Veteran 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.
Darlene Ramdin wants to give Generika-Ayala a decent finish in the ongoing Chooks-To-Go Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.On Thursday night, she was able to help her team get that position after unloading 17 points for a 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 triumph over Cignal in the last day of the pool eliminations at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I’m glad that we won this game; this gave us the momentum and confidence in the next games,” said the 28-year-old veteran from Trinidad and Tobago.The Lifesavers will have the unenviable task of facing Petron in the quarterfinals with the Blaze Spikers even holding a twice-to-beat shield.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 crown“We just want to go out and finish the season well,” said Ramdin. “My team is not giving up even though we lost a lot of matches. I’m happy that we are able to share our talents together.”Symone Hayden helped her up with 14 points, including clutch hits that fueled an 8-0 binge in the second set that ruined Cignal’s comeback attempt. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Generika team captain Angeli Araneta added 10 points as the Lifesavers capitalized on attacks, scoring 49 points off kills compared to 30 by the HD Spikers.One thing going against the HD Spikers was the absence of Serbian reinforcement Sonja Milanovic who suffered a sprain on her right ankle early in the opening frame.Milanovic, who still managed to make five points, sat for the remainder of the match along with Cignal main girl Jovelyn Gonzaga who was out for the season also due to injury.Flashy imports Jeane Horton tried to take the cudgels, firing 19 points, but she failed to get enough help from the locals.Cignal, which fell to 3-7, will take on Cocolife in the quarterfinals needing to beat the Asset Managers twice to make it to the semifinals. —WITH REPORTS FROM JAN JAIME DELOS SANTOSADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Malgapo tops Malolos mini motocross tilt View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler (23) fouls Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) as he looks for the shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard insisted he doesn’t try to do anything extra in big games. His numbers suggest otherwise.Leonard had 36 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 of his season-high 26 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 113-102 on Wednesday night, handing the 76ers their 13th consecutive loss in Canada.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Leonard, who set a season best with five steals, said he doesn’t let the opponent or circumstances dictate his effort.“I try to perform every night,” he explained. “If you try to turn it on against the good teams, it’s really hard to do that. You’ve got to do it on a nightly basis.”Leonard has never lost in 12 career meetings with the 76ers, including two victories this season.“That’s what you’re going to get out of big-time players,” Philadelphia’s Jimmy Butler said. “He had a great game.”Butler scored a season-high 38 points and added 10 rebounds. Joel Embiid had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Philadelphia, whose last win in Toronto was 93-83 on Nov. 10, 2012.ADVERTISEMENT “Jimmy showed why he’s an All-Star,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “He came in and gave us some tremendous things.”The day before, Brown suggested the game would be a “barometer” for the 76ers. Afterward, he said his team’s 21 turnovers and 22 second-chance points allowed underscored the gap between the Sixers and Raptors.“We leave disappointed,” Brown said. “We also leave, we feel, a little bit smarter about what it’s going to take to beat the best team right now in the NBA.”Toronto’s 17 offensive rebounds were a season high.“We gave ourselves a chance to win with our effort but the execution just wasn’t there,” 76ers guard JJ Redick said.Redick scored 25 points and Ben Simmons had eight points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for the 76ers, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.The Raptors held a 78-77 lead after three quarters, and Philadelphia’s T.J. McConnell tied it 81-all with a hook shot at 11:07. Valanciunas scored a pair of baskets as Toronto’s reserves replied with a 9-0 run, opening a 90-81 advantage at 9:07.“Our bench did an unbelievable job,” Toronto guard Kyle Lowry said. “Tonight was one of those games where they just had it clicking.”TIP-INS76ers: Embiid’s double-double was his league-best 24th. … The 76ers committed 11 turnovers in the second quarter. Toronto scored 27 points off Philadelphia’s 21 total turnovers. … Butler was called for a technical foul in the third quarter and Embiid got one in the fourth. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia View comments LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Serge Ibaka added 18 points as the Raptors bounced back from Monday’s loss to Denver to win for the ninth time in 10 games. Toronto, with the best record in the NBA at 21-5, improved to 11-3 at home.Leonard shot 13 for 24, finishing one point shy of his season high, and set a season best by making five of six attempts from 3-point territory. The rest of the Raptors struggled from long range, combining to shoot 3 for 23.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 ChrissLeonard’s season high of 37 points came last Thursday in an overtime victory against two-time defending champion Golden State. Leonard has led Toronto in scoring in four straight games.“He’s an immense talent, he really is,” coach Nick Nurse said. “And when the stakes go up a little bit, he’s going to play his hand a little harder.” Steph Curry’s 42 leads Warriors past Cavs in faux NBA Finals rematch Raptors: Lowry shot 0 for 5 in the first half and missed his first six attempts from 3-point range. … Leonard led Toronto with nine rebounds. … The Raptors outscored the 76ers 62-42 in the paint and 41-18 off the bench. … Toronto has won 20 of the past 22 meetings with Philadelphia. … G Malachi Richardson (illness) was inactive.500 CLUBLeonard has 522 points in his first 20 games with Toronto, more than any other player in franchise history. He’s the fourth active player to score 500 or more in his first 20 games with his current team. The others are Kevin Durant (Golden State), James Harden (Houston) and LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers).CAN’T HANDLE ITSimmons had seven turnovers, giving him 18 in two games against Toronto this season.STAR-STUDDEDThe game drew several celebrities who attended Tuesday’s gala for Giants of Africa, the charity of Raptors president Masai Ujiri. That group included former Raptors All-Star Chris Bosh, former Blue Jays slugger Joe Carter, soccer player Didier Drogba, and comedian Chris Tucker.UP NEXT76ers: Visit Detroit on Friday night.Raptors: Visit Brooklyn on Friday night. 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A mysterious animal disease has allegedly killed 1000 goats and sheep in three small towns and villages of Voinjama and Quardu-Gboni districts in Lofa County.The incident occurred in villages in Kugbomai, Kuluka and Marvin Konnedu.Residents told the Daily Observer that pest control and other insects killing chemicals have been used in the affected areas, but it could not be confirmed if the strange deaths of cattle have any connection.The deaths of the domestic animals hit the consuming public in Voinjama, Kolahun, Foya, Zorzor, Salayea and Vahun districts with reports indicating fear among cattle owners. In separate interviews with butchery operators in Voinjama City, they expressed concern and called on the Ministry of Agriculture’s Lofa Coordination office to institute measures in order to restrict the sale and movement to identify the cause of the mass deaths of cattle.Butchery Proprietor Mohammed B. Sow said “I’m really worried and afraid over the deaths of our domestic animals in our areas and want government’s agriculture and hospital people to do something quickly about this,” Mr. Sow stressed.He explained that the cow, sheep and goats largely depend on the green grass to graze everyday and anything that affects the grass will in turn affects the animals in almost all of the towns and villages.When contacted, Ministry of Agriculture Senior Agriculture Extension Officer J. Borley Dovee, warned against spreading news that the cause of deaths could be chemicals used against the Ebola virus.He assured butchery proprietors and the consuming public that efforts will be put in place to curb the spread of the mysterious disease.Mr. Dovee explained that measures include, restrictions on the movement of domestic animals in and outside of the county and decontamination of the affected areas.Medical personnel assigned at the Telewoyan Memorial Hospital in Voinjama declined comment and noted that they are monitoring the situation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Corum Group, the company which owns and operates Pizza Hut, on Wednesday officially opened its second location of Burger King in the Giftland Mall, as it announced plans to open a third by the end of this year.The Group’s Vice President, Navin Singh, said the response has been phenomenal since the opening of the first branch at the Regent Street location.“It has been 19 days since we had the launching of Burger King in Guyana and we have seen a tremendous response from the public so we decided that we are going to make our services available to our customers at the Giftland location and will be anticipating another location somewhere out of Georgetown in the coming months,” Singh noted.Navin Singh places a Burger King crown on one of the first 50 customers at the launching of the new Giftland locationThe Burger King brand will offer a diversified product with chicken and dessert options.It will also include a kid’s meal and attractive value meals. The unique flame grilled process is pivotal to Burger King’s great taste.This second restaurant will see the creation of positions for at least 30 employees and each additional restaurant will employ around the same number.The group said it is proud to be doing its part in creating employment opportunities for Guyanese, as well as friendly and safe dining options for Guyanese consumers. Corum Group is confident that it will be embraced and supported by the Guyanese public.Meanwhile, several other stores in the mall opened its doors to the public.Those stores included Sanjays Jewellery Inc Plus, Kards Plus, Stoby Juice Bar and home to the biggest supermarket in the region, Giftland FoodMaxx Supermarket.
Parmanand Persaud of Lot 148 Station Street, Kitty Georgetown is in critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) following a fight with his brother on Sunday evening at Diamond New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.His brother is in Police custody.Based on information received, the injured 26-year-old was invited to his brother’s house to celebrate their sister’s birthday, and the two brothers and others were consuming alcohol in the yard when an argument ensued that quickly led to a scuffle between the two brothers.The fight reportedly stemmed from a disagreement between the suspect and a neighbour. Preliminary investigations revealed that the now injured man intervened in the dispute and started to argue with his brother. The brother became annoyed, picked up a piece of wood and dealt Persaud one blow to the back of his head, reportedly causing Persaud to fall to the ground in an unconscious state.He was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was treated and transferred to the GPHC to seek further medical attention. He remains in critical condition at that medical facility.The Police were summoned, and the suspect was taken into custody. The piece of wood which was used to commit the act was not recovered, but Police are continuing their investigations.
“Sven Ulriech is worth his weight in gold to us,” said relieved Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes, whose side host Borussia Dortmund in the third round of the German Cup on Wednesday.“If the players rest and free their heads, I am confident we can beat Dortmund again.”Bayern were frustrated by Stuttgart until Heynckes threw Mueller on for the final 25 minutes.The Germany international delivered when Stuttgart made a rare mistake, allowing him to smash home unmarked from the edge of the area.And Ulreich, back in goal after a groin strain, was the hero as he dived to save Akolo’s penalty after the video assistant referee confirmed Niklas Suele made contact with Santiago Ascacibar’s knee in the area.Brazilian defender Naldo scored in the 95th minute to snatch a 2-2 draw for second-placed Schalke at Eintracht Frankfurt, as they fought back from two goals down late on to extend their 11-match unbeaten run.“In terms of our mentality, we were very good,” said Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco.“We always believe in ourselves and push each other – the way this team has developed is super.”Having also scored a last-gasp equaliser when Schalke came from four goals down to sneak a 4-4 draw at arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund last month, Naldo again rescued the Royal Blues’ undefeated run in Frankfurt.Eintracht went ahead when Luka Jovic scored with just two minutes gone and then went 2-0 up 24 minutes from time when Sebastien Haller came on to drive in their second.Breel Embolo pulled a goal back for Schalke before Naldo hammered home from a speculative long ball to delight travelling fans and keep his team second.– Dortmund snatch win –Teenager Christian Pulisic, voted US Soccer’s Male Player of the Year for 2017 on Thursday, capped a great week by firing Borussia Dortmund up to third with the winning goal in a 2-1 home victory against Hoffenheim.Pulisic’s 89th-minute strike ended Dortmund’s miserable run of seven games without a win at Signal Iduna Park dating back to September.Hoffenheim took the lead when they attacked down the right and Mark Uth tucked away his ninth goal of the season in the first half.Dortmund got level again when Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa was fouled in the area and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang drilled home the resulting penalty on 63 minutes for his 13th league goal of the season.Pulisic then benefited from Kagawa’s great work in attack to tap home just before the final whistle.“We were lucky to get the second goal, the boys tried everything and threw the kitchen sink at them,” said head coach Peter Stoeger.The win was Dortmund’s second in a row under new boss Stoeger, who replaced Peter Bosz last Sunday, while Julian Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim dropped to seventh.“We were too passive in the second half, but we didn’t deserve to lose that and had the clear goal chances,” said Nagelsmann, who is widely tipped to replace Stoeger at Dortmund next season.There was more drama at mid-table Augsburg as Iceland striker Alfred Finnbogason scored twice in injury-time to claim a hat-trick and grab a 3-3 draw against Freiburg.Finnbogason’s treble overshadowed ex-Bayern striker Nils Petersen, who scored twice for Freiburg to make it six goals in his last three games.Not to be outdone, strugglers Mainz also came from two down at Werder Bremen to poach a point in a 2-2 draw thanks to goals by Sweden international Robin Quaison and Swiss Fabian Frei, who equalised in the 93rd minute.Bottom side Cologne finally picked up their first win of the season, 1-0 over Wolfsburg, thanks to Christian Clemens’ second-half winner, but remain 11 points from safety.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000(L-R) Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Mueller, James Rodriguez and Javier Martinez celebrate after Mueller scored against VfB Stuttgart on December 16, 2017 in Stuttgart © AFP / THOMAS KIENZLEBerlin, Germany, Dec 16 – Thomas Mueller came off the bench to score the winner and Sven Ulreich saved a 95th-minute penalty as Bayern Munich won 1-0 at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday to go 11 points clear in the Bundesliga.Mueller put the visitors ahead with 11 minutes remaining and keeper Ulreich saved Chadrac Akolo’s spot-kick leaving Bayern in pole position to win a sixth straight league title heading into the winter break.
QPR boss Chris Ramsey QPR boss Chris Ramsey admits he hasn’t got time to coax the best out of Adel Taarabt with his side fighting relegation.The Moroccan midfielder is still a fans’ favourite at Loftus Road, thanks to his sublime natural skill, but he has failed to help Rangers’ plight this season and is constantly hampered by minor injuries. “It’s frustrating because he is one of the best players in the Premier League when he’s fit and we need him,” Ramsey said.“When he played for QPR a few seasons ago he was in the Championship and he was in better condition and winning games for the team. “When that happens you have to be part of the team and everyone has to pull in together so unless you are winning a game single-handedly – like he was – you have to join the work-rate of the other players. “When he has played he has done that to be fair to him. He’s desperate to stay up and do well, I respect and admire his ability.”Taarabt spent time on loan at Fulham and AC Milan last season but neither club wanted to sign him on a permanent deal with his attitude frequently questioned.Commitment has never been the playmaker’s strongpoint but the R’s head-coach is keen for Taarabt to rekindle his career soon.“I hope that at some stage in his career he regains the form he showed at earlier at QPR because he should be playing for a top team in a top country, like he did at AC Milan, because he is capable of playing on that stage,” Ramsey said.“I think many a person has tried (to nurture him) but it has to come from within. At the moment I haven’t got the time to spend on him when I have to get the rest of the squad to where they need to be.” 1
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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The U.S. Forest Service announced it was closing the Cleveland National Forest, just east of the burn area, until the wildfires ringing it were brought under control. About 600 firefighters from around the region were assigned to the Santiago blaze. Four helicopters and four airtankers are expected back on the job shortly after sunrise. Damage from the fire was estimated at $10 million. Anyone with more information as to the cause of the fire was asked to call the arson tip line at (800) 540-8282. IRVINE – The nearly 20,000-acre arson fire that has destroyed about a dozen homes in Orange County horse country east of Irvine was about 30 percent contained today, as the offshore winds that have fanned the flames started to let up. One of the most active fronts on the so-called Santiago Fire — Orange County Fire Authority Chief Chip Prather said it was started near Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon roads about 5:55 p.m. Sunday, and three points of origin were identified — was burning in the in the area of Modjeska and Silverado canyons. Though the Santa Ana winds were starting to let up, forecasters predicted another day of temperatures in the 90s coupled with dry conditions. Evacuations remained in place for virtually every community east of Irvine. Evacuees were being sheltered at El Toro High School in Lake Forest and at El Modena High School in Orange.
The Hyundai Tucson Still leading the way in Donegal!Figures for the first six months of the year from January 1st until June 30th shows that the all new ‘Hyundai Tucson’’ that has been taking the country by storm continues to lead the way as the top selling model both locally here in County Donegal and nationally.Figures just released show that the ‘Tucson’ is still the No 1 best selling model having sold 162 units here in Donegal since January with the Kia Sportage in 2nd place with fifty units less sold and the Toyota Yaris in 3rd place some sixty units behind the ‘Tucson’ with the Toyota Auris in 4th.place. The Volkswagen Golf comes in In 5th place having sold approximately half the number of new Tucson’s sold here in the county.Nationally the picture in relation to the Tucson is staggering to say the least with 5,124 sold since the beginning of the year. In second place nationally comes the VW Golf some 1,500 units behind the Tucson with the Ford Focus rowing in on 3rd place and the Skoda Ocatvia in 4th. while the Nissan Qashqai is in 5th place nationally some 2,000 units behind the Tucson.A spokesman for Divers Hyundai, Canal Road, Letterkenny said: “We are delighted with the figures which speaks volumes for the Hyundai brand and indeed the success story that is the all new Hyundai Tucson.“As soon as we and indeed the dealers throughout the country got our first glimpse of the vehicle we all knew that it was destined for great things and it certainly did not disappoint.” Divers have also thanked their customers in Donegal.“We would like to say a sincere thank you to all Hyundai customers from all arts and part of Donegal and indeed much further afield who have collectively taken the Hyundai brand to staggering heights in recent years,” he said.“We would like to thank you also for making the Hyundai Tucson the best-selling car in Donegal and indeed Ireland since its launch just eight months ago.”View the full range and test drive>Diver’s Hyundai invite you to come along to their showrooms and view the completeHyundai range which includes the i10: i20: i30: i40 : ix20: Sante Feand of course the Tucson. If you are thinking about a ‘162’ plate forJuly we are giving up to €4,000 trade-in on your vehicle irrespectiveof year or condition as long as it has been registered in your own name for six months, is NCT’d and taxed.Diver’s invite you to come along and talk to our experienced sales team whowill be delighted to discuss your own individual requirements andexplain the various finance options available to you which includes thePCP option ( Personal Contract Plan). Diver’s Hyundai are open Monday to Friday and from 10am on Saturday morning so again a sincere thanks and remember> ……’’Change is Good’’ REVEALED: HYUNDAI TUCSON IS DONEGAL’S FAVOURITE CAR IN 2016 was last modified: July 1st, 2016 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:best selling carDiver’s HyundaidonegalletterkennysalesTucson