New track boost for Calabar High

first_img “Some of that money will go back into the programme; some of it will go elsewhere. It’s a complex we are developing, so in the middle, there is a football field and we are looking at basketball because we want to ensure that we are putting up a sporting complex that will benefit the young men,” the principal said. Lights are also to be installed at the facility. At the launch attended by Sports Minister Natalie Neita Headley, Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association General Secretary Garth Gayle and Calabar alumnus attorney Michael Eaton, it was announced that the track will be handed over during a dedication ceremony set for Friday, January 22. The inaugural meet will serve as an incentive for 400- and 800-metre runners striving to replicate the impact made by Messrs Arthur Wint and Herb McKenley, former Calabar High School athletes described by Minister Neita-Headley as “two great stalwarts of modern Jamaica on whose shoulders we now stand”. At the 1948 Olympic Games in London, Wint won Jamaica’s first ever Olympic gold medal in the 400m; McKenley the silver. In Helsinki, Finland in 1952 both men were members of Jamaica’s mile relay team, along with George Rhoden and Les Laing, which broke the world record in winning gold. As such, the overall fastest times in the boys and girls 400 metres will be given the Arthur Wint Trophies donated by the Wint family while the top performers in the men’s and women’s Olympic Development 400m and 800m will be awarded cash prizes donated by members of the McKenley family and the Calabar Old Boys’ Association New York Chapter. ENTIRE SPORTS COMPLEX Besides hosting the inaugural staging of the McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic on Saturday, January 23, the newly laid track at Calabar High School is already reaping huge benefits for the Red Hills Road-based institution. Principal of Calabar, Albert Corcho, revealed yesterday that the school stands to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in transportation costs alone. “We are benefiting already because we usually go to the stadium to train. Once the track is officially handed over we cut out all of that,” he said, following the launch of the track meet at the headquarters of the Jamaica Baptist Union on Washington Boulevard yesterday. “We had to rent buses every day to take the young men to the stadium and back,” he added. He estimated that it costs the school about $15,000 a day for transportation, money that can now be diverted to other areas of the school’s sports development.last_img read more

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first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Tourism & Leisure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Eastern Cape province: Early morning on a beach in Nature’s Valley. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Early morning on a beach in Nature’s Valley. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Nature’s Valley, with the Tsitsikamma National Park in the background. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Tourists in the indigenous forest at Tsitsikamma National Park. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Tourists travel by boat up the Storms River mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province:Tourists travel by boat up the Storms River mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: The Storms River mouth inthe TsitsikammaNational Park. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: A fisherman walks to the sea near Coffee Bay, on the Wild Coast. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mthatha, Eastern Cape province: A display at the Nelson Mandela Museum. The museum houses historical texts on and photographs of the former prisoner, president, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s life, as well as a large collection of gifts, degrees and citations made to him. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image TOURISM AND LEISURE 12:{loadposition tourism}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

Retail sector recovery ‘on track’

first_imgAdditionally, in the third quarter wholesale trader confidence increased by three index points to 50 – the same as that of the first quarter of 2010. “According to Statistics SA, the volume of retail sales increased by 4.9% year-on-year during the second quarter. The BER’s retail trade survey indicated that the growth in sales subsided during quarter three,” it said. 17 September 2010 Survey shows ‘mixed results’ During the third quarter, the semi-durable goods sector – which comprises mainly clothing, footwear and textiles – performed impressively. The non-durable (food, beverages and toiletries) and durables (furniture, household goods and jewellery) sectors weakened unexpectedly. The majority of respondents said that sales volumes were lower than a year ago. This is while a lack of pricing power put further pressure on retailers. A majority of 16 percent of respondents indicated lower rates of increase in average selling prices. The BER added, however, that the survey had shown mixed results. “The results indicate that the recovery in the retail sector remained on track, although areas of weakness persisted,” the Stellenbosch-based BER said on Thursday. “These lower rates of increase in selling prices, together with the lower growth in sales volume, adversely affected retailers’ overall profitability” said BER economist Craig Lemboe.center_img The BER said that business confidence among new vehicle traders rose by 30 index points to 79, which exceeded expectations. “This to a large degree explains the steep rise in business confidence.” This as durable and non-durable goods traders indicated that the growth in sales volumes and the pace of average selling price increases was much slower than anticipated on quarter two. Wholesale trader confidence “The rise in business confidence was mainly driven by the consumer goods sub-sector, which includes goods such as textiles and clothing, footwear, food, beverages and tobacco, household requisites and pharmaceuticals,” said Lemboe. Confidence among retailers grew by 14 index points from 38 to 52, meaning that the index almost reversed all of the losses seen in the second quarter. Source: BuaNews Business confidence among South African retailers improved in the third quarter of 2010, says the Bureau for Economic Research (BER).last_img read more

Madhya Pradesh’s Bunder diamond mine, 12 other mineral blocks to be auctioned in September

first_imgThe government will auction 13 mineral blocks, including Bunder diamond mine in Madhya Pradesh, next month. The Bunder diamond mine in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh has reserves of around 34.20 million carats of diamond, according to the mines ministry.Two gold blocks, Chakariya mine at Singrauli and Imaliya gold block at Katni in Madhya Pradesh, are also among the 13 mines to be up for auction, it said.The government also plans to auction mines of limestone, base metal, bauxite and graphite, it said. According to the latest data, the government has so far auctioned 68 mineral blocks which are likely to accrue an estimated revenue of ₹1.99 lakh crore to State governments over a period of 50 years. Industry body FICCI had earlier in April called for expediting auctions of mineral blocks with known or explored reserves, highlighting that the average of such sales has nosedived to around 15 mines per year after the amendment in the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act.last_img read more

Tokyo unveil new logo for 2020 Olympics after plagiarism row

first_imgA ring of interconnected indigo blue rectangular shapes is the new symbol of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Opting for simplicity and harmony, organizers unveiled the new official logo on Monday, seven months after an initial design was scrapped over allegations of plagiarism.The winning logo, by Japanese designer Asao Tokolo, is entitled Harmonized Checkered Emblem. It features three varieties of indigo blue rectangular shapes to represent different countries, cultures and ways of thinking.”My mind has gone blank as I just found out my design won,” Tokolo said. “I put a lot of time and effort into this design as though it was my own child.”Organizers said the checkered design in the traditional Japanese color of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.The previous logo by Kenjiro Sano was scrapped last year over allegations of plagiarism because of its similarity to the logo of a theater in Belgium.A special selection committee was subsequently established to choose the new logo. The committee selected the winning design from four finalists that were shortlisted from 14,599 entries submitted in a contest open to the public.The logo has a corresponding design for the Paralympics.Japanese baseball great Sadaharu Oh, who was a member of the selection committee, announced the winning design. The unveiling ceremony was attended by Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori, International Olympic Committee vice president John Coates and Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe.”The new Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 emblem symbolizes important elements of the Tokyo 2020 Games vision and the underlying concepts of achieving personal best, unity in diversity and connecting to tomorrow,” Coates said. “I congratulate the Tokyo 2020 team for the inclusive process that led to this selection.”advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoCruyff: Great players will choose Man City over Man Utd

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cruyff: Great players will choose Man City over Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Jordi Cruyff believes the world’s top players would now prefer to join Manchester City.Cruyff, 44, joined United from Barca — the club built in his father Johan’s image — in 1996 when they were the dominant force in England.He said, “Like other players at the time, I did not need to think twice about whether I would join United or City. Just like Barca, United were irresistible in those years.“With everything that is happening and developments at City, it is no longer an automatic choice for players to choose United, and that is an even bigger concern.“United was not just a beautiful football club, it also followed up the football I was used to.“Home or away, United had a playing style, youth players and a winning mentality which was clear to everyone in the club.“If Barcelona have one bad year, they would still not finish any lower than 3rd in La Liga. That should be the case at Man United, but sadly it is not.” last_img read more

a month agoSampdoria president Ferrero challenges Vialli to get serious

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sampdoria president Ferrero challenges Vialli to get seriousby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has challenged Gianluca Vialli to get serious if he wants to buy the club.Ferrero insists he’s not the one holding up the sale.”I called it a song and dance, because if I want to buy a club, a price is agreed, it is paid and the paperwork exchanged,” Ferrero told Rai Due.“Anyone who knows about football gives their value to Sampdoria. When I arrived here, the Primavera youth team was playing 80km away, there was no home stadium for them, but I created Sampdoria Next Generations, a football school introducing kids to Samp.“I don’t know how much they are offering me, because I haven’t heard from anyone and there are no negotiations. If Vialli wants Sampdoria, he should come here and make an offer. You’ve got to stop attacking me about this.“If they give me the money Sampdoria is worth, then I will walk away. If not, I’m staying here, as Samp is in my heart and I am not afraid of anything.“I work for Samp from morning until night. Vialli is a legend for Samp, I know that, but let’s try to make sense of the whole thing.” last_img read more

11 days agoEx-Man City boss Pearce urges Foden to leave

first_imgEx-Man City boss Pearce urges Foden to leaveby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has advised Phil Foden to leave the club on loan in January.The 19-year-old has appeared just three times for City this season, and Pearce is adamant the midfielder needs playing time at a vital stage of his young career.He told talkSPORT: “In January, he [Foden] really needs to look at where he is at the moment.”Game time is absolutely vital for a player of his age.He’s coming to that age where he needs to play some games.”I think six months out on loan, if he hasn’t broken into the team, would do him the world of good.”Guardiola loves the kid to bits, but the bottom line is, you’ve got to play.”Frank’s chucked a few youngsters in at Chelsea and that’s probably brought Foden’s name to the fore a little bit more, because he isn’t getting game time.”You and I know the best experiences come from game time and not training.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

3 days agoReal Madrid must sell to buy Tottenham star Eriksen

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid must sell to buy Tottenham star Eriksenby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid must sell in January if they’re to buy Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.AS says Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen to free up the wage bill before dipping back into the transfer market for new players. Players at the top of Madrid’s departure list are Mariano Díaz, Brahim Díaz and Isco. The latter could be of interest to Spurs as manage Mauricio Pochettino has long been an admirer of the Spaniard. Their current league form may not provide an attractive proposition for the playmaker, however. last_img read more

Spike Lee and J Cole Offer Support for Colin

Spike Lee (left) and J. Cole (right) have been outspoken about their support for Colin Kaepernick.(Paras Griffin/Stringer/Getty Images for Universal/Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/Tim Mosenfelder /Getty Images)Spike Lee is continuing his support of Colin Kaepernick, who many have said has been blackballed by the NFL, by posting about an Aug. 23 rally for the QB.The iconic filmmaker said Tuesday, Aug. 8 that he is not the organizer of the event at NFL headquarters in New York City but is continuing to back Kaepernick.pic.twitter.com/AejLPaaWHD— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 8, 2017 I Did Not Organize And Set Up This Protest. However I Still Support My Brother And His Stance On The Injustices In The USA— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 8, 2017Lee has been openly questioning why the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been a free agent since opting out of his contract in March.“How Is It That There Are 32 NFL Teams And Kap Is Still A Free Agent? WTF. Smells MAD Fishy To Me, Stinks To The High Heavens,” Lee wrote on Instagram in March after having brunch with Kaepernick. “The Question Remains What Owner And GM Is Going To Step Up And Sign Colin So Their Team Has A Better Chance To WIN? What Crime Has Colin Committed? Look At The QB’s Of All 32 Teams. This Is Some Straight Up Shenanigans, Subterfuge, Skullduggery And BS. Ya Dig?”Kaepernick drew the ire of some die-hard NFL fans last season when he refused to stand for the national anthem. Although the star reportedly won’t continue his protest this season, he has been passed over by teams including the Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins.“The Dolphins aren’t anti-Black, they’re anti-idiot,” Fox News host Jesse Watters said of the team’s choice to go with Jay Cutler on “The Five” Monday, Aug. 7. “[Kaepernick] lacks respect and he’s bad for team chemistry and he’s bad for the franchise. … Colin Kaepernick wore a [former Cuban prime minister Fidel] Castro T-shirt, they’re gonna boo him outta there.”.@jessebwatters on @Kaepernick7 controversy: “The @MiamiDolphins aren’t anti-black. They’re anti-idiot” #TheFive pic.twitter.com/RvDb6x24Kt— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 8, 2017The Baltimore Ravens also have also expressed interest in Kaepernick but have not signed him, which rapper J. Cole blasted at his concert ahead of meeting with the QB, according to Billboard.“Baltimore, the type of s— that’s happening here, don’t you think somebody should risk they’re whole livelihood and their whole life to talk about this s—?” Cole said during thie 4 Your Eyez Only tour stop Sunday, Aug. 6. “Even if it cost them they money, they job, they life? Don’t that sound like Colin Kaepernick? Don’t that sound like what he doing? And he trying to come to Baltimore, the city that seems to need that s— for real.” read more