first_imgI t was only a matter of time before Christian Brothers Academy left its mark in the 4×800-relay. The event was first introduced to the NJSIAA Track and Field Outdoor Meet of Champions last year and in its second edition, the Colts set the meet record.The quartet of Conrad Lippert, Dan Mykityshyn, Tim Gorman and George Kelly, who won the Millrose Games back in January, added the MOC title to their conquests topping a loaded field with their 7:46.77 on June 9 at Lombardi Field in Old Bridge.The Colts brought three other teams under the record set by Freehold Township last year of 7:49.21.“We had a great race,” said anchor Kelly.Mykityshyn, the only senior in the group, pointed out the Colts executed their game plan perfectly.“We’ve used the same order all year,” noted Mykityshyn. “We all ran great. We couldn’t ask for more.”Lippert led it off for the Colts and after staying back for the first 600 meters moved the team up to the leaders in the last 200. His job, he said, was to “sit off the pace and chase.”Mykityshyn moved the Colts to the front on his leg passing the baton to Gorman, who opened up a huge lead on the penultimate leg.Gorman actually gave up the lead on the first lap.“I let him(WoodrowWilson runner) cut in front and I drifted off him,” said Gorman. “ I felt good on the second lap.”OnceGorman started his kick on the back straight, the lead seemed to increase with each stride.When he handed the baton to Kelly, the Colts were 30 meters clear of the field.“I was given such a huge lead,” said Kelly. “My goal was to go out fast (and extend lead). Jackson Liberty has a 1:53 guy (Ron Brown).”Kingsway (7:47.66) and Jackson Liberty (7:48.07) did close on Kelly in the final 100 meters, but, the race was never in doubt as these Colts managed to make history again by becoming CBA’s first 4×800 MOC champions.“It’s definitely great,” Mykityshyn said of setting the meet record and becoming CBA’s first winner of the race.Kelly had a very nice meet setting a personal best in the 1,600, 4:14.72, in finishing fourth.CBA’s focus is now on this weekend’s New Balance Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro today through Saturday. CBA won the indoor 4×1-Mile Relay National Championship and will be looking to duplicate that feat in North Carolina.The Colts Matt Pozo was sixth in the 110-meter hurdles (14.56) and Theo Foster was seventh in the 400 (48.80).Middletown South’s Christian Spaulding was fourth in the javelin (198-1) and Matawan’s Andre Hodge took seventh in the discus (170-9).Two Matawan athletes had to wait until Monday, June 13, to win their medals. A thunderstorm, complete with lightning, forced the postponement of the meet until Monday. The boys 3,200 final was in progress and had one lap remaining when officials pulled them off the track and told everyone to leave the stadiumThe Husky’s Dylan Spadaccini, the indoor MOC champion, was third outdoors clearing 14-6.In the long jump, Solomon Simkins was sixth (21- 11 ¼).Matawan’s Sara Isaacson vaulted her way to a medal in the girls pole vault finishing in a fourth place tie at 11-0. BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer last_img read more

first_imgSince his election as president of the IAAF last year, Lord Sebastian Coe has called on Gardner to play a key role in setting the future direction of the IAAF. Oceania Athletics Executive Director, Yvonne Mullins, will accompany Gardner to Goroka where they will run multiple Technical Officials Education refresher trainings for technical officials prior to the Championships.Chairman of the local organising committee, Philip Kamane, this week circulated the timetable and competition rules reminding all intending participants that the deadline for entries and payment of fees is September 20.He said Athletics PNG will be firm on its stance that no last minute entries will be permitted.Kamane said provinces who require accommodation should call him on 7262 0907 or email at entries should be sent to png@mf.iaaf.orglast_img read more

first_img“Picture Boy” trialThe trial of double murder accused Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier continued on Tuesday before Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the HighDead: Carl AndrewsCourt.State witnesses, Superintendent Edmund Cooper and ballistic expert Eon Jackson took to the witness stand in the new week to give evidence about the deaths of Ray Walcott, called “Sugar”, and his younger brother Carl Andrews, called “Alo”.Justice Sewnarine-Beharry also allowed cautionary and oral statements given by a number of individuals and ruled that the voir dire (trial within a trial) evidence was admissible.Superintendent Cooper, who is stationed at Brickdam Police Station, outlined his recollections to the jury of the investigation following the murders. At the time of the incident, he was serving as a Prosecutor in the Cove and John Court with Magistrate Sherdell Isaacs presiding.Dead: Ray WalcottCyon “Picture Boy” CollierOn Monday, the other witness, Jackson, who is considered by the court to be an expert in ammunition, ballistics and firearms, gave his testimony. State Prosecutor Narissa Leander led the witness in questions about the evidence he inspected in 2006.Jackson identified all the evidence and confirmed examining the bullets and AK-47 assault rifle submitted to him.Collier is accused of murdering the two brothers in Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara on September 23, 2006. Reports are a group of young men were playing dominoes at the Victoria four-corner when the two brothers were allegedly shot by the accused, who rode up on a motorcycle.The brothers were rushed to hospital, where they were pronounced dead upon arrival.The trial continues on Thursday.last_img read more

first_imgGovernment has moved towards mandating that drug suppliers register all their drugs with the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD). This will be in line with new drug procurement systems.This was highlighted by Ministry of Public Health Technical Advisor Cecil Jacks during a recent workshop for Regional Health Officers (RHOs) held at the Lake Mainstay resort.According to Jacks, who advises on global health supply chain management, suppliers who won bids for supply of drugs did not register imported items with the GA-FDD.He blamed this for the inefficiency in regard to prescribed drugs being given to patients. Jacks pointed out that this problem is simply because the evaluation aspect of the tendering process is not being effectively implemented.“There is a bad practice in Guyana where, when the Evaluation Committee is nominated and selected by (the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board), they don’t do their jobs; they depend on the procurement assistants from (Materials Management Unit) to do the evaluation, and then just send them the report and they sign off. We learnt (about) that,” he said.“That is a lesson we learnt; so the new trend now is to get these evaluators, lock them in a room for like a week or two, get the evaluation out of the way, and let us proceed,” Jacks explained.According to Jacks, the Ministry of Public Health also did not have a proficient procurement unit. This, he said, affected the way regional procurement was handled through the ministry.“For the very first time in its history, we have recruited an entire procurement unit, so we have literally built a procurement unit from scratch,” Jacks explained.It is understood that the staff that were recruited are currently being trained to understand the procurement system. Programme heads within the Public Health Ministry are also being trained to be compliant with various aspects of the procurement exercise and system.Stressing the need for quality drugs to be streamlined into the health system, Jacks noted that at least one supplier who had previously been awarded a contract to supply drugs did not have at least 75 percent of procured drugs registered.This, Jacks added, is more than an oversight by the evaluators. He said the fact that the quality of the drugs is not assured can mean that patients may not be getting adequate treatment for a specific illness.The Technical Advisor cited an example: “Quality is important. I had an experience in Region Two (when) a patient was given the Ministry of Public Health’s Metformin and the numbers (blood glucose reading) remained the same, (but) they switched to a private service branded Metformin and the numbers just kept coming down. So it means that there is a quality issue, and that is why registration with the FDD is important,” Jacks explained.Public Health Ministry Technical Advisor, Cecil JacksGuyana has, for some time, been in the grip of a drug shortage. Previously, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence had said that, in 2016 and 2017, several firms were awarded contracts to supply pharmaceuticals to the health sector but failed to deliver. This resulted in shortages that led to her authorising the issuance of an ’emergency’ contract for $605 million to ANSA McAL.The International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA) was one of those companies that failed to supply all of the drugs it was awarded, because it was not qualified to import some specialised pharmaceuticals.In January 2016, IPA was awarded two contracts to supply the Georgetown Public Hospital with pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. On one of the contracts — for $36.5 million — the company delivered only 80 per cent of the pharmaceuticals because it was not qualified to supply the remainder.The remaining 20 per cent of drugs consisted of narcotics, including morphine, which required special certification for importation. But the company was not registered to import those categories of drugs and was therefore denied a licence by the GA-FDD.Head of the Food and Drugs Department, Marlon Cole, had explained to <> that in order for a firm to import narcotics-type pharmaceuticals, it must be registered in order to be granted a licence. Cole said that in the case of IPA, the company was not registered.But it is argued that pre-qualification (a practice from which Government has moved away) could have prevented a company not registered to provide specialised drugs from getting the contract.last_img read more

first_imgCane Grove fatal chopping…says suspect’s presence drives fear into themBy Lakhram BhagiratThe family of 32-year-old Harrynarine Ramnawaj of Lot 8 Estate Road, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, said they feel cheated by the justice system since the man that killed Ramnawaj and maimed his father received “a slap on the wrist” and is now out on bail, driving fear into them.From left: Chandrapaul Ramnawaj, Sattie Ramnawaj, Ana Alcazar and Kavita RamdialOn October 15, 2017, Ramnawaj and father, Chandrapaul were at their Estate Road, Cane Grove farm when they were confronted by a cutlass wielding alleged ‘drug addict’ who unleashed fury on them. Harrynarine was chopped to the arm and bled out while on route to the hospital and one of his father’s fingers was severed.Dead: Harrynarine RamnawajThe suspect, Ramesh Persaud, 43, of Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, was on Monday last charged for the manslaughter of Ramnawaj, as well as the wounding of the dead man’s father, Chandrapaul; all on the same day in question. Persaud was granted $300,000 bail and is expected to return to court on December 1.However, the dead man’s parents are now calling for their son’s killer to be charged with murder and not manslaughter. They added that they are fearful for their lives and cannot go about their day normally, as the suspect resides a few houses away from them.Guyana Times contacted a senior member of the Guyana Police Force – who asked not to be identified – for clarification purposes, and it was disclosed that the decision to charge Persaud with manslaughter and not murder was made based on legal advice which was sent to Police from the Director of Public Prosecutions. In addition, this publication was also told that manslaughter is a bailable offence in Guyana.The dead man’s mother, Sattie, said since the incident, the family is yet to go back into their farm and they are suffering financially. “Nah far from we he live. We ga pass he fuh go the backdam. Me nah come out from da house fuh go nowhere before meh see am,” she said.In addition, Ramnawaj’s relatives explained that they have reasons to doubt the intentions of the Mahaica/Cane Grove Police, since they had not even informed the family of the initial court date.“When we went ah the Mahaica station, them tell me husband them want he deh. When we guh, he give a statement and them tell we when ah the court date them guh inform we. Sunday was we funeral, and we aint know that them got court Monday up Mahaicony. Them nah tell abbey that them got court on Monday at Mahaicony but them been seh them guh inform we… Them seh them guh mek we know which day we ga go to court,” the grieving woman lamented.The distraught woman explained that after the funeral, and with no information forthcoming from the Police, she decided to venture to the Mahaica Police Station where she was informed that the case was already called in the court.“When meh guh, ah come the Corporal come from court. He seh today is court day, he looking out for Chanderpaul. Me seh ‘how yuh guh looking out fuh Chanderpaul? You nah mek me know that Chanderpaul have to go to court’. He seh yes, he send two Policeman at the funeral to inform abbey… This time no Policeman nah come ah the funeral,” she said.Meanwhile, the dead man’s wife of five years, Ana Alcazar, told this publication that her major concern was the fact that her husband’s murderer received bail.“Three hundred thousand dollars bail nah supposed to be granted. He kill my husband and he walking on the street like nothing happened. Our lives are in constant fear. He leave me and my son and family to mourn and he walking on the street. How can that be fair? We need the Government [and relevant authorities] to see and come out and give us justice,” she said while noting that an example must be set.Alcazar said she is finding it hard to cope. The woman cried for justice for her husband, noting that he was the sole breadwinner.It was previously reported that on October 15, 2017, at around 13:00h, the now dead father of one and his 59-year-old father, Chanderpaul went to their cash crop farm when they came across Persaud cutting their vegetation and a wooden structure had been erected.Upon approaching the man to enquire what was happening, the accused reportedly began to threaten the father and son before whipping out his cutlass and dealing Harrynarine one chop to his left arm. The 31-year-old reportedly fell to the ground and when his father went to his aide, Persaud dealt another chop in his direction. The 59-year-old man blocked the attack with his right hand, resulting in his index finger being severed.With a bloodied hand, Harrynarine fled the scene and managed to use his cellphone to contact his brother-in-law to inform him of the attack.last_img read more

first_img“I figure it’s going to take a career, but I have plenty of time,” Woods said.Woods has not won a major since the 2008 US Open and has been nagged by knee injuries in recent years. Until a triumph in March at Bay Hill, he had not won a PGA title since his infamous sex scandal erupted 17 months earlier.Woods noted that Nicklaus took 24 years to amass his record total and that this is only his 17th professional campaign.This week, Woods will play at the Memorial, a key tuneup for the US Open at Muirfield Village, a course built by Nicklaus.Woods said he is trying to strengthen his faith in swing changes made with coach Sean Foley.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 29 – Tiger Woods spent 35 minutes answering questions from fans in an online chat session on Tuesday, saying that even at age 36 he has plenty of time to pass Jack Nicklaus in all-time major wins.Woods went on Google-Plus after what he called a comfortable practice round at The Olympic Course, site of June’s US Open, and the 14-time major winner repeated his belief that he will break Nicklaus’s record of 18 major titles.last_img read more

first_img The public purchase deadline is 6:00 Saturday night, and in the past 48 hour period the local outlet has moved about 240 bears. That works out to about five bears an hour, and it means, another sell out will require the customer purchase rate to more than slightly double in the final 53 hours of the campaign. So there’s the challenge Fort St. John, go for it.- Advertisement – The local outlet is participating for the 22nd consecutive year, and is looking for a 9th consecutive sell out. For each $11 purchase of one of the 2,400 customer sales package of bears, the LDB distributes one, of another 24 hundred allotment, to charities. However, many of those purchased are subsequently donated back to the LDB outlet and then added to the distribution total, for about half a dozen local charity groups.last_img read more

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – In a letter posted to the Huu-ay-aht First Nations website, the First Nation says they’ve received notification that Steelhead LNG has stopped work on the Kwispaa LNG Project.The letter dated February 15, 2019, says “We are deeply disappointed, and over the coming weeks your government will evaluate the implications  of this decision by Steelhead LNG, identify all go‐forward options, and assess how best to advance the interests of our citizens.”The letter doesn’t say why the project has been halted, and Steelhead LNG has not released any information about the announcement.- Advertisement -Steelhead LNG was supposed to source natural gas for the LNG facility from various producers in northeastern British Columbia and northwestern Alberta. Steelhead was supposed to build a pipeline from the Chetwynd area to Williams Lake area, southwest to Powell River, then across the Salish Sea to the Kwispaa LNG facility on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The targeted in-service date for the project and the pipeline was the fourth quarter of 2024.last_img read more

first_imgLos Angeles County health officials advised pet owners and veterinarians Tuesday to be aware of an outbreak of dog influenza that was first detected late last month at a San Gabriel Valley facility. Although the virus is only transmitted from dog to dog and there is no risk to people, Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding said pet owners should be on the lookout for signs their dogs have it. “Dogs can get quite sick,” said Fielding, who would not release the specific location of the outbreak. “It can occasionally be fatal.” The symptoms are similar to flu symptoms in people, including a cough, runny nose and fever, as well as the risk of pneumonia. Most dogs show symptoms two to five days after being exposed. The illness can last for weeks, but dogs are typically contagious for up to 10 days. Public health officials are asking vets to report any suspected cases of the virus to them. Currently, there is no vaccine for it. Fielding offered the following tips for pet owners who think their dog has the flu: At the vet’s office, make sure you mention you suspect your dog has the flu and don’t allow your dog to wait in the general waiting area to reduce the risk of spreading. If you have more than one dog at home, keep the sick dog away from other dogs; frequently disinfect the dog’s water and food dishes and the dog’s resting area. Use the same precautions you would use to prevent the spread of human flu, such as washing your hands frequently, especially after spending time with your sick dog and before contact with any other dog. The last outbreak of canine influenza was reported in September 2005, when four dogs that had been boarded at different times at the same facility were diagnosed with the virus. Public health officials conducted surveillance after that outbreak, but did not detect additional cases. (213) 974-8985160Want 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

first_img 1 Wales captain Ashley Williams (above) completed the match despite struggling with a shoulder injury in the closing stages.But Williams could be a fitness doubt for Friday’s quarter-final in Lille.“He’s a bit tender with his shoulder and the next 24 or 48 hours will be crucial,” said the Dragons boss.“We have to see whether it’s bruising, just an impact, or whether – hopefully not – there’s damage to any ligaments or a tear in muscle.“I thought he was struggling because he couldn’t move his arm.“There were only a few minutes left and I was going to take him off.“We had James Collins there ready, but Ash said he was okay to continue and I trust my captain.“We we were right to keep him on the pitch because he still made some important interceptions and his presence for us is huge.” Chris Coleman celebrated an ‘ugly win’ which secured Wales’ place in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.Wales were not at their best in a tense battle at the Parc des Princes in Paris as Northern Ireland frustrated them in a tight derby encounter.But Wales set up a last eight meeting with Hungary or Belgium with a 1-0 victory when the unfortunate Gareth McAuley slid Gareth Bale’s cross into the net with 15 minutes remaining.“We didn’t really play well at all, but that wasn’t our fault,” said Wales manager Coleman.“Credit to Northern Ireland who did what they do well, and that’s make it very difficult for the opponents.“It was an ugly win – but who cares? We’ve sat here before and played very well and not got a result.“It’s a good sign because in the three wins out of four we’ve had to win in different ways.”Whereas Wales impressed during victories over Russia and Slovakia, their two worst performances of the tournament have come against British opposition.Wales lost 2-1 to England in their group, Coleman feeling his players were poor in possession on that occasion, and they were stifled by a Northern Ireland side who started the game as underdogs.“I thought it would be difficult but they were tougher than I expected,” said Coleman.“If I’m honest we would have been better if we’d played Turkey.“It’s not because Turkey are not a good team, because they are, but it’s different when you play a home nation.“I was always a bit nervous coming into this game, but we tried to work on not getting too emotional playing a neighbour.“We played so well against Russia, which was a complete performance, but there was so much riding on this game.“It was going to take a little bit of luck and we got it with the goal we scored.“We had to earn it, we could have got a little bit ill-disciplined and lost our shape.“But we hung on in there when we needed to. We defended well, did our jobs, and you know with Bale or (Aaron) Ramsey on the pitch there’s a little bit of brilliance that can change your life in a few seconds.”last_img read more