One positive in latest Premier League COVID-19 tests

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians There was one positive result from the English Premier League’s latest round of tests for the novel coronavirus, the league said on Wednesday.A total of 1,213 tests were carried out among players and club staff on Monday and Tuesday. It was the seventh round of tests since players from England’s 20 top-flight clubs returned to training.The previous rounds of testing produced 13 positives in total.No Premier League match has taken place since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The English Premier League is scheduled to restart on June 17, when Aston Villa face Sheffield United and Manchester City take on Arsenal.Reuters/NAN. Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19Premier LeagueProject Restartlast_img read more

Latham achieves two-year target with Senior success

first_img Richard Latham saw two years of hard work pay off when he won the English Men’s Senior Championship, his first national title of a long career, at Bristol & Clifton.On a final day of sunshine, wind and rain, Latham (image © Leaderboard Photography) carded a closing 79 for 221, ten over par, to win by three strokes from defending champion Alan Squires and by five from the rest of the field.Some of the golf in an eventful third round wasn’t pretty and Latham certainly played his part. But at the end of the day he deserved his success even if he lived on his nerves over the back nine.“I’ve certainly been through the mill,” he said. “I didn’t play well today and the nerves got the better of me. I got some bad breaks early on which put me on the back foot.“But I’ve been working towards this for the past two years. I targeted this event for when I became a senior and I have to thank two people for this.“I’ve been working with coach David Ridley for the past two years to get ready for this. He’s worked on my swing during that time while I have spoken to him every night I’ve been here. I can’t thank him enough.“The other is my fiancée Lisa, who has given me so much support and boosted my confidence when it’s been down.”Starting the final round two strokes ahead, he was paired with Stewart King, his closest threat, and Squires. But while the sun shone everyone began spilling shots.After covering the front nine in 39, four over par, Latham had increased his advantage to five over King, who was out in 42. But as the rain began, the back nine proved a different kettle of fish.Latham ran up four bogeys in the next five holes as the nerves kicked in and with King was level par for the same stretch, the lead was down to one. It was then anyone’s championship but the big turning point came at the next two holes, the 16th and 17th.At 16, King duffed his tee shot into a ditch, took a penalty drop then shanked his third towards the out of bounds only for the ball to bounce back off the boundary bank. From there, he fired a superb uphill approach close and holed the putt for a bogey five, while Latham made par.Then at the short 17th, Latham holed a 20-foot birdie putt, much to his relief, while King took two from sand for a double-bogey five. The pressure was off and Latham could afford another dropped shot at the last for an inward 40 and still win comfortably.“That was a fabulous birdie at 17 and something I badly needed,” he added.Squires, chasing a fourth successive title, came home in 38 for second place, a brave defence in the circumstances, while King slipped back to joint third on 227 alongside another senior international, Andrew Stracey, who shot 77.The Best Nett prize went to joint tenth-placed John Yuill from Newmarket on 228, and the Best score by a player aged over 65 was won by Stephen Whymark from Woodbridge, who returned a best-of-the-day 74, also joint tenth. 7 Jun 2013 Latham achieves two-year target with Senior success last_img read more

Rebels, Leafs begin what could be a long stretch of games between the two West Kootenay rivals

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr The Nelson Daily Sports There should be no question in the minds of the Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs who their respective first round opponents will be when the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs begin. The Rebels thought to have a chance at stealing away the Murdoch Division title from the front-running Beaver Valley Nitehawks after beating the Fruitvale squad four consecutive times. But the Hawks answered the bell Sunday in the Sunflower City, bouncing the Rebels 7-3 to all but end Castlegar’s stretch run to the title. So Friday in Nelson, unofficially, begins a best-of-eleven series between the two West Kootenay rivals. Of course the first four games — including this weekend’s home-and-home series starting Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena — will be a feeling out period. The real business takes place in Castlegar in the third full week of February. “Right now we’re preparing for the playoffs,” said Leaf coach and GM, Frank Maida. “Every day is important for the players to get ready, both mentally and physically.” Of course, you know the Rebels have a little more to play for than the Leafs. Steve Junker’s crew is not mathematically out of the race for the Murdoch Division title — trailing the Hawks by nine points with nine games remaining. The Murdoch champ receives an easier first-round opponent in the Spokane Braves. Meanwhile, the Leafs will finish third in the Murdoch and travel to either Castlegar or Beaver Valley to open the playoffs. So there’s really no incentive to bust a hump before the playoffs. Right? On the contrary says Maida. “This is a big weekend for us against Castlegar and we want both games,” Maida confessed. “We want the boys to come out to play a full 60 minutes and play good hockey against Castlegar. “That’s our key, battling with them on every shift.”Ironically, Beaver Valley has had Nelson’s number this season, losing once to the Leafs. Castlegar has gotten the better of Beaver Valley, until Sunday’s game. But not lost in translation is the fact Nelson has played the Rebels tough this season, splitting the first four games. Which should make for a very interesting best-of-eleven series starting Friday in Nelson.OVERTIME: Ironically is was a Nelson native that shot the lights out of the Rebels Sunday in Castlegar as Justin Niminiken not only scored the natural hat trick but added another goal and assist in the Beaver Valley win. . . .The Leafs finally have defenceman Blake Arcuri back in the lineup after the Nelson native returned from his second major injury of the season. Arcuri played in both weekend wins for Nelson over Golden and Columbia Valley. . . . Defenceman J.J. Beitel is listed as day-to-day. . . .Leaf coach Frank Maida was pleased with the play of rookie Carsen Willans on the recent East Kootenay trip saying, “Carsen played well all weekend but had a great game Saturday (against Columbia Valley.)” . . .No doubt the Walton boys will be front and center when Nelson meets Castlegar as Stuart, leading the Rebels in scoring, goes up against Andrew, goalie for the Leafs. Stuart Walton leads Anthony Delong in Castlegar scoring but Delong has the team lead in goals with 32. . . . Nick Newman leads the Leafs in scoring but Patrick Martens is back as the go-to guy. Martens, returning from the BCHL at the roster deadline, has seven points in three games including six goals. . . .The teams return to Castlegar for game two of the series. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in the Community Complex. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgHenriques tops first shooting match in Mandeville Orville Henriques began 2017 on a winning note, smashing a 10-man field to take the first monthly match at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club last weekend. Henriques, who was the top shooter in local matches during the 2016 season, won ahead of female shooter Sue Ann Henriques, who posted 73 per cent. The surprise finisher was Lyle Swaby, who took third spot. Swaby only started serious competition on the shooting circuit last year. Owen Campbell (62 per cent) copped fourth, edging Thomas Jones by one percentage point, with Evan Grant and Desmond Prince rounding out the shooters who got above 50 per cent. The next major match, dubbed Pre-Florida Open matchup, will be on February 12. St Bess FC of St Elizabeth lead on goal difference in a three-way tie on points at the top of the standings after five rounds of the 2017 South Central Confed Super League. Following a 4-0 demolition of Clarendon’s New Bowens last weekend, St Bess lead with 13 points ahead of Sporting Central and Tru-Juice of St Catherine. All three have won four of their five games and drawn one. Sporting Central earned their fourth win after outscoring Hillstars of Manchester 3-2 while Tru-Juice got the better of Kemps Hill 4-3. Dunbeholden FC also won 3-0 against Downs FC while Rivoli United FC disposed of Blackstars 4-1. The weekend was remarkable for Ricam Academy of Manchester, who scored their first victory beating visiting Holland PYC of St Elizabeth 3-1 at Greenvale Community Centre. The Noranda/New Day North Central Athletics meet takes place today at the Port Rhodes Sports Club, Discovery Bay. According to meet organiser Duen Daley, the meet has attracted more than 20 schools and a number of track clubs, including Athletico, Comets, and the Moneague Track Club. The meet has also been opened to prep and primary schools. The day starts off at 9 a.m. with the running of the 3,000 and 5,000 metres events. The grounds, track and facilities have been made available by the Port Rhodes Sports Club and Noranda/New Day bauxite operations. Greater Portmore Primary will have their annual 3K road race on their school grounds on Friday, February 3. Primary and high schools students in Portmore have been specially invited. Also invited are health-conscious individuals, parents and members of various clubs. Proceeds are in aid of the school’s sport programme. Entry fee: $300 children, $500 adults. Warm-up 6.30 a.m., race time 7 a.m. Medals will be given to the top three winners of each age group. Three-way tie in South Central Confed Noranda/New Day regional track meet on today Greater Portmore Primary 3K road race February 3 Porus FC have put last season’s disappointing run behind them and are leaders after two matches in the new season of the Manchester Football Association Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League. In fact, of the five teams which have played two matches, Porus are the only one to have a perfect run. The seven-team league saw three matches being played – two at Kirkvine Sports Club and one at the Porus Community Centre. In the first game at Kirkvine, Porus were gifted all three points when Mile Gully handed them an own goal in the final minute of play. The second game produced a five-goal thriller as Technical Strikers outscored Comfort 3-2. The man of the match was Technical Striker’s Christopher Williams, who scored twice. In the lone encounter at the Porus Community Centre, Star Zone and Villa played to a 1-1 draw.center_img Defending champions Fort International made a winning start to their 2017 campaign as the Jamaica Domino Federation/City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union domino league kicked off last Sunday. Fort defeated Mechanical Strikers 300-275. In other games, Right Stuff whipped Chedwin Strikers 300-246; Eradication stopped Masterpiece 300-277; Links United thrashed Ken’s Wildflower 300-224; Waterhouse United beat Naggo Head 300-281; Spring Village defeated Frasziers Whip 300-272; Correctional Services beat Garveymeade 300-190; Soursop Tree defeated Memory Lane 300-241; Feluchi Strikers outlasted Passagefort United 300-290; Exceptional International surprised Braeton All Stars 300-285. Tomorrow’s matches (Home teams named first): Garveymeade vs Right Stuff; Frazsiers Whip vs Fort International; Links United vs Masterpiece; Memory Lane vs Waterhouse United; Passagefort United vs Correctional Services; Eradication vs Ken’s Wildflower; Braeton All Stars vs Naggo Head; Chedwin Strikers vs Feluchi Strikers; Mechanical Strikers vs Soursop Tree. Fort make winning start Manchester and St James will contest the finals of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) netball competition on February 3. The venue is yet to be decided but St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) is being explored. The two parishes won their respective semi-finals last Friday at STETHS. St James defeated Westmoreland while Manchester had an easy victory over St Ann. Five games on in Portmore Division Two Five games are scheduled in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League tomorrow. Newly crowned mid-season champions Racing United have a tricky away assignment to Braeton United at Ferdie Neita Park in the first match of a double-header at 1 p.m. In the second game at 3 p.m., Westchester tackle Waterford. At Southborough field, Edgewater will square off against Three West at 1 p.m. and Caymanas Gardens tackle Southborough at 3 p.m. in the venue’s second game. In a lone game at the Cumberland High School field, Cumberland host Daytona. Meanwhile, Racing United took the mid-season trophy last Sunday without kicking a ball, as their opponents in the final, Edgewater FC, failed to show. Porus lead Manchester Major League Manchester, St James teachers in JTA netball finalslast_img read more

Raiders sign Mike Glennon to be Derek Carr’s backup

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceDerek Carr has a new backup.The Raiders announced Friday afternoon they signed veteran quarterback Mike Glennon, who fills the void left when the Raiders released A.J. McCarron last week for more cap and cash flexibility. The Raiders now have Carr, Glennon and Nathan Peterman as quarterbacks under contract.Glennon played for the Buccaneers from 2013-16, the Bears in 2017 and the Cardinals last season. He has 22 …last_img read more

K Line Strengthens Its China Vietnam Indonesia Service

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has unveiled plans to launch a new containership service of China Saigon Indonesia (CSI) services.The company said that the service will have direct port coverage from China to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and Indonesia.“This ensures faster transit time especially to Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta and Semarang compared with current transship product and expanded service network,” K Line said, adding that it would deploy a vessel by itself on the service.A total of four boxships, with a carrying capacity of 2500 TEUs, will be deployed on the new containership service.K Line said that the port rotation will be Qingdao (China) – Shanghai – Ningbo – Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) – Jakarta (Indonesia) – Semarang – Xiamen (China) – Qingdao.The service is scheduled to start on December 26 from Qingdao.last_img read more