Bolt, ‘Shelly’ top Golden Cleats

first_imgThough they weren’t there to collect their male and female awards in person at Saturday night’s sixth annual Scotiabank/JAAA annual Golden Cleats awards ceremony inside the Chinese Benevolent Association building (CBA) on Old Hope Road, track megastars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gushed with pride and expressed gratitude to organisers Scotiabank and Jamaicans, following their wins. The decorated sprinters spoke via video recordings. Sprint king Usain Bolt, who last won the award in 2013, upstaged the big shot putter, O’Dayne Richards, who had won the award in 2014. Bolt won three gold medals at this year’s IAAF World Championships, including the sprint double under trying circumstances due to injuries which limited his training time. “For me it feels great and it makes me want to work even harder,” he said. “What makes this win special for me … it was a tough, trying season with lots of ups and downs. This one means a lot more because I put in a lot of hard work to get back to where I needed to be so I could win this award, so for me it’s a big one,” said Bolt. He thanked his “coach, close teammates, friends and management team … fans, the ones who stood by me through the season. I will try to do my best and try to continue conquering the world and just ‘bigging up’ Jamaica,” he added. Decorated female sprinter, Fraser-Pryce, who outclassed her 100m rivals at the Beijing World Championships’ women’s final, and who also copped the 4×100-metre gold medal, staved off stiff competition from hurdles World champion Danielle Williams and 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson, among others. “Winning the JAAA Golden Cleats Award, it’s a wonderful feeling for me. It shows hard work and just being committed to what I set out to do in the year and being able to accomplish that and being rewarded for that accomplishment is wonderful, so I would like to say thank you to each and every one who voted for me to win this award,” Fraser-Pryce noted. “I will be representing the country to the max.” Among other awardees were veteran MVP track and field coach, Stephen Francis, who is based at the University of Technology, for Coach of the Year, while Outstanding Performance of the Year went to the women’s 4x400m gold medal winning team from the Beijing World Championships. Novlene Williams-Mills, Christine Day, Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Shericka Jackson were the members. The award was collected by Day. The prestigious Howard Aris Award went to Edwin Allen High’s Deamar Gayle, who excelled in a non-traditional event, where he dominated in the discus and shot put at the ISSA Boys and Girls’ Champs, CARIFTA and Pan Am Games. Fifteen-year-old Christopher Taylor took the Best Youth Athlete of the Year Award for his dazzling 45.27 seconds at the World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia, the fastest time ever in his age group. Shanice Love of Excelsior High School won the Scotiabank-sponsored Howard Aris Scholarship, awarded to the Jamaican student-athlete with the top grade point average, and for being a discus bronze medallist at the Junior Pan Am Championships. The scholarship is valued at $250,000. Scotiabank’s vice-president of asset management, Lissant Mitchell, said: “Today we celebrate sport and more importantly our athletes. Let me just say what a pleasure it is to be associated with you. I am sure I speak on behalf of every Jamaican when I say you give me goosebumps every time. Each time you take the track, it is an euphoric experience that stops the entire country and leaves us all in a great frame of mind.” BEST YOUTH ATHLETElast_img read more

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3 Nigerians Booked as ‘Stowaways’ on LPRC Oil Jetty Vessel

first_imgThree Nigerian stowaways were apprehended on Sunday, January 5, by Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) security forces after they attempted boarding a vessel at the LPRC oil jetty.Stanley Jideofor Onyeshinye, 28; Desmond Nnamdi 30; and Prince Nonso Udedike, 30, were arrested by LPRC security officers after the three attempted to board the vessel via canoe.The three Nigerians according to information from the LPRC security, entered into Liberia a week ago, but since they could not locate or get in touch with the person who invited them to the country to work, they decided to stowaway on a vessel at the LPRC oil jetty.The vigilance of the LPRC security officers certainly paid off as they were on the alert to apprehend the trio.The three Nigerians have since being turned over to the security authorities of the National Port Authority and Liberia Maritime Authority in accordance to the International Security Procedure for subsequent interrogation.They were turned over on the same day (Sunday) to the Port Facility Senior Officer (PFSO), Samuel Brisbane, during an exercise that was witnessed by the Director of security at the Liberia Maritime Authority, Ernest Omamo.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Coffee house series taking place at Patch Java

first_imgPatch Java and the Fort St. John Association for Community Living are launching a monthly Coffee House series.The Coffee House series is called Everyone Belongs and will feature the Fort St. John Players along with a featured artist.- Advertisement -The first of the series will begin on March 3 at Patch Java. The first of the featured guests are Bill and Linda Studley who will play a variety of music. Residents are encouraged to come out and enjoy the live entertainment.The Coffee House will begin at 6 p.m. Anyone requiring more information can contact Cory Goodwin at 250-787-9262 ext. 226 or Cynthia Livingstone at 250-786-6837.last_img read more

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Mexico stun World Cup holders Germany

first_img0Shares0000Mexico’s Lozano wheels away in celebration after scoring against Germany in their World Cup Group F opener on July 17, 2018MOSCOW, Russia, Jun 17- Germany’s World Cup defence began with defeat as they were stunned by Mexico in their opening Group F clash on Sunday.Hirving Lozano’s clinical first half finish earned Mexico a shock 1-0 victory. The highly-rated PSV Eindhoven forward struck the winner on 35 minutes after a blistering counter-attack at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as Mexico beat Germany for just the second time in history.Germany’s preparations for the tournament were plagued by poor results and controversy, and their problems were magnified in the Russian capital, leaving their proud record of never being eliminated in the group stage of a World Cup already in danger.Joachim Loew started eight of the nine 2014 World Cup winners in his squad, with Mesut Ozil returning from a knee injury and Manuel Neuer back in goal following his lengthy absence for the Group F clash.Jerome Boateng’s build-up to the finals was also hampered by a groin injury, but the Bayern Munich centre-back was on the alert inside 60 seconds to thrust himself desperately in front of a Lozano effort.A remarkably open start saw Timo Werner sprint in behind the Mexico defence before dragging across the face of goal, while Mats Hummels shot straight at Guillermo Ochoa after a botched clearance.Neuer held well twice in quick succession, first from a long-range Hector Herrera strike and then again to keep out Hector Moreno’s header, as Mexico attacked the Germany backline with regularity.Germany’s preparations for the tournament were plagued by poor results and controversy, and their problems were magnified in the Russian capital, leaving their proud record of never being eliminated in the group stage of a World Cup already in danger.Carlos Salcedo nearly diverted a teasing cross into his own net, while Timo Werner hit tamely at Ochoa when an umarked Julian Draxler appeared the better option.Mexico continued to threaten, Miguel Layun narrowly unable to latch onto a through ball, but their goal arrived 10 minutes before the break as Germany were again sliced apart.After Sami Khedira lost possession, Javier Hernandez triggered a lightning counter before finding a charging Lozano, who cut inside a covering Ozil and lashed low inside Neuer’s near post to spark deafening roars from the sizeable Mexico support.Germany hit back, Toni Kroos rattling the crossbar with a 25-yard free-kick that needed the fingertips of a scrambling Ochoa to keep it out, but Mexico barely clung on to their advantage.Marco Reus was introduced on the hour as Loew sought to invigorate a struggling side, while 39-year-old Rafael Marquez became just the third player to feature at five World Cups as he was brought on the tighten Mexico’s defence.Joshua Kimmich’s acrobatic overhead kick looped onto the roof of the net, with substitute Edson Alvarez then blocking bravely to thwart Draxler.Reus also hammered a volley over from a narrow angle before a frenetic finale saw Julian Brandt, just on for Werner, smack the outside of the post with a thunderous effort from 20 yards.One desperate last attack had Neuer come up for a corner, but a towering header from the veteran Marquez and subsequent claim from Ochoa allowed Mexico to close out an unforgettable triumph.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Sharks looking to replicate Dar form in KPL

first_imgStriker Harrison Mwendwa who struck the decisive goal to beat Bandari 1-0 in last Sunday’s Cup final hopes the team can pick up from that point and ensure the good form continues even into the Premier League where they hope for a maiden title.“We are now used to winning the Cup competitions and I think it is now time for us to try and win the league. We are motivated after winning in Dar es Salaam and now we bring all that hard work to the league,” Mwendwa told Capital Sport.Sharks who are placed fifth in the KPL standings have also not lost this season same as Mathare, but the latter have picked up more wins and sit at the apex with 23 points, nine ahead of fifth placed Sharks.Mathare United players line up for a freekick before a previous Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMathare only managed their first win over Sharks in the second leg of last season when they won 2-1, having picked a 1-1 draw in the first leg.In 2017, Sharks beat Mathare 2-1 and 3-0 in the two meetings in their debut top flight season. With a side that is currently on a roll, Sharks know only too well it will be even tougher despite their motivation.Mathare have dropped points only twice in nine matches and have won three matches on the trot, a run that has made coach Francis Kimanzi believe that they are in some good run and can challenge for the title.“Mentally we are getting stronger and better. The race is still tough and the road is really long. But if you are at round nine with an almost perfect record you feel motivated as a team. We have a good record up to now, and if we can improve it the next two rounds will be better,” Kimanzi stated.He comes up against his prodigy William Muluya who was his understudy at Mathare before he made the big leap to Sharks mid-2016, aiding them to earn promotion to the top tier.William Muluya passes instructions on to his players during a training session at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on January 24, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMuluya has enjoyed instant success at Sharks and led them to their maiden title last year when they clinched the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield title. Will he add on a league title to his decorated hat?Meanwhile, while Sharks battle Mathare at Kasarani, Bandari who they beat to the title in Dar will be at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega taking on Homeboyz, a side in disarray just two days after their head coach Paul Nkata and his assistant were fired over claims of match fixing.Veterans Allan Wanga and Dvaid Juma will handle the team on interim basis over the next two games as they look to steady the ship of a side that’s languishing at 13th in the standings with only two wins off nine matches.Kakamega Homeboyz players Moses Mudavadi (left) and Moses Chikati (right) join Allan Wanga in celebrating during their Kenyan Premier League match against Tusker FC in Nairobi on May 26, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWanga, speaking to Capital Sport says their main aim is to stabilize the ship and get results before the side goes in for a permanent boss in the next few weeks.“It is a tough challenge but the good thing is that we understand each other as teammates and we will work to see the team get results,” Wanga said as he looked on to Wednesday evening’s duel.Bandari might be hugely affected by fatigue having taken the long trip from Mombasa to Kakamega, a distance of almost 850km.But, the dockers will not be deterred as head coach Bernard Mwalala looks to ensure his unbeaten start to the new season remains intact.Meetings between these two sides have always been close calls with only three goals scored over the last five matches played between them. Last season, Homeboyz won the first leg 1-0 in Kakamega before losing by a similar margin in the return tie in Mombasa.Overall, Bandari carries the advantage in head to head over their last eight meetings, winning four and losing two while the remaining games ended in draws. Of the four wins, only one has been at Bukhungu, a 3-2 victory in March 2013.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya shouts out instructions to his players during a training session at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 23, 2019.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 30 – Fresh from winning their maiden SportPesa Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Kariobangi Sharks are thrown straight back into Kenyan Premier League action when they take on league leaders Mathare United at the Kasarani Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.Sharks arrived in the country on Monday evening and held a light session at their Utalii Ground base on Tuesday as they look to continue their form with victory against their ‘slum rivals’ Mathare United.last_img read more

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ERRRR WHAT’S UP DOC?! ANYBODY LOSE A RABBIT?

first_imgAre you hopping mad after losing your pet rabbit in the Letterkenny area?Well, you can stop worrying because we have found him!A kind Donegaldaily.com reader came across Bugsy in the Glencar area overnight and is keeping him nice and safe. As you can see from our picture, Bugsy is white with black ears and a few black spots.And judging by his size, it was well fed with plenty of carrots!If you own Bugsy then send us an email and we will pass them on to the person who is keeping Bugsy safe.  ERRRR WHAT’S UP DOC?! ANYBODY LOSE A RABBIT? was last modified: May 31st, 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:glencarletterkennyRABBITlast_img read more

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‘JAIL THE BANKERS’ PROTEST FOR DONEGAL TOWN

first_imgANGRY Donegal people will take to the streets at lunchtime today to protest over the revelations about Anglo Irish Bank.‘Jail the bankers’ protests’ will also take place in Dublin and Galway.Protest organisers say that the Anglo Tapes – revealed this week by the Irish Independent newspaper – were the final straw and are calling for the government to do more to tackle the bankers. Gerry Bray is behind the protests in Donegal Town at 1 0′clock this afternoon.He says people need to take to the streets to force action.There have been more revelations in the Anglo Tapes scandal on Saturday morning.They show that the Brian Cowen led government refused to shut down Anglo Irish Bank despite warnings from the governments own external advisers, Merril Lynch.In the latest batch of tapes published by the Irish Independent today, former CEO David Drumm is heard telling colleague John Bowe that Merril Lynch had turned against them and branded the troubled bank a basket case.The conversations took place just days before David Drumm lost his job and the bank was nationalised at a cost of 30 billion euro to the Irish taxpayer.‘JAIL THE BANKERS’ PROTEST FOR DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: June 29th, 2013 by cassoscoopShare 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:’JAIL THE BANKERS’ PROTEST FOR DONEGAL TOWNANGLO IRISH BANKGERRY BRAYlast_img read more

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THUNDERSTORMS TODAY BUT NEW HEATWAVE ON THE WAY, SAYS FORECASTER

first_imgMax enjoying Sunshine @ innishinny with Errigal in background! Picture from Patrick Bonner – We could be saying more of this next weekTHE sunshine may have gone for a day at least as forecasters warn of possible thunderstorms over County Donegal today.That’s the bad news out of the way.So here’s the good news – one forecaster reckons another heatwave is on the way later in June. “There will be showers today and a chance of a thunderstorm, rainfalls generally about 5to 15 mm, heavier inland west and northwest,” says Peter O’Donnell from Irish Weather Online.But he says the various models he uses shows that the heatwave could be back as early as next Wednesday.:The trend beyond the 16th should be slowly improving back to warm and dry conditions with continued hints of very warm weather possible by about the 20th to 25th of June.“It still looks this way, and some maps look quite toasty around the middle of next week or a bit later in about nine days from now,” he said. We will have to contend with some showers and heavy rain over Donegal in the mean time – and some strong winds.Wednesday: Breezy, showers clearing to the northeast then some sunny intervals, but another round of showers due later with stronger winds developing by evening from the south veering to westerly by evening. Morning lows 11-13 C and afternoon highs 17-19 C. Another 5 to 10 mm rain in some places. At the moment, I think the heavier rain will tend to stay near the northwest coast and some parts of the south and east could remain in modified drought despite these showers coming and going.THURSDAY … Sunny intervals, reasonably warm although fresher to start in the morning due to brisk westerly winds. Lows 7-10 C and highs 16-20 C.FRIDAY … Increasing cloud, warm. Rain possible especially in Connacht and west Munster by afternoon as winds increase rapidly to SW 50-70 km/hr. Morning lows 7-12 C and highs 17-21 C. THUNDERSTORMS TODAY BUT NEW HEATWAVE ON THE WAY, SAYS FORECASTER was last modified: June 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:donegal daily weatherSAYS FORECASTERTHUNDERSTORMS TODAY BUT NEW HEATWAVE ON THE WAYlast_img read more

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Mack’s defense dominant in win over Red Bluff, places third in AIBT

first_imgArcata >> What a difference a day makes.The McKinleyville Panthers boys basketball team, trailed by one point at the end of the third quarter in Friday’s 49th Annual Jerry Paul Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament semifinal to Montgomery. In the fourth quarter, cold shooting by Mack led to a Montgomery blowout.On Saturday, behind a staunch defense and some excellent shooting, McKinleyville turned a one-point halftime lead in to a blowout 12-point win over the Red Bluff Spartans on …last_img read more

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Khris Davis gets comeback party started, Mike Fiers searching for answers

first_imgARLINGTON, Texas — There are few combinations in baseball that go together quite as well as Khris Davis and Globe Life Park.Khris Davis entered the night with 15 home runs in 27 career games at the stadium. Add another one to the total after Friday night’s 8-6 win over the Texas Rangers.Davis pummeled a first-pitch curveball from Chris Martin over the center-field wall. Like most of them do, the solo home run came at a clutch time in the eighth inning to break a 6-6 tie.“Big shocking event …last_img read more

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