KINGSTON: Top high school athletes from across the island will do battle for $16 million in cash and prizes in the 2016 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship, which gets under way this Saturday with the Western Championships at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay and the Youngster Goldsmith National Athletics Classics at the National Stadium in Kingston. Events to be contested in the seven-event Grand Prix Series are the 100 metres, 200m, 400m, 800m, long jump, high jump, discus, and 4x400m. The Grand Prix will continue with the Corporate Area Development Meet at the National Stadium on Thursday, February 11; Camperdown Classic at the National Stadium on Saturday, February 13; Central Championships at G. C. Foster College on Tuesday, February 16; and the Grand Prix final at the G. C. Foster Classics at G. C. Foster College on Saturday, February 20. The top two athletes from each event from the first five meets will earn the first six spots in the finals. There will be two wild card positions for the two next best athletes from any meet. POINT SYSTEM Athletes will get nine points for a win; seven for second place; six, five, four, three, two, and one point for individual events; and 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2 for the relay. Points will be accumulated from the regional meets and carried over to the Grand Prix Final to determine the overall school champions. Technical committee chairman Maurice Wilson is expecting stiff competition in the sprints at the Western Championships, while the field events should take the spotlight in Kingston. “The 100m and the 200m should bring a lot of attention because the athletes from that region are comparable to athletes from the central and other regions. With the Youngster Goldsmith, the long jump should be of interest because of athletes coming out of Calabar High and even as far as Oberlin High. With Kingston College and Calabar, we are expecting good competition in the throws and the discus,” he said. St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), the defending boys’ champions, should get a head start with defending 200m Grand Prix champion Nigel Ellis expected to perform well again this season. Wilson also challenged athletes to hunt for prizes that would add to their schools’ programmes. The champion schools will receive $1 million, runner-up $500,000, and third-place $200,000 worth of gym equipment. Should an athlete break a record at any of the six meets, he/she will be awarded a scholarship that will be made payable directly to the school that the athlete will be attending in September 2016. The coaches of the 2016 Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Championship-winning male school and female school will each receive $50,000. *Earlier this story had said that the Camperdown Classic would be held at the Usain Bolt Track on Saturday, February 13. That was incorrect. It will in fact be held at the National Stadium.
Trinidad and Tobago are on top in the Caribbean Regional Table Tennis Pre-Cadet Championship after yesterday’s second day at the National Indoor Sports Centre. The leaders have four points, one more than Jamaica A, while Jamaica B are third with two points. Jamaica went down 2-3 to T&T in the Girls’ Under-11 category. The Trinidadians won their second title following victory in the Girls’ Under-13 category on Monday. Dexter Abbott, coach of Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-11 girls, admitted that it was a very close and exciting match-up. “It was very exciting and very close match. I think our team held their nerves. We did not panic,” Abbott told The Gleaner. “I hope it (girls’ victory) does well for the sport in the future. I hope that the powers that be invest in the programme,” the coach said. Richard Davidson, coach of Jamaica’s girls’ Under-11 team, said he wasn’t disappointed as the girls played very good. “My girls played well under the circumstances. And, kudos to Trinidad, we’ll see them next time,” Davidson said. The championship continues today, starting at 10 a.m. Tournament sponsors include Jamaica Tourist Board, Cal’s Manufacturing, Hi-Lyte, Independence Park, INSPORTS, Jamaica Olympic Association, Jamaica Urban Transit Company, Nestle Jamaica, Reggae Jammin, Seafreight, Shortwood Teachers’ College, Sports Development Foundation, Tenergy Sound System, Tropical Blue and Xsomo. – M.S.
Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims No two-hour game can mend those wounds, not even a half-century later. But sports have always served as a great healer, and March is filled with stories that briefly take fans to a place where anything seems possible.Before Friday, No. 1 seeds were 135-0 against 16s. Now, they are 135-1.“We had an historic season, and then we make history be being the first 1 seed to lose,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “I’m sure a lot of people are happy about that, and it stings. But it can’t define you. … When you step into the arena, the consequences can be historic losses, and you have to deal with it.”It will take time for Bennett’s players to get over this loss.All the other basketball fans: Who’d want to miss a single minute?“It should make you forgive and forget,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. “You watch these games … and it’s definitely captivating, and it makes you want to believe in the good part of the sport, which is probably like 98 percent of it.” Loyola-Chicago guard Donte Ingram (0) and Marques Townes, right, celebrate their 64-62 win over Miami in a first-round game at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Dallas, Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)BOISE, Idaho — Time and again, you think you’ve seen it all, and time and again you’re proven wrong.And then THIS happens.ADVERTISEMENT They are why tears flowed freely in the stands, and on the court, for a basketball game that should have been routine, and turned out to be anything but.They are why, despite the sport’s growing list of unseemly, unsolvable problems, there is so much worth saving.UMBC’s Jourdan Grant celebrates after a basket against Virginia during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)“The biggest thing I love about this is, I love seeing them smile,” UMBC coach Ryan Odom said of his players after their once-in-a-lifetime shocker, a 74-54 drubbing of the Cavaliers. “Great kids. High-character kids. They deserve it.”College basketball needed it.It has not been a good season for the sport.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Brewer scores 22 to help Thunder beat Clippers Dozens of programs have been ensnared in an FBI probe and subsequent media reports looking into improper benefits to players provided by unmoored coaches and shady agents. That has led the NCAA to trigger an investigation by none other than Condoleezza Rice, who should make her conclusions available shortly after the Final Four.She will undoubtedly call for change. Critics will undoubtedly say the calls don’t go far enough.When all is said and done, the NCAA is unlikely to do anything to disassemble this tournament, which is worth more than $820 million a year in TV money and provides the funding that keeps not only basketball, but every other college sport besides football, up and running.The unspoken irony is that the tournament provides the stage for the small, out-of-nowhere programs that presumably do things the right way — programs like UMBC — to compete against, and sometimes defeat, all those monsters that presumably create all the problems that got the sport in this mess to begin with.When a little guy beats a monster, the way it happened Friday night in Charlotte, tears well up and beautiful stories get told.If it weren’t for all those monsters to beat — to say nothing of that wonderfully designed, NCAA-created, 68-team piece of art called the bracket — the tournament wouldn’t be anything more than an extension of a 5,000-game, 351-team regular season, 99 percent of which flies past mainstream America completely unnoticed. “When you put a bunch of teams together and put brackets in there, then of course, you’re going to get some great stories,” said Robert Thompson, the pop culture professor at Syracuse who is, himself, a No. 1 seed when it comes to dissecting what America loves and why. “There’s the excitement. And sometimes there’s the uplifting, enlightening stuff that manages to seep in, in spite of everything else we’ve heard this season.”UMBC isn’t the only amazing story from the first two days of the tournament.There’s the tale of a nun, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, who writes up scouting reports for Loyola-Chicago, and certainly had a prayer answered Thursday when Donte Ingram heaved up a shot from the logo at midcourt that went in just before the buzzer to lift the 11th-seeded Ramblers to a 64-62 victory over Miami.Before UMBC became Friday’s biggest — only? — news, 13th-seeded Marshall defeated No. 4 Wichita State 81-75 in an entertaining upset, though it was impossible to ignore the deeper meaning behind the matchup. The programs were bonded by the tragedies of a pair of airplane crashes that killed multiple members of their football teams over a six-week span in 1970. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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A woman was on Monday remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman after she was slapped with a possession of narcotics charge.Jenny Acford, 20, of Phase One, East Ruimveldt Squatting Area, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge stated that on August 4, 2016 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the defendant was intercepted with an undisclosed amount of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The prosecution’s file on the matter is still incomplete; as such, the details were not revealed in court.The young woman was remanded to prison and would return to court on September 13.
Amb. Lewis Garseedah Brown, II Finding Angie Brooks’ footprintsThe General Assembly of the United Nations yesterday elected by acclamation, Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Lewis G. Brown, II as Chair of the 4th Committee of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly.Formally referred to as the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, the Fourth Committee is one of six main committees of the UN General Assembly. It considers a broad range of issues including decolonization, review of peacekeeping operations and special political missions, relief for Palestinian refugees, atomic radiation, assistance in mine action, as well as the peaceful uses of outer space.Ambassador Brown’s election follows the overwhelming endorsement of the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations in January; an endorsement that Ambassador Brown described as a testament of “Liberia’s growing ability to meaningfully contribute to the ongoing search for and maintenance of international peace and security, as well as improvements in the lives of all peoples, after years of conflict and instability.”Responding to his election on Tuesday, Ambassador Brown thanked the African Group and other UN Member States for their confidence in Liberia to carry out the “important assignment of overcoming the challenge of cooperation among nations at the political level.Assuring that he will perform his duties with diligence and courage, Ambassador Brown stressed that Liberia “cherishes the value of freedom independence, political equality and equity, and hopes to use the experience of working with all of its colleagues and all Member states to be able to lift the work and continue in the path of its many predecessors including our own representative Angie Brooks Randolph.”According to a dispatch from Liberia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Brown’s election comes 57 year after Ambassador Angie Brooks Randolph chaired the Fourth Committee during the 1961 Session of the General Assembly.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
However, through a Freedom of Information request, the Tyee has learned the names of the companies that were sent the 14 enforcement orders in 2012 and those that were issued the 77 tickets. Among them are several oil and gas companies with operations in the Peace Region. In Fort St. John, Orefyn Energy Advisors was issued three enforcement orders for the proper management and shutting in of a disposal well, while Progress Energy Canada was ordered to secure flow back ponds from waterfowl. Both Newalta Corporation and Tervita were also ordered to shut in a disposal well. – Advertisement -In Dawson Creek, Murphy Oil Company was ordered to shut in a pipeline and comply with a pipeline permit, while Encana had to ensure flare stack compliance. Up in Fort Nelson, Legacy Oil + Gas was also ordered to shut in a pipeline. The majority of the tickets issued were for companies failing to keep or produce water records, which runs a $230 fee for each violation. Pengrowth Energy Corporation of Fort St. John was the most ticketed, with $3,220 in fines for companies failing to keep or produce water records, while Penn West Petroleum of Fort St. John received $1,150 in fines for five counts of breaching a term or condition of approval. Advertisement The full article by the Tyee is here.
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Diego Perotti has played nine times for Genoa this series 1 Bournemouth and Watford target Diego Perotti is uncertain what will happen in the January transfer window.Both clubs were chasing the midfielder in the summer but Genoa held firm and refused to entertain any bids.Bournemouth’s pursuit of the Argentine proved the greatest and the newly-promoted side even saw an £11.2m offer rejected.Eddie Howe’s side and Watford are now expected to reignite their interest in January and Perotti, 27, admits he is uncertain what will happen.“In the summer there was a lot of speculation, but I have always been focused on Genoa,” Perotti told Sky Italia.“I do not know what could happen in January.”
SEAMUS McCORMACKThe Twin Towns and Donegal GAA community is mourning the loss of former Sean Mac Cumhaills chairman Seamus McCormack. Flags fly at half mast over Mac Cumhaill Park for this true Gael known by all as one of lifes true gentlemen.Seamus was one of the clubs longest serving members and gave many years devoted service to Mac Cumhaills. He served in nearly every role within the club. He particularly loved Scór and was honoured at this year’s club dinner dance for his dedication to it. Deepest sympathies to the Mc Cormack family, extended family and friends.RESULTSUNDER 12 Camogie. Our girls played a blitz in Burt on Fri, fielding a very young team(a lot of U10s), they were very impressive. They beat Letterkenny Gaels and Burt before narrowly losing to a far more experienced Carn team.. Well done to Pauline, Geraldine and all the girls. UNDER 14 Hurling. Congratulations to the U14s who have qualified for the Ulster Feile Final next Sat in Armagh.Th…ey played in Strabane on Sat, winning 3 and Drawing the last.They played teams from Tyrone and Down. In what was a brilliant team performance, 2 lads were outstanding. Well done to Paul Doherty and Michael Curran. Best to luck to Anthony and the lads next Sat. We will update any details as they come through to us.SENIOR FOOTBALL. Our Seniors travelled to Cloughaneely on Sat. An excellent team performance resulted in a win for the lads. We played well in all area’s of the pitch, most notably Chris Patton pulled off a series of top class saves to deny Cloughaneely any chance of getting close.Final Score Cloughaneely 0-11 Mac Cumhaills 2-08 Team wasChris Patton,Eoghan Wright,John Lynch, Andrew Mc Closkey, …Joe Dunnion, Gary Dunnion, Shane Duffy, Paddy Hannigan, Pat Mc Nulty, Stephen Mulligan, Gavin Gallagher, Benny Mc Loughlin, Barney Lafferty, Stephen O Reilly, Marty O Reilly. Subs, Michael Lynch, Mark Dorrian, Michael Duignam, Marty Gallagher, Garret Doherty.Scorers were Marty O Reilly 1-03, Paddy Hannigan 0-02, Stephen O Reilly1-00, Stephen Mulligan0-02, Gavin Gallagher 0-01RESERVE FOOTBALL. Our reserves unbeaten run came to an end in Cloughaneely on Sat. A poor turn out and a mx up over times didn’t help the Mac Cumhaills cause. A below par performance from our usually ever reliable 2nd team resulted in our first defeat of the year. Final Score Cloughaneely 2-13 Mac Cumhaills 4-05. Scorers were Paddy Kelly 1-01, Alan Patton 1-00, Marty Gallagher 1-00, Michael Lynch 1-01, Chris Gallen 0-02, Michael Patton 0-01.FIXTURES. Wed 1st May. U18. Home to Gaoth Dobhair 7.00pmFri 4th May. U18 Away to Buncrana. 7.30pm.Please keep an eye on our Facebook page, we will update any details as soon as we have them.REGISTRATION Registration is now overdue for 2012. If you are not registered before this date, it will affect your player insurance and your voting rights at the AGM. Please contact Stephen Lynch 0874147764. Cost of membership is: €70 for Family membership, € 30 for Adults and €10 for children.MAC CUMHAILL’S CLUB LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 13,14,23 and 30.There was 0 match 3 winner.3 names pulled were Gary Gallen, Artur Mc Garrity and M McGinley.Each receives €30NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT IS A MASSIVE €9,400€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!UNDERAGE TRAININGTraining for underage teams is as follows,Please note time changes for Under 6’s/8’s and 10’sUnder 6’s Boys and Girls: Wed 6.00pm. On Astro pitch Contact Alan Martin 0861723899Under 8’s: Boys and Girls : Wed 6.00 on Training pitch.Contact Noel Doherty 0866028868Under 10’s Boys. Wed 6.00pm on Training pitch, weather permitting.Contact John Burke 0868185915Under 12’s Boys:We have changed to Tuesdays 6.00-7.15. Contact Luke Gavigan 0877980865Under 12/14 Girls. Sunday 12.00pm Contact Olivia Finn 0879673264.Camogie: Under 12/14 Tues 6.00-7.00All ages Fri 6.00-7.00pm.Training for girls 14-18 is on Thurs 5.45pm and Sundays 11.45am.New players welcome. Contact Michael Gordon 0877941058FOR SALEClub socks and togs for children up to age 14 and Canning hurls from sizes 26 – 35. These can be purchased from the club on Wed and Fri 7.00pm.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in The Villa Rose this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.The Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA NOTES: SEAN MACCUMHAILLS was last modified: April 30th, 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:Sean MacCumhaills GAA notes
As expected the Donegal County Board has called off next weekend’s club championship fixtures across the county.It follows a request by Donegal team boss Jim McGuinness as he prepares for his side’s semi-final against Cork in the All Ireland final in less than three weeks.The last series of championship games had already been postponed to facilitate preparations for the team’s Ulster Final appearance. Donegal players and supporters have welcomed the move as the team prepared for the epic game at Croke Park.It’s likely club championship games will be played on succesive weekends up to the final or play-offs while replays would have to be played mid-week.DONEGAL PLAYERS GET CLEAR RUN FOR CROKER AS CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES POSTPONED was last modified: August 7th, 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)