Bailey backs Thompson for greatness

first_imgAthens Olympics sprint relay gold medallist Aileen Bailey has described 2016 RJR Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year nominee Elaine Thompson as an amazing young lady.Bailey believes that Thompson will do well in the future and that she could be the spearhead of Jamaican sprinting when six-time Olympic winner Usain Bolt retires.An Olympic 100 and 200 metres finalist herself in 2004, Bailey has high praise for Thompson and her achievements in 2016. During an interview earlier this week, Bailey said: “She’s been doing well and representing us well and I just wish the best for her.”Thompson sprinted to an undefeated season in the 100m, equalling Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce’s national record of 10.70 seconds in the process and taking gold at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Though she lost a couple of races over 200 metres, she led the world with her Olympic gold medal-winning time of 21.78 seconds. Thompson’s super Olympic campaign has earned her a nomination for the prestigious Sportswoman of the Year award.She has already been voted the 2016 International Female Athlete of the Year by readers of the British journal, ATHLETICS WEEKLY.”Based on her build, she reminds me of Usain,” Bailey continued to assess, “how they cover ground and everything like that”. The 2004 and 2008 Olympian is certain that good things lie ahead for the 24-year-old Thompson.”She’s being guided by Mr Francis, so she’ll definitely do well,” Bailey said in a reference to MVP coach Stephen Francis.”I feel that this year, all our national records in the sprints are going to be gone,” she predicted, “because she’s an amazing young lady.” Jamaica’s national 200-metre record stands at 21.64 seconds. That’s just 0.02 quicker than Thompson’s personal best of 21.66 seconds.The existing mark was set by Merlene Ottey in 1991.In addition to that, Bailey thinks Thompson could be Jamaica’s big star of the post-Bolt era. “It could be,” she envisaged, “Bolt is going out, so she could be the replacement that we need.”Thompson was among the nominees for the 2015 Sportswoman of the Year award won by Fraser-Pryce. Swimmer Alia Atkinson and 400 metres runner Shericka Jackson, cricketer Stafanie Taylor and Fraser-Pryce complete the list of nominees for the award this time around.last_img read more

Three Jamaicans to get chance to attend Bolt’s final Champs

first_imgAs the country prepares, yet again, to celebrate its glory on the track, JN Bank will be making the dreams of three Jamaicans and their guests come true with all-expense-paid trips to the 16th IAAF World Championships in London, England, August 4-13.The event will be the final World Championship performance for the legendary Usain Bolt, who will run the 100 metres at the meet. The many-time World Championship gold medalist is set to retire following this meet.”This is not just another prize,” remarked Saniah Spencer, JN Bank’s senior manager of marketing and product development.” This could lead to the moment of a lifetime!”No other Jamaican, or any man in the world, has achieved the success and athletic glory that Usain Bolt has in track and field. Therefore, this is a major opportunity to become a part of a very significant aspect of global track and field and international sports history,” Spencer declared.Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, holds the world record in the 100 and 200 metres with a lightning 9.58 in the 100 metres, and 19.19 over 200m.HOW TO QUALIFYSpencer explained that to get an opportunity to win a trip to the World Championships, the lucky JN member will only need to apply for and activate a JN Visa credit card, or transfer their current credit card balance to a JN Visa card.”In addition, they should also make a minimum purchase of $10,000, or its equivalent in US dollars. This includes GCT payments,” explained Spencer.The promotion, which commenced on April 18, will run until June 30.”Track and field is a very important part of our cultural history and our identity as a nation, therefore, we saw this as an international event, which our people should have a chance to witness for themselves,” she added.The company, which for a long time sponsored the Jamaica International Invitational meet and the Eastern Secondary Schools’ Sports Association Championship, has, in recent years, partnered with organisations representing Bolt, including the Racers Track Club. JN Bank will maintain its headline sponsorship of the JN Racers Grand Prix, to be held at the National Stadium, June 10.”While these partnerships have resulted in developing the sport, they have also assisted with developing communities,” Spencer added, underscoring the millions of dollars JN Bank has raised through the JN Foundation’s Heroes Run/Walk for charity, in partnership with the Usain Bolt Foundation over the past three years.last_img read more

Pacquiao: Matthysse favorite

first_imgDespite his popularity and credentials, Manny Pacquiao believes Lucas Matthysse will be the favorite when they dispute the Argentine’s World Boxing Association welterweight crown on July 15 (July 14 in the US) in Kuala Lumpur.“I’m the underdog in this fight but I’m used to it. It serves as a big motivation for me to train and fight hard to win the crown,” Pacquiao, the sport’s only eight-division world champion, told AFP news agency.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “It’s on! Can’t wait to challenge Lucas Matthysse for another world title on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia—July 14 US time #Pacmanisback.”Malaysia was misspelled Malyasia in both instances.Originally set for June 24, Pacquiao-Matthysse was moved to July 15 because of the Muslim fasting period Ramadan, which is set May 16 to June 14 this year.The Philippine senator said he’s bracing for a tough fight, Matthysse being a knockout artist. He has started light training to shed off ring rust.Though Pacquiao was also known for his punching prowess, the future Hall of Famer with a 59-win (38 knockouts), 7-loss, 2-draw record has failed to knock out an opponent since 2009.ADVERTISEMENT Matthysse totes a 39-4 win-loss slate with 36 KOs. —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matthysse took the vacant 147-pound title with a unanimous decision over Thai Teerachai Sithmorseng in January, while Pacquiao yielded the World Boxing Organization welterweight belt to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane last July.The showdown between the two aging warriors—Pacquiao is 39 and Matthysse 35—was confirmed by both camps via social media on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Signed, sealed and delivered: Proud to officially announce that WBA welterweight world champion @MatthysseLucas will put his title on the line against @mannypacquiao in Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia on Saturday night July 14 (US time),” wrote Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions who handles Matthysse, on his Twitter account.Pacquiao responded though his Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. Superal targets third straight LPGT crown LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismlast_img read more

Co.Z Launches New Album with Tour

first_imgCozea Naagon Gwaikolo, better known as CoZ, gained his top Rap Dog status when he featured alongside Hip-Co’s finest Luckay Buckay in the remix track “Rude Boy”. His lyrical style, not to mention his flow, gave the audience the notion that he would be LIB’s next top rap plague.  He’s no ordinary up-coming musician who just walked into the music industry without a clue as to how music is made. This cat has been in the motion of rapping for quite a while, twelve years to be precise.Ironically, CoZ was able to show his versatile compositions in two tracks that visually showed two sides of the unique rapper, years before he was vastly recognized.His new debut album State of the Union, CoZ has tracks such as “Coco” ft Pitty D’ Best and “Africa” ft JB Soul Fresh that sounds off a man who is evidently torn between English and Colloqua, a lyrical style he creates consciously in his songs.“I’m doing this for Liberia so that everyone can understand it,” CoZ stated in a previous article.“On fire” produced by 231 of Kels Records, was a track that showed a more aggressive character rapping with a more hard-core touch.Then there was “free”, a song inspired by Hon. Kau Kidau Joseph who is a musical representation of the history of Liberia. Again featuring Buckay and entertainer King Kong, the track showed CoZ in a more sincere way, pleading to his audience about the worth of having mental freedom.Years later, CoZ now finds himself nestled in the music industry safely, having worked with almost all of Liberia’s leading Hip-Co artists.Though being a Hip-Hop artist in Liberia is a bit frustrating, due to the fact that colloqua is Liberia’s vernacular, while Hip-Hop is in standard English. CoZ has managed to no doubt keep his head above water by simply accepting what he cannot change, the fact that Liberia is Liberia.Joining with numerous Hip-Co artists such as Pitty d’Best, Nasseman and a few others, he has been able to use his experience to formulate a newer style and approach in his flows.With a wide audience and many eagerly anticipating his debut album, CoZ has a tour schedule planned to jump off starting Jan 25, 2014 at ELWA Junction through March 14, 2014 ending at Stella Maris. His fans and well wishers will have a chance to see him perform some of his greatest tracks like “Saturday” ft Sweetz, “Don’t You Cry” ft Scientific and “Fight” featuring Phaze live.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt paving way for locals to be exploited by foreign investors – GPTWU

first_imgIn light of Government not paying heed to retired workers who are owed pensions by them as a result of the privatisation of the Guyana Telephone Company (GTC) back in 1990 to the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T), the Guyana Postal and Telecommunications Workers Union (GPTWU) believes that the Administration is paving the way for local workers to be exploited by foreign investors.“This situation is a bad message that our Government is sending to the foreign investors. They may want to say that if our Government is treating us this way they can do the same to their employees,” an executive member of the association, David Wallace said.He made those remarks during a press conference held at the Union’s East Street, Georgetown office on Tuesday.Guyana Times had inadvertently quoted Wallace as saying that “…the Government is continuing to paint a bad image of themselves to investors with this particular situation, as many may fear to invest in the country due to their fear of how they might be treated later on”.last_img read more

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP Chadwick maintains its focus

first_img“We kept our focus the whole game and never let up,” Mavredakis said. Defensively, Chadwick surrendered only 23 total yards to St. Monica, which didn’t get a first down until the last minute of the game. “Obviously, it was a one-sided game,” Chadwick coach Gary Willison said. “What I was really happy about was how well our defense played.” – Geoffrey Nielsen Brown wins it for Waves South Bay Lutheran scored a touchdown and added a two-point conversion in the final minutes to defeat host Avalon, 51-50, in Catalina. Avalon (4-1) led, 50-43, but South Bay Lutheran’s Elijah Brown scored on a 9-yard touchdown run. South Bay Lutheran (5-0) decided to go for the win and took the lead on a Brown two-point conversion run. Avalon led, 36-29, at halftime, but South Bay Lutheran took the lead when Tyrod Anderson opened the second half with a 46-yard kick return touchdown. Avalon responded with two more touchdowns, but Brown, who rushed 14 times for 150 yards and four touchdowns took over in the fourth quarter, opening the quarter with a 60-yard touchdown run and scoring on the game winning 9-yard run. Rolling Hills Prep rallies Jacob Serrano threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Green with two seconds left, and Rolling Hills Prep rallied for a 12-12 tie with visiting Joshua Springs in a nonleague game. Kicking woes plagued both teams all afternoon, and Rolling Hills (4-0-1) missed the extra-point attempt that would have won the game. The Huskies had to settle for a tie with Southern California’s top-ranked eight-man program. It was the fourth missed extra point of the game between the two squads. Rolling Hills got possession for its game-winning score after Joshua Springs (4-0-1) came up short on a fourth-and-3 with a little more than a minute left in the game. Serrano finished 16-for-22 for 154 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Instead of going around him, Mavredakis hurdled over a teammate on his way to a 45-yard touchdown. On the third punt, St. Monica decided to kick away from Mavredakis, so far away in fact that the ball sailed over the fence and out of the stadium. “I thought we played excellent,” Mavredakis said. “We sometimes have a problem of playing to the level of competition and today I think we kept our focus throughout the game.” Magee had an efficient, productive afternoon, completing 12 of 13 passes for 188 yards and the six touchdowns. Magee’s favorite target was Tim Watson, who had five catches for 113 yards and three touchdowns. From staff reports Andy Magee threw six touchdown passes and George Mavredakis had 285 all-purpose yards and a pair of punt returns for touchdowns as Chadwick scored on every possession in a 70-0 nonleague drubbing of St. Monica on Saturday afternoon at Chadwick. Chadwick improved to 4-0; St. Monica is 0-4. After returning the first punt 75 yards for a touchdown, Mavredakis took the second punt, faked to the left, then quickly cut back to the right, directly into the path of one of his own players. last_img read more

Reading 0-0 Leeds: Dull draw maintains winless records for both sides

first_img Sam Byram and Jordan Obita 1 Reading and Leeds were equally poor as they played out a goalless draw in a contest devoid of any meaningful incidents.The Royals have failed to win a Sky Bet Championship game at the Madejski Stadium since March, a sequence spanning six matches.Leeds were similarly uninspired, though Chris Wood almost won it for them near the end with a shot from long distance that flew narrowly over.Leeds were a shade fortunate to escape unscathed in only the second minute, when captain Sol Bamba brought down Hal Robson-Kanu on the edge of the area.As Robson-Kanu had been veering away from goal, referee Chris Kavanagh deemed the foul worthy of only a yellow card. From the free-kick, Oliver Norwood sent a weak effort straight into the arms of Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.Leeds offered little going forward, with Stuart Dallas failing to muster enough power from a 20-yard drive to trouble home goalkeeper Jonathan Bond.last_img read more

Vatican will publish Knights Templar trial

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.They include a 14th-century parchment showing that Pope Clement V initially absolved the Templar leaders of heresy, though he did find them guilty of immorality and planned to reform the order, according to the Vatican archives Web site. But pressured by King Philip IV of France, Clement later reversed his decision and suppressed the order in 1312. Only 799 copies of the 300-page volume, Processus Contra Templarios – Latin for Trial against the Templars – are for sale, said Scrinium publishing house, which prints documents from the Vatican’s secret archives. Each will cost $8,377, the publisher said Friday. An 800th copy will go to Pope Benedict XVI, said Barbara Frale, the researcher who found the long-overlooked parchment tucked away in the archives in 2001. The Knights Templar, which ultimately disappeared because of the heresy scandal, recently captivated the imagination of readers of the best-seller The Da Vinci Code, which linked the order to the legend of the Holy Grail. By Frances D’Emilio THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VATICAN CITY – It’s not the Holy Grail, but for fans of The Da Vinci Code and its tantalizing story line about the Knights Templar, it could be the next best thing. Ignored for centuries, documents about the heresy trial of the ancient Christian order discovered in the Vatican’s secret archives are being published in a limited edition – with an $8,377 price tag. The new Vatican work reproduces the entire documentation of the papal hearings convened after Philip IV of France arrested and tortured Templar leaders in 1307 on charges of heresy and immorality. 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

LADIES GAA: DONEGAL OUT-CLASSED BY CORK IN ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL

first_imgDONEGAL LADIES GAACork 8-27 Donegal 0-02DONEGAL Ladies were out-classed in the Football All-Ireland Senior Championship quarter-final at Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon today, losing by 49 points.The Donegal side were without the McLaughlin sisters due to a family wedding, but even had they played it would be hard to see how they could have beaten what is the best side in Ireland. All-Ireland champions Cork raced ahead from as early as the first minute when Nollaig Cleary scored a goal.Donegal’s Roisín Friel responded with a point, but Ciara O’Sullivan went up the other end and scored another goal.Kate Kearney added a second point for Donegal but Cork were simply too good and went in 3-13 to 0-2 at half-time.But if the first half was bad, the second was worse as Ní Bhuacha, Mulcahy and O’Sullivan scored goal with Cleary hitting her third. Donegal Ladies failed to score in the second period, so it’s back to the drawing board for the girls.Scorers for Cork: N Cleary 3-4, V Mulcahy 2-6 (1-0 penalty, 0-2f), D O’Sullivan 1-4, R Ní Bhuachalla 1-3, C O’Sullivan 1-2, L MacMahon, J Murphy (0-2f) 0-3 each, G O’Flynn, O Farmer 0-1 each.Scorers for Donegal: K Kearney, R Friel 0-1 each.CORK: E Harte; AM Walsh, B Stack, D O’Reilly; B Corkery, R Buckley, G O’Flynn; J Murphy, N Kelly; A Walsh, C O’Sullivan, L MacMahon; N Cleary, V Mulcahy, G Kearney.Subs: O Farmer for A Walsh, R Ní Bhuachalla for Kearney (both half-time), A Barrett for Corkery (37), D O’Sullivan for Murphy (40). DONEGAL: N Mailey; O Carr, K Wilson, T Khan; T McCafferty, G Houston, A Watters; E Gallagher, A McDonnell; K Kearney, K Guthrie, R Friel; R Curran, CD Shovlin, K Feeney.Subs: A McDonnell for Khan (18), R Boyle for Curran (43), O Furlong for Feeney (47), B McGinty for Houston (51).Referee: G Corrigan (Down).LADIES GAA: DONEGAL OUT-CLASSED BY CORK IN ALL-IRELAND QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: August 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

Robbery spree ends in arrest of four

first_img “That’s not a regular occurrence, where suspects commit a string of robberies and we’re lucky enough to get a license plate number,” said Detective Mike Stangland, robbery coordinator for LAPD’s Devonshire area. “In this case we did, and it resulted in their quick apprehension.” The spree began about 10:30 p.m., Stangland said, with one or two of the suspects going into the stores while their partners waited outside. Inside, the suspects waited in line like other customers, then pulled a gun when they got to the cash register. The robbers hit quickly, going from store to store. “You could hear the robberies, the broadcasts (over the police radio), occurring after each one,” Stangland said. “The officers were aware of the fact that it sounded pretty much like the same group of suspects.” Police are investigating to see if the suspects may be responsible for other robberies in the area, Stangland said. VAN NUYS – A two-hour crime spree across the western San Fernando Valley ended early Tuesday when police arrested two young men and two teenagers on suspicion of armed robbery, officials said. Zaniere Kowlessar, 19, and Albert Torres, 18, were being held at Devonshire Jail on $100,000 bail. Two juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were being held at Sylmar Juvenile Hall, officials said. Police believe the four robbed three 7-Eleven stores, two Arco am/pm markets and a liquor store in less than two hours, taking a total of $2,200 in cash. During one of the robberies, a witness saw the license plate of the car driven by the suspects. A patrol car spotted the vehicle at the corner of Covello Street and Jellico Avenue in Van Nuys about 12:25 p.m., officials said. Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com 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