Calabar champs again!

first_imgDefending champs Calabar High School recently ticked off win number four at Olympian Kenneth Edwards’ Jamaica Superstars Martial Arts Open, effectively landing their fifth straight hold on the McKay Security Jamaica Taekwondo Association High School League. Facing Jamaica College in the final bout at the University of Technology, Calabar got the better of their rivals and later learnt that they had won the overall title after it was announced that the Shai-Tai Kick Boxing Open, scheduled for this month, was called off. Shai-Tai’s cancellation left the title race to be decided on seven tournaments, of which Calabar won the first four, making them champions for the fifth consecutive season of the high school league, which started in 2006. Despite Calabar’s premature title win, sponsor Jason McKay said the remaining contests will still provide a top class display among the champions, Kingston College, Jamaica College, St George’s College, Wolmer’s and newcomers Excelsior, coached by Joel Ellis. “I don’t believe the Calabar team is going to roll over and rest with the trophy at Red Hills Road. It’s all about pride and bragging rights. Nobody wants to lose. You’re only as good as your last fight,” he said. “The setting of the next tournament, the Jamaica Taekwondo Association Open, being held in the National Arena in April, that alone will set the stage for major showdowns,” he pointed out. The league will be completed by the Ningen Karate Open in May and the Seido Open, scheduled for June, before the junior martial arts stars take their show on the road, representing Jamaica at the United States Open in Orlando, Florida, in July.last_img read more

La Salle boosts Final Four bid, dumps UST by 41 points

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Curry, Durant lead way in Warriors’ 7th straight win Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—De La Salle strengthened its hold of the third spot after trouncing University of Santo Tomas, 110-69, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Ynares Center here.The Green Archers took their fourth win in five games and improved to a 7-4 record while the Growling Tigers dropped to a 5-6 record but can still finish the game day as the fourth seeds if University of the Philippines (5-6) loses to National University.ADVERTISEMENT The Green Archers would then show no sign of remorse come the third quarter outscoring UST 34-9 to take an 84-40 lead and effectively burying any hope the Growling Tigers may have had at that point.Melecio eventually finished with 22 points with five rebounds and six assists to lead six La Salle players to finish in double-digit scoring,Mark Dyke had a breakout game with 16 points and six rebounds for La Salle with Andrei Caracut and Jolo Go putting up 15 and 14 points, respectively, while Justine Baltazar and Encho Serrano had 13 points apiece.Marvin Lee put up 26 points for the Growling Tigers while CJ Cansino added 14 points, nine rebounds, and three assists.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Utilizing a pressure defense from the opening tip, last season’s runners-up blitzed to an early 27-8 lead after Brandon Bates’ bucket with 2:50 left in the first quarter.La Salle maintained that big lead over the Growling Tigers well into the halftime break thanks in large part to Aljun Melecio’s 16-point outburst in the first half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I think it was just the consistency because the entire game the only coaching I did was to rotate the players but they met the challenge of being consistent,” said La Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez in Filipino. “There are thing we are doing well but we don’t stop there, we keep on improving.” View commentslast_img read more

Beyoncé Ross Foundation set up in honour of national cyclist

first_imgThe Ross family who will be the first members of the foundationOne year after the death of national cyclist Beyoncé Ross, family members have set up a foundation in her memory.Beyoncé, who won three gold medals in the 2017 National School’s Cycling Championships, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in February 2018 and passed away a few months later.The late teen’s mother, Yonette, at the launch of the foundation, stated that they do not want others to have to suffer as her daughter did.Beyoncé was getting severe headaches and vomiting in February but was treated for a stomach infection before an MRI indicated a tumour in the middle of her brain.She underwent surgery on April 13 at the Georgetown Public Hospital. It was later revealed that the tumour was not cancerous.However, doctors informed that the surgery could not have been done here and overseas treatment was required. On Monday, May 28, the results of the biopsy, done by a Jamaica-based professor, revealed that the brain tumour was not cancerous.It was on June 6, 2018, that she slipped into a coma and never woke up.“We are at the initial stage of the foundation at this point. We are now trying to form it and are hoping that we can get the intervention of the public. If we don’t do something like this then Beyoncé’s death would just pass like that. That is not what we want for her. She was just 15 years old and full of life and unfortunately, an unfortunate situation arose, so that is why we are forming this foundation in her memory,” her mother said.According to the woman, efforts are being made to prevent others from suffering as the young athlete did. She said the foundation hopes to assist persons who were diagnosed with tumours in the brain at an early stage.Meanwhile, the foundation has organised a cycle road race and fun day for Sunday, July 7, in her memory.The race peddles off from the Rose Hall Town arch at 08:00h and will proceed to the Number 51 Police Station and return to Rose Hall for the finish. The event is open to all cyclists in Berbice.During that period, there will be a foot road race from Rose Hall to Johns and back to Rose Hall.Then at the Area H Ground there will be athletics, cricket, basketball and volleyball. “After Sunday’s event, we are looking to get the foundation up and running in memory of Beyoncé,” her mother told this publication.Former national cyclist Beyoncé Rosslast_img read more

Piscotty leads A’s past Angels

first_img​ANAHEIM – Stephen Piscotty and Ramon Laureano drove in two runs apiece and the A’s won a road series with a 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.Piscotty hit a solo homer in the seventh inning and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly, one of three on the night for the A’s.Piscotty and Khris Davis each had two hits for Oakland (31-31), which had dropped six of its previous seven games.A’s veteran right-hander Mike Fiers pitched six innings, allowing three runs and …last_img

No arrests yet in Rajasthan lynching case

first_imgNo arrests were made on Saturday in connection with the alleged lynching of social worker Zafar Hussain, who had tried to prevent a group of civic officials from taking photographs of women defecating in the open at Pratapgarh in Rajasthan.Mr. Hussain, 52, was a member of the Communist Party of India (Maxist-Leninist) and was associated with a campaign to get adequate funds under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for the construction of toilets in the slum’s households, and for getting public latrines repaired. People in the Bagwasa slum answer nature’s call in the open.Municipal council staff allegedly beat Mr. Hussain to death on Friday when he objected to their “naming and shaming” drive. Municipal Commissioner Ashok Jain is one of the accused named in the FIR.last_img

Parrikar visits construction site of new bridge on Mandovi river

first_imgChief Minister Manohar Parrikar visited the construction site of an under-construction bridge across the Mandovi river along with officials to take stock of the activities onsite, on Sunday.The visit comes ahead of the Bombay High Court at Goa’s order on a petition seeking to know Mr. Parrikar’s health status. The photographs, some of which were released by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on social media platforms, showed a frail-looking Mr. Parrikar, with medical appendage suspended from his nose and wearing a safety helmet, speaking to Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation officials and L&T engineers at the construction site of the third bridge across the Mandovi river off Panaji.“CM later also inspected the ongoing works of the new Zuari bridge,” a statement issued by the CMO said on Sunday evening.On Saturday, the CMO released pictures of Mr. Parrikar unveiling a foundation plaque of NIT Goa’s new premises at his private residence in the presence of Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar. The Bombay High Court at Goa last week reserved its judgement, after hearing a petition filed by a local politician Trajano D’Mello who has sought that the Court direct Goa Chief Secretary to evaluate ailing Chief Minister’s health by a panel of expert doctors and release the medical report in public domain.The Chief Secretary in an affidavit filed before the Court has maintained that the petition was political in nature and has argued for Mr. Parrikar’s right to privacy.last_img read more

Andy Murray will put ‘heart and soul’ into return, says mom Judy

first_imgP2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The former world number one announced at an emotional press conference ahead of the Australian Open in January that he planned to retire after Wimbledon but was more hopeful following a remarkable five-set defeat by Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round.No player has come back from the same operation to play singles but American Bob Bryan recently returned in doubles and won an ATP Tour title in Delray Beach last month with his brother Mike.Bryan said in Australia that he no longer felt any pain and backed Murray to follow him by making a comeback.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endcenter_img Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after winning the the third set tie-breaker against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)Andy Murray will put his “heart and soul” into trying to return to professional tennis, his mother Judy has said, although she admitted the player’s future is unclear.The 31-year-old underwent hip resurfacing surgery at the end of January in a final throw of the dice to try to overcome the problem that first became a serious issue in 2017.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte South Korea sends World Cup bid plan to North The operation was performed primarily to improve his quality of life, with Murray revealing that he struggled simply to put on his socks and shoes, but also offered a potential route back to the sport.“He is doing pretty well. It is not that long since he had the operation and time will tell,” Judy Murray told Sky Sports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Nobody knows how he is going to recover in the longer term. He is in a good place mentally and we just keep our fingers crossed.“But I tell you, if anybody can do it he can because he will put his heart and soul into it like he does with everything.” View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


first_imgNovember has been a busy month for affiliates all around the nation with several tournaments and numerous summer competitions cranking into top gear.None of these events or affiliates operate without the industry, commitment, expertise and passion of a dedicated volunteer army.Touch Football Australia have recognised the efforts of some special Volunteers who have been hard at work in their affiliates this month with personal calls from the TFA Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Peter Rooney.Roberta Mc Broom from the Western Australia affiliate of Goldfields has made an outstanding contribution to Junior development in the West, establishing a successful Junior Touch competition off the back of a highly popular AusTouch program that has seen the Kalgoorlie Goldfields affiliate regularly turn out 100 plus AusTouch graduates over the last 3 years.Roberta’s hard work and leadership has led to Goldfields developing a local junior competition that is leading the way in the establishment of junior competitions in Western Australia.TouchWest’s Operation’s Manager, Angela Doyle has assisted Goldfields to develop as a progressive, innovative affiliate and is impressed with Roberta’s efforts to corner the market and put Touch Football on the map in the Country affiliate located 600 kilometres from Perth.“Roberta has done a magnificent job, and has established Western Australia’s first formalised Junior competition off the back of her enthusiasm and passion for the participation of juniors in the AusTouch program. Roberta is an integral part of the development of juniors in the sport and we’re very appreciative of her role in nurturing young talent in the West,” Doyle said.Goldfields will be sending four teams to the Inaugural “Be Active” WA Junior Regional Championships in April 2008 and are hopeful of producing strong performances across the board to ensure the sport has a strong foothold in the State’s isolated areas.Roberta has been extremely keen to improve her technical understanding of the sport and to access opportunities for local participants and was instrumental in a recent Level One Coaching accreditation course being conducted in the Goldfields affiliate.Roberta had been a long running servant of the sport having worked in tandem with husband and Goldfields Touch Association President Neil Mc Broom to develop the Goldfields affiliate for a huge chunk of the affiliate’s history.WA State Manager Mr. Matt Bamford believes the work Roberta does is pivotal in the continued growth of the game in Kalgoorlie.“Roberta has served the affiliate in numerous capacities over the years, and her work with the AusTouch program has led to the development of a fully fledged junior competition, as well as a flow on effect with the AusTouch graduates joining senior affiliated competitions. The work Roberta is doing is vital not just for now, but more importantly for the future membership of the association,” Mr. Bamford said.In Victoria, Peter Cramp, Treasurer of the Geelong Touch Association has been recognized for his tireless efforts in the development of the Geelong affiliate, but particularly his stellar contribution to the business management of the association in the last 12 months.Peter has been extremely diligent in the thankless task of debt collection, enabling the Geelong Touch Association to clear pressing financial debts that had been weighing on the association.Peter has been a long serving member of the Geelong Touch Association, filling roles in the past as president, general member, and treasurer.Peter is well respected as one of the founding father’s of the association and is well regarded for his professional approach to affiliate development.The 22 team Geelong competition is well administered in all aspects of operation from uniform requirements to referee development and Peter has been a driving force in Geelong’s rise and rise as a key venue for the sport in Victoria, establishing great connections with local council and the community along the way.Peter has ensured that Geelong is always represented at the State Affiliates Cup in both Open and Seniors divisions and is a prime reason the affiliate is expanding and growing.Victorian Touch State Operations Manager, Nick Mooney was full of praise for Peter Cramp’s contribution to the Geelong Touch Association.“Peter is an extremely dedicated individual who has been selfless and industrious for Geelong. Geelong is one our oldest affiliates and he has helped framework a great competition that is going from strength to strength. He has worked hard to help the affiliate navigate their way through some financial issues and he is a driving force in the association’s development,” Mr. Mooney said.Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate both Roberta and Peter for their selfless, quality contributions to their local affiliates and our sport.If you know of any worthy volunteers who deserve recognition for their contribution to your local association, please contact your State Branch Manager with the details.last_img read more

Remains of First World War soldier from New Brunswick identified in France

first_imgOTTAWA – The remains of a New Brunswick man who died while fighting to take a French hillside during the First World War have been identified and will be given a proper burial.The Defence Department said in a news release Friday that Sgt. Harold Wilfred Shaughnessy was found near the village of Vendin-le-Vieil — at the site where the battle for Hill 70 took place in August 1917.He was identified using historical records, an identifying disc and forensics.Born in 1884 in St. Stephen, N.B., Shaughnessy left his job as a stenographer and joined an infantry battalion, becoming part of the Canadian expeditionary force when he was 31 and dying in the battle at the age of 33.The department has notified members of Shaughnessy’s family, and says he will be buried in their presence at Loos British Cemetery outside Loos-en-Gohelle, France, later this year.His remains were discovered on June 6 last year during a munitions clearing process in advance of a construction project near the village of Vendin-le-Vieil.Approximately 2,100 Canadians gave their lives in the battle for Hill 70, and more than 1,300 of them have no known grave.last_img read more

A winning day for Montreals Madeleine Thien

first_imgInstead, Paul Beatty, author of The Sellout, a satirical novel about modern slavery and a race trial, made history as the first American to win the award since the U.S. became eligible two years ago.Thien was not disappointed. “Things work out the way they do,” she told the Star Tuesday evening. “I was so happy to be there to hear Paul Beatty’s acceptance speech. It’s one of those moments I’ll remember for the rest of my life.” Advertisement Advertisement Beatty also beat out the other Canadian in this year’s race, Montreal-born David Szalay for All That Man Is. Like Thien, Szalay has a Montreal connection — he was born there, but moved to England when he was a year old and now lives in Hungary. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” by Madeleine Thien took home the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction on Tuesday. Besides, she added, the Governor General’s award “is very close to my heart.”“That was a joy. It was a bit unexpected. I’ve known for a couple of weeks now, but it’s still sinking in. It’s special.”center_img Facebook For writers, few days get bigger than this.On Tuesday, Madeleine Thien awaited the announcement on whether she was the winner of not one but two prestigious literary awards for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing.Early in the day she took home the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction, worth $25,000. Later, the Montreal-based writer attended the Man Booker Prize ceremony in London as one of six finalists — and one of two Canadians — vying for the £50,000 ($81,000) award. She was in pole position to end a 14-year Man Booker drought for Canada, and a favourite to win with 2:1 odds, according to some U.K. bookies. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more