PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: THE high school boys sprint relay will be one of the highlights when the 122nd staging of the Penn Relays comes to an end today at the Franklin Field Stadium. Jamaica College led the qualifiers for today’s final, winning their heat in 40.87 seconds. They were followed by TC Williams out of Virginia with 40.91, Kingston College (41.05), St Jago (41.05), and Calabar (41.47). All the top qualifiers are expected to go below 40 seconds in the final, and Calabar’s one-year old mark of 39.63 could fall. Calabar and Kingston College looked quite easy in the heats, while TC Williams also looked smooth in posting the second-fastest time of the day. This final will get under way at 12 50 p.m. Jamaica time. Both St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) and St Jago High easily qualified for today’s final of the 4×800 metres. STETHS clocked 7:49.14 to take the first heat with St Jago second in 7:48.21. Bellefield High, Kingston College, and Jamaica College also advanced to the final scheduled for 3 p.m. (Ja time). Competition will begin at 8 a.m. (Ja time) time with the 400m hurdles. Six Jamaicans, led by number-one seed Timor Barrett of St Jago High, are down for the event. Earlier yesterday, Munro College’s Kino Dunkley won the high school boys’ discus with a throw of 57.89 metres. – R.G.
A Corriverton, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) mother is now in custody following the discovery that her 3-year-old daughter was sexually molested.This newspaper was told that the child is hospitalised.The woman was taken into custody along with a male friend after she reported to the Springlands Police Station that her infant was bleeding profusely from the vagina.According to reports, the mother made the report on Saturday and she and her male friend were arrested on Monday.At the time the report was made the woman’s husband along with their two other children, was at sea working. The father of the child is a fisherman.According to Divisional Commander Ian Amsterdam, the mother of the child had not given Police the name of any suspect who may have committed the act, and as such she was taken into custody.Amsterdam said following investigations, the woman’s siblings provided information which led to the arrest of the man. He said it was revealed that relatives reported that the man had some interactions with the child’s mother earlier in the day.The investigations are continuing.
A 28-year-old motorcyclist is now the country’s latest road fatality after he lost control of his motorcycle (CH 6868) while he was reportedly speeding and collided with another speeding motorcyclist in New Amsterdam, Berbice.Dead: Dean GrenvilleDead is Dean Grenville of Lot 60 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice.Meanwhile, the other motorcyclist who was badly injured in the accident has been identified as 36-year-old Rodrick Ageeday, also of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice. He was riding motorcycle CJ 6265 at the time of the accident.Reports are that on Sunday at about 15:00h, both motorcyclists were proceeding south along the eastern drive lane at a fast rate when both riders lost control of their motorcycles. They collided into each other and as a result of the impact, both men received severe injuries about their bodies and were rushed to the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital by public-spirited citizens. Ageeday was admitted with multiple fractures while Grenville was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for emergency medical attention. The 28-year-old, at the time of the accident, suffered a fractured skull, fractures about his body, and was bleeding. However, on Monday at about 02:00h, he succumbed to his injuries.One of the motorcycles involved in the accidentGrenville’s mother, 53-year-old Barbara Lashley, when contacted by this publication on Monday, stated that since her son was a young boy he was always fond of bikes.According to the distraught mother, Grenville only recently acquired the motorcycle.Although she was too traumatised to speak about the details of her son’s death, she stated that he was known to be involved in daily races around the town of New Amsterdam.Both motorcycles involved in the fatal accident have been lodged at the police station in Berbice. However, the police said that no documents have been produced for either motorcycle. An investigation is ongoing.
Silva service lifts City“Right now, it’s Bernardo and 10 others,” Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said when asked about Bernardo Silva’s sublime display in the champions’ Community Shield win over Chelsea last weekend.Portugal midfielder Silva didn’t always start last term but he was a blur of energy and efficient passing in City’s engine room against Chelsea and Guardiola rewarded him with a place in Sunday’s 2-0 victory in their Premier League opener at Arsenal.Guardiola’s faith wasn’t misplaced as the 23-year-old once again produced a tireless performance and rarely misplaced a pass.The influential effort was capped in the 64th minute when Silva cleverly peeled away from his Arsenal marker to meet Benjamin Mendy’s cross with a fine finish that flashed past Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech.Still not so UnitedManchester United manager Jose Mourinho shows his frustration © AFP / Oli SCARFFDespite getting off to a winning start against Leicester on Friday, all is still not well at Manchester United between star midfielder Paul Pogba, manager Jose Mourinho and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.Mourinho named Pogba captain and hailed a “monster” performance after he took responsibility to open the scoring from the penalty spot.French World Cup winner Pogba, though, wasn’t so effusive in his praise for his boss, claiming “if you’re not happy, you cannot give your best” and that if he voiced his true feelings he would be fined.Meanwhile, Mourinho again let his frustration at not being backed by Woodward in the transfer market be known.Woodward is adamant Pogba is not for sale despite rumoured interest from Barcelona.But at the moment all three seem locked in an unhappy marriage ahead of a season that Mourinho himself has predicted will be a “difficult” one.Keita’s new kingdomLiverpool’s Naby Keita shone against West Ham © AFP / Oli SCARFFLiverpool have had to wait a year to get Naby Keita after sealing the deal to bring him from RB Leipzig 12 months ago, but on the evidence of a storming display from the Guinean in Sunday’s 4-0 thrashing of West Ham it’ll be worth the wait.Keita started the move for Liverpool’s opener and possessed the pace and skill to consistently drove through the heart of West Ham’s pedestrian midfield.Jurgen Klopp now has new found wealth of midfield options with Fabinho also joining from Monaco, Adam Lallana returning from injury and captain Jordan Henderson getting back to fitness after his exertions at the World Cup with England.Keita, though, could be the real difference maker in turning a 25-point deficit to champions Manchester City last season into a title challenge.Sarri’s Hazard warningChelsea’s Eden Hazard will take time to find his peak form © AFP / Oli SCARFFMaurizio Sarri admits Eden Hazard needs more time to get back to his very best despite an impressive 15-minute cameo as a substitute in Chelsea’s 3-0 win at Huddersfield.Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and only returned to training with Chelsea a week ago after helping Belgium finish third at the World Cup.The midfielder’s future may not be sorted out until August 31, when the transfer window closes in Spain.But his quality was there for all to see during his brief appearance on Saturday, with a fine run from midfield taking out several Huddersfield players before he slotted in Pedro to score Chelsea’s third goal.“I think that Eden in this moment cannot play for 90 minutes. He has to improve, to have training,” Sarri said.“I think the best thing is for him to play 15-20 minutes when the opponents probably are tired.”Spurs show steelMauricio Pochettino watches Harry Kane in action © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYTottenham may not have spent anything in the transfer market and had to play several of their stars who have just returned from well-earned breaks post the World Cup.But they coped easily enough with Newcastle in their 2-1 win at St James’ Park.Spurs are the only top tier team not to have made a signing since the end of last season and manager Mauricio Pochettino will need a tougher test than this to assess whether fatigue will be a telling factor for his squad this term.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva celebrates © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 12 – The Premier League is back, with the opening weekend producing impressive displays from title contenders Liverpool and champions Manchester City, while Manchester United and Chelsea also made winning starts.Here are five things we learned from the first weekend of the new top-flight campaign:
Hull City have confirmed the signings of veteran defender Ryan Taylor and midfielder Sam Clucas.Thirty-year-old Taylor, has signed a one-year contract with the Championship club following his release from Newcastle at the end of last season.Midfielder Clucas, 24, has signed a three-year deal after joining for an undisclosed fee from League One Chesterfield.Taylor has been signed by Steve Bruce to shore up a Tigers defence that conceded 51 goals on their way to relegation from the Premier League last season.“Delighted to have signed for @HullCity,” the former England Under-21 international wrote on Twitter“I’m now looking forward to getting started. Thanks for the kind messages and here’s to a great season.” 1 New Hull defender Ryan Taylor
A leading Donegal solicitor has claimed a man went off the rails when he moved to Letterkenny because of its “thriving drugs culture.”Former State solicitor Kieran McLaughlin said his client had fled the drugs scene in Dublin and was settling in well after starting a new life in Buncrana.However he was thrown back into the shady world of drug-addiction and dealing when he moved to Letterkenny. He was speaking as father-of-seven Karl Ryan was caught bringing bars of cannabis into Letterkenny for sale from Dublin.Ryan, a 43 year old, fled Dublin in a bid to kick his drugs habit.However his drugs habit went completely out of control when he decided to move to Letterkenny.Letterkenny District Court heard how on July 6th 2011, Garda drugs officers followed a car which they thought was being driven suspiciously.It pulled up outside the Bus Eireann bus station and Karl Ryan got off a bus with a rucksack on his back.He got into the car which Gardai stopped a couple of minutes later at New Line Road.Ryan initially became aggressive when he was told he was being searched but then complied.Garda found two 9oz bars of cannabis resin in the rucksack with a total street value of €2,600 according to Gardai.Solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin said Ryan had borrowed €1,100 and went to Dublin to buy the drugs hoping to make a €700 profit on them.He said he had a tragic background and had slept rough in Dublin for a number of years because of his drug addiction.He settled well in Buncrana but decided to move to Letterkenny.“He came to live in Letterkenny – it may not have bright lights but it has a thriving drug culture here. When he came to Letterkenny he got sucked in and fell in with a few locals who encouraged him to go to Dublin.“Coming to Letterkenny was his downfall and that’s where it all started to go badly wrong for him,” said Mr McLaughlin.The court was told that Ryan was a full-time carer for his friend who had also suffered from drug abuse.Judge Paul Kelly heard that Ryan had 35 previous convictions – some for drugs offences.He said he had a certain amount of sympathy for Ryan’s situation.He said “It was quite a significant amount. I have sympathy for him up to a point. This stuff has the country destroyed and people selling it at whatever level add to that.”He sentenced Ryan to four months in jail on Section 15 and a further 3 months on the Sec 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act with both to run concurrently which means Ryan will serve four months.LETTERKENNY’S THRIVING DRUG CULTURE SENT MAN ASTRAY – TOP SOLICITOR was last modified: June 22nd, 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)
Results for Illistrin 5K on Sunday 13th October in aid of Living Links. Place Name Club Catergory Time1 Des Goyvaorts Individual Senior Men 19.352 Cathal Morrison Individual > 40 20.47 3 Evan Keown Individual Junior Men 21.104 John Hegarty Individual Senior Men 21.165 Brian Hegarty Individual Senior Men 21.336 Brendan Goyvaorts Individual Senior Men 21.467 Mick O’Donnell Individual Senior Men 21.498 Hugh Friel Individual Senior Men 22.169 Hugh O’Donnell Individual > 50 22.2210 Sean O’Donnell Individual > 50 22.25 11 Aubrey Baxter Individual Senior Men 22.3012 Aidan Dorrian Individual Junior Men 22.3313 James Doherty Milford > 60 22.5214 David Leonard Individual > 50 24.38 15 Dean Spencer Individual > 40 24.4116 Paul McNally Individual Senior Men 24.4617 Yvonne O’Donnell Milford Senior Women 24.5018 Evelyn Boyle Individual Senior Women 24.5319 Paul McCahill Individual > 40 25.4320 Anne Kelly Individual > 40 26.3021 Carol Ann Wilkie Individual Senior Women 26.5522 Trevor Duncan Individual > 45 27.0623 Anne Doherty Milford > 60 27.5224 Mary O’Donnell Individual > 45 27.5625 Georgina Fay Individual Senior Women 28.3926 John Doherty Individual Senior Men 28.5027 Margo McNally Individual Senior Women 29.1128 Mary Gallagher Individual Senior Women 29.5029 Bried McDaid Individual Senior Women 30.1230 Nigel Keown Individual > 40 31.1031 Josie Gallagher Individual > 40 31.47RESULTS FOR THE ILLISTRIN 5K IN AID OF LIVING LINKS was last modified: October 15th, 2013 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:RESULTS FOR THE ILLISTRIN 5K IN AID OF LIVING LINKS
ShaunaDONEGAL teen cycling sensation Shauna McFadden better get her passport in order – she’s off around Europe for the next two years after being signed up by the Nicolas Roche Performance Cycling Team.The 16 year old student at Loreto Letterkenny used to turn up for St Eunan’s ladies football training on a uni-cycle.But she’s firmly on two wheels now and is one of three girls on a team of eleven who will take part in races in Belgium, Denmark, the UK and at home in Ireland. The Errigal Cycling Club member has been part of a high performance team for the past year and competed at this year’s European Youth Olympics in Georgia.SUPER CYCLING SHAUNA DUSTS OFF HER PASSPORT AFTER JOINING NICOLAS ROCHE TEAM was last modified: December 15th, 2015 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:CYCLINGShauna McFadden
It may be only the Easter break but Alcorn’s Tropical World is already enjoying an early season boost.We may have enjoyed just a little taste of what hopefully will be a long, hot summer but things are already blooming and buzzing in Donegal’s own little zoo.People may have raised an eyebrow at the idea of opening a zoo in Donegal. But the risk taken by the well-known Alcorn family is already beginning to take off.This week Tropical World’s car park at Loughnagin on the outskirts of Letterkenny was buzzing with cars from across the country.If the Easter break is anything to go by, then Clive Alcorn says he is optimistic that a good summer is in store.An impressive 20,000 passed through its doors last year but with many new animas and attraction this year, that number could well rise. “We have had a very good Easter and hopefully that will continue on into the summer.“Our philosophy is to give people value for money and I think we offer that. When people come here they can relax and see all the place has to offer.“We have invested heavily in Tropical World and people are surprised that there is now so much going on here,” said Clive.So much indeed!The only problem with Tropical World is knowing exactly where to start and remembering not to leave anything out. Tropical World wouldn’t be what it is without its famous array of exotic creatures.They might not have lions, tigers or bears in Tropical World but that’s only a positive for the neighbours in case any were to escape.But it does boast an impressive list of exotic specimens including a great grey owl, lemurs, meerkats, reptiles and monkeys.One of the most stunning and relaxing elements to Tropical World is its wonderful butterfly enclosure. The enclosure is home to some of the most colourful and spectacular butterflies on the planet and is especially heated to keep the butterflies safe and warm.In a life full of rush and push, an hour in the butterfly enclosure is the perfect way to get away from it all.The Alcorns have always been known as business people who have made their decisions and stuck by them and Tropical World is no different.The centre was built with without as much as a cent of funding and yet its owners continue to strive to give value for money – with special offers for schools and groups.But the only real way to experience the magic of Tropical World is to visit it.It is open now until the last leaf falls off the tree in Autumn which gives everyone plenty of time to visit.Our tip – visit it now so you can visit it time and time again.For al Tropical World has to offer visit the centre’s website which is linked on our front page.TROPICAL WORLD ENJOYING AN EARLY SEASON BOOST was last modified: April 11th, 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:Alcornstropical world