KC surges with Hamilton’s leap

first_imgDesperate to regain the title they last won in 2009, Kingston College (KC) have surged to the top of the hill in the early race for the Mortimer Geddes Trophy at the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships inside the National Stadium.With two finals scored, the purple-hearted unit were leading the points standings with 23 points ahead of Jamaica College (JC), 19, with defending champions Calabar High, which must overcome a testing day on the track, third on 10. They are followed by Excelsior (nine), St Jago (seven) and Campion College (four).KC got off to a strong start yesterday evening, with Yashawn Hamilton securing the first points for the North Street-based school with a 7.01-metre win in the Class Two boys’ long jump event.Excelsior’s Joel Morgan, 6.95m, won the silver medal ahead of Calabar’s Kristoffe Clifford, 6.87m.O’Brien Wasome of JC’s 7.50m mark in the Class One boys’ long jump was enough to give him the win and nine valuable points for his school, with St Jago’s Shawn-d Thompson, 7.27m, claiming second place ahead of third-place finisher Shammawi Wellington (KC), 7.23m.Earlier, in the half lap event, Calabar’s titan, Christopher Taylor, showed no signs of wear after last night’s 400m-record run and was comfortable in winning his heat and posting the fastest time in the Class Two boys’ 200m heats, 21.13.His teammate, Dejour Russell, got in on the action, stopping the clock at 21.14 in the very next heat as St Jago pair Gary Gordon (22.01) and Javad Black (22.12), JC’s Chislon Gordon 22.16 and KC’s Yashawn Hamilton, 22.17, will all be looking to upset the Calabar duo.Class One favourite, Nigel Ellis, is determined to leave Kingston with the sprint double, and the early signs are positive.EASY WINThe in-form sprinter was easy in winning his 200m heat in 21.24 seconds, to lead all qualifiers into the next round of the event.With no Jhevaughn Matherson registered for the event, KC fans were relieved to see Tyreke Bryan, who had the second-fastest qualifying time of 21.33 and seventh fastest qualifier Shivnarine Smalling, 21.47 both securing lanes in the next round.Thiea Shea (Wolmer’s) won his Class Three boys’ 200m heat in a time of 22.42 – the best clocking among all qualifiers – as he beat Clarendon College’s Rahyme Christian, 22.80, into second place.Event favourite Sachin Dennis (STETHS), 22.76, is also safely through to the next round, so, too, is his teammate, Tyrone Barnes, 23.32; Petersfield’s Antonio Watson, 22.90, and Papine’s Shemar Willis, 22.91 – the top qualifiers.Calabar suffered a major setback in the Class Three boys’ 800m heats, with Kevroy Venson, who was expected to bring in maximum points in both the 800m and 1500m, struggling to last place in his two-lap preliminary-round race after battling with flu symptoms.The second Calabar athlete in the event, Rivaldo Marshall, also failed to book a spot in the next round, with St Jago’s medal favourite, Jevana Edwards, leading all qualifiers to the semi-finals with a 2:06.23 time. Shanthamoi Brown (KC), 2:06.51, was the next best qualifier in the event, followed by Donald Quarrie’s Jordan Anderson, 2:08.44 and JC’s Malik Ricketts, 2:08.85, also securing semi-final lanes.The Calabar coaching staff, which outlined that Venson was cleared to compete, has indicated that the athlete will line up in the 1500m heats this morning.St Jago’s Keenan Lawrence is expected to push for the Class Two boys’ 800m record of 1:52.27 and it’s about time. Aldwyn Sappleton’s (Edwin Allen) mark of 1:52.27 has been on the books since 1997, and with Lawrence already clocking 1:53.82 this season, there are strong signs that he will be able to carve his name in history.Lawrence was comfortable in qualifying from his heat, clocking 1:58.21 for the win as Dwight Mason (STETHS), 1:57.40 – his fastest time this season, was responsible for the fastest time in the preliminary round.Bellefield’s Shevan Parks, who cruised to 1:56.09 in the heats and STETHS’ Jauavney James, 1:56.79, should take their Class Two rivalry into the Class One 800m and could push each other to special performances in what is a keenly anticipated clash at this year’s championships.It was, however, Rogay Granston (Holmwood), 1:55.29, who posted the fastest time in yesterday’s heats, with St Jago’s Leon Clarke next best with 1:55.30 and Nathan Brown (Excelsior), 1:55.80, also making a statement in qualifying.Warren Barrett Jr (Calabar) 49.25m was the best effort in the boys’ Class One discus qualifiers, with Munro’s Kino Dunkley, reminding all that this will be one of the closest events at these championships with a 48.53m qualifying mark of his own.Petersfield’s Kevin Nedrick, 46.29m and Munro’s Vikarie Elliott, 46.13m, also placed their names in the conversation, along with JC’s Vashon McCarthy, 44.45m and Hydel’s Derrick Spencer, 44.05m, also among the top qualifiers to the final.last_img read more

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Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain’s unflattering plaque

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “It’s expensive,” he said. “But it’s the right thing to do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In this photo taken Monday May 21, 2018, Bay Area Sports Hall of Hame inductee Brandi Chastain poses by her plaque during a press conference in San Francisco. Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Chastain. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco unveiled the plaque on Monday night. Chastain diplomatically said “it’s not the most flattering. But it’s nice.” (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)SAN FRANCISCO — A bronze plaque honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain got a red card Tuesday after a social media outcry over its unflattering portrayal of the athlete.The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco said Tuesday it will redo the plaque, which was unveiled a day earlier and quickly panned by the public.ADVERTISEMENT Fans on Twitter compared the likeness to former President Jimmy Carter, actors Gary Busey and Mickey Rooney, baseball player Babe Ruth, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and movie character Mrs. Doubtfire, played by Robin Williams.Chastain is often remembered for ripping off her jersey in celebration of her game-winning penalty kick in the 1999 World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIn this photo taken Monday May 21, 2018, Bay Area Sports Hall of Hame inductee Brandi Chastain’s plaque is displayed during a press conference in San Francisco. Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Chastain. The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in San Francisco unveiled the plaque on Monday night. Chastain diplomatically said “it’s not the most flattering. But it’s nice.” (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)Chastain attended the unveiling of her plaque at a San Francisco hotel Monday night and graciously commented, “It’s not the most flattering. But it’s nice,” according to The Mercury News of San Jose.Hall of Fame president Kevin O’Brien told KTVU-TV that he spoke with Chastain on Tuesday and offered to redo the plaque if she sent in a new photograph of herself. She agreed and a new plaque will be made, O’Brien said. Neymar back in training with Brazil ahead of World Cup Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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Curry dazzles from deep, Warriors take 2-0 NBA Finals lead

first_imgFlying high LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments MOST READ Another key role player, Shaun Livingston, made his five field-goal tries for 10 points to give Golden State a lift in the first half after making all four of his shots Thursday. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award James pointed with both hands after his 3 with 11:04 remaining got his team within seven, before Curry answered from deep the next two trips down the floor. Curry squatted low to admire his shot as it went in at one point and galloped back in joy after he hit two deep 3s late in the first half.They had a tense moment in the third, too.James became irate at the officials for a no-call on Curry, who ran beneath the Cavs star and didn’t let him land with 3:54 remaining in the quarter as James caught Love’s long pass and went out of bounds. Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue was hit with a technical for arguing it.JaVale McGee scored 12 points, making all six of his shots in his first career NBA Finals start as Warriors coach Steve Kerr made a lineup switch that proved spot on.The typically efficient Durant connected on 10 of 14 shots after going just 8 for 22 — 1 of 7 on 3s — in the opener but still scoring 26 points.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls James followed up his 51-point performance in Game 1 with 29 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds in a far tamer finals sequel minus the utter craziness of a drama-packed opener three days prior.Game 3 is Wednesday night in Cleveland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownKevin Love had 22 points and 10 boards for the cold-shooting Cavs, who will now try to gain some momentum back home.Curry had the shot of the night with 7:54 to play, making an off-balance swish from several feet behind the 3-point arc over Love as the shot clock wound down, then backpedaled in pure joy. Curry fell into the first row of fans with a baseline 3 again over Love and four-point play at the 5:44 mark of the fourth.center_img Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) during the first half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. APOAKLAND, California, United States — Stephen Curry hit an NBA Finals-record nine 3-pointers and scored 33 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 122-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night for 2-0 lead.Kevin Durant found his steady stroke to score 26 points to go with nine rebounds and seven assists while also handling a load of the defensive assignment against LeBron James. Klay Thompson added 20 points playing on a tender left leg to put the defending champions two victories from a repeat title they have talked about since the season began last fall.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Last year’s NBA Finals MVP made his initial five field goals Sunday, driving right at James on offense and doing all he could to fluster him on defense.James hit a 3 over Durant’s outstretched arm midway through the third, then Tristan Thompson’s basket the next possession pulled the Cavs within 72-66. But they couldn’t contain Curry and the rest of the Warriors for extended stretches.The Warriors vowed to make it harder for James to generate good looks after he shot 19 for 32 in the series opener, and James went 12:06 of game time between made baskets.James went 10 for 20, showing few signs his shot was altered by a bloodshot left eye. He had been taking antibiotics and using drops after being poked in the eye by Draymond Green in the first half Thursday.The Warriors earned a wacky 124-114 overtime win in Game 1 Thursday night — featuring J.R. Smith’s blunder when he grabbed an offensive rebound in the waning moments of regulation and dribbled back toward halfcourt rather than shooting for the victory, and an overturned charge call against James.Smith received rousing cheers from the home fans during pregame introductions and “M-V-P!” chants greeted him when he went to the foul line.Thompson played after bruising his lower left leg when Smith slid into him in the first quarter Thursday. The Warriors All-Star has never missed a postseason game.Kerr went with 7-foot big man McGee to start in place of Kevon Looney — McGee’s 10th career start in the postseason.McGee scored the first four points of the game as Golden State made its initial seven shots and 10 of 11. That included Thompson’s steal from James at the 3-point line leading to Green’s dunk moments later and a Cleveland timeout down 15-6 at the 8:14 mark.McGee’s five baskets through 26 minutes matched James’ total. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

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Man arrested with shotguns, ammo

first_imgPolice in Region Nine (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo) have arrested a man who was found in possession of three shotguns and over 100 cartridges.According to Police Public Relations Officer Jairam Ramlakhan, the discovery was made sometime around 03:00h on Saturday.He noted that the Police, acting on information, went to Karasabai, located sixty miles from Lethem, and apprehended a male who was in possession of a bag. A search conducted on the man’s belongings unearthed the three shotguns along with 178 cartridges.The man was taken into custody and is assisting with  investigations.last_img read more

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Liberian Ambassador at Ex-Israeli President’s Funeral

first_imgLiberia Ambassador to the United States of America, Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, is representing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the funeral of the former President of Israel, Shimon Peres, a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Washington, D.C. has said.The funeral of Peres, 93, will take place today, Friday, September 30, in Jerusalem.While in Israel, Ambassador Sulunteh will convey condolences from President Sirleaf, the government and people of Liberia to the government and people of the State of Israel for the loss of the eminent international statesman, the dispatch said.In the message of condolence, Ambassador Sulunteh will recount how Peres, who was known to millions around the world as “Israel’s Warrior of Peace,” will forever be remembered for his role in preserving peace and being a strong voice for the preservation of the State of Israel. Liberia and Israel have enjoyed a special relationship since Liberia casted the tie-breaking vote at the United Nations in support of the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.Over the decades before Liberia’s civil crises, Israel and Liberia enjoyed a strong bilateral relationship where Israel was actively involved in Liberia’s economic and infrastructural development programs.As part of effort to fully restore the relationship subsisting between both countries, President Sirleaf paid an official visit to Israel in June this year. During the visit, President Sirleaf met the Israeli leadership including the President and the Prime Minister as well as entrepreneurs among others to further cooperation between both countries.Earlier on Wednesday, September 28, President Sirleaf sent a message of consolation to her counterpart, Reuven Rivlin of Israel, for the passing of Peres, a former President and twice Prime Minister of Israel.In her Condolence Message to President Rivlin, President Sirleaf said: “It is with profound shock and deep sorrow that we have learned of the death of Mr. Shimon Peres, a towering political figure, who served twice as Prime Minister and as President of your great country.”President Sirleaf stated that Mr. Peres, who also won the Nobel Peace Prize, will be remembered for the formidable role he played in the founding of the State of Israel and the most prominent effort to consolidate lasting peace with Palestine and Israel’s Arab neighbors under the Oslo Peace Accord of 1993.As she extended to the government of the State of Israel and the bereaved family her heartfelt condolences for the irreparable loss sustained, she added with deep regrets: “It is our hope that the resilience and strength that the people of Israel have always demonstrated during challenging circumstances will be brought to bear during this difficult period of national mourning.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GPL to buy power from Giftland

first_img– still in talks with Banks DIHAs the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) continues to grapple with the challenges of providing reliable electricity, Government has cleared the way for the power company to buy power from Giftland.Last week, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GPL, Albert Gordon had disclosed at a press conference that they are in talks with both Giftland and Banks DIH Limited to buy power from them to boost the capacity of the interconnected system. The two entities are powering their own operations using heavy fuel oil and have substantial capacity.To this end, Cabinet was briefed on the matter and Director General at the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon disclosed on Friday that the agreement with at least one of the companies is ready.“The power purchase agreement with Giftland was finalised and is to be submitted to the Board of the Guyana Power and Light for approval on Monday, June 17,” Harmon told reporters at the post-Cabinet press conference.Since 2016, Giftland Mall had offered to sell Government its excess electricity but this was rejected. However, at last week’s press conference, the GPL CEO had explained that buying power from an independent power producer (IPP) is a complicated issue which includes negotiating pricing and legal matters. To this end, he noted that GPL has enlisted the help of the Public Infrastructure Ministry to iron out these issues.With regards to the deal with Bank DIH Limited, it was revealed on Friday that discussions are still ongoing with the local beverage giant but there is an issue regarding the availability of the excess power.Gordon had explained that “For Banks, I think they have installed approximately 10 megawatts. But they normally use most of their power during the day. Even in peak, they normally have an excess… But also, they run their generators during the period we want the power. So, the amount we’d get from them isn’t very significant. Nevertheless, we want to interconnect; the system works better when we’re interconnected. There may be times we’ll sell to them and there’ll be times we will buy from them.”GPL is looking to source some five megawatts of electricity during peaks hours from both Giftland Mall and Banks DIH.Harmon had explained at Friday’s post-Cabinet press briefing that sourcing power from independent power producers is among a series of steps being undertaken by GPL as corrective measures to bring relief to citizens.In separate incidents, two submarine cables of the power company were recently damaged resulting in increased power outages and load shedding activities.However, with the main submarine cable replaced across the Demerara River to link the Vreed-en-hoop and Kingston substations, the Director General noted that power supply has been restored with less load shedding activities.But Harmon noted that due to the reduced load on the Vreed-en-Hoop system, which is now isolated, it is less stable and there have been some unplanned outages in areas still supplied by this station such as the West Bank and the West Coast of Demerara.“But that is not going to last for a long time,” he assured.While GPL is looking to increase the capacity on the interconnected grid with the purchase of fuel oil power from private firms, the company is also catering to have natural gas integrated into its system to produce electricity.In fact, Gordon had mentioned that they were seeking an agreement for the purchase of power from the Hope Wind Farm project, which is expected to come on stream by next year generating between 10 to 16 megawatts of power.Months after taking office in 2015, Government had announced that it would facilitate a US$50 million, 25-megawatt wind farm project at Hope Beach on the East Coast of Demerara.The Alliance For Change (AFC) subsequently identified International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA) proprietor Lloyd Singh, an investor in the wind farm, as responsible for the party’s acquisition of its multimillion-dollar headquarters in February of 2016.While not as stable as hydropower, wind energy generated by turbines is a form of renewable energy. But the Hope Beach Wind Farm project, at 25 MW, is still no match for the proposed Amaila Falls Hydro Project initiated under the previous Administration and was continually blocked by the APNU/AFC coalition while controlling the National Assembly by a one-seat Opposition majority.The AFHP would have assisted GPL in getting adequate electricity supply. In fact, the Norway-funded project, when completed, would have provided 165 megawatts to the national grid, thus providing cheaper and more reliable power to citizens and businesses.last_img read more

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Local athletes off to good start at B.C. Summer Games

first_imgTate Haugan of Fort St. John had a strong performance in the boys duathlon as he finished in seventh place.Alyssa Webster of Fort St. John and Emily Shaw of Charlie Lake took part in the girls duathlon. Webster finished 22nd while Shaw took 17th place.The B.C. Summer Games in Nanaimo continue today before reaching their conclusion tomorrow.- Advertisement –last_img

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Deschamps’ World Cup win a triumph for substance over style

first_img0Shares0000France coach Didier Deschamps celebrates winning the World Cup © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 16 – Didier Deschamps’ France side have not always won admirers for their way of playing at this World Cup, but that will not matter to the hundreds of thousands celebrating on the streets back home after their final victory over Croatia.France won 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday, with star men Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe all scoring as they lifted the trophy for the second time in their history. They are the first team to score four times in the final since Pele’s great Brazil side beat Italy 4-1 in Mexico in 1970, and the match was the highest-scoring World Cup final since England’s 4-2 victory against West Germany back in 1966.It was achieved with a brilliantly talented set of players, embodied by 19-year-old Mbappe, not even born when France last won it in 1998 and now the youngest player to score in a World Cup final since Pele in 1958.He had already lit up this tournament with his electric performance against Argentina, scoring twice in his side’s 4-3 win in Kazan in the last 16.Didier Deschamps won the World Cup as a player in 1998 (left) and as a coach in 2018 © AFP / Patrick HERTZOG, Franck FIFEHowever, these two high-scoring encounters do not provide an accurate picture of the way Deschamps’ team have played in this competition.In their five other games they scored a total of six goals, including two Griezmann penalties and one own goal. They were also involved in the only goalless draw of the tournament, against Denmark in their last group outing.Against Croatia, Griezmann’s penalty that gave them a 2-1 lead in the 38th minute came from their first shot on goal of the game, with their opener a Mario Mandzukic own goal. France finished with just 39 percent of the possession.With a shrug, Deschamps asked after the game: “Are France beautiful champions? Well, we are world champions and will be on top of the world for four years.”– Constant progress –Deschamps has regularly been criticised throughout this competition, and throughout his six-year reign in charge, for his style of football. Yet this win follows the near miss of Euro 2016, when as hosts they lost in extra time to Portugal in Paris.Deschamps became France’s longest-serving coach during this tournament, and the progress has been constant since he took charge in 2012 and took the team to the quarter-finals at the 2014 World Cup, losing to eventual winners Germany.This time, while the Germans went out in the group stage, France went all the way.Deschamps has always been a winner, going back to his playing days when he captained France to glory at the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 and won the Champions League with Marseille and Juventus.He is now only the third man in history to win the World Cup as both a player and coach after Brazil’s Mario Zagallo and German Franz Beckenbauer.“I have never seen or experienced a World Cup like this one. There was a levelling off towards the top, and the so-called smaller teams came in so well prepared physically,” he said as he defended his reactionary style.“They hurt the countries who I always remember as being the strongest. The teams who had most control in terms of possession were practically all punished by quick attacks.“In football if you know how to defend well, you can be sure that you will get at least two or three chances on the counter-attack or from set-pieces.”He added: “Against Denmark we were not very nice to watch. That would not have been enough had we kept playing like that, but we managed to keep raising our game.”Had France fallen short in Russia, there would have been a growing clamour for the French Football Federation to approach Zinedine Zidane, a free agent since leaving Real Madrid.But now Deschamps will surely stay in the job as long as he wants it, with his contract running until 2020.“The plan is that I stay so I am going to stay,” he told French radio station RTL.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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PRINGLE CALLS FOR FURTHER INCLUSION IN RURAL HACKNEY SERVICE

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has expressed concerns regarding the recent proposal for a rural hackney service, insisting that existing hackney licence holders should be allowed to apply or tender for it to work efficiently.The Donegal TD raised the matter with Minister of State for Transport Alan Kelly.Deputy Pringle said “The recent proposal for a rural hackney service, from the limited media reports I have seen, I understand it is to be introduced by December and will be administered through the rural transport companies and I believe there will be restrictions on the areas in which the hackneys can operate. “However, I have serious concerns because many hackney drivers operate in the rural part of County Donegal where I live. Even though Killybegs has a population of 1,200 or 1,300 about eight or nine hackneys operate there every weekend. I can see the thought behind introducing this system through the rural transport companies, but existing hackney licence holders should be allowed to apply or tender and then it should be administered through the transport companies, but this current proposal would introduce a third layer of taxis.”The Killybegs-based politician said that with taxi-plate holders, the hackneys and now these new rural hackneys, there will be major problems with the policing and regulation of it.“A person getting this new hackney licence might be restricted to operating within a five-mile radius of a small village in County Donegal, however, nothing will prevent him or her from going to operate in the nearest town. We know there will be no regulation because there are a very limited number of enforcement officers nationwide.“For a country of this size there is no way it will be possible to enforce regulation in that industry. Existing hackney licence holders should be able to tender with the rural transport companies and the payments can then be arranged with the rural transport companies. Hackney licence holders in rural areas are struggling and barely making a living as things stand,” stated Pringle.  PRINGLE CALLS FOR FURTHER INCLUSION IN RURAL HACKNEY SERVICE was last modified: July 9th, 2013 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:Deputy Thomas Pringlehackneystaxislast_img read more

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COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: MALIN KNOCK OUT CHAMPIONS ST EUNAN’S TO JOIN KILLYBEGS IN LAST FOUR

first_imgMALIN upset the odds to knock 2012 county champions St Eunan’s out of this year’s championship on Saturday.Played in perfect conditions in Buncrana, Ireland’s most northerly GAA club came out on tops in a deserved 3-12 to 2-07 victory.In this evening’s other quarter-final clash in Convoy, Killybegs had a four point margin of victory – 2-11 to 2-07. In Buncrana the game was even for most of the first half as Lee McMonagle netted for the Letterkenny side from the penalty spot to give them an early 1-03 to 0-03 lead.Terence Doherty hit the net for Malin however to take the Inishwoen side into the lead and when Eunan’s Damien McClafferty was sent off for two yellow card offences, the momentum swung northwards.Paul McLaughlin added a second Malin goal to take his side in 2-06 to 1-03 ahead at the break.St Eunan’s knew they were facing an uphill battle just 20 seconds after the re-start when this time Stephen McLaughlin found the net for Malin’s third goal. Sean McVeigh however went up the other end to net for the Letterkenny side and with points from Donnacha Gallagher reduced the deficit to 3-09 to 2-06.Malin however weren’t to be beaten and extended their lead to win 3-12 to 2-07, an eight point victory.The first to congratulate them were the Eunan’s team and management.In Convoy Killybegs led by four points at half-time, 1-07 to 1-03, Hugh McFadden giving the fishermen the goal.A goal apiece followed in the second half but Killybegs retained the margin to win. Elsewhere’s it’s Comhghairdeas Beart. Burt are County Hurling Champions 2013. Final score at O’Donnell Park was Burt 3-13 Setanta 2-14.Setanta can be proud of their fightback in this game, losing out by just two points in the end.County Champs: Burt’s hurlersCOUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: MALIN KNOCK OUT CHAMPIONS ST EUNAN’S TO JOIN KILLYBEGS IN LAST FOUR was last modified: September 14th, 2013 by John2Share 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:BURTKillybegs GAAMalin GAASean MacCumhails GAA notesSETANTASt Eunan’s GAAlast_img read more

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