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Dwayne Bravo signs music deal with Los Angeles music group Venus

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago cricket all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo, has signed a music deal with Los Angeles-based entertainment company Venus Music Group. Bravo’s latest venture follows years of dabbling in music as a hobby, as well as after a global launch of his popular Indo-Anglo fusion called Chalo Chalo. Venus Music Group represents international superstars like Gladys Knight, Lisa Nichols and Sonu Nigam. “This new synergy now gives me the chance to make the DJ Bravo name a bigger brand and I’m excited for the great and exciting things ahead. Venus was the right choice for me, especially with their reach in Asia, where I have a great fan base, and in the US, where I am keen on entering,” said Bravo, who captained the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to victory in the just completed Caribbean Premier League. “People take me seriously on the cricket pitch and I want to be taken as seriously on a stage or on a microphone. Cricket is my business and I intend to take the same approach to music and entertainment.” Venus Music Group CEO Shehan Rajaratnam says he is “excited to welcome Dwayne Bravo into the Venus Entertainment Group family”. Bravo’s team also includes public relations company PearTree Consulting, headed by Nyssa Pierre, and entertainment lawyer Carla Paris, both of Trinidad and Tobago. “Bravo has a global fan base that loves him and supports him when he plays anywhere in the world, especially in the South-east Asian territories. We are excited to facilitate and take Bravo’s passion for music to his fans and, in the process, establish and grow his brand and brand equity,” said Rajaratnam. “Sport and music go hand in hand and are as entertaining as much as they are viable businesses, and there is no one who can successfully represent the two as much as Dwayne Bravo can.” Bravo took home the coveted Purple Cap award for the most wickets taken in the India Premier League this season and became the first cricketer ever to be nominated in any category at the prestigious ESPY Awards.last_img read more

UWI keen on establishing strong foundation

first_imgSurviving their first season of top-flight football. That is the aim of the University of the West Indies (UWI) as they embark on their first ever season of Red Stripe Premier League football.UWI FC club president, Dalton Myers, said they are still getting used to life at the top, but believes they have the resources and professionalism to avoid the drop in their first season.”The aim is to stay in the league. It makes no sense going in and dropping out after a year because you are going to invest a lot of money. So the idea is to stay in the league,” he stated.”We think we have the players and system in place to at least stay up and anything else is a bonus. But you can expect a lot of surprises from UWI,” he continued.”We are a resourceful university. One of our assets is that we have a very good facility, so that cost of upgrading and getting it running did not kill us too much.”But like everybody else, we try to get funds for players, management, meals, etc., so we are getting there and a lot of persons are reaching out to us, recognising that we are a new club and want to lend their support and we think we are going to get a lot more support than we anticipated,” he reasoned.The newcomers have drafted experienced league campaigners like Rivoli United’s Anthony Greenland, Raffique Bryan of Arnett Gardens, Girvan Brown from Cavalier and Jamie Robinson of Tivoli Gardens, to strengthen their already seasoned squad.Already at the club are Andrae Bernal, Jhaiovonne Howard, goalkeeper Amal Knight, Renardo Lee, Nicholas McMorris and Jabari Wallace.Nonetheless, Myers insists that it is still going to be a tough season.Best players possible”We have some good players and we are trying to get the best players we can get and we are doing everything to ensure that we have a fantastic season,” he said.”But when you step up to the Premier League, it’s a whole different ball game. It’s been tough; it’s not an easy League. You have clubs here that are well seasoned, so we are playing catch up in our two months to get prepared.”Getting our facilities prepared, getting in the market, getting players, getting them ready, getting training ready, getting the facility up and running, getting licence, sorting out coaching staff, management, nutrition and accommodation, we have done it all. So we are as ready as anybody else and as times goes by we should get better at it,” he said.- L.S.last_img read more

Burger King for Superstakes

first_img SUPERSTAKES PURSE The Superstakes offers a total purse of $4.5 million, inclusive of $1 million from Burger King. According to CTL’s racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr, the other major races on the 12-race programme should be closely contested. These include the annual renewal of the Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint over 1200 metres in honour of Jamaica’s own celebrated track and field coach Glen Mills, himself a horse racing enthusiast. “This offers a total purse of $1.75 million, inclusive of $400,000 from Burger. The field should include last year’s winner, Potcheen, Crucial Appeal, Traditional Prince, Poker Star, Edison, Talented Tony K, and the improving three-year-old colt Buzz Nightmare,” Miller said. He added: “The day’s showpiece event, Superstakes 37, should be an intriguing contest, with reigning ‘Horse of the Year’ Typewriter seeking his third consecutive win for trainer Spencer Chung. A stiff challenge is expected from the 2013 derby and St Leger winner and likely favourite Perfect Neighbour, and the latter could give 14-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta his first Superstakes win.” Also speaking were CTL’s chairman, Christopher Brown, who thanked noted racehorse owner and breeder Lake for the partnership with CTL, and Sabrena McDonald Radcliffe, marketing manager of Burger King, who disclosed that provision had been made to award $100,000 each to the top trainer, jockey, and groom on the day based on points accumulated in the 12 races. The 37th running of the rich and prestigious Superstakes for native-bred three-year-olds and up over 2000 metres will be run at Caymanas Park on Saturday, November 14, with Burger King assuming the role of sponsor, with a purse of $4.5 million. According to Burger King’s CEO, Richard Lake, the fast-food entity has committed itself to a three-year sponsorship deal for not only the Superstakes, but the other major races on ‘Superday’ – the 28th running of the Glen Mills Caribbean Sprint Championship for native bred three-year-olds, the ninth running of the Coca Cola Invitational Mile, and the second running of the Coca Cola Juvenile Sprint for native-bred two-year-olds over 1300 metres. Details of Burger King Superstakes Day, dubbed ‘A Day with the King and his Horses’, were outlined at Thursday’s launch at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, by representatives of Burger and Caymanas Track Limited (CTL). A sponsorship cheque for $2.1 million for purses was handed over by Lake.last_img read more

Qualified for Rio! – But Jamaica’s first internationally certified badminton umpire needs money for history-making trip

first_img His son, Joshua, is accredited at Level One, and that means they are the first father-son umpires in the history of the sport. Clarke said he has approached individuals and organisations for assistance, but with time running out, he is yet to get any money. “I have to find money for airfare and visa to China and Brazil at a cost of approximately US$5,000. The organisers will provide accommodation. I have approached some people and organisations, but no confirmation as yet,” Clarke explained. “It is important to secure bookings by month end.” FATHER-SON UMPIRES Jamaica’s first and only Badminton World Federation (BWF) umpire, Joseph Clarke, is in need of US$5,000 (approximately $600,000) to officiate at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Clarke said that to become Jamaica’s first badminton umpire at the Olympic Games, he must officiate at the Thomas and Huber World Championship in China this year. “I have two assignments this year. First one is the Thomas and Huber World Championships in China in May. This would be a first for a Jamaican in the final. It is a prerequisite to get to the Olympics,” Clarke told The Gleaner. “If I don’t make it, it could be another 10 years for another Jamaican,” he reasoned. He has been involved in the sport for more than 35 years as a player, coach, administrator and official. RAISING THE STANDARD OF THE SPORT He has been working hard on raising the standard of the sport in Jamaica and formed the National Association of Badminton Umpires and Court Officials in November 1997, after he returned from Guatemala. Two months before, he had earned Pan Am accreditation status as an umpire, thus becoming Jamaica’s first internationally certified umpire. In 1999, he became the nation’s first Pan Am-certified umpire, then three years later, he became Jamaica’s first and the Caribbean’s second-ever BWF-accredited umpire. He is a founding member of Racketeers Badminton Club that hosts an annual tournament here, and is currently a JBA vice-president. He is a past president of the local body as well as past president of the regional body, CAREBACO. Also, he once served as first vice-president of the Central American and Caribbean Badminton Association. Clarke said he would be disappointed if things did not work out for him to travel to China and ultimately the Rio Games. “It is a big thing to officiate at the Olympics. They (organisers) want global representation, so this is Jamaica’s chance. If we are to miss out, Trevor McCain is the closest to me in ranking. He is a Pan Am-certified umpire, but that is only the second of four levels needed,” he noted. “I’m trying to raise the money for both events, but nothing confirmed. However, I remain hopeful of securing the necessary funds to make both trips,” Clarke stressed.last_img read more

Huawei aiming to win big with Messi

first_img LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP BARCELONA, Spain: Huawei is the top information communication technology brand in its China-based headquarters, and an impressive third in smartphones globally. Now Kevin Ho, president, Handset Business, Huawei Consumer, feels that with international football star Lionel Messi, the brand will move from challenger to global leaders soon. The Huawei brand can be found in more than 170 countries around the world including Jamaica and the Caribbean. It is considered the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012. Huawei chose Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as their brand ambassador because his journey to becoming the best player in the world, his domination over his opponents and other inspiring qualities speak to what the brand is seeking to achieve globally. Messi is a five-time FIFA World Player of the Year. “We are seeking a long-term partnership. He is a win, win. Look to see Huawei and Messi in the future,” Ho assured, following Thursday’s announcement of Messi as their global ambassador. He believes the Messi-Huawei partnership will prove vital in helping them to overcome rivals Apple and Samsung. “He overcame physical challenges as a young footballer to become the best, and the way he dominates on the field and always helps his team win … is very inspiring to a lot of people,” Ho continued. When asked by The Sunday Gleaner if Huawei could, in the near future, look to contract Jamaican track stars like Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Ho said for now they are happy with Messi, but will always look to grow the business. Meanwhile, Huawei is set to launch their new P9 smart phone. It is expected to be launched in London on April 6. According to Ho, five reasons why Huawei devices stand out from others are, “design, craftsmanship, user experience, long battery life and excellent camera quality.”last_img read more

Horse Racing Results

first_imgCaymanas Park Results for April 23, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1300 M (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO&NB4YO(NW3O/T)-REST.STAKES* 1. *BERRANCA LSteadman2 54.02. ZUGULU AChatrie 50.5 2 3/4L3. SMOKIN SPECIAL RMcNaughton 53.0 54. CRUISING MOTION JPatterson3 49.0 4WIN: $69.00PLACE: $58.00, $90.00, $151.00Final Time : 1:19.3 Splits : 23.3, 46.1, 1:12.0,Winner : 4yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of CHARITY DANCE by GILDED TIMETrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : STEPHAN A NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.NOTE: HORSE #5 POLLY B CAME 2ND, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 6TH.Quinella : (4,7) $244.00 Exacta : (7-4) $252.00Trifecta : (7-4-1) $1,190.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTAPPRENTICE RACE1. HOMECOMING AntThomas4 50.52. PARTY CITY JInnis3 50.0 2 1/2L3. MR. TOPPER TOP MAN AndreePowell4 51.0 1/2L4. *SONADOR EXPRESS AndrePowell4 51.0 4 1/2LWIN: $796.00PLACE: $214.00, $170.00, $89.00Final Time : 1:45.4 Splits : 24.1, 48.0, 1:14.4,Winner : 4yo ch filly – TRADITIONAL out of MONEY DANCER by SWORD DANCETrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (6,10) $1,522.00 Exacta : (6-10) $3,840.00D/E : (7-6) $1,029.00Superfecta : (6-10-4-1) $8,434.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)1. ZEUS HPottinger3 53.02. *AGAKHAN BebHarvey3 52.0 1 3/4L3. GAGA LADY AndrePowell4 51.0 1 1/4L4. JOYFUL RAKOTA JJackson 53.0 Sh.HeadLate scratch : #3 PIZARROWIN: $543.00Final Time : 1:09.1 Splits : 24.0, 47.4, ,Winner : 5yo b colt – HOMING INSTINCT out of ROYAL OCCASION by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : ATKINSON (SR),CLIFFORD C Owner : CLIFFORD C ATKINSON (SR)Bred by CLIFFORD C. ATKINSONQuinella : (1,2) $346.00 Exacta : (1-2) $1,724.00D/E : (6-1) $4,537.00Trifecta : (1-2-5) $1,082.00Rolling Triple : (7-6-1) $44,076.00Race 4 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)HEADLEY SCOTT (1959)1. 1 TRADITIONAL STORM JPatterson3 53.02. TWILIGHT CITIZEN AndrePowell4 51.0 2 1/2L3. ARIZONA GOLD RLahoe 54.0 Neck4. *LEGAL ARENA SEllis 53.5 1/2LWIN: $268.00PLACE: $104.00, $160.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:22.3 Splits : 23.3, 48.0, 1:14.3,Winner : 4yo b colt – TRADITIONAL out of BRAINSTORMING by STAR ATTITUDETrainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (1,2) $393.00 Exacta : (1-2) $842.00D/E : (1-1) $4,239.00 Superfecta : (1-2-3-8) $1,456.00Rolling Triple : (6-1-1) $73,294.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)LENFORD WALKER (1962)1. DINNER BY SEVEN JErwin 54.02. WELL BLESSED HPottinger3 51.0 2 1/4L3. STIR IT UP RMcNaughton 52.5 1 1/4L4. RAISING THE BAR RHalledeen 53.0 1/2LWIN: $273.00PLACE: $163.00, $188.00, $177.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits : 22.2, 44.3, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – LIQUIDITY out of COLONY BELLE by COLONY LIGHTTrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by LOUIS N. PLAMERQuinella : (7,8) $1,734.00 Exacta : (7-8) $2,991.00D/E : (1-7) $2,264.00Superfecta : (7-8-9-6) $12,624.00Rolling Triple : (1-1-7) $80,412.00Race 6 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.I)EVERALD WHITE (1962)* 1. *KING D WHenry 56.02. URBAN PRINCIPAL SEllis 56.0 11L3. KANALOA LSteadman2 54.0 Sh.Head4. LUCKY NINE RHalledeen 55.0 1 1/2L5. RUNAWAY GAL OWalker 53.0 Neck6. REASSURANCE AChatrie 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $77.00PLACE: $53.00, $57.00, $58.00Final Time : 1:07.1 Splits : 23.2, 46.4, ,Winner : 3yo colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE out of FIGHT FOR PLEASURE by FIGHT OVERTrainer : CHUNG,SPENCER A Owner : MR. J.P.S.Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (1,9) $189.00 Exacta : (9-1) $273.00D/E : (7-9) $547.00Trifecta : (9-1-12) $119.00Hit-6 : (9-1-12-6-2-) $741.00Rolling Triple : (1-7-9) $2,410.00Super-6 : (7-6-1-1-7-9) $1,775,488.00GROOMS’ ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA TROPHYRace 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. ELVIRA DDawkins3 49.02. DI COBRE JInnis3 52.0 Sh.Head3. FIFTYONESTORM RHalledeen 53.0 1L4. *STAR OF DAVID AndrePowell4 51.5 NeckWIN: $412.00PLACE: $171.00, $150.00, $84.00Final Time : 1:00.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.4, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – PORTO SANTO out of DIABLO FOREVER by DIABLOTrainer : SMITH,PAUL N Owner : DONOVAN M RUSSELLBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quinella : (1,5) $1,950.00 Exacta : (5-1) $3,420.00D/E : (9-5) $1,060.00Superfecta : (5-1-8-7) $6,571.00Rolling Triple : (7-9-5) $6,474.00Pick-4 : (1-7-9-5) $33,484.00Race 8 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.II)FITZROY TULLOCH (1963)1. *SUPER COP OWalker 53.02. HONEY DARLIN OMullings 50.0 3/4L3. OK DUDE EMurray 53.0 2 1/2L4. SUPREME MAGIC JJackson 54.0 3L5. SEEKING THE DAWN SEllis 55.0 1 1/4LWIN: $70.00PLACE: $64.00, $99.00, $106.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of AHWHOFAH by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, A Owner : WINSTON A KONGBred by WINSTON A. KONGQuinella : (1,3) $492.00 Exacta : (1-3) $785.00D/E : (5-1) $602.00Trifecta : (1-3-2) $1,121.00Hi-5 : (1-3-2-4-10) $40,024.50Rolling Triple : (9-5-1) $1,623.00Race 9 1600 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCEROY HAMILTON (1968)* 1. *PUDDY POOH OEdwards3 50.02. ANOTHER BULLET DDawkins3 49.0 8L3. ORIGINAL TRAIN WHenry 50.5 1 3/4L4. ELLE’S PEGASUS OMullings 50.5 1/2L5. GOLDEN BULLET JInnis3 48.0 3/4LWIN: $101.00PLACE: $55.00, $130.00, $57.00Final Time : 1:38.2 Splits : 24.1, 46.1, 1:10.4,Winner : 4yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of SHAHAR by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : AZAN,RICHARD N Owner : RICHARD N AZANBred by RICHARD N. AZANQuinella : (9,12) $1,582.00 Exacta : (12-9) $1,792.00D/E : (1-12) $155.00Trifecta : (12-9-6) $933.00Hi-5 : (12-9-6-13-1) $119,584.00Rolling Triple : (5-1-12) $2,676.00PlacePot 8 : (6,10-1,2-1,2-7,8-1,9-1,5-1,3-9,12) $29,868.00LEGAL LIGHT TROPHYRace 10 1820 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKESPos No. Horse Jockey Kgm Odds Lgths Win Place* 1. *SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.02. LONG RUNNING TRAIN WHenry 50.5 5L3. MIRACLE STAR AChatrie 51.5 1 1/2L4. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR RHalledeen 56.0 1 1/4LWIN: $93.00Final Time : 1:55.2 Splits : 27.1, 51.3, 1:16.0, 1:41.1Winner : 4yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of ALSAFRA by LEGAL PROCESSTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, A Owner : DERRICK C SMITHBred by SHERMAN CLACHAR & NORMAN GORDONQuinella : (1,4) $142.00 Exacta : (1-4) $326.00D/E : (12-1) $217.00Trifecta : (1-4-3) $1,020.00Rolling Triple : (1-12-1) $263.00Race 11 1600 M (Purse $550,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE DEC.22/NB5YO&UP(MDN)THE WIN DEM WHEELZ GROOMS APPRECIATION TROPHY1. GRAN CORAZON RLahoe 54.02. MISS DOROTHY JInnis3 50.0 3 1/2L3. STORMONTHESEA OnBeckford4 52.0 7 1/2L4. MARIA’S GLORY WHenry 54.0 2 1/2L5. SIRMANDI LSteadman2 54.5 8LTNP #4 TECHNOCAT JErwin 57.0 4/1DNF #14 PERFECT FLYER BebHarvey3 53.0 *2/1Late scratch : #6 GIRL ON FIREWIN: $3930.00PLACE: $494.00, $133.00, $589.00Final Time : 1:43.1 Splits : 24.3, 48.4, 1:14.4,Winner : 6yo b mare – KEYED ENTRY out of SOUFFLER by OUR EMBLEMTrainer : FEARON,LEROY A Owner : MR. JUDGEMENTBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQuinella : (2,15) $14,913.00 Exacta : (2-15) $56,087.00D/E : (1-2) $8,002.00 (1-6) $86.00Trifecta : (2-15-5) $229,759.00last_img read more

Love breaks discus record at Penn Relays

first_imgPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Excelsior High’s Shanice Love fought off cool and rainy conditions on the opening day of the 2016 Penn Relays to break her own national junior record and the meet mark in the girls’ discus throw.The ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships Class One and Carifta Under 20 champion threw the discus 54.72 metres to erase the old meet record of 54.29 metres set by former Holmwood Technical thrower Gleneive Grange in 2013. Love’s throw also broke the national junior mark of 54.66m she set at the MVP track meet two weeks ago. Hydel High’s Devia Brown was third in the event with a throw of 48.34m.Love, who will move to Florida State University in September, was very excited with her throw.”I am feeling great right now and despite the fact that my sequence not that good, I used my last throw to go for it no matter what happened, win or lose,” she said.St Jago High’s Tissana Hickling also mined gold. She won the girls’ long jump with a best of 5.86 metres. Edwin Allen’s Annia Ashley was fifth with 5.46m.DIFFICULT TIMEHickling’s teammate, Jodyann Petrie, was second in the triple jump after a best of 11.97m while Samara Spencer of Hydel was fifth with 11.86m.It was clear from the first track event, the girls’ 400m hurdles, that the Jamaican athletes were going to have a difficult time in performing at their best at a cold Franklin Field stadium. Shannon Kalawan of Edwin Allen was second in the event to Anna Cockrell of Providence High, North Carolina. After a neck-and-neck battle to the penultimate hurdle, the American found extra to pull away for to in 57.38 seconds. Kallawan was second in 58.80.There was mixed fortune for the Jamaican high schools in the relays.Defending champions Holmwood and Edwin Allen were the only two schools to qualify for today’s 4x800m final following preliminary round action yesterday. Holmwood finished second in 9:15.15 behind Pennwood out of Philadelphia in 9:12.07. Edwin Allen were third in 9:12.65. Vere Technical, who won their heat in a pedestrian 9:19.89, and Spalding High did not advance.Five Jamaican schools are in the Championships of America 4x100m final set for 1:25 p.m. (Ja time) today. Holmwood have the fastest time, after winning their heat in 45.64.FAVOURITESDefending champions Edwin Allen are the next best with 45.79, while Excelsior (46.55), St Catherine High (47.08), and first time qualifiers Green Island (47.18) the other Jamaican teams in the final. One of the prerace favourites, St Jago High, had a major mishap on the first exchange between Kimone Shaw and Shaniel English and they failed to finish.There was also a big scare for favourites St. Elizabeth Technical in the girls’ 4×400 metres. They found themselves in early trouble, and anchor leg runner Junelle Bromfield, who got the baton in third place, kept her position and crossed the line in 3:50.19. They were the seventh fastest qualifiers for today’s final. Holmwood are the fastest qualifiers after winning their section in 3:46.58. Edwin Allen (3:48.07) are the other Jamaican team in the final.last_img read more

‘Y’ Speedos top Dean Martin Classic

first_imgTHE ‘Y’ Speedos Swim Club came out overall winners with 615 points at this year’s Dean Martin Memorial AB Long Course Swim Classic, which was held at the National Aquatics Centre on Saturday.The meet was the season opener for the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) and scored using the 2013-16 Motivational Age Group Time Standards.A number of swimmers signalled their intention to join the national age group swim team by posting AA and higher times. These time standards guide the contestants from just starting out in their age group to reaching their highest potential.The standard is designed to encourage age group swimmers to step up their swimming to Caribbean and international standards.Meanwhile, Christanya Shirley of the Marlins Swim Club was a stand-out among the respective age groups. A total of 27 records were broken, with Shirley accounting for five and posting five AAAA times in as many events. She was awarded the high achiever award for her age group.Other AAAA performers include Josh Johnson of Marlins Swim Club, Emily MacDonald of Swimaz Aquatic Swim Club and Zaneta Alvaranga of ‘Y’ Speedos Swim Club.The ‘Y’ Speedos Swim Club 13-14 boys also set a national age group record in the 200m medley relay on Saturday.Other local swimmers who attained the Carifta qualifying standard AA and above are Orane Garicks of Marlins Swim Club, Britney Williams of Swimaz Aquatic Swim Club and Keith-Jordan Wilkinson of Marlins Swim Club.The next event on the ASAJ’s calendar will be the Walter Lowi Swim Meet on November 19, where swimmers will have another chance to battle for the coveted times to make the national development squad.Standings1 ‘Y’ Speedos Swim Club 3362 Tornadoes Swim Club 3013 Stingray Swim Club 1994 Marlins Swim Club 1555 Blue Seal Swim Club 1256 Swimaz Aquatic Swim Club 947 Blue Marlin Swim Club 328 Sailfish Swim Academy 189 Dolphins Swim Cubi 810 Royals Swim Club 5last_img read more

EAC’s Laminou out for the NCAA season due to torn ACL

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Hamadou Laminou. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College’s drive to the Final Four gets a little more bumpy as big man Hamadou Laminou suffered a torn ACL on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.Coach Ariel Sison, who confirmed the news Thursday, was left with no words as the Generals will have a huge hole in the middle with the absence of the Cameroonian big man.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I don’t know what to say right now. I’m just so down thinking that Laminou is out for the season,” he said.Laminou has been averaging 10.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in the five games he played this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’He went down late in the first quarter of EAC’s 85-79 win over Arellano on Tuesday with a knee injury as the coaching staff downplayed the matter and hoped that it would only be a minor injury.“I thought it’s just another minor injury,” said Sison, obviously disappointed with the recent turn of events. MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jason Day ‘hungry,’ eager to return to top of golf world 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Laminou also incurred an MCL injury on his left knee in the preseason, but was able to make it in time for the Generals’ campaign this year.Sison has no other recourse but to continue fighting behind senior Sidney Onwubere, Jerome Garcia, Juju Bautista, and Francis Munsayac with EAC currently in third place with a 3-2 card.“Laminou is Laminou. It’s still different if he’s on the bench and ready to play, but we have other bigs who are ready to step up,” the mentor said.The Generals will play league leader Lyceum today at EAC Gym.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View commentslast_img read more

Dillinger vows war as he gets wish of facing Ginebra

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “Do I like Joe? No, I don’t. But you know, we try to keep it classy as much as we can. I’m sure he’s going to hit me a couple times in the game and I’m gonna hit him back so ya’ll better believe that it’s going to be war,” Dillinger told reporters during the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals press conference Tuesday.READ: With no chance for revenge, Dillinger tells TNT: Beat GinebraFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDillinger guaranteed a bloody duel against the crowd favorites in a series that he is taking personally.Kidding aside, the much-awaited finals rematch between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco could really be a 12-round slugfest. Jared Dillinger talks to the media during the pre-finals press conference Tuesday. PBA IMAGES“It will [be personal]. Like I know It’s all fun and games and we’re all laughing but in the heat of the moment, in the game, when money is on the line, legacies on the line, championship on the line, it’s going to be that. It’s going to be a lot of blood out there, I promise you. It’s going to be a great series,” Dillinger said.Last year, Ginebra beat Meralco for the title on a buzzer-beating triple by Justin Brownlee in Game 6.“I’ve honestly been dreaming about this. No disrespect to the other teams but if, you say Talk ‘N Text beat Ginebra and we had to play Talk ‘N Text, I wouldn’t be as satisfied if we won,” said the 33-year-old swingman, who has been very vocal about wanting to face Ginebra in the finals anew.READ: Devance on Ginebra-Meralco rivalry: ‘We hate each other’“Like, just the way they beat us and I couldn’t be there to help the team, it was really tough on me. It’s just so surreal right now. I can’t wait to just take it to those guys like that’s all I think about.”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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Joe Devance vs Jared Dillinger. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netJared Dillinger and Joe Devance posed side by side with one of their fists clenched and their faces wearing a mean mug like how two boxers would when they face off ahead of a bout.The two joked about not liking each other.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ With first time jitters out of the way, Durham believes Bolts better prepared this time It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Dillinger’s dream was fulfilled but he’s been having sleepless nights since. He missed last year’s title series due to hamstring injury and there’s no other player who’s raring to go than him.READ: Ginebra, Meralco expect ‘tough, rough’ finals series to go the distance “I think we’re just excited at this point. We just wanna play already. It’s been so long since we got a rematch in the finals and finally it’s real and I’m not sleeping. I woke up at 3 a.m. ready to go. Just anxious for this thing to start already.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more