SportsFeva crowns tennis, soccer champions

first_imgTennis and soccer took centre stage last Friday and Saturday on the grounds of the American International School of Kingston (AISK).The schools’ Liguanea campus was host to the first weekend of the 2016 AISK SportsFeva tournament. The event is spread over two weekends and features more than 290 student athletes from Aruba, Cayman, CuraÁao and of course Jamaica.”SportsFeva 2016 has been going great so far. We had some hiccups with the rain on Saturday as it postponed the U12 TennisFeva finals, but that is to be expected as we deal with Mother Nature and a growing event. In the long run, however, the event continues to deliver for these young athletes and that’s what we are focused on,” said Shirley Davis, AISK’s Head of School.”We had TennisFeva and SoccerFeva last weekend and the turnout was great. Seeing our young athletes, and by ‘our’ I mean the region, compete and grow as athletes. Many of the competitors have been here more than once, and they have formed great bonds and friendships with each other,” added Bradley Ransom, who heads AISK’s athletics department.TennisFeva 2016 started with U-10s competing hard for bragging rights amongst their peers. A number of exciting moments kept on-lookers fully engaged in the rallies on court. In the end, Hillel Preparatory came out on top with the AISK “A” and AISK “B” teams taking second and third place respectively.The Immaculate Conception Preparatory School was recognised for being the most disciplined team and nine-year-old Tomas Bordeau from AISK was identified as the competition’s best sportsman.Hillel was not to be left out of the individual awards, as their nine-year-old Matthew James was named the most valuable player.On the U-12s side, St Peter and Paul Preparatory edged out Hopefield Preparatory for first place as Hillel “A” finished in third.Eleven-year-old Nathan Chin of St Peter and Paul was named the most valuable player, while Hillel Academy’s Xander Bicknell was named best sportsperson. Wolmer’s Preparatory was recognised as this year’s most disciplined team.The excitement of SoccerFeva could not be contained. The football tournament began on Friday with group rounds.Big winners in Friday’s group qualifiers were defending SoccerFeva Cup boys champions Jamaica College, who trumped AISK 5-0 and Campion College with their 4-2 win over Cayman Prep.In Saturday’s knock-out finals, Jamaica College defended their hold on the SoccerCup with a decisive 3-0 win over CuraÁao in the finals. JC earlier beat Hillel 1-0 to make it to the finals, while CuraÁao overcame Campion’s semi-final challenge with a 4-1 win.Competition was no less intense for the female footballers, as Cayman Prep overcoming AISK 1-0 to claim the girls title. Cayman Prep beat the American International School of Cayman 3-1 in penalties after a 3-3 draw in the semi-finals.AISK had turn back Campion College in the semis with a 3-1 win in penalties after a 1-1 draw.AISK SportsFeva 2016 ends tomorrow with ClayFeva, a clay-shooting competition, at the Skeet Shooting Club in Portmore. The excitement begins at 8 a.m.last_img read more

Future is a lot clearer for Daniel after laser eye surgery!

first_imgThe future is even brighter for singer Daniel O’Donnell now after he underwent laser eye surgery.The singing sensation has worn glasses for many years but can get by without them.But last Friday Daniel, 57, underwent the corrective procedure which means he no longer has to wear glasses. Daniel told fans of his delight at being able to see without glasses during the Mary from Dungloe Festival which opened last weekend.He even joked that he was going to buy back his sunglasses which he had put up for sale during a garage auction which he donated to help Donegal Mind Wellness.He joked “I’m going to take back my sunglasses because it’s too bright now and I need them.”Daniel and wife Majella often return to his native Donegal for the annual Mary from Dungloe Festival. Daniel usually serenades the winner of the event which is running for more than 50 years now.The singing star made an early appearance this year when he surprised fans who had traveled from as far away as the UK to buy personal mementoes after Daniel cleared out his garage and donated them to charity.Fans queued for hours to get their hands on a range of Daniel memorabilia including Daniel’s shirts, lamps, mirrors and pictures.The garage sale is set to raised thousands of euro for Donegal Mind Wellness, a charity which is close to wife Majella’s heart.Future is a lot clearer for Daniel after laser eye surgery! was last modified: August 1st, 2019 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:daniel o’donnelldonegallaser eye surgerylast_img read more

Apply to Demo On Stage at the 7th Founder Showcase

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Related Posts Tags:#events#start center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The Founder Showcase is taking applications now for a chance to make your pitch onstage at its event, to be held June 15 in San Francisco. Any seed or early-stage company less than two years old and with less than $500,000 in funding is invited to apply.It’s free to enter the competition, and members of TheFunded vote to determine who they want to see onstage. The deadline for voting is May 13, so apply now.The Founder Showcase is held quarterly, bringing together investors, founders, and members of the press and includes keynote addresses as well as the pitch competition. The keynote for the June event is still TBA, but in the past this person has joined a panel of investor who provide critical feedback to the startups who are pitching. The Grand Prize Winner walks away with cash and free services, but the exposure itself has proven valuable to participants.The June event will be the largest one to date, with over 400 in attendance. The Founder Showcase has sold out the last four times, and tickets for the event are on sale (beginning at $50). ReadWriteWeb readers get 15% off using the discount code RWW. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more