The Jamaica Urban Transit Company will be transporting commuters from Half-Way-Tree and downtown Kingston to the venue in Trench Town. The honourees include late singer Dennis Brown and the Mighty Diamonds group. The Tuff Gong team reads: Jah Mikes, Byron Earle, Everton White, Lucien Anderson, Denton Sheddon, Clive Smith, Damion Gordon, Eldorado Mullings, Cornel Chin-Sue, Kevin Wilson, Adrian Pitter, Bunny Scott, Tajahe Dixon, Roger Asphall, Danielle Riley, David Shirley, Audley Boyd, Ali Cole, Hugh Blair, and Emanuel. Masters and Celebrities team: Ian Wilkinson, Kirk Williams, Kasai Hinds, David Laylor, Rudolph Speid, Ralston Hyman, Carlo Redwood, Stephen Miller, Tashana Bullock, Sherona Forrester, Jimmy Deer, Elvis Clarke, Lincoln Taffe, Raymond Smith, Rohan Rosseau, Hector Wright, Durrant Brown, Lance Whittaker, and Anthony Manderson. Entertainers and Celebrities team: I-Octane, Aidonia, Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, Agent Sasco, Nesbeth, Wickerman, Nomadz, Charlie, Iba Mahr, Jessie Royal, Tony Curtis, Lukie D, Wayne Marshall, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, Oneil ‘Bigga’ Smith, Shavar Thomas, Sadiki Bolt, Andrew Tosh, and Blue Smith. Referees squad: Relanza Bennett, Raymond Bogle, Leon Brown, Alan Carter, Samuel Christie, Oneal Clayton, Jermaine Douglas, Odette Hamilton, Jayson Jackson, Khnordo Johnson, Jassette Kerr, Phillip McCarthy, Dwayne McGregor, Omar Mills, Kevin Morrison, Oshane Nation, Carcell Stewart, Karl Tyrell, Oneil Watson, Leroy Miller, Stephanie Yeesing, and Jermaine Yeesing. Honourees include The annual Bob Marley One Love Fun Day and football matches will see two matches, with former national stars, celebrities, and referees playing to raise money for basic schools. The games will see a Tuff Gong Invitational against Masters and Celebrities, starting at 4 p.m. today to be followed by an Entertainers-Celebrities vs Referees contest at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex. The winners of each game will receive trophies. Clive ‘Busy’ Campbell, chief organiser of the annual event named after late great singer Robert ‘Bob’ Marley, said that proceeds would go towards basic schools. “We have always helped with the development of education, so this year, we will be assisting Lyndhurst Methodist, Jones Town, and Ferry Basic schools. We always try to support the development of Basic schools in the communities,” Campbell told The Gleaner. “We try to foster a good relationship within the communities. I am asking for persons to come out and contribute,” he said.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)As movie pitches go, LeBron James’ move to the Los Angeles Lakers had all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster.An ageing NBA superstar joins a storied-but-struggling franchise and leads a dramatic revival which transforms the team into title contenders.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Since then, however, the Lakers have won nine games and lost 17, a slump which has seen them fall out of the playoff rankings into 11th spot in the West, three places adrift of the eighth postseason slot.Much of that slide can be attributed to James’ prolonged absence due to a groin injury, with the 34-year-old missing all of January before returning for a 123-120 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on February 1.However, the Lakers have continued to struggle even with James back in the line-up.READ: Anthony Davis-less Pelicans stunt Lakers playoff push A chastening sequence of results has included the heaviest defeat of James’ career, a 136-94 pounding by the Indiana Pacers, as well as losses to lower-ranked opponents who have little to play for.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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He doesn’t look like himself.”James meanwhile has always cautioned that rebuilding the Lakers would be a long-term project, stating in September that he anticipated “bumps and bruises” as the team attempted to rebuild after missing the playoffs for five straight seasons prior to his arrival.But James must now conjure something remarkable over the final weeks of the regular season if he is to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time in his career since 2005.The Lakers face a brutal run-in which includes games against Boston, Denver, Toronto and Milwaukee.A daunting final six-game stretch sees them play New Orleans, Golden State, Oklahoma City, the Clippers, Utah and Portland. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Team USA among No. 1 seeds for FIBA World Cup in China The most recent of those came on Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies, who are one place off the bottom of the West with a 24-38 record.James later appeared to question his team-mates’ focus after Monday’s 110-105 reverse in Memphis, suggesting that any player unable to cope with the pressure of chasing a playoff berth should find another club.Locker room turmoil?“At this point if you are still allowing distractions to affect how the way you play, then this is the wrong franchise to be a part of and you should just come and be like, ‘Listen, I don’t think this is for me’,” James told reporters.Those kind of comments are unlikely to endear him to a locker room which has reportedly been in turmoil since the team’s pursuit of New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis ended in failure in early February.The Lakers were reported to have offered several prominent members of their roster in exchange for Davis, including Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.READ: LeBron James not ‘chasing’ Lakers rebuildJames meanwhile had earlier spoken favorably of a possible link-up with Davis, saying playing alongside the Pelicans ace would be “amazing”.The perception that the Lakers’ pursuit of Davis was going ahead with James’ blessing was pounced upon by rival fans.Ingram was subjected to taunts of “LeBron’s gonna trade you” during the loss to Indiana on February 5. 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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The three men were attacked around closing time Tuesday on the east end of the 125-acre zoo grounds near Ocean Beach, Gittens said. The officers who hunted down and shot the 300-pound animal were alerted through a 911 call placed by a zoo employee. The San Francisco medical examiner had not been able to identify the dead man, investigator Tim Hellman said Wednesday. The man did not have any identification and no one had called asking about him, according to Hellman. The two injured men, ages 19 and 23, were upgraded to stable condition Wednesday at San Francisco General Hospital after undergoing surgery to have their wounds cleaned and closed, said surgeon Rochelle Dicker. They suffered deep bites and claw cuts on their heads, necks, arms and hands. Dicker said they were shaken up emotionally and would remain hospitalized for the day, but that because of their youth they would make a full recovery. “They are in good spirits. They look absolutely fanstastic,” she said. The San Francisco Zoo was closed to visitors Wednesday as investigators tried to determine how a Siberian tiger escaped from its enclosure on Christmas Day and attacked three visitors, killing one of the men and mauling two others. A team of police officers returned to the zoo just before 9 a.m. to search for other possible victims. They said they did not expect to find anyone, but wanted to conduct a thorough sweep of the grounds because it was unclear how long the tiger had been loose before she was killed by police. “There’s no better light than daylight,” said Sgt. Neville Gittens, a police spokesman. “The idea was to come back and quaddruple check to make sure nobody out’s there. We just want to know.” The tiger, a female named Tatiana, was the same animal that ripped the flesh off a zookeeper’s arm just before Christmas 2006. An investigation of that incident by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health faulted the zoo, which beefed up the pen where big cats are kept. The zoo’s director of animal care and conservation, Robert Jenkins, could not explain how Tatiana escaped. The tiger’s enclosure is surrounded by a 15-foot-wide moat and 20-foot-high walls, and the big cat did not leave through an open door, he said. “There was no way out through the door,” Jenkins said. “The animal appears to have climbed or otherwise leaped out of the enclosure.” Police who had been alerted by a 911 call from a zoo employee responded to the scene just after 5 p.m. A group of four officers came across the body of the first victim The first attack happened right outside the Siberian’s enclosure when they entered the dark zoo grounds, Gittens said. The second victim was about 300 yards away, in front of the Terrace Cafe. The man was sitting on the ground, blood running from gashes in his head and Tatiana sitting next to him. The cat attacked the man again, Mannina said. The officers approached the tiger with their handguns. Tatiana moved in their direction and several of the officers fired, killing the animal. Only then did they see the third victim, who had also been mauled. Although no new visitors were let in after 5 p.m. Tuesday, the grounds had not been not scheduled to close until an hour later, and 20 to 25 people were still in the zoo when the attacks happened, zoo officials said. Employees and visitors were told to take shelter when zoo officials learned of the attacks. “This is a tragic event for San Francisco,” Fire Department spokesman Lt. Ken Smith said. “We pride ourselves in our zoo, and we pride ourselves in tourists coming and looking at our city.” There were five tigers at the zoo – three Sumatrans and two Siberians. Officials initially worried that four tigers had escaped, but soon learned only Tatiana had escaped, Mannina said. On Dec. 22, 2006, Tatiana reached through the bars of her cage and grabbed a keeper, biting and mauling one of the woman’s arms and causing deep lacerations. The zoo’s Lion House was temporarily closed during an investigation. California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health blamed the zoo for the assault and imposed a $18,000 penalty. A medical claim filed against the city by the keeper was denied. Last February, a 140-pound jaguar named Jorge killed a zookeeper at the Denver Zoo before being fatally shot. Zoo officials said later that the zookeeper had violated rules by opening the door to the animal’s cage. After last year’s attack, the zoo added customized steel mesh over the bars, built in a feeding shoot and increased the distance between the public and the cats. Tatiana arrived at the San Francisco Zoo from the Denver Zoo a few years ago, with zoo officials hoping she would mate with a male tiger. Siberian tigers are classified as endangered and there are more than 600 of the animals living in captivity worldwide. Associated Press writers Louise Chu and Terence Chea in San Francisco and Daisy Nguyen in Los Angeles contributed to this report. Associated Press writer Daisy Nguyen in Los Angeles contributed to this report. On the Net: San Francisco Zoo160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!