Missigher outruns Thomas for King Medas 5K Title

first_imgGUYANA’S Winston Missigher continues to make strides as Guyana’s top distance man, prevailing over Cleveland Thomas and Devaun Barrington, respectively, to claim the men’s category of the 7th Annual King-Medas/Pansy/Adonis 5K Classic, where Collia Rowe championed the women’s category, when the event concluded last Sunday at the Buxton Community Centre ground.Larry Josiah outclassed Orin Josiah to take the Men’s masters category, while the ever-fit Alicia Fortune won the Women’s masters category.South American Junior Championships bronze medallist, Anfernee Headecker picked up the win in the Boys’ 17-20 category after getting past Matthew McKenzie. Also in this category was Nationals 10km road race champion Ricky Williams who finished third.The Girls’ 17-20 win went to Leyanna Charles, who finished in front of Delicia Tinnis. Leoni Adams finished in third place.There was also a 5km Teachers’ race, which Jonathan Fagundes won.Times were not available for these events.Sunday’s 5km races marked the climax of four days of activities in the Classic which began last Thursday. Over 300 athletes participated in the various categories of the Classic.Following their achievements the respective winners received their prizes. Laptops and desktops were part of the over $3M in prizes distributed.Present at Sunday’s presentation ceremony was Director of Sport Christopher Jones, who said he hopes to see the life of the event continue, and come back even bigger and better next year. Plans are afoot to have the event shifted to August as of next year, to encourage more participation from the schools.Organiser of the event Andy King-Medas extended heartfelt thanks to all the participants for their support and urged the athletes to remain steadfast in their training and to find the right balance with their academics, since next year he will attempt to fund scholarships to the University of Guyana.King-Medas was also extremely appreciative of Banks DIH under their Rainforest Waters and Powerade brands.last_img read more

Fans Cheer Nigeria at the Super Eagles Dome in Lagos

first_imgThousands of ecstatic football fans in Lagos came out on Saturday night to cheer on the Nigerian national football team at Super Eagles Dome, where Star Lager, the official beer of the Super Eagles showed enormous support for the National Team.The venue showcased High-tech, multi-media technology giving a 360 degree experience, where fans rallied in support of the Super Eagles as they faced Croatia in their first match in Russia. Football supporters also experienced a beer village, where fans were treated to refreshing premium lager beer all through the night.One of the main attractions of the Super Eagles Dome was the exquisite Star Lager tunnel, which featured a LED screen that takes Football fans down memory lane of historic Super Eagle moments. There was also the Super Eagles Dome Studio, where some of the Ex Super Eagles players joined football pundit, Steve Dede, as they shared match analysis and the overview of the Super Eagles performance leading up to Russia.The fans were excited from the first half, relaxing with fun games and quizzes as Mc LafUp took to the stage. Some fans also went forward to participate in the thrilling games, as delicious finger food and cold glasses of Star Lager, were served to everyone.The experience reached fever-point, when “Oleku”crooner, Ice Prince took to the stage to delight the audience. The excited football fans engaged him in an unending sing-along, as he delivered some of his most popular tunes. It was indeed a night of great entertainment that lifted the spirit of the passionate Fans of the Super Eagles.Speaking at the venue, Abayomi Abidakun, Senior Brand Manager Star Lager Beer, Nigerian Breweries Plc, said,“The Super Eagles Dome is our way of supporting the Super Eagles of Nigeria as they represent our nation in Russia and also creating an atmosphere for fans to cheer the team on with “One United” voice. We are proud of the opportunity, given to Star Lager beer, to create an atmosphere where passionate fans can come and support the Super Eagles, irrespective of the score line at the end of the day.”The Super Eagles Dome was created for fans of the Nigerian national football team. It offers a 360-degree experience of “Football unusual”, with good music and amazing prize giveaways. It is scheduled to continue throughout the competition in Russia, and in multiple cities across Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ramayya ordered out of NA Hospital compound

first_imgRegional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Dr Veerasammy Ramayya was ordered out of the compound of the New Amsterdam Hospital, by the institution’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Colin Bynoe.Dr Veerasammy RamayyaRamayya reportedly went to the Hospital last Friday to investigate reports that one of the operating theatres was out of order. He was seen entering the office of the CEO for a closed-door meeting.However, moments later, staff reported seeing the REO exiting the office with Bynoe behind him shouting that he was the CEO of the Hospital. According to eyewitnesses, Bynoe told the REO that if he needed to visit the Hospital, he should first seek permission from him.Ramayya confirmed that he was ordered out of the Hospital compound, but did not divulge more information.In April, Chairman of the Regional Health Committee, Haseef Yusuf reported that there had been several complaints issued against the CEO who allegedly has been verbally abusive to visitors and staff of the institution.Yusuf also alleged that there was also a report that the CEO had physically abused a doctor at the institution. Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton has advised that the doctor report the matter to Police.The issue was raised at a recent Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting and Director of Regional Health Services Jevaughn Stephens defended Bynoe saying that the doctor was not assaulted.“I investigated a matter which was proved not to be true, the same doctor came and said he is sorry because of his interpretation of the issue. I personally called the Police and told them to expect the doctor to come to make a report. I did that from my office in front of the ‘complainee’ and the other guy.”The matter had also been reported to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on April 22, during the Ministry of the Presidency Outreach Programme at State House in New Amsterdam.However, Stephens said he was now forced to deal with several other matters involving the CEO. “There are several complaints of a said nature. I can assure you that these complaints are being taken seriously. Before I came here this morning, I had to deal with a said complaint. I have engaged the Minister of Health and his Ministry to deal with that matter. There is nothing that comes to my desk or my office that I intend to push under the carpet.”Regional Chairman David Armogan had also asked the Public Health Minister to investigate the matter involving the REO.last_img read more