Six secondary-school athletes have been short-listed to receive awards under the umbrella of the prestigious Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence. The names were released by members of the selection committee and the winners will be announced at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Thursday, October 13, starting with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony at 7:00 p.m. This year’s nominees are Jhevaughn Matherson of Kingston College; Travis Brown and Kyle Martin, both of Wolmer’s Boys’ School in the male category. The nominees in the female category are Aiko Jones of Wolmer’s Girls’ School; Susan Douglas of The Queen’s School and Satanya Wright of St Elizabeth Technical High School. Since 2013, the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund, administrators of the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence in sports, has been collaborating with principals in schools at the secondary-level across the island to nominate female and male students to be recognised at the prestigious annual event. To receive this award, students must have displayed exceptional qualities in their academic performance, and demonstrated team commitment and good tenets of fair play while representing their schools in sports. It is mandatory that the students are Jamaican nationals and the nominations submitted by the principals of secondary institutions include a report outlining why each student is being selected for the award. RECOGNISING STUDENTS The student award is an addendum to the 12-year-old event, which salutes the stalwarts in the sporting arena, and has, to date, recognised eight high-school students between grades 10 and 13. The awards, sponsored by the Supreme Ventures Foundation, include a $250,000 cash award towards the development of a specific school project, one year’s Internet service and a computer tablet. The past awardees include Mark Parchment of Munro College and Janell Dalberry of St Jago High School in 2013; Natalliah Whyte of St Jago High School; and Jaheel Hyde of Wolmer’s Boys’ School in 2014; and Junelle Bromfield from St Elizabeth Technical High School and Javauni Garwood of Wolmer’s Boys’ School in 2015. The Courtney Walsh Award, which is in its 12th year, was conceptualised by Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, an avid cricket follower who was prompted to establish the award to celebrate excellence in sports, having observed the exemplary qualities demonstrated by Ambassador Courtney Walsh throughout his illustrious international cricket career.
January 12, 2020
The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) is in the final stages of preparing the Dakoura Creek Watershed Management Plan in order to sustain the Dakoura Creek as the primary source for the western sub-section of the Linden Water System.The clear water creek, which has an estimated annual flow of 52 million cubic meters, currently serves as a water source for some 12,000 residents via the western sub-system of the Linden Water System and a plan is currently being finalised for the management of its watershed. On Wednesday, GWI’s Environmental Management Consultant, Samuel Wright, said it is of paramount importance that all stakeholders work together to achieve the water resource goals. Stakeholders include the Central Housing and Planning Authority, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, GWI, the Regional Democratic Council of Region 10, Bosia Minerals Guyana Limited, and the Linden Mayor and Town Council.GWI’s Environmental Management Consultant, Samuel WrightTherefore, among the goals of the watershed plan are maintaining and improving water quality and supply to sustainably meet the needs of natural and human communities, protecting public Health and the drinking water supply and supporting appropriate economic and sustainable development to reduce impacts of squatting.The Creek Watershed Management Plan articulates the proposed protection strategy for the Dakoura Creek Watershed, its designated uses and associated goals and objectives, and the actions to be implemented to support the sustainability of the watershed. Detailed in the plan are plans and procedures for the further characterisation and subsequent analysis of data, and also the roles and responsibilities of the relevant stakeholders, and the resources needed for its implementation. The Dakoura Creek has been found to have high levels of bacteria and its threats include mining, unauthorised logging, subsistence farming, uncontrolled dumping of garbage and urbanisation.The expected outcomes of the management of the watershed are improved understanding of the watershed, clear goals and objectives/how to manage the watershed, community engagement and support, decisions based on best information and good integration with other plans.Among the primary recommended actions of the implementation plan is the execution of a water quality-monitoring plan, which Wright said is expected to be initiated in the third quarter of 2018. This will cost approximately GY$3 million per year. The funding sources are GWI, the Natural Resources Ministry and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission.
January 6, 2020
0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks Ovellah Ochieng beats Tusker Hshim Sempala. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 14- Kariobangi Sharks moved a spot up to sixth in the Kenyan Premier League standings after hitting Tusker FC 5-2, handing them their first defeat in five games at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Nairobi on Saturday afternoon.At the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos AFC Leopards and Bandari FC played out to a dull 0-0 draw, a result that saw them remain at fourth and third in the standings respectively. Kariobangi Sharks striker Kapaito Erick Celebrating after scoring. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn Nairobi, Tusker who have had some resurgence since the start of the second leg were slapped into their heaviest defeat of the season with Eric Kapaito scoring twice in the goalfest.Sharks were better starters and were gifted the lead just two minutes into the game when Henry Juma capitalized on an error from keeper Patrick Matasi to break the deadlock.However, Timothy Otieno brought them level at the stroke of half time from the penalty spot after Geoffrey Shiveka handled inside the box.Sharks came back off the break more determined and they just needed seven minutes to get back on top, Juma striking his brace with a chip over Matasi. Kapaito then made it 3-1 with a long-range effort.Tusker clawed one back through John Kamau, but Kapaito ensured Sharks regained the two-goal cushion completing his brace in the 74th minute. Before they could even re-organize, Harrison Mwenda scored the fifth in the 77th minute.AFC Leopards players line up before their SportPesa Super Cup match against Tanzania’s Singida United at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn Machakos, AFC Leopards threw away the possibility of pushing into the top three being held by Bandari in a game that new signing Alex Orotomal missed a penalty.However, television replays showed that the ball bounced off the underside of the bar and past the line, but referee Peter Mwai and his assistants did not give the goal.Bandari had the earliest chance in the ninth minute when Yema Mwana broke the offside trap to progress through on goal, but he shot wide under pressure from Salim Abdallah.AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata watches from the touchline.Photo/Timothy OlobuluAFC were awarded a penalty on the half hour hour mark when Fred Nkata pulled back Ezekiel Odera as he progressed through on goal, but Orotoomal who was starting his first match since joining the Leopards missed.The pace of the game didn’t intensify in the second half, but there were chances still. Substitute Wycliffe Ochomo was sent through on goal in the 64th minute but his shot from the right was weak, keeper Ezekiel Owade picking easily.In the 78th minute, Jaffary Owiti should have done better after skipping past keeper Farouk Shikhalo, but he took a heavy touch taking him off target with an open goalmouth.Eight minutes from time, Ezekiel Seda’s swerving shot from range but Shikhalo had it covered.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
January 3, 2020
Manchester United may be in the market for another goalkeeper if David De Gea leaves before this summer’s transfer deadline and Louis van Gaal has been linked with a move for Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.But with Red Devils fans also concerned United need more firepower, perhaps he might consider a move for ADO Den Haag’s Martin Hansen?The Danish former Liverpool goalkeeper scored a spectacular backheel goal in injury time for his club in their opening Eredivisie game, against champions PSV Eindhoven.With time running out, Hansen went Peter Schmeichel-style into the opposition penalty area for a free-kick, with his side trailing 2-1, before volleying the ball into the back of the net.Hansen, 25, didn’t make a single appearance for Liverpool’s first team in his time at the club between 2010 and 2012, but played four games on loan at Bradford City in 2011.
December 27, 2019
Colaisti Inis Eoghain have launched their second annual fundraising draw, which will help fund the participation of two schools teams in Ulster Colleges Competitions in 2012/2013, which begin in just two weeks time.There is expected to be unprecedented demand for the draw, with 2 x Cusack Stand tickets for Donegal’s forthcoming All Ireland Final date with Mayo in Croke Park on 23rs September on offer as the top prize.Also included as part of the first prize is B & B accommodation for two people in the 4* Gibson Hotel on the Saturday night prior to the big game. Second prize is a Donegal Jersey and a €50 Voucher for Supervalu in Carndonagh and a third prize of a Donegal Jersey. Members of the Rannafast Cup and Corn Na nOg Cup squads will be out and about all over the peninsula during the next two weeks selling lines for the draw, as will mentors and members of the Inishowen Board.The organisers are appealing for support for the draw as this will be their one and only draw for the year and it is a great opportunity for the GAA community to support schools football in Inishowen.Colaisti Inis Eoghain begin their Rannafast Cup campaign with a game against Omagh CBS in the week commencing Monday 17th September, with the venue to be confirmed in the next few days, and games against St Colman’s Newry and Our Lady’s Castleblaney will follow. The Corn na nOg Cup begins at the start of October. COLAISTI INIS EOGHAIN ALL-IRELAND FUNDRAISING DRAW was last modified: September 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COLAISTI INIS EOGHAINfundraising draw
December 27, 2019
TICKETS are selling fast to the Donegal Ladies Footballers gala banquet at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny.The senior ladies landed their first ever senior Ulster Championship title this year, so everyone is going along on Saturday, January 2 to the Clanree to celebrate.It promises to be a great night of entertainment as the girls rightly celebrate their Ulster crown. Tickets are available from the County Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org. TICKETS SELLING FAST FOR LADIES FOOTBALL GALA BANQUET ON NIGHT FOR ULSTER CHAMPS was last modified: December 16th, 2015 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:donegalGala BanquetLGFAUlster title
December 26, 2019
DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness says his players are switched on and ready for the challenge of Dublin this Sunday – and he’s hoping to bury ghosts from his own past too.Jim played in midfield against Dublin in quarter-finals of 2002 – which went to a replay.And he insisted: “The complete contrast there was that we weren’t true to ourselves. We weren’t honest with ourselves. We didn’t train hard enough. We weren’t committed enough. “We didn’t give it everything, we didn’t leave it on the field of play. We weren’t tactically switched on, we weren’t big enough, we weren’t fast enough. So we shouldn’t have won those games (to get there).“How we got so close to Armagh in their pomp and beat Tyrone as All-Ireland champions and drew with Dublin in 2002 (and lost the replay)… it’s beyond me.”He said being manager gives him the chance to move Donegal forward. And forget the past.“I felt, if we can do that against them teams while operating at that level — we can win an Ulster championship or we can push on. “I would never say the All-Ireland because I feel you have to win the Ulster championship and be competitive in Ulster before you start thinking in those terms. You have got to basically earn it.“This group of players now are doing all the right things and they’re being honest and if we get beat — as Roy Keane famously said, you’ve got a clear conscience.“And if your conscience is clear and everybody is working for the better good, everybody is happy and you just move on.”If Donegal lose, he says, they will just move on. Celebrate the Ulster championship and then look forward.“If we lose, we will go down the road, have a few drinks. They can disperse for a while. They can start rebuilding their lives and there will not be one word about it. “There will be no negatives. We will just go about the best way to try and make the thing better, who can make it better, how can we make x, y or z faster, bigger or stronger for next year and start the whole thing going again.“That’s the way we will be approaching it. I have wild respect for the players because they have been so disciplined in their approach.“Football is their life: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday is a normal week for us. They’re in a bed obviously early the nights before training so that’s a sacrifice.”The Donegal manager revealed: “We gave them chicken goujons and cocktail sausages on a Monday night after a recovery session and they weren’t happy that we went down that road. “They’re looking after their diet so much now and a couple of them weren’t happy about that. That’s where they have taken themselves to.”And he says of this Sunday’s opposition: “What I find very interesting about watching Dublin is the player’s ability to transition. ‘Is there a point on here? I’m going to take four steps and bounce past you and I’m going to go all the way and draw the full-back and go for goal or I can just put it over the bar.’“They’re coached to a very high level. They’re very switched on with regard to their forward play.”ALL-IRELAND: ‘PLAYERS ARE SWITCHED ON FOR DUBS’ – JIM was last modified: August 23rd, 2011 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)
December 25, 2019
Flooding in Dunfanaghy this morning.Motorists have been warned about flooding in Dunfanaghy this morning.Heavy water has flooded onto Casey and Purt Rd in near the dispensery.Some of the flooding is up to 1 metre deep with even large vehicles unable to get through. PUBLIC WARNED AS FLOODING HITS DUNFANAGHY ROADS was last modified: February 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dunfanaghyfloods
December 25, 2019
“What a way to win the game,” Crimson Tide coach Mike Shula said. “Our guys hung in there for the whole game. “Whenever it looked like things were going against us and nothing was going to go our way, our guys stepped up and made some plays.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week After Alabama took over, Brodie Croyle hit DJ Hall for a 43-yard gain down the sideline on third and 8 to keep the game-winning drive going. “When we came to the huddle, Brodie came right at me,” said Hall, who had 10 catches for 139 yards. “He said, ‘Hey, I’m coming right to you so just run.’ I gave (the defender) a little move and ran by him and Brodie just put it in the right spot.” After Ken Darby’s 11-yard scamper pushed the ball to the Tennessee 14, Alabama ran the clock down to 18 seconds with the Volunteers out of timeouts for Christensen’s kick. “I’ve done it a 1,000 times,” said Christensen, who kick a 31-yarder as time expired in Alabama’s 13-10 win over Mississippi last week. “It’s no different, except for what’s at stake.” The rivalry has built intensity off the field in recent years, with Alabama fans angry at Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer for being a secret witness in the NCAA’s investigation that led to probation. The situation also has spawned a lawsuit by former Alabama coaches against the NCAA and others and another against the NCAA and Fulmer by a former Alabama recruit who wound up spending one season at Tennessee. This one eased the frustrations of two consecutive tough losses in the series, including a five-overtime, 51-43 defeat in the Volunteers’ last visit. It also left Tennessee 1-3 against top 10 teams after being picked to win the SEC. “We do some darn good things and then we find a way to screw it up,” Fulmer said. “We’ve got two choices … we find a way to get it corrected or you give up and we’re not giving up.” Foster’s fumble was the last of an array of costly mistakes for the Volunteers. They lost three fumbles, including a second by Gerald Riggs on their only other trip inside the 10. “We beat ourselves tonight,” quarterback Rick Clausen said. “That’s it. That’s all it boils down to. You can’t make mistakes and beat a team like Alabama.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The final one was Jamie Christensen’s 34-yard field goal with 13 seconds left for his second consecutive game-winner. Two other big plays late made it possible. Tennessee (3-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) looked poised to take the lead when it had first and goal at the Alabama 3-yard line. Mistakes pushed the ball back to the 15 by third down, and a final one turned the game around. Arian Foster caught a swing pass and headed toward the end zone. Alabama’s Roman Harper jarred the ball loose near the goal line and it bounced out of the end zone with 5:08 left. That gave the Tide (7-0, 5-0) the ball and stopped Tennessee’s hopes of breaking the tie. “I wasn’t thinking they were going to score,” said linebacker DeMeco Ryans, who recovered an earlier fumble and intercepted Tennessee’s desperation pass. “I knew one of our safeties was going to come in and hit him. I didn’t think they were going to score.” It was the first time Tennessee had failed to score a touchdown since a 30-3 Peach Bowl loss to Maryland on Dec. 31, 2002. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With a kick, a fumble and a catch, No. 5 Alabama ended a decade of frustration in its bitter rivalry with Tennessee. Those three plays and a relentless defense lifted the Crimson Tide to a 6-3 victory over the No. 17 Volunteers on Saturday and kept its unbeaten season intact in stirring fashion.