Bounty Farm supports CARIFTA swimmer

first_imgNATIONAL swimmer Lian Winter, earlier this week received sponsorship from Bounty Farm Ltd, towards her attendance at this year’s CARIFTA Swimming Championships, where she will be participating in six events.“Bounty Farm Ltd as part of our corporate responsibility has made a financial contribution to assist Lian Winter to be able to attend the championships,” the company said in a press release yesterday.The sponsorship was handed over to Winter’s coach Stephanie Fraser, as a smiling Winter looked on. Also present was her father Duane Winter.The Championships, which will be held in Nassau, Bahamas from April 15 to 18, will see Guyana represented by a four-person delegation – two pool swimmers and two open water swimmers. Apart from Lian, the other pool swimmer is Leon Seaton.Winter will be participating in the Girls’ 11-12 category where she will be competing in the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly, and 50m, 100m, and 200m backstroke.This will be Winter’s first time at the Championships, and her biggest event to date.last_img read more

Man City surge on, United sink Spurs to stay second

first_imgCOMPLETE CONTROLThough Jay Rodriguez equalised quickly, City were in complete control once Fernandinho’s deflected effort put them ahead after 15 minutes.Substitute Sterling scored his ninth of the season in all competitions four minutes after coming with City’s only late moment of concern en route to a 13th straight win coming when careless defending from Nicolas Otamendi let in Matty Phillips for a consolation.City’s 28 points equalled the tally accrued by Chelsea in 2005 and Manchester City themselves in 2011 – and both those sides went on to win the title – but neither of those teams could match the plus-29 goal difference of Guardiola’s charges.The manager reserved special praise for Sane, describing him as a “special talent” after City extended their unbeaten record in all competitions to a club record 21.Mourinho hailed United’s win in difficult windy and rainy conditions in the lunchtime fixture between the second and third-placed teams as “deserved” after they had created the lion’s share of chances.Martial struck 10 minutes after coming on, latching on to Lukaku’s flicked header from David de Gea’s goalkick.It was a scruffy left-foot finish from the Frenchman, leaving Mourinho to smile: “Martial scores with a bad shot — but the bad shots can be the most beautiful.”Wenger was in bullish mood after Arsenal’s win, saying the Gunners had proved their critics wrong by overturning a lead for a third time in a week.“Again we have showed the mental strength to come back and win the game,” said Wenger, now just 10 matches short of former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson’s landmark of 810 Premier League matches as manager. LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City maintained their charge towards the Premier League title with a 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion as Manchester United kept within five points of their neighbours with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.Goals from Leroy Sane, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling moved the leaders on to 28 points – equalling the best return after 10 matches of a Premier League season – as irresistible City took their campaign’s tally of league goals to a remarkable 35.Earlier, Jose Mourinho received the response he had demanded from his United side following their humbling defeat at Huddersfield Town as an 81st-minute goal from substitute Anthony Martial preserved their perfect home record.The win, their sixth straight victory in the league at Old Trafford without conceding a goal, moved United on to 23 points, three clear of Spurs as champions Chelsea and Arsenal both marched to within a point of their London rivals.Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who had shown unusual irritation last week when asked about stories linking compatriot Carlo Ancelotti with his job, seemed rather happier after Eden Hazard’s 51st minute goal earned his side a 1-0 win in the late game at Bournemouth to maintain their fourth spot.Arsene Wenger celebrated a successful 800th Premier League match in charge as Arsenal fought from one down to beat Swansea City 2-1 with second-half goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey.Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp got the better of his best friend, Huddersfield boss David Wagner, in a 3-0 win at Anfield where second-half strikes from Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum pushed the Reds to sixth on 16 points.Watford’s giddy ascent, though, was checked with a 1-0 home defeat by struggling Stoke City – Darren Fletcher hit the target in the 16th minute – that dropped them to seventh on 15.At the other end of the table, Crystal Palace escaped with an astonishing 2-2 draw with West Ham United, coming back from two down and earning a draw in the seventh minute of stoppage time through Wilfried Zaha.Pep Guardiola’s Man City continue to look unstoppable at domestic level, having opened up in brilliant fashion with Sane scoring his sixth goal in seven league games after 10 minutes. By Ian Chadbandlast_img read more

USC finishes lengthy road game slate

first_imgAfter nearly a month since its last home game, the No. 1 USC men’s water polo team will play at UC Irvine before returning home to McDonald’s Swim Stadium for six of its final seven regular season matches.“It’s nice to be able to come back home this weekend,” USC coach Jovan Vavic said. “We have all our long road trips behind us now, with our big wins over Stanford and in the NorCal tournament, so we are looking forward to staying close to home.”Thursday’s contest will be a rematch of this year’s SoCal tournament semifinals, a game in which the Trojans (17-0, 2-0) won 10-5. In that game, UCI (14-5, 0-2) had the score even at 3-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Trojans expect a similar fighting spirit in this week’s matchup.“They have a really good all-around team,” senior two-meter Matt Burton said. “They always come out hard and just work. They’re going to come out with a ton of energy at their home pool and hopefully we can match that energy and play with the poise and experience that we have.”Over the course of the team’s four-year run of dominance, players have grown accustomed to opponents’ energy. USC’s reputation precedes it, and everybody strives to unseat the kings.“Whenever you’re the number one team, everyone’s always excited to play against you,” Burton said. “We look forward to it. That’s where you like to be, in that number one spot.”At present, the Anteaters are reeling, having lost four of their last six games, including each of their first two games of Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play. Coach Vavic expects UCI to come out with a sense of urgency given its early conference struggles.“I had a meeting with the guys yesterday and brought up the example of Stanford’s football team beating us [in 2006] when they were ranked very, very low in the national rankings, and they beat us,” Vavic said. “The point was that everybody can beat anybody, and UCI is not a team to take lightly. They can be dangerous.”The Trojans’ defense is focused on UCI’s multiple scoring options. The Anteaters have two drivers, Bojan Hrlec and Mitch Wise, who have scored 52 and 47 goals respectively this season, and three others who have scored at least 20 goals in 2012.“They have just an overall very good attack,” senior driver Tobias Preuss said. “They have great drivers that are very explosive. They get themselves into very good finishing positions and can be extremely dangerous if you’re not prepared.”USC has won its last 19 games dating back to last season. But the team is still focused on ways it can improve.“We still have a lot of space to improve,” Preuss said. “There are lots of things to improve on. But that’s OK, as long as we go game by game and really analyze what we did right and what we did wrong, we’ll be in a good spot when all is said and done.”last_img read more

Line up for County Senior Hurling Semi Finals complete

first_imgMullinahone clocked up a goal and 6 points in the second half to try and narrow the gap but a P White goal for Clonoulty in injury time saw them run out 1-18 to 1-10 winners.There was knocks on both sides -Clonoulty centre back John O’Keefe and Mullinahone’s Eoin Kelly both limped off injured. It follows wins over Mullinahone and Drom & Inch respectively this afternoon.Kildangan took an early lead in their clash with Drom & Inch and at half time were three points up – However at this point it was still anybody’s game- Drom continued their fight back in they earlier part of the second half but Kildangan then clocked up two goals putting them very much in control. Seamie Callanan’s side managed to find the back of the net late in injury time to narrow the gap but in the end Kildangan secured victory on a 2-18 to 1-17 scorelineClonoulty dominated the early game at Semple Stadium with their forwards finding space to score and by half time they were leading by 12 points to 4 last_img read more

Lakers, Clippers schedules include early-season intrigue

first_imgOne scheduling concession for both teams is the absence of the annual Grammy Awards road trip. Staples Center will host the event during the All-Star break Feb. 11-18.That is the only solace for the Lakers during an eight-game stretch in February that includes just one home game among two matchups with the Spurs and meetings with 2015 playoff teams — the Cavaliers, Grizzlies, Bulls, Pelicans and Bucks.Should the Lakers’ fate include a run at the postseason, the home stretch will be difficult beyond simply keeping Kobe Bryant healthy. Aside from the regular-season finale versus the Jazz, the preceding six-game stretch consists of all playoff teams from a season ago and a back-to-back against the Rockets and Thunder.Of the Lakers’ 18 pairs of back-to-back games next season, three are packed into an eight-game road trip in early December.The Clippers’ schedule includes 20 back-to-backs, two of which occur on the toughest road trip of the season. The five-game stretch beginning March 15 consists of games at the Spurs, Rockets, Grizzlies, Pelicans and defending NBA champion Warriors. Regardless of how the Lakers or Clippers finished last season, the events since created plenty of intrigue for early-season matchups in L.A. on the 2015-16 NBA schedule released Wednesday.The Lakers’ season opener against the Timberwolves features the top two picks in the NBA draft, and the Clippers’ home opener lands the Mavericks and spurned owner Mark Cuban in the same building as DeAndre Jordan.The Clippers play Dallas twice in the season’s first two weeks, two of their franchise-best 33 nationally televised games next season. The Lakers will be on national TV 28 times, including a Christmas Day home game on ESPN against the Clippers, part of a marquee lineup that includes an NBA Finals rematch between the Cavaliers and Warriors.The Lakers and Clippers’ four matchups include back-to-back games April 5 and 6, part of a difficult stretch to end the Lakers’ regular season. March won’t be an easy month for the Clippers thanks to three games against the Thunder, expected to be much improved with a healthy Kevin Durant, and additional games against the Cavaliers, Hawks and three other playoff teams from a season ago. The Clippers don’t have a road trip longer than five games, but their schedule includes four such trips.After clawing within one win of a Western Conference finals appearance last season, the Clippers were rewarded with four games on ABC and 10 apiece on ESPN and TNT this season. There will be plenty of intrigue in the first two weeks, during which the Clippers play the Mavericks twice, including a Nov. 11 visit to Dallas where a scored Mavericks fan base will undoubtedly voice its contempt for Jordan after the Clippers center rescinded his commitment to sign with the Mavericks in July.The Clippers’ Nov. 7 home game against the Rockets marks a Western Conference semifinals rematch. The Rockets became the ninth team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 postseason series deficit when they halted what appeared to be a promising playoff run in a stunning end to the Clippers’ season.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The legalization marijuana question

first_imgDo you think Kansas should follow Colorado’s lead and legalize marijuana? Yes, absolutely. Absolutely not. Let’s see how it works out in Colorado first before passing any laws here. Kansas should legalize medical marijuana but not for recreational use. Keep it illegal, just decriminalize it. Let’s go the other way and make marijuana laws even tougher than they are now Colorado’s marijuana law is too strict. Let’s allow marijuana smoking anyplace, anywhere, anytime. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (28) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down HamSammich · 344 weeks ago Bring manufacturing jobs back to the USA many say. Hemp can be used to make over 10,000 products and has been historically intertwined with man for the last 10,000 years. Some misinformed military leader made marijuana illegal because he didn’t like it. Lets face it cigarettes kill 400,000+ people a year in the United States. Marijuana kills 0. Lets face it people, it is an industry that helps people, creates renewable energy, creates jobs, provides thousands of products everybody can use and generates tax revenue out of thin air. As long as it is regulated to 21 and older and not while driving it shouldn’t be a big deal. All the uptight people who are against it need to sit down, smoke a J, munch on some cheetos and chill out. I don’t understand why anybody would ever oppose it because the positives far far far outweigh any negatives that one can come up with. Report Reply 5 replies · active 344 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down High Tower · 344 weeks ago Only a mis-informed person would want to keep it illegal. Time to pull your head out of the sand and understand this is a medicinal plant you can not overdose on. It is not a gate way drug as alcohol is. Ask any cop if they would rather be around drunks or people smoking pot. Drunks are beligerant and aggressive where pot smokers are mellow and easy to get along with. I have experimented (smoked pot) with marijuana for over 42 years and have never been in trouble with the law. Report Reply 3 replies · active 344 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down snitch · 344 weeks ago must have a bunch of pot heads to vote yes. wait tell your grade school kid smokes it for fun. It affects your judgment. And I’ll be the first to turn you in. Report Reply 2 replies · active 332 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down HamSammich · 344 weeks ago The rationale is not that it is less harmful than another substance. The fact that it has so many positive properties is what needs to be looked at. You have the choice to drink alcohol when you are 21 years old. Nobody is going to force the entire population to start smoking because marijuana because it is legal. It is an incredibly harmless substance. Ted Logan you sound like an individual who is opposed to anything that people might enjoy be it gatorade, marijuana or enjoying a beer. Comparing it to rattlesnakes, sword swallowing and whatever stupid examples you used is just assanine. Nobody is going to be “obligated” to do anything they don’t want to do. Report Reply 1 reply · active 344 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down HamSammich · 344 weeks ago Look at our prison and court system. People end up spending more time in prison for marijuana than for murdering somebody. Sounds like we need to take all the Republicans on a field trip to Jamaica “don’t forget your Lightning McQueen lunchbox” to show them that marijuana is a way of life for some people and it brings them closer with Jah. This is no different than you having communion for Christians. Stop acting like Carrie Nation and adapt to change. This will help our state on so many levels from tax revenue, job creation, manufacturing jobs, lawyers, accountants and people who might not of been able to work will have something they can do to contribute to our society. This will ultimately eliminate pot dealers which isn’t that what you want anyways? Report Reply 3 replies · active 344 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down HamSammich · 344 weeks ago Jeffrey Miron, a senior lecturer at Harvard University who in 2010 studied the likely impacts of drug legalization, finding that about $8.7 billion would be saved on law enforcement and another $8.7 billion would be generated from taxes on marijuana. Accounting for inflation, that would add up to about $20 billion now, he said. Now you tell me how it doesn’t make sense to legalize just on that fact. Mr i’ve never brought a Pen home from work (theft), accidently ran a red light, jaywalked or drank before the age of 21(or 18 if your an old fogey). There are so many laws in this country now I am sure you don’t even know when you break one. What happens when it is legal Ted? You going to go hide in your hole and never come out in fear of all of the mellow dorito munchin potheads roaming the streets lol. Report Reply 3 replies · active 343 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down GlijahEraves 0p · 344 weeks ago Bottom line, if you don’t want your children to have access to drugs, then you want it legalized. Because the people selling any street drugs aren’t checking ID’s. Studies have already shown that it is significantly easier for minors to obtain illegal drugs than it is for them to obtain alcohol. That’s why regulation works and prohibition doesn’t. They ended alcohol prohibition because it simply does not work. All the prohibition of alcohol did was create a black market which provided criminals with more ways to become filthy rich. Report Reply 0 replies · active 344 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down High Tower · 344 weeks ago We have had several STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS that were smoking daily even at practice field and before the championship games and after that proves it didn’t effect their ability on and off the field. Just look at some of our Olympians that were smoking pot all the time. Guess you cant argue that point. Yeah we have some losers that smoke pot just like alcoholics. We all know some but don’t hold it against everyone. Hell we have non smokers and drinkers every where that are losers. Its a common thread in our society. I have smoked with cops on the WPD years ago. Doctors and Nurses, EMT’s you will never pull the wool over my eyes. Report Reply 2 replies · active 343 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down guest · 343 weeks ago Right now drug money goes to support foreign drug cartels that finance terrorist organizations, or states could legalize it, tax it, then the money will support schools, cities, parks, etc . . . Also make very strict laws about driving under the influence. Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Diego Martínez: “What gives me the most anger is the expulsion, Barça doesn’t need it to win”

first_imgI congratulated my players because we have been very focused. We lacked a bit of precision. We have defended very well and we have bothered Barça-Has it influenced playing with one less?I found it very rigorous. In the same minute Vidal has gone without yellow. It is very hard and annoys me for my players. Barcelona doesn’t even need these grants.Are you going happy despite the defeat?The result must be assumed. The team has played with soul. But what causes me the most anger and hurts is the expulsion. Where has the equipment failed?In attack we have been able to do things better, but it would be very unfair to point them out. Every time a Barça player catches it, everything is extremely difficult.Have you noticed many differences with this Barça de Quique Setién?We expected a club with the ball and pressing up. They make all the walls at the first touch and play very precise. If Barça has its day it is unstoppable.Has Germán been irresponsible with that entry?I have not seen it, but I insist that it hurts me the most is that next week we lose it.In the press conference on Saturday, he commented that they were going to Camp Nou to do things they didn’t want, what did he mean?I didn’t want to be so much without the ball, but Barça forces you to always be in a low block. What rating do you make of the match?last_img read more

The eleven essentials in the calls of Vicente Moreno

first_imgGoalkeeper Reina has played 26 of the 27 games to date and only one was a substitute for Fabricio. The central Valjent is the only player in the squad to have played every league minute. The midfielder Febas He has been a starter on 18 occasions while in the rest of the games he has occupied a place on the bench, going out to play in most cases, since only in three games he was left without going out. Another fixed midfielder in the coach’s plans is the Galician Dani Rodríguez, undisputed starter in 26 games and on a substitute occasion. Six footballers from Real Mallorca have been present in all 27 league calls without fail. Reina, Dani Rodríguez, Febas, Valjent, Pozo and Cucho Hernández (the last two since joining) do not fail on the Valencia coach’s call-up lists. In addition, there are five other players who have only been absent due to injury or penalty. None of the eleven has missed any appointment for technical or tactical reasons. Apart from these four fixes, two other footballers have always been in the squad since their arrival. One is the Cucho Hernández. The Colombian striker was loaned to Mallorca last summer but in the midst of recovering from surgery. Since discharge, he has been on all charts for 12 games.The last case is from Alejandro Pozo, reinforcement of the winter marketHe and that since his arrival on the island entered the call in the 8 games he has had.Other players fixed on the schemes of the Majorcan coach are Save Seville with three absences for injury or penalty, Slime that a call for sanction was lost, Kubo that upon arrival did not enter the first two lists, Budimir with two fouls for sanction and injury, and finally Junior Lake, also absent due to injury on two occasions.You could say that these are the 11 essentials of Vicente Moreno.last_img read more

Sojourner Truth provides Beckford with first winner

first_imgONeil Beckford, one of 17 apprentice riders who graduated from the Jockeys’ School in September of last year, rode his first winner when 4-1 chance SOJOURNER TRUTH romped the eighth race for $180,000 conditional claimers over the straight five course at Caymanas Park yesterday. A past student of Tacius Golding High in St Catherine, Beckford, 26, could not hide his glee when he passed the post first aboard his 58th ride, standing tall in the saddle with his whip hand raised high in celebration. Having secured three rides on the 10-race programme, Beckford said that he was looking forward to his first winner in SOJOURNER TRUTH, especially when it was learnt that the hot ante-post favourite, BARS OF GOLD, was a late non-starter. “She had shown improved form in her last two races, and with Bars of Gold out, I knew this was a golden opportunity for me to finally win a race. SOJOURNERTRUTH usually runs her best races over the straight when fully fit, and she delivered today by three lengths,” he explained. SOJOURNER TRUTH is owned by All-Stars Pro and trained by Paul Hylton. The 8-y-o bay mare by Skipping out of Augus Mawnin was winning her first race in well over a year. Beckford, who is apprenticed to veteran trainer Vin Edwards, thus became the 12th graduate from the last batch to ride a winner. Looking ahead, the young rider said he would work even harder to maintain his weight (51.0kg) and establish himself as a go to claiming apprentice. Meanwhile, BRAVE PROSPECT, running as the 2-1 second favourite, ran on strongly to beat long-time leader and 3-2 favourite FRANKENSTORM by three lengths in the Millard Ziadie Memorial Cup feature over 1100 metres. The 4-y-o colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect, was ridden by Kerry-Gayle Robinson for in-form trainer Neive Graham and leading owner O’Shaun Connection. Eleven ran. – O.C.last_img read more