Jamaica dominate Carifta…again

first_imgJAMAICA ended the 45th Carifta Games in St Georges, Grenada, last night in fine style as they had a clean sweep in the 4x400m to follow up on their sweep in the 4x100m on yesterday’s final day as the country ended with a record 86 medals.This included 43 gold, 28 silver and 15 bronze medals.The Bahamas was way behind in second place with 34 medals (6 gold, 15 silver and 13 bronze), while Barbados occupied third place with 14 medals (6 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze).The girls’ Under-18 quartet of Shania Powell, Stacy-Ann Williams, Shian Salmon and Sanique Walker got the show going as the Jamaican team led from start to finish, clocking a fast 3:39.31 to win easily, as The Bahamas (3:43.06) and the British Virgin Islands (3:47.43) had to settle for silver and bronze.Despite some early challenge from Barbados, Jamaica’s quartet of Anthony Cox, Dashinelle Dyer, Jhevaughn Matherson and Christopher Taylor cooled their rivals to win the Under-18 boys’ event in 3:12.54.Satanya Wright, Semoy Hemmings, Junelle Bromfield and Tiffany James continued the streak in the Under-20 girls’ event, stopping the clock at 3:34.73 ahead of The Bahamas, 3:48.96 with Grenada finishing third in 3:47.43.WELL-CONTROLLEDRunning a well-controlled anchor leg, Akeem Bloomfield piloted the boys’ Under-20 team to a win in 3:10.55. The other members on the team were Jauvaney James, Nathan Brown and Kimor Barrett.It was a bright start for Jamaica on the track yesterday evening as it was a clean sweep for the country’s athletes in the sprint hurdles, with Dasazay Freeman setting the stage in the girls’ Under-18 100m hurdles, winning the gold medal in 13.44 seconds.In the girls’ Under-20 100m hurdles, Rushelle Burton captured the gold medal after winning in 13.36 seconds. It was close for second, but her teammate Sidney Marshall got the better of Jeminise Parris of Trinidad and Tobago for the silver as both athletes were given an identical time of 13.73 seconds.It was disappointment for Jamaica’s Dejour Russell in the boy’s Under-18 110m hurdles as he was disqualified for false-starting, but his teammate Damion Thomas, who was competing for the first time for Jamaica, captured the gold medal after stopping the clock at 13.32.Jamaica ended the sweep with Rohan Cole taking the Under-20 boys’ 110m hurdles gold after winning the event in 13.71 seconds.DOMINATE 800MIt was three out of four victories for Jamaica in the 800m with Cemore Donaldin the girls’ Under-18 and Shevon Parkes in the boys’ Under-20 leading the way, taking their second gold medals of the championships following wins in the 1500m on Saturday’s opening day.Donald clocked 2:10.66 for the win as teammate Chrissani May made it a one-two for Jamaica picking up silver in 2:13.90.Parkes’ winning time was 1:51.76 as team-mate Nathan Brown captured the silver in 1:52.99. Anthony Cox also picked up silver in the boys’ Under-18 event after finishing second in 1:52.23.Jamaica’s other win came in the girls’ Under-20 800m, as the outstanding Junelle Bromfield showed her class for a runaway win in a personal best 2:06.21.There was two success for Jamaica in the 200m as defending Under-18 girls’ champion, Shaniel English retained her title, while Michael Stephens won the Under-18 boys’ event.last_img read more

Athletes achieve medals and personal bests at Special Olympics Summer Games

first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Special Olympics BC team from Fort St. John travelled to Kamloops for the 2017 Special Olympics BC Summer Games on July 7th and 8th.This year’s event was the largest SOBC provincial games ever, with over 1,600 athletes participating in 11 events.  Eight athletes from the Energetic City competed at the games: Wyatt Turney and Nicholas Mitchell both competed in bowling, Mykaela Stewart and Britni Renaud both competed in rhythmic gymnastics, Sheryl Jakubowski was the lone athletics competitior, and Miranda Laboucane, Tina Tompkins, and Russell Wheat all competed in swimming.The team did themselves and all of their Fort St. John supporters proud with a fantastic showing of almost personal bests and 19 medals out of a possible 35.- Advertisement -Jakubowski finished with one gold and one silver medal. Renaud won a silver and bronze medal, while Stewart won four gold medals and a silver in gymnastics. In the pool, Laboucane won one medal of each type, Tompkins added a silver medal, and Wheat won a gold, a silver, and two bronze medals. Turney and Mitchell each won a silver medal in five-pin bowling.last_img read more

Issues with FSJ’s new Interpretive Centre

first_imgThe City is struggling with design of the new Interpretive Centre. In January of this year, the City received a grant of $1 million from each of the Federal and Provincial governments. This was to build an Interpretive Centre to showcase the oil and gas industry in the region. It is also supposed to house the Visitor Information Centre.At Monday’s City Council meeting Mayor Jim Eglinski said the original idea was to build around the Water Treatment Facility on the Alaska Highway at 86th St. Mr Eglinski wants to use that land as the city already owns it.The problem is the proposed building is too big for the property available. – Advertisement – City staff hope to have a better design and business case for the Interpretive Centre by later this year.last_img

Whittier Girls Softball to launch 45th season

first_imgWhittier Girls Softball has scheduled its opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 3, at East Whittier Middle School, 14421 E. Whittier Blvd. Games will start at noon. For information visit www.whittiersoftball.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Northern Lights Youth Choir being affected by provincial influenza regulation

first_img“I’ve got 60 kids in my group, plus myself and a piano player, so there’s no way of course that I can guarantee them that everyone has had a flu shot because they probably haven’t, so we had to cancel on the spot,” Giesbrecht explained.According to the Ministry of Health, “Visitors to provincial health-care facilities – including long-term care homes – are asked to be vaccinated against influenza or to wear a mask while visiting to help protect those most vulnerable from influenza.”Geisbrecht adds, “I could see if H1N1 was going around, or if there was some kind of big epidemic, or if there was some kind of super bug in the hospital, than of course you don’t want expose people to that.”- Advertisement -Geishbrecht goes on to explain distance in which the children stand from the seniors.“Noone’s touching each other, noone’s shaking hands; sharing cookies, coughing on each other – there’s not really any opportunity for that kind of thing to happen,” Geisbrecht says while conceding that “I’m no doctor.”According to the ministry, approximately 3,500 Canadians die from influenza or its complications each year.Advertisement “Of course staff and those caring for the physical needs of the elderly should be vaccinated but to disallow a kid’s choir to sing near-by a group of seniors for 20 minutes because they might not have the shot seems silly and unfair,” Geishbrecht concludes in a Facebook message.At the time of publication, Geishbrecht says the Manager of Peace Villa had called her back to say they’re looking into possible solutions to this conflict in an effort to allow the children to perform for the seniors.last_img read more

Tottenham defender set for Italy move

first_img Vlad Chiriches Roma have opened negotiations with Tottenham over the signing of centre-back Vlad Chiriches, according to reports in Italy.The capital club are beginning their search for a new centre-back as speculation continues to grow that Mehdi Benatia is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich.The Serie A side would net around £30m from that sale, funds that manager Rudi Garcia is keen to reinvest in the squad.Roma have already been linked to Manchester City pair Micah Richards and Matija Nastasic, but they appeared to have switched targets.According to Corriere della Sera, Spurs defender Chiriches is now the number one player on Roma’s transfer wish list and they have sounded Tottenham out over a possible deal.The Romanian has yet to appear for Tottenham this season, having been left out of the match-day squads for the club’s wins over West Ham and AEL Limassol. 1last_img read more

Done deal? Liverpool on the brink securing transfer of gifted £16m star according to reports

first_img1 Liverpool are close to sealing a deal that would see striker Mario Balotelli leave the club on a season-long loan, according to Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is reported to have met with the Italian striker in Florence on Saturday, ahead of the seven-times European champions’ first game of the season at Fiorentina.Having scored just one Premier League goal for Liverpool since signing from Milan for £16m in August 2014, Balotelli does not feature in Reds’ manager Brendan Rodgers plans for this season, prompting efforts to offload him before the summer transfer window closes.But Balotelli’s troublesome reputation and high wages have meant finding a club has been far from straightforward, despite his pedigree as a gifted attacker.Now it appears a return to the San Siro is a real possibility.“I’m not going to comment,” Milan’s general manager Adriano Galliani said of the reports linking his club with Balotelli, before hinting that they are interested in a deal.“Like (Italian singer) Antonello Venditti once said, there are certain loves which go such a long way and then they come back. And I and the president are both romantic people.”Balotelli spent two seasons with the Rossoneri before moving to Merseyside last year, making 43 Serie A appearances for the Milanese club, scoring 26 goals. Liverpool transfer news: Mario Balotelli set to seal loan deal? last_img read more

Griezmann to sign for Manchester United? The potential deal analysed

first_imgFor Manchester United stats, check out WhoScored.com. Here, the football statistics experts analyse a player linked with a late move to Old Trafford…Like last summer, transfer deadline day looks set to centre on Manchester United. The big money move for Anthony Martial and the debacle surrounding David de Gea’s proposed transfer to Real Madrid understandably hogs the back pages as the summer transfer deadline looms in England. With time quickly running out for Premier League teams to strengthen, United must act swiftly if they are to bolster their attack, a necessity if the 2-1 defeat to Swansea is anything to go by.One of those linked with a move to Old Trafford is Frenchman Antoine Griezmann, who has excelled for Atletico Madrid this season already. Los Rojiblancos have netted four goals in La Liga this season, three of which have been courtesy of Griezmann (two assists and one goal). Such form has helped him gain a WhoScored.com rating of 8.12, a better return than every Atletico player and the ninth best in Spain’s top tier.After an impressive debut season for the Spanish outfit during which he netted 22 league goals, links regarding a move abroad came as little shock. Chelsea and Bayern Munich had both been linked with the France international, but one gets the feeling that if any team is to sign Griezmann on deadline day; it’s United.Louis van Gaal’s side requires an injection of pace on the flanks following a faltering start to the campaign. Juan Mata, as good a start to the season as he has had, lacks the speed to really trouble teams out wide and is better suited in a more central position, where his creativity can be properly utilised. As such, reports that the pacey Martial is set to move to Old Trafford are understandable, if the price tag is not, but the general consensus is that United need further investment in this area.Memphis Depay has stuttered thus far, though has shown glimpses of his potential in spurts. A more experienced wideman, though, is somewhat essential and in Griezmann; United would gain just that. At 24 years of age, the Atletico star will only improve and supporters would be hopeful of seeing that happen at Old Trafford.In summer arrivals Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco and Luiciano Vietto, Diego Simeone already has players capable of covering the loss of Griezmann. Including Jackson Martinez and Fernando Torres, the Argentine manager has ample attacking strength with which to launch an assault on the title so while Griezmann’s departure would come as a blow, it is manageable.Perhaps key to United’s reported pursuit of Griezmann is his versatility across the frontline. Comfortable on either flank or as the lone frontman, the Atletico star can cover a number of roles in attack, fulfilling the duties of the widemen and easing the burden on Rooney. Griezmann, though, is more than capable of spearheading the offensive, with his conversion rate (26.7%) the fourth best of players to net 10 or more goals in La Liga since the beginning of last season, accentuating his WhoScored.com strength of ‘finishing’.Given Rooney’s lackadaisical start to the season, Griezmann could be the player required to give the Englishman the shot in the arm he so desperately needs. Of course, time is quickly running out for any deal to be completed, but United should pull out all the stops to sign Griezmann before the transfer window slams shut for another year.For more stats on Antoine Griezmann, click here to view his WhoScored.com player page Antoine Griezmann 1last_img read more

GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY UNDERAGE TEAMS BACK IN TRAINING

first_imgThis weeks lotto winning numbers are 10,14,16,17 match two winner was Susanna(not Joe) Gibbons. This weeks sellers are Naoise Enright and Phil Boyle. The winning jackpot is now €3920.The Hall continues to be available for booking any queries please contact Paul Lapsley on 086 8222887.A table quiz in aid of the ladies team will be held this Friday night 21st in Callaghans Bar Churchill. The ladies team would be grateful of your support so please come along. The Ladies will continue to train every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm to 8pm and anyone interested in getting involved are asked to come along. The monthly meeting will be held Monday February 24th in the clubhouse at 9pm.Our under 8s and 10s continue to train every Sunday morning at !0.30am in The Game On facility (old Unifi plant) so if you have a young Boy or Girl wishing to take up the game, go along on Sunday morning.All our under age teams are now back in training and the large numbers attending is great to see,remember all players must be registered to take part.Thomas Simmons has informed us that there is another opportunity to register this Thursday evening at the Clubhouse from7pm to 8.30pm.All underage managers and coaches must go through the Garda Vetting process application forms for same will be available at the the clubhouse this Friday evening at 7.30pm. If you have been through the process and are in receipt of a cert please return to George Simmons(childrens welfare officer) any queries contact George on 087 7789804. GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY UNDERAGE TEAMS BACK IN TRAINING was last modified: February 18th, 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

‘OLD AND NEW’ COMBINE TO KEEP HARPS ON TRACK

first_imgFinn Harps’ striker Wilfried Tagbo flies through the air to score his side’s first goal against Cobh Ramblers at Finn Park. Pic.: Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesA mixture of the “old and new” combined to give Finn Harps another three points with a great 2-0 victory against Cobh Ramblers at Finn Park tonight.Kevin McHugh came off the bench to score.New signing Wilfried Tagbo bagged his first goal for Harps with a well-taken lob over Cobh ‘keeper David Browne in the 21st minute.Harps threatened to go further ahead in the opening half as Garbhan Friel went close on at least two occasions. Harps looked comfortable against a Cork side who lost their manager last week and are going through a transition.The final word was left with veteran Kevin McHugh who sealed the points for Harps in the 90th minute, much to the delight of a decent crowd in Ballybofey.The Harps captain, who again started on the bench, proved that he still has an eye for goal.Ollie Horgan could not have asked for a more positive start to the new season who two wins and a draw in his opening three games.  ‘OLD AND NEW’ COMBINE TO KEEP HARPS ON TRACK was last modified: March 27th, 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:Cobh Ramblersdonegalfinn harpslast_img read more