January 20

Newnham takes three-shot lead

first_imgUNIVERSITY of Mississippi player Jonathan Newnham yesterday conquered the par threes, which had stumped him on Saturday, to grab a three-shot lead over homeboy Delroy Johnson on the second day of the Jamaica National Amateur Golf Championship at Sandals Golf and Country Club. Newnham, last year’s runner-up to Ian Facey, scored 67, four under par, moving his tally to 141 after 36 holes – one under, with 18 holes left to decide the championship today at the Upton, St Ann, course. His turnaround on the five par threes, after bogeying each on Saturday, propelled Newnham past joint first-day leaders Johnson and Sean Morris. It was a rough day for Morris, who double-bogeyed the second and third holes to end the round on 78, seven over, after he and Johnson had parred the course on Saturday. Newnham, meanwhile, plans to “go out there and execute” today to stave off Johnson, who said he would be depending on home-course advantage to reel in the leader. “I improved by six shots on the par threes. That was key,” Newnham said after parring four of the holes and scoring a birdie on the other yesterday. Newnham is hoping today’s final 18 holes won’t be deja vu. Last year at Caymanas, he led for the first two days, lost the lead on the third, and went down by two shots to Facey on the fourth day – the third time he was finishing second at the national amateurs. Johnson, lurking three shots behind Newnham on 144 after scoring 73 yesterday, said his short game let him down. “I only had two birdies – 12 and 17. Maybe I was playing a little too relaxed, knowing there’s a third day tomorrow. I didn’t want to take it all on today. There’s still tomorrow to come,” he said. Another Sandals player, Zandre Roye, sits third on the leaderboard on 147, one ahead of Jonathan’s father, Mark, on 148. Morris is locked with Oshae Haye in fourth place on 149. HOME-COURSE ADVANTAGElast_img read more

January 19

Gareth Barry: Record-breaker, great Premier League survivor

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It was May 2, 1998, and in a fairly non-descript occasion at Hillsborough, Gareth Barry—a 17-year-old defender with floppy dark hair and already a cultured left foot—came on as a 49th-minute substitute for Aston Villa in its 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.A remarkable, if understated, career was born.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMore than 19 years later, Barry is still playing in England’s top division and, on Monday, will break the Premier League’s appearance record if selected by West Bromwich Albion for its away match at Arsenal.It will be Barry’s 633rd appearance in the most-watched league in the world, surpassing the record he held jointly with Manchester United great Ryan Giggs. Of his current tally of 632, he has started 600 of them. It is a testament to Barry’s longevity, adaptability and quality that he has lasted so long in the fast-paced, blood-and-thunder world of English soccer. That’s still not the case for Barry. Only last year, he was being hailed as “one of the best English players ever” by his then-coach at Everton, Roberto Martinez, who is admittedly prone to hyperbole, after a man-of-the-match performance against Man City in the League Cup semifinals.He was a much-cherished member of City’s Premier League title-winning team in 2011-12, shoring up the midfield to allow Yaya Toure to rampage forward. He had turned down a move to Liverpool to join City.Barry has slotted seamlessly into his new surroundings at West Brom, where he has replaced another veteran midfielder in Darren Fletcher.“They’re bastions of this sport,” West Brom manager Tony Pulis said. “The young players at our football club, I hope they realize how lucky they are to see someone of that quality and that ilk.”Barry has worn the captain’s armband for England on several occasions among his 53 caps for his country. Globally, however, the most vivid image of Barry in an England jersey was in 2010 when he trailed in the wake of Mesut Ozil in the build-up to Germany’s final goal in its 4-1 win in the round of 16 at the World Cup.Outside of the Premier League era that started in 1992, goalkeeper Peter Shilton holds the appearance record for England’s top flight with 849 games. Former Chelsea defender/midfielder John Hollins has made more outfield appearances in the top flight than any other player, with 714.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Chooks’ Austin won’t back down in possible clash vs Blatche in Champions Cup In this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 photo, West Bromwich Albion’s Gareth Barry gestures, during the English Premier League soccer match against West Ham United, at The Hawthorns, in West Bromwich. Barry will make a record 633rd Premier League appearance if he is selected by West Bromwich Albion against Arsenal on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Barry is currently level with Manchester United great Ryan Giggs on 632 appearances. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)Arsene Wenger was days away from winning the Premier League for the first time as Arsenal manager. Michael Owen was English soccer’s latest player of the season.The original Ronaldo had a couple of months left as the world’s most expensive player.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “It’s a huge number when you think about it,” Barry said ahead of his potentially record-breaking game. “It’s gone so quickly.”Barry played 365 league games for Villa, 132 league games for Manchester City, 131 league games for Everton and has featured in four league games for West Brom.Having started out as a center back equally comfortable at left back, he is now an out-and-out holding midfielder—perhaps the best position on a soccer field for someone his age, as it involves a player using his head as much as his legs.Barry credits his longevity to avoiding serious injury and to support from some now-retired former teammates.“No one has said, ‘What are you doing still playing?’” the 36-year-old Barry said. “Everyone said, ‘Play as long as possible.’ You stop when you stop enjoying it and I’ll know when I’ve had enough and can’t keep up with the boys.”ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybodylast_img read more

January 12

Pork-knocker slapped with ganja possession charge

first_imgA pork-knocker was on Friday released on $50,000 bail after he denied a charge of ganja possession when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Lindon Lanizon appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly and pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on March 6, 2019, while in the vicinity of Water Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 11 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution is contending that the 49-year-old man was found with seed, leaves and stems suspected to be cannabis at about 18:00h when police on patrol duties on Water Street conducted a search of his person.Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris objected to bail. The prosecution’s objection was overruled by the Magistrate. The case will continue on April 5, 2019.last_img read more

January 11

Rat poison ID’d in pet deaths, recall of foods

first_imgIn dogs and cats, the amount of aminopterin found – 40 parts per million – can cause kidney failure, according to Bruce Akey, director of Cornell’s diagnostic center. “It’s there in substantial amounts,” Akey said. Officials said there is no risk to pet owners from handling the food, but Donald Smith, dean of Cornell’s veterinary school, said he expected the number of pet deaths would increase. The federal government prohibits using aminopterin for killing rodents in the U.S. State officials would not speculate on how the poison got into the pet food, but said no criminal investigations had been launched. Stephen Sundlof, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s top veterinarian, said the agency hasn’t ruled out sabotage, but doesn’t have any leads – nor any theories how the drug could have contaminated the pet food. The FDA believes the drug was used only in animal feed but has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to watch for any uptick in human cases of poisoning. “This is very, very precautionary. We have no reason whatsoever to believe this chemical has entered the human food supply,” Sundlof told reporters. The FDA has said the investigation into the pet deaths was focused on wheat gluten in the food, and Sundlof said it remains the suspected source of the contamination. Paul Henderson, chief executive of Ontario, Canada-based Menu Foods, confirmed Friday that the wheat gluten was purchased from China. Menu Foods, already facing lawsuits, said Friday it is testing all the ingredients that go into the food. “We have a lot of work to do, and we are eager to get back to it,” Henderson said. “This is a highly unusual substance.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Menu Foods expanded its recall Friday to cover each of the tens of millions of cans and pouches produced under the affected brands. The original recall covered only pet food produced from Dec. 3 to March 6. “Before they put this stuff in the bags, there should be some kind of test,” said Jeff Kerner, whose Yorkshire terrier Pebbles died Thursday of kidney failure days after eating some of the food. Scientists at the New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University and at the New York State Food Laboratory tested three cat food samples provided by the manufacturer and found aminopterin in two of them. Aminopterin is a cancer drug that once was used to induce abortions in the United States and is still used to kill rats in some other countries, state Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker said. Aminopterin inhibits the growth of malignant cells and suppresses the immune system. ALBANY, N.Y. – Aminopterin has been used to induce abortions, treat cancer and kill rats. What it was doing in pet food is what owners of a rising number of sick or dead animals are demanding to know. The drug was identified Friday as the likely culprit in a poisoning scare that prompted the recall of 95 brands of “cuts and gravy”-style dog and cat food. Scientists had no theories on how aminopterin got into the products of Menu Foods, which makes pet food for most of North America’s top retailers. Some pets that ate the food suffered kidney failure, and the company has confirmed the deaths of 15 cats and two dogs. last_img read more

December 29

Roy Hodgson admits Manchester United starlet could go to the Euros

first_img Marcus Rashford playing for Manchester United Roy Hodgson has refused to rule out the possibility of taking Marcus Rashford to the Euros this summer, admitting he has been very impressed by the Manchester United striker.The 18-year-old is now one of England’s most in-form players, having only made his debut in February, and many fans have called for his inclusion in Hodgson’s squad.While the youngster would be a guarnateed call-up most years, the Three Lions have an unusual amount of depth in the attacking department ahead of the competition in France.Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Andy Carroll are all vying for inclusion, although Hodgson has admitted Rashford is still in his thinking.The 68-year-old said: “I think it would be a very bold decision to put him in and I think it would mean possibly leaving someone behind who at the moment, in my opinion, has more reason to be called up.“But you never know. The fact is it would be foolish as well to say ‘no, no, he’s not ready – he can’t do it’. I am sure he could do it.“But when it’s 23 and we’ve already got a bit of a headache with the front players – who can we take? who might we have to leave out? – to put another one in there who is 18 years of age, has four or five games, is asking a lot.“But I have been impressed with him.”Rooney is one of the players who has also seen his place in the squad under threat, despite being captain of the Three Lions.However, he has returned from injury in a impressive midfield role, and Hodgson has all-but confirmed the 30-year-old will be taken to France, as he has the same passion as he has always shown.“I think players obviously do have to change,” the manager said when asked whether Rooney has to alter the way he approaches or plays games now he is in his thirties.“Whether or not you can actually get back to that sort of rampaging style he had as a teenager when you’re 30, I don’t know.“But there is no doubt his passion and his energy is undimmed.“I don’t doubt that for one minute and, who knows, maybe we wouldn’t be surprised if this speculation about him – should he playing or not be playing? – might be the type of thing that kicks into gear again, that little bit of fervour you’re referring to.“I can’t compare him with 2004 but by comparing him in the four years we have been together, I haven’t noticed any enormous difference. But 2004 is a long time ago.” 1last_img read more

December 28

GUINNESS HULA-HOOP WORLD RECORD BROKEN BY DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN

first_imgSchoolchildren from all over Donegal have combined to set a new WORLD RECORD for Hula-Hooping at the LYIT campus today. The event which was organised by fourth-year Sports students at LYIT was attended by hundreds of kids from schools in Letterkenny, Drumkeen and Ramelton.To break the world record the children had to participate in a six-minute Hula-Hoop workout. And, in glorious sunshine, a total of 461 children did just that!The previous Guinness WORLD RECORD for a Hula-Hoop workout was set by 407 schoolchildren in America.We all love doing the hula!Del Rey Elementary School in Orinda, California, held the previous Guinness World Record by participating in a five minute Hula-Hoop workout.However, today schoolchildren from all over Donegal smashed that record by participating in a six-minute Hula-Hoop workout. The event was organised to raise funds for Motor Neurone Syndrome.One of the co-organisers, Ciaran McBride from Letterkenny, told Donegal Daily they were delighted with the turn-out.He says he hopes to hear back from the Guinness World record organisers very soon.“There was strict criteria. We had to video all the children going in and we will send that off to get it verified. We had the numbers and hopefully we have done enough to break the record,” he said.GUINNESS HULA-HOOP WORLD RECORD BROKEN BY DONEGAL SCHOOLCHILDREN was last modified: May 1st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalHula HoopletterkennyLYITstudentsworld recordlast_img read more

December 28

GARDAI SEEK MAN WHO FAILED TO TURN UP IN COURT FOR DEFILEMENT CASE

first_imgA bench warrant has been issued for a man who failed to turn up to answer charges of defilement at Letterkenny Circuit Court.A jury was due to be sworn in for the case which was due to be heard ‘in camera’ or behind closed doors.The man cannot be named for legal reasons. A jury was due to be sworn in in front of Judge John O’Hagan.However the accused failed to tum up to answer the charges and Judge O’Hagan issued a bench warrant for his arrest.GARDAI SEEK MAN WHO FAILED TO TURN UP IN COURT FOR DEFILEMENT CASE was last modified: February 9th, 2012 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:bench warrantLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

December 27

GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS SENIOR HURLERS DEFEAT ST EUNANS IN THRILLING ENCOUNTER

first_imgSENIOR HURLINGThe Senior hurlers took on St Eunans in the second round of the Championship.In a pulsating match Mac Cumhaills emerged victorious by the slenderest of margins. FT Mac Cumhaills 1-13 St Eunans 1-12. UNDER 16 HURLING FINALThe lads took on Letterkenny Gaels in the league final in Convoy. We started well and took control of the game from the start. We lead from start to finish.Jamie De Ward put in a man of the match performance. great performance from the lads. Well done to all the lads and coaches. FT Mac Cumhaills 3-16 LK Gaels 1-09.GOLF CLASSIC. Many thanks to everyone who was involved with our Annual Golf Classic last Fri. We had grbig numbers out and a great day was had by all. Special thanks to all our sponsors.CHARITY CURRY NIGHTThe club held its second annual Curry Night on Sat night. The club decided to have it as a charity night in aid of Oisin Merritt.A large crowd turned out to sample the currys from all the takeaways in the town. It was a very close vote with two winners emerging.The China Tower and The Navenney Grill were crowned Best Currys in the Twin Towns. Massive thanks to all the takeaways for participating. Special thanks goes to Mickey Patton for organising the night.UNDER 8 FOOTBALLThe U-8 Mac Cumhaills footballers took on neighbours Glenfin this morning.We had 3 teams playing (2boys + 1girls).All 3 teams put on great performances.A big thanks to all parents who contributed/helped with food and tea.Thanks also to all coaches and the 3 refs.DONEGAL Best of luck to Jim and the lads on Sunday. Dun Na nGall Abu.LOTTO RESULTS.There was no winner of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 3,17,24 and 29. There were 3 match 3 winners.Kathleen O Hagan, Gary Dunnion and Johnny Brady receive €50 each. Next weeks jackpot is €10,000.BINGOThis weeks Bingo is in the Villa Rose. Over €9,000 can be won.GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS SENIOR HURLERS DEFEAT ST EUNANS IN THRILLING ENCOUNTER was last modified: August 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSportlast_img read more

December 25

Prices steady as house sales dip, condo sales rise

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Buyers might be a little more thoughtful, a little more hesitant, than a year ago before they agree to buy a (house) or condo,” Mike Davis, president of the association’s Santa Clarita Valley division, said in a printed statement. “But they are not waiting very long. They still have great faith in the market.” The inventory of listed properties remains low, though there are early signs that it might be building, according to the association. Active listings stood at 1,123 at the end of September – down 14.3 percent from a year ago but up 32.7 percent from the month before. Still, a seller’s market that has reigned for the past several years persists. It would take more than 2,500 listings to build enough inventory so neither buyers nor sellers would have an advantage, Davis said. Pending escrows fell 7.7 percent from September 2004. Davis attributed the decline to limited inventory and seasonal factors. Sales usually slow down as school begins and the holidays approach. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Overall median home prices held steady in September at $525,000, retaining record gains from a year ago, a monthly regional real estate survey said Monday. Prices retained the 18 percent increase compared with the $445,000 median recorded in the Santa Clarita Valley for the same period in 2004, according to the Southland Regional Association of Realtors. But it slipped slightly from August – down $5,000, or 0.9 percent. The median for single-family houses was $594,000 – a 2.5 percent increase from August and a 20.1 percent jump from September 2004. For condominium homes, the median price remained at $379,000, also recorded the month before – a 17.3 percent increase from the same period last year. In all, 330 single-family houses changed owners, a decrease of only two sales – or less than 1 percent – from the same period a year ago. And 173 condominium homes were sold last month, a record for September, representing a 40.7 percent increase in activity – more than 50 transactions. last_img read more

December 21

Giants Mailbag: Bumgarner extension concerns, Posey’s future

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–The past was astounding, the present is alarming and the future is all that’s left to look forward to for Giants fans.After opening the decade with a glorious bang, the Giants are threatening to end it with a glum whimper as they’re poised to conclude their second consecutive sub-.500 season.What does the future of the franchise hold? Readers reached out to ask their most pressing questions and highlight the concerns looming over a team in the midst of its worst losing streak …last_img read more