Jamaica College hockey star Jahmar Williams did not have the best start to the season as he struggled to find his form in the preliminary round.However, the youngster rose to the occasion when it mattered most, scoring both goals in their 2-0 semi-final win over Munro on Wednesday, which booked his team’s spot in the ISSA/Jamaica Hockey Federation under-19 schoolboys hockey final.Then in yesterday’s decider at the Mona Astro Turf, the forward netted the game’s only goal – two minutes from the end (58th), to help the Old Hope Road school win the championship for the third year in succession with a 1-0 win over Campion College.”It’s a good feeling (to score winning goal in final). Coach always tell us what we do in training, we are going to do in the match. He told me to stand at the back line and when the ball comes, I should give it my all and that’s what I did,” Williams told The Gleaner after the game.Williams’ start to the season was not the most eye-catching but as the competition wore on, he got better and better and in the play-offs he turned up trumps for his school.”I started (season) on a low but I got in the groove, and as a result, I scored four goals (for the season). I could have played better (in final), but I got the winning goal and that’s all the team needed,” he said.GREAT GOALKEEPINGThe champions had the better of the game from the start, but inspired goalkeeping from Sean-Paul McPherson kept the game scoreless. Campion also had their chances, but could not capitalise. With the game heading for penalties, Williams combined with Chevaun Stanley before guiding his shot past McPherson in the Campion goal”We tried really hard in the first-half, but the Campion goalkeeper made some brilliant saves, but at JC, we never doubt ourselves we say just believe and you will achieve,” added the player, who has two more seasons with the team.Winning coach Kemar Mitchell said he expected a tough match.”Coming in the tournament Campion was one of the strongest teams. We tried to score early, but I told the guys to just wait patiently and the goal will come,” he said.
National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Far Eastern University leaned on its veteran crew and clobbered a Grethcel Soltones-less San Sebastian College side, cruising to a 25-17, 25-21, 25-14 victory to gain a share of the Group A lead in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Sunday.Bernadeth Pons fired 13 hits, including eight attack points and two aces, while Toni Rose Basas added 11 as the Lady Tamaraws matched the Ateneo Lady Eagles’ straight-set romp over the Jose Rizal U Lady Bombers in Saturday’s opener of the season-ending conference of the Sports Vision-organized league.ADVERTISEMENT “We played as a team and that made it a lot easier for us,” said Pons.It was an all-Lady Tamaraws show right from the start as they imposed their will upfront and pounced on the erratic Lady Stags, who sorely missed the services of former ace hitter and many-time NCAA Most Valuable Player Soltones.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’In the second game, San Beda recovered from a third-set defeat and thwarted Technological Institute of the Philippines,25-13, 25-18, 25-27, 25-13, to join Arellano U in the Group B lead. The Red Spikers looked headed for a trouble-free debut after dominating the Lady Engineers in the first two quarters. But they sputtered in the third, enabling the TIP tossers to steal the set on deuce points.Soltones and Kath Villegas have played their last season with the Lady Stags.Soltones actually helped on the bench as part of Roger Gorayeb’s coaching staff but the Lady Tamaraws, responding to new coach George Pascua, proved too strong for the Lady Stags.“The important thing was we were able to maximize everyone’s potential,” said Pascua, who recently took over from Shaq delos Santos.San Sebastian put a gutsy stand in the second set but Pons and Basas stepped up their attack before the Lady Tams reasserted their might in the third with Pons’ last ace wrapping up the one-sided match.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Celine Domingo and Jeanette Villareal also combined for 17 hits for FEU.The Lady Stags scored 24 attack points but yielded 21 points off miscues.Nikka Dalisay paced San Sebastian with 10 points while Daurene Santos and Joyce Sta. Rita combined for 12 points for the Recto-based squad.Earlier, fancied National University whipped San Beda, 25-15, 25-16, 25-18, to join opening day winners La Salle and University of Santo Tomas in the men’s division of the league backed by Mikasa and Asics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles San Beda edges Lyceum, gains NCAA chess Final Four Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments
No sweep: La Salle takes down top seed Ateneo 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 “To have a coach like that really means a lot for the confidence level of one player. If you’re open, you can take the shot. If you’re free take it. Whoever deserves to be on the court will play. Even if I’m on the bench or on the court, I’ll do my best,” he said.La Salle heads to the Final Four with a twice-to-beat advantage against No. 4 Adamson and Montalbo said the team is right where it wants to be.“We’re really confident. Hopefully, we’ll peak on time. It ain’t over until it’s over and we won’t stop until we get that crown,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kib Montalbo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast time La Salle and Ateneo met, Kib Montalbo lost the ball on the inbounds play which led to the Blue Eagles taking a 76-75 victory in the first round.On Sunday, Montalbo was the hero after drilling the go-ahead floater with 40.3 seconds left in the Green Archers’ 79-76 win abd deal the Blue Eagles their first defeat of UAAP Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The Bacolod native said atoning for his costly turnover in the first duel was the least of his concerns.“I wasn’t thinking of making up for that (mistake). I just want to play my game and be aggressive,” he said after winging up with six points, three rebounds, and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Coach told me to calm down. Eventually, I did,” he said. “Coach called for a play, didn’t see anyone open because they were denying, and I saw the lane and took what the defense gave me.”It also helps that Ayo continues to trust Montalbo and that faith allows the fourth-year guard to play his usual game. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
The charred remains that were discovered in a burnt car in a swampy area in Mahaicony, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) on November 1, 2019, belongs to Collin Rodney, a key witness in a murder.Missing murder trial witness Collin Rodney, also known as “Glock”, “Troy” and “Cutty”This was confirmed by Acting Crime Chief, Senior Superintendent Michael Kingston, who, on Thursday, stated that the results from the DNA samples that were sent to the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory were recently returned to him.Rodney, a former policeman, also known as “Glock”, “Troy” and “Cutty”, of Lot 70 Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge, Georgetown, was last seen on October 25, 2019, at about 08:00h, when he left his home to attend court to give evidence in the murder trial of his cousin, Marlon Rodney.He had left his residence driving his silver/grey Toyota Allion bearing registration number PRR 1076 which was found torched six days later.However, he was a no-show in court.It was reported that thirty-nine-year-old Osafa Grundell, called “Safo”, of Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown, and James Fraser, 21, called “Dab”, of Garnett Street, Georgetown, were charged for the murder of Marlon Seon Rodney, called “George”.It is alleged that between April 25 and April 30 last, at Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, the 35-year-old taxi driver of Lot 71 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, was involved in a heated argument with Grundell, Fraser and another man called “Curl Up”.The accused reportedly whipped out firearms after the row escalated and discharged several rounds at Marlon Rodney, who was hit in the left leg.A passer-by was also shot in the process.The injured men were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where Rodney later succumbed.
…as Parliamentary Sectoral Committee examines facilityA visit by the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) on Tuesday revealed several appalling issues, including drug shortages, a dysfunctional ECG machine, shortage of cutting edge needles, insufficient monitors, issues with sections of the roof, cracks in some parts of the building and the need for more dental staff.The Committee – consisting of Opposition Members of Parliament Dr Vindhya Persaud, Dr Vishwa Mahadeo, and Indranie Chandarpal as well as Minister within the Communities Ministry Valerie Patterson and others – visited all sections of the medical institution to get a first-hand look at the conditions under which patients receive care and some of the challenges faced by staff. LHC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Farouk Riyasat and Medical Superintendent, Dr Steve Mark facilitated the tour of various wards. Over at the Hospital’s treatment bay, staff complained of a shortage of drugs and injectables, noting that patients have also complained of a lack of insulin as well as the unavailability and cost of some medications. At the pharmacy, the Chief Pharmacist pointed out that sometimes medications ordered were not received.“Sometimes, you order and you don’t get what you order,” she told the Parliamentary Committee.She added that the Hospital was promised an “emergency order” which was expected to be facilitated on Wednesday. According to the pharmacist, 89 types of drugs were said to be on the pharmacy’s mailing list. Of that number, 19 are critical medication. However, the chief pharmacist explained that in-house patients were the only ones who would benefit from the present supplies. It was noted by Regional Health Officer Pansy Armstrong that only about $8 million to $11 million in emergency drugs money was allocated annually. Some members of the Committee agreed that it was a small amount, which may have contributed to the other hospitals in the Region being affected. At the Hospital’s laboratory, Senior Medical Technologist Melanie Sinclair stressed the need for the Microbial Department to be functional, as she noted that no cultures were being done. She said there was a room to facilitate this activity, but pointed to the absence of relevant staff. The staffer also stressed the need for microbiologists and technologists. The CEO noted that Cuban microbiologists were expected, while others expressed an interest also in having local trained staff. According to Sinclair, the Department is more populated with medical technicians. “We have equipment, but we don’t have any person who is trained to do it…We have few technologists,” she said.In response, Dr Mahadeo said given the level of emergency cases, more staff was needed. The need for a backup biochemical machine was also highlighted, since it was noted that only one was present. Additionally, the Committee was told of insufficient blood supplies despite blood drives at the Hospital. Presently, Sinclair said there was a demand for O positive blood in Linden. Dr Mahadeo suggested that the LHC moved towards securing a blood coordinator.At the X- ray department, staff asked for an ECG machine. Members of the Committee also made recommendations for a CT scan machine, owing to the available space and staff. A local doctor also stressed the need for a printer and computerised system to enhance patients’ records.Following the tour of the Hospital, Dr Persaud noted that the issue of drug shortages seemed to be chronic across the country, while indicating that there were issues which were peculiar to the LHC. She said that while some issues may not require major input, others may.“In the areas where there were deficiencies and inadequacies like in terms of medication, equipment or any other area that was raised, it would be very good if the Parliament Office can have substantiating documentation…because at the end of the day, what we hope is that you would benefit more,” she said. Dr Persaud said parliamentary staff would be writing to the institution soon and a draft report would be prepared. She also noted the similarities at hospitals visited. “There are certain medications that are consistently absent in the system. Diabetic and hypertensive medication in particular and those are the largest populations we have to deal with. So it’s challenging and a bit frustrating for people in the system.” Meanwhile, Dr Mahadeo said so far the LHC was the best kept of the three hospitals visited so far.CEO Riyasat also pointed out plans to expand and include new services such as dialysis and chemotherapy services for this year, noting that currently dialysis patients are referred to Georgetown Public Hospital. (Utamu Belle)
The three badminton players who have travelled to Barranquilla, Colombia to participate in the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games 2018 have had their fair share of mixed fortunes over the past three days.The badminton team with GOA General Secretary Hector EdwardsNarayan Ramdhani, Jonathan Mangra and Priyanna Ramdhani have played several rounds of marvellous games, walking away with wins and a few shocking losses.The badminton run opened with the men’s singles where Narayan was matched up with Jamaica’s number one player, Gareth Henry. Narayan played a commendable hand, but eventually lost 21-8, 22-20. In the other men’s singles, Mangra lost to Esteban Hurtado Rojas of Costa Rica in a three-setter: 21-12, 12-21, 25-23.The women’s singles event proved to be more promising for 16-year-old Priyanna, who was required to match racquets with players who were at least four years her senior. Nevertheless, the teenager played her heart out to reach the quarter-final stage.In the opening round, she gained a bye to move into the second round, where she defeated Nathalie Angelique Fedney Vidal of Panama 21-13, 21-11 to move into the quarters. Unfortunately, the Guyanese was overpowered by Mexico’s Sabrina Solis Martinez: 21-13, 21-8.In the mixed doubles category, the Ramdhani siblings teamed up to take on their Caribbean and Central American counterparts. In the opening round, they defeated Damien Ricardo Howell and Tamisha Janelle Williams of Barbados in a thrilling three-setter. After losing the first game 20-22, the pair made an impressive comeback in the second game to win 21-17 and took the last game and match 21-19.However, in round two, Narayan and Priyanna lost to the Dominican pair of William Cabrera Jose and B Polanco Munoz in another thrilling three-setter, with the Guyanese pair losing the first game 22-20, winning the second game 21-17 and losing the third and match 21-19.The executive of the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) has expressed gratitude to the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) for the efforts it has made to ensure that badminton was represented at the CAC Games. The GBA has noted that participation in the Games was a great benefit to the athletes since it has pushed their standards to a higher level.
Lazar Markovic 1 After a slow start to his Liverpool career, Lazar Markovic is becoming increasing influential for the Reds and a match-winning performance against Sunderland on Saturday saw supporters hail the Serbian as the future of the club.The 20-year-old was being likened to Luis Suarez as he continually drove at the Black Cats defence, while some suggested he has the potential to be better than Manchester United winger Angel di Maria.Check out some of the comments about Markovic’s display below…
Brendan Toner of Audit International was announced ‘Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ at the county final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition. The Letterkenny man is one of three IBYE county winners who will now go on to represent Donegal at the regional finals on 26th January 2017.Brendan TonerThe county finalist winners and runners up, all aged between 18 – 35, will share a €50,000 investment fund and will be hoping to reach the national final to share an additional €100,000 investment fund. The Donegal final took place in the Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny and was hosted by Local Enterprise Office Donegal, Donegal County Council.Rebecca Fleury of Smart Steps (Convoy) was awarded ‘Best Business Start-Up’ and will receive a €15,000 investment fund. Joanne Buck ofFraizens (Buncrana) was announced as runner up in this category and will receive a €5,000 investment fund.Gillian Doyle of Cerebreon Technologies (Portnoo) was awarded ‘Best New Idea’ and will receive a €7,000 investment fund and Orla McLaughlin of Health by Orla (Redcastle) was announced as ‘Best New Idea’ runner up and will also be awarded with a €3,000 investment fund.‘Best Established Business’ was awarded to Brendan Toner of Audit International, (Letterkenny) who will receive a €15,000 investmentfund and Aidan Robb of Cargo Defenders, (Carrigans) was announced as runner up and will receive a €5,000 investment fund. Each of the fourteen finalists from across Donegal participated in a rigorous judging process which included a weekend business bootcamp of training and mentoring in Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre. There was a record number of entries for this year’s event.Congratulating the county winners and finalists, Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise and Economic Development, Local Enterprise OfficeDonegal, said: “Congratulations to each of the winners and finalists in this year’s IBYE competition. The exceptionally high standard of entries has made the process challenging, but it’s great to see such a wide and diverse range of enterprises in the county.”“IBYE is an enterprise initiative run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices around the country and is funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. The investment fund available through IBYE supports young entrepreneurs through training, mentoring and direct financial investments and we’re looking forward to seeing what our young entrepreneurs do in the future.”“We’d like to wish each of the winners the best of luck in the next stage of the competition and take this opportunity to invite young people living in Donegal who have a business idea to come into the Local Enterprise Office Donegal and learn about the supports available to them.”The county winners will now proceed to eight regional finals in January and February 2017 from which 24 contenders, three from eachregion – one in each category – will be selected to compete for the national title of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur. Other county finalists in ‘Best New Idea’ included Gary Logue of Stock-Doc (Killygordon), Laura Mulkeen of Cearta Gavida (Gortahork)and Phillip Harper of OneTwentyfour (Letterkenny). The finalists for ‘Best Start-Up’ were Bronagh Holmes of Bronagh Holmes Luxury(Moville), Claire Duffy of The Legumerie (Newtowncunningham), Ruth Keogh of Tiers of Joy (Letterkenny), Shane Doherty of Fire GratesDonegal (Clonmany) and Stephen McCrossan of Discover Juice (Letterkenny).For more information on IBYE or to find out how your Local Enterprise Office can help you visit www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or call(+353) 74 91 9160735.Three young entrepreneurs to represent Donegal in national IBYE competition was last modified: December 3rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:BusinessEnterprise IrelandibyeLocal Enterprise
A brave young Donegal boy has tasted food for the first time in 10 years after he mistakenly swallowed acid as a toddler.Bundoran boy Cealan Goan was just 18 months old when he drank drain cleaner containing lethal caustic soda from beneath his sink.Now after an excruciating 51 painful operations, Cealan can finally open his mouth and breath for the first time. Now 12, Cealan is to feature on TV3’s new series called Temple Street Children’s Hospital.Devoted mum Roisin McMahon recalled the horrific moment when she realised Cealan had swallowed the acid which burned his lower-lip, tongue and airways.“When I came out of the bathroom he was screaming and I could actually smell him burning in front of my eyes.“He was brought to Sligo General Hospital and incubated and he was brought straight to Temple Street where they did lots of surgery on him,” she said. “It was minutes. That’s all it was. Minutes. He was in the kitchen with his older sister who was about six but just all from there Cealan has had a hard road.”His mother, from Bundoran in Donegal, said she has had to learn to stop beating herself up over the deeply traumatic accident.She said: “The accident happened. If there was anything I could do to change that I would. I used to really beat myself up about it for the first couple of years.“I’m not sure he understands the extent of how sick he was. He knows he was lucky but I don’t think he realises or understands how sick he really was when he was smaller.“He doesn’t really plan for the future or think of what might be next. He just takes it as it comes. There is a light nearly at the end of the tunnel. You can nearly see the light. You do move on. You have to. “ Cealan’s surgeon Dylan Murray said he still faces an uphill battle but is making remarkable progress.“He has now started feeding. Cealan will certainly require more surgery in the future. We will give him a long break following this,” he said.*You can see Cealan’s story on Temple Street Children’s Hospital on TV3 on Monday at 8pm.Donegaldaily.com – FIRST with all your real-life stories! PICTURE: Copyright Jim O’DonnellDONEGAL BOY TASTES LIFE FOR FIRST TIME AFTER HORRIFIC ACID ACCIDENT was last modified: June 2nd, 2017 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:Cealan GoanTemple Street Children’s HospitalTV3
Hoax phonecalls to Donegal’s fire service has increased by more than 60% in the past five years.And Donegal’s acting Chief Fire Officer has now warned that other vital services are suffering as a result of malicious calls.Acting CFO Joe McTaggart said that between 2007 and 2011 there had been an increase of 64% in hoax calls. Mr McTaggart told the Shaun Doherty Show on Highland Radio that such calls could cost lives.“People have to remember that when the fire service is responding to a hoax or malicious call, the service cannot respond to other possible genuine calls,” he said.He said that not all hoax calls are made by young people but also by adults.He revealed that in 2011 there was 23 hoax calls made tot eh fire service which cost the tax-payer €35,000. “That is money which could have been spent on other services in Co Donegal,” he said.He added that anyone caught making phonecalls was liable to be prosecuted while Donegal County Council were also entitled by law to recoup the cost of the hoax call-out. HUGE JUMP IN NUMBER OF HOAX CALLS TO DONEGAL FIRE SERVICE was last modified: May 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:FIRE SERVICEhoax callsincreaseJoe McTaggart