KINGSTON: Campion College are winners of the PCJ Group National Schoolgirls Chess Champion-ship, securing a 1.5-1.5 draw against Immaculate Conception High in the final round of the tournament at PCJ Auditorium, in St Andrew. Campion went into the fourth and final round on six points, needing only a draw against Immaculate to secure seven points and top honours. Despite being the superior team on paper, Campion’s Sheanel Gardner, Aulanni Kidd and Janique Lee decided not to take any chances, eventually offering draws to their less-fancied opponents on all three boards. Three teams ended on six points each, including Wolmer’s Girls ‘A’, Immaculate Conception and Excelsior High ‘A’. Wolmer’s Girls ‘A’ took home second place on a tiebreaker over Immaculate, adjudged third. Excelsior ‘A’ ended fourth. Green Island High ‘A’ and Holy Childhood High ended on four points each. However, when the tiebreaker system was employed, Green Island ‘A’ took fifth place over Holy Childhood, who had to settle for sixth position. TIEBREAKER Wolmer’s Girls ‘B’ were seventh with three points and Excelsior High ‘B’ took eighth place on a tiebreaker over Green Island ‘B’, as both teams ended on two points. The Best Rural team award went to Green Island ‘A’. Individual category prizes were awarded to Campion’s Sheanel Gardner, Aulanni Kidd and Janique Lee, who were declared Best Board One, Best Board Two and Best Reserve, respectively. The Best Board Three prize went to Alliyah Yankana of Wolmer’s Girls ‘A’. Campion’s coach, National Master Ryan Blackwood, was adjudged best coach. In closing the championship, chair of the Jamaica Chess Federation’s (JCF) women’s chess committee, Listra Clemetson, said they want to use the championship as a springboard. “The JCF’s women’s chess committee is very pleased with the revival of schoolgirls chess, and we plan to use the foundation we have laid this year to build for the future,” said Clemetson. “We are thankful to the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, who, over the last year and a half, has embraced the vision for the growth of the sport of chess in Jamaica at the junior level, through their support of the high schools chess championships, and we are encouraging other corporate bodies to throw their weight behind the sport,” she added.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur “I have no time to consider anything else (including buying Houston Rockets),” said Yao, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last September.His comments came after long-time Rockets owner Leslie Alexander put the club up for sale last week.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’The Chinese centre’s strong ties to the club had fueled speculation about his possible interest in buying. He was feted by the Rockets earlier this year when they retired the ground-breaking Chinese player’s number 11 jersey. LATEST STORIES View comments 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 LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lesser lights deliver for Gilas in rout of India Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Yao, who averaged 19.2 points and nine rebounds for the Rockets, became a global ambassador for the sport during his eight NBA seasons. He continued promoting the game after he was forced into retirement by repeated foot injuries and purchased his hometown team, the Shanghai Sharks, after returning to China. The Rockets are the eighth most valuable franchise in the league at $1.65 billion and their annual revenue is $244 million, according to Forbes magazine. ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Former NBA star Yao Ming attends a press conference after being elected president of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) in Beijing on February 23, 2017.NBA Hall of Famer Yao Ming called for “urgent” reform and said he was facing a multitude of problems as he was elected president of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on February 23. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUTFormer NBA star Yao Ming has scotched rumors he was interested in buying his old team the Houston Rockets, saying he was too busy to consider the possibility. Yao, who played for the Rockets from 2002 to 2011 before retiring, told the official Xinhua news agency on Friday he was dedicated to his role as president of the Chinese Basketball Association.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men’s free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Yuzuru Hanyu was introduced as the Olympic gold medalist, skated over to the podium and jumped high onto it. With a perfect landing, naturally.He also leaped into the figure skating history books Saturday, becoming the first man to repeat as Olympic champion since Dick Button in 1952.ADVERTISEMENT “Just happy. I can’t say anymore, just happy,” Hanyu said through his ever-present smile. “I just did my best today. I don’t know if this is the best of my skating life, but I can say from my heart that I skated my best today.”He held off countryman Shoma Uno and Spain’s Javier Fernandez in the free skate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCoach Brian Orser met Hanyu as he left the ice after his strong but slightly flawed performance. Then Orser, a two-time Olympic silver medalist who also coaches Fernandez, rushed back to behind the sideboards to help encourage the Spaniard.Fernandez couldn’t match Hanyu. Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jarencio, Globalport welcome long break before crucial battles ahead Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Hanyu later congratulated Fernandez and told him he wished both of them could have won.“I told him, ‘Yes, Yuzu, but only one can be champion. Only one can have the gold medal,’” Fernandez said.Uno moved from third Friday to second, loading a high-scoring quad and three triples into the final minute of his routine.“I knew which level of performance I performed,” he said through a translator. “I did what I intended to do.”American Nathan Chen surged from a fiasco of a short program, when he was 17th, by winning the free skate to wind up fifth. He did it with an historic routine featuring six quads.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings As always, Hanyu skated to raucous support from the crowd , with thousands of Japanese flags filling the stands. He was terrific, though not perfect, particularly messing up a combination jump.As always, he left the ice to a swarm of cascading Winnie The Pooh dolls flooding the ice.Uno might have won the gold if not for his magnificent countryman. His energy throughout, particularly in the back end of his routine to “Turandot,” permeated the arena, and he pumped his arms wildly when he finished.Fernandez, skating to “Man of La Mancha,” was a worthy medalist, finishing just 1.66 points behind Uno.“It means a lot for my country,” Fernandez said. “We’ve never had a figure skating Olympic medal. We have such few Winter Olympic medals in any sports, so I hope it means a lot to everyone back home.”The 18-year-old Chen had succumbed to the pressure and massive expectations in the short program, a day earlier . On Saturday, he nailed virtually every element. He even did the sixth quad, a loop, getting full credit for the four rotations though he put his hands down on the ice on it.“I think after having such a disastrous short program and being so, so low in the ranking — lower than I usually ever am — it allowed me to completely forget the results and focus on enjoying myself out on the ice,” Chen said, “and getting rid of expectations helped a lot.”He led all three U.S. skaters into the top 10 as his 127.64 points for technical virtuosity put him in another stratosphere, and his 215.08 points for the free skate were a personal high.Chen’s 17-year-old teammate Vincent Zhou, put down five quads — as if to say, “Hey buddy, I can do this, too” — in another spectacular jumping show. Zhou also soared in the standings, winding up sixth.“It’s been such a wild ride over my short 17 years,” Zhou said. “I’ve been through so much, it would take me hours to say it all. But to skate like that, to have a successful performance means so much to me.” Adam Rippon doesn’t do quads, but his presentation and dramatic flair earn him points. The 28-year-old dropped from seventh to 10th, but these were successful games for him, and his arm pumps to bolster the audience’s cheers when he was done lent a comical touch.“They usually say that like, after the Olympic Games, somebody’s life changes forever,” Rippon said. “A lot of times it’s the gold medalist, but I have a feeling that my life has changed forever.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments
‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “There’s no way we are going to pass up on Ray-Ray Parks,” Ramos told the Inquirer over the phone on the eve of the rookie proceedings as the son of a seven-time Best Import winner, the late great Bobby Parks, would most likely land in the lap of the Elite as the second overall pick.Columbian owns the top overall selection, and Ramos believes that the Dyip will go for former NCAA standout CJ Perez, leaving his team with the talented Parks at No. 2.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 ChrissRobert Bolick, the former King Lion with San Beda in the NCAA, can be converted into a playmaker like he was at times in the NCAA, but Ramos said that he would definitely go for the 6-foot-2 Parks and give Roi Sumang the chance to blossom at the point.NorthPort owns the third overall pick and could use Bolick to give Stanley Pringle some relief at the point and give Gilas Pilipinas’ naturalized player all the room to score starting next season and leave ball distribution to someone else. MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBlackwater still needs a solid point guard to become a legitimate contender, coach Bong Ramos believes, but the Elite would likely not get the chance to sign up the man that they need when the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft unfolds Sunday at Robinson’s Place Ermita.For a good reason.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Robinson’s crusade: Coach Topex says journey to PBA sometimes take long route Blackwater has come close to winning a playoff series for the first time and the addition of Parks—or Perez if Columbian changes its mind—will make the Elite contenders starting next season.“That’s because we have a lot of versatile players in the team, medium-sized players who can easily switch in the 2, 3 and 4 positions,” Ramos said, referring to Mac Belo, Allein Maliksi, among others. “And Nards (Pinto) is also coming along fine [at the point].”“Parks is the most seasoned candidate [in the pool],” he said. “He brings a lot of experience to the team and he will become one of the main swingmen in the team and will give us a lot more options.”“Throughout the years, I’ve been preparing myself playing in professional leagues,” Parks had told pba.ph. “I think I’ll fit in and I am excited to see where I’m going, excited to see which teams wants me.”Columbian, meanwhile, will be coming off another season to forget and will have an impact player if the Dyip decide to tab Perez, the hard-nosed former Lyceum Pirate who plays in the mold of a Calvin Abueva.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Phoenix Petroleum dealt away the fourth overall pick to acquire Alex Mallari and Dave Marcelo from NLEX, with the Road Warriors to shoot for youth in the deal.That will be the first of two selections the Road Warriors will have in the first round as they will also pick seventh.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments
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A Policeman and his 53-year-old mother were on Monday charged for assaulting a father and son at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The father and son were, however, crossed-charged for the offences of wounding and damage to property.The four persons charged are David La Rose Snr, David La Rose Jnr, Dellon Thorne and Claudette Thorne, all of Lot 20 Independence Boulevard, Albouystown Georgetown.The Court heard that on January 13, 2018 at Trench Road, Albouystown, Georgetown, the four persons unlawfully wounded each other.LaRose Jnr was also charged with damaging a car windscreen valued $85,000, property of Dellon Thorne.He was further charged for wounding Claudette Thorne at the Ruimveldt Police Station, and for using abusive language.The 21-year-old was granted bail to the tune of $130,000 in total.His father, a 51-year-old construction worker, was also charged for unlawfully wounding Claudette Thorne. He, like his son, denied the allegation and was granted bail in the sum of $40,000. The men are expected to return to Court on April 16 2018.Dellon Thorne, a 25-year-old Police officer, was charged for damaging a car windscreen belonging to David LaRose Jnr, and valued at $55,000. He denied the allegation and was granted $120,000 bail.His mother, Claudette, was charged with assault carried out at the Ruimveldt Police Station. She has denied the charge.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore had no objection to bail being granted the defendants, and it was granted in the sum of $20,000. The duo will reappear in court on April 16, 2018.Moore revealed the facts of the matter, which disclosed that the four defendants all live in the same yard, but on the day in question, had an argument which escalated. Bricks pelted resulted in all of them receiving injuries. The matter was reported and they were all arrested and charged.
One hundred and thirty-three youths from the community of Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini) have successfully graduated from a skills training programme facilitated by the Board of Industrial Training (BIT).The young people attended programmes administered by BIT; these included Information Technology, block making, catering and cake decorating, and refrigeration and AC repairs.Proud graduates at the BIT graduation, Moruca, Region OneOn Wednesday at their graduation exercise held at Santa Rosa, Deputy Permanent Secretary attached to the Social Protection Ministry, Mohan Ramrattan said, “The knowledge the skills and the training which have been imparted to all of you graduates will contribute to the development of Guyana. We as Guyanese need to recognise the significance and importance of education which all international agencies see as an asset.”Ramrattan urged the youths to seek further self-development and preparation in expectation of the lucrative oil and gas sector. In total, there were 65 females and 68 males who pursued the training programme over the past four months.Toshao of Santa Rosa village, Learmond Emmanuel said the youth of the community are very appreciative of the skills acquired and related that the Government has contributed immensely to their development.A graduate receiving her certificate from the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Social Protection Ministry, Mohan Ramrattan“The Village Council is willing, and we are prepared to continue to help the youths of Moruca, we were fortunate to acquire our own tutors and facilitators from within the community, we will be prepared to accept further programmes from the Board of Industrial Training,” Emmanuel said, as he urged the graduates to seek further Technical skills by joining the Essequibo Technical Institute to give back to their communities and country.The Department of Public Information (DPI) spoke to some of the graduates trained in Information Technology (IT) who all agreed that their newly acquired skills will benefit them as they move forward.Nakita Jerome shared that she has applied to begin training in nursing while Mikhail Williams plans to pursue studies in Computer Science at the University of Guyana; and Sunil Pierre has signed up to begin his studies to become a business teacher.
Humphrey raced in the unlimited class and finished with an overall time of 1:34:02. His best time came in Leg 5 when he clocked in at 13:24. Rick Hollingsworth was second in 1:3649, and third went to Bob Clarke in 1:38:47.The top finisher in the A class was Louis Roersma after he piloted his boat to a time of 1:46:39. Shawn Young finished in second place at 1:47:43, while third was Tim Greber in 1:53:32.In the CX category Brian Freeland took the win. He finished his races with an overall time of 1:58:00. Steve Ford was second in 2:04:28, and rounding out the top three was Randy Hough in 2:05:26.- Advertisement -Finishing first in the FX races Nathan McLeod in 2:14:55. McLeod blew away the competition in the class as he was well ahead of second place finisher Craig Sparkes who finished in 2:21:33, and third was Neuley Olsen in 2:22:35.
BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has hit out a Government plans to pay off the debts of Anglo Irish Bank tonight on a night of drama in Dublin.Anglo Irish – rebranded the IRBC – has been wound up and a liquidator appointed.The Government is doing a deal with the European Central Bank which will mean taxpayers will pay off all the debts run up by the bankers during the boom, but over a longer period of time. It will mean less harsh budgets, but bank debts will become secured sovereign debts which may not be paid for up to 40 years.TD Doherty joined independents including Thomas Pringle when they reiterated that the promissory notes should not be repaid.Doherty said: “The summit last June committed to separating banking debt from sovereign debt. My party has always insisted that the Anglo Promissory Notes are not the debt of the Irish taxpayer and we have urged this Government to not pay them, because we cannot pay them.“The details of this deal are sketchy. Sinn Fein has no objection to the liquidation of Anglo Irish bank if it rids us of the current promissory notes. However, that is where the government should stop. It should not be replacing the promissory notes with a sovereign bond. “Rather than seek a write-down of the promissory notes, this government appears to have focussed all its efforts on changing the terms under which the notes are repaid. If what has been emerging in the news transpires, and the promissory notes become a sovereign bond, this severely limits future restructuring of these notes.“The litmus test of any deal that happens in the next day or so will be whether it reduces this state’s sovereign debt and whether it has a positive impact on the state’s budgetary position. I am hugely concerned that, regardless of what comes out of this process, the government has not agreed with the Troika that it will change next year’s budget targets. We could still have a €3.1 billion adjustment to make come the end of the year.” ‘WE SHOULD NOT BE PAYING OFF BANKER’S LOANS’ SAYS DOHERTY AS GOVERNMENT DOES DEAL TO MAKE TAXPAYERS LIABLE was last modified: February 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:’WE SHOULD NOT BE PAYING OFF BANKER’S LOANS’ SAYS DOHERTY AS GOVERNMENT MOVES TO DO DEAL
This year, organizers say, the cars are much more sophisticated – with better radar, sensors, lasers and cameras to guide the way via onboard computer brains. Bill Kehaly, team leader of Axion Racing, said his stereo-vision cameras and military navigation system give his ’94 Cherokee the edge against high-dollar teams from Stanford and Carnegie Mellon universities. The Axion team, comprised mostly of San Diego engineers, is backed by two racy blondes from “The Man Show.” “SciAutonics’ looks like ‘Star Wars;’ ours looks like mom’s and dad’s Jeep,” said Kehaly, owner of a South Pacific island water company whose car comes equipped with two blue surfboards. “You flip a couple switches, put in a PIN, a GPS manager — it drives itself. Say a little prayer and push ‘Go.”‘ The SciAutonics team, comprised of retired gearheads and volunteers from Rockwell Scientific and Amgen, joined forces with Auburn (Ala.) University. Its itty-bitty ATV quad aims to trounce such leading SUV diesels as the Hummer of CMU and the VW Toureg of Stanford. “It’s rock solid,” said Porter. “Both of those teams can go right off the trail – and Rascal may race across the finish line. We’re very optimistic.” — Dana Bartholomew can be reached at (818) 713-3730, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Twenty-three cars – including a Jeep Cherokee entered by Axion Racing of Westlake Village – will set off at 6:30 a.m. from Primm, Nev., on a 150-mile course through tumbleweeds and jackrabbits. The first vehicle to complete the Grand Challenge in less than 10 hours wins. The prize is $2 million, double last year’s reward. “It’s a winner-take-all,” said Tom Goodwin, spokesman for the Grand Challenge hosted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon’s research arm. DARPA put up the prize and spent $9 million on this year’s race. “Axion was very strong. SciAutonics was very strong. All 23 teams can do it. … We don’t have any doubt.” Last year, seven teams, including both Conejo Valley entries, qualified for the race, but each fizzled soon after the starting gate. When Rascal the robot zigzagged around a hilly obstacle course thisweek in pursuit of a $2 million government prize, onlookers snickered at its rough-hewn looks. But the skepticism died as the quirky all-terrain vehicle, built by SciAutonics of Thousand Oaks, whizzed past and qualified for today’s DARPA Grand Challenge race of robots across the rugged Mojave Desert. “We’re pretty much the naked car – everything shows,” said John Porter, head of the SciAutonics volunteer team that qualified this week at California Speedway. “We’re the little car that can.” For the second year, Rascal will join some of the world’s most sophisticated robots in a driverless race launched by the Pentagon to spur a new generation of unmanned military vehicles.