Fine double for Sprintec

first_imgSprintec Track Club scored two big wins during yesterday’s 2016 Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium.The club’s female and male teams clocked fast times to capture the men’s and women’s sprint relays for clubs and institutions.The quartet of Gayon Evans, Anastasia Leroy, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby and Sherone Simpson turned back sister team GC Foster College to clock a winning time of 43.61 seconds. G.C. Foster were second in 44.17 and University of Technology, third in 44.35.McLaughlin-Whilby was overjoyed with her team’s run.”We just came out today to give of our best and I am very pleased with how the young ladies ran. I am happy I was able to finish injury free,” said McLaughlin-Whilby.The Sprintec men, who finished a close second to MVP Track Club at the recent Milo Western Relays, avenged that defeat with a quick 38.59 as Racers were second in 39.02 ahead of UTech, 39.55.The winning Sprintec quartet was Jermaine Hamilton, Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer and Chadic Hinds.PRETTY CONFIDENT”We were not focusing on time coming into the race, but in the end, we were very happy that we ran fast. We have a new set of guys and I am pretty confident that next year we are going to run much faster,” Dwyer said.There were two 4x100m relay wins in the high school section for Edwin Allen High’s girls and Kingston College (KC).Edwin Allen won the Class Three, and Four events. In Class Three they clocked 46.13 to hold off St Catherine High, second in 46.19, and St Jago High, third in 46.34.In Class Four, favourites Edwin Allen remained unbeaten this season winning in 47.58 ahead of Hydel High, 47.70, and Wolmer’s Girls, 49.88.St Jago’s girls ran away with the Class One sprint relay after favourites Holmwood Technical dropped the baton. The Spanish Town-based school won in 45.77. Green Island High clocked 45.81 for second and Camperdown High were third in 45.92.Holmwood made up for their Class One loss by taking Class Two as favourites Edwin Allen had baton problems on the second leg. Holmwood won in 46.02, defeating St Jago (46.07) and Edwin Allen, 47.77.KC won the Class Three sprint relay clocking 43.41 to finish ahead of Wolmer’s Boys, 43.41, and St Jago, 44.09.A brilliant second leg from former Vaz Prep star Terrique Stennett gave KC an easy win in Class Four. They won in 45.17 with Calabar High second in 46.60 and St Jago third in 47.68.Jamaica College captured the Class One boys 4x100m in 40.01. St Jago, 40.44, and Cornwall College, 40.57, were second and third, respectively. In this event, Calabar’s second-leg runner fell after the exchange, while Kingston College’s anchor leg runner pulled up 30 metres from the finish line.Calabar were hit by a hamstring injury to star Class Two sprinter Tyreke Wilson. Wilson almost went down on the lead off leg, but, despite the injury, still managed to hand over the baton to teammate Christopher Taylor on the second leg. They won in 41.21 with Wolmer’s Boys second in 41.98.last_img read more

OBITUARY Robert M Ford 91

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Robert M. Ford, “Bob”, age 91, of Wilmington, formerly a long-time resident of Newton, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2019.Bob was born on December 30, 1927 in Newton, MA; he was the dear son of the late Patrick and Hannah Ford. Bob was raised and educated in Newton and was a graduate of Newton High School. Bob went on to further his education at Boston University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism.Bob married his beloved wife Alyce in 1950; the couple resided in Newton where they raised four wonderful children. Bob was a very devoted and loving husband and father; he and Alyce along with their family had many great times together before her passing in 1988.Bob was very ambitious, he was the Co-founder and editor of the Watertown Press weekly newspaper for over 37 years; retiring in 1993. Following his retirement, Bob, continued to write a weekly column for the paper for 10 more years.Bob loved politics and was very active in the political world; he was a life-long Democrat and proud of it. Bob was an elected member for 12 years for Ward 7 Democratic Committee in Newton and Vice-Chair for 4 years. He was the Co-Chair in Ward 7 for Rev. Robert F. Drinan in his elections to Congress and work diligently in the State Representative campaigns of Mayor David Cohen of Newton.Bob was also very involved in the Watertown Community for many years; he was a former member of the Board of Directors at the Watertown Boys and Girls Clubs, former member of the Watertown Rotary Club and former member of the Board of Directors for the Watertown Chamber of Commerce.Bob started dating his wife Eunice in 1992; he moved to Wilmington in 1995 and Bob quickly became involved in the community as well as its politics. For several years, Bob was a delegate from Wilmington to address Democratic Party issues at several political conventions throughout the years. He was also very active at the Wilmington Senior Citizen’s Center where he made many friends.Bob will be remembered as a “great guy” who was “well read” and up on all current events. He was very knowledgeable in Politics and enjoyed a “friendly” debate. Bob loved people and would go his way to help others. He was certainly “one of a kind” who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.Robert was the husband of Eunice Case of Wilmington and the late Alyce Ford, beloved father of Donna Murphy & husband Paul of Arlington, Kathleen Ford & husband Stephen Bashford of Reigate, England, Michael Ford & wife Pat of Knoxville, TN and Christopher Ford & wife Helen Tapping of Seattle, WA. Loving Grandfather of Alicia Murphy, Logan Bashford and Johnathan Ford. Cherished son of the late Patrick and Hannah (O’Leary) Ford, dear brother of Catherine Garoian of Natick and the late Margaret McCarthy of Newton.Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Tuesday, March 5th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon followed by a Service at 12:00 noon.In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, P. O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030.Robert M. Ford(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Paul L. D’Eon, 83In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: John “Kevin” Murphy, 77In “Obituaries”last_img read more

It Chapter 2 early reviews Probably scarier than part 1

first_img‘Truly epic feel'”Director Andy Muschietti weaves the young & adult Losers together super well, giving IT 2 a truly epic feel,” writes Perri Nemiroff of Collider. #ITChapterTwo is probably scarier than chapter one – more Pennywise imagery to haunt your dreams. But it also loses a lot of charm in the shift in focus from the coming of age to the now adult characters. At nearly 3 hours it feels long.— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) August 21, 2019 For the most part I liked IT CHAPTER TWO. First half (of this pretty long movie!) is great. And the new adult cast is stellar. Second half isn’t as tight. And overall Chapter Two isn’t as tight as the first movie.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) August 21, 2019 0 IT Chapter 2: Everything to know He’s coming. New Line Cinema Stephen King has a lot to answer for. He’s ruined the reputation of vintage cars (Christine), Saint Bernard dogs (Cujo) and snowy hideaways (The Shining). But he’s really destroyed the good name of clowns, as Pennywise from It might be one of the most nightmarish horror creations ever.It Chapter 2 follows up on 2017’s critically acclaimed It, and both are based on King’s 1,100-page, 1986 best seller. It Chapter 2 recasts the Losers’ Club with adult actors, and continues the plot 27 years after the first film. The film opens Sept. 5 in Australia and Sept. 6 in the US and UK, but social media reactions started to creep out on Tuesday. Here’s a look at what some early viewers are saying.’Probably scarier,’ but longPeter Sciretta of Slashfilm is calling this second film “probably scarier than chapter one — more Pennywise imagery to haunt your dreams.” But he also found it less charming than the first, and overlong. TV and Movies Post a comment #ItChapterTwo is a giant budget, studio-backed horror movie that’s also a fairly serious actors showcase/ensemble, with occasional flashes of brilliant imagery (like all the balloons cascading under the bridge). It’ll make more money than Warner Bros knows what to do with. pic.twitter.com/Noscq1X1j1— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) August 21, 2019 10 Photos ‘First half is great’Mike Ryan of Uproxx had a definite preference for the first part of the film, and loved the new adult cast. Share your voice #ITChapter2 isn’t as refined as the first, but it’s still an excellent ensemble piece, oozing with heart & packed with extremely well-crafted set pieces. Muschietti weaves the young & adult Losers together super well, giving IT 2 a truly epic feel. (MVP: Bill Hader as Richie.) pic.twitter.com/7dXmIsd2z6— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) August 21, 2019 2:20 So, #ITChapterTwo: it’s v. good, but not great. I liked it, but didn’t LOVE it. First movie is a tough act to follow. TWO is gruesome, strange but rarely scary. Nails important aspects from the book, but feels overlong. Cast is aces, though, & Bill Hader SHOULD be in Oscar convo. pic.twitter.com/1KUZk5TXA1— Sean O’Connell (@Sean_OConnell) August 21, 2019 Cha-ching!”It’ll make more money than Warner Bros knows what to do with,” writes Drew Taylor of Moviefone. Oh, we think they’ll find a way to use the cash. ‘Bill Hader steals it’Lots more love for Hader’s part, this time from Fandango’s Erik Davis. Tags ‘Gruesome, strange but rarely scary’Sean O’Connell of CinemaBlend liked but didn’t love the film, yet is one of many critics raving about the performance of Bill Hader as Richie Tozier. Now playing: Watch this: #ITChapterTwo is a terrific companion to #ITChapterOne. Similar vibes, great ensemble chemistry w/ a nice mix of humor and horror. Part 2 plays heavier in tone, dealing w/ defeating the burden of childhood trauma, & I definitely teared up at the very end. Bill Hader steals it pic.twitter.com/bjiwtJufNQ— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) August 21, 2019 The most terrifying Stephen King creations of all time Twitterlast_img read more

LF calls for 6hr Bangla bandh against TMCs reign of terror

first_imgKolkata: Left Front has called a 6-hour Bangla bandh on April 13, to protest against the ‘reign of terror unleashed by Trinamool Congress’ over the filing of nominations by Opposition candidates. Left Front chairman Biman Bose said there has been unprecedented violence over filing of nominations throughout the state.He said the bandh will start at 6 am and end at 12 noon. The CBSE candidates who will have exam on that day, will be exempted.It may be mentioned that the Opposition parties have fielded over 68,000 candidates in Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samity and Zilla Parishad. Of these, Left Front has fielded 24,768 candidates.last_img read more

Air Transats ready for winter 201920 with new Sun and Europe details

first_img Thursday, July 4, 2019 WESTERN CANADATravellers will have a choice of 20 South and Europe destinations from Vancouver. Beach vacations will be available from Calgary, Victoria, Edmonton and Winnipeg as well.As of December, Air Transat will become the sole airline to fly direct from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale (two direct flights a week), while also adding departures to Liberia and San Jose, Costa Rica, (two flights a week) as well as a direct flight to Punta Cana. Along with its new destinations from Vancouver, Air Transat will enhance its flight program from Calgary, adding another direct flight to Puerto Vallarta for a total of four direct flights a week.From Vancouver, several of Canadians’ favourite European Sun destinations including Faro and Lisbon, and Barcelona and Malaga, will be accessible via Montreal and Toronto. Flying through Toronto or Montreal, passengers will also be able to holiday in London, Glasgow and Manchester as well as in Paris. Posted by Air Transat’s ready for winter 2019-20 with new Sun and Europe details QUEBECAir Transat will have a total of 42 South and Europe destinations out of Montreal, and 13 out of Quebec City. Air Transat will put increased focus on Florida travel this winter, continuing its Orlando service (three direct flights per week) and adding frequency to Fort Lauderdale, with direct flights now available daily out of Montreal during the peak season. The carrier will also boost frequency on its Quebec City–Fort Lauderdale route, offering five direct flights a week.Also out of Montreal, Air Transat will be enriching its D.R. program with one additional direct flight each week to Puerto Plata (for a total of five direct flights a week), as well as adding another flight to Montego Bay (four direct flights per week). Cuba will be more accessible for travellers flying out of Quebec City, with the addition of direct service to Holguin, for a total of two direct flights weekly.On the Europe front, the carrier will now serve Spain’s Costa del Sol year-round, with direct service to Malaga from Montreal (two flights a week), and will also fly to Madrid starting in December (two direct flights weekly).More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA Sales Travelweek Group MONTREAL — Air Transat has released detailed listings, including frequencies, of its winter sun 2019-2020 schedule, with a complete rundown of Winter Sun and Europe destinations available in the coming winter months from Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the West.The news follows up on Air Transat’s winter 2019-20 product launch in June, where it outlined in broad strokes its plans for the coming season.The addition of Air Transat’s new A321neoLRs for winter 2019-2020 “will allow the carrier greater flexibility to offer a broader choice of destinations to travellers”, says the company.Here’s a look at where Air Transat will be flying this winter, region by region…ONTARIOFrom London, ON Air Transat will add a new direct flight to Puerto Plata. From Hamilton there will be a new direct flight to Santa Clara, as well as a second weekly direct fight to Punta Cana.From Toronto, along with its daily flight to London, UK, Air Transat will offer two direct flights a week all year long to Glasgow and Manchester. The airline will extend to mid-January its flights to Barcelona and Rome, with two direct flights a week to each city. Travellers will be able to fly to Portugal from Toronto, with two weekly direct flights to Lisbon, and one direct flight to Porto. Air Transat will also offer a direct flight from Toronto to Faro during the winter, with one flight a week.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading” Tags: Air Transat Share ATLANTIC CANADAAir Transat will offer direct service to 10 South destinations out of Halifax, and to four departing from Moncton, from Feb. 15 to April 30, 2020. Vacationers will enjoy easy access to the beaches of Cuba, the D.R., Mexico, Jamaica and Florida. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more