Jamaica’s swimmers win seven medals on Carifta first day

first_imgJamaica won seven medals on the opening day at the 31st staging of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Martinique.The Jamaicans earned one gold, three silver and three bronze medals on Tuesday, a performance that carried 24 personal bests.First-time national representative, Kelsie Campbell, led the way with gold in the 15-17 girls 100-metre butterfly in 1:04.99.The last time a Jamaican won this event was when Jamaica hosted the event in 2013 and Zara Bailey prevailed in 1:04.87.Campbell’s teammate, Shaun Johnson, finished seventh in the event in a personal best 1:06.78.Another national debutant, Rajiv Redhi, won Jamaica’s first medal, a silver in the 11-12 boys’ 200m breaststroke, in a personal best 2:45.69. This is the first medal Jamaica has won in this event since 2011 when Xavier Philips won bronze.Cameron Brown placed sixth in the 13-14 boys’ 200m breaststroke in a personal best 2:39.48.Emily MacDonald, also representing Jamaica for the first time, won bronze in the 11-12 girls 50m backstroke in a personal best 33.46 and Shaun Johnson, also making her debut at the meet, won silver in the 15-17 girls 50m backstroke in a personal best 31.06. Angara Sinclair placed fourth in the same event, in 31.67.SILVER FOR DOLSThe 15-17 boys’ 100m butterfly saw Olympic hopeful, Keanan Dols, returning after a one-year absence to win silver in 56.80, while Jesse Marsh finished eighth in 58.95.Dols also placed fourth in the 15-17 boys’ 50m backstroke in 28.07.Simone Vale ended a long drought for Jamaica in the 11-12 girl’s 100-metre butterfly, securing bronze in 1:12.17. Bryanna Renuart ended an even drier spell when she won the bronze in the girl’s 13-14 200-metre breaststroke in 2:44.51.Jamaica had not won a medal in this event since Gabrielle Hopkins claimed silver in 2012 in 2:54.90.Nicholas Vale, brother of Simone, finished sixth in the 13-14 boys’ 100m butterfly in a personal best time of 1:00.57.last_img read more

Marcial brings experience, demeanor to PBA Commissioner’s Office

first_imgWillie Marcial. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netExperience and expertise became Willie Marcial’s biggest asset when the PBA Board of Governors tapped him as the league’s 10th commissioner on Thursday.“It is important that we have somebody there  who grew up in the PBA, who understands the PBA and its by-laws, and who has been mentored by many of the PBA commissioners in the past,” said league chairman Ricky Vargas.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments He has since worked closely with former PBA chiefs Sonny Barrios, Chito Salud, and Chito Narvasa, working his way up the ladder to his concurrent post as the PBA’s communications and external affairs director.READ: ‘Marcial law’: Belga, Brondial first to swap fines for community serviceNot only was Marcial the league’s longtime media bureau chief, Marcial also served as a special assistant to the commissioner over the years.“We’re in a scenario such as this where we are going through a difficult situation, we are going through change. And we felt that it is very appropriate, and maybe it was God’s will, that we have somebody like Willie who will see us through in this organization through this process,” said Vargas.With the PBA entering a new age, the Board of Governors have expressed confidence in the newly-installed commissioner as they themselves have observed the changes, with more fans regaining their trust in the PBA as evidenced by the bigger crowds trooping to the venues.ADVERTISEMENT READ: PBA now ‘letting players play’“The PBA is back and we heard that in the social media, and we give thanks to Willie for that. I’m getting excited to see more people in the venue who are really enjoying the games,” said Vargas. “He accepted the challenge and he looks forward with humility on his contributions to his stint as our commissioner.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1st major title, top rank at stake in Halep-Wozniacki final LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcial has been unanimously appointed by the Board as the new chieftain and will serve the term for the next three years.READ: Willie Marcial is new PBA commissioner 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“(Marcial) is probably one who has learned over the years in the PBA, learning from various types of commissioners, and knows so much of what that entails. So he will bring with him that experience, he will bring with him that demeanor, as opposed to getting a fresh candidate.”Marcial, 56, worked his way up the ranks from being a statistician during the time of Leo Prieto to serving as a floor director with TV coveror Vintage Enterprises from the commissionership of Rudy Salud to Jun Bernardino. He then joined the PBA under commissioner Noli Eala. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READlast_img read more

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UG multi-million-dollar Bursary established through philanthropic gift

first_imgThe University of Guyana has received its first major philanthropic grant — from a private family — by way of a gift of land that would facilitate the erection of a permanent bursary.The property which was given to the University by Rajdai Elizabeth Outar is located in Berbice, and is expected to be developed or liquidated into funds which would then be invested within two years of the conveyance of the property to the University of Guyana. Thirty per cent of the money received would be used in perpetuity to fund the bursary on an annual basis.The bursary, which will be titled the ‘Rajdai Elizabeth and Seobarran James Outar Bursary’, was designed to support tuition, living expenses, and books for outstanding students from Port Mourant, Berbice and surrounding areas who are unable to afford their education at the University. The bursary is open to any discipline.Rajdai Elizabeth Outar and her late husband, Seobarran James Outar, both Berbicians, placed great value on education. The Outars left Guyana in the late 1970s for educational opportunities in the United States, and thus they have always hoped to give back to their homeland for the foundation they received in Guyana.Following her husband’s passing in June 2014, Mrs Outar decided to gift a parcel of land and other remaining assets in Guyana to the University to establish the bursary.In a statement, Mrs Outar said, “Education is the cornerstone of life, and higher education provides an opportunity to create leaders, advance knowledge, and to improve society. My family and I hope that our gift will not only benefit worthy students, but that it also will inspire other expatriate Guyanese to support talent development at a critical time in our nation’s history.”Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Prof. Ivelaw Griffith, expressed his gratitude for the gift and emphasized the need for private support to complement Government funding.“Mrs Outar’s gift provides an opportunity for the most talented students to have access to a world-class education, regardless of their ability to pay.We hope that her generosity will serve as an example for others to follow. Gifts like Mrs Outar’s have an impact not only on the recipient, but also their families, their community, and society at large,” he said.Deputy Vice Chancellor (PACE) Paloma Mohamed also expressed sincere appreciation to Mrs Outar and her family, as well as to former DVC Elizabeth Ramlall, Christine Chowgrir, and University Registrar Dr Nigel Gravesande, who worked for several months to realise the project.The Rajdai Elizabeth and Seobarran James Outar Bursary is expected to be administered through the University’s Student Support Fund mechanism. Application materials, awards committee composition, and the decision rubric for the award of the Rajdai Elizabeth and Seobarran James Outar Bursary also will be available on the University of Guyana’s website, once the funds become available.last_img read more

Contract awarded to Housing Minister’s husband a “conflict of interest” – CH&PA Head

first_img…says award process needs reviewingChief Executive Officer of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Lelon Saul on Friday said that there is a conflict of interest regarding the contract awarded to the husband of Housing Minister Valerie Patterson-Yearwood to build houses for the Ministry.Speaking with reporters on the sidelines of a CH&PA event on Friday, Saul pointed out that while the contract was awarded through a competitive bidding process, it still is a conflict of interest.“If the contractor in question is the spouse of the Minister, certainly it would be a conflict of interest,” he posited.The CH&PA Head called for a review of the awarding process so that there is no reoccurrence of such a situation.“The award of contract is above my level. But I think the (CH&PA) Board should review that (awarding process) based on recommendations coming from the agency,” Saul asserted.Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Housing Minister’s husband, Godfrey Yearwood, was awarded a contract to build homes for a project spearheaded by the CH&PA.CH&PA Head Lelon SaulThat project is still ongoing and according to Saul, the contract awarded to the Minister’s husband was a one-off award.When contacted on Thursday for a comment on the matter, which was published in Guyana Times on that day (April 4, 2019), Minister Patterson-Yearwood said she would not give a comment since this newspaper already carried the story without her input.It was explained that several attempts were made to get on to her on Wednesday before the article was published the following day. In fact, the Minister acknowledged seeing the missed calls on Thursday morning but insisted that this publication should have held the article until she was reached to comment on the issue.“I saw some missed calls from Guyana Times when I woke this morning cause my phone was on silent after being in a meeting (almost all day Wednesday)… Despite the fact that Guyana Times didn’t get me to give my comments, I see a headline in the Guyana Times so I will not be commenting on this matter.One day was not too late for y’all to wait to make contact with me and let me give my clarifications before publishing a story… So I’m not going to give any further comments on this because it seems as though it was in a rush to make the Minister look bad so one day (wait) would’ve been too late,” Patterson-Yearwood insisted. Nevertheless, Minister Patterson-Yearwood has since explained to other news outlets that the contract was awarded to her husband prior to their August 2017 marriage and was done without her knowledge.This issue came to the fore on Wednesday when Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo disclosed that the Minister’s husband had sub-contracted the works and the person whom he hired is complaining of not being paid for works done to date. In fact, the construction worker, a resident of Victoria Village from the East Coast of Demerara, had written President David Granger four times over the past year for his intervention but only got acknowledgement responses so far.According to the CH&PA Head, he is aware of the issue.“A complaint was lodged at the Ministry, I think it was sometime last year, and we would have called in both parties and we advised them to settle the issue,” Saul told reporters on Friday.last_img read more

Rage bounce back to beat Bears

first_imgEventually the Rage would be awarded a power play and suffered a disallowed goal, thus keeping the score at 0-0. Kenai River would make it 1-0 as the first period came to an end.The second period started with the visiting Dawson Creek team working hard on the forecheck and playing smart defensive hockey. The Brown Bears continued with their power play success as they made it a 2-0 hockey game. The Rage went on to fight for momentum with constant hard work and solid goaltending from Jack Surgenor.The third and final frame saw Dawson Creek finally be awarded for some of their hard with a big goal from Bobby Turnbull. This would prove to spark the Rage as the team only looked sharper as the period went on. Jason Wark would tie the game with the man advantage on a deflection from a Dylan Smith point shot. The visiting team took full advantage of the momentum that came well deserved. It wasn’t long after when Josh Hartley would step into a slap shot making it 3-2 for the Rage. Kenai River would attempt to fight back but Stephen Saretsky would finalize the score at 4-2 for Dawson Creek. – Advertisement -The Rage will now travel to Anchorage for three games starting Monday night against the Avalanche.last_img read more

Arsenal fans wonder what the point in Cech is if the team can’t score at the other end

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech produced two brilliant saves to deny Christian Benteke and Philippe Coutinho as the Gunners and Liverpool drew 0-0 at the Emirates.And the goalie was lauded by his fellow professionals and fans. However, some were quick to point out that while Cech is capable of keeping clean sheets, the Gunners need someone to score on a regular basis at the other end.ARSENAL MUST SIGN A 25-GOAL STRIKERHere, talkSPORT has collected a selection of tweets, which also includes Man United no.1 David De Gea, who was clearly impressed with Cech. Petr Cech’s saves v Liverpool 1last_img read more

England player ratings v Wales: How Hodgson’s Three Lions performed in Lens

first_img 14 Jamie Vardy: 7/10 – It was an immediate impact from the Leicester striker, who came on at the break and scored 10 minutes into his European Championship debut. Chris Smalling: 6/10 – Lost out in the early physical battles to Hal Robson-Kanu, though came close to giving England the lead from a Rooney corner 10 minutes before half-time. He didn’t have much to do in the second-half. Danny Rose: 7/10 – Was dangerous on the left and a brilliant surge down the left hand side almost led to a goal, but Daniel Sturridge failed to connect with the ball. The Tottenham man was decent again, as he was against Russia. Harry Kane: 5/10 – The Tottenham striker was off corner taking duty, but struggled to make an impact and was replaced by Jamie Vardy at half-time. Marcus Rashford: 6/10 – Rashford had 20 minutes to show what he could do in his first appearance in an international tournament and didn’t let himself down. Daniel Sturridge: 7/10 – Appeared desperate to score himself and tried to find the net from distance a couple of times. His cross into the Wales box led to Vardy’s equaliser and then sent the England fans wild with the winner. 14 14 14 Raheem Sterling: 4/10 – Was wasteful in front of goal and was replaced at half-time by Daniel Sturridge. Kyle Walker: 7/10 – A lot of England’s attacks came down the right hand side and Walker was in the thick of much of it. He linked well with Lallana. Joe Hart: 5/10 – He looked pumped for the game, but was beaten by Gareth Bale from 35 yards in the first half when a goalkeeper of his calibre should probably have saved it. 14 14 14 14 What a game it was.The Battle of Britain in Group B lived up to the pre-game hype, with England coming from behind to seal a 2-1 win and top spot with four points from two matches.Click the arrow above, right, to see how the players and substitutes rated and here for the Wales ranking.Remember, every game at Euro 2016 is live on talkSPORT and you can see the different ways to listen here. 14 Adam Lallana: 7/10 – Appeared to be trying to make things happen in the first half and Sterling should have buried his low cross. Lallana was everywhere and was given a standing ovation by fans when Marcus Rashford replaced him with 20 minutes remaining. Dele Alli: 6/10 – It looked like his battle with Aaron Ramsey was going to dominate the game. The Arsenal man probably had the better of him, but Alli was solid and didn’t let anyone down, then popped up to slip Daniel Sturridge in for the winner. Gary Cahill: 6/10 – He blocked an early shot when Gareth Bale burst into the box, but didn’t have much to do in terms of defensive work in the second half. Wayne Rooney: 6/10 – Started off in a deep position and was caught on the ball early then fouled Hal Robson-Kanu for Gareth Bale’s free-kick. However, his passing was brilliant, he appeared in control in the middle and forced a good save from Hennessey. 14 14 Eric Dier: 6/10 – The Tottenham man looked comfortable again on the ball and his positioning was spot on, but like other England players, the final ball was too often the wrong one. 14 14 14last_img read more

FOOTBALL: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE NEWS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUEUPDATE Donegal Schoolboys had four teams in action at the week-end all competing in the opening round of the Inter-League Series 2013. Our Under-12s travelled to Inishowen where they lost out by two goals to nil. That was to be our only reversal of the week-end as the other three teams recorded victories, all against Inishowen opposition. The Under-13 side played on Sunday in a match that was switched from Ballyare to Rab’s Park in Kerrykeel. Joseph Mc Gill of Convoy Arsenal got the important goal to ensure an opening day victory for the Johnny Keys managed side. The Under-15s travelled to Inishowen and recorded a victory , winning with the only goal of the match scored by Paul Carr. Gerry Rodden’s Under-16 side hosted the lads from the Inishowen League in Gweedore on Saturday afternoon and comfortably won by five goals to nil. Ciaran Maloney (2), Kieran Mc Pherson and Adam Mc Hugh (2) were the players on target. Mc Hugh’s brace capped a special week for the Leitir family who saw Adam’s older brother Carl help Bradford City to a Wembley Cup Final slot when they took victory over Aston Villa on Tuesday night at Villa Park. Carl himself is a former Donegal Schoolboys player and the League wish him all the best for February 24th when he will hopefully line out against Swansea at Wembley.RESULTS:Inter-League SeriesUnder-12s Inishowen 2 v 0 DonegalUnder-13sDonegal 1 v 0 InishowenUnder-15sInishowen 0 v 1 DonegalUnder-16s Donegal 5 v 0 InishowenSouth Division:Under-12sErne Wanderers 7 v 2 Drumbar United Donegal/Killymard 4 v 0 DunkineelySt. Catherines 3 v 1 Eany CelticErne Celtic 1 v 3 DunkineelySt. Catherines 6 v 0 Erne UnitedEany Celtic 3 v 2 Donegal TownUnder-14 LeagueErne Celtic 1 v 3 Dunkineely CelticSt. Catherines 6 v 0 Erne UnitedEany Celtic 3 v 2 Donegal TownEast Division:Under-12 LeagueCastlefin Celtic 3 v 3 Curragh AthleticDrumkeen United 1 v 4 Raphoe TownFintown Harps 3 v 4 Ballybofey UnitedUnder-16 LeagueCurragh Athletic 6 v 0 Fintown harpsCurragh Athletic 4 v 2 Drumkeen UnitedLetterkenny and Northwest Divisions:No matches playedFIXTURES:East Division:Tuesday 29-1-2013Under-12 Cup Final K.O. 7.30 p.m.Drumkeen United v Raphoe Town (Convoy)Saturday 2-2-2013 K.O. 12.30 p.m.Under-12 LeagueRaphoe Town v Curragh AthleticDrumkeen United v Convoy ArsenalCappry Rovers v Ballybofey UnitedSaturday 2-2-013 K.O. 10.30 a.m.Under-16 LeagueFintown Harps v Castlefin CelticDrumkeen United v Cappry RoversLetterkenny Division:Saturday 2-2-2013Under-12 Premier League K.O. 10.30 a.m.Swilly Rovers v Bonagee UnitedUnder-14 Premier League K.O. 12.15 p.m.Bonagee United v Swilly RoversGlencar v Ballyraine UnitedUnder-16 Premier League K.O. 2 p.m.Swilly Rovers v Letterkenny RoversNorthwest Division:Saturday 2-2-2013Under-16sKeadue Rovers v Glenea UnitedSouth Division:Saturday 2-2-2013Under-14 League K.O. 2p.m.Drumbar United v Eany CelticDonegal Town v St. CatherinesErne United v Erne CelticDunkineely Celtic Free WeekendFOOTBALL: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE NEWS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: January 27th, 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:FOOTBALL: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE NEWSRESULTS AND FIXTURESlast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL BASKS IN GLORIOUS SUNSHINE

first_imgThese stunning snaps, taken by Anne-Marie McGowan, capture Donegal in all its beauty, as she basks in the glorious sunshine bestowed on her yesterday.The pictures only reiterate what we already know, and that is that we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. The pictures were taken at the Back Strand in Falcarragh, Glassagh, and Maghergallon Gweedore.It’s another beautiful day, so if you’re out and about, send us in your summer snaps to info@donegaldaily.com      PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL BASKS IN GLORIOUS SUNSHINE was last modified: May 16th, 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:BeautydonegalFeaturesnewsPICTURE SPECIAL: Beach snapssunshineweatherlast_img read more