With next month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships overlapping with the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs), general secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, admits there are challenges, but is confident of putting together a strong team of athletes and officials in particular.The JAAA’s selection committee will meet shortly to select a team to represent Jamaica at the March 17-19 event, which takes place in Portland, USA, but with the interest-hogging ‘Champs’ taking place inside the National Stadium from March 15-19, filling the coaching and management positions on the delegation might provide some headaches for the administration.COACH AVAILABILITYGayle noted that most of the island’s top coaches and management representatives are deeply involved with high-school teams, which will be competing at Champs and are unlikely to be available for the World Indoor Championships.”Naturally, for sure, it (Jamaica’s World Indoor Championships selections) will be affected. Management personnel, for instance, is the first thing that comes to mind,” Gayle told The Gleaner yesterday.”Most of our renowned coaches are also very instrumental and involved with their alma mater, and you look at the press focus on Boys and Girls’ Champs, which is a major event on our calendar.”We have already started some work in looking at what could be a likely combination and try and get the best fit for the national team. Champs does come in at a crucial point, and I would use the world carefully, but it does clash with the World Indoors and provides some challenges,” Gayle admitted.He is, however, confident that the JAAA will be able to put together a strong support staff for the athletes travelling to represent the country in Portland.”We are confident that our discussions with local and international coaches will be positive, and we will be able to send a competent and experienced team of management to accompany the athletes,” said Gayle.Meanwhile, Gayle is expecting that the selection process will be completed well ahead of the February 29 deadline set by the IAAF, and shared that a number of athletes have already indicated their availability.DEADLINE”It seems close, given that the deadline is just a couple of weeks away, but it is not unusual for many of our elite athletes and their coaches to still be deciding whether or not they will be participating at the World Indoors at this point,” Gayle said. “What we know for sure is that we will have the best available team to go out and compete and represent Jamaica at the World Indoor Championships.”We have received indications from a number of athletes, but we can’t give any names at this moment; just to say that it’s not unusual that some of our most elite athletes and their coaches will be weighing the pros and cons, even at this point, especially in an Olympic year,” he added.Jamaica won five medals – one gold, two silver and two bronze – at the last IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot in 2014.
Adamson University head coach Air Padda could only shake her head and admit defeat when Cherry Rondina singlehandedly carried University of Santo Tomas over the Lady Falcons in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Ravena vows no letup for playoff-bound NLEX Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:34Monsey stabbing witness says he ‘threw coffee table’ at suspect00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Rondina was an unstoppable force leading the Golden Tigresses in a three-set win, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Padda said Adamson had futile resistance to at least slow down Rondina, who unleashed 22 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We didn’t fight against her, my players totally bowed down,” said Padda as Adamson (2-2) slipped into a tie with UST, Ateneo, and Far Eastern University for the third seed in the tournament.“They were scared on defense, we couldn’t stop Rondina at the net, we made way too many errors and it just caused not to play like we normally do.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The closest a Lady Falcon got to the production of Rondina was captain Jema Galanza who only had 10 points but that out was still three points less than what UST’s second-highest scorer Dimdim Pacres had.Adamson’s 25 errors were the same as UST but the number that truly defined the match were the Golden Tigresses’ advantage in spikes, 39-21, and service aces, 12-3.And the Lady Falcons’ 21 scoring spikes were just four more than what Rondina had for herself alone in the match.“Cherry is capable of taking a whole set, I was looking if her teammates would step up and they did,” said Padda. “The girls were intimidated, this is probably the biggest crowd we’ve played in and UST brings a lot of fans.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Madame Dayo Benjamin (2nd from left): “Women are not interested in taking away men’s positions but need equal seats at the table to… work side by side in decision-making.”SHEROES discuss challenges, opportunities in female leadershipDay two of the three-day International SHEROES Forum highlighted women leadership from diverse sectors, discussing the opportunities and challenges for female executives as they trace their own personal journeys and reflect on the systemic challenges and enabling factors that have brought them where they are and how together they can move forward to continue on the progress on gender equality.Madam Dayo Benjamin of Nigeria said women are not interested in taking away men’s positions but need equal seats at the table to enable them to discuss issues and work side by side in decision-making. “Women are born leaders who add value and can impact the lives of people they lead,” she told the forum.Madam Benjamin said women must be allowed to lead by excellence and not by the agenda, for the world to move together it requires partnership with men. She said the ability of women being able to come together under one roof to discuss entrepreneurship is about discussing the power to turn tragedy into the economy.Madam Benjamin urged women to be determined, strong and push hard to enable them to understand that they are capable to take leadership.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lonestar Cell MTN, Uche OfodileThe first female Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lonestar Cell MTN, Uche Ofodile, said her leadership journey started 15 years ago when she was not even sure of what she wanted to do, though she was involved in marketing.She said her dream came alive when her father asked her what she wanted to do with her life and insisted that she write her future dream to him in a letter. This she did, stating that her goal was to become a chief marketing officer.Madam Ofodile said, “My Dad helped me understand that I had a goal that I needed to achieve and I beat that goal. And I continued to do marketing until I went to Ghana, Nigeria and now I am in Liberia.”She said if women are to achieve their goals, then they need to be strong and brave to chase their dreams, adding that before becoming a CEO, she chased her dream from Nigeria to Ghana and later achieved the CEO position in Liberia.“Your dream will take you to different places and you must have to be open to that journey, be brave and have people around you that will give you good advice and ask you the right questions,” she said.Col. Geraldine Janet George, Deputy Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of LiberiaCol. Geraldine Janet George, the first female Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia, said working in a male-dominated organization is a serious challenge for women because females have to stand their ground in order to become leaders.Col. George said the army is not an easy place for men, and that much more for women who have been downplayed because of culture and gender issues that have held them back for so long.“To become the second person in charge of the Armed Forces of Liberia was not an easy thing. But I was persistent, did not look down upon myself and went with a mind that I can even do it better than men to push myself forward,” she said.“There came a time I got tired of everything and wanted to leave but I encouraged myself because that could have been a mockery to females,” Col. George said.She said her quest to join the army came during the 14 years of civil unrest in Liberia when she went to look for food in Brewerville and watched a ten-year-old child being raped in her presence.She said the misfortune of that child changed her dream from being a pilot to the security sector, to protect the rights of girls and make a difference.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
They travelled to Fairview on Saturday to face the Bruins and headed home with a 6-1 win. All six Flyer goals were scored by different players showing the team’s depth heading into the regular season. Sean Gjernes played a strong game in goal for the Flyers. Gjernes was just three minutes away from a shutout when Fairview was able to score its only goal.- Advertisement -Then on Sunday the Flyers headed to Grande Prairie, but lost that game 6-4. The Flyers managed to score first in the game on a goal by Thomas Webster, but Grande Prairie rallied for two quick goals to take a 2-1 lead heading into the second.Grande Prairie managed to stay ahead 4-3 heading into the third period. The Flyers were able to tie the game 4-4 just under ten minutes into that period on a goal by Trystan Baxter, but Grande Prairie answered back just three minutes later to take a 5-4 lead.They would not relinquish the lead from that point on. Grande Prairie added an empty net goal to make the 6-4 final. Lane Delfs tended goal for the Flyers stopping 30 shots.Next up for the Flyers is a tournament in Quesnel next weekend.Advertisement The Knights of Columbus Bantam Tier 2 Flyers were 1-1 during preseason action over the weekend.
Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has called Saido Berahino refusal to play for West Brom ‘ridiculous’ after the club denied him a dream move to Spurs this summer.Having chased the 22-year-old all summer, the north London club attempted to land Berahino with two deadline day offers, but they – along with two bids earlier in the transfer window – were turned down by the stubborn Baggies.Chairman Jeremy Peace slammed Tottenham’s ‘antics’ in the pursuit, saying the offers ‘failed to reflect Saido’s true value’ and were ‘designed to get him out of our club cheaply.’An aggrieved Berahino, who handed in a transfer request last week, insisted he would not play for the club again with Peace in charge, but Redknapp has called for the youngster to get back on the pitch and win the Baggies fans over following the summer saga.“It’s ridiculous,” the former boss told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “He’s got to get on now and go back and play and win the West Brom fans over. 1 Berahino vented his anger on Twitter…“People do forget. Wayne Rooney asked for a transfer from Manchester United about four or five years ago…Berahino would not be the first person to ever want leave a club and then play and win the fans over again.“He’s got to get out and play, start scoring some goals and doing what he’s paid to do at West Brom. If a move comes up at the next window and it suits everybody, then great, but he’s got to work hard now and play well to get the fans back on side.”
Castlefinn Community News:Whist: 17/12/2014Ladies. 1st Collette Carlin, Castlefinn 2nd Brigid Edwards, Castlefinn. Gents. 1st David O Donnell, Letterkenny 2nd Joe Corry, CastledergSnowball:Snowball next week is 50 euro for 188 or more.Everyone Welcome on Wednesday@ 8.30pm to st marys hall Castlefinn. Big Whist Drive in Castlederg on Friday the 30th of January at 8pm, score cards 10 euro including supper. All Donations gratefully accepted8Parent and Toddler GroupThe Parent and toddler group returns on Tuesday the 20th of January. New members are always welcome.Slim R UsSlim R Us fitness classes are on at the CPI on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. Contact Tilly on 086 2490095 for more information on how to join Castlefinn Running:Castefinn running has now started a new walking/running group for absolute beginners. This group will be walking, light running and light circuits + core, it will run at the CPI Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays @6.30pm. all levels of fitness catered for. Males and females over 16 years welcome.Castlefinn Walking:The walking group returns this wednesday the 14th of January at 10.30 a.m. with a new walking programme, and will run every Wednesday. The programme has been developed and will be delivered by a fully qualified FitWalk Ireland tutor, and will incorporate different challenges and a different route each week. The programme is suitable for all fitness levels and abilities; regardless of whether you walk regularly or not. Come along and join a walking group that will provide the enthusiasm and motivation to help you achieve your personal goals, and ensure your walking workout is enjoyable and worth while!ASISTAn Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop will be held in the CPI Castlefinn. This is a two day skills building workshop in suicide prevention. The course will run on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th January 2015 from 9.30 am to 4.30pm each day. If interested contact the CPI on 074-9143976DD LOCAL: SLIM R US FITNESS CLASSES EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AT THE CPI CENTRE was last modified: January 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:castlefinClassesCPIDD LocalFeaturesfitnessNotices
Mark English has finished second in the 800m at the New York Diamond League in a season’s best of 1.45.03.The race was won by current 800m Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha of Kenya in 1.44.63.USA’s Duane Solomon, who was fourth in the London Olympics, was third in 1.45.13. This time places the Letterkenny man man fourth in the European rankings list and it is his third fastest run of all time.ENGLISH FINISHES SECOND IN NEW YORK WITH SUPERB RUN was last modified: June 15th, 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:donegalmark englishnew yorkSEASON BEST
Salah is the continent’s star at the moment (Photo by Agency)1- Andre Onana (Ajax Amsterdam): This Indomitable Lion is the latest from a long queue of shot stopping custodians to make their mark on the global game.Just like twice former African footballer of the year Thomas Nkono, Joseph Antoine Bell and Carlos Idriss Kameni, Onana is making waves as Ajax Amsterdam chase the Dutch Eredivisie and UEFA Champions League titles.For how long is Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf going to choose Oestende keeper Fabrice Ondoa ahead of Onana?2- Youcef Atal (Nice): More experienced rivals such as Tottenham Hotspur right back Serge Aurier are being put in the shade by this little known Algerian.Nice boss Patrick Vieira deserves plaudits for unearthing this gem. Atal is already a multiple goal scorer for Nice where his impact is being felt at both sides of the pitch as Nice ascend the French Ligue One table.3- Khalidou Koulibaly (Napoli): Senegal star defender Koulibaly is one of the world’s premier central defenders.His impressive defensive credentials at Napoli has seen the club president reject a £100m offer from Manchester United for his services.In addition to speed, aerial prowess and strength in the tackle, Koulibaly is also adept at initiating counterattacks because he is very comfortable driving through crowded midfields with the ball at his feet.4- Sol Bamba (Cardiff City): Paris born Ivorian defender Bamba is the living example of the adage, ‘age is just a number’.Even at the advancing age of 33, he is not only a mainstay for Cardiff City, he is the Bluebirds skipper.Bamba’s single minded defending was best exemplified by a crunching, match turning tackle that prevented James Maddison from netting a spilled penalty in the Bluebirds’1-0 victory over Leicester City.5- Salif Sane (Schalke 04): Lions of Terranga powerhouse Sane is widely recognised as one of the Bundesliga’s top central defenders.This towering Senegalese World Cup defender has been instrumental in Schalke’s march into the Champions League knock out rounds.Sane has also chipped in with a couple of headed goals as Domenico Todesco’s side recovered from a nightmare start to the Bundesliga season.6- Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid): Black Stars all-rounder Partey has forced his way into a highly competitive Atletico Madrid side courtesy of his ability to play a number of positions.This nominee for the BBC African footballer of the year award can play a number two, holding midfielder or offensive midfielder.But I am deploying him in a defensive role to accommodate more creative attacking midfielders.7- Nicolas Pepe (Lille Metropole): Dribbling wizard Pepe is perhaps the revelation of the season in French Ligue One where his direct running and ability to whizz past opponents has attracted the interest of Europe’s elite clubs including Arsenal.Pepe’s goal involvement (12 scored and 7 assists) makes him a much sought after talent.8- Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam): Morocco playmaker Ziyech is very much the directing intelligence for an Ajax Amsterdam side hot on the heels of PSV Eindhoven in the race for this season’s Eredivisie title.If you recall well, Ziyech is the same star whose play-making skills saw Herve Renard’s Atlas Lions better Portugal for possession and push Spain to the precipice of exiting the World Cup.9- Mohammed Salah (Liverpool): Reigning Professional Footballers Association (PFA), Football Writers Association (FWA) and African footballer of the year Mo Salah is the continent’s top star at the minute.His 44 Premier League goals and a dozen more in other competitions has raised the bar for the continent’s footballers. Aspiring African footballers have an excellent role model to look up to.10- Sadio Mane (Senegal): Liverpool forward Mane is the third Lions of Terranga player to feature in my line up.As part of a fabled front three, Mane is primed to help the Kop to their first Premier League title in almost three decades.With a bit of luck, he could even join Didier Drogba, Samuel Kuffour and Samuel Etoo as part of a small elite of African players to win the Champions League.11- Ismaila Sarr (Rennes): After impressing for Aliou Cisse’s Senegal at the World Cup, young winger Sarr has taken his game to a new level.Blessed with pace to burn and a sharp shooter’s eye for goal, Sarr is French Ligue One’s most fouled player. He has also helped the side to qualify for the UEFA Europa League knock out rounds.Honourable mentions go to Mamelodi Sundowns’ Ugandan keeper Denis Onyango, Strasbourg’s South African forward Leno Mothiba, Manchester City’s Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez and Videoton’s Cape Verde left back Stopira Tevares.Comments Tags: top
The Annual IFA County Executive Dinner took place at the Clanree Hotel last week.With a speech from Donegal IFA Chairman Michael Chance, the dinner marked the end to a busy year for Donegal IFA.Since the flooding in Inishowen in August, the Donegal IFA have been working tirelessly with farmers who have had their livelihoods destroyed. At a special meeting in September, details were given of the Flood Damage Relief Measure, with the Donegal IFA being in direct contact with Minister Michael Creed. The Donegal IFA also organised for fodder to be delivered to farms in need following the flood. More recently, the IFA has set up an Emergency Fodder Initiative, in which counties have been twinned on a basis of who can contribute feed and who is in the direst need.The national branch of the IFA has recently shared big news, with Nigel Renaghan being elected IFA Ulster/North Leinster Regional Chairman. He succeeds Bert Stewart and will take up office at the 2018 AGM on Tuesday, Jan 18th.He won the election by 1,111 to 787 in the contest with Cavan IFA Chairman James Speares. In Donegal, Renaghan secured 248 votes, with Speares securing 111.Michael Chance, IFA Chairman with Davy Keith and his son James at the Annual IFA County Executive Dinner in the Clanree Hotel. Photo Clive WassonAt the Annual IFA County Executive Dinner in the Clanree Hotel are seated Nora Duffy, Helen Burns, Helen Mackey and Deisne Wilson. Back from left are Brian Duffy, Francis Burns, Robin Mackey and Charlie Wilson. Photo Clive WassonAt the Annual IFA County Executive Dinner in the Clanree Hotel are from left Elma McClean, Frank McClean, Mable Russell, David Russell, Charlie Doherty and Christine Doherty. Photo Clive WassonDonegal IFA Chairman Michael Chance speaking at the Annual IFA County Executive Dinner in the Clanree Hotel. Photo Clive WassonAt the Annual IFA County Executive Dinner in the Clanree Hotel are seated Marie Monigle, Maeve McLaughlin and Mary McMenamin. Back from left Geraldine Quinn, Seamus Quinn, Paddy McLaughlin, William Mongile, Breid McLauhglin, Brendan McLaughlin, and Tom McMenamin. Photo Clive WassonBrian Duffy, Kate Chance, Nora Duffy and Michael Chance at the Annual IFA County Executive Dinner in the Clanree Hotel. Photo Clive WassonPicture Special: Irish Farmers’ Association Executive Dinner was last modified: December 30th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalIFAirish farmers associationpicture special
(Visited 48 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Complex behaviors showing foresight and planning are adding to a long list of contradictions to evolutionary explanations about “brute” ancestors.Caveman recycling plan: Studies in an Israel cave supposedly dating 1.3 million years old show its inhabitants making sustainable use of its resources, recycling like moderns do. The story on PhysOrg begins, “If you thought recycling was just a modern phenomenon championed by environmentalists and concerned urbanites—think again.” If these presumed evolutionary ancestors had this much mental power for planning, what stopped them from planting farms and building ox-drawn carts for another 1.25 million years? Worse, the modern behavior could potentially be older in the evolutionary timeline: “Recycling was widespread not only among early humans but among our evolutionary predecessors such as Homo erectus, Neanderthals and other species of hominids that have not yet even been named,” one of the researchers said.Hand over the toothpicks, please: The Dmanisi skulls show evidence the Homo erectus denizens of the cave used toothpicks, a paper in PNAS reported. The skeletons are thought to be 1.77 million years old in the evolutionary timeline. Apparently these people were wise enough to engage in dental hygiene. “Dmanisi further provides the first clear evidence for toothpick-induced local periodontitis,” the summary says. “This study illustrates how excessive tooth wear leads to dentognathic pathology and complete tooth loss, which was evidently compensated for by culturally mediated food processing.” The BBC News coverage includes photos of the wear marks on the teeth. “‘It shows once more how complicated the story of human evolution is,’ Prof Lordkipanidze, co-author of the work, told BBC News.”The yelp theory of music: To show that evolutionists only have just-so stories to explain “Why humans are musical,” Science Daily begins, “Why don’t apes have musical talent, while humans, parrots, small birds, elephants, whales, and bats do?” After a series of hmms and hahs, the article discusses dopamine as a feel-good molecule that might be implicated, postulating, “it may as well have been rewarding for the brain in relative safety, resulting in activities such as hand- clapping, foot-stamping and yelping around the campfire.” Evolutionists have yet to find birds, elephants, whales, or bats building musical instruments, let alone concert halls, let alone clapping their flippers or wings over a complex contrapuntal symphony utilizing four-part harmony and multiple skilled musicians playing in an orchestra or choir, reading music, even though they had more time to evolve than humans supposedly did. This criticism applies also to the view of Jay Schulkin, who proposed in a new book that music allowed humans to practice living with uncertainties—a behavior that was rewarded with oxytocin and dopamine in the brain (see book review on New Scientist). If this were a law of nature, it should have made musicians of all primates.Language evolution theory #1,523: PhysOrg tried again to ask, “Why is language unique to humans?” It must be remembered that while animal signaling is widespread in nature, true abstract thought with syntax and semantics is a unique human trait. Researchers from Durham University could only conclude that it is rare to get all the requirements together in one species; that’s why it’s unique to humans. “”The scientists argue that these constraints can only be bypassed if individuals have the sufficient socio-cognitive capacity to engage in ostensive communication,” they concluded. “Humans, but probably no other species, have this ability. This may explain why language, which is massively combinatorial, is such an extreme exception to nature’s general trend.” This implies there is no evolutionary explanation.Why do we pay attention to these fibbers? Darwin was right about one thing: “the descent of man,” down lower and lower into stupidity as time goes on. Adam could teach these DODO heads a thing or two.