Past the finishing post

first_img Weather: Fine TRACK: Good Race 1 1820 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP-NW3 THE RJ MATTHEWS DISTRIBUTORS *1. ABOVE THE RADAR RWilson 57.0 2. MISS DOROTHY SBlake3 52.0 Neck 3. THE REAL RHYTHM OSewell3 52.0 1 3/4L 4. VERONICA B SEllis 53.5 5L Final Time : 2:02.2 WIN: $87.00 PLACE: $64.00. $99.00, $107.00 Winner : 6yo ch horse – TRACKING – SUZIE’S GIFT Trainer :LAWRENCE FREEMANTLE, Owner : CARLTON S WATSON Qu: $160.00 Ex: $240.00 Superfecta: $2,721.00 Race 2 1600 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II THE PEAK PERFORMANCE MILE 1. WAHEED NAJMAH SMuir 52.0 *2. TARANIS SEllis 53.0 3/4L 3 ANOTHER BULLET PFrancis 2 1/2L 4. COMMANDING AVIATOR AChatrie 52.5 5 1/2L Final Time : 1:40.4, WIN: $418.00 PLACE: $124.00, $61.00, $106.00 Winner : 3yo ch filly – MIRACLE MAN – LADY MADRAS Trainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : GOODWILL RACING CLUB Qu: $364.00 Ex: $806.00 D/E: $1,473.00 Superfecta: $3,611.00 Race 3 1600 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4) THE SAY WOW MILE 1. MERU JErwin 54.0 2. COLD GROUND AChatrie 53.0 1/2L 3. DIFERENTGENERATION OSewell3 55.0 1/2L *4. NEW KINGSTON OWalker 57.0 Neck Late scratch : #10 JESSIE JAMES Final Time : 1:40.4 Splits : 23.4, 46.3, 1:11.2, WIN: $174.00 PLACE: $137.00, $287.00, $186.00 , Winner : 7yo dk b/br horse – TRADITIONAL – MELODY’S SLASHER Trainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner : CARLTON S WATSON Qu: $2,377.00 Ex: $3,009.00 D/E: $2,143.00 Special Double: $210.00 Superfecta: $15,019.00 Rolling Triple: $6,849.00 Race 4 1300 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3) THE IVESCO DISTRIBUTORS 1. ONEFINEAFTERNOON RNelson4 52.0 *2. PRINCESS SHEMIKA OWalker 54.0 3 1/4L 3. GENUINE FRIEND SMuir 53.0 3/4L 4. SILENT STORM CBudhai 52.5 5 1/2L Late scratch : #1 STEVE’S REAL, #10 KING NEBARUE Final Time : 1:23.1 Splits : 23.3, 47.4, 1:14.4, WIN: $351.00 PLACE: $77.00, 464.00, $62.00 Winner : 6yo horse – HAIL ORPHAN – HASHEESH Trainer : DONOVAN THOMPSON, Owner : BALLYDOYLE Qu: $851.00 Ex: $1,901.00 D/E: $3,517.00 Special Double: (6-1) $164.00 Superfecta: $9,203.00 Rolling Triple: $55,272.00 Race 5 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2) THE GRADE I PRODUCTS *1. ROUGH PATRICK WHenry 54.0 2. COURT CALL JErwin 53.0 4 1/2L 3. MARIA’S GLORY SMuir 54.0 1 1/4L 4. GOOD LIFE PHolder 51.0 1 1/2L Late scratch : #1 MISTY, #9 MISS ADDI WIN: $114.00 PLACE: $67.00, $68.00, $69.00 Final Time : 1:44.1 Splits : 24.0, 47.3, 1:14.1, Winner : 4yo b colt – LEGAL PROCESS – SINCERITY Trainer : COLIN FERGUSON, Owner : PATRICK W SALMON Qu: $244.00 Ex: (4-2) $402.00 D/E: $1,873.00 Special Double: (7-9) $334.00 Superfecta: $961.00 Rolling Triple: $15,046.00 Race 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.I) THE O’SHAUN CONNECTION QUICK SPRINT 1. FLASHY MAMA MIA MGriffiths3 49.0 2. GOLD CHARM SBlake3 51.0 4 1/2L 3. CRUCIAL VALOR RLunan 56.0 3/4L 4. DEMOLITION BOY JErwin 55.0 1 1/4L 5. LILY’S CHOICE AChatrie 52.0 1 1/4L 6. I HAVE A DREAM OWalker 53.0 1 3/4L Final Time : 1:01.0 Splits : 23.0, 47.0, , WIN: $173.00 PLACE: $103.00, $81.00, $121.00 .Winner : 3yo b filly – NASHEET – SOUFFLER Trainer : CASHBERT KHWALSINGH Owner : GILBERT KHWALSINGH Qu: $469.00 Ex: $1,037.00 D/E: $336.00 Trifecta: $1,551.00 Hit-6: $27,878.50 Rolling Triple: $6,958.00 Super-6: $540,143.50 (6 OF 6) Race 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.II) THE O’SHAUN CONNECTION QUICK SPRINT 1. MARKOFAPRINCE RMcNaughton 56.0 *2. SWEET DIMENSION SMuir 51.5 1/2L 3. GANJA MAN RHalledeen 55.0 1L 4. FIERY PATH OWalker 55.0 Neck 5. ABOGADO AChatrie 53.0 Neck Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 22.4, 46.0, , WIN: $149.00 PLACE: $63.00, $62.00, $69.00 Winner : 3yo gr colt – MARKET RALLY – PRINCESS K K Trainer : CARL ANDERSON Owner : CARL D ANDERSON Bred by CARL D. ANDERSON Qu: $206.00 Ex: $447.00 D/E: $924.00 Trifecta: $221.00 Hi-5: $2,682.00 Rolling Triple: $1,380.00 Pick-4: $29,260.00 Race 8 1300 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE THE JACKS MANUFACTURING INC. 1. MISS JUANITA RHalledeen 53.0 *2. PRINCE ANDREW WGriffiths, 54.0 5 Neck 3. AMICABLE OMullings 50.0 Neck 4. PRINCESS SHINE OWhite 50.0 1 1/4L 5. RUM PUNCH OSewell3 51.0 1/2L Final Time : 1:20.2, WIN: $288.00 PLACE: $121.00, $61.00, $105.00 Winner : 4yo ch filly – LEGAL PROCESS – RACEE Trainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, Owner : CARLTON S WATSON NOTE: HORSE #11 BOLD AVIATOR CAME 1ST, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 7TH.FOR CAUSING INTERFERENCE IN THE LAST FURLONG Qu: $356.00 Ex: $808.00 D/E: $1,264.00 Trifecta: $2,173.00 Hi-5 carry-over : $70,291.00 Rolling Triple: $6,351.00 Race 9 1500 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO(NW4) THE COX VETERINARY LABS 1. DOC HOLIDAY AChatrie 54.0 2. WATER WAVE SMuir 52.0 5 1/4L 3. EASTWOOD OWalker 55.0 1 3/4L 4. GO TO HELL CBudhai 52.0 3/4L Final Time : 1:35.3 Splits : 24.2, 47.3, 1:14.0, WIN: $605.00 PLACE: $76.00, $140.00, $105.00 Winner : 5yo b horse – WIZARD OF GOLD out of SI MI TRIAL Trainer : ROBERT DARBY SR. Owner : ROBERT A DARBY (SR) Qu: $3,607.00 Ex: (2-10) $5,764.00 D/E: $4,918.00 Superfecta carry-over : $103,825.15 Rolling Triple: $10,616.00 O & S TACK ROOM TROPHY Race 10 1300 M (Purse $868,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB4YO(NW3O/T)&NB3YO-REST.STAKES FOR O&S TACK ROOM TROPHY *1. BUZZ NIGHTMARE ISpence 54.0 2. ROYAL ASSAULT SEllis 53.0 2 3/4L 3. WINGS OF HOPE WHenry 50.5 Sh.Head 4. BALLON D’OR RHalledeen 53.0 14/1 1/2 L Final Time : 1:19.2 Splits : 23.1, 46.3, 1:11.4, WIN: $94.00 PLACE:: $55.00, $99.00, $125.00 Winner: 3yo colt – INTO MISCHIEF – QUEEN OF BATTLE Trainer: PHILIP FEANNY Owner : 2 PENYU Bred by HAM STABLES LTD. Qu: $196.00 Ex: $393.00 D/E: $1,852.00 Superfecta: $6,852.00 Rolling Triple: $8,310.00 Race 11 1100 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT THE LUBRISYN SPRINT 1. COOL U BOOTS RMcNaughton 55.0 *2. RUNNER RUNNER OWalker 55.0 3/4L 3. WESTERN FAITH AChatrie 53.0 2 1/4L 4. DARLIN RHalledeen 53.5 5/1 1 1/2L 5. MY FAVORITE DANCER WHenry 53.0 Sh.Head 6. AWESOME ROCKET OSimpson3 52.0 3 1/2 L Final Time : 1:10.2 Splits : 23.3, 48.2 WIN: $1,593.00 PLACE: $336.00, $65.00, $126.00 Winner : 4yo b colt – DISTORTED – FIRSTBORN Trainer : PERCY TOMLINSON, Owner : HEADBACK RACING Qu: $1,900.00 Ex: $6,821.00 D/E: $2,982.00 Trifecta: $25,198.00 Hi-5 Carry-over : $240,344.00 Rolling Triple: $61,178.00 Pick-4: $585,840.00 (4 OF 4) Super-6: $1,553,318.00 (6 OF 6) Pick-9: $779.00 (6 OF 9) $24.50 (5 OF 9) Carry-over $1 million. Past the finishing postlast_img read more

English Premier League Standings

first_imgStandings# Team G P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 Man City 10 7 1 2 24 8 16 222 Arsenal 10 7 1 2 18 8 10 223 West Ham 10 6 2 2 22 13 9 204 Man United 10 6 2 2 15 8 7 205 Leicester City 10 5 4 1 20 17 3 196 Tottenham 10 4 5 1 16 8 8 177 Crystal Palace 10 5 0 5 12 11 1 158 Southampton 10 3 5 2 16 13 3 149 Liverpool 10 3 5 2 9 11 -2 1410 West Brom 10 4 2 4 8 11 -3 1411 Everton 10 3 4 3 13 13 0 1312 Swansea City 10 3 4 3 12 12 0 1313 Watford 10 3 4 3 8 10 -2 1314 Stoke City 10 3 3 4 9 12 -3 1215 Chelsea 10 3 2 5 15 19 -4 1116 Norwich City 10 2 3 5 14 21 -7 917 Bournemouth 10 2 2 6 12 22 -10 818 Sunderland 10 1 3 6 11 19 -8 619 Newcastle 10 1 3 6 12 22 -10 620 Aston Villa 10 1 1 8 9 17 -8 4last_img read more

Past the finishing post

first_imgPast the finishing postCaymanas Park Results for April 24, 2016Track Condition : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. MIRACLE RECOVERY RLahoe 52.02. BURNING MEDIC OEdwards3 52.0 1-1/4L3. CLEARLY OURS JPatterson3 52.0 9/5 2-1/2L*4. WINESHA LSteadman2 53.5 1/2L NeckWIN: $1043.00PLACE: $224.00, $155.00, $82.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 23.0, 46.0, ,Winner : 9yo b mare – FOOTLOOSE II – LOST THE EXITTrainer : MICHAEL MCINTOSH Owner : DONOVAN RUSSELLBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $1,521.00 Ex: $5,699.00Superfecta: $10,571.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. SINK THE BISMARCK BebHarvey3 53.02. FABULOUSCONNECTION HPottinger3 53.0 1L3. PERFECT GOLD DDawkins3 50.0 5L4. REAL VIBES MACHINE ARobles 55.0 2-1/2LWIN: $168.00PLACE: $71.00, $70.00, $94.00Final Time : 1:09.0 Splits : 23.3, 47.3, ,Winner : 6yo b horse – HE’STHEREALTHING – JUST A FLUTTERTrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner: ANDRE ADAMSBred by ANTHEA E. GORE, BRUCE & NOEL LEVYNOTE: HORSE #2 BARS OF GOLD WON THE RACE, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 6TH.Qu: $425.00 Ex: $651.00D/E : $7,505.00Superfecta: $1,863.00Race 3 1300 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. KIRI DDawkins3 51.02. BRAVE PROSPECT AChatrie 54.0 1/2L3. LEGAL ACCOUNT MWard4 48.0 2-1/2L4. BIG GEORGE OWalker 56.0 1-3/4LWIN: $406.00Final Time : 1:21.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.1, 1:13.4Winner : 4yo b filly – BIRDSTONE – BOOTLESSTrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner : CURRAGH JAMAICA AGENCYBred by IAN PARSARDQu: $601.00 Ex: $1,516.00D/E: $1,804.00Trifecta: $3,164.00Rolling Triple: $97,804.00Race 4 1800 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. MONTEGONIAN CBudhai 54.02. RED PARROT OWalker 53.0 2 3/4L3. GUAVA GROUND DBeharie 55.0 Head4. OLD BRAETON DDawkins3 49.0 4LWIN: $202.00PLACE: $127.00, $117.00, $210.00Final Time : 1:57.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.0, 1:13.1, 1:41.3Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – SWAPPING SECRETSTrainer : GORDON LEWIS Owner : ANTHONY HARTBred by TONY HARTQu: $729.00 Ex: $1,594.00D/E: $1,487.00Superfecta: $59,678.00Rolling Triple: $7,720.00Race 5 1820 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. TARANTINO JInnis3 51.02. GOLD SCREW WHenry 56.0 Neck3. MINY LEE DDawkins3 52.0 7-1/2L4. SNEAK PEEK SEllis 56.0 1LWIN: $286.00PLACE: $108.00, $174.00, $149.00Final Time : 2:01.3 Splits : 27.0, 52.2, 1:18.2, 1:45.4Winner : 4yo b colt – FILM DIRECTOR – SEEMELATERTrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : PAUL LUMSDENBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $827.00 Ex: $2,257.00D/E: $1,000.00Superfecta: $6,198.00Rolling Triple: $8,812.00Race 6 1100 M (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. #5 BAD BOY JUSTIN SEllis 54.0*2. #6 FRANKENSTORM WHenry 56.0 3/4L3. #8 SHADE OF BEAUTY OMullings 52.0 3-1/4L4. #2 AUNT HILDA RMcNaughton 52.5 NoseLate scratch : #9 DIFERENTGENERATIONWIN: $214.00PLACE: $66.00, $55.00, $93.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.1Winner : 5yo ch colt – TRACKING – FIRE REDTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner : NORRIS PHINNBred by PHILIP A. AZARQu: $185.00 Ex: $466.00D/E: $1,349.00Superfecta: $3,945.00Rolling Triple : $6,540.00Race 7 1600 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. SURE MAN SEllis 55.02. WHO’S BOSSY JInnis3 49.0 Neck3. LITTLE RHEA AChatrie 53.0 1L4. RASHAIDA BBell 51.0 3/4L5. TRACKING DANIEL OEdwards3 50.0 6LWIN: $191.00PLACE: $95.00, $236.00, $115.00Final Time : 1:43.4 Splits : 24.1, 47.2, 1:14.1,Winner : 5yo b colt – MIRACLE MAN – LADY KUMARITrainer : JOSEPH THOMAS Owner : PATRICK HALLBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $2,096.00 Ex: $6,396.00D/E: $893.00Trifecta: $7,868.00Hi-5: $341,313.50Rolling Triple: $6,762.00Super-6: $173,986.30SIMPLY MAGIC CUPRace 8 1820 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. MR. DOITBETTA HPottinger3 51.02. BABY P OEdwards3 50.0 3-1/2L3. DR. TRAIN AChatrie 51.0 1/2L4. THE PROMISE LAND WHenry 51.0 HeadWIN: $276.00PLACE: $112.00, $271.00, $71.00Final Time : 1:57.2 Splits : 26.1, 51.1, 1:16.3, 1:43.1Winner : 3yo colt – VIBANK – OLYMPIC ADVICETrainer : LORENZO ROBINSON Owner: LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $8,240.00 Ex: $11,358.00D/E : $3,176.00Superfecta : Carry-over : $146,945.50Rolling Triple : $18,102.00PlacePot 8: Carry-over : $281,838.75Race 9 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. UNCLE CHUBBY AChatrie 54.0 4/1 265.00 195.002. COOL U BOOTS RMcNaughton 53.0 6/1 2 255.003. QUEEN OF THE TOWN AndreePowell4 48.0 26/1 1 1/4 431.004. MEGAHERTZ JPatterson3 49.0 6/1 3 1/45. FRISSON BBell 52.0 10/1 HeadLate scratch : #10 SIR ROLAND, #12 TWILIGHT ROCKETWIN: $265.00PLACE: $195.00, $255.00, $431.00Final Time : 1:31.1 Splits : 23.4, 48.0, 1:15.2,Winner : 5yo b colt – SIR RODWELL – KATHYTHETRAINATrainer : RAY PHILLIPS Owner : SCANBred by TREVOR JAMESQu: $1,574.00 Ex: $2,145.00D/E: $2,051.00 (2-10) $495.00Trifecta: $44,738.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $94,097.25Rolling Triple: $37,276.00Pick-4: $216,832.00Super-6: $8,598.20 Carry-over : $1,109,179.50Pick-9: $11,464.00; $210.00 Carry-over : $4,273,653.30last_img read more

Jamai Raja fancied for Royal Dad Trophy

first_img THE ONE TO BEAT Having scored a fast-time victory over 1500 metres on September 24, JAMAI RAJA is tipped to repeat when he takes on six opponents in the Royal Dad Trophy 3-y-o restricted stakes over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park today. Among his rivals are the consistent WILL IN CHARGE, who finished 3 1//2 lengths second behind a very fast 1:30.2, as well as MR DOITBETTA, who was third. AWESOME DESTINY, who has been disappointing in recent races, should welcome this milder pace and should get significantly closer from the handy mark of 52.0kg. JAMAI RAJA, however, won so impressively last time out that the free-running colt from the stables of Richard Azan ought to be followed from the convenient mark of 52.0kg and top apprentice Bebeto Harvey again in the saddle. He is definitely the speediest in the lineup and although his detractors will point to the fact that his two wins this season came on muddy surfaces, his close second to BIGDADDYKOOL in the Lotto Classic (Governor’s Cup) over 2000 metres back in May, makes him the one to beat. The Robert Pearson-trained WILL IN CHARGE was highly fancied to beat JAMAI RAJA in the mud and although looking likely to mount a challenge entering the straight, failed to find extra and ended up in second place. He should make it closer over the longer distance of today’s race and looks the obvious danger to JAMAI RAJA. Elsewhere on the 10-race programme, the knotty looking open allowance sprint promises keen competition among the nine starters, including the recent winners CHACE THE GREAT, CRUCIAL APPEAL and NUCLEAR AFFAIR, along with CAMPESINO, TRADITIONAL PRINCE and DREAMCOMETRUE. The Dwight Chen-trained 3-y-o colt, CHACE THE GREAT, impressed in winning his last three races and despite the presence of stable companion CRUCIAL APPEAL – who won recently – is light enough with 48.0kg to win again. I also like FREE RANGE in the fourth race, HE’S A MACHINE in the sixth and GLYDER in the 10th.last_img read more

Richards Wants Badminton Presidency

first_imgFormer Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) president Robert Richards says that he wants to return to the post as early as the end of this year as he contends that local badminton has been dormant since his departure.The JBA’s current slate is led by president Courtney Henry, first vice-president Linley Reynolds, and Nichole Case, second vice-president, who were all elected last May and who are mandated to serve three years, until 2019, unless there is a no-confidence vote against them.Richards, a former national players says that he intends to lead the sport forward. “I don’t really want to be the one to stamp on people’s throne when they are in, but it is really a bit quiet, and I am actually concerned about it (badminton),” he told The Gleaner.”In speaking to the Pan Am Badminton Confederation president, Vishnu Tolan, I may be coming to do some work to bring some really good international stuff to the country,” he said.PERSONAL ISSUESRichards demitted office in January 2015, citing “personal issues”. He was expected to head the administration until October that year but called time on his service after 15 months.During his tenure, Richards was credited with the National Umpires and Court Officials Programme, attracting sponsorship to cover the annual calendar of tournaments as well as the association’s successful inner-city programme and the implementation of shuttle-time.Richards is of the view that the local badminton association might be broke.”They need to show some presence because sponsors come on board, and they need to know what’s going on in the sport and see some activity.”Without cash, you can’t care, so with the cash, they will get the youngsters back in the programmes, back in the Olympic qualification again, and moving forward,” he pointed out.last_img read more

C’bar target KC Champs record

first_imgAfter capturing their sixth straight ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys’ Athletics Championship title, Calabar High School seems to be getting used to winning the Mortimer Geddes Trophy, as students, school staff and general supporters celebrated at the school grounds on Monday, in an atmosphere less enthusiastic than previous years. However, the entire Calabar fraternity described Saturday’s four-point win over Kingston College at the National Stadium as the “most special” of all the six recent titles, after most pundits had written off the Red Hills Road school in favour of their North Street rivals. But according to assistant coach Omar Hawes, who spoke on behalf of the coaches in the absence of coach and master tactician, Michael Clarke, the aim now is to now go 14 straight wins and match Kingston College’s record for the longest winning streak at Boys Champs. “The school fraternity is asking for that, and after this year was dubbed ‘Kingston College alone’ and we defied the odds, we are saying that we want to go 14 straight,” he told the audience. “Once we won the first one in 2012, the plan was to go six straight, and once we stay humble, stay organised, and work hard, we should be able to [go 14 straight],” he continued. The team will retain most of its prized assets from Class One for next year’s championship and with proper recruiting, coupled with the school’s high training standards, Hawes expects the winning trend to continue. “This was a good fight from KC. This was the best fight of all the six (titles) that we have encountered. But it shows that we cannot be complacent. But if we learn anything from this, it’s that it’s going to be harder for us to relinquish the title. We have the material and the coaches, so it’s a good look going forward,” he said. Meanwhile, it took a while before the celebrations came to life as most students strolled into the school almost as if it was a regular school day. At about 8a.m., students started to gather at the assembly area, and moments later, the stage was decorated with trophies from the school’s various sporting successes for the calendar year. However, the celebrations were not as buoyant as expected, with technical glitches to the sound system only making matters worse, as most of the speeches were interrupted by shortages in the microphone. There were also representatives from FLOW and GraceKennedy in attendance, accompanied by Olympic sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. ‘BEST FIGHT’last_img read more

Dennis and Davis impressive – Walcott

first_img Winning time The winning time was 23.07 seconds, 0.04 quicker than the old mark set by Anniesha McLaughln in 2001. The silver and bronze medal winners, Joanne Reid of St Jago High and Gabrielle Matthews of Hydel High, sped to times of 23.39 and 23.47 seconds respectively. “One race?” he marvelled, “Can you imagine that?” Dennis was no slouch either. In his 200m semi-final, he clocked 20.89 seconds and joined Jhevaughn Matherson and Christopher Taylor as the only boys to break 21 at Champs in the first year of Class Two eligibility. Reminded about his team’s absence from the Gibson-McCook Relays, he said: “When I look at it, the Champs results are what I hoped for, for the most part, so I have to say it was a good decision.” In addition to the Dennis double, STETHS won the Class One 400m through Stacy-Ann Williams and the classes one and three 800m finals courtesy of Ryan Butler and David Martin respectively. Even though an athlete he coached copped the only sprint double on the male side of Boys and Girls’ Championships last week, St Elizabeth Technical High coach Reynaldo Walcott was equally impressed with speed merchants from other schools. In that regard, he pinpointed the 200 metres running of Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School. He also believes the decision for STETHS to miss the prestigious Gibson-McCook Relays was the right one, I was told that Dennis is the first STETHS athlete to win the Class Two 100 metres since Mark Blake in 1992 and the first from the school to do the double since Carlos Samuels did a 100/200/400m triple in 1990, Walcott said, Dennis was calm and collected. “I must admit I’m very guilty of not allowing them to dwell on their performances,” he explained of his policy of not allowing his athletes to get carried away with success. Dennis dominated the 100 and 200m with fast times of 10.51 and 21.06 seconds. That doesn’t mean coach Walcott doesn’t rate the Dennis double highly. “It’s definitely historic for him,” he evaluated. “It’s historic for me as well but guess what,” he offered, “I see other persons making history around him, so I guess it is normal in the context of other history makers.” Speaking of Davis and her rivals in the Class Three 200m, he exulted: “I mean, I just watched a Class Three girl run 23.0 and could run 22 if she never slowed down to celebrate, and I just watched the second and third place girls run below 23.5 in that same race.”last_img read more

Rio’s Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly

first_img‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “It’s the only medal that really mattered,” Salvador Gaeta said recently while cycling in the deserted Olympic Park. “Every Brazilian will remember it.”Other memories have faded at home since the Olympics opened a year ago. A few expectations were met, but many fell short of those promised by IOC President Thomas Bach and organizing committee head Carlos Nuzman.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Bach boasted at the closing ceremony of “a Rio de Janeiro before, and a much better Rio de Janeiro after the Olympic Games.”Nuzman called Rio the next Barcelona, one of the cities clearly transformed by the games. Save for minor cosmetic changes, a city fractured by mountains and searing inequality remains as it was. Violent crime mostly concealed during the Olympics is soaring, tied to Brazil’s deepest economic downturn in 100 years and unpaid policemen leaving in droves. Brazil’s military has been called in to quell Rio’s untethered violence.Rio barely managed to keep it together for the Olympics, needed a government bailout to hold the Paralympics and then collapsed under a grinding recession and sprawling corruption scandals.The games took place mostly in the south and west of the city, which remains white and wealthy. The rest is still a hodgepodge of dilapidated factories and hillside slums of cinderblocks, tin roofs and open troughs of raw sewage.Brazil says it spent $13 billion in public and private money to organize the Olympics — some estimates suggest $20 billion — and many games-related projects since then have been tied to corruption scandals that marred the games and drove up costs. Federal police and prosecutors have linked overpriced projects to graft between politicians and construction companies.A look at the fallout since the Olympics opened on Aug. 5:ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans THE GOODIn this July 17, 2017 photo, a commuter waits for the next car at the Jardim Oceanico subway station, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Olympics left behind a new subway line extension, high-speed bus service, and an urban jewel: a renovated port area filled with food stands, musicians, and safe street life in city rife with crime. These probably would not have been built without the prestige of the Olympics. But the games also imposed deadlines and drove up the price. A state auditor’s report said the 9.7 billion real ($3 billion) subway was overbilled by 25 percent. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)The Olympics left behind a new subway line extension, high-speed bus service and an urban jewel: a renovated port area filled with food stands, musicians and safe street life in a city rife with crime.These probably would not have been built without the prestige of the Olympics. But the games also imposed deadlines and drove up the price. A state auditor’s report said the 9.7 billion real ($3 billion) subway was overbilled by 25 percent.Igor Silverio lives nearby the port in a favela — or shanytown — and came the other day to kick around a soccer ball with his two young boys. The area in his youth was known for decay and drunkenness.In this July 16, 2017 photo, Igor Silverio poses for a photo at Praca Maua in the renovated port area, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before the Olympic Games the area was known for decay and drunkenness. Igor Silverio lives nearby the port in a favela, or shanytown, and came the other day to kick around a soccer ball with his two young boys. “For sure it’s better,” he said. But he added he “expected more from the Olympics.” (AP Photo/Renata Brito)“For sure it’s better,” he said. But, he added, he “expected more from the Olympics.”“From my point of view, the Olympics only benefited the foreigners. Local people themselves didn’t get much. The security situation isn’t good, the hospitals. I think these are investments that didn’t benefit many local people.”He said he skipped the Olympics because they were “too expensive” and located far away in the suburbs.Standing outside the new subway line, 57-year-old domestic worker Isa Trajano Fernandes said public transportation had improved but was still deficient.“When the Olympics were going on it was better, but then they let it slide,” she said.She complained about crowding on the new express buses and the lack of security. TNT sends Kia to 3rd straight loss in its Govs’ Cup opener OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketscenter_img View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Carlos Nuzman, president of the organizing committee, was defeated earlier this year in an election to lead the Pan American Sports Organization. He ran on his record leading the Rio Olympics and finished third in a three-man race.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Here we see all this money spent,” she said. “Unfortunately, we see most of the arenas are closed. So I think it could have been used in a better way.”The park offers few amenities: no restaurants, no shade and nothing much to do except gawk at deserted arenas. City hall officials and the federal government say they’re planning an event for Aug. 5 to “fill all the arenas” for the day.THE UGLYIn this July 27, 2017 photo, trash lays on the coast of Guanabara bay, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio organizers promised to clean up polluted Guanabara Bay in their winning bid in 2009. During the Olympics, officials used stop-gap measures to keep floating sofas, logs, and dead animals from crashing into boats during the sailing events. Since the Olympics, the bankrupt state of Rio de Janeiro has ceased major efforts to clean the bay, with the unwelcome stench usually drifting along the highway from the international airport. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)Rio organizers promised to clean up polluted Guanabara Bay in their winning bid in 2009. During the Olympics, officials used stop-gap measures to keep floating sofas, logs and dead animals from crashing into boats during the sailing events.Since the Olympics, the bankrupt state of Rio de Janeiro has ceased major efforts to clean the bay, its unwelcome stench often drifting along the highway from the international airport.“I think it’s gotten worse,” Brazil’s gold-medal sailor Kahena Kunze said in a recent interview. “There was always floating trash, but I see more and more. It’s no use hiding the trash because it comes back. I figured it would get worse because I haven’t seen anything concrete being done.”Avenida Brasil, the main north-south artery through the city, is a snarl of unfinished roads and express bus lanes, viaducts to nowhere and detours through miles (kilometers) of traffic cones.In this July 27, 2017 photo, children play with a foam board in the polluted Guanabara bay, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio organizers promised to clean up polluted Guanabara Bay in their winning bid in 2009. During the Olympics, officials used stop-gap measures to keep floating sofas, logs, and dead animals from crashing into boats during the sailing events. Since the Olympics, the bankrupt state of Rio de Janeiro has ceased major efforts to clean the bay, with the unwelcome stench usually drifting along the highway from the international airport. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)Some of the politicians behind the Olympics have been accused of graft, and organizers still owe creditors about $30 million to 40 million.Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who wept when Rio was awarded the games, was convicted last month on corruption charges and faces a 9 1/2-year prison term. He is appealing.Former Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes , the local moving force behind the Olympics, is being investigated for allegedly accepting at least 15 million reals ($5 million) in payments to facilitate construction projects tied to the games. He denies wrongdoing.Another early booster, former Rio state governor Sergio Cabral, is in jail on corruption charges. FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2016 file photo, Brazil’s Neymar kisses the ball before scoring the decisive penalty kick during the final match of the mens’s Olympic football tournament at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As Rio de Janeiro reels from corruption, rising crime and unfinished infrastructure, its residents can look no further than the iconic image of Neymar to remind them of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics that took place one year ago and the price they payed for hosting the games. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)RIO DE JANEIRO — Neymar kissed the ball, delivered a gold medal and then wept with other Brazilians.Look no further if you’re searching for an iconic image of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT “People have no dignity using public transportation in Rio de Janeiro,” she said.THE BADIn this July 16, 2017 photo, an empty parking lot is seen in front of the Athlete’s Village, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 3,600 apartments remain unoccupied. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)The Olympics left a half-dozen vacant sports arenas in the Olympic Park and 3,600 empty apartments in the boarded-up Olympic Village. Deodoro, a major complex of venues in the impoverished north, is shuttered behind iron gates.Standing across the street, Jose Mauricio Pehna de Souza was asked if Rio benefited from the Olympics.“I don’t think so, not us in Brazil,” he said.A $20 million golf course is struggling to find players and financing.A few dozen were on the course on a recent, sunny Saturday. The clubhouse is mostly unfurnished, and it costs non-Brazilians 560 reals ($180) for 18 holes and a cart.File – In this July 4, 2016 file photo, the Olympic Park of the 2016 Olympics is seen from the air, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Olympics left half-dozen vacant sports arenas in the Olympic Park, and 3,600 empty apartments in the vast, boarded-up Olympic Village. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)Organizers and the International Olympic Committee say Rio needs time to develop these venues, and faults Brazil’s deep recession for most of the problems.A prosecutor several months ago disputed this, saying the Olympic Park “lacked planning how to use white elephant” sports venues. Many were built as part of real estate deals that have yet to pan out.Juliana Solaira, a 30-year-old pharmacist who lives across from the park, called the space “an excellent legacy” but said “few people use it.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Serious business

first_img“It’s gonna be tough, personally I saw the last game where they dominated San Miguel,” said Racela. “You know their (Gin Kings) strength, it’s their height and the coaches that they have.”They start their best-of-five semifinals series on Monday also at the Big Dome. On Sunday, the other semifinal pairing gets going when Star battles Meralco in Biñan, Laguna.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe Final Four matchups bumped up on intrigue as it will pit squads belonging to rival business tycoons.The reigning champion Kings and the Hotshots are owned by San Miguel Corp.’s Ramon S. Ang while Smart/PLDT’s Manny V. Pangilinan owns Meralco and TNT. PBA IMAGESTNT relied on an endgame burst to beat Rain or Shine, 118-114, Friday night and finally nail the last semifinal slot in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.But just as soon as the final buzzer sounded, it dawned on TNT coach Nash Racela that they are going to be taking an even more difficult task of facing a rampaging defending champion Barangay Ginebra in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT “It was a hard-fought victory,” said Racela. “I knew all along that we were going up against a tough team in Rain or Shine. The breaks went our way down the stretch.”Bullock made both his free throws for a 114-112 Rain or Shine lead in the last 46 seconds, pushing the second-ranked TNT against the ropes.But Castro also made a pair of his own to force 114-all before a Jericho Cruz miss paved the way for that air ball/alley oop shot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny But even without that curious subplot, TNT import Glen Rice Jr., acknowledged the daunting job ahead.“We just have to go out there and grind it out and see what happens,” said Rice, who topscored with 34 points including a put-back off a rare air ball by Jayson Castro that sealed the victory in the final 10.2 seconds.“It’s a pass, I guess,” differed the son of the famed NBA superstar. “He just happened to find me open.”The shot gave the Texters a 116-114 lead and TNT forced the Painters into a turnover to cement their entry into the semifinals after being forced to a knockout match by a gritty Rain or Shine squad.The Painters, who evened out a twice-to-beat disadvantage after a 106-102 win Wednesday, was in the thick of the fight all throughout until import J’Nathan Bullock threw away a chance to equalize in the last 10 seconds by a bad pass.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Eagles try to stretch unbeaten run; Archers vow rebound LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Jeter hears complaints of Marlins fans at town hall

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson He told them the Marlins traded major league home run champion Giancarlo Stanton, stolen base champ Dee Gordon and All-Star left fielder Marcell Ozuna for prospects because an affordable payroll and stronger farm system is the only path to sustained success.Jeter calmly answered questions until there were no more, and after the 90-minute session, he said he appreciated the fans’ feedback — positive and negative.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 folk“They’re passionate,” Jeter said. “That’s the thing that is most important, and that’s the thing that stood out. I would much rather have a situation where we’re answering questions from fans who are passionate, as opposed to everyone sitting there saying all positives. It shows me they care about the performance on the field and this team, and obviously they’ve been through a lot.”Some 200 ticket-holders attended the town hall, the first in a series, and the seats arranged in the outfield plaza were nearly full — a refreshing change for the attendance-challenged franchise. Jeter opened his charm offensive by addressing the recent payroll purge. Miami Marlins co-owner Derek Jeter speaks during town hall meeting at Marlins Park in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)MIAMI — Derek Jeter sat Tuesday night in the left field plaza at Marlins Park, facing the music with the downtown skyline behind him.The former New York Yankees shortstop fielded questions from season-ticket holders, many upset about the direction of the team under a new ownership group led by Jeter.ADVERTISEMENT While Jeter has said he’ll oversee both baseball and business operations, it’s unclear to what degree he’ll be a hands-on owner. With Stanton gone, he becomes the face of the franchise by default, but has seemed reluctant to embrace that role.When one fan told Jeter she emailed her complaints to him, he recoiled in alarm.“You don’t have my email address,” he said.After the town hall, he said meeting with center fielder Christian Yelich and catcher J.T. Realmuto — who could form the core of the team next season — is not part of his job.As to whether Yelich or Realmuto might be the next player traded, Jeter said: “I can’t say who will be playing for the Marlins in 2018, because we’re still looking to improve the organization.”Jeter also disputed the impression the recent trades favored the other teams. He noted that in the Stanton deal, the Yankees took on $265 million of the $295 million owed to the slugger over the next 10 years.“We gave a gift, right?” Jeter said. “I hope every gift I give returns $265 million.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “You’ve seen the Marlins make moves like this time and time again,” he said. “This is not the same old same old. We have a plan. This is not a project to break the team down and build it up just to break it down again. We have a path to be sustainable over time.”The Marlins haven’t had a winning season since 2009 and went 77-85 this year, but several fans argued the team was only a couple of starting pitchers shy of contending, and Jeter’s group should have added talent instead of dismantling.More spending wasn’t a long-term solution, Jeter responded. He said the franchise lost too many games and too much money under previous owner Jeffrey Loria, who left the farm system decimated.“You can’t throw money at a problem and dig a bigger and bigger hole and not have any depth in the organization,” Jeter said. “You have to build from the bottom up.“I hear your pain. I know you’ve been through a lot. But we’re trying to build something that is sustainable, and this is the only way to do it.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Jeter’s plan had better work, one fan said.“We have been the laughingstock of baseball for years,” she said. “If you have a shot at not killing baseball for good in Miami, this is it.”Another fan fought back tears while discussing the departures of Stanton and Ichiro Suzuki.“I appreciate your passion,” Jeter responded. “You are the true definition of a true die-hard baseball fan.”Several fans said they may not renew their season-ticket package, with one noting the town hall was being held on the plaza where many of Stanton’s tape-measure homers landed.“I don’t expect to see any more of that,” he said.Many fans offered suggestions, from free tickets to Jeter replacing Stanton in right field.“I’ve played my last game,” Jeter said.The rookie owner disputed the impression his group is underfinanced after buying the team for $1.2 billion. One fan said the dismantling leaves that impression, and expressed frustration with Jeter’s talk about improving the spectator experience.“You act like you ran out of money,” the fan said. “You’re not going to win here with dancing girls. You’re going to win with ballplayers who know how to win. The fans are alienated. They’re upset. That’s what you’re dealing with here.” Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lundqvist makes 39 saves as Rangers beat Ducks 4-1 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more