Layne wins Elite Singles title at National Schools TT Championships

first_imgISAIAH Layne emerged champion of the Elite Boys U18 division in the feature event of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), National Sports Commission, Ministry of Education, National Schools’ Novices, Elite Teams and Singles Table Tennis Championships, which concluded on Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. The Saint Stanislaus student defeated fellow national TT player Jonathan Van Lange by a 3-2 margin in the final of the event.  Layne had earlier defeated Caribbean Pre-Cadet bronze medallist Colin Wong (Christ Church Secondary) by a 3-1 margin in the semi-finals.The Bishops’ High School Van Lange had gotten past Chase Academy’s Jamal Nicholas by a 3-0 margin in his final four battle.In the quarterfinals, Wong knocked out 2018 champion Kaysan Ninvalle.Peter Persaud and Andell Austin 13 led Vreed en Hoop Secondary to the Novice title.Also in the final eight, Nicholas had defeated Krystian Sahadeo and Van Lange had gotten past emerging talent Peter Persaud from Vreed en Hoop Secondary. Meanwhile Persaud, 14, and Andell Austin 13, were victorious over Rhys Belle and Jaswan Seenarine from Bartica in the Boys Novice team final.Austin had defeated Belle 3-2, while Persaud got past Seenarine 3-1 before the Vreed en Hoop pair combined to ease past the Bartica duo 3-0 to finish as champions.In the quarterfinal, Bartica had gotten the better of ISA ‘A’ team 3-2, while Vreed en Hoop had ended the run of ISA ‘B’ team 3-0. The East Street Islamic School had three of the 12 teams that competed in the novice division.Meanwhile in the Novice’s Boys Singles final, Queen’s College Nareen Persaud defeated ISA’s Omar Percival in a tense 3-2 battle en route to the title.Over the three days of competitionm. Chase Academy (males) and Charlestown Secondary School (females) had emerged victorious in the team events; while 14-year-old Marian Academy student Thuraia Thomas defended her U18 Elite women’s title and Samirah Burrowes had gotten past her sister Sufah in the Novice final.last_img read more

A look at the Angels’ payroll now that the free-agent market is open

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone The free-agent season officially opened Tuesday, which means Angels fans can officially start salivating over Gerrit Cole and any number of other players who they believe can help stop the team’s four-year streak of finishing with a losing record.But first, it’s important to understand the Angels’ payroll. So, here’s the definitive explainer of how to do the math.For starters, the Angels insist their payroll is always based on their revenues, not the luxury tax. So it’s not right to view the luxury-tax threshold as their payroll limit. This isn’t the NFL or NBA where the salary cap is at a point at which every team is expected to hit it. In baseball, only a few teams each year get to the luxury-tax threshold. Still, we’ll get to that.The Angels’ actual payroll, which is what they have budgeted in terms of actual cash flow, is normally around $170 million to $180 million. Arte Moreno said this year it would go up, but he didn’t say how much. It could be $5 million or it could be $30 million. We don’t know. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Regardless, here’s the math of what they’ve already spent.The Angels have five players with guaranteed salaries for 2020: Mike Trout ($36 million), Albert Pujols ($29 million), Justin Upton ($21 million), Andrelton Simmons ($15 million) and Zack Cozart ($12.75 million). That’s $113.75 million.They also have nine remaining arbitration-eligible players, after they let go of Justin Bour, Luís García and Nick Tropeano. MLB Trade Rumors has arbitration estimates for them that look like this: Andrew Heaney ($5 million), Hansel Robles ($4 million), Tommy La Stella ($2.9 million), Cam Bedrosian ($2.8 million), Brian Goodwin ($2.1 million), Kevan Smith ($1.3 million), Noé Ramírez ($1 million), Max Stassi ($800,000) and Keynan Middleton ($800,000).That’s $21.7 million worth of arbitration salaries.So far that’s only 14 players, though. The Angels will have 26 active players at all times. So they need 12 other spots, plus accounting for the fact that there will be players on the disabled list or in Triple-A getting paid big-league salaries. So, estimating around $600,000 average for about 18 spots, that’s about another $10 million.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter So, although it gets there in a different way, it’s also about $146 million.  The luxury-tax threshold is $208 million.If you want to figure what the Angels have to add to get there, remember the difference between actual salary and average salary. Say they sign Cole to a seven-year, $245-million deal. That would be an average of $35 million, but maybe in 2020 they pay him only $28 million. So it adds $28 million to the actual payroll, but $35 million to the luxury-tax payroll.Now that you’ve got all of that, you can dream away about what the Angels should, or can, do this winter.ALSOThe Angels on Tuesday lost infielder Kean Wong on waivers to the San Francisco Giants. Wong was just claimed on waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays in the final week of the regular season. Add those three numbers, and you get $146.25 million toward what has been a limit of around $175 million. Moreno said it would be higher this year, though, so it’s anyone’s guess how high it goes.The luxury-tax threshold is a little different.It uses the average annual value of multiyear contracts. In the cases of Trout, Upton and Cozart, their 2020 salaries are about the same as their averages, but Simmons has an AAV of $8.3 million and Pujols has an AAV of $24 million. Both are significantly lower than what they’re actually being paid in 2020.Assuming all of the arbitration-eligible players sign one-year deals, their figures will all be the same, so the current total of salaries as it relates to the luxury tax is actually about $132 million. For the luxury tax, you also have to count bonuses and benefits, so that’s about another $14 million or so.Related Articleslast_img read more

Chiefs fan fined $500 for shining laser pointer at Tom Brady

first_imgA Chiefs fan pleaded guilty to shining a laser pointer at Tom Brady during the AFC Championship, which will cost the fan a $500 fine as part of a plea deal.Dwyan Morgan, 64, was charged with disturbing the peace after he was accused of using a green laser pointer to distract Brady at Arrowhead Stadium during the fourth quarter of the game in January. Related News According to TMZ Sports, he avoids jail time by pleading guilty to the charge and paying the $500 fine. If Morgan had been convicted, he could have faced a year in jail plus a $1,000 fine.According to the report, Morgan already has paid the fine. He said he consumed a large amount of alcohol, which contributed to the poor decision. Morgan also said he never intended to hurt anyone and didn’t expect the issue to receive such widespread attention. NFL-NFLPA end ‘productive’ talks about new CBA early, report says Video of the green light on Brady’s face surfaced after the game, with neither team realizing what had occurred. Media members brought it to the attention of the NFL.Our photographer, Turner Twyman, caught someone pointing what appears to be a laser pointer in Tom Brady’s face last night. Play between the “muff” that wasn’t and Sorensen int. @NFL, @Patriots and @Chiefs all told me they weren’t aware of the incident. pic.twitter.com/ejWBQ6i64C— William Joy (@WilliamKMBC) January 21, 2019The video prompted the Chiefs and NFL to investigate the incident, with Morgan reportedly identified in February.The incident didn’t seem to bother Brady. He helped the Patriots defeat the Chiefs, 37-31 and went on to lead New England to it’s sixth Super Bowl victory.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Prom packets can be picked up in office

first_img*Juniors and Seniors: Remember you must be in attendance on Friday in order to attend prom on Saturday. *BPA is holding a Kiss the Pig Contest to help raise money for Nationals in Anaheim Califiornia. There will be cans set up in Mrs. Case’s room and in the office. The person who has the most money will be kissing the pig at the 4th Annual CTE Showcase on April 29th. We encourage you to help us out and attend the showcase. *The 3rd Annual WHS Career Fair (for WHS Students Only) will be held in the auxiliary gym from 1 to 3 pm today. The event will feature approximately 30 local business professionals, post-secondary education representatives, military personnel, and adult service representatives who will set up informational booths and speak informally with students about options after high school. Students who complete evaluations forms will have their names entered to win four random prize drawings at the end of the day. For questions, please contact Samantha Brown or Lori Phelps at Wellington High School 326-4310. Today is:National Earth DayNational Jelly Bean DayFollow us on Twitter. *The Jostens man will be here to deliver class rings on Thursday, April 23rd @ 11:00. If you still have a balance due on your ring, don’t forget to bring your final payment on delivery day. If you forgot to order your class ring on the original order day, you can order your class ring on delivery day. If you already have  a class ring and it needs to be resized or repaired, bring it on delivery day and the Jostens man will take care of it for you. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments *Attention all Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen:  If you are interested in being a class officer next year, pick up an application in the office.  Remember you must be passing 5 classes to be eligible to serve as an officer.  Applications will be due Friday, April 24.  Elections will be held Tuesday, May 5 during 2nd Hour. *There will be a Driver’s Education meeting on April 29th at 3:15 p.m. at the Middle School in the Little Theatre.  Please stop by the office, or speak with Mr. Wilmoth for more information.center_img *Yearbook orders and money are due to Ms. Ford by the end of the day on Thursday, April 23. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, April 22, 2015:Wednesday• Service DayThursday• JV Golf at Hesston 1 p.m.• Baseball at WHS vs. Circle 4 p.m.• Softball at WHS vs. Circle 4:30Friday• Golf at Cherry Oaks 3 p.m.• Tennis at Winfield 3 p.m.• Track at Clearwater 3 p.m.Saturday• Prom – all day.Today’s lunch: Taco Burger, Romaine and Tomato, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Tortilla Chips and Milk.Thursday’s lunch: Italian Pasta Bake, Green Pepper Strips, Broccoli Florets, Mixed Fruit, Brownie, Hot Roll and Milk.Today’s News*There are prom picture packets in the office. *Help the Library create the ultimate young adult reading list by scanning the QR Codes on the flyers around the school. Let the Library know what books you want to read!  You can also go to: http://goo.gl/forms/yElq1CUx2b *Juniors and Seniors: A few Prom Announcements–You can sign up for the dodge ball and obstacle course for after prom in the office.-If you would be interested in performing for your classmates at prom, please pick up an entertainment application from Ms. Ford or stop by the office.-Tickets are now on sale by the student entrance before and after school. They are $30.00.– You can sign-up out of town dates in the office.-If you are planning on attending After Prom, you must read and sign a student pledge sheet. You may pick up the forms in the office.-Please see Ms. Ford if you have any questions or concerns.*Senior Parents: If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad in the yearbook, contact Ms. Ford at [email protected]*Seniors: You can turn in pictures for the Graduation video until May 1. We will not accept any pictures after May 1 unless previous arrangements are made. *Volleyball girls- Camp Forms, Fundraising forms and money need to be turned into the office. *Seniors: Please plan on attending the Senior meeting on Wednesday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium. You will receive information regarding Baccalaureate, marching practice, graduation and your checkout forms.last_img read more