The backlash against the team from the World Cup disappointment left a bitter taste in Bernard’s mouth. “Jamaicans only respect medals, and we suffered great disrespect because we did not get a medal. They quickly forgot the (bronze) medal we won at the Commonwealth Games. But netball is something that we have to be proud of,” she insisted. She backs new president Dr Paula Daley Morris to take the association forward and would like to see her complete some of the projects like the two-year-old semi-professional league. “We had a specific plan, but the new association (leadership) will have to forge their own plans …, so it is for Paula and her team to look at it and see what they can manage. But she must be given the opportunity to lead the association in the direction she sees fit. “I would like to see it continue because semi-professional is the way to go. England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are not fools in doing it. We must also grow the parish associations so they can be vibrant,” she said. Bernard will continue to contribute to netball in her new capacity as treasurer of the Federation of Americas Netball Association. However, her focus will be on her family business, and she has no aspiration of making it to the top netball post (International Netball Federation president). “I want a break. For 20 years I have been in netball non-stop, and 10 years of hard labour as president, so my time has come,” she declared. The election of the new president, Daley Morris, was shrouded in controversy, with some four lawyers required to cipher the articles of the association. “The articles were done by a reputable law firm, and all the lawyers who looked at it said there was nothing to prevent a director from seeking a higher post. In the final analysis, we chose one leader and we should move on. “In the past not many people wanted to support us, but now that my board has taken it to this level several people want to serve. But it should not be that we have to go through such acrimony because it’s a voluntary service. “We want to put this election behind us and accept the decision. I want us to put aside our feelings and behave appropriately. If we can’t do that then there is going to be division. In life there is going to be differences of opinion, but I know we all want what is best for netball,” she reasoned. Bernard walks away knowing she gave her best to the sport. “I leave the sport knowing that I gave everything and more. I leave the sport knowing that I helped move it from one stage to the next. I leave the sport knowing that I did not embarrass the foremothers and that netball became a household game.” GREAT DISRESPECT UNPRECEDENTED FUNDING After 10 years at the helm, charismatic netball president Marva Bernard rode off into the sunset at the end of her tenure as Netball Jamaica’s president, convinced she had done her very best. Even though the country did not win a medal at the Netball World Cup in Australia in August, the veteran administrator is proud she left behind a lasting legacy and solid foundation on which future administrators of the sport can continue to build. Bernard spent 12 years as treasurer of the netball association before she was elected to the top post in 2005. She is responsible for taking the association from a struggling to a thriving entity, rearranging the administration’s structure so that it could run as a business. “I was able to convince the prime minister to give us a house for our national players and that is an achievement many of the presidents before me wanted. I was able to get players overseas in professional and semi-professional leagues in England and Australia. I am happy that the relationships I have made with Australia, New Zealand and England have helped us,” she said. While former presidents found it difficult to generate funds, Bernard, through persistence, was able to convince sponsors to invest in netball, which brought about unprecedented funding and greater support for programmes and players in ways never seen before. Senior team players were given a stipend each month, new programmes that made many high school girls qualified umpires or near-qualified umpires were also incorporated. “They (sponsors) are proud to be associated with netball. We have built on what others that have gone before us left behind, and we helped to make netball a household game,” she said. However, she desired nothing more than the coveted World Cup gold medal. “The biggest disappointment was not being able to win a medal at the World Cup, but that is sports, that is life. But if you go for something and you do not succeed, you try and try again,” she said. “I am proud that since the rankings was introduced in 2007, even though we have not played as many matches as the higher-ranked teams like England, we are still better than many countries in the world that have much better resources than we have,” she added.
Captain Nikita Miller has described as unique the opportunity that has been provided for new and emerging players of Jamaica at the triangular Twenty20 cricket tournament involving the Windward Islands and Antigua and Barbuda. The week-long tournament, which forms part of Antigua and Barbuda’s Independence Day Celebrations, bowls off today in Antigua. “It’s an opportunity for the new and emerging players to show the national selectors what they are capable of,” said Miller, who along with teammates departed the country yesterday. He added: “I am, therefore, looking forward to them expressing themselves in the way they know how to. Some of the players who are in this team will be more than likely be in the set up for preparations for the regional Super50 tournament in January.” The team, which has a mixture of recent Jamaica and West Indies Under-19 representatives, includes two players with West Indies level experience. They are Miller and returning leg-spin all-rounder, Gavin Wallace. Set to play leading roles, the duo will also have in support promising batsman Brandon King, fast bowler Nicholson Gordon, and young Guyanese-born opener Trevon Griffith, who represents Jamaica Scorpions. REGIONAL REPRESENTATION The other members of the Junior Bennett-coached aggregation are either former national trials invitees or are new to regional representation at the Jamaica senior level. “It’s a national team and although it’s not a regional level tournament the aim is to win,” continued Miller, who captained Jamaica for the first time at the regional Super50 earlier this year. “I cannot speak for the other participating teams as I have not seen their squads but I know, for example, that Devon Thomas will be playing for Antigua. “We will therefore be going there to play the best cricket possible and hopefully it will help us to the title.” Jamaica squad – Nikita Miller – captain, Oraine Williams, Jermaine Harrison, Trevon Griffith, Kerry Holness, Brandon King, Derval Green, Romaine Morris, Oshane Thomas, Nicholson Gordon, Gavin Wallace, Pete Salmon and Fabian Allen.
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Last place Suns add to Lakers’ woes MOST READ Each team played without a franchise star: 76ers center Joel Embiid missed his fifth straight game with a sore left knee. Embiid, averaging 27.3 points and 13.5 rebounds in 54 games for the Sixers, said he expected to return next week. Golden State’s Klay Thompson sat out with a sore right knee suffered in Thursday’s loss at Orlando.Without Embiid, Mike Scott scored 22 points and was a surprise star for the Sixers, until he botched a late intentional foul that gave Golden State life. Simmons had his second straight triple-double and 22nd of his two-year career with 25 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists. He also had nine turnovers.Curry picked up his fourth foul with 8:15 left in the third and sat the rest of the quarter.“It was disappointing just because he got himself vulnerable,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We need him out there, especially with no Klay. I think he knows that and he was kind of disappointed in himself.”The game got wild without him. Damion Lee, former star at nearby Drexel, hit a pair of 3s in Curry’s absence that kept it a one-point game. Considered a throw-in as part of the Harris trade with the Clippers, Scott hit a pair of 3s that stretched Philly’s lead to five.Golden State’s stars put them ahead to close the quarter. Durant hit a step-back jumper and Iguodala, the once-popular former Sixer, connected on a 3 for a 93-90 lead to close the third.Curry took over for the Warriors in the fourth.“He’s the second-best point guard ever. Argue that,” Iguoudala said.TIP-INSWarriors: Big man Kevon Looney sat out because of right pelvic soreness. Alfonzo McKinnie left the game with a left hip contusion. … Kerr enjoyed Golden State’s only visit of the season to Philly. He apologized before he met the media for wiping his mouth after the final bite of a cheesesteak. Sixers host Orlando on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments 76ers: Played short-handed against the Warriors: big men Boban Marjanovic (right knee sprain) and Amir Johnson (upper-back tightness) also sat out with injuries. Jonah Bolden started for Embiid, and the backup was Justin Patton, who hasn’t played this season.BRYCE IS RIGHTFranklin the mascot wore a Harper No. 3 Phillies jersey. Harper gave Simmons a shoutout in his press conference in Florida.“It’s amazing for Philly to have a guy like that coming here. We welcome him,” Simmons said.COMEBACK KIDZhaire Smith, a 2018 first-round pick acquired from Phoenix on draft night, made his return to basketball this week in the G League. He suffered a broken left foot, and he had a severe reaction to food allergies that dropped his weight to 164 pounds. Smith is up 206 pounds and will finish the Blue Coats season before it’s decided if he’ll play this season for the Sixers.WILT’S 100It was the 57th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game for the Philadelphia Warriors. Chamberlain shot 36 of 63 from the floor and an un-Wilt like 28 of 32 from the free-throw line to hit 100 in Philadelphia’s 169-147 win over the Knicks.UP NEXTThe Warriors play Tuesday at Boston. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra But maybe that greatness is sometimes taken for granted.“It’s interesting, because I think he’s still underrated,” Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala said. “I still think he doesn’t really get the respect he deserves.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCurry got the 76ers’ attention with five 3-pointers and 28 points to rally the Warriors to a 120-117 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night.Curry seemed invisible in long stretches, especially in the third when he played just 3:45 of the quarter and watched the 76ers keep competitive in his absence. LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history With Curry back in the lineup in the fourth, the Warriors squashed Philly’s upset bid in front of a sellout crowd that included plenty of Philadelphia Eagles and the first appearances of Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper jerseys. Curry buried a 3-pointer for a 111-109 lead, the Sixers tied it, then Curry scored the next six points over the final 2:35 of the game to do what he does best — carry the Warriors in the clutch.“We’re getting on this six-hour flight with smiles on our faces,” Curry said. “These feel good, these games where you figure out how to win in a playoff atmosphere.”The Sixers had one last shot to at least tie but Tobias Harris lost the ball out of bounds with 1.7 seconds left. It was the final fumble in a series of miscues down the stretch, including Ben Simmons missing the rim on an intentional miss at the free-throw line.“I think there is a little bit of confusion because we have a whole new team and we’re trying to get guys in places,” Simmons said.Kevin Durant scored 34 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 25 to help the Warriors snap a two-game road losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry reacts after a foul was called against him during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Curry has done it all in the NBA, so when he shook off foul trouble to score the decisive points down the stretch to again rally Golden State, the feat was met with not much more than a shrug.It’s what Curry does.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
A noise nuisance charge against Lindeners Burchmore Graham and Shurmon London was dismissed by Magistrate Clive Nurse on Tuesday last because of a prosecution error.Graham, 32, of 173 First Alley Wismar, and London, 42, of 148 Half Mile, Wismar, were facing the charge of playing loud continuous music.The facts stated that the duo, on July 14, 2017 at Greenheart Street, Mackenzie, Linden, operated a stereo set which played loud and continuous noise to the annoyance of Joseph London.Magistrate Clive Nurse dismissed the charge on ground that the prosecution failed to prove an essential element of the charge — that the noise was loud and continuous. He said there was no measure of how loud the noise was, and how long it was played for.Another prosecution error was that the charge was filed incorrectly. Instead of being charged for playing loud continuous music, they should have been charged under the charge that states: “No person shall, in any road, street, public place or land, or in building or premises, by operating or causing or suffering to be operated any stereo set, juke box, radio, wireless loudspeaker, gramophone, amplifier, automatic piano or similar instrument of music, or by any other means whatsoever, make or cause or suffer to be made any noise which shall be so loud and so continuous or repetitive as to cause a nuisance to occupants of any premises in the neighbourhood.”
MEMPHIS, T.N. – A number of drag racers from the Fort St. John area will be in Memphis, Tennessee starting tomorrow to compete on the world stage of drag racing.The Summit World Finals will see the world’s best sportsman racers tearing up the Memphis International Raceway from October 20 – 22 for the Summit Tournament of Champions and the Summit SuperSeries. A total of 11 champions will be crowned during the weekend.Marlin Chase, Ty Hollingstead, Kaelie Morton, Andy Closkey, Steve Breitkreuz, James Rutherford, Mike Lucas, John Tiegen, Cody Liwiski, Paul LaVoie, Noah McDonald, and George Morgan are among the names from the North Peace that will be making the trip to Memphis.- Advertisement -The Summit Tournament of Champions consists of the top-three finishers in each division from the year-long Summit Pro Am Tour program. All qualified drivers in their respective classes go head-to-head for the world championship at the Summit World Finals. The classes contending for top honors includes: Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Stock, Stock, Quick Rod, Super Rod, Hot Rod and Junior Dragster. $117,800 in cash awards is up for grabs in the Summit Tournament of Champions.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed Chelsea legend Frank Lampard will join his side on a short-term loan next week.Although the club have not yet officially announced the deal, the City boss confirmed on Saturday night that the England midfielder, who signed for City’s sister outfit New York City FC this summer ending 13 trophy-laden years at Chelsea, will join his side on Wednesday.With the 2015 MLS season not beginning until March, it was rumoured Lampard may head tohead to Melbourne City, the third club owned by the City Football Group, on a short-term deal.But instead he has plumped to turn out for Chelsea’s title rivals and Pellegrini said the 36-year-old will play at the Etihad until the new year.“As you know Frank has signed a contract with New York City and will start working here [the United States] in January as the season starts in March,” Pellegrini said following City’s pre-season penalty shoot-out defeat to Olympiakos.“From next Wednesday he will start working with our team and will play for us until then. At the moment he will work with the squad and be a member of the squad. He will fight for a position.“He knows we have a very good team, we have a lot of players in his position. He is one player more. We have a lot of games particularly with the Champions League – so he’s very important for our team.”Manchester City and Chelsea are set to face each other in the Premier League on September 21, though Pellegrini admitted he would be open to Lampard missing the match, something which had mooted in some quarters.But the Chilean manager stopped short of offering the Blues hero a guarantee he would not feature and said: “I will talk about those things with him but he is a player for Manchester City, he will play every game that he needs to play.” 1 Frank Lampard is set to join Manchester City
As it stands, Japan and Senegal have four points after two games, with Colombia and Poland on zero, though they have played a game less.Midfielder Honda was the hero for Japan, scoring the deserved leveller after goalkeeper Khadim N’Diaye flapped at a cross.Senegal, who reached the quarter-finals in the country’s previous World Cup appearance in 2002, needed just over 10 minutes to go in front.Japan failed to deal with a right-wing cross with Genki Haraguchi nodding the ball straight to Senegal defender Youssouf Sabaly in the box.He fired at Eiji Kawashima and the goalkeeper made a mess of it, punching the ball into the lurking Liverpool star Sadio Mane.The ball bounced off the striker and into the net for his first goal at this tournament — cue raucous Senegal celebrations with Khadim N’Diaye racing the length of the pitch to join in.This match was billed as the pace and power of Senegal against the tactical and technical nous of Japan, who took a gamble and replaced Vahid Halilhodzic with Akira Nishino as coach just weeks before the World Cup.It appeared to pay off when the unfancied Asians stunned 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opener, and on 34 minutes they were level with Senegal when Takashi Inui bent the ball wonderfully into the bottom corner.Backed by a vocal Japanese following who never stopped singing and with the locals also on their side, Japan were now the better side after a nervous start.Mane found himself at left-back at one point as the Blue Samurai threatened to slice their way through, in what was growing to be an absorbing contest in the warm Yekaterinburg evening.Aliou Cisse, Senegal’s likeable coach and their skipper in that World Cup run in 2002, sent his substitutes to warm up five minutes into the second period as Japan began the half the better.Working down the Africans’ left side, the 26-year-old talisman Mane was only a sporadic danger.Japan should have taken the lead on the hour but Yuya Osako, the match-winner against Colombia, somehow missed the ball when unmarked inside Senegal’s six-yard box.Inui then struck the bar from distance after the Senegal defence went AWOL.On 71 minutes, Japan allowed a scuffed cross to go right across their goal and defender Moussa Wague arrived all alone at the far post to grab what looked like being an unlikely winner.But Honda, the former AC Milan midfielder who had only been on the pitch six minutes, hit the late equaliser to leave Group H up for grabs.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Senegal’s Mbaye Niang makes a shot as Japan’s Shoji Gen attempts to block during their World Cup Group H clash in Yakaterinburg on June 24, 2018. PHOTO/FIFAYEKATERINBURG, Russia, Jun 24- Keisuke Honda’s late goal earned Japan a deserved 2-2 draw against Senegal in Yekaterinburg on Sunday to keep alive both teams’ hopes of last-16 qualification from Group H.All eyes will now be on the other group match later in the evening between Poland and Colombia following this stalemate at the Yekaterinburg Arena.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A helicopter crew rescued a person from a tiny island in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River as a heavy late-season storm moved through Southern California on Monday. Working near power lines, the Fire Department helicopter lowered a rescuer to the island, then hoisted both to the side of the river shortly after 11 a.m. It was not immediately known how the person ended up on the island, a cluster of boulders and trees in the river, or for how long the person was stranded, said Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SANTA FE SPRINGS – New asphalt for Alondra Boulevard, a new community center for Lakeview Park, and an expanded transportation center are among the big-ticket items on a long wish list of improvement projects City Council members will review tonight. In all, staffers will ask the council to approve more than $10 million to spur along or complete hundreds of projects detailed in a list of capital improvements to be tackled between now and 2012. Don Jensen, director of public works, called the capital improvement plan “a program guide to the improvements we need to make in all areas of our city facilities.” The 28-page plan includes about 400 different projects. The items “cover all areas of modifications to city buildings, utility system improvements and park facility improvements,” Jensen added. Officials are recommending, for example, that the city spend money to upgrade its Web site, modernize its computer systems, and replace air conditioning in some municipal buildings, Jensen said. McCormack called the overall improvement plan a “living document,” one that will change and be revised according to the city’s future needs. It includes additional funding for the ongoing Sister Cities Garden park project, which is slated to open in August, as well as money for a river nature park near the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway. Officials will present the comprehensive plan to the council tonight. Council members will review it and try to come up with a time line for which projects should be tackled first. “What are the priorities?” aske McCormack. “This is a culmination of … staff going out and identifying the needs of the city. And we’re getting direction as to what \ priorities might be.” The council last approved such a plan in 2003. The newest capital improvement plan should take care of most of the city’s needs for the next six years. “It’s a continuing effort to keep facilities in good condition and expand to accommodate existing programs and new programs in the city,” said Jensen. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2It includes the construction of a $3.3 million community center at Lakeview Park that will have community meeting rooms and space for receational classes. The park also would get a new snack bar and storage building, at a cost of $800,000. Also included is a $2.2 million project to resurface Alondra Boulevard between Shoemaker and Valley View avenues; an expansion of the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Transportation Center at a cost of $2.7 million; and a new children’s water park, which will cost $683,000. But much of the $10 million would be spent on “things we won’t be able to see – infrastructural things,” said Assistant City Manger Thaddeus McCormack.