Cartoon: January 11, 2016

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Sand Creek beauty wins Miss Rupununi Rodeo 2018 title

first_imgSeventeen-year-old Shanelle Thomas of Sand Creek, South Rupununi, one of six beauties vying for the annual Miss Rodeo Queen title, has been crowned Miss Rupununi Rodeo 2018.(From left to right) First runner-up Samara Melville; Miss Rupununi Rodeo 2018, Shanelle Thomas; and second runner-up Subrina Albert.An aspiring nurse, Thomas won the rodeo pageant on Friday evening at the Takutu Hotel in Lethem, Region Nine, in front of hundreds of patrons who had gathered to witness the annual event which forms part of the Rupununi Ranchers’ Rodeo festivity.Miss Sand Creek won the hearts of the audience with her confidence and eloquence even from the introduction segment of the pageant, as she strutted out in her long booths and cowgirl hat. This Sand Creek resident is fluent in Wapishana, enjoys bird watching and horse riding, and loves to eat fried tasso (beef) and farine.Miss Rodeo Queen 2018, Shanelle ThomasThe highlight of Friday night’s event was the ‘cowgirl wear’ segment, wherein the young ladies displayed their vaquero outfits. Samara Melville of Parishara and Subrina Albert of Karasabai, respectively first and second runners-up, dominated this segment with their stunning ensembles.The other contestants represented Annai Village in the North Rupununi; Rokomuto, South Pakaraima; and Central Lethem.The event was sponsored by Banks DIH, the Guyana Oil Company, Shantel’s Exotic Creations, and Trophy Stall.last_img read more

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Ambaka, Matasi lead chase for top SOYA gong

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi celebrates the win against Ethiopia during the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 7 – Kenya Sevens star William Ambaka and Harambee Stars keeper Peter Matasi will battle three athletics celebrities for the Sportsmen of the Year accolades during the 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Award (SOYA) gala in Mombasa on Friday.Ambaka and Matasi will be eying to become among the few sportsmen from other disciplines other than athletics to win the coveted during the Soya Gala planned for the iconic Fort Jesus in Mombasa. Some of the other the sportsmen to have won the gong away from athletics are swimmer Jason Dunford (2007) and another Kenya Sevens rugby star Collins Injera (2009).But whether the duo will floor World marathon record –breaking Eliud Kipchoge and compatriots Commonwealth and Africa champions Elijah Manangoi (1,500m) and Conseslus Kipruto (3,000m steeplechase) is left to be known.Kenya’s William Ambaka races away for a try against Spain on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in London on 3rd June, 2018. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World RugbyAmbaka was Kenya’s top try scorer this season with 31 tries from 155 points in 54 matches, feat that guided Shujaa to break the half-a-century-mark for the first time for 104 points. That saw Shujaa finish eighth in the 2017/2018 World Rugby Sevens Series.Ambaka made his first Cap for the Kenya 15 rugby team, the Simbas this season, when he was named in Africa Gold Cup/ World Cup Qualifier squad to face Tunisia and he scored a brace as the Simbas mauled Tunisia 67-0 at RFUEA Grounds.Ambaka also scored two tries despite Kenya Simbas going down 53-28 loss in the Africa Gold Cup decider. He also feature for Kenya Simbas at the other World Cup qualifier at Repechage in France.Matasi kept a clean sheet against Ethiopia in Africa Cup of Nations qualifier which helped Kenya book their ticket to this year’s Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 15 years.In the Kenyan Premier League, playing for Posta Rangers before moving to Tusker in mid-season, he kept clean run in 29 matches and saved three penalties.Matasi’s performance attracted the eyes of scouts, signing a three-year deal with Ethiopian top tier side St. Georges.Eliud Kipchoge receives his 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year Award from president Seb Coe. PHOTO/NN RunningKipchoge, who is the Olympic Marathon champion, started the year strongly with victory at London Marathon in 2 hours, 04 minutes and 17 seconds on April 22, which was the 15th fastest time over the distance, having won at the same course in 2015 in 2:04:42 and 2016 in 2:03:05, missing the world record by eight seconds.Then Kipchoge went for Berlin Marathon victory with a World Record feat of 2:01:39 in September 16 the Germany Capital City. He downed the previous record by one minute and 18 seconds, setting news timeOn his way to the WR and his third Berlin Marathon title, Kipchoge also broke the 30km World Record setting new times of 1:26:45.Despite finishing second at the Kent an trials, Manangoi, the World 1,500m champion, went on to win his maiden Commonwealth Games title in Gold Coast, Australia, clocking 3:34.78 on April 14.Manangoi followed it up with his first African title clocking a Championship Record time of 3:35.20 in Asaba, Nigeria on August 5. Manangoi would end his season in style, winning his maiden World Cup also known as the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech on September 9.The 23-year-old Kipruto has been on a roller-coaster since winning the Olympic 3,000m steeplechase title in Rio in 2016 and World title in 2017 London. Kiprutp won Commonwealth Games gold in Gold Coast before going for the Africa title in Asaba, Nigeria.Kipruto then retained his Diamond League for his third trophy in style, clocking 8:10.15 while running with one shoe in Zurich on August 30. Kipruto has also won in Rome and Birmingham.Kipruto would finish the season in style, winning his first World Cup (IAAF Continental Cup) in Czech in 8:22.55 on September 8.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Is Mohamed Salah fit? Will the Egypt and Liverpool man start against Russia?

first_img You’re the one ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Next up are the hosts and Salah is set to be vital for the chances of Hector Cuper’s team but he’s admitted the player will face fitness tests ahead of the clash.He is, though, confident about the forward’s chances of playing. LU BEAUTY Mohamed Salah was left on the bench during Egypt’s opening game defeat to Uruguay. 3 A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers diamond geezer Cuper has also insisted Egypt are a big threat even without Salah.He added: Salah brings a lot to our national team.“He is important to us and to the opponent too, because they worry about him.“But it’s not as if we don’t have other players [for opponents] to worry about besides Salah.“Our team has a style. I won’t say philosophy, because it’s a very general term.“But we have a style and if Salah is playing, he adds to it. No one can deny that. Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? 3 Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings “Most likely he will play against Russia and I think this motivates us, of course it does.“We trust him because we know he can make things happen.” If Egypt are to get out of Group A at World Cup 2018, they will need Mohamed Salah to be at his best against Russia.The Pharaohs lost their opening match with Uruguay 1-0 with the Liverpool superstar remaining on the bench despite his manager suggesting he was fit at his pre-match press conference. Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Latest World Cup newscenter_img NO JOY Shy guy Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Fallon d’Floor SUPERSTITION Pure class 3 Good times Mohamed Salah trains with Egypt ahead of their clash with World Cup 2018 hosts Russia. Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter misery Will Salah get the thumbs up to start for Egypt from medical staff. Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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Chelsea confirm signing of Italy midfielder Jorginho from Napoli

first_img 1 Chelsea have announced the signing of Italy international midfielder Jorginho from Napoli. Playmaker Jorginho was wanted by several clubs this summer – but Chelsea have won the race to sign him The 26-year-old Brazil-born star has signed a five-year contract with the Blues and will wear the number five shirt.Jorginho follows Maurizio Sarri from Naples to Stamford Bridge, after the Italian boss was appointed the new Chelsea manager on Saturday morning.While the London club have not disclosed the fee, it is claimed the Premier League side have paid £50million, rising to a potential £57million, for the in-demand midfielder.Jorginho reportedly passed up the chance to sign for Premier League champions Manchester City to join the Blues.Speaking to the club’s official website, the new arrival said: “I am absolutely ecstatic to be here at Chelsea.“It is not easy to become part of such a big team so I am very, very happy. I am excited to play in such an intense league, for a team that gives everything to play and win.” Welcome to London, and welcome to Chelsea, Jorginho! 👊#WelcomeJorginhohttps://t.co/BnAsrtOA4I— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 14, 2018Club director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘We are delighted Jorginho has chosen to join Chelsea.“He was one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe and will become an important member of the playing squad.He has demonstrated his quality working under Maurizio Sarri and we are convinced his signing will help bring further success to Stamford Bridge.”last_img read more

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LYIT CHARITY CYCLE WHEELS OUT THE CASH!

first_imgFrom left to right: Sean Grant, LYIT; Alastair McKinney and Julie Mundy from the Alzheimer Society (Donegal Branch); Sheila King, Alfie O’Doherty and Maeve Carr from LYIT; and Diarmuid Ó Donnabhain and Laurence Dempsey from the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team. Team members missing from the photo include Una Cronin, Martina Quinn, Austin Sammon and Tommy Doherty.They came, they cycled and the raised a bundle of money!Over €4,260 was raised in aid of the Alzheimer Society (Donegal) and the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team from the annual LYIT Charity Cycle from Letterkenny to Killybegs.This year, over 100 people took part in the cycle over Meenaroy. Pictured at LYIT Letterkenny campus are the organisers and representatives of the two charities.   LYIT CHARITY CYCLE WHEELS OUT THE CASH! was last modified: June 19th, 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)last_img read more

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Mrs Rosaleen Harte receives PEACE IV tribute to the late Paddy Harte Snr

first_imgMrs Rosaleen Harte was last week presented with a certificate in honour of the work of her late husband and former Donegal politician Paddy Harte Snr.The event was a celebration of the successful Peace IV (Case) Project 2017/2018 collaboration between Deele College and Raphoe Royal & Prior Comprehensive School.CASE – PEACE IV is a shared education project which included Music, Art, Citizenship, Heritage Studies, Environmental Education, Sport and Mindfulness. The project included 115 students from Transition Year in both schools , staff and several outside agencies. On March 13th, students from both schools were presented with certificates Programme Managers From Léargas and the Education Authority of Northern Ireland.The event paid tribute to the Peace and Reconciliation work of Raphoe’s Paddy Harte, who passed away in January of this year. Mrs Rosaleen Harte was the honoured guest at the evening event, where a special presentation was made to acknowledge the lifelong work of Mr Harte.Mr Joe Boyle, Principal, Deele College, Mrs Rosaleen Harte, Ms Noelle Ryan ( Peace IV Project Co-ordinator) and Dr. Howard Welch, Principal, Raphoe Royal & Prior Comprehensive SchoolStudents from both schools and Mr Joe Boyle, Dr Martin Gormley ETB, Ms Frances Donnelly, Ms Marie Heraughty( Peace IV Managers), Ms Mary Gibbons, Dr Howard Welch, Ms Cabrini Friel and Ms Liz Mc Laughlin.The Music Ensemble with Wall2Wall Facilitators, Ms Sarah Murphy, Mr Ferguson Murphy and Mr Seamus Devenney .Mrs Rosaleen Harte receives PEACE IV tribute to the late Paddy Harte Snr was last modified: March 19th, 2018 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:deele collegemr paddy hartemrs rosaleen hartepeace IVPresentationRaphoe Royal and Priorlast_img read more

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Rural areas being ‘left behind’ as government fails to bridge gap, councillor warns

first_imgA Glenties councillor has expressed concern over the disrepair and lack of funding being provided to rural areas in west Donegal. Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig raised concern over the summer after an elderly wheelchair user and his extended family had been left trapped in their homes after heavy rain washed away a bridge leading to their property. Meanwhile, a resident in the area also told Donegal Daily how ‘something drastic’ was going to happen on the Glen Road in Angaire if it wasn’t repaired by Donegal County Council. The concern comes as Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have become embroiled in an argument in recent days in relation to government funding for rural communities.Now further concern has been expressed, with Cllr Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig highlighting a deteriorated footpath in Anagaire, suggesting to Donegal Daily that it was a testament to how the people in rural west Donegal had been ‘forgotten’.He said: “If you look at the footpath, it is completely crumbling away. How is that acceptable?“And for me as a councillor, one of the major frustrations is that stuff like this is cropping up every day and it shouldn’t be. “This should be fixed by the council and a big issue shouldn’t be made about it, but it isn’t being done and that is a problem.“I shouldn’t have to fight for these issues or highlight them one after the other.“The government are failing to adequately fund the council and that means we are scraping the bottom of the barrel.“And when small projects, like the footpath in Anagaire, occur it means you have to go in search of money.“We have a situation now were our footpaths are overgrowing with weeds and they are not being maintained,” he added. “We need to have the council-funded adequately because rural parts of this county are being left behind and forgotten about.”Rural areas being ‘left behind’ as government fails to bridge gap, councillor warns was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Central Bureau of Investigation files FIR in Narsingh Yadav dope case

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday registered a case in the alleged dope issue of grappler wrestler Narsingh Yadav for a detailed probe.The case was registered by the CBI on the request of the Haryana government and further notification from the government of India, said a CBI officer.The CBI had taken over the case from the Haryana Police which had filed an FIR on July 27.The case has been registered under Sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit an offence), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.Wrestler Jitesh has been named in the FIR for allegedly spiking Yadav’s “meal or water” before the Rio Olympics, sources said.CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh did not reveal the name of the wrestler who allegedly spiked Yadav’s meal or water but confirmed that he resided at Daryapur Kalan in Delhi.”The complainant had made allegations against the wrestler for mixing up some restricted material (narcotic) in Yadav’s meal or water to stop his participation in the Rio Olympics, for which he had qualified,” the officer told IANS.”It was further alleged that the wrestler was earlier found positive in a dope test,” the officer said.Yadav was tested positive on June 25 for a banned substance ahead of the Rio Olympics, which began from August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on September 16 referred the alleged dope case of Yadav to the CBI.After arriving from Rio de Janeiro, WFI President Brijbhushan Sharan Singh requested the Prime Minister’s Office that the probe be carried out by the country’s premier investigating agency.advertisementThe complaint was later forwarded to the CBI.last_img read more

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Premier League: Arsenal thrash 10-man Everton to pile pressure on Ronald Koeman

first_imgEverton dropped into the bottom three of the Premier League after Arsenal came from a goal down to earn an emphatic 5-2 victory at Goodison Park on Sunday, their first away win of the season.There was an air of quiet, depressed resignation throughout much of the game from the Everton fans but the now familiar boos rang out at the end and the future of Dutch coach Ronald Koeman looks precarious.”I told the players I believe in them, in their commitment. The decision is not in my hands,” Koeman said after the game.Get in!#EFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/zeDNxjrYSk- Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2017″We are not in a position on the table that is good for Everton, I understand, I have been in football a long time, don’t tell me what can happen, I don’t think it’s too late.”I am responsible for this team, it’s a big result even against a team like Arsenal, we will see what happens,” he added.It all started so well for the hosts as Wayne Rooney curled a stunning 12th-minute opener into the net to give his side the lead — the strike coming almost 15 years to the day since a 16-year-old Rooney announced himself to the world with a remarkably similar goal against the same opposition.Despite trailing, Arsenal dominated from then on, mustering 17 shots on goal in the first half alone, one of which was Nacho Monreal’s equaliser from close range five minutes before the break.The Spanish fullback drilled the ball home after a Granit Xhaka shot had been parried out by Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.advertisementArsenal continued on the front foot after the interval and took the lead in the 53rd minute via the head of Mesut Ozil — the German flicking in a perfectly weighted cross from the excellent Alexis Sanchez.?? @MesutOzil1088 races towards the @Arsenal fans after heading the visitors in front against Everton#EVEARS pic.twitter.com/audPcjrs4b- Premier League (@premierleague) October 22, 2017Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye was dismissed 15 minutes later after collecting a second yellow card, before a goal from Alexandre Lacazette in the 74th minute and late strikes from Aaron Ramsey and Sanchez, the latter a fine individual effort, either side of an Oumar Niasse consolation.Arsenal move up to fifth with the win and they will be hugely encouraged by the impressive return to fitness and form of Ozil and the way he combined with Sanchez and Lacazette.Manager Arsene Wenger said the performance had been “maybe the most complete defensively and offensively” of the season and was particularly pleased with the way his team responded to Rooney’s opener.”It was about how we responded to that — could we keep calm? We did that in a convincing way. Our passing and movement was excellent,” said the Frenchman.”It’s very difficult to single out any performances as everyone played very well. It was important to get our first win away from home.”last_img read more

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