Courtesy of a fast and determined anchor leg by Javauney James, St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) won the most exciting race in a rainy 40th staging of the Gibson McCook Relays.James rallied to pull STETHS ahead of St Jago High School in the boys’ 4×800 metres, to stop the clock in 7:35.08 seconds. His brilliance help his school to record the fourth fastest time in the 40-year history of the relays.St Jago slipped away when Paul Tate, STETHS’ reigning Boys’ Championships Class One 800m champion, struggled on the third leg. Tate laboured through his leg in one minute 56 seconds, a far cry from his seasonal best 1.54.94 seconds and his lifetime best of 1.52.94.To make thing worse for James, St Jago’s Class Two star Keenan Lawrence smoothly ran a 1.53.5 leg to stretch the lead over STETHS to 3.4 seconds. Then 2015 World Youth 800-metre finalist Leon Clarke looked to have an unassailable lead.LAST-MINUTE WINRemarkably, James caught him and outraced him in the last 100 metres.James finished the STETHS triumph with a storming 1.50.6 anchor. That was much faster than his personal best in the individual event of 1.53.27. The performance marked him as the favourite to add gold in Class One to the Boys’ Championship wins to those he secured in Class Two and Class Three in 2014 and 2013.He lost his Class Two crown last year to Clarke. The tall St Jago boy has seasonal and lifetime bests of 1.52.45 and 1.50.49. His Gibson McCook anchor was timed in 1.54.5.Only Kingston College, holders of the meet record at seven minutes 33.87 seconds, and STETHS have ever ran the 4x800m faster at the Gibson-McCook Relays.When KC set the record last year, STETHS were second in 7.34.78, with both teams under the old standard, set at 7.34.96 by STETHS in 1994.
The United Racehorse Trainers’ Association stages its annual raceday at Caymanas Park today, the 10-race programme featuring the URTA Trophy Restricted Stakes over 1820 metres.Seven three-year-olds will face the starter, including top contenders WILL IN CHARGE and the imported filly AWESOME DESTINY, both of whom finished heads on behind JAMAI RAJA over this trip on October 22.On that occasion, the Gary Subratie-trained AWESOME DESTINY held off WILL IN CHARGE by a neck for second, and with none of the others having the class to separate them, they should have the finish to themselves.Although AWESOME DESTINY is a bit more pacey than WILL IN CHARGE, preference is for the latter, who is set to receive 1.5kg.Trainer Robert Pearson has WILL IN CHARGE in good nick for this race, the son of Adore The Gold – Gem Lea galloping 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:09.3 easily at exercise recently.SUFFERING INTERFACEIt should be recalled that WILL IN CHARGE finished second to BIGDADDYKOOOL in the St Leger back in July and fourth to the disqualified FUTURE KING in the Derby after suffering some interference leaving the half mile.He also finished 4 1/2 lengths second to JAMAI RAJA in a fast-run 1500-metre race some months ago, and, all in all, has been pretty consistent. This gives him a distinctive edge over AWESOME DESTINY today, especially if the apprentice Hakeem Pottinger rides a patient race for the number one post position.Also on the programme is the annual renewal of the Royal Lancaster Trophy for maiden two years-olds over the round-five course, which looks tailored for AKASH, and the Frank Parham Memorial Trophy over 1200 metres.The nine-horse field for the Frank Parham Memorial includes the hot ante-post favourite MR AMBASSADOR, with leading jockey Omar Walker riding for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and ARIZONA GOLD under outgoing champion jockey Shane Ellis.MR AMBASSADOR looks the speediest in the line-up and is tipped to go wire to wire. I also like SHADE OF BEAUTY to repeat in the fourth race, STAR OF DAVID to do likewise in the sixth, and consistent WARTIME in the 10th and final.
Joshua Pacio is wary of what kind of fighter his opponent Yosuke Saruta is ahead of their world title bout in ONE: Eternal Glory on Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Pacio knows he could be in for a dogfight in just his first title defense just four months after taking the strawweight strap from another Japanese in Yoshitaka Naito.“I don’t see any weaknesses in Saruta. The more well-rounded mixed martial artist capable of mixing up strikes and takedowns would end up winning this bout. It’s just a matter of who gets to land first,” Pacio said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He mostly throws crosses and hooks, so I have to try to counter with straight punches and mix my kicks properly.”Saruta may be a replacement fighter after Naito, who was supposed to clash with Pacio in a title rematch, sustained an injury, but he propelled himself to contender status following his stunning victory over Brazilian grappling specialist Alex Silva a month ago. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The 31-year-old Saruta (18-8) beat Silva, a former strawweight titleholder, by unanimous decision.“Saruta is a well-rounded athlete, I watched his bout against Alex Silva. He has power in his punches and has good offensive and defensive wrestling,” Pacio (13-2) said.“He is both explosive and cautious. He’s not the type who would just move forward because he has good timing and can wait to cleanly land his power punches.”The Team Lakay star also believes Saruta deserved his title shot despite being only in his second fight in ONE.“He was a champion in another organization, who just defeated a former world champion in his ONE Championship debut. He is without a doubt one of the best in this division.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Without Bernadeth Pons, new era begins for FEU Lady Tamaraws Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Accompanied by her son and two grandchildren, Stevens got a warm reception from the crowd before New York’s 6-0 loss to Cincinnati.A New York sports writer dubbed the Bronx stadium “The House That Ruth Built,” and the Yankees retired Ruth’s No. 3 during their 25th anniversary celebration of Yankee Stadium on June 13, 1948, the great slugger’s final visit to the ballpark.As Ruth’s daughter, Stevens’ family said, “she had many amazing experiences, which she was pleased to share with eager reporters and fans alike. Until the very end, she was very proud to call him ‘Daddy’ and she particularly loved recalling events from 1934 when she went on a ‘round the world’ tour with her parents” to Japan with a major-league all-star team.She is survived by her son, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren, according to the family’s Facebook post. 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Stevens was part of a circle of residents who read books aloud, according to Murphy.“She was so sharp and laughed at the right moments,” Murphy said. “She was a lovely lady.”Even well into her 90s, Stevens threw out first pitches at baseball games across the nation, attended Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York, and appeared at the annual Babe Ruth Little League World Series.She authored three books about her famous father.“As long as there is baseball, Daddy’s name is always going to be mentioned. He was one of a kind,” Stevens once said. “My goal in life is to keep his name alive. He was a wonderful father and I remember him as that and just not as a baseball player.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 photo, Julia Ruth Stevens, the daughter of baseball legend Babe Ruth, prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park in Boston. Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a champion of his legacy, has died. She was 102. Stevens’ family says she died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)HENDERSON, Nev. — Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced.Tom Stevens said Sunday that his mother died Saturday morning at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Stevens was adopted by baseball’s biggest star soon after Ruth married her mother, Claire Hodgson, in 1929 when Julia was 12 years old. Hodgson died in 1976.Julia was the older of two daughters adopted by Ruth. Dorothy Ruth Pirone, who was Ruth’s daughter from a previous relationship, died in 1989 at age 67.Tom Stevens told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an interview earlier this year that it rankled his mother to be referred to as Ruth’s stepdaughter.He said Ruth was a match to provide Julia a needed blood transfusion when she was hospitalized as a young adult.“She said as far as she was concerned, between being adopted and the transfusion, ‘I’m his daughter, period,’” Tom Stevens said.Babe Ruth retired in 1935, days after playing his last game. He was with the Boston Braves that year after starring for the New York Yankees from 1920-34 and the Boston Red Sox from 1914-19.Ruth died from cancer at age 53 in 1948.“I sometimes wonder if the designated hitter rule would have been in effect when Daddy played, his career would’ve lasted much longer and he would’ve hit a lot more home runs,” Stevens once said. “It was his legs that gave out. He had trouble with his knees.”Stevens said Ruth taught her how to dance and how to bowl and “I couldn’t have had a better father than him.”She made her final trip to Yankee Stadium at age 91 in 2008 to say goodbye to one of her dad’s favorite places where he hit many of his 714 career home runs. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES In keeping with her wishes, her remains will be cremated with burial sometime this spring in Conway, New Hampshire, where she used to live, Tom Stevens said.“She lived such a full, interesting life,” he said. “She was an ambassador for Babe Ruth.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTom Stevens said his mother moved from Florida to Arizona in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew and then to Nevada, where he lives.Diane Murphy, a fellow resident at Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma in Henderson, told The Associated Press that Julia Stevens had lost her sight but remained bright and vibrant. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
…will not support unilaterally imposed November date…as Govt denies “collusion”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has accused the coalition Government of conspiring with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to rig the next General and Regional Elections, based on their insistence to replace the current voters’ list through house-to-house registration.President David GrangerAddressing his weekly press conference on Wednesday, Jagdeo said his party has made several proposals to put certain safeguards in place to ensure that credible elections could be held by April 30 but both parties have refused to make it possible to hold elections by that time.Jagdeo feels that elections could be held in a short period by extending the validity of the voters’ list for another two months, during which elections could be held.“There are safeguards against all of these things and that is why I believe the call for house-to-house registration will not ensure that more people are on the list and has a clean election… The only reason for house-to-house is to delay elections,” he told the press.Jagdeo claimed that there were plans not to register at least 10 persons for each polling station in People’s Progressive Party (PPP) strongholds to ensure that 20,000 persons are unable to vote. He also claimed he has been told that when concerns are raised, the PPP will be blamed on the grounds that his party has been demanding early general elections.He told the media also that plans were also afoot to double-register persons and for GECOM to refuse to do fingerprint scanning to remove duplicate registrants from the list, give foreigners fake birth certificates to allow them to register. But Jagdeo said, “We are not going to accept this. We are not going to roll over and play dead on these issues.”Making reference to recent news that GECOM would only be able to hold elections in late November, Jagdeo said it points to another act of conspiracy between the Commission and the President. He argued that not only were the Opposition-appointed GECOM Commissioners not consulted but the advice was sent to the President two days before March 21.He feels, “This letter was a carefully contrived letter…. It gives President Granger an excuse out to say it’s not me, its GECOM…which he has been saying all along. And look, now we have them saying that they can’t hold elections until November the Opposition is being unreasonable. It is not us (Government); it is GECOM delaying the polls.”DateJagdeo has already made it clear in a social media post that the PPP will never accept the November 2019 date for the holding of elections, as is being put forward by the three Government-nominated GECOM Commissioners and Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson.Patterson wrote President Granger, informing him that General and Regional Elections cannot be held before late November 2019, even though GECOM is constitutionally mandated to hold elections within three months of the passage of a no-confidence motion against the Government.GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James PattersonIn the case of Guyana, that deadline expires today. In the letter dispatched to the Head of State, the GECOM chair explained that since the elections body is continuing with its normal work programme, that is, the holding of house-to-house registration, it will need some $3.5 billion to host elections.Patterson also claimed that GECOM would only be able to produce a new voters list with a qualifying date of October 31, 2019. He continued by urging the President to make the required additional resources available.In this regard, the GECOM Chairman explained that “no election date should be contemplated less than five months after these funds are placed at the disposal of and under the control of GECOM.”Since the December 21, 2018 passage of the motion of no-confidence against the APNU/AFC coalition, calls have been made by various stakeholders including foreign diplomats here for the Government to abide by the Constitution and set a date for elections.The Opposition has already written several international bodies and representatives asking that they do not recognise the coalition Government after March 21, if there is no extension.No collusionMeanwhile, Government in a statement on Wednesday evening, denied any collusion with GECOM. It added that GECOM is an independent, autonomous agency that is responsible for the administration of elections in Guyana.The Constitution of Guyana at Article 62, provides that “Elections shall be independently supervised by the Election [s] Commission in accordance with the provisions of Article 162.”“President David Granger has repeatedly emphasised that the Government of Guyana will not interfere or intrude in the work of the GECOM,” the statement said.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsRivera’s clothing and makeup later tested positive for pepper spray. Someone also stole Rivera’s bag containing her gowns, makeup and credit cards. And a bomb threat forced pageant officials to postpone the last day of competition on Thursday, said Magali Febles, director of the Miss Puerto Rico Universe pageant. Pageant organizers said the hoped to catch and expose whoever was responsible for the pranks. They said, however, they were handling the investigation themselves and police are not involved. Beauty competitions in the U.S. Caribbean territory – which boasts five Miss Universe titles, second only to the U.S. – are fierce, drawing boisterous audiences and accusations of rigged results. But the pranks under investigation this year are a first, Rosario said. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Beauty pageant organizers were investigating Sunday who doused a contestant’s evening gowns with pepper spray and spiked her makeup, causing her to break out in hives. Beauty queen Ingrid Marie Rivera beat 29 rivals to become the island’s 2008 Miss Universe contestant, despite applying makeup and wearing evening gowns that had been coated with pepper spray, pageant spokesman Harold Rosario said. Rivera was composed while appearing before cameras and judges throughout the competition. But once backstage, she had to strip off her clothes and apply ice bags to her face and body, which swelled and broke out in hives twice. “We thought at first it was an allergic reaction, or maybe nerves,” Rosario said. “But the second time, we knew it couldn’t have been a coincidence.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Canadian Astronaut Chris HadfieldBY RACHEL McLAUGHLIN: The Canadian astronaut who tweeted ‘as Gaeilge’ from space last year will visit Donegal to brush up on his language skills.As part of a nationwide holiday, Col. Chris Hadfield will travel to Inishowen and visit a Buncrana school to learn a ‘cúpla focal’ from the local pupils on Friday.Chris will also attend a traditional music session and see the spectacular Inishowen Peninsula, the starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way. Indeed many eyebrows were raised when Buncrana Town councillor Ciaran McLaughlin officially invited the astronaut to Donegal but it now appears that the idea certainly was ‘out of this world.’The astronaut tweeted a photo of Donegal from the International Space Station last March:“Donegal, one of the many famous places I’ve only seen from space.”Donegal from space – Photo taken by Col. Chris HadfieldHe also tweeted a few words in Irish: “Tá Éire fíorálainn! Land of green hills & dark beer. With capital Dublin glowing in the Irish night.”Soon Chris and his wife Helene will get to experience the county at ground-level. His visit to Ireland will be documented in three short films featuring different themes like our spectacular scenery, Irish culture and traditions, as well as major visitor attractions.The films will be shared online and will surely put Inishowen and Donegal on the map as a top tourist destination, highlighting the many great things to see and do here on holiday. Top international travel and lifestyle media will also see the footage through the Tourism Ireland publicity campaign.Chris will also be tweeting his experiences during the five-day ambassador tour, inspiring his more than one million Twitter followers to begin planning their own holiday to Donegal and Ireland this year.CEO of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris Hadfield to Inishowen and the North West. I would like to personally thank him for his tremendous generosity in agreeing to help us promote Ireland around the world. “Of course, he already began promoting Ireland last year, with the dramatic photos he tweeted from the International Space Station to his huge Twitter fanbase.“Chris is an enormously popular, global figure and I am confident that our films of his visit to Inishowen and Ireland will be seen and shared by millions of potential holidaymakers around the world – inspiring them to come and sample the destination for themselves.”ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD TO BEAM INTO DONEGAL IN MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST was last modified: January 10th, 2014 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)Tags:astronautbuncranaChris HadfieldInishowen
Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of striker Jason Cummings from Hibernian on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.The 21-year-old scored 23 goals for Hibs as they claimed the Scottish Championship title last season and leaves Easter Road having netted 69 goals in 148 appearances in all competitions.He told Forest’s official website: “I am absolutely delighted. It is a massive club and a great opportunity for me.“Obviously I am gutted to leave Hibs as I enjoyed my time there but I just feel it is the right time to move on and further my career.“I’m not coming here to just walk into the team. I have come here to learn as I will be playing with, and against, a lot better players so I am still at the learning stages and, with the gaffer here, I will only get better.” Jason Cummings 1
REVEALED targets LATEST 2 RANKED Jack Wilshere spotted at the London Stadium wearing a West Ham shirt. pic.twitter.com/7RYD48xAkR— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) July 9, 2018Wilshere is joining West Ham on a free transfer.He had been hoping to sign a new contract with Arsenal but was unable to agree a new deal.The 26-year-old had been with the Gunners since he was nine years old and made 197 first-team appearances. IN DEMAND Balbuena, a central defender, is also set to arrive from Corinthians after they confirmed a fee – reported to be £3.5million – has been agreed with West Ham.The 26-year-old is a Paraguay international and rated among one of the best centre-backs in Brazilian football.West Ham are also working on a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Yarmolenko.Yarmolenko only joined Dortmund a year ago for a fee of £23million from Dynamo Kiev but they are willing to let him go and their sporting director, Michael Zorc, confirmed late on Sunday that West Ham were in talks over a deal.Is this West Ham’s 2018/19 line-up under Manuel Pellegrini with Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere, Dimitri Payet and more new signings?West Ham have already made three signings this summer.Defender Issa Diop has been their biggest deal so far, having signed from Toulouse for a club-record £22m fee.Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has joined from Swansea for around £7million, while full-back Ryan Fredericks has arrived from Fulham on a free transfer after his contract expired with the newly promoted Premier League club. Latest Transfer News Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January West Ham United are close to signing the Brazilian midfielder Jack Wilshere in action during his final season at Arsenal Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Jack Wilshere has been spotted at the London Stadium wearing a West Ham shirt.The former Arsenal midfielder could be unveiled as a Hammer today having already undergone a medical with the club. targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Wilshere could be one of FOUR new arrivals at West Ham this week, as new manager Manuel Pellegrini plots a massive rebuild of the squad.Pellegrini, who was appointed as David Moyes’ successor in June, is also hoping to get deals done for Felipe Anderson, Fabian Balbuena and Andriy Yarmolenko.Anderson is on the verge of completing a £40m move from Lazio, which will make the Brazilian winger the club’s record signing.He has been with Lazio since 2013, scoring 34 goals in 177 appearances for the Serie A club. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti