Sandals US Travel Agents Golf Tourney tees off

first_imgOCHO RIOS:More than 100 golfers will participate in the 14th annual United States Travel Agents Golf Tournament which tees off today at the Sandals Golf and Country Club, Ocho Rios, Jamaica.The two-day event will comprise teams playing in a four-man scramble format, putting their skills to the test, competing in various competitions throughout the tournament.Categories to be contested include: Overall Champions and Runners-up; Closest to Pin Female; Closest to Pin Male; Longest Drive Female; and Longest Drive Male.Garth Laird, Sandals Resorts’ director of travel industry programmes, was upbeat about the event, noting that this year promises to be the most exciting yet.”All is in place for what promises to be a great event,” Laird said. “The Travel Agent Golf Tournament is of great benefit to both Jamaica as a golfing destination and Sandals Resorts as it gives the travel partners a chance to experience the products first- hand, hence being better able to market the destination and facilities to their respective clients.”FIRST-TIMERSLaird added that there were many of first-timers taking part in this year’s event, which gives them a chance to experience the renovations done at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, the most complete destination in the Caribbean.”Areas such as the Ochi Beach Club, Rabbit Hole Speakeasy, Le Gourmand and Vista Sky Restaurants have been the subject of much interest in the marketplace and will be on show during the event,” Laird observed.Laird said Sandals Golf and Country Club has a distinct advantage over most courses.”Our caddies play an important role as they are very good golfers themselves. Wesley Brown, Dane Bailey and Gifford Wilmot, who have all represented Jamaica in the Hoerman Cup event, are part of our staff,” he said.Sponsors for the tournament include Logistics Outsourcing Inc, Appleton, Red Stripe and Coffee Traders. The awards presentation will take place tomorrow at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.last_img read more

In his first PBA finals, Slaughter faces former coach

first_imgLa Salle takes 4th UAAP table tennis crown; NU seizes men’s throne Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The 6-foot-11 slotman admitted that it’s going to be weird, but he’s equally glad to see his former coach at this stage.“It just goes to show you what a great coach coach Norman is. Everywhere he’s gone, he is having a lot of success. I’ve learned a lot from him and now it will be interesting to go up against him,” he said.Asked if he sees it as a huge edge for Ginebra given his familiarity on Black’s system, Slaughter just said: “We’ll see when it comes to play. But if he forced me baseline and double from the baseline then I see that things haven’t changed much.”But more than anything,  Slaughter is motivated by this chance to be a major contributor for what could be his first title.“I’m just really excited, but we got to stay on an even keel. Hopefully, we’ll get this first game. Hopefully, we can repeat it this year because we want it so bad,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Now, Slaughter is excited to hit the court for the Gin Kings as he plays his first championship series in the pro league.“It’s awesome. All of us were on board and we won last year, that felt great. But I’m really excited because not only just because I’m coming back, but also it’s my first time (in the Finals) in the PBA,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSlaughter is no stranger to the bright lights, winning titles in his collegiate days in University of the Visayas and Ateneo.However, this time will be peculiar ss he will go up against his former Blue Eagle mentor Norman Black, who is now at the helm for Meralco. Greg Slaughter in his first game back since suffering an ACL injury 10 months ago. PBA IMAGESThis time last year, Greg Slaughter was raring for a chance to see action in the Finals as he helplessly nursed his torn ACL on his right knee.Though he wasn’t able to contribute, the Cebuano slotman was elated to see Ginebra end its eight-year title drought.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Convicted narcotics trafficker escapes from Lusignan Prison

first_img– manhunt launched by Police to recapture escapeeA former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) rank, who was sentenced for narcotics possession, escaped from the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara (ECD), in the wee hours of Sunday.Lusignan Prison Escapee, ex-GDF rank, John LambertThe escapee has been identified as 24-year-old John Lambert of Lot 158 North Haslington, ECD, and had been serving a four-year sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Reports are that the convict escaped at about 03:39h on Sunday morning by scaling a fence on the south-eastern side of Holding Bay Three of the penitentiary. The Guyana Prison Service is currently collaborating with the Guyana Police Force to recapture the prisoner.However, acting Director of the Guyana Prison Service (GPS), Kevin Pilgrim told this publication that during the process of Lambert’s escape, a rank at the Operational Post of the prison spotted the convict and verbally warned him to desist but eventually had to engage the young man in order to prevent him from getting away. However, the rank’s attempts proved futile.“A rank would have engaged him and had to discharge several rounds in that direction which actually raised an initial alarm. There is Police on standby right at Lusignan and you also have a Prison Task Force which complements that. When they would have heard the gunshot, they would have obviously responded not knowing exactly what they were responding to, all but they knew was that it was an emergency,” he explained.Guyana Times was told that upon responding to the alarm that was raised, the teams automatically reverted to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for such cases.“They managed to have picked up trails of the jersey, the general area that he was in but as you know, he is an ex-military person so he is more prone to have been tactical about his escape. It was not just wild and acted out of impulse, he would have been more precise based on what he is doing because that was exactly the case even for him escaping. It was very precise, he just used his training for not a good purpose today, but he will still make some mistakes too because once you take good training and try to put it to bad use you will make some mistakes”, Pilgrim added.According to the Prison’s records, Lambert was incarcerated on Friday, April 5, 2019, following his appearance at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court, West Coast Demerara (WCD), for the offence of trafficking in cannabis (1456 grams).He was sentenced to pay a fine of $30,000 as well as serve four years’ imprisonment. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

Local drivers happy to return home for 2013 Northern Nationals

first_imgSuper Bike – Mark FessendenXL – Kevin PettittHot Harley – Kevin PettittStreet – Brent GjaltemaV Pro – Marc GuilletAdvertisement Like Romak, Forster is no stranger to success on the track, with three wins on the current season.“This year we’ve been doing pretty good,” he admits. “We won one Ashcroft race, and we won the Fuel Shootout twice this year, so we’ve come away with three wins in three races”Below are the winners from the individual classes from the 2013 Northern Nationals:Pro Mod – Len DarnellAdvertisement Romak is taking part in his fourth season with the CMDRA, and has a number of accomplishments on his resume of racing.“In my previous three seasons with practising, and racing out of Fort St. John, I’ve been able to accomplish a fifth overall in street, a third overall in street, and a second overall in street in three years,” he says. “My big, proud accomplishment is I’m the current Hot Harley champion. In the past I’ve had a second overall, and two championships, and I’m the current, and defending champion of this track when they ran in ’08.”Romak says that track officials have done great work with the track, and is one of the reasons the CMDRA returned to Fort St. John.- Advertisement -“The local track has done a tremendous job on upgrading our track,” he explains. “It is now a premier track, and is one of the fastest in all of Canada. Our local Pro Mod Racer, Burke Forster, here, just a regular, local car race, Burke came out for a fun test and tune and ran a 6.94, a personal best by two tenths of a second, and that’s unheard of, and that’s because of track conditions.Speaking of Forster, he says it was great to be back racing in front of the home town fans, and loved ones.“It’s nice to race on a home track, there’s no travel, friends and family can come watch, it’s always nice.” Forster says.Advertisementcenter_img Pro Street – Ethan BarkleyPro Drag – Al MilesV Rod – Nick AllenSuper Street – Laurance Sprangers Super Gas – Burke GreenAdvertisementlast_img read more

Dyche: Falcao switch almost ruined Burnley’s move for Man United starlet Keane

first_img1 Michael Keane in action for Manchester United Radamel Falcao almost wrecked Burnley’s last-ditch deal to sign Manchester United defender Michael Keane.The newly promoted side snapped up the England U21 international on loan with just minutes to spare ahead of the extended 1am deadline.And Clarets boss Sean Dyche revealed it was down to the frantic incomings at Old Trafford that included the Colombian at the 11th hour.“Michael is a young up-and-coming player who he is a good addition to our squad,” Dyche said.“He has enjoyed good development through various loan spells over the past year or so and we felt that he could enhance the group.“It was a late one because there were a few twists and turns to the situation and it took a bit of work but the ins and outs, especially the ins at Manchester United, meant they had a lot of work to do.”last_img read more

Woman owner of Israel’s top football club joins new far-right party

first_img“Welcome, winner,” Bennett wrote to Barkat on his social media accounts.Barkat became the first and only woman to own a football club in Israel when she bought Hapoel Beersheba in 2007 with the help of her husband Eli Barkat, a high-tech entrepreneur.The were struggling in the second division at the time and playing in a dilapidated stadium, a far cry from its glory days of the 1970s.It returned to Israel’s premier league in 2009 and in 2016 won their first national title in four decades.They repeated the feat in 2017 and 2018.In a statement to the press from Beersheba, in Israel’s southern Negev desert, Barkat said that in order to prevent any possible conflicts of interests, she was relieving herself of her duties as club chairwoman.If elected to parliament, Barkat would be rubbing shoulders with her brother-in-law Nir Barkat, a former Jerusalem mayor who landed ninth place on the list of the right-wing Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Bennett and Shaked split from their former party Jewish Home to form a new grouping they hope will attract a mixture of secular and religious voters.Recent polls project Hayamin Hehadash, literally the new right, to win between seven and 10 seats in the 120-member parliament.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The owner of Israeli football champions Hapoel Beersheba, Alona Barkat, says she will stand for parliament in an April general election for new far-right party Hayamin Hehadash © AFP/File / MENAHEM KAHANAJERUSALEM, ZZZ, Feb 7 – The owner of Israel’s top football club Hapoel Beersheba announced Thursday she was joining a new far-right party ahead of an April 9 general election.“I want to see our society in a better place,” Alona Barkat said in a video released by Hayamin Hehadash, the party formed by government ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked.last_img read more

Old boy Anelka predicts PSG will win Champions League

first_imgAfter a hesitant start to their European campaign, with the team lying third behind Liverpool and Napoli in Group C, PSG won their last two group matches to finish top.“It’s in these moments that we find the soul of a team. That’s how we manage to weld a group,” said Anelka, who had two spells at the Paris club in 1996-97 and 2000-02 either side of stints at Arsenal and Real Madrid.The much-travelled striker hailed the club’s “extraordinary” staff, with a squad containing Brazilian superstars Dani Alves, Thiago Silva and the currently-injured Neymar, Argentina’s Angel di Maria, Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani and Mbappe, who was voted Best Young Player at last year’s World Cup.Anelka said to him it was “not a surprise” that PSG cruised to a 2-0 victory at Manchester United in the last 16 first leg three weeks ago, reserving special praise for the “precocious” Mbappe whom he described as “one of the best strikers in the world” ahead of Wednesday’s second leg in Paris.Anelka, 39, arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday as part of the World Soccer Stars, a programme to develop interest in football in the South Asian country where cricket is king.“I like travelling, I liked everything I did, I travelled the world — it’s not because I was not stable, it’s because after two years I had achieved that I had to accomplish,” said Anelka, who has changed clubs 12 times and played in seven countries, including China and India.His international career ended when he was sent home from the 2010 World Cup after a bust-up with France coach Raymond Domenech but Anelka said he had “no regrets.”The forward, who also played for Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City, now advises youth players at the Lille training centre and explained he wanted to bring the knowledge gained over his long career “to the new generation”.“There is hardly anyone who can have a better experience than me at home and abroad,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bold prediction: Nicolas Anelka tells AFP in Islamabad that PSG will win the Champions League © AFP / FAROOQ NAEEMISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Mar 6 – Star-studded Paris Saint-Germain, galvanised by 20-year-old World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, will lift the UEFA Champions League this season, former French international Nicolas Anelka told AFP.“I said practically at the beginning, when they were in trouble in the group, that they were going to win the Champions League,” Anelka declared in Islamabad Tuesday after touching down to promote football in cricket-mad Pakistan.last_img read more

TRANSFER BLOW! Tottenham, Watford and West Ham all miss out on Juventus ace

first_img Roberto Pereyra in action for Juventus 1 Napoli are closing in on the signing of Roberto Pereyra despite interest from Tottenham, Watford and West Ham.The Premier League trio are all interested in landing the Juventus playmaker this summer while Zenit St Petersburg also been heavily linked with the Argentinean.However, Napoli are also admirers of Pereyra and they are hoping to ensure he stays put in Serie A for the new season.And now, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the Naples club, who were runners-up behind Juventus in the Italian top-flight last term, have edged ahead of the chasing pack.Napoli have already confirmed the signing of Emanuele Giaccherini from Sunderland and now it has been suggested that Pereyra will follow him in through the door at the Stadio San Paolo.last_img read more

GERRY ADAMS’ TRIP TO TOP OF ERRIGAL GIVES DONEGAL MOUNTAIN GLOBAL APPEAL

first_imgGerry Adams on top of Errigal todayHE has one of the most recognisable faces in world politics.So when Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams arrived at the top of Errigal today – and then Tweeted a picture to his followers – he advertised Donegal’s highest mountain to a whole new worldwide audience.Mr Adams, the TD for Louth and former West Belfast MP, is a regular visitor to Donegal. And thanks to this snap, more than 63,000 followers on Twitter got to see his journey.The politician, pictured with his dog, joked: “It’s all downhill from here.” GERRY ADAMS’ TRIP TO TOP OF ERRIGAL GIVES DONEGAL MOUNTAIN GLOBAL APPEAL was last modified: August 26th, 2014 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:Errigalgerry adamstourismTwitterlast_img read more

Upland makes short work of Alta Loma

first_img Make that five minutes and a couple feet. Upland defensive back Zack Babbitt stepped in front of a Jonathon Price pass late in the second quarter to come up with an interception on a key drive and running back Allan Denton rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns, including a 56-yard backbreaker of a run late in the game in Upland’s 38-17 win. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I thought we played well for all of about five or six minutes,” said Upland coach Tim Salter, whose team overcame 100 yards in penalties to improve to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the Baseline League. Several of those flags came in the second quarter, when Alta Loma (5-1, 0-1) threatened to tie the game after trailing by as much as 21-0. A 60-yard run from Jack Rogers, who rushed for 117 yards on the game, set up an 8-yard touchdown run from Skyler Monroe. A pass interference call and a personal foul also had a hand in a drive that ended with a 13-yard run from Rogers. Then, when the Braves came up with their first real stand of the game and a 37-yard connection to Chris Ortiz moved Alta Loma inside Upland’s 15 with less than 20 seconds remaining, Babbitt stepped in front of a pass intended for David Jetton and returned the interception deep inside Braves’ territory. “That was huge,” Salter said. “That shut them down. (Babbitt) covered that kid well all night long.” Placekicker Kyle Hughlock missed on a 41-yard field goal to close the half, but connected on a 27-yarder in the third quarter and the Highlanders added two more touchdowns in the fourth to run away with the win. UPLAND – Alta Loma had a five-minute window on Friday night at Upland High School. Five minutes to erase a three-touchdown deficit. To keep a five-game winning streak alive. To give itself an early edge in its Baseline League campaign. center_img Upland quarterback Bryan Harding threw for 135 yards and three touchdowns – two long ones to Adloph Overstreet (39 and 27) and a short dump off to Denton (7) – and running back Brandon Sellers ran for 63 yards out of a backfield that was given a boost since Denton’s return from a knee injury that knocked the senior out the first three games of the season. “That’s a great one-two punch,” Salter said. “They feed off each other.” Alta Loma managed one yard in the first quarter and a field goal late in the fourth, when multiple illegal substitution calls against Upland sustained its longest drive of the night. Other than that, the 14-point second quarter highlighted the Braves’ Baseline League opener. Price missed on 15 of 21 passes and threw interceptions to Babbitt and Derrick Brooks, who had two picks in the game. 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