Sherone Simpson stormed through late to win the gold medal in the women’s 100 metres at the Pan American Games in Canada last night.It was Jamaica’s second track and field gold at the Games. On Tuesday, O’Dayne Richards won the men’s shot put.Simpson, who broke into tears when she saw the results, won in a season’s best 10.95 seconds ahead of Angella Tenora of Ecuador, 10.99 and American Barbara Pierre, third in 11.01.”This is unbelievable. I can’t believe this. I just went out there and ran my own race as I just focused on myself … and I want to give God thanks and the people who all supported me to make this a reality,” said Simpson.Jason Livermore was seventh in the men’s 100m final in 10.17 seconds. Canada’s AndrÈ Degrasse won in 10.06 seconds from Ramon Gittens of Barbados, 10.07, and Antoine Adams of St Kitts, 10.09.Earlier national long jump champion Demar Forbes, who had qualified for the final on the opening day, failed to report to the start of his event after twisting his ankle in the warm-up track. The United States took gold and silver. Jeff Henderson, aided by a positive wind of 4.1 metres per second, took the gold with 8.54 metres. Marquiise Goodman took silver with 8.27m, aided by a 4.5mps wind while Uruguay’s Emilino Lasa, 8.17m, was third.Kimora McDonald was eighth in the women’s 800m final in 2:04.37. Canada’s Melissa Bishop bagged gold in 1:59.62 from American Alysia Montano, 1:59.76, and Flavia Delino of Brazil, 2:00.40.Danniel Thomas heaved a personal best 17.76m in the shot put but was only good enough for fifth. Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad and Tobago won gold with 18.67m; American Jillian Camarena, 18.57m, was second with bronze going to Natalia Duco of Chile, 17.84m.In the early session on yesterday’s second day of competition, both Kimberly Williamson and Saniel Grier Atkinson were out of the medals in the women’s high jump final. Williamson cleared 1.88m for sixth, while Atkinson was ninth with a best of 1.80m.St Lucia’s Lavern Spencer, 1.94m, won gold. Priscilla Fredricks of Antigua and Barbuda, 1.91m and Akela Jones of Barbados, also, 1.91m, were second and third respectively.All six athletes who took the track in the morning session advanced to the finals of their events. In the women’s 400m, Anastasia Leroy finished fourth in her heat in 53.13 to qualify as one of the fastest losers while Chrisann Gordon finished third in her heat in 52.47 for automatic qualification. The final is slated for 6:10 pm today.With no Jamaican entries in the men’s 400m, it was the duo of Ricardo Cunningham and Jowayne Hibbert who took to the track in the semi-final round of the 800m. Cunningham finished third in heat one in 1:49.22 while in heat two, Hibbert was second in 1:49.22 as both advanced to today’s final which will get under way at 5:40 pm.Roxroy Cato and Leford Green, who are automatic qualifiers for Jamaica in the men’s 400 metres hurdles at next month’s World Championships in Beijing, both advanced easily to the final of their event. Cato finished second in his heat in 49.98, while Green won his heat in 50.51.
A taxi driver was on Thursday remanded to prison when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with a trafficking in narcotics charge.Sherwin Clarke of Canje, Berbice denied that he trafficked 3.86 kilograms of cannabis on February 11, 2019.Clarke, a father-to-be, was reportedly intercepted by Police at Garnette Street, Kitty, Georgetown when his car was stopped and searched by Custom Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks.Bail was objected to for the 36-year-old man and Magistrate McLennan upheld CANU Prosecutor Narissa Leander’s submissions. The Prosecutor pointed out to the court that Clarke had admitted to the offence.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Stingrays Summer Swim Club is taking registrations ahead of the summer swim season.The Stingrays are taking registrants in the Novice 1, Novice 2, Junior, and Senior divisions. The swimming season runs from the club’s first swim meet in Dawson Creek May 27th and 28th until the club’s season wind-up on August 15th.Registration fees range from $225 to $300, plus a BCSSA fee of $35 per swimmer.- Advertisement -For more information, or to register, contact Stingrays registrar Nelson Scoullar at (778) 256-0504, or email email@example.com.
A Letterkenny man who claimed he was in line for a €1 million cash windfall has received a suspended jail sentence for lodging bogus cheques.James McErlane lodged almost €90,000 using two separate cheques with AIB bank from two other banks but did not have the cash to cover them.Instead he was able to draw down €6,725 on a laser card and used the cash to pay for meals, groceries and a luxury holiday to Egypt before being caught. McErlane of 48 Whitethorn Close, Letterkenny, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court on Tuesday and told Judge Donagh McDonagh he was due €1 million in investments in October.Judge McDonagh ordered McErlane to provide proof of the investment including the broker he had the investment with.However no such broker or documentary evidence was given in court today.Judge Donagh McDonagh found McErlane guilty of fraud and sentenced him to a two year suspended jail term.He also ordered him to pay back the AIB a total of more than €10,000 which now represents the original sum defrauded by McErlane as well as accumulated interest.Judge McDonagh orfered him to pay €100 per month and warned him not to miss any payments.He also ordered him to complete 140 hours community service.McErlane paid €3,000 in court.BUSINESSMAN WHO CLAIMED HE WAS OWED €1MILLION FOUND GUILTY OF FRAUD was last modified: May 3rd, 2012 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)
The main salon floor in Patrick Gildea’s new hairdressing studio at the Riverside retail Park.Patrick Gildea Hairdressing are delighted to announce that they have teamed up Donegal Daily to offer one lucky reader a stunning Makeover. Given the success of Patrick Gildea Hairdressing’s previous operation transformation makeover with Donegal Daily, Patrick and his team accompanied with Glow N Go Make Up Artists can’t wait to offer one lucky reader a day to remember with a luxurious makeover in the stunning surroundings of their award winning Centre of Excellence salon.Patrick Gildea promises an experience to remember for one lucky winner. The new salon is stunningly decorated.“All our customers receive a hairdressing experience that is second to none and our lucky winner can expect the same kind of treatment. When you choose The Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team to look after your hair styling needs you are choosing a group of people who are passionate about giving you the highest standard of hairdressing experience you will find in Letterkenny and the North West at surprisingly affordable prices.“Stunning colour, incredible cuts and uncompromising standards epitomizes the team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing. We are renowned for customer service, passion and creativity which ensures that excellence is delivered in all areas of our customer experience.”Without doubt when you enter the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing salon be prepared to encounter a truly unique hairdressing experience, an experience unrivalled in the north west. Escape and enjoy the extraordinary personal service and professionalism that you will receive here.Their state of the art salon provides a truly wonderful hairdressing environment where their dedication to excellence, superb service and superior products ensures that each client experience is perfect. Their hairdressing business has been focused on their clients’ needs for over 25 years; they don’t rest on their laurels, they continuously train their team to ensure that their clients receive the best possible service and overall hairdressing experience.Their strong customer focus means that all customer expectations are exceeded which means that the lucky makeover winner will be delighted with the experience they receive.To enter the makeover competition simply click this link http://www.patrickgildea.ie/win-free-makeover/ and follow the instructions. Don’t forget to share the competition with all your friends, like Patrick Gildea Hairdressing on Facebook //www.facebook.com/patrickgildeahairdressing to keep up with tips trends and special offers you can also check out their surprisingly affordable prices here http://www.patrickgildea.ie/patrick-gildea-price-list/. Competition closes on 6th of October 2014. WANT TO LOOK GORGEOUS FOR FREE? WIN A STUNNING MAKEOVER WITH PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING was last modified: September 22nd, 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:donegalfreemakeoverPatrick Gildea Hairdressing
The Finn Harps Youth Academy is inviting coaches of all levels to attend a coaching clinic at St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar on Sunday June 28th.Guest coaches will include current Irish U17 Head Coach & Finn Park legend Tom Mohan, Finn Harps U19 manager Joe Boyle and Harps U17 manager Declan Boyle.The event is free to attend and will include boot room talks followed by practical coaching demonstrations which will be of interest to coaches of all qualifications. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Head of Finn Harps Youth Academy Trevor Scanlon says “Everyone at the Academy and the club are looking forward to hosting our first coaching clinic. This is part of the Harps Youth Academy Coaching programme which will offer coaches of all levels ideas on how we can improve planning and delivery of coaching sessions. I am delighted that we have secured Tom, Joe and Declan as our guest coaches and I am sure attendees will find the event both enjoyable and beneficial.”If you are interested in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgTom Mohan is a former Finn Harps midfielder and manager of Ireland’s Under 17 team. A native of Aughadrumsee, Co.Fermanagh, he played seven seasons with Harps having moved to the club in 1998. Having completed his Level 1 coaching badge and UEFA ‘B’ Licence during his playing days, Mohan advanced on to do his UEFA ‘A’ Licence. A development officer with the Football Association of Ireland, based in Cavan, Mohan was involved with underage Irish set-ups under the management of Sean McCaffrey, Joe Boyle and John Morling before being appointed Under 17 manager in September 2012. Tom undertook his UEFA Pro Licence with the FAI in 2014.Session Planner 9.30 RegistrationBoot Room Declan Boyle Joe Boyle10:00 Practical SessionsWarm up10:15 Declan Boyle 7v7 Playing out from the Back 10:45 Joe Boyle 9v9 Playing into Midfield11:30 Tea Break12:00 Boot Room Tom Mohan12:30 Practical Sessions Warm up12:45 Tom Mohan Attacking play – mobility in attack and interchanging of positions1:30 Summary & CloseFINN HARPS YOUTHS INVITE ALL COACHES TO JOIN COACHING CLINIC was last modified: June 21st, 2015 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:coaching clinicfinn harps
Continuing their very popular column, Making Work Safe, leading safety experts Donaghy Safety Training, take us through a very topical issue which should ensure that nobody is left out in the ‘cold’ in the workplace! During cold weather, work must go on, bills still have to be paid and those deadlines don’t go on hold because of a little inclement weather.Even though it may be tempting to “tough it out” or “work through it,” prolonged exposure to cold, wet, and windy conditions can be dangerous, even at temperatures above freezing. At an increased risk are employees who take certain medications, are in poor physical health, or suffer from illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular disease. When working in cold weather, precautions should be taken to minimize the risk of injuries.Clothing should be your first consideration when working in cold weather.Clothing should be selected to suit the temperature, weather conditions (e.g., wind speed, rain), and the level and duration of the activity. The following are clothing recommendations for working outdoors during cold and inclement winter weather:• Wear several layers of clothing. Trapped air between layers forms a protective insulation.• Wear warm gloves, and keep an extra pair handy in case the first pair becomes wet. In many workplaces, particularly construction it is a requirement to wear PPE including gloves, try going a size bigger with these and wearing a thermal glove underneath.• Wear a hat that provides protection for head, ears, and even face in extreme conditions. 40% of a person’s body heat can be lost when the head is left exposed. Where head protection is worn, ensure you adjust the webbing of your hard hat to accommodate your new thermal headwear.• Use the hoods of jackets or sweatshirts for added protection for your neck, head, face, and ears.• Wear footwear appropriate for weather and work conditions. Footwear should not fit too tightly, which could reduce blood flow to the feet and increase the risk of a cold injury. Steal toed boots are notorious for losing heat, invest in a pair of lined boots for the winter, keep them dry and in good serviceable condition and they will last you a few years. • Wear synthetic, wool, or silk clothing next to the skin to wick away moisture. Cotton clothing can lose insulating properties when it becomes damp or wet.Additional safety precautions while working in cold weather should include:• Avoid getting wet. Body heat is lost 24 times faster when clothing is wet.• Take short, frequent breaks in areas sheltered from the elements, to allow the body to warm up. • Avoid exhaustion and fatigue because energy is needed to keep muscles warm.• Consume warm, high-calorie food to maintain energy reserves, such as pasta or hot cereal.• Drink warm, sweet beverages to reduce the risk of dehydration, and avoid alcohol and caffeine.• Work in pairs (buddy system), especially in remote areas, to keep an eye on each other and watch for signs of cold stress.• Shield work areas from the elements to reduce wind chill and reduce the chances of getting wet (windbreak, tent, or roof).• Ensure you have a supply of fresh, dry clothing in your works vehicle, leave wet and soiled clothing to dry out in the drying room of your site/workplace where you canIf you want to learn more about safety in the workplace, visit www.donaghysafetytraining.ieMaking Work Safe with Donaghy Safety Training – Don’t Be Left Out In The Cold was last modified: November 13th, 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:Donaghy Safety Trainingdonegal
South African motorbike racer Joey Evans is competing in the 2017 Dakar Rally, less than 10 years after he was paralysed in a motorbike accident. Hard work and determination to fulfil his lifelong dream to compete in the race got him back on his feet and up on his bike again. (Photo: From Para to Dakar website)CD AndersonSouth African motorbike racer Joey Evans is currently competing in the gruelling Dakar Rally across South America. While being in the race, running from 2-14 January 2017, is an achievement in itself, Evans’ journey to this point has been a remarkable story in which he beat the odds after a life-changing accident.An avid rider in his 20s, participating in local road and off-road racing events, Evans had always aimed to become good enough to do the Dakar. A serious accident during a race in 2007, however, left him a paraplegic. He broke his T8 and T9 vertebrae, crushed his spinal cord and was paralysed from below the chest down. He had little hope of even climbing back on a bike again.Writing on his website, From Para to Dakar, Evan explains: “I was told by the two previous hospital specialists that I would never walk again in light of my spinal cord injury that appeared to be ‘complete’. A few days later, after many X-rays and CAT scans, the doctor recommended that we fuse my T8 and T9 vertebrae to stabilise my back and attempt to relieve pressure on my spinal cord. This was a big decision to make as other doctors had recommended that we leave the area to ensure no further damage.”If the operation was successful Evans would have a small chance of walking again – but never, the doctors said, the possibility of riding a motorcycle again.This did not deter him though, and while slowly building up his strength to start walking again, the dream of riding the Dakar was always in the back of his mind.“After the operation,” Evans writes, “lying in that hospital bed, I decided that this was not going to beat me… I would work as hard as I possibly could to walk again. I had so much support from my wife, my family and friends. Everyone pushing me to keep going and always full of encouragement.”Following extensive physical therapy, Evans was walking again and less than two years after his accident, he climbed back on a bike.“I was determined to try to get back on a bike. The first time I tried to throw my leg over I could not support my weight and the bike on one leg and ended up falling over with the bike on top of me.”After enough practise and more than a few falls, he mastered the motorcycle enough to be able to ride over long distances. “Words could never describe the feeling of being back on the bike again. Alone in my helmet I felt my eyes well up knowing that this was truly a miracle to have come what seemed full circle and be back on the bike again.”A decade after being told he may never race again, Evans was at the Dakar starting line, on his trusty KTM, feeling that whatever happened next, just making it this far was a victory in itself.“Physically,” he writes, “I can now walk quite well and sometimes people don’t even notice I have a problem. My legs still don’t work properly; they are a lot weaker and slower that before and spasm a lot when I’m tired or when my adrenalin is going… But I can ride.”As of 9 January 2017, after the completion of the sixth stage of the Dakar in La Paz, Bolivia, Evans is in 102nd place in the motorcycle category, and is one of only two South Africans remaining in the race. The other is Giniel de Villiers.The epic 9,000km race ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 14 January.Source: GoodThingsGuy and From Para to Dakar websites
The most difficult part of selling today is getting in. Your dream clients don’t have time for salespeople that aren’t proven value creators, and they can’t spend time with time-wasters. Because they are overwhelmed, it’s more difficult to get the first commitment of time.But nothing happens until you get in.Here are six ways that you can get in. Make a list of your dream clients, run down this list and try to get in using each of these methods. The sixth method is always there when you are ready to do what it takes to get in, but feel free to run out your options first if you must.Client Referral or IntroductionYou want to the easiest and most effective way to get an appointment with your dream client? Ask another client for a referral, and ask them to schedule an introduction call or meeting.This is super-effective, but salespeople that chafe at the idea of making cold calls aren’t usually very interested in asking their clients to make these introductions. If you are a value-creator, don’t hesitate to make the ask. Client referrals work.Vendor Referral or IntroductionYour company works with other companies. Your people know the sales reps from those companies, even if you don’t. You can ask your vendors to make an introduction call or book an appointment for you with their contacts. You’re paying your vendors, and their salespeople will be helpful.Be prepared to reciprocate and help the sales reps from your vendors get in where you can. In fact, go first and obligate them to reciprocate. Vendor referrals can help get you in.Family or Friend IntroductionYour friends and family members know people. With tools like LinkedIn you can find the connections between your family and friends and the people they know (we’ll get to LinkedIn next, hold tight).Ask your family and friends to make an introduction for you. For some of you, this won’t be the best way to get in. But many of you will find connections, especially if the contacts you need live in the same city as you.LinkedIn IntroductionThe barrier for making an introduction on LinkedIn (and social media more generally) is very, very low. When you find a contact, you can ask connections within your network to introduce you to people in their network.You make it easy for them to make the introduction when you tell them why you want to be connected and how you intend to be valuable to the person you want to connect with. LinkedIn can work to help you get in.Email for an AppointmentThose of you that resist cold calling and hesitate to ask for commitments will like this one. You can email your dream client to request an appointment. Most people find cold calling more effective, but some salespeople book appointments with email.Brace yourself; this will frighten you a little.Some of the most successful salespeople I have seen use email are emailing calendar invites to their dream clients before their dream client has even committed to seeing them. Bold? Yes. Brave? Yes. Assumptive? Absolutely. But email sometimes work.Cold Call (or Warm Call, if that makes you feel better)You don’t have to wait for a client referral, a vendor referral, an introduction from a family or friend, or someone in your network on LinkedIn to help you get in. Because you are a value creator of the first order, you can pick up the phone and call your dream client yourself.Cold calling still works to get you in.Whatever you do, work your tail off to find a way in.QuestionsWhat is the most effective way to get in?What other ways are sometimes effective?What methods do you avoid because they make you uncomfortable? What do you resist? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now
The much-awaited move towards Cabinet formation in Rajasthan, where the Congress has been elected to power, is likely to be made in a couple of days, after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s visit to New Delhi. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, with whom the State’s top leaders will hold deliberations, is likely to have the final say in the matter.Deputy CM Sachin Pilot told reporters here on Wednesday that the decision would be taken at the All India Congress Committee office in Delhi after consultations with Mr. Gandhi. He said the State Cabinet would have representation from all communities and geographical regions, besides maintaining a balance between young and experienced legislators.About 15 MLAs are likely to get ministerial berths in the first phase. In view of the impending 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Mr. Gehlot faces the tough task of balancing caste and regional factors, as the major communities — Jat, Rajput, Gujjar, Meena, Brahmin and Muslim — expect to be represented. Each region is expected to contribute two Ministers.While Mr. Gehlot may keep the Finance and Personnel portfolios with himself, like in his previous tenure, Mr. Pilot may get the Home, and Urban Development and Housing Departments. Several members of Mr. Gehlot’s old team could make a comeback, according to sources in the Congress party here.Mr. Gehlot took charge of his office at the State Secretariat here on Wednesday. He offered floral tributes at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue on the Secretariat premises before assuming charge.Since Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), with its six legislators, has extended support to the ruling Congress, one or two MLAs of the party may be appointed Ministers. Similarly, the lone Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) MLA Subhash Garg, elected from Bharatpur, is certain to get the Cabinet berth, as the party was in a pre-poll alliance with Congress.Dr. Garg was the chairperson of the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education in the previous Congress regime. In the profile of the ruling party’s MLAs, the number of victories in Assembly polls, and previous appointments as Ministers, are expected to be important considerations.In addition to veteran leaders C.P. Joshi, B.D. Kalla, Raghu Sharma and Shanti Dhariwal, other names doing the rounds for Ministers’ appointments are Mahesh Joshi (Hawa Mahal, Jaipur), Deependra Singh Shekhawat (Srimadhopur), Pratap Singh Khachariawas (Civil Lines, Jaipur), Rajendra Pareek (Sikar), Krishna Poonia (Sadulpur), Harish Chaudhary (Baytoo), Ameen Khan (Sheo) and Vishvendra Singh (Deeg-Kumher).