Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Heavy flooding in Trinidad kills two citizens! by: – August 13, 2012 Share The Trinidad Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management stated that the severe weather contributed to landslides in Morne Coco Road, Diego Martin Main Road and Santa CruzPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Monday, August 13, 2012 – Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has declared the north-western province of Diego Martin a disaster area as two people died and another two are missing after weather system lashed the island with heavy rain and wind over the weekend.The dead were identified as 66-year-old Solomon Britto and 31-year-old Everold Bentham, both of La Puerto in Diego Martin. The victims died after heavy rainfall unleashed floods and mudslides in their area on Saturday.Bentham’s sister, Liz Bentham, told reporters floodwater surged through their community early on Saturday and her mother and sister were able to leave the house.She said Bentham initially left with them but he returned to retrieve something from the house and died as the floodwater smashed through the house.Bentham was reportedly asleep in bed when he was caught by the raging floodwaters.The government has opened two shelters and in an address to the nation yesterday (August 12) evening, Persad-Bissessar disclosed that several ministries were being allowed to access emergency funding to deal with the situation at hand, while she had instructed the Ministry of National Security to deploy extra manpower to assist citizens. She also said that she would be establishing a hotline through which citizens could make calls to express their level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the ongoing efforts.A media release issued yesterday the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management stated that the severe weather contributed to landslides in Morne Coco Road, Diego Martin Main Road and Santa Cruz and led to flooding in Petite Valley, Diamond Vale, La Seiva, Carenage and Woodbrook.According to the Trinidad Express, authorities have blamed “unscrupulous” tree cutting in the northern mountain range above Diego Martin for the severe flooding in the area.Hayden Phillip, programme director at Programme for Upgrading Roads Efficiency, pointed out during clean-up efforts near the destroyed bridge at Gittens Road, Carenage, that the amount of debris there blocked up the river and the river came onto the road and cut it away.“It was alleged that some gentleman in the hill was cutting and clearing a set of land, which basically is most of our problem with flooding these days. People cut unscrupulously, they don’t have the proper drainage. It is fresh trees that were cut,” he was quoted as saying.Caribbean 360 News Tweet 101 Views no discussions Share Share
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[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’GlobalPort waylays Blackwater in PBA’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]January 20, 2018[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]MANILA – GlobalPort Batang Pier bucked the continued absence of star guard Terrence Romeo to score a 101-76 victory over Blackwater Elite in the 2017-2018 PBA Philippine Cup last night at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. Sean Anthony led the way with 22 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists.With the win, Batang Pier tallied its second straight victory to improve to 2-2 win-loss slate.Stanley Pringle chipped in with near triple-double numbers 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds while Kelly Nabong contributed 16 markers, seven boards and five assists.Batang Pier opened the match with an 11-4 lead on three early triples by Anthony. The Elite trimmed the deficit to 8-11 but Batang Pier pulled away anew with back-to-back treys from Pringle.The Elite managed to trim the deficit to 23-28 but Batang Pier had another scoring run behind inside hits by rookies Michael Juico and Joseph Gabayni and triples by Anthony, Nabong and Pringle for a 61-37 lead at the half.Batang Pier broke the game wide open further in the second half with conversions from Gabayni, Lervin Flores, Yousef Taha, and Jonathan Grey for its largest lead of the match at 31 points.Rey Mark Belo led the way with 17 points while Michael Digregorio added 15 markers, built around four three-pointers, for the Elite which suffered its second straight loss to slid down to 2-3 win-loss card.BOX SCORE:GLOBALPORT 101 – Anthony 22, Pringle 17, Nabong 16, Grey 8, Taha 7, Gabayni 6, Juico 6, Arana 4, Guinto 4, Elorde 4, Flores 4, Sargent 3.BLACKWATER 76 – Belo 17, Digregorio 15, Sena 9, Erram 8, Jose 8, Pinto 8, Palma 6, Javier 3, Cruz 2, Cortez 0, Marcelo 0, Sumang 0, Banal 0, Neypes 0.Quarterscores: 28-23, 61-37, 79-54, 101-76./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
Related TopicsCarlos CarrascoRoberto Clemente Award CLEVELAND – The Indians announced today that pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been named as the 2015 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. Here is the official release about Carrasco and his efforts in the community. Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, today announced that Carlos Carrasco was named the Cleveland Indians 2015 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet.Carrasco, who’s also come into his own on the field – he ranks sixth in the AL in strikeouts this season — has sought out opportunities to make a difference in the lives of Cleveland-area kids and students.Those efforts include:* Luis Munoz Marin School: Carrasco visited kids in grades K-8 at the inner-city school, stressing the importance of reading to the students.* Indians Youth Baseball Camp: Carrasco has visited summer camps a few occasions to teach children the game’s fundamentals.* Oberlin College students: Met with Spanish-as-a-second-language students from the school to detail his challenges in speaking his native tongue in a new country.Through Cleveland Indians Charities, he and his wife, Karelis, have and will continue to participate in other worthwhile endeavors to impact the Cleveland-area community. Upon signing a long-term contract extension this past offseason, Carrasco said that once he’d committed to Cleveland long term, his goal was to make a larger impact in the community.Wednesday, September 16th marks the fourteenth annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Carrasco is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet pays tribute to Clemente’s achievements and character by recognizing current players who truly understand the value of helping others. Beginning on Roberto Clemente Day, fans are encouraged to participate in the process of selecting the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet by visiting ChevyBaseball.com, which is powered by MLB Advanced Media, to vote for one of the 30 Club nominees. Voting ends on Friday, October 9th, and participating fans will be automatically registered for a chance to win a trip to the 2015 World Series, where the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet will be announced.Clubs playing at home on September 16th will recognize their local nominees as part of Roberto Clemente Day ceremonies, while visiting Clubs will honor their nominees before another September home game. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo will appear on the bases and official dugout lineup cards and a special tribute video will be played in ballparks. The concept of honoring players for their philanthropic work was created in 1971 as the “Commissioner’s Award,” but was renamed to the “Roberto Clemente Award” in 1973 in honor of the Hall of Famer and 15-time All-Star who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Each September since 2002, Major League Baseball has commemorated Roberto Clemente Day. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede
NEO HS Staff Related TopicsAkron HobanJoe GinleySt. Ignatius Football by Joe GinleyThe Knights’ offensive and defensive lines won the day, and in turn, Archbishop Hoban captured a 21-14 win over the host Saint Ignatius Wildcats to start the season.The Wildcats battled until the end, narrowing the gap from 21-14 in the fourth quarter, but Hoban’s dominant stretch clinched a season-opening win for the Knights. The defeat marks the first loss in an opener since 2013. The loss is the Wildcats’ first at Byers Field since November 14, 2014, ending a streak of 17 consecutive home wins.The first big play of the game occurred with just over two minutes left in the first quarter. Patrick Delahunty found Nigel Drummond II in the flat, and the senior wideout worked his magic. Drummond evaded a would-be tackler and galloped 59 yards to place the Wildcats deep in Knights territory.Due to a fierce Hoban pass rush pushing the Wildcats back, the hosts could not take advantage of the opportunity. The Knights blocked a would-be 48-yard field goal with 25 seconds left in the quarter.On Hoban’s next drive, starting in the first quarter and moving into the second, the Knights gradually picked up yards. Hoban struck first blood with 9:31 in the second, as Jordan Mick found Matt Blanchard in the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown. The extra point was good, setting the score at 7-0.The Wildcats and Knights then traded punts. With six minutes left in the half, a 16-yard screen pass to Jack Welcsh invigorated the Football Cats. Delahunty and Luke Cooper then connected for a critical third down pickup of 19 yards. Two plays later, Welcsh rammed the ball into the end zone for six. Rory McConville’s extra point rang true, tying the contest at seven with 3:14 left in the half.To start the second half, the Knights decided to pound the ball using 3-back sets. Mixing in playaction passes to Caden Clark, Hoban’s offense started to gain traction and gradually move down the field. Hoban finished off the drive with an off-tackle run for 21 yards and six points by Deamonte Trayanum. Jacob Branham’s extra point set the score at 14-7 after the lengthy drive.The Wildcats’ offense could not gain any traction, giving Hoban the ball back. The Knights kept pounding the ball, gaining yards and draining the clock. The third quarter ended with Hoban in possession of the ball and marching down the field.Early in the fourth quarter, on a critical 4th and 1 play, the Knights dialed up an outside run. The surprise call worked to perfection, with Trayanum finding space on the outside and rolling 43 yards to the end zone. The extra point stretched Hoban’s advantage to 14 points, 21-7.Spurred into action, the Wildcats offense came alive on the following drive. Connor Cmiel and Luke Cooper caught bullet passes from Griffin Hanna, forcing a Hoban timeout to regroup. Following the break, the Wildcats’ offense stalled with 8:40 left, forcing an Otter punt.A key break went to the Wildcats on the punt. A Hoban player accidentally touched the punt, and the Wildcats dove to grab it. A Saint Ignatius player emerged from the dog pile with the ball at the 27-yard line, a much-needed turnover for the hosts.The Knights stood strong, however. Hoban blitzed and notched back-to-back sacks, preventing the Wildcats from taking advantage of the fortunate turnover.The Wildcats’ defense stepped up to force a Hoban punt, giving the Wildcats’ offense a chance to work, albeit deep in its own territory with 5:30 remaining. Connor Cmiel caught four passes in a row from Delahunty to march down the field and breathe fresh life into the Wildcats’ hopes.Following the plethora of Delahunty-to-Cmiel connections, the Wildcats completed the drive with 4:19 left. Delahunty dashed to paydirt on 9-yard scramble up the middle for six. McConville tacked on the extra point to narrow the deficit to 21-14.On the ensuing drive, the Knights continued to pound the ball. The Wildcats loaded up the box, but Hoban’s varied formations and strong line play helped the visitors to keep picking up first downs.The Wildcats did get the ball back with a few ticks left on the clock, but not enough time to complete the comeback.The Wildcats return to the field next Saturday. The Mentor Cardinals will visit Byers Field for Northeast Ohio’s annual premier public-private rivalry.You can find pictures and video’s from this game on the official Twitter handle of St. Ignatius Sports at @SIHSSportsThe full article including quotes can be found here.
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 The 65th running of the filly classic Oaks was the stage for a huge upset Sunday as Daiwa el Cielo handed the overwhelming favorite Dance in the Mood her first loss.Daiwa el Cielo, a distant sixth pick at the windows, broke well from the gate, moved in to the rail from the No. 13 post position and took the lead from the backstretch, a position she held to the end. “The pace was really slow,” jockey Yuichi Fukunaga said afterward, “and I figured the only way to run this was from up front.”With no decided frontrunners and no one wishing to move, the pace dropped to a crawl. Dance in the Mood, who stayed forward uncharacteristically in fifth position just 4 lengths off the top looked good until the 200-meter mark where Sweep Tosho rocketed past to grab second place three-quarters of a length off the winner.Yamanin Alabaster crossed the line in third place 3 lengths ahead of the fourth place Dance in the Mood. Daiwa el Cielo’s winning time was 2 minutes 27.2 seconds over 2,400 meters of slightly yielding turf.Yutaka Take, paired with Dance in the Mood, commented on the loss afterward.“Whether it was the distance or the going I can’t say. She showed me a side of her I’ve never seen before,” he said of Dance in the Mood. “Normally I’d have a lot of horse under me just waiting for the go sign but today there was nothing,” Take explained.“It’s a real shame,” he added. “We were hoping to see a historical win here today.”The pre-race odds on Dance in the Mood were rock-bottom at 1.4 to 1, with over 54 percent of the wagers to win placed on the unbeaten filly. Daiwa el Cielo had less than 4 percent of the bets to win behind her.Daiwa el Cielo, by Sunday Silence out of the Dr. Devious mare London Bridge, was bred at Shimokobe Bokujo in Hokkaido’s Monbetsu. She is now three for five with over 183 million yen in earnings. The Oaks was worth 97 million yen to owner Daiwa Shoji Inc. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 She claimed ¥18 million in prize money to regain the top spot in the money rankings with one tournament remaining in the season after she had been overtaken by Sakura Yokomine at last week’s Itoen Ladies.Mamiko Higa (66), Yukari Baba (67), South Korea’s Lee Ji-hee (69) and Ueda (70) shared third place at 12 under.Yokomine closed with a 69 and finished another shot back at 11 under in seventh. MATSUYAMA, EHIME PREF. – Overnight leader Rikako Morita held her nerve to win her fourth title of the season at the Elleair Ladies Open on Sunday.Morita, who teed off in the final round with a two-stroke lead over Momoko Ueda, made an eagle, four birdies, a bogey and a double bogey in a 3-under-par 69, finishing one shot clear of Asako Fujimoto at 15-under 273. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
Deon Hemmings-McCatty made sporting history on July 31, 1996, 24 years ago today. On that day in Atlanta, she became the first Jamaican woman to win an Olympic gold medal with a memorable triumph in the 400m hurdles.“Wow, it’s amazing,” Hemmings-McCatty said of a campaign that saw her setting Olympic and Jamaican records of 52.99 seconds in the semi-final and 52.82 seconds in the final. “It’s because of lots of hard work, dedication, and determination because I knew I wanted to do well, and I’m the type of person who always wants the best, to be the best, so I worked very hard.” A year earlier, at the World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, Americans Kim Batten and Tonja Buford smashed the world record with sensational times of 52.61 and 52.62 seconds, respectively. Hemmings-McCatty lowered her own Jamaican record to 53.48 seconds to take the bronze, her first major medal. “Tonja and Kim and I, we ran throughout college, so I expected that if one or two of them run a time, I’m expected to run that time also, so in 1995 in Gothenburg, when both of them broke the world record, getting the bronze was my first medal, international medal, major medal. You’d believe that I’d be very excited,” Hemmings-McCatty recalled. Instead, she was crushed. “I was literally crying because I could not understand why they had run so fast and me so slow,” she recounted painfully. The disappointment drove her into the Olympic year. With her US coach, Bev Kearney, directing her through the third year of a programme designed to push the Jamaican on top, Hemmings-McCatty got ready to meet Batten and Buford again. “I think it was in April, my training just took a turn for the best,” she said. “I was running so well that coach had to tell me to slow down sometimes.”A big run in the Olympic semi-final told her that she was in peak form. “That race was sweeter than the gold because at least I ran sub-53 [seconds], so I knew that I was on the right track,” she said. She went out fast in the final, but Batten and Buford came forward with 100m to go. “I don’t know who was behind me or who was in front of me, but I ran my race, and when I came off that 10th hurdle, I’m like, ‘Catch me if you can’, and I ran straight through that finish line,” she said. Then she learnt she was the first Jamaican woman to win Olympic gold. Four years later, after taking silver and bronze at the 1997 and 1999 Worlds, she readied herself for a defence on her Olympic title. “Thank God, I made it through,” she said gratefully. “One day, I got up – and I think it was March 2000 – I got up out of my bed, and I couldn’t stand up straight, my hamstring.”The injury restricted movement in her lead leg, and she had to be content with the silver medal in a race won by former sprinter Irina Privalova of Russia. It also forced her to face the prospect of retirement. “I knew that, at that point, it was time for me to go,” she said. She took her cue from the 1996 injury troubles endured by Sally Gunnell and Sandra Farmer-Patrick, the gold- and silver-medal winners at the 1992 Olympics and the 1993 World Championships. Accordingly, she had already begun to read for the qualifications for her post-track career in real estate. Hemmings-McCatty is the only woman in Olympic history to win two medals in the 400m hurdles. However, she backs Dahlia Muhammad, who holds the world record, the World title, and the Olympic title, to join her in this elite category next year at the Tokyo Olympics. The ‘secret’ to her success is hard work. “When I put my mind to something, I always work extremely hard at it,” she said. That mantra has made her the most successful female 400m hurdler in Olympic history.
Kentucky’s Josh Forrest celebrates after the Cats stop the Cards offense. Nov. 28, 2015Kentucky’s roster featured no shortage of questions in 2015, but Stoops and defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot at least knew what to expect from the inside linebacker spots. Forrest, who served as a team captain, completed his transformation from a wide receiver to a NFL draft prospect at middle linebacker with a productive senior season. Flannigan failed to ever show the consistent production the coaches hoped for when they signed him as a junior-college transfer, but between Flannigan and Henderson the weakside linebacker spot was at least average in most games. The 2015 performance will do little for the future of the program though, as Kentucky now faces a total overhaul of the position.Email Jon Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow him on Twitter @JonHale_CJ .UK Position Review | Wide Receivers LEXINGTON, Ky. – With the 2015 regular season finished, it’s time to take a position-by-position look at the Kentucky football roster. The Courier-Journal’s position report card series continues with the inside linebackers…Returning starters: Kentucky entered the 2015 season boasting a veteran group of inside linebackers, but even then there were questions about what the future of the position would look like. After 12 games, there are few answers to that question as the Wildcats are set to lose every player who started a game at the position this season.UK Position Review | Offensive LineOther returning players: Freshman linebacker Jordan Jones was a frequent target of praise during preseason camp, but after missing time with an injury, he was relegated to a special-teams role for much of the season. Jones finished the year with 10 tackles in eight games and was listed as a backup at both inside linebacker positions by the end of the season. Redshirt freshman middle linebacker Nico Firios totaled one tackle in three games before being sidelined with a season-ending shoulder injury.Important losses: Two-year middle linebacker starter Josh Forrest ended his career Kentucky career with 232 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. As a senior, he led UK in tackles (93) and sacks (3.5). Senior weakside linebacker Ryan Flannigan was sidelined by an injury early in the season but returned to total 53 tackles with one-half tackle for loss in nine games, including seven starts. Senior Khalid Henderson regained his starting job from Flannigan late in the season and finished the year with 62 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.UK Position Review | Defensive LineOne to build around: Nebraska transfer Courtney Love hoped to play for Kentucky in 2015, but after the NCAA denied a waiver for him to play immediately he had to settle for praise for his scout-team contributions. Love totaled six tackles and one tackle for loss in 12 games as a redshirt freshman for Nebraska in 2014, and will likely slide into one of the starting inside linebacker spots in 2016. Love’s one season as a reserve at Nebraska makes him a veteran among the returning Kentucky inside linebackers in 2016.Addition to watch: Love is not the only FBS transfer who could boost the linebacker crop in 2016. Minnesota transfer De’Niro Laster, who totaled six tackles in nine games as a redshirt freshman in 2014, could start alongside Love next fall. On his final radio show, UK coach Mark Stoops called Laster “virtually unblockable” on the scout team. Former four-star recruit Eli Brown will also join the group after redshirting the 2015 season. Four-star recruit Kash Daniel will face a difficult jump in competition from eastern Kentucky high school football to the Southeastern Conference, but he is scheduled to enroll for the spring semester.Current 2016 commitments: Kash Daniel (6-2, 235), Roland Walder (6-3, 220)UK Position Review | Tight Ends and FullbacksQuestion mark: Jones was among the first freshmen singled out for praise during the opening week of preseason camp in August, but an illness cost him multiple weeks of camp before the start of the season. That illness was not enough to prevent the 2015 early enrollee from playing as a freshman, as he made his debut in the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette. Jones was on the field for much of ULL’s comeback, and he saw defensive snaps harder to come by as the season progressed. The staff remains high on the 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker, but he needs a productive offseason to hold off Love and Laster for a starting job in 2016.Key stat: Kentucky must replace 95 percent of its total tackles from inside linebackers in 2015. The Wildcats must also replace 100 percent of the tackles for loss and sacks from the position. Returning inside linebackers combined for just 11 tackles in 2015. Even adding in the 12 career tackles of Love and Laster leaves the position shy on experience next season. Season grade: B
AZHAR Ali top-scored as Pakistan drew with Leicestershire in their final game before this summer’s two-match Test series in England.Azhar hit 73 while opening partner Fakhar Zaman scored 71 as Pakistan made a dominant start to the two-day game.Usman Salahuddin added an unbeaten 69 before the tourists declared on their overnight total of 321-9.A young Leicestershire batting line-up then made 226-6 on Sunday, with Ateeq Javid hitting 54 before he retired out.Azhar and Zaman began the match in commanding form, making 121 for the first wicket before Zaman was dismissed by Tom Wells, who finished with figures of 2-45.Dieter Klein (2-44) took the next two wickets with Javid (2-42) and Aadil Ali (2-28) Leicestershire’s other wicket-takers.Pakistan’s bowlers were then unable to dismiss an inexperienced Leicestershire line-up, despite two quick wickets leaving the hosts on 52-2.Captain Lewis Hill (33), Javid and Aadil Ali (41) helped Leicestershire recover to 165-4 and frustrate the tourists, who play England in the first Test at Lord’s on Thursday.(SCORES: Pakistan 321-9 dec (89.5 overs): Azhar 73, Zaman 71, Salahuddin 69*Leicestershire 226-6 (75.0 overs): Javid 54 (retd out). (BBC Sport)