How realistic are the chances of the six Jamaica representatives participating in non-traditional events medalling at the World Championships?Men’s discus throwers Jason Morgan, Federick Dacres, and Chad Wright make up half the list, while respective men’s and women’s shot putters O’Dayne Richards and Danniel Thomas, along with female decathlete Salcia Slack, complete the roster.The best medal prospect is O’Dayne Richards in the men’s shot put. He is definitely the country’s best-ever athlete in the event as he has three major titles in his career – World University, Commonwealth, and Senior Pan Am Games champion.At the recent Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada, he had a career-best and national record 21.69 metres to win the gold medal. This mark by Richards has him at number three on the World list, with the United States’ Joe Kovacs being world leader with 22.56m and two-time World and defending champion David Storl of Germany second with 22.20m.Four years ago in Daegu, Dylan Armstrong of Canada threw 21.64m for silver, while two years ago in Moscow, Ron Whiting of the United States heaved the ball for 21.57m to mine silver.Assessing these results, Richards would be motivated as anything close to his personal best could lead to his greatest achievement ever in the event.Hoping to medalLooking at the leading performers in the men’s discus, Morgan, who ranks number two with 68.19m, just behind world leader Piotr Malachowski of Poland, with 68.29m, could also medal.However, as he has done over the past few years, after making a big throw before a major Championships, Morgan has failed to replicate. In fact, since making that throw, he has been to several meets and is yet to go close to his top throw.Dacres, who has shown in the past that when it comes to major championships he can compete with the best as he was World Youth and World Junior champion in 2011 and 2012, will be hoping to rise to the challenge. He is ranked at 11, with 66.30m.For the others, it will take a miracle for them to be on the podium as Wright, with 65.03m, is at number 24 in the men’s discus; Thomas is ranked 38th with 17.76m; while Slack, with 6141 points, is rated number 27 in the women’s heptathlon.
POSITION MAINTAINED “First of all, the team maintained its position from the last World Relays by coming second behind the United States of America. Based on the fact that this year, we were without a lot of our more seasoned athletes, I think the team did extremely well because the team was selected on the athletes who made themselves available,” said Wilson. “Most of these athletes are on a second or third tier ranking in terms of positioning … .” Thirty-three of Jamaica’s 77 Olympic medals were mined at the last three instalments which took place in Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016) with another 33 of the country’s 110 World Championships medals coming since the 2009 event in Berlin. Additionally, 15 of the country’s 22 Olympic gold medals came since the 2008 Games, while 24 of the 31 World Championships gold medals won by Jamaica were secured since 2009. Meanwhile, Wilson expressed disappointment and surprise at Blake’s criticism after the sprinter suggested that the technical team had to take some blame for the team selection after a blunder on the second exchange between second leg runner Kemar Bailey-Cole and Jevaughn Minzie resulted in a disqualification in the men’s 4x100m heats. The coach, however, explained that athlete selections were made based on availability, but also agreed that there is a need for more practice sessions ahead of relay events. “I felt that he (Blake) was extremely frustrated because this would have been the first time that I can recall clearly for a very long time in his career that he would have been on a team that is not in the final of a major championships, so I can understand his frustration, but I was a little surprised and disappointed by the utterances because we have such a good relationship as a team,” Wilson said. “We are not playing any blame game, but if the baton falls, we go back and try to correct the issues, but they are professionals and need to accept responsibility when there is an error. I don’t understand how you could blame the dropping of a baton on the selecting of a team, especially when the options were limited,” he added. “As far as I was told by the head coach (Michael Clarke), he wanted an experienced athlete to run the third leg, but could not get the cooperation from the person who he had in mind to run the third leg, so he had no choice but to run the team based on who he had,” Wilson further explained. The other member of the team was lead leg runner Everton Clarke, who was making his first appearance at the senior world level. Jamaica ended with 39 points to finish behind the Americans (60 points) after a first-place finish in the women’s 4x200m, second in the women’s 4x100m and third in the women’s 4x400m, men’s 4x200m, mixed 4x400m and men’s 4x400m. Australia finished third on 24 points, with Poland fourth on 23. Maurice Wilson, who served as technical director for Jamaica’s team to the recently concluded World Relays in The Bahamas, says he is satisfied with the team’s performance in the archipelago, but is warning Jamaican fans to brace for less international success in the coming years. Jamaica’s performance was seen as lukewarm in some quarters, and Wilson had to respond to criticism from male team captain Yohan Blake after a baton mishap in the men’s 4x100m heats, but the respected coach maintains that the team’s efforts should be applauded given its composition and the quality competition they faced in Nassau. Furthermore, Wilson believes that it is unrealistic to expect Jamaica’s golden period of athletics success, which began at the 2008 Olympic Games to continue for much longer. “It is a good time for us to get back down to earth. From 2008, we have been having some glory years, and at some point in time, there has to be some transition. I said before the team left Jamaica (for the World Relays) that once the other countries were to bring most of their seasoned athletes, then it would not be an easy run for us,” said Wilson. “It was clear that Canada, America and Germany had some of their seasoned campaigners who brought a lot of stability to the performance of their team, so taking all of that into consideration, I think we did very well,” he added.
As some 628 applications have been received for land at Millie’s Hideout, there continues to be a “mad rush” for land, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Regional Executive Officer (REO) Orrin Gordon said.According to the REO, with the Region Ten administration’s efforts in constructing a road that will lead to the Berbice River, the interest by farmers and others to secure land there continues to be significant.Millie’s Hideout is the area in Region 10 where Police conduct constant raids as it is a haven for marijuana cultivation. This year alone, Police have unearthed and destroyed thousands of marijuana plants on large acreage in that area.According to Gordon, Government had given the region $13 million, which was supposed to complete some two miles of road; however, they were able to complete nine miles instead, and is determined that the project which was originally pegged at $300 million can be completed for one-fifth of that amount.Gordon said that some 628 persons have applied for land at the area, noting that the interest in farming continues to increase, and stressed that the public is becoming aware that agriculture is critically important to Guyana.He disclosed that from the 628 applications, the Region has some 21,000 acres of land that will be distributed among the applicants. He added that the region is awaiting the green light from Guyana Lands and Survey Commission before the applications are processed.The REO stressed that the greatest challenge facing the Region Ten administration in its distribution is that the Lands and Survey Commission is not moving as fast as they expected them to move, noting that its slowing the process.REO Gordon declared that the lands that the Region intends to distribute are for serious farmers, warning that the monitoring and evaluation process would be rigged so as to ensure that those who are genuine about farming can benefit.In June, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo called on President David Granger to answer for a massive distribution of prime State lands to certain employees of the Ministry of the Presidency, as well as to cronies in the PNC-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) fraction of the coalition Government and officials of the States Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), which were supposed to recover State assets.Meanwhile, the Opposition Leader said its quite worrying since a top-ranking official of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) also received land. That land is located at Millie’s Hideout in Linden.
…disciplinary actions not ruled out – HarmonShould the allegation prove true after thorough investigation — that Permanent Secretary Vibert Welch of the Education Ministry had used public funds to build at his private residence a guard hut which cost more than $500,000 to construct — he could find himself seriously immersed in proverbial hot water.Minister of State Joseph Harmon, responding on Friday to queries on the issue, said the matter had come to his attention, and he had sought and received an explanation from the Public Service Ministry.He said Government has steadfastly advocated cost-cutting, and that each public official needed to ensure that the dollars allocated by the state under his/her charge should be made to “go as long as they can”.“All employees of the state in the public sector… are required to act in accordance with the law. And anybody, once they step outside of that (obligation), they are exposing themselves to be sanctioned or disciplined,” Harmon told reporters.Harmon said once an investigation is done and due process is followed, “then any person within the state sector that acts outside the law will be subject to discipline.”The story was broken earlier this week in another section of the media that more than half a million dollars had been expended by the Education Ministry (MoE) to construct a guard hut at Welch’s Bent Street, Georgetown residence. The report stated that the structure is approximately five feet in width, five feet in length, and about eight feet in height. It already has all its electrical components in place, and judging from its appearance, it had recently been painted. According to the report, the contract was awarded to Linden Ogle, listed among the contractors who had submitted proposals for the construction of the hut.The MoE is also reportedly paying $20,000 per month to rent a toilet for the security guards.The report has said that Welch has since distanced himself from the project, declaring that he had played no part in awarding the contract or formulating the methodology that was used to arrive at its seemingly exorbitant price. Welch said that all he did was to sign off on the documents after the relevant technical persons, including the engineer and the Chief Works Officer, would have given their approval.PS Welch has explained that his signature of approval was needed, since he is the accounting officer, and all disbursements of funds have to be approved by him.This project was reportedly endorsed by PS of the Department of Public Service, Reginald Brotherson, four days ago.Meanwhile, Welch is embroiled in another guard hut scandal which reportedly cost $1 million. This hut was allegedly built while he was serving as PS for the Indigenous Peoples Affairs Ministry.
Management at Kelly’s Centra have expressed their delight at being shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Zero Project’ award which recognises businesses for providing people with disabilities with employment. The hugely popular businesses was nominated for the project back in June, but have now been formally shortlisted.Manager of Kelly’s Centra, Mairtin Kelly expressed his delight, and stated that the company would continue to dedicate themselves to create job opportunities for those with disabilities. Kelly told Donegal Daily, “We’re delighted our store complex was nominated for this prestigious World wide award by James McClean, a community Activist from Letterkenny specializing in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life.“In line with the guidelines outlined in the UNCRPD (The United Nations Convention on Rights for People with Disabilities) of which he worked on the formulation of in New York.“Kelly’s was nominated as they have consistently shown an openness and encouragement to people with disabilities to become part of Kelly’s diverse workforce, they also try to make people with disabilities and their families welcome as customers in their complex as well.”About the Zero Project: The Zero Project has completed the nomination process for Innovative Practices and Policies in the field of employment, work and vocational education and training. It has received 213 nominations for Innovative Practices and 47 for Innovative Policies from more than 70 countries in the worldVienna/Geneva 12th July 2016: The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) around the world and, this year, is focusing on employment, work and vocational education and training.The nomination process started in May 2016 and the Call for Nominations of Innovative Practices, as well as Innovative Policies, closed at the end of June. The process of carefully screening, shortlisting, voting on, and finally selecting the Innovative Practices and Policies 2017 of the Zero Project has now already begun.The Zero Project received an astounding 260 Nominations from 77 countries. What this demonstrates is a global movement of practitioners advancing opportunities in employment, work and vocational education and training “on the ground,” supporting persons with all kinds of disabilities in all contexts.The overall aim is to award a total of around 50 Innovative Practices and 10 Innovative Policies at the next Zero Project Conference in February 2017 at the UN Vienna. Delight as Kelly’s Centra shortlisted for disability employment award was last modified: September 7th, 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:awardDisabilityKelly’s CentranewsShortlisted
IT WAS away day joy in the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League as Cockhill Celtic, Fanad United and Finn Harps Reserves all won away from home on Sunday.Cockhill Celtic moved five points clear at the top of the table with a 3-0 win at Bonagee while Fanad are into second following a 3-2 win over Derry City Reserves and new club Finn Harps Reserves recorded their first win since their return to the USL, defeating Swilly Rovers 3-2 in Ramelton.Bonagee United 0 Cockhill Celtic 3 A DEADLY FIRST-HALF performance saw champions Cockhill Celtic defeat Bonagee United and open up a five-point gap at the top of the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League.Mark Moran, Jason Breslin and Ronan ‘Ollie’ Doherty netted as Gavin Cullen’s side again proved a class apart.They did all of the damage here in the first half and eased off in a goalless second period.The resistance was broken in the 29th minute by Moran, who fired in his sixth of the season after Gareth Wade, the Bonagee goalkeeper, saved from Peter Doherty’s header.The visitors doubled the lead in the ten minutes later as Breslin converted at the back post after connecting to Gerry Gill’s free-kick. With Wade on his goal-line, Breslin made no mistake with a crisp finish.Breslin’s brother, Gareth, is a member of the Bonagee squad, but was absent from this one as he is in Vienna, where he watched the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier win over Austria last night.Bonagee weren’t obliging opponents, but Cockhill proved too slick and the ruthless edge in their attack was evident again as they put the Dry Arch men to the sword.Right on the stroke of half-time, with two minutes played in added-on time, Doherty hammered past Wade from the left-hand edge of the penalty area, powering home in style to make it 3-0.Doherty’s strike put the game beyond Bonagee’s reach.The home side hadn’t been without their moments and just before Doherty’s goal Bonagee’s Dean Larkin clipped the crossbar after combining with Aidan McLaughlin on the edge of the box, his wonderful turn-and-shot deserving a goal, but denied by the frame.Bonagee began brightly and Aidan McCauley saw a ferocious effort deflect wide of Harry Doherty’s net in the second minute after Chris Moran and Noel Doherty combined to create the opeCockhill soon warmed to their task and when Moran fired in the opener on the half-hour, there was a feeling of inevitability around it.A well-worked free by Gerry Gill, down the channel to Moran drew a brilliant save from Wade, while Gill himself shot over from close-range after a dangerous cross by Jimmy Bradley.Gerard McLaughlin and Doherty went close before Moran broke the deadlock.Larkin was twice denied by Harry Doherty, the Cockhill ‘keeper, at the outset of the second half, but Cockhill never seemed as if they’d be caught.Bonagee United: Gareth Wade; Evan McCroary, Darren Hunter, Darek Frankowski, Taylor Russell (Ryan McGarvey 80); Noel Doherty (Kennedy Boachie-Ansah half-time), Chris Moran, Dean Larkin, Francesco Crisci; Aidan McLaughlin, Aidan McCauley.Cockhill Celtic: Harry Doherty; Paul McDermott, Peter Doherty, Oisin McColgan (William O’Connor 16), Jason Breslin; Mark Moran (Daniel Martin Doherty 80), Gerry Gill, Ryan Varma, Jimmy Bradley, Ronan Doherty; Gerard McLaughlin (Paul McKinney 72).Referee: Marty McGarrigle.Cockhill Celtic beat Bonagee today.Bonagee Utd who were beaten by Cockhill today.Derry City Reserves 2 Fanad United 3MATTHEW CROSSAN scored the winner against his former club as Fanad United defeated Derry City Reserves at Templemore.Arthur Lynch’s Fanad now move above Bonagee and into second spot in the table following this hard-earned win.Killian Gallagher put Fanad in front in the second minute beating the offside trap to finish past Doherty.Derry were level on 40 minutes when Adrian Delap finished into the bottom corner after great combination play with Sean McBride down the right wing.The visitors went ahead for a second time on 43 minutes through Keelin McElwaine but within a minute Derry were back on level terms, Cathal Farren converting an Adrian Delap cross to score his tenth goal of the season.The winning goal came ten minutes from time. Crossan capitalised on a defensive mistake to beat Dylan Doherty at the second attempt after his initial effort came back off the post.Derry drop to fourth in the table and are seven points behind leaders Cockhill Celtic.Derry City Reserves: Dylan Doherty, Paul Doherty, Jack Blake, Sam Todd, Adrian Delap, Matty Doherty, Dean Power, Shane McNamee, Sean Toland, Sean McBride, Cathal Farren. Subs used: Stephen Duffy, Matt Doherty, Lee McColgan.Fanad United: Shane Graham; Oisin Langan, Shaun McElwaine, Seamus ‘Coshia’ Friel, Conor Blaney; Davitt Walsh, Matthew Crossan, Daire McDaid, Marty McAteer; Killian Gallagher, Keelin McElwaine. Subs used: Eoghan Rafferty, John McGarvey.Swilly Rovers 2 Finn Harps Reserves 3AARON McCready struck a late winner as Finn Harps Reserves got their first win since their return to the ranks of the USL. McCready scored twice and Gareth Doherty was also on the mark for Joe Boyle’s team while Damien Friel and Laurence Toland netted for Swilly.(No report submitted for this game). RESULTSBonagee United 0 Cockhill Celtic 3Derry City Reserves 2 Fanad United 3Swilly Rovees 2 Finn Harps Reserves 3FIXTURESFour Lanterns Ulster Senior LeagueThursday, November 17, 7.30pmFinn Harps Reserves v Letterkenny RoversSunday, November 20, 2pmDerry City Reserves v Swilly RoversFanad United v Bonagee United TOP GOALSCORERS (League only)Cathal Farren (Derry City Reserves) 6Mark Moran (Cockhill Celtic) 5Aidan McLaughlin (Bonagee United) 3Gerard McLaughlin (Cockhill Celtic) 3Max Karner (Derry City Reserves) 3Darren McElwaine (Letterkenny Rovers) 3DELEGATE MEETINGA DELEGATE meeting for Ulster Senior League clubs will be held on Monday, November 14, in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, at 8pm. All clubs are asked to be represented.NOTESCLUBS are reminded to submit their weekly reports and club news to the Ulster Senior League PRO, Chris McNulty, at email@example.comUSL: Wins for Cockhill, Fanad and Harps Reserves was last modified: November 13th, 2016 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)
HUNDREDS of Westlife fans who couldn’t get tickets for Croke Park had their heartache eased at Century Cinemas in Letterkenny tonight – watching a live broadcast from Dublin.Three screens at the cinema complex were sold out for the special broadcast.And there was hardly a dry eye in the house as the boy band pulled the shutters down on a 15-year career. CENTURY CINEMAS PACKED OUT WITH WESTLIFE FANS was last modified: June 24th, 2012 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:CENTURY CINEMAS PACKED OUT WITH WESTLIFE FANS
The elderly have again been plunged into fear following four break-ins on pensioners’ homes in recent days.The latest raid included the ransacking of an elderly woman’s home in the Drumatoland area of St Johnston.Thankfully the woman was out of her home at the time. However the raiders ransacked her home searching for valuables.Gardai are still assessing what was taken during the burglary.Two other raids also took place in the local area last night.It comes just days after another burglary on the home of an elderly farmer, also in the St Johnston are on Thursday night last week. Gardai have not yet established if the burglaries are connected.The raids are the latest in a spate of burglaries in the St.Johnston, Raphoe and Convoy areas in recent weeks. ANGER AS PENSIONERS’ HOMES RANSACKED AGAIN was last modified: February 7th, 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:burglarydonegalGardaipensionersSt Johnston
This week Rushe Fitness gym owner Emmet Rushe gives you three Christmas themed recipes that you can use over the holiday period. One is a starter, one is a main and the other is a side dish. They all have that festive theme and they all taste great.If you use them, be sure to let me know what you think of them. You can get these and more, FREE weekly recipes when you join our Lean 2.0 program that starts on January 6th. Spaces are filling up already, so if you want to get a head start on your January resolutions, click the link below and get on the waiting list now!CLICK HERE NOW!BLINIS WITH HUMMUS & SMOKED SALMONServes 4. WHAT YOU NEED: 1 cup (120g) buckwheat flour1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt1 egg, separated½ cup (125ml) of sparkling water1 tbsp. coconut oil, for frying½ cup (120g) hummus3.5 oz. (100g) smoked salmonblack pepper, to tastehandful parsley, dill or chives, to serveWHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Sieve the buckwheat flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.Beat the egg yolk with almond milk and pour, stirring in the flour. Keep stirring until you have a smooth batter. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Carefully fold into the batter.Heat some oil in a frying pan. Spoon small mounds of batter into the pan and fry on both sides until golden brown on medium heat. Flip them when bubbles come to surface. Brush the blinis with hummus and divide the salmon on top. Grind some pepper and garnish with herbs.STIR-FRIED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACONServes 4WHAT YOU NEED: 7 cup (700g) brussels sprouts2 shallots1 tbsp. olive oil4.4 oz. (125g) smoked baconWHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Cut the bottom of the sprouts and remove the outer leaves. Boil them in water for about 8 min. Meanwhile, finely chop the shallots. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the bacon for 5 minutes. Next add in the shallots and cook for another 2 min. Drain the brussels sprouts and add them into the pan, then stir-fry for about 2 min. Season with pepper and salt and serve.ROSEMARY ROAST TURKEY Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tbsp. fresh Rosemary, chopped 3kg. Turkey Breast 2 tsp. Sea Salt and Pepper, to tasteDirections: Preheat oven to 325°F. Brush olive oil over turkey breast. Sprinkle rosemary over turkey breast. Season with salt and pepper. Place turkey in roasting pan. Cook for approximately 25 minutes per pound (done when meat thermometer reaches 170°F). Occasionally baste turkey with juices in the pan (especially near the end). Let rest for 10 minutes. Enjoy!! There you have it. Three great recipes that you can use to add flavour to your Christmas meals. Our Rushe Fitness members get recipes like these, every 6-weeks in our Lean2.0 program. So, if you are ready to become the next version of yourself, click the link below to get signed up now. We start on January 6th. #lean2.0CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITING LISTDD Fitness: Festive treats for you to eat was last modified: December 6th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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:emmet rushefestive foodrushe fitness