Better than London – Cuthbert-Flynn

first_imgFive-time Olympian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn is predicting Jamaica to overhaul the 12 medal count earned at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, pointing to improvements among the athletes expected to make the team to the Rio Olympics this summer. The track and field athletes will be selected following the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Senior Championship in July. “The top athletes that got medals at the World Championship last year will do better. I think we are going to do incredibly well in Brazil,” Cuthbert-Flynn told The Gleaner. “I see us doing a little better than the 12 medals at the World Championship,” she emphasised. “I believe that the athletes will get up there and do the best as the Olympic Games is a bigger stage than the World Championship,” the former sprinter added. In addition to Usain Bolt, who got a combined six gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, winner of the 100 m and a silver medallist in the 200m, as well as others such as Warren Weir and Yohan Blake, the two-time Olympic silver medallist, Cuthbert-Flynn is confident that World Championship 100 m gold medal winner, Danielle Williams will do well at her first Olympic Games. Looking back, Cuthbert-Flynn made her first Olympic Games in 1980 at age 16 but did not run in an event. “It was a good experience, as I returned four years later and made it to the 100 m semi-finals. Then in 1988, I made the final and finished seventh,” she reflected. However, it was in 1992 that Cuthbert-Flynn got most success at the Olympic Games, where she earned silver in the 100 m and 200m events. “It was an awesome experience as it was fourth time a charm. I was an underdog to Merlene Ottey, Gail Devers and other people,” she highlighted. “It taught me resilience going to five Olympic Games. I practise that in life and keep working hard,” Cuthbert-Flynn, who was successful at the Jamaica General Elections in February as a Member of Parliament for the ruling Jamaica Labour Party,” said.last_img read more

WORLD CUP: Peru returns to finals after 36-year absence

first_imgPeru will be relying on two players who rarely feature for their clubs: Central defender Alberto Rodriguez and left back Miguel Trauco.At age 34, Rodriguez returned to training at Colombia’s Junior Barranquilla only in the middle of April after an injury to his right leg. Trauco played only three matches this year for Flamengo in Brazil.MIDFIELDERSRenato Tapia of Feyenoord was integral during qualifying along with Yoshimar Yotun of Orlando City. Attacking midfielder Christian Cueva of Sao Paulo is known for his dribbling skills, precise passes and creativity.FORWARDSGuerrero scored twice in a 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia in a World Cup warmup Sunday. It marked his triumphant comeback three days after he was cleared to play in Russia. He tested positive for metabolites of cocaine at a World Cup qualifying game last October and might still have to complete a 14-month ban imposed by the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport. But the court has said that the ban should not apply until Guerrero’s appeal is heard in full after the World Cup. His urgent request to the court was backed by Peru’s government and a wave of emotional support from home fans who believe that the 34-year-old is key to Peru’s success in the tournament.Lokomotiv’s Jefferson Farfan and Raul Ruidiaz, from Mexico’s Monarcas, are the other goalscorers.GROUP GAMESBased in Moscow, Peru opens on June 16 against Denmark, plays France on June 21, and Australia on June 26.FULL SQUAD 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. FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 filer Peru team poses for a photo prior to a World Cup play-off qualifying match against New Zealand in Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro, File)LIMA, Peru — The Peruvian players heading to Russia weren’t alive when the team last appeared at the World Cup.The 36-year wait is over.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca has restored the elegant ball possession and short passing style that carried Peru to the quarterfinals of the 1970 edition.While lacking stars, Peru will be hoping its ability to adapt to different conditions serves it well across Russia. The players have already shown through qualifying that they can handle everything from the altitude of the Andean mountains to the heat of the Amazon. They also got a major boost after top-scorer and team captain, Paolo Guerrero, was recently cleared to play in Russia when a Swiss court agreed to temporarily lift his doping suspension.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 crownHere’s a closer look at the Peru team, which secured its place at the World Cup through the playoffs against New Zealand:COACH Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gareca was responsible for denying Peru a place at the 1986 World Cup, scoring the goal that ended its qualification hopes while playing for Argentina.He went on to gain two decades of coaching experience in the South American club game, including spells at Brazil’s Palmeiras, Argentina’s Velez Sarsfield, and Colombia’s America de Cali, and has led Peru since 2015.GOALKEEPERSPedro Gallese, of Mexico’s Veracruz, will wear Peru’s No. 1 jersey after recovering from a right knee injury he sustained in February.DEFENDERSADVERTISEMENT Asian Games tickets up for grabs starting end of June In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese (Veracruz), Carlos Caceda (Municipal), Jose Carvallo (UTC)Defenders: Luis Advincula (Lobos), Aldo Corzo (Universitario), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo), Christian Ramos (Veracruz), Alberto Rodriguez (Junior), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Nilson Loyola (Melgar FBC), Anderson Santamaria (Puebla)Midfielders: Edison Flores (Aalborg), Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria Guimaraes), Renato Tapia (Feyenoord), Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City), Pedro Aquino (Lobos), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo), Wilder Cartagena (Veracruz)Forwards: Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo), Andre Carrillo (Watford), Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia), Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv Moscu), Andy Polo (Portland)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Over 350 residents of Eteringbang without birth certificates

first_imgWith general elections looming, residents of Eteringbang in Region Seven, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, are contending that the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) is refusing to issue birth certificates to more than 350 persons.Guyana Times was reliably informed that persons have registered several times over the past years, but have not been issued with their birth certificates.According to a source, GPOC is disputing the birth claims of residents from the small mining community, since it is believed that they are from neighbouring Venezuela. Some two years ago, the community benefited from a local Health Centre; however, persons are not taking advantage of the facility.It was revealed that a majority of the applicants were born at home, but the issue was only recently raised since parents are required to provide birth certificates for their children to enroll in school.One frustrated resident stated that she registered her six-year-old daughter several times, and to date has not received the birth certificate. The woman stated that, in November, she journeyed to Georgetown to enquire, but was informed by GPOC that the document cannot be issued, since more information is required. It was only then that she was asked to provide evidence of her daughter’s birthplace in the form of a clinic card.However, she was unable to provide such proof since the child was delivered at home with the assistance of her mother, who acted as midwife.The woman further explained that the health facility in the area was commissioned about two years ago, hence, at the time of the child’s birth, there was nowhere to facilitate the registration.The worried mother has stated that the new school year is fast approaching, and without the birth certificate, her daughter would not be permitted to attend school.As such, she is calling on the relevant authorities to intervene.Other residents in the area were not too vocal on the issue, but have endorsed the claims of the resident who spoke on their behalf.last_img read more

Flyers win 6-1 over Athletics

first_imgFlyers win 6-1 over the Grande Prairie AthleticsThe Flyers were out for revenge when they went up against the Grande Prairie Athletics on Thursday night.Within the first few minutes of the game Matt Shuya opened the scoring for the Flyers, and they continued to widen their lead, leading 4-0 by the end of the first.- Advertisement -The second period was fairly uneventful, with the Flyers adding only one more.  After adding a sixth goal midway through the third, Brenan Jones scored a late goal for GP, to put the Athletics on the board and ruin Troy Hunt’s shutout bid.Here is a highlights package [asset|aid=586|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=9f20eb31f3642b859f576c631b1e4735-Flyers win 6-1 over Athletics_1_Pub.mp3]last_img read more

Charges refiled in baby death

first_imgProsecutors refiled murder charges against a Southern California college student accused of abandoning her newborn son’s body in a trash bin after a judge dismissed the original count. Superior Court Judge David Wesley said Friday there was only sufficient evidence for Holly Ashcraft to stand trial on lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment. “Not knowing clearly what the cause of death was, if an act or omission by this defendant could have or would have caused the death, not knowing in fact if she was capable of rendering aid, I cannot find implied malice,” Wesley said as he dismissed the murder charge. Prosecutors then refiled charges against Ashcraft, 22, of Billings, Mont., who was arrested in October 2005 after the newborn’s body was found by a homeless man sifting through trash behind a popular USC hangout. Legal experts said prosecutors can refile a criminal case once and the move is considered unusual. “They’re hoping to get another judge who will take a more generous view of the evidence,” said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson. An autopsy report concluded the baby had been born alive because there was air in the lungs. The cause of death was listed as homicide. Ashcraft’s attorney, Mark Geragos, contends the baby was stillborn and cited medical evidence that stillborn babies can have air in their lungs. Geragos said his client, who attended the hearing, had been “within striking distance of putting this nightmare behind her.” Ashcraft’s bail was kept at $200,000 and she will remain under house arrest with electronic monitoring. 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

RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT THE STATION HOUSE WITH CHAMPAGNE AND ‘OFF THE CUFF’

first_imgLETTERKENNY’S Station House Hotel is celebrating the New Year in style.Their New Year’s Eve gala buffet will be supported with music provided by OFF the CUFF, a champagne toast and a piper to welcome 2014 in style.And you can then dance into the New Year with a disco. Doors open 9pm and tickets are available at the hotel reception priced €15.Promoted Post RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT THE STATION HOUSE WITH CHAMPAGNE AND ‘OFF THE CUFF’ was last modified: December 30th, 2013 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:champagneletterkennyNew Year’s EveStation House Hotellast_img read more

Tadeo Lwanga bids farewell to Vipers SC

first_img Tags: tadeo lwangaTanta SCtopUganda Cranesvipers sc Lwanga was with Vipers SC since 2017. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Tadeo Lwanga completed a move to Egyptian top flight side Tanta SC on Sunday night.Lwanga who has been a free agent after running down his deal with Vipers SC at the back end of last season, signed a three-year contract with the Tanta based club.Less than 24 hours after sealing his move, the midfielder has come out to bid goodbye to the Venoms.The former Vipers captain’s farewell massage was posted on his faceboom page, noting that it was a tough decision to move away from Kitende.“I can confirm that i have left Vipers SC after the expiration of my contract. Read Lwanga’s post.“This has been a tough decision to make despite being offered a new contract by the club.“I have experienced some incredible times at Vipers SC and i have met friends that will remain a life time. I leave with memories that will stay with me forever from my time at the club.”Lwanga also came out to thank Vipers’ management who have been him for the past two years.“There will be the opportunity to talk properly when the time is right, but right now i would like to thank everyone at the club for everything over the past 2 seasons, in particular the club president Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa, Mr. Sekankya Simon, CEO Mr Lwanga Peter, the technical director Eddie Butindo, Dr Mathias Kassaga and all the coaches i have worked with at Vipers SC starting from Coach Miguel Da Costa, Coach Golola Edward, Coach Micheal Ouma, Coach Olaba Tom, Coach Martinez Javier, Coach Ssali, Coach Wasswa and the fitness gems Ram Nyakana and Ssali Edward. Lwanga continued.“Not forgetting my teammates and the special fans, who i have always shared such a special relationship with.“I will never be able to truly repay the love, faith and belief that the fans have shown in me. It’s meant so much to me and i hope you are able to celebrate the success you deserve in the coming years. Thank you so much.”Lwanga spent two seasons at Vipers, captaining the team in his last.He won the 2017/18 league title with the Venoms and also helped them to a second place finish last season.Before joining Vipers, Tadeo was Captain of SC Villa who had secured his services two year prior, from rivals Express FC.Lwanga is also a full Uganda Cranes international having made his debut in 2016.He was part of the Cranes team that reached the last 16 at the just concluded AFCON 2019 in Egypt.At the finals, Lwanga featured in two of Uganda’s four games, coming off the bench in both.Lwanga featured in two games at AFCON 2019.His latest game for the Cranes came in a 3-1 win over Somalia in the CHAN 2020 qualifiers. Tadeo scored the third goal in the game.Comments last_img read more

The Chelsea v Spurs quiz

first_imgChelsea face rivals Tottenham at Stamford Bridge tonight in a crucial derby as both sides look to secure a Champions League place. Test your knowledge of the history between the clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-101]YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NH Giants claim district tourney

first_imgThe Northern Humboldt Giants clinched their second straight district championship at the Arcata Babe Ruth Field on Friday, defeating the No. 1 seed Humboldt Eagles 3-0 in the championship game.After losing all four regular-season games between the two clubs, the Giants knocked off their biggest rivals twice in three matchups at the postseason tourney.Both wins were shutouts, and the Giants gave up just one unearned run in the three games.On Friday, that stellar pitching and defense was on …last_img read more

49ers report card: Awful offensive mistakes stoke loss

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Here is how the 49ers (1-4) graded in Sunday’s 28-18 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals (1-4):PASS OFFENSE: FKyle Juszczyk matched his career-high with six receptions for 75 yards in the 49ers’ loss Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)C.J. Beathard’s career-high stats (34 of 54, 349 yards) were overshadowed by his career-high four turnovers, not to mention several throws behind receivers. Joe Staley and Alfred Morris missed blocks on strip-sack …last_img read more