Former Holy Trinity High School football representative Jordan Foote was remembered with glowing tributes during a packed funeral at the Arnold Road Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston yesterday. Jordan, who lived and breathed football, was laid to rest in a Manchester United-styled coffin. The lnternment took place at the Dovecot Memorial Park. He was born Jordan Jerome Foote on June 1, 1997 and lost his battle with bone cancer at the University Hospital of the West Indies on March 5. Foote almost single-handedly led the unheralded Holy Trinity High School to the FLOW Super Cup final in 2014. Left behind He left behind mother Nadine Sutherland, father Cavel, and five brothers, among other relatives and friends. Ryan Foote, his older brother, recalled Jordan as his “prized possession”. “My little brother who I looked up to in football, I love you. Words can’t describe,” he said. Ryan thanked the generous sponsors who rallied to Foote’s aid, the Holy Trinity High School, and others, while singling out Manning cup coach Devon Anderson as “man of the moment” for his role in Jordan’s life. Anderson later shared with The Gleaner: “I still think I didn’t do enough. He was like a son to me.” Jordan attended Elletson Primary School from 2004-2009 before moving on to Holy Trinity High between 2009 and 2015. Holy Trinity’s Manning Cup team’s vice captain Karim Brown, who has known Jordan for over five years, said: “It is very sad. He is the one who inspired me to start playing for Holy Trinity. Before I went to the school, I was hearing about him and I looked up to him.” Principal Margaret Brissett-Bolt affectionately called Jordan “my number 10”, adding farewell to to Jordan “who we all loved”. She added: “Jordan and his team put us on the map as football players that everyone had to take a second look at, and at the time when Jordan got ill, that was when I knew there was so much that was correct and right with Jamaica,” the Holy Trinity principal stressed as she spoke of the financial assistance Foote received to do his surgery. Central Kingston Member of Parliament and former Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites, shared: “On behalf of the people of Central Kingston, I offer sincere sympathies to his family and to the colleagues at Holy Trinity High School, the students making marvellous strides in wholesome education.” Captain Horace Burrell, Jamaica Football Federation president, on his way to Costa Rica for tomorrow’s return leg World Cup qualifying football match, stopped to deliver his message. “Having lost a son around about the same age, I kind of understand how it feels and sincere condolences to the parents, other family members, to the school, and to all the football fraternity and we mourn with the parents.We ask that those who are close to the parents give support,” Burrell outlined. Tributes Other tributes came from Saccheen Laing, who read a poem to her ‘friend’; Michael Ricketts, Clarendon Football Association president; Holy Trinity and Hydel High Schools; Marlon Campbell – St Catherine High; family friend Karen Edmond, and the education ministry, courtesy of Sergeant Coleridge Minto, director of safety and security in schools. The offering collected will go towards the Jordan Foote Foundation.
Over $78,000 has been raised for Cancer Research with the annual Relay for Life fundraiser.For 12 hours on Saturday over 25 teams participated in the event at Dr. Kearney School. As of Sunday they had raised over $78,000 and expect more as pledge forms are turned in.Top fundraising individuals: Jillian Stables, 2nd was Kaylie Hamre, 3rd was Kristi Pimm. Top fundraising team: E-Lemon-8 Cancer, 2nd was Glo Glows, and 3rd was Smells Like Team Spirit.- Advertisement -All the money raised will go towards the Canadian Cancer Society and their research to find a cure for cancer. The 2012 event is already in the works. You can sign up to participate at www.cancer.ca
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Liverpool and Arsenal are both said to be keen on luring Isco away from Real Madrid and this video of the midfielder in training shows just why the Premier League pair would love to have the Spaniard in their ranks.
Frank Lampard will be given a hero’s welcome when he returns to Stamford Bridge with Derby in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer, now manager of the Rams, makes an emotional homecoming as his side look to stage another giant-killing. ADVICE getty Lampard won everything with Chelsea REVEALED For Derby, Mount’s big night at Stamford Bridge could be scuppered by a foot injury picked up on the weekend against Middlesbrough.Predicted line-upsChelsea: Arrizabalaga; Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Emerson; Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Kovacic; Moses, Giroud, WillianDerby: Carson; Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone; Wilson, Huddlestone, Mount; Waghorn, Marriott, Lawrence Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow 4 The fairytale trip to west London is Derby’s reward for their dramatic penalty-shootout victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the last round.To add to the pleasantries, Chelsea have granted on-loan youngsters Mason Mount and Fiyako Tomori special permission to face their parent club and they will be eager to show Stamford Bridge what they can do.Lampard, whose Derby side are unbeaten in their last five games, scored 211 goals in 648 Chelsea appearances over 13 years.But his job on Wednesday is to try and end the Blues’ unbeaten start to the season. BEST OF 4 Mount’s big day could be in jeopardy 4 Lampard admits it will be an emotional night for him Frank Lampard (Derby): “I realise how important Chelsea were in my life and what I owe for that in terms of thanks.“I’ll be proud and honoured to be taking my team to a club that was my home for 13 years and still feels like home.“I’ve got great affiliation with Derby already, I’m working hard to do something good here and I love it, but I can’t forget 13 years of my career.”Team newsChelsea star Eden Hazard has missed the last two games with a back problem and he is not likely to be risked in the Cup, while Pedro (illness) and Olivier Giroud (leg) face late fitness tests. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED The Rams stunned Man United at Old Trafford Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED What the managers are sayingGianfranco Zola (Chelsea assistant): “I’m sure it will be a big night for [Lampard]. He’s a legend of the club. We wish him well as a coach. It’s not a surprise for me he’s doing well.“I think you can understand when somebody has a future in this position because to succeed as a coach you really need the ability to spend a lot of time thinking over things. Frank has always had this ability.“As a player he had a lot of physicality and technicality, but he spent a lot of energies on football, on and off the pitch.” MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 4 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice read more
Dear Leslie: Each time one of my granddaughters reaches third grade, I am invited to put on a little show for the kids and also point to the value of the “three R’s – reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic.” One of the things I want to slip in is the economic value of staying in school. I want to show the students the difference between someone who has no high school diploma and those who have high school diplomas and college degrees. In years gone by, over a working life that extended 45 years, a college degree was worth several hundred thousand dollars more than a high school degree. I’m sure that has changed, given inflation and the fact that more people are working past age 65, for maybe 50 years. Where would I find the numbers? Thank you. I will mention to the class that a woman helped me put the show together. My granddaughter will love it! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Dear Reader, Education is worth real money in the workplace, no doubt about it. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures (2003), the median income for high school graduates is $20,431. College graduates earn a good deal more: $37,782. Multiply the difference over 50 years and you get a number that I’m sure will impress your third grade audience: $867,550. Jobs that require a college education generally bring in salaries that are two to three times the salaries of jobs that do not. Yet even when people land the same positions as workers with more education, they tend to be paid less. Retail store managers with a college degree, for example, earn an average of $45,362, compared to $39,769 for managers without college, according to PayScale Inc., a Seattle-based provider of compensation data. For administrative assistants, the comparison is $33,112 vs. $30,752. Wages are even lower for those who do not graduate from high school. Those who attend high school without earning a diploma bring in a median salary of $21,737 and those who drop out before ninth grade earn $17,261. What’s the difference between those two sums? Let your granddaughter and her classmates do the math! The agony of anxiety Dear Leslie, I’ve just taken over a small news bureau at a large media company and I am shocked at all the badmouthing that goes on. Everyone complains about everyone else and many bridges with other departments have been burned unnecessarily. I’m not sure why, but I know I need to change the atmosphere and rebuild the relationships with the home office. Any idea what went wrong and how to fix it? Dear Reader, I’m not a psychologist but I’ve seen the problem too often not to hazard a guess: Anxiety is the culprit. Perhaps your predecessor was insecure herself and therefore unable to make people feel secure about their own positions. Maybe your employees feel the company itself is on shaky ground. Whatever the cause, insecure people may bad mouth others in a desperate attempt to make themselves feel better. This atmosphere makes it difficult to form alliances. Be honest, direct, upbeat and supportive. Don’t hide bad news, but reassure when appropriate. And lead in a positive direction, spearheading new alliances. It may take time for your new charges to trust you and relax, but chances are they want to and once they see the positive results, many will. Got a problem at work? Leslie Whitaker, co-author of The Good Girls Guideto Negotiating, would like to hear from you. Send Leslie an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to P.O. Box 5063, River Forest, Ill.60305 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
GARDAÍ and mountain rescue experts have taken part in a major search operation following reports that a man was hit by a vehicle and then disappeared.A motorist reported striking someone in Leitirmacaward in the early hours of yesterday.The lorry’s driver stopped at the scene and immediately reported the incident to Gardaí. Slight damage was caused to his vehicle but the man who was injured left the scene.Officers arrived at the road and also began a search but could find no trace of anyone.“The motorist was adamant that he believed he had struck somebody at the side of the road and he did the right thing, stopped and went to help but the person who had been struck had left,” said one local man.“Gardaí were called to the scene and they couldn’t find anyone either.” Fire service crews also joined the all-night search.At dawn yesterday Donegal Mountain Rescue Team also joined the search efforts amid fears someone had been seriously hurt and may need assistance.“No trace of the man has been found as of yet,” said a DMRT spokesman. MYSTERY SURROUNDS DISAPPEARANCE OF ‘MAN HIT BY VEHICLE’ was last modified: May 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:DMRTincidentLeitirmacawardLettermacaward read more
SAN FRANCISCO — Giants manager Bruce Bochy has no shortage of options when it comes to picking relievers.With expanded September rosters, the Giants have 12 healthy arms in their bullpen, all ready to pitch at a moment’s notice. The number of familiar names, however, is dwindling.The Giants received more bad news Monday regarding set-up men Reyes Moronta and Tony Watson, who are both out with injuries. Prior to the team’s three-game series against the Pirates, Bochy announced that Moronta …
21 May 2004Cida City Campus, a business and technology university that supports financially disadvantaged students, has launched a broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) fund to finance its programmes.The fund will buy stakes in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that service corporate South Africa and need BEE credentials to generate business.The Community and Individual Development Association – or Cida – City Campus is a non-profit university in the heart of Johannesburg’s CBD, founded in 1999. Within the first few years of its operation, it had raised funds for student scholarships valued at over R100-million.Cida CEO Taddy Blecher said a graduate internship placement programme with the companies Cida acquired stakes in would help businesses to satisfy BEE scorecard requirements on skills development, employment equity and social investment.“The profits from training spend [in companies] flows back to the fund to help educate more black students”, Blecher said.The fund currently has R1-million in capital, and expects more to flow once stakes in other companies are acquired.The fund will then be used to subsidise Cida students, who will be required to pay only a R350 registration fee and R150 a month for tuition.The fund’s operating director, Sandile Ndlungwane, said Cida was on the way to realising its vision of free higher education for its students.“The fund’s aim is to emphasise free education”, Ndlungwane said. “We are not there yet, but the basic vision of free education will be reached.”Source: BuaNews read more
Tlou Sekwaila was selected to join the ranks of our Play Your Part ambassadors in recognition of his selfless work in using sports to improve the lives of youth and adults in his rural hometown of Ga-Sechaba in Limpopo.Tlou Sekwaila, founder of the Moletjie Sports Academy in Limpopo, has dedicated his time and efforts to help drive the development of people in his community. It is this dedication that has led to his becoming a Play Your Part ambassador.Play Your Part ReporterIndividuals and even whole communities can benefit from sport’s power to unify and develop a healthy body and attitude towards life.It is for this reason that Tlou Sekwaila founded Moletjie Sports Academy in the village of Ga-Sechaba in Limpopo.Sekwaila, one of the latest additions to our group of Play Your Part ambassadors, is a firm believer in the transformation that sport can bring about – so much so that he has been playing an active role in improving the lives of people in his community through sport for the best part of the last decade.A sporting community is a growing communityEstablished as a community-run NGO in 2007, the academy creates a platform for youth, adults and the community to interact through sport, culture and recreation. Sekwaila says that the organisation will “assist in removing the youth from the streets and liquor outlets”.He aims to reduce the growing number of youths and adults turning to alcohol and drug use during their free time by offering them a more productive way to keep themselves occupied, while also supporting social, physical and mental health.The academy gives the community of Ga-Sechaba access to a wide range of sporting disciplines such as soccer, netball, volleyball, cricket, handball and rugby. It also offers a number of indigenous games such as diketo, kgati, kho-kho, dibeke and moruba.With this wide range of activities, sporting academy members can choose which sports and games play to their strengths as individuals and make sure the academy is as inclusive as possible.It is also working to unearth some of Limpopo’s promising sporting talents by offering them the resources and support they need to develop.A number of youngsters from the academy have gone on to participate in local, regional and provincial sporting events, and Sekwaila hopes that in time some of them can take up professional sports as a means to provide for themselves and their families.Beyond sportsThe aim of the academy, he says, is not only to provide access to different sports that would otherwise be unavailable to the people of Ga-Sechaba, but also to provide life skills to people living in a rural community that presents many challenges.By providing guidance, inspiration and support, Sekwaila hopes to make a lasting impact on the lives of those he reaches.His dedication to making a difference is what makes him a great new addition to the ranks of Play Your Part ambassadors, setting an example of active citizenship that others can copy.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material. read more