Schafer, Simpson for Copa Centenario draw

first_imgJamaica’s senior men’s national football team head coach Winfried Schafer and team manager Roy Simpson will attend the official draw and team workshop for the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario. The official draw will take place at the prestigious Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, USA, tomorrow, beginning at 8 p.m. The tournament, which will be the 45th edition of Copa America, since its inception in 1916, will be held as part of an agreement between CONMEBOL (the South American football confederation) and CONCACAF (the football confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean) as a special edition between the usual four-year cycle and will feature an expanded field of 16 teams (an increase from the usual 12), with 10 teams from CONMEBOL and six teams from CONCACAF. The tournament will be held from June 3-26 in the USA. The participating countries will be (CONMEBOL) Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela and (CONCACAF) Costa Rica, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and the USA. The event will include coaches, managers, media liaison officers and broadcasters, as well as executives from the two confederations. They will also participate in the team workshop tomorrow and Monday. Jamaica qualified by being crowned the 2014 Caribbean Cup Champions.last_img read more

Cunningham hunts one last hurrah

first_imgVeteran athlete Ricardo Cunningham is hoping that his own self-drive and self-belief will help him to make the best of what is left of his time on the track. He has his sights set on a successful year in either the 800 metres or 400m hurdles this year. Thirty-six-year-old Cunningham is hoping that he will be able to make one last hurrah and qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. “I have been encouraged over the years to try the 400m hurdles. My personal best over the 400m is 46.20 seconds, and the 800m has given me a lot of strength, and this event (400m hurdles) is a combination of speed and strength. It’s just for me to work on putting both speed and strength together in order to improve over the hurdles,” he told The Gleaner. The former Racers Track Club athlete, now at Cameron Blazers, finished top of the field at the recent MVP Track and Field Classic. It was his second competitive 400m hurdles, and the many-time national 800m champion clocked 50.28 seconds, the third-fastest time of the night. Ansert Whyte (49.39) of Racers Track Club and his teammate, Javarn Gallimore (50.09), finished ahead of Cunningham. Cunningham explained that the aim is to “do whatever it takes to get in the top three at trials”. Despite being in what many would consider the twilight of an athlete’s career, Cunningham is aiming to outperform his younger rivals at the National Senior Championships in June. No doubt, it will be a much sterner test than his 800m pet event where he has a personal best of 1:47.14 minutes. “It’s a new event; it’s going OK. It requires a lot of technique, but I am enjoying it thus far. The focus hasn’t been shifted from the 800m as I am still preparing for both events. They go hand in hand.”last_img read more

Norton Street woman remanded for allegedly setting house ablaze

first_imgA 25-year-old mother was remanded to prison when she made an appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Judy Latchman for allegedly setting a house on fire.Arson accused Naomi Williams being escorted out of the courtIt was alleged that on October 9, 2016, at Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), Naomi Williams, of Lot 62 Norton Street, Georgetown, unlawfully and maliciously set fire to the dwelling house of Phillip Narine valued $1.6 million.It was further alleged that on the same day, she damaged a number of household items valued a total of $1.3 million, also property of Narine.The unrepresented defendant pleaded not guilty to both charges.The prosecution objected to bail on the grounds of the penalty attached to the crime and value of the items.As such, bail was refused and Williams will make her next court appearance on October 25, 2016 for statements.last_img read more

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Tanveer, Tahir help Warriors topple Patriots

first_imgA four –wicket haul from Imran Tahir and an attractive 20-ball 37 from Sohail Tanveer saw the Guyana Amazon Warriors beating the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Tuesday night in match 19 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) by four wickets with one ball to spare at Warner Park.Asked to make 169 for victory, the Amazon Warriors got over the line with one ball to spare after some anxious moments in a start stop run chase in a highly competitive match to begin the Patriots leg of five home matches in St Kitts.Chadwick Walton was first to go after facing 17 balls while his opening partner Luke Ronchi was more productive in hitting two fours and two sixes in his 16-ball knock before the Patriots fought back through seamers Sheldon Cottrell, Ben Cutting and Carlos Brathwaite.Jason Mohammed and Shimrom Hetmyer consolidated but with the good bowling resulting in the rising required run rate, they perished leaving the 33-year old Tanveer to bring home the victory. Along the way Tanveer got assistance from Roshon Primus and Chris Green. With Green they scored the final 20 runs needed from 12 balls to ease the anxiety.Earlier, the Warriors move from With four changes to the team that lost to the St Lucia Stars last Friday at the Darren Sammy Stadium, opted to bowl after new captain Rayad Emrit won the toss.After seven overs, Emrit who took over from Shoaib Malik who is back in Pakistan to prepare for the Asia Cup, was scratching his head after Patriots openers Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis cut loose after getting a feel of the wicket.The pair were watchful for the first three overs but in Green’s second over and fourth of the match they began to open their shoulders. The lanky off-spinner who shared the new ball with Tanveer, after rejoining the Amazon Warriors squad following Malik’s departure, went for 11 runs that saw the hosts moving from 12 without loss after three overs to 23 after four as the Gayle-force arrived.The Patriots captain launched an assault Tanveer in the next over that went for 24 runs which was followed by 15 runs in the sixth, Emrit’s first, which saw the home team ending the power play at 62 without loss.Green was brought back and kept Gayle and Lewis quiet as they were contented taking six singles in the seventh over before Keemo Paul was handed the ball. Paul who missed the previous game then tested Gayle with a bombardment of short balls before the ‘Universal Boss’ guided one straight into the waiting hands of Cameron Delport at backward point which opened a gap wide enough for the Amazon Warriors to get back into the game.After the initial breakthrough, Imran Tahir was called into play and immediately stepped up to the plate when Lewis slashed hard and got a leading edge to short third man at 73/2 as the Patriots have now lost two wickets for two runs in six balls.Brandon King and Devon Thomas who rescued the Patriots against the Barbados Tridents in their previous match then saw their team to the half-way stage at 78/2 before Tahir took off again.First ball after the interval, King was trapped on the crease to a quicker and fuller ball that beat bat and pad as Tahir rearranged the stumps and took off win typical Tahir celebration to send the crowd in uproar as well as they too sense that the Warriors have taken control of proceedings.Thomas stuck around for a while before becoming Tahir’s third victim of the night at 97/4 as the hosts have lost four wickets for 26 runs in five overs and were steering down the barrel.Roshon Primus in his first game of the season trapped Tom Cooper LBW with the third ball he sent down in this year’s tournament before Anton Devcich flung his bat towards the backend of the innings.Tahir then became the joint second leading wicket taker in the tournament when he accounted for Mahmudullah after the Bangladeshi added 22 with Devcich. Tahir and Oshane Thomas have 11 victims each, two behind Andre Russell.When Tanveer bowled Devcich at 144/7 with one over to go Ben Cutting and Carlos Brathwaite then assaulted Emrit and took 24 runs off of the final over to go into the second half of the match with momentum. Emrit went wicket-less for 55 runs from his full quota of four overs while Paul who only sent down two overs for seven runs was confined to the boundary.The Patriots had an enforced change as Sandeep Lamichhane went back to Nepal for international duties and Hayden Walsh Jr got his first game while Jason Mohammed, Green, Paul and Primus found themselves in the Warriors side at the expense of Malik, Devendra Bishoo, Veerasammy Permaul and Sherfane Rutherford.The tournament continues tonight with match 20 in Barbados when the Tridents host the Jamaica Tallawahs from 20:00h while the Amazon Warriors, with eight points in second place to the Trinbago Knight Riders, will next take on the Tridents on Friday at the Kensington Oval. The Patriots who remain on six points will continue with their home matches when they take on bottom of the table Stars on Thursday. (John Ramsingh)last_img read more

Ranch banning lead to protect condors

first_img“It’s fantastic that they’re the first major entity to go lead-free for hunting,” he said. “But the flip side is they’re planning some major development … that’s going to devastate critical condor habitat.” Some 1,800 hunters a year visit Tejon Ranch, which is home to deer, elk, antelope, wild pigs, wild turkey and quail. As a replacement for lead bullets, there are bullets made of copper and alloys that work just as well, Zoeller said. Delaying when the ban goes into effect allows hunters to test those bullets and see what works for them, he said. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – In an effort to protect rebounding condor populations, Tejon Ranch will ban hunters from using lead bullets on the massive property. The ban goes into effect Jan. 1, 2008. When condors eat game felled by lead bullets, they risk ingesting the bullets and getting poisoned. A recent University of California Santa Cruz study backed up the threat lead bullets pose to condors. “We know that hunters are really conservationists, they know the importance of balance in nature and the value of protecting endangered species,” said Barry Zoeller, spokesman for Tejon Ranch. “So we’re sure that they’re going to embrace this change on the ranch.” A 270,000-acre private ranch in the Tehachapi Mountains, Tejon Ranch is a popular hunting ground. There were only 23 California condors alive 25 years ago, but thanks to conservation efforts the state’s condor population has rebounded to 70, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The condors have been seen as far south as Placerita Canyon and Bear Divide, near Newhall. Parts of Tejon Ranch are important feeding and roosting grounds for the condors, said Jeff Miller, conservation advocate for the Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity. But lead bullets remain a primary threat to the condors. Tejon Ranch’s ban on the bullets was applauded by environmental groups and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Miller offered guarded praise for the ban. last_img read more

Investigation underway into weekend dirt bike collision

first_imgThe incident occurred on Saturday May 2, 2015 at around 10:30 a.m.Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says the dirt bike in question is unlicensed and it’s also suspected the driver was speeding at the time of the collision.The man involved in the collision was taken to Fort St. John Hospital by paramedics with non-life threatening injuries.- Advertisement -There were no other injuries reported to police.The name of the male driver can not be confirmed and criminal charges are still pending.last_img

Hart’s unbeaten dream denied by Saugus rout

first_imgSAUGUS – For the first time during Foothill League play, Hart High’s girls’ soccer team looked like the hunted instead of the hunter. And for the first time in the past month, Saugus played like a team focused and motivated to win a championship. Unfortunately for the Centurions, even their 6-2 victory Thursday over the visiting Indians wasn’t enough to unseat Hart as league champion. But their convincing performance in the regular-season finale gave Saugus the belief that another title – the Southern Section Div. II crown – might be within their grasp. “We knew we had to go into the playoffs with a win on our back,” said Saugus coach Lisa Rollo, whose team scored three times in a 15-minute span in the second half to put the game away. “It was a big game for our (11) seniors. We haven’t lost on our field yet this year, and we wanted to (win this) for them. Sarina Coutin scored her 38th goal of the season just before the end of the first half to cut Saugus’ lead to 3-2. Although the Indians had two good looks at the Centurions’ net – one denied on a diving save by goalkeeper Marina Constantinou – in the first four minutes of the second half, the rest of the game was dominated by Saugus. “They picked it up because they realized the game wasn’t over,” Rollo said. “Betsy deserves a lot of the credit, because she was the one who kind of picked up the team, and everyone just fed off her (energy).” Michelle Mason also scored for Hart, which had lost only once in its previous 19 games. “Thank God it wasn’t necessary that we win this game,” Coutin said. “Fortunately, we got this loss out of the way before CIF.” Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 erik.boal@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “With the playoffs, you never know if you’re going to be at home, so if this was their last game here, we wanted to make it memorable.” Saugus’ seniors left a lasting impression on Hart (21-4-1 overall, 8-1-1 Foothill) by accounting for five goals, with freshman Erin Ortega scoring the other from a Betsy Kyle corner kick. Courtney Moses scored twice and Caitlyn Christie, Dani Morin and Amanda Terry contributed goals for Saugus (16-3-1, 8-2), which bounced back from a 3-2 loss Tuesday at Canyon that eliminated it from league-title contention. “The Canyon game hit us hard,” said Rollo, whose team moved ahead of the Cowboys (13-4-3, 6-3) into sole possession of second place. “We were lacking in intensity and that killer instinct. We had a two-hour meeting even before practice (Wednesday) and talked about what our goals were, and we came out (Thursday) like a whole new team.” Unfortunately for Hart, its team Thursday didn’t resemble the one that had gone unbeaten in its first nine league games en route to capturing the program’s first title since 2000. “We had been celebrating (since Canyon beat Saugus), and I think we were celebrating a little too early,” said Indians coach Louis Romero whose team was denied in its quest to become Hart’s first unbeaten league champion since 1998. “I tried to keep them focused on being (unbeaten), but things didn’t work out. I think the championship got in their head a little bit, and (Saugus) came out to play because they wanted second place.” last_img read more

Gang attack goes wrong; boy killed

first_img josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com (818) 713-3669160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 16-year-old gang member was killed when he was apparently shot by a member of his own gang during a botched attempt to fire at someone else, police said Thursday. Marcus King of Lancaster was shot multiple times at Peoria Street and Kewen Avenue in Sun Valley at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after a friend fired shots at a sport utility vehicle, Los Angeles police Detective Frank Bishop said. Police believe King and two other gang members attempted to ambush a white SUV, which they believed belonged to a rival gang member. King stood on one side of the street, and the others – Carlos Cortez, 18, of Sun Valley and a 16-year-old juvenile – stood on the other side. When the car drove by, Cortez opened fire, hitting the car several times – and striking King, who was on the other side of the car. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“They acted in concert to attempt to assault the people in the car,” Bishop said. “One suspect shot at the white sport utility vehicle numerous times. Right now, we’re not sure if the people in the car were victims or suspects. We’re assuming they were victims of a shooting.” Cortez and the juvenile were arrested on suspicion of homicide. Cortez is being held with bail set at $1.08 million. Police did not release the name of the other suspect, a 16-year-old from Sun Valley, because he is a juvenile. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Cortez and the juvenile attempting to give aid to King. He was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, where he was pronounced dead at midnight, Bishop said. Officers recovered Cortez’s gun at the scene, officials said. Police are searching for the passengers of the white SUV, which should have bullet holes on the passenger side. Anyone who has information on the shooting, or has seen a car that matches that description, is asked to call Foothill-area homicide detectives at (818) 834-3115, or (818) 756-8861 after normal business hours. last_img read more

Crafts and Christmas fair to take place in Arranmore next week

first_imgA Crafts and Christmas fair will take place at Ionad an Chrois Bhealaigh, Árainn Mhór on Friday the 11th of November and Saturday the 12th between 1pm and 5pm.A showcase of island crafts including a Willow Basket making Exhibition, Islands gifts made from Wood & Stone, Handknits & Homebakes, Árainn Mhór Greeting cards & Gifts, Specialist Baking – Gluten Free Dairy Free, Jam & Island Honey.There will be something for everyone! For more information call 074 95 20024Crafts and Christmas fair to take place in Arranmore next week was last modified: November 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:arranmoreCHristmasFairGiftslast_img read more