Mayberry Swim meet on today, tomorrow

first_imgAmateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) President Handel Lamey says it is the new administration’s vision to make the annual Mayberry Schools Swimming Championships the biggest swim meet in the region.The meet takes place today and tomorrow at the National Aquatic Centre, Independence Park.Speaking at the launch of the 18th staging of the competition at Mayberry Investments Limited on Wednesday, Lamey said the almost-two-decades-old event continues to be a corner stone in the development of young Jamaican swimmers and that it is the administration’s desire to see the event fulfil its true potential and extend further overseas.”This meet has the potential to be bigger, … and based on our vision, we want to make this meet the biggest in the region. Not only to attract schools from the Corporate Area, but islandwide, and going forward, we want to invite overseas high schools to participate as well,” he said.18-YEAR PARTNERSHIP”Mayberry has partnered with the ASAJ for 18 years and that speaks of commitment in sponsoring community development for the long-term and we appreciate it,” he added.High schools and university competitions are on for today’s opening day and prep and primary schools will compete on the final day. More than 60 schools (30 prep/primary and 33 high schools/universities) and over 600 swimmers are down to participate.Mayberry’s assistant vice-president of marketing, Anika Smith, told the gathering they are committed to swimming in Jamaica and called on other corporate entities to come on board.”Here at Mayberry, we value any role we can play in the development of our communities, especially our young people. We have recognised that sports provide a productive outlet for them. This swimming champion-ship has been the signature sponsorship for our company for the last few years. We want to grow the championship, and that’s why we invite other corporate partners to come on board and make it bigger and better,” she said.last_img read more

Go for Gold ends D-League stint on a high, dismantles AMA

first_imgPBA IMAGESGo for Gold finished off its maiden campaign in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on a winning note, blasting AMA Online Education, 122-82, Monday at Pasig Sports Center.It was a complete annihilation on the part of the Scratchers, who came hot off the gates with a 19-4 opener and extended the lead to as high as 47, 122-75, with a Carlo Young triple late in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Go for Gold scorched hot from downtown with 20-of-50 clip as it finished its D-League run with a 5-6 record.Matt Salem pumped 18 points from four treys, to go with 10 rebounds and two assists, while Jimboy Pasturan also got 18 markers from his 4-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc,FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPaul Desiderio also went 3-of-9 from three as he flirted with a triple-double in tune of 16 markers, eight assists, and seven rebounds, while Young drained five treys to get to 15 markers.Despite missing the playoffs, Go for Gold coach Charles Tiu still considers the stint as a mission accomplished for the development of his young St. Benilde core. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery “We’re still a young team and we lost a lot of close games. I felt that even with that, we could have made the playoffs. But at least, we’re happy with how we ended our campaign,” he said.Carlo Escalambre topped AMA (1-9) with 24 points and nine rebounds, but shot 4-of-16 from rainbow country. Kyles Lao added 17 markers, five boards, and four assists in the defeat.The Scores:GO FOR GOLD 122 — Pasturan 18, Salem 18, Desiderio 16, Young 15, Haruna 14, Ocampo 13, Dixon 8, Gaco 7, Naboa 6, Pili 3, Domingo 2, Gutang 2.AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 82 — C. Escalambre 24, Lao 17, Velasquez 14, Martinez 8, Antonares 6, J. Escalambre 6, Quijano 4, Garcia 3.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 Nadal reclaims ATP top spot as Federer slips Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Quarters: 31-13, 62-44, 93-59, 122-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Murdered 3-year-old died from stab wound to the heart

first_img…CC&PA claims 3 visits made to family…mother likely for court todayA post-mortem examination performed on the body of three-year-old Ramdeo Ferriera who was brutally killed by his mother, died as a result of a stab wound to his heart. This was the finding of pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh, who conducted the autopsy on Monday at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Brenda Ferriera stabbed her three-year-old to deathThe lad of Lot 585 15th Street, Foulis, East Coast Demerara, was stabbed to death by his 26-year-old pregnant mother on Saturday after she allegedly had a dream that she would die. She told Police that if that was the case, she did not want her favourite child to be left behind.The Police stated that on Saturday, the woman began pursuing the hapless lad in the yard with a knife in her hand.A few minutes later, ranks at the Enmore Police Outpost received a report that the child had been stabbed by his mother; and upon arriving at the scene, they found the child lying unconscious in a pool of blood with suspected stab wounds to his neck and back.He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) where he succumbed to his injuries about three hours later. At the time of the stabbing, the child’s father, Shamlall Mahadeo, was at work and upon receiving the news, he rushed home only to find a blood-stained bed and no one at home.Based on reports received, the woman would usually neglect the children when the father was at work and this, neighbours stated, would lead to constant arguments between the couple. The aggrieved father told media operatives that his reputed wife started to act in an abnormal manner days prior to the incident.He recalled lodging a report at the Enmore Police Station about her behaviour, but the ranks never visited the home until Saturday after the child was stabbed.CC&PA visitsAfter the incident, neighbours blamed themselves for not intervening in the situation at an early stage. It was reported that the woman was reported to the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) for child neglect, but the officers visited once when no one was at home and never returned.This claim was refuted by Director of the Agency, Ann Greene who told Guyana Times that the officers would have received the first report on December 18, 2017 and a team travelled up to the area only to find that the house was locked. Upon enquiring, the officers were reportedly told that the family had moved.CC&PA officers, she noted, revisited the area on January 18, 2018 and it was the same case. The final visit was made on May 2, 2018 and the house was still locked.In addition, Greene stated that they leant of the abnormal behaviour of the mother until after the child was killed.With respect to the older child who witnessed the stabbing, Greene posited that he is in the care of relatives and the Agency will be making periodic checks to make sure that he is safe. The child, Guyana Times understands, will be counselled.On the other hand, following the incident, several psychologists have called from the woman to be psychologically evaluated since it could be that she suffered from some form of mental illness but her reputed husband for five years claimed that she was never diagnosed with a mental disorder and could not tell what might have triggered her action.Court appearanceMeanwhile, the woman, Brenda Ferriera, is likely to make her court appearance today at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court. A Police source told Guyana Times that the file is completed and will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.“Once the file is returned, the suspect will be taken to court to answer to a murder charge,” the source stated.The dead lad leaves to mourn his dad and four-year-old brother whom he was excited to join at his nursery school when the new school year began.last_img read more

Northern Rockies Regional Airport ready for new pay parking lot

first_imgUpgrades to the airport near Fort Nelson were part of the infrastructure projects for which residents recently approved the borrowing of over $50 million.The project includes sub and base gravel work, drainage, a concrete sidewalk and asphalt trail.Tenders must be submitted by August 22, 2013. – Advertisement –last_img

Canadian Natural budget rises by $250 million on curtailment ease

first_imgCALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. says its 2020 capital budget will be $250 million higher than last year as it adds about 60 drilling locations across Alberta and puts three additional rigs to work. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 4, 2019. The Canadian Press The company says it expects to produce the equivalent of about 1.172 million barrels of oil a day.Advertisement Canadian Natural’s overall 2020 budget is targeted to be $4.05 billion, including $1.55 billion for conventional and unconventional assets and $2.5 billion for what it calls long life low decline assets. Companies in this story: (TSX:CNQ) – Advertisement -It also says that it would look to put six more drill rigs to work if the government expanded the elimination of curtailment to include newly drilled conventional heavy oil wells. The company says the increased spending will create the equivalent of about 1,000 full-time jobs. Canadian Natural says it made the decision after the Alberta government eliminated curtailments for some conventional drilling in the province, and because of reduced corporate income tax rates.last_img read more

50-cap England man pleased Austin putting himself in window

first_img1 Charlie Austin scores for QPR against Man City’s Joe Hart Joe Hart says Charlie Austin’s England call-up is fully deserved following the striker’s goal-laden debut season in the Premier League.The QPR man has scored 17 times – including one against Man City ace Hart – in a campaign where Rangers were also relegated.And Austin’s performances have led to a first England call up, with manager Roy Hodgson naming him in the senior squad for the games against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia.“Yeah, he’s done really well this season,” Hart, the England no.1 told talkSPORT.“He’s come back from a few injuries and in his first year in the Premier League has put himself in a good light. He’s scored plenty of goals in a difficult season for QPR.”With 20-goal man Harry Kane in the England U21 squad, Austin is the top scoring English striker by some way among Hodgson’s other picks.Wayne Rooney has scored 12 goals, with Danny Welbeck and Jamie Vardy both on four for the Premier League season.“[Roy Hodgson] has got some really good, interesting decisions to make, but they’re the kind that you look forward to making because so many people are putting themselves in the window to be in the England squad,” Hart added.Joe Hart relies on the UK’s no.1 shampoo Head & Shoulders to feel prepared and confident for the game ahead. Visit read more


first_imgOne of Donegal’s finest performers is looking for your help!Little John Nee, one of Ireland’s most authentic and original storytellers and musical performers, has recorded an album of songs from several of his theatre shows with The Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra. A mixture of comic blues and haunted ballads, featuring songs from ‘The Derry Boat’ ‘The Mental’, ‘Dead Rooster Blues’ ‘Sparkplug’ and others.Top musicians such as Christy Moore and American country and folk legend John Prine have long been singing Little John’s praises.Moore said “I have long since loved Little John’s work. From Spanish Point to Inis Mor from Ballymun to Carnsore I have marvelled at the art of his performance. I eagerly await his debut album” and Prine also commenting how he “eagerly awaits his debut album.”Now though Little John needs you to visit his Fund It site where you can pledge money to order a copy of his album ‘Songs from the Lough Swilly Delta’ and help him release what promises to be one of the albums of the year. To order a copy or find out more visit here sample of one of the songs from Little John’s album JOHN NEEDS DONEGAL’S HELP FOR HIS BIG PROJECT! was last modified: January 16th, 2014 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:albumfundsLittle John Neelast_img read more

CISF to award over 100 scholarships to troops children

first_imgGhaziabad, Sep 19 (PTI) Paramilitary CISF today announced a new corpus of Rs 25 lakh welfare funds and over 100 scholarships for meritorious and deserving children of its troops and officers. The scholarship scheme, called the Director Generals Meritorious Award, was launched by Savitri Singh, wife of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, during an event of the wives welfare association of the force Sanrakshika at the forces camp located here. The first of its kind scholarship scheme in the force will benefit 110 meritorious children, ten brilliant ones in the sporting arena and wards of those personnel who lay down their lives on the line of duty. A corpus of RS 25 lakh on an annual basis has been earmarked for this scheme, a senior official said. Sanrakshika President and wife of CISF Director General Surender Singh, Gunita Singh, said the Association will initiate many more welfare schemes for the families of the force in the future. Savitri Singh also released a magazine containing literary compilations of the members of the Association during the event. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is tasked to secure 59 major civil airports of the country apart from vital installations in nuclear and aerospace domains. PTI NES PALlast_img read more

Villanova Upsets Top-seeded Kansas

first_imgLOUISVILLE — Villanova players danced and celebrated after pulling off what many thought would be the NCAA Tournament’s most difficult task.Beating Kansas, the No. 1 overall seed, required taking the Jayhawks out of their comfort zone while seizing the opportunities that resulted. The Wildcats did both effectively even though it wasn’t always pretty, and their reward is a berth in the Final Four.Kris Jenkins made two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining, Jalen Brunson added two more with 3.5 seconds left and second-seeded Villanova upset the top-seeded Jayhawks 64-59 on Saturday night in the South Region final. The Wildcats will play Oklahoma next weekend in Houston.Mikal Bridges and Josh Hart each made big steals in the final minute to help the Wildcats (33-5) pull off the upset and end the Jayhawks’ 17-game winning streak. The Wildcats are back in the Final Four for the first time since 2009, and they can credit balanced scoring and ferocious defense.Jenkins, Hart and Ryan Arcidiacono each scored 13 points for the Wildcats. They used a 10-0 run to take a 50-45 lead and get key baskets and plays down the stretch in beating the Jayhawks (33-5).“Every guy on this team is willing to do whatever it takes to win, man,” said Jenkins, who made all six free throws to offset 3-for-10 shooting. “Everybody on this team sacrifices. But we’re not satisfied. We’re looking forward to our next game in Houston. This definitely is a special feeling, but like I said before, we’re not satisfied.”Devonte’ Graham had 17 points, and Frank Mason III and Wayne Selden Jr. added 16 each for Kansas, which got just four points from leading scorer Perry Ellis. The Jayhawks shot 46 percent from the field and even won the rebounding battle 32-28, but played from behind most of the night.Even when it was ahead, Kansas never seemed in control and ended up making desperation plays that didn’t work.Graham shot 5 of 9 from long range, but fouled out late, and everyone else was a combined 1 for 13 from behind the arc. Kansas also committed 16 turnovers, including several in the final minutes when it was within a possession of tying or leading.“I think the basket shrunk a little bit for us, and certainly, they probably got some confidence the way they were defending us,” Kansas coach Bill Self said about Villanova. “But it came down them making free throws and it came down to a couple of loose balls, and that was the difference in the outcome.”Villanova got 10 points from Daniel Ochefu, including a big jumper with 6:14 left, just one of many big plays the Wildcats made to preserve the lead after finally wresting it from Kansas.It wasn’t easy. Mason scored five points and the Jayhawks cut it to 60-59 with 15 seconds left. But Arcidiacono, who turned 22, preceded that with four free throws before Jenkins and Brunson followed with two more. The Wildcats made 18 of 19 at the line and all eight in the final 33 seconds.The Wildcats were also given the ball with 34 seconds left when officials determined that Graham undercut Hart on a scramble after Graham’s turnover. Graham fouled out at that point, and Mason’s foul led to the first of Arcidiacono’s foul shots.Darryl Reynolds had two free throws and Bridges had a key tip-in for the Wildcats as well in a game in which they shot 40 percent from the field.Villanova gets to pursue its second national title in its fifth Final Four berth, though the NCAA vacated its 1971 appearance because star Howard Porter had signed a pro contract while still in college. The Wildcats will face Oklahoma next Saturday in Houston.More importantly, the Wildcats did what no team had been able to over two months and really wasn’t expected to in knocking out the tournament favorite. But both teams had been ranked No. 1 this season and have been winning even bigger in the tournament.This Elite Eight matchup seemed inevitable as a result, with Villanova coach Jay Wright comparing it to a heavyweight bout in Friday. The Wildcats ended up cutting off the court with a zone defense and mixing in timely offense.Villanova’s 40-percent shooting including 4-of-18 from long range didn’t matter as the Wildcats had the victory that moves them into April.“We wanted to make it a street fight, make it an ugly game,” said Arcidiacono, who shot 6 of 7 from the line to seal the win on his 22nd birthday. “I think we did that.”ALL-REGION TEAMJenkins was named the regional’s Most Outstanding Player. Joining him on the team were teammates Hart, Ochefu and Arcidiacono and Kansas’ Devonte’ Graham.BIRTHDAY GIFTTurning 22 had a sweet ending for Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono, whose free throws sealed the Wildcats’ victory. Teammates and fans even serenaded him by singing “Happy Birthday” during the on-court celebration.“This is the first time I’ve played on my birthday,” Arcidiacono said. “Best one ever, for sure.”TOURNAMENT TIDBITSVillanova: The Wildcats scored 13 points off 16 turnovers. … The win tied a school record for season victories set last season.Kansas: The Jayhawks’ 16 turnovers were four above their season average. … Landen Lucas had 12 rebounds and six points.UP NEXTVillanova: Faces Oklahoma in Final Four in Houston next Saturday.GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni hit 50th career sixes in T20 Internationals

first_imgBrief scores – India 190/4 (20 overs) against Australia in Bengaluru. Kohli (72*), Rahul (47), Dhoni (40), Behrendorff (1/17). Scorecard | Live BlogVirat Kohli and MS Dhoni both hit their 50th sixes in T20 Internationals during India’s second and final match against Australia in Bengaluru. Kohli scored the 20th fifty of his T20I career and added 100 runs for the fourth wicket with Dhoni after India slipped into a spot of bother following Rishabh Pant’s exit.India ended up with 190 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 4 wickets with Kohli remaining unbeaten on 72 while Dhoni made 40 off 23 balls after Australia elected to bowl first at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.MS Dhoni was playing his 98th T20I while Virat Kohli was playing in his 67th.Rohit Sharma, who was rested for the second T20I, has the most sixes in the format by an Indian. In fact, he needs just two sixes to go past Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle as the man with most sixes in T20 Internationals.Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are now among five Indians with 50 plus sixes in T20 Internationals.Rohit Sharma leads the pack with 102 sixes while Yuvraj Singh has 74 sixes under his belt in T20 Internationals. Suresh Raina has 58 sixes in T20Is.Virat Kohli was rested for the final two ODIs and the entire T20I series against New Zealand. He returned to action in the first T20I against Australia in Vizag but scored only 24. Meanwehile, MS Dhoni was criticised for his go-slow approach; he managed only 29 not out off 37 balls. India lost the game by three wickets despite a heroic effort by the bolwers.advertisementOn Wednesday, KL Rahul helped India off to another blazing start with a 26-ball 47 even as Shikhar Dhawan seemed to struggle at the other end. Rishabh Pant fell for 1 before MS Dhoni joined Virat Kohli in the middle.There was talk of a flat pitch before the match but experts felt it was not very easy to bat on. However, Kohli and Dhoni used their experience and showed their class as India finished with a strong total in the series decider.Also Read | India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan 6th Indian to feature in 50 T20IsAlso Read | Sanjay Manjrekar, Aakash Chopra question India’s team selection in 2nd T20Ilast_img read more