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More than 450 runners for Hugo Chambers 5K

first_imgMore than 450 participants are expected to compete in tomorrow’s National Hugo Chambers Memorial 5K, Two-mile and One-mile runs.The event, now in its 28th year, is run in memory of the late Hugo Chambers, outstanding old boy and headmaster of Jamaica College. He was a well known sportsman and sports administrator who made a significant contribution to the development of sports in Jamaica.The 5K race will start on Mona Road and finish at Jamaica College. The race will feature Jamaica’s top middle distance runners. Last year’s winners were Chadoye Dawkins and Britnie Dixon. The one-mile race for Special Olympic athletes and children aged 12 and under will begin at 1.30 p.m.As many as 250 runners, male and female, are expected to line up for the two-mile race which starts at 2:30 p.m. This event is open to 13 to 19-year-old runners. The male and female races will be run separately.Organisers of the event, the Jamaica College Sports Development Committee, will also have a wheelchair category in the 5K for male and female athletes. Title sponsors for the run are Continental Bakery under its National brand.last_img read more

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Romeo Parkes’ USL contract terminated – Reggae Boy stomps opponent after being shown red card

first_img APOLOGIES TO ALL “I want to apologise to the fans and the Red Bulls II Organisation, as well as Karl Ouimette, for what transpired at the game last night,” Shallenberger stated in an interview with the Washington Post. “Romeo’s actions are not representative of what our organisation and its academy stand for in regards to helping promote and grow this sport in not only the Greater Allegheny area, but also nationwide. “We understand the severity of this situation and made it a point to respond as quickly as possible within our power.” Pittsburgh’s head coach, Mark Steffens, reflected Shallenberger’s sentiments. “As I stated last night, this is an unfortunate situation and one that was embarrassing for not only myself, but also the staff and the organisation.” Steffens said. “The discipline being handed out is one that we, as a staff, consider to be fair and completely justified. The actions were not representative of what this team stands for as a whole.” Parkes tweeted an apology yesterday. “To the fans, my teams, the city of PGH, NY Red Bulls 2 and the USL, I recognised that my action was wrong and inappropriate and I sincerely apologise and regret my actions,” he said. “Despite the continuous altercation throughout the game, my further action after I was carded was unwarranted and I ask for my fans, the league and my teammates, as well as the New York Red Bulls to accept my sincere apology.” The 26-year-old Parkes scored five goals in six appearances for Pittsburgh Riverhounds since joining three months ago. He had spent the previous two years with A D Isidro Metap·n in El Salvador. In 2014, Parkes helped the team win the Apertura Championship and reach the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champion League. He also represented St George’s FC, Highgate United, Tivoli Gardens FC, and Boys’ Town FC locally. He was part of the Jamaica team at the Copa AmÈrica tournament in Chile last year and was named in a 40-man provisional squad for the historic Copa Centennial, which takes place in the United States from June 3-26. The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have terminated the contract of Romeo Parkes as he stomped an opponent after being shown the red card, in Saturday’s United Soccer League (USL) football match against the New York Red Bulls II. Parkes kicked Red Bulls defender Karl Ouimette in the back late in the second half as frustrations boiled over as the Hounds were poised for another loss at home, with the score 1-3. Parked had scored the lone goal for his team, while his Jamaican counterpart, Junior Flemmings, provided an assist for New York Red Bulls. The ugly reaction to a red card left Ouimette on a stretcher and Parkes facing a lengthy ban and possibly even more. Yesterday, the team decision was announced by owner Tuffy Shallenberger, who cited conduct detrimental to the team and the USL.last_img read more

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Kawhi Leonard continues hot streak as Raptors thump 76ers

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 13 assists, extending his streak of double-digit assist games to a career-best six.“Nice bounce back,” Lowry said. “Good win.”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 ChrissJonas Valanciunas scored a season-high 23 points and Serge Ibaka had 16 as the Raptors set a season high in points and broke a franchise record with their sixth straight home win to begin the year.Leonard led Toronto with four steals and the Raptors had 13 in all, hounding Philadelphia into a season-worst 23 turnovers. “It’s just his natural instinct for getting his hands on stuff,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said of Leonard. “The ball is popping around and boom, he comes out of there with it.”Ben Simmons narrowly missed a triple-double, finishing with 11 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, but also committed 11 turnovers. Asked afterward about Leonard’s defensive abilities, Simmons called the Toronto star “a freak.”“His hands are huge, he’s got long arms,” Simmons said. “He’s a great defender.”Leonard returned to Toronto’s lineup after sitting out Monday’s loss at Milwaukee, the second time this season he has been rested in one half of a back-to-back. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year was limited to nine games with San Antonio last season because of a quadriceps injury.Leonard did not speak to reporters after the game because he was lifting weights.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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES MOST READ Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) is fouled by Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard turned in another strong effort at both ends of the floor, and the Raptors responded well after their first loss of the season.Leonard scored 31 points, Pascal Siakam had 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, and the Raptors rolled past Philadelphia 129-112 on Tuesday night, handing the 76ers their 12th consecutive defeat north of the border.ADVERTISEMENT Philadelphia coach Brett Brown, who spent more than a decade on San Antonio’s staff, said he’s not shocked by Leonard’s return from the injury.“To see Kawhi playing basketball at the level that he’s playing, it does not surprise me,” Brown said.Leonard has scored at least 20 in all six games he’s played this season. He shot 10-for-19 against Philadelphia and went 9-for-10 at the free throw line.Joel Embiid scored 31 points, Robert Covington had 15 and JJ Redick scored 13 as the 76ers lost for the first time in three games. Philadelphia is 0-4 on the road.“We just need to get one,” Simmons said.Philadelphia trailed by as many as 26 in the third quarter before fighting back. Embiid cut the deficit to six, 117-111, on a 3-pointer with 3:29 remaining. After a timeout, Toronto responded with a 7-0 run that was capped by a 3 from Leonard with 1:56 left.Toronto’s home winning streak against the Sixers is the second-longest against a single opponent in franchise history, eclipsed only by an active 15-game streak against Minnesota.TIP-INS76ers: Embiid had 11 rebounds. … Philadelphia had eight turnovers in the first quarter and 14 in the opening half, including seven by Simmons. “It’s borderline impossible to win when you have that many,” Brown said. … The Sixers have not won in Toronto since a 93-83 victory on Nov. 10, 2012.Raptors: G Fred VanVleet (sprained left big toe) missed his fourth straight game. … F OG Anunoby (personal reason) was inactive for the third straight game. … Toronto outscored Philadelphia 27-12 on the fast break. … Siakam scored a career-best 22 points at Milwaukee on Monday. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Irving breaks through with 31, Celtics beat Pistons again TOUCH OF GRAYEarlier Tuesday, the 76ers unveiled their new City Edition uniforms for the season. In a release, the team said the gray sweatsuit-textured jersey and shorts were inspired by the training scenes from the Philadelphia-set “Rocky” and “Creed” movies.CLOSING INDamon Stoudamire owns the Raptors franchise record with seven consecutive games of 10 or more assists, a mark that Lowry could match in Toronto’s next game.PACK YOUR BAGSAfter playing six of their first eight games at home, Toronto is on the road for its next four and eight of its next 11.UP NEXT76ers: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.Raptors: At Phoenix on Friday night. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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DPP recommends murder charge for 5 teens

first_imgProfessor’s murder– to appear in court todayJust four days after Guyanese-born American Professor Perry Mars was found dead in his Prashad Nagar, Georgetown home, gagged and tied to a chair, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack has advised that murder charges be instituted against five of the teenagers, who were arrested for the murder.This is according to Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, who informed Guyana Times that the sixth teenager, who was arrested would not be charged for murder as he only received some of the stolen items that were taken during the incident. The five suspects will be placed before the courts today.Professor Mars, 75, of Lot 395 Bissessar Avenue, Prashad Nagar, was discovered by his wife in a room about 19:00h on Thursday. The house was ransacked and several articles and cash were missing.A post-mortem performed on the body of the Professor revealed that he died as a result of manual strangulation compounded by multiple trauma to the face and head.The six youngsters, none older than 18, were subsequently arrested in the Campbellville and Sophia areas and were positively identified by eyewitnesses who saw them on Thursday evening removing suitcases from the now dead man’s home and placing them in a car.From reports, the now dead man would normally help the same group of teenagers. They would visit the home and take on jobs of cleaning the yard and assisting the Professor in washing his vehicles. He also assisted them with food items sometimes.The Crime Chief had earlier told Guyana Times that five of the teenagers, including a female, gave Police statements that detailed the actual robbery and murder. Based on reports, the mastermind of the episode is a 17-year-old girl, who frequented the man’s house and lived nearby.On the day of the incident, she reportedly phoned her boyfriend and informed him that the Professor would be at home alone and that it was an opportune time to commit the robbery.The boyfriend, according to their statement, agreed and picked up a few friends and went to Prashad Nagar. While there, they met with the mastermind and planned the robbery. The girl then walked to the man’s house and upon seeing her, he opened the door and let her in. As she entered, she left the door ajar.The others then entered Mars’ home and attacked him. First, they reportedly duct taped his hands and feet and tied him to a chair after which one of them strangled him, since he would have seen their faces. The suspects then collected a sum of cash and other valuables and left the premises.last_img read more

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Government Electrical Inspector to determine cause of fire

first_imgDiamond Secondary fire The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) is yet to make a pronouncement on the cause of the fire which gutted a section of the Diamond Secondary School earlier this week.GFS Fire Prevention Officer Andrew Holder told Guyana Times on Thursday that they would have wrapped up their investigation, but have been awaiting confirmation from the Government Electrical Inspector so as to determine the cause of the fire.“I am awaiting some information from the Government Electrical Inspector. We were both on the scene. I have concluded my aspect of the investigation and I’m waiting on him to say whether he found anything that would suggest that it is electrical,” said Holder.The fire of unknown origin destroyed the administrative section of the school.Persons living in close proximity to the school were awakened by screams of fire after the security guard at the facility noticed the flames.Reports are the guard noticed flames emanating from the front building in the compound about 02:00h and immediately raised an alarm. With the assistance of public-spirited citizens, the fire was contained before fire-fighters arrived at the scene.The Education Ministry stated that the fire began in the administrative building, which housed the head teacher’s and deputy head teacher’s offices along with the computer laboratory and the library.According to the Ministry, checks were made by the GFS to ascertain whether there was a power surge affecting that area before the blaze and it was found that there was no issue with the electricity supply.Regional officials were then engaged to cater for the smooth operation of the school when it reopens.last_img read more

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Flyers win exhibition against Prince George

first_imgDonny Lloyd got the Flyers on the board six minutes into the second, and the Flyers took the lead on a Luke Middleton marker late in the frame. The Mohakws will visit Fort St. John for a pair of exhibition games on March 6-7. – Advertisement – In the neutral site of MacKenzie B.C., the Mohawks scored the lone goal of the first period, beating goaltender Clayton Pool in his Flyers debut. Todd Alexander and Jeff Shipton added third period goals, while Nathan Waberski chipped in two assists. center_img Clayton Pool would prove watertight the rest of the way, as the Flyers posted a 4-1 win.  By Jon Zacks The Flyers gave up the first goal, but came back to score four straight, as they beat the Prince George Senior Mohawks in their first exhibition game since the end of the NPHL regular season.last_img read more

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Bush-Congress showdown nears over Iraq War power

first_imgWASHINGTON – On the fourth anniversary of the Iraq War, President Bush and Congress’ Democratic leaders clashed over whether lawmakers should move to bring U.S. troops home – and whether they can. With the House set to vote this week on a war spending bill that would effectively withdraw U.S. combat troops by next fall, Bush made clear Monday he doesn’t think it is lawmakers’ place to challenge his battle plan. “They have a responsibility to ensure that this bill provides the funds and the flexibility that our troops need to accomplish their mission,” the president said in remarks televised from the White House. “They have a responsibility to pass a clean bill that does not use funding for our troops as leverage to get special interest spending for their districts. And they have a responsibility to get this bill to my desk without strings and without delay.” Democrats countered that voters had put them in control of Congress to challenge Bush. House Democratic Whip James Clyburn said Democrats were intent on “ending the blank check for the president’s war and setting a timeline for the phased redeployment of our U.S. military.” Added Clyburn, D-S.C., “By August 2008 at the latest, U.S. combat troops will be redeployed from Iraq.” A new poll reflected the stress and hopelessness that are the result of the unrelenting violence and uncertain political situation. The poll, by ABC News, USA Today, the BBC and ARD German TV, found only 18 percent of Iraqis have confidence in U.S. and coalition troops; 86 percent are concerned that someone in their household will be a victim of violence; and 51 percent say violence against American forces is acceptable. The joint security crackdown by an influx of U.S. and Iraqi forces to Baghdad and the troubled Anbar Province began Feb. 14. Bush said, “Success will take months, not days or weeks” – in part because less than half of the U.S. troop reinforcements have yet arrived in the capital. “There will be good days, and there will be bad days ahead as the security plan unfolds,” the president said. Still, he reported positive news, some that had been delivered during a briefing on the war with his National Security Council and a later videoconference call with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki from Baghdad. Bush credited Iraqis with now deploying 10 army brigades and nine national police brigades to the capital, and al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government for allowing U.S. troops to go after Shiite militias as well as Sunni insurgents. He said the security push has already uncovered large caches of weapons and destroyed two major car bomb factories on the outskirts of Baghdad. He also praised al-Maliki’s government for making progress on a law establishing how oil revenue would be shared among the Iraqi people and on a promise of $10 billion in Iraqi money spent on reconstruction. What he didn’t say was that Iraq missed the Dec. 31 target dates to enact the oil law, as well as laws establishing provincial elections and reversing measures that have excluded many Sunnis from jobs and government positions because they belonged to Saddam Hussein’s Baath party. The U.S. is also pushing for constitutional amendments to remove articles which the Sunnis believe discriminate in favor of the Shiites and Kurds. Democrats challenged Bush’s strategy. “By diverting attention from al-Qaida and stretching our troops to the breaking point, the Iraq war has made America less safe, not more,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said. “The war can only be won politically and by forcing Iraq’s political factions to resolve their differences.” To this end, Democrats are pushing a war spending bill that includes a troop withdrawal deadline of Sept. 1, 2008. That timeline would speed up if Bush cannot certify that the Iraqi government is meeting its own benchmarks for providing security, allocating the oil revenues and making the constitutional amendments. The House spending bill has little chance of getting to Bush’s desk, where he has promised a veto, because Democrats have a much slimmer majority in the Senate. But the White House has worked aggressively anyway against the House bill, fearing it could create momentum in the Senate and send an unwanted message globally. The House proposal received a political boost Monday, when a large grassroots antiwar group said it supports the legislation and would lobby members to vote for it. MoveOn.org said it found 85 percent of its members back the bill even though it would not bring home troops immediately. The endorsement is likely to put substantial pressure on liberal lawmakers who have threatened to oppose the bill because it would not end the war by December. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The American people have lost confidence in President Bush’s plan for a war without end in Iraq,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. “That failed approach has been rejected by the voters in our nation and it will be rejected by the Congress.” With the war lumbering into its fifth year, it has claimed the lives of more than 3,200 members of the U.S. military. Predictions about the cost and length of the war have been far surpassed. The public overwhelmingly opposes the war, and Bush’s approval rating stands near his all-time low. Trying to halt spiraling sectarian bloodshed, Bush has ordered nearly 30,000 additional combat and support troops to Iraq, mostly to stabilize Baghdad. The president pleaded for patience to give his strategy more time to work. “The new strategy will need more time to take effect,” he said. “Until Baghdad’s citizens feel secure in their own homes and neighborhoods, it will be difficult for Iraqis to make further progress toward political reconciliation or economic rebuilding, steps necessary for Iraq to build a democratic society.” From Capitol Hill, Democrats said patience has run out. last_img read more

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Taliban hit by loss of leader

first_imgKABUL, Afghanistan – The killing of the top Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah, a one-legged fighter who orchestrated suicide attacks, beheadings and an ethnic massacre, marks a major victory for the U.S. campaign at a time of flagging Afghan support over civilian killings. As victims of Dadullah’s brutality celebrated his death Sunday, analysts called the killing the most significant Taliban loss since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion. But even NATO acknowledged that Dadullah, who directed some of the Taliban’s most notorious violence, would soon be replaced. Dadullah, a top lieutenant of Taliban leader Mullah Omar, was killed in the southern province of Helmand during a U.S.-led operation that also involved NATO and Afghan troops, NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said. Kandahar Gov. Asadullah Khalid, who called Dadullah a “brutal and cruel commander,” showed the body to reporters in Kandahar who saw a one-legged corpse with bullet wounds to the head, chest and stomach. 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

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Chelsea eyes Spurs boss Pochettino

first_imgChelsea have failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League and the Italian looks set to leave just 12 months after winning the Premier League title in his first season in English football.The London club have been linked with high-profile replacements such as Luis Enrique and Maurizio Sarri, and Pochettino is another leading candidate if Conte left.Under Pochettino, Spurs have qualified for the Champions League for three seasons in a row while operating on a smaller budget than rivals such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal.The Argentine has three years remaining on his Spurs contract and is planning on having talks with club chairman Daniel Levy about increasing his transfer budget this summer.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino has urged chairman Daniel Levy to be “brave” in the transfer marketLONDON, United Kingdom, May 15 – Chelsea are considering moving for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino if Antonio Conte leaves the club this summer, according to Sky sources.Conte is expected to depart Stamford Bridge after Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester United.last_img read more

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New Youthreach Coordinator appointed to Donegal ETB’s Gortahork Youthreach Centre

first_imgDonegal ETB has appointed a new Coordinator to its Gortahork Youthreach Centre. Caitriona Cullen has been appointed following the former Coordinator’s move to a new post.Gortahork Youthreach is based in Donegal ETB’s Gortahork Adult Education and Training Centre. Caitriona has been working as the Acting Coordinator of the Leixlip Youthreach centre on a number of occasions and as a full-time teaching staff member (resource) for the previous eighteen years.A native of Kilmacrennan, she’s delighted to have found an opportunity to move back home to the county and to continue working in Youthreach.Speaking about her new appointment, Caitriona said she was delighted to be taking over the management of one of Donegal ETB’s six Youthreach centres around the county.“Youthreach is a fantastic education programme for young people aged 16-20 years who may have struggled with the former education system previous to joining the programme. I’m really looking forward to building on the good work and strong relationships created by the two previous Coordinators.” Youthreach is the Department of Education and Skills official education, training and work experience programme for young people aged 16–20 years who have left school early or for whom the formal education system has proved difficult. It offers young people the opportunity to gain qualifications and identify options for progression within their lives.Speaking about Caitriona’s appointment, Donegal ETB’s Director of Education Cróna Gallagher said, “ Tá lúchair orainn fáilte a chur roimh Chaitríona agus í ag dul i mbun a cuid oibre i gCumasóige i nGortachoirce. Tá ceangal mhór idir an chlár agus an pobal sa cheantair agus tá mé cinnte go leanfar ar aghaidh le seo.“Youthreach is just one of our many Further Education and Training (FET) programmes across the county and the Gortahork centre has an important contribution to make to our FET service delivery.”Caitriona took up her appointment on 06 November. Gortahork Youthreach can be contacted on 074 91 35218 or through the Donegal Youthreach Programme’s Facebook and Twitter accounts @DonegalYR.New Youthreach Coordinator appointed to Donegal ETB’s Gortahork Youthreach Centre was last modified: November 11th, 2017 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:Caitriona CullendonegalgortahorkYOUTHREACHlast_img read more