World youth champion Tarbei pips compatriot Bett to 800m gold

first_imgTarbei, who claimed the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Youth Championships 800m title in Colombia in July ahead of his team-mate, clocked the fifth-fastest time of the year as he crossed the line in 1min 46.05sec.In the battle of the top two boy’s 800m runners in the world, Bett led at the turn coming into the home stretch but Tarbei powered to the front late on, with the world youth silver medallist finishing in 1:46.15, while Scotland’s Ben Greenwood clinched bronze.South Africa’s Tlotliso Gift Leotela confirmed his status as the Commonwealth Youth Games sprint king by completing the 100m and 200m double thanks to a wind-assisted time of 20.56, equalling the fourth-fastest registered this year as he pipped England’s Toby Harries in a thrilling race.The two competitors were neck and neck going to the line but Leotela just shaded it, ensuring he topped the podium for the second time at the event, with Harries winning silver and fellow South African Kyle Appel bronze.Nigeria’s Idamadudu Praise Oghenefejiro stormed to the girl’s crown in 23.30 as Scotland’s Alisha Rees had to settle for silver, while Etim Aniekme Alphonsus sealed another sprint medal for the African nation by taking bronze.The day had started in perfect fashion for Kenya after they reigned supreme in both the boy’s and girl’s 3,000m races.World youth bronze medallist Sheila Chelangat clocked 9:10.12 in the girl’s event, finishing streets ahead of Ugandan duo Peruth Chemutai and Janat Chemusto.Compatriot Davis Kiplangat, silver medallist at the World Youth Championships in Cali in July, then led home a Kenyan one-two in the boy’s race as he narrowly ousted team-mate Richard Kimanyan with a time of 7:59.56, with England’s Alex Yee coming through to take bronze.There was more success on the track for Australia as Amy Harding-Delooze claimed gold in the girl’s 800m to seal the middle distance double as she surged to victory over two laps of the track in 2:06.84.The 17-year-old, who took 1500m gold earlier on at the event in dramatic style by pipping Chemutai of Uganda on the line, delivered the perfect tactical race, keeping pace with the pack before kicking at the right time to finish ahead of Carys McAulay of Scotland and Abitha Manuel of India.Jamaican Junelle Bromfield also picked up her second title of the Games here in Samoa as she won the 400m hurdles in 1:00.78 to add to her 400m crown, while Yamani Danansooriya Mudi of Sri Lanka secured silver and England’s Niamh Emerson won bronze.The boy’s event saw Barbados pick up their first track and field gold as Rivaldo Leacock triumphed in an intriguing battle with Jauavney James of Jamaica by virtue of a time of 51.12, with Harrison Kimpton-Moss bagging bronze for Australia.South African Taylon Bieldt produced a commanding display to take the women’s 100m hurdles crown, clocking a time of 13.18, which saw her finish in front of Australian pair Kirra Womersely and Rachel Pace.Mpho Katlego Tladi then built on his compatriot’s triumph in the boy’s 110m hurdles event, powering home in an impressive time of 13.50, with New Zealand’s Benjamin Collerton sealing bronze.Northern Ireland’s Benjamin Fisher, bronze medallist in the boy’s long jump, claimed his second medal of the Games as he rounded off the podium by taking third.Out in the field, Jamaica’s Kevin Nedrick edged Werner Jakobus Visser of South Africa, Commonwealth Youth Games gold medallist in the discus, with a throw of 20.12 metres to clinch the boy’s shot put title.Visser’s team-mate Burger Lambrechts won bronze.Australian Grace Robertson proved too strong in the girl’s shot put as she registered a best attempt of 16.39m, with England’s Sophie Merritt second and Indian Amika Das third.Nigeria ended the event in style by winning the girl’s 4x100m relay as Adiakerehwa Blessing and Abolaji Omotayo Oluwaseun, alongside individual 200m medallists Oghenefejiro and Alphonsus, clocked 45.86.That time saw them in front of Australia, while Samoa benefitted from a mistake from the English team to delight the home crowd with bronze.Karabo Sibanda, Nanijing 2014 Youth Olympic Games silver medallist in the 400m, helped Botswana to boy’s 4x100m relay gold as their team, also comprised of Thabiso Sekgopi, Aobakwe Malau and Kabo Mphali, sprinted to a deserved victory in 41.94.  Australia held off the challenge of Nigeria to ensure they took home silver.last_img read more

Hekari United registers six straight wins

first_imgHekari remain undefeated after beating Gigira Laitepo United FC in round six of NSL at Bisini Soccer Grounds, Port Moresby today.It was a replay of round one when the two teams first met with Hekari claiming victory 4-2.Hekari wasted no time scoring eight minutes into the game through striker Papalau Awele.  Upaiga extended the lead 23 minutes later, scoring an easy goal from in front of the goal mouth, 2-0.Gigira struggled to score but was fortunate to be given a penalty a minute to half time after Hekari’s goal keeper knocked down a Gigira player in front of the goal mouth. Gigira took the chance and scored its first goal from a penalty shootout through Ian Yanum to take the score up to 2-1 at half time.In the second half, Hekari bounced back to score through a wonderful goal from Wira Wama in the 66th minute, taking the score to 3-1.Upaiga scored his second goal to make it 4-1 six minutes later again in front of the goal mouth.Pressure started to build towards the end of the match as Hekari lost control of the ball, allowing Moses Arisib to score for Gigira six minutes later,  with the score becoming  4-2.Hekari beefed up their defence when backs Tekeita Reniueru and Otto Kusunan prevented any more goals till full time.In other results, PKA Rapatona FC defeated Erema Gulf FC 3-1 and FC Port Moresby thrashed Huawei PS United FC 6-0.For the northern conference, Madang FC thrashed Besta PNG United FC 3-0 while Welgris Morobe United drew with Admiralty FC 1-1 at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae.Up in Goroka, the home team lost to champions Lae City Dwellers 4-0 at the National Sports Institute.last_img read more

“I played in Madrid and I have won a League dressed like Atleti”

first_imgJavi Hernández (Salamanca, 6-6-1989) has become one of those ball emigrants who has become accustomed to the exoticism of other places, of other Leagues. Raised in the Madrid Factory to Castilla, cousin of an illustrious club like José María Gutiérrez (formerly known as Guti), has just won his first league, the Indian Super League. He did so by scoring two goals in the final for ATK, the former Atlético de Kolkata, the club with which Atlético de Madrid operated in India. From Madrid to win titles dressed as rojiblanco. The man from Salamanca counts on ACE his new adventure in India, where the effects of the coronavirus are also noticeable.-Congratulations on that Indian Super League … even if it was behind closed doors.-Yes, it was strange! There would be fifty people in the entire stadium. The funny thing is that only the final was decreed. The League here are ten teams, therefore 18 games are played and the best four are measured in a semifinals with a double match and then a final. The semifinals did go to open doors. But although coronavirus cases are very low in India, it is not as dramatic a situation as in Europe and it was decided to close the competition that last match the day before. Although the final was never in danger.-And he scored two goals, but they did not give him the MVP of the final.-Well, no! Normally four prizes are given in each match and this time not, so I didn’t win it … (laughs). The important thing is that we win the title.-From Castilla to know the world. Sweden, Romania, Azerbaijan, Poland and now India. The life of the footballer on the road …-You get used to it. Five years ago I left Spain and I do not regret it. They are different experiences and each country is a world.-And in India you like the Spanish footballer. Almost every day he meets a countryman …-Yes, as is. Half of the Superliga coaches are Spanish and ninety of the teams have at least one footballer from our country. It becomes easier. It is almost like playing in Spain. -Is India impressive?-You have to know what you are coming to and what is there. It is a country of great contrast. We live in a hotel and very close to see a lot of poverty. At a soccer level it cannot be compared. You can only have seven foreigners per template and only five in the starting eleven. So contrasting people come. Before, the League lasted three months, the players signed that and left. Now it is longer and we sign more time, for example I have the next season. Although I don’t start the preseason until July… I had never finished the season so soon.-Does soccer shoot in the Indian subcontinent?-Since the Indian Super League was born, Indian players have been growing. But here what you see is cricket, although I have been seven months and I still have not found out what the rules are like! (laughs)-And how do you see Madrid?-Well, I have to watch the games on Facebook and in English. I have to find life with fixes (laughs). It’s being a super weird League, but I wish they would win it. With the Classic he was put on his face but the thing turned around, there is still a lot. I still have lots of friends there, of course I want them to win it. Javi Hernández, with the rest of the Spanish members of the Indian ATK. -You will also be watching Almería for your cousin, José María Gutiérrez …-Also, of course. Let’s see see him in First.-He has left behind being Guti …-In my house we always call him José, so for me it is not unusual (laughs). I have never called him Guti. So now he has preferred it, as he has spent his playing years.– the people have remained in their facet like player and they do not take in serious the José María Gutiérrez trainer?– Right now he is a stranger as a technician. But you just have to see his successes in Juvenil de Madrid and now in Almería he will continue to demonstrate it. I am convinced that he is going to put the team in First and talk about him as coach. So far it has not happened.-With the Indian League under his arm, he returns to Spain. Although it is paradoxical, is it a relief to return to Spain even though there are more cases of coronaviruses here than in India?-Yes, my wife lives in Madrid and I have had to talk to her these days by video call and my family is from Salamanca. I still can’t go see them there, but I’ll still feel closer… Javi Hernández “I am convinced that my cousin is going to put Almería in First” -Your team (ATK) was formerly Atlético de Kolkata, a club dependent on Atlético de Madrid… and now it has a nucleus of ex-Madridistas.-Yes, there are three of us. At the beginning of the season Agus came with me and now in January Mandi. We played together twelve years ago in the Real Madrid youth academy, the three of us together and now we agree here and in a team that dresses like Atleti… (laughs). Who was going to tell us.last_img read more

Dindin Manabat officially introduced as member of Toray Arrows in Japan

first_imgThe Toray Arrows, a volleyball club in Japan’s V.Premier League, announced the inclusion of Santiago-Manabat in their roster for the 2018-2019 season.Mabanat, who just turned 25, will be wearing no. 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIn the V.Premier League ,, Santiago-Manabat’s will face her younger sister Jaja Santiago, who is part of the Ageo Medics.Toray will be Santiago-Manabat’s fourth club since graduating from National U after playing for Petron, Army, and Foton. MOST READ Dindin Santiago-Manabat is off to new horizons in her volleyball career as she brings her talents to the Land of the Rising Sun.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Father testifies on pay for play at college hoops programs Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 View commentscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jaja, meanwhile, will be on her third club after suiting up for PLDT Home Ultera in the Premier Volleyball League and Foton in the Philippine Superliga.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Dey Governor Criticizes Executive Order #84

first_imgDey Gov. Brown after meeting with fishermen at Banjor BeachBy Omari JacksonDey Governor Joseph Jakey Brown says Executive Order #84 will hurt Liberian fishermen and therefore President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf must urgently rescind the decision and withdraw the Order.He told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday that Executive Order #84, which reduces Liberia’s Inshore Exclusive Zone (IEZ) from six nautical miles to three, is not in the best interest of Liberian fishermen.He said the promised job creation that comes with the Order would be similar to that of the closure of beaches due to sand mining, when youths were promised jobs that didn’t materialize.Governor Brown said he recently visited the Banjor Fish Ocean Beach to get feedbacks on Executive Order #84 from fishermen, and held discussions with their chairman Amos Dime, who said his group opposes Executive Order #84.“They just want us to suffer more,” said Dime. Currently, he said the Banjor Fish Ocean Beach group provides nearly 65 percent of the daily fish consumed in the Deygbo-Gbaweah Chiefdom of Montserrado County.Governor Brown meanwhile said that Liberian fishermen are already not benefitting from their operations because of lack of empowerment and inadequate organization as a body, adding: “It will hurt our people because foreign vessels already have the advantage and would force our people to remain poor. It is therefore necessary that the government should avoid making decisions on sensitive issues without the involvement of those to be affected.”Though Executive Order #84 talks about measures to revitalize commercial and semi-industrial fishing, Gov. Brown said the government should instead ensure that Liberian fishermen are properly educated and empowered to benefit more from fishing.“The government should encourage, or better still empower Liberian fishermen, who are some of the poorest in our communities,” Brown said. “Our fishermen deserve government’s intervention to improve the quality of their work.”He therefore appealed to members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to ensure effective oversight responsibility so that embarrassing decisions from the Executive don’t reach the public domain. “We are appealing to both Houses to be more active so that whatever decision is suggested from the Executive has their backing,” he said. “Otherwise when they allow such embarrassing decisions to pass through it suggests that they are simply not being diligent enough, and it raises a lot of questions.”Gov. Brown said Executive Order #84 is one of the reasons he is contesting for the Representative seat of District #17, Montserrado County.He meanwhile appealed to Liberian fishermen to approach the issue with a level of responsibility, because “whatever happens should be in the national interest.”Gov. Brown worked at the Ministry of National Security as Director for Cyber Crime for five years without accepting a salary. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration – Public Policy; a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems – Computer Networking; a Bachelor in Political Science; and an Associate of Arts in Computer Information Systems.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region 2 remembers Guyana’s first female President

first_imgEssequibians turned out in their numbers to pay respect to the first female President of Guyana, Janet Jagan, at a wreath laying ceremony organised at the Cheddi Jagan Play Park in Anna Regina, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Janet was also the first female President in South America and this period marks her 10th death anniversary.Laying a wreath for Janet Jagan“Bowjie”, as she was popularly known to Essequibians, was an icon and inspiration to many, especially the women who she fought tirelessly for equality and justice.The Mayor of Anna Regina, Rajendra Prabhulall reflected on the many contributions made by Jagan, as he said her struggle for a democratic Guyana must not be allowed to be trampled upon.The Region Two PPP supervisor, Vishnu Samaroo gave a detailed talk on the life of this great woman who gave up her comfortable life in her homeland the USA and married former President Cheddi Jagan. She came to Guyana and fought alongside her husband and the PPP for a better Guyana for all.Tributes were also done by the Progressive Youth Organisation, Women’s Progessive Organisation and the Rice Producers’ Association.last_img read more

Driver charged in deadly crash

first_imgBain swerved, but his motorcycle saddlebag hit the sport-utility vehicle’s front bumper, and he went down. Bain was thrown into a tree and died 30 minutes later at a hospital. The case was filed last month with the District Attorney’s Office. Bain, an Agua Dulce resident and 15-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, died two days before his 46th birthday. In March, the city of Lancaster re-dedicated Eastside Park in his name. Among those in attendance were Bain’s parents, his wife, Diana, and one of his three daughters from a previous marriage. LANCASTER – A Lancaster motorist who turned in front of a sheriff’s motorcycle deputy during a pursuit, causing a collision that killed the deputy, has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. Alphonso Ralph Durso, who was 73 at the time of the March23,2006, collision that killed Deputy Pierre Bain, faces up to a year in jail if convicted. The collision occurred when Bain was chasing a van westbound on AvenueK and Durso was making a left turn from eastbound AvenueK onto northbound 20th Street East, Deputy Jon White said. “His light was green, and he was out in the intersection. Deputy Bain had his lights and sirens on, and Mr. Durso, instead of remaining stopped or yielding to the right, continued with his left turn and hit Deputy Bain’s motorcycle,” White said. (661) 267-5744160Want 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

Arsenal target still in favour with Real Madrid coach Zidane

first_img1 Real Madrid star Karim Benzema Arsenal target Karim Benzema has not fallen out of favour at Real Madrid with club legend and coach Zinedine Zidane supporting him.The France striker was linked with moves to Arsenal and Liverpool in the summer but Real retained his services, as both Premier League sides signed strikers from elsewhere.However, Real have endured a sluggish start to the La Liga season so far with Benzema without a league goal since the opening day of the season.“He’s the main striker at Real Madrid but he has not scored recently. The critics will always be there,” Zidane said.“He has to score goals and is aware of that. He knows the kind of player he is and what is expected of him.“He’ll score in the next game and we’ll move on to something else.”last_img read more

D-day for 2019 AFCON hosts Cameroon

first_imgA report of the last two inspection visits to central African state Cameroon will be made during the meeting.CAF inspectors recently travelled to the country, which last hosted the tournament in 1972, to check security, infrastructure, stadiums and accommodation.After the executive committee meeting, a decision whether Cameroon should continue as hosts of the June 15-July 13 African football showpiece is set to be made.If Cameroon are rejected, CAF will have to launch a new application procedure to designate another host country for the biennial tournament first staged in Sudan 61 years ago.Morocco, who lost out to a United States/Mexico/Canada bid to host the 2026 World Cup, have regularly been reported as possible replacements for Cameroon.At a September executive committee meeting in Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh, CAF noted “a significant delay in the realisation of the infrastructures” necessary for holding the Cup of Nations in Cameroon.No plan BHowever, CAF president Ahmad Ahmad declared the following month during a visit to Cameroon that his organisation “did not have a plan B.“CAF has never thought about withdrawing from the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon… it depends on Cameroon,” he stressed after talks with head of state Paul Biya.In Sharm el-Sheikh, Cameroon Football Federation head Happi Dieudonne assured executives that “Cameroon would be ready” to organise the Cup of Nations.Cameroon is experiencing a tense security situation with persistent attacks by Boko Haram jihadists in the north and a conflict between the army and separatists in the two English-speaking regions.The 2019 Cup of Nations will be the first to feature 24 teams — up from 16 at the 2017 edition in Gabon.It will also be the first Cup of Nations played during June and July after the last CAF president, Issa Hayatou, refused to budge from the traditional January/February timetable.The January kick-off meant many Africans with clubs in the leading European leagues had to leave their clubs in the middle of the season for up to six weeks.Cameroon, as hosts, and 12 other countries, including record seven-time champions Egypt, have qualified for the 2019 tournament.The other 11 places will be decided during the final qualifiers in March.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad talks during an interview at his office in Cairo on April 22, 2018. © AFP / KHALED DESOUKICAIRO, Egypt, Nov 29 – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will discuss Friday in Accra the staging of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following reports that host nation Cameroon’s preparations were in difficulties.The executive committee meets in the Ghanaian capital Accra on the sidelines of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations tournament, an official of the Cairo-based told AFP.last_img read more

Sharing Peninsula trails

first_imgA recent Question of the Week brought a flood of responses about Peninsula nature trails and whether hikers, equestrians and bicyclists should be able co-exist on newly acquired open-space lands in Rancho Palos Verdes. After holding a series of public meetings, the city’s Public Use Master Plan Committee will soon put forth its recommendations on trail access in the 1,200 acres of open space in the Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve. Although some people worry about the possibility of some bicyclists leaving established trails and damaging habitat, we believe those involved in setting rules in the preserve should abide by a single overarching philosophy: that policies should encourage multi-uses of as many trails as possible. Some trails, of course, may need to be restricted to hiking only due to safety reasons, but it does make sense to allow responsible mountain bikers and equestrians to share the trails. After all, much of this land was purchased using public funds or grants of one kind or another. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champPublic policies should ensure that the taxpayers whose funds made the preserves a reality get something in return. That means making the land as open as possible to a wide variety of recreational uses. This promotes not only physical fitness but a respect for the land and hopefully a sense of shared conservation values. Many cycling enthusiasts have written in noting that studies have shown they have less of an impact on established trails than the other uses. Indeed, many cycling groups in California have volunteered their time to maintain such trails and educate fellow riders about etiquette while riding along these trails. Simple biking rules such as not speeding past trail users, staying on established trails, not leaving trash behind and yielding to hikers and equestrians should minimize problems on trails that are designated for multi-uses. The situation might be compared to portions of The Strand where bicyclists, pedestrians and inline skaters must share the pavement. There may be occasional problems, and some enforcement issues may need to be worked out. But we would hope that erring on the side of a multi-use policy is much more desirable than restricting access. After all, these open spaces are of only limited value if they cannot be enjoyed by local residents and visitors alike. Managed correctly, these trails should add to the quality of life in the South Bay. last_img read more