We’ll be coming to take the title – JC’s Wasome

first_imgHe might have been a youngster looking on when the ‘Dark Blues’ last won the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys’ Championships in 2011.Now that Obrien Wasome is Jamaica College (JC) team captain, the Class One star jumper is warning favourites Calabar High School and runner-up Kingston College (KC) that his team will reign supreme at the March 15-19 championship.The Old Hope Road institution had consecutive third-place finishes in 2014 and last year, where they accumulated 200 points, mainly from a very strong jumps and field events team.This year, the captain, who is hoping to lead from the front, says the team is more balanced with sprinting prowess and coming to win.”We last won Champs in 2011, and that is a big gap. As captain, what I am looking to do is just put inspiration into our team,” said Wasome.”We have a very good team, so we are just going all out for a Champs win, with determination and hard work. We will deliver on the track,” he told The Gleaner last Saturday following successful performances at the Gibson-McCook Relays inside the National Stadium.Wasome’s JC confidently captured the Class One Boys’ 4x100m in 40.01 ahead of St Jago, 40.44 and Cornwall College, 40.57.”We can’t be seen as underdogs. We have an all-round team and we will be coming to take the title. We will lead from the start and no one is going to catch us; no catching JC,” he warned.Wasome ran a superb starting leg to power JC to a sensational win, as their main challengers at the event, as well as next month’s championships, Calabar High and KC, fell, giving JC an even more comfortable win.”In the heats, I wasn’t satisfied with the start, but in the final, I got it and we got it right. It’s a good feeling knowing it’s my last Gibson Relays competing for Jamaica College and walking away with a gold and a silver. I am very happy for that,” he explained.Wasome also picked up silver in the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.21 metres behind Damar White, 7.37m, of the University of Technology. Laurel Gordon of G.C. Foster College was third at 7.17 metres.last_img read more

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FEU ends NU’s streak, gets share of second spot

first_imgMOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Lady Tamaraws hiked their record to 4-2 and joined defending champion De La Salle and Ateneo at the second seed while the Lady Bulldogs remained atop the pile with a 5-1 card despite the loss.After Bernadeth Pons scored off a powerful crosscourt kill to give FEU a 23-18 lead in the fourth set, the Lady Bulldogs managed to put a scare after NU got a couple of free points, a net touch and service error, to inch within 24-20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNU, though, ironically got handed the loss after Roma Doromal’s last attempt went out of bounds.FEU head coach George Pascua is hoping his team can sustain the momentum from his huge victory. Far Eastern University stunned previously unbeaten National University, 25-22, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20, and created a three-way logjam for second place in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Tabora hopes to help bring back interest in bowling with PSA recognition It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “This is a big help for us, especially for the team’s morale,” said Pascua in Filipino. “Hopefully we can sustain the momentum, the consistency, and the effort.”Pons led FEU with 18 points while Toni Rose Basas and Celine Domingo added 16 and 12 points, respectively.Risa Sato had 14 points to lead NU with Jaja Santiago and Aiko Urdas coming away with 13 and 11 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

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NEBC Bantam Trackers finish off strong at Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament

first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Bantam Trackers finished off strong at the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament.The Tournament took place at the McArthur Island Sports Centre from January 2 to the 6.The Trackers had a tough start at KIBIHT but managed to finish off strong with more three wins.- Advertisement -On Friday night, January 4, the Trackers faced the Comox Valley Chiefs for game four of the Tournament. After a tough game, the Trackers won 8-5 over the Chiefs.Then on Saturday, January 5, the Trackers took on the Victoria Racquet Club for game five of the Tournament. It was a bit of a close game, but the Trackers managed to beat the VRC 5-3.The Trackers would then advance to game six as they faced the Vancouver Thunderbirds in the Consolation Final on Sunday. The Trackers would sweep the game, winning 3-0 over the Thunderbirds.Advertisement The Bantam Trackers managed to win four games at KIBIHT in Kamloops.The next Tournament for the Bantam Trackers is January 18 to the 20 in Prince George.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN FACE ROBERT EMMETTS IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgNaomh Ultan GAA NotesRoyal Flush Lotto –The Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of the 20/07/2014 were 3, 8, 11 & 13, there was no winner of this week’s jackpot. Consolation prizes went to John Shovlin, Castletown, Damien McIntyre, Mac’s and Patrick McGowan, St. John’s Point.40th Anniversary Celebrations -Saturday August 9th marks the 40th anniversary celebrations of CLG Naomh Ultan. Meetings will take place every Thursday from now on upstairs in the clubhouse at 8:30pm. There is a large amount of work involved for the celebrations, therefore we would ask for as much help as possible to make it a success. All welcome to attend meetings.Adult Football –The Seniors are in championship action this Saturday away to Robert Emmetts at 7:30pm, all support would be greatly appreciated. SuperValu Kits for Clubs –We have teamed up with Rooney’s SuperValu, Killybegs and Kavanagh’s SuperValu, Donegal Town to help our club receive a free O’Neill’s training equipment kit through SuperValu Kits for Clubs.Every time you spend €20 in a single transaction in the above two stores you will receive 1 voucher. The till operator will hand you this pre-printed voucher along with your till receipt at time of payment. Drop this voucher in the Club entry box located at the customer service desk in store. When 1,000 vouchers have been collected, SuperValu will send our Club the kit for free. As valued club members, we would ask all to part-take in this initiative to ensure our club reaches the target of 1,000 vouchers and is awarded a new training kit. Please be sure to let your friends and family know about this promotion.​GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN FACE ROBERT EMMETTS IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 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:GAANaomh UltanNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Frank Lampard shown red card during Derby defeat to Rotherham

first_imgLampard was frustrated by second-half decisions as Tom Lawrence was sent off before Rotherham took the lead from the penalty spot.The final straw came when the Rams then had a penalty appeal of their own turned down, causing the 40-year-old to cross a line with the officials.Derby dropped to seventh in the table while Rotherham climbed to 14th. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer 1 Lampard had to watch the final 12 minutes from the stands impact ROUND-UP Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place EFL result Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues stalemate Latest Championship News goalless REPLY Derby manager Frank Lampard was sent off during his side’s 1-0 defeat to Rotherham on Saturday.The former Chelsea midfielder received a red card for the first time in his managerial career after losing his cool on the touchline. GREAT NEWS last_img read more

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DOZENS OF DONEGAL SPORTS CLUB TO BENEFIT FROM €30 MILLION FUND

first_imgDozens of sports club across Donegal are to benefit from a fund of more than €30 million announced by the Department of Tourism and Sport today.The funding is part of a new round of Sports Capital funding being made available.Nationally a fund of €30m has been earmarked to develop sporting facilities and purchase sports equipment for sports clubs and organisations throughout the length and breadth of Ireland. In welcoming the announcement Junior Minister Dinny McGinley said “I am delighted to see that this Government has reinstated the Sports Capital Programme. It is now some 4 years since any club or voluntary organisation could source funding to improve their facilities or purchase new equipment.“At a time when a major emphasis is being placed on getting people, more active, and encouraging them to get fit and stay fit from a young age, facilities are needed now more than ever.”This new scheme will also be open to far more clubs and groups than ever before, as a strict requirement on landownership has been relaxed.In the past, all applicants had to own their land or have it on a long lease. “Clubs in these circumstances will now be able to apply for grants of up to €25,000 to upgrade facilities. In addition, the minimum amount of matching funding which clubs and organisations will need to provide themselves in order to apply for a grant has been halved from the previous round of the programme in 2008”.Groups in CLÁR areas will only need to raise a minimum of 10% of the project cost in order to apply.Groups in non-disadvantaged areas will only need to raise a minimum of 15% of the project cost in order to apply.“I want to acknowledge the significant amount of additional work which I know committees at club level will embark upon now in the process of local fund raising and in fulfilling the criteria as set out by the guidelines of the scheme. Be assured that your work is valued not just by club members but also by the wider community whom you also serve.” said Minister McGinley.Application forms and information about how to apply is available on the website: www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie DOZENS OF DONEGAL SPORTS CLUB TO BENEFIT FROM €30 MILLION FUND was last modified: March 28th, 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)last_img read more

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EBOLA LATEST: HEARTACHE FOR DONEGAL FAMILY AFTER 44-YEAR-OLD WITH MALARIA DIES

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: THE MAN who died in South West Donegal and whose remains were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital to be tested for the Ebola virus was 44-year-old Dessie Quinn.He had returned to Ireland from Sierra Leone two weeks ago where he was working for a Dublin-based company on a cable project.He had been treated for malaria, but had been in good form over the weekend, local people said. Mr Quinn was a much-loved father of one; with many tributes to him on social media sites tonight.He lived between Inver and Mountcharles; his large extended family are said to be ‘distraught’ at his death.“He had been sick all right,” said one family friend, “but he had been in great form at the weekend so his death at home came out of the blue.”The HSE is currently assessing the suspected case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Donegal. Until a diagnosis is confirmed, and as a precautionary measure, Mr Quinn’s remains will stay in the mortuary pending the laboratory results which are expected late tomorrow.The risk of transmission of any disease is considered to beextremely low. As a precautionary measure, appropriate infection controlprocedures are being put in place in the community and at the mortuarypending the outcome of laboratory tests.Dr. Darina O’Flanagan, Head of the HSE Health ProtectionSurveillance Centre, said; “In general, the risk of contracting Ebolavirus disease is extremely low and would involve very close personalcontact with the infected individual or their body fluids for there tobe any risk at all.”“We await the outcome of the laboratory tests before we willknow whether or not this individual had contracted Ebola virus disease.The appropriate public health guidelines are being followed at everystage in this process as a precaution.”Further information on Ebola virus disease can be found on theHPSC’s website at http://www.hpsc.ie/   andhttp://www.hpsc.ie/A-Z/Vectorborne/ViralHaemorrhagicFever/Ebola/ . EBOLA LATEST: HEARTACHE FOR DONEGAL FAMILY AFTER 44-YEAR-OLD WITH MALARIA DIES was last modified: August 22nd, 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:deathebolaletterkennyMOUNTCHARLESlast_img read more

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Kyrie Irving rips Warriors for Durant’s injury, but Cavs did similar to him in 2015 Finals

first_imgThe Brooklyn Nets convened their media day Friday. Kyrie Irving took the first shot.It was aimed at the Warriors and their handling of Kevin Durant’s injuries during the playoffs — specifically the Achilles tear in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.“A lot of people have responsibilities for why that ended up happening, how it happened on a national scale,” Irving said according to Josh Schrock of NBC Sports Bay Area, who apparently scored some audio and/or video from the Nets’ event. “We all know …last_img read more

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Standing Desks for Creative Professionals

first_imgFor desk bound digital creatives, standing at your desk could add years to your life…as long as you’re doing it the right way.Sitting all day long, all week long, all year long is literally shaving years off your life and increasing your chances of unpleasant health issues cropping up in your life (scroll to the bottom of this post for all the gory details). But it doesn’t have to be that way. Moving yourself to a standing desk is a great way to work more productively, stave off death and enjoy your career for longer. In this post we’ll share the experiences of a few folks that are doing it right…and how you can get the most out of a standing desk setup!Thanks to Animation Mentor and Shelby Cass, a certified Ergonomist who counts Pixar and Electronic Arts as some of her clients, you can learn how to set up your standing desk for maximum comfort and ergonomic safety. Take 5 minutes now and find how well your standing desk is set up. If you don’t have standing desk, not to worry, Shelby has some great tips for setting up your chair correctly and how to sit at your desk properly. Hacking Standing DesksIf you don’t have a standing desk you can find plenty of good tutorials online about hacking a standing desk together from IKEA parts, like this post over on LifeHacker.org. One of the nicest looking, storage packed desks is the ‘Spaceship’ from Peter Marks. You can see how he went from this monstrosity to this sleek looking IKEA hack that only costs $250.Others have taken Peter’s Spaceship 2.0 standing desk even further and added the ultimate in standing desk cool – a treadmill. Not only will you live longer, you’ll walk further and be healthier too.Personally I have to be a bit more flexible with my working space and I also wanted to be able to work out exactly what heights things would be comfortable at. So I hacked a quick and dirty prototype of a standing desk that can easily be folded down when I want to sit or when I need to take my entire editing set-up down. Although it looks a bit crazy it is actually very sturdy and takes only 10 seconds to put away completely. The cook books holding up the keyboard crate were added in after a day or two as I found the keyboard slightly uncomfortable. A couple of inches made all the difference.Quick Tips for Working At A Standing DeskHaving been working in standing mode for the past few weeks I can definitely recommend it. Not only does it help you stay more focused, and therefore more productive, but you don’t feel as sluggish towards the end of the day. That said I would also recommend moving between sitting and standing throughout the day, as extended periods of standing still aren’t that great for you either, health wise.Even though you’re standing you still need to take breaks away from the computer to avoid being too glassy eyed by the end of the day. I previously blogged about a really useful Mac Widget that helps me take breaks at regular intervals.Lastly if you are going to invest in a standing desk it is definitely worth making some kind of prototype before you invest in an IKEA hack, or a super fancy standing desk like this one (above) from Updesk. Hack-wise you really need to test out what heights are most comfortable for you, and make the most ergonomic sense !Why Sitting Is Killing YouThe following graphic (courtesy of MedicalBillingandCoding) illustrates just how bad sitting, day in and day out, is for your body. This should be a bit of motivation to start thinking about a standing desk alternative!last_img read more

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Aiming higher

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Garcia and Yap have always rued about missing the playoffs in the third conference last season—a bitter taste they keep in their mouths for motivation to reach for loftier goals.“We’d want an advantage going into the next round,” said Garcia, whose squad improved to 7-1—the best record in the league—after their conquest of the Hotshots.The top two teams at the end of the elimination round are assured of a twice-to-beat bonus in the playoffs, an incentive that Garcia feels they can achieve if they can stretch their run of solid performances.“If we want to make it far, we have to be consistent,” he said. “Basically, [we] played well [on Wednesday]. But I think we could have done better.”Yap, who made the pivotal play in a nip-and-tuck endgame duel  against the Hotshots, feels like Rain or Shine’s recent clutch performances will sharpen the team up for brutal playoff wars.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES James Yap (right) has been having a rejuvenation of sorts, towing Rain or Shine to the lead. —Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine got what it wanted going into a midconference break in the PBA Philippine Cup. James Yap, the veteran former MVP, is having a career rejuvenation of sorts.Can’t blame Elasto Painters coach Caloy Garcia for aiming higher right now.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte HK club ends SMB-Alab’s 7-game run “Our target now is try to make it to the Top 2,” he said shortly after Rain or Shine survived last season’s Governors Cup champion Magnolia, 75-74, in a clutch duel Wednesday night at MOA Arena.“Before the game, I told the players that as of now, we’re playing good…  I think we’re already assured of a quarters spot during our last game,” he said. “I think six wins will get you to the quarterfinals.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe league’s chief statistician, Fidel Mangonon III, said that at least in the last four editions of the Philippine Cup, teams with six wins have made it to the playoffs.But an assurance is just that: an assurance. Moreso, just getting into the playoffs isn’t enough for the Elasto Painters anymore. Before beating Magnolia, Rain or Shine also outlasted erstwhile leader Phoenix.“I like it,” he said of the intense contests. “Come playoffs, we’ll be used to all of it.”It was doubly sweet for Yap, who came up strong against the team he powered to a Grand Slam in 2014. He was eventually traded to Rain or Shine and hasn’t quite made his mark until this conference, where he has been reliving his MVP form.But the Painters know Yap cannot do it alone.“We just have to trust each other,” Garcia added.The Painters resume their Philippine Cup campaign against TNT KaTropa on March 3 at Ynares Center in Antipolo. View commentslast_img read more

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