My best team ever – Dyke

first_imgIt is early days in the 2017 track and field season, but after two assignments under their belt, defending ISSA-GraceKennedy Girls champions Edwin Allen have sent a strong message to their rivals with a fourth consecutive title in their sights.Edwin Allen have been the most dominant female team so far this season with overwhelming performances in all areas at the Purewater-Danny Williams and the JAAA/Puma meets, which were held at Jamaica College (JC) and Kirkvine respectively .Coach Michael Dyke is very pleased with what he has seen so far, and has stated that this team is the strongest he has ever assembled.”I am very impressed with what has been happening so far and it is early days, but we expect to dominate at Champs for years to come and this unit is the best ever at Edwin Allen”, said Dyke.That is quite a statement considering the strength of some of his previous teams.”We do not want the girls to get complacent, and I just have to keep them focused and hope they stay injury free,” Dyke continued. “They are in a winning programme and they do not want to give up their title, and this is the biggest motivation for them.”While his recruiting has gone well in the lower ranks with a very strong Class Four group, his team was also been strengthened in Class One with the addition of former Holmwood Technical sprinter/hurdler, Gabrielle McDonald and Spalding High’s middle-distance athlete Kara Grant, who have both made big impression,” so far. McDonald was the top Class One athlete at the JC meet, where she won the 100m and 100m hurdles, while Grant was first overall in the Class One 1500m at Kirkvine.The likes of Patrice Moody in Class One and Kevona Davis in Class Three were very impressive in the sprints at Kirkvine, but it was his Class Four girls, led by Tia Clayton, who clocked 23.78 seconds to win the 200m, who impressed Dyke the most.”Clayton has come in and stamped her class here, and this Class Four group is expected to do great things as I can call on any two to run individually unlike the very strong team of two years ago that smashed the Class Four 4x100m relay record with sub-48 seconds, ” said Dyke confidently.last_img read more

UPDATE First Nations group halts access to hunting area

first_imgCurrently anyone is free to enter the area and there are no conservation officers located in the area.Miller says despite what the ministry might say, he feels there are problems with over hunting.[asset|aid=3105|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f1ebbed8bca9e627c84738e0d6d2d118-Miller 2_1_Pub.mp3] The most recent information is the gate will likely be unlocked by this afternoon as the Council has been able to set up a meeting with the regional manager of the Peace Region for the Ministry of Environment.The regional manager from the Ministry of Environment, has not yet returned our phone calls.Advertisement Map:  This map shows the approximate location of the gate blocking access to the Kechika RiverView Hunting blockade near Coal River in a larger map Update: A ministry official provided a written statment of how the ministry is working with thethe Kaska Dena First Nations.The statement provided says:The Ministry of Environment and Kaska Dena Council have agreed to meet and discuss access and hunting management in the Kechika River watershed. The gate on the Skooks Landing access road is open to the public at this time.The government of British Columbia has worked closely with the Kaska Dena to address their wildlife management related concerns. Our working relationship has always been and will continue to be productive and respectful.Advertisement The Council has sent numerous letters to the Environment Minister, Barry Penner, but has not had its concerns addressed to their satisfaction.Kaska Dena Council Chair George Miller says the Council’s main goal is to have discussions with the Environment Minister to have limited entry hunting in its traditional territory. Miller says it’s important for them to address both over hunting and safety concerns.[asset|aid=3104|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f1ebbed8bca9e627c84738e0d6d2d118-Miller 3_1_Pub.mp3] The Council also wants help funding a monitoring program to ensure the hunters entering the area take whatever they hunt with them.Advertisement Photo:  A sign placed at the entry to the Kechika River near Coal River, BC – SubmittedThe Kaska Dena Council on behalf of the three communities in the area has put up and locked a gate leading into a popular hunting area near the Kechika River.- Advertisement -The gate was put up and locked Wednesday on the Skooke’s Landing access road, near Coal River, B.C.The Council represents the Kwadacha, Good Hope Lake and Lower Post communities.The Council feels that the area has been overhunted in the past few years and it is taking steps to protect the wildlife in the area.The Council apparently has evidence that hunters have been killing animals and not packing up the meat, essentially wasting the meat. As well, there has been a lot of garbage left behind, and resident hunters have been having a large impact on the Kechika River and adjoining watersheds.Advertisementlast_img read more

Province to provide $11 million in grants to PACs and DPACs

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia is providing approximately $11 million in Community Gaming Grants to 1,300 parent advisory councils and district parent advisory councils.According to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Selina Robinson, these grants will support parents who are committed to enriching students’ learning experiences with extracurricular activities.Schools receive PAC funding each year to provide students from kindergarten to Grade 12 with a variety of extracurricular experiences.- Advertisement -Community Gaming Grants provide up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations throughout the Province each year.Every year, commercial gambling generates revenue that the Government of B.C. invests in key services such as health care and education.For more information on the B.C. Community Gaming Grant, you can visit the Province’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Juve respond to Pogba links, Man City teen in shock exit? Ramsey to join rival?

first_img Latest transfer gossip on 4 Could Aaron Ramsey be pulling on the shirt of a top-six rival in the summer? targets Here’s a round up of the latest news and rumours from Monday’s newspapers and online… 4 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could be appointed the new Real Madrid on Monday, with the Spanish club set to sack Julen Lopetegui after the weekend’s 5-1 defeat to Barcelona. (Marca)Real have been told they have little chance of tempting Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to the Bernabeu – by Man City and former Barca boss Pep Guardiola. (Evening Standard)Reports that Paul Pogba could leave Manchester United and seal a return to Juventus have been played down by Juve vice-president Pavel Nedved. (Sky Italia)Manchester City’s teenage star Phil Foden, 18, is wanted by Juventus, who could sign the England youngster for as little as £175,000. (Daily Mirror) moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father center_img Arsenal will only sign more players in the January transfer window if they absolutely have to, according to Gunners director of football Raul Senllehi. (Daily Mail)Aaron Ramsey is wanted by rivals clubs Manchester United and Chelsea, as they Welshman prepares to leave Arsenal at the end of his contract in the summer. (Daily Express)Chelsea’s on-loan midfielder Mateo Kovacic has said it is “too early” to talk about a permanent move from Real Madrid. (Evening Standard)Liverpool have suffered a transfer blow ahead of January with top target, Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski, set to sign a new contract with Napoli. (Daily Express)Newcastle are understood to be ready to offer Rafa Benitez the contract extension he wants – providing he is prepared to wait for certain requests. (Newcastle Chronicle) Leicester City helicopter crash: Rival clubs pay respects to victims and thousands leave tributes outside King Power Stadium IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 4 Leicester City confirm owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha one of five people to have died in helicopter crash REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RIP Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: Phil Foden could leave Manchester City for just £175,000, according to reports 4 targets Leicester fan and talkSPORT reporter pays emotional tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – ‘He was one of us’last_img read more


first_imgDonegal TD Thomas Pringle is in mourning following the death of his sister Lulu, aged just 44.The mother of two young children, Paddy and Connor, passed away at the North West Hospice in Sligo.Her funeral mass will take place tomorrow before cremation at Mount Jerome in Dublin. Her remains at currently reposing at her home in Mountcharles.A daughter of Clarrie and Peter, she was a sister of Anna, Thomas, and John.Sympathy is extended to all her family and friends at this time.  DEPUTY PRINGLE IN MOURNING AFTER DEATH OF SISTER was last modified: June 3rd, 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:deathLULUpringleTDTHOMASlast_img read more


first_imgGARDAI have launched an investigation after the death of a woman at a hotel.The pensioner was found dead in the pool area at Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey on Wednesday.Staff and onlookers went to her aid but she was later pronounced dead at the scene despite their valiant efforts. A post mortem is being carried out to establish the cause of death.Gardaí are carrying out an investigation as part of normal procedures for the county coroner but the death is not being treated as suspicious.The lady who died was Galway-born Oonagh Quinn, from Melmount in Strabane.The 79-year-old was well-known and well respected in the Border town community where she had worked for many years as a teacher at Our Lady of Mercy secondary school. “She was a lovely woman who was loved by all who knew her,” said a family friend. HEARTACHE AS MUCH-LOVED PENSIONER FOUND DEAD AT DONEGAL HOTEL SWIMMING POOL was last modified: January 23rd, 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) Tags:deathJackson’s HotelOonagh Quinnpoollast_img read more

Four rural Donegal bus routes to get new nighttime schedules

first_imgFour Local Link rural bus services in Donegal have been included in the proposed nighttime scheme to be unveiled today. A pilot project is due to begin in June 2018 where Local Link buses will run between 6pm and 11pm. The scheme has been made to tackle rural isolation and bring people to towns for evening events.In Donegal, the four routes to be included in the scheme are: Burtonport – Letterkenny, Fanad – Letterkenny, Glencolumbkille – Donegal Town and Carrigans – Letterkenny. The night-time routes in Co. Donegal will run on Fridays and Saturdays, while the Glencolumbkille – Donegal Town route is expected to run from Friday – Sunday. New timetables will be unveiled before the scheme begins.Nineteen counties around Ireland have been included in the new trial scheme, which will run for a six month period. The buses will be state-funded and passengers will have to pay a nominal fee.Four rural Donegal bus routes to get new nighttime schedules was last modified: May 8th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:bus servicesLocal Linkrural buseslast_img read more

Takeaways: Martin Jones is the Sharks’ biggest concern right now

first_imgCHICAGO — Almost everyone got to eat their cookies Sunday night as the Sharks extended their winning streak to a season long four games.Seven Sharks scored goals, 13 found their way onto the scoresheet and six recorded multi-point nights as the team turned the tables on an early disaster to produce its most offensively-prolific night since Oct. 9. In addition, Brent Burns collected three assists and Erik Karlsson extended his point streak to five games, his longest with the Sharks.Here’s what …last_img

Suspended Ronald Tubid has no qualms over PBA decision

first_imgFILE – San Miguel Beer’s Ronald Tubid, center, defends TNT’s Roger Pogoy during their game in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel forward Ronald Tubid wholeheartedly accepted the repercussions of his actions during the “Spider-Man” incident that disrupted Game 5 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.Tubid hit court invader Paolo Felizarta, who dressed up as the Marvel superhero, with a cheap shot after the latter collided with Beermen center and five-time MVP, June Mar Fajardo.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View comments The PBA slapped Tubid with a P75,000 fine and  three-game suspension for his actions.“I’ve said right after the incident that I’m sorry for what I’ve done and I’m man enough to accept what the PBA imposed on me,” said Tubid Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I went overboard the PBA rules.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTubid was at Araneta to watch his son play in the Batang PBA awarding ceremony.“I’m a professional and I’m man enough to accept this.”center_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Surging Blackwater remains perfect, downs Columbian It wasn’t just Tubid who was given a punishment with teammate Kelly Nabong receiving the same sanction while Daniel Henares and Dr. Ramon Ibañez, who are under San Miguel’s employment, were each slapped with a P50,000 fine and were both suspended for two games.“I would like to say sorry, again, to boss Willie Marcial and to Spider-Man,” said Tubid, who still attends practice with the Beermen.“They still need their drill sergeant and even though I’m suspended for three games, I can’t be gone from practice.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more


first_imgIn Agriculture Department, during the year 2010-11, 22In Agriculture Department, during the year 2010-11, 22 grants amounting to Rs 3 crore was paid while UCs pending are for two grants amounting to Rs 43.37 lakh.Under Public Health Engineering Department, during 2010-11 and 2011-12, grants were paid for 13 schemes amounting to Rs 16789.04 lakh while UCs pending is for two schemes amounting to Rs 189.16 lakh.In Planning & Coordination Department, 2010-11 and 2011-12 a total of 124 grants were paid amounting to Rs 37294.77 lakh and UCs pending is for 54 schemes amounting to Rs 12130.27 lakh.Under Registrar of Cooperative Societies during 2013-14, 16 grants amounting to Rs 750 lakh was paid and UCs pending is for three grants amounting to Rs 203 lakh.In 2013-14, Information &and Public Relations had received an amount of Rs 79.16 lakh for two schemes while UCs for both schemes amounting to Rs 42.92 lakh is pending.During the same period under Technical Education Department, one grant amounting to 40 lakh was paid, the UC for the same is pending.In 2014-15, Youth Resources and Sports department was paid Rs 200 lakh for one scheme, but UC has not been submitted.Under Art and Culture Department from 2010-11 to 2013-14, a total of 397 grants amount to Rs 341 lakh was paid but the department has failed to submit UCs amounting to Rs 2.6 lakh for 12 grants.During the year 2013-14, Department of Under Developed Areas was paid Rs 402.5 lakh for three schemes, but UCs for the same are due.Police Department during the period from 2010-11 to 2013-14 received Rs 83033.22 lakh for 629 schemes while UCs is pending for 104 grants amounting to Rs 21764.81 lakh. PTI NBS CR SMJ LNSadvertisementlast_img read more