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Vere girls stand out at Douglas Forrest meet

first_imgThere were some outstanding results at the Douglas Forrest Development Meet at the National Stadium on Saturday, with Vere Technical and Hydel High’s girls chipping in with good performances, while the boys’ side was dominated by St Jago High in middle-and long-distance events.With top girls’ schools Edwin Allen High, St Jago and Holmwood Technical absent, the John Mair-coached Vere produced three double winners in Brittany Anderson, Britney Dixon and Avery Pryce.Class Three athlete Anderson maintained her excellent form this season. Following her quick 11.88 seconds to win the 100 metres a week earlier at the JC Purewater meet, Anderson produced the fastest 200 metres and the longest jump. After a second-place finish in the high jump with 1.68 metres, Anderson captured the long jump with 6.02 metres, before topping the 200 metres field with 24.70 secondsKiara Grant of Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha) was second overall in the 200m in 24.96 seconds.DIXON IN FINE FORMDixon was victorious in the Class Two 800 and 1,500 metres. In the 800 metres, she stopped the clock at 2:18.37 to get the better of Sherona Stewart (2:22.96) of Hydel. In the 1,500 metres, her winning time of 4:52.02 saw her getting the better of the Hydel duo of Monifa Green (4:57.89) and Aaliyah Stewart (5:07.33).Vere’s Aleitha Fearon won the Class One 800m in 2:20.94, with teammate Aleisha Skyers taking Class Two in 2:25.14.Pryce captured the Class Two shot put with a heave of 12.34 metres, before returning to capture the discus with 37.14m.Hydel High’s Davia Brown claimed the discus with 44.79m and the shot put with 12.72m.St Jago’s boys Keenon Lawrence, Lerone Clarke, Sean Bailey and Thaleentino Green were outstanding.Lawrence took the Class Two 800-1,500 metres double. In the 800m, he sprinted away in the latter stage to win in 1:59.22, getting the better of teammate Anthony Cox, 2:00.90.Christopher Taylor of Calabar High won his heat easily in 2:01.90 to finish third overall.In the Open boys’ 5,000m, Green won in 16:04.98, and his teammate, Kyle Morgan, finished second in 16:24.84.Clarke topped the Class One 1,500m in 4:06.62 ahead of Mico University College’s Alex Hutton (4:97.35), with Green third overall in 4:07.75.Bailey took the Class One 800m in 1:59.22, as former teammate Martin Manley, competing for Cameron Blazers Track Club, was second in 1:56.97. Shemar Hylton of Excelsior High was third in 1:59.75.Calabar High also showed their strength in Class Two, as Dejour Russell won in 22.46 seconds ahead of teammate Tyreke Wilson and St Jago High’s Cox, who both clocked 22.61 seconds for second and third, respectively.In the Class One 200m, Calabar High’s Xavier Angus was first in 21.86 seconds, just ahead of Vere Technical’s Tascio Bell, 21.94 seconds, and Michael Campbell of Jamaica College, 21.98 seconds.last_img read more

Aussies ‘favourites’ for Tri-Nations matchup against Windies – Simmons

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):Head coach Phil Simmons has downplayed West Indies’ chances in the Tri-Nations Series, starting tomorrow, but said it would be mistake to underestimate his side.West Indies are poised to clash with World champions Australia and powerful South Africa from June 3-26 in Guyana, St Kitts and Barbados.However, the hosts are ranked eighth in one-day internationals (ODI), 36 points behind table leaders Australia, with the Proteas 24 points ahead in third spot.”They are (number) one and three in the world for a reason, so we need to get up there, and that’s the reason we need to play these teams so we can see where we are, and especially if we beat them we know we’re somewhere close to them,” Simmons told reporters.”The number one team in the world has to be the favourites going into the tournament, but that’s the thing, I don’t think we were favourites in India at the T20 (World Cup), so you play the game as you see it.”West Indies open their campaign against South Africa tomorrow at the National Stadium in Guyana and follow up with a clash against the Australians on Sunday at the same venue.The Windies have not played an ODI at the venue in nearly four years, but have had mixed results there, winning four of eight contests.Simmons was, however, divided on whether the National Stadium would provide an advantage for his side.I don’t know about home advantage. It’s been a while since games have been played here, so I don’t know about home advantage,” he offered.”Usually, you get good wickets here, great outfield, good crowd, so it could be a little bit of home advantage, but we’ve got to make that in the start, so how we do determines which side the crowd gets on.”Usually, here, you can get big scores, chase down big scores, and that’s all it is. A good wicket is a wicket that everybody and can bat and bowl and get good scores for the people to watch.”The series is the first for the West Indies since winning the Twenty20 World Cup in India in April.last_img read more

Man dies after niece throws hot water on him

first_imgThree weeks after being burnt by his niece, 56-year-old Hilbert Scott of Lot 38 Half Mile Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) succumbed to his injured while receiving medical attention at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) on Monday.The man was burnt by his niece with whom he lived after she threw a pot of hot water on him on June 16, 2018. He was treated on the same day and sent away, but was readmitted to the medical facility on June 21, 2018 after complaining of feeling unwell.Based on reports received, on June 16, 2018, the now dead man told his mentally ill 42-year-old niece that the smoke emanating from her coal pot was affecting him.The man and the woman reportedly lived under the same roof but in different apartments. Nevertheless, as Scott spoke with the woman, she became annoyed and retaliated by throwing a pot of hot water on him. He immediately went to the Wismar Police Station where he lodged an official complaint and was subsequently escorted to the LHC where he was treated and sent away.However, the woman later turned up at the Police station claiming that the security guard had cuffed her to the mouth and that is what caused her to retaliate and throw the hot water on him. The woman, whose name was given as Frances Harlequin, was sent to be medically examined but never returned.She was however arrested the following day (June 17, 2018) but after spending two days in the lock-ups, she was released on self-bail to appear in court on June 25.On June 21, Guyana Times was told the injured man complained of feeling unwell and as such, he was taken to the hospital where he was admitted with an infection.On June 25, 2018, the woman was charged for causing grievous bodily harm with intent to maim or disfigure (in absentia). The matter was called before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court. An arrest warrant has since been issued for her arrest.Meanwhile, Scott’s condition worsened and he later passed away in the Intensive Care Unit of the LHC on July 2. A post-mortem examination performed on the deceased proved he died as a result of Generalise Sepsis, more commonly referred to as “septic”.The suspect remains on the run but she is known to be roaming the streets.last_img read more

Lancers rally for victory

first_imgWalnut, which received a game-high 18 points from junior Richelle Najera, finished 26-7. “I didn’t want (Walnut) to get excited about their shooting, and obviously they did,” said La Serna coach Steve Hemenway, whose Lancers saw the Mustangs make three 3-pointers in the first three minutes for an 11-2 lead. “We just broke down a little bit on the defensive end \, not understanding what I wanted to get done. “But I’m just glad they didn’t shoot well at the end of the game, because that’s all that matters.” Walnut, which also received nine points each from Crystal Kim and Stephanie Monte, prevented any chance of that by committing 21 turnovers. The miscues allowed the Lancers to slowly cut into the deficit before using a 9-2 run, aided by three Walnut turnovers, to gain a comfortable 39-32 margin late in the third quarter. • Photo Gallery: 2/21: Walnut vs. La Serna WHITTIER – La Serna High School started slow, finished strong and now finds itself two wins away from a CIF-Southern Section girls basketball title. The Lancers, receiving solid performances from Natalee Venegas and Jenna French, overcame a nine-point deficit in the first quarter to score a 54-49 victory over visiting Walnut in a Division III-A quarterfinal on Wednesday. La Serna (25-3), the division’s No. 2 seed, advanced to Saturday’s semifinals to face Colony at a site to be determined today by coin flip. center_img “We just came up against a team like us that plays great pressure defense,” Walnut coach Lori Huckler said. “They are a very good team, and we didn’t make the adjustments we needed to make.” Walnut cut the deficit to 43-40 in fourth quarter, but layups by Jamie Coins, Annie Failla and Venegas pushed the advantage to 51-43 with just over a minute left to play. steve.ramirez@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 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

Aaron Ramsey snubs Arsenal manager Unai Emery after substitution

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Emery had told the midfielder to “prove his worth” this week but when it came to the match he put in a poor showing and was hauled off after just 63 minutes.And when Ramsey, who saw Alex Iwobi replace him, wandered passed his boss he shook his head and kept his eyes focused on the floor, while the Spaniard gave him a pat on the back.The 27-year-old’s misery was compounded as Iwobi was far more effective, crossing for the Gunners’ opening goal in the 2-0 victory, with the pull-back knock into his own goal by Craig Cathcart.But Ramsey did applaud his team-mates as they earned all three points. predicted Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY REVEALED gameday cracker Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Most Popular Premier League News Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 1 silverware tense whoops Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey talks to Unai Emery in a previous match. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won revealed latest changes Aaron Ramsey snubbed Arsenal manager Unai Emery as he left the field against Watford.The Welshman appears set for the exit at the Emirates after the Gunners withdrew their offer of a new contract. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer?last_img read more

Man and woman appear in court after major Letterkenny drugs find

first_imgTwo people have appeared in court following the discovery of a major cannabis find at a house in Letterkenny.The accused, Shane Valentine and Victoria Campbell, were both charged with possession of cannabis and having cannabis for sale and supply.Both appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. Valentine, aged 22, of 69 Glenoughty Close, Letterkenny and Campbell, aged 20, also of 69 Glenoughty Close, Letterkenny did not speak during the brief hearing.Both were bailed to appear at a future sitting of the court in October.A number of bail conditions were imposed on the pair including a curfew and that they sign on at Letterkenny Garda station.An undisclosed sum of money was also seized during the Garda raid on the house at 69 Glenoughty Close in Letterkenny. Solicitor Frank Dorrian applied to have €190 of the cash returned to Valentine after the court heard he had no money on which to live.“Without that, they are destitute,” said Mr Dorrian.Judge Paul Kelly agreed to the application.Man and woman appear in court after major Letterkenny drugs find was last modified: July 21st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cannabiscourtdrugsletterkennylast_img read more

South African International Film Festival 2018

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 27 February – Brand South Africa in collaboration with RapidLion Film Festival also known as the South African International Film Festival, will host its third annual festival, at the Market Theatre between 3rd – 10th March 2018.2018 is turning out to be an exciting year for South African films, this was made evident in the huge support for the film Inxeba which generated debates on culture, and South African stories. The growing industry has thus seen both local and international co-productions becoming a regular offering on theatrical exhibitions.It is with this backdrop that this unique film festival  focusing  on films from the African continent  and BRICS nations, to be taking place in Johannesburg again this year. The opening night will debut a South African film called– “Catching Feelings” by comedian Kagiso Lediga.Brand South Africa’s collaboration and participation in the Rapid Lion programme is one way of showcasing the  positive image of the Nation Brand. A Nation Brand’s global reputation is to a large extent positively influenced by  its people, their culture and their stories told through the film industry.Further discussion on the film industry’s impact will take place during the festival when Brand South Africa will host a research consultation session on the 6th of  March. The  session themed: Closing The Loop – A Strategy towards a sustainable, independent and prosperous South African film industry, aims to interrogate, and provide feedback, input, and ideas on better developing the  industry.Speaking on the research session, Brand South Africa’s General Manager: Research Dr Petrus De Kock said; “creative industries, and in particular, film, play a major role in enhancing the reputation and global visibility of Nation Brands. In this workshop Brand South Africa will engage with filmmakers on what the best strategy is to develop a film industry that the country can rely on to promote South Africa internationally on a long-term basis”.Furthermore, this platform allows for Brand South Africa to achieve two strategic objectives, being:Entrenching the principle of intra-African contact, creative collaboration, and integration;In a year that South Africa is hosting the BRICS Summit, the platform allows Brand South Africa  an opportunity to celebrate cultural contact and exchange among BRICS societies “, adds Dr De Kock.The festival features films of multiple genres and varying lengths, Q&A sessions with South African filmmakers from films like Inxeba, She is King, Catching feelings, The Hangman, The recce, Children of the drum: The Legacy of Black Journalists in Apartheid-era South Africa to name a few.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 11 712 5071Mobile:0817041488Email:ntombin@brandsouthafrica.comVisit www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Production Tips: 6 Ways to Manage Cords on Set

first_img6. Use Clear Plastic BoxesImage via StacksandStacksOnce your cords are wrapped, store them neatly out of the way in clear plastic boxes and bags. Add labels to everything and they’ll be clear and accessible when needed.Have any other tips or tricks for managing cords on set? Share them in the comments below! A film set can become a busy place. Here are some helpful tricks to keep those cords tidy and out of the way.Top image via ShutterstockWhether it’s a DIY two-man shoot, corporate video set-up or feature film production, there will always be lots of wires connecting lights and cameras and outlets. We’ve compiled some of the best tips and tricks (and mantras) for cord management.1. LABEL, LABEL, LABELImage via AmazonLabel everything! Every cord, input and output should be accounted for in clear, easy-to-access letters. If everything is put together well enough, no one should ever ask what any cord is used for — it’ll say clearly for them to read.Ways of labeling include simple 3M Painter’s Tape, tag label stickers or portable printed label tags.2. Keep Them TogetherImage via ShutterstockAs much as possible, try and keep running cords tied together. You’d rather have one main line running down the middle of your set than several lines spread out for people to avoid. You can do this with tape, cord ties or Velcro (which can also help with labeling).3. Tape Them DownImage via WikipediaTaping down cables and cords is another helpful way to control the lines and keep them from scrunching up into foot-catching loops. When possible, the ideal line for each cord or bunch should be as out of the way as possible. Try lining against walls and avoiding walkways.Avoid duct tape as it can damage floors. Gaffer tape is ideal. Lay out your line, tape your beginning and end points, and apply tape as needed to keep the line secure in between. If on carpet, consider Velcro 4” Hook & Pile Tape for endless reusability.4. Go Wireless (When Possible)Image via VideolightingWith recent technological advances, wireless options are more and more in vogue on sets. Wireless boom mics are gaining popularity and can help your audio department tremendously. Consider LED lighting options when possible to simplify your set ups and provide greater accessibility.5. Wrap It Up (properly)When wires are not in use, be sure to keep them wrapped up and out of the way. For those still uncomfortable with how to wrap wires, watch one of the many videos online for practice.last_img read more

Graves in Christian cemetery vandalised in Goa

first_imgSeveral gravestones in a Christian cemetery in Curchorem town of South Goa were allegedly vandalised by unidentified persons, police said on Monday.According to Curchorem Police Inspector Shivram Vaingankar, the incident took place on Sunday. .“Several gravestones were damaged by miscreants on Sunday night at the Guardian Angel Cemetery. The CCTV camera which was installed at the gate of the cemetery was also found broken,” he told PTI. No arrests have been made in connection with the cemetery attack. Mr.Vaingankar said one of the locals had seen a man running out of cemetery at around 4.30 am. “We are working on various leads,” he said.Goa has witnessed a spate of attacks on religious symbols since the beginning of this month. At least nine Holy crosses and a temple have been defiled since July 1 leading to heightened police presence in several areas of South Goa district.Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had instructed the police to increase patrolling around sensitive places in the state.Two platoons of India Reserve Battalion were also deployed in South Goa to help local police in patrolling susceptible areas.Local police stations were also asked to form Special Investigation Teams (SIT).So far, police have failed to make any breakthrough in the nine desecration incidents, all of which are from South Goa.last_img read more

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