Lawrence delivers for Holy Trinity

first_img MAKING EVERYONE PROUD Second-half substitute Phillon Lawrence came off the bench and inspired Holy Trinity to a 3-1 win over Waterford with a goal and an assist. The win means Holy Trinity avenged their 1-0 first round loss to the St Catherine side and lifted the Devon Anderson-coached team to joint-first with Charlie Smith 12 points, but they are second on goal difference. The defeat saw Waterford slipping to third with nine points. Second-half hero, Lawrence, who is usually a starter but was left on the bench because for tactical reasons, made an immediate impact minutes after his introduction when he latched on the a sublime ball from Shai Smith and hammered a well struck volley past Tafari Chambers in goal on 70 minutes. But the visitors were level in the 83rd minute when Richard Coates headed home from close range. However, that parity was short-lived as a minute later, Chambers spilled a corner from Jabari Howell into his own goal. Then in time added on, Holy Trinity sealed the win when Lawrence returned the favour for Smith, finding his strike partner with a superb cross field ball, which Smith stabbed home with a side foot volley. Lawrence told The Gleaner that he knew he wouldn’t start, but knew he had something “great” to offer his team on the day. “I didn’t train yesterday, but I told coach I was going to come out with something great for him and there it is, and the feeling is great, because my mommy is in the stands and the fans are here and I made them proud,” he continued. The 15-year-old Harbour View forward, who was netting his second of the season said he didn’t have the best of start to the season, but his teammates have been a great source of encouragement and his performance was his way of paying them back for their support and faith in him “When I did bad, they didn’t break me down. They lift my spirit and told me to come again. Well, I gave them back something today and I am looking for more performances like this,” he said. Anderson said Lawrence promised him to do the job and delivered. “It was a plan (not to start Lawrence) as he has been starting all season, we knew he had one in him and we saved him for crunch time and he delivered again,” he commented. In the group’s other game Charlie Smith stunned Mona 5-0. Norman Manley vs Denham Town Papine vs Ascot Kingston College vs St Mary’s College Ardenne High vs Jonathan Grant Pembroke Hall vs Haile Selassie Meadowbrook vs St Catherine Kingston Technical vs Dunoon Camperdown vs Jose Marti Wolmer’s Boys vs Edith Dalton James St Jago vs Campion College Bridgeport vs Calabar Cumberland vs Hydel (Home teams named first and all games start at 3:30 p.m.) Today’s games Eltham 0 STATHS 1 Greater Portmore 2 Tivoli 1 Tarrant 0 Excelsior 4 Holy Trinity 3 Waterford 1 Charlie Smith 5 Mona 0 Yesterday’s resultslast_img read more

Kipchoge, Cheruiyot of Kenya win at hottest London Marathon

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I ran a really beautiful race,” he said.Tola Shura Kitata of Ethiopia was second, followed by Mo Farah, who set a British record 2:06:21 in front of his home fans who lined the streets in temperatures that reached 73.8 degrees (23.2 Celsius) near the finish.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 crownWhile the race began in the southeast London district of Blackheath, the official starter for the men’s race was more than 30 miles (48 kilometer) to the west of the British capital. Queen Elizabeth II pushed the start button in front of Windsor Castle.The race ended in front of the monarch’s London residence — Buckingham Palace. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Cheruiyot, the Olympic 5,000-meter champion, crossed the line in 2:18:31 seconds to win at her second attempt. Fellow Kenyan, Brigid Kosgei, was 1 minute, 42 seconds further back and Tadelech Bekele of Ethiopia was third.There was a home success with David Weir winning the men’s wheelchair race for an eighth time after a sprint finish.The 38-year-old Weir clocked 1:31:15 to beat Marcel Hug of Switzerland into second place, while Daniel Romanchuk of the United States was third.Madison de Rozario of Australia won the women’s wheelchair race for the first time ahead of four-time champion Tatyana McFadden, whose fellow American, Susannah Scaroni, was third.ADVERTISEMENT Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge reacts after crossing the finish line to win the Men’s race in the London Marathon in central London, Sunday, April 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON — The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women’s race on Sunday.The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 27 seconds to add to the Olympic champion’s wins in the British capital in 2015 and 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Filoil: San Beda pips NU Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

UBA Celebrates ‘Africa Day’

first_imgThe Snapper Hill Headquarters of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) was yesterday a scene of celebration when the bank’s employees, well dressed in African attire of various types put on a lively show in observance of Africa Day (formerly Africa Liberation Day), celebrated on May 25 each year.  The UBA celebration, which began as early as 8:00 a.m. prior to opening for business, included captivating drumming and dancing by the attractively dressed employees, perhaps the only ones giving the day any sense of festivity and African culture.  Africa Day is celebrated annually on May 25 to mark the determination of the people of Africa to liberate the continent from foreign domination and exploitation.Writes C.Y. Kwanue; photos by Lindiwé KhumaloShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mother who “sold” teenage daughters for sex to appear in court

first_img– charges to be laid in relation to trafficking in personsThe mother who allegedly sold her two teenaged daughters to men to satisfy those men’s sexual pleasures is expected to be slapped with trafficking-in-persons’ charges, and will be arraigned in court before the end of this week.Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) Director Ann GreeneShe will face charges related to trafficking in persons, since she is said to have taken and invited several men to her home to have sex with her daughters in return for money. This was confirmed by a senior rank in Police ‘C’ Division (East Coast).It was reported that while the girls’ mother was in Police custody, she revealed the identities of the men who had paid her to have sex with her daughters. Police are still on the hunt for those men she had pointed out.Guyana Times reported that the two girls had escaped from their home and had gone to the Police station, where they related their ordeal.A Police source has confirmed that the woman would be present in the same room, looking on as the men engage in sexual activities with her daughters, after which she would collect payment for the activities.“The girls said (that) whenever guys come in their home for sex, their mother sits there and looks at them… and then they give her some money and then she lets the guys sleep with the children the whole night,” the Police source added.It was further disclosed that based on the allegations of the teenagers, their mother had been using them as sex slaves for quite some time.The two teens, aged 13 and 14, were handed over to the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA).Director of that agency, Ann Greene, has confirmed that the two girls are in the custody of the State, and are receiving the requisite care and medical treatment. She explained that as soon as she had been notified about the matter, she had immediately arranged for the sisters to be transported from that ECD Police station to a safe house.The two teenagers were medically examined and given the necessary treatment, and are being constantly counselled.last_img read more

Owls beat Mounties in battle of unbeatens

first_img“For our girls, this is huge,” said Citrus coach Jackie Boxley, who noted that many of her players grew up playing with some of Mt. SAC’s players. “They were fired up all week. They just showed a lot of heart.” Mt. SAC (6-1), the defending champions and the No. 1-ranked junior college team in the state, took its first loss of the season. “It was a competitive game,” Mounties coach Kelly Ford said. “Citrus brought their `A’ game today. I don’t think we played bad. It was just that we got on the short end of the stick in the end.” Citrus went ahead with two outs in the sixth when sophomore Jessica Alvarez smacked a line drive that glanced off second baseman Chelsea Coffman’s glove for a single, scoring Caitlin Tolan from second base for a 2-1 lead. Sophomore Kristine Escujuri added some insurance two batters later, launching a double to deep right field that brought in Alvarez and Carolina Betancourt, who rolled over the top of catcher Nichole Whaley to beat the throw at the plate. The Mounties refused to give in, scoring two runs in the seventh when freshman Randie Baldwin lined a sharp grounder off the foot of shortstop Melanie Hansen with two outs. But Citrus pitcher Corinne Milligan ended the threat by getting opposing pitcher Mandy Pongs to fly out to left field for the final out. WALNUT – In a battle of unbeaten softball teams, Citrus College proved its tenacity with a gritty victory over top-ranked Mt. San Antonio College on Thursday, prevailing 4-3. The visiting Owls (3-0) broke open a tie game with three runs in the top of the sixth inning for a 4-1 lead, and it turned out to be just enough when a Mounties rally in the bottom of the seventh fell short. center_img Both Milligan and Pongs went the distance and were particularly effective early in the game. Milligan, a sophomore who was the 2006 Western State Conference Pitcher of the Year, had seven strikeouts. Both teams are already on their way toward strong seasons, and the Mounties don’t expect to have any trouble putting the loss behind them. “This is going to propel us, this is going to inspire us,” Ford said of the loss. “That’s the great thing about this team.” Southern California (626) 962-8811 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

King James eyes history after points milestone

first_imgWith that scoring milestone passed, few would bet against James ultimately finishing his career as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and overtaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the current points leader with 38,387.To do that, James will need to play another five seasons and average around 20 points per game. Provided he stays free of injury — and James has been one of the most durable players in the NBA during his glittering 14-year career — that points total is well within reach.Long-time friend and team-mate Dwyane Wade is certain that James will finish his career as either first or second on the points list.“I’ve always said I think he will end (No.) 1 or 2,” Wade said this week.“By knowing his drive, I think from there it’s just about his health and as he’s getting older how much he wants to go and try to get that. I think he will.“Once he looks at it and says, ‘That’s only 8,000 away at some point let me see what I can do,’ I think he will try to go get it.”– ‘A special moment’ –James, meanwhile, who has always made it clear that he places championships above personal milestones, nevertheless took a moment to reflect on his entry to the 30,000 club, which until Tuesday contained just six other players — Abdul Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Dirk Nowitzki.“Just a special moment,” James said. “I just started thinking about everything.After signing a three-year $100 million contract in 2016, James (R) has an opt out in 2018, which has fuelled speculation that he may seek pastures new © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Ronald Cortes“My journey from being a kid who first picked up a basketball when I was 5 years old to first playing organized basketball when I was 9 all the way up to this point.“I give a lot of thanks to a lot of people. It’s something I never set out to do.”While Abdul-Jabbar’s points record could one day be in his sights, James would prefer to boost his tally of NBA titles.So far he remains stuck on three, and his finished on the losing side in the NBA Finals five times. That contrasts sharply with Jordan, who won all six of his NBA Finals during the Chicago Bulls dynasty.– Chasing a ghost –“My motivation,” James said in a 2016 interview, “is this ghost I’m chasing. The ghost played in Chicago.”So far this season, it looks likely that James will have to wait for his fourth NBA championship: Cleveland’s campaign has been blown off course in recent weeks, with the team losing 10 of their last 13 games.More worryingly, a steady stream of headlines from the Cavaliers locker room has painted a picture of in-fighting and discord behind the scenes.Cleveland remain third in the Eastern Conference standings so are firmly in the playoff picture.And while James’ personal stats are impressive — averaging 26.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 8.6 assists — they have not necessarily helped the Cavaliers.For the first time in his career, his team have fared better when he is not on the court, with a differential of +3.7 points compared to -1.1 points when he is playing.After signing a three-year $100 million contract in 2016, James (R) has an opt out in 2018, which has fuelled speculation that he may seek pastures new © AFP / Jonathan STOREYIf Cleveland continue to struggle, it could ultimately lead to a second departure from the Cavaliers. After signing a three-year $100 million contract in 2016, James has an opt out this year, which has fuelled speculation that he may seek pastures new.His purchase of a second mansion in Los Angeles last month has prompted talk of a possible move to the Lakers, who are struggling to recapture former glories after years at the foot of the Western Conference.In the short-term however, a move to the Lakers is unlikely to get James closer to his goal of another championship ring.That reality could tempt James into looking towards a more established franchise, with the Houston Rockets touted as one possible option.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers acknowledges the crowd after hitting his 30,001 point during game against the San Antonio Spurs on January 23, 2018 © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Ronald CortesLOS ANGELES, United States, Jan 24 – LeBron James added another impressive entry to his bulging collection of assorted records and statistical milestones on Tuesday after becoming the youngest player in NBA history to amass 30,000 points.The 33-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers superstar had firmly established his place in the pantheon of basketball greats long before he sank the 20-foot jump shot at the end of the first quarter of his team’s 114-102 loss to San Antonio.last_img read more


first_imgIT’S CHRISTMAS! This Saturday, Santa Claus and the Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to Kilmacrennan. The children from all the National Schools in the locality – will come together to light up the village.  It promises to be a magical night – that will get you in the mood for the festive season.It all kicks-off at the Town Hall at 8pm – and there will be loads of surprises on the night.The big attractions are the Coca-Cola truck and of course the main man himself – SANTA CLAUS!The night will be compered by DJ Pauric Hilferty – and every child will get a gift on the night. HOLIDAYS ARE COMING! COCA-COLA CHRISTMAS TRUCK IN KILMACRENNAN was last modified: December 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas lightsChristmas truckCoca ColaKilmacreenanlast_img read more

Giving athletes a place to tumble

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – It was Chris Waller’s determination that led him to the 1992 Olympics, and now he’s using that same drive to develop a gym to train others for world-class competitions. Waller and wife Cindy own Wallers’ GymJam Academy and are raising $50,000 to build an in-ground training pit where athletes can flip, twist and vault their way to award-winning routines. They’ve raised $10,000 already. “In order to take it to the next level and be competitive with the best gyms in the world, we need to do some renovations,” said Chris Waller, who took fifth place in the pommel horse competition at the Olympics. The pit is actually a big hole dug through the foundation 6 feet deep, 20 feet wide and 18 feet long, then sealed with concrete. A trampoline bed is then installed about 4 feet down into the pit. It all takes place from 6-8 p.m. June 10 at Wallers’ GymJam Academy, 26515 Ruether Ave. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe feature allows gymnasts to learn new techniques and land safely until their skills are mastered and they can perform the stunts on the regular floor or other equipment. Waller said athletes practice their most difficult skills in the pit most of the time and as competitions draw near, they take the routines to the floor. The pit lets gymnasts train without taking a pounding on a hard surface. But the pit isn’t just for Olympic hopefuls. It’s used by gymnasts of all levels to develop their skills and to work their way up to larger challenges. Classes at the facility start at age 2 and go through adult. After his Olympic appearance, Waller turned to coaching and trains others vying for a shot at the gold. One gymnast who came his way was Mohini Bhardwaj. The UCLA graduate won a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics in the women’s team competition. Today she’s a coach at Waller’s gym. When the Wallers have their fundraiser next month, Bhardwaj and other former Olympians, such as Kristen Maloney and Canada’s Kate Richardson, will perform stunts in a performance along with students from the GymJam team. last_img read more


first_imgLyit hurlers defeated university of Ulster Coleraine Monday night in Coleraine 2.15 to 2.14 in the quarter final of Championship.Lyit depleted by sickness and injuries started slowly and after 10 minutes were down 1.03 to a point.From then on Lyit began to get control of midfield as Conor Harkin (Burt) David Whyte (Mac Cumhaills) took over. Great scores from Sean McVeigh(St Eunan’s) and Conor Canty (Mayo) brought Lyit back into the game and approaching half time Lyit had created a six point lead only for Coleraine to score a goal right on half time to cut their deficit to three points.Coleraine started well in the second half cutting lyit lead to a single point. Lyit began to tire as Coleraine threw in fresh legs.Lyit then lost their Centre back to a second yellow card but this revitalized the Letterkenny lads. Lyit fought for every ball. The full and half back line won ball after ball with Bernard McMenamin (Mac Cumhaills) and Mark Diver (Carndonagh) prominent.Brilliant scores from mc Veigh and Canty kept Lyit in the lead. Coleraine battled gamely throughout but desperate last ditch tackling from the full back line prevented them from scoring the goal they required. Lyit now play university of Ulster Magee in the Semifinal details to be confirmed.  LYIT HURLERS DEFEAT COLERAINE TO LAND SEMI-FINAL CLASH WITH MAGEE was last modified: February 16th, 2016 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)last_img read more