US Travel Agents Golf Tourney tees off at Sandals

first_imgSome 80 golfers will participate in the 15th annual United States Travel Agents Golf Tournament which tees off today at the Sandals Golf and Country Club, Ocho Rios. The two-day event will comprise teams playing in a four-man scramble format, putting their skills to the test competing in various competitions throughout the tournament. Categories to be contested include Overall Champions and Runners-Up; Closest to Pin – Female; Closest to Pin – Male; Longest Drive – Female; Longest Drive – Male. Garth Laird, Sandals Resorts’ director of travel industry programmes, was upbeat about the event, noting that this year promises to be an amazing tournament. “All is in place for what promises to be a great event,” Laird said. “The Travel Agent Golf Tournament is of great benefit to both Jamaica as a golfing destination and Sandals Resorts, as it gives the travel partners a chance to experience the products first-hand and, hence, being better able to market the destination and facilities to their respective clients.” Partnerships with local companies The director also pointed to partnerships with local companies Red Stripe and Appleton which will showcase the collaboration with some of the country’s leading brands. He also noted that the tournament was not just showcasing golf and Sandals, but offering the travel agents a chance to see a number of Jamaican hotels and attractions, as some will be staying on after the event to enjoy the Jamaican hospitality. Laird said that as a venue, the Sandals Golf and Country Club has a distinct advantage over most courses. “Our caddies play an important role, as they are very good golfers themselves. Wesley Brown, Dane Bailey and Gifford Wilmot, who have all represented Jamaica in the Hoerman Cup event, are part of our staff,” he said. Sponsors for the tournament include Appleton, Red Stripe, Wisynco and Jamaica Tourist Board. The awards presentation will take place tomorrow at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort.last_img read more

Stanley Pringle trade tough pill to swallow for NorthPort rookie Robert Bolick

first_img11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Bolick, the third overall pick of the 2018 Draft, held back his emotions when he talked about the trade that transpired on Tuesday that sent Pringle to the Gin Kings for Kevin Ferrer, Jervy Cruz, and Sol Mercado.“Actually, it’s hard for me because this is the first time that I’ve seen a trade and I’ve only spent just one conference with him,” said Bolick in Filipino after the Batang Pier’s 107-105 overtime win over Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“My agent boss Marvin (Espiritu) called me and he said that the trade happened and I actually turned my phone off after that because I really couldn’t accept it. I cried because I want to be selfish for a bit and I want to be his teammate for a longer time because he’s one of the best players in my position.”Pringle, who was chosen first overall pick by the Batang Pier in 2014, played the first six years of his career sharing the backcourt with three-time scoring champion Terrence Romeo. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted NLEX posts first win, trips Meralco View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Stanley Pringle’s trade to Barangay Ginebra hit NorthPort guard Robert Bolick hard.The Batang Pier rookie said seeing Pringle go to another team wasn’t just losing a teammate but also letting go of a brother.ADVERTISEMENT Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing When Bolick came into the league, Romeo was traded to San Miguel and that left the other guard position vacant for the San Beda alum to slot into.Bolick’s arrival to the Batang Pier meant that he wasn’t just sharing the court with Pringle but also learning from one of the best point guards in the league.“In the one conference that we spent with each other, I’ve already learned so much from him,” said Bolick, who had 22 points and nine assists against the Elasto Painters. “My high-arching layups came from him because he has this really long stick and he would block my shots with it despite his [foot] injury.”Bolick, who has an older half-brother in Ormoc, said Pringle was a big brother to him and that it was the 32-year-old point guard that taught him moves during practice.“During the All-Star break we would go out, drink, eat, and just talk. Of course even if we’re with different teams we’ll still be seeing each other, I will call him and workout even though we’re opponents now,” said Bolick.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN LATEST STORIES MOST READ “I feel that if we stayed teammates for at least one more year then I think I’ll be an even better player.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judgelast_img read more

Rafael Nadal out of Shanghai Masters with wrist injury

first_img‘People evacuated on their own’ It is the second year in a row that the 19-time Grand Slam champion will have failed to appear in Shanghai.“As you all probably know, I had an inflammation on my left wrist during the Laver Cup and I haven’t had the time to recover and practice to be ready for this amazing event,” the 33-year-old said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I hope to be back in Shanghai for the 2020 tournament.”Tournament director Michael Luevano said: “We will obviously miss not having Rafa here at the Shanghai Masters. He has been an incredible supporter of the tournament and of tennis in China. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees View comments Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Team Europe’s Rafael Nadal reacts after winning a game against to Team world’s Milos Raonic during their single tennis match at the Laver Cup tennis event in Geneva on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)Rafael Nadal pulled out of next week’s Shanghai Masters on Friday saying he had failed to recover from a wrist injury.Spain’s world number two also withdrew from last month’s Laver Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award PLAY LIST 02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Lagunacenter_img Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down “Also, on a personal note, as well as speaking for the entire family at the Shanghai Masters, we wish Rafa and his fiance Maria Francisca all the very best for their upcoming wedding.”Reigning US Open champion Nadal is set to tie the knot on October 19.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next Pau Gasol has new team and new role—mentor to young Blazers MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img read more

Fisherman jailed for marijuana stash under bed

first_imgAn Albouystown fisherman who was on Tuesday busted by Police under a bed hugging two bags of marijuana, will now spend three years behind bars after admitting to possession of the illicit substance.Appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, Shaheed Ali admitted that on April 25 at Albouys Street, Albouystown, Georgetown he had in his possession 2.025 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Shaheed AliProsecutor Arvin Moore informed the court that on the day in question, Police acting on information swooped down upon the premises called “Gym Yard” where a search was conducted. Prosecutor Moore related that the 28-year-old man was found hiding under a bed gripping the bags. Ali was then ordered to come out of hiding by a rank, who reportedly seized the said bags and opened it in his presence; revealing a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.The defendant was told of the offence, cautioned, arrested and escorted to the Brickdam Police Station where he was charged with the offence.In court on Thursday, Ali said that he uses the prohibited herb for medicinal purposes when questioned by the Chief Magistrate.He was then ordered to pay a fine of $3,037,500 (triple the street value of the drug) and ushered out of the courtroom.last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgSATURDAY Bird Watch Walk, 8-10 a.m., Sooky Goldman Nature Center, 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills. Meet at parking lot below nature center. Bring binoculars. No dogs. Call (310) 858-7272. American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, 9 a.m. today to 9 a.m. Sunday, Robert E. Gross Park, 2800 W. Empire Ave., Burbank. Call (818) 841-2994; and 10 a.m. today to 10 a.m. Sunday, Calabasas High School, 22855 Mulholland Highway. Call (800) 227-2345. American Heroes Air Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hansen Dam Sports Complex, 11480 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. Free. Call (818) 631-8132. U.S. Navy Seabee Days through Sunday, 11 a.m., Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme. Free. Enter base on Patterson Gate from Channel Islands boulevard and Victoria Gate from Victoria Avenue. Call (805) 982-6000. John Burroughs High’s seventh annual All Classes Alumni School Picnic and Car Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Johnny Carson Park, between Bob Hope Drive and Alameda Avenue, Burbank. $2 donation suggested. Reseda High Class of 1987 Reunion, 7 p.m., Radisson Chatsworth, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. $94 per person at door. Cash only. Call (800) 655-7971. Johnny Appleseed & Cinderella dance program, 7 p.m., Sunday 5:30 p.m., Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets: $20-$26. Call (818) 243-2539. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Raheem Sterling is worth EVERY penny of the £49m Manchester City paid for him

first_imgRaheem Sterling is enjoying himself again, which is a terrifying prospect for the rest of the Premier League.After an arduous transfer wrangle that threatened to get seriously messy by the time it reached its conclusion in mid-July, the 20-year-old appears to have found his feet again.The £49m fee Manchester City parted with for his services is eye-watering no doubt, but the opening few weeks of the new Premier League season have highlighted just why Sterling was valued so astronomically.Liverpool fans fell guilty of casting the England international as the pantomime villain, particularly after he issued a statement to confirm he wasn’t the money grabbing youngster being depicted.But, while a plethora of ex-professionals slammed Sterling’s decision to pursue an Anfield exit, the more revisionist Reds supporter will understand the loss their side has suffered.Jack Lusby, per This Is Anfield and Bleacher Report, said back in July: “Liverpool have lost a supremely talented, high-potential young player, but now they must move on without him.“In 2013/14, he joined Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in spearheading the Reds’ unexpected title charge, particularly shining during the forward pair’s drop in form in March; in 2014/15 he excelled as [Brendan] Rodgers’ Jack-of-all-trades, in wide-attacking roles, reserved-defensive roles and in a stint as a centre-forward over the turn of the year.”The SASAS triumvirate that took Liverpool so close to the title two years ago was frightening but that verve and vigour evaporated quickly in a hugely underwhelming campaign last term.Sterling’s arrival at City has created a new attacking trio for Premier League neutrals to sink their teeth into. With David Silva and Sergio Aguero terrorising opposition defences, Sterling now has team-mates to rival the unprecedented levels set by Suarez and Sturridge. Add Kevin De Bruyne to that frontline and it’s an ominous prospect. 2 2 Raheem Sterling City’s valuation of Sterling is unfathomable but, at 20, it’s an investment. The £49m works out at roughly £5m every season for the next ten years – a decade in which the forward will hope to fulfil the world class potential he currently possesses. With City set to compete on a number of fronts over the coming years, Sterling will play an integral part in their bid to harbour silverware.In summer 2012, Manchester United paid Arsenal £22m for a then 29-year-old Robin van Persie. The Dutchman was at the peak of his powers at the time and was the catalyst as United romped to the title in the subsequent season.Van Persie’s injury record hampered the rest of his United career, but the inflated transfer fee the Red Devils paid for a player with no resale value was completely justified by the magnitude of his instant impact.Sterling, similarly, has already shown signs of what he can bring to a rejuvenated City side. Extreme pace is a rare commodity but ultimately it can be the most frightening character trait of an opposition player. Sterling creates fear amongst his opponents and, as we saw during Liverpool’s title tilt, he demands more attention. Silva and Aguero are already benefiting from his arrival simply because they have more space to operate within.Aguero, the league’s best striker, and Silva, the top flight’s leading creator, will only get better with Sterling’s presence. Defences will find it near impossible to simultaneously suppress all three, which should mean one thing – goals. The England man might not grab all the headlines, but just his presence has already allowed others to.City’s new blueprint, with Sterling’s introduction a crucial component, means they will probably win the title this season, injuries dependent. They have the best-assembled squad and the 20-year-old, a European Golden Boy award winner in 2014, is emblematic of their new refreshing identity.In a summer of exorbitant transfer fees the Manchester clubs raised more than a few eyebrows. In five to ten years time, however, it is City who will be reaping the rewards from their outlays. £49m is a drop in the ocean for the City owners and given the current transfer market and the way Sterling has already transformed the Premier League leaders’ dynamic, he might just be worth every penny.last_img read more

First-half goals send LyIT ladies on way to fine opening day win

first_imgLETTERKENNY Institute of Technology overcame Ulster University, Jordanstown to begin the new CUFL season in fine fashion at the Port Road today.Letterkenny Institute of Technology 2 Ulster University, Jordanstown 0By Chris McNulty at LyIT Tara O’Connor and Zoe Green netted goals in the first half as LyIT took victory on a  pretty comfortable afternoon.Played at times in torrid conditions, the game was controlled by the hosts, who included a few new faces in their ranks.Among the new scholars was O’Connor, who broke the deadlock on the half-hour.Goalkeeper Aoife McColgan’s direct long ball invited O’Connor and she kept cool and composed to get around Caoimhe Callaghan, the UU ‘keeper, to tuck home. Before then, LyIT could have been ahead.Mary Jane Doherty stabbed wide just before O’Connor’s goal, while an early O’Connor effort was well blocked by Rebecca Cargill in the area.It took a fine save by Callaghan to keep Green from opening the scoring in the 24th minute. The Illies player let fly with a fine left-footed effort, but Callaghan got down to make the save, at the expense of a corner.Amy Hyndman was unfortunate to see her effort, after good work down the right by Aisling Nee and Green, created the opening. Four minutes before the break, LyIT – who had an effort ruled out for an offside a few moments earlier – doubled the lead. Lauren Cregan skipped into the area and was fouled just as she eyed up the target. Assistant referee Frank Duff flagged for the penalty and Green stepped up to tuck home from 12 yards.O’Connor was close to a second while Callaghan saved from home captain Nicole Gordon at close range. As LyIT continued to press, Cregan shot over and sub Julie Trearty lobbed just wide of the far post. Letterkenny Institute of Technology: Aoife McColgan, Aisling Nee, Grainne O’Neill, Chantel Kelly, Danielle McLaughlin, Nicole Gordon, Zoe Green, Mary Jane Doherty, Lauren Cregan, Tara O’Connor, Amy Hyndman.Ulster University, Jordanstown: Caoimhe Callaghan, Rebecca Cargill, Ashton Hunter, Cara Murray, Morganne Begge, Alison McMaster, Chloe Orr, Michelle McDaid, Niamh Ruddy, Niamh Connolly, Louise Devlin.Referee: Vincent McLoughlin.First-half goals send LyIT ladies on way to fine opening day win was last modified: October 9th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Aoife McColganJohnny BairdLauren CreganLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITNicole GordonTara O’ConnorZoe Greenlast_img read more

Jorginho’s agent urges patience with style of play under Sarri

first_img Jorginho has been booed by Chelsea fans in recent weeks Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Jorginho followed Sarri from Napoli to Stamford Bridge in the summer, and the midfielder’s agent admits he is hoping for a reunion in Baku.“The Europa League is a very important objective, they need to deal with the quarter-final against Slavia Prague,” Santos said.“Then if everything goes well they can reach the final, we hope that there could be a final against Napoli.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow The Blues slipped to another damning away defeat on Sunday, losing 2-0 at Everton, and fans continue to grow frustrated under the new regime.Chants of ‘f*** Sarri-ball’ have been ringing around Stamford Bridge and Jorginho, the man who represents Chelsea’s new style of play, has been jeered off the pitch.But the midfielder’s agent, Joao Santos, insists ‘Sarri-ball’ will eventually flourish in west London if given the time it needs. LIVE on talkSPORT Chelsea’s hopes of finishing in the top four have suffered a serious blow in recent weeks, with just one point taken from their previous two league games.Languishing in sixth place, the Blues face a second consecutive season without Champions League football, however they can qualify by winning the Europa League.Sarri’s men have a favourable route to the final, with Slavia Prague waiting in the last eight, and could potentially meet Napoli in the final. Maurizio Sarri’s job is under threat Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions There are eight live commentaries across the talkSPORT network this week. Find out what they are and where to hear them, below… RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 REVEALED Jorginho’s agent has urged Chelsea to be patient with manager Maurizio Sarri, insisting the Italian needs time to implement his philosophy.Reports claim Sarri could be sacked during the international break following a run of poor results. Germany vs Serbia (Wednesday) – talkSPORT 2Kazakhstan vs Scotland (Thursday) – talkSPORT 2England vs Czech Republic (Friday) – talkSPORTWalsall vs Barnsley (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Shrewsbury vs Portsmouth (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2Gibraltar vs Republic of Ireland (Saturday) – talkSPORT 2San Marino vs Scotland (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2Netherlands vs Germany (Sunday) – talkSPORT 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS ADVICE no dice 2 BEST OF REPLY “The first year in the Premier League is always difficult, we hope that next year can be better,” he told CalcioNapoli24.“The level of their game needs to be raised and Jorginho wants to do that as well, we just need to wait for the right technical and tactical solution.“When you have a new style of play, you need time to do things in the best way possible. We must wait for the future, because English football is fantastic for sure.”last_img read more

Former Arsenal midfielder set for technical director role at Emirates

first_img Edu is set to return to Arsenal’s technical director Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Former Arsenal midfielder Edu is in line to become Arsenal’s technical director, according to reports.The 40-year-old is currently coordinator of the Brazilian FA national teams, with his former side viewing him as the perfect candidate to become their technical director, the Daily Mail claim. tense Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT deals Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img 1 shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker The Gunners are still on the hunt to fill the position after they were snubbed by Monchi last month, who opted to return to Sevilla.Arsenal are prepared to play the waiting game for Edu, who would not move to the Emirates until after Brazil’s Copa America campaign finishes in the summer, where they are the host nation. REVEALED no dice huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Edu spent four years with Arsenal, before departing to Valencia in 2005.He was part of the famous ‘Invincibles’ squad of 2003-04 and won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups.His arrival is expected to coincide with the arrival of fellow Brazilian, forward Gabriel Martinelli, who Arsenal are keen to bring in as their first summer signing.last_img read more

Ex-Arsenal star continues stunning return with first goal for Spain since 2016

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Cazorla’s career had been in limbo back in 2016 after an Achilles injury which saw him spend two years out of action.The area became infected and ate away 8cm of his tendon leading to multiple operations, including taking a skin graft from his arm, which had a tattoo on it, to patch up the area. rookie error Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta The strike, finishing off a nice move, was the Spanish side’s second of the game and almost exactly four years after his last strike, against England in 2015.Alvaro Morata, Pau Torres, Pablo Sarabia, Dani Olmo, Gerard Moreno and Jesus Navas also found the back of the net in Cadiz.Spain had already secured a place at the 2020 European Championship with 1-1 draw against Sweden in October. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Spain secured top spot in their Euro 2020 qualification group by thrashing Malta on Friday night but there was only one story most cared about from the match.Former Arsenal star Santi Cazorla continued his incredible comeback by scoring his first international goal since his return from a career threatening injury. AFP or licensors He was initially told he should be satisfied with being able to walk again but was handed another chance at top level football by former club Villarreal following his release from Arsenal in 2018 and he’s rebuilt his career from there.Cazorla had a fine first campaign with the Yellow Submarine and earned an international recall five months ago and now has a goal to his for the first time since 2015. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future 3 appointed Cazorla has overcome his injury woes Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman on target update 3 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Cazorla shoots against Malta Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ 😍 ¡Qué alegría verte así, @19SCazorla!#UnidosPorUnRETO pic.twitter.com/6EBpntezNU— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) November 15, 2019 PEP TALK targets LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ latest statement AFP or Licensors Getty Images – Getty Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 3 Santi Cazorla celebrates scoring for Spain stalemate last_img read more