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  • Mico honours World Junior champ James – Institution launches first 5K road race

    first_imgWorld Under-20 female champion Tiffany James was recognised by staff and students of The Mico University College at the school’s general assembly, held inside the Eli Matalon Gymnasium yesterday morning. Also, the university launched its first 5K road race, which will be held on October 23. James, who became the first Jamaican female to win a gold medal at the global level, following her success in July in Bydgoszcz, Poland, was one of five individuals who were honoured by the institution in a packed auditorium filled with students and staff. James, who was also a member of the silver-winning female 4×400 metres relay team in Poland, received a certificate and a plaque for her achievements. Fellow students – including James’ sister, Samantha, and Dawnalee Loney – received certificates for being part of the Jamaica NACAC Under-23 silver-medal winning 4×400 metres relay team last July in San Salvador, El Salvador. Javere Bell was also recognised for being a member of the Jamaica team to the Rio Olympic Games. Also awarded with certificates were track and field coach of the institution, Olympian Bertland Cameron, and director of sports, Raymond ‘KC’ Graham, for their contribution to the development of sports at the university. Guest speaker at yesterday’s function was noted track and field analyst, Hubert Lawrence. He lauded the institution for its rise in sports, especially in track and field, and commended the administration for its effort in ensuring that the college make a big impact in the field of sports. He also spoke highly of James. “I have followed Tiffany’s career since she was at Papine High and I am very proud of her achievement, as over the years Jamaica has had many outstanding athletes at these championships and never had anyone take home the gold,” said Lawrence. “But her achievement was very special, being the first Jamaican to do so at either the junior or senior level,” he continued. The opportunity was also used for the launch of Mico’s first 5K road race, where race director Ian Forbes, general manager of Sherwin Williams, spoke about the event and implored all Miconians to “attend in large numbers”. Funds raised from the event will go towards the Pre-University Men’s Programme (PUMP). Also present at yesterday’s function was Professor Neville Ying, pro chancellor, chairman of the board of directors, Mico University College; Dr Asburn Pinnock, president, Mico; and Maurice Wilson, technical director of Jamaica’s track and field team to the Rio Olympic Games, himself a Miconian.last_img read more

  • LOOK: Poy Erram chips front teeth in PH loss to South Korea

    first_imgSon and co face Vietnam and ‘Korean Hiddink’ at Asian Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Toothy smile. Screengrab from Poy Erram’s Instagram storyPoy Erram showed just how far he’s willing to keep the ball alive for the Philippines, including losing two front teeth.Erram’s face landed hard on the floor as he dove to save the ball in the third quarter of the Philippines 91-82 loss to rival South Korea in the 2018 Asian Games men’s basketball quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The lanky bigman had to be taken out of the game for treatment with the Filipinos leading 54-46. He finished with four rebounds and two blocks in 13 minutes of action.“I’m okay! It’s far from the gut, mga kabayan!” said Erram in an Instagram story showing one of his front teeth being fixed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Erram, who is one of the younger players in this Asian Games squad, still managed to flash a toothy—or in this case toothless—grin after the game.The Philippines can salvage fifth place beginning with the game against Japan on Tuesday in the classification phase. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


    first_imgPatients in Letterkenny and across Donegal can benefit from easier access to leading cardiology care after the opening of a new clinic.Dr Aaron PeaceThe Clinic, officially opened this month, will be based on Scally Place on Justice Walsh Road and will be attended by Dr Aaron Peace.The Cardiology Clinic will provide GPs and patients with local consultation and diagnostics. Any resulting procedures will take place at UPMC Beacon Hospital, Sandyford, Dublin, which is easily accessed from Letterkenny via the M1 in just over 3 hours.Dr Peace is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast. He was awarded a PhD in 2009 for work in the area of Platelet Function in Cardiovascular Disease, funded by the Health Research Board Clinical Research and the Irish Heart Foundation.In addition to his commitment to UPMC Beacon, Aaron is a Consultant Cardiologist in Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.The University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) operates the Beacon Hospital in Dublin, the UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre, Waterford and satellite centres in Wexford, Drogheda, Clane and Mullingar. NEW CARDIOLOGY CLINIC TO AID DONEGAL PATIENTS was last modified: August 28th, 2013 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:cardiologyDr Aaron Peaceletterkennylast_img read more