There were five wins for Jamaican athletes at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) meet at the National Stadium on Saturday night, with the Stephen Francis-coached Janieve Russell and Elaine Thompson leading the way with big wins, while there were also wins for Kemar Bailey-Cole, Asafa Powell, and Javon Francis.There were also top-three finishes for Jamaican females Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Novlene Williams-Mills, Danielle Williams, and Stephenie-Ann McPherson.A finalist in the women’s 400 metres hurdles at last year’s World Championships in Beijing, China, Russell ran a well-controlled race and hit top form in the latter stages to get by early leader Leah Nugent of the United States, to win in a personal best of 54.61 seconds, the second-fastest time this season. Ristananna Tracey finished strongly for second in a season best 55.31 seconds, while Nugent was third in 56.24.”I am feeling extremely happy after my performance, knowing that I did a PR so early in the season, and this has set the tone for the rest of the season. (The) fast time was not on my mind as I ran to the instructions of my coach, to take it easy, as I went out a bit slow and finished strong at the end as the objective was to finish among the top three, and this is telling me and Jamaica that something special will happen this year as for the first time, I am running injury-free early, and I am very excited,” said Russell.Thompson, the World Championships 200m silver medallist, defended her JII 100m title with a big performance, clocking a wind-aided 10.71 seconds (+2.4 metres per second wind reading). American English Gardner was second in 10.85 seconds, with third going to Trinidad and Tobago, Michelle Lee-Ahye, in 10.98 seconds.Defending champion Shaunae Miller of The Bahamas, the world leader in the women’s 400m, cantered away from rivals to win the 200m in 22.14 seconds (+2.2 mps), with McLaughlin-Whilby second in 22.70, and the United States’ Shalonda Solomon third in 22.80 seconds.NO START FOR SHELLYJamaica’s World and Olympic champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who was expected to compete, did not start in the event.Billed as the female race of the meet, the women’s 400 did not disappoint. It was close going all the way before 2014 winner and last year’s second-place finisher Francena McCorory of the United States won in 50.52 ahead of Williams-Mills, 50.87, while McPherson placed third in 51.20.Competing in her first race at home since winning the 100m hurdles World title a year ago, Williams, in a blanket finish, was nipped for third in 12.55 seconds. The United States pair of Brianna Rollins, 12.52 and Queen Harrison (12.54) took first and second, respectively.Among the men, Bailey-Cole, who was missing from the track most of last year due to injury, won a close 100m in 10.01 seconds. The United States’ Mike Rodgers was second in 10.03, with local Julian Forte third in 10.06.”I am happy going into the Trials this year as I didn’t have a win on my mind as I just came out to see where I am because of the hamstring injury I had, but definitely, this win has really boosted my confidence for the remainder of the season,” said Bailey-Cole.Powell led from the start and took the men’s 200 metres in 20.45 seconds.Beejay Lee of the United States was second in 20.52, the same time done by third-place Jamaican Rasheed Dwyer.Francis closed the show by winning the men’s 400m in a season best 44.85 seconds, getting the better of Vernon Norwood of the United States (45.00) and Kevin Borlee of Belgium, 45.17.Earlier, there was a vintage performance from World Junior 400m hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde. He upstaged his more senior rivals, only to be edged out by Bahamian Jeffrey Gibson (48.96).Hyde clocked a season best 49.16 seconds, with experienced American Bershawn Jackson third in 49.29 seconds.- R. G.
The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) nabbed a Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara man with 559 Ecstasy pills weighing 219.7 grams. Kenton Haynes was arrested between Charlotte Street and Orange Walk, Georgetown.Kenton HayneBased on reports received, Haynes and other males were arrested and taken into custody after agents of CANU intervened during an Ecstasy transaction being conducted at Orange Walk. The illegal pills were found in possession of Haynes.On Friday, Haynes was charged and appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He denied the charge and was granted $200,000 bail. As a condition for bail, he was ordered to lodge his passport and report to CANU headquarters on a weekly basis until the completion of the matter.The case was adjourned for November 1.
“I feel sad at the moment, (but) want fully to remain in charge,” Lopetegui said.“This is a big blow but I am strong enough to know everything can be turned around. There is a long way to go and I have a lot of faith in this group of players.”Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring at the Camp Nou while Arturo Vidal headed in a fifth to cap a late flurry of three goals in 15 minutes.Madrid had threatened a comeback when Marcelo made it 2-1 early in the second half but they were defensively frantic again while mistakes from Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos proved costly.Defeat means they stay ninth in La Liga, seven points behind Barcelona, who return to the top of the table.“We all know how the world of football works, and the final responsibility lies with the coach,” Lopetegui said.“I am not stupid but here we win together and lose together. I still believe we are at an early stage of the season and Madrid this year will celebrate.“It is hard, a defeat is always hard, even more at Barcelona. We have the feeling that we could have turned the game around, we had chances to equalise, and go on and win.”Ernesto Valverde was under pressure too last month but as Madrid’s dip has deepened, Barca have found their rhythm.They have now taken 13 points from a possible 15 across the league and Champions League, through a difficult run of opponents.“I’m very happy because we know the talent our opponent has,” Valverde said. “We can enjoy it now but if it helps us win the league, I will enjoy it even more.”On Suarez, Valverde added: “It seems normal to me. Last year, people were saying he didn’t score enough but I know the work he puts in and he gets the rewards that he deserves.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lopetegui saw his Real side fail to win for the fifth straight La Liga match © AFP / Josep LAGOBARCELONA, Spain, Oct 28 – Julen Lopetegui wants to remain in charge of Real Madrid and believes he can turn their season around despite a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Barcelona on Sunday.Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick to leave Lopetegui’s future in serious doubt. After going more than eight hours without a goal earlier this month, Madrid have now managed just one win in six matches.
Naomh Muire Presentation Night 2016:Last night we held our Annual Presentation Night in Carey’s Viking House Hotel. Our Guest of Honour on the night was Neil Gallagher , who took part in a Questions & Answers session. Catherine Bonner made a presentation to Neil to thank him. Megan Burns made a presentation, on behalf of the Ladies team, to their Manager John McGarvey.The Ladies Team were also presented with their Non-county League Medals.Award Winners on the Night:Ladies:Player of Year: Megan BurnsMost dedicated: Katie McDevittReserves:Player of Year: Hugh McGeadyYoung Player of the Year: Bryan GrantSeniors:Player of the Year: Harry HardenYoung Player of the Year: Shaun BurnsThe Boot: Seamus RoartyClub person of the Year: Catherine BonnerSEAMUS ROARTY GETS THE ‘BOOT’ AT NAOMH MUIRE GAA PRESENTATION NIGHT was last modified: February 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRESport
George Groves and James DeGale will both be in action at the Echo Arena on 22 November.It has been announced that Groves will face American Denis Douglin at the Liverpool venue, where his arch-rival and fellow West Londoner DeGale is already scheduled to fight former world title challenger Marco Antonio Periban of Mexico.The super-middleweights, who met in May 2011 when Groves narrowly beat DeGale on points, are on course to challenge for world titles next year.DeGale is the mandatory challenger for the IBF belt held by Nottingham’s Carl Froch, who followed up a controversial win over Groves by knocking out the Hammersmith man in their rematch at Wembley in May.“I want to box as regularly as possible and I’m confident I can get the job done.”George GrovesGroves bounced back from those defeats – his first two losses – by beating Christopher Rebrasse last month, picking up the European title and more importantly becoming the mandatory challenger to face WBC champion Anthony Dirrell.“I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring,” said Groves.“This is a chance for me to impress on a big card. I plan to steal the show.“It’s a calculated risk, lose this fight and I lose my shot at Dirrell. But I want to stay active. I want to box as regularly as possible and I’m confident I can get the job done.“I’ve good memories of fighting at the Echo Arena. It’s been a happy hunting ground for me in the past. I fought my third professional fight there against Paul Samuels and I picked up a lot of fans in Liverpool that night.“They’re a lively bunch and I hope to bump into a few of them when I’m back in November.”Douglin, who has a record of 17-3 with 10 knockouts, said: “This is a big opportunity for me.“Win this fight and I’m a step closer to realising my dream of becoming world champion.“Groves is a great boxer. It will be a tough fight but I’m ready to cause an upset. I’m coming to fight my fight and to beat Groves on his home turf.”The Liverpool show is headlined by a rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew.The pair are meeting at cruiserweight, with Liverpudlian Bellew having previously lost on points to Wales’ Cleverly in a light-heavyweight world title fight.See also:Groves & DeGale weigh in ahead of fightsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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A wartime airstrip laid 66 years ago helped Arunachal Pradesh create history on Monday by becoming the last of the eight northeastern States to be on India’s commercial flight service map.Pasighat Airport, too, made it to the record books — as India’s easternmost airport with civilian operations — when an Alliance Air flight touched down at 2.30 p.m. from Kolkata via Guwahati carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and other passengers.Pasighat, about 570 km northeast of Guwahati, is the headquarters of East Siang district and the State’s oldest city. The airport is roughly on 95.33°E Longitude while Mohanbarie Airport near Dibrugarh in adjoining Assam, hitherto the easternmost civilian airport, is on 94.91°E longitude.“Today’s a historic day, ending our long wait for fixed-wing flights. This flight service also underlines the focus of our government on providing air and road connectivity to the remotest parts of Arunachal Pradesh,” Mr. Khandu said, after alighting from the 48-seater ATR-42 aircraft.The Alliance Air flight took off a couple of hours later for Kolkata. Officials of Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, said the near-full flight holds promise for the thrice-a-week service on the Kolkata-Guwahati-Pasighat circuit introduced under UDAN, the regional air connectivity scheme.Built in 1952Pasighat Airport, one of six operational advance landing grounds (ALGs) in Arunachal Pradesh primarily for military use, was laid in 1952 but was virtually abandoned after the China-India war in 1962 until the Indian Air Force took it over in 2010. The airport was inaugurated in August 2016 with the landing of a Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet. A civilian terminal was built in 2017 and a test landing of Alliance Air’s commercial flight was carried out in April this year.Arunachal Pradesh is working on a bigger airport at Hollongi near Itanagar. The project is yet to take off because of land acquisition issues.On April 27, the UDAN scheme connected Meghalaya’s Umroi Airport near State capital Shillong via an 18-seater Air Deccan flight. Umroi, though, had erratic commercial flight service more than a decade ago.Air connectivity for Sikkim, too, was opened on March 10 this year when a 70-seater SpiceJet flight from Kolkata touched down at Pakyong Airport near Gangtok.Assam is the best air-connected State in the northeast with Guwahati being the communication hub. The other civilian airports with commercial flight service are at Dibrugarh, Silchar, Jorhat, north Lakhimpur and Tezpur.The busiest airports after Guwahati in the northeast are Imphal and Agartala, followed by Lengpui near Mizoram’s capital Aizawl, and Nagaland’s commercial hub of Dimapur.
The Golden Globes are less than a week away, and we’re getting ready to see who’s going to impress America with their talent, experience and best work.Just like the stars who are preparing to showcase their work from the last year, you need to start preparing a job-winning cover letter for your job search. Your cover letter is your first chance to give employers a sneak preview of what you have to offer as a professional; you want to vividly paint a picture of your experience for your audience. And if you really want to pique their interest, you must give them a cover letter that will leave them wanting more.To create a dazzling cover letter that will “wow” employers, check out these job-winning cover letter tips:Customize everything to your audience.Employers want to know how you can help the company grow and accomplish its goals. The key to writing a “wow”-worthy cover letter is taking the time to customize it to each job for which you’re applying. Regardless of how tedious or time-consuming this process may be, it’s what’s going to set you apart from other job seekers.When writing your cover letter, make sure to use accomplishment stories related to the job posting and company. If there is a particular qualification or value the company emphasizes, do your best to relate your experience to those needs. Employers want to learn if there’s a chance you could be the right fit by reading your cover letter. The only way you’re going to stand out is if you’re able to relate your skills and experience to the position and the company’s mission.Let your passion shine through.Something many job seekers tend to leave out of their cover letter is their passion. It’s important to let employers know why you’re passionate about your career because it shows them you’ll be an invested employee.Don’t be afraid to share why your profession is the best path for you and how your passion will contribute to the success of the employer. Plus, when you share your passion in your cover letter, you’re giving the employer a taste of your personality and your possible fit for their culture.Sell your soft skills.When you submit your resume and cover letter to an employer, you’re selling your experience and skills. Your resume should showcase your technical skills and experience, whereas your cover letter should provide an in-depth illustration of some of your accomplishments.When writing your cover letter, be sure to share a story that illustrates a soft skill and how it helped you reach success. For example, you should share how your ability to lead a team helped increase sales at a previous job. By showing employers what you have to offer in addition to your technical skills, you’ll be able to set yourself apart from other candidates.Be personal and relatable.Employers want to hear your story and how it relates to the job opening. Just as mentioned earlier about customizing your cover letter to meet an employer’s qualifications, you also want it to relate to your audience. Writing a cover letter is just like telling a story — if you truly want to relate to an employer, you need to add a personal touch to it. Don’t be afraid to share your passions or an anecdote from your journey. Explain to the employer how and why you’re the perfect fit for the company. This will help you leave a lasting first impression with the reader.Above all, be honest and transparent.While everyone loves a good story, you need to make sure your story isn’t outrageous or unbelievable. Many job seekers are tempted to talk up their experience and skills in a cover letter, however, it’s important you don’t fall into this trap. As you write your cover letter, don’t advertise skills you can’t offer. Make sure your cover letter is as genuine and transparent as possible. This will help you build credibility and convince employers you are the best candidate for the position.Anyone can write a job-winning cover letter. By focusing on your accomplishments, passions, and soft skills, you’ll be able to catch the attention of employers and land a job.What tips do you have for writing a job-winning cover letter?
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Don Raskin, Senior Partner at MME, advertising and marketing agency, and author of The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting Your Dream Job points out, “If an employee is given a choice to be a part of the interview team for their next manager, the employee should always say ‘yes’. . . it will allow them to have a say in whom they will be working for, but most importantly, whom they will be learning from once the manager is hired.” Serving in this capacity can feel both exciting and worrisome; it’s a big responsibility. Here’s how to own it. Know what you’re targetingIt’s hard to find what you’re seeking if you don’t know what that looks like; crystallize it for yourself. Review the position description, and think about what you need in a manager. Consider past managers you’ve reported to: What qualities stand out? What priorities does a great manager champion? How do stellar leaders communicate? If you’ve had the misfortune of working for poor leaders, what made them difficult? For Raskin, great managers have five core qualities. He advises: “Find a candidate who possesses all five, and you have found your next hire.” Raskin outlines his criteria that make a great manager: Listens – a great manager speaks when necessary, but spends most of the time listening and learning. That will allow for the opportunity to formulate opinions and problem solve, which is one of the manager’s primary job functions.Mentors – a manager who shares experiences others can learn lessons from is a manager others will benefit from.Empowers – you want a manager who offers an employee the power to make decisions on their own. This power will allow the employee to develop more rapidly and build an understanding that their voice really matters.Leads by example – Example: when a manager works hard, those around the manager will step up and work hard. It is difficult to ask others to work hard when the manager doesn’t do so.Has your back – When you know your manager will stick up for you, you will work much harder on behalf of your manager.Synthesize your own criteria for what constitutes an outstanding manager, and use that to guide your search. How to Interview for a Senior-Level JobThe anatomy of a questionIt takes effort to prepare strategic interview questions. Give yourself time to think about the smaller picture of your team’s daily operations and the bigger picture of what your organization does. Raskin points out: “An interviewer prepares strategic questions by looking at the company mission and asking questions about how the manager envisions achieving the mission.” Next, consider what questions would tease out relevant details. Raskin explains how to formulate strategic questions: “A good interview question allows for the respondent to answer the question in a way that shows how they will think and act. It also allows for the respondent to answer and present their thinking in a logical and sequential way.”Raskin offers these sample questions. Notice how they directly hinge on his management criteria: “Empowers – How do decisions get made between you and your employees? You want to hear that the manager says he trusts his employees to make their own decisions, but if they are unsure they can come to him/her and they can make a decision together.Has your back – How would you handle a situation where an employee comes to you and tells you they made a mistake? You want to hear the manager say that you will work through the mistake together until the mistake is fixed. Mentors – Can you describe your management style? You want to hear that the manager is always there for you so you can get a point of view based on their experience.”Formulate questions that unearth the qualities you’re seeking. If you’re new to the role of interviewer, consider running them by your HR colleagues for an extra vote of confidence.35 Interview Questions 30-Somethings Should Be Prepared to AnswerHeed your gutNon-verbals can relay important information that can inform your gut instincts, so take note. Pay attention to how you feel in each candidates’ company: Is s/he comfortable surrendering the floor? Does s/he seem to need to dominate the conversation? Does s/he listen or interrupt? Observe and note communication styles, keeping in mind that the interview situation is a high-pressure case study for interviewees. Raskin points out other key non-verbals: “[A] firm handshake tells you everything you need to know at the start of the interview. It demonstrates confidence, leadership and passion. . . . Eye contact is critical during the interview. Strong eye contact allows the candidate to quickly bond with the interviewer and build a relationship.” Your gut feeling is important, but make sure to fortify it with data and evidence from the interview.Prepare to field questions Job interviews are a two-way conversation. Strategic interviewees foster good conversations about the open position. One way they do so is by posing strategic questions. Prepare to field questions about your tenure, team and institution. Prompting conversation by asking key questions is not just a positive quality in an interviewee, it’s a positive quality in a manager. You’ve got thisEarning the nod to serve on an interview team gives you voice in an important decision, and it bolsters your professional skillset. Recognize the compliment, and embrace the opportunity. Restaurant Manager Red Lobster Wichita, KS 3.4★
Serbian winger Andrija Zivkovic is a target for Arsenal.Record says Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Zivkovic at the Under-21 European Championship.The Benfica striker played the full 90 minutes this afternoon as Serbia lost their first game of the tournament 2-0 to Portugal in Poland.Arsenal are still tracking his progress.It is said the Gunners have several scouts in Poland watching players like Zivkovic.No approach has been made for the player, who has a £52.5million release clause.