Popcaan adds $100K bonus to Digicel Grand Prix Finals

first_imgKINGSTON:In addition to his highly anticipated performance at the Digicel Grand Prix finals on Saturday, popular dancehall artiste Popcaan is also pledging $100,000 in cash, which will be awarded to the top two schools in the Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Championships.”I have been hearing a lot about the Digicel Grand Prix and everything they’re doing for the young athletes and their schools, so I wanted to be a part of that,” Popcaan said. “So, in addition to the other prizes, I will be giving the top male and female schools $50,000 each to continue the development of their track and field teams.”I want to also encourage students to continue to pursue non-traditional career paths such as track and field and entertainment, especially with Jamaica’s growing dominance in these fields worldwide,” he added.Sponsorship manager of Digicel, Danielia McLean, welcomed the announcement.”We’re very excited to have Popcaan on board to close the 2016 Grand Prix series and celebrate the performance of our young athletes,” said McLean.”The development of the schools’ athletics programme and Jamaica’s track and field industry overall is something that we all have a part to play in, so Popcaan’s contribution will also go a far way in helping us to achieve the main goal of this initiative,” she added.The month-long series will end with a grand finale this Saturday at the G.C. Foster Classics in St Catherine. The top performing boys’ and girls’ schools will each receive $1m in gym equipment from Digicel and the most improved boys and girls’ school will each receive $125,000 in cash from GraceKennedy. Honey Bun will also be providing $100,000 cash towards for the athlete nutrition programme at each of the winning schools.The grand finale will feature exciting performances, a major surprise, plus a party stand. Tickets to the event will cost $500 for adults and $300 for children. Patrons can gain access to the party stand by purchasing a $300 Flex Card at the gate.The Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship is sponsored by SportsMax, GraceKennedy, CB Chicken, KFC, Gatorade, Pure National Ice, Honey Bun and Logo Stitch.last_img read more

A world of flavours awaits at Taste of India Letterkenny – Win a voucher!

first_imgA multi-cuisine takeaway is heating up the Letterkenny food scene with an exciting menu and app.Taste of India Express, on Lower Main Street, has become a hotspot for hungry customers who want a varied menu to satisfy every craving.From authentic curries to fast food favourites and pizzas – everyone wants a slice of the action! A Taste of India has a packed menu of exceptional Indian dishes and delicious vegetarian options. But their fresh kebabs, hoggies and munch boxes really tickle the taste buds late into the night.As a top Tuesday treat, the takeaway offers buy one get one free pizzas. So you pay for one and get two! All special offers and meal deals are just a tap away, as Taste of India have a handy app for all collections and deliveries. Get 15% discount on online orders over €20.Download the app now for all the latest offers: https://tasteofindia-italianpizza.com and discover all the tasty deals for yourself. You can order through the app or call 074 91 25753COMPETITION:Want to win a €30 voucher to spend at Taste of India Letterkenny? Check out our Facebook giveaway here: https://www.facebook.com/donegaldaily/A world of flavours awaits at Taste of India Letterkenny – Win a voucher! was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:letterkennytaste of indialast_img read more

Golden run ends as athletics team salvages 4 bronzes

first_imgBiggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cray, who had won gold in 400-meter hurdles and 100m silver, suffered a “turfed toe” during the relay finals.He said he’s not sure if he can run in the 4X100m on Saturday.“I could hardly pass the baton,” said Cray who was third runner before Beram anchored to the finish.But their time was good enough to rewrite the national mark of 39.96 established in 2017 in Hong Intercity ChampionshipMembers of the Philippine 4×100 relay women’s team after clocking 44.88 seconds to clinch the bronze medal in the 29th Southeast Asian Games athletics competition Friday at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKayla and Kyla Richardson, Zion Corrales and Eloisa Luzon settled for bronze in their event with a time of 44.81 seconds. Vietnam timed 43.88 seconds and Thailand 44.62 seconds to take gold and silver, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Olympian Marestella Torres-Sunang could only come up with a bronze in women’s long jump, leaping to 5.45 meters to finish third behind Vietnam’s Bui Thi Thu Thao (6.48m) and Indonesia’s Maria Natalia Londa (6.47).Melvin Calano barely managed to make the podium in men’s javelin after a 65.94m effort, way behind the 71.49m gold medal throw of Thai Jantra Peerachet. Indonesia’s And Hafiz was second with 69.30mFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingYet the big letdown was the relay teams which were powered by Fil-American athletes.Two-time champ here Trenten Anthony Beram, Eric Cray, Anfernee Lopena and Archand Bagsit clocked 39.11 seconds to place third behind Thailand (38.90) and Indonesia (39.05). LATEST STORIES Like their men’s counterparts, the women’s relay team also posted a new PH record, erasing the 45.29 seconds of the 1991 SEA Games team that was led by no less than Lydia de Vega.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul EAC halts 3-game slide, survives Perpetualcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Members of the Philippine 4×100 relay men’s team (Eric Cray, Anfernee Lopena, Archand Christian Bagsit and Anthony Beram) after clocking 39.13 seconds to clinch the bronze medal in the 29th Southeast Asian Games athletics competition Friday at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines’ athletics gold machine ground to a halt and collected four bronzes by day-end Friday.The men’s and women’s 4X400-meter relay teams, counted upon to snare golds, faltered in the face of Thailand and Vietnam powerhouses at Bukit Jalil National Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonylast_img read more

Chris Cairns, Sachin Tendulkar, Shaun Pollock shine in Super Selector competition

first_imgPlaying after an interval of a year New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns’ performance in the Brisbane Test against Australia made him the first Player of the Week for November in the ESPNStar Super Selector competition.Cairns’ show pitchforked him ahead of Jacques Kallis and Lance Klusener in the race for the,Playing after an interval of a year New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns’ performance in the Brisbane Test against Australia made him the first Player of the Week for November in the ESPNStar Super Selector competition.Cairns’ show pitchforked him ahead of Jacques Kallis and Lance Klusener in the race for the Allrounder of the Week title.Cairns’ 104 runs and six wickets also took him ahead of Zimbabwe pacemen Travis Friend, the Surprise of the Week, who had reason to feel cheated by the weather which prevented play in the last two days of the first Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka.For someone who was valued at 25 points at the start of the month, Friend did very well for himself – and his backers – with his hostility with the ball and, later, with his crafty batting.Little big man Sachin Tendulkar emerged the Batsman of the Week with his brilliant 155 in the first innings of the first Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein.South African skipper Shaun Pollock, the Player of the Month for October, carried his good form with the ball into the first Test against India by becoming the Bowler of the Week.Adam Gilchrist’s 138 runs and three catches in Australia’s drawn Test with New Zealand won him the Wicket-keeper of the Week crown.Mark Waugh, expected to sizzle in the first Test at Brisbane, managed only to fizzle and became the Wet Cracker of the Week.Valued at 125 points at the start of the month, Waugh’s first innings duck set him in line for the dubious honour. An uneventful week for the junior Waugh who – incidentally the world-record holder for the most catches in Tests – was not even among the five Australians who held catches at the Gabba.There are now 2,65,000 cricket fans participating in the November ESPNStar Sports Super Selector game show. There are prizes to be won, the chance to put your cricket knowledge to the test and the anticipation of seeing your dream team perform. If you aren’t on the Super Selector bus yet, log on to espnstar.com and start the journey.REGIONAL HITSThe ESPNStar Super Selectors for October come from Karachi, Kannur and elsewhereZONESUPER SELECTORINTERNATIONALAdnan AmjadA Wasim Akram fan, Amjad, 25, is a software firm owner from Karachi. Not dissuaded by not getting any prize, Amjad will keep on playing “because it is a good, fun game”.CENTRAL Rehan KhanAn assistant marketing manager with an FMCG company, Khan feels he would have won the Super Selector competition had he been more careful with his substitutions.SOUTHBijunarayananBijunarayanan is a teacher from Kannur whose hobby is quizzing. His favourite cricketer is Tendulkar but Australia – “absolute professionals” – is the team he likes best. advertisementSidhu’s Juggernaut Rolls OnHere’s how celebrity XIs stood at the end of November’s first week. How’s your team doing?CELEBRITYTEAM NAMESCORENavjot SidhuHarsha BhogleSunil GavaskarSalil AnkolaManinder SinghGeoffrey BoycottAlan WilkinsAshish NehraAjay BhambiNaseeruddin ShahJuggernautChinsat ElevenSunshine ElevenScorchersDhamaka ElevenBoycsWilkoAshish’s ElevenZodiacQuestion Marks981785712706644603540468430291last_img read more

MR Charter Market Took an Unexpected Hit in Q2

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Ardmore Shipping  The medium range (MR) product tanker market sustained an unanticipated blow from a number of one-time events in the second quarter of 2018, Anthony Gurnee, Chief Executive Officer of Ardmore Shipping, said in a conference call.These events included lower demand at the Atlantic Basin as a result of localized factors in the key consumer markets in Brazil, Mexico and West Africa, largely political issues, according to Gurnee, followed by high oil and bunker prices as well as weak crude tanker market.As a result of the unprecedented downturn of the crude oil taker market, fueled by geopolitical tensions and tonnage oversupply, crude tanker owners have started taking a portion of the product tanker cargoes to ease their woes.“Crude tanker market weakness resulted in some encroachment to product tanker trades, particularly Aframax newbuildings competing with LR2s,” he said. “Having said that, we feel that the impact of crude tankers on MR trade is limited, probably well under 1% of overall supply.” However, despite the quarter being unexpectedly tough, Gurnee believes that moving ahead the outlook is positive as MR supply growth remains at all-time lows.“We’re forecasting 23 MRs to deliver over the remainder of 2018, with 29 delivered year-to-date, and this is compared to the 5-year historical average of 112 per year. Scrapping has increased with 31 MRs scrapped year-to-date, indicating a run rate of approximately 50 to 60 per year, and as a consequence, MR fleet growth net of scrapping is expected to be well below 1% in 2018 and into 2019,” Gurnee  explained.Furthermore, demand fundamentals remain solid in terms of oil consumption growth and export-oriented refinery capacity development.“Atlantic Basin cargo volume should return to normal levels in the second half as the short-term factors play themselves out. Refined product inventories are well below 5-year averages, and with refinery throughput set to increased by further 2 million barrels a day in the third quarter to all-time highs, the conditions are in place for an increase in CPP trading activity,” he added.Ardmore also believes that the IMO 2020 sulphur regulations will have a positive impact on the market as of next year boosting ton demand and demand growth for product tankers.Ardmore Shipping Corporation reported a net loss of USD 13.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, sinking further into the red from last year’s USD 4 million, mostly driven by challenging charter market conditions.Spot and pool MR tankers earned an average of USD 12,086 per day, while chemical tankers earned an average of USD 12,816 per day for the six months ended June 30, 2018.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Bell Media names Randy Lennox president after Mary Ann Turcke leaves

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Bell Media has named Randy Lennox as its president following the departure of Mary Ann Turcke for a new opportunity with the NFL.Lennox, a former executive at Universal Music Canada, joined the media giant in August 2015 as president of entertainment production and broadcasting.Turcke was appointed Bell Media president in April 2015, replacing Kevin Crull, who left the post after demanding CTV journalists limit airtime given to an announcement by CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais. Facebook Advertisement She had been with Bell Media and Bell Canada over the last 12 years.Turcke joins the NFL as president of its Digital Media and NFL Network, based in Los Angeles. Twitterlast_img read more

Interview with Olunike Adeliyi

first_img Facebook Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement I had the opportunity to ask the talented and very busy actress Olunike Adeliyi, who will be appearing in the upcoming Darken movie, about some of her recent work and her many outside of acting achievements. In this digital exchange she shared a great deal of insight into who she is and her talents..1) You were in the feature film that release on March 2nd, Boost, could you tell me a little bit more about it? Boost follows an adolescent boy named Hakeem who is living in Montreal’s tough Parc-Ex neighbourhood. Along with his best friend A-Mac, the two work at Hakeem’s uncle’s car wash ’spotting’ luxury sports cars for a local crime syndicate. A-Mac eventually persuades Hakeem to boost a car on their own leading to a windfall of cash that has dire consequences down the road. Boost is packed with action, suspense, and also the ups and downs of an immigrant family trying to survive..2) In Boost you play the lead character Hakeem’s mother, Amina, how would you describe your character? Amina Nour is a hard worker and wants to become a part of the Canadian fabric. She’s raising two sons on her own and with very little income..last_img read more