Ziadie takes first shot

first_imgVeteran shooter Geoffrey Ziadie registered the first win on the local skeet shooting calendar, firing an impressive 90 of 100 birds to claim the High Over All (HOA) spot at last Sunday’s Driftwood Gun Club sporting clays challenge.This year’s clay shooting season opener was held at a new DaCosta Farms venue in St Catherine, with a field of 116 shooters competing.Ziadie finished two points ahead of runner-up Robert Yap Foo, another seasoned shooter, who hit 88. The A Class top spots were decided by; Richard Sleem with (87), Christian Sasso (85) and Greg Chong (85) birds, respectively.Margeurite Harris (67) topped the Ladies Class.Meanwhile, Zachary Chen (87) took the junior class, while Roman Tavares Finson (80) claimed sub juniors honours while Jonathan Ralston hit 62 birds to win sub – sub juniors.While praising Ziadie’s win, Jamaica Skeet Club president, Khaleel Azan noted that the course was shot under challenging conditions of 30 mph wind and heat, which tested the physical and mental toughness of the shooters.”The winning scores (were) generally impressive, noting they will help a number of the island’s top shooters prepare for overseas tournaments starting in February in Florida,” said Azan.last_img read more

No festive joy for homeless Bowbazar residents

first_imgKolkata: At a time when the city of joy is about to soak in the festive mood of Vishwakarma Puja on Wednesday, the homeless residents of Bowbazar, whose houses were damaged due to East-West metro construction work, have no scope to celabrate the puja.”We will not celebrate Vishwakarma puja this year. Our snacks shop at B B Ganguly Street is closed since September 1,” said Rimpa Das, a resident of 252 Bowbazar, who is now staying at a hotel. Rimpa’s family includes her father, mother and sister. Her parents run Namita snacks shop, also known as Boudi’s Kochori, is famous among the locals. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”In a bid to celebrate any puja, we require money. We don’t have money to buy idols and other things required at the time of performing rituals. Our snacks shop is the only source of income. We sell Singhara, jelabi and tea,” said Rimpa, with tears in her eyes. On being asked whether any friend or relative has invited her for Vishwakarma Puja, Rimpa said: “I have received an invitation from a friend. But I am not sure whether I will go or not because my father is not going.” Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”There is no scope for us to organise Vishwakarma Puja this year. More than two weeks ago our jewellery manufacturing unit was closed. Our business is running at 100 % loss,” said Buddhadeb Dhar, who runs a jewellery manufacturing unit at 95 B B Ganguly Street. He reiterated that 18 gold ornament showrooms located on the road facing the tram line are now open. However, most of the gold ornament manufacturing units inside the lanes and bylanes of Syakra Para Lane, Durga Pithuri Lane and Gour De Lane are still closed. While the KMRCL has identified 35 buildings in Bowbazar which are beyond repair, 20 similiar buildings in dilapidated condition will soon be razed to the ground. According to senior civic officials, the buildings are more than 100 years old and have not been repaired for the past 50 years or more. The jewellery industry in Bowbazar stares at an uncertain future. The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) would prepare a list of the artisans who have been hit and will submit it to KMRCL seeking for some compensation. “The jewellery shops are located on the main stretch of Bipin Behari Ganguly Street but the workshops of the karigars associated with the making of the jewellery as per orders of these shops in and around Durga Pituri Lane, Syakra Para Lane , Gour Dey. Lane that have been affected About 350 such karigars working in 85 workshops located in this area are now at a complete loss as they have been asked not to go and work in the workshops,” said Bablu De, working president of Swarna Silpa Bachao Committee.last_img read more

WADA president wants Montreal to become global antidoping research hub

first_imgMONTREAL – The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency says he’d like to see Montreal become a global hub for anti-doping research as the organization looks to expand its scope in the wake of the Russian doping scandal.Craig Reedie said Friday he would support an anti-doping research chair at one of Montreal’s four universities, as well as the establishment of a high-level think tank on clean sport that would bring together researchers, academics and policy analysts.In particular, he said the agency is hoping to capitalize on the city’s expertise in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence to explore how it can be used in anti-drug labs.“As part of that relationship, more research could be conducted on doping methods and on individual substances that are, or could be, used by athletes to gain an illegal advantage,” he said in a speech to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations.“We would also like to see more research carried out on the use of artificial intelligence to help cross-reference data and doping patterns.”Reedie said that process had already begun, referring to Thursday’s announcement that WADA and the Quebec government-linked research fund would each contribute $200,000 a year for the next five years toward anti-doping scientific research.Reedie acknowledged that recent events such as the Russian doping scandal exposed the true extent of institutionalized doping and highlighted the need for WADA to continue expanding its mandate to target the larger doping network.He said the agency continues to work with schools, pharmaceutical companies, law enforcement and researchers, and has already changed its rules to better recognize that doping generally involves a larger network that goes far beyond the athlete.Reedie said WADA is also seeking protection from lawsuits brought against it by those it exposes, including through a private member’s bill that was presented in Quebec’s legislature by a Liberal party member earlier this month.The agency announced last fall it would be keeping its headquarters in Montreal until at least 2031, after earlier suggesting it was considering a move from Quebec’s biggest city.But six months after November’s announcement, Reedie said a final agreement is still not in place.He said officials are still ironing out minor details and he expects the deal to be finalized within weeks.last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Thurs Movers and Specials

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Julie Collier with our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Thursday 11 OctoberJULIE COLLIER Introduces the daily specials and offers on Thursday:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> HORSE RACING4.00 WorcesterAmerican History 5/1 > 3/16.15 ChelmsfordFintas 3/1 > 15/8LIVE FOOTBALLUEFA Nations League Group Stage19:45 Sky Sports Main Event21/10 Israel6/4 Scotland21/10 DRAWBET NOW starsports.bet or 08000 521 321last_img read more