Local swimmers make big splash in T&T

first_imgJamaica, with one of the smallest contingents to the recently concluded Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago Invitational Swimming Championships, mined a whopping 19 medals at the development meet.The event began last Thursday in Couva, and ended two days later, with Jamaica’s eight budding swimmers making their marks in the event, which featured over 35 teams.There were gold medals for; Jordane Payne in the boys’ 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly and 800m freestyle, respectively.Zaneta Alvaranga copped three gold medals in the girls’ 50m and 100m freestyle, as well as the 50m butterfly.Alvaranga returned three silver medals in the 100m and 200m butterfly and the 200m individual medley, while Sage Sinclair took silver in the 800m freestyle and Karci Gibson in the 200m backstroke.Kyle Sinclair took the 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke and 50m freestyle for boys.Bronze went to Karci Gibson in the girls’ 400m individual medley and 100m backstroke, while Alvaranga took the 50m back-stroke bronze.Payne added 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly bronze medals to his tally.The Jamaican teams, led by Y Speedos Swim Club with Kyle Sinclair, Jordane Payne, Zaneta Alvaranga and Samantha Selvon, finished eighth. Marlins Swim Club, represented by lone swimmer Karci Gibson, finished 20th.The Jamaican team manager Georgia Sinclair praised her charges’ brilliant performances, which, according to her, was a vast improvement over last year.”I am extremely elated about the performance of this small but ‘tallawah’ team. To have moved from winning six medals last year to a whopping 19 medals is absolutely fantastic,” she underlined.”The swimmers were focused and results- oriented. Every member of the team achieved personal-best times, and this augers well for Jamaica swimming as we enter the final stages of preparation for CARIFTA,” she added.Next year’s Carifta Swimming Championships will be held in The Bahamas, over the Easter weekend.last_img read more

Liverpool boss Rodgers ready for Chelsea duel

first_img Brendan Rodgers alongside Jose Mourinho during Liverpool’s League Cup semi-final first leg clash with Chelsea 1 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is looking forward to locking horns with former mentor Jose Mourinho once again when the Reds travel to Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final.The Premier League sides will go head-to-head for a trip to Wembley at Stamford Bridge following a 1-1 draw on Merseyside and, after dominating the first leg, Rodgers has high hopes of getting one over the Blues boss.That was something he failed to achieve last season, most notably as the Reds slipped up in their title chase, suffering a defeat to the Blues that allowed Manchester City to claim the crown by two points.Rodgers, who worked as Mourinho’s assistant during his first spell in charge at Chelsea, was also beaten at Anfield in November but last week’s draw has offered plenty of hope.“I always say it is about the teams on the field but knowing him, and how Jose works and how competitive he is, I really enjoy the challenge,” said Rodgers.“The game last week was fantastic, it was a top-level game. We were at a really good level.“Jose’s record speaks for itself. He is a world-class manager and will always have that competitive edge. Your teams have to be at the maximum to get a result.“We respect the opponent but we have got nothing to fear in the game. We are a team that is in a good moment. We are playing well, working well. We know we can go there and win.”Victory for Liverpool would increase Chelsea’s agony after their shock FA Cup loss to League One Bradford at home on Saturday.Chelsea surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 to the West Yorkshire team, much to the delight of a large and jubilant away following.Rodgers said: “What is also key, and very important for us, is our supporters.“Bradford City had an incredible support. That second half when they were attacking the goal with all their supporters – they made a great noise. It felt like a real great vibe for the team.“We know that everywhere we travel, the travelling Kop is amazing. To go and have them with us in a semi-final should make it really exciting. We will hope to do them justice and get to the final.”Liverpool could also be boosted by the return of star striker Daniel Sturridge after five months of injury frustration.The 25-year-old England international, who has not played for the Reds since August mainly because of thigh problems, is now back in full training and close to a comeback.Rodgers was due to assess the player before travelling but stressed he will not play – or even be in the bench – if he is not considered fully ready.The Northern Irishman said: “It is no good having the psychological threat if he can’t play. It is just assessing whether the risk is worth it. If not then he’ll hopefully be ready by the weekend.“If he is on the bench it means he can contribute. If he is on there and he does enter the field we’d hope he can do well for us.”last_img read more

Farhad Moshiri makes massive financial statement of intent for Everton

first_img Getty Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker 1 BEST OF Moshiri has increased his shareholdings in Everton by nearly 20% Farhas Moshiri has increased his shares in Everton by almost 20% to assume greater control of the Toffees.The Iranian businessman increased his shareholding in the club from 49.9% to 68.6% in a real statement of commitment to the club. scrap Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos tense Most read in Football silverware predicted The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 A statement on the Merseysiders official website read: “Everton Football Club today announces that major shareholder Farhad Moshiri has further committed to and increased his shareholding in the Club.“Farhad Moshiri previously owned 49.9 per cent of the Club and in line with the agreement made at the time of his original investment, he has purchased 18.7 per cent through Blue Heaven Holdings Ltd, giving him a total holding of 68.6 per cent, which is expected to increase to 77.2 per cent no later than July 2019.” How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Everton fans will undoubtedly be reassured by the announcement, particularly considering the promise of a new stadium on Liverpool docks.The Iranian businessman acquired 49.9 per cent of the Merseyside club after selling his stake in Arsenal in February 2016.Given his former connection to the Gunners, there were rumours former Toffees boss Sam Allardyce was going to be replaced by Arsene Wenger in the summer.Moshiri, whose personal wealth is estimated at $1.7billion according to Forbes, has shares in various metal companies in the UK and in Russia and lives in Monaco.last_img read more

Harry Kane suffers double nutmegging in Spurs training session

first_imgIt doesn’t matter what level you’re playing at, there is perhaps nothing more humiliating than being nutmegged on the football pitch.But it can happen to the very best and unfortunately for Tottenham superstar Harry Kane, his DOUBLE megging was caught on camera ahead of their crucial Champions League encounter with PSV. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP no dice First, Spurs team-mate Erik Lamela got the better of Kane before Fernando Llorente followed it up on the sly, sending the rest of the players into a frenzy.Kane insisted the second megging wasn’t a legitimate one, but Dele Alli jokingly explained that it was a fair meg!You can check out Kane’s hilarious ordeal below…Predicted Tottenham XI for Champions League clash v PSV OFF Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ gameday cracker Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Tottenham Hotspur News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT punished Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The mood appears to be very relaxed in the Tottenham camp 1 REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED targets Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmaslast_img read more

Emirates welcome the first nextgeneration A380 aircraft

first_imgEmirates has taken delivery of a new ‘next-generation’ Airbus A380 aircraft.The ‘next-generation’ version of the double-decker jet features a new seat configuration, along with the relocation of the crew rest area, which has allowed the airline to add 25 more economy class seats onto the lower deck.This means, in total, the new version of the aircraft consist of 516 seats, with 14 in first class, 76 in business class and 426 in the economy.The onboard lounge and first class shower area have been retained and a redesigned business class cabin features a higher ceiling. Overhead cabin lockers now would be concentrated in the middle aisles and would be 28% larger than the previous versions.The new aircraft becomes the 85th A380 in the Emirates fleet and is the first of seven expected to be delivered this fiscal year, with 51 more on order.last_img read more