‘I really wanted to put on a show’ – Rodman laps field to highlight Kingston Criterium

first_imgKINGSTON: There was a riveting end to the Jamaica Cycling Federation’s Kingston Criterium on Sunday at the Kingston waterfront as national and regional champion Marloe Rodman dominated a strong field to win the feature event and finish as the top rider. Visiting Michel Smith from the Cayman Islands and Cleveland Sharpe of Fresh Vibez Cycling Club were second and third, respectively. In the 15-lap feature race, Rodman – who jumped out to an early lead – delivered something special. Approaching lap 12, the 2014 Commonwealth Games athlete had already lapped five cyclists and by the time they finished, he did what several spectators thought impossible – lapping the entire field of riders. “I was pushing all the way as I really wanted to put on a show for all those who came out to support the event,” said Rodman. “I could hear them cheering me on to go after the pack of riders and it helped to motivate me to keep going and finish the race strong. “… I think it was a great thing for cycling in Jamaica. We need more events like this to showcase and find new talent,” added Rodman. “This was an important race for me also as it is crucial to my preparation ahead of joining the Bike Haus team in the UK, as well as the upcoming Cycling World Championship, for which I have qualified.” Rodman also finished the day as the Category One champion ahead of the Clarendon Cycling Club pair of Oneil Sinclair and Dean Martin, in second and third, respectively. Team Breakaway Cycling’s Dean Robertson topped Category Two, with Robert Barnes in second and Mario Brooks, also of Team Breakaway, third. In Category Three, Fitzroy Walters took the top spot ahead of Jermar Brissett of Breakaway Cycling and Barrington Bailey of Clarendon Cycling. Category Four was won by Jerome Forrest of Clarendon Cycling, with Endurance Cycling’s Recardo Blackwood second and Daniel Palmer of Team Blissett third. Roger Allen took Category Five ahead of Ishmael White and Tevan Richards, in second and third, respectively, while in the Juniors category, Andrew Ramsay was the top performer, with Aduella Ottey second and Ashani Beckford third. The Juvenile category was won by Tadre Watt, with Sheldon Virgo and Jesse McClure second and third, respectively. The female race was won by Judy Chin, who finished just ahead of Deonne Caines, with Sanesha James taking third. The Masters event saw Richard Smith winning ahead of Raydeem Lawson and Cleveland Sharpe, respectively. Donald Davis was the best in the Super Masters category, finishing ahead of Donald Hall and Devon Beckford, respectively. The All Comers ‘Rambo Race’ was won by Anthony Bagalue, with Rayon Whyte second and Omar Dwyer third. Team Breakaway won the award for best team participation, while Clarendon Cycling took the award for best team performance. CATEGORY FOURcenter_img FORREST CLAIMSlast_img read more

What if your World Cup team is tied when group play ends?

first_imgEngland’s John Stones is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)With one match left for each team in group play at the World Cup, just two of the eight groups have been decided, and even those could come down to tiebreakers to determine who gets the stronger seed in the knockout stage. If two or more teams wind up tied on points, here’s how FIFA decides who finishes where :a) best goal differential;ADVERTISEMENT b) most goals scored;c) points from head-to-head games between the teams involved;FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownd) if more than two teams are tied, best goal differential from matches between the teams involved;e) most goals scored in all matches between the teams concerned; MOST READ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award f) fewest points deducted based on yellow and red cards received in all group matches, as follows: a 1-point deduction for a yellow card, a 3-point deduction for a red card issued as a result of a second yellow, a 4-point deduction for a straight red, and a 5-point deduction for a straight red issued after a yellow card.g) drawing of lots by FIFA.”The only time FIFA has ever drawn lots to break a tie in a group was at the 1990 edition in Italy, when Ireland and the Netherlands tied for second place in their group. The Netherlands wound up third, but both teams had already advanced under the 24-team format in place at the time.ADVERTISEMENT What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer? Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

GVL Improves Talented Liberians in Respective Areas of Discipline

first_imgGolden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is one of the few multinational companies currently operating in Liberia in the agriculture sector. It has acquired thousands of acres in south-eastern, Liberia specifically Sinoe and Grand Kru counties, planting oil palm and employing many Liberians in that part of the country.Besides the employment opportunities, the Indonesian company and its partners have  provided Liberians with  sustained  training.  Late last year, nine Liberians sponsored by GVL in Indonesia to study in various fields, returned to Liberia after a year of intensive studies.Among them was Theophilus A.T. Kambo, Jr., who specialized in Electrical Engineering.Mr. Kambo, who is a Liberian working as a cadet with Golden Veroleum has benefited from the cadet program, which is an inspirational one that will improve talented Liberians in their respective areas of discipline.The GVL cadet program has developed more ideas relating to his (Kambo) Electrical Engineering profession, which gives him the confidence that he can now contribute to the development of Liberia through his profession.The program has also given him more zeal and inspiration to seek excellence in his profession.The benefit of GVL training to him is also important to the development of his beloved country, adding that as an engineer, he is inspired to contribute his skills to rebuilding the country.The training has increased Mr. Kambo’s technical capacity and puts him in a position to learn more in the profession of electrical engineering.  It has also exposed him to the world of palm oil mill construction, project management and project supervision which has added value to his skills.Mr. Kambo applied for the GVL program in Electrical Engineer and opportunity of career advancement in September, 2012. Having met the recruitment criteria (GVL’s policies covering recruitment), he received a communication to sit an aptitude test along with other Liberian Electrical Engineers on March 12, 2013. Based on his performance in the aptitude test, the GVL cadet was selected during the vetting process by Golden Veroleum Liberia.He considers his success as an  added value because the training program also added another value to his previous credentials.The GVL training program has increased the number of skilled Liberian youths to seven  persons.When asked what significant tasks he was able to achieve, Kambo said, “I learned new things almost every day. The most significant to date, he said, was learning supervision of electrical installations in the construction of palm oil mill.”The Indonesia trained electrical engineer had many difficulties, including the language barrier and the difference in food which he was able to cope with during his study in that country.He also learned the principle of operating diesel generators, steam turbo alternators and other machines, overhead power lines and underground cable transmission, electrical power transmission media (electrical cables), among others.Partnering with that Indonesia based-company (GVL) has brought to reality what he always dreamed of – to have an opportunity to further his studies. The young man used to wish to earn a Master’s degree in electric power systems and today his dream has finally been realized.Mr. Kambo, who is an experienced classroom teacher and good in interpersonal relationships, is willing to share his new skills with other GVL  staff through tutorials, open discussions and mentoring.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

More study time

first_imgLANCASTER – The Westside Union School District has been offering school on Saturdays to give students a chance to make up for missed days and to help the district recapture lost state funding based on attendance. With 30,000 student absences from the start of school to the end of December, the district lost $840,000 to $900,000. “It’s to try and recapture lost learning time for the child and lost average daily attendance,” Superintendent Regina Rossall said. “That’s close to a million dollars. If we can get any of that back, that’s money we can operate programs with.” The 11-school district began offering Saturday school for four weeks beginning on Feb. 25. Students come to school for four hours and get lunch. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Some schools have been averaging attendance of about 100 students. Cottonwood, Esperanza and Rancho Vista schools have combined their program and are rotating the classes among the three sites. Trustees said the program offers students a chance at perfect attendance or to catch up on schoolwork. They get credit for their schoolwork and the district gets credit for their attendance. “It’s an exciting concept. It’s good for kids. It gives them an extra boost and they can pick up on some homework and missed assessments,” school board President Gwen Farrell said. “Plus it does recapture some of the funds we lose now that there are no excused absences as far as (funding based on) average daily attendance goes. They count only students in their seats. It doesn’t matter if a child is sick.” The district is offering Saturday school this year for four weeks on a trial basis to see how it works in advance of doing it weekly next school year. “We are doing it for four weeks now to see what the bugs are to operate it full-time next year. Our thought is when a child is absent during the week, he or she can make up the work on Saturday. They can do it right in the week they were absent,” Rossall said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 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

GAA NOTES: FANAD GAELS

first_imgLotto Results:Numbers Drawn 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 Bonus 15. Nojackpot winner. €100 Aaron McConigley. €50 Michael Heraghty, Tullyconnell. Next weeks draw in The Fanad Lodge. Jackpot €3650. Membership:Underage membership will be collected this Sunday 19th February in Rossnakill Resource Centre between 12.00pm and 2.00pm. Underage membership for the year costs €5. It is a rule within Gaeil Fhánada that at least one parent becomes a member of the club.Adult membership options for 2012: Pay lotto and membership together by standing order from your bank account, Weekly €5 (Save €30), Monthly €20 (Save €50), Annual €200 (Save €90), Stand alone membership €30. Third level student membership €10. New mwmbership forms are available from any committee member. They should be returned to club registrar Margaretta McConigley with payment or with standing order. Alternatively, you can come to Rossnakill Resource Centre this Sunday 19th between 12.00pm and 2.00pm and register there. The committe would like to stress the point that when it comes to getting tickets for Donegal games etc., members will get first refusal. Non members can not be guaranteed tickets.Tender:Anyone wishing to tender for washing, storage and mending of team jerseys, please contact Catherine Coyle for details on 0749159594 or 0876663458 by Sunday 19th February.Ladies Training:Ladies training continues every Wednesday evening at 7.00pm and o Saturdays. New players are more than welcome to attend. Anyone willing to help out with the team are also welcome to attend.Under 8 Training:Under 8 training continues on Sunday at 12.15pm sharp in Rossnakill Resource Centre. Any child born in the years 2004, 2005, 2006 or 2007 are eligible to play for the year ahead. Please bring €1 for use of the hall and your own waterbottle. For any other info contact Martin McAteer on 074 9263472. Sponsored Fun Walk:Gaeil Fhánada Ladies Board and Bord na nÓg will hold a sponsored fun walk from Kerrykeel to Rossnakill on Good Friday, 6th April. More information at a later date.Scrap Saturday:Gaeil Fhánada will hold their Scrap Saturday on the 15th April. Anyone who has scrap metal for collection can contact Fiona Shiels for more details @0851555645. Large items i.e Cars, Machinery etc.. can be collected from your home on the day if arranged with the committee beforehand. Leaflets with all the details will be distributed in the coming weeks. Well Done/Good luck:The club would like to congratulate John Dorrian, Manus McElwaine and Micheal Friel on making it to the county final of Scór Sinsir. Best of luck in the final.GAA NOTES: FANAD GAELS was last modified: February 14th, 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:fanad gaels gaa noteslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 8, 11, 17 and 30. There was one winner of match 3, Suzanne White. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €4,750 and Match 3 is €60. The team selling Killotto this week is Gary Conaghan, Marty McGing, Martin Slua, and Dermot Slua. Next week sellers 1st of September are Willie Tully, John Cunningham, Sarah Tully, and Matthew Smyth. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Frank Gallagher, Killybegs. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,850 on 47 calls.  Commiserations to the ladies who lost their quarter finals match against Dungloe. They conclude their season with the playing of the mini-league in Fintra during the next fortnight. The All county G.A.A. quiz is on this Friday in the Tara hotel at 9pm. Please support.  The club would like to express sympathy to the McGinley family on the death of Aidan, the McHugh, Ainsworth and McCann families on the death of Kevin McCann Snr., and the Kee Family on the death of David.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 20th, 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:Killybegs GAA Club noteslast_img read more

Vipers in must win situation away to Police

first_img Tags: abdallah mubiruNam Oumapolice fcStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguevipers sc Vipers are currently 9 points behind leaders KCCA FC. (file photos)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeaguePolice FC vs Vipers SCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 23-04-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – 2018/19 will be a year to forget for everyone associated with Vipers SC.The Venoms have extremely underperformed this season and will most definitely end the season empty handed despite competing for five honours at the start.At the start of the season, Vipers lost to KCCA FC 4-2 in penalties during the Super Cup. The Venoms then went on to exit both the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup in their initial stages.With a few months to the end of the season, the Kitende based side were eliminated for the Uganda Cup by Big League side Proline FC to leave them competing for only the League.Last week, Nam Ouma’s side were defeated 2-1 at home by URA FC, leaving them 9 points behind leaders KCCA FC with only three games to play.With the Kasasiros only one point away from sealing the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, everyone at Kitende knows that they will be relinquishing the crown they won last season and there is nothing they can do about it, save for praying for a miracle.As they try to somehow keep their slim hopes alive, they come up against one of the stand out performers in the League this season.Despite sitting in 9th on the log, the Cops have scored the second most total of goals (40). Only KCCA FC (52), have scored more goals this season than Police.Police have scored the second most goals in the League this season.The goals go in at the front end but the team’s down fall has been the inability to shut out opponents.Going into Tuesday’s game, Abdallah Mubiru’s side have conceded a League third most 42 goals with only the bottom two of Paidha Black Angels (47) and Nyamityobora (46), letting in more.If they can shut out Vipers at the back end, a victory over the Venoms is very much with the reach of Police.Team News:Vipers’ Tom Masiko who is suffering from a fever will have to face a late fitness test ahead of this match. Bobosi Byaruhanga limped off during the match against URA FC and is ruled out of this game with an ankle injury. Dan Sserunkuma is back in the squad after serving his one match suspension for accumulating three yellow cards. Taddeo Lwanga is suspended for this tie after accumulating three yellow cards accumulation. Halid Lwaliwa is still out nursing a groin injury.Police FC come into the game a little depleted with midfield gems Hassan Kalega and Ashraf Mugume ineligible to play against parent side while wingers Johnson Odong and Ruben Kimera are doubtful for the tie as well as left back Arafat Galiwango.Match Facts:This will be the 19th meeting between the two sides since November 2011.In the previous 18, Vipers have triumphed on 10 occasions, Police 4 times with the other four ending in stalemates.However, Police have won both of their last two League meetings with Vipers scoring four goals and conceding only one.The reverse fixture last season ended in a 2-1 win for Police before Vipers defeated the Cops 1-0 in this season’s first round.Police come into the game on a four game unbeaten run, winning two and drawing the other two. Their last League loss came against Bul FC (2-1) at the start of last month.At home, the Cops have lost only one of their last 11 League games (W7 D3). The only defeat in that period was in the 4-1 loss against Nyamityobora on January 29th.For Vipers, they come into the game on the back of a three game winless run (D2 L1). Their last victory in the League was against Maroons, defeating the Prison side 2-0 at Kitende at the end of last month.The Venoms have also been in wanting form away from home lately as they are winless in their last 5 travels (D4 L1). Their last victory away from home was in the 1-0 win against Nyamityobra at the start of February.The other games to be played on Tuesday @4:30pm:-Ndejje University vs KCCA FC-Maroons FC vs SC Villa-Nyamityobora vs Tooro UnitedComments last_img read more

Letterkenny’s Main Street blocked after fire breaks out at rear of businesses

first_imgAn investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire on Letterkenny Main Street this evening.The fire, at the rear of Lily’s Bistro, Paddy Power bookmakers and The Cottage Bar started just after 9pm.Members of Letterkenny Fire Service rushed to the scene of the blaze which started in sheds at the rear of the premises. It is not known at this stage what caused the fire.A number of officers doused the sheds to prevent the fire from spreading.The Main Street remains blocked off as of 10.30pm as fire tenders deal with the fire.Smoke from the fire bellowed down the town’s Main Street as crowds gathered to see the cause of the fire. Nobody was injured in the blaze but considerable damage was caused to the sheds.The fire at sheds at the back of Letterkenny’s Main Street. Pic by Donegal Daily.Letterkenny’s Main Street blocked after fire breaks out at rear of businesses was last modified: June 26th, 2018 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

Donegal school scoops €2,500 in national sticker competition

first_imgScoil Baile An Caislean, St Johnston has won €2,500 for sports equipment in the Aldi Play Rugby primary school sticker competition.Principal Liesel Toner and pupils were recently presented with the cheque by Seamus McDermott, store manager from Aldi Buncrana.School principal Liesel Toner receiving the cheque from Seamus McDermott, store manager from Aldi Buncrana alongside Rachel Wilson and Conor White, pupils from Scoil Baile An Caislean. ©INPHO/Bryan KeaneThe much-welcomed cash prize was won through a great show of teamwork by the school as they collected stickers from their local Aldi to fill an Irish Rugby poster. Each primary school that submitted a valid poster will receive an Aldi Play Rugby kit bag which includes rugby balls, water bottles and water bottle holders per completed poster.Pupils from Scoil Baile An Caislean with the chequeDue to the phenomenal success of the campaign, Aldi will be sending out over 16,000 rugby balls and over 24,000 water bottles to primary schools across the country.In the same competition, Scoil Naomh Treasa in Clonmany was one of two winners to be awarded the top prize of €50,000 to give their sports facilities a makeover.Donegal school scoops €2,500 in national sticker competition was last modified: May 28th, 2019 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:Scoil Baile An CaisleanSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Chelsea linked with Stones as Luis is tipped to complete £20m move

first_imgTottenham have leapfrogged Chelsea and Arsenal in a race to sign Everton defender John Stones, the Daily Express say.It is claimed that the Blues want Stones but that Spurs have targeted him as a potential replacement for Jan Vertonghen, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona.The Express also say Gary Cahill will be offered a new four-year contract by Chelsea, while the Daily Mail reports that Filipe Luis is close to completing a £20m move to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid.The Mail also say Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.Cahill has been tipped to sign a new deal.There continues to be speculation that Real Madrid’s Germany midfielder Sami Khedira could join Chelsea rather than Arsenal.The north London club are ready to end their interest in Khedira, 27, because of his wage demands, according to the Daily Mirror.And the Daily Telegraph reports that Petr Cech has returned to full training three weeks ahead of schedule following his shoulder problem.The Chelsea goalkeeper, who is reportedly wanted by Paris St-Germain, was injured in the Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid and missed the final matches of last season.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more