first_imgWestern Bureau:Jamaica has produced several good swimmers over the years, and it would appear that the production line is again being revved up to throw up another potential star in 11-year-old Rin Giles from Mt Alvernia Prep School.The swimming sensation has been creating waves in the pool with a total of 16 medals won in the 2014-15 season, including two records, the first coming at the Mayberry Investments Prep/Primary School Swim Meet in April.There, Giles smashed the 50m backstroke record, posting a fresh time of 37.25 seconds in the 11-12 age-group section. It was his best time in the event. That record would fall, however, as he finished strong to take gold at the NestlÈ Jamaica Limited Prep/Primary School Swim Championship.His 36.75 seconds demo-lished the record he set at the Mayberry meet and helped to catapult him into the hearts and minds of those who witnessed the feat.His personal coach, Joshua Bailey of the Blue Marlin Swim Club, out of Montego Bay, thinks he has a good chance of making the 2016 Carifta team.”He has so much potential and he really is a strong swimmer. His records and overall performances tell the story that he is one to watch out for,” said Bailey.”Carifta is not a dream anymore for Giles. He clearly has the potential to do well and, if he continues doing so, then he could be in line if the qualification times are met,” added Bailey.amazing supportGiles helped his school to a 13th-place finish at the Amateur Swimming Associa-tion of Jamaica (ASAJ) swim meet back in November of last year, taking gold in the 50m backstroke, and returned to again land gold in the 50m butterfly. He grabbed silver in the 50m breaststroke and 200 IM (individual medley).He backed up that performance with his record swim at Mayberry meet and has not looked back since, posting wins also at the Burger King/YMCA Prep/Primary School Swim Challenge, where he helped Mt Alvernia to a fourth-place finish in May, taking the gold in the 50m freestyle and backstroke, before settling for silver in the 50m breaststroke and backstroke.”As a young swimmer, he will need the support of his parents, and we at Blue Marlin are very happy that he has been getting that. His mother gives amazing support and he relishes that, plus, we make sure that he remains focused in academics as well as in the pool,” the club’s head coach, Rosemarie Logan, said.last_img read more

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Espejo picks up another MVP It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The Gin Kings played a masterful game opposite of Cone’s expectations, shooting 45 percent from the field and dishing out 26 assists as they controlled the game from start to finish.The Bolts, meanwhile, were the ones who struggled as they fired a paltry 2-of-17 clip from threes in the first half that put them in a hole early before finishing the game on a measly 39-percent clip from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“They looked a little rusty. They didn’t look real sharp. They’re coming off a four-game winning streak and a sweep of a series,” remarked Cone.While the Ginebra mentor is not taking away anything from his player’s efforts, he believes unfamiliarity with the Quezon Convention Center may have contributed to the Meralco’s bad performances. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We just got them on a night where they may be not totally prepared. They’re the number one three-point shooting team and it was an unusual night for them. Let’s give credit to our defense, but they really missed a lot of three-pointers. They’re unfamiliar with the court and the rings and whatever plays into that,” he said. “But they’ve been awesome all conference and we expect them to come back and hit their shots in Araneta Coliseum cause that’s where we all play.”That’s why Cone isn’t putting too much thought to the Game 1 win, saying it “is not representative of anything for the series” and it’s up to the Gin Kings to prepare themselves for what could be a huge fightback from the Bolts.“They had a lot of open shots, a lot of open threes and that’s what they’ve been good on all conference long, and they didn’t hit them. It’s an anomaly tonight that they missed shots, so we expect them to hit shots next game which will put a lot of pressure on our offense and on our defense,” he said. “We just got to continue to try to defend and get out on the perimeter. We didn’t do much of that tonight, but we didn’t pay for it cause they missed a lot of shots.”Ginebra shoots for a 2-0 series lead in Game 2 on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLUCENA — Coach Tim Cone admitted that even he was surprised with how flawless Ginebra played in its 102-87 Game 1 win against Meralco to begin the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.“Not at all,” he said when asked if he expected this kind of game from his wards on Friday. “I thought we’ll struggle playing out-of-town.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPolice investigators have arrested one suspect whom they believe is connected to Monday’s shooting incident which left a Laing Avenue man dead.Dead: Orin “Malik” DavidThirty-two-year-old Orin David, called “Malik”, of Lot 89 Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was shot and killed on Monday around 15:55h in the vicinity of his home by four armed, identifiable men.The Police have since reported that one person has been taken into custody and is assisting with investigations. Police sources confirmed that the suspect in custody is the owner of the car that was used to transport the suspects to and from the scene.Meanwhile, Guyana Times was told that the gunmen fingered in the shooting are known characters to the Police. This newspaper understands that the perpetrators are from Agricola, Greater Georgetown.Moreover, the Police had disclosed that crime scene investigators have recovered one empty 12 gauge shotgun cartridge and a .32 spent shell from the scene.According to Police reports, “Investigations revealed that Orin David had an argument with one of the suspects earlier over bail money and the suspect left and returned with the other suspects. As the victim was approaching a vehicle in which the suspects were in, several shots were fired at the victim.”The injured man was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.This publication understands that David had paid $150,000 to bail someone out of prison and when he saw the person on Monday, he confronted him about the money. However, the suspect left and subsequently returned in the company of three others. Three of the four men were armed with handguns.According to a teenage nephew of the deceased, (who preferred not to be named), David was called by two men who had returned in a black Toyota Raum.They were heard telling him that they did not want trouble but just wanted to talk.“When Malik went over to the car, the fat man came out of the car with a big gun and pointed it in his face. Malik lashed away the gun from his face and the man slap him and chucked him. Before Malik could realise what was happening, the other man that was in the car came out and shot him in his thigh,” the teen explained.David was further shot in his shoulder by the other perpetrator. According to information, he started to run but fell a short distance away, and was shot again.The men then hurriedly drove away.David was previously charged for murder but was acquitted.last_img read more

first_imgThe National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday launched the countdown to the holding of the 2017 legislative and presidential elections.The Commission also launched its new logo, website, Facebook and Twitter pages to effectively create awareness around the conduct of the 2017 elections.The Commission disclosed that it would conduct Liberia’s 3rd post war elections on October 10, 2017.NEC Acting Chairperson, Sarah Toe, said: “As of today, Sunday, May 29, the presidential and legislative election of October 10, 2017 is exactly 499 days away.”She indicated that the elections will be conducted in concert with Article 83 (a) of the Liberian Constitution, which states that voting for the President, members of the Senate and members of the House of Representatives shall be conducted throughout the Republic on the Second Tuesday in October of each election year.“Therefore, the Commission, in compliance with this Constitutional provision will conduct said elections on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. This date has been highlighted in the Timeline of the 2017 Elections,” she added.Madam Toe noted that as the NEC launched the countdown to the 2017 elections, the Commission wants to call on all members of the media to join it in building and creating awareness about the elections, which are very important to the current democratic history of Liberia.She disclosed that the new logo is a transparent ballot box with a red lid complemented with the letters ‘NEC’ written in bold blue capital letters. “The ballot box was the logo selected by a large percentage of stakeholders asked to select from a sample of logos during a consultation exercise organized by the NEC,” she told a news conference on Sunday.The new logo, Madam Toe disclosed, is part of a process in which the NEC is seeking to develop a more consistent corporate image to highlight its role as an independent Electoral Management Body (EMB).“The transparent ballot box represents transparency and an electoral process in which all voters can freely elect their leaders in a free, fair, credible and transparent manner. These terms are consistently being stressed by stakeholders as those associated with credible elections and electoral management bodies. The colors reflect the national colors and the blue, red and white mean Liberian nationhood and civic virtue,” she indicated.Madam Toe disclosed that NEC has reconstructed its website due to the advancement in technology and noted that the Commission’s new social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) will present a whole new paradigm for effectively disseminating civic/voter education messages to the public as the country moves closer to the 2017 elections.She said in an era of greater transparency and authenticity, social media is rapidly delivering a new standard of interaction among people thus motivating the launch of the Commission’s Facebook and Twitter platforms.Madam Toe said she appreciates the media continuous partnership with the Commission and called on members of the press to effectively disseminate information about all aspects of the electoral process to the public, as the Commission strives to ensure the conduct of free, fair, transparent and credible elections in 2017.She commended all of NEC’s partners, particularly United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), for the continuous support which resulted to the hiring of several consultants whose efforts had earned the Commission the success of the launch of the countdown, as well as the Facebook and Twitter pages.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has called out Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo over what they described as “misleading comments” he made while citing the 2017 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Guyana released by the United States (US) State Department.The People’s Progressive Party said while the Prime Minister pointed to some positives in the report, he willfully ignored other pressing and important matters released by the US, because it creates a bad image for the Government.The Party was speaking also about the 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), which cites “Government Corruption” as a major source of money laundering for the first time.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo“Nagamootoo instead of addressing this issue remains silent. He opts, instead, to defend the cause of good governance as ‘defined’ by the Director of Public Prosecutions, and stands in defence of the siphoning off of State resources through corrupt dealings,” the PPP said referring to several breaches of Guyana’s financial laws and the financing of several controversial projects including the D’Urban Park.Making reference to the statements made by the Prime Minister with regards to “pervasive corruption” being cited in the 2017 report, the PPP said Nagamootoo ignores the scathing comments about the Integrity Commission, which speaks to financial disclosure under the law requires public officials to declare their assets to an Integrity Commission, the Commission had not been constituted by year end.The Party noted that Nagamootoo made no comment on the fact that the Secretariat of the Integrity Commission was disbanded under the current Administration.“He did not comment on the fact that he appointed his ‘friend’ as the Chairman of the finally constituted Integrity Commission, an admission that came from no less than the new Chairman himself. And he also remained silent on the fact that since taking office, not one of his colleague Ministers has filed declarations with the Integrity Commission.”Speaking about what the report had to say about the independent media in it expressing a wide variety of views without restriction, the PPP reminded about the discovery where the Prime Minister determined that all headlines in the State-owned print media be approved by the Office of the Prime Minister.“In April (2017) the Minister of Communities publicly admonished the Editor of the State-owned newspaper for using a report on oil and gas as its lead article. The Minister stated a report on a Local Government should have been the lead article,” the party also reminded.The PPP said Nagamootoo’s aversion to dealing with facts was also exposed when he talked about the “inherited problem of over-crowding” of prisons. The Party highlighted that the Prime Minister failed to mention that the report makes no mention of the two jailbreaks in three weeks, during July 2017, and the destruction of the Georgetown Prison and the deaths that resulted from that incident.“This so called ‘advocate’ for anti-corruption, not only distorts reality for his purpose, but sits silently in the face of some of the most egregious acts, acts of corruption only surpassed by the APNU/AFC coalition Government’s incompetence. Nagamootoo is involved in his Government’s actions that make a mockery of Guyana’s financial and other laws, actions that are in stark contrast to good governance.”last_img read more

first_imgDamien Comolli joined talkSPORT on Friday and explained how Dimitri Payet slipped through Tottenham’s net.Payet was a revelation in his debut Premier League season after joining West Ham a year ago for £10.7million and has starred for France at Euro 2016.Comolli, Spurs’ director of football from 2005-08, says he has always been aware of the 29-year-old’s talent and held talks about signing the playmaker when he was at White Hart Lane.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Comolli recalled: “Dimitri was playing for Nantes at the time [in 2007] and I had a phone call from the owner of St Etienne one evening when I was at Spurs. “He said: ‘we are about to sign this kid from Nantes for a lot of money as far as St Etienne are concerned, €4m, and we will only do it if you tell us in a couple of years that you will buy him for Spurs at €10m.“I said I don’t know where I will be, but I am pretty sure this player will be worth €10m in two years so you should go ahead with it.”Payet went on to impress in France, with St Etienne, Lille and Marseille, and has moved up a level since arriving in England.He is reportedly being eyed by Real Madrid, but Comolli says no offer should tempt West Ham to sell this summer.“You just have to see what is going in the transfer marker this summer to understand that prices are totally irrational so it is very difficult to put a price tag on a player. But, if I was West Ham, I would do everything in my power to keep him because he was such a key element in their season,” he continued.“The talent has always been there. He just needed to click mentally, to understand what was needed to succeed at the top level and to make the best out of the fantastic skill he has got.”last_img read more

first_img 20 20 11. Cristiano Ronaldo – £94.78m – Sporting Lisbon > Manchester United > Real Madrid 20 3. Gonzalo Higuain – £119.85m – River Plate > Real Madrid > Napoli > Juventus 17. Fernando Torres – £84.58m – Atletico Madrid > Liverpool > Chelsea > AC Milan > Atletico Madrid 15. Radamel Falcao – £85.83m – Lanceros > Boyaca > River Plate > Porto > Atletico Madrid > Monaco 20 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – £143.74m – Malmo > Ajax > Juventus > Inter Milan > Barcelona > AC Milan > PSG > Manchester United Paul Pogba became the world’s most expensive ever footballer this week when Manchester United paid Juventus £89m for his services.That eclipses the £86m Real Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013, but this does not necessarily make the pair the most expensive players of all time.talkSPORT looks at the most expensive players ever, based on the cumulative transfer fees paid by clubs for their services across their career.Click the arrow, right, to see who is, cumulatively, the most expensive player ever. 16. Ronaldo – £85.83m – Cruzeiro > PSV > Barcelona > Inter Milan > Real Madrid > AC Milan > Corinthians 20 20 20. Neymar – £74.97m – Click the arrow, right, to continue the countdown of the cumulatively most expensive players ever – Santos > Barcelona 8. Luis Suarez – £99.04m – Nacional > FC Groningen > Ajax > Liverpool > Barcelona 6. Nicolas Anelka – £108.28m – PSG > Arsenal > Real Madrid > PSG > Liverpool > Manchester City > Fenerbahce > Bolton > Chelsea > Shanghai Shenhua > Juventus > West Brom > Mumbai City 10. Gareth Bale – £98.35m – Southampton > Tottenham > Real Madrid 7. Hernan Crespo – £101.38m – River Plate > Parma > Lazio > Inter Milan > Chelsea > Inter Milan > Genoa > Parma 12. Paul Pogba – £90.2m – Manchester United > Juventus > Manchester United 14. Robbie Keane – £88.27m – Wolves > Coventry City > Inter Milan > Leeds United > Tottenham > Liverpool > Tottenham > LA Galaxy 20 20 13. Kevin De Bruyne – £88.78m – Genk > Chelsea > Wolfsburg > Manchester City 20 9. Juan Sebatian Veron – £98.08m – Estudiantes > Boca Juniors > Sampdoria > Parma > Lazio > Manchester United > Chelsea > Estudiantes > Brandsen > Estudiantes 4. Hulk – £110.85m – Vitoria > Kawasaki Frontale > Tokyo Verdy > Porto > Zenit St Petersburg > Shanghai SIPG 20 19. Jackson Martinez – £77.17m – Independiente > Medellin > Chiapas > Porto > Atletico Madrid > Guangzhou Evergrande 20 20 20 20 5. James Rodriguez – £108.49m – Envigado > CA Banfield > Porto > Monaco > Real Madrid 20 18. Andre Schurrle – £78.63m – Mainz 05 > Bayer Leverkusen > Chelsea > Wolfsburg > Borussia Dortmund 20 20 20 20 20 1. Angel Di Maria – £152.15m – Rosario > Benfica > Real Madrid > Manchester United > PSGlast_img read more

first_imgThe much anticipated & hilarious Sausage Party (16 Cert) starring Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill is out this weekend at Eclipse Cinemas.Below is the trailer for eagerly anticipated film.  Also Morgan starring Kate Mara(House of Cards), directed by Luke Scott Son of Ridley Scott. Trailer belowKids club where all Tickets  are ONLY €1.80.No better way to spend a wet and windy weekend than at Eclipse Cinemas with late night Friday’s. Eclipse Cinemas set for big weekend with new blockbusters was last modified: September 2nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 26.09.11It was a busy weekend on the playing fields for all ages at the club this past weekend. The Reserves lost a tough encounter with Kilcar in their Championship quarter-final on Sunday in Donegal Town going down by 3-11 to 2-10. The Juniors got a narrow victory over a good Glenfin side in their 1st Rd. 1st leg Championship game in Taobhoige. The return game is scheduled for this Saturday in the Park at 5:45pm. The Seniors travelled to Dungloe in the League and came away with two valuable points in what is a very tight division this year. The Seniors and Reserves both travel to Malin on Saturday.We will host a Championship double header this Saturday in the Junior A & B Championships. Naomh Padraig, Lifford are involved in both games. In the A game (4pm) they take on Downings while in the B game (2:30pm) they face our neighbours, Glenswilly. Any available stewards are asked to be in the Park for 2pm. The Minor Boys had a good victory in the Northern Board Championship Final against MacCumhaill’s on Saturday in Glenfin. They now await the Southern Board runners up in the Co. semi-final the week after next.The U-15’s were narrowly beaten in the Northern Board Final by Gaoth Dobhair on Sunday in Dunfanaghy.The U-13 Div. 1 boys had a good win over Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday in Magheragallen. The Div. 2 team also won on Friday night defeating Downings. They travel to Fanad Gaels this week.The U13 hurlers beat Carrickmore but lost to Swatragh in a very competitive game. The U14 Camogie team played the rescheduled Championship Quarter Final on Monday. The team were unfortunate to lose Grainne to an injury but the team rallied well. The team lost to Burt but will continue with the league shortly. Please note that all players must pay for the bus unless paying lotto membership. This applies to ALL matches. U-16 & Minor training is on each Monday at 5:30pm. U-12/13 Hurling training is on Tuesday at 5:30pm.  The Friday Hurling & Camogie Academy begins at 6:30pm on Friday in O’Donnell Park. U12 & U14 Camogie training every Monday 6pm & Friday 6:30pm.There is a meeting of the Minor Board Executive this Wednesday (28th) at 7pm in the Clubhouse. All managers are asked to attend and if they have any trophies to bring them to the meeting. This meeting will be followed by a brief meeting re Strictly Come Dancing.Our new website will be up and running in the coming weeks. We are looking for two main sponsors for the site. Their logo will appear with our Club Gold sponsor and site designer as the major advertising on the site. If interested, contact Dermot Higgins on 087-6672118 for details.There were 3 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw. They each matched 3 numbers and win €35. The numbers drawn were: 5-9-19-22 and the winners are: James Carr, Fanad c/o Voodoo (Adrian); Sean Dunne, Fernhill and John Haran, Hawthorn Heights (both card). Next week’s jackpot is €1,075.We extend our sympathies to Tom and the Higgins family, Beechwood Avenue on their bereavement. GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 26th, 2011 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

first_img“The inclusion of the ePL will undoubtedly enhance the player and spectator experience,” said Brent Koning, EA SPORTS FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner. “Having the most popular football league in the world commit to competitive gaming in this expansive fashion we believe only accelerates the community’s enthusiasm for both FIFA Competitive Gaming and the Premier League.” Further tournament details including registration information will be released in the coming months, while you can also visit www.premierleague.com/epl France, Germany, Australia and the United States are among the countries to already have eSports leagues. Key ePL dates Supporters of every team will be able to register in December before attempting to qualify for their club’s playoff where can become one of their two representatives (one PlayStation 4 and one Xbox One) for the final.“We know that millions of fans play FIFA and this new eSports competition will provide our clubs with an exciting opportunity to engage with them. We can’t wait to get started with the opening online rounds in January 2019,” said Richard Masters, Premier League Managing Director. 2center_img UK-based fans of every Premier League club will have the chance to represent their team in the FIFA 19 ePremier League, it has been announced.EA and the English top-flight have come together to  launch the competition, which will start in January 2019, with the March finals being broadcast live on Sky Sports. 2 December, 3 2018 – Registration opensJanuary 2019 – Online qualificationFebruary – March 2019 – Club play-offsMarch 28 and 29, 2019 – ePremier League final How the ePremier League will work last_img read more