Taylor opens with 21-33 at Tyler Mills meet

first_imgCalabar High School’s Class Two athlete, Christopher Taylor, showed that he is on target for another terrific season next year. Competing on the newly laid track at G.C. Foster College at the Tyler Mills Track and Field Meeting last Saturday, he sped to a 21.33-second clocking in the 200m, the fastest time of the day in the half-lap. His schoolmate, Tyreke Wilson, won his heat in 22.59 seconds for the second fastest time in Class Two, with St Jago High’s Anthony Cox third overall in 22.75. With several top schools on show, Calabar, St Jago and Jamaica College put on a good show. St Jago’s boys had good results with Colin Sewell leading the way in Class One with a 48.09-second run. His teammate, Sean Bailey, finished second overall in 49.06, with Greater Portmore’s Terry Thomas closing out the top three in 49.76. Daniel Chambers was the best in Class Three, winning the 200-400m double. In the 200m, he stopped the clock at 22.91 seconds, with his teammate, Treomario Edwards (23.98) and Calabar’s Horatio Craig second and third, respectively, overall in 24.01. Chambers won the 400m in 52.99 seconds, as Munro College’s Devontee Heywood was second in 53.72 seconds and St Elizabeth Technical High School’s Warren Henlon third in 55.02. There were also successes for St Jago High’s Shamar Barnes (21.90) in the Class One 200m and his teammate, Sewell, second best with 21.95. Third was Daniel Bogle of Calabar with 22.52. EXCELLING ON THE FIELD Jamaica College athletes did very well in the field events. Former Ascot High thrower, Vashon McCarthy, led the way in the Class One shot put with 17.40m, relegating the Calabar duo of Caesar Kemp (16.84m) and Warren Barrett (16.40,) to second and third, respectively. Travis Robinson gave JC success in the Class Two shot put with a 13.26m heave, getting the better of Munro’s Fabian Powell (12.95m) and Joseph Smith (12.51m). Calabar finished one-two in the Class One discus, as Basil Bingham won with 49.39m, getting the better of Barrett (45.58m). Jamaica College’s Douglas Cyrus was third with 44.25m. Among the females, Vere Technical’s Brittney Anderson stole the show. She claimed a Class Three double, with 5.92m in the long jump and 24.97 in the 200m. Devia Brown of Hydel High won the Class One discus with 44.68m, getting the better of UWI’s Isheka Binns (43.25m) and Mishka Dacosta (29.45m).last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: Simpson-Miller confident of victory

first_imgPeople’s National Party (PNP) President, Prime Minister Portia Simpson — Miller, has expressed confidence that she will remain in the top job when the votes are counted later this evening. After casting her vote at the Whitfield Town All Age School in her South West St Andrew constituency a short while ago, Simpson-Miller told members of the media that she will not say how many seats she is going to win, but noted that she is assured of victory. “Do I look like a loser? What sort of question is that?” Simpson- Miller quipped as journalists asked whether she would stay on as PNP President should she lose the election. “I know how many seats I am going to win, but I know the PNP will remain in power after this election,” added Simpson-Miller. The PNP President said after voting she is heading to her constituency office as she doesn’t see the need to prop up any PNP candidate who might be in a fight. In a plea to her supporters and Jamaicans in general, the Prime Minister begged for a peaceful election arguing that there is no need for intimidation or violence as people cast their votes. “I want no intimidation. I want no trouble. I want everybody to go out and cast their vote in peace,” said Simpson — Miller. She said her next address to the media will come later after the PNP’s victory. With a massive crowd shouting ‘Portia! Portia!’, the PNP President  left the Whitfield Town All Age School just minutes ago. Meanwhile, heavy voting is continuing at the polling station, which has several polling divisions.last_img read more

Afflalo suspended 2 games for fighting with Bjelica

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Though both players were ejected after Bjelica put Afflalo in a headlock, only Afflalo was punished Thursday by NBA executive vice president of operations Kiki VanDeWeghe.Afflalo will miss Orlando’s games at Cleveland on Thursday and Sunday at Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award NEW YORK — Orlando’s Arron Afflalo has been suspended two games without pay by the NBA for fighting with Minnesota’s Nemanja Bjelica.Afflalo punched Bjelica in the head in the fight that took place with 7:28 left in the second quarter of the Magic’s 108-102 victory on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

UEFA probe Ronaldo over ‘cojones’ goal celebration

first_imgAfter scoring the decisive penalty four minutes from time, Ronaldo turned towards the Atletico fans and replicated Simeone’s gesture after the Spaniards’ 2-0 first leg win by grasping his genitals and thrusting out his groin.A decision will be taken by UEFA on March 21.Juventus take on Dutch club Ajax in the Champions League quarter-finals over two legs, on April 10 in Amsterdam and April 16 in Turin.Coach Massimiliano Allegri has said he is confident Ronaldo will not be fined or suspended.“I think everyone celebrated their own way on the field and in the stands. I saw nothing strange, just a celebration. There won’t be a ban,” said Allegri.Simeone was fined 20,000 euros (Sh2.2mn) by UEFA for his gesture.“He will have seen how I did it at the Wanda Metropolitano and, like me, was trying to show his character,” said the Argentinian coach.Five-time Champions League winner Ronaldo is the record goal scorer in the European competition with 124 goals in 160 matches.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid © AFP/File / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Mar 18 – UEFA on Monday opened an investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration after scoring a hat-trick in Juventus’ Champions League comeback win against Atletico Madrid last week.European football’s governing body said Ronaldo was facing charges of “improper conduct” after he mimicked Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing ‘cojones’ gesture in last Tuesday’s 3-0 win that sent Juventus through 3-2 on aggregate.last_img read more

Belated tribute

first_imgThe distraught mother moved out of state soon after and has not been in touch with anyone from the gym since.George Valdez, the owner of Muay Thai in Whittier and East Los Angeles, said the placement of the marker, which reads, “Safe in the Arms of Jesus,” is long overdue.“There were some people, other gyms in fact, who said they would raise money, but nothing came of it,” he said.Instead of waiting further and continuing what he called “an injustice to her memory,” Valdez and Larry Fuentes, superintendent of United Memorial Products Inc., decided to band together to get the little girl’s resting place settled.“Anna Marie brought great energy to the gym,” Valdez, 50, said.She was introduced to the sport at the East Los Angeles site by her uncle, Giovanni, who doesn’t attend anymore.“I see him around, but he was never the same,” Valdez said.Butanda, 31, remembers Anna Marie as an enthusiastic student.“She wanted to be a professional kickboxer,” he said.“Now she’s a champion in heaven,” he said, fighting back tears.sandra.molina@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Video: Headstone for Anna MarieWHITTIER – More than two years after being laid to rest at Rose Hills Mortuary and Memorial Park, Anna Marie Rico’s grave remains unmarked.But thanks to her “family” at Valdez Muay Thai Kickboxing, the 9-year-old’s grave will be adorned with a black marble headstone.“It was a Friday morning,” said Joe Butanda, kickboxing champion and trainer, recalling what happened, “and we had been sparring for about a round and a half.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre But after about five minutes of exercise, the young Montebello resident fell to the mat and stopped breathing.“She had been breathing funny and then she dropped,” he said, shaking his head. “There isn’t a day that I don’t remember her and what happened.”Anna Marie was resuscitated on the 18-foot-by-18-foot ring by responding paramedics who used a defibrillator on her small body three times.She died at a hospital. The cause of death was determined to be a heart attack.Anna Marie was the only child of a single mother who, for months after, would visit the gym and touch the place where the girl took her last breath.last_img read more

Sunderland sack club-record signing after he goes Awol all summer

first_img Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Sunderland have sacked two players in 12 days Ndong had three years left on the five-year deal he signed when David Moyes was manager in 2016.He joined Sunderland from Lorient for a club-record £13.6million fee but he spent the second half of last season at Watford, who he did not make a single appearance for.Black Cats owner Stewart Donald had to pay an instalment of £2.7m to Lorient earlier this month.A club statement read: “Sunderland AFC have given notice under its contract with Didier Ndong. Sunderland have sacked their club-record signing Didier Ndong after he went Awol all summer.The Gabonese midfielder, 24, showed up to the Black Cats training ground first the first time this season on Monday only to learn his contract had been terminated.He is the second player the club have dismissed this month – Papy Djilobodji suffered the same fate just 12 days ago. Djilobodji suffered the same fate Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED MONEY silverware Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE center_img “The player, who was under contract with the club until June 2021, failed to return to Sunderland for pre-season training in July as scheduled, nor in the subsequent months that followed.“No reason was given for his failure to report and continued absence.“As a result, the club has accepted Didier Ndong’s repudiatory breaches of contract and notice of the same has been provided to the player.“Sunderland AFC does so whilst retaining the right to pursue the player and any club he may subsequently join in relation to compensation for the value of the player.” REVEALED REVEALED BEST OF 2 impact 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more

Datebook

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Temple Judea will host a town-hall meeting to discuss developments in the Middle East, 7-8:30 p.m., 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. WEDNESDAY: The Westside Food Bank will hold its annual food drive to fight hunger, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1710 22nd St., Santa Monica. The drive will run through Dec. 22. Donations can also be dropped off at the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 1234 6th St., Santa Monica. The Los Angeles County Library, Quartz Hill branch, will have a holiday crafts program, 3 p.m. at 42018 N. 50th St. W., Quartz Hill. The Neighborhood Council Valley Village Board of Directors will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Colfax Elementary School, 11724 Addison St., Valley Village. The Canoga Park Neighborhood Council will meet, 7 p.m., Canoga Park Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Women’s Tennis Hosts Montana State and Grand Canyon This Weekend

first_imgThe Bulldogs will take their spring break trip to southern California. Drake will face off against Cal State-Northridge on Wednesday, March 14 and UC Riverside on Friday, March 16. Print Friendly Version Grand Canyon will square off against Montana State on Saturday before taking on the Bulldogs. The Lopes took last weekend off after a trip to Honolulu, where they fell to Hawaii before defeating San Diego State. Kylie Waschuk leads the team with seven singles wins at No. 6. Drake is coming off a pair of road wins at Missouri-St. Louis and SIUE to improve to a 9-2 record this season. Senior Summer Brills helped lead the team with a pair of straight set wins at No. 1 singles to be named Missouri Valley Conference Singles Player of the Week. Brills holds an impressive 8-1 singles record. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team is set to host Montana State and Grand Canyon this weekend. The Bulldogs square off against the Bobcats on Friday at 4 p.m. and the Lopes on Sunday at 10 a.m.center_img Freshman Liza Petushkova leads the team with 10 singles wins and has been teamed up with senior Tess Herder for a team-best 10-1 doubles record. Montana State comes to Des Moines with a 3-5 record and earned a big 4-3 win over in-state rivals Montana in its last time out.last_img read more

Sharks winning streak ends in Dallas

first_imgDALLAS — The hope of three straight wins vanished after the Sharks found a way to shoot themselves in the foot again.The Dallas Stars scored three unanswered goals late in the game, ending the Sharks’ modest two-game win streak with a 3-2 victory at American Airlines Center on Friday.The Stars tied it up in the second by capitalizing on a slow Sharks line change. After Erik Karlsson flipped the puck into the Stars zone, former Shark Roman Polak backhanded it back up through the neutral zone, …last_img

New tool to measure tourism industry

first_imgIt also indicates that the tourism industries employed 527 630 people or 4.3% of total employment. This includes employment that is directly and indirectly related to the goods and services acquired by tourists and non-tourists. South Africa’s tourism satellite account indicates that the tourism gross domestic product (GDP) for South Africa was R45.7-billion in 2005 – or three percent of the national GDP. “The launch of the Tourism Satellite Account is an important landmark for us,” said South African Tourism acting CEO Didi Moyle. It has always been difficult to measure and track tourism’s contribution to the larger economy and total job creation in South Africa, until now. “Although we have good and accurate research around tourism specifically, there has until now, been a statistics void around the peripheral industries especially, and the extent to which they profit from tourism,” Tourism deputy director-general Sindiswa Nhlumayo said at the exhibition in Durban this week. Besides tracking the number of tourism jobs created and the contribution to the country’s GDP, tourism bodies will now also be able to tell which activities are most beneficial to the tourist and, in effect, to the economy. She said they now have a tool to measures growth and job creation through tourism to enable them to plan, to execute and to work to realise the full potential of this growing industry.center_img Contribution to economy South African Tourism has launched the first Tourism Satellite Account, a tool used to measure growth and job creation in the tourism industry. Unveiled at the Tourism Indaba, the account is a United Nations World Tourism Organisation-approved methodology used for measuring and tracking the overall value and contribution of tourism to all sectors of the economy. 12 May 2009 Source: BuaNewslast_img read more