St Andrew Hockey celebrates 75 years

first_imgThe St Andrew Hockey Club – the oldest existing women’s club in Jamaica, is celebrating 75 years and in honour of this special occasion, the club will be hosting the St Andrew Cup mixed tournament November 19-20 at the Mona Hockey Field. After a successful launch last Thursday that saw a huge turnout from participating teams, sponsors and well-wishers it’s now down to the business end of things this weekend. The tournament sponsored by Toyota Jamaica, Jamaica National, Avis, Home and garden Care limited, Art and Fabric Co Ltd and Image One will transform the Mona Hockey Field this weekend. The eight teams vying for the inaugural championship title are placed in two groups. Group One consist of Eagles, St Andrew Hockey Club, Sharpe’s Rebels Hockey Club and Papine Strikers. Group Two has Tropical Circus, Munex, Inferno and Mighty Dragon. The tournament will provide local clubs with the opportunity to form competitive mixed teams that will be vying for the right to be crowned St Andrew Cup champions. The participants will be members of the local Hockey fraternity who will compete in eight teams. All the teams are compact with an abundance of talent, some with a host of past and present national representatives on show. This competition the first of its kind in Jamaica will be of a highly competitive nature and is a precursor for the international tournament, teams will be vying for the Myrna Brown championship trophy and over $60,000 in cash prizes. Myrna Brown, who is a St Andrew Hockey Club life member, will be the patron of the tournament in honour of her service to the club for over half a centurylast_img read more

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Seniors Desiderio, Vito save day for UP

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Perasol on Murrell’s late dunk vs NU: He needs to respect the game, opponents Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Vito was the first to hit with 1:35 left then, Desiderio followed it up a few seconds later, right after a Troy Rike bucket, to give UP a stable 80-71 lead with 37.1 seconds left in the game.Desiderio finished with 12 points, eight coming in the fourth quarter, while Vito scored seven of his 10 in the final frame as they helped UP get to the fourth seed with a 6-6 card.“For me it’s about leadership, we’ve been doing this for five years and we have the responsibility of leading the team,” said Vito.Desiderio and Vito were there when UP was a perennial bottom placer until it gradually became a legitimate Final Four contender in Season 80 when it fell just a win short of making the semifinals with a 6-8 record trailing fourth-placer Far Eastern University.Vito said the Maroons will do whatever it takes to lead the Fighting Maroons to their first Final Four appearance since 1997.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Before we end our UAAP careers we want to reach the Final Four and we will give our best in this final two games of the season, we want to make it count,” said Vito. ANTIPOLO—When University of the Philippines needed someone to prevent National University from making a late-game run, two of its seniors heeded the call.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gelo Vito and Paul Desiderio were instrumental in the Fighting Maroons’ 82-71 win over the Bulldogs in the second round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament and the fifth-year duo made the most damage in the payoff period.UP was firmly ahead for much of the game, leading, 60-49, heading into the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs suddenly showed their bark.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 ChrissNU rookie Dave Ildefonso made back-to-back 3-pointers to cut UP’s lead to seven, 76-69, with less than two minutes remaining but that just prompted Vito and Desiderio to save the day for the Fighting Maroons.“I was just thinking that I want a good ending because as long as there’s a chance for the Final Four we’ll put everything to it,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “That’s our motivation.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Enhanced positions

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Jeron Teng squeezes in a left-handed reverse off KG Canaleta. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAt four wins and having played nine games, the playoffs are hardly guaranteed for Alex Compton and the Alaska Aces.You wouldn’t guess so by the way he relished Wednesday night’s 92-77 victory over Meralco in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Frustrated cager is discus champ NORTHPORT 90—Anthony 22, Tautuaa 19, Pringle 15, Grey 14, Lanete 8, Guinto 4, Elorde 3, Bolick 3, Taha 2, Gabayni 0, Sollano 0.Quarters: 33-25, 53-59, 76-82, 103-90. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying “Huge win for us, honestly,” Compton said.“Kung natalo kami kanina, naka ano … Boracay tayong lahat?” he added, alluding to the vacation spot that is a euphemism for getting eliminated from the playoff race.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHistorically, chief league statistician Fidel Mangonon III said it takes seven losses with the current tournament format to hit the road. That’s the defeat total the Aces pinned on the Bolts Wednesday night after a hot start that cushioned a shaky middle and gave way to a flourishing finish.In the second game, Magnolia also gave its playoff hopes a big boost with a 103-90 victory over NorthPort to tie Alaska at 4-5. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ The Hotshots turned up the defensive intensity in the second half, limiting the Batang Pier to just 31 points after surrendering 59 in the first two quarters of the match.While Alaska staved off being pushed to the edge of elimination, Compton knows that he may need to go two-for-two in his last two games to book a slot to the next round. That’s why he kept himself to celebrating the minor victories—in a tournament that has been particularly testy for the storied franchise.Like delisting two more players from the injury ranks.“Obviously for me and the whole team, it’s nice to have [JVee Casio] and [Kevin Racal] back,” Compton said. “They are obviously a little rusty and out of shape but I thought JVee came in and made some plays and K-Racs made some plays in the way he usually does—knocking down some open shots and being a really good defender.”Jeron Teng (16 points, seven rebounds, 7-of-7 from the stripe) fueled Alaska’s fast start as the Aces roared to a 13-3 lead early.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m just really happy to get the win,” Compton said. .”The feeling was fleeting though, as Compton was reminded of the team’s next assignment: defending champion San Miguel Beer on March 24.“That’s the team you could play great against and still not win,” Compton said, jokingly chiding a reporter for bringing up his next game. “Like, you can be great and still not beat San Miguel. That’s how good they are.”The scores:First GameALASKA 92—Teng 16, Enciso 14, Banchero 13, Thoss 13, Casio 12, Racal 9, Cruz 7, Pascual 6, Baclao 2, Exciminiano 0, Ayaay 0.MERALCO 77—Salva 23, Canaleta 18, Newsome 11, Amer 8, Quinto 5, Tolomia 4, Hodge 3, Hugnatan 2, Pinto 2, Jackson 1, Caram 0, Faundo 0.Quarters: 20-16, 45-38, 69-57, 92-77.Second GameMAGNOLIA 103—Lee 24, Sangalang 20, Brondial 14, Jalalon 11, Barroca 11, Melton 11, Dela Rosa 5, Reavis 5, Herndon 2, Pascual 0. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Fighter jet used on ‘JAG’ seized

first_img“I don’t know what was on it that was any value … there were no engines in it.” The jet added a realistic touch to footage shot at Van Nuys Airport, where it was housed. Its static mug was matched with computer-generated images of a plane in flight. The $5,000 paid for the castoff jet went to a Navy relief fund at Point Mugu, where the show often filmed before tighter restrictions after the Sept.11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the producer said. “JAG” was filmed at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Bouquet Canyon, as well as at College of the Canyons, neighborhoods in Newhall and other spots around Santa Clarita. The plane was sold before the show ended its 10-year run in 2005. Agents seized the jet from a hangar at a Victorville airport. The three other planes were at museums in Chino. Agents from ICE, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are continuing to investigate how the jets were improperly transferred to private owners. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Federal agents seized four decommissioned F-14 fighter jets this week, including one used as a prop in the popular TV series “JAG,” which filmed in Santa Clarita for a decade. The Navy retired the planes in the mid-1990s, and private owners were found. But investigators said the military failed to fully remove sensitive equipment, and on Tuesday immigration and customs enforcement agents seized the jets. “Now, their ultimate fate is in the hands of the courts,” said Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “Short-term, they’re being taken to Tucson (Ariz.), where any sensitive parts will be removed from the aircraft.” Investigators looking into the possible sale of aircraft parts to Iran discovered the decommissioned planes. Iran still flies F-14s, but it’s illegal for U.S. citizens to export or sell military parts to foreign nationals without the U.S. government’s permission. Government officials confiscated the jets after a multiagency investigation found that the Navy improperly transferred the aircraft because military rules require retired planes to be dismantled to protect any proprietary technology. In addition to security issues, safety issues became a concern because the jets’ ejector seats and canopies are operated by pyrotechnic devices. The unfolding saga could have been fodder for an episode of “JAG,” a drama about top-flight naval officers who investigate and represent military members accused of on-the-job crimes. The show’s F-14 was a shell, used mostly as a backdrop for the action, the show’s producer said. “We dragged it around a lot … as far as I knew, the plane was (demilitarized),” said Don Bellisario, whose Bellisarius Productions now films the show’s spin-off, “NCIS,” at Valencia Studios. last_img read more

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