American Gwen Berry and Trinidad and Tobago’s Shakeil Waithe captured the women’s hammer throw and men’s javelin, respectively, at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet yesterday.In the first final, Berry set a National Stadium and meet record with a throw of 73.82 metres in the hammer. Another American, Jene Stephens McCall (71.06m), was second, and Britain’s Sophie Hitch (70.65m), third.Waithe had a winning throw of 76.30m in the javelin. The United States duo, Riley Dolezal (76.26m) and Cypress Hostetler (74.25m) took second and third. Jamaica’s Orlando Thomas (69.92m) was sixth.There was also early action in development events involving promising local athletes.World University Games 100 metres silver medallist Shimarya Williams and Kemarley Brown captured the women’s and men’s 100m, respectively. Williams clocked 11.39 seconds with Brown topping the men in a swift 10.03.Jody Ann Muir won the women’s 400m in 52.08 seconds, ahead of Dawnalee Loney, who ran a personal best 52.38.G.C. Foster College’s Demish Gaye maintained his great 2016 form, winning the men’s one-lap event in 45.61. Javere Bell (46.94) was second.
WITH last year’s winners eliminated, a new champion is set to be crowned as the semi-finals for both the League and Knockout competitions in the 2015-16 Bull Investment Limited-Cable Pro Data Services-sponsored Golden League football competition will be played today at the National Water Commission playing field, Mona.At 3:30 p.m., Harbour View will tackle Kush and Park Rovers will face Nautica in the knockout competition, and at 5 p.m., Kings will play Real Mona and Santos battle Dunn’s All Stars in the league.This competition is for players over 45 years and a few former national players will be competing. The Jermaine Johnson-coached Harbour View will be looking to Ian McNaughton, Neil Stewart, Paul Aiken, Donovan Green and Corey Rowe to get them in the final, while Kush will be looking to player-coach Vincent McGowan, Lance Craig, Mario Hackett, Omar McDermott and Lennox Broderick.Park Rovers, who were the league champions for 2014 and 2015, will be trying to win their first knockout title and will be looking to Woodrow Coleman, Garfield Cooke, Jerome Wilson, Jeffrey James and Donald Broderick. Nautica will look to player-coach Lenworth ‘Teacher’ Hyde, Donovan Lofters, Patrick Williams, Devon Hardware, and Barrington Washington.Santos are favourites to win their fourth Golden League title as they are the only unbeaten team in the competition. All four semi-finalists are from the same preliminary zone, which Santos won by 10 points. Their defence is very mean and has only conceded one goal in 13 matches this season.Coach Lyndon Dawes is expecting them to go all the way and will look to Trevor ‘TC’ Campbell, Bryan Leon, Joseph Henry, Jeffrey Dillion, Clint Reid, and Ian Burnett for victory.Dunn’s All Stars is the only team to defeat Santos as they stopped them 2-0 in the knockout competition in January.However, Santos returned the favour, winning 1-0 in the league’s preliminary round.CONFIDENTCOACHCoach Norris Grant is confident Dunn’s will win again and is looking to former Arnett Gardens striker Denton Shedden, Michael McQueen, Delroy Dixon, Raymond Williams, and Steve Dunn.The other semi-final will see Kings playing Real Mona. Kings’ player-coach David Williams will be looking to Nicholas Ziadie, Gary Peryer, Robert Murray, and Chris Denny, while the Ian Bond-coached Real Mona will look to Christopher Williams, Roger Bishop, Crafton Walker, Chris Green, and the prolific Mark Miller, who still plays for the Jamaica Defence Force in the KSAFA Major League football competition.
The police have detained a Sophia man who attacked and stabbed his wife several times about her body on Saturday morning at their Sophia, Greater Georgetown home.The injured woman has been identified as 41-year-old Carol London of Lot 210 Block F North Sophia. She is said to be in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).The incident occurred at around 10:30h when the suspect, Derick London, arrived at home.A neighbour, Danelle West, reportedly told the police that she saw the suspect arrive home and about five minutes later, she heard screams emanating from the house.Soon, she saw the suspect running out of the house with a knife in his hands. He entered his motorcar and sped away.As such, the young woman ran into the couple’s home where she discovered the victim lying in a pool of blood in a bedroom with several stab wounds about her body and one to her face.Guyana Times understands that the neighbour raised an alarm.The victim was rushed to the GPHC where she was admitted a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The suspect is assisting with the investigation.
The exhibit’s aim is to help raise awareness of heart disease among women. Bush also was in town to promote the national Junior Rangers program, the National Park Service’s effort to engage young people and their families in the country’s national parks. Back at Balboa magnet, Bush’s enthusiasm for national parks had an effect on Balyan, who said she was going to ask her parents to take her to Washington, D.C., to see the White House – also listed as a national park. “I learned our national parks are very important to the nation.” The approximately two dozen fourth-grade students, who were learning about the different cultures that have inhabited the Santa Monica Mountains, were sworn in as junior rangers by Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne. Kempthorne recited the pledge, “I promise to enjoy and protect my national parks and to live as earth’s best friend, and to help others to do the same.” Bush discussed the benefits of the national parks system, telling students they are good ways to learn about both science and history. “I like to go hike in the national parks all over, and California has some of the very best national parks anywhere because you’ve got Yosemite, which is a wonderful park to hike in and very beautiful… “And think of the great big trees you have, the sequoias and the redwoods, the huge trees, and they’re in no other place in the world,” Bush told a group of students while sitting at a small round table. She said California has 24 national parks, more than any other state. “And they’re protected because they belong to all of us … to all Americans.” Park Ranger Judy Joy Lively said she hoped the first lady’s support of national parks and the Junior Rangers program would encourage kids and families to explore the protected sites. “It gives kids insight into the parks and makes them feel like they can play a valuable role in promoting the protection of national parks,” Lively said. Tight security and heavily controlled media events marked Bush’s visit. Nancy Reagan, who did not speak and walked slowly with assistance, stood by the red Oscar de la Renta dress she wore when President Reagan was knighted – easily the smallest dress among those worn by Hillary Clinton, Rosalynn Carter, Barbara Bush, Betty Ford and Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson. And Bush’s own $8,500 Oscar de la Renta on display was the one she wore to the Kennedy Center Honors in December, when four women at the reception wore the same dress – forcing her to go upstairs and change. “Three other women had exactly the same dress, which goes to show women love red dresses,” Bush said as she clutched Reagan’s hand and talked to reporters. The first ladies strolled “The Heart Truth’s First Ladies Red Dress Collection.” “I love to be here with Mrs. Reagan,” Bush said. “She especially … was known for her style.” The Associated Press contributed to this story. email@example.com (818) 713-3722 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! No luck. But Balyan was second-time lucky, and the first lady rewarded the young student with enthusiastic applause. “It was really cool,” said a beaming Balyan, who added that she couldn’t wait to tell her family about her encounter with the first lady. Bush’s visit to Northridge’s Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet Elementary School was part of a one-day visit to Los Angeles. Earlier in the day, Bush met with former first lady Nancy Reagan to announce the opening of a collection of first-lady red dresses at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. NORTHRIDGE – First lady Laura Bush dropped in on Balboa magnet school Wednesday, where fourth-graders showed her objects used by Chumash Indians and early settlers of the Santa Monica Mountains. She passed bear hides, chaps and a mortar and pestle. Spotting a Chumash ball-and-cup toy, the first lady challenged student Simi Balyan. “Can you show me?” she asked the 10-year-old from Chatsworth. Balyan confidently grabbed the toy and made a first attempt to swing the ball, attached by a string, into the mouth of the cup.
A county task force has been given the go-ahead to start testing the waters around Malibu to see what – and possibly whose septic tank – might be polluting Santa Monica Bay. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved spending as much as $1 million to sample and DNA-test the water to find sources of beach water pollution. Regional water officials have threatened hefty fines if beaches around Santa Monica Bay do not meet clean-water standards. Inspectors will collect samples from 27 locations within the watershed. The sampling will run for 10 weeks in the spring, starting this month, and for five weeks in the fall. Officials expect to conclude the study in the fall of 2008. “It’s my expectation that this study will answer some questions that this community has been asking for years: Where’s this stuff coming from? And what can we do about it?” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Zev Yaroslavsky, who represents Malibu. If DNA tests show that the pollutants are human and not from horses or other animals, inspectors will follow the trail up the creeks that travel through the neighborhoods in Malibu. Where the tests show a concentration of human waste, inspectors will try to uncover the source. Officials will not request DNA samples from residents to match waste with its human source, but say they might ask a judge for authority to inspect the tanks of property owners who bar them from taking samples. Malibu leaders have in the past argued that the pollution comes from a wastewater treatment plant, storm runoff or birds.
Danny Ings in action for Burnley 1 Danny Ings will NOT join Liverpool and be loaned back to Burnley in the January transfer window.That’s because the kind of deal suggested would prohibited by the Premier League under rule V7.The law states that a player cannot be purchased and loaned back between Premier League clubs in the same transfer window.The Reds have been linked with a £7million deal for the 22-year-old.“This type of move would violate Premier League rule V7 regarding transfers so simply cannot happen,” Burnley chief executive Lee Hoos said.“This is the last time we will be making any comment regarding the player’s future.“Over the course of the window, the player himself, Sean Dyche and the chairman have made it clear he won’t be going anywhere and we consider that the end of the matter.”Liverpool would have to sign Ings on a permanent deal, meaning the Lancashire-based side are more likely to increase their valuation of the former Bournemouth forward.
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Matthew Lafferty: Had bow saw thrown at him by neighbourA MAN who found notorious burglar Matthew Lafferty living beside him lost his temper and threw a bow saw at him, a court has heard.William Kelly (56) from Ballykeeran, Kilmacrennan, was a quiet man who kept himself to himself, a solicitor told Letterkenny District Court. But after serial burglar Matthew Lafferty moved into a rented house next to him outside Kilmacrennan, Mr Kelly found himself a victim of crime.His house was burgled and property stolen.On January 30 last year Mr Kelly was cutting hedges with a bow saw when he spotted Lafferty at the side of the house next door.“He flung it at Lafferty and missed and hit the house, breaking a window,” said defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher.Mr Kelly was charged with the production of article in course of dispute and criminal damage.The owner of the house who rented it to Lafferty has reported the cost of repair at €200.“Although Mr Kelly himself was the victim of burglary and criminal damage he accepts he acted in an entirely inappropriate manner. He is semi-retired and keeps a few horses and has never been before the courts before,” said Mr Gallagher in mitigation.Judge Kelly ordered William Kelly to pay €200 for the damage and to make a €150 donation to the Donegal Hospice.“If he does this by February 17th, I will strike the matter out,” said the judge.MAN WHO THREW BOW SAW AT NOTORIOUS BURGLAR TOLD HIS CASE WILL BE STRUCK OUT was last modified: January 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:Judge Paul KellyMatthew LaffertyWilliam Kelly
Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has expressed grave concern about the escalating “overcrowding crisis” at Letterkenny General Hospital.Senator Ó Domhnaill has said the combination of closing community hospitals and nursing home beds and scrapping the National Treatment Purchase Fund, while failing dismally to prepare for health service retirements, is having a serious impact on patient care in the North West.The Donegal Senator commented, “Yesterday the HSE was forced to issue a public warning telling people not to go to the Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital. This is because of the extreme pressure the Department was under – waiting lists were exceptionally high and the staff were under tremendous pressure. “There is no doubt that this level of pressure puts patients at serious risk. A similar situation is happening at other major hospitals across the country.“A number of planned operations and procedures had to be cancelled at the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick over the past two days due to a major increase in pressure on the Emergency Department and a lack of beds for patients in need.SLIGO“Services at Sligo General Hospital are also severe strain at this time, as smaller hospitals and nursing homes in the region are downgraded or closed altogether. “We have already seen that since the Government scrapped the National Treatment Purchase Fund last year, hospital waiting lists soared by 72 per cent in Letterkenny and 54 percent in Sligo.“Not only has the Government scrapped the NTPF which was set up to tackle hospital waiting lists, they have embarked on a programme to shut down 898 community hospital and nursing home beds this year. Excellent facilities like Lifford Hospital are falling victim to this. All of this is pushing patients on to Letterkenny and Sligo Hospitals, which are also being forced to slash their budgets.”He added: “Fianna Fáil predicted that all of this will put Letterkenny and Sligo Hospitals under more pressure than ever before and lead to patients in the North West facing record waiting times for the care they need. Unfortunately, the situation in Letterkenny this week is evidence of a deepening crisis in our local health services and I am urging the Government to act.” ‘OVERCROWDING CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL’ – SENATOR was last modified: March 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:’OVERCROWDING CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL’ – SENATOR
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Turiaf, an immediate beam of badly needed sunshine with the Lakers, ironically has too much heart. Has an enlarged aortic root, to be exact. A condition that will require open-heart surgery and is at best career-threatening, at worst life-threatening. It had to feel surreal to the 22-year-old from Martinique, like he was watching all this happen to someone else. “This is not surreal, it’s life,” Turiaf said. “You have to get through it. There are way too many people that have worse positions than me. I think I have the necessary health to get through that surgery, and I have the doctors good enough to make that surgery. “I feel pretty lucky. Even though that sounds kind of corny or crazy, I feel kind of lucky to have the support around me in order to live a normal life.” EL SEGUNDO –This was no game now. No diversion from the real world, no sporting plaything to take minds away from personal pressures and hardships. Ronny Turiaf sat at the table before local media, brave as a knight, frightened as a child. One moment the West Coast Conference Player of the Year almost had been flying. He had signed a million-dollar contract to play basketball. Had been welcomed to the Lakers. The next there was news hard to process, to fully wrap his mind around. That’s the kind of thing Turiaf kept saying during his Friday news conference at the Lakers’ headquarters. He thanked the Lakers for their support, the L.A. fans, Kobe Bryant for a phone message. Worried he might be unable to provide for his family. He sat alone at that small table, courageous in the face of his unexpected burden, although it was clear he still was struggling to fully digest what was happening to him. In four to six weeks, he is expected to have surgery. He will miss at least this season. Maybe never play again. There are worse possibilities, of course, the kind that go unspoken. The kind that has clearly occurred to him. The fear of leaving a life he has fully so embraced much too soon. “Hell, yeah, I’m scared of dying,” he said. “I’m sorry to say hell, but I’m scared of dying. “This is a big thing. I heard they’re going to cut my sternum up and do all kind of stuff. Wow. This is scary. But I have faith. The doctors are the best. “I’m scared, but I just want to open my eyes after surgery.” Frightened and mystified. Realize, he feels nothing wrong. Feels as healthy as the young man who played with such energy for four years at Gonzaga. Still feels like there is nothing he cannot do, save for beat a heart condition he had never heard of before. “I never noticed any discomfort,” he said. “That’s the thing about why I am just so bothered by this, because I don’t feel anything. I don’t feel tired. You don’t see me without energy. I’m always feeling good. “It’s like, ‘Can’t I just take some medicine or something?’ But you can’t. It’s just the way my heart is. “I guess I have too big of a heart. I think that’s what it is.” It is impossible not to take an immediate liking to Turiaf. He seems completely genuine. Listens like he truly cares what is being said to him, regardless of the person’s position in life. He is outgoing, talkative, bright, almost exploding with life. And with a bad aorta, the major artery providing blood to the body. He tried to attack the news of his condition with the same upbeat personality that had so endeared him so to the Gonzaga campus. Yet there were those human moments Friday when he struggled so sincerely with emotions that an entire room of hearts seemed to ache. “I’ve been pretty fortunate playing basketball for eight years,” he said. “I have great memories back in college.” Then the emotion began to build for Turiaf, and he nervously started to tap table with a finger. “Every summer I spent with my friends. It’s tough.” He exhaled a hard breath, searched for control. “It’s tough, you know? But I’m going to get through it. Because I want to get through it, and I’m not going to let my family down. You’re going to have to freaking kill me.” His eyes welled as cameras clicked throughout the room. “I’m going to get through it.” That’s the most important element, his ultimate health, his getting through this surgery in good condition and ready to resume an active life, with or without basketball. It feels guilty to wonder how this will impact the Lakers, if their 37th overall pick in a deep draft may go wasted, how they now almost seem snakebitten. There is a vibrant life on the line, one taking us away from games to the sometimes dark reality of life. Unlike tragedies in New York or London, this one has a singular face, feels very personal. Someone who talks to his 17-year-old sister, Elodie, by phone every day, who didn’t want to tell her his grim condition. “I (finally) told her, and she started crying and can’t take it,” he said. “But I told her I’ve always fought for her, and I will try to do everything for her and provide for her in every way I could.” Turiaf said he’s always realized the unexpected could happen at any moment. That he’s tried to embrace each moment in life. “I’ve always said we should live our lives to the fullest and enjoy ourselves and family and relationships,” he said. “The only thing that bothers me right now, if I can’t play basketball again, even though I have great memories, I left my family too young. “If I can’t play basketball and help them financially, I will have a little side of regret in my heart. But I will play basketball, I will do everything I can to play basketball.” Turiaf’s contract was dependent upon passing his physical. His condition immediately voided it, although the Lakers say they will pay his medical expenses unless forbidden by the league. He knows if the condition had gone undiagnosed, it could have killed him at some point. Thus far, he’s spoken to no one who’s had the same surgery. “I haven’t talked to anybody else,” he said. “This is my story. I’m going to get through it by myself.” There is a doctor to pick. More emotions to battle. A lengthy recovery to undergo. A life to resume. “I feel lucky because I don’t want to die,” he said. “I want to be there for my family. I want to have a family. I just want to live my life, enjoy myself. “I wish nothing was wrong with me. I wish I could just go on and play basketball for the Lakers organization, and just play with Kobe and Sasha (Vujacic) and have a good time with them. This has been put on hold for one year.” Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!