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first_imgKingston College’s ace sprinter Jhevaughn Matherson highlighted yesterday’s opening day of the 2016 Carifta Trials with a National Youth record of 10.25 seconds to capture the Under-18 100 metres.Matherson, who had only competed in one 100m race before yesterday, crossed the finish line ahead of Calabar High’s Dejour Russell, who raced to a personal best 10.39, with Greater Portmore’s Odaine McPherson placing third in 10.64.Matherson’s winning time erased the 10.27 mark which was held jointly by Jahzeel Murphy and Raheem Chambers.St Elizabeth Technical’s Nigel Ellis captured the Under-20 100m in 10.26, defeating St Jago High’s Raheem Chambers. Chambers (10.32) led for 90 metres before Ellis rallied for the win. Calabar’s Xavier Angus was third in 10.51.DOMINANCEHelped by a 2.5 metres per second wind, St Jago’s Kimone Shaw continued her dominance at this level. She won the Under-17 100m in 11.51 ahead of Michae Harriott of Holmwood Technical, 11.93, and Mount Alvernia High’s Kemba Nelson, 11.94.Patrice Moodie of Edwin Allen High powered to an impressive 11.56 victory in the girls’ Under-20 100 metres final. St Jago’s Shanice Reid (11.79) was second and Camperdown’s Ruchelle Burton third in 11.80.There were also outstanding performances in the 400 metres hurdles, led by Edwin Allen High’s Shannon Kallawan in the Under-20 girls’ event. Kallawan romped to an impressive personal best 56.80 seconds, getting the better of Holmwood’s Nicolee Foster, who clocked a personal best 58.40.In the Under-18 hurdles, Vere Technical’s Sanique Walker won in a personal best 58.68. Hydel High’s Shian Salmon was second in 59.37.Jauvaney James of St Elizabeth Technical took the boys’ Under-20 400m hurdles in 51.67, edging out St Jago’s Timor Barrett (51.68). Kingston College’s Sherwayne Allen took third in a personal best 52.56.In the Under-18 400m hurdles, St Elizabeth athletes were first and second. Leonardo Ledgister, 53.26, won ahead of Dashinelle Dyer, 54.30.Other resultsBOYSUnder-18 shot put: 1. Rasheeda Downer (KC) 18.81m, 2. Zico Campbell 17.60m, 3. Danree Delancy (Munro) 17.71m.Under-18 high jump: 1. Jon Marc (KC) 2.03m, 2. Kobe Jordan (Cornwall) 2.03m, 3. Andrew Betton (Calabar) 1.95m.GIRLSUnder-20 triple jump: 1. Tisanne Hickling (St Jago) 12.82, 2. Danielle Spence (Wolmer’s) 12.24m, 3. Britny Kerr (Hydel) 12.15m.Under-18 triple jump: 1. Myesha Nott (Rusea’s) 11.89m, 2. Lotavia Brown (Edwin Allen) 11.75m.Under-20 javelin: 1. Sahjay Stevens (STETHS) 44.18m, 2. Tyfah Saunders (Immaculate) 41.53m, 3. Georgette Samuels (STETHS) 38.75m.Under-18 javelin: 1. Aiko Jones (Wolmer’s) 40.58m, 2. Zinedine Russell (Alpha) 31.00m.Action on today’s second and final day will begin at 10.30 a.m.last_img read more

first_imgPast The Finishing PostTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1100 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. #1 VIJEETA HPottinger2 50.52. #3 JESSE’S FAVORITE DDawkins2 52.0 4L3. #2 RAISING THE BAR JPatterson3 50.0 7L4. #5 SIR LEYLAND HALL RNelson 54.0 1-3/4Late scratch : #6 TASHIE BABYWIN: $108.00PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:06.4 Splits : 23.2, 47.2Winner : 4yo ch filly – WAR MARSHALL – WINNING SPIRITTrainer : O’NEIL MARKLAND Owner : O’NEIL MARKLANDBred by DR. PAUL R. WRIGHTQu: $103.00 Ex: $242.00Superfecta: $293.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. #6 KING WITHIN OnBeckford4 52.02. #2 MAMETA OFoster 53.5 Neck*3. #7 MAN IN BLUE SEllis 55.0 Neck4. #4 VALLEY OF QUEENS OMullings 52.0 1-1/4LLate scratch : #5 VESPERSWIN: $309.00PLACE: $65.00, $70.00, $66.00Final Time : 1:08.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.3Winner : 4yo b colt – URBAN KING – STORM WITHINTrainer : CASHBERT KHWALSINGH Owner : GILBERT KHWALSINGHBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $524.00 Ex: $1,375.00D/E: $1,128.00 (1-5) $163.00Superfecta: $2,050.00Race 3 1820 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. #8 CHIEF PROSPECT DDawkins2 52.02. #2 MR. ROMANTIC DBadaloo 55.0 3/43. #1 COLORS OF WAR WHenry 52.0 6L4. #4 RICHIE’S PIK JInnis3 53.0 NeckWIN: $138.00PLACE: $156.00, $312.00, $153.00Final Time : 2:01.0 Splits : 27.4, 53.2, 1:18.3, 1:45.4Winner : 5yo colt – WAR MARSHALL – PRINCESS SHEILATrainer : ROWAN MATHIE Owner : VINCENT MAINEBred by ORETT WELLINGTONQu: $2,901.00 Ex: $2,976.00D/E: $976.00Superfecta: $12,571.00Rolling Triple: $5,209.00Race 4 1400 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE MAY 24(DIV.I)*1. #5 SUPREME MAGIC PFrancis 50.02. #2 MA. GRANDE OEdwards3 50.5 3L3. #11 DAN DAN JInnis3 49.0 2-1/24. #6 SURE STEP JPatterson3 59.0 5/1 11/25. #13 LEIGHTON REID SEllis 53.5 5/1 6WIN: $115.00PLACE: $79.00, $179.00, $211.00Final Time : 1:28.3 Splits : 24.0, 46.4, 1:13.2,Winner : 3yo b filly – PERFORMING MAGIC – RHOSA KLEBBTrainer : RENEX BURRELL Owner : RENEX L BURRELLBred by RUTH HUSSEYQu: $397.00 Ex: $849.00D/E : (8-5) $504.00Trifecta: $4,174.00Hi-5: $51,537.00Rolling Triple: $3,695.00Race 5 1800 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. #5 MONTEGONIAN CBudhai 53.52. #4 COUNTER ATTACK DDawkins2 50.0 2L3. #9 RAJPUT RAJA SEllis 53.5 4-1/2L4. #3 ACAPULCO ARobles 51.0 2-1/2WIN: $895.00PLACE: $150.00, $112.00, $162.00Final Time : 1:53.0 Splits : 23.4, 47.1, 1:11.0, 1:38.1Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – SWAPPING SECRETSTrainer : GORDON LEWIS Owner: ANTHONY HARTBred by TONY HARTQu: $1,057.00 Exacta: $2,562.00D/E: $2,672.00Superfecta: $73,050.00Rolling Triple: $12,323.00Race 6 1400 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE MAY 24(DIV.II)1. #3 OLD BRAETON RLahoe 52.0*2. #7 LEEKOUT SEllis 53.5 Neck3. #6 MAJOR POINT AntThomas4 50.0 3-1/4L4. #14 SHARP SKIRT HPottinger2 50.5 1-1/2L5. #8 A VESSEL OF LOVE AChatrie 51.5 2L6. #5 TWILIGHT CAT PParchment 52.5 3-1/2LWIN: $177.00PLACE: $97.00, $65.00, $179.00Final Time : 1:28.0 Splits : 23.3, 46.4, 1:12.4Winner : 3yo b colt – TWILIGHT TIME – DIGITALTrainer : ENOS BROWN Owner : DERRICK A MARTINBred by DERRICK MARTINQu: $155.00 Ex: $464.00D/E: $2,642.00Trifecta : $1,299.00Hit-6 carry-over: $32,077.50Rolling Triple: $17,497.00Super-6: $147,133.50FRONT RUNNER SPRINTRace 7 1100 M (Purse $1,000,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT(Sponsored by Newport Mills Ltd.)*1. #4 SHE’S A MANEATER OWalker 52.52. #1 CHRISANLI JErwin 54.0 5/1 13-1/2L3. #5 TERRI’S PRINCESS AGray4 52.5 6-1/24. #3 SILVER ROCKET WHenry 54.0 1-1/2LWIN: $54.00PLACE: $50.00, $56.00, $62.00Final Time : 1:05.3 Splits : 23.1, 46.0Winner : 2yo b filly – NATURAL SELECTION – AHWHOFAHTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : WINSTON A KONGBred by WINSTON KONGQu: $146.00 Ex: $143.00D/E: $187.00Superfecta: $1,855.00Rolling Triple: $3,327.00Pick-4: $11,492.00Race 8 1100 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)*1. #11 ETERNAL JOY SEllis 52.02. #6 MY COMPANION BebHarvey2 52.0 2-3/4L3. #9 SHADE OF BEAUTY RHalledeen 53.0 5-1/2L4. #4 BIG GEORGE HPottinger2 52.0 3/4LLate scratch : #7 EL CLIENTEWIN: $119.00PLACE: $80.00, $109.00, $101.00Final Time : 1:07.1 Splits : 23.1, 46.4Winner : 5yo ch filly – TRADITIONAL – MAYKEN JOYTrainer : LAWRENCE FREEMANTLE Owner : THE REAL LUCKY STARBred by MARK H. A CROSKERYQu: $414.00 Ex: $695.00D/E: $126.00Superfecta: $1,951.00Rolling Triple: $517.00Race 9 1300 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. #14 RED EAGLE RMcNaughton 54.02. #10 DEMOLITION BOY AntThomas4 50.5 8L3. #12 GOFORHOME HPottinger2 52.0 3L4. #7 DEPUTY HEADGIRL RPaige 53.0 2-1/2L5. #4 RAWALPINDI EXPRESS RLunan 54.0 1-3/4LWIN: $111.00PLACE: $78.00, $86.00, $102.00Final Time : 1:22.3 Splits : 24.1, 48.3, 1:14.2Winner : 4yo ch colt – BURNING MARQUE – JAMAICAN DREAMTrainer : MORRIS POWELL Owner : TWEETBred by PETER ASHER, RICHARD AZAN & IAN PARSARDQu: $407.00 Ex: $502.00D/E: $263.00Trifecta: $542.00Hi-5: $67,919.50Rolling Triple: $292.00PlacePot 8: $2,296.00Race 10 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)-F&M*1. #1 ICE ICE BABY JPatterson3 51.02. #2 HOMECOMING AntThomas4 50.0 5L3. #11 FREE RANGE ARobles 52.0 8/1 2-3/4L4. #12 UNRULY TEXAS PFrancis 51.0 1-1/4L5. #6 SONADOR EXPRESS SEllis 53.5 HeadWIN: $107.00PLACE: $87.00, $128.00, $140.00Final Time : 1:29.0 Splits : 24.0, 47.3, 1:13.4,Winner : 4yo gr filly – IMAGE MAKER – PURE SILKTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner: IAN ROBERTSBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $847.00 Exacta: $1,104.00D/E: $337.00Trifecta: $2,338.00Hi-5: $60,654.00Rolling Triple: $481.00Race 11 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-3rd SINCE MAY 241. #2 OH MY GRAND PA JPatterson3 49.52. #12 MR. THEOPHILUS LSteadman2 55.0 5-1/23. #10 PREMATUREE AGray4 51.5 3-1/24. #3 WAR CHIP AndreePowell4 48.0 2-1/2*5. #4 PRINCESS SHEMIKA JJackson 55.0 1-3/4LLate scratch : #9 ELDORADOWIN: $163.00PLACE: $90.00, $78.00, $498.00Final Time : 1:30.2 Splits : 24.3, 49.1, 1:16.0,Winner : 6yo b horse – HE’STHEREALTHING – TORONTO STARTrainer : PHILLIP ELLIOTT Owner : PHILLIP ELLIOTTBred by ALLAN MADOOQu: $303.00 Ex: $549.00D/E: $465.00Trifecta: $15,020.00Hi-5 carry-over : $49,884.25Rolling Triple: $1,699.00Pick-4: $3,844.00Super-6: $6,833.70Pick-9: $1,226,140.50last_img read more

first_img TAKING THE LEAD Entering the contest with two defeats in three outings, Scorpions wobbled up front as they slipped to 53 for three in the 15th over. However, McCarthy and Devon Thomas, who made 28, started the revival by posting 69 for the fourth wicket before Campbell and the enterprising Powell added 101 in an unbroken sixth wicket stand. McCarthy hit five hours in a steady 86-ball knock, while Thomas notched a four and a six off 47 deliveries. Both fell in the space of 24 balls paving the way for Campbell and Powell to re-energise the innings in a partnership which required just 61 deliveries. Left-hander Campbell faced just 64 balls and struck five fours and three sixes while Powell hit one four and four sixes in an up tempo 38-ball innings. ICC Americas then prospered principally because of three partnerships which revolved around left-hander Leverock who faced 83 balls and counted seven fours and two sixes. He put on 35 off 38 balls for the first wicket with Fahad Babar (5), 48 for the third wicket with Srimantha Wijeyeratne (19) and a further 33 for the fourth wicket with Amsterdam. CAVE HILL, Barbados (CMC): Jamaica Scorpions hauled themselves back into contention for a semi-final spot in the Regional Super50 after whipping winless ICC Americas by 67 runs, in a rain-hit contest here yesterday. In a game reduced to 46 overs per side because of rain, the Scorpions overcame a shaky start to rally to 251 for five at 3Ws Oval with John Campbell (66), Andre McCarthy (63) and Rovman Powell (52) all hitting half-centuries. Left-arm spinner Saad bin Zafar was the best bowler with two for 35. Set a revised target of 254, Bermudian opener Kamau Leverock struck a breezy top score of 75 but ICC Americas slumped from 130 for three in the 27th over, to 187 all out off 44.3 overs. Alex Amsterdam (20) was the only other batsman to show any resistance as the development side lost their last seven wickets for 57 runs in quick time. The main architect of their demise was leg-spinner Damion Jacobs who snatched five for 24 – his second five-wicket haul in 50-overs cricket.last_img read more

first_imgSeveral parts of the borough of New Kru Town on the Bushrod Island in Monrovia were over the weekend seen lighted with power supply from the Liberia Electricity Corporation’s (LEC).The New Kru Community, where at least five persons have died from the deadly Ebola virus, contains a good number of Liberian and foreign-owned businesses.For the past three weeks, the LEC Management resolved to cut off the New Kru Town Community on the Bushrod Island, due to power theft.As a result of the numerous power theft occurrences on the LEC’s power lines in several parts of New Kru Town, the electricity agency shut down the supply of power to its many customers.According to LEC Management, power theft on the power lines over the years has caused the Corporation to lose thousands of United States dollars in order to buttress the Liberian Government efforts in the provision of constant power supply.“We eagerly want to provide power supply to all parts of Monrovia and its environs, but our efforts are thwarted owing to the constant power theft on our power lines in Monrovia,” an LEC official told the Daily Observer recently.A few weeks ago, LEC’s Chief Executive Officer Joseph T. Mayah told the Daily Observer that the Corporation had crafted a master plan to address the growing demands by Liberians for quality provision of power supply.However, he regretted the huge destructions on almost all the vital installations of the LEC during and even after the 15-year civil war in the country.To date, Mr. Mayah explained, several reconstruction and rehabilitation projects are ongoing in Monrovia and other parts of the country under the auspices of the LEC.Mr. Mayah also urged Liberians, investors and foreign business entities to exercise patience as the system works with supporting partners to mobilize the needed funds for the reconstruction of the energy sector of the country.He further extolled the excellent relationship amongst the many donor and support partners that continues to provide the critically needed funds for the reconstruction of the energy sector.Meanwhile, the partial restoration of LEC’s power supply to the densely populated community of New Kru has been described as a significant development in the interest of a secured environment and better business atmosphere.Postwar Liberia’s LEC challenges and constraints have been the shockwave of power theft by what many observers believed is the work of a well organized crime syndicate of unscrupulous individuals.It can be recalled that about five months ago one Akoi was electrocuted following attempt to steal power.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgSenator Jonathan Kaipay of Grand Bassa County. -Senate to Invite Minister Samuel Tweah, CSA Director GeneralGrand Bassa County Senator Jonathan L. Kaipay on Thursday, January 17, 2019, requested Senate plenary to invite Samuel Tweah, Minister of Finance and Development Planning, and the Director General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA) to address the critical issue of “the huge wage bill disparities in the public sector.”According to information in the possession of this newspaper, there are 73,208 persons on the CSA wage bill. Of the number presented above, 233 are presidential appointees, which constitute a monthly dollars value of US$1.05 million.”In his letter dated January 17, 2019, Senator Kaipay said a research he conducted discovered that 28,760 persons out of the 73,208 persons are receiving “general allowance,” which constitutes a monthly dollar value of US$13.57 million. “At the same time, 44,210 persons, who are duly recognized civil servants, are receiving basic salaries, which constitute a monthly dollars value of US$7.3 million.”“Mr. Potempore and colleagues, I believe, unequivocally, that these disparities require clarification from the heads of the two requisite institutions before this august body,” Senator Kaipay noted.Considering the economic challenges faced by the Liberian people, “the CDC-led government must conscientiously and convincingly commit itself to promote the pro-poor agenda in the interest of all Liberians,” Kaipay said.He then expressed his strongest conviction “that the equitable distribution or appropriation of wages and benefits for public servants, including government officials, remain of paramount concern under the agenda.”The communication was unanimously sent to the committees on Autonomous Commissions, Ways, Means, Finance and Budget to report to plenary within two weeks.Meanwhile, Augustine Chea, the recently declared winner by the National Elections Commission of the Sinoe County by-election, was on Thursday, January 17, inducted into office by the secretary of the Senate.By that ceremony, Chea occupies the seat vacated by former Senator Joseph Nagbe , who now serves on the Supreme Court Bench as Associate Justice.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img“When he said that, we believed him and we played like it,” Brown said. “It meant a lot to us (seniors) that he said it.” An incessant Silverado press flustered a young Colony team from the tip, and cruised to a 15-point, second-quarter lead. Colony’s 10-0 run to end the half was virtually the only scare the Hawks received all game. It was quickly followed by a 12-3 Silverado run to open the third quarter from which the Hawks never looked back. Photo Gallery: Silverado vs. Colony Colony, which started two freshmen and a sophomore, committed 31 turnovers, 20 in the first half. Although Richie and Brown are the only seniors in Silverado’s starting five, the Hawks limited their mistakes. Senior guards Ashley Richie and Koi Brown got the message. Behind the duo’s 34 combined points, Silverado ran away with the CIF-SS Division III-A championship game, beating Colony 64-52 on Saturday at the Walter Pyramid. LONG BEACH – Tyrone Brown was addressing the entire Silverado High School girls basketball team when he said it, but he wasn’t speaking to all of them. Before the 2006-07 season, the Hawks’ third-year coach proclaimed if Silverado was to win a CIF-Southern Section title it wouldn’t be in 2008 or 2009; it was going to be this year. center_img Coach Brown, however, was counting on his seniors to do more than limit mistakes. “I knew I had the guards I needed to win it,” Brown said. “(Brown and Richie) have played together for four years, so I knew what they were capable of together.” Richie added nine steals to her 19 points, leading not only the furious press, but a half-court trapping defense that plagued Colony for 32 minutes. Brown scored 15 points, 10 in the second half, and added six rebounds. Colony star guard Amani Butler was hampered by foul trouble – along with her team – and sat out stretches of the first and third quarters before fouling out with 1:45 left in the game. The four other Titan starters finished with four fouls apiece. “Everything we did was a foul,” Butler said. “If you drive it was a foul. If you played defense it was a foul. It was frustrating because you know you couldn’t do anything. You couldn’t play.” Silverado guard Shavonda Gates battled foul trouble much of the game, but fueled the Hawks’ opening-quarter surge, finishing the first half with all nine of her points and all six of her steals. But it was the seniors who carried Silverado down the stretch. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgCECIL LAKE, B.C. – Residents in the Cecil Lake and Goodlow areas have been without power since Monday, May 13.According to B.C. Hydro Community Relations Manager, David Conway, crews will have to install new poles to replace the ones that were damaged by the landslide before the power can be restored. Conway says B.C. Hydro is estimating that the power may be restored by Thursday evening, May 16.“Before power can be restored, crews will need to replace multiple poles. Because the area is very soft, we have to use specialized tracked equipment. Rubber tire vehicles cannot access the repair site. Crews are making good progress and power should be restored sooner than we originally anticipated. We’re hoping to have everyone back up by tomorrow evening.”- Advertisement -Approximately 100 customers continue to be without power service in the Cecil Lake and Goodlow areas since Monday morning due to a landslide.Up-to-date power outage status can be found on B.C. Hydro’s website.last_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL LADIES GAA NEWS: Tesco Ulster Championship Semi-Final Result – Donaghamoyne 5-15 Milford 2-6 and so Milford bow out of the Ulster series. Still County Champions so well done on your achievements this year.BATTLE OF THE SAINTS… St Eunans will play St Michaels in the County Minor Final after beating Four Masters today. St Eunans 4-5 Four Masters 2-3.SAINTS MARCH ON… St Michaels have secured a place in the County Minor Final after beating Naomh Mhuire. St Michaels 3-7 Naomh Mhuire 2-6    LADIES GAA: MILFORD BOW OUT OF ULSTER, EUNAN’S AND MICHAEL’S TO MEET IN FINALS was last modified: October 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgGrace Boyle is going back to her roots to officially launch her election campaign.The former Donegal GAA County Board official and community activist will stake her claim to a county council seat when she launches her campaign in the Ramelton Town Hall on Saturday at 8.30pm.The well-known keep-fit fan has been heavily involved in local issues down through the years and continues to give freely of her time to numerous charity events including the North West 10K. Grace is running on the Fine Gael ticket and is one of a growing number of female candidates putting their voices forward to be heard.Grace said “There are exciting times ahead. I am surrounded by a great team and we are working hard on our plans and strategies for the coming months,” she said.Everyone is invited to tomorrow night’s launch.  THINGS COMING TO THE ‘BOYLE’ FOR GRACE AS ELECTION LAUNCH NEARS was last modified: March 7th, 2014 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:donegalelection launchGrace Boylelast_img read more

first_imgA new book called Enterprise SOA Adoption Strategies by Steve Jones is available for free download (after registration) and can also be purchased here.  Steve is the CapGemini UK CTO for Application Development Transformation.The book’s approach is based the OASIS SOA Reference Model.  Both Steve and CapGemini have made significant contributions to the SOA notation and methodology used in that model.  Infravio’s Miko Matsumura was the chair for the OASIS SOA Blueprints group that developed the model.Steve starts out by describing a top-down approach for SOA design.  Moving from a “Level 0” 70,000-foot view, he gradually fleshes out more details, describing Support Services, Technical Services, Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and Service Consumers/Actors.Steve’s presentation addresses SOA from the business perspective and doesn’t get into many technical implementation details, but it does provide a very practical real-world guide for approaching SOA.His approach is a very appealing and highly visual.  His techniques employ a variety of graphics.  For example, he shows how high-level UML Use-Case like diagrams can map actor and system relationships.  He uses service maps that contain “heatmap” data to help identify the business critical (red) to non-critical (blue) elements.I especially liked some of his 3D charts, like the matrix shown here that classifies a service based on project requirements, design and delivery efforts.  These kind of graphs could be useful in communicating why certain business and technology approaches were taken in a project.IT projects often have a problem in quantifying the business Key Performance Indicators (KPI).  Steve outlines a technique for determining KPIs and suggests that a wiki or other collaborative tools be used to jointly define and develop KPI models.  This topic was interesting and I would have liked to have seen more details on applying the technique.Another chapter describes a spreadsheet-based technique for how to identify existing Services that already are part of the IT infrastructure and to target them for reuse within SOA.  A great technique and very practical.Enterprise SOA Adoption Strategies is a great guidebook for getting started in SOA.Table of ContentIntroduction   Why A Service Architecture Is Important   Start At The Top   Core Definitions and Approach   Creating A Service Architecture   Completing the Service Architecture   Building The Complete Architecture   Classifying Services   Measuring KPIs   Understanding The Technical Language For “How”   Extracting Business Services From Existing IT   Impacts Of SOA On Project Planning   Using A Service Architecture In IT Supportlast_img read more