HITZ 92FM to roll out new sports package

first_imgHITZ 92 Fm will be ramping up its coverage of sports this year as it seeks to satisfy the demands of its audience. Patrick Anderson, group head of the sports of the RJR Communication Group, said that the outlet is increasing its coverage of sports to underline its reputation as a leader in sports broadcasting. These changes, he said, will take effect on January 9. “We are increasing our hours of sports, married with true blue Reggae music and so you are not going to get a lot of dancehall on Hitz anymore,” said Anderson. “We intend, within a year or year and half, to be the number-one dominant force for sports coverage in the country,” he said. “Apart from the fact that it is our stated aim, it is our passion, the guys and the ladies here are jumping out of their skins that they want to cover sports and I want to cover sports and that’s my passion,” Anderson said. SPORTS EXPLOSION EXTENDED NEW SHOW Chief among the changes is that the popular Sports Explosion, programme, which is hosts by Earl Bailey and Oral Tracey, has been extended by an hour and will now be heard from 9a.m.-11 a.m. There will be a call-in segment in the second hour, where listeners can call in to debate with Bailey and Tracey. Additionally, the station will be adding an all-female show, which is called the Girls’ Sports Club, which will be hosted by Karen Madden and Trishana McGowan. This show will run from 12 to 2 p.m. A music show will take place from 2 p.m.-5p.m. The Sports Grill has been extended by a day, and will now run from Monday to Friday from 5p.m.-7p.m. The programme will be an investigative show where the hosts will look at the issues in sports, instead of taking a call-in format. The programme will be hosted by Anderson and another member of the team, with details still to come in that respect. There will also be a new show called The Sports Machine, which starts on January 14 and will run from 1pm.-5p.m. This programme features live sports from all over the island as well as live intentional sports. The show will be hosted by Earl Bailey and a radio disc jockey. It will also feature reporters in the field giving live updates on sporting events. Meanwhile, live horse racing from Caymanas Park will be shifted from Power106 FM to Hitz in February. Anderson said he is very optimistic that the public will welcome these new changes. “I have every trust that the public will support it and of course we are looking for excellent support from our sponsors and advertisers,” he said. “I really appreciate Mr (Gary) Allen, Mr (Christopher) Barnes and Dr Dennis Howard, who is the new general manager for radio services for supporting this vision.”last_img read more

Narine shines with bat in Renegades’ derby win

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia, (CMC):West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine starred in an unusual role for Melbourne Renegades as they beat city rivals Melbourne Stars by seven runs under Duckworth-Lewis in the Big Bash League on New Year’s Day.Better known for his clever slow bowling, Narine was elevated to the role of opener and slammed a quick-fire 21 from 13 deliveries to get the Renegades’ innings off to a flying start at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Sent in, Renegades stormed to 171 for four off their 20 overs, with the left-handed Narine striking two fours and six in posting 38 off 22 balls for the first wicket with captain Aaron Finch, who made 30 from 24 balls.Narine, whose knock included a commanding whip over backward square for six, finally perished in the fourth over to an excellent catch at mid on by former England star Kevin Pietersen off fast bowler Scott Boland.Cameron White then controlled the innings with an unbeaten 64 off 43 balls, in a 72-run fourth-wicket stand with Tom Cooper, who made 36.Set a revised target of 159, Stars got a top score of 45 from English opener Luke Wright, but could only muster 151 for nine.Narine was once again at the forefront, producing a stingy four-over spell, which cost just 26 runs and served up just one boundary.Left-arm spinner Brad Hogg was the leading bowler with three for 22 from his four overs.Renegades were playing without Narine’s West Indies teammate, Dwayne Bravo, who was forced out of the tournament last week with a serious hamstring injury.last_img read more

Fixing breaches in Region 6 sea defence may have to wait – Vice Chairman

first_imgBreaches in the sea defences of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) may have to wait to receive attention since the Government will place emphasis on regions which are more vulnerable.Region Six Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoopOne of the breaches in BerbiceThis is according to Region Six Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop while addressing the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) on the issue.DeRoop, who is a member of the Sea Defence Board, explained that like other Regions, Region Six was under threat, but the Government would prioritise the needs of the Regions based on the dangers of the breaches.“Money is not issued based on regional needs, but rather the country’s situation. Hence, other Regions may take precedence over Region Six sea defence repair work. So, some of the breaches we have may not be fixed right now,” DeRoop said as he made mention of the expected October spring tide.“Region Six has two threatening areas which could be like what occurred at Mahaica.” One area, he said, stretches from Wellington Park to Brighton on the Corentyne and the other from Number 51 Village to Number 62 Village, also on the Corentyne.Those are the two … [tricky] areas; there is no defence presently. I made recommendations at the level of the Board and the contract was started last Wednesday at Wellington Park to seal about 300 meters, but the opening is much wider than that. I was told that a project will be done in phases,” DeRoop explained.He posited that the areas would be continuously monitored while adding that the Board recommended that the breaches at Number 51 and Number 62, be attended to next year. Boulders will be placed to retain the line of the sea defence.“If you do not retain the line, then it could become like the Mahaica situation. It was expected with the hurricane season in the Atlantic that the breach and Danzig at Mahaica would give away,” the Vice Chairman said.In Corriverton, there was a project being funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to reinforce the sea defence from Scottsburg to Line Path. According to the Regional Vice Chairman, the lifespan of the sea wall there has already expired.“That is why that area was recommended under the CDB loan. The contract currently on is for the rehabilitation of that area. Another CDB project should be executed on the East Bank of Berbice. However, the design that the consultant submitted has not been accepted by the CDB.”That project, according to DeRoop, has been put on hold. Upon completion, this project was expected to rectify the outfall channels along the East Bank of Berbice.At Fyrish, there is a breach which needs urgent attention, DeRoop told the RDC. “There is no defence presently there,” he said.Referring to the recent spring tides as the highest-ever seen in Region Six, the Sea Defence Board will be monitoring the coastline.In addition, the Vice Chairman noted that in Orealla there was sand erosion. “Those areas there are breaking away, slipping into the River. That area will also be monitored as well as overtopping of the Canje River, which has affected both the East and West Canje.In Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), where the sea defence gave way at Dantiz last week causing widespread flooding and the destruction of farmland and livestock, the Vice Chairman said the Board has acknowledged that work has to be done in two threatened areas.He explained that at Mahaica, there were four to five kilometres of sea defence to be repaired, but it could not all be done now.“That will be a lot of money. It will take the entire budget of the Agriculture Ministry to fix.” Nevertheless, it is not the only danger-prone area as similar threats are present in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), DeRoop added.last_img read more

Transfer insider: Liverpool and Arsenal rumours assessed plus Chelsea to raid PSG?

first_img PSG midfielder and Chelsea transfer target Adrien Rabiot 1 With a collective sigh at talkSPORT Towers, we are slowly coming to terms with the fact that it is two years until the next major international football tournament.However, thankfully the Premier League will soon be here to keep us entertained. That kicks off on 16 August and the summer transfer window is hotting up nicely, so our man in the know gives his verdict on the latest news…Wilfried Bony – Swansea to LiverpoolLiverpool have made Bony a key transfer target and talks are already well underway to sign him. A fee is yet to be agreed but the Reds are confident of getting their man, with the striker desperate to move to Anfield. (Chances of it happening: 9/10)Adrien Rabiot – PSG to ChelseaRabiot has rejected the chance to sign a new contract at PSG and Chelsea have made a £7million bid for his services. PSG have snubbed the offer but the player wants to move to Stamford Bridge and is now waiting for a new offer to arrive. (7/10)Lars Bender – Bayer Leverkusen to ArsenalArsenal have been chasing Bender for years and interested again this summer. The deal is complicated as he is happy at Leverkusen and they are under no pressure to sell, but if the Gunners made a big bid this could go through. (6/10)Antoine Griezmann – Real Sociedad to LiverpoolGriezmann wants out of Sociedad and he’s a player Liverpool like. A £20million bid being mooted but reports in Spain seem to suggest he’s Real Madrid bound unless Liverpool can pull something amazing out of the bag. Let’s see. (4/10)Keylor Navas – Levante to EvertonEverton were linked with Costa Rica World Cup hero Navas this week and while his agent wants to get him a move, a switch to the Toffees is off the cards. Roberto Martinez will be spending his money elsewhere, with Tim Howard firmly the number one. (1/10)last_img read more

Leeds United sack David Hockaday

first_img1 Former Leeds United manager David Hockaday Leeds United have sacked boss David Hockaday after only two-and-a-half months in charge of the club.Controversial Whites owner Massimo Cellino, who took over the club in April despite failing the Football League’s ‘fit and proper persons’ test, made the decision to get rid of Hockaday after they lost 2-1 to League One’s Bradford in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night. Hockaday was a surprise appointment as Leeds boss back in June, particularly as his only previous managerial experience was the lowly Forest Green Rovers.But it has come as little shock that Cellino has decided to sack the 56-year-old after a poor start at Elland Road which has seen Leeds win one out of their four opening Championship games.The Italian businessman said: “I’d like to thank David for his efforts over the last two and a half months but the results since the start of the season have meant we needed to act and make this decision.“After the defeat at Bradford I realised that my decision to keep David at the club following the defeat at Watford was wrong and I had to change my mind on the coaches position.“As a club we will now begin our search for a new head coach”Leeds also confirmed Hockaday’s assistant Junior Lewis will leave the club and that reserve team/developement squad manager Neil Redfearn will take temporary charge of the side.The Whites host Bolton Wanderers in their next clash in the Championship on Saturday.last_img read more

Three things we learned from Ajax v Tottenham

first_img0Shares0000Lucas Moura’s hat-trick fired Tottenham to their first Champions League final © ANP/AFP / Koen van WeelAMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 9 – Tottenham staged an incredible fightback to reach their first Champions League final with an astonishing 3-2 win over Ajax in the semi-final second leg on Wednesday.Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the Johan Cruyff Arena clash: Lucas writes his name in Spurs’ historyWhen Lucas Moura played kick-about with his one-year-old son on the pitch at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after his hat-trick against Huddersfield in April, it seemed the Brazilian forward’s season had reached its high point.But the 26-year-old’s treble in that low-key 4-0 win was just the start of a remarkable end to the season for the unsung hero whose incredible hat-trick broke Ajax hearts.Unwanted by Paris Saint Germain, who sold him to Tottenham in January 2018, Lucas was a bit-part player for much of his first season in north London.In a testimony to his strength of character, he refused to be marginalised again this term and quickly proved his worth with a brace in Tottenham’s win at Manchester United in August.By the time injury sidelined Harry Kane in the Champions League quarter-finals, Lucas was primed and ready to seize his chance.However, even Lucas would have been forgiven more pinching himself if he had learned how his trip to Amsterdam would turn out.With Tottenham two down on the night and three goals behind on aggregate, all looked lost.But Dele Alli’s clever turn and pass into the area sent Lucas sprinting through for a cool finish past Andre Onana to give Tottenham an unexpected lifeline in the 55th minute.Four minutes later they punished more nervous defending from Ajax to strike again as Lucas spun around to drive into the corner after Fernando Llorente’s close-range effort was pushed out by Onana.It was Lucas’s fourth goal in the competition this season, his latest priceless contribution coming after he also scored the late equaliser in Barcelona that ensured their progress from the group stage.And with just seconds left in Tottenham’s semi-final escape bid, he pounced on Alli’s pass to drill a fierce winner into the far corner.Alongside Danny Blanchflower, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne and Ricky Villa, Lucas will now forever be enshrined as a Tottenham legend.Confident Ajax pay the priceAjax’s Dutch defender Joel Veltman reacts after their stunning loss to Tottenham © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDWith just 45 minutes standing between Ajax and their first Champions League final since 1996, the Dutch club were engulfed by a fatal wave of arrogance.As the half-time whistle blew, Ajax players, including Hakim Ziyech, could be seen grinning from ear to ear as they contemplated their surely inevitable progress to the Madrid showpiece.They were leading by three goals on aggregate after scoring twice in the first half to leave Tottenham on the brink.Such was the confidence pumping through the raucous arena that before the second half began, the entire crowd, including Ajax great Patrick Kluivert, engaged in a mass singalong to Bob Marley’s ‘Don’t Worry About a Thing’.The chant continued into the opening seconds of the half, but that rock-solid belief was quickly shattered as Lucas struck twice in a matter of minutes to send shock-waves through the Ajax team and their now less boisterous supporters.The panic was palpable and Ajax couldn’t recover as waves of Tottenham attacks culminated in Lucas’s dramatic winner.It was a bitter end to a breakthrough campaign for Ajax’s young guns, who had beaten Real Madrid and Juventus en route to the last four.Pochettino’s dream comes trueMauricio Pochettino celebrates Tottenham’s remarkable victory at Ajax © AFP / Adrian DENNISSpeaking on the eve of the second leg, Mauricio Pochettino uttered a prediction that will rank among the most prescient in Tottenham’s history.Asked if his side would go for broke right from the start as they tried to overturn that one-goal deficit, the Tottenham manager replied: “We could win it in the first minute or the last minute.”Pochettino’s gambit was spot on as Lucas’s stoppage-time strike fired Tottenham through to an all-Premier League final against Liverpool in Madrid on June 1.It was a tour de force for the emotional Pochettino, who turned the game in Tottenham’s favour by sending on Spanish striker Fernando Llorente at half-time.The Argentine wept uncontrollably at the final whistle as Tottenham celebrated becoming only the second team to reach the final after losing the first leg at home.Tottenham’s first European final since they won the 1984 UEFA Cup also offers Pochettino a chance to win his first trophy as a manager.Pochettino made the staggering admission this week that he would consider quitting if Tottenham were to lift the Champions League.Surely Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wouldn’t let him get anywhere near the exit door after this miraculous triumph.0Shares0000(Visited 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Watch Manchester United BEAT PSV Eindhoven 3-0

first_imgManchester United may have lost to PSV Eindhoven on their return to the Champions League group stages but their Under-19s were impressive as they beat the same opponents 3-0 in the Netherlands.A stunning Callum Gribbin free-kick and a second-half brace from Marcus Rashford ensured they claimed an opening win in the competition, which runs alongside the senior campaign.The Red Devils side, led by Nicky Butt, also saw their opponents go down to ten men when Maarten Peijnenburg received his second booking of the game.You can see the highlights from the clash above…last_img read more

Pre-tournament training camp announced for England Under-21s

first_img Aidy Boothroyd’s side are preparing for next month’s Euro 2017 competition 1 England Under-21s will begin their final preparations for Euro 2017 with a pre-tournament training camp. The meet next week is ahead of next month’s competition in Poland where the Young Lions open the championship against Sweden on June 16. Boss Aidy Boothroyd will use the time to assess the fitness of players while also running the rule over some new faces at St George’s Park.Uncapped Wolves goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne is expected to link up with the group which will be selected to attend training rather than being an official provisional squad. Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham scored 26 goals on loan at Bristol City this term and hopes to be included in the final squad after breaking into the Under-21 side this season.“It’s going to be tough but our aim is to win and do the best we can. I wouldn’t say we’re under pressure but we are going to do our best,” he said.“I have confidence going into it but it’s never going to be easy. Hopefully I’ve done enough this season to get into the team. If I have I’ll work as hard as I can.”England face holders Sweden while they also play hosts Poland and Slovakia in Group A. The Young Lions will be based in Kielce, in the south of Poland, with the semi-finals and final being held in Krakow.last_img read more

Darwinians Baffled that Students Refuse To Be Indoctrinated

first_imgGiven these fallacies, it’s hard to take anything that Dunk says as a slam-dunk case for more Darwinian indoctrination in schools.We’re not here to slam Dunk. We actually agree with some of his advice. Students need to understand the nature of science, including “the difference between evidence, facts, hypotheses, theories, and laws; and the understanding of science as a social and human endeavor” (his words). If more scientists did that, they would ditch Darwin, and recognize the fallibility of their own consensus views. Students also need to avoid becoming science deniers like evolutionists, who deny or ignore evidence against materialistic origin of life, abrupt appearance of complex body plans, stasis in the fossil record, living fossils, the origin of consciousness, human exceptionalism, and the scientific evidence for intelligent design. Dunk says that “supernatural causes are not the purview of scientific inquiry,” an impossibility. You can’t do science without the supernatural. It reduces to the Stuff Happens Law, or worse, complete meaninglessness. To do science, a researcher needs to believe in truth, logic, and integrity. Such things cannot evolve, nor are they reducible to particles in motion. So your choice is one supernatural worldview over another: Dunk’s, which plagiarizes Biblical morality and logic (and is self-refuting when it doesn’t plagiarize), or creationism, which includes a necessary and sufficient cause for the universe, life, and the human mind. Maybe Dunk needs to consider another possible reason that students don’t accept evolution — like, it isn’t true.Exercise: What fallacies did we miss? Check our Baloney Detector for other fallacies used in Dunk’s study.(Visited 1,025 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Evolutionists have had complete domination of public school science for decades. They can’t believe that a sizable percentage still don’t accept evolution.Ryan Dunk at Syracuse University is dumbfounded. He said on his blog last September,Despite over a half century of education reforms aimed at better science instruction, nearly 40 percent of Americans reject the overwhelming scientific evidence for evolution.In both articles, Dunk commits numerous logical fallacies and propaganda tactics as if taken right out of the NCSE talking points:Equivocating about the meaning of “evolution” by calling it change over time: “how organisms have changed over time, how and if humans have changed over time….”Associating acceptance of evolution with scientific literacy: “With a minority of American adults fully accepting evolution, the fundamental principle of biological science, this research provides guidance for educators to improve science literacy.” He also associates Darwin indoctrination (it’s indoctrination because no criticisms are allowed) with “better science education.”Non-sequitur of equating evolution acceptance with understanding the nature of science. “Understanding the nature of science is the greatest predictor of evolution acceptance in college students, a new study [by Dunk and friend] finds.”Bluffing by trying to make his biased survey look like scientific research: “Specifically, I am interested in exploring how various educational, psychological, personal, and sociodemographic factors impact an individual’s acceptance or rejection of evolution” and publishing a paper entitled “A multifactorial analysis of acceptance of evolution” in a very pro-Darwinian journal, Evolution: Education and Outreach.Bandwagon by using “a commonly used questionnaire called Measure of the Acceptance of the Theory of Evolution (MATE)” — used by whom? Evolutionists, of course, with rigged questions.Straw Man by suggesting that Darwin doubters are all ignorant of the nature of science. He says, “the most significant factor that influenced acceptance of evolution in our sample was an understanding of the nature of science.” But there are numerous conflicting philosophies of science; which one did he use?Ridicule by implying that Darwin skeptics are science deniers: “It is our hope that these studies, followed by a larger study comparing science and non-science students, will help us to develop curricular interventions that can meet students where they are and help lead them towards an understanding and acceptance rather than denial of scientific knowledge.”Fear-mongering by implying that acceptance of evolution (“the nature of science”) matters for the future of our planet: “Such wide-spread science denial can have dire consequences.” Also, the claim that denial could have “a chilling effect if college students fear their religious identities will not be respected by science faculty.”“Many religious leaders have made peace with evolution….”Appeasement by saying you can be a Darwinist and be religious, too: “Additionally, the authors don’t see religion as a roadblock to fostering evolution acceptance. ‘Many religious leaders have made peace with evolution,’ Wiles notes….”Card Stacking by telling sad stories of scientists who learned to love evolution after a creationist upbringing, but ignoring reverse stories of Darwinian scientists like Gunter Bechly who rejected evolution when exposed to the evidence and logic for ID. “For Dr. Wiles, it was even more serious. He was raised in a very anti-evolution environment in rural Arkansas, and it was not until graduate school that he learned about evolution. He struggled emotionally as family and social ties were tested as he eventually came to understand and accept evolution as the unifying explanatory framework of biology.“Either-Or Fallacy by failing to include Darwin skeptics and intelligent design advocates who are not Biblical creationists: “According to Gallup polling, the number of Americans who reject scientific explanations of human origins in favor of religious creationism hit an all-time low. Since 1982, the first year they asked this question, the number of people who accept evolution has never been higher.”Half-Truth by twisting data points gathered from interviews into predictors of evolution acceptance: “In this study, Dunk and colleagues used statistical models to pinpoint how an individual’s understanding of science, knowledge of evolution, personality traits, religiosity and demographic traits predict student acceptance of evolution.”Big Lie by caricaturing the empirical data as “overwhelming scientific evidence for evolution” and calling evolution “the unifying explanatory framework of biology.” Contrariwise, medical science and biomimetics have no use for Darwinism, and neither does much of molecular biology when it comes to describing molecular machines, which former NAS president Bruce Alberts called “the biology of the future” (1/09/02). The late NAS scientist Phillip Skell studied the use of evolution in scientific papers and found that most of the time evolution was added as “an interesting narrative gloss” after the scientific work was done (The Scientist). Consistent reporting on CEH finds evolution language inversely proportional to the amount of detail studied in biological research.last_img read more

Madiba’s final public appearance

first_img13 December 2013 Thousands of mourners, many dressed in South African colours, lined the streets between 1 Military Hospital and the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday morning to witness Nelson Mandela’s cortege passing by for the last time. Members of the public were encouraged to gather on the streets to give the struggle icon a fitting send-off. Madiba’s body, transported in a black hearse escorted by South African National Defence Force members, left 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane shortly after 7am, arriving at the Union Buildings roughly an hour later. The procession was met with some people crying, others saluting, flags waving, cheers and ululations. Madiba’s body will lie in state at the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre at the Union Buildings for the last time on Friday. Members of the public will have from 8am to 5.30pm to make their way to the venue, where they will file past the casket and pay their last respects to the “Father of the Nation”. Mourners can queue at park-and-ride facilities at Fountains Valley, LC de Villiers Sports Facility and the Tshwane Events Centre for a free bus ride to the Union Buildings. The public is advised to get to the facilities early. Madiba’s body with be flown to the Eastern Cape on Saturday, ahead of his state funeral in his birthplace, Qunu, on Sunday. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more