The latest sporting sensation to hit India on October 2nd: Plogging!

first_imgImage Courtesy: zeenews/plog.runAdvertisement bn64jNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4i30Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E77qz7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6wpoWould you ever consider trying this?😱7ildCan your students do this? 🌚15iuewRoller skating! Powered by Firework Plogging: the idea of Jogging and picking up litter on the way, is the newest fitness craze around the globe, and India has caught up on the fever as well. The government has announced to organise a plogging run in an attempt to make the streets cleaner, and what day could be better than 2nd October?Advertisement Image Courtesy: zeenews/plog.runPlogging was first organised in Sweden in 2016, and slowly made its way into other countries. Plog runs were already organised by individual communities in several Indian cities, and now the government has decided to conduct an official ‘Fit India Plog Run’ moment, to be organised a part of the Fit India movement, recently launched by PM Narendra Modi on 29th August.Back in 2014, the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ was launched on the same day, to see a cleaner nation along the length and breadth of the country. And as presently, the young generation are catching up to the Plog run movement, so it is a brilliant concept to bring the two seperate movements together.Advertisement #PloggingRun has been going viral on social media, as Union minister Kiren Rijiju is urging more and more people to become a part of the cause. Bhaichung Bhutia, Bajrang Punia and Shilpa Shetty are also coming forward in support of the movement.Social media platform TikTok has also urged its users to be a part of the movement with the #IAMLessPlastic campaign.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Steele shines as Holmwood fight back

first_imgHolmwood’s Sasheika Steele matched the Class Three girls 100m record as the one-time ‘Champs Queens’ fought back ahead of today’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships climax inside the National Stadium  Steele stopped the clock at 11.50 to carve her name beside Shauna Helps’ as record holder, out-powering Hydel’s Gabrielle Matthews, 11.73 and Campion’s Krystal Sloley, 11.86 as Holmwood clawed into the lead of defending champions Edwin Allen’s lead after a strong all-round showing on yesterday’s penultimate day of competition. Three time defending champions Edwin Allen ended the day on 130 points with the 10-time champions Holmwood logging 110 points of their own. St Jago are next best with 104; Hydel – 89; Excelsior – 65 and Vere Technical 53. In the Class One event, St Jago’s Aneka Brissett won the event in 11.41 seconds ahead of Edwin Allen’s Patrice Moody, 11.67 and Renee Shaw from Excelsior, who clocked 11.72.  Michae Harriott (Holmwood), 11.63 won the gold in the Class Two 100m final ahead of Mount Alvernia’s Kemba Nelson, 11.72 and St Jago’s Kimone Shaw the former champion.  Class Four hotshot Brianna Lyston from St Jago, stayed on course for an expected sprint double with a 11.86 win in the final with teammate Danae Nembhard, 12.08 and Tia Clayton (Edwin Allen), 12.28 following her to the line. Earlier in the day, Wolmer’s Girls’ Janeek Brown broke the Class One girls 100m hurdles record with a 13.52 run to erase Peta-Gaye Williams’ old mark of 13.56 in the event, set in 2015.  Big winners yesterday were; Britany Anderson of Vere Technical who ran a new Class Two Girls 100m record in 13.04 seconds in the semi-finals from heat two. She will go into today’s final as favourite for the gold medal and could upstage defending champion Daszay Freeman of Manchester High, who booked her spot with 13.37. St Jago’s  Rosealee Cooper qualified third in 13.50, with former record holder Shanette Allison of Holmwood, 13.69, expected to challenge. Girls Javelin Throw Open final was won by Georgetta Samuels of Holmwood  Technical, who took the gold with a throw of 46.64m. Second went to Sah-jay Stevens of St Jago (46.05m) and third to Kimoy Phillips Petersfield (43.08m) Annishka McDonald won the girls Class Four High Jump gold with a  clearance at 1.64 metres, silver went to Malaika Cunningham 1.61m and Sashanti Hinds of Hydel, 1.55m. The Girls Class Two discus gold went to Marie Forbes (Vere) with a throw of 41.74m. Holmwood’s Shaday  Hudson got silver with 40.51m with the bronze going to Shamella Donaldson of Rusea’s (40.41m) Meanwhile, girls Class Three 400m, favourite and defending champion Joanne Reid of St Jago qualified in 56.58 seconds behind Holmwood’s Daniella Deer (54.80) and Nattesha Palmer, also of Holmwood (56.58) to today’s final.  The Girls Class One 100m hurdles final will have a packed field of stars, including:Gabrielle McDonald of Edwin Allen High, who should be hard to beat after qualifying in a record time of 13.52 seconds. She will face stout challenges from Janeek Brown of Wolmer’s, 13.53 and schoolmate Amoi Brown, 13.58.last_img read more

In vicious attack, carjacker tosses sleeping child out car

first_img– after holding aunt at gateIn a frightening and sickening attack, a carjacker tossed a sleeping child from the blue Spacio motor car he hijacked on Sunday night at gunpoint from her aunt.Reports are Samantha Williams, 43, of Lot 1053 Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was returning home about 22:20h with her niece asleep in the back of her motor car when she was pounced upon by the criminal as she was about to open her gate.Guyana Times was told that Williams, who was driving motor car PVV 9496, had stepped out of the vehicle to open her gate when the man walked up and pointed a gun at her.Williams started to scream, but the lone man nonetheless entered her car and drove away with her niece still asleep inside.The perpetrator then stopped about 100 feet away and tossed the sleeping child out of the vehicle before making good his escape. The child suffered minor injuries.The matter was reported, and the Police have launched an investigation.According to Ploice last week, there have been 25 carjackings in seven months.Just last Saturday, a taxi driver was shot by carjackers after he was lured by two women to D’urban Backlands to pick up a man who committed the crimes. Two days later, a former Journalist, according to another section of the media, was relived of her vehicle outside a nightspot.Police were up to late Saturday night still searching for thesilver grey Premio bearing licence number HC 6296In light of the increased incidence of carjackings, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has announced that it is embarking on an inter-agency approach to crack down on the crime, which has seen a spike in the past several months.Over the past several months, bandits have been pouncing on motorists, especially those operating Toyota Allion and Toyota Premio motor cars, and often times, the motor vehicles are swiftly transported to various locations to be either stripped or overhauled. It was suggested that with the recent Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) restrictions on older models of vehicles, it is likely the bandits are stealing the cars for parts, the reason that many of the cars could never be recovered.It was further related that certain auto-body repair shops are under the watchful eyes of investigators as some of these businesses are believed to be facilitating the criminal enterprise, with some even “cutting the cars”.Police are, however, intensifying their campaign to stop the criminal activity. Acting Crime Chief Paul Williams, during the press conference, said that from the evidence obtained, carjacking gangs roam around looking for opportunities to pounce on unsuspecting drivers.Guyana Times understands that Police have approached certain mechanic shops with the hope of finding the hijacked vehicles, but have come across stumbling blocks. It is on this note, the multi-agency approach was conceptualised and more so, investigators will be armed with the tools and information on specifications to recover stolen cars.last_img read more

Jake Lane wins Links junior open

first_imgConnor Kindrat 91 (73)Chase London 99 (81)Richard Wainwright 118 (91)Tyler McArthur 86 (68)Curtis Hammond 95 (60)Advertisement Kurtis Wainwright 122 (86) Fort St. John Links held their annual junior open yesterday and finishing first was Jake Lane as he shot a 68. He shot a 37 through the front nine but really flipped the switch on the back nine as he shot 31.Lane admitted that it had been awhile since he teed off at Links so it took him a bit of time to get his feet under him and get comfortable with the course.“This is the first time that I’ve played this course in about two years. I just got use to it on the front nine and played okay, not bad. The back nine I hit it really close and had a good iron game and lots of birdies.”- Advertisement -Twelve players took part in the event. Below are the results with gross and net strokes included.Jake Lane 68 (68)Adam Krueger 81 (76)Advertisementcenter_img Sterling Middleton 93 (81)Jacob Lang 92 (76)Aiden Craig-Steele 92 (76)Wesley Phan 93 (75)Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Sterling will NOT sign ‘incredible’ new Liverpool deal

first_imgRaheem Sterling will NOT sign the new Liverpool contract being offered to him, talkSPORT understands.Reds chief Brendan Rodgers has described the deal as ‘incredible’, and claims the club will not be held to ransom by the 20-year-old’s representatives.The Anfield flyer has had the deal on the table for more than a month, but has yet to agree terms with the Anfield club.Sterling has two years left on his current contract, and has attracted the attentions of European giants Real Madrid.The Spaniards are ready to make a bid in the summer if a new contract cannot be agreed. Raheem Sterling in action for Liverpool 1last_img read more

Wanda Dalke

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I live in a tract at Whittier Narrows. When things started to shake that morning, I was sitting at my kitchen table. I began to hear things crashing from shelves. My first thought was, “Not fair! I’ve been there, don’t do that!” You see, I was in Long Beach in 1933 for its much greater quake. I was 6 years old when our home was badly damaged and I was very scared. But this time, our cheap tract home with slab floors and drywall escaped undamaged except for fallen things from shelves. I don’t like earthquakes! last_img read more

Man extradited from North in connection with death of Donegal man

first_imgA man was extradited from the North yesterday and appeared at a Co Donegal court charged in connection with the death of another young man.Shane Patton was killed in July, 2012 when the car he was driving was in collision with another car on the Main Letterkenny to Ballybofey Road at Callan, Drumkeen. The late Mr Patton was just 18 years old when he died.An outstanding circuit court warrant for Eamonn Lynch was issued on December 9th, 2014.However, Lynch, now aged 43, failed to appear and he left the jurisdiction.Garda Detective Michael Galvin appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday.The late Shane PattonHe told the court he had secured an extradition warrant for Lynch and that he arrested him at Bridgend on the Donegal border with Derry at 12.57pm yesterday afternoon.Lynch appeared before Judge John O’Hagan where the court was told that Lynch faces a charge of dangerous driving causing death.Barrister Peter Nolan told the court that he would not be applying for bail and Lynch was remanded in custody until the next sitting of the court in January.Man extradited from North in connection with death of Donegal man was last modified: December 14th, 2016 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:crashdonegalDrumkeeneamonn lynchlast_img read more

FORMER ST EUNAN’S STAR GETS A ‘SELFIE’ TAKEN WITH CHELSEA CAPTAIN

first_imgBrothers in arms: Former St Eunan’s star Ciaran Greene gets a ‘selfie’ with Chelsea captain John Terry.Former St Eunan’s star Ciaran Greene admitted he was star struck when he bumped into Chelsea captain John Terry whilst shopping in London.Greene is well known in GAA circles in Donegal from representing St Eunan’s and Donegal.Greene was also a talented soccer player and had spells in the League Of Ireland with Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps. Greene won four Donegal SFC titles with St Eunan’s, but was forced to emigrate to England in search of employment last year.Greene who now resides in London, helped his adopted GAA team North London Shamrocks to win the Intermediate Championship earlier this month.They now play in the British semi-final this weekend, and if they manage to go all the way and win the British Championship, there reward is a clash with the winners of the Connacht Intermediate Championship.Greene admitted he’s a big fan of Terry and regards him as one of the best defenders to ever play in the Premier League. So when he spotted him today, he took the opportunity to get his photo taken with him and have a chat with the controversial former England skipper.Greene said, “Big JT is a top guy, and he’s actually a big GAA fan since its introduction on Sky.“He wasn’t aware of our British semi-final this week, as I asked him did he follow the progress of the North London Shamrocks GAA team?“He said he didn’t, but did admit he’d love to play a bit of GAA someday since watching it on Sky.“He’s not too sure of the rules, but maybe when he hangs up the boots at Chelsea, we might tempt him to turn out for us. “He’d do a job somewhere on the pitch, but he’d have to cut out that crying that’s he fond off doing, there’s no place for that in the GAA.We wish Greene and his colleagues all the best ahead of their British semi-final this weekend.FORMER ST EUNAN’S STAR GETS A ‘SELFIE’ TAKEN WITH CHELSEA CAPTAIN was last modified: October 23rd, 2014 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:Ciaran GreeneFeaturesGAAJohn TerrynewsSelfieSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

Women’s Golf Signs Paulak For 2017-18 Season

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team has signed high school student-athlete Sam Paulak (Kansas City, Mo.) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2017-18 season, head coach Rachael Pruett announced Monday, Nov. 14. Paulak is a multi-sport athlete for Park Hill High School. She finished in third-place at the 2016 Missouri State High School Tournament and garnered first-team all-conference and all-district honors all four seasons. Paulak was named 2015 Midwest PGA Student-Athlete of the Year and was selected to the Kansas City all-metro team.  This past spring, she won the 2016 AJGA Preview at Brookhaven. She also received 2015 all-state honors in soccer and was named a team captain the last three seasons.                                             Drake opens the spring season on Feb. 10 at the Ball State Sunshine Invitational in Port St. Lucie, Fla.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Print Friendly Version “We are excited to welcome Samantha Paulak to the Bulldog family. She has the work ethic and curiosity for how to get better on and off the course that will help her be successful and as well as make us better as a team,” said Pruett.last_img read more

GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

first_imgThe final of the An-Cu Veterinary 525 is the feature race on tonight’s greyhound card at Lifford Stadium.There are were races down for decision.The runners are (first race 8.00pm): Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Friend of Jack; 2, Ballougry Bound; 3, Rodneys Babe; 4, Killuran Way; 5, Candys Pride; 6, Pollys Ace.Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Mullrook Lornie; 2, Hillcroft Lass; 3, Giltiaero; 4, Monacetta; 5, Tydon Marquis; 6, Fridays Berlin.Race 3 The Try a Trio 525 (525 yards): 1, Hather For Luck; 2, Mullrook Kofi; 3, Tommylees Buddy; 4, Coolcholly Kate; 5, Ballyhill Civi; 6, Maid of More.Race 4 The Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Doctor Bill; 2, Tullna Island; 3, Whoop Whoop; 4, Lillie Mais Boy; 5, Longrange Bazie; 6, Ballybun Glen. Race 5 “Like” Us on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Townsend Panter; 2, Barberfort Rock; 3, Quare Flame; 4, Local Whitesocks; 5, Drumsna Royal; 6, Crashball.Race 6 The Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 350 (350 yards): 1, China Moments; 2, Quare Evening; 3, Saberry; 4, Backdoor Bucko; 5, Fridays Hondo; 6, Beraghill Monty.Race 7 The Upcoming Sweepstakes (525 yards): 1, Tahina Sabrina; 2, Thrill Me; 3, Mongys Flyer; 4, Farloe Pixie; 5, Hather Bonnie; 6, Do It Boy.Race 8 The Lifford €15 Special (525 yards): 1, Goodinthehood; 2, Tahina Keavey; 3, Smurfing Manx; 4, Corrin Gooch; 5, Shanmoyle Legend; 6, Hather Lock.Race 9 The Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Fridays Maybe; 2, Ill Get That; 3, Hather Two Bake; 4, Mongys Girl; 5, Colarhouse Lady; 6, Dartrey Snow. Race 10 The An-Cu Veterinary 525 Final (525 yards): 1, Drumbee Shadow; 2, Sunrise Belle; 3, Fridays Brett; 4, Turbine Tulip; 5, Quare Lemon; 6, Rampant Razzle.Race 11 www.liffordgreyhound.com 525 (525 yards): 1, Harebell; 2, Varra Nifty; 3, Fridays Warsaw; 4, Bua Pakie; 5, Mullrook Dabhoyo; 6, Myre Willow.Race 12 The Getting Out 575 Bumper Stakes (575 yards): 1, Drumsna Prince; 2, Take Cover; 3, Storm Warrior; 4, Do It Kim; 5, Budders Reward; 6, Another Choice.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: July 25th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordlast_img read more