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GTT adds mini football tournament to Pinktober calendar

first_imgStory and Photos by Jemima HolmesThe Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has delved into the sport of football for the first time ever as part of its list of Pinktober activities.The game between Ministry of Public Service and GTT was quite entertainingOver the years of organising activities to bring awareness to the scourge of, and assist in the fight against, cancer, GTT had never incorporated a mainstream sporting activity into its calendar of activities. However, for 2019, the Everest Sports Club was its venue of choice, as the mini tournament was contested on Saturday last.The telecommunications company has recognised the importance of physical activity in the battle against cancer. This year’s Pinktober ambassador, Ambika Ramraj, explained why GTT chose to place such emphasis on physical activity for 2019.A glimpse of the action between the GFF and the Celebrity team“There’s a host of behaviours that we don’t really pay attention to; or lack of behaviours, such as being physically active, that can decrease our chances of having cancer. And looking back at all of those risk factors, we realise that physical activity is one of the major ones, so that’s why we decided to have a football match,” Ramraj explained to Guyana Times Sport.This year’s event took on the form of a mini football tournament wherein four teams, namely GTT, GFF, Ministry of Public Service and a Celebrity team, were involved. The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) played a key role in organising the games, which were extremely exciting. Speaking with this newscast, GFF President Wayne Forde praised GTT for the idea, and for their work in the battle against cancer.“Well, first of all, we want to congratulate the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company for partnering with the Federation, and for the enormous work they’ve been doing over the past couple of years to promote awareness for breast cancer and extending their work to all cancer,” Forde stated.Forde has said he is proud of the role that the GFF has played in the inaugural event, and looks forward to many more like it in future.“I think we all recognise that the Guyana Football Federation, apart from developing football, has a social role to play, and the fact that we can use football to further promote the work that GTT is doing to promote awareness for breast cancer is something that we’re proud of.“Football has a wide reach, and I think it’s a great initiative; and next year, with the requisite planner, it can be bigger and better,” Forde explained.Ramraj shared initiatives with the Football Federation boss, as she revealed that GTT would work to make the event bigger in years to come, and may even look to branch out into other sports.“This is the first time that we’re doing this initiative, but not the last time, for sure. It is something that we plan on continuing, and maybe in future years we’ll change up the sports or add some different sports. Not everybody loves football, but we can find some other sport people can enjoy,” the Pinktober ambassador has said.last_img read more

Team Kenya for Magical Kenya Open unveiled

first_imgKenya will be represented by 18 golf players at this year’s tournament; 12 professional golfers and 6 elite amateur golfers.Tourism & Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala (Centre) with Greg Snow (Left) and Dismas Indiza (Right) during the unveiling of the team to represent Kenya at the forthcoming 2019 Magical Kenya OpenThe pros unveiled at a colourful ceremony at the Nairobi National Park were Greg Snow of Muthaiga Golf Club, Dismas Indiza of Mumias Sugar Golf Club, David Opati of Windsor Golf and Country Club, Rizwan Charania of Windsor Golf and Country Club.Others are David Wakhu and Tony Omuli of Golf Park Golf Club, C.J. Wangai of Sigona Golf Club, Nelson Simwa of Vet Lab Sports Club, Simon Ngige of Thika Golf Club, Erick Ooko of Royal Nairobi Golf Club, Justus Madoya of Great Rift Valley Golf Resort and Philip Kasozi of Uganda Golf Club.-amateur-The elite amateur golfers who were unveiled were Daniel Nduva of Nyali Golf and Country Club, Samuel Njoroge of Railway Golf Club, Mutahi Kibugu of Muthaiga Golf Club, Edwin Mudanyi of Vet Lab Sports Club, Mike Kisia also of Vet Lab Sports Club and Bradley Mogire of Emirates Golf Club.Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala said:“As a Ministry, we are proud to unveil the Kenyan Pros and elite amateurs that will represent Kenya at the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship which is set to provide exposure to Kenya as a preferred golf tourism destination both on the local and international scene.”The Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary hailed the prominent role that sports has played in raising Kenya’s global profile as a destination, citing the exploits of individuals such as Eliud Kipchoge who broke the world marathon record at the 2018 Berlin Marathon as a major boost to Kenya’s recognition on the world map.CS Balala said:“We are committed to leveraging on sports in order to create a stronger brand association between our sports personalities and Kenya as a destination. This is why we are intent on supporting our champions in the fields of athletics, rugby and golf to market Kenya as the preferred sports destination.”The CS further said that through the Government of Kenya’s KSh. 250 million sponsorship support, the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship will prominently position Kenya as a destination to a global audience through live TV broadcasting opportunities that will be availed through the tournament’s new status as a European Tour tournament.“The Magical Kenya brand will receive wide visibility through live coverage by the European Tour (ET) Production Team that will be transmitted to over 490 million homesin more than 150 countries, generating in excess of 2200 global broadcast hours for each event. The live feed will be available to 40 broadcasters around the worldincluding Sky Sports in the UK and The Golf Channel in the U.S.  DSTV’s SuperSport are the official broadcasters in Africa.”Tourism & Wildlife Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala (Centre) and Sports, Culture & Heritage Chief Administrative Secretary, Noor Hassan Noor (Centre left) unveil the team of pro & elite amateurs that will rThe Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary added:“Additionally, Kenya’s golf tourism offering will be on show to golfers and golf fans across the world through the European Tour TV (ETTV), a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week online golf channel that is available in every territory across the entire planet – reaching fans beyond the regular broadcast footprint. This level of exposure is critical to Kenya’s tourism success especially viewed in light of the fact that the global golf travel market is between 6 and 9.1 million travelers. The U.S. – Kenya’s number one tourist source market – has the highest number of golf travelers at between 3.7 and 5.6 million travelers.”Also speaking at the event, Kenya Open Golf Limited Chairman, Mr. Peter Kanyago said:“We are grateful to the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, and by extension the Kenya Tourism Board, for this support. It is our conviction that through this year’s tournament’s outreach through the vast live television broadcast, Magical Kenya will be positively profiled across the world. By extension, Kenya’s tourism offering will be amplified through the engagement,” he said.Besides Kenya, there will be close to 30 other countries that will be represented at the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship scheduled to take place at Karen Country Club from 13th to 17th March, 2019. The countries to be represented range from Australia to the United Kingdom.Among the international star golf players expected to participate in the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship include Haydn Porteous, immediate former Ryder Cup captain and 15-time European Tour Champion Thomas Bjorn, Ho-sung Choi and Shubhankar Sharma.Since it begun in 1967, the Kenya Open Golf Championship has transformed into an international sporting event of note that has attracted hundreds of international golf players over the years – most of whom are from Kenya’s top tourism source markets in Europe such as the United Kingdom.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya’s team of Golf Pros and Elite Amateurs unveiled at the Nairobi National Park.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 27 – The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife on Wednesday unveiled the 2019 Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship Kenyan professional and elite amateur golf players.This year’s Kenya Open Golf Championship will have a field of 156 players made up of professionals and amateurs drawn from across the world.last_img read more

Marcus Rashford will NOT be fast-tracked through England ranks – Southgate

first_imgManchester United striker Marcus Rashford will NOT be fast-tracked through the England ranks, insists Under-21s head coach Gareth Southgate.The 18-year-old has scored five goals in his first eight senior appearances for the Red Devils this season, including the winner in last week’s Manchester derby.Yet many have been surprised that the striker has only been called up to England’s Under-20s side during the international break.Rashford has previously played for the Under-16s and Under-18s and his form has led to speculation over a possible senior call-up.The links of Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were all bumped up to the senior Three Lions side early in their careers, but Southgate is wary of rushing Rashford’s development, despite the blistering start to his career.“Probably the top talents in the world get into first teams very young and establish themselves very young,” he said ahead of England’s Under-21 European Championship qualifier in Switzerland on Saturday.“We are very conscious that when you promote a young player too quickly there can be fallout from that and at times the right thing is to move them back down and that is always more difficult.“Life is very different for someone like Marcus, who has just scored the winner in a Manchester derby.“At club level, at some point he might find himself in their under-21s side and that is a difficult process for a young person to deal with, so we don’t want to add to that internationally.“Let’s assess his progress. There is no rush. Roy has got a very settled squad and is very strong in that area of the pitch. Everyone I speak to at United says he’s very level-headed, so they don’t have concerns about his mentality, but of course his world has changed dramatically in the last few weeks.” 1 Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford has scored five senior goals this season last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S TO TAKE ON MALIN IN LEAGUE CLASH

first_imgSt Eunan’s Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin In Association with Letterkenny Shopping CentreThe Seniors and Reserves will take on Malin in the league at home this Saturday. The Senior game throws-in at 5:15pm. The Reserves were narrowly beaten by Four Masters last week and will hope to take a step towards claiming the league crown with a win on Saturday, their game is at 4pm. The U16 Boys lost their league final by a single point to N. Conaill on Sunday in Glenfin. They take on St. Michael’s at home in the championship this Sunday (13th) at 11am. The Div. 2 team travel to N. Padraig, Muff for a Shield game on Sunday with a 2pm throw-in.The U13 boys Div. 1 team take on n. Padraig, Muff at home this Sunday in the Shield with an 11am throw-in on the Back Pitch.There will be no Sunday Morning Football Academy this week, Sunday 13th.There will be a General Club Meeting next Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30pm in the Clubhouse. All members are welcome to attend. There will be a Level 2 Coaching course over 2 weekends in November (8th / 9th & 15th / 16th) in Glenswilly. If any coach has completed Level 1 and wants to take part, contact Jim Clarke asap on 086-3131550. There will also be a Workshop for Coaches working with U8’s and U10’s on Tuesday, Oct. 15th in Glenswilly at 7pm.Anyone that has trophies is asked to hand them in ASAP to go into the trophy cabinet in the clubhouse. Contact Paul McGovern 086-8114151.Last Sunday our hosts from this year’s Féile, The Loup from Derry came to O’Donnell Park to play for the new Benny Carr Cup. A great day was had by all with some fantastic food served up by the parents of the players in the Clubhouse afterwards. The lads won the game to keep the cup at home for this year.There were 5 winners in this week’s Lotto draw that matched 3 numbers and win €20 each. The numbers drawn were: 2-5-18-24. John Curran, Glencar Scotch; Paul Carr, Loughnagin; Brigid Lyons, Meadowhill; John Coleman, The Fairways (all card) and Eileen McGroarty, The Forest, Ballymacool (Adrian). Next week’s jackpot is €1,075. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S TO TAKE ON MALIN IN LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: October 8th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S TO TAKE ON MALIN IN LEAGUE CLASHlast_img read more

USC drops to No. 2 in BCS; UCLA up to No. 6

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Trojans are No. 1 in both the USA Today coaches’ poll and the Harris Interactive poll, which make up two-thirds of the team’s BCS grade. A compilation of six computer rankings account for the other third, with the highest and lowest ranking for each team being dropped. While the two-time defending national champion Trojans hold a comfortable lead in the polls, the computers love Texas. The Longhorns were the top team in five of the computer rankings and second in the other. Virginia Tech is still in third, but even farther back than last week. The Hokies have a BCS average of .9162, leaving them .0592 behind the Trojans. They were .0524 out of second place last week. Georgia (.8679) and Alabama (.8513) are next, holding their spots from last week. UCLA (.7384) moved up three places to sixth, putting the nation’s six unbeaten teams at the front of the BCS standings. Miami (.7114), LSU (.7065), Penn State (.6450) and Florida State (.5735) round out the top 10. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Texas is No. 1 _ in Bowl Championship Series standings. The Longhorns slipped past USC into first place Monday by virtue of a stellar showing in the BCS computer rankings. Texas, which was second last week, has a BCS average of .9763. Now second-place USC grades out at .9756. The top two teams in the final standings play in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 4 for the BCS title. last_img read more

Softball Collects Multiple All-MVC Awards

first_imgJoining Newman on the All-MVC First Team are seniors Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) and Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) and sophomore Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa). Junior Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa), sophomores Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) were selected to the All-MVC Second Team. Junior Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) was tabbed to the MVC All-Defensive Team. Head coach Rich Calvert along with assistant coaches, Tina DeAngelo and Kasey Griffith, were named the MVC Coaching Staff of the Year for the second-straight season. Roemmich is a three-time All-MVC honoree after a first team selection last season and a second team selection in 2017. This season, Roemmich, who started all 54 games at shortstop, is batting a team-high .386 behind a MVC-best 68 hits, is tied with Pena for the league lead in doubles (13) and scored 49 runs, which is tied for the most in single season history at Drake. Johnson is an All-MVC selection for the second-consecutive season after being named to the 2018 All-MVC Second Team. She is batting .343 with three triples, nine doubles, career-best 23 RBI and a career-high 39 runs scored. Johnson, who has started 53 of 54 games in centerfield, has drawn a program-record and league-leading 44 walks and tallied 22 stolen bases, tied for the fifth-best single season total in school history. This is the third All-MVC accolade for Frank, who was tabbed to the 2016 All-MVC First Team and 2018 All-MVC Second Team. She has started all 54 games at second base while batting .322 with one triple, two home runs, nine doubles, 27 runs scored and a career-high 38 runs batted in. Frank is Drake’s career leader in walks with 113 and ranks eighth in career runs with 109. Newman is just the second MVC athlete to be selected the MVC Pitcher of the Year three times, joining former Creighton standout Tara Oltman (2007-09) in the impressive accomplishment. Newman is 26-6 overall with a 0.91 earned run average (third in nation) and a nation-leading 362 strikeouts. She also leads the country in strikeouts per seven innings at 13.2 and hits allowed per seven innings at 2.66. Her 12 shutouts and strikeout-to-walk ratio of 8.62 each rank second in the nation. Her 26 wins are the most by a Drake pitcher since Laurie Bowden won a program-record 28 games in 1990. This season, Newman has four perfect game no-hitters and two no-hitters. She won 10 MVC Pitcher of the Week awards this season and a league-record 23 overall and was tabbed to the All-MVC First Team four times in her outstanding career. She is the Drake and the MVC all-time career strikeouts leader with 1,162 and is Drake’s all-time wins leader with 90, a total that ranks second in the Valley all-time behind Oltman’s 118 career victories. This is the third All-MVC First Team honor for Pena, who earned the honor in 2016 and 2018. She has started all 54 games at third base while batting .240 with a team-leading seven home runs, a league-best 13 doubles and driven in a career-best 39 RBI. At Drake, Pena is second all-time in career RBI with 116, third in walks with 109 and tied for third in doubles with 40. Calvert and his assistant coaches guided Drake to its second-straight MVC Regular Season title. It is the first-ever back-to-back titles in school history and fourth all-time (1993, 2015, 2018, 2019). The team’s 40 wins this season is the second-highest total behind last year’s 45 victories. The Bulldogs won 24 league games this season, tying last year’s league-best total.center_img ST. LOUIS – Redshirt senior Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) of the Drake University softball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year for the third time in her career while Newman and several teammates collected All-MVC honors, the MVC office announced Wednesday, May 8. Timmons earned her second-straight All-MVC Second Team award after a great second season in the circle. She is 14-8 with a 2.83 earned run average and career-high 152 strikeouts. Timmons tossed two no-hitters this year, including one against Evansville, when she struck out a career-high 17 batters, including the first nine Purple Aces. Buie is batting a career-high .277 behind a career-best 38 hits along with nine RBI and 29 runs scored. She has played in all 54 games with 53 starts, primarily in left field, and recorded three assists and career-best 79 putouts with zero errors. Ryan, who has started every game, is having an outstanding sophomore season helping her earn her first-ever All-MVC honor. She is hitting a career-best .316 with one triple, three doubles and three home runs, 21 stolen bases, 26 RBI and 36 runs scored. Drake, the 2018 MVC Tournament champions, starts its defense this year on Friday in the first semifinal at 11 a.m. The game will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DRIVING BAN FOR CARELESS MILFORD DRIVER

first_imgA MILFORD man has been banned from driving for three years at the local district court.Desmond Morrison, from Foxes Glen, admitted careless driving at The Gap, Milford on March 15 last year.He also admitted not having a driving license and failing to have insurance. Inspector David Murphy told Letterkenny District Court that 39-year-old Morrison had two previous convictions for failing to have car insurance.He imposed a three-year driving ban and sentenced Morrison to a total of 140 hours community service on the other charges.DRIVING BAN FOR CARELESS MILFORD DRIVER was last modified: December 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:careless drivingDesmond MorrisonDistrict Courtdrive banMilfordlast_img read more

Stylish celebrations at the Mulroy College Prom – Picture Special

first_imgStudents from Mulroy College in Milford celebrated their prom night on Saturday night last – with plenty of glitz and glam on display.The night of fun and awards made for a great occasion in the Silver Tassie Hotel in Letterkenny.Clive Wasson was in attendance to capture some of the best moments. Libby Mooney, Paddy Gallagher, Andrea Twamley, Andrea Crerand, Brooke Everrett and Mark Friel at the Mulroy Prom in the Silver Tassie. Photo Clive WassonProm King and his mates at the Mulroy College prom in the Silver Tassie on Saturday last. Photo Clive WassonLiam Sweeney, Kathy Wilkin and James O’Donnell at the Mulroy College prom in the Silver Tassie on Saturday last. Photo Clive WassonAnna Russell, Derbhla McDeviit and Kennedy McHugh at the Mulroy College prom in the Silver Tassie on Saturday last. Photo Clive WassonAlisha Orr and Ciara Gallagher at the Mulroy College prom in the Silver Tassie on Saturday last. Photo Clive WassonZara Fisher, Conor Kelly, Denis Mcginley, Ayva Kerr and Hannah Friel at the Mulroy College prom in the Silver Tassie on Saturday last. Photo Clive WassonKatelyn McGinley and Eoin Doehrty at the Mulroy College prom in the Silver Tassie on Saturday last. Photo Clive WassonEimear Sweeney and Mark Toye at the Mulroy College prom in the Silver Tassie on Saturday last. Photo Clive WassonAmy McLauglin and Aoife McFadden at the Mulroy College prom in the Silver Tassie on Saturday last. Photo Clive WassonJason Murray, CAtherine O’Donnell, Jaden Brogan, Casper Kitowski, Katie Greenan, Joesph Murry and Bridget McGinley at the Mulroy College prom in the Silver Tassie on Saturday last. Photo Clive WassonStylish celebrations at the Mulroy College Prom – Picture Special was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Milfordmulroy college prompicture specialSilver Tassie Hotellast_img read more

Blues youngsters feature in England U17 win

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesFour Chelsea youngsters featured as England sealed their place at the European Under-17 Championships with a 4-0 win against Slovenia.Marc Guehi (pictured) captained the side, while George McEachran and Jonathan Panzo also started the game in Bijeljina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, where Callum Hudson-Odoi came on as a second-half substitute.Manchester City’s Jadon Sancho scored twice and there were also goals for Timothy Eyoma of Tottenham and Reading’s Daniel Loader.Fulham’s Steven Sessegnon – brother of Whites left-back Ryan – was an unused substitute.See also:Costa injury fears are allayed’Terrific’ Loftus-Cheek praised after Under-21 win   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kurtenbach: The Jon Gruden-Derek Carr marriage is off to a bumpy start. Is it growing pains or the beginning of the end?

first_imgALAMEDA — After the Raiders’ Week One loss, Jon Gruden declared that his quarterback, Derek Carr, wasn’t being aggressive enough.The way Gruden saw it, in that Monday night game against the Rams, there were chances to push the ball downfield that the dinking-and-dunking Carr missed. Those were chances that, if taken, might have given the Raiders a chance to win that game.Carr accepted the note in stride and improved in Week Two.But after Sunday’s Week Three loss in South Florida, Gruden was …last_img