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Dyke hails ‘special’ Davis

first_imgIT has been a wonderful season so far for Edwin Allen second year Class Three athlete Kevona Davis.The defending double sprint champion looks a cinch in repeating that feat once again as she has recorded the fastest times by any schoolgirl this season in both the 100m and 200m.At the Carifta Trials, she won the Under-17 100m in 11.43 seconds, then at the Digicel Grand Prix finals, she clocked a fast 23.32 seconds to win the 200m as she sent our her warnings ahead of Champs 2017.After seeing his charge clocking those fantastic times, head coach of Edwin Allen Michael Dyke described Davis as a special talent and says he is not surprised by her impressive times so far this season.”I expected this from her, and based on her performances last year, I expect her to do great things this year”, said Dyke.”She is a very special athlete, and she has not been doing anything beyond her age group.”GREAT TALENT”From she came in her first year in Class Four we realised her great talent despite her not competing then due to a broken leg,” said Dyke, who added that he thinks the youngster is better over the 200m.”This is so because she tends to be a little bit slow at the start of her races especially in the 100m, and when she does so in the 200m, she has more time to recover and she really loves the 200m,” he said.Dyke is also confident that the long standing record of 23.11 seconds done by Holmwood’s Champs great Anneisha McLaughlin will be broken by Davis at this year’s championships.”I think so. Once the condition is right and she is in a good frame of mind and she is healthy, the possibility exists that this record could go”, Dyke notes. “She is very good running around the curve despite being such a tall athlete, and my only concern is at the start with her coming out of the blocks and really executing, but she has time, and we can work on that.”last_img read more

“Please do not return” should be the slogan for the State newspaper

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Chronicle Archive is not open to the public, please do not return.That should be the new slogan.I was tasked with a small research project which I started off by visiting the National Library on Thursday, July 25, 2019, and I was told that they do not have the years of the newspapers I need to access and even if they do, the pages are brittle and stored away. My best bet would be the National Archives. I proceeded to that State entity and was also informed that the pages are also brittle of the years I need and they are not allowed to be used by the public. I was advised to visit the Guyana Chronicle.I ventured off to the office of the Guyana Chronicle and it was a nightmarish experience. I was told it is not possible because the librarian is not available. The General Manager approached me nicely and gave me all assurance that I will need to return on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 10:00h, which I did.The librarian approached me and I was ushered into the library section with a visitors ID badge. I was questioned about the reason I needed to use the newspapers and what years. I said I need to see the reports for Queen Elisabeth’s first visit which I was told, was in February 1966 and July and August 1969 for other reports. The librarian ventured off and brought to her office the stack of newsprints of the State visit of the Queen. I was then told that I will need to furnish a letter to the editor before any data is extracted. I almost fell through the floor. I was then informed that the Guyana Chronicle Archive is not open to the public. I told the librarian that it should not be because it is the State-owned newspaper and the public has a right to research and extract data. She picked up the phone and was whispering to whoever she was speaking to and then I was told that I will need to revisit during the first week in August. I asked for the General Manager and I was told she is away from office.Prior to this visit, I visited the said office a short while ago and I had access to the newspapers and conducted research and took photos from the old newspapers. No fault of the librarian because it was obvious she was taking orders from someone else and in this case, the person she was whispering to from the other end of the phone. She was basically doing her job.I realised I was never going to have access to retrieve any data for my research during this round. I was so disappointed to actually witness the stack of newspapers in close proximity and have to leave without having any access to do my research.I have always thought that the archive of the State-owned newspaper, Guyana Chronicle, was open to the public but little did I know, it is not. It’s a private archive.As I was leaving, the receptionist was kind enough to say she was sorry about everything. I told her not to be sorry about anything because everything seems to be going wrong in this country.Just a reminder to Guyana Chronicle, at the end of the day it’s the public who advertises in your newspaper, pays for your daily newsprints from the vendors who sell them and it’s the monies generated which contributes to the payment of salaries for your staff.Yours faithfully,T Pembertonlast_img read more

15-year-old found dead on Charity Public Road

first_imgThe site where the body was foundA 15-year-old boy was found dead in a pool of blood along the Charity Public Road, Essequibo on Wednesday evening.Dead is Ryan Glasgow of Charity New Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).While information about what transpired is limited, his uncle believes that he was murdered and his body dumped at the location. Other relatives suspected he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident.Based on reports, the body was found on the roadway about 22:30h. At the time of the discovery, there were several marks of violence about the body.The teenager’s uncle, Vincent Glasgow told Guyana Times on Thursday that his nephew attended the Charity Secondary School, but was sent to the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) for a misdemeanour.After leaving the correctional facility, Ryan took up odd jobs to provide for himself and grandmother. His parents and brother would usually work in the interior and are rarely seen.“He used to go to school, at the Charity Secondary School. He working for the past two years since he come out from NOC. He does normally go about and you know, help people with the daily chores and he does get a lil’ money.”On Wednesday night, the elder Glasgow recalled that his nephew ventured out about 21:30h to meet a friend and complete a small job that was pending. He then boarded a taxi with three other persons.The man stated that it was customary for the teenager to work late in the night. However, he does not believe his death was an accident.The body was taken to the Suddie Funeral Parlour, where a post-mortem examination was conducted. Police have since launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the young man’s demise.last_img read more

Sunshine Snacks Presents Grand Prize to Trinidad for CPL Finals

first_imgSunshine Snacks, the official snack of The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), launched its CPL promotion on the August 26, 2019.Sunshine Snacks Country Manager Jeranzee Marques hands over the winning prize to Savitri BasdeoCustomers who purchased Peanuts had a chance to win cricket bats, hampers and tickets to the matches at the Providence stadium. However, the grand prize up for grabs was an all-expenses paid trip for 2 to Trinidad for the finals.The lucky winner of the grand prize, Savitri Basdeo, expressed her excitement about going to Trinidad to watch the Guyana Amazon Warriors compete in the finals this Saturday 12th October.“I saw the promotion on social media and decided to look for the Peanuts with the CPL logo when I was shopping in the supermarket one afternoon. When I got home, after unpacking my grocery I sat my bed with my phone looking for the code to enter on the site. I thought that was that.”Basdeo stated she initially missed the call but received a second call and the representative from Sunshine Snacks in Trinidad announced to her she had won the grand prize, which she thought was a prank.She said she was not expecting to win the grand prize but was ‘extra excited and very appreciative’ because it has always been a wish of hers, as a cricket fan, to go and experience the finals in Trinidad.It is even more special for her because she never traveled to Trinidad.Jeranzee Marques, country manager of Sunshine Snacks, who handed over the prize to the winner, stated he would like to thank all the participants and he was extremely happy Sunshine Snack was able to make a long wish possible for someone.last_img read more

Fred Hall Show is just around bend

first_imgThe 61st annual Fred Hall Fishing Tackle, Boat, and Travel Show will be held March 7-11 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. One of the largest consumer shows in the nation, there are hundreds of tackle, boat, and destination exhibitors along with over 400 seminars throughout the duration of the show. Show hours are 2-9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $13 for adults, with kids 15 and under free with paying adult. For information or directions, call 805-389-3339 or go to This particular show is the most comprehensive fishing show of all for Southern California fishermen. If you attend the show, I will try to greet you fellow anglers in the Sitka Alaska Kingfisher Charters booth along with Seth Bone, the owner of the charter. Seth and I go back many years, as I was one of his original customers. Seth will inform you about the Berkley Alaska Grand Slam Tournament that’s forming now for the upcoming season. Every fish caught by an angler in the tournament earns that angler points which are totaled at the end to determine the winners. The fish I have caught in the past fishing with Seth were all high quality fish like the pacific halibut that weighs sometimes in the 200-pound class, king salmon, big rockfish, and super big lingcod. Seth will be taking signups from all those anglers interested in fishing out of Sitka. Attention halibut fishermen. With the grunion massing in the shallow water of the beaches the halibut are also gathering for the feast. Your chances of catching trophy-size halibut won’t get any better. Halibut spend their lives chasing grunion especially during these runs. Anglers can catch the flatties throwing jigs, feathers and rubber tails from the sand. The very best bait though is a grunion, dead or alive. It’s always tough trying to get a live grunion on the hook because you cannot use nets or any other entrapment devices to catch them. You have to use your hands to catch them. It really isn’t difficult to use fresh dead grunion because the halibut like them either way, dead or alive. Just nose-hook the grunion, place a sinker about 2 feet above the hooked grunion, cast it out and slowly drag it back. Oops on lingcod My face is really red. I reported in last week’s column a wrong time for the lingcod season to open. Actually I knew better but I guess my finger got stuck on the wrong month. Lingcod season opens April 1, not May 1 as I reported. Don Ashley of Pierpoint really chewed me out about the mistake because the landings all depend on the rockfish season to carry them through the winter, especially the lingcod fishery. With the rockfish season starting today the landings are gearing up to offer as much fishing as possible for the public. Pierpoint Landing will send out two boats. The 3/4-day boat Tradition leaves at 7 a.m. and the 1/2-day boat Southern Cal departs at 10 a.m. Ashley advises anglers to prepare 2 hook leaders and carry sinkers from 6 ounces to 12 ounces. The maximum depth that the sportboats can fish is 360 feet so reels should be packed with at least 30-pound test line. I suggest you call the landings for more information. The phone number for Pierpoint is 562-983-9300. L.A. Harbor Sportfishing will be sending the Sportking on the 3/4-day run while their sportboat the Matt Walsh will handle the 1/2-day trip. Phone is 310-547-9916. Long Beach Sportfishing is in its sixth week of the Pot Of Gold Halibut Tourney and the biggest fish so far is a 37-pounder. Last week’s big fish was a 17-pounder caught by Mike Kim of Diamond Bar. Long Beach Sportfishing will be sending its boat the Liberty to Catalina for the larger rockfish. Their phone number is 562-432-8993. Dario Romero of Chino Hills won the Tundra & Lightning fishing tournament at Corona Lake last Sunday. His rainbow trout weighed 16 pounds to win an all expenses paid 6 days and 5 nights at the Hotel Punta Colorada in Cabo San Lucas. One thing that makes fishing in the Santa Ana River Lakes different from the other lakes is the fact that anytime you have a hook in the water, you might hook the biggest trout in your life. They have already taken 18- to 20-pounders and there are plenty more just like them swimming around. I recommend using large inflated nightcrawlers. Certificates awarded The Long Beach Rod and Gun Club awarded 21st century record-setting certificates in the Fishing/Hunting Tournament to Mike Carnes – 106-pound mako shark; Roland Huberts – 200-pound thresher shark; Jack Wilson – 235-pound pacific halibut, and Jim Wilson – 45-pound lingcod. Corresponding Secretary Awards were given to Ray Tiller – Fisherman of the Year; Jack Wilson – Hunter of the Year; Alan Adam and Jim Trout – Outstanding Co-Members of the Year, and Jim Olds and Lou McConkey – Sportsmen of the Year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Grunion time It’s that time again. The grunion begin their annual spawning ritual Sunday night. Each set of necessary high tides is listed below for the month of March. The season closes during April and May. It reopens for June, July and August. I will list the primary running nights in future columns. Don’t forget your fishing license. last_img read more

Ronaldo’s Portugal arrive in Russia for World Cup

first_imgRonaldo and his compatriots received a traditional Russian welcome during a bread and salt ceremony upon arrival at their team base camp in Kratovo, a leafy village 40km southeast of Moscow.The Real Madrid star was the last player off the team bus escorted by police to the team’s tournament headquarters after touching down at Zhukosvky Airport on the outskirts of Moscow.Portugal are scheduled to hold their first team session at the Saturn training centre at 1130 local time (0830 GMT) on Sunday.Fernando Santos’s side will need no reminding of the importance of their opening match against Spain, after a 4-0 defeat by Germany in Brazil fours years ago set the tone for a dismal group stage exit.The winner on June 15 at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium will be in pole position to come out on top in a Group B that also includes Morocco and Iran.The top two teams from each group qualify for the last 16.The Spaniards arrived at their own base in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar on Thursday.Portugal are ranked fourth by FIFA and won nine of their 10 European qualifying group matches.It will be the team’s seventh World Cup appearance and the 33-year-old Ronaldo’s fourth and likely last campaign.Their best result saw them finish third in 1966.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal touch down in Russia © AFP / Yuri KADOBNOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 9 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal arrived Saturday in Russia to begin final preparations for a World Cup campaign that pits them against arch-rivals Spain.The European champions play their Iberian neighbours in the 2014 Winter Olympics host city Sochi in the opening match for both nations Friday.last_img read more

Emery fined Sh1mn for kicking water bottle towards fans

first_imgThe FA had announced on Thursday that the Spaniard had been charged over the incident — which took place at full-time of the Gunners’ 1-1 draw on the south coast — although Emery himself had initially hoped his apologising to the home supporter would have been enough to see him escape punishment.“I hope so, yes,” the former Paris Saint-Germain boss had said when asked whether his apology should be the end of the matter.“But I have to respect the decision because it is a circumstance of my action but not another intention from me with the supporter. I say to them my apology.”Emery has however escaped a touchline ban and will be free to take charge when Fulham visit the Emirates on New Year’s Day.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal manager Unai Emery accepted a charge of improper conduct and an £8,000 fine for kicking a water bottle into the crowd during his side’s Boxing Day clash with Brighton © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery was fined Sh1mn ($10,000) on Monday for kicking a water bottle into the crowd during his side’s Boxing Day draw at Brighton after admitting to a Football Association charge.“Unai Emery has been fined Sh1mn (£8,000) after he admitted an FA improper conduct charge and accepted the standard penalty,” English football’s governing body announced said in a statement.last_img read more

Ranking! The 10 biggest deals of January 2016 featuring £55.5m of new signings

first_img 10 8. Mario Suarez – from Fiorentina to Watford for £4m – The Hornets have made a habit of targeting Italy in their recruitment process, and Suarez, who came through Atletico Madrid’s academy, is the latest from Serie A to make the move to Vicarage Road. The Spain midfielder struggled to settle at Fiorentina; therefore making it difficult to predict how well he can adapt to the challenge the Premier League offers. His influence could be determined by how Quique Sánchez Flores utilises his new signing. 9. Alexandre Pato – from Corinthians to Chelsea on a six-month loan deal – Some Chelsea supporters will still be raising an eyebrow over this deal, with the Brazilian having suffered a similar – but not quite as tragic – fall from grace as Radamel Falcao. With Diego Costa the first choice striker at Stamford Bridge, he’ll have to impress Guus Hiddink quickly. It remains to be seen whether he’ll have an impact on Chelsea’s dismal Premier League position. 10 10 6. Steven Naismith – from Everton to Norwich City for £8.5m – The Scotland international is a nightmare in front of goal for defenders, and he quickly illustrated just how crucial he could be for the relegation-threatened Canaries, getting his name on the scoresheet in his debut for the club against Liverpool. It’s unsurprising he opted to walk away from Goodison Park given Romelu Lukaku’s prolific form, and his attention will now turn to his new club’s Premier League safety. 10 5. Benik Afobe – from Wolves to Bournemouth for £10m – Much has been said of Afobe’s rather hefty price tag, but the striker himself has assured fans that his transfer fee won’t affect his performances. While this is easier said than done, it didn’t take long for him to open his account for the Cherries, scoring his first for the club in a 3-0 win over Norwich City. He then followed this up with another in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland. The signs are certainly promising that Eddie Howe made the right decision in encouraging Bournemouth to cough up the cash. 7. Andros Townsend – from Tottenham Hotspur to Newcastle for £12m – A boyhood Spurs fan, the England international looked to have been forced out of White Hart Lane. He has shown glimpses of magic in his career to date, notably for Roy Hodgson’s England, and he could have the last laugh at St James’ Park. He’ll be desperate to make an impression with the Euro 2016 finals in the summer, and this incentive could make him a top signing for the club. 4. Sam Byram – from Leeds United to West Ham for an undisclosed fee – With Carl Jenkinson having suffered a season-ending injury, Byram could be called into action far more than both he and Slaven Bilic may have expected. The 22-year-old impressed after replacing Jenkinson in the Hammers’ 2-2 draw with Manchester City, making an ‘unexpected’ Premier League debut, and expectations are high that he has an exciting future with his new club. 10. Mohamed Elneny – from Basel to Arsenal for £5m. Check out nine more of the biggest January deals by clicking the arrow above – The Egyptian struggled on his debut for the Gunners at the weekend, with Burnley offering him an example of the challenging physicality in England. After the FA Cup clash, Arsene Wenger admitted that the midfielder will have to adapt quickly, but he can take inspiration from the quick transformation of Francis Coquelin. At £5m, Elneny hasn’t broken Arsenal’s bank and, if given a run of games, could prove the bargain signing of this season’s winter window. 3. Jonjo Shelvey – from Swansea City to Newcastle United for £12m – Shelvey himself confessed that he was close to tears during the final few months of his time at the Liberty Stadium, suggesting that an exit wasn’t what he wanted at the beginning of the season. That is now history, and almost immediately he showed the Magpies faithful that he could be well worth his price tag, impressing on his debut versus West Ham. Most will agree that the 23-year-old has bags of ability – it’s his consistency that is the concern. With the January transfer window now closed, there were plenty of moves that could have an impact on the second half of the season.Jonjo Shelvey and Charlie Austin have already excited their new club’s fans, while on loan strikers Alexandre Pato and Emmanuel Adebayor will be out to silence their critics in the Premier League.But who, on paper, are the best deals of the January transfer window?No one can say for sure, as it is too early to tell, but what we can assess is which players have the most potential to succeed and those signings that have excited fans the most.talkSPORT has ranked the top 10 transfers of the last 31 days – read our assessment by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 10 2. Giannelli Imbula – from Porto to Stoke City for £18.3m – The Potters smashed their club record signing fee when they splashed out over £18m to bring France under-21 international Imbula to the Britannia Stadium on deadline day. At just 23 years of age, it’s a mark of how highly Imbula is rated that Mark Hughes persuaded his bosses to cough up such a large sum for a player with relatively little experience, having spent just a few months at Porto, after joining from Marseille next summer. 10 10 10 10 10 1. Charlie Austin – from QPR to Southampton for £4m – Austin couldn’t have dreamed of a better debut for the Saints after scoring the winner against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Many were left scratching their heads as to why no Premier League club pushed for his signature in the summer, and those interested will no doubt be frustrated at not making an offer. Having cost just £4m, he isn’t considered a gamble signing, despite his poor injury record, and he could lead Southampton’s top six fight.last_img read more


first_imgMoville GAA News:Moville GAA Easter Camp takes place for all boys and girls U-6 to U-12 on Monday March 21st to Wednesday March 23rd from 10am to 1pm at the GAA pitch. Application forms are available in the local primary schools or at training on Saturday mornings. Cost is 20euro per child if paid before March 19th. Otherwise 10euro per day. Discounts are available for families of 3 or more. Payments & bookings can be made at the clubhouse on Saturday mornings. Any enquiries contact Dave Lee 086-1921046. Book early as places are limited.U-8 players of the week Jake Moore and Fola McGinley. U-10 Daithi Peto and Erin Mullen.Our Minor boys got their league campaign off to a winning start last Wednesday night with a victory over Carndonagh  on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-06. Well done lads. Congratulations to Padhraic Skelly on making it thought the under 16 county development squad trials and has now made the development squad. The club will also be represented in the county ladies u-16 squad by, Tara Hegarty, Aoibh Faulkner, Eimear McLaughlin Niamh and Clodagh Skelly when they take on Tyrone next Sunday and with Liam Skelly at the helm it will be another proud day for our members to represent our club at county level.The preseason training for the club’s senior men is at an end as the start of the all county league begins on Saturday afternoon when the club welcome Red Hughs Killygordon to the Carrick field with a throw in at 3:30pm. Please come along and support the lads. Lotto results 7th March.No jackpot winner€50 winner Eddie mc Intyre c/o the baker.Winning Numbe 5,11,16,21.Next weeks jackpot €5,700 Many thanks for your continued contributions and support!!!!Anyone wanting to have notes added to the papers whether it’s upcoming fixtures, match reports or any other club related events that you want people to know about can you inform the PRO by 5pm Sunday. Details can be sent via private mail on our club Facebook page or an email to pro.moville.donegal@gaa.ieGAA NEWS: MOVILLE MINORS EARN SUPERB WIN OVER CARNDONAGH was last modified: March 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAmovilleSportlast_img read more


first_imgThe trial begins today of a Co Donegal man charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Garda Gary McLaughlin.Garda McLaughlin, 24, a native of Ballinmaore in Co Leitrim, was killed when his patrol car was involved in a collision with another car at Lisfannon, Burt on December 13th, 2009.Martin McDermott of Castlegrove, Raphoe, has denied the offence. The trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court, before Judge John O’Hagan, is expected to last three days.EndsTRIAL BEGINS OF MAN CHARGED WITH DANGEROUS DRIVING CAUSING DEATH OF DONEGAL GARDA was last modified: July 18th, 2011 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:Garda Gary McLaughlinMartin McDermottlast_img read more