‘I really wanted to put on a show’ – Rodman laps field to highlight Kingston Criterium

first_imgKINGSTON: There was a riveting end to the Jamaica Cycling Federation’s Kingston Criterium on Sunday at the Kingston waterfront as national and regional champion Marloe Rodman dominated a strong field to win the feature event and finish as the top rider. Visiting Michel Smith from the Cayman Islands and Cleveland Sharpe of Fresh Vibez Cycling Club were second and third, respectively. In the 15-lap feature race, Rodman – who jumped out to an early lead – delivered something special. Approaching lap 12, the 2014 Commonwealth Games athlete had already lapped five cyclists and by the time they finished, he did what several spectators thought impossible – lapping the entire field of riders. “I was pushing all the way as I really wanted to put on a show for all those who came out to support the event,” said Rodman. “I could hear them cheering me on to go after the pack of riders and it helped to motivate me to keep going and finish the race strong. “… I think it was a great thing for cycling in Jamaica. We need more events like this to showcase and find new talent,” added Rodman. “This was an important race for me also as it is crucial to my preparation ahead of joining the Bike Haus team in the UK, as well as the upcoming Cycling World Championship, for which I have qualified.” Rodman also finished the day as the Category One champion ahead of the Clarendon Cycling Club pair of Oneil Sinclair and Dean Martin, in second and third, respectively. Team Breakaway Cycling’s Dean Robertson topped Category Two, with Robert Barnes in second and Mario Brooks, also of Team Breakaway, third. In Category Three, Fitzroy Walters took the top spot ahead of Jermar Brissett of Breakaway Cycling and Barrington Bailey of Clarendon Cycling. FORREST CLAIMS Category Four was won by Jerome Forrest of Clarendon Cycling, with Endurance Cycling’s Recardo Blackwood second and Daniel Palmer of Team Blissett third. Roger Allen took Category Five ahead of Ishmael White and Tevan Richards, in second and third, respectively, while in the Juniors category, Andrew Ramsay was the top performer, with Aduella Ottey second and Ashani Beckford third. The Juvenile category was won by Tadre Watt, with Sheldon Virgo and Jesse McClure second and third, respectively. The female race was won by Judy Chin, who finished just ahead of Deonne Caines, with Sanesha James taking third. The Masters event saw Richard Smith winning ahead of Raydeem Lawson and Cleveland Sharpe, respectively. Donald Davis was the best in the Super Masters category, finishing ahead of Donald Hall and Devon Beckford, respectively. The All Comers ‘Rambo Race’ was won by Anthony Bagalue, with Rayon Whyte second and Omar Dwyer third. Team Breakaway won the award for best team participation, while Clarendon Cycling took the award for best team performance.center_img CATEGORY FOURlast_img read more

Georgetown man slapped with attempted murder charge

first_imgA Charlotte Street resident who allegedly stabbed his co-worker for owing him for “weed” was arraigned on an attempted murder charge when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday. The accused, Branson Wiltshire, 39, a pork-knocker, was not required to plead to the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Accused: Branson WiltshirePolice stated that on November 25, 2018, at Oko Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) with intent to commit murder, he wounded Kurt Walcott.The prosecution’s case contended that the accused and the victim had a heated argument over the payment for the cannabis during which the accused became annoyed, picked up a knife and dealt several blows to the victim’s head and abdomen.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail on the basis that the victim remained hospitalised. The Chief Magistrate upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded the accused to prison until December 20, 2018. The matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

Waitress’s body found in Berbice trench

first_imgThe partly nude body of 23-year-old Marissa Fraser of Lot 24 Public Road, Number 4 Village, West Coast Berbice was on Monday morning fished out of a canal at Number 5 Village, West Coast Berbice.Marisa Fraser’s body was pulled from a trench in BerbiceThe body of the part-time waitress, which had multiple stab wounds to the face and head, was discovered a short distance from a pool of blood at Back Street, Number 5 Village.A woman known as ‘Bebi’, who lives a short distance from where the body was discovered, said that at 6:30hrs she saw a trail of blood in the centre of the street which leads to the village cemetery, but it was not until three hours later that a farmer saw the body in a corner of the canal.“There was only a top on. Her slippers (were) on the ground right there. There was a lot of mud on her face, and when the Police came, they had to wipe off some of the mud to see if anybody could identify her,” Bebi explained.The dead woman’s aunt has said that from all indications there was a struggle between the waitress and her attacker(s). She is of the belief that there was more than one person who attacked and sexually assaulted Fraser. This, the aunt believes, is evident from the amount of mud that was caught in Fraser’s hair and the burns on her arms, which suggested that she had? also been torched.Police found a part of a scissors at the scene, and this they believe to be the murder weapon.Fraser had last been seen by her cousin at home shortly after midnight, as she was preparing to go to a wedding reception in the next village.Fraser leaves to mourn her mother and two brothers. Police investigations are continuing. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Hearns: No attempt to oust LaSala

first_imgOn Wednesday, LaSala said he sought the supermajority requirement for his contract because of the “volatility of politics” in Lancaster. LaSala also cited “bold and irresponsible” statements made by influential people in Lancaster to oust him, a reference to a feud with developer Frank Visco, the former chairman of the California Republican Party. Visco, a civic leader in the Antelope Valley for 40 years, has stated publicly that he is seeking LaSala’s removal for a variety of reasons, including what he calls the city manager’s adversarial attitude toward one of his major developments – Amargosa Creek, a proposed 150-acre development featuring retail and office space and possibly a hospital. Visco alleges LaSala has created a bureaucratic morass at City Hall that is hamstringing community development. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The errors in Wednesday’s paper were the result of a miscommunication between the reporter and editor at deadline. The votes on the contract came during a special meeting called by Hearns to discuss LaSala’s performance. Fearful the council was aiming to fire LaSala, more than 200 of the city manager’s supporters packed into Lancaster City Hall for the meeting, some carrying signs that read “Don’t Fire Bob” or stickers that simply read “Bob.” “One thing Mr. LaSala has is respect from staff,” Visokey said. “As a council, we have to respect that. It’s obvious he has the respect of the community.” Hearns said his intentions were misinterpreted by the public and that the session was called to smooth over “rough places” in the council-manager relationship. Hearns said he wants the city to move forward as a “six-man team.” “Nobody of the five of us want to vote him out,” Hearns said Wednesday of LaSala. “We all have some differences that we are working on.” LANCASTER – A story Wednesday incorrectly stated there was a Lancaster City Council vote to oust City Manager Bob LaSala and that Mayor Henry Hearns and Councilman Andy Visokey supported his dismissal. There was no such vote. And Hearns and Visokey had voiced support for LaSala and said they hoped the council could resolve conflicts among themselves and with LaSala in private conversation. There were two votes taken with respect to LaSala’s contract, and both were put up for a vote at his request. LaSala asked the council to amend his contract to require at least four votes to fire him. That request failed in a split vote, with Hearns, Visokey and Councilman Ron Smith voting against it. All three said the issue wasn’t with LaSala, but that requiring a supermajority to fire the city manager was bad public policy. A second vote on lifting the Dec. 31, 2008, expiration date on LaSala’s contract was approved by a 4-1 vote, with Smith dissenting. last_img read more

Emery wants PSG fans to show Neymar ‘affection’

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar (R) shakes hands with the team’s head coach Unai Emery during a training session at the Camp des Loges in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, in August 2017 © AFP/File / ALAIN JOCARDPARIS, France, Jan 26 – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has called on fans to show Neymar more “affection”, despite the Brazilian’s excellent form since joining the Ligue 1 leaders.The world’s most expensive player has struggled with injury since the winter break and was booed for taking a penalty on his only league appearance of 2018 so far against Dijon, which denied Edinson Cavani a chance to break the PSG goalscoring record. But Neymar scored four times in an 8-0 rout that day and has been a key figure for the capital club this season with 24 goals, and Emery wants the PSG fans to get behind their star player.“We need to give Neymar affection, he’s a player we need to make the most of,” the Spaniard said after Wednesday’s 4-2 French Cup win over Guingamp.“He is here, in Paris, and he’s a great player.”PSG’s ultras backed Neymar during the midweek game, unfurling a banner saying: “To boo players runs contrary to our values.”Caen’s Herve Bazile (L) fights for the ball with Olympique de Marseille’s Florian Thauvin during their French Ligue 1 match, at the Michel d’Ornano stadium in Caen, on January 19, 2018 © AFP/File / CHARLY TRIBALLEAUPSG head into Saturday’s game against Montpellier at the Parc des Princes with an eight-point lead at the Ligue 1 summit over Lyon, after Bruno Genesio’s men became only the second team to beat them in the league this term last weekend.Neymar was absent for the 2-1 loss with an apparent thigh problem and hasn’t played since returning from a rib injury for the thrashing of Dijon, while reports in Spain have claimed Real Madrid are hopeful of signing the 25-year-old.“He’s continuing his recovery with the physio, I hope he’ll be back with the team very soon,” Emery added.Kylian Mbappe is also an injury worry for the match against Montpellier, who have the best defensive record in the French top flight, having been stretchered off last Sunday after a clash with Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.“He’s fine, we’ll see if he can return on Saturday, but I hope he’ll be ready at the latest for Lille (on February 3). It was a hard knock and the risk is getting another blow,” said Emery.– Cavani stalling in record chase –Cavani’s form in front of goal has dipped in recent weeks after a stellar start to the season, with the proximity of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s club scoring record appearing to have an adverse affect on his game.The Uruguayan is level with Ibrahimovic on 156 PSG goals, but he has scored just once in four outings, having managed 25 in 26 matches before that this season.PSG announced the signing of former Real Madrid and Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra earlier this week, but Saturday’s game will likely come too early for the France international despite him training for the first time on Thursday.The race for the three Champions League spots could take a crucial turn on Sunday, when third-placed Marseille host reigning champions Monaco, who sit just a place and one point adrift.Second-placed Lyon will be looking to extend their unbeaten league run to eight matches when they visit Bordeaux, after following up the win over PSG with an impressive 3-2 cup victory at Monaco.Player to watch: Florian ThauvinThe former Newcastle United flop has flourished since returning to Marseille permanently last year, already scoring 10 league goals this season. The 24-year-old winger could help Marseille strengthen their grip on a top-three spot on Sunday against Monaco, as he bids to secure his place in France coach Didier Deschamps’ World Cup plans.FixturesFridayDijon v Rennes (10:45pm)SaturdayParis Saint-Germain v Montpellier (7pm), Angers v Amiens, Guingamp v Nantes, Metz v Nice, Saint-Etienne v Caen, Toulouse v Troyes (all 10pm)SundayLille v Strasbourg (5pm), Bordeaux v Lyon (7pm0), Marseille v Monaco (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Kisumu to host Copa Coca-Cola national finals

first_imgLast year’s defending champions, both boys and girls, are notably missing from the nationals this year. St. Anthony High School (boys) and Moi Girls Nangili (Girls) were knocked out during the preliminary matches of their regional games held last month in Rift Valley and Western Region respectively.The 2016 girls’ champions Wiyeta Girls (Rift Valley Region) will be seeking to stamp their dominance in the girl’s category after being defeated in the finals last year against the eventual champions Moi Girls Nangili.The Rift Valley heavyweights have been pooled in group A alongside Dagoretti Mixed Secondary School (Nairobi Region), Njabini Girls (Central Region) and Ugari Mixed (Nyanza Region).In group B, the third runners up in last year’s championship, Coastal region champions Waa Girls will be playing against Kobala Mixed (Nyanza Region), Maeni Girls (Western Region) and Itaara Secondary School (Eastern Region).In the boys category, in Pool A, Goseta Boys (Rift Valley Region), will be battling it out against Koyonzo Secondary School (Western Region), Serani Secondary School (Coastal region) and Gatamaiyu High School (Central Region).-Dagoretti High seek titleIn Pool B, Dagoretti High School from Nairobi region will be seeking to win this years’ tournament after an impressive performance in the regional championships.They have been pooled against Agoro Sare Secondary School (Nyanza Region), Machakos Boys High School (Eastern Region) and a representative from the North Eastern Region.During this year’s tournament, The Coca-Cola System in Kenya embarked on an environmental behavior change campaign. One school in every region (former provinces) pitches are set to be revamped with the winner being determined by the school that achieves the highest number of kilos.The national games are a culmination of the Under-16 boys’ and girls’ tournament. A total of 5,400 schools registered and participated for a chance to be inaugurated as the national champions and a direct ticket to the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup.The North Eastern Regional Finals will be held at Takaba Secondary School in Mandera from 24th to 26th July 2019. The winning team will then proceed to Kisumu to battle it out for the national title.Nyanza region as the hosts, will be represented by two girl’s teams since North Eastern region will not be fielding a girls’ team.0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Subunly captain Feisal Abdi vies for the ball against a St Peters Mumias High school opponent during their Copa Cocacola Under-16 School Games Championship at the Hill School in Eldoret on Tuesday July 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 – The 2019 Under-16 COPA Coca-Cola Nationals will be staged at the Kisumu National Polytechnic next week with the winning teams representing Kenya in the second edition of the COPA Coca-Cola Africa to be held later in the year.A total of 32 teams will battle it out for the title in the Lakeside city from July 30- August 3.last_img read more

RENOWNED SURGEON REVEALS WHY THE GAA AND ORGAN DONATION GO HAND-IN-HAND

first_imgDonegal Clinical and Research Acadmey- back from left are Kevin Moran , Eamon Magee, Charlie Mcmanus, Karl Lacey, Rory Kavanagh and Pat Shovlin. Seated David Hickey and Michael Murphy. Photo – Clive WassonRenowned transplant surgeon, Mr David Hickey, gave a moving, accurate and up to date lecture as guest speaker at Letterkenny General Hospital’s Research Day Symposium last week.Mr Hickey was invited by Mr Charles McManus, Director of Medical Education at Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to the Donegal county footballers. Mr Hickey’s talk centred on how volunteerism forms the bedrock for both organ transplantation and grass roots GAA.Mr Hickey’s talk “Charity begins at home: The GAA and Organ Transplantation” was an exceptional lecture that incorporated relevant statistics regarding organ transplantation in Ireland.It was interspersed with tales of David’s life as an elite Gaelic footballer, who was once pursued by Toulon Rugby club eager for his acquisition to play out half for them in the French League.Mr Hickey asked if a signed Donegal jersey could be arranged for auction upon his return to Dublin to aid families destroyed by the typhoon Haiyan. Eager to meet a legend, current Donegal footballers, Eamonn Mc Gee, Rory Kavanagh, Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy came to present the jersey to him in person.  – Ends – Photo Details:Back Row: Mr Kevin Moran, Consultant Surgeon and Urologist, Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to Donegal Football; footballer Eamonn McGee; Mr Charles McManus, Director of Medical Education, Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to the Donegal Football Team; and footballer Rory Kavanagh.Front Row: Mr David Hickey, Consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon and Team Physician to Dublin Football; footballers Karl Lacey and Michael Murphy; Pat Shovelin, Manager Medical Records, Letterkenny General Hospital and goal keeping coach to Donegal Football. RENOWNED SURGEON REVEALS WHY THE GAA AND ORGAN DONATION GO HAND-IN-HAND was last modified: November 29th, 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:David HickeyLetterkenny General Hospitalorgan donationlast_img read more

Stat from Spurs’ win will delight fans and depress Hammers

first_img huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? West Ham 1-2 Bournemouth (Premier League)West Ham 0-1 Wolves (Premier League)West Ham 0-0 Chelsea (Premier League)West Ham 8-0 Macclesfield (Carabao Cup)West Ham 3-1 Man United (Premier League)West Ham 0-1 Tottenham (Premier League)West Ham 1-3 Tottenham (Carabao Cup) BEST OF MONEY However, The Hammers will probably remind any gloating fans that they actually have a place to call home.Tottenham are still playing at Wembley while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped and the earliest move in date is not until January 2019.They had intended to be at the new stadium for the Liverpool game on 15 September, but delays have forced them to remain at the national ground. Heung-min Son scored twice for Spurs in their 3-1 Carabao Cup win at West Ham, with Fernando Llorente getting the other RANKED A poster, seen before the season began, advertising the fact the new stadium is the only place to watch Champions League football in London has also come back to haunt them with their place in the competition hanging by a thread.Spurs lost their first two games to Inter and Barcelona and drew their third with PSV leaving them with just one point from a possible nine. 2 REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions shining ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade West Ham at home this season West Ham didn’t record a win at home until they put eight past League Two Macclesfield in September, which was their biggest win since 1983. REVEALED Erik Lamela’s goal was the difference in the West Ham v Tottenham Premier League game Most Popular Football News By beating West Ham, Tottenham recorded their second win at the London Stadium – as many as the Hammers have managed there all season.Spurs won their Premier League encounter 1-0, then knocked their London rivals out of the Carabao Cup 11 days later with a 3-1 victory. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

SHOCK AS CREDITORS MEETINGS CALLED FOR HIGH-FLYING DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN

first_imgA CHOPPER-flying Donegal businessman could be facing ruin after creditors meetings were announced for a number of his companies.The announcement relating to wealthy entrepreneur Karol McElhinney will send shockwaves through the county.Just a few months ago he had been granted planning permission for a massive home on his estate at Dooish. The application – which was passed by Donegal County Council – included plans for a large family swimming pool.But today it was announced that two of his companies have called creditors meetings for next week.People owed money by Ashford Windfarm Limited, with an address at Dooish, Ballybofey, are asked to attend a meeting at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny next Tuesday, May 17th at 10.30am.Another meeting – due to start 30 minutes later at 11am at the same venue – will address creditors of Karol McElhinney Plant and Construction Limited. The fate of three other businesses in which he is involved are unknown at this stage.Today a source told us: “This news will come as a shock to many people. Karol was building a big new house with a swimming pool.“I expect there will be a large attendance at the creditors meetings.”SHOCK AS CREDITORS MEETINGS CALLED FOR HIGH-FLYING DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN was last modified: May 11th, 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)last_img read more

COUNCILLORS DIDN’T LIGHT MATCH BUT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE – PRINGLE

first_imgA Donegal Dail Deputy has laid the blame for the suspected arson attack on a Ballyshannon house squarely at the feet of two local councillors.Deputy Thomas Pringle says that while councillors Sean McEniff and Eugene Dolan did not light the match which destroyed the €230,000 home, their comments fueled the flames of unjust hatred. “Donegal County Council bought the house for a traveller family and local councillors Seán McEniff and Eugene Dolan made racist statements about the decision, and last night the house was burned.“While councillors McEniff and Dolan didn’t light the match, it would appear that their discriminatory comments may well have fuelled an unjust hatred amongst a minority and they now have to take responsibility for their actions and comments in relation to the travelling community,” he fumed.He added that the council now has to repair the house before they can allocate it to the family and this will just add extra costs for the council.“It would have been better for the local councillors to have taken a constructive approach, working towards ensuring that the family received all the support they required and work with the community to make sure that there was a smooth transition for the family. “Luckily there were no injuries last night but will it take someone to be seriously hurt before these councillors take responsibility for their words and actions,” asked Deputy Pringle.Gardai are still sifting through the wreckage of the house which was burned to the ground just after 3am this morning.The house had been allocated to a Traveller family who were due to move in in the coming days.A family living next to the targeted home had to flee their home as flames spread throughout the night. COUNCILLORS DIDN’T LIGHT MATCH BUT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE – PRINGLE was last modified: February 11th, 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:arsonBallyshannonDeputy Pringlelast_img read more