first_imgFifteen individual and relay World Cham-pionships medallistshave been included as the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) yesterday named the island’s largest team ever assembled for an IAAF World Championships ahead of the August 22-30 event in Beijing, China.A total of 53 athletes (27 male, 26 female) – many of whom are already in Tottori, Japan, for the team’s pre-championships camp – have been handed tickets to Beijing, bettering the 51 selected to represent the country at the 2011 Daegu showcase.JAAA president, Dr Warren Blake, highlighted the team’s diversity as all four individual medallists from the last edition of the championships – led by triple gold-medal winners Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, along with Nesta Carter and Warren Weir – return to lead the Jamaican effort.”We are taking the biggest team we have ever taken to the World Championships, and also the most diverse team,” Blake told The Gleaner. “This is something we are quite happy about, and something we have been encouraging over the years.”Three male discus throwers (Jason Morgan, Federick Dacres and Chad Wright), two female 800m competitors (Natoya Goule and Simoya Campbell), a female (Danniel Thomas) and a male (O’Dayne Richards) shot put athletes, a male 5000 competitor (Kemoy Campbell) and a female steeplechase runner (Aisha Praught) give the country its widest range of competitors at the World Championships.Salcia Slack’s naming as the country’s representative in the heptathlon also drives home the point.insipid startHowever, all eyes will be on Bolt, who after an insipid start to his season, seemed to have regained some form ahead of his Beijing assignment, twice clocking 9.87 seconds in less than an hour at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London a few weeks ago.Bolt will return to the site of his double world record exploits at the 2008 Olympic Games, but will perhaps face his biggest test with world leader and 100m silver medallist in Moscow, Justin Gatlin, setting the pace this season.Fraser-Pryce also won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the last World Championships in Moscow in 2013, but is only expected to mount a defence of her 100m world title in Beijing.Her young MVP stable-mate, Elaine Thompson, the national champion, has been handed the reigns in the 200m, where stalwart Veronica Campbell-Brown will also feature, in addition to the 100m.Kaliese Spencer has been missing from the circuit for the past month with a leg injury, but she is expected to be back at her best.Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Novlene Williams-Mills and Christine Day are listed for the women’s 400m.Asafa Powell will be looking to add to his two World Championships bronze medals in the 100m, with Kemar Bailey-Cole seeking an upgrade to his Commonwealth gold, while 2013 silver-medal winner, Warren Weir, will be hoping to find form in the 200m.Sub-45 second pair Javon Francis, the national 400m champion, and Rusheen McDonald, both lead the quarter-mile charge on the men’s side with Omar McLeod, who clocked a quick 12.97 at the national trials, and national record holder, Hansle Parchment, primed to do well in the 110m hurdles.The Jamaicans ended the 2013 World Championships with nine medals (six gold, two silver and one bronze), the same as their 2011 return, with 2009’s 13 medals being the country’s largest-ever haul at the World Championships.SQUADMen: Nickel Ashmeade, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt, Julian Forte, Warren Weir, Peter Matthews, Rusheen McDonald, Edino Steele, Javon Francis, Kemoy Campbell, Omar McLeod, Hansle Parchment, Roxroy Cato, Leford Green, Annsert Whyte, Damar Forbes, O’Dayne Richards, Fedrick Dacres, Jason Morgan, Chad Wright, Tyquendo Tracey, Rasheed Dwyer, Jonia McDonald, Dane Hyatt, Nesta Carter, Andrew Riley.Women: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Natasha Morrison, Elaine Thompson, Sherone Simpson, Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Novlene Williams-Mills, Simoya Campbell, Natoya Goule, Aisha Praught, Kimberly Laing, Danielle Williams, Shermaine Williams, Janieve Russell, Kaliese Spencer, Shevon Stoddart, Ristananna Tracey, Shanieka Thomas, Kimberly Williams, Danniel Thomas, Salcia Slack, Kerron Stewart, Chrisann Gordon, Anastasia LeRoy.Officials: Team leader – Ludlow Watts; assistant – Dave Myrie; assistant – Heleen Francis; technical leader – Maurice Wilson; head coach – Michael Clarke.last_img read more

first_img…ex-colleague in custodyPolice are investigating the murder of a supply chain manager attached to Canadian Headquartered Guyana Gold Field Inc, whose body was found bound and naked in a pool of blood on Monday night.Dead is 42-year-old Canadian-based Guyanese, Neil Whyte, who joined the staff at Guyana Gold Field in July 2017.According to the Police, Whyte was murdered sometime between 22:20h and 23:45h on Monday at his Lot 258 Thomas Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown apartment. Whyte was found lying naked on his back while his hands were bound in front of him with black plastic cable ties. His body bore stabs wounds to his neck and other parts of his body.The suspect in the murder has been identified as a 25-year-old ex-employee of the company. The suspect was apprehended at about 06:30h on Tuesday at his Vryheid Village, West Canje, Berbice, home and is in custody assisting with investigations.The dead man had returned from an interior location on Monday night when he informed the security guard at the apartment building that he was heading to Thomas and Middle Streets, Georgetown to pick up a friend.The security guard for the apartment building told investigators that Whyte escorted the suspect into the apartment.The security guard related that the suspect later exited the building and informed the security that he was going to collect ‘something’. At the time he was carrying a haversack. However, the suspect reportedly walked to the junction of Thomas and Middle Streets, where he joined a car and left.Following the discovery of the body, it was confirmed that the haversack belonged to the now dead man and it was discovered that Whyte’s laptop, cash, gold and other personal items were missing.Guyana Times was told that the guard, knowing that it is company protocol that residents of the building check out their guests, went up to the victim’s apartment and saw him lying lifeless in a pool of blood on the bed.He informed his superiors, who in turn notified the Police.When this publication visited Guyana Gold Field Inc’s Thomas Street location, the compound was closed off to the media and visitors. However, Human Resources Manager Peter Benny later told the media that Whyte was a stellar employee and one that was excellent at what he did.“He has done an excellent job in increasing and improving our efficiencies. He was passionate about supply chain; he was very well organised and very well respected among his peers. He is quiet, he is a loving person and one who has dedicated himself to being charitable,” Benny told media operatives.He added that there were no breaches in the company’s security protocols but did commit to improving the security strength if needed. Benny further stated that the security guard on shift is cooperating with the Police to get to the bottom of the incident.Police investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

first_imgThe House of Commons abruptly suspended its sitting before question period began Thursday.Emergency vehicles were seen parked in front of Flaherty’s downtown Ottawa condo building.Until he resigned from the cabinet last month, he had been the Harper government’s first and only finance minister.- Advertisement -He got the job in 2006 and held it through cabinet shuffles, economic turmoil and a bout with a rare skin disease that had him on steroids.The condition, however, was not thought to be life-threatening.last_img read more

first_imgRosapenna’s run of team success continued at the weekend when they claimed both the Donegal Senior Scratch Matchplay title and the Donegal Junior Scratch Matchplay title becoming the first club to ever win both titles in the one year.On Saturday the Senior team took on Strabane Golf Club at home and after only winning two matches from seven away they needed a clear 6 matches from 7 at home to win the tie outright and they duly delivered on the day winning 6-1 against a strong Strabane side in tough conditions.Well done to the team captain Seamus Connor and his team including Enda Kennedy, Donal Boyce, Frank Casey Jnr, Marty McDermott, Con Boyce, Barry Connor, Pat Boyce & Kieran Logue. Rosapenna have now won the Donegal Senior title four times in the past six years (2007, ’09, ’10 & ’12) beating Strabane G.C in the final each year.On Sunday it was the Junior team who took on Letterkenny Golf Club at home and after a better away result than the Senior team (winning 3 from 7) they had to win five clear matches to win the tie outright on the day.With a few early victories from Barry Connor & Denis McBride the tie looked to be in Rosapenna’s favour. Kieran Logue was 1 down playing the last but won the hole to go to tie holes where he would eventually lose but when John Casey, Pete McBride Jnr and Johnny Sweeney all won their matches behind the title went to Rosapenna.Well done to team captain Joe McHugh and his panel of players that also included John Boyce, Marty Carlin, Mick Gallagher Jnr, Louis Boyce & Pat Boyce.The Sunday club competition on the 16th Sept was won byHugo Duggan 17 with 38 pts and the runner up wasthe Club President Mick Gallagher 14 with 35 pts.Good luck to the Donegal League team that travel away to Bundoran G.C this Wednesday the 19th for the firstleg of the 2012 county final.The Starters Cup will take place on Sunday the30th of September. The Gaeltacht League format for 2012/13 hasbeen changed to eight matches rather thanten matches as in previous years.Rosapenna will be away to Falcarragh intheir first match sometime inOctober.All singles match play third round ties must becompleted by Monday the 1st of October.Any undecided ties will be decided by the tossof a coin, there will be no exceptions.There will be a Ladies & Gents OpenSingles Stableford over the Sandy HillsLinks this Saturday the 22nd of Sept inaid of ACT Letterkenny Hospital.The entry fee is 20e per player.Tee times contact the Pavilion GolfShop on 074 915 5000.The Open Catherwood Mixed Foursomes will be playedon Saturday the 29th of September over the Old Tom Morris Links.Contact 074-915-5000 for tee times.PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Groundby appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044-7789-157654.The Practice Ground is open seven days with the ball dispenser in operation and new super range golf balls in use.ENDS.GOLF NEWS: ROSAPENNA CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 19th, 2012 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:ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

first_imgHE’S a Donegal hero for his tune ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’. Now Kilcar singer Rory Gallagher has belted out another cracking song….poking fun at celebrities.The video is first class.And you can watch his latest offering by clicking play.   DDTV: KILCAR SINGER RORY BELTS OUT ANOTHER GREAT SONG was last modified: October 29th, 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: KILCAR SINGER RORY BELTS OUT ANOTHER GREAT SONlast_img read more

first_imgA Donegal construction company have secured a major UK contract – that will see them partner with Leeds College of Building. Donegal business, Kytun Dry Roofing Products announced the collaboration with the UK building school in Leeds earlier this morning.Kytun Dry Roofing Products announced that they have now partnered with LCB (Leeds College of Building) Roofing Students. Kytun is the largest manufacturer of Dry roofing products in Ireland and the UK with over 30 years’ experience in this market.Kytun will be bringing their team of roofing experts to educate the enthusiastic Roofing Apprentices on the best practices for dry fixing and in particular Slate Dry Verge Fixing.Kytun Company Director Daniel Gallagher told Donegal Daily, ‘We are delighted to be bringing all our 30 years of experience in helping the roofing students understand the new dry fix regulations and also using our products to do so is fantastic on an ongoing basis.”“Dry fixing has been the norm in Ireland for over 30 years and we have been manufacturing products to suit those weather conditions, and we are delighted to bring that knowledge to the UK and to the Roofing Apprentices at Leeds College.” Currently BS 5534 is the relevant British Standard for dry fixing.It is expected BS 8612 will soon be put in place with particular emphasis on the mechanical fixing of verges, ridges and hips.As such the introduction of Dry Fixing training shows Leeds College of Roofing & Building continuing commitment to remain at the cutting edge of training.Kytun UK Sales Manager Pauric Hilferty told Donegal Daily, “It’s a great endorsement for us here at Kytun Dry Roofing Products to be selected to train the students in this new method of dry fixing and we look forward to developing our relationship further with Leeds College’.Chris Messenger Roofing and Tiling Lecturer said, “‘This is fantastic news for us here at Leeds College the Roofing Apprentice will be trained to the highest level and this ensures the apprentices will be learning from top professionals in this section.” Donegal construction company land major UK contract was last modified: September 27th, 2016 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)last_img read more

first_imgA Letterkenny student who took to dealing drugs while completing a computer course at the LYIT has appeared at Letterkenny District Court.Oisin Keeney was caught by Gardai after they raided a property at Port Road on January 9th last. Garda Inspector Sean Grant told the court that when officers raided the house, they found Keeney with a large jar of herbal cannabis worth more than €250.Inspector Grant said Gardai had acted on information that the premises was being used for the sale and supply of cannabis in the Letterkenny area.Keeney, who had no previous convictions, declined to answer any questions.His solicitor told the court that this was not a professional operation but that Keeney was instead selling to friends.He said his client had built up a considerable credit card debt of up to €1,500 while in the LYIT undertaking a course in Computer Security and Digital Forensics.He added that his client still owed the LYIT fees and will not be allowed to graduate until he does so.His solicitor added “He then moved back in with his family and had has gotten a lot of support and is very apologetic for what happened. He said there will not be a repeat of this behaviour.”He is now a bar manager in a bar/restaurant in Dublin.Judge Paul Kelly said he will ask the Probation Services to look at Keeney’s case and asked his solicitor to impress upon him the seriousness of the drug dealing charge.Student caught dealing drugs was caught up in college debt was last modified: October 11th, 2017 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:cannabisCollegedealingdrugsLYITOisin Keeneylast_img read more

first_imgHousing Rights Awareness Donegal will hold an open public meeting to examine the hidden problem of homelessness and local housing crises.The meeting on Thursday 26th October at 7.30pm in the Raddisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny will examine local issues of housing, mortgage debt, illegal evictions, mica block scandal, vacant houses / buildings and homelessness.Anyone in Donegal is welcome to attend the organisation’s first event and hear from the keynote speakers. Co-Chairperson and MC for the evening Frankie Healy said “people in need deserve better, better support, better help and for the rest of society better awareness. “It’s important that we highlight injustice and this is such a huge issue more needs to be done.  The wider community of Donegal need to recognise that the problem is not just on tv but in our locality as well.”Frankie HealyFrankie also said “We have gathered excellent speakers to attend the meeting which will give some insight to the problem, but also what can be done as well.  We all have a part to play and as a society we need to play that part.”Speakers include Thomas Pringle T.D., Declan Dunne CEO of Respond Housing Association, David Hall of the Irish Mortgages Holders Association and the new iCare Housing Association and Fr. Peter McVerry of the Peter McVerry Trust. Frankie Healy added, “this meeting for our group is about creating an awareness out there that these issues are too important to ignore.  If people are adamant that the children of our society are important to them, then they need to do something to try help and fix this now and not let it linger on for another 15 years which is what is happening now.”   Homelessness and mica problems to be highlighted at public seminar was last modified: October 24th, 2017 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:Housing Rights Awareness Donegallast_img read more

first_imgJust when pro-Darwinists were parlaying one bishop against another on the Catholic position on evolution (see the UK Times Online for an op-ed piece with some historical context), the Pope made it clear: he expects the faithful to embrace intelligent design.  The Discovery Institute was pleased that Pope Benedict XVI used the phrase “intelligent project” in his attack on atheism and directionless evolution; Evolution News soon updated the story to indicate that the Pope’s statement was even stronger than first reported.  The phrase should be translated, “intelligent plan,” and included a direct statement opposing atheism and directionless materialism.The Pope does not speak for all Christians, of course, and his comments could still be construed as permitting belief in theistic evolution.  Still, this speech must be a blow for Darwinists hoping to soften religious opposition to evolution in general.  They know the Pope commands the allegiance of many millions of Catholics.  They had been able to twist Pope John Paul’s ambiguous statement that evolution was “more than a hypothesis” into ammo for their cause.  Pope Benedict’s more distinct words are sure to stir up even more controversy and opposition to atheism and unguided evolution.  Key to the Darwinist interpretation of evolution is that it is uncaused, unguided, and directionless.  The Pope not only defied this belief, but actually used the phrase “intelligent plan” which is synonymous with ID.  What will Sr. Lazcano do with that? (see 11/04/2005 story).(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img16 January 2007New analysis of a skull discovered in South Africa over 50 years ago has provided critical corroboration of genetic evidence indicating that modern humans originated in sub-Saharan Africa and migrated to colonise Europe and Asia around 30 000 to 40 000 years ago.According to research findings published in the journal Science last week, the Hofmeyr skull – named after the Eastern Cape town where it was found in the mid-1950s – provides the first fossil evidence capable of settling one of paleo-anthropology’s most hotly contested debates.Missing evidenceA number of genetic studies of living people indicate that modern humans evolved in sub-Saharan Africa and then left to colonise Europe and Asia between 65 000 and 25 000 years ago.However, other genetic studies argue against this African origin and exodus model, suggesting that archaic non-African groups such as the Neandertals made significant contributions to the genomes of modern humans in Eurasia.“Until now, the lack of human fossils of appropriate antiquity from sub-Saharan Africa has meant that these competing genetic models of human evolution could not be tested by paleontological evidence,” the Max Planck Society states in a press release on the recent study.“The skull from Hofmeyr has changed that.”International collaborationAlthough the Hofmeyr skull was found over half a century ago, its significance became apparent only recently.Alan Morris of the University of Cape Town was a member of the international team of scientists, led by Frederick Grine of Stony Brook University in New York, who used new techniques to study the skull.According to the Cape Times, Morris, who first saw the skull in the Port Elizabeth Museum in the 1990s, showed it to Grine a couple of years ago.Using a method developed by Richard Bailey of Oxford University – involving measuring the amount of radiation absorbed by sand grains in the skull’s braincase – Grine’s team dated the skull to just over 36 000 years ago.This in itself was significant: the sub-Saharan Africa’s human fossil record from about 70 000 to 15 000 years ago was otherwise blank.Katerina Harvati of Germany’s Max Planck Institute then used three-dimensional measurements to compare the Hofmeyr skull with human skulls of the same age from Europe, as well as the skulls of living humans from Eurasia and sub-Saharan Africa, including the Khoisan.Distinct from the KhoisanTo the team’s surprise, they found that the Hofmeyr skull was “quite distinct from recent sub-Saharan Africans, including the Khoisan,” having instead “a very close affinity” with European skulls of similar age.“The surprising similarity between a fossil skull from the southernmost tip of Africa and similarly ancient skulls from Europe is in agreement with the genetics-based ‘out of Africa’ theory, which predicts that humans like those that inhabited Eurasia in the Upper Paleolithic should be found in sub-Saharan Africa around 36 000 years ago,” says the Max Planck society.“The skull from South Africa provides the first fossil evidence in support of this prediction.”“The skull is probably male and is completely modern,” Morris told the Cape Times. “If he sat down next to you on the Sea Point bus you would not react, apart from wondering where he came from.“He would not look like modern Africans or like modern Europeans, or like modern Khoisan people, but he is definitely a modern human being.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more