STETHS, Edwin Allen impress

first_img 400m HURDLES He then returned 50 minutes later to beat his rivals in the 400m hurdles in 53.53 seconds and closed off with another fine leg to anchor his team to victory in the 4x400m in 3:14.69. Edwin Allen girls showed that they will be hard to be dethrone at this year’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. The Michael Dyke-coached team produced several good all-round performances. Edwin Allen won the Class Four 4x100m in a record 48.51, the Class Three sprint relay in 46.78, the 4x800m in 9:01.69, and closed the day with a big win in the 4x400m in 3:45.41. Shannon Kallawan was impressive in winning the girls open 400m hurdles in 59.24 seconds ahead of Vere Technical’s Sanique Walker in 59.72 with Holmwood Technical’s Nicolee Foster taking third in 59.74. The evergreen Kim Collins of St Kitts warmed up for the World Indoor Championships, winning the men’s 60m in 6.53 seconds, getting the better of G.C. Foster College’s Oshane Bailey, 6.65. Third went to University of Technology’s (UTech) Kwesi McFarlane, who clocked 6.77. Gayon Evans of G.C. Foster College took the women’s 60m in 7.19 seconds as teammate Audra Segree was second in 7.23, with third going to Shimarya Williams of UTech in 7.34. St Elizabeth Technical High’s (STETHS) boys and the girls from defending inter-secondary champions Edwin Allen High were the outstanding performers at yesterday’s Central Hurdles and Relay meet at G.C. Foster College yesterday. World Youth representative Jauavney James stood out for the school from Santa Cruz as twice he anchored his team to victories in the 4×400 and 4×800 metres and also ran on well for a victory in the boys’ open 400 metres hurdles. James showed his class early in the morning as he came from second spot on the final exchange of the 4x800m to pilot his team to a win in 7:46.26.last_img read more

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

Sans Freak, Bucks top Raptors to be last NBA undefeated team

first_imgMilwaukee Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe tries to drive past Toronto Raptors’ Norman Powell during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — No Giannis Antetokounmpo, no problem for the Milwaukee Bucks.With the way they’re shooting from the 3-point line, the Bucks look like they can beat just about anybody in the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Butler shoots Timberwolves past James, Lakers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum It was the first game in NBA history between teams with a record of 6-0 or better, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.FIRE AWAYBudenholzer wants his team to hoist 3-pointers, and an 11-3 run in the fourth quarter sparked by two 3s from Khris Middleton helped turn a 15-point advantage into a 113-90 lead with 7:39 left.The philosophy calls for 3s and proper spacing among the five players on the floor to help create 1-on-1 opportunities for Antetokounmpo.It’s working without him, too. Seven players scored in double figures.“When they see advantages, they are seeing opportunities within the confines of what we do and still trying to play unselfishly,” Budenholzer said.NO HELPRaptors coach Nick Nurse said his team needed better help defense to stop the Bucks’ cuts and straight-line drives. When the Bucks weren’t taking it straight to the hoop, they were kicking the ball out for perimeter shots.“It’s a little difficult with the five-out spacing to get adjusted,” Nurse said. “It’s not easy to guard the ball 1-on-1 in this league. It gets harder all the time.”GOING COLD MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Serge Ibaka scored 30 points for Toronto, which had its franchise-best 6-0 start snapped. Pascal Siakam added 22.They still couldn’t keep up with the Bucks, who eclipsed the 110-point mark for the seventh straight game even without the high-flying Antetokounmpo, who averages 25.0 points and 14.2 rebounds.Ilyasova, starting for Antetokounmpo, helped pick up the slack, setting the tone with an active night all over the floor and adding a team-high 10 rebounds.The Bucks didn’t stop moving when they had the ball either, especially at the 3-point line. Milwaukee’s 19 3-pointers tied a franchise record which was previously reached just three days ago against Minnesota.“They dictated the tempo of the game tonight,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 19 points and the Bucks cruised without the injured Antetokounmpo to beat the Toronto Raptors 124-109 on Monday night in a showdown of the NBA’s last undefeated teams.Milwaukee improved to 7-0 in a marquee matchup that lost some luster with Antetokounmpo in concussion protocol and Raptors star Kawhi Leonard sitting out to rest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Bucks’ start to the season matches the 1971-72 club for best in franchise history. Milwaukee made up for Antetokounmpo’s absence with another strong showing from the perimeter, with Malcolm Brogdon and Eric Bledsoe chipping in 17 points each.“Of course we have more confidence when (Antetokounmpo) is on the floor,” Brogdon said. “But we have a lot of confidence even when he’s not on the floor due to the system and due to the confidence that (coach Mike Budenholzer) gives us.” The Bucks’ defense tightened after allowing the Raptors to start 12 of 17 (70 percent) from the floor with 2:37 left in the first quarter.Toronto went on to shoot 31 percent from that point to the fourth quarter, when the Bucks’ lead swelled to 15.“When you’re trying to get back in it and they don’t go in you automatically say, ‘Aw man, they’re shooting too much,’” Nurse said. “But I really thought we fought and tried to stay in it.”TIP INSRaptors: Leonard was expected to sit out just Monday’s game. … Toronto went about a four-minute stretch between the first and second quarters shooting 1 of 10 from the floor to fall behind by nine with 10:06 left in the second.Bucks: Antetokounmpo was injured Saturday against Orlando. … Ilyasova (14 points) and Thon Maker (11) were active up front in the first half to help make up for the absence of Antetokounmpo, who cheered on his teammates one row behind the bench. … Asked what he was most surprised by in the Bucks’ fast start, Budenholzer said “I’m not a big surprise guy. I’m just happy with the way they’ve worked every day. It’s been a good steady work ethic.”UP NEXTRaptors: Return home to host the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.Bucks: Visit the Celtics on Thursday in rematch of first-round playoff series last year won by Boston in seven games. View commentslast_img read more

JUDGE INVITES PUBLIC TO SEE EFFECTS BINGE DRINKING IS HAVING ON DONEGAL

first_imgA Judge has invited people into his court to see the effect binge drinking is having on society in Co Donegal.Judge John O’HaganJudge John O’Hagan spoke out as he invited people to witness the legal system in action – and hopefully persuade young people not to break the law. The circuit court judge said that public order offenses fueled by alcohol were now a fact of life in Donegal.“Binge-drinking is a fact of life and we have to face up to it – look at the awful things that are happening as a result of it.“We have so many public order offenses fueled by alcohol and a lot of those involve young people who are hoping to go on to college and so on.“If a visit here convinces them not to get involved in that then that is wonderful,” he said.He added that people can contact the courts service and there is a hand-out to explain the procedure for groups or individuals wishing to visit.JUDGE INVITES PUBLIC TO SEE EFFECTS BINGE DRINKING IS HAVING ON DONEGAL was last modified: February 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boozecourtsdonegalJUdge John O’HaganPUBLIC ORDERlast_img read more

TEAM DONEGAL OIL COMPLETE 555KM DONEGAL WILD ATLANTIC ULTRA CHALLENGE

first_imgArthur McMahon, Founder Team Donegal Oil, Joe Boyle, Manus Kelly, Rory Kennedy, Padraig McGinty Jnr, Barry Mackey, Michael McGarvey, Conor O’Dowd and Padraig McGinty SnrSPORT: After a gruelling event, Team Donegal Oil completed the Donegal Wild Atlantic Ultra Challenge in a superb time of 20hrs 37mts on Saturday morning. The entire team showed strength character and commitment following a great battle through the night over horn head and through West Donegal and into Glengesh.Team Donegal OIl consisted of Rory Kennedy, Manus Kelly, Barry Mackey, Padraig McGinty, Joe Boyle and Padraig McGinty Jnr. The team came out of the punishing Inishowen Peninsula and into Letterkenny in a time of 11hra 13mts five minutes ahead of Team Robinson led by Philip and Boyd and Anne and her sisters.In Fanad, Joe Boyle, Rory Kennedy, and Padraig McGinty Snr, put in a brilliant shift to keep a 6mts lead ahead of the Robinson family team.Overnight into darkness Manus Kelly, Barry Mackey and young McGinty again led the way over Glengesh and Carrick towards Mount Charles.The team tactics from co-ordinators & support team for Team Donegal Oil, Arthur Mahon and Michael McGarvey, to cut down the splits, proved a master stroke from Donegal Town to the finish. The sense of jubilation, excitement and relief was palpable at the finishing ramp at the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, shortly after 7am on Saturday morning.Congratulations to Team Donegal Oil, on a brilliant performance.The solo winner was Ronan McLaughlin in time of 19.45 followed in second place by Jason Black who had a brilliant battle with the great Joe Barr who finished third.Well done to Conor McIlwaine and Matthew McKinley who won the pairs.Team Donegal Oil founder & manager, Arthur McMahon said “I am very proud of the achievement from Team Donegal Oil during this tough challenge and the first Donegal Wild Atlantic Ultra Challenge race, every single team member gave it everything. ” I would personally like to congratulate them all and to Michael McGarvey for helping me in an organising & support role for this challenge.” A huge congratulations also to our friends from the Robinson Team, Ronan McLaughlin the solo winner and to our good friend & Team Donegal Oil member Jason Black who finished in second place in the solo.“This is a challenge that Team Donegal Oil will be part of for many years to come.”TEAM DONEGAL OIL COMPLETE 555KM DONEGAL WILD ATLANTIC ULTRA CHALLENGE was last modified: June 29th, 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)Tags:Donegal AtlanticDonegal OilSportteamUltra Racelast_img read more

Inter-county Gaelic Masters take on Antrim in fresh kit

first_imgDonegal’s new inter-county Gaelic Masters team lined out in their first game of the tournament against Antrim last weekend in a new team kit, sponsored by Abbott’s diabetes facility in Donegal.The team got off to a great start by defeating Antrim 2.13 to 0.7. The championship is run by the Gaelic Masters Association and is the competitive intercounty tournament for footballers over the age of 40.The 30 strong squad of past players and gaelic enthusiasts are the first team to represent the county in the Masters Championship since 2006, and have been training hard for the past number of weeks in anticipation of the first round test against Antrim, which took place on Friday 22nd July in the neutral grounds of Killyclogher GAA club in Tyrone. Speaking about the sponsorship, Liam Curley, Site Director said; “At Abbott, we’re committed to helping people live fuller, healthier lives. We are delighted to support this initiative which allows gaelic players to continue to live full and healthy lives through the power of sport, and we wish the Donegal squad the very best of luck.”Speaking about the sponsorship, Charlie Gallagher, Treasurer of the Donegal Gaelic Masters Association said; “We would like to thank Abbott for their support of the Donegal Team this year. The championship is a great way for all of us to continue to enjoy the sport we love at a competitive level. We have put a huge amount of work into preparing for the championship this year, so hopefully that will serve us well.”Inter-county Gaelic Masters take on Antrim in fresh kit was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:abottsdonegal gaelic masters associationGAAGaelicintercountynew jerseylast_img read more

‘I Love Lucy,’ ‘Dick Cavett,’ other TV

first_img‘I Love Lucy,’ ‘Dick Cavett,’ other TV Those of you who agree with the survey that found Lucille Ball to be America’s most beloved dead star will be happy to know that the fifth season of “I Love Lucy” is out today. Also of interest is the “The Dick Cavett Show – Rock Icons,” a collection of the urbane late night host’s interviews of some of the most provocative rockers of the late ’60s and early ’70s. People like Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Paul Simon and George Harrison were usually invited to actually sit down and discuss things, which is what makes this set a fascinating document. Cavett offers commentary on the segments. There are a number of other sets to keep in mind. The American version of “The Office” with Steve Carell – who stars in “The 40-year-old Virgin” – is nearly as funny as the British original. The BBC’s sketch comedy “Little Britain” has been compared to “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” but the humor doesn’t have that absurdist edge to distinguish it. The acclaimed and lamentably short “Undeclared” – the Fox 2001 series about college students from Judd Apatow (who directed “Virgin”) – gets a new life on DVD. And season four of “Will & Grace” and season three of “The Andy Griffith Show” debut. “Will & Grace – Season Four” (Lions Gate; $44.90). “The Andy Griffith Show – The Complete Third Season” (Paramount; $38.99). “I Love Lucy – The Complete Fifth Season” (Paramount; $54.99). “The Dick Cavett Show – Rock Icons” (Sony; $39.99). “The Office” (Universal; $29.98). “Little Britain – The Complete First Series” (BBC; 29.98). “Undeclared – the Complete Series” (Sony; $49.98).last_img read more

Drake Relays Paralympians Ready To Compete In Rio

first_imgDavid Brown and guide Jerome Avery – T11100 Meters – T11 (Prelims, Sept. 10 – 8:12 a.m./semifinals, Sept. 10 – 6 p.m./Final, Sept. 11 – 5:02 p.m.)200 Meters – T11 (Prelims, Sept. 13 – 4:45 p.m./Semifinals, Sept. 14 – 9:51 a.m./Final, Sept. 15 – 3:51 p.m.)400 Meters – T11 (Prelims, Sept. 16 – 3:36 p.m.,/Final, Sept. 17 – 4:41 p.m.) Trenton Merrill – T43/44Long Jump – T43/44 (Final, Sept. 17 – 4:23 p.m.) Below are the Paralympians from the 2016 Relays who have earned a spot on Team USA. Also listed are the events they are scheduled to compete in. Roderick Townsend – T45/46/47100 Meters – T45/46/47 (Prelims, Sept. 10 – 9:48 a.m./Final, Sept. 11 – 8:45 a.m.)High Jump  – T45/46/47 (Final, Sept. 16 – 4:18 p.m.)Long Jump – T45/46/47 (Final, Sept. 14 – 4:23 p.m.) Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Nick Rogers – T43/44100 Meters – T43/44 (Prelims, Thursday, Sept. 8 at 3:45 p.m. Final, Friday, Sept. 9 at 5:58 p.m.)400 Meters – T43/44 (Prelims, Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6:07 p.m. Final, Thursday, Sept. 15 at 9:38 a.m.)4×100 Relay – T42-47 (Final, Monday Sept. 12 at 3:30 p.m.) The 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee will be well represented in Rio De Janeiro again as the 2016 Paralympics are set to begin. Four American Paralympians that competed at the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee are scheduled to represent Team USA in Brazil over the next 11 days.Those scheduled to compete include Nick Rogers, who won the Paralympic 200 meters at Drake Stadium in April. Fan-favorite David Brown and his guide runner, Jerome Avery, are also slated to compete on the track in Rio. last_img read more

SA’s first rowing Olympic medal

first_img23 August 2004While Donovan Cech and Ramon Di Clemente won South Africa’s first rowing Olympic medal on the weekend, taking third in the 2 000m pairs, swimmer Roland Schoeman captured his third medal of the Games, bronze in the 50m freestyle, making him one of the most successful South Africans in Olympic history.Schoeman went into the semi-finals of the freestyle sprint having recorded the fastest time in the semi-finals of 21.99. In the final, however, he didn’t enjoy the advantage he usually gets from the start, as Jason Lezak very nearly matched him. Ultimately, though, it was defending champion Gary Hall junior and Duje Draganja who got the better of the South African ace. The American clocked 21.93 to steal gold ahead of Draganja, who recorded 21.94. Schoeman finished in 22.02.The third place finish means Schoeman collected a medal of each colour at Athens 2004 – he also took gold in the 4×100 freestyle relay and silver for the 100 metres freestyle.Only Penny Heyns (two swimming golds in 1996 and a bronze in 2000) and Charles Winslow (two tennis golds in 1912 and a bronze in 1920) had managed to win three Olympic medals for South Africa. Schoeman joins that list as the first to achieve the feat at one Olympic Games.Cech, Di Clemente give their allIn the final of the men’s heavyweight pairs, rowers Donovan Cech and Ramon Di Clemente went into the race struggling with lower back problems. However, they were determined to not let anything stand in their way, and a whole-hearted effort enabled them to capture bronze.Heading into the final quarter of the race, the South Africans were in fifth place. But a fine finishing effort, the fastest of any crew in the race over the final 500 metres, enabled Cech and Di Clemente to pass both Serbia and Montenegro and Germany to move into medal position.So great was the effort the two men put in that Cech, after crawling out of his boat after the race, lay on the pier, retching, 20 minutes after the race.Freitag: tough handicapWorld high jump champion Jacques Freitag bravely tried to contest his event despite a severe foot injury, but the handicap proved too much as he was eliminated during qualifying, having managed only 2.20 metres, well below his best of 2.37 metres.A number of other athletes failed to make it beyond the qualifying rounds, including Geraldine Pillay in the 100 metres, Khotso Mokoena in the triple jump, Johan Cronje in the 1 500 metres, Marcus La Grange in the 400 metres, and Elizna Naude in the discus.In the women’s heptathlon, Janice Josephs finished well behind gold medal winner Karolina Kluft on 6 074 points.Hockey: women win at lastOn the hockey field, South Africa’s women’s team finally got their game together to dump Germany 3-0. Sharne Wehrmeyer put SA on track after only four minutes, and goals in the second half from Pietie Coetzee and Jenny Wilson secured a convincing win. Germany later went on to beat South Korea and qualify for the semi-finals.The men’s hockey team suffered another tough loss, going down 3-2 to Australia after playing the second half without Iain Evans, who was red-carded. It was South Africa’s second 3-2 loss – the Dutch beat them on a last minute goal – while in another heartbreaker, India scored two in the final minute to beat South Africa 4-2.The South African tally included yet another goal for the prolific Greg Nicol, while Emile Smith also netted.Sailing, fencing, shooting, divingThere were no heroics from South Africa’s swimmers in the 4×100 metres medley relay as they finished well out of the running, in eighth place in their heat.Gareth Blanckenberg wrapped up his challenge in sailing’s laser class with a twenty-sixth place finish in race 11, leaving him in seventeenth place overall.South Africa’s women’s fencing team was well beaten in their team epee clash with Greece, going down 34-15, while Martin Senore failed to qualify for the final of the 50 metres rifle prone competition, and diver Jenna Dreyer finished well down the standings in qualifying for the women’s 10 metres platform final.In athletics action on Sunday, Estie Wittstock ran in the semi-finals of the 400 metres. She clocked a useful 51.77, but at Olympic level that wasn’t enough to get her into the final as world number one Tonique Williams won the race in 50 seconds exactly.last_img read more

Alaska and Delta to end partnership

first_imgAlaska Airlines continues to top the traditional carrier satisfaction rankings. Photo: Alaska Airlines US carriers Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines are getting divorced next year in a breakup that will surprise few in the aviation industry.A deteriorating relationship between the two airlines, prompted largely by Delta moving in on Alaska’s Seattle hub, has resulted in the two ending their partnership from May 1 next year.The move will see an end to codesharing and frequent flyer reciprocity but the carriers will retain an interline agreement that allows baggage and ticketing connectivity.Delta said the two airlines now codeshare on only a small number of flights as a result of the bigger airline’s growth in Seattle.It also vowed to continue investment and growth in the Pacific Northwest after more than tripling flights to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport  (Sea-Tac) since 2013.Delta pitched the decision as “a  positive milestone for both airlines’ that would allow Alaska to focus on its merger Virgin America and Delta to concentrate on creating more customer choice at its Seattle-Tacoma International Airport hub, where it now operates more than 150 peak-day flights to more than 40 destinations. “We view Seattle and the Pacific Northwest as one of the most important markets in the country, with strong economic growth, cultural diversity and some of the world’s most innovative brands and minds,” Mike Medeiros, Delta’s vice president – Seattle, said in a statement. “As a result, we have invested heavily in our product, services, facilities and the community. “Our focus now is earning the long-term trust of Pacific Northwest customers by demonstrating the value of partnering with a global airline and the benefits of being a Delta SkyMiles Member.”Delta SkyMiles members will able to redeem miles on flights operated by Alaska until April 30 but after May 1 will be only able to do so on tickets bought before December 19. Medallion benefits will not be available on flights operated by Alaska Airlines.In an online post, Alaska managing director of alliances Charles Breer said the breakup should come as no surprise as the relationship between the two airlines had become increasingly competitive over the last few years. “Given our own growth and expansion, Alaska Airlines now can take people virtually anywhere they need to go,’’ he said. “We’ve grown tremendously and with the recent acquisition of Virgin America, we’re now the fifth largest airline in the US.“We offer more nonstop West Coast departures than any other airline. And, along with our extensive global partner network, you can seamlessly travel to more than 900 destinations worldwide, including on American Airlines, which is the world’s largest airline.”Alaska closed its acquisition of Virgin America earlier this month and is still deciding whether to keep Sir Richard Branson’s iconic brand. The deal gives the airline an expanded route network with almost  1,200 daily flights to 118 destinations across the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba.Alaska also announced Monday it was making its Mileage Plan more generous by allowing members to book award flights using fewer miles and earn more miles when they fly on some flights.Alaska Global Partners and elite members are now eligible for complimentary upgrades on award travel when they book main cabin tickets and can also earn miles on Virgin America flights.last_img read more