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CB Group/UWI 5K run set for November 13

first_imgIf last year is anything to go by, thousands of runners, walkers and wheelchair participants are expected to converge at the University of the West Indies for the fifth staging of the CB Group-UWI 5K on Sunday, November 13, starting at 7 a.m. sharp.The event, which was established to support the University of the West Indies Scholarship Fund to assist students with their tertiary education has again received the commitment from the CB Group as the title sponsor. Also on board are corporate sponsors National Baking Company, Scotiabank, Port Authority, Proven Investments, Mayberry Investments, Rainforest Seafood, the European Union, Island Grill, Sun Bloc, Power 106, The Pegasus hotel, Dunlop Corbin, and Running Events.SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITYAccording to Pro Vice-Chancellor Archibald McDonald, principal, UWI Mona Campus, the annual event is a part of the university’s continued commitment to its social responsibility as the leading tertiary institution in the areas of education and sports. He is also optimistic that this year’s event will exceed the ambitious $20 million target.A special feature of the annual event is an award which is presented to a Jamaican who has given outstanding and dedicated service to sports. This year, the award will be presented to International Netball Association president Molly Rhone.McDonald has praised Rhone for her work in netball.”The University is proud to honour Molly Rhone for her tremendous contribution to netball. She is a national treasure,” McDonald said.The annual fundraiser, which is again under the professional direction of Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis of Running Events Jamaica, last year attracted more than 4,000 participants and raised $10.5 million.Participants who wish to study the route ahead of time may visit the website at www.uwi5k.com.jm. Entry fee is $1,000 and registration is now open at www.runningevents.jc.com or at the UWI sports department.last_img read more

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Cedric De Joya pouncing on chance to lead Batangas

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas PLAY LIST 02:06Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite For De Joya’s part, he knows he has big shoes to fill with Sedurifa’s departure, but noted that it’s not just him who has been filling those gaps.“Joseph is a huge loss for us, but we try not to lose faith,” he said in Filipino. “Even though we lost our star, we’ll all chip in and help each other out.”And as the Batangueños advanced to their first postseason appearance in only their second conference in the league, De Joya vows to continue giving his all as he seeks to make the most of this opportunity.“We have been blessed by this chance, so for me, I’ll try to do all I can for us to win,” he said.Batangas has a chance to claim the fourth-seed, which comes with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, with a victory over unbeaten top-seed Flying V, or a CEU defeat to Racal Motors on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Acaylar gets help from Korean coaches in honing PH men’s volleyball team Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Already showing signs of potential early in the season, the diminutive guard from Calaca, Batangas has come out of nowhere and took the baton to carry Batangas to the next level.On Thursday, De Joya poured 11 of his 31 points in the final four minutes to rescue his side from an almost humiliating defeat to a confidence-boosting 95-88 conquest of Gamboa Coffee Mix for their sixth win and a ticket to the playoffs.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’Gonzales could only feel pride seeing how the 5-foot-6 guard has developed through the course of this endeavor.“He really has improved a lot. There are a lot of things that we need to improve on as a team, and it’s a good thing that he’s responding to us. He’s trying to maximize our teachings and it shows. The kid is really courageous.” 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Cedric De Joya. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBatangas may be going into the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup playoffs undermanned, but coach Eric Gonzales has found a new reliable cog right in his yard.With leading scorer Joseph Sedurifa being called up by Meralco in the PBA, Cedric de Joya has emerged as the go-to guy for the Batangueños going into the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

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Nigerian Health Professionals Expected Today

first_imgNigerian health professionals comprising Epidemiologists,  Physicians, Nurses, Laboratory Technologists, Laboratory Scientists, Data Managers, and Psycho-social Professionals, among others are expected to arrive in Liberia tomorrow.According to a statement from the Nigerian Embassy near Monrovia, the contingent of health specialists is coming under the auspices of the African Union Support to the fight against Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA).The Nigerian volunteers are expected to be in Liberia for three months, during which time, it is believed that the disease will be contained, treated and eradicated from the country.Their mandate will include local capacity building and aiding in the restoration of full medical services at the JFK Medical Center in Monrovia.The statement also emphasized Nigeria’s commitment to standing by Liberia in its time of need.The Nigerian group will be led by Dr. Joshua Obasanya of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (CDC).Dr. Obasanya is currently the Deputy Head of Mission for ASEOWA under Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Julius Oketta, and he (Obasanya) will be in charge of the ASEOWA team in Liberia.Dr. Obasanya was part of the group of experts that effectively eradicated the Ebola disease in Nigeria.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Lodge woman remanded after denying smuggling marijuana

first_imgJoseph Pollydore Street Lodge, Georgetown resident Nicola Clarke on Wednesday pled not guilty to allegedly smuggling 325 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The matter stemmed from April 17, 2018, when she was allegedly busted at the Camp Street Prison trying to smuggle the illegal item for her reputed husband Orpheus Johnson, who is presently on remand for murder.Remanded: Accused ganja smuggler Nicola ClarkeThe 37-year-old woman appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Senior Magistrate Fabio Azore who denied her bail. The unrepresented woman was thereafter remanded and she is expected to re-appear in court on May 30. On the day in question, she allegedly attempted to hide the substance in boxes of cooked rice.According to reports, as the woman presented the boxes of food at the checkpoint, the officers discovered two well wrapped packages containing the marijuana. One of the boxes reportedly had cook-up rice while the other had a curried dish and rice. The marijuana was neatly packed under the rice. The packages were immediately opened and the illegal drug was found. Her reputed husband, Johnson, was charged with the murder of Travis Rudder, which took place at Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara back in 2015.In that same incident, his son and reputed wife were seriously injured. Of recent, several contraband items were smuggled into the prison. These items included cigarette lighters, marijuana, improvised weapons, cellphones and cellphone cards.In February last, a Joint Services operation at the Mazaruni Prison unearthed several cellular phones and improvised weapons, among other contraband items. The six-hour search exercise resulted in the discovery of four cellphones, five phone chargers, three USB cables, a memory card, 30 lighters, 15 smoking utensils, six improvised weapons and several other items.last_img read more

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Elks cruise at weekend home races

first_imgIn the event’s second division, Fort St. John Elks Colton Johnson and Sarah Graham finished first and second respectively in the 300 metre distance. Johnson’s top spot came as a result of him finishing first in his two heats, earning him 1000 points. Graham finished second in both her first heat then the final heat, to earn her 816 points.In the final heat, Johnson was only .36 of a second quicker than Graham.Dawson Creek’s Hanna Brunn finished third in the race, doing so with 666 points.- Advertisement -The competition’s third division resulted in a first, second and third place sweep by the hosting Elks. Taking first place was Ryan Potgieter, who finished first in four of his five heats throughout the weekend to earn 2,816 points. Second was earned by Brett Weber, finishing with 2,613 points and Jordy Weber rounding out third with 1,998 points.Moving into the fourth division, the Elks once again swept the top three finishes, with Yuna Lovell finishing in first place with 3,000 points. Second was awarded to Joshua Telizyn after earning 2,488 points, while third went to Michelle kalkman with 1,998 points.In the race’s fifth and final division, it was another top three Elks sweep, with Brody Mickey earning first with 2,666 points, Braden Rowe second with 2,482 and Nolan Hull rounding out third with 2,025.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Trackers aim for second straight upset in series with Peace River

first_imgThe N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers weren’t expected to knock off the Grande Prairie Storm in the NAMHL division semi finals but they did and as such they will face a similar task when they begin the division finals against the Peace River Royals tonight. Game one in the series goes in Peace River before returning to Fort St. John tomorrow.Tomorrow’s game is scheduled for 4:30 at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.If necessary game three will be back in Peace River on Sunday at 1 p.m.- Advertisement -Off the ice fundraising is continuing to help get the Trackers to provincials in Comox starting March 15. This is the last week to purchase 50/50 tickets. The current pot is over $9,000A fundraising event is also being held this Saturday night in support of the team. There will be a Las Vegas trip giveaway and live music as well. Tickets are being sold for $40. Anyone wanting more information on the event is encouraged to contact Troy Lang at tlang@prn.bc.ca.last_img read more

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Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Tuesday, August 18

first_imgListen to the best bits from today’s show with Sam Delaney standing in for Andy Jacobs, including an interview with former Everton striker Andy Gray.last_img

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LETTERKENNY RAMRAID UPDATE: DUMB THIEVES MAKE OFF WITH 4 BOTTLES OF CHEAPEST WINE!

first_imgDUMB ramraiders who caused havoc overnight in Letterkenny made off with just four bottles of wine.The gang are believed to have raided at least FOUR premises in the town including The Wine Buff, the Riverside Shopping Mall, the North West Hearing Aid Clinic (right) and Tommy Kees Petrol Station in Ballyraine.There are also local reports of two more raids in the town. However when the gang raided the Wine Buff – which stocks some of the finest wines available in Co Donegal – they took just four bottles…..of the cheapest wine!Three men in their 20s have been arrested following the incidents and Gardai say they are looking for a fourth man.Two cars were also stolen and then later set on fire during the night of terror in the Cathedral Town.Crazed thugs began their rampage shortly after midnight by trying to steal two cars – one in Windmill View and another at Killylastin. The three men being questioned in Letterkenny Garda Station are aged 20, 21 and 28.Inspector Vincent O’Brien has appealed for anyone who may have witnessed any of the incidents to come forward.He told donegaldaily: “The investigation is ongoing but there have been a number of ram-raid type incidents across the town. I can confirm that three men are in custody in relation to the incidents.“Anybody who may have any information on any of these incidents can contact us ion complete confidence,” he said.The Wine Buff has already re-opened, a member of staff saying it was business as usual there today. The owner, she said, had gone off for the day to play golf!North West Hearing Clinic owner Padraig McGinty said he was annoyed at the damage done to his shop – but was baffled as to why his premises was ramraided.“If they wanted a hearing aid, they just have to ask,” he said.He brushed off the incident and said business is also back to normal. Gardai are now hunting a fourth person in connection with the incidents.LETTERKENNY RAMRAID UPDATE: DUMB THIEVES MAKE OFF WITH 4 BOTTLES OF CHEAPEST WINE! was last modified: April 28th, 2011 by gregShare 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:letterkennyraidslast_img read more

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THE GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS – BEST FOOT FORWARD – by Bren Whelan

first_imgPutting your best foot forward – Equipment for outdoor adventures Part 1By Bren WhelanPhotos copyright www.mountaintraining.ie Sir Ranulph Fiennes said, ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing’. This certainly rings true when it comes to outdoor clothing and especially footwear. Recently it seems to be more like winter than summer and last winter seemed much more preferable to this so called summer in Donegal!Did you know that twenty-five per cent of the bones in your body are in your feet? That’s fifty two bones! Also worth noting is that year on year some thirty-five per cent of Mountain Rescue callouts are the result of what’s termed as ‘a lower leg injury’ i.e. when a walker has injured somewhere below the knee, normally a sprained, strained or broken ankle.If the boot fits!Footwear worn in the mountains should help you move easily and efficiently over varied ground. It should also hold the foot in a comfortable position. A well-fitting pair of boots, combined with quality foot beds and a well-designed pair of walking socks can really provide many blister free days of mountain use and enjoyment. Manufacturers tend to classify boots in terms of seasons. This is useful in trying to decide what type of boot is appropriate for the intended use.For example, boots with soft flexible soles and fabric uppers and limited water resistance are termed ‘one season’. Use these on easy walking paths and uncomplicated terrain.Boots with a more robust, but flexible sole and aggressive tread pattern are termed ‘two season’. These might be suitable for a greater variety of terrain, but they will most likely only give a very limited amount of ankle support. They tend to have a fabric upper, possibly with a Gore-tex lining.‘Three season’ boots have a stiffer sole unit and a leather or fabric upper which is Gore-tex lined, so they tend to provide very good waterproofness. This type of boot also offers much greater support for the foot over rough and broken terrain. Generally this type of boot is the best choice for the variety of walking that we have on offer in Donegal or elsewhere.‘Four season’ boots generally have a fully stiffened sole and leather upper. They are suitable for rough terrain and are an ideal choice for winter mountaineering as it is possible to attach crampons to them. Boot ConstructionBoot construction varies greatly and the quality of the leather used has a direct effect on the boots life span. The longevity of a pair of boots will be greatly enhanced if the boots are cared for properly. To that end it is important that boots are fully cleaned of all mud and dirt and if wet dried fully after use. The drying process should not be too intense or aggressive. You should remove the foot beds and stuff them tightly with newspaper (if possible change this once or twice overnight). This will help remove most of the moisture from the boot. Place them in a warm, but not hot, place and allow them to dry slowly. Once dried you can then apply a waterproofing treatment, allowing this some time to soak in, but try and avoid using too much treatment as it can soften the leather.Breaking Boots InBoots in the ‘three’ and ‘four’ season category tend to be a lot less supple than their lighter, softer and altogether more supple ‘one’ and ‘two’ season counterparts. It’s often quite risky to use a new pair of boots on a long journey without giving them some time to ‘break in’. Often wearing the boots at home or on shorter easier walks can allow your feet some time to get used to the boot. Personally I tend not to go with the idea of wearing two pairs of socks in my mountain boots. I like to go with something like a Bridgedale, Smart Wool or Thorlo sock. A good quality sock will help stave off blisters and if they do develop or you feel a ‘hot spot’ stop and address the problem as soon as possible. Compeed is a popular blister treatment plaster and you should consider carrying some when taking your new boots for a test drive! Buying Boots?Unless you really know what you want, don’t buy off the internet! Get yourself to a local outdoor shop so you can get some sound advice on what type of boot will suit both your needs and more importantly your foot!Next time – What should you carry in your back pack?THE GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS – BEST FOOT FORWARD – by Bren Whelan was last modified: June 29th, 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:bren whelanGreat Donegal Outdoorslast_img read more

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