‘Love-ly’ end to Champs career

first_imgExcelsior High and Jamaica female shot put and discus star, Shanice Love, had a dream to end her Champs career with gold and the shot put or discus record. On yesterday’s second day of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships, Love recovered from two early bad throws to take the Class One discus with 52.73 metres, more than 10 metres farther than second-place Devia Brown of Hydel High, 42.76m. St Jago’s Tracey-Ann Simms was third with 41.52m. “This is my last Champs and I really wanted to make my mark and I did,” Love told The Gleaner. “I am very pleased with Champs (career), my God, I am so excited. I don’t know what to say, my teammates are happy for me, so too my mom, my dad and my coach.” Love admitted that she was a little unsettled at the start of the event, after messing up her first two attempts. “My two throws in the first round were bad, so I had to get in a standing throw. After that I decided I am going for it and when I say I am going for it and I go for it,” she said. “Nervousness caused the first one, but I forgot about it. The second throw was too early, I was an anxious throw, but I decided to go for it. I went into the final in second place but decided I was not staying in second, that I am going for first place,” she continued. ” I was very confident with my coach by my side and my teammates supporting me,” she said. – L. Slast_img read more

Baniqued caps off fruitful IronKids stint with tightest triumph yet

first_imgBaniqued was tested like never before, with fellow upstart triathletes hot on his heels from the get-go.The 14-year-old had a crowd with him after finishing the swim course in 5:55, but slowly gained a bit of a lead with his 17:51 time in the bike course to establish a lead against contenders Clifford Pusing and Adrian Thomas Dionisio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’What he didn’t expect was a huge fightback from Joseff Miguel Quirino, who made up for a one-minute differential and gave Baniqued a run for his money with the photo finish ending.Still, Baniqued gained the edge by a mere millisecond for a time of 38:50. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Ginebra halts NLEX’s unbeaten run ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Juan Francisco Baniqued. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Bidding the IronKids goodbye, Juan Francisco Baniqued knows that he’s leaving the 14-and-under circuit in good hands.“My career was very good. It was very fun and I’m very happy to be part of the IronKids,” he said Saturday morning after claiming his fourth win in the 2017 Alaska IronKids at Shangri-La Mactan here.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES View comments “It was a very close competition all throughout. Knowing that it’s a close fight, I knew I had to have a little more energy for the finish because if it’s close, I knew I have to sprint. But I was confident because of my training and I had enough trust on myself that I can win,” he said.Seeing how his fellow competitors have closed the gap, Baniqued noted that the tight ending in three of the past four IronKids is a good indication for the youth.And as he moves on to new endeavors, the four-time IronKids champion gave a word of advice to his fellow upstarts.“Never underestimate your competitors. You just have to continue training because if you stop, they will catch up to you,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

LEEWARG Calls for Responsible Post-Elections Media Reporting

first_imgAmb. Tunde Ajisomo (center) reading the group’s press statement.Presents its first post-elections preliminary findingsThe Liberia Elections Early Warning and Response Group (LEEWARG) has called on the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to ensure that media practitioners in the country uphold the ethics of the profession in this crucial electoral period and going forward if peace is to be maintained.Addressing journalists over the weekend at its second post-elections press conference on its preliminary findings before and during the October polls, the chairman of LEEWARG, ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia, Tunde O. Ajisomo, said while it is a good thing to have press freedom, the responsibilities associated with that freedom should not be abused; and most importantly, must not neglect the need to protect the hard-earned peace.“The Press Union of Liberia should ensure that media institutions maintain its code of ethics in providing the public credible information on the electoral processes and avoid bias and sensationalism in their reportage. This will help avoid ethical transgression that may inflame electoral violence,” he said.Making reference to what happened at the Calvary Chapel Mission School precinct in Paynesville, Montserrado District #6, Amb. Ajisomo said journalists who visited that voting center nearly “let heaven lose” based on their inflammatory reportage about happenings as the polling went on.“Those journalists who were in huge numbers, over-reported about the electoral irregularities such as late arrival of ballots, incompetence of some polling staff, among others that unfolded,” he said, adding that it is about time the PUL becomes proactive in monitoring the operations of media houses and their employees who report from the field.Touching on his organization’s electoral findings, he said inasmuch as there were challenges, the general atmosphere of the polls was peaceful.He explained that his organization’s key observations on the electoral process include, but are not limited to, “voting done on October 11 in Saygbeken, Debepo, Sinoe electoral District #2 instead of the previous day due to the late arrival of elections materials.”“Challenges with voter registration card matching with final registration roll (FRR) at many centers led to the discouragement of voters. In the case of Margibi County, Rock Church Community, District #1, including other areas, people left the polling centers because they were told that their names were not on the FRR and therefore they could not vote,” Amb. Ajisomo noted.He added that in Korduah community of Buchanan, Grand Bassa electoral District #3, a precinct center was relocated to a new vicinity without the knowledge of those who were to vote there, thereby creating tension after the relocation was discovered by a few voters.He named Grand Gedeh District #1, Gbarpolu District #1 and Montserrado Districts #6 and 17 as areas where challenges were identified because of the polling staff’s inability to identify the serial numbers on voters’ cards.InterventionsAmb. Ajisomo said upon discovering the challenges, LEEWARG made calls to the NEC, LNP and other key stakeholders in Monrovia to address issues emanating from those polling centers.“We held four press conferences to provide situational reports on the elections and to generally appeal for calm and respect for the electoral process,” he noted, adding that a shuttle diplomacy was conducted with some key political leaders and stakeholders to encourage them to have confidence in the NEC’s delivery of a credible electoral outcome.Amb. Ajisomo called on state security, especially the LNP, to continue to be responsive to emerging security threats to the electoral process.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Blizzards – Challenge Cup Results

first_imgColter Young was a double Challenge Cup winner, Sunday, as he won the morning 16 km S & S Turbines time trial and powered the winning team to victory in the afternoon 4 rider team time trial.Riders attended from Prince George, Dawson Creek and Grande Prairie. The Blizzards won the day with 70 points to GP’s 18 and Dawson Creek’s 13.The Blizzards continue their stranglehold on the 15 race series with 500 points to GP’s 259 and Dawson Creek’s 200.Advertisement – Advertisement -The S & S Turbines time trial times were:1. Colter Young 23:27, 2. Pat Ferris 24:13, 3. Bob Andrews 24:54, 4. Dave Jaeger (GP) 25:26 and 5. Roger St. Jean 26:03. Other times were: Simon Andrews 26:40, Patrick Hopkins (DC) 27:01, Sandy McDonald 27:13, Dave Kay (GP) 27:16, Rod Lewis 27:36, Sam Keats 28:52, Ken Nix 29:26, Francis Plum (GP) 29:30, Owen Giebelhaus 29:46, Kendra Young 29:52, Doug Framst (PG) 31:35, James Hopkins (DC) 33:54, Wendy Framst (PG) 34:27, Don Hopkins (DC) 35:30 and Katrina Framst (PG) 36:00.The Blizzard B Team of Colter Young, Pat Ferris, Bob and Simon Andrews won the afternoon 40 km team time trial event with a time of 1:03:50. The GP/DC team of the ‘HopinDaves’ did a time of 1:06:26 with Patrick and James Hopkins (DC) and Dave Jaeger and Dave Kay of GP.Advertisement Blizzard A was third at 1:19:08 with Ken Nix, Francis Plum (GP) Sam Keats and Owen Giebelhaus.The ‘Young team’ of Rob, Kelsey and Kendra did 55:22 minutes for the 16 km.A group of Blizzards are racing the ‘Great White North’ Half Ironman Triathlon in Stony Plain. No results are available at press time. Coming up: – Thursday Baldonnel time trial at 7 pm if road paving is complete. –Sunday is a Challenge Cup race moved to Fort St. John at 10: 00 am on the club road Championship course.last_img read more

Rodgers confirms Liverpool looking to make more signings this summer

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has told talkSPORT that his summer of spending could continue, with the club still looking to strengthen “an area or two”.The Merseysiders have spent in excess of £100m so far, and although they kicked off the new season with a 2-1 victory over Southampton, Rodgers said that he is still actively seeking further additions, with a striker believed to be topping his list.Speaking after his side’s opening day win, he said: “There is maybe an area or two we will look at, but if the right players become available then we will look to do something.“If not, then I’m happy with the squad of players and we’ll see that through. We’ve got another few weeks left yet, so we’ll see what’s available.”Liverpool have been closely linked with a move for former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o in recent weeks, while former Anfield favourite Steve Nicol has urged Rodgers to make a move for Swansea City hitman Wilfried Bony.last_img read more

DUI checkpoint nets four arrests

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita CANYON COUNTRY – A sobriety checkpoint conducted Friday and early Saturday resulted in two arrests of drivers suspected of being under the influence and two arrests for infractions committed by drivers attempting to avoid the checkpoint. The checkpoint, conducted on eastbound Soledad Canyon Road, east of Golden Triangle Road from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, screened 1,241 vehicles. Ten vehicles were pulled off the line for further investigation, from which the two arrests for driving under the influence were made, according to a sheriff’s report. The periodic checkpoints are funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. – Daily News last_img read more

DONEGAL TEAM PERFORM WELL ON STAGE THREE OF THE AN POST RAS AROUND IRELAND

first_imgThe Inishowen Gateway Hotel team woke yesterday morning to blue skies ahead of stage three of the An Post Ras, a major relief after two days of steady rain. Spirits where high within the team as they prepared for and rolled out on the 154.2km stage from Lisdoonvarna to Charleville.On paper this looked like It would be a sprinters stage but there was always a high chance a break may stay away and take the stage win due to the fact the New Zealand team would now look to control the race. Ronan had a good attempt at making one such break, and despite getting clear in a breakcontaining some of Ireland’s strongest domestically based riders, the lack of international teams represented in the break meant it was always likely to be brought back, and so it was about 5-10km later.The next group to attack did manage to build a lead and would eventually build.A maximum gap of four minutes. this gap came right down before the finish to just 16seconds but Jan Sokol of the Baku team was able to hold on to take the victory. Rory, Ronan and John all finished safely in the bunch with John the best placed, crossing the line in 26th place. All in all it was a fairly quiet and non descript day for the team with all the riders keeping one eye on tomorrow’s stage and glad of an easier day today in preparation for the mountainous route tomorrow.DONEGAL TEAM PERFORM WELL ON STAGE THREE OF THE AN POST RAS AROUND IRELAND was last modified: May 21st, 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:An Post RásCYCLINGdonegalIrelandNoticesSportlast_img read more

Letterkenny Rovers face Cockhill in League Cup opener

first_imgLetterkenny Rovers FC News:Cup draws were back on the agenda this week and the seniors have been paired in the League Cup in a group also including Cockhill Celtic and Swilly Rovers.The League Cup heralds the beginning of the season for Eamonn McConigleys men which will start with a trip to Cockhill on Wednesday August 31st before a clash with Swilly Rovers on Sunday September 4th. League fixtures will be released early next week.The seniors continue their preparations with a trip to Prehen on Friday evening when they play Maiden City in a friendly with a 7.30pm kick-off.Arrangements are also being made for the new schoolboys season which begins in mid August and the club would like to encourage anyone who has an interest in coaching to let us know as we always could be doing with extra manpower as numbers continue to grow across our vast number of teams. Registration nights will be held and we will have full information on our facebook page.Mini Lotto numbers drawn this week were 7-9-11 and 20 and there was no jackpot winner.John Lonergan, Darren Barclay, John McGill,Keith Shiels and Ian Cunningham matched three numbers and receive €15 each.Next weeks Jackpot is €3950.Club bingo continues in the Station House Hotel on Thursday evenings with a 830pm start. Snowball is €1125 on 45 numbers or less.Letterkenny Rovers face Cockhill in League Cup opener was last modified: August 3rd, 2016 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:Cockhill CelticLeague CupLetterkenny Rovers FCnewsSportlast_img read more

THE WINNER OF ECLIPSE CINEMAS LIFFORD/STRABANE COMPETITION IS…

first_imgThe winner of the Family ticket to see any show at the Eclipse Cinema in Lifford is Eithne McGee, Meenmore Dungloe Co. Donegal.Staff from the Eclipse Cinema will be in ouch to organise the collection of tickets.Congrats Eithne! THE WINNER OF ECLIPSE CINEMAS LIFFORD/STRABANE COMPETITION IS… was last modified: October 8th, 2013 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:Eclipse Cinemasfree ticketsLiffordlast_img read more

Holiday outings set for seniors

first_imgThe SCV Senior Center Trips & Tours Department has scheduled two festive day-trips to enhance anyone’s Christmas experience. The first is the “Glory of Christmas” at the Crystal Cathedral scheduled for Dec. 2. This trip includes dinner at the Knott’s Berry Farm Chicken Restaurant, as well as transportation to and from the cathedral. The bus will leave the Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall, at 3:30 p.m. and return at approximately 10:30 p.m. at a cost of $85 per person. Reservations are required and there will be no refunds after Oct. 21. The second holiday adventure is the “Parade of Lights Cruise” to Newport Harbor on Dec. 15, which will include a holiday dinner at the Shore House Cafe. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The day will begin with a trip to Rogers Gardens for the “Christmas Fantasy” of decorated trees, and will end with the harbor excursion aboard the Catalina Flyer to see the lighted boats and themed displays of Newport Harbor. The deluxe bus will leave the Senior Center at 2 p.m. and will return at approximately 11:30 p.m. at a cost of $75 per person. A deposit is required and there will be no refunds after Oct. 28. The Senior Center Trips & Tours desk is staffed from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Advance reservations are required. To register for one or both of the December outings, call (661) 259-9444, Ext. 111.last_img read more