Matherson hits top form

first_imgJhevaughn Matherson hit top form on yesterday’s opening day of the Carifta Trials, producing a sizzling 10.25 seconds to win the Under-20 boys 100 metres.The Kingston College sprint star who ran several 400 metres this season in his background work, showed that he is ready to go two places better than his third-place finish a year ago at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships with a commanding win.Jelani Walker, who competed unattached, was second in 10.36 while St Catherine High’s Ashanie Smith ran on strongly to get third in 10.52.Matherson was very pleased with his performance.HAPPY FOR THE WIN”I am happy for the win, and I am not surprised with the time despite it being my second 100 metres race of the season as I know that I am in good shape,” he said.The Under-18 event went to Calabar’s Tyreke Wilson in 10.57 ahead of Jamaica College’s Everett Michali (10.66) and Xavier Nairne of Wolmer’s who was third in 10.69.Edwin Allen High athletes dominated the female sprints. Kevona Davis and Kasheika Cameron took the Under-18 and Under-20 events, respectively. Davis won in 11.43, ahead of Brianna Williams (unattached), 11.46, and Michae Harriott of Holmwood, 11.70.Cameron clocked 11.49 seconds, beating out St Jago’s Aneika Brisett (11.54) and Renee Shaw (10.59) of Excelsior High.Spot Valley High’s Tyrese Reid also shared the spotlight with a dominant display in the Under-18 800 metres. The Western Championships winner stopped the clock in a fast 1:51.11 to upstage Calabar High’s Kimar Farquharson (1:52.04) with third going to Dugion Blackman of Jamaica College, 1;53.34.Akeem Colley of Rusea’s won the Under-20 event in 1:52.11, beating Aerial Jackson of Christiana High, 1:52.31, with Kingston College’s Colin Rowe running on strongly for third in 1:52.56.In the 400m hurdles, St Jago High’s Timor Barrett won the Under-20 event in 51.49 seconds. Overseas-based Ronaldo Griffiths was second in 52.16 and Malik James of Calabar, third in 52.42.The second day of competition will begin today at 10 a.m.Selected results GIRLSUnder 18 400mH1. Sanique Walker (Vere) 58.062. Taffara Rose (Hyd) 1:00.543.Johnelle Thomas (St Cath.) 1:01.48Under 20 400mH1. Nicolee Foster Holm 57.852. Shiann Salmon Hyd 57.893. Gabrielle McDonald EdA 1:01.26Triple Jump U201. Myesha Nottingham (Rusea’s) 12.75m2. Tissana Hickling (St J) 12.66m3. Lorean Murray (St And.) 12.61m3000m1. Britnie Dixon (Vere) 10:29.572. Kayann Green (Ed A) 10:29.643. Jeima Davis (Ed A) 10:44.69Discus Under 181. Marie Forbes (Vere) 43.57m2.Kimone Reid (EdA) 42.61m3. Shania Scott (St J) 39.98mBOYSUnder-18 400mH1.Dashinelle Dyer (Steths) 51.842. Rovane Williams (Rhodes Hall) 52.403. Ramone Lindo (Vere) 52.96Under-20 long jump1. Carey McLeod (KC) 7.55m2. Ryan Brown (GCF) 7.48m3. Damon Creary (Wolmer’s) 7.26mDiscus Under 201. Roje Stone (St J) 60.50m2. Kevin Nedrick (Peters) 59.70m3. Douglas Cyrus (JC) 56.37m5000m Under 201. Keenon Lawrence (St J) 15:28.192. Shemar Salmon (Steths) 15:34.013. Jevane Davy (XLCR) 16:25.833000m Under 181. Renaldo Johnson St J 8:53.952. Tarees Rhoden KC 9:00.453. Nickoy Harding Rhodes Hall 9:13.64last_img read more

Geje Eustaquio keenly awaits Demetrious Johnson’s ONE debut in Japan

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Since winning the ONE World flyweight title in June of 2018, Eustaquio remained idle waiting for a fitting challenger to the belt he won from Adriano Moraes.And as Eustaquio sat patiently on his throne, ONE brought over one of the most iconic mixed martial artists of all time in Demetrious Johnson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJohnson was UFC’s flyweight champion and he held on to that belt for more than five years before losing to Henry Cejudo via split decision in April of 2018, but the Mighty Mouse is on a different playing field and Eustaquio’s watching over him like a king atop his tower.“I am excited to witness Demetrious Johnson’s debut just like the rest of the world,” said Eustaquio. “He is without a doubt one of the greatest, if not the greatest athlete to set foot inside the cage.” ONE: Eduard Folayang plans to keep PH in limelight after Catriona Gray’s victory LATEST STORIES Johnson (27-3) will make his ONE Championship debut on March 31, 2019 in the promotion’s A New Era in Tokyo event that features a stacked card with three World titles at stake.Welcoming Johnson to ONE is Japan’s Yuya Wakamatsu (10-3) in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix and that’s the fight Eustaquio will be watching intently.“The Flyweight World Grand Prix will have the best martial artists in the world competing for a shot at my belt,” said Eustaquio (11-6). “It is my job as a champion to watch their every move and study how they do inside the cage.”There will be eight fighters that will compete in the Grand Prix but ONE has yet to announce the other fighters, nevertheless the promotion promised that it would bring the fireworks ahead of Eustaquio’s title defense.“The flyweight division is already stacked and talented as it is, the addition of Johnson takes this division to a whole new level,” said Team Lakay’s Eustaquio.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MANILA, Philippines—Geje Eustaquio knows his reign as champion isn’t without tribulation.ADVERTISEMENT 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “Literally everybody in my division wants to become a champion and take this belt. I am just as hungry, if not hungrier, to keep what’s mine. I will do everything it takes to keep the belt in the Philippines.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folklast_img read more

Rouge elements in GPF distressing, painful – Top Cop

first_imgActing Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine on Friday said it is distressing and painful to know that despite all their efforts to build public confidence and have a professional Police Force, there are some ranks who are bent on disgracing the country’s premier law enforcement organisation.The acting Top Cop made these remarks during a press conference at Eve Leary, in Georgetown.Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine“It’s distressing that you put so much training into a rank, you’ve taught them so many things. You brought them from an environment where there was a lot of negativity and given them a State uniform, they did well in training school and then for some silly reason or a few dollars more, can do something so outrageous to tarnish the image of a noble institution such as this. It is painful, believe me but the good thing is we can’t lay down and cry about it,” he posited.Ramnarine was at the time referring to the case of former SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactic) Unit Command, Motie Dookie, who last weekend was bust during a routine roadblock on the Corentyne, smuggling some 30 cases of Johnny Walker whisky into the country from neighbouring Suriname.The Deputy Superintendent of Police has since been removed as SWAT Command and is now temporarily posted at the Force’s Strategic Planning Unit. SWAT is now under the command of “a gazetted officer who is just as capable and competent as his predecessors”.Former SWAT Command Motie DookieAddressing reports that the officer had escaped from custody in Berbice, Ramnarine explained that given Dookie’s rank, it would not have been “uncommon” and “totally improper” for him to leave the barrack room for a few hours and return, which he did.Nevertheless, such incidents, according to the acting Police Commissioner, not only tarnish the reputation of the Force but also diminishes public confidence, something which the Force has been assiduously trying to build.“We lost out a bit on public trust and confidence with the disgusting, reprehensible behaviour of some of our own but… we left no stones unturned in ensuring that we could prosecute our own, that we could charge our own because at the end of the day, this organisation has to remain strong and has to continue to serve the people of this country,” he stated.On the other hand, however, Ramnarine posited that while citizens want to see a professional Police Force, they are the ones who encourage wrongdoings by ranks.“Over the holiday weekend, I received over a dozen calls from supposedly right-thinking people who are concerned as to when the man would be released, and why y’all can’t give the man a break and all sorts of lawlessness they were telling me. Believe it or leave it, that’s the psyche we have. On the one hand, they wanna see a professional Police Force – they want a Police Force to deliver a higher or better quality of service – but at the same time, they are indifferent to gross wrongdoing. That’s the reality of the society we live in,” the acting Commissioner noted.ComplaintsMeanwhile, the acting Top Cop went on to reveal during the press conference that last year saw the completion of dozens of complaints into grossly unprofessional conduct by ranks – some of whom are before the courts and others before the Police Service Commission (PSC) with regards to disciplinary charges for gazetted ranks.Noting that the Force’s Administration has been manifestly steadfast and resolute in ensuring that the requisite standard of professionalism is maintained, Ramnarine further disclosed that a total of 31 ranks who committed various infractions were dismissed after they were charged and placed before the courts. This is against 26 dismissals in 2016.According to the acting Police Commissioner, public trust and the lack therefore, significantly impacts key areas such as confidence, support, respect and cooperation. Hence, the Force’s resolve to ensure that public trust is at an all-time high.To this end, he posited that the five per cent increase of complaints made to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) last year indicates that there is also an increase in public confidence in the investigative processes.Of the 644 complaints made in 2017, 78 per cent has been dealt with. This resulted in eight criminal charges, 187 departmental charges, 49 complaints were unsubstantiated, while another 49 ranks were warned. (Vanhu Manikchand)last_img read more

USAID/CPDC hosts NGO capacity building advocacy workshop

first_imgThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) on Tuesday launched a four-day Leaders Training Workshop for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) at the Cara Lodge, East Street, Georgetown.Chairperson Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland; Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott; United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway and USAID ESC Mission Director Christopher Cushing (seated) surrounded by participating membersThis workshop targeted ten countries in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean to improve the managerial, operational and administrative capacity of NGOs so that they can operate more efficiently, effectively and more so, in a sustainable manner.The key aim of the workshop is to build capacity among NGO leaders to effectively advocate awareness of barriers and opportunities for NGO advocacy.Its main objective focuses on developing skills and techniques for the creation of effective strategies and plans. Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott, noted that Guyana was pleased to be one of the countries involved in this training programme.“The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is more than enlightened to participate in the ceremony to launch the local capacity of solutions with the USAID, along with the other nine countries of the Southern and Eastern Caribbean,” Minister Scott noted.More so, United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway explained that over the last five years, the Region has witnessed an expansion of NGOs working in advocacy as well as service delivery at the community level.“Guyana is privileged to boast a very active NGO presence and I am happy to report that the US Government has enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership with many local NGOs, including the Guyana Red Cross, Lifeline Counseling and the Volunteer Youth Corps, just to name a few,” Holloway noted.Further, Holloway pointed out that through the programme, 130 NGOs across the Region participated in a Market Assessment to gauge the needs of the regional NGO sector while another 75 participated in focus groups which formed part of the assessment.The launching of the workshop included inspirational talks by the officer in charge of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre, Richard Jones, and Capacity Building Specialist Shantal Munro- Knight.last_img read more

Driver taken to Vancouver General Hospital after collision last night

first_imgCpl. Jodi Shelkie with Fort St. John RCMP says the driver of a pick up truck has been flown to Vancouver General Hospital, after a collision that closed one lane of the Alaska Highway last night.Another man at the scene was treated by BC Ambulance.At approximately 8:26 PM, the RCMP, Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance respond to a collision near the Old Hope Road in Charlie Lake.- Advertisement -The cause of the collision is still being investigated.More updates will be posted as they becomes available.last_img

Salah stars with four goals as Liverpool destroy Watford

first_imgAnd Salah chalked up his 34th goal of the season on 43 minutes when he tapped home from a few yards out to convert a wonderful cross from Andrew Robertson.The Egyptian then turned provider four minutes after the interval as he dug a cross out for Roberto Firmino, who did brilliantly to flick the ball into the net.Salah completed his hat-trick on 77 minutes with another run that sold several Hornets defenders before poking the ball past Orestis Karnezis.And his fourth came six minutes from time to put the icing on the cake when Danny Ings’ shot was saved and Salah was there to score.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Salah completed his hat-trick on 77 minutes with another run that sold several Hornets defenders before poking the ball past Orestis Karnezis.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 17 – Mohamed Salah was on form once again as he scored his first hat-trick for Liverpool and four goals overall in their 5-0 victory over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.It only took the Reds four minutes to get the scoring under way as Mohamed Salah put Miguel Britos on his backside with a jinking run before drilling the ball into the net.last_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for Northern Interior and Pine Pass

first_imgFor up-to-date road conditions, you can visit drivebc.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Northern Interior and the Pine Pass.According to Environment Canada, an approaching winter storm will spread snow to the northern interior tonight through Friday.Snow at times heavy will begin this evening across the Bulkley Valley, McGregor, and Williston regions. Snow will continue through Friday with snowfall amounts of up to 20 to 25 cm by Friday evening.- Advertisement -Meanwhile, Highway 97 – Pine Pass will see snow beginning tonight with up to 20 cm of snow by Friday evening.Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.Advertisementlast_img

TICKETS FOR DONEGAL’S CLASH WITH DOWN ON SALE ONLINE NOW

first_imgTICKETS for the Donegal v Down game at Breffni Park in Cavan on June 23 have just gone on sale on tickets.ie.Both adult and children’s tickets are available and this may be your chance to get your hands on children’s tickets – which are €5 each.Go to www.tickets.ie as soon as you can.  TICKETS FOR DONEGAL’S CLASH WITH DOWN ON SALE ONLINE NOW was last modified: June 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:TICKETS FOR DONEGAL’S CLASH WITH DOWN ON SALE ONLINE NOWlast_img read more

GAA NEWS – KILLYBEGS WISH SENIOR TEAM WELL IN COUNTY FINAL

first_imgNext Sunday the 20th is a big day for the club as our Senior Team play Glenswilly in the Senior Championship County Final in Ballybofey, throw in 4.00pm. The very best of luck to the lads and Management and all support is very welcome.The Under 13 team defeated Ardara in the Div 1 Regional League Semi final last Saturday and are now through to the Divisional final V St Nauls next Saturday the 19th, venue and time TBC.For more details on the Advertising Hoarding boards at Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park and supporting CLG Na Cealla Beaga. Please contact Sarah Tully 0863311733. The Killotto had no winner this week, numbers were 2, 20, 24, 29, no Match 3 winners, Week’s jackpot is €1,700, Killoto selling Saturday 19th are Ladies Team A.There was no winner of the Bingo and next week’s Jackpot is €1,950 on 47 numbers.GAA NEWS – KILLYBEGS WISH SENIOR TEAM WELL IN COUNTY FINAL was last modified: October 14th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Killybegs GAA Club noteslast_img read more

DD TRAVEL: PORTAVENTURA A HOLIDAY DESTINATION FOR BOTH YOUNG AND OLD

first_imgBY TIM HEDGLEY: PortAventura is preparing for a major party to mark the beginning of the summer season this Saturday. The first White Night of 2014 promises many surprises and is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the resort in a unique atmosphere.On 31st May, when the sun is beginning to set, the first major event of the season will kick off welcoming the summer with a magic evening full of exclusive shows. Attendants will be able to enjoy the entire park until 2 am taking advantage of the nice weather and experience PortAventura from a different perspective enjoying throughout the night most popular PortAventura Park activities and attractions.Fun for young and oldThe first White Night of 2014 will also include a special live performance by the group Blaumut in La Cantina (in the area of México) at 9 pm.Tickets for the concert are limited and must be acquired from 7 pm in China Square an Mediterranean. In addition, a musical orchestra will perform on an open-air stage and two bands will play on the streets of PortAventura theme park to liven up the atmosphere of a magic evening full with exclusive shows as well as performances in the Saloon and Teatro Imperial.Visitors will also have a great time at the disco and the customary foam partyand dive into six theme areas, feel the adrenaline of Dragon Khan, wander through Polynesia and cool down on Tutuki Splash, visit the Far West or dance to the traditional rhythms of México.For visitors with small children, the fun awaits in SésamoAventura with a special activities throughout the night.Tickets for the event can be booked at www.portaventura.co.uk only €15 (adult entry).DD TRAVEL: PORTAVENTURA A HOLIDAY DESTINATION FOR BOTH YOUNG AND OLD was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by John2Share 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:DestinationEntertainmentFeaturesholidaysnewsNoticesPortaventuralast_img read more