#glnrCHAMPS: Records galore in female sprint hurdles semis

first_imgThe female sprint hurdlers were in scintillating form at the beginning of Day Four of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, with four records being broken inside the National Stadium during the semi-finals. Britany Anderson (Vere) was smooth in removing Shanette Allison’s first round record of 13.30 seconds in the Class Two girls 100m hurdles, running across the line in an amazing 13.04 seconds in her semi-final win, finishing ahead of Ray-donna Lee (Hydel), 13.53 and St Jago’s Kimeone McLeod, 13.62.  Allison, 13.69, recoverd to book her place in Saturday’s final with a third place finish in her semi-final, which was won by Daszay Freeman (Manchester), 13.37 with Rosealee Copper (St Jago), 13.50 taking second. St Jago’s Crystal Morrison became the first Class Four girl to run under 11 seconds in the 80m hurdles with a blistering 10.98 seconds win in her semi-final round run. Running in the opening semi-final, Morrison got out strongly and held off another medal favourite Ackera Nugent (Excelsior), who finished second in 11.20, with Velecia Williams from Hydel taking third in 11.25 seconds.  The second semi was won by Holmwood’s Dyandra Gray (11.35), who finished ahead of St Jago’s Thennelle Williams, 11.48 and Vere’s Yanique White 11.59. Wolmer’s Janeek Brown lowered the Class One 100m hurdles record with a 13.53 win in her semi-final bettering Peta-Gay Williams’ 13.58 seconds run in 2015. That mark only lasted a few minutes, however, as Gabrielle McDonald (Edwin Allen) took the mark even lower, stopping the clock at 13.52 seconds in her semi-final.last_img read more

Campbell Wins African Oscar for Somewhere in Baltimore Screenplay

first_imgAndrew Campbell was born and raised in Eau Claire, and never in a million years would he have guessed one day he’d be accepting an African Oscar for his work as a screenwriter.Campbell began writing his screenplay “Somewhere in Baltimore” around 2005 or 2006 — and in 2012 it had been turned into a film that was nominated for several African Oscars. Campbell won for best screenplay.“This screenplay turned out to be much more successful than I ever thought it would be,” Campbell said, who now lives outside Philadelphia. “It turned out to be a film, and I am very pleased with how it all came together.”The film is about a young boy who is planning to spend the summer with his grandmother, but the night before he is set to leave, his parents are murdered by robbers. Orphaned, the young boy needs to move in with his grandmother permanently.The boy is teased from the minute he moves away from his parents’ home and ends up isolating himself from everyone besides his grandmother. His grandmother is his only real friend, but she dies while the boy is in high school.The film follows the boy’s struggles of being isolated, teased and misunderstood from the moment his life is turned upside down. And Campbell’s story can all be tied to his time growing up in Eau Claire.“I knew someone growing up in Eau Claire who lived with his grandmother,” Campbell said. “His grandmother had this weird thing where she never left the house, but I was friends with her grandson. I watched how people judged and misunderstood this old lady, when in reality she was the nicest person. That was kind of what I was thinking about as I originally sat down to write the screenplay.”Originally, Campbell had intended the story to be set somewhere in the Midwest — most likely Kansas — during the 1920s. But when the film was picked up by a Nollywood studio — a growing market in Africa than can be compared to Hollywood or Bollywood — it was decided to set the story in the present day in Philadelphia and Baltimore.Campbell was nervous with the change in direction of the film, as he wasn’t sure how his story would translate from apredominately white town in Kansas to more of an urban, modern-day setting on the East Coast. But in the end, Campbell was pleased with the outcome.“Making it set in the modern day in an urban setting was about as far of a change as possible from my original idea,” Campbell said. “But it became much more successful than I ever thought. People are constantly telling me that the grandmother in the film reminds them of their own grandmother or someone else they know.“It’s weird being from Eau Claire and still being able to create a believable character in a culture that’s completely opposite of the one I grew up in.”The film was produced by Campbell’s wife, Aletha Jones-Campbell. Jones-Campbell, who is from Liberia, became the first female to win the Liberian Entertainment Award for best movie of the year for her production.Campbell is currently writing another screenplay, which is untitled. He believes his new screenplay has a lot more opportunity for success now that he has put himself on the map with “Somewhere in Baltimore.”“This has been such a weird and unexpected experience,” Campbell said. “My biggest goal for all of this is that I can turn screenwriting from a part-time job to a full-time gig. But I am happy with what I’ve accomplished so far.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Giftland’s owner questions BiShanLin, Movie Towne investments

first_img— calls for level playing fieldBusinessman and Chairman of MCG Investments (Giftland Mall), Roy Beepat, is calling on the A PartnershipChairman of MCG Investments Roy Beepatfor National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government to provide a level playing field for investors in Guyana.Beepat has made the call, even as Chinese logging company BaiShanLin is advertising the advent of an international mall. The advertisement can be seen at the arrival lounge of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.According to Beepat, Government needs to be fair to local investment companies, whose revenues are being pumped into the country’s economy.“In fairness to our investment and parity between local investment and international enterprises such as these, it is important that a level playing field, I would find it abhorrent if it is a case that multibillion international companies should be treated with preferential treatment and unfair trading advantages over local companies,” Beepat said in a letter to the editor.He is therefore seeking responses from both the Guyana Revenue Authority and the Finance Ministry.“As the Chairman of MCG Investments Inc, the owners of the Giftland Mall, I am concerned and I am kindly publicly requesting from the Finance Ministry and GRA Commissioner, who I do not hold accountable in any way, the details of these two mentioned investments which were concluded before their control of these two Government departments.”According to Beepat, the Giftland Mall did not benefit from any concessions from the previous People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration in terms of duty-fee, Value Added Tax (VAT) waivers, tax holidays, tax exemptions of any sorted.The Chinese logging company, which is currently under review by the Government State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU), has been at the centre of controversies over the years it has been operating in Guyana.It had come under tremendous fire for what has been deemed is illegal logging operations in the country and has been accused of enjoying billions of dollars in concessions.The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has over the last few months been clamping down on tax including BaiShanLin. The Chinese logging company allegedly has over $50 million outstanding in duties, which it failed to pay within the stipulated time frame.last_img read more

Telizyn wins gold medals at Alberta Summer Games

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, B.C. – The Alberta Summer Games were in Grande Prairie this past weekend though it wasn’t Alberta bikers who stole the show.Josh Telizyn along with Nick Guliov competed in the Cross Country, Eliminator and 3 by 6km relay events where they brought home three medals.The boys swept the podium in the relay as Telizyn won gold and Guliov won bronze. Telizyn added another gold medal by winning the Eliminator event.- Advertisement -Results from the games are shown below:Telizyn:Cross Country: 01:03:223 by 6km Relay: 01:00:23Guliov: Advertisement Cross Country: 01:13:193 by 6km Relay: 01:27:48last_img

Solskjaer happy with Man Utd backing, expects more new signings

first_imgHowever, Solskjaer believes more business will be done over the next month and is happy with the recruitment of Wan-Bissaka and James in a change of strategy in the transfer market, focused on younger British players.United reportedly had a £70 million bid for England international centre-back Harry Maguire turned down by Leicester this week.“It’s a long-term and it’s a short-term project,” Solskjaer told MUTV.“You cannot just think three years down the line, so we’ve got short-term goals as well, of course.“I think we’ve been quite calm and good in the market as we’ve got the right people, and we’re still working on a case or two.”“I’ve got the backing and we’ve got the people we wanted, for now, and there will probably be some more business being done.”After a bright start when Solskjaer was handed the job on a temporary basis in December, United’s form slumped alarmingly towards the end of the campaign to finish sixth in the Premier League.And the Norwegian wants his side to be more consistent in his first full season in charge to try and close the gap to English champions Manchester City and Champions League winners Liverpool.“At Manchester United, and in the Premier League, I have to say, you have to be at our best for long, long periods,” added Solskjaer.“You’ve got to be consistent. You can see the top two teams last season were so consistent.“To have the pre-season together and lay down the foundations and principles to get the fitness, the tactics and the mentality right, and to get the team gelled as one, is important.”One player who will be staying put at United is Andreas Pereira after the Brazilian midfielder signed a new four-year contract on Friday.The 23-year-old, who came through the United Academy, enjoyed a breakthrough 2018-19 campaign and has made 35 first-team appearances.“I have spent so long in Manchester that I now regard the city and the club as my home and I’m extremely happy to continue my career here,” said Pereira.“The manager has shown great faith in me and I can’t wait to get this campaign started under him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects more new signings before the start of the new Premier League season © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 5 – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he is happy with the transfer business the club have completed so far this summer and expects more signings before the season gets underway.United have spent up to £65 million ($82 million) on promising youngsters Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, but there has not been a huge turnover in players at Old Trafford despite a bitterly disappointing end to last season.last_img read more

Manchester United target nets stunning free-kick for title winners (Video)

first_img1 Manchester United’s defeat to Chelsea proves they still need to add some quality to their side if they want to mount a serious Premier League title challenge next year.Louis van Gaal has already been identifying his transfer targets for the summer and it’s extremely likely, according to reports, Dutch international star Memphis Depay features high up on his list.And if his 20 goals in 27 games weren’t enough to tempt the Red Devils into a bid, this stunning free-kick against Heerenveen on Saturday, which seals PSV Eindhoven’s 22nd Erefdivisie title triumph.You can see the goal below… PSV Eindhoven star Memphis Depay and his team-mates celebrate last_img

La Serna doesn’t foul up

first_imgBut while they struggled at the line, the Lancers shone brightly in other aspects of the game. They held Pioneer’s leading scorer, Ruben Orozco, who was averaging 15.4 points, to one field goal and three points – 12.4 points under his season average. When point guard Nick Giraud fouled out with 5 minutes, 26 seconds left in the third quarter, most of the Titans’ floor game and offensive creativity went with him. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaLa Serna point guard David Hayashi picked up two quick fouls, but when he went to the sideline, Derek Mundt picked up the slack and scored eight first-quarter points to lead the Lancers to a 17-10 advantage. Hayashi returned to scored six in the second quarter as La Serna increased its lead to 37-18 at halftime. “The second quarter, when they outscored us 20-8, that was the key to the game, that and shutting down my big guy,” Titans coach Joey Mata said. “David’s quick fouls were a real concern, but other guys stepped up,” Lowe said. “Our inside defense was very good also. It was a physical game and a lot of fouls were called, but I thought our kids did a good job of adjusting to the officiating.” Hayashi finished with 16 points and Mundt had 15. Kelsey Thompson, with 11 fourth quarter points, led Pioneer with 13 and Giraud had 11. roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img WHITTIER – La Serna High School used some stout defense and 60 percent shooting to offset a frigid night at the free-throw line in defeating visiting Pioneer 71-49 in a Del Rio League boys basketball game on Wednesday night. Two minutes into the fourth quarter, La Serna had made just 3 of 17 free throws (18 percent) in an uncommon performance for a Mike Lowe-coached team. last_img read more

TRANSFER FIGHT! Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham all chasing Monaco star

first_imgArsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham are all vying for the signature of Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe.The 24-year-old starred for the French champions this season after joining from Lille last summer and he is one of a number of players who could leave the club.Playmaker Bernardo Silva has already joined Manchester City for a reported £43m and right-back Benjamin Mendy could follow him to the Etihad for a similar fee.Plenty of Monaco’s other top talents could now be heading out the door too and, according to L’Equipe, Sidibe may well be one of the next to go as Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City are all chasing him.The Premier League trio are said to have notified Monaco about their interest in the left-back and the French club are weighing up what to do as a result.Sidibe has been linked with a move to England in the past and he reportedly rejected an offer from Arsenal last summer when he left Lille.That has not put the Gunners off reviving their interest, however this time they will be joined in their pursuit by both Manchester City and Spurs. Djibril Sidibe in action for Monaco 1last_img read more

AYR HILL NATIONAL SCHOOL FUN RUN

first_imgAyr Hill National School Ramelton are having their annual 5km Fun Run/Walk on Friday 5th August 2011.Race commences at 7.30pm from Gambles Square. Registration prior to race will be in Town Hall from 7pm onwards.Fee €7 runners, €5 walkers. AYR HILL NATIONAL SCHOOL FUN RUN was last modified: July 27th, 2011 by gregShare 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:AYR HILL NATIONAL SCHOOL FUN RUNlast_img

GAA NEWS: NAOMH CONAILL CLUB GETS READY FOR MR & MRS COMPETITION!

first_imgThere was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 6, 25, 27 and 30. Two prizes of €50 went to Fiona Molloy Kingarrow and Kathleen Mc Glynn Glengesh. Next weeks jackpot is €3,700.The August draw in the 200 plus club took place last Tuesday night at the community centre bingo. 1st prize €500 Peter Mc Kelvey Station Road. 5 prizes of €100 each Joe Mc Glinchey Main Street, Alan Kee Main Street, Joe Kelly Ballybofey, Anthony Burke, Bruckless and Janice Mc Nelis Narin Road.The U13 team had a comprehensive victory over Kilcar on Sunday. Naomh Conaill 7-13 2-04 Kilcar. This Saturday 7th September they are away to Ardara at 12noon. The U15 team competed in the Og sport last Saturday. They bet Killybegs 3-3 to 2-5 but were then beaten by the eventual winners St Eunans. Naomh Conaill 0-5 3-7 St Eunans.The U16′s are in championship action this Wednesday 4th when they host Killybegs in the 2nd leg at 7pm.A great second half team performance saw the senior team earn a draw against St Eunans. Naomh Conaill 1-9 2-6 St Eunans.A Mr and Mrs competition takes place this Saturday 7th September as part of Eileen Gallagher’s Lord mayor competition. A great nights fun is in store when 8 local couples battle it out to take the honour of the perfect r and Mrs. Tickets are available from the Highlands Hotel or the Co-Op at just €10 or by contacting Eileen herself or any of the participating couples. Doors open 9pm.  GAA NEWS: NAOMH CONAILL CLUB GETS READY FOR MR & MRS COMPETITION! was last modified: September 3rd, 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:GAA NEWS: NAOMH CONAILL CLUB GETS READY FOR MR & MRS COMPETITION!last_img read more