first_imgVETERAN outstanding Jamaican female athletes Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart are among 14 athletes named to the 2017 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Women’s Legends Class. This announcement was made recently by the conference office. The SEC Women’s Legends class highlights accomplished former student athletes, coaches and administrators from the 14 members institutions. Campbell-Brown, formerly of Vere Technical, attended the University of Arkansas, while Stewart, formerly of St Jago, attended the University of Auburn. Campbell-Brown, who attended Arkansas in 2004 after transferring from Barton County Community Junior College, has had a distinguished career for the Razorbacks. During her first season there, she received three first team All-America honours at the indoor national meet. She is a two-time individual Olympic gold medallist for Jamaica and also won two individual World Championships gold medals. At last year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she captured her eighth Olympic medal as a member of Jamaica’s silver-winning 4×100 metres relay team. Stewart, a two-time Olympic individual medallist with silver in the 100 metres and bronze in the 200 metres at Beijing 2008 also won silver in the 100 metres in Berlin at the 2009 World Championships to go along with excellent results for the Auburn Tigers. She was named 2007 SEC Runner of the Year and USTFCCA National Runner of the Year after capturing the SEC and NCAA Championships in the 60 metres and the 200 metres. She was named All-American seven times and is one of the best athletes in the school’s history. They were both recognised along with several other athletes at the SEC basketball tournament held between March 1-5, 2016 in Greenville, South Carolina. Each legend will be honoured during half-time of their team’s first home game of the tournament.last_img read more

first_imgRehabilitation of Kitty Market has recommenced after several weeks of delay as a result of shortage ofThe incomplete Kitty Marketmaterial.Vendors related to this publication that the contractor has recommenced works and they await the completion of the long-delayed rehabilitated market.“The materials buy, we see it coming lil bit lil bit, and the workers start their work from what I can see,” a vendor who identified himself only as “Rata” said.Other vendors expressed hope that there would be no other delays in completing the market since they are still being charged a monthly rent for the space they are to occupy when rehabilitation is finished.“It hard, you know, we still gotta pay we rent and so. Look how long the due date pass. They ain’t thinking bout we out hey. We gotta pay fuh occupy the space they give we here and the market space otherwise we gon lose it. I just hope they ain’t stop work until the work done this time,” highlighted a visibly frustrated fruit vendor.However, no date of completion could be disclosed by the vendors.The rehabilitation of the Kitty Market began earlier this year, and the announced deadline at the time was scheduled for before Guyana’s 50th Jubilee Anniversary on May 26. However, construction halted, causing many persons to refer to the work as an election gimmick, under the refuted claims that the Mayor and City Council had become cash-strapped and unable to pay contractors for the restoration.During the latter part of the previous month, Guyana Times was informed by City Engineer Colvern Venture that the reconstruction on the Kitty Market had already resumed but was delayed because of the rainy weather: “The work is ongoing right now. It was stopped a little because of the rain and it was delayed because of the weather, but work is pressing on.”Additionally, upon visits to the market after this claim was made, Guyana Times was informed by City Hall officials that construction had indeed been halted but work was to resume the following week.last_img read more

first_imgBy Davina RamdassSunita Vandyke, who died six days after removing her eye at the Suddie Hospital in Region Two, has died, leaving six children behind for relatives to care for, something that has become a major challenge.Phyllis Carter with two of her grandchildren that she cares forFive-month-old Rebecca ThorneThe now dead woman’s mother-in-law, 59-year-old Phyllis Carter of Parika, East Bank Essequibo, recently reached out to this publication to share her story. Carter has been taking care of Vandyke’s two small children since her passing.According to her, after her daughter-in-law died, her relatives also took custody of the other children.She said her son, 32-year-old Brian Oswald, is self-employed and makes television antennas for a living and does not want his baby to be taken away from him, as the child is one of the only memories he has of his late wife.Although the man loves his daughter dearly, he is afraid that he may not be able to take care of her, his mother said, as his earnings are hardly enough to feed himself at the end of the day.The worried grandmother said it is hard to look at her son every day, fighting to earn a daily bread, as his business has been really slow over the past few months.Carter, who is unemployed at this point, said her husband, 70-year-old Raymond Carter, depends on his pension to sustain the family. She said the pensioner would usually take up “day works” around the community, but has been unable to do so due to his health deteriorating.She said that her husband’s monthly allowance is hardly able to feed everyone in the house since most of it goes towards paying bills.She, however, noted, as she hid her tears behind her voice, that it has not only been financially challenging for the family, but physically as well.According to her, she wakes up several times during the night with the little baby, who appears to be looking for her mom. In fact, Carter said that the now dead woman’s other children sometimes even ask where she is.The family is now seeking assistance from the public to be able to care for the little children. Carter said the family is willing to accept clothing for the children, food stocks and even financial assistance. Persons who would like to make a donation to the family can do so by contacting the widower’s mother on cellphone number 687-7302.The mother of six, Sunita Vandyke died in May at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) two days after being referred there from the Leonora Hospital in Region Three because of the severity of her condition.The young mother had been admitted at the Suddie Hospital on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) for several weeks, after doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital had removed one of her eyes without any proper explanation, although she had never had any medical complication with her eye.She had been taken to the Parika Health Centre, where the nurses had administered saline. After receiving the saline, she had started complaining of blurred vision.She explained that after her daughter-in-law had continued to complain about having blurred vision, she had taken her to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, from where doctors had transferred her to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.However, she had taken Vandyke to the GPHC after the eye problem had worsened and Vandyke’s condition had deteriorated. “We meet GPHC Emergency (Department) with the eye draining inflammation and the nose bleeding, and they said, ‘That’s not an emergency’. And we waited several hours and were sent away without seeing a doctor.“I even went to the boss upstairs to complain that we were not getting to see a doctor, and still we could [not] get help; we were sent away,” Carter said.The woman’s health condition had gotten worse, to the point where she had been unable to walk, and had stopped speaking. Since the incident, she had been in and out of hospital, and had been unable to care for her newborn.last_img read more

first_img60 shooters made it out for the 2015 sporting clay shoot at the North Peace Rod and Gun Club. The big winner was Wayne Norton as he connected on 273 out of 306 targets over the two day event in the HOA class.Tom Stenger was first in the Master class as he hit 272 targets. Winning in the AA grouping was Cory Tuffs with 250. Troy Fit was first in the A class with 241 hits. Robert Allen hit 221 in the B class. Top spot in the C group went to Jeff Kitt with 225. Boyd Wedge hit 216 targets in the D class. The winner of the E category was Egon Ungurian with 194 hit targets.Wayne Carlson was first in the vet category after he hit 243 targets. In the women’s grouping Pat White hit on 176 targets.- Advertisement -Full results can be seen in the attachment provided.last_img

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Fort St. John CX152 Dirty Harry Team brought home an award for the CX Division Jet Boat Racing at the recent Western Zones Awards night in Grande Prairie.Team driver, Clayton Wolsey and navigator Ryley Tschiedel brought home the 2018 CX Division 3rd Place Title.Clayton’s brother, Trapper Wolsey, says his brother was the only one to place an award from Fort St. John.- Advertisement -“He was the only one that placed there from Fort St. John. I got fourth and Stacy Kelm, he got fifth in our class and then Gord Humphrey he ended up fourth in a numbered class.”Trapper says his brother capitalized on his downtimes during the race.“They did some good racing and they had some good times. While we were having boat issues and stuff like that, they were capitalizing on making up time on us.”Advertisement Wolsey says that the teams are now getting the boats ready over the winter as they wait for next season in anticipation for the World Jet Boat Race Championship as it is coming to the Peace in July 2019.last_img read more

first_imgHouston led the league last season with 65 regular-season wins, but came into the contest next-to-last in the Western Conference.They gained a spot as they continued to claw their way back toward .500, improving to 13-14.“Honestly, we’re in a hole right now,” Harden said. “You look at the standings, we’re in the 14th spot — it’s kind of depressing. But we’ve got to figure it out.“We continue to fight our way through it.”Harden said early-season injuries and the addition of new players contributed to the shaky start to the season, but he remained confident the Rockets can be a force in the West.“I just believe and trust in all my guys,” he said. “We’ll continue to build.”Harden scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, when the Rockets — who led 90-88 through three periods — finally pulled away in a game that featured 13 lead changes and was tied 12 times.He pulled down his 10th rebound with less than 90 seconds remaining for the 37th triple-double of his career. He has produced four of the 13 50-point triple-doubles ever recorded in the league.Chris Paul added 14 points and nine assists, Clint Capela chipped in 16 points and 14 rebounds and Danuel House added 15 points off the bench for the Rockets.James led the Lakers with 29 points and Kyle Kuzma added 24, but the Lakers saw a two-game winning streak end.– Spurs dominate Clippers –The San Antonio Spurs continued their rise up the Western Conference rankings with a fourth straight victory, 125-87 over the Los Angeles Clippers.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, connecting on 12 of 14 shots. That included his first three-pointer of the season.Rudy Gay scored 21 points and DeMar DeRozan and Marco Belinelli added 14 apiece as six Spurs players scored in double figures.It was the Spurs’ biggest win of the season and gave them four wins in four games of their current six-game homestand. They had arrived back in Texas having lost two on the road to fall three games under .500 for the first time in two decades.“We had a lot of games on the road and that kind of caught up with us,” Aldridge said. “Coming home, guys wanted to recharge and take care of this home stand.”The Phoenix Suns took care of business at home, downing Dallas 99-89 to spoil the season debut of Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki.Nowitzki, who had ankle surgery in April, became the first player in NBA history to suit up for 21 seasons for the same team when he came into the game in the first quarter.He played just over six minutes and scored two points — banking in a jump shot on his first attempt of the night.Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said the team were “thrilled” to have Nowitzki back on the floor, but the lowly Suns spoiled the party, snapping a 10-game losing streak.T.J. Warren led Phoenix with 30 points in the Suns’ 99-89 NBA victory over the Dallas Mavericks © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Christian PetersenT.J. Warren led Phoenix with 30 points. Jamal Crawford added 17 off the bench and fellow reserve Josh Jackson contributed 14.Harrison Barnes led the Mavericks with 15 points, but Dallas were undone by 23 turnovers.A trip south of the border proved fruitful for the Orlando Magic, who ended a three-game skid with a 97-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls in Mexico City.Center Nikola Vucevic scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Magic, who trailed by four points with 7:35 remaining.Vucevic scored 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Magic secured the victory in front of a crowd of 20,021 at Arena Ciudad de Mexico.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki greets teammate Maximilian Kleber after checking out of the first half of his first game of the NBA season against the Phoenix Suns © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Christian PetersenLOS ANGELES, United States, Dec 14 – James Harden’s monster 50-point triple-double powered the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 NBA victory over LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.Harden, the reigning NBA Most Valuable player, added 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his second triple-double of the season and his second 50-point game of what has been a frustrating campaign for the Rockets so far.last_img read more

first_imgThis weekend once again sees the staging of the Peadar O’Donnell Weekend in Dungloe.The event, which is now in its thirteenth year, has a been a great success through those years and the 2013 event which will run from Friday 18th October to Sunday 20th October in Ionad Teampaill Chroine Library, Dungloe, is expected to be as popular as ever.This years theme will be ‘Ireland 2013 – Two Failed States?’ with a series of discussions, debates on the subject and will also see tours as well entertainment featuring music and readings befitting the memory of the man who the weekend commemorates. Peadar O’Donnell was a native of the Rosses, born in 1893 and following his training in Dublin as a teacher, he took a teaching post on Arranmore Island.An accomplished writer and poet, O’Donnell was also a political radical and committed socialist and joined the Irish Republican Army and went on to become a member of its executive army council in 1924. He was also a founding member of the Republican Congress. He passed away in 1986 having spent a lifetime involved in political activism and having many of his books and writings published.One of the organisers of the 2013 Peadar O’Donnell Weekend, Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig explained the title theme and said that more than ever people would be taking part in the weekends discussions considering the state of the county’s economy.“This year the theme will be looking at the issue of the failure of the states both north and south” Mr Mac Giolla Easbuig said. “Currently we have massive unemployment and emigration in Ireland due to the failed economy and the influence the IMF and ECB have on our country and we still have a portion of the north of Ireland under the control of a imperialist British government. Both situations have led to what can only be described as failed states and the reasons for it happening would have been something Peadar O’Donnell would have been actively opposed to.“So we will be discussing the failed stated issue along with other interesting subjects such as the kind of Ireland we would like to see and the life of Peadar O’Donnell, with speakers such as John Douglas, General Sec. of Mandate, journalist Jim Campbell, activist and author Tommy McKearney with other leading academics, authors and politicians such as Mary Cullen, Pam Brighton, Angela Nelson, Bill O’Brien and Jennifer McCann discussing other topics.“Another interesting talk will be given by Cllr Angela Nelson and Mandy Duffy on internment and human rights abuses, one close to the memory of Peadar O’Donnell as he himself was once a political prisoner. Bill O’Brien and Rev.David Frazer will also discuss ‘The Alternative Ulster Covenant – pages from our hidden history’.There will also be a book fair, a book launch, a historical walking tour of the area and musical and recital evenings with artists such as Jinx Lennon, Kevin Glackin and Aussie Bryson. So there will be something for all tastes over the weekend and given its the 120th anniversary of Peadar O’Donnell’s birth it would be great to see as many local people out along with those who travel to the area to enjoy the events. The weekend brings a great boost to the local area and we look forward to seeing many new faces joining us and taking part.”The weekend will begin at 8pm in Ionad Teampaill Chroine, Dungloe, this Friday and more information on the weekends events can be read at PEADAR O’DONNELL WEEKEND TO BE A HOTBED OF DEBATE AND DISCUSSION was last modified: October 17th, 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:dungloePeadar O’Donnell Weekendrosseslast_img read more

first_imgProud Day….Rory takes Sam and Michael to meet Granny Susan Kavanagh after the 2012 All Ireland successThere was much sadness today following the death of Convoy woman Susan Kavanagh who was in her 100th year.Susan, of 243 Townspark, was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.As well as a family of ten of her own, Susan had 32 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Among her proudest moments was when her grandson Rory Kavanagh and team-mate Michael Murphy brought the Sam Maguire Cup to her home in 2012.Susan, who never looked her years, sat proudly for photos in her sitting room with the two loyal Donegal players.She enjoyed yet another touching family moment following the recent arrival of her latest great-grandchild Zoe.Her ten children include sons Charlie, Danny, Paidin, Jimmy and daughters Nuala, Margaret, Myra, Patricia, Josephine and Eileen (deceased). Susan’s remains are currently reposing at her residence.Her funeral will take place from her residence on Monday next at 10.30am for 11am mass in St Mary’s Church, Convoy with burial afterwards to the family plot in the old cemeteryThe thoughts and prayers of the staff of Donegal Daily go to the extended Kavanagh family. SADNESS AT PASSING OF BELOVED ‘GRANNY’ KAVANAGH was last modified: April 19th, 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:convoyGranny KavanaghletterkennyRIPRory KavanaghSusan Kavanaghlast_img read more

first_imgThe road to the pier at Kincasslagh has been closed in the last few minutes (5.45pm) by fire crews battling a serious gorse fire in the Kincasslagh area.The gorse fire has been raging since earlier today in the general Kincasslagh area.Fire crews from Dungloe and Gaoth Dobhair together with locals are trying to extinguish the blaze but a persistent light wind is hampering their efforts. Fire crews are currently dampening areas around houses on the pier road to prevent the flames from getting near the buildings.Motorists and people in general are asked to avoid the area to prevent congestion until the fire is brought under control.Breaking: Roads closed as serious gorse fire breaks out in Kincasslagh was last modified: April 15th, 2019 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:donegalgorse fireKINCASSLAGHlast_img read more

first_img24 June 2010It’s Ayoba! – an exuberant South African expression of delight or approval – that’s the general feeling for the City of Gold from the foreigners streaming to Johannesburg to watch the football.Joburg has been bustling and buzzing with football fervour since the World Cup kicked off, and international visitors are to be seen at almost every corner.Hanging with some foreigners in Ellis Park recently, they spoke about how well they were settling in Joburg, a city of contrasts that doesn’t get much favourable publicity internationally.Among all the World Cup tourists, the Americans are an extremely enthusiastic and gregarious bunch. Contrary to stereotypes of brash, loud-mouthed arrogant snobs, they seem to have settled in well in Joburg and have even learned about local culture.Fan feverBefore the USA-Slovenia game, Ryan Littman-Quim from Boston, Massachusetts worked up some fan fever under a tree near the west entrance to Ellis Park.He was hanging with a group of his countrymen, face painters, and having his face painted for the game. From under the tree, they played the African concord drum, sang, yelled and blew the vuvuzela, clearly drumming up support for their national side ahead of kickoff.Their jovial mood and excitement was palpable and almost every Joburger who entered the stadium from this gate stopped by to either shout “USA baby” or have their faces painted in bright USA colours. The brouhaha of drums, vuvuzelas and squeals of excitement caused a ripple effect, and everyone joined the party.Surprisingly, Littman-Quim is soaking up local culture during his stay, with his vuvuzela probably his first item of African World Cup memorabilia. He’s even tasted local cuisine and learned a few colloquial phrases, something somewhat unexpected.‘Yes, we can!’One of his compatriots, draped in USA regalia, delightedly shouted when he saw Littman-Quim’s T-shirt, which had a picture of President Barrack Obama. “We love this man,” he said, and the group broke into a euphoric scream of Obama’s famous election campaign words: “Yes, we can, yuuhuuu!”Clearly, the American lot were full of high-spirited mirth. Asked to describe Joburg in a single phrase, Littman-Quim fell silent, stepping back and forth. “Aaaah,” he said for a few seconds, and then it came to him: “Ayoba? Is that alright,” he answered in a rich American accent.Although he was staying with a friend in Pretoria, north of Joburg for the World Cup, Joburg felt more like home, he said. He compared the city, with its allure, its ambiance, picturesque landscape and skyline, ingenious and friendly people, world-class stadiums and vibey atmosphere to New York, a concrete jungle where any dream can come true.Similarly, Johannesburg is the most populous city in the country and is its economic powerhouse, where deals are sealed, dreams are realised and there is plenty of entertainment; there’s nothing you can’t do – and Littman-Quim likes this.‘This is a cool place’“[Joburg] people are very friendly and this is a cool place. I was in Soweto the other day at Elkah stadium at the Fifa Fan Fest™ for the Bafana Bafana match against Uruguay. It was cool man. The locals are friendly; it’s a nice place,” he said.He also poured scorn on international reports of Joburg being a dangerous place. “I think all that is rubbish. This is a friendly city. You just have to know your way around, just like in New York.”The American has had the hair on his abdomen and chest artistically shaved into a map of the United States, to show how patriotic he is. Draped with their country’s colours and with faces painted alike, the group managed to sway most passing locals to support their national team.Ghanaian perspectiveLoud and happy as they were, the Americans were not the only foreigners in Ellis Park. Kabwe, from Ghana, is a bulky yet humble chap. A little shy, he pointed out that his English was not good. “My English is little bit bad,” he said. “If you need, I speak in French, my home language.”Still, he was keen to speak about Jozi. “It’s not the first time to come to Johannesburg,” he pointed out. “I come every time, after six months I come, after six months I come, but now I come just for the game and next week I go home,” he said confidently, despite his broken English.Of the city of gold, or Jozi as locals prefer to call it, he said uncertainly: “The World Cup is fine, everything is fine, I’m happy,” before disappearing into the clamour of the stadium.Another visitor, George Mashigo, is a Cameroonian national who has so endeared himself to local culture, he’s even changed his surname. Looking happy, he asked for his picture to be taken with the raucous Americans. After a few snapshots, he talked incessantly about his penchant for football.Loads of match ticketsHe had bought loads of match tickets, he said – more than 18 to be precise, and he’s watching every game in a different province. “I drive to a different match every day. Yesterday I was in Bloemfontein, today I’m in Joburg,” he said in an unmistakably Cameroonian accent, his football regalia testament to his nationality.Mashigo lives in Pretoria, but works in Johannesburg.“Ellis Park is a fantastic place but not as good as Soccer City, the main place to be, hey. I’m watching [more than] 18 games, one every day. I’ll take a break and then I’ll watch the semifinals and the quarterfinals, but I’m looking for the finals ticket. Have you got the final ticket?”Despite not having any luck getting tickets to the finals, he reiterated: “Joburg is a fantastic place, I must say.”Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more