Another record for Ansu: the youngest double in the history of Primera

first_imgInsultingly young, Ansu is pulverizing precocity records since he became the second youngest footballer to play a league game with the Barcelona shirt. This Sunday he pulverized another record. Ansu became the youngest player in LaLiga history to make a double. He did it with 17 years and 96 days and beat the mark of Juanmi, who got it with 17 years and 115 days. Ansu already has five official goals this year with Barça, four in the League and one in the Champions League. Another record, then, for Ansu, who with his goal against Osasuna became the youngest player in the history of Barça to score an official goal in LaLiga. Ansu also became, thanks to his goal against Inter in the Champions League, the youngest scorer in the history of the competition. He did it with 17 years and 40 days and surpassed Peter Ofori-Quaye, who was 17 years old and 195 days old when he scored Rosenborg with Olympiacos.last_img read more

Hubert Lawrence | The best is yet to come

first_imgIn some ways, the best part of the local track-and-field season is finished. For those who like to leave the Corporate Area, there has been nothing better than meets in Mandeville and Williamsfield, Santa Cruz, Halse Hall, and Montego Bay for two weekends straight. Those in Kingston have had a fair bit of fun, too, with double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson and Fedrick Dacres the main players. Thompson confirmed her fine showing at the Queens/Grace Jackson Invitational when she joined Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as the second-fastest Jamaican women of all time at 60 metres with her run of 6.98 seconds in Birmingham, England. The national record isn’t far away at 6.96 seconds by legendary Merlene Ottey. RECORDS RESET In two trips to Excelsior High School, Dacres has set and reset the national discus record. His last blast, at the King of the Ring throws-only meet, measured 68.88 metres. The signs suggest that Thompson and Dacres are on the way to great seasons. The same goes for Olympic champion Omar McLeod, who has run fine times of 7.46 seconds and 20.48 seconds for the 60-metre hurdles and the 200 metres, respectively. The cautionary note is that the indoor 60 metres isn’t contested outdoors and that discus throwing is easier on open fields like the Excelsior campus than inside the nearly enclosed stadiums, which host meets like the Olympics and the World Championships. The shortest outdoor sprint is the 100 metres, and on open fields, air currents can help the discus stay aloft. That’s the bad news. The good news is that if Thompson is faster indoors, that should translate into faster times outdoors at 100 metres and possibly 200 metres. Equally, Dacres is stronger than ever and seems capable of mastering 65 metres in championship conditions. If things work out, this pair is on its way to big things in London at the World Championships in August. For reference, the last time the world’s best athletes gathered in London for a global championships ­ the 2012 Olympic Games ­ the women’s 100 metres went to Fraser-Pryce in 10.75 seconds and the men’s discus travelled 68.27 metres from the hand of German giant Robert Harting. In that competition, Harting, Iranian Elshan Hadadi, and 2008 Olympic champion Gerd Kanter of Estonia all threw over 68 metres. Great days lie ahead. The 41st Gibson-McCook Relays are set for this Saturday, and if the weather is better than in 2016, it should be a great meet. The high school race of the meet might be a run against the clock in the Class Three girls 4×100 metres. Salecia Myles, 100 metres and 200 metres 2016 gold-medal winner Kevona Davis, Lisandra Brown, and Shanique Rowe have been reorganising the record books since their Class Four days. GIBSON-MCCOOK RECORD The Gibson-McCook record is 45.77 seconds, and the Michael Dyke-coached Edwin Allen quartet has 2017 times of 45.99 at the Central Hurdles and Relays and 45.84 seconds at the Western Relays. Thompson delighted fans at the Western Relays with an appearance on anchor for the MVP Track Club in the 4×100 metres. In similar fashion, Yohan Blake will lead a strong Racers Track Club men’s 4×100 metres team on Saturday at the Gibson-McCook Relays. Sadly, the incomparable Usain Bolt won’t be on track, but the record the tall man anchored in 2010 ­ 38.08 seconds ­ might be under threat. Whatever happens, the Gibson-McCook Relays, the Carifta Trials, and Boys and Girls’ Championships combine to make the next few weeks on the local athletics circuit well worth watching. When the dust settles in September, it’s a far bet that Dacres and Dodd won’t be the only ones with new national records. Thompson and McLeod could both turn the trick, and, along with Dacres, cover themselves in glory in London. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at tracksince 1980.last_img read more

Gilas backer on Blatche: ‘I don’t think he was an asset to the team’

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mascariñas observed that Blatche struggles rubbed off on the team as the Philippines started the game flat and fell behind early before getting its act together to pull off the gutsy 90-83 victory.“You can see that the team is still not fluid and I know they can play better. But the good thing is that we know the team is in good hands. Coach Chot (Reyes) knows how to win important games like this and so far, so good. We won the games that mattered for us,” he said.As per Reyes, Blatche apologized to the team after his subpar showing and vowed to bounce back stronger.But Mascariñas expects nothing less from the former NBA veteran, especially with a showdown against mighty Australia next in February.“If we’ll play the same way we did to start against Chinese Taipei, we don’t stand a chance against Australia. We should do much, much better. Our execution should be perfect so we’ll have a chance against Australia,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERGilas Pilipinas may have come out of the first leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers unscathed, but that didn’t stop one of the team’s chief backers from calling out Andray Blatche.Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas minced no words in criticizing Blatche affer the Philippine team scored a pair of wins at the expense of Japan and Chinese Taipei.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Ravena makes noise after quiet stint vs Japan Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Blatche has to shape up. I don’t think he was an asset to the team with his condition in the last two games. I think it’s something the coaching staff should seriously look into,” Mascariñas said.Blatche averaged just 9.5 points on 30 percent shooting, 13.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 4.0 blocks against Japan and Taipei.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBut what hurt Gilas the most was his 6 turnovers a game.He akso had his worst offensive game as part of Gilas against Chinese Taipei on Monday. MOST READlast_img read more

Super sub: Rozier powers Celtics past Hawks, 119-110

first_imgLATEST STORIES Rozier passed his previous career best of 23 points on a pair of free throws with 1:10 remaining in the third. He eclipsed 30 points with a 3-pointer at 6:10 of the final period. Irving is the only other Celtics player with a 30-point game this season.Schroder’s jumper with 7:19 left brought the Hawks within 10 at 103-93, but Atlanta wouldn’t come any closer until the final minute with the game out of reach.Atlanta led 32-26 after one quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 DeRozan’s shooting lifts Raptors over Blazers 130-105 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Irving missed his second straight game with a right quad contusion that he suffered in Monday’s win at Denver and was one of four Boston players who sat with injuries on Friday.Jaylen Brown scored 19 points and Al Horford had 17 with seven assists to help lead Boston to its fourth win in five tries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTaruean Prince had a career-high 31 points and eight rebounds to lead the Hawks, who have lost five of six. Dennis Schroder added 25 points and Marco Belinelli had 15.Trailing 55-53 at halftime, Boston opened a 19-point lead heading into the fourth quarter after outscoring Atlanta 41-20 in the third. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) looks to pass to forward Daniel Theis (27) as Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)BOSTON — Terry Rozier had a career-high 31 points and seven rebounds in his second NBA start, Jayson Tatum added a career-high 27 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 119-110 on Friday night.Rozier started in place of the injured Kyrie Irving. The third-year guard became the second player in league history with a triple-double in his first start, totaling 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Wednesday’s blowout of the Knicks.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Stop wasting money

first_imgDear Editor,Last night I was going through my stories on Snapchat, and I noticed one of my followers posted GECOM’s House-to-House team re-registering them. I have been following this matter keenly as I was very concerned about my status on the list.On August 14, 2019, the Chief Justice stated: “residency is not a qualifying requirement for registration pursuant to Article 159 (2) and therefore the names of persons which are currently on the list of registrants and voters who are not registered during the House-to-House Registration exercise cannot be removed unless the persons are deceased or become disqualified pursuant to Article 159 (2) with the provisions for such removal in the NRA to be complied with”.This made me very elated as I will not be removed from the voters’ list and my rights will not be violated.The right to be registered to vote and the right to vote are sacrosanct and fundamental. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Guyana has acceded establishes the right to vote as a matter of international human rights law and provides that every citizen has a right to vote.Now my issue today is the wasting of resources with the House-to-House exercise. The Chief Justice ruled that it isn’t unlawful but it’s more of a means of verification. Editor, I was registered during a period of Continuous Registration, where I actively went into the GECOM office near my house and signed myself up. Why not open a period of such?Chief Justice R George, SC, stated: “The NCM is an extraordinary circumstance that GECOM must bear in mind in its decision-making as it conducts the House-to-House Registration and for that matter any verification process that has as objective the compilation or revision of the list of electors for the required upcoming elections”.Bearing in mind all that has passed since December 21, 2018, should GECOM be focusing all resources on getting an election in the shortest possible time. As a constitutional actor, they should be concerned with Guyana becoming unconstitutional. Besides that, they should realise how finite resources are, and pouring resources into an activity that can be done in another manner is simply not the most advisable thing to do.Therefore, Editor, I am appealing to all sound-minded Guyanese to see the light and join me in a call for an end to House-to-House Registration. Stop wasting money that can be allocated to ensuring we have credible elections.Regards,Nutana Singhlast_img read more

Kanvee Adams, Takun J, Others Win ANC Primaries

first_imgAspirant Kanvee Gaines Adams, Jonathan Koffa and Pauline NyanforBy Leroy M. Sonpon IIILiberian gospel icon Kanvee Gaine Adams, Hip-co star Jonathan ‘Takun J’ Koffa and 15 other aspirants were this week chosen to contest on the Alternative National Congress (ANC) ticket in Montserrado County in the October elections.Also elected were Atty. Lafayette Gould, Shiafa L. A. Dennis, Joseph T. P. Cummings, and Pauline Nyanfor, among others.Party delegates at the ANC headquarters in Sinkor on Wednesday and Thursday, June 21 and 22, elected the 17 individuals from a number of aspirants to run on the party’s ticket.Meanwhile, eleven districts were won on white ballots.Also, the party concluded its nationwide primaries, which were held in Maryland, Lofa,Nimba, Grand Kru, Sinoe, and Grand Bassa counties.An ANC executive said the aspirants will prove a strong and highly influential ticket for the October elections.It may be recalled that Mrs. Kanvee Gaine Adams told journalists that she understood the people of her district. “I am dedicated to alleviating their plight, bring hope to district 6 and thus challenge the status quo,” she said.The Alternative National Congress gained full-fledged party status in 2013. The party’s political leader, Alexander B. Cummings, joined the race for the Liberian presidency early last year and, following his Alternative Day Rally, has been making steady headway on his climb to the nation’s highest seat.He became the standard-bearer of the ANC in April and chose Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh as his running mate.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New Energy News section on

first_imgYet another new feature has added to – A new section dedicated to BC Energy News launched this morning.The new section features live stock quotes from many public companies that do business in Northern BC, an index of Energy related stories from Moose FM and news stories from around the web that reference the energy industry in Northern BC. This new section is the only place on the web to find the news that matters to the local energy industry all in one place – check it out today!- Advertisement –last_img read more

Everton and Newcastle target set to pull out of PSV training camp

first_imgPSV star Georginio Wijnaldum may pull out of his side’s training camp with both Everton and Newcastle vying for his signature, according to reports in Holland.The goal-scoring midfielder was due to fly out to Switzerland with his side on Thursday to begin their pre-season work.However, with Everton now working hard to disrupt Newcastle’s efforts to sign the 24-year-old, the plans might be axed.Steve McClaren’s side thought they had a clear run at signing Wijnaldum and had hoped to have it done before their pre-season tour to America at the weekend.But the Merseyside club have now joined the race for the £15m-rated man who will be after £60,000-a-week. 1 PSV star Georginio Wijnaldum last_img read more

Move on Watford! Genoa tell Hornets to forget about signing midfielder

first_img1 Diego Perotti Watford target Diego Perotti will not be leaving Genoa this summer, according to the club’s president.The Hornets had a club-record £7m bid knocked back for the Argentina winger in June, however manager Quique Sanchez Flores is still keen on securing the 27-year-old’s services.Capped twice by his country, former Sevilla man Perotti has also been tracked by a number of Serie A clubs all summer.But a move away from Stadio Luigi Ferraris has now been ruled out by the club’s president Enrico Preziosi.“We don’t want to sell him,” he revealed in an interview with “He’ll stay with Genoa 100 per cent.”last_img read more

‘He fits this team perfectly!’ New signing delights Arsenal fans

first_img New Arsenal signing Mohamed Elneny New Arsenal signing Mohamed Elneny is already a hit at the Emirates after an impressive debut against Burnley in the FA Cup.The Egyptian didn’t need to be eased into life in England on this showing has he rampaged across the pitch showing off his passing, his tackling and his slightly wayward shooting, as the hosts ran out 2-1 winners against the Clarets.And that’s all it took for Gunners supporters to hail their new boy, who was signed in a deal worth around £5million from FC Basel.You can see what Arsenal fans said about Mohamed Elneny’s debut below… 1last_img read more