Fedrick Dacres, the Pan-American Games discus-throw champion, will return to Excelsior High School for tomorrow’s Big Shot Invitational. Dacres, who opened his 2017 season with a throw of 64.79 metres last Saturday in Mandeville, has produced fine efforts at the Invitational in the past. His University of the West Indies (UWI) training partner, Traves Smikle, will also be competing.Last week, at the Manchester High-Charlie Fuller Memorial in Mandeville, Dacres and Smikle started 2017 in style with the left-handed Smikle happy with his throw of 61.74 metres. Dacres, an Olympian last year in Rio de Janeiro, sailed four throws over 60 metres. His second best mark was 63.38 metres.NATION’S FINESTIn 2014, he starred at the all throws meet with a winner taped at 64.36 metres. The following year, he was even better at 66.30 metres. Both of those marks were personal bests at the time. Dacres, who has since thrown 68.02 metres, was also the winner of the discus last year.Dacres is the nation’s finest discus thrower of all time. Coached at Calabar High School and now at the UWI by Julian Robinson, he was World Youth Champion in 2011 and World Junior Champion in 2012. In 2015, he reached the World Championship final.Smikle is no slouch. He, too, is an Olympian, having worn green black and gold and competed in the 2012 Games in London. His trophy case houses a bronze medal from the 2009 World Youth Games, and he was finalist in the following year at the World Junior Championships.The Big Shot Invitational will host two-time Olympic shot put finalist Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad and Tobago and will include competitors from The Bahamas as the Blue Chip Athletics Club will be in attendance.
Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) passes the ball against New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)MIAMI — Dion Waiters will consider having surgery this offseason to repair his problematic left ankle, conceding Tuesday that it probably won’t be fully healed until such a procedure takes place.The Miami Heat guard missed his second straight game Tuesday because of a recurrence of the sprain that kept him off the floor for the final 13 games of last season. There’s no timetable for his return, though Waiters he does not expect this absence to be like the month he missed when he first sprained the ankle last March.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The ankle never fully healed, and Waiters has been dealing with it all season.“I’ve played through it, though,” Waiters said. “I’ve got to. I’m not making any excuses. It is what it is. It’s something I don’t like to talk about because there’s nothing we really can do right now but try to take care of it, get it stronger, things like that. I don’t want to be in this predicament where it’s a little tweak you’ve got to miss a decent amount just off a little tweak. That sucks.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe was adamant that surgery will not take place before the Heat season ends.“No,” Waiters said. “Hell no.” Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense The Heat have been dealing with plenty of injury woes all season. Hassan Whiteside returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing 11 games with a bone bruise in his knee, Justise Winslow remains out with a knee strain, Goran Dragic is playing through elbow pain and James Johnson missed a week with right ankle bursitis — and is now out again with a flare-up of the same problem.Plus, Rodney McGruder has yet to play this season with a stress fracture in his leg.“We believe in each other, man,” Johnson said Tuesday after some light court work, a part of his rehab. “We believe not one man makes up this team, not two of us, not three of us. And we always have enough every night. So whoever suits up, that’s enough to get the job done that night. And I firmly believe it and I know everybody who’s playing tonight and strapping up, they believe that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SMB tests Meralco Waiters is averaging 14.3 points this season for the Heat, and most of his stats are fairly comparable to a year ago — except 3-point shooting, where he was at nearly 40 percent last season and is barely at 30 percent this season.The Heat share Waiters’ optimism of a quick return to the lineup. He got hurt early in Miami’s game against Dallas on Friday on a drive in the lane where the ankle just appeared to give way, then sat out against New Orleans on Saturday and was inactive for Tuesday’s game with Orlando.“He will continue to do rehab, treatment and conditioning and see when we can get him back on the court,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I don’t think it is as bad — but I’m also not a trainer or a doctor.”Waiters considered surgery last summer, deciding against it because he would not have been ready for the start of this season. He said when the time comes he’ll discuss with his family and advisers how best to proceed.“Until I take care of it and do what I was supposed to do with it, even if I have a little sprain it’s going to be severe,” Waiters said. “I didn’t even do anything when I twisted it. I just twisted it.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES
Induction Officer, Rotarian Cllr. Oswald Tweh, inducts the new leadership of the Rotary Club of Monrovia, including President-elect Wilson Idaho and othersThe Monrovia Rotary Club on Friday, July 12, 2019, launched a year-long campaign aimed to drastically reduce pregnant women living with HIV from transmitting the virus to their unborn and born children. The exercise was held at a resort in Monrovia with an initial and projected budget of US$5,000.The project, under the theme, “HIV Mother to Child Transmission Prevention Awareness,” will be piloted at the Redemption Hospital in the Borough of New Kru Town, and might extend to other health centers, basically in slum communities in Monrovia.Rotarians from Monrovia and Sinkor, among them former Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, former Chief Justice Henry Reed Cooper, former Finance Minister David Farhat, Former Monrovia City Mayor Ophelia Hoff Saytumah, initiated the campaign by purchasing tickets for a raffle draw in support of the exercise, which was headed by the newly inducted president, Rotarian Wilson Idahor.The newly inducted spokesperson, Rotarian Christine Brooks-Jarret, said the Rotary Club of Monrovia planned to develop visual and audio awareness messages to be shared through the various media outlets, including radio, television, Facebook and WhatsApp, and other social media outlets to encourage pregnant women on the need to get tested for HIV, and how to also prevent transmission of the virus to their unborn children.An estimated between 500 to 1000 children were infected with HIV due to mother-to-child transmission.“The HIV and AIDS epidemic is a significant public health and development problem in the country. The primary modes of HIV transmission in Liberia and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa are heterosexual contact and perinatal transmission; although blood transfusion, medical transmission, and use of dirty injectable needles still occur. Without appropriate interventions, the risk of transmission, including mother-to-child transmission will continue to the next generation,” the UNAIDS, Liberia Country report said, as contained in the program sheet.In his message, the Rotarian president Idahor said through the awareness, the Club will also underwrite quick-impact community projects, and therefore, challenged Rotarians, who are more than two living in the same community to submit project proposals.“There are people who need help, and we need to give them our help, not because we have money, but because we have to serve above ourselves,” Idahor said.Rotary objectives are to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; high standards in business and professions, the application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life, and the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace.Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.The inducted officialsThose who were also inducted over the weekend are Rotarians Wilson Idahor, president; David Frankfort, vice president; Francis Karpeh, president-elect 2020-/2021; Veda Ayele Nyoth Simpson secretary; Emile Sam-Peal, treasurer; Mai Bright Urey, sergeant-at-arms; and immediate past president Rotarian Philip C. Parker, IV.The Board of Directors include Rotarians Wede Elliott-Brownell, club administration; Jemel Liverpool, service projects; Victoria Cooper-Enchia, Rotary Foundation; Tukus Ama Harris, youth service; Wede Precious Dennis, membership; and Christine Brooks-Jarret, public relations officer.Meanwhile, Rotarian Parker said a hospital oxygen plant, which generates pure oxygen in bulk amount for respiration, which was purchased at US$200,000, has been constructed at the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville, and is on test.Parker said that the plant will be finally dedicated at the end of August, this year.Rotarian Idahor then extended gratitude to members of the Rotary Club of Monrovia for the confidence the Club reposed in him by electing him to serve for the Rotarian year that runs from July to July of each year.Earlier, the induction officer, Rotarian Oswald Tweh, challenged the newly elected leadership to formulate programs to make a difference that would benefit the communities, and bring back “backsliding” Rotarians.Rotarian Tweh encouraged the Monrovia Club to tackle communities which are flooded in addition to the HIV transmission awareness.The club was founded and chartered in 1964 and was re-chartered in 2000 at the height of the country’s civil war.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
One day after the partially decomposed body of ex-Policeman Cyril Nova Persaud, 77, was pulled from the Lama Canal, D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown, a post mortem performed by Dr Nehaul Singh confirmed that the elderly man was murdered.Dead: Cyril Nova PersaudPersaud went missing on Friday last, and relatives and Police looked frantically for him, but came up empty-handed. However, on Sunday morning, Police were called to D’Urban Backlands after a body was spotted. The body was later identified as that of the missing ex-Policeman.On Monday, an autopsy revealed that he died as a result of brain haemorrhage due to multiple blunt trauma to the head, compression to the neck, blunt trauma to the abdomen and bleeding from the nostrils.Brother of the now deceased man, Peter Brahamdow told Guyana Times that based on the post-mortem report, the Police have ruled out drowning and has launched a full-fledged murder investigation. Persaud lived at Atlantic Ville, Greater Georgetown, with a relative who was detained by the Police, but was subsequently released.The dead man’s brother explained that based on the autopsy report, his brother was strangled, beaten about the body and lashed to the head.“We don’t know what to think at this point. We are working on the theory that my brother might have left his home to purchase something when he was cornered, robbed and beaten … it seems as though after the perpetrators realise that the elderly man was dead, they took his body to the canal and dump it,” the man related.In addition, he noted that more than one person might have committed the act, since his brother was someone who would put up a fight. “We are hoping the Police can do a thorough investigation that can lead to the arrest of the perpetrators,” Brahamdow told this publication in a telephone interview.The aggrieved man also stated that his brother’s identification card was missing and related at the time of the discovery, the now dead man was carrying his pension book.“This means that my brother had collected his pension and it was on him at the time he was attacked and killed… we found the book, but the ID is missing,” he related.Persaud joined the Guyana Police Force (GPF) at the age of 18. After leaving the GPF, he worked at a private company and then at the University of Guyana. Persaud was described as an easy-going person who made jokes about almost everything.He leaves to mourn his children and siblings. Police are continuing their investigations.
1 Virgil van Dijk Southampton are working on a move for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, according to sources in Italy.The Saints are in the market for a new centre-half, having sold Dejan Lovren to Liverpool for £20m earlier this summer.And, according to TMW, Van Dijk is the man new manager Ronald Koeman has identified to fill the void left by Lovren.The 23-year-old only signed for Celtic last summer, joining the Scottish champions from Dutch side Groningen for £2.6m.He enjoyed a brilliant debut season in Scottish football, culminating in him being named Celtic’s Players’ Player of the Year.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Deputy District Attorney Hoon Chun said prosecutors would seek to retry the penalty phase, in which jurors can recommend the death penalty or life in prison without parole. McGhee, the leader of the Toonerville gang in Atwater Village, was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and four of attempted murder. His autobiographical notebook of gang lyrics, in which he boasted about his crimes, proved vital in the conviction – which is not affected by the mistrial in the penalty phase. Defense attorney Franklin Peters Jr. said he believes the two jurors who opposed execution might have been moved by testimony that McGhee has raised three children and five stepchildren. “(They) felt there were some redeeming qualities of the defendant that deserves a verdict other than death,” Peters said. The murder convictions were for the Oct. 14, 1997, killing of Ronald Martin; the June 3, 2000, slaying of 16-year-old Ryan Gonzalez; and the Nov. 9, 2001, slaying of Margie Mendoza, the girlfriend of a rival gang member and a 26-year-old mother of three. In addition to his conviction of attempting to murder LAPD Officers Thomas Baker and Carlos Langarica, McGhee was found guilty of trying to kill Duane Natividad and Erica Rhee. He was acquitted of attempting to kill Pedro Sanchez and Juan Cardiel. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Convicted multiple killer Timothy Joseph McGhee might have received a reprieve on a date with the death penalty Friday when a mistrial was declared in the penalty phase of his trial. Deadlocked at 10-2 in favor of execution, an eight-man, four-woman jury concluded after almost three days of deliberations that it was deadlocked. McGhee, 34, one of Los Angeles’ most feared gang leaders with a penchant for writing rap lyrics about his killings, was convicted Oct. 25 of murdering rival gang members for control of a lucrative drug trade. In declaring a mistrial in the penalty phase, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry scheduled a Dec. 12 hearing to determine how to proceed.
I don’t want to exaggerate because it’s qarabag but Emile Smith-Rowe is better than Lionel messi— Sam (@nelsonsflick) October 4, 2018 Smith Rowe makes history Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Robert Pirès joined Arsenal in the same month as Emile Smith-Rowe’s birth (July, 2000) pic.twitter.com/03F0dLTJK4— Throwback Arsenal (@ThrowbackAFC) October 4, 2018 silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? EMILE SMITH ROWE. THE HYPE IS REAL.— Quícksílver (@DashOfBellerin) October 4, 2018 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Get in EMILE SMITH ROWE!! ONE OF OUR OWN!— – (@ArsenaIEra) October 4, 2018 huge blow Emile Smith Rowe has become the first Arsenal player born after the turn of the century to score for the Gunners.The 18-year-old, making his Europa League debut, doubled Arsenal’s lead against Qarabag in the second-half. Emile Smith-Rowe is a gem. 💎— Lacazest (@Lacazest) October 4, 2018 REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade A reminder Emile Smith-Rowe has more goals than Alexis Sanchez this season.— Alan (@305Gunner) October 4, 2018 RANKED 1 MONEY This kid will be some player @emilesmithrowe_ 1st goal. Well done mate 👏🏻👍— Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) October 4, 2018 ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won It was a goal his performance deserved. He collected the ball from another academy graduate, Alex Iwobi, before calmly slotting the ball underneath the goalkeeper.The teenager from Croydon is the youngest player to score for Arsenal in a competitive game since Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against Olympiakos in September 2011.Gunners fans on Twitter were getting well and truly pumped as their next generation of stars began to blossom. Here are the best tweets: Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED BEST OF
Desabre will lead the Cranes at AFCON 2019.Uganda Cranes head coach Sébastien Desabre has on Tuesday released the 23 players that will feature at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.There is not so many changes made by Uganda’s technical team as 14 of the players who played at the previous AFCON finals all return.Team captain Dennis Onyango, the first choice for country returns unscathed among the 23 players.The two other goalkeepers Robert Odongkara and Jamal Salim Omar Magoola, who also were in Gabon, are on the official list to Egypt.The other returning faces include Azam FC’s right back, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Simba’s Murushid Jjuuko, Joseph Ochaya of TP Mazembe, and two unattached entities in Hassan Wasswa Mawanda and Godfrey “Jajja Walu” Walusimbi who will all play at AFCON for the second successive time.The back-line has only three new faces in Ostersunds’ Brian Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi, KCCA’s Timothy Denis Awanya and Yeovil Town’s Bevis Mugabi.In midfield, the returning parties are Montreal Impact’s Mike Azira, William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India) and Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia).The new midfielders players who did not feature at AFCON 2017 are; Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska, Sweden), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda).Injury and sickness woes:Moses Waiswa’s knee concerns ruled the Vipers’ play maker out of the tournament.Another injured player left out is forward Alexis David Bbakka who features at Carlstad United in Sweden.KCCA’s Ibrahim Sadam Juma has been dogged by malaria for the previous seven days and sadly fails to make the list plus player Kirizestom Ntambi and Charles Lukwago will also not feature for the cranes.Saddam (right) is one of the 4 players dropped.Uganda Cranes played to a goal-less draw with Asian light weight opposition Turkmenistan at the New York University Stadium.Uganda will play the final build up against Cote D’Ivoire this coming Saturday, 15th June 2019 before flying to Egypt for the biennial continental showpiece.Uganda is housed in group A alongside Hosts Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe.Uganda Cranes final 23 man TeamGoalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia)Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Brian Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Un attached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Un-attached)Midfielders: Mike Azira (Montreal Impact, Canada), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska, Sweden), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda)Strikers: Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania)Comments Tags: 2019 AFCONSebastien DesabretopUganda Cranes
An email from a reader this week started by recognizing that I am always making “course corrections.” He is correct, but I prefer the word “iterate.” My willingness to confess to getting things wrong and making corrections is the measure I use to prove I am growing. If you are not changing your mind, I promise you are not growing up, waking up, or cleaning up. You have to leave the past behind, and build the person that comes after the person you are now.The writer asks if I wish I had made adjustments sooner or done some things differently. He wishes both that he had done things sooner or differently. His note ends with this question:“Do you wish you had done things differently? This question could be worded a variety of ways, but I’m trying to glean to the heart of how you process these thoughts and reflections…if you ever have them?”The Podcast QuestionA lot of podcasts on which I have been a guest have ended by asking what advice I would give to my 21-year old self. I used to answer the question with some guidance, but it never felt right to me. I was trying to provide an answer. I now answer this question the same way every time: “I wouldn’t offer him any advice at all. Every decision before and after that age brought him to this point, including all of his beautiful mistakes.”There is an absolute power in acceptance that isn’t available to those who live in the past.On Time MachinesThere is nothing I can do about the things I might have done differently. Nor can I do anything about adjustments I might have made sooner. You and I are both deprived of the option to alter the past. The exercise in itself isn’t beneficial unless you have a time machine.The way you process your experience tends to fall into one of two frames:Regret (Negative): Looking to the past to review mistakes and missteps with a sense of regret, is to view the events as unfavorable. In many cases, you see the experience as negative because of your interpretation. It is to believe the experience was devoid of any value. Maybe you have noticed that people who make excuses tend to live in the past and use this negative lens?Lessons (Positive): I’ve searched my memory while preparing to write this, and I am unable to find anything I wished I done differently or sooner without having derived some valuable lesson from it. The things I wished I’d done differently have provided me with the education to make better decisions now. The things I wished I had done sooner have taught me to take action instead of waiting. You might recognize that people who use this frame tend to use the lesson to improve their results in life?The way I process these things is to value my mistakes like I value adversity. I am as grateful for the experiences others might see as unfavorable because the mistakes, unforced errors, and adversity was of as great a benefit as much as anything. You would not be who you are now without the path that brought you here. If you are grateful for who you are now, then you have to be thankful for the path.Recently, my friend, Jeb Blount and I were talking, and he described his childhood as not being as difficult as mine. I stopped him to tell him that if I ever made him think I had a tough childhood, that is was not accurate. It’s true that I was (and still am) a feral cat as opposed to a domesticated, indoor, house cat. Of the two animals, one is free and the other a dependent.What Is Your Temporal Address“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao TzuYou have a temporal address that describes where you live. If your mind lives in either the past or the future, it is not available for the present. If your temporal address is in the past or the future, you need to fill out a change of address card and relocate to a better neighborhood.Choosing Your Future RegretsChristopher Hitchens, an intellectual and polemicist of the first order, and one the best writers in the history of the art died of esophageal cancer in 2011. In an article for Vanity Fair in the time leading up to his death, I remember him writing about “choosing your future regrets.” Not very many ideas have contained as much power or have struck me quite as hard. You are going to have them, so you should choose them carefully.If you view that through the “negative lens,” you will not recognize the value. If you consider it through the “lessons lens,” you will realize the importance of answering the most prominent questions correctly. When an interviewer asked Hitch if he would have lived without drinking, smoking, and partying had he known he was going to get cancer, he replied that he would not have, but he might have stopped a little sooner. Those decisions were his path.The Value of Lessons“Life is about execution rather than purpose.” – Nassim Nicholas TalebYou may have noticed that the way you perceive time is that it is always right now. If that is true for you, then maybe you make the present your temporal address, the place where you live. You are right now deciding what Future You is going to regret. In this regard, execution is purpose.There is nothing you can do about the past. It is inaccessible to all modifications. You can, however, derive the lessons from the past that guide you now.If you still have breath in your body, it is never too late to start. Stephen Covey published his first book when he was 54 years old. 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Pakistan continues to use Afghan Taliban as a “hedge” against India, a top US commander has told lawmakers, as he expressed America’s frustration over Islamabad’s failure to take concrete steps to deny safe havens to terrorist groups.Read it at Economic Times Related Items