Haile Selassie High and Donald Quarrie High emerged champions of the Multi-Care Foundation’s annual mixed-team basketball and girls’ football competitions, respectively, at Breezy Castle Complex in Kingston, yesterday. On the final day of the two-day event, Donald Quarrie edged Kingston Technical High 1-0 to win the football title in the senior section, and Haile Selassie defeated Kingston Technical High 14-2 in the mixed (girls and boys) basketball final in the senior section. Both champions walked off with medals presented by Alicia Glasgow-Gentles, executive director of the Multi-Care Foundations and Ann Astwood, Multi-Care Foundation’s programme manager. Coach of Haile Selassie’s basketball team Stelvin Thomas was elated that his team came out winners. “Well, our best team was not here, but the replacements pulled through. Most of the better schools were not present, so it was a bit easier for us,” Thomas told The Gleaner, yesterday. “The players enjoyed the competition, and now they are going back to school with gold medals, so that is rewarding,” he added. Coach of Donald Quarrie’s girls’ football team Garfield Clarke said it was good for his girls as part of their development in the sport. “We feel elated about winning. We came with a developmental team and we were able to come out on top, so that augurs well for our programme,” Clarke said. On Wednesday in the junior section, Duhaney Park Primary won the football competition ahead of DuPont Primary and Holy Family Primary. In the basketball competition, Holy Family captured the title over Harbour View Primary and DuPont Primary.
The crash that left a woman with many broken bones in Fells Point, Baltimore. (YouTube)On Feb. 6 an altercation and subsequent violent crash took place in Baltimore’s Fells Point neighborhood around 2:15 a.m. Video of the crash, which went viral, has been seen over 470,000 times by press time.The video begins with a grey Honda Odyssey minivan waiting in line at the light on Broadway just south of Aliceanna. The back door of the minivan is open and there are several pedestrians near the vehicle.A male in a white jacket begins to beat on the driver’s side of the minivan as two other men approach the open passenger door. The minivan suddenly plows forward and rear ends a white Toyota Solara.The minivan then rams the coupe a second time, almost pushing the Solara into the intersection of Broadway and Aliceanna. The male in the white jacket then rushes to the driver’s door and one of the people seen by the passenger door appears to smash a bottle into the passenger window.After the man in the white jacket pries the driver’s side door open, an attacker on the passenger side appears to jump through the now broken window. The driver slams the car into reverse and speeds backwards again while the man on the passenger side falls back out the window.After smashing into Dogwatch Tavern it reverses down the sidewalk leaving more damage in its wake. At that point it appears that Jillian Vaccaro, 27, of Baltimore suffered multiple skull fractures, a broken hip, a broken leg and broken teeth among other injuries after being struck by the mini van.Orlando Redd, 37, of Parkville, MD was identified by police as the driver. Police say they arrested Redd a few blocks away from the scene of the accident and that Redd was under the influence of alcohol when he was taken into custody.Redd has been charged with 1st and 2nd degree assault, malicious destruction of property and several charges of endangerment tied to driving while intoxicated. On Feb. 8 a Baltimore City judge denied Orlando Redd bail.Redd has eight prior convictions which include assault and gun charges and he served 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2004 to violating his probation on an assault charge. The probation arose from a guilty plea in 1998 to assault with intent to murder.