Western Bureau:Montego Bay United’s (MBU) speed merchant Alan Ottey returned to form, after scoring the opener in his team’s 2-1 win over western rivals FC Reno on Wednesday night, a victory that lifted the club back to the summit of the Red Stripe Premier League.Ottey, who has been out of action since late last year because of injuries, was back in his familiar marauding role up front for MBU, and looked at his dazzling best all night against a Reno defence line that had trouble keeping the speedy forward in check.MBU’s win, their 13th in 25 matches, also snapped Reno’s modest win streak at two, inside the Montego Bay Sports Complex.With 48 points, MBU overtook defending champions Arnett Gardens (46), for leadership of a rather tight Premier League contest so far this season, while Reno remain stuck in eighth place on 30 points, the same as seventh place team Boys’ Town.Ottey, meanwhile, wasted little time to score against an old foe on Wednesday, when he fired home in the eighth minute against a scrambling Reno defence.own goalMercurial midfielder Jermaine Woozencroft scored MBU’s second on the stroke of half-time to make the score 2-0 at the break, but an own goal from John Barrett in injury time gifted Reno a consolation.Reno had little going for them up front, and looked a shadow of the team that had put together a two-match win streak.Rushane Sharpe was clearly not at his best, neither was Afiba Chambers, and that played into MBU’s hands.It was a welcome return to form for Ottey, and the tricky forward’s fifth goal of the season should help improve his confidence.Ottey, who has seen his form for the club dip primarily because of niggling leg injuries recently, has only played a few games this season, but is always a dangerous player when fully fit, as his blistering pace on and off the ball is a constant problem for defenders.
Michy Batshuayi scored twice to give Chelsea a healthy half-time lead over their League One opponents in the EFL Cup.After Pedro went close and Ruben Loftus-Cheek struck the inside of the post, Bristol Rovers’ resistance was finally broken with two goals in three minutes around the half-hour mark.First, Nemanja Matic pulled a cross back which deflected into Batshuayi’s path and the Belgian fired in from eight yards.Then Victor Moses, on his first Chelsea start in three years, turned home after Cesar Azpilicueta had stretched to keep Pedro’s cross alive.Rovers did pull one back when Peter Hartley met Chris Lines’ free-kick and they came close to an equaliser as Ellis Harrison nodded wide.But Batshuayi’s second, after good work by Loftus-Cheek, put breathing space between the two sides.See also:Two for Batshuayi as Chelsea get past RoversFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more
The Spanish Open was the ninth win of Aiken’s career. He built his advantage up to as many as four shots on the inward nine before finishing with a two-shot win on 10-under-par 278 after a two-under 70 over the final 18 holes. ‘I’m ecstatic’Reflecting on his first European Tour title, Aiken told Sapa: “I don’t think it’s quite hit home yet, I’ve been waiting for this for a long, long time and I’ve been knocking on the door. I’m ecstatic.” A holiday does one good, they say. South African golfer Thomas Aiken would certainly agree. Following a seven-week break, he returned to action in the Spanish Open last week and promptly secured his first European Tour title. During his seven-week break, Aiken went four weeks without lifting a club. One wouldn’t have guessed that when he opened his challenge with a four-under-par 68, which left him two shots behind first round leader Scott Jamieson. Aiken’s win on Sunday was the fifth by a South African on the European Tour this season, following Ernie Els’s win in the South African Open Championship, Louis Oosthuizen claiming the Africa Open, and Charl Schwartzel triumphing in the Joburg Open and the Masters. A second successive 68 left Aiken with a one-shot lead at the halfway mark on eight-under 136, one shot clear of Pablo Larrazabal and two clear of Jamieson and Alvaro Velasco. “He was everything to the game of golf and I am happy to have won for him. Any of us would have won for him,” said Aiken. Aiken’s victory secured him a place in the lucrative and prestigious 2011 WGC – HSBC Champions tournament in November at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai. More importantly, it gained him exemption on the European Tour for two years. It took him 104 European Tour events to claim a title, a long wait, but not when compared to Tim Clark waiting 206 events before winning on the PGA Tour. Dale Hayes previously won the Spanish Open in 1971 and 1979, and Charl Schwartzel lifted the title in 2007. Aiken’s victory was the 99th by a South African on the European Tour. 9 May 2011 Tribute to SeveAfter claiming his maiden win, Aiken paid tribute to Seve Ballesteros, the tournament winner in 1981, 1985 and 1995, by dedicating his victory to the charistmatic Spaniard, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 54. Then, of course, there was the winner’s cheque of €333 330 (approximately R3.2-million), the biggest prize of Aiken’s career so far. Two-shot leadThe third round proved to be very testing for the field and a level-par 72 was enough to see Aiken increase his lead to two shots heading into the final round. Seven of his wins have come on South Africa’s Sunshine Tour, including three in 2004. His first professional victory came on the PGA EuroPro Tour in 2003 in the Stoke by Nayland Classic. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material read more
AEL Mining Services has partnered with higher education institutions like the University of Pretoria, University of Johannesburg and University of the Witwatersrand to host student days to give third and fourth year engineering students a more practical insight into the mining industry.AEL, part of the JSE-listed AECI group, is a developer, producer and supplier of commercial explosives, initiating systems and blasting services for mining, quarrying and construction markets in South Africa, Africa and worldwide.On 24 October, the company hosted a group of 60 students from the University of Pretoria at its Skills Development centre in Modderfontein, outside Johannesburg. The company usually hosts four student days in the year, with up to 100 students attending during the days.“With a sufficient portfolio of qualified engineers working at AEL, a student day with an itinerary designed to introduce students to this sector will serve as an annual training and development programme offered to university engineering students,” says AEL group consulting mining engineer Simon Tose.Tose adds that students are exposed to sponsorship, training and accredited courses that future graduates can apply for in order to enhance their skills and gain valuable working experience.The students were given more information on areas such as explosives, rock blasting and other mining engineering related issuesThe students were dived into groups and taken to various ‘stations’, where they were given more information on areas such as explosives, rock blasting and other mining engineering related issues. They were also taken to the company’s museum to learn more about its history, as well as to an actual blasting demonstration in the afternoon.“We want to really encourage students who are currently doing engineering to remain as engineers and not change careers. We also want advertise ourselves as a company to them, to show them what we do and attract them,” says Thabo Nkoane, AEL’s head of human capital.PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATIONBringing students to such an event provided them with the opportunity to get a practical demonstration on what is being taught in the classroom, explains Wolter de Graaf, senior lecturer at University of Pretoria’s Department of Mining Engineering.He says this is especially vital since demonstrations with products like explosives are impossible in a classroom environment. “It’s often through photographs, sketches and videos that they [are taught], and they often find it difficult to relate the theory side to the practical side. Now we can give them the practical exposure – this to us is very valuable in that the students can match the theoretical and practical sides.”He adds that the event gave students a better understanding of how the industry works, and the importance of explosives engineering in the mining industry. With a lot of students having no work experience – some spend a few weeks working on a mine site – they now get to see what an explosives company does.“They also get to see the work that goes into making the products much safer, and also the R&D (research and development) that goes into developing products – it’s not just that somebody thought of a fancy gadget – there’s enormous amounts of work that goes into a product or service that is given to the mining industry, and to make it a safer industry for us all.”Bringing students to such an event provided them with the opportunity to get a practical demonstration on what is being taught in the classroom (Images: Anish Abraham)De Graaf says there is very positive feedback from the students, as such events give them a clearer idea of concepts that are discussed in the classroom. He adds that even graduates who have since moved on to working with various mining companies have fond memories of their student day visit to AEL.BURSARY PROGRAMMETose says that apart from providing a platform of practical demonstrations parallel to their studies, the student day also enables future graduates a better chance applying for engineering graduate programmes in the sector.He adds that a high volume of applicants is expected this because of the appeal of the bursary programmes and encourages more companies in the industry to get involved in these initiatives. “The programme entails the students studying towards their Diploma and B.Tech at the University of Johannesburg. Once they have passed they will be offered an incentive of working at AEL for two consecutive years.“The annual student day, will be a day to experience the revolutionary innovations in blasting technology through various activities such as guided tours, product shows and lectures. The aim of this tour is for the students to comprehend the history of explosives, moving away from dynamite and how the past 30 years has had rapid advancement in design technology.” read more
WATCH: Tennis fan yelling advice gets invite to play, puts on Kim Clijster’s skirt National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “Jeron has nothing to prove when it comes to his scoring, but the good thing is he’s showing that he’s a multi-dimensional player,” said Flying V coach Eric Altamirano.Teng earned an entry into the PBA D-League’s elite triple-double club, joining the ranks of BDO-NU’s Ray Parks, Phoenix’s Mike Tolomia (twice), and Racal Motors’ Kent Salado as the only other players to achieve such feat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsEric Salamat captained his team’s three-point barrage en route to a game-high 33 points on a scorching 7-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc, on top of five steals. Flying V made 20 out of its 42 3-point attempts.Jerick Cañada tallied 15 points, five boards, and five assists, while Gab Banal registered a double-double of 14 markers and 12 rebounds. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Altamirano was pleased the Thunder were able to pull the win off despite starting the game flat and falling behind, 18-2, to start the game.“We’re happy that we’re the first one to make it to the semis. In the first half, we were a bit shaky, we were so relaxed and were complacent, but the good thing is we got our game back in the third quarter,” said the veteran mentor, whose team poured in 41 points in the game-swinging third frame.Daniel Salonga paced also-ran AMA (1-7) with 20 points on a 5-of-16 shooting from the field, to go with five rebounds and four assists, while Mario Bonleon also fired blanks from the field with his 6-of-20 clip to wound up with 16 markers, four boards, and three dimes in the losing effort.The scores:FLYING V 114 – Salamat 33, Teng 21, Cañada 15, Banal 14, Torres 9, Thiele 7, Dionisio 6, Tampus 4, Austria 3, Colina 2, Gamboa 0, Mendoza 0, Paredes 0, Webb 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESJeron Teng bucked his early struggles to post a triple-double to anchor Flying V to a 114-91 rout of AMA Online Education and clinch the top seed in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Facing his former team, the 23-year-old swingman became only the fourth player in league history to reach the rare feat, posting 21 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds to keep the Thunder unblemished at 8-0.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes AMA 91 – Salonga 20, Bonleon 16, Paras 14, Calma 13, Celso 9, Flores 7, Jordan 4, Carpio 3, Macaranas 3, Tobias 2, Alas 0, Asuncion 0.Quarters: 18-27, 43-45, 84-65, 114-91.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant read more