Jamaica’s top-ranked squash player, Chris Binnie is on his way to joining the global elite of the sport. The Jamaica and Caribbean men’s squash champion for the last seven years, Binnie, 27, has also improved his Professional Squash Association (PSA) ranking to number 89 among the world’s best players as of this month, from 93 in March. This improvement came after he signed a one-year sponsorship agreement with JN Fund Managers Limited at the firm’s New Kingston office recently. “My goal is to be ranked as one of the top 50 players by December,” he said. “I believe I can do it.” The top 50 players form an elite of the sport, travelling the world to compete in the main events. Having a better ranking means the players get better placed in competitions and also have more options in choosing the competitions they find more attractive. Binnie has come a long way since April of 2012 when he had PSA ranking of 389. He progressed to a ranking of 131 by October 2013 joined the top 100 in November last year. Binnie’s optimism is also based on the success he is having with his new coach, Australian Rodney Martin, a former winner of the World Open Squash Championship who once ranked second in the world. Along with three other teammates, he has been going through a tough training programme to improve his overall match preparedness level, with his new coach. He said the sponsorship by JN Fund Managers would also help him achieve his goal. Based in Connecticut in the United States of America, he coaches at Trinity College in Hartford, and had been limited to playing matches mainly in North America. “This sponsorship allows me to go to more tournaments and select ones in Europe and Asia,” he said. “I need to take on the best players in the most competitive tournaments globally if I am to improve. And it requires funding to get to the matches and maintain myself while competing.” Brando Hayden, general manager of JN Fund Managers, said: “We admire what Chris Binnie has done for himself and for Jamaica. He has invested his time and talents, making him one of the top 100 squash players in the world. “We want to help him fulfil his dreams because his success will also pave the way for others,” Hayden said. Binnie himself launched the Jamaica Squash Association’s Grassroots Clinic to students of Papine High School and New Providence Primary School on March 20. And the programme at the University of Technology is noteworthy for the players who have emerged from that facility.
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Jetty downingThe body of 10-year-old Timothy Yearwood, who reportedly drowned after plunging into the Atlantic Ocean at the seawall jetty around noon on Monday last, was found at the Buxton foreshore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on Wednesday last.Yearwood, of Lot 65 Unity Mahaica, ECD, went missing on Monday last when he reportedly went swimming with his cousin, 14-year-old Timothy Robinson. Robinson’s body was recovered on Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of the Hope Foreshore, ECD, while the search continued for 10-year-old Yearwood.The boys – 14-year-old Timothy Robinson, called “Dadoo,” and 10-year-old Timothy Yearwood – reportedly drowned after they had gone swimming at the seawall jetty.According to reports, the families of the boys became alarmed when the clothing of Robinson was found near some rocks at the jetty but the boys were nowhere in sight.Upon enquiring, the families of the boys were told that the two were seen swimming, and that Yearwood had begun to experience difficulties in the water, prompting Robinson to jump in to save him, but both had failed to resurface.However, another narrative told to the boys’ families indicated that the two had been gambling in a boat when they fell overboard.And yet another narrative was that two older boys who had been seen with the missing boys were reportedly seen running from the said jetty just before the clothing of Robinson was found.
Housing and tenants’ rights advocates plan to march today to City Hall, where they will ask Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council to dedicate inspectors and housing staff to resolve problems in 100 buildings. Here is a list of the problem buildings: 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
And Sarri thinks Premier League bosses ought to do more to boost English teams’ chances in Europe.“I am not able to understand the decision of the Premier League because we have to go to Prague as an English team,” he said.“So I’m not able to understand why we have to play on Monday. It’s very strange. I think they could have done more for the English teams in Europe.“In Serie A teams play on Friday. Teams involved in the Europa League away from home, they can ask to play their next Serie A match on Monday.“But this is the situation and we need only to adapt to this situation.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 8 – Maurizio Sarri has questioned the Premier League’s “strange” decision to schedule Chelsea’s West Ham clash for Monday, just three days before their Europa League away match against Slavia Prague.Chelsea, who are battling for a top-four finish, face a pivotal week, hosting West Ham before heading to Prague for Thursday’s game, then making the testing league trip to title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp offered an apology to West Brom manager Tony Pulis for his behaviour during and after last weekend’s heated encounter.The pair interacted with each other on a number of occasions during the feisty 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield and Klopp did not exchange the customary handshake with his opposite number.Speaking immediately after the match, Klopp said he had not shaken hands because “it was not a friendly game” and also criticised West Brom’s style of play.Pulis clearly was still stewing over the incident when he spoke to the media on Friday and argued Klopp’s criticism was to deflect attention from the Reds’ failings.Klopp learned of Pulis’ comments just before his press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with Watford but chose to extend an olive branch.The German insisted he had simply forgotten to shake hands in the heat of the moment as he went to his players to celebrate their late equaliser and thank the fans.Klopp said: “I can easily say sorry for everything I said during the game because I am very emotional, I think Tony Pulis is similar, and there were a few words.“We were very close together.“For me it was not a big problem but it was very intense and after the game I wanted to go to my team.“Really I forgot to shake hands. That’s all.“If we meet today, it would be no problem to say sorry and to shake hands, to have a talk about whatever.“I have big respect for his work, no doubt about this.“In that situation it was not easy to switch on the lamps and switch them off.”On his comments after the match, Klopp added: “It was not a game where five minutes were enough to come back to a normal situation.”The 48-year-old, though, denied the relationship with other managers is more heated in the Premier League than the Bundesliga.“Only the coaching zones are closer, that’s the only difference,” he said.“We are all emotional and best friends in the league.“We talk completely normal before the game, we ask about our families after the game and during the game.“We are coaches of different teams and we say things you never would usually.“That’s how it is on the pitch. But it was not that serious.”
The body of the 38-year-old was found Friday in a hotel room hours before his United Hockey League team, the Adirondack Frostbite, were to play a game against the Kalamazoo Wings. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said there was no evidence of foul play. Stewart injures arm Reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart injured his right arm after he flipped his car during a qualifying race for the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Okla. Stewart, a two-time Cup champion, complained of pain in his arm after Friday night’s race at the Tulsa Expo Raceway. He was examined and treated at a local hospital. A spokesman for Stewart said X-rays and a CT scan were both negative, but Stewart was fitted with a cast until a more extensive evaluation can be made by his own doctors. “I’m a little sore,” Stewart said after leaving the hospital Friday night. “The doctors were great and did a pretty thorough evaluation of me. They didn’t find anything broken, but just to be sure, they fitted me with a cast that I’ll wear until I meet with my doctors on Monday. It looks a lot worse than it is.” King of the hill Janica Kostelic, who won three golds and a silver at the 2002 Olympics, now also is a medal contender in the downhill as the Turin Games approach. Kostelic won her first World Cup downhill in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, building her lead in the overall standings and proving her strength in the only Alpine event in which she did not compete at the Salt Lake City Games four years ago. Lindsey Kildow of the United States finished 18th and lost the lead in the World Cup downhill standings to Michaela Dorfmeister, who was third. The Austrian has 312 points to Kildow’s 287. Briefly Craig Wilson chose not to go to salary arbitration and agreed to a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates worth about $3.5 million. Also in MLB, the Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Johnny Estrada agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract. Ohio State strong safety Donte Whitner will skip his senior year to enter the NFL Draft. Andy Roddick fended off four set points in the second set and held off a determined Tommy Haas 6-3, 7-6 (6) to win the Kooyong exhibition tournament in Melbourne, Australia. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! General manager Bob Gainey decided he was the best person to straighten out the slumping Montreal Canadiens. Gainey fired coach Claude Julien on Saturday and made himself interim coach. He also brought in former team captain Guy Carbonneau as an associate coach who will take over as head coach at the end of the season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Gainey said a coaching change was needed to get some of the team’s best players particularly goalie Jose Theodore and defensemen Sheldon Souray and Andrei Markov to play better. “There are players who went through tough times, maybe injuries or personal things,” Gainey said. “It’s normal for a player to go through periods where they’re not at their best, but when it goes on for a month or more, it’s not normal. “A team can’t function unless its key players give their maximum.” An autopsy was conducted on the body of minor league coach and former NHL player Marc Potvin, who was found dead in a hotel room a day earlier. Results won’t be released until at least Monday, or when police finish their investigation, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety and the county medical examiner’s office said. “I’m the one who’s responsible and this gives time for Guy to get comfortable with the team and the players,” Gainey said. “It’s more fair for myself to step in and take responsibility until the end of the season.” Assistant Rick Green also was fired. Doug Jarvis was promoted from assistant to associate coach, while goaltender coach Roland Melanson remained in his job.
Donegal sunseekers can now book flights to some of their favourite European destinations as the summer 2017 schedule is announced at Ireland West Airport Knock.Passengers from across Donegal can now choose between 22 international destinations for next year, flying with three of Europe’s major international airlines: Aer Lingus, Flybe and Ryanair.Next summer, the airport will offer the biggest selection of sun destinations from the north west, building on the airport’s reputation as the most popular gateway for European sun breaks. 2017 will see the return of services to popular European hotspots including Alicante, Barcelona, Croatia, Faro-Algarve, Lanzarote, Milan and Tenerife with Ryanair and Costa Dorada (Salou) with Falcon Holidays and Croatia with Concorde Travel.These services continue to be hugely popular with holidaymakers from Donegal in particular, with more than 30,000 people from the county last year opting to fly from Ireland West Airport due to the convenience, value for money and hassle free nature of travelling from the airport.Summer 2017 will see the airport offer the largest choice of UK destinations from any airport along the western seaboard, with more than 100 weekly flights to and from key UK markets such as London Luton and Stansted with Ryanair, London Gatwick with Aer Lingus, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh with Flybe and Bristol, East Midlands and Liverpool with Ryanair.The London market is a particularly strong destination for the airport with up to five daily services to the city, including morning and evening return flights to both Luton and Stansted with Ryanair on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays and an additional afternoon service to Gatwick with Aer Lingus on a daily basis. Not only is there a large selection of destinations to choose from, but passengers can now book their car parking online on www.irelandwestairport.com and enjoy savings of up to 30% on the normal price of airport parking. A week’s parking is now available to pre-book online from just €25, which is amongst the cheapest airport parking rates available in the country.Furthermore, Bus Eireann now offer up to five daily services to and from the airport from Donegal, bringing the airport even closer to people throughout the region.For a full list of destinations available from Ireland West Airport Knock log onto www.irelandwestairport.com or keep up to date by following the airport on Facebook and Twitter.Sizzling summer 2017 hotspots from Ireland West Airport Knock was last modified: October 11th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:holidayIreland West AirportKnocksummerTravel
A Public Consultation Day will be held at Ards Forest Park this month ahead of a review of the tourism and recreation opportunities at the park.The popular beach and forest attraction is set to undergo redevelopment to enhance its potential.Coillte and their strategic partner Fáilte Ireland, have appointed a team of consultants led by The Paul Hogarth Company who have identified a proposed vision for the park as well as the actions required to achieve it. And they want to hear what local people have to contribute to the plans.If you’d like to have your say, come along to the public meeting at Ards Forest Park Car-park on Saturday 29th June, between 11am and 3pm.Public invited to share views on the future of Ards Forest Park was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Ards Forest Park
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