Vere duo pleases Graham

first_imgThe Vere Technical pair of Brittany Anderson and Amoi Brown brought a smile to the face of their hurdles coach, Raymond Graham, with their performances at last weekend’s Carifta Trials. Speaking after Anderson and Brown had won their respective 100m hurdle finals, Graham said he wasn’t surprised by their dominance. He also announced that Anderson won’t hurdle again until Boys and Girls Championships. Anderson experienced some knee pain after her exertions in the long jump on Saturday, but, Graham said he advised, “take the pain out of your head.” Anderson, the Boys and Girl’s Championships 100m class 2 favourite, gave a polished performance on Sunday and won the under-18 final in 13.21 seconds, ahead of defending class 2 champion Daszay Freeman of Manchester High School and Shanette Allison of Holmwood Technical High School. The coach rates this as better than her season leading run of 13.18 seconds at the Youngster Goldsmith meet on February 4. He recalled that the wind reading then was -1.6 metres per second, and said, “She was against Freeman, against Allison and the wind reading is -3.2 so it’s amazing what this young lady can do.” “The sky is the limit”, he concluded. Brown sparkled in the U20 100m hurdles final, winning in 13.34 seconds. She has overcome injury problems from last season. “In Class 2, she came fourth,” Graham recounted, “and I saw the potential.” “Once she remains fit,” the coach assured, “nobody can beat her.” Anderson and Brown are training partners at Vere. “Amoi pushes Anderson and vice versa so I’m not surprised”, he concluded. He was also very happy with the runner-up spot achieved by Wayne Pinnock of Kingston College in the 110m hurdles for under 18 boys. “He jumped 7.25 and he was beaten by a world class athlete Dejour Russell.” Even Freeman is one of Anderson’s prime rivals for the Boys and Girls Championships class 2 title, her return to form has Graham’s approval. “I’m happy to see Freeman coming back because people wrote her off,” he said of the Manchester High standout who clocked 13.44 seconds on Sunday. He reckons that this strengthens Jamaica’s bid for glory at the upcoming World Under-18 Championships. “This is good for Jamaica because World Youth is coming up” he projected, while regretting the expected absence of the United States. In a final nod to the prowess of Anderson and Freeman, he predicted, “Jamaica can sweep all the medals in the hurdles there.”last_img read more

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David Villa: Not right to compare Messi and Ronaldo

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ And Villa, when he got transferred to Atletico Madrid in the 2013-2014 season, was in the same city as Ronaldo when the Real Madrid megastar broke Messi’s Ballon d’Or streak.However Villa said Messi and Ronaldo should never be compared to each other as they both made contributions to the game of football.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Both are very good players,” said Villa, a World Cup winner with Spain in 2010, in a phone interview with Inquirer for History Channel’s History of Football. “It’s not right to compare both because they do a lot of good things.”Messi and Ronaldo’s magic in La Liga saw the two tally five Ballon d’Ors each, the Portuguese already had one with Manchester United in the Premier League before landing in Madrid. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Tennis star Boris Becker and wife separate after 13 years LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations David Villa. CONTRIBUTED PHOTODavid Villa is one of those players who has seen the greatness of both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on a personal level.The three-time La Liga winner was part of FC Barcelona when Messi won three of his five Ballon d’Ors.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Villa, who was the second-highest scorer in the 2010 World Cup, has become a football ambassador of sorts after playing for Melbourne City in Australia’s A-League and now with New York City FC in Major League Soccer.And the 36-year-old striker has become the global ambassador for History Channel in promoting History of Football, which will air until June 4, ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.“It is really important for me to be involved in this event because this show is for everybody in the world,” said Villa.And as Spain tries to regain its stature in world football, after a disappointing group stage exit in the 2014 World Cup, Villa said every single player in the Red Fury’s roster has to give it their all.“I don’t like talking about individual players because you need all the players to be good,” said Villa who scored 59 goals for Spain. “I am looking forward to what the players can give to Spain.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Retired prison officers urged to return

first_img– as Prison Service looks to strengthen its ranksThe Guyana Prison Service has issued a call for retired, senior non-commissioned officers of the Guyana Defence Force, the Guyana Police Force or the Prison Service to return in wake of a fire that destroyed the Camp Street Prison and multiple jail breaks.Prison Chief (ag) Gladwin SamuelsThis is according to a statement from the Government, in which Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels announced that applications from these individuals were welcome. This, he said, was in order to strengthen the capacity of the prisons.“Recent challenges which the Guyana Prison Service has been faced with require us to look at all possibilities in strengthening our internal capacity,” he stated.“We know that there is a core of experienced security services officers who have expressed a willingness to continue to give service to the nation and we believe it would be eminently sensible to engage these officers at this time,” he said.Samuels invited these retired officers wanting to join the Guyana Prison Service to submit written applications to his office at 46 Brickdam, Stabroek.Following the fire at the Camp Street Prison that razed the prison and resulted in a number of dangerous prisoners escaping, it was announced that steps had been taken to boost up the security at other jails such as the Mazaruni prison, where a complement of prisoners were moved.It is understood that since the fire, over 400 prisoners have been transferred to penitentiaries in Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), New Amsterdam in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Timehri, East Bank Demerara, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). The officer to prisoner ratio has, however, always been a challenge, with it being revealed to be 10 to 1000 or one to 100.In March 2016, a fire raged through the Camp Street Prison and claimed the lives of 17 prisoners. Afterwards, a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) which cost the Treasury some $13 million was ordered by President David Granger.According to the report compiled by the Commissioners, the combination of overcrowding, uncomfortable and unhygienic confinement are all ideal conditions for epidemics, for gangs to prosper and to propagate discontent.Moreover, the CoI found that reducing numbers in prison to manageable levels is the single most important priority for establishing safe, humane and purposeful prisons.It was further noted that repeat offenders have increased by over 100 per cent, “indicating not only a waste of taxpayers’ dollars but also the need for a more comprehensive and structured partnership within the wider justice system.”But despite these recommendations, the Director of Prisons himself confirmed that at the time of the fire, which gutted Camp Street Prison, over 1000 prisoners were being housed at the prison. The Camp Street Prison was originally built to house nearly half that number.The amount of prison officers on duty at the time is still unclear, as records were destroyed in the inferno.last_img read more

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