Beenie Man to vibes up Guardian 5K after party

first_imgThe third staging of the Guardian Group Foundation ‘Keep It Alive’ 5K Night Runs, scheduled for Saturday, November 5 in Kingston and Saturday, November 12 in Montego Bay, promises to be more memorable than in years past.Though the foundation’s main objective of hosting the 5K events is to give back to the health sector by way of purchasing much-needed medical equipment for four of the island’s hospitals – University Hospital of the West Indies, Cornwall Regional Hospital, St Ann’s Bay Hospital and Mandeville Regional Hospital – the foundation also recognises that the overall participants’ experience is critical in ensuring they gain support in the years to come.This year, the featured after- race lyme, which is open only to registrants, will have international dancehall star Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis as the main entertainer at both events. So for only $1200 (individual registration), participants will not only be contributing to a worthwhile cause, but will also be thoroughly entertained.So, grab your friends, family, colleagues and team up, lace up and warm up as you get ready to run, walk or wheel in support of our hospitals.Visit the race website at www.keepitalive5k.com for more details.last_img read more

Bullpups beat Blue Eaglets again, close in on UAAP juniors title

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Quiambao finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds while also helping in containing Sotto in the second half.The 7-foot-2 Sotto still finished with 16 points but needed 15 attempts and made only seven. He did have 15 rebounds and five blocks while Chiu had a fast start but cooled off the last two quarters to tally 12 points and 11 rebounds.NU also clamped down guard Forthsky Padrigao, who had just four points on 2-of-12 shooting from the field with eight turnovers.Padrigao contributed in other areas with six rebounds, eight assists and three steals but Ateneo would need him to score more if it wants to force a deciding Game 3.The Blue Eaglets will also have to limit their turnovers after committing 21 in Game 1.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘No love scenes’ for Marvin Hagler as boxing legend eyes more silver screen action 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines – Top seed National University beat defending champion Ateneo anew, 70-58, to take Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 juniors basketball Finals Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Bullpups drew a balanced offensive effort with six players scoring at least nine points led by Carl Tamayo’s 15 but it was on the defensive end where they really thrived.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments NU coach Goldwin Monteverde said another key for his team was its poise in the second half after a slow first two quarters.“The key is our composure. We were rushing with our execution in the first half and fortunately, we were able to recover in the second half,” said Monteverde, whose squad trailed, 30-25, at the break before outscoring the Blue Eaglets, 28-15, in the third period to turn the tide.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Bullpups improved to 3-0 against the Blue Eagles this season after sweeping them in the elimination round. Game 2 is on Friday with NU looking for its first juniors crown since 2016.Tamayo, who also grabbed 12 rebounds, along with Kevin Quiambao anchored NU’s defense against Ateneo’s towering big men of Kai Sotto and Geo Chiu, who struggled in the crucial stages of the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Johnson echoes call for stakeholder involvement

first_img– as national team learn and train in RioJust after the commencement of the Golden Jaguars’ “Train and Play” camp in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Head Coach Michael Johnson has issued a call for stakeholders in Guyana to get onboard with the Guyana Football Federation’s quest to appear at the 2026 FIFA World Cup.“It’s an opportunity for everyone from Guyana, whether you live in the country, whether you are further afield to get involved,” said Johnson following a session of the ongoing camp. The encampment in Brazil is geared towards preparing the team for the CONCACAF Nations League with the long-term plan of enabling Guyana’s qualification for the 2026 World Cup.As such, Johnson underscored that the vision of participating in the football World Cup eight years from now could not be fulfilled without the support of organisations outside of the GFF. “We need the help of the Government: we all know the pitches could do with some significant investment; grassroots football can do with some significant investment,” he noted.Golden Jaguars Head Coach Michael JohnsonSpeaking on the recently-unveiled “Project 100”, which aims to break Guyana into the top 100 FIFA rankings, Johnson said: “We mean business; we’re not just saying we want to get into the top 100, but we want to be consistent, sustainable and stay there. We want to help the next crop of players coming through.”The former Jamaica national player further elaborated that the aim was not to get to a top 100 ranking and then relax, but rather to continue working on bettering their ranking. “We want to be there for the next 10-15 years; we want to be a powerhouse within the Region; we want to be qualifying for World Cups and see investments coming back into Guyana, but the journey starts now,” the Head Coach said.Johnson is challenging those who believe in the journey to come on board now. “It’s great if we all wait though, anybody can do that, but do you really believe in the message that we as a staff, we as a group of players, (GFF) President (Wayne) Forde, everybody included is saying? We are here because we mean business; we are here in Brazil to work and we will get better. We will qualify for the top 100.“But in the process, we need the Government to back us now, we need the sponsors now to say, listen, I’m going to this journey. We’re saying get involved in the grassroots now, get involved with the infrastructure, you know, how can you help? I really believe that this is a pivotal moment for Guyanese football. We get this right, we’ll be sustainable for the next 10, 15, 20 odd years or so.”The “Train and Play” encampment is said to be going great thus far, with the players having the opportunity to showcase their talent, proving that they are worthy to be part of the programme.last_img read more

Bradley takes over in center for Kotsay

first_imgThe 31-year-old center fielder from Santa Fe High School had back surgery Thursday in Los Angeles and likely will be sidelined for three months. Dr. Robert Watkins termed the procedure to repair a herniated disk successful. “We’ll have to deal with it,” said Bradley, who becomes Oakland’s starting center fielder. “I know he agonized over it the past couple of years. It’s good he’s taking care of it so he doesn’t have to go out and play in pain.” Thomas is scheduled to be a designated hitter in today’s `A’ game against the Houston Astros. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PHOENIX – Milton Bradley felt like he had a kindred spirit in Mark Kotsay. The two Oakland outfielders are next-door neighbors in the Athletics’ clubhouse and are close in other ways, too. “I look in his eyes and I see the same fire I have in my eyes,” Bradley said. “It’s tough not seeing him in there and not playing with on an every day basis.” center_img Kotsay first injured his back running into the outfield wall while with the San Diego Padres in 2003. Kotsay started 96 of the A’s first 111 games through Aug. 6 last year, but the back problem limited him to 25 starts over the final 51 regular-season games. KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Mike Hampton’s comeback took a major blow when the Atlanta Braves pitcher injured his left side during batting practice. He won’t be ready for the start of the regular season. Hampton, starting the seventh season of an eight-year $121 million contract, fell to the ground in pain after a swing, prompting fears that he broke a rib. X-rays were negative and team doctors determined that he strained his left oblique, still a serious injury for a pitcher. DUNEDIN, Fla. – Frank Thomas made his first appearance for the Toronto Blue Jays and went 1 for 3 with an RBI Thursday in a “B” game against Philadelphia. last_img

Eight BCSARA teams in northern British Columbia receive funding

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Eight BCSARA teams in northern British Columbia are receiving $363,000 this year as part of the Province’s $10 million, one-time funding commitments to the BC Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA).The money will go toward training for technical search-and-rescue, personal protective equipment, and other equipment that supports search and rescue teams.The following 8 groups will be getting the funding:Fort Nelson Search and RescueNorth Peace Search and RescueArchipelago Search and RescueAtlin Search and RescueKitimat Search and RescuePrince Rupert Search and RescueStewart Search and RescueTerrace Search and Rescue- Advertisement -Pat Pimm, MLA for Peace River North says the funding is great for those who explore the lovely nature we have but can be unprepared.“British Columbia’s Peace River Region is an incredible place to take in the great outdoors and raise a family, but many areas of our unspoiled wilderness hold inherent risk for those who are unprepared. We will continue to support emergency responders who help mitigate that risk and, in turn, the overall safety of British Columbians.”last_img read more

2 life terms for man who slew elderly couple

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champMiner was arrested in August 2001 on an unrelated offense and made statements implicating himself in the deaths, authorities said. He was charged with murdering the two in January 2004, about a week before he was due to be released from Avenal State Prison in central California. The Laskys, who had been married nearly 53 years, had just returned from a vacation cruise when they were killed. Investigators said Miner, and possibly two other people, entered the couple’s home in the 7200 block of Pomelo Drive after they saw Bertha Lasky leave to go shopping. William Lasky was confronted at knifepoint as the intruders ransacked the home, and his wife was attacked when she returned home some time later. Lasky was stabbed three times in the chest and his wife’s throat was slit, authorities said. Firefighters discovered the victims dead in their master bedroom when they responded to what they believed was a residential fire. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A man who stabbed to death a West Hills couple in their 70s was sentenced today to two consecutive life prison terms without the possibility of parole. Gregory Douglas Miner, 32, was sentenced by Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Barry A. Taylor. Miner was convicted Nov. 29 of first-degree murder for the February 2001 slayings of 76-year-old World War II veteran William Lasky and his 74-year- old wife, Bertha. He also was found guilty of robbery and burglary, along with the special circumstance allegations of murder during the course of a robbery and burglary. last_img read more

WHOPPING €18M GRANTED FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN CO DONEGAL

first_imgA whopping €18,636,662 has been pencilled in for road improvements in Donegal in 2015.The cash injection has been welcomed by Fine Gael TD for Donegal South West, Dinny McGinley.The cash is to be provided for national road improvement and maintenance works in Donegal next year. “Our national road network is a key asset as our economy moves towards recovery and growth. Preserving it will significantly assist and drive economic activity.“€18,636,662 in funding has been made available for improvement and maintenance works in Donegal. This will ensure that the standard of our national road network is preserved and will help the ongoing efforts to improve safety, reduce congestion and increase economic output.“This funding is for national roads. Regional and local road allocations for 2015 will be announced in January.”Minister Joe McHugh also welcomed the announcement. “I welcome the announcement from the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohue, that the National Roads Authority (NRA) will be allocating a total of €18,636,662 for Donegal County Council. This figure includes €4,530,000 under National Primary Improvements; €8,405,000 under the National Secondary improvement; and almost €4,500,000 under both National Primary and Secondary Improvements, with over €500,000 in Maintenance works.“The NRA’s 2015 National Road Allocations, which will provide a total of €184.8 million in funding, will benefit local authorities and communities in Donegal and across the country. Our national road network is an essential part of developing this country’s recovery. This funding is paramount for an area like Donegal, where access to the rest of the country and improvements of existing infrastructure will benefit both people and businesses. This funding will be used for improvement and maintenance works on the existing network and also towards the progression of a number of projects through the design, planning, land acquisition and construction phases.“Earlier this month, the NRA provided details of their three year minor works programme which will be launched next year and the funding announced today will go towards progressing some of these schemes, such as the €4 million towards the N15 Blackburn Bridge Realignment Scheme in Donegal.”WHOPPING €18M GRANTED FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN CO DONEGAL was last modified: December 19th, 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)last_img read more

CELEBRATIONS IN THE ROSSES AS JAMES McCARTHY HELPS WIGAN TO FA CUP FINAL WIN

first_imgJames McCarthyTHERE are celebrations in west Donegal this evening as one of the area’s most famous sons (or grandsons!) helped Wigan upset the odds to win the FA Cup at Wembley.James McCarthy ran the midfield for the relegation-threatened Lancashire club who were 9/1 to beat Man City in the showpiece final.But a Ben Watson goal just before the end – from a Shaun Maloney corner – gave Wigan Athletic the victory. Glasgow-born James, who plays for Ireland, is the grandson of Paddy Coyle from The Rosses.But he won’t have too much time to celebrate – McCarthy’s side need a win against Arsenal on Tuesday in their battle to stay in the Premiership“This is unbelievable! This is some achievement for everyone at this club. We will enjoy tonight then re-focus for Tuesday,” said James after the final whistle.“What a group of boys we’ve got. This is a massive week for the club. We have to put on a show for the last two games of the season, Roberto Martinez has been different class. he plays the way everyone wants to play and he’s magnificent.” We understand a few bookmakers in the county will be crying into their hot chocolate tonight – with one punter in Annagry (with McCarthy connections) having €250 on Wigan to win….netting €2,250. CELEBRATIONS IN THE ROSSES AS JAMES McCARTHY HELPS WIGAN TO FA CUP FINAL WIN was last modified: May 11th, 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:CELEBRATIONS IN THE ROSSES AS JAMES McCARTHY HELPS WIGAN TO FA CUP FINAL WINlast_img read more

FARMER FORCED TO PUT DOWN CALVES IS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

first_imgA Raphoe farmer who was forced to put down two calves after his herd appeared to be malnourished has been found not guilty of cruelty to animals.Letterkenny Court.Ivor Russell appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with the incident at Manorcunningham on October 19th, 2012. Gardai received an anonymous tip-off that cows at Mr Russell’s farm had not been fed and were in a poor state.Garda Denise Cassidy said when they arrived they witnessed a number of cattle who looked unwell and unfed.Three of the 15 calves in the field could not get up and twi of them looked particularly bad.Another 28 calves in the back of the field also appeared to be malnourished, said Garda Cassidy.She said there was no sign of any fee and the field look bare.She contacted the Donegal Animal Hospital and two vets, Gerard Roarty and Aimee Martin, arrived a short time later.Mr Roarty said it was dark when he arrived and he had to use a flashlight to examine the herd.He was forced to utinise two of the calves.Garda Cassidy got the tag numbers of the calves, contacted the Department of Agriculture and found the owner was Ivor Russell of Braehead, Raphoe.When interviewed by Gardai, Mr Russell said he had fed the animals two hours before Gardai arrived and that the calves were suffering from pneumonia.He told Gardai that he had injected some of the calves for pneumonia and said he thought it was unfair that Gardai didn’t look at the calves in daylight.He also added that he agreed there was not a lot of grass in the field but the animals were fed hay and they also got meal twice a day.When cross-examined Dr Roarty said he could not say without a post mortem how the animals died.He also added that pneumonia was a common form of death amongst bull calves.Solicitor Donagh Cleary said he was looking for a direction in the case because it had not been proven that the calves died from malnourishment.Judge Paul Kelly agreed and said that in a criminal case, the case had to be proven beyond all reasonable doubt.He added that there was no evidence before the court that malnutrition was the cause of death of the calves.He dismissed the charge against Mr Russell.FARMER FORCED TO PUT DOWN CALVES IS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS was last modified: March 18th, 2015 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:calvescrueltydonegalIvor RussellRaphoelast_img read more

McConalogue says Fianna Fáil Bill will place Coast Guard on statutory footing

first_imgFianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue says a new bill brought forward by his party will see Coast Guard services protected and enhanced.This will provide a welcome boost for the six units across Co. Donegal – especially the ones without proper facilities.The Irish Coast Guard Authority Bill 2018 brings the Irish Coast Guard in line with other front line emergency services by placing it on a statutory basis and affording it the representation, recognition and protection that it deserves. Deputy McConalogue commented, “The work of the Irish Coast Guard cannot be underestimated.  These men and women go above and beyond to protect our coastline, our coastal communities and the people who use our seas.“Donegal has the longest coastline in the country, making the services our Coast Guard provides even more vital.“Despite the Coast Guard providing blue light services along with the Gardaí, the National Ambulance Service and the Fire Service, it is not protected by statutory legislation.  This means that it is not on an equal footing.Fianna Fáil has long argued for more investment in the Irish Coast Guard. This must be changed and this Bill is designed to do that. “In recent years, the dangers of the job have been highlighted in the most tragic of circumstances with the loss of Rescue 116 and the lives of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy and crew members Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith off the coast of Mayo. We also lost Caitríona Lucas, a volunteer member of Doolin Coast Guard unit.“We must fully recognise the work that our Coast Guard undertakes and allocate them the proper support and resources.  It is a front line emergency service and should be treated as such.  This Bill will ensure that this goal is achieved.”McConalogue says Fianna Fáil Bill will place Coast Guard on statutory footing was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by Chris CannonShare 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:Charlie McConaloguecoast guarddonegalfianna faillast_img read more