Could we see a new record in boys’ 4x100m at Penns?

first_img While T.C. Williams out of Alexandria, Virginia, are expected to be the strongest American challengers, indications are that Jamaican teams are expected to dominate this event once again and, if weather conditions are right – warm instead of the usual cool temperatures – a fast time is expected. With three sub-40 seconds so far this season, the Akeem Bloomfield-led Kingston College will be seeking their eighth win in the event and join Camperdown as the most successful school sprint team from Jamaica. On the other hand, Calabar will be hoping to join Kingston College on seven, while Jamaica College will be seeking their second title. With Shivnarine Smalling and Jhevaughn Matherson, who, incidentally, will be making his first appearance at the carnival, set to join Bloomfield, Kingston College will be hoping to make up for last year’s disappointment. In 2015, Bloomfield pulled up with a hamstring injury on the second leg, and Smalling, who looked on in anguish on the anchor leg, will be hoping that things will be different this time around. Calabar, who finished behind KC at the MVP meet without the talented Christopher Taylor, will be hoping that his presence will be enough to ensure a successful defence of their title. His leg could be crucial to Calabar’s victory as the likes of Dejour Russell, Michael Stephens and Xavior Angus are quality athletes. Despite going in as the third-ranked team, Jamaica College cannot be counted out as two members of their record-breaking team from 2014, Waseem Williams and Devaughn Baker, are back. At the MVP meet, Williams was not a part of the team and his inclusion this time around could lift Jamaica College. Baker, who was seen closing fast on the Kingston College and Calabar runners on the anchor leg at the MVP meet, will definitely add more depth to their team in a race which is expected to be lightning-fast. IN 2014, Jamaica College broke the high-school Boys’ 4×100 metres Championship of America relay record after posting a time of 39.72 seconds at the prestigious Penn Relays. However, that record only stood for a year as another Jamaican school, Calabar High, won in a new mark of 39.63 last year. At this year’s 122nd staging of the event, which starts on Thursday, the record could be broken for the third year in a row as defending champions Calabar and Kingston College have gone under the record this season, while Jamaica College are not far off as all three teams went under the 40 seconds barrier at the recent MVP Track and Field meet. Kingston College, who were second behind Racers Track Club, clocked a school record 39.52, with Calabar crossing the finish line in 39.60, while Jamaica College had a season-best 39.77. JAMAICAN DOMINATIONlast_img read more

Arnie Isberg Memorial Tournament raises close to $16,000 for Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 8th Annual Arnie Isberg Memorial Tournament was held in Taylor on June 14 to the 16.According to event organizer, Kerri Laurin, this year’s Tournament was able to raise close to $16,000 for Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment at the Fort St. John Hospital.This Tournament is in memory of Arnie Isberg who passed away due to cancer in 2011.- Advertisement -24 local teams took part in this year’s Tournament.Laurin says the event was excellent even with the many other local events going on that weekend.“It went excellent considering how many other things that were going on last weekend.”Advertisement Laurin thanks everyone for their support for the Tournament and for supporting the Hospital Foundation.“Many thanks to everyone who donated in some way or form from sponsors, players, volunteers and fans!! Without you, we could not make this possible. We competed with a lot of things going on that weekend and I feel we still did an amazing job raising money. Thank you thank you thank you!”last_img read more

Chetwynd pulp mill to face temporary shutdown

first_imgEmployees at the Tembec pulp mill in Chetwynd have been informed that the mill will face a temporary shutdown later this month.The company announced that it will be taking the mill offline October 19th and resume operations October 27th. The shutdown, combined with the temporary shutdowns of two other Tembec mills in Quebec, will result in approximately 35,000 tonnes being taken off the market. Executive Vice President of Temec Yvon Pelletier cites lower demand for pulp products in Asia as the reason for the shutdown. He also says the company will use the shutdown period to complete some maintenance work on mill equipment. – Advertisement –last_img read more

More snow expected this weekend for Fort St John and North Peace

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John and the North Peace is expected to see more snow this weekend, after receiving several centimetres overnight into Friday.According to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Doug Lundquist, while snow in May comes as a surprise to some, it is not uncommon to our region. But he does say that having the cold temperature and snow at the same time is rare for this time of year.“Snow in May is not impossible in the Peace, this is not a record really yet. The temperature isn’t really a record even though it’s -5ºC. To have it that cold and snowy is what really peaked my eyebrows today. I’d say the two together are somewhat rare for the area.”- Advertisement -Lundquist says we can expect to see another 5 cm of snow overnight Friday and into Saturday, along with some snow expected for Sunday. Then on Monday, he says we can expect to see temperatures gradually increase to above seasonal throughout the week.YRB is advising drivers to adjust to the weather conditions and to take your time when travelling.For up-to-date road conditions, you can visit read more

Man United and other fans laugh Arsenal after latest setback – bring in Benzema!

first_img Arsene Wenger didn’t sign any outfield players in the transfer window Arsenal didn’t sign any outfield players during the transfer window and now find themselves a striker light.Danny Welbeck, injured in April, will now be out for “a period of months” following knee surgery.And fans were quick to point out the Gunners’ failure to sign many players – particularly another striker – laughing at Arsene Wenger and his lack of transfers before deadline day, rather than Welbeck’s injury.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets from various football fans, including Man United supporters, who enjoyed reminding Gooners about their grand plans for Karim Benzema. 1last_img read more

Cat found in Letterkenny – is he yours?

first_imgNicola Ní Dufaigh launched an appeal with us after a cat followed her neighbour home. The male cat was found in Letterkenny near St. Eunan’s College.She explains that the cat is extremely friendly, and although he doesn’t have a collar it seems that he has an owner as his coat is shiny and he appears to be well-fed. The cat has a coat like a tuxedo.Nicole said, “My mum cannot keep the cat as she is away quite a lot in Dublin, and that wouldn’t be fair on the cat. It really is someone’s cherished pet. We had a lead that it may belong to somoene in Hawthorne Heights but no owner came forward”.If you’re missing your moggy don’t hesitate to call Nicola on 0863222082 or email You can also message Donegal Daily on Facebook or email Cat found in Letterkenny – is he yours? was last modified: August 11th, 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:found catletterkennymissing cattuxedo catlast_img read more


first_imgRuairi Keating is a doubt for Finn Harps ahead of their trip to Waterford on Friday night.Finn Harps will be hoping to extend their unbeaten league start to the season to three games on Friday evening when they make the long trip south to face Waterford United at the RSC (kick-off 7.45pm). Harps followed up their opening day scoreless draw away to Shelbourne with a comfortable 2-0 victory over league newboys Cabinteely at Finn Park last Friday night.“I was glad to get the win on Friday night,” said Harps boss Ollie Horgan after the game. “Credit to the ground staff who got the pitch ready in very difficult weather conditions leading up to game,” he said. “The early goal was a huge help to us but Cabinteely were always dangerous from set pieces and on the break.“They will prove to be very difficult opposition to us and a lot more teams in the season ahead,” said Horgan of the Dublin based side.Harps controlled much of the game but clear cut chances were few and far between.“We really hadn’t too many chances until after second goal when Cabinteely pushed men forward and left space to try to exploit at the back. “I felt that all fourteen lads that played made a contribution which doesn’t always happen,” continued Horgan.Like Harps, Friday’s opponents Waterford have made an unbeaten start to the season and have also picked up four points from their opening two games including last week’s 2-1 victory over Wexford Youths.“Waterford have made a great start and will obviously be full of confidence having beaten Wexford away,” said Horgan.“The return of Jack Doherty and Dylan Mernagh is a big boost to them along with new additions in the likes of Sean Hurley and young Dineen at the back.“We struggled in the RSC this time last year and they ran out comfortable winners so we know how difficult it is going to be. “We worked hard as a group last Friday against Cabinteely in front of a very encouraging home support,” said Horgan.“However, it is more difficult to repeat this away from home in places like Waterford this Friday with their home support and quality.”Packie Mailey remains out while last week’s two goal hero Rory Keating is a doubt and will be assessed prior to the departure south.Although Harps held the upper hands against Waterford last season – winning two and drawing one of their four meetings – they haven’t always had their way against Friday’s opponents. In the twenty meetings prior to last season they had won only three times against Waterford, with only one of these victories coming at the RSC.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: Ruairi Keating.Injured: Packie Mailey.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-L-L-D-W (7 pts)Waterford United: L-L-W-L-D-W (7 pts)RECORD AGAINST WATERFORD / WATERFORD UNITED (All competitions)Friday’s game will be the 95th meeting of the two clubs, and the 47th to be played in Waterford.Total Games: 94 (47 at Waterford)Harps Wins: 32 (11 at Waterford)Waterford Wins: 43 (25 at Waterford)Draws: 19 (11 at Waterford)Harps Goals: 136 (57 at Waterford)Waterford Goals: 148 (86 at Waterford)LAST 10 GAMES v WATERFORD UNITED27-Jul-12 Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (First Division)29-Sep-12 Finn Harps 1-2 Waterford United (First Division)08-Mar-13 Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (First Division)26-Apr-13 Finn Harps 0-1 Waterford United (First Division)28-Jun-13 Waterford United 3-0 Finn Harps (First Division)16-Aug-13 Finn Harps 0-2 Waterford United (First Division)07-Mar-14 Finn Harps 0-0 Waterford United (First Division)25-Apr-14 Waterford United 2-0 Finn Harps (First Division)27-Jun-14 Finn Harps 1-0 Waterford United (First Division)15-Aug-14 Waterford United 0-2 Finn Harps (First Division)LAST TIME v WATERFORD at RSC15th August 2014.WATERFORD UNITED 0FINN HARPS 2 Jordan Loftus 16, 36.Waterford United: Matthew Connor, Conor Whittle, Shaun Corcoran, Patrick Fitzgerald, John Frost, Brian Nolan, Ross Fitzpatrick (Mikie Rowe 59), Vincent Sullivan, Ethan Boyle, Conor Coad (Cormac Breslin 78), Mark Walsh (Andrew O’Connor 59). Subs not used: Samuel Ogayemi, Shane Morrissey, Daryll Power.Finn Harps: Conor Winn, Brian McGrory, Ciaran Coll, Keith Cowan, Thomas McMonagle, Josh Mailey, Carel Tiofack (Oisin Hassett 83), Pat McCann, Sean McCarron (Cathal McDaid 90), Kevin McHugh, Jordan Loftus (Gerard O’Callaghan 70). Subs not used: Shaun Patton, James Gallagher.FINN HARPS GOALSCORERS 2015 (All competitions)Ruairi Keaing 2Brian McGrory 1 (in League Cup)Keith Cowan 1 (in League Cup)FINN HARPS RESULTS / FIXTURES 2015Mar Fri 06 Shelbourne 0-0 Finn HarpsMon 09 Galway Utd 3-2 Finn Harps (League Cup)Fri 13 Finn Harps 2-0 CabinteelyFri 20 A Waterford UnitedFri 27 H Cobh RamblersApr Fri 03 A UCDFri 10 H Athlone TownFri 17 A Wexford YouthsFri 24 H ShelbourneMay Fri 01 A CabinteelyFri 08 H Waterford UnitedSat 16 A Cobh RamblersFri 22 H UCDJun Fri 05 A Athlone TownFri 12 H Wexford YouthsFri 26 A ShelbourneJul Fri 03 H CabinteelyFri 10 A Waterford UnitedFri 17 H Cobh RamblersFri 24 A UCDFri 31 H Athlone TownAug Fri 07 A Wexford YouthsFri 14 H ShelbourneFri 28 A CabinteelySep Sat 05 H Waterford UnitedSat 19 A Cobh RamblersFri 25 H UCDOct Fri 09 A Athlone TownSat 17 H Wexford YouthsCompiled by Joe Doherty. Email: joedoherty@finnharps.comHARPS HOPING TO CONTINUE UNBEATEN START TO SEASON AT WATERFORD ON FRIDAY NIGHT was last modified: March 19th, 2015 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:finn harpsHome-page SportnewssoccerWATERFORD UNITEDlast_img read more


first_imgSISTER SARA’S WEEKEND PREVIEW: It’s almost the weekend and what makes this weekend better than most is it’s a BANK HOLIDAY! As always Sister Sara’s – Letterkenny’s No.1 Super-pub is the perfect venue for you to kickstart the weekend. What a great line-up they’ve got planned for the MAY Bank Holiday weekend.On Saturday night its DJ Marty Temple that will rocking the venue.While the main event will take place on Sunday night with the Massive Summer Party with resident house DJ Marty Curran. At the DRY ARCH INN they’re will also be LIVE music all weekend at the popular venue located just outside Letterkenny. Hugh McMonagle will play all his hits on Saturday night.While there will be plenty of SMALL TALK come Sunday.Enjoy the weekend and let the fun begin. 🙂MASSIVE SUMMER PARTY DISCO THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AT SISTER SARA’S was last modified: April 30th, 2015 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more

AngelList: Venture Hacks Launches Curated Investor Index

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Earlier today Venture Hacks announced the launch of the AngelList – a curated list of angel investors with an interest in early-stage funding pitches. According to a blog post by Venture Hacks cofounder Babak Nivi, legendary investors like FF Fund angel Dave McClure, Techstars’ Brad Feld and SoftTech VC’s Jeff Clavier are among the site’s first participants. ReadWriteStart caught up with Nivi to find out why he was moved to create the resource. “Entrepreneurs are always asking us if we know any angel investors.” He says, “It’s one of the most common questions in the startup world. So we decided to make a list of the ones we know and also open it to ones we didn’t know. We also needed a place to keep track of the angels we know for our own reference. Hence AngelList!” Anyone who has made $25,000 dollars in investments in 2009 and plans to do the same in 2010 is eligible to apply for the list. Participating investors receive information on three vetted startups per week and a place on the Venture Hacks blog and AngelList Twitter account. While some Angels may shy from displaying their contact info to the public, the list is actually a much better way to manage the pitch process as entrepreneurs are made well aware of investor objectives and interests. Startups can browse the site for contact information, investment criteria, trusted referrers and an investor’s current portfolio. Explains Nivi, “Entrepreneurs spend a lot of time trying to get intros to investors – even the entrepreneurs who end up raising money from Ron Conway, Fred Wilson or Sequoia. We want to make it easy for qualified entrepreneurs to get the intros.” To check out the list, visit or to make your angel financing needs known, add yourself to the VentureHacks Startup List at Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups center_img dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

46 million people interacted on Facebook during ICC World Twenty20

More than 46 million people interacted on social networking platform Facebook during the recently-concluded ICC World Twenty20, which culminated in thrilling victories by both the West Indies men and women’s teams on April 3 in Kolkata. (Also Read: West Indies World T20 final triumph hailed as ‘one of the best ever’)”During the India vs Pakistan match on February 15, over 8.2 million people logged on to Facebook and the final match between England and West Indies saw 6.1 million people engage on the platform. The ICC and team Facebook pages saw over 180 million video views from March 8 to April 3,” the social networking platform said on Wednesday. (Also Read: Virat Kohli named captain of ICC’s Team of the Tournament)Most mentioned cricketers on Facebook included Virat Kohli (India), MS Dhoni (India), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Chris Gayle (West Indies), Rohit Sharma (India), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh) and Joe Root (England).Among most mentioned women players on the social network were Sana Mir (Pakistan), Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Mithali Raj (India) and Meg Lanning (Australia).During the tournament, profile frames were used over 17 million times by people showing their support for ICC World Twenty20 teams on Facebook. This included players and cricket fans from around the world, as well as celebrities and public figures.The ICC, multiple cricket boards, players, publishers and celebrities created over 500 live videos for cricket fans on Facebook.Over 60 official press conferences were streamed directly on to the ICC Facebook page immediately following the conclusion of both men’s and women’s matches.advertisementHundreds of thousands of fans tuned on Facebook Live to watch their favourite players field media questions and millions more watched the videos on Facebook after each match. read more