Holy Spirit Defeats O.C. in Boys Basketball

first_imgBy LESLEY GRAHAMOcean City was unable to find its shooting rhythm against a tough Holy Spirit squad Thursday night, losing at home 56-49 in a boys basketball matchup.The loss dropped the Red Raiders to 2-6 overall (1-2 conference), while the Spartans improved to 5-3 (2-2 in conference).The starting five for Ocean City included Gannon Brady, Joe Repetti, Tom Finnegan, Brad Jamison and Mike Rhodes. Brady led all scorers with 18 points.As the first quarter got underway, Holy Spirit came out firing on all cylinders, scoring 18 points in the opening eight minutes.Ben Hoag dribbles the ball as the Red Raiders set up their offense.Ocean City struggled to hit shots early on, dropping only three buckets in the first quarter. Holy Spirit led 18-6 going into the second quarter.The Red Raiders started to mount a comeback in the second quarter, finding a rhythm in their shooting and stepping up their defensive presence.Ocean City outscored Holy Spirit 15-12 to cut the lead to nine heading into halftime 30-21.Holy Spirit did not allow Ocean City to ride the second quarter momentum as the half began, and the Red Raiders seemed to be struggling to once again move the ball efficiently and finish shots.As the clock ticked away, the Spartans would increase their lead to 14 entering the final eight minutes of play, 45-31.Mike Rhodes shoots a free throw for the Red Raiders.Ocean City was not going down go quietly and battled hard for the final quarter.The intensity in the gym was palpable as each team gave it their all to fight for the win.With under three minutes to play, Ocean City was down eight.The Red Raiders pressured the Spartans all over the court in an attempt to get the ball back and convert on the other end.Unfortunately for the Red Raiders, a big Holy Spirit steal made fouling the necessary evil to get the ball back.As the final seconds fell away, Holy Spirit would take the victory.Tom Finnegan, hand raised, calls for the ball from teammate Mike Rhodes. Red Raider Gannon Brady puts up a shot against the Spartans Thursday night. last_img read more

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Funeral services are Friday for Don Gumke

first_imgJAMESTOWN, N.D. – Funeral services for Don Gumke are at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Jamestown.  Friends may call at the Haut Funeral Home in Jamestown beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. that evening at the funeral home. The long-time driver, businessman and former Jamestown Speedway owner passed away last Tuesday in Somerton, Ariz. He was 66.last_img

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LEC Targets 45,000 New Customers From Paynesville to RIA

first_imgLEC Managing Director Buckley breaks ground for the construction of the LEC sub-station in Schefflin Town.At least 45,000 new customers are expected to be connected to the national power grid provided by the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) along the Roberts International Airport (RIA) corridor in Margibi County.The project is funded by several financing instruments that include the African Development Bank (AFDB), the European Union and the Liberian government.At the groundbreaking ceremony, which was held in Schefflin Town, Margibi County on May 1, 2019, the project Coordinator, Henry Kimber, said the exercise is under the auspices of the Liberia Energy and Access Project (LEAP). According to Kimber, the project costs US$31.8 million to extend the national grid, which comes from the Paynesville sub-station, and extends as far as the RIA.Kimber said about 45,000 households are expected to be connected when the project is completed.He informed the residents that when the project was initiated in 2013, it was estimated that 14,000 households would have benefited but, based on the prevailing condition and its urgency, the plans changed to the minimum of 45,000 for the good of the residents.The project is a combination of loans and grants; as such, it is not free of charge as it has been perceived by the public.However Kimber recalled that, on many occasions, when donor-funded projects are implemented,  people think it is free, thought that is not the case.In order to distribute electricity to the various communities, Kimber said authorities of the Ministry of National Defense (MOD) provided a parcel of land to construct the sub-station in the area.He then challenged the LEC team to ensure that the project is delivered by 2020, the selected period.“At LEC, we are not political, so we don’t discriminate between the poor or the rich, everyone is entitled to electricity, which is security in itself for all, irrespective of societal statuses, because our mandate is to connect everyone legally. But must do so in the frame of the law,” Kimber said.Meanwhile, Paschal Buckley, LEC Chief Executive Officer, has said the construction of the sub-station in that part of Liberia is essential, because the RIA Highway is the first gateway to the nation’s capital.“When the project is completed, it will attract investors, because electricity brings growth and opportunities to improve livelihood leading to attaining quality education; it provides security and good health to all,” Mr. Buckley said.Buckley however frowned on those carrying out illegal connections, because it creates electricity hazard, burns transformers, produces high voltage for those who are legally connected, and poor quality of supplies, which puts a heavy burden on the corporation.The head of EU Delegation to Liberia, Theodorus Kasper, said that EU is making a tremendous contribution in Liberia’s electricity sector; “therefore it needs to be turned into success.”“We need to show ownership to all EU taxpayers’ money that it is worth well to keep on investing in Liberia,” Kasper said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Lisa, Alvaro Ramotar sent on admin leave

first_imgFormer President’s childrenTwo of former President Donald Ramotar’s children, Lisaveta and Alvaro, have been sent on administrative leave from their respective posts.In both cases, the siblings were informed that they were being sent on leave to facilitate probes. However, there was no timeframe given for the probes or the leave period.Guyana Times was made to understand that Lisa, who was the General Manager of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB), was sent on leave on Monday “to facilitate Police investigations” into the Board. Moreover, there was no mention of whether the probe will be into a specific aspect at the GGB or the entire operations.There is currently an ongoing probe at the GGB following reports of the entity’s staffers being linked to licensed gold dealer Saddiqi Rafeek Mohamed Rasul, who was charged earlier this month for the $956 million fraud at the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI).However, there has been no information or confirmation that the daughter of the former President was sent on leave with regard to the aforementioned probe at the Gold Board. The former President’s daughter was appointed General Manager at the GGB back in December 2014.Meanwhile, as it relates to Alvaro, this newspaper was told that he was sent on leave from his post at the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) since April 10. He has been employed as a Data Communications Manager at the water company for more than two years. Guyana Times understands that the youngest of the former President’s children was told by officials that he was being sent on leave to facilitate an investigation into a “ransomware” bug in the computer system at the GWI.With Lisa and Alvaro now being sent on, what seems like indefinite, leave, all three of former President Ramotar’s children have now been removed from their respective posts. His other son, Alexei, was sent off on administrative leave back in July 2015 to facilitate a probe into the financial arrangements of the E-Governance Project, of which he was the Project Manager.last_img read more

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