The revelation that there would again be no hurdles event in this year’s Digicel Grand Prix series at the recent launch came as a big shock for many individuals close to the sport.On the schedule are the: 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres, 800 metres and 4×400 metres relays, along with the long and high jumps. The latter was added to the list this year.This snub can be seen as a slap in the face for the athletes who are involved in both the intermediate and sprint hurdles. One can understand the hurdles’ absence during last year’s introductory season of the Grand Prix, but it is indeed a big mistake that for the second year in a row this discipline is not one of those events that will be contested.The people who make up the Technical Committee are competent individuals and they do understand the strength of the country’s track and field, so why add the high jump and not one of the hurdle events? Why is it that both the 100m and 200m are being contested at the same meets? They could simply have replaced the 200m with either the 100m hurdles or the 400m hurdles.Outside of the 100 metres, hurdle events have been the country’s most successful at the international level, and athletes doing this discipline should be encouraged.At the last IAAF World Junior Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, Jamaica had two medallists as Jaheel Hyde won gold in the 400m hurdles, while Tyler Mason won silver in the 110m hurdles.Last summer, it was gold for Danielle Williams in the women’s 100m hurdles with her sister Shermaine also making the final. In the men’s 110m hurdles Hansle Parchment, an Olympic bronze medallist, won the silver medal here, while Omar McLeod almost made it to the final. Also, the defending champion in the men’s 110 metres hurdles at the Commonwealth Games is none other than our own Andrew Riley.If we are getting success in a particular discipline, we must continue to give the younger athletes in the event the support and encouragement that they need.EXCELLENT TRACK RECORDJamaica’s track record in the hurdles has been excellent over the years with several athletes winning major medals.Among the juniors it started with Gillian Russell and continued with Camille Robinson, Shermaine Williams, Natasha Ruddock, Latoya Greaves, Sherene Pinnock, Yanique Thompson, Jeneive Russell, Marvin Williams and Keiron Stewart who have all won medals at the junior level internationally.Among the seniors the likes of Michelle Freeman, Deon Hemmings, Delloreen Ennis- London, Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Winthrop Graham and Danny McFarlane have all had major success.The Digicel Grand Prix series will start on Saturday February 6 with the Western Championships in Montego Bay and the Youngster Goldsmith inside the National Stadium.There is hope that good sense will prevail and it will not be too late for the organisers to have a change of heart and replace one of the sprint events with either the sprint or intermediate hurdles.- R.G.
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Agowa Wellington was hauled before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday on an assault with intent to cause actual bodily harm charge.The 47-year-old of Lot 110 North Sophia, Greater Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the offence which stated on January 21, 2018, at about 17:00h an argument broke out between himself and the Virtual Complaint, Tamika Kennedy, who is the mother of his children.It is alleged that the duo had an exchange of words over Wellington purchasing pampers for their child, after which, the visibly pregnant woman was dealt several slaps to the face.Kennedy made a report to the Cummings Lodge Police station and Wellington was subsequently arrested. Wellington was granted $15,000 bail on the verbal assault charge and $25,000 bail for causing bodily harm.He is also scheduled to appear in Court Nine on February 22.
Berbice Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh has expressed frustration over the slothfulness in the prosecution with charges brought against two Corentyne men in connection with the deadly piracy attack.Nakool “Fyah” Manohar and Premnauth “Sinbad” Persaud being led away from courtTwo weeks ago, the Magistrate had called the Police a bunch of jokers while presiding over the case and again on Tuesday, while not uttering his feelings, he was noticeable frustrated when the case came up before him and the Police did not have the file jacket.Nakool “Fyah” Manohar and Premnauth “Sinbad” Persaud are before the court for the alleged murder at sea of Tilliknauth Mohabir and Mahesh Sarjoo between April 27 and May 3, 2018.However, on Tuesday, when the matter was called at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court, the prosecution asked for a temporary adjournment, claiming that the Police ranks were on their way from Georgetown with the file jacket as well as the other accused, Alexander Dienhart.After midday the matter was called again and the court was told that the file did not arrive; and as such, Attorney Joel Edmond representing Manohar argued that it was unfair to his client who is imprisoned.“It is the same reoccurrence at each hearing,” Edmonds said, while asking that the matter be adjourned until July 11, giving the Police enough time for the matter to move forward.The matter cones again on July 11.
The month of September has been designated prostate cancer awareness month in an effort to sensitise men on the dreadful sickness which is the third leading type of cancer in Guyana.Among the plans to raise awareness during the month of September, the Guyana Cancer Foundation will host a number of outreaches across the country.President of the Foundation, Bibi Hassan disclosed that some 25 outreaches have already been held for the year, as the non-governmental organisation (NGO) continues in its quest to decrease the number of cancer related deaths nationally.According to her, prostate cancer is the third leading type of cancer in the country. During some of the outreaches the Foundation conducted, several persons were referred to hospitals, due to the severity of their condition.“The prostate cancer screening, you got to do the screening – the PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) testing (because) we don’t do the actual physical check-up anymore because that has moved off now. (In this new process) you just draw the blood and you do it at the lab,” she stated.She hinted that plans are being finalised to conduct advanced screening for men, even as the country joins in observing prostate cancer month.According to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) data published in 2017, prostate cancer deaths in Guyana reached 89 or 1.54 per cent of total deaths. The age adjusted death rate is 44.40 per 100,000 of population ranks Guyana at number 13 in the world.A report from the Public Health Ministry back in 2014 showed that cancer was the third leading cause of mortality in Guyana with Ischemic Heart Diseases coming at second and Cerebrovascular Diseases at number one. Prostate, breast, lung and cervical cancers are the main categories affecting the Guyanese population.According to the Government Information Agency, the report shows that during the period of 2004-2011, over 3400 persons died from various forms of cancer, with the largest number of deaths being 621 in 2011.Prostate cancer is also the most common type of cancer in the United States as well as Canada. According to statistics, one in every seven Canadian men will be diagnosed in their lifetime.This type of cancer occurs in the prostate – a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.It is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Usually prostate cancer grows slowly and is initially confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.When this type of cancer is detected early, or while it is still confined to the prostate gland, it has a better chance of successful treatment.While it may show little or no symptoms in its early stages, trouble urinating, blood in semen and erectile dysfunction are a few of the serious warning signs men experience.Doctors say prostate cancer begins when some cells in the prostate becomes abnormal. Mutations in the abnormal cells’ DNA cause the cells to grow and divide more rapidly than normal cells do. The abnormal cells continue living, when other cells would die. The accumulating abnormal cells form a tumour that can grow to invade nearby tissue. Some abnormal cells can also break off and spread (metastasise) to other parts of the body.The disease can be prevented by simply maintaining an exercise routine as well as eating lots of fruits and vegetables.
WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush dodged questions Tuesday about whether he would keep Treasury Secretary John Snow in his Cabinet but said he was eager to hear recommendations for change from his new chief of staff. Some staff changes are expected when Joshua Bolten, currently the budget director, moves into the West Wing to replace Andy Card, who has been chief of staff since Bush became president. Card’s last day is April 14. Republicans have urged Bush to make major staff changes to reinvigorate the administration and lift his approval ratings from record lows. Republicans close to the White House say they expect changes in Bush’s communications, congressional relations and domestic policy shops. The political team, led by deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, is believed to be immune to change. Critics have complained that Snow has not convinced the public that the economy is on a healthy upswing. Rumors about his departure created an awkward moment for Bush in the Roosevelt Room, where Bush discussed his initiative for health savings accounts. When a reporter asked whether Snow was expected to remain in the Cabinet, the president noted that Snow was in the room. “Secretary Snow is here at the table,” Bush said. “He’s been a part of this discussion. I’m glad you brought him up. He has been a valuable member of my administration, and I trust his judgment and appreciate his service.” But he did not say whether Snow would stay. Asked later why the president didn’t simply dispel rumors of a Snow departure, White House press secretary Scott McClellan replied: “We’ve had a long policy of never speculating about personnel matters.” McClellan ducked a question about his own fate. “I appreciate the question, and as I’ve said, I never speculate on personnel matters. Period,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
THE first audition for this year’s Christmas panto at the Balor Theatre, Ballybofey, will be held next weekend.Saturday’s audition will be at 12 noon for children from 11 years upwards, while the adults’ session will be held next Tuesday, September 22, at 8 pm.Directed by JC Bonar, ‘Babes in the Wood’ will be staged by the award-winning Butt Drama Circle. In a journey where good prevails evil, the wicked Prince John plans to have his absent brother King Richard’s children kidnapped and killed, so that he can claim the throne for himself.To this end he enlists the greedy Sheriff of Nottingham to do his dirty work for him and he in turn employs two idiot baddies, Riff and Raff. This turns out to be his mistake and the Babe’s good fortune. The Sheriff also has an idiot son who dreams of being a famous footballer, but ends up joining Robin Hood’s gang instead. Will faithful Nurse Neuralgia and the gang, who is aided by Robin Hood and his Merry Men (well two of them anyway) save the Babes?If you, or someone you know, have what it takes to be a good goodie or baddie, please come along to one of the auditions.For further information, contact the Balor Arts Centre on 074 91 31840. THE BALOR IS LOOKNG FOR BABES……..AND BADDIES! was last modified: September 14th, 2015 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:Babes in th Wood
The body of a woman in her early forties was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital last night after she died suddenly in a restaurant at Annagry.It is understood the woman, who lived locally, had entered the well-known Caisleain Oir restaurant with a relative just a short time before she collapsed.She was pronounced dead at the scene. Gardaí and the ambulance service attended the scene and the woman’s body was later removed to Letterkenny General Hospital for a post mortem examination.The woman is believed to have lived in the Loughanure area for a number of years although she is believed to be for the south of the country.EndsWOMAN DIES SUDDENLY AT DONEGAL RESTAURANT was last modified: July 20th, 2011 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)
Residents in Gaoth Dobhair have set up a committee after claims that human waste is being dumped by some tourists staying in caravans in Port Arthur. The committee are attempting to establish who polices the area in order to resolve the situation which has now been described as ‘intolerable’. Members of the committee are attempting to establish whether the land is marked as a Special Area of Conservation, if so that would prohibit anyone being on the land.They’re also in contact with delegates from Glenveagh to get clarity on the matter.More than 70 people attended a meeting last night to discus the situation.At the meeting locals criticized the County Council saying they were aware of the situation and that they have done nothing about it. Officials from the council are expecting to visit the site next week.The nine-man committee which was formed last night will be chaired by Hughie Mac Giolla Bhríde.It was Mac Giolla Bhríde who first brought the on-going problem into the public domain, when he posted pictures of the human waste being dumped beside Port Arthur on his Facebook timeline.The pictures sparked an outrage amongst other locals and over 80 people attended the public meeting last night which was held in the Gweedore United club house.Locals expressed their annoyance at the situation and said something needed to be urgently done to resolve the issue.One local said he seen one tourist dump his waste into the water beside the pier, when the local approached him to ask why he did what he did, the local was told in no uncertain terms to clear off. Local councillors Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig and John Sheamis Ó Fearraigh were in attendance at the meeting.Mac Giolla Bhríde said he realises the importance of tourists to the local economy, but reiterated that with 45-50 caravans camping on site with absolutely no sanitation facilities the area was now a health and safety issue.Mac Giolla Bhríde told Donegal Daily, “I don’t have anything against tourists, and people who attended the meeting last night concerned about the situation don’t either.“We realise the importance they play in the local economy, but the fact of the matter is there is absolutely no sanitation disposal facilities on site, and as a result human waste is being dumped in the quarry beside the beach. “It’s only about 100 yards from the beach, and the smell as you can imagine is foul, and the area is now full of bluebottles.Mac Giolla Bhríde believes there should be a proper camping site in Gaoth Dobhair because there’s such a demand for one in the area.He also said it was scandalous that there wasn’t even bins for tourists to put their rubbish into and said it was a disgrace there isn’t even a few port-a-loos on site at the beach.“You’ve between 40-50 caravans in the area and not one of them have any proper sanitation facility, they’re just going to the toilet in the quarry.“It’s disgusting and the situation has now become intolerable for locals living nearby, there’s not even bins to dump their rubbish so many just leave their rubbish behind too.“I spoke to James Browne from Gortlee Hire and he told me he has fitted several port-a-loos at beaches all over Donegal, so I can’t understand why a number haven’t been fitted here.“Port Arthur is a beautiful scenic area and has a beautiful beach, but the lack of these basic facilities is now causing a serious issue in the area.Mac Giolla Bhríde said the committee are having another meeting tonight and are hoping to establish who actually policies the area.“We’re having another meeting tonight and hopefully we can find out who exactly owns the land.“As I said I’ve nothing against tourists, many have come before in the past with caravans equipped with sanitation facilities, and they’re lovely friendly people who respect the area and clean up after themselves.“But this current situation can no longer go and, as it’s a health concern and it needs to be sorted ASAP.MEETING HEARS COUNCIL IS IGNORING CAMPING SITE WHERE HUMAN WASTE IS BEING DUMPED was last modified: July 23rd, 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:Gaoth Dobhairhuman wastePort Arthur
The Kobs lost to Egypt in the 2015 qualifiers (file photo)The Uganda U23 national team, Kobs have been pitted with South Sudan in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers’ first round.Sebastian Desabre’s side who last featured in the continental qualifiers back in 2015 will host the first leg between 12th and 16th of November in Kampala before heading to Juba for the return leg the following week.The winner between the Kobs and their South Sudan counterparts will take on Tunisia in the second round of qualification.The second round is scheduled to be played in March 2019 with the first leg taking place between 18th and 22nd while the return leg happening a week later.From there, will be the final qualification round. It will take place in early June and it’s from the games that eight teams will qualify for the finals’ tournament in Egypt.The tournament will run from 8th to 22nd of November 2019.The Kobs last featured in a two-legged affair against Egypt in which they lost home and away. They first went down 4-0 in Cairo before losing 2-1 at Namboole.The tournament in Egypt will be the 3rd edition of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations, the quadrennial international age-restricted football championship organised by CAF for the men’s under-23 national teams of Africa.The tournament was initially scheduled to take place in Zambia, but they withdrew from hosting in July 2017. Egypt was announced as the new host nation of the tournament by CAF on 23 September 2017.The tournament will determine which three African teams will compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics men’s football tournament in Japan.Nigeria are the defending champions of the tournament having won it in 2015, defeating Algeria 2-1 in the final.Gabon won the first edition in 2011, winning 2-1 against hosts Morocco in the final.Comments Tags: Africa U23 Cup of NationsSebastian Desabretopuganda kobs