Clarke Wants Big Home Showing

first_imgThe second staging of the McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic will be held this Saturday at the home of defending ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ champions, Calabar High School. Head coach of Calabar Michael Clarke has called on the school’s fans to support the meet in what he calls great numbers as his team is expecting another strong performance. “We want our home fans to help in celebrating the achievement of our success at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships last year, and we are hoping for them to come out in large numbers on Saturday as the team will be making a big statement in its bid to defend its title in a few months, despite it being early days in the season,” Clarke said. A few of his top athletes will not be opening their 2017 campaign as yet, but according to Clarke, this will not detract in the quality of performances expected. “Chris (Christopher Taylor), Michael (Stevens), and Dejour (Russell) will not be competing on Saturday as they started their preparation late, especially Chris. We do not want to push them into early competition, but the team has enough quality for great performances,” Clarke continued. He said that preparation has gone very well so far and that his boys are ready for any challenge. “I am extremely happy with our preparation so far, and after their performances at the Douglas Forrest meet last week, there were no surprises as the guys executed what they had been doing in training,” he said. At that meet, the Calabar team dominated in all areas, especially in Class One, where coming into the season, critics said that they were weak. The likes of sprinter Taraj Smith, who clocked 23.27 seconds in negative wind, to defeat Kingston College’s top man Terrique Stennett in the Boys 200m Class Three sprint; and long jumpers Nicolloyd Brown and Jordan Turner, with distances of 6.06 and 5.95 metres respectively, were the standouts for the Red Hills Road-based team. “Every year is a new challenge and every team has a chance to win, and we are very happy for them all to be ambitious. We will not change our strategy in preparation, and we will always be ready for any challenge. The boys are being meticulously prepared and are ready for any challenges,” he said.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – December 19th

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 171219No change in the outlook today. We still look pretty good for the next few days. We dry out, stay above normal for temps, and see better sunshine chances through Thursday. Winds go west at a moderate clip today, and stay like that through Thursday as wellFriday, winds turn more southwest, and clouds move in. Friday itself we do not see an exceptional amount of precipitation – only a few hundredths to a tenth or two over about 40% of the state. But, that action ramps up overnight Friday night through Saturday morning, where we see rains of .25”-.75” over 90% of the state. There still a threat of thunderstorm action down in far southern Ohio, near the river. In those areas, we can see some rain totals pushing closer to 1”.For the rest of Saturday and most of Sunday we dry back down, but we see much colder air starting to push in from the NW. Precipitation continues to flow up the old, slowing, stalling frontal boundary over KY and areas south, but at this point, we do not expect any of it to get into the state. Sunday is very cold in the north, but only slightly below normal in the south. Christmas day continues to be the wild card. We actually have good cold air in over all of the state, and the track of moisture from the southwest actually sets us up much better for Christmas Day snow than our neighbors to the west. Right now, we think we need to be on the lookout for anywhere from a couple of inches all the way through 10 inches for Christmas. This means a large part of the state may end up with white Christmas potential. The map above is a map of 24 hour snow totals from the night of Christmas Eve through sunset Christmas night. This map is NOT AN OFFICIAL FORECAST!! This is a forecast that we will be refining as we move through the rest of this week, but for now, we need to start planning on some inclement weather on Christmas Day. IT may not be enough to cause major problems in all areas, but it could cause some issues in parts of the state, and it will be nothing like what we have for the next couple of days either. And still, even with the potential for snow here, perhaps the bigger story will be the brutal cold for next week. From Tuesday right on through the end of the week, temps will be well below normal, and will be the coldest of the season to this point.In the extended period, we see another strong storm circulation developing in the southern plains for the New Year’s weekend. Current track is far south, but we continue to watch this one for an adjusting track that may start off 2018 with a significant winter event. Stay tuned!last_img read more

Playing aggressive key to Ginebra’s success, says Tenorio

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slaughter starts, sets tone for Gin Kings in Game 5 win MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Hunger has been a word constantly thrown through the course of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, with both sides repeatedly saying that whoever wants the game more will win the plum.LA Tenorio has no doubt that Ginebra was the hungrier team on Sunday as it came out like a house on fire and hounded Meralco in Game 5.ADVERTISEMENT “We started really aggressive. We did it the whole game, so we ended up winning the game. I think that’s really the key when we’re aggressive defensively, offensively, it’s automatic that we’ll get the win,” Tenorio said.With Tenorio steering the ship, the Gin Kings took control early before holding off the Bolts in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe veteran playmaker got the job done on offense, orchestrating the flow for Ginebra with 17 points and four assists, while also doing his job on defense as he bullied the Meralco guards to also finish with six rebounds and three steals.Tenorio’s stellar showing, though, didn’t come as a surprise to coach Tim Cone, who asked him to play extended minutes with the loss of Sol Mercado to injury in Game 4. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next But the heavy minutes are the least of his concerns with the Kings only a win away from repeating as Governors’ Cup champions.“Actually, coach Tim was apologizing to me because of my extended minutes. But I don’t care. This is the championship. I’ll just rest after the series. If I have to play for 48 minutes, I’m ready. I told him even in next game, we don’t have Sol now, so I’m ready to extend my minutes,” he said.“Hopefully next game, we can bring this aggressiveness. But for sure, what we did today is not enough for next game. For sure, they’re going to adjust, so we just have to double our effort if we want to close out the series,” he said.“We know what to do, so we did what we’re supposed to do. Next game, we’ll bring it.”Game 6 is on Wednesday, still at the Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals PLAY LIST 01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Sarfraz Ahmed set to be appointed as Pakistan’s Test captain

first_imgPakistan’s limited over skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, who is still basking in the glory of winning the Champions Trophy, is set to be appointed as the captain of the Test team as well.A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that in principle when Chairman Shaharyar Khan, the head of the executive committee, Najam Sethi were in London for the Champions Trophy, it had been decided to promote Sarfaraz as Test captain.”It is now just a formality of the PCB Chairman making an announcement when he returns home. The decision has been taken and is final. Sarfaraz will take over as Test captain after being appointed as deputy to Misbah-ul-Haq on the recent tour to the West Indies,” the official said.He also said that after Shaharyar returns home in a week’s time, a meeting of the governing body will be held in which formal approval will be given for the appointment of Sarfraz as Test captain as he is already leading the ODI and T20 outfits with success.Misbah retired as Test captain after seven years in this position following the West Indies tour. He served as Test captain from late 2010 onwards going to become the most successful test captain for his country.Pakistan’s next Test series is not until September- October when it hosts Sri Lanka in the UAE. The long gap has come about after Pakistan pulled out of a scheduled Test tour of Bangladesh in July.The official said that a committee of former Test players, Haroon Rasheed and Mudassar Nazar who hold key positions in the board and chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmed will also submit its feedback on the performance of the support staff/coaches.advertisement”Any decision on the future of some coaches will be taken based on the committee’s suggestions. But Chairman, Shaharyar is delighted with the work of head coach, Mickey Arthur,” he said.The official conceded that it was Shaharyar who had convinced everyone in the board to go with Arthur last year after the resignation of Waqar Younis as head coach.Arthur’s contract will be reviewed next year in April and there is no reason now for him not to continue or get an extension,” another reliable source said.last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari: Isco can play anywhere

first_imgReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari: Isco can play anywhereby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari insists he has no set position for Isco.Solari was happy with the midfielder for the 2-2 draw with Villareal.He said, “I believe that Isco’s a player with that much quality that he can operate anywhere on the pitch. “Sometimes it’s not all about making the difference with pace, but rather by using your quality, creativity and technique. “Each player has their own qualities.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Pamela Anderson In Tears Over Plight Of Elephant In India

first_imgMoments after learning about the plight of a young elephant who has been beaten so badly that he sustained an eye injury, Pamela Anderson fired off a letter to Vinay Kore, a member of the legislative assembly of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the leader of the Jan Surajya Shakti Party, from her home in Malibu, California.The blond bombshell with the big heart, who visited India in November 2010, wants the little elephant, named Sunder, to be removed from Jyotiba Temple in the Maharashtra district of Kolhapur and sent to a sanctuary in order to spare him further suffering. Last week, former Beatle Paul McCartney interrupted his Olympics rehearsals to send an urgent appeal to Forest Minister Dr Patangrao Shripatrao Kadam to help free Sunder from his chains.“I am in tears over the plight of the little elephant, Sunder, who you so kindly gave to Jyotiba Temple with the best of intentions. … He is the age of one of my sons, and as sensitive as anyone’s child”, writes Anderson. “Sunder must be rescued without delay. May everyone, including me, count on you, please, to save this youngster?”Anderson’s plea follows PETA India’s discovery that Sunder was being abused by his handler, who has been on the run from police since the group became involved. Sunder, who sustained injuries after the handler jabbed him in the right eye with an ankus (a sharp, hooked metal poker-like weapon), is also confined to chains with sharp spikes and is kept alone inside a dark shed. Lesions all over his body indicate past beatings by the handler.A scandal is growing over the way some elephants used in Indian temples to represent the Hindu god Ganesha are being housed and mistreated. Frequently controlled through beatings and prodded and gouged in sensitive areas behind their knees and ears with an ankus, they languish without veterinary care for even serious conditions, sustain leg injuries and are fed unsuitable food. Many elephants at Indian temples also show signs of severe psychological distress, such as swaying, head-bobbing and weaving – behaviour not found in healthy elephants in nature. Elephants also suffer from a lack of exercise and years spent standing in one position on hard concrete surfaces amid their own waste, which can lead to painful and crippling foot ailments and arthritis.Find out more here.last_img read more