first_img Awareness “One of the things we stress is that coaches must select the events for the swimmers, and to know where their athletes are in terms of their fitness, and peaking, tapering from the various meets they compete in,” he said. He was quick to point out that the ASAJ does not have any mandatory rules requiring athletes to compete in all meets prior to CARIFTA. “They alone (coaches) can determine that, and we just make the meets available for the achievements of the times and performances,” Lamey said. One of the important qualifying meets some will be expected to compete in will be the national age group championships. It is the final qualifier, to be followed by national team selection. At least 20 per cent of Jamaica’s CARIFTA contingent will be made up overseas-based swimmers this year. Buoyed by over 30 local juniors who have achieved CAR-IFTA Swimming Championships qualifying times, Handel Lamey, Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) president, wants coaches to keep their charges “fresh and injury free” so that they can, hopefully, equal or better last year’s performances. “The teams are in training; preparations are going well. At-least over 30 swimmers have made the qualifying cuts (time) for Carifta,” revealed Lamey, noting that expectations are “very good”. The annual championships will be held in Nassau, The Bahamas, over the Easter weekend, beginning on April 15. “We are expecting to repeat or better the performances that we did last year because we have the same number of competitors, and we have had additions to the team, and we expect great things from them,” Lamey told The Gleaner. Jamaica will be competing against 25 participating countries amid hopes of equalling, or bettering, the eight gold, nine silver, and eight bronze (25 medals) achieved at the championships in Martinique last year. Although the ASAJ makes a lot of local meets available to help condition young swimmers for regional competitions like Carifta, and which will ultimately aid their development in the sport, Lamey is insistent that coaches should save their athletes for important events and avoid fatigue.last_img read more


first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 4 West Brom players accused of stealing taxi in Spain Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours That’s exactly what worked against GlobalPort in the tussle after playing its second game in three days, with Jarencio struggling to find a spark in his lineup.“There’s no spark left and we can’t do anything. We were up by 12 points, but when the second half came, that’s when everything went downhill for us. Stanley (Pringle) could no longer shoot,” he said, as his leading scorer was limited to just five points in an awful 1-of-12 shooting from the field.Still, Jarencio lauded how his wards fought, a character which he believes will be a good building block going into the Batang Pier’s last two games.“At least you saw the team compete,” he said. “We have a good chance to make it to the playoffs if we can recover. We’re just ready. At least, the team will be well-rested.”ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio would rather stick to the positives as his side remains in the running for a quarterfinal spot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.After losing to Magnolia, 96-81, on Friday, the outspoken mentor put the spotlight on the scheduling advantage the Batang Pier has into their final two elimination games as they will be well-rested for their remaining assignments this conference.ADVERTISEMENT “At least, we have a five-day break before we go against Kia. And after Kia, it will be a 10-day rest before we face Phoenix. That’s going to be big for us,” he said.GlobalPort faces the Picanto on Wednesday before taking on the Fuel Masters on March 2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJarencio highlighted the importance of this respite as he looks at this stretch as a make-or-break for the Batang Pier.“It’s big because you’re not tired. Just like what happened to TNT, they played three games in a week. When they faced us, they struggled because we were well-rested and they were fatigued. They had a hard time to recover,” he said. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more


first_imgGunmen on Friday afternoon attacked and robbed an employee attached to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) outside of the organisation’s Lot 42 Brickdam, Georgetown, headquarters. The incident occurred sometime around 12:50h.Guyana Times understands that the victim was in front of the UNDP office when two men pulled up in a black car and snatched a bag he was carrying. The employee raised an alarm which caused several persons to run to his assistance. The gunmen then escaped in the car.When this publication arrived on the scene, the victim, who was unharmed, was in the protection of Police Officers and was said to be in a traumatised state.According to Police reports, two UNDP employees (a male and female) had just pulled up in front of the organisation and the female proceeded into the compound.However, as the male employee was exiting the car, a dark coloured vehicle with the two suspects drove up. They existed and accosted the male employee, who resisted and was pushed to the ground. The suspects grabbed a handbag from the employee, entered the vehicle and sped off.The bag contained $10,000 cash, one iPad, an electronic dictionary and some documents.“A public spirited citizen, who is a licensed firearm holder, witnessed the robbery and discharged his licensed firearm in the process, in aid of the victim of the robbery,” the Police said in a statement.They added that investigators have retrieved several spent shells at the scene and are in possession of CCTV footage. Further investigations are currently ongoing.Additionally, acting Commander of A Division, Marlon Chapman, visited the scene and spoke with the Chief Security Officer along with other officials and the victim.On the other hand, Jerome Khan, an attorney whose office is a building away from where the incident occurred, said he was in his office when he heard gunshots.Khan explained that when he went to investigate, he saw the black car fleeing the scene; he said too that several spent shells could be seen lying in front of the UNDP building after the incident.The attorney took the opportunity to voice his concern over the recent upsurge of such incidents.“These persons that carryout these acts are unemployed and are hell bent on using robbery as a way of surviving apparently. Something has to be done to create opportunities for employment in order for people not to have to resort to criminal activities as the way of surviving,” Khan stated.He reminded that these situations are becoming all too common, and he called for better to be done: “Every single day, every single week and every single month this has been happening and it’s not a good sign, from all appearances it can only get worse, and we need to find solutions.”The attorney declared that many persons are seeking to leave Guyana as a result of the crime situation.Police have launched a manhunt for the perpetrators and the vehicle used during the robbery.last_img read more


first_img Right-back: Cuco Martina (Southampton) – Even Martina admitted he was shocked by the quality of his goal in the 4-0 win against Arsenal but it was part of a hugely impressive all-round performance. The right back channelled his inner Roberto Carlos to curl home a beauty to become the first Curacaoan player to score in the Premier League. 11 Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham) – Not many still think Kane is a one-season wonder. The Spurs striker now has 12 goals in his last 11 games after a comparatively dry start to the campaign and is getting back to the sensational levels he set last year. Norwich had no answer. Right midfield: Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) – Ten goals and ten assists in his first four months is a hugely impressive return for City’s £56m man and he completely tore Sunderland to shreds at the Eithad. Two assists and a well taken second-half strike saw him deservedly pick up the man of the match award – and he was probably our player of the day too. 11 Left midfield: Marko Arnautovic (Stoke) – When Arnautovic plays well, Stoke usually excel and that was the case against Manchester United on Boxing Day. The Austrian not only struck a fantastic goal for the Potters’ second of the day, he also worked hard to help out left-back Erik Pieters as the Red Devils’ attack was stifled. Centre-back: Ryan Shawcross (Stoke) – Stoke’s defence has improved drastically since Shawcross’ return from injury last month and he again excelled against the lively Anthony Martial. 11 11 11 Striker: Shane Long (Southampton) – In the absence of Graziano Pelle against Arsenal, Long didn’t give Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny a moment’s rest. His two goals were very well taken as he sent a positive message to manager Ronald Koeman. 11 getty center_img Central midfield: Dele Alli (Tottenham) – Looking more and more like the real deal every week, Alli has made the number ten role his own in a markedly improved Tottenham side. The young England midfielder was brilliant against Norwich and is making it hard for Roy Hodgson to leave him out of the Euro 2016 reckoning. Central midfield: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) – Henderson’s return to the Liverpool starting XI has given Jurgen Klopp a major boost and he was back to his insatiable, relentless best in the Reds’ win over Leicester. The midfielder completed 41 passes in the Foxes’ half yesterday – no player bettered that – while he edged a fine battle in the centre with N’Golo Kante. 11 Are people still really calling for a winter break in English football?The festive period is now in full swing after a rip-roaring Boxing Day fixture list that amassed 23 goals and plenty of talking points.Arsenal proved they are still very much Arsenal after surrendering the chance to top the table by being mauled at Southampton, while Louis van Gaal is very much on thin ice after his Manchester United side suffered a third successive league defeat.Leicester, amazingly, suffered their first away league loss of the season as Liverpool became the first team to stop the Foxes scoring, while Manchester City and Tottenham cemented their top four spots.But which players stood out on Boxing Day?Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who made talkSPORT’s team of the day… 11 11 Left-back: Ben Davies (Tottenham) – Davies was handed a rare start by Mauricio Pochettino against Norwich but looked accomplished deputising for Danny Rose. The left-back will be hoping for more of the same ahead of a big summer with the Welsh national team. 11 Goalkeeper: Jack Butland (Stoke) – In blustery conditions at the Britannia, Butland continued his excellent season form by keeping Manchester United at bay in the second half of Stoke’s 2-0 win. A save from Marouane Fellaini particularly stood out. 11 Centre-back: Jose Fonte (Southampton) – Fonte says its painful to watch Southampton struggle like they have last_img read more


first_imgHere is a selection of Sunday’s gossip from the papers…Manchester City are favourites to sign John Stones from Everton, not that his transfer fee has risen to a staggering £50m. (Sunday Mirror)Chelsea will make a summer move for Atletico Madrid’s £60m-rated forward Antoine Griezmann, IF Eden Hazard makes a big money move to Real Madrid or Paris St-Germain. (Mail on Sunday)The Glazer family have demanded Manchester United make cost cuts of up to 15 per cent in most departments behind the scenes. (Sunday Express)Real Madrid will bid £23m for Manchester United’s David de Gea, but not until the summer. (Sunday People)Tottenham will make a final bid for West Brom’s Saido Berahino before the transfer window closes on Monday. (Sunday Mirror)But Newcastle United are plotting club record £34m bid for Berahino. (Sunday Times)Leicester City have bid £11.5m for Chelsea striker Loic Remy, which is believed to have been accepted. (The Independent) The title-chasing Foxes will also target Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle, although Swansea bid £7m for the player on Friday. (Sunday People)Newcastle will offer £7m for Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis. (Sunday Telegraph)Everton are pursuing Lokomotiv Moscow’s Senegal striker Oumar Niasse, 25, as a potential replacement for Romelu Lukaku. Niasse would set the Toffees back £13.5m. (Sun on Sunday)Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike is on the verge of joining West Ham on loan. (Metro) 1 Sunday’s newspapers last_img read more


first_img Girls volleyball Falyn Fanoimoana led national No. 1 Mira Costa (23-0, 7-0) with 13 kills in a 25-11, 25-11, 25-23 Bay League victory at Palos Verdes. Also in the Bay League . . . Peninsula 3, Leuzinger 0: Sam Alaga had 12 kills as host Peninsula defeated Leuzinger, 25-5, 25-9, 25-15. Kat Garner had five kills for Peninsula (9-11, 4-3). Redondo 3, West Torrance 0: Taylor Moore led host Redondo (18-5, 6-1) with 12 kills in a 25-14, 25-18, 25-12 win over West (8-11, 1-6). Lauren Edwards had three kills and five digs. In the Prep League . . . Chadwick 3, Pasadena 1: Casey Reed had nine kills, four aces and 16 digs, helping Chadwick defeat host Pasadena Poly, 25-18, 25-13, 22-25, 25-15. Nikki Lane had 21 assists and 10 digs for Chadwick (9-7, 7-3). Boys water polo Matt Pittluck had five goals, helping El Segundo defeat visiting Torrance (0-7), 14-4, in an Ocean League game. Matt Kubeck had six saves for El Segundo (12-8). JC women’s volleyball Marcella Hernandez had 14 kills and six blocks in El Camino’s 30-18, 30-21, 30-18 South Coast Conference sweep at East L.A. Natalie Benitez added nine kills and eight digs for El Camino (19-1, 8-0).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.It will be up to the school districts if teams want to postpone games until Saturday, or even Monday, as long as teams don’t violate a rule limiting programs to two football games within an eight-day span. “Monday is always a possibility,” Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons said. “I don’t know specifically about (each region), but the decision is up to the school districts. If they make a decision not to participate for health reasons, obviously we would support that.” In 2003, some teams in the region played on a Monday because of fire delays. City Section assistant commissioner Cheryl Barkovich said they’ll continue to follow the directives of the Environmental Health and Safety Office, which again canceled outdoor after-school activity Wednesday. “We’re just going on a day-to-day basis,” Barkovich said. “If we’re not cleared (Thursday), we’ll deal with it. There are some different possibilities, so we’re not making any decisions. We just can’t say for sure.” From staff reports Hey, prep football fans, are you ready for some Monday Night Football? It could happen for some teams if the air quality doesn’t improve because of the fires, say officials from the L.A. City Section and Southern Section. For the third consecutive day, City teams weren’t allowed to practice outdoors after school, while many Southern Section teams were forced to take it easy on Wednesday because of the smoky conditions. last_img read more


first_imgWales manager Chris Coleman wants his players to overcome the disappointment of being knocked out of Euro 2016 and utilise the experience in the upcoming campaign to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.The Dragons exceeded all expectations to reach the semi-final of the competition, and they should not be ashamed after being eliminated by Portugal – even if they didn’t perform to their best in that game.The result has ended Wales’ involvement in the tournament, but Coleman believes this is only the start of a new era for Welsh football, with the current group of players set to keep growing towards future success.Speaking after the loss to Portugal, Coleman said: “First of all we’ll have to cope with the disappointment of losing the semi-final, which is a blow for us.“But when that subsides, the players need to look back on this experience and be incredibly proud of themselves.“Whenever the end date was in this tournament, it’s not the end date for this group.“A lot of players here will be playing for Wales long after my time as a manager. They’re young enough and they’re good enough, and it’s a great experience for us.“We’ll use it now to go into the World Cup campaign. We must ensure we have the same hunger and desire, and if we do that we’ll be okay.”Wales have endeared themselves to fans of all nations with their amazing run in France, aided by the incredible support of their fans.They have backed their country for every second of every game, and Coleman had words of praise for the men, women and children who have stuck by him and his team through thick and thin.“Our supporters have been a credit in the tournament,” he added. “It’s been a fantastic experience.”last_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny man who was found being abusive while in possession of a knife has had his case adjourned.Donal Kelly (21) of 31 Windmill View, Glencar, was before the court on charges relating to an incident at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, on August 2, 2018. Kelly was charged with having a knife/blade sharply pointed, being threatening/abusive/insulting and being intoxicated in a public place.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case to the March 25 sitting of the court.Knife case against Letterkenny man adjourned was last modified: January 28th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Donal KellyJudge Paul KellyknifeletterkennyLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more


first_img21 October 2011 Trade between Sweden and South Africa has increased significantly over the past couple of years but has the potential to grow further, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told the 7th South Africa-Swedish Binational Commission in Stockholm on Thursday. Motlanthe said trade between the two economies offered many growth opportunities for increased investment and technical cooperation. The Deputy President said that since the last meeting of the commission two years ago, the international arena had changed significantly, and that the current deliberations were taking place during extraordinary times. “As you are aware, we have witnessed various challenges arising out of social conflicts in North Africa and some countries in Middle East; thus adding new challenges to an already burdened multilateral system of governance. “These challenges are further compounded by uncertainties in the global economy and their negative impact, requiring that we all work together to develop a response,” he said. Motlanthe reaffirmed the government’s view on the importance of a continued international humanitarian effort to tackle global poverty. South Africa and Sweden’s joint commitment to stability, progress and sustainable development should serve as the basis for equal and constructive partnerships in the two countries’ multilateral efforts, he said. The Deputy President acknowledged the Swedish government’s ongoing support for institution building in Africa. “We are happy that we can count on the support of your country in fulfilling our vision to make the 21st century, the African Century.” The two countries also shared interests in areas such as education, research and development; investment in food processing; and developing the “green” economy to create jobs and to mitigate the effects of climate change. “We also hope that this meeting will unlock further opportunities for cultural exchanges in order to promote our respective tourism industries and to strengthen our people-to-people contact,” he said. “I am aware that we are both determined to review the implementation of commitments made before and to develop further programmes of cooperation between our countries.” Motlanthe was optimistic that at the end of his visit, both sides would have completed a clear roadmap to take the countries forward on the enhancement of their political and economic relations. Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Too often we forget how important our little trailers are to our farms.Jason DamronA lot of us don’t think about our little trailers that we use a lot to haul our four-wheeler or a skid loader.  We just generally hook it onto the truck and go. Nobody thinks to look at it until something goes wrong. Our bigger trailers — the semi truck trailers — we tend to look at more, but we don’t think about the maintenance for our little trailers until it is too late.For example, you don’t ever think about checking the wheel bearings until you throw your four-wheeler on the trailer to go visit a buddy in Indiana and you get halfway there and a wheel blows off on the interstate. Then you are stuck. On the little trailers we really try to look at the wheel bearings and seals once a year.If you have an older trailer you have to take it apart to inspect the bearing and seals and re-pack them with grease. Some of the newer trailers have a grease fitting built on the hub to grease the wheel bearings and that is fine, but you don’t want to over grease it. If you over grease it, the grease will push passed the seal and get on the brakes and then you have the hassle of trying to clean or replace the brakes or replace the seal. So make sure to use caution if you have that style of hub.Other things to look at on our winter little trailer checklist include:• The lights: check once a year to make sure they are working.• I generally look at the suspension components: the leaf springs, the shackles, the u- bolts on the axles. Check for wear and make sure they are not loose. Some of us maybe aren’t as nice to our trailers as we should be and we put too much weight on them because we’re in a hurry, so you might want to inspect those things.• You should also lube the jack once a year and check the hitch.• Make sure lug nuts are tight.• Check tire pressure.• Inspect ramps and mounting hardware.• Electric brakes: if your trailer has electric brakes on it, a lot of the newer trailers have a breakaway kit that consists of a 12-volt battery and a plunger with a cable on it. If it comes unhooked from the truck, it pulls that plunger and puts the brakes on. A lot of people don’t think about those batteries, but on most trailers the battery is not tied into anything to charge it back up. You need to check that battery to make sure it is charged up or replace it.  A lot of the newer ones have a nice little panel on them. You just push a button on it and it has a light on it that tells you if it is dead, needs charged or it’s good.• Brake shoes: most brake shoes don’t have automatic adjusters so you have to manually adjust those.• Surge brakes: they are not very common any more, but if the trailer has surge brakes on them you need to check the hydraulic brake system. Just like the brakes on your car, it uses the same fluid. You want to check the hydraulic fluid in them. Grease rollers and the plunger.• If you do have surge brakes and you do a lot of backing it can be difficult because if you are trying to back up a hill, it is trying to put the brakes on the trailer. There is a little solenoid that can be put in the brake line to lock the brakes off when you put the truck in reverse, so you can back up a hill without it trying to put the brakes on.last_img read more