Carifta Trials in Montego Bay?

first_imgJanuary 23 was a momentous day in the history of Jamaican track and field. Most people will remember it as the day Calabar High School opened the doors to its first synthetic track to be laid at a high school in Jamaica. The meet, the first McKenley/Wint Classic, was a memorable occasion.The mood was bright as all present enjoyed the sight and feel of the new facility. From a viewing perspective, the only drawbacks are that the throws and horizontal jumps are outside the oval, but that doesn’t detract from the overall value the new track brings. In any case, those ‘so-called’ drawbacks disappear if you view the new facility mainly as a training venue.As befits a meet carrying the names of megastar Olympians Arthur Wint and Herb McKenley, the event was thoughtfully operated with ticketing, parking and access to the track well worked out. It seems reasonable to assume that in the years to come, the grounds around the track will be developed with additional spectator seating and lighting.Calabar High wasn’t the only place that a new track opened on the 23rd. Thirty minutes away, the newly resurfaced oval at the GC Foster College for Physical Education & Sport was put into service at the Central Hurdles and Relays meet.Never before have two new synthetic tracks been opened in Jamaica on the same day. That’s history.Calabar High and GC Foster College join the National Stadium, the Stadium East field, the University of the West Indies and the Catherine Hall Sport Complex as locations with modern tracks.Catherine Hall is a great venue. It has already hosted the 2011 Carifta Games and shortly will play host to the annual Western Championships and Western Relays. For at least two reasons, it might be a good idea to move the Carifta Trials between Kingston and Montego Bay.Having the Trials at the Sports Complex might stimulate interest in the sport in the west. It would also relieve western teams of the financial burden of travelling in alternate years. As things stand, western teams must budget for trips to Kingston for the Gibson-McCook Relays, the Trials and Boys and Girls’ Championships, as well as for other meets in the Corporate Area that fit their needs.Consider a future where a synthetic track is laid at a central Jamaica venue like the Kirkvine Sports Club just outside Mandeville. In that future, the Trials could move from Kingston to Kirkvine and then to Montego Bay. Imagine that.n HUBERT LAWRENCE has been making notes at track side since 1980.last_img read more

Continue Reading

Man sent to jail for 3 months for spitting on woman who insulted him

first_imgGary Prince has been sentenced to three months’ imprisonment by Georgetown Magistrate Dylon Best on Friday after sufficient evidence was presented to prove to the court that this defendant had spat on a woman who had insulted him.Gary PrinceParticulars of the charge brought against Prince are that on April 27, 2019, at Breda Street, Georgetown, he thus unlawfully assaulted Leonie Thornton.The facts of the matter state that, on the day in question, Prince was riding past Thornton when she uttered, “Gwan, yuh dawg!” As a result, Prince became annoyed and spat on her.Prince was a no-show at the conclusion of his trial, but had been sentenced to three months’ imprisonment in absentia. He, however, later presented himself to the court, and was arrested and taken to serve his time.last_img read more

Continue Reading

Real McCoys clinch spot in semis

first_imgAfter losing their opening game to the South East Prairie Thunder, the Regals played an excellent first period, and also took advantage of their chances in the second, to post a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes, and a 3-1 lead after 40. “I’m excited to see what the future holds for us” said Dundas player of the game Ryan Kuwabara.  “We’ve got a really good goalie, we’ve got some good lines and good defence, it’s just a matter of time.”  Kuwabara kicked off the third period comeback when he neatly converted a nice saucer pass from Rob DeCiantis, and says his team is hungry for its first Allan Cup championship.   “You get some breaks here, and get some pucks to the net, and you never know what will happen.”Advertisement The Dundas Real McCoys did enough to qualify directly to the Allan Cup semi finals, with a 4-4 tie against the Powell River Regals on Wednesday afternoon.  Bobby Russell played his first game of the Allan Cup for the Regals, and had an immediate impact, scoring a pair of goals.  Cal Benazic also scored twice for Powell River. But, knowing a tie (or even a close game) would be enough, the Real McCoys battled back in the third, taking the play to the Regals, and ratcheting up their physical intensity.  With six minutes remaining, and trailing by one, Dan Pitre picked off a pass at the blue line, and sent a long shot in on Chad Vizzutti.  The shot was deflected by a Regal defenceman, and fooled Vizzutti, to tie the game, and send the Real McCoys into the semi finals.  – Advertisement -By Jon Zacks Also scoring for the Real McCoys was Dan Pitre (2), and Justin Davis.  Photo:  Powell River Regals Tyler Gow takes it to Frank Grandits of the Dundas Real McCoys – MT Actions Photography So, the Real McCoys will have Thursday off, while awaiting their opponent in the semi finals.  The Regals will play a quarterfinal on Thursday, against the winner of Wednesday night’s Clarenville / Bentley game.last_img read more

Continue Reading

Can you believe these 10 players each cost more than Leicester’s entire team?

first_img 10 10 10 10 7. Ramires (Jiangsu Suning) – £25m 10 2. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – £32.5m 9. Danilo (Real Madrid) – £23m Leicester City’s 3-1 win over Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend put them one step closer to the title.It was the moment they finally became favourites to lift the trophy rather than being plucky outsiders.And all with a starting XI which cost just £22.25million – less than two Raheem Sterlings or two Kevin De Bruynes.The Foxes title tilt is embarrassing for all those clubs who claim that a lack of big spending has ruled them out of the championship race, particularly when some teams *Liverpool*cough* *Man United*cough* have spent more on individual players than it cost to assemble Leicester’s starting XI.Check out the slideshow above to see a selection of players who, individually, cost more than Leicester City’s starting XI against Man City. 4. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – £29m 1. Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) – £42m 10. Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) – £23.3m – Click the right arrow above for more stars who cost more than Leicester City’s starting XI against Manchester City… 10 10 10 3. Jackson Martinez (Guangzhou Evergrande) – £32m 10 5. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) – £27.5m 8. Carlos Bacca (AC Milan) – £24m 10 6. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) – £25m last_img read more

Continue Reading

`Heroes’ lands Jean-Louis far from his roots

first_imgWhen a publicist asked if I wanted to chat with Jimmy Jean-Louis at an event last week, I nodded yes – basically as a courtesy. I don’t watch “Heroes,” the hit NBC show on which he plays “The Haitian,” so I did not recognize him. But after our conversation, I found myself a big fan of this man who has a unique perspective on the sudden fame that has come to him and the rest of the show’s cast – most of whom were unknowns – during the past year. “In my case, it’s very special because I come from Haiti, a place where I really grew up with nothing. No shoes, no shirt, or anything like that,” he said. “So to have that kind of beginning and end up where I am now, it’s a huge stretch. So I don’t know if everybody is having the same experience even though we are all on the same show. I know that it’s something quite unbelievable coming from where I’m coming from.” As a young man, he went to Paris to pursue modeling and began landing roles in French musical theater and in television commercials. Then came a move to Los Angeles and small roles in some hit films (“The Bourne Identity” and “Monster-in-Law”) and some flops (“Tears of the Sun” and “Hollywood Homicide”). For more celebrity news, see Greg Hernandez’s blogs Hollywood Joe – blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe – and Out In Hollywood – blogs.daily news.com/outinhollywood. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut to be cast on “Heroes” and have it be a breakout hit right out of the gate, that was a shocker. “Amazing, just amazing. Because it was unexpected, you know? Life is unexpected. So to find myself in one of the biggest TV shows in the world, I was like, `Wow! OK, what am I gonna do with it?’ So, I’m taking it as it comes, and hopefully I’ll be able to keep on moving up with the show but also by doing other projects.” He co-starred with Mo’Nique in the comedy “Phat Girlz.” But he’s not ready to give up his day job even though production on “Heroes” stopped Nov.9 because of the writers strike. “I like the direction they are going with (my character). But the thing about being with `Heroes’ is you never know what’s going to happen with your character. They don’t tell you anything until the script is ready to be given to you. “So, I’m in the dark the same way the audience is unless I’m shooting.” last_img

Continue Reading

Job Vacancy: Sales Assistant sought by The Cope Builders Providers

first_imgThe Cope Builders Providers Dungloe are now seeking a Sales Assistant for a permanent full-time position at the leading building supplies firm.An excellent opportunity exists for a Sales Assistant in one of the North West’s most established retailers. We are looking for an energetic and well-organised individual to join our successful team in our Builders Providers based in Dungloe.The successful candidate will ideally have experience in a customer facing environment and possess excellent customer care skills together with a good knowledge of the building industry and associated products. Responsibilities & Requirements:Liaise with customers, suppliers and internal departments in order to provide a timely service.Excellent customer service skills in a similar retail environment.Attention to detail, ensuring speedy processing of orders and queriesExcellent telephone manner with clear and precise communication skillsA good understanding of computers and Microsoft Office package skills requiredCross-department flexibility in terms of working role and environment as and when required.Fluent & articulate English speaker.The checking and processing of incoming and outgoing deliveries Reporting and follow up of any stock shortages or overagesAccurate and timely handling of stockFull clean driving licence to include, at least, category C1 an advantage.Forklift Licence would be preferred.A knowledge of the construction industry and construction related products would be an advantageIf you think you have what it takes to be part of a successful team. Please apply with full C.V and covering letter to:Post: H.R Officer, The Cope, Main Street, Dungloe, Co. DonegalEmail: hr@thecope.ie Final Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 29th July at 5pm  Job Vacancy: Sales Assistant sought by The Cope Builders Providers was last modified: August 22nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:dungloeJob VacancyjobsSales AssistantThe Cope Builders Providerswest donegal jobslast_img read more

Continue Reading

FINN HARPS V SHAMROCK ROVERS – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgRichard Brush makes a save during Finn Harps clash with Shamrock Rovers at Finn Park tonight. Pic by North-West Newspix.LEAGUE OF IRELAND: Finn Harps have suffered their second successive defeat in just three days, but there was plenty of positives on show tonight for Ollie Horgan’s side. Harps battled well and matched a Shamrock Rovers side tipped to challenge for the Premier Division title all the way tonight.A contentious penalty decided it in the end, but that was sore on Harps who deserved at least a point.Our man Joe Boland was pitch side and above a re selection of images from tonight’s battle at Finn Park.FINN HARPS V SHAMROCK ROVERS – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: March 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:finn harpsnewsShamrock Rovers FCsoccerSportlast_img read more

Continue Reading

CHAMPIONS DONEGAL TO FACE ULSTER SELECT IN MEMORY OF MICHAELA McAREAVEY

first_imgPic courtesy GAA: John McAreavey and Mickey Harte with Joe Kernan and Aogán Ó Fearghail.DONEGAL are to play a challenge football match against the rest of Ulster in a memory of Michaela McAreavey, the murdered daughter of Tyrone manager Mickey Harte.The Ulster GAA confirmed Mickey and Armagh manager Joe Kernan will manage a team selected from the other eight counties of the province for the match which will take place at Casement Park in Belfast on Saturday, November 3.The Match for Michaela is the latest in a series of events for the Michaela Foundation, which aims to inspire and encourage young people Michaela’s dad Mickey Harte said he is already looking forward to the game.“Sometimes we see exhibition games where people just go through the motions, and we are not actually wanting people to come along to view an evening like that,” he said“We want them to come and view a competitive evening of football refereed under the normal rules and we as Ulster want to beat the All-Ireland champions, so definitely it’s going to be competitive.”The Tyrone man said it was important to his family to remember the life of the 27-year-old who was killed while on honeymoon last year. “We’ve lost Michaela and that’s so, so sad but we had a life with her when she was here and we know the things that she loved. We know what made her tick, so to speak, and to be able to bring these ideals to other young girls is uplifting for all of us.“I know it’s particularly uplifting for John, who maybe knew Michaela better than most of us. I believe that what we are doing would make Michaela smile,” he said.John said he wanted to do something positive for Michaela.“It acts as a good personal distraction for me and it’s good to be able to carry on the type of work that Michaela did. She really enjoyed being a teacher and working with young people in her school.“I’m doing ok. It’s not easy but I’m doing ok.” “It always overwhelms me the amount of support we have,” he added.“We’ve had that as a family, from last year and for the foundation as well now.”X Factor star Janet Devlin will perform and Irish comedian Hector Ó hEochagáin will act as compére at Casement.The Festival of Football is expected to draw people from across Ireland with traditional music and performances by volunteers from the Michaela Girls Camp, which took place during the summer. Ulster GAA President Aogan O Fearghail said: “Michaela McAreavey was first and foremost a Gael – she loved Gaelic Games and loved the Irish language and culture. We have all been enriched to have her part of our Association and our community and this event, we hope, will remember the life, heart and soul of a beautiful young woman who lost her life too soon.“I urge people from across Ireland, whether you’re interested in Gaelic Games or not, to come out to support this worthy cause and to celebrate Michaela’s memory with her husband John and the entire Harte family.”Tickets cost £10/€10 for adults and £5/€5 for children and are available from www.tickets.ie, from County Boards and GAA clubs and from participating Supervalu and Centra stores nationwide.The evening’s events last from 6pm until 10pm.More details on the poster below:CHAMPIONS DONEGAL TO FACE ULSTER SELECT IN MEMORY OF MICHAELA McAREAVEY was last modified: October 2nd, 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)Tags:CHAMPIONS DONEGAL TO FACE ULSTER SELECT IN MEMORY OF MICHAELA McAREAVEYlast_img read more

Continue Reading

Eleven Bulldogs Named To All-PFL Teams

first_imgSAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Eleven members of the Drake University football team have been selected to the All-Pioneer Football League teams as voted on by the league’s 11 head coaches. The Bulldogs had four student-athletes selected to the first team, one to the second team and six earned honorable-mention honors. Fifth-year senior John Hugunin (Oswego, Ill.) claimed the fourth All-PFL accolade of his career and his second first team honor. The linebacker set a PFL record with nine forced fumbles, while leading the Bulldogs with 116 tackles, ranking 20th in the nation, to go with 15 tackles for loss. Junior defensive lineman Mack Marrin (Mendota Heights, Minn.) recorded 12.5 tackles for loss and a PFL-best 8.5 sacks­–ranking 15th in the nation–in addition to his 49 tackles to earn first team honors after being named PFL Freshman Defensive Player of the Year and All-PFL honorable mention in 2014. Drake had two representatives on the offensive first team in fifth-year offensive lineman Jack Beck (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) and senior tight end Eric Saubert (Hoffman Estates, Ill.). Beck started every game at right tackle after earning honorable mention All-PFL honors in 2014. Saubert led the Bulldog receiving corps with 55 catches for 580 yards and seven touchdowns. Junior running back Conley Wilkins (Overland Park, Kan.) was the lone Bulldog to garner All-PFL second team honors, as he was the only rusher to average over a 100 yards per game in league play, recording 104.8 yards per game. Wilkins finished the season with 834 yards rushing, nine touchdowns and 105 receiving yards. Drake’s six All-PFL honorable mention selections included one offensive player, three defenders and two special team players. Punter Cam Bohnert (Edmond, Okla.), cornerback Brad Duwe (Dubuque, Iowa), safety Bob Quilico, Jr. (Schaumburg, Ill.), quarterback Andy Rice (Stevens Point, Wis.), long snapper Michael Vankat (Omaha, Neb.) and defensive lineman Al Wegener (Overland Park, Kan.) received honorable mention All-PFL honors. Ten of the 11 league members had at least one student-athlete named first-team All-PFL with league co-champion Dayton leading the way with seven first-team honorees. In addition to the 59 student-athletes recognized on the league’s first and second teams, 72 student-athletes received honorable mention recognition. The Academic All-PFL team, highlighted by the league’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, will be released Wednesday, concluding the league’s awards week. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Continue Reading

Seatbelt Sheriffs out in force at Ballybofey school!

first_imgThe Dooish National School Seatbelt Sheriffs were out in force in Ballybofey today.They are pictured with their teacher Deirdre O Reilly, S.N.A. Ann Ramshaw, Garda Pauline Doherty and Sergeant Kevin Lynch on National Slow Down Day saying yes to slowing down and no to proposed speed increases outside their school.Sixth Class Teacher Ciaran Mc Devitt is also pictured with Garda Doherty and Sergeant Lynch with art samples from Erin and Bronagh for National Slow Down Awareness Day. A meeting is taking place on Monday Night 24th at 8p.m. to discuss school and community concerns regarding speed increases outside Dooish N.S. and all the way from Cappry Junction to Brockagh village.Seatbelt Sheriffs out in force at Ballybofey school! was last modified: October 21st, 2016 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)last_img read more

Continue Reading