Pan Am gold for Richards

first_imgCOMMONWEALTH Games shot put champion, O’Dayne Richards, struck gold at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada yesterday.Richards won the event in a meet record and season best 21.69 metres. His mark beat the 21.30m set by Canada’s Dylan Armstrong four years ago in Mexico. Timothy Nedow of Canada was second yesterday with 20.53m as German Lauro of Argentina threw 20.24m for bronze. Raymond Brown of Jamaica was ninth with 18.39m.Earlier sprinters Sherone Simpson and Schillonie Calvert advanced to the 100m semi-finals. Calvert finished third in heat one in 11.27 seconds while Simpson was fifth in heat two in 11.18. American Barbara Pierre who won heat two in a personal best and meet record 10.92 is the fastest qualifier. Trinidad and Tobago’s Kellyann Baptiste won heat one in 11.07 while Claudia Silva of Brazil won heat two in 10.96.Both Jason Livermore and Sheldon Mitchell are also through to today’s men’s semi-finals after finishing second and fourth in their heats of the men’s 100m. Livermore clocked 10.09 behind the Canadian, AndrÈ Glass who won in 10.06. Mitchell was timed in 10.14 behind winner, Beejay Lee of the United States in 9.99.failed to advanceRistananna Tracy and Samatha Elliot both failed to advance to tomorrow’s final of the 400m hurdles. Tracy was fifth in her heat in 58.62 while Elliot was sixth in her heat in 58.30.Demar Forbes is in today’s long jump final. Forbes finished third in Group B of the qualifying round with 7.67m.Kimora McDonald will also run in today’s final of the women’s 800m. She was fourth in her heat in 2:07.72.last_img read more

Trackers break record for points and wins in a season with victory over Panthers

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers hammered the visiting Lakeland Panthers on Saturday afternoon.The Trackers set the tone in the first period as they outplayed the Panthers for the entire game. Owen Floriant scored the lone goal of the opening period with 6:03 remaining, assisted by Cayden Frenette and Noah Lang.The boys in blue and white opened the floodgates in the middle frame, as Aiden Craig Steele found the net, not even a minute into the middle frame after accepting a pass from Curtis Hammond and Zury Reschke. Frenette scored the 3-0 tally at 2:31 after depositing a rebound from in close while lying on his back, Connor Kindrat with the lone helper. Five minutes later Devan Minard fired a high shot from the slot that found twine off a dish from Chase London and Duncan Ross. Hammond made it 5-0 at 9:06 after Craig-Steele and Nathan Brownlee and himself played keep away with their opposition for 30 thirty seconds. Lang ended the scoring spree with 6:31 to play in the second period as he found space behind the Panthers netminder from a sharp angle after another dominating shift from Hammond and Craig-Steele.- Advertisement -The home side didn’t let their foot off the gas in the final frame as Kindrat blasted a shot from the point that beat a screen Panthers goaltender after taking a slick from Minard and Nick Loewen at 14:26. Five minutes later Lang and Floriant worked a perfect give and go that was finished off by Lang for the 8-0 tally. The line of Hammond, Craig-Steele and Brownlee combined for the final two goals of the contest in the last 10 minutes of play. At the final buzzer, the scoreboard read Trackers 10 – Panthers 0.Hammond, Craig-Steele and Brownlee contributed a total of 13 points as goaltender Dakota Olson stopped all 15 shots fired in his direction for the shutout.With the victory, the Trackers hit 20 wins and 44 points for the first time since joining the Northern Alberta Hockey League in 2010.Advertisement “It was one of those games where our skill shined through,” said assistant coach Gavin Brandl. “We just outplayed them from start to finish as there was no letdown tonight. I’m so proud of how our team has played this year accomplishing such a feat is awesome, but our work isn’t done yet as we have St. Albert next weekend to conclude the regular season. It will be the biggest game of the year to this point.”The team sits three points up on the second place Peace River Royals in the Bouchier Division standings as the Royals play the Panthers on Sunday before clashing with the St. Albert Blues next Friday.The Trackers finish up their regular season on March 3rd when they welcome the Blues to the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 2:00 p.m.last_img read more

Carrey gives McCarthy designer purse, no ring

first_imgJim Carrey says he and his lady love, Jenny McCarthy, aren’t planning to get married. “No, we’re never getting married, but we’re never getting divorced, which is fantastic,” the 45-year-old actor says on Tuesday’s edition of “Access Hollywood.” Will he get her a ring at least? “I bought her a Chloe purse,” he jokes. “Isn’t that good enough?” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Carrey and McCarthy, 34, went public with their romance last year. “She’s just a wonderful lady and much deeper than she’s ever received credit for, and I’m very excited about her future,” he says of the former Playboy playmate, who got her big break in the mid-’90s as a co-host on MTV’s “Singled Out.” Carrey, who was previously married to actress Lauren Holly, has a 19-year-old daughter, Jane, with his first wife, Melissa Womer. McCarthy and film director John Asher filed for divorce in August 2005, after six years of marriage. They have a 4-year-old son, Evan.last_img read more


first_imgPupils from Letterkenny’s Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin show the nation their talents on TG4 tonight.The pupils take centre stage on TG4’s programme Cleas Act tonight at 8pm.Presenters Eibhlín Ní Chonghaile and Stiofán Ó Fearail meet with the pupils who reveal their passions and dislikes and offer their fresh take on life. The school will also be taking on their biggest challenge yet producing their own version of Sean Mendes’ ‘Stitches’ as Gaeilge, with musical sensations, and CLEAS ACT house band, Seo Linn’s help.The show also features Letterkenny Irish language blogger and YouTuber , Caoimhe Ní Chathail.Cleas Act, TG4 8pm NEART SPRAOI, CRAIC IS TALANN LE GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNÁIN AR TG4 ANOCHT was last modified: May 15th, 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:gaelscoil adhamhnainTG4last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Derry City midfielder Barry McNamee has been awarded the Soccer Republic Goal of the Month competition for March.McNamee’s superb effort against Drogheda United was given the nod ahead of the other contenders which included some wonderful goals. McNamee has been one of the bright lights for Derry City in what has been a stuttering campaign so far.Derry were held at home in their last two matches at The Brandywell but earned a great away win against Limerick on Tuesday.McNamee was on the mark again this time from the penalty spot and Buncrana native Mark Timlin added a second for Peter Hutton’s side.To watch McNamee’s sensational goal simply click play on the video above. BARRY MCNAMEE WINS SOCCER REPUBLIC’S GOAL OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH was last modified: April 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Barry McNameeDDTVderry cityGoal of the MonthnewsSoccer RepublicSportlast_img read more


first_imgCOMPETITION: Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top are giving Donegal Daily readers the chance to win two FREE tickets to Donegal’s NFL clash with Dublin in Croke Park.Rory Gallagher’s side face Dublin under the lights in Croke Park on Easter Saturday. Management at the multiple award-winning store Kelly’s Centra are giving away two FREE tickets!And to be in with a chance of winning this super prize, it couldn’t be any easier – all you have to do is simply like and share this post!The generous management team at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top also have some amazing Easter deals in-store, so make sure and check out all their amazing offers!Donegal need a win after back-to-back defeats against Kerry and Roscommon respectively. There’s no better time to dump the Dubs, and it’s always nice to beat them in Croke Par, remember August 2014?So get liking and sharing and give yourself a chance to win this great prize and be there in person to cheer on Michael Murphy and the lads at Croker on Saturday night. WIN TWO FREE TICKETS TO DONEGAL’S CLASH WITH DUBLIN AT CROKE PARK THIS WEEKEND was last modified: March 24th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldublinKelly’s CentraLike and ShareMountain TopnewsNFLSportlast_img read more

Narrow derby defeat as LYIT Donegal beaten by Sligo All-Stars

first_imgLYIT DONEGAL slipped to a scrappy derby defeat against EJ Sligo All-Stars at An Dánlann yesterday.LYIT Donegal 53 EJ Sligo All-Stars 62Niall McDermott’s LYIT Donegal, who have had a decent start to their first season in the National Basketball League, led 29-24 at half-time, but EJ Sligo All-Stars finished well to claim the win. A fine start to the fourth quarter brought LYIT Donegal level at 46-46 and while they again came to within a score after the visitors moved ahead, it was the Sligo representatives who closed the stronger.Jimmy Puha gave the home side hope when he brought them within three points heading into the closing moments.But Aidan O’Shea – the Mayo GAA ace who had a real controlling influence on his team right through the game – scored a free throw and Oisin O’Reilly, another who shone, nailed a three-pointer late on to make it safe.Derry native Kevin Stanley top-scored with 15 for LYIT Donegal and his nine points helped them lead by five at half-time. LYIT Donegal were sloppy in possession at times, but a wonderful move involving T-John Casiello, Stephen Cannon and Paul McHugh concluded with Stanley burying the shot for an 18-13 lead at the end of the opening quarter.Stanley, Zak Balogun – who had a big tussle with O’Shea as the contest wore on – Jack Mackey and Puha had LYIT Donegal ten in front, 27-17, at one stage in the second quarter.But a late burst from the Sligo side – with O’Reilly at the wheel – brought them back to within five.The third quarter was key for Sligo – and a profitable one.Between them, Tobi Brockmann (11) and Philip Hamilton (9) accounted for 20 points as they outscored LYIT Donegal 20-7 in that period. Mark Cannon and Balogun – who took receipt of two wonderful passes by Frenchman Puha – led the revival, but again O’Reilly was instrumental and O’Shea efficient as Sligo shut the door.Mackey, who along with Casiello is studying at LyIT as part of the Sport Changes Life Programme, showed clebver skill for a sumptuous score that drew his men level, but Sligo edged away for a win that is their sixth on the trot.LYIT Donegal: Zak Balogun 11, Jack Mackey 6, T-John Casiello 3, Paul McHugh 5, Rahman Balogun, Stephen Cannon, Kevin Stanley 15, Mark Cannon 8, Jimmy Puha 5, Vytaras Jankus, Tiyrone Weir.EJ Sligo All-Stars: Julian Jarmolowicz, Oisin O’Reilly 12, Kaylim Noel 18, Aidan O’Shea 7, Luke McLoughlin, Philip Hamilton 14, Lee Sherlock, Cian Lally, Tobi Brockmann 11, Emmet Keogh, Conor Byrne. Narrow derby defeat as LYIT Donegal beaten by Sligo All-Stars was last modified: December 10th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Aidan O’SheaJack MackeyLyIT DonegalMark CannonNiall McDermottZak Balogunlast_img read more

On the Occasion of My 4th Anniversary

first_imgIt was four years ago today that I decided to start writing and posting here daily.I had watched and studied (and shamelessly stole from) Chris Brogan, who wrote and posted daily at (I am proud to call Chris a friend, and he’s been a great teacher). I also studied Seth Godin, who sometimes posted more than once a day. I made the decision to join them, and December 28th was the day I began.I have posted her every day with the exception of 10 days in August of 2010. During those 10 days I traveled to Lhasa, Tibet and visited Base Camp 1 on Mt. Everest. I thought it would be poor form to blog while I should be taking in the experience. If I had it to do over again, I would have just written about the experience in real time.When I started this blog, I had no idea what I was supposed to do here. I was concerned that people would judge me for what I had written, and I worried about other people’s perceptions. But when I started writing on the 28th, I decided to write without any concern about what others think, choosing instead to believe that the people who needed the idea I wrote about would find it when they needed it–and the people who didn’t need it would skip past it without a second thought.I also believed when I started that my best work would be the work people valued most. It hasn’t worked out the way. Oftentimes, the work I believed would be most valuable doesn’t get a second glance and the work I believed to be a “too simple” idea have proven to have legs.Over the past four years, I have been graciously invited into the community of salespeople, sales organization, sales trainers, sales coaches, and sales consultants. I was invited into a small tribe when there were only 8 or 9 of us who decided we were stronger together than apart. The people who had invited me into the tribe are gone, but some of us remain, and we have now grown the tribe to just over 40 people who think and write about sales.Some people have struggled to understand why we promote each other’s work when we work in the same space. They view this as helping our “competitors.” We don’t view it that way. We see it has helping each other, and we see it as helping point the communities we serve at good content.I’ve also been invited into a community of fellow entrepreneurs, speakers, marketing types, and all-around hustlers who have built their own platforms. You can find some people in that community over at few years into the adventure that is my writing life, I had one consultant call me to criticize me for sharing my ideas. He used very direct language and attacked me for not understanding how intellectual property works. He said by giving away my ideas, no one had any reason to hire me. He criticized me for providing a link to my archives, believing it was wrong to help people find what they needed without being able to charge them for it. Then he asked me how I was getting so much work. I failed in my attempt to explain to him just how much the world has changed.The opportunities that have to come to be through my writing life over the last four years have taken me across the country and around a good part of the world. I’ve made friends in every corner of the earth. I’ve also had the privilege to speak to and consult with companies that measure their revenue in tens of millions of dollars to tens of billions of dollars.I have had the great pleasure of helping thousands of individual salespeople, hundreds of sales managers, and dozens of sales organizations–none of which would have been possible without this blog and the ability to share here.There are only a few things that have had such a positive impact on my life. That list includes my mother (who raised four kids alone while launching her own entrepreneurial adventure, and for whom I have the deepest respect), my wife, and my three children. I’ve been fortunate enough to add many more relationships to this list through this blog.Thanks for being here with me!last_img read more

Enforcing a ban will not end the menace of stubble burning, say researchers

first_imgOnly educating farmers about the monetary costs of burning stubble can address the environmental crisis triggered every year in Punjab, says a team of Swiss and Indian researchers who interviewed 600 farmers over two years. Burning stubble, the rice chaff left over after harvesting, is linked to winter air-pollution in the State as well as down-wind DelhiAccording to the team, the government’s efforts — earmarking funds for specialised farming equipment (for straw management) or enforcing the state-led ban on the practice — are unlikely to solve the problem.Farmer cooperative groups — a key link between government and farmers — ought to be playing a more active role in educating farmers, say key authors associated with the study. Watch | Farmers continue to burn stubble despite ban Cheap solution“The main message is that farmers are not to blame (for the pollution crisis),” says Max Friedrich, a post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). “There are deeper causes beyond economic incentives or awareness about the health consequences of burning at play.”On average, about 20 million tonnes of straw are generated in Punjab, and they barely have two to three weeks to dispose them of and prepare the fields for the next crop. Hence the popularity of deploying stubble-burning as a quick and cheap solution.For about a decade now, the Delhi and the Centre have held this practice responsible for the abysmal air quality in the capital in winter.In 2013, the National Green Tribunal issued a directive to Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh asking them to ban such stubble burning. The environment ministers of these States as well as top officials at the Centre declared a “zero tolerance” policy on the burning of stubble, which has been estimated to contribute anywhere from 7% to 78% of the particulate matter-emission load in Delhi during winter.The Centre has spent about ₹600 crore in subsidising farm equipment via village cooperatives to enable farmers to access them and avoid stubble burning. In 2018, Punjab had disbursed about 8,000 farm implements to individual farmers and set up 4,795 custom hiring centres, from where such machinery could be leased. The cost of hiring these machines was about ₹5,000 an acre, as The Hindu has previously reported.Mixed resultsHowever, the success of these efforts has been mixed, even though stubble-fires in 2018 were fewer than in 2017 and 2016, according to satellite maps by independent researchers.In their interviews, the researchers found that farmers who had bigger landholdings were more likely to burn straw; those who used combine harvesters (for cutting the straw) as opposed to manual labourers were more likely to engage in burning; and those who burnt or didn’t burn were equally aware of the steps and procedures required to abstain from burning, said Dr. Friedrich. On average, the input costs of farmers who burned straw were about ₹40,000 per acre and those who didn’t about ₹25,000 per acre but the incomes of those who burned and those who didn’t were closer — about ₹60,000 and ₹50,000 respectively.“There needs to be greater participation by village cooperatives in being able to impose social norms that would dissuade burners,” said Banalata Sen, an independent public health professional, associated with the study, coordinated by Ranas Mosler (affiliated to Eawag), the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), Hyderabad and Kethi Virasat Mission (KVM), Jaitu, India.center_img Farmers continue to burn stubble despite banVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:1501:15  last_img read more