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first_imgBACOLOD City – Bacolod Tay Tung HighSchool Thunderbolts’ athletics team will not be able to defend its overallchampionship in the postponed Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation(FCAAF) Track and Field Invitational Cup this year. Hannah Jandra Delotavo and Antonette Jay Aguillon. FILE PHOTO Hannah Jandra Delotavo, who was hailedas the Most Valuable Player last year in the secondary division for winningfour golds medals and a silver, said that she is still hoping that thetournament will still push through to a later date. “I am very much excited pa naman to play in FCAAP. Hopefully, matuloy pa din,” Aguillon said. “Since we can’t train as a team, I am doingextra work lang everyday here sa amin to be ready if ever na matuloy ‘yung tournament.”/PN “I am still hopeful that I can play forthe last time for Tay Tung,” said Delotavo, who recently committed to play forDe La Salle University in the University Athletic Association of thePhilippines. “I still continue to train with my sisters even if we are undercommunity quarantine.”center_img In a statement, the FCAAF said that thisyear’s tournament in the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City will be suspended untilfurther notice due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in thecountry.  On the other hand, Tay Tung’s most bemedaledathlete two years ago, Antonette Jay Aguillon, is also wishing that thetournament will push through. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, she stills keepson putting the load in conditioning herself. Last year, the Thunderbolts’ athleticsteam emerged as the overall champion in the elementary category and settled fora runner-up finish in the secondary level. last_img read more

first_imgGaruda Indonesia dikabarkan punya rencana untuk menjual semua armada Bombardier CRJ1000 yang dipesan pada 2012 lalu yang berasal dari pabrikan Bombardier di Kanada. Dijualnya Bombardier CRJ1000, dikatakan seorang senior Garuda Indonesia yang tak mau disebutkan namanya tersebut karena tipe itu kurang sesuai dengan kondisi wilayah di Asia Tenggara.Baca juga: Garuda Indonesia Perkenalkan “Explore Business Class” di Armada Bombardier CRJ1000Sebab pesawat Bombardier CRJ1000 membutuhkan runway atau landasan pacu dengan panjang sekitar 2000 meter. Namun strategi yang awalnya dibuat Garuda Indonesia untuk ekspansi ke wilayah Timur Indonesia seperti tertahan karena tidak banyak bandara dengan panjang runway 2000 meter dan lebih cocok untuk pasar Amerika Utara,. Padahal pesawat kecil seperti ATR dengan kapasitas yang sama bisa mendarat ataupun lepas landas dari bandara dengan panjang kurang dari 2000 meter. Dirangkum dari berbagai laman sumber, pesawat Bombardier CRJ1000 ini resmi diluncurkan pertama kali di Makassar pada 12 Oktober 2012.Pesawat yang dipersiapkan untuk penerbangan jarak pendek ini datang sesuai jadwal ke Indonesia hingga akhir 2012 sebanyak 5 dari 18 pesawat yang dipesan. Harga satu pesawat ini ditaksir sekitar US$20 juta- US$25 juta.Garuda Indonesia menggunakan CRJ1000 untuk melayani penerbangan regional yang meliputi Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar, dan Balikpapan. Tak hanya itu, pesawat ini dikenal ramah lingkungan dan irit bahan bakar.Bahkan pada saat pertama kali Garuda Indonesia memiliki pesawat Bombardier CRJ1000 sampai merekrut pilot asal Spanyol. Perekrutan dilakukan karena saat itu belum ada pilot di Asia yang memiliki tipe rating CRJ1000 tersebut.CRJ1000 merupakan versi super stretch dari jet regional buatan Kanada yang mampu menampung 97-104 penumpang. Model ini juga menjadi yang terakhir dikembangkan dalam keluarga CRJ.Baca juga: Layani Penerbangan Silangit-Singapura, Garuda Indonesia Gunakan Bombardier CRJ1000Diketahui, model ini hanya 63 armada yang diproduksi dan operator untuk model terbesar pesawat ini ada di Spanyol. CRJ1000 sendiri dirakit di Kanada pada 19 Februari 2007 dan sukses menyelesaikan penerbangan perdana tahun 2008. Namun, penerbangan komersial pertama pesawat ini ditunda hingga kuartal pertama 2010.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBoeing 737-800 dan Bombardier CRJ-1000 Garuda Indonesia Nyaris Tabrakan di Bandara Soekarno-Hatta14/12/2019In “Bandara”Garuda Indonesia Perkenalkan “Explore Business Class” di Armada Bombardier CRJ100026/10/2018In “Bandara”Fokker F-28, Pernah Menjadi Tulang Punggung Armada Garuda Indonesia13/10/2017In “Bandara”last_img read more

first_imgAttendees should bring their ID and gym clothes to the Emergency Response Center  at 253 Wilson Lane in Soldotna on Sunday, February 22 from 1-4 pm. For more information on the program you can contact the Trooper recruitment unit at 907-269-5976 or 1-877-258-7667. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享An Alaska State Trooper program to increase Alaskan interest in Trooper positions has been moved from this weekend to February 22. He explained that CAMP works to explain and demystify the Trooper hiring process to anyone 18 and up who is interested in a career. Sgt. Nieves: “From polygraphs to psychological to how to fill out the background information and what the background investigators are looking for. How to prepare themselves physically, we then run them through a portion of physical fitness test, that’s why we ask them to come in with their gym clothes, that way we can see where they’re at physically and see where they need to improve.”Nieves said the program was modeled after a very successful one created by the San Diego Police Department along with the local sheriff’s department to overcome their recruitment  shortfalls. He added they have already seen increased interest across Alaska as well.  Sergeant Luis Nieves with the Trooper Recruitment Unit said they have been working to increase Alaskan applicants for about a year with the Candidate Assistance Mentoring Program. Sgt. Nieves: “About 70% of all of our applicants right now come from the lower 48 and we’re trying to correct that. The problem is that Alaskans historically are not interested in law enforcement or when they apply for law enforcement positions just have difficulty in apply for the position because it’s such a stringent hiring process to be a law enforcement officer in the state of Alaska.” last_img read more

first_imgRepresentative with the Food Bank: “The need for food doesn’t stop with the holidays. January, February, and March are really tough for folks also. We live in a very generous community, but sometimes people forget after the holidays that we are still need of donations.”  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank has recently noted a 13% increase of households in need of food, and as the food bank continues to help they are in need of donations from the community. There are various organizations throughout the Peninsula hosting food drives to benefit the food bank and food or cash donations can be dropped off at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank during regular business hours.center_img The Food Bank will be hosting a Christmas dinner on Friday, December 21, from 11:30-2:30, and all are welcome.last_img read more

first_imgSaturday’s CAF Champions League clash against Asante Kotoko is “not a do or die affair” according to Kano Pillars striker Nyima Nwagua who says fans of the Sai Masu Gida must remember to stay calm regardless of whatever unfolds on the pitch at the Sani Abacha Stadium.Pillars just like their opponents are returning to Africa’s elite club competition after a three-year hiatus and following two high profile instances of unruly fan behaviour in Lagos at the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six Tournament and in Kaduna in the final of the 2019 Aiteo Cup Final, Nwagua is anxious that fans put their best behaviour on display in Kano.“Already, we’ve been asking them to pray for us and have patience and know that this is a game that they would always want us to participate in,” Nwagua told“And when I say they would always want us to participate in, they should know that it is a game that is not a do or die affair and also this is the champions league where we need their support more and we don’t need anything that will actually cause us issues.”Pillars’ top management have certainly taken the problem onboard and have begun exploring measures aimed at nipping the problem in the bud and Nwagua is optimistic that the moves will yield good results starting tomorrow.  “I know lessons and lectures have been given to them they know how it is,” Nwagua said.“I know they are very passionate for us, they love us but we want them to celebrate it in a good way not take it in a wrong way so we also want them to know that we are out here to give them the best and they should believe in us and trust every minute of the game and not have any doubts of trying to do any funny thing and I know one way or the other they listen to us so I think it’s going to be a calm environment for both sides.”RelatedCAF Champions League: Asante Kotoko Hold No Fear For Focused Pillars – Nyima Nwagua (AUDIO)August 9, 2019In “Champions League”CAF Champions League: Anaezemba Confident Of Pillars Passage (AUDIO)August 12, 2019In “Champions League”CAF Champions League: Kano Pillars Edge Asante Kotoko As Enyimba Fall Short Against RahimoAugust 11, 2019In “Champions League”last_img read more

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (CMC):Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph believes he is much better equipped to make an impact on the current tour of England than he was when he first played here three years ago.An inexperienced 20-year-old Joseph, with just five Test matches under his belt, featured in the first Test of the 2017 tour but leaked runs and went wicket-less in a game to forget, as the Windies slumped to a heavy innings defeat at Birmingham.While injury has since limited him to just three Tests since, the Antiguan said he is a much different player now.“I’ve made some improvements as a bowler. That [2017 tour] was a really big learning experience for me – my first time in England,” he told media via Zoom.“I have some experience here now so I would know how to bowl in these conditions this time around. The ball does a bit more here in England than in the Caribbean. [You have to make] some slight adjustments, nothing too big. Just some simple adjustments.”“For me, I think it is putting the ball in that good area, extracting whatever movement you can get off the pitch and just sticking to your plans as long as possible.”Joseph has impressed since arriving here three weeks ago, first in the nets and then in the three-day ‘inter-squad’ warm-up match last week when he bowled outstandingly to finish with a six-wicket match haul.He is expected to form a four-pronged pace attack with captain Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach for the first Test starting July 8 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, and believes one of the keys to success will be England’s bowlers underestimating his strengths.“Obviously, those three guys have a lot more experience than I do so people may think I’m the weak link, so I think my job is to come in and back up those bowlers and keep the pressure on,” he said.“I think we bowled fairly well in the Caribbean [last year] so it’s just for us to come here and get a feel for the conditions and assess as quickly as possible.”The tour is being played in a ‘biosecure’ environment, with the squad entirely isolated from the public for the seven-week duration.As such, all three Tests – the second and third will be staged at Old Trafford here – will be played behind closed doors but Joseph does not expect the lack of crowd support to be a factor for the Windies.Joseph, a member of the Under-19 World Cup-winning squad in Bangladesh four years ago, has taken 25 wickets from nine Tests.last_img read more

first_imgAuburn Tigers running back Peyton Barber (25) celebrates with Auburn Tigers fullback Kamryn Pettway (36) after scoring touchdown during overtime of the NCAA Auburn vs. Jacksonville State on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.Auburn Tigers running back Peyton Barber (25) celebrates with Auburn Tigers fullback Kamryn Pettway (36) after scoring touchdown during overtime of the NCAA Auburn vs. Jacksonville State on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.Doubters.Auburn has earned its share of new ones since needing overtime to beat Jacksonville State last week at home. The Tigers (2-0) are no longer viewed nationally as an SEC favorite.They’re seen more as an SEC flop, proving the conference isn’t as strong as folks down in these parts unequivocally believe.Twitter blew up Sunday when AP released its latest Top 25 poll and still had Auburn at 18th. How dare those voters keep Auburn in there after that lousy performance against an FCS school, tweeters complained.Jeremy Johnson threw two more interceptions to bring his two-game total to five, and the Tigers gave up 463 yards of total offense. If Jacksonville State hadn’t shanked that punt for just 17 yards and pinned Auburn back at least on its side of the field with 2 minutes left in regulation, the Tigers would have likely fallen like it frankly deserved to considering how bad they played.Now they’re going to Death Valley today, a place it hasn’t won since 1999 when none of the Auburn players were even in elementary school, looking to win over No. 13 LSU (1-0, 1-0 SEC) and show last week’s game was an aberration. Leonard Fournette is ready to run wild through the nation’s 88th ranked defense, and LSU is looking to pick off Johnson a time or two.Hope Auburn is ready. If not, this one could get ugly in a hurry.Auburn DB: Stopping Fournette ‘shouldn’t be difficult’“Next week, we’ll find out where we’re at,” said Auburn coach Gus Malzahn after last week’s narrow victory.Oh, Malzahn  knows where Auburn is at. He’s just hoping like hell the Tigers play far better than they have so far this season.In two games, his offense has just four plays of 20-plus yards and turned the ball six times with Johnson accounting for five turnovers. His defense isn’t faring that much better under Will Muschamp, the highest-paid assistant in college football.Allowing an average of 421.5 yards of offense, the Tigers made Jacksonville State’s receivers look like Calvin Johnson as they were going up over their defenders for grabs.It was as bad of a performance as you can get in a win, but the key word for Auburn is win. The Tigers managed to pull it out in overtime and are looking to build off their OT effort. When asked after the victory what Auburn team will show up today, senior linebacker Kris Frost, without blinking, said. “that same team you saw in overtime. We’re going to be ready.”Commentary: Explosive plays a must for AuburnAuburn had its bad moments in overtime, too.The Tigers were called for pass interference to put Jacksonville State at its 8-yard line. The Tigers eventually turned back the Gamecocks as Cassanova McKinzy’s sack for a 16-yard loss all but put an end to Jacksonville State’s chances of victory.There was doom and gloom on all the players’ faces who were interviewed after the game except for the one under the most scrutiny. Johnson has turned the ball over as if he’s been wrapped inside a croissant with frosting swirled on top and served hot and fresh at Arby’s, but he was smiling and saying, “all the great ones throw interceptions.”True, but the great ones don’t throw with the regularity like he has so far this season, they make better decisions and are far more accurate on routine throws. Now if he can carry over the way he finished last week’s game (game-tying touchdown pass with 39 seconds left) into today’s SEC opener, Auburn has more than a fighting chance against LSU.If Johnson reverts back to how he’s been playing overall, Auburn has no shot of winning. He must value every possession because Auburn’s defense just lost defensive back Joshua Holsey to a season-ending knee injury. Rush end Carl Lawson is on the mend with that hip, and Auburn is playing all these freshmen in the secondary.SEC Whip Around Week 3: How are QBs playing?That unit can’t keep saving the day when its being asked to play 89 plays as it was last week. It’s going to be too hot in Baton Rouge to play that many snaps and expect to win.The one saving grace for Auburn is LSU seems one-dimensional on offense. Fournette is more than a handful as he ran for 159 yards and three scores last week, but LSU barely escaped Starkville  with a 21-19 victory over Mississippi State. I’m not convinced sophomore quarterback Brandon Harris has improved as much as people are saying he has.Harris only threw for 71 yards against Mississippi State. Maybe that’s good enough to win most of the time with Fournette in the backfield, but at some point, teams will force Harris to win a game with his arm.LSU coach Les Miles says Harris is a “completely different guy.” I’m not taking Miles at his word on this one. I need to see it for myself to believe it. Maybe Auburn will create that scenario today by starting fast, producing explosive plays, not turn the ball over on offense and getting off the field on third down on defense.Looking at the way they’ve been playing, I doubt they’ll do all those things today.last_img read more

first_imgTHE need to integrate communities all across Guyana has been the recurring theme among politicians, village leaders and the wider society for a long time now and many initiatives have been advanced to do so.Sports has been one of the vehicles advocated to break down age-old barriers that prevented cohesion among villages and communities and when Three-Peat Promotions stage its 2nd Annual Guinness Cage Competition on the Haslington Tarmac on August 8, it will mark another opportunity to aid in fostering camaraderie and understanding among the various communities.The promotional group which hosted its inaugural tournament last year at the National Gymnasium will visit the Haslington Market Tarmac on the East Coast of Demerara on this occasion in response to the overwhelming requests from teams that are based on the East Coast.Co-principal Rawle Welch said the staging of this year’s tournament on the East Coast is due in large measure to the request by several teams that are based along the East Coast corridor, informing that the bulk of the invited teams will come from those communities.“We have invited a total of twenty-four teams and a minimum of twelve will come from the East Coast villages, while the remainder will comprise teams from Georgetown, Linden and West Demerara and they will compete in the tournament which we have dubbed ‘The East Coast Best against the Rest’,” Welch disclosed.The fans, he said, are the best anywhere, well-behaved and very supportive of events and according to the organizer, the team had no hesitation in its decision to reward the communities for their support and love over the years.“Many feel that the East Coast teams are not on par with teams from the other communities, but the time has arrived for all to put up or shut up because, as someone who has had the privilege to witness all the communities across the various regions, I can confirm that the East Coast teams have improved immensely and should not be considered push-overs anymore,” Welch stated.He said he anticipates some riveting rivalries over the five days of competition as the hosts look to repel the challenges of visiting teams.Over $800,000 in prize money and trophies will be up for grabs, while lucky fans will have the opportunity to win prizes over the five nights of competition for their support at the bar.“Every night we will have a winner among the fans and this will be awarded to the fan that buys the most buckets of the sponsor’s beverage”.Clarks footwear giants, Chetsons, has already pledged its support, while commitment of support has come from Queensway Security Services, E-Networks Inc., KSM Investments, Yhip’s Bakery, Brass Aluminium & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF), Ray’s Auto Sales,  Y.K. Investments, Trophy Stall, Woodpecker Products, National Sports Commission, ‘C’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Julius Variety Store and C & C Prestigious Styles.last_img read more

first_imgTHE Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) this week announced that it began preparatory works for its launch-pad and full quarter-mile drag strip at the South Dakota Circuit as it gets ready for the club’s King of the Strip 3 International Drag race set for August 26. While it brings smiles to some, it brings many more questions, paramount of which is safety.No one wants the conversation on safety. Most think it’s a waste of time because, well, “duh could neva bai!”It cannot be overstated that motor racing is dangerous. Spectators, drivers and even officials know this very well; but it is the reduction of this degree of danger that can mean the difference between life and death.There are a couple of things that I hope will be taken into consideration with the completion and installation of the new launch-pad and drag strip. Spectator fencing down the stripThis is a sore point. Many have raised it and, many have brushed it off. Earlier this year a competitor turned turtle after flipping his car several times and ending up chewing through one of the fences at the bottom end of the strip. It showed us how easy it is for a car to rip through the obsolete fencing along that stretch.Something that should be more of an eye opener is the fact that during that incident that car, almost at rest, managed to tear down the fence, so imagine what could happen in full motion; I shudder at the thought.Now I’m not one to criticise and not offer a fix. The recommendation for this is a two-tier fencing, featuring both inner and outer fences. While this may be tough for a cash-strapped committee, the short term alternative to this is a well-strapped tyre barrier along the full strip. If both could be done, then the safer the spectators will be; also ploughing of the sand along the strip (though I am informed this is usually done).Spectator control on the start lineAnother sore point, the dangers of which people don’t often understand is (I understand) fans want to be as close to the action as possible but it is also a point of real danger. While the earlier part of a drag meet is managed well, the ranks of the enforcement agency either wander off, become spectators or are ill-equipped to handle the task in the afternoon.The real danger that people can’t seem to fathom is that should a car lose control on the start, or during its ‘warm-up’, then those around it become targets.It must be said that no driver goes to the line with the intention of causing harm but straight commonsense will tell you that nothing is 100 percent guaranteed all the time.In addition, many spectators when they crowd at the line tend to block the ambulance and other emergency vehicles and should anything happen, they tend to want to be first responders on the scene, directly impeding the qualified personnel.Gated spectator areas could be a solution to this, in addition to the one mechanic and the driver rule. A stronger enforcement arm is also what is required here and maybe it’s time to go private instead of going public.Car eligibilityThis one is by far the sorest of the set. personal safety. While the club cannot control the build of a drag car, they can obviously enforce certain rules. I’ve seen cars barrelling down that strip at over 100mph with the driver using a pair of rubber slippers, a helmet with the buckle flapping in the wind and a regular seatbelt. I kid you not!Millions of dollars’ worth of engine parts and modifications but the driver has on a regular seat belt. Mind you, I understand that a lot of the cars are daily drives (especially in the 15-11) second class but the lack of proper gear is inexcusable. In addition to that, many of those lower time bracket cars have little or no roll cages should things become even more disastrous.Of the few that have, even fewer can pass an actual safety test, let alone a crash. But hey, they are allowed to race in the interest of letting the show go on. One of these days, it may be shorter than a few people expect.I don’t think I need to state fixes for this particular issue as they are as plain as day. Still, the idea here is not to seem like the harbinger of issues that face drag racing, but rather to highlight some things that should be addressed  to enhance the sport locally.last_img read more

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Oscar Gobern has told Doncaster’s website his limited first-team chances at QPR meant he was keen to leave on loan.The 24-year-old was given a trial by the R’s during the summer after being released by Huddersfield and signed a one-year deal at Loftus Road after impressing.He was signed as a squad player but his chances of getting into the side diminished further as Rangers added to their midfield options.AdChoices广告Gobern was therefore loaned to League One club Rovers until January.“I was training at QPR and got a call saying Doncaster were interested and I was excited, asked my agent to make it happen and thankfully he did,” he said.“I went to play and it’s not happened for whatever reason. I’ve come here to improve my game and, in doing so, help the team.“I have to respect the players and the squad that is there (QPR) and how much money they’ve got.“I went there and gave it my best but at this moment in time I’ve come here and want to help Doncaster.” See also:QPR knocked out by Carlisle in latest cup debacleQPR v Carlisle player ratingsQPR midfielder makes loan movelast_img read more