Road races could earn $200m this year

first_img Such is the growing support for road races islandwide that the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run grew from 297 participants and $700,000 raised in 1999 to 26,000 entrants and $35 million last year. Others have also been showing growth by tapping into vibrant road running community. The CB Group UWI 5K held at the University of the West Indies, Mona, set a target of $20 million last year, but doubled that by reportedly garnering over $40 million. This year the organisers could be aiming to raise even more for charitable causes including; the UWI scholarship fund in educational and sports development. The GraceKennedy 5k: Education Run raised around $7 million for charities for communities in Downtown Kingston, West Kingston, Spanish Town and Majesty Gardens as well as Quarry Hill in St Catherine. The Digicel Imagine 5k Run, which will mark its sixth renewal, could raise over $15 million this year, having grown steadily with over 10,000 participants in 2015. The event, organised by the Digicel Foundation seeks funds for about 12 special needs beneficiaries. It is supported by over 20 corporate partners. Meanwhile, Running Events Limited, the chief organiser of road events locally reported road race events raised over $100,000,000 last year. Locally, the only road running event to significantly attract foreign participants is the Reggae Marathon 5K and Half Marathon, which draws in runners from at least 30 countries between the winter and thanksgiving period. It is held in Negril annually, and is seen as a strong local sports tourism product. Approximately $200 million could be raised this year, with about 20 major road races set to contribute much needed funds to local charities including schools, homes for the needy and public hospitals. Ingrid Card, vice-president of Group Marketing at Sagicor – organisers of the Sigma Corporate Run, which is targeting $60 million, says the full cost of the event is covered by her organisation, underlining that all funds raised will go to charity. “We will give the entire $60 million, as the need is great. For example, at the Bethlehem Home they had wheels, and a plastic chair as a wheelchair,” she told The Gleaner. “We need the support, and for people to support a worthy cause.” The beneficiaries of that event will be abandoned children and babies in the Bethlehem Home, operated by Missionaries of the Poor, the Spanish Town Hospital Paediatric Unit, and the Mandeville Hospital Paediatric Unit. SHOWING GROWTHlast_img read more

Alleyoop! to offer interactive family fun in Dawson Creek

first_imgAlleyoop! will perform at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre from 3 to 4 p.m. The show is presented by South Peace Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) thanks to funding from Success By 6.Hirsch, who hails from Seattle, Washington, has over 37 years of experience as an educator and entertainer, and his performance is sure to be interactive and fun. Katherine Charbonneau, program coordinator for CCRR, said it’s a great opportunity for both children and parents to enjoy themselves.“It focuses on music and movement, so it gets the children moving and focuses on physical activity, which we like to promote,” said Charbonneau. “It also makes the children feel good about themselves, and they get to participate with their families, which we like.”- Advertisement -She added to make the show more comfortable and intimate they are encouraging families to bring their own blankets to sit on and their own snacks to enjoy during the performance.Tickets are available at the CCRR office inside the Co-op Mall beside Sears, and at the Northern Toybox on 10 Street off of 103 Avenue, and cost $10 per family of four, and $2 for additional tickets. More information on Allan Hirsch can be found online at read more

St. Peter’s in thumping Copa Coca-cola start

first_img“It was a good game for us especially starting the championship with a win. You could say maybe the team from North Eastern was a bit overwhelmed by the weather or altitude but I think tactically, we overpowered them. The tournament is very tough but we will do our best to win the title,” St. Peter’s coach Moses Kibengwa told Capital Sport after the match.Subunly had the game’s first chance with Muktar Hillon going through on goal after breaking the offside trap, but his shot from inside the box was saved by the keeper.Having dodged the bullet, St. Peters who beat holders Kakamega High in the regional finals to book a ticket to the nationals went on the offensive. In the ninth minute, Stanley’s curling effort from the edge of the area went just wide.St Peters Mumias High school midfielder Ben Stanley controls the ball under pressure from Subunly’s wingers during their Copa Cocacola Under-16 School Games Championship at the Hill School in Eldoret on Tuesday July 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTwo minutes later, they were away celebrating the opener when Haggai scored the first of his two on the second bite of the cherry, tapping the rebound home after the keeper had saved his initial shot from the edge of the box.St. Peter’s were dominating the game and should have had more were they more clinical with their chances. On the quarter hour mark, Stanley had a shot from the edge of the box but it was too weak to trouble the keeper.In the 20th minute, they were made to pay for their misses with Subunly skipper Feisal Abdi scoring from the penalty spot after a handball inside the box.Subunly managed to hold on to the 1-1 score line till half time but upon resumption, they capitulated. Within 10 minutes of the second half, the Western region representatives had sealed the game.Oloo tapped home from a rebound inside the box before Stanley’s stunning freekick beat the keeper. Haggai then added his second tapping home after a goal mouth melee before he finished off the job with a brilliant freekick from the right.Evans Onsarigo of Riyabu School celebrates his goal against St Ciprian during their Copa Cocacola Under-16 School Games Championship at the Hill School in Eldoret on Tuesday July 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the other match, Evans Onsarigo’s thumping freekick from 30 yards out set Riyabu’s tone going against Eastern’s St. Cyprian before Solomon Ondari’s header 15 minutes later drove the final.In the girls’ matches, defending champions Olympic High School from Nairobi were handed a 5-0 thrashing by Rift Valley’s Wiyeta in a repeat of last year’s final which had ended in Olympic’s favor.Jecinta Karemana and Juliet Anyango scored a brace each with Sarah Nanjala adding the fifth in the romp.Action between Sega Girls and Alliance High School in action Copa Cocacola Under-16 School Games Championship at the Hill School in Eldoret on Tuesday July 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the other Pool A match, Sega Girls from Nyanza outclassed Central Region’s Alliance High School 3-0 with Sharon Onino breaking the dreadlock from the penalty spot, before substitute Violet Achieng and skipper Rose Ogutu added on to the haul.Sega were hugely dominant against Alliance and they went to the break with a 1-0 lead after Onino thumped a penalty home after a handball inside the box.Alliance came back determined to draw level in the second half but had their bid punctured when Achieng broke the offside trap to break into the box and beat the keeper one on one.Skipper Ogutu finished off in superb fashion, dribbling away from her markers at the edge of the box before unleashing a thunderous shot that Alliance keeper Neema Kisuge could only watch as the net shook in an act of approval.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Subunly captain Feisal Abdi vies for the ball against a St Peters Mumias High school opponent during their Copa Cocacola Under-16 School Games Championship at the Hill School in Eldoret on Tuesday July 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 24 – Western Region representatives St. Peters High School Mumias and Nyanza’s Riyabu school started their 2018 Copa Coca-cola campaigns on a winning note with St. Peters beating North Eastern’s Subunly 5-1 while Riyabu were 2-0 winners over Eastern Region’s St. Cyprian.Four second half goals saw St. Peters shake off an early scare from Subunly in a game that Kevin Haggai scored a hatrick while Jack Oloo and Ben Stanley added a goal each.last_img read more

Ron Rodgers awarded Brokerage Services for old Condill lots

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Real estate services were awarded to Ron Rodgers with NorthEast BC Realty Ltd as the proponent with the highest scoring submission to help sell the Condil Hotel lots.The City released the RFP for the properties at 10115, 10119 and 10135 100 avenue in February and received two responses.One response was from Brenna Burns (Century 21 Energy Realty) and the other Ron Rodgers (NorthEast BC Realty Ltd.).  The submissions were evaluated with a team of staff from Strategic Services and Corporate Services.- Advertisement -The evaluation included scoring for marketing services, qualifications, submission, proven performance and references, availability and innovation.Through this evaluation, City staff awarded the contract to Ron Rodgers with NorthEast B.C. Realty Ltd.last_img read more

Semenya accuses IAAF of breaching regulations at sports court

first_imgSemenya flashed a victory sign but made no comment as she arrived for the first day of the week-long hearing whose consequences could reverberate far beyond the sport of athletics.The measures would force so-called “hyperandrogenic” athletes or those with “differences of sexual development” (DSD) to take drugs to lower their testosterone levels below a prescribed amount if they wish to continue competing.The rules were to have been introduced last November but have been put on hold pending this week’s hearings. A judgement is expected by the end of March.Semenya’s legal team accused the IAAF of breaching confidentiality rules after it published the names of five expert witnesses who will appear to testify on their behalf.Among the IAAF experts are David Handelsman, Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Andrology at the University of Sydney, and Dr Angelica Hirschberg, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Stockholm-based Karolinska Institutet.Semenya, who won Olympic gold at the London and Rio Games, has now been given permission to reveal the identities of the experts she will be calling to give evidence.“The arbitration proceedings are subject to strict confidentiality provisions and this information should not have been released‚” her lawyers said in a statement.“Ms Semenya believes the IAAF press release is a clear breach of the confidentiality provisions that was orchestrated in an effort to influence public opinion in circumstances where the IAAF knew that Ms Semenya would not be prepared to respond because she was complying with her confidentiality obligations.“As a matter of fairness Ms Semenya raised this issue with the CAS and has been granted permission to publicly release information responding to the IAAF press release‚ including disclosing the experts who are testifying in support of Ms Semenya’s case. This information will be released tomorrow.”The IAAF says it is introducing the rules to create a “level playing field” for other female athletes.IAAF President Sebastian Coe said before the hearing: “Today is a very, very important day.“The regulations that we are introducing are there to protect the sanctity of fair and open competition.”The South African government says the rules specifically target Semenya and has called them a “gross violation” of her human rights.– ‘Increases in strength’ –Caster Semenya is a double Olympic 800m champion and has won three world titles © AFP/File / SAEED KHANThe issue is highly emotive.When British newspaper The Times reported last week that the IAAF would argue that Semenya should be classified as a biological male — a claim later denied by the IAAF — she said she was “unquestionably a woman”.In response to the report, the IAAF denied it intended to classify any DSD athlete as male.But in a statement, it added: “If a DSD athlete has testes and male levels of testosterone, they get the same increases in bone and muscle size and strength and increases in haemoglobin that a male gets when they go through puberty, which is what gives men such a performance advantage over women.“Therefore, to preserve fair competition in the female category, it is necessary to require DSD athletes to reduce their testosterone down to female levels before they compete at international level.”Semenya is not the only athlete potentially affected — the silver and bronze medallists in the Rio 800m, Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Kenya’s Margaret Wambui, have also faced questions about their testosterone levels.But it is Semenya, who also has three world titles to her name, who has brought the court challenge.Matthieu Reeb, the secretary general of the court, said: “It is unusual and unprecedented because we never had a such a case at CAS.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Caster Semenya arrives at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne © AFP / Harold CUNNINGHAMLAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb 18 – Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya on Monday accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of breaching confidentiality rules at a hearing that could define the rest of the South African’s career.Semenya appeared at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne to challenge proposed IAAF rules that would force her to lower her testosterone levels.last_img read more

Chelsea team news: Premier League line up – Predicted Blues XI v West Ham

first_img 11 Attacking midfield: Oscar 11 Right wing: Willian Right-back: Branislav Ivanovic It’s been a long wait Chelsea fans, but now, for the first time since March, the Blues will play a truly competitive game again.Although that famous 2-2 draw against Spurs in May was far from a relaxed affair, it’s been five months since Chelsea were knocked out of both the Champions League and FA Cup in the same week, leaving them with nothing left to play for in the 2015/16 season.It’s finally time for the Blues to begin putting the many ghosts of last season to rest and they can start with a win in tonight’s London derby at home to West Ham.Antonio Conte’s Premier League debut should answer many questions about how his side are going to line up during his time at Stamford Bridge. Will it be the 4-2-4 formation with Costa and Batshuayi starting together up front, or will we see a more conventional 4-3-3 side with solidity in defensive midfield and Diego Costa on his own up top?Take a look at how we think Chelsea will line up against West Ham by clicking the right arrow above. Centre-back: Gary Cahill 11 11 11 Left-back: Cesar Azpilicueta 11 11 Defensive midfield: N’Golo Kante Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois – Click the right arrow above to see how Chelsea could look against West Ham… 11 11 Defensive midfield: Nemanja Matic 11 Left wing: Eden Hazard Centre-back: John Terry 11 Striker: Diego Costalast_img read more


first_imgUrris GAA News:It was a quiet weekend on the field of play last weekend as both the men’s and Ladies teams had no matches. With Donegal in action in Ballybofey this Sunday the senior & Reserves have another free weekend. MATCH “N” WIN: Match “N” Win Thursday May 7th. No jackpot winner–numbers drawn 11, 13, 16 & 20. €15 winners: Danny Mc Conalogue, Tirmaine, Jimmy Kelly, Tullagh, Susan Mc Carron, Roxtown,Grace Doherty, Tornabratley and Sinead & Clint Marron, Dunaff/Monaghan. Jackpot next week €1,100. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.Gaeltacht Scholarship: The club has been awarded a partial scholarship (probably about €150) which can be put towards Gaeltacht stays in the following Rannafast, Lochanuir or Teileann. Anyone interested please contact club secretary David Hession on 0860538537 and we will put names into a draw if enough interest.U16 BOYS: U16 boys beat Red Hughs lat Monday night by 1-13 to 1-02. Well done David and lads.U12 GO GAMES: Urris are away to Burt on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm. CLG Iorras wish good luck to all the boys and girls in the parish who made / make their first Holy Communion last weekend and this weekend.U10 Boys & Girls Training: Training for the U10 boys and girls in Straid every Friday from 4pm to 5pm.U6 & U8 : No training this weekend. Next games are on Saturday May 23rd, U8 team away to Buncrana.BOOT EXCHANGE SCHEME: for Under-age players now up and running: In these times of financial constraints on families the club has introduced this exchange programme-old football boots in good condition that children have out grown can be dropped in or exchanged for a bigger/smaller pair as required. A minimum donation of €5 to the club for the boots that are taken away. Please contact Nichola Lagan on 0866030736 for further information . All boots can be dropped off at all Under-age training/matches now.CLUB BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall at 9pm. GAA NEWS: URRIS U16’S EARN SUPERB WIN OVER RED HUGHS was last modified: May 11th, 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club News:This weekend our senior and reserve footballers make the long journeyto Ballyshannon to take on Aodh Ruadh in the league. Throw in timesare 1.30pm (reserve) & 3pm (senior). All support welcome. The U-16 footballers were defeated by St. Eunan’s in the championshipon Monday evening last. The lads are now through to the Northernsemi-final where they will meet either Mac Cumhaills, Buncrana orMilford. Last Sunday morning at the Glebe the first round of the 4 week U-8mini league took place. All players and teams performed very well andit was great to see so many parents attending the training.Underage football training for U-6, U-8 & U-10’s continues this Sundayat the Glebe. New members especially welcome. 11am-12noon. There isalso a session on Wednesday evenings. Please bring mouth guards anddrink.Last Sunday our U-10 and U-8 hurlers took part in a blitz in Convoy.The U-10’s won 7 and drew 1 game while the U-8′ s played very well andrecorded some great victories.The U-16’s hurlers play Strabane Shamrocks in the League semi-final onThursday at Pairc na nGael. Throw in 6.30pm. Please come down andsupport the lads. Well done to Paddy Page who played for the Donegal U-15 hurlers lastweekend in Carrick on Shannon where they were runners up in the AllIreland ‘c’ competition.Cahir Doherty, Brian Diver, Peader Connaghan and Rory Boyce also werein action at the weekend when they played for the Donegal U-16 hurlingteam at Cusack Park in Mullingar. The lads reached the ‘b’ final andlost out to a physically stronger Meath team. All 5 acquittedthemselves exceptionally well throughout the tournaments.Camogie training continues at the pitch on Mondays from 6-7pm for U-14and older girls and Fridays from 6.30-8pm at the pitch for U-8, U-10 &U-12. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Pleasecheck club website and Gaels Camogie Facebook for more info.Hurling training continues at Pairc na nGael every Thursday eveningfrom 6.30pm to 7.30 pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 orSharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New membersalways welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebookpage or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelReply ForwardGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS FACE AODH RUADH IN CRUCIAL LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: September 1st, 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:Sportlast_img read more

Corwin Named to Jerry Rice Award Watch List

first_imgCorwin, a native of Tulsa, Okla., has completed 129 of 228 passes (56.6 percent) for 1,480 yards and 14 touchdowns in his first season donning the blue and white. He was named the STATS FCS National Freshman Player of the Week on Sept. 30 after leading Drake to a 41-17 road win over Marist. Corwin completed 20-of-29 passes for 255 yards and four touchdowns to collect the honor. A national panel of over 150 sports information and media relations directors, broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries will vote on the award following the regular season. Below is a full list of the 24 players: CHICAGO, Ill. – Drake quarterback Ian Corwin is one of 24 freshmen named to the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award Watch List. The Rice Award is named for the legendary Hall of Fame wide receiver and has been presented since 2011 to the Division I subdivision’s freshman player of the year. Still a young award, the Rice is distinguished, with three of the first four recipients to complete their college careers going on to the NFL: former Towson running back Terrance West, Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp and Fordham running back Chase Edmonds. John Bachus III, QB, UT MartinOmar Brown, CB, Northern IowaTyrese Chambers, WR, Sacred HeartIan Corwin, QB, DrakeJacob Dobbs, LB, Holy CrossNick Eaton, DE, UC DavisMetrius Fleming, WR/RS, Tennessee TechTra Fluellen, S, Houston BaptistAilym Ford, RB, ChattanoogaXavier Gipson, WR/KR, Stephen F. AustinDevron Harper, WR/RS, Gardner-WebbTyler Hudson, WR, Central ArkansasAbdul-Fatai Ibrahim, WR, Alabama A&MHendrix Johnson, WR, Northern ArizonaKevin Johnson, RB/KR, Norfolk StateTrey Lance, QB, North Dakota StateJalen Leary, RB, StetsonWill McElvain, QB, Northern IowaKeegan Shoemaker, QB, LafayetteJake Stebbins, LB, CornellJeff Undercuffler, QB, UAlbanyTristan Wheeler, LB, RichmondJavon Williams Jr., RB, Southern IllinoisHajj-Malik Williams, QB, Campbell Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Picture Special: Donegal’s first Animal Rehabilitation Centre is officially opened

first_imgYesterday was a historic day for animal welfare in Donegal as the county’s first state-of-the-art Animal Rehabilitation Centre was opened.The Donegal SPCA building is expected to bring great benefits to county as it serves to help many unfortunate animals move on to better lives.Broadcaster Shaun Doherty did the honours of cutting the ribbon at a celebratory opening event on Wednesday evening. Letterkenny Mayor Ian McGarvey and Miss Donegal Sophie Devlin were among the special guests. Photo: Declan DevlinMiss Donegal Sophie Devlin at the Donegal ARC opening. Photo: Declan DevlinThe facility is a state of the art, modern and impressive animal rehabilitation centre. The ARC is practical, flexible and safe, with a treatment room, small animal rooms, large animal rooms and an aquatic room with a pool for aquatic wildlife. There are indoor and outdoor stables and also indoor and outdoor kennels with beautiful green fields surrounding the building.The ARC is designed to deal with any animal, and all species are welcome there. There are many experts in animal care and rehabilitation within the ISPCA and throughout Co Donegal so there will never be a lack of support, professional care and advice available.Photo: Declan DevlinChairperson of Donegal SPCA, Kathleen Murray said: “This Centre will make a huge difference to the lives of animals in Co Donegal for decades to come. We are confident that the ISPCA will make a great success of the ARC. We welcome their professional and committed input to the County”. Donegal SPCA built this Centre with the future in mind. As Donegal has struggled financially since the recession and is still recovering, it was decided that the ISPCA, should take over and run the ARC as a lot of money will be needed every year to keep this brilliant asset going. We welcome their immense input to the project.Shaun Doherty opening the Donegal ARC building. Photo: Declan DevlinISPCA CEO Dr Andrew Kelly said: “The ISPCA is delighted to develop our relationship with affiliated member Donegal SPCA and we congratulate them and their committee members on building such a fantastic Centre which is a total credit to their hard work and dedication.“The new Donegal ARC will be a real asset to the county enabling the ISPCA to help even more animals in need. ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley has already been doing great work across the county for many years now and having such a dedicated facility nearby to bring neglected, abused and cruelly treated animals will be of great benefit aiding their rehabilitation and then successful rehoming.“We look forward to working with Donegal SPCA for many years to come and together tackling animal cruelty in the county making it a better and safer place for animals”If anyone wishes to volunteer or help out in any way, there will be a book where you can leave your details at the ARC at Barrack, Ramelton.Directions from Letterkenny: Go straight through the Mountain Top Roundabout and down all the way to the bottom of the hill. Featured photos by Declan Devlin PhotographyPicture Special: Donegal’s first Animal Rehabilitation Centre is officially opened was last modified: June 21st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Animal Rehabilitation CentreDonegal SPCAlaunchOPENINGpicture speciallast_img read more