Worst crash of my career – Gore

first_img “We came on to the straight, and as we came onto the straight, Kyle (Gregg) accelerated. There was a big space between Doug and Kyle, and I took the opportunity to go through. When I got through, halfway past, he (Gore) evidently had planned to close the door, but I don’t think he realised how quickly I had gone through,” Summerbell said. “It’s a racing accident. It may have been alleviated if the starter may have been starting the races lower down. The rest of the field hadn’t come round onto the straight, and to tell the truth, this was every race today (Sunday),” he said. Meanwhile, Gore said that with his car out of commission, there was very little likelihood of his racing again this season. “My car looks like it is written off. If we do decide to repair it, it couldn’t be done in Jamaica. We would have to send away to Germany,” he said. Three marshals, two of which received leg injuries, and another a head injury in the crash, were also released from hospital yesterday. Doug Gore has said he would be out for the rest of the season after a crash with David Summerbell Jr at the Jamwest Motorsports and Adventure Park in Westmoreland on Sunday. Gore told The Gleaner that he was released from hospital yesterday morning after doctors gave him the all-clear following the crash, which wrote off his Audi TT DTM and Summerbell’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII race cars. “I’m very, very, sore and feeling pains all over. Otherwise, I’m just glad to be here after such a violent crash. It could have been a lot worse. It’s probably the worst I’ve had in my 20-odd years of racing, and I’ve had my share,” Gore said. “I just need a little bed rest and I will be fine,” he added. The crash happened at the start of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) Group 4 event, the feature race of the day. Gore, the defending CMRC Driver’s champion, was looking to secure a win for Jamaica, to take the country title from Guyana. Summerbell sought to explain the accident which happened shortly after the start of the race, as he, Gore, and Kyle Gregg were jostling for position. HOW IT HAPPENEDlast_img read more

Big time golf back in Ja with BMW Classic

first_imgFor the first time in more than two decades, Jamaica will host a top professional golf association event, this as the PGA Latino America tour tees off with the BMW Classic at Cinnamon Hill in Rose Hall, St James. One hundred and forty-four golfers from 22 countries will take part in the inaugural event that will close out the first half of the PGA Latino America tour. Seven Jamaican players are in the field which will feature as many as 78 Americans. The rest of the field includes 17 golfers from Argentina, Mexico 7, Canada 6, Trinidad &Tobago 6, Australia 3, Colombia 3, Brazil 2, Chile 2, Peru 2, Venezuela 2, Bolivia 1, England 1, Guatemala 1, Israel 1, Italy 1, Japan 1, Norway 1, Scotland 1 and Uruguay 1. Jamaica’s national amateur champion, Jonathan Newnham, who did not make the qualifiers, will still get a chance to play with some of the best PGA Latin America players, as he was given a sponsor’s exemption. Also, receiving a sponsor’s invite is another national player, Montego Bay’s very own, Sean Morris. They will join Jamaicans, Zandre Roye, Fabian Campbell, Orville Christie, Romaine Evans and Seebert Walker Jr in the main field. Tournament director Peter Lindo says the Cinnamon Hill course is in great shape and some exciting golf is anticipated over the next four days. “We are expecting some low scores from these pros here this week, the greens are fast and true and the course is in pristine condition, and we are excited to have professional golf back in Jamaica after a 25-year absence,” Lindo said. Argentinian Nelson Ledesma is the number-one ranked order of merit player in the field followed by Guatemala’s Jose Toledo and American Brandon Matthews. The winner of the BMW Classic will pocket US $31,500 of the US $175,000 purse.last_img read more

Neymar looking to match PSG teammates

first_img DIFFERENT INJURY SAMARA, Russia (AP): Brazil captain Thiago Silva is hoping Neymar plays as well as some of his Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) teammates have done in the knockout round of the FIFA World Cup. Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored a pair of goals in France’s 4-3 victory over Argentina, sending Lionel Messi out of the tournament. Edinson Cavani then scored both goals in Uruguay’s 2-1 victory that eliminated Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo. Perhaps some of that PSG magic will strike today when Brazil faces Mexico at Samara Arena. “We hope (today) will be a great day and that Neymar is inspired as much as the other players,” said Silva, who also plays for PSG. Neymar drew concern early in the tournament because of what appeared to be a right ankle injury following the team’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland. He was fouled 10 times during the match and later was seen limping after practice before the team’s second match against Costa Rica, but the team said it was only a precaution. The Brazilian football confederation has said Neymar’s ankle problem had nothing to do with the foot injury that sidelined him for about three months earlier this year. Brazil coach Tite said before the tournament started that Neymar is unlikely to be fully fit until the third match of the group stage. It is now time for the knockout rounds. “He’s resumed his top performance,” Tite said. Just like Neymar, the entire Brazilian team seems to have progressed in the tournament. After the draw against Switzerland, Brazil defeated both Costa Rica and Serbia to finish atop their group. “The idea is that things are going to improve. This is the fourth match. I think this team is well prepared,” Silva said yesterday. “We have to face this match with a lot of focus and a lot of determination. I think the coach has given us the tools.”last_img read more

Nathaya Whaul joins the team of “Days like Dese”

first_img“Day like Dese” Season 2 – from episode two which had its first airing on Friday September, 21 on Atlantic Cable, Fresh Channel 1 – viewers will see Nathaya Whaul playing Susan Rupaul; the wife of David Rupaul, played by Mark Kazim.Other family members of the Rupaul family include their three children played by Makayah Smith (Josh), Safira Abrahim-Williams (Elise) and Kailey Liverpool (Kalee), Ron Robinson (Grandpa Rue) Lavonne George (Mamma G), Simone Dowding (Mabel – the housekeeper), Rajan Tiwari and Simone Persaud (Ram and Sonita – the neighbours), Kirk Jardine (Uncle Sonny –family friend), Mark Luke-Edwards (Detective Jack) Paul Budnah (Pablo – the exterminator), Olivia Rodrigues (cousin), Michael Ignatius (friend) and a cameo performance by Joel Ghansham.“Days like Dese” is presented by GEMS Theatre Productions, written by Randolph Critchlow and made possible with support from KFC, the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ANSA McAL, Sankars Auto Works, Hand-in-Hand Fire & Life Insurance Co, Nand Persaud and Co Rice Millers, and the Social Protection Ministry.Viewers can catch Season 2 on Fridays at 20:00h on Atlantic Cable, Fresh Channel 1; Saturdays at 17:00h on CNS 6; 20:00h on NTN69; and 20:30h on TVG28; Sundays at 19:00h on HBTV9 and 19:00h on HGPTV67 and on Mondays at 18:30h on Cable26/Channel 77 (Berbice) and at 19:00h on MTV 65.Episode 1 was aired from September 7 and each episode will be aired on two weekends on eight channels until November 20. The season will have six episodes.“Days like Dese” is a 30-minute sitcom that delves deep into the daily lives of a diverse ‘socially responsible’ middle-class Guyanese family – the Rupauls. Viewers will feel connected with this family as they journey with them, traversing terrains that may sometimes be considered controversial but always palatable.It is family-oriented with a lot of educational information mixed with comedy.last_img read more

Issue not easily dismissed by appropriation of blame

first_imgDear Editor,It is not my intention to heap opprobrium on the Patterson family due to the alleged actions of one member at this time; however, the statement of the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Hon. David Patterson, on the issue included a scurrilous statement about the previous administrations of Guyana run by the People’s National Congress and The People’s Progressive Party. Minister Patterson of the Alliance For Change says, ”As a Minister of Government, I would like to assure the Guyanese public that I have not, and will not, attempt to influence the outcome of these serious allegations made against my brother in any way whatsoever. This is the principled position which I firmly embrace, and ought to be a lesson to many under a previous dispensation who, it is widely known, regularly interfered with the course of justice in matters involving their family members, friends, and even acquaintances.”This issue is not easily dismissed by appropriation of blame. Minister Patterson, by his statement, has transformed the issue from personal to political; and as a Citizen of Guyana, I ask that the Minister share his ‘widely known’ information and evidence to back such a serious charge. A sitting Minister of Government is expected to be more responsible with his word.As of now, our national image has been tarnished by his statement in a week wherein the USA issued a higher level crime alert for Guyana, which included the warning that law enforcement personnel are often perpetrators of crime.Editor, Minister Patterson will have to answer questions about his brother’s alleged activities, including his source of finance and transit through our international airport, which is currently undergoing construction and falls under his purview. His statement now taints that straightforward activity with the odium of politics. No one is above the law or the process of investigation.I await the Minister’s response to my questions on his allegations, but I will not hold my breath, for I know an attempt at deflection when I see one. Our national treasure, Martin Carter, famously wrote: “All are involved! All are consumed!” We seem doomed to this political reality, no matter how hard we try to avoid it.Sincerely,Robin Singhlast_img read more

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO VARSITY BLUES TEAM UP WITH UNDER ARMOUR

first_imgStory Links TORONTO (May 30, 2018) – The University of Toronto Varsity Blues are pleased to announce a new multi-year agreement with Under Armour.  Effective May 1, 2018, Under Armour is the exclusive partner and supplier of athletic apparel for the University’s intercollegiate sport program and exclusive sponsor of its high performance academies. All 44 Varsity Blues teams and more than 1100 student-athletes and coaches will be exclusively outfitted in Under Armour uniforms, apparel and training gear.”We are very excited about this new partnership with Under Armour, a leading innovator of athletic performance apparel,” said Beth Ali, Executive Director of Athletics and Physical Activity at the University of Toronto. “Under Armour’s ties to community service, its dedication to innovation and commitment to excellence, parallel the mission and core values of the University of Toronto, the country’s largest university athletic program and a globally recognized academic institution.””Under Armour’s mission is to make you better and we are proud to bring that commitment to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues,” said Matt Shearer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Under Armour Canada. “From intercollegiate and intramural teams, to the youth participating in the Varsity Blues High Performance Academies, we look forward to outfitting students, athletes and coaches across the University of Toronto, in Under Armour’s innovative performance apparel and gear.”Under Armour, along with authorized supplier Marchant’s School Sport Ltd., will service, support and supply the University’s intramural sport program, one of the largest in North America with more than 12,000 participants, the University’s high performance sport youth development program, the Varsity Blues Academies, and branches of the broad based student community physical activity and engagement campaigns, including MoveU.-30-Contact:Mary Beth ChallonerManager, Varsity Blues Events & MarketingUniversity of Torontomb.challoner@utoronto.ca416.407.3538For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

LAPD’s numbers game

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In 2004, the department began classifying more 911 calls as emergencies, allowing patrol cars to use their lights and sirens to come to the scene more quickly. That change prompted a drop in response times. Whereas the times had averaged more than 11 minutes in the Valley in 2003, that figure dropped to 7.1 minutes in the second half of 2004. Now, according to the department, the rate is up to 8 minutes – a roughly 11 percent increase in the amount of time Valley residents have to wait for police during potentially life-threatening situations. But rather than say that response times have jumped 11 percent since their low point in 2004, the LAPD says they’ve dropped 30 percent since their high point in 2003 – highlighting the older gain over the more recent loss. Maybe that’s because the lagging, or at least stagnant, response times can be traced to the dearth of cops in the Valley. While violent crime has dropped 2 percent here in the past year, gang crime has jumped 6 percent – and that’s on top of a 44 percent spike last year. No amount of fudging the numbers will change this basic fact: The Valley needs more cops. And it is the Valley’s City Council members’ job to get them. THE Los Angeles Police Department admits that the number of permanently stationed officers in the San Fernando Valley has dropped to its lowest level in four years. But somehow, the department also claims that 911 response times are down by more than 30 percent since 2003. How can this be? Because the LAPD is cooking the books. The claim that response times have dropped by 30 percent is technically accurate, but leaves out much of the story. last_img read more

Napoli join Arsenal and Man United in chase for ‘new Dennis Bergkamp’

first_img1 23-year-old Ajax striker Davy Klaassen – The new Dennis Bergkamp? Napoli have joined Arsenal and Manchester United in the hunt for Ajax star Davy Klaassen.The 23-year-old, who has been dubbed the ‘new Dennis Bergkamp’, has 13 goals in 34 appearances this season.Arsenal and United were linked with the attacking midfielder in the summer, while Borussia Dortmund failed with a late bid.However, according to La Repubblica, Napoli are now ready to join the battle for Klaassen when the transfer window reopens.The Italian side are flying high this season and sit second in the Serie A table behind current champions Juventus.It means Napoli are on course to be playing Champions League football next season and they have reportedly earmarked Klaassen as the man to bolster their squad.last_img read more

Hygiene key to combatting `superbug’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Also, according to the Los Angeles Times, MRSA infections have spread beyond their normal confines of hospitals and medical centers, and have shown up in such places as locker rooms and athletic fields. In 2003, for example, seven USC football team members came down with MRSA infections. The bacteria can ride along harmlessly on a person’s skin or in nasal passages until they have an opportunity to invade the bloodstream, where they can cause deadly damage. The most frequent infections occur in hospitals, medical centers and nursing homes. Preventing these infections is simple. You practice general cleanliness, and mainly just wash your hands frequently. That’s how the USC team brought the problem under control, by cleaning equipment assiduously and, of course, with plenty of hand-washing. What’s alarming is how difficult it can be to accomplish the same in a hospital. In many hospitals, dispensers are showing up in corridors and patients’ rooms so staff members and visitors can use sanitizers to cleanse their hands. A squirt at the right time could save a life. Even so, some staff members who know better aren’t washing their hands when they should. One celebrated Los Angeles medical center, Cedars Sinai, took on the problem in a positive way by offering Starbucks gift coupons to doctors “caught” washing their hands properly. In a less positive fashion, they asked a group of doctors after lunch for culture samples from the palms of their hands, then later showed them photos of the disgusting results – which ended up as colorful computer screen-savers to serve as reminders. Whatever works. Hospitals and other medical care facilities, the main stronghold of superbugs, have got to practice what we all should know is the first line of defense against disease: clean hands.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If you knew you could sharply reduce your chances of getting AIDS by washing your hands, would you do it? Unfortunately, AIDS isn’t so easily avoided, but an even deadlier infection is. The disease is caused by a “superbug” known as MRSA that thrives in hospitals, and the best way to lessen exposure to it is to wash up. MRSA, which stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas, is a much tougher version of a common type of staph bacteria found just about everywhere. These bugs get smart when they encounter antibiotics, and morph into versions that can survive encounters with the strongest antibiotics, including methicillin. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that in 2005, MRSA caused serious illness in 94,000 Americans and killed nearly 19,000, compared to 17,000 killed by the AIDS virus. last_img read more

DIVER’S GARAGE LAUNCH NEW HYUNDAI TUCSON AS PART OF NATIONAL OPEN WEEKEND

first_imgBUSINESS: This weekend Diver’s Hyundai the longest established car dealership on Canal Road welcomes you along to Hyundai’s National Open Weekend which coincides with the official launch of the all new Hyundai Tucson.Open all day Saturday and on Sunday from 11am Terence Diver and his team invites you to come along and discover for yourself just why Hyundai are continuing to hit the high notes having taken the motor industry by storm in recent years. There has been much talk and anticipation on the arrival of the all new Tucson and this fantastic new model in the Hyundai SUV line-up is set to be a market leader.The Tucson demonstrates the power of change. Its bold design expresses both agility and elegance in one.It is evident in the signature Hyundai hexagonal grill, distinctive LED headlamps, eye-catching alloy wheels and subtly shaped wheel arches that imply forward movement.The completely new platform of the all-new Tucson incorporates a wealth of advanced technologies that bring enhanced levels of performance, handling and ride comfort. The engine line up comprises of two diesel variants, mated to a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission and a 1.6 petrol unit.The Tucson arrives in 5 trim levels, Tucson Comfort, Tucson Comfort Plus, Tucson Executive, Tucson Premium and the Tucson Premium Plus. Since arriving at Diver’s Showrooms last week the interest and the number of people coming to view has been phenomenal with actual bookings for 2016 registration already running into double figures.Open Weekend:This weekend you can experience all that is different about the new Tucson and indeed the complete Hyundai range.The record breaking Hyundai i10 whose sales nationwide have outsold similar size cars in the ‘Segment A’ category by almost 5 to 1 making it Ireland’s biggest selling, best loved, small car in its class.Other models in the Hyundai range include the i20 whose distinctive styling creates a thoroughly ‘grown up’ impression. Inside that carefully sculptured exterior is a surprisingly roomy passenger cabin of class-leading proportions, together with levels of refinement and equipment that are normally found only in larger more expensive cars.The i30 creates an impression of strength and character that you’ve come to expect from Hyundai.The closer you get, the more you’ll appreciate the tangible quality that is evident throughout.Within the roomy interior you’ll notice that materials have been selected not only for longevity, but also to create a quality impression to the eye and to the touch. The i40 with its sleekly elegant body offers uncompromised comfort and capability.But looks aren’t everything the i40 also comes with significant functional and technological upgrades that enhance the total driving experience and ownership experience.The Santa Fe has become even more comfortable, making travelling a new favourite pastime.The inner space as well as the size and layout of the seats have been optimised to make it practical for any situation, whether it is for leisure or business.The reason why engine performance should be incessantly upgraded is not just to gain explosive power, speedy response, and minimum vibration and noise.What is even more important is to minimise fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Santa Fe’s 2.2 engine lets drivers experience an engine performance that is one step ahead of others.New Car for 2016:If you’re thinking about a new car for 2016 you can avail of Hyundai’s 5 year FREE Servicing or Hyundai’s scrappage deal when you can get from €3,500 to €4,000 towards your new car.At Diver’s they have affordable finance packages to suit everyone including PCP (Personal Contract Plan) the new way of financing your car. This plan ensures that customers has trouble free motoring and peace of mind for the duration of the plan at an affordable cost.Looking good:The renowned Showrooms at Canal Road has recently saw extensive exterior renovations which included the brick paving of the forecourt thus making viewing and choosing much easier for the customer.So this weekend you are invited to call in have a look around and talk to their team who will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.Hyundai- ‘Believe everything you hear’DIVER’S GARAGE LAUNCH NEW HYUNDAI TUCSON AS PART OF NATIONAL OPEN WEEKEND was last modified: November 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Businessnewslast_img read more