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  • Rain brings premature end to Wolmer’s, Vauxhall Manning Cup clash

    first_imgTorrential rain and a water-logged Constant Spring football field affected yesterday’s ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup second-round double-header.Wolmer’s Boys and Vauxhall High ended in a premature 1-1 draw, while defending champions Jamaica College played to a rare goalless draw, against Holy Trinity High, in the second match.Both teams struggled to maintain ball possession under slippery conditions, despite JC dominating in attack, as well as scoring chances, but were unable to get the ball into the net.”Kudos must be given to the Constant Spring pitch; it held up admirably,” George Forbes, ISSA’s competitions officer, told The Gleaner.”I thought in the first game that was blown off with about five minutes to go, the referee could have waited a little more because it (conditions) weren’t going to get any better, and if he waited for about 12-15 minutes and tried to restart the game, he should have just continued the five or six minutes,” Forbes outlined.The first game, Wolmer’s vs Vauxhall, went ahead at 1 p.m. and it was all to play for, as Vauxhall took the offensive to a jaded-looking Wolmer’s, who featured in the FLOW Super Cup last Saturday.Vauxhall’s leading marksman Tyane Wilson, with six goals, sent them ahead in the 26th minute after kneeing the ball over goalkeeper Shamar Jemison and just over the goal line.Vauxhall tried to defend their narrow lead a little too early and Wolmer’s’ leading goalscorer, Alphanso Gooden, found space inside the box to fire home from close range.The goal took Gooden’s tally to eight, with his team having six minutes to play.ISSA will announce details on the unfinished match.Yesterday’s ResultsJC 0 Holy Trinity 0Wolmer’s 1 Vauxhall 1 (rained out at the 84th minute)Today’s gamesGroup IInnswood vs Camperdown at Prison Oval Field 1 p.m.Hydel vs Denham Town at Prison Oval Field 3 p.m.last_img read more

  • The Wright View | 2017 promises much, but will it deliver?

    first_img In the field events, the top two world-leading discus throws are held by Jamaicans. Travis Smikle, with a throw of 64.64 in January, has only been bettered (twice) by our own Fedrick Dacres, whose throw of 68.7 in January was bettered in February with a throw of 68.88 metres. Olympic gold medallist Omar McLeod is also on track to repeat his gold-medal performance over the hurdles in August. Already, he has done 7.46 over the barriers in 60m and has run a surprising 20.48 in a 200-metre race indoors. FLOW ambassador and Olympic double-gold medallist Elaine Thompson just ran a world-leading 6.98 seconds over 60m in an indoor race in Birmingham. The appeal of Olympian Nesta Carter for his disqualification from the 4×100-metre relay in the 2008 Beijing Olympics has been officially lodged at the Court of Arbitration for Sports. Readers may recall that Carter’s urine sample, given up on the day prior to the relay finals in 2008, was retested and found to contain the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine. The International Olympic Committee has demanded the return of the gold medals won by the team that included Dwight Thomas, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Usain Bolt. Legal luminaries, former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson and The Gleaner columnist Gordon Robinson have both weighed in on the disqualification. Both lawyers are convinced that Carter’s appeal should be successful, based on procedural and legal issues. Already, a fund to offset the cost of this expensive appeal has been launched as Jamaican fans are being urged to support the appeal. If the appeal is successful, the ‘triple triple’ gold-medal performances of the great Usain Bolt would be preserved, but just as important would be the return of the gold-medal won by Dwight Thomas, a seldom-remembered member of the team who would have the only Olympic gold medal of his career returned. We live in hope. The 2017 calendar of events for track and field at the World level starts with the World Indoor Championships in March, followed by the World Relays in April in The Bahamas. However, it is the IAAF World Championships in August, in London, that is the main focus of athletes. Already, we have seen our stars posting world-leading times and distances leading up to what we hope will be medal-producing performances in August. The series of development meets for our children are continuing apace, with coaches bemoaning the paucity of meets, while the governing body, ISSA, counters this criticism by pointing out (quite correctly) that the calendar of events for 2017 was prepared in conjunction with input from coaches and school administrators. The Digicel Grand Prix Series is a welcome addition to the calendar, as the added incentives of cash and scholarships to outstanding athletes and schools ensure fierce competition and outstanding performances. What is to be questioned, however, is the seemingly regular appearance of athletes in bandages taking part in these development meets. Injured children should be allowed to fully recover from their injury BEFORE returning to active competition. The health of the child so injured MUST take precedence over the possibility of qualifying points. The coaches of these children are, however, well trained and should know the importance of ‘peaking’, with pre-determined targets in mind. That being so, I suppose that the fear that some of the unusual and mind-boggling performances of the youngsters on show since the beginning of the year may be cases of peaking too early, may be unfounded. If these children are not peaking too early, then the 2017 ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships may be another year of multi-record-breaking performances! The preparation of our adult athletes similarly seems to be on track for medal-winning performances on the world stage. Already, we have visual evidence that the world’s fastest human, Usain Bolt, is progressing satisfactorily in his quest for a commanding performance in the World Championships in August. Our hero has maintained that he intends to retire from athletics after the World Championships and, as a nation, we all hope that another triple is on his mind and on the cards. World leaderslast_img read more

  • Bulanadi uncorks 26 as Che’Lu-San Sebastian snaps skid

    first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Racela, TNT still holding out hope for q’finals berth View comments LATEST STORIES 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ PBA IMAGESAllyn Bulanadi scattered 26 points as Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian drubbed Jose Rizal University, 74-67, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The sweet-shooting swingman went 6-of-9 from downtown, while also grabbing three rebounds and two steals to help the Revellers snap their two-game skid and go back to an even 3-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jeepy Faundo contributed 13 markers and nine boards, while Michael Calisaan bounced back with a solid nine points, eight rebounds, and three blocks this time out.Che’Lu-San Sebastian coach Stevenson Tiu admitted how big of a victory this was for his team.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“This is really a big relief for us. If we lost here, I don’t think we’ll have a chance to make it to the quarters. I told the guys that if we cannot win against JRU, we can’t win against teams like Zark’s and Marinero.”Bulanadi’s explosion allowed the Revellers to seize a 16-point lead, 66-50, before the Heavy Bombers staged a belated run which only saw them get to as close as five, 66-61, before running out of time. Jeckster Apinan fired 14 points and eight rebounds for JRU, which has now dropped its last three outings for a 1-3 record.The Scores:CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 74 — Bulanadi 26, Faundo 13, Calisaan 9, De Leon 7, Jeruta 7, Capobres 5, Ilagan 4, Batino 3, Costelo 0, David 0, Lao 0, Santos 0.JRU 67 — Apinan 14, De Guzman 9, Esguerra 9, Dela Virgen 8, Mendoza 8, Pontejos 7, Ramos 7, Yu 5, Sawat 0, Tobiano 0.Quarters: 25-13, 35-26, 57-45, 74-67.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • 2.8 Million Mosquito Nets to Be Distributed Free

    first_imgA consignment of at least 2.8 million mosquito nets has arrived in the country for distribution to households across the 15 political subdivisions, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced.  The mosquito nets are free of charge and distribution will begin Saturday, April 25 to coincide with World Malaria Day which a proclamation by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a working holiday to be observed throughout Liberia.According to the Proclamation, April 25, is the 8th World Malaria Day, which will be celebrated under the global theme: “Invest In The Future, Defeat Malaria,” and the local slogan “No Mosquito, No Malaria.”The consignment of long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets (LLINs) donated by the Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) in Liberia, is the largest single donation of LLINs since the start of the Global Fund Project in Liberia in 2005.According to a release from the MOH, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will launch the campaign for the distribution of the 2.8 million mosquito nets during an indoor program at the Monrovia City Hall tomorrow.  The President is expected to be joined by US Ambassador Deborah Malac, Chairmen of the Senate and House’s Committees on Health, Senator Dr. Peter S. Coleman, and Representative Johnson Toe Chea, Health Minister Walter T. Gwenigale and Fund Portfolio Manager for the Global Fund, Noah Zahbrobsky.Others expected at the mosquito net distribution launch are Mr. Koala Oumarou, Country Director, Plan Liberia and Dr. Claude Emile Rwagacacondo, Roll Back Malaria Regional Coordinator for West and Central Africa, among others.MOH in partnership with Plan Liberia and other partners will follow in the President’s footstep to launch the distribution of the nets, too.The campaign intends to mainly target “those worst affected by malaria: pregnant women and children under five.”In Africa, malaria deaths have been cut by one third within the last decade and outside of Africa, 35 out of the 53 countries with access to malaria control interventions have reduced cases by 50 percent.  In the same period, countries where access to malaria control interventions have improved most significantly, overall child mortality rates have fallen by approximately 20 percent.According to research, continued investment in malaria control propels malaria-endemic countries along the path to achieving the 2015 Millennium Development Goals, especially those relating to improving child survival and maternal health, eradicating extreme poverty and expanding access to education.The Liberian Government, realizing the significance of protecting the wellbeing of its citizens and foreign residents, has ratified the Convention on the Right of the Child to good health and nutrition and, as a member of the World Health Organization (WHO), will join other global health partners in supporting all health programs.The President has requested the MOH and other government agencies, as well as international organizations concerned to initiate and execute programs to make the World Malaria Day meaningful.Cognizant of the harmful effects and burden malaria poses on the human race, particularly in Africa, a Resolution declaring April 25 of each year as Africa Malaria Day, amended as World Malaria Day, was adopted by the Summit of African Heads of State of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) now the African Union (AU) to initiate and implement Plans of Action that would curtail malaria and malaria-related mortality in Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • UCR upsets Trojans at Dedeaux Field

    first_img Remy Kawaguchi’s single in the third inning knocked home Melanie Hamlin for the go-ahead run as the University of Redlands softball team downed Menlo College 8-3 in nonconference play Tuesday. Nicky Neumann went 2-for-3 with four RBI and Hamlin went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs. Olivia Ellis picked up the win with relief help from Katie Brnca. RCC BASEBALL Rene Escobar went 4-for-6 with three RBI and three runs, helping Riverside CC to a 17-2 trouncing of Cypress College. USC, ranked in the top 25 nationally in baseball for the first time this season, was upset by UC Riverside on Tuesday, 4-1, at Dedeaux Field. Marc Rzepczynski (4-0) pitched a six-hitter and Jaime Pedroza and Mike Vass contributed solo home runs for the Highlanders (11-7). Pedroza’s homer snapped a 1-1 sixth-inning tie. Roberto Lopez drove in the only run for USC (13-8), ranked No. 20 by Baseball America this week. REDLANDS SOFTBALL center_img Matt Clark (Etiwanda) also had a big day at the plate for RCC (14-6 overall, 2-1 Orange Empire), going 3-for-4 with three runs and a solo home run. Anthony Carrillo (Colton) pitched seven innings without giving up an earned run and struck out six to improve to 3-1. RCC travels to Irvine Valley at 2 p.m. Thursday. CITRUS BASEBALL Thomas Korn (0-6) went the distance and gave up just two runs but the Owls (5-15, 2-4) fell to visiting Los Angeles Valley College 2-1 in Western State Conference play. Daniel Sandeloo, Adrian Martinez and Dennis Dunn had two hits each for Citrus, which plays host to Glendale at 2 p.m. Thursday. UCR MEN’S GOLF Loma Linda’s Nick Wilkins finished with a third-round 74 for a total of 230 as the UC Riverside golf team placed seventh out of 17 teams at the Braveheart Classic at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont. Jacksonville University (896) won the event, with UCLA (905) placing second. CAL STATE WOMEN’S TENNIS Junior Jennifer Joy improved to 6-2 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Hannah Leake as the visiting Coyotes (2-6) downed host Master’s College 8-1. Leslie Horn, Dorothy Elwell, Xinia Chaves and Doreen Fernandez also picked up wins in singles. REDLANDS WOMEN’S LACROSSE Mary Shepherd had four goals and Haley Kern added three as Redlands turned back Marymount University, 16-5. The Bulldogs (1-1) had 24 shots on goal to nine for Marymount. 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

  • Hydro to replace aging poles

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro will be replacing 160 hydro poles in the community this year. Poles tend to last 40-50 years, and there are approximately 70,000 poles that have been in service for 50 years.Wooden poles eventually weaken as a result of adverse weather, insects, and wildlife.In all there are approximately 900,000 poles in the province according to a Hydro release. The work is part of a program will see the replacement of 12,000 poles over the next number of months.- Advertisement -Going forward Hydro may need to disconnect power during the process to ensure the safety of its workers and the public.last_img read more

  • Story Clarification

    first_imgCLARIFICATION: “Zippo,” the headline of an Oct. 4 story about Rosemead police shutting down a neighborhood after they mistook an exploding cigarette lighter for gunfire, was not meant to infer that the lighter in question was made by the Zippo Manufacturing Company of Bradford, Pa. Police said it was a Bic lighter. The Zippo general counsel said “it is technically impossible for a Zippo windproof pocket lighter to explode” when heat is applied to the tank because the fuel chamber is not a sealed plastic tank. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.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

  • UCLA forecast predicts recession not likely

    first_img Ratcliff noted that the downward real estate cycle began in the early part of this year as subprime lenders began going out of business and the trouble mushroomed in the summer. “In August everyone freaked out at once. There were more defaults than we were expecting and it seemed like everything hit the fan at once in late October and November,” he said. UCLA’s forecast calls for job growth to finally hit 1 percent annually for California in the first quarter of 2009, six months after the nation does. Jack Kyser, vice president and chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., said that it could take a while longer for the real estate sector to bounce back. “Some people have been really gloomy saying it’s going to be 2010 before housing starts to recover,” he said. And he agrees with Ratcliff’s concern that when housing related sectors recover, government employment will start to fall in response to budget woes. Still, that financial damage should be contained. “While we expect to see a major slowdown in government’s contribution to the economy starting in the second half of 2008, we do not think this is the second half of a recession double-whammy,” Ratcliff said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings California’s forecast calls for five consecutive quarters of job growth under 1 percent starting with this year’s fourth quarter. The nation should experience this tepid trend for three consecutive quarters. For California, four of those quarters include declines in construction employment ranging from 6.6 percent this quarter to 4.1 percent in next year’s third quarter. The financial sector’s employment began falling in this year’s second quarter with the job loss expected to peak at 3 percent in the July through September period. The sector probably won’t turn positive until next year’s fourth quarter. And manufacturing will be flat until the end of next year. “This slower job growth is still not enough to create a recession and that’s been an element of our forecast for two years now,” Ratcliff said. Improbable as it sounds, a recession is not likely because of the housing and mortgage market meltdowns, according to a UCLA forecast that will be released Thursday. That scenario holds true for Southern California, the state and the nation, said the widely-watch UCLA Anderson Forecast issued each quarter. Still, for anyone in a real estate related business, the next year or so will probably feel like a recession. “We’ve read this story for most of 2007 and the economy has pretty much lived up to our expectations, as bad as they were,” said Ryan Ratcliff, an Anderson economist who wrote the California report.last_img read more

  • DONEGAL ETB TRAINING CENTRES LAUNCH EVENING COURSES FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH

    first_imgThe former FÁS/SOLAS training centres in Letterkenny and Gweedore which are now part of the Donegal Education and Training Board will be offering a range of ‘evening classes’ in both centres and outlying areas in early February and March 2014. A wide range of courses will be available from Book-keeping and Accounts, Payroll, Information Technology ranging from Introductory Computer Classes to higher level including Web Design and Digital Imaging.Beauty including Hairdressing, Make-up and Manicure and Pedicure, Business Enterprise, Training and Development, Supervisory Management, First Aid and Security Guarding Skills. All of the evening programmes are certified and aligned on the national framework of qualifications at levels 3-6. Typically each course or programme will be 10-15 nights in duration between the hours of 6-10pm or 7-10pm from Monday to Thursday evenings.Why not think about investing in your future in 2015 by learning a new skill and gaining a qualification that will enhance your prospects in the jobs market or help you progress within your current career path.For further information on these courses please contact the centre in Ballyraine, Letterkenny at 0749120556 and leave a message or visit the former FÁS website at www.fas.ie and search under training for evening courses in Donegal.For further information on the Donegal Education and Training Board why not visit www.donegaletb.ie and find out about the range of services which the ETB has on offer for education and training in the county.    DONEGAL ETB TRAINING CENTRES LAUNCH EVENING COURSES FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH was last modified: January 15th, 2015 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:BusinessDonegal Training CentresETBnewsNoticeslast_img read more

  • Newcastle United FC news: Fabricio Coloccini leaves club to sign for San Lorenzo

    first_imgNewcastle United have announced the termination of Fabricio Coloccini’s contract by mutual consent, allowing the player to return home to Argentina to join San Lorenzo.Coloccini joined United from Deportivo La Coruna in August 2008 and was named captain just over two years later.In total, the central defender made 275 appearances for United, scoring seven goals.Magpies managing director Lee Charnley said: “It is rare in football these days that a player gives such length of service to one club and I would like to thank Colo for his contribution to Newcastle United.“In the eight years he has been with us, Colo has become a firm friend and colleague to many players and staff, past and present, who I know will miss him. We wish him all the very best for his future career.” Fabricio Coloccini 1last_img read more