10 Jamaicans for IAAF Continental Cup

first_imgTen Jamaican athletes will compete at next month’s IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava. Led by two former World Champions in Yohan Blake and Danielle Williams, the Jamaicans will be part of the Americas team that will compete against Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe contingents in a two-day team contest set for September 8 and 9. The full list contains 2011 100 metres World champion Blake; 2015 World 100m hurdles winner Williams; 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal winners Fedrick Dacres, Danielle Thomas-Dodd, Aisha Praught-Leer, and Ronald Levy; 2014 Commonwealth 400 metre queen Stephenie McPherson; new national 800m record holder Natoya Goule; sprinter Shericka Jackson; hurdler Andre Clarke; and World Cup 100 winner Tyquendo Tracey. Blake and Williams will compete in the 100m and the 100m hurdles, respectively, with Dacres in the discus; Thomas-Dodd in the shot put; Praught-Leer in the 3000m steeplechase; and Levy in the 110m hurdles. McPherson, Goule, and Clarke take aim in the 400m, 800m, and 400m hurdles. Tracey is part of the Americas 4x100m relay pool. The Americas team also includes in-form US sprinters Noah Lyles and Jenna Prandini; Olympic champions Ryan Crouser of the USA (shot), Shaunae Miller-Uibo of The Bahamas (200m), and Colombian Caterine Ibarguen (triple jump), and the last two pole vault World champions Shawn Barber of Canada and Sam Kendricks of the US. Partnering Clarke in the men’s 400 metres hurdles is Commonwealth champion Kyron McMaster from the British Virgin Islands. There were two Jamaican winners at the last Continental Cup as Veronica Campbell-Brown took the 100 and Kaliese Spencer crowned a great season by winning the 400 metres hurdles. In addition, O’Dayne Richards and Jason Morgan picked up silver and bronze medals in the shot and discus, respectively. – H.L.last_img read more

WATCH: Kawhi Leonard’s 34 not enough in Game 2

first_imgNBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga Pascal Siakam, who led the Raptors with 32 points on 14-of-17 shooting from the field in the finals opener was held to just 12 points on a 5-of-18 shooting clip.The Warriors on the other hand, had multiple players contributing led by Klay Thompson’s 25 points and Draymond Green’s all-around game.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Reed proves he still has it after latest Ironman conquest 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao LATEST STORIES Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing The 27-year-old Leonard’s efforts, however, were still not enough as the Warriors beat the Raptors, 109-104, to steal home court advantage heading into Thursday’s Game 3 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.🖐️ @kawhileonard puts up a game-high 34 PTS for the @Raptors in Game 2 of the #NBAFinals presented by @YouTubeTV. #WeTheNorth FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGame 3: Wednesday (6/5), 9:00pm/et, ABC & Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/BCvn5LtiDi— NBA (@NBA) June 3, 2019 Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks View comments NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college TORONTO, ONTARIO – JUNE 02: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors reacts late in the game against the Golden State Warriors during Game Two of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 02, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPToronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard has been on another level in the playoffs and he continued his torrid play on Monday (Manila time) in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.Leonard led all scorers with 34 points, including 16-of-16 from the free throw line, that went with 14 rebounds three days after having 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a 118-109 win in Game 1.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBNlast_img read more

Country Devils’ Disturb Health Delivery Services

first_imgThe frequent appearances of ‘country devils’ in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, are disrupting ordinary lives as well as affecting medical services at the government hospital, Dr. G. Gorbee Logan, County Chief Health Officer, has said.Dr. Gorblee said that country devils’ appearances are accompanied by wild shouts that frighten health workers and patients.He made the alarming disclosure Wednesday when he presented the situation report at a two-day Health Review Meeting with implementing partners at the Paynesville Town Hall outside Monrovia.“The Gonzippo, Beafine and Sackie clinics, for example, are always closed due to the repeated appearances of country devils and the staffs of those clinics have threatened to abandon their assignments,” Dr. Logan said.“We decided to make it a part of our report to inform authorities to meet with the county officials to find a solution which will allow our health workers to work without fear or intimidation from any source,” he said.According to traditional elders, when a Country Devil comes out of the bush, non-members of either the Poro or Sande societies hide to avoid being forcibly initiated into one of the societies for a period of three to six months. The compelling of boys and girls as well as men and women to enlistment is one of the recruitment strategies of the traditional societies which have been experiencing a low enrollment since 2012, according to sources from both Poro and Sande societies. The enlisting of non-members by force ceased after the Liberian government suspended the practice in 2014 for 90 days.But Dr. Logan said three out of 22 health centers in the county have suffered from the repeated visits of Country Devils to the towns where the clinics are located. In June 2014, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) reviewed the licenses of Poro and Sande societies, with the involvement of elders and chiefs and stated that violators would bear the full penalty of the law.The Bureau of Customs and Cultural Affairs of the MIA in collaboration with the National Council of Chiefs, Elders and Zoes urged their council members throughout the country to carry out their functions within the confines of traditional laws and guidelines governing the practices of Poro and Sande societies.However, the MIA reiterated that no Poro, Sande or Zoe conductor shall initiate any child or any student into a grove during the normal school year.“In order to avoid interference or disruption of normal school activities and the academic progress of students, no zoe shall force any child or adult male or female as well as any person into initiation in the Poro or Sande Society without the knowledge and consent of significant parents or guardians,” said the statement signed by the Chairman of the National Traditional Council of Chiefs, Elders and Zoes and approved by then Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly.It emphasized that Poro and Sande practitioners found in violation of the Ministry’s Administrative Circular No.21and 13 respectively, which contain the approved guidelines governing the practice of Poro and Sande Societies, shall be penalized in keeping with those guidelines and regulations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gor shift Ushuru title decider to Kisumu

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, November 4 – Champions Gor Mahia have moved their title decider against struggling Ushuru FC to Kisumu’s Moi Stadium on security grounds.Club Secretary General Chris Omondi confirmed the development, saying they are avoiding a repeat of what happened in Machakos a fortnight ago where a section of their fans went on rampage including a steward alleged to be on their payroll who invaded the pitch to punch Sofapaka custodian David Okello. “We have learned some people are planning to spoil our last game and cause the same scenes as we witnessed in Machakos. We have therefore decided to shift our match to Kisumu and we are in the process of informing KPL,” the Secretary General told Capital Sport Tuesday.The shift will see the Green Army return the lake side city that they fondly refer to as ‘dala’ (home) just a week after their side cruised past Muhoroni Youth 3-1, leaving them a win against Ushuru to successfully defend the title.The decider was initially scheduled for their Nairobi’s City Stadium home ground where they are yet to lose a match this season.City does not have good memories for K’Ogalo after Thika United spoiled their party when they were about to clinch their first title in 17 years on the final day of the 2012 season when they held them 1-1 to leave Tusker whom they were leading by two points to defend the title after they beat City Stars.If they emerge victorious Gor will be handed the trophy at the city where they draw massive support. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Everton name Ross Barkley in Europa League squad despite transfer links

first_img The England international is recovering from a hamstring tear Everton have included Ross Barkley in their Europa League squad despite the midfielder currently being injured and having an uncertain future at the club.The England international is recovering from a hamstring tear which is likely to keep him out for another month but after his aborted move to Chelsea on deadline day, it is debatable how much he is in manager Ronald Koeman’s plans anyway.His refusal to sign a new contract at the end of last season angered the Toffees boss, who said as the player was entering the last 12 months of his contract he would be sold.Everton thought they had achieved that on the last day of the window after accepting a £35million bid from the Londoners but despite agreeing personal terms and travelling south Barkley had second thoughts – much to the surprise of the Merseysiders.Defender Seamus Coleman, who is recovering from a broken leg, is also included as is new signing from Hajduk Split Nikola Vlasic, having featured against Everton in the play-off round. 1last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Former Premier League referee has his say on Sadio Mane red card

first_imgJon Moss was correct to dismiss Sadio Mane for the high footed challenge the Liverpool man made on Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson.That is the view of former Premier League referee Keith Hackett, who told talkSPORT Moss did everything right immediately following the collision, and applied the law by showing a straight red card.The incident occurred when a lofted pass from Joel Matip allowed Mane to beat City’s offside trap and break through on goal.However, he did not have the ball under control, and Ederson charged out of his goal, getting the first touch with a brave header. At the same time as clearing the ball, City’s summer signing was clattered by Mane – with the Senegal forward’s foot striking his neck.Moss’ decision to dismiss Mane has been widely debated, but Hackett reveals it was an undoubted red card.Speaking to the Weekend Sports Breakfast, Hackett said: “It’s a red. I’ve been Jon Moss’ biggest critic over recent years, but on this one he was in a good position, he did give himself thinking time, and he applied the law.“I think the great difficult we face is that the game has moved on. We’ve seen a change in medical care of players – there were seven minutes of time taken to attend to the player, they strapped him well and he was taken off the field – in the same way the laws have changed.“Crikey, in the ‘70s and ‘80s when I refereed there was brutality in the game!”Explaining the decision, Hackett continued: “This offence comes under serious foul play.“Any player who lunges at an opponent in challenging for the ball, using one or both legs, with excessive force, or endangers the safety of an opponent, is guilty of serious foul play.“Moss has said he’s guilty of serious foul play. He’s applied the law, he’s got it spot on and he [Mane] has to go.”Pep Guardiola’s City were one goal to the good when Mane was sent off, and went on to score four more times in an eventual 5-0 victory.last_img read more

Klopp denies disrespecting FA Cup despite making nine changes for Wolves clash

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Klopp’s dreadful FA Cup record MONEY RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Klopp’s record in the FA Cup has come under scrutiny following another early exit this season. Since taking charge of Liverpool in 2015/16, Klopp has never guided Liverpool further than the fourth round REVEALED Camaco and Jones made their debuts against Wolves Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “The intensity of the last few games gave me information it is not possible to start with the three up front.“We have been playing with a similar line-up in some really tough games.” REVEALED center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 1 Ki-Jana Hoever, the 16-year-old defender, was also introduced from the bench after just five minutes due to Dejan Lovren suffering an injury.Wolves took advantage of Liverpool’s inexperience to triumph, with Ruben Neves sealing the win with a superb long-range strike, after Divock Origi had earlier cancelled out Raul Jimenez’s opener.Jurgen Klopp irritated by talkSPORT’s Moose asking if Liverpool need another centre-backKlopp has since been accused of disrespecting the FA Cup by refusing to name his strongest team, but the German insists he was forced into most of his changes.He said: “I’m not sure what you all would have said if our centre-half situation (from the start) was Fabinho and Ki-Jana, probably a few smart people would have told me I don’t respect the competition.“It doesn’t make sense to bring a 16-year-old boy from the start but he came on and did well.“I changed a lot because we have to, not because I wanted to. “After the City game we had immediately a few players who were ill with a sore throat. Pretty much all the players who weren’t here today had little problems.“Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson were in our plans. Dejan was not in our plans, he was only supposed to be on the bench. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining REPLY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2015/16: Defeated Exeter in a third round replay before being knocked out in round four by West Ham2016/17: Defeated Plymouth in a third round replay before being knocked out in round four by Wolves2017/18: Defeated Everton in third round before being knocked out by West Brom in fourth round2018/19: Knocked out in third round with 2-1 defeat at Wolves Jurgen Klopp has defended his decision to make nine changes to Liverpool’s starting line-up for their FA Cup third round clash at Wolves – which they ended up losing.The Reds were beaten 2-1 at Molineux to be dumped out the world’s oldest cup competition, and make it back-to-back defeats after their Premier League loss to Manchester City last week.Klopp opted to rest a number of Liverpool’s regular starters – Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah were all among the substitutes – and he handed debuts to Curtis Jones and Rafael Camacho.last_img read more

Derby boss Frank Lampard addresses Chelsea rumours after play-off final defeat

first_img Getty “I’ve got two years on my contract, I’m meeting with Mel and the other meeting was nothing to do with talks or anything else.“The talks with Mel are important because we have gone on a long way  this year for different reasons.“Loan players or not, it doesn’t matter. The club and I want to keep pushing on and Mel Morris has given so much to this club and talks are crucial on all fronts.“They’re just to see where we are at and that’s where I’m at.” getty Frank Lampard has admitted he will talk with Derby County owner Mel Morris about his future.The Rams boss watched on despondently from the Wembley touchline as Aston Villa secured a return to the Premier League after a 2-1 win on Bank Holiday Monday.Defeat in the Championship Play-Off Final has definitely condemned Derby to another season in the second tier, but the futures of those associated with the club are less clear. Stars like Harry Wilson, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomouri are all expected to return to their parent clubs after loan spells, while Lampard’s future is also a mystery to fans.The former Chelsea midfielder has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge – IF the rumours surrounding Maurizio Sarri and Juventus prove to be true.However, in the wake of the defeat to Villa, the 40-year-old remained coy when discussing his future with Ian Abrahams.“Well I’m going to give you the exact same answer I gave the other day because it is true Moose,” he said. 2 Frank Lampard admitted he will talk with Derby County owner Mel Morris about his future Maurizio Sarri could be on his way to Juventus 2last_img read more

Derby owner offers support to Fulham star after alleged attack on his sister

first_img LATEST REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on 1 targets LATEST TRANSFER NEWS AND GOSSIP To the Fulham fan that decided to hit my sister at the game today and his wife who justified his action with racist remarks I hope your proud of yourself and feel like a big man. You’ll get what’s coming to you. Regardless how you felt about the result your actions are shameful🤬— Cyrus Christie (@cyruschristie) August 3, 2019Former club captain Danny Murphy vented his outrage at the incident live on talkSPORT and said he was ‘absolutely disgusted’ by the ‘unforgivable’ act.And Morris has also offered his support to Christie, who who left Derby in 2017 after making over 100 appearances during a three-season spell.Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, the Rams chief said: “I just want to make a quick shout out to Cyrus Christie, just to offer our support to Cyrus on this situation with his sister. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:04Loaded: 15.44%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:04 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Fulham are investigating the allegations Christie made in the wake of Saturday’s match Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January center_img LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti “We need to stamp these things out and do it pretty aggressively too.“My heart goes out to him and his sister. He’s a great guy and any support you can give on that cause would be greatly appreciated, I’m sure.” Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Ian Holloway has his say on fans fighting on the London UndergroundIn a statement, Fulham confirmed they have launched an investigation to find the culprits and will take ‘the strongest possible action’ should they be identified. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Derby County owner Mel Morris has offered his and the club’s support to former defender Cyrus Christie after his sister was allegedly attacked by one of his own Fulham fans over the weekend.Writing on Twitter, Christie accused a Cottagers supporter and his wife of hitting and racially abusing his sister during Fulham’s 1-0 defeat to Barnsley in their Championship opener on Saturday.last_img read more

UK insurer to launch SA subsidiary

first_img25 January 2011UK-based multinational insurer Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc is to form a new South African company, together with local management and black economic empowerment partners, as the company seeks to expand its presence in the country.The decision follows many years of trading in the country, including a three-year partnership with Glenrand MIB, which will now end following their expected takeover by a competitor.“JLT’s entry into the market underlines its belief in the growth potential of South Africa both domestically and as a hub for the African continent,” the company said in a statement this week. “JLT already has extensive experience in fast-developing markets, with growing operations in both Asia and South America.“This business will capitalise on the increasing trading between these markets and South Africa.”Access to industry specialistsThe move will provide clients with access to JLT industry specialists in areas such as construction, natural resources, marine, financial risks, life sciences and telecommunications. In addition, the new operation will also offer both facultative and treaty reinsurance capabilities.The company has already secured the services of several people with experience in the local industry – former Glenrand MIB chief executive Andrew Chislett is expected to take up the position of the new company’s CEO in September.In addition, Walter Cronje and Danny Buitendag, both of whom held senior management positions within Glenrand MIB, and Paul Turner, who was Aon Benfield’s Facultative Reinsurance Practice head in South Africa, will also join the company.Market leader aim”We aim to become a market leader in South Africa, supporting domestic insurers, enhancing access to international markets and creating a key strategic and regional hub for the JLT Group and our international network,” said Mark Drummond-Brady, JLT Group’s international chairman for risk and insurance and chairman of JLT in South Africa.“We have already received very positive feedback from potential clients and insurance companies who have strongly encouraged us to establish a presence in the region to provide a distinctive alternative for clients, engender greater competition and enhance distribution for insurers and reinsurers.”Drummond-Brady said that JLT was a committed long-term investor in South Africa, wishing to operate to the highest international standards in partnership with key management and BEE partners.Subject to regulatory approval, JLT anticipates opening its first office in Johannesburg in April.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more