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NCB pumps $3m into Intercol Champs

NCB pumps $3m into Intercol Champs

first_imgTHIS year’s Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships, which is scheduled for Friday, April 7, and Saturday April 8, was yesterday launched with the National Commercial Bank (NCB) continuing as major supporters with a $3 million sponsorship.The championship, which will be held inside the National Stadium will also see the top male and female performers each receiving $100,000 with Gregory Peart, sales manager of Payment Services at NCB, making the wire transfer yesterday to the Jamaica Intercollegiate Sports Association during the press briefing.Christopher Vendryes, sales manager of NCB Insurance Company, lauded Intercol and stated that his firm had no hesitation in again supporting the championships as he saw this as a good transition for those students leaving high school.Intercol president Dalton Myers, who thanked the various sponsors, stated that he was pleased with what has been happening over the past two years, which coincides with Quality Logistics Event Management joining up with association to execute the meet.”We are indeed pleased with the progress made at this level as Intercol is about developing student athletes, and it helped to develop at both the amateur and professional levels,” said Myers. “We have had some outstanding athletes who have performed at these championships over the years and we will use the meet to select a squad in preparation for the World University Games, which will be held in Chinese Taipei between August 19-30.”NEW FEATUREManager of Quality Logistics Event Management, Paul Francis, who is also the coach at the University of Technology, gave an overview of the championships where some 15 teams, including defending male and female champions, G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sports.”Once again, we expect another high-quality meet as there will be some 36 track and field events, and I can’t wait to see the women’s 400m and based on form so far this season we could see some eight finalists under 53 seconds and this could become one of the closest ever championships, especially among the females where we could see at least three teams going down to the wire,” Francis said.He also spoke about a new feature as this year the party stand, where students partied just outside the stadium will instead be inside the venue.Other sponsors of the meet include Gatorade, Island Grill, Pure National Ice, SportsMax, and Puma, which has come on board for the first time and will be in charge of outfitting the officials.last_img read more

Hit-run still devastates Nguyen family

Hit-run still devastates Nguyen family

first_img“Was there any assistance at all given to the victim by the defendant?” Deputy District Attorney Richard Quinones asked. “No,” Garmajo said. The tragic story of this young Vietnamese man with cerebral palsey, looking forward to a better life for his family in the United States, touched a lot of people. Hundreds of readers sent in donations that were used to help support William’s wife and baby while he’s recovering, and to help buy him a $5,000 communications board so he can “talk.” And on his birthday Thursday, he was typing out thank-yous to everyone who had sent him cards. Meanwhile, the Nguyen family is looking for a little heart from the property management company that runs the apartment complex where William and his wife and baby lived for three months before the hit-and-run. Gantz Investment Properties Inc. sent the family a bill for more than $1,000 in move-out charges. The company kept the couple’s $850 security deposit, and it demanded an additional $197.74 for painting and patching the apartment, and fixing a leak on the ceiling – caused by the apartment above. When the Nguyens, who paid the bill, asked why they had to pay $430 to fix a leak in the ceiling they did not cause, Sandy Gantz, president of Gantz Investment in Tarzana, responded in a letter with this: “No one in your apartment notified us about the leaking ceiling until a small wet spot became a very, very large water problem,” she wrote. “You are responsible to report all problems in a timely manner according to your lease.” Maybe the answer to why the Nguyens didn’t respond in a timely manner, Sandy, was because the family was at Northridge Hospital Medical Center day and night, praying that William would survive nine operations after being run down in his wheelchair. I tried to reach Sandy all week, but she never returned the calls. A person working at the company’s Ventura Boulevard address said by phone Thursday that she’s out of the office a lot. I hope they don’t have a ceiling leak while she’s gone. A William Nguyen fund is still open at the Washington Mutual Granada Hills/Chatsworth branch, 17900 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344. The account number is 3160612913. The account does not keep track of the names of the people who donate, so the Nguyen family would like to thank you personally if you want to give Lisa a call at (818) 599-8354. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “That man stole my brother’s life and dreams. William’s just so frustrated and angry. All he wants to do is go home and be with his wife and baby, but he can’t. He’s still too weak and needs constant care.” After five hours of testimony, Garcia was ordered held for trial on charges of hit-and-run driving, drunk driving and driving with a suspended license. He will be arraigned on April12. If he pleads not guilty, the case will go to trial. The day laborer showed no emotion as witness Arlin Lopez Garmajo stood up in the witness box and pointed at Garcia as the man he saw jump the curb in his white pickup truck and hit the young father in his wheelchair, dragging him 30feet through a wrought-iron fence before hitting a tree. Police found William under the truck, still in the twisted wreckage of his wheelchair. He was put into a drug-induced coma while doctors readied him for nine surgeries he would undergo in a month to piece together his shattered body. “He (Garcia) crawled out of the passenger window, climbed a fence, and just walked away,” Garmajo testified. William Nguyen spent part of his 38th birthday Thursday typing thank-yous on his communications board to Daily News readers from his room inside a Chatsworth group home. Across the Valley, his sister, Lisa Nguyen, sat in a Van Nuys courtroom at the preliminary hearing of the drunk-driving suspect accused of running down her brother in November as he was returning to his Canoga Park apartment in his wheelchair after buying a Santa Claus outfit for his baby boy’s first Christmas. She was in court Thursday, Lisa said, because after months of hardship and tears, her family needed closure. This would have to do. “I’m hoping we’ll get some closure today, on William’s birthday,” she said, watching Jesus Ruiz Garcia being led into the courtroom in handcuffs. last_img read more