Hyatt expresses confidence in TT administration

first_img “So we have a lot of similar philosophies, and whether we agree everyday and see eye to eye is irrelevant. The bottom line is that it is very important that we stick together and not flip a new association because someone out there believe they can do better. We must stay the course, try to fix it and work together to make it a little better,” he said. “Our biggest issue is how they execute with zero budget. It’s just difficult to implement anything when you don’t have resources. So if I can help them execute a little better, and after a time get more sponsors confident that we are a good product to invest in, then we can get more plans executed. I have a lot of experience in business and in this sport, so I can help from a sporting administrative perspective on how to approach sponsors. This is something I have done on my own for the last ten years and I am very good at it and I want to help this particular association get that,” Hyatt added. SIMILAR PHILOSOPHIES Recently retired table tennis star Michael Hyatt gave the Godfrey Lothian administration his full vote of confidence and called on stakeholders to work together for the continued development of the sport. Speaking to The Gleaner at a press conference to announce his retirement from competitive tennis late last week, Hyatt said he was impressed by Lothian and his team and that he is confident that with his assistant in his new role as a marketing agent, they can continue to improve on the strides the current administration has made. “If I wasn’t confident in this administration and what they are doing, they can tell you, I wouldn’t be here. I, unfortunately, don’t have time to waste,” he declared. “I am very impressed with their communication and their planning. Mr Lothian and his team understand what they are doing.” Recently, Lothian’s administration has come under scathing attacks from former Jamaica Table Tennis Association Vice-president Samuel Lamont, but Hyatt believes there are more important issues than in-fighting. “There is a lot of negativity recently about what the association has done and hasn’t done. And the problem is everybody is always looking for the negative. It is so easy to complain and be negative, but what is hard is trying to figure a way to solve the problem, because that takes work, planning and requires confidence. It’s easy to talk,” Hyatt said. “Me and this administration have had our ups and downs and I look at it from a positive perspective that Mr Lothian has a passion for helping young people, like how I had a passion for helping my team when I played. Mr (Stephen) Grant (national coach) has a passion for improving players like how I have a passion to see the players do well.last_img read more

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Hot-shooting San Antonio Spurs rout Orlando Magic

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Rudy Gay finished a 9-0 run with a dunk late in the first half, stretching San Antonio’s lead to 60-35.The Magic (13-15) never cut their deficit to less than 17 points in the second half.“We weren’t ready to defend or fight at all,” said coach Steve Clifford. “They played great and we were terrible.”It was Orlando’s first game this season without Vucevic. But although Popovich called the veteran center’s absence “a huge factor,” it wasn’t as huge as their margin of defeat.“It hurt the team, obviously, to not have Vuc,” said Evan Fournier. “But we lost by 37 (actually 39) tonight? So Vuc, as good as he is, doesn’t make that much of a difference. We were just bad.”BIG DEFENSIVE CHANGE FOR SPURSAfter a five-game stretch (including three losses) in which they gave up 112.2 points per game, the Spurs have held six straight opponents under 100, yielding just 91.5 per game.“We didn’t change the strategy at all. We watched film, talked about some things, and I guess they listened,” Popovich said. “Or maybe the other teams just all missed shots every night. I don’t know. It’s a big change, for sure.”TIP-INSSpurs: Forbes, who was 2 for 13 from 3-point range in the preceding three games, was 3 for 3 in the first nine minutes and had 13 points. … The Spurs held a sixth straight opponent under 100 points. … Although nobody had more than seven rebounds, the Spurs had a 45-33 advantage. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Magic: C Nikola Vucevic missed his first game of the season due to the birth of his son, Filip, on Monday. … F Jonathon Simmons sprained his ankle in the third quarter and did not return . … The Magic have not won in Orlando since Nov. 18, although they were officially the “home” team in two wins at Mexico City last week.UP NEXTSpurs: At home against Minnesota on Friday night.Magic: At Chicago on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan, left, passes the ball around Orlando Magic’s Terrence Ross (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — The San Antonio Spurs came out shooting — and hitting.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points and five San Antonio players scored in double figures as the Spurs rolled to a 129-90 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Everybody was hitting shots. We were moving the ball well with 29 assists,” Forbes said. “That’s the effort we want night-in and night-out. That’s exactly what we’re looking for.”D.J. Augustin led Orlando with 17 points. Rookie center Mo Bamba had seven points, eight rebounds and two blocks in his first NBA start.“I’m learning that this is an every-night league and we’ve got to bring it every night or things like this are going to happen,” said Bamba, who played 26 minutes as a replacement for Nikola Vucevic.Aaron Gordon, who had 26 points in the Magic’s win at San Antonio on Nov. 4, went scoreless in the first half and finished with 12 points and nine rebounds.Forbes, Belinelli and Davis Bertans combined for eight 3-pointers to help the Spurs (17-15) take a 47-27 lead with 8:41 left in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Thunder’s Raymond Felton, Dennis Schroder suspended as NBA reacts to brawl ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia The NBA’s leading 3-point shooting team, the Spurs went 12 for 19 from behind the arc and 50 for 77 overall to win for the sixth time in seven games. The overall shooting percentage of .649 is the highest ever against the Magic in Orlando.“Obviously we had a great night shooting,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, “and when you shoot that well it gives you a good chance to win the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThere wasn’t much of a game after the Spurs shot their way to a 20-point lead just 3:19 into the second quarter.Marco Belinelli came off the bench and scored 18 points on 7-for-9 shooting, and DeMar DeRozan and Bryn Forbes added 17 points each. View commentslast_img read more

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Sorrow and Joy

first_imgThe placid morning nap is sweetEspecially when the spring breeze is dallingWith the flowers and trees around the casementAnd the delicate fragrance of the roses permeatingEverywhere.The paths of glory lead but to the grave.We merry today and tomorrow we die intestateSome woo fame; some woo wealthBut doomsday shall be the endThe salt has lost its tasteAnd if worst comes to worst,We all shall bowAnd indeed paradise shall be unreachableOur thoughts and deeds are evilI know mercy shall never show its face nor goodnessOur hearts have become so darkAnd psyche filled with fiendsThe frame of minds of man has become vileWe laughAnd the world laugh with usBut when we cry, we cry along.Sorrow is along; joy is togetherThe moon wanes when fullAnd summer wanes as autumn approachesThe sweet prospects, sweet birds and sweet flowersShall soon lose their sweetnessAnd that no man shall live foreverShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Trackers start the season by going 3-0 on road trip

first_imgThe Trackers are back on the ice this weekend, playing a game in Peace River against the Royals on Friday, before hosting the Grande Prairie Athletic Club Storm at the Pomeroy Sport Centre on Sunday. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers got a big start to the season, willing all three games on a road trip to Central Alberta.The three games over the weekend were the team’s first since their record-breaking 2017/2018 season that saw the team go 31-12-5, good enough to make them the NAMHL Boucher Division’s Regular season champs.In the playoffs, the Trackers took home the Boucher Division Playoff title before hosting the BC Hockey Tier 1 Provincials, where the team placed third.- Advertisement -The Trackers began their road trip with a game against the Lakeland Panthers in Bonnyville. Nick Loewen scored a pair of powerplay goals, while Logan Kimmie scored once with the man-advantage and both Nathan Brownlee and Kurtis Lee each contributed even-strength goals in the Trackers’ 5-1 victory. Brownlee also had two assists, while Devan Minard, Connor Kindrat, and Markus Ruehl each tallied helpers.Northeast B.C. faced a closer battle against the Wainwright Polar Kings on Saturday. Chase London and Kurtis Lee gave the Trackers a 2-0 lead in the first period, with Duncan Ross assisting both goals and Brownlee getting the second assist on London’s tally. In the third, the Polar Kings made it 2-1, but goaltender Landon Hatton stood tall between the pipes to seal the deal.On Sunday, the Trackers thoroughly demolished the Southside Athletic Club. Though the Athletic Club got out to a 1-0 lead early in the first, it wouldn’t stay that way for long. Ruehl and Brownlee each scored a pair of goals, with Lee, Minard, Ross, Cayden Frenette, and Justin Brownlee in the team’s 9-1 win. Kindrat led the team with four assists, Noah Lang had three, Ross had a pair, and both Ruehl and Kimmie had one helper each.Advertisementlast_img read more

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November 7th Community Events Photos

first_imgThe Move Dance Centre Society held it’s 11th Annual Ladies Day Out at the Pomeroy Hotel.                                                                                                                                       Picture: Amber DavyOver 47 different venders from small and home based businesses showcased their products at the Pomeroy Hotel for Ladies Day Out.                                                               Picture: Amber DavyThe Catholic Women’s League of Fort St. John hosted their Winter Wonderland Tea & Bazaar at the Seniors Citizens Hall.                                                                                        Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement –The Totem mall hosted it’s Fasion Show, which showcases clothing from local retail stores in Fort St. John.                                                                                                            Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more

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GCA cricket fixtures continue

first_imgMatches organised by the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) will continue this weekend with some crucial fixtures.The highly anticipated New Building Society (NBS) Second Division 40-Over finals will today be played between the Guyana Cricket Club (GCC) and the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) at the DCC Ground in Queenstown, Georgetown. The action is scheduled to begin at 10:15 hrs.The Noble House Seafoods two-day tournament will resume today as well, and the Police will attempt to detain the GDF at Eve Leary Sports Complex Ground. Play in this tourney starts on both days from 10:30 hrs.The Friends of Cricket Under-17 hundred-over tournament continues today as well, with Everest colliding with Bel Air at Everest Cricket Ground.On Sunday, the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) will trash it out with GCC at the MYO Ground. Match commences at 9:30 hrs.last_img read more

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RAPHOE MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM JUST MISS OUT ON FINAL

first_imgRAPHOE Men narrowly missed out out the Trophy final after an epic battle with Portadown on Saturday.When Jamie Wright fired the visitors into a 2-0 lead, it looked like Raphoe just weren’t going to have a chance of progressing to a third trophy this season.But then Raphoe staged an incredible comeback with Gavin Lecky hitting two before Lee Coll struck to make it 3-2 to the home side. The home crowd must have thought this season was Raphoe’s.But Portadown did the same thing to Raphoe – coming back to hit two late goals and snatch the tie 4-3. RAPHOE MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM JUST MISS OUT ON FINAL was last modified: March 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:RAPHOE MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM JUST MISS OUT ON FINALlast_img read more

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KING CHARLES SPANIEL FOUND WANDERING IN GROUNDS OF LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL

first_imgThis female King Charles Spaniel has been found wandering around very lost at the Letterkenny General Hospital this evening.Local woman Sinead McCahey says the dog was nearly knocked down on the main road.She is now taking care of the dog. If it’s yours call Sinead on 086 8895277. KING CHARLES SPANIEL FOUND WANDERING IN GROUNDS OF LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: July 29th, 2013 by John2Share 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:KING CHARLES SPANIEL FOUND WANDERING IN GROUNDS OF LETTERKENNY HOSPITALlast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACT AFTER HIQA REPORT

first_imgLetterkenny General HospitalA report arising from an inspection of hygiene practices at Letterkenny General Hospital has shocked visitors and patients.Inspectors found that patients were being put at risk of infection from poor hand hygiene and non-attendance of hand hygiene training.Baby cots were said to have layers of thick dust and grime inside drawers, with rusted metal frames and dirty cradles. A patient bathroom had no waste disposal bin, while another bath was held together with adhesive tape. The hospital were aware that the inspection would take place on June 5. Despite a previous inspection in February, the hospital’s hygiene standards were not completely up to scratch.The HSE responded to the HIQA report to say that a number of positive improvements in Letterkenny Hospital had been noted since the February inspection.“Letterkenny Hospital recognises that whilst hand hygiene rates have improved since the previous HIQA visit, the results of this most recent audit demonstrated the need for further improvement in our hand hygiene practice.”As the hospital rebuilds itself after the devastating floods in July, the HSE say they will take all observations from the report into account.  by Rachel McLaughlinLETTERKENNY HOSPITAL TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACT AFTER HIQA REPORT was last modified: September 20th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:hand hygieneinspectionLetterkenny General Hospitalreportlast_img read more

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HOSPITAL INTRODUCES NEW RESTRICTIONS AS VOMITING BUG STRKES AGAIN

first_imgSligo General Hospital is requesting that visitors do not to attend at the hospital due to the presence of  the winter vomiting bug in a number of wards in the hospital.Presently there is an increased incidence of vomiting and diarrhoea illness in the community and hospital settings.GPs are requested to only refer patients to the Acute Assessment Unit or the Emergency Department who are in need of immediate assessment / admission. As a precautionary measure the hospital has put control measures in place to reduce the risk of Norovirus spreading to other patients and to other areas/departments within the Hospital.Visiting is permitted only in exceptional circumstances and then for immediate relatives during designated visiting times only (2pm – 4pm or 6.30pm – 8.30pm).Visitors who themselves may be unwell or have vomiting or diarrhoea should not visit the Hospital, said the HSE.“Very young children or those with some other serious illness should avoid visiting the hospital, as they may be particularly susceptible to the virus,” said a spokeswoman. “Patients with scheduled appointments’ or require emergency care should attend as normal. The visiting restrictions will remain in place until the situation has been resolved.“Sligo Regional Hospital wishes to thank patients and the public for their cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience caused,” she added. HOSPITAL INTRODUCES NEW RESTRICTIONS AS VOMITING BUG STRKES AGAIN was last modified: March 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:HOSPITAL INTRODUCES NEW RESTRICTIONS AS VOMITING BUG STRKES AGAINlast_img read more

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