Easy for STETHS

first_imgSt Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) were crowned champions of the all-island ISSA/GraceKennedy Spalding Cup play-off for the 18th time after defeating Excelsior High by 10 wickets at STETHS yesterday.Starting the third and final day on 99 for five, a lead of one run, Excelsior were eventually dismissed for 152.National Under-17 batsman Raewin Senior led the way with 52 for Excelsior.STETHS captain Michael Frew, three for 20, and Odaine McCatty, three for 17, claimed the most wickets.Set 54 to win, STETHS posted 56 without loss with openers Jordane Hill and Okeeno Farquharson ending unbeaten on 26 and 22, respectively.Final scores: Excelsior 121 and 152; STETHS 219 and 54 without loss.last_img

China’s Guo Ailun becomes 1st international athlete to have signature Jordan shoe

first_imgAsked if he’ll soon follow the footsteps of another Chinese star, Zhou Qi, who recently signed with the NBA’s Houston Rockets, the new Jordan Brand athlete offered a humble response.“CBA is a really competitive league, and I think I can keep improving there. Once I feel ready and at that level, I want to go to the NBA,” he said. Khris Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The fans here in China are all proud of me,” Guo, who will earn roughly $3 million annually for his endorsement, told the sports journalist. “My teammates always tease me though, and ask for free Jordans.”China, of course, has become a hotbed for basketball in recent years and having one of its local rising stars don the brand could establish a major influence over the insatiable market.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’After making an impact in the country’s local scene, Guo made himself known to fans across the globe, starring alongside NBA veteran Yi Jianlian en route to leading China to the gold medal in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship.Standing 6’4, Guo could easily transition to both guard spots and plays with a bold flair not often seen among Chinese players. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as hercenter_img Teen gunned down in Masbate PH gold medal bet Obiena injures ACL, out of SEA Games 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ China’s Guo Ailun. INQUIRER.net File PhotoFilipinos are certainly all too familiar with China’s dynamic point guard Guo Ailun, who most recently signed with the Jordan Brand.The 23-year-old standout, who plays for the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and a fixture for the country during international competitions, will even receive his own signature Jordan shoe, according to ESPN’s Nick DePaula.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

ONE: Folayang needs to ‘keep winning’ as he eyes another title shot

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Standing in Folayang’s way is the undefeated Pahrudinov who owns a 20-0 record and has only one fight that went the distance.Pahrudinov has 13 submissions and six knockouts to his name, but Folayang is ready for whatever the Russia will throw at him.“He has great wrestling and solid striking, excellent all-around skills,” said Folayang (19-6). “It’s hard to face these kinds of fighters because you have to be on your toes the entire bout. Get too close, and there’s the threat of the takedown. I will be prepared to face this style once again.”“I will do my best to keep every advantage and win. He doesn’t have many weaknesses, but I would like to test his striking. Let’s see if he can keep up with me on the feet.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Eduard Folayang once ruled ONE Championship’s lightweight division for nearly a year until one pinpoint strike from Martin Nguyen ended that 364-day reign in 2017.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Less than a year has passed since Folayang relinquished the belt to Nguyen, who is the current featherweight champion, but the old lion once again attempts to sit on the throne he once sat on.Folayang has since won his comeback fight back in May of 2018 against Kharun Atlangeriev, and he hopes that another win could catapult him to the title picture.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Team Lakay’s 34-year-old senior member will go up against undefeated Russian Aziz Pahrudinov, five years his junior, on July 27 and Folayang knows a win will help him stay in pace for his quest to the title.“Lightweight is one of the deepest divisions in the organization, and there are so many great guys all wanting to get to the top,” said Folayang. “I have to keep winning so I can stay in the mix.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Fans cheer as Iniesta lands in Japan to join Vissel Kobe Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View commentslast_img read more

Blocked bridge in Albouystown triggers extortion

first_imgThe Mayor and City Council (M&CC) over a month ago blocked a bridge in a deplorable condition at the junction of Sussex and Barr Streets, Albouystown. That blockage is now resulting in motorists allegedly being extorted to use the only other entrance for Barr Street.The bridge that had been erected years ago is in such a state that it poses serious threats to motorist. The bridge can be vividly seen sinking at its centre, while the sides appear to be collapsing. The M&CC early in June took precautionary measures to have the bridge blocked, which the residents of Albouystown had applauded after Councillor of the Albouystown/Charlestown constituency, Malcolm Ferreira had reported it.The blocked bridgeNow, residents are complaining that the bridge has been blocked for too long, and is now being illegally used by persons to make a dollar. With the bridge blocked, Barr Street now has now one entrance that persons are reportedly cordoning off at nights and charging residents to enter and exit the community. Since the blocking of the bridge, no rehabilitation work has commenced.Residents said that although they are grateful for the consideration displayed by M&CC to close the bridge to prevent any mishap, they are however calling on the M&CC to begin repairs immediately.Guyana Times understands that despite the actions of the M&CC, many residents have reportedly opted to remove the blockage from in order to traverse but M&CC would return to block the bridge again.The City Engineer’s department disclosed that the sinking of the bridge was due to heavy vehicular traffic.last_img read more

Lindo Creek victims’ families host memorial walk

first_img…first time grave site identified to relativesConfusion stirred on Thursday morning at the La Repentir Cemetery, in Georgetown, where the eight Lindo Creek victims were laid to rest, after relatives voiced their concern over the manner in which they were buried years ago.The child mother of one of the deceased men, Compton Speirs, explained to Guyana Times that the families created a ruckus after they discovered that their relatives were buried together in the same unmarked tomb with the other men.She expressed dissatisfaction and grief over the fact that this is the first time she and many other relatives are told where their loved ones were buried. On Thursday, many of the relatives visiting the burial site of their loved ones for the first time and were shocked when they were told six of the victims were laid to rest together.It was later explained that the men were placed in the same tomb since it was almost impossible to separate their ashes and bones, owing to the fact that theA wreath being laid on the tomb of six of the Lindo Creek murder victimsmen were burnt after being murdered.Before the relatives reached to the site, they braved the inclement weather and assembled at the Square of the Revolution for a memorial walk, along with friends and other supporters.The supporters walked along Princes Street, Georgetown, before entering Cemetery Road, for a visit to the final interment place of their loved ones.Family members called for justice as they reflected on how much their lives changed after the men’s murders.Most of the relatives said they have completed application forms for the offered assistance by President David Granger.While some called for finances, others said they needed new homes and even jobs for the children, who were rendered fatherless after the horrific episode.“I am just hoping for justice. That justice would prevail,” an emotional wife of one of the men said.In tears, she said she would be grateful for financial assistance from Government.Meanwhile, a mother who lost her son, Nigel Torres, during the massacre said, “This day is bringing back some pain. Some real pain on us you know. And I just asking God to give me strength that I would be able to go today to the burial site because it is not easy for me to stand…” She said she was awake since 03:00hA section of those who braved the weather to participate in the memorial walkcrying as she remembered the times she spent with her son. A minute of silence was observed at the cemetery in respect for those who lost their lives, as well as a wreath laying ceremony.A Commission of Inquiry into the death of the eight persons was launched in February this year by President David Granger.Back in June 2008, the burnt bodies of Dax Arokium, Cedric Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Nigel Torres, Bonny Harry, Clifton Wong and Lancelot Lee were discovered at Lindo Creek by mining camp owner Leonard Arokium.last_img read more

Valley features mall after mall for walkers and shoppers galore

first_imgThe weather’s always just right at the mall, offering a reprieve on a hot summer day or shelter from an unseasonable cold snap. Whether you’re in search of the latest fashion trends, a bite to eat, a place to get in shape or for your kids, you have your choice of local malls. Antelope Valley Mall, 1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale. (661) 266-9150. Burbank Town Center, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. (818) 566-8556. Camarillo Premium Outlets, 740 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. (805) 445-8520. The Commons, 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas. (818) 222-3444. Glendale Galleria, 2148 Glendale Galleria, Glendale. (818) 240-9481. Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge. (818) 701-7051. The Oaks mall, 222 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 495-2032. Panorama Mall, 8401 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City. (818) 894-9258. Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. (818) 990-2280. Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley. (805) 581-1430. Westfield Valencia, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. (661) 287-9050. Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 594-8732. Westfield Fashion Square, 14006 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks. (818) 783-0550. Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. (818) 594-8732. 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

Brad Paisley will be in Dawson Creek at the EnCana Events Centre

first_imgCountry music superstar Brad Paisley has announced his 2014 tour and association with tour sponsor, KRAFT Cheese & Dairy brands.  Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese kicks off in Philadelphia, PA on May 16 and will travel to over 40 cities in the United States and Canada during the summer months. Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. PST.  Tickets are priced at $100.00 and $64.00 plus applicable fees. Tickets may be purchased online at tigerboxofficeplus.ca, by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations in the Encana Events Centre and at Tiger Printing & Stationers. Moose FM has a chance for you to win tickets before they go on sale this Friday.  Click here for all the details on how you can win.- Advertisement -Fans can watch humorous Brad and Kraft co-created videos that show what he would do “For the Love of Cheese” at www.fortheloveofcheese.com.   There, they can enter the national sweepstakes for a chance to win a lifetime supply of cheese and a VIP Brad Paisley concert experience, find Paisley’s cheesy recipe favorites, and more. Paisley is partnering with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house to benefit St. Jude Target House. Tickets are available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity.com. Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him numerous awards including three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, as well as three awards from ASCAP as Country Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year. He is also a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, having been inducted in 2001.  Since his first #1 single in 1999, Paisley has placed 22 singles at the top of the charts.  His current single, “River Bank,” scored a career-high opening week at radio and is from his forthcoming August 26 album release. Visit www.bradpaisley.com for more information.last_img read more

An occasional visit with Hank makes you want more visits

first_imgSome children just have it, the spark, the thing, the mojo. Mostly it doesn’t last. So many bright kids somehow grow into tiresome adults. Then there’s Hank Nelson, a tall, rangy blond in rimless glasses, a surfer-boy ringer in shorts and flip-flops sitting among beat-up computers in Redondo Union High School’s student paper newsroom. Nelson, 17, is in charge here and nicely so. He speaks softly to the younger staffers, and it’s easy to see him through their eyes. He’s the kid who isn’t a kid, the older boy worth looking up to, the young man who is almost too serious, the guy who’s doing everything and destined for bigger things. I met Hank when he was a second-grader at Alta Vista School in Redondo Beach. He was the one with spark like an electric current, and I met him when former Breeze colleague Janet Barker invited me to speak to a class of third-graders about writing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.As we walked, Janet glanced down at the class roster and said, “Oh, you’re going to meet Hank!” Hank, who turned his assignment into a paper airplane. Hank, who was the kind of pain in the neck who comes off smart and instantly endearing if you don’t count the ear damage. “I was an excitable boy,” a much bigger but still smart and endearing Hank told me. “And I guess that I still am when I get going on something like the Thirty Years War. Then I have to pull back before I start boring people.” Hank loves history. He got a perfect score on his AP European history test and pretty much the same on nine others. Over the summer he decided that all the history he picked up in Julie Ferron’s class could be augmented with words on a “pimp pope” and the bizarre fears of powerful freaks and presented as a free AP history podcast (www.hankshistoryhour.com). “I love history,” said Hank, who this year is shooting for 51 seconds flat in the 400-meter run. “I wanted to make it so a girl like my 15-year-old sister, Maggie – a real science type – would enjoy the subject, too.” Actually, Hank loves so many things and in such depth it’s hard to cover it all. This is nothing new. Back at Alta Vista teachers had him pegged as a writer, a natural. Later, at Parras Middle School, he’d be described by one teacher as future presidential material. Somewhere in there I decided to keep an eye on Hank, not because he’s the only outstanding kid in the South Bay, but because we sometimes just need a representative good kid, someone to tell us that there is still plenty of hope mixed in with stories of shootings and children left behind. So here is some forward momentum in a still-evolving young man who is president of the Key Club and working with Amnesty International while running track and cross-country, playing the mandolin and hoping for early admission to Dartmouth. When I last spoke to Hank he was just starting high school. Back then his mother, Melanie, called her straight-A student and student council president high maintenance. “Having Hank is a little like owning a fine sports car,” she said. “But he needs attention. Dinner with Hank is a thousand questions about life, a thousand ideas. He’s a very interesting boy.” That, and an array of ambitions. In ninth grade he wanted to be a writer and pediatrician. Until he went to Boys State over the summer he wanted to be a lawyer. Being close to lawyers during a week in Sacramento convinced him that the law was dull beyond belief. Which is why he’s considering a diplomatic career, thinking about studying Russian and Arabic in college, and thinking about the good he might do. Then again, being a diplomat would mean being away from the family he doesn’t yet have. It would also pull him away from history, his first love, and this idea that he wants to bring history alive in college classrooms. Oh, and he’d like to work on the college paper at Dartmouth and write fiction maybe. But the underlying theme here is help. He has always wanted to help others without even quite knowing why. It’s just there, like being proud of all his hard work coupled with moments when he wonders if all the work has been worth it. Which brings him to Albert Camus, “The Myth of Sisyphus,” an essay that might not immediately spring to the minds of most 17-year-olds. “In it Sisyphus is condemned to pushing a rock up a hill, only to have it continually fall down. It’s about how all labor is futile because in the end we all die. But it also tells us that if you find happiness in labor you can find reason to go on. I’ve found that in my pursuits.” I told Hank that I’d still be keeping an eye on him. I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at john.bogert@dailybreeze.com, call 310-543-6681 or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. Hear my podcast at www.dailybreeze.com. 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

Wilshere names surprise player he is looking forward most to playing with at West Ham

first_imgDespite being with the Gunners since the age of nine, Wilshere was in fact born and raised as a West Ham fan by his family – regularly watching Noble ply his trade at Upton Park.And now, the two midfielders could be set to combine for new boss Manuel Pellegrini in the Hammers’ engine room – a prospect Wilshere is very keen on.“Yeah it’s something I’ve thought about,” the England international admitted.“He’s been great ever since I started training with the club, he welcomed me in and he’s West Ham through and through and through like you said. Jack Wilshere cannot wait to play alongside Mark Noble and harbours ambitions of replacing him one day as West Ham United captain.The 26-year-old joined the Hammers from London rivals Arsenal on a free transfer earlier this summer after 17 years of service. possible standings ALTERED How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 2 2 predicted Jack Wilshere poses with Manuel Pellegrini and record signing Felipe Anderson How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? who plays? NEW ERA How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible xi gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener smart causal Wilshere and Noble tangle during a Premier League game last season Latest Premier League news “He’s seen everything over the last few years, he’s been there through the ups and downs so he’s definitely someone that can give me information about the fans, the way the club is run.“But at the same time he’s got a new manager as well so I’m looking forward to playing with him.“I’ve watched him a few times over the years – I think when I was about 12 or 13 I used to watch him when I was a West Ham fan. I used to go to Upton Park and watch him so I’m looking forward to playing with him.”Wilshere’s passion and drive from midfield often saw him linked with the Gunners captaincy during his tenure at the Emirates. And while Unai Emery saw to it the England international will not fulfil that ambition in north London, the prospect of wearing the captain’s armband at the London Stadium after Noble is something the new kid on the block has considered.He added: “I think Mark has got a few more years playing so he’s the captain, he’s the one everyone looks to – he’s West Ham through and through.“When he’s done and he’s taught me everything he knows about the club then why not?”last_img read more

NORTH WEST 10K CHOSEN CHARITIES TO BE REVEALED SOON

first_imgThe three chosen charities to benefit from this year’s North West 10K will be revealed on March 3rd.All types of athletes will take to the streets of Letterkenny for this year’s North West 10K.Last year’s three charities received a major financial boost from organisers who raised a total of €30,000 from the event.Organisers are again hoping for an even bigger turn-out than last year after around 3,000 walked and jogged around the 10K route in Letterkenny. The launch takes place at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny at 7pm.Donegal Daily will once again be one of the main sponsors of the family event.    NORTH WEST 10K CHOSEN CHARITIES TO BE REVEALED SOON was last modified: February 18th, 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:charitiesNorth West 10klast_img read more