JDA names training squad for Caribbean Champs

first_imgThe Jamaica Darts Association (JDA) has selected a 26-member training squad (16 men and 10 women) for the Caribbean Championships which will be staged in Barbados in July and August 2016.The squad will undergo a period of intense training after which a final cut will be made at the end of the first quarter of 2016. The team complement for the championships will be eight men and five women.The players selected were drawn from various teams now competing in the JDA RumBar Dart League. The next RumBar League match will be on January 10 at the Montego Bay Cricket Club.The training squad members are:MEN: Albert Bailey, Anthony Johnson, Colin Chandia, Damion Cheese, David Green, Dwight Smith, Evon Faulkner, Gairy Cowan, Glenmore Nembhard, Lynford Jonas, Mark Birthwright, Marco Walters, Ralph Clunie, Raymond Ferguson, Shawn Noteman, Winston FergusonWOMEN: Carol Cheese, Catherine Stewart, Collette Williams, Jennifer Reid, Loraine Nembhard, Mernel Brown, Norma Bowen, Princess Brown, Shavelle Graham and Tracey Tapper.last_img read more


first_imgMalachi Eastwood, Managing Director, Gartan Technologies, pictured with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD on a recent trade mission to Australia organised by Enterprise Ireland. The Donegal based software company is expanding its operations to Australia and opened an office in Sydney on Monday, November 3rd.Gartan Technologies, based in Letterkenny, is now a global entity due to the expansion of its business to Australia. The company develops specialised software which monitors the availability of personnel and manages their time.Gartan already has a strong customer base in the UK and Ireland and has been awarded a major contract by Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW), one of the largest Fire & Rescue operations in the world. Speaking about Gartan Technologies’ entry into the Australian market, Managing Director, Malachi Eastwood, said they are delighted to be working with FRNSW because it represents a significant step forward.“There are great opportunities in Australia but to make the most of them you need to have a presence on the ground. In fact, our decision to do so was key to securing our new relationship with FRNSW.”New South Wales is a region larger than France and in 2012/13 FRNSW responded to over 134,000 incidents. FRNSW was looking for a system that would help ensure they had sufficient personnel available to respond to emergency callouts from 338 stations.Because of the scale of the New South Wales operation, they wanted a proven solution that matched their specific requirements. Upon undertaking a rigorous evaluation of the global market, they chose Gartan because of their track record and reputation in Ireland and the UK. Malachi explains, “We work with organisations in many sectors including Health, Finance, Manufacturing and Emergency Services, that put an emphasis on ensuring their employees’ time is always properly utilised and valued. Our products do more than simply manage staff availability, they are strategic tools which enhance performance and efficiency.”“Organisations want reliable, flexible partners that consistently deliver to help them manage their employee time. It’s a proposition that we took to Australia which has been very well received. We’re especially proud to have clients in Ireland and UK who have been with us for 14, 16 and even 18 years. That’s a track record we intend to keep in Australia.” DONEGAL SOFTWARE COMPANY ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO AUSTRALIA was last modified: November 5th, 2014 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Returns To Roger Knapp Tennis Center, Saturday

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team returns to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center Saturday for a doubleheader. The Bulldogs will face off against No. 35 Old Dominion at 11 a.m. and then they will take on UMKC at 6 p.m. After the doubleheader Saturday, Drake hosts another double-header on April 14 against Wichita State at 10 a.m. and Valparaiso at 5 p.m. Print Friendly Version UMKC is on a three-game winning streak after hosting a three-day event last weekend, but they have struggled on the road with only two wins in ten matches. UMKC has four separate players with eight singles wins, led by Airam Castellano who has the best record at 8-5. Castellano and another eight-win singles player, Alex Pozo, are the team’s leading doubles pair with a record of 9-4. Old Dominion is currently the No. 35 team in the nation, and Junior Aziz Kijametovic is a big part of their success. Kijametovic is the No. 89 singles player nationally, in addition to a No. 73 ranking with his doubles partner Francois Musitelli. The Monarchs have won six straight meets, including a 4-0 win over Middle Tennessee. The match against Drake will be their eighth straight match on the road.center_img The Bulldogs lost their last match 4-2 on the road against Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders won the first two doubles matches, which put them up 1-0. Drake fought hard in the singles portion of the meet, but couldn’t pull ahead of Middle Tennessee. Ben Clark was the first Bulldog to get a point with a 6-4, 6-4 win. Barney Thorold won the other point for Drake despite dropping the first set 6-2. Ben Clark’s win put his singles win total at 13, which is the best on the team. Not far behind is Tom Hands, who dropped his singles match after taking an early lead, with 12 wins.last_img read more

Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch living life, breaking tackles on his own terms

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — The locker room was clearing out, and Raiders coach Jon Gruden, holding a game ball tossed to him by defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, was making his way out of when he saw a solitary figure sitting in a chair in front of his locker.Gruden walked up to Marshawn Lynch, extended his hand, and the two exchanged a few words after the Raiders’ 45-42 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday.Lynch lives life in a protective …last_img

With Quinn Cook a restricted free agent, will he return to the Warriors?

first_imgIn a move that shows their intrigue with a player they groomed through varying roles, the Warriors extended a $1.8 million qualifying offer to Quinn Cook on Saturday to make him a restricted free agent, league sources told Bay Area News Group. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.With the move, the Warriors have three days to match or exceed any offer sheet that Cook receives from other teams once free agency begins on Sunday at 3 pm PT.It appears unclear what market demand Cook will …last_img

Here’s What Your Camera Assistant Wants You to Know

first_imgLooking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check out these articles.7 Things Producers Look for When Using “Staff Me Up”Video Breakdown: 9 Cuts Every Editor Should KnowVideo Tutorial: Which Microphone Should You Use?On-Set Essentials: Production Gear You Need to Know About5 Tips for Shooting a Period Film on a Tight Budget In this article, we round up some tips from the filmmakers below the line on how you can set them up for success in your next film or video project.Cover image via Scarc.The director may get all the attention, but industry folks know it takes a village to create a professional film. Most advice you’ll hear comes from the top down, but any well-structured production begins with a strong foundation, and no unit is more solid than the camera assistants. Here’s some advice a few ACs shared with me.Have a PlanImage via guruXOX.The cinematographer’s first AC is in charge of everything related to the camera. He or she is the first to arrive on set before the director, the DP, or the camera operator and ensure that the camera equipment is ready for the day’s shoot.  This is a skilled position that requires organization and efficiency.Therefore, the first piece of advice for fledgling filmmakers is come prepared. That doesn’t mean adjustments can’t happen on set, but having expectations in advance will guide all the first AC’s hiring (will additional crew be necessary for certain days, for example), prep the right lenses and gear, and determine point of focus.Scheduling Your DayImage via Evgeniy Kurt.As in any relationship, the basis on set is trust. Does the crew trust the director? If a set-up is complicated — but well thought-out, vetted by all the principals, and properly scheduled – the crew will get behind the director and work harder as a team.Moving Parts Need CommunicationImage via Scarc.The director has a vision, a plan, and the trust of the crew. Terrific! With so many departments tasked with bringing the director’s vision to life, clear communication from the top is essential for coordination and understanding.Typically, the first AC and the rest of the assistants will watch a blocking rehearsal to get an idea for camera placement. A director may know (or need consultation with the DP to determine) exactly how to handle a particular shot (studio, handheld, Steadicam), and sometimes the talent will determine the blocking, but until all of these decisions are settled, the first and second ACs can’t go build the camera and communicate the scene’s needs to the dolly grips, gaffers, and key grips — if they’re necessary for support.The Best-Laid PlansImage via farvatar.You’ve got a vision and a plan, and you communicate well with your crew, who’ve placed their trust in you. Now, step away. Honestly, if you are working with a professional cast and crew, the best thing you can do is just let them do their jobs. If you try to micromanage actors instead of listening to their instincts, you’re bound to get stilted results. Consult with your DP and get input on how to get the coverage you need as efficiently as possible.Snacks and SwagImage via gnepphoto.Finally, remember to feed your crew well, show appreciation, and let them have fun! Here are a few final words from the ACs that tell the tale about food and gifts.“I love to bake, and every year around the holidays I make a huge amount of regular fudge and butterscotch fudge, always a hit.”“People are funny about snacks. Everyone always wants to know what you’re eating. Did they miss something that was put out or hidden on the craft service truck?”“The funniest thing is how people are with Panavision swag in general. Everyone wants shirts and hats from there more than show swag. If there is a Panavision logo with the show name on the same shirt or hat, people lose their minds!”last_img read more

‘He made me into an MVP’: Bolick repays Fernandez’ trust with NCAA crown

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next And Bolick’s bone-crushing triple late in the game was the manifestation of the trust Fernandez gave him.“Coach Boyet always told me ‘I got your back’ so at the start of the fourth quarter that’s the moment you won’t be able to get back to,” said Bolick. “And I kept telling myself that this is the time to step up.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 With San Beda holding an 86-82 lead with a minute remaining, Bolick took his spot at the top of the key and launched a triple in the face of Mike Nzeusseu that gave the Red Lions an 89-82 lead with 50.9 seconds left.San Beda eventually won 92-82 to clinch its 21st NCAA seniors basketball title and that championship trophy was Bolick’s payment for the confidence Fernandez had given him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I want to thank coach Boyet, because he was the one who helped me grow as a basketball player,” said Bolick in Filipino Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “He made me into an MVP, although I didn’t win the award because I was thrown out.”“When we lost twice in the eliminations, we had a team-building exercise and I told him to trust us because I think the only way to repay coach Boyet for what he has given us is to win a championship.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez putimmense trust on Robert Bolick in leading the Red Lions, and when it mattered the most the mustachioed guard delivered and repaid his mentor with the championship.Bolick finished with 18 points, five rebounds, six assists, and a dagger that embedded itself to the collective heart of Lyceum.ADVERTISEMENT Robinson’s relationship with Perez ‘goes beyond’ NCAAlast_img read more

Womens lacrosse falls to Big Ten foe

The No. 19 Ohio State women’s lacrosse team faced the No. 18 Penn State Nittany Lions Sunday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes fell to American Lacrosse Conference rivals Penn State, 18-12. But for the Buckeyes it was a tale of two halves. The Buckeyes jumped out to an early start in the first half as they were 9-6 with less than two minutes to go, with five unanswered goals. But the Nittany Lions also came out firing and over-shot OSU 17-15. But this did not overwhelm OSU goalie Annie Carruthers who had 11 saves in the game. “To prepare for a team like Penn State, we look at patterns they have when shooting and put more pressure on them,” Carruthers said. “I know I look a lot at where they shoot, and if they’ve been going for one spot, I overemphasize that.”  Carruthers leads the ALC in saves per game with 12.2. Although PSU overshot the Buckeyes, OSU lead 9-7 at the half. Alayna Markwordt, Brittney Zerhusen and Gabby Capuzzi, went into halftime with two goals apiece.   In the second half, the Nittany Lions came back with a purpose, as they took their first lead since early in the game, 13-10 with more than 19 minutes to play. OSU’s Jayme Beard’s goal at 17:38 was one of only three goals for the Buckeyes in the second half.  Zerhusen had three goals in the game but still felt OSU didn’t get to the ball as often as it should have. “I think every year with Penn State it’s a tough battle, no matter how each of our seasons are going,” Zerhusen said. “When it comes down to it, you have to have possession of the ball. We just couldn’t get the possession off the draw. That was a definite game-changer that we’re going to have to work on.” At the end of the game, PSU overshot OSU 38-23, while OSU had 13 turnovers to PSU’s 11. “It was hard to come back when we didn’t have the ball on our sticks. It was frustrating because we did it in the first half,” Coach Sue Stimmel said. Ohio State will face Notre Dame Thursday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at 5 p.m. read more

Ohio State football eligible to win Leaders Division trophy despite postseason ban

Ohio State’s football team will be playing for a championship this year after all. Sort of. Despite NCAA sanctions that have barred the program from playing in the Big Ten Championship game and a postseason bowl, the Buckeyes are eligible to win the Leaders Division title and the trophy that comes with it. Big Ten Conference Scott Chipman confirmed that, “the team (or teams) that finish in first place in the Leaders Division will be considered the Leaders Division Champion and would receive a trophy.” Consequently, in a situation where OSU wins their division championship, the conference would officially recognize and reward the Buckeyes for such a feat. OSU, however, is still ineligible to actually play in the Big Ten Championship – even if they were to capture the Leaders Division crown. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said the development was news to him during a Wednesday press conference at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. “Yeah, I don’t even – that’s the first I’ve heard something like that,” Meyer said. While Meyer, who won his debut at OSU against Miami (Ohio), 56-10, last Saturday, said there would be little talk of the matter inside the Buckeyes’ locker room, he did say it could serve potentially as motivation for the team later. “I think somewhere at the point in November or something, yeah, I think that’ll be interesting,” the first-year coach said. OSU is scheduled to play Central Florida Saturday at noon in Ohio Stadium. read more

Students camp out brave the elements to support Ohio States showdown with

While the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s game against No. 2 Michigan didn’t tip off until Sunday, some students started camping out as early as Friday morning. After all, it was the surest way to get the best seats possible, they said. “We got here at 1:30 in the morning to make sure we were here first,” said Marcus Otte, a first-year in exercise science. Their efforts didn’t go unnoticed. Members of the men’s team paid a visit to the students gathered outside the arena Saturday afternoon, and were given a box of Buckeye Donuts by freshman guard Amedeo Della Valle. The gathered students, who dubbed their tent city with a sign that read, “MATTARITAVILLE,” even took a photo with the men’s team. The team wasn’t the only group of people to take notice of the students, either. “A cop showed up around 10 a.m. (Friday) and asked us what we were here for too,” Otte said. The officer nor the rain showers that passed through campus Friday morning, were not enough cause for the students to pack up and head home, though. “The wind was blowing pretty hard this morning and all the water was going to my side of the tent,” said Benjamin Kleppel, a second-year in business. “I took my second tent out around 5 or 6 a.m. just so I wouldn’t get wet.” In fact, camping out is something that some of the students hope will become a regular occurrence. “My uncle works at Duke so I see those students camping out for every game and want to do it too,” said Jake Johnson, a second-year in business education. “I plan on pretty much doing it the second half of the season and for most of the weekend games.” Otte said employees of the Schottenstein Center were shocked to see students camping out two days prior to the game. “Some guy came out here because he didn’t believe it,” Otte said. “It’s my first game doing this, so I’m staying here the whole time and they better get used to it.” A security guard at the venue opened the building every two hours to let the students in so they could use the bathroom. Otte brought food with him. “I grabbed like five of these subs from campus before I came here today to stock up,” he said. “I know I’ll need it.” The group also set up a series of extension cords to the power outlets on the side of the building in order to charge their electronics and pump up air mattresses inside their tents. “It’s always fun to show support,” Kleppel said. “Even though we are not undefeated this year, we are still good, and it is a big game.” read more