Custos hails Bruising gym founder

first_imgBruising Gym founder and head coach Carl Grant was praised for his foresight in setting up the gym and congratulated for the work he is doing in the Stony Hill area by Custos of St Andrew Donna Parchment Brown at the gym’s seventh anniversary celebrations at the Stony Hill Primary and Junior School last Saturday night.Parchment-Brown said that it was noteworthy that Grant was taking time to nurture and train his boxers, who, she noted, were doing well both locally and overseas. She urged him to continue doing so as it was a well needed service to his community.Parchment-Brown also presented Grant with his AIBA 3-Star Certificate, for which he qualified last year. This is the highest qualification in amateur boxing and is awarded by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after the recipient receives special training and passes the relevant examinations. He is the only Jamaican currently holding this certificate.Grant told The Gleaner afterwards that he was encouraged by the words of the custos and that this provided him with the incentive he needed to continue working with the young people in the area.At the presentation ceremony, boxers Felice Groves, Kestna Davis, Michael Gardener, and Omar Campbell were awarded plaques for being the representatives from the gym who have been selected to represent Jamaica in international competition. They received their awards from Winston Chung, a sales representative of Diamond Paints, one of the gym’s sponsors.Outstanding graduatesSakima Mullings and Richard Holmes were recognised for being outstanding graduates of the gym’s amateur programme. Mullings was crowned Wray and Nephew Contender champion in 2014 and Holmes was runner-up in the same competition this year. These awards were presented by Wray and Nephew Contender champion 2015 Kemahl Russell.Three individuals who have made substantial contributions to the gym’s growth, and to boxing in Jamaica, were also honoured. They were William Tavares-Finson, who was president of the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control when the gym was founded; Leroy Brown, also a former president and now general secretary of the board; and Robert Forbes, owner of the Olympia Crown Hotel. These awards were presented by Everoy Chin, who is the consul general in Jamaica for the Republic of the Phillipines and a member of the Jamaica Boxing Board.last_img read more

Franfield for Legal Light

first_imgIT’s only April but racing fans will this afternoon get a sneak preview of what is expected to be one of many epic clashes between FRANFIELD and BIGDADDYKOOL.Horses with contrasting running styles and a two-year age difference, six-year-old FRANFIELD and his four-year-old rival have one thing in common, indisputable stamina which has made them the country’s top two stayers.The Legal Light Trophy, run over nine furlongs and 25 yards, is the season’s first major grade one distance race for older horses, setting the tone for the bigger races at the back end of the year after the three-year-olds have completed their classic campaigns.Facing four rivals, none of whom can match them for class, FRANFIELD and BIGDADDYKOOL have a score to settle, last November’s much-disputed 10-furlong Superstakes.Richard Azan’s FRANFIELD was disqualified for drifting BIGDADDYKOOL inside the final half-furlong after getting rid of SEEKING MY DREAM in a terrific stretch battle.Though they subsequently faced each other in December’s Diamond Mile when BIGDADDYKOOL placed second behind SEEKING MY DREAM and FRANFIELD finished down the track in sixth position, today’s distance is the ideal trip for both horses.trained wellUnraced since landing the 12-furlong Harry Jackson marathon on New Year’s Eve, BIGDADDYKOOL has trained well for the Legal Light, putting down fast exercise times at five, six and seven furlongs this month.However, while BIGDADDYKOOL was cooling out in his stall earlier this season, FRANFIELD was out and about, placing third behind CAMPESINO at 1300 metres and finishing second to SEEKING MY DREAM in the 1500-metre Chairman’s Trophy.Brought to the boil by Azan, he stubbornly made all the running to beat United States-bred BLUE DIXIE by a short head in last month’s 1820-metre Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy.Though BIGDADDYKOOL ran a big race and was duly awarded the Superstakes in the stewards’ room on his first grade one appearance, FRANFIELD literally made all the running that afternoon with 57.0 kilos and had to fight off the country’s top miler, SEEKING MY DREAM, the entire way.The Superstakes all but fell into BIGDADDYKOOL’s lap, closing in for the kill in the stretch run, seven pounds lighter than FRANFIELD, who still had enough fight in him to take the race to the wire.In what is expected to be a match race, FRANFIELD being more pacey makes him the controlling speed in the event. BIGDADDYKOOL is racing for the first time in four months and will find it hard to outfinish his older rival, especially with a four-pound swing out of the Superstakes against him.last_img read more

Record 62 international players to feature in 2018 NBA Playoffs

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames China’s Zhou Qi is the lone player from Asia who will play in the Playoffs while the continent that has the most representation is Europe, which has 36 of its citizens going to the postseason.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives past Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)It can’t be denied that the NBA has become a global league, and in the coming 2018 playoffs, the Association will feature a record number of international players.Sixty two international players from 33 countries across the 16 teams including France’s Tony Parker, who has the longest active playoff streak of any player, will be on his 17th straight postseason appearance,  will be vying for the Larry O’Brien trophy.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img France and Australia, who has rookie Ben Simmons and 2014 champion Patty Mills, are the most well-represented country with seven players each while Canada, who has Andrew Wiggins, and Spain both have four.Cameroon, which has Joel Embiid, Turkey, Croatia, and Brazil have three players each in the playoff teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt’s worth noting that the NBA has changed its format of the Rookie-Sophomore game during the All Star Weekend to Team USA vs. Team World.It still features the team’s rookies and sophomores but instead of playing in a team with their draft mates, it now the youngsters from different countries against those from the United States. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As a sign of gratitude, Adorador offered coaching gig in UE girls team P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Murray ‘likely’ to play Wimbledon after former champ handed Paire test

first_imgThe 31-year-old Scot has played just three matches since making his comeback last week after 11 months on the sidelines.Murray, whose ranking has dropped to 156, had an operation on his right hip in January and only returned to action on June 18 when he was beaten by Nick Kyrgios at Queen’s Club.The three-time Grand Slam winner saw off Stan Wawrinka at Eastbourne on Monday, but after losing to fellow Briton Kyle Edmund on Wednesday he conceded his fitness was still an issue.Despite his lack of match practice, Murray has opted to give it a go at his home Grand Slam, where he will play in a best of five sets tournament for the first time since his Wimbledon quarter-final defeat against Sam Querrey 12 months ago.“I feel all right, not much different to how I felt two days ago really,” Murray said after Friday’s draw.“I’ll chat to my team this afternoon and also see a bit how the next two days go.“I’m playing sets and stuff (on Saturday), and then, yeah, but most likely yeah, I’ll play.“The thing is I obviously don’t know every single day how things will be. I need to play it a little bit by ear.“I can’t predict how I’m going to feel in two days. But if I feel like I do today in a couple of days, I’ll be playing.”Murray, who defeated Paire in straight sets at Wimbledon last year, could still withdraw from the tournament right up until the scheduled start of his clash with the world number 48.Wimbledon starts on Monday and Murray, who hasn’t publicly announced he is definitely fit enough to play, is due to face the media in a press conference on Saturday.If he does take part, Murray is scheduled to face former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in the third round and may have to get past Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals, Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals and Roger Federer in the final.Defending champion Federer, in his 20th visit to the south London tournament, opens his bid for a ninth Wimbledon crown by facing Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic.The 36-year-old has potential encounters with Lukas Lacko, Leonardo Mayer and Borna Coric, who beat Federer in the Halle final last weekend, knocking the 20-time major winner off the top of the ATP rankings.A possible quarter-final against South Africa’s Kevin Anderson lies in wait for Federer, followed by a semi-final clash with newly crowned Queen’s Club champion Marin Cilic, who lost to the Swiss star in last year’s Wimbledon final.If Federer makes it through those six opponents, he has a potential final date with his old rival Nadal on the 10th anniversary of their epic five-set Wimbledon final won by the Spaniard.French Open champion Nadal, who hasn’t won Wimbledon since 2010, will aim to avoid adding to a long list of embarrassing early exits when the world number one takes on Israel’s Dudi Sela in the first round.Djokovic, who plays American Tennys Sandgren in the first round, could face British number one Edmund in the third round and French Open finalist Dominic Thiem in the last 16.With his ranking down to 17 after a long spell marred by injuries and poor form, three-time Wimbledon winner Djokovic has already claimed he isn’t a contender for the title.One of the most eagerly anticipated ties of the first round will see three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka, unseeded after his ranking fell following knee surgery, meet sixth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Andy Murray will face Benoit Paire in the Wimbeldon first round © AFP / Glyn KIRKLondon, United Kingdom, Jun 29 – Andy Murray revealed on Friday he is “likely” to compete at Wimbledon after the two-time champion was handed a first-round tie against France’s Benoit Paire.Murray had left his participation in the grass-court Grand Slam to the last minute as the former world number one makes tentative progress in his return from hip surgery.last_img read more

Dejected Medo tears into Nakumatt bosses

first_img0Shares0000Nakumatt FC head coach Melis Medo reacts on the touchline during the club’s Kenyan Premier League match against Vihiga United on October 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 8 – Nakumatt FC head coach Melis Medo has torn into the club’s management over the team’s failure to automatically cling onto the Kenyan Premier League (KPL), with the side now faced with a play-off to determine whether or not they will continue playing into the top tier.Nakumatt slumped into the play-off after Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Vihiga United in Ruaraka with the coach among other things lamenting that the players have gone three months without pay while according to him a sponsor has been ready to step in, but the club’s managers have been ‘lazy’. “We have a big sponsor waiting I don’t know why they don’t want to change the name… Delay delay delay delay…  I don’t know if its delay or laziness…. I don’t know what they are waiting for and it is costing this team,” the tactician told Capital Sport.He also took issue with the fact that they could not manage to secure Camp Toyoyo for their decider against Vihiga and had to play at Ruaraka, a pitch he says should not be hosting a KPL game.Nakumatt FC players converse in low tones after their defeat to Vihiga United during their Kenyan Premier League match on October 7, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe added; “Again, We shouldn’t be playing here. Because of laziness on our part we didn’t register camp Toyoyo. Again, we couldn’t get Thika and we have to play on this pitch in Ruaraka.”The American born Egyptian coach says it has been difficult to motivate the players with the situation. Despite the club getting a new owner in politician Francis Mureithi, things haven’t gone as well as they would have expected.“You don’t expect much from players having not been paid for three months. They should earn a trophy as a matter of fact, we showed up fought and did our part. I don’t believe they (Vihiga) were better than us. We just had two mistakes and they scored two goals.”“For Gor Mahia, it was only one month and they did not train. For, us, it is three months and we have showed up and fought. These boys are fighters. I will never blame them. Before when we were doing okay, pay was on time and everything was on time. You can’t push them so much for 90 days. Half of the players are locked out of their homes,” Medo added.The tactician nonetheless is optimistic that if something is done between now and when they take part in the play-off, they will retain their status in the KPL.Nakumatt FC head coach Melis Medo passes instructions to Kevin Thairu and Tom Adwar during their defeat to Vihiga United in a Kenyan Premier League match on October 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNakumatt will face either Nairobi Stima or Ushuru in the play-off with the National Super League yet to be concluded.“At this point, it is not me. I did my part, infact I did more than my part but the owner needs to take care of his team. I am sure we will remain in the league if everything is taken care of,” further noted the coach.Nakumatt’s tribulations started last year when their parent company, supermarket chain Nakumatt Holdings started experiencing financial difficulties.They were handed a reprieve mid this year when politician Mureithi bought off the club, but despite a good start, things haven’t flown as smooth as was expected.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgFailte Ireland’s Sinead Hennessy pictured with Ciarán ó hAnnracháin from Letterkenny IT and Mark Moriarty, EuroToques/Fáilte Ireland Young Chef of the Year 2013 and top young chef in the world after his win in Milan’s San Pellegrino Young Chef competition 2015 in Ard Bia. Photo : Reg GordonChef in training at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Adrian McCarthy, was selected by Fáilte Ireland to attend Food on the Edge – a two day symposium for chefs & food enthusiasts – which takes place this week in Galway City.Adrian is currently studying Culinary Arts and is one of eight students selected from the Institute of Technologies around the country to attend Food on the Edge and hear how some of Ireland’s top chefs view the ‘Future of Food’.The lucky students also got to take part in an intimate workshop with Mark Moriarty, San Pelligrino’s World’s Best Young Chef 2015 in Ard Bia Restaurant, Galway.Organised by Fáilte Ireland Food Champion and Galway native, JP McMahon, The Food on the Edge symposium aims to challenge our perspective on food and our connection to it. Attendees will hear from approximately 40 speakers on the topic ‘Future of Food’ at the event, each of them chosen for their innovation, passion and influence on today’s food culture. As part of the initiative, and on the fringe of the event, Fáilte Ireland organised an intimate workshop with Mark Moriarty, one of the up and coming culinary figures of the Irish food sector. During the workshop Mark shared his culinary story, discussed his future plans and offered advice to the group of trainee chefs.Mark Moriarty – San Pellegrino’s World’s Best Chef 2015 commented:“I was delighted to work with Fáilte Ireland on this workshop and meet with some of the future chefs of Ireland. As a young chef myself, I was be able to offer some advice on how to maximise the opportunities each college course presents. Perhaps some may realise their own ability to achieve on a national and international level and become part of the next generation, pushing the boundaries of Irish food”Food is integral to the overall tourism experience. A significant proportion of a visitors time on holiday will be spent experiencing food in some way – either consuming it in local dining or hospitality establishments, visiting specialist shops and markets or having a hand on learning experience in a cookery school. As a consequence the experience the visitors have of food will play a pivotal part in determining their satisfaction with their overall holiday. Of total spend by visitors; approximately 35% is spent on food and drink which equates to close to €2bn per annum. John Mulcahy, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Food Tourism and Skills Development commented:“Ireland is having a food movement, the current levels of activity relating to food, and the interest around local and traditional food practices and traditions, shows that there is much happening and much to be proud of. It is imperative that Irelands new wave of inspired chefs are included as part of this important movement.“We are delighted to provide Ireland’s next generation of chefs and food innovators the chance to listen, talk and engage with key influencers from around the world. Indeed, Mark Moriarty as San Pellegrino’s World’s Best Young Chef 2015 is a prime example of the heights that can be achieved as young chef in Ireland. Never before has there been a more exciting time to become a culinary professional – and the routes to training are widely available.”DONEGAL STUDENT CHEF IS COOKING WITH THE BIG BOYS! was last modified: October 20th, 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:chefdonegalLYITlast_img read more

Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Tuesday, July 11

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Darren Lewis for the best bits of Tuesday’s Sports Bar show.On today’s show, the boys debate whether Johanna Konta is British, there’s another top Love Love Love feature and a special goodbye Darren Lewis montage!Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img


first_imgDDTV: WATCH a trailer for Ninety Seconds, the brand new futuristic movie from local movie producer Gerard Lough.Filmed in and around Donegal, the movie tells the story of a cynical surveillance expert who takes on an unusual assignment that will lead him into a downward spiral of paranoia and obsession.In an unnamed city in the near future, surveillance experts use equipment as sophisticated as any intelligence agency and hire themselves out to well heeled and paranoid clients. They become known as “Techs”. Mark (Andrew Norry) is one of the best of his kind. He takes on what seems like an ordinary assignment for shady business man Mr. Philips (Michael Parle). His job is to follow and record every movement of a young dancer (Emma Eliza Regan). But soon both he and his new assistant – hacker Ralfi (Claire J. Blennerhassett), discover there is something strange about this assignment and they quickly find themselves in the middle of a mystery that may well bring about their downfall.Fresh from the critical acclaim of his Stephen King adaptation The Boogeyman, Gerard Lough’s new film is both futuristic and highly topical. An exciting mix of striking visuals, provocative themes and strong performances. CAST & CREWAndrew NorryMichael ParleClaire J. BlennerhassettSimon FogartyEmma Eliza ReganDirector / Writer  – Gerard Lough Producers – Gerard Lough & Michael ParleMusic – Cian FurlongDirector of photography / Editor – Greg RouladhVisual Effects – Paul Barrett Production Status – In final stages of post production, likely to premiere this summer.Country of origin – Ireland Running Time – 30 mins (TBC)Genre – Thriller / Science FictionOFFICIAL WEBSITE SHOT IN DONEGAL, SEE TRAILER FOR GERARD LOUGH’S NEW MOVIE ’90 SECONDS’ was last modified: May 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: SHOT IN DONEGALSEE TRAILER FOR GERARD LOUGH’S NEW MOVIE ’90 SECONDS’last_img read more


first_imgThe Community Welfare Clinic in St. Johnston is to close – and will shut today.Angry local councillor Cora Harvey said: “This is yet again another attack on rural Donegal, at a time when the services of a community welfare officer is most needed a decision like this is made.“Local Management are forced to make these types of decisions by the Department of Social Protection and I do not blame local personnel, the buck stops with the Minister and the local people suffer.” A notice with the information to remove this service was posted on the door of the clinic in St. Johnston and people were informed that the service is being removed and they are advised to avail of the Community Welfare Officers in Letterkenny 16 miles away.Said Cllr Harvey: “This is simply not good enough, the people of St Johnston deserve to have this service retained, there are 41 locations in Donegal were local Community Welfare officers are available for 1 -2 hour slots and if St. Johnston looses their CWO I am sure others will follow. The services provided by the CWO are essential and are not a luxury.“Letterkenny currently have the service available for only 4 hours a week, this service is already bursting at the seams and are now expected to cater for St. Johnston and surrounding areas.  This is unworkable and unfeasible.”Cllr Harvey added: “Furthermore, this is a vital service for the local community and should be accessible, there is little or no public transport to Letterkenny  from St Johnston, this is a service for the most vulnerable in our community and this decision will make it harder if not impossible to avail of the service – obviously that is the intent as the Department will save money if people cannot access the service. I am told this is a well utilized service and one which the Community does not want to nor cannot afford to lose.I call for this decision to be reversed immediately , we have contacted the Department and submitted PQ’s on this issue as Questions need to be answered.”  ANGER AS COMMUNITY WELFARE CLINIC IN ST JOHNSTON IS AXED – AND IT GOES TODAY was last modified: August 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ANGER AS COMMUNITY WELFARE CLINIC IN ST JOHNSTON IS AXED – AND IT GOES TODAYlast_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said questions remain to be answered on how Merrill Lynch underestimated the cost of the bank guarantee by some €60 billion.Deputy Doherty today released a 2008 Merrill Lynch report to the Irish Government that he received through a freedom of information request. The report has been published on his website.The Donegal Deputy also said Fianna Fáil and the Green Party, who were in power at the time, must tell the people why they kept quiet about the state’s exposure resulting from the banking crisis. He said: “We are on the brink of a banking inquiry, yet the Government still refuses to release information into the public domain pertaining to the banking collapse in 2008. I sought a number of pieces of information about the banking crisis under Freedom of Information. Of the 24 documents I requested, 20 were denied. Six years after the banking collapse, the public deserves to know who knew what at the time and what sort of information was available.“In November of 2008, Merrill Lynch was telling the Irish Government that the capital hole in the banks would cost€16.4 billion. Two weeks earlier, it had estimated €8 billion. We know now that the capital hole was actually closer to €80 billion, over €64 billion of which was met by the taxpayers. How did Merrill Lynch get these figures so wrong?“It’s unbelievable that consultants such as Merrill Lynch and the auditors of Irish banks have not had to answer for their roles in the banking crisis. Last week I wrote to the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Body to ask them to investigate the role KPMG had played in the auditing of Irish Nationwide and any potential conflict of interest as members of that agency now act as Special Liquidators to the successor of Irish Nationwide, IBRC.“Questions need to be answered by Fianna Fáil and the Green Party as to why they kept people in the dark about the exposure of the State resulting from the banking crisis, given the information we now know was available to them in October and mid November 2008. “Furthermore, any inquiry into the banking collapse needs to also look at the role of external consultants and the role that auditors and other advisors played. The Irish taxpayer is carrying the legacy of this crisis in austerity and hardship and we need to start getting answers on why certain information was kept secret and who was accountable.” HOW COULD FINANCE COMPANY BE SO WRONG ABOUT BANK DEBT? ASKS DOHERTY was last modified: March 21st, 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:Bank debtMerrill LynchePearse Dohertylast_img read more