It’s the USA for men’s 4×4

first_imgAndre: We saw how competitive things were in the men’s 400 metres, and the 4x400m will certainly be another event where we could see some exciting action.KC: Yeah! Gone are the days when the United States would start as overwhelming favourites. Things have changed and it should be close-going all the way to the end.Andre: Absolutely, the gap has certainly closed between the US and the other top teams in this event and nothing is guaranteed for the Americans. This is a tough one and one that has three to four possible winners.KC: Despite the gap closing, it will be hard betting against them, though, as the athletes in their line-up have all gone sub-45 secondsAndre: They are a team with a lot of class, but there are several teams with multiple guys running sub-45, such as Trinidad and Tobago and even Jamaica. That is not such a rarity these days, so it can hardly been seen as an advantage for the Americans.KC: Trinidad and Tobago, I think, have the greatest chance of upstaging the Americans, while the likes of Great Britain, Belgium, and Jamaica will ensure that the top two are fully extended.Andre: Yes. Trinidad and Tobago have a very good crop of athletes, but they have failed to deliver in the past so I don’t trust them too much.KC: I had expected The Bahamas to be major threats, but, unfortunately, they will not be there in the final and their absence will see the United States under less pressure as they have one less top team to worry about.Andre: Good point, but The Bahamas quarter-milers have not been doing that well comparatively and, pressure or not, this USA team is primed to do well at this event, like they always do. The real battle is going to be among Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Russia, and look out for Kenya on this one.KC: The key for Jamaica here is Javon Francis, but something went wrong with him after his anchor leg in the preliminary round and if he is not good to go in the final, we can forget about getting any medal here as he is the backbone of the team.Andre: He is good to go, according to the team officials, but I don’t know if there will be any lingering effects of the injury while he is actually competing. He suffered this injury when another athlete crashed into him at the end of his heat.KC: If he is good to go and with Rusheen McDonald inserted in the team, Jamaica will definitely be a medal contenders as I think this quartet is much stronger than the one two years ago that got silver. And Francis will definitely not get the baton too far off the pack on anchor this time around.Andre: I’m picking USA for the win. I’m not sure about Trinidad and Tobago. On paper, they ought to beat Jamaica, but they hardly live up to expectations these days. USA first, Jamaica repeats their Moscow performance for the silver, and Kenya with the bronzeKC: It has not been a good championship for the United States. They surely need a win here to ensure that they stay above Jamaica on the gold-medal table and will be pumped up. With LaShawn Merritt back at his best, he should anchor them to an impressive victory. I give Trinidad and Tobago the edge for silver with Jamaica just edging out the Great Britain team for bronze.last_img read more

Mother of 2 remanded on firearm, narcotics charges

first_imgA 40-year-old mother of two, who resides at Lot 436 Cowis Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to charges of illegal possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.It is alleged that on Friday, September 16, 2016, at Lot 4 Cowis Street, Alexis Phillips had in her possession 51.350 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.It is further alleged that on the same day, Phillips had in her possession a .38 revolver and two matching rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.Phillips pleaded not guilty to the charges.Attorney Mark Waldron, who represented the defendant, made an application for disclosure of statements.The defendant was placed on remand. She will return to court on October 4, 2016 for report.last_img read more

World Red Cross Day to be observed with Humanitarian Village

first_imgThe Guyana Red Cross Society will be aiming to put smiles on the faces of many with a humanitarian village they will set up tomorrow at their Barrack Street, Eve Leary, Kingston address.‘Smile’ also happens to be this year’s theme for World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day which will be celebrated today.Secretary General of the Guyana Red Cross Society, Dorothy FraserHealth Officer of the Guyana Red Cross Society, Samesta Martin-Forde shared with the Department of Public Information (DPI) some of what the day will entail and the overall aim of the organisation.“the Guyana Red Cross will be having its humanitarian village, where we will display the different programmes that we offer. We will have the blood drive and a non-communicable disease aspect, also we will be helping people to understand that it takes time to have a healthy lifestyle. This is more than just teaching for us, it’s knowing that we’re equipping families with training that can further enhance their family’s lives and other people around them.”The organisers will also encourage persons to eat, exercise and have healthy practices overall. They will also address issues such as mental health, encourage persons to have a brighter outlook on life and build self-esteem. There will also be a first aid booth where persons can learn to give emergency care to family members, friends, and even strangers.With the intention to stick with the theme of ‘Smile’, Martin-Forde highlighted that “over the years, our programmes have brought lots of smiles, and that is what we seek to do; help persons to understand the importance of wearing a smile.”Secretary-General of the Guyana Red Cross Society, Dorothy Fraser also noted the effort of the organisation and is hoping persons be present tomorrow in observance of the day.“We have a number of activities all the time, so it’s really hard to focus on one thing specifically, but this year we’re going to do a series of things throughout the month. We do hope that people will come out not only to give blood but to look at the displays and ask questions on how to get involved in their communities and Red Cross in general, to really carry out a humanitarian spirit.”World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is also used to celebrate the Birthday of Red Cross founder, Henry Dunant. It also seeks to recognize the incredible contribution and achievements of the millions of volunteers and staff around the world who keep our commitment to humanity every day.The history of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been one of partnership. Both include individuals who are fueled by determination and passion to alleviate human suffering. The Guyana Red Cross Society encourages all to support the proceeding today.last_img read more

Security guard killed during store invasion

first_imgAt about 19:00hrs on Friday, 30th June 2017, three bandits entered the Goodluck Supermarket at Dennis Street, Sophia,Georgetown and attempted to relieve 64-year-old security guard Gerald Henry of the service revolver with which he was armed at the time. The Sentinel Security Service employee attempted to defend himself, and in the ensuing brief struggleThe Goodluck Supermarket where Gerald Henry was killed.was shot once to the chest. Henry, ironically of ‘C’ Field, Sophia, was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) by the proprietor of the business, but died while receiving treatment.Divisional Commander Calvin Brutus told reporters that the victim “attempted to fight off (the bandits); however, one of the suspects discharged a round which hit Mr Henry. He fell to the ground; they relieve him of the firearm and fled (in a westerly) direction. According to Brutus, the bandits left without taking anything from the supermarket.“When he was examined by the doctor, it was discovered that he had an injury to the left side chest. The doctor also pronounced him dead on arrival,” Commander Brutus detailed.When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, officers of the Crime Scene Unit were reviewing the surveillance footage, and Commander Brutus said the footage showed some unmasked persons. According to him, one person was arrested, but he was not found to be anyone seen in the footage.Investigations are on-going.last_img read more

Four new addiction beds to open in Fort St. John

first_imgThe Day Treatment Program has replaced the more traditional residential treatment for clients as it allows them to access day treatment services along with a supportive recovery bed in their home community, if required. This model helps people to learn skills to use in their home environments while ensuring the supports are available during the day.  Northern Health will put forward a request for proposals this September.  The beds will help support the day treatment program that is providing addiction recovery services in the community.   “Supportive Recovery Beds are crucial elements of the day treatment recovery process,” said Tracy Mclellan, Director, Mental Health & Addiction Services, Northeast, Northern Health. “Without the recovery beds, it can be difficult to meet the needs of the clients in the program and the community.” The program is tailored to the individual and not to a group or cohort as are more traditional models, which is important because it supports people to recover at their own pace.center_img Northern Health is looking for groups willing to provide four addiction recovery beds in Fort St. John. Northern Health’s request for proposals will be posted on B.C. Bid by September 2 with an application deadline of September 30, 2011 with the hope that the new program can start in November of this year. – Advertisement –last_img read more

APU, Biola stars get GSAC honors

first_imgButler (14.6), Zea (14.0) and King (12.3) each averaged double figures this season. Despite being a shooting guard, Butler led the Cougars with 6.6 rebounds per game. Biola junior forward Danny Jones also was awarded placement on the team. Jones increased his scoring average from 14.8 during nonconference games to 15.7 points in GSAC play and maintained his 8.5 rebounds per game for the Eagles, who have struggled for the past two seasons to middle-of-the-pack finishes. Numerous Azusa Pacific and Biola players were named to the All-Golden State Athletic Conference basketball team on Tuesday. For the men, the Cougars tied San Diego Christian for the most players named to the team, with seniors Demario Butler, Scott Zea and Tristan King each receiving the honor. APU’s women’s team had two honorees. Senior guard Monica Somers, who led the GSAC in scoring at 21.4 points per game, and junior forward Abby Johnson were named to the team. Johnson had seven double-doubles this season and averaged 13.8 points and a team-high 7.6 rebounds per outing for the Cougars, who have had their best season in decades. Sophomore center Megann Alberts, who averaged a double-double and led Biola with 19 points and 10 rebounds per game, was the only selection for the Eagles. She was her team’s high scorer in 22 of Biola’s 27 games and eclipsed the 30-point mark twice, including a 36-point, 19-rebound outing in a win over Cal Baptist. The University of La Verne women’s basketball team, plays at Chapman today at 7 p.m in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. center_img Raya has led the Leopards (19-6) in various categories, including steals and free-throw percentage, and is second in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in scoring. Jones leads the SCIAC in scoring (17.5) and rebounding (10.8). It’s the third time La Verne will play the Panthers this season. The Leopards have lost both meetings. The winner of the ULV-Chapman game will travel to Brownwood, Texas to face No. 3 Howard Payne University (27-1), the only team in the tournament with a first-round bye. led by junior guard Marissa Raya and freshman forward Trenecca Jones, Five Cal State L.A. women will compete in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on March 9-10. Distance runners Karla Alburez and Maija Rohde, hurdler and shot putter Jamilah St. Cyr and jumpers Omonike Kotey and Syntia Fargeau all reached qualifying marks at the Rossi relays over the weekend. Alburez and Rohde, members of the Golden Eagles cross country team that took fourth place earlier this year, were the top qualifiers among their teammates with the eighth-best times in their respective events. Second-year Golden Eagles men’s basketball coach Stephen Thompson will be honored with the Vic Hanson Medal of Excellence at the 36th Annual Syracuse University Hardwood Fund Basketball Celebration on March 5. Thompson, a Syracuse alumnus, will be the 25th recipient of the award, given annually for outstanding contributions to college basketball. (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2213 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

Championship round-up: Norwich beat Cardiff in six-goal thriller after brilliant comeback

first_imgNorwich came out on top of the battle of two relegated Premier League sides, as the Canaries stages a brilliant comeback to beat Cardiff in a six-goal thriller at the Cardiff City Stadium.Both sides are desperate to secure immediate promotion back into the top flight, but it is Neil Adams’ men who look most likely at this early stage of the season, as a 4-2 victory lifts them up to in second place level on points with table topping Nottingham Forest.Cardiff got off to a brilliant start with two goals in the opening 22 minutes from Joe Ralls and Aron Gunnarsson.But the game was turned on his head after the break as Norwich began to dominate, with Martin Olsson pulling one back for the visitors shortly after the restart and Wes Hoolahan pulling them level on the hour-mark.Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær then brought Nicky Maynard and Tom Adeyemi on from the bench in an attempt to mix it up, but it only got worse for the home side as Michael Turner scored in the 70th minute, with Cameron Jerome also finishing late on as boos began to sound from the home support.Meanwhile, Brentford are into the play-off places after a 3-2 win over Brighton, with strikes from Moses Odubajo, Andre Gray and Jonathan Douglas sealing victory despite Seagulls duo Danny Holla and Gordon Greer’s goals.The pressure continues to pile on Fulham boss Felix Magath, as his side slumped to a 3-0 defeat to Reading – the Cottagers’ fifth loss of the season.Glenn Murray was the star for the home side, with his brace giving to Royals a comfortable lead, while Nick Blackman hammered home in the closing stages to round off a great win, with choruses of ‘Magath out’ sounding from the away stand.The result leaves Fulham rock bottom of the table with just one point.Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes was on target again for Blackburn as Rovers secured a 3-1 triumph over Wigan.After a barren first-half the goals rained in after the break, with the Latics taking the lead through James Perch before Ben Marshall’s double, a goal either side of Rhodes’ finish, steering Blackburn to victory.Elsewhere, Yoni Buyens’ third minute penalty was all Charlton needed to see of Watford in a 1-0 win at the Valley, two-goal hero Grant Leadbitter netted in stoppage time as Middlesbrough beat Huddersfield 2-1, and a goal apiece from David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy saw Ipswich see off Millwall in a 2-0 win.The day’s early kick-off saw Birmingham and Leeds United play out a 1-1 draw at St Andrew’s, Alex Mowatt’s second-half equaliser rescuing a point for the managerless Whites, with Jordan Bowery Rotherham’s saviour as his stoppage-time header sealed a 1-1 tie at Bournemouth.And finally, both Blackpool and Wolves, and Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday played out goalless stalemates. Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy 1last_img read more

Sheffield United youngster set to join Northampton

first_img1 Sheffield United youngster Diego De Girolamo is set to join Northampton on loan.The Italy Under-20 international has spent time on loan at York this season, scoring four goals in 12 League Two outings over two separate spells.But he has recently been recalled by United, who are now set to send him back out on loan – with Northampton his reported destination.De Girolamo, 19, has made nine appearances for the Blades first team with his last coming on February 3. Diego De Girolamo during his time with York City last_img

The Warm Up – Sunday, April 12

first_imgListen to the Warm Up best bits as Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning were joined by special guest co-host Lethal Bizzle.last_img


first_imgA HIGH Court judge was furious yesterday with banks for giving mortgages to people without proper checks to see if they would pay.Mr Justice Brian McGovern raised the issue as he granted 12 orders for repossession yesterday. One of those orders involved a couple from Co Donegal who had repaid just €50 off their mortgage since September 2008.The court heard allegations that the Co Donegal couple did have the money to pay – but they were alleged to be spending €90 a month on television channels and €1,000 a month on cigarettes.Mr Justice McGovern said “during the years of the Celtic Tiger, everybody had a dream to own their own home”.However, he added, “lending agencies had a responsibility to ensure people’s capacity to repay” and it was clear some agencies had offered loans “to people who had no capacity ever to repay their debts”.Counsel for Start Mortgages presented details of the Donegal couple’s finances, claiming they were spending €90 a month on television channels and €1,000 a month on cigarettes. Both were now unemployed.Counsel said Start Mortgages had been paid the €50 in November 2010 but it had proven very difficult to contact the couple since.There had, however, been an offer at one stage to pay €200 a month, he said. The monthly loan repayment was €1,015 and the account was now more than €32,000 in arrears. The couple was said to have moved out of the house, which was water damaged.Mr Justice McGovern said having a television and reasonable access to channels was “almost a necessity” but he wondered was it “really necessary” to spend €90 a month. He granted the order for repossession with costs but imposed a stay of six months.DONEGAL COUPLE WHO SAID THEY COULDN’T PAY MORTGAGE SPEND €1,000 A MONTH ON CIGARETTES AND SKY TV was last modified: January 25th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more