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Highlanders dispatch Reds

first_imgPhoto by: DIANNE MANSON/GETTY IMAGES (Highlanders flanker James Lentjes scores the Highlanders’ second try against the Reds on Friday night. Quade Cooper is also pictured). All they can do now is sit back and wait to see if they have to travel to Johannesburg to play the Lions or to Christchurch to play the Crusaders in the quarterfinals, something they might not know until about 5am on Sunday morning. Highlanders coach Tony Brown has maintained all week he’d rather play the unbeaten Crusaders, meaning he will be keeping a close eye on Saturday night’s match between the Hurricanes and Crusaders in Wellington.”It’s going to be a cracker of a game – the Crusaders and Hurricanes – just as a rugby fan it’s going to be pretty impressive to watch,” Brown said.”As Highlanders coach, I 100 per cent want the Hurricanes to win that one, so I’ll be cheering them on.”A Hurricanes’ win will mean the Highlanders play the Crusaders in Christchurch next Saturday night, unless the Sharks upset the Lions in Durban in the early hours of Sunday morning.”I doubt I’d be up [to watch it], but I’d check it when I wake up,” Brown said. Waiting to find out their fate might be tougher than their game at Forsyth Barr Stadium against the bumbling Reds. The Highlanders, without stars Ben Smith and Aaron Smith, outscored the visitors six tries to three to secure a bonus point win in their final regular season match.First-five eighth Lima Sopoaga, in his first Super Rugby start since pinging a hamstring in round three (March 11), kicked four conversions, while loose forward Liam Squire, playing his first game since breaking his thumb against the Cheetahs in May, impressed with his power running.It was far from a perfect display by the home side – their kicking game wasn’t up to scratch and they hashed a couple of tries –  but the result was never in doubt. Not only did the win extend New Zealand’s record against Australian teams to 25-0 on the season, it ensured the Dunedin-based franchise will head into the playoffs having won 10 of their last 11 Super games. It’s hard to imagine anyone wanting to play them when the sudden-death games kickoff next weekend, particularly if they play with the tempo they started with against the Reds.Electric wing Waisake Naholo only needed two minutes to dive over inside the right-hand corner flag, the final result of a sweeping attack.The Highlanders simply stretched the hosts from the get-go, and took a 21-5 lead into the halftime break after flanker James Lentjes and halfback Kayne Hammington crossed. Lentjes’ try, highlighted by a brutal fend on Reds fullback Karmichael Hunt, was the Highlanders’ second try inside the first 10 minutes and fears of a cricket score were real.But, despite losing Hunt after 15 minutes with a leg injury, the Reds showed some ticker and had the better of the middle stages of the first half.However, their finishing wasn’t up to scratch and the Highlanders were never seriously threatened as they scored two more tries, including a penalty try from a monster scrum, inside the first seven minutes of the second half.Reds flanker Caleb Timu scored the pick of his team’s tries with 10 minutes left on the clock, when he dived over out wide, while Alex Mafi barged over via a powerful rolling maul to avenge the battering the Reds’ scrum got in conceding a penalty try. The Reds will now head back to Brisbane to debrief a miserable 4-11 season, quite the opposite to Brown and the Highlanders, who would much rather prefer the one-hour flight to Christchurch than the 11,000km journey to Johannesburg. Highlanders 40 (Waisake Naholo, James Lentjes, Kayne Hammington, Tevita Li, penalty try, Ash Dixon tries; Lima Sopoaga 4 con) Queensland Reds 17 (Izack Rodda, Alex Mafi, Caleb Timu tries, Quade Cooper con) HT: 21-5last_img read more

A Espanyol-Barcelona with historic revolving doors

first_imgSomething similar happened behind gate 82 with Diego Orejuela, culé at age 15, with Sergio Gonzalez, door 83, who played alongside Roger Garcia in the Catalan cadet, with Albert Albesa, former Barça Atlètic at gate 90, or with the owner of 92, Toni Jiménez, who played two seasons in the youth culé.One more degree of link with Barcelona had when the guest of door 2 arrived at Espanyol, Cristóbal Parralo, who conquered the Wembley European Cup with the first and the Copa del Rey de Mestalla with the second. Also behind door 66 a Cayetano Ré for whom the parakeet club paid 600,000 pesetas to Barcelona. Almost the same thing happened to Toni Velamazan (gate 61) or Victor Sanchez (72). And not to say has the culé connection that they had Ivan of the Rock, door 76, or Sergio Garcia, 87, when they arrived at Espanyol. The unique case of CanitoMany others crossed the opposite path, with Barça as their last destination. This happened in the 10s of the last century with Santiago Massana (door 16), Martí Vantolrà (24), José Padrón (25). Special mention deserves José Cano ‘Canito’, which houses the stand that bears his name behind gate 43 and that, being a Barca player, celebrated in the Camp Nou somewhat of Espanyol that was reported on the video marker.Together with all of them, the doors of Cornellà hide cases of soccer players who one day were about to move to Barcelona. From the mythical Jose Parra (Gate 5), whom they tried to seduce after their outstanding role in the 1950 World Cup, to Juan Maria Amiano (70), going through Pepe Mauri (9), José María García (10), Toni Soldevilla (42), Antoni Fàbregas (49), Vicente Balaguer ‘Tasting’ (53), Joan Bartolí (58).Solsona and Marañón could go to BarçaLess known were the outputs that were about to undertake authentic parakeet symbols such as Dani Solsona (8), to whom the retention clause of the time was saved, and Rafa Marañón (11), which was informally transferred to Camp Nou in 1978 due to the economic urgencies of the Blue and Whites, which backed up the sale of Solsona to Valencia.Myths without a doorAs if all these names were few, there are cases of football myths that dazzled in Espanyol and Barça but did not get a door in Cornellà. This happened to Ladislao Kubala, Martial Pina or Javier Urruticoechea ‘Urruti’.And on the benches, an adventure that Abelardo now undertakes, they also successfully jumped from one club to another Juan José Nogués, Luis Aragones or, until just a few months ago, Joan Francesc Ferrer ‘Rubi’. It is the other derby, that of the doors of history. Eight seasons, 257 matches and 17 goals testify to the firm step of Abelardo Fernández as a soccer player for Barcelona. A striking past for a technician whose mission is to save Espanyol from relegation, with whom he debuted precisely against the Catalans. However, the parakeet story is full of icons that were despite having gone through the revolving door of Barcelona.Just look at the culé bench tonight, Ernesto Valverde, to run into the first. The ‘Txingurri’ has a door (89) to his name at the Cornellà-El Prat stadium, a distinction he shares with a few former Barça players. Door 1 indicates this, nothing less than the legendary Ricardo Zamora, with round trip ticket. OR Javier Marcet, tenant of door 52, who played with the amateur of the eternal rival. Even Raul Tamudo, door 23, was tested a year in Can Barça before arriving at the quarry.last_img read more

Kiko: “The gold was a kick in the ass up”

first_img Quico’s second purpose, at the final second, that was price the Olympic gold. Picture of a portray that’s in the Federation headquarters. DAILY AS (DAILY AS) I’ve my doubts of getting reached the remaining of getting been in the VillaKiko By Francisco Miguel Narváez Machón (Jerez de la Frontera, 04-26-72) was Quico earlier than Kiko. And like Quico, nonetheless a Cádiz participant, he hung the gold at the Barcelona 92 ​​Video games. His two objectives in the remaining opened six months later the door of the absolute by Javier Clemente. His good reminiscence and his soccer tradition enable him to undergo his worldwide profession with the grace that his land gave him.-Do you bear in mind when the Pink was first worn?-I’m going to shock you. It was with the U19 in a pleasant in Portugal in 91. Pereda was the coach. We lose 2-0. They’d a nice outfit. They gave us a large shake. There I had my doubts if I might be a footballer. They have been excellent. Figo, Peixe, Capucho, Rui Costa, Joao Pinto … I performed above with Urzaiz. I touched only a few balls.-The subsequent step was already the Olympic Video games.-That’s the way it went. He was the second youngest. Alfonsito was from September and I was from April ’72. I went from saving myself from relegation to Second towards Figueres to the Olympic Video games. We concentrated in Cervera de Pisuerga earlier than going to Valencia, 54 days. We had a nice time there. There was a particular ‘feeling’ with Pep (Guardiola). I assumed he wasn’t taking a look at me and he was giving me the ball at the foot. It was like being in paradise. He gave it to me at the proper time and I puzzled how the hen had seen me. I assumed I was not going to be a starter. That Alfonso and Manjarín have been going to play, however you must see how soccer is, the ‘smurf’ (Manjarín) broke the adductor and on a each day foundation I received the place.-That focus has a e-book. All the things occurred. Issues with the cousins, the mutiny as a result of they didn’t allow them to go to Barcelona for the opening …-A platform of these of now would do a marvel with that. There have been many strikes. The Federation advised us that it gave us nothing to play as a result of it was an Olympic competitors. Some gamers had doubts about whether or not or to not go. The season had been very lengthy. Pep and Ferrer got here from profitable the European Cup, these of Atlético the Cup … A consideration was requested for operating out of holidays. In the finish we determined to play without spending a dime and since we didn’t need to, we didn’t need the Toledo (automotive) that they gave to those that received the gold. We thought it was one for each and it seems it was one for 24. There we ‘screwed up’, we should always have taken it and donated it to the Pink Cross or one thing. I jokingly mentioned that I was terrified of the air con, that it was extraordinarily sizzling in Jerez.-However they did have the ‘Champions Ebook,’ a Pension Plan for profitable the gold that was for everybody and that you’ll obtain in two years…-Sure, a Plan for after we flip 50. I feel that a colleague, like Cañizares, has already collected it, Solozábal will probably be shut. I’ve two years left. I don’t understand how a lot we’ll play, we’ve got to distribute it amongst everybody. My father is unquestionably conscious. About 50 or 60,000 euros. A set piece.When does it go from Quico to Kiko? At Atlético. When signing autographs it was simpler for me with Ok than with Q.Who did you name mullet? Clemente. In a great way. Someday Alkorta advised him and I turned crimson.Pep, as you name him. He understood me with out taking a look at me.Vicente Miera. A great man. It had a lot to do with Olympic gold.Mrs. Pilar. My mom. The keeper of the medal.World 94. A stunt to not go. Kiko towards Yugoslavia in Belgrade, throughout the qualification part of the 98 World Cup.IVAN MILUTINOVIC (REUTERS) Enlarge I by no means grew to become indeniable in the Nationwide Group, I was a little GuadianKiko Quico’s first purpose in the remaining of the Olympics. DAILY AS (DAILY AS) -The day he debuts coincides with the first match in which Butragueño now not goes to the nationwide workforce. Kiko enters and he leaves.-I didn’t bear in mind. The coach was altering and on the lookout for gamers of his philosophy and his style. What she was conscious of was that she had by no means met him earlier than. Particularly due to what the Vulture was for the Choice!-Come on, you retire to the Quinta-Nicely, I retired him that day as a result of afterwards I didn’t set up myself nor was I an indeniable uncle. I by no means grew to become indeniable in the Choice. I was a little adi guadian ’, actually. It appeared and disappeared. I didn’t take maintain as a result of it was not a lot better than the colleagues there have been and so it should be acknowledged. If I had made the distinction it might have been a mounted. Maybe when he was higher, 26/27 years outdated, with Sacchi in Atleti and already with Camacho as coach, is when he may have had extra continuity. He performed with Raulito upstairs. That was the greatest second of my life, in which I felt robust, chief and with extra confidence and that was once I completed breaking my proper ankle … – Kiko is a part of one in all the generations of gamos we performed like by no means earlier than and misplaced as at all times ’. Does it weigh, is it a drag?– We felt empty. We couldn’t discover an reason why issues so properly accomplished didn’t curdle by centimeters. It was pure impotence. Sooner or later will probably be costly. Not at all times cross. Over the years you have got the feeling that we might be lacking, in some areas of the subject, what was left over in the following litters. The little particulars that the three-time champions had. Those that had the greatest in historical past, Iker Casillas. Or Xavi or Iniesta to interrupt a sport. It’s mentioned that the greatest in historical past have that finesse and that expertise that we lacked. Once we noticed ours, we thought it was good, however once you see what comes subsequent, you see that we lacked issues.– Would you have got favored to be born a few years later to have coincided with the greatest in historical past, as you name them?-And due to the approach I play extra. With 5 midfielders, a ‘9’, or a midfielder, that he’ll obtain to affiliate with them … Who wouldn’t wish to have performed in this period. We’re speaking about one in all the three most necessary midfields in soccer historical past. The one from Brazil in ’82, the France from Platini, Tigana, Giresse, Luis Fernández … and ours with Busquets, Xavi, Xabi, Iniesta and Silva. The large distinction was these 5 midfielders and the ‘guaje’ Villa. In that three-time workforce I do see Chapi Ferrer, Fernando Hierro, Sergi … in protection. However once I see Villa and I see all the forwards who’ve been there, I see variations. And once I see these midfielders, I see that there are variations with all the earlier ones in the historical past of Spanish soccer. And I don’t overlook Casillas due to these centimeters he had that we have been lacking. They’re indisputably the greatest in our historical past. We lacked what was left to those folks. There aren’t any different conclusions to search for.– Let’s make a observe. What offers your expertise with the Choice?– The stability is that I was half. I was like in my sports activities life, “Guadian”. Once I had settled down, I discovered myself and at the greatest second of my profession, the 12 months got here and a half stopped by the operation. Bittersweet. It’s a little bit of a reflection of my total profession. In my beginnings I had a exhausting time settling down. With the Video games I’m up. I come to Atlético and I’m a couple two years outdated who didn’t end taking off and I’ve my doubts. Then three nice years, butt and I was injured … My life was like an EKG up, down.-He performed 26 video games with the A, scored 4 objectives and solely misplaced two video games. In opposition to Nigeria and Cyprus.-It was that we didn’t lose a lot both. They usually was because of penalties … Not one thing else, however dependable we have been. Enlarge We have been good, however the three-time champions are the greatest in historical pastcenter_img -His life modified at that second …-And naturally. I got here from profitable our Euro Cup that was the promotion towards Figueres. It was a leap in all respects. Each objectives, gold. I noticed that I may get to do one thing in soccer. I assumed I wasn’t going to play. It was Cinderella. It got here from profitable the promotion and others from profitable the European Cup or the King’s Cup. I felt ashy. Like Toni Jiménez, the goalkeeper of Figueres. We made crumbs. We have been collectively all day. After which he was the godfather of my oldest daughter. He’s my buddy. In the room I was with Miguelito, the Rayo central. He performed little, however then he has at all times been ready to affix us, to maintain the relationship. A chat. A celebration for every anniversary.– What did that medal style like?– My mom has it. I had been affected by the 13 years that I went to Cádiz to dwell in a pension. I had not developed and was already dwelling outdoors my dwelling. The keeper of the gold medal is Pilar. For me it was a leap to get into the thick of it. A turning level. A push and a kick in the ass up, ahead. I noticed that I may accomplish many issues of which I had dreamed. All the things was nearer.-Nevertheless, his debut with the ‘A’ just isn’t automated. It takes a few months for Clemente to name him.-Sure, first I’m going to sub-21. There have been folks of fairly prime quality and expertise in the ‘A’ and once I was 20 years outdated it appeared a little huge to me. I debuted in December towards Latvia. He was nonetheless in Cádiz. I was in the room with Claudio. In the first coaching classes we ready lengthy balls for me after which the second play. Clemente mentioned to his companions, look how huge he’s, look how huge he’s. Ball up, he leaves it, prolongs it and we comply with the second play the midfielders … So each day. The sport begins, they ship me one from above, I look again and the center-back was greater than me. I regarded for the bench and advised him. What do I’ve to take all of them with me? Haven’t you seen how huge this one is? It was higher to play on the backside than there I can roll it. The comrades “dispelled” me. In the finish they gave it to me from beneath. All the things from coaching went down. -After which comes the operation of each ankles at the similar time.-I keep in mind that day Camacho known as me to inform me that the subsequent day we had a assembly of the strikers and I advised him that Gayola was at the door ready to enter the working room. Maybe it’s one in all the thorns that I’ve caught. Once I was 27 years outdated and at a higher time, my two ankles got here and the whole lot was reduce off and I needed to retire with 29. I spent a 12 months making an attempt, however my head on one facet and my ankles on the different. It was when soccer deserted me.-Let’s return in time. It does play Spain-Denmark that classifies the Choice for the World Cup in the United States 94.– I play for a whereas in the second half for Julito (Salinas). I’ve seen that sport just lately and the approach of working, of the complete workforce, has caught my consideration. With one much less we pressed throughout the subject. They’d a lot of high quality and expertise. What a heavy workforce … we have been.-Nevertheless, it wasn’t after the World Cup.-It was a huge stick, a ‘palazo’ … At any time when I see the coach and he lets me free something, I let him go. He most well-liked to name a participant from one other profile, Juanele. Clemente blames me that in the World Cup in France towards Nigeria I needed to rating the first submit and I swallowed it and I inform him that the United States was a good lunge. I assumed I was going to go. I was enjoying for Atlético. I didn’t anticipate. A fats stick.-It disappears two years of the Choice, World included. Till November 95.-It might be the two years of doubt that I had and I was lower than and at my stage in Atlético, after we have been about to go down and I actually did sufficient deserves to not be on these lists. I couldn’t end discovering myself. I might win to not go.-In 96 your first nice competitors lastly arrives. Eurocup 96.– From which we left with a very bitter style in the mouth. We gave England a assessment. I didn’t begin the first sport, however I ended up enjoying the whole lot. It was a bit like the Video games. I was lucid, with a spark, my boots didn’t weigh. In opposition to England they reduce our wings after we have been greatest. We went from much less to extra openly. That’s a mole in my profession. We may have entered the remaining as the Czech Republic did. We have been inches from having accomplished one thing necessary and in the finish we made the joke of staying in rooms as at all times. We did the whole lot proper that day. On the topic of character and throwing two … and on the topic of soccer. The English didn’t know the place we have been going. We gave them a assessment of the whole lot. Kiko posing with the Olympic gold medal. FELIPE SEVILLANO (DIARIO AS) Kiko earlier than the penalty shoot-out of the match towards England at Euro 96. -In that match it was the place you met a defender who smelled a little like alcohol …-In a nook I smelled alcohol, that’s for certain. I advised Alkorta. I had the feeling that a slap of alcohol got here to me in the battle of gamers who have been there. Right here’s one thing bizarre, I assumed. Adams was marking me. After 4 minutes I see him put his arms on his knees as if he have been drained. ‘Huyyyyy the one I’m going to mess with…’ I assumed to myself. However in the 100th minute he made the similar gesture. Of drained nothing. If we performed two extra video games, Tony would have endured the similar …-World Cup 98. Much more disappointment.-Sure, we had a fairly good workforce. Dynamic, robust, highly effective with Raulito rising. We have been killed by the small particulars and we lacked some finesse at sure instances. That’s the place Nigeria occurred to me on the first purpose. Mutiu, who performed for Actual, took a step ahead and once I understand it, he received’t come. It was anticipated. In a World Cup any error or failure is paid. All of them have a transcendence of the ‘copón’ and in opinion and historical past they multiply. I shook that mark and that purpose with the poles with potatoes.-Then comes the Cyprus debacle and the elimination of Clemente, who lives first hand.-Every time they arrived they made us a nice purpose … It was already a bit messy and we have been half touched with disappointment. It was a bizarre sport. Cañizares scored three objectives. He says that they have been probably the three greatest objectives they scored in his life.-That day Clemente performed with 5 forwards. Alfonso-Raúl-Morientes-Luis Enrique-Etxeberría started. You entered for Alfonso in 39 ’…-It appears to be like like a workforce made by Guardiola … What folks forward of the ball! I don’t bear in mind properly, however it collides. It appears to be like prefer it’s a pulse. What would you like many forwards … Nicely, look what can occur. It was the antithesis of what the coach had proposed many instances.– Are you a clementist?-Sure. If I needed to vote, I voted in their favor. It didn’t take me to the World Cup, however truthfully I had one thing crucial with me and with everybody I was at all times nose to nose and it was the excellent protect that a footballer or a workforce may have. And extra the Choice. CHEMA DIAZ (DAILY AS) -The fats mess was that Vicente Miera didn’t need them to go to the opening in Barcelona.-It was good. We had put 4 in Colombia in the first sport and we wished to get pleasure from the Video games and be in the most lovely factor, which was to be with the remainder of the athletes, with these of the Dream Group. On high of that we went for the face. We had Solozábal, who doesn’t see what Robertito was, was excellent to guide the UGT. We advised him that we have been paying for the constitution. Miera mentioned it was 5 – 6 hours on foot, plus the time in the pavilion ready for the parade. We defined to him that we weren’t going to overlook that in life and that we wished to dwell that have.-In the finish they went for noses …-And we dwell it properly. We had a type of cameras that he placed on his waist and we hit one another to place our heads out subsequent to the well-known folks on TV … Then they scoffed at us for the picture we had given. Once we noticed the Dream Group we went to hug them. We handed it of class. We went in the morning and returned to Valencia at daybreak. It was a very small constitution. Nevertheless it was price it. It’s what all of us have recorded. We watch the film after we get collectively. Deep down Miera was proper. We went out drenched on the monitor.-From the perspective of the technicians, it was a unusual combine. Miera was in command, his assistant was Kubala and the absolute coach, Clemente, who appeared sometimes, was already appointed …-There was additionally Miguel Sánchez, who was Vicente’s proper hand man. Clemente appeared at the finish. There was a day in the locker room that was violent. Miera was giving the discuss. The state of affairs of seeing them collectively was awkward. However neither did the blood attain the river. It may have been avoidable.-The Nationwide Group performed the total Championship with three central …-Toni was the doorman. Abelardo, Solozábal and SuperL López the centrals. On the proper Chapi (Ferrer), on the left Lasa and Berges, one forward of the different. Pep and Luis Enrique in the center and above Alfonsito and me. Amavisca, Pinilla, ‘Chicho’ Soler additionally performed … Superb workforce. Upstairs Alfonsito and I accomplished one another properly. Pep carried the deal with, opening the bands to 1 or two touches to the lanes that we had extensive open. The ‘Lucho’ (Luis Enrique) was tireless. The newborn was contagious and had an arrival. We fell to the bands and he arrived.IVAN MILUTINOVIC & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia lf-media-c “> -What most marked him was the reference to Pep …-In coaching we already noticed the benefit of enjoying with a crack. He thought half a second earlier than the others. When he took me down from the central workplace on responsibility, in that half meter in which he offers you time to regulate it with out being overtaken, he clearly noticed that. Mine was the straightforward one. The troublesome factor was that he noticed me.–In Valencia, in a lodge in the port they have been in, there was no gaming atmosphere. They weren’t lived.-No, however it was virtually higher. I’ve my doubts if we might have made it to the remaining if we had lived in the Olympic Village. That distracts you a lot and with 20/21 years outdated and robust hormones I actually don’t know what would have occurred. Plenty of distraction. It was crucial to be remoted. It was like a headquarters. It was very important. The Villa was liable to distraction. Sure Sure Sure…-When did you understand that you possibly can hold gold?-On the day of the debut towards Colombia, that we scored 4, it regarded excellent. In the earlier one, pessimism prevailed and there was neither the phantasm nor the views with which one needed to go to some Video games. All rarefied, offended … The way in which we performed towards Colombia made us change our minds and after we beat Italy, which had a very difficult workforce, we already mentioned let’s go for the gold. That day Soler gave us a lot of life, which got here via Ferrer. From Mallorca have been ‘Chichi’ Soler and Vidal. We known as them the ‘postobones’, like the Colombians. The 2 brunettes, little ones.-The ultimate towards Poland. The Camp Nou stuffed with Spanish flags. First reminiscence that involves thoughts.-The banner carried by 15 pals of mine. “Quico, the greatest in Jerez.” They’d taken three Ford Scort and the guys have been planted in Barcelona. I noticed it from the first second. Once I scored the first purpose, that of the tie, I greeted them and at the finish after we took the lap of honor I might inform them with a gesture as if I had a steering wheel, so they might watch out once they turned on the street. They may mess it up brown they usually weren’t going to spoil the factor. There have been my dad and mom who went with some pals. From the remaining I bear in mind the banner of my colleagues: “Quico, er mejor de JerezKiko The Spanish Olympic soccer workforce in Barcelona 92. DAILY AS (DAILY AS)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

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