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MoD’s £500m London plan

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Win Lott Inc T 20/20 Tournament is match practice for players

first_img 45 Views   no discussions Share Share NewsSports Win Lott Inc T 20/20 Tournament is match practice for players by: – May 27, 2011 H. E President Liverpool, Hon. Justina Charles, and Cabinet Secretary Mr. Felix Gregoire meeting cricketersAt the opening ceremony of the 2011 Winlott Windward Island T20/20 Tournament yesterday CEO of the Winlott Inc Mr. Murray Bullock said that the Winlott Windward Islands T20/20 Tournament is the brain child of the Winlott Organization and feels the Winlott games are an important opportunity for match practice for players.Click here to listen to Mr. Bullock: The 2011 Winlott Windward Islands T20/20 Tournament is the second game organized by Winlott Inc.News reporter: Ms. Grace HendersonDominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Here are 10 most followed sportsmen on Instagram

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True5 Reasons To Wait For The Solo Black Widow MovieAll Who Were Alive In The 1980’s Will Get Shivers When See This2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Cristiano Ronaldo is not only the most-followed athlete on Instagram, he has now become the first person on social media to reach 200 million followers on the platform. Already the most popular athlete on Facebook with 122 million likes, the Juventus star’s global presence is unparalleled and he took to Instagram to thank fans for their support.Advertisement Ronaldo is well ahead on the Instagram most-followed list, with Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar in third and second on 142m and 132m followers respectively.Manchester United legend David Beckham is in fourth, with LeBron James, the only non-footballer on the list, coming in at fifth. Ronaldinho is sixth, ahead of James Rodriguez, Marcelo, Gareth Bale and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Top 10 in full:1. Cristiano Ronaldo (200 million)2. Lionel Messi (142 million)3. Neymar (132 million)4. David Beckham (60.5 million)5. LeBron James (58 million)6. Ronaldinho (51 million)7. James Rodriguez (44.9 million)8. Marcelo (43.6 million)9. Gareth Bale (42.9 million)10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (41.4 million)Back in October, it emerged that Ronaldo secured a staggering £38.2m from posts on Instagram.According to a Buzz Bingo study, the 34-year old had 49 sponsored Instagram posts and each one of them pocketed him £780,000.Barcelona captain Messi fell well short of Ronaldo as he made a total of £18.7m and earned £518,000 per post. Loading… Read Also: Cristiano Ronaldo hits 200 Million Followers on InstagramWhile Ronaldo is still doing the business on the pitch, told SPORTbible in an exclusive interview that he has his eyes set on conquering the business world.He said: I still love football. I love to entertain the fans and the people who love Cristiano. It doesn’t matter the age, it’s all about mentality.“The last five years I start to enjoy this process of seeing me outside of football, so who knows what will happen in the next year or two?”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Lacson to ask SP to lay measures vs sugar import liberalization

first_imgBACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose“Bong” Lacson will ask Provincial Board members to pass a resolution opposingthe proposed liberalization of the country’s sugar industry. He said their group is ready to meetand present their concerns to President Duterte./PN Lacson added he will request Vice Gov.Jeffrey Ferrer to lead the passage of the resolution. “We join them in calling out theDepartment of Agriculture and the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) fortheir deafening silence on this matter,” Tatak Kalamay added. He added: “Just like what is happeningin the sugar industry where the government is scrambling to help rice farmersbecause of the rice tarrification. I think we should learn from that.” He noted that in Negros Occidental, 85percent of sugar farmers are agrarian reform beneficiaries. Tatak Kalamay has asked localgovernment units to show support by passing resolution in their respectiveareas opposing the sugar import liberalization because of its detrimentaleffect to the sugar industry. Raymund Montinola, one of theconvenors, slammed SRA administrator Hermingildo Serafica for his seemingsilence and ‘washes his hands and does not seem to know his work.” “The unabated importation of sugarwill drastically affect the lives of these people,” the governor said. According to Lacson, the provincialgovernment is “in support of the move of Tatak Kalamay.” “The sugar industry is under siegeagain and we condemn in the strongest term what we preceived as a sell-off ofthe Philippine Agriculture in general,” the group said in a press conference onSunday. Notwithstanding what has beenhappening to our rice industry, the crisis we have in the livestock and otheragricultural sector, the economic managers have once again set their eyes onour industry with their proposed liberalization of sugar importation, theysaid. “I’m sure the incumbent board memberswill be ready to pass a resolution. The previous board members also opposed theshift to high fructose corn syrup way back when it was the issue,” he said. Earlier, Tatak Kalamay urged PresidentRodrigo Duterte to junk the proposed sugar import liberalization. Emilio Yulo, sugar farmersrepresentative to the sugar board, said the problems of the sugar industry is“an economic that needs a political solution.”last_img read more

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Toon make ‘substantial’ Grenier bid

first_img Press Association Sport understands the Magpies have made an undisclosed, but substantial offer for the 23-year-old Frenchman. The move came on Wednesday morning, with Cabaye expected to completed his big money move to Paris St Germain later the same day. Grenier is one of a series of potential targets identified as the club drew up a contingency plan with speculation mounting that PSG would make a January move for Cabaye. The France international has scored 12 goals in 89 appearances for Lyon. However, his current manager Remi Garde has voiced his hope that the player will not be sold this month, and it remains to be seen whether or not the Magpies can tempt the Ligue 1 club to part with him. Newcastle’s valuation of Cabaye was in excess of £20million and although the fee they have agreed with PSG has not been disclosed, manager Alan Pardew has urged owner Mike Ashley and director of football Joe Kinnear to invest a significant proportion of the proceeds in a replacement. Pardew was hopeful of making at least one January signing before the interest in his star man was formalised, and Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong was due to undergo a medical on Tyneside on Wednesday with a view to completing an initial loan move to St James’ Park. But a successful swoop for Grenier before Friday night’s transfer deadline would provide a further boost to a club in desperate need of a new playmaker. Pardew’s men passed up a glorious opportunity to add another three points to their Barclays Premier League tally at Norwich on Tuesday night when they dominated, but ultimately came away with just a point from a 0-0 draw despite hitting the woodwork three times. To make matters worse, they had leading scorer Loic Remy sent off late in the game, and he will now sit out Saturday’s derby clash with Sunderland – a match his side cannot afford to lose – through suspension. Newcastle have made a move to replace Yohan Cabaye by tabling a bid for Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Princess Cruises Drops Port Everglades Contractor After Coronavirus Cases

first_imgThe company whose staff may have exposed up to 50,000 travelers to the coronavirus has had its contract for work at Port Everglades dropped by a popular cruise line.Three of the first four people who tested positive for the virus in Broward County worked for Metro Cruise Services, which provided guest services for Princess Cruises in Fort Lauderdale.Port Everglades spokeswoman Ellen Kennedy said Wednesday that Princess Cruises officials informed her they have stopped using the contractor and have replaced it with another company.On Tuesday, health officials revealed that three part-time employees of Metro Cruise Services tested positive for coronavirus.With that, travelers who were planning to board the Caribbean Princess on Wednesday for a 10-day trip to the Panama Canal were notified by email late Tuesday that their cruise was cancelled.The email attributed the cancellation to an anticipated shortage of labor at the port.Kennedy explains that Princess Cruises was concerned it might not have enough time to fill all the positions in time for Wednesday’s voyage.Princess Cruises will provide full refunds of the cruise fare and any related travel booked through the company, in addition to giving passengers full credit for a future cruise over the next year.The company also operates the Diamond Princess, which was quarantined for two weeks early this year in Japan after 700 of its passengers contracted coronavirus.In recent days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had placed two Princess Cruises ships under “no-sail” orders, preventing them from docking at U.S. ports.One was the Caribbean Princess, which remained off the coast of Port Everglades after health officials discovered that two of the ship’s crew members had worked aboard its sister ship, Grand Princess, which was struck with coronavirus in California.Tests of the two Caribbean Princess workers came back negative, allowing the ship to dock before dawn Wednesday at Port Everglades.The cruise line’s next scheduled departure from that port is Saturday, when the Sky Princess is set to begin a seven-day Western Caribbean trip.last_img read more

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Indian Premier League Kieron Pollard hurts Chennai Super Kings for third time in IPL final as Mumbai Indians clinch title

first_imghighlights Chennai Super Kings have lost five finals in IPL history.Mumbai Indians became the first team to win four IPL titles.This was MS Dhoni’s sixth loss in IPL finals. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Mumbai Indians were in a precarious position at 102/5 in 15 overs during the IPL 2019 final against Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal. Rohit Sharma’s side was banking on Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya to deliver. These two had rescued Mumbai Indians with their brilliant batting in the death overs in previous games and they were given the task of doing it yet again in the final. Pollard looked in fine touch, slicing Ravindra Jadeja over backward point for a boundary and then dispatching Imran Tahir, the leading wicket-taker in this tournament to the deep square leg fence for a big six.The 18th over of the Mumbai Indians’ innings proved to be game-changing. Pollard blasted Shardul Thakur over deep midwicket for his second six while Hardik Pandya unveiled the helicopter shot to dispatch Thakur over deep midwicket as the bowler conceded 16 runs. Deepak Chahar pulled things back with just four runs and also got the big wicket of Hardik Pandya and Rahul Chahar. In the final over bowled by Dwayne Bravo, Pollard played out two dot balls. On the third ball, there was controversy as the umpire did not signal a wide. Before the fourth ball was bowled, Pollard walked way across to the tramline, threw his bat up in the air and took his stance as he voiced his displeasure. The umpires warned Pollard and it only fired him up as he blasted the last two balls for fours to end on an unbeaten 41 off 25 balls. Pollard’s onslaught had helped Mumbai Indians score 47 runs in the last five overs and it gave their bowlers something to bowl at.Shane Watson kept Chennai Super Kings in the hunt with a blazing 80 but Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar bowled brilliantly and Mumbai Indians secured a tense one-run win when Lasith Malinga trapped Thakur LBW to give Rohit’s side their fourth IPL title. Speaking after the victory, Pollard remarked, “These are the games we need to perform in, these are the games that people remember, scoring runs first in the final is always good, the pressure is on the chasing team. It’s the teams that do not put pressure on themselves that can become champions at the end of the tournament.”However, the win owed much to Pollard’s brilliant knock towards the end and it was not the first time that the West Indies all-rounder had hurt Chennai Super Kings on the big stage. In the 2013 Indian Premier League final, Pollard blasted 60 off 32 balls to help Mumbai Indians reach 148/9 and an inspired bowling performance saw them win the match by 23 runs. In the 2015 final of the IPL, Pollard was once again at his aggressive best against Chennai Super Kings by hammering 36 off 18 balls to help Mumbai Indians win the title for the second time by 41 runs.Mumbai Indians’ win in Hyderabad was also their fourth against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019 and it was also their third title by beating MS Dhoni’s franchise. However, after this performance, there is no denying that Pollard is the ultimate bogey for Chennai Super Kings when it comes to finals.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMEN’S T25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLSeton Hall beats ButlerNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sandro Mamukelashvili hit an off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer to give No. 16 Seton Hall a stunning 74-72 victory over No. 21 Butler. The game-winning shot came on an inbounds play after the officials reviewed a missed shot by Quincy McKnight and added two tenths of a second, putting 0.6 on the clock. McKnight inbounded the ball and Mamukelashvili caught it and tossed it at the basket. It hit the rim and rolled in, breaking a two-game losing streak for the Pirates (19-7, 11-3 Big East). Butler (19-7, 7-7) made three 3-pointers in the final 64 seconds to wipe out a five-point deficit. Sean McDermott hit the last two, tying the game at 72 with 8.8 seconds left. — Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad (MEE’-kuh zih-BAN’-eh-jad) each had a goal and two assists as the New York Rangers scored five times in the third period and beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3. Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and assist, and Filip Chytil, Ryan Strome, and Artemi Panarin scored for New York, which won for the fifth time in six games.  NHL-GOLDEN KNIGHTS-KINGS TRADELA Kings trade Cup-winning goal scorer Martinez to VegasLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have traded Stanley Cup-winning goal scorer Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights for two second-round draft picks. Martinez has spent his entire career with the Kings, who drafted him in 2007. Although he has never scored more than 11 goals in a regular season, he earned a permanent place in franchise lore by scoring the series-winning overtime goals in both the Western Conference finals and the Stanley Cup Final six years ago. Martinez also was a member of the Kings’ first championship team in 2012. He has 62 goals and 136 assists in 597 career games, and he has six goals and 10 assists in 64 career postseason games.Elsewhere in the NHL: February 19, 2020 Associated Press — Saddiq Bey and Collin Gillespie each made five of Villanova’s 18 3-pointers, and the 12th-ranked Wildcats used their long-range shooting to beat DePaul 91-71. Villanova went 18 for 26 from deep in its 20th straight victory against DePaul. The Wildcats have made at least nine 3s in their last five games, including 17 during Sunday’s 76-56 victory at Temple. Bey finished with 22 points and seven assists. Gillespie and Justin Moore had 17 points apiece. DePaul dropped its eighth straight game. The Blue Demons took the Wildcats to overtime in a 79-75 loss on Jan. 14, but the rematch was a blowout.— Anthony Edwards’ big night for Georgia has left No. 13 Auburn with its second straight loss. Edwards scored 18 points, including a late 3-pointer to slow Auburn’s comeback attempt, and the Bulldogs beat the Tigers 65-55. Auburn fell to 22-4 overall and 9-4 in the Southeastern Conference, thanks to its second straight loss to a team with a losing record. The two straight losses followed seven straight wins. Georgia ended a four-game losing streak. J’Von McCormick led Auburn with 22 points. Georgia’s Toumani Camara sank seven of eight free throws in the final minute to help protect the lead.— Caleb Mills scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half to lead No. 22 Houston to a 76-43 win over Tulsa on Wednesday night. Mills shot 9 of 16, including hitting 5 of 9 on 3-pointers. Nate Hinton added 15 points for Houston which shot 41%. The Cougars moved into sole possession of first place in the American with the win combined with Cincinnati’s loss to Central Florida on Wednesday. Martins Igbanu had 15 points, and Jeriah Horne added 12 points and seven rebounds for Tulsa (17-9, 9-4).NHL-SCHEDULEStars beat Coyotes 3-2 UNDATED (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson have been jailed in West Texas after federal officials said they found 157 pounds of marijuana in a car in which he and another man were riding. El Paso County jail records show that the 27-year-old was booked Tuesday. The complaint says the pair were driving from Los Angeles to Louisiana when the Border Patrol stopped them Monday night and found several large duffel bags of marijuana in their sport utility vehicle. Robinson was a standout at Auburn University and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. He signed with the Cleveland Browns in 2018. The Browns recently informed Robinson’s representatives they did not intend to re-sign him as a free agent.TENNIS-DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPTop-seeded Simona Halep advances at Dubai ChampionshipsDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep’s (HAL’-ehp) first match since losing to Garbine Muguruza (GAHR’-been moo-gah-ROO’-thuh) in the Australian Open semifinals was a tough three-set win over Ons Jabeur at the Dubai Championships. Halep will meet Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals after Sabalenka beat Elise Mertens in straight sets. Anett Kontaveit beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and will play Petra Martic, who defeated Barbora Strycova in straight sets. Jennifer Brady will play Muguruza in the quarterfinal after Brady beat Marketa Vondrousova and Muguruza defeated Veronika Kudermetova, both in three sets.center_img — For the first time since October, the Washington Capitals took the ice for practice as something other than a first-place team. Defensive lapses and a glaring lack of structure have added up to losses in six of nine games and a .500 record over the past 10. It’s a struggle for the Capitals right now, but they hope a trade for defenseman Brenden Dillon and a few adjustments will shake them out of their midseason doldrums. Dillon could play as soon as Thursday night against Montreal, but he can’t solve all everything by himself. Even with Holtby finding a groove, the Capitals have allowed almost 3.5 goals per game during this stretch and not looked like a group that led the NHL for much of the year.MLB-NEWSPirates’ Pablo Reyes banned 80 games for positive drug testUNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes was suspended 80 games under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone. He became the second player in three days suspended for Boldenone, which is sold under the brand name Equipose and is commonly used on horses. Houston pitcher Francis Martes also was suspended. Reyes is a 26-year-old outfielder and infielder who made his major league debut in September 2018 and hit .293 with three homers and seven RBIs. He hit .203 with two homers and 19 RBIs for the Pirates last year.In other baseball news: — Mike Fiers is scheduled to start a split-squad game for Oakland on Sunday in his first game action since revealing the Houston Astros’ cheating scheme. It has not been determined whether Fiers’ spring training debut will come in the home game versus San Francisco or against Arizona on the road. In a story published by The Athletic in November, Fiers said the Astros had stolen signs using a camera in center field during their run to the 2017 World Series championship. Fiers played on that team.— Max Scherzer is scheduled to start the Washington Nationals’ exhibition opener Saturday against the Houston Astros in a rematch of last year’s World Series. Scherzer’s last start came in Game 7 of the Fall Classic at Houston. Scherzer threw his first live batting practice of spring training Wednesday and declared that his shoulder felt tired — which the three-time Cy Young Award winner said is a good thing.— Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi expects catcher J.T. Realmuto to be back in spring training in Clearwater, Florida this week and does not believe there will be any fallout from his arbitration hearing in Arizona. Realmuto is seeking a salary of $12.4 million for 2020 after making $6.05 million last year. The Phillies have offered $10 million. Girardi said he expects Realmuto’s focus to be on baseball when he returns from the hearing in Phoenix— Houston infielder Aledmys Díaz, Miami first baseman Jesús Aguilar and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin all won their salary arbitration cases, cutting the teams’ advantage to 6-4 in decisions this year with three cases remaining. Díaz was awarded $2.6 million rather than $2 million, Aguilar $2,575,000 instead of $2,325,000 and Goodwin $2.2 million rather than $1.85 million. A decision is pending for Arizona pitcher Archie Bradley, whose case was argued Tuesday. Two players remain scheduled for hearings this week: Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) and reliever Héctor Neris.— Ultilityman Brock Holt and the Milwaukee Brewers have finalized a one-year contract. The deal includes a team option for 2021. The 31-year-old left-handed batter had spent his first eight major league seasons with the Boston Red Sox and was an All-Star in 2015. He hit a career-high .297 last year with three homers and 31 RBIs in 295 plate appearances while playing every position except pitcher, catcher and center field. McKnight led the Pirates with 18 points and Myles Powell had 16. Mamukelashvili and Romaro Gill added 15 points apiece.Kamar Baldwin had 20 to lead the Bulldogs, while Bryce Golden added 17 points before fouling out with 2:19 to play.In other T25 hoop news:— Markell Johnson scored a career-high 28 points to help North Carolina State to beat sixth-ranked Duke 88-66 on Wednesday night. Devon Daniels added a career-high 25 points for the Wolfpack, who led by 15 at halftime and by as many as 27 late in a surprisingly lopsided win against the ACC-leading Blue Devils. Vernon Carey Jr. had 27 points to lead Duke. The Blue Devils shot 38% but struggled at the line and from behind the arc. Duke made 4 of 17 3-pointers and 10 of 22 foul shots. N.C. State shot 45%.— Jordan Nwora scored 17 points, Dwayne Sutton added 16 and No. 11 Louisville routed Syracuse 90-66 to end a two-game losing streak. The Cardinals never trailed the Orange after losses at Georgia Tech and Clemson dropped them from the conference lead. They stretched a 41-34 halftime lead to double digits early in the second half before an 18-2 run made it 69-44. Nwora shot just 5 of 18 from the field and 2 of 7 from beyond the arc but regrouped from scoring just seven points the past two games. Buddy Boeheim had 15 points and Quincy Guerrrier for Syracuse. — The Baltimore Orioles have claimed infielder Andrew Velazquez on waivers from the Cleveland Indians. The 25-year-old Velazquez joins a crowded competition for infield spots with Baltimore. The Orioles designated infielder Richard Urena for assignment.— Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros’ scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives. No players were punished by MLB, and opponents from other teams have expressed dismay over that fact since spring training opened last week. Many have also called for Houston to be of its 2017 World Series title.— The Tampa Bay Rays are offering fans a win-win-win-win proposition in an attempt to draw bigger crowds to barren Tropicana Field. The “Win Pack’’ lets a fan pick any four regular-season Rays game to attend for a total of $99. If the Rays win all four, the fan gets a voucher redeemable for a free ticket to another game.NFL-NEWSNFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge UNDATED (AP) — Jamie Oleksiak broke a third-period tie with his first goal in 26 games and the Dallas Stars held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Wednesday night. Oleksiak stepped up into the top of the slot, took a pass from Alexander Radulov and sent a low snap shot past goalie Antti Raanta with 8:22 remaining.Dallas is 5-0-1 in its last six games to pull even with Central Division leader St. Louis.Ben Bishop made 21 of his season-high 39 saves in the first period. Corey Perry and Radek Faksa scored power-play goals for Dallas. Taylor Hall had a power-play goal for Arizona, Christian Fischer also scored in the second period and Raanta stopped 30 shots.In other ice action:— Pavel Francouz made 27 saves and lost his first NHL shutout with just over two minutes remaining as the Colorado Avalanche beat the New York Islanders 3-1. Gabriel Landeskog, Andre Burakovsky and Joonas Donskoi had goals to help Colorado end a three-game skid against a scuffling New York team.last_img read more

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Johnson surges to two trophies in Forbes Burnham Memorial Table Tennis

first_img… Persaud wins ‘C’ divisionELISHABA Johnson stormed to wins in ‘B’ division and U-21 categories on the penultimate day of the Forbes Burnham Memorial Table Tennis Championships, on Monday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. Again he battled 13-year-old junior national champion (U-15 and U-18) Jonathan Van Lange in both finals.Several weeks ago, at the National Championships, the two players had shared victories in the events. Johnson had won the U-21 battle, while Van Lange had won the ‘B’ division.In the latest U-21 final, Johnson surged to a 4-1 win in their best-of-seven series.  Johnson won 11-5, 11-4, 11-9, 7-11, 12-10 in his last year in the competition.Johnson had defeated Isaiah Layne 4-2 in the semi-finals (7-11, 12-10, 14-16, 11-3, 11-4, 12-10), while Van Lange had gotten the better of Colin Wong 4-2 (11-6, 11-9, 5-11, 11-6, 8-11 11-8).Both Wong and Layne had finished joint third.The ‘B’ division final was a closer match and Johnson had to battle back from a score of 1-3 to defeat his young rival. Narren Persaud (left) defeated Umar Percival in the ‘C’ division final.Van Lange won the opening games 12-10, 11-4, before Johnson, the son of veteran coach Linden Johnson, won the third game 11-7. Van Lange looked like he would have surged to another ‘B’ division win when he took game four at 11-9, but three testing battles saw Johnson emerging victorious at 12-10, 12-10, 11-9.In the semi-finals, Van Lange had defeated Layne 4-2, while Johnson had gotten the better of Jamal Nicholas by a similar score. The two players could have met again last evening in the semi-finals of the Open Singles.  Van Lange had already qualified for the final four, while Johnson had to face Layne in a quarter-final battle.In an upset, Orin Hickerson defeated tournament favourite and former Senior National Champion Nigel Bryan by a score of 4-1 (11-7, 11-9, 5-11, 11-5, 11-9) in their semi-final clash.Meanwhile, Queen’s College third-former Narren Persaud got past fellow 14-year-old Umar Percival (Isa Islamic School) in the ‘C’ division final.  The match was a tense affair with Persaud battling back from two games down to win 3-2 (11-7, 5-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-7).Earlier Percival had defeated Abdool Aleem Rahim (3-1) in the semis.  Rahim had gotten the better of nine-year-old Jasmine Billingy in the quarterfinal.Persaud, on the other hand, had gotten past Mark Evans (3-1) in the other semi-final clash. Both Evans and Rahim had claimed a third-place finish.last_img read more

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10-man Akwa Utd Defeats Nasarawa to Move up

first_imgA ten-man Akwa United FC returned to winning ways in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) yesterday with a 1-0 win against Nasarawa United in their Match-day 11 fixture at the Godswill Akpabio International StadiumThe Promise Keepers who were without a win in their last three games in all competitions heading into the game scored the only goal of the encounter in the ninth minute through Adeshina Gata. It was the former ABS striker’s first goal of the campaign.The Uyo club was reduced to 10 men deep into stoppage time when Ubong Friday was sent off for stamping on Nasarawa United defender Abubakar Abdullahi. Abdu Maikaba’s men moved from eighth to third position in the table with the win with two outstanding games still to be played.They will face Al Ittihad of Libya in a CAF Confederation Cup fixture in Uyo on Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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