There were some outstanding results at the Douglas Forrest Development Meet at the National Stadium on Saturday, with Vere Technical and Hydel High’s girls chipping in with good performances, while the boys’ side was dominated by St Jago High in middle-and long-distance events.With top girls’ schools Edwin Allen High, St Jago and Holmwood Technical absent, the John Mair-coached Vere produced three double winners in Brittany Anderson, Britney Dixon and Avery Pryce.Class Three athlete Anderson maintained her excellent form this season. Following her quick 11.88 seconds to win the 100 metres a week earlier at the JC Purewater meet, Anderson produced the fastest 200 metres and the longest jump. After a second-place finish in the high jump with 1.68 metres, Anderson captured the long jump with 6.02 metres, before topping the 200 metres field with 24.70 secondsKiara Grant of Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) was second overall in the 200m in 24.96 seconds.DIXON IN FINE FORMDixon was victorious in the Class Two 800 and 1,500 metres. In the 800 metres, she stopped the clock at 2:18.37 to get the better of Sherona Stewart (2:22.96) of Hydel. In the 1,500 metres, her winning time of 4:52.02 saw her getting the better of the Hydel duo of Monifa Green (4:57.89) and Aaliyah Stewart (5:07.33).Vere’s Aleitha Fearon won the Class One 800m in 2:20.94, with teammate Aleisha Skyers taking Class Two in 2:25.14.Pryce captured the Class Two shot put with a heave of 12.34 metres, before returning to capture the discus with 37.14m.Hydel High’s Davia Brown claimed the discus with 44.79m and the shot put with 12.72m.St Jago’s boys Keenon Lawrence, Lerone Clarke, Sean Bailey and Thaleentino Green were outstanding.Lawrence took the Class Two 800-1,500 metres double. In the 800m, he sprinted away in the latter stage to win in 1:59.22, getting the better of teammate Anthony Cox, 2:00.90.Christopher Taylor of Calabar High won his heat easily in 2:01.90 to finish third overall.In the Open boys’ 5,000m, Green won in 16:04.98, and his teammate, Kyle Morgan, finished second in 16:24.84.Clarke topped the Class One 1,500m in 4:06.62 ahead of Mico University College’s Alex Hutton (4:97.35), with Green third overall in 4:07.75.Bailey took the Class One 800m in 1:59.22, as former teammate Martin Manley, competing for Cameron Blazers Track Club, was second in 1:56.97. Shemar Hylton of Excelsior High was third in 1:59.75.Calabar High also showed their strength in Class Two, as Dejour Russell won in 22.46 seconds ahead of teammate Tyreke Wilson and St Jago High’s Cox, who both clocked 22.61 seconds for second and third, respectively.In the Class One 200m, Calabar High’s Xavier Angus was first in 21.86 seconds, just ahead of Vere Technical’s Tascio Bell, 21.94 seconds, and Michael Campbell of Jamaica College, 21.98 seconds.
With a world title fight on the horizon, former World Boxing Council Super bantamweight champion Alicia Ashley scored an impressive unanimous decision over Liliana Martinez from the Dominican Republic, at the Karibe Conference Centre in Haiti last Friday night. Ashley, who is slated to fight champion Fatuma Zarika for the title within the next 90 days, told The Gleaner, “I used this fight as a warm-up for my title fight, which is to take place soon, and I was pleased with my performance.” The fight against Martinez, who is an experienced boxer with a 20-17 record, was part of a six-fight, four-title fight card put on by promoter Jacques Deschamps, and was over six rounds. The scores for Ashley were 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55. In a re-cap of the fight, Ashley said that following a long period of training for the title fight, which should originally have taken place at the end of February, she was hoping to have had at least an eight-round contest last Friday, but with so many title fights on the card, she could only be allotted six rounds. “I made good use of it, however,” she stated. “I started off much faster than usual, and found my rhythm quickly. I was able to score freely, and my body shots were right on target. Liliana is a very competent boxer and I had to be careful, but I was able to get the job done. I am happy with my performance. My focus now will be on the title fight. The promoter and Zarika’s camp are having discussions, and hopefully, we will know the date and venue before the end of April,” she added.
Pension package… to also get free maids, bodyguards, drivers, duty-free concessionsPeople’s National Congress (PNC) stalwart Hamilton Green will next month begin receiving a multimillion-dollar pension packaged being calculated at almost $20 million annually, in a move that is being described as a “vulgar” rape of the Treasury.PNC stalwart and former Prime Minister Hamilton GreenThe move comes in the form of a legislative package being piloted by the Finance Ministry under the hand of substantive Minister Winston Jordan who is scheduled to lay a Bill in the National Assembly next week that will give Hamilton Green a pension that is pegged to the current salary of the sitting Prime Minister.Former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall has since calculated that this will result in Hamilton Green getting approximately $1.4 million as pension per month.Additionally, Green will also get the facilities to which a former President is entitled; that is, free electricity, water, telephone, Internet, drivers, bodyguards, maids and office staff, as well we duty-free concessions.This means that Green’s pension package amounts to in excess of $20 million annually.News of the legislative package to benefit Green surfaced earlier this week when the National Assembly released its Order of Business for its next sitting on Monday.According to the parliamentary Order of Business, Jordan will present to the House, on behalf of Government the “Prime Minister Hamilton Green Pension Bill”.That Bill, according to the description in the Order Paper, will pave the way for an Act “to provide a pension, benefits and other facilities to Hamilton Green, Prime Minister from 1985 to 1992, to enable him to live in keeping with the high office he occupied”.Guyana Times has since seen a copy of the proposed legislation which outlines that the Prime Minister Hamilton Green Pension Act 2016 and shall come into operation on December 1, 2016.The Bill inherently and explicitly states that the pension that Green is receiving since retirement shall be discontinued with effect November 30, 2016, in order to facilitate the larger package being catered for in the Bill.According to the proposed provisions in the Bill, “Notwithstanding anything in the Pensions (President, Parliamentary and Special Offices) Act, Prime Minster Hamilton Green shall be paid a pension in accordance with Section 4 of the said Act based on the salary paid to the Prime Minister, as though he actually earned the said salary, taking into consideration his record of service as a legislator.”Another of the provisions in the Bill, is that the former President (Benefits and Other Facilities) Act 2015 shall, subject to such modifications as may be necessary, apply to Prime Minster Hamilton Green and for that purpose wherever the word “President” occurs it shall be substituted by the words “Prime Minister.”According to the proposed legislative package, “Prime Minister Hamilton Green shall continue to receive any other benefits and facilities provided for in any other law.”Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall in lambasting the move by the coalition Government recalled that Green served as Prime Minister from 2005 to 1992, “that is, an entire generation ago and before every person who is 25 years and younger were born…This is nothing but a vulgar rape of the Treasury.”Nandlall is adamant there are many important issues affecting the welfare of “our people, especially our children and the elderly, that are competing for scarce financial resources which we are told cannot get done, yet this Government decides to use these scarce finances to give Green such a huge pension… Imagine, with all the problems facing the people of this country that is this Government’s priority.”CondemnationThe former Attorney General in his condemnation of Green’s package recalled too that Green was getting a pension all along and that only recently, the City Council handed him a package which included guards, maids, etc.“Worse yet, this plunder of the Treasury is being done by those who promised lean and clean government and who cuss out President (Bharrat) Jagdeo for years about his pension at every street corner and in every media house in this country… The hypocrisy is sickening.”Nandlall said he maintains that never before in the history of the Caribbean were an electorate so comprehensively fooled and conned by a group of politician as this “[A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC did to the Guyanese electorate during the 2015 election’s campaign… I also maintain that not more than five thousand persons are benefiting from this Government.”These, he said, includes the Cabinet, their family, relatives and friends and a few party hacks. “The working people of every race, including the public servants, teachers, Police, soldiers, farmers, tradesman, fishermen, bauxite workers, miners, loggers, rice farmers, sugar workers, vendors, businessmen, and the professionals continue to suffer in a stagnant economy presided over by an utterly incompetent Government.”Green served as Guyana’s Prime Minister under the PNC Desmond Hoyte Administration, up until October 1992. In March 1993, Green sued the PNC for violation of his constitutional rights when that party at its Congress voted to expel him from the party.The former Prime Minister and Mayor currently serves at the helm of the Central Planning and Housing Authority – a position he was appointed to following the May 2015 electoral victory by the PNC-led APNU/AFC coalition.
“I don’t think I could pick anyone better to go up against in the world we live in at the moment,” boss Darren Way told the club’s official website.“It was an extraordinary achievement to get to the fourth round and to get Manchester United is a special moment for the club.”“I want everyone to enjoy it and embrace the fantastic challenge. The players and supporters deserve it. It’s going to be a magical day.”Fellow League Two side Newport will entertain Tottenham and Exiles manager Mike Flynn said the match would be a boost for the club’s finances.Mansfield, another club from the fourth tier, have the carrot of welcoming Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to Field Mill if they can overcome Cardiff at home in a replay.There are guaranteed to be at least two all-Premier League ties, with Liverpool once more at home against West Brom and Southampton facing Watford at St Mary’s.The 1987 FA Cup winners Coventry’s reward for ousting Stoke in the third round is a trip to League One outfit MK Dons.Nottingham Forest, who knocked holders Arsenal out on Sunday and announced the appointment of Aitor Karanka as their new manager cheer on Monday, visit Hull.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000An AFC Wimbledon fan holds up a handmade replica of the FA Cup trophy during the English FA Cup third round match between Tottenham and AFC Wimbledon at Wembley Stadium in London, on January 7, 2018 © AFP/FileLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 9 – English minnows Yeovil Town have hailed a second FA Cup clash in four seasons against Premier League giants Manchester United as a “special moment”.The lowest-ranked side left in the competition will face Jose Mourinho’s side later this month at Huish Park, where the 12-time winners won 2-0 in 2015 thanks to goals from Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria.
What is his play style and what are his strongest attributes?Despite drawing comparisons to N’Golo Kante as a result of their similar height and stature, Seri really doesn’t play a lot like Chelsea’s star man. Admittedly, the midfielder does has a defensive aspect to his game, not unlike Kante’s, as he can be a high-energy nuisance to attackers and zips around the midfield. However on the whole, he is much more of a creative influence for Nice than Kante is for Chelsea or France. Seri is not unaccustomed to a long-range creative pass, and he doesn’t fear the prospect of running at opponents and taking them on.He registered two goals and ten assists last season – not bad for someone who spent the first half of the campaign purely as a defensive midfielder. What are his weaknesses?As you can expect for anyone who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, battles of strength and defensive headers are not Seri’s strong point. Having said that, he has been known to make goal line clearances for Nice from corners as he is often spotted standing on one of the posts.One other issue, which has often been discussed when Seri has been linked with a move to England, is the fact he suffers from chillblains – swellings on the skin caused by cold weather. They are itchy and can cause pain to the sufferer, and Seri must take his condition into account when considering if he should leave the French Riviera for the much more chilly climate of England. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Barcelona legend Xavi has admitted he was entranced when watching Seri play for Nice: “When I was told that a player from Nice was called the ‘African Xavi’, I followed him very closely.“I didn’t know [Seri] and I was entranced.“I’m not used to seeing such talent in midfield any more. The short game, long game, tactical intelligence, long-range shooting, personality, organisation of the play… Madre mia!“He would do so well at Barca. He can play anywhere in the middle. He is fantastic. He has what they call the Barca DNA. No doubt.” How much will he cost?Jean Michael Seri has a release clause of £35m which would likely have to be paid in full if he were to exit Nice this summer. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LATEST Despite his height restriction, Seri does play an important defensive role Seri is one of Ligue 1’s brightest talents IN DEMAND What position does he play?Primarily a central midfielder, Seri can also play in a more defensive role in the middle of the park. Seri spent the early part of the 2017/18 season playing as one of two defensive midfielders in Lucien Favre’s 4-2-3-1 system. They then switched to a 4-3-3 formation, which saw Seri as the left side of their three central midfielders. 5 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Seri can be dispossessed by stronger opposition 5 TOP WORK 5 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 5 three-way race 5 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Chelsea, Arsenal and now also West Ham have been linked with Seri.You can find out all you need to know about Nice’s hot property below.Who is he?Jean Michael Seri is a 26-year-old Ivorian midfielder who plays for Nice in France’s Ligue 1. He was born in Grand-Bereby, Ivory Coast and grew up playing youth football in the capital, Abidjan. He was picked up by one of the country’s biggest clubs ASEC Mimosas at the age of 18.After three years at ASEC Mimosas, Seri switched to Pacos de Ferreira in Portugal, where he spent two years before joining Nice in 2015.He made his international debut soon after joining Nice in 2015 and has now played 18 times for his country. The 26-year-old gets his fair share of assists RANKED LIVING THE DREAM Jean Michael Seri is attracting a great deal of Premier League interest in the 2018 summer transfer window.Three of London’s top clubs are said to be eyeing up a move for the Ivory Coast midfielder. Latest transfer news The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star The Ivorian is not one of Nice’s taller players
A pair of home exhibitions against Dubuque (Oct. 28) and Pittsburg State (Nov. 3)will prepare Drake for the season. The MVC portion of the Bulldogs’ schedule will be announced at a later date. Drake opens the season on Nov. 7 at Nebraska. The Bulldogs and the Huskers played a double-overtime thriller last season at the Knapp Center. Following its trip to Lincoln, Neb., Drake travels to Western Illinois on Nov. 10. The Leathernecks earned a berth to the 2018 WNIT. Ticket Information Story Links Following the two-game homestand, Drake heads to Vancouver, B.C. for the eight-team, Vancouver Showcase. The Bulldogs start the rigorous tournament against Rutgers on Nov. 22. and will then play either Gonzaga or Notre Dame on Nov. 23. Drake’s final contest of the tournament will be on Nov. 24 and be against either East Tennessee State, Oregon State, South Carolina or Western Kentucky. The program’s annual “Kids Game” is set for Dec. 4 against Clarke University. Drake then has road games at South Dakota State on Dec. 8 and at Iowa State on Dec. 16. The Bulldogs’ final non-conference game is versus Iowa on Dec. 21 at the Knapp Center. The Hawkeyes and Jackrabbits made the 2018 NCAA Tournament. 2018-19 Non-Conference Schedule Drake’s home opener is set for Nov. 15 when South Dakota visits the Knapp Center. The Coyotes also qualified for the 2018 WNIT. The Bulldogs then welcome Cal State Northridge on Nov. 18. After its trip to Vancouver, Drake plays at Creighton on Nov. 28. The Bulldogs and Bluejays played a four-overtime classic at the Knapp Center last season. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake women’s basketball team, the two-time defending Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament champions, announced its 2018-19 non-conference schedule on Friday, Aug. 31. The challenging 12-game non-conference schedule features games against five opponents that made the 2018 NCAA Tournament and a trip to Canada for the inaugural Vancouver Showcase, Nov. 22-24. The eight-team tournament features a loaded field, including the defending national champions, Notre Dame in addition to East Tennessee State, Gonzaga, Oregon State, South Carolina and Western Kentucky. For ticket information visit www.draketix.com and to buy season tickets call 515-271-DOGS (3647). Print Friendly Version
Ben Simons (6’8”-F-91, graduated ’13, currently in Spain) contributed to Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB’s victory against one of league’s weakest teams, Movil Estudiantes (3-8) 91-81 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Saturday. Simons scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 30 minutes of play. Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (5-7) is currently in 12th place in the Liga Endesa. It was his team’s first victory after three consecutive losses. Simons has relatively good stats this season, averaging 10.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.4apg. Experienced AJ Calvin (6’7”-F-85, graduated ’07, plays pro in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for ETB Wohnbau (2-11) in their game last Saturday. Despite his good performance, the 12th-placed ETB Wohnbau was defeated 74-67 at home by the higher-ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (#6) in the North group. Calvin was his team’s leading scorer with 11 points. He also added 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) in 29 minutes. This season Calvin has very high stats. He averages 16.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg. Reed Timmer (6’1”-PG-95, graduated ’18, plays pro in Germany) could not help Walter Tigers Tuebingen (6-9) win their last game. Despite Timmer’s performance, the Walter Tigers Tuebingen lost 70-78 on the road to the higher-ranked (#6) Rostock. He was second in scoring with 20 points; quite an impressive performance considering it’s only Timmer’s first season playing professional basketball. It’s Timmer’s first year with the team. He has very impressive stats this season 17.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.9apg in 14 games. Christopher Caird (6’6”-F/G-89, graduated ’15, currently in Iceland) helped FSU win their game against the closely-ranked Vestri (77-74) in the Icelandic D1 (second division) last Friday. Caird recorded 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. Caird has relatively good stats this season, averaging 12.3ppg and 4.7rpg.Print Friendly Version Jacob Evanhold Jensen (7’1”-F-94, graduated ’17, currently in Denmark) helped Svendborg win their last game against the second-ranked BMS Skovlunde (90-76) in the Danish BasketLigaen last Saturday. Jensen scored 10 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished out 3 assists. This year Jensen averages 9.8ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.2bpg in 12 games. Joshua Young (6’1”-G-88, graduated ’10, plays in Germany) was not able to help Rasta Vechta secure the victory in their last game against Ratiopharm Ulm (5-5) in the German BBL. He scored 7 points in 18 minutes. Rasta Vechta was edged out (81-80) in Ulm by the lower-ranked Ratiopharm (#9). It is still an early in the season and there is plenty of time to turn the season around. Young has relatively good stats this year, averaging 11.4ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.5apg. The Drake University men’s basketball program has a long and storied tradition of preparing players for long and prosperous basketball careers overseas in international competition. Currently, nearly a dozen Bulldogs are competing across the globe. Here are some of the top performances by former Drake standouts in the last week courtesy of Eurobasket.com Gary Ricks (6’1”-G-91, graduated ’15, plays in Mexico) was a major contributor in an Abejas de Guanajuato’s victory against the sixth-ranked Santos (8-12) 98-87 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Sunday night’s game. He scored 18 points, had 7 rebounds and dished out 4 assists. Abejas de Guanajuato (9-11) is currently in fifth place in the South group. It’s Ricks’ first season with the team. Ricks has relatively good stats this year, averaging 11.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.1apg in 19 games this year.
McKINLEYVILLE >> Both McKinleyville and Eureka volleyball teams entered Thursday’s match looking for its first Big 5 win of the young season. By the way the game went, it was apparent that both teams wanted the win — very badly.But it was the Panthers (1-1 Big 5, 8-11 overall) who walked away with the win in a back-and-forth, best of five match in McKinleyville over the Loggers (0-3 Big 5, 10-12 overall) at 25-21, 13-25, 25-19, 20-25 and 15-13.“It feels great,” McKinleyville head coach Diana …
Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Pacquiao pulled out of a planned rematch in Australia later his year, with Horn close to finalizing another opponent to defend his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title.Englishman Gary Corcoran is shaping up as the most likely challenger, with the fight expected to be in Brisbane in December, local reports have said. Read Next Kings open title defense vs vengeance-seeking Bolts MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES READ: Horn stuns Pacquiao for unanimous decision winIn recognition, he walked away with ‘The Don’ award at the annual Sport Australia Hall Of Fame dinner in Melbourne on Thursday evening.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNamed after cricketer Donald Bradman, prior winners of the prize include swimmer Ian Thorpe, runner Cathy Freeman, cyclist Cadel Evans, hurdler Sally Pearson, golfer Jason Day and last year’s recipient jockey Michelle Payne.“It is massive,” Horn said, calling it a career highlight. Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I can remember growing up being inspired by previous winners such as Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe.“To know I am potentially inspiring the future generation of athletes like these guys have done for me is an incredible feeling.”Horn said he still sometimes found it hard to believe he took down one of the world’s greatest ever fighters, who has won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions.READ: Jeff Horn’s vision comes to fruition with win over Pacquiao“Many days I have thought to myself, did that really happen? It’s been very hectic since the win but recognition and awards like this certainly help,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jeff Horn. PHOTO FROM SPORTS AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTSYDNEY—Boxer Jeff Horn’s stunning upset of Filipino great Manny Pacquiao has earned him one of Australia’s top sporting honors as the most inspirational athlete of the year.The unheralded 29-year-old stunned the boxing world with a unanimous 12-round decision over Pacquiao in Brisbane on July 2 in a hotly contested result that rattled the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT
The CAG has questioned the deals between the CWG and certain media houses as the organising committee (OC) apparently resorted to pick-and-choose policy in the award of contracts worth over Rs 6.73 crore. The CAG, in its report, tabled in Parliament last week, has dubbed the process arbitrary and biased.The CAG is more severe in its observations on the contract for creating a Games Time website, meant to put out real time information on sporting events, given to HT-Hungama – a consortium comprising Hindustan Times and Hungama. It has lambasted the process of awarding the contract to the consortium and said their work was deficient.The website lacked speed and was not really updated with the latest information, the auditors said.The website named Korea, Japan, Philippines and the US among the nations participating in the Games – but none of them did – and Commonwealth Games Federation head Mike Fennell went on record, saying “there is certainly a big problem with the official Games Time website”. A benevolent OC overlooked the non-performance and did not encash the performance guarantee of Rs 0.29 crore. A contract tweaked in favour of HT-Hungama had no other provisions for penalties case of non-performance, the CAG said.It said the bidding process was squeezed and completed within two months, leading to several irregularities. Among the three bidders, HT-Hungama’s documentation was deficient but ignored by the technical committee. It led the CAG to conclude that the process was tailored in HT-Hungama’s favour.The contract for production and broadcasting of commercials was given to two news channels, CNN-IBN and NDTV. The CAG said the OC followed an arbitrary approach with no planning for specific channels, time slots and cost benefit analysis.advertisementThe OC considered proposals in an adhoc manner and as and when they were received.