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The disabled and elderly in eastern St Thomas have been finding it challenging to cast their votes, as nothing has been put in place to facilitate them accessing the polling stations. One such voter, 80-year-old Zeris Baker, who was pushed in a wheelchair to Port Morant Primary and Junior High, which housed six polling stations, had to be lifted in order to cast her vote. “They could put up a ramp and make it a little easier for persons with disability to come out and vote. But a so wi get it, so we have to take it,” Baker, who almost fell as she tried to stand said. Baker, who has a heart condition, said she had not intended to come out and vote, but was convinced to do so. “Mi sick wid mi heart. Doctor say mi not to tired, vex or frighten out miself and if I can help it I muss not stress and mi alone not to be at home,” Baker revealed. “But my friends call me and said they were going to send a taxi for me and I said I couldn’t come, but they said they were sending it, so I came.” The Jamaica Labour Party’s Delano Seiveright is trying to wrestle the seat away from the People’s National Party’s Fenton Ferguson.
Competitions Officer of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) George Forbes says that while the idea is noble, it is currently not feasible for female cricket to be played at the local high-school level. This follows calls made by West Indies Women captain Stafanie Taylor. This, he says, is as a result of the current lack of interest by high school girls to play the sport, as well as funding, which, he says, will be key if the situation is to be changed. “It’s not feasible for us to play a girl cricket competition, as currently there are few girls and schools who have expressed an interest in playing,” stated Forbes. “In fact, I don’t know any school that has more than two or three girls who are interested in playing cricket. “Then there is the matter of funding. We don’t even have enough money to play age-group cricket for our boys, much less to take on schoolgirls cricket at the moment,” he added. ISSA currently stages cricket competitions for high school boys at the Under-14, Under-16 and Under-19 levels. Girls, however, are allowed play in two of these competitions – the Under-14 and Under-16. But they are barred from participating at the Under-19 levels due to what ISSA expressed as associated “dangers”. TAYLOR A BENEFICIARY Meanwhile, Forbes, who pointed out that Taylor herself was a beneficiary of playing at the Under-14 and Under-16 levels, said his association would be open to supporting a feasibility study to ascertain whether schoolgirl cricket was viable. “It is the duty and responsibility of the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), not ISSA, to do such a feasibility study to determine whether there are enough girls and schools available to participate,” he said. “ISSA acts on the interest of students wanting to play a sport, and, until there is evidence to suggest same, we can’t act. “If after their study and the JCA then comes to us and say we have identified girls in four or five schools who are interested, then it would be something that we would be willing to look into.” Taylor, in the aftermath of West Indies Women ICC World Twenty20 triumph last week, stated: “We need to go into the schools and try to get girls to come out. “I think we do have girls who are interested. It’s just that you don’t have anyone to push it.” – Jermaine Lannaman
BRISTOL, England (CMC): Jamaica international Garath McCleary scored his second goal of the season but first of the Championship, as Reading beat Bristol City 2-0 here Saturday. The 28-year-old netted one of two first half goals and set up the other to give the visitors their third win in four league outings and put them sixth in the table on 12 points. Unbeaten Brighton sit top of the standings with 20 points, three clear of Middlesbrough. Playing at Ashton Gate, Reading were ahead after just nine minutes when McCleary put through Nick Blackman for the 25-year-old striker to beat goalkeeper Frank Fielding with a clinical finish. The visitors then doubled their lead four minutes later when McCleary collected the ball about 12 yards outside the box and superbly blasted his volley into the back of the nets. Reading controlled the game at half-time and afterward, managed to keep the scoreline intact. Bristol had two penalty appeals waived away and Jamaica international defender Michael Hector also made a superb tackle late on to deny Ivorian Jonathan Kodjia a clear goal-scoring opportunity. McCleary started the season well, scoring against Portsmouth in a 2-1 victory in the Capital Cup. The England-born forward was a key part of the Jamaica squad which reached the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July before losing to Mexico.
If last year is anything to go by, thousands of runners, walkers and wheelchair participants are expected to converge at the University of the West Indies for the fifth staging of the CB Group-UWI 5K on Sunday, November 13, starting at 7 a.m. sharp.The event, which was established to support the University of the West Indies Scholarship Fund to assist students with their tertiary education has again received the commitment from the CB Group as the title sponsor. Also on board are corporate sponsors National Baking Company, Scotiabank, Port Authority, Proven Investments, Mayberry Investments, Rainforest Seafood, the European Union, Island Grill, Sun Bloc, Power 106, The Pegasus hotel, Dunlop Corbin, and Running Events.SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITYAccording to Pro Vice-Chancellor Archibald McDonald, principal, UWI Mona Campus, the annual event is a part of the university’s continued commitment to its social responsibility as the leading tertiary institution in the areas of education and sports. He is also optimistic that this year’s event will exceed the ambitious $20 million target.A special feature of the annual event is an award which is presented to a Jamaican who has given outstanding and dedicated service to sports. This year, the award will be presented to International Netball Association president Molly Rhone.McDonald has praised Rhone for her work in netball.”The University is proud to honour Molly Rhone for her tremendous contribution to netball. She is a national treasure,” McDonald said.The annual fundraiser, which is again under the professional direction of Alfred ‘Frano’ Francis of Running Events Jamaica, last year attracted more than 4,000 participants and raised $10.5 million.Participants who wish to study the route ahead of time may visit the website at www.uwi5k.com.jm. Entry fee is $1,000 and registration is now open at www.runningevents.jc.com or at the UWI sports department.
SEVERAL THEORIES There are several theories as to why so much animosity exists within the relatively small netball fraternity, regardless of the nature of the individual and personal disagreements and the likes and dislikes, it is the responsibility of leadership to tackle and fix these problems. After all , a fight between the president of the association and the star players, is a fight the president cannot win especially if the performance of team continues to decline so rapidly. My advice to Dr Paula Daley-Morris is that she stays the course and to do what she has to do to ensure that netball comes out the winner. Netball, which has long enjoyed the status of Jamaica’s most successful team sport is going through a rough patch. Finishing fifth of six teams in the recent Fast% Netball World Series followed by a war of words between the netball Jamaica leadership and our most high profile star is not helping the cause. The fans of netball are obviously disgruntled, the sponsors are keeping their distance, the players seem angry and undecided the state of the local game is in crisis. Dr Paula Daley-Morris is the captain of the netball ship, and in a time of crisis the captain’s competence will come under most pressure and scrutiny. Dr Daley-Morris needs to step up and step up now, take the high ground mend the bridges, and establish working lines of communication between herself and the key stakeholders in the fraternity. If and when that is achieved, things can only get easier and better from there. Jamaica’s most successful team sport netball seems to be imploding, and sliding steadily down a deep, dark abyss. The writings have been on the wall for a few years now, but with the advent of a new administration, headed by Dr Paula Daley-Morris, things have taken a dramatic turn for the worse. The recent verbal fracas involving Daley-Morris and star player Romelda Aiken is symptomatic of the factious and divisive atmosphere that has permeated the core of the local fraternity in recent times. The image of the sport is taking a beating as things have never been as unsettled and fractious as they now appear to be. The issues and challenges facing netball are by no means exclusive to this sport, infighting and disagreements and challenges and personality clashes are hardly exclusive to netball either. This is all part and parcel of nuances of sports politics. With all her vast experience garnered on the fringes of netball leadership over the years, Dr Daley-Morris is still new to the intricacies of the presidency, and what it takes to survive and succeed in leadership at this level. She is literally learning on the job. My information is that she is perceived as not the most charismatic leader, who operates with a touch of arrogance. These are by no means the worst characteristics of a leader and these rough times are providing a good test of the mettle of Dr Daley-Morris. She obviously needs to make a concerted effort to improve her people skills. I was alarmed to hear madam president state emphatically that she was unable to speak to her star goal-shooter directly and had to do so by way of a third party. She also admitted that in seeking audience with the other big star of the team Jhaneile Fowler-Reid, seventeen unanswered telephone calls were made, as the stars are simply not taking her calls, a charge by the way, that the players later refuted. That level of pettiness is untenable and must be addressed going forward by no less a person that the leader.
Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas PLAY LIST 02:06Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite For De Joya’s part, he knows he has big shoes to fill with Sedurifa’s departure, but noted that it’s not just him who has been filling those gaps.“Joseph is a huge loss for us, but we try not to lose faith,” he said in Filipino. “Even though we lost our star, we’ll all chip in and help each other out.”And as the Batangueños advanced to their first postseason appearance in only their second conference in the league, De Joya vows to continue giving his all as he seeks to make the most of this opportunity.“We have been blessed by this chance, so for me, I’ll try to do all I can for us to win,” he said.Batangas has a chance to claim the fourth-seed, which comes with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals, with a victory over unbeaten top-seed Flying V, or a CEU defeat to Racal Motors on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Acaylar gets help from Korean coaches in honing PH men’s volleyball team Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Already showing signs of potential early in the season, the diminutive guard from Calaca, Batangas has come out of nowhere and took the baton to carry Batangas to the next level.On Thursday, De Joya poured 11 of his 31 points in the final four minutes to rescue his side from an almost humiliating defeat to a confidence-boosting 95-88 conquest of Gamboa Coffee Mix for their sixth win and a ticket to the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Gonzales could only feel pride seeing how the 5-foot-6 guard has developed through the course of this endeavor.“He really has improved a lot. There are a lot of things that we need to improve on as a team, and it’s a good thing that he’s responding to us. He’s trying to maximize our teachings and it shows. The kid is really courageous.” 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Cedric De Joya. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBatangas may be going into the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup playoffs undermanned, but coach Eric Gonzales has found a new reliable cog right in his yard.With leading scorer Joseph Sedurifa being called up by Meralco in the PBA, Cedric de Joya has emerged as the go-to guy for the Batangueños going into the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return
‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ FILE PHOTO – Guard Ray Parks and national team assistant coach Jimmy Alapag during practice at Meralco Gym. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere were occasional bursts of laughter during practice on Thursday.Controlled scrimmages between Gilas Pilipinas’ Fiba Asia Cup team and Southeast Asian Games squad were intense, but fun was still written on the players’ faces from the ever playful Calvin Abueva to the usually stoic Mac Belo and always serious Terrence Romeo.ADVERTISEMENT Seasoned Fernandes wages ONE bantamweight title to young Leone View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “As you can see, we’re very far from being in competitive shape so all we can do is really make the best of what we have and have fun like this kasi there’s just so much we can do. We’ll just try our best.”Gilas opens its campaign against China on Wednesday. The team takes a break on Friday, then holds its last practice here Saturday morning.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But beyond the feeling of ease throughout Gilas’ second to the last training session before leaving for Lebanon early Sunday morning, reality check hits.“As you can see, the Fiba Asia team, they’re having a hard time against the SEA Games team. Can you imagine if that’s China?” Reyes told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“But like I always keep saying, we gotta work with what we have. We had to rest the players who have games tomorrow so those who are not playing tomorrow were the ones who scrimmaged,” said Reyes, referring to June Mar Fajardo and Jayson Castro, who will suit up for their respective PBA clubs on Friday.Reyes admitted the team still has a lot of catching up to do to reach its desired form in time for the Fiba Asia tilt. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets
Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Game 3 is Monday night at Yankee Stadium, with CC Sabathia scheduled to pitch for New York against Charlie Morton.The Yankees have lost seven straight ALCS games dating to 2010.Verlander was done by the time hard-throwing Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman entered in the ninth with a scoreless streak of 18 2/3 innings dating to the last time he gave up a run, on Aug. 25 against Seattle. But then Altuve hit a one-out single and scored when Carlos Correa lined a double into the right-center gap.Judge cut off the ball at the edge of the warning track, but his throw went over the head of second baseman Starlin Castro to Gregorius on one hop at second base. Gregorius wheeled and, perhaps impeded a bit by Correa’s popup slide at second, short-hopped his throw to Sanchez.The ball arrived in plenty of time to get Altuve, who raced all the way around from first, but Sanchez couldn’t make a clean pick and the ball squirted away as Altuve slid in safely with the winning run.“If he comes up with it, it’s an out,” said Girardi, who quickly inquired with umpires as the Astros and their fans were starting a frenzied celebration. “I just wanted to make sure there was no interference. I didn’t see any interference at second. … It was a popup slide, that’s legal. You’re kind of hoping.”Correa homered in the fourth for the Astros — a play that evoked memories of Jeffery Maier in the 1996 ALCS at Yankee Stadium — when a 12-year-old Houston fan reached for the liner just over the right-field wall. The ball appeared to already be beyond the reach of Judge, who was still moving toward the fence when the ball ricocheted off the boy’s glove on top of the wall and into the seats.“I got back there a little late. He took a good swing on a ball off the plate,” Judge said. “I just wasn’t able to get back and get a good read to the wall and get up there and make a play.”The 6-foot-7 Judge had a homer-robbing grab in Game 3 of the ALDS, when the Yankees won 1-0 to stay alive in that series.A few pitches after Correa’s homer, Girardi and a trainer went out to check on starter Luis Severino when he uncharacteristically wound his pitching arm a few times. The 23-year-old right-hander stayed in the game then, and got the inning-ending out on a comebacker that appeared to strike the wrist of his non-pitching hand. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve scores the game-winning run past New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez during the ninth inning of Game 2 of baseball’s American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 2-1 to take a 2-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)HOUSTON — Swing and a miss.After striking out 27 times in Houston, the New York Yankees are down 0-2 in the playoffs again.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny GALLERY: Undefeated NU sweeps FEU for PVL Collegiate title It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “The bottom line is if I catch that ball he’s going to be out,” Sanchez said through a translator.New York has lost the first two games by the same tight score to Houston aces Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander, both former Cy Young Award winners. So just like in the Division Series, the Yankees are down 0-2 and headed back home.“It’s not like we haven’t been here before,” said manager Joe Girardi, who turned 53 on Saturday. “But these are two tough losses.”In their best-of-five set against the 102-win Cleveland Indians, the Yankees won three straight games when facing elimination to get to their first ALCS since 2012. And that was after winning a win-or-go-home wild-card game against Minnesota.But after striking out 14 times in the ALCS opener, including 10 against Keuchel in his seven innings, the Yankees whiffed another 13 times Saturday against Verlander, who threw 124 pitches in a complete game.ADVERTISEMENT Maybe they just need to get to the potential elimination games — the Yankees don’t seem to lose those.“We’ve been facing some tough pitchers and some tough games,” rookie slugger Aaron Judge said. “We’re just going to keep going out there and keep fighting.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNew York catcher Gary Sanchez was unable to come up with a short-hop relay throw from shortstop Didi Gregorius with Jose Altuve charging toward the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Astros won 2-1 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.Sanchez said he simply dropped the ball on a play he’s used to making. But Severino didn’t come out for the fifth, after the Yankees tied the game on back-to-back doubles by Aaron Hicks and Todd Frazier in the top of the inning. Severino threw only 62 pitches.“I think it is my responsibility to protect this kid,” Girardi said. “I couldn’t take a chance.”Girardi said Severino checked out fine with team doctors. The pitcher certainly didn’t agree with getting pulled so early.“I told him I was good. They told me they saw something,” Severino said. “I told them that I was good and I wanted to go pitch. … I feel great. My arm feels great. I can go 20 or 30 innings more.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stay calm and be sensitive Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy 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 award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Raymond Almazan of Rain or Shine and Eric Camson of Kia Picanto, who exchanged elbows and punches in an upset Kia victory last week, are likely to be slapped at least one-game suspensions, apart from being meted out fines that could go as high as P50,000 each.Mike Miranda of NLEX, who kicked Ross in the groin during that rugged match won handily by the Beermen, will also have a conference with Marcial and, because of several infractions earlier, could also be facing a suspension and a hefty fine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe three players were slapped Flagrant Foul 2 penalties that carry at least a P20,000 fine and were ejected.But the Almazan-Camson scuffle was downright court hooliganism, and league sources said on Monday that the Office of the Commissioner will throw the full weight of the rule book on them. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ross was likewise slapped a P2,600 fine for incurring two technical fouls—the second after got into a confrontation with Guiao whom he accused of uttering a racist remark.Marcial said that they couldn’t find witnesses who could validate Ross’ claims.The San Miguel point guard refusing to comment.Guiao’s P11,000 fine was for flashing the dirty finger at Ross, clearly seen on television replays, and because he cursed the San Miguel point guard.“The Office of the Commissioner finds no sufficient basis to discuss the matter of an alleged racist remark uttered by coach Guiao,” a PBA statement read.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFiery NLEX coach Yeng Guiao was fined P11,000 by Philippine Basketball Association officer-in-charge Willie Marcial for an obscene gesture but was cleared by the league on allegations of San Miguel Beer point guard Chris Ross that he uttered a racist remark in their Philippine Cup game on Friday night.But that will be peanuts compared to the fines and sanctions that Marcial will levy on three players, whom he summoned to appear early afternoon on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak