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‘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

Phoenix salvages ‘character-building’ win over Blackwater

first_imgTruck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Belo hit nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter alone while Roi Sumang shot a team-high 20 points, all coming in the final frame.Phoenix held Blackwater import Jarrid Famous to just 19 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the field. Famous was coming off a 35-point effort in a loss to Columbian three days ago.The Elite trailed, 42-20, with still over eight minutes left in the second quarter after their starting big man JP Erram got tossed.Erram was livid after he thought he got fouled on a shot attempt. He picked up two technical fouls for continuing to argue over the non-call.Blackwater never led despite having a slew of chances to pull ahead in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img James White showcased his versatility finishing with 31 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, two steals and five blocks despite playing through foul trouble and a tight hamstring in the fourth quarter.“Hard win, but I’ll take it. Good character-building win especially that we are playing TNT on Saturday,” said Phoenix coach Louie Alas, who also drew a near double-double output from Justin Chua.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Fuel Masters lost a 22-point advantage but stayed composed down the stretch to hold off the Elite, who pulled even at 98 after three straight triples by Mac Belo with 2:33 to go.White came up big on both ends of the floor inside the final two minutes. His followup dunk put Phoenix ahead for good, 100-98, and an emphatic rejection on Allein Maliksi led to a three-point play by Willie Wilson for a 103-98 cushion with 1:22 left. View comments Wenger says timing of his Arsenal departure not his decision Chua had 17 points and nine rebounds that went with two steals. Matthew Wright also stepped up in the second half, where he scored 12 of his 19 points.RELATED VIDEO Phoenix blew a big lead before holding on for a 107-102 win over Blackwater in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

Wife told Police to leave house – husband’s sister

first_imgCorentyne murder/suicide…family calls for Police ranks to be chargedThe sister of the man who hacked his wife to death before committing suicide in Albion, Corentyne, Berbice on Monday last is claiming that the now dead woman had told the Police to leave her at the house after they had accompanied her to the premises to collect her belongings.Subrina Lakhan and her husband, Ramesh Ramdeen in happier timesHowever, family members of 29-year-old Subrina Lakhan have said this could not be true, and are contending that the Police ranks who left her with her assailant must be made to face the brunt of the law.On Monday, 42-year-old Ramesh Ramdeen took his own life after killing Subrina Lakhan, his wife of 15 years, and with whom he had parented three children.This incident took place at the couple’s Chesney New Housing Scheme, Corentyne home after the couple had left the Albion Police Station and had gone to the house in the company of two Police officers and the late Ramdeen’s sister along with the couple’s 13-year-old daughter.The Police were there to provide protection for the woman as she collected her belongings, but the ranks reportedly left before the woman was finished packing.Earlier on Monday, Albion Magistrate Renita Singh had given an order that the Police must escort Lakhan to the house to pick up her clothing.Ramdeen’s sister, Asha Hidar, who was also at the house when the tragic incident occurred, related that it was Lakhan who asked the Police to leave. Asha Hidar was also ordered by the same magistrate to accompany the couple’s teenage daughter to the Chesney house to collect her clothing and to take her to her grandmother, hence her presence there.According to Hidar, the late Subrina Lakhan told the officers to go, saying she was “all right.” However, Lakhan’s mother, Monica, is refuting claims that her daughter had sent the Police officers away and remained in the building with her husband.Earlier in the day, the court had granted a restraining order against Ramdeen, and had initially banned him from the house. However, Lakhan informed the magistrate that she was going to move instead. It was then that the magistrate made the order for the Police to accompany the mother of three for her to uplift her belongings.The now dead woman’s mother told the Guyana Times that during a telephone conversation with her daughter on Monday, her daughter had told her that she was going to see her soon, and that she was still packing her belongings.“I ask her where the sister-in-law is and she say that she on the stairs and that her husband walking up and down….I didn’t ask about my granddaughter. She say that she have a few more things to pack and then she coming,” the 54-year-old woman related to this publication.Meanwhile, the dead woman’s sister, Nalenie Ramjattan, said that while she was not present at the house, based on information reaching them, they strongly believe that the Police left without informing her sister.She noted that the front door and verandah doors were both closed, and the only access to the building was through the kitchen door on the lower flat.When this publication visited the home of the dead woman’s mother, she along with other family members who had gathered, called for justice and for the officers to be held accountable.“If the Police had stayed there as instructed that would not have happened. I am not going to let this pass like this,” the grieving mother told Guyana Times.Meanwhile, as family members calls for justice, the Police are contending that the officers did nothing wrong, since the officer who was in charge of the operation functions as the secretary to the senior Police officer in the division.In fact, Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves, told the media that those who are accusing the Police officer of taking a bribe could be charged for so doing.Members of both families claim that the officers were given $2000 for transportation, since no Force vehicle was available to take them to the house.Nevertheless, investigators have since taken statements from several persons as the investigation continues.The now dead couple leaves to mourn their three children and other relatives and friends.last_img read more

Traffic ranks trained to use breathalyser, speed guns

first_img…after increase in complaints filed by citizensIn light of the high number of complaints filed against traffic ranks in recent days, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has embarked on a new initiative which will allow officers to not only be trained but certified to use the breathalyser gun and tachometer, popularly known as the speed gun.In an interview with the Traffic Chief, Linden Isles, on Friday, <<>> was told that the sessions would also allow for ranks to be trained to better communicate with the public as there have been numerous complaints surfacing against the cops, who are supposed to be examples and moreover, fight crime and not participate.A senior rank, who is responsible for the supervision of the training sessions said that so far 79 ranks have been trained in Georgetown.He explained that those persons were trained in two batches so far, with training being held during weekdays usually from 08:00h to 18:00h.Filed photo: Traffic ranks at Eve Leary, Georgetown (DPI photo)He said that a lecturer from the University of Guyana (UG) was brought to help the officers with their communication skills while persons from the Guyana Bureau of Standards were also invited to provide the certification on the equipment usage.Ranks were also trained in professional ethics of law enforcement as well as how to better conduct themselves in appearance as well as on accident scenes, whether minor or serious, the officer said.The officer was keen to note that the training for ranks is not new, but having them certified is a new initiative which only began this year.Asked if only certified officers will be allowed to conduct breathalyser tests, Jack responded in the negative.According to him, the objective is to have each traffic rank in the various Policing Divisions trained at the Georgetown Police Training Centre.In the past, persons have complained about being mistreated by the police while a breathalyser test is being conducted.Moreover, the recent matter between Attorney-at-Law Ryan Crawford and a police officer has made the communication and conduct aspect of the training even more important.In September last year, a video went viral of the attorney shouting expletives at the cop while refusing to comply with the requests of the cop. The 48-year-old attorney, who was slapped with five charges, denied all when they were read to him by Magistrate Peter Hugh and was released on his own recognisance.In his apology, Crawford stated that it was his frustration that was the cause of his expletive rant, noting that he was only attempting to get his point across which is that he was illegally stopped.last_img read more

Highway 97 lit on fire – Chetwynd RCMP

first_imgChetwynd RCMP are searching for youths who allegedly lit parts of Highway 97 on fire.At approximately 10pm on August 20th, the Chetwynd RCMP received a complaint of unknown youths west of the Aspen Trailer Court lighting Highway 97 on fire.  Police attended the scene and the suspects had already fled the scene.Police found several smashed bottles that had been filled with gasoline strewn about the highway. Fortunately the fire did not spread and each fire burnt itself out.- Advertisement -If you have any information about this incident, please call your local RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477last_img read more

Angels feel offense will cut mustard

first_img“People always talk about us not getting that big bat but this is my eighth year and I remember not too long ago, we had four guys hit 30 or more home runs in the same season and we had an awful year. It really does take 25 guys to work together and a strong pitching staff to win. And I don’t think our offense is as weak as some people might believe.” Last season, the Angels had trouble scoring runs and as a result, they finished in second place in the AL West behind Oakland. But before the season ended, owner Artie Moreno guaranteed the Angels would do something big this offseason and while that never transpired, it’s not as if they sat on their hands either. In addition to Speier and Matthews Jr., who batted .313 last season with 19 home runs and 79 RBI, the Angels also signed Shea Hillenbrand, who batted .277 last year with 21 home runs while splitting time between the Toronto Blue Jays and the San Francisco Giants. Matthews, who’s a fabulous center fielder, is expected to bat leadoff while Hillenbrand can play first and third base or be the designated hitter. “We offered Alfonso Soriano $118 million to come here but it didn’t work out,” Moreno said. “And after I made that guarantee last year, I learned that maybe I shouldn’t put my foot in my mouth anymore. While many of their fans were disappointed that they didn’t acquire a big bat in the offseason to protect Vladimir Guerrero, on Saturday the Angels said they didn’t know what all the fuss was about and they let everybody know it. After taking a year off, the Angels held their third fan fest in the last four years on Saturday in the Angel Stadium parking lot and between 25,000 and 30,000 fans came out to meet and great their favorite players before they leave for spring training. Pitchers and catchers have to report to Tempe, Ariz. on Wednesday. “We set out to strength the club this offseason and while we did it differently than we originally planned, the bottom line is winning games and we think we’re going to win a lot of them,” general manager Bill Stoneman said. “Our strength is in our pitching and we think we improved that by signing Justin Speier, who will add depth to our bullpen and we strengthened our defense greatly by signing Gary Matthews Jr. to play center field. center_img “But I told Bill, if you want to make a move during the season that will improve the club, don’t worry about the budget, money won’t be a problem.” Another reason why there is optimism the offense will be better is that Howie Kendrick is expected to be an upgrade at second base offensively over the departed Adam Kennedy. In addition on Saturday, Garret Anderson, who was slowed by foot and hamstring problems all of last year, said he’s completely healthy. “Pitching and defense is the key and we have that,” Matthews said. “And we have Vlad, Garret Anderson and throw Shea Hillenbrand and myself into the mix and we’re going to score some runs. But everybody has to remember, without good pitching, we’re nothing.” Weaver No. 36 Jered Weaver attended on Saturday and after a highly successful rookie campaign in which he won 11 games, he’s already changed. At least his number, that is. Weaver, who wore number 56 last year, switched to 36 this season. “When I was at Long Beach State, I had a lot of success wearing 36 and I’m more comfortable with it,” Weaver said. – Ben VillaDodgers get nodThe Dodgers had forgiven Joe Beimel. But that didn’t mean they had forgotten. Four months after the left-handed reliever cut his pitching hand on a glass while drinking in a bar two nights before the club’s playoff opener – making him unavailable for what became a three-game sweep by the New York Mets – the Dodgers won their arbitration case against Beimel, leaving him with a $912,500 salary for this season. Although it is unclear how much that well-publicized incident played into the decision by a three-person panel, club officials acknowledged it was used against Beimel during Friday’s hearing in Phoenix. The panel rendered its decision on Saturday. “Certainly, it was a part of his season,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. “We would have been remiss in not mentioning it, considering the impact it had on the team, on the organization and on the fans.” That incident aside, Beimel was a key figure in the Dodgers’ run to the NL wild card. Called to the majors on May 1, he stayed the rest of the season and posted a 2.96 ERA in 62 appearances. But after cutting himself in that Manhattan bar in the wee hours of Oct. 3 – and after initially telling team officials the incident happened in his hotel room – Beimel was sent back to Los Angeles for treatment. He apologized to teammates in a closed-door meeting before Game 3, but was then sent home from Dodger Stadium by Colletti and manager Grady Little. Soon thereafter, Beimel expressed public remorse over the incident, and Dodgers officials made it clear that all was forgiven. But when the two sides couldn’t agree on a contract for this season – Beimel made $425,000 last year and was seeking $1.25 million this year – the Dodgers were free to rehash the incident in their first arbitration hearing in three years. The Dodgers now have about $103 million, including signing bonuses, committed to 18 players for this season. – Tony Jackson 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta signs new one-year deal

first_imgArsenal have announced that captain Mikel Arteta has signed a new one-year deal with the club.Arteta joined Arsenal from Everton in August 2011 for £10million and has gone on to make 136 appearances for them, scoring 16 goals.The Spaniard’s extension fits in with Arsenal’s policy of offering single-season contracts to their older players.“He will stay with us for one more year because he has extended his contract,” manager Arsene Wenger told Arsenal Player.“He’s one of the leaders in the club because he’s the captain of the team. I expect him to contribute much more than last season but he also faces a battle.“With the number of games we have ahead, we could use his experience, his desire and his quality as it will be vital for next season.” Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta 1last_img read more

NHL roundup: Another shutout for Devils’ Brodeur

first_imgat New Jersey 3, Vancouver 0 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Nashville 4 (OT) Frantisek Kaberle scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to give the Hurricanes the win. Kaberle was awarded the chance when Scott Hartnell, who was trying to stop a rush up ice by Carolina, threw his stick along the ice to slow Kaberle as he skated in for a breakaway against Tomas Vokoun. at Atlanta 2, St. Louis 0 Kari Lehtonen made 37 saves in his second career shutout and the Thrashers won their fourth in a row. The Blues lost their fifth straight. at Tampa Bay 4, Columbus 2 Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist for the Lightning, who won for just the fourth time in their last 12 games. It was the 143rd win for coach John Tortorella, moving him past Terry Crisp for the most in franchise history. at Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 1 Andy Hilbert scored twice and rookie Adam Munro stopped 28 shots as the Blackhawks won. Colby Armstrong scored for the Penguins, who lost their fifth in a row. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Brian Gionta scored two power-play goals in the third period and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves for his second consecutive shutout for the Devils, winners of five in a row. Brodeur earned his 78th career shutout and third in five games. at Carolina 5, last_img read more

Voters, unite!

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 THERE are as many excuses for not voting in Tuesday’s primary election as there are candidates on the ballot: We’re tired of elections, campaigns are nasty, politics are tedious and politicians corrupt. But these are rationalizations for apathy, not reasons to skip the election. In fact, they are some of the key reasons why voters should vote on Tuesday. The main cause of the out-of-touch nature of politics today is that politicians know that most voters don’t vote. So they appeal to a narrow pool of “base” constituents. Special interests pick up the tab, which is why they call the shots. But if voters would turn out en masse, this cynical system would collapse. So be sure to vote Tuesday, not for the politicians, but for better, more responsive government. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Wednesday, May 31

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Darren Lewis for the best bits of Wednesday’s Sports Bar show.On today’s show, the boys discuss and take calls on reports of a £60million bid from Real Madrid bid for David de Gea, debate just how important goalkeepers are and there’s an extended Whats Going On feature.Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img