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Qualified for Rio! – But Jamaica’s first internationally certified badminton umpire needs money for history-making trip

first_img His son, Joshua, is accredited at Level One, and that means they are the first father-son umpires in the history of the sport. Clarke said he has approached individuals and organisations for assistance, but with time running out, he is yet to get any money. “I have to find money for airfare and visa to China and Brazil at a cost of approximately US$5,000. The organisers will provide accommodation. I have approached some people and organisations, but no confirmation as yet,” Clarke explained. “It is important to secure bookings by month end.” FATHER-SON UMPIRES Jamaica’s first and only Badminton World Federation (BWF) umpire, Joseph Clarke, is in need of US$5,000 (approximately $600,000) to officiate at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Clarke said that to become Jamaica’s first badminton umpire at the Olympic Games, he must officiate at the Thomas and Huber World Championship in China this year. “I have two assignments this year. First one is the Thomas and Huber World Championships in China in May. This would be a first for a Jamaican in the final. It is a prerequisite to get to the Olympics,” Clarke told The Gleaner. “If I don’t make it, it could be another 10 years for another Jamaican,” he reasoned. He has been involved in the sport for more than 35 years as a player, coach, administrator and official. RAISING THE STANDARD OF THE SPORT He has been working hard on raising the standard of the sport in Jamaica and formed the National Association of Badminton Umpires and Court Officials in November 1997, after he returned from Guatemala. Two months before, he had earned Pan Am accreditation status as an umpire, thus becoming Jamaica’s first internationally certified umpire. In 1999, he became the nation’s first Pan Am-certified umpire, then three years later, he became Jamaica’s first and the Caribbean’s second-ever BWF-accredited umpire. He is a founding member of Racketeers Badminton Club that hosts an annual tournament here, and is currently a JBA vice-president. He is a past president of the local body as well as past president of the regional body, CAREBACO. Also, he once served as first vice-president of the Central American and Caribbean Badminton Association. Clarke said he would be disappointed if things did not work out for him to travel to China and ultimately the Rio Games. “It is a big thing to officiate at the Olympics. They (organisers) want global representation, so this is Jamaica’s chance. If we are to miss out, Trevor McCain is the closest to me in ranking. He is a Pan Am-certified umpire, but that is only the second of four levels needed,” he noted. “I’m trying to raise the money for both events, but nothing confirmed. However, I remain hopeful of securing the necessary funds to make both trips,” Clarke stressed.last_img read more

EAC’s Laminou out for the NCAA season due to torn ACL

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Hamadou Laminou. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College’s drive to the Final Four gets a little more bumpy as big man Hamadou Laminou suffered a torn ACL on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.Coach Ariel Sison, who confirmed the news Thursday, was left with no words as the Generals will have a huge hole in the middle with the absence of the Cameroonian big man.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I don’t know what to say right now. I’m just so down thinking that Laminou is out for the season,” he said.Laminou has been averaging 10.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in the five games he played this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’He went down late in the first quarter of EAC’s 85-79 win over Arellano on Tuesday with a knee injury as the coaching staff downplayed the matter and hoped that it would only be a minor injury.“I thought it’s just another minor injury,” said Sison, obviously disappointed with the recent turn of events. MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jason Day ‘hungry,’ eager to return to top of golf world 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Laminou also incurred an MCL injury on his left knee in the preseason, but was able to make it in time for the Generals’ campaign this year.Sison has no other recourse but to continue fighting behind senior Sidney Onwubere, Jerome Garcia, Juju Bautista, and Francis Munsayac with EAC currently in third place with a 3-2 card.“Laminou is Laminou. It’s still different if he’s on the bench and ready to play, but we have other bigs who are ready to step up,” the mentor said.The Generals will play league leader Lyceum today at EAC Gym.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View commentslast_img read more

Athletics Concludes 58th Congress

first_imgThe Liberia Athletic Federation (LAF) has concluded its 2014 Special Assembly on Saturday, 21 February 2015.The congress marked the 58th General Congress of the LAF.The congress was held at the headquarters of the Liberia National Olympics Committee (LNOC) where the federation has its offices, on Randall Street, in Central Monrovia.Acting President Ms. Gbour Wilson, served as presiding officer, and was aided by Frederick B. Krah, vice president for technical affairs and/ acting secretary general.The congress, which was to be held in November-2014, was postponed owing to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).During the congress, 11 out of 16 stakeholders attended — which constituted a quorum for deliberations.During deliberations, stakeholders were informed about 11 major activities in 2014, some of which included Liberia’s representatives in the African Junior Championship that was held in Burkina Faso where Kadimel Enders won silver in the high jump event.Liberia was also represented at the World Junior Championship in the USA, and Wellington Zaza ran in the final and finished third, and is currently the record holder for Africa in the 110m in the male division.Tracy Cheyee and Nula Enders represented Liberia at the African Youth Games, held in Gaborone, Botswana. Nula didn’t participate because of age, but Tracy ran and made the qualifying standard for the World Youth Olympic.The Liberian delegation didn’t participate in the World Youth Olympic in Beijing, China due to the Ebola outbreak.According to annual financial report, balance brought forward on the 28th of October 2013, was US$1,168 and income generation in 2014 amounted to US$22,417.Revenue collection included annual grant from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in the amount of US$14,387; GOL grant US$1,000, amongst others.The total budgeted expenditure was US$20,970 and cash on hand and /or carried forward for 2015 is US$1,447.18.The LAF laid out ambitious goals for the next year, which is expected to start February 27-28 – a National Clubs/Open Championships, in the Senior, Junior and You Categories.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Woman Sets Boyfriend’s House Ablaze

first_imgThe burnt buildingMother-in-law dies extinguishing the flamesPolice in Gbarnga, Bong County have launched a cordon search for a woman identified as Janes Joe for allegedly setting her boyfriend’s three bedroom house on fire.According to police accounts, the incident occurred on Tuesday night September 12, in the Rubber Factory Community in Gbarnga.Police records reveal that the boyfriend’s mother, Korpo Jallah, died in the fire when she tried to extinguish it.“Korpo Jallah met her demise when she attempted to remove the generator that was supplying the house with electricity. She touched a bare wire and was electrocuted; that is how she died in the process” the Commander of the Crime Services Division of the LNP Bong County Detachment Inspector John Kelenso Flomo told this paper.Police investigations established that Ciapha Torlah, Janes Joe’s boyfriend, a local gasoline dealer, reportedly went into another community in Gbarnga to supply petroleum to some local dealers when his fiancée, Janes Joe, who claimed that he had gone to an escort (commercial sex worker), in a jealous rage, without a phone call to the boyfriend or any inquiry, set the entire house on fire.Torlah told our reporter that he lost over US$6,000 valuables apart from the house and the loss of his mother.“If only my mother would have survived from the fire, but I lost her and my house. What a wicked and ferocious behavior,” Torla said shaking his head with tears streaming down his face.Ciapha told this paper that his fiancée has persistently accused him of having outside relationships which claim he said he has repeatedly denied. I always let my girlfriend know that I am a petty gasoline dealer and I supply my friends with the product but she has never listened to me, he added.“My mother has been my backbone in terms of my business. I don’t have problems with materials lost, but my mother who died young at 49, what am I going to get from this?” Ciapha asked, breaking down in tears.He told this reporter that he and Janes Joe have lived together for a couple of years and they planned to get married but were advised to attend counseling classes in the church ahead of the wedding, although he did not say when the marriage was scheduled to take place.This latest incident has sparked mixed reactions among Gbarnga residents with many describing the woman as envious and not having the fear of God, while others are reminding the boyfriend not to venture back into the relationship.Community members, who rushed to the scene to fight the fire, could not extinguish it because of the intense flames from the generator and other flammable  items in the house.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea playmaker ‘will never sign’ for Juventus, concedes club chief

first_img Chelsea midfielder Oscar 1 Juventus have given up in their pursuit of Chelsea star Oscar.The Brazilian had been strongly linked with a move to the Italian champions this summer, who are keen to bolster their squad after finishing runners-up in the Champions League last season and losing midfield star Arturo Vidal to Bayern Munich.Oscar had been top of that list, as had Real Madrid playmaker Isco, but Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has now ruled out signing either player.“A trequartista? We are looking for a midfielder numerically, not with any specific qualities, but in the context of a very eclectic midfield which includes [Paul] Pogba, [Claudio] Marchisio, [Sami] Khedira and [Roberto Pereyra],” Marotta told Quotidiano Sportivo.“[Paulo] Dybala could play as a trequartista. Isco and Oscar are two players who aren’t extraordinary, but they would add to Juventus.“Unfortunately they aren’t ours and we will never sign them.”last_img read more

Stunning art gives derelict building a facelift

first_imgMary McKenna shared a photograph of stunning street art painted onto a derelict building in Buncrana.Artist Rois Deeney paid tribute to various famous works of art, include; ‘The Son of Man’, Lichenstein’s ‘M-Maybe’ and the ‘Mona Lisa’.The art gives the building a new lease of life, turning it from a neglected site into an art exhibition!  Stunning art gives derelict building a facelift was last modified: September 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:artbuncranaclassic artdonegal. street artmona lisapicassopop artson of manlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: WALSH BACK FROM NEW ZEALAND TO HELP GAEIL FHÁNADA DEFEAT LOCAL RIVALS DOWNINGS

first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA NewsLotto ResultsNo Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 02, 03, 08, 12, 19. Bonus 10. €100 winner Orla McGonigle, Rosnakill, €50 Michael Shiels, Ballylar. Next weeks jackpot €3,150. Gaeil Fhánada Seniors (1-11) played Na Dúnaibh/Downings Seniors(0-6)In the Senior League Division 2 Round 15 in Pairc Na nDunaibh at 8:00 p.m. last Thursday evening 10th July.Gaeil Fhánada started strongly and dominated the home side from the start. Kevin ‘Cookie’ Gallagher’s team starting strongly registering their first point with their opening attack after Kevin Bear McElwaine received a pass from Davitt Walsh and shot it over the bar. Downings went into defense mode and drew level in the sixth minute after a foul on Oisin Boyce. Mark & Seimi ‘Nanny’ Friel worked together ending in Mark scoring a fine point. Seimi went on to score two more frees with his brother Johnny ‘Nanny’ Friel scoring a fine point to increase their lead. Seimi added another free to Fanad’s tally before Davitt Walsh kicked a high point in the 28th minute. Downings closed the first half by scoring from their second free. Fanad ended the first half in the good enough position of 0:07 to 0:02 after enjoying the majority of possession. Downings opened the scoring in the second half after one of their players was fouled. Seimi ‘Nanny’scored a fine free from play in the 37th minute then fired home a free from 40metres out after a Downings player over carried the ball. Downings came back with a free to reduce the deficit to five points. Sub Brian ‘Teddy’ McVeigh ran at the Downings defence before passing inside to Oisin Shiels, who quickly offloaded to the unmarked captain Mark ‘Nanny’ Friel who came back to score the only goal of the game. Oisin Shiels floated over a superb effort off his left foot two minutes later. Downings added another free to their tally before ‘Teddy’ got on the end of a good Fanad move in the 60th minute to slot over. Downings Oisin Boyce got their only point from play in the last kick of the game.Gaeil Fhánada: Mark McConigley, Frankie Sweeney, Fergal Friel, Cathal Martin, Ryan McGonigle, Patrick McConigley, Ronan McAteer, Kevin ‘Bear’ McElwaine 0;01, Michael Sweeney, Johnny ‘Nanny’ Friel 0;01, Mark ‘Nanny’ Friel (C) 1:01, Jimmy Coyle, Davitt Walsh 0:01, Seimi ‘Nanny’ Friel 0:05, Martin McAteer. Subs Oisin Shiels 0:01 for Frankie Sweeney (27mins), Brian ‘ Teddy’ McVeigh 0:01 for Martin McAteer (37mins injured), Paul ‘Doogie’ Coyle for Kevin ‘Bear’ McElwaine(42mins), Shaun McElwaine for Seimi ‘Nanny’ Friel(43 mins injured), Jerry ‘Diver’ Friel for Ronan McAteer(51mins). Referee: Paddy Mc GonagleU16 GirlsThe U16 girls started their campaign tonight (Tuesday) with a fantastic win away to Glenswilly. Well done girls on an outstanding game – a great start to the season!!!!Campa na nÓg Gaeil FhánadaTá Gaeil Fhánada ag reachtáíl campa samhraidh i Traigh a Locha do pháistí idir 7 – 15 bliana d’aois ó 28ú Iúil – 1ú Lúnasa. Beidh imeoirí condae i láthair.€40 páiste amhain€70 beirt€90 triúr nó níos mó Foirm iarrtais agus eolas ar fáíl ó Emma ar 0864052037All County Quiz – meant to take place this Friday night – postponed until further notice .GAA NEWS: WALSH BACK FROM NEW ZEALAND TO HELP GAEIL FHÁNADA DEFEAT LOCAL RIVALS DOWNINGS was last modified: July 16th, 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaNoticesSportlast_img read more

JUST FANTASTIC! MILFORD STAR GETS HANDS ON THE CUP – IN HOSPITAL BED!

first_imgTHERE’S no accounting for true grit.So when Milford United bagged the Ulster Junior Cup with a 3-0 win over Clonmany Shamrocks on Sunday, the first thing the victorious side did was deliver the winning trophy to their top player – in his hospital bed.Damien ‘Banjo’ Casey’s cup final in Buncrana lasted just eight minutes when he was left writhing with a broken leg. He was taken from the pitch and straight to hospital.His fellow Blues however made sure it was all going to be worth it and put in a solid performance to win the match with goals from team mates PJ Hagan who bagged two and Karl Duggan.Messages of support poured into Letterkenny General Hospital all day for Banjo.And the team dutifully arrived to make sure he finally got his hands on the Cup. The messages of support included many from the defeated Clonmany Shamrocks side.Player Steve Harkin congratulated Milford on their victory and wished Banjo a speedy recovery.“It was well deserved and we wish Banjo a speedy recovery,” he said.True sportsmanship at its best. JUST FANTASTIC! MILFORD STAR GETS HANDS ON THE CUP – IN HOSPITAL BED! was last modified: April 30th, 2012 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:clonmanyJUST FANTASTIC! MILFORD STAR GETS HANDS ON THE CUP – IN HOSPITAL BED!Milfordlast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: LONG TRAFFIC TAILBACKS EXPECTED AFTER THREE VEHICLE COLLISION

first_imgThe scene of the crash a short time ago at the Dry Arch Roundabout.Motorists have been warned about major delays in and out of Letterkenny after a crash at the Dry Arch Roundabout.The accident, between two cars a van towing a trailer, happened just before 4.30pm.It is unclear if anybody has ben seriously hurt in the incident. One of the lanes on the roundabout has been closed to traffic.The emergency services are now at the scene.We will bing you more form this incident as we get it.  BREAKING NEWS: LONG TRAFFIC TAILBACKS EXPECTED AFTER THREE VEHICLE COLLISION was last modified: June 12th, 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:crashdonegalDry Arch Roundaboutletterkennylast_img read more

Giants’ first-inning failures feature a twist in Baltimore, rotation remains a question

first_imgBALTIMORE — Whether you classify them as dramas or comedies, the Giants’ first inning performances continue to pull the jaws of viewers to the floor on a nightly basis.Friday’s episode featured a script you won’t believe.A Giants offense that had scored just 12 first-inning runs in its first 55 games pushed five runs across against Orioles starter Andrew Cashner, building a seemingly comfortable advantage for starter Drew Pomeranz.Within minutes, Pomeranz flipped the plot upside down as he …last_img read more