Badminton boss confident ahead of international tournament

first_img While admitting there is a shortage of female representation locally, the JBA boss believes that the Jamaicans will have a very good chance to show their quality against their foreign counterparts. “I am expecting a good showing from the team. It should be exciting, and we are looking to get some of the youngsters from Mandeville, Montego Bay, and St Ann to compete, where we have shuttle time programmes developing the sport in those areas,” continued Henry. Henry noted that it was not an Olympic year, so more international players, who would usually seek qualification points would not be competing. The tournament is sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), where it is considered a Level Four International Series tournament on the BWF calendar, and within the Pan Am Badminton Confederation. ANTICIPATING COMPETITION Competition will be expected in the men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles categories. All Jamaica single and doubles, men’s and women’s champion Dennis Coke and Kathryn Wynter are expected to headline a talented local charge. Mikaylia Haldane and Katherine Wynter are seeded at the number two position in the women’s doubles competition. Many-time national champion Gareth Henry will also bring experience to the team and is expected to feature in the mixed doubles, singles, and men’s doubles categories. GOOD CHANCE FOR JA Courtney Henry, Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) president, is expecting local players to give good accounts of themselves, while challenging for the overall US$10,000 (J$1.2 million) prize money at next month’s third annual Jamaica International Badminton Championships. The March 2-5 tournament will take place at the National Indoor Sport Centre. Nine countries will be represented namely, Jamaica, Australia, Slovakia, Barbados, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Denmark, and Panama. “The enthusiasm is very high among the Jamaican players. They are looking forward to it because it is a chance for them to play against top competitors from abroad,” Henry told The Gleaner.last_img read more

Georgetown edges Irish to advance

first_imgJohn Thompson led Georgetown to six Big East tournament titles, and its last appearance in the championship game. Now, his son has a chance to experience a conference final. Jeff Green had a career-high 30 points, including the winning basket with 13 seconds left, and 12 rebounds to lead the ninth-ranked Hoyas to an 84-82 victory over No. 20 Notre Dame in the semifinals Friday night. DaJuan Summers added 18 points and Patrick Ewing Jr. tied his career high of 15 to help top-seeded Georgetown (25-6) advance to the final for the first time since 1996 with its 14th win in 15 games. “It is extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to play for the tournament championship,” Hoyas coach John Thompson III said. No. 13 Pittsburgh 65, No. 12 Louisville 59: Antonio Graves scored 10 of his 23 points during Pittsburgh’s 20-2 run to start the second half, and advanced to the Big East tournament championship. Big TenNo. 1 Ohio St. 72, Michigan 62: Greg Oden scored 22 points – 15 in the second half – and the Buckeyes won its 15th straight game. Oden scored 11 of his points in the final 8:27 after the Wolverines had pulled to within four. Purdue 74, Iowa 55: Carl Landry scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Purdue strengthened its case for an NCAA berth by beating Iowa. No. 3 Wisconsin 70, Michigan St. 57: Alando Tucker, held to three free throws in the opening half, made four 3-pointers in the second half to lift the Badgers over the Spartans. center_img Illinois 58, Indiana 54 (OT): Shaun Pruitt and Warren Carter combined for half of Illinois’ points in overtime, and Carter came up big defensively to lead the Illini over Indiana . Big 12Oklahoma State 57, No. 7 Texas A&M 56: Mario Boggan scored from the right block with 11.5 seconds left to give Oklahoma St. the victory. Boggan and David Monds scored 11 points apiece to lead the Cowboys (21-11), who rallied from nine points down in the second half and won after trailing at halftime for only the second time in 11 chances this season. No. 15 Texas 74, Baylor 69: Kevin Durant rebounded from a dismal first half to score 29 points and grab 13 rebounds, and the Longhorns rallied from a 20-point deficit to beat Baylor in the quarterfinals. No. 2 Kansas 64, Oklahoma 47: Brandon Rush scored 16 points and ignited Kansas after an uninspired first half, lifting the Jayhawks past Oklahoma in the quarterfinals. Kansas St. 66, Texas Tech 45: Lance Harris scored 20 points as Kansas S. polished its NCAA tournament credentials with a win over Texas Tech. ACCBoston Col. 74, Miami 71 (OT): Tyrese Rice scored a career-high 32 points, including a key 3-pointer near the end of regulation and two huge free throws in overtime, to propel Boston College over Miami in the second round of the tournament. No. 8 North Carolina 73, Florida St. 58: Wayne Ellington scored 18 points and Ty Lawson had 14 to lead North Carolina over Florida State. N.C. State 79, Virginia 71: Gavin Grant scored nine of his 20 points in the final two minutes and N.C. State rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to pull off its second straight upset in the tournament. Va Tech 71, Wake Forest 52: A.D. Vassallo scored 22 points, Deron Washington added 13 – all in the second half – and Virginia Tech pulled away for the victory. SECNo. 6 Florida 74, Georgia 57: Florida scored the first 17 points of the game, built a 25-point lead before halftime and romped past Georgia in quarterfinal action. Arkansas 72, Vanderbilt 71: Gary Ervin sank a jump shot with 11 seconds left to send the Razorbacks to the semifinals for the first time since 2001. USANo. 5 Memphis 71, Tulane 49: Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 17 points, and Memphis extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 21 straight by beating Tulane in semifinals action. WACUtah St. 79, No. 10 Nevada 77: Chaz Spicer hit two free throws with 2.5 seconds left and Utah State took advantage of an intentional foul call to beat Nevada.. Atlantic 10Rhode Island 79, Xavier 71: Jimmy Baron and Kahiem Seawright scored 17 points apiece to help Rhode Island defeat Xavier and snap a 12-game losing streak against the Musketeers. MEACDelaware St. 56, Morgan St. 53 (OT): Roy Bright scored 30 points as Delaware St. defeated Morgan St. in OT. Patriot LeagueHoly Cross 74, Bucknell 66: Seniors Torey Thomas and Keith Simmons refused to be denied in their bid to play in the NCAA tournament. Thomas scored a season-high 28 points and Simmons added 23 to lead the Crusaders to their fifth conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. 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

Smokey Skies Bulletin issued Friday for Northeastern BC

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Government has issued a Smokey Skies Bulletin, on June 1, for Northeastern B.C. due to continued impacts from wildfires in Alberta.According to the Government, the smokey conditions could last for the next 24 to 48 hours.During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.- Advertisement -Health Authorities say people with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, infants, children and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects from smoke exposure.For those with chronic breathing conditions, it is best to limit being outdoors and to stay inside during this time.Tips on how to protect yourself from smoke exposure can be found on the Government’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgA Newmills man who moved a car for a friend but parked in a disabled parking space has agreed to pay €100 to charity.The case was heard at Letterkenny District Court.Seamus Hughes, 50, admitted moving the van for a friend who was at a cash machine. However while parked at the disabled space at Market Square in Letterkenny, he was approached by Garda Paul McGee.Hughes, of Brownhall, Newmills said he admitted parking in the disabled space on April 17th, 2013 but said he never received a summons.Judge Denis McLaughlin said if Hughes was willing to pay €100 to charity he would not record a conviction.The accused agree and asked for two months to pay the donation.MAN PARKED IN DISABLED BAY WHILE HIS MATE WAS AT CASH MACHINE was last modified: December 2nd, 2013 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:courtDISABLED BAYletterkennyNEWMILLSSEAMUS HUGHESlast_img read more

Drunk woman called garda a ‘blonde peroxide b*tch’

first_imgA woman who failed to give information to gardai and shouted expletives was fined in a Letterkenny court this week.Bridget O’Donnell, of 7 Glentain Manor, Letterkenny, was in a Nissan Micra observed travelling at high speed which was stopped by gardai on March 17th, 2016 outside Carrigart. Letterkenny District Court heard that Garda Sinead McHale and Garda Mc Cann saw a male driving the car, but Ms O’Donnell was found in the driver seat with the door open when the car was stopped and approached by Gardai.Ms O’Donnell identified herself as the owner of the car. Three males were in the back seat.Gardai took the keys from Ms O’Donnell who was said to be in an extremely intoxicated state.She uttered a number of expletives and called Garda McHale a “blonde peroxide bitch”.Solicitor Donough Cleary said Ms O’Donnell, who had no previous convictions, had driven a number of people to a local bar on the night in question.The night did not proceed as planned and an individual in the bar offered to take the car home.“She herself was never a suspect,” Mr Cleary said, “while she attempted to admit the offence of driving herself, the gardai had observed a male driving.”Mr Cleary said Ms O’Donnell recalled the conversation with gardai as harmonious, which suggests she was highly inebriated. The court heart that Ms O’Donnell is now a 26-year-old single parent who works part-time in catering.Mr Cleary said Ms O’Donnell returned to collect her car the following day and still did not remember who was driving.Judge Paul Kelly fined Ms O’Donnell €150 for failure to give information under the Road Traffic Act.Drunk woman called garda a ‘blonde peroxide b*tch’ was last modified: October 24th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:Bridget O’DonnellcourtGardaiJudge Paul Kellyletterkennylast_img read more

Confirmed: Man City finally convince Sterling to sign a new deal

first_img GETTY 2 2 He’s going nowhere! 😆@sterling7 has today committed himself to the Club until 2023! 🔵#mancity— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 9, 2018Sterling, who joined City from Liverpool in a deal worth a potential £49million in 2015 and carried his exceptional league form into the World Cup with England in Russia.“I’m delighted to sign. My development here has been incredible,” he said.“I felt from the minute I got here it was the right choice for me. It’s really paid off for me and I’m really grateful.”Sterling scored 23 goals in all competitions last term and has netted seven more in the opening three months of the current season. He added: “Every season you come in you want to do better than your previous season. You want to try and develop and get better.“With the facilities we’ve got here there’s no reason not to. With the coaching staff and the players we have in this team it’s the perfect environment to develop and get better.” Raheem Sterling has signed a new contract, Manchester City have confirmed.The 23-year-old’s current deal was due to expire in 2020 and the player had verbally agreed to sign a new deal, with City now making it official ahead of the Manchester derby. Although he did not score, Sterling was vitally important for England in Russia Since Pep Guardiola arrived as manager, the forward has been one of the club’s best players and he proved his doubters wrong by scoring 18 goals in the Premier League title triumph last season.He has started again strongly, scoring seven goals and creating five in all competitions. Sterling has been rewarded by Manchester City for his fine form with a new contract last_img read more


first_imgHuge crowds in Donegal Town for the Summer Festival last nightIT TOOK a while to get here – but the hot summer sunshine has been pulling in the tourists to County Donegal.Hotels across the county have reported an increase in bookings as visitors pour into the county.All of the extra visitors are from throughout Ireland, mostly from the North. The BBC is reporting today that a second High Pressure system will settle over Ireland later this week, to prolong the heatwave into next week – and maybe beyond.Paul Diver at the Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh said the warm weather was good for bookings.And it was the same at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.Said Paul: “This hot weather is drawing visitors from all over Ireland; people who were going to stay at home this year and who now have a chance to enjoy the country in the warm sunshine. “We’ve been inundated with calls from people wanting to book breaks.”Carolynne Harrison at the Mount Errigal told us: “We are a great base for exploring all the delights Donegal has to offer and we’ve had a load of bookings since Friday.“One family said they had been hoping to come to Donegal this year and once they saw the forecast they booked in for the week.“They want to go to Malin Head and they also want to see Glenveagh and Portsalon beach.”The Donegal Town Summer Festival was absolutely packed last night as thousands of people descended on The Diamond to see Grainne Gavigan and star performer Nathan Carter. Visitors and locals alike have a mouth-watering week of events to look forward to.The Earagail Arts Festival is in full swing – with Altan and Clannad’s gig at Carrickfin this Saturday. The Henry Girls and Fidil are also playing.And the Buncrana Music Festival kicks off this Thursday with a series of top concerts. Bagatelle play this Friday.The BBC Weather Centre believes a second high pressure will arrive over these islands at the start of next week, brining more sunny and hot weather. Here’s what Met Eireann is saying about the week ahead:Warm again today with sunny spells developing in most places, as mist clears and low cloud breaks up through the morning.Top inland temperatures of 23 to 27 C., in sunshine. But local sea breezes and any lingering patches of sea mist and low cloud, will keep values in the high teens in some coastal areas.OutlookHeadline : Very warm, settled weather looks set to continue for the rest of the week and also in many places over next weekend, but there is a risk of dull, misty conditions at times near coasts, with sea fog.Tuesday night : Dry, with clear spells, but mist and fog patches will develop. Very mild and humid. Min. 13 to 16 Celsius.Wednesday : Low cloud and mist will clear during the morning with warm sunshine developing especially in the midlands and west, with afternoon temperatures in the mid to high 20s inland, but values could fall back to the low 20s in parts of the north and northeast, where cloud could persist, A bit cooler also with patches of sea fog on some coasts also.Thursday to Sunday (inclusive) : The warm, dry, humid spell will continue for the rest of the week with afternoon temperatures in the mid and at times high twenties inland, cooler around the coasts due to sea breezes. Sunshine will vary from place to place and from day to day, with low cloud and fog lingering through the mornings in places. The high temperatures could spark off the odd shower some afternoons. Some pockets of sea fog will affect some coasts at times keeping it cooler there.Winds light variable or east to northeasterly on Thursday and Friday. Some indications of it becoming cooler over next weekend in parts of the west and north, as winds become more westerly by Sunday and could bring cloudier conditions, but temperatures still in the high teens in the west and north and in the low twenties elsewhere.SIZZLING SUMMER SUN GIVES MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST AS FORECASTERS PREDICT BEST JULY IN YEARS was last modified: July 8th, 2013 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:donegaldonegal weatherhotsummersunshinewarmweatherlast_img read more


first_imgInterpol has been called in to investigate the death of a Donegal aid worker killed in Ethiopia.Joyce Campbell died when she was involved in a tragic car crash in 2005.An inquest into Ms Campbell’s death was due to take place at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court today. However coroner John Cannon was forced to adjourn the inquest.Mr Cannon told the court that there have difficulties with securing information from Ethiopian police.“They do not seem to be getting great hope from the police in Ethiopia,” he said.The Campbell family said at a previous adjourned inquest that they were unhappy at the level of details being released surrounding Joyce’s death.Coroner Cannon revealed that Gardai have now been in touch with police at Interpol who have taken over the case.Ms Campbell, from Meenmore, Dungloe, had just celebrated her 25th birthday when she died while working for the Vincentian May Missioners.She was only in Ethiopia for three weeks as part of a four month stay when the tragedy happened.Two other Irishmen in the car were also injured in the crash in Welyta, about nine hours north of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on August 8th.Joyce was a graduate of Development, Health and Disaster Management and she also had a Masters in Humanitarian Assistance.She was a relation of MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher.Coroner John Cannon adjourned the inquest until September 28th.INTERPOL CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE DONEGAL AID WORKER’S DEATH was last modified: September 5th, 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:ETHIOPIAGardaiinquestInterpolJoyce Campbelllast_img read more


first_imgChampionDONEGAL’S Ryan McHugh has been named the RTE Sunday Game/Supervalu Man of the Match.And the first to agree was his big brother Mark – in a Tweet from New York – which read: “Absolutely buzzin..! Might be a bit biased but for me @McHughRyan is my man of the match ..well done lads ! Enjoy the victory..#DonegalAbu”One Kilcar brother was certainly supporting the other. And the Sunday Game panel including Owen Mulligan and Tomas O Se (the great Tomas O Se) went for Ryan for his overall contribution to the win over Monaghan.Ryan is pictured above celebrating. MARK McHUGH SAYS BROTHER RYAN WAS MAN OF THE MATCH – AND RTE AGREES! was last modified: July 20th, 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:Man Of The MatchMark McHughMonaghanRyan McHughlast_img read more

Aston Villa man insists players will not snub John Terry

first_imgGabby Agbonlahor has told The Sun on Sunday he will definitely shake John Terry’s hand when Aston Villa play Chelsea and believes all players will do the same.The Villa forward was reacting to speculation that some black players may snub the Chelsea captain in the wake of Terry’s clash with Anton Ferdinand.Terry was cleared in court of racially abusing the QPR defender during last October’s west London derby at Loftus Road.“Players like me have to set a good example to kids,” said Agbonlahor.“A lot of kids love their football and watch us all the time — that’s why we have to be good role models. That’s definitely more important than political points-scoring over an opponent“I don’t think there will be players who won’t shake his hand. I think they’ll all do it. When thousands and thousands are watching, you’re not going to refuse someone’s hand easily.”Meanwhile, Manchester United have stepped up their interest in Fulham’s Moussa Dembele and believe they can land the Belgium star before the start of the season, according to The People.Dembele has been consistently linked with a move from Craven Cottage. It is claimed that Fulham will demand at least £15m for him.The People also suggest Whites boss Martin Jol is keen on Marseille’s Alou Diarra, 31, but only if he can sign the France midfielder on a free transfer.The Sun say Fulham have clinched the signing of striker Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan from Chelsea.The People say Portsmouth want midfielder Shaun Derry from QPR and that the R’s are planning a £6m bid for Celtic’s Korean star Ki Sung-Yeung as well as competing with Liverpool for the signing of Barcelona’s Spain Under-19 striker Gerard Deulofeu.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more