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

Tokyo cuts estimated tab for 2020 Olympics to $12 billion

first_imgA cost-allocation agreement calls for the city of Tokyo and the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee to pay 600 billion yen ($5.4 billion) each. The central government will contribute 150 billion yen ($1.4 billion).The remaining 35 billion yen ($315 million) will be covered by lottery revenues, officials said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next02:26Hidilyn Diaz on pace for Tokyo 202002:14Carpio 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mbala on La Salle departure: ‘It’s final’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals The organizers said Friday that the event will cost a total 1.35 trillion yen ($11.9 billion).In their release, Tokyo 2020 officials said the U.S. dollar cost would be $12.6 billion. But at the current exchange rate of about 113 yen to the dollar it is just under $12 billion.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 folkWhen Tokyo won the Olympics in September 2013, its bid was for 730 billion yen. That ballooned to over 3 trillion yen but was slashed to 1.4 trillion yen after Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike launched a cost cutting campaign.Organizers have managed to cut still more from the estimated cost by moving some events outside of Tokyo and using existing and temporary facilities. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson TOKYO — The latest price tag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been trimmed slightly, but is still nearly twice the initial estimate even after a major cost-cutting effort.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Tokyo’s games won’t be the priciest ever: the 2012 London Olympics cost $19 billion, compared with the bid estimate of $6.5 billion.Cities tend to exclude large amounts of associated costs when they submit a bid to host the Olympics. Such bids usually include only core components such as the main facilities so that the bids are easier to compare. Building design, security measures, transportation and other costs are largely excluded.Thomas Bach, who took over as IOC president in 2013, has sought to slash costs to entice cities to bid for future Games and minimize damage to the Olympic brand. The IOC has urged Tokyo to cut $1 billion more.The addition of five new sports after Tokyo pushed the tab up, but one of the biggest factors is rising construction costs.The budget figure announced Friday does not include a contingency fund of between 100 billion-300 billion yen ($882 million-$2.6 billion).ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

Accused to lead defence tomorrow

first_img…3 family members set to testifyMarlon Marion Freeman will on Monday testify and call three other witnesses as his High Court trial draws to a close. This was announced by his lawyer, Folio Richards, who informed the presiding judge, Justice James Bovell-Drakes, late last week that the defendant’s relatives: Wendy, Kellon and Sylvester Freeman, will be called to support his case.It was also disclosed to the court that the accused will also lead his own defence before the 12-member jury. Richards has also requested an adjournment, which was granted by Justice Bovell-Drakes.Marlon FreemanThis announcement in the weeks-long trial follows the Prosecution’s closing its case last week on the contention that it has called enough witnesses to the stand.Freeman is accused of murdering miner Timothy Adams at Turtle Creek, Five Star Backdam, North West District (NWD) on December 22, 2013. The State is alleging that Freeman killed Adams before stealing his gold, following a confrontation between the two; but Freeman has maintained his innocence.Government Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh last Monday testified to having conducted the post-mortem examination on Adams, who was killed while en route to a mining camp. Dr Singh related seeing an abrasion to the left side of Adams’s face, a cut to the foot, and a cut to the top and back of the head. He gave the cause of death as haemorrhage and shock, compounded by blunt force trauma to the head.Police Detective Corporal Bryan James had testified earlier in the trial that while giving the caution statement that he had penned in relation to the accused, Freeman had admitted that he might have killed Adams, because he thought the miner was going to pull a gun after he had confronted him over money that was owed to him. Bryan, who administered the caution statement on December 25, 2013 in the presence of then Police Constable Zane Williams, had indicated that Freeman had said he first went to work with his uncle at Five Star Backdam, but after they “got wrong”, he went to work at Gavin Blacks’ mining camp.According to the caution statement, Freeman, a pork-knocker, was promised $5000 a day by Blacks, but after three weeks had passed, he was paid only $30,000. He had enquired from Blacks about his money, and sometime after lunch on the day in question, he bought a “piece of weed” and then saw Adams coming to the camp about 15 minutes later.According to the caution statement, Freeman also enquired of Adams about his money, saying: “Big man, wam to me money?”“I see he go to he waist, and I didn’t know if he had a gun or wah, but I had a spoon which I sharpen and I just jook he by he neck and he fall down. After I see he ain’t moving, I get nervous,” the defendant reportedly said. He then allegedly left the scene.He also claimed that the gold he later gave a female was not taken from the deceased man, but it was gold that he had in his possession. The case continues March 5.last_img read more

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HOTEL ASSAULT

first_imgA 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty at Letterkenny Circuit Court to assault causing harm to another man at a local hotel.Francis McGinley, from Crievesmith, Letterkenny, faced one charge.He was accused of assaulting Patrick McFadden at the Mt Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on June 23, 2014. Judge John O’Hagan agreed to adjourn sentencing in the case until April pending probation reports.McGinley was remanded on continuing bail.MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HOTEL ASSAULT was last modified: January 26th, 2016 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)last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: CHARLIE MCCLAFFERTY WINS THE MULROY CUP AT ROSAPENNA

first_imgROSAPENNA NOTESThe Mulroy Cup (G.o.Y) was played for last Sunday the 6th of July over the Old Tom Morris Links.The winner with 42pts was Charlie McClafferty (10). The runner up was Eddie McGinley (16) with 40pts.The gross winner was Enda Kennedy (+1) with 36 gross pts.Third place was Stephen Loughrey (25) with 39pts bot.Two’s – John Sweeney 72euro. After six events the 2014 Golfer of the Year table is as follows –•Frank Casey Jnr 20pts•Mark Lenny, Pat Boyce 17pts•Paul Travers, Charlie McBride 15pts•Barry McMenamin, Sean Boyce, Dermot Ward, Stephen Loughrey, Charlie McClafferty 12pts •Shaun Coll, Michael Bradley, Eddie McGinley 10ptsA full points table is on display on the members notice board in the Golf Pavilion.The next G.o.Y qualifier is the club competition on Sunday July 27th.Well done to the Minor League team who travelled to Donegal Golf Club for the second leg of the second round tie and secured the necessary half point last Friday July 4th. Rosapenna had won the home leg 5-0.Rosapenna will now play Falcarragh G.C in the county semi final with both legs to be completed by Monday August 11th.The Ulster Cup team were in action in the last 16 in Ulster on Saturday past away to Foyle G.C and had a great result claiming 3 matches from 7.The home leg will take place over the Old Tom Morris Links this coming Sunday the 13th at 3.00pm.Home support on the day is welcomed.The Rosapenna Irish Junior Cup team travelled to Omagh G.C for the second round matchplay against Edenmore on Tuesday evening and won the tie 3-2.Rosapenna will now play Warrenpoint on or before Friday the 25th of July in the Ulster quarter final at a neutral venue.Best wishes to the Rosapenna Over 50’s team who will travel to Letterkenny G.C this Thursday the 10th for the return leg teeing off at 4.00pm.The first leg ended Rosapenna 3.5, Letterkenny 1.5.Good luck to the Rosapenna Junior League team who travel to Buncrana G.C for the return leg this Friday the 11th. The first leg ended 3-4 to Rosapenna.The Rosapenna Mixed Foursomes team have reached the Ulster quarter final where they will face Cairndhu G.C at the Roe Park GolfResort on Wednesday July 16th at 5.00pm.Good luck to team captains Bernadette North & Peter Smyth and their panel of players.The Terry Casey Memorial will take place over 27 holes (Sandy Hills Links/ Valley 9) this Saturday the 12th of July.Last cards for the morning 18 holes will be strictly 12.30pm with the 9 holes in the Valley beginning at 6.00pm.Tee times must be booked via the Pavilion Golf Shop.The club competition on Sunday the 13th will be sponsored by Eammon McClafferty, Downings.The Catherwood Cup Open Mixed Foursomes is scheduled for Saturday the 19th of July and will be played over the Old Tom Morris Links.There will be a club competition on Sunday 20th also over the Old Tom Morris Links.The Rosapenna Donegal League team will play Letterkenny G.C away on Thursday the 24th at 4.00pm.The first leg ended 3-2 (6 holes up) to Rosapenna.Best of luck to Joe McHugh & his panel of players.On Saturday the 26th the Generations Cup, presented by Mary Devlin will be played for over the Old Tom Morris Links.The format is one adult & one junior playing greensomes.All quarter finals of the 2104 Michael BonnerSingles Matchplay must be completed by Monday the 4th of August.The semi finals of the Doubles Matchplay must be completed by Monday July 28th.All players are encouraged to make contact as early as possible for each round so that all ties can be played within the specified time.The third & final instalment of the 2014 staged payment plan for golf fees was due on July 1st and must be paid in full before Monday July 14th.There will be a club four ball better ball competition on the Old Tom Morris Links every Wednesday beginning on the 9th of July.Entry will be in the Pavilion Golf Shop.The Rosapenna Barton Shield team will be in action against North-West G.C back in Ballyliffin, GlashedyLinks on Sunday 20th July in the last 16 in Ulster.The winners will play either Foyle or Ballyliffin that afternoon for a place in the Ulster semi finals.The Rosapenna Irish Senior Cup team will take part in the Ulster semi final for the third year in a row on Sunday.August 17th against Cairndhu G.C at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Dunluce Links.The other semi final is made up of Dunmurray & Banbridge.The Ulster final will take place that afternoon over the famed Dunluce Links.The Pavilion Golf Shop sponsored Leitrim Cup will be played over the August Bank Holiday weekend,Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd & Monday the 4th of August.All tee times are bookable via the Pavilion Golf Shop on 074-915-5000.Rosapenna OPEN WEEK will begin on Friday the 8th of August.Time-sheets will be available from Friday August 1st in the Pavilion Golf Shop.Any uncollected club prizes from the recent presentation are available for collection from the Pavilion Golf Shop during opening hours.GOLF NEWS: CHARLIE MCCLAFFERTY WINS THE MULROY CUP AT ROSAPENNA was last modified: July 9th, 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:golfNoticesROSAPENNASportlast_img read more

HUGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR THE DANNY MCDAID 15K

first_imgPREPERATIONS are at an advanced stage for the staging of the 8th annual Danny McDaid 15 road race-fun run which takes place on Sunday, August 12.It was once the preserve of the elite runners – but now the Danny McDaid 15k has a fun run element too.Almost 200 athletes from all over Donegal, Derry, Tyrone and further afield put their toe to the line for last year’s race and with a growing resurgence in keeping fit and competitive racing organisers are hoping the record turnout in 2011 will be suprassed. The event was formally launched recently at the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny , who are the main sponsors of the event. The race begins at 11.30am and registration will take place in Aura Leisure Centre from 10 am. There will be a host of category prizes including top prizes for the first man and woman across the line.The 8th annual Danny McDaid 15k it promises to be the best event to date.The winner of the race last year was Patrick Brennan in a time of 48.59 is one of the highlights of the racing calendar and attracts top runners from all over the country.However, the organisers are also hoping people will come out and jog around the course which runs from the town out around New Mills and Rashedogue before finishing back in town via Conwal. The event is run in honour of double Olympian and LAC club stalwart, Danny McDaid who competed in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics for Ireland in Berlin and Melbourne.Speaking at the launch, Brendan McDaid of LAC, said the event has been growing in popularity ever year since its inception.“The Danny McDaid 15k carries a special aura and appeal for all runners. It is a top event on the local racing calendar but we’re also appealing to people to come out and just run the course. It is a great race and the numbers are growing every year,” he said.“We’re delighted to have The Station House as our main sponsor for the race.Mr Brian Gallagher, Proprietor of The Station House Hotel said he was delighted to be involved with the event. “Danny McDaid is a household name across the country. LAC is a great club and fosters great young talent. As a local businessman I’m always delighted to help out in any way I can.,’ he said.The race begins at 11.30am and registration will take place in Aura Leisure Centre from 10 am. There will be a host of category prizes including top prizes for the first man and woman across the line.The top ten last year were: Patrick Brennan (LAC 48.59), Ciaran Doherty (LAC 49.11), Pauric McKinney (LAC 50.44), Michael Black (LAC 51.13), Paddy Doherty (City of Derry 51.25), Gary Crossan (LAC 52.38), Pius McIntyre (Foyle Valley (52.42), Paul McCafferty (City of Derry (53.16), Gavin Crawford (24/7 Triathlon 53.28) and Paul McGlinchey (LAC 53.57)HUGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR THE DANNY MCDAID 15K was last modified: July 28th, 2012 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:15kDanny McDaidroad racelast_img read more

Men’s Tennis Completes First Day Of Drake Invitational

first_imgStory Links Print Friendly Version Box Score The Drake University men’s tennis team opened up its 2019-20 schedule Friday afternoon with the first day of the Drake Invitational at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.The Bulldogs had four student-athletes competing in two flights of singles play and a pair of doubles team in action during the first day of the three-day event. Newcomer David Nyman advanced to the winners’ bracket of the ‘B’ Singles flight with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Nathan Reekie of Washington University. Also in the ‘B’ flight, Freddie Powell fell to Omaha’s Matt Hulme, 6-3, 7-5.Nyman also teamed up with Luka Jankovic advance in the ‘B’ doubles flight with a 7-6 (6) win over Wichita State’s team of Ovil/Latinovic.Action for the Bulldogs resumes Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Friday, Sept. 20 – Drake InvitationalDrake ResultsA SinglesBernardo Neves (Wash. U.) def. Luka Jankovic (DU), 6-3, 7-5Nathan Reekie (Omaha) def. Reid Jarvis (DU), 6-1, 6-3B SinglesMatt Hulme (Omaha) def. Freddie Powell (DU), 6-4, 1-6, 10-5David Nyman (DU) def. Ben Van der Sman (Wash. U.), 6-3, 6-1A DoublesCampbell/Mease (CU) def. Jarvis/Powell (DU), 6-3B DoublesJankovic/Nyman (DU) def. Ovil/Latinovic (WSU), 7-6 (6) Updated Results last_img read more

The importance of planting dates versus planting conditions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Historically speaking, earlier planted fields tend to be the highest yielding ones. With the cold and wet start to spring, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling says planting conditions will play as big of a role as planting date in 2018. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

Resource Discovery: Parenting for Service Members and Veterans

first_imgBy Christina Herron, MSFlickr [No title by Minnesota National Guard, April 1, 2015, CC BY-ND 2.0]Are you looking for resources on parenting for service members and their families? Then look no further! Military Kids Connect is a online community built by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Mental Health Services in partnership with the Department of Defense Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). They support military service members and their families by providing resources on parenting through online courses, handouts, flyers, tip sheets, websites, and even a mobile app!The online resources feature topics such as:Typical Children’s Behavior in Response to DeploymentHelping Your Child with Difficult Emotions & BehaviorsMilitary Youth Coping with SeparationManaging Stress and Emotions as a ParentAlso included are links broken down by age groups that cater to specific ways of coping with parental deployment and includes personal stories of military kids!Don’t forget to check out their mobile app, Parenting2Go! This app helps you utilize the tools and ideas featured in the online course. And it’s FREE! Find out more information, here.This post was written by a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more