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Mega clash!!! – World’s finest for 100m showdowns at Racers Grand Prix

first_imgA mega men’s 100m contest will take centre stage at the JN Racers Grand Prix track and field athletics meet at the National Stadium on Saturday, June 11. The meet was launched at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel yesterday, and organisers promise a plethora of world stars for the 15-event spectacle. The men’s 100m promises to be a monster clash. The blue-riband event boasts a line-up that can rival any major track and field meet across the globe, with three of the world’s finest sprinters – back-to-back sprint double Olympic and World champion, Usain Bolt; former world 100 metres champion, Yohan Blake; along with the man with the most sub-10 100m in history, Asafa Powell, himself also a former World record holder. “In the men’s 100m, the world’s fastest man (Bolt) will be on show, and he will be up against the second fastest man alive (Blake) and the most decorated sub-10 100m runner, Asafa Powell,” declared Racers Track Club president and head coach, Glen Mills. “Judging from what has been happening, they are all rounding into top shape, and I assure it is going to be thrilling, exciting and a very fast race,” he predicted. Also in the race are 2015 World student games 100 metres winner, Akani Simbine, Nickel Ashmeade, Jason Livermore and Ramon Gittens of Barbados. “We are trying to encourage our Caribbean athletes, so we cater to our Caribbean neighbours,” he added. The female sprint event also boasts an impressive line-up, with sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as the headline act. She will take on World Indoor champion, Barbara Pierre, Carmelita Jeter, Ramona Burchell, Natasha Morrison, Michelle-Lee Ahye and Shelly-Ann Baptiste. “This is also a strong and exclusive line-up for the women’s 100m,” Mills noted. Also, Warren Weir, Rasheed Dwyer, Alando Edward, Miguel Francis, Zharnel Hughes and Wallace Spearmon make up an exciting 200m field. For the women’s equivalent, American Tori Bowie (fastest 100m time this year) and Bahamas star Shaunae Miller will feature. The men’s 400 metres will showcase fast-rising Jamaican quarter-milers Javon Francis and Rusheen McDonald, plus and five other runners who have gone under 45 seconds. The female one-lap event will feature local and international stars such as Christine Day, Natasha Hastings and Anastasia LeRoy. There will be a special 300 metres race, which will be underlined by 2008 Olympic 400m champion, LaShawn Merritt. MEN’S SPRINT HURDLES Hansle Parchment, Jason Richardson and Deuce Carter will headline the men’s sprint hurdles, while Queen Harrison and Megan Simmonds number among the female participants. Meanwhile, Mills expects impressive performances from Jamaican athletes, with the national trials just around the corner. “We are expecting fast times as the athletes are in top form with the (national) trials just a few days away,” he commented. Field events at the meet will be given a special attention. “We want it so designed that the field events are spotlighted, so they (field athletes) too can be motivated by the crowd to put up quality performances,” Mills outlined. The Racers Grand Prix partnered with a number of world renown sport providers such as ESPN and Eurosports to broadcast the meet to Brazil, France, USA, the Middle East, Romania, South Africa and Mexico. Carlene Edwards, sales, promotions and events manager of title sponsors Jamaica National, said they couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring world class athletics to Jamaica. “We have committed our resources to bring some of the world’s greatest athletes to Jamaica and we anticipate the rekindling of old rivalries and new camaraderie,” she said.last_img read more


Security guard gets 5 years for attempted murder

first_img…after victim accepts $300,000 compensation Forty-three-year-old Eon Archibald, a security guard, who, in June 2015, attacked and chopped a man whom he accused of having an affair with his reputed wife was on Thursday jailed for five years by Justice Sandil Kissoon after he offered the victim compensation in the sum of $300,000.Earlier this month, the accused pleaded guilty shortly after the trial admitting to stabbing Duane “Country” Wallace twice with a cutlass at the Pavement View Restaurant and Bar in Georgetown. Before Thursday’s sentencing, Archibald, a father of six, apologised to Wallace, saying he was “confused” at the time.However, the victim told the court via testimony from the witness box that he has not forgiven the defendant, since he nearly lost his life.Justice Kissoon then handed down the sentence, stating that compensation could not excuse Archibald’s actions, even asking the victim if he preferred a jail sentence be imposed rather than accepting the money. Wallace, however, responded that he could not say.The Judge started at a base of 20 years, but deducted time for the offender’s guilty plea; his favourable probation report, his attorney’s plea of mitigation, genuine remorse, the compensation paid, and the ninth months he spent on remand awaiting trial.The defendant was represented by Adrian Thompson. Thompson asked for a suspended sentence, which the court rejected since Archibald never saw Wallace and the woman in a compromising position.last_img read more


Huskies Player of the Week: Nolan Legace

first_imgWhat music do you like?Nolan: “Mostly dance music, pump up for the game; rap usually.”What’s your favourite food?Nolan: “Chicken, usually before the game, or rice.”What do you hope for the future?Nolan: “Right now it’s work and then college, that’s about it.” How long have you been with the Huskies?Nolan: “This would be my second season.”What position do you play?Nolan: “Right-winger.”Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This week’s Huskies Player of the Week is #9 forward Nolan Legace.Each week, a different player from the Huskies will be interviewed.As part of a weekly feature, Nolan was met at the rink to talk about himself and his team effort.- Advertisement -Nolan Legace Facts:Age: 21Height: 5′ 11″Weight: 200 lbs.Shoots: LeftHometown: Fort St. John, B.C.center_img How would you describe your style of play?Nolan: “I like to be physical, like down low in the corners, hold the puck down low, battle hard, and I also like playmaking.”Favourite moment with the Huskies?Nolan: “When we won the championship last year in Peace River.”Favourite hockey team?Nolan: “Pittsburgh Penguins.”Favourite player?Nolan: “Sidney Crosby.”Advertisementlast_img read more


Latin musical group to perform

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Mariachi Jalisco, a popular musical group, will be performing at the Montebello Regional Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., at 6 p.m. May 29. For more information about the free performance, call (323) 722-6551. Theater group to present comedy WHITTIER – The Whittier Community Theater on June 1 will open the first of seven performances of the classic American comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” In the Center Theater at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Under the direction of organist and music director Williametta Spencer, the program will consist of hymns and anthems by Franz Joseph Haydn. For information about the service or the chancel choir, call (562) 692-3748. Hospital to offer event for senors WHITTIER – Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital will offer a free matinee showing for seniors of “The Pursuit of Happiness” at 1:30p.m. June 6 in the Flo & Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. Space is limited and reservations are necessary.. For more information or to make reservations, call (562)698-0811, Ext. 2444. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Performances will be at 8p.m. June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16, with one matinee at 2:30p.m. June 10. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors over 62 and juniors under 18. For reservations and additional information call (562)693-1105. The Ross Hart-George S. Kaufmann play will be produced by Roxie Lee and directed by Candy Beck. It will feature Julie Breihan, Veronique Merrill-Warner, Theresa Wilson, Richard De Vicarilis, Andy Krewsowski, William (Bill) Crisp, Craig D. Smith, R.E. (Bob) Goodwin, Leah Grimsson, Tom Beck, Stephan Williams, Steven Stanley, Randi Tahara, John Francis, Michael Tyler, Sheri Scialla, Nancy Tyler and Richard Frohling. Church to present Haydn program WHITTIER – Whittier Presbyterian Church, 6030 E. El Rancho Drive, will celebrate its Haydn Festival and Choir Recognition at its 10:15 a.m. service Sunday. last_img read more


Football Association suspend Wolves goalkeeper Aaron McCarey for four months

first_img Aaron McCarey 1 The Football Association has suspended Wolves goalkeeper Aaron McCarey for four months after he failed an out-of-competition drug test.McCarey was suspended by the Championship club in May after testing positive for a non-performance enhancing substance.Following the conclusion of an FA hearing this week, the sanction has been backdated to April 21 – the date of the original suspension – with the remaining time suspended for a two-year period.Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told the club’s official website: ”Aaron has maintained all along that he has no idea how the drug entered his system.“Medical and scientific analysis, commissioned by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) on behalf of Aaron, and including a hair follicle test requested by the player himself, also showed that the trace amount was very small and backed up Aaron’s statement.“However, all of our players are aware of the club and the FA’s policy when it comes to substance abuse, and all are responsible for anything which enters their body.“So while we have supported Aaron throughout, both he and the club understand and accept today’s sanction from the FA.”Speaking about his punishment, McCarey, who is now available to be selected for competitive fixtures, said: “I can categorically state I genuinely have no idea how the trace of the drug entered my system.“However, there is no disputing the tests which were carried out and I have accepted full responsibility and I apologise.“This has been a very difficult time for me and my family, and I intend to learn from this experience and improve myself both as a person and as a professional footballer.”last_img read more


Chicano studies department up for vote at Mission College

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“It’s also about respect and a matter of pride in your roots – the desire of students to learn about how the Mexican-American community has contributed to the greatness of our United States.” The petition to break away from the Department of Social Sciences was submitted in April by Professors Jose A. Maldonado and John J. Morales, who have declined in the past to comment. But Felipe Lopez, who formerly chaired the Chicano studies department at East Los Angeles College, said a separate department at Mission would give its professors more autonomy. “You get academic voting rights, the ability to hire for your discipline and have control over that and manage your own funds, resources and computers,” Lopez said. “There’s quite a big difference between a program and a department.” But some faculty at Mission grumble that the move is simply a power-grab by the two Chicano studies professors. Harlan Goldberg, who replaced Morales as chairman of Mission’s social sciences department last summer, circulated a letter to the Faculty Senate last month opposing the creation of a separate department. “Presently, Chicano studies is bloated,” Goldberg wrote. “There are too many classes being offered and many that students cannot use. Our job is not to indoctrinate, our job is to help students think independently, providing them the opportunity to evaluate different ideas.” The proposal was set for a debate at the Faculty Senate’s May meeting, but the discussion was postponed because neither Maldonado nor Morales was present. Maldonado is on stress-related leave, and Morales left shortly after the meeting began to teach a class. Mission will offer 21 sections of six Chicano studies classes this fall; it also offers an associate’s degree in the discipline. According to the petition, Chicano studies ranks fifth among all disciplines at Mission campus and third among the academic disciplines, following English and math, which are required courses. Morales and Maldonado estimate about 740 students took the classes this spring. By comparison, East Los Angeles College, with about 21,000 students, has about 1,500 students enrolled in its Chicano studies department. This fall, Lopez said, it will offer 48 sections of 18 Chicano studies courses. (818) 713-3663160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MISSION HILLS – The Mission Faculty Senate is slated to vote today on a controversial plan to expand the Chicano studies discipline into its own department. Proponents say creating a separate Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies would improve recruitment and retention at the 7,300-student campus, which is nearly 70 percent Latino. “The Senate uses phrases like `The college is in economic trouble if we don’t make our numbers,’ and funding has to do with the number of students who eventually enroll,” said Jose Luis Ramirez, a Mission counselor who supports making Chicano studies its own department. “It would be ironic if a program with over 700 students, which could be used to outreach to local high schools, does not gain its independence as a department. last_img

Europa League third qualifying round: Full schedule and fixtures

first_img Getty How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 2 FOOTBALL LATEST highlights How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 2 Dyche’s Burnley are on their way to Turkey gameday Atletico Madrid celebrate their Europa League triumph Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? center_img NEW ERA Mariupol vs BordeauxOlimpija Ljubljana vs HJK HelsinkiPyunik vs Maccabi Tel-AvivRangers vs NK MariborRB Leipzig vs Universitatea CraiovaSarpsborg 08 vs HNK RijekaSevilla vs ZalgirisSheriff Tiraspol vs Valur ReykjavikSK Sturm Graz vs AEK LarnacaSlovan Bratislava vs Rapid ViennaSpartak Subotica vs Brondby IFSpartaks Jurmala vs SuduvaThe New Saints vs FC MidtjyllandTorpedo Kutaisi vs KukesiVitesse  vs FC BaselSigma Olomouc vs Kairat AlmatyIstanbul Basaksehir vs BurnleyOlympiakos vs LuzernZorya Luhansk vs Sporting Braga Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Getty ALTERED Rangers, Hibs and Burnley are flying the flag in the Europa League.With the third qualifying round fixtures now decided, the games will be played on August 9th and 16th to see who progresses through to the playoffs. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible xi Europa League third qualifying round fixturesThe first legs are set for the evening of Thursday, August 9.Alashkert vs CFR ClujApollon Limassol vs Dinamo BrestAS Trencin vs FeyenoordBesiktas vs LASKCork City vs RosenborgCSKA Sofia vs FC CopenhagenDinamo Minsk vs Zenit St PetersburgFC Nordsjaelland vs Partizan BelgradeFC Ufa vs Progres NiederkornHajduk Split vs Steaua BucharestHapoel Be’er Sheva vs Apoel NicosiaHapoel Haifa vs AtalantaHibernian vs MoldeJagiellonia Bialystok vs KAA GentKRC Genk vs Lech PoznanLegia Warsaw vs F91 DudelangeLudogorets Razgrad vs Zrinjski Mostar who plays? last_img read more



first_imgMaria Doherty 21, from Clonmany has been dubbed the luckiest girl in Ireland after scooping €374,695,84 on just her third day of work.Maria was part of a syndicate of thirteen employees at Forward Emphasis in Malin Head who between them won a staggering €4,871,046.However, Maria only started her job on Monday, and entered the syndicate for the very first time yesterday!! A delighted Maria told Donegal Daily, “I just can’t believe it, I only started the job on Monday and didn’t expect my first pay cheque until next month.“But, I’m getting paid after just three days work, and I’m getting an amount I’d have to work for 25 years to get, she laughed.Maria also admitted that if she hadn’t the correct €2 change to enter, she probably wouldn’t have bothered, as she never regularly does the lotto or scratch card quick picks.“When they asked me did I want to enter, I said yeah sure why not, I never in my wildest dreams expected to win it, and if I didn’t have the €2 on me, I probably wouldn’t have done it, as I don’t regularly do the lotto at all. “Thank god I did it though, I just can’t believe it, I’m struggling to take it all in. It’s a life changing amount of money.Cockhill Celtic star James Bradley was also part of the syndicate and he was absolutely over the moon.He told Donegal Daily, “Let’s hope it’s a treble for Donegal now, the lotto, and a double for the Minors and Seniors on Sunday.“It’s just an unbelievable feeling, Donal O’Brien will probably be looking for me to reinvest in our squad for next season!!The thirteen lucky lotto winners were James Bradley, Liam Bradley, Linda McKinley, Anna McKinney, Patricia Quigley, Marion McCauley, Helen Doherty, Maria Doherty, Anne-Marie Jordan, Amanda McFadden, Marie McLaughlin, Kelly McMonagle and Claire McElhinney. LUCKY LOTTO WINNERS NOW BACKING DONEGAL FOR SAM! was last modified: September 19th, 2014 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)last_img read more


All systems go for 2018 Donegal Half Marathon and Team Challenge Cup

first_imgThe Donegal Half Marathon and Team Challenge Cup gets underway on Sunday-week, 19th August.The Donegal Half Marathon will welcome competitors from across Donegal and beyond to Letterkenny for the annual sporting event.The Donegal Half Marathon and Team Challenge Cup takes place on Sunday 19th August and online registration closes on Friday 17th. Pictured at the launch earlier this year are Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh along with Donegal Half Marathon committee members Ciaran Martin, Dessie Larkin and Danny McDaid. Also pictured is Cillian Martin. Find out more at Pic: Declan Doherty. The Donegal Half Marathon is ideal for runners who are preparing for the Dublin Marathon later this year, while the Team Challenge Cup opens up the event to beginner 5k and 10k runners. Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural Children’s 1k Fun Run in conjunction with Donegal Sports Partnership,  the event returns again this year. Children of all ages are invited to come along and enjoy the fun family atmosphere. Children can register on the morning of the event from 9am at the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny and entry is free. The three categories are age 6–9, 10–13 and 14–16 and parents and guardians are asked to accompany younger age groups.Looking forward to this year’s race, Dessie Larkin, Chairperson of the Donegal Half Marathon said: “We’ve been working hard behind the scenes over the last few months and we’re looking forward to another great event on Sunday 19th. “This year, we’ve moved to a half marathon event but we’re expecting big entries for both the main event and the Team Challenge Cup. “ The Team Challenge Cup is ideal for anyone who is comfortable with running 5k and since it first launched, businesses, charities and groups have done the event to raise funds which is great. There’s still time to register online so if you’re on the fence, now is the time to get booking for a great event!”Meanwhile, the Donegal Half Marathon and Donegal Volunteer Centre will host a Volunteer Evening tonight (Wednesday 8th) at 7pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. Organisers are encouraging as many people as possible to help out and Dessie Larkin says the information evening is a great opportunity to see what roles are available:“The Donegal Half Marathon relies on the help of volunteers every year to ensure the smooth running of the event and without them, we wouldn’t be able to run it; so huge thanks to everyone who gave their time over the last few years. “If you’re available on the weekend of the half marathon to help out at the various stations, come along to the Volunteer Evening this evening to find out more. There’s loads of jobs on both Saturday 18th or Sunday 19th August. “The Donegal Half Marathon also relies heavily on the support and sponsorship of local businesses and organisations. These businesses don’t get enough credit for all their support so huge thanks to our sponsors Watson Hire, Optum Ireland, Kelly’s Toyota, Hegarty’s Ford, Value Centre, Highland Bakery, Diver’s Hyundai and Radisson Blu Letterkenny who kindly sponsored the volunteer evening.” Online registrations close on Friday, 17th August and runners and walkers can register for the half marathon and team challenge cup on Saturday 18th August at the Aura Leisure Centre. Details of race pack collection will be available on the Donegal Half Marathon social media channels in the coming days.All systems go for 2018 Donegal Half Marathon and Team Challenge Cup was last modified: August 8th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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


San Jose Giants manager Bill Hayes resigns in the middle of the season

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceWith six weeks left in their season, the Single-A San Jose Giants have a new manager.The Giants tabbed Hector Borg, 34, to lead a club featuring the two top prospects –Joey Bart and Heliot Ramos– in the organization’s farm system after the abrupt resignation of first-year manager Bill Hayes.Hayes was selected to lead the Single-A Giants this season after spending last season as a minor league catching coordinator. …last_img