THE annual Jefford Classic Athletics meet is scheduled for August 11 at Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden, and momentum is swiftly building with an influx of corporate support.The latest entity to join is sports apparel and cleats retailer, MVP Sports, located at Giftland Mall. The company has pledged to outfit the championship athletes and to reward them financially.Those two athletes will receive $25 000 worth of Under Armour apparel and $25 000 worth in cash along with the respective trophy. Additionally, MVP Sports, along with Urban Life, will sponsor the male and female 400m.Edison Jefford, the founder of the event, expressed immense gratitude for the support and wished the company well in its expansions and hoped for a long-lasting partnership.Ian Ramdeo, manager of the store, said this is just the beginning of exposing local athletes to the various renowned brands and he earmarked these types of events as crucial in edifying the public about the durable products they have to offer.As was the case before when clubs benefitted, cash incentives, amounting to more than $2M, would now go directly to the athletes.The top three finishers would receive $40 000, $25 000 and $15 000 respectively. The event will get underway at 09:00hrs and admission is $1 000 for adults and $500 for children.Other sponsors include: National Sports Commission, ANSA McAl Trading, ExxonMobil, DeSinco Limited under Swiss Brand, Antarctic Maintenance and Repairs, YK Investments Pawn Shop, Jude Bike Shop and Power Producers Distributors Inc.
BEN Stokes is well on his way to becoming the greatest allrounder England has ever produced, veteran teammate James Anderson believes.Speaking in the aftermath of Stokes’ player-of-the-match performance at Old Trafford, where he scored 176 and 78no and took three wickets during an emphatic series-levelling victory for the hosts, Anderson was clear on where the allrounder ranked in his eyes.“He’s certainly the best allrounder I’ve ever played with,” Anderson, who lined up in the same team as Andrew Flintoff from 2003 to 2009, said. “He’s becoming the best allrounder that England’s ever had.“There’s no reason why he can’t go on to become even better.”Stokes’ performance in Manchester saw him leap above West Indies captain Jason Holder to become the game’s top-ranked Test allrounder in the ICC rankings, while he sits third in the batting charts behind Steve Smith and Virat Kohli.“It’s hard to say how good he is because it’s hard to find the words,” Anderson said.“Joe (Root) said the other day we were in the presence of greatness and he’s spot on.“He gets into any team as a batsman, while his bowling gets better and better each time he goes out there. “It’s just amazing to have that talent in our team, and to be able to watch it first-hand as well was amazing.”Meanwhile, Anderson believes he and Stuart Broad remain part of England’s strongest bowling attack, and that both should be part of the XI for the third and deciding Test against West Indies starting Friday.The pair have not played in the same team in the first two Tests against the Windies, with 34-year-old Broad left out of the first game in Southampton.When he returned for the second at Old Trafford, it was 37-year-old Anderson who was rested.“If we’re both fit and England are picking their strongest bowling attack, we’d both be in that,” said Anderson.“It’s going to be difficult going forward, I don’t think we’ll play every game together but I love to think we’ve got plenty more games together in the future.”The cramped schedule, with just three days between each Test, has made rest and rotation a priority for England’s pace attack, who will also play a three-match series against Pakistan next month.But England coach Chris Silverwood has insisted he will pick his strongest attack for the series decider.Silverwood is facing a selection headache, with a fully fit contingent of fast bowlers to choose from for the deciding Test.Jofra Archer is seen as a likely starter, having return to the England camp after his biosecurity breach, creating a squeeze again between Anderson and Broad, while Mark Wood, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran have also staked claims over the two Tests.“Our record together speaks for itself,” Anderson said.“There will be moments in the future where we’re not bowling together, which has happened in this series already and happened in the last two years naturally through injury or resting.“But all me and Stuart can do is keep working hard and keep taking wickets, as Stuart did this week.”Anderson turns 38 on July 30 but insists another visit to Australia for the 2021-22 Ashes is well on his radar.“Looking at the bigger picture, I want to be around when we go to Australia for the next Ashes, so to be able to do that, I’ve certainly got to do things slightly differently.“It might mean missing the odd game here or there to make sure that I’m in the best possible situation.“I want to keep bowling and keep my form, but I also want to look after my body as much as I can as well. I’m a bit more open to it now than I was, say, two or three years ago.”
USG announced that Senators Debbie Lee and Blake Ackerman won the USG presidential election by a margin of approximately 100 votes in Tuesday’s senate meeting. Lee will serve as USG president and Ackerman as vice president for the 2018-19 academic year. Graphic by Emily Smith and Terry Nguyen | Daily TrojanThe Debbie & Blake ticket received 49.19 percent of the votes cast last week, while the Mai & Brianna ticket received 46.7 percent. The rest of the votes, totaling 190, were abstentions. There were 4,627 votes cast this year.The senate election results were also shared during the meeting. The incoming USG Senators are Will Sherman, Gabriel Savage, Shayan Kohanteb, Max Geschwind, Meagan Lane, Amy Chong, Manda Bwerevu, Matthew Crane, Jillian Halperin, Michaela Murphy, Jacquelyne Tan and Diviya Gupta.The results are unofficial, though, until all financial paperwork for the candidates is submitted and reviewed. Furthermore, the director of campus activities must finalize the results once the review is complete.Lee, when asked how current President and Vice President Austin Dunn and Morgan Monahan can aid her and Blake in their transition, noted the initiatives the current administration will bequeath to them.“I think Austin and Morgan have completed a lot of initiatives, but I also know that they have a whole board of initiatives on the way,” Lee said. “So I think not only will the transition be us learning how to take on the position but also a transition of projects that they’ve worked on.”Ackerman emphasized that he and Lee want to work with and hear from all students, including those who voted against them.“I think, most importantly, Debbie and I said during this election that we want to listen first,” he said. “We want to hear from students, and students don’t have to agree with us. We want to listen to everyone. We want to hear their voices.”Lee hopes to foster more diversity within USG so that it can be more representative of the student body.“I think that Austin and Morgan have done a great job in a lot of areas,” she said. “But, I think something new that we can bring to the table is cultivating an organization that actually holds itself accountable to diversity.”
Policy Analyst of Asante Kotoko Yaw Amo Sarpong, has been given a 6 month stadium ban by the GFA Disciplinary Committee, after being found guilty of misconduct in the NC Special Competition match between Berekum Chelsea and Asante Kotoko SC at the Golden City park in Berekum. The game was marred by violence, which saw Amo Sarpong pelted with stones by the Berekum Chelsea fans after fired a gun. Berekum Chelsea were slapped with a Stadium ban as well as a fine for their part in the mayhem.The full summary of the case is below:Yaw Amo Sarpong, Policy Analyst of Asante Kotoko Football Club, attends the hearing with his Lawyer. He pleads not guilty as charged, before the GFA Disciplinary Committee hereinafter referred to as the GFADC.He, however, admits in his testimony that he exercised wrong judgement when he announced publicly that he was calling for police reinforcement by picking his phone and placing a call to the Regional Police Commander.This conduct he admits before the GFADC was wrong because he ought to have complained about the alleged inadequate security at the venue to the Match Commissioner.Yaw Amo Sarpong again admits that security for the said match was the responsibility of the Home Team.His assertion that, before commencement of the match and prior to the incident, he was called upon to make peace following an incident where someone had been slapped is duly noted.GFADC notes that much as he may have meant well in the said intervention, it was not within his power or jurisdiction to personally assume such responsibility and proceed to announce publicly that he was calling for police reinforcement to the Berekum Golden City Park.This conduct, the GFADC finds improper, irregular and contrary to standard procedure.Yaw Amo Sarpong again admits to going for his gun from his car boot and firing four times into the air. He put himself in harms-way by said announcement and subsequent action of firing the gun regardless of the complained provocation.The GFADC is unable to accept his assertion of acting in self-defense in the said act against people he asserts were hitting him with bricks and sticks for making the said announcement for police reinforcement.The GFADC has seen evidence of head inquiries and a doctor’s report confirming same, and sympathizes with Mr. Yaw Amo Sarpong for the unlawful injuries inflicted on him.The GFADC is happy to note that Mr. Yaw Amo Sarpong testifies that he is capable of identifying those who assaulted him. The Committee urges the police to fast track investigations into the complaint lodged by Mr. Sarpong and to ensure speedy prosecution.Yaw Amo Sarpong is however guilty of misconduct and he is suspended from all football matches and competitions for six months with immediate effect pursuant to Article 39.1(a) of the GFA General Regulations.It is stated, for the avoidance of doubt, that the ban handed him earlier as a result of his conduct is hereby revoked.
B&H tennis player Aldin Šetkić is qualified in the semifinals of ITF Futures Tournament in Istanbul, worth 10.000 dollars.Šetkić,who is the first holder of the tournament, won against Benjamin Lock from Zimbabwe in quarterfinals, with a result of 6:3, 6:1.Šetkić will play to qualify in finals against the winner of the match between Dane Propoggia (Aus/3) – Young Seok Kim (Kor).(Source: Fena)
Doctors explained that capnocytophaga can be transferred from a dog to a human through a bite or by licking a small cut or scratch. The unpredictable nature of the bacteria can mean that a person can be exposed to the bacteria for years and not have any reaction and then a reaction can occur, however, the reaction is “one in a million.” A woman in Ohio had to have both of her arms and legs amputated after she contracted an infection after being licked by a dog.The incident was reported in early May, after the woman, Marie Trainer, says she and her husband returned from a vacation in the Caribbean. Trainer reported that she began feeling ill with nausea and backache but she assumed that her symptoms may have been flu symptoms. It wasn’t until her fever spiked that Trainer and her family realized that something was wrong and she was rushed her to the hospital.At the hospital Trainer’s condition continued to worsen so doctors put her into a medically induced coma.Doctors performed several test and found that Trainer had developed sepsis from capnocytophaga, a bacteria found in dog saliva.Doctors repeatedly removed several large blood clots from Trainer’s body, however, they were not able to save her limbs which began turning necrotic before gangrene set in.“If we did not proceed with the amputations, in was going to lead to her death — and quickly,” said Marie’s step-daughter Gina Premier, who is also a nurse practitioner at the hospital.Marie Trainer, woke up from a 10-day coma according to TMZ to find that she no longer had arms or legs.“When I opened my eyes I didn’t know where I was,” she said. “It was very hard to find out that they had to remove my legs and my arms….very hard to cope with.”Despite the incident and the difficult road ahead, Trainer says she still loves her two dogs and can not wait to get back to them.
Public officials are inviting members of the community to give input on what, if anything, should be done about the aging Oceanic Bridge (S-31), connecting Locust Point Road in Middletown with Bingham Avenue in Rumson, over the Navesink River.“What we’re doing is trying to decide if something needs to be done,” said county spokeswoman Laura Kirkpatrick.Public input is sought for the drafting of a project “Purpose and Need statement,” a required step in the process when seeking federal funds. Residents, business owners, property owners, cyclists and pedestrians are invited to take part to tell officials how and why they use the Oceanic Bridge.The conversation, at this point, will not be about what any future version of the bridge would look like, or how it would operate, Kirkpatrick said.The meeting will be held by Monmouth County, in cooperation with North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, the New Jersey Dept. of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.Two sessions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25:2 to 4 p.m. (brief presentation at 2:30 p.m.) Rumson Borough Hall, 40 Bingham Ave., Rumson6 to 8 p.m. (brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.) Middletown Public Library Community Room 55 New Monmouth Rd., MiddletownWritten comments will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 25. They can be emailed, mailed or faxed to Project Manager Inkyung Englehart, Monmouth County Division of Engineering & Traffic Safety, Hall of Records Annex, 3rd Floor, 1 East Main St., Freehold, NJ 07728. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 732-431-7765.
Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.The Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks renewed hostilities on Tuesday night at Rogers Arena, in the first game back after the All-Star break. The Canucks were able to overcome Chicago with a 3-2 win by way of overtime.Vancouver has developed a very predictable game pattern in the last 15 or 20 games. They typically have a strong first period, an absolutely horrible second period, and then play middling to good in the third. That pattern held true tonight.Ryan Kesler opened the scoring for Vancouver at 7:58 of the first period, after a great shift by him and his linemates, David Booth and Chris Higgins. This line was Vancouver’s best of the night. Just over three minutes later, Jamal Mayers tied it up for Chicago after some horrible defensive zone coverage by the Canucks.Chicago took the game to the Canucks in the second frame, outshooting the home team 15-6. They were especially dominant in the first 11 minutes or so, generating a number of chances. Canuck goaltender Cory Schneider was phenomenal tonight, as he kept turning the Blackhawks back. The Canucks were able to climb back into the game in the latter part of the period, but still went to the dressing room tied at one.Chicago took the lead for the first time at 1:17 of the third period, Viktor Stalberg getting his stick free from Canuck defenseman Kevin Bieksa in front of the net to chop the puck off Alex Edler’s pants behind Schneider. Impressive rookie Cody Hodgson then got in behind the Blackhawks’ defensemen just less than three minutes later, snapping a sweet wrist shot past Blackhawk goaltender Corey Crawford’s left ear, just under the bar, to tie the game. The teams were relatively even through the balance of the game.The Canucks were clearly the better team in the overtime, as they spent a lot of time in Chicago’s zone. The Blackhawks were, however, able to generate a couple of scoring chances as well, the best coming on a partial breakaway by Stalberg which ended with a Schneider save. The Sedin twins, invisible most of the night, were impressive in the extra frame, and Daniel converted an unbelievable short saucer pass from brother Henrik to end the game.It was good to see the NHL back on the ice tonight. Both teams appeared slightly rusty early in the game, not unexpected given the long layoff. Schneider was the difference-maker for Vancouver tonight – without him, they could easily have lost this game in regulation. Vancouver continues to have trouble distancing themselves from their opponents – they could have been up by two or more goals in the first period, but other than the Kesler goal, were unable to convert any of their chances. This pattern has played out consistently – they have been scoring first in most of their recent games, only to let the other team back into the game later in the first before completely laying an egg in the second period. Once the Canucks start playing 60 minutes a night, they will be a formidable foe. CORY SCHNEIDER – OPTION 1B IN GOAL Jonathan Toews is also a treat to watch. He turned Edler inside-out in the overtime, only to be stymied by Schneider. With his goal, Hodgson now trails leader Matt Read by only one in the rookie goal scoring race. It’s not just how he scores his goals, it’s when, as well. He’s turning into a clutch performer before our eyes. He again did this tonight in just over 12 minutes of work. The media and all the talking heads were making a big deal out of Coach Alain Vigneault’s decision to start Schneider. Various points brought up about this include: the fact that he’s now started Schneider against both Boston and Chicago this month – the “statement games”; the possibility that GM Mike Gillis is somehow “showcasing” Schneider in anticipation of a potential trade; and the explanation by Vigneault that this start was due to the fact that Roberto Luongo had “family commitments”, whereas Schneider did not, seems like a lame excuse.I don’t believe too much should be read into this decision. Gillis has stated on numerous occasions that Schneider is a “big part of the team”, and that he likes him in the lineup. Luongo has a history of melting down in the playoffs. If you have an insurance policy like Schneider in the lineup, the coach needs to feel comfortable putting that insurance policy in play. The only way the coach can gain that confidence is by putting Schneider into some of these intense regular season matchups, and for Schneider to seize the opportunity to show that he can play in those games. And that is exactly how this situation is playing out.Luongo has been very good since early December. Since that time, Schneider has seen his starts diminish – but it’s imperative that they keep him sharp. There’s no reason to have him in the lineup if you’re not willing to use him. All Vigneault’s doing is making himself comfortable to use him. So far, Schneider has proven more than capable in these games. CANUCKS’ D HAS A ROUGH OUTINGIt seemed, all night, the Canucks’ defense just didn’t have their timing and spacing down. The number of odd-man rushes that Chicago received was astounding, and the Chicago defense (and in particular, Duncan Keith) kept throwing stretch passes up the ice, which caused the Canucks a lot of problems. In addition, while the Blackhawk defensemen seemed able to clear pucks away from the front of their net, it seemed the puck was often in a dangerous spot in front of Schneider, the defense unable to eliminate the danger.Kevin Bieksa had a rough game in particular, looking very bad on both Chicago goals. Bieksa ended the night even (as he was on the ice for both Canuck goals for), but that’s a horribly misleading statistic.The lone bright spot was Edler. Tonight was one of those games where he’s got his timing down and this enabled him to eliminate Chicago forwards with ease. Edler had a number of highlight-reel hits tonight. When he brings this physical presence to the game, he’s really a treat to watch.All of this said, the Canucks bent, but didn’t break. They were able to find enough to gut out the win, and we’re getting to the point of the season where that’s more important than how you do it – especially against a top-end team like The Blackhawks. PARTING SHOTSQuick Comments: Dave Bolland had an interesting night. After being caught on radio in December referring to the Sedins as “sisters” who “sleep in bunk beds” and who would “never be allowed to be Hawks”, he was rather contrite in a 2nd intermission interview where he referred to the twins as talented players and complimented the fans in Vancouver. It may have just been B.S., but I bought it – I felt that he was trying to end the controversy around that radio incident, as at the time, he was being egged on by the Chicago radio personalities (not unlike the recent Shawn Thornton/Tony Gallagher incident in Boston). Bolland was quite effective (again) in helping shut down the Canucks’ first line most of the night, but in the overtime, they were dominant when they were on the ice. In the end, Daniel had slipped Bolland’s coverage when he scored the winning goal, perhaps a fitting end to this story. If Duncan Keith isn’t the best defenseman in the league, he’s very close. The plays a ton, tonight, logging over 30 minutes of icetime. The Kesler-Booth-Higgins unit was the Canucks’ most dangerous line tonight. Exclusive of Hodgson’s goal, the Hodgson-Hansen-Raymond line was mostly invisible.Broadcast Observation of the Day: It was great to see Darren Pang back on TSN, providing the colour analysis from ice level. “Panger” seems like a very friendly, likeable guy and I like the analysis he can bring to the broadcast. You can tell he really enjoys his job. Also, it’s impressive that he’s able to shift from his regular gig as the St. Louis Blues’ colour analyst to a national broadcast with ease.As is customary for TSN, he was situated at ice level between the benches, and on a couple occasions, he referenced little sidebar conversations he had had with Luongo during the game, one of which was when he informed the audience it was Luongo who told him the Blackhawks’ second goal went in off Edler’s pants. It’s extremely rare, and for some reason for me, somewhat cool, that a player would have influence on the broadcast in the middle of the game in this fashion.Looking ahead: The schedule doesn’t get any easier in the short-term, as the Canucks play host to the Western Conference leading Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. Symptomatic of this, there were only two minor penalties called in the game, both against Vancouver. This is the second time in a row that Vancouver has failed to get a power play against Chicago. Chicago coach Joel Quennevile was livid in overtime, as a minor slash on the Stalberg partial breakaway wasn’t called. Alex Burrows had received a marginal penalty with less than five minutes left in regulation; a similar play wasn’t called in overtime when Kesler was checked from behind in to the boards (just after the Stalberg play). Inconsistency continues to rear its ugly head with the league’s officiating. I have to say, this game didn’t feature much of the historical vitriol that usually exists between these teams. I’m sure that would change come playoff time should the teams meet for a fourth straight year, but for now, the Bruins have replaced Chicago as Vancouver’s number one rival, worthy of most of the fan base’s hatred.
Forty-seven-year-old Anand Bhola of South Section, Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara (WBD), who was earlier this month arraigned on theft allegations amounting to $564,000, is once again slapped with three additional charges.He appeared before Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool on Thursday last and denied that on April 24, 2018, at North Section Canal Number Two Polder, he stole 15 Mamey fruits belonging to farmer “Deoranie”.The defendant was also accused of stealing Kaopattie Samaroo’s 16 oranges and 15 lemons between December 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. These items amounted to $5,100. He was further implicated in a break-and-enter and larceny which occurred between June 25, 2017 and August 8, 2017 at Canal Number Two, where he was accused of stealing items from “Etwarie’s” dwelling house. Those items are valued at $140,000.Bhola denied the charges, but the court was informed that he has pending matters. As such, Magistrate Liverpool released him on $20,000 bail on each of the two simple larceny charges, and $60,000 for the break and enter and larceny allegation.Unrepresented, he was ordered to report to the Wales Police Station one Friday in each month as the case continues.It was only last week that he was similarly accused of committing at least two break-and-enter-and-larceny offences in his neighbourbood earlier this year. The carpenter, who is also a father of two, was accused of breaking and entering the premises of Lakeraji Ramdyall between January 3 and 4, 2018, at South Section, Canal Number Two and stealing items amounting to $185,000.Represented by attorney-at-law Paul Fung-A-Fat two weeks ago, the defendant was further accused of breaking and entering the dwelling house of North Section, Canal Number Two resident Mohammed Rasheed, where he allegedly stole property amounting to $379,000. This included a laptop computer and two power drills. Bhola entered not-guilty pleas on both charges.Bhola admitted to Magistrate Liverpool that he faced a similar charge before, but claimed that the charge was dismissed.The prosecution at that time was disallowed from entering two separate charges which were determined to be out-of-date. The defendant was granted $160,000 bail pending trial for the other matters, which will continue on June 7 2018. Police have been ordered to return to their owners the recovered items that were allegedly stolen.
There’s still nothing from the RCMP or Provincial Wildlife Officers but, we have unofficial reports, both responded Thursday night, to a bear siting, in Northeast Fort St. John.The reports say a Grizzly bear was spotted in a residential neighborhood, but then disappeared, after police but, before, wildlife officers arrived on scene.These reports also suggest before the bear was relocated, it was struck and killed by a truck, on either a bypass road or the cities 100th street exit. – Advertisement –