– Minister Trotman to St Joseph graduates“Live good and productive lives based on some strong spiritual values: love God, love yourself for who you are, and find and build good healthy relationships; invest in them and protect them.”This was the charge delivered by Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman to graduates of St Joseph High School as excitement and loud applause filled the air at their graduation and prize giving ceremony on Wednesday.Minister Trotman told the students that the past five or more years of academic life would have moulded them for the pressures of life, which carry several challenges that must be overcome. He added that these tests are lessons they can utilise when going forward.“Each of you would recall the first day you got here as first formers bursting with excitement. There may have been many hardships — whether financial, death or travelling far distances; but whatever they have been, I am confident you have weathered many storms and overcome those.”The Minister of Natural Resources, a former student of the school, recalled the daunting task of being among the first batch of boys to enter St Joseph High School, which was an all-girls school at that time. He related how challenging school was for him, but he said he did not allow that to deter him, as he later went on to attend renowned universities and now holds the post of Minister of Natural Resources.The minister encouraged the graduates to believe in themselves. “You have grown from boys and girls to be young adults. You have discovered things about yourself. God has placed skilled and abilities in you, and you have to cast your eyes forward to the lives you want for yourself. I challenge you to discover what you are good at, and hold those skills, and you will find that your life’s journey will be easier.”According to a report from the Department of Public Information, the graduation and prize giving ceremony was held under the theme “Conquering Challenges for Success.” The audience was entertained with dance, singing, and steelpan drumming; and proceedings concluded with distribution of prizes.
England’s players have been enjoying their time in Russia so far Upon finding himself on the plane for a World Cup, the Liverpool full-back concedes he had no idea what to expect.In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, he said: “It’s a lot more relaxed and together than I thought it would be as an England squad.“You don’t spend too much time together [with your clubs] but since I’ve come in the team is one, it’s a whole.“Everyone’s got the same aims, the same goals and everyone’s bought into the idea of wanting success as a team.“Coming into it I didn’t expect us to have such a good team morale, but I’ve been blown away. All the players have helped me become part of the team.”The England hotel in Repino is not the most upmarket selection compared to previous tournaments, but it is quiet and there are plenty of ways for the players to switch off. Alexander-Arnold, who spoke with real maturity, stressed the importance of down-time in what he knows can be a stressful environment.He added: “We have a lot of time to just relax and there’s a lot of things to do within the hotel. You can chill by yourself, watch films or whatever.“There’s lounge areas where you can just talk. The staff have done an excellent job.”That said, the youngster is looking forward to football above all else, and wishes the Three Lions’ opener against Tunisia would come sooner.He continued: “As soon as the games get up and running, that’s when a tournament properly kicks in.“It’s a bit of a waiting game with us being one of the last teams to play.“We’re all very excited for that game to come around on Monday.”talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Trent Alexander-Arnold admits his time in Russia with the England squad has been surprisingly relaxing so far.The 19-year-old is completely new to the international game, without a single cap to his name prior to being selected. 2 2 Alexander-Arnold has been welcomed into the squad with open arms
Vinny Testaverde is nearly 42 years old. He has not thrown a pass in a regular- season game since January. On top of all that, he has had about a week to learn the Jets offense. This is the player that coach Herman Edwards has entrusted to help save the season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “There’s certain things that can happen, hopefully will happen, with getting the ball down the field, getting the ball out quick, trying not to take sacks, hoping everybody gets their confidence up,’ Testaverde said. “Our lack of success has hurt our confidence a little bit offensively. We just have to get it up a little bit.’ Testaverde, signed a week ago when Chad Pennington went out for the season with another torn rotator cuff, watched from the sideline as third-stringer Brooks Bollinger started in a 13-3 loss to Baltimore on Sunday. The Jets did little to help the unproven youngster, failing to protect him or open up holes for Curtis Martin. But Edwards pointed to one statistic that helped him make his decision: Bollinger was 4-of-16 trying to get the ball to the receivers. Detroit wide receiver Charles Rogers was suspended Wednesday for four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the latest setback in his injury-plagued career. The announcement came in a two-sentence statement from the league. “I will make no excuses for what I did, and I accept full responsibility for my actions,’ Rogers said in a statement released by the Lions. “I let down a lot of people, mainly myself.’ Edwards named Testaverde his starting quarterback Wednesday, a move the desperate Jets hope can spark their floundering offense. Though Testaverde was on the verge of retirement just a few weeks ago, he is now put in the tough spot of trying to do whatever he can to get the Jets some victories. His first start comes Sunday against Tampa Bay, the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 1987. When he takes the field, he will be the fourth-oldest quarterback to start a game in the Super Bowl era, behind Steve DeBerg, Warren Moon and Doug Flutie. The suspension is the latest in a series of problems for the second overall choice in the 2003 draft, who missed much of his first two seasons after breaking his right collarbone twice. St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz has an infection of the heart that will require treatment with antibiotics and keep him out of practice for a couple of days. The 54-year-old Martz said doctors believe he has endocarditis, a bacterial infection of the heart’s inner lining or the heart valve. Martz will undergo a series of blood cultures over the next week to confirm the diagnosis. Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green says it’s fine with him if there’s a quarterback controversy once Kurt Warner is healthy enough to play again. Another strong performance by Josh McCown should create just that scenario. “You know what? I don’t mind that,’ Green said after practice Wednesday. “That would mean we’re doing well and that’s just part of it.’ Peyton Manning is pleased to hear Alex Smith will start for the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, and not because his Indianapolis Colts will be going against a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start. Manning was the No. 1 pick in 1998, seven years before Smith got the same honor. The two became acquainted in the offseason, and the league MVP believes the only way for Smith to learn this complicated job is to “play, play, play, play, play.’ Starting wide receivers Bobby Engram and Darrell Jackson were both listed as doubtful for Seattle’s game Sunday at St. Louis. Engram cracked two ribs on the first play in last Sunday’s 20-17 loss to Washington. Jackson has a bone bruise in his right knee that flared up late last week. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!