Colby Carthel Introduced as Stephen F. Austin Head Football Coach

first_imgThe 2017 season was one for the record books as A&M-Commerce went 14-1 and ran the table in the NCAA Division II Playoffs, downing No. 12 Winona State, No. 7 Central Washington and top-ranked MSU-Mankato en route to a 37-27 triumph over West Florida in the title game.Lions’ quarterback Luis Perez became the first Lion to win the Harlon Hill Trophy, given to the top player in Division II football. He completed 421-of-596 passes for 4,999 yards, 46 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions and set Division II playoff records in all passing categories. Perez, offensive lineman Jared Machorro, and cornerback Yusef Sterling-Lowe earned seven All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association, Division II Conference Commissioners Association and Associated Press. The Lions became the first team to ever have three AFCA Division II All-Americans in the same season.Under Carthel’s tutelage, A&M-Commerce garnered four national player of the year, two regional player of the year and nine conference player of the year awards. During his tenure, the Lions earned 19 First Team All-America selections, 53 overall All-America honors, 20 all-region honors and 141 All-Lone Star Conference picks.He spent seven seasons as the defensive coordinator at West Texas A&M, helping the Buffs capture four LSC titles. Working alongside his father Don, the head coach, the Carthels guided WTAMU to postseason appearances each year, including a trip to the national semifinal in 2012.A proven winner. A national champion ??.#AxeEm #ToTheTop pic.twitter.com/z4pKPMWjSi— Lumberjack Football (@SFA_Football) December 3, 2018 Carthel got his start in coaching as the defensive line coach from 2000-06 at Southland member Abilene Christian, then a member of the Lone Star Conference. Carthel and ACU coach Adam Dorrel, who joined the Southland from the Division II ranks prior to the 2017 season, can lay claim to four of the last five Division II national championships.A three-time Academic All-Lone Star Conference selection, Carthel played linebacker at Angelo State and led them to a Lone Star Conference title in 1999, recording 59 tackles, four sacks and one fumble recovery. He graduated in 2000 with his bachelor’s degree in biology. NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin introduced Colby Carthel as the football program’s 20th head coach in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. A Floydada, Texas, native, Carthel joins the Lumberjacks after six seasons as the head coach at Texas A&M-Commerce, where he led the Lions to the 2017 Division II Football National Championship and resurrected the program with an overall record of 59-18. He was named the 2018 Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year.Taking over a team that had recorded back-to-back 1-9 seasons, he guided A&M-Commerce to a 7-5 campaign in 2013, including two wins over ranked opponents and an appearance in the Live United Texarkana Bowl. The Lions continued to improve in 2014, finishing 9-3 and 6-1 in the Lone Star Conference, capturing the first of three-straight league titles from 2014-16.“This place is primed and this place is ready to be great in football, OK? It’s primed and it’s ready and we’re ready to put our foot on the pedal and mash it to the floor.”It’s official now, ‘Jacks: @CoachCarthel is your new head ?? coach.Let’s go #ToTheTop together. #AxeEm pic.twitter.com/yQQYDbm1cW— Lumberjack Football (@SFA_Football) December 4, 2018last_img read more

Gatland questions All Blacks’ bench

first_imgPhoto by Getty Images: British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland Both coaches sprung surprises in naming their starting XVs for the eagerly anticipated clash at Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday.The inclusion of fit-again Kieran Read ahead of Ardie Savea was to be expected, but Steve Hansen has also opted for Ryan Crotty and Rieko Ioane at outside centre and left wing respectively, taking the places of Anton Lienert-Brown and try-machine Julian Savea.”I’m not sure, looking at their bench, that it is as strong as it has been in the past,” Gatland said of the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup winners.”We were surprised by Crotty being selected at 13 and Savea, who has been a constant for them, being replaced. I know how good Ioane is, but this is a big game for everyone.””It’s finally here” – @ryan_crotty talks about the excitement in the #AllBlacks camp heading into the first Test against the Lions. pic.twitter.com/FzPFEhV7C7— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) June 22, 2017New Zealand thrashed Samoa 78-0 last weekend in what was their first match since beating France in Paris in November.And the tourists’ coach claimed his countrymen may be feeling rusty when they go up against a visiting side hardened by six tough tour fixtures.”They went and arranged the Samoa game because they feel potentially they’re going to be a little bit undone,” Gatland said. “How that helps their preparation I’m not too sure as they’ve been together for the last couple of weeks.”We’ve taken on an incredibly tough schedule, like nothing the Lions have ever faced. 24 HOURS TO GOThis time tomorrow these men will be pulling on the #LionsNZ2017 jersey at Eden Park… #AllForOne #NZLvBIL pic.twitter.com/VGA052LlIN— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) 23 June 2017″Sometimes in the past, midweek teams have been a bit of a frolic but we’ve been tested all the way. In terms of the opposition, the preparation and the intensity of matches, it has been really beneficial.”We think we are in a good place at the moment. We really think we have been improving week to week, we have stayed tight as a group and we haven’t let anything externally have an impact on us. We haven’t had any players moaning about anything – they’ve just got on with their jobs.”The Lions will be aiming to become the first team to beat the All Blacks at Eden Park since 1994.last_img read more

In Nesyri and Braithwaite threaten Jordi Masip

first_imgCuéllar, in ValladolidHas not been spoken this week in Valladolid from Pichu Cuellar, so there will be no controversy despite the fact that the goal decided to use a gap in June in the contract that he had formalized with him Real Valladolid for renew with the pickles. The goal had signed with the pucelanos in January dissatisfied with the offer of Madrid, but then, with its good season, received a better offer and got engaged to the Leganés. There is no news that the club has denounced this duplicity of contract, so it is understood that Cuellar was right to break his contract with the pucelanos. Curiously, in the Leganés they also play now at least two players that were pretended by the Real Valladolid. The canterano Jose Arnaiz, who refused to return to Zorrilla for a better contract in Leganés, and the African Omeruo, who traveled to Spain to sign for Valladolid and stayed in Butarque … I know reopen the competition in LaLiga in the Jose Zorrilla with an important duel for the two contestants despite being the closing of the first round (follow the match live on As.com). Time is left, but the points that go away no longer return. The pucelanos they need the victory who have not known since November 3, just two months, although they are more relieved at the table with their 20 points The pickles travel full of optimism after their Good luck to end 2019, but with 13 points what complicates their lives. Of course, the pickers add up three matches League without losing (four if the Cup is added) at the best time of the season. In fact beat Pucela, and with the stumbling blocks of Celta or Mallorca, the Blue and Whites could stay off the descent for the first time in the course. Aguirre is the origin of such a high. For the game it is doubt Rubén Pérez, with discomfort If I couldn’t play, Christian Rivera I would replace him. With In Nesyri Y Braithwaite on a roll (also Kevin Rodrigues, participant in two assists and one goal of the last five goals), the blue and Whites will arrive accompanied by 600 fans looking to continue his good run of 2019 and give continuity in this 2020. By cons, in Fox It will burst and the “No tickets” sign will be hung. And it is that from the squad to the fans Blanquivioleta is understood as key this match to leave off hook to ten points yet direct rival in the fight to avoid the relegation positions and, incidentally, add again three by three. Sergio Gonzalez will come back to place Moyano as a left-handed side, since Nacho is injured and does not trust for that position in Beard, who stayed off the list. The doubt comes in the training you will use The technician from Pucelano: if he insists on 4-4-2 Guardiola will return to the tip, but if it changes to 4-5-1, the one who would enter the initial eleven would be Flat, always to the detriment of Enes Unal. Jordi Masip, discussed after the tie of Valencia, will remain headline, While Lunin will wait in the dock, as it happened almost last season, precisely, in Leganés. Zorrilla’s three points are worth more today.last_img read more

Federer saves seven match points against 100 in the world and enters “hopefully” in the semifinals

first_img“I’ve been very fortunate, as a result of these kinds of conditions are very tough to manage. However I’m very joyful to maneuver on,” stated the Swiss, who continues to be alive in protection of his 20 Grand Slam titles against the harassment of Rafa Nadal, which is just one to match the file of Federer.Roger lived a tense and dramatic forex in the third quarter, when he needed to ask for medical help for some discomfort in his proper leg when he misplaced 3-0 in that quarter. He couldn’t elevate it, however his willpower allowed him to proceed combating and save these match balls that Sandgren couldn’t convert for little or no. The American, who had already reached the quarterfinals of the event in 2018, left for the crestfallen locker rooms, whereas Roger talked on the flooring with Jim Courier, visibly excited.Outcomes of the males’s workforce of the Australian Open. Roger Federer, who was about to fall in the third spherical against John Millman, handed Cain’s once more to world quantity 100, Tennys Sandgren, to enter the semifinals of the Australian Open “with good luck”, as he himself He acknowledged after the recreation. And is that the Swiss raised seven match points against the American, three in the tenth recreation of the fourth set and 4 in the subsequent tiebreaker. In the final spherical, he defeated a rival forged and demoralized by the nice alternatives he had wasted. Be that as it could, Federer received by 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (8) and 6-3, in three hours and 31 minutes, and will face Djokovic or Raonic in the penultimate spherical of the event .last_img read more

Martí: “We must be patient”

first_imgHow is Jonathan Soriano?It is with discomfort. We do not want to force.How do you explain the dynamics of Depor?Football. This is summarized. They are practically the same players and now they do not fit goal. Our third victory is important, but we must focus on this match. Sunday to Sunday That is our goal.What atmosphere do you expect in Riazor?It is a spectacular hobby, they have always shown it. I made many friends and they gave me a lot of love. The fans support and give a plus to the Depor. I imagine they will fill the stadiumWhat surprises you most, the streak of 14 games without winning or the 7 wins in a row?I was surprised by the winning streak, because it was a team designed for something else. But you have to understand football and equality in this category. This is understood.You debuted in Primera by Fernando Vázquez …I have a spectacular memory. I didn’t play much, there were chip problems. The important thing is that I learned a lot from him. What will be the keys to the match?Success and handle trusts. We cannot fall into an excess of confidence, we both arrive well and know what our weapons are to play. They will not leave us spaces, with a line of 5 and 4 ahead. We must be patient. That’s where the match isWill the party’s key be in patience?You have to read the games. You have to know what the game is asking for and the team has done well in the last two victories. We have a rival that takes full advantage of his opportunities and does not fit in the end. They are very dangerous.last_img read more

Spaniards around the world: Mariete, Canillas, David Caneda …

first_imgA title and three points in MalaysiaGood news almost always comes from Asia. This weekend, without going any further, five Spaniards conquered the Malaysian Super Cup with Johor FC, who defeated Kedah in a match that also counted as the first day of the Super League. Alicante midfielder Natxo Insa, goalkeeper coach Orkatz Martin, fitness coach Jorge Álvarez and doctors Antonio Manzanera and Antonio Gavilán put the Hispanic accent on a title that Johor has already won five times since his refoundation in 2013.Johor FC & nbsp; (Facebook) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Johor FC celebrates its fifth Malaysian Super Cup.Johor FC (Facebook) Goals, prestigious victories, dismissals and even titles. The weekend that led us to March also left us Spanish protagonists in every corner of the planet soccer. From Africa, where Juan Carlos Garrido debuted with victory on the bench of Wydad Casablanca, to New Zealand, where the Auckland City of José Manuel Figueira started the Oceania Champions League scoring in Fiji.Mariete y Canillas, gold goals in silver categoriesThe Spanish goal continues to be common in foreign leagues throughout Europe. In Ligue 2 (French Second Division) the name of Mario Gonzalez, who took advantage of a new ownership with Clermont to score a double in the victory by the minimum (1-2) against Nancy. The Burgos striker, former Villarreal B, has given his team six points in the last three league games, as he also scored the winning goal in Lorient (0-1) 15 days ago. Pascal Gastien’s are fifth, in positions of ‘play-off’ promotion to First.Is also on a roll George Quills, who since his arrival as a loan to SV Horn, of the Austrian Second Division, does not know what it is to play an unmarked match. The Malaga-born striker owned by SV Ried debuted by rescuing a draw against Austria II and this weekend went beyond signing a hat-trick against Floridsdorfer. His team tied (3-3) and could not take all three points, but the goal, salvation, continues to be only two points.Igor Angulo and Jesús Jiménez also carry the goal in their blood and both were again essential for a new victory of Górnik Zabrze at home. The miners chain four wins at home and already have seven margin points over the relegation zone. Before Pogon it was Jirka who opened the scoring. Angulo signed 2-0 and assisted Jiménez in his team’s third goal. Between the two Spanish soccer players they have signed 66% of Górnik’s scores in Ekstraklasa this season (20/30).LKS Lodz also struggles to avoid the descent, which at the last minute got a point in the Arka field. Charles Moors, who returned to play the entire game in the center of the rear, extended the ball with which the Portuguese Ricardo Guimaraes managed to make the 1-1 in the 94th minute. Antonio Domínguez also played the entire game; Samu Corral entered in ’68.Like Lodz, Gabala is also a player in his league, who managed to end four days without winning after defeating Zira 1-2. The premises were ahead, but Galician Fernán Ferreiroá began to trace the path of the comeback 10 minutes from the end. Muradov, on the verge of the end, made the 1-2 that leaves the northerners just four points away from salvation in the First Division of Azerbaijan.2,000 kilometers from Gabala is Cyprus, a new football destination for David Caneda. Hours after his presentation as a new coach of AEK Larnaca, the Spanish debuted on the yellow bench and did so with a meritorious victory in the field of Anorthosis, who still did not know the defeat at home this season. Cinnamon gave ownership to seven compatriots -Toño Ramírez, José Manuel Fernández, Abraham González, Mikel González, José Naranjo, Carles Planas and Joan Truyols-, although it was a Macedonian, Iván Trickovski, who signed both AEK goals during the match. If the Omonia wins the Nicosia derby, the first phase of the leading Cypriot First Division will end. It was also a great weekend for Fran Gonzalez, who, on penalty, converted his tenth goal of the season in the I-League with Mohun Bagan. Joseba Beitia also scored in a new victory for those of Kibu Vicuña, whose area was once again defended by Fran Morante. The Calcutta won 1-3 to TRAU FC and link 12 games without losing, which puts them leaders in the second category of Indian football with 13 points ahead of Punjab.The Indian Super League is also in its final stretch, where the play-offs have already started for the title. The Bengaluru of Carles Cuadrat defeated the ATK of Antonio López Habas 1-0 in a match that measured two Spanish coaches who already know what it is to do with the tournament. Five Spanish soccer players -Dimas Delgado, Juanan González and Albert Serrán; Edu García and Javi Hernández- were starters in a match that ended 1-0 thanks to a lonely goal by Jamaican Deshorn Brown. Everything will be decided on March 8 in the second leg.The weekend that led us to March also meant the return of Major League Soccer, which this season will feature eight Spanish soccer players although only four got the victory on the opening day: Miguel Berry, who did not enter the Columbus call Crew to receive New York City; Bojan Krkic, who started in Montreal’s victory over NE Revolution, and Ilie Sánchez and Andreu Fontàs, whose team, Sporting Kansas City, won 1-3 in Vancouver. Pozuelo, who scored a penalty in the Toronto draw in San Jose, was the only Spaniard who saw goal.Worst news comes from Ecuador, where Ángel López lost his position as coach of Delfín SC after falling as a local (1-2) in front of University Technician. Nor was the Emelec of Ismael Rescalvo, who lost 1-0 in Macará, nor the Miguel Ramírez Valley Independent, who succumbed at home against Olmedo.Champion victoriesHours after being introduced as coach of the Wydad Casablanca, Juan Carlos Garrido he returned to the bench of the Mohammed V stadium – he sat in it during his stay at the Raja – and achieved a solvent victory in the quarterfinals of the African Champions League (2-0) against Étoile du Sahel, precisely the team that dismissed him in early February. Wydad, with a foot and a half in the semifinals of the Champions League, must close its classification on March 7 in Tunisia.He also hopes to go far in his respective continental competition the Auckland City of José Manuel Figueira, which began his participation in the Champions League of Oceania by scoring 0-6 at the Ba of Fiji Islands. Madrid central Angel Berlanga started and Albert Riera watched the entire game from the bench. Eñaut Zubikarai, meanwhile, did not enter the meeting call.last_img read more

Official: Danish league will resume on May 28

first_imgThe forecast is that each one Danish soccer will have ended on July 29, after the coronavirus slowed down the league. The matches will nonetheless be held behind closed doorways. “We stay up for turning the cup over to the Danish champion,” stated Claus Thomsen, league supervisor. Midtjylland was the excellent chief. Denmark has greater than 10,000 contaminated with coronavirus and has registered 533 deaths, in accordance with official sources. The Danish League will resume on May 28. The measure has already been made official, after its forecasts have been met. The Nordic nation has lengthy maintained the month of May as a restart date and a number of other eventualities had been proposed. Lastly, on Thursday 28 will be performed once more for a postponed matchday 21 match between AGF and Randers. Then, beginning on Friday the 29th, the 25th day will happen, the one which needed to be held when the competitions had been suspended in March.last_img read more

Two major eligibility changes for 2016 Diamond Mile

first_img BIG MONEY UP FOR GRABS Two major changes have been made for the second running of the $13.9 million Diamond Mile to be run on Saturday, December 10 this year. This was announced at the recent launch by CTL’s racing secretary Denzil Miller Jr, following consultations with racing stakeholders and the organisers of the event, the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission and corporate sponsors, including Supreme Ventures Limited. The organisers were responding to concerns among owners and trainers that last year’s inaugural running on December 5 saw the omission of a number of good horses who, despite their form, did not have the requisite lifetime earnings to force their way in the field (first 16). These horses include the Caymanas Invitational Mile winner PHINEAS, Caribbean Sprint Champion POKER STAR, as well as CAMPESINO and the vastly improved filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN. This has prompted two major conditional changes going forward. First of these is that the winners of the Jamaica Derby, the Superstakes, Caribbean Sprint Championship and Invitational Mile will get automatic entry into the race. The second change is that instead of lifetime earnings, the other horses will earn their place based on their year-to-date earnings from January 1, 2016 to December 3. Earnings gained from claiming races will not be considered. This year the race will offer a record $13.9 million (US$115,000) which represents an increase over last year’s purse due mainly to the movement of the Jamaican dollar against the US dollar. Last year, the winner, subsequent ‘Horse of the Year’ SEEKING MY DREAM, received a record $6.5 million, while lucrative purse money was paid to the first 10 past the post, an unprecedented move. In addition, a commemorative trophy valued at $500,000 donated by the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission will be won outright by the owner of the winner, while the winning trainer, jockey, breeder and groom will also receive trophies. The launch, though put on this early for a race scheduled to be run in December, attracted the top executives from related entities, including Cedric Stewart, CEO of Caymanas Track Limited; Paul Hoo, chairman of Supreme Ventures Limited and Gary Peart, chairman of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission who conceived the idea for the Diamond Mile in the summer of last year. In a brief address, Peart said: “The BG&LC is pleased to report on the highly successful inaugural staging of the Diamond Mile , held just seven weeks ago, on Saturday, December 5, 2015, exceeded all expectations. The main objectives of the event were to stimulate growth of the racing sector, to increase revenue for the Government of Jamaica and to attract new target groups to racing, thereby also creating a positive cultural shift for the racing community and I am happy to report we achieved all of that and more. “The record for the highest handle ($66 million) for any one race was broken, so too the record for the most money spent on any one race, despite the fact that the inaugural Diamond Mile was held against competing high-profile events. “The turnout was excellent and all guests enjoyed themselves thoroughly,” said Peart, who disclosed that plans are in the pipeline of creating a five-year plan for the Diamond Mile including a week-long festival of racing. – O.C.last_img read more

Horse Racing Tips

first_imgBIGDADDYKOOL BIGDADDYKOOL #BIGDADDYKOOL BIGDADDYKOOLTWILIGHT CITIZEN TWILIGHT CITIZEN GOLD SCREW TWILIGHT CITIZENRAWALPINDI EXPRESS DEPUTY HEADGIRL RAWALPINDI EXPRESS RAWALPINDI EXPRESSPRINCE OSHAUN PRINCE OSHAUN #PRINCE OSHAUN PRINCE OSHAUNAQUILO AQUILO ST. BERNARD AQUILOURBAN PRINCIPAL DUSSELDORF URBAN PRINCIPAL #URBAN PRINCIPAL#RAS EMANUEL RAS EMANUEL RAS EMANUEL ITALIANO#OK DUDE OK DUDE OK DUDE GUAVA GROUNDELLE’S PEGASUS #ELLE’S PEGASUS ELLE’S PEGASUS #ORIGINAL TRAINRASHAIDA #LITTLE RHEA WHO’S ORCHID LITTLE RHEA#BIGDADDYKOOL BIGDADDYKOOL #BIGDADDYKOOL BIGDADDYKOOLTWILIGHT CITIZEN TWILIGHT CITIZEN GOLD SCREW #DAYTON AFFAIRIDON’TKNOW RAWALPINDI EXPRESS IDON’TKNOW RAWALPINDI EXPRESSBURNING MEDIC PRINCE OSHAUN PRINCE OSHAUN PRINCE OSHAUNAQUILO AQUILO AQUILO #EL CLIENTEURBAN PRINCIPAL #URBAN PRINCIPAL URBAN PRINCIPAL URBAN PRINCIPALDRIPPING IN GOLD #ITALIANO #BALLON D’OR BALLON D’ORGUAVA GROUND OK DUDE OK DUDE OK DUDE#TIMEFORARMS ORIGINAL TRAIN ROYAL VIBES ORIGINAL TRAINNO MONEY FRIEND SANTANA RUNNER RUNNER MEDICAL INSTINCTBIGDADDYKOOL #BIGDADDYKOOL BIGDADDYKOOL #SIR RAJA BABA#NASDAQ PRINCESS TWILIGHT CITIZEN TWILIGHT CITIZEN TWILIGHT CITIZENDEPUTY HEADGIRL THEGREATALLIANCE RAWALPINDI EXPRESS DEPUTY HEADGIRLPRINCE OSHAUN PRINCE OSHAUN BURNING MEDIC PRINCE OSHAUNST. BERNARD AQUILO AQUILO AQUILO#URBAN PRINCIPAL URBAN PRINCIPAL URBAN PRINCIPAL URBAN PRINCIPALBALLON D’OR #BALLON D’OR BALLON D’OR DRIPPING IN GOLDOK DUDE OK DUDE OK DUDE OK DUDEELLE’S PEGASUS ORIGINAL TRAIN ORIGINAL TRAIN #ORIGINAL TRAINRUNNER RUNNER TWO STEPS UP #SANTANA SANTANABIGDADDYKOOL BIGDADDYKOOLTWILIGHT CITIZEN #TWILIGHT CITIZENIDON’TKNOW THEGREATALLIANCEPRINCE OSHAUN BURNING MEDIC#EL CLIENTE AQUILODUSSELDORF #DUSSELDORF#BALLON D’OR BALLON D’ORAIR MARSHALL RAJPUT RAJAELLE’S PEGASUS ORIGINAL TRAINSANTANA RASHAIDAlast_img read more

Jamaicans confident ahead of Parapan Am Games

first_imgKnowing they carry the weight of a country insatiable for not only winning gold, but establishing world and meet records in track and field, Jamaica’s team to the 2015 Toronto Parapan American Games next month, expressed readiness and confidence in delivering winning performances.The fifth Parapan American Games will take place from August 7-15 in Toronto, Canada.Toronto is Calling, and Jamaica Will Answer, was the theme of yesterday’s press conference held at the Jamaica Olympic Association’s (JOA) office on Cunningham Avenue in Kingston.Outgoing Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Robert Ready paid tribute to Jamaica’s representatives.”You say you are ready for Toronto, well Toronto is ready for you. Sunday, we (Canada) brought the curtains down on the Pan Am Games, and the action is going to continue, as we start the count down to the Parapan American Games,” he revealed.Jamaica’s delegation will be led by F52/53 Javelin world record holder Alphanso Cunningham with Tanto Campbell, Shane Hudson, David Bascoe, Tevaugh Thomas and lone female Sylvia Grant also carrying the medal hopes for Jamaica. Chef de Mission Randolph Jones and coach Neville Sinclair will also make the trip.Christopher Samuda, president of the Jamaica Paralympics Association said, “Toronto is now a reality,” and lauded stakeholders for their support.Minister with Responsibility of Sports Natalie Neita-Headley stated: “We wish you all the best. You are an inspiration to all of us in Jamaica.Being the best”We look forward to getting all the gold medals. We are accustomed to doing well. We are accustomed to winning … but winning must go beyond just coming first or second. We want to be the best of who we can be,” she added.Michael Fennell, JOA president, described Canada as a country exemplary for caring for its vulnerable citizens.”While you (Paralympians) are going there to compete and win, just do as best you can, and also let it be a learning exercise because we have a lot to learn from Canada in how we (Jamaica) treat all of our citizens,” he outlined.Denzil Wilks, Sports Development Foundation (SDF) general manager, and Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton also spoke yesterday, while betting company Supreme Ventures Limited handed over $500,000 in sponsorship.last_img read more