Three coaches to watch in 2017

first_imgWHEN the 2017 high school track and field season gets underway on Saturday with the staging of the Pure Water JC Invitational and the First Chance meet at Herbert Morrison High in Montego Bay, most attention will be focused on Jamaica College.Three boys teams – St Jago High, Wolmer’s Boys and St George’s College – will be in the spotlight. All three have first-time head coaches.At the start of the New Year, the big question on the minds of many in track and field is, which of these coaches will make the biggest impact?Orville Byfield who not too long ago had a two-year stint at Kingston College as head coach will be the man in charge at St George’s. Danny Hawthorne will call the shots at Wolmer’s Boys while Rhansome Edwards will have his first stint at St Jago. He replaces Hawthorne.big differenceOf the three, Hawthorne is the most experienced and most successful. He has produced the likes of Olympians Yohan Blake, Nickel Ashmeade and Nathon Allen at St Jago and his presence should make a big difference at the Heroes Circle-based Wolmer’s. At their recent holiday camp they had as many as 80 boys in training.Hawthorne is looking forward to the new challenge with great optimism.”I am very pleased with the all round support so far from the institution as it has been a great reception from all angles and the boys are excited and enthusiastic and I am hoping to help to bring back the school at the top,” he said.For Edwards who had stints at Bridgeport High and Vere Technical in the past, the pressure is on. It will not be that easy to top or even equal Hawthorne’s work. He will be under the microscope but fortunately for him many of the young athletes Hawthorne brought to the fore are still in the programme.It will also be difficult for Byfield to do well at a school which is more friendly to football. St George’s has, however, produced several very good track and field athletes over the years and Byfield will surely not be under the same pressure he had at KC, from past students and others, to do well immediately.last_img read more

Bayern batter Arsenal – Real Madrid overpower Napoli in exciting clash

first_img But it was all Bayern for the second half, after Arsenal lost central defender Koscielny in the 49th minute. Robben and Philipp Lahm combined on the right ring, the latter producing an inviting cross for Lewandowski to rise above two defenders and head inside the right post in the 53rd. The Poland striker produced a brilliant back-heeled flick to send Thiago through to score another three minutes later. Bayern had a host of chances thereafter, first through Lewandowski, who struck the crossbar after rounding the ‘keeper, then through Robben, who was blocked by Kieran Gibbs, illegally according to the Bayern players, who demanded a penalty. The claims were forgotten when Thiago grabbed his second, minutes later, with a deflected shot after a corner, before Mueller completed the rout two minutes after he came on in the 86th. MUNICH, Germany (AP): Bayern Munich answered their critics with a comprehensive 5-1 rout of Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League clash to put one foot in the quarter-finals yesterday. In the other game played yesterday, holders Real Madrid rallied to beat Napoli 3-1 in Spain to set up an interesting second leg in Naples. Thiago Alcantara struck twice in a superb performance for Bayern Munich, while Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski and substitute Thomas Mueller scored the other goals. Arsenal now face what seems a near-impossible task in the second leg of the Round of 16 on March 7, despite a first-half equaliser from Alexis Sanchez. Bayern had been unconvincing in their five games since the winter break, looking tired and lacking the dominance they displayed at the start of the season. But the home side soon took control of the game. There was little Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina could do to stop Robben from opening the scoring in the 11th minute. Given too much space, the Dutchman cut inside as he’s done so often before and let fly with a shot that went in off the underside of the bar. Bayern dominated and it looked only a matter of time before the home side would add to its tally. Instead, Arsenal were given a lifeline when Lewandowski took down Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny and the referee awarded the penalty before the half-hour mark. Amid deafening whistles from the home fans, Manuel Neuer saved Sanchez’ weak spot kick and Sanchez then missed the rebound but the Chilean cut the Bayern fans’ cheers short when he prodded in at the third attempt. Suddenly, the momentum was with Arsenal. Granit Xhaka should have scored when he shot straight at Neuer, and Mesut Ozil might have made it 2-1 at the break, only for Neuer to come to Bayern’s rescue again. SECOND HALFlast_img read more

ExxonMobil, Tanks-A-Lot donate school supplies to Lusignan Primary

first_imgMore than 100 students of the Lusignan Primary School benefited from a donation made by an American-based company and contractor of ExxonMobil (Guyana) on Tuesday.Tanks-A-Lot Inc has been the sole distributor of oil and gas tanks to ExxonMobil for a number of years.According to President of the company AJ Cannata, the company in itself is thankful to work with Guyana and therefore saw it fitting to give back to the youths of the community.President of Tanks-A-lot Inc, AJ Cannata distributing school bags on Tuesday at the Lusignan Primary School“We appreciate the opportunity to work with the community… and as a result we want to give back to these students. We chose the Lusignan Primary because one of our employees, Jai Kissoon, attended this very school and as such we would want to make an impact in these children’s lives,” Cannata said.ExxonMobil Communications Advisor, Nickolas Yearwood noted that ExxonMobil is very pleased with this initiative and hopes other companies will come on board.“ExxonMobil Guyana is very proud to work with contractors like Tanks-A-Lot who chose to give back to the Guyanese communities and we are very happy to participate in this activity and we welcome these initiatives.”Tanks-A-Lot Inc was formed in May 1995 for the purposes of serving the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico.The company has evolved to become a leading provider of Cargo Carrying Units in the Gulf of Mexico and abroad with a diverse fleet and dedicated staff that can provide units for any material handling application in the offshore environment.last_img read more

North Peace Bantam/Midget Black Sox Comeback Victory Against Dawson Creek

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Minor Baseball’s Bantam/Midget team had a bit of a close call this past weekend.The Black Sox played at Kin Park on Friday night against Dawson Creek. Things weren’t looking good for the team, which trailed against Dawson to start the game. However, the Black Sox rallied back in the 6th inning, eventually finishing the comeback to win the game 13-12.The Pee Wee Black Sox weren’t able to enjoy the same success as their older cohorts against Dawson Creek on Saturday, as their double-header was rained out. The Pee Wees will be heading to Dawson this coming Sunday for a pair of games.- Advertisement -On Monday night, eight of the Major teams were in action. Re/Max kept a hold of first place in the division with a 9-1 win against Cecil Lake. TCL stayed in 2nd place with a 5-and-2 record after winning their game against Strad Energy Services 13-6. Pimm’s Production beat World Gym 10-7, while Baron Oilfield bested Ernie’s Sports in a close 7-6 ball game.The North Peace Bantam/Midgets in action against Dawson Creek on Friday, May 27th. Photo credit: Forrest LiddicoatThe North Peace Bantam/Midgets in action against Dawson Creek on Friday, May 27th. Photo credit: Forrest Liddicoatlast_img read more

Police beef up presence after high school brawl

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HAWTHORNE – Police boosted patrols Friday in and around Hawthorne High School to prevent a new outbreak of violence a day after a brawl involving dozens of students, officials said. No new disturbances occurred, said Superintendent Cheryl White of the Centinela Valley Union High School District. She said Thursday’s incident was out of the norm. One male student was arrested Thursday for felony assault on an officer and brought to Eastlake Juvenile Hall, said police Capt. John Beerling. Twenty-five other students were cited and released, he said. Police and school officials said the brawl was gang related and may have been caused by tensions between Latino and Tongan students. The violence was quelled by officers in riot helmets who used pepper spray and carried shotguns that fire bean bag rounds, officials said. – Associated Presslast_img read more

Salah favourite to complete awards hat-trick

first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah, pictured in November 2017, is the Premier League’s top scorer with 13 goalsACCRA, Ghana, Jan 3 – Liverpool star Mohamed Salah hopes to add the African Player of the Year award in Ghana Thursday to his rapidly expanding collection of individual honours.The Egyptian, scorer of 23 goals in all competitions midway through his first season at Anfield, has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year and Arab Player of the Year. Salah, Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund and Gabon are the contenders for the highest African individual football honour.The scoring feats of Salah have installed him as the public and media favourite to succeed Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City as the number one African footballer.“I want to be the best Egyptian footballer ever,” said Salah after receiving the BBC award last month.Since arriving at Liverpool from Roma in the close-season, Mohamed Salah has already scored 10 times, including four in his last three appearances“When I came to Liverpool I hoped to show everyone my abilities. I scored a lot of goals with Roma and am very happy being successful at Liverpool.”Salah also starred for Egypt, scoring five of the goals that qualified his country for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after a 28-year absence from the global showpiece.Mane will also be in Russia next June, adding abundant creativity to a physically formidable Senegal side.Gabon did not qualify and Aubameyang shunned several World Cup call-ups, a fact that could count against him.Salah and Mane will leave Accra soon after the awards ceremony as Liverpool have a Friday night FA Cup third-round derby date with Everton.Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen KloppHowever, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did not hesitate to release his African duo for the Accra ceremony, which will include six other awards.“It is a sign of respect,” he told reporters in Liverpool. “We sleep in a hotel and they sleep in a plane. That is the only difference.”Salah is a doubt for the Merseyside showdown, though, having missed the English Premier League victory at Burnley this week owing to a groin strain.Should Salah be named Player of the Year, he will be only the second Egyptian after 1983 winner Mahmoud al Khatib to hoist the symbol of individual brilliance.Mohammed Salah poses with his BBC AFOTY award at Liverpool’s training ground in Melwood. PHOTO/BBCIt would be the first time since 1986 that north Africans have won successive editions of the poll, which this year involved national coaches, journalists, officials and the public.Morocco midfielder Mohamed Timoumi was the 1985 winner, followed by compatriot Badou Zaki, one of two goalkeepers to be voted the best African footballer.Footballers from the west of the continent have dominated recently with Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon and Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast each winning four times.While Salah has made the top three for the first time, prolific Bundesliga scorer Aubameyang finished first once and second twice in the past three award ceremonies.Mane came third last season, but his valuable input for Liverpool has been overshadowed by Salah, second in the Premier League scorers’ charts behind Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

CRACKING CHRISTMAS PARTY LINE-UP AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgPromoted Post – Christmas 2014, Sounds Cracker @ The Mount Errigal!If You’ve been with us before, so you’ll understand that the Mount Errigal Hotel is renowned for the best party atmosphere in the North West of Ireland, attracting corporate groups from all across Ireland and the UK, bringing you the best possible bands! Every year, our party nights sell out within weeks of sale release, which is why we want to give you first refusal, while most dates are still available.Enjoy a warm welcome by our party hosts, a Bellini Cocktail by the lobby fire, a 4 course Josper Steak Gourmet Meal, Live Big Band & Disco by Donegal’s best DJ, John Bosco. Ticket B&B €80pps, or ticket only €40pp.12th & 13th Dec, Direct from London’s West End, Abba Reunion, celebrating Abba’s 40 years of flares, fame and fabulousness!19th & 20th Dec, Award winning 6 Piece big band, The Bentley Boys! They’ve played with Amy Winehouse, Pj Harvey, Imelda May, Van Morrison and Mariah Carey to name but a few – They will blow off the roof, with their full brass section!Give us a bell today, pencil in your date and have confidence, that you’ve booked the best! The Mount Errigal Hotel – The Place you’d rather be!More Details herehttp://www.mounterrigal.com/files/hotel/downloads/Mount_Errigal_Xmas_2014.pdf  CRACKING CHRISTMAS PARTY LINE-UP AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: October 8th, 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:AbbaChristmas PartyletterkennyMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

GAA: WEEKEND RESULTS ROUND-UP

first_imgYou can send your results, pictures, reports or club news to info@donegaldaily.com  McGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Bundoran0 – 141 – 14MacCumhaillsBrian McCormack Sports Division 1 St Michaels0 – 111 – 6St EunansMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Glenfin0 – 100 – 8Naomh Brid Cloughaneely0 – 110 – 6Naomh MhuireBrian McCormack Sports Division 1 Naomh Conaill1 – 170 – 6GlenswillyMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Reserve Cloughaneely4 – 100 – 5Naomh Mhuire Bundoran1 – 60 – 11MacCumhaillsBrian McCormack Sports Division 1 Reserve Gaoth Dobhair2 – 82 – 10KilcarMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Reserve Malin1 – 80 – 8KillybegsBrian McCormack Sports Division 1 Reserve Naomh Conaill1 – 81 – 4GlenswillyMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Reserve Glenfin1 – 62 – 11Naomh BridBrian McCormack Sports Division 1 Reserve St Michaels0 – 90 – 8St EunansMarley Coach Hire Division 4 Convoy2 – 111 – 7MovilleCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Red Hughs1 – 113 – 6CarndonaghMarley Coach Hire Division 5 St Eunans0 – 90 – 7GlenfinCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Naomh Naille1 – 111 – 7UrrisMarley Coach Hire Division 4 Naomh Ultan1 – 103 – 9Letterkenny GaelsCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Buncrana0 – 110 – 12Naomh ColumbaBrian McCormack Sports Division 1 Ardara0 – 110 – 10FourmastersMarley Coach Hire Division 4 Naomh Colmcille3 – 160 – 6Milford Robert Emmets0 – 121 – 8Na RossaCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Burt0 – 51 – 5TermonMarley Coach Hire Division 5 St Michaels0 – 42 – 13GlenswillyCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Reserve Naomh Naille2 – 72 – 8UrrisBrian McCormack Sports Division 1 Reserve Ardara1 – 42 – 10FourmastersMarley Coach Hire Division 4 Reserve Convoy2 – 100 – 4MovilleCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Reserve Burt0 – 90 – 7TermonGAA: WEEKEND RESULTS ROUND-UP was last modified: April 15th, 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:GAA: WEEKEND RESULTS ROUND-UPlast_img read more

FAI CUP: LETTERKENNY ROVERS FACE DUNBOYNE AFC IN NATIONAL CUP

first_imgSOCCER: The club have a big away day this Sunday when Eamon McConigley takes his side to Co Meath to play Dunboyne in the FAI Intermediate Cup. Kick off at Summerhill Road is at 2pm.The seniors drew 2-2 against Derry City Reserves at Leckview on Sunday last with Darren McElwaine getting both goals for Rovers.The club are organising a coach to the game and any supporters wishing to travel are welcome and if interested feel free to contact any committee member.Our Youths are also in FAI National Youth Cup action this weekend when they travel to play Swilly Rovers on Saturday. Kick off in that one is 130pm.The u19s finished their LOI season on Saturday last losing out to Derry City 2-0. The club would like to thank everyone for their efforts throughout the campaign.The club was well represented in a playing and non-playing capacity under manager Eamon McConigley with the Donegal Youth League side which drew 0-0 with Mayo in Castlebar.  Well done to everyone involved and lets hope progression can be secured to the next phase in the next group game.There was no competitive schoolboys action last week but its back this weekend with the u12 Rovers facing Milford on Saturday at Leckview at 1030am while on Sunday the u12 Crusaders face Keadue in a top of the table clash also at Leckview at 1015am.The u14 Crusaders are away to Keadue on Saturday at 1145am while the u14 United are at Ballyraine at 1130am on Sunday.Mini Lotto numbers this week are 1-6-13-16.2 people matched 3 numbers and receive 40 euro each.Vincent Cassidy and Robert Stewart the lucky winners.Next weeks jackpot is €3050Bingo continues on Thursday nights in the Station House Hotel on Thursday night. Snowball is €1600 on 45 numbers or less. FAI CUP: LETTERKENNY ROVERS FACE DUNBOYNE AFC IN NATIONAL CUP was last modified: November 24th, 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:soccerSportlast_img read more

Guard reporter recalls close Guard unit he trained with, now hard hit in Iraq

first_imgALBANY, Ga. (AP) Years before the citizen-soldiers of Georgia’s 48th Infantry Brigade began patrolling the deadly roads of Iraq, they nabbed me as a possible spy. They marched me around at gunpoint, but in the end I was able to convince them I was only a nosey reporter – a staff sergeant, on National Guard duty like they were. The experience is one of the memories I have of covering the 48th from 1984 when the brigade’s current commander, Brig. Gen. Stewart Rodeheaver, was just a captain until I retired from the Georgia Army National Guard in 2002. People join the National Guard for various reasons: patriotism, a desire to serve their country, technical training, educational benefits, a spirit of adventure and, sometimes, all of the above. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But a major reason they stay in the 48th Brigade is camaraderie. The close bonds have intensified brigade members’ grief over the loss of 18 of their comrades in Iraq since June, including 11 during back-to-back roadside bombings over a bloody 11 days in July and August. The death of a soldier is hard enough on active-duty units, whose members can come from everywhere. But in the case of a Guard unit, it can mean the loss of a childhood playmate, a high-school chum, a best friend, or even a relative. I remember the brigade soldiers as hearty, resourceful good ‘ol boys who were most comfortable in Georgia’s forests and swamps where many hunted deer or wild hogs all their lives. Many hailed from small towns all over the state Dalton in the northwest, famous for carpets; Fort Valley in the center, known for peaches; and Reidsville and Vidalia in the southeast, renowned for sweet onions. In the ’80s, some would report for annual training with their pickup beds loaded with watermelons or onions to share with the other brigade members. Those who arrived early hosted fish fries before the multitudes rolled into Fort Stewart, near Savannah. The arrival of the 4,000-member brigade, Georgia’s largest Guard unit, was the top training event of the year. It united people from all backgrounds, from big-city attorneys to farmers to loggers to factory workers, in a common purpose: being prepared for combat if the nation called. While their camps may have begun with the affability of a family reunion, the Guardsmen quickly got down to the serious business of training for war. After a day or so of preparation, they’d gun the engines of their M-1 tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and Humvees and disappear down the tank trails that crisscross the 280,000-acre Army post. My unit, the 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment of Atlanta, often attended annual training with the brigade, although we were not part of the 48th. We reported on the brigade’s training for hometown newspapers and radio stations. A few months after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, the brigade was mobilized for the Gulf War and sent to Fort Irwin, Calif., for 56 grueling days of training. My unit was also mobilized and tagged along to publish a weekly newspaper for the 48th. By the time the brigade was declared combat ready, the short ground war had ended. The soldiers returned to Georgia disappointed, but were welcomed back with parades and ceremonies in their hometowns. In 1996, the brigade returned to Fort Irwin and that’s when I was captured. As a part of an exercise, the brigade soldiers were warned to watch out for provocateurs and spies, even some posing as reporters, sent by the fictitious nation of Krasnovia. Six members of my outfit were assigned to cover the training. Soldiers of the 48th viewed us as potential spies, or at least as people who could get them chewed out for being gullible. They refused interviews and balked at posing for photos. We persisted, but to no avail. Finally, their first sergeant happened by and I unleashed a string of insults. “Hey, he can’t talk to our first sergeant that way,” one of them said. The next thing I knew, six of them were marching me at gunpoint to a mission control center to find out who I really was friend or foe. As we entered the building, I held up my hands in a surrender pose, clutching my notepad. We all broke into laughter, even my captors, who had been deadly serious until then. Now even my old unit is headed for Iraq. I hope they make it back safely. Associated Press correspondent Elliott Minor was a Georgia Army National Guard reporter who covered the 48th Infantry Brigade from 1984 to 2002. The 48th Brigade has lost 18 of its members in Iraq since June. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more