first_imgIn the future, overseas coaches may be in Jamaica to lift 800-metre running in the island. That’s the renewed promise from Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA). The intention arose in an interview early this month.Though there were earlier hopes of learning from distance giant Kenya, Dr Blake said, “The programme of partnering with countries which are strong in the 800 is still in the mind of the JAAA.”Help may not come from Kenya, home of brilliant middle-distance runners like David Rudisha and Asbel Kiprop. Alluding to allegations of corruption and drug violations faced by Kenyan track and field currently, the JAAA president said, “The leadership of that federation is really in a spot of trouble, to put it mildly.”In the meantime, help may come from other nations.”We’re going to be looking at other countries to partner with,” he said.Since the days when Arthur Wint and George Kerr won Olympic medals, Jamaica has only produced one Olympic and/or World Championship finalist in the 800 metres – Kenia Sinclair.Her national record of one minute, 57.88 seconds was set in 2006. Sinclair has been hampered with injuries in recent seasons, but finished in sixth position in both the 2008 Olympic final and the 2011 World Championship final.On the men’s side, Clive Terrelonge won the gold medal at the 1995 World Indoor Championships.While Natoya Goule and Simoya Campbell broke two minutes for the distance last year, 1996 was the last time Jamaica had athletes beating the men’s threshold of one minute, 46 seconds. Both Mario Vernon-Watson and Alex Morgan did it in that Olympic year.The men’s national record has stood to Seymour Newman at one minute, 45.21 seconds since 1977. The national junior record is almost 52 years old and remains at one minute, 46.6 seconds. That was a World Junior record when it was set by Neville Myton in 1964.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Federer ‘no idea’ how long he will go on Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Cavaliers won consecutive games for the first time since a five-game winning streak Dec. 9-17.“For the most part throughout 48 minutes, this is one of the best games we’ve had obviously as of late,” said James, who was 8 of 15 from the field, 8 of 9 from the foul line and had eight rebounds. “Every game is something to build on. I think tonight was another positive note to that.”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 folkThe Cavaliers beat Indiana on Friday following a tension-filled week that included a heated team meeting, starting lineup change and persistent trade rumors. A couple of wins could add some much-needed humor for a team that had 10 lost of 13 before beating the Pacers.“What was it “Major League”, the skipper said we’ve won two games in a row, that’s a winning streak,” Kevin Love after scoring 20 points with 11 rebounds. “That’s what it feels like right now. We’ll take what we can get.” SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READcenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Cleveland Cavaliers’ Isaiah Thomas (3) drives past Detroit Pistons’ Dwight Buycks (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Two-game winning streaks are rarely cause for a celebration. The Cleveland Cavaliers can’t be choosy these days.LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and narrowly missed his second straight triple-double, and Cleveland beat the Detroit Pistons 121-104 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “He lightened the mood just by that put-back dunk,” Love said with a laugh. “That was a very, very athletic play very seldom seen by a player like Channing Frye. When we were at shootaround he said he doesn’t dunk before noon. It will go on the career highlight reel.”UP NEXTThe Pistons and Cavaliers complete their back-to-back set Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “No excuses,” Tolliver said. “If you can’t play back-to-backs, then you can’t be in this league. If you’re out there and you’re playing, you’re going to come out of the game.”James recorded his 63rd career triple-double Friday but also had a career-high 11 turnovers. He had three turnovers in 38 minutes Sunday.Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue expects Dwyane Wade will return for Tuesday’s game in Detroit. The veteran guard was excused from the team following the death of his longtime agent Henry Thomas. He also missed Friday’s game.Pistons guard Avery Bradley was unavailable because of a strained right adductor. He previously missed seven games and aggravated the injury Saturday.Andre Drummond had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit.TIP-INSPistons: Harris went to the bench with his second foul at the four-minute mark of the first quarter and picked up his third midway through the second. …. Tolliver replaced Stanley Johnson at small forward. … Reggie Bullock started in place of Bradley, while Ish Smith replaced Langston Galloway at point guard.Cavaliers: Lue said no decision has been made if Thomas will play in both ends of the team’s back-to-back set against Detroit on Tuesday and Miami on Wednesday. Thomas has yet to play on consecutive nights since returning from his hip injury. … Jeff Green’s cross-court pass in the fourth pass went directly to Van Gundy in front of Detroit’s bench.BRINGING A SPARKChanning Frye had seven points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes. He also had a put-back dunk and a reverse layup, both causing his teammates to jump around on the bench. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kyle Korver’s 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter broke a 95-all tie. James added two free throws and a three-point play, and J.R. Smith hit a pair of 3-pointers as Cleveland pulled away. Smith, with his second strong game in a row, had 15 points.Detroit has lost eight straight, the longest current stretch in the league. Tobias Harris and Anthony Tolliver each scored 20 points for the Pistons, who continued to struggle despite several changes in the starting lineup by coach Stan Van Gundy.“A loss is a loss,” Van Gundy said. “We fought hard, but in the last eight minutes we slowed down. We haven’t found a starting lineup that can hold their own. We’re just getting pummeled by good teams.”Cleveland led by 10 points in the first quarter, but its inconsistent play surfaced again. Tolliver, added to Detroit’s starting lineup, hit five 3-pointers in the half. The Pistons led 61-58 at halftime.Isaiah Thomas, who had 14 points, sparked a 10-0 run late in the third quarter that erased an 85-80 deficit with a free throw and two drives to the basket. The Pistons regained the lead but faded down the stretch after playing Saturday against Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,There is something seriously and fundamentally wrong with the accounting and financial management systems of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown (M&CC), and it needs to be urgently and comprehensively addressed before the municipality is destroyed.Even though it is clear that the elected Council is not in charge, as it should be; but rather just the Mayor, Finance Chairman, the Town Clerk, and a few other powerful Councillors, all will have to take the blame when the day of reckoning comes.Almost every conceivable municipal fee has been jacked up, including a special fee which is being applied to both commercial and industrial waste, either solid or liquid; barbers and hairdressers’ licences; property rates (increased by 10 percent), certificate of compliance fees (increased by a whopping 750 %), the illegal container fee is to be increased, market stall rents have spiralled upwards, and in spite of all of this revenue increase, the city is more broke than ever.All of this is because council maintains a massive and highly paid staff of over 800 employees, while at the same time retaining a huge cadre of extremely well-paid contractors.Then there is the scandal of the council deducting National Insurance Scheme, Guyana Revenue Authority and Credit Union contributions from employees’ salaries but not paying these monies over to those entities, which is clearly a violation of the laws of Guyana. Should SOCU and SARA not be called in?The Auditor General’s Office has been unable to audit the books for years, because of the disappearance of records, yet it is well known that the council is in a perpetual state of financial crisis, with no proper accountability or transparency for the billions of dollars it received and spent over the last three years.The members of the Council’s Finance Committee seem to be operating in an ivory tower, approving massive expenditure for items that have not been tendered for or undergone competitive bidding, and without contracts being presented to full Council for examination and approval.Then there is the big scam involving many persons who were granted amnesty, reductions or waivers on interest on rates and taxes owed to the council, but without the requisite approval being given.Almost every citizen of our capital is aware that the City Council is being mismanaged. Flooding of our city is becoming a norm, due to the drains and canals not being cleaned, with some not being cleaned for years. Most of the municipality’s buildings are falling, including the main City Hall building, the city abattoir, and all of the markets. But who will bell the cat?There must be a forensic audit of the Council done now, before everything collapses and disappears. Sincerely,Mark Roopanlast_img read more

first_imgTake full control of the development of renewable energy (RE) in the Region. Include the general populace in the dialogue and processes that will lead to the further development of the sector. Make RE projects bankable.Delegates at the forum on MondayThose were some of the key takeaways from the first full day of discussions of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF) VI now underway at the Belize Ocean Club in Placencia, Belize. The Forum is being held under the theme ‘Clean Energy, Good Governance and Regulations.CSEF formally opened on Sunday and discussions began in earnest on Monday morning. Former Prime Minister of Aruba, Michiel Eman, set the tone with his emphasis on the pursuit of clean energy as part of an obligation to protect the “resources we have been blessed with”, as well as a journey that had profound meaning for the quality of life of citizens of the Caribbean.Sharing information and opportunities, Eman said, gave the journey a “deeper” meaning to society. It would engender a sense of commitment and shared responsibilities. He pointed out that the future was based on renewables and the Region had to find new financial opportunities towards fruition.He called on Forum participants to think not only of lowering energy prices, but about how those savings could benefit society and create the environment for prosperity for everyone.Take controlMember of the high-level panel, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago, Nicole Olivierre, drove home the point that the Region had to take full control of its renewable sources of energy. She called for the “sharing and pooling” of resources to growing the renewable energy capacity of the Region and stressed that the Region had to take full control of its own energy supplies. Countries had to find a way to finance the exploitation of their own energy sources, she added.Panel discussions and presentations during the day tackled subjects such as geopolitics, climate change and energy governance; the role of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) in envisioning the acceleration of a clean energy marketing development in the Caribbean Community (Caricom); reducing the implementation deficit; island-appropriate clean energy development, making the Caribbean climate-smart and the clean energy transition in Caricom.On Tuesday, Belize will share its experiences with energy transition. Focus during the day will also continue to be placed on energy governance as well as regulation.Two concurrent technical workshops will be held on Wednesday. They will address utility business models and innovation in rate-making and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) in the energy and transport sectors.The CSEF VI is being co-hosted by the Caricom Secretariat and the Government of Belize, in partnership with the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) and the Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators (OOCUR). Key sponsorship and technical support for the staging of the CSEF VI will be provided by the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean, which is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ); the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; the Organisation of American States; the Public Utilities Commission; Belize Electricity Limited; and the Caricom Development Fund.last_img read more

first_imgN’Golo Kante has hinted he is planning to stay at Leicester, by plotting their Champions League assault.The midfielder has been linked with a move away this summer after playing a starring role in their shock Barclays Premier League title win.Arsenal and Paris St Germain have been credited with an interest in the France international, who scored on his full international debut in March, and joined the Foxes from Caen last summer.But Kante admitted he is still looking at playing in the Champions League with the Foxes next season.He said: “The Champions League next season will be new for me but I hear good things.“We don’t know (if they can surprise in Europe), we have just joined at this moment, we will see. We have just done it for this season, next season we will see what will happen but we don’t know.“When I came here I can’t imagine this, winning the title. Now we did it. It has been a good moment, we have to enjoy it.”Boss Claudio Ranieri, who won April’s Manager of the Month award on Wednesday, was tipped to be the first boss sacked this season after he replaced Nigel Pearson last summer. The Foxes have lost just three league games, ahead of their final-day trip to Ranieri’s old club Chelsea on Sunday, and Kante praised the way Ranieri has maintained their spirit. “Ranieri is a good man, he did very good work and we are happy for him and everybody,” he said.“I think it was the spirit of the team, we fight all the time and I think this is why we have done it.”Kante, 25, was nominated for the PFA’s Player of the Year award along with Foxes striker Jamie Vardy but the pair lost out to team-mate Riyad Mahrez. The trio have been some of the club’s standout performers this season but Kante, who did win the club’s Players’ Player of the Year award this week, dismissed his role in their success. He added: “I am not a star player.” N’Golo Kante in action for Leicester 1last_img read more

first_imgTHE Mooney family in New York are out clearing up – after one of the biggest snowfalls there in years.Meave Mooney, aged 9, lives with her family in Lynbrook, NY, on the south shore of Long Island.“I’m a Killybegs man originally,” said dad Charlie. “We’d like to say hello to our loads and loads of cousins back home in Donegal. It was a blizzard here…and the brushes are out for the clear-up.”Flights to five states have been cancelled and half a million people without power after the snowfall yesterday and today.Some areas got a metre of snow in just a few hours. NEW YORK SNOW: MOONEY FAMILY FROM KILLYBEGS ENJOY SNOWFALL was last modified: February 9th, 2013 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:NEW YORK SNOW: MOONEY FAMILY FROM KILLYBEGS ENJOY SNOWFALLlast_img read more

first_imgYou can win TWO Mike Denver Tickets AND an overnight Stay for TWO at the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey.To enter simply share this story on your Facebook page and you will automatically be entered into the draw to WIN!Scoil Mhuire, Stranorlar are delighted to announce that Mike Denver and his band will be playing a Fundraising Dance in the Villa Rose Hotel on Sunday the 15th of March – Mother’s Day. This fundraiser is vitally important, as all money raised will be going towards the purchase of a set of class tablets and improvements needed in the Junior Yard.All involved have been working on this projects for a number of months and are hoping the fundraiser will make a huge difference.Organisers are asking for people from both near and far to support this dance on the night as every ticket counts and it is sure to be an enjoyable and lively occasion on the weekend before St. Patricks Day.The Villa Rose Hotel have package deals available to book with Tickets and Dinner included for only €39pp or an Overnight stay with Tickets & Dinner for only €75pp, this is the ideal Mother’s Day Gift. Tickets can be purchased from hotel reception or over the phone on 074-9132266.Entries for the draw close on 13/03/15. Prize is for 2 people sharing. Competition T&C apply. DONEGAL DAILY COMPETITION: WIN TWO FREE TICKETS TO MIKE DENVER AND AN OVERNIGHT STAY AT VILLA ROSE HOTEL was last modified: March 5th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

first_imgDaniel and Majella O’Donnell have been determinedly looking to reverse the signs of ageing during one of their latest adventures on the B&B Road Trip.Decpite only being in their fifties, the pair have been trying out facemasks and natural remedies in a bid to rejuvenate their youthful complexions. They’ve also been on a mission to destress by chilling out in an outdoor hot tub.Donegal crooner Daniel is looking to become 20 years younger, as he says. However, his messing about seems to be causing Majella more stress instead of relaxation. RTE released this footage as the second season of Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip is about to get underway next week. Watch the hot tub scene here:RTE also put out one scene you won’t see on the small screen:Daniel and Majella stop off at a ziplining course during one of their adventures – and their reactions are hilarious. Daniel enjoys the thrilling activity but Majella is not so calm about swinging through the treetops. She even roars some expletives at Daniel to tell him to shut up. Poor Majella was stunned yesterday to see the clip out in the public eye. She took to Twitter to say that she thought it was safely under wraps forever.2/2 I thought I was safe & nobody would ever see this!!! How wrong was I? That activity took a lot out of me!! @rte @SineadStimpfig— Majella O Donnell (@Majodonnell) March 2, 2017It looks like the O’Donnells are going to have a fun road trip around Ireland again this season!Daniel & Majella’s B&B Roadtrip will begin on Tuesday 7th March at 20.30 on RTE One. Over six episodes, viewers can follow the Donegal duo as visit bed and breakfasts around Ireland and meet plenty of colourful characters on their travels.Watch: Daniel is desperate to turn back the clock! was last modified: March 3rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:B&B Road Tripdaniel o’donnellDDTVMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more

first_imgRose Boyle receives the National Shield from LGFA President Pat QuillLORETO Secondary School Letterkenny pupil Rose Boyle has captained Ulster to the Shield Final win over Munster in Mullingar today.Seven Co Donegal girls were on the secondary school Ulster panel which won 5-07 to 0-03.Karen Ward, Amber Barrett, Sarah Jane McDonald, Marie O’Reilly, Blathnaid McLaughlin and Shannon mc Groddy were also in the team. LORETO’S ROSE CAPTAINS ULSTER TO SHIELD FINAL WIN OVER MUNSTER was last modified: January 25th, 2014 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:LoretoRose BoyleUlster Ladies GFClast_img read more

first_img Latest Football News Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 gameday How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal center_img ALTERED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade MONEY The statement read: “Heart of Midlothian Football Club can confirm that manager Craig Levein was taken to hospital this morning.“Having received medical treatment, Craig is now recovering well in hospital.“No further comment will be made at this time and the club asks that Craig and his family’s privacy be respected, as we all wish him a speedy recovery.”Levein – in his second spell as Hearts boss – has led the club to three wins from three in the Premiership this season. impact silverware Hearts manager Craig Levein was rushed to hospital on Monday morning after falling ill.The Scottish Premiership club confirmed in a brief statement the 53-year-old received medical treatment and is now recovering well. Hearts confirmed he was taken to hospital on Monday possible standings After three years as Scotland manager, Levein returned to Tynecastle in 2014 as director of football.He was back in the dugout in August 2017,  taking over managerial duties from Ian Cathro, and led the club to a sixth-place finish last season.This term, Hearts are sitting on top of the Premiership table after a 100 per cent record from their opening three matches.Their latest three points came at Kilmarnock on Saturday, with Uche Ikpeazu earning them a 1-0 victory at Rugby Park.Austin MacPhee will take charge of training until Levein returns.last_img read more