Let’s build on the success – Wilson

Let’s build on the success – Wilson

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil:  Jamaica last night ended track and field competition at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with 11 medals, including six gold – matching its best-ever gold medal return at an Olympic Games, but technical leader Maurice Wilson is warning that there needs to be continued support to ensure that the country’s success continues. The island’s 11-medal campaign matches the Beijing 2008 returns and falls one short of the 12 that were won in London four years ago, but Wilson, who hailed the athletes and the support team of coaches and medical personnel here, underlined the importance of proper investment in the country’s track and field development. “I think the team of athletes and management staff represented Jamaica extremely well. We would have surpassed, in terms of gold medals what we did at the 2012 Games, and that was our primary objective. The fact that we have garnered 11 medals shows the power of our people and of our athletes, and I am extremely pleased,” Wilson told The Sunday Gleaner after Jamaica’s double silver in the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays last night inside the Olympic stadium. “We need to invest more in terms of the youth camps, in terms of giving assistance to the various institutions that have been turning out the athletes and coaches – G.C. Foster College, University of Technology and the University of the West Indies – and try to improve in our collegiate structure,” added Wilson. “We see where the clubs are playing a great role in providing the athletes, so we have to make investments in those areas. We cannot sit back. INVESTING “We see countries such as Japan, China, Bahrain, and so on, investing and doing well, so it’s important for us to build on the success of the past by building a strong path for the future,” he added. “The base has been laid and we have to build on the successes that have been enjoyed over the years.” Wilson noted that there were some challenges along the way, but that the management team did well to resolve the issues that arose. “I am here to make sure I resolve all disputes in the interest of the country. Anything that will make the athletes do better, I am here to provide that sort of assistance,” he said.last_img read more

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SEA Games venues for basketball, volleyball in Manila get a downgrade

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gymnastics was also changed from SMX Convention Center to Rizal Memorial Coliseum, another venue that the PSC owns.Even eSports competitions are left without a venue after Marriott Hotel in Pasay after the Phisgoc, Suzara said, backed off because of the price.“The SEA Games has a limited budget so we’re looking at other venues that the organizing committee can afford,” said Suzara in the radio interview.Suzara also admitted that Congress has yet to approve for the organizing committee’s budget further clouding the Philippines’ hosting of the regional multisport spectacle.“The budget has yet to be approved in Congress,” said Suzara. “Despite these delays, we’ll continue to move forward and make sure the venues are ready and confirmed.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny Pacquiao teams up with Ringstar to co-promote Dasmariñas-Demecillo bout MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ramon “Tats” Suzara, the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) executive director, revealed in a radio interview with Judith Caringal of Radyo Pilipinas 2 the apparent swerve in scheduling.Suzara admitted that the sudden change of venue was due to the difficulty in reserving a slot at either MOA Arena or Smart Araneta Coliseum since these stadiums are privately-owned and the dates from Nov. 30 to Dec.11 may have been booked before Phisgoc got a chance to do so.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s hard to secure bookings if the confirmation takes a long process, but we have a backup plan and we’re able to find a solution,” said Suzara in Filipino.Basketball wasn’t the only sport to change venues with volleyball getting bumped to PhilSports Arena, a venue that belongs to the Philippine Sports Commission, from Smart Araneta Coliseum. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:30Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MANILA, Philippines—Basketball games of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games have been moved from Mall of Asia to Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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ONE: Danny Kingad still confident even against Pancrase flyweight champ

first_imgKingad initially slated to face Andrew Leone but the American withdrew from the fight due to an injury that paved way for Ikeda to fill in.The Team Lakay up-and-comer is upbeat heading into his big bout but he also knows he can’t afford to let his guard down against the Japanese warrior.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Senzo Ikeda is a talented competitor, and he has a lot of momentum behind him with four-straight wins, but I am confident in my capabilities and my skills,” he said.Ikeda, who replaced the injured Andrew Leone, may be new to ONE Championship but he is no stranger to winning big fights. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino Danny Kingad will have to be at his best if he wants to get past Senzo Ikeda in their Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals matchup in ONE: A New Era on March 31 in Tokyo, Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tokyo Olympics organizers unveil torch for next year’s games View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The 36-year-old Ikeda is the reigning Pancrase flyweight world champion and has won his last four fights.“Being among these talented flyweights is truly an honor, and I will not waste my chance to make a name for myself in ONE. Being on this massive card in my home country of Japan motivates me to perform to the best of my abilities and advance into the next stage of the tournament,” Ikeda said.“I have nothing but respect for Danny Kingad, but come event night, I will do everything that I can to get the victory.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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PYJ Picks Koung against Grupee in 2020 Senatorial Election

first_imgRep. Jeremiah K. Koung (left), an executive member of Sen. Prince Johnson’s (right) party and PYJ’s choice for the 2020 senatorial election – Advertisement – Senator Prince Y. Johnson (PYJ) has broken silence over his choice among those who are expressing their desire to contest next year’s senatorial election in Nimba County.Speaking on one of the community radios stations on Thursday, January 24, Sen. Johnson disclosed that Representative Jeremiah K. Koung of Nimba County District #1 has obtained his blessing for the senatorial post.PYJ’s endorsement of Koung is a hostile move against fellow Nimba senator, incumbent Thomas Grupee, whose performance in the senate PYJ has described as being of “no benefit to the county.”Sen. Johnson, who is commonly known as the ‘political godfather of Nimba’, described Rep. Koung as a “development-oriented person who, if elected, will contribute immensely to the development of the county.”Some of Rep. Koung’s developments in the district, under the Legislative Support Project Fund, include some school and market buildings. Koung is the owner of the controversial E&J Hospital, which benefitted from budgetary appropriations for public hospitals but were clandestinely diverted to private health centers around the country.This is the first time that Sen. Johnson has spoken openly about his choice in the ensuing (2020) special senatorial election, which the momentum is gradually overshadowing every activity in Nimba at the moment.Rep. Koung ran on the ticket of Senator Johnson’s Movement of Development and Reconstruction in the 2017 general elections and won; a situation which Sen. Johnson described the incumbent Senator Thomas Grupee’s years in power as “no benefit to the county, because he has nothing to point to as development initiatives.”Johnson also explained that Nimba County Superintendent David Dorr Cooper cannot run because he is not a member of the Coalition for Democratic Change. Even the CDC will not put a candidate against his choice, especially someone from his party, he boasted.Local radio stations’ messages of donations from various political auxiliaries are aired regularly, while at the same time, those expressing interest in the senatorial race are moving around the county, making pledges and presenting cash to win the minds of voters.There are few names that have emerged to contest the senatorial election, including the incumbent, Sen. Grupee; PYJ’s choice, Rep. Koung; Supt. Cooper; Taa Wongbe; and Edith Weh, former Nimba Superintendent and two-time runner-up for the post.Besides Sen. Grupee, the rest of the contenders are yet to openly declare their intentions for the post.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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Daily earnings snatched from short drop hire car drivers

first_img…as City Council turns park into vending areaHire car drivers who ply the East Bank Demerara route via Ramp Road, Ruimveldt, Georgetown have suddenly been confronted with their car park, situated in the Stabroek Market Square, being modified to temporarily facilitate vendors who have been relocated there to facilitate rehabilitation of the wharf.As such, the area has been barricaded since Tuesday, resulting in the hire car drivers being without a venue from which to operate. This publication caught up with some of the operators on Thursday, and Percival Etwaroo explained that the placement of vendors at their designated car park has seriously affected the livelihoods of over 45 operators.He noted that, on Tuesday, when the drivers entered the Stabroek area to carry out their daily routines, they were confronted by barricades preventing them from entering their parking area.“When we showed up for work on Tuesday morning, we found that the park was barricaded with metal mesh and poles. We cannot make any entry into the park. We don’t know where to operate from, and we were told that this was an act done by the Mayor and City Council,” Etwaroo said.Another driver added, “We are faced with a problem over the last few days, in thatBarricades placed along the short drop hire car parkit’s affecting our operation on a daily basis. It is affecting us very miserably because we cannot work to get money to take home to our family.”He said that prior to this incident, they were never notified of Council’s intentions to use the park to temporarily accommodate the vendors.As such, all of the affected drivers are calling on the Council to find an area which they can utilise.“We don’t know the reason for that. We were not notified in a way of a notice or any meeting or nothing whatsoever.We don’t know what is going on, and we would like to know if anybody from the Mayor and City Council can come and tell us what is going on,” another distraught driver said. Meanwhile, Alan Rahman, who shared the same sentiments stated, “I think it’s blatant disrespect, not only to the drivers, but to the families of the drivers and the passengers. This should never be. We should learn to give instructions, give notification, and do what is necessary. On top of that, we are being harassed by the Police when we drop off and pick up (passengers) because there is no designated location to pick up or to set (them) down.”The drivers have opined that since they cannot operate anymore, commuters would also be affected, since many would have to use a taxi to traverse the EBD area. This costs more money and increases their expenditure.“I think it’s a very irresponsible move, and (shows) lack of respect from the general public, not just the drivers. Doing something like that…because many persons traverse that area, and the hire car drivers are the main movement that you have across the East Bank area. A lot of drivers have been there for years operating,” Girdharie Singh said.The hire car drivers are requesting that the matter be looked into by Central Government, in order to facilitate a less impacting approach to addressing the situation.“We don’t have a problem, but you cannot take out the public transportation operators to facilitate a few market vendors. I think that a more proper approach should be done on this issue, because you can find better accommodation for the few market vendors (instead of having) to displace so many hire cars,” another driver said.The drivers are awaiting a response from City Council regarding the provision of an alternative space, so that they can continue operating at the park. Meanwhile, efforts to contact the Mayor and Town Clerk for a comment on the decision to leave the drivers out in the cold have proven futile.last_img read more

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POP-UP SHOP TO OFFER DESIGNER BRANDS FOR BARGAIN PRICES THIS WEEKEND ONLY

first_imgSome of the many boxes of designer shoes which will be offered at the designer pop-up shop in Letterkenny this weekend.It’s your chance to get your hands on a designer brand at a bargain price – just in time for Christmas.Three Donegal women (true fashionatas by all accounts!) have cleaned out their wardrobes and have decided to open up a pop-up shop in Letterkenny this weekend.The shop opens for two days only, this Saturday and Sunday December 13th and 14th, at the former Vodafone Shop at Forte Lynne Retail Park opposite the new Dunnes Stores. All goods are of top quality and many are ‘as new.’But in these two days, you can get your hands on almost every label this side of Manhattan with Chanel (handbags, shoes and jewellery), Prada, Gucci, Missoni, Matthew Williamson, Louis Vuitton, Victoria Beckham, Gina, Manolo Blahnik, Vivienne Westwood, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen and many more. They also have lesser know designers like Philip Lim, Melissa Odabash, Milly, Alice Temperly, Herve Leger and Ella Moss to name but a few.There will also be many High Street brands going at knocked down prices including Zara and Dunnes Stores.So if you haven’t got something for that special person in your life or even if you want to just treat yourself to something new, this is for you. But remember, it’s going to be a hugely popular sale and will only last two days.So get down to the pop-up brand shop to beta them all this Saturday and Sunday at the former Vodafone shop at Forte Lynn Retail Park in Letterkenny.There will be lots of jewellery for sale this weekend also. POP-UP SHOP TO OFFER DESIGNER BRANDS FOR BARGAIN PRICES THIS WEEKEND ONLY was last modified: December 11th, 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) Tags:designer brandsletterkennyPOP UP SHOPlast_img read more

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RnaG HAS TOP LINE-UP FOR DONEGAL LISTENERS OVER CHRISTMAS

first_imgThis Christmas and New Year, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will have a great selection of programmes for its Donegal listeners.On Christmas morning at 10 am Fr Brian Ó Fearraigh will bring us the atmospheric Réalta Órga Ríogacha programme, featuring reflections on Christmas, as well as hymns and music. Following this, Christmas day mass will be broadcast live from Teach Pobail Mhuire, Na Doirí Beaga at 11 am.Áine Ní Churráin will have two documentaries in the Christmas schedule. On 28 Dec at 11 am the programme Leitir Ceanainn will look at the history and development of Letterkenny. Then, on Tues 1 January 11 am we will hear an interview with Monsignor Raymond Murray, long standing human rights campaigner and former prison chaplain. For a bit of light relief, tune to Faoisidin on 26 Dec at 11 am to hear some well-known Donegal personalities confess all to Michelle Nic Grianna, including Pat the Cope Ó Gallchóir, Nan Cullen, Daniel O’Donnell and Áine Ní Bhreisleáin.Raidió na Gaeltachta couldn’t let the festive season pass without a few mentions of Sam Maguire, and so on 26 Dec at 9.30 pm listeners can tune in to hear the concert recorded live in Ionad Cois Locha before the big match, featuring Pat Gallagher, Na Haroos and Rory Gallagher, amongst others. Then on 27 Dec at 11am Séamus Mac Géidigh and a panel of football analysts, will discuss the year that was, and Donegal’s historic win on 23 Sept.An Crann Óg have made an impression wherever they go, and on Christmas day at 3pm we will hear a concert recorded live with them in Ionad Cois Locha. The Oireachtas in Letterkenny in November was a big event for Donegal this year, and listeners can hear highlights from the festival on Sat 29 Dec at 10 am, and again on Mon 31 Dec at 2pm for the best of the Lúibíní competition, won this year by Gaoth Dobhair women Suzanne Ní Ghallchóir and Áine Ní Bhreisleáin.A live recording of Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí’s Cabaret Craiceáilte monthly music night in Tigh Hiúdaí Beag in Gaoth Dobhair can be heard on Wed 26 Dec 10.30 pm. Those on stage that night included members of Kíla, flamenco group Sarumba, Tory Island box player Pól Mac Ruairí, and Donegal singer Diane Ní Chanainn. Báidín Fheidhlimidh, the new book and CD of traditional children’s songs and poems featuring kids from the Donegal Gaeltacht, was launched recently. Tune in to hear some of those children on Báidín Fheidhlimidh on Sun 30 Dec and Sun 6 Jan at 10.30 am.On the last day of 2012 Aodh Máirtín Ó Fearraigh and Frances Nic Géadaigh will look back at the stories that made the headlines in Donegal this year at 11 am.Other programmes that may be of interest include Siúlach Scéalach na Nollag on Sun 23 Dec 1.15 pm, featuring material from the RTÉ Sound Archives about Christmas on the Gaeltacht islands in times past, including Arranmore and Tory. A project to translate Leonard Cohen’s songs to Irish was part of the IMRAM literary festival this year. Tune in to hear those songs performed by Liam Ó Maonlaí, The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra and Hillary Bow on Wed 26 and Thurs 27 at 2pm on Túr na nAmhrán.A special Christmas series called Ceiliúradh Ceilteach – Idir Dhá Nollaig will be broadcast every day from 26 Dec – 6 January. The series celebrates Christmas music and traditions from the Celtic countries, and was recorded with a live audience in Dublin. Each programme will feature a special guest poet and musician, and these will include Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Gabriel Rosenstock, Liam Ó Muirthile, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Fionola Ó Siochrú and Niamh de Búrca. A six programmed series of the proceedings of a seminar held earlier this year to mark RnaG’s 40 years, Raidió na Gaeltachta – 40 Bliain faoi bhláth– will be broadcast from 27 Dec – 3 Jan. A newly-composed oratorio by Colm Ó Foghlú, Oratóir na Nollag – Ceol ar snámh ón spéir anuas , will be broadcast on Christmas day 7.00 pm Some of those performing will include soprano Lynn Hillary, fiddler Aoife Ní Bhriain, Niamh Ní Charra on concertina and Noreen O’Donoghue on harp, as well as the New Dublin Voice choir.That’s just some of what listeners can look forward to in the Christmas schedule on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Full listings and further details are available from www.rte.ie/rnag RnaG HAS TOP LINE-UP FOR DONEGAL LISTENERS OVER CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 14th, 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:Christmas listingsRnaGlast_img read more

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DONEGAL FARMER CRUSHED TO DEATH IN FREAK ACCIDENT

first_imgAn elderly farmer was killed in a freak accident at his farm yesterday.Gardai and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the accident.The farmer, 79, was working on his farm at Moville, on the Inishowen Peninsula when the accident happened.It is understood his tractor rolled back and crushed him against a concrete wall. The man, named locally as Patrick Crumlish, was believed to be unhitching a trailer in the townland of Glenagivney at around 5.25pm.He had just stepped out of the tractor to unhitch the trailer at the back when the tractor rolled back and struck him.Mr Crumlish was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries.His remains were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where an examination was performed on his remains. The Health and Safety Authority as well as the Gardai have also carried out a full investigation into the incident.Locals are shocked by Mr Crumlish’s tragic death.His remains are expected to leave Letterkenny Hospital today for removal to his home for burial.Mr Crumlish is survived by his wife Peggy.Local county councillor Martin Farren, fmor Moville, paid tribute to the late Mr Crumlish, who was known locally as ‘Packie.’ “He was a very quiet, unassuming but hard working man who will be sadly missed.“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and extended family at this tragic time,” he said.DONEGAL FARMER CRUSHED TO DEATH IN FREAK ACCIDENT was last modified: April 20th, 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)Tags:deathdonegalfarmerGardaiInishowenmovillelast_img read more

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Datebook 12/29

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY: A nine-mile moderate hike through Topanga State Park will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Caballero Canyon Trailhead, Tarzana. From the 101 Freeway, exit at Reseda Boulevard, drive south two miles and enter on the east side of the street across from Braemar Country Club entrance. The Downtown on Ice festival will continue through Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. Pershing Square’s Winter Concert Series will continue, noon-2 p.m., 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. Democrats for Israel will host a Hanukkah party, 7:30-9 p.m., 3077 Earlmar Drive, Los Angeles. Admission: $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $10 for students. last_img read more

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