Update on the latest sports

first_imgElsewhere around the majors:— Jorge Ona (OHN’-yuh) socked his first big league homer and Manny Machado also went deep in the Padres’ 6-1 win at San Francisco. Mitch Moreland put San Diego ahead with a two-run double in the first before scoring on Austin Nola’s two-bagger later in the inning.— The Braves fell behind 5-0 before Freddie Freeman homered twice and Dansby Swanson belted a tie breaking shot in the eighth inning of a 7-6 triumph over the Nationals. Ronald Acuña (ah-KOON’-yuh) Jr. also hit a two-run homer for the Braves, who weathered another ineffective outing from their makeshift rotation.— Jorge Alfaro capped a two-RBI night by slashing a walk-off, RBI single in the ninth to complete the Marlins’ 7-6 comeback win over the Phillies. Starling Marte tied it with a three-run double in the eighth and finished with four ribbies to help Miami win the opener of a COVID-induced, seven-game series.— The Athletics knocked off the Astros, 3-1 as Sean Manaea (mah-NY’-ah) carried a perfect game into the sixth inning to win his fourth straight start. Matt Olson’s two-run homer helped Oakland move 6 1/2 games ahead of second-place Houston in the AL West. September 10, 2020 Update on the latest sports Davis, Rockets hold off RocketsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis has powered the Lakers to within one victory of an all-Los Angeles Western Conference finals in the NBA playoffs.Davis had 29 points and 12 rebounds while dominating the paint in the Lakers’ 110-100 win over the Houston Rockets. Davis also helped Los Angeles compile a 52-26 rebounding edge.Houston also had trouble stopping LeBron James, who finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists.Alex Caruso chipped in 16 points and Rajon Rondo (RAH’-zhahn RAHN’-doh) had 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The NHL has slapped Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn (kih-LOHRN’) with a one-game suspension that will be served during Game 3 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference final on Friday.Killorn was punished and issued a one-game suspension for his blindside hit that rammed New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson face-first into the boards. Killorn was issued a match penalty and ejected for the hit 5:55 into the game.The Lightning won the game, 2-1 and own a two-games-to-none lead in the series.In other NHL news:— Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) is the third Flyer to be chosen as the league’s top defensive forward. The center was revealed as the Frank J. Selke Trophy recipient Thursday, finishing ahead of four-time winner Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins and Ryan O’Reilly of the Blues, last season’s winner. Couturier received 117 first-place votes and was named on 163 of the 170 ballots cast by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. TENNIS-US OPENAzarenka knocks out Serena; Osaka advances.NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria Azarenka is the latest player to step in between Serena Williams and a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title.Azarenka beat Williams for only the fifth time in 23 meetings, shaking off a poor start before earning a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory. That puts Azarenka into the final for the first time in seven years.Williams appeared physically worn as she completed her fourth consecutive three-set match, two weeks shy of her 39th birthday. She took a five-minute medical timeout for a tape job after clutching her left ankle. — Former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb has been designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks after struggling for nearly three straight seasons. The 29-year-old looked like a future star at third base just a few years ago. He made the NL All-Star team in 2017 before setting career-highs with 30 homers and 105 RBIs that year. Since then, he’s battled injuries and inconsistency while hitting just 12 homers over the past three seasons. NASCAR-WALLACEWallace leaving Petty MotorsportsCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season. NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver told the team Thursday that he would not sign a contract extension. He will finish the final nine races. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-CHIEFS/TEXASChiefs open title defense with winKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs appear to have another offensive weapon after opening their Super Bowl title defense with a 34-20 win over the Houston Texans. The Rockets showed fortitude after trailing by 23 midway through the third quarter. An 18-2 run got Houston within 103-96 as the Lakers turned the ball over on four consecutive possessions during that stretch. L.A. recovered to take a 3-1 lead in the conference semis.Game 5 is Saturday.NHL-STARS/GOLDEN KNIGHTSStars get OT win, take 2-1 series leadEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars had to go into overtime to take a 2-1 lead in the NHL’s Western Conference final against Vegas, but the extra session didn’t last long. Alexander Radulov (RAD’-yoo-lahv) scored 31 seconds into OT to give the Stars a 3-2 win over the Golden Knights. Radulov tallied on the only shot of the period, beating Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur) with a wrist shot for his third career overtime goal.The Knights tied it twice in the third period before falling. Shea Theodore and Alex Tuch (tuhk) sandwiched goals around Jamie Benn’s score to extend the game. Vegas outshot the Stars 18-4 in the third period and 40-23 for the game.Anton Khudobin (hoo-DOH’-bihn) stopped 38 shots for the Stars, who resume the series on Saturday.NHL-LIGHTNING-KILLORNKillorn suspended for hit on Nelson Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire (heh-LEHR’) ran through the rain for 138 yards and a touchdown in his first game since the Chiefs grabbed him in the first round of the NFL draft out of LSU. The pint-sized dynamo unleashed a wicked stutter-step before running 27 yards for his first career TD.Meanwhile, the Chiefs’ aerial attack is as potent as it was during their Super Bowl run. Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) Jr. threw for 211 yards, including scoring strikes to Travis Kelce (KEHL’-see), Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill.The Chiefs have won 10 straight dating to last season, including their come-from-behind 51-31 victory over the Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs.Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, but he also was under relentless pressure and was intercepted once. David Johnson provided the biggest bright spot for Houston, running for 77 yards and a score.The game was attended by a socially-distanced crowd of about 17,000 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In other NFL news:— The Jets have signed former Rams and Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to their practice squad. The 28-year-old Ogletree adds depth to the Jets’ inside linebacker spot. — Black and white Dolphins players and coach Brian Flores have released a video on social media saying they’ll protest racial injustice by remaining in their locker room during the national anthem. The two-minute, 15-second video features nearly 20 players trading stern rhymes about the nation’s social protest movement. — Forbes estimates the Cowboys are the NFL’s most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion. It’s the 14th consecutive year they’ve held that distinction. According to the magazine, Jerry Jones’ team is also the most valuable franchise in the world. On average, each team in the NFL is worth $3.05 billion, an increase of 7% from last year. The Cowboys, Giants, Patriots and Rams are worth at least $4 billion.NBA PLAYOFFS-LAKERS/ROCKETScenter_img The Chiefs lined up along the goal line about 30 minutes before kickoff and watched a video of Alicia Keyes performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is often considered the Black national anthem.The Texans had already left the field when the demonstration occurred. They remained there until R&B duo Chloe x Halle finished a virtual performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” then ran onto the field to a chorus of boos from fans. NFL-NEWSJags try to solve RB issuesUNDATED (AP) — Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton injured his right shoulder while landing awkwardly after catching a high pass in practice. Sutton’s injury occurred 48 hours after the Broncos lost star linebacker Von Miller to a serious ankle injury on the final play of another practice. Next up for Azarenka is Naomi Osaka, who is in the final for the second time in three tries.Osaka finally surged ahead midway through the last set with the only service break she would get to beat Jennifer Brady, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3. The 2018 Open champ got a little help from a fortunate net-cord and an incorrect line call to oust the American in the first semifinal match of the day.Each player hit 35 winners and combined for just 42 unforced errors in the 1-hour, 45-minute match.MLB-SCHEDULETigers hammered again Associated Press — Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) slammed a two-run homer and provided a tie breaking, RBI single in the seventh inning to push the Red Sox past the Rays, 4-3. Bobby Dalbec also went deep for the fifth straight game to help Boston overcome home runs by Hunter Renfroe and Brandon Lowe (low).— Brady Singer fell four outs shy of a no-hitter before the Royals completed an 11-0 thumping of the Indians. Maikel (MY’-kehl) Franco and Adalberto (ad-ul-BEHR’-toh) Mondesi each hit three-run homers and Edward Olivares added a solo shot to back Singer, who left after Austin Hedges broke up the no-hitter with a single.— The Yankees and Orioles were postponed by rain in New York. The game has been rescheduled as part of a Friday doubleheader.MLB-NEWSAnother Braves pitcher hurt UNDATED (AP) — It’s been a rough two days for the Detroit Tigers. About 24 hours after absorbing a 19-0 loss to the Brewers, the Cardinals tagged them for a 12-2 setback in Game 1 of a doubleheader.Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina crushed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the second inning while wearing No. 21 in honor of fellow Puerto Rican, Roberto Clemente. Molina jumped into the air after passing first base and appeared to wipe away a tear with his uniform sleeve as he approached home plate.Lane Thomas, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Goldschmidt and Rangel Ravelo (RAHN’-hehl rah-VEH’-loh) also homered for St. Louis, which has won five of seven. Ravelo’s estimated 487-foot blast is the longest in Cardinals history since the Statcast era.Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelario homered for the Tigers.Detroit gained a split by scoring five times in the seventh and final inning to beat the Redbirds, 6-3. Candelario homered in both ends of the doubleheader and put the Tigers ahead with a two-run single in Game 2 Jorge Bonifacio (boh-nih-FAH’-see-oh) smacked a two-run homer in Detroit’s third win in 10 games. NAPA, Calif (AP) — Russell Knox shot a 9-under 63 to take the first-round lead in the Safeway Open, the first event of the new PGA Tour season.After missing the FedExCup playoffs by two spots to close last season, Knox had seven birdies and eagled the 550-yard, par-5 fifth hole.Sam Burns, Cameron Percy and Bo Hoag are a stroke back. LPGA-ANA INSPIRATIONKorda leads LPGA major The 26-year-old Wallace has driven Petty’s iconic No. 43 the last three seasons. He has a career-best five top-10 finishes this season and is ranked a career-best 23rd in the Cup Series standings. Wallace did not make the playoffs in any of his three Cup seasons and is winless at NASCAR’s top level. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWSGeorgia State quarterback cleared to play, no virus issuesUNDATED (AP) — After initially being ruled out for the season with a coronavirus-related heart condition, Georgia State freshman quarterback Mikele Colasurdo has been cleared to play. The school says follow-up cardiac evaluations showed Colasurdo does not suffer from myocarditis or any other heart ailment that would prevent him from taking the field. Colasurdo initially planned to sit out the season after being stricken with COVID-19 over the summer break. In other college football news:— The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test funded by the school before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP on Saturday night. Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test the day before the game. PGA-SAFEWAY OPENKnox leads through 18 RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Nelly Korda is the first-round leader at the ANA Inspiration.With heat-baked greens so firm she couldn’t find pitch marks, Korda hit hybrid off the tee on the par-5 18th with a front pin. That set her up for a wedge to 3 feet below the hole for birdie and a 6-under 66, giving her a one-shot lead.Two-time major champion In Gee Chun had to scramble for par on the 18th for a 67. Madelene Sagstrom of Sweden matched that score with a par on her closing hole. UNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ banged-up starting rotation suffered another setback Thursday when left-hander Tommy Milone was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation.Milone has a 14.90 ERA in three starts for NL East leaders since being acquired from the Orioles at the trade deadline. He allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in the Braves’ 29-9 victory over Miami on Wednesday night. The Braves recalled right-hander Huascar Ynoa to the active roster and outrighted utilityman Charlie Culberson to the team’s alternate training site.Atlanta has six pitchers on the IL, including ace Max Fried (freed).In other MLB news:— The Giants have released Pablo Sandoval, parting ways for a second time with the former fan favorite and 2012 World Series MVP. The 34-year-old Sandoval was batting .220 with one home run and six RBIs in 33 games.last_img read more

The Daily Orange’s beat writers predict outcome of Syracuse’s Elite Eight game against Marquette

first_img Published on March 29, 2013 at 10:22 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse is going to face a Marquette team it’s very familiar with in the Elite Eight on Saturday. The last time these two teams played, the Golden Eagles edged the Orange 74-71 in Milwaukee, Wis. Looking for revenge, Syracuse is coming off a great defensive performance against Indiana in the Sweet 16, and has momentum going into Saturday’s game. The Orange is just one win away from returning to the Final Four for the first time since 2003. Only Marquette stands in its way.Here’s how The Daily Orange’s beat writers think the game will go:Michael CohenSyracuse 79, Marquette 63In my four years at Syracuse, this is not the first team I would have expected to reach the Final Four. It’s not the second either. Wes Johnson and Dion Waiters seemed like locks to cut down the nets, but neither one did. Instead it will be this group, a long and lean collection of athletes that come together to form Jim Boeheim’s best iteration of the 2-3 zone. Syracuse handles Marquette and heads south to Atlanta. Seriously.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRyne GerySyracuse 70, Marquette 65Marquette has given the Orange fits over the years. The Golden Eagles knocked SU off in the 2011 NCAA Tournament and most recently during the regular season in February. Syracuse is a different team now, and Jim Boeheim’s group marches on to Atlanta.Chris IsemanSyracuse 68, Marquette 63Who ever thought Syracuse would be in this position? The Orange is just one win away from a Final Four appearance. It’s an unlikely scenario given all of the offensive struggles Syracuse has encountered during the course of the season. But the NCAA Tournament is all about getting hot at the right time, and that’s exactly what the Orange did. Syracuse is playing stellar defense and it’s hitting shots. When it does all of that, the Orange is very difficult to beat. Even though Marquette beat Syracuse once, the Golden Eagles won’t be able to repeat it. Commentslast_img read more

African Games Day 8: Safo-Antwi, Joe Paul make men’s 100m final

first_imgGhanaian sprinters, Sean Safo-Antwi and Joseph Paul Amoah have both qualified to the finals of the men’s 100m event at the ongoing African Games in Rabat, Morocco.But compatriot Benjamin Azamati missed out on a place in the final, finishing 3rd in his semi final event.All 3 sprinters had made the semis, finishing second 2nd in their respective heats.In semi final 1, Azamati came finished with a time of 10.43 seconds, behind Gambia’s Ibrahima Camara and Cote d’Ivoire’s Arthur Cisse who finished 1st and 2nd respectively with 10.27s.Azamati’s time was slower than the 10.32s he recorded during the heats.Amoah, who ran 10.28s in his heats, coasted through to the finals with a slightly slower showing in his semis, crossing the finish line at 10.36s behind Nigeria’s Itsekiri Usheoritse Ese who clocked 10.25s.Safo-Antwi meanwhile had to put in a faster time in his semi final to progress to Tuesday’s final. He clocked 10.41s in 2nd place behind Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo (10.26s).The men’s 100m final is slated for 17:05 GMT on Tuesday.last_img read more

WATCH PHOTOS: Hundreds demonstrate against Canadian Embassy over visas

first_imgHundreds of Ghanaian Football fans on Wednesday embarked on a demonstration to protest the Canadian High Commission’s refusal to grant them visas to travel to Canada to watch the on-going FIFA U20 World Cup matches.Meanwhile, the Black Princesses beat Finland 2-1 on Tuesday in Moncton to finish on 6 points but still failed to qualify for the last-eight from Group A where Korea DPR and hosts Canada, both on the same points with Ghana went through with a better goal advantage.Agrieved supporters holding placardslast_img read more

The 2020 ESPYS focus on honors, pandemic and racial justice

first_imgSign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.No red carpet, no nattily dressed athletes, no house band or monologue poking fun at the past year’s top athletes and moments.This was a different version of The ESPYS.The focus of Sunday night’s show on ESPN was hope and inspiration in the time of coronavirus.NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, along with soccer star Megan Rapinoe and WNBA star Sue Bird, hosted the pre-produced show remotely from their respective homes in Seattle. Each wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts to open the show, and touched on the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, all of whom were killed by police. Del Mar horse racing consensus picks for Sunday, Aug. 16 UCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers For Clayton Kershaw and Mookie Betts, coronavirus pandemic affects charities UFC 252: Stipe Miocic retains heavyweight crown with decision over Daniel Cormier Dodgers edge Angels in 10th to take first two in Freeway Series center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRapinoe and Bird urged their fellow white athletes to “don’t just listen. Help.”“This is the time we’ve got to have their backs,” Rapinoe said of Black athletes. Later in the show, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Olympic gold-medal skier Lindsey Vonn were among those calling on white athletes to listen, learn and act.Wilson, who is Black, added, “Our country’s work is not anywhere close to being done.”Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage for sparking a national conversation about mental health. Two years ago, he wrote an online essay detailing his struggles with mental health, including having a panic attack during a game. As a result, other athletes and fans began sharing details of their own mental health challenges and sharing resources on how to get help. Love created the Kevin Love Fund and has continued speaking out. During the COVID-19 crisis, he’s shared tips on how to cope with the stress and isolation caused by the pandemic.At home, Love opened a box with the trophy inside, proclaiming, “It’s nice and shiny.”“In light of all that’s going on in our country today, I accept this award as both an honor and a challenge,” he said, looking into the camera. “A challenge to not only continue on my path, but to push beyond it and stay vocal even when silence feels safer.”Minnesota Twins outfielder Nelson Cruz received the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award in a videotaped piece introduced by the late boxer’s daughter, Laila. Cruz has helped his hometown of Las Matas de Santa Cruz in the Dominican Republic build a police station, a medical clinic and acquire a fire truck and firefighting gear, as well as an ambulance.Cruz cried and put his head in his hands before composing himself and saying, “From the bottom of my heart, my family, my foundation and my hometown, thank you.”Snoop Dogg rapped a tribute to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, tracing his life from high school to a career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in January.Taquarius “TQ” Wair, who as a 4-year-old survived a house fire in 2005 that killed his 6-year-old sister, was honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. Wair was burned all over his body and given just a 20% chance to live. He lost fingers on his left hand. Wair began playing football at age 7 and is now playing at a junior college in Minnesota, with a goal of playing at a four-year school and in the NFL.Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin informed Wair via laptop that he was being honored. Wair was handed a box with the trophy inside. He pulled it out and said, “Oh my goodness. Thank you.”Related Articles “This is humbling for me,” Wair said. “My family won’t let me give up. Let’s see where I can go from here. Stay tuned.”Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry introduced Kim Clavel as winner of the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The boxer from Montreal was preparing for her first main event bout on March 21 after winning the North American Boxing Federation female flyweight title last year. But the coronavirus pandemic meant the fight was canceled.Clavel wasn’t idle for long. She had previous experience as a nurse in a maternity ward before focusing on boxing, so she began working in care units across Montreal over the last three months.Via laptop, Clavel listened as her grandmother told her she was being honored with the award named after the player who left the NFL to join the Army after the 9/11 attacks. Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004.“When I need motivation, I will look at this trophy,” Clavel said.From her living room, Billie Jean King announced the winners of her namesake Youth Leadership Award, given to those tackling issues in their communities. Joel Apudo, Batouly Camara, Ally Friedman, Jaronn Islar, Chelsea Quito, Elijah Murphy and Niah Woods will receive either a $10,000 academic scholarship or a donation to the charity of their choice.The Los Angeles Dodgers were named the Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year for their foundation that works to improve education, health care, homelessness and social justice in the city. The foundation will use the $100,000 award to continue its programs.Actor-comedian Keegan-Michael Key hosted an Olympic reunion via Zoom, checking in with enough athletes to represent 150 medals, including a Michael Phelps impersonator. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

“Only a Degree Holder Qualifies for LFA Presidency”

first_imgIn an effort to encourage football players, coaches and administrators in the country to seek higher education, the world football governing body, FIFA, has amended the Statutes of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) with a prerequisite of a college degree to be eligible to contest the helm of Liberia’s governing football body. The amendment is expected to be adopted on Saturday, January 25 in an Extraordinary Congress.According to a reliable source at the LFA, the educational requirement for executive committee members, except the President, is a high school diploma with a certificate from the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC). Additional amendments for the presidential and the two vice presidential candidatures include becoming a president of a club for at least three years, while for executive members; one must be a secretary, vice president or president of a club.Also amongst key amendments to be made are the settings up of several vital committees that would be nominated by the Executive Committee and approved by FIFA’s Congress. Some of the Committees include Election, Appeals, Disciplinary, Ethics and Elections appeals.Meanwhile, over 400 stakeholders of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) will adopt the newly FIFA Approved statutes, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia on Saturday, January 25.It can be recalled, two senior officials of the World governing body FIFA had met with the president of the Liberia Football Association Musa Bility and other officials of the LFA to harmonize the Statutes in agreement with FIFA’s standardization drive.Mr. Primo Servgio Corvaro, head of Administration and Ms. Salome Stahli, of the Legal Department had brainstorming exchanges with the LFA officials at the RLJ Resort; they disagreed to agree on the amendments of the LFA Statutes.A recent communication from the LFA Secretary General, Alphonso Armah, to Stakeholders reads: ……the extraordinary congress will be held on January 25, 2014 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium beginning at 9am.According to the communication, the extraordinary congress will discuss the following agenda items: The adoption of the LFA Statutes, which has been approved by FIFA; the endorsement of the nomination of judiciary Bodies and Electoral Committee Members nominated by the Executive Committee, amongst others.The communication also assured the Stakeholders that upon receipt of the reversed Statutes from the Legal Department of FIFA, copies will be sent to them in 15 days before the Congress.In a mobile interview with the LFA Chief Scribe yesterday, the revised Statutes are expected to be sent to stakeholders, beginning Monday, the 6th of January.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana Annual Magazine launched

first_imgThe Guyana Annual Magazine 2018, dubbed the only magazine which offers a platform for emerging Guyanese writers and artists, was on Thursday evening launched in a ceremony that saw many versed and skilled writers and photographers being awarded for their contributions.Copies of the new edition of the Guyana Annual Magazine 2018Prizes distributed to the winners of the various categories included essay, photography, poetry, short stories, visual art and drama. Their works have been featured in the newest edition of the magazine.The keynote speaker, editor of the magazine, Danielle Swain, in her address, revealed that it has been two decades since the magazine was revived, and that categories have been modified by renaming them after Guyanese artistes. These included Hawley Harris, Stephanie Correia, Bertram Charles, David de Caires, and Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh.Guyana Times senior journalist Jarryl Bryan receiving his award for his entry in the photography categoryShe also noted that this is a strong platform for promoting Guyanese talents, and the graduates from this programme have in the past ventured to win other highly recognised awards for their gift in the literary field.Many past successful alumni have, through promotion by the magazine, gone on to win the Guyana Prize for Literature and competitions such as the Immersion Pitch Prize and the Code Burt Award.“This edition is particularly important because not only does it mark 20 years since the magazine was resuscitated, it also marks the return of the competition aspect of the magazine. The Annual has come home. She has returned to her roots, which was and is to sustain and nurture emerging talents whilst honouring those who have come before,” Swain declared.Chairman of the National Library, Petamber Persaud, in his opening remarks, highlighted that over the years, scores of literary pieces were published and regarded as wonderful art works. Additionally, the materialization of the magazine was made possible by the main benefactor, Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh.“Within the last 15 issues, there are over 150 articles, 300 poems, 150 stories, and scores of wonderful artworks. This issue (relies) heavily on teamwork, and all of these things were made possible through the indomitable share giver Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh.”Some of the winners this year included Guyana Times journalist Jarryl Bryan, Amanda Richards, Scott Ting-A-Kee, Abike Barker, Jermana DeFrietas and Chabilall Persaud. The Guyana Annual Magazine is available at the cost of $1000 locally and also at the online shop Amazon.last_img read more

Wanted bulletin issued for another suspect

first_imgA wanted bulletin was issued on Thursday for another suspect in the April murder of Bartica miner Perion Bobb at Kurubrang, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).Wanted is Jamal Bazillio, also known as “Jammings”.Wanted: Farouk KhanAnyone with information that may lead to Bazillio’s arrest is asked to contact the Police on telephone numbers 225-3650, 225-8196, 226-2870, 226-6978, 455-2238, 911 or to make a report to the nearest Police Station. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.Wanted: JJamal BazillioIn August, Police had issued a bulletin for 25-year-old Farouk Khan, whose last known address is Byderabo Road, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), who is also wanted for the said murder, which occurred on April 21.Bobb was killed after he was confronted by a group of men, who he reportedly saw stripping a miner’s vehicle. The vehicle’s owner and the Police were subsequently informed.Dead: Perion BobbGuyana Times previously reported that Bobb and a co-worker identified as 60-year-old Emmanuel Jeffrey of Good Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) were at the time of the murder transporting dredging equipment from Kuribrong to the backdam.Jeffrey told Police that while proceeding through the trail, they were passed by a truck which was reportedly proceeding at a slow rate from the opposite direction.Bobb, who was reportedly driving the pick-up, stopped in order for the truck to pass. As the truck passed, two loud explosions were heard.Jeffrey relayed that he exited the vehicle and lay on the ground. However, by that time, Bobb had already been shot once to his stomach.Jeffrey reported that he was abducted by eight men who were in the truck, but later managed to escape by jumping off the lorry.After allegedly escaping, Jeffrey returned to the scene of the shooting, where he discovered Bobb’s motionless body slumped over the steering wheel of the pick-up.The Police were called and the matter was reported.last_img read more

Lakers get cut down to size

first_imgIt was the 10th loss in 13games for the Lakers, who had only nine players available for the game. “It’s just disappointing that we didn’t give the type of effort that we needed to compete in this basketball game for 48 minutes,” forward Maurice Evans said. The Bucks led from start to finish and shot 59.5 percent, even as guard Michael Redd – who scored 45 points in a November victory over the Lakers at Staples Center – made just 3 of 11 shots and finished with only 10 points. With one game left on this road trip, the Lakers also must consider they face an uphill climb just to match last season’s 45-37 record. They would need to win 12 of their final 20 games to reach what seemed like a modest goal entering this season. “All the teams are jockeying for position right now,” Evans said, “and we have to figure out what our identity is going to be and what we want to accomplish out of this season. “You just don’t go on a 10-out-of-13 slide with little or no resistance. It’s frustrating. We started off too good and we showed too much potential at home to give it up like this.” With Ronny Turiaf out with back spasms, the Lakers were left with six guards and three big men for Wednesday’s game. Jackson opted to start Sasha Vujacic in a lineup with Smush Parker, Brian Cook, Andrew Bynum and Evans. Jackson tried various combinations, playing zone defense at times, pairing Bynum and Kwame Brown in a lineup, and starting the second half with rookie Jordan Farmar on the floor after not playing him in the first half. “It looked like we only had one half in us,” Jackson said about his four-man bench, “I was just looking down there for help and there was nothing there.” The Lakers “collapsed,” as Jackson put it, in the third quarter, turning what had been a four-point game into an 18-point runaway. Charlie Villanueva made six3-pointers on the way to 26points, Andrew Bogut added 22 points and Charlie Bell had 20 points. With Bryant, Lamar Odom and Luke Walton all out of the lineup, the Lakers were missing three of their four double-figure scorers, who average more than 57 points between them. Evans led the Lakers with 22 points while Cook added 20. “Certainly, when a guy like Kobe’s not going to be on the court, either subconsciously or consciously, it’s going to have an effect,” Milwaukee coach Terry Stotts said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img MILWAUKEE – The Lakers could have blamed Kobe Bryant’s one-game suspension, the 58 minutes of basketball they played the night before or the injuries that left them with a team that could have squeezed into a minivan for the ride to Bradley Center. They refused to make any of those excuses, however, after a 110-90 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that coach Phil Jackson described as “embarrassing.” last_img read more


first_imgBrian ‘Dinky’ Dorrian is hoping his side can get off to a winning start on Sunday when they play Cavan/Monaghan select team at Ballyare.Brian ‘Dinky’ Dorrian is confident the squad he has assembled is good enough to get his Donegal League select side into the knockout stages of the Oscar Traynor competition. The former Sligo Rovers reserve and U20 manager, is the current boss at St Catherine’s, and has established himself as one of the top coaches in Donegal over the last decade.He unearthed the likes of Shaun Kelly (Derry City) and Seamus Coleman (Everton) during his time as manager of the underage sides at the Killybegs club. His focus now however, is to prepare the Donegal League side for their forthcoming Oscar Traynor campaign, which gets underway this Sunday.Dorrian’s side face a Cavan/Monaghan select side, who have returned to the competition after a number of years out of it and are something of an unknown entity.However, Dorrian has used his extensive contacts in the game to find out as much as he possibly can about the side he’s facing on Sunday.In the lead up to the match this Sunday, Dorrian spoke to Donegal Daily about his side’s prospects in the competition. Dorrian said, “We’ve assembled a good side, and we’ve a good mixture of experience and quality.“We’ve got both Matthew Crossan and Gary Crossan in the side, and those two have a wealth of experience at a very high level.“Shane O’Rourke who played in the League Of Ireland with Salthill is on-board, and Benny McLaughlin is also involved, so we’ve got a lot of quality and experience in the side.Dorrian admits his side need to give a good account of themselves in this year’s competition after a number of disappointing years in the competition in the last while.Dorrian has adopted an ultra professional approach to the competition, and his side have been preparing for the competition for over six weeks now, he’s hoping their approach pays dividends. “We’ve approached it as professionally as we can, and the players have responded to that really well.“They realise it’s an honour to represent your county at any level, and they’re looking forward to the competition.“We’ve played a number of matches, and we’ve performed well in them, we’ve met up collectively twice-a-week and the commitment the players have given so far has been top class.“We want to give a good account of ourselves, as players and as a management set-up, so we’re leaving no stone unturned in our preparation for the match. Dorrian admitted that neighbours and bitter rivals Inishowen are the benchmark his team are aiming to match.Inishowen reached the final of the competition two years ago, and made a semi-final appearance last year.“They’re a quality outfit, and they’ve shown that over the last number of years, they’ve raised the bar, and we need to get to that level.“But as I’ve said, I’m more than happy with the squad I have, and I believe we can have a good run in the competition.“Our aim is to get out of the group, and then see where that takes us, it’s going to be difficult, but we’re up for the challenge as a group, and are really looking forward to it.First up for Dorrian is that tricky assignment against Cavan/Monaghan on Sunday in Ballyare, kick-off is at 2.30pm.DORRIAN CONFIDENT HIS SIDE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT IN OSCAR TRAYNOR COMPETITION was last modified: October 17th, 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:Brian ‘Dinky’ DorrianDonegal LeagueHome-page SportnewsOscar Traynor Teamlast_img read more