Phillips, Knight top JN Open

first_imgFour new champions were crowned as the curtains came down on a compact and intriguing Jamaica National (JN) Open Tennis Championship at Liguanea Club in New Kingston last Saturday evening. For the sport, the event closed out the year in fine style following hours of intense rivalries and competitive action, which began at 3:00 p.m. and lasted way into the night. Rowland ‘Randy’ Phillips, who went into the final seeded as number one, beat defending champion Damion Johnson 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 to take home $200,000. Runner-up Johnson, the many-time local champion, received $100,000 in cash prize. Phillips’ performance was superb from the start of an edge-of-the-seat finale. He was the aggressor from the first set, with some powerful serving, which resulted in several aces. His powerful smashing and exquisite placement saw him take the contest in a ruthless, but clinical way. GREAT FEELING “It feels great to win. I think this is my biggest win so far. I am so happy I could come out on top. It was a really tough match. It’s always tough playing Damion,” Phillips, who has now won his last three tournaments, told The Gleaner. He is currently Jamaica’s top-ranked player. Meanwhile, women’s champion, 25-year-old Shaneka Knight, held her composure and showed experience to get by 13-year-old Micheala Stephens 7-5, 6-2 for her first JN Open championship title. “It was a really good challenge. She is really good for her age, and I had to fight and find the win after finding out her weakness,” Knight said. She earned $60,000, while the talented teen, who was playing in her first final, received $30,000 for the runner-up spot and plaudits from the crowd for her outstanding performance. Earlier, Stephen Shirley stopped long-time rival, top seeded Leighton Burton, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 for the men’s Class Two, while Scott Jones rallied to beat Jermaine Case 6-4, 2-6 and 6-2 in Class Three. The JN-sponsored event was having its sixth renewal, with increased prize monies from $150,000 to $200,000, while the women’s prize money moved from $50,000 to $60,000. Total prize money amounted to more than $600,000. There were also improvements in the quality and quantity of competitors.last_img read more

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Gins’ mission: Stop Durham

first_imgMeralco import Allen Durham is expected to create matchup problems for Ginebra coach Tim Cone (left) and import Justin Brownlee (foreground). —AUGUST DELA CRUZBarangay Ginebra has embraced the fact that Meralco has an import that cannot be silenced.The Gin Kings will have to address that matchup predicament with Meralco’s Allen Durham quickly before the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals gets off the ground on Friday at Quezon Convention Center in Lucena.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I definitely remember that shot,” said Brownlee, who dropped 28 of his career-high 46 points in the second half of their Game 4 win against TNT. “But whatever we did last year, doesn’t matter in this conference.”Kiefer, Jeron joining DraftMeanwhile, former collegiate stars Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng declared their intention to join the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft set Oct. 29.Ravena informed the Inquirer on Monday of his decision.A two-time UAAP champion and two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player from Ateneo, Ravena has also won four gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games.The two are tipped to become the top draftees along with Filipino-German Christian Standhardinger, La Salle’s Jason Perkins and Raymar Jose of Far Eastern U. —WITH REPORTS FROM CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT View comments “Their import is a beast and we don’t have a matchup for him,” said Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone after the Kings subdued the TNT KaTropa, 3-1, in the semifinals to set up the championship rematch with the Bolts.Durham has been Meralco’s catalyst for success this conference, having brought the Bolts back to the finals at the expense of the Star Hotshots in the other semifinal encounter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We’ll try to figure something out,” said Cone. “They’re also really playing well and coach Norman (Black) has a team playing the way it should be.”Though he captured the Best Import award last year, Durham and the Bolts fell to the Gin Kings after Justin Brownlee sank the buzzer-beating trey that clinched the title in Game 6. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Azkals resume Asian Cup bid Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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UAAP men’s volleyball: Ateneo blanks La Salle, FEU trumps UST

first_imgAteneo capped off the first round of eliminations with an emphatic of subduing De La Salle 25-16, 28-26, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles, who are gunning for a fourth straight title, ended the first half of the season with a 6-1 record and are tied with Far Eastern University atop the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Green Spikers dropped to 3-4 but are still holding on to the fourth spot with fellow 3-4 team University of Santo Tomas.Ateneo’s lone loss of the season was against the Tamaraws in the season opener of Feb. 3, and Blue Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro said the setback has been a constant reminder for the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We talk about it because we can’t not talk about it,” said Almadro in Filipino. “But I’d rather focus on the things I have control of. I can’t do anything about that loss any more, so we’ll just have to improve on our strengths.”Marck Espejo had 21 points to lead Ateneo while Chumasonn Njigha and Ron Medalla combined for 16 points. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Curry bucks ankle tweak to lead Warriors past Hawks View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Raymark Woo and John Onia had a combined 21 points to lead the Green Spikers.In the first game, the Tamaraws sent the Tiger Spikers to their third straight loss, 27-25, 22-25, 25-23, 36-34.Jude Garcia led FEU’s charge with 19 points while Christian Detablan and John Paul Bugaoan had 16 and 13 points, respectively.Arnold Bautista and Joshua Umandal had 21 and 20 points, respectively, to lead UST.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Asi Taulava ponders retirement as he enters 20th season in PBA

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history At 45, however, Taulava knows he’s reached the final days of his playing career and he hinted that the 2019 PBA season will be his last.“I’m thinking this might be my last year, I want to get it to 20 and see where it goes from here,” said Taulava Thursday during the PBA Media Day at Solaire Resort and Casino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Let’s see after the final year if it’s meant to be then it will be my swan song.”Taulava won just one title in his career but he was the 2003 MVP and was a 16-time All-Star, and represented the Philippines in several occasions. NLEX’ amiable big man won the silver medal in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship in Changsha.Taulava averaged 2.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 0.6 assists in 9.4 minutes of play in the past season.“I just want to enjoy it, I’ll play my tail off, if my body can still go for another year then why not, but if my body tells me ‘Asi, it’s time to sit down and hang out with the older guys,’” said Taulava.“It’s a win-win situation for me, I’ve enjoyed it, I’ve enjoyed this ride, and not too many players in the PBA can last 20 years.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Big man Asi Taulava is looking at retirement after 20th season. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Asi Taulava is ready to hang those sneakers up.An original giant of the PBA, the 6-foot-9 Taulava entered the league in 1998 as Mobiline’s direct hire for that season and it eventually became the beginning of one of the greatest careers of any Filipino basketball player.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Heartbreak and disbelief as Andy Murray announces retirement View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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EBD man jailed for 56 months

first_imgA 26-year-old man who robbed a businessman of $28 million will be spending the next 56 months behind bars.Andre Vieira was jailed on Wednesday by Magistrate Judy Latchman after he was found guilty of robbery under arms.Andre Vieira will spend the next 56 months in jail after he was convicted of armed robberyThe prosecution contended and successfully proved that Vieira along with two others committed the armed robbery at Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Vieira along with Winston McKenzie, 35, of New Scheme, Eccles, EBD; and Feyaud Hamid, both of Meadow Bank, EBD, initially denied that on May 20, 2017, at Craig and being armed, they robbed Dai Zhung of a minibus valued $2.3 million, a quantity of fish glue valued $25 million, three cellphones and $500,000 cash; all totalling $28,780,000.They have since been on trial, however, the other two accused in the matter were both set free when Magistrate Latchman found them not guilty of the said offence.last_img read more

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Police using inter-agency approach to tackle carjackings

first_imgIn light of the increased incidence of carjackings, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has announced that it is embarking on an inter-agency approach to crack down on the crime, which has seen a spike in the past several months.Acting Crime Chief, Paul WilliamsThis was announced at GPF Headquarters at Eve Leary, Georgetown, where the public was updated on plans for increased security during the holiday season.Over the past several months, bandits have been pouncing on motorists, especially those operating Toyota Allion and Toyota Premio motor cars, and often times, the motor vehicles are swiftly transported to various locations to be either stripped or overhauled. It was suggested that with the recent Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) restrictions on older models of vehicles, it is likely the bandits are stealing the cars for parts, the reason that many of the cars could never be recovered.It was further related that certain auto-body repair shops are under the watchful eyes of investigators as some of these businesses are believed to be facilitating the criminal enterprise, with some even “cutting the cars”.Police are, however, intensifying their campaign to stop the criminal activity. Acting Crime Chief Paul Williams, during the press conference, said that from the evidence obtained, carjacking gangs roam around looking for opportunities to pounce on unsuspecting drivers.“These guys are just moving around scouting and as they see the opportunity where the person is being vulnerable, they decide to take the chance,” the acting Crime Chief observed.As part of efforts to foil carjackings, Williams on Friday last met with all divisional detective officers and other senior Police Officers to iron out plans to nab the perpetrators.Guyana Times understands that Police have approached certain mechanic shops with the hope of finding the hijacked vehicles, but have come across stumbling blocks. It is on this note, the multi-agency approach was conceptualised and more so, investigators will be armed with the tools and information on specifications to recover stolen cars.It was in June that Police issued an advisory to taxi operators plying routes into and out of Georgetown to beware of carjackers hiring cars under the pretext of wanting taxis. However, the perpetrators have since upped the ante, and are now going directly to owners, attacking them and stealing their vehicles.Just over a week ago, two persons attached to Guyana Times were relieved of their motor cars by gunmen – one on the Kitty Seawall and the other, 66-year-old columnist Rhyaan Shaw, in front of her home.On October 16, 24-year-old Ryan Seecharran, of Third Street, Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD), who was on trial for a hit-and-run charge, had said that after he had just returned home, some time after 19:00h, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, appeared out of nowhere, and demanded money they claimed was owed to them. They stole his silver grey Premio, PVV 4911, motor car.last_img read more

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Fort St. John annual Pitch-in week approaching

first_imgThe city says the event is “part of the spring clean-up and beautification efforts in the community” and expect “hundreds of community minded volunteers” to join the project.The event kicks off May 18 and will run until May 24. The city will coordinate participating groups around the surrounding area. If you’re interested in participating, contact Tara O’Donnell at 250 787 5791 or send an e mail to todonnell@fortstjohn.ca. – Advertisement –last_img

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Salah voted BBC African Footballer of the Year

first_img0Shares0000Mohammed Salah poses with his BBC AFOTY award at Liverpool’s training ground in Melwood. PHOTO/BBCLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 11- Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted the overall winner of this year’s BBC African Footballer of the Year Award, the first time he has been shortlisted.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp joined presenter Mimi Fawaz at the club’s Melwood training academy to present Salah with the coveted trophy. Fans voted online at BBC.com/AfricanFootball in record numbers this year for their favourites on the five-man shortlist.The 25-year-old Liverpool star beat Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mané of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses.Mohamed Salah says: “I am very happy to win this award. It’s always a special feeling when you win something. You feel like you did a great year, so I’m very happy. I would also like to win it next year!”Salah, this season’s Premier League top scorer with 13 goals, has enjoyed a stellar year for both club and country.In early 2017, he was the central figure for Egypt as they finished runners-up at the Africa Cup of Nations.Later in the year, the pacey forward had a hand in all seven of the goals that took the Pharaohs to their first World Cup since 1990 – assisting two and scoring five, including the stoppage-time penalty against Congo that qualified them for Russia.“I want to be the best Egyptian ever so I work hard,” added Salah, who has become the third Egyptian to win the award, and first since 2008.After joining Liverpool from Roma in June, the start to his Anfield career could scarcely have gone better as he was named the club’s player of the month in August and September.A goal on his debut helped him rack up seven goals in his first 11 Premier League games, and he has fared even better in the Champions League, with five goals in six group games.“It’s well deserved,” said Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, who handed the trophy to the player at the club’s Melwood training academy.“I am a really lucky person. I had the opportunity to work with a few outstanding players and I am happy that it is now with Mo. The good thing is that he is still young, there is a lot of space for improvement, a lot of potential still that we can work on, but that’s how it should be. It’s a big pleasure, to be honest, to work with him.”Salah now adds his name to a list of African legends, including Abedi Pele, George Weah, Jay-Jay Okocha and Didier Drogba, to have won the BBC African Footballer of the Year prize.“I am very happy to be like them in winning this award,” said the Egyptian, who follows compatriots Mohamed Barakat (2005) and the legendary Aboutreika (2008) in receiving the trophy.Previous winners of the award include:Riyad Mahrez (2016)Yaya Touré (2013 & 2015)Yacine Brahimi (2014)0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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TOP 50 PLACE FOR TWO DONEGAL RETAIL STORES

first_imgTwo Donegal stores were today placed in the Retail Excellence Ireland Top 50 stores list.Brennan’s Pharmacy Cardonagh and McElhinneys Department Store Ballybofey are the only two successful entries from the county.The winning stores were commended by David Fitzsimmons, the Chief Executive of REI, for their high standard of service, customer engagement, display, and innovation. McElhinneys had multiple triumphs this week as they also received an award for having one of Ireland’s Top 5 Websites.The overall winners will be announced at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards on Saturday, November 2.TOP 50 PLACE FOR TWO DONEGAL RETAIL STORES was last modified: September 14th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Brennan’s PharmacyMCELHINNEYSRETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELANDlast_img read more

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