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first_imgOVER the years, the Stephen and Paul Francis-coached MVP Track Club and the University of Technology (UTech) have dominated action at the Milo Western Relays.However, at last Saturdays staging of the event, both teams had to play second fiddle to the Maurice Wilson-coached G.C. Foster College and Sprintec teams, which both accounted for the majority of wins in individual and relay events.”I was very pleased with the performances of both the college and club teams, and I think we are on target, especially among the college athletes, to do very well for the remainder of the season, although it is still early days. But we do have a very vibrant team that has been very supportive in the form of Dr Joyce Royal, Paul Beckford, Marvin Gayle, Alf Remekie, and other members who have been helping so far,” said Wilson, who is also a senior lecturer at G.C. Foster College and technical leader of Jamaica’s track and field team.In individual events, there were wins for G.C. Foster College’s Ronda Whyte, AndrÈ Clarke, Nascieve Powell, and Sprintec’s Oshane Bailey.RECORD BOOKSWhyte and Clarke, who were members of Jamaica’s team to the World University Games last summer in Gwangju, Korea, wrote their names in the record books.Whyte won the women’s 400 metres hurdles in 58.24 seconds to erase former Edwin Allen High athlete Sherone Pinnock’s 2006 record of 59.30.Clarke, who fractured his right shoulder in practice a few days before the start of his event in Korea and could not participate, won the men’s 400m hurdles in 51.25, erasing the 2014 record of former St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) standout Okeem Williams of 52.34.Bailey captured the men’s 100m in 10.32 seconds, finishing ahead of the G.C. Foster College duo of Colin King (10.33) and Chadic Thorpe (10.48). The other individual success for G.C. Foster College came in the men’s 400m Open as Powell won in 48.22 seconds.Sprintec won the women’s Open 4x400m relay, while G.C. Foster captured the men’s equivalent along with the men’s 4x200m and sprint medley.G.C. Foster College’s 4x400m quartet of Alvin Green, Demish Gayle, Marzell Miller, and Demar Murray won in a record of 3:07.17 to break MVP’s 2008 record of 3:08.01, with Sprintec second in a close 3:07.35 and UTech third in 3:09.71.It was a welcome return to the Milo Western Relays for Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, whose last appearance was with the MVP Track Club. Now representing Sprintec, she teamed up with Verone Chambers, Anastasia LeRoy, and Ristananna Tracey to win the women’s 4x400m in 3:32.47. UTech, with Janieve Russell and Shericka Jackson, were second in 3:33.18, with MVP, led by Stephenie McPherson, third in 3:36.22.G.C. Foster’s other successes came in the women’s sprint medley, which they won in 3:32.31 and the 4x200m Open in 1:23.42.MVP captured both 4x100m relays. In the women’s event, with World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and World 200 metres silver medallist Elaine Thompson, MVP clocked a record 43.31 to beat G.C. Foster College, 43.94.In a very close men’s event, MVP, with Julian Forte and Andrew Fisher, clocked 38.89 and just got the better of Sprintec, which clocked 38.90 seconds.last_img read more

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend FILE – In this March 25, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks’ Derrick Rose stands on the court during a free throw attempt in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a contract with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose. The team is discussing a one-year deal with Rose, said the person who spoke Thursday, July 20, 2017, to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)CLEVELAND — For the moment, the Cavaliers have one content, proven point guard.Free agent Derrick Rose agreed Monday to sign with Cleveland, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Rose, a former NBA MVP who has struggled with knee injuries, will get a one-year contract at the veteran’s minimum of $2.1 million, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the agreement.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Not long after reports surfaced of Rose’s agreement, James posted a message on Twitter with five rose emojis followed by, “Let’s Rock G!!”Rose drew interest from other teams. He met with Cleveland’s front office on Monday, when the team promoted Koby Altman to be its full-time general manger after he served as the interim GM since mid-June.Rose just completed his eighth since being drafted first overall by Chicago in 2008. He was named the league’s MVP in 2011 while with the Bulls. Rose sat out the entire 2012-13 season following knee surgery.Because the Cavaliers are so far over the salary cap, they could only offer Rose a one-year deal. But the possibility of playing alongside James, who can become a free agent next summer, and to contend for a title will offset any financial concerns for Rose.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Jarata, Quitara bag triple PPS Sta. Rosa titles The deal is expected to be finalized and announced Tuesday.Rose played for the New York Knicks last season and averaged 18 points and 4.4 assists. The 28-year-old Rose’s role with the Cavs is still to be determined. He could be used as a backup or even start depending on what the team does with All-Star Kyrie Irving, who recently asked for a trade.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Irving’s demands have complicated things for the defending Eastern Conference champions, who were beaten by Golden State in the Finals. They’ll certainly find interest in Irving, but it may be challenging to find comparable talent in return.That’s where Rose comes in. If healthy, Rose is a dynamic scorer capable of taking over a game, and paired with LeBron James, he could be even more dangerous. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Amsterdam Hospital has reportedly refused to accept an instruction from the Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Regional Democratic Council (RDC).Guyana Times understands that the CEO is unwilling to make the arrangements for an ophthalmologist to operate at the New Amsterdam Hospital.On November 1, 2018, the Region Six RDC took a decision to have an ophthalmologist operate out of the New Amsterdam Hospital after the National Ophthalmology Centre had not done any cataract surgeries for the past threeThe National Ophthalmology Centre at Port Mourant, Berbiceyears.However, when Regional Chairman David Armogan passed down the instruction, he said he was met with resistance.Head of the Regional Health Committee, Zamal Hussain told this publication that the Regional Chairman contacted the CEO by way of telephone.“There is a crisis in the eye care system or the ophthalmology system in Berbice and as such we were trying to assist… the CEO bluntly tells the Chairman this morning (Thursday) that she has to seek the guidance of the Minister,” Hussain related.He reiterated that the region is being managed by an RDC and not Ministers.For more than a year, the RDC has been calling for the National Ophthalmology Centre to be equipped to recommence cataract surgeries.In May last year, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence announced that the Centre will recommence cataract surgeries shortly, but this has not been forthcoming.At the November 2018 sitting of the RDC, the decision was taken to utilise space at the New Amsterdam Hospital to have an ophthalmologist operate.“We as an RDC must overlook the health care system. We are not given the opportunity to implement some of the decisions that we are taking at the Health Committee and to an extent the RDC and as such the system is failing in Region Six. I think the Minister, or the Ministers are in a situation whereby they are trying to grabble the local democracy of Region Six; they are disrespecting the RDC and they are trying to manage the healthcare system with their dictatorship level,” the Regional Health Committee Chairman said.The National Ophthalmology Centre has the capacity to conduct about 10,000 surgeries per year.The $140 million facility at Port Mourant was commissioned in July 2009 and was the first specialised Ophthalmology Centre in the Caribbean. However, there has been no cataract surgeries at the facility since 2015.In its first 10 months of operation, there were 21,074 persons seen at the Centre; 8932 were seen for refractive errors of the eye, 1536 surgeries were done of which 316 were cataract surgeries.last_img read more

first_imgDespite going 12for 12 from the field during a sweep of Oregon and Oregon State last weekend, Mbah a Moute will enter tonight’s game between his No. 2-ranked Bruins and No. 19 USC still lacking full confidence in his jumper. That’s because his scoring last weekend came primarily off layups, dunks and follow-ups. There are mornings UCLA power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute will head to Pauley Pavilion and work on his mid-range jump shot, and things will just click. He’ll make upwards of 70 percent of them, his confidence will grow and he will eagerly await the next game. “That’s the biggest thing with my shot, the confidence,” Mbah a Moute said. “I’m going to continue to work at it so I can get that confidence back, and become a better shooter.” Even with the perfect effort against the Oregon schools, Mbah a Moute is shooting 47.7percent in conference play. That’s a significant drop from his season-long 53.5 shooting percentage. Mbah a Moute said he is working with the coaching staff on an altered shot motion. “I was using a lot of my arms, a lot of motion,” Mbah a Moute said. “Now, I have a quicker shot. I’m just using my wrist.” Pauley update: UCLA chose HOK Sport to prepare preliminary designs for the renovation of Pauley Pavilion. The school is hoping to dedicate a restored Pauley on Oct. 14, 2010, which is the 100th birthday of legendary coach John Wooden. center_img Meanwhile, athletic director Dan Guerrero and senior associate athletic director-external relations, Ross Bjork, are scheduled to visit a number of arenas in the coming week as part of a fact-finding mission for what will be done to Pauley. Getting some Love: Bruins guard Arron Afflalo said he watched some of UCLA signee Kevin Love’s Lake Oswego (Ore.) High’s game at Mater Dei of Santa Ana over the weekend. Love scored 36 points and had 15 rebounds in the upset win, while showing off his superb scoring and passing skills. So what does Afflalo, a junior, think of hanging around UCLA for another year to play with Love and make the Bruins the favorite for the 2008 national title? “It’s not a bad idea. I’ll tell you that,” Afflalo said. “I don’t want to give you the impression that I overly think about it, but it has been thought about. It sounds good to me.” Change in approach? Lorenzo Mata was 0 for 4 from the free-throw line Saturday against Oregon State as he dropped to 27.4 percent on the season. “Maybe we need to let him take technical foul shots,” UCLA point guard Darren Collison said jokingly. “Maybe that’ll be a change.” 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_img1 Ally McCoist Glasgow Rangers have confirmed to the Stock Exchange that manager Ally McCoist has tendered his resignation and is serving 12 months’ notice.McCoist had stayed silent about his future after reports emerged on Friday claiming he had offered to walk away from Ibrox after four years at the helm.But the club have now announced the former Light Blues striker has informed the board of his desire to leave.Rangers chiefs will now hold talks with McCoist to decide whether to keep him on for the remaining period of his contract or to thrash out a settlement.In the meantime, the 52-year-old’s wage, according to the statement released by the club, is increased to £750,000 per year.The statement read: “The company announces that Alastair McCoist, manager of the first team squad, has resigned. His service contract dated December 28, 2010, which was subsequently amended, has a 12-month notice period (“Notice Period”).“The directors will hold discussions with Mr McCoist to seek an amicable solution in the best interests of the company, and expect to be in a position to make a further announcement before the end of the week. During the notice period, Mr McCoist’s salary will increase significantly to GBP750,000 per annum.”McCoist led Rangers in their defeat at Queen of the South on Friday night immediately after the initial reports surfaced, but refused to talk about his future in the wake of it.“I have absolutely no comment on rumours,” he said.“I can’t have any bearing on speculation. I will deal with cold, hard facts. I think you know me well enough that I will give you an opinion on that. But I can’t comment on speculation.”But when he was asked if he believed he would still be the Light Blues boss next season, McCoist – who was famously quoted saying he ”did not do walking away” – said: ”Absolutely. I’m the Rangers manager and that will hopefully be the case for the foreseeable future.”I told the (players before the match) I was the Rangers manager and I would continue to be the Rangers manager.”Sources have claimed that McCoist’s resignation offer – which could cost the club up to £1.4million in severance payments – was knocked back by the club’s’ cash-strapped board.Reports in recent weeks have also claimed football board chairman Sandy Easdale and his brother James, a PLC director, have been behind attempts to axe the manager.Both were at Palmerston to watch McCoist’s side lose for the third time in the Scottish Championship this season.The club reported £8.3million losses last month and need to raise a similar amount before the end of the financial year if they are to stay afloat.Billionaire Newcastle owner Mike Ashley – who holds a nine per cent stake in the Ibrox club – could yet have the final say on whether McCoist keeps his job.McCoist took over at Rangers in 2011 and has been at the helm throughout their financial meltdown and subsequent attempts to return to the top – a bid which has stalled this season with Hearts running away with the Championship title.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has hailed the impact of Mauricio Pochettino at the club and is confident Spurs have what it takes to end their want for a top four finish this season.The team has fallen short of the club’s goal of Champions League football over the past number of seasons, with their run to the 2010/11 quarter-finals under Harry Redknapp – where they lost to Real Madrid – their most recent spell at Europe’s top table.The seasons since have represented a series of near misses – including a fourth place Spurs missing out to sixth place Chelsea following the Blues’ shock Champions League final win in the 2011/12 campaign.But ex-USA international Friedel insists a new-look Tottenham side, currently fifth after Sunday’s 1-1  draw at derby rivals Arsenal stretched their unbeaten run to 11 Premier League games, have a ‘great opportunity’ this year with defending champions Chelsea ‘well off the pace’.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Spurs, Liverpool and Aston Villa glovesman said: “I tip Tottenham to get into the top four this season, and that’s not because of my allegiance to them, I really believe in what Mauricio Pochettino is doing there.“Mauricio Pochettino has done as wonderful job with instilling his philosophy and style of play with this Tottenham team.“It’s high energy and they’ve got a very fit group of players, and the players Pochettino has kept have bought into his system. They believe in it.“It’s not an easy system to play in, I can tell you from personal experience that it’s not easy training every day.“It’s very enjoyable but it’s physically demanding and you have to stay on top of everything, your physical fitness and mentality, but he’s done a very good job and long may it continue.“I don’t think anyone envisioned the problems Chelsea have had this season, but they’re well off the pace and there’s a great opportunity for Tottenham to get into the top four this season.”last_img read more

first_imgTraining for the new season begins on Saturday 7th September in Loreto Secondary School gym for registered players.Details of exact training times for each group will be posted on Blaze Basketball’s Facebook page and on the website www.blazebasketball.ie shortly.There will be further limited registration for the groups which have not yet reached their quota. Under 12 boys and girls groups are already full but if interested players can be put on a waiting list until a vacant place becomes available.Registration is €40 and players need to attend with their parent/guardian to complete formalities. Registration will be restricted to Saturday 7th Sept. BASKETBALL – NEWS SEASON BEGINS FOR BLAZE BC was last modified: August 26th, 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:Blaze Basketball Clublast_img read more

first_imgThe 27th MS READaTHON is approaching and schools in County Donegal are encouraged to sign up for a month of reading to directly support people with multiple sclerosis locally.MS Ireland have said a big ‘thank you’ to the young MS READaTHONers, teachers and principals in 24 schools across Donegal who helped raise funds for vital local services last year.An estimated 8,000 people have MS in Ireland, with thousands more family members affected. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease and is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults in Ireland. MS READaTHON school ambassadors, local people living with MS, will visit schools as part of the campaign to help students understand more about the condition.MS READaTHON is the key annual fundraising campaign of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland, the services, information and research organisation supporting people affected by MS. MS Ireland is saying a big ‘thank-you’ to 24 schools in County Donegal who participated last year. The students joined more than 14,500 young readers across Ireland in the MS READaTHON to raise funds for vital local services.Schools around the country will be contacted by MS Ireland from the beginning of September, with information brochures and entry forms to sign up for MS READaTHON 2014. The 27th MS READaTHON reading month will take place for one month from October 10th to November 10th 2014.Please visit www.msreadathon.ie to find out more, check out reading lists, book reviews, competitions and content from Irish authors. Irish authors including Cecilia Ahern, Sarah Webb, Eoin Colfer, Derek Landy, Oisin McGann, Nicola Pierce, Marita Conlon McKenna and Darren Shan support each year with tips and advice for young readers and budding writers. Paul Dietrich, MS READaTHON manager commented: “The longest running sponsored schools reading campaign is coming around again and we want to say a big thank you to the students that took part last year and their families, teachers and principals. Funds raised by these young readers directly benefit people with multiple sclerosis locally, enabling one-to-one support for those newly diagnosed or struggling with their MS; physiotherapy and exercise classes to help stay independent; and respite to help the person recharge and to give their family a break from providing around the clock care. The other great part of MS READaTHON is that it’s an opportunity for children to immerse themselves in reading, finding great authors and stories and improving their literacy skills at the same time.”To help young readers in County Donegal to get their reading lists ready, here are some of MS READaTHON’s favourite books:For 5-8 year olds: The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss; Mad Grandad and the Mutant River by Oisin McGann; The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton; The Legend of Captain of Captain Crow’s Teeth by Eoin Colfer; The Minpins by Roald Dahl; The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey; The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo; Famous Five series by Enid Blyton; Horrid Henry’s Sleepover by Jacqueline Wilson; My Naughty Little Sister Collection by Dorothy Edwards; The Sheep-pig by Dick King-Smith; The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle; Judy Moody by Megan McDonald; Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire by Andy Stanton; A Cat Called Penguin by Holly Webb; Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren.For 8-11 year olds: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne; Gangsta Granny by David Walliams; Armageddon Outta here by Derek Landy; Hagwitch by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (CBI Book of the Year Award 2014 winner); The Famine Trilogy by Marita Conlon McKenna; Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney; Wonder by RJ Palacio; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling; Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy; The BFG by Roald Dahl; Charlotte’s Web by EB White; The Butterfly Heart by Paula Leyden; St Clare’s by Enid Blyton; Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson.11 plus and teenagers: Ask Amy Green series by Sarah Webb; Skellig by David Almond; The Real Rebecca by Anna Carey; Divergent by Veronica Roth; The Fault in Our Stars by John Green; Looking for Alaska by John Green; The Gone Series by Michael Grant; Brilliant by Roddy Doyle; Sweet Honey by Cathy Cassidy; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; The Outsiders by SE Hinton; The weight of Water by Sarah Crossan; A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle; Northern Lights by Philip Pullman; Zom-B by Darren Shan; The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman; The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Must-read children’s classics include: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; The Railway Children by E Nesbit; The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame; and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.For participating schools around the country, the 27th MS READaTHON will provide:· Individual gift or certificate for each reader· School and Library awards · 10 per cent of the money raised goes back into much needed resources for each participating school· The “Great Teacher Holiday draw”DONEGAL SCHOOLS URGED TO SIGN UP FOR MS READaTHON was last modified: August 25th, 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:booksdonegalKidsMS Readathonlast_img read more

first_img1 Darren Ferguson has resigned as manager of Sky Bet League One side Doncaster Rovers.The 46-year-old Scot announced his decision in a statement released by the League Managers Association, with the club yet to make any comment.The statement read: “Following recent discussions and meetings with the board I have decided to resign from my position as manager of Doncaster Rovers Football Club.“I’m disappointed to have made this decision as I have enjoyed my time at the club and was looking forward to the new season, but I felt I had no alternative.“I would like to thank the board for the opportunity and I am grateful to the players, staff and fans for their support. I wish the club all the best in the future.”last_img read more

first_imgDonegal is wakening up this morning after a night of severe storms which caused major damage across the county.Flooding in Oldtown, Letterkenny. Pic Scott Duncan for Donegal DailyNobody was hurt but there was extensive flooding, trees were ripped up, tiles were ripped off roofs and some structural damage was caused to buildings.At one stage more than 12,000 homes across the county were plunged into darkness due to power outages. ESB restored power to 5,000 homes – and will reconnect the remaining 7,200 homes before lunchtime today with Creeslough the worst affected area.One driver cheated serious injury when a large tree fell across the bonnet of his car on the Milford to Kilmacrennan Road.Donal O’Searcaigh had a lucky escape in another incident at the Blue Banks, Kilmacrennan.“A tree fell in front of me, about fifteen to twenty feet in front of the car. I took evasive action but still hit it and went over it,” he said. “It caused damage to the car, but I was lucky.”There were reports of mobile homes being blown away in Bundoran while large stretches of road in Fanad and Manor were flooded.One of the highest wind speeds was recorded on Aranmore Island which hit more than 130kph.The flight from Dublin to Carrickfin Airport had to turn back because of dangerous landing conditions.Many charity events across the county were cancelled as people were advised not to travel unless it was necessary. And with more strong winds and even snow forecast for later today, it appears that the mild weather of recent weeks is well and truly gone.There is ice on many roads this morning – motorists should drive with care.There have been some passing snow showers too – but it has melted at lower levels.DONEGAL WAKES UP AFTER STORM WREAKS HAVOC ACROSS COUNTY was last modified: December 19th, 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:damagedonegalFanadfloodsletterkennysnowstormwindslast_img read more