Wilson excited for Digicel Grand Prix Final

first_imgThe G.C. Foster Classics/Digicel Grand Prix meet, to be held inside the National Stadium on Saturday, had its launch yesterday at The G.C. Foster College, where representatives from the sponsors, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association and Jamaica Olympic Association were in attendance. Competition director Maurice Wilson expects massive support. The meet will be the culmination of the Digicel Grand Prix series, with the qualifiers from the four regions set for competition, starting at 5:20pm “We expect great competition, and a large number of athletes are expected. We are planning to have a great meet and some of our elite athletes will also be competing,” Wilson said. Kamal Powell, senior marketing manager of Digicel, said that the Digicel Grand Prix series has grown immensely since its inception three years ago. “The concept is for development of the athletes and we are doing that. As a sponsor, we are very proud, and the viewership is great, as it is being aired in 27 countries, along with the Tri State area,” Powell said. He also spoke about the entertainment package where the likes of Ding Dong, Chi Ching Ching and Bounty Killer will be involved. Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Secretary Garth Gayle brought greetings from his body. “It gives us pleasure to sanction this meet as the GC Foster College has played a great role in the development of athletes in the country, and the institution has also produced outstanding coaches, and administrators. I must commend Digicel for its role in sponsoring this meet,” he said. Jamaica Olympic Association President Mike Fennell said that he was pleased with the development of track and field in the country. Support vital “We must not only celebrate at the end product, but we must ensure that we give support in the early stages and give a lot of credit to the volunteers at the various meets who are now qualified, as they have certificates and diplomas,” he said. Also speaking at the launch yesterday were Sports Development Foundation General Manager Denzil Wilks and MVP Track Club President Bruce James, who will serve as meet director on Saturday. The opening event at the meet will be the 2000m Steeplechase for girls, starting at 8:30am. That will be followed by the boys’ equivalent, ten minutes later. Other events include the 100m, 400m, 200m and all sprint hurdles races. In the field, there will be the javelin, discus, and shot put events, along with the long, high and triple jump events. The Grand Prix events are 100m 200m 400m, 800m 4x400m relay, long jump, high jump and the discus.last_img read more

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School of the Nations principal says teen shooter flown out of Guyana

first_imgDr Brian O’TooleAlmost three months after a teenager had shot him, School of the Nations Principal Dr Brian O’Toole on Thursday said the shooter has been flown out of Guyana.According to O’Toole, the lack of prosecution and delay in justice is due to the fact that the parents of the teen flew their son out of the country less than 24 hours after he had committed the crime.On Thursday night at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Georgetown, Dr O’Toole stated that regardless of the professions of parents, they should not allow their children to pursue the wrong path and engage in such illegalities.“It does not matter what position you have in society. If you are the one that got your child out of the country the day after the shooting, then you have created a monster that is going to destroy his life, the life of your family; and if he is not brought to justice, God knows the mayhem that it’s going to cause,” O’Toole said.He explained that as a result of the shooting, which was highly publicised in local and international media outlets, overseas-based Guyanese as well as foreigners are now questioning the state of Guyana with respect to crime.“I am 95 per cent certain that the shooting was related to the horrible video game “Fortnight”, which incidentally Prince Harry has now started a campaign in England to ban that game,” the principal added.Steps, he said, need to be taken, and initiatives should be put in place to curb violence involving students and other youths in the country; and this means that a multi-stakeholder approach is necessary.On January 27th of this year, Dr O’Toole was shot three times as he was returning to his Bel Air, Georgetown residence, hours after an emergency meeting with parents and guardians about violent threats on social media to injure students and teachers of that school.Earlier this year, Crime Chief Lyndon Alves told <> that Police had questioned four persons – both current and former students – in relation to the shooting of the school’s principal.However, subsequent to the incident, there were several threats against the school on Facebook made by “Kira” (meaning killer), which is the alias of the main character in “Death Note” – a Japanese manga series that was later adapted into films.last_img read more

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Matt Gilmore repeats as mountain bike race champion

first_imgJansen Van Rensburg was a close second at 23:31, while 2010 champion Gary Hilderman finished third with 24:19. George Gamble came in fourth seconds later at 24:25, while 2011 chamion Pat Ferris finished with 28:11. Rounding out the 10 were Roger St. Jean at 28:46, Dawit Feyissa at 29:43, Gord Harris at 33:18, Adam Currie at 35:06 and Jolea Bilodeau at 40:47. There’s no rest for the Blizzard Bike Club as they’re back racing tonight with a Baldonnel time trial at 7 p.m., then a road race from Humpty’s on Sunday at 10 a.m.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Huskies AGM Tuesday June 9

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies hold their annual general meeting on Tuesday night. The club is in need of more volunteers for the upcoming season, and the more people that help out, the less there is for each to do. Lots of executive positions need filling, and you don’t need a connection to the team to help out. – Advertisement -The meeting begins at 7pm at the Northern Lights College, and anyone interested is more than welcome to attend.last_img

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BROADWAY DIMS ITS LIGHTS FOR PLAYWRIGHT LEGEND BRIAN FRIEL

first_imgThe great Brian Friel is laid to rest in Glenties. Pic by Northwest Newspix.THE bright lights of Broadway have been dimmed in memory of legendary Irish playwright Brian Friel.The award-winning writer, who penned the Donegal-based Dancing at Lughnasa — died in October at the age of 86 and was buried in his beloved Glenties in October.The late Brian Friel.The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York dimmed their lights for one minute yesterday evening, in honour of a man who has been described as “a colossus in theatre”.The tradition of dimming the lights for theatre greats dates back decades and is reserved for people who are “synonymous with Broadway”. Charlotte St Martin, president of the Broadway League, said: “Known as a gifted storyteller whose work achieved international acclaim for over four decades, Brian Friel’s writing explored social and political life in Ireland through lyrical dramas which played notably on the Broadway stage.“Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and many fans.”Friel was born in Killyclogher, near Omagh, Co Tyrone, in 1929.He moved to Derry with his family at the age of ten and then to Greencastle, Co Donegal, in the 1960s, where he penned most of his great works including Philadelphia, Here I Come and The Freedom of the City. BROADWAY DIMS ITS LIGHTS FOR PLAYWRIGHT LEGEND BRIAN FRIEL was last modified: December 9th, 2015 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:Brian FrieldonegalGlentiesGreencastlelast_img read more

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‘85% OF STRAY DONEGAL ANIMALS ARE PUT DOWN’ – REPORT CLAIMS

first_imgAN astonishing 85% of abandoned animals taken in by the ISPCA in Donegal are put to sleep, a newspaper report has claimed.The Sunday Times alleged the figure for the county compared to just 2.3% in Leitrim where different agencies deal with stray dogs and other animals.However ISPCA chief executive Noel Griffin told the British newspaper that the statistics for the number of dogs put down by the ISPCA was higher than others because it, unlike other groups, did not send dogs to Britain to be rehoused (or put to sleep) there. “The exporting of dogs to the UK improves the statistics, but I would question where those dogs are doing,” Griffin said, adding that other agencies could not say for certain where their dogs were being sent.Statistics compiled by the Department of the Environment, listing the number of stray dogs taken in by each of the 34 city and county councils in 2009, showed that the eight areas controlled by the ISPCA saw 58.7 per cent of strays put down.In the 26 other areas – mostly controlled by local authorities themselves, though some authorities employ private contractors – the percentage of dogs that were put down was more than 34 per cent.In all, 16,413 dogs were taken in across the Republic in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics have been compiled. Of these 6,506 were put down, while 9,921 were successfully rehomed. The statistics showed that the 13 areas which enjoyed the most successful records in finding new homes for their dogs were all managed by agencies other than the ISPCA.‘85% OF STRAY DONEGAL ANIMALS ARE PUT DOWN’ – REPORT CLAIMS was last modified: April 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:animal welfaredonegalISPCAput downlast_img read more

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DONEGAL GETS BEHIND OUR SINEAD’S OLYMPIC BID

first_imgOLYMPIAN Sinead Jennings today thanked the people of County Donegal for getting behind her in her bid for glory in London next year.Next Friday 11th Nov a 24 hour Spinathon/Cyclathon will take place in Energie Fitness Club Letterkenny, in Aid of the Sinead Jennings Olympic Fund.Lots of sporting enthusiasts of Letterkenny and indeed some not so enthusiastic!!! have signed up to spin for Sinead at an allocated time over this 24 hour period. One of the organisers Alma Kavanagh said: “Sinead is a personal friend of mine and I as well as all the other people of Letterkenny hope to see her realising her dream of Olympic Qualification.“Sinead deserves a Letterkenny Response and support for this fundraising venture. Never in my life have I met a lady and friend, who is so dedicated and committed to representing her country.“Sinead has made huge personal sacrifices to get to where she is today and she hopes to qualify for London 2012 taking part in speed cycling in the Veledrome.“So committed is she, that she’s postponed ( Only Temporarily!!!) her planned wedding in December of 2011 until after the Olympics. Anyone who knows Sinead, knows that your dealing with one focused and determined Athlete. “I am asking for everyone in the county to get down to Energie Fitness Club within the next week, pick up a sponsorship card and pledge a half hour on one of the 10 bikes that will be available on the day“If we fill all the slots and the 20 euro minimum contribution per half hour on bike, we will raise the 10,000 euro needed to get our Letterkenny Athlete  Heroine the best training there is for London 2012.”Donegaldaily.com will be getting right behind the initiative.And Jason Black of Voodoo will provide entertainment afterwards in Vodoo and Ink Lounges where the grand total of money raised will be announced.Said Sinead: “I am overwhelmed by this effort in my home town and home county. It really is very special. It means so much more when the people who are supporting you are friends and family in your home.” Call Energie Fitness Club to book your slot on 074 9177949.Time slots urgently needing cyclists are 8pm- 12 midnight on 11th Nov and 6am – 11am Saturday 12th and 1pm – 5pm Saturday 12th.DONEGAL GETS BEHIND OUR SINEAD’S OLYMPIC BID was last modified: November 3rd, 2011 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:sinead jennings letterkennylast_img read more

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Diakite: I owe QPR

first_imgQPR midfielder Samba Diakite has told the BBC World Service he feels he owes the club for the support given to him.The Mali international, signed from French side Nancy earlier this year, was allowed to return to France for personal reasons.“I hope I can repay them for that. I think I owe the club a lot for what they’ve done for me,” he said.“I won’t forget how helpful the club was with me. They were very, very patient with me. They did everything to make sure I was okay.”Diakite also indicated that he may not take part in the Africa Cup of Nations if QPR are involved in a relegation battle.Adel Taarabt is expected to feature for Morocco in the tournament in South Africa, which is due to begin in January.R’s boss Mark Hughes recently admitted his concern but stressed that clubs have no choice but to release players if they are called up.Click here for Thursday’s QPR quizSee also:Hughes braced for Cup of Nations 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Humboldt Crabs score four in the 13th inning to claim comeback win over San Diego Waves

first_imgARCATA >> The Crabs’ four-hour tour Friday night certainly had its share of twists and turns.And even as what easily turned into the longest game of the young season blew past 11 p.m., there was one more major turn to be had before the home stretch was upon those of the announced crowd of 605 were still attendance.A night after defensive miscues came back to haunt them, the Crabs benefited from a pair of huge errors to plate four runs in the top of the 13th inning, as Humboldt rallied for a …last_img read more

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Clarity for a Holiday Weekend

first_imgRecommended resource: “David Berlinski: Rebellious Intellectual Defies Darwinism” on YouTube. This Q&A interview recorded by Coldwater Media around 2001 is a thought-provoking montage of subjects, displaying Berlinski’s ability to articulate large issues with cogent insight and witty sarcasm. Snippets of this interview were adapted into Coldwater’s 2001 film Icons of Evolution (playable in segments on YouTube). It’s worthwhile to hear the full 36 minutes of recording, uploaded as a playlist by Coldwater Media in 2008. Topics range from whale evolution to consensus science (and human nature) to the value of intellectual criticism, even to the point of vituperation.Berlinski’s relaxed eloquence and grasp of intellectual history is reminiscent of the manner of the late William F. Buckley, providing viewers good lessons on how to cut through intellectual fog and frame an issue for debate, neither swamping the unsophisticated nor shortchanging the erudite. Berlinski’s debate with atheist Christopher Hitchens, aired on C-SPAN in 2010, is also available on YouTube. Never nonplussed by Hitchens’ arrogance, Berlinski elevates the discussion to the essential issues, keeping his focus through the rebuttals, illustrating his three major propositions with historical specifics and quotations from contemporary intellectuals.This link does not imply endorsement on all points, just that it merits consideration.(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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