Car hits 7-year-old boy

first_imgAres Jake Guanzon, a resident of Sambag,Jaro district, was currently recuperating at the Western Visayas Medical Centeralso in Mandurriao.  ILOILO City – A seven-year-old boy gotinjured after a car hit him in Barangay Benigno, Mandurriao district. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m.on Sept. 17. He sustained body bruises, police said. Guanzon was crossing the road when a cardriven by Ronnie Mcdonald of Barangay Tabucan, Mandurriao district bumped intohim./PNlast_img

Junior Players Face Tough Task

first_imgRAINOIL TENNIS OPENNational junior players, Serena Teluwo and Reya Holmes, will have their hands full when hostilities commence at the ongoing 1st Rainoil Tennis Open holding at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja.Teluwo debuted for Nigeria at junior level in April playing a big role alongside Iye Onoja and Oiza Yakubu in securing qualification to the African Junior Championship in Morocco in September where Nigeria posted a decent outing. Holmes on the other hand could not make the team as she suffered an injury to her foot while preparing in London few days to the tournament held in Lagos.Now competing at a much bigger stage, 11-year-old Teluwo will come against Rose Onoja in her first round match.Holmes, who is also 11 is one of the wild card entrants, will be up against Deborah Gbadamosi while Olamide Aluko, another wild card player will face Omolayo Bamidele.“I have trained hard in the last few months and I’m ready to do well in the tournament,” Holmes said adding her target is to reach the third round. Her older sibling, Lolade will have a face-off with Blessing Anuna.Sunday’s draw will also see prime seed, Sarah Adegoke battling Ramota Odeyemi, a qualifier while Aminat Quadri will face Angel McLeod.The 2017 Dala Hard Court queen, Blessing Samuel faces Osareimen Airhunwunde while Oiza Yakubu, who scaled two qualifying tests, confronts Bukola Olowu.Men’s singles top seed, Abdulmumuni Babalola is expected to have an easy passage to the next round as he opened his campaign against qualifier Osuebi Bishop while wild card beneficiary Isaac Attah keeps a date with Clifford Enosoregbe.Rainoil-sponsored Sylvester Emmanuel looks sure bet to scale the first round hurdle when he exchange shots with Musa Bala, a qualifier just as Thomas Otu is favoured to advance at the expense of another qualifier, Ismaila Sikiru. Martins Abamu will be up against Chima Michael just as Michael Iloputa will look to upset Ikechukwu Iloputa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Jamaica Tourist Board Thanks Diaspora for its Support in Marketing Jamaica

first_imgPhilip Rose, JTB’s Regional Director, Northeast USA (right) and Marcia Sinclair, JTB’s District Sales Manager, Northeast USA (2nd right) pose with Jamaica Travel Specialist Kim Morrison, Unique Weddings & Tours and Movia Howell, Busines Development Manager. KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) recently hosted a luncheon for key members of the Diaspora, thanking them for their role as ambassadors in promoting the destination.JTB’s Regional Director for the Northeast USA, Philip Rose and District Sales Manager Marcia Sinclair, met with the representatives as part of an overall effort towards strengthening and deepening its relationship with the Diaspora, which has been key to the JTB’s marketing and promotional efforts.TB’s Philip Rose, Regional Director, Northeast USA (fifth right) and Marcia Sinclair, District Sales Manager, Northeast USA (fifth left) pose with members of the Diaspora following a luncheon at the Consulate General of Jamaica.Mr. Rose expressed his gratitude to the Diaspora for their role in helping to make the Northeast the top market for Jamaica’s stopover arrivals for the first half of 2019. He urged for greater collaboration especially in the sharing of resources, while reiterating the JTB’s commitment to the Diaspora and their role in the success of the destination.Representatives from the Campari Group, owners of J. Wray & Nephew Ltd outlined a number of initiatives currently in the pipeline which will target second and third-generation millennials from the Diaspora. One such effort is through the Wray & Nephew Foundation which provides scholarships and mentorships for talented young mixologists.last_img read more

7 candidates vie for 2 seats on Burbank’s City Council

first_imgShe has a campaign war chest of $14,135, including $5,273 in contributions and $8,862 from a personal loan. The entire amount has been spent on campaign mail and other materials Phil Berlin, 63, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport commissioner from 1995-2001, attorney. Berlin, like his wife, Carolyn, also has been a fixture in local activism for decades, taking on development and airport issues. He opposes what he has called the “Los Angeles-ation” of Burbank, saying the current council majority appears to give developers priority over neighborhood residents He has a campaign war chest of $19,396, including $5,396 in contributions and $14,000 in loans. At least $13,593 has been spent. Margaret Sorthun, 71, did not return calls requesting an interview. At a recent candidate forum, she expressed opposition to increased traffic congestion and growth in the city. Sorthun served on a committee reviewing the city’s fencing ordinance, and she favored limiting construction of multiunit residential housing to preserve single-family home neighborhoods. Sorthun also proposed creating neighborhood committees to solve parking and other local problems. She filed a short form, declaring her campaign expenditures were less than $1,000. Vahe Hovanessian, 32, Burbank Water and Power board chairman, attorney. Hovanessian has been a perennial candidate for the City Council since 2002. His issues include better zoning and planning review, competitive salaries to retain and hire quality municipal staff and to address traffic. His campaign finance disclosure declared only a $520 loan to himself, of which he spent $495. Whit Prouty, 42, real estate agent, member of the finance committee for the Burbank YMCA. Prouty has been involved in local trade and civic groups, and his concerns include protecting low-density neighborhoods and ensuring adequate, qualified staffing in city departments for steady services. While in favor of holding back development in single-family home neighborhoods, Prouty said there are places in the city where growth is possible, including along south San Fernando Road and pockets southeast of downtown. His campaign war chest tallied $14,671, including $11,921 in contributions and a $2,500 loan. He has spent $11,824. Gary Bric, 54, city Traffic and Transportation Committee member, restaurant owner. Bric has been running for a council seat since 2002, and he has been a regular voice in community issues for the past decade. He touted himself as an independent thinker. Bric said he wants to protect the quality of life for residents in the face of development. He said his vision is to plan properly for any future development, which is necessary in any community. Bric reported total contributions of $15,910 as of Feb.10, including $10,795 from donations and $4,827 in loans. He has spent $14,441. (818) 546-3304 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Berlin, who served on the city’s planning review panel for nine years until 2003, has been a fixture in civic activism for at least two decades, tackling issues including land use and Bob Hope Airport expansion. She thinks members of the current council have grown lax in reviewing development and managing traffic, putting the city’s unique quality of life at risk. Her reported campaign war chest totaled $19,635, including $5,635 in contributions and $14,000 in personal loans. At least $13,215 has been spent on campaign materials. Anja Reinke, 46, city Police Commission member, family law attorney and real estate agent. Reinke has been a member of the civilian oversight panel for the Burbank Police Department since 2004. She has the endorsement of several current council members, including Mayor Todd Campbell, and she said she values collaboration and discussion over confrontation in resolving local issues. BURBANK – The seven candidates vying for two seats in the city’s electoral primary Feb.27 include veteran activists from local development battles, business owners and civic volunteers. The top four vote-getters from this round of mail-only balloting will advance to the April10 general election. Below are thumbnail sketches of the council hopefuls, arranged by ballot order, along with campaign finance statements as of Feb.10. Carolyn Berlin, 60, former city Planning Board member and community activist. last_img read more