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first_imgINSPORTS/Chubby Portmore PrimarySchool FootballPortsmouth Primary advanced to the semi-finals of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Chubby Portmore Primary School Football competition on Tuesday, with a 3-1 victory over Gregory Park Primary.The win pushed Port Henderson in the runner-up spot in Group One, which was topped by Portsmouth Primary.In another Zone One match on Tuesday, Southborough Primary beat Kensington Primary 4-2. Also securing their spot in the semis on Tuesday were Naggo Head Primary, which beat Greater Portmore Primary 2-0 to cement their place atop Zone Two. Belmont Park Primary clipped Ascot Primary 1-0 in the other group game earlier this week.The semi-finals will take place next Tuesday at Cedar Grove Community Field, with Portsmouth Primary tackling Waterford Primary at 10:00 a.m., followed by the second semi between Naggo Head Primary and Port Henderson Primary at 11:30 a.m.The final will be played at the same venue on Thursday, December 3.FIFA to host coaching courseFIFA will host a coaching course from November 30 to December 4, which will focus on the coaching of female players. The course will be under the instruction of well-known former England international footballer, Hope Powell. The course, which will be held at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Football Centre, UWI, will have as participant coaches from the Sherwin Williams Women’s League, selected former national female players, national coaches, and representatives of parish associations.The JFF has also invited G.C. Foster College, the University of Technology and the Ministry of Education to send representatives.Powell, who has parental roots in Jamaica, is a former international football player who was the coach of the England women’s national football team and the Great Britain women’s Olympic football team up until 2013. She won 66 caps for England, making her debut for England at the age of 16, and played in the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup. At 31, she became the youngest ever coach of an England national football team, as well as the first woman and first black person to hold that position.The JFF’s coaching development programme is supported by the Joan Duncan Foundation of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers.Intercol table tennis finalsTeam and individual finals in the intercol table tennis competitions will be played today at G.C. Foster College, starting at 9:00 a.m.In the men’s team final, three-time defending champions University of Technology (UTech) will face University of the West Indies (UWI), while in the women’s final, UTech will oppose G.C. Foster College. The female winners will be new champions as six-time defending champions UWI did not enter a female team this year.Individual events to be contested are male and female singles, male and female doubles and mixed doubles.last_img read more

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PENSIONER TELLS PROTESTERS OF SHOCKING CUTS TO HER HOME HELP

first_imgAn 85 year old pensioner told a protest march this afternoon how her home help hours were being cut from five hours per week to just one and half hours.Heartbroken Martha Peoples was one of hundreds of people who took part in a rally in Letterkenny against the latest Government cuts.Mrs Peoples, from Churchill said she now cries when her home help leaves her home because it will be a week before she will see her again. She revealed she has had two knee operations and now suffers from serious arthritis of the spine.“I am depressed and angry at what this Government is doing. My hours have been cut by 70%.“Is this the way this Government now treats their elderly citizens?“They tell me I will be okay if I can get up out of bed and get back into bed at night. “But they don’t care if my house is bogging or that I cannot manage to wash myself properly. They have taken away my dignity,” she said.Mrs Peoples received huge applause from hundreds who marched through Letterkenny to protest at the town’s Market Square yesterday afternoon.A soup kitchen was set up for more than 300 protesters who carried placards and shouted slogans.Traffic came to a standstill as the marchers walked down the town’s Main Street.The protest was organised by local unions including SIPTU, the INMO and IMPACT. Many nurses in their hospital uniforms and home help assistants also turned up to support the march.Also present were local politicians including Deputies Joe McHugh (FG), Charlie McConalogue (FF), Padraig MacLochlainn (SF), Pearse Doherty (SF) and Senator Brian O’Domhnaill (FF).PENSIONER TELLS PROTESTERS OF SHOCKING CUTS TO HER HOME HELP was last modified: October 20th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Churchillhome help cutsletterkennyMartha Peoplesprotestlast_img read more

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