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


first_imgFRANK DERVAN, BALLYBOFEY, RIPThe death has occurred of Frank Dervan, 7 Blue Cedars, Ballybofey. Peacefully at the General Hospital, Letterkenny. Sadly missed by his loving wife Sarah, sons, daughters, sisters, brother, nephews, nieces, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Removal from Mc Cool’s Chapel of Rest, Navenny Car Park, Ballybofey, this Monday evening at 6.30pm to St. Mary’s Church, Stranorlar, to repose overnight. Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 11am, followed by interment in Drumboe Cemetery. House is strictly private, at the request of the deceased. MARY McGARRIGLE, CARRICKNAHORA, BALLYSHANNON, RIPThe death has occurred of Carricknahora, Cashelard, Ballyshannon. Reposing at her late residence. Removal tomorrow, Monday morning, at 10.30am arriving for 11am Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Cashelard. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to The Sheil Hospital Patients Comfort Fund and The Donegal Hospice.JAMES ‘COOKIE’ BOYLE, ANNAGRY, RIP  The death has occurred today in Letterkenny General Hospital of James ‘Cookie’ Boyle, Annagry, aged 81 years. Remains leaving his late residence at Factory Square, Annagry on Monday at 11.30am for 12 noon Requiem Mass at St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Annagry, followed by burial in the new cemetery. House private from midnight to 9am. Family flowers only, donations if desired to ICU Letterkenny General Hospital care of Stephen O’Donnell & Sons Funeral Directors or any family member.MARY RYTHERFORD, CONVOY, RIPThe death has taken place at the Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy of Ms Mary Rytherford, Letterkenny Road, Convoy. Funeral from her residence on Monday at 1130am for 12 o clock Mass in St Mary’s Church, Convoy with burial afterwards in the old cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11amTOMMY FOX, NEW YORK, TEXAS, RIPThe death has occurred of Tommy Fox of Texas, New York and Ballyshannon. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon in St Joseph’s Church, the Rock, Ballyshannon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.  Advertisement DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012 was last modified: March 11th, 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAYMARCH 11last_img read more

Baleària Orders Two Dual Fuel Ferries in Italy

first_imgzoom Spanish ferry operator Baleària has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale di Visentini for the construction of two dual fuel ferries.The new vessels, which will feature a length of 186.5 meters, will be capable of carrying up to 810 passengers, 2,180 linear meters of cargo and 150 cars.The company said that the total investment for the project will amount to EUR 200 million (USD 216.2 million).Scheduled for delivery by the end of 2018, the ferries will use liquefied natural gas (LNG) and other clean energies to reduce CO2 and NOx emissions by more than 40%, according to the company.The new ferries will enable the shipping company “to ensure better service to both passengers and logistics operators, while gaining competitiveness,” Adolfo Utor, President of Baleària, said.The order was placed a year after Baleària finalized an agreement with compatriot LaNaval Shipyard for the construction of a liquefied natural gas and solar-powered ferry.The earlier order, which saw the ferry operator invest some EUR 175 million, had an option for a second ferry, which would bring the total amount of the deal up to EUR 350 million.Featuring a length of 232.2 meters, the ferry is scheduled to start operations in 2019.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Police investigate shooting incident

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 26, 2017 – Providenciales – Around 8:58pm last-night (Tuesday 25th July 2017), Police were dispatched to a home on Hummingbird Lane located in Leeward Gates after the report of a shooting was made to 911.Upon arrival at the location, the victims told officers that they arrived home and met two (2) males inside and when the culprits saw them they fire several gunshots at them. The victims made their escaped unharmed.While on scene a Security officer reported to officers that while at another villa nearby on Tranquilty Lane he was tied up by two male persons about 5’7”, one wearing a yellow t-shirt, white sneakers and a white shirt covering his face. The other wearing all black with a handgun. The culprits got away with his flashlight. Upon making further checks officers noticed where the culprits attempted to enter the villa.The victim was taken to the Chalk Sound Medial Centre for minor injuries he sustained.  Investigations are ongoing into both incidents.We are appealing to persons who may have any information that may assist in this investigation to please contact us at 338-5901 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-8477.Press Release: RTCIPF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

AMI Restructuring Plan Approved

first_imgAmerican Media Inc. says the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has confirmed its reorganization plan, which the publisher says clears the way for it to emerge from its voluntary pre-packaged Chapter 11 filing by the end of 2010.In November, AMI filed a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan to “significantly de-lever” its balance sheet. AMI is not releasing additional details about the restructuring but the plan will be effective once AMI closes its Revolving Credit Facility with JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, and with the issuance of AMI’s 13-1/2 percent Second Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2018. “I have been CEO for over a decade, and this is the best capital structure I have ever had to work with,” said CEO David Pecker in a statement. “This will allow AMI to finally capitalize on all the digital opportunities available for our brands, continue to strengthen our print properties, expand our publishing services efforts and ultimately accomplish what my goal has always been-to build a major media company that will be among the industry’s elite.” In announcing the financial restructuring plan, AMI also said it terminated a previous offer to exchange its outstanding 14 percent senior subordinated notes due 2013 for a combination of cash and shares of common stock. The process had been extended several times over the last several weeks past its initial deadline. Last July, AMI underwent a financial restructuring that it said cut its debt by $200 million by exchanging AMI’s bonds for equity in the form of AMI common stock. Following that transaction, AMI said its leverage will be reduced from 7.2X to 5.1X and that the company will have an extra $50 million in free cash flow on a pro forma basis.That deal followed a similar one in February 2009 that had the publisher transfer ownership of 95 percent of its common stock to bondholders, effectively slashing its debt by $227.2 million.Pecker and Evercore Partners bought American Media in 1999 for $850 million. Evercore, together with Thomas H. Lee Partners, were the principal shareholders.AMI publishes several magazines including Men’s Fitness, Shape, Star Magazine and the National Enquirer. Last week Medical Economics Group reported that Mira!, an AMI title serving the Hispanic market, will fold after its Dec. 27th issue.last_img read more

Quota Movement JU students boycott classes and exams

first_imgJahangirnagar UniversityStudents of several departments of Jahangirnagar University have boycotted classes and exams protesting at the recent attacks across the country on the quota protesters, reports UNB.Five of the departments – Botany, Anthropology, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry – formed human chains along different locations of the campus around 11:00am on Wednesday and declared they were boycotting classes as well as exams for an indefinite period seeking immediate release of all the leaders of the movement who are in jail.At the latest development, all batches of seven departments – Philosophy, Government and Politics, Accounting and Information, Zoology, Physics, Finance and Banking, and History – boycotted their classes while several batches of eight other departments boycotted their classes and examinations in the same ground.Earlier on Tuesday, Philosophy department students staged a sit-in programme in front of their department and boycotted their classes demanding release of all quota reform leaders under the banner of fair and logical reformation of quota system.last_img read more

Vision appoints new regional manager Western Ontario Leisure Travel

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Vision appoints new regional manager, Western Ontario, Leisure Travel Tags: New Hires, Vision Travel Solutions Monday, January 7, 2019 center_img Posted by TORONTO — Vision Travel Solutions has announced the appointment of a brand new regional manager for Western Ontario, Leisure Travel.According to Lynda Sinclair, senior vice-president, leisure travel, the company has welcomed Robin Dunn to the newly-formed position.In her new role, Dunn will be responsible for the overall operation and performance of 12 locations in western and south-central Ontario, which number some 90 staff in total.Dunn, who most recently spent five years in experiential group travel, brings with her over 30 years’ experience in the travel industry.“I’m thrilled to be taking on this new role,” said Dunn. “Vision is such a powerful company in the travel world, and we are all very much enjoying having that additional influence and buying power.”Vision Travel currently numbers 50 locations across Canada and is the top-producing agency group for the Virtuoso luxury travel association. Travelweek Group last_img read more