International amateur boxing set for Olympia Crown tomorrow

first_imgJamaica’s amateur boxers will go up against a six-man contingent from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) tomorrow, in a show that has been arranged by the Jamaica Boxing Board, in association with the Olympia Crown Hotel, Molynes Road. There will be six international and two local bouts on the card, and fight time is 8 p.m. FULL TEAM The team of six boxers from the BVI is coached by Jamaican Julan Brown, who heads the boxing programme there. The full team is Andrew Lettsome, 20, Heavyweight (195); Elton Leonard, 21, Light Heavyweight(175); Elton King Leonard, 20, Middleweight (160); Tyriq Isles, 23, Welterweight (155); Romario Morgan, 19, Light Welterweight (139); and Dmoi Martin, 17, Flyweight (115). Lettsome and Isles arrived in the island yesterday, accompanied by team manager David Penn. The other boxers will arrive today. The boxing board stated yesterday that this card is part of its development programme, and is designed to give Jamaica’s amateurs competition involving other teams from the region. The plan is that over the next several months, Jamaica will engage in team tournaments, so as to keep the young amateurs busy.last_img read more

Top juniors on show at Carifta Trials

first_imgFOLLOWING great competition so far for their respective high school teams, the country’s top junior athletes will continue their rivalry today and tomorrow but this time around they will be hoping to grab spots on the country’s national team to the Carifta Games.The regional championship will this year take place in Williamstead, Curacao between April 15-17.As usual athletes will be competing in two age groups, Under 18 and Under 20 and with most of them nearing their peak in preparation for this month’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships there should be lot of fireworks over the next two days.fifteen finalsThere will be 15 finals on the track today, while another 16 will be contested in the field. The opening event this morning will be the preliminary round of the girls Under 18 400m hurdles set for 11:00 am with the finals slated for 3:15 p.m. In the field this morning the girls Under 18 Triple Jump will get action started at 11:00 am.As always, the 100m, which has its finals set for this evening, will command most attention. Action here will get underway at 12:25 p.m with the preliminary round of the girls Under 18 event.The final of this event is slated for 2:30 pm and will be followed by the boys Under 18 and boys Under 20 clashes, which should feature Kingston College’s Jevaughn Matherson.Following a great start to his season at Thursday’s Anthrick Corporate Area Development meet, Calabar’s Christopher Taylor is expected to compete in his first 400m this season when the preliminary round of the Under 20 Boys one lap event gets underway at 1:45 p.mTODAY’S FINALS TRACKGirls 3000M- 2:00 p,mBoys 3000M- 2:15 p.mGIRLS UNDER 18 100m- 2:30 pmBoys Under 18 100M- 2:35GIRLS Under 20 – 2:40 pmBOYS UNDER 20 100M- 2:45 p.mGIRLS UNDER 18 400MHURDLES- 3:15 pmGIRLS UNDER 20 400MHURDLES- 3:25 pmBOYS UNDER 18 400MHURDLES- 3:35 pmBOYS UNDER 20 400MHURDLES- 3:45 pmGIRLS UNDER 18 800M- 3:55 p.mBOYS UNDER 18 800M- 4:00 p.m.GIRLS UNDER 20 800M- 4:05 pmBOYS UNDER 20 800M- 4:10 p.m.FIELD EVENTS11:00 a.m: Triple Jump Girls Under 1811:01 a.m: Triple Jump Girls Under 2012:01 p.m: High Jump Boys Under 1812:02 p.m.: Javelin Girls Under 1812:03 p.m.: Javelin Girls Under 2012:04 p.m.: Shot Put Boys Under 181:00 p.m.: Discus Girls Under 181:30 p.m.: Long Jump Girls Under 181:32 p.m.: Javelin Boys Under 181:33 p.m.: Javelin Boys Under 202:30 p.m.: Discus Boys Under 202:45 p.m.: Pole Vault Boys Under 202:45 p.m.: long Jump Boys Under 203:45 p.m.: High Jump Girls Under 184:00 p.m.: Discus Girls Under 204:01 p.m. : Long jump Girls Under 20last_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 15

first_imgThe stage is set and on to the stepladder we go.Half of the league have already went on early vacations, wrapping up their second round schedule as the contenders take center stage from here on out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut that didn’t stop the heroes from grabbing the limelight for one last time in the eliminations as they sought to end their campaign on a winning note.For one last time, here are this week’s best. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ And with that, Lyceum’s efforts has been rewarded as it progresses to the best-of-three Finals awaiting the survival of the stepladder semis.(2) Rey Nambatac – G, Letran Knights21.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 stealLast Week: N/ARey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran is still alive and kicking, and it’s largely thanks to Rey Nambatac.The 23-year-old swingman refused to have his swansong this week as he led the Knights to two pressure packed wins to stay in the running.Nambatac has repeatedly said that he’s not yet ready to leave the auspices of Letran, and so far, he’s backing his words up and silencing his doubters.But what awaits will be a third do-or-die game for the Knights, as they take on San Sebastian on Tuesday.(3) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates20 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES But if there’s any silver lining for coach Jerry Codiñera to take away and look forward to next year, it’s that he can  bank on Alcoriza to make things happen.(5) RK Ilagan – G, San Sebastian Golden Stags23 points (5/9 3FG), 5 rebounds, 1 assistLast Week: N/ARK Ilagan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlso fighting for its life, San Sebastian stayed in the playoff hunt and earned a bye in the fourth place playoff in the stepladder semifinals with an 80-60 rout of Perpetual on Thursday.And one of the biggest reasons for that is RK Ilagan, who rekindled his shooting touch and drilled five treys in the huge win.But coach Egay Macaraya needs to have him, as well as the other Golden Stags shooters to find their mark, especially with a streaking Letran side next on their schedule on Tuesday.(6) Levi Dela Cruz – G, Arellano Chiefs19.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 stealsLast Week: 5 (1) Mike Nzeusseu – C, Lyceum Pirates27 points, 21 rebounds, 2 blocksLast Week: N/AMike Nzeusseu. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith Lyceum on the cusp of history, Mike Nzeusseu unfurled an amazing showing as he led his squad in a tough 107-105 double overtime win over San Beda on Thursday and thus, completing its 18-0 quest.The Cameroonian big man was instrumental for the Pirates as they had every answer for everything the Red Lions threw at them to silence the defending champions for the second time this year.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Ginebra nears title repeat, shuts down Meralco in Game 5center_img 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Levi dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAnother feel good story coming from Arellano late this season, Levi dela Cruz has come to his own on the heels of Salado’s devastating injury.With Codiñera christening him as “Mini Jalalon,” the diminutive playmaker played like a veteran in the Chiefs’ do-dor-die tussles this past week.Arellano’s season may have already ended, but next year could promise to be an exciting one with Salado and dela Cruz emerging as the next best backcourt tandem in the league.(7) Donald Tankoua – C, San Beda Red Lions34 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocksLast Week: N/ADonald Tankoua. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWe have to give the final slot to Donald Tankoua, who recorded a career-best outing in San Beda’s heartbreaking defeat to Lyceum in a duel that gave the fans a preview of how this year’s finals will be played.Admittedly still on the recovery road, the Nigerian big man showed no signs of his past injury as he kept the Red Lions in the game until he fouled out late in the first overtime. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Last Week: 1CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe leading MVP candidate is still in the thick of things this week as he paired perfectly with Nzeusseu to help Lyceum sweep the eliminations this week.Spurred by his hero coach Topex Robinson, CJ Perez has exemplified the battlecry the Pirates had through the course of the season: play to inspire.And with Lyceum firmly in the championship series, there’s still a lot of inspiring Lyceum needs to do as it seeks to cap off this amazing season with a title to boot.(4) Rence Alcoriza – F, Arellano Chiefs12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 blockLast Week: N/ARenz Alcoriza. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRence Alcoriza played the game of his life when Arellano fought Letran on Friday.The forward tried his earnest to keep the Chiefs’ season alive, going as far as pouring 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter.However, Alcoriza’s efforts proved to be moot as Arellano bowed in the fourth-place playoff and saw its season cut short. 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Mickelson shows signs of life at Pebble Beach

first_imgJim Furyk played his best golf in the worst conditions, making five birdies on the back nine at Spyglass Hill for a 67. Also at 67 was Arjun Atwal, another early starter at Pebble Beach who went without a bogey until the 18th. Malaysian Open England’s Robert Rock shot a 6-under 66 – his lowest score in a PGA European Tour-sanctioned event – to take a one-stroke lead after the first round in Kuala Lumpur. Australian Ladies Masters South Korea’s Ahn Sun-ju shot an 8-under 64 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round in Gold Coast, Australian. Mickelson and Watney played at Poppy Hills, the easiest of three courses in the rotation because it is the farthest from the Pacific Ocean and shielded by trees. The best round belonged to Mallinger, a 27-year-old rookie from Wilson High and Long Beach State who was on the wrong course. He was at Pebble Beach, which is exposed to the wind along the cliffs of the ocean. Mallinger, however, started his round on the 10th tee in the virtual calm of the morning, and gusts strong enough to topple a tree at Spyglass Hill didn’t arrive until he had only five holes remaining. Americans Cristie Kerr and Natalie Gulbis were five strokes back after 69s. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Four tournaments into his season, Phil Mickelson showed signs of turning the corner Thursday. Mickelson, nowhere near the leaderboard since his collapse at the U.S. Open last summer, eagled his final hole at Poppy Hills for a 7-under 65 to share the lead with rookie John Mallinger and Nick Watney in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. last_img read more

401(k) savings gap seen between black, white employees

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.McDonald’s Corp. discovered in 2004 that only half of its black store managers contributed to the company’s 401(k) plan, a lower percentage than whites. The company plans to announce at an event in New York that by auto-enrolling store managers into the plan it has reversed the trend; today, 95 percent of black restaurant managers are plan participants. Few employers today peer into their plans in search of racial or ethnic differences, as they are required to do for discrepancies between high- and low-income workers. Fidelity Investments and Vanguard Group, two of the country’s largest retirement plan operators, both publish encyclopedic volumes on America’s investing habits that lack any reference to race or ethnicity. Experts attribute lower investment rates to poor instruction on financial topics in public schools, and misconceptions about the risk of stocks within parts of the black community. Employers have also been urged to tailor their messages on retirement savings to account for what some black and Latino executives say are important cultural differences. And the federal government has been urged to strengthen its national strategy for financial literacy, which has been criticized as ineffective. A survey by Charles Schwab Corp. and Ariel Mutual Funds concludes that four in 10 African-Americans with household incomes of $50,000 or more have no money in stocks, compared to just one quarter of whites. Ariel’s survey also found blacks who enrolled in retirement plans save a median $173 a month while whites save $252. The survey was administered in June and July and has a margin of error of about 4.5 percent. NEW YORK – Employers have begun to discover troubling racial differences within their 401(k) retirement plans, a gap they say could leave today’s black workers far less financially prepared for retirement than whites. Investor surveys and research by two large employers strongly suggest that blacks participate in retirement plans at far lower rates and are much less likely than whites to invest in the stock market. An industrywide study of 401(k) plan activity by race has never been conducted. Exelon Corp., the country’s largest operator of nuclear power plants, discovered this year that about 15 out of every 100 black employees did not participate in its 401(k) plan, compared with around 10 of every 100 whites. It also found that one in three black employees contributed less than 5 percent of their pay to the plan, compared to just 14 percent of whites. “We have to start addressing that now,” said Andrea Zopp, Exelon’s senior vice president of human resources. “If African-Americans are not investing at the same rate, they will be behind,” she said. A separate survey of retirees found whites are nearly twice as likely to have $100,000 or more saved than blacks, even when education, peak income level and other factors are held constant.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mall moves: Bauer out, Buckle in

first_img Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Eddie Bauer is closing its Westfield Valencia Town Center store as a national boutique chain, Buckle, prepares to move in with its trendy jeans, shirts and accessories. Eddie Bauer, a retailer known for classic, outdoor-inspired clothing, will shut its doors at the Town Center on Jan. 25 after nearly 12 years in Valencia. Buckle, carrying casual wear including Lucky Brand Jeans and the Roxy brand, is slated to open at the vacant corner storefront in spring, said Lindsay Lebby, the mall’s marketing director. Officials with Buckle, based in Kearney, Neb., did not return calls for comment. According to the retailer’s Web site and recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, the company was founded in 1948 and operates 341 stores in the United States, including 11 in California. Lebby said this would be the company’s first store in the Los Angeles area. A spokeswoman for Redmond, Wash.-based Eddie Bauer said the decision to shutter the Valencia store was made as part of a regular review of business. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “It’s part of our normal review process,” said Lisa Erickson, spokeswoman for Eddie Bauer Holdings Inc. “We look at a number of factors, ranging from terms of the lease (and) sales to location.” Signs at the Town Center store referred shoppers to the retailer’s Simi Valley Town Center location, which opened in October. Eddie Bauer also has stores in the Glendale Galleria and Westfield Shoppingtown Santa Anita in Arcadia. The chain, which opened its first store in Seattle in 1920, has been reorganizing and revitalizing its brand since emerging last year as an independent company from the bankruptcy of its parent, Spiegel Inc. Erickson said the closing was unrelated to the bankruptcy, which shuttered 88 stores. According to an SEC filing last month in which the Eddie Bauer Holdings proposed a stock offering on the Nasdaq exchange, the company announced plans to close and add about 25 stores in 2006. “This is about looking at this on an individual basis and how it fits with the larger real estate portfolio and making the determination to be in the best location for our business and our customers,” Erickson said. “This does not signal Eddie Bauer getting out of the retail business.” last_img read more

Rain to taper down after Tuesday chaos

first_imgPALMDALE – Rain is expected to diminish this afternoon to scattered rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Partly cloudy or mostly sunny skies are forecast for Thursday and Friday, with a 20 percent chance of rain returning Saturday and sticking through at least Monday, the National Weather Service said. Before sliding Tuesday afternoon into the Antelope Valley, the latest storm caused havoc on the main traffic artery leading into the valley. Sixteen cars were involved in four separate collisions at late morning Tuesday on the southbound Antelope Valley Freeway in Santa Clarita, tying up traffic along a 2.5-mile stretch of the freeway. “There were no major injuries in any of the collisions, that’s the good news,” California Highway Patrol officer Michelle Esposito said. A CHP officer traveling on the shoulder of the 14 freeway attempting to get to the scene of another accident near San Fernando Road was involved in a minor collision when a van swerved to the right and clipped the left rear of the patrol car, causing minor damage, she said. Antelope Valley rainfall remains slightly below normal for the season. Since last summer, 6.88 inches fell as of Monday night on Palmdale – down .69 inch from normal for this time of year. Last year, the wettest on record in the Antelope Valley, had 15.72 inches of rain by this time. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: Shannen Wilkie celebrated her 21st birthday party at The Dry Arch Inn on Saturday night.The place was hoping all evening, and a great, great night was had by everybody who attended Shannen’s party. Management at the popular bar said, “We hope you had a great night Shannen, your a wonderful young woman, and we hope you enjoyed the celebrations.”SHANNEN’S 21ST BIRTHDAY BASH AT THE DRY ARCH INN – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: April 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:21stpartypic specialShannen WilkieThe Dry Arch Innlast_img


first_imgTHE Festival Day of Saint Oliver Plunkett will be celebrated in Saint Peter’s Church, Drogheda, tomorrow, Sunday 3 July. This year the organisers are pleased to welcome as homilist Father Sean Henry PP Trim, Diocese of Meath.The 2016 procession, culminating in the celebration of the Festival Mass, will commemorate the 96th anniversary of the beatification of Saint Oliver Plunkett by Pope Benedict XV on 23 May 1920, as well as the 41st anniversary of his canonisation as a martyr by Blessed Pope Paul VI on 12 October 1975.One of the features of the Festival Day on Sunday will be the colourful ‘Procession of the Relics’ of Saint Oliver Plunkett. Starting at 3.00pm at the Holy Family Church, Ballsgrove, pilgrims will process to Saint Peter’s Church (The Memorial Church of Saint Oliver), Drogheda, where the Festival Mass will be celebrated at 4.00pm by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh (pictured). Pilgrims will have the opportunity to enter through the Holy Door of Mercy of Saint Peter’s, which is a designated Jubilee Church during this Holy Year of Mercy. Music will be provided by Saint Peter’s Male Voice Choir directed by Mr Edward Holly.DD RELIGION: FESTIVAL DAY OF ST OLIVER PLUNKETT was last modified: July 1st, 2016 by John2Share 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:THE Festival Day of Saint Oliver Plunkelast_img read more


first_imgA Judge has fined a Letterkenny bus operator €750 for having an unfit public vehicle.Letterkenny court.Gardai inspected the bus belonging to Cathal McGettigan and found it had a bald tyre and that its emergency door was jammed. As a result they took it to the local vehicle inspection centre where a total of 29 faults were discovered.Mr McGettigan, of Fair Green, Letterkenny, appeared yesterday at Letterkenny District Court charged with one count of having an unfit vehicle.The incident happened on May 28th, 2013 at Glencar but there were not children on board at the time.The bus was being driven by a man named in court as Liam Molloy.McGettigan had 11 prior convictions including offences for not having insurance and not possession a public vehicle license.Solicitor Niall Sheridan said his client had the vehicle tested the previous month and it had passed the test.In relation to the jammed emergency door, Mr Sheridan added that there was an issue with some children opening the emergency door previously.Judge Paul Kelly asked if the door had been jammed on purpose but he was told there was no proof of this.Judge Kelly said “There is a daily onus on someone bringing children to school to make sure it is safe.“This could have had catastrophic consequnces if something had happened and the emergency door was jammed,” he said.He asked if McGettigan’s company was still transporting children to school and this was confirmed in court by Mr Sheridan.Judge Kelly said he was surprised the penalties for such incident were so modest.JUDGE SLAMS DONEGAL BUS OPERATOR AFTER 29 FAULTS FOUND WITH VEHICLE was last modified: February 17th, 2014 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:bus operatorCathal McGettiganJudge Paul Kellyletterkennylast_img read more