13 championship events for Gibson McCook Relays

first_imgThe prestigious and exciting Gibson McCook Relays, slated for Saturday, February 27, will see the 4×200 metres Girls’ Open and the 4×200 metres for Class One and Two boys upgraded to championship events.These events will be part of a stellar cast of 13 mouthwatering championship showpieces inside what is expected to be a jam-packed National Stadium.The three events have been added by the organisers due to their prominence at the IAAF World Relays in recent years.Local appliance and furniture retail franchise Singer expressed delight with being drawn as sponsor of the 4x100m Institution Men’s Championship race, an event that could see Racers Track Club kingpins Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, and other members of their institution square off against other top-level challengers.Besides Singer, 12 other championship marquee event sponsors were named last Thursday at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, ahead of the Gibson McCook Relays’ 40th staging.Advanced Scales and Equipment snapped up the 4x100m high school boys’ Class One Championship, while the 4x100m High School Girls’ Under-19 Championship will be sponsored by Consumer Brand (Oral B).Beverage brand Lucozade will sponsor the 4x100m High School Boys Class Two Championship, while for the girls, Wisynco will sponsor the 4x100m High School Under-17.EVENT SPONSORSThe 4x400m High School Boys’ Open went to SOS Foods Limited and the girls’ equivalent went to CIBC First Caribbean International Bank, while Grace Foods will be the sponsor of the 4x400m Institution Men’s Championship.The 4x400m Institution Men’s Championship will be sponsored by Grace Foods, 4x400m High Schoolgirl’s Open by CIBC First Caribbean, and the 4x400m High School Boys’ Open sponsored by SOS Foods.Jamaica Biscuit Company and Consumer Brands (Head and Shoulders) selected the Boys and Girls’ High School 4x800m Open, respectively.There were 42 sponsored events for the Gibson McCook Relays, which is one of the most prestigious relay meets in the world.It began in 1976 in honour of Kingston College founder Bishop Percival Gibson and was later renamed after Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook.last_img read more

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Schooling slams critics after SEA Games golden double

first_imgBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson What’s in store for your animal sign this year MOST READ In the 100m freestyle, he was pushed all the way by Vietnam’s Hoang Quy Phuoc before winning in 48.93, outside the SEA Games record he set two years ago in Singapore.In the relay, he pulled away in the last leg to help Singapore to win by more than six seconds, but their time didn’t beat the tournament record they set in their home pool in 2015.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img View comments Home-grown sports here to stay, say SEA Games chiefs Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “They can say whatever they want,” Schooling shot back, when asked about the criticism of his performances which has been circulating online.“My goal is to come here and help the team as best as I can, win gold medals. That’s all I care about at this meet. You can’t always set best times, it’s fine. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It’s all about me trying to help the team as best as I can and me trying to win as many individual events as I can.”Schooling, who won 100m butterfly bronze at last month’s world championships, just a year after stunning Michael Phelps to claim the Olympic title, hasn’t tested his personal bests this week. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Singapore’s Joseph Schooling reacts after winning the men’s swimming 100m freestyle final event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the National Aquatics centre in Kuala Lumpur on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAOlympic butterfly champion Joseph Schooling rounded on critics who say he’s swimming too slowly after he grabbed his fourth and fifth gold medals of the Southeast Games on Thursday.Schooling said detractors could say what they liked as he won the 100m freestyle and anchored Singapore’s 4x200m freestyle relay victory to near his target of six gold medals in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Berbice pumpkin farmers seeking new markets

first_imgWith tons of pumpkin being reaped daily, farmers in the Berbice River community of De Veldt, in Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne) are hoping that government would finally come to their rescue, as more and more pumpkins are left to spoil from lack of export.What was once known to be a booming business for farmers in the area has suffered a severe blow and residents, particularly those whose livelihoods depend on farming, are once again calling on Government to assist in the acquisition of markets for their produce.Pumpkin cultivation and exportation have been the main source of income for many families in the community; however, incidents of cocaine being discovered in pumpkins has negatively impacted on the exportation of the produce.“The residents there now need new markets for the pumpkin. People are planting lots of pumpkin and not getting markets for it”, Lucien Christopher, a farmer and captain of one of the few passenger boats on the New Amsterdam route said.The farmer explained that, because of the type of soil and the growing market for the vegetable, pumpkin had become the main crop planted in the village. He did note that other foods such as corn, pine, and banana are also harvested there.Lamenting on the current state of affairs, which he blames on the exporters, Christopher said, “It’s not the farmers you know, it is the exporters who put the cocaine in the pumpkin and because of that the farmers are losing”.Christopher said that it is his belief that the community has been receiving insufficient attention from the Government.“These villages like Sand Hills and Kimbia get all of the attention. And Kimbia, which is considered a very far village from New Amsterdam is just 25 miles farther from here”, He complained.Speaking to Guyana Times recently, the farmer revealed that while he has been in contact with the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC), he is also trying to secure his own market. He said he has finished his part here and is awaiting word from partners overseas.He assured that the pumpkins being planted by farmers in his village are not “fertilizer pumpkin” and are of good quality.last_img read more

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Pressure off Loew after Netherlands win

first_img0Shares0000Germany coach Joachim Loew has been under enormous pressure in recent weeks © AFP / JOHN THYSBERLIN, Germany, Mar 25 – Germany coach Joachim Loew was lavished with praise on Monday morning after his team snatched a late win over the Netherlands in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier on Sunday.Loew has been under enormous pressure since Germany crashed out of the World Cup and suffered relegation in the Nations League last year. In recent weeks, he has faced growing criticism for his decision to drop veteran stars Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng from the national team.Yet after Sunday’s dramatic victory in Amsterdam, the 59-year-old appears to have got the German media back onside.“Loew delivered in the first truly important game since the World Cup, and showed up everyone who said he is no longer the right man for the job,” wrote Bild on Monday.“A victory for the coach!” read the headline in Kicker magazine.“Loew has managed to unite this young team behind him,” the magazine wrote.The praise marks a decisive change in tone from the recent criticism. Just last week, Die Zeit newspaper summarised the mood around the Germany team with the headline “Loew versus everyone else”.On Sunday evening, the Germany coach played down the idea that he had stuck it to his critics with victory over the Netherlands.“I don’t see the win as an act of vindication,” he said. “When my team play as well as they did, then I am positive, regardless of what is going on off the field.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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MCDERMOTT HANDED BACK TO GARDAI BY PSNI

first_imgMartin McDermott, the man convicted of the manslaughter of Garda Gary McLoughlin, has been handed back to Gardai.He had absconded from Loughan House in Cavan and was found in Derry the following day.He was jailed for four months but was officially handed back to Gardai by the PSNI this morning. The Raphoe man may face a further sentence for absconding from the low security prison.He is behind bars at Castlerea tonight.MCDERMOTT HANDED BACK TO GARDAI BY PSNI was last modified: June 1st, 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)last_img read more

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Arsenal’s first team players ranked as striker leaks official speed test results

first_img gameday cracker Aubameyang’s screenshot also includes a measurement of every player’s max speed percentage that they were running at during the test.Players such as Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal and Lucas Torreira were all running to their maximum potential at 100%, while Danny Welbeck only ran at 92% of his possible best. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Aubameyang mocked Matteo Guendouzi: “How are you 93%? You can still make progress.” REVEALED smart causal Aubameyang has asserted himself as the fastest footballer at Arsenal targets The full max speed results are as follows:1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 10.01 (97%)2. Hector Bellerin: 9.63 (98%)3. Sokratis: 9.59 (96%)4. Alex Iwobi: 9.56 (94%)5. Shkodran Mustafi: 9.48 (100%)6. Rob Holding: 9.41 (97%)7. Danny Welbeck: 9.37 (92%)8. Mesut Ozil: 9.35 (98%)9. Alexander Lacazette: 9.30 (96%)10. Aaron Ramsey: 9.18 (98%)11. Henrikh Mkhitaryan: 9.14 (97%)=12. Stephan Lichtsteiner: 9.00 (100%)=12. Nacho Monreal: 9.00 (96%)=12. Granit Xhaka: 9.00 (98%)15. Matteo Guendouzi: 8.97 (93%)16. Mohamed Elneny: 8.76 (96%)17. Lucas Torreira: 8.73 (100%) How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ rookie error center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas silverware Latest Arsenal News BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took to Instagram so he could boast about officially being declared Arsenal’s fastest player.The Gabon international leaked the club’s full results for their max speed tests, which show himself to be the quickest man at the Emirates. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED LATEST last_img read more

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Neymar predicts Premier League top four, believes Liverpool will miss out

first_img“Who will in it? Whoa, that’s difficult,” he responded.“It’s very hard, it’s very difficult, but Manchester City will win it.”When asked to give a full top four prediction, Neymar continued: Second will be United, third is Chelsea.”He paused for thought before finally adding: “Fourth is Tottenham…. No Liverpool.” smart causal possible standings As well as this, the PSG man declared he believes Manchester United will finish second, Chelsea will place third and Tottenham will complete the top four.This leaves Liverpool and Arsenal as the two major sides who would miss out on a Champions Legaue position.While speaking to the Express, Neymar was quizzed on his Premier League picks for this season and had to double check the question before giving his answer. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade PSG’s Brazilian superstar Neymar has shockingly predicted that Liverpool will finish outside of the Premier League top four this season.Jurgen Klopp’s men have won all four of their first four matches and are among the favourites to win the title, however the Brazilian still picked Manchester City to retain their crown instead. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won tense The Champions League draw Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Latest Premier League News no dice Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City shining gameday cracker Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars silverware REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Neymar forecasted the finishing positions of England’s top clubs Whether his predictions will turn out correct remains to be seen, however Neymar will get an experience of Liverpool first-hand in the coming months as PSG have been drawn to face them in the Champions League group stage.Their first match will take place at Anfield on September 18, with he second at the Parc des Princes on November 28.Neymar’s Full Premier League 2018/19 Top Four:1. Manchester City2. Manchester United3. Chelsea4. TottenhamOUT: LiverpoolOUT: Arsenal 2last_img read more

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FOUR MASTERS DRAW WITH MONAGHAN HARPS IN ‘THRILLING’ ULSTER INTERMEDIATE FINAL

first_imgThe Four Masters GAA Senior Ladies team have earned a replay after a thrilling finale in their Ulster Internediate Final at Brewster Park.There was chaotic confusion at the end of Four Masters Senior Ladies Intermediate Ulster final against Monaghan Harps at Brewster Park.Having thought they had initially secured a draw in a thrilling finale, they were then informed they had won the Ulster title.However, in another twist they were then told the game did in fact end in a draw. Four Masters produced an excellent performance throughout the match, and pushed Monaghan Harps all the way to the very end.Monaghan Harps settled the better and adapted to the conditions quicker than Four Masters.Played in difficult conditions, scores were at a premium throughout the game and goals were always going to be critical scores.Monaghan Harps first score of the match was a goal, and that rocked Four Masters. However, Four Masters are an excellent side and showed their character and resilience to respond with some excellent points.They went in at the break trailing by two points.Half-time score Monaghan Harps 1-02 Four Masters 0-03Monaghan Harps added the first score of the second-half to lead by three points, before Four Masters stunned them with a superb goal.It was tremendous play from Four Masters to set-up the chance for Patrice Rooney who dispatched her effort expertly. However, Monaghan Harps showed their quality and experience and rallied superbly adding five unanswered points to take command.However, Four Master hit back again with another fantastic goal.Absolutely superb play from Kate McGowan seen her sail past a series of Monaghan Harps players to find the back of the net.Then Kelly Lacey pointed from a free to level the game up, and that’s how the game finished. Howver, there was then some remarkable scenes at the finish, when Four Masters when they informed that had in-fact WON the Ulster title sparking celebrations.However it then emerged the game was in-fact a draw and the two teams will now meet again in a replay.FOUR MASTERS DRAW WITH MONAGHAN HARPS IN ‘THRILLING’ ULSTER INTERMEDIATE FINAL was last modified: November 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:four mastersGAAIntermediateLadiesnewsSportUlster Finallast_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN WHO HACKED EX-PARTNER’S FACEBOOK PAGE ON TRIAL FOR RAPE

first_imgA Donegal man who logged into his ex-girlfriend’s Facebook page and posted an insulting status has gone on trial for falsely imprisoning and raping her.The man, who cannot be named, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the false imprisonment and rape of his ex-girlfriend at her home in the early hours of April 6, 2011.He has pleaded guilty to criminal damage by altering her Facebook settings on the same date. Sean Gillane SC, prosecuting, gave the jury a “health warning” in his opening address that just because the accused has pleaded guilty to one charge does not mean he is guilty of everything else.The complainant said she had been in a relationship with the man until January 2011. She told Mr Gillane that she started seeing another man but remained in contact with the accused as a friend.She said she had been in her sitting room with her new partner on April 5, when car headlights beamed off the window blinds. She missed a call from the accused and then heard thumping at the door.The woman said when she opened the door the accused walked past her into the sitting room. She agreed to speak to him privately and her new partner left the house.She said as she was speaking to the accused he left the sitting room and she heard the key turn in the front door. She said she realised the man had her phone and she was locked into the house with him.She said she initially refused his sexual advances, but began to feel weak after he threatened her.The woman said the man raped her in her bedroom.She said afterwards she thought the man had left her house, but found him in the sitting room. He grabbed her throat and threatened to harm her boyfriend, before leaving the house with her phone.The woman said she decided to leave and as she drove down the road, the accused followed in his vehicle.She said she drove to a friend’s house when the man stopped following her and later realised that he had posted a status purporting to be her on her Facebook page.The woman denied a suggestion by Isobel Kennedy SC, defending, that she and the accused had engaged in consensual sex.Ms Kennedy showed the complainant a letter she had written to the accused man in March 2011, which gardaí found in her bedroom. Ms Kennedy pointed out that the letter detailed how she loved the accused.The complainant disagreed this was indicative of her being in a loving relationship with the man. She said she couldn’t remember writing it, but accepted she must have felt that way at the time.She agreed with Mr Gillane in re-examination that she had never sent the letter found in her bedroom.The trial continues before Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan and a jury.DONEGAL MAN WHO HACKED EX-PARTNER’S FACEBOOK PAGE ON TRIAL FOR RAPE was last modified: May 28th, 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)last_img read more

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DDTV: ANDREW’S RALLY CRY AGAINST WATER CHARGES BECOMES ONLINE HIT

first_imgA Donegal performance artist has gone viral with a Youtube video of a speech about the upcoming water charges protest.Letterkenny-based Andrew Galvin’s superb ‘On the 10th of December Ireland Will Rise’ has already been watched more than 30,000 times since it was uploaded on Saturday. The eight-minute speech is a call to the Irish people ahead of the water protests due to take place on December 10.Simply click on the video to play.DDTV: ANDREW’S RALLY CRY AGAINST WATER CHARGES BECOMES ONLINE HIT was last modified: December 4th, 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:Andrew GalvinDDTVdonegalpoetwater chargeslast_img read more

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