Boyz jet off to Chicago

first_imgMIAMI, United States (CMC): Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz are set to leave Miami today for Chicago to begin what is expected to be a difficult campaign in Group C of the historic Copa Centenario on Sunday. All but two members of the squad assembled in Florida for a short camp, following their 2-1 victory over Chile last Friday in Vina del Mar, and have been undergoing final preparation for the June 3-26 showpiece in the United States. Captain Rodolph Austin, who plays his football in Denmark, joined the squad on Monday, while defender Wes Morgan is set to link up with the contingent in Chicago today. Morgan recently captained Leicester City to their historic capture of the English Premiership title. On Monday, Jamaica further enhanced their match preparation with a 2-0 victory over American Premier Soccer League side, Boca Raton FC, at the Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. England-based Joel (Jobi) McAnuff and Dever Orgill, who plays in Finland, both scored in the game where most of the squad got time on the pitch. Since then, the squad members have gone through their medicals and light pool sessions. Jamaica, who qualified for the Copa Centenario by virtue of being the reigning Caribbean Cup champions, will be hoping to build on their performance in last year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup when they reached the final of that tournament. They played unbeaten in the preliminaries before edging Haiti in the quarter-finals, shocking the United States in the semi-finals and clinching a spot in the final against Mexico, where they eventually lost. Jamaica open their Copa campaign against Venezuela at Soldier Field on Sunday, then follow up against Mexico on June 9 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, before closing out against Uruguay at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The Reggae Boyz contested last year’s Copa in Chile, losing all three of their preliminary games 1-0 against Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.last_img read more

Estwick urges positive approach

first_imgABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Bowling coach Roddy Estwick expects a positive approach to pay dividends for West Indies, as they enter today’s final day of the second Test chasing a world record 456 to level the three-Test series.West Indies finished the penultimate day at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on 171 for four, still requiring a further 285 runs to overhaul their massive target and grab their first win of what has been a tough tour.”A lot will depend on the first hour or the first session and how Roston Chase and (Jermaine) Blackwood approach it,” Estwick said following the day’s play.”I thought today (yesterday) we played reasonably well. We probably lost two wickets too many, but at least I like how we were positive. I found in the first innings, we got stuck and we were unable to rotate the strike, and we weren’t able to turn it over.”Today, we looked a lot better. Kraigg played wonderfully well. I thought he was a bit unlucky with his decision, but I thought they came out and showed positive intent and that kind of spread through the team.”Resuming yesterday on 114 for one, Pakistan declared their second innings on 227 for two at lunch, to put themselves in pole position to take victory.TOP SCOREOpener Leon Johnson then fell cheaply for nine and Darren Bravo for 13 as West Indies slipped to 60 for two, before Brathwaite stroked a top score of 67 and Blackwood, an unbeaten 41, to keep their side alive.Estwick said the final day would be a challenging one and it was important that West Indies remained focussed throughout and not let their guard down.”(They have to) keep playing the same way, keep being positive. If you’re positive, you get those close fielders from around the bat and then you have a better chance of survival so I would say keep playing the same way, assess the situation, make sure you don’t relax too much because this is Test cricket,” the former Barbados seamer stressed.”You’ve got to be patient. This is Test cricket. It is very, very hard and you can see that the conditions here are very, very tough. They’re unforgiving, and you’ve got to keep working. You can’t afford to relax.”Estwick said one of the big lessons West Indies would take away from the ongoing tour was the value of discipline and focus.”When you’re bowling you’ve got to be patient. You have to learn to bowl one side of the wicket,” he pointed out.”One of the differences between the two teams is when their batters got in, they got big hundreds and I hope that our players would learn from that and move their averages from the mid-30s to the 40s and 45 and the only way you can do that is by churning out big scores.”SCOREBOARDPAKISTAN 1st innings 452WEST INDIES 1st innings 224PAKISTAN 2nd innings(overnight 114 for one)Sami Aslam c wkp Hope b Gabriel 50Azhar Ali c Holder b Cummins 79Asad Shafiq not out 58Younis Khan not out 29Extras (b4, lb3, w1, nb3) 11TOTAL (2 wkts decl., 67 overs) 227Fall of wicket: 1-93, 2-164.Bowling: Gabriel 12-2-36-1 (nb2), Cummins 7-0-26-1 (w1, nb1), Brathwaite 15-2-33-0, Bishoo 20-0-77-0, Holder 7-0-22-0, Chase 6-0-26-0.WEST INDIES 2nd innings (target: 456 runs)K Brathwaite lbw b Mohammad Nawaz 67L Johnson b Yasir Shah 9D Bravo c Mohammad Nawaz b Rahat Ali 13M Samuels c & b Yasir Shah 23J Blackwood not out 41R Chase not out 17Extras (lb1) 1TOTAL (4 wkts, 62 overs) 171Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-63, 3-112, 4-124.Bowling: Sohail Khan 10-2-24-0, Rahat Ali 14-1-40-1, Yasir Shah 18-2-60-2, Zulfiqar Babar 15-5-32-0, Mohammad Nawaz 5-0-14-1.Position: West Indies require a further 285 runs for victory with six wickets standing.Toss: Pakistan.Umpires: M Gough, R Illingworth; TV – P Reiffel.last_img read more

PVL: CSB scrapes past San Beda

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “San Beda was tough, even in the last two sets but our maturity played a huge role in our win,” St. Benilde head coach Arnold Laniog said in Filipino.San Beda’s Jomaru Amagan’s attack error capped a two-point swing for the Blazers, 28-26.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Blazers made up for their 42 errors by burying 49 kills. CSB also pocketed four service aces while San Beda had none.Abrot led Benilde with 22 points, with 20 coming from attack points while Roniey Adviento chalked up 11 markers. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES College of Saint Benilde hacked out a 25-21 15-25, 28-26, 27-25 win over San Beda to open its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference men’s tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Tied at 25 in the fourth set, Blazers’ Ruvince Abrot flourished in the clutch, scoring back-to-back points to end the game, 27-25.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westcenter_img Amagan led San Beda with 16 points in a losing effort.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ PVL: Bulldogs down Altas in battle of collegiate champs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

Perasol believes top Maroons playmaker will get better with Mighty stint

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Press corps honors united PBA board with President’s Award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I am sure that whatever experience Juan will gain from the Dubai tournament, he will share to his teammates,” added Perasol.The UP Maroons beat the twice-to-beat Falcons in the semifinals to advance to the Finals for the first time in 32 years, with De Liaño coming up with clutch performances anchored on his hot shooting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol believes that playmaker Juan Gomez de Liaño would become a better player after his stint with the Mighty Sports in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament slated on Feb. 1 to 9.“I personally know the strength of the competition there. I am sure that Juan will gain tremendously from that tournament,” said Perasol of his veteran guard, who made heads turn with his performance during the team’s Final Four duel with Adamson in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Re-emergence of unpopular uncultured PNC policies (Pt 1)

first_imgDear Editor,In 1988, many key stakeholders in Guyana invited the Carter Center to address the overwhelming epidemic disease of democracy, called ‘Rigging of National and Regional Elections’. Over the previous 26, the Peoples National Congress (PNC) as the controlling Government, had cultured, ingrained, and utilized this and other clandestine approaches to impose far too many brutal told and untold sufferings on the people of this nation.Coupled with the decades of exhibited poor performance by the PNC Government, the situation regarding uncontrolled cheating during elections had become alarming in epic and unparalleled proportions. The results were not only crippling to the country’s development, but they also threatened Guyana’s alliances with partners both regionally and globally. By then, international interventions were way over due, and they served to realize positions that were mutually acceptable on national and international levels.The Carter Center, and the Price Waterhouse served as key mediators in providing recommendations, and in engaging key stakeholders of the then Desmond Hoyte Led PNC Party and the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). The agreed prescription and recommended treatment for the infectious rigging informed a balanced platform and realized a considerable fair-minded mechanism for the operations of the Guyana Election Commission.Notably, the key stakeholders concluded many discussions of critical matters during a period which necessitated the postponement of National and Regional Elections for two years. The formula to elect the Chairman of the Commission and the process to employ staff of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) were all put in place, advancing the more valiant initiatives to eradicate the ‘Rigged Elections’ infection that had plagued our nation for decades. The epidemic was virtually exterminated, which led to a very progressive Guyana in the decades leading up to 2015.Today, under President Granger’s PNC dominated coalition Government, we are witnessing the re-emergence of this disease. Its fertilisation is now being openly advanced by the many unpopular uncultured PNC policies, which certainly undermines the agreed balance intended in the tested and proved constitutional changes. GECOM’s Secretariat is now administering many of the required activities in a most unprofessional manner that absolutely diminishes the nation’s trust and confidence.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Brazil Wants Liberian Embassy

first_imgThe Brazilian Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Paulo Cordeiro De Andrade Pinto, has stressed the need for a Liberian Embassy to be established in Brazil.Under Sec. Pinto made the request to Ambassador Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, Liberia’s Ambassador to Washington recently.Amb. Sulunteh was one of the Brazilian government’s foreign guests invited to witness the second term inauguration of President Dilma Vana Rouseff, the 36th and current president of that South American nation. Amb. Sulunteh was representing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was unable to attend.The Liberian diplomat’s meeting with Under Sec. Pinto followed the inauguration of President Rouseff.According to a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Washington, Amb. Sulunteh and Mr. Pinto’s held discussions on opening  bilateral and diplomatic collaboration with Liberia towards fulfilling their request.Amb. Sulunteh stated that the Brazilian foreign affairs official mentioned that Liberia has always supported Brazil. Brazil currently has an embassy in Monrovia. There are Brazilians working with ArcelorMittal affiliates and, according to Mr. Pinto, “98 percent of sea routes of Brazil fly the Liberian Flag.”The Brazilian Under Secretary promised to send a cable to the Brazilian Embassy in Washington to cooperate with the Liberian Embassy there on the way forward, the Liberian Embassy’s dispatch said.Both men also talked about the Ebola situation in Liberia. Amb. Sulunteh stated that Under Secretary Pinto had asked what Brazil could do to assist Liberia with its post-Ebola recovery.“The following areas of critical need were suggested for support: health sector reform, agriculture and food security,” according to the dispatch.“Under Secretary Pinto pledged his government’s support and said the appropriate request will be channeled through the United Nations Center for Excellence, as required by Brazilian Law,” the Liberian Embassy said.President Rousseff is the first woman to be elected President of Brazil. She was previously the Chief of Staff of former President Luiz da Silva from 2005 to 2010.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Two Nabbed for Murder in Nimba

first_imgNimba chief detective of police, James KartoeOfficers of the Liberia National police (LNP) assigned to the Nimba County Detachment have arrested two persons in connection with the gruesome killing of one Arthur Bleemie, 59.Bleemie was found dead in the town of Duogoton in the Yarpea Administrative District of Nimba County with cutlass wounds on his head and face.The incident allegedly took place on Friday, May 26, while Mr. Bleemie was on his way to the farm.Police immediately began an investigation into the killing and apprehended several persons, among whom they were able to arrest the killers after several days of investigations.One of the suspects, Yarlo Dahn, has reportedly confessed to the police that he and his friend, Josiah Quoi, killed Mr. Bleemie in order to prevent him from taking over his family’s cocoa and kola farms.Dahn, who is a cousin of the deceased, told police investigators that he committed the act because Mr. Bleemie had allegedly decided to take over his father’s cash crops.He said the late Bleemie was the administrator of his late father’s cocoa and kola farms, “and because I wanted to take ownership of the farms from Bleemie, this is why I hired Josiah to join me to kill him…I rewarded Josiah L$4000 during the next cocoa season.”Suspect Quoi is yet to comment on Dahn’s allegation leveled against him before police investigators.This gruesome killing has once again opened old wounds among the citizens as they continue without punitive actions from the government.Radio Nimba quoted the police as expressing satisfaction with the outcome of the investigation and thanking the citizens of Duogoton for the level of cooperation they provided.The two suspects are expected to be sent to court any day this week, upon the completion of the police investigation.Meanwhile, the late Arthur Bleemie has been buried, owing to the decomposed state of his corpse, chief detective of police in Nimba James Kartoe told Radio Nimba.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Couple set on fire while sleeping in mining camp

first_imgA 35-year-old man and his reputed wife are battling for their lives after they were set on fire while sleeping at their mining camp at Toroparo Landing, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), on Thursday morning.Lyndon Joseph and 30-year-old Maria Da Silva are patients in the burn unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital. Based on reports received, the couple attended a birthday celebration in the area on Wednesday evening during which they received information that the suspect was in their mining camp.The businessman and his wife left the party in haste and upon arriving at the mining camp, they saw the suspect. Joseph reportedly picked up a cutlass and dealt the man several lashes to his body.The suspect left the camp but according to reports, returned at about 04:00h on Thursday and proceeded to dowse gasoline on the couple and set them alight. He has since escaped the scene, leaving the camp to burn.The couple was rescued by public-spirited persons and taken to the Bartica Regional Hospital where they were treated and medivacked to the GPHC. Both Joseph and his wife would have sustained about 80 per cent burns about their body.The businessman is formerly of Jango Town, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.last_img read more


first_img*In the first of a regular series of articles on money matters, well-known Donegal financial adviser John McColgan deals with the issue of Life Cover. In the coming weeks John will deal with a range of money matters and how people can handle their finances properly.‘The Importance of updating your Life Cover’For all Donegal families Life Cover is a necessity……………. not a luxury !! You budget for your house insurance and car insurance because you will not allow yourself to be without them. ‘What if my house burns down?’ But what you don’t think about is your most valuable asset – Yourself !!You are the one who makes money to pay for your mortgage, loans, bills, food, education……and those are just the basics! My point is, don’t just insure your house or your car, insure yourself as well! You are the most valuable asset to your family!Unfortunately, many people don’t realize the importance of Life Cover until it’s too late, it protects those who depend on you and your ability to provide for them.We have all heard the tragic stories, we all know someone who has died suddenly from an accident, something unforeseen like a massive heart attack or stroke and prolonged illness. We all have to think about what and who we are leaving behind. Peace of mind in some cases CAN be bought! The security in knowing your loved ones will be looked after financially is priceless!Take for example Michael, a plumber, who had three kids with Theresa. He died suddenly from a massive heart attack. Luckily their mortgage was covered by a mortgage protection policy. They had car loans, credit cards, kids in school, the bills for the maintenance of the household, to name buta few expenses.Social Welfare payments did help but not to the extent that was needed. Michael had taken out Life Cover of €200,000 just 3 years previously at a cost of €39 per month. This lump sum was paid to Theresa three weeks after Michael’s death and was a major help in coping with the financial lossof the family breadwinner.I cannot advise you on how to cope emotionally with these things but I can advise you on how to cope financially. You may think that you require Life Cover only when you start getting older, but accidents and illnesses can strike at anytime………plus the younger you are when you take out these policies the cheaper the premiums will be.Over the last two years Life Assurance and Serious Illness Cover has become cheaper. There is no better time to get sorted! However cheap is not always best, get to know what’s on offer, the type, the amount and term of cover, but always make sure it suits you, your family and your financial needs, if the worst were to happen. The cost of these policies can vary substantially from one company to another so always check the fine print and the coverage offered especially if you want Serious Illness cover. The amount of Serious Illnesses which are covered is different with every company.Life Cover is a necessity…….. to be without it is not an option for you or your family.So talk to your local Donegal broker or call us on 074 9124366 or email enquiries@mccolganfinancial.ieCheck out our website at John Mc Colgan Financial Services Ltd is regulated by the Central Bank of IrelandEndsMONEY MATTERS WITH MCCOLGAN was last modified: May 8th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Injuries can’t derail AVC

first_imgLANCASTER – Several pivotal players on Antelope Valley College’s women’s basketball team have been lost to injuries or for personal reasons. The Marauders have kept winning because somebody has stepped up nearly every game. Such as LaShanna Bridgeforth, a freshman guard/forward who has made a major impact after starting the season as a role player. Bridgeforth (Littlerock High) scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds – both career highs – in AVC’s 76-53 Foothill Conference victory Saturday over Desert of Palm Desert. She scored 13 points in Monday’s 66-58 conference win over Cerro Coso of Ridgecrest. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “She’s been hurt, and she’s just starting to get back into shape,” AVC coach John Taylor said. “She’s been a huge factor, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for us.” Because of players such as Bridgeforth, AVC (19-8 overall, 9-1 Foothill) is in a strong position to win its fourth consecutive conference championship. The Marauders can secure the a title by winning its four remaining regular-season games. “Considering everything that’s has been thrown at us, it’s really a credit to the kids that we’re in this position,” Taylor said. “We’re not going to out-talent everybody with this team. They’ve had to grind out some wins, but they’re doing the job right now, and that’s the sign of a champion.” Shocker: The women’s softball team won the Mt. San Antonio of Walnut tournament Sunday, upsetting Mt. San Antonio, the state’s top-ranked team and defending state champion, 6-1 in the title game. Freshman Nikki Perez (Littlerock) struck out 10 batters and allowed three hits. She had a perfect game for 5 innings before allowing a solo homer. Katie Cornelison (Lancaster) hit two solo homers. Cornelison’s second homer started a controversial seventh inning. The game had been called by umpires after six innings because tournament rules stipulate that an inning cannot start after an hour and forty minutes had elapsed in a game. Mt. San Antonio coaches successfully argued that the sixth inning ended a minute before the time deadline. “When we went back on the field, the girls were pretty fired up, and (Katie) just crushed it over the right-field fence,” Antelope Valley coach Cindy Vargas said. The victory over a top-ranked team is believed to be the first in school history. Previously unranked AVC is now 11th in the state and fifth in Southern California. Tall order: A tough 73-67 overtime loss Saturday to Desert dealt a major blow to the men’s basketball team (12-15, 5-5), which likely must win its four remaining regular-season games to keep hope alive of reaching the playoffs. The Marauders have made the playoffs every year since Newton Chelette, who is retiring after 17 seasons as coach, took over the program. Inexperience has hurt AVC, which has blown big late leads in several conference losses. The Marauders returned just one player (shooting guard Deonte Huff) with significant experience. “Believe it or not, it really doesn’t bother me,” Chelette said. “I’m not going to let one season dampen everything we’ve accomplished here in 16 years. I’d just like it for these players to experience some success. “This group has improved (since the season’s start) more than any group I’ve coached at AVC, it’s just that they had so far to come.” Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more