Dacres looking to build on experience

first_img The winner Piotr Malachowski, 67.40m, was the winner, finishing ahead of Philip Milanov, 66.90m, with Robert Urbanek, 65.18m, taking the bronze. “I feel very good that I made the final. Coming out here as the youngest was a learning experience. I came and gave my all. On the day, I thought I could have done more, but it never worked out. I guess I’m not a championships thrower yet, but I have time, and hopefully, I will build on this,” Dacres told The Gleaner. “I thought things would have gone better after that first throw, but through the rounds, I guess I got tired. I really don’t know. It just didn’t work out in my favour,” he added. “I’m really disappointed, but I can’t really be down on myself because it’s my first World Championships, but I expected more. “What came third wasn’t that much of a task for me to beat, but I didn’t on the day, so that’s all that counts.” The youngster says he will be working on his strength and is hoping to continue his development going forward. “I need to get stronger because these guys are way ahead of me strength-wise and with experience,” said Dacres. “But getting this far is something good for the country. Obviously, the throws are improving, and I hope I can do better next time.” BEIJING, China: History made, but disappointment nonetheless. Jamaican discus athlete Fedrick Dacres became the first man from Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean to qualify for a final in his event at the World Championships. Dacres entered the final with the best mark among qualifiers – a 65.77-metre effort landed on his first attempt. He, however, could not find his best form during the final and ended the competition in seventh place with a throw of 64.22m, which was also achieved on his fifth attempt. The Jamaican followed up his opening throw with a 59.80m mark and a foul on his third attempt to occupy third place at this point. Fourth and fifth attempts of 62.74m and 61.73m, respectively, and a foul in his final effort meant the University of the West Indies student, who by this point had slid down the rankings, could not improve on his opening-round mark.last_img read more

Consultancy starts for stakeholder engagements

first_imgREDD+ ReadinessCountrywide community engagements have started under the consultancy for stakeholder participation on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and Readiness Activities in Guyana.One of the stakeholder engagements on REDD+ Readiness at Mainstay Village in Region TwoCommencing in early May, stakeholder engagements were held in Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini); Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice); and Georgetown.In these ongoing engagements, stakeholders are drawn from Indigenous and forest-dependent communities and representative groups such as the Amerindian People’s Association (APA), Indigenous People’s Commission, National Toshaos Council (NTC) and the National Steering Committee of Community Forestry Organisations. At the engagements, the stakeholders are all involved in defining a REDD+ Communication Strategy and Action Plan for Guyana.They will also be assisting with identifying appropriate communication materials that would be used to enhance their understanding of REDD+ and Readiness Activities. These materials will be produced in local Indigenous languages and are intended to ready stakeholders for REDD+ implementation in Guyana.Other stakeholders being consulted are drawn from agencies such as local development partners, the Private and Public Sectors, non-governmental organisations, civil society and the media. This includes an international firm, Global CAD, which has been contracted by the Natural Resources Ministry to conduct the consultations under the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Project (FCPF). There will be further engagements in Bartica, Mahdia, Lethem and other regions of Guyana.last_img read more

Man used chair to spy on young woman he became obsessed with

first_imgA man took his kitchen chair to spy on a woman he became obsessed with.The man, Peter Quinn, appeared at Falcarragh District Court charged with stalking and harassing the young woman. Quinn, a 49-year-old fish farm worker, admitted calling to the young woman’s home after becoming obsessed with her.The court heard that Quinn initially waited outside the shop where the woman worked.A colleague told her that the man had been following for her some weeks but she initially thought nothing of it.However, she began to notice he would be outside the shop as she went for her lunch and then also in the evenings.When interviewed by Gardai, Quinn, of Dunmore, Falcarragh, admitted stalking the woman but said he could not explain why he was doing it.He admitted spending his lunchtime outside the shop where the woman worked hoping to catch sight of her.When she looked in his direction, he said he would pretend to be on his mobile phone.He also admitted calling to the woman’s home in a different town and spying on her on at least eight occasions.He took a kitchen chair which he cut the back off and stood on it outside her home.The court was told that he could then see the woman inside the house between her curtains.The woman said she became very worried and feared for her safety.In a statement to Gardai the woman said “I felt like I was seeing him everywhere. I felt sick, violated and disgusted that he was watching me at my home. I became afraid because I didn’t know what he would do next.”Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client admitted to developing an unhealthy obsession with the young woman.“My client tells me how he became infatuated with this lady. He has expressed his apologies and is adamant that nothing further will come of it.“He has put himself in a very dark place and he now has an insight into the wrongdoing and the harm it has caused. He apologises to her and he poses no threat to her. He developed an unfortunate infatuation,” he said.Quinn pleaded guilty to a single sample charge of stalking/harassment at Main Street, Falcarragh and Carrigart on April 1st, 2015.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until October for a Probation Report on Mr Quinn.Garda Inspector Sean Grant asked for an order of the court be granted that Mr Quinn has no contact with the victim in the case.Man used chair to spy on young woman he became obsessed with was last modified: July 21st, 2017 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:donegalFalcarraghGardaiGotahorkharrassmentPeter Quinnstalkinglast_img read more


first_imgGARDAI are investigating the theft of a mobile phone and other items from a business in Ardara earlier today.The incident happened in the popular ‘The Beauty Room’ in the town.It’s understood a member of staff returned from an errand to find a number of people on the premises. She later discovered her phone and other items were missing.It’s understood Gardai later stopped a car and the items were recovered.An investigation into the incident is continuing.  INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO THEFT FROM ARDARA BUSINESS was last modified: April 18th, 2013 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:INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO THEFT FROM ARDARA BUSINESSlast_img read more


first_imgWALKING GROUP – meets every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am for a walk or stroll of about 30 – 40 minutes with a cup of tea afterwards if you want. All are welcome to join this group. Contact Marie Hutchinson or the DCL office if you are interested: 087 3421922.DUNKINEELY IN BLOOM – this competition will brighten up the town and surrounding area. From St John’s Point to Croagh and Tullintain to Ballymagowan – if you’re in the Parish of Killaghtee, please consider entering. No fee to enter as DCL has funding from DLDC for plants and workshops to help get you started. We’ll be looking for winners of categories such as: > Best Business > Best small town garden > Best Church > Best school > Best vegetable plot> Best large garden > Best container garden etc. The main winners will be the community of Dunkineely, Bruckless and Killaghtee area if we all take part however small or big a garden plot/place for window boxes/pots we have.Judging will take place Sunday 10th August.But the main winners will be the community of Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless area. We will be having workshops on planting up containers/hanging baskets and vegetable growing plus a few freebies to get you going. So start planting now! Entry forms available from the DCL office and in local business’s in the local Community. “This is a great Community event if we all get involved!” If you are interested contact DCL office 087 3421922 if you’d like enter or help organise in anyway.WORKSHOP ON GARDENING CONTAINERS – Workshops has been organised for sowing flowers & vegetables pots with David Perry from Kee’s Garden Centre, Laghey.First workshop on “Container Gardening” is on Tuesday 3rd June at 8:30 pmSecond workshop on “Growing Vegetables” is on Tuesday 10th June at 8:30 pm.All Materials included. Workshops free but small donation would be appreciated. Both workshops will be held in the Stables at the rear of the Methodist Church.Limited spaces available so contact the DCL office to book your patch: 087 3421922 FLORA MINI MARATHON – Best of luck ladies in the Flora Mini Marathon! Taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd June 2014. We ask you to please support Alison, Carmel, Majella, Sharon & Jacinta who are running in this Marathon for a great cause. Details of how to donate are on the DCL facebook page, please support the ladies for a great cause.CASTLE MURRAY HOUSE HOTEL – is having a coffee morning on Saturday 7th June from 12 – 2pm. All “donations” on the day will be going to the services provided by Cancer Care West and their Co. Donegal residential home “Inis Aoibhinn”. The team at Castle Murray House will be all volunteering their time & services on the day. For more information please contact Castle Murray House Hotel: 087 3421922.DUNKINEELY COMMUNITY LIMITED – are hosting an “ICE-CREAM FUNDAY” in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on 20th June at the Manse in Dunkineely! It’s a date for your diary and it’s guaranteed to be fun! It’s a great way to get together with your friends and family to have fun with ice-cream all while raising funds for Down Syndrome Ireland. Please come and support this great cause!BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS – THE POINT 10K CHARITY FUN/RUN/WALK – Is taking place in Dunkineely on Saturday 16th August 2014 at 11:00am (Same route as last year). The chosen charities for this year’s event are Billy’s World Ireland and Clara House Killybegs – (Day Centre for Intellectual Disabilities). Everyone welcome! Contact Pauric McNern for further information. A FESTIVAL COMMITTEE – is being organised for the Dunkineely area and we are looking for volunteers to organise and help run a range of activities. Please call Dunkineely Community Limited’s office on 087 3421922 if you think you can help. A meeting will be held on Wednesday 11th June at 8:00 pm in the Manse. All welcome.THE ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY – A big thank you to all who took part in the table quiz in Mary Murrins in Bruckless on May 10th. Thank you to all the sponsors and cash donations and everyone who helped in any way on the night. Total raised: €1655 for Donegal Branch.MC INTYRE’S BAR – Every Wednesday night have Traditional music from 10:00 pm until late. Also Traditional music session in McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely on Sunday afternoon at 5pm. All musicians and singers welcome.OPEN DAY – At 10 Ballyloughan Court, Bruckless. Rev John Purdy and his wife Vanessa invite you to drop in for a coffee of a cuppa tea in their new home on:Saturday 7th June 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Cake stall also available in aid of Dunkineely Manse Fund.A DEFIBRILLATOR – is now in Killaghtee School, it is on the wall closest to the road. The following people are trained and key holders:Andrew Walker – 087 2276366Carol Duddy – 074 9737046Norman Henry – 087 9474350Phyllis Young – 087 1300499Clive Vance – 086 8276575Georgina Armstrong – 087 3921384.There is also a key in the following places: Dunkineely Health Centre, Dunkineely Community Limited Office and Killaghtee School.DCL – has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature. (Roald Dhal’s Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone & The Goblet of Fire), Classics (J.R.R. Tolkien to Marian Keyes), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c or perhaps DVD’s, Lego Batman or The Patience Stone from just 50c per night.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or Print Documents (20c per page).Please note that Dunkineely Community Limited office has changed it’s number to 087 3421922.DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY/KILLAGHTEE/BRUCKLESS NEWS was last modified: May 31st, 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)last_img read more

Runners revving up for annual marathon held in Santa Clarita

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Halfway I asked another runner, ‘How do I look?”‘ he said. The guy told him he looked great, and Soto has never looked back. “Even though you’re dead-tired at the end of the marathon you never say, This will be my last one,” he said. Though Soto balked as a teen at having to run laps for his baseball coach, he willingly ran seven miles for the Army each morning to prepare for serving as a paratrooper in Vietnam. In his spare time, Soto tosses 2,000 pitches a week to his teenage son. While the 14-year-old cools off in the shade, his dad retrieves the scattered balls. Retired teacher Terry Merriam, 52, has run marathons in all 50 states. She recently moved to Canyon Country from Ohio. Merriam’s first-ever local marathon marks her 100th overall. A hockey and basketball fan, she has worked eight stints at Staples Center since September, but even front row seats would not keep her away from the Nov. 6 race. “Every finish line is beautiful,” she said. Cheering crowds help, but they are not essential. “In Arkansas, in the backwoods, there’s nobody there to cheer you on,” she said. “You have to think beautiful thoughts to keep you going. My goal was to get every state in.” In the Arkansas race, a pickup truck drove alongside and the driver asked, “Hey, honey, you want to get in back?” In Charlotte, N.C., she ran in 20-degree weather. “You’ve got to think warm thoughts to get yourself 26 miles,” she said. Watanabe runs the first 20 marathon miles with running pals. The next six miles they run solo. One year his friends came in second, third and fourth, and Watanabe finished eighth. “When you get to 22, 23 miles, your body wants to shut down. Your mind is forcing you to go,” said Watanabe, who has run in more than 100 marathons. Watanabe prepares by running 80 miles to 100 miles on local trails each week. Then he takes a little insurance. “We run the exact course, the last three to four miles, to get familiar with what the course looks like,” he said. “So we know what to expect and don’t wonder, How many of those paseo bridges do I have to go over?” Watanabe and his running buddies belong to a local running club, Santa Clarita Runners. Phil Howard, the club’s former president, serves as co-director of the marathon, which began as a runners’ club event. Howard, who ran a marathon in Chicago last week, lays out the course. Heavy winter rains this year washed out some trails that have not yet been fixed, so he grafted detours onto the route. Don Lieu, 54, an engineer for SBC making his 10th entry in the Santa Clarita race, remembers a marathon in Big Sur where he was pelted with rain, hail and wind while running along Pacific Coast Highway. The finish in Carmel was sweet – sunny and cool – and well-wishers handed out roses and artichokes. “Marathons are something in and of themselves,” the San Gabriel Valley resident said. “On Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt, there are 300-foot-tall sequoias,” he said. “And the Marine Corps marathon in Washington, D.C., goes by the Capitol, the White House … and ends in Arlington Cemetery.” No amount of advance planning can guarantee a successful event. In 2003, the race was canceled because of wildfires that filled the air with soot and smoke. One unlikely entrant could have won, anyway. A Florida penitentiary inmate sought permission to run the race in absentia – by running 260 laps around the prison yard. City officials denied the request. “He would have won,” said event organizer Pat Downing, the city’s arts and events supervisor. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Santa Clarita’s 10th annual marathon is drawing runners from across the United States and from Canada, Mexico, Australia and Japan, each with a tale as unique as a fingerprint. The runners will be testing their stamina or adding another 26.2 miles to their race list. “Our goal is to race it as fast as you can, trying to guess what your average per mile pace should be and trying to run that pace the entire race,” said dentist Steve Watanabe, 52, of Saugus, who has run every year. About 500 runners have committed to running the full marathon Nov. 6, with about 1,400 signed up for the half-marathon and 700 or so for the 5K. Sixty-one-year-old retiree Armando Soto of Granada Hills ran his first marathon at age 44 on a dare. He has racked up 35 races so far, but is shooting for 100. In his first race, he said, he felt a little like Columbus sailing out to sea, unable to spot the distant shore. last_img read more


first_imgA HSE employee has said she just cannot explain why she stole €60 worth of make-up and other items from Tesco in Letterkenny.Letterkenny Court.Atekah Rehman, of 29 Glenveagh Court Apartments, Justice Walsh Road, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with theft. The 26 year old was caught by security staff taking 7 items including make-up and jewellery on October 15th last.She had paid for a number of other items but did not pay for these items which she had put in her bag.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had no explanation as to why she had done this as she had never been in trouble in her life before.He said she had recently given birth and suggested this may have affected her position but said she still cannot rationalise what had happened.H said she was a HSE employee, had been in the country for two years and just wanted to dispose of the matter.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Ms Rehman to make a donation of €150 to the Little Angels School in Letterkenny.HSE EMPLOYEE STOLE GOODS FROM TESCO was last modified: November 4th, 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:Atekah Rehmancourtdonegalletterkennytescotheftlast_img read more

Moulton returns to form at Redwood Acres

first_imgThe drivers in the Mid-City World Motor Super Six Late Model Challenge Series sent out a statement of intent before the main event at the Redwood Acres on Saturday, with just half a second separating the top three qualifiers.Mic Moulton set fastest lap, with George Young winning the first heat race and Luke Hall taking the second heat and pole position for the NorthCoast Lighting & Electric main event.The feature race, however, belonged to Moulton, who moved up through the field from fourth …last_img

Fierce contest among 2 political novices, 1 seasoned leader

first_imgOdisha’s prestigious Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency is witnessing a fierce triangular contest among two political novices representing the Biju Janata Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party, and a senior leader of the Communist Party of India(Marxist).Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik is the BJD nominee, while former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi is the BJP candidate. Senior CPI(M) leader Janardan Pati is the third major contender. The Congress has shared the seat with the Left party.While Mr. Patnaik and Ms. Sarangi are new to politics, Mr. Pati has headed his party’s Odisha unit for 24 years – from 1991 to 2015. Mr. Pati is contesting the Assembly or Lok Sabha election for the first time like his two main rivals.Since the Assembly polls are being held simultaneously, the three candidates have started campaigning across the seven Assembly segments coming under the Bhubaneswar Parliamentary seat – Bhubaneswar Central, Bhubaneswar North, Ekamra-Bhubaneswar, Jayadev, Jatani, Khurda and Begunia. Apart from addressing public meetings, they have started door-to-door campaign at different localities braving a harsh summer.Mr. Patnaik and Ms. Sarangi are campaigning in close coordination with the Assembly candidates of their respective parties. Mr. Pati is sharing dais with the Congress nominees, apart from independently holding meetings and rallies. Ms. Sarangi, a Bihar born 1994-batch Odisha cadre IAS officer, is married to Santosh Sarangi, Odisha cadre IAS officer of the same batch. He is still in service and is posted in New Delhi where Ms. Sarangi was posted before resigning.While the BJD nominees for the Lok Sabha and Assembly seats are highlighting the achievements of the Naveen Patnaik government during the past 19 years in the State to garner votes, the BJP leaders are seeking support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership. Mr. Pati has been critical of both the BJP and BJD.Social media Coming to the use of social media, Mr. Patnaik is not active on Twitter, though he has opened an account this month. Ms. Sarangi is active on social media and has 15,000 followers on Twitter. She had joined Twitter in October last year, a month before she took voluntary retirement from service and joined the BJP in November. Mr. Pati is also not very active in social media. Mr. Patnaik, a 1979 batch IPS officer, had joined the BJD last year after his retirement in 2015.The BJD candidate, Prasanna Kumar Patasani, had bagged the Bhubaneswar LS seat in 2014 election by a margin of over two lakh votes defeating actor-turned politician Bijay Mohanty who contested as a Congress nominee. The BJP candidate, Prithviraj Harichandan, won over one lakh votes to finish third.Mr. Patasani, who was denied a party ticket to contest this election, has not quit the BJD like several others. He is campaigning for his party nominees in different parts of the State. Mr. Mohanty is not active in politics at present, and Mr. Harichandan is contesting as a BJP nominee from the Chilika Assembly segment under the Puri Lok Sabha constituency to make space for Ms. Sarangi.In such a situation, all the three are trying hard towin the seat. The BJP is expecting to win by garnering more votes since the Congress has not fielded its own candidate.CPI(M) baseMr. Pati is also hoping for victory since his party has an old base in the region. Veteran CPI(M) leader Sivaji Patnaik had won the Lok Sabha seat in 1977, 1989 and 1991.Mr. Patnaik’s supporters are also confident of winning the seat this time again as the region has been a BJD stronghold for a long time. The BJD had also won all the seven Assembly seats when elections were also held simultaneously in 2014. Polling is scheduled to be held in the constituency in the third phase in the State on April 23.last_img read more

England to host West Indies in day-night Test next year

first_imgEngland will become the third country to host a day-night Test match when they meet West Indies in Birmingham next August.The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and hosts Warwickshire County Cricket Club said in a joint statement on Thursday that the first Test of the series would be held under lights, probably with a 1400 local time start.”It’s a great opportunity to attract more fans to the game and see how staging Test cricket in the afternoon and evening fits with working patterns and modern lifestyles,” said ECB chief executive Tom Harrison.”We think it can help attract different fans and families to Test cricket.”A pink ball will be used during the August 17-21 match at Edgbaston and players will wear traditional test clothing. As part of their preparations, West Indies are to play Derbyshire under lights with a pink ball from August 11-13.Australia’s day-night Test against New Zealand in Adelaide last year was the first under lights. Pakistan will entertain West Indies in another in Dubai next week.last_img read more