Rhone gives Youth Cup update

first_imgInternational Netball Federation President Molly Rhone says that preparations are going slowly for the World Youth Cup in Botswana next year, but she is confident that the tournament will go ahead smoothly.Rhone, who is currently back home in Jamaica, said that she visited the country and toured the venues at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, the capital. She found that the facilities at the institutions had undergone changes that her federation had not expected.”The university had a new complex built,” she said.”When I had gone there first and spoke with the university officials, they were going to have a building with two courts. But when we visited, we saw that one end of the gymnasium was now set up for boxing, so it can now hold only one court.”This means they have to now go and make do with a second championship court. You now have to go and retrofit a whole convention centre. So that has added a bit of expense for them but I think the teams are really looking forward to the competition next year.”Botswana will become the first African nation to host an international netball tournament when the competition runs from July 8 to 16 next year. Rhone said that as a result, everyone is looking forward to it.Botswana Netball Association (BONA) President Tebogo Lebotse Sebego said recently that the Cook Islands, who hosted the event in 2009, had given her inspiration that they too can put on a successful tournament.”When we put in the bid, we knew that we were punching above our weight. But as a small nation with great ambitions, punching above our weight is our inspiration,” she said.Jamaica’s Under-21 Sunshine Girls have been drawn in Pool C with the hosts, the Cook Islands, Malaysia and Uganda.last_img read more

GECOM to release official LGE results today

first_imgThe much anticipated results from the November 12, 2018 Local Government Elections (LGE) will be officially released today by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).This was revealed by the elections body on Thursday which also revealed that a press conference will be facilitated at its office today.The three major political parties – the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) – have since come out saying how pleased they were with the preliminary results, which were available the day after LGE.The PPP/C recorded a huge win at Monday’s poll in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) after picking up 8356 votes as against APNU which won 5960, and the AFC 270.The PPP won five of the 10 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) in that region, while there was a tie in one of the NDCs. The region saw that party winning the Blairmont/Gelderland NDC with 11 seats, while APNU secured three seats. The party also won the Rosignol/Zee Lust NDC with 13 seats, as APNU was only able to secured three seats.There was a tie at the Woodlands/Bel Air NDC in terms of seats, with both parties winning two constituencies each. However, in terms of votes cast, the PPP got 401 and APNU 283. The PPP took all 18 seats in the Bath/Woodley Park NDC and 10 in the Union/Naarstigheid NDC. APNU won six seats there.In the Seafield/Tempe NDC, APNU claimed 11 seats and the PPP, five; while at the Profit/Rising Sun NDC, the PPP got two seats and APNU nine.In the Park/Abary NDC, the PPP got 10 of the 16 seats with APNU claiming the others. All four seats in the Hamlet/Change NDC went to APNU which also won the Woodlands/Farm NDC with a 7-6 majority. The eighth seat went to an independent candidate.The General Secretary of the PPP, Bharrat Jagdeo, has boasted of the party’s success in a recent press conference as the party copped 45,000 more votes than the APNU and the AFC combined.He was specifically pleased about the PPP/C being able to win five of 10 towns at this year’s LGE.At the 2016 LGEs, which was the first in 22 years, the PPP/Civic won only three out of the nine towns across the country but according to the PPP/C General Secretary, the Party made significant inroads, taking five of the 10 towns.These, he noted, were Mabaruma, Anna Regina, Rose Hall, Corriverton and Lethem – the latter of which the APNU/AFC won at the last elections.In Lethem, he said the PPP secured three out of the five seats; APNU, two, and AFC none; while in Mabaruma, the PPP got eight out of 12 seats, whereas it tied with the coalition the last time around. With a 30 per cent voter turnout in the city for this year’s elections, the Party also saw candidates winning in Georgetown constituencies.GECOM has disclosed that seven political parties, 21 voluntary groups and 33 individuals vied for victories in some or all of the Local Authority Areas (LAAs). The AFC and APNU contested in all municipalities and NDCs, while the PPP/C contested in 80 LAAs.last_img read more

Pedestrian struck while jaywalking across the Alaska Highway

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Mounties say that a pedestrian was involved in yesterday afternoon’s motor vehicle incident on the Alaska Highway.At approximately 2:00 p.m. on August 31st, the Fort St John RCMP responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Highway 97 and 104th St.The pedestrian, who was not in a designated pedestrian crosswalk, was attempting to cross the highway when they were struck by a vehicle, landing in the ditch on the North side of the Highway.- Advertisement -The pedestrian was taken to the hospital where they were treated for moderate, non-life-threatening injuries. The northbound lanes of the Alaska Highway were closed, causing minor backups on adjacent frontage roads. Members of the RCMP were seen speaking with eyewitnesses at the scene, before reopening the road at around 2:30 p.m.Police have determined that speed and alcohol were not a factor in the incident. The incident is still under investigation, and police say that no charges have been forwarded at this time.last_img read more

LADIES GAA: WAS DONEGAL COMEBACK GREATEST EVER?

first_imgDONEGAL LADIES GAA stars were at the centre of one of the greatest ever comebacks in the game’s history yesterday – coming from nine points down to Kildare to hit an astonishing 1-9 in the last eleven minutes.The game ended 3-15 t 2-16 for Donegal at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny.And even manager Eamon O’Boyle was stunned by the victory! “The girls showed great character to come back and sneak a victory and it really shows the will and determination that’s been built inthis team for the last two, three or four years. It showed again that they wanted it,” said O’Boyle.Three points for a win leave our Ladies side in joint second with Monaghan in the Bord Gais Energy NFL Division One.Kildare had dominated the start of both halves and it looked as if the Tir Chonaill ladies would suffer a home defeat.Yvonne McMonagle missed a number of clear cut chances but still finished the game with a great 1-4. And Geraldine McLaughlin – on the bench because of an injury – came on for the second half and scored a brilliant 1-4.The comeback began just 11 minutes from time, with the home side trailing by nine points.Aoife McDonald and Yvonne McMonagle hit two points each in a brilliant three minute spell.Kildare responded by going for a goal, only to be denied by a brilliant point blank save by Donegal keeper Roisin McCafferty.Geraldine McLaughlin then gathered the ball at the other end to fire into the net. Eilis Ward then pointed for the home side to bring the sides within a point before McLaughlin hit the leveller.And McMonagle fired over the winner in injury time.Brilliant brilliant play by Donegal Ladies who travel to Monaghan next weekend.LADIES GAA: WAS DONEGAL COMEBACK GREATEST EVER? was last modified: March 28th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegal ladies gaalast_img read more

O’NEILL SAYS IRELAND ‘UNLUCKY’ AS COLEMAN STARS IN DRAW WITH SWEDEN

first_imgIRELAND drew with Sweden in Paris this evening – when we could have taken all three points.And the tournament was lit up when Wes Hoolahan smashed home a stunning opening goal after a wonderful dinking cross from Killybegs man Seamus Coleman.It was the 48th minute when the stunning opening goal came – following a first half when Ireland had four superb chances including a great Hendrick shot crashed off the crossbar. Unfortunately Ciaran Clark directed the ball into his own net after a cross from Ibrahimovic in the 71st minute.“I don’t know how we didn’t go in at half-time three goals in front,” said manager Martin O’Neill.“Wes goal was magnificent after superb play by Seamus Coleman. There is disappointment when we didn’t take three points, there is disappointment in the dressing room.”He said the supporters in Paris were magnificent “and kept us going when we needed it”. He added: “The boys are disappointed in the dressing room but they shouldn’t be. They were magnificent today.” O’NEILL SAYS IRELAND ‘UNLUCKY’ AS COLEMAN STARS IN DRAW WITH SWEDEN was last modified: June 13th, 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) Tags:IrelandSwedenlast_img read more

Arsenal legend’s hilarious recollection of Kolo Toure trial

first_img REPLY Most popular football news Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ADVICE silverware MONEY no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every Friday we share a classic talkSPORT clip.Why? A) because it’s funny. B) because it’s basically the weekend already and we can’t be bothered to create anything new.Today’s offering is one of the funniest stories we’ve heard on the radio station (and we’ve heard a few!)It was told by one of the most gifted storytellers in the country – Mr Raymond Parlour – a north London legend no less.It tells the tale of Kolo Toure’s entertaining trial at Arsenal which saw him – somehow – earn a contract with the club.Listen to the brilliant story above.Now, we’re off to the pub… RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img read more

WORLD’S MOST STUNNING COASTAL CHALLENGE LAUNCHED IN BALLYLIFFIN

first_imgIT has been dubbed the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Race’ – and today the organisers of the 2012 Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge announced details of this year’s event.The 10 mile international event which has developed in the two years since the opening attempt in 2010 attracting  close to 500 and is confident of increased participants this Easter Saturday April 7th 2pm.A community event which also willl once again have an interested international dimension with a group already signed up. The project being driven by the local Development Assoc. who in addition to rolling out an opportunity  for local  people  hopes to build the atmosphere for  participants, in an area renowned for its beautiful scenery, world class golf courses, hill walking, surfing, excellent hotels offering special deals for the period –  the complete package for interests over the normally quiet Easter weekend.An added dimension this time round will be a 100m beach run for primary school children – certificates for all and a few Easter eggs.Sunday morning offers a number of led walks from the village . All in all a weekend of activity.Held against the backdrop of the Isle Of Doagh, Lagg, Malin and the local iconic landmark that is Glashedy finishing on Pollan Beach. Run / Walk / Jog this challenge is for all and  now is the time to commit as Race Director and London Olympic Team Manager Patsy Mc Gonagle outlined: “Talk right now after the festive season is of getting fitter, healthier, losing weight etc so why not commit bringing your family and friends on board.”Full dertails on www.visitballyliffin.com on which you will find entry form leaving it in with staff at ballyliffin P O, queries if neccessary at ballyliffincoastalchallenge@gmail.com or help spread the word by logging on to facebook.The race route can be viewed on youtube as can a promo video done for 2011 which gives a flavour – with others on donegaldaily’s Youtube channel.The race which is slowly building a national /international reputation can in 2012 be the best ever, said Patsy.This year’s event also extends an invitation to all voluntary organisations in the Inishowen area and Donegal to use the Coastal challenge as a conduit for raising finance for their club, association etc requiring members getting out there seeking sponsorship which their group then retain. WORLD’S MOST STUNNING COASTAL CHALLENGE LAUNCHED IN BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: January 5th, 2012 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:Ballyliffin coastal challengedonegallast_img read more

Grimes desperate for Game of Thrones role

first_imgLondon, Sep 11 (PTI) Singer Grimes says she is a huge fan of “Game of Thrones” and has offered many times to audition for the fantasy series “numerous times.”The 28-year-old singer is desperate to secure a role in the fantasy drama series but doesnt think bosses of the show will want her because her management have put her forward for an audition many times and theyre starting to get annoyed with her agents perseverance, reported Female First.”I think my management have asked numerous times whether I can audition for the roles. Theyre probably getting annoyed with me!” she said.The sixth season of the popular American drama came to an end three months ago and Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, was “depressed” after the finale.”I am actually quite depressed about it. Like when Harry Potter ended, I was literally depressed about it for seven years,” she said. PTI PSH EMYlast_img read more

Chapecoense crash survivor Alan Ruschel set to return against FC Barcelona

first_imgAlan Ruschel, one of three Chapecoense players to survive the air crash that killed 71 people in Colombia last year, will return to football in the August 7 friendly against Barcelona, his club said on Friday.”Alan’s return marks an important step in his recuperation as well as for the club’s reconstruction,” Chapecoense said in a statement ahead of the match at the Nou Camp.”Considering the importance and magnitude of this game…it was understood to be the ideal occasion for a return.”The plane carrying the Chapecoense squad to the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional crashed into the mountains outside Medellin last November, killing all bar six of the 77 people on board.Left back Ruschel survived, along with defender Neto, while goalkeeper Jakson Follmann had part of his leg amputated.Ruschel spent more than two weeks in hospital following the crash and had surgery on a back injury.last_img read more

Hry BJP unit has been energised by Amit Shahs visit: Anil Vij

first_imgChandigarh, Aug 17 (PTI) The recent three-day visit of BJP chief Amit Shah to Haryana has “energised” the partys state unit, senior Minister Anil Vij said today.He said the programmes given by Amit Shah to the party workers during his visit to Haryana from August 2-4 “are being taken up religiously”.”The state BJP unit has been energised after the visit of Amit Shah ji to Haryana earlier this month. There is new enthusiasm among the workers. Working on the message given by our party chief, our workers have started to further strengthen the party at booth level,” the Health and Sports Minister said here.He said the programmes given by Amit Shah to the party workers during his visit to Haryana from August 2-4 “are being taken up religiously”.”Every worker is putting his full might to see that all programmes which were announced by Shah in different meetings are realised and achieved. Our party presidents main message was that the BJP has to be strengthened at booth level,” he said.With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Shah is travelling across states to strategise and find ways to strengthen the party at the grass-root level. The BJP president had visited Union Territory Chandigarh in May. He visited Haryana from August 2-4.Shah is on a 110-day country-wide tour which began in Jammu in April this year. His tour is in two phases–95 days and 15 days.Vij said that in Haryana, the BJP formed government on its own for the first time after the October 2014 assembly polls.advertisement”People gave us the opportunity to serve them. Now, it is for us to convert that opportunity and trust reposed by the people in us by working hard to make the state our stronghold. This can be realised when we are strong at the booth level,” he said.With BJP government in Haryana led by Manohar Lal Khattar completing its three years in office in October this year, Vij said, “the government is going in the right direction. People are happy with our performance and we are committed to further accelerate the pace of development in the remaining two years”.Asked if there was scope for further improvement, Vij said, “look, scope of improvement should always be there. Amit Shah also said that we should not sit satisfied by thinking that we have achieved all. We have to work in that spirit and think that we can further improve. A satisfied person thinks everything has been achieved and there is nothing more to do, that feeling should never come.”Vij said that one of the main achievements of the government was showing zero tolerance towards corruption and digitalising various citizen delivery services which has brought transparency.About the Health Department, Vij said an estimate is being prepared to see how many hospitals need to be upgraded across the state so that congestion can be cut and better healthcare facilities be provided to people.With some swine flu deaths in neighbouring Punjab and even Chandigarh this season, Vij said every care is being taken to ensure that H1N1 virus is contained.”So far in this season as of August 15, no deaths have been reported. 77 positive cases have been reported so far, and most of the cases are from Hisar and Panchkula districts,” he said. PTI SUN ARKlast_img read more