BSW Regupol awarded contract for Linden’s synthetic track

first_img… Construction to commence by end of 2017By Joe ChapmanSOCIAL Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton, who has responsibility for Sport, has disclosed that the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board has approved the award of a contract totalling $160M for the construction of a 400m synthetic track at the Bayrock Community Centre ground in Wismar, Linden and work is expected to commence by the end of 2017.Minister Norton and a team from his Social Cohesion Ministry were in Linden last Sunday when the disclosure was made to stakeholders present at the site for the new facility.President of the Bayrcok Community Centre Lance Easton, Regional Member of Parliament Jermain Figuiera, Technical Officer in the Ministry of Cohesion Natasha Singh-Lewis, Deputy Permanent Secretary Steve Ninvalle and Deputy Director of Sport Brian Smith accompanied Minister Norton on his visit.Norton explained that renowned German company BSW Regupol was awarded the contract to design and supervise the construction of synthetic tracks in Linden and Berbice.The consultancy service was for a sum of US$25,150, stated Minister Norton, who added “the whole project that is for the laying of the track and everything US$758 000 plus which is G$160M. It is divided into two phases. The consultancy is US$25 000 which is G$5M, the three-stage preparation of the ground that is not finalised as yet, the laying of the synthetic material is G$59M.”“Amenities which include fencing, drainage, rest rooms and so on G$60M, brings it to about G$124M. So these are the kinds of figures we have available and of course we have a limited time. This is a capital project from Central Government through the Ministry in collaboration with the municipality which is listed as a stakeholder,” said Minister Norton.Prior to the change of Government in 2015, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) had earmarked the Bayrock Community Centre ground for one of the FIFA Forward Programme.“I had a discussion with the president of the GFF, Wayne Forde, with regard to that same project being still on the menu again. Forde said with regard to the discussion now, with the synthetic track being put down in the community, they are not diametrically opposed to working with the government in establishing the football pitch in the centre of the synthetic track,” said MP Figuiera.The construction of the synthetic track in Linden and in Berbice is a realisation of a campaign promise by the Coalition Government.last_img read more

Liverpool, C-NS hockey both fall to West Genesee

first_imgC-NS goalies Jordan Miller and Kaii Van Luven had 26 saves. James Schneid was the only Wildcats player to score twice, single goals going to Andrew Schneid, Tom Shields, Billy Fisher, Alex DeSantis and Joe McLaughlin.When it was Liverpool’s turn against West Genesee 24 hours later on that same Shove Park ice, the Warriors were unable to get on the board in a 3-0 loss.Liverpool managed just seven shots all night against a stingy WG defense, while it had to absorb plenty of pressure, which James Welch handled well, recording 28 saves. Tags: C-NSice hockeyliverpool Ultimately, the Wildcats found the net three times, all in the first two periods, with single goals by Fisher, Jake Kopek and Anthony Felix.Again on the road Wednesday, C-NS faced Rome Free Academy at Kennedy Arena, and things did not turn around as the Northstars fell 5-1 to the Black Knights.Other than Tyler Murray’s third-period goal, C-NS was quieted by an RFA defense anchored by goalie Isaiah Nebush, who had 29 saves. On the other end, the Black Knights’ Jake Hall burned the Northstars with three goals and one assist.Another road trip followed on Friday night, C-NS now at the Morrisville State College IcePlex taking on a Cazenovia side that had won back-to-back games after starting the season 0-7.And the Lakers nearly made it three in a row, bolting to a 4-1 lead through two periods, But the Northstars made it all the way back in the third period to tie it and then won 6-5 in overtime.Matt Cramer led the comeback, netting a three-goal hat trick plus an assist. Carter Wisely had a goal and two assists, with Tanner Long and Braylen Tuff also converting. Holden Sarosy and Nick Tangretti each had one assist.Back on Thursday, it was Liverpool against reigning state Division I champion Syracuse at Meachem Rink. The Cougars, who had won four in a row, had little trouble running that streak to five as it overwhelmed the Warriors 11-1.Connor Boland’s first-period goal, assisted by Matt Gagnon, prevented a shutout, but that came as Syracuse built a 5-1 advantage in that opening frame, and would take it further.Gavin Buza finished with 19 saves for Liverpool as the Cougars’ Kaleb Benedict got five goals and two assists, while Ryan Durand had four goals and two assists.On Tuesday night, Liverpool takes on CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt at Onondaga Nation Arena before the Warriors host Ithaca on Friday. C-NS hosts Ontario Bay that same Friday after meeting Baldwinsville Tuesday at Lysander.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img When the Cicero-North Syracuse ice hockey team put a scare into West Genesee in a 3-2 defeat Jan. 9 at the Twin Rinks, it gave the Northstars reason to think that it could make the rematch at Shove Park four days later just as tough.But the Wildcats took away those dreams in a hurry, bolting out to a 4-0 lead before the first period ended and going on to defeat C-NS 7-1.Led by James Schneid, who had two goals and two assists, WG used its depth to wear the Northstars down and nearly had a shutout before Carter Wisely scored in the third period, assisted by Tanner Long and Aidan Long.last_img read more

After missing much of 2013 season with illness, Lennon returns to Syracuse cross-country

first_img Published on September 17, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Jon: | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ During the heart of the cross-country season last year, Dan Lennon wasn’t running with his teammates. He wasn’t in the training room or practicing by himself, either.Lennon was in his bed, unable to leave for about a week. He often felt like he was going to pass out. Usually, he’d throw up two or three times a day. It was good if he didn’t feel completely exhausted.“He had been training hard and he had expected a lot from himself at that point,” said Betsy Lennon, his mother. “He had been training hard and then to get sick like that — he was pretty down.”Lennon didn’t know what the sickness was, but his season was over. The junior spent the next few months resting, eating healthier and working out to bring his body back to where it was, and it’s given him extra motivation already this year.He finished sixth overall at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational at Pennsylvania State University on Saturday and is hoping for an All-American-caliber season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think I must’ve just been working a little bit too hard and not eating enough or not getting enough sleep,” Lennon said. “But I’ve been taking care of that a lot more this season. “It all started the morning of the Wisconsin Invitational in October, one of SU’s biggest meets of the year.Lennon had just one race under his belt on the year — a 20th-place finish at Boston College three weeks earlier.“I woke up and I’m like ‘This isn’t going to be a good day,’” Lennon said. “I had the warm-up for the race and I felt like I was going to throw up right there.”Lennon decided to run despite feeling nauseous, a decision he regretted. He finished 281st out of 287 runners.After being out for over a month, Lennon attempted his first workout since being sick in November. Head coach Chris Fox told him if the workout went well, he’d try running him in regionals.It didn’t.“I couldn’t break five minutes in the mile,” Lennon said. “It was horrible. I couldn’t even believe it. It was a terrible feeling. Everything bad that could’ve happened, happened.”From there, he waited. Lennon didn’t try to work out again until December. He started slow with an hour on the stationary bike and 15 minutes of running every day.During winter break was when it all came together. He was eating healthier, running two times a day and making sure to nap in between runs.“It was difficult, but I just remember thinking, ‘I need to get back to where I was,’” Lennon said. “‘I need to be there for cross next year.”Lennon contemplated skipping the track season to get back for cross-country, but was running full workouts again by January. At the Penn State Invitational on Feb. 1 he placed second overall in the men’s indoor track 5,000-meter race.He then finished sixth in the 10,000-meter event at the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championship.Heading into this year, Betsy Lennon said her son was dedicated to maximizing his last two years of college running. Fox said Lennon will be successful if healthy, and can be anywhere from the first- to the fourth-best runner on the team on a given day.Lennon has increased the amount he stretches, and also bakes and grills his chicken instead of frying it, thanks to a cookbook his mother made him to take to school.He’s also more conscious of the sleep he gets this season, staying in bed on his own terms.“Now that he’s back this year, I think he’s kind of been on a mission to prove that he was supposed to be there last year,” junior Martin Hehir said. “He’s head and shoulders above where he was, so we’re really excited.” Commentslast_img read more

USC men’s water polo team survives overtime thriller

first_imgHigh drama and USC men’s water polo home games have rarely gone together over the past few years.But with the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season title on the line, that’s exactly what the packed house at McDonald’s Swim Stadium got — senior driver Justin Rappel hitting on two dramatic scores late in the game — as No. 1 USC edged Stanford 13-12 in overtime early Saturday afternoon.Daily Trojan | Katelynn WhitakerOn a 37-game winning streak at home that spans nearly five seasons, the Trojans have rarely dealt with late-game pressure, but the No. 3 Cardinal (19-2, 6-1) proved hard to handle.Rappel and the Trojans (21-1, 7-0) dealt with ferocious Stanford offensive attack and defensive pressure all game. Unable to stop Stanford after holding them to a single goal in the first period, the Trojans were forced to counter with some offensive fireworks of their own.Senior two-meter Jordan Thompson played what USC coach Jovan Vavic called “the best he has ever played for us,” scoring four goals and firing up the Homecoming Weekend crowd, who were hooked on the energy the senior was bringing to the pool.But that doesn’t tell the whole story of Thompson’s dominant day.“Not only did he score four goals, but he drew five ejections,” Vavic noted.The six-on-five advantages that the Thompson and the Trojans drew were especially important for USC, who needed all the help they could get on offense. By the end of the match, the Trojans had given their worst defensive effort of the season, the 12 goals the most they had given up since 2006.As the fourth quarter came to a close, Stanford’s senior Janson Wigo scored his fourth goal to put the Cardinal up 11-10 with three minutes remaining. Down for the second time in the quarter, the Trojans looked on the brink of defeat, but senior two-meter Shea Buckner’s second goal of the game on a man-up advantage evened the score.After both teams locked down their defenses late in the quarter, a miscue on the Cardinal offensive side of the ball with less than 30 seconds remaining allowed a Trojan fast-break opportunity, which Rappel converted.But nearing victory, the Trojans had a collective mental slip.An exclusion was called just three seconds into the Cardinal possession, and with just four ticks remaining on the clock, Cardinal sophomore Jacob Smith scored, sending the game into overtime. The mental side of the game had been a trouble spot for the Trojans all day.“We lost our focus during the game and got away from our basics,” Vavic said.Knowing that he had to rely on his group of record setting seniors for the overtime period, Vavic let his team play, and they rewarded his confidence, as Rappel scored his fourth goal of the game early in the first overtime period.Absent all game, the Trojan’s nation best defense woke back up for the overtime period, silencing the Cardinal for good, and delivering the Trojans a MPSF title and their 50th victory in their last 51 contests.Not lost to Vavic was what the game taught him about his current edition of Trojan water polo.“You’re not always going to have a great game, you’re not always going to do the right thing,” Vavic said. “When you go down twice in the fourth quarter and you come back twice, still continuing to fight, that’s a great sign.”last_img read more

Steve Bruce Takes over Aston Villa

first_imgBruce will become the sixth man to pick the Villa team inside the last 12 months.He then has matches against Reading and Fulham before returning to St Andrew’s for the Blues-Villa derby on Sunday, 30 October in only his second away match.“It is one of the big clubs of this country,” said Bruce. “To be given the opportunity to manage it is terrific.“I relish the challenge of trying to take the club where it wants to go and needs to be – and try to turn around the misfortune we seem to have had over the past few years.”Villa will begin life under Bruce 10 points behind Birmingham, the team occupying the last of the four play-off places in sixth.Northumberland-born Bruce is into his 19th season in management, in which he has taken charge of 784 matches with eight clubs, winning promotion in each of his last four seasons at this level.That followed a 20-year playing career at Gillingham, Norwich City, Manchester United and Birmingham before finishing as player-manager at Sheffield United.After his first season in management at Bramall Lane, he spent 17 months with Huddersfield, and had short spells in charge of Wigan and Crystal Palace before becoming Birmingham manager in December 2001.Taking over a Blues side in 10th position, he led them up via the play-offs that season to reach the Premier League for the first time. And, although relegated in their fourth season, he took them straight back up in 2007.He returned to Wigan after leaving St Andrew’s in November 2007, then had two and a half years at Sunderland, before joining Hull in 2012.Bruce, who led Hull to the FA Cup final in 2014, twice won promotion with the Tigers to the Premier League, the second time via the Championship play-offs in May – his fourth promotion to English football’s top flight.He was interviewed for the England job before the appointment of Sam Allardyce in July.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Aston Villa has named former Hull City and Birmingham City boss Steve Bruce as its new manager.Former Manchester United captain Bruce, 55, who left Hull in July, succeeds Roberto di Matteo, who was sacked on 3 October, at Villa Park.Bruce, who has lived in the Midlands since first joining Birmingham as a player in 1996, takes over with Villa 19th in the Championship table.His first game in charge is at home to local rivals Wolves on Saturday.last_img read more

Haitian beauty captivates Canada

first_imgLilliane Ulysse The beauty of the Haitian people is now being exposed to the world.Following in the footsteps of the Miss Universe second place finish of Raquel Pelissier, another Haitian beauty is now turning heads, this time in Canada.Liliane Ulysse, is a contestant in the Miss Canada 2016 competition and is currently placed fifth. From all reports her chances to come out on top are very real.Born in Haiti, Liliale Ulysse arrived in Canada at the age of 12 years. She is a graduate student in Sociology and International Development at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO).Lilliane Ulysse described as an inspiration to young peopleDetermined, positive, responsible, dynamic, ambitious and persevering are some of the adjectives she uses to describe herself.On Tuesday the Caribbean native met with Haitian Consul Justin Viard, and members of the Cultural Affairs and Communication Section. Viard o described her as open-minded and naturally curious.“She always seeks to meet new people and discover new cultures. She is a source of inspiration and motivation for young people in Canada and around the world. The Consulate General of Haiti in Montreal unreservedly supports the candidacy of Liliane Ulysse and asks the Haitian Community of Montreal and all the compatriots around the world to regroup behind her so that her dream becomes reality and that vibrates again the Haitian pride on a global scale,” he said.Fans of Liliale Ulysse can cast their votes at before the final Grand Gala which will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Laval.last_img read more

Cyril Linette orders tough measures to revive declining PMU

first_img The new executive leadership team of French racing operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has presented its new ‘operating roadmap’ to French media outlining the firm’s corporate recovery and transformation strategy.Having undertaken an internal review, new Chief Executive Cyril Linette, the executive appointed by France Galop and Le Trot to ‘reinvigorate the PMU’, has outlined a series of efficiencies, which the legacy operator will move to implement, reviving French racing for all stakeholders.Speaking at a press conference last Friday, Linette detailed confidence in PMU’s long-term prospects, despite the operator noting 2018 wagering declines across its portfolio – sports & poker -2.3% to €9.7 billion, horseracing -2.6% to €8.8 billion.Countering declines, the new PMU executive team will move to launch a €28-30 million cost savings plan, with Linette ordering ‘strong actions’ to be sanctioned across PMU’s retail network, which at present generates 75% of corporate wagers.In its mandate, the PMU will establish a new loyalty programme, with the aim of better engaging and rewarding regular French racing patrons.Linette states that under his leadership, the PMU will ‘place horseracing bettors back at the centre of its business’. A key proposal enforced by Linette, sees the PMU revamp its ‘Quinté +’ French racing pool system, which has removed all bonus rounds, making its offering ‘less reliant on chance’.Despite the strong focus on rewarding loyal racing customers, Linette’s executive team acknowledges that its business needs to engage with wider audiences, with PMU confirming that it will launch a ‘general public awareness’ nationwide campaign, scheduled for late April.Finally, as an initial cost saving, PMU executives confirm that the operator will no longer service the Brazilian horseracing market, ending its partnership with Rio de Janeiro racing track – Hipódromo da Gávea.Linette outlined that PMU would no longer support a Brazilian racing presence, as in 2019 the operator would fully focus on French growth and returning maximum value to France Galop and Le Trot directives. Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Share FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020last_img read more

Sixers stun Clippers in Blake Griffin’s return

first_imgPHILADELPHIA >> Blake Griffin was finally back on the court, Jamal Crawford’s slump was a memory, J.J. Redick was getting open looks and Austin Rivers had stayed hot. And Philadelphia? They were missing their best player, rookie Joel Embiid, and his back-up, center Jahlil Okafor.Those factors all combined to give the Clippers a 19-point lead in the third quarter and, almost certainly, a second-straight win.“Then,” acting head coach Mike Woodson said, “all hell broke loose.”On the night where the 76ers honored M. Night Shyamalan, a big Philadelphia 76er fan, you knew you were going to get a twist ending. It didn’t matter that the Clippers hit on more than 50 percent of their 3-point shots – not when Philadelphia out-scored them 66-18 in the paint. Richaun Holmes, who hadn’t scored an NBA basket since Dec. 14, scored 18 off the bench.As Philadelphia came back, DeAndre Jordan air-balled free throws, players sniped at one another over blown assignments and the Clipper bench had no life as they watched the team lose to the 76ers for the first time in nine-straight games.Griffin, predictably, struggled to find a rhythm in 29 minutes. He made only 3-of-10 from the field and 6-of-10 from the line. But, more telling were his six turnovers, including unforced errors like a double dribble.“I was sloppy, rusty,” Griffin said. “I felt like I had some really stupid turnovers.”Still, for the first half or so, it didn’t matter – not with the Clippers’ flame-throwing from all over the court.The hot shooting didn’t even stop in the second half, though the Clippers failed to create the same quality looks.“I felt like we played like a team to get the lead. But once we got it, we stopped playing defense and it was more individual than it was five – on both ends of the floor,” Jordan said. “…we all need each other, man, on both ends of the floor. When we don’t play that way, we’re going to get our (expletive) kicked.”Crawford had 27, Redick had 22 and Rivers scored 20 and no Philadelphia player had more than 19.And if you saw just those numbers, it might not make sense.But as the final horn sounded and 76er fans celebrated, the Clippers headed to the locker room with a loss, something no one could’ve seen coming two quarters before. And, as it turns out, the Clippers were dead all along.Philadelphia completely out-played the Clippers over the final 22 minutes, stunning them 121-110. And after the game, the team was left looking in different directions, trying to figure how things could change so quickly,“I don’t even know where to begin. I’m just disappointed,” Clippers guard Austin Rivers said. “We should’ve won the game (and) didn’t win the game. We’ve got a lot of (expletive) we got to clean up, man, within our team. That’s all I’m gonna’ say. We’ve got to figure (expletive) out.”After building their massive cushion, the Clipper defense, which wasn’t that good to begin with, completely broke down.The problems started on the perimeter, where the Clippers couldn’t contain Philadelphia’s dribble penetration. From there, the team’s rotations were at least a step slow, giving the 76ers easy chances in the paint.And with momentum slipping away the Clippers began turning the ball over, with a combination of rust and carelessness costing them down the stretch. The Clippers 19 turnovers led to 26 Philadelphia points, while the 76ers were the more poised and controlled team, turning it over only five times.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Dodgers place Hyun-Jin Ryu on disabled list

first_img“He said he was feeling it a little bit during the game,” Mattingly said. “Maybe that explains a little bit the velocities we’ve seen — 87, 88. Over the next couple of days it didn’t progress like we thought it would, so here we are.”Ryu, who was sent to the DL retroactive to Monday, is 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA in seven starts. Mattingly declined to say who will start in his place Sunday at Miami.The Dodgers also recalled outfielder Chone Figgins and right-hander Jose Dominguez from Triple-A Albuquerque. Both met the team in Miami after the Dodgers played a doubleheader Thursday at Minnesota.Left-hander Paco Rodriguez and right-hander Red Patterson were optioned to Albuquerque.Kershaw rejoined the Dodgers after making two rehabilitation starts. He opened this season getting a win over Arizona in Australia on March 22 but then went on the disabled list for the first time in his seven-year career. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “You feel like you’re kind of letting the team down,” he said. “Some of this stuff is out of your control, but I take some pride in being able to go out there every fifth day and pitch deep into the game. I’m looking forward to getting back and starting to contribute again.”Kershaw is confident he’s ready to return. He went on the DL after he complained of discomfort while throwing on the side March 29.“I really haven’t felt pain since that day,” he said, “so that has been good. The timetable is probably about right.”center_img MIAMI — With ace Clayton Kershaw on the verge of rejoining the rotation, the Dodgers are now without Hyun-Jin Ryu.The left-hander went on the 15-day disabled list Friday with inflammation in his throwing shoulder. No MRI was planned, and the injury wasn’t believed to be serious, according to manager Don Mattingly.Kershaw rejoined the Dodgers before the start of their series at Miami. The two-time Cy Young Award winner, recovering from a strained upper back, will pitch a bullpen session Saturday and is expected to come off the DL to start Tuesday at Washington.The Dodgers became aware of Ryu’s injury after he pitched poorly in his most recent start, a 6-1 loss to Colorado. He gave up six runs and nine hits in five-plus innings.last_img read more

Yasiel Puig might play for LA Dodgers this weekend

first_imgAsked if there are any steps remaining in Puig’s rehab, Mattingly said, “it doesn’t seem like it.”Puig has a .256 batting average and a .324 on-base percentage in 77 games this season.Roster decisions loomThe Mets are expected to start three right-handers (Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey) in the first three games of the National League Division Series. “I think you kind of know who you’re getting the first three (games) in some order,” Mattingly said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error With that in mind, the Dodgers could prioritize left-handed position players for their NLDS roster, knowing that they will play the majority of each game. Mattingly said that “21, 22” out of the team’s 25 National League Division Series roster spots are already set, including four starting pitchers.Among the remaining decisions, one “depends if you go extra player or extra pitcher.” Puig’s sudden availability could complicate that. Even if he doesn’t get into a game this weekend, Mattingly said that next week, “during the off days we’ll probably do some type of simulation” of a game at Dodger Stadium. Puig’s final playoff tuneup could come against the Dodgers’ pitching staff in those simulated games.Also … Mattingly said that Clayton Kershaw will pitch “three or four innings” Sunday in his final regular-season start. Kershaw is six strikeouts shy of 300, but doesn’t consider the milestone a priority. … Because the Mets’ game against the Washington Nationals was postponed due to rain, there’s a possibility that home-field advantage for the NLDS might not be decided by Sunday. A 10 a.m./4 p.m. doubleheader has been scheduled for Saturday, but more rain is in the forecast. A MLB spokesperson relayed via email that “our general policy is that if the games are meaningful, then all 162 games have to be played.” In other words, if the Mets have to play Monday to determine home-field advantage, they will. … James Shields will not start for San Diego on Sunday, as had been scheduled. Padres manager Pat Murphy said he will choose a relief pitcher to start the “bullpen game.”center_img The Dodgers might get Yasiel Puig back this weekend, though manager Don Mattingly wouldn’t say in what capacity.The logical conclusion now is that Puig will be in uniform and able to play at some point against the San Diego Padres. Puig hasn’t played since he strained his right hamstring on Aug. 27, but he began running at 100 percent in recent days while playing instructional league games in Glendale, Ariz.“He’s been able to run the past two days,” Mattingly said. “Played the field two days in a row.”On Friday, Mattingly said that Puig walked, singled, played a ground ball in right field and threw it back to the infield. Most significantly, Puig tried to steal a base three times. The first two times, the batter fouled off the pitch. On his third attempt, Puig was successful.last_img read more