Digicel 5K run for Special Needs tonight

first_imgKINGSTON: Thousands of persons will tonight converge on the Waterfront in downtown Kingston for the Digicel 5K Imagine Run, which is set for a prompt 7 p.m. start. Now in its fifth staging, the event is aimed at raising awareness and financial support for persons with special needs. Last year, over 10,600 participants came out in support of the cause and contributed a total sum of $8.4 million, which was donated to 12 special needs institutions. “We are overwhelmed by the support that we get from Jamaica year after year and we are extremely thankful for it. It’s not only about the money, it is about raising awareness for special needs. Our aim is for Jamaica to become a fully integrated society, with access made for both able-bodied and special needs persons,” said Samantha Chantrelle, CEO of Digicel Foundation. She went on to emphasise the importance of sponsors to the event. “Of course, none of this would have been possible without the help of our very supportive sponsors. Corporate Jamaica continues to show that they take the social development of our island very seriously and it is no different with this 5K,” said Chantrelle. The Digicel Imagine Night Run is sponsored by Marksman, PayPak, Jamaica Producers Group, Urban Development Corporation, Express Fitness, Logo Stitch, Main Event, National Outdoor Advertising, Dairy Industries Jamaica Ltd., Honeybun, Innovative Signs, Jamaica Producers, ARRC Media, ProComm, The Lab, Courts Ready Cash, Courts Optical, Running Events, Urban Development Corporation, Pure National Ice, Gatorade and the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC). Media sponsors are Bess FM, Irie FM, Zip FM, Loop, Mello FM, Nationwide News Network, Love, Suncity, Sportsmax and members of the RJR Group including Power 106, Hitz 92 and TVJ. Traffic advisory Ahead of the race, participants are asked to take into consideration traffic changes. All roads leading to the race route and staging area will be closed to vehicular traffic between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Traffic travelling to or from the Norman Manley International Airport will be diverted by the police during this time. The northern lane of Ocean Boulevard between West and Princess Streets and the two southern lanes of Port Royal Street between West and Princess Streets were closed to vehicular traffic from last night at 7 p.m. and will re-open tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. Parking is not permitted along the race route and on the streets in and around the staging area. Instead, participants may park at the Bank of Jamaica parking lot, Scotiabank (East lot only), Grace Kennedy (Hanover Street, George’s Lane) Kingston Craft Market, Old Fisheries Complex and the Downtown Transport Centre.last_img read more

Queen V Returns, But Will She Take Back Her Title?

first_imgeen V, Liberia’s female rap goddess .Queen V, Liberia’s female rap goddess who has been less than active on the musical front for years now, has just dropped two new singles in a bid to restate her relevance to the music industry.The two singles, ‘Sidiki’ and ‘I Na Gbelleh,’ since their release a week ago have received 7OO plus downloads on Liberia’s biggest music portal, Tunes Liberia, and are gradually becoming DJ and fan favorites.The Queen, from back in 2006 when Hipco started to gain momentum, blazed the trail for other female rap artists with her hit single ‘Far Way to Go.’That single broke the glass ceiling by making her the first female rap artist to release a single when opportunities for women in the genre were very scarce.Since then she has released 11 singles and done several collabos, some of which have rocked the industry. She was once a relevant force in the industry due to her unique lyrical flow and unique style of expression that helped to redefine the genre.But that’s not the case at present.Since the single, ‘Jue You Bad,’ which became an instant hit, the rapper has not been able to maintain such a feat. ‘Jue You Bad,’ was so catchy that even underage youth couldn’t help but sing along. Unfortunately, after that unforgettable track, she has dropped a few singles, but none of them made any impact, not quite as ‘Jue You Bad.’The song’s popularity transcended racial, gender, class, and generational divides. And with such fame and power at the time as the biggest female rap artist, it seemed nearly impossible for her to fail to make a hit with subsequent singles.But as things stand, the Queen is battling to make a comeback – not only a comeback, but to regain her lost status or title.The song, ‘Sidiki’ talks about a broke guy who wants her for free; and ‘I Na Gbelleh’ is her comeback attempt to reclaim her place as the most successful female hit-maker.Meanwhile, the song is a banger that is good for parties, clubs, even for relaxation. Interestingly, ‘Hold Ground’ comes with an up-tempo Afrobeat-dancehall feel, good enough for heavy rotation on any playlist. The response has so far been good, which matches how good this jam is.Definitely, ‘Sidiki’ and ‘I Na Gbelleh’ are songs for all. As you all know, Queen V’s songs are also well-cooked to satisfy your dance and listening desires. So rush now and grab them!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS – ALL YOUR WEEKEND RESULTS

first_imgRESULTS – COUNTY DONEGALMount Errigal Junior B ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 18-Aug-2013 St Eunans 0 – 14 1 – 13 Letterkenny Gaels Mac Cumhaill ParkMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 18-Aug-2013 An Clochán Liath 4 – 9 0 – 13 Realt na Mara G.F.C DungloeBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Aug-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 1 – 6 0 – 7 Four Masters Gweedore18-Aug-2013 Kilcar 0 – 19 0 – 6 Ardara KilcarMarley Coaches Division 4 Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Aug-2013 Letterkenny Gaels 3 – 9 1 – 11 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin Letterkenny GaelsAll Sports Donegal Intermediate ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 18-Aug-2013 Buncrana 0 – 12 3 – 12 Aodh Ruadh Buncrana ScarveyMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Aug-2013 Pettigo 0 – 5 3 – 20 Urris PettigoMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Aug-2013 Termon 0 – 11 2 – 13 Glenswilly Termon18-Aug-2013 Sean Mac Cumhaill 1 – 11 1 – 8 Cloughaneely Sean Mac CumhaillBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Aug-2013 Naomh Conaill 1 – 9 1 – 9 Malin TBCMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Aug-2013 Naomh Muire 0 – 15 3 – 5 Gleann Fhinne The BanksBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Aug-2013 St Eunans 3 – 18 2 – 2 St Michael’s St Eunan’sMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Aug-2013 Burt 2 – 9 0 – 4 Robert Emmets Hibernian ParkBrian McCormick Sports Division 1 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Aug-2013 Kilcar 1 – 10 2 – 13 Ardara KilcarAll Sports Donegal Intermediate Reserve ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Aug-2013 Buncrana 1 – 14 0 – 12 Aodh Ruadh Buncrana ScarveyMcGlynns Restaurant, Castlefin Division 2 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Aug-2013 Sean MacCumhaills 2 – 8 1 – 7 Cloughaneely Sean Mac Cumhaill18-Aug-2013 Naomh Muire 2 – 11 1 – 4 Gleann Fhinne The BanksCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Aug-2013 Carndonagh 2 – 4 1 – 5 Downings Carndonagh17-Aug-2013 Red Hughs 1 – 9 0 – 11 St Naul’s Pairc Aodh Rua17-Aug-2013 Naomh Brid 1 – 11 2 – 6 Gaeil Fhánada Naomh BrdMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Aug-2013 Convoy 1 – 12 2 – 12 Moville ConvoyMount Errigal Junior B ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Aug-2013 Ardara 3 – 13 1 – 6 Burt O Donnell ParkCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Aug-2013 Naomh Pádraig Leifear 0 – 10 1 – 10 Naomh Columba Naomh Padraig LeifearRadio na Gaeltachta Senior Reserve ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Aug-2013 Naomh Conaill 1 – 8 0 – 9 St Eunans Mac Cumhaill ParkCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Aug-2013 Carndonagh 1 – 10 3 – 11 Downings Carndonagh17-Aug-2013 Red Hughs 0 – 13 2 – 5 St Nauls Pairc Aodh RuaMount Errigal Junior B ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Aug-2013 Naomh Ultan 0 – 14 1 – 7 Urris Mac Cumhaill ParkCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Aug-2013 Naomh Brid 0 – 6 1 – 9 Fanad Gaels Naomh BrdMount Errigal Junior B ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Aug-2013 Glenswilly 3 – 16 1 – 3 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin O Donnell ParkCentra Supermarkets, Co Donegal Division 3 ReserveDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment17-Aug-2013 Naomh Padraig Leifear 3 – 8 2 – 11 Naomh Columba Naomh Padraig LeifearMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2013 Robert Emmets 2 – 8 1 – 11 Burt Robert EmmetsCentra Supermarket U21 A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 0 – 13 2 – 3 Letterkenny Gaels GweedoreCentra Supermarket U21 B Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2013 Fanad Gaels 5 – 17 0 – 9 Downings TBCMarley Coaches Division 4Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment13-Aug-2013 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin 1 – 17 3 – 16 Moville Naomh Padraig Uisce ChaoinRESULTS – DONEGAL NORTHU18 Division 2 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Aug-2013 Glenswilly 0 – 8 1 – 8 Downings Fanad Gaels Portsalon FinalU18 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment14-Aug-2013 Buncrana 1 – 8 4 – 18 St Eunans Mac Cumhaill Park FinalU16 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Aug-2013 Carndonagh 1 – 12 0 – 3 Robert Emmets CarndonaghU16 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Aug-2013 Cloughaneely 5 – 5 5 – 7 Fanad Gaels CloughaneelyU16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Aug-2013 St Michaels 5 – 10 1 – 6 Red Hughs DunfanaghyU16 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Aug-2013 Termon 0 1 – 5 Malin The Burn Road12-Aug-2013 Buncrana 2 – 17 0 – 3 Letterkenny Gaels Scarvey-BuncranaU16 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Aug-2013 Naomh Padraig Muff 0 1 – 5 Sean MacCumhaills MuffU16 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Aug-2013 St Eunans B 5 – 8 2 – 10 Milford O Donnell Park-LetterkennyU16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Aug-2013 Convoy 6 – 15 0 – 11 Burt ConvoyRESULTS – DONEGAL SOUTHUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment15-Aug-2013 Four Masters 2 – 16 4 – 8 Naomh Naille Four Masters13-Aug-2013 Naomh Brid 1 – 4 1 – 22 Four Masters Naomh Brid12-Aug-2013 Na Rossa 6 – 14 4 – 6 Bundoran Na RossaUnder 16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Aug-2013 CLG Naomh Muire 1 – 10 2 – 8 Killybegs CLG Naomh Muire12-Aug-2013 Naomh Columba 0 – 6 1 – 4 Naomh Conaill Naomh ColumbaUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Aug-2013 Naomh Naille 3 – 6 1 – 6 Kilcar Naomh NailleUnder 16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment12-Aug-2013 Ardara 2 – 15 0 – 10 Aodh Ruadh ArdaraGAA NEWS – ALL YOUR WEEKEND RESULTS was last modified: August 18th, 2013 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:GAA RESULTSlast_img read 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SAD PASSING OF ST EUNAN’S GREAT JACK McDONAGH

first_imgThere is the sad news this evening of the passing of another St. Eunan’s GAA great.Jack McDonagh passed away at 6:30pm this evening.Jack is the father of the club’s Cultural Award winner for 2011, Emer McGeehin. Many of his family are still involved in the club, his grandsons Mark & Conor Harley, Eunan & Ciaran Diver, Eoin & Ronan McGeehin and granddaughters Katie Harley, Deirdre & Aiobheann Diver all represent the Letterkenny club.Jack himself won Senior Championship and League medals with St. Eunan’s in the 1950’s, a member of the 2nd ever Senior Championship winning team in 1956.Jack’s funeral will take place on Saturday. Further details to follow.  SAD PASSING OF ST EUNAN’S GREAT JACK McDONAGH was last modified: March 21st, 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:SAD PASSING OF ST EUNAN’S GREAT JACK McDONAGHlast_img read more

WHY FRIENDS OF ORAN ARE HAVING A BARN-STORMING DANCE

first_imgA fundraising dance is to be held in aid of young Donegal boy Oran Nibbs.Three year old Oran was born with a rare progressive genetic disorder called Mitochondrial Disease. The disorder means that little Oran, who lives with his mum and dad and brother and sister in Trentagh, can’t do many of the things boys his age can.He can’t walk or talk but he is the most loveable little fella about.Because of his condition, Oran has also picked up other illnesses including epilepsy and hypotonia.And because of his caring for Oran costs a lot of money. Oran’s family and friends have now organised a barn dance with al the funds going directly to paying for his care.All the details of the fundraiser are included on the above poster.And for what it’s worth – you don’t have to even like dancing or barns for that matter!All you have to do is to buy a ticket and help a little guy have a little better quality of life. WHY FRIENDS OF ORAN ARE HAVING A BARN-STORMING DANCE was last modified: September 7th, 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) Tags:barn danceOran Tibbslast_img read more

PENSIONERS TRAUMATISED IN ANOTHER SICKENING CRIME SPREE

first_imgTWO pensioners have been targeted in the latest sickening crime spree.Both were threatened with knives in the separate incidents last Monday evening in Drumoghill and Knockbrack areas.The first victim, the woman, had personal possessions and a handbag taken. The empty bag was later found dumped in Lismonaghan. The elderly man had a knife waved at him.Gardaí say that although neither victim was physically injured, they were left absolutely traumatised by the attacks.The raids come after a break-in at Royal and Prior school in which classrooms were ransacked.Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information on any of the incidents to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67100.  PENSIONERS TRAUMATISED IN ANOTHER SICKENING CRIME SPREE was last modified: January 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) Tags:break-insdletterkennyRaphoerobberieslast_img read more

Relationship Selling Is Dead (Redux)

first_imgSome people (mistakenly) believe that relationship selling is dead. Some (mistakenly) believe that the only thing that matters is price.Some of your dream clients believe that the sales organization that support them are nothing more than vendors and should be treated as such. But before we throw stones, we might want to clean the many windows that make up our glass house; some sales organizations behave like vendors and deserve to be treated as such.What follows is a true story.A sales organization has a longtime relationship with a client. That client company is purchased and their long time client contact’s job is in jeopardy. The acquiring company doesn’t really understand what he’s done or how he’s set up the program he runs. A big part of the reason they don’t understand what he’s done is because he collaborated with the sales organization in building something rather unique. The sales organization’s contact is in serious risk of losing his job.But because the relationship is deep, the sales organization’s leadership assures the contact that, should the acquiring company fire him, he will have a place in their company. The sales organization’s contact is more than grateful.But as the acquiring company assess their new acquisition, they realize the outstanding results the sales organization’s contact has produced. He shares how the sales organization did more than their part in generating those excellent results. As it turns out, the sales organization’s contact didn’t need their job. And he didn’t forget who had his back when it looked like things were going south.After carefully reviewing the acquiring company’s business, the sales organization’s contact awarded them a number of new lines of business. This business never went to bid. There was never an RFP. No one else was even considered for the new lines of business.Think relationships don’t matter? Think again.QuestionsAre relationships still important in sales? In business?Maybe you couldn’t get your contact a new job in your company, but how could you help them if they were in trouble?Have you ever had trouble penetrating a prospective client because your competitor’s relationships was so deep?How deep are your relationships? Was that strength built on helping them tackle tough challenges?What’s your best relationship story? 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 Nowlast_img read more

Militant’s body found in Srinagar

first_imgThe police on Saturday recovered the body of a third militant of the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind near the Khonmoh encounter site in Srinagar. In a separate incident, a youth involved in snatching of a service rifle from a policeman has joined the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in south Kashmir.A police official said the body was found by the bomb disposal squad from the debris of the house razed during the gunfight on Thursday. “The slain militant has been identified as Hamas, a foreigner,” said the police.A total of three militants of the Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind were killed in the operation. The recovery of the body sparked fresh protests in Pulwama, as protesters clashed with security forces at Balhama-Panthahowk. One youth was injured after being hit by a stone.Meanwhile, militants fired upon the vehicle of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Shopian, Sriram Ambarkar, at Hajipora on Saturday. The police officer escaped unhurt as the vehicle was bulletproof.5 youth joins JaishOne of the five youths involved in snatching of the service rifle from a policeman on January 25 has joined the JeM in Pulwama, according to the police. “The vehicle used for commissioning of the offence by the group of militants have been seized. There are clinching evidences against all the accused. Four involved youth from Pulwama have been arrested. However, another youth, Shahid Ahmad, is on the run,” said the police.The police said Ahmad has joined the JeM outfit. The group of militants fired upon policeman Kultar Singh, posted at the Char-i-Sharief shrine in Budgam, on January 25 and snatched his rifle. The policeman later died in the hospital.last_img read more

American Techies Unemployable

first_imgHCL Technologies’ CEO Vineet Nayar has created a stir by asserting that American tech graduates are “unemployable.”InformationWeek reported that in response to criticism that HCL does not hire locals at its U.S. centers, Nayar responded, that American grads are inferior to graduates from India, China and Brazil and too expensive to train. According to Nayar, InformationWeek reported, “They’re far less inclined than students from developing countries like India, China, Brazil, South Africa, and Ireland to spend their time learning the ‘boring’ details of tech process, methodology, and tools — ITIL, Six Sigma, and the like.” Nayar’s comments have been panned for stereotyping American IT workers. InformationWeek’s Robert Preston protested: “Imagine if the CEO of a US-based tech company marched into Mumbai seeking a bigger share of the country’s multibillion-dollar market and declared the locals to be unemployable and untrainable. A culture of innovation isn’t inconsistent with one that values attention to detail.”JobDestruction.com complained: “Vineet Nayar, an Indian CEO of the bodyshop HCL, said that Americans who graduate from our universities are unemployable. He feels that students from developing countries like India are superior employees in part because they aren’t obsessed with getting rich quickly…. HCL hires Indians almost exclusively, so it’s safe to assume that Nayar’s disparaging comments don’t just apply to our young college graduates — he thinks all Americans are unemployable.”In the wake of the criticism, HCL Technologies issued a statement: “We would like to clarify that comments made by Vineet Nayar have been perceived in the wrong light and spirit. The essence of his remark was to highlight that in this present environment the challenge of employability transcends geographical boundaries and is not unique to a specific country. The education investments across the world, including India, are not aligned with industry requirements, thus creating a demand and supply gap in talent.”  Related Itemslast_img read more