ATHLETICS: Digicel Grand Prix Championships KINGSTON: Student-athletes broke 83 records, earning $1,660,000 in scholarships over the course of the six-meet 2016 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship, which ended with the Grand Prix Finals at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport last Saturday. Any athlete who broke a meet record, Grand Prix record, or national junior record, earned $20,000 in scholarships to offset school expenses, which will be paid directly to the school he or she will attend in September 2016. Kingston College’s Class Two athlete, Zico Campbell, was a big winner, earning $100,000 in scholarships, after breaking five records over the course of the six meets. Excelsior High’s Shanice Love, the girls Under-20 discus Grand Prix champion, earned $60,000 for breaking three records, including a new Grand Prix final record in the Class One discus, in which she threw 50.39 metres to win. Athletes who won $40,000 each for breaking two records were St. Elizabeth Technical High School’s (STETHS) Junelle Bromfield, Jamaica College’s Clayton Brown, Calabar High’s Kevroy Venson, Edwin Allen’s Shannon Kalawan, Fiona Richards (Edwin Allen), St. Jago’s Keenan Lawrence, STETHS’ Sahjay Stevens, Shevan Parks of Bellefield, Sanjae Lawrence of Petersfield, and Sanique Walker of Vere Technical, and Ashley Williams of St. Jago. The Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship began on February 6 with the Youngster Goldsmith National Classic and the Western Championships. The other meets in the series were the Central Athletics Championships, Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet, Camperdown Classic, and the G.C. Foster Classics. Edwin Allen and St. Jago High Schools emerged champion girl and boy school, respectively. Edwin Allen earned 237.6 points to be the leading girls’ school, finishing ahead of Holmwood Technical with 153, Excelsior High137.3, St. Jago 114, and St. Elizabeth Technical 111, rounding out the top five. St. Jago boys earned 252 points to finish ahead of Calabar 184, St. Elizabeth Technical High 136, Kingston College 131, and Munro College 88, rounding out the top five.
3 April 2007Investing in South African equities is “a paying proposition by a huge margin,” says a local unit trust marketer, but South Africans seem to be missing the boat.Stanlib, the country’s largest unit trust marketer, says not enough South Africans think domestic investments pay off, leading to locals missing out on lucrative investment opportunities, and never more so than in the past three years.Foreigners, says Paul Hansen, Stanlib’s director of retail investing, have been quick to seize these opportunities at the expense of less confident locals.Stanlib’s figures indicate that in the first eight weeks of 2007 alone, foreigners accumulated a net R20-billion in South African shares, while in the three years to the end of 2006, foreign buyers acquired R155-billion in JSE stock.Over this period – a strong equity bull run, despite the 18% market dip in June 2006 – foreigners saw continued value in the JSE and used short-term corrections as buying opportunities.Total returns on the JSE’s All-Share Index, including dividends, are up 281% since April 2003.“It has to be a concern that in the last three years and two months our own people have tossed away R175-billion in JSE shares, willingly selling them to foreigners in the middle of one of our great bull markets and during one of our best periods of economic growth,” Hansen told BuaNews recently.“In effect, local equity investors have been selling South Africa short at a time when there is no justification for it.”According to Hansen, recent history shows that a strategy of “buy and hold” by South African investors would have made much more sense.Too close to see the big picture?Hansen believes South Africans fail to spot positives because they are too close to day-by-day negatives.“Take a situation like regular power failures,” he said. “For a South African, this is proof of shortcomings by the authorities and poor planning. For a foreigner, the power failures confirm that the economy is growing faster than even the most optimistic national planners expected.“The fact that the country’s power grid can’t keep up with huge increases in demand is a sign of success; that our economy is going like a train and that confident consumers are pumping new-found wealth into household appliances and new homes.“Foreigners see indicators like this and draw positive conclusions,” Hansen said. “We see the same indicators but fail to spot the silver lining.”According to the Department of Trade and Industry, there are many lucrative possibilities arising from South Africa’s wealth of natural resources and almost unlimited export and import opportunities.In terms of mineral resources alone, the country has 80% of the world’s reserves of manganese ore, 88% of platinum group mineral reserves, 45% of global gold reserves and 73% of the world’s chromium reserves.At the same time, foreign buying tends to be spread across various sectors – nor is it linked solely to the government’s infrastructure spending and 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa initiatives. South Africa’s retail and banking sectors have also benefited from offshore interest.“Black entrants to the South African middle class grew by 421 000 or 30% in 2005,” Hansen notes.“This is part of the big, positive story that is currently unfolding in this country and one of the reasons why foreigners have bought billions in equity in South Africa Incorporated.“A broader perspective pays off. Perhaps it’s time we South Africans took a step back and looked at the big picture.”Source: BuaNews
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Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next “Our offense just flowed and we stayed aggressive on defense.”The Batang Pier defense kept the Elite in check for the majority of the game as they jumped to a 31-point lead numerous times in the fourth quarter en route to their second straight win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFor Anthony, the victory further justified coach Pido Jarencio’s pleas early in the conference to GlobalPort to double down on defense, something which the team has done in the past two outings which both ended up in victories.“When we hold teams below 100 points, those are the two games we win,” said the 31-year-old. “Offense is going to flow because we got guys who can shoot. Some games they won’t drop, but other games it will. But as long as the ball moves, we take the right shots, and play together, we’ll get the win.” Anthony feels that his team is slowly getting its groove after a 0-2 start.“I feel like we started off poorly with NLEX. We kind of grew and had a good game against Ginebra but fell through the end. Then we’ve been building on our two wins, and a lot of it is because of our chemistry. We have a lot of new guys and a new coach, so our chemistry’s building and it’s getting better every day,” he said.However, the tougher challenges are still ahead for the Batang Pier, and it starts next Wednesday against San Miguel.Anthony thinks GlobalPort’s performance against the reigning three-time Philippine Cup champs will dictate how the team will fare this conference.“They’re going to be the team to beat and definitely a barometer. We’ve got some time to get better, so we’ve got to keep working on our weaknesses and continue to get better every day,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHe may have shot the lights out on Friday night, but Sean Anthony said that the credit for GlobalPort’s 101-76 rout of Blackwater should go to his team’s defense.“We held them under 80 points and that was the key,” said Anthony, who ignited the blowout with his 6-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc to finish with 22 points, 21 coming in the first half, alongside seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals in the 25-point victory.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SMB stays unscathed, escapes NLEX John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Ajinkya Rahane has been the most prolific scorer in the ODI series.Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final ODI in Headingley on Friday.In a remarkable turnaround following their humiliation in the preceding Test series, India have called the shots in the ODI series, in which England have struggled to match the visitors be it in batting, bowling or fielding.Both Ravi Shastri and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will look to end this series on a winning note. And they should be successful in their bid because England haven’t really put up a worthy challenge in any of the matches.To make matters worse, their captain Cook doesn’t want to accept that selection or strategy is at fault in this defeat. This claim is despite the fact that they have been very reluctant to play both Moeen Ali and James Tredwell together in the same eleven. Opener Alex Hales has been found out already against the in-swinging delivery. The middle-order is in shambles despite ian bell moving down to number three and he is unavailable for the last game due to the toe injury that forced him to miss the last game as well.In effect, this has meant easygoing for the Indian bowlers. Time and again, Dhoni has stressed that his bowlers – especially the medium-pacers need to get better in the death overs when the opposition has wickets in hand.advertisementIf there is one big positive to come out of this series for the line-up, then it is in the new opening pairing of Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan. Dhoni had hinted that going ahead it could mean that Rohit Sharma – when he returns – will possibly bat at number four.If that is true, then India in their ongoing preparations for the World Cup need to strengthen their middle-order once again. Rahane moving up means they have one less option. Ambati Rayudu has done well in the limited opportunities afforded, but the think-tank will do well to give Sanju Samson a run-in as well.This dead-rubber also gives India a chance to rest Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami and present Umesh Yadav and Karn Sharma a much-wanted go at the opposition.However, in the past, the India team management has been very reluctant in handing out rest to over-worked bodies. It remains to be seen if the newly-appointed director of cricket will have a say and bring about a change this time around, particularly keeping the 2015 World Cup in mind.