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Betis wants to advance their planning, as in 18-19

first_imgLaLiga Santander Betis knows that the accounts will be tighter than last summer and that is why it is already contemplating movements that may prevent the prices of some players from skyrocketing in the market. In the past summer, the club already had difficulties in streamlining efforts and had to pay high amounts for some footballers who were at the expense of the sports management. Cases such as those of Borja Iglesias or Álex Moreno, arrived almost at the beginning of the league, greatly affected the rest of the operations in Heliópolis.Precisely the structure of the next sports management is another of the dilemmas in the Baetic entity, that contemplates changes that could give a boost to this area after the departure of Lorenzo Serra Ferrer and the drawbacks that are already arising under this model in which there is no dominant figure at the controls of planning. Both the vice president José Miguel López Catalán and the coordinator of the technical secretariat, Alexis Trujillo, They took the greatest weight in the last two transfer markets and it is expected that there will be variations in the club in the face of their plans for the immediate future. * Data updated as of March 26, 2020center_img Betis does not want to wait until the end of this campaign to adjust certain plans for its next project. With the European banknote converted into an almost utopian objective, the entity is aware that it will have to further adjust its financial accounts in order to revolutionize its workforce again. “There are already many advanced things,” said the club’s corporate general manager, Federico Martínez Feria, in a recent interview with the official media.In this sense, a certain parallel is sought to what was achieved two years ago, when in planning for 2018-2019 the club managed to tie several reinforcements before the summer market arrived. Pieces such as Canales, Pau López or Inui became early signings upon termination of the contract with their respective clubs and after negotiations executed in advance.last_img read more

The controversial anti-Madrid clause

first_imgLongatwentyLogroño20,000 FonttwentyBarcelona100,000 PlayerAgeTeamAmount Velázqueztwenty-oneLogroño10,000 Armengoltwenty-oneBarcelona100,000 Maite Oroz22Athletic250,000 Eva Navarro19I raised500,000 AndújartwentyBarcelona100,000 Pineapple18Barcelona100,000 TorrodàtwentySpanish20,000 The next transfer market at Primera Iberdrola will be very different. The collective agreement, signed just over a month ago, includes several points that regulate the termination of contracts and the signings. One of these articles, specifically number 20, has generated great controversy. This is the preparation compensation whereby clubs can establish a clause in the contracts of the players under 23 years old whose connection is close to ending.A clause that many refer to as ‘anti-Madrid’, since many of the players that appear on the list, which has a total of seventeen names, were on the white club’s agenda for the project with which Real Madrid Femenino will debut from next June. However, from the employers deny this idea. “This point is to defend small clubs against big ones, exactly the same as occurs in the male covenant. He has not gotten into going against Real Madrid. Simply It has coincided that the agreement has been signed with the entry of Real Madrid“, they confirm to AS from the Association of Clubs.The controversy has taken hold after the statements of the father of one of the players affected by this clause, Athletic footballer Damaris Egurrola, in an interview with La Ser. “We did not expect it. She believes she has the right to decide her future. The sports director told me that if the club wanted, he could ask for a million euros. I replied that how could they ask for that after what they paid my daughter, which is a salary of 24,000 euros gross, “says the midfielder’s father, whose name has been strongly linked to Real Madrid. the case of his partner Maite Oroz, who also appears on the list and who would already have tied his future as a Real Madrid player, as AS has learned. His cases are the most famous these days, but not the only ones.Compensation is a replica of the masculineThe compensation clause, and not of training rights, has received the same treatment in the feminine agreement as in the masculine one. Unions and clubs agree that a copy was made on these types of articles. One of the parties to the agreement, Footballers ON, admits that there are certain “gaps”. “Nobody opposes this article, but we must claim that these clauses are consistent with the salary that the players have”, declare from the union, that it has put a claim for the figures set in this list. To this, they add: “as it stands, it is subject to interpretation. That is why we have asked that a limit be attached according to wages.” LuzuriagatwentyLogroño10,000 For its part, the employers reiterate that it is something “that has been in force in the masculine 35 years” and that it must be taken into account that if this clause is given, 15% of the amount is for the player. If nobody pays the compensation and the player is still in the club, he is forced to raise his salary by 7% of the amounts that was requested in the compensation clause.COMPENSATION LIST FOR THE FIRST IBERDROLA S. Rubio19Madrid CFF15,000 Laura D.22Madrid CFF15,000 Portalstwenty-oneMadrid CFF15,000 Battletwenty-oneI raised500,000 DamaristwentyAthletic250,000 CodinatwentyBarcelona100,000 Julve19Spanish15,000 * SER data confirmed by AS.last_img read more

In football there is a “minimal” risk of contagion, according to a Danish study

first_img“For me there should be no serious contagion problems in traditional football. Yes, in rugby or American football, where contact is much more common. In soccer there is only short-term body contact, so it is quite safe to play it “, Randrup Thomsen continues. “You have to try not to get hysterical about this issue.”The Divisionsforeningen, which decides on the professional categories of Danish football, is ready to take the study into consideration when resuming the Super League. “It seems very interesting, we will include it in our evaluation,” says the organisation’s director, Claus Thomsen. The Danish League has been stopped since March 11 and is considering returning at the end of May. Many Spanish footballers, and the AFE itself, remain reluctant to return to the competition as long as there is no full guarantee that coronavirus infections will not occur. Science begins to clear doubts, even if theoretically: a study from the Danish university of Aarhus states that the risk of infection during the 90 minutes of the game are “minimal, few”, based on the movements of professional footballers during 14 matches of the Nordic Super League.The study, collected by the scientific media, states that footballers pass on average a minute and a half close to another player, at least close enough to get infected if either of them has Covid-19. “The Danish National Board of Health considers it to be considered a relevant contact to be within two meters of an infected person for 15 minutes. So there is no doubt that the time that will pass on a playing field is not critical, least of all in an activity that takes place outdoors “, says Professor Allan Randrup Thomsen of the Department of Immunobiology and Microbiology at the University of Copenhagen.last_img read more

Boris Johnson gives the go-ahead for the return of the Premier

first_imgAll this, so long as optimum well being security situations are maintained and the an infection charge is managed from right here till then. Despite the fact that Johnson made no reference to skilled sports activities yesterday whereas spelling out some of the fundamentals of his de-escalation plan, the authorities has by no means hidden his want for him to return as quickly as potential as a method to preserve citizenship at house after turning into the United Kingdom in the nation with the most deaths from coronavirus in Europe.In the afternoon assembly of the Premier League the risk of beginning or not the Restart mission might be mentioned, though in the English press it’s already feared that it might not get the 14 votes it wants from the 20 golf equipment which are lively in the first division. In accordance The Telegraph, no less than eight groups could be in opposition to a plan that, though it managed to move the filter of this assembly, nonetheless has to persuade some gamers who don’t see something clear to return to step on a discipline of play whereas the pandemic has not been contained. After the confusion brought on yesterday by the de-escalation plan introduced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, The Premier League acquired excellent news immediately from the Authorities, and that’s that in his look in Parliament the conservative chief has given the inexperienced mild to a potential return of the competitors on June 12. The total particulars of the plan for the elite sport will, nevertheless, be revealed tomorrow, by which period the outcomes of this important assembly between the golf equipment to determine how one can remedy this season ought to be recognized.last_img read more

Queen’s-Grace Jackson organisers expect bigger, better meet

first_imgWith The Queen’s School still Jamaica’s only all-female institution to host an annual development meet, the organisers are hoping this year’s 15th staging of the Queen’s-Grace Jackson meet will be their biggest, most memorable and most spectacular to date.The event, slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. next Saturday inside the National Stadium, was launched at the Queen’s School board room on Central Avenue, St Andrew, yesterday.The event, a qualifier for the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships in March, is expected to attract as many as 2,400 athletes. It will cost $500 for adults to enter while children with school identification and under 12 will pay $200.Honorees at this year’s meet will be recent graduate Danielle Williams, who won the 100m hurdles gold at last year’s IAAF World Championships and Wayne Long and Winston Harvey for their long-term contributions as track and field officials.five scholarshipsMeet patron, Olympian and past student Grace Jackson, highlighted the fact that five scholarships worth $15,000 each will be given to qualified Queen’s student athletes.”I would like everybody to come out to the stadium and watch the show. We are going to have excellent performances,” Jackson said.Meanwhile, telecommunications provider Digicel are on board for the first time, courtesy of their Digicel Grand Prix series, which sponsors a number of development meets.Main sponsor, Lucozade, has pumped in $650,000 in cash, products and special prizes for athletes and supporters.Meet manager Olive McNaughton stressed that the meet is about the development of athletes.”This meet is not just for the stars. This meet is for development, I think the Queen’s-Grace Jackson Meet has done its part in terms of development in Jamaica,” McNaughton said.Competitors will come from some of the major track and field clubs including MVP/UTech, Racers Track Club and G.C. Foster, as well as from high schools across Jamaica. Teams from Cayman Islands, The Bahamas and St Lucia are expected to compete for the first time.The events down to be contested include 200m for all classes, 400m hurdles, the 400m for clubs and institutions, field events including triple jump and discus while the organisers are also hoping to have the shot put and a special 60m event.The 4x400m relays are scheduled to bring the curtains down at 6 p.m.last_img read more

Kenya celebrate, but more doping probes underway

first_imgNAIROBI, Kenya (AP):Some of Kenya’s newly crowned track and field world champions returned home yesterday and were ferried to a celebratory breakfast in a convoy of limousines bearing the logo ‘Hotbed of Champions’.Javelin gold medallist Julius Yego, 400-metre hurdles champion Nicholas Bett and steeplechase winner Ezekiel Kemboi were among those met at an airport in Nairobi by Deputy President William Ruto, who danced with them on a red carpet.They will also meet with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta tomorrow, Ruto said.Kenya surprisingly topped the medal table at the Worlds in Beijing ahead of Jamaica and the United States after winning seven golds and 16 medals overall.Middle-distance champions David Rudisha and Asbel Kiprop didn’t return home, instead travelling to Europe for the continuation of the Diamond League series.But while the East African nation celebrates, Kenya’s track federation head has announced that investigations are underway into the failed doping tests of two team members, who were sent home early from the championships.Joyce Zakary, a 400-metre runner, and hurdler Koki Manunga tested positive for banned substances in Beijing, further denting Kenya’s reputation, with the country already the subject of allegations of widespread doping and ineffective controls.On Monday, Athletics Kenya President Isaiah Kiplagat said investigations were underway in Kenya after Zakary and Manunga were provisionally suspended by the IAAF for failing the targeted doping tests performed at their hotel just before the competition.”In spite of being accused of using drugs, Kenya is still on top of the world,” Kiplagat said. “These two girls have given their story, and I don’t want to comment on that because they have recorded their statements. Investigations are on.”The federation had asked Kenya’s new national anti-doping agency to take charge of the investigations, Kiplagat said, even though the body was only set up at the beginning of the year and isn’t officially operating yet.”(The) IAAF is on top of things. We have asked ADAK to be on top of things, too, because indications are that we may have leads, and this time, if they lead us somewhere, there will be severe punishment,” he said.Kenyan athletes were tested three times around the World Championships, Kiplagat said, before, during and after. He said all the other Kenyan athletes were “clear”.Team manager Joseph Kinyua didn’t comment in detail on the two doping cases when he returned with the athletes. “Yes, there were doping claims, but that’s a story for another day,” he said. “We sorted that thing out and sent the girls back home, so it did not affect our performance.”The 29-year-old Zakary broke Kenya’s national record in the 400 meters in Beijing, but didn’t run in the semi-finals as news of the failed tests broke. The two women had accepted provisional suspensions, the IAAF said, but the world body has not identified the substances or said if the athletes have requested their backup “B” samples to be tested.Having previously denied they had problems with doping, authorities in Kenya were shaken into action when leading marathon runner Rita Jeptoo tested positive late last year for the blood booster, EPO, a substance undercover media investigations have claimed is easily available in Kenya.last_img read more

Horse Racing Results

first_imgTrack Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 800 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 4-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP-NW31. *LOVETTA JONES PFrancis 55.02. ROLEX RLahoe 49.0 3L3. SMART BIDDER SMuir 54.0 Head4. ALEXANDER VNajair 55.0 1/2LWIN: $83.00PLACE: $55.00, $90.00, $83.00Final Time : 0:48.0 Splits : 23.2, , ,Winner : 7yo b mare – OUTRIGGER out of PRINCESS GOODHEART by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : PARSARD,HARRY Owner : P. J. K TEAMBred by DONALD WILLIAMSQuinella : (3,6) $439.00 Exacta : (6-3) $483.00Superfecta : (6-3-5-1) $1,869.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. *RUNNER RUNNER SEllis 55.02. TEISHA’S DREAM RHalledeen 53.0 3/4L3. LUCKYBEGOOD WHenry 53.0 9 1/2L4. PEARLOFMYDREAMS RMairs 53.0 4 1/2L7. AWESOME ROCKET ADancel 55.0 13 1/2Late scratch : #4 REGINA’S WAYWIN$62.00PLACE: $55.00, $50.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:02.3 Splits : 24.0, 48.2, ,Winner : 4yo colt – ADORE THE GOLD out of UP FOR GOLD byTrainer : CHUNG,SPENCER A Owner : ALEXANDER HABERBred by HOPETON DRECKETTEQuinella : (7,8) $161.00 Exacta : (7-8) $181.00D/E : (6-7) $92.00Superfecta : (7-8-3-1) $295.00WINNIE ANGLIN MEMORIAL CUPRace 3 1000 M (R) (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES1. MESMERIZE SEllis 53.02. *SORRENTINO’S STAR PFrancis 52.0 1 3/4L3. SHEZA SPY OWalker 53.0 3 1/2L4. STUNNER WHenry 52.0 Sh.HeadWIN$ $417.00PLACE: $103.00, $55.00, $126.00Final Time : 1:02.1 Splits : 23.3, 48.0, ,Winner : 2yo gr filly – PERFORMING MAGIC out of WHEELS OF LAW by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : STEPHAN NARINESINGH & MARK ROBERTS & COURTNEY WALSHBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Quinella : (1,5) $127.00 Exacta : (1-5) $1,055.00D/E : (7-1) $556.00Superfecta : (1-5-2-8) $4,310.00Rolling Triple : (6-7-1) $1,249.00Race 4 1600 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. *HOLIDAY WEEKEND RHalledeen 54.02. NO MONEY FRIEND OWalker 56.0 Sh.Head3. PRINCESS TABOKIE OWhite 51.0 2 1/4L4. PRINCESS SHEMIKA OFoster 54.0 2 1/4LWIN: $225.00PLACE: $127.00, $119.00, $100.00Final Time : 1:44.3 Splits : 25.0, 48.0, 1:13.1,Winner : 4yo b colt – WEEKEND CRUISE out of FIGHTING QUEEN by BOUNCING BRAVETrainer : WILMOT,JOHNNY S Owner : RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQuinella : (2,3) $398.00 Exacta : (3-2) $826.00D/E : (1-3) $2,622.00Superfecta : (3-2-5-1) $3,268.00Rolling Triple : (7-1-3) $4,766.00DONALD TANKOY MEMORIAL CUPRace5 1300 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES1. DASH BOARD RLunan 55.02. *DOOLAHIN SEllis 55.0 1 1/2L3. DAYTON AFFAIR SMuir 52.0 4 1/2L4. TASHIE BABY WHenry 54.0 2 1/2LWIN: $284.00PLACE: $118.00, $90.00, $140.00Final Time : 1:22.3 Splits : 23.4, 48.2, 1:14.3,Winner : 3yo ch filly – DEPUTY’S REPORT out of byTrainer : CHUNG,TENSANG Owner : GEORGE W MILESBred by GEORGE MILESQuinella : (7,9) $297.00 Exacta : (9-7) $805.00D/E : (3-9) $1,559.00Superfecta : (9-7-4-1) $3,899.00Rolling Triple : (1-3-9) $15,718.00Race 6 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-2nd SINCE MAY 19(DIV.I)1. *LIGHT BRIGADE JErwin 54.02. MONEYNEVERSLEEP WHenry 53.0 3L3. RAJ KAPOOR RLunan 53.0 51/2L4. JOHN D LINJAH OFoster 57.0 1L5. YES WE WILL RWilson 57.0 31/2L6. TOKICO RHalledeen 56.0 1/2LWIN: $156.00PLACE: $70.00, $76.00, $117.00Final Time : 1:30.1 Splits : 24.2, 48.3, 1:15.1,Winner : 6yo b horse – TRADITIONAL out of OCEAN LINER by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by DONALD WILLIAMSQuinella : (3,5) $354.00 Exacta : (3-5) $581.00D/E : (9-3) $645.00Trifecta : (3-5-9) $1,287.00Hit-6 : (3-5-9-11-2-) $41,409.00Rolling Triple : (3-9-3) $3,996.00Super-6 : () $38,379.70Race 7 1200 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. EXPLOSIVE PRINCESS HLewis 52.02. *SOUND OF MIRACLE RHalledeen 54.0 1 1/2L3. STAN ROY SEllis 53.0 1 1/2L4. YOUR EMISSARY BBell 52.0 1 3/4L4. MARIA’S GLORY RLahoe 54.0 3LLate scratch : #1 SEAL THE DEALWIN: $169.00PLACE: $87.00, $83.00, $68.00Final Time : 1:16.0 Splits : 23.3, 48.2, ,Winner : 4yo ch filly – BURNING MARQUE out of EXPLOSIVE PEAK by PYRAMID PEAKTrainer : PIERRE,CHRISTOPHER C Owner : MISS SUCKIEBred by ELAINE MCMASTERQuinella : (4,9) $372.00 Exacta : (4-9) $846.00D/E : (3-4) $461.00Superfecta : (4-9-2-3) $1,025.00Rolling Triple : (9-3-4) $3,142.00Pick-4 : () $23,208.00Race 8 1400 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT FINISHED 1st-2nd SINCE MAY 19(DIV.II)1. *GLORIOUS CAUSE OWalker 54.02. FABULOUSCONNECTION PParchment 54.0 2 1/4L3. WINIT SMuir 57.0 7L4. HATTERAS JAnderson 52.5 1 1/4L5. PAPER N LACE RMcNaughton 55.0 2 1/2LLate scratch : #2 FIRST’K’BOY, #7 THUNDER HEARTWIN: $100.00PLACE: $80.00, $208.00, $102.00Final Time : 1:30.4 Splits : 24.1, 48.2, 1:14.2,Winner : 4yo b filly – TRACKING out of ORPHAN SONG by HAIL ORPHANTrainer : CRAWFORD,GARY L Owner : GARY L CRAWFORDBred by GARY GRIFFITHSQuinella : (6,11) $2,162.00 Exacta : (6-11) $4,600.00D/E : (4-6) $459.00Trifecta : (6-11-9) $2,827.00Hi-5 carry-over : $70,466.50Rolling Triple : (3-4-6) $1,291.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. ROMAN SPY WHenry 56.02. EXPRESS TRUCK RWilson 56.0 Nose3. TURBO MACHINE CBudhai 52.0 1 1/4L4. MIRACLE TRAIN JAnderson 54.0 2L5. BLUE BOMBER BOY DBadaloo 53.0 2 3/4LLate scratch : #2 BASIC INSTINCT, #12 BREATH OF LIFEWIN: $461.00PLACE: $134.00, $68.00, $117.00Final Time : 1:02.3 Splits : 23.4, 48.1, ,Winner : 5yo b horse – RIZZI LEE out of KRYSTAL CELERITY by HOMEBUILDERTrainer : PLUMMER,DONOVAN Owner : DONOVAN PLUMMERBred by WAYNE JUNIORQuinella : (3,9) $963.00 Exacta : (3-9) $2,481.00D/E : (6-3) $1,399.00 (6-2) $130.00Trifecta : (3-9-6) $4,332.00Hi-5 : (3-9-6-10-8) $272,028.50Rolling Triple : (4-6-3) $4,760.00Race 10 1500 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II1. SILVER CLOUD RHalledeen 52.52. *REGALLY BOLD WHenry 54.0 4 1/2L3. ANOTHER BULLET SEllis 53.0 1 1/4L4. SHINE OWhite 50.0 4LWIN: $138.00PLACE: $50.00, $%0.00, $50.00Final Time : 1:33.3 Splits : 23.4, 46.4, 1:12.0,Winner : 3yo gr colt – HE’STHEREALTHING out of PREACH PREACHER by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by WAYNE A. DACOSTAQuinella : (7,9) $94.00 Exacta : (9-7) $334.00D/E : (3-9) $2,539.00Superfecta : (9-7-8-1) $941.00Rolling Triple : (6-3-9) $6,828.00Race 11 1400 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($600,0-$500,0)NB4YO-NW41. FORCE DE JOUR PFrancis 56.02. *MISS JUANITA RHalledeen 55.0 3 3/43. STAR NEW VISTA SMuir 55.0 2 1/44. DIFERENTGENERATION SEllis 54.0 55. ASIA’S DREAM ISpence 53.0 1/2WIN: $195.00PLACE: $78.00, $80.00, $253.00Final Time : 1:26.3 Splits : 23.1, 46.1, 1:11.3,Winner : 4yo colt – SHARP HUMOR out of SONG BIRD TOO byTrainer : MORRIS,WINSTON G Owner : ARTHUR W FOREMANBred by BRANHAM, DOUGQuinella : (4,7) $297.00 Exacta : (7-4) $504.00D/E : (9-7) $651.00Trifecta : (7-4-1) $1,221.00Hi-5 : (7-4-1-9-8) $49,334.00Rolling Triple : (3-9-7) $11,733.00Pick-4 : (6-3-9-7) $18,280.00Super-6 : (3-4-6-3-9-7) $99,346.00 (6 OF 6)Pick-9 : (1-3-9-3-4-6-3-9-7) $1,000,000.00 (9 OF 9)last_img read more

Time stands still in 1,500m

first_img Kenya on top In Beijing, he did it again with a throw of 92.72 metres. That was enough to make him the third longest thrower of all time. The end result? Kenya beat Jamaica again by one gold medal and topped the table. There was another Kenyan first when Nicholas Bett won the men’s 400 hurdles in a time not far off Winthrop’s 23-year-old Jamaican record. Jamaica has recently made progress in the throws, adding to the accomplishments of Trecia-Kaye Smith, James Beckford and latterly Kimberly Williams in the jumps. Brilliant work has elevated O’Dayne Richards into the company of the world’s best. The same can be said of Pan-American discus winner Fedrick Dacres and Commonwealth bronze medallist Jason Morgan. Still, we need to dig in and develop our ‘non-traditional’ events. Just think. If I told you a year ago that a Kenyan would be world javelin champion, you’d think I spiked my Saturday soup with some white rum. If I told you that Kenya would also win the men’s 400 hurdles, you’d think I had a smoke for dessert to open up my ‘overstanding’. It is a stretch of the imagination to see Jamaicans beating the likes of Asbel Kiprop and Genzebe Dibaba in the 1500 metres. However, there was a time when Jamaicans weren’t world class in anything other than the sprints. So before our non-traditional event records gather more dust, it’s time to open up our collective overstanding. – Hubert Lawrence has taken notes at track side since 1980. It’s almost funny. Jamaica’s 1,500 metres national records turned 20 and 21 this year. Given that we view it as a ‘non-traditional’ event, it’s no wonder time stands still for Jamaica in the metric mile. Twenty-one years ago, Yvonne Graham, the German wife of ace hurdler Winthrop, set off as pacemaker in the renowned Brussels meet. Her assignment was simply to pull the field along. Led by Olympic champion Hassiba Boulemerka of Algeria, the big names ignored Graham. So, instead of dropping out, she kept on going … all the way to a national record of 4 minutes 04.35 seconds. She lowered the mark to 4 minutes 01.84 the following year. In the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada, England-based Jamaican Steve Green held on to fifth place and a national record of his own, 3.39.19. That was 21 years ago. Last year, Kenya clinched a position at the top of the Commonwealth Games medal table when Julius Yego beat Olympic champion Keyshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago in the javelin. That historic win gave the Kenyans a tenth gold medal to Jamaica’s nine.last_img read more

‘Busy’ makes push for ‘peace and love’

first_imgWell-known charity football organiser, Clive ‘Busy’ Campbell, made a passionate plea to the lovers and supporters of the game to play their part in assisting him to help save the lives of endangered young men of the inner-city communities of Allman Town, Kingston Gardens, Woodford Park, Rae Town, Franklyn Town, Tel Aviv and Rose Gardens, who are caught in a life of crime, violence and gang warfare.calling for volunteersCampbell has organised the Peace and Love Six-a-Side Football Competition, scheduled to begin in November, for youths from the respective communities and he is calling on coaches, administrators, former referees and players and persons generally interested in the game to volunteer their time to help mentor these young men.”Talents abound in these communities and all they seek is an opportunity,” Campbell commented at the launch of the Bell/Ziadie Memorial at Cuddyz on Tuesday.”Even though we have numerous schoolboy football competitions, there are many young men in the inner-cities if given the opportunity may just one day make the national team,” he continued.’Busy’, as he is popularly called, said he is willing to escort anyone who is interested in the project to these communities. He strongly believes this gesture would go a far way in helping to inspire some of these young men and assist in forging friendships and peace and love in these (gang) war torn communities, which in the long run will help to stem the scourge of crime engulfing the nation.”Fostering peaceful and loving relationships in communities is the only way we will see a reduction in crime. These young men are crying out for help and no one has the time to listen. So I am asking those who can to spend some time mentoring the young men from these communities,” he said.He added: “In life, the most important thing for me is respect, not money, not power, not glory. Once I have respect, I am okay.”last_img read more

St Jago will have to fight for win – Laing

first_imgIt wilL be the third meeting between St Jago and St George’s College this season, with the Georgians winning both contests.They meet again in today’s ISSA-FLOW Super Cup semi-final at Sabina Park and St Jago coach, Glen Laing, anticipates a very difficult contest, one in which he believes his players will have to fight very hard to prevail.”They will have to fight, fight. It will be a tough game, because when you play a team twice and it’s a quality team you can expect a very tough challenge,” he said.St George’s won the first meeting 3-2, and in the last game they fired three unanswered goals past the Spanish Town school.Laing noted that it is unlike his players not to score goals and they will be looking to trouble the St George’s net today.”We are designed to score goals based on our attack. We had to give them (players) a wake-up call after the last game. We did some serious talking with them and I expect the perseverance of St Jago to come through,” he continued.Laing declared that the Manning Cup was their prime target, however, he says they will be making every effort to move on to the FLOW Super Cup final as well.”We had STETHS last weekend, and we went through and won that one, so there is no letting up now. We are coming to do the hard work (in semi-final) because we are aiming for the two cups, although the Manning Cup is the one we would prefer,” he added.- Livingston Scottlast_img read more

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