first_imgWestern Bureau:A second-year medical student from Kenya and a Jamaica public service employee took top honours in the second running of the Black River 5K Run/Walk race on Sunday.Edgar Muganzi strolled away with the top male award after crossing the finish line in 18 minutes 30.18 seconds, while the top female prize went to Juliet Reeves, who stopped the clock in a respectable 27:49.26.Muganzi said after his race that he was delighted to have finished first in his inaugural attempt.”This was a beautiful course. I had no problems with it, and I am very happy to win here,” he said.”I am just so happy to perform and add my part in raising funds for the treatment of cancer,” Muganzi added.Eighty-seven runners and walkers took part in the event, an almost 50 per cent increase in registration over last year, and a pleased David Morris, president of the Black River chapter of the St Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, stated as much.”I am of the impression that this was a great event, but we put in a real effort to get the word out, and it’s definitely much improved from last year. It’s a growing event that we are proud to be part of,” Morris said.Part proceeds from the event will go towards assisting the Black River branch of the Jamaica Cancer Society.Muganzi was chased across the line by Marcell Stewart in 18:57.65, while Anthony Danvern was third.In the women’s section, first-time entrant Reeves of Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, won ahead of Elinor Daniel, 28:15.04, and Kadian Myers, 36:08.08.Carl Barrett took care of business in the men’s walk, posting 37:16.39. Jon Pierre Cavannah was second with Anthony Graham in third.Cecile Barrett was the female walk winner, with Marsha Alexander taking second, just in front of Janette Kaloo.last_img read more

first_imgA group of students from Magh Ene College in Bundoran are paving the way for new tourism training methods in schools.Twenty transition year students have completed Fáilte Ireland’s Customer Service Excellence programme as part of their tourism studies module.The pilot programme was delivered by Fáilte Ireland together with Discover Bundoran and Magh Ene College. The course is normally reserved for those working in the industry with several Bundoran establishments achieving the business award for staff who have undertaken the training. The course includes an introduction to the Wild Atlantic Way, service excellence philosophy, the importance of upselling, cultural awareness and complaint handling.L-R Collette McAree, Pat Tighe, Martina Kerr Bromley (Failte Ireland), Shane Smyth (Discover Bundoran), Michelle Donnelly & Edward Meade (Failte Ireland) – photo Conor Conlon PhotographyBundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth believes it’s a great chance for the students to get a recognised qualification in the tourism industry ‘we first approached Fáilte Ireland late last year with the idea of having the TYs trained in customer service. Many of these young students are the ones who will end up in summer jobs in bars, restaurants and accommodation providers around town and will become ambassadors for Bundoran.’Martine Bromley, Head of Enterprise Development and Hospitality at Fáilte Ireland added ‘we are delighted to be able to facilitate this pilot programme for the TY students at Magh Ene College. This is a qualification which will stand to them as they as they go on the hunt of a summer job and will no doubt help to improve the overall quality of the Bundoran offering for the 2019 season.’Pat Tighe of Magh Ene College said ‘this is a great opportunity for our students to be trained professionally in customer service excellence and make themselves more employable in various outlets around Bundoran and further afield during the summer months. We would like to thank Fáilte Ireland and Discover Bundoran for facilitating the training session today.’  Bundoran’s future ambassadors learn customer service excellence was last modified: May 14th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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

first_imgThe ability to look for goal scoring opportunities is what sets a striker apart. Sunil Chhetri’s header in the stoppage time in the first half against Syria in the opening match of the Nehru Cup exemplifies that point.The striker’s goal and substitute Anthony Pereira’s long ranger gave India a 2-1 victory over Syria on a rain soaked evening on Wednesday. Syria pulled a goal back in the 92 nd minute through Alaa Alshbli.The sparse crowd at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium did its best to cheer the Chhetri-led team but the Syrians matched them for every move. There was a stoppage of 15 minutes because of poor visibility due to heavy downpour but it is something the Delhi crowd is used to as the World Cup qualifier against the UAE last year was also played in similar conditions.Despite little assistance from the midfield, Chhetri was always on the ball and had his first look on the goal in the 10th minute but his snap shot went just wide. The Syrians responded by stitching a few good moves and did not allow the Indian midfielders to settle down.Debutant Sanju Pradhan made some moves down the right flank and on one such occasion found Chhetri, though the striker failed to control the ball.There was a flurry of moves from the Syrians and they made good use of the flanks. Hani Altayar came close in the 20th minute when an aerial ball found its way in the ‘box’ but Raju Gaikwad and Subrata Paul averted any danger.advertisementAlthough the players had difficulty in passing the ball, the Syrians had most of the scoring opportunities in the first half. Syria almost took the lead as Hani headed the ball towards goal in the 38th minute, but Subrata stopped it.The 15-minute stoppage proved lucky for India as Clifford Miranda went past the defenders down the left flank in the 40th minute and sent a cross. It was, however, cleared by the Syrian defence. Miranda’s efforts bore fruit after seven minutes as he went past a defender to find an unmarked Chhetri, who made no mistake in heading home from close range.In the second half, Syria made a few changes and started with an attacking intent. The Indians defended and made sporadic forays in the rival half by putting long balls to Chhetri, who was tightly marked by the Syrian defence.Slushy field meant that the players would lunge for every ball and the match saw a lot of fouls being committed. Uzbek referee Tseylin V was forced to dish out the yellow cards four times.India’s strategy in the second was hard to decipher as the players were hardly able to build moves. Deploying a 4-4-1-1 formation in the first half and later 4-5-1 in the second half, Chhetri was the lone man upfront and Pradhan had to be substituted in the 70th minute as coach Wim Koevermans looked for variety in his attack.The Syrians used their superior physical built to dictate terms in the midfield but the profligacy of their strikers let them down.The fact that goal-keeper Subrata Paul was also shown the yellow card shows that the Indians were a bit edgy.However, Pereira’s strike in the 84th minute eased the tension in the Indian camp.India coach Wim Koevermans praised the performance of his boys, saying that the conditions forced him to adapt a different strategy in the second half.”We started the game brightly and were good for the first 20-25 minutes. Rain had a huge influence on the game and passing the ball was risky. But the team defended extremely well and the goal we conceded was a momentary lapse of concentration. But we are improving,” said Koevermans.Today’s match: Maldives vs Nepal, 7 pm, Live on NEO Primelast_img read more

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Utah Jazz roll over short-handed Miami Heat Curry said he was surprised by the reaction to his remarks, made in casual conversation with teammate Andre Iguodala, Atlanta Hawks player Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore and co-host Annie Finberg — the topics ranging from dinosaurs to golf clubs.“We ever been to the moon?” Curry asked, with several fellow guests answering “no”.“They’re going to come get us, I don’t think so either,” Curry said, then added: “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I was silently protesting how stupid it was that people actually took that quote and made it law as, ‘Oh my God, he’s a fake-moon-landing truther’ whatever you want to call it, yada, yada, yada,” Curry said.While Curry professed surprise that anyone took his conspiracy theory comments seriously, the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player said he will be happy to accept an invitation from NASA to tour the agency’s facilities, including the lunar lab at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“One thousand percent,” he said of accepting the offer. “I am definitely going to take (NASA) up on their offer. I am going to educate myself first hand on everything that NASA has done and shine a light on their tremendous work over the years.“And hopefully people understand that education is power, informing yourself is power. For kids out there that hang on every word that we say, understand that you should not believe something just because somebody says it. You should do your homework and understand what you actually believe.” LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts during their game against the Washington Wizards at ORACLE Arena on October 24, 2018 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors star Stephen Curry walked back his moon-walk skepticism Wednesday, saying he was joking when he suggested the lunar landings were a hoax.“Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast,” Curry told ESPN on Wednesday, after his causal comments on the “Winging It” podcast sparked stratospheric reactions.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgNormally the reaction to a new addition to the royal family is quite predictable. When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child enters the world this month, however, the British tabloids will have to grapple with the first hint of diversity in the royal bloodline. And if the coverage of the biracial couple’s romance, engagement and pregnancy have been any indication, it will lead to some very awkward questions and comments.Ebony-Renee Baker is a writer for and other publications. She’s also half Jamaican and half Filipino, and she knows firsthand how mixed-race children can be subject to stereotypes and fetishization. And that’s before being born into literally one of the whitest families on the planet. So how does a ravenous press, a history of colonization and a public that feels free to comment on the minutiae of every royal, never mind the newest baby, going to talk about the bundle of joy? We’ll find out any day now.GUEST: Ebony-Renee Baker, FLARE.comAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at read more

first_imgWorld-Tourism-DayThe World Tourism Day is being observed in the country on Wednesday as elsewhere across the globe with the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development’.A daylong colourful festival and musical show are set to be held at Rabindra Sarabor, one of the capital’s popular cultural hubs, to mark the day.Aviation and Tourism Journalists’ Forum of Bangladesh (ATJFB), a platform of journalists covering aviation and tourism affairs, with the support from Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) is organising the festival titled ‘Tourism Fest 2017’.Different organisations are expected to showcase various tourism-related products and activities at the venue from morning while a discussion on this year’s theme of sustainable tourism will be held at 3:30 pm.Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon, information minister Hasanul Haq Inu and home affairs minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal are expected to attend the discussion.In the afternoon, a live musical show is scheduled to be staged where popular folk band Joler Gaan along with other traditional solo singers will perform.Besides, tribal and traditional dance performances are also included in the festival itinerary.In Chittagong, a rally was held in the port city this morning to mark the World Tourism Day.Addressing a press conference, H M Hakim Ali, CEO Hotel Agrabad and president of Bangladesh International Hotel Association (BIHA), on Tuesday said proper planning needed to develop tourism in Chittagong as it was blessed with a huge potential for tourism.The present government has given emphasis on the tourism industry and allocated a considerable amount for the development of the sector, said Ali adding that the tourism sector could play a vital role through promoting brotherhood among the people in this strife-torn world.Apart from bringing out the rally, Hotel Agrabad is set to arrange an art competition for children and Bangla & Sri Lankan Food Festival from 27 to 28 September marking the day.last_img read more