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first_imgNineteen-time World champion Ben Husthwaite, a specialist trainer with a local shooters, praised Jamaica for its fourth-place finish at last week’s World English Sporting Clays Championship in San Antonio, Texas. The performance has been hailed as Jamaica’s “best performance in the tournament ever”, with the local contingent scoring 782 points, behind top guns the United States (914), England (867) and Australia 818), respectively. Jamaica staved off challengers from highly rated Italy, South Africa and Venezuela teams for their top-four among the seven countries which competed. A total of 17 countries overall competed, with 10 fielding individual shooters, while over 1,000 competitors faced off. Husthwaite, who finished second in the main Master Class event with a total 207 out of a possible 230 birds, said: “What they (Jamaica) achieved in Texas is like David beating Goliath. “They beat a team from Italy filled with world and national champions. I am proud of everyone, and I know that they will medal one year.” Jamaica’s team members included Craig Simpson (captain) (160), Bobby Chung (162), Leighton Sasso (139) (vice-president of the Jamaica Skeet Club), Geoffrey Ziadie (166) and former president Errol Ziadie (155), while the reserves were Raymond McMaster and Damien Moe. They shot 782. The individual performances from the Jamaicans showed Geoffrey Ziadie (166 of 200 birds) coming second in the main event of the AA Class and fifth in the preliminary competition. The AA Class is immediately below the Master Class or highest competition level. Five-time national champion Shaun Barnes (156) placed third in the main event of the A Class, first in the Super Sporting (81), first in the preliminary competition (85), and third in 5-Stand (80). Reserve team member Ray McMaster (75), who was recently elected to the Jamaica Skeet Club board, placed fourth in the B Class of Super Sporting Ryan Chung (65) who competed in the D Class was first in FITASC and fifth in 5-Stand. The other D Class member Jordan Thwaites was fifth in the main event. Dominic Simpson (119) – E class – placed 10th in the main event. Female shooter Wendy McMaster also had a good tournament shooting 119 in the E Class of the main event. The competition featured preliminary – 100 birds, main event – 200 birds, super sorting – 100 birds, FITASC – 100 birds, and 5-Stand – 100 birds. Meanwhile, immediate past president Khaleel Azan, who was part of the Jamaican contingent, called it “Jamaica’s best performance in the tournament ever”.last_img read more

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ UP NEXTJazz: Host Cleveland on Friday.Clippers: Host Golden State on Friday. LA won the first matchup 121-116 in overtime on Nov. 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mitchell, coming off Western Conference player of the week honors, has averaged 30.3 points over his last six games.The Jazz are 8-2 in their last 10, matching Golden State’s record as the best in the West over that stretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Nothing’s different. We’re just a bit more focused,” Mitchell said. “We didn’t overreact at the beginning of the year. We just knew if we kept being persistent and doing what we do, there’d be no problem.”Jae Crowder added 23 points, Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 22 rebounds for his 37th double-double of the season and Kyle Korver had 19 points for the Jazz, who had six players in double figures. Utah shot 51 percent from the floor. LeBron James misses Lakers road trip, to return to practice next week Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, left, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES— After going 9-12 through the first two months of the season, the Utah Jazz are moving up.Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points in Utah’s 129-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night for its first five-game winning streak of the season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ “Our defense was just god-awful,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “That just can’t happen.”Leading by 16 to start the fourth, Utah got three consecutive 3-pointers, two by Korver and one by Mitchell, to go up 104-81.Lou Williams scored 10 of the Clippers’ next 13 points to draw them to 107-92.The Jazz made 30 of 37 free throws, while the Clippers were 9 of 14.“We’ve been playing pretty good defense and haven’t shot the ball as well as we want to and tonight we shot it really well,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “Guys were moving the ball and sharing it and finding the open man.”ADVERTISEMENT Williams finished with 23 points off the bench to lead the Clippers, who have lost four straight for the second time this season. Tobias Harris added 17 points and Avery Bradley 15 points.“We had some slippage,” Williams said. “Everybody goes through their ruts. You take your lumps and get ready for the next one.”Los Angeles rallied in the second, getting within one on a 3-pointer by Bradley. But Utah answered with an 8-2 run to go into halftime leading 56-49.TIP-INSJazz: They improved to 8-7 on the road against Western Conference teams. … The lineup of Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Joe Ingles, Favors and Gobert improved to 4-0 together.Clippers: Rivers got a technical early in the fourth. … They also dropped four straight from Dec. 11-17.BIG BLOCKGeorges Niang came up with a huge block of Patrick Beverley at the net early in the second.“It might be the play of the year, so far. I didn’t think he was going to get it,” said O’Neale, who turned and asked Niang if he surprised himself.“I did, I did,” Niang replied. “I thought I was going to get the backboard but then I got the ball.” View commentslast_img read more

first_img“He has done so much for the football program at Canyon and brought so much recognition to this community and the city of Santa Clarita,” said Ken Wheeler, who worked on the committee. But for many, Welch’s accomplishments go beyond his work on the AstroTurf field. “The bottom line is he’s a great teacher, not just in football but in life,” said Joe Zacharia, a defensive lineman for the Canyon Cowboys. “He taught me how to be a good man.” Still, the decision didn’t come without debate. Coach Cesar Arevalo faulted the Hart district for failing to publicize the stadium decision on the agenda. CANYON COUNTRY – Having put Santa Clarita on the sports map with a state football championship, Harry Welch will see his own name put on a map, as well. The Hart High School District board voted unanimously Wednesday night to name the newly remodeled Canyon High football stadium for the veteran educator and legendary coach. “When you quantify the number of kids Welch has touched in 37 years times the population of students at Canyon High, I think that warrants the naming of that stadium after him,” school board member Steve Sturgeon said. After a Daily News blogger suggested naming the remodeled Canyon High stadium for Welch, Canyon Country residents formed a committee to push the idea. It wasn’t long before hundreds of petitions and e-mails started flying. “If more teachers would have known, they would have been here,” Arevalo said. The Welch committee also failed to enlist faculty and staff members in the process, something Arevalo said he thinks could have altered the selection of Welch as the stadium honoree. “There are coaches that have worked longer than Welch, and consecutively,” Arevalo said. But for the majority of former students, team parents, friends and colleagues that crowded the Hart meeting the decision was a “no-brainer.” “As a 5-foot-3-inch, 115-pound football player, I wasn’t exactly the star of the team,” said Dan Garcia, who formerly played for the Cowboys. “But when coach Welch pointed out one of my tackles to the entire football team, that meant the world to me. “You are not just honoring him today, but every player who has ever worn a Cowboy jersey.” (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgIn April 2012, the B.C. government launched a two-year pilot project to expand the types of workers eligible for the PNP in the northeast region only.What makes this pilot project particularly unique to our region is that in all other parts of the province, the PNP only applies to those in the hospitality industry, but in the northeast, it applies to every sector across the board, such as retail and construction,“We would be in desperate shape if we didn’t have the ability in the Fort St. John region to compliment our Canadian workers with additional foreign workers,” concludes Bannerman. The pilot project was set to expire on March 31, 2015 but is available for an additional year.“Our intention is that we want to make this a permanent program as we move further along, and we know that the northwest, as they start developing some of the LNG projects and that sort of thing, they’re going to run into the same kind of critical employment problems we have in the northeast,” explains Pimm.Owner of the Fort St. John Canadian Tire Ross Bannerman is welcoming the news with open arms.- Advertisement -“In an area like Fort St. John, we always struggle to find the workers we need to properly staff our store and serve our customers,” says Bannerman. “The ability to hire and bring in Temporary Foreign Workers gives us the ability to top up and at least get us close to where we need to be for employment.”“We never stop hiring our Canadian workers.”The PNP is a program offering accelerated immigration to foreign workers and entrepreneurs who intend to live permanently in B.C. while already demonstrating the ability to become economically established and contribute significantly to the provincial economy.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgGeorge Grahams insists it no coincidence that Arsenal have suffered from persistent injury problems in recent seasons.The Gunners seem to suffer more than their Premier League rivals when it comes to long-term injuries and Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey are among a host of stars currently on the treatment table.“I think they have got to look into it,” said former Arsenal manager Graham, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Arsene Wenger has always been revolutionary in the treatment of players and the conditioning of players. It is not just this year or last year, it is the last five years, they have had problems with injuries. They are non contact injuries – pulls and strains.“When you look at it, some of these players have been out for months. They have to be looking into the background of it.”last_img read more

first_imgThe winner of the Nationals will earn a ticket to fly the Kenyan flag in the global showpiece to be staged in Brazil after the 2018 FIFA World Cup with superstar Neymar Jr set to grace the showdown.Capital FM’s Kristian Malumbe happy moments. Photo/MARYANN NJAMBI“The players showed a character of a champion and I really thank my team-mates for the effort they have put. Being a tough tournament, we upped our game when we reached the knock-out stage and we executed it well,” captain of the day Kristian Malumbe said after the match.Pooled in Group D, Capital FM outsmart the rest of the teams to emerge the top after winning 8 and drawing 2 in the 10 matches they played out of 42 teams that registered.The team that was skippered by Malumbe opened their campaign with a bang, demolishing MIK FC from Kibera 5-0 where Malumbe led by example by netting a brace to set the stage for Vincent Otieno, Shuyaib Shabir and Kaysha Shakava who scored a goal piece.Capital FM’s talisman Solomon Okeyo with Jeff Ooko and Vincent Otieno. Photo/MARYANN NJAMBIThe second match against Junior Kings ended in a 1-1 draw despite Capital FM taking an early lead through goal wizard Solomon Okeyo after the opponents restored parity.However, the Best Mix of Music recovered swiftly to thrash German Team A 3-0 thanks to goals from Malumbe, Otieno and talisman Solomon Okeyo.Capital FM won the fourth match 1-0 courtesy of Okeyo’s breath taking goal that he scored from a tight corner-kick before the team was held to a goalless draw in their final preliminary match against Cabin Crew.-Knock-out round-Capital FM’s Jeff Ooko shooting towards goal. Photo/MARYANN NJAMBIIn the round of 16, Capital FM braved a tough match to eliminate Kakamega FC on sudden death with credit going to Ooko who scored with just one touch in one-on-one to reach quarters.In the quarters, they romped into a 4-0 victory against Young Boys from Kibera, with Okeyo netting a brace while Ooko and Shabir netting once each to complete the rout and storm into the semi finals.In the last four, Capital re-enegized their tempo to outdo Kibera based The Reds 2-0 with Ooko converting a penalty before Okeyo found the second with a clinical finish after leaving a defender for dead before calmly smashing the ball into the net.The decider against Liberty was not easy either as Capital FM had to fight it out despite scoring an early goal from Okeyo’s head flick. This is after Liberty found their footing following a lapse of concentration from Capital FM’s Shakava who miscued a long ball that went straight into the net.Capital FM’s Solomon Okeyo anticipating for the ball. Photo/MARYANN NJAMBIBoth sides fluffed chances that could have killed the game before the regular time but none could find the target forcing the match to head into sudden death.Just as he did in the round of 16, Ooko stepped up and he did not disappoint as he took the Liberty player one-on-one that lasted for two minutes when he turned to head towards goal for the winner.The tournament is of different format compared to other five-asides where at the Neymar Jr’s tournament it comprises of five players but with no goalkeeper and for every goal scored, the opposing team loses a player. The game is 10 minutes long.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Capital FM’s Jeff Ooko (right) taking on a player from Liberty Academy. Photo/MARYANN NJAMBINAIROBI, Kenya, May 18 – The Capital FM Football team inched closer to lifting the Neymar Jr’s tournament after mercurial Jeff Ooko produced a man of the match performance to see the Best Mix of Music edge out Liberty Academy on sudden death in one of the Nairobi finals hosted at the University of Nairobi Ground on Friday.Capital FM, the Kenyan masters of the 5-aside football, will now face the winner of the second Nairobi final set to be played on Saturday at the Camp Toyoyo Ground, with the victor in this clash earning a ticket to represent Nairobi in the grand National Finale scheduled to be hosted at KICC on May 26.last_img read more

first_imgA Donegal pub has won the nationwide #paintmypub competition which was run by Crown Paints Ireland.The popular Callaghan’s Bar in Churchill was selected along with THREE other pubs and will now have an incredible exterior makeover done by Sandtex Exterior Paints. The competition stated that the FOUR pubs that received the most ‘likes’ on Facebook wold win the makeover by Sandtex.Thanks to incredible support from all over Donegal, Callaghan’s Bar Churchill made the top four and will now avail of this fantastic makeover by experts from Sandtex.Owner of the hugely popular bar Declan Callaghan couldn’t hide his delight when he received notification he had won and took to Facebook to express his joy.Declan posted on the Callaghan’s Bar Facebook page, ” Woooohooo we’ve won, and it’s all thanks to you!!!!! “It’s now official the votes have been counted and the winners announced.“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who liked and shared our photo on Crown Paints Ireland Facebook page ‪#‎PaintMyPub‬ competition.“You have enabled us to win this fantastic prize, now the fun starts, picking the colours. Any suggestions anyone? Advertisement “Please share this post on to all your friends we really appreciate all the support we received during the competition.“Thanks again everyone! 🙂 DONEGAL PUB WINS NATIONAL #PAINTMYPUB COMPETITION was last modified: June 10th, 2015 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) Tags:#paintmypubCallaghan’sChurchillDonegal BarFeaturesnewslast_img read more

first_img“We don’t get together that often and it gives us a chance to see each other,” Dinielli said. Opening the concert was Jessica Sands, daughter of 1950s teen idol Tommy Sands. A former contestant in “Star Search” and Miss Washington State, Sands said she had a good time singing in front of Sunday’s crowd – the biggest of her career. “It’s my perfect environment,” Sands said. “It’s family-friendly, it’s outdoors and I get to take my shoes off.” (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – John Waite, former frontman for the 1970s British rock band the Babys, got the Warner Ranch Park concert series off to a grooving start Sunday in front of thousands of music fans eager to welcome back the summer ritual. The set list for Waite and his backing band included his 1984 hit “Missing You,” a song written from the perspective of someone pretending not to miss a former love. “He’s got a unique sort of soulful voice for a white guy,” said Robert Fedor, 45, who makes the weekly concert in the park a summer tradition for him and his family. His 5-year-old daughter, Madison, and her two friends didn’t care that the music was a little before their time. They got up and danced while most of the audience was content to groove in the lawn chairs they brought to the outdoor venue. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Sitting in front of a pair of blankets covered with crayons and Frisbees, Grace Virata had everything she and her kids needed to start the summer off right. True, summer may not have officially started. But many of the thousands who attended the first show of the Valley Cultural Center’s Concerts in the Park series couldn’t tell the difference. “Even though it’s so hot it’s nice to still come out and be with family and friends,” said Virata of West Hills, who attended with her two children and another family. The free concerts normally attract about 5,000 people, organizers said. For Dino Dinielli, 29, who had a few beers cooling near his feet, the concert was a chance to regroup with three high school buddies. last_img read more

first_imgDonegal Minor Hurling Panel that were defeated AET by Roscommon.All Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship Quarter-FinalDonegal 2.22 Roscommon 2.25 (AET)For the fourth year in a row Donegal met Roscommon at the quarter-final stage of the Minor B Hurling Championship. A beautiful sunny day and great pitch spurred on the lads to a very determined performance.It looked at normal time that Donegal would win but extra time proved too much as a number of key players had to be substituted.This great team are showing signs of being in the running to win the All-Ireland next year.HURLING: HEARTBREAK FOR DONEGAL MINORS IN ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: August 11th, 2014 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) Tags:donegalGAAHURLINGMinorsNoticesSportlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The procession included people dressed as angels, shepherds, the Three Wise Men and the biblical couple, who knocked on doors at the historic park asking for a place to stay, but were continually refused lodging. Finally, they came to rest in a stable fashioned just for the procession. Charlotte Bonner, 85, joined in the procession for the first time with two friends. “I wanted to see what it was like,” said the Sylmar resident. “I thought it was unusual. It was interesting. It is a new way to celebrate the birth of Jesus.’ Patty Jimenez attended the event with several developmentally disabled adults to share with them a custom she’s known since she was a child growing up in Mexico. MISSION HILLS – Revelers joined Saturday in a candlelight procession at the historic Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills, re-enacting Mary and Joseph’s pilgrimage to find shelter before the birth of Jesus. On a chilly night, backlit by the moon, dozens of people took part in the ancient Mexican custom known as Las Posadas – Spanish for “shelter.” “We’re keeping tradition alive, … reliving history,” said Midge Gisel, president of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society, which organized the event. “It’s a labor of love. This is a community outreach.” Friends huddled together to keep warm, children wore ponchos to shield themselves from the cold, and people warmed their stomachs with coffee, hot chocolate and pan dulce, Mexican sweet buns. “For them, it’s something new,” she said. “I felt like I was back home.” Children also were treated to a visit from Santa Claus and a piata-breaking party. But most importantly, they were treated to a special lesson. “I wanted them to learn the story behind the birth of Jesus Christ,” said Gloria Alvarenga, who attended the event with three of her children. “Christmas isn’t only about presents.” Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more