MoBay City Run eyed as major sports tourism event

first_imgStill in its infancy with only two stagings, the MoBay City Run 5K and 10K walk/run is being viewed as a major sports tourism calendar event in the resort city of Montego Bay.With its growing popularity, the event has been attracting good corporate support and an increasing number of participants.MoBay City Run Three – which is set for May 1, on the 36th anniversary of Montego Bay being declared a city – was launched at the Holiday Inn Resort on March 8 with an impressive line-up of sponsors.Courts and two of its subsidiaries have committed $1 million in support, while Solo Jamaica has pledged $500,000 and the Montego Bay Chapter of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association gave its endorsement with a donation of $50,000. Also giving strong support to the event are Sandals, ATL, Holiday Inn and Jet Blue, among other sponsors.The Courts million-dollar sponsorship will include gifts of TV sets, exercise equipment and a Sony music system. And with some 3,000 participants expected for the MoBay City Run, JetBlue will be giving four airline tickets to the first male and female winners for both the 10k and 5K runs.Additionally, MoBay City Run will give $10,000 each to the male and female winners of the 10K race, while the respective winners of the 5K run will each collect $7,000 cash.The event targets corporate involvement and there is a trophy for the largest corporate team, plus prizes of JetBlue airline tickets, appliances, vacation at participating hotels and others.Delivering opening remarks at the launch, logistics coordinator, Nicole Allen, said: “The synergy that MoBay City Run engenders must continue the process of integrating all social classes in this powerful and strong growth corridor.”ASSISTING HUNDREDSShe described the two-year-old event as not just good and necessary because the proceeds assist hundreds of tertiary students with their education, “but it unifies us as Montegonians, breaking down the barriers of social class, station or political affiliation”.Noting that Montego Bay has been rated as the ninth most popular destination for American tourists over the last three years, Allen added: “MoBay City Run has become the calendar sporting event in the tourist landscape.”The 2015 staging saw the participation of many overseas runners, which is being encouraged with backing from the Jamaica Tourist Board.Allen said by 2020, the MoBay City Run aims to include on its calendar of events, a half marathon on par with Jamaica’s Reggae Marathon and those of Miami, Chicago or New York.”It is for that reason that MoBay City Run saw it fit and necessary to engage the professionalism of Mr Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis of Running Events Jamaica Ltd to help us achieve our mission,” she disclosed.last_img read more

Ramjattan supports Govt’s actions

first_imgRed House fiasco… claims Jagan would not have wanted facilityLeader of the Alliance For Change (AFC) Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday said founder of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Dr Cheddi Jagan would not have supported the actions of current Party members regarding the operations and functions of Red House. He said the leader would have condemned the preservation of his documents in “stolen property”.The Red House which houses the Cheddi Jagan Research CentreRamjattan, who served as Party member under the leadership of Dr Jagan, told journalists that the former President would not have found favour with all that is occurring with the research centre named in his honour.“I want to say this; Cheddi would have been the first to condemn the preservation of his documents in stolen property, the misappropriated property. And more and more as we study the history, it was intended to be a temporary place for the laying of those documents.”Ramjattan said the law has to be made applicable, noting in this regard, that no one should violate the law to store some documents of Dr Jagan, whom he said was a “great human being, Statesman and politician of Guyana.”“To the extent that the law is going to say that that belongs to the State then fine, we will negotiate.” He questioned the reason why the documents of the former Presidents, including Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, Arthur Chung and Desmond Hoyte could not be laid there, as was suggested over a year ago.“We are not going to be diverted, we are not going to be obfuscated by this attachment to the legacy of (in my book), one of the greatest Guyanese ever.” He said the law must take its course.“We have to make the law applicable and if you violated the law to store Cheddi Jagan’s papers and documents, the law will still apply notwithstanding that great Statesman, politician and human being. This is where the thing is twisted out of context, the emotionalism, the obfuscation.”The feud continues between Government and the PPP over the rightful ownership and use of Red House, which houses the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Incorporated (CJRCI).Red House was leased to the CJRCI for 99 years in order for the Research Centre to use the building to promote research into the life and work of Dr Cheddi Jagan.President David Granger just over two weeks ago, ordered the revocation of the lease of Red House, based on advice from Attorney General Basil Williams. The Attorney General had argued in a detailed statement the day before that the lease held by the CJRCI was invalid on several grounds, including that there was no evidence that the President of the day had sanctioned it.However, quick action by the PPP-backed Management Committee of CJRCI saw legal action taken to reverse the President’s decision, with the court ordering that the property of the CJRCI “not be interfered with or removed until further ordered.”Following the filing of legal proceedings, workers of the Ministry of the Presidency had invaded the property and hammered down the hallmark sign of the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre.This followed with former Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence who led a picketing exercise to disrupt a peaceful vigil, which was held by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) outside Red House.Last week, the new Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton, said Government’s approach to the Red House matter should have been less aggressive, in the interest of fostering national unity.The new Minister in charge of promoting social cohesion, during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times weighed in on the controversy which is believed to have intensified the tension in our multiracial nation.He explained that the actions taken by the Government were too extreme.The matter will be heard again on February 20.last_img read more

Iheanacho out with fractured hand

first_imgIheanacho did not make the matchday squad for the Serbia clash at The Hive Stadium in London, where a brace from Aleksandar Mitrovic handed Nigeria a defeat.Super Eagles head coach Gernot Roar confirmed the injury just before the Serbia game, and Leicester will assess the damage on Thursday when their striker returns to the club ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Brighton.“Unfortunately, we have one broken hand,” said Rohr, according to the Leicester Mercury. “This player cannot play. He has fractured the first metacarpal. This is Kelechi Iheanacho, so he will not be with us.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Iheanacho did not make the matchday squad for the Serbia clash at The Hive Stadium in London, where a brace from Aleksandar Mitrovic handed Nigeria a defeat.LAGOS, Nigeria, Mar 29- Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken hand while on international duty with Nigeria.The 21-year-old started for the Super Eagles in the 1-0 friendly win against Poland at Stadion Miejski on Friday, but picked up the hand injury ahead of Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to Serbia.last_img read more

Governor Sonko sends Sh1m to Gor in Morocco

first_img“I was touched by the plight of Gor Mahia players after they reached out to me for assistance. I wish the team success in their match,” Sonko said.K’Ogalo nearly missed the flight due to unpaid tickets, but the government came to its intervention on the 11th hour.The record 17-time Kenyan Premier League champions, was forced to travel in two batches with the last that had most starting X1 players departing on the eve of the Sunday match.However, the second batch that left for a six-hour flight to Doha from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Saturday, had a nine-hour lay-over in the Qatari capital before departing for Marrakech.They departed the Hamad International Airport in Doha on Sunday morning at approximately 1am for another 10 hour flight to Marrakech. From Marrakech, they connected to Berkane, 848km away and are expected to arrive minutes to kick-off.Gor Mahia’s Kenneth Muguna goes down under pressure from RS Berkane’s Amine El Kess during their CAF Confederations Cup quarter final tie at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on April 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBy mid-day, only eight players, head coach Hassan Oktay and his assistant Zedekiah Otieno had arrived in Berkane for the game and if the remaining players will not have arrived by the time the 10pm EAT scheduled kick-off, then Gor will be forced to play with the eight players only.“It is tough on us as players because of this arrangement. We will not have time to rest well before the game but we will go in and battle. I think there should be better planning next time because this is a crucial match,” one of the players who sought anonymity told Capital Sport.Gor find themselves with the tide against them as they look to overturn a 2-0 defeat at home last weekend to make the impossible possible and qualify to the semi-finals.Gor Mahia Bonface omondi in action against RS Berkane in the first leg of CAF Confederation Cup quarters at Kasarani Stadium. Photo/RAYMOND MakhayaBefore the first leg, Gor was similarly embroiled in troubles with the players refusing to train two days to the game due to unpaid allowances and they had to be convinced to come to the stadium in the morning of the match.With this obstacles now going their way, Gor are psychologically bombarded as they look to go in and score three goals to tilt the tie in their favor.But, despite that, head coach Hassan Oktay who will be back in the touchline remained confident they can overturn. “We can’t give up. I don’t give up. That’s part of my philosophy. We will go there and fight and see if we can get a good result,” the tactician stated.While Oktay and skipper Harun Shakava will be returning from their one game suspensions, the side will still be without Jacques Tuyisenge, Ernest Wendo and Shafik Batambuze who are serving one more ban.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Francis Mustafa attempts to go past RS Berkane’s Omar Namsaoui during their CAF Confederations Cup quarter final tie at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on April 7, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 14 – Ahead of tonight’s crucial CAF Confederation Cup return leg match pitting Kenyan champions Gor Mahia and hosts RS Berkane of Morocco, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has sent Sh1 million to K’Ogalo players for upkeep.This is after the players, who have gone months without allowances and winning bonuses reached out to the Governor, following the disarray that they encountered travelling to the North African country.last_img read more

Inter Milan president confident Man City star will join this summer

first_imgInter Milan honorary president Massimo Moratti has revealed he is confident Manchester City star Yaya Toure will join the San Siro side this summer.The Nerazzurri’s long-term hopes of signing the Ivorian international appeared to have been dashed on Monday when the midfielder’s representative claimed he would not be leaving the club, but the Inter hierarchy insist a deal can still be brokered.“It could move forward well,” Moratti, who was the club’s president for 18 years, told reporters.“I feel pretty confident in the Inter board. [Coach Roberto] Mancini likes him very much, I would guess that he’ll arrive.”Sources in Milan claim Inter will submit a new bid to land the 32-year-old after he returns from City’s post-season trip to North America, although Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, has insisted his client is indispensable to the Premier League giants.As talkSPORT told you last week, Inter boss Mancini is keen to rekindle his ties with the powerful midfielder but would have to come up with a bid of around £12m, plus an increase on Toure’s reported £220,000 per week salary, to land his man. 1 Yaya Toure in action for Manchester City last_img read more

DONEGALDAILY.COM EXCLUSIVE GOES GLOBAL…..

first_imgIT was the ultimate game of cat and mouse in the Donegal snow- and thousands of people around the world logged on to donegaldaily.com to see it!These wonderful pictures were taken by Sally-Ann Mulholland at the back of her home in Carrickfin in West Donegal – and now they’ve been seen in places like Chile, Australia, Finland, Spain, the USA and even Russia!Well-known bank official Sally-Ann spent more than 40 minutes watching her next door-neighbour’s cat Larsson study his prey before pouncing. But the mouse managed to get away momentarily and tried to find its freedom by dashing through the snow.But like the former great Celtic player whom he was named after, Larsson proved his speed was too much for the opposition.And unfortunately the little mouse didn’t live to tell the tale!Sal’s husband Paddy Ban Gallagher was busy inside the couple’s home while Sal captured the wonderful pictures. Rumour has it he isn’t a big fan of mice!DONEGALDAILY.COM EXCLUSIVE GOES GLOBAL….. was last modified: December 23rd, 2010 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)last_img read more

DRUNKEN MAN ENTERED TAKEAWAY AND SMASHED GLASS ON DISPLAY FRIDGE

first_imgA man who caused criminal damage in a popular takeaway after a all-day drinking spree has been fined at a sitting of Letterkenny District Court.Anthony McVeigh, 28, with an address at Drumany, Kerrykeel is currently residing in Australia. The incident occurred on the 18th of December, 2015 – when the defendant was back home in Donegal for the Christmas holidays.Mr McVeigh’s sister appeared on his behalf in court in relation to the incident.The court heard how Gardaí were called to Sultans Takeway, Port Road, Letterkenny in the early hours of the 18th of December.The court were told that two intoxicated males entered the takeaway – and were acting aggressively.They became embroiled in an altercation and a row broke out – Mr McVeigh then smashed the glass on a display fridge in the takeaway.He then left the takeaway but was identified later in another takeaway by the owner of Sultans Takeaway – Mr Sofiame Bounaaja.Mr McVeigh was then arrested and charged with criminal damage.Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher told the court, “My client is currently in Australia, where he is working and living – and isn’t present in court.“His sister is here on his behalf and has €800 which Mr McVeigh left with her to pay for the damage he caused.“He regrets his actions on the night in question, and alcohol was a big factor in the incident.“He has no previous convictions.Judge James Faughnan commended Mr McVeigh for wanting to deal with the matter now – despite the fact he was in Australia, adding that he could’ve dealt with the matter when he was home next.Judge James Faughnan accepted the €800 the defendant offered to the owners for the criminal damage caused and ordered a probation report on Mr McVeigh.DRUNKEN MAN ENTERED TAKEAWAY AND SMASHED GLASS ON DISPLAY FRIDGE was last modified: January 19th, 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:altercationcourtscriminal damagenewsSultans Takeawaylast_img read more

Kroger reporting earnings up 30 percent in 3rd quarter

first_img He added that holiday period sales are off to a strong start. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals David B. Dillon, chairman and chief executive, told analysts and investors that the company in the past year has stepped up surveys of customers about Kroger and its competitors. Grocery competition includes aggressively expanding Wal-Mart Inc. and other discounters as well as upscale specialty store chains. “We want to know what matters most to them when they choose where to shop,” Dillon said in a conference call. “We know that you win one customer at a time, and these surveys are very useful tools.” He wouldn’t disclose details of the research, but said it “really helps us identify areas where we can do better and differentiate ourselves better.” Kroger has used a variety of approaches to counter its competitors, including offering gas discounts in most of its markets tied to use of its customer loyalty cards for store shopping. The company also has developed different formats among its stores, added to its private-label brands and increased nongrocery merchandise in many stores. Dillon said the company’s focus is on improving customer service, selection and value as it keeps looking for ways to cut costs and become more competitive in every aspect. CINCINNATI – Kroger Co., waging a customer-by-customer fight in a competitive marketplace, on Tuesday reported a 30 percent jump in third-quarter profit and its best results at stores opened at least a year since 1999. Kroger, the parent of Southern California Ralphs stores, earned $185.4 million, or 25 cents per share, in the quarter ended Nov. 5, compared with earnings of $142.7 million, or 19 cents, a year ago. The per-share results matched analysts’ estimates, according to Thomson Financial. Kroger shares fell 71 cents, or 3.5 percent, to close at $19.52 in trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The shares had been trading at the top of their 52-week range of $15.15 to $20.88. Revenue rose 9.1 percent, to $14 billion. Sales at stores opened a year – a key gauge of retail strength – were up 6.6 percent with fuel sales, and 3.7 percent without fuel. The company said its higher sales for the quarter helped offset higher energy prices for operations. last_img read more

Photo library: Development 7

first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Development contact sheet (625KB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) KwaZulu-Natal North Coast: Reconstruction andDevelopment Programme(RDP) houses. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal North Coast: Reconstruction andDevelopment Programme(RDP) houses. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal North Coast: Reconstruction andDevelopment Programme(RDP) houses. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal North Coast: Reconstruction andDevelopment Programme(RDP) houses. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal North Coast: Reconstruction andDevelopment Programme(RDP) houses. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal North Coast: Reconstruction andDevelopment Programme(RDP) houses. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal North Coast: Reconstruction andDevelopment Programme(RDP) houses. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal North Coast: Sugarcane fields. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal North Coast: Sugarcane fields. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageDEVELOPMENT 7: {loadposition dev}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

Landfill gas to light up Durban homes

first_imgClean, renewable energy It will also inject tens of millions of rands into the city coffers through the sale of electricity and certified emission reduction credits, also known as carbon credits. A landmark project that converts gas from household waste into electricity has been officially launched in Durban. A first for Africa, the project will produce enough electricity for thousands of medium-income homes. “A number of renewable energy sources and technologies are available in South Africa, but most still need to be developed to their full potential,” said Peters. The landfill gas project has received R17.3-million through Department of Trade and Industry’s critical infrastructure programme. Total project income revenue is estimated around R4.5-million per month realised from the sale of carbon credits and the sale of electricity. The project, she said, was an important part of the government’s strategic vision to be more sustainable and to tackle climate change. Peters said the government recognised that renewable energy would significantly contribute to energy supply security by increasing diversification of energy sources, expanding access to energy services and contributing to sustainable development through the optimum use of cleaner energy resources. The real winner, however, will be the environment. Millions of cubic metres of greenhouse gases that would otherwise have escaped into the atmosphere each year, contributing to global warming, will now be converted into clean electricity.center_img 3 February 2010 Energy supply security Speaking at the official launch in Durban last week, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said the project would accelerate the use of renewable energy and deal with energy challenges. The project is currently operating at the Marianhill and La Mercy landfills and will be extended to the larger Bisasar Road landfill. She explained that the project would not only address waste management and energy demand, but also reduce poverty through the creation of employment opportunities, improve air quality by reducing the release of harmful greenhouse gases and contribute towards the country’s skills development plan. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more