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first_img Exceptional score stunning win Mandeville’s best-known pistol shooter, Orville Henriques, showed he was in good shape to compete at next weekend’s US Nationals as he blew away his clubmates in a tournament dubbed ‘US Nationals Send Off”. Henriques, who is looking to better his current fourth-place ranking among the best Jamaicans who compete internationally, tallied 606 points from seven stages, a whopping 195 more than second-place Sue Ann Henriques, who shot at 67 per cent. It was the highest margin of victory by percentage in a major match at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club. Owen Campbell, who denied Henriques a clean sweep of the stages by winning Stage Seven – valued at 100 points – was third with 382. Ellsworth Dixon and Thomas Jones completed the top five. Desmond Prince, who finished sixth at 53 per cent, was the most striking lower-placed result. Prince, who took up shooting seriously only last year, was producing his best finish among more experienced shooters in a major match. The US Nationals will be staged from October 9-10 in Frostproof, Florida. Central Manchester netball finals loom 12 confirmed for Portmore Business House football Peter Bunting Football League round-up The Gleaner advanced to the second round of the Business House three-on-three Division One basketball league when they defeated former champions Grace Canning 27-24 at the Stadium Courts recently. The Gleaner qualified for the next round by virtue of having won seven matches as against losing five. After losing their top player, Omar Wolfe, at the start of the season, The Gleaner struggled in the early matches, but the players gradually improved and with their captain, Keneil Allen, coming up big with three pointers, in recent matches, the team was able to qualify. Allen scored a game-high 12 points against Grace, whose top player, Andrew Goulbourne, replied with 11. The Gleaner won the Division Two title in 2013 and have been campaigning in Division One since the 2014 season. Twelve teams, led by three-time defending champions Cable Pro, will compete for top honours in the Portmore Business House football competition, which kicks off next Wednesday, October 5, at the Sunshine playing field in Naggo Head, Portmore. Newcomers Digicel will have their hands full as they come up against defending champs Cable Pro at 8:30 p.m. in a game that officially kicks off the tournament. The sponsors are Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) and Charles Chocolates. Brixton FC, from Braeton Phase Three, won the inaugural Ray McIntosh six-a-side one-day football competition, with a 2-1 penalty kicks win over arch-rivals Braeton Blazers, also from Phase Three, after both teams played out a 0-0 scoreline in regulation and extra-time. Businessman Rayon McIntosh, a stalwart in the community of Braeton and sponsor of the competition, handed over the trophy and a cash award to Brixton FC at the competition’s awards ceremony. At that same function, held on Seal Avenue in Braeton Phase Three, five girls and five boys were awarded brand-new tablets for their achievements in the 2016 GSAT examinations. Before the function, there was a treat for children. Everything was sponsored by McIntosh, his wife, and his family. Henriques ready for US Nationalscenter_img Exceptional pulled off a stunning 300-299 sudden-death win over Giants as action continued in the Jamaica Domino Council Association Premier League last Sunday. In other games, Caribbean Classic whipped Naggo Head 300-218; Spit Fyah defeated Memory Lane 300-282; Jade Strikers outlasted Mechanical Strikers 300-296; Soursop Tree beat International 300-290; Braeton All Stars cut down Small Axe 300-265; Bull Bay won 300-274 over Vintage Pub; and Right Stuff crushed Highlight Strikers 300-216. Brixton FC win Ray McIntosh six-a-side football title The Gleaner advance in Business House basketball McKenzie wins Munro 6.5km walk race The final of the Central Manchester Sports Development Committee netball leagues will be hosted at the May Day High School grounds next Sunday. The day’s activity begins with the third-place match in the Junior League between Porus and Broadleaf at 2:15 p.m. The Senior League third-place play-off between the Police team and Newleigh All Stars starts at 3 p.m. The Junior League finals featuring Albion and Pear Tree gets under way at 3:45 p.m. The grand Senior final between Williamsfield and Bombay is earmarked for 4:30 p.m. As an additional attraction, fans will be treated to the football final of the Knockpatrick Division. That match will kick off at 3:30 p.m. The finalists will be determined soon. Old England stayed on course to make the play-offs of the Knockpatrick Division in the Peter Bunting Central Manchester constituency football competition, by defeating Brokenhurst 2-1. Other victors were Albion, who were 2-1 winners over Beltiro, Pear Tree, who brushed off New Vision 3-0 and Inverness, who created a major upset in outscoring Knockpatrick 3-2. Porus remained leaders in their division, blanking Bombay 3-0, while Coffee Grove and Content ended 3-3, virtually killing each other’s chances. However, it was Blue Mountain thatmade the biggest statement in this division, slamming Hope Village 6-0. In the Mandeville Division, Georges Valley spanked defending champions Hanbury 2-0, while Cedar Grove won 1-0 over Bonito Strikers. Natasha McKenzie, a Holmwood Technical High School physical education teacher, enhanced her growing reputation as the top female walker in central Jamaica by easily taking the female category of the Munro Top Rock 6.5 km walk race last Sunday. The event, which is the initiative of the Munro College Old Boys’ Association, was being held for the first time. The route began on the north end of the over 200 acres school property, going downwards into the community before asking athletes to negotiate the famous Chelsea hill, which has an elevation of over 100 metres. McKenzie’s time of 52 minutes and 18 seconds was 15 minutes better than any other female participant but was fourth overall in the men’s category. The two first places in the men’s event were taken by Munro College schoolboys Rejeanne McClymont (48 mins) and Dean Witter (50:58.39 mins). Third place went to Richard Bryan, who finished in 50:59:31 and who took the overall over-40 category. McKenzie will now look to defend her Church Teachers College 5 km title. She is a distant relative of former top road racer Linton McKenzie.last_img read more

Another early exit for Socceroos at the World Cup

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Shaq on his Hollywood plans: ‘I want to be the next Rock’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Veteran striker Tim Cahill finally took the field in the 53rd minute for his first action in Russia but couldn’t score a goal in his fourth consecutive World Cup.The worst news to come out of the tournament was that Socceroos attacker Andrew Nabbout requires a shoulder reconstruction and will miss the next six months. Nabbout is flying to Melbourne to have surgery after dislocating his right shoulder in Australia’s draw with Denmark last week.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 crown“I have been told the rehab is about six months,” Nabbout said after missing the loss to Peru. “It’s a painful one but hopefully I can make it back in less and be ready for the Asian Cup (next year).”Australia had its preparations for the World Cup affected by the resignation of Ange Postecoglou as coach shortly after the Socceroos qualified for Russia. Van Marwijk was hired to coach for the World Cup only, and Graham Arnold will soon take over as a fulltime coach. MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town “Agony,” the Daily Telegraph in Sydney said in the headline. It also showed a picture of Cahill touching a goalpost and wondering if it is was his final goodbye to the sport.Dan Colasimone of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio said van Marwijk may have made the Socceroos too one dimensional.“In the end, van Marwijk talked a good game — when he spoke to the media at all — but he could not deliver one win at the World Cup for Australia, let alone qualification for the next round,” Colasimone said. “The line Van Marwijk and his players repeated ad nauseam, in lieu of any clear public discussion of plans or formations or tactics, was that this side was built to deal with any situation, any opposition. Yet it was only really built to limit damage against superior sides.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Australia’s Aaron Mooy reacts at the end of group C match between Australia and Peru, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)SYDNEY — Any Australians who didn’t stay up to watch the World Cup woke up Wednesday to the inevitable news that their Socceroos failed to make it past the group stage for the third consecutive tournament.Caretaker coach Bert van Marwijk’s tenure is over after the Australians lost 2-0 to Peru in their last group game and slumped to last place in a tough Group C which also included France and Denmark. The match began at midnight on Australia’s east coast.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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Cape Town gets ‘dry’ luxury hotel

first_img4 June 2008A new five-star hotel under construction in Cape Town, the Coral International, will target Middle Eastern visitors, offering them luxurious rooms, conferencing and prayer facilities, halaal cuisine and no alcohol on the premises.The Dubai-based Coral International Hotels, Resorts and Spas and Cii Holdings, their South African partners, will operate the Coral International, which is situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Wale Street in the city centre.In a statement last week, local real estate agency Pam Golding Properties said they had also won the exclusive mandate to market 30 out of the 140 luxurious rooms and suites – priced between R2.1-million and R5.8-million – for sectional title ownership.“The Coral International will be situated on the fringes of the historic Bo-Kaap, an area steeped in Cape Malay culture and renowned for its colourful homes and delicious cuisine,” said Pam Golding Western Cape MD Laurie Wener, adding that it was an exciting opportunity to purchase ownership in a luxury unit in an enviable location.The location is also just minutes away from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain, while it is only a short drive to the beaches of the Atlantic Seaboard, as well as the central city’s coffee shops, restaurants and craft markets.State-of-the-art facilitiesAll rooms will feature top-end amenities such as high-speed wireless broadband connectivity, plasma screen televisions and luxurious linens, and all will offer stunning views of Table Mountain.Hotel facilities will include a state-of-the-art business centre with conference and meeting facilities, a fully fitted gym and health centre, as well as a prayer room and an outdoor swimming pool.The hotel will also have three restaurants offering a range of cuisines from modern European to Arabic and African dishes, with all food will be halaal and no alcohol being served on the premises.Buyers opting for the sectionalised package will receive a sectional title deed enabling them to use their rooms for 30 days per year, with access to all hotel facilities including room service and housekeeping, including limousine pick-ups, and a 24-hour concierge and valet.For the remainder of the year, the room will be placed into the hotel rental pool, and owners will receive a share of the profits, with Cii Holdings guaranteeing a five percent return on investment after the first two years of operation, for a minimum of three years.Ideally locatedWener added that the hotel would be just a 20-minute drive away from the Cape Town International Airport, enabling it to offer high levels of service, guided by its international owners who have extensive experience in the luxury hospitality industry.“This makes it an ideal investment opportunity for those who travel frequently to Cape Town for business and leisure, or for corporate clients who host guests in the city on a regular basis,” she said.Construction is already underway, with completion expected by the end of 2009.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more