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first_img Exceptional score stunning win Mandeville’s best-known pistol shooter, Orville Henriques, showed he was in good shape to compete at next weekend’s US Nationals as he blew away his clubmates in a tournament dubbed ‘US Nationals Send Off”. Henriques, who is looking to better his current fourth-place ranking among the best Jamaicans who compete internationally, tallied 606 points from seven stages, a whopping 195 more than second-place Sue Ann Henriques, who shot at 67 per cent. It was the highest margin of victory by percentage in a major match at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club. Owen Campbell, who denied Henriques a clean sweep of the stages by winning Stage Seven – valued at 100 points – was third with 382. Ellsworth Dixon and Thomas Jones completed the top five. Desmond Prince, who finished sixth at 53 per cent, was the most striking lower-placed result. Prince, who took up shooting seriously only last year, was producing his best finish among more experienced shooters in a major match. The US Nationals will be staged from October 9-10 in Frostproof, Florida. Central Manchester netball finals loom 12 confirmed for Portmore Business House football Peter Bunting Football League round-up The Gleaner advanced to the second round of the Business House three-on-three Division One basketball league when they defeated former champions Grace Canning 27-24 at the Stadium Courts recently. The Gleaner qualified for the next round by virtue of having won seven matches as against losing five. After losing their top player, Omar Wolfe, at the start of the season, The Gleaner struggled in the early matches, but the players gradually improved and with their captain, Keneil Allen, coming up big with three pointers, in recent matches, the team was able to qualify. Allen scored a game-high 12 points against Grace, whose top player, Andrew Goulbourne, replied with 11. The Gleaner won the Division Two title in 2013 and have been campaigning in Division One since the 2014 season. Twelve teams, led by three-time defending champions Cable Pro, will compete for top honours in the Portmore Business House football competition, which kicks off next Wednesday, October 5, at the Sunshine playing field in Naggo Head, Portmore. Newcomers Digicel will have their hands full as they come up against defending champs Cable Pro at 8:30 p.m. in a game that officially kicks off the tournament. The sponsors are Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) and Charles Chocolates. Brixton FC, from Braeton Phase Three, won the inaugural Ray McIntosh six-a-side one-day football competition, with a 2-1 penalty kicks win over arch-rivals Braeton Blazers, also from Phase Three, after both teams played out a 0-0 scoreline in regulation and extra-time. Businessman Rayon McIntosh, a stalwart in the community of Braeton and sponsor of the competition, handed over the trophy and a cash award to Brixton FC at the competition’s awards ceremony. At that same function, held on Seal Avenue in Braeton Phase Three, five girls and five boys were awarded brand-new tablets for their achievements in the 2016 GSAT examinations. Before the function, there was a treat for children. Everything was sponsored by McIntosh, his wife, and his family. Henriques ready for US Nationalscenter_img Exceptional pulled off a stunning 300-299 sudden-death win over Giants as action continued in the Jamaica Domino Council Association Premier League last Sunday. In other games, Caribbean Classic whipped Naggo Head 300-218; Spit Fyah defeated Memory Lane 300-282; Jade Strikers outlasted Mechanical Strikers 300-296; Soursop Tree beat International 300-290; Braeton All Stars cut down Small Axe 300-265; Bull Bay won 300-274 over Vintage Pub; and Right Stuff crushed Highlight Strikers 300-216. Brixton FC win Ray McIntosh six-a-side football title The Gleaner advance in Business House basketball McKenzie wins Munro 6.5km walk race The final of the Central Manchester Sports Development Committee netball leagues will be hosted at the May Day High School grounds next Sunday. The day’s activity begins with the third-place match in the Junior League between Porus and Broadleaf at 2:15 p.m. The Senior League third-place play-off between the Police team and Newleigh All Stars starts at 3 p.m. The Junior League finals featuring Albion and Pear Tree gets under way at 3:45 p.m. The grand Senior final between Williamsfield and Bombay is earmarked for 4:30 p.m. As an additional attraction, fans will be treated to the football final of the Knockpatrick Division. That match will kick off at 3:30 p.m. The finalists will be determined soon. Old England stayed on course to make the play-offs of the Knockpatrick Division in the Peter Bunting Central Manchester constituency football competition, by defeating Brokenhurst 2-1. Other victors were Albion, who were 2-1 winners over Beltiro, Pear Tree, who brushed off New Vision 3-0 and Inverness, who created a major upset in outscoring Knockpatrick 3-2. Porus remained leaders in their division, blanking Bombay 3-0, while Coffee Grove and Content ended 3-3, virtually killing each other’s chances. However, it was Blue Mountain thatmade the biggest statement in this division, slamming Hope Village 6-0. In the Mandeville Division, Georges Valley spanked defending champions Hanbury 2-0, while Cedar Grove won 1-0 over Bonito Strikers. Natasha McKenzie, a Holmwood Technical High School physical education teacher, enhanced her growing reputation as the top female walker in central Jamaica by easily taking the female category of the Munro Top Rock 6.5 km walk race last Sunday. The event, which is the initiative of the Munro College Old Boys’ Association, was being held for the first time. The route began on the north end of the over 200 acres school property, going downwards into the community before asking athletes to negotiate the famous Chelsea hill, which has an elevation of over 100 metres. McKenzie’s time of 52 minutes and 18 seconds was 15 minutes better than any other female participant but was fourth overall in the men’s category. The two first places in the men’s event were taken by Munro College schoolboys Rejeanne McClymont (48 mins) and Dean Witter (50:58.39 mins). Third place went to Richard Bryan, who finished in 50:59:31 and who took the overall over-40 category. McKenzie will now look to defend her Church Teachers College 5 km title. She is a distant relative of former top road racer Linton McKenzie.last_img read more

CC&PA denies rape allegation against officer

first_imgIn light of an article that was published in Guyana Times on June 19, 2018, under the caption, “Teen allegedly molested by CC&PA Office”, Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency, Ann Greene, vehemently denied that an officer of the Agency was the perpetrator.CC&PA Director Ann GreeneDuring a telephone conversation with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Greene explained the officer who was implicated in the matter is the one conducting the investigation. She could not release information on the perpetrator but is adamant that her officer is not involved.The mother of the child however, is attached to another department within the Social Protection Ministry.She explained that an investigation was launched into the matter the moment it was reported to the officers at the CC&PA. She further stated that investigations have been completed and handed over to the Police for further investigation.“As we speak, the files is with the Police who will have to send same to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) who will determine the way forward…,” she explained.However, she reprimanded Guyana Times for the “erroneous” and “misleading” article and more so threatened to take legal actions. She is of the belief that such articles put a damper on the work of the Agency.“We have been working around the clock in making sure children who were abused are protected and we will continue to make sure that is done…I am disappointed in the article…,” she related.With respect to the complainant, she explained that the CC&PA officers would have met with and updated them on the issue.The 13-year-old victim has reportedly told relatives of the instances when she had been molested by her mother’s lover, but was ignored after he denied the accusations when confronted.The teen continued to complain to relatives that the man would constantly attack her, but she was on several occasions forced to remain silent.An aunt explained that her niece confided in her school teacher, who later reported the matter to a family member.“When she told her mother, (her mother) ignored her and tells her to stop lying, so she felt frustrated and depressed and wanted to kill herself. One day she decided to call her father (my brother) and tell him what was happening, and he give me the phone because he couldn’t deal with it”.The woman said the following day she visited the CC&PA to file a report, but was later told that she has to file it in the jurisdiction in which the incident occurred.Following the allegation being reported, the Form Two student was examined by a doctor, and it was confirmed that she had been sexually violated.The aunt claimed that several weeks have elapsed since the matter was reported, and nothing has been done.The teenager is visibly traumatised; and according to the aunt, the teen is suicidal, since she blames herself for what had happened.last_img read more

Papiss Cisse could miss Newcastle’s entire Christmas schedule admits Steve McClaren

first_img1 Papiss Cisse Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse could miss the entire holiday programme after an initial scan on his damaged groin proved inconclusive.The Senegal international limped off 33 minutes into Saturday’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw with Aston Villa at St James’ Park after landing awkwardly, and is not only a major doubt for the Boxing Day clash but for the games which immediately follow.Head coach Steve McClaren said: “He’s had a scan and he needs a second opinion on another to gauge the severity, how long [he will be out]. We still don’t know, but he’s a doubt for the weekend.”That represents a blow to McClaren, who has preferred Cisse to summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic for the last four games, although the Serbia international came off the bench at Tottenham on December 13 to cancel out Eric Dier’s opener and then set-up fellow substitute Ayoze Perez to clinch victory.However, he has received better news on the injury front with a quartet of players – defenders Jamaal Lascelles and Steven Taylor, who both have hamstring problems, midfielder Rolando Aarons and striker Emmanuel Riviere, who are recovering from foot and knee injuries respectively – either back in training or ready to resume within days.McClaren said: “Jamaal trained this morning for the first time; Rolando will train at the end of the week and Manu will be training by the end of the week.“Steven Taylor is coming on really well, so a fortnight into January he could be back training as well, so it’s good news on that front.”The Magpies play at 5.30pm on Boxing Day and will be in training on Christmas Day as they put the final touches to their preparations.McClaren said: “We’ll train as normal. We’ll be in nice and early and prepare for Everton. We have to be professional when others are enjoying it a little bit more and just make sure we focus and keep our intensity.“The players will be in during the morning and then home. It will be normal preparation – with lots of present opening on Christmas Day.”last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino a target for Chelsea? ‘He’s worked wonders with Tottenham’, former Blues goalkeeper tells talkSPORT

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has emerged as a leading candidate to take over as manager of Chelsea, but former Blues goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has told talkSPORT that Tottenham should fight for their boss.Reports on Wednesday have claimed the Argentine coach is one of five names, along with the likes of Diego Simeone and Didier Deschamps, on Chelsea’s shortlist to replace interim boss Guus Hiddink.Pochettino has impressed in his two seasons in the White Hart Lane hotseat, transforming Spurs into potential Premier League title contenders with his attacking ethos and focus on the development of young players.His methods and manner, which is in stark contrast to axed manager Jose Mourinho’s harsh nature, are thought to appeal to Chelsea as they search for their next long-term chief.And, when asked about the rumours, ex-Blues glovesman Bosnich told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Pochettino is hot property, everyone has seen what he’s done with Spurs.“Tottenham were a side that looked fine when everything was going well for them, but when it started raining, metaphorically, they’d go under. But he stopped that.“I still think they’ve got an outside chance for the title as well, so they’d be very wise to keep him.”last_img read more

Sadio Mane sets unique Liverpool record with goal against Crystal Palace

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Mane finished into an empty net RANKED Last week, Mane became the first Liverpool player since John Barnes to score in three consecutive season-openers and has now kept up his goalscoring trend.The match was his 150th appearance in English football, and he’s netted six times against the Eagles so far. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Latest Liverpool News shining REVEALED center_img 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won smart causal possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures huge blow gameday cracker Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars silverware Sadio Mane has become the first Liverpool player to score in three successive league meetings with Crystal Palace.The Senegal international bagged a late goal to secure the three points for Jurgen Klopp’s side in their 2-0 win at Selhurst Park on Monday night. As for the match itself, James Milner placed a spot kick past Hennessey to give his side the lead just before the break.With 15 minutes remaining, Liverpool hit their opponents on the break and Roberto Firmino played Mo Salah in one-on-one.As the Egyptian stormed towards goal, he was tripped by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Palace were reduced to ten men as a result.The visitors secured the three points in stoppage time as another breakaway move saw Mo Salah feed Sadio Mane, who rounded Wayne Hennessey to wrap up the fixture.last_img read more


first_imgDetails of this weekend’s much-anticipated Relay For Life event at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology have been released.The 24 hours event, which aims to raise funding to fight cancer and raise awareness of the disease, is even bigger and better than last year’s inaugural event. As well as the featured 24 hour relay, there will be lots of entertainment, a mass and even a morning exercise class!Daniel O’Donnell -with Helena McDaid and Her Mother Margaret Callaghan after launching his single ” I’ll See This Journey Through” which was launched for the Relay for Life last year. Photo:- Clive WassonSo all we need now is for everyone to get along to the LYIT at some stage and show their support for a wonderful cause.SAT 25TH MAY AT LYIT3.30pm – 5.30pm SURVIVOR AND CARER REGISTRATION 5.30pm WELCOMING AND OPENING CEREMONY6pm SURVIVORS LAP FOLLOWED BY CARERS LAP & TEAM PARADE7 – 10.30 pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT including Jimmy Buckley, Lisa McHugh,Robert Mizzell, Johnny Brady,Grainne Gavigan,Sailor Bill,ArcanadhKim Dickinson, Lee Mulhern, Donegal Tenors, Maire Brennan,Mairead Ni Maonaigh 10.30pm – 11pm LUMINARIA CEREMONY11 – 12 pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT by SontasSUN 26TH MAY AT LYITMidnight – 7.30am NIGHT TIME FUN including Celtic Tiger, Anne Biddie, Paul McCahill, Richie Remo, DJ Scoop6.45am-7.20am DAWN CHORUS MASS with Scoil Mhuire Gan Small Choir7.30am – 9am MORNING EXERCISE AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT with Mr Motivator, Alec Black and Stack of Barley9am –10am GOSPEL HOUR BROADCAST LIVE ON HIGHLAND including Survivor Choir, Colmcille Choir, Relay Choir, Charlie McGettigan10am -11am ECUMENICAL SERVICE BROADCAST LIVE HIGHLAND11am –5.15pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON THE STAGE including Jackie Sharkey,Ian Smith, Paul Kelly, Simon Peters, David Craig, Brian Kerrigan,Seamus McGee, Sneak Preview, Trevor Loughrey, Ryan Turner Band,Shane McLoughlin1 pm – 4pm HEALTH FAIR OPENS5.20pm – 6 pm FINALE AND CLOSING CEREMONYHighland Radio is broadcasting live from the event throughout 24 hours and the event is also being live streamed around the world, link available on Correct at time of going to press.DETAILS OF THIS WEEKEND’S ‘RELAY FOR LIFE’ EXTRAVAGANZA REVEALED was last modified: May 20th, 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:cancereventsLYITRelay for Lifelast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S Mark English has been named as the Athlete of the Year at the National Athletic Awards this afternoon.On a stunning night in Zurich, English claimed the bronze medal in the 800m final of the European Championships.And the performance of the 21-year old Letterkenny man marked Ireland’s first ever medal in the two lap event at any major outdoor championship. There was also a special moment for Roisin McGettigan – grandparents from Donegal –  this afternoon when she was awarded a retrospective bronze medal for the 1500m from the 2009 European Indoor Athletics Championships in Turin.The winner of that race, Anna Alminova of Russia, was subsequently banned for a doping offence. McGettigan will now enter the record books as winning Ireland’s 21st European Indoor medal. BRILLIANT MARK ENGLISH NAMED ATHLETE OF THE YEAR was last modified: November 26th, 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:mark englishtrack and field athlete of the yearlast_img read more

Silver for SA cyclist at World Champs

first_img30 September 2013 “As a team, we believe he’s a major star for the future, which is why we’re investing heavily in athletes likes him. “I’m extremely happy,” Meintjes, the current South African under-23 road race and individual time trial champion, said at the finish. “This was a goal of mine all season. The race started in Montecatini Terme and finished in Firenze Mandela Forum, a sports stadium named in honour of former South African president Nelson Mandela, which made the day more special for the South African team. ‘A major talent’“We identified Louis as a major talent a few years ago and I’ve always admired his work ethic,” Team MTN-Qhubeka Team Principal Douglas Ryder said in a statement. South Africa’s Louis Meintjes raced to a silver medal in the under-23 road race at the UCI World Championships in Florence, Italy on Friday, with Matej Mohoric of Slovenia taking the gold medal. SAinfo reporter The South African World Championships team started the race with three riders, also including Meintjes’ Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung teammate Johann van Zyl and Christopher Jennings. With less riders than the other nations, the team had to rely on riding a clever race. “World champs is always a special race and I’ve been doing it three years in a row. Being an under-23 race, it should technically be a little easier than the level we’ve (Team MTN-Qhubeka) been racing at this year, so I thought I can maybe get a result. The gold medal winner pulled away on the descent to the finish, with Meintjes holding off the chasing peloton to finish three seconds behind the Slovenian. center_img “My plan was to follow wheels and wait until the last hour and see what’s left of the race. I started feeling really well as the race went on. As soon as we got on the finishing circuit, I could feel I had the legs today,” the 21-year-old Meintjies reckoned. It was contested over 173 kilometres and included seven laps on the finishing circuit. Meintjes was among the front-runners with two laps to go and then put in a major attack on the last lap to get to Mohoric. ‘Great confidence’“When I saw the route after it was launched, I had extra motivation. I went and trained on the circuit and it gave me great confidence.” “It’s great to see Louis doing so well. He’s obviously in a great team environment with top support at MTN Qhubeka. When he raced with the Toyota Cycle Lab Academy, we could see he was destined for great things,” Nic White, who oversees the running of the Toyota Cycle Lab Academy, said in a statement on the weekend. ‘Hard work paying off’“I think this is hard work paying off. I think this is going to happen for a lot of riders in Africa and South Africa. It’s just a matter of time before we see more names coming through. This is a result of what we’re trying to do with Team MTN-Qhubeka and the investment all our sponsors are putting in,” he added. “Our team manager Mark van der Merwe told me that Louis was the best rider he’d ever seen. He’s got the whole package: the right temperament, tactical sense and physical suitability. He’s also highly intelligent and conscientious, so is actually a pleasure to have in a team.” Toyota Cycle Lab AcademyMeintjes, like Tour de France champion Chris Froome, began his journey to success by spending three of his formative years with the Toyota Cycle Lab Academy, from 2009 to 2011. “We really believe in the South African and African dream. When we made it public a few years ago that we want to develop an African world champion, it was very ambitious. With the increased support from our amazing partners like MTN and Samsung, people can now see that our dreams and goals are a reality.”last_img read more

Girl raped in Chandigarh on her way to school to celebrate Independence Day

first_imgA minor girl was kidnapped and raped by an unidentified man in Chandigarh on Tuesday when she was on her way to school to celebrate Independence Day.The victim, a Class VIII student of the government senior secondary school here was raped allegedly by a middle-aged man at the children’s traffic park, situated in the heart of the city, while she was going to her school enroute the park.The police said a case of rape and kidnapping has been registered following a complaint by the victim that she was sexually assaulted by a man, who fled the spot after committing the crime.Chandigarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Eish Singhal said the ”incident” took place at around 8:15 in the morning on Tuesday. “The girl was going to school and entered the park (children’s traffic park) from the back gate. An FIR has been registered under section 363, 376 of the Indian Penal Code, besides relevant sections of Protection Of Children from Sexual offences (POCSO) Act,” he said. “We have rounded up few suspect and investigation is underway. The girl is stable, though she has been traumatised by the incident,” said Mr. Singhal.Police said the girl narrated the incident to her family, following which police was informed. The accused had dragged her into the ”nullah” (seasonal watercourse) that flows through the park, and sexually assaulted her, said Police sources.The police later took the victim to the government hospital in Sector 16 for a medical examination, which confirmed sexual assault.Replying to query that the victim was raped on a knife point, Mr. Singhal said ”it’s being investigated”.last_img read more