– 9:30 a.m.: Triple Jump Class 11 Boys Discus – Class 1 Girls – 10:30 a.m.: Long jump – Class 3 Girls Discus – Class 1 Boys – 11 a.m.: High jump- Class 2 Boys – 11:30 a.m.: Long jump – Class 3 Boys Shot Put – Class 2 Boys – 2 p.m.: Triple jump – Open Girls High jump – Class 1 Boys Shot put – Class 2 Boys – 3:15 p.m.: Long Jump – Class 4 Girls High jump – Class 2 Girls – 4:30 p.m.: Long jump – Class 1 Boys Discus – Class 2 Girls Field Events Finals THE 2016 track and field season will hit another high gear today as the two-day Digicel Grand Prix Central Championships will take place at G.C. Foster College, starting at 9:30 a.m., with the preliminary round of the girls’ 400 metres, starting with Class Two. Today, there will be 15 field events finals, along with eight on the track. A prelude to next month’s GraceKennedy ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships, this event will definitely give some clue about who will win the girls’ section as the top five teams at the national championships last year, headed by defending champions Edwin Allen High, will be on show with Hydel High, St Jago High, Holmwood Technical, and Vere Technical being the leading teams, along with the much-improved Manchester High and its new coaching staff, led by technical director Jerry Holness and Dwayne Jarrett. CONFIDENCE A year ago when the meet was held at Kirkvine Sports Club due to the unavailability of G.C. Foster College Edwin Allen won the championships quite easily and went on to win the national title, also quite easily. Head coach Michael Dyke is very confident of dominating once again and is taking this meet seriously as there is also a cash prize of $250,000 from Digicel for the overall winning team. Additionally, the top two finishers in the individual Grand Prix events in the Under-18 and Under-20 categories will advance to Saturday’s Grand final, the G.C. Foster Classics at the same venue, where the top male and female schools will each get $1 million in gym equipment. There is also a Grace Most Improved School Award for each of the Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship meets, which sees the respective male and female high-school winners each receiving $125,000. “We want to continue our winning ways this season and we are hoping to be well represented in all events as we want to keep this momentum going into Champs, and we will not be dropping our guard,” said Dyke. St Jago High were absent last year and after a dominant performance at the Camperdown Classics at the National Stadium last Saturday – where Edwin Allen, Hydel and Holmwood were absent – they will want to prove that their performances were no fluke. Last year, they were touted to unseat Edwin Allen at Champs, but placed third behind an improved Hydel and will want to prove that they have the ammunition to go all the way this time. Since their introduction to these Championships, St Jago’s boys have dominated and the Danny Hawthorne-coached team, who were absent last year, are favourites for a massive win. Defending champions Manchester High will have their hands full in containing the former champions. It has been an excellent season so far for St Jago boys, especially in the middle-distance events where they are led by the outstanding Lerone Clarke, Keenon Lawrence and Joel Jean Pierre. – 3:10 p.m.: 400m Hurdles Girls – Timed Finals – 3:25 p.m.: 400m Hurdles Boys – Timed Finals – 3:40 p.m.: 1500m Girls- Timed Finals – Class 3, 2, – 4:10 p.m.: 1500m Boys – Timed Finals – Class 3,2,1 Track Finals
Sans Salado, Arellano continues Final Four drive While there’s excitement over rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr., Dallas’ most important draft pick since Nowitzki in 1998, the Mavericks will likely have to overachieve to avoid missing the postseason for the second straight year.That hasn’t happened since Dallas was a sad-sack franchise wrapping up the abysmal decade of the 1990s, and a young Nowitzki was still learning his way in the NBA. The Mavericks missed last year because of an injury-plagued 4-17 start, the worst since the year before he arrived.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I think we need to start a little better,” Nowitzki said. “Just always chasing. That costs a lot of energy, so hopefully we come out of the gates a little better. Create a little more energy than we did last year at the beginning. Hopefully have a decent season.”Harrison Barnes is now the primary scoring option. Going into his second year, his idea of fun most certainly isn’t a 33-49 record just two years removed from winning a championship with Golden State. Story lines with Carlisle coming off just his second losing season in 15 years as a head coach:Noel factorCenter Nerlens Noel had to settle for a $4.1 qualifying offer after failing to get the max deal he coveted as a restricted free agent. He’s playing for a payday next summer, but will mostly come off the bench because the Mavericks are better at the start of games with Barnes at power forward and Nowitzki at center.“I’m really locked into having a great year, no matter what. Just keep it simple,” he said.20 and counting?Nowitzki isn’t hiding his satisfaction over making it to 20 seasons, as Bryant did with the Lakers, crediting the single franchise thing to owner Mark Cuban buying the team during Nowitzki’s second season.“He’s obviously a big part of why I’ve been here so long, him being loyal to me and making the decision to make me his franchise player and stick with me through a lot of disappointments,” Nowitzki said.Bevy of guardsThere are five potential point guards in Smith, Seth Curry, Yogi Ferrell, Devin Harris and J.J. Barea. Combinations of two of those will be on the court plenty as well, once Curry returns from a stress reaction in his left leg that has him sidelined indefinitely. Ferrell is expected to start until Curry is ready.Low turnover MOST READ Other than drafting Smith, the Mavericks didn’t have any significant roster changes after dumping aging veterans Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut at the trading deadline last season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) talks with head coach Rick Carlisle in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS, Texas—Dirk Nowitzki just wants to have fun while joining Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend 20 seasons with a single NBA franchise.For the big German, that means helping the Dallas Mavericks make the playoffs. Even better, the 13-time All-Star would love to win a series or two, which the Mavericks haven’t done since Nowitzki led them to their only championship in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I think it comes down to we’ve got to make the playoffs,” said Barnes, who led Dallas at 19.2 points per game last season. “That’s where it has to start. If you don’t make the playoffs, it’s like where did we really improve from last season.”The Mavericks think they improved in the draft, which probably hasn’t happened in more than a decade. Missing the playoffs for just the second time in 17 seasons led to the ninth overall pick and Smith, who left N.C. State after one season and won’t turn 20 until late November.Coach Rick Carlisle is banking on Smith’s athleticism and depth at point guard improving the tempo after the Mavericks were one of the slowest teams in the league last season. Dallas is also much younger than the start of last season, even with the 39-year-old Nowitzki.Carlisle said the challenge will be playing faster while becoming a good defensive team.“I think we can do it,” he said. “I think we have the toughness. I think we have the wherewithal. There aren’t many people expecting much out of our group, but I believe in these guys.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
… 48% current, 29% capital projects completedBY: Indrawattie NatramCouncillors from both the Opposition and Government side of the Region Two Regional Democratic Council (RDC) have spoken out against the slow implementation of the Region’s capital and current budget for 2016.The councillors have noted their concerns describing the pace of the projects as slow and most of them directly blamed the slowness on the incompetent Regional Accounting Officer Rupert Hopkinson.Region Two Chairman Davanand RamdattAccording to Alliance For Change (AFC) councillor Naithram, last year over $79 million was returned to the National Treasury, although there are dilapidated kokers and emergency works to be done in the region. The councillor noted that it has been eight months and the implementation of the Capital works is moving at snail’s pace.As such he called on the REO and engineers of the Region Two Administration to fast-track the process; so that monies allocated to the Region can be spent rather than be returned. He noted that the region has many unfinished projects. He also commented that the slow pace of the implementation of projects is stagnating progress within the region.People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Councillor Humace Odit also lashed out at the REO for not circulating the bills of quantities awarded for key projects, to councillors.On that note, Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt, expressed dissatisfaction, outlining that the implementation is extremely slow of the 2016 capital and current budget.According to Ramdatt, only 48 per cent of current, and 29 per cent of capital projects were finished for the region’s budget, which amounted to approximately $3.4 billion.Regional reports have shown that only $1.8 billion was spent on current and $2.9 billion on capital works. ForAFC Councillor Naithramthe capital budget, $474 million was allocated and to date only $138 million were spent.Ramdatt said under the maintenance of buildings “absolutely no money was used to date” although $216 million was allocated. Also, for the maintenance of roads only 33 per cent of the allocated sum has been utilised to date.$21 million was allocated for the maintenance of bridges and only 15 per cent was used. Under Drainage and Irrigation only 32 per cent was utilised. Under the maintenance of other infrastructure, out of $52 million allocated, only eight per cent have been used.The chairman said that he fears that money will be returned to the treasury, as it did in 2015 and there is still a lot of developmental works to be done.Ramdatt said that many residents are disaffected due to poor drainage and irrigation and also that roads are not being repaired in a timely manner.He also expressed concerns over the circulation of the bill of quantities to key stakeholders (councillors,REO Rupert Hopkinsonbeneficiaries, local authorities). Due to the lack of circulation of the bill of quantities he said there is less monitoring and less input from residents.He also requested a committee consisting of engineers to be formed to monitor the budget and the progress of works.During the RDC meeting, the the Heads of Departments/Programmes were given a chance to be part of the discussions. It was revealed that the REO has in excess of 230 vouchers awaiting his signatures.In responding Hopkinson, REO, said that monies were returned in the past due to proroguing of Parliament. He however told the RDC that to date, all the main capital works were awarded.He said that once he is aware of any faulty projects, he would write the contractors and the necessary sanctions would be done. Also, he called on the public to “police” projects that are being executed within their areas.
House Speaker Bhofal Chambers inducts Reps Kargon and Womba as Members of the House of RepresentativesThe membership of the House of Representatives has been fully completed, totaling 73 members. This followed the formal affirmation of oath to the remaining two Representatives on Tuesday, April 17, during the 20th day sitting of the Legislature.Nimba and Bong counties District 4 Representatives, Gonpue L. Kargon and Robert Flomo Womba respectively, were installed by Speaker Bhofal Chambers yesterday.Reps. Kargon and Womba replaced Messrs Garrison Yealue and Lester Paye respectively.The investiture of the two newly-certificated lawmakers was in accordance with Chapter 5 of the House’s Rules and Procedures, which says: “each member of the House of Representatives before taking seat, shall take an oath or affirmation to uphold and defend the Constitution and the Laws of the country as well as faithfully discharging the duties and functions of the office as a member of the House of Representatives.”The lawmakers were formally inducted, following a communication from authorities of the National Election Commission (NEC).NEC communication to Chief Clerk Mildred Sayon said that the Supreme Court ordered the certification of Reps. Kargon and Womba and shall be retroactive to the date they should have been sworn in the office as member of the House of Representatives, thereby entitling them to receive and enjoy all rights and privileges, inclusive of salaries, emoluments, allowances and other benefits as of the date they should have been seated and assumed said offices, but for the just decided proceedings.“The NEC is pleased to advise that in strict compliance with the Court’s mandate mentioned above, the certification of Messrs Kargon and Womba shall take retroactive effect on January 4, 2018.Accordingly, you are further advised to ensure that all rights and privileges, inclusive of salaries, emoluments, allowances and other benefits pertaining to the office of Representative are accorded and paid to Messrs Kargon and Womba effective from January 4,” Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya said.It may be recalled that on January 4, 66 Representatives were certificated, because of series of court issues; followed by Representatives Clarence Massaquoi of Lofa County District 3 in January, and Joseph M. Matthews, Jr. of Gbarpolu County District 3, Larry Younquoi of Nimba County District8; Nimba County District 7, Roger S. W. Y. Domah and Joseph Papa Kolleh of Bong County District 7.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Real estate agent Nigel Reid of Princes and Laing Streets, Charlestown Georgetown, who allegedly threatened to kill Junior Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs Valarie Garrido-Lowe on August 7 at the Indigenous Peoples Affairs Ministry (MoIPA), appeared on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a charge of behaving in a disorderly manner in a public building, thereby breaching the peace.The 47-year-old Reid denied the charge. He was represented by defence attorneyNigel ReidTiffany Durant, who, in a bail application, told the court that her client was seeking justice for a rape victim at the MoIPA. The attorney told the court that while at the ministry, her client was encountering some difficulties in getting personnel to take the report, and in frustration he made an outburst. However, Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the Chief Magistrate that Reid visited the MoIPA and requested to speak with the minister. However, after being told that the minister was unable to meet with him, he became enraged, began to use indecent language, and behaved in a disorderly manner, prompting the minister to have him escorted from the building. At about 13:15h the said day, Reid reportedly placed a call to the said minister’s secretary, threatening to kill the minister. As such, he was arrested and later charged for the offence. Reid was placed on $10,000 bail and is required to observe the following conditions as terms of his bail: (1) He has to stay at least 50 feet away from the Indigenous Peoples Affairs Ministry; (2) he is required to report to the Alberttown Police Station on a weekly basis; (3) he has been bonded to be of good behaviour.
0Shares0000Tottenham’s English midfielder Dele Alli (L) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League match against Newcastle at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, northeast England on August 13, 2017 © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYNEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Aug 13 – Dele Alli fired Tottenham to a 2-0 victory at Newcastle on Sunday after the England midfielder was involved in the crucial dismissal of Magpies midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.Shelvey was shown a second half red card for deliberately treading on Alli, who was on the ground only yards from referee Andre Marriner. Tottenham capitalised by scoring through Alli and then Ben Davies to open their Premier League campaign with a comfortable three points at St James’ Park.After finishing second last season, Tottenham will hope their winning start bodes well for a sustained title challenge.It added up to a frustrating return to the Premier League for promoted Newcastle, who had competed well until Shelvey’s needless dismissal.Until the red card, this encounter between two teams whose supporters have been critical of their lack of transfer investment was in danger of meandering towards a goalless stalemate.Newcastle’s net spend has been less than £20 million ($25 million, 21 million euros), while Tottenham opted not to make even one new signing, choices which appeared ill-judged for long periods here.If future decisions are based on analysis of this game, the two managers will surely move in the market to strengthen their squad before the end of the transfer deadline.Mauricio Pochettino will know Tottenham lacked imagination before the red card, while Newcastle’s Rafa Benitez will be particularly anxious to recruit reinforcements after suffering injuries to two defenders long before the half-time whistle.Left-back is the position where Benitez has no cover for Paul Dummett, so central defender Ciaran Clark had to move there when Dummett suffered a leg injury after only six minutes.Newcastle were forced to improvise again by the 34th when Chancel Mbemba took over from another centre-half, Florian Lejeune, leaving Newcastle with their third defensive partnership of the afternoon.Lejeune, who already looks the pick of Newcastle’s new signings, went down under a challenge from Harry Kane, who was booked.It was one of Kane’s few contributions to the opening half, but others were equally anonymous as both teams struggled to locate any early-season fluency.– Danger man –Dwight Gayle sliced an early shot wide from a chance created by Dummett’s final involvement, while excellent work down the left by Christian Atsu was wasted when nobody was in front of goal to meet his cross.Christian Eriksen was the Tottenham danger man in the first 45 minutes, steering a 26th minute shot narrowly wide, then bringing a save from Rob Elliot shortly before the end of the opening half.The pattern of the rest of the game was dictated by the dismissal of Shelvey in the 48th minute.Gayle did force Hugo Lloris to finally make a save moments later, but Newcastle’s 10 men were largely pinned back in their own half from that point.Kane, needing only one goal to complete a century for Tottenham could have secured it in the 51st minute when he was left in space and hooked a shot that brought a marvellous save from Elliot.It was only a matter of time, though, before the 10 men were opened up and Eriksen was the man responsible with a fine pass that Alli slid past the exposed Elliott after 61 minutes.The Tottenham pair were also involved in their second goal after 70 minutes when they combined with Kane before Davies nipped in front of Eriksen to finish calmly.Kane, who rarely scores for Tottenham in the month of August, was inches away from ending that drought when he struck the post in stoppage time.He will have to wait a little longer for that 100th goal for the club.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
talkSPORT’s Joe Amphlett caught up with Hollywood superstar Will Smith ahead of the release of his new film ‘Concussion’.The movie tells the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s work uncovering the truth about brain damage suffered by American football players.Smith explains why playing the role of Dr Omalu has completely changed his perspective of the sport.The actor also talks football [the proper one!], revealing he has a ‘spark’ for Manchester United, while he also names the sporting legend he would like to portray on screen.‘Concussion’ is out at cinemas nationwide from February 12
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Manchester City are keen to extend Sergio Aguero’s contract. The Argentine superstar’s current deal runs until 2019 but he recently said he will then go home to play for Independiente. However, City want talks about giving Aguero at least one more year. (The Sun)Manchester City target Neymar is happy at Barcelona, according to the club’s technical director. Pep Guardiola’s impending arrival at the Etihad has sparked speculation that the Brazilian could follow him to England. However, Barca chief Robert Fernandez insists the forward is content at the Nou Camp and not interested in leaving. (The Sun)Arsenal have opened preliminary contract discussions with Alexis Sanchez. The first meeting has taken place between Gunners chiefs and the Chilean forward in the hope of reaching an agreement in the coming months. The discussions are centred around a five-and-a-half-year agreement that will run until 2021 and could be worth a staggering £51.5million. (Football Insider)Italian giants Roma have told Arsenal they do not want to sign Wojciech Szczesny on a permanent basis. Roma have agreed a deal to sign Internacional’s Brazilian keeper Alisson which will be announced at the end of the season. It means Szczesny will return to Arsenal this summer after his season-long loan to Roma. (Daily Mirror)Claudio Ranieri will return for £23million CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa in the summer. The Leicester boss is determined to land the 23-year-old Nigeria captain despite having a determined effort to land him blocked on Deadline Day. (Daily Mirror)Premier League leaders Leicester City are monitoring Rennes’ exciting winger Ousmane Dembele. The 18-year-old has been tipped to become the next top talent to emerge from France with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Southampton also watching him in recent games. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?John Terry still had ‘no communication’ with Chelsea over new contractLiverpool FC news: Reds fans claim Anfield walkout is ‘just the start’ of ticket price protestsLouis van Gaal admits Manchester United players are ‘frustrated’ after failing to beat ChelseaArsenal news: Wenger tells talkSPORT win at Bournemouth is a ‘big relief’
Adam Morrison scored 30 points and the Bulldogs (14-3, 4-0) extended the nation’s longest home winning streak to 32 home games, one more than Illinois and Southern Illinois. Wes Wardrop led the Lions (6-12, 3-1) with a career-high 31 points. at San Francisco 53, at 6 Gonzaga 92, LMU 80 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Saint Mary’s 52 Armondo Surratt scored the go-ahead basket with 9 seconds remaining and Alan Wiggins blocked a shot at the buzzer, helping the Dons (6-10, 2-1) snap a four-game losing streak to the Gaels (7-8, 0-3). at San Diego 75, Santa Clara 69 Ross DeRogatis scored all 18 of his points in the second half and Nick Lewis scored 22 points as the Toreros (11-5, 1-2) rallied to beat the Broncos (8-7, 1-2). DeRogatis made three 3-pointers in the first six minutes of the second half to spark a 21-4 run.
A Donegal takeaway has been closed by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.The Nite Star takeaway in Glenties is one of 12 businesses closed by the FSAI during the month of July.Five orders were served under the FSAI Act, while the remainder came under EC regulations.One prohibition order was served, under EC regulations, to Kearney’s Restaurant in Tallow Co. Waterford. The HSE also carried out a prosecution of the Dragon Inn Chinese Take Away (now under new ownership) on Barrack Street in Waterford city.The five businesses ordered to close under the FSAI Act were:Blueberries “Pop Up” (restaurant), No. 13 Lower Cork Street, Mitchelstown, CorkFade Street Social (restaurant), 4-6 Fade Street, Dublin 2The Spice House (restaurant), 2 Church Street, CavanNite Star (take away), Main Street, Glenties, DonegalMajas Virtue (food stall), Trading at Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park, Castleknock, Dublin 15 Under the FSAI Act, a closure order is served where it is deemed that there is or there is likely to be a grave and immediate danger to public health at or in the premises; or where an improvement order is not complied with. Closure orders can refer to the immediate closure of all or part of the food premises, or all or some of its activities.The seven closure orders served under EC Regulations were:Chen’s Chinese Take Away, Parnell Street, Mountmellick, LaoisCashel Take Away Foodstall, Cashel, Achill, MayoThe Jolly Roger, Sherkin Island, Skibbereen, Cork – (closed activity: food production, handling and storage)Sandyford House (restaurant),Sandyford Village, Sandyford, Dublin 18- (kitchen and food service areas only)Azeem Meat and Grocery (butcher), 2 Pound Street, Edgeworthstown, LongfordLucky Dragon (take away), 70 Fassaugh Avenue, Cabra, Dublin 7Craigs Fresh (wholesale), Drumnabratty, Raphoe, DonegalThese closure orders are served where there is a non-compliance with food legislation.Commenting on the number of enforcement orders served in July, FSAI Chief Executive Dr Pamela Byrne said: “There are simply no excuses for putting consumers’ health at risk through sub-standard food hygiene practices.“The summer months are busy months for food businesses and systems must be put in place to cope with the increase in customers. “We are re-emphasising to all food businesses that they must comply with food safety and hygiene laws at all times.”The majority of the closure orders have since been lifted.Donegal takeaway closed by Food Safety Authority was last modified: August 8th, 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)