GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC: CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque has congratulated the West Indies women and men’s teams for winning the ICC T20 World Cup on Sunday. Ambassador LaRocque says the victories are evidence that the people of the region have the ability to lead the world, not just compete. The West Indies women defeated the defending champions Australia to win the Women’s World T20 title for the first time, while the men crushed England a few hours later to become the first team to win the men’s World T20 title twice. “Once again, the West Indies cricketers have brought glory to our region,” said LaRocque. “I congratulate the women and men’s teams on their victories in the International Cricket Council World T20 competitions, which demonstrated their ability to overcome the challenges they faced.” LaRocque also praised the teams’ coaching and support staff, noting that their hard work ensured that the players maintained their focus. He also expressed the hope that the victories including the Under-19 World Cup captured by West Indies earlier this year, will inspire the region’s youth in particular. “I also want to congratulate the teams’ coaching staff for their efforts. The teamwork and team spirit in both teams were evident throughout the competition as the hard work of the coaching and support staff ensured that the players, very well led by the captains, kept their focus on the ultimate goal,” he said. “These triumphs underscored the fact that our people have the ability, not only to compete, but to lead the world.”
Officials have reportedly been unable to locate or make contact with Edino Steele, a member of Jamaica’s 4x400m relay pool, who has failed to report to the team’s pre-championships camp in Tottori, Japan, up to yesterday. This, according to our sources, is the reason behind the late call-up of North American Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Senior Championship 400-metre bronze medal winner Ricardo Chambers, who will now replace Steele, who himself finished fourth at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championships several weeks ago and was expected to compete in the 4x400m. It is understood that the JAAA was forced to add Chambers to the squad after neither officials from the organisation nor Steele’s coach, Glen Mills, have been able to touch base with the athlete, who formed a part of Jamaica’s silver medal-winning team at the last World Championships in 2013 as well as the team that won bronze at the World Indoor Championships a year later. Steele last competed in Sweden on July 30. According to team manager Ludlow Watts, Steele had some passport issues ahead of the start of the camp, but the JAAA has not been able to contact the athlete to determine the status of his documents, and were, as a result, forced to make the decision to replace him in the squad. “Yes, he (Steele) has been replaced on the team by (Ricardo) Chambers,” Watts said. “We were aware that there was a passport issue with him, but we have not been able to determine whether it was resolved or otherwise. We have made several unsuccessful attempts to contact him.” Chambers was surprisingly left off Jamaica’s team to the championships even though he is the third fastest Jamaican in the world this year. Apparently, unaware of the reasons behind his sudden inclusion, he told The Gleaner yesterday morning that he was notified earlier, that he will be joining the team within the coming days. “I actually got a notice this morning and I am really happy. All I want to do is focus right now on going to represent my country,” he said. He is expected to travel to Jamaica before the end of the weekend to sort out his visa arrangements and then depart to join the team later in Beijing, ahead of the August 22-30 championships. The mile relay squad already includes Javon Francis, Rusheen McDonald, Peter Matthews, Dane Hyatt and Jonia McDonald. Chambers’ season-best time of 44.93s that was run in the semi-final at the NACAC Championships in Costa Rica ranks him third behind Francis (44.50) and Rusheen McDonald (44.60). In an earlier interview with The Gleaner, where he then sought to explain Chambers’ exclusion, team manager Watts said that under the rules there could simply be no room for Chambers on the team unless there was a withdrawal. “In the case of (Ricardo) Chambers, there was no scope for him to get in because they already selected six athletes for the 4x400m pool, so he could only have been named to the squad if someone withdrew,” Watts explained to The Gleaner on Wednesday. SUDDEN INCLUSION
Jamaican welterweight Michael Gardener made a spectacular debut to the professional ranks of boxing on Wednesday night when he scored a knockout victory over JosÈ Guzman from the United States SA in the fifth week of competition in the Wray and Nephew Welterweight Contender 2016 series at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.Guzman hit the deck at one minute and 22 seconds of the second round and could not make it back to his feet before the 10-count was administered by referee Peter Richards.There were some question marks surrounding Gardener’s appearance in the competition with no professional experience, but he stated before the fight that it would not matter.”I have had good experience in 40 amateur bouts all over the world. I am in the best condition of my life, and I am going to win this fight convincingly. It will be pure excitement,” he stated at the weigh-in.He then proceeded to back up his words with his fists.Guzman, with 20 professional fights and a 6-13-1 record in a 10-year career, was also confident. “My experience will make the difference, and I have been in the ring with the best,” he stated. He did show in the early stages of the fight that he has experience. His jabbing was pinpointed and he scored freely in the first round, but Gardener made it clear right from the outset that he had a knockout in mind.He threw some good jabs, but his main target was his opponent’s body, and he put the full weight of his 146 pounds behind every hook that he landed. The first round was fast and sometimes furious, with Guzman throwing mostly jabs and Gardener mixing it up with jabs to the head and hooks to the body.NO CHANCES TAKENThe pace stepped up in the second round and Gardener came out of a clash of heads with a cut over his right eye. He dabbed at the cut with his gloves and then seemed to decide not to take any chances, with the fight possibly being stopped.He moved in aggressively and suddenly landed a hard right hook to Guzman’s body that made the American wince and then fall to his knees in agony. He bent over, with his head on the canvas, as referee Richards gave the count. He did lift himself briefly, but the pain was obviously too much for him, and even after the count reached 10, he remained on his knees.In two entertaining amateur bouts, heavyweight Ricardo Brown from the G.C. Foster gym outpointed Oshane Watson from Heavy Metal gym; and light heavyweight Renaldo Beckford, who is based in St Mary, defeated Dwayne Henry from Stanley Couch gym, also on points.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Maroons were then poised to duplicate their Cinderella run in Season 79 going 4-0 in their first four games but they failed to sustain their momentum losing four straight after the unblemished start.Yee said he hopes to lead UP to a better outing in Season 80 as they look to improve from their 7-7 record.“I’m working with the team, we’re trying to focus, and hopefully we play better in the UAAP, return to the top four or a podium finish if possible,” said Yee.Still, Yee didn’t rule out a sudden exit if UP finds a capable replacement.“Whatever happens, I’m willing to give way if they find someone whom they want to replace me with.”ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LATEST STORIES “I wanted to [leave the team] but Dean wouldn’t let me, so the decision’s up to them,” said Yee after their game against BanKo Perlas in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.“The job’s been so stressful, there are issues beyond our control, so I was really tired,” said Yee in Filipino. “I wanted to leave, then I got a call from Dean and I talked to the players so I decided that I will stay for one more year. I’m not that difficult to talk to.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’In a Facebook post last Saturday, Yee said he was “calling it quits” after four seasons but the post has since been deleted.Yee steered the Lady Maroons to a Final Four entry in Season 78 of the UAAP where they finished with an 8-6 record but fell to eventual champions De La Salle University in the semifinals. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets NBA legend Mutombo looking to purchase Houston Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJerry Yee clarified Wednesday he’s still the head coach of the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons after his supposed departure from the team last week.A talk with Assoc. Prof. Ronualdo Dizer, Dean of the UP College of Human Kinetics, persuaded Yee to stay with the Lady Maroons until the school decides to find a replacement.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’
In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. White sorry for hitting Tiu, calls Almazan play ‘dirty’ Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone remains unfazed amid the Gin Kings’ early struggles in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Ginebra slid to 1-3 following another loss on Sunday night as it dropped to ninth in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m just upset with how we started the basketball game,” said Cone. “I’m upset about the first half.”The Gin Kings were able to claw back and force overtime after Japeth Aguilar nailed a 3-pointer with 9.1 seconds left.Aguilar, however, blew two layups in both overtimes, including an uncontested attempt that would’ve won it for Ginebra in the first OT.“Japeth just missed it, he just missed the shot,” said Cone. “We still had a chance to go into overtime and win it, we didn’t do that either.”“There were a lot of things to be upset about but at least the guys didn’t quit, they kept battling and got back into the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “As a coach I always believe that the cream rises to the top and I know we’re in the cream part of the league, so we will rise,” said Tim Cone after the Kings’ 103-98 double overtime loss to the Phoenix Fuel Masters at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We got to make it rise, we’re confident that we’re going to come back and win a few games.”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 crownCone, the league’s winningest coach with 20 titles, has experienced every imaginable situation throughout his coaching career that steering his team out of poor starts is nothing new to him.Ginebra started the game flat against the Fuel Masters and trailed, 46-30, at the half. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES
After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES PVL: Perpetual stops skid, cuts down San Sebastian for first win ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The Beermen are the first team in almost three decades to score at least 132 points in two consecutive regulation games in the PBA Finals.San Miguel has beaten Ginebra by an average of 31.5 points in games two and three but that winning margin means nothing to the Beermen until they finally hold the Commissioner’s Cup for a second straight year.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’READ: Tim Cone left ’embarrassed’ by Ginebra’s 38-point loss to San MiguelJune Mar Fajardo, already at the top tier of the PBA’s greatest players having won four straight MVPs, said they can’t let their guard down against the Gin Kings despite holding a 2-1 series lead. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We know how strong Ginebra is, we got blown out in Game 1 and we know the Gin Kings are capable of doing it again,” said Fajardo in Filipino after Game 3 Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “On our part, we can’t allow that to happen again and I think we learned our lesson after that.”Fajardo, who had 22 points and 15 boards, was talking about the shock loss they got in Game 1 when they got humiliated, 127-99.READ: PBA Finals: San Miguel clobbers Ginebra by 38 points for 2-1 leadShooting guard Marcio Lassiter had a similar take to Fajardo’s sentiments saying that the Beermen can’t rest on their laurels until they’ve finished off the series and claim the franchise’s 26th title.“I’m proud that we’re up 2-1 but at the end of the day we haven’t won the championship and we still need two more wins,” said Lassiter who finished with 12 points and nine assists. “We’re not going to celebrate right now and we want to get two more wins.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s only been two games, but with the looks of things San Miguel is playing its best basketball in recent memory.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Ginebra dumps San Miguel, draws first blood in PBA Finals As for 2013 MVP Arwind Santos the only way for the Beermen to replicate their success is to keep doing the things they were good at, and that was to play defense.For the past two games, the Beermen have averaged 12 steals a game and forced Ginebra to 20 turnovers a game.“It’s still surprising that we got another blowout win because I expected Ginebra to play harder,” said Santos, who put up 11 points, four rebounds, and four steals, in Filipino. “We just have to get ready, play within our system, and improve on what we’re doing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments
From the middle of the last decade, J-Glo was one of the most talented female vocalists coming up in the entertainment industry. After her first single “Friday in 2005, she has been featured on tracks like Enough of Your Love, Yes Nah, Party Time, Hero, In The Hole and many more.Her vocal ability proved to music pundits and fans that she was not just a singer by chance, but an incredible vocal artist who could sing all genres of music.Her rise to stardom begin early in 2003, when she was invited by Rosalie Bryant (wife of the late former Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia, Charles Gyude Bryant), to perform at the first National Women Peace Conference in Liberia with the song “United let us be”.The biggest moment of her music career came in 2012, when she shared the same stage with American stars Shantelle, R.L. and DJ Bennie D (a.k.a. Akon’s DJ) at the AAW-Peace Concert organized by Miss Boss Lady Entertainment, at the S.K.D. Sports Stadium in Paynesville.But fans and pundits, have been wondering what has taking her so long to release new single since 2011.In a recent interview, J-Glo shared with LIB Life about her apparent absence from the music industry, future plans and relationship status.”My fans don’t know that I’m a very shy artist. So shy to the extent that I laugh and talk too much just to cover it up.”LIB Life: Hi, J-Glo can you tell us a little bit about yourself.J.Glo: My name is Gloria Jebbeh Haynes and I by the stage name J-Glo. I’m Liberian musician, makeup artist and a natural hair stylist. Basically I sing in Jazz, R&B, Hip Pop and Afro Pop. I’m a founding member of Liberian Artist Together for Advancement (LATA), where I serve as secretary general.LIB Life: J-Glo How valuable is music to you?J.Glo: Music is my life and don’t really see it as a profitable career, because I’m not getting paid for it.LIB Life: If music is your life, than what is taking you so long to drop new songs?J-Glo: At some point in time, I lost my planner approach and got frustrated about doing music. However, I didn’t stop writing songs in my closet when lonely, but lost all hope of doing music again.LIB Life: What got you frustrated about doing music?J-Glo: Going to the studio doing songs and then you are informed that the machine cracked; all your effort goes in vain and somehow other artists get their songs, but you never get yours. For me music is like a relationship and when you are in relationship with somebody, you give your all and when, at the end, you are not getting the needed responses, it makes you upset. Thank God I’m back.LIB Life: Hmm that sad, but how do you regain your motivation to come back in the game.J-Glo: One of the major factors for me retaining my sanity for music was the encouragement I received from Dr. Kimmie Weeks, K- Zee and Lady Murphy. Kimmie Weeks said, J-Glo I know what you can do and if only you know the importance of your vocal, you will reconsider your decision about leaving music. This was also echo by K- Zee and Lady Murphy. LIB Life: Good to know that you are back, what are your plans for 2015?J-Glo: yeah, I’m working on a new project called “Da Lie”; this one is dedicated to my fans as a song for my long absence from the music scene. For this time around, I have decided not to only sing Jazz Music but at least have a mixture of Colloquia, and Afro Pop for the sake of my fans. Even do I was not active in the music world, but I was still on the recent LATA Ebola hope song.LIB Life: It was recently rumored in the entertainment industry that you have find your life partner. How can you respond to that?J-Glo: Wow, that’s good news, but the most frustrating part is that I’m out of a relationship now. My last relationship broke up three year ago because it was stressful and I pledged to just stay out of relationships, since my ideal guy has not been found.LIB Life: What do you expect from a guy, before he can become your ideal guy?J-Glo: I’m a very emotional person and love to be cared for (time, patience, been supportive toward my career) by my partner. Maybe my behavior is little bit selfish, but I expect lot for that person and right now I’m not willing to enter into any relationship stress again.LIB Life: thanks for the interview, is there anything you like to add?J-Glo: I’m grateful to the all mighty God for life and also will like to thank my fans for the patience they are still exercising with me.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 17th Annual Bluey Day is less than two days away.The event, which raises funds for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation, will be taking place on Saturday May 28th at the Ambulance Station in Fort St. John, located at 10010 96 Street from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Last year’s Bluey Day, which is named for the uniform colour worn by police, firefighter, and ambulance crews, raised over $100,000. Event organisers are hoping to meet or exceed that goal this year. Since 1999, 540 participants have helped raise over $1.5 million for the Hospital Foundation.Jessica Kalman with the Foundation says that 33 participants are currently signed up, and that there is still time to register if anyone wants to “Be Brave & Shave” this year. Participants can register right up until shave time on Saturday.- Advertisement -The Foundation hopes to reach the $100,000 fundraising goal to purchase medical equipment that will assist in diagnosing and treating patients with cancer at the Fort St. John Hospital.
“We’re going to come up against a great team with excellent players, whom we respect a lot.“But we’ve already shown that we have a very strong, united and experienced group in this competition.”Real host PSG at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday in the first leg of their last-16 tie, with the return set for March 6 in the French capital.Zinedine Zidane’s side have won the Champions League in each of the last two seasons, and it is eight years since Real were eliminated at this stage.Madrid are currently fourth in La Liga, 17 points behind leaders Barcelona, albeit with a game in hand.That is despite a big 5-2 win over Real Sociedad at the weekend, a game in which Ronaldo scored a hat-trick.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo knows Real Madrid’s season is on the line as they prepare to meet PSG in the Champions League © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Feb 12 – Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that Real Madrid’s season is now effectively all about their looming Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain as the Spanish giants trail off the pace in La Liga.“The tie…is one that could define the whole season,” the Portuguese forward told Real’s website after picking up a prize for best player in the world last season from the website Goal.com.
Supporters of the RNLI Lifeboats on Mountcharles Pier for the annual New Year’s Day 2013 SwimThe annual RNLI New Years Day Swim takes place this Wednesday at Mountcharles Pier (weather permitting ) at 3.30pm.Donegal Town RNLI spokesman Paul O Sullivan said: “We’re dependent on the tide but we’ve a mid afternoon start on Wednesday so we’re hoping for a big turnout.“The event has become very popular and even if you don’t want to take the plunge, we’d be delighted to see you. It’s mighty craic and we’ll have hot punch for afters. But more importantly, it raises much needed funds for the three Donegal based Lifeboat Stations at Bundoran, Arranmore and Lough Swilly ( Buncrana) who between them alone saved 68 lives in 2012.” There are 56 Lifeboats around the island of Ireland and 95% of all RNLI activity is voluntary. The RNLI is an All Ireland and UK organisation founded in 1824. In 1922, the newly formed Irish State Government specifically asked the RNLI to remain in Ireland and continue its’ good work”. 189 years the RNLI is still here and look forwarded to saving more lives in 2014. The RNLI saved 1,041 lives around Ireland in 2012.John Darch , Chairman of the Donegal Town RNLI told DD ” The RNLI continues to enjoy extraordinary support from the public in general. Our 56 Lifeboats are crewed by 3,000 voluntary people who often out their own lives on the line to save others. Nationally our boats were launched 939 times in 2012 saving 1041 lives. That’s a lot of happy families this Christmas.” ORGANISERS HOPING FOR LARGE TURN-OUT FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY RNLI CHARITY SWIM was last modified: December 30th, 2013 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) Tags:annual swimDonegal TownMOUNTCHARLESRNLI