Despite rainy conditions, competition at the Gibson McCook Relays produced nine season-leading high school performances on Saturday at the National Stadium.Six came from the boys and three from the girls. With the rain forcing sprinters to run cautiously, the pick of the performance came in the 4×800 metres.Kingston College (KC) lowered their own 2016 best times in the Class Three and Class Four 4×100 metres, with times of 43.40 and 45.17 seconds, respectively.In Class One, Jamaica College (JC) moved forward to 40.01 seconds. In warm weather, the 40-second barrier might well have been breached.There were wholesale changes in the 4×200 metres. With Jhevaughn Matherson cruising home, KC smacked 1.49 seconds off the previous season-leading Class One time to win in one minute 26.03 seconds.A similar change was made in Class Two, where St Jago High won in one minute 28.59 seconds.Wolmer’s Boys’ and Kingston College (KC) won in Class Three and Class Four in 1.32.59 and 1.37.88, respectively. The Gibson McCook Relays is the only meet to stage the 4x200m relays in these lower class categories.With Ashley Williams cruising, Holmwood matched the boys with a year-leading one minute 36.49-second run in the girls 4×200 Open. Williams also anchored Holmwood to victory in the 4x400m over St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS), but the Santa Cruz school had run three minutes 36.91 seconds in the heats to establish the best time of the high school season.STETHS and Edwin Allen High produced notable 4x800m times. STETHS won an exciting boys’ race in 7.35.08, while Edwin Allen became the first girls’ team to break nine minutes this year, clocking 8.57.19.- H.L.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone thinks the chippy end to Game 2 is just a preview of what’s to come for the remainder of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.“It certainly got chippy and i think you’re gonna see that for the rest of the series,” Cone told reporters after the Gin Kings suffered a 134-109 beating to the San Miguel Beermen on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think you’ll continue to see it be chippy. I don’t think it’s gonna be laid down for the other team, it’s come out hard. I expect it to be chippier,” Cone said.In a title series deemed to be a closely-contested duel, each team has managed to get one lopsided win over the other after a couple of games.Cone, however, sees Game 3 turning out differently.“Basically, the soundbites you’re gonna get are gonna be the same that coach Leo was talking to you afterwards. I think he used the word humiliating, I felt the same way today,” Cone said.“We got one blow out, they got one blow out so we’ll see what happens in Game 3. Usually, that means it’s gonna be a nice, tough game in Game 3 so both teams we’ll be coming out ready to go.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Beermen get back at Gin Kings with blowout win in Game 2 of PBA Finals READ: Beermen get back at Gin Kings with blowout win in Game 2“We’re sister teams but we’re not friendly. There’s no love lost between the two teams.”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’With the game already decided under six minutes left, Beermen forward Arwind Santos got tossed after he elbowed Kings guard Scottie Thompson in the midsection.Then, 15 seconds later, San Miguel guard Chris Ross and Ginebra forward Joe Devance got tangled up before getting into a heated verbal exchange. Ross was ejected.
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments San Miguel will be up for a tough outing Sunday where Murphy gets his baptism of fire as the Beermen tangle with sister team Magnolia in the 6:30 p.m. contest at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Jetlag is expected to set in come the Magnolia game, and Austria said that they will help Murphy get acclimatized as quickly as possible by not letting him sleep at night leading to the game against the Hotshots.Drafted 47th overall by the Utah Jazz in 2012, Murphy had a brief NBA career and has bounced around in pro leagues in Asia, Europe and the United States.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ready to rumble Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Coach Leo Austria liked what he saw Thursday morning, that’s why the veteran AZ Reid will be sitting it out in the next San Miguel Beer games.Unless he got a wrong first impression of Kevin Murphy.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES “He was impressive, considering the situation,” Austria said, referring to Murphy heading straight to the Beermen’s practice that started at 10 a.m., just after the import landed in the country after a long-haul flight from Georgia and then Los Angeles in the United States. “He appeared to be very much in shape.”Reid, the former Best Import winner, has been hobbled by an ankle injury and the Beermen, who have been without June Mar Fajardo since the start of the PBA Governors’ Cup, are at 2-2 and needing a boost to be able to stick close to the leaders in the elimination round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAustria said that Reid still comes to practice to watch while resting his ankle, but when he saw the NBA veteran Murphy practice, he was convinced that the team could make the import change at this time.“What impressed me the most was his intelligence on the court,” Austria said. “We had him join practice not only to see him in action, but to also make him know the plays [of the team]. He caught on immediately. And that says a lot of his ability.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
The Fort St. John Knights of Columbus Flyers were on the ice yesterday for a game against the Peace River Royals and unfortunately for the Flyers it did not go their way. The game was scoreless after one, but in the end the Royals took the game 6-2.Fort St. John took the lead just over a minute and a half into the second period but Peace River tied the game, and wound up taking the lead with under a minute left in the period.Things unravelled for the Flyers over the final stages of the third period. Down 3-2 with less than eight minutes left the Royals scored two power play goals in a 24 second span, and Peace River scored once more to round out the scoring at 6-2.- Advertisement -Scoring for the Flyers in the game were Reid Jacobs, and Connor Bowie. Assists went to Connor Kindrat, Curtis Hammond, and Tyler Turner.
QUEBEC, QC – The City of Fort St. John, BC has won the National Municipal Professional Development Award from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) as recognition for its Employee Learning and Development Program.The City was presented with the 2019 CAMA Professional Development Award, during CAMA’s national conference in Quebec, QC, in the 20,001 to 100,000 population category.“CAMA is pleased to recognize the excellent effort and best practice being demonstrated by Fort St. John for their in-house professional development program to address availability of relevant training opportunities for City employees,” said Marc Landry, president of CAMA and City Manager for Moncton, NB.- Advertisement -According to CAMA, in Fort St. John, training opportunities for local organizations are limited due to the City’s location in the northern region of British Columbia. Significant travel costs meant professional development was limited, resulting in poor morale and frequent turnover of staff.In 2016 the City of Fort St. John launched an internal professional development program with 16 in-house courses offered. With professional development being costly and limited due to accessibility from the region City staff decided to create their own program to increase staff morale and staff retention shared CAMA.As City Council recognized investing in professional development is a valuable commitment to improving efficiency and effectiveness. Council approved additional funding in 2018 to partner with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) School of Business, a Supervisory Skills Certificate was introduced. The program focused on providing human skills required for supervisory and management positions, with a further opportunity to take an additional four online-based courses to complete SAIT’s Applied Management Certificate shared CAMA.Advertisement According to CAMA, the City of FSJ can say staff morale has been positively impacted by a new sense of achievement and belonging which shows through increases in employee engagement, qualified internal hires, reduced costs, and improved retention. This program has created a culture of learning, as evidenced by the fact that participant registration has continued to increase.“We are extremely pleased with the quality and scope of the 35 award submissions received for this year’s CAMA Awards of Excellence,” said Louis Coutinho, Chair for the 2019 CAMA Awards Jury, CAMA representative for Nova Scotia & PEI, and Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Windsor, NS. “Congratulations to the winners and all those who took the time to enter a submission.”CAMA’s Professional Development Award recognizes a community that has developed a unique and innovative program for its staff and can be replicated in other communities. Since Canada has a unique mixture of small and large communities, awards are granted according to population – for municipalities under 20,000, for those between 20,001 and 100,000 and for those over 100,000.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has brushed off reports Romelu Lukaku could be set for a move away from Goodison Park.The Belgian striker has netted 18 goals this season despite his side’s struggles and is reportedly wanted by Bundesliga high-flyers Wolfsburg in a £33m deal.But Martinez does not appear to have any concerns about losing the 21-year-old, who cost the Toffees a record £28m fee from Chelsea last summer.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Spaniard said: “It has been incredible to see him develop.“He is only 21 and his goalscoring record is incredible, but I always highlight his attitude, day to day, and wanting to be the best.“You are looking at a player now that can play Thursday and Sunday, he can take responsibility, he can take footballing concepts on.“It has been impressive to see him grow in the last ten, twelve months and obviously we would love to see him grow with us. That would be the objective.“The time he has been having with the team has been very impressive and we are going to see him develop into a special footballer.”
1 England manager Roy Hodgson Roy Hodgson has not ruled out staying as England manager past the end of Euro 2016, when his current contract expires.The Three Lions boss has been in charge since 2012, overseeing some excellent qualifying campaigns but poor tournament displays.England reached the quarter-finals at Euro 2012, before falling out of the 2014 World Cup at the group stage.Hodgson, who came under major fan criticism following those performances, then led his players on an unbeaten qualifying run to this summer’s European Championship, with many tipping the side to impress in France.Given the recent assembly of a young and attacking side, there have been calls for the former Liverpool and West Brom boss to remain as manager for the foreseeable future, but any contract talks are being held off until the end of the tournament this summer.Hodgson himself has refused to rule out staying on for the coming years, admitting that if the FA are keen on him he will continue coaching the national side.When asked whether he wants to stay on, the 68-year-old said: “If they want me, it is as simple as that.“I think I have tried to say all along – and nothing has really changed – that if the FA want me, if the mood in the country is that they would like me to stay, then I of course am more than happy to stay.“But I don’t want to be clawing onto a job when I get the feeling that people don’t want me to have the job, so it is as simple as that.“I suppose that does come down to what the Euros brings and see how we feel after it.”Hodgson has a wealth of attacking talents to call upon now, with the rise to prominence of the likes of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.The latter came under criticism last weekend for his attempt to win a penalty in Leicester’s 2-2 draw with West Ham, but the manager refused to believe that the 29-year-old was actually diving.He added: “Vardy got sent off at the weekend, but once again I will go out on a limb: I don’t see that. I don’t see that as a dive. I just don’t.“I think he was unbalanced. I don’t think it was a penalty either, I think he was unbalanced, running at that speed.“I think there was a very slight sort of contact with the defender, who was trying to cover.“I think he went down, he lost his balance. I don’t think he was trying to dive.”
WEST WHITTIER – The West Whittier Community Advisory Committee on Wednesday honored sheriff’s Deputy Allan Castellano for his five years of work in improving the community. During his assignment at the Pico Rivera Station, the deputy led Neighborhood Watch meetings, helped a local war veteran receive long-overdue medals, and made strong connections in the unincorporated West Whittier area, said Vivian Olguin, chairwoman of the advisory committee. “This is an area that has been overlooked, and he made it his second home,” she said. “Residents knew if they had specific needs they could put a call in to him.” Castellano has been now been transferred and will start at the sheriff’s Lakewood Station on Feb. 26. In addition to tributes from the council, Castellano received commendations from Los Angeles County supervisors Don Knabe and Gloria Molina and Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood. Castellano said he was pleased to get the recognition. “It took me by surprise,” he said. “I was just doing my job.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS IN AUSTRALIAWe hope you all have a wonderful 2015. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: December 31st, 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:AustraliaHappy New Year
Letterkenny Chamber President, Brian McCormick. Photo- Clive WassonThe countdown is on to the first Letterkenny Busking Festival that takes place around the town’s Main Street tomorrow (SAT). Musicians and Street Entertainers from across the North West are putting their sets together to compete for the amazing €1000 in prize money.Singers, dancers, musicians and street entertainers of all kinds are being asked to participate to create a fun day for all the family in Letterkenny. “People always love a bit of music when they are out shopping and this summer we’ve been trying out events for the whole family. There has been lots going on and we’re delighted to bring the first busking Festival to Letterkenny,” explained Brian McCormick, President Letterkenny Chamber.Letterkenny.“We’re offering a prize of €1,000 to the lucky winner so we know we’ll have a high standard throughout the day. ShopLK is all about enjoying the best shopping experience. We want our customers to really enjoy what Letterkenny has to offer and this type of event makes people happy and creates a real buzz. This Festival will be the first of what we hope becomes an annual event.”Since launching the festival on Facebook there has been a really high number of enquiries so everyone turning up to watch will see a fantastic range of acts from 1pm to 4.30pm.The competition is open to buskers and street performers/entertainers of all disciplines. All performers who want to take part must register at the Courtyard Shopping Centre, Letterkenny between 9:30am – 11.30am on the day. They will be allocated a slot and will be required to perform from 1pm until 4.30pm at that pitch. The Acts will then be judged anonymously during the afternoon and the winner will be announced at 4.30pm. More information on the format of the day and the rules and regulations are available on www.facebook.com/letterkennybuskingfestival or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.orgLETTERKENNY BUSKING FESTIVAL MAKES ITS DEBUT TOMORROW! was last modified: July 17th, 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:Letterkenny Busking Festival