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Three Ugandans bid for Commonwealth Youth Games glory in Bahamas

first_imgATUHAIRE OGOLA A.. 2:07.97 UOC and Athletics official Godfrey Nuwagaba and UOC’s Jacqueline Nakiddu are leading the Ugandan team.Great Commonwealth history for UgandaUganda has a rich history at the youth level, especially in athletics where the Commonwealth Youth Games have introduced the likes of  Halimah Nakaayi to the big stage. The games were first held in Edinburgh in 2000 with Uganda getting onto the medal scene in a big way in Pune, India in 2008.Commonwealth medals for Uganda2015Apia Samoa – Two Silver, two bronze.Athletics – Peruth Chemutai silver in girls 1500m and 3000mAthletics – Janat Chamutso bronze in girls 1500m and 3000m2011 YALIMAIWAI Temaf.. SCOTT Daniel Mi.. 2:09.90 Atuhaire Ogola Ambala carrying the national flag at the Commonwealth Youth Games opening ceremony in Bahamas Tuesday nightNassau, Bahamas  | THE INDEPENDENT |   ThreeUgandan teenagers are in Bahamas to fly the country’s flag at the Commonwealth Youth Games that started on Tuesday.Uganda has a rich history in the Commonwealth Youth Games, having won 14 medals in track and field athletics at the last three games in  Samoa in 2015, Isle of Man in 2011 and in Pune India in 2008.In Bahamas, athlete Josephine Lalam Joyce, 16 will compete in the girls discuss on Friday, a few hours after Sarah Chelangat,16 featuring in the girls 1500m Thursday.The other  Ugandan is swimmer Atuhaire Ogola Ambala, 16 , who will feature in the boys 200m freestyle at 5.30pm and breastroke at 6pm today. He will also feature in the longer 400m races later.More than 1,000 young athletes will take part in the sixth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games between 18 and 23 July.It is the first time in more than 50 years that a Commonwealth Games event of any kind has been held in the Caribbean, the last being in 1966 in Kingston, Jamaica.The participants, aged between 14 and 18, will represent each of the 52 Commonwealth countries (or 70 participating national teams) and will compete in nine sports events over the course of six days.The 2017 Games will feature three new sports, beach soccer, judo and beach volleyball whilst dropping archery, lawn bowls, weightlifting, and squash. Cycling will also make a return during these games. 2:11.01 5 Share on: WhatsApp 4 RANKBIBNAMERESULT 1 2:14.11 SOOAEMALELAGI Si.. SALIBOKO Collins.. Isle of Man – 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronzeAthletics – Halimah Nakaayi  400m goldAthletics – Phillip Kipyeko bronze 3000mAthletics – Zac Kiprotich silver 2000m SCAthletics –  Nancy Cheptegei 3000m silverAthletics –  Nancy cheptgeri 2000m sc silver2008Pune, India – 1 Gold, 4 silverAthletics –  Elvis Ukale silver 400mAthletics –  Alex cherop silver 1500mAthletics –  Moses Kibet gold 5000mAthletics –  Dickson Huru silver 5000mAthletics – Doreen Chesang silver 3000m 2:04.21 3 RESULTS UPDATE : 200m swimming freestyle  2last_img read more

Laurie Foster: Supporting Cameron Blazers

first_img TO THE NEXT LEVEL Coming to mind are Jermaine Gonzales, (national record holder from 2010 with 44.40); Javere Bell, national champion in 2013, 45.00); Jaheel Hyde, still a junior with a 400m hurdles personal best of 49.01 and reigning champion at that event and 110m hurdles at the World Junior Championships and Youth Olympics, respectively. There is also Rosemarie Whyte-Robinson, the 2008 national champion with a then career best of 50.05. Osaka World Championship 200m finalist, Marvin Anderson, now turned coach and administrator, will adapt to the crucial role as manager of the club’s talent. After a stint with the Racers Track Club, Bert is now steering his own ship. This must be the engine he needs to drive his own coaching future. Even with the tools he has already assembled, a lot more is required. There is a template of the ultimate in success established by his former employers, led by the inimitable Glen Mills and their counterparts down the road, in Stephen Francis’ MVP. They did not attain their current lofty perch without strong financial backing. Foster’s Fairplay reaches out to Corporate Jamaica and Cameron’s St Jago High School family, especially the super-active overseas-based chapters, to afford the platform that the Blazers need to move their effort to the next level. Jamaica has blazed the trail in this event, starting with the Helsinki Olympics quartet of Arthur Wint, Les Laing, Herb McKenley and George Rhoden in 1952. If anyone is capable of bringing the country back to that level, Bert Cameron surely can. – For Feedback: E-mail lauriefoster2012@gmail.com Courtesy of track and field athlete mentor and considerably more, Hugh Scott, Foster’s Fairplay was invited to support a fund-raising. The idea was to stir the pot on assistance for the Cameron Blazers Track Club. Those associated with the sport will recognise Scott, a Calabar Old Boy, as someone who works behind the scenes to give nurture and sustenance to a project in which he believes. Without his permission, this journalist will say no more. Suffice to add that, from personal experience, his passion and commitment have mushroomed to give recognition and reward, which have proven to be of inestimable value to young athletes. Cameron Blazers, the relatively new track and field learning institution, is founded and administered by 1983 Helsinki 400m World champion, Bertland Cameron. It was the inaugural staging of the prestigious event. Of those privileged to be listening to the BBC commentary, who can forget mention of “the boy from Spanish Town”, so described one is sure with no intention or desire to demean or disrespect. It was a moment of pride for Jamaica in an era where the ground work was just being laid for the multiple medal scenario that popped out at us, come Beijing 2008 and the (Usain) Bolt and Shelly (Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce) factor. The following year came the Los Angeles Olympics. Expectations ran high. Cameron was at the top of the world in the 400m. In the semi-finals, he stormed out to settle a verbal and mental battle with the United States’ number two man, Antonio McKay, who was talking up a storm about his pending encounter with our boy Bert. Popular feeling is that the focus on the blabbermouth, McKay, led to that extra effort on the backstretch, result a pulled hamstring mid race and what should have been an end to his Olympics. Vividly recalled, is the shout coming from a friend and freight forwarder, Delroy, at whose home in Florida the race was being watched: “He is coming back for them!” Bert was fourth and qualified injury and all for the final two days later. The pain and disappointment of not being able to take his lane and repeat the previous year’s gold medal performance still lingers for some. They form the basis of the wish for him to put his imprint on an event where the world has witnessed and welcomed his immense talent as a performer. With all that history and the potent support in his corner, the former national record holder (44.50 at the 1988 Seoul Olympics) will have his challenges. He has had his comeuppance with detractors, which has been part of the politics of the sport. He is blessed to have in his camp a number of athletes who have already signalled their one-lap value on the global scene.last_img read more

20 bicycles, bags awarded to Top NGSA students in Region 10

first_img– as part of 5 Bs initiativeAs part of the President’s Five Bs (boats, buses, bicycles, breakfast and books) initiative, 20 bicycles and bags were donated to the top National Grade 6 Assessment Examination students from within Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Monday.Present to hand over the bicycles to the students at the Region’s Department of Education was Minister of Social Cohesion Amna Ally, who congratulated the top performers, teachers and parents, while emphasising the impact the 5 Bs programme has in ensuring that the nation’s children are afforded an opportunity of getting to school.More so, she noted that President David Granger’s dream for students is being realised, as the initiative continues to catch on across the country: “His dream is to have an educated nation. Our boys and girls are being now prepared…his dream is more than comingThe bicycles and bags that were donatedthrough…it is about providing opportunities for our young people to be better citizens of this country. Many of our children have been delinquent going to school. And it is not because it is their desire, but it is because of poverty. It was because of inequality, and this Region suffered a lot of inequalities during previous years”, Minister Ally said.The minister also thanked Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland whom she noted initiated the distribution of the bicycles and who also made a promise to donate an additional bicycle to another of the Region’s top NGSA performer.In noting that Linden is doing well, she encouraged the community to be “builders”, another ‘B’ which she said should be added. Minister Ally in presenting the bicycles also encouraged the students to be careful along the roadway.Mayor Holland in his remarks noted that the initiative endeavours to create the kind of condition under which children can thrive. He said that in order for children to succeed, measures such as access to essentials must be put in place. Holland also thanked the Government for the initiative of meeting the needs of citizens.“Our President recognises that we must invest in our youths in order to reap the wealth of benefits to be derived from the wealth of learning…therefore it is in the interest of all of us to join in and support the President, the initiative, I applaud”, he stated.Regional Chairman Renis Morian during his remarks noted how pleased he was that government is pursuing education as an initiative, as well as with the results of students in the Region. He urged continued support to the development of students as they continue their journey, including those who did not make it to the top level.The bicycles have added to a list of three boats, a bus to the Region, along with many others across the country.The awardees include 4 students who will be attending Queen’s College, ten at Bishops High, four at St Stanislaus College and three at St Roses High.last_img read more

Who Will Hold the Baboon Down for its Circumcision to Take Place?”

first_imgMontserrado County District 7 Representative, Solomon George, addressing the alleged missing billions issue, has called for physical inspection of the CBL’s vault in a bid to establish the veracity of statements from the CBL that no money has gone missing and that the L$15 billion in newly printed banknotes are all deposited in the bank’s vault.Representative George insists the Legislature authorized the printing of L$5 billion in new currency banknotes, adding that the additional L$10 billion reportedly printed by the CBL was illegal and that”anything outside of the authorized L$5 billion is robbery, broad day robbery”.“This governor is saying they audited the papers and, yes, the money was taken to the vaults. We are requesting as the people’s representatives, can you take us to where the money is being kept? We heard the money was brought in containers and bags, so take us to see the billions in the vaults.“The Bank has come out with an explanation to confuse the Liberian people. Anything outside of the L$5 billion is robbery. With all that is being explained, former Governor Weeks and his co-officers should go to jail for authorizing themselves to print excess money.”Representative George, also known to be a staunch ally of President Weah, has lambasted Finance Minister Tweah  and Justice Minister Musa Dean, both of whom he has accused of  “providing eighty percent distorted information to the public surrounding the missing money saga.”As it appears, the trading of barbs on this matter may not come to an end soon as more revelations on the mystery continue to spew forth. So far, aside from the list of organizations named to participate in the investigation, the individual identities of those representing the various groups have not been disclosed to the public. One of such organizations, the Liberia Council of Churches, has announced its withdrawal from the membership of participating investigators.In all of this, probity and transparency remain key concerns of the public, whose expressions of disbelief in official accounts of the alleged missing billions continue to make the rounds on social media and on various radio talk shows around the country. In one breath, money went missing and, in another, no money is missing. This leaves the public in a quandary,  not knowing who or what to believe.In the opinion of this newspaper, now is the time, more than ever before, for President Weah to step in and take command of this ship of state before it runs aground. The nation’s finances and its economy stand imperiled as a result of this imbroglio. In all fairness and from every indication, President Weah inherited this “mess” from his predecessor, former President Sirleaf.This newspaper is reliably informed that during President Sirleaf’s tenure, the practice of “fixing” legislators with brown envelopes (bribery) was commonplace. Several concession agreements, which bore no promise of benefits for the people, were signed and passed into law, howbeit, illegally. The ExxonMobil, Elenilto, Western Cluster, SIFCA agreements, etc. were passed under her watch by means of illegal inducement.Also, the ouster of Speakers Snowe and Tyler were, according to some former legislators (names withheld), accomplished through outright bribery. A legislator, name also withheld, told this paper that brown envelopes, each containing wads of cash in US dollar bills amounting to 40,000, was paid to each legislator who voted in favor of Tyler’s removal from the Speakership.In another instance, in the case of the Elenilto deal, a former legislator (name also withheld) wrote members of the House of Representatives as well as President Sirleaf pleading with her not to seek passage of the agreement into law until after sufficient due diligence was done. He was conveniently ignored and the agreement was passed granting mineral rights to a mere scrap dealership known as Elenilto.As regards the printing of new currency banknotes which was proposed by President Sirleaf, several legislators are on record for questioning the rationale of the President to request printing of huge amounts of currency banknotes when, according to one such legislator, Edward Forh, President Sirleaf was virtually on the cusp of her departure from office.But, then Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay had him (Forh) booted out of the session, having been accused of disturbance. After much hauling and pulling, several legislators did sign in approval of the proposal to print additional currency banknotes. This approval, according to Representative Solomon George, was given for the printing of only 5bn in new currency banknotes.As regards the second batch of 10bn banknotes, Representative George maintains that no approval was given and that it was therefore illegal for the CBL to have printed the additional banknotes. Rather strangely, the letter of authorization to the CBL to print was under the signatures of the House Chief Clerk and the Secretary of the Senate rather than that of the Speaker of the House of Representatives who is the head of the Legislature.The question is, could or can the CBL legally print money based on the authority of the Chief Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate? Why did the CBL Board of Governors not seek clarification from the Legislature on this? Was the Board not aware that it is the Speaker of the House who, as Head of the Legislature, is possessed of the legal competence to sign a letter of commitment on behalf of the Legislature?This newspaper recalls that President Weah told the nation that he met empty coffers at his assumption of office. His position was countered by President Sirleaf, who insisted that she left money in the coffers amounting to about US$160m which is roughly equivalent to the value of newly printed banknotes. Was this the money that President Sirleaf was referring to or what?Calls by some legislators and from the public for an audit of the past government has been met with stony silence, apparently out of fear that such audits could be extended to the present government. According to sources close to the Weah presidency, the fear lies in the fact that an audit could be replete with unknown consequences not only for President Weah’s predecessor but for himself as well.As a traditional elder put it, “we all know that baboon needs to be circumcised but, the problem is who will hold the baboon down for its circumcision to take place?”   And this is the predicament in which President Weah finds himself – a virtual “Catch 22” situation – be damned if you do and be damned if you don’t.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Big race approaching for NENAS’ Go-Karts 4 Girls

first_imgAs part of the program, each group of young females has been challenged to build a working go-kart, which will be featured in a community celebration, and will even get fired up for a race.That exciting race will be held this Friday, July 27 in the parking lot of Dawson Creek’s Encana Events Centre.The race will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and will feature teams from Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd and Fort Nelson.- Advertisement -The event is free of charge to attend and concessions will be available on site.last_img

DONEGAL DAILY’S NEW HEALTH & BEAUTY COLUMN: WIN FABULOUS NEW GARNIER PRODUCTS

first_imgNEW! DONEGAL Daily is kick-starting it’s new Health and Beauty section with a giveaway for one lucky reader to help kick-start your spring and summer beauty regime.All you have to do is send an email with your name, telephone number and home town and tell us what you’d like to read about in Health and Beauty.Send your email to lifestyle@donegaldaily.com to reach us before noon this Friday May 3rd. One reader will receive a bottle of Garnier Body Ultimate Oil and the newly launched Garnier 5 Second Perfect Blur, exclusive to Boots. Usual Donegal Daily rules apply.Review: Garnier Body Ultimate Beauty Oil 150mlThis is a lightweight dry mist that super hydrates your skin. The oil is quickly absorbed so no hanging around waiting for it to dry before you dress. Another bonus is that it doesn’t transfer to clothing.I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and have seen a huge improvement in my skin. I applied it after showering and my skin felt soft and moisturised. I think it’s perfect for when it gets warmer and you will be baring your legs. It leaves a light sheen on the skin and is enriched with argan, macadamia, almond and rose oil. I loved that it wasn’t heavily scented, just a light pleasant fragrance.Review: Garnier 5 Second Perfect BlurGarnier 5 Second Perfect Blur, a smoothing and perfecting primer with optical effect. 5sec Perfect Blur takes 5 seconds to apply and improves the look of your skin immediately.This innovative formula diffuses light in all directions to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, open pores and uneven skin tone.In addition, its velvety texture leaves skin feeling incredibly smooth, soft, matte and feels comfortable to wear all day long. It blurs the appearnance of shine, fine lines and wrinkles. DONEGAL DAILY’S NEW HEALTH & BEAUTY COLUMN: WIN FABULOUS NEW GARNIER PRODUCTS was last modified: April 29th, 2013 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:DONEGAL DAILY’S NEW HEALTH & BEAUTY COLUMN: WIN GARNIER PRODUCTSlast_img read more

VOLUNTEERS PRAISED AS DONEGAL TOWN COMMUNITY BAND CROWNED ULSTER CHAMPIONS

first_imgTHE VOLUNTEERS behind the Donegal Town Community Band have been praised today after a provincial title win at the weekend.The band were crowned Ulster Champions at the Ulster Fleadh in Co Down.Parents and musicians have today praised the band of volunteers who all made it possible. VOLUNTEERS PRAISED AS DONEGAL TOWN COMMUNITY BAND CROWNED ULSTER CHAMPIONS was last modified: July 18th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Ed Sheer-hen visits Kilmacrennan National School! – Picture Special

first_imgThere was great egg-citement in Kilmacrennan National School as pupils took part in their annual chick hatching project.Eleven chicks have hatched so far, and have been given some fantastic names to refer to their chirpy nature. The new arrivals include Ed Sheer-hen, Shell-vis Presley, Chicken Bieber and Egg-del!Now in its seventh year, the project is something that Rang a Sé pupils look forward to each year. This year was no different with fantastic enthusiasm from all pupils. The students taught the younger pupils all about the life cycle of a chicken through PowerPoint presentations and there was great egg-citement in the school when the chicks began hatching. The children were lucky enough to witness a chick emerging from the egg and 11 chicks have hatched so far. The difficult task came when it was time to name the chicks. Due to the melodious chirping the children decided to alter names of singers. Ed Sheer-hen, Shell-vis Presley, Chicken Bieber and Egg-del to name but a few!Well done to all involved and special thanks goes to Stephen Lee Doherty, Oran Doherty, Ciaran Mc Cormick, Darragh Murray and Michael Gallagher for their help in the project. Ed Sheer-hen visits Kilmacrennan National School! – Picture Special was last modified: March 28th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Usain Bolt and Ross McCormack start and score three goals for A-League side

first_img Bolt wears the number 95 – a nod to his world record 9.58 100m time McCormack also joined the Mariners this summer, signing on loan from Aston Villa, and he too netted in the 4-0 victory.It’s been a rollercoaster two years for the 32-year-old, who was one of the Championship’s top players with Fulham before leaving to join Villa in 2016.It was claimed he moved to have a better chance to play Premier League football, but fell out of favour at Villa Park. Two years later, Fulham are in the top flight and he’s on loan in Australia.However, starting alongside and scoring with a true sporting legend will surely be a career highlight – if a bizarre one.Watch McCormack and Bolt’s goals below! 2 Usain Bolt scored his maiden goals as a professional footballer Move over Henry and Bergkamp, Cole and Yorke, Suarez and Sturridge – there’s a new star strike duo in town…Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter of all time, and Aston Villa reject Ross McCormack formed an unlikely partnership as they started up front for Australian club Central Coast Mariners on Friday. BOLT HAS HIS BRACE! ⚡️That’s two goals tonight for @usainbolt!! What a moment in sport, don’t think limits! #CCMFC 🎥 @FOXFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/0NeIH9i49V— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) October 12, 2018center_img 2 .@TommyOar10 ➡️ Ross McCormack! 😍 🎥@FOXFOOTBALL #SWSvCCM #CCMFC #ALeague pic.twitter.com/wT3Npba8wm— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) October 12, 2018 They combined to score three goals between them, with Bolt netting a brace on his first start in professional football.What a time to be alive!The game was a pre-season friendly in New South Wales against Macarthur South West United – a side made up of the best players from teams in the region.It provided Bolt with his latest run-out, having joined the Australian club – whose sporting director is former Manchester United assistant coach Mike Phelan – on an ‘indefinite’ trial in the summer.Still yet to be handed a professional contract, Bolt failed to score on his debut in August, but found the net twice on his first start for the side on Friday, playing alongside Scotland international McCormack. Here it is, @usainbolt, the footballer, scores his maiden Mariners goal. What a moment! Don’t think limits! ⚡️ #SWSvCCM #CCMFC 🎥@FOXFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/X7zrqmrYCZ— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) October 12, 2018last_img read more

DONEGAL SNUBBED AGAIN AS NOT A SINGLE TOWN NAMED IN ‘TOURISM AWARDS’

first_imgGlenties: Home of the MacGill Summer School and this weekend’s famous Harvest FairDONEGAL’S towns and villages have been completely excluded in new tourism awards announced by Tourism Ireland.Not a single place in our county was deemed good enough to make a shortlist announced by the organisation.There was no place for Bundoran, Letterkenny or Buncrana despite all three large towns pulling in tens of thousands of tourists every year. And other smaller towns which have scooped tourism awards in the past like Ardara and Glenties didn’t make the shortlist either.With the Wild Atlantic Way, Failte Ireland has finally put Donegal on the tourism map as visitor numbers increase to this county.But when it comes to handing out the gongs, it appears Kerry is cleaning up again.Two overall winners will  share the ultimate accolade of Ireland’s top Tourism Town – for the Best Large Town and Best Small Town – when the winners are chose in November. The shortlisted towns are:Ardmore, Waterford [small town]Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim [small town]Glengarriff, Cork [small town]Kinsale, Cork [small town]Lismore, Waterford [small town]Portmagee, Kerry [small town]Killarney, Kerry [large town]Cobh, Cork [large town]Westport, Mayo [large town]Kilkenny, Kilkenny [large town]The awards began in 2012, when Portmagee, Co. Kerry was crowned the inaugural winner, with Kilkenny taking honour last year.This year there are two awards to include Best Large Town and Best Small Town.As part of their shortlisting, the selected towns have already been subject to a series of unannounced inspections from a team of independent ‘secret shoppers’.But not a single town in Donegal made the shortlist. Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring, said: “This award is all about recognising those Irish towns, villages and communities which are putting their weight behind tourism and working hard to make their town even more attractive for tourists.“Tourism performance in Ireland has always been underpinned by the friendliness and hospitality of the people and it is truly fitting that we have an award scheme to recognise that vital input. I hope that the towns and villages shortlisted today will be an inspiration for other communities around Ireland.”WHAT do you think?Let us know via comments below or on Facebook and Twitter. DONEGAL SNUBBED AGAIN AS NOT A SINGLE TOWN NAMED IN ‘TOURISM AWARDS’ was last modified: September 9th, 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:ArdarabuncranabundoranGlentiesletterkennyTourism Irelandlast_img read more