FACT

first_imgFACTFormer Olympian Herb McKenley was one of the most prominent sportsmen to run for a seat in the House of Parliament. In 1972, he contested the St Andrew Northern constituency for the Jamaica Labour Party against the People’s National Party’s Allan St Aubyn Isaacs and Cecil A. Nelson of the Christian Democratic Party. Isaacs won with 10,610 votes, while McKenley got 2,822 votes. Nelson secured 49 ballots.last_img

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Horse Racing Tips

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Nadal made to sweat for Hamburg Open win

first_imgHAMBURG, Germany (AP):Top-seeded Rafael Nadal toiled to beat Jiri Vesely 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach the Hamburg Open quarter-finals yesterday.Nadal’s quarter-final opponent will be fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, who outlasted Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.Nadal appeared in trouble when he dropped his serve for 4-4 in the second set, but he broke right back and served for the match, only to commit a double fault at match point. He served another double fault to drop the game, but Vesely could not take advantage and Nadal cruised through the tiebreaker, winning the match when Vesely netted a backhand.Nadal is playing in Hamburg for the first time since he won the clay-court event in 2008. This is his first tournament since losing to Dustin Brown in the second round of Wimbledon. Once No. 1 in the world, Nadal has dropped to No. 10.Andreas Seppi of Italy also reached the quarter-finals by beating Florian Mayer of Germany 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. He will play countryman Simone Bolelli, who defeated Spanish qualifier Jaume Munar 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-4.last_img read more

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Not the same without Messi

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic admitted that playing without Lionel Messi in the team was a “very different” experience. Messi has missed Barca’s last three games, including last weekend’s 4-3 loss at Celta Vigo, but has started running again this week. “It’s very different [the team with and without Messi]; one is nothing like the other,” said Rakitic. “We know the importance Leo has for us, but there’s a squad; and we have to continue moving forward. But it’s very different playing without Leo. You don’t have be very smart to know that.” Coach Luis Enrique has given those of his players not with their national teams time off until Monday, but the Argentinian is expected to be at the team’s training base on the weekend to continue his rehabilitation as he looks to make a return in next week’s La Liga contest against Deportivo La Coruna. He was diagnosed to miss three weeks of action. Barca are also hoping that French defender Samuel Umtiti will be fit for Depor’s visit. Umtiti injured his knee in training ahead of September’s draw with Atletico Madrid, but trained this week. However, Barca have been dealt a new injury blow with Friday’s news that Jordi Alba has left the Spain camp with a hamstring problem sustained in the World Cup qualifying draw with Italy on Thursday.last_img read more

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CIBC FirstCaribbean hosts 5th Walk For The Cure

first_imgCIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank hosted its fifth annual lapathon at the Emancipation Park, Kingston, on Sunday, October 30, partnering with the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) and customers, sponsors and the friends of employees of the bank to raise funds in support of the fight against cancer. Since 2012, CIBC FirstCaribbean has collectively raised over US$1m across the region through the annual ‘Walk For the Cure’ hosted in partnership with cancer societies in the 17 islands in which the bank operates. Addressing participants at the 2016 ‘Walk For The Cure’ in Jamaica, the bank’s managing Director, Nigel Holness, noted that the funds raised have been “put to good use supporting early detection, care, raising awareness of cancer and research”. He thanked survivors like Mrs Debra Reid Gibbs, who spoke at the event, for “helping to take the veil off this disease” by sharing their stories. Noting that there are still lots of myths and misconceptions out there, Holness said “we encourage you to continue to do your part to educate and support our fellow Jamaicans”, and called on all lapathon participants to go beyond participation in ‘Walk For The Cure’ by becoming advocates for increased awareness and increased testing. Holness said that those who have already been touched by cancer, are supporting someone in their fight, or lost a loved one, should “honour these warriors by doing what we can to protect ourselves and others. “Let’s be aggressive about this and let us keep up the fight against this dreaded disease until a cure is found”, he declared. In her remarks, Mrs Reid Gibbs said that when she was first diagnosed with cancer, her husband said “we are going to conquer this”. She told participants at the lapathon, “you must believe that the cure is inside you and you will get over this.” In thanking CIBC First-Caribbean for their “tremendous contributions in the fight against cancer”, Yulit Gordon, executive director of the JCS, said, “We are able to provide expanded services through your generosity and we are seeing the positive results. Mrs Gordon said that as a result of increased education and advocacy and screening funded by CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and other sponsors, the survival rates for cancer are much higher than 20-30 years ago.last_img read more

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Bravo, Narine star in Aussie Big Bash

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia, CMC – A tidy all-round performance from Dwayne Bravo and steady bowling from fellow West Indies Twenty20 star Sunil Narine contributed to a 49-run victory for the Melbourne Renegades over defending champions Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League yesterday. Bravo collected 2-27 from his allotted four overs and Narine 2-32 from his four, as the Thunder, chasing 180 for victory, were bowled out in 19.1 overs in the third match of this year’s competition at the Docklands Stadium. Andre Russell, another West Indies T20 star, failed to fire with the bat again, scoring just two, as all but three of the Thunder’s batsmen fell for single figure scores to give the Renegades their first home victory since the 2014-15 season. Earlier, Bravo struck a four and two sixes in 24 from 16 balls for the Renegades, but it was their captain Aaron Finch, the Australia international, that powered their innings with three fours and four sixes in 63 from 37 balls, as the home team reached 179 for seven from their allocation of 20 overs. Russell was the most successful, if not economical Thunder bowler, grabbing 2-42 from his allotted four overs. The Thunder have a week to regroup before they host the Brisbane Heat at the Sydney Showground Stadium next Wednesday, a day before the Renegades host the Perth Scorchers at Docklands. The Big Bash League continues today with a double-header which features a contest at the WACA between the Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers, whose squad includes West Indies T20 star Kieron Pollard and Barbados-born, England all-rounder Chris Jordan.last_img read more

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Jamaica doesn’t lack talent – Brown

first_imgFormer national football coach, Carl Brown, praised current trainer Theodore Whitmore for his faith in young players and giving them the opportunity to prove themselves. Whitmore started three 19 year olds, in Shamar Nicholson, Kevon Lambert and Jourdaine Fletcher with a majority local based players which beat Honduras 1-0 on Friday.  Brown, Rene Simoes’ assistant during the France 98 campaign, says there is an argument that no (football) talent exist in Jamaica but he refuted that and insists young players need exposure and experience to grow. “There is no other way young players will get exposure, other than getting out and play,” he said. So I am happy we are seeing that. The Gold Cup is coming and the only way you will know if they can cope is to put them in the kitchen where it’s hot, and I believe that is the direction we must go.” The team will get better Brown believes Whitmore had no choice but to rebuild with youngsters, but says once the powers that be support the players, the team will get better. “I don’t believe he had an option. This is his saving grace, that is what he has to do, rely on the young ones, and the more experience they get, the more they play, the better they will get. I guarantee that,” he said. “The 98 squad, I watched them grow over time and it’s because they were playing games. Fifty plus games every year for three and a half years, so it wasn’t accident we qualified. Theodore understands it, (because) he was part of that squad. He must concentrate on his squad and encourage and improve the players so that when they go out, they understand why they are there,” he added. The idea that Jamaica lacks football talent has annoyed the former Boys Town coach, who says Jamaica might not produced another team like the 98 squad, but insists we have players, who if given the opportunity can make it happen. “We have never been short on talent, and I have been knocked about because they are talking that there is no talent in Jamaica and it is proven we always have talent,’ he said. “It’s a good result (1-0 win against Honduras) and I am so happy,” Brown said. “Theodore and his staff will feel that joy and the pressure will be lifted. They got two very good results recently and it’s encouraging and the powers that be need to encourage the players and coaching staff to go on,” he added.last_img read more

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Seeking My Dream hard to oppose

first_imgToday’s race meet at Caymanas Park signals the start of a new era – the privatisation of local racing with new owners Supreme Ventures Limited taking over the operation of the near 200-acre racing complex from the Government through divestment. The move was made official on Tuesday when Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), a subsidiary of lotto giant Supreme Ventures Limited, replaced Caymanas Track Limited as sole promoter. Meanwhile, the well supported 11-race programme will be highlighted by the annual renewal of the grade one Chairman’s Trophy over 1500 metres with a purse of $1.2 million. With six starters declared, the race marks the return of back-to-back ‘Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM, who races for the first time since his impressive record time victory in the $13.9 million Diamond Mile on December 10 last year. Although racing for the first time in three months, SEEKING MY DREAM, to be ridden as usual by champion jockey Omar Walker for 16-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta and member of parliament Derrick Smith, has been burning up the track at exercise, galloping six furlongs in a fast 1:11.4 on March 4 in preparation for the race. The five-year-old chestnut horse by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 ‘Horse of the Year’ Alsafra has been allotted topweight of 57.0kg, but this will not deter him as he represents superior class in a field where three of the remaining starters are his stable-companions. His two legitimate competitors are the 2015 Superstakes winner FRANFIELD, who beat him by a length in this very race last year, and the American horse BRAWN. Both, however, were soundly beaten by the 2015 derby winner in the Diamond Mile and even though allowing 3.5kg and 7.0kg respectively to both, SEEKING MY DREAM is in such good nick that it will take a brave punter to oppose him. The Richard Azan-trained FRANFIELD under champion apprentice Bebeto Harvey has the capacity to rebound on his best form and should complete the exacta. Other firm fancies on the card are down in class UNBREAKABLE in the opening race over a mile, BUBBLING KITTEN for trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes in the knotty looking third race over 1200 metres, CRAFTY STAR in the sixth, recent winner STANISLAUS to repeat in the seventh and WARTIME in the 11th and final to be contested by the maximum 16 starters. SUPERIOR CLASSlast_img read more

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgDowns, Ricam, Mile Gully advance in Pat Anderson U17 Downs, Ricam and Mile Gully have all secured berths to the knockout phase of the Moorlands Development sponsored Pat Anderson Under 17 competition. All three lead their respective preliminary zones. Ricam lead Zone One unbeaten with fifteen points from five games and are almost certain to be joined by Porus, who have twelve points but have lost once. Mile Gully are also unbeaten in Zone Two with fifteen points from five games with the nearest challenger being YFA Academy on nine points and Hillstars on six. Downs rule the roost in Zone Six with six wins and have the best overall average in the competition. There is also a ding dong battle in this group between Belair and Cross Keys who both have eleven points. However with the competition rules providing berths for two best third place teams overall, both could qualify. Goals galore in Manchester U15 There were goals galore on the opening day of the Manchester Football Association’s Under 15 competition at the Kirkvine Sports Complex. Belair highlighted the scoring on the day with a 10-0 win over debutante Hope Village. Tahj Thompson preened himself knocking in four goals while Shemar Palmer netted a hatrick. Ricam Academy also showed Cross Keys no mercy slamming them 6-0 with Nicari Campbell getting a hatrick. Comfort were also unsettled 5-1 by Villa United whose Rohane Brown scored twice. In the last of the routs, May Day disposed of Porus 4-1. In the two more even contests, Alligator Pond and Starz Academy ended 0-0, while Mile Gully rallied from behind to outscore Star Zone Academy 3-2. Mandeville hosts successful Night Pistol shoot The first night shooting match on the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club’s (MRPC) 2017 calendar was completed without incident last weekend at its Lincoln range, providing competitors and fans with a lot of excitement. When the dust was settled Orville Henriques came out on top with Lasbury Larmond second, Ronald Robertson in third place and Michael Bradshaw and Desmond Prince completing the top five. A whopping 22 shooters competed in the three hour affair, which lasted up to 11:00 p.m. The match featured five stages for all of 60 live rounds. The MRPC also issued a special thanks to members of the Jamaica Defence Force, who also participated in the match. The club also released that due to popular demand of its patrons, the Spray as You May Match, scheduled for Sunday, May 21 which was previously advertised as a 130 round match will be held as a 90 round match. Tafari Lions, Real Treasure Beach in St Bess Major league final Former champions Tafari Lions and Real Treasure Beach FC will contest the final of the St. Elizabeth FA Magnum Major League. Play is set for tomorrow at the St Elizabeth Technical High School field in Santa Cruz starting at 3:00 p.m. Time will be allowed for extra time and penalties if an advantage cannot be gained during regulation time. Tafari Lions secured their place in the final in dramatic fashion winning 8-7 on penalties after a pulsating regulation and extra time battle with New Holland. New Holland actually won the game 4-3 but Tafari Lions were saved by the tie of Romario Brown’s first leg goal, which had given them a 1-0 result, the previous weekend at the same venue. Real Treasure Beach had no such jitters except for the first half, which ended 0-0, as they found two goals in the second half courtesy of Junior Edwards in 67th minute and Anfernee Stewart in the 83rd. Los Perfectos back in Manchester top tier Los Perfectos returned to the top flight of Manchester football after easily defeating Old England 3-0 to win the Jamalco sponsored Manchester Division One football competition. Victory was sealed last weekend at Brooks Park, home of their 1980s and 90s heydays when they even competed in the National Premier League. Following repeated failures since the 1990s to get back in the Premier League, the club took a 10 year hiatus from league football forcing them to make the hard road back by competing in the second tier Division One. Los “P’s” victory was set up by Christopher Campbell’s two first half goals, which gave them a halftime cushion of 2-0 before Roy Dean made it totally safe late in the game.last_img read more

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Beyoncé considering purchase of Houston Rockets ownership stake—report

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The famed business magazine also cited Beyoncé’s net worth at $350 million, while her husband Jay-Z is believed to be worth around $810 million.The power couple are avid NBA fans, often appearing in regular season games and a fixture in the sidelines during the All-Star weekend.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:NBA legend Mutombo looking to purchase Houston RocketsADVERTISEMENT Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the 35-year-old former “Destiny’s Child” singer was certainly interested, after husband Jay-Z sold his 1 percent stake of the Brooklyn Nets in 2013.The report added that Beyoncé could become a valuable asset by adding “superstar sizzle to any ownership group, likely helping the team with local and international marketing.”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’Alexander purchased the Rockets in 1993 for $85 million.Forbes’ estimated value of the team is as high as $2 billion, given its blockbuster off-season transactions of acquiring Chris Paul via trade and signing James Harden to a long-term contract. The club’s popularity overseas—particularly in China—may further boost its value as well, the report said. MOST READ SMBeer, TNT renew rivalry POWER COUPLE Beyonce Knowles and rapper husband Jay Z. AFP PHOTOThe search for the next Houston Rockets franchise owner continues and one internationally acclaimed pop star has entered the scene.Houston, Texas-native Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is reportedly mulling over a minority ownership of the Rockets franchise, after owner Les Alexander put it up for sale last month.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 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 LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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