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If splits could talk

first_imgIf relay split times could pick 2017 all-schools 4x400m teams, the result would be mighty impressive. That may never happen. However, with the boys’ 4x400m ending Jamaican participation in the 123rd Penn Relays on Saturday in Philadelphia, the best splits per leg of the current season give a hint at which Jamaican high school runners are the best baton carriers of 2017.Boys 4x400m1st leg: Anthony Carpenter is by far the best schoolboy first leg runner and proved it at Boys and Girls Championships by giving Calabar High a 46.6 second start. That compares well to his personal and seasonal best of 46.53 seconds.2nd Leg: Dashawn Morris hustled Kingston College (KC) to the fore in the heats at the Gibson-McCook Relays. The result was a 47.2 second leg. KC moved him to the anchor leg for the final but got another 47.2 second leg, this time from Tyreke ‘The Jet’ Bryan.3rd leg: If full fitness is assured, KC would have a third member on this all-split team. Jhevaughn Matherson turned heads with a nippy 47.0 circuit for the purple-and-whites at the Western Relays.Anchor: Bryan could make the team if Morris moved to anchor but that spot belongs to Christopher Taylor of Calabar. Taylor cruised to splits of 46.5 and 46.6 for his school at the GC Foster Classic and at Boys and Girls Championships and zoomed 19.7 for the first half of a losing 46.4 second anchor for Jamaica at the Carifta Games.Yesterday, he made up a deficit with a 46 flat anchor. His run brought Calabar home in a record time of 3:08.59 seconds.With Matherson recovering from injury, the split fantasy selectors could call on STETHS anchorman Rayon Butler. He stepped to a flying 46.6 anchor in the heats at Champs. Butler, the class one 800m winner, added a 46.8 second closer added in the final.The numbers suggest that the Carpenter – Morris – Butler – Taylor quartet would speed to a Jamaica and world high school record time of 3:04.70 seconds.last_img read more

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Hamilton targets win as pack scramble for points

first_imgMercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton powers his car during the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 12, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SALewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team will be aiming to end an already-triumphant season on a high while the chasing pack scrap for points, positions and prize money at this weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Much more than pride will be at stake for the middle and lower order teams, as they seek to finish strongly and boost their 2018 budgets, in the twilight showdown at the Yas Marina circuit.ADVERTISEMENT Howard, Hornets rally to beat Wizards in overtime Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours While the championship is already decided, the leading drivers may well also be challenged by their teammates Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo.While they scrap at the front, it will lower down the field that some of the most ferocious battles are likely to take place.The Toro Rosso, Renault and Haas teams are separated by six points, and an estimated payout of around $12 million (10.2 million euros), in sixth, seventh and eighth places in the championship.Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul, whose outfit are two ahead of Haas and four ahead of Toro Rosso, said: “This race is almost a championship in itself.”As the tension eats up the midfielders, it will be an emotional release for Williams’ Felipe Massa again as he competes in his final race before retiring.The 36-year-old Brazilian said: “I’m looking forward to it and plan to enjoy every moment, to finish my Formula One career on a high note.”F1 may also bid farewell to the Sauber drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson, tipped to be replaced next year, and to the McLaren-Honda partnership.McLaren are to be powered by Renault next season while Honda will supply Toro Rosso.The final race of 2017 may also prove the final event with fully open cockpits on the cars before next year’s planned introduction of a ‘halo’ closed cockpit protection system. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Hamilton has already wrapped up his fourth drivers’ world title and Mercedes their fourth consecutive constructors’ championship, but team chief Toto Wolff said the team is determined to win in Abu Dhabi for the fourth year in succession.“Regardless of what stands in the trophy cabinets back at base, our focus is always on the next race and the next championship,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Our goal in Abu Dhabi is quite simple: to give the best of ourselves, to extract the maximum from our ‘diva’ in her final race and to win.“We saw promising pace in both Mexico and Brazil, circuits where we had expected to struggle more than we did, and this is a positive sign of the progress we have made in understanding our difficulties this year. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “But we have not been on the top step of the podium since winning in Austin and we are determined to change that in Abu Dhabi.”Hamilton was the victor in Texas a month ago and, like his team boss, wants to end his season strongly with a 10th victory this year. “I’m going to give it everything in Abu Dhabi,” said the Briton, who has seen rivals Max Verstappen of Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari win the last two contests.Vettel will also be keen to impress again and clinch second place behind Hamilton in the drivers’ championship. He goes into the weekend with a 22-point advantage ahead of Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.And Verstappen, buoyed by high praise from Mercedes executive chairman Niki Lauda, will be a threat as he seeks a third win of the season. Three-time champion Lauda last week described the 20-year-old Dutchman as the best young driver to enter F1.“In all my many years in motor racing, Max is the most fantastic young driver I’ve ever seen, no doubt,” said Lauda. “He impresses me – he is aggressive and fast. The only thing I would tell him is to keep his feet on the ground.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

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Balkman heads to locker room with ankle injury in 1st half of Game 6

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAnxious moments for San Miguel Beer after import Renaldo Balkman hurt this ankle in the waning seconds of the first half in Game 6 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Balkman tweaked his left ankle after stepping on the foot of Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee.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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins PVL: UP sends San Sebastian crashing to fourth straight loss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments The 34-year-old Balkman immediately limped his way to the locker room with still 13.4 seconds left in the second quarter.The Beermen lead the Gin Kings, 38-35, at the half.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’San Miguel Beer would need Balkman healthy if it wants to force a Game 7 on Friday night.Balkman is currently leading all scorers with 18 points on top of nine rebounds and three steals. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Peace Corps volunteers sworn-in

first_imgA section of the Peace Corps volunteers who will be serving various regions in Guyana– to serve in health and education sectors BY INDRAWATTIE NATRAMTwenty-nine Peace Corps Volunteers were on Monday sworn-in by Ambassador Perry Holloway at a simple ceremony held in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam). The trainees, who will provide voluntary services in the health and education sectors, will serve in seven of the 10 Administrative Regions in Guyana over the next two years.Speaking at the ceremony, US Ambassador Perry Holloway pointed out that the newly sworn-in volunteers will be representing the very best of the United States by displaying the true sense of volunteerism as well as be opened to many adventures.Public Health Minister Dr George Norton (4th from left) along with US Ambassador Perry Holloway (3rd from right) flanked by the volunteersHolloway noted that in addition to the scenic beauty, Guyana is a developing country that faces many challenges including poverty, ethnic division, crime and HIV epidemic. According to the Ambassador, the United States has a strong interest in working in partnership with Guyana to support national efforts and help eliminate the vary challenges.“The United States Government is working hard to forge a closer and more productive partnership with the Government of Guyana and the people of Guyana to help build a more prosperous, secured, democratic, and healthy Guyana,” Holloway stated.Holloway added that Peace Corps forms an important part of the US mission in Guyana and was first welcome in 1966. He noted that after 1966, there was a gap and the Corps returned in 1995 to work as community based supporters in the health and education sectors. Some 800 volunteers have since visited Guyana.Meanwhile Peace Corps Country director, Linda Arbogast, in giving an overview of the project said the Peace Corps mission started under John F Kenney and has continued under all administrations of the US Government.The trainees before becoming volunteers are required to undergo a rigorous 10 week-training in safety, languages, community health, amongst others. During their time with their host families in Guyana they are required to learn to cook as well as adapt to the changing environment.Attending the ceremony also was Health Minister Dr George Norton who told those gathered that the ministry is honoured to partner with the US embassy in accepting the volunteers in the public health system. On a yearly basis Dr Norton said, the Health Ministry accepts some 34 volunteers who are usually attached to various health centres in the hinterland and coastal regions.last_img read more

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Cuban remanded on fraud, conspiracy charges

first_imgA 33-year-old Cuban on Wednesday made an appearance before Georgetown Magistrate Faith McGusty facing two charges of fraud and conspiracy to commit a felony.The first charge against Georley Ruiz Veliz detailed that on January 4, 2019, at the Central Immigration Passport office, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he presented a Republic of Cuba passport to an immigration officer with forged Guyana Immigration- Cheddi Jagan International Airport departure and arrival stamp of 2018 knowing same to be forged.The other charge stated that on October 24, 2018 at Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he conspired with person(s) unknown to forge the immigration departure and arrival stamp dated 2018, purporting to show both was issued by the Central Immigration Passport Office.The unrepresented Veliz, by way of a translator, told the Magistrate that he did not know what to say; as a result, a not-guilty plea was entered for both charges.Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman objected to bail, informing the court that the foreigner has no fixed place of abode locally.Magistrate McGusty remanded Veliz to prison. The case will continue on January 30, 2019.last_img read more

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Hedges loses in National Championship

first_imgHedges and his B.C. team faced off against Ontario in the final of the National Championship.  Ontario claimed a 76-52 victory to win the Robert W. Jackson Trophy as national champions putting an end to BC’s string of five tournament wins in a row.They were led by men’s tournament MVP Patrick Anderson who scored 27 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists (all game-highs) to secure the tournament’s only triple-double. Hedges scored 20 points in the final behind his teammate Richard Peter who scored 23 points.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Another summer drought expected in the Peace Region

first_imgGriffith says barley and canola are two crops that are heavily impacted by dry conditions.While Hadland says areas south of the Peace River seem to be dryer, Griffith disagrees. He says he predicts similar conditions in both areas. He says the surprise snowfall in May gave the summer’s wheat crop a last shot at surviving.[asset|aid=1551|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=21266c59ab30e0e9154cd70e48821e99-Griffith 1_1_Pub.mp3]While it’s still too soon to tell the extent of damage, Griffith says there will definitely be an increase in filed claims for both forage and grain.[asset|aid=1552|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=21266c59ab30e0e9154cd70e48821e99-Griffith 2_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement Local farmers are concerned that this summer may be another dry one.Director of Electoral “C” district and local farmer Arthur Hadland says he is expecting yet another dry spell.[asset|aid=1550|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=21266c59ab30e0e9154cd70e48821e99-Hadland- drought 1_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -By the end of June 2008, there were 26.7 millimeters of precipitation in Fort St. John. As of June 18th, 2009, there has been only 0.8 millimeters of precipitation.Meanwhile, Production Insurance Representative James Griffith says despite the forecasted rain, it still looks to be another dry summer.Griffith is based out of Dawson Creek, with the Provincial Agriculture and Lands Ministry.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Huskies looking to avoid season sweep

first_imgSunday, the Fort St. John Huskies will play their third game in as many days.After games with Grande Prairie on Friday at the NPA, a game in Peace River on Saturday, the pups will travel to Whitecourt for a makeup game against the Wolverines.- Advertisement -This is the fifth and final time the Huskies will hit the ice against the first place Wolverines and Fort St. John has little to show from those four games.Whitecourt is undefeated against the Huskies and have outscored them 29-2.The game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. and all the action will be broadcast live on 100.1 Moose FM.Make sure to also tune into the informative pre-game show, which will start at 6:15.Advertisementlast_img read more

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LACCD race too close to call as Burns has razor-thin lead

first_imgMercer did not return phone calls. The City Clerk’s Office has three weeks to certify the election. Within that time, votes cast by mail, provisional ballots, and ballots that may have been damaged and could not be scanned, will be counted. After a winner is officially announced, a candidate or any registered voter has five days to request a recount, according to the city’s election codes. Some political analysts said Burns’ strong support could have been due to a mood among voters to change the status quo. Mercer, who lives in Beverly Hills, is a former teacher at the Los Angeles School District’s Danube Elementary School in Granada Hills. She also has been a public-relations director for Planned Parenthood’s Los Angeles branch. Burns teaches criminal justice at College of the Canyons in Valencia. He enlisted in the Marines after graduating from Cleveland High School in Reseda and served in the Vietnam War. “I do believe, that when it comes down to it, people want change,” said Rick Taylor, a political consultant for Dakota Communications. “And it has nothing to do with the seat but with a trust in law enforcement, and that triggered it.” Taylor said the 6 percent of registered voters who turned out were likely conservative. Burns ran on a Republican ticket, though the board of trustees is a nonpartisan entity. “It makes you wonder because these are the kinds of boards that no one really knows what the heck (the trustees) are doing,” Taylor said. But these boards also prove to be launching pads for long-standing careers in politics. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and California state Attorney General Jerry Brown both began their careers by serving on the Los Angeles Community College District board, Taylor said. Mercer, a political veteran who has served on the board of trustees since 1998, was forced into a runoff with Burns, who was the top vote-getter among three challengers in the March primary. In that election, Mercer received 46 percent and Burns got 32 percent of the vote. Mercer and Burns had each said they were disappointed they didn’t capture more than 50 percent of the vote, which would have averted a runoff. Burns said he believes he garnered a large chunk of the votes because of the messages he presented, including holding the board accountable for how voter-approved bond money was spent. He said his background as a teacher and career in law enforcement may have resonated with voters. “First of all, I’m a teacher, and I’m trying to stay in a profession in which the board of trustees oversees,” Burns said. “Next, I believe law enforcement is a respectable career, and I think that resonated with the voters.” And whether he can formally declare victory or not, Burns said this election has likely shaken the board’s sense of comfort. “I think this election opened their eyes, that this is not just going to be a quiet race every two years, and that there are going to be qualified candidates challenging the board of trustees,” Burns said. “That challenge creates better leadership.” susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664 The contest for the Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees seat remained too close to call Wednesday, with fewer than 100 votes separating the two candidates and 10,600 ballots left to count, election officials said. The tally so far gives political newcomer Roy Burns a razor-thin margin over incumbent Georgia Mercer – 88 votes out of over 115,000 cast. While acknowledging he was in no position to declare victory, Burns said he was confident about the results. “I’m not ready to declare victory, but I’m extremely confident that this side will win,” said Burns, a retired sheriff’s deputy who also teachers. last_img read more

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BEHIND THE SCENES AS THINGS BEGIN TO HOT UP ON THE STAR WARS SET

first_imgSet builders working in the large structure sprouting out to sea from the set of the new Star Wars film being shot in Malin Head. (North West Newspix)These are the behind the scenes pictures of Star Wars in the making in Inishowen.A team of production staff have spent the last three weeks close to Ireland’s most northerly point at Malin Head constructing the set for the latest instalment of the Hollywood blockbuster.A heavy security presence has kept snooping eyes away from the set on which filming starts this weekend. But our pictures show what appears to be a huge water tunnel crossing the rugged landscape of the head.A giant platform has also been erected on a massive outcrop with insiders revealing how a zip-wire is also planned from the platform into the sea.A large structure from the set of the new Star Wars film being shot in Malin Head. (North West Newspix)Hundreds of tourists are arriving at the location each day in the hope of getting a glimpse of the set.At least twelve security guards from a Dublin-based security company are patrolling the lands around Malin Head on both foot and on mobile patrol. Permission has been granted by local landowners to use the lands for the coming weeks.Donegal County Council has confirmed that it will close the roads leading to the tourist destination between this Sunday, May 15th and Tuesday, May 17th next.It stated that the Malin Loop will be closed temporarily over these days but it has not stated why the roads are being closed.Many local B&Bs as well as private holiday homes have been booked out for the entire month of May to accommodate crew from Lucas Films.Outgoing Junior Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, said he was delighted the crew had arrived and was looking forward to Donegal featuring in the upcoming Stars Wars film. “The necessary state permits are now in place for limited filming in Malin Head. The community have welcomed the team with open arms and there is tremendous excitement around it.The set of the new Star Wars film being shot in Malin Head. (North West Newspix)“People are not unaware of the potential magnitude this project can have for the future of tourism in Donegal.“If you look at the Japanese and Korean market, there is a percentage of people that follow where the film is set and this could have a magnificent impact to the area.“Locations such as Malin Head have been the hidden gems along the Wild Atlantic Way and now we are opening them up to the world,” he said. BEHIND THE SCENES AS THINGS BEGIN TO HOT UP ON THE STAR WARS SET was last modified: May 10th, 2016 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:donegalfilmInishowensetStar Warslast_img read more

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