Coaches blast ISSA for Rodgers ruling

first_imgAt least two prominent high school coaches have expressed disappointment at the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association’s (ISSA) decision to allow Ari Rodgers of Kingston College (KC) to participate in the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships later this month.Rodgers, a Ugandan student-athlete who competes in long and middle distance races, joined KC in October last year, missing ISSA’s registration deadline of September 30. However, ISSA has now cleared him after accepting that he had what is being described as “extenuating circumstances” for his late arrival in the island.Michael Clarke, head coach of five-time defending boys’ champions Calabar, describes ISSA’s decision as a “frivolous” one and called into question the credibility of the organisation.”Their (ISSA’s) credibility will now be challenged seriously,” Clarke said. “We’re gonna be living in a very fragile environment in terms of public trust and public confidence. They have some damage control to do. Track and field, and sports in general, will suffer from the ineptitude of the persons who made the decision.”Clarke said that such a decision will only lead to more distrust from the public regarding how they govern their sports.”It sets a dangerous and fragile precedent because it now opens the door for deliberations and litigious (legal) actions. Persons will now challenge their credibility, and I want to see them get out of this one. They don’t want to appear weak, so they are going to take a very ‘strong-arm’ approach, which will make them even more at the disgust of the sporting public in Jamaica. It’s a huge blunder.”Jamaica College’s head coach Orville Brown agrees that ISSA made the wrong rulingHIGHLY UNUSUAL”It seems highly unusual now, after all the things that I have heard (about the registration issue), that a way has been found to create a reason to allow him (Rodgers) to compete,” Brown said before arguing that if everyone cannot benefit from discretion, then there should not be any.”My own thinking is if it is that a rule is established that affects all students participating in ISSA-approved sports, then I would really like to hear what the special circumstances are that would allow him (Rodgers) to be competing while others would not be given the opportunity.”If it is that people identify and are able to negotiate loopholes, then ISSA would end up not managing the situation based on rules, but constantly managing the situations based on exceptions and discretion.”KC’s head coach Neil Harrison declined to comment on the ruling, noting that he has no reason to, given ISSA had not, at that point, issued any official statements.The Sunday Gleaner also sought an explanation from ISSA president Dr Walton Small and its competitions director, George Forbes, but numerous calls to their cell phones over the last two days went unanswered.Meanwhile, KC’s principal, Dave Myrie, was also unavailable.last_img read more

RCMP investigate incident in Wembley

first_imgBeaverlodge RCMP are investigating after a 6 year-old girl was approached by the driver of a vehicle while walking home from her school in Wembley.The incident happened on Friday at around 3:45 p.m. The girl was walking home from Wembley Elementary School when the driver of a black truck drove up beside the girl.- Advertisement -The male driver was the only occupant in the vehicle and asked the girl if she wanted to come to his residence to play with his dogs. Police say the girl spoke with the male and then went home.The driver is described as being bald and was wearing black and silver sunglasses at the time of the incident. He was driving an older, dirty two-door ‘monster truck’ that had large tires with yellow lettering.Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Beaverlodge RCMP detachment at 780-830-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Community events for the weekend of July 9

first_imgEven with the bad weather, there are still a few events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John.  Below is an updated list of events and if they are still happening this weekend.  For more upcoming events, visit  If you have a non-profit event, email Monday, Jul 11, 2011 – Friday, Jul 15, 2011 12.00 PM – 03.00 PM Leisure Pool Summer Theme Week – CarnivalNorth Peace Leisure Pool Youth , Community , Sports & Fitness , Children & Family Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 10.00 AM MADD Strides for Change 5K Walk/Wheelchair EventNorthern Lights College Fundraiser , Community , Sports & Fitness Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 10.00 AM Outhouse Races – CancelledLido Theatre Children & Family , Auto/Motor Sports , Community Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 Oilmen’s Trap ShootRod & Gun Club Sports & Fitness – Advertisement – Monday, Jul 11, 2011 The Barbed Wire Solution ExhibitMuseum Art & Culture Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 09.00 AM – 03.00 PM Farmer’s MarketNorth Peace Arena Market center_img Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 – Sunday, Jul 10, 2011 11.00 AM Drag Racing -CancelledNorthern Lights Raceway Auto/Motor Sports Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 09.00 AM Paddle for the Peace – Events on the water have been cancelled.  Events on land are still a goHalfway River Bridge on Highway 29 Children & Family , Community , Celebration , Sports & Fitness Monday, Jul 11, 2011 11.00 AM – 01.00 PM Play in the ParkKin Park Community , Children & Family Monday, Jul 11, 2011 – Friday, Jul 15, 2011 08.00 AM – 04.00 PM XploreSportz Summer CampEcole Central Elementary School Sports & Fitness Saturday, Jul 9, 2011 08.00 PM Big Night Out at the Lido – CancelledLido Theatre Music last_img read more

Matthews stars as Barbados trump Guyana by 27 runs

first_img2018 CWI Women’s T20 ChampionshipAkaze ThompsonWindies’ star all-rounder Hayley Matthews smacked a brutal fifty as Barbados took their winning streak to four following their 27-run win over Guyana in the CWI Regional T20 Women’s Championship played at Sabina Park Ground in Jamaica.The opener hit seven fours and four sixes in her36-ball blitz, which produced Barbados’s top-score of 61. Support came from her opening partner Danielle Small, who scored 21 off 18; with Kycia Knight, the wicket-keeper, adding a useful 23 to help their side post 134-6 in 20 overs.Guyana again had another good outing with the ball, as their star for the night, Akaze Thompson, grabbing 2-22, and a wicket each came from Plaffiana Millington, Shenita Grimmond and Subrena Munroe.Looking for the second win, the Guyanese ladies produced a mixed batting effort in the chase, but fell short despite Thompson returning to blast 47 and Shabika Gajnabi chipping in with 31. Guyana was restricted to 107-3 when 20 overs expired.Hayley MathewsSkipper Shemaine Campbell was the next bet scorer with 16, as spells from the Bajan duo of Shanika Bruce (2-17) and Shamilia Connell (1-17) were enough to contain the Guyanese.In other matches played in the 4th round, Windward Islands defeated the Leeward Islands by 62 runs, while Trinidad and Tobago got the better of hosts Jamaica to win by 43 runs.Meanwhile, the final round of the T20s will bowl off on Monday, with Guyana opening the day with a match versus the Leewards. The red hot Barbados will tackle hosts Jamaica in the afternoon match, while Trinidad and Tobago lock horns with Windward Islands in the night.Following the end of the T20s, the women will shift formats as they prepare for the Super50 leg of the championships, which bowl off on Thursday June 21. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

Sentence no cakewalk for a star of the catwalk

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Naomi Campbell, wearing black stilettos and slinging dark work boots over her shoulder, traded the catwalk for community service Monday at a sanitation garage to start a five-day sentence for assaulting her maid. The 36-year-old supermodel arrived at the Manhattan District 3 Garage at Pier 36 on the Hudson. She’ll be pushing a broom or mop for her guilty plea to misdemeanor assault for throwing a cell phone at her maid over a pair of missing jeans. Campbell was met by a garage official who escorted her through the building’s dirty, steel double doors. She was issued protective gloves, dust mask and reflective orange vest. Campbell pleaded guilty in January to hitting Ana Scolavino in the back of the head with the phone last March.last_img read more

Yedlin to be given ‘best opportunity’ at Tottenham – Pochettino

first_img DeAndre Yedlin in action Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino believes new signing DeAndre Yedlin will get the “best opportunity” to show his potential by signing for the club in January.Yedlin joined Spurs during the summer on a four-year deal but was expected to remain at Seattle Sounders for the season.But he has finally been granted a work permit and the north London club have announced he will be joining the squad in January.Pochettino is thrilled to see Yedlin at the club and hopes he can play a major role in the first-team.The former Southampton manager said: “DeAndre is a young player with great potential who has already achieved a lot in Major League Soccer.“It is important for his development that he is given the time to adapt to his new surroundings both on and off the pitch and we believe that by coming to us in January it will give him the best opportunity to do so.” 1last_img read more


first_imgSouth West Donegal Darts League2013 League SemisBig Francies 5 Cope House 3 Big Francies made it to their first league final with a 5-3 win over The Cope in a closely fought match played in Roartys, the 2011 league champions got off to a great start winning the first two doubles of the night with Paul Gillespie and Stephen Muirhead beating Mike Naulty Jnr and Antony Gallagher and Philip and David Gallagher beating John Damien Gallagher and John Murphy 2-0 in both games. Mike Naulty and Conal O’Gara beat Irwin Muirhead and Rodney McBrearty in the last of the doubles games also 2-0. Mike Naulty Jnr levelled the game up with a 3-1 win over Paul Gillespie he had a 18 dart leg as well, the next game was a meeting of the Gallagher brothers with John Damien beating Philip 3-2 in a close match. Mike Naulty beat Rodeny in another close match 3-2 to put the Ardara side one away from the win. Irwin Muirhead pulled another game back for the Cope with a 3-0 win over Antony Gallagher he hit a 177 also. It was local lad Kieran Gallagher in his first year with the side who was the hero of the night clinching yet another close match 3-2 he also has a 20 dart leg in this.Roartys 5 Kilcar House 0Roartys are back in the league final for the third year in a row following this win over Kilcar House, with Kilcar House duo Raymond Hegarty and Hugh Doherty poised to take the first game of the night Kieran Carr took out a 133 checkout to put the Glen side 1-0 up he was throwing with John McGinley. Dermot McGuire and Antony Gallagher beat James Byrne and Colm Carr 2-0 and JP and Michael Byrne defeating Kenneth Kennedy and Scott McBrearty the finishing of Roartys was the difference in these games. In the first singles Dermot McGuire beat Kenneth Kennedy 3-2 in a great game of darts to leave Roartys one match away from the final and it was John McGinley who took the match with a 3-1 win over Raymond Hegarty. This was expected to be a closer game but trough out it was the sharp finishing of the holders that made the difference while Kilcar House can look back on a successful first year in the league where they took the runners up place.Knockout Cup Semi Final Bridge Bar 2 Cope House 4The Cope House are into the final for the second year in a row following a 4-2 victory in O’Donnell’s, Philip Gallagher opened the Killybegs account with a 4-0 win over Colm McGlinchey, Adrian Byrne levelled the game up with a 4-3 win over Declan Cunningham he had 16 and 18 dart legs in this one. Irwin Muirhead took the next match 4-0 against Johny Byrne he had a 148 checkout. Paul McNern tied the game up at 2-2 with a 4-1 win over Stephen Muirhead. Paul Gillespie defeated Francis Curran 4-0 to put The Cope 3-2 up and it was Rodney McBrearty that was the match winner with a 4-1 win over Garry McNern. Gerry McBrearty and Darragh O’Gara was the final match of the night which was not played. So it’s a repeat of last year’s final in Glenhead in two weeks’ time with the Cope looking to avenge last year’s defeat and to take the cup to Killybegs in the first time in 10 yearsFinal tableP W D L PtsRoartys 12 10 0 2 86 Kilcar House 12 9 1 2 74Big Francies 12 8 0 4 70Cope House 12 4 1 7 58O’Donnell’s 12 5 2 5 55 Glenhead 12 3 1 8 46Bridge Bar 12 0 1 11 30FixturesB Cup Semi-final Friday 5th AprilBridge Bar v O’Donnell’s in Big Francies2013 Knockout Cup Final Saturday 6th April in GlenheadRoartys v Cope House2013 League and B final plus presentations night Friday 12th April in Cope HouseGlenhead v O’Donnell’s/Bridge Bar @ 8pmBig Francies v Roartys @ 10pmVisit our website for more about our league on www.donegaldarts.comDARTS: SOUTH WEST DONEGAL LEAGUE was last modified: March 30th, 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)Tags:South West Donegal Darts Leaguelast_img read more

Inter set to fight Liverpool and Tottenham for Bordeaux man

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Inter will look to buy Malcom at the end of the loan three-way race Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Transfer News RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LATEST TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Inter Milan are putting the final touches to a loan offer for Liverpool and Tottenham target Malcom.The winger wants to leave Bordeaux this summer after being forced to stay during the January transfer window. targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer REVEALED targets 1 LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on IN DEMAND Back then it was Arsenal who were fighting to sign the Brazilian, but their approach was rejected.Now Liverpool and Tottenham are chasing Malcom, however they have been joined in their pursuit by Inter Milan too.And, according to Sky Italia, the San Siro club are set to make a loan offer for the 21-year-old.Inter are ready to cough up £7m to sign Malcom for the year – before paying a further £28m to make the move permanent next summer.The club had been hoping to just buy the Bordeaux winger outright now, but they do not have the funds to do so.As such, Inter are hoping their offer of taking Malcom on loan first will get a deal over the line. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more

Watch: Can you spot Malin Head in these behind the scenes shots of Star Wars?

first_imgDiscover Ireland has shared an exclusive behind the scenes look at the filming of Star Wars.The specially-commissioned ‘behind-the-scenes’ film was created during filming here of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2015 and 2016 by Lucasfilm.In the behind-the-scenes film, Mark Hamill praises Ireland’s beauty: “It’s like a fairy-tale world … you just can’t believe your eyes”. Describing Ireland, director Rian Johnson said: “It’s a gorgeous place. I feel very, very lucky to be able to get it on film”.“We are extremely grateful to Lucasfilm and the Star Wars team for their tremendous generosity in agreeing to make this wonderful behind-the-scenes film, to help us promote the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland,” said Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland.“Since its release, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been breaking box office records everywhere and Tourism Ireland is capitalising on this positive exposure, highlighting the Star Wars connection with Ireland and bringing the magnificent scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way to the attention of millions of people everywhere.” Tourism Ireland’s Star Wars campaign is rolling out in 15 markets – Britain, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Nordic region, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India and the GCC.Tourism Ireland will share the behind-the-scenes film with its 20,000 international media contacts; and via social media, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Filming on Skellig Michael for Star Wars: The Last Jedi took place over two days in 2015, before moving to the mainland. To continue filming on location here, the crew returned in 2016 and built replicas of Skellig Michael’s sixth-century monastic ‘beehive’ huts on the mainland.The location scouts were so taken with Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way that locations in counties Cork, Kerry, Clare and Donegal were handpicked to represent the planet Ahch-to in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.Watch: Can you spot Malin Head in these behind the scenes shots of Star Wars? was last modified: December 27th, 2017 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:donegalMalin HeadStar WarsTourism Irelandwatchlast_img read more

Benitez responds to Ferguson by insisting Manchester clubs can be caught

first_imgInterim manager Rafael Benitez has insisted that Chelsea can still catch Manchester United and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has suggested the fight for the title is already a two-horse race, arguing it is unlikely that both Manchester clubs – who play each other this weekend – will be caught.But Benitez, whose team are third, said: “My view is very clear about this. We have to win against Sunderland and we will be closer to one of them.“If we can be closer sooner rather than later then that’s better. I believe we will have our chances if we start winning games.”Click here for the Sunderland v Chelsea quiz See also:Lampard back but Terry misses Japan 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more