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UPDATED: Weekend start for Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship

first_img POINT SYSTEM Athletes will get nine points for a win; seven for second place; six, five, four, three, two, and one point for individual events; and 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2 for the relay. Points will be accumulated from the regional meets and carried over to the Grand Prix Final to determine the overall school champions. Technical committee chairman Maurice Wilson is expecting stiff competition in the sprints at the Western Championships, while the field events should take the spotlight in Kingston. “The 100m and the 200m should bring a lot of attention because the athletes from that region are comparable to athletes from the central and other regions. With the Youngster Goldsmith, the long jump should be of interest because of athletes coming out of Calabar High and even as far as Oberlin High. With Kingston College and Calabar, we are expecting good competition in the throws and the discus,” he said. St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), the defending boys’ champions, should get a head start with defending 200m Grand Prix champion Nigel Ellis expected to perform well again this season. Wilson also challenged athletes to hunt for prizes that would add to their schools’ programmes. The champion schools will receive $1 million, runner-up $500,000, and third-place $200,000 worth of gym equipment. Should an athlete break a record at any of the six meets, he/she will be awarded a scholarship that will be made payable directly to the school that the athlete will be attending in September 2016. The coaches of the 2016 Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Championship-winning male school and female school will each receive $50,000. *Earlier this story had said that the Camperdown Classic would be held at the Usain Bolt Track on Saturday, February 13. That was incorrect. It will in fact be held at the National Stadium. KINGSTON: Top high school athletes from across the island will do battle for $16 million in cash and prizes in the 2016 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship, which gets under way this Saturday with the Western Championships at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay and the Youngster Goldsmith National Athletics Classics at the National Stadium in Kingston. Events to be contested in the seven-event Grand Prix Series are the 100 metres, 200m, 400m, 800m, long jump, high jump, discus, and 4x400m. The Grand Prix will continue with the Corporate Area Development Meet at the National Stadium on Thursday, February 11; Camperdown Classic at the National Stadium on Saturday, February 13; Central Championships at G. C. Foster College on Tuesday, February 16; and the Grand Prix final at the G. C. Foster Classics at G. C. Foster College on Saturday, February 20. The top two athletes from each event from the first five meets will earn the first six spots in the finals. There will be two wild card positions for the two next best athletes from any meet.last_img read more

Pine Pass should open by Monday evening

first_imgPhoto:  This photo was taken after an avalanche in the Pine Pass in Feb of 2008.  The truck driver didn’t suffer any injuries – Ministry of Transportation – Advertisement -The Pine Pass is expected to be open by late Monday, after an avalanche blocked part of Highway 97 between Mackenzie and Chetwynd.Ministry of Transportation officials say crews are currently in the area beginning the cleanup and hope to have the pass open either by Monday in the late afternoon or by the end of the day at the latest.Officials say the avalanche that occurred Sunday afternoon was fairly unusual since it happened while temperatures were hovering around -25 Celsius. They say avalanches normally occur with a large snowpack when temperatures begin to warm up and are usually around 0 C, making this particular avalanche unexpected.Currently, officials say the Peace River area is experiencing some of the worst weather in the province.Due to the extreme snowfall in both the South and North Peace regions, and resulting blowing snow, there are several travel advisories in effect. The advisories include Hwy 2, 29, 49, 52, 52 East, and sections of Highway 97. Officials are urging the public to check DriveBC.ca before travelling.Advertisement If you have a photo from this avalanche, email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comlast_img read more

Heritage Games open on September 21 at Everest

first_imgIndigenous Heritage month 2018 was officially launched under the theme “Proud of our Indigenous identity – celebrating in unity,” and one of the key items on the calendar of events is the highly anticipated Indigenous Heritage games.Archery at Heritage Games is growing and is now an integral part of the gamesThe month long activities in recognition of the indigenous people of Guyana will reach its peak when the annual games commence on September 21 at the Everest Cricket Cricket ground on Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown.The event has now grown to three days and will end on Sunday September 23 with the traditional male football final under floodlights. Over the three days, more than 500 athletes from the various regions of Guyana will converge in the nation’s capital, Georgetown to compete in archery, football, volleyball and cricket for bragging rights, trophies and cash prizes.In 2017, Port Kaituma of Region One took the male football title while Parima of Region Seven ran away with the top prize in the female football championships. On the cricket pitch, Mahdia of Region Eight were declared champions and Pakuri of Region Four won the title in the female category.On the volleyball court, Moruca of Region One made a clean sweep of both categories after some impressive performances.In addition to the highly competitive events, athletes and spectators will have the opportunity of some fun with the novelty games throughout the three days. Some of the side attraction events are; fire wood bursting, fire lighting, lime and spoon, ‘gam,’ hot tuma pot eating, Piwari drinking, turtle tug-o-war and wrestling.last_img read more