Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Gauhati Sports Association (GSA) will start all its future activities after going through the government directives. This was disclosed by the secretary of the Gauhati Sports Association Dhrubajyoti Kalita. Entire sports activities of the state had come to a standstill once lockdown was imposed to combat COVID-19. Gauhati Sports Association also stopped its all activities for nearly two and half month because of this restriction. They were even forced to postpone their annual general meeting also which was scheduled to be held in May. Talking to The Sentinel Kalita said,”We are helpless. The situation forced us to stop all our activities which included a few events of the last season’s calendar and also our annual general meeting. We don’t know when everything would become normal and we will be able to start our activities.” He also added: “Recently members of our steering committee met through an audio conference and discussed on the current situation. It was decided in the discussion to wait for the government directives before taking any decision on the resumption of regular activities. So we are now waiting for the government directives.” It may be mentioned here that only national level athletes of the state are allowed to start their practice. State associations were instructed to follow all precautionary measures against COVID-19 before the players entered into the stadium and also during the training. Also Watch: An exclusive with Ipsita Bharali only on the Sentinel Assam
Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex GBA’s Andrew Lewis National Novices Championships
Strong GDF win nine of 11 fights; six via stoppagesBOXERS from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) proved too strong for their opposition when the second night action of the Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA) Andrew Lewis National Novice Championships continued on Wednesday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.The soldiers won nine of their 11 contests with five stoppages and one other where the opposition abandoned the contest.Winners for the Army whose contests were halted by the referee within the distance were; Delroy Murphy whose 52kg fight against Orin Rodrigues of the Republican Boxing Gym (Rep) was stopped at two minutes 22 seconds (2:22) of the second round; Delroy Garraway caused the referee to stop his 64kg contest against Quami Cumberbatch (Rep) at 2:30 of round two; Joel Peters whose 81kg division fight against his gym mate Joseph McKenzie was stopped by the referee at 1:42 of the third round; Aubrey Headley who also caused the referee to stop his 91kg division contest against his GDF gym mate Brian Tappin at 2:59 of round three and Anthanio Williams who forced the referee to call a halt to his over 91kg contest against Carryl Boxing Gym’s Ejad Allie at 2:57 in round one.Kevin McKenzie (right) connects with a perfect straight right to the head of his GDF’s gym mate Darnel Jessimy during their 64kg contest at the National Gymnasium on Wednesday night. (Photos by Adrian Narine)In the other over-91kg contest that night, Emerson Farley, also of GDF, was too strong for Oswald Yaw (Rep) and at the completion of the second round, Yaw realised that he had enough and abandoned the fight.Other winners for the defending champions of the Champion Gym award (GDF) were: Kevin McKenzie who secured a points decision against his gym mate Darnel Jessimy in their 64kg contest, Toney Gillis who defeated Travis Stewart (Rep) in a 69kg bout and Okimey Baker who secured a walkover victory from Nikel Ames (Rep) in a 75kg bout.Boxers from the Republican gym won three of the nine fights they were scheduled to contest. They were Trevor Williams with a walkover from Ishaun Khan of Harpy Eagles.Khan, who knocked out GDF’s Jason Mickle at 2:26 of the third round during their 56kg bout on Tuesday night, failed to show up for the weigh-in on Wednesday morning for that night’s engagement and so was disqualified from further participation in the championships.The other Republican winners were: Jamal Leitch who won by points over his gym mate Mark Chester in their 69kg contest and Germain Williams who beat Damieon Johnson on points in their 91kg contest.The Vergenoegen Boxing Gym (VBG) won their only Elite contest on the night’s card as Kelvin Moore scored a points decision win over Clinton Clarke (GDF) in their 56kg contest.There was one fight in the Youth category and this was won by Christopher Moore (VBG). He defeated Ryan Albert (Rep) in a 60kg contest.
Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Moyes Appointed Sunderland Manager
David Moyes has been appointed Sunderland manager on a four-year deal. The former Everton and Manchester United boss, 53, takes charge at the Stadium of Light after Sam Allardyce left to become England manager.“I have taken over a big British club, with a great support, and I’m looking forward to working in the Premier League again,” said Moyes.The Scot has been out of work since being sacked by Spanish club Real Sociedad in November. Allardyce was confirmed as Roy Hodgson’s successor with the national team on Friday. Sunderland chairman Ellis Short said Moyes was “by far and away first choice” to take control of the Black Cats and that he had tried to recruit him several times before. “He is a man whose football pedigree speaks for itself and is someone I have long admired,” said Short. “I have spoken with him on many occasions and I have always been hugely impressed.“He was my number one managerial target for the last five appointments, but his desire to honour existing contracts meant we were not able to bring him to Sunderland previously. To be able to finally welcome him as our manager is fantastic news for the club.”Moyes, who started his managerial career at Preston North End, was voted LMA Manager of the Year three times during an 11-year spell at Everton.He succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss on his fellow Scot’s recommendation when he retired after a trophy-laden 26 years in charge at Old Trafford. But despite signing a six-year deal with the then Premier League champions, he was sacked 10 months later and went on to manage Real Sociedad in Spain.Moyes was tipped to take over at Aston Villa earlier in the summer but ruled himself out of the running and the job went to Roberto Di Matteo.“I look forward to continuing the good work done by Sam,” said Moyes of the Sunderland role.He will be the club’s fourth manager in less than three years, following Gus Poyet, Dick Advocaat and Allardyce.Former Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham manager Allardyce joined Sunderland in October 2015, with the club second bottom in the Premier League and winless in their opening eight games. But they recovered to finish 17th, one place above their relegated north-east rivals Newcastle United.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex After Manning camp, Morris looks to lead Hurricanes to ACC title
Published on July 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm Contact Trevor: firstname.lastname@example.org | @TrevorHass GREENSBORO, N.C. – Miami quarterback Stephen Morris swiveled his head toward each reporter who rifled a question in his direction.Some asked about Miami’s new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach James Coley. Others asked about what Johnny Manziel is like off the field. The most common question Morris fielded, though, was about what Miami can do to finish better than 7-5 this season.The Hurricanes haven’t won more than seven games since 2009, a relatively long drought for a program with such a storied history. This year, Miami has most of its key pieces back, so the expectations are higher than they were this time last year. After impressing at Manning Passing Academy, Morris is eager to lead the Hurricanes to an Atlantic Coast Conference championship.“I’ve got to play smart, make better decisions,” Morris said. “I’ve got to know when to tuck the ball, when to throw it out of bounds.”After only starting one game his sophomore season, Morris started all 12 last year, throwing for more 3,345 yards and 21 touchdowns. His 3,415 total yards marked the highest clip in school history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut despite a strong showing last year, Morris knows he needs to focus on the little things to help Miami win the conference.“All of that comes with game experience,” Morris said. “I thought I got a lot of that under my belt last year. Now it’s just time to show it off.”Morris attended Manning camp in mid-July and said that experience helped prepare him for the upcoming season. He spent time with Peyton and Eli Manning and flaunted his arm and decision-making skills in front of NFL scouts and coaches.Defensive lineman Shayon Green said he’s seen significant improvement from Morris in the past few months. When the two chatted after the Manning camp, Morris told Green he sharpened his communications skills, and Green said he’s seen strides from Morris since the end of last season.“He’s a very hard worker,” Green said. “He has a great motor, he has a great voice, he learns from his mistakes and he has a short memory.”The pressure’s on Morris. He’s the face of the team and some are giving him an outside chance at the Heisman Trophy. But Morris isn’t zeroing in on that.Said Morris: “All the accolades are great, but at the end of the day I know what I have to focus on.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Tipp make winning start to league campaign
The Premier County proved much too strong for their under-par opponents and ran out 1-23 to 0-12 winners.Michael Ryan’s side – who were playing their first competitive match since he took over the Tipp hot seat – had the breeze in their favour in the opening half and weren’t long getting into their stride.Jason Forde, who finished up with 1-5 from play, got the game’s only goal after 13 minutes when he got onto a loose ball to fire past Dublin netminder Conor Dooley. John McGrath contributed 0-7, 0-5 of which came from frees.His brother Noel, who was making his first start for the Blue and Gold since beating cancer last year, also made an impact on the scoreboard – he got 0-2.Conor Kenny (0-3) and Pádraic Maher (0-2) were the other starting players that registered scores.Substitue John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer registered 0-3 after coming on for debutant Dan McCormack while Dylan Fitzelle, who replaced Patrick Maher, also put one over the bar.However, manager Michael Ryan will probably be a little dissapointed with the number of wides his side struck, particularly in the first half when the target was missed on ten occasions.Tipperary next’s Division 1A outing is against Kilkenny at Nowlan Park on Sunday Feburary 21st.
Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex US women set for historic hurdles sweep at World Championships
THERE has never been a one-two-three-four sweep at the World Championships. Come next week, all that could change as the United States look set to dominate the women’s 100 metres hurdles, where Jamaica’s champion Danielle Williams will be the country’s main hope of advancing to the final. Jamaica has had good results in the event over the years through Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Delloreen Ennis-London and Michelle Freeman, all of whom won medals on the World stage. Foster- Hylton won medals of all colours, her best coming at the Berlin World Champion-ships in 2009 where she took the gold medal. Gillian Russell, Dionne Rose-Henley and Vonette Dixon have all been to the finals and the country will be hoping to advance athletes to their first final since 2009. It will be a very tough task for the Williams sisters, Danielle and Shermaine, along with Kimberly Laing. The United States appear to have a stranglehold on this event. The good thing for Jamaica is that only four can compete at the Worlds and there is realistic hope that one or two of the Jamaicans can squeeze into the final. The United States have so much depth, in spite of their second best athlete in the world this year – Jasmin Stowers (with 12.35 seconds) – not making the team after finishing fifth at their National Championships. The US also got a wild card through defending champion, Brianna Rollins, who is the fourth ranked American going into the Championships, with a season best 12.56 seconds. It will be interesting to see the finishing order of the top four as world leader Sharika Nelvis, with 12.34, Dawn Harper-Nelson, 12.48, Kendra Harrison, 12.50, and Rollins will definitely fight it out for the top positions. Harper-Nelson is the most experienced, having finished seventh in Berlin, third in Daegu and fourth two years ago in Moscow. She will be hoping to go all the way this time and add a second global title to her kitty, following gold at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. However, she will find her younger teammates too hot to handle this time around and will be hoping that a fast time is not done as usually she is hard to beat anywhere between 12.46 seconds or slower. Following her exit at the semi-final stage two years ago, Danielle Williams has a glorious opportunity to advance to her first World Championships final. She is ranked at number six behind the Americans and Great Britain’s Tiffany Porter (12.56). Williams won her first global title last month at the World University Games in Gwangju, Korea, and looks set to improve on her season best of 12.70. 1 Sharika Nelvis (USA), 2 Kendra Harrison (USA), 3 Brianna Rollins (USA) TOP THREE
Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Theft of the Clifton-John Co-op Society
Dear Editor,We request, with much urgency, that our letter be published, as it addresses the plea of a group of dedicated people of the land, whose very livelihood rests in a precarious balance, with them having everything to lose.The above-named society was founded in excess of 50 years ago under the initiative of Booker’s Sugar Co, with 30 members along the Corentyne Public Road. Together, these people built their homes and farmed eleven acres of land that was allotted to them. Some graduated into mechanics and established welding shops; there were three commercial chicken farms, while the others remained as livestock and cash crops’ farmers.This co-op society ran headlong into problems with the Hanif family, and was subsequently thrown into a deliberate defunct state in 2012 by the aforementioned family. With the Booker’s lease expiring some eighteen years ago, multiple attempts have been made to renew the lease, but all attempts were denied.It must be noted that the former chairman, secretary and treasurer reside within the immediate vicinity, on the co-op’s lands.With the aid of a senior controversial lawyer instated as the new secretary, Mr. Hanif organised with his nephews and sons and one misinformed member of the original co-op a cunning and swift ploy to usurp the rights to the lands in contention. They approached the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) and reapplied for the lease, unknowingly to the other original members, and successfully reregistered the said co-op society in their interests. Thereafter, they issued legal notices for the original members to vacate the land they’d occupied and had made investments in.This act by men of no honour is an outright, unabashed and cold-blooded banishment of the people who had banded together, toiled for countless hours, and with humble resources had shaped and developed their fair square of earth with their own hands.We are calling on the President and the Prime Minister to please intervene in this delicately unfortunate and explosive situation, and use their God-given positions to initiate a peaceful resolution.Yours respectfully,Members of the Co-op
Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Charlie Lake Fire Department budget reviewed
The fire chief is currently the only paid employee at the fire hall, making around $100,000 per year. By Christine Rumleskie After the meeting, the Charlie Lake/Grandhaven Fire Protection Society met with directors to discuss the budget. Hadland voted against the motion to increase the 2010 budget. But Director of Area ‘B’, Karen Goodings says she has a different perspective of the proposal. [asset|aid=2635|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8bb984549ef676c97f18cfa524b85aea-Goodings firefighter 2_1_Pub.mp3] The fire hall currently operates on a volunteer basis, but has been having trouble recruiting volunteer firefighters. Advertisement A proposed $100,000 increase to the Charlie Lake Fire Department’s budget has been denied by the Peace River Regional District. During the first reading of the PRRD’s 2010 budget on Thursday, the board amended a few lines in the Fire Departments budget, including the addition of one paid firefighter to the fire hall.- Advertisement -Area directors held a meeting in February, to gauge public interest on hiring a new firefighter. Director of Area ‘C’ Arthur Hadland says there was little interest in the idea. [asset|aid=2634|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8bb984549ef676c97f18cfa524b85aea-Hadland – fire fighter 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement
Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Sun still rises on Japan’s cars
DETROIT – Consumer Reports’ latest auto reliability and survey rankings find overall domination by Japanese automakers, strides from the Detroit Three and stumbles from Europe. The findings, released Wednesday and featured in the magazine’s April issue, are based on more than 250 tested vehicles and data collected from 1.3 million subscribers’ vehicles. For the second time in 10 years, all the magazine’s top-10 picks are Japanese nameplates. This year’s list includes five new models: the Toyota RAV4, Infiniti G35, Toyota Sienna, Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Honda Fit. The list features vehicles that performed well in Consumer Reports’ tests, have at least average predicted reliability and adequate performance in government and insurance industry crash protection tests. The Toyota Prius ranked as the most satisfying vehicle overall for the fourth straight year based on the percentage of respondents who said they would buy the same model again, according to the magazine’s annual car owner satisfaction survey. The Chevrolet Corvette again came in second. Seven domestic models made the top cut, compared with four last year. Japanese models fell from 31 to 26, and European models increased from nine to 11. The magazine found that Volkswagen leads in overall test performance, followed by Honda, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Mazda and Nissan. But Honda, Subaru and Toyota get the highest marks when it comes to reliability. Vehicles are given a single score that reflects their performance in Consumer Reports’ own testing. In a new report card, Mercedes-Benz received the fourth-highest test score with 77 out of a possible 100. But not one of the German automaker’s vehicles received a recommendation from Consumer Reports because of reliability concerns. By contrast, Honda’s test score was 78, but the magazine recommends all the automaker’s vehicles it tested. Recommendations of the tested vehicles are based on performance, reliability in surveys, and crash-test results. The reliability of cars from Detroit vary greatly, according to Consumer Reports. While some models are good, even the best seldom rise to the top of their categories against stiff competition, the magazine reported. Chrysler posted the lowest score at 51, with 21 percent of the tested vehicles getting a recommendation. Ford’s score was 64, with 54 percent of its tested vehicles getting a recommendation; General Motors received a 57 with 36 percent recommendation rate. David Champion, the magazine’s senior director of automotive testing, said there was some good news for a domestic industry battered by a decreased market share and manufacturing cuts. “They are making strides in the right direction, but time is not on their side and certainly the financial situation is not on their side,” he said. “If they’re going to succeed in this market, they have to build a world-class product … that doesn’t fall down in any one area.” Among the domestic shining stars, he said, are the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, both of which have the same underpinnings as the Lincoln MKZ. The Fusion and Milan were on Consumer Reports’ “most impressive” list, described as having a nimble handling and a comfortable ride. Unlike many cars in their first year, the magazine said, reliability for both has been excellent. While Ford’s Fusion and Milan were on the top of the heap, Toyota’s subcompact Yaris made the “most disappointing” list. The magazine said the Yaris has excellent fuel economy and reliability but sloppy emergency handling, a lot of noise and an uncomfortable driving position. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Category: laxaiplyfgakyiex Sheer joy as Sevilla knock United out of CL
0Shares0000Ben Yedder dashes off to celebrate putting the Spanish side into the lead during the Champions League last-16. Photo/COURTESYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 13 – Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League as Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice in four second-half minutes to send Sevilla into the quarter-finals for the first time in 60 years with a stunning 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Tuesday.The Spaniards progressed by the same score on aggregate after a goalless first-leg draw. The visitors were deserving winners as they controlled the game throughout but had to wait for Ben Yedder’s introduction as a substitute to add a clinical finish.Ben Yedder put Sevilla in front 16 minutes from time when he blasted into the bottom corner before heading in a second shortly after.Romelu Lukaku reduced United’s arrears, but it was too little, too late with United boss Jose Mourinho’s decision to once again drop Paul Pogba certain to be scrutinised.Mourinho sprang a surprise before kick-off by recalling Marouane Fellaini at the expense of Pogba, who had also been dropped for the first game.Goalkeeper De Gea looks glum after conceding a second goal to Ben Yedder, despite managing to get a hand to the ball. PHOTO/COURTESYJesse Lingard also returned in place of Juan Mata in Mourinho’s only other change from the side that beat Liverpool 2-1 at the weekend.And Lingard nearly had an instant impact as he teed up Lukaku on the edge of the box, but the Belgian’s effort drifted high and wide.Sevilla dominated the vast majority of the first leg only to be denied by some stunning saves from David de Gea.However, it was wayward finishing rather than the Spanish number one that prevented the visitors making the most of their ascendency for most of the match.Joaquin Correa headed just over from a corner before Luis Muriel and Franco Vazquez fired off target when well-positioned on the edge of the area.Indeed, of Sevilla’s 10 efforts on goal in the first period only one weak Muriel effort forced De Gea into making a save.– Fellaini gamble backfires –Marouane Fellaini has his shot blocked by a Sevilla defender as United struggled to control the game at home on Tuesday. Photo/COURTESYMourinho’s gamble on Fellaini appeared to have largely backfired as he failed to impose his physical presence on Sevilla’s ball players in midfield.Yet, the Belgian nearly made the breakthrough with United’s best move of the opening period when he latched onto Alexis Sanchez’s layoff and his powerful effort was turned behind by Sergio Rico.The second period began in the same vein as the first with Sevilla on the front foot, and only a brilliant last-ditch tackle by Eric Bailly denied Correa a clear sight of goal.Chances kept coming for Sevilla as Muriel then turned a dangerous Pablo Sarabia cross inches wide.Pogba, who cost United a then-world record £89 million ($116 million) in 2016, was eventually introduced just after the hour mark with Fellaini sacrificed.However, even the Frenchman couldn’t kickstart the hosts and they were eventually made to pay.Ben Yedder had only been on the pitch for two minutes after replacing Muriel, when he finally broke the deadlock in the tie with brilliant finish low into De Gea’s bottom left-hand corner.Mourinho responded by throwing on Anthony Martial and Juan Mata, but their attacking edge was needed far earlier as Ben Yedder soon put the outcome beyond any doubt when he forced home a corner at the far post despite a despairing effort by De Gea.Sevilla should even had added to their lead as Clement Lenglet and Correa came close.Lukaku finally got United on the board six minutes from time when he swept home a corner.But it was to little avail as United have now failed to reach the quarter-finals for five straight years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)