Last year’s winners Calabar High School and Edwin Allen High School will retain their team titles at this week’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. That’s the conclusion contained in the 2016 Champs Preview magazine. Published on Friday, the Preview gives Calabar a 34-point margin over Kingston College in the boys’ contest.The boys’ prediction contrasts the 15.5 point difference between the two schools last year and indicates that Calabar, captained by sprinter Fabian Hewitt, will hoist the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for the fifth time in a row.Edwin Allen are expected to have a huge edge over evenly matched teams from St Jago High, Hydel High, and Holmwood Technical. Last year, the Edwin Allen team beat the rising Hydel unit by 100 points. A similar winning spread is predicted by the Preview this year. Success would give Class Two sprinter Shellece Clarke the chance to lead her team to accept the accolades when the meet ends on Saturday, March 19.outstandingThe magazine’s Champs predictions include a win in the Class Three girls 100m for St Lucian Julien Alfred of St Catherine High, and double gold for Calabar’s outstanding Christopher Taylor in the Class Two 200m and 400m. Taylor, reigning Class Two 100m and 110m hurdles champion Dejour Russell, and Michael Stephens are expected to carry the day for Calabar with dominance in Class Two with Warren Barrett throwing his way to glory in Class One.After his recent shot put mark of 19.89 metres, Barrett has a chance to not only break the one year old record of 19.52m by Demar Gayle but also to approach the 20-metre barrier.The Preview says that Edwin Allen are strong on the track and in the field and credits the Frankfield-based school with 13 predicted wins. Accordingly, those successes are distributed across the sprints, middle and long distances, throws, jumps and relays.• Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.
A six-week old kitten was found by a kind-hearted member of the public in a terrible state, suffering from cat flu and contacted the ISPCA for help.Following an urgent veterinary assessment, the kitten later named Sparrow was placed on life-saving fluid therapy due to her weakened state, to prepare her body for surgery.Her right eye was so badly damaged due to a chronic untreated infection and upon veterinary advice, there was no alternative but to have it surgically removed to prevent further suffering. ISPCA Donegal ARC Manager Denise McCausland said: “Sparrow was so small, it was touch and go if she would recover from the anaesthetic, as the damage to her eye was so severe. Thankfully this little lady made a great recovery and in the following weeks, her eye healed beautifully”.Cat flu is a treatable illness, and after a course of antibiotics most cats recover perfectly. Unfortunately for Sparrow, she had not received the veterinary treatment she needed in time for her illness, and sadly as a result her right eye was so badly damaged, it had to be removed”.This brave little kitten has since been rehomed and she is now thriving. Her new family have renamed her Winky, because they say “having one eye hasn’t limited her in any way. She is able to do everything a cat with two eyes can do, the only difference is instead of blinking, she winks!”Her new family said: “Winky is full of energy and always wants to play and cuddle. One of her favourite things to do is watch the washing machine spin around, and she falls asleep to the sound of it. Adopting a kitten in need is one of the best things we have ever done. We love her so much and it really means the world to us that we were able to help her and give her a loving home, and hopefully a much better life.” Winky is adored by her new family and we are very thankful they are giving her the life and home she thoroughly deserves.All cats and kittens adopted from the ISPCA are fully vaccinated, part of which inoculates cats specifically for cat flu; they are also treated for parasites and neutered or spayed when of age.If you can offer a wonderful home to a cat or kitten from the ISPCA Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 074 9152360 or check out the cats/kittens for adoption on https://www.ispca.ie/rehoming/Doomed Donegal kitten Sparrow given new lease of life after rescue was last modified: March 28th, 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)
There needs to be a game seven of the NBA Finals. Of course we’d love to see our beloved Golden State Warriors pull off a championship threepeat with two more victories over the Toronto Raptors.But there’s another reason: We want to see how nasty Drake’s watch is going to be.The Canadian rapper and Raptors super fan sported a Richard Mille 69 Tourbillon Erotic timepiece as he sat at his usual court-side seat at Monday’s Game 5 at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, according to Page Six.He wasn’t …
The South African government is calling on potential investors to inject their resources in the local mining sector, saying that they can contribute throughout the value chain, from exploration to beneficiation.The South African government will be punting the mining industry at the 2018 Mining Indaba. (Image: Brand South Africa)South Africa’s mining and minerals industry is open to investment throughout the value chain – from exploration to beneficiation. To promote investment in the sector, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane (MP) will officially open the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba and showcase South Africa’s prowess in mining. The Indaba will be held from 5 to 8 February 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).Join government as it engages delegates of the 2018 Mining Indaba and the media corps on the industry’s prospects, government’s plans and investment opportunities in the South Africa.Team SA’s calendar of events at the 2018 Mining Indaba include:•Official opening address by Minister Zwane: 05 February 2018 at 09:10 – 09:30•Q&A with Minister Zwane and his cabinet colleagues: 05 February 2018 from 14:00 – 16:00. Ask the Minister questions in advance at http://www.dmr.gov.za/miqc.•Visit the South African stand (stand number 616) during the indaba for more information on SA’s mining industry.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday gave new Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant their best wishes, after he took oath in the early hours of the day.“Best wishes to Dr. Pramod Sawant and his team as they begin their journey towards fulfilling the dreams of the people of Goa. I am sure they will build on the work done in the last few years and boost Goa’s growth trajectory,” Mr. Modi tweeted.“Congratulations to Dr. Pramod Sawant on taking oath as the Chief Minister of Goa. My best wishes to him and his entire team. I am confident that this new team will continue working towards fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of the people of Goa,” Mr. Singh tweeted.Mr. Sawant, former Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, was sworn in as Goa’s 11th Chief Minister at the Raj Bhavan well past midnight, on March 19, along with a 11-member Cabinet of the BJP-led coalition. It has two Deputy Chief Ministers, Sudin alias Ramkrishna Dhavlikar of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and Vijai Sardesai of the GoaForward Party.Mr. Sawant succeeds Manohar Parrikar, who died on Sunday after over a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has said that the allocation of portfolios to his Ministers will be done within the next eight days.The new alliance government was inducted after a lot of bargaining and hectic parleys between old BJP allies, which included two regional outfits of MGP, Goa Forward and three independents.