Returning Dominican dies in traffic accident

first_img 60 Views   4 comments Share Share A Dominican national who returned on island for Mahaut reunion activities has lost his life in a vehicular accident, a police report indicates.Astaphan Luke of Mahaut collided with a dump truck on Sunday afternoon on the Edward Oliver LeBlanc Highway in Salisbury.Police spokesman, inspector John Carbon reported that the vehicle which Luke was driving was extensively damaged.“It involved Suzuki jeep registration number TJ672 driven by fifty-five (55) year old Astaphan Luke of Mahaut who resided in abroad and dump truck registration number TF980, driven by Michael Rodney of Coulibistrie. Vehicle registration number TJ672 was travelling in a northerly direction while vehicle registration number TF980 was travelling in a southerly direction when they collided head on. Astaphan Luke sustained serious injuries and died at the scene of the collision, the vehicle which he was driving was extensively damaged and he was pronounced dead at the scene by a medical practitioner”.A coroner’s inquest will be convened as well as a post mortem examination. Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Returning Dominican dies in traffic accident by: – July 23, 2012last_img read more

Ligue 1: Neymar dedicates goal to Kobe Bryant after throwing up ’24’

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Read Also: Grammys honour Kobe Bryant with tributes, jerseysGames in the NBA continued but Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs plays paid tribute in the opening exchanges on the court.Both sets of players allowed the shot clock to expire for 24-second violations on each of their first possessions, with the crowd in attendance giving a standing ovation and chanting Bryant’s name in a wonderful moment. Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Surprising Photos Of The Rock And His Lavish Lifestyle7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should See9 Best Movie Robots Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? PSG star Neymar dedicated his second goal to the late Kobe Bryant after news of his tragic passing was confirmed on Sunday.center_img Loading… The Basketball icon passed away along with four other people, including his 13-year old daughter Gianna, who was also onboard the private aircraft when it burst into flames as they were on the way to a practice session at the Mamba Academy on Sunday morning.The news shocked the sporting world and has led to a whole host of tributes pouring in for the 41-year old, widely viewed as one of the greatest players in NBA history.He completely transcended the sport in his 20-year career on the court and Neymar, a huge basketball fan who met ‘Mamba’ in 2017, paid tribute when he scored a penalty early in the second half against Lille.The Brazilian had found out about Bryant’s death at half-time and after finding the net for a second time, gestured the No.24 (Bryant’s iconic LA Lakers number) before praying and pointing to the sky.last_img read more

Jury out on Solskjaer – Martinez

first_img The former Manchester United striker had taken just seven points from his first nine matches, although they did secure a crucial win over bottom side Fulham last weekend. Martinez believes the evidence shows short-term thinking does not pay off. “It is difficult. It is very rare you get a real improvement for the long term,” he said. “In the short term they sometimes get a positive reaction but a change rarely affects things in a good way for the long term. “Sometimes we get those decisions. Overall you don’t want to see those sort of changes and I personally don’t believe the quick turnaround of a manager will give you long-term success unless you appoint the right man. “It depends on every situation and every club has internal issues that they (should) know whether the decision will be right. “But if you ask me, nothing gives you more success in the long term than good stability and working with a real strategy to improve.” Martinez’s most pressing issues are getting his side to bounce back from their FA Cup quarter-final exit at Arsenal last weekend and deciding when injured captain Phil Jagielka will be ready to return. The Toffees boss has admitted he made a mistake in throwing Ross Barkley into January’s Merseyside derby at Anfield just over three weeks after breaking a toe and he will not repeat the error by rushing back the midfielder’s England team-mate. Jagielka has missed the past two matches with a hamstring problem and Martinez is content to allow the 31-year-old to take his time coming back, especially with four matches in just 16 days starting this weekend. “Phil is recovering well. Now it’s a matter of assessing him day-by-day and seeing how quickly he can get back into playing,” the manager told evertontv. “Clearly it’s important he is 100 per cent. I know he’s a player who will at times put himself forward at only 90 per cent to help the team but with the amount of games we have – it’s a nine-week period with 11 games – we need Phil and every player to be fully fit. “Whenever Phil is 100 per cent he’ll be able to help the team but we need to protect him a little bit and make sure he’s not rushed back into playing too early, which could risk a further period out.” Midfielder Steven Pienaar’s fitness will be looked at ahead of this weekend after limping off in the 4-1 defeat at Arsenal. “Stevie and a couple of others picked up knocks and bruises as you would expect from such a competitive and demanding game, but we’re going to assess them over the next few days and we’ll find the final extent. “At the minute there doesn’t seem anything to worry about.” Press Association Everton manager Roberto Martinez does not know whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will turn out to be the right man to lead Saturday’s opponents Cardiff out of danger. However, he does believe changing a manager mid-season without a clear strategy has very few long-term benefits. Solskjaer replaced Malky Mackay in January with the Bluebirds just a point above the bottom three but they head to Goodison Park this weekend inside the relegation zone, albeit on goal difference. last_img read more

Nadal eases to 10th Barcelona Open title

first_imgBy Richard MartinBARCELONA,(Reuters)-Rafael Nadal won a record-extending 10th Barcelona Open tennis title on Sunday by thrashing Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4 6-1, collecting his second claycourt title in a row.Nadal, who won the Monte Carlo Masters for a 10th time last week, romped to the title without dropping a set on the newly renamed Rafa Nadal court at the Real Tennis Club in Barcelona, and needed just 90 minutes to finish off Thiem.Thiem had beaten the 14-times Grand Slam champion on clay in the Argentina Open last year and earned a place in the final by beating world number one Andy Murray for the first time in his career on Saturday, but he proved no match for Nadal.The Mallorcan took a while to impose himself on Thiem on an overcast day in Barcelona with the cold weather slowing down the court.Thiem earned the first breakpoint of the match but Nadal recovered and eventually took the first set by breaking his opponent in the 10th game.There was no let-up in the second set from Nadal, who broke the 23-year-old Austrian twice in a row before serving for the championship and wrapping up his 51st tournament win on clay.“I’m especially happy for these 10 victories in two tournaments that are as special to me as Monte Carlo and Barcelona, especially here as it’s my club, and for the support of these incredible fans,” Nadal told Spanish network TVE.“It’s a dream start to the claycourt season.”Thiem paid tribute to his opponent after Nadal’s 71st tournament win in his career.“First of all congrats to Rafa, 10 titles here and in Monte Carlo, it’s unbelievable,” he said.“I really enjoyed the week in Barcelona. There are worse things than to lose against the greatest player on clay ever. I enjoyed it even though I lost and I really hope I can come back in the next years.”last_img read more

Kiren Rijiju: ‘We will form a committee for Sports Code’

first_img COMMENT Last Updated: 19th November, 2019 00:02 IST Kiren Rijiju: ‘We Will Form A Committee For Sports Code’ Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that a committee will be formed for sports cod for sports federations to run efficiently in the country “We will form a committee for the Sports Code. This committee will be very credible. After the recommendation of the committee, I can say anything. We will bring the Sports Code, which will be acceptable to all. We cannot ignore anyone from society. If I say to a particular group member that you can’t be a sports federation head that will be not good. In sports, only those can run (federations) who have the best knowledge of good administrative skills, accountability, transparency, and governance. These are the three parameters on which we will see, who can run sports federation in democracy,” he added. Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that a committee will be formed for sports federations to run efficiently. The Minister said a sports code that will be acceptable to all will also be bought. He also said, only people who have the knowledge and administrative skills will be allowed to run federations and parameters will also be set. ‘We will bring the Sports Code’ Nisha Qureshi READ | Kiren Rijiju felicitates World Para Athletics medalists after India’s stellar showREAD | Kiren Rijiju, Minister of Sports sets top-10 Olympics medal-tally deadline for IndiaNew Sports code rejectedEarlier, the Indian Olympic Society rejected the new National Sports Code draft and also questioned many articles that are part of the newly crafted draft. The new sports code was drafted in 2017 and proposed changes to the 2011 draft. 2017 draft proposed for Members of Parliament and legislative assemblies to be barred from holding office in the National Sports Federation and the IOA.  “IOA said they don’t accept the old draft of Sports Code. So we will bring a new draft. After the consultation of all, we will bring a new Sports Code, Since I assumed the office, I have informed all the federations not to indulge in any kind of unnecessary fight, which has a negative impact on sports and athletes. I don’t want any sports federation to act like this and get suspended,” Kiren Rijiju said. 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju, Minister of Sports sets top-10 Olympics medal-tally deadline for India First Published: 19th November, 2019 00:02 IST India bagged a total of nine medals including two gold, two silver, and five bronze, and recorded their best-ever performance in the World Para Athletics Championships that concluded last week in Dubai. The minister said he is excited to see the Para-athletes perform well in the games and also assured that the ministry will extend all possible help to all four categories including the regular Olympics, the Paralympics deaf, Special Olympics, and Paralympics. READ | Kiren Rijiju calls for Centre-State joint effort to promote Fit India MovementREAD | Before CGF meet, Kiren Rijiju wants India’s position on Shooting considered(With ANI inputs) WE RECOMMENDcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US 9 months ago Watch: Kiren Rijiju visits Indo-China border at Uttarakhand’s Barahoti 9 months ago Before CGF meet, Kiren Rijiju wants India’s position on Shooting considered 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju felicitates World Para Athletics medalists after India’s stellar show Written By WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV 9 months ago Kiren Rijiju calls for Centre-State joint effort to promote Fit India Movementlast_img read more

Police Golfer Wins Ikeja Lady Title

first_imgNine handicapper, Alaba Adetunji, a police officer has won the 2017 Ikeja Ladies Club Championship. The event was concluded on Wednesday at the Ikeja Golf Club in Lagos.Adetunji outshone over 80 other competitors for the title where she returned 164 gross score over 36 holes pipping nearest contender, Chinyere Alamu, with nine shots. “I am overwhelmed by the support accorded me by all here; the caddies, my fellow players, and most especially my office, The Nigerian Police Force, who encouraged me with more practise time,” she said after lifting the winner’s price.The win is her first after winning the event in 2013 and 2014. Alamu was gracious in defeat, she said Adetunji ” deserved the honour”. Pamela Wu placed third at the event.Chairperson of the Ladies Section of the club, Mrs Oby Jolayemi, said the event was a reward for the outstanding effort that lady golfers have put into their effort this golfing season.“We have a very impressive lady’s section and a lot of players are all showing huge interest in the game. This event is traditional Major here and we are pleased with turn out of players from here and other golf clubs.” Of note is our men’s section who have been very supportive of our activities led by Captain Niyi Latinwo and our various ceremonial players who supported our Championship: Princess Yew Anderson Onileere; Johnson Ndukwu and Muyiwa Kupoluyi”Other winners at the event included Linda Obieze who beat Nkoli Moka with six shots to win the nett prize at the event with 150 nett leaving Soukuna Fatumata to the third place.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Parimatch continues UFC commitment securing Alexey Oleynik as Ambassador

first_img Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Related Articles Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 Submit Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share CIS region online bookmaker Parimatch continues to expand its brand profile and coverage through the UFC, announcing the appointment of Russian heavyweight contender Alexey Oleynik as its latest Brand Ambassador.Parimatch has served as the official EMEA betting partner of the UFC since July 2018, agreeing with the leading mixed-martial-arts organisation a multi-year agreement.Furthermore, expanding its presence within the UFC, Parimatch has secured partnerships with leading UFC athletes including Conor McGregor, Peter Ian and the Shevchenko sisters.New ambassador Alexey Oleynik will fight Dutchman Alistair Overeem at a UFC Fight Night 149 in St. Petersburg on April 20th, in the second UFC event to be held in Russia.Oleynik a mixed martial fighter since 1996, holds a record of 57 victories in 69 fights. Overeem has a record of 44 wins in 61 fights.Backing Parimatch, Alexey Oleynik said: “I am glad to join the Parimatch team at such an important moment in my career. I will do everything to prove my strength and power in the octagon in St Petersburg on April 20th. I am ready to win.”Igor Vishnyakov, Managing Partner of Parimatch Russia said: “I am delighted that Alexey Oleynik is joining Parimatch’s team of brand ambassadors, further strengthening our partnership with the UFC.  We are proud that one of our athletes will represent Russia in the headline fight of the evening in the country’s second UFC Fight Night.”last_img read more

11 Los Angeles pro sports franchises join forces in social justice fight

first_imgThe widespread street protests for change in the wake of George Floyd’s death have largely come to an end, but the push to drive investment in communities of color and to make an ongoing impact for social justice continued Tuesday.Eleven professional sports franchises in greater Los Angeles have joined forces to launch The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles, making a five-year commitment to “address racial injustice, develop educational opportunities and support other important issues” in communities of color.The teams also will support the Play Equity Fund’s social justice movement in Los Angeles and Orange counties as well as the work of Accelerate Change Together (ACT) Anaheim. The aim is also to inspire additional movements for change throughout the nation.The Angels, Chargers, Clippers, Dodgers, Ducks, Kings, Galaxy, Lakers, Los Angeles Football Club, Rams and Sparks have joined forces to form The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles and to continue their individual charitable efforts across the region. Rams, Chargers announce SoFi Stadium won’t host fans until further notice Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles is an unprecedented collaboration by sports organizations recognizing the impact they can have by working together, and they should be commended for seeking to make significant changes in communities of color,” Renata Simril, president of the Play Equity Fund, said in a statement. “The Los Angeles region is one of the most competitive markets, and sports is one of the world’s most competitive industries. But these organizations are putting their competitive instincts aside to work collaboratively for social justice.”The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles will join with the Play Equity Fund to hold a Sports for Social Justice Symposium on July 22, with leaders from the franchises as well as social justice leaders and sports commentators. The webinar will coincide with National Youth Sports Week (July 20-24).Related Articlescenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield UCLA football’s Jake Burton enters transfer portal with hopes of playing this fall last_img read more

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper: ‘We’re exploring all options’ for return

first_imgWith the COVID-19 pandemic still holding a firm grasp on the United States and Canada, when the league might resume is still an unknown entity. Players were allowed to return to their homes outside of their respective NHL cities, with many returning to Europe or across the continent. The NHL also extended its self-quarantine period for players to April 15; it was originally mandated through March 27.Stanley Cup playoffs: Best storylines if NHL restarts and goes straight to postseasonOver the course of the last week, rumors have swirled that the NHL has been looking at neutral sites, including Grand Forks, North Dakota, Manchester, New Hampshire, and Saskatoon, Sask., to finish the regular season and play the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. This comes after Bettman told NBC Sports Network’s Mike Tirico on April 7, the NHL could come back over the summer now that the Olympics have been postponed to 2021. On CNN, Bettman added that the NHL is preparing to come back when the timing is right and cannot “rule out any conceivable alternative,” including playing games without fans.Regardless of the format, if the NHL were to come back at some point in June, July or August, he stated that players will need “two or three weeks to get back into playing shape” as they have not been able to skate since the league shut down. During this break, players have only been able to work out at home and have not been able to skate, unless they were rehabbing an injury. “As much as we may worry about everybody — not just our players or the NHL family — but everybody safe from the coronavirus, we also want to make sure our players don’t jeopardize their health by coming back too soon and not being in game shape,” he said. MORE: Kings’ Drew Doughty — ‘Honestly, I don’t see how the season is going to return’One way or another, hockey will return at some point and Bettman stressed that he, and his fellow commissioners around North America, understand the importance of sports returning — at the right time.”It’s something that, for the psyche of the American and, in my case, the Canadian public is very important,” he told Cooper. “Sports can be part of bringing people together, can be part of healing, but we all agreed that until it’s the right time, there are other more pressing issues than when we come back.” Thirty-two days ago NHL commissioner Gary Bettman released a statement announcing the 2019-20 season would be paused. Monday afternoon, he spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper regarding the return of the sport.”We’re on pause as we have been since March 12,” he said. “We’re exploring all options, but when we’ll have an opportunity to return depends on things that we have absolutely no control over because it all starts with everybody’s health and wellbeing. Until there’s a sense that people can get together, not just in our arenas but for our players to get together to work out, we don’t know when we can come back but it’s something we’re monitoring on a daily basis.”last_img read more

Friday February 8th Local Sports

first_imgTHIS WEEKEND:=== FRIDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, KGLO mobile app — Newman boys at Lake Mills — 7:30 CLEAR LAKE — Class 2A and 3A girls basketball teams start tournament action on Saturday night:== 3A Region 2Pocahontas at #6 Clear Lake (KRIB, 6:45 PM)Southeast Valley at Kuemper of CarrollHumboldt at #11 Roland-StoryGreene County at Carroll== 3A Region 3Hampton-Dumont at #2 OsageGarner-Hayfield-Ventura at Forest CityUnion LaPorte City at #7 CrestwoodWaterloo Columbus at New Hampton== 2A Region 2Belmond-Klemme at St. EdmondManson Northwest Webster at EmmetsburgHartley-Melvin-Sanborn at Ridge ViewAlta-Aurelia at East Sac County== 2A Region 3Eagle Grove at Lake MillsCentral Springs at West ForkBCLUW at HudsonWapsie Valley at Denver IOWA CITY — The 16th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women got 41 points from Megan Gustafson to roll past 19th ranked Michigan State 86-71. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.The Hawkeyes led the entire way as they avenged a loss to the Spartans in their Big Ten opener.Mason City junior guard Makenzie Meyer did not play in last night’s game after hyper-extending a knee during Iowa’s win on Sunday at Penn State. She’s listed as day-to-day. Iowa is now 18-5 overall and 9-3 in the Big Ten. === SUNDAYAM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Northwestern — pre-game 4:30, tipoff 5:30 === SATURDAYAM-1300 KGLO — Butler at Georgetown — 10:45AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — District wrestling reports — :05 after the hour starting at 1:05AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, KGLO mobile app — NIACC vs. Kirkwood — women at 1:00, men at 3:00AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, KGLO mobile app — Mason City vs. Fort Dodge — girls 6:15, boys followAM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — 3A girls regional quarterfinal — Clear Lake vs. Pocahontas — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00 BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — Jordan Bohannon came up big at crunch time for Iowa. Bohannon scored the last 11 points for the 20th ranked Hawkeyes and finished with 25 in a 77-72 win at Indiana.Two late three pointers in the opening half got Bohannon going.Iowa coach Fran McCaffery called it a complete effort.Indiana falls to 4-8 in the Big Ten. Hoosier coach Archie Miller.Iowa is now 18-5 overall and 7-5 in the Big Ten. They’ll host Northwestern on Sunday evening. MASON CITY — The North Central District junior college wrestling tournament will take place on Sunday on the NIACC campus. All five programs participating in the tournament are either ranked or are receiving votes in the latest rankings issued earlier this week. Iowa Central is ranked fourth, Ellsworth is ranked fifth, NIACC is tied for 19th, while Iowa Lakes and Iowa Western were previously ranked and are still receiving votes. The tournament starts at 10 o’clock on Sunday morning. Qualifiers from Sunday’s tournament will wrestle at the national tournament in Council Bluffs on March 1st and 2nd. CLEAR LAKE — District wrestling tournaments take place on Saturday throughout the state, with the top two wrestlers from each district headed to next week’s state tournament in Des Moines:== 2A District 3 at Clear Lake — Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (9 wrestlers), Humboldt (8), Clear Lake (7), Osage (6), Charles City (6), Hampton-Dumont (6), Iowa Falls-Alden (4), Southeast Valley (4), Pocahontas (2), Forest City (2), Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (1), Algona (1)== 1A District 4 at Lake Mills — Emmetsburg (13), Central Springs (8), Lake Mills (7), GT-RA (7), West Hancock (5), Newman (4), Belmond-Klemme (3), Eagle Grove (3), Manson-Northwest Webster (2), North Union (1), Northwood-Kensett (1), South Hamilton (1), St. Edmond (1)== 1A District 1 at Denver — local qualifiers from North Butler-Clarksville (6), Riceville (1), Rockford (1)== 3A District 8 at Waverly — Mason City, Ames, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Marshalltown, Waterloo East, Waterloo West, Waverly-Shell RockMeets start at noon. You’ll hear hourly updates starting at 1:05 on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, and via the KRIB mobile app MASON CITY — A number of Class 1A girls basketball tournament first-round games were postponed on Thursday due to the weather:Class 1A – Region 2: North Iowa at Mason City Newman Catholic postponed to Saturday, Feb. 9. Start time Saturday is 5:00 p.m.Class 1A – Region 2: Northwood-Kensett at Algona Bishop Garrigan postponed to Friday, Feb. 8. Start time Friday remains 7:00 p.m.Class 1A – Region 2: Riceville @ Rockford postponed to Friday, Feb. 8. Start time remains 7:00 p..m.Class 1A – Region 2: Nashua-Plainfield at North Butler postponed to Friday, Feb. 8. Start time Friday is 6:00 p.m.last_img read more