Heated competition anticipated as race-walkers compete in Anand E.T. Dharry 10k Memorial Race-Walk

first_imgTHE cream of Guyana’s race-walkers as well as a few newcomers to the sport will tomorrow strut around the National Park to contest the Anand E.T. Dharry 10K Memorial Race Walk, beginning at 06:30hrs.The participants will compete for trophies, medals and other incentives which have been donated by E&A Consultants Inc. and other groups.The top three finishers in each category, which includes male and female seniors, juniors, veterans and differently-abled participants, will receive prizes.The late Mr Dharry was an outstanding professional engineer, whose contribution to the drainage and irrigation and sea defence sectors of the country’s agricultural sector was highly appreciated, as well as his commitment to the development of the sport of race-walking.last_img

USC locks down amid Ferguson protests

first_img Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan For more photos and videos, visit our gallery here.The USC campus was briefly put on lockdown Monday night following a large contingent of protesters marching near the university on Figueroa Street. The demonstrators were protesting following a Missouri grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.The campus lockdown occurred from roughly 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. All university gates were closed, and students were not allowed to enter or exit campus.The protest began in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles after the grand jury decision was announced at approximately 6:30 p.m.  Dept. of Public Safety Captain Ed Palmer and Chief John Thomas were in attendance monitoring the situation prior to the grand jury announcement.“Captain Palmer and I, we both were at Leimert Park. The crowd was peaceful protesting, and they decided to walk,” Thomas said. “It just got bigger, a lot bigger.”As the protest grew, it marched in the direction of USC. The demonstrations eventually reached the southeast border of campus at the intersection of Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street shortly before 10 p.m.DPS had prior preparations to conduct a modified closure of campus if demonstrators approached the university, according to Deputy Chief David Carlisle. Thomas also mentioned that extra officers were dispatched around campus in order to prevent potential vandalism and trespassing of campus grounds.Some students who were stuck on campus expressed discontent with the lockdown.“I thought it was pretty frustrating because it was a peaceful protest and they were locking us down on campus as a form of protection,” said Jennifer Binley, a senior majoring in international relations who was in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center when the lockdown began. “I thought it was kind of ridiculous because it’s going to be an important part of our history and the fact they weren’t letting us see it or even let us participate was frustrating.”But not all students were kept from the march. Passing protesters were heard chanting “out of the dorms and into the streets” as they passed nearby off-campus apartments, and some USC students joined the demonstration. One student participant, Jon Sine, said he was there to demonstrate unity with the marchers.“I’m tired of police brutality, and I want to show solidarity,” Sine said, who is a junior majoring in political economy. “This isn’t a one race issue, this is an issue for all within the United States.”As of press time at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 24, the protesters had moved to the Interstate 110 freeway.Jordyn Holman and Joseph Chen contributed to this report.last_img read more

A guide to college football’s conference championship weekend & reasons to watch all 10 games

first_imgAAC championship gameCincinnati (10-2) vs. Memphis (11-1)  When: 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7  Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn.TV broadcast: ABCReasons to watch: It’s a rematch of the Black Friday matchup the Tigers won 34-24. Memphis broke that game open in the fourth quarter, and this is a chance for coach Mike Norvell to push this team into the New Year’s Day Six. Luke Fickell and the Bearcats will have to adjust. The difference in the first matchup was turnovers. Cincinnati committed three while Memphis had just one.  Conference-USA championship gameUAB (9-3) vs. FAU (9-3) When: 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla. TV broadcast: CBS Sports NetworkReasons to watch: The Owls and Blazers have split the last two C-USA championship games, and it’s an excellent coaching matchup between Lane Kiffn and Bill Clark, Sporting News’ 2018 Coach of the Year. Florida Atlantic averages 34.1 ppg., which is more than the Blazers are 25.0. This could be an audition for both coaches for bigger jobs, too. Mountain West championship gameBoise State (11-1) vs. Hawaii (8-4) When: 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho  TV broadcast: ESPNReasons to watch: Boise State still has a chance to reach a New Year’s Day Six bowl, but the Broncos will need help from Cincinnati in the AAC. Boise State is led by one of the best defensive players in the FBS in linebacker Curtis Weaver. Hawaii is making its first appearance in the MWC championship game and will try to avenge a 59-37 loss to the Broncos in the regular season. Cole McDonald had 251 passing yards and three TDs in the first meeting. Here’s Sporting News’ guide to conference championship weekend, including start times, TV channels and a reason to watch every game.MORE: SN’s updated college football top 25SEC championship gameLSU (12-0) vs. Georgia (10-1)  When: 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7  Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta  TV broadcast: CBSReasons to watch: This is a huge piece of the CFP puzzle that will generate interest from all corners of the college football world. It’s Joe Burrow’s chance to wrap up the Heisman Trophy and propel LSU to its first conference championship since 2011. The Tigers won that game against Georgia 42-10 The Tigers could still get in with a loss to the Bulldogs, who will try to win their second conference championship in three seasons.  ACC championship gameClemson (12-0) vs. Virginia (9-3)  When: 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.  TV broadcast: ABCReasons to watch: The Tigers are trying to win a fifth straight ACC championship and clinch a fifth straight College Football Playoff berth. Clemson has won 27 consecutive games, and Trevor Lawrence has yet to lose as the starting quarterback. They’ll face a confident Virginia, which lived up to the preseason billing to win the ACC Coastal and snapped a 15-game losing streak to Virginia Tech on Black Friday. Bryce Perkins is a dynamic dual-threat quarterback, too. Clemson has won the last title games by an average of 20.5 points per game. Will the Cavaliers offer a rare challenge?  Big Ten championship gameOhio State (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (10-2) When: 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7  Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, IndianapolisTV broadcast: FoxReasons to watch: The Buckeyes and Badgers will meet for the third time in the conference championship game in the College Football Playoff era. Ohio State won the regular-season meeting 38-7, and the Badgers will have to be multi-dimensional to have a chance to pull off the upset. The Buckeyes might be able to afford to lose this game and still get in, but that is not something to leave to chance knowing what happened the last two seasons. This is the last Heisman Trophy statement for Justin Fields, J.K. Dobbins and Chase Young. Chances are one lands in New York.Pac 12 championship gameOregon (10-2) vs. Utah (11-1) When: 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 6Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.TV broadcast: ABCReasons to watch: The Pac-12 championship has intrigue, and it’s mainly on the Utah side. The Utes are trying to make their case to the CFP committee, and a convincing victory against a two-loss Oregon team could do the trick. Utah lost this game 17-3 to Washington last season, and the Pac-12 South champion is 1-7 in this matchup. Oregon will look to clinch a berth in the Rose Bowl with its first conference title since 2014. The quarterback matchup between Justin Herbert and Tyler Huntley should go as advertised.  Big 12 championship gameBaylor (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (11-1) When: Noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TexasTV broadcast: ABCReasons to watch: It’s a rematch of the 34-31 thriller on Nov. 9, and both teams still have a chance to get in the CFP. Oklahoma has the advantage with the first victory, and a convincing victory by the Jalen Hurts-led Sooners would resonate more with the committee. The Sooners still have a chance to make the CFP for the fourth time in six seasons. Baylor would need more help, but winning a conference championship under third-year coach Matt Rhule would be a remarkable achievement for the program.  Sun Belt championship gameAppalachian State (11-1) vs. Louisiana (10-2) When: Noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C. TV broadcast: ESPNReasons to watch: The Mountaineers beat Louisiana 17-7 on Oct. 9, and it’s a rematch of last year’s conference championship they won 30-19. Louisiana quarterback Levi Lewis and Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas combined for 41 TD passes and just 10 interceptions this season. It should be an entertaining start to championship Saturday.  MAC championship gameCentral Michigan (8-4) vs. Miami (7-5) When: Noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: Ford Field, Detroit TV broadcast: ESPN2Reasons to watch: Jim McElwain has the Chippewas back in the MAC championship game in his first season, and Central Michigan did that by averaging 47.3 points per game in its last three games. It’s a remarkable turnaround for the former Florida coach. Miami is back in the MAC championship game for the first time since 2010 under sixth-year coach Chuck Martin.   College football’s conference championship weekend has arrived, and it’s the final chance for schools to make their College Football Playoff or New Year’s Day Six case.  Each of the 10 conference championship games bring various levels of intrigue, and the two-day event will put the cap on the college football regular season.  last_img read more