Three straight for St Jago

first_imgKINGSTON:St Jago High School scored an emphatic 3.5-0.5 win over Campion College in the final round of the PCJ Group National Schools Chess Championships, to secure the national title for the third consecutive year.After a draw in their round three match, both St Jago A and Calabar High went into the final round tied for the lead with five points each. As a result, both teams needed an outright win to stay on course for the title.With their feet to the fire, Calabar could only manage a 2-2 draw against St Jago B, which left the door wide open for St Jago A, who made no mistake in dispatching Campion College. This left St Jago A alone atop the standings with seven points.Decarteret College took second place on tiebreaker over Calabar, St Jago B and St Catherine A, as each school ended with six points.Individual category prizes were awarded to the zone champions, Mannings High, Glenmuir High, Wolmer’s Boys’, Ardenne High and St Jago High, while Excelsior High’s girls and Wolmer’s Girls were adjudged best female teams.National Master Shreyas Smith and Malik Curiah, both of Calabar, took home the awards for Best Boards one and two, respectively, Glenmuir’s Wayne March was the Best Board three, Best Board four went to St Jago’s Akeem Brown, and the Best Reserve was Tajae Morgan, also of St Jago. St Jago’s coach, National Master Mikhail Solomon, was adjudged the Best Coach.”The 2016 National Schools Chess Competition was efficiently run by the organisers and well contested by the competitors, and we commend the Jamaica Chess Federation for their efforts to engage students across the country in this beneficial sport,” said Camille Taylor, manager, information and corporate affairs of title sponsors Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica.last_img read more

Hot-tempered RSPL match ends in draw

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:A brutal tackle and two red cards interrupted what was, up until then, a very good Red Stripe Premier League match between hosts Reno and Harbour View, which ended in a 0-0 stalemate at the Frome Sports Complex yesterday.Brothers Evan Taylor (Harbour View) and Dennis Taylor (Reno) held back no punches literally, as the two went at it, after the Harbour View player laid out Reno defender Romario Smith with a elbow that sent Smith sprawling in the 73rd minute.He was rushed to hospital. Preliminary assessment indicated he may have suffered a broken jaw bone.Evan was subsequently issued a straight red card by referee Dwight Royal for his action.Dennis challenged his brother personally as Evan walked off the field as he, too, was unhappy about the reckless tackle. A brawl ensued between them that soon involved another of the Taylor brothers and irate Reno fans.SENT OFFWhen calm was restored by the police and the match officials, Dennis was sent packing for his involvement.That Reno failed to score was of their doing. They missed three easy opportunities in the first half, twice hitting the upright.Afiba Chambers had them both. He was gifted a simple chance in the sixth minute, but his effort from an acute angle struck the upright.Harbour View never troubled the Reno defence in the first half, but came into their own in the second.But just as they were settling into a rhythm, they allowed Chambers to sneak into a goal-scoring position, but he again failed to score.On the 66th-minute mark, Smith attempted an audacious effort, but Devon Haughton, in the Harbour View goal, blocked his shot.Ronique Muir then fired a sizzling shot just over the top in the 72nd minute, as Harbour View pressed for forward.A minute later, all hell broke loose, with Evan Taylor’s crunching tackle.”We deserved more than a point from this,” said Reno assistant coach Courtney Hughes.”We did enough to win, but once again, we are not finishing. Apart from that, it was a good game, in part, because that tackle from Evan Taylor soured the whole game,” Hughes added.Harbour View’s coach Donald Stewart agreed that the bust-up was bad for the game, but gave his team credit for withstanding Reno’s spirited performance.”We started the game really slowly. I am not sure if that was because of the long journey down, but we began by allowing them too much time in our defensive third,” he said.Reno (17 points) remain just above Harbour View (16) in the 12-team standings.last_img read more

No rollercoaster ride for Kyrgios, more even keel at Open

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals FILE – Nick Kyrgios of Australia hits a return during the men’s singles against Steve Johnson of America at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on October 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNAMercurial Nick Kyrgios wants to keep an even keel as the pressure of home expectations weighs on him at this year’s Australian Open in Melbourne.The tempestuous 22-year-old has the brilliance and talent to win his national Open, yet it is his brittle state of mind that oftens malfunctions to his detriment.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I feel relaxed’“But at the end of the day I just need to know it’s a long year. I can’t expend too much energy on other things.“I want to kind of ride the highs, not as high as I usually do. If I lose a match, at the end of the day it’s a tennis match.“I kind of want to keep it even-keeled throughout the whole year rather than being such a rollercoaster ride. I guess right now that’s what I’m doing.”Kyrgios said he feels better placed to make a deep run at this year’s Australian Open.“I probably feel a bit better this time around. I feel relaxed,” he said.“Obviously, winning a tournament before you play a Grand Slam always helps.”Kyrgios said he had no injury problems heading into the tournament.“Yeah, my knee feel good. My physio flew in, so I’ve had him for the last two, three days. I’ve had the luxury of getting treated in my room at my hotel,” he said.“Haven’t been spending too much time around the courts. I’ve been kind of doing my practice, getting out of here, and just relaxing. So it’s been good.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson He is facing Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva on his favourite Hisense Arena court in Monday’s first round and could face world number three Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round, but he is taking it all in his stride.“I’d like to do well. I’m not going to say quarter-finals, semi-finals, anything like that. I just want to take it one round at a time,” Kyrgios said ahead of his fifth Australian Open campaign.“Everyone started the year hungry. They can play great quality tennis. I don’t want to look ahead at all. I want to take care of business one round at a time.”Kyrgios’s mental strength and attitude always come up in the conversation about his title chances, but he says he wants to keep things at an even keel.“I think last year there were periods where I was really good and really bad,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Kyrgios said he has the physical resilience to put together the best-of-five-set matches potentially over the two weeks.“I feel very confident in best-of-five matches. I’ve played a lot of them now,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Halep, Wozniacki eye maiden Slam in Serena’s absence Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Roger Federer rates Kyrgios a threat to the established order in the year’s opening Grand Slam, but says the volatile Australian is a work in progress. “When he’s on, he’s on and he’s really difficult to beat… for him it’s day to day and then week by week, can you keep it up?” Federer said this week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“For him it’s maybe in his mind and his body because he still needs to work much more than he currently is.”Kyrgios won his first home ATP Tour title at the Brisbane International and is looking to go further than a quarter-final appearance in Melbourne three years ago. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 View commentslast_img read more

PBA legends set to return to hardcourt for a cause

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Those who are expected to see action are legends like Ramon Fernandez, Ato Agustin, Hector Calma, Johnny Abarrientos, Bong Hawkins, Jeffrey Cariaso, Jerry Codinera, Chito Loyzaga, Vince Hizon, Marlou Aquino, Noli Locsin, and Bal David.“We’ll be inviting all former PBA players to be there,” said Co.This won’t be the first time the legends will have a reunion game of sorts, with players from Crispa and Toyota playing back in 2003, as well as an exhibition among the league’s 25 greatest players.ADVERTISEMENT The proceeds of the project spearheaded by Samahan ng mga Dating Propesyonal na Basketbolista ng Pilipinas will go to a trust fund to support former PBA players who have fallen on hard times.“We sought the PBA’s support and they gave us a warm reception especially because this in an event for a cause,” said former Crispa superstar Atoy Co, who is the founding president of the association.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 crownFormer Crispa teammate Philip Cezar serves as the group’s vice president, former Toyota player Ed Cordero is the secretary, Allan Caidic is the treasurer, and Alvin Patrimonio, Kenneth Duremdes, Jojo Lastimosa, Pido Jarencio and Art dela Cruz are part of the Board.“They put up a foundation that will be ready to help their peers. We’re cooperating with them and we’re giving them all-out support,” said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial. “We’ll help their foundation. Once it blooms, they will really help a lot of our former players here.” Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames PBA legends visit the commissioner Willie Marcial at the PBA office. Photo from PBAThe PBA is turning back the hands of time and bringing the legends back to the hard court in a classic showcase for a good cause set this September.The league’s greats will make a comeback as San Miguel Beer and Alaska and Ginebra and Purefoods renew their rivalries in a double-header at Smart Araneta Coliseum on either September 9 or 16.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 PH Malditas bow to South Korea, end World Cup hopes Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

NBA veteran Dwyane Wade, actress Gabrielle Union welcome baby daughter

first_imgView comments At that time he and Union hadn’t revealed publicly that they were expecting their first child together.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, announced the arrival of their daughter Thursday, a day after she was born via a surrogate. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that, our miracle baby, arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days,” Wade posted on his Twitter account on Thursday. “Welcome to the party sweet girl.”The baby is Wade’s fourth child and Union’s first. The three-time NBA champion had missed the Heat’s victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night for unspecified personal reasons.His status for Friday’s home game against the Indiana Pacers is unknown.The 36-year-old is averaging 14.3 points on 45 percent shooting, four rebounds and 2.9 assists in nine games this season, which he has said will be his last.In September he discussed his decision to return to the Heat in a video, saying family concerns were a big consideration.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal More woes for Cavs as Hill to miss 2 weeks with shoulder sprain Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

D Division Police Officers honoured

first_imgSeveral Police Officers in the D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) were honoured forRural Constable Maywattie James honoured for contribution to social crime prevention programmestheir outstanding service in the Force’s Community Relations and Social Crime Prevention programmes. At an award ceremony held at the Leonora Station compound, West Coast Demerara, on Wednesday, the Guyana Police Force’s D Division issued certificates, plaques and trophies to ranks, members of the business community and faith-based organisations for their contribution to crime reduction programmes in the district.Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud, who was also honoured, noted that these awards are meant to recognise people for their efforts and that it would encourage officers to continue in the same vein.“It [the awards] will not only add value to the social crime prevention programme but [we] can have safer communities,” the Commissioner posited.Persaud added that it helps officers to maintain best practices in dealing with members of the community.“There is a sense of ownership that is created, the working partnership is down a grass root level and people know each other on a one on one [basis]; it’s a work in progress but it can go a long way from where it is,” he pointed out.Meanwhile, D Division Commander Stephen Mansell told Guyana Times hat the exercise could also motivate the business community to do more for the people in the Division.Some of the businesses honoured were Bacchus Poultry Farm, Seenarine Auto Sales and Sunrise Wood Buildings. Police ranks who received special recognition included Commander Mansell; Sergeant Yonette Edwards; Inspector Andre Grant; Corporal Veronica Wilson; Constables Green, Collins, and Edmonson; and Rural Constables Donnette Brammer and Maywattie James.The awards period covered July 2015 to July 2016.last_img read more

PSG lure in fans with escape games

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (C) arrives to watch the French Ligue 1 match between Rennes and PSG, in Rennes, on December 16, 2017 © AFP/File / LOIC VENANCEPARIS, France, Jan 4 – Paris Saint-Germain are making the idea that football is part of the entertainment industry central to their strategy as they strive to become a “global brand” and attract new fans.In pursuit of the worldwide ambitions of their Qatari owners, PSG are not just recruiting global football stars such as Neymar, but are also multiplying partnerships outside sport and moving into music, fashion, cinema, e-Sport and even “escape games”. In early December, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi took his squad to pose for the cameras with Mickey and Minnie the day after PSG beat Lille, and just as the Most Valuable Player at the Super Bowl did for many years, they went to Disneyland to celebrate.Now, the club has turned its stadium Parc des Princes into a theme park, hosting an “immersive” escape game called “Inside PSG” on non-matchdays into at least April.The idea is not new. Lyon were the first French football club to organise this type of game at a sports venue, but PSG have gone beyond of the classic version of the game — solving puzzles to escape a single room in an hour — by offering “a mission” that visits parts of the Parc usually inaccessible to fans.Moving between the dressing rooms, players’ tunnel and the VIP boxes, competitors have an hour and a half to interrogate some 15 actors playing roles including coach, security chief and official photographer and find a lost object needed for a match that kicks off in 90 minutes.– ‘Sportainment’ –Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar poses for photos during his presentation to the fans at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, on August 5, 2017 © AFP/File / JACQUES DEMARTHON“Inside PSG” is the latest effort in a series of marketing operations targeted at culture and entertainment.It comes after a partnership with the Rolling Stones, which allowed the club to sell PSG merchandise using the group’s famous “tongue and lip” logo, a “Justice League” promo which paired Neymar with Batman and Kylian Mbappe with the Flash, the creation of a PSG e-Sports team and the appearance of a redesigned club shirt on the catwalk of street couture label Koche during Paris Fashion Week.“The idea is to cover the areas that interest everyone,” Fabien Allegre, PSG’s director of marketing and brand development, told AFP.He said he hopes to use the game to attract families “who don’t know PSG but tomorrow could become fans of the club.”“When you want to become a global brand you have to enlarge your scope and do anything that others either won’t allow themselves to do because of their history or cannot do because they don’t have the good luck to have Paris in their name or the Eiffel Tower in their logo,” he said.“They want to show that PSG is not just a sports club but also entertainment,” said Pierre-Henri Londner, co-founder of Team Break, the company that created the PSG game.Is there a risk that this strategy of “sportainment” and the effort to “recruit” beyond the frontiers of football will offend traditional fans, notably PSG’s infamous ultras?“To do it without alienating existing fans it can’t become pure entertainment, but that balance is extremely difficult to achieve,” Frank Pons, director of the International Observatory of Sports Management at Laval University in Montreal, told AFP.– Fair Play –Although the club no longer runs tours of the Parc, PSG has found a way to avoid relying simply on match days for revenue and “make the stadium profitable 365 days a year”, said Pons.“In accessing a new ‘fan base’, they are going to look for other types of income that they don’t have at the moment,” Pons said.Allegre says that the strategy is a logical response to the outlay on players Al-Khelaifi undertook in the summer and looked towards Barcelona, who attracted more than 1.7 million visitors to their stadium in 2015.“We are lucky enough to have a president who has invested heavily this summer and we must also respond with revenue growth,” he said.When you look at the queue for stadium tours at Barcelona, that’s something important in the club’s business-plan.”Allegre said he hopes to attract “50,000 to 60,000” customers “in a first run of 60 dates”. With tickets costing 22 euros ($26.50) for children and 27 euros for adults, and 12 sessions a day, “Inside PSG” could generate more than one million euros of revenues.Will that give a little push to the club’s finances as it races to present a budget in the spring that is in line with European football governing body UEFA’s Financial Fair Play requirements?“It can’t hurt,” says Allègre.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal face missing out on long-time transfer target Geoffrey Kondogbia

first_img Geoffrey Kondogbia Inter Milan have increased their offer for Arsenal target Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to reports in Italy.The Monaco midfielder looks destined to leave the Ligue 1 side this summer, with AC Milan also keen on capturing the Frenchman.Italian newspaper La Gazetta dello Sport are reporting that Inter have tabled a bid of around £20m for the 22-year-old, while it is thought that the Serie A club have already met the player’s representatives.Kondogbia won admirers for his combative displays in the Champions League for Monaco last term and the French side are resigned to the fact that he is likely to leave in this transfer window. 1last_img read more

SIX Premier League teams included in this exclusive list of the richest clubs

first_img 7. Chelsea are worth £1.15bn ($1.661bn) 11 11 11 11 1. Real Madrid are the richest club in football for the fourth year in a row and are worth £2.52bn ($3.645bn) 11 American business magazine Forbes has revealed which side is the richest in football.There are six Premier League clubs in the top 10, while West Ham and relegated Newcastle make the top 20, though lucrative sponsorship and television deals means the top 20 are collectively worth 24 per cent more than they were last year.Amazingly, the no.1 footy club is still lagging behind American football’s Dallas Cowboys, the richest sports team in the world and worth $4bn.Here, though, talkSPORT is looking at those money bag football teams, so click the arrow above, right, to see them. 11 9. Italian champions Juventus are worth £900m ($1.299bn) 6. Champions League semi-finalists Man City are worth £1.33bn ($1.921bn) 11 8. Liverpool are worth £1.07bn ($1.548bn) 4. Champions of Germany Bayern are worth £1.85bn ($2.678bn) 11 11. Borussia Dortmund are worth £578.46m ($836m) according to US business magazine Forbes – have a look at the full list by clicking the arrow above, right 10. Tottenham are worth £704m ($1.07bn) 11 5. Arsenal are worth £1.4bn or $2.017bn, according to United States business mag Forbes 3. Man United are worth £2.3bn ($3.317bn) 2. Barcelona are worth £2.46bn ($3.549) but it’s not as much as their Spanish Liga rivals 11 11last_img read more

CUSTOMERS FOUND IN WELL-KNOWN BAR AFTER 2AM

first_imgPatsy Dan’s Bar in Dunfanaghy.A well-known Dunfanaghy Bar has been ordered to pay €200 to charity after eight customers were found on the premises after hours.Brendan Devine of Patsy Dan’s Bar appeared at Falcarragh District Court today to answer the charges.The court heard that when Gardai called to the bar on September 27th last, a taxi was outside with its engine running.There were eight people in the bar and the front door was open but no drink was being served.Last orders was at 12.30am with drinking up time at 1am.Solicitor for Devine, Mr Patsy Gallagher said the complaint was made by a civilian and that there had been history inJudge Paul Kelly replied “That’s the risk you run.”The court heard the bar had a clean record.Judge Kelly ordered Devine of 12 Killyhoey View, Portnablagh, to pay €200 to the Falcarragh Youth Diversion project.CUSTOMERS FOUND IN WELL-KNOWN BAR AFTER 2AM was last modified: July 15th, 2015 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:courtDunfanaghyPatsy Dans BarPatsy Gallagherlast_img read more