Athletes impress in field events

first_imgWHILE most attention was being focused on track events at last Saturday’s Digicel/PUMA Youngster Goldsmith Classic inside the National Stadium, athletes in the field were making their mark with some strong performances, with Excelsior High’s Shanice Love leading the way.Love, who is conditioned by outstanding throwing coach, Michael Vassell, remained unbeaten this season after a splendid 51.92 metres to win the girls Class One discus.Former Buff Bay High School top female thrower, Fiona Richards, who is now competing for Edwin Allen High, shared the spotlight as she was a double winner. Richards, who will not be eligible for this year’s ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships, captured the Class Two discus with 48.27m, before winning the shot put with 15.46m.Other outstanding female performances came from Kimberly Lugg of Excelsior and Sanique Burgher of Edwin Allen. Lugg captured the girl’s Class Three discus with 35.00m, while Burgher soared 1.75m in winning the Class Three high jump.Field events could play a major role in deciding the title at Champs this year and many of the top athletes were on show.Calabar High’s Class One thrower, Warren Barrett Jr, stayed unbeaten in the discus and shot put. He easily won the shot put with 19.30m, way ahead of second-place finisher, Vashon McCarthy, of Jamaica College (JC), with 14.86m.UPSETThere was an upset in the boys’ triple jump Open, as Campion College’s Jordan Scott surprised JC’s Obrien Wasome. Scott won with 15.81m, while Wasome had to settle for second with 15.44m.Otherwise, JC showed their strength in the jumps with Clayton Brown getting the better of St Jago High’s Lushane Wilson in the Class One high jump. An event which will be worth going miles to see at Champs, Brown cleared the bar at 2.18m to beat Wilson, 2.15m.Other JC athletes, Paketo Dudley (7.25m) in the Class One long jump and John Mark Rainford, (5.79m) in the Class Three long jump, also won.Kingston College’s Zico Campbell was a double winner in the boys’ Class Two throws. Campbell, formerly of Glenmuir High, took the discus with 53.18m and the shot put with an impressive 17.96m.last_img read more

Price: BT not yet out of the woods

first_img “With seven games to go, I told the players that we needed to win all games to stay up. We had a blip in the loss against Waterhouse. Now, we have to gain at least a point in the last game to be safe,” he explained. Price praised his senior players for their roles in the team’s revival. “The leadership of senior players – Michael Campbell, Daemion Benjamin, Wayne Ellis, Garfield Gillespie, Rafiek Thomas, Xavian Virgo, as well as young Shamar Nicholson who has netted 14 goals, has been very good,” the former Boys’ Town defender pointed out. With Arnett already safe and still in contention for the title, Price is not taking comfort from that. “We are going to Arnett to win the game on merit, show integrity. It is a Trench Town derby. It is a big game,” Price noted. Andrew Price, the coach of relegation threatened Boys’ Town, said that despite his team’s good recent form, they need at least a point against neighbouring Arnett Gardens in the Trench Town derby tomorrow at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.. Having spent four months in last place in the Red Stripe Premier League, Boys’ Town are enjoying their best form of the season with five wins in their last six league games. That impressive form moved the Collie Smith Drive-based team into ninth position on 35 points ahead of Waterhouse (34), Maverley-Hughenden (32) and already relegated Jamalco who are at the bottom on 30 points. However, after being written off as likely candidates for relegation, Boys’ Town just need to avoid defeat in their last fixture in order to be safe for the nation’s elite league next season. “We are not out of the woods yet,” Price who has been coaching Boys’ Town for over ten years told The Gleaner. NEEDED TO WINlast_img read more

Swisscom is amalgamating its bluewinch internet p

first_imgSwisscom is amalgamating its internet portal with the Swisscom TV online mobile TV offering and will create a new format for the service from the end of this month. Swisscom said that the portal, which is visited by about 700,000 users daily, will deliver a larger proportion of entertainment content than hitherto. According to the company, the focus will be on the TV experience and the portal will also include new exclusive columns, comedy and satire content.All Swisscom TV channels can be viewed live and free of charge on the portal, on PCs, tablet or smartphone. Additional video content will also be available to users. Depending on their subscription, Swisscom TV customers will be able use a replay function to watch up to the last 30 hours of shows via the service. Editorial articles on the portal have also been expanded to include current TV programme recommendations or VoD tips, according to Swisscom.last_img read more

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Brian Rei

first_imgInvestigating officer Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: “I would like to thank the local community for their help and assistance in our investigation to date.“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident who has not yet spoken with police or anyone with any information that could assist with the investigation to contact detectives at Reactive and Organised Crime in Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 115 of 19/11/16.“Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”ARMED AND MASKED MAN ARRESTED OVER DERRY SHOP ROBBERY PROBE was last modified: November 20th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet ARMED AND MASKED MAN ARRESTED OVER DERRY SHOP ROBBERY PROBEDerryDS BRIAN REIDPSNIWESTLAND ROAD Police at Strand Road are questioning a man over a shop robbery in DerryDETECTIVES are investigating an the armed robbery on a shop in Derry in the early hours of yesterday morning.Police say a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.It follows the armed robbery of a shop on Westland Street. The PSNI officers received a report that at around 1.45 am a masked male, armed with a knife and a hammer, entered the shop and threatened counter staff.The suspect demanded money from the till before making off with a sum of cash.The suspect was arrested a short time later.He was taken to Strand Road police station for processing and questioning.last_img read more

Now we have a small number of dog owners who have

first_img“Now we have a small number of dog owners who have no regard for the community or the children who use the park .“They are letting  their dogs foul and don’t bother to clean up after them even though there are five newly installed  dog litter bins in the park.“I have been in contact with Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Environmental department who have assured me that they area taking the matter seriously .“There will be a fixed penalty of £80 for dog owners who do not clean up after their dogs and if it is forced to court the penalty will be £1,000. ShareTweet SINN Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has said that pet owners using the urban park at Ballymagowan need to realise that it is not an open toilet for their dogs. Councillor Campbell said: “This park was designed and built for the use of everyone in the community.“Since it was officially opened the Triax Neighbourhood Management Team have held a number of very successful family fun days with bouncy castles, bicycle rides all to bring the local community together.“And they also held a major Halloween event (The Haunted Ghost Lands) which was a great success. “So I am appealing to dog owners to act responsibility and have respect for the community and clean up after your dog,” added Cllr Campbell.SHOCK AT DOG FOULING AT NEW BALLYMAGOWN URBAN PARK was last modified: January 23rd, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: COUNCILLOR KEVIN CAMPBELLDERRY CITY AND STRABANE DISRICT COUNCILSHOCK AT DOG FOULING AT NEW BALLYMAGOWN URBAN PARKSinn FeinTRIAX NEIGHBOURHOOD MANAGEMENT TEAMlast_img read more