Three runners aim for Olympic qualification

first_imgThey are 400m specialist Nelson Stone, 400m sprinter and hurdler Mowen Boino and sprinter Theo Piniau.Athletics PNG will select one male athlete for the Games under the universality rule.Universality rule guarantees every Olympic Committee a place for one male and one female athlete regardless of qualifying standards.Stone competed in the 400m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics but was eliminated in the first round despite setting a season’s best time of 46.71Boino is a track and field athlete, who specialises in 400 metres sprint and in the 400 metre hurdles. He is a three-time Olympian and four-time national record holder for the 400m hurdles.APNG confirmed in a statement that whoever has the best performance between now and mid-June will be nominated.Piniau is on scholarship at West Texas A&M University in the USA and Stone’s training and competition program is being funded by the PNG Olympic Committee.Boino as yet does not have a sponsor for his program.last_img read more

Bloomfield, James win easy at Carifta Trials

first_imgKINGSTON College Akeem Bloomfield and Tiffany James of the Mico University College brought the final day of the Carifta Trials to a grand ending yesterday with spectacular runs in the Under-20 400 metres events. Bloomfield has been absent from the track all season and qualified to the final after cruising to 47.44 seconds on Saturday in his first race in over a year. Running out of lane four in the final, he covered the field early — running the first 200 metres at a rapid pace and leaving his rivals for dead — before taking his foot off the gas for the remainder of the race, even stopping metres before the finish line to clock a season best 46.51 seconds, the fastest time among Class One boys this season. St Jago High’s Sean Bailey ran on strongly for second in 46.76 seconds, with Terry Thomas of Greater Portmore third in 47.76 seconds. Former Papine High standout, James, now under the guidance of Bertland Cameron at Mico, delivered a peach of a run in the women’s Under-20 final. St. Jago High’s Aleesha Kelly went out like a scared hare from lane four, but James kept her cool in lane five and went up a gear towards the end to score a big win in a fast 52.53 seconds, beating her nearest rival, Semoy Hemmings (53.77) of Hydel High, by over a full second. Satanya Wright of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) was third in 55.28. Kingston College athletes registered a quinella in the boys’ Under-18 400 metres. Dashawn Morris, running out lane seven, won in a personal best of 47.52 seconds, with Tyreke Bryan second, also in a personal best, of 47.87 seconds. Third went to Anthony Cox of St Jago in 48.39. There was also a mild upset in the girl’s Under-18 400, metres as STETHS’ Stacey Ann Williams won in 53.87 seconds ahead of St Catherine High’s Annakay Allen (54.61). Favourite Sanique Walker of Vere Technical was third in 54.87 seconds. Vere’s Class Three athlete, Brittany Anderson, won the girl’s Under-18 200 metres. Anderson, who had captured the long jump on Saturday’s opening day, sprinted away from St Jago High’s Shaniel English to win in a personal best of 23.92 seconds. English clocked 24.17 for second, with third going to Joanna Reid of St Jago in 24.51. Overseas-based Damion Thomas, of North East High in Florida, was very impressive in winning the boys’ Under-18 110-metre hurdles in 13.73 seconds. Oquendo Bernard of Jamaica College (JC) was second in 13.97, with third going to Brandon Brembridge of Excelsior High in 14.04. Rohan Cole of the University of Technology took the boys’ Under-20 equivalent in 13.48 seconds, beating KC’s Orlando Smith (13.92) and Tyrone Bryan (13.95) of Calabar High, respectively. Daszy Freeman of Manchester High won the girls Under-18 100 m hurdles in 13.77 seconds, with Jada Campbell of Hydel second in 13.85 seconds. In the Under-20 event, Rushelle Burton of Camperdown High won in 13.74 seconds, beating Sidney Marshall of Manchester High (13.84). Selected Results GIRLS 200 METRES UNDER 20 1. Shanice Reid St Jago 23.85 2. Kimone Hines Green Island 23.92 3. Roneisha McGregor Hydel 24.20 1500 m UNDER 18 1. Cemore Donald EDA 4:40.80 2. Britney Dixon Vere 4:43.42 3. Kayon Green EDA 4:50.00 SHOT PUT UNDER 18 1. Gabrielle Bailey St And 14.63M 2. Akio Jones Wol 13.45M 3. Test Bryan Hyd 13.09 SHOT PUT UNDER 20 1. Janell Fullerton St J 14.78M 2. Sahjay Stevens Steths 13.95M 3. Devia Brown Hydel 12.73M DISCUS UNDER 18 1. Shadae Hudson *Holm 39.20M 2. Kimone Reid EDA 38.98M 3. Akiko Jones Wol 38.42M HIGH JUMP Under 20 1. Britney Kerr Hydel 1.70M 2. Lorean Murray St And 1.65 3. Gabrielle Foster Alpha 1.60M BOYS 200MUNDER18 1. Michael Stevens CHS 21.61 2. Michael Bentley St J 21.72 3. Delano Williams Mun 22.03 200 m UNDER 20 1. Angel Miller Xlcr 21.30 2. Imar Tomlinson Xlcr 21.55 3. Bonanza Cummings Herb Morr 21.63 DISCUS UNDER 20 1. Sanjae Lawrence Pet 51.84M 2. Kyle Mitchell Wolm 50.30M 3. Kevin Nedrick Pet 50.15 DISCUS UNDER 18 1. Phillip Barnett Xlcr 59.62M 2. Roje Stona St J 56.88M 3. Daniel Cope Pet 54.92M LONG JUMP UNDER 18 1. Shakwon Coke KC 7.23M 2. Joel Morgan Xlcr 7.17M 3. Shaquille Lowe KC 7.03M SHOT PUT UNDER 20 1. Warren Barrett CHS 19.89M 2. Sanjae Lawrence Pet 19.06M 3. Kevin Nedrick Pet 18.18Mlast_img read more

Home-grown sports here to stay, say SEA Games chiefs

first_imgJoeart Jumawan and Alvin Pangan of Philipines during the Chinlone event at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where Chinlone team won the 1st silver for the country.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZSoutheast Asian Games organizers have given their strong backing to keeping home-grown sports like sepak takraw — as well as the policy of tailoring the program to suit the host country.The biennial Games, whose 29th edition is underway in Malaysia, are known for their distinctive regional sports and unashamed home-nation bias.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ “So yes, we will certainly have Olympic sports where we want to do well in Southeast Asia… but we also have to cater for sports that are popular within the region.”Ball-juggling sport sepak takraw, played with the feet and a rattan ball, and the martial arts of pencak silat and wushu are among the disciplines that remain little-known outside of Asia.The current, 11-nation SEA Games also feature lawn bowls, petanque, Muay Thai boxing and figure skating among their diverse schedule of 38 sports.“Sepak takraw is very much a regional sport and very popular, so we have to ensure that those sports are properly covered,” said Tunku Imran. “And then you have to give some opportunity to the host country to win some medals.”ADVERTISEMENT PH volleybelles bow to Vietnam, draw Thailand in semis Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies The hosts have topped the medals table at six of the last 10 editions, and Malaysia look set to finish top in Kuala Lumpur — for the first time since they last hosted the Games in 2001.The current Games feature only one Olympic champion, Singapore’s US-based swimmer Joseph Schooling, reflecting Southeast Asia’s struggles on the world stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But Games organizers said there were no plans to revise the SEA Games’ approach of showcasing colorful regional pursuits such as pencak silat to focus more closely on Olympic sports.“The Olympic sports are very, very important, but some countries don’t have facilities for many of the Olympic sports,” said SEA Games Federation president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja’afar. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) According to the SEA Games charter, athletics and aquatics, which includes swimming and diving, are compulsory, and the hosts then choose at least 14 sports from a list of 38 which feature at the Olympics or Asian Games.The home country can also pick between two and eight sports out of 16 listed in a third category, which includes the Southeast Asian favourites.“We try to do a balance of what’s compulsory, what’s on the programme of the Olympic Games and Asian Games,” said Low Beng Choo, secretary of the Games’ sports and technical committee.“But we also give the host country an opportunity to choose the regional or the sub-regional sports that are good for the host country.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson What’s in store for your animal sign this year Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titleslast_img read more

Odd offerings in sports in 2018: weird science, camels, soup

first_imgFILE – This Jan. 13, 2018 file smartphone screen capture shows a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency system. Everyone’s phone at the Sony Open in Hawaii started flashing alerts: a missile is coming, and this is no drill. Golfer Colt Knost surveyed the mayhem and had this thought as the apocalypse possibly approached. “I texted one of the rules officials and asked if tee times were delayed.” (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN: This was supposed to be a nice day of golf in Hawaii. Instead, it felt like Armageddon. Everyone’s phone at the Sony Open started flashing: A missile is coming, and this is the real deal. One golfer, John Peterson, tweeted that he and his family were taking cover under mattresses in the bathtub and praying to the almighty. The alert was a false alarm, but until then there was panic in the lobby, with people running around, not knowing what to do. Golfer Colt Knost surveyed the mayhem and had this thought as the apocalypse possibly approached: “I texted one of the rules officials and asked if tee times were delayed.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next There was a soup thrower in the locker room. There was a tickler on the hockey rink. There were science deniers swallowing their hot air. There was a hint of doomsday on a golf course.Sports drifted into strange places in 2018. Sometimes everyone seemed lost.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia The Scottish soccer team Brechin played an entire 36-game season without winning a game. That hadn’t happened since the 19th century. The Washington Nationals brought three camels to spring training, a proclamation that this year they would finally get over the playoff hump. Well, the hump was big and there were no playoffs for the Nationals, just the lasting scent of camel’s breath.And be happy you weren’t the person in charge of ordering food for Norway’s team at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Instead of getting 1,500 eggs, as requested, 15,000 arrived. Hey, omelets for everyone!FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFILE – In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, Japan’s Minister in Charge of Tokyo Olympics Yoshitaka Sakurada arrives at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo. Sakurada, also the minister in charge of cybersecurity, is in the spotlight for acknowledging he had never used a computer and making comments showing he had no idea what a USB port might be. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)GET THIS MAN A PASSWORD: Worried about safety at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? This should make you feel better. The man in charge of cybersecurity says he’s never used a computer. The most standard cable connection is a mystery to him. Suffice to say, Yoshitaka Sakurada did not come off well in his remarks, drawing laughs from Japanese lawmakers. Says Sakurada: “I give instructions to my aide, and so I don’t plug into a computer myself. But I am confident our work is flawless.”FILE – In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot against Krystyna Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. French tennis authorities said her daring, full-length catsuit would no longer be welcome at the French Open. Rising to her defense were not so much the editors of Vogue but Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the former president of Iran. He tweeted that the French were “disrespecting” Williams. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION: Serena Williams knows her way around a tennis court as well as the world of couture. But French tennis authorities said her daring, full-length catsuit would no longer be welcome at the French Open. Rising to her defense were not so much the editors of Vogue but Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the former president of Iran. He tweeted that the French were “disrespecting” Williams. He added, with no hint of his role in dictating fashion choice during his rule, that “some people . haven’t realized the true meaning of freedom.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DEER VIJAY: It’s over. Not often do lawyers get to draw up confidentiality agreements regarding deer antlers, but so it was with golfer Vijay Singh. The three-time major winner settled a lawsuit that had been going on for more than five years over his use of deer-antler spray. The spray contains an insulin-growth substance that had been banned by the PGA Tour. Singh contended he was subjected to “public humiliation and ridicule.”SOUP’S ON: Basketball fans — and short-order cooks everywhere — may ponder this for a long time: What kind of soup did J.R. Smith throw? Lentil? Good old chicken noodle? Perhaps a bisque. We simply don’t know. But this much is clear: The then-Cleveland Cavaliers guard, as if squaring up from behind the arc, tossed a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones after a shootaround. When pressed on his soup choice, Smith insisted he could not remember, saying it’s “just part of the game.”FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2010, file photo former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talks with the media after visiting with the Cleveland Browns coaches and players at the Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio. When you go 0-16 these things happen. The Browns plunged to such depths after their winless 2017 season they were compelled to knock down a report they were considering former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be their next coach. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)RICE AND BEANS: When you go 0-16 these things happen. The Cleveland Browns plunged to such depths after their winless 2017 season they were compelled to knock down a report they were considering former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be their next coach. Rice, a lifelong Browns fan, knows her football but is probably on safer turf at a NATO conference. The Browns noted their “utmost respect” for Rice but said no thanks. Rice, on Facebook, expressed confidence in the team’s next hire. However, if need be, she offered to “call a play or two next season.”ICECAPADES: Maybe Freud can explain this. Or maybe Gary Bettman. In the merry month of May, two NHL players got in touch with their inner 6-year-old. Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury tickled the ear of a helmetless Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets. Fleury says he was simply “trying to have a little smile by myself.” Then there’s Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins — no tickler he. He licks opponents. First, he went after Toronto’s Leo Komarov, then Tampa Bay’s Ryan Callahan. The league told Marchand to cut it out, threatening punishment. A couple of coaches were exasperated. A macho punch to the face is one thing, but this? “I don’t get it, I don’t understand it,” the Lightning’s Jon Cooper said. Added the Jets’ Paul Maurice: “It gives me the willies.”Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) reacts in front of Philadelphia 76ers’ Jimmy Butler after making a 3-pointer in overtime during an NBA basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. Boston won 121-114. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)SPACEBALLS: Two of the NBA’s best briefly left the court for another galaxy. Kyrie Irving , during a 2017 podcast, wondered if the Earth might be flat. Social media were not kind to such musings. This year, the Celtics guard seemed to acknowledge at a Boston summit that his planet is indeed as round as a basketball and said he was sorry “to all the science teachers.” Celestial backcourt mate Stephen Curry, meanwhile, wondered if it was a hoax that astronauts walked on the moon. The Golden State star told ESPN he was “obviously” joking and “silently protesting” how this story “took a life of its own.” In any case, NASA says it has mounds of lunar rocks to show Curry, who happily agreed to accept the invitation to tour the space agency.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Stanley Pringle is PBA’s newest scoring championlast_img read more

Kanvee Adams Gets Africa’s Best Female Artist Nomination

first_imgKanvee Adams, one of Liberia’s most celebrated Gospel recording artists, has gained admission into the nomination list of three categories for the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).Adams is on the list of females comprising other great African musicians, including Afrie of Uganda, Judy Stevens of Kenya, Kelly Khumalo of South Africa and Nabila of Cameroon.Others nominated include Nada Azhari of Morocco, Ntokozo Mbanbo, South Africa Olivia Ambani, Kenya and Teni of Nigeria.South Africa’s prolific rapper and producer, Nasty C; African music definitive artiste, Davido; Nigeria’s contemporary music talent, Burna Boy; and Northern Africa’s brilliant showman, Tamer Hosny have also scored high nominations on the 6th AFRIMA Continental Nominees’ list that has been released by the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA on Sunday, August 25, 2019.Kanvee Adams is noted for a couple of her soul touching tracks, including “Mama I thank God for you” and “Liberia on the rise.”In her “Mama I thank God for you” track, Adams demonstrates what every child, regardless of age and fame, needs to do in order to appreciate his or her mother for the roles she plays or has played in the life of the child when he or she was unable to make anything count at some time.She rallied the conscientious minds of people towards letting go the bigotry and align themselves with their true origins, no matter how filthy and unwelcoming they may be.Kanvee, as she is commonly called by most of her followers, is headed to win three of the awards, including Best female artiste in western Africa, song writer of the year in Africa and best female artiste, duo or group in African for inspirational music.She is the only Liberian musical artist who has been nominated for the AFRIMA.More interestingly, having established herself as a Gospel Music Artist with repute in her home country, Mrs. DAAR Musice Global, a Nigerian music production, sales company and advisement company, has signed Adams.She is currently trading her talent there in celebrated colors.The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) recently announced that the 6th annual edition tagged ‘Feel Africa’ will be hosted in Lagos, Nigeria with support from the Ministry of Information and Culture, Nigeria and the Government of Lagos State from November 20 to 23, 2019.‘Feel Africa’, an initiative aimed at promoting the African essence through its music and culture, while promoting African Unity and a border-less continent is in the bid to change the widely spread negatives about Africa.AFRIMA’s aim is to exploit the uniqueness in the African spirit, passion and creativity to bring an end to issues hindering the unity, peaceful co-existence and economic growth of the continent.Lagos State, rated as the largest music, entertainment and commercial hub in Western Africa and also renowned for its bubbly and hip lifestyle has hosted previous editions of AFRIMA from 2014 to 2017 with the support of the Ministry of Information and Culture, Nigeria.The support of the local Government of Lagos State as AFRIMA Official Host City in 2016 and 2017 also fostered the smooth execution of the various AFRIMA events and facilitated the seamless engagement of corporate sponsorship/partnership at various facets of event planning and execution.Angela Martins, who extended gratitude to the government of Lagos State, head of Culture, African Union (AU) Commission, said, “Nigeria playing host to the 6th AFRIMA is indicative of the beneficial relationship the country has developed with the AU and AFRIMA as we use this continental awards platform to strengthen Africa’s culture industries while also promoting the cultural identity and integration of Africans.The Nominees’ list comprising the 26 Continental Award Categories is coming few days after the 6th AFRIMA Regional Categories comprising the Best Female and Best Male artistes within each of the five African regions were unveiled by the International Jury of AFRIMA during the World Media Conference held in Lagos, Nigeria on August 14, 2019, and broadcast live around the world on Africa Independent Television (AIT), RayPower Radio and Kennis FM in Lagos, a city that hosts over 30 million people.The Continental categories are made up of the different genres of African music from Hip-Hop, Jazz, R’n’B, Pop and Reggae, Ragga and Dance Hall to other coveted categories, such as ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Producer of the Year,’ and ‘Best African Collaboration.’Over 200 songs have been nominated from a variety of artistes in the Continental and Regional categories cutting across a host of African talents and creative living on the continent and in the diaspora.Leading the 6th AFRIMA nominations scorecard is South Africa’s Nasty C with nine nominations in the following categories; Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa, Artiste of the Year in Africa, song of the year in Africa, producer of the year in Africa, best African rapper/lyricist, best African collaboration, best artiste, duo or group in African hip-hop, songwriter of the year in Africa and best artiste, duo or group in African R’n’B and Soul.Davido followed closely with six nominations, which include; Best male artiste in Western Africa, artiste of the year in Africa, song of the year in Africa, African Fans’ Favorite, Best Artiste, duo or group in African R’n’B and Soul, and best African collaboration for ‘Blow My Mind with Chris Brown.’Burna Boy will be competing in five different categories which are Best male artiste in Western Africa, artiste of the year in Africa, song of the year in Africa, album of the year in Africa and best African collaboration with ‘Killin Dem’ featuring Zlatan.’Egyptian artiste, Tamer Hosny copped four nominations in the  categories of; male artiste in Northern Africa, artiste of the year in Africa, song of the year in Africa, and songwriter of the year in Africa.Other artistes with multiple nominations include Diamond Platnumz. He accrued four nominations (best male artiste in Eastern Africa, artiste of the year in Africa, best artiste, duo or group in African pop and best African dance or choreography category), and South Africa’s seasoned producer and DJ, Prince Kaybee with five spots (artiste of the year in Africa, song of the Year in Africa, producer of the year in Africa, best artiste, duo or group in African electro, and best African collaboration with ‘Banomoya’ featuring Busiswa and TNS).The late DJ Arafat, known for his infectious music rhythms and energetic dance has also been posthumously nominated in the best male artiste in Central Africa and best African dance or choreography categories for works he produced within the 6th AFRIMA entry submission window of August 1, 2018 – August 2, 2019.In a release from the 6th AFRIMA final Nominees’ List, Delani Makhalima, a member of the International Jury of AFRIMA representing Southern Africa, said: “As with each year, the musicians never cease to amaze us with their incredible talent. As jurors, we are impressed with the quality of work being produced. We are confident that the nominees’ list presented this year is a true reflection of world-class African talent and each year it gets harder and harder to judge and grade the standard, as all regions on the African continent continue to surprise us by what we see and hear.”It is encouraging to also see how the music lovers and fans are growing in record numbers to support the music. We are enthusiastic to see this wave of appreciation transcend across the border and overseas.We would like to encourage more musicians, songwriters, and producers to keep submitting and spreading the word of AFRIMA so that we can celebrate together the progress and pinnacles of where African music is reaching,” he added.The 2019 AFRIMA Call for Entry which opened worldwide on May 15 exceeded the 2018 submissions by 148 entries. Of the 8,157 entries submitted this year, Western Africa led the pack with 38% of the total entries followed by Southern Africa with 24 percent.Eastern Africa, Central Africa, and Northern Africa have 20 percent, 14 percent, and 4 percent respectively.The 13-member International Jury of AFRIMA sat in Lagos, Nigeria from Wednesday, August 7, 2019, to Tuesday, August 14 for screening, assessing, grading and selecting nominees into the 36 different Regional and Continental awarding categories of AFRIMA.The 2019 main awards event scheduled for November 20 to November 23 will span four days and packed with activities which will include the 6th AFRIMA Welcome Soiree, the 6th Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS), the 6th AFRIMA Music Village, a Guided Tour in the Host City, the exclusive 6th AFRIMA Nominees Party and the 6th AFRIMA Main Awards ceremony.The main awards events will be broadcast live on over 84 stations across Africa and the Diaspora including live streaming on the AFRIMA website, the AFRIMA App, the AFRIMA social media handles and other online partner platforms.Meanwhile, public voting for the 6th AFRIMA Nominees to stand a chance to win the 23.9 Carat Gold-Plated AFRIMA trophy commenced on September 1, 2019. The platform for voting a candidate for any of the awards is and followers of African music are encouraged to access the online voting pages through the links on AFRIMA social media platforms or directly on the landing page on the AFRIMA’s Jury for 2019, voting closes at midnight on Friday, November 22.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – Kanvee Adams, Liberia’s pride at AFRIMA for 2019.last_img read more


first_imgFour Masters GAA Club NotesGAA Academy: The Coaching academy for 4-7 year olds is on Saturday mornings from 11am to 12:30pm. New and returning players always welcome. Four Masters Lotto: There was no winner of the weekly lotto this week. The lucky dip winners were Adrian O’Donnell, Drumlonagher and Ciaran Mullen, Castle Street. Both receive E50 each. The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 9 and 17. The lotto raises badly needed funds for the daily running of the Club. By playing the lotto you ensure the continuation of the local Club and you stand a chance of winning money all for a mere E2 per week. To play the lotto please visit or call Paul Timoney on 087 279 1305. Congrats: Well done to the Senior Reserves who had a comprehensive win over Ardara Reserves on Sunday 18th. Hard luck to the Senior team who just missed out to Ardara.Well done: Senior Ladies who won against Aodh Ruadh.Good luck: Best of luck to the Four Masters Club men, Luke Keaney, Karl Lacey and Paul Durcan in their game this Sunday in Celtic Park. Also Best of luck to Daire Quinn with county minors vs Derry.Well done: Well done to underage players selected for developement squads recently. Players are Daire Quinn (U18), Dylan Kennedy and Nathan Ward (U17), Neil Ward and Aaron McCrea (U17), and Jack Keaney and Thomas McGowan (U15). GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS GAA COACHING ACADEMY EVERY SATURDAY was last modified: May 21st, 2014 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgIT’S one of the most spectacular and exhilarating challenges of all – and the Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge 2016 is tomorrow at 1pm.The 10-miler – which you can walk, jog or run has a 1pm start and is sponsored this year by SpecSavers Letterkenny.So there’s a proper tech t-shirt and a goodie bag for every person – runners, joggers and walkers. Set on the Wild Atlantic Way it’s been dubbed Ireland’s most spectacular race; but it’s just as spectacular to walk.There are also children’s races on the Beach which proved such good fun on what is a great family day out in every respect this Easter Saturday.Challenge Entry fee is €25 and those wishing to take part are being encouraged to register early on this link below – or  you can register tomorrow from 11am:  EXCITEMENT BUILDS TO SATURDAY’S BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE was last modified: March 25th, 2016 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:2016Ballyliffin coastal challengelast_img read more


first_imgUPDATED: BLACK ice and a thick frost has caused chaos on numerous roads around Co Donegal this morning after a bitterly cold night.Temperatures fell as low as -5C overnight.While Donegal County Council has gritted hundreds of kilometres of main roads, most secondary and rural roads are not on the gritters’ route. Roads are dangerous in many areas as a result.They are particularly bad around the Twin Towns, Convoy, Letterkenny, Milford, Ramelton, across Inishowen as well as in Gaoth Dobhair, Ballyshannon, Pettigo and Donegal Town.Black ice in Glenties is “dreadful” according to one reader and it’s not much better in Ardara.A car has crashed near Lifford and the junction of the Ballyare Road at Illistrin is “like an ice rink.” Gardai set up a patrol there to warn motorists of the danger. The Lifford Raphoe Road at Tullrap is blocked after an accident and diversions are in place; however the roads being used to get around the accident are very slippy.An AA Ireland spokesman told us: “Gardai are advising motorists to take care around Glenties, where roads are quite slippery.“Black ice is also around Letterkenny and Buncrana.” DONEGAL ROADS ‘DANGEROUS’ AFTER OVERNIGHT FREEZE was last modified: December 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:across Inishowen as well as in Gaoth DobhairBallyshannonconvoyDONEGAL ROADS ‘DANGEROUS’ AFTER OVERNIGHT FREEZEletterkennyMilfordPettigo and Donegal Town.Rameltontwin townslast_img read more


first_imgThe students of St. Eunan’s College in Letterkenny have organised a BEO concert tomorrow, Friday 7th February in the Regional Cultural Centre. Acts performing at the gig are Apollo 6, Jamaican Vampires and the headline act is In Their Thousands.BEO is a national initiative run by Transition Year students all across the country. The main aim of BEO is to promote the Irish language in a fun and friendly manner through music. There will also be three workshops before the concert.Jason Black, the first Donegal man to climb Mt. Everest, Alcoholics Anonymous, the widely known organisation, and In Their Thousands, the headline band, will all be presenting workshops during the day in the RCC, beginning at 11am.The concert will begin at 7:30pm and end at 9:30pm. The admission fee is only €5 for the whole day and can be paid at the door. Alcohol is strictly forbidden. All welcome.  ST EUNANS STUDENTS TO ROCK IT OUT WITH BEO CONCERT was last modified: February 6th, 2014 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:BeoSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

Lakers falter in exhibition game

first_imgHONOLULU – There is much work to be done and not much time to do it, with opening night less than three weeks away and the Lakers looking every bit Wednesday night like the team that finished 34-48 a season ago. They suffered a 112-81 exhibition loss to the Golden State Warriors that would have been forgettable had it not seemed so familiar to those who watched the Lakers lose 19 of their final 21 games last season. The one bright spot? The game wasn’t televised back to the Mainland. The one thought to consider? The Lakers are done with training camp and the triangle offense is far from clicking. The Lakers staggered and sputtered Wednesday, turning over the ball 27 times and falling behind by 18 points at halftime. With Kobe Bryant unable to bail them out, the Lakers totaled all of 40 points in the first two quarters. “When it’s not moving fluid, when you look at on the floor, it looks like nobody knows the system,” guard Aaron McKie said. “That’s just a matter of playing with each other a little bit more and getting to know each other a little bit better.” They trailed by 35 with a minute left and managed one field goal in the fourth quarter. The Lakers split their two exhibition games with the Warriors but looked every bit like a team that had worked on the triangle for 12 practices. “What do we take out of it?” coach Phil Jackson said, repeating a reporter’s question. “We’re going to have a lot of trouble in back-to-back games. “That’s all I can imagine. I really don’t know. It’s so difficult to imagine what this will even look like when you’re a month into the season. This is so far away that it doesn’t even make any sense.” It was a game in which Bryant had to contain his frustration in the third quarter, pointing to the spots where his teammates were supposed to be, even while they couldn’t feed him the ball in the post. “I could have broke out of the system and just went nuts but it doesn’t make sense to do that,” Bryant said, “because it doesn’t improve us as a ball club. Just stay patient. It will come.” The first two minutes out of halftime were typical of the night. Smush Parker took a contested 3-pointer from the corner and Adonal Foyle scored in transition at the other end for Golden State. Lamar Odom couldn’t finish a drive and Warriors guard Baron Davis pulled up for a jumper with Kwame Brown failing to even put a hand up. Chris Mihm misfired and Troy Murphy scored off a putback with no Laker in his vicinity. Just like that, the Lakers were down 65-40 and Jackson had to call time out. Bryant finished with 11 points on 4 for 8 shooting but never got into a rhythm. The contrast between nights could not have been greater for Bryant. He led all scorers with 28 points in Tuesday’s 101-93 victory, pulling the Lakers back to even in the second quarter, scoring 16 of the team’s 32 points. With Bryant unable to take control, the Lakers couldn’t find a secondary scorer and struggled to put up 18 points in the second quarter. The Lakers’ third-best player right now might be Parker, who has hit 8 of 14 shots in the two exhibitions. Jackson started McKie but played him only nine minutes and didn’t want to bring him back cold off the bench. Meanwhile, the hamstring injury that forward Luke Walton suffered late in Tuesday’s game likely will keep him out six weeks, although different players heal at different speeds. Jackson said Walton’s status won’t be fully assessed until the team returns to Los Angeles today. But Jackson suggested that Walton might have suffered a tear in his left hamstring. “What we do know about it is these are the type of injuries that you’ve got to let time heal and then move forward,” Jackson said. The Lakers have hit just 3 of 26 3-pointers in their first two exhibitions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more