Targets to add excitement in Toyota Jamaica 100

first_imgMotor vehicle dealers Toyota Jamaica will today seek to rev up the Toyota Jamaica 100 Sporting Clays at the Jamaica Skeet Club, located at the Portmore Range in St Catherine. Today’s event will see a number of Jamaica’s leading shooters, top upcoming juniors, and respective class contenders square off for prizes and bragging rights. Registration is scheduled to run from 9-10:15 a.m., which will be followed by a 10:30 shotgun start. Today’s entry fee is $1,000, while women and juniors are slated to compete free. Jamaica Skeet Club president Khaleel Azan is expecting a family-styled fun day with intense rivalries, keen competition, and a memorable staging from organisers Toyota Jamaica. “The course manager is Errol Ziadie, and he hopes to have 15 stations with some interesting targets, having just returned from some overseas shoots,” he said of what is expected to be an entertaining day of keen competition. Azan added that they are hoping to have new traps and new towers ready for today’s shoot, which should help to make the competition more compact and memorable.last_img read more

12 Jakarta sport venues for Asian Games inaugurated

first_img“Indonesia is out of the ordinary […] people are always pessimistic about us, they think we’ll fail […] but we don’t,” he said, referring to how the city is rushing to complete multiple infrastructure projects ahead of the 18th Asiad.The 10 renovation projects only began in November 2017, while the JIBT was developed from January to July this year and the JIBA from April to July.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The renovation cost of the 10 sport centers was Rp 35.8 billion (US$ 2.4 million). The development of the JIBT and the JIBA was worth Rp 27 billion and Rp 39.3 billion respectively.The governor claimed that the new BMX and baseball stadiums are world class. The BMX stadium reportedly achieved top “Class 1” certification from the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) — the world governing body for sports cycling — while the new baseball stadium is “the best in Indonesia, even better than the one in Bung Karno Sports Stadium [GBK]”. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Usain Bolt’s only demand for playing pro-football in Australia: A black car Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew National team baseball player Rizki Ramadhan, who was present at the inauguration, differed from Anies’ enthusiasm.“It’s standard,” he told The Jakarta Post, pointing out that, while the playing field meets international standards, the stadium itself does not impress in terms of additional facilities.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left) plays baseball as part of the inauguration of the newly opened Jakarta International Baseball Arena in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on Aug. 13. THE JAKARTA POSTJAKARTA — Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan officiated on Monday 12 sporting venues ready for use for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games. Ten of the venues are renovated sport facilities, the other two —  the Jakarta International BMX Track (JIBT) and the Jakarta International Baseball Arena (JIBA) — are new.Anies inaugurated the Rp 102 billion (US$7 million) venues by symbolically signing several granite slabs at the JIBA in Rawamangun, East Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Rice blames Lebanese extremists for collapse of truce

first_imgPALO ALTO – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday blamed the apparent collapse of a truce in Lebanon on extremists trying to “sow discord” as she renewed the Bush administration’s strong support of the Lebanese government. “I certainly hope that the Lebanese government will be able to deal with these extremists,” Rice said. “It’s just another example of extremists in the Middle East who are trying to destabilize democratic governments.” Rice, who was on the second day of a trip to California, made her comments in a joint appearance with Australia’s foreign minister, Alexander Downer. In Lebanon, heavy exchanges of gunfire erupted Thursday night between Lebanese troops besieging a Palestinian refugee camp and Islamic militants holed up inside, breaking the two-day-old truce. “The Lebanese government is, I think, very much trying to do the right thing here, to protect its population against the extremists who would sow discord and instability there,” Rice said “And I think the world is speaking out in favor of the Lebanese government.” Rice and Downer spoke privately about the Middle East and a range of other issues, aides said. But their public appearances in the Silicon Valley emphasized their mutual admiration for innovation in this cradle of technology. Rice served as provost at Stanford University before joining the administration, and her visit here was the second homecoming tour on which she has led a foreign minister. In October 2005, she took British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw on a trip through her native Birmingham, Ala. Australia has been a strong supporter of the war in Iraq. The administration also values Australia’s advocacy of democracy in Indonesia and its help on other Pacific Rim issues – the reasons for the thank-you tour of California, according to Rice’s aides. The two began the day at Stanford before moving on to Hewlett-Packard Co., where Rice made it plain she intends to return to academia. Rice and Downer also took speed-limit-shattering spins in a prototype of the Tesla Roadster, a Ferrari-fast, $92,000 sports car that runs on electricity. Tesla Motors Inc. senior sales manager Tom O’Leary and Rice sped down a road at NASA’s Moffett Field research park, hitting 110 miles per hour. “This thing can move!” Rice beamed after stepping out of the car. “We expect to see great things from Tesla.” “It’s great to see the private sector coming up with initiatives like this,” Downer said of Tesla, which is backed primarily by local individual investors and venture capitalists. President George W. Bush has generally favored hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles and “flexible fuel” vehicles running on ethanol and biodiesel as potential alternatives for energy savings. Rice and Downer also lunched with Silicon Valley CEOs and visited an education program Rice and her late father helped establish 16 years ago. The Center for a New Generation offers after-school and summer programs for children in a school district about a half-hour south of San Francisco. They took several questions from a classroom of seventh- and eighth-graders, most of them black. One asked Rice what her biggest challenge had been as a black woman. “They’ll tend to look at you and underestimate you because of the color of your skin,” Rice replied. Bush’s approval rating is lower in California than in national polls, and Rice was jeered and cheered, in equal measure, as she left a San Francisco Giants baseball game Wednesday night. Her travels Thursday kept her largely inside a circle of old colleagues and political allies. Rice previously served on the Hewlett-Packard board of directors, and she was escorted inside the company’s campus here by HP Chief Executive Mark Hurd.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

Solar panel and battery stolen from Fort St. John Community Garden

first_imgSometime during the afternoon of August 6 2014, a large solar panel and the accompanying charger, which were installed on an even larger tower that the water tank sits on, were discovered missing by a gardener who regularly maintains the garden.“It breaks my heart because this is a volunteer project that about 15 different groups participate in and nobody gets paid to look after the garden,” Community Garden Coordinator, Michelle LaBoucane said. “All the money that goes into the garden, like for the tanks, solar panels, it’s all done by donations.”This is going to cause a negative affect to trickle down into the garden, as manually pumping or haling water by hand will be the only option to water the plants for the time being, and as most of the volunteers are children or seniors, the process becomes extremely strenuous to say the least.- Advertisement -The first time the garden was robbed only dates back to July 30 2014, when 3 smaller solar panel were stolen, which was not reported to police, but LaBoucane guarantees that mistake won’t be made again.“Every time something is stolen, it just takes away from another non-profit being able to do programs or services,” LaBoucane explained.If you have any information in regards to the theft of either solar panels or battery, you’re encouraged to contact LaBoucane at 250 263 9209, or the local RCMP detachment at 250 787 8100.Advertisementlast_img read more

Incredible! 10 pictures of players you will never believe are the same age

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo is 30 today.That makes the Real Madrid superstar the same age as – get this – ex-Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins!It might seem unbelievable but it’s true and there are plenty of other players who you would never know were the same age.And, for the record, we still don’t understand how Diego Costa is only 26 (check out the video below).Click the arrow above to see the players you won’t believe are the same age.Have we missed anyone? Let us know by commenting below…And take a look at this video of girls reacting to Cristiano Ronaldo, then and now…Here are girls reacting to Diego Costa’s age! 10 3. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) and Graziano Pelle (Southampton) – both 29 10 8. Danny Ings (Burnley) and Tom Carroll (Swansea on loan from Tottenham) – both 22 10 4. Lazar Markovic (Liverpool) and Calum Chambers (Arsenal) – both 20 5. Jay Spearing (Bolton) and Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – both 26 7. Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke) – both 31 10 9. Joseph Minala (Lazio) and Alen Halilovic (Barcelona) – both 18 10 10. Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – both 30 1. Ronny (Hertha Berlin) and Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – both 28 10 2. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) and Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – both – 25 6. Diego Costa (Chelsea) and Javier Hernandez (Real Madrid on loan from Man United) – both 26 10 10 10 10last_img read more

Arsenal scouts sent to watch Germany midfield star

first_img1 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger sent his scouting team to watch Bayer Leverkusen star Lars Bender in action this week.The Gunners ran the rule over the dynamic midfielder during the Bundesliga side’s first leg Champions League qualifying defeat against Lazio and were reportedly impressed enough to ponder a bid for the 26-year-old.And now it has been revealed by Tutto Mercato that Arsenal are lining up an offer in the region of £12m for the Germany international – who has four years left on his BayArena contract.It remain to be seen whether Arsene Wenger will splash the cash to sign another central midfielder but the Frenchman is thought to be concerned at his team’s defensive qualities in the middle of the park. Bayer Leverkusen star Lars Bender last_img

MAN BROKE NEIGHBOUR’S FINGER WHEN SHE COMPLAINED OF LOUD MUSIC

first_imgA man who slammed his door on his neighbour’s hand breaking her finger because she complained of loud music has been ordered to keep the peace for two years.Adrian McLaughlin appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with the assault of next-door-neighbour Angela Hegarty.McLaughlin, 46, was playing loud music at 11.45pm when Ms Hegarty called to his home at 11 Larkin Court, Letterkenny on October 8th, 2014. She asked him to keep the music down but she said he verbally abused her calling her a ‘whore’ and a ‘bastard’ and told her to stop her dogs from barking.Mr McLaughlin claimed that Ms Hegarty, of 12 Larkin Court, then tried to brush past him to speak to his partner Margaret.However she claims that he grabbed her hand, twisted it and then closed the door on her catching her finger.Mr McLaughlin said Ms Hegarty demanded to see his partner but he refused saying she was asleep.“She began pushing on the door and I grabbed it with both hands and slammed it shut. That’s the last I knew of it. I called the Gardai and the next thing I knew the Gardai had called saying they had an accusation that I broke her finger,” he said.“I never laid a hand on her. She pushed the door. She was angry and abusive. I did not call her a whore or a bastard. I did not break her finger,” he said.He added that he was ‘merry’ and not ‘paralytic’ drunk and had been drinking vodka.Judge Paul Kelly said he was satisfied that there was an assault by Mr McLaughlin on the night.He ordered the accused to keep the peace for two years and enter a bond of €250 and to stay away from Ms Hegarty.MAN BROKE NEIGHBOUR’S FINGER WHEN SHE COMPLAINED OF LOUD MUSIC was last modified: January 26th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Adrian McLaughllindonegalletterkennyMUSICneighbourlast_img read more

Ajax confirm Abdelhak Nouri has suffered ‘serious and permanent brain damage’

first_img1 Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri has suffered “serious and permanent brain damage” after collapsing during a pre-season friendly on Saturday, the Eredivisie club have announced.The 20-year-old Dutchman required emergency ambulance treatment on the field during a meeting with Werder Bremen in Zillertal, Austria and he was subsequently airlifted to hospital.Ajax, who earlier in the week revealed Nouri had experienced heart arrhythmia, tweeted on Thursday that he had been “diagnosed with serious and permanent brain damage.”A further tweet said: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his loved ones in this difficult time.”Nouri – known as ‘Appie’ – made 15 appearances for Ajax’s first team last season, including three in the Europa League, and scored on his senior debut in a 5-0 win over Willem II in the KNVB-Beker.On Monday Ajax revealed Nouri’s heart was functioning normally and appeared to be undamaged, adding that it was “too soon to say anything about his recovery, as his brain function cannot be tested properly as long as he is kept asleep.”It was then confirmed that he would be released from an artificial coma.The capital club’s opponents on Saturday, Bundesliga side Bremen, were among the first to convey their support, tweeting: “Our prayers are with him #StayStrongAppie”.A series of Eredivisie outfits and even Premier League club Bournemouth also expressed support. The official Cherries account tweeted: “Our thoughts and prayers are with him. #StayStrongAppie”.Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar, their former goalkeeper, told the club website: “This is the worst possible news. It’s terrible.“We feel enormously for his parents, siblings and other relatives. “The blow is also hard for Ajax, although we knew we might have to consider this scenario.“These have been uncertain days, and lots of people in different way have sympathised with his situation. That is greatly appreciated.“Abdelhak has such great talent, but unfortunately we will never know how far his star would have reached if this had not happened to him.”last_img read more

Injured teen finally gets to go home

first_imgSAN DIMAS — After six months of living in hospitals, 16-year-old Samantha Palumbo finally gets to go home. The night of her April 8 accident, doctors told her family she probably wouldn’t make it through the night. But today Samantha continues making improvements and is scheduled to begin what her mother calls “a somewhat normal life,” at the end of October. “This is the next stepping stone for us, and we are so happy that she will be able to have a somewhat normal life,” Diana Palumbo said. Dr. David Patterson, Samantha’s physiatrist at Casa Colina Rehabilitation Center in Pomona, said although some things continue to stand in Samantha’s way, she is now medically stable and able to start living at home. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “She’s not in a coma or a vegetative state; she is responsive, cooperative and alert, and she is doing quite well,” Patterson said. For the past few months Samantha has been undergoing three hours a day of occupational, speech and physical therapy. When she moves home in a few weeks, it will increase to six hours a day and will consist of individual and group therapies. “The support of her family and friends has really made a difference in her recovery,” Patterson said. “And I expect she will continue doing good.” But while Samantha is making a lot of progress in maintaining her balance and posture, there are other roadblocks she still needs to overcome. Aphasia, the inability to communicate, is one of the conditions Patterson said Samantha is suffering from. It has impaired her language and has affected her ability to comprehend and produce speech. “Her severe brain injury has caused a lack of verbal communication along with visual and perceptual impairments,” Patterson said. “But she still seems determined to get back to where she was.” And although Samantha is not yet able to speak, she does continue to make strides in her communication. “She initiates when she wants to get out of bed or when she is uncomfortable,” Diana Palumbo said. “She is a totally different person then she was when she first started coming here in July.” Patterson said patients like Samantha who suffer from brain injury make the most progress during the first six months after their accident and continue progressing throughout the first year of recovery. However, within five years Patterson said, recovery sometimes tends to slow down. But in Samantha’s case, her support team of family, friends, community and doctors choose to ignore those medical statistics and hope she continues on her road to recovery. “She’s only 16 and younger people do better in rehabilitation because they are still growing,” Patterson said. “Samantha is a fighter, and I know she’ll keep going.” Samantha’s April accident happened when her car hit an equestrian fence on San Dimas Avenue. Several poles plowed through her car, one broke the windshield and delivered a powerful blow to her head. Samantha would be a junior at San Dimas High School. She was a varsity cheerleader and a member of the junior varsity swim team and is the 2004 Miss California Junior National Teenager. Her friends at school said they miss Samantha every day and hope she comes back to school by her senior year. “We talk about her all the time, like if she is sitting right next to us at our table,” Nicole Zimmerman, 16, one of Samantha’s best friends, said. “We want her to get better and we hope she is able to walk with us at graduation.” — Nisha Gutierrez can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109, or by e-mail at nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.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

Warning following mink attacks in Donegal

first_imgA warning has been issued to pet owners and farmers following several mink attacks in the Donegal Town area.A number of hens have been attacked in the Drumrooske of the town, according to Animals in Need Donegal.The group is warning anyone with small pets to be vigilant for the creatures, which are an invasive species and can kill small animals that are kept outside. “Anybody with rabbits, hens, guineapig or birds aviaries need to be on the lookout and make sure all is locked up tightly,” said a spokesperson for AIN Donegal. Warning following mink attacks in Donegal was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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