its coverage, PhysOrg suggested these true birds may have co-existed with the earliest humans.Why do we keep finding bigger and better animals in the fossil record?  That doesn’t sound like evolution.  As for the millions of years and dinosaur heritage talk, see the 05/10/2010 entry.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more