JOA to mark Olympic Day with 5K

first_imgOlympic Day, celebrated on June 23, gives everyone a chance to take part in various sporting activities, and this year, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) will mark the occasion with a 5K run on June 25. Speaking at the launch at the JOA office in Kingston yesterday, president Michael Fennell said that Olympic Day is important to the 205 member countries. “We are trying to promote certain values in sports. It is important to hang on to and preserve the value of sports,” Fennell told the gathering. “Olympic values are promoted by the IOC (International Olympic Committee). The run is not about records, but values that we need in the society and not only in sports,” the long-serving JOA boss outlined. June 23 is the day on which the Olympic Movement was founded at the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin, at Sorbonne University in Paris in 1894. The 5K will begin at the National Stadium at 6:30 a.m. EVENT OVERVIEW Alan Beckford, a JOA director, gave an overview of the event. “Last year, we had 100 runners, so this year, the aim is to improve on the number of competitors. There is no cost or entry fee to compete, and we thank Puma for coming on board again,” Beckford said. “We will start with a lap at the National Stadium track then on to the road, ending at the JOA office on Cunningham Avenue,” he explained. “We have 37 member associations in the JOA and are asking the associations to wear attire representing their sport,” he encouraged. He also said that parking would be available at the National Stadium parking lots. There would be free hydration stations along the route and Suretime Ambulance would provide service. Jerry Benzwick, Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) chairman, said that “these are exciting times for sports”. “JRFU is the newest sport in the JOA, and we are encouraged by the association opening the way for lesser sports. We are looking forward to the Olympic Day,” Benzwick said in giving greetings.last_img read more

India vs Australia 2nd T20 Review: Maxwell’s century powers Australia to an unlikeliest of…

first_imgAdvertisementContinuing from where he left off in Vizag, Australian all rounder Glenn Maxwell scored a magnificent knock off 113 in just 55 balls as he guided his team to a series victory vs India at Bengaluru. This loss marked the first home series defeat for the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli.Australia once again won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Indian team saw 3 changes as Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar and Siddarth Kaul came in place of Rohit Sharma, Mayank Markhande and Umesh Yadav. Meanwhile the Aussies stuck to their winning combination.Batting first, India scored a competitive 190/4 in which the skipper led from the front to top score with 72 runs. The likes of KL Rahul and MS Dhoni played their parts to propel the score in excess of 9 runs per over.Dhawan couldn’t get going and consumed 24 deliveries before losing his wicket to Behrendorff, scoring just 14 runs. KL Rahul in the other end displayed his fine form, entertaining his home fans who had turned up to watch the game. While Rahul was the first to leave, even before Dhawan, he had already done enough damage. He scored 47 off 26 balls smashing 3 fours and 4 sixes.Following the dismissal of the openers, Pant too fell after scoring just 1. D’arcy Short profited with a wicket as Richardson picked up a sensational catch to sent Pant packing to the pavilion. After that it was the turn of the current and former skippers as Kohli and Dhoni joined hands to take the game to their control.The duo completed a 50-run partnership off 29 balls and then went on stitch a 100-run stand. While Kohli remained unbeaten on 72 off 38 balls, Dhoni blasted 40 off just 23 balls. Dhoni’s quickfire knock featured three fours and three sixes.Setting a competitive target of 191 for victory, the Indian bowlers might have thought that the game was in their bag after removing both Stoinis and Finch within the first 4 overs. Following their dismissals, it was all Maxwell, as he took each and every bowler to the cleaners.His amazing knock off 113 comprised of a mammoth 9 sixes and 7 fours, which eventually guided the team to the finish line with 2 balls to spare. Even though Vijay Shankar managed to snuff out Short in the 12th over for 40, Handscomb remained unbeaten to provide a much needed support for a rampaging Maxwell.Neither of the spinners or Bumrah could replicate the performances of the previous game. With just 14 needed of the last 2 overs, Bumrah tried his best and conceded only 5 runs. But it was too much pressure to handle for youngster Siddarth Kaul, who ended up getting humiliated by Maxwell in the final over.Thus this victory marked the first instance of Australia coming victorious over an Indian side in T20 series. Before this, they had won a one off T20 that dates back to the year 2008.BRIEF SCORES: Australia 194 for 3 (Maxwell 113*, Short 40, Shankar 2-38) beat India 190 for 4 (Kohli 72*, Rahul 47, Dhoni 40) by seven wickets.Also Read:Suresh Raina creates history be becoming the first Indian to cross 8000-runs in T20 cricket Advertisementlast_img read more

Road to Pan Am Games for Aboriginal volleyball player wasnt easy

first_imgAPTN National NewsKnown for her blocking abilities on the volleyball court Jaimie Thibeault is a force to be reckoned with.A member of the T’souke First Nation in British Columbia Thibeault has her final match at the Pan Am Games coming up.But the road to the games wasn’t always easy.APTN’s Delaney Windigo reports Thibeault hopes to inspire other young Indigenous athletes.last_img

Federal government defends itself at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsParties at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal are asking the commissioners for “immediate relief” for remote communities where child welfare agencies are struggling to keep up.The tribunal is into its second day of hearings where the government is expected to try and defend its non-compliance of an order from the quasi-judicial panel to stop discriminating against First Nations [email protected]last_img

Sixers Andrew Bynum To Undergo Knee Procedure

Andrew Bynum, the new Philadelphia 76ers center, made it through the 2011-12 season without injury. It was important for him because he needed the shed the developing image of a potential-filled but injury-prone big man.Not only did he avoid injury, but Bynum flourished, making the all-star team and becoming an important piece to the Los Angles Lakers’ success. Now a Sixer after being a part of the blockbuster trade that brought Dwight Howard to the Lakers, Bynum is taking steps to assure his knees hold up next season. (It’s also important to note that he will be a free agent after the season, and a healthy and productive year could land him an astronomical contract in Philadelphia or somewhere else.)While playing with Kobe Bryant, Bynum, 24, heard the superstar guard espouse the virtues of a radical, non-surgical treatment he had on his knee that wrought tremendous results. And according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bynun will travel to Germany to have the same thing done on his knee. The procedure is called Orthokine/Regenokine and it is a derivation of platelet-rich plasma therapy that Bryant, Grant Hill and baseball’s Alex Rodriguez all tried with great results.Bynum has been plagued by knee injuries throughout his career, but supposedly is not suffering from any knee injuries at the moment. But Bryant spoke so adamantly about it — and Bynum saw first-hand the buoyancy in Bryant’s gait after the treatment that he was impressed. So Bynum is looking at the procedure as a preventative measure and an opportunity to get his knees to feel better and stronger..He played in 60 out of a possible 66 games during last season’s lockout-shortened campaign. The 7-footer averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds in 35.2 minutes per game, all career highs. His agent as indicated he will test the free-agent market next year. And it would be a lot more lucrative to do so coming off an injury-free season. read more

National Youth Day Message

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PDM Leader sends Women’s Day Greeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Sept 2015 – Having celebrated the first National Youth Day in these Islands in 1995, this 20th year is therefore a commemorative one for the PDM who first introduced it under the Taylor Administration and directly under the leadership of the Hon Clarence Selver. National Youth Day when introduced was held to be a day of celebration – celebration of our youth. We therefore on this 20th year considered this a major milestone worthy of great celebration.We are grateful to and celebrate the many persons that served in the capacity as Minister with responsibility for youth, Youth Directors and also former members of the National Youth Council then in place. We then pause to celebrate the youth who allowed their lives to be positively impacted through the Department over the years and who we celebrate for their efforts in paying it forward.This week our Radio Show “Raising TCI” returns and we pause to celebrate our youth. With a youth theme and in honor of our youth worthy of celebration, we will sit and hear from youths who have a vision and who have already begun to impact and change their corner of these Islands. We will hear from them the challenges and what they feel can be done. We will also celebrate with the Miss Teen Organization as it seeks to offer young ladies a platform to show case their inner and outer beauty.We recognize that it is difficult to be a youth in today’s TCI with the myriad of challenges ranging from lack of activities that reach them where they are at especially our unattached youth; unemployment; under employment; depression; poverty; the growing inability to find their place or worth in their own country and the response to migrate to other countries in search of better opportunities; lack of adult guidance; crimes; juvenile delinquency and improper facilities and programs to help; drugs and alcohol; imprisonment and society’s too often approach to allow a successful reentry; teenage sex and pregnancy; prostitution; bullying and gang violence; and being saddled with a future where they cannot seem to be able to find or see their place. It is not easy and I encourage us all from where we are to reach out as individuals and collectively in organized bodies to respond to these real challenges tangible and meaningful ways.Nonetheless in the midst of it all, many of our youth continue to rise above the challenges and give us reason to celebrate be it in the area of academia, sports, creative arts, business and civic roles and responsibility. We salute you and will continue to support your efforts and celebrate your successes.We charge you, our our youth to seek out the programs and activities that will support your positive development and to also understand that in every generation there will be calls to make decisions and sacrifices for the good of our country. It is never ever about personal wealth and self -aggrandizement. It is always about leaving this world better than we met it. It is in your power to remove the stigma that too many have of you as youth. I challenge to search within, see if you are living out your fullest potential or existing. You must rise up and make your positive mark. You are required to contribute positively towards nation building. That is your duty and more so as you are the inheritors of what you build or destroy today.Equally, we renew our pledge to help our troubled and challenged youth. We believe firmly that the raising of a child will always be the responsibility of an entire village. My mind goes back to the act of infant dedication and the practice to invite individuals of the Church to stand if he/she was committed to assisting the parents with the rearing of the child. I am asking us in an act of rededication to the building of our country, to stand in support of our youth and assist parents in raising our future leaders. And also to stand committed to doing what we can to give them the opportunities so that they can realize their fullest potential. Love of God and country must motivate us. We must help even when it is not welcomed. It may sound foolish but this is a must. Many homes need our help not our destructive criticism. The village encompassing the Church, the School, the lawmakers, custodians of the public purse, civic organizations and individuals must come alive as we seek to rear the next generation of leaders and citizens.We celebrate our youth this week. We believe that our brightest minds are ahead and that our future is bright if we act now.We say Happy 20th National Youth Day TCI. May God bless guide and protect our youth and our homes. CDB closes in TCI, heads to Grenada Related Items:Hon Sharlene Robinson, message, national youth day Recommended for you Women’s Day Message from a TCI Leading Lady, PDM’s Robinsonlast_img read more

Gasperini hails Atalantas win over Inter

first_imgGian Piero Gasperini is basking in the euphoria of a rare win over Inter Milan suggesting the 4-1 win was a wonderful match with so many chances created.Gasperini’s men were dominant in their fourth consecutive victory in what could have easily been 5-0 in the first half alone.“It was a game where we had to understand our current form and our potential,” the Coach told Football Italia.“A victory like this leaves an important mark, even though today our finishing really wasn’t up to scratch. It’s an important push to keep going forward.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“We’ve always put in the performances, but for a while, at the start of the season we just couldn’t get the ball in the net and paid a heavy price for that.“This was a wonderful match with so many chances created, yet we were about to throw it all away because of a penalty.“We are playing with precision and pace, which means we don’t have to run as hard and can make the opposition work harder.”last_img read more

Running with your dog safely

first_img KUSI Newsroom Running with your dog safely February 27, 2019 Posted: February 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Veterinarian contributor to Good Morning San Diego Dr. Agela Gaeto from Helen Woodward Animal Center discussed running with your dog.What dogs should you take running?Many dogs love to go out and run but not every dog should be considered for running, or frequent running. Many medical conditions will preclude dogs from running such as heart disease, respiratory disease, arthritis, recent surgery, or orthopedic conditions. Pets with short respiratory tracts such as pugs, French bulldogs, and English Bulldogs may also have a harder time running because they often cannot take in enough oxygen to support the activity. Young puppies should also avoid running because it can be hard on developing joints.How to train your dog to runWhen you are training your dog to run, you should treat the new activity as you would treat a new workout routine in your life. This means start slow and work up to harder activity gradually. If you are running in an area where they can be off leash pay attention to how much they’re running since they’ll often be faster than you. When you first start, leash running can be a good idea so they do not overdo it and wear themselves out. You also need to pay attention to how your pet is reacting to the activity. If they are sore or painful, they should skip a day. You need to look at their paws to make sure hard surfaces aren’t causing tearing to paw pads.When to avoid runningIt is very important to consider the conditions when you’re going to take your pet running. As summer comes closer consider the outdoor temperature as well as the temperature of sidewalks and asphalt to keep paw pads safe. Dogs tend to overheat more than humans do because of their coat and the way they dissipate heat. Be sure to bring water and take breaks in shade to keep your pet cool.The Helen Woodward Animal Center Doggie Gras 5K is on March 3rd at the Embarcadero Marina Park North for tickets click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more