Jamaica’s top martial artists get a last chance to sharpen their skills at this Saturday’s Everlast Seido Karate International Tournament ahead of departing the island for the International Sports Karate Association United States Open the following week in Orlando, Florida. The locals are set to go up against overseas fighters starting 9:30 a.m. at the University of Technology as seido karate celebrates its 42nd year in Jamaica. Last year’s grand champion, Ackeem Lawrence, will be back to defend his crown against his taekwondo and Jamaica combined martial arts teammates, Trevor Webb Jr and Akino Lindsay, as well as mixed martial arts practitioner Alrick Wanliss, Richard Touzalin, Oral Rumble of Seido, and Kevin Brown of Rising Sun Karate. The female category will have as its star former grand champion Sheckema Cunningham, who won double gold at the 2017 ISKA Amateur Member Association World Champs in Greece. THRILLING FINISH Meanwhile, the Jamaica Taekwondo McKay Security High School League is set for a thrilling finish. Defending champions Calabar need a win to share the 2018 title with dark horses St George’s, who hold an unbeatable 3-2 lead after scoring a tie-breaking victory over their rivals at last month’s Zendo Open. However, intense rivalry is expected, which could deny Calabar a share of the title as fighters from Kingston College, Jamaica College, Wolmer’s Boys’ and Cornwall are all looking to make an impression ahead of the United States Open. As part of its 42nd anniversary celebrations, Seido Jamaica will be handing out more medals than ever, especially in the children’s divisions, courtesy of sponsors Everlast and the Sports Development Foundation. firstname.lastname@example.org
LOS ANGELES, AP – There’s no NBA Finals rematch this year on Christmas. Not technically, anyway. It’s LeBron James vs the Golden State Warriors for the fourth consecutive year on December 25, though James will be wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform this time. It was a predictable matchup. It isn’t, however, a break from tradition. That’s one of the biggest misnomers about the NBA and the schedule. An NBA Finals rematch is not common, not the norm, not a guarantee for the last two teams that were standing the previous season. The league has crowned a champion every year since 1947, and the tradition of Christmas Day games started later that same year. (They’ve been an annual fixture since, with the exception of 1998, when a lockout didn’t allow that season to begin until February.) But there have been only nine NBA Finals rematches on December 25. The recent Golden State-Cleveland history may make it seem like more. James has been in five Finals rematches on Christmas, all since 2011: Miami vs Dallas that year, Oklahoma City vs Miami the following year, and Cleveland vs Golden State in each of the last three years. The other four rematches on the holiday: Orlando vs Houston in 1995, Philadelphia vs the Lakers in 2001, San Antonio vs Detroit in 2005 and Boston vs the Lakers in 2008. So instead of a Cavs-Warriors rematch, getting Lakers vs Warriors — for the first time in the LeBron LA era — makes perfect sense. “Bron is Bron,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “They’re going to be tough, a tough matchup on Christmas Day, but we’re looking forward to it.” Inevitably, so will James. Even with the Lakers having lost four of their last six games, they’re off to a 19-14 start — their best since the 2011-12 season. “We’ve got a long way to go to get to Golden State,” James said in September. He’s about to get his first look at how the Lakers measure up with the champs. CHRISTMAS LINEUP Tuesday’s slate starts with Milwaukee at New York, followed by Oklahoma City at Houston, Philadelphia at Boston, the Lakers at the Warriors and then Portland at Utah. It’s Milwaukee’s first Christmas game since 1977, which will end what was by far the league’s longest December 25 drought. Utah have not played on Christmas since 1997. A look at each of the five games: BUCKS AT KNICKS Congratulations to the schedule-makers, because there’s no way they could have known this Christmas game would be wrapped in animus. Giannis Antetokounmpo was peeved at New York forward Mario Hezonja — who dunked on him, stared at him and then stepped over him when the teams met on December 1. THUNDER AT ROCKETS A rematch of a game from Christmas 2017, which the Thunder won 112-107. Oklahoma City are 6-2 on Christmas since the team moved there; when the franchise was in Seattle, they were 0-11 on the holiday. Rockets star Chris Paul will miss Christmas for the third straight year — with the Clippers, he had a left hamstring strain and missed their game against the Lakers in 2016, he sat out last year’s Houston-OKC game with a groin strain and this year, it’s another left hamstring issue that will keep him out. 76ERS AT CELTICS These are heated, historic rivals, but they’ve met on Christmas only once before — in 1961, when the 76ers were the Syracuse Nationals. Boston, which famously avoided home Christmas games forever (the Celtics played their first 30 such games away from Boston), will be at home on the holiday for the second consecutive season. LAKERS AT WARRIORS It’s the 20th consecutive Christmas appearance for the Lakers, and with James there now, don’t expect that streak to end anytime soon. Warriors star Kevin Durant apparently loves playing on the holiday; he’s averaging 31.1 points in his eight previous Christmas games. TRAIL BLAZERS AT JAZZ Portland are 14-3 all-time on Christmas and could tie Miami (10-2) for the best winning percentage on the holiday if they top the Jazz. Meanwhile, for Utah, it’s a chance for Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell to get his first — but almost certainly not his last — look at playing on Christmas. CHRISTMAS HISTORY The NBA’s five-game Christmas lineup is back for an 11th consecutive year, and that may seem like a lot of matchups but has been exceeded plenty of times in the past. There were seven games on the holiday in 1949, 1971 and 1977, as well as six in 1970 and 1976. And there were some years where everybody played on Christmas. In 1952, the league had 10 teams, so that meant five Christmas games. In 1956, the league’s eight teams got together for two Christmas doubleheaders — two games at Madison Square Garden, two others at the War Memorial in Rochester, New York. And in 1959, eight teams meant four games on the holiday again. With Milwaukee playing, the league’s longest Christmas drought will belong to the Atlanta Hawks, who haven’t appeared on the holiday since 1989. After the Hawks, the longest droughts will be held by Charlotte (no appearances in 29 seasons), Memphis (no appearances in 24 seasons), Toronto (2001), Sacramento (2003), Indiana (2004) and Detroit (2005). Everyone else has played at least one Christmas game since 2009.
SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:14Carpio 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 ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Until Santos blew it as what was supposed to be a Spiderman dunk attempt resulted to a turnover after he lost the ball on his way up.🎥 Arwind libre sa fastbreak, mintis! Jazul nagmadali sa kabila, Chua pumukol ng jumper!#PBASemis#PBALabanKungLaban pic.twitter.com/3yutMsvX3JFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs— PBA (@pbaconnect) April 15, 2019 View comments Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Phoenix showed its ‘immaturity’ in Game 2 loss, says Matthew Wright “Dapat nga Spiderman dunk pero parang ayaw ipagawa eh. May pumigil eh. Biglang parang dumikit yung isang paa ko kaya nag-alanganin ako tumalon kanina,” Santos recalled laughing.(It was supposed to be a Spiderman dunk but it seems like something kept me from doing it. It’s like my foot stuck to the floor that’s why I hesitated with my jump.)“Natawa rin ako nung huli. Sabi nga ng mga kasama ko, ‘Anong nangyari?’ Hindi, dumikit yung sapatos ko. Parang na-bad trip nga ako kanina. Pero wala na yon at least nanalo kami.”(It was a funny moment in the end. My teammates even asked me, “What happened?” and I told them my shoes got stuck. Good thing we won.)The 37-year-old Santos finished with seven points, six rebounds and two steals to help the Beermen go up 2-0 in the series.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—A fastbreak play that has Arwind Santos all alone usually ends with the San Miguel Beer forward pulling off his patented Spiderman dunk.Santos was by himself in the late in the third quarter of Game 2 against Phoenix in the semifinals and everyone already knew what was going to happen next.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
Dear Editor,It would be difficult to find a citizen of Georgetown who was not nauseated and repelled by the photograph in the newspapers recently of the Town Clerk of Georgetown and colleagues brutishly removing over 30 hapless vendors who have been plying their trade on Alexander Street, Georgetown.Why do they not remove the vendors at the corners of Regent and Avenue of the Republic obliquely opposite City Hall, who are selling rat poison and other pesticides? The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB) of Guyana has said numerous times that the sale of pesticides and other toxic chemicals from roadside vendors is dangerous to health and against the law. Indeed, the law requires vendors to be certified before they sell. These vendors are not certified. It seems as though the folks at City Hall are completely unconcerned that according to the World Health Organisation, 44.2 in every 100,000 Guyanese commit suicide every year – compared to the global average of 16. And the epidemic affects young and old with children as young as 10 killing themselves, with the most common method being through the use of poison, generally involving pesticides or rat poison.Why don’t they stop the vendors around Bourda and other markets from selling chicken especially after hours? The Municipal and District Councils Act Chapter 28:01, City Market By-laws states that: “it shall not be lawful for any person to bring without permission of the Council uncooked fresh meat into the Market. Also, no person shall sell or offer for sale in any market fresh meat except at a stall set aside and appropriated for that purpose”. So why is the City turning a blind eye to the selling of poultry meat outside the markets?But aside from these two egregious examples, one just has to look at the pavements of Regent, Robb, Water, King, Wellington, America Streets, etc and one will see them chockfull with vendors. Are they not as illegal as the ones they are removing from Alexander Street? Are they not interfering with traffic as well and blocking entrances?What about the mobile fish caravan that is illegally occupying a spot at the corners of Regent and King Streets? Should they not be removed?Come on City Hall. “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.”Sincerely,Modi Sankar
Government has approved some US0,000 into a study that would seek to determine if natural gas could be utilised for electricity generation.Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the proposal by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson was given approval by Cabinet on Tuesday.The two-month desk study will be undertaken by Energy Narrative, a United States oil and gas consultancy firm.During the eight-week period, energy work will seek to verify natural gas supply projections, verify natural gas demands projections, analyse the technical feasibility of the proposed natural gas pipeline, compare the proposed natural gas pipeline with other transportation media, analyse the technical feasibility of existing power generation equipment, integrating new gas fired electricity generation equipment, analyse the cost to deliver natural gas and estimated impact on electricity prices and prepare the interim report.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman on Wednesday evening told the local business community that the Government has decided to bring the natural gas to shore.The latest information from ExxonMobil, which will be producing Guyana’s first oil, quantifies the available natural gas, which was found along with the oil, at around 30-50 million cubic feet per day.Trotman said that amount can provide a 200 megawatt generation plant.However, Government is still to decide how the natural gas will be used.The considerations for the use of the gas include generating electricity, and fuelling the alumina plant if it is resuscitated or used in industry.Minister Trotman said those are decisions that have to be made along with the decision on where the gas will go if there was going to be a pipeline along the coast whether from Georgetown to Crab Island.The company has submitted its financial and technical proposals to the Government, Minister Harmon noted.
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3. Arsenal have scored 349 Premier League goals in the last five seasons – click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out which clubs have entertained the most by scoring the most Premier League goals in recent years – The Gunners have consistently scored in the high 60s to low 70s in recent Premier League seasons. 5 5. In fifth place it’s Liverpool, who have scored 325 Premier League goals in the last five seasons – click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out which clubs have entertained the most by scoring the most Premier League goals in recent years – The Reds netted 101 goals last season, which has helped to put them in fifth on this list. 4. In fourth it’s Chelsea, who have scored 345 Premier League goals in the last five seasons – click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out which clubs have entertained the most by scoring the most Premier League goals in recent years – They may be on course for a first Premier League title since 2010, but the Blues have been criticised in recent weeks for their pragmatic style of play under Jose Mourinho. Indeed, despite their vast riches, Chelsea have scored only the fourth highest number of Premier League goals since the start of the 2010/11 season. 5 Chelsea are cantering to the title, but are being criticised for their lack of entertainment value under Jose Mourinho.The Blues have scored the lowest number of goals for a Premier League-leading team, after 32 games, since Manchester United’s solid defending proved key in their 2009 title success.So which clubs have led the way when it comes to scoring goals in the last five years?Take a look at the slideshow above to find out.All statistics correct up to 24 April 2015 5 5 2. Man United have scored 376 Premier League goals in the last five seasons – click the yellow arrow above, right, to find out which club has scored the most Premier League goals in recent years – The Red Devils scored 86 goals when they last won the title in 2013. 5 1. Man City have scored 388 Premier League goals in the last five seasons – They scored the most dramatic goal of the past five Premier League seasons and City lead the way in total goals scored in that period.
Ryan Shawcross recently signed a new deal with Stoke 1 Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross has been ruled out of Saturday’s home Premier League clash against Manchester United.Shawcross, who recently committed himself to the Potters after protracted talks by signing a new four-year deal, is struggling with a back problem and his absence for the visit of his former club is a blow to another ex-Red Devil, Stoke boss Mark Hughes.“It’s unfortunate because he’s started the season really well and signing the contract was important for him and us,” Hughes told reporters at a press conference.“It dragged on a little bit because these things can, but we got there in the end.“We were always confident the deal would be signed. It’s good news but a shame he’s injured. He’s going to be here for a long time and that’s the key.“Unfortunately Ryan has pulled up in training and is likely to miss certainly the weekend, hopefully it won’t be any longer.“He’s got an issue with his back. It’s not what he’s had before in terms of disc injuries, it’s ligaments around the back and we have to wait for him to settle down.”The absence of Shawcross, 29, who is closing in on his 400th Stoke appearance, could mean a debut for Austria international Kevin Wimmer, signed for £18million from Tottenham.Hughes will check on another summer signing, winger Maxim Choupo-Moting, who strained a hamstring while on international duty with Cameroon.But Darren Fletcher is hopeful of shaking off a knee injury in time to face his former club. The midfielder, who missed Scotland’s World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Malta, is back in training.Hughes, unbeaten in four home league meetings against his former club during his time in charge at Stoke, believes United look the real deal under Jose Mourinho this season.Mourinho’s side head to the Britannia Stadium on the back of three straight wins, scoring 10 goals without conceding.“Of all the teams they are clearly at the top of the pile,” Hughes said.“Their performances and the way they’ve gone about their business has been impressive.“The make-up of the United squad is very strong and they’re playing in a way that their fans will take to and enjoy. They expect teams to attack with power and pace and ability.“It’s very early days. Hopefully there are still things for us to exploit. These games are huge for us and we always enjoy them. We hope we can get a similar result that we did against Arsenal.”
The sister of €130 million lotto winner Frances Connolly says her wealthy sibling would have loved to buy her late mum a holiday home in Bundoran.Ann Floyd said she hasn’t asked for a penny of her sister’s new-found wealth but is delighted for Frances.Ann, who lives in Spamount on the border between Tyrone and Donegal said her sister may have got her luck from her mum. She revealed “Mummy loved going on holidays to Bundoran in Donegal, and to play the slot machines.“She got a great thrill of seeing is she would win.“I think if she had been here now, Frances would have to get her an apartment down by the sea and keep supplying the coins for Mammy – and she would too, that’s the kind of person Frances is.“Frances is so generous and has always been. If Frances only had a tenner and you said you needed a fiver, she’d give it to you and do without it herself. That’s the kind of woman she is.” Ann and her hubby Patrick say they have made out a list of 50 people whim they will give some money to after their huge windfall last week.Apartment in Bundoran for mother would have been top of lotto winner’s list was last modified: January 11th, 2019 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:apartmentbundorandonegallottomillionairesTyrone