Digicel congratulates ICC U-19 World Cup champions

first_imgDigicel congratulates ICC U-19 World Cup championsPeople usually remember the extraordinary ones – the hard workers and inventors, the movers and shakers. But most of all, they remember the history-makers.Digicel congratulates the members of the West Indies Under-19 cricket team, who have now joined the ranks of the history-makers with their outstanding performance at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.For the past few weeks, the entire region has been focused on the team’s progress throughout the tournament, and its momentous performance has indeed been a source of inspiration and motivation for everyone.In our support for youth and sport development, we constantly repeat the mantra, ‘from grassroots to greatness’, to encourage our young athletes to aim for the highest in all their pursuits. We are sure that this achievement by the team will also serve as encouragement for Caribbean youth who aspire to cricket beyond national borders.On that note, we also extend the heartiest of commendations to our local players Michael Frew, Shahid Crooks and Odean Smith for their outstanding performance, while representing Jamaica. We are especially delighted to see the growth and development of Michael Frew, who was a member of the winning team in the Digicel/ISSA T20 Tournament last year.The success of the team has no doubt set the stage for the exciting 2016 Caribbean Premier League season, which is fast-approaching. This accomplishment has helped to create renewed passion and pride in the sport for Caribbean people and promises a bright future ahead for West Indies cricket.last_img read more

A proud Jamaican – Mayhew satisfied following history-making Youth Olympics bobsled run

first_img “Overall, I am satisfied with my performance here. I have gained a lot of experience now, and I hope that I can continue with bobsled along with the other things that I want to do,” added the aspiring pilot. Mayhew, a student of Charlemont High in St Catherine, had a decent push-off in his first run, registering a start time of 5.67 seconds. He was solid throughout, even if he did not generate the speeds he would have liked, topping off at 106.2 km/h (the slowest among the competitors) and having a brush with Turn 13 before crossing the line in 58.85 seconds. This was 1.92 seconds slower than Ivanov, who was the leader at that stage of the competition. His second run was slightly better as he again got a good push-off time 5.67 seconds (10th best) and improved his top speed to 107.5 km/h to end the course in 58.62 seconds. “I know I can do better I have done better before, so I know I can. So, hopefully, I can continue in the sport and improve and always represent my country and make everyone proud,” Mayhew added. The Jamaican has been a hit with the crowd and the international media in Norway since his arrival and it was no different on the course yesterday. “I am glad that I got the opportunity to compete here. I received a lot of support from everyone here. Everyone was cheering for me and it was an extraordinary feeling. I think it was a factor which helped me to get my fastest push time,” he shared. “The competition was close, especially for the top guys. It was good for me. I did my best push time today, so it was a good feeling that I improved that. My overall track time wasn’t a personal best or the best that I could have done, but it was enough to cross the finish line and finish 13th, so I am satisfied,” Mayhew said. His coach, Harry Nelson, is the man behind his development from a teenager who had little interest in competing in sport, to one of the best young Monobob athletes on the planet after a year of training. Nelson was overwhelmed with the youngster’s efforts. “It’s an overwhelming feeling,” Nelson told The Sunday Gleaner. “Seeing the support we as Jamaicans got and that even though we didn’t get the best time of the series, I am very proud of him. It was a proud moment to see him complete the track,” Nelson said. “And to get his personal best start time of 5.67 seconds is also a very good accomplishment for him. The pair will return to the island on Wednesday. Jamaican youngster Daniel Mayhew says he is extremely proud following his 13th-place finish in the Monobob competition at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway yesterday. The 17-year-old, who is the first Jamaican participant at the Winter Youth Olympic Games, registered times of 58.85 and 58.62 seconds in his two runs for a combined time of 1:57.47 which placed him 13th in the 15-man field taking part in the event. The gold medal was won by Germany’s Jonas Jannusch, who recorded a time of 1:54.29, with the silver medal going to Russia’s Maksim Ivanov, 1:54.22, Norway’s Kristian Olsen (1:54.53) took the bronze medal. Speaking to The Sunday Gleaner shortly after his run yesterday, Mayhew, who was remarkably only introduced to the bobsleigh event just under a year ago, said he would have loved to finish in the top three, but is very proud to have represented his country so well and against the odds. “I am a little sad that I didn’t get a medal, but I really feel good in myself and proud that I was able to come here and compete at the Youth Olympics and make everyone proud,” said Mayhew. SATISFIEDlast_img read more

Blackwater junks KIA

first_img“I expected a bounce-back, but not like this. I am mildly surprised,” Isaac said after the rout. “While reviewing the tape [of our last game], I noticed that we lacked the energy and I asked the players to play with energy tonight.“I got that from them from both ends of the floor,” he went on. “I told them after the game that if we play with the same kind of energy, who knows how far that will take us in our last three games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’GlobalPort snapped TNT KaTropa’s two-game winning streak with a 119-112 victory later in the night, climbing to a level 3-3 card in the process.Stanley Pringle scored 30 points and had eight rebounds and import Murphey Holloway had 24 and 17 as the Batang Pier dealt the Texters their third loss in seven games. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles ANTIPOLO—Coach Leo Isaac was looking for a bounce-back from his Blackwater crew and got something he didn’t really expect.Two days after losing horribly, and a day after making a blockbuster trade, the Elite flaunted their best form yet and dealt KIA Picanto an ugly beating, 118-97, Friday night that enhanced their playoff chances in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies But the old reliables were there for Isaac, with import Henry Walker shooting 25 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and issuing seven assists in just over 36 minutes as Isaac found the luxury of giving the NBA veteran some rest with the lopsided outcome.JP Erram had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Mike DiGregorio started out at the point to finish with 16 after making all of his five attempts from beyond trifectaville.KIA, meanwhile, all but bowed out after taking its eighth straight loss even after parading a new import in Geron Marquis Johnson, who scored 28 points but had nine of the Picanto’s 19 turnovers.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer parades new import Terik Bridgeman against slumping Alaska in a Petron Saturday Special Game at 5 p.m. at AUF Sports Arena and Cultural Center in Angeles City.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Elite established franchise marks in points scored in a quarter, 40 to open up against the Picanto, and 70 in a half, for a 39-point lead going into the third as Blackwater rebounded from a 117-96 loss to TNT KaTropa to rise to a level 4-4 card and stay in the playoff hunt.“We are very positive of our playoff chances,” Isaac said. “We will face whatever challenges are in front of us in our last three games. The team is ready.”Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo, Blackwater’s new acquisitions from Barangay Ginebra in a trade completed on Thursday, did not see action yet.Isaac said that he asked Ellis and Marcelo to report for practice on Monday and the duo, who enjoyed respectable playing time while with defending champion Barangay Ginebra, will have to earn their minutes with the team.Ellis and Marcelo will have some form of motivation with the Elite’s next game slated against the Gin Kings on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Profitable, yes; never again, please! View commentslast_img read more

Petalcorin in ‘best shape’ as faces Nicaraguan foe for IBF world title

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “I have worked so hard to prepare for this fight and claim the World title,” said the 26-year-old Petalcorin. “I am so hungry for a title belt. Alvarado’s record is very impressive but I will treat this fight as a matter of life and death. I will go for the win.”If Petalcorin wins, he will be sixth Filipino to currently have World titles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe southpaw from General Santos City won the vacant IBF Pan Pacific light flyweight title and was once the WBA World light flyweight champion after scoring a technical knockout win over China’s Yiming Ma in Beijing in 2015.Petalcorin has been training in Sanman Gym in General Santos City, the breeding ground of iconic Filipino sluggers like the legendary Manny Pacquiao and Rolando Navarette, under the tutelage of head trainer Fernando Lumacad and assistant coaches Jonathan Baat and Marquil Salvana. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Miami Heat score 45 in the third, roll past New York Knicks Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “I am in the best shape so far, I have sacrificed a lot and gave my everything for this fight,” said Petalcorin who has so far sparred for 110 rounds with four different partners. “Alvarado is a world class fighter but fights are won in the gym and I am confident I am 100 percent ready.”Alvarado, meanwhile, is not taking Petalcorin lightly.“Randy is a champion and a good fighter but I need to bring that belt home to Nicaragua,” said the 29-year-old Alvarado who lost two of his chances for the WBA World light flyweight title losing in 2013 and 2014.“My country is filled with conflicts and tragedies and this win will be my gift to the Nicaraguan people,” said Alvarado. “We anticipate Randy’s condition and we did our best to be in better shape than him. I have done everything in the gym.”The main event will be broadcast on ESPN5 at 7 pm.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Randy Petalcorin. Photo from his Facebook accountAnother Filipino pugilist is taking his chance at boxing gold as Randy Petalcorin takes on Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado for the vacant IBF World light flyweight title on Oct. 29 at Midas Hotel and Casino Tent in Pasay City.Petalcorin (29-2-1) is on a six-fight winning streak and has won 10 of his last 11 fights but Alvarado (33-2) is no pushover either with a string of 15 straight wins under his belt.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Huskies beat Junior Canucks in Dawson Creek

first_imgThe Huskies started the scoring only 1:33 into the game with a powerplay goal from Cole Calliou.  The Canucks answered back only four minutes later with a goal from Shell Watson.  Then the Canucks took the lead with a goal from Ryan Holtam on the powerplay.  To end the first, the Huskies then scored three more goals and the Canucks scored another two, to tie the game at 4 a piece.In the second it was all Huskies as they Dogs scored four goals to the Canucks one.  Jordan Gies, Cody Hildebrand, Trenton Forshner and Cole Calliou all scored for the Huskies, Adam Huttema scored for the Canucks. In the third period only one goal was scored and that was by Dave Marshell to help give the game a final score of 9-5 for the Huskies.The Junior Canucks will host Grande Prairie for their next game on Friday at the Memorial Arena.  The Huskies will travel next weekend to Whitecourt for a pair of  games.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Duo arrested with illegal gun, ammo

first_imgPolice ranks in Georgetown have arrested two males after they were found in possession of an unlicensed weapon.The discovery was made around 20:00h on Wednesday in Campbellville, Georgetown.According to Police reports, the ranks were on a mobile patrol on Dennis Street when they observed the two males, each riding a bicycle, acting in a suspicious manner.The officers decided to stop and search the men and during the process, one of them was found in possession of an unlicensed .380 pistol with six live rounds.Both suspects, a 32-year-old resident of Campbellville, Georgetown, and a 21-year-old resident of Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown, were arrested and taken into Police custody.The men are being processed for court as they assist with further investigations.In the monthly statistics at the end of February 2018, the Guyana Police Force reported that some 24 illegal firearms were taken off the streets to date, compared to 22 for the corresponding period last year.These include: 15 pistols, four revolvers, four shotguns, and one sub-machine gun. Moreover, 15 of these weapons were found in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara); four in B Division (Berbice); one in C Division (East Coast Demerara) and two each in F (Interior Locations) and G (Linden-Kwakwani) Divisions. No unlicensed weapons were found in D (West Demerara) and E (Essequibo Coast and Islands) Divisions during that period.last_img read more

Jayhawks feel at home in Manhattan

first_imgA basket by Rush and two free throws by Collins gave Kansas its first double-digit lead of the contest, 59-47, with 5:39 to go. Kansas State got to 68-62 on Clent Stewart’s layup with 46.9 seconds remaining. No. 10 Pittsburgh 71, at Seton Hall 68 Levance Fields scored seven of his 15 points in the final 2 minutes to help the short-handed Panthers hold off the Pirates. Levon Kendall had 14 points and eight rebounds and Sam Young added 11 points for Pittsburgh (24-4, 11-2 Big East), which was without injured 7-foot center Aaron Gray. The victory was the 100th for Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon (100-26), who reached the milestone faster than any coach in school history. No. 15 Butler 68, at Wisconsin-Green Bay 58 A.J. Graves had 20 points and Brandon Crone added 17 to as the Bulldogs posted the road triumph. Butler (25-4, 12-2 Horizon League) battled through a physical game after it had lost two of its previous three in the past nine days. Green Bay (16-13, 7-8) had won four of its previous five, but lost its 11th consecutive game against a Top 25 opponent after hitting just one field goal in the final 5:44. At No. 16 Marquette 80, Villanova 67 Freshman Lazar Hayward collected a career-high 18 points to lead the Golden Eagles. Hayward, who entered the game averaging six points per game, had 13 in the first half. Wesley Matthews added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (22-7, 9-5 Big East), who snapped a three-game losing streak. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MANHATTAN, Kan. – Freshman reserve Sherron Collins scored 20 points and led a key second-half run, and No. 6 Kansas beat Kansas State 71-62 Monday night to extend its winning streak in Manhattan to 24 games. Mario Chalmers added 17 points, Darrell Arthur had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Brandon Rush finished with 11 points for Kansas (24-4, 11-2 Big 12 Conference), which has not lost in Bramlage Coliseum since it opened for the 1988-89 season. The Jayhawks’ last loss in Manhattan was a 58-57 defeat on Jan. 29, 1983, in Ahearn Fieldhouse. center_img Kansas trailed by one at the break and didn’t take control until the midpoint of the second half. Two 3-pointers by Cartier Martin and another by Lance Harris pulled the Wildcats (19-9, 8-5) even at 43-all with 11:12 to go. But Collins answered with a 3-pointer that ignited a 16-4 Jayhawks run. last_img read more

Gor moves top of KPL log despite Tusker draw

first_imgThe result sees K’Ogalo move to 10 points, same as Mathare United who have however, scored fewer goals compared to the record 16-time KPL champions.Once again, with the CAF Champions League in the horizon, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr rung changes from the team that won 2-1 against Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday.He also changed his system, dropping to a 3-5-2 formation with Humphrey Mieno and Cersidy Okeyo both starting against their former employers partnering in midfield.Joachim Oluoch and Charles Momanyi were both drafted into the starting team as well, joining Harun Shakava in the three-man defense while Innocent Wafula plied the right wingback position.Youngster Eliud Loukwam signed straight from school at the beginning of the season was handed his debut for Gor, starting up as the point-man in attack alongside Ephraim Guikan.Tusker had the first two chances of the game, first, former boy Timothy Otieno trying to pick out Boniface Oluoch off his line with a dipping effort which went wide before Boniface Muchiri headed wide from a Robert Achema cross.In the sixth minute, a quick one-two change of passes at the top of the box between Loukwam and Lawrence Juma saw Wafula pick out the ball, but he had a heavy touch as he strode into the box with keeper Boniface Oluoch coming off to collect.Gor came very close to opening the scoring in the 14th minute when Momanyi rose decently to meet a Juma cross, but the ball evaded the target by a whisker.Gor Mahia forward Eliud Loukwam vies for the ball with Tusker FC’s Bonventure Khasabuli during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFour minutes later, Loukwam had a brilliant opportunity to mark his debut with a goal, but he over-cooked the meal.Another one-two touch of passes saw Guikan set up Loukwam, but the youngster tried too many touches on the ball when he should have just tapped home one-time, his final effort being deflected for a corner.The frantic start however fizzled off as the pace of the game died down, each side playing cautiously. Tusker were sitting back and hoping to hit on the counter using the pace of their front three of Muchiri, Achema and Amos Asembeka.They should have punished Gor with 10 minutes left to half time after Momanyi lost the ball cheaply on the left. Otieno took up the gift, steamed forward to pick out Asembeka whose shot on the weaker left foot went inches over the bar.At the stroke of half time, Otieno had an opportunity to hit his former employers, but he headed over from a good position after being picked out by a Muchiri cross.In the second half, both coaches sought to shuffle their cards with Timbe pulling out Achema for Mathew Odongo while Kerr brought in Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi for Wafula. Later, the tactician also pulled out Liukwam for Meddie Kagere.Tusker FC defender Eugene Asike heads the ball away under pressure from Gor Mahia’s Eliud Loukwam during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHowever, the pace of the game couldn’t pick up until the final 15 minutes.In the 75th minute of the game, a swift counter attack saw Kagere spring with the ball upfield from the left before picking out Guikan’s run, the Ivorian facing veteran Duncan Ochieng one on one.Ochieng managed to block Guikan’s effort superbly with the forward managing to get a second bite of the cherry when the ball rebounded off the keeper. However, he slammed the ball on the crossbar with an open goalmouth.Seven minutes to go, Gor Mahia almost paid for that blunder but Momanyi cleared off the line when Jackson Macharia’s header skipped over Boniface Oluoch.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Ivorian forward Ephraim Guikan vies for the ball with Tusker FC’s Collins Shivachi during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Feb 28- Ivorian striker Ephraim Guikan had perhaps what could be ranked as the miss of the season as Kenyan Premier League holders Gor Mahia was held to a 0-0 draw by Tusker FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday.Guikan had the goalmouth at his mercy from four yards out with 15 minutes left on the clock but somehow failed to hit the target slamming the ball into the crossbar when it was harder to miss than score.last_img read more

Data of 800,000 Gap applicants on stolen laptop

first_imgBy Rachel Konrad THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – A thief stole a laptop computer containing unencrypted personal information of 800,000 people who applied for jobs at Gap Inc., the clothing retailer announced Friday. The laptop stored Social Security numbers and other data from people in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada who applied online and by phone between July 2006 and June 2007 for jobs at Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Outlet stores. The incident came on the heels of a finding this week by the Canadian government that another international retailer, TJX Cos., hadn’t sufficiently encrypted data it stored from customer transactions, and that failure enabled hackers who intercepted wireless communications to steal data on millions of customers. The break-in gave hackers undetected access to TJX’s central databases for a year and a half, exposing at least 45 million credit and debit cards to potential fraud. Data about job applicants – who must often provide Social Security numbers, job histories, home and e-mail addresses and other information – is a favorite target of hackers. A security breach last month at online job site Monster.com exposed the confidential information of 1.3 million people looking for jobs. Gap said the laptop was lifted from the offices of a third-party vendor that manages job applicant data for the San Francisco-based clothier, but the company would not provide the vendor’s name or other details of the theft. The company said job applicants have not notified it of any instances of identity theft or fraud related to the incident. Storing data without encrypting it to protect it from hackers is contrary to Gap’s agreement with the third-party vendor, Gap said Friday. “What happened here is against everything we stand for as a company,” said Gap Chairman and CEO Glenn Murphy. “We’re reviewing the facts and circumstances that led to this incident closely and will take appropriate steps to help prevent something like this from happening again.” Multiple outside companies manage job applicant data for Gap, so not everyone who applied for retail work with the company had confidential data compromised. And the laptop did not contain Canadian applicants’ Social Insurance Numbers. Gap is notifying the affected applicants and offering a year of free credit-monitoring services with fraud resolution assistance. The company has also set up a 24-hour help line. Gap is working with law enforcement to investigate the theft.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

‘My agent is speaking to Fenerbahce’ – Arsenal star confirms transfer talks

first_img1 Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has confirmed his agent is in talks with Fenerbahce.The Colombian is expected to leave the Emirates this summer as the Gunners move closer to a sensational swoop for Chelsea shot-stopper Petr Cech.Clubs in France had shown an interest in Ospina, who only moved to north London last summer after Arsenal coughed up £3.5million to sign him from Nice.But now the 26-year-old has admitted he could leave Arsenal with his representatives in talks over a move to Turkey.“They [Fenerbahce] are dealing with my agent,” Ospina is quoted as saying by Turkish newspaper Sabah Daily.“At the moment the only thoughts I have are for Colombia. I will not betray my team.” David Ospina last_img