Cops gearing up to blaze the track

first_imgKINGSTON: T The 44th staging of the annual Police National Athletics Championship powered by Mayberry Investments and the Police Co-op Credit Union is scheduled for June 2 and 3. This year, the event will be held at the Nation al Stadium East Field. Speaking at the media launch on Tuesday, Area 8 representative Superintendent Terrence Sanko, was confident they would again top the meet. “We have been dominating the championships for the past seven years and we have every intention of keeping the Mayberry Investment/ Jamaica Police Co-Op trophy in our division so you can hand it to me now, victory is already ours,” Sanko said. Mayberry Investments’ Anika Jengelley said her company was delighted to be associated with the championships once again. “We are pleased to be involved again this year. This partnership with the Police Sports Council and the Police Co-operative Credit Union is one that we value greatly, and always intended to be long-term. We are currently in the middle of a multi-year contract, which will see us continuing to support this initiative for at least another year,” Jengelley, Mayberry’s assistant vice-president for marketing, said. “Our social development efforts are deeply rooted in building strong communities, and we see this event as one that contributes to that. We envision a fun-filled family day for the members of the police force, their families, the members of the community. It’s an opportunity for these groups to connect in a positive fashion.” she added. Each of the eight police divisions will be hosting sports days to select the team that will be representing the division at the National Championships. The first area elimination is Area 7 which is scheduled for today at the Kingston Technical High School field. Other area eliminations are as follows: – Wednesday, April 26, Area 2 – Kaiser Bauxite, Discovery Bay, St Ann – Thursday, April 27, Area 1 – Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, St James – Friday, April 28, Area 8 – No 8 Field, Up Park Camp Mobile Reserve – Saturday, April 29, Area 4 – National Stadium East Field – Thursday, May 4, Areas 3 – Kirkvine Williamsfield, Manchester – Friday, May 5, Area 6 – NPCJ, Twickenham Park, St Catherine – Saturday, May 6, Area 5 – Paul Bogle High School, Morant Baylast_img read more

Philippines ready for tougher full Ironman

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Participants then go for the last stretch with a two-loop run passing scenic views of the coast under the sweltering heat.“For all the first-time Ironman athletes out there, a full distance is not two 70.3s,” said Uytengsu. “I promise you it’s gonna be a tougher course.”“But when you come across the finish line and they call your name and they say you are an Ironman, you earned every minute of that course so we are proud we are able to break the full distance here and see what happens after Sunday if we’ll be back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The full Ironman, which is a 3.8-kilometer swim, 180 km bike, and 42 km run, will now be the centerpiece on Sunday instead of the usual Ironman 70.3. Although, the half Ironman remains part of race day as well as the age group classification.Kiwis Cameron Brown, a 12-time Ironman champion in New Zealand, and Simon Cochrane are among the top contenders in the Male Pro category as they look to make history as the inaugural winner of Ironman Philippines while Filipino Arland Macasieb hopes to make a good account of himself against the tough field.A special medal, made by renowned sculptor Daniel dela Cruz in collaboration with weavers from war-torn Marawi, will be given to each Ironman finisher.But it will be a grueling road to the finish.The race begins at ACEA beach as competitors traverse the 1.9-kilometer swim twice before riding out of Subic Bay and into the smooth roads of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and back to Remy Field.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations PSI hits back at judge: Everyone aware of stakes Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Special medals will be given to the Ironman finishers this year. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was only last year when it was announced that the first full distance Ironman in the Philippines will be held.Wilfred Uytengsu, a grizzled triathlete himself and founder of Sunrise Events, Inc. which organizes Ironman Philippines, had long entertained the idea of staging a full Ironman race.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops PLAY LIST 02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops03:08Total evacuation in full swing in Taal00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Uytengsu believes the timing is ripe with triathlon as popular as ever in the country.“I’ve wanted to do a full for the last five years but I just didn’t think one, the community was ready,” Uytengsu said during a press conference Friday at Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“If you look at how the sport has grown for the last five years, it’s exponentially.  Far wilder than my imagination could ever take us. And secondly, I also think that we have to be ready as a community to embrace this distance,” he said.As a testament to triathlon as a fast-rising sport, there will be around 1200 participants for the whole distance Ironman alone.last_img read more

Consultation to improve safety in forestry sector hosted

first_imgThe Social Protection Ministry has embarked on a series of consultations aimed at improving the Occupational Safety and Health Regulation of Guyana to specifically cater for persons working in the forestry sector.Chief Labour, Occupational Safety and Health Officer Charles Ogle addressing the gathering during the consultation forumThe first in this line of activities kicked off earlier this week when the Department of Labour met with stakeholders at Herdmanston Lodge in Georgetown.Participants in the consultation emanated from the Amerindian Peoples Association, the Guyana Forestry Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Guyana Trade Union Congress, and the Bureau of Standards, among others.During the event, stakeholders were tasked with reviewing a draft Occupational Safety and Health Regulations document proposed by the Labour Department. Upon approval, the amendments are expected to be made under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Chapter 99:06 of the Laws of Guyana.Addressing the gathering during the consultation forum was Chief Labour, Occupational Safety and Health Officer Charles Ogle, who underlined that while having regulations is one step, the implementation of these guidelines is particularly important, and is at the forefront of the Labour Department’s concern.This is as he noted that the department, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Social Protection Ministry, views the work of the forestry section as high-risk activities which necessitate that safety be of paramount concern.Ogle expounded that the nature of operations within the forestry sector is characterized by both manual and mechanical labour, which can provide complex challenges, specifically in areas such as harvesting timber, getting it to the roadside, and transporting it to the end user.A section of the representatives participating in the consultationThe OSH officer related to the gathering that workers in these fields are prone to physical hazards such as climate; noise; hand/arm vibration, which causes white finger disease; and even environmental threats which can range from bites by poisonous snake to allergic reactions to wood or other plants; as well as the possible malfunction of machines, among a long list of potential risks.He singled out forest workers who fall trees with chainsaws, saying that they are perhaps exposed to the greatest risks in the industry; with tree planters also being at risk from carrying heavy loads of seedlings and planting in awkward positions.With these factors in mind, the consultations would allow for considerations to be made of the local context, so that the regulations are more realistic. Following the completion of this mission, the recommendations emanating from the sessions are expected to materialize.last_img read more

North West Junior Hockey League recap November 3

first_imgAs heard live on Moose FM last night the Fort St. John Huskies had their way with the Sexsmith Vipers. The Huskies took the game 10-3 and had a big night from both Lien Miller-Jeanotte and Shane Rutherford as they had four points each.The North Peace Navigators beat up on the Beaverlodge Blades by a score of 9-0. Kelyn Opel led the Navigators in scoring as he had three points in the contest.The final game had the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks in Fairview to take on the Flyers. Fairview took the game by a score of 6-3. The Flyers had good efforts from a number of players as five skaters had two point nights.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Newcastle blow! Defender ruled out for two months after surgery

first_img1 Steven Taylor Steven Taylor has been ruled out for two months following an operation on his injured hamstring.The defender has not played for Newcastle since their goalless draw against Manchester United in August after picking up the problem.Now the 29-year-old has been forced to go under the knife to solve the issue and is expected to be sidelined until the end of November.“He had a scan on his hamstring,” explained Magpies manager Steve McClaren.“He’s had a small operation to repair the damage and unfortunately it looks like he’ll be out for a couple of months.”The loss of the experienced Taylor will come as a blow to McClaren given his side’s struggles this season.Newcastle have yet to win under the former England boss, picking up just two points from their six games so far, and have already conceded nine goals.last_img read more

Chelsea BOOST! Blues leading race for ‘the next Neymar’

first_img 19-year-old Santos star Gabriel Barbosa is wanted by Chelsea 1 Chelsea have moved ahead of Juventus in the race for Santos star Gabriel Barbosa.The 19-year-old is being tipped as the next big thing to come out of Brazil and he has been likened to Barcelona star Neymar.Clubs from Europe have been scouting the striker for 18 months and he already has five goals in 10 league appearances this season.After selling Alvaro Morata back to Real Madrid, Juventus have been trying to bring in Barbosa as a replacement.But, according to Brazilian newspaper Globo Esporte, the Italian champions are now trailing in the wake of Chelsea.The Blues are ready to part with £25m for Barbosa, which dwarfs Juventus’ opening offer of £15m and puts them in pole position.Santos are now ready for talks with Chelsea and a conclusion to the transfer saga is expected to be reached by the end of July.last_img read more

Ranked: 25 greatest Premier League players NOT including Stephane Guivarc’h

first_imgThe Premier League is 25 years old.Yes, in 1992 the league was introduced and Man United won the first ever title – their first crown for 26 years.And everyone has their opinion on who has been the best player, but what if you had to come up with the 25 greatest? That’s what attempts to do here.Every Player of the Year winner in the Premier League era ranked 25 25 17. Didier Drogba 15. Peter Schmeichel 25 25 25 4. Cristiano Ronaldo 23. Robert Pires 25. Matt Le Tissier 25 25 25 22. Teddy Sheringham – Sheringham was a huge hit across two spells at White Hart Lane 5. Alan Shearer 9. Rio Ferdinand 21. Tony Adams 25 14. Paul Scholes 25 12. Wayne Rooney 11. Gianfranco Zola 25 19. Luis Suarez 13. John Terry 25 25 25 8. Frank Lampard 25 25 25 3. Dennis Bergkamp 25 20. Gareth Bale 25 6. Roy Keane 7. Patrick Vieira 25 24. Nemanja Vidic 25 10. Steven Gerrard 16. Ashley Cole 25 25 25 18. Sergio Aguero 2. Eric Cantona 25 1. Thierry Henrylast_img read more

Flying high

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – The Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is boosting the library’s popularity so much that officials had to limit attendance over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and are looking at new parking options. For several years before Reagan’s death in June 2004, annual attendance at the library was between 200,000 and 250,000 a year, and this year attendance is already beyond 300,000. The year of Reagan’s death still holds the record, with 500,000 visitors. More than 100,000 people visited during the six weeks from mid-June to the end of July, when the library reopened after Reagan’s burial there. This fall, the library has been experiencing above-average crowds since the Air Force One Pavilion opened, including 8,650 people on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday following Thanksgiving. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals That was a record for that three-day Thanksgiving weekend period and the highest attendance since that peak when the library reopened after Reagan’s burial. On Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, the library and museum closed two and a half hours early after parking lots filled to near capacity and hundreds of people lined up to enter. Officials also ceased selling tickets by 3 p.m. Nov. 26. The wait was so long to get through Air Force One that library officials stopped admitting people because they wouldn’t have been able to get through by 5 p.m., said Melissa Giller, the library’s spokeswoman. On the afternoon of Nov. 25, the library averaged 430 people through the plane each hour. Overall, that day marked the highest single attendance day since the pavilion opened Oct. 24, Giller said. Since the pavilion’s opening, attendance at the museum has increased from about 800 a day on weekdays to almost 1,150, and from an average of about 1,500 a day Saturdays and Sundays to nearly 2,300. Just after Reagan’s burial, there were as many as 4,000 visitors some days. The city of Simi Valley, which has adopted the slogan “Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library,” acquired the site of an old sheriff’s station near the library this year to help provide parking to accommodate the growing crowds. “We try to work with the library very closely on all potential impacts to the community to ensure that all people visiting the library and the city have a positive experience,” City Manager Mike Sedell said. “As the library becomes more of a tourist destination, there will be the need to accommodate more people.” On Nov. 25, Sedell said, the lots at the top of the hill near the library filled up early, and visitors began parking along Presidential Drive, which runs from Madera Road to the top of the hill. After Presidential Drive was full, visitors began parking at the old sheriff’s station site on Madera, and by 1 p.m. all but 18 spots were filled. Shuttle buses took patrons from that lot and Presidential Drive up the steep hill to the library. And there’s still potential to build a bigger lot on top of the hill, Giller said. “One of the things that we are studying is adding another layer to our existing parking lot. We do have enough parking up here, at the moment,” she said, adding that it’s difficult to predict how attendance might change in the future. Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 IF YOU GO The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Admission is $12 for ages 18 to 61, $9 for people 62 and over and $3 for people 11 to 17. Children younger than 11 get in free. It’s at 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley. For more information, call (800) 410-8354. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: The Portuguese police are to request that the Madeleine McCann investigation be reopened, it is being reported in the Portugese media.Police in Oporto have been reviewing the case and have identified a number of issues they wish to clarify, local TV stations report.It follows pressure from the British authorities in recent weeks including the BBC1 CrimeWatch programme which threw up even more new leads in the case which were missed by the original Portugese police team. Madeleine has been missing since May 2007.British detectives re-investigating the case believe she was snatched from the room of her apartment.Several new suspects have emerged as a result of the investigation.The case is being closely followed here in Co Donegal where Madeleine has many relatives. Her grandparents are from the county. MADDIE: PORTUGESE POLICE TO FINALLY RE-OPEN INVESTIGATION was last modified: October 24th, 2013 by John2Share 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:madeleine mccannnew investigationPortugese policelast_img read more

Stage set for 23rd North West 10k

first_imgThe big day has arrived and the North West 10k registration office has now opened again at Letterkenny Community Centre this morning until 1.30pm.It’s the 23rd staging of the North West 10k Charity Run & Walk, so come along and register to support three very worthy charities this year – Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Ireland Donegal Branch, the Little Angels Association and Donegal Cancer Flights & Services.Please be aware that a traffic management plan will be in operation from midday to 5pm with some limited road closures in operation. A reminder also that it is a 2pm. start for the North West 10k Charity Run & Walk on the Pearse Road. Donegal Person of the Year Jason Black will fire the start gun to get the runners and walkers on their way.North West 10k traffic managementRoad Closure along Pearse Road from Station Roundabout to Paddy Harte Road Junction from 1-5pm.Road Closure along Port Road- Inbound Lane from Polestar Roundabout to Station Roundabout from 1.45pm to 3.30pm. Access to Letterkenny town at Polestar Roundabout will be via Ballyraine Road or Neil T. Blaney Road.A stop/go system will be operational along the Pearse Road and Paddy Harte Road loop from 2pm to 3.30pm.Diversion routes available via Oldtown Road, Leck Road, Cullion Crossroads, Drumany and also Lismonaghan Road, Carrygawley Crossroads and Listillion.Motorists are requested to comply with Garda and steward directions to ensure the safety of all participants. Best of luck to all participants. Thank you for your co-operation.Stage set for 23rd North West 10k was last modified: May 5th, 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:2019 North West 10kletterkennylast_img read more