STETHS edge Munro in St Bess derby

first_img Yesterday’s results o Newell 0 Lacovia 0 o STETHS 2 Munro 1 o Manchester 1 Mile Gully 1 o St James 0 Cornwall College 3 o Garvey Maceo 7 Denbigh 0 o Glenmiur 6 Winston Jones 0 o Paul Bogle 1 Morant Bay 0 Western Bureau: St Elizabeth Technical’s Jovaney Brown scored his sixth goal of the 2016 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup campaign as STETHS defeated Zone E rivals Munro College 2-1 in Santa Cruz yesterday. Brown scored STETHS’ opener in the 36th minute, while a John-Michael Foster own goal in the 41st minute pushed the defending champions to a 2-0 lead at the half. Munro showed glimpses of their quality and pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute after a brilliant solo effort from Tevin Shaw. STETHS’ win kept them in charge of the competitive zone with 12 points and a welcome return to winning ways after being surprised in their previous game – a 1-0 loss to Lacovia. The latter are second with 10 points, while Munro are third on eight. Before kick off, the players and officials paid a special tribute to the late former St George’s Manning Cup captain Dominic James, who died after collapsing during a Manning Cup match last week. A minute’s silence was also observed. The opening few minutes of the St Elizabeth derby belonged to Munro. Their attacking midfielders, Nicholas Collins, Timar Lewis, David Chambers and Shaw, were sharp in attack. However, the STETHS defence, expertly marshalled by their outstanding Clifton Woodbine held firm. “This is nothing new for us. We still have a long way to go, but we came into the game knowing Munro will never be able to defeat us here at home,” Omar ‘Rambo’ Wedderburn, STETHS coach said. “We just know how to get past them and this was visible today again. We will now prepare for our next set of games with confidence,” Wedderburn told the Sunday Gleaner. Lance Morgan, Munro coach, blamed inexperience for his team’s loss.last_img read more

‘I’ll be back’ vows Nadal after injury halts US Open repeat bid

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The frustration isn’t new for Nadal.“I feel that I fought all my career against these kind of things too,” added the 32-year-old, who has missed at least eight Grand Slams due to injury since his major debut at Wimbledon in 2003.That hasn’t stopped him amassing 17 Grand Slam titles, three short of Swiss great Roger Federer’s record 20.“It’s tough, these moments, but on the other hand I’m going to keep going and I’m going to keep working hard to keep having opportunities.”Nadal’s injuries have run the gamut, from the start of his elite career.ADVERTISEMENT An elbow injury in 2003 prevented his expected French Open debut that year and a stress fracture in one ankle kept him out of Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2004.He’s nursed foot, back and wrist injuries, adductor and abdominal trouble. And through it all the tendninits in his knees has periodically slowed him.“All my career everybody said that because of my style, I will have a short career,” he noted. “I’m still here.“I’m still here because I love what I am doing. I still have the passion for the game.“I’m going to keep fighting and working hard to keep enjoying this tour and keep having chances to compete at the highest level. So that’s all.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rafael Nadal, of Spain, is treated by a trainer during a change over against Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Devastated Rafael Nadal vowed the knee injury that forced him out of the US Open semi-finals on Friday won’t stop him chasing more Grand Slam glory.The Spaniard, his world number one ranking still safe, said the trouble was the familiar tendinitis he’s dealt with for a decade — unpredictable but not career-threatening.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Olympic taekwondo champion banned for life in abuse case Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I know what I have,” he said after limping off Arthur Ashe Stadium having lost two sets to third-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro. “I know what is going on with the knee. I know how I have to work to be better as soon as possible.”But it was clearly galling for the player famed for his fighting spirit to hobble out of a second Grand Slam of 2018, having retired in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarter-final against Marin Cilic with a torn inner hip muscle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s not about losing, it’s about not having the chance to fight for it,” he said.“I’m having two great years,” added Nadal, who was trying to complete a French Open-US Open double for the second straight season. “Last year was a fantastic year. This year has been a fantastic year until this moment. I lost four matches. Two of them I had to retire.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Can we watch TV and read news without interference and new unfair laws on…

first_imgDear Editor,I read about the outreaches by the sitting politicians, but nothing about the loss of confidence which is affecting the business sector, which adds to an already bad environment for private businesses.The impact is being felt by almost every household. We all know that laws to address money-laundering means certain controls are in place. Many can tell about the new difficulties to do simple transactions; it feels soul-destroying at times. The officials, including the Bank of Guyana officials, ought to monitor and ensure that overzealousness in dealing with people does not have the chilling effect of stalling the economy and adding to people’s misery.The policies of the Government are doing very little to address the unfair competition which exists between the private and public sectors. The public sector, also, is represented by those officials and their families who benefit from procurement loopholes. See all the recent news about the minister’s husband and the other minister’s company, Videomega. This is a company in the media business, which must be one of the few not affected by unfair competition between the public and private sectors.How the public sector is unfairly benefiting is online. One can read about parliamentary discussions on the state-owned media operation receiving massive subvention in millions of dollars, yet it competes with private media – including print, TV, radio, online – for advertisements.Despite slashing the budget of the National Communications Network (NCN) Incorporated and the Government Information Agency (GINA) to $1 while in Opposition, the APNU/AFC Government, in the 2016 National Budget, allocated and subsequently approved a whopping $170 million for NCN and $150 million for GINA, reflecting a more-than-$50 million increase in their subventions over last year’s allocations.://www.inewsguyana.com/govt-approves-320m-for-gina-and-ncn-despite-reducing-their-allocations-to-1-under-previous-administration/The question of conflict of interest and undue influence should also be asked in a circumstance where a state-owned media, already subsidised by taxpayers, goes after the private market. This is an economic issue, but it has an impact on media freedom, and is affecting media outlets across the board. These economic issues and this unfair competition against the private sector have far-reaching impacts.The recent broadcasting law, which includes radio, TV and cable operators, is also in the news, wherein we are informed that this law will allow the authorities to criminalise media operators and seize their operations.We are reading lots of news stories about the broadcasting authority’s efforts to collect its new and very high fees, and very little about dealing fairly with media operators or about the laws which are curbing media freedom. Any day now, one can expect half the stations to disappear if the news stories are to be believed.Tony Vieira, in a letter in the press, noted that the authority regulating broadcasters has a case at the Appeal Court questioning its legal status.Appeal challenging legality of broadcast authority still to be heardIs the threat made publicly with this new law — to criminalise media operators and seize their operations — a clever subterfuge to grab the rights of existing media operators? The operators should take note. In the US and Jamaica, when the state wanted to use media broadcasting frequencies held by private media owners, suitable arrangements were made, instead of trying to criminalise operators.This elephant voice about regulation is followed by silence on the larger issues of media freedom and poor trading opportunities. Some operators have been contacted about covering the now infamous ‘chase them out’ speech by the Opposition Leader; was similar action taken to address the MPs, one of whom shouted, ‘Charrandas gon dead tonight!’ and one who hit him in Parliament when the no-confidence motion was passed? Was any Police action taken so far?How far can the GPA and other media associations step in for those media entities which fall under the new laws? Is this coercive power to allow for action against them when covering a relevant media issue? https://www.stabroeknews.com/2018/news/guyana/04/28/guyana-gains-in-press-freedom-ranking/I read in the Stabroek News that, ‘The GPA also noted the removal of two columnists from the state-owned Guyana Chronicle, which it said appeared not to have bothered Government and its professed commitment to press freedom and freedom of expression’.All this is very worrying in the current climate.Yours truly,R Singhlast_img read more

Republic Bank partners for Restaurant Week

first_imgThe biannual Guyana Restaurant Week was officially launched on Thursday at the Cara Lodge Hotel in Georgetown with Republic Bank announcing its partnership to sponsor the marketing of the events.Republic Bank has injected half a million dollars into the upcoming event; the cheque was handed over by Richard Sammy, managing director of Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited, at a simple ceremony at the Cara Lodge Hotel to President of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) Andrea de Caires.Executive member of THAG, Shaun McGrath addresses the audienceMarketing and Communications Manager Michelle Johnson stated that the bank is happy to partner with the association to foster economic growth and market the restaurants both locally and internationally: “Our vision to be the financial institution of choice means that we seek to differentiate ourselves in distinctive ways – among these, the way in which we serve and engage with our communities,” she said, adding, “we are always seeking new ways to support, develop and grow the local business community and Guyana Restaurant Week provides a perfect avenue for us to do so – promoting the restaurant industry as it showcases culinary excellence for everyone to experience and enjoy.”The bank, as a member of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana, views the event as very beneficial to the Association’s restaurant membership for the purpose of creating and boosting local and international recognition, and gaining practical business growth.“What we also like is the coincidental connection between the Guyana Restaurant Week activities and the culinary theme of the Republic Bank Retail Christmas Loan Campaign – where we are offering our customers “All the ingredients to Make Christmas Happen,” she said.Johnson stated that the bank was pleased that a range of different types of restaurant, both corporate and small, have decided to participate. She stated that some of the bank’s own customers are partaking in the event.“I want to mention here that participating restaurants in the Small and Medium business category, which may need that extra financial push to prepare for Guyana Restaurant Week and beyond, can enjoy the benefits of our SME Christmas Loan Campaign which we currently have running,” she noted.“We encourage everyone to support this amazing week of creative culinary enjoyment and all the fun and games that will be part of the event.”Meanwhile, executive member of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana, Shaun McGrath, explained that because of the success of the first restaurant week in 2015, the association decided to hold the event twice a year. He stated that the bank’s endorsement of the event reveals that, “they see the value of it to the economy and obviously to banking because if the economy grows it is good to banking as well”.The Restaurant Week is expected to open on November 18 and will include rum and wine promotions.“This time we would like to change the experience of the Guyana Restaurant Week on social media, people should take funny photographs to earn points and whoever has the most points at the end of the week will win prizes, such as a free trip to New York and a confirmed weekend for a couple at the Marriot Hotel and also there are trips to interior resorts,” he highlighted.So far, there have been 18 restaurants that have signed onto the event. The Tourism Association of Guyana is optimistic that more will join up. This is the third Guyana Restaurant Week thus far.last_img read more

Martha’s buddy rockets into space

first_imgStewart’s presence in Baikonur inspired wide speculation that she and Simonyi – friends for about a decade – were planning to announce their engagement. After seeing Simonyi off for final preparations, Stewart spent the final hours before the launch aboard another mode of transportation common to this part of Kazakhstan’s steppes – a camel. “The ride was excellent,” she said. Inside the capsule, Simonyi and cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov grinned for the onboard camera, gave the thumbs-up sign and batted at a toy black cat hanging from rope – a token of good luck chosen by Kotov and named after his two children. Simonyi, a 58-year-old native of Hungary, paid $25 million for the 13-day trip, the fifth such paying “space tourist,” or “space flight participant,” as officials prefer to call them. BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan – A Russian rocket carrying the American billionaire who helped develop Microsoft Word roared into the night skies over Kazakhstan on Saturday, sending Charles Simonyi and two cosmonauts soaring into orbit on a two-day journey to the International Space Station. Climbing on a column of smoke and fire into the clouds over the bleak steppes, the Soyuz TMA-10 capsule lifted off at 11:31 p.m. local time, casting an orange glow over the Baikonur cosmodrome and dozens of officials and well-wishers watching from about a mile away. The capsule turned northeast and moved downrange before entering orbit about 10 minutes later. It is scheduled to rendezvous with the station Monday. Among those bidding farewell was Simonyi’s friend, household maven Martha Stewart, who watched the launch from a location separate from other spectators. “I think for Charles it is a dream come true,” said Victoria Scott, a friend who watched the liftoff as others drank champagne toasts and chanted “Charles! Charles!” In a posting on the blog he intends to maintain while in orbit, Simonyi said he spent his final day getting a haircut and a therapeutic massage and watched a traditional showing of a classic Soviet-era war film. There was no mention of Stewart on the blog, but Simonyi did make reference to one of the lesser-known, last-minute traditions for cosmonauts heading into space – urinating on the tire of the bus transporting them to the launch pad. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Neymar, PSG run riot in French Cup

first_imgLeading scorer Cavani was not involved after returning late from his Christmas and New Year break in Uruguay, so Di Maria came into the attack alongside Mbappe and Neymar.Mbappe opened the scoring inside nine minutes, finishing after being picked out by Thiago Silva’s long ball over the top.A brilliantly worked goal saw PSG double their lead, with Adrien Rabiot and Marco Verratti combining to tee up Neymar for the finish.Di Maria turned in a Yuri Berchiche cross from the left for the third goal midway through the first half and the pick of the bunch came as Neymar made it 4-0 two minutes from half-time.PSG started the move in their own penalty box before Neymar broke downfield and eventually applied the finish from Mbappe’s pass.Rennes did pull one back in the second half from a Benjamin Bourigeaud penalty after a Thiago Motta handball, but there was still time for Unai Emery’s side to score twice more.Mbappe set up Di Maria to make it five and the Argentine returned the favour with an assist for Mbappe to complete the rout.PSG have now won their last 34 consecutive domestic cup ties, a run they can extend further as they go to Amiens in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.Ligue 1 clubs were entering the French Cup in their first outings of 2018 after a two-and-a-half-week winter break, and most of the leading sides made it through.Guido Carrillo scored a hat-trick as Monaco won 5-2 at fourth-tier Yzeure on Saturday, while Maxwel Cornet’s last-gasp free-kick saw Lyon win 3-2 at Ligue 2 side Nancy and a Jordan Amavi goal in extra time gave Marseille a 1-0 victory at home to second-tier Valenciennes.With Mario Balotelli out and Wesley Sneijder allowed to leave to complete a move to Al Gharafa of Qatar, Nice were beaten 1-0 at Toulouse.The biggest shock came as Bordeaux went down 2-1 away to fourth-tier Granville in Normandy despite having taken the lead through Younousse Sankhare.Last season’s beaten finalists Angers were also eliminated, losing 2-0 at home to second-tier Lorient.The draw for the round of 32 will be held on Monday evening.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe (R) celebrates with Angel Di Maria (L) and Neymar (C) after scoring during their match against Ligue 1 rivals Rennes © AFP / LOIC VENANCEPARIS, France, Jan 8 – Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria all scored twice as a rampant Paris Saint-Germain shrugged off the absence of Edinson Cavani to win 6-1 away to Ligue 1 rivals Rennes in the French Cup on Sunday.PSG are bidding to win the trophy for the fourth season running, something no club has ever done before, and they showed Rennes no pity in Brittany.last_img read more

Iniesta savours Barcelona’s Stamford Bridge return

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona’s midfielder Andres Iniesta celebrates a goal against Chelsea during the Champions League semi-final in 2009 © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, Dec 13 – Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta admitted his late goal to knock Chelsea out in the Champions League semi-finals in 2009 is one of his best memories ahead of his club’s return to Stamford Bridge.The sides were paired together again in Monday’s Champions League last 16 draw with Barca travelling to London for the first leg on February 20. Iniesta’s last gasp equaliser eight years ago after Chelsea had been denied a series of penalty claims by Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo allowed Barca to reach the final on away goals as they completed the club’s first ever treble of Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey.“Great memories come to mind, some of the best that I could have experienced,” Iniesta said on Wednesday.“The first thing I thought after the draw was that it will be a very tough tie against a strong team in every sense.”Iniesta was absent through injury as Barca preserved their eight-point lead at the top of La Liga on Sunday.However, he expects to return for Deportivo la Coruna’s visit to the Camp Nou on Sunday to get match sharp ahead of an El Clasico clash with Real Madrid to end Barca’s year on December 23.“I’m more or less ok, if I was completely fit I would be with the team (training). It wasn’t really an injury but more of a niggle,” he added.“For Sunday I hope to be available. I’m optimistic for this weekend and the following one.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

CHARITY SPIN THIS WEEKEND AT THE ORCHARD INN

first_imgFancy a spin for charity?Do you fancy doing a spin on a bike for charity this Saturday or Sunday?Getting ready for the big spin for charity, Ewan Kavanagh, Reuben Kavanagh and Jack Harris in training for the fundraising event which takes place at the Orchard Inn, High Road, Letterkenny from 4pm Saturday to 4pm Sunday.If so make your way to the Orchard Inn, High Road, Letterkenny for a ride with a difference. It will help a group of friends undertaking a personal challenge – cycling the length of the country.Gavin Harris, Cathal Wilson, Adrian Wilson, Carl Wilson (Australia), Robert Kavanagh, Marty Burke, Wesley Moore and Michael Russell love their cycling and more often thannot, can be spotted cycling the highways and byways of the county.They are also eager not only to complete their biggest challenge to date but raise a bit ofcash in the process.Group member, Robert Kavanagh said as the Mizen to Malin cycle was no longer a novelty, they decided that the aim of the project would be to focus and promote Jigsaw Donegal and raise money for that organisation. Jigsaw Donegal provides a free and confidential support service for young people aged15 – 25, with a drop-in centre on Pearse Road in Letterkenny.As part of the national Jigsaw network supported by Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, Jigsaw Donegal aims to make sure that young people’s voices are heard and get the right support, where and when they need it.When something gets you down, or you are stressed or bothered, it can be hard sometimes to know where to turn.Jigsaw Donegal is there to help. Sometimes there’s a lot to deal with… studies, work, friends, family, sex, relationships, drugs and alcohol.These can all pile on the pressure. Its support workers are there to listen, and to help you work out where you want to be.Young people are  welcome to drop in to chat or meet with one of its support workers during the following times: Monday – Wednesday 4pm – 6pm; Thursday 4pm – 8pm and is closed on bank Holiday Mondays.“It’s a bit like that Bruce Springsteen song: ‘We Take Care Of Our Own’, that’s what we’d like to think that we’re doing with this charity cycle and as all money raised will go directly to Jigsaw, we think it will be worth the effort,” said Robert.According to Robert the riders taking part are self-funded so all money raised will godirectly to Jigsaw Donegal and will be used for the sole purpose of hiring an additionalclinical person to assist with the over-whelming demand on the service. This Saturday they are inviting people to come along and do a half-hour spin on their specially erected bikes at the Orchard Inn. Do your stint and contribute to their fund raising efforts.The cyclists’ main event takes place between Thursday August 28 and Sunday August31 when they arrive back in Donegal from Mizen.So if you meet the lads this weekend or at any of the fundraising events they will be hosting over the coming weeks and months become part of the bigger picture and help them complete this ‘jigsaw’.CHARITY SPIN THIS WEEKEND AT THE ORCHARD INN was last modified: May 23rd, 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:Charity SpinFeaturesnewsNoticesOrchard Innlast_img read more

Records Fall And World Leading Marks Set On The Final Day Of The 108th Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee

first_img Saturday Photos (Afternoon) Complete Results (HTML) Southeast Polk and Bettendorf both ended long droughts in the 4×400 relays to conclude the 108th running of the Drake Relays. SEP won the girls’ 4×400 relay, marking the first time the Rams have won the event since it was introduced in 1974. Minutes later, Bettendorf won the boys’ 4×400 relay to give the Bulldogs their first-ever win in the event that debuted at the 1911 Drake Relays. Print Friendly Version After finishing second in the boys 3200 on Thursday night, Linn-Mar’s Ryan Murphy turned the tables on his rival in the 1600 — by the narrowest of margins. Murphy and Sam Schillinger ran side by side down the stretch before Murphy edged ahead to win by six-thousands of a second. Murphy was timed in 4:23.221, Schillinger in 4:20.227. At the high-school level, the Waukee girls broke the Drake Relays record in the shuttle hurdle relay with a time of 1:00.95, which is the fastest time ever in the state of Iowa. Waukee’s record-run was the third Drake Relays record to fall at the high school level during the meet. Western Dubuque assembled a fast foursome for the sprint relays and they came away with two boys championships. The team of G Bennett, Max Steffen, Kenny Beard and Brandon Beard won the 4×200 on Friday and doubled up by winning the 4×100, the penultimate race of the high school competition. Saturday Photos (Morning) Saturday Results (PDF) Complete Results (PDF) Saturday Results (TXT) Complete Results (TXT) World-leading marks were set in three of the four Rio Olympic Rematch races during the final day of action at the 108th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Saturday, April 29, at Drake Stadium.Those world-leading marks came in less than an hour as Georganne Moline, Keni Harrison and Omar McLeod shined in front of the crowd gathered at the Blue Oval.Moline not only beat a strong field in the Rio Rematch women’s 400 hurdles, she sped to the fastest time in the world this year. Running in lane one, Moline finished in 54.66 after the previous world leader, Ashley Spencer, stumbled over a hurdle on the far turn and fell. Spencer, the Olympic bronze medalist last year, had the previous best of 54.78. Runner-up Kori Carter, an NCAA champion at Stanford, ran 54.72 to give her the No. 2 world mark.Harrison is now No.1 on this year’s chart, too. Harrison beat an incredibly strong field to win the Rio Rematch women’s 100 hurdles in 12.56 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year. Eight of the top 10-ranked hurdlers in the world ran in the race, so Jasmin Stowers can feel good about her second-place finish. She ran 12.76, which puts her No. 8 on the world list this year. It was the second straight victory at Drake and third in five years for Harrison, who set the world record of 12.20 last summer after failing to make the U.S. Olympic team.The Rio Rematch in the men’s 110 hurdles produced three of the top four times in the world this year — and a Drake Relays record to boot. Omar McLeod, the 2016 Olympic gold medalist and co-outstanding performer at Drake in 2015, won the race in a blazing 13.04 seconds. That’s No. 1 in the world this year and tops the Relays record of 13.08 he set in winning last year’s race. Andy Pozzi, a two-time Olympian from Great Britain, was second in 13.24, which is the second fastest in the world so far. Third-place finisher Aleec Harris ran 13.37, the No. 4 time worldwide.Following his win in the Grand Blue Mile on Tuesday, Clayton Murphy claimed victory in the men’s Elite 1500 in 3:41.75. It marked Murphy’s third win in eight days as he also helped the U.S. to a victory in the 4×800 at the World Relay Championships in the Bahamas.Derek Drouin, a gold medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, won his fourth-straight title in the men’s high jump Rio Rematch while Sam Kendricks, a bronze medalist at those same games claimed his first outright Drake Relays crown in the invitational pole vault. Nike’s Lorraine Ugen defended her Drake Relays crown in the invitational long jump on Saturday with a jump of 21-3 ½.Big Ten schools dominated college events as for the first time in school history, the Iowa men won three relays at Drake en route to winning the Hy-Vee Cup. Iowa completed its big meet when it won the university 4×400 relay in 3:07.35, its first victory in that event since 1967. The Hawkeyes finished with 39 points in the Hy-Vee standings, which reflect overall relay strength. Ohio State and Illinois tied for second with 28. Iowa also got victories this weekend from Aaron Mallett in the 110 hurdles and Reno Tufffuli in the discus.On the women’s side, Ohio State won its first-ever Hy-Vee Cup with 24 points. Despite not winning a Hy-Vee Cup event, Ohio State finished second in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays and third in the 4×800.It was a great day for Purdue as well as the Boilermakers won the women’s shuttle hurdle relay and the 4×400 relay and senior Obokhare Ikpefan won the men’s collegiate 400 hurdles.Iowa State’s Jhoanny Luque completed the horizontal jumps sweep at the Drake Relays as the Cyclone captured the women’s collegiate triple jump crown on Saturday morning. Thanks to her winning jump of 43-0 ½, Luque became the fourth athlete in Drake Relays history to win both the women’s collegiate long jump and triple jump.Northern Iowa sprinter Brandon Carnes won his second-straight Drake Relays crown in the 100 meters thanks to a blazing time of 10.17 seconds. His time is the fastest time by a Relays champion since Isiah Young of Ole Miss on the 2013 Drake Relays crown in 10.08.Sophomore Emilee Trost of Minnesota-Duluth put together a groundbreaking nice Drake Relays double. Trost won the women’s university-college 800 on Friday, then came back Saturday to outrun 10 competitors in the 1500 — the first time that double has been accomplished in the women’s division.Oklahoma State won the women’s distance medley in their division, the Cowgirls’ third relay title of the weekend. Kaela Edwards, the collegiate record holder in the indoor 1000, anchored as OSU won in 11:18.20. Edwards also anchored the winning 4×1600 relay on Thursday night and was joined on both teams by leadoff runner Molly Sughroue. Kaylee Dodd ran on the winning 4×800 and 4×1600 teams. Saturday Results (HTML) Davenport Assumption’s Joy Ripslinger won her seventh Drake Relays crown on Saturday thanks to a time of 4:31.91. Ripslinger became only the third in Relays history to win both the 800 meters and 1500 meters, joining Stephanie Jenks and Shelby Houlihan in the elite group. Saturday Notes Story Links Saturday Interviews last_img read more

Prince’s visit to Donegal cost more than €700,000

first_imgThe Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s official visit to Co Donegal cost Irish taxpayers €710,000 – and the bill could hit €1m.The sweeping tour earlier this year followed a two-day trip to Northern Ireland where the Royals visited Queen’s University, Belfast and hosted an event at Hillsborough Castle.The Belfast Telegraph reports that Gardai have confirmed the cost of policing the event cost €710,000. The final bill will be revealed at the end of this month.The whistle-stop tour on May 25 saw the Prince Charles and Camilla taking part in a tour of Donegal Castle and the Glenveagh walled garden and pleasure grounds.The pair greeted locals in Donegal town centre and finished off their trip with a visit to a local famous butcher, McGettigan’s.The Duchess also visited Ballyraine National School in Letterkenny while Prince Charles met Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan at a civic reception. Donegal TD Thomas Pringle criticised the amount spent on the visit which lasted a few hours describing it as “excessive”.“I think it’s a huge cost for a one-day visit and people in Donegal could do with a million euro, which is ultimately what it could end up as.“I think it could have been a lot better spent,” he told the Sunday Business Post.However, Failte Ireland’s Alex Connolly said Royal visits can boost Ireland’s profile.“A visit of that nature by a Royal to the west of Ireland reinforces that whole normalisation of the relationship between Ireland and the UK as well,” he said. “Such visits bring profile and publicity and boost Irish tourism overseas.”Prince’s visit to Donegal cost more than €700,000 was last modified: September 26th, 2016 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)last_img read more