True to the series motto, ‘From grass roots to greatness’, Petersfield High School’s Nigel Nedrick made his inspirational mark in the field events at the opening meet of the 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship – the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Western Championships.Nedrick muscled away the Class One boys’ throwing hat-trick, winning the Grand Prix discus, plus the javelin and shot put events to emerge the star performer of the meet with a championship-high 29 points when competition came to a close on Saturday at Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall.He hurled the discus 56.39m to beat teammate Daniel Cope (47.96m); threw the shot put 18.94m to beat Munro College’s Daniel Delancey (16.64m); and launched the javelin 53.70m to beat schoolmate Devonery Gordon (53.32m).Nedrick rose from very humble beginnings. He once lived in Montego Bay, but moved back to Negril – the Westmoreland end – to live with his mom and spent several years at the Clifton Home for Boys. It was his athletic talent that birthed the opportunity to attend Petersfield High, where he now lives on campus at the school dorm.In recent years, Nedrick catapulted to being not only the national champion, but national youth record holder for the javelin and shot put, with throws of 65.09m and 20.12m, respectively.The Digicel Grand Prix Series gives athletes and schools the opportunity to earn big bucks. The winning schools, boy and girl, will each earn $1 million in gym or sporting equipment, while there are bonuses upward of $25,000 for record-setters, and additional cash incentives for champions. The top boy and girl of the 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Championship will also earn a prize trip to the World Relays in the Bahamas later this year.ADDITIONAL IMPETUSNedrick says the cash awards provide additional impetus for him to succeed.”It’s very exciting to know that winning also gives you a chance to win cash towards my schooling. For a person like me, my parents don’t really have it, so for me to be putting out my talent and getting rewards from it, I’m very appreciative of what I’m doing,” admitted the 19-year-old.”… My mother hardly works. She’s on and off so we don’t really have it like that. So I stay at the boarding house at my school and my father works, but I don’t really live with my father. So it feels very nice, coming from a place like that (Clifton Boys’ Home), some people would think that it is bad, but it was really great. I always give thanks to Miss Mac. She taught me a lot of things I didn’t know and she is also one of the persons who made me who I am right now,” Nedrick informed.”They taught me to show respect to people. I got a lot of whippings for that,” he said, bursting into laughter.”They showed me how to behave when I go out and I’m around people, how to sit around the dining table, how to use knife and fork, I learnt a lot of things there. So it’s very motivating to me,” he continued about the financial rewards on offer.”When you know that you’re not one of those rich kids, so you have to use your talent to achieve what you want. I think on these things every day before I train and remind myself that I’m doing this because I’m coming from that place and I don’t want to get stuck, so I work very hard just to reach where I’m at now,” said Nedrick.
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Young cane cutter Pooran Ramcharitar, who was recently diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome and is in urgent need of financial aid to facilitate his treatment, on Monday moved one step closer to recovery when the David and Leila Persaud Foundation made a generous donation of 0,000 to his cause.The funds were handed over after calls by the man’s family were made for financial assistance in order to have him treated for the rare condition.The Foundation has its origin in two charitable individuals – David Persaud, former Managing Director of Toolsie Persaud and former Chairman of David Persaud Investments Limited, along with his wife, Leila Persaud – who passed in 2011, but left their fortune to establish a foundation to fund the needs of persons with serious medical conditions.The couple are remembered for their humanitarian work in supporting those who were in need medically. Subsequent to their passing in 2011, the mandate of reaching out to these less fortunate people with medical conditions was passed on to their offspring, who have since been maintaining the family’s record.This was attested to by their contribution to the young man, who is in dire need of medical attention since being diagnosed with the syndrome, which is suspected to have been brought on by the mosquito-borne Zika Virus.The 22-year-old, currently a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital, was diagnosed with the condition over three weeks ago and has since been on a ventilator at the institution.His father, Surendra Ramcharitar, on Monday said Pooran was recovering “slowly but surely”. He said although doctors have not been detailed in their reports on the young man’s condition, the family has gotten confirmation that he had improved.Ramcharitar related that his son was unable to do anything for himself, and communicates with the family by nodding.Doctors had indicated to the family that the young man was in need of 25 bottles of vaccine to improve his condition, with each bottle costing $110,000, totalling just over $2.7 million.Ramcharitar informed that the support from the public has been overwhelming as more individuals and organisations are generous with their finances. He disclosed that thus far, they have been able to raise a total of $2.4 million, and more funds are coming in.When the diagnosis was made, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud had posited that the Syndrome might be closely associated with the Zika Virus. This has not been yet confirmed, however.The Guillain-Barré syndrome is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances the symmetrical weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until certain muscles cannot be used at all and, when severe, the person is almost totally paralysed. Guillain-Barré syndrome can affect anybody. It can strike at any age and both sexes are equally prone to the disorder. The syndrome is rare, however, afflicting only about one person in 100,000. Usually Guillain-Barré occurs a few days or weeks after the patient has had symptoms of a respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infection. Occasionally surgery will trigger the syndrome. In rare instances vaccinations may increase the risk.Most individuals have good recovery from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome.Director of the David and Leila Persaud Foundation, Christopher Persaud hands over the cheque to the young man’s father
Naomh Colmcille took on Milford at Pairc Colmcille knowing a win was essential to guaranteeing themselves at least a play-off, and possible promotion as winners of Division 3. As it was, they had to settle for a draw following a fiercely contested match.Naomh Colmcille got off to a great start when Matthew Crossan found the net in the third minute after a long distance effort from Eddie Gillespie was parried by the Milford keeper. However Milford replied with a goal of their own in the 12th minute.Willie Gillespie restored the host’s lead but this was cancelled with a pointed free for the visitors. Milford went in front with their second goal in the 19th minute and followed this with another point. They then had a chance of a third goal just before half time but the shot was just wide of the post. Michael Lynch came up to take a long range free on the stroke of half time but his effort went wide. This left the half time score Naomh Colmcille 1-1 2-2 Milford.The visitors extended their lead with the opening score of the second half, before Mark Dowds reduced the deficit with a point. A point from Ryan McErlean and a free from Joe Donaghey reduced the deficit to two points, before the visitors got in for their third goal after a low shot found it’s way to the corner of the net.They followed this with a point to take a 6 point advantage midway through the half. The hosts pressed hard to reduce the deficit and two points from Ryan McErlean, either side of a second goal from Matthew Crossan, meant Milford had the narrowest of advantages as the game entered it’s final moments. Joe Donaghy got a point to level the match, and then put Naomh Colmcille in front to the delight of the home crowd. However Milford levelled the match with the final score of the game. Both teams ended the match with 14 men, each having a player sent off during the second half for double yellow card offences. Full time score Naomh Colmcille 2-8 3-5 Milford.The result, combined with Naomh Columba’s win at Urris, and Aodh Ruadh’s win at home to Naomh Brid, means Naomh Colmcille narrowly miss out on the promotion play-off, and finish in third place in the Division 3. Naomh Colmcille: Michael Lynch, Ricky Hegarty, Alex Devenney, Eddie Gillespie, Paul Friel, Ryan McKinley, Don Hegarty, Ciaran Devine, Daniel Clarke, Mark Dowds (0-1), Ryan McErlean (0-3), Thomas McKinley, Joe Donaghey (0-3 (0-1f)), Matthew Crossan (2-0), Willie Gillespie (0-1).The reserves fixture against Milford was cancelled.Last Sunday was a historic day for the club when the newly-formed girls team took to the field for their first competitive match, when they travelled to Burt to play our neighbours. A massive well done and congratulations to all concerned.The minor board held an end of year celebration disco for the U14s and U16s on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who attended and to all our sponsors.The minor board AGM is re-scheduled to Thursday 13th November at 8:00 pm in the clubhouse. Please check Facebook page for any updates during the week. Coaches, parents and anyone else interested are encouraged to attend. If anyone is interested in becoming a committee member, or knows of anyone who would, please contact Dennis Kennedy at 0876356506 by next Wednesday (12th). The dinner dance is scheduled for Saturday 22nd November at the Radisson. More details to follow.The AGM is scheduled for the 27th November at 8:30 pm. More details to follow.The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc. Congratulations to Michael Friel on his appointment as fourth official for Saturday’s Intermediate County final between Cloughaneely and Buncrana.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Girls U12-16 Gaelic. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 16, 6, 7, 8, 3. The most correct winners are Kiera Greene, Helen Patton and Gerard Burke who win €25 each. The numbers from the Lotto of the 25th of October are 1, 23, 24, 7, 3. Next week’s jackpot €6,600.The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: MILFORD DRAW SEES NAOMH COLMCILLE JUST MISS OUT ON PROMOTION PLAY-OFF was last modified: November 10th, 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:CLUB NOTESNaomh ColmcillePromotion
The HSE today promised carry out a full report into an incident in which a mother was forced to drive her unconscious son to hospital.The incident happened last week in Milford after an ambulance was called o an emergency situation.The paramedic was forced to answer the call alone as he did not have cover. He was then forced to make the call to treat the child in the back of the car while the woman drove to Letterkenny general Hospital.The matter was raised today at the Regional Health Forum in Galway by Cllr Ciaran Brogan.Cllr Brogan told Donegal Daily the HSE have now promised a review and a report into the matter.Cllr Brogan said he is now hoping that the overall issue of protocol surrounding paramedics in Co Donegal will be addressed by the report and review. BREAKING NEWS: HSE PROMISE TO CARRY OUT REVIEW AND REPORT OF AMBULANCE INCIDENT was last modified: November 27th, 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)
Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster With its fourth-consecutive win, Drake sits atop the MVC standings as SIU (8-7, 3-1 MVC) moves into third place tie with Missouri State. Senior Kylie Giebelhausen and freshman Makenzie Silvey led the Salukis with 13 points each. Next Game: Indiana State 1/12/2018 – 7 PM Story Links Freshman Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.) and sophomore Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) just missed double digits as they each recorded nine points. Monahan shot an efficient 4-of-6 from the floor and sparked the Bulldogs’ defense with a career-high three steals, including two that led to layups for her. As a team, Drake had 15 steals which helped the Bulldogs score 34 points. HTML Box Score Sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) led Drake (9-7, 4-0 MVC) in scoring with a game-high 15 points behind a stellar 6-of-10 shooting performance. Hittner added seven rebounds, handed out a career-high seven assists and nabbed three steals. For the second straight game, three other Bulldogs joined Hittner in double figures as junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) scored 13 points, redshirt junior Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) had 11 points and redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) scored 10 points. PDF Box Score CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Drake University women’s basketball team defeated Southern Illinois, 75-64, in Missouri Valley Conference action Sunday afternoon at SIU Arena. Jonas made a three-pointer six seconds into the game and Rose made her own three beating the first quarter buzzer to give Drake a 23-18 lead after one period. The Bulldogs held a 38-32 halftime lead and the two teams traded baskets in the third quarter until late in the period. SIU trailed by five points with 4:29 to go, but the Bulldogs ripped off 12-1 scoring run capped off by Jonas’ career-tying second three-pointer and one free throw, as the team held their largest lead. Drake maintained its double-figure advantage the entire fourth quarter to earn the road win. The Bulldogs had four players each make at least two three-pointers as they made 10 as a team. One of the nation’s top assists per game units, Drake tallied 23 on 28 field goals. Following Sunday’s game, Drake returns to the Knapp Center to host Indiana State on Jan. 12. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.Print Friendly Version
Kenya defeated Uganda home and away to win last year’s Elgon Cup (Agency Photo)Uganda will play the first leg of the 2019 Elgon Cup away to Kenya.This will be the first time that Uganda plays the first leg away from home, in three years.The game which will be played in Kisumu will take place on Saturday, the 22nd of June.This was confirmed by the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) through a press statement.“The Uganda RU is pleased to have its senior men’s VX team play the Elgon Cup in Kisumu, read the statement.“We look towards this fixture and will make the best out of it.However, the date for the return leg is yet to be confirmed, pending Rugby Africa decision on the hosts for Gold Cup games.There was reported friction between Kenyan Rugby Union (KRU) and URU at the start of the year with the Elgon Cup in doubt but now, all is clear for the annual event.Last year, the Kenyan Simbas swept aside the Rugby Cranes 34-16 in the first leg before completing the task 38-22 in Nairobi.What is the Elgon Cup?The Elgon Cup is contested between the rugby union teams of Kenya and Uganda.The men’s and women’s teams of these countries each compete annually for their respective cups on a Home-and-Away basis.The competition and the cups are named after Mount Elgon, a mountain on the border of the two countries.The men’s competition started in 2004 while the women’s Elgon Cup followed it a few years later, starting in 2006.The Elgon cup has now been subsumed into the recently instituted Victoria Cup; just as the Bledisloe Cup (Australia and New Zealand) Freedom Cup (New Zealand and South Africa), and Mandela Challenge Plate (Australia and South Africa) have been subsumed into the Tri Nations and as the Calcutta Cup (England and Scotland) and as is now part of the Six Nations.Home matches for Kenya are usually played at the RFUEA Ground, Nairobi Kenya, whilst Uganda usually play their home matches at the Kyadondo Grounds, Kampala, Uganda.The women’s games generally serve as a curtain raiser to the men’s games.The first official match between Uganda and Kenya took place in 1958, when Kenya (then Kenya Colony) travelled to play Uganda (then Uganda Protectorate) in Kampala.Kenya beat Uganda by three goals and two tries to one goal, one penalty goal and one try. In 1958, a try was worth three points, so the final score was 11 – 21.Comments Tags: Elgon CuptopUganda Rugby Union
Track cyclingOn the final day of racing in track cycling, Wednesday, there was success for South Africa as Gavin Kilpatrick and Michael Thomson secured bronze in the sprint for blind and vision-impaired athletes. A day earlier, there was another gold for South Africa in the swimming pool when Kevin Paul captured the men’s SB9 100 metres breaststroke title. SilverDavid Roos picked up a silver medal in the men’s F46 long jump on the third day of track and field competition. He saved his best for last, leaping 6.64 metres on his sixth and final jump to move into a medal position. Victory went to France’s Arnaud Assoumani with a world record 7.14 metres. Du Toit claimed her third gold on day five of the swimming competition in a world record time in the SM9 200 metres individual medley of two minutes, 27.83 seconds. It was a massive victory for “the Flying Fish”, who won by 9.71 seconds over second-placed Stephanie Dixon of Canada. SuperbPhillipa Johnson won her second equestrian gold medal on day four of the Games in the individual freestyle test grade four with a superb performance on her mount, Benedict, which garnered her 77.272 points and victory by more than two points over Norway’s Ann Cathrin Lubbe. With big stars Natalie Du Toit and Oscar Pistorius still to contest two more events each, hopes of another four gold medals for South Africa are high. The inspirational Du Toit, who swam in the open water marathon at the Olympics, previously won the 100 metres butterfly and the 100 metres freestyle. She is aiming for five gold medals in Beijing, with the 50 metres freestyle and the 400 metres freestyle still to come. South Africa’s Paralympians continue to excel in Beijing, with swimmer Natalie du Toit’s haul up to three gold medals and equestrian star Phillipa Johnson claiming a second win. Swimmer Kevin Paul, athletes David Roos and Fanie Lombard, and cyclists Gavin Kilpatrick and Michael Thomson were also among the medalists on Wednesday and Thursday. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The chances of a pentathlon gold medal in the P12 class look strong too. Hilton Langenhoven, with 2 250 points after three events, enjoys a big lead of 223 points over Germany’s Thomas Ulbricht and 290 points over Tunisia’s Mahmoud Khaldi, who is in third place. At Athens, four years ago, Johnson won two silver medals. This time around she was crowned champion in the two events she entered. Johnson was thrilled with her victory and praised her horse, Benedict, describing him as “incredible” and saying he dug deep for her. Start She says her main concern is in the 50m freestyle, because her start is not strong; Du Toit had her left leg amputated below the knee after an accident on her motor scooter in 2001 and can therefore not push off when diving into the pool as strongly as other athletes can do. Marius Stander finished just out of the medals in the men’s T38 400 metres in a season’s best 52.56 seconds, just 0.11 behind the bronze medal winner. He went even faster in the final, bettering his own world record by 12-hundredths of a second with a time of one minute, 08.58 seconds. It took more than two seconds off the mark that had stood leading into the Paralympics and it also gave him victory over runner-up, Lin Furong of China, by exactly a second. 12 September 2008 Paul had shocked even himself when he qualified for the final with a world record time of one minute, 08.70 seconds, thus improving his personal best by an amazing four seconds. Lombard is the most successful South African athlete in the history of the Paralympics with seven gold, two silver and two bronze medals. However, if Natalie du Toit continues on her winning streak, she will take over the top spot. On the same day Fanie Lombard won bronze in the men’s F42 shot put with a distance of 13.87 metres, which was just five centimetres short of silver medallist Maxim Narozhnyy of Russia. Croatia’s Darko Kralj bettered 14 metres with all six of his throws and won with a distance of 14.43 metres.
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The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Buildings Open House Tour takes place Saturday, October 5, and for the second year NESEA is teaming up with EnergySage to provide an online database of the hundreds of houses that will be open to the public.The Open House Tour is in its 14th year. It’s affiliated with the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour, which takes place on the same day. The National Solar Tour includes about 5,000 solar-energy sites around the country, which can be located with the help of a link at its website.Plug in your zip code and how far you’re willing to travel and you will get a list of participating properties.NESEA’s database includes car dealerships, churches, apartment buildings, and public buildings as well as houses. Each listing includes a description of the energy-related upgrade and how much it’s expected to save annually. Technologies include photovoltaic systems, solar hot water systems, ground-source heat pumps, wind turbines, and biomass and biofuel appliances.