NACAC bronze medals for Wilkins-Gooden, Chambers

first_imgJAMAICA increased its medal tally at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Senior Athletics Championships in San JosÈ, Costa Rica, by two on yesterday’s second day of the three-day meet.Bobby Gaye Wilkins-Gooden and Ricardo Chambers won bronze medals in the women’s and men’s 400 metres, respectively. The country now has three medals a gold and two bronze. Shanieke Thomas won the triple jump on the opening day.Wilkins Gooden clocked (52.45) to finish behind Americans Courtney Okolo (51.75) and Kala Funderburk (52.22).Chambers (45.37) was third to Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon (44.89) and Nery Brenes of Costa Rica (45.22).Livermore placed fourthIn other events yesterday, Jason Livermore was fourth in the men’s 100m final in 10.13, while Sheldon Mitchell was seventh in 10.31. American Remondy McLain won in 10.09 from Barbadians Ramon Gittens (10.11) and Levi Cadogan (10.13).Samantha Henry-Robinson placed fifth in the women’s 100m in 11.45. Americans Barbara Pierre (11.12) and Charonda Williams (11.21) took the top-two places ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye (11.22).Jamaica’s Tyler Mason (13.32) was fourth in the 110m hurdles, while Deuce Carter was seventh in 13.66. Trinidad’s Mikhel Thomas won the event in a meet record 13.25. Cuba’s Jhanis Portilla (13.30) was second and Eddie Lovet of the US Virgin Islands captured bronze in 13.31.last_img read more

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PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgDrive InThe Captain’s D P Logue & Noreen Mc Conigley will hold the traditional drive in on Sunday 5th February. The event will be a team competition with a shotgun start at 10.30 a.m sharp All names must be entered by 6 p.m on Saturday 4th February to enable the draw for teams and tees to be made. No names will be taken on the morning of the drive in. As in previous years the Captain D P Logue extends an invitation to the members of Otway Golf Club to play in the drive in event. If on the morning of the drive in you are unable to attend please notify the clubhouse on 074 9159459 before 10 a.m. Portsalon Winter LinksThe next outing of the Portsalon Winter Links takes place on Saturday 28th January. All members of the Winter Links are reminded that their tee times remain as the previous outing and if you are unable to play please contact the clubhouseResults The winner of the Saturday open competition was Tony Kingston playing off a 13 handicap, Tony mastered the tricky stormy weather conditions and recorded 35 points to win from runner up Paddy Sheridan (8) 34 points Gross Eamon Mc Dermott (3) 27 points 3rd Danny Bannigan B/S (15) 34 points. The CSS was 34 points reduction only. On Sunday the winner of the members competition was six handicapper Kevin Mc Gonagle with 38 points, runner up Eamon Mc Conigley (7) 36 points Gross Seamus Patton (55) 30 points. The CSS was 36 points.EventsOn Saturday 28th the Portsalon Winter Links and on Sunday 29th a members competition and on Wednesday 1st February an open 18 hole stableford event. On Saturday 4th The first tee is reserved for the North West Alliance. Sunday 5th the Captains drive in, Wednesday 8th a gents open competition, Saturday 11th an 18 hole gents open and Sunday 12th a members competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.comGaeltacht LeagueAfter some matches were called off it is now back to business for Donal Callaghan and his Gaeltacht League team. Over the next few weeks Portsalon will travel to Cloughaneeley on Saturday 11th February, on Saturday 18th February home to Rosapenna and Saturday 3rd March away to Cruit Island . The remaining match against Dunafanghy has yet to be confirmed. Following the two opening matches Portsalon have 35 points from 40 points.Change to Drop Off arrangementsMembers and visitors should note that you must drop off the fairways 2,7 and 9 at the nearest point of relief as this has now been designated ground under repair. Under a local rule all golf balls in the areas identified must be lifted and dropped without penalty. It is no longer permitted to use the putter inside the areas identified. All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies outside the lines surrounding the putting greens. This is try to protect the main playing surfaces as much as possible over the next few weeks..PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line Booking Members and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 25th, 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

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Herrera Beutler joins Obama salute of Seattle Seahawks

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama can appreciate a team overcoming long odds.Welcoming the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to the White House on Wednesday, Obama took note that some football analysts hadn’t seen Seattle as a top-tier team. A die-hard fan of his hometown Chicago Bears, Obama nevertheless said he felt a certain kinship with the overachieving Seahawks.“As a guy who was elected president named Barack Obama, I root for the underdog,” the president joked.Joining in the festivities was U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, who chatted with the president after the ceremony.The Seahawks clinched their first Super Bowl victory in the history of the franchise in February by beating the Denver Broncos 43-8.The distinction for the team and by extension for the NFL came a day after a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit of turning a blind eye to the use of painkillers by teams that later led to serious complications.Obama has expressed misgivings about the violence of the sport, saying in an interview with the New Yorker published early this year that if he had a son he would not let him play pro football. Next week, Obama will hold a White House meeting on concussions and sports safety at the White House that will include young athletes, professional athletes, parents, coaches and health experts.In a nod to that controversy, Obama took note of Seahawks owner Paul Allen’s charitable foundation that has donated millions of dollars to research traumatic brain injuries. “Obviously this is a concern of the NFL, but is also a concern of our troops,” Obama said.Obama singled out the team’s outspoken cornerback, Richard Sherman, for being a role model to young people. Sherman was born in Compton, California, once a center of gang activity and a city that suffered from severely underperforming schools. Sherman however was a standout student who attended Stanford University on a scholarship.last_img read more

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