Been fortunate KINGSTON: Squash queen Karen Anderson cemented her dominance with a record-breaking 13th title, while defending men’s champion, Chris Binnie continued his winning streak as the JNGI All- Jamaica Squash Championships wrapped up at the Liguanea Club on Friday night. Anderson fought off a nagging injury to beat Barbadian Alex Jordan 11-9, 11-6, 11-6 and add another achievement to her storied career. The victory puts Anderson on par with the legendary Wayne Burrows, who holds the men’s record. Putting the achievement in perspective, Anderson said: “This time, 13 is a lucky number because, although this record has not come easy for me, I have been fortunate to play such an amazing sport and to have remained relatively healthy throughout my career.” For his part, Binnie added another chapter to his own story by winning his sixth consecutive title and seventh overall. The squash ace won 11-4, 11-4, 7-11, 11-7 victory to hold off his nemesis, Lewis Walters, yet again. “All-Jamaica is a special tournament because it’s one of the few times I get to play in Jamaica and so I was happy to win it in front of my home crowd and to defend my title against Lewis, who is such a great player and a tough competitor,” Binnie said. In the third place play-offs, the number three seed, Bruce Burrowes, beat Julian Morrison 11-5, 10-12, 11-7, 2-11, 11-7 in a blistering showdown. Then rising star, Mia Mahfood defeated Nathlee Boreland 11-7, 11-4, 12-10. Chris Hind, general manager of JN General Insurance, the tournament’s title sponsors, said, “It was a week of exciting competition, which ended on the perfect note with Karen Anderson winning a record 13th title. JNGI is proud to have supported this excellent tournament and to continue contributing to the development of local squash.”
The best of the best of the UAAP Season 80 volleyball tournament were officially awarded on Wednesday ahead of Game 2 of the women’s finals at Araneta Coliseum.UAAP women’s volleyball best players. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNU’s Jaja Santiago: Best Spiker and Most Valuable Player. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUST’s Milena Alessandrini: Rookie of the Year: Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU’s Celine Domingo: Best Blocker Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDesiree Cheng: Best Server. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUE’s Kathleen Arado: Best Digger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo’s Deanna Wong: Best Setter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball best players. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo’s Marck Espejo: Best Scorer, Best Spiker, Best Server, and Most Valuable Player. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo’s Ariel Morado: Rookie of the Year. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU’s Rikko Marmeto: Best Receiver. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo’s Ish Polvorosa: Best Setter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle’s Jopet Movido: Best Digger. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUST’s Jayvee Sumagaysay Best Server. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRELATED STORIESADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Read Next Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Ateneo star Marck Espejo wins 5th straight UAAP MVPNU’s Jaja Santiago ends UAAP career with MVP awardFEATURED 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 crown Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jazz try to slow Harden in Game 2 after Game 1 rout Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, right, is congratulated by friends and family after he was picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns during the NBA basketball draft in New York, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NEW YORK — Deandre Ayton became the first No. 1 Sun and Luka Doncic was traded only a day after arriving in the U.S.The Atlanta Hawks swapped the rights to Doncic, the No. 3 pick from Slovenia, to Atlanta for Trae Young, the No. 5 selection from Oklahoma in on Thursday night in the NBA draft.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Suns stayed close to home to make the 7-foot-1 Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history. The center from Arizona averaged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds in his lone season in Tucson, tying for the national lead with 24 double-doubles in 35 games.He joined Mychal Thompson — father of Golden State All-Star Klay Thompson — in 1978 as the only players from the Bahamas to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.“Having my name called to be the first pick for the Phoenix Suns was mind-blowing,” Ayton said. “Having all that confidence and leading up to that point when I saw Adam Silver came out, I was just waiting for my name, and when he called it, my mind went blank.”The Sacramento Kings followed by taking Marvin Bagley III, the Duke big man who played with Ayton at Hillcrest Prep Academy in Phoenix in 2015-16.With Jaren Jackson Jr. going fourth to Memphis, Texas center Mo Bamba going No. 6 to Orlando and Wendell Carter Jr. following to Chicago, it was an early run of big men in what’s increasingly become a perimeter-based league.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town The Mavericks also gave up a future first-round pick to draft Doncic, who only arrived in New York on Wednesday after helping Spain’s Real Madrid win its league championship after he won Euroleague MVP and Final Four MVP honors when they won that title this year.His lengthy European season kept him from working out for teams but he knew the Mavericks liked him.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 crown“I’ve been talking to Dallas a lot. They really wanted me, and they were very, very nice,” the 19-year-old said. “They were very nice to me, and I think we had a very good relationship.”The Hawks will get perhaps the most exciting player in college basketball last season, the first player to lead the nation in scoring and assists in the same season. Otherwise, the top of the draft was dominated by big men, starting with a pair of former high school teammates. 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 Then it was another guard with Alabama’s Collin Sexton going at No. 8 to Cleveland, triggering chants of Michael Porter Jr.’s name by Knicks fans who hoped they would take him with the No. 9 pick. But they ended up disappointed as New York went with Kentucky’s Kevin Knox.With concerns over back problems that limited him to only three games at Missouri last season, Porter ended up falling all the way to Denver at No. 14, the last lottery position.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ On a roll in Russia, Mexico begs World Cup fans to behave View comments
The Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation (KAICT) in collaboration with the GIZ Regional Resource Governance Project has conducted a Fifth Speaker Event in a series of regular events on Natural Resource Management which are intended to improve public awareness of the impacts of resource governance on peace and development. The program was held on Wednesday, July 2, in the Auditorium of the University of Liberia, under the theme, “Local Employment in the Extractive Industry Concessions: What’s in it for Liberia”. According to Mr. Zarway, Sector Expert from the GIZ Regional Resource Governance Project, the perceptions of the people that concession agreements signed are intended to create job for all Liberians raises a serious issue and he called on the public to do away with such idea.Mr. Zarway explained, “The issue of jobs by companies in concession agreements is based on specialized skills, but not just degrees as many people have claimed, thereby creating the impression of getting job with only a degree.”He further attributed the issue of impression of job creation for all to the national legislature that they usually create the atmosphere that after the signing of concession agreements; all Liberians will get a job.The GIZ Sector Expert indicated that the issues of panel discussions of local experts and practitioners from civil society, government and the private sector would share issues, challenges and prospects for improving the natural resource management regime of Liberia and the Mano River Sub-region at large.“If we are saying in reality that our resources are taken away weekly, monthly and yearly and the perceptions that concession agreements are there to provide job for everyone, if not, there is a fear that we may go back to where we have come from as Liberians,” Mr. Zarway asserted.One of the panelists on the table, Mr. Urias Goll, from the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), explained that NOCAL has created lot of opportunities for the people of Liberia including scholarships both national and international as part of its program to prepare Liberians to work in concessions in the extractive industry sector.He said despite the country is yet to discover oil in commercial quantity, the oil company continues to train people and create opportunities for Liberians.Mr. Goll indicated that the issue of job creations by concession companies is in specialized areas including technical, professional and specialized skills by but not just degrees in general.“We have more young people within the company and it has over 196 people and stay continues to train people, provide scholarships at the various universities and other vocational institutions across Liberia,” he added.Also serving on the panelist, Samuel D. Karyah from the Liberian Innovation Foundation for Empowerment (LIFE), Inc., explained that research has shown that Liberians have skills but have not been given the opportunity in the sector.Karyah argued that there are weaknesses in the enforcement of the law in the country, stressing, “That is a serious problem for the society.”Mr. Karyah further stated, “We have come to identify what the companies want and we can work with them to ensure that they create the employment for the people of Liberia.”The Fifth Speaker Event brought together staffs and students from the University of Liberia, officials of government and Liberian and international civil society organizations which agreed on the need for further discussions in which all relevant stakeholder committedly participate in order to create training and employment opportunities for Liberians in the extractive industries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Waini River boat accidentA second body that had been unaccounted for following a boat explosion some 10 miles off the Waini River mouth in Region One (Barima-Waini) on Sunday last has been recovered.Reports are that the body of the male passenger was discovered on Wednesday afternoon around 16:00h, but up to press time, his identity had not been confirmed.According to Region One’s Regional Chairman, Brentnol Ashley, the possibility exists that there might be two other passengers missing following the boat mishap.He told Guyana Times that the search was still on for those two individuals.The vessel was transporting both Guyanese and Venezuelans when the incident took place and at this time, it is uncertain as to the nationalities or identities of the two other persons who are feared to be missing, he said.Additionally, Ashley stated that at this point it was still unclear whether the Venezuelans who were on the boat were entering Guyana illegally.The Venezuelan boat, which departed the Bolivarian Republic around 04:30h, on Sunday caught afire as it was heading to Charity, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).The medical staff at the Mabaruma Regional Hospital had reported on the same day of the incident that 20 persons, including an elderly woman who was first rushed there for treatment, had been accounted for. However, shortly after, news spread that there were missing persons who had initially been on board the boat when the explosion took place. Two persons died following the incident.Meanwhile, the severely-burnt elderly woman is presently a patient in the Burn Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital.The 72-year-old Essequiban is said to be in stable condition at present.
Photo: Charlene Cavers from the hospital’s Foundation Board accepts the $50,000 donation from (left to right) CN North General Manager Rich Miller, BC North CN Assistant Superintendent Peter Sampson, and Foundation Board Chair Gordon Gentles – Submitted photoThe Fort St. John hospital’s CT Scanner campaign is now complete after a 50 thousand dollar donation by CN.- Advertisement -CN’s donation will be used to purchase training equipment that will help the staff in Diagnostic Imaging to increase their skills and knowledge of computed tomography.Since Fort St. John is a northern, rural community, technicians do not have access to updated CT training. So, the money will help them brush up on new skills begin to build capacity within the rest of the diagnostic imaging department.CN’s General Manager for the Mountain Region Rich Miller says the company is committed to helping provide a healthier and safer environment for youth.He says the scanner has already helped attract highly skilled medical personnel to the region.Advertisement Meanwhile, Executive Director for the Hospital Foundation Janice Isberg says CN’s eagerness to become involved in the project and the company’s focus on health and safety are good news for Fort St. John.CN employs 60 people in and around the Fort St. John area.
Legendary former West Indies batsman Brian Charles Lara vehemently believes that the Caribbean has always produced the best young cricketers.The Trinidadian made this revelation on Sunday at King City where the inaugural Global T20 Canada culminated with Vancouver Knights ruling supremacy.Among the six teams that participated were a Cricket West Indies B side and to the delight of many West Indian enthusiasts, they made a great impact by featuring in the championship encounter.Prior to that engagement, Cricket West Indies B roared to four consecutive victories before they were humbled by the tournament’s winner at their final preliminary round match, but quickly rebounded to beat the same opponents in the first playoff match and subsequently booked a place in the final.“The performances I have seen, I’m impressed with them and always believe that the Caribbean have produced great talents; this is a young team, a third rank side because you have the senior boys playing against Bangladesh and then an A team in England, so they are talented enough to be that good here,” Lara asserted.In the final, Cricket West Indies B only managed an insufficient 145 all out while Vancouver Knights, in reply, cantered home losing only three wickets in the process with 15 balls to spare.“Obviously, they would have liked to put more runs on the board, but I think this version requires aggressive approach, but there is a strategy and tactical approach to it as well; they were very consistent with their shots, but losing wickets at regular intervals going to put them under pressure.”He continued: “When you have a team with the likes of (Chris) Gayle in it, you want to post 200 runs on the board and Gayle had a formidable team to chase any target.”The ex-West Indies skipper mentioned that Cricket West Indies must work with these talents that they have around the Region.“We never lacking in talent but how we bridge the gap between First-Class and international cricket that is the problem, there is where we are putting ourselves down; we have to find ways to nurture these young talents; we have to get an engine room to do it as well,” Lara, still with the distinction of making the highest individual Test score, 400 not out, related.At the introduction of the tournament in June 28, as Brand Ambassador, Lara had appealed to the game’s lovers to support the 18-day Global T20 tournament, which attracted a galaxy of T20 star players from around the planet.In addition to Vancouver Knights and Cricket West Indies B, the other teams were Montreal Tigers, Edmonton Royals, Toronto Nationals and Winnipeg Hawks. Some of the players making headlines for the Cricket West Indies B were Guyanese Sherfane Rutherford, who cracked the tournament’s lone century, an unbeaten 134, also against Knights, while Justin Greaves scored 89 not out. Batsman Nicolas Pooran and Brandon King displayed consistency while Fabien Allen, Kavem Hodge and Shamar Springer churned out good all-round performances. Pacers Obed McCoy and Darval Green were outstanding with the ball among others as well. (Ravi Madholall)
The Gators slipped to 1-8 overall. “Kyle had his best game of the season,” Shine said of the senior left-hander. “He battled and he was in control the entire time.” Senior second baseman Jack Roche drove in four runs, despite a 1-for-5 outing. He also scored a run. Right fielder Adam Klein was 1 for 2 with three RBIs and four walks. POMONA – Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball coach Greg Kamansky is most irritated when his team doesn’t give a good effort. The effort wasn’t there in the first half Friday night, and he let his players know it at halftime. “He got his point across,” senior Dion Cook said. He certainly did. The Broncos stepped it up in the second half and rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat UC San Diego 68-65 in a CCAA game at Kellogg Gym. Cal Poly improved to 18-6 overall and 14-5 in the CCAA, and San Diego dropped to 10-14 and 8-11. After Kaelen Daniels’ free throw with 12.3 seconds left made it 68-65, the Tritons had two final chances. Kelvin Kim missed a 3-point attempt, then Robby Peters’ 3-point shot at the buzzer rimmed out. “The bottom line, the first half, the effort wasn’t there,” Kamansky said. “I don’t think we took them for granted, but we took ourselves for granted.” Yes, the Broncos women lost on Friday to UC San Diego, 75-62. But it was a much better effort by Cal Poly than the last time the teams played. And the second half was much better than the first. “I’m looking for improvement, and this was a big improvement over the last time we played,” Cal Poly interim women’s coach Michelle Fortier said. The first time the teams met, San Diego (20-4, 16-3) won, 78-54. This time, the Broncos (7-17, 6-13) threw a couple of scares into the Tritons in the second half before succumbing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – After taking a 2-0 lead into the fourth inning, the Cal State Los Angeles baseball team saw it evaporate with one hit – a three-run home run to put the visitors ahead, 3-2. That’s when the Golden Eagles went to work. CSLA responded with six runs in the bottom of the fourth on its way to a 20-3 victory over visiting San Francisco State on Friday in both teams’ California Collegiate Athletic Association opener. “I don’t think it’s ever been a question,” first-year coach Pat Shine said of his team’s resolve. “I’ve never doubted it. But it’s always good to respond like that right after they score.” Cal State L.A. (8-1-1) remained patient at the plate throughout and battered the Gators’ relievers for 13 runs on 10 hits after chasing SFSU’s starter in the fourth inning. The Golden Eagles drew 10 walks and took advantage of a wild San Francisco bullpen, which hit seven CSLA players. Five different players drove in two or more runs for CSLA, which scored nine more runs in the bottom of the seventh for a 17-run lead. Senior third baseman Jeff Carroll went 5 for 6 with three RBIs. His leadoff home run in the bottom of the sixth inning was his fifth of the season for the Golden Eagles, ranked No. 19 in NCAA Division II by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. CSLA starter Kyle Owsley (2-0) struck out seven and scattered five hits in six innings. A three-run home run in the fourth was the only blemish against him.
It puts Napoli top of Group C with four points from two games, with Paris Saint-Germain a point behind after thrashing Red Star Belgrade 6-1 earlier.Liverpool, last year’s runners-up, had been top of the group after their 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain two weeks ago with Napoli held 0-0 at Red Star.But Jurgen Klopp’s side now drop to third.The visitors never really settled into the game and suffered an injury blow when midfielder Naby Keïta went down early with a suspected muscular problem and was stretchered off in tears.The Guinean — making his first Champions League appearance for the club — had been the only change in Klopp’s side from last weekend’s draw at Chelsea.Keita took the place of Jordan Henderson, who came on after the Guinean’s injury after 20 minutes.Ancelotti oped for a 3-5-2 attack with Nikola Maksimovic coming into the back line.Captain Marek Hamsik started next to Fabian Ruiz and Allan in midfield, with Arkadiusz Milik preferred to Dries Mertens up front alongside Insigne and Callejon.The hosts defenders pinned back Liverpool’s strike force of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson had his work cut out on his return to Italy after his move from Roma last summer.Napoli’s top Serie A scorer Insigne came close twice early, with Alisson comfortably saving a Milik header just before the break.The hosts kept up the pressure after the break with Insigne crossing for Milik, who lashed towards goal on 50 minutes, but Joe Gomez came to the rescue after Alisson spilled the ball.Gomez again did well to clear a goalbound Callejon effort off the line with Dries Mertens rattling the woodwork with Alisson well beaten with eight minutes to go.But Insigne finally shook off Virgil van Dijk to score the winner to deafening applause from the 40,000 crowd.The victory maintained new Napoli coach Ancelotti’s record of having never lost in the Champions League against Liverpool with four wins now and a draw.Ancelotti’s AC Milan beat Liverpool in the final to lift the title in 2007.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Napoli’s Insigne slides home the winning strike for Napoli in the 90th minute after latching onto Jose Callejon’s low crossNAPLES, Italy, Oct 4 – Lorenzo Insigne stuck late as Napoli snatched a 1-0 win over an outclassed Liverpool in a Champions League Group C game the hosts dominated in the Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday.Carlo Ancelotti’s side had piled the pressure on Liverpool before finally finding a way through on 90 minutes when Jose Callejón broke down the right crossing for Insigne who beat Alisson in the Liverpool goal.
So who do you think you are?Donegal families are to be given the chance to research their family history with the help of some experts.As part of the Gathering 2013, services from the Cultural Services Division of Donegal County Council including the Library Service, County Museum and County Archives have been running a series of family history roadshows, on the theme of ‘How To Research Your Family History’. These roadshows will take place throughout the year, in venues around the County.The second roadshow will take place in Central Library, Letterkenny on Wednesday the 21st of August from 11.30am to 3pm. Admission is free. All welcome and refreshments will be served.Cultural Services staff will be on hand to provide guidance to the public on the wide variety of sources available to those interested in researching their own family history.The Archives Service will bring along a sample of archives which relate to family history including electoral registers and valuation books for the area. Library resources will also be available to view. To coincide with the roadshow series a new booklet entitled ‘Who do you think you are? A guide to genealogy resources in Donegal County Council Cultural Services’ will be launched.This booklet provides a brief introduction to records available within the three services. The guide is part of the Hands of History project supported by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund, through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.For information contact Una Mathewson, Central Library Letterkenny, Co Donegal T 074 9124950 EXPERTS TO HELP DONEGAL PEOPLE RESEARCH THEIR FAMILY TREES was last modified: August 13th, 2013 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:Donegal County Councilfamily treesThe Gathering