Senior athletes show good form at Link Up

first_img Rasheed Dwyer, representing Sprintec, was best among the males in the 400 metres winning in 46.44. G.C. Foster’s College’s Colin King captured the men’s 200m in 21.04 while the 400m hurdles went to his teammate, Marzel Miller, in 51.13 seconds. In other events, Ricardo Cunningham of Visions won the 800m in 1:51.51 while Rohan Cole of UTech took the men’s 110m hurdles in 14.45 seconds (minus 2.7 mps wind). In field events, Isheka Binns of the University of the West Indies was a double winner. She first captured the discus with a distance of 55.90m then returned to take the javelin throw with 41.21m. Olympian Fedrick Dacres captured the men’s shot put with a heave of 19.81m. Alec Verne Longmore of UTech (16.70m) and UWI’s Christopher Brown (16.27m) were second and third, respectively. DWYER BEST AMONG MALES SEVERAL of the country’s top senior athletes displayed good form at the first Link Up meet at the G.C. Foster College yesterday. Olympic Games 400 metres bronze medallist Shericka Jackson topped a strong field in the 100 metres. Running against a minus 2.5 metres per second wind, the MVP Track Club athlete stopped the clock at 11.67 seconds for the fastest time on the day in the event for female athletes. G.C. Foster College’s Sashalee Forbes (11.72) was second while MVP’s Stephenie McPherson won her heat in 11.78 (minus 2.6 mps). University of Technology (UTech) athletes were first and second in the men’s 100m. In a very close finish, Tyquendo Tracey clipped Chad Walker. Both were awarded the same time, 10.71. They ran in a negative 2.8 metres per second wind. Mico University College’s Dawnalee Loney topped the 200 metres with a 23.89 run while Jody Muir of MVP clocked 53.38 to return the fastest time in the women’s 400m.last_img read more

Sotto is center of attention in Eaglets triumph

first_imgKai Sotto PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netHe may just be too good—and too big—for juniors basketball.Kai Sotto, the 7-foot-1 teen wonder, proved too dominant all season. And lucky for the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, they got him on their side to romp to their first UAAP juniors championship in three years.ADVERTISEMENT Sotto bagged the Finals Most Valuable Player plum after boasting an incredible stat line in the best-of-three title series: 17.0 points per game built on a 63 percent shooting clip, 12.3 rebounds and 6.3 blocksThe 15-year-old swatted 19 shots in the series, while all the rest of the players had 15 blocks combined.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut Ateneo still found a gritty challenger in Nazareth School of National University before the Blue Eaglets hacked out a 63-58 escape in the deciding Game 3 on Friday to complete the school’s double crown in the men’s and juniors’ divisions.“I just told the boys to stay composed. We’ll fight back,” said coach Joe Silva. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Show of grit Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sotto displayed that composure as he nailed the go-ahead putback with 25.3 seconds left that shattered a 58-58 deadlock.In the thrilling final stretch, SJ Belangel sealed the win for the Blue Eaglets after sinking two clutch free throws in the last 9.8 seconds.Sotto survived a foul-plagued outing and helped Ateneo recover from a 54-48 deficit, scoring seven of his 19 points in the last 4:18, while also hauling down 13 rebounds and rejecting three shots.Belangel chipped in 16 markers and eight boards, while Dave Ildefonso got a near-double-double with his 13 points and nine rebounds as the Blue Eaglets completed a fitting ending to to their near-perfect season.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

4 million tonnes of sugar

first_imgDear Editor,The title says it all. Due to a shortfall of beet sugar in the USA, which was caused by weather and other factors beyond the control of growers in the USA, there is now a need to increase the level of cane sugar being imported. This will be either a missed opportunity for GuySuCo or an opportunity to reopen key facilities such as Enmore and Skeldon with the others to follow.Lack of good inventory planning and supply & demand considerations have led to poor foresight in our sugar industry. There is no reason why we have a current shortfall in production with excess planting capacity versus the production capacity currently online.Hopefully, a two/three-year long-term agreement (LTA) will be negotiated with the refineries in the USA at a profitable price to allow for bringing our dormant capacity back online. If this is not done quickly, the Brazilians and Mexicans will take the business and continue to develop their sugar industry.The call to our laid-off sugar workers in the sugar belt should be “great news, time to get back to work!”Best regards,Jamil Changleelast_img read more

Beimel looking ahead

first_imgVERO BEACH, Fla. – Joe Beimel sat alone at a table in the middle of an almost empty clubhouse on Thursday and happily mixed himself a nutritional drink. Barely four months after his infamous absence from the playoffs and just six days after losing to the club in arbitration, the Dodgers left-hander showed no hint of bitterness or righteous indignation. “It was bad,” he said. “I certainly knew the situations when I would have pitched, and I kind of cringed every time one of them came up and I knew that’s when I would have been brought in. I also cringed listening to the broadcasters, because I knew they were going to point it out, and they did.” Matt Kemp, the Dodgers’ top outfield prospect who had a serviceable major-league debut last summer, spent almost his entire off-season playing in the Dominican Winter League. He now admitted he was drained mentally after more than 11 months of non-stop baseball. “By the end of the Dominican, I was kind of through,” Kemp said. “But I have had three weeks now to get my mind cleared. I got here early because I wanted to work … on my outfield defense, mostly with taking better routes to balls.” Forgive newly signed right-hander Jason Schmidt if he already is looking toward the end of his three-year, $47 million free-agent contract. In 2009, the final season of the deal, the Dodgers are expected to move their spring-training operations to Glendale, Ariz., near Schmidt’s Phoenix-area home. For the past five springs, Schmidt reported to camp with San Francisco in Scottsdale, a daily commute from his house. This year, he was forced to leave behind a wife who is seven months pregnant and two children ages 6 and 9 to travel for spring training. “It’s just tough,” Schmidt said. “I grew up in a divorced family. From the time I was 8 years old, I would see my dad only on weekends. When I didn’t see him for a week, it would seem like a year. “Now I have to be away from my kids all spring. They are all coming out here in about two weeks, but they’re only staying for a week or two.” (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Beimel, in fact, was so ready for spring training he showed up early along with several other pitchers. “The only time I have ever come to spring training feeling like I was guaranteed to make the club was in 2004 with Pittsburgh, and I ended up getting released at the end of camp,” Beimel said. “So I’m definitely not thinking that way and I will never think that way again for the rest of my career. center_img “I have to have a good spring, and I’m not taking anything for granted.” One of baseball’s little-known secrets is one-year contracts, even those procured through the arbitration process, aren’t guaranteed. There are two deadline dates late in spring training by which a player can be released with the club owing a severance of just 30 days’ or 45 days’ salary. All that aside – and barring an injury – Beimel is a lock for the opening-day roster whether he wants to believe it or not. He lost his arbitration case, but he still more than doubled his salary from $425,000 to $912,500. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t running from his past. Beimel, one of the most important pieces in the club’s bullpen last season, missed the first-round playoff loss to the New York Mets after cutting his hand on a glass while drinking in a bar barely 36 hours before the series opener. And as painful as his absence was for the depleted Dodgers bullpen, it was doubly so for Beimel. last_img read more

Fort St John sees $2.2 million in construction value during September

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has released the construction value of building permits issued for September 2019.For September, the value of construction was $2,213,620.00 with 13 permits issued.The largest project on the list is for a Single Family Dwelling with a dollar value of $515,200.00.- Advertisement -In comparison to 2018, the overall construction value of the projects is up from $32.9 million to $48.0 million.The number of permits issued so far in 2019 is slightly less at 83, compared to 85 a year ago.You can view the full July 2019 building permit report on the City’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgThe panel will include Sandra Thorstenson, superintendent of Whittier Union High School District; Dr. Erich Kwek, South Whittier School District, and Dr. Carmela Franco, Whittier City School District. Superintendents of Little Lake, East Whittier and Los Nietos school districts have also been invited to attend. Another subject for the speakers will be preparing students for Rio Hondo College and four-year universities. The goal of the summit is to enhance the collaboration among all school districts in order to increase the level of college attendance by local high school graduates. For information, call (562) 714-1629. Seniors host Halloween party MONTEBELLO – The Happy Years Senior Club is hosting a Halloween party from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Citizen Center, 115 S. Taylor Ave. There will be a costume contest and free McDonald’s meals for members. For information, call (323) 887-4575. Red Ribbon Week parade planned SANTA FE SPRINGS – In honor of Red Ribbon Week, the city and local organizations kick off the “Say No to Drugs” campaign at 9:30 a.m. Thursday with the annual “Look at Me, I’m Drug Free” community parade. Along with the city, students from the Little Lake City, Los Nietos and the Whittier Union High school districts as well as board administrators, teachers, PTAs and local businesses will take part. The parade route is Clarkman Street at Pioneer Boulevard to Jersey Avenue, north on Jersey Avenue through Telegraph Road, to Charlesworth Road to Alburtis Avenue. For more information, call (562) 409-1850. VFW Post 3752 to offer dinner SANTA FE SPRINGS – VFW Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road, is hosting a steak dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday. The complete dinner is $6.95 with all proceeds benefiting veterans. Entertainment will be provided by a Kenny Rogers impersonator at 8 p.m. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. – From staff reports 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Summit to discuss Rio Hondo trustees SANTA FE SPRINGS – The El Camino Chapter of the American GI Forum is hosting an educational summit from 5 to 8p.m. Thursday at the Clarke Estate, 10211 Pioneer Blvd. The topic of discussion will be “The Past, Present and Future of Rio Hondo’s Trustee Area System.” The advantages the trustee system has brought up to the local community will be examined by participants. PICO RIVERA – The Bermudez Cal-SAFE School has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians. The Bermudez School is a fully accredited high school program run by the Los Angeles County Office of Education and serves students in the El Rancho Unified School District. The school provides pregnant teens, and teens that are already parenting a child, with an opportunity to earn a high school diploma. “This grant will provide a vital supplement to the schools’ funding to allow it to obtain these important educational assets,” said Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Industry, who helped obtain the grant. “The students who attend the Bermudez School will benefit tremendously from these funds.” last_img read more


first_imgBoth teams at Dublin Gym Fleadh 2015Donegal’s Finesse Gymnastics Display Club participated in the Dublin Gym Fleadh which is hosted annually by Mid-Sutton Gymnastics Club at UCD’s Sports Complex last Saturday.Finesse gymnasts have been attending this event almost every year but this year for the first time the club brought two teams there.Both the Senior Display Team and the newly formed Junior Squad showcased their Gymnastics for All (GFA) routine and were awarded gold medals for their neat and flawless performances. Senior team at Dublin Gym Fleadh 2015GFA is a discipline of gymnastics that includes choreographed dance routines, sports acrobatics balances and gymnastics floor skills.Both teams from Finesse executed these perfected skills which they have been working on with precision and care. They performed alongside teams from all over Ireland and the UK.Our 17 Senior Display Team gymnasts performed a modern twist on a Charleston theme, while our 13 Junior Squad gymnasts performed a Doll routine, where they demonstrated what little girls’ dolls get up to when they are asleep.A successful and worthwhile day was had by all, making it a joyous end to the club’s end of season of events. But the gymnasts will not put their feet up for very long. From the 10th – 14th August the club will hold a GFA Summer Camp in Bonagee Hall. Details of which can be found on the club’s website “”. Junior Squad at Dublin Gym Fleadh 2015DONEGAL’S FINESSE TEAM IMPRESS AT DUBLIN GYM FLEADH was last modified: June 22nd, 2015 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:donegalDUBLIN GYM FLEADHFINESSE GYMNASTICS TEAMlast_img read more

Manchester City vs Newcastle: Live talkSPORT commentary, team news & kick-off time

first_img possible standings Getty What is the team news?Long-term absentees Kevin De Bruyne and Claudio Bravo will watch from the Etihad stands.Sergio Aguero has looked lethal so far this season and was almost unplayable against Huddersfield in City’s opening home game.Newcastle rotated in midweek and will likely welcome back Jonjo Shelvey and Jamaal Lascelles, whilst Solomon Rondon netted off the bench and could have played his way into the starting XI. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal MONEY 1 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Guardiola saw his side held by Wolves Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Still without a victory in the league and coming off the back of a 3-1 Carabao Cup loss to Nottingham Forest, Rafa Benitez has a real job on his hands to get anything here.You have to go back to 2006 for when Newcastle last got even a point here, when they held City to a 0-0 stalemate.What time is kick-off?The late Premier League offering, this one takes place on Saturday, September 1.Kick-off at the Etihad is at 5.30pm.After their slow start to the season, Newcastle will be hoping to shackle Sergio Aguero, who bagged a hat-trick in the 3-1 victory in this meeting last term.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Join us here on talkSPORT for live commentary of this game from 5.15pm.Tune in using either your DAB radio, heading to 1089 or 1053 AM, our app or web player. silverware Unbeaten Manchester City will look to get another three points on the board when Newcastle visit the Etihad.Pep Guardiola’s champions were controversially held 1-1 at Wolves last week, but will be confident of getting back to winning ways against an out-of-form Toon. impact FOOTBALL LATEST highlights last_img read more

A’s pick Oakland waterfront as site of ‘futuristic’ ballpark that’ll be ready by 2023

first_imgHe said the ballpark is being … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos and video on a mobile deviceThe Oakland A’s announced today they plan to build a futuristic ballpark on the Howard Terminal waterfront site at the Oakland estuary to replace the aging multi-purpose Oakland Coliseum and field the team by 2023.An illustration of the new ballpark shows a facility with a jewel box design, which A’s president Dave Kaval touted as “like nothing you have ever seen.”last_img read more