Allen takes the lead

first_img RANKED NUMBER SIX The time by Allen elevated him to number 6 on the all-time Jamaica 400 metre performance list behind Rusheen McDonald, Jermaine Gonzales, Roxbert Martin, Bert Cameron and Francis. As a St Jago High School student-athlete, Allen was runner-up in the Class 1 400 metres at the 2015 staging of Boys and Girls’ Championships. In that race, he logged a personal best of 45.30 seconds in pursuit of Bloomfield, then of Kingston College. Bloomfield broke Francis’ one-year-old Boys’ Championships record of 45.00 with an outstanding time of 44.93 seconds. That was his lifetime best until his fine performance at the South-Eastern Conference meet. Nathon Allen has edged ahead of Davian Clarke as the athlete with the fastest 4×400 metre leg ever by a Jamaican. Running at the South-Eastern Conference Outdoor Championships in Columbia, South Carolina, Allen anchored Auburn University to second in the 4×400 final in 43.5 seconds. That matched past performances by Clarke and Javon Francis and Allen himself. However, Allen was timed electronically in 43.48 seconds. Clarke and Francis ran their 43.5 relay carries in the finals of the 1997 and 2015 World Championships respectively, while Allen produced his first 43.5 in the relay heats at last year’s Olympic Games. Based on electronic timing, Clarke had the edge at 43.51, while Francis and Allen had matching 43.52 second legs. Allen’s fast run came after he and Auburn teammate Akeem Bloomfield set personal bests in the flat 400. Beaten by American Fred Kerley, Allen and Bloomfield nevertheless sprinted to times of 44.52 and 44.81 seconds to take the silver and bronze medals.last_img read more

Matthysse raring to defeat ‘legendary fighter’ like Pacquiao

first_imgCarpio 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 “This is not [Zab] Judah, [Devon] Alexander, [Victor] Postol, or [Danny] Garcia,” said Matthysse (39-4, 36KOs) referring to the four people who have beaten him in his professional career.Matthysse arrived in Malaysia with manager Mario Arano, trainer Joel Diaz, Golden Boy Promotions PR man Ramiro Gonzalez, and three others who help in his training.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Of the four people who’ve beaten Matthysse, no one comes close to the notoriety of Pacquiao who has won 14 World titles in eight divisions—the most of any boxer in history. Simpson feeling good in Alaska return: ‘PBA is one of my favorite places ‘ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on April 20, 2018, ahead of their world welterweight boxing championship bout in July. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANMore than a week before Lucas Matthysse squares off against Manny Pacquiao, the WBA World welterweight champion had a simple message to the sport’s most illustrious champion.“Manny Pacquiao, I want to defeat a legendary fighter like Manny,” said Matthysse Friday when he arrived in Kuala Lumpur ahead of his July 15 title defense against Pacquiao at Axiata Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Women In Business Expo concludes

first_imgThe Women In Business Expo 2018 could be deemed a resounding success as it concluded on Sunday evening.The Expo, which was held at the Pegasus Hotel, created a platform for women to showcase their talents, business ideas and ventures. The two-day event was predominantly coordinated by popular fashion designer, Dr Sonia Noel.The annual event concluded with a motivational forum, which saw impactful women from across the globe gathering to share their experiences and positive advice. Titled “Inspire you”, the event aimed at empowering women through the experiences of others who not only shared personal advice, but also guidance on corporate best practices. The speakers included Sherry Ann Dixon, Ayana Mc Calman, Hilda Bourne, Dr Jackie Evans and, of course, Sonia Noel.Among the stellar advice given, there were also calls for men to play a larger role in women’s empowerment, as it was noted that men play a vital role in enabling a woman’s progress.The event was a collaborative effort between the Sonia Noel Foundation for Creative Arts (SNFCA) and the Women’s Association for Sustainable Development. Of the 60-odd businesses on display, many of them showcased locally made, hand-crafted items, which spoke much of the versatility of a woman. This has been the third instalment of the Expo. The Women In Business Expo coincides with the world’s celebration of International Women’s Day, which was held on March 8. The initiative seeks to give women a sense of independence, showcasing the fact that women do not have to depend on a male for financial support.last_img read more

50 complete Youth Leadership Programme

first_imgFifty youths from eight regions graduated a two-week Youth Leadership Training Programme on Sunday at the Madewini Training Centre.The module two leadership programme prepared the participants for decision-making, problem-solving, financial management, psychology, good leadership, mental health and other areas, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported.Participants were given the opportunity to partake in a mock parliament, debating the challenges of climate change in Guyana.Senior Administrative Manager for Youth Empowerment, Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport, Fayonne Marshall explained that the programme began in 2015.“When we started, it was more of a consultation with the various regions with the aim to establish new youth organisations with the main focus to groom persons for leadership. However, the actual programme started in 2016 after realising that persons who were in existing youth organisations did not possess the requisite leadership skills,” she informed.Marshall emphasised that persons who completed module one and displayed leadership potential in 2016, were given the opportunity to visit the United Nations Conference in the United States of America, as Youth Ambassadors in 2017.“This is our 18th programme and… youths who would have graduated were given the opportunity to practice their leadership skills through managing another of our existing programme under the Department of Social Cohesion which is the Night School,” Marshall disclosed.“What is most important for youths in Guyana is that they understand leadership and apply leadership. It is important for the youths of Guyana to possess leadership qualities to prepare them for the future, country, region and their communities,” Khan noted.Meanwhile, graduate, O’Neil Belle, shared his view on the programme, saying “[it] was very informal and quite practical, before many of us were not outspoken but we leave here today, motivated enough to partake in public speaking and most importantly, build our self-esteem to effectively apply our leadership skills.”Module three of the Youth Leadership Programme is expected to commence soon with a packed schedule of practical exercises for the youths.last_img read more

Mason slapped with robbery charge

first_img…released on $150,000 bailA 25-year-old man was released on $150,000 bail on Wednesday when he made his first court appearance for a robbery charge.Osafo Johnson, a mason of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Dillon Bess at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Johnson denied the charge which stated that on August 27, 2019, at Jackson Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he robbed Howard McPherson of a phone valued $40,000 and $20,000.Defence Counsel Adrian Thompson in a bail application requested that the court release his client on bail.However, Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummell objected to bail on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and penalty the charge attracts.Magistrate Bess released Johnson on $150,000 bail. However as a condition for bail, Johnson had to lodge his passport with the court and has to report to the East La Penitence Police Station every Friday until the completion of the case.Johnson is expected to make his next court appearance on September 9, 2019.last_img read more

Old Trafford return for Ronaldo in UCL draw

first_img1Shares0001Head over heels for the Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to score in his fourth finalMONACO, Principality of Monaco, Aug 30 – Thursday’s Champions League group draw in Monaco turned up a plum when Cristiano Ronaldo’s new team Juventus were drawn to face Manchester United, the team he first tasted glory with in the 2008 final.Ronaldo spent six years at United, winning the Champions League in 2008, before moving to Real Madrid in 2009. He will come up against his compatriot Jose Mourinho, under whom he played during his time at Real, while United midfielder Paul Pogba can also look forward to facing his old team.While those sides will be favourites to progress to the last 16 from Group H, they will have to be wary of Valencia, with the Spaniards returning to the group stage for the first time in three years.Swiss champions Young Boys, group-stage debutants, look to be the makeweights in the section.The 2018 UEFA Champions League draw– Tough for Liverpool –Thursday’s draw ceremony at Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum, a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean Sea, threw up several other fascinating groups, with last season’s beaten finalists Liverpool set to have their work cut out alongside the Paris Saint-Germain of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, as well as Napoli, in Group C.Carlo Ancelotti, who became coach of Napoli in the close season, will return to the French capital, where he led PSG to the title in 2013. That group is completed by a famous old name in 1991 European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade.Holders Madrid begin their bid to win a fourth consecutive Champions League crown in a kind-looking Group G, featuring Roma, CSKA Moscow and the Czech side Viktoria Plzen.– Spurs, Inter meet again –Harry Kane has developed into a world star under Mauricio Pochettino at TottenhamIn contrast, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur will play each other in a testing Group B along with Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven, the 1988 European Cup winners.Inter are returning to the competition for the first time in seven seasons. They were in the same group as Tottenham in 2010/11, with the Italian side memorably winning 4-3 at San Siro despite Gareth Bale scoring a hat-trick.The draw looks kind to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City as they look to win the trophy for the first time.They will face group-stage debutants Hoffenheim as well as Lyon and Shakhtar Donetsk, coming up against the latter for the second year running.The draw was also kind on German champions Bayern Munich, although they will meet two great European names in Benfica and Ajax. But it was less so for another German club, with Borussia Dortmund coming up against Monaco and Atletico Madrid in Group A, along with Club Brugge.The Atletico Madrid players are showered in confetti as they pose with their Europa League trophy after a 3-0 win on the night. Photo/COURTESYHaving won the Europa League last year, three-time finalists Atletico are hoping to go all the way in this competition, with the final to be played at their own Wanda Metropolitano stadium on June 1, 2019.Changes brought in for this season mean half of the clubs in the group stage were allocated to the top four sides in the four best-ranked leagues: Spain, England, Germany and Italy.It is becoming ever harder for clubs from elsewhere to compete, but this draw ensures there will be some variety on into the knockout rounds, not least with Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto and Galatasaray joining Bundesliga side Schalke in Group D.The first round of group games will be played on September 18 and 19, with UEFA due to release the fixtures later on Thursday evening.1Shares0001(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man City 1-0 Man United: Perfect ten for Aguero as Blues win derby

first_img1 Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero’s sensational start to the Premier League season continued as he fired Manchester City to a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium, easing pressure on manager Manuel Pellegrini.The Argentine, who has hit ten goals in ten games, swiped a Gael Clichy cross into the back of the net just past the hour-mark as the Blues beat their rivals for the fourth time in a row.But Louis van Gaal will be able to draw some positives from the game as his Red Devils stood firm for the majority of the match, despite being down to ten men for 51 minutes as Chris Smalling received two idiotic yellow cards.A slow and testy start saw half-chances from the in-form Sergio Aguero and Adnan Januzaj, while Marouane Fellaini showed his confidence by pirouetting skilfully away from a Man City challenge.Meanwhile, Angel di Maria’s keenness to cross for his team-mates was there for all to see but he appeared slightly off the pace, twice missing his intended targets by quite some distance.Van Gaal, though, will have been impressed as his charges knocked the ball around on the grass at the Eithad Stadium with purpose and poise, but they failed to truly penetrate in the final third, allowing their rivals to counter but Aguero was being well marshalled by compatriot Marcos Rojo.Jesus Navas was able to shake his marker, Luke Shaw, and force a point-blank save from David de Gea, as the game changed pace, and the Spanish goalkeeper, without doubt one of the finest in the division, superbly stopped Aguero dispatching Yaya Toure’s crafty outside of the boot cross moments later.Daley Blind’s foolish tackle on Toure earned him a booking and allowed the Blues a free-kick within shooting range but, thankfully for the Dutchman, his opponent dusted himself down and smacked the ball off target.And Chris Smalling stupidly followed his team-mate into the referee’s book, garnering a caution for blocking Joe Hart’s goalkick as he attempted to start a quick counter after gathering a dangerous corner.Manchester United’s defending towards the start of the campaign was called into question but now they have found a more settled backline they appear stout and make it tough for their opponents to break them down and this appeared to frustrate Pellegrin’s side.But their task became a lot harder six minutes before the break as Smalling clattered James Milner, claiming his second booking and allowing Michael Oliver to brandish his red card.As Van Gaal pondered his options, Fellaini dropped into the centre of defence, nearly conceding a penalty before admonishing the stricken Aguero for his theatrics in the box.Michael Carrick then took to the field in place of Januzaj to relinquish Fellaini of his defensive duties as the Dutchman finally shuffled his pack.After the break, Pablo Zabaleta lashed a shot wildly over the bar and Manchester United were further weakened defensively as Rojo left the field on a stretcher, popping his shoulder, as he tried to tackle Martin Demichelis.Aguero was on the deck again, felled by Carrick, but failed to win a penalty as referee Oliver waved away his team-mates’ appeals.But the Argentine didn’t need a spot-kick to claim his tenth Premier League goal of the season as he swept home Gael Clichy’s cross after 63 minutes.Stevan Jovetic nearly doubled the lead for the Blues but was denied brilliantly by De Gea, who could have done nothing with Aguero’s opener.Robin van Persie, who looks a shadow of the man who fired Manchester United to the title in 2012, skipped past two challenges before being denied by Joe Hart’s outstretched leg, as he attempted to find an equaliser for the visitors.A barnstorming Wayne Rooney run gave Di Maria an opportunity to level as the Red Devils rallied, while Fellaini headed another effort wide.Van Gaal then turned to youth with his final substitution, hauling off Van Persie and sending strike starlet James Wilson into the fray but the prolific academy youngster, with little service, was unable to grab the leveller, leaving Manchester United in ninth position.Man City, meanwhile, remain third, two points behind high-flying Southampton and six off table-toppers Chelsea.last_img read more


first_imgALMOST 30 workers fired from their jobs with an initial offer of less than €2k each as an initial pay-off are set to challenge the legality of the move.AssetCo employees say they now have documents which show they were employed directed by a London company and a bid to have them laid off without proper payment is “illegitimate.”The Lisfannon-based workers had provided 24/7 call centre support to the London Fire Brigade for six years until it closed two weeks ago. The money offered was later withdrawn, say former staff members and so far they have received nothing.Sacked worker Oliver O’Donnell said: “The administrators have been instructed by London Fire Brigade to offer the 29 employees, personally, in writing £55k to be shared between them for vital financial documentation, IT data, Payroll/HR data, and most importantly the methods which were used to manage the 24/7 Fire desk control centre which will then be presumably given to the third party to assist them in the operating of the London Fire PFI Contract.“This payment will not in any way recognise the employment status of ROI employees as AssetCo London Ltd employees. ROI employees are willing to assist LFB and the third party if their employment rights are recognised.“The UK based contractual employees of Assetco London Ltd are still in employment in London having their continued employment transferred to the new third party responsible for the operation of the London Fire PFI Contract. “Donegal employees operated 24/7 call centre from which calls were received directly from London Fire Brigade station in relation to maintenance and repairs of London Fleet of vehicles and equipment.“Over the past 18 months ROI based employees have been paid directly from AssetCo London Ltd (Premier FireServe Ltd) bank account.“Documentation is available, which the ROI Employees believe, clearly demonstrate that they are in effect AssetCo London Limited (now known as Premier FireServe Limited) employees and thus when the London Fire PFI contract was novated to the third party the employment rights of the ROI employees should have been novated as well.“ROI employees have been denied right to their salary, consultation period, notice pay, redundancy and most importantly their jobs.” SACKED BUNCRANA WORKERS IN LEGAL FIGHT OVER STATUS was last modified: November 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SACKED BUNCRANA WORKERS IN LEGAL FIGHT OVER STATUSlast_img read more


first_imgA machine gun recovered from the site of a 1941 Spitfire in the hills of Donegal has been refurbished and is working again.Last June the British RAF Spitfire crashed by American pilot Roland ‘Bud’ Wolfe was painstakingly dug from the peat of Moneydarragh on the Inishowen Peninsula.The exact site of the wreckage was located by local aviation expert Johnny McNee. The recovery team found the plane’s tail almost fully intact along with log books, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition and even pilot Wolfe’s helmet.That in itself was a major achievement.But then Irish army officer, Lt Colonel Dave Sexton suggested it might be a good idea to try to reassemble one of the Browning guns to fire it again.Ordnance technical officer Sexton and his team set about taking pieces from six guns save from the spitfire. And this week the team tested the gun o an old disused firing range outside Athlone.The team had been helped by the perfect preservation of the spitfire and its guns.The firing team also used modern bullets to cut down the chance that the older bullets would jam in the newly-oiled gun.The gun has now been reunited with the Spitfire P8074 which is now housed at City of Derry Airport, where the plane’s RAF 133 (Eagle) squadron was based during the warMr Wolfe went on to serve in Korea and Vietnam, dying in 1994 as a retired lieutenant colonel. His daughters Barbara Kucharczyk and Betty Wolfe have thanked all those who helped to recover their father’s plane.The excavation of Bud Wolfe’s plane has been filmed and will be part of a BBC Northern Ireland series Dig WWII which will be presented next year by Dan Snow.MACHINE GUN FOUND ON SPITFIRE IN INISHOWEN BOG IS FIRING AGAIN was last modified: November 10th, 2011 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:bogBud WolfeInishwoenspitefirelast_img read more

Bristol City vs Sheffield Wednesday: Confirmed teams and live commentary

first_img Johnson’s side are winless in four Getty REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF Wednesday are unpredictable and have drawn three of their last five. although they should’ve beaten West Brom last time out.Jos Luhukay’s side were leading 2-0 with five minutes remaining but conceded twice in quick succession to let the Baggies away with a point.What time is kick-off?This Championship clash will be held on Sunday, October 7.Kick-off at Ashton Gate is at 1.30pm.Last season Wednesday were thrashed 4-0 on this ground as Bobby Reid grabbed a hat-trick.How can I listen on talkSPORT?We are covering this game on talkSPORT2 from 1.15pm.You can tune in all the usual ways – via your DAB radio, our mobile app or using the web player. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move silverware RANKED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Bristol City welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Ashton Gate as they look to secure a first win in four Championship games.After a brilliant start, Lee Johnson’s men have hit the brakes and were held to a goalless draw away at Rotherham earlier this week. FOOTBALL LATEST MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions What is the team news?Jamie Paterson starts for Bristol City having impressed off the bench against the Millers.Jay Dasilva and Matty Taylor also come into the side, with Niclas Eliasson, Callum O’Dowda and Andi Weimann dropping out.Bristol City confirmed XI: Mäenpää, Dasilva, Webster, Baker, Brownhill, Diédhiou, Taylor, Kelly, Paterson, Pack (C), Hunt. Subs: O’Leary, O’Dowda, Walsh, Hegeler, Weimann, Watkins, Eliasson. ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 📋 Your #BristolCity team to face @swfc this afternoon. #BRCvSHW— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) October 7, 2018Sheffield Wednesday also make three changes, as Jordan Thorniley, Barry Bannan and Steven Fletcher come into their side.Wednesday confirmed XI: Dawson, Lees, Hector, Pudil, Thorniley, Palmer, Penney, Bannan, Onomah, Reach, Fletcher. Substitutes: Wildsmith, Pelupessy, Baker, Kirby, Nuhiu, Joao, Forestieri. Three changes for the Owls as Thorniley, Bannan and Fletcher come back into the starting XI – out go Pelupessy, Nuhiu and Forestieri #swfcLIVE— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) October 7, 2018last_img read more