Williams keeps sprint options open

first_imgAfter a season where injuries forced his hand, Jamaica-trained British sprinter, Delano Williams, is keeping his options open.The former Munro College champion sprinter set a personal best over 400 metres in 2015 and was consistently fast for Great Britain’s 4×400 metre team. He hasn’t, however, turned his back on the event in which he was World Junior champion, the 200 metres.The Turks and Caicos native set a new 400m lifetime best of 45.42 seconds in the B race at the Jamaica Invitational and clicked off relay legs timed in 44.3 and 44.5 for Great Britain. However, his efforts at 200 metres were hampered by niggling hamstring trouble. It caused him to stop while running for the University of the West Indies at the Jamaica Inter-collegiate Championships in March. Quizzed on his event choices in 2015 and in the future, he said, “It shows where my strengths are, I guess, and when my quarters are fast, my 200m are fast.”With regard to the niggles that kept him from racing at the British World Championships trials at 200 metres, he explained: “This year was kind of up and down for me but, nevertheless, the 400 metres was the right way to go for this year.”Though his portfolio includes 100/200 sprint doubles for Munro at ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships, Williams has always been a whiz in the 4x400m. He was a key man in victories by Munro at Champs and the Penn Relays until his sojourn there ended in 2013.Looking forwardReunited with his former Munro coach Neil Harrison for the 2015 campaign, Williams is optimistic about the upcoming Olympic year.”Every year when I train with coach Harrison, I PB”, he said using track lingo to denote the establishment of a new personal best, “and I know next season will be better.”His confidence is boosted by help he has received from UK Athletics, the British track and field federation, with his troublesome hamstring.He was especially pleased to win a bronze in the World Championship 4x400m relay.”We have a great squad”, he said, “when we put the right four guys we’ll get a medal.”He extends that thought to the 4x100m. In a reference to his World Championship room-mate, 200m finalist Zharnel Hughes, and European 200 champion Adam Gemili, he postulated, “You have Adam Gemili, me, him …, you put us on a 4x100m one day and you never know what can happen.”As far as individual events are concerned, he is keeping his options open. Asked about his dream for the 2016 season, he said, “Rio 200m final, I’d love to make that.” Then he added, “If not, the 400m final. Who knows?”last_img read more

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BPL PREVIEWS

first_imgBOURNEMOUTH VS WEST BROMDespite losing five of their last six games in the Barclays Premier League, Bournemouth can plan for a second season in the top flight thanks, mainly to three straight wins in early March. Albion have lost five and drawn two of their last seven league outings. They last won in early March against Manchester United while their most recent win on the road came at Everton in February.ASTON VILLA VSNEWCASTLE UNITEDAston Villa are down and Newcastle United couldfollow them if they lose this game. Last weekend’s 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace took the Magpies out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone, a point above Sunderland and two clear of Norwich. Villa have lost their last 11 league games, equalling a club record, and will set a new low with another defeat.CRYSTAL PALACE VS STOKE CITYGoals have been Palace’s problem. They have netted just 36 in 36 games. Only Norwich (35), West Bromwich Albion (32) and Aston Villa (27) have fewer this season. However, their record fewest is the 33 they netted in the 2013-14 campaign. Stoke have gone five league games without a win and have lost twice to Palace already this season, in the league and FA Cup.SUNDERLAND VS CHELSEASunderland have lost only one of their last eight games in the Barclays Premier League but they have also won just one while drawing six. Chelsea have won only one of their last four league games though, on Monday, Guus Hiddink’s men ended Tottenham’s hopes had of winning the league with a 2-2 draw.WEST HAM VS SWANSEA CITYWest Ham have lost only twice at home this season, while winning eight and drawing seven. The old stadium has been treated to 50 goals in 17 games, 30 by West Ham and 20 from the visitors. Swansea, meanwhile, are safe for another season after winning five of their last nine Barclays Premier League games.LIVERPOOL VSWATFORDLiverpool’s record at home to Watford is impressive. In eight home Barclays Premier League games the Reds have won seven and lost just once, in August 1999. Yet in December Watford profited from Liverpool’s dreadful opening at Vicarage Road to continue their remarkable rise with a fourth consecutive Premier League win.last_img read more

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LOOK: LeBron practices with new-look Cavs

first_imgLeBron James recently showed how big of a difference a year makes, as he posed for a photo with his new-look Cleveland Cavaliers squad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWith the 2017-2018 NBA regular season less than a month away, “The King” took some time to get acquainted with his new teammates by hosting a workout session at the University of California-Santa Barbara.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As seen in a photo in his Instagram account, the three-time NBA Champion huddled around familiar faces from the Cavs organization, including Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, Richard Jefferson, Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next How to help the Taal evacuees 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 NLEX-SCTEX goes winless in Merlion Cup OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ “Great few days of mini camp with the squad!! Made each other better every single sec/min/hour we were on the floor! It’s the beginning of a long journey and we’ll be ready for the Process that comes with it!,” he captioned the photo, which has been liked over 500,000 times.Notable newcomers Derrick Rose, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Jeff Green were present as well, including veteran Kendrick Perkins, who will reportedly be invited to be on the training camp roster, as per Cleveland.com.This is the second straight off season that James invited his teammates to work out in California, where he resides in the off season.He also posted a similar photo after the team’s workout last year. /ralast_img read more

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Salvation Army distributes 1200 Christmas hampers

first_imgAs the time of sharing and giving gets underway, the Salvation Army, in collaboration with the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and Food For The Poor Guyana, distributed some 1200 hampers to senior citizens.The activity was executed on Monday when the venerable organisation hosted its annual Christmas distribution exercise at its divisional headquarters, Alexander Street, Georgetown.PSC Chairman Eddie Boyer hands out a hamper on MondayThe facility was filled to capacity, leaving the organisers with no other alternative but to bring in extra seating. The Salvation Army’s Divisional Commander, Major Saint-Lot explained that the distribution drive would continue in 2018 and beyond, and as such, they would be soliciting the assistance of corporate Guyana.A section of the gathering at the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas distributionThe main supporters of the 1200 hampers included the Food For The Poor Guyana and the PSC.PSC Chairman Eddie Boyer told the gathering that the organisation’s charitable work would extend beyond the holiday season.Over the years, the Salvation Army has been raising funds using bell ringers outside various business places urging the public to donate. The monies collected are used in several areas, especially in counselling sessions for drug addicts and others.The gathering was entertained by renditions of Christmas carols.last_img read more

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School of the Nations student jailed for possession of ecstasy pills

first_imgSenior Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday sentenced a 20-year-old School of the Nations student to three years’ imprisonment after he admitted to a charge of possession of narcotics.The charge against John Adams read that on February 20, 2019, at Princes Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession eight ecstasy pills which amounted to five grams.Adams, who appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, pleaded guilty to the charge after it was read to him.The prosecution’s case, which was presented by Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris contended that on the day in question, Police ranks intercepted Adams at about 21:00h while he riding his motorcycle along Princes Street, Georgetown. A search was conducted on his person and the illegal drug was found.The defendant, in court on Friday after admitting that the drug was his, told Magistrate Daly it was for his personal use.Nevertheless, the three-year jail term was handed down along with a fine of $30,000.last_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, November 23

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Manchester United have agreed a deal with Bayern Munich which would see Spanish summer signing Ander Herrera, 25, depart for Germany in exchange for £7m and another midfielder – Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri, 23. (Sunday Express) Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are willing to accept a £20m offer from Manchester United for 30-year-old Brazil centre-back Miranda. (Daily Star Sunday) Everton are set to offer £10m for Basel striker Breel Embolo, 17, who came to their attention in the Swiss club’s win against Liverpool in the Champions League in October. (The Sun) Chelsea are lining up a £20m summer move for Everton’s 26-year-old Republic of Ireland right-back Seamus Coleman. (Mail on Sunday) Liverpool’s 32-year-old England striker Rickie Lambert, a £4m signing in the summer, could return to his old club Southampton on a six-month loan deal in January. (Sunday Express) And the Reds are preparing a £10m bid to sign England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond, 20, from Norwich in January. (Daily Star Sunday) Tottenham and Aston Villa are working on a swap deal involving midfielder Fabian Delph, 25, going to White Hart Lane with Spurs midfielder Lewis Holtby, 24, making the move in the opposite direction. (The Sun) Hull City boss Steve Bruce says top clubs are already sniffing around £12m-rated Scotland full-back Andy Robertson, 20, who joined the Tigers from Dundee United in the summer. (Sunday People) And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Welbeck has nothing to prove against Man United, claims Arsenal ace Oxlade-ChamberlainSami Khedira latest: Arsenal players speak to midfielder but have Bayern reached an agreement?I have the support of Levy, insists Tottenham boss PochettinoBelgian star can’t make Liverpool move in January, admits RodgersWest Ham to renew their interest in Sampdoria star Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, November 23 1last_img read more

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Revealed! Facebook’s top 10 sports stars ranked by popularity – surprise?

first_img 10. Carlos Tevez (Boca Juniors and Argentina football player) – Find out who makes up Facebook’s top 10 sports people of 2015, as ranked by post mentions, by clicking the arrow above 6. Tom Brady (New England Patriots American football quarterback) 4. Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina football player) Facebook have named the biggest sporting stars on their social media network for 2015.From Barcelona’s clinching of the treble at the end of last season to Ronda Rousey’s shock defeat to Holly Holm at UFC 193 last month, this year has been another spectacular 12 months of sport.And Facebook have released the top 10 most popular sportsmen and sportswomen, according to how frequently an athete’s name was mentioned in a post in 2015.Take a look at the list by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 9. Serena Williams (American professional tennis player, currently ranked women’s singles no.1) – Serena Williams is passionate on the court 10 10 10 7. Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors basketball player) 10 10 10center_img 5. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal football player) 10 10 8. LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player) Manny Pacquiao takes on Keith Thurman 10 getty 3. Ronda Rousey (UFC fighter) 10 1. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (American retired professional boxer)last_img read more

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Adam Johnson jailed for six years

first_img1 Adam Johnson Former Sunderland and England winger Adam Johnson has been jailed for six years for sexual activity with a child.Johnson will serve at least three years after being found guilty of sexual touching a 15-year-old girl. He admitted another charge of sexual activity with a child and grooming, but was cleared of one charge relating to another sexual act.The 28-year-old has been stripped of his 12 England caps.Johnson showed no emotion as he was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court by Judge Jonathan Rose, who said the girl had “suffered severe psychological harm”.The judge said the victim had been a Sunderland fan who would wait after matches to take pictures of her “favourite player”, Johnson, who had known her age, while he revealed Johnson had exchanged more than 800 messages with her, which had largely been innocent.But he added: “You continued in your grooming of this girl even after you were engaged in sexual activity with her. You wanted no one to know that you and she were exchanging messages.“You asked her to find a place to meet that was private and secluded so no one would see you in her company.”Judge Rose told Johnson the offences happened “at a time when you were engaged in frequent sexual intercourse with multiple partners”.He said: “You made a deliberate decision to engage in sexual activity with this young girl, no doubt in the expectation that you would get away with it.“Your future as a professional footballer must be in doubt.”The judge also revealed the young girl had reached her “lowest ebb” after giving evidence in the trial.He added: “She speaks of entering many dark places in that year and said she had suffered bullying and stress and had underachieved at school as a result of the case.She had suffered sadness, anger and confusion which had been “exasperated” because of the footballer’s status and standing, he said.last_img read more

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COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR MAN CAUGHT RED-HANDED WITH €36,000 OF STOLEN ESB GEAR

first_imgA man caught with €36,000 of stolen ESB materials in the back of a van when stopped by Gardai has been given one last chance by a Judge.Brian ‘Mouse’ Ward pictured in handcuffs and grey tracksuit outside a previous sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.Brian Ward, who had 20 previous convictions, was stopped by Gardai in a van on the dual carriageway at Bonagee outside Letterkenny on September 2nd, 2013. When Gardai searched the van it contained 18 specialist allow wheels used to erect ESB poles and were valued at €2,000 each.The wheels had been filed down and disguised to look like they had been used over a period of time.However, the wheels were actually brand new and had been reported stolen from an ESB site at Menaroy, Churchill.Ward, 20, was charged with handling stolen goods while another man in the van had fled to England.Gardai said that Ward had told them that they were planning to sell the wheels and other metal for scrap to McEhinney’s Scrapyard in Ballybofey but would probably only receive about €600 for the scrap value.Judge O’Hagan asked Garda Derek Connaughton if he thought McElhinney’s knew where the goods might have come from.The Gardai replied that he knew they were not Brian Ward’s fairly quickly and that the ESB stamp were all over the goods.Judge O’Hagan said he did not believe this was an opportunist crime saying that this was very specialist equipment and said he was particularly concerned that the ESB logos had been rubbed off them on purpose.However he said he was prepared to give Ward a chance but it was a final chance.“I will give him a chance but is the last chance he is going to get. If he comes up in future for theft charges he will go away,” he warned.He sentenced Ward to two years in jail but replaced the sentence with 240 hours community service and ordered €400 handed in by Ward to court to go to the Donegal Hospice.Judge O’Hagan then initially ordered Gardai to bring a trailer being used in the theft to the scrapyard to see if they could get any cash for it!However he revoked the order after hearing it may be used in the case against a second man being sought in connection with the crime.COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR MAN CAUGHT RED-HANDED WITH €36,000 OF STOLEN ESB GEAR was last modified: July 23rd, 2014 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:Brian WarddonegalESB equipmentGardaiJUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

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Deputies moving into $24 million station

first_imgPALMDALE – Palmdale sheriff’s deputies are moving into a new $24 million station replacing a shopping-center office that officials say was outgrown years ago. Nearly four times the size of the leased office it replaces, the new station includes jail cells and a 911 call center, so that Palmdale authorities will not have to rely on the Lancaster sheriff’s station for these facilities. “It’s something we’ve been waiting for for a long time,” Capt. John Witt, the Palmdale sheriff’s station commander, said Tuesday while guiding news media representatives through the new station with its Spanish-Mediterranean exterior. “The guys are just thrilled.” The move started about two weeks ago, and more than half the staff is now in the new station on Sierra Highway at Avenue Q. Patrol deputies – the last to move – and the 911 call system are expected to be operating in the new station in mid-June. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Grand opening ceremonies are expected to be July 15. Since 1992, Palmdale deputies have operated out of a remodeled shopping-center building, originally intended for 80 deputies and later enlarged to 13,000 square feet. The Palmdale sheriff’s staff now numbers about 250 sworn and civil-service employees, plus more than 150 volunteers, search-and-rescue personnel, reserve deputies and Explorers. The new station, with 48,000 square feet, will provide more office space for detectives, an evidence room and cells so deputies no longer have to spend an hour driving back and forth to Lancaster to book suspects they have arrested into jail. The new station also has an 8,300-square-foot service bay for maintaining patrol cars, now taken to a garage elsewhere. The 7,800-square-foot jail is big enough for 60 people, plus 10 inmate trusties. Built in a horseshoe shape around the jailers’ control room, the jail contains glass-window detoxification cells, a holding cell, and two- and four-person cells with bunks and toilets. The station also has an evidence room, and there is a fenced parking area for patrol cars that now must share the Palmdale Playhouse’s parking lot. Palmdale city government provided the 11 1/2-acre site for the new station and agreed to pay about $1 million to widen streets, install right-turn pockets near the station, relocate streetlights and modify the traffic-signal system. chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com (661) 267-5742160Want 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

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