UTech Rewards Students for Academic and Sports Excellence

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_imgRelatedUTech Rewards Students for Academic and Sports Excellence RelatedUTech Rewards Students for Academic and Sports Excellence FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Over 150 students of the University of Technology (UTech) were, on Thursday (Oct. 4), presented with awards by the institution in recognition of their outstanding achievements in sports and academics during the 2010/11 and 2011/12 school years. The presentations, which were made during UTech’s inaugural Students’ Academic and Sport Awards Ceremony, at its Papine Campus in St. Andrew, saw some 83 students receiving awards for outstanding academic performances. They included: Kemoy Raymore, who made the Dean’s list for the 2010/11 academic year; and Cudian Buckley, Tilvan Grant, Vinston Mattocks, Francine White, Stacey Peart, and O’Brien Brown, who made the list for 2011/12. Eighty-six student athletes, who were able to attain and maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), or higher score, were also recognised. Among them were: Jacques Harvey, who received the 2010/11 Male Student Athlete of the Year award; and Carrie Russell and Anneisha McLaughlin, who shared the Female title. The 2011/12 Male Student Athlete award went Simon Tomlinson, with Olympic champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, copping the Female version for the period. Speaking at the ceremony, UTech President, Professor the Hon. Errol Morrison, noted that the institution has been successful in mastering the combination of sports and academics. “This is something unique being pioneered by UTech, where we’re recognising the combination of academia and sports. UTech shows the way in combining these two (areas) in a meaningful way through its Faculty of Science and Sport,” he remarked. Professor Morrison said the success of this undertaking was evidenced through the continued outstanding performances of its athletes, who, in the process, have managed to maintain high grades. “Of our over 300 student athletes…30 per cent of them are performing in their academic pursuits at a GPA of 3.0 or more,” he remarked. Professor Morrison made special mention of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, whom, he said, continues to perform at a remarkable level, both in her sport and academic pursuits. He noted that the Olympian, who won three medals, two Gold and a Silver, at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games, will graduate from the institution this year with “excellent grades, and plans to go on to post-graduate studies”. “Let Shelly-Ann’s success be a motivation to our youth throughout this country, and beyond. Reminding them of the good old adage, ‘what man has done, man can do’,” he stated. In his remarks, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Sport, Associate Professor, Dr. Colin Gyles, said the faculty’s main aim is to have students attain the highest levels of sports performance, while maintaining top academic grades. “We recognise that the period for sports performance is very short-lived. And not only is it short-lived for those who actively compete, but some will also compete and not be the best. So persons must be prepared to be able to take care of themselves and have a fulfilling life after the days of successful sport performance,” he remarked. Meanwhile, Chairman of telecommunications firm, LIME, Christopher Dehring, who was guest speaker, underscored the importance of Jamaicans recognising the economic impact that sports can generate for Jamaica. “It (sports) is one of the biggest, most complex, and fastest growing industries in the world,” he remarked. Mr. Dehring informed that the earning potential from sports for Jamaicans and the country, on a whole, is remarkable. He cited, as an example, Jamaica and West Indies cricketer, Chris Gayle, whom, he pointed out, is able to generate earnings in excess of US$1 million, from participation in six weeks of competitive cricket matches. In noting the significant impact which Jamaica has on sports globally, he stressed the need for the nation’s administrators to make every effort to exploit the derivable economic opportunities and benefits. “Our brand in sports is so powerful that we need to be taking this opportunity to invest in it, to build it, and to create an industry,” Mr. Dehring emphasized. UTech’s Faculty of Science and Sport gives scientific support to the training and development of world-class professionals, in keeping with the institution’s focus on promoting “Excellence through Knowledge”. It offers electives in some 14 modalities, including: football, tennis, badminton, track and field, and golf. RelatedUTech Rewards Students for Academic and Sports Excellencecenter_img UTech Rewards Students for Academic and Sports Excellence EducationOctober 8, 2012 Advertisementslast_img read more


Shelburne Museum’s Spring Fest begins May 12

Posted On Dec 31 2020 by

first_imgShelburne Museum, Inc.,Celebrate spring and new exhibitions at Shelburne Museums Spring Fest, Sunday, May 12 Mothers Day. The opening day festival features indoor and outdoor activities for visitors of all ages.Garden tours, a scavenger hunt and a Mothers Day doll tea party are just a few of the happenings planned for the day. The museums 400 lilacs in 90 varieties will also be on display.  Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and provide tips on gardening. Local expert Charlie Nardozzi will offer insights into heirloom vegetable gardening. The day-long celebration also marks the opening of several new special exhibitions including Larger than Life: Quilts by Velda  Newman, a vibrant and masterful display of contemporary fiber art and Trail Blazers: Horse-Powered Vehicles, which draws parallels between 19th century carriages from the collection and todays automotive culture.The family-friendly day includes:Walking Tours of the Museum Grounds. Rick Peters, director of grounds, leads tours of the museums gardens and grounds.Gallery Tour: Coverlets, Yoder Rugs and Velda Newman. Senior Curator Jean Burks on the new textile exhibitions in Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery.Heirloom Vegetable Gardening. Local gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi talks about old-fashioned varieties that are popular today.Mothers Day Doll Tea Party. Bring a doll along for refreshments, doll hair salon, jewelry-making and games.Talk: Easy on the Gardener and Gentle on the Earth with Judith Irven. Tips on how to garden sustainably. Spring Fest is May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is $11 for Vermont residents and $5 for Vermont resident children. Admission for out-of-state residents is $22 for adults and $11 for children. For more information, visit www.shelburnemuseum.org(link is external)Below is a list of several new exhibitions that are open May 12 through October 31.Larger than Life: Quilts by Velda Newman, a vibrant and masterful display of contemporary fiber art.Trail Blazers: Horse-Powered Vehicles, exploring connections between 19th century carriages from the collection and todays automotive culture.Ogden Pleissner, Landscape Painter, highlights from the collection of Pleissners watercolor sketches and finished paintings.On June 22 the exhibition Wyeth Vertigo opens, featuring works by three generations of one of the most influential families in modern American art, N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth.The Alphabet of Sheep by Patty Yoder,  rugs of the noted contemporary rug hooker from the series that celebrates her family and the beloved sheep they raised at Black House Farm in Vermont.About Shelburne Museum:  Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is one of North Americas finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 38 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museums beautifully landscaped 45-acre campus. Shelburnes collection includes works by the great Impressionists Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas as well as a prized collection of folk art including trade signs, weathervanes and quilts. Shelburne Museum opens on May 12 and will remain open year-round with the opening of the new Center for Art and Education on August 18.SHELBURNE, Vermont (May 2, 2013)last_img read more


Police says that alleged kidnapping report is false

Posted On Sep 26 2020 by

first_img 718 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img LocalNews Police says that alleged kidnapping report is false by: – March 11, 2019 Sharing is caring! Deputy Chief of the Dominica Police Force, Lincoln Corbette made a statement that the alleged report regarding the kidnap of the missing teen is indeed false.Rhianna Serrant was reported kidnapped on the morning of Mar.9, 2019 in the village of Point Mitchel by two masked men in an unknown vehicle.On Mar.10, 2019, Serrant was reported discovered in a healthy state in the village of Stockfarm by a Stockfarm resident according to the Dominica Police Force.Corbette reported, “Infact, investigations have confirmed thus far, that this report is false. From all the investigations we have done, it is conformed that the date was pre arranged and that she had way advanced plans to leave her parents home and be with some person.”He also firmly said that the young lady was not abducted and that he is disturbed by the public’s opinion of the Police department  not offering any assistance.“In fact, from the moment this report was made, we have done many many searches and you would have seen us on the road doing our duty and we have spent a lot of resources, looking and searching from all angles for this young lady.”Corbet conveyed that Serrant did not intend to be found according to investigations.last_img read more


Boxing legend Mike Tyson backs Fury to gain rematch revenge and take WBC heavyweight title from Deontay Wilder in Vegas

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! MIKE TYSON has backed his Brit namesake to get rematch revenge on Deontay Wilder on Saturday.The Baddest Man on the Planet has gone against his fellow American knockout artist and thrown his support behind Tyson Fury, who was named in his honour.Mike Tyson has backed namesake Tyson Fury to defeat his fellow American Deontay Wilder next weekCredit: InstagramWilder defends his WBC Title against Fury in Las Vegas in the early hours of next SundayCredit: EPAThe 53-year-old boxing legend said: “I like both of them as fighters, they both came from nothing and achieved becoming heavyweight champion, you have to respect that, I was in their position one time.“In the first fight I was hoping for Tyson Fury, I always pulled for him because he was named after me, that is the natural thing to do, right?“I was always biased toward him. He is very likeable, he is a nice person.“I never understood Tyson, I just kept seeing him beating decent fighters.“I didn’t know if they were washed up or throwing the fights because Tyson did not look like he should be beating them.“But he was and he was laughing at them, that made me a fan. He is so much better than what he appears to be and looks like.”Iron Mike watched the sensational first fight in 2018, when Fury twice rose from the canvas to salvage a draw after he had surged ahead on points. The 12th round resurrection was bar far the most incredible and the Hangover movie star said it was straight out of Hollywood.He said: “It was almost like a fairytale how he went down and got back it, it looked like he was finished. It looked like a screenplay.“He amazed a lot of people by getting up. He showed he is tough, he got up and won the final round.“I thought it was over, then he got up and it was like Rocky, he then fought back. It was amazing, it made me a fan. It takes great fortitude and belief.”Wilder recently dared to claim he would beat history’s youngest ever heavyweight champion in a dream cross-era bout.But the once terrifying Tyson, who wrestled his pet tigers and bit chunks out of a couple of opponents, has a far more Zen outlook now.When asked if Wilder would KO him in a fantasy fight, he said: “I don’t know but I love the fact that he thinks he would.“Because if I was asked about fighting him, I would say that I would win as well.“He is supposed to think like that, he is the heavyweight champion of the world and that is something very special and I hope he never forgets that.”Fury vs Wilder 2 – Date, UK start time, live stream, TV channel, full undercard and latest odds for HUGE Vegas fight People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicoptercenter_img Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTINGlast_img read more


Pique once again whistled and jeered while wearing a Spain shirt

Posted On Aug 6 2020 by

first_img Many supporters had gathered to support Pique and La Roja in Logroño, as Vicente del Bosque, Iniesta, Nolito and Etxeita had urged them to do, but not everyone did. Throughout the qualifying campaign for Euro 2016, the players have reiterated that the whistles affect the whole team, but those words have not convinced the more unruly fans.  Upd. at 21:42 09/10/2015 Something which happens in very few countries, sadly ocurrs in Spain. Gerard Pique was once again whistled and jeered by sections of the Spain support during the match against Luxembourg at Las Gaunas.  CESTcenter_img Far from encouraging their own players, they go one worse and boo, pinpointing a player because they are not able to respect an opinion which is not in line with theirs; unable to differentiate between sport and politics. Sport EN Already in the training sessions leading up to the game there had been some, less noisy jeers towards Pique. In the game they were worse, as had already happened in the game between Spain and Slovakia in Oviedo in September. It’s not a favourable image for Spain to project in front of the rest of Europe.last_img read more


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Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgNEVER has BEACONSFIELD had such vocal and sustained support as the Eagles battled to beat DEVON MEADOWS on the weekend….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img


Coaching coup for Kangaroos

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgBy David Nagel CRANBOURNE’s 2011 premiership coach Doug Koop is back in the fold of the South East Football Netball…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img


Galway Athletics Report

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgAll Ireland combined events The All Ireland Schools combined events were held in Athlone IT over the weekendBrendan Lynch of St Brigid’s College, Loughrea won the Senior Boys event with a score of 3200 and clocked 4 personal bests along the way in a superb display of all round athletics. Lynch started with the 60m hurdles running8.79, threw 10.1 metres in the Shot, put in a huge Long Jump of 6.07m, and finished by sprinting the 200m in 23.30 and doing the 800m in 2.10.95. Ben Garrard of Craughwell AC finished 4th with 2900points in the same event.Laura Cunningham of Presentation Athenry finished 3rd and claimed bronze in the Senior Girls event with a total of 2392 points.There were other good performances from Ryan McNelis of Athenry who finished 5th in the Inter Boys, Eoghan Jennings of Carraroe who placed seventh in Junior boys, and his brother Daragh who was fifth in the Minor Boys event.Corofin AC 8k Corofin AC hosts their annual 8k road race this Sunday 5th November. The race starts and finishes in the village of Corofin at 2pm and takes a flat fast route. Race entrants are asked to assemble at the local Community Centre (Dr. Duggan Hall) at 1:50pm prior to being directed to the start line.Entry fee of €15. T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 200 entrants.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Corrib AC Run with the Wind racesCorrib Athletic Club hosted the fourth edition of their Run Like the Wind 4k and 8k Races, at the newly opened Galway Wind Park Saturday last. Seamus Leddy of GCH made a welcome return to action winning the 4k race, in 15.16 with his clubmate Jean O’Connor first lady home, James Maher of Templemore AC won the 8k race in a time of 28.45, with David Carter second in 30.18 and former Irish international Deirdre Byrne third, and first lady home in 30.42. Galway City Harriers Senior Ladies team retained their National title with an incredible display of distance running.This year’s squad comprised of Grainne Ni Uallachain, Elaine Walsh, and Siobhan Egan, and the squad each ran outstanding races. Ni Uallachain and Walsh both broke the 3-hour barrier running 2.58 and2.59 respectively, taking National individual category medals as well, while Egan knocked five minutes off her previous best to clock 3.03 and also win a bronze 035 category medal.There were other good performances from Tara Whyte, a recent GCH signing who ran 3.08, while Eilis Ni Dhuill also GCH clocked 3.12 in her first marathon. Tammie Corrigan of Athenry AC looked at ease running a super time of 3.10.Jerome Debize of GCH was first Galway man over the line, running a solid 2 hours 44 minutes, with Culain O’Meara also of the city club having a great day at the office clocking 2.50, with other sub three-hour performances coming from Diarmuid Hennessy 2.55, Gerry Carty, 2.55, Jimmy Ward 2.56, Padraig McHugh 2.58 and Tony O’Connor 2.58, all of GCH. Kieran Staunton of Athenry AC continued his excellent form running 2.52.Martin Kearney of GCH won the National title contenders at Individual level at O60 age groups, running a personal best of 3 hours 2 minutes to do so. Michael Greene also of GCH won bronze at Over 65, running 3.35.Frankfurt MarathonAt the Frankfurt Marathon held Sunday last, Athenry AC’s Jane Ann Meehan put on the performance of the weekend, clocking a superb 2 hours 50 minutes, while clubmate Gearoid Rohan also broke 3 hours, as he clocked 2hrs 53 minutes.Connacht Juvenile and Senior League Cross Country Championships GCH U 16 Boys team. Alvaro Garcia, Barry Murphy, Eoghan Jennings and Cillian Jordan, Connacht Cross Country championsLeitrim Athletics County Board hosted the Connacht Even Age Juvenile Championships and the first day of the Senior League Cross Country Championships for 2017, last Sunday, at Carly/St. Josephs GAA Club, Sligo.Eanna Folan of GCH led home the Senior race with a controlled victory, ahead of Paddy O’Toole of Westport AC, and James Frizzell also GCH in third. The ladies race was won by Adrianna Melia of Longford AC, while Aoife King of GCH was second Junior lady home.At Juvenile level, Aoibheann Fitzpatrick of Ballinasloe and District AC won the U12 Girls race, leading her team to second overall. In the U12 Boys, Mathys Bocquet of Craughwell AC was second overall, while Tuam AC won silver in the team event.At U14 Level, Emma Moore of Galway City Harriers was second girl home, and led GCH to the team title. Oisin Keane of East Galway AC ran a fine second in the U14 Boys race.At U16 level, Eimear Rowe of GCH Claimed bronze in the Girls race, with GCH taking second team, while Sean Cotter of Craughwell AC also won bronze in the U16 Boys. GCH won team gold via Barry Murphy, Alvaro Garcia, Eoghan Jennings and Cillian Jordan.Aaron Brennan of GCH won silver in the U18 Boys, while Sarah Gilhooley of Athenry was third in the U18 Girls. Connacht Primary Schools, Juvenile and Senior League FixturesLongford Athletics County Board will host the Connacht Uneven Age Juvenile Championships for U11s, U 13s, U15s, U17s and U19s, and day two of the Senior League Cross Country Championships for 2017, next Sunday, 5th November in Moyne College, Co. Longford.The Connacht Primary Schools Finals and Adult League races, is now refixed for Saturday 18th November, at St Brigid’s GAA grounds, Kiltoom, Roscommoncenter_img The annual Dublin City Marathon was held last Sunday around the streets of the capital. The event an incorporated the National Marathon championships, and saw some incredible performances from Galway club athletes. Dublin Marathonlast_img read more


Free Flights offered to Irish people if they move back for jobs from Australia

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgThousands of free flights will be offered to Irish people living in Australia if they move back for job vacancies available in the country. The Gifts of air tickets initiative has been launched in an attempt to give young people the incentive to return back to their homeland.Roadshows will be held throughout Australia between November 8 and 13 in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, organised by Irish firm FRS Recruitment. According to the Independent.ie, the company stated that Ireland currently has 12,000 IT job vacancies, more than 2,500 jobs in MedTech firms, 2,300 jobs in the agri-food sector, 150 vacancies for doctors, 100 other healthcare sector jobs, and 120 professional posts in construction, and large numbers of financial sector vacancies.While the free flights’ offer extends to all sectors, FRS will be targeting personnel who wish to work in the construction, IT, healthcare, medical device/pharmaceutical and financial sectors.Free Flights offered to Irish people if they move back for jobs from Australia was last modified: November 4th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Australiaemmigrationjobslast_img read more


Blitzbokke sparkle in Mandela Bay Sevens

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img9 December 2013Backed by a 32 000-strong crowd, the Springbok Sevens team scored an emotional 17-14 victory over New Zealand in the final of the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.In a stadium bearing the name of the recently deceased and much-loved former president Nelson Mandela, the crowd helped lift the Blitzbokke out of an early 0-14 deficit and on to a deserved victory, which they dedicated to the iconic statesman.Ironclad defenceThroughout the event, the South African team’s defence had been ironclad, while the side was also very effective on the attack. In the final, the team’s aggressive defence carried them to the title as New Zealand, after their two early tries, were kept pinned in their half.Branco du Preez brought South Africa to within two points of the Kiwis at the break by using his fast feet to cross for two tries and after the break, captain Kyle Brown crossed for the match-winning five-pointer.His winning score came after the Blitzbokke had forced New Zealand to kick for touch from their own try line. After claiming the throw-in on the 22, Brown, instead of passing back to the scrumhalf, spun towards the sideline, handing off a would-be tackler and ducking beneath a second tackle, to find his way to the try line open.Still, South Africa led by only three points. New Zealand, though, could not escape the pressure of the Springboks’ suffocating defence and the Blitzbokke provided coach Neil Powell with his first win since he took charge of the team at the beginning of the HSBC World Series.‘We needed to be close’“We needed to be close to New Zealand at the break, so when we scored late in the first half, it meant a lot to the guys,” Powell said after the game.“It is an unbelievable feeling. Credit to the guys in the squad. I think they showed a lot of character out there tonight and I’m really proud of each and every one of them, and the management as well.”Powell said “Madiba Magic” helped his team to the title. “It was a very emotional weekend for all South Africans,” he said,” but we realised that we needed to do it for his memory and for ourselves. We could only do it by playing as a team and playing for each other.”‘We had to dig deep’Springbok Sevens captain Kyle Brown praised his team mates for their special effort. “We were all desperate for a good result and knew that we had to do this as a team. We had to dig deep to come back, but I never doubted the character and will to win,” he said.“This is a special win and we cannot thank the crowd enough for their support. It was also important for us to keep improving and following our fourth place at the Gold Coast and second spot in Dubai, a win here justified the hard work the squad has put into training.”ResultsThe Blitzbokke comfortably topped their pool on the first day of the event, defeating Canada 24-7, Spain 38-0 and Kenya 27-7.On day two, they were in scintillating form, thrashing Portugal 45-0 in the quarterfinals and Argentina 31-0 in the semi-finals before edging the Kiwis, whose closest game before the final had been a 19-5 win over Samoa in the semi-finals.New Zealand continue to top the World Series standings with 58 points, but their lead over South Africa is down to only two points. Fiji are in third place with 48 points and England are fourth on the log with 40 points.last_img read more