Burrowes holds PGA ambitions

first_img The Hillel Academy standout launched on to the scene following a famous Junior Champion-ships win in the Republic Bank Caribbean Junior Championships tournament in Trinidad and Tobago in 2014, copping the top spot in Boys 11-13 category in that competition. He is working hard to continue making his mark in the sport. “Winning in Trinidad and Tobago got me known throughout the Caribbean. It was a good win for me, and I am working hard to continue improving and growing as one of the young golfers,” added Burrowes, who wants to be playing professional by age 22. shayne.fairman@gleanerjm.com WORKING TO MAKE HIS MARK Talented national junior golfer, Justin Burrowes, though admitting he was not at his best at this point, is determined to improve his game as the year progresses. Burrowes is hoping that these improvements will help in transitioning his career to the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) level in the near future. The 17-year-old, though winning the blue tees trophy in the final game of the Jamaica Golf Association Junior Series last weekend, was not happy with his performance. He missed some games due to exams, but managed to rack up a total of 365 points. “Today was a pretty poor performance. I think my finishing was terrible, and I will just keep on pushing on and training hard on my game,” Burrowes shared after his outing. Next up for the player is the February Flights Classic at the end of month at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club, to be followed by the national trials in March. The teen could make Jamaica’s national team for the sixth consecutive year. “For sure, I can make the team this year. After this year, I want to get a zero handicap and play professional golf ultimately,” shared Burrowes. “I want to take small steps at a time and take on smaller tours, then to go on to PGA Golf, that is my dream,” Burrowes continued.last_img read more

Halep secures top ranking with China Open semifinal win

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In the second set, Halep surrendered a 3-2 lead with a service break in the sixth game, but went on to break serve again in the ninth game. At 40-0 in the final game, Halep won with a clean forehand winner down the line.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees Halep only had to reach the final this week in Beijing — and not lose to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the final — to knock Garbine Muguruza from the top spot.Svitolina was ousted by unseeded Caroline Garcia of France in a marathon quarterfinal encounter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHalep will play the winner of the semifinal between Garcia and 12th-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic. The Romanian will be looking for her second title of the year after winning in Madrid.Ostapenko entered the semifinal without the loss of a set during the week. But Halep dominated the first set, breaking Ostapenko’s serve in the first game at love. She cemented her lead with another break in the seventh game for a 5-2 lead to serve out the set. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Simon Halep of Romania celebrates defeating Jelena Ostapenko of Lativa to secure her world number one ranking after the women’s singles semi-final match in the China Open tennis tournament at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)Simona Halep beat ninth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4 Saturday in the China Open semifinals to guarantee the Romanian will take over the top ranking for the first time in her career.Halep could have reached the No. 1 ranking earlier this year but was upset in the French Open final by Ostapenko in their first career meeting.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson blasts FEU, takes solo thirdlast_img read more

San Beda returns to Filoil finals

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With the Red Lions threatening to pull away, Blazers finished the third quarter on a 12-3 run to trim the gap.Imports Donald Tankoua and Toba Eugene had 14 points apiece for San Beda, whichdominated the boards, 41-30.Justin Gutang led the Blazers with 22 markers. Justin Robert ValenciaADVERTISEMENT Gilas Pilipinas sweeps Chinese Taipei in Fiba World qualifiers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town LATEST STORIES MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Defending champion San Beda set up a finals date with Ateneo in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup after outlasting St. Benilde, 78-71, Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Up by just three, 74–71, with 20.8 ticks left, the Red Lions made four crucial freebies down the stretch to seal the win against their vastly-improved NCAA foe.“The boys did a good job today and hopefully we are going to be ready for Ateneo tomorrow,” San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe battle between the UAAP and NCAA champions is on Saturday at 4 pm.Up 54-53 entering fourth frame, San Beda unloaded a quick 12-5 spurt to build some cushion, 66-58, with 4:12 left. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments 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 awardlast_img read more

Trainee teachers still to receive salary after 5 months

first_imgThe Education Ministry has a system wherein new teachers who enter the system are made to wait three months before they are paid their first salaries. However, the waiting has been over five months for one teacher, who recently reached out to this newspaper to highlight her struggles in the system.Having fallen in love with the job as a child, the teacher, who requested her name be withheld, said she started attending the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) last year, before she secured a job at a primary school in Georgetown. She said she was forced to leave college because of a few struggles she encountered.Having secured a job, the teacher thought she would have been able to enjoy her career, but it has become nothing but a burden on her, as she is faced with financial troubles.This teacher, who resides at Supply, East Bank Demerara, explained that her job requires her to make her own teaching aids as well as finance other teaching supplies for her classroom.She noted that upon visiting one of the Ministry’s offices, she was told that there was a “mix up” with her appointment letter and there were no records of her on the pay rolls.According to her, although she has been teaching for the past five months, she never received her appointment letter until a few weeks ago.She explained that she was told the letter was supposed to be dropped off at 68 Brickdam, Georgetown, but it was dropped one of the Ministry’s other location on Brickdam.Furthermore, she complained that upon enquiring about her salary, an official told her, “Probably next month”.The teacher argued that she has been making it her duty to get to work on time every day since October, but finds the Ministry’s system exploitative.Another teacher told Guyana Times she is facing a similar situation, as she has been working for six months without pay.A senior Public Relations Officer attached to the Ministry, Brushell Blackman, explained to this newspaper that teachers and other staffers in the Ministry are usually made to wait after three months to be paid, since their profiles are usually processed by the Public Service Commission, which verifies documents among other things.Blackman said he could not speak as to why those teachers have not been paid, but promised to look into the matter.last_img read more

Senior Flyers set to face Spirit River in Round 2 – schedule released

first_imgGame 3 – Thursday Mar. 5 – 8:30pm @ FSJGame 4 – Saturday Mar. 7 – 8:30pm @ SRGame 5 – if necessary – Tuesday Mar. 10 – 8:30 @ FSJGame 6 – if necessary – Thursday Mar. 12 – 8:30*** @ SRAdvertisement The Fort St. John Senior Flyers finally know who they will face in the second round of the NPHL playoffs.They got the answer Thursday night as the first round playoff between the Peace River Stampeders and the Falher Pirates came to an end.  The series was tied at two games apiece going into the deciding game Thursday.  Falher came out on top in game five…we are still waiting on the official score, but the last update showed Falher had a 11-3 lead with 5 minutes left in the game.  **As of 7am we still do not have an official score from the league.With that series all wrapped up, that means the Pirates will face off against Grande Prairie and the Flyers will play Spirit River.- Advertisement -*** The schedule has now been released for the semi final series between the Flyers and Rangers:Game 1 – Sunday Mar. 1 – 7:30pm @ FSJGame 2 – Tuesday Mar. 3 – 8:30pm @ SRAdvertisement Game 7 – if necessary – Saturday Mar. 14 – 8:30 @ FSJ***Note – at this point Fort St. John will be back on PST, meaning game is at 7:30 local timeBroadcast information – MooseFM will be broadcasting game 2 in Spirit River, and more than likely games 4 and 6 (if necessary), pending the second round schedule of the Fort St. John Huskies.Stay tuned for more broadcast information as the schedules become more clear.last_img read more

Evacuees find a home base during World Series

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Originally from Connecticut and a Boston fan, Blinn said, “They were kind enough to be fans of the Red Sox.” Of course, Boston beat Colorado 13-1 in the first game of the fall classic. Asked about the size of his home and taking on such a large family, Blinn said, “It’s a house with a lot of couches. “We enjoyed them. They were a typical young couple with little kids.” SAN CLEMENTE – Turns out the wildfire refugees who moved into Tom Blinn’s southern Orange County home weren’t strangers after all – they were Boston Red Sox fans. The refugee family of six included a Marine sergeant with three tours of duty in Iraq under his belt, his wife and four young children who had to leave their base housing at Camp Pendleton when fire threatened. “We have a very generous daughter who invited them in,” said Blinn, 67. The family was referred to the Blinns through his 42-year-old daughter’s church. Blinn told The Associated Press Thursday by telephone about a pleasant evening of pasta, pizza and World Series baseball. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

UPDATED: GARDAÍ AT SCENE OF ‘PIPE BOMB’ ALERT

first_imgUPDATED: Gardaí have sealed off the scene of a suspicious device in Inishowen this evening.The bomb alert is close to a cafe in Burnfoot at the Gala Filling Station.Defence Forces experts have been informed of the incident. Gardaí responded after a tip-off from a member of the public.Officers have now sealed off the scene.“It’s not clear if this is a viable device or not, but Gardai are not taking any chances,” said one source.The device looks like a pipe bomb, but whether it is viable or not isn’t clear at this stage. Gardaí investigating previous incidents are already following a definite line of enquiry.Due to the nature of those investigations, officers are of the belief that the pipe bomb is viable. UPDATED: GARDAÍ AT SCENE OF ‘PIPE BOMB’ ALERT was last modified: February 17th, 2014 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:bomb alertBurnfootsuspicious devicelast_img read more

Norman atop Monsoons’ depth chart

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “There’s a lesson to be learned from all of this,” Mayfair coach Mike Fitch said. “We preach to our kids when the door to opportunity knocks, you’ve got to be ready, and Cory has.” Dominguez coach Willie Donerson had some advice for Compton coach Calvin Bryant when he took over the job two years ago. “I told him to hire assistant coaches that are smarter than you,” Donerson said. “You have to hire good people, you have to trust them and you have to let them do their own thing.” And how has everything worked out for Bryant and the Tarbabes’ program? Compton is 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the Moore League heading into Friday’s game at Jordan. After junior running back Curtis Bedgood suffered a fracture in his leg two weeks ago against Artesia, Norman, a sophomore, has emerged to lead the Monsoons’ rushing attack. Against the Pioneers, Norman stepped in and ran for 138 yards and 2 TDs. Last week against Gahr, he rushed for 86 yards and 3 TDs on 16 carries. Speaking of Compton, Bryant’s enthusiasm didn’t lessen any after Dominguez defeated them last week 32-0. “No excuses, Dominguez just beat us but we’ll bounce back,” Bryant said. “We’ll be ready for Jordan. You haven’t heard the last of us.” Downey Calvary Chapel has gotten off to a slow start this season, including Saturday’s 21-16 loss to Brethren Christian, dropping the Grizzlies to 1-4. But according to coach Tom Laidlaw, their record is deceiving. “We’ve lost a couple of heartbreakers,” Laidlaw said. “We threw a pass on Saturday in the end zone with 40 seconds left and the ball goes off our receiver’s hand and it gets intercepted. “We should have won that game against a good Brethren Christian team. We outgained them 375 yards to 200. It’s frustrating, but all you can do is scratch your head and go right back to work on Monday.” The Grizzlies play Maranatha Saturday at Clark Field to begin Delphic League play. Ben Villa More football Mayfair’s Alterraun Verner was denied one touchdown in the first half of Friday’s nonleague victory over Gahr. He wasn’t about to let it happen again. With less than 2 minutes left in the second quarter, Verner caught what appeared to be a 47-yard TD pass from Monsoon QB Ronnie Goforth. The officials, however, ruled he stepped out at the 1-yard line, denying him what would have been his 11th touchdown of the year. On the final play of the first half, Verner got another chance. With 0.1 seconds showing on the clock, Gahr QB Jesse Figueroa heaved a long pass, which Verner, playing free safety, picked off two yards deep in the end zone. He could have taken a knee for a touchback and a 14-0 lead at intermission, but that’s not really Verner’s style. Instead, recognizing a lane up the Mayfair sideline, Verner juked and leaped and weaved his way 102 yards for a touchdown, essentially sealing the victory as the teams went into halftime. When asked if he thought about taking a knee, a wry smile escaped his lips and he shook his head. “When I saw I had room, there was no hesitation,” he said. Verner, who won’t turn 17 until just before graduation, already has scholarship offers from Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, Boston College and Boise State. In five games this year, Verner has 26 receptions for 534 yards and 11 TDs. “He’s just a Division I player showcasing his talents,” Fitch said. “He makes big plays.” According to Fitch, Verner is also a 4.0 student. “He can go anywhere he wants to go,” said Fitch, “Ivy League, Pac-10. He’s a great kid.” Players from Poly’s junior varsity team, including RB DeAndre Sparrow and CB Travonn Sylve, collected over 800 food items, 100 gallons of water and $50 in cash for Hurricane Katrina victims Saturday. The act of kindness, held outside the Albertson’s grocery store on Long Beach Boulevard, was coordinated by Poly’s Play It Smart program, according to Poly academic coach Andrew Vie. Play It Smart helps student-athletes with academic performance, SAT and ACT preparation, community service, life skills and college and career preparation. It was sophomore Jonathan Heinze, not injured senior Matt Kromminga, who kicked eight PATs and a 32-yard field goal in Friday’s 65-6 victory over Millikan. Heinze was called up from the JV team after Kromminga broke his foot. David Felton Cross country The Poly boys and girls will try to take another step toward defense of their Moore League title in the second league cluster meet at El Dorado Park on Thursday. Both teams are coming off strong showings in the Dos Pueblos Invitational on Friday. The Jackrabbit boys defeated Canyon Country Canyon, 62-77, to win the sweeptakes title and the Poly girls, lifted by senior race winner Tava Tedesco, finished second to Canyon in team scoring. In the first Moore League cluster meet on Sept. 29, Poly seniors Ethan Durham, Victor Muro and Joseph Griego swept the first three places on the Jackrabbits’ home course at Discovery Well Park in Signal Hill to help Poly go undefeated against all league teams. The Poly girls edged Wilson, 26-29, buoyed by individual winner Tedesco to offset a 3-4 finish by Wilson’s Jamie Emery and Ashley Hobelman. The Los Alamitos boys proved their victory in the Sunset League Preview meet was no fluke by following it with a triumph in the Charger Invitational at Fairview Park. Los Alamitos, powered by a 1-3 finish by seniors Garrett McAllister and Daniel Lamm in 15:47 and 15:59, topped Estancia 33-67. La Mirada freshman Stephanie Felix, winner of the Long Beach and Warren Invitationals, added another win at the Charger Invitational in 18:18 for the fastest girls time of the day of any division. Kirby Lee 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img When the season started, Mayfair High running back Cory Norman was so far down the depth chart, some wondered if he was even on it to begin with. Five games into the season, nobody is wondering anymore. last_img read more

Cowher accepts blame for loss

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It was probably one of the most frustrating losses I’ve experienced in my 14 years here,” Cowher said. “When you walk away from that game, as all coaches do, you sit back and you reflect. A lot of the decisions that were made and the choices that you had, ultimately you are responsible for all of it. “Certainly I accept that responsibility, and I am responsible.” In contrast to Cowher’s remarks, Maddox blamed the wind, the booing fans and, in so many words, his own teammates. Making his first meaningful start in 13 months, Maddox was intercepted three times and fumbled once, with two turnovers in overtime. The game ended when cornerback Rashean Mathis intercepted a poorly thrown pass and returned it for a game-winning touchdown. Afterward, Maddox seemed bothered more by the booing than his own play, saying the jeering wasn’t deserved because “I’ve got a track record here.” What Maddox isn’t likely to have anytime soon is playing time. Batch is expected to be the backup Sunday at Cincinnati when Ben Roethlisberger returns after sitting out against the Jaguars with a hyperextended left knee. Cowher second-guessed himself for not pulling the error-prone Maddox and inserting No. 3 quarterback Charlie Batch, and also said he should have played running back Jerome Bettis more during the second half. Normally, Cowher quickly shifts the focus of his news conference to the next opponent — one reason why he holds his media sessions Tuesday, not on Monday like most NFL coaches. But it was obvious he wasn’t happy with his team’s play or his own coaching against Jacksonville. Roethlisberger lobbied Cowher from midweek to let him play, but Cowher didn’t want to risk playing him only six days after he avoided what could have been a season-ending knee injury. However, it turns out Maddox may have played not only with a calf injury but with an injured shoulder. Cowher was clearly irritated he didn’t know about the injury until Monday, and seemed so agitated with Maddox’s performance he wouldn’t disclose which shoulder was injured. “Nobody was made aware of anything during the course of the game,” Cowher said. The only touchdown Maddox generated — other than for the Jaguars — came on a 65-yard drive in the second quarter in which all but 21 yards came on Jacksonville penalties. Still, Cowher chose to stay with the former starter, partly because Batch has thrown only eight passes in four seasons. “Two of the first three series did end in interceptions, but I did feel as though he settled down,” Cowher said of Maddox. “As the game went on, he did a good job with the no-huddle aspect of it.” Cowher also stayed with Willie Parker at running back, rather than switching to Bettis as he did during a 24-22 victory in San Diego the previous Monday. Parker was ineffective in the second half, gaining only 37 yards on 15 carries and finishing with 21 carries for 55 yards. Bettis had 4 yards on four carries, all in the first half. “Unfortunately, we did not have Jerome in the game, and I wish we would’ve gotten him into the game in the second half,” Cowher said. “That’s a decision I am responsible for, and I’m not going to dwell on it any more.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img PITTSBURGH — According to Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher, the blame starts with him. While quarterback Tommy Maddox wasn’t willing to accept much responsibility for a 23-17 overtime loss Sunday to Jacksonville, Cowher spent an unusual amount of time at his weekly news conference Tuesday doing exactly that. last_img read more

Fridrich Named MVC Male Cross Country Athlete of the Week

first_imgST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University sophomore Maximilian Fridrich (Salzburg, Austria) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Male Cross Country Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, Sept. 11.Fridrich won Friday’s Oz Memorial by nearly 10 seconds with a time of 20:09.6 on the 4-mile course at the University of Minnesota’s Les Bolstad Course. He pulled away from the 42-man field with athletes from Minnesota, Minnesota St., and Concordia-St. Paul to win the event.Fridrich, who is the returning MVC Cross Country Freshman of the Year, bested his Oz Memorial time from last season by more than a minute.Fridrich and the Bulldogs have two weeks off from competition to train for their next event, the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational, also hosted by Minnesota, Sept. 29. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more