Jamaica’s first ever competitor at the Winter Youth Olympics Daniel Mayhew finished in 13th position in the Monobob competition in Lillehammer, Norway on Saturday morning (Jamaica time). Mayhew, who was introduced to the bobsled event less than a year ago, stopped the clock at 58.85 seconds in his first run and then posted 58.62 seconds in his second run for a combined time of 1:57.47. This left him in 13th spot in the 15 athlete field. The gold medal went to Germany’s Jonas Jannusch (1:54.29) with Russia’s Maksim Ivanov (1:54.44) taking second and Norway’s Christian Olsen (1:54.53) finishing in third place. In his first heat, Mayhew’s push – off time was an impressive 5.67 seconds but he failed to get enough speed down the course and lost some speed in the fourth sector after hitting turn number 13.
THE SUSPENSION of Reggae Boyz coach Winfried Schäfer fC The specific offence of unsporting behaviour against a match official will cost the German his place on the bench for the games against Panama at home and Haiti away. Looking at the circumstances under which the offence itself was committed, I think it was totally unnecessary, unbecoming, and absolutely unforgivable for a coach of Schäfer’s experience. Don’t get me wrong. I love to see my technical leader involved, expressive and passionate while going about his job, but he has got to be controlled and smart about it, especially when so much is at stake. The point in the game at which the Jamaican bench flared up with indiscretion was when the Reggae Boyz had just seized control of their destiny. The crucial second goal scored by Simon Dawkins with less than five minutes of regulation time remaining was actually being celebrated when Lance Laing got yellow carded, then reacted, and got a red. Schäfer ’s impulsive reaction to that sequence of events landed him and the entire campaign in the current hot water. That’s not what is expected from such a senior and experienced coach who has seen and done it all at this level. Calm, cerebral leadership, and astute situational analysis is what is expected in those crucial minutes counting down to the Boyz achieving the bigger objective of advancing to the semi-final round. One could understand this kind of irrational reaction if the Jamaicans had not yet got the goal and were staring at World Cup elimination, or if the Jamaicans had been victims of bad refereeing decisions and reacted negatively. In those scenarios, if the players and the coach lost their cool out of frustration and desperation – it would be much more understandable. But to go down that road in that moment of glory was nothing short of stupid. This game was not against one of our more traditional regional rivals such as Mexico, the USA, or Costa Rica. The Jamaicans were playing against Nicaragua, caught in a precarious position – which was all of our own doing – after their disastrous display in the first-leg match at home. There was no room for an emotional meltdown having got so close to the finish line. The mission in Nicaragua was simply to right a temporary wrong against an inferior opponent with our eyes always on the bigger prize. ALL NOT LOST To get suspended in such a fixture when the wider objective was being met is a novice act. Fortunately, Schäfer’s suspension is exclusive of his presence on the bench and in the dressing room for those first two games. All, therefore, is not lost as the coach will still be allowed to instruct and travel with the team. If, however, Schäfer ’s absence directly or indirectly results in Jamaica losing crucial ground in this semi-final round in those two early fixtures and eventually exiting the World Cup at this stage, then all fingers should deservedly be pointed at Schäfer and his silly actions in those crucial moments in Managua. Not only would it be shameful on Jamaica and disaster for our football programme, it would even more so be a big shame on Schäfer.
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Gonzalez came in even lighter at 114 lbs, a shade below the limit.After taking a nap, Ancajas will have a hearty dinner of fried fish, chicken tinola and beefsteak to recover the nutrients he lost in the process of shedding excess poundage the whole week.The target is to climb the ring at 128 lbs.Though tagged a heavy favorite owing to his impressive record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 19 knockouts, Ancajas is not taking Gonzalez (21-1, 8 KOs) lightly.The 26-year-old Ancajas said he would take his time during the 12-round bout, studying the movements and testing the power of the Mexican early on before going on attack mode.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year La Salle left in awe: ‘Before there was Alyssa, now there’s Rondina’ Gonzalez, younger at 21, is also seeing action in the US for the first time and is eager to make a lasting impact.“I’m very happy for this opportunity. I came here to win the title,” said Gonzalez, who’s listed at 5-foot-6 like Ancajas but appears to be taller. “I’m going to frustrate him (Ancajas). I’m going in and out. Counterpunch when needed. I want to become the first world champion from Los Cabos (his hometown).”While Ancajas owns a higher knockout rate (63 percent), Gonzalez seems to be gaining power, having stopped five of his last eight opponents.That’s why Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ chief trainer, cautions his ward to be always on guard for the Mexican’s power punches—the left hook and right straight.Gonzalez, who did 10 weeks of high-altitude training back home, claims fighting southpaws like Ancajas poses no problem as he has two left-handers among his victims.What he doesn’t know is that Ancajas is a natural right hander who was converted into a lefty by his amateur coaches back in Davao del Norte.And if Gonzalez used Ancajas’ sixth-round disposal of Irish James Conlan in Belfast last November as basis for his preparations, he’ll be in for a rude awakening.Ancajas chiefly employed 1-2 combinations in that bout; he’ll be unloading volumes of punches this time.To show the world he is superstar material, Ancajas plans to put on a show and his camp believes even a judges’ win will be a letdown. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea00:50Trending Articles05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases But as he dangles the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown against Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) at American Bank Center here, Ancajas intends to use the comparison as motivation.“I’ll do my best,” said Ancajas, whose reputation rocketed after he stopped three title challengers last year. “I’ll turn the pressure into motivation. I hope to reach even a lowly level of what Sir Manny has achieved.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFor now, the pride of Panabo City residing in Magallanes, Cavite, is focused on the task at hand—beating Gonzalez convincingly, preferably in explosive fashion. This is first foray after all, into boxing’s mainstream— his fight will be aired by ESPN.“I’m not thinking of anything else right now,” said Ancajas, after checking in at 114.75 pounds in Friday’s official weigh-in. “My mind is focused (on the fight).” Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jerwin Ancajas confidently mounts the weighing scale as MP promotionsCorpus Christi, Texas—On US soil, before a global audience, Jerwin Ancajas is ready to introduce himself to the world.He carries a mounting pressure brought about by the lofty expectations—he is being touted as the next Filipino global boxing star after Sen. Manny Pacquiao, a curse of a label enough to buckle those who have to deal with it.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Sterling Management will continue to collection donations all this week at the Totem Mall location with the help of the ABC Thrift Store staff.Sterling will also be helping residents move some of the furniture that has been donated into their new apartment. They hope to start moving residents into new apartments on Monday. The owner of the building will also be giving residents one month of free rent in any of his other properties in Fort St. John.If you have something you would like to donate but can’t bring it to the Totem Mall, call Sterling Management at 250-785-2829 – Advertisement -By Adam ReaburnDonations are poring in to help those affected by Friday nights apartment fire.Sterling Management has setup a drop off location in the Totem Mall behind Staples. All day Sunday, generous Fort St. John and North Peace Residents have been dropping off donations. Donations run from clothing, to TV’s to furniture and more.Crystal Herman is with Sterling Management and says the donations are being dropped off by the truck load. Tenants of the building are also encouraged to visit the Totem Mall location to pick up anything they may need.With the fire, half the building has been destroyed, on the other side of the fire wall, those apartments will only have smoke and water damage. Although at this time, the Fire Department will not let anyone in to inspect their belongings until they determine if the building is safe.Advertisement Photo: This room at the Totem Mall already has a number of donations from the community of Fort St. John – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca
Tommasi finished bottom in the second and third rounds so could no longer win, with a fourth ballot requiring a simple majority to win.In the final round Gravina received 39.06 percent of the vote, Sibilia 1.85 percent, with 59.09 percent blank ballots.The failure to elect a president will almost certainly mean that the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) will take control of the FIGC.CONI president Giovanni Malago had asked again on Saturday for the vote to be postponed, after previously saying that the vote should be held back for three months in order to allow Serie A to elect its president.“The assembly failed to produce a result and we have to restart from zero,” said Pasquale de Lise, who presided over the meeting. “We spent a beautiful day together.”This “beautiful day” which started with a standing ovation for previous president Carlo Tavecchio, who was forced to resign after Italy’s World Cup qualifying fiasco, was in fact one of absolute confusion, with negotiations in the elevators and toilets, as watching Italian journalists muttered “what a show…”The four-time world champions’ shock elimination in a play-off against Sweden had led to demands for a revolution in Italian football from grassroots level.But this was not the message which emerged during the campaign, mostly centred on the question of candidatures and possible alliances, and which left very little room for programmes and proposals.For many observers Monday’s fiasco was predictable. Gravinia, 64, and Sibilia, 58, the two candidates who weighed the heaviest in terms of votes in the election, were faced with the inflexibility of the younger Tommasi, a 43-year-old former Roma and Italy player, who refused any alliance.The state of Italian elite football is now worrying, as shown by the inability of clubs to agree on a name for the presidency of the League and the difficulty of selling TV rights for Serie A.Italian football is without a president for both the FIGC and top division Serie A and has no national team coach, following Gian Piero Ventura’s dismissal post-World Cup failure.A budget of five million euros ($6.2m) has been voted by the FIGC in the hope of attracting a big name coach with possible candidates touted including Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Claudio Ranieri and Roberto Mancini.The new coach will not be in place before Italy play their first matches since their elimination, friendlies against England and Argentina in March with Under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio stepping in on an interim basis.But Italy should have a new coach before they start the UEFA Nations League in September.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000From L:The three candidates to the presidency of the Italian Football Federation Damiano Tommasi, Cosimo Sibilia and Gabriele Gravina attend a meeting in Rome on January 29, 2018 © AFP / Andreas SOLAROFIUMICINO, Italy, Jan 29 – The Italian football federation (FIGC) sank further into crisis on Monday after failing to elect a new president, two-and-a-half months after the national team crashed out of the World Cup.After four rounds of voting amid chaotic scenes at a general meeting held in Fiumicino near Rome, none of the three candidates — the president of the Amateur League (LND) Cosimo Sibilia, the president of the third-tier Lega Pro division Gabriele Gravina and the head of the professional players’ union (AIC) Damiano Tommasi — managed to obtain a majority.
“I’ve gotten all these things done on my own, through my own campaign,” Furutani said. “I stand on my own two feet. Nobody handpicks me, or needs to.” Furutani, a board member at the L.A. Community College District, has worked for the past three years as a consultant for N ez on education and on issues affecting the Asian Pacific Islander community. He has taken a leave to pursue the campaign. Furutani also has served as a Los Angeles Unified School District board member, and has emphasized his experience, saying it will enable him to “hit the ground running.” Gipson has been a councilman for only 2
CRASH LATEST: The two young men who died in this morning’s horrific crash in Rathmullan have been named locally as Shaun Graham and Matthew Crawford.The late Shaun Graham.Both men were friends from Letterkenny who had been socialising in the area.They are believed to have been the back-seat passengers in a car which crashed into a wall and tree on the Upper Knockalla Road just after 3am. Both men were killed instantly at the scene.Two other young men, one from Glenswilly and another from Churchill, were airlifted by the Rescue 118 helicopter to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.Their injuries are not now understood to be life-threatening.The late Mr Graham, 19, was from the Ballymacool area. The well-known young man worked at the Quiet Moment Tea Rooms which is owned by his uncle Brendan McGlynn.The scene near the fatal collision at Kinnegear Rathmullan on Saturday morning where two lost their lives and two were injured.Photo Francis DiverHis parents Michael and Catriona, two brothers and sister are being comforted by family and friends this morning.Mr Crawford was from Elmwood Downs.Messages of sympathy are flooding in on Facebook for the two young men.The men had been socialising in Rathmuallan and were driving to a house party when the accident happened. Garda forensics teams have sealed off the area of the crash.A full investigation to find out the reasons for the smash has started.DONEGAL MOURNS AS TRAGIC CRASH VICTIMS NAMED was last modified: August 4th, 2013 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:crashletterkennyMatthew CRawfordRathmullanShaun Graham
This week, DD’s Finance columnist Shona Chambers from John McColgan Financial Services explains the ‘pay yourself first’ concept, which means putting away some of your monthly income for savings and investments.‘Horrid Henry loved money. He loved counting money. He loved holding money. He loved spending money. There was only one problem. Horrid Henry never had any money.’I stumbled across the book ‘Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick’ with my daughter a few weeks back and the opening lines above made us both laugh. The premise of the book for those of you who don’t read Horrid Henry, involves Henry organising a jumble sale of sorts and selling off his mother’s perfume and other family belongings in secret! After reading the book, the line ‘Horrid Henry never had any money’ stayed with me as I frequently hear people say they can’t afford to save because they never have any money, just like Horrid Henry!Like Horrid Henry, some of the people I have come across haven’t learned the concept of paying yourself first. My regular readers will be familiar with this concept already as I have written about it in the past.What paying yourself first really means is that before you do anything else, you set aside a portion of your monthly income for savings and investments. You should do this before you buy groceries, pay the phone bill, or tax the car. This makes saving your top priority, ensuring that you put something away every month. You must also regard those savings as untouchable unless you have a genuine emergency. Paying yourself first can create significant returns over time. If you start at a young age, and put away even a small portion of your income each month, you can easily accumulate significant investments over the course of your working life.As children, many of us were given piggy banks and encouraged to save part of our pocket money every week. In many cases, our parents were trying to teach us a regular savings habit at a young age. They wanted us to understand that if we wanted nice things in the future, we had to make sacrifices now to pay for them later.As people grow older, though, they find it harder to save. There always seems to be something waiting to eat up that last bit of your monthly income. This month, you might need the car serviced for the NCT. Next month, it might be a child’s birthday party. The month after that, you have a wedding to attend. We all know how this feels.Horrid Henry never had any money because he spent it all as soon as he got it. He hadn’t learned the ‘pay yourself first’ concept. Children’s books like this can be very good at highlighting bad habits. They are a good tool which parents can use to teach their children responsible skills surrounding money and saving. Who really wants to be like Horrid Henry? Who really wants to be in a position where they never have any money?A good financial advisor like me can help you tailor a savings and investment plan to your income and lifestyle. It doesn’t matter what your job is or how much you earn – what really counts is being disciplined and making ‘you’ your top priority! Shona Chambers QFA RPA is a Qualified Financial Advisor and Retirement Planning Advisor with John McColgan Financial Services. You can contact Shona on 074 9124366 to make an appointment.Money Matters: ‘Don’t be Horrid Henry!’ was last modified: October 10th, 2016 by Shona ChambersShare 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)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tickets are now on sale for the Delaware County Farm Bureau’s “Benefit in the Barn, A Symphony on the Farm.” This celebration of agriculture and music happens Saturday, August 20, 2016 with all proceeds benefitting partners of the Delaware County Hunger Alliance. For the second year in a row, guests will enjoy a fun and unique concert along with dinner, Ohio beer, wine and spirits, and special surprises throughout the night.The event takes place on Hardscrabble Farms at 2514 Skinner Road, Delaware. The farm has been operated by the Skinner family for more than a century. Tickets include a picnic-style dinner compliments of All Occasions Catering beginning at 6 p.m. and music by the Central Ohio Symphony commencing at 7:30 p.m. and playing until dusk. Guests are encouraged bring a lawn chair for open seating in the barnyard. Tents will be erected to provide cover in the event of inclement weather.To purchase your tickets online, visit: BenefitInTheBarn.org. General admission is $30 per ticket and includes the concert and dinner. Farm Bureau members will receive a $5 discount per ticket when entering their Farm Bureau member number. A limited amount of tickets will be offered, so be sure to get your tickets early. For additional assistance regarding ticket purchases, please call the United Way of Delaware County at 614-436-8929. If you have questions about the event in general, please call the Delaware County Farm Bureau at 740-363-1613.Proceeds from the Benefit in the Barn will benefit the Delaware County Hunger Alliance. The members of the Hunger Alliance are committed to increasing access to fresh produce, food pantries, meals for the homebound, and nutrition education. To learn more visit www.DelawareCountyHunger.org.Those who cannot attend the Benefit in the Barn but would still like to support the Delaware County Hunger Alliance, can visit: https://www.liveuniteddelawarecounty.org/take-action/hungeralliance/empty-plate-campaign.The event would not be possible without the support of sponsors. Sponsors already committed to this year’s benefit include the Delaware County Foundation’s Robert Weiler Family Fund and Charles H. and Betty J. Sheets Fund, Delaware County Bank, First Citizens National Bank, POET, Trillium Farms, Wright Moore Law Office, and Farm Credit Mid America.