Big first for Hastings Primary

first_imgThe Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times.     They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland.  Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches.  The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival.   The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals.  They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers:  Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders:  Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters:  Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them.    Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket.  They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.last_img read more

Lineup change possible as LeBron, Cavs look to bounce back

first_imgEven if James does have a big Game 2 Tuesday night in Boston, he’ll need some help — and the Cavaliers know it.Love said he thought the Cavs were a “little soft” in the first half in Game 1. Getting tougher could mean a lineup change for the Cavaliers.Coach Tyronn Lue acknowledged that he was at the least considering inserting Tristan Thompson into the lineup after Boston’s Al Horford had his way in Game 1, scoring 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting.“It’s definitely something we have to weigh,” Lue said. “We weighed it before the series started, but we’d won seven out of eight and we weren’t going to adjust until someone beat us and we didn’t play well with that lineup and that got us to this point.”Lue said numbers showed that in the last three years, out of all the players that have guarded Horford over at least 30 possessions, Thompson is No. 1 in the league defending him.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “So that’s a good thing to know,” Lue said.Boston also outscored Cleveland 60-38 in the paint. That, JR Smith said, is a sign James’ supporting cast needs to do more.“We’ve got to help ’Bron,” he said. “We can’t just expect him to do everything. As role players, we’ve got to play our role.”Thompson came off the bench Sunday but has fared well opposite Horford in the past. Change would mean going away from the three-guard lineup of Smith, George Hill and Kyle Korver, along with James and Love. That lineup tormented the Raptors last series.Thompson said the Cavs weren’t able to “clean up the boo-boo on our lips” after the Celtics’ initial run in Game 1.“I think as a team, 1 through 5, we gotta all play tougher,” Thompson said. “Obviously, when I check in the game I try to bring that toughness and that energy. But our starters gotta be ready to throw the first punch. We need them to do that, we need them to be physical and set a tone early.”He said his past playoff success against Horford has come by him being himself, which means being active early.“Horford is playing very well right now and he’s shooting the crap out of the ball,” Thompson said. “When I go check into the game, whether it’s him or (Aron) Baynes I just try to run the floor, set pick-and-rolls and just try to work him on both ends so that hopefully by the second half his legs might be a little tired where he might not make that three that he makes in the first half.”Boston doesn’t seem concerned about who the Cavs put on the floor.The Celtics feel they are a much different team than the one that trudged into last year’s conference finals matchup with Cleveland still toting the emotional baggage of helping teammate Isaiah Thomas cope with the death of his sister. 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(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Put Kevin Love’s name atop the list of the Cavaliers that walked out of Cleveland’s 25-point Eastern Conference finals Game 1 loss to Boston a little staggered, but with an unbowed head.READ: Celtics rout Cavs in Game 1 of East finalsADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The reason: He’s got a teammate by the name of LeBron James that’s had a way of responding after lopsided playoff defeats.Just ask the Indiana Pacers.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 crownThe Pacers stunned the Cavs at home in their first-round opener, rolling to an 18-point victory. In Game 2, James was all but unstoppable as he replied with a 46-point, 12-rebound performance.“I expect him to have a big response,” Love said of James on Monday. “He’s always done it. Even before he came back to Cleveland and since I’ve been here he’s always responded big. …. He’s going to approach this game as one that he’s going to have to lead and bounce back.”center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston also started that series on just a days’ rest following a draining seven-game series with Washington.None of that is a factor this time around for a rebuilt roster that despite being down two All-Stars in Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, has found a synergy with its remaining group.This incarnation of the Celtics is not only young and athletic but playing with a physicality that was missing at times last season.The Celtics’ starters scored 88 points in Game 1, while shooting 58 percent from the field and going 10 of 21 from the 3-point line. Cleveland’s starters scored 46 points, shooting 33 percent from the field and going just 3 of 19 from beyond the arc.“We got a lot of guys where we just don’t care,” Marcus Smart said. “(Cleveland is) here for a reason, because of the talent that they have. But we have talent as well.“We have guys that are fearless. So we just go out there and do what we do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lay your money down: Court says states can OK sports betting Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Names of Qualified Candidates for UP’s Gbarnga Convention Released

first_imgThe ruling Unity Party (UP) yesterday announced the names of partisans qualified to contest for positions at the party’s upcoming National Convention scheduled in Gbarnga from July 7-9.The Chairman of the party’s election committee, Clarence Massaquoi, announced Vice President Joseph Boakai as the sole Standard Bearer candidate as his opponent, Dr. Toga G. Mcintosh, withdrew and resigned because of what he called controversies in the conduct of the upcoming process.“As we speak, Joe Boakai will go unopposed for the Standard Bearer position,” Massaquoi said, adding that the position of National Secretary General remains open to qualified partisans.According to him, four categories, including the Standard Bearer, are created in line with the party’s constitution.For the Youth Congress, Kansualism Berk Kansuah and Curtis Dorley applied to contest. Both of them have met all the requirements for the position.Whroway Bryant, up to press time, remains the only applicant to contest for the Vice Chairman of the Youth Congress, while Lawrence A. D. Kanuwah and F. Alphonso Y. Belleh II will be contesting for the Secretary General position.Vying for the Deputy Secretary General position are Arthur Wogbeh and Sampson J. Nyan, while Joshua D. Garteh and Fata K. Johnson will be running for Treasurer.As for the Women’s Congress, five women, including Helena Doe-Knuckles, Selena Polson Mappy, Jacqueline M. Capehart, Lwuopu G. Kandakai and Macaetoh P. Wreh Togba will be chasing the votes of their fellow partisans to occupy the seat of Chairperson.Betsy T. Kuoh and Patience B. Randall will be neck to neck for the seat of Vice Chairperson of the Women’s Congress, while Ophelia J. Swen- Kennedy and Danlette Tonia Dean will contest for the Secretary General spot.For the positions of Deputy Secretary General and Treasurer, Cleopatra K. Taylor and Valarie D.C. Williams will each go unopposed.The outgoing Secretary General, Wilmot Paye, will contest unopposed for the National Chairman position, while Neto Zarzar Lighe Sr. and Stephen Y. Nuefville will go against each other for the National Vice Chairman spot.Others are Omega S. Brown and Isaac F. Mannah Sr., who are poised to contest for the Vice Chairman for Governmental Affairs and Dee-Zoe Lake and J. Cole Bangalu will contest for Vice Chairman of Interparty and National Elections Commission Affairs.The position of National Deputy Secretary General will be contested for by Arthur Bestman, Patrick Tarnue Worzie and Andrea Sartee, while Ben A. Fofana, Edmund Forh Forh and Jannie Williams will chase votes for the National Treasurer seat.Meanwhile, Len Eugene Nagbe and Henry Fahnbulleh, who were both earlier disqualified from contesting the National Secretary General position, are now encouraged to reapply as the seat will be vacant because Mr. Paye is vying for the Chairmanship.Mr. Nagbe and Mr. Fahnbulleh were earlier found guilty of not paying their regular party dues.For his part, the Chairman of the Convention, Prince Moye, said the elections will be conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner void of any external interference.“There is no need for anyone vying for any position to doubt the credibility of the elections committee as we are very mindful of the fact that we are going to the 2017 legislative and presidential elections, and those to be elected will be expected to run the affairs of the party for the next six years,” Moye said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sentencing postponed in 2005 murder

first_imgDuring the trial, Deputy District Attorney Doug Herring argued Aguila shot Rubio to show off his gangster, tough-guy persona, after the two men argued. Defense Attorney Robert Conley said Aguila shot Rubio in self-defense. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Sentencing was postponed Tuesday to April 12 for a Whittier man whose boastful letter in his vehicle incriminated him in a murder. Randy Aguila, 20, was charged in a Sept. 22, 2005, slaying after authorities discovered an incriminating letter in his car when they stopped him for drunken driving. In February, a jury found Aguila guilty of manslaughter, not murder as prosecutors had sought. Aguila could face a maximum of 10 years in prison for the car-to-car shooting of Oscar Rubio, 26, of Whittier. last_img read more

Unemployment rate sees slight increase in Northeast B.C.

first_imgSince October the unemployment rate in the Northeast had been so low B.C. Stats couldn’t calculate an accurate number.  In comparison to last year, the unemployment rate in March 2014 was 8.2 per cent with 39,200 people working.Across the province the Northeast continues to have the lowest unemployment rate with Kelowna at 5.3 per cent and North Coast & Nechako at 5.2 per cent.  The region with the highest unemployment rate in B.C. is Thompson-Okanagan at 7.7.Overall the Province saw an increase in the unemployment rate from 5.8 to 6.3.- Advertisement -Across the country employment increased by 29,000 in March. That helped to keep the unemployment steady at 6.8 per cent.last_img

Coral Daily Download – Is Arsenal’s Champions League campaign over already?

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman reveals Arsenal are now out to 5/2 to reach the Champions League knockout stages after their shock defeat to Olympiacos.He also looks ahead to tonight’s European action, and reveals that Manchester United are 5/6 to beat Wolsburg at Old Trafford, while Manchester City are the same price to triumph at Borussia Mönchengladbach.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

ANOTHER FAMOUS SHOP FORCED TO CLOSE ITS DOORS

first_imgAnother historic shop on Letterkenny’s Main Street has been forced to close.Classic Casuals has been trading as a men’s clothing out for more than two decades.Before that the shop was known as the Prefect Tailor. Owner Sean Foody was a hugely well-known and respected businessman during that time.This week members of the public reacted with shock and regret at the news of the closure which took place on Saturday last.“It’s just another sign of the times. People aren’t spending money on clothes anymore but it seems so unfair.“Sean and the lads in Classic Casuals were always a pleasure to deal with. They went that extra yard to look after their customers. “They would always be pleasant when you needed anything special,” said a customer. ANOTHER FAMOUS SHOP FORCED TO CLOSE ITS DOORS was last modified: April 24th, 2012 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:Classic Casualsletterkennylast_img read more

Love doesn’t miss a thing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champUCLA throttled Western Illinois, 77-52, at Pauley Pavilion en route to another big win in front of a crowd of 8,189. Love scored 16 points and added seven rebounds. Love didn’t miss Ben Howland’s comments about his conditioning status, either. Howland made comments at his weekly press conference on Monday and said Love was at 80 percent of where he should be conditioning-wise. Love wasn’t available to weigh in with a response since he wasn’t there … until Tuesday. “I wouldn’t say I’m out of shape,” Love said after the game while signing autographs. “I know Coach Howland said that in the press. I don’t know where that came from.” What Howland said regarding Love’s conditioning was: “Compared to his optimum level? He’s not there yet. I still think he has a ways to go. I think he’s probably at 80 percent of his capacity.” Love, who said he now weighs 260 pounds and has about 12 percent body fat, agreed he was at about 80 percent. “I maybe need to drop some body fat, but other than that, I’m just playing basketball,” Love said. “It’s not like I’m running a marathon.” Yet in the next breath, Love admitted he probably needed to drop some more body fat and that he respects Howland and his advice. Love said he’s lost nine pounds in the last four weeks, and that stemmed from a meeting the two had recently. Love seemed more irked that the comments were made public than the comments themselves. “We did sit down in his office and we looked over (things) that if I want to be the best player I possibly can and I want to be a top draft pick in the future, then I’m going to have to shed some weight,” Love said. “That motivated me. That was constructive criticism. He’s just looking out for me. I’m going to take whatever he says to heart, and I’m going to try to work my butt off to shed that weight.” That conversation prompted Love, a freshman, to eat healthier. Love attributed his weight loss to diet and getting enough sleep. He joked that he’s trying to do the opposite of the freshman 15. But he didn’t seem to be joking about his displeasure over the publicity of his weight issue. “I just don’t see what justice that did for me, to tell you the truth,” Love said. Love didn’t need much conditioning on one play against Western Illinois. He grabbed a defensive rebound, turned and hurled it downcourt. Russell Westbrook didn’t have to break stride to catch the ball, nor did he have to dribble in scoring an uncontested layup. Love didn’t even have to bother running downcourt, either. The No. 8 Bruins (10-1) led by 23 points (42-19) at halftime. During a timeout with 7:42 left, many fans fled for the exits, presumably to get a jump on the drive home in the rain. Plus, UCLA had a 27-point lead at the time. Westbrook (Leuzinger High) had eight points, seven assists and two steals and Darren Collison added 12 points and three steals. Josh Shipp made just 2 of 10 shots. The Leathernecks (3-7) had only a 45-minute warmup since it took them 90 minutes to arrive in Westwood. Western Illinois shot just 33.3 percent in the first half. The Leathernecks scored just 19 points and defensively, they were equally as inept. UCLA shot 61.9 percent from the field in the first half, including 55.6 percent from 3-point range (5-for-9). The Bruins shot 52.9 percent from the field for the game and made 18 of 21 free throws, the second consecutive game that happened. But the Bruins stalled in the second half, outscoring the Leathernecks just 35-33. And UCLA and Western Illinois both had 30 rebounds, with 12 offensive boards for Western Illinois. UCLA missed all eight of its attempts in the second half. Lorenzo Mata-Real played in the second half, but he sustained a bruised left shoulder in the first half. Howland said he told him he was OK and played in the second half. jill.painter@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COLLEGE BASKETBALL: He hits all his shots, but also hears his coach’s words. By Jill Painter Staff Writer Kevin Love didn’t miss a shot against Western Illinois. He made all five of his field goal attempts and all of five of his free-throw tries on Tuesday. last_img read more

Two new theater degrees offered

first_imgVALENCIA – College of the Canyons has developed two new degree programs that will provide lower-division courses for students who plan to go on to four-year institutions and major in theater. The new programs, which include options in general theater and performance theater, begin in the spring semester. Registration is under way. The programs come more than three years after the campus’s crown jewel, the Performing Arts Center, opened on the Valencia campus. Students have been taking theater courses but couldn’t obtain their two-year degrees because no program had been developed, said Audrey Green, dean of program development and community extension. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe theater arts program focuses on the study of the creative, historical, technical and cultural aspects of performance. “And for those students who aren’t going to transfer to a four-year university, these programs will still prepare them for a number of employment options as well,” Green said. “It provides them with another opportunity, and that’s what we’re all about here at College of the Canyons, is offering students opportunity.” With roughly 400 students and about 30 course offerings, the theater department is one of the fastest-growing on campus – a trend that’s expected to continue. Developing a theater arts academic program has been a goal since the performing arts center opened in 2004, said Susan Hinshaw, chairwoman of the theater department since 1999. Hinshaw said students began registering for courses as soon as the program was announced. In addition to the two new degree programs, the department has plans to develop degree options in technical theater, directing and musical theater, and certificate programs in theater technology, theater performance, and theater management and production. For information, call Hinshaw at 661-362-3991.160Want 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

KILMACRENNAN 5K – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgThere was a huge turnout on Tuesday evening to the Kilmacrennan 5k road race and walk which took over 800 participants to its village.The weather faired early which made the event a pleasure for everyone. Johnny Patton led the 285 runners and arrived home in a time of 16:00, to break last year’s course record. Irene McFadden led the women’s race to finish in a time of 20:02.A big thank you to all our sponsors and to all participants who supported the event. Race was started by Danny Mc Daid and Noreen Mc Gettigan Organiser presented the prizes.   KILMACRENNAN 5K – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: May 15th, 2013 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:Kilmacrennan 5Kpictureslast_img read more