Joseph, Verwey crowned champions

first_imgANSA McAL Lucozade ‘Handicap’ Squash 2018…The penultimate squash tournament for 2018, the Lucozade Handicap Squash tournament, concluded on Sunday at the Georgetown Club courts with Nyron Joseph retaining the Open category title and Nicholas Verwey winning his first major title with his victory in the Category ‘A’ final.The top performers of the 2018 ANSA McAL Lucozade Squash Tournament display their hardwareIn the Open category, Nyron Joseph (-22) was matched against Deje Dias (-8). Nyron defeated Steven Xavier (-6) in two straight games, but Deje had to go the full distance in his match against Regan Pollard (-12) in the semis.In the final, the handicap was 14 points, which meant that for Nyron to be victorious he had to win two points to every one point that Deje won.The match started at a furious pace, with both players attacking the ball and Deje really holding his own. With the score reading 7-7, the difference was still fourteen points, and Deje was only eight points away from winning the first game.However, the fast paced game started to take its toll on Deje. With Deje leading 12 – 6, Nyron won the next six points to even the score at 12-12. After that, both players won two points to set up sudden death at 14-14. Deje went for a winner, but hit the ball into the tin, to give Nyron the first game 15-14.After the loss of the first game, it was always going to be difficult for Deje to win the match, as he had exerted a tremendous amount of energy in that game. Nyron won the first six points in the second game, and eventually evened the game at six all. He then closed out the match 15-10 to retain the Open title crown.In Category ‘A’, Nicholas Verwey (-1) contested his first major final when he came up against Kirsten Gomes (-2). The semis saw Nicholas upset Abosaide Cadogan (-4) and Kirsten trounce Mohyryan Baksh (2).In the first game, Nicholas seemed to be in control, and even though the game went back and forth, Nicholas eventually closed out the game 15-13.In the second game, Kirsten came out with renewed energy, and attempted to volley every ball to put added pressure on Nicholas. This early taking of the ball paid dividends, as she was able to win the game 15-11.In the third game, the eventual victor jumped out to an early 12-6 lead, but when it seemed as if he would win easily, Gomes clawed her way back to within one point at 11-12.That was as close as she would get, as Nicholas won the game 15-12 and claimed his first major Squash title.In the Open category, plate final Josh Abdool (4) easily disposed of Ian Mekdeci (5), winning 15-3, 15-9. In the Category ‘A’ plate final, Zachary Persaud (7) also claimed a straight set victory over Kamir Khan (8), securing the win 15-7, 15-14.last_img read more

Lynn to receive honorary doctorate

first_imgCountry music queen Loretta Lynn, the coal miner’s daughter, is getting an honorary doctorate from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Berklee President Roger H. Brown will make the presentation on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday for Lynn’s contributions to contemporary music and tackling real-life situations faced by many women. Lynn, 72, was one of the best-known female vocalists of the 1960s and 1970s, addressing women’s issues before feminism came in vogue. Her 1969 hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter” told of growing up in a cabin while her father worked in a Kentucky coal mine. “You put out a song that isn’t life, nobody is going to care for it, because if nobody is living that life, how are you going to sell a record if it’s just `Ring Around the Rosie?”‘ Lynn told ABC’s “This Week” in an interview that aired Sunday. “You know, you’ve got to put your whole heart into a song, and that’s what I did with every song that I wrote.” In “John Paul II, My Beloved,” a new memoir about his predecessor, the pontiff says he was opposed to having Dylan appear at a ’97 youth event with Pope John Paul II. “There was reason … to doubt if it was really right to let these types of prophets intervene,” writes the pope about the Jewish-born songwriter, who was a born-again Christian for a spell. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Others who have received honorary doctorates of music from Berklee include Duke Ellington, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Sting and Bonnie Raitt. – Associated Press Benedict disses Dylan appearance The pope and Bob Dylan do not make for a happy pair. Fact: Pope Benedict XVI says Dylan is a false prophet. last_img

Still no more details on suspicious death at motocross track

first_imgHowever, we also have no information as to the time or cause of death.Police are still seeking investigative assistance and taking public information calls at the detachment at 250-787-8140 and Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

Peerless Gor thrash Sharks, go 15 points clear

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Francis Kahata controls the ball under pressure from Kariobangi Sharks’ Patillah Omotto during their Kenyan premier League tie at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on August 1, 2018. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 1- Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia showed their class, hitting Kariobangi Sharks 3-0 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu to move 15 points clear on top of the standings with three matches still left in hand.An own goal from Geoffrey Shiveka started off the beautiful rainy afternoon at the Moi Stadium before second half goals from Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi and Lawrence Juma capped off Gor’s 17th win of the season. The victory took Gor to 55 points after 21 rounds of matches with the closest chaser Sofapaka lying second with 40 points having played 24 matchesThe league leaders did not show any signs of fatigue with head coach Dylan Kerr making changes to the squad that played the midweek CAF Confederation Cup tie against Yanga in Dar es Salaam.Only skipper Harun Shakava, Godfrey Walusimbi, Francis Kahata and Ephraim Guikan survived form the team that played in Yanga with Shaban Odhoji coming into goal while Charles Momanyi partnered Shakava in defense.They were away in the lead after 25 minutes when Sharks skipper Shiveka was forced to turn the ball into his own net, a lead Gor took to the half time break.Omondi who has been reinventing himself since being subjected to close to eight weeks in the cold picked another goal for himself, taking Gor two up after 77 minutes with virtually his first involvement in the game after coming on for Guikan.Gor Mahia players celebrate one of their four goals against Yanga during a CAF Confederation Cup game at Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaFive minutes to time, Juma completed the victory for the 16-time league champions with a neat finish as Gor preserved their unbeaten run.K’Ogalo are faced with a mountainous month of August as they are set to play another eight matches all in the span of four weeks.They travel back to Nairobi on Wednesday night before preparing to face Nakumatt on Saturday in Machakos before flying to Mombasa to play Bandari on Wednesday. After that, they will face Kakamega Homeboyz and Chemelil Sugar in Machakos on August 12 and 15.Four days later they play Rayon Sport at home in a Confederation Cup fixture before facing Sofapaka in a league fixture on August 22.If the fixture does not change, they are scheduled to face arch rivals AFC Leopards in the second leg of the Mashemeji Derby on August 25 then end their suicidal month with an away trip to Algeria to face USM Alger in their final Confederation Cup group match.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea sign former England keeper Green

first_img0Shares0000Goalkeeper Robert Green trains with England at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa © AFP / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 26 – Chelsea announced Thursday the signing of former England goalkeeper Robert Green on a one-year contract, to provide backup for Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero.The 38-year-old was a free agent after leaving Huddersfield at the end of last season. Green won 12 England caps between 2005 and 2012 and played at the 2010 World Cup.His season at Chelsea will be his 20th as a professional after spells at Norwich, West Ham, QPR, Leeds and Huddersfield.“It has been a whirlwind 24 hours,” Green told the Chelsea website. “You are thinking about your career and where you want to go and then you get a phone call like this, and it is a short conversation.“It has been a pretty dramatic time for me and I can’t wait to get started. I am absolutely delighted and it is a thrill and an honour to be here.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Police kill alleged gunman in Florida

first_imgSHOOTING: For 12 hours, officers search for the man who killed one of their own and injured three. By David Fischer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CUTLER BAY, Fla. – A gunman opened fire on four Miami-Dade County police officers during a traffic stop Thursday, killing one and injuring the other three. Police killed the suspect hours later, authorities said. Officers from police departments across South Florida had been searching for 12 hours for the suspect, who investigators identified as Shawn Sherwin Labeet, 25. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez said Labeet was found shortly before midnight Thursday in a Pembroke Pines apartment complex about 30 miles north of the initial shooting scene. “There was an exchange of gunfire and the subject was shot and killed,” Alvarez said. He said the family of the dead officer was informed of Labeet’s death. “They asked us for one thing,” Alvarez said. “They asked us to catch the subject..” Alvarez identified the dead officer as Jose Somohano, 37, a married father of two. Another officer, Jody Wright, 31, underwent several hours of surgery to repair her severely injured leg. The other two officers were treated and released. The officers were conducting burglary surveillance when they stopped the man because he was driving a car erratically, police spokeswoman Linda O’Brien said. The man opened fire with a high-powered weapon without warning and fled. It was not immediately clear whether the officers returned fire. Labeet, who may have been wearing a bulletproof vest, fled in his car, which was found abandoned 5miles away, officials said. An AK-47 assault rifle was found inside, Alvarez said.160Want 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

GAA: O’BRIEN’S GOAL DOUBLE SINKS DONEGAL IN ULSTER MINORS

first_imgULSTER MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSIP QUARTER-FINALDerry 2-9 Donegal 1-7TWO goals from Derry’s Terence O’Brien was the difference in the sides as Donegal exited the Minor Championship on Sunday. O’Brien struck in the second minute when Donegal keeper Daniel Mullarkey was dispossessed and the hosts went on to take a five point half-time lead, 1-06 to 0-04.O’Brien struck hit his second eight minutes into the second half to end the game as a contest.McHugh pulled back a penalty goal for Donegal but it was too late to close the gap.DERRY: C Bradley; D Brown, M Sweeney, G Doyle; G McKinless, C McAtamney, C Carville; P Cassidy (0-2), R McDonnell (0-1); J Kearney, C McFaul, T O’Brien (2-1, one 45); G Bradley (0-4), R Bell (0-1), R Moore. Subs: C Gallagher for Doyle (20 mins), R Dougan for Moore (38), N McNicholl for Kearney 57; D Tallon for Carville 62 DONEGAL: D Mullarkey; G Kelly, C Parke, J Rose; S McBrearty, M Gallagher, D Gallagher; B McNelis, R McNamee; C Harkin (0-2, one free), J McGarvey (0-2), A McGinley; R McHugh (1-2, 1-0 pen, one free), W Gillespie, E McHugh. Subs: H McFadden (0-1) for A McGinley (ht); J Fitzgerald for Rose (41), C Gallagher for Gillespie , C McGettigan for McGarvey (52).GAA: O’BRIEN’S GOAL DOUBLE SINKS DONEGAL IN ULSTER MINORS was last modified: May 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: O’BRIEN’S GOAL DOUBLE SINKS DONEGAL IN ULSTER MINORSlast_img read more

Chelsea v Newcastle line-ups: Zouma and Cech start, Newcastle man returns

first_imgKurt Zouma and Petr Cech are the surprise inclusions in Chelsea’s starting line-up for the game against Newcastle, who have goalkeeper Tim Krul back from injury.Keeper Cech’s selection means keeper Thibaut Courtois is on the bench along with Gary Cahill, with Zouma partnering skipper John Terry at the heart of the Blues defence.Chelsea are looking for a tenth home Premier League victory from ten games this season. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Courtois, Cahill, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Ramires, Remy, Drogba. Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett; Sissoko, Anita, Colback; Cabella, Perez, Gouffran.Subs: Woodman, Santon, Haidara, Ameobi, Vuckic, Armstrong, Riviere.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sponsor Post: Want to Stand Out in the Bay Area? Make the “Hottest Companies in San Francisco” List

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The information services company has scoured through 2,200 San Francisco-based companies to determine which are the hottest in terms of growth and revenue for its annual “Hottest Companies in San Francisco” award.Some of the top 59 companies are no brainers, like Twitter and TRUSTe. Others are companies in software, wireless, Internet, hardware, or media that are still under the radar (though maybe not for long), like Cyan Optics and Mog. Expect to see great things from the startups on this list in the not-so-distant future.The Quiet Newcomers“We were pleased to see so many companies not yet developed into startup superstars,” said Thomas Blue of Lead411, “It’s exciting to identify these companies so early in their careers. We fully expect them to become household names within a few years.”Take Glassdoor.com, the website destined to change how employers and employees interact. The career and workplace community, which recently received $12 million in funding from Battery Ventures, allows users to find and anonymously share reviews, ratings and salary details about specific jobs for specific employers.Sensys Networks, which is on this year’s Inc. 500 list, makes and installs in-ground, wireless sensors that detect traffic at intersections and on freeways to provide better data collection, control and aggregation and to manage traffic flow. The company has increased its revenues by 256% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $13.2 million in 2009.Each of the 59 finalists for the “Hottest Companies in the San Francisco” award have a story to tell.The CriteriaTo qualify for the award, the companies had to meet certain criteria:Be in software, wireless, Internet, hardware, or media industryBe privately held and operate in San FranciscoHave 150% increase in revenues over the past two years and over $3 million in yearly revenues; ORHave over $12 million in funding in the past two yearsThe Future Definitely Looks BrightIf the award winners are any indication of what to expect in the future in technology and media (and we think they are), we are going to continue to see innovations that change the way we work, play and connect.Take Ecast, the hospitality network that delivers digital music, games, entertainment, information and interactive advertising to more than 10,000 bars and nightclubs across the United States. Its multimedia jukeboxes do more than play the latest Rhianna song: they can also suggest a drink based on ingredients, find local concerts and offer in-house promotions.Or JIWIRE who is removing the difficulty of finding Wi-Fi hotspots by offering access to the largest multi-national hotspot directory encompassing 11,000 locations, as well as how-to guides for getting unwired.Teachscape provides data-driven, outcomes-based software solutions and services that increase student achievement by improving instructional leadership and practice. In other words, it’s a company that is helping both teachers and students succeed with technology.All these are companies that are changing the face of our world. By supporting their efforts, we can be a part of the next wave of invention. To view the winners of the “Hottest Companies in San Francisco” click here.This post was written by Susan Payton, owner of Egg Marketing & Public Relations. She also writes on Lead411’s blog. Editor’s note: We offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write posts and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.It can be difficult to stand out from the crowd as a startup, especially in the Bay Area. Startups are sprouting up every minute and begging for the attention of VCs and journalists alike. But who are the real success stories? Who will we see around in five or 10 years?Lead411’s Hottest Companies in San Francisco Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Fuel prices: Rajasthan CM announces a 4% reduction in VAT

first_imgRajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced a four-per cent reduction in value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel on Sunday, reducing fuel prices by ₹2.5 per litre in the State. VAT on petrol will be reduced from 30% to 26% and on diesel from 22% to 18%, Ms. Raje announced at a public meeting organised in Rawatsar in Hanumangarh district as part of her ‘Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra’The revised rates will be effective from midnight. The decision will cost the exchequer ₹2,000 crore and will provide the people a relief of ₹2.5 per litre on petrol and diesel.“We have decided to reduce VAT on diesel and petrol by 4%, which will provide much-needed relief to the people of the state, be it farmers or women or others,” Ms. Raje told reporters in Rawatsar after making the announcement.Petrol and diesel prices set new records on Sunday as they continued their upward march on fall in rupee and surge in global crude oil rates. The opposition Congress has called for a nationwide shutdown on Monday over rising fuel prices and depreciation of the rupee. Targeting the Congress, the chief minister said that the party had failed to play the role of an effective opposition and came out of its shell just before the election. Assembly election in Rajasthan is scheduled for later this year. Reacting on the decision, AICC general secretary and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that Ms. Raje had to take the decision because of public support the Congress was gaining for Bharat Bandh on Monday. “The chief minister had to reduce VAT on diesel and petrol because of the public support Congress was gaining for Bharat Bandh on Monday. The reduction is not enough and the relief should also be provided on gas cylinder without any further delay,” Mr. Gehlot said in a statement. He said that the former Congress government led by him in the State had reduced ₹25 per cylinder and looking at the prices of today, there should be a cut of at least ₹100 on the gas cylinder.last_img read more