NEW champions were crowned on Monday night following the seventh staging of the Jamaica High School Alumni Football Competition at the Lauderdale Sports Complex in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) turned back defending champion, the Manning’s School 1-0 in the final.The two-day tournament, which was held over the Labour Day weekend, saw 15 teams participating, with Vere Technical the only team that failed to show up for their matches.Competition was very fierce from Sunday’s opening day, where last year’s finalists, Manning’s and Kingston College (KC), went down to 1-0 defeats to Meadowbrook and Old Harbour High, respectively.STETHS sent an early warning with the biggest win on the opening day, hammering St Mary’s College 4-0. They followed up with a 1-0 win over Herbert Morrison, then a 0-0 stalemate with Dinthill.Manning’s bounced back to win their other matches, but KC lost 1-0 to Dinthill in their wild card play-off.Only one Corporate Area school made the quarter-finals, Excelsior.That, however, was as far as they got, as four teams from western Jamaica STETHS, Manning’s, Cornwall College and Rusea’s advanced to the semi-finals. Manning’s stopped Cornwall 1-0, while STETHS profited from two penalties for a 2-0 win over Rusea’s.Tournament MVP and Golden Boot winner Michael Binns, along with former Arnett Gardens player, Jonathan Williams and Akeil Marshall, enabled STETHS to dominate. However, goalkeeper Kevin Williams was brilliant and denied Marshall from the penalty spot, as the half ended goalless.unstoppableIt was all STETHS in the second half as Binns was unstoppable, creating the goal from a solo run as he dribbled by four players before passing to Williams, who fired past the keeper to give his team the winner.Winning coach O’Neil Bloomfield was an elated man.”We are happy for the win as after reaching the quarter-finals and semi-finals over the years, we were determined to go all the way this time around,” said Bloomfield.Losing manager Dirk Brown said: “Congrats to STETHS, they were the better team today.”But missing some key members for the final, due to injuries, cost us,” added Brown.STETHS’ Damian Harriott was voted the best goalkeeper, while Garfade Johnson of Manning’s was voted the best defender.Tournament coordinator Lavern Deer is looking forward to next year’s eighth staging.”I am very impressed with the organisation this time around as this has being the biggest so far in terms of teams and attendance, and this has taken off big time, locally and internationally. We will be starting our plans for next year very early … so that more teams can be involved,” she said.Meanwhile, Dinthill retained the netball title, defeating Mt Alvernia High 21-14 in the final.
A very deplorable spot on the Grand Gedeh and River Cess highway in southeast Liberia.Rural Liberians Urge New GOVT to Make Road Connectivity Paramount, ForemostSeveral rural Liberian farmers and business people have lamented the fact that President George Manneh Weah did not mention anything about road connectivity in his inaugural address on January 22, 2018 in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.However, political commentators told the Daily Observer in separate interviews on Monday that perhaps the Liberian leader might give details on his infrastructure development plans in his legislative agenda.The lack of good road connectivity is an age old problem that has confronted rural dwellers including farming communities virtually forever. Entire sections of the country are cut off during the annual rainy season as most roads degenerate into muddy troughs that make vehicular traffic extremely challenging.Such difficulties continue to hamper development initiatives in many parts of the country to the extent that on some occasions development projects are not completed on time, or not completed at all.On many occasions during the course of the heavy rains in Liberia, commercial, private and other public service vehicles are seen stranded for weeks in deep mud on some of the major highways in several parts of the country.Farmers and business people also told the Daily Observer, for example, that bridges that only require small sums of money to rebuild or repair are left unattended to deteriorate, most often at the detriment of ordinary Liberian farmers and business people.“Our roads are most of the times in very deplorable conditions thus, making our harvested produce to get rotten on the way to our various markets in our country. This should claim the immediate attention of our new government,” farmer Davidson B. Kolliewala stressed.Kolliewala, 45 of Gbarpolu County, who produces rice, cassava and yams on a very large scale urged top officials of the new Liberian Government to strive hard and fix farm to market roads in the country.“I was indeed disappointed and felt sad because our President did not mention even a sentence about our farm to market road connectivity, something I personally expected to hear from our President that received massive support from us in the rural areas of our country,” Kolliewala lamented.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
EBFA / Juicy Juice U-13 LeagueThe Timehri Panthers were crowned the inaugural champions of the East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Juicy Juice Under-13 League after the slimmest of monumental victories over Agricola on Sunday at the Timehri Red Ground.The inaugural champions, Timehri Panthers, are jubilant after winning the Juicy Juice U-13 LeagueThe showdown, which ended as a 1 – 1 stalemate, was not short of action, and the teams were constantly at each other’s throat in an effort to get ahead.Panthers’ Omar Sam scored the equalizer, which was also the decider, in the 46th minute of an intense showdown which eventually earned Panthers the league win.This league went all the way to the final match between the two sides. Interestingly, both sides kept their unbeaten records intact. Going into the game, Timehri had won their previous eight (8) matches while Agricola had won seven (7) and drawn one.The Agricola team played very well in the tournament, but finished as the runner-upAgricola’s Ian Daniels delivered in just the 4th minute when he worked his way past the Timehri defenders and fired past the goalkeeper, much to the delight of the throng of Agricola fans.But in the 46th minute, there was a scrimmage in front of goal, and this allowed Sam to capitalize.It was a fitting end to a well contested league, featuring ten (10) of the clubs affiliated to the EBFA. Diamond United took the third place trophy, while Diamond Upsetters walked away with the fourth place trophy.Agricola won all but one of the individual awards. Timehri Panthers’ Colin David was named Best Coach of the League. Ian Daniels, who ended with 32 goals in 9 matches, was acclaimed the tournament’s Highest Goal Scorer as well as Most Valuable Player.Fellow teammate Andel Manoharlall copped the Best Goalkeeper Trophy.Representing the sponsor, Sureia Manufacturing, distributors of Juicy Juice, Sean Rodrigues, in remarks before the presentation, informed the clubs that the company was very pleased to be associated with the EBFA through sponsorship of the U-13 League, which no doubt brought to the fore a number of talented youths, whom he is confident would go on to represent Guyana.The EBFA extended sincere thanks to Sureia Manufacturing for its partnership, and is looking forward to many more collaborations as they continue to empower the youths of the East Bank and Linden- Soesdyke Highway through football.Attention will now be turned to the annual Ralph Green-sponsored Under-11 League which will kick off in two weeks’ time. The EBFA will this weekend stage a coaches’ workshop that would be facilitated by its Technical Advisor Winston Benons and GFF/EBFA Technical Development Officer Devon Winter.
0Shares0000South Korea’s Son Heung-min scored in the 2-0 win over Germany that knocked the defending champions out of the World Cup. © AFP / BENJAMIN CREMELJAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug 14 – Son Heung-min has lit up the World Cup and the Premier League but unnervingly it is the Asian Games in Indonesia that could make or break the career of the prolific South Korean forward.Anything less than gold and Son, 26, faces a compulsory stint of nearly two years’ military service — a severe blow to the player, his national team and his club, Tottenham Hotspur. Son bade farewell to his Spurs team-mates after Saturday’s season-opening win at Newcastle and flew some 7,000 miles (12,000 km) to Jakarta for Asia’s regional Olympics, under a special deal brokered with the club.As Asia’s all-time Premier League top-scorer, and a huge celebrity in his home country, he will undoubtedly be the Asian Games football tournament’s biggest star.But more than national glory is at stake as nearly every able-bodied South Korean male — regardless of wealth or fame — is required to enrol by age 28 in the military, for a minimum of 21 months.Son is banking on the defending champions earning him a rare reprieve only permitted for elite sportsmen such as Olympic or World Cup medallists.At the Asian Games, only gold will be sufficient to avoid the call-up.While South Korea enter the Asian Games as favourites, the tournament features fellow 2018 World Cup contestants Japan, Saudi Arabia and Iran.But unlike those rival nations, South Korea has used its three wildcards — players permitted aged over 23 — to bring in its biggest stars.Son’s club side Tottenham have shown willingness to compromise, despite knowing the prolific forward could miss Premier League clashes against Fulham, Manchester United and Watford if his team reach the final.Son, who signed a new, five-year deal with Spurs in July, has been released in return for missing South Korea’s first two games at January’s senior-level Asian Cup, along with an international friendly in November.The Asian Games is not a FIFA tournament, so clubs are not obliged to make players available. Son missed the last edition, when South Korea beat North Korea in a tense final, after Bayer Leverkusen refused to release him.But both club and player know Son is approaching his peak playing age, and the toll two years away from any football could take on his career.– Military fatigues –In Son’s last appearance for the Taeguk Warriors, he scored in injury time as South Korea knocked defending champions Germany out of the World Cup in Russia.If they fail at the Asian Games, Son will swap Tottenham’s state-of-the-art new White Hart Lane stadium for life in military barracks, where up to 30 soldiers sleep in each room.On meagre pay of 310,000 won ($275) per month, soldiers are assigned to a range of duties, from riding tanks to standing patrol at the heavily fortified border with North Korea — with whom the South remains technically at war.An infamously spartan military diet has at least improved over the past decade, with soldiers in the mess served rice, meat or fish and soup, along with the national dish of kimchi.And Son may have other elite footballers for company.Goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo, who shot to prominence with a string of superb saves in the win over Germany, and Japan-based Hwang Ui-jo also face their last chances to avoid military service.But for Son the stakes are even higher, given his burgeoning career in football’s richest league.And while most top South Korean footballers can spend their service playing for the K-League’s military side Sangju Sangmu, Son is not eligible as he has never appeared in the domestic league.South Korea kick off their tournament against Bahrain on Wednesday, before further group matches against Malaysia and Kyrgyzstan. The final will take place on September 1.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks players celebrate their post-match penalties win over Gor Mahia in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Quarter Final at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 3 – Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya has challenged his players to go on and win the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield title having grown in performance every season, reaching the final last year and losing 2-0 to AFC Leopards.Sharks booked a slot in their third consecutive semi-final on Sunday after shocking favorites Gor Mahia with a 4-2 victory on post-match penalties after a barren stalemate in regulation time. “We had a good intention going into this match and basically it’s a job they started which I think they should now go on and finish. We came third in the first attempt then last year we were second, now we should go ahead and clinch it,” the tactician told Capital Sport.He has admitted that he had been worried that the team’s missed chances in the entire 90 minutes would come to haunt them in the shoot-out but has praised his players for keeping their composure and clinching a slot in the semis.They will now square out with Ulinzi Stars, the same side that plucked them at a similar stage in their debut appearance in 2016 with a 4-1 blanking at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.Meanwhile, three-time champions Sofapaka have their eyes fixed on a fourth crown especially having failed in their bid to clinch the Kenyan Premier League title.-Baraza eyes historySofapaka head coach John Baraza (right) consults with his assistant Ndagano Mshagalusha during their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Quarter Final against Tusker FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluJohn Baraza was at the heart of all their three titles as a player, banging in the goals to help them win, but is now on the opposite side of the fraction, leading the team as head coach.Ahead of him, he stares at the potential history making feat of winning the title both as a coach and player and this is something he says he relishes and is pushing him to ensure the side qualify for another final.“It is always good to have that history. I have season in leagues abroad coaches winning titles they won as players and it is always a good feeling. Look at Zidane winning the Champions League as a player and coach; I also want to have that achievement,” the young tactician says.But biggest motivator he says is the prospect of playing continental football and increasing the opportunities for his players.“I give them (players) a good example with Gor Mahia. Look at how they have put themselves on the African map so well by playing in the Confederations Cup. This is something that we can achieve as well. These players need to understand that playing out there increases your chances of growth. Walusimbi is now in South Africa and he was just here,” the coach said.Batoto ba Mungu will now square it out with reigning champions AFC Leopards in what will be an epic semi-final clash.-Matano blames lack of qualityTusker FC head coach Robert Matano shouts instructions on the touchline during their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Quarter Final against Sofapaka at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 2, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, coach Robert Matano who led Ingwe to the title last season failed in his bid to reach a third consecutive final and become the first coach to win the title back to back with two different sides after his Tusker side lost 2-1 to Sofapaka.Matano led Ulinzi Stars to the 2016 final where they lost 1-0 to Tusker before leading AFC to the crown last year. The tactician now says that his Tusker side didn’t have the requisite quality to battle Sofapaka, but notes they will regroup to challenge for the crown next season.“We didn’t have the quality to match Sofapaka. Although we have the players to win matches, the real quality and how you can compete was missing. We don’t have that experience enough but they fought well,” Matano said after the game.His focus now will be pegged on the league where he hopes to aid his side to a top three finish. They are currently sixth in the standings with 43 points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Capital One Cup Third Round Draw: Big derbies as Tottenham host Arsenal and Aston Villa get Birmingham
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160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Topanga Memorial Day Parade, 9 a.m. Parade begins at Pine Tree Center (center of town). Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade, 11 a.m. Parade begins at Sherman Way and Remmet Avenue. Memorial Day Observance, 11:30 a.m., San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, 14440 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar. Call (818) 365-5860. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Memorial Day Concert featuring the Limeliters, 5 p.m., Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. Free. Call (805) 381-2747 or (805) 495-2163. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail email@example.com.
MOVILLE’S Minor Ladies did Donegal proud in their Ulster final showdown in Belfast today.The Foylesiders were involved in a superb clash with Sean O’Neill’s from Armagh in the provincial final stage by St Paul’s GAA club in Belfast.It was a fast and furious start with both sides hitting goals, but it was Moville who led at half time 2-12 to 3-06. And they added to that three point advantage to go 5-12 to 4-07 within ten minutes of the re-start.The Armagh club however came storming back, and reduced the deficit to 5-13 to 5-09 with five minutes to go.O’Neills closed in on their Donegal opponents with some ruthless finishing, adding another goal and four points without reply into injury time.The final score was 6-13 to 5-13, a goal was the difference. It will be hard to take for the Moville girls but they can come back to Donegal tonight with their heads high after a stunning display and giving a great display on behalf of Ladies Football in Donegal. HEARTACHE AS MOVILLE MINORS LOSE ULSTER FINAL IN DYING SECONDS was last modified: December 7th, 2013 by John2Share 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) Tags:HEARTACHE AS MOVILLE MINORS LOSE ULSTER FINAL IN DYING SECONDS
The priest who helped heartbroken mum Jackie McNair cope with losing her son Sean said she never gave up hope of finding his body.Rathmullan priest Fr Martin Collum has been a pillar of strength and support for Jackie in recent days.Last night he told Donegaldaily.com that Jackie only went to mass to pray for her son – just hours before he was found around 3pm yesterday in Lough Swilly. “Jackie was at mass this morning and we prayed for her together that Sean would be found soon.“I am just so glad that her prayers have been answered and that she has Sean back to give him a proper burial. That’s all she ever wanted,” he said.Fr Collum has been with Jackie and her friends from the very outset of the tragic incident on July 16th when Sean disappeared while swimming off Rathmullan pier.He said the support from the local community in Rathmullan and across Donegal has been remarkable. “People took Jackie to heart because they knew the hurt she was going through and they just wanted to help.“Everyone has been so good in the local community and all they wanted for us was to find Sean.“Thankfully that has happened now and Jackie can make the proper arrangements for Sean now,” he said.Sean’s body was found yesterday afternoon around 3pm after a large-scale search around the waters and shores of the lough.The coastguard had admitted that they were planning on winding down the scale of the search in the coming days before Sean’s body was found. Almost 30 boats put to sea yesterday along with shoreline search crews.It was members of the Dundalk Sub-Aqua team who finally located Sean’s body.However Fr Collum said he wanted to pay tribute to all those who took part in the search in any way in recent days.Meanwhile funeral arrangements were last night being made by Jackie and her family. EndsPRIEST SAYS HEARTBROKEN MUM NEVER GAVE UP HOPE OF FINDING HER SON was last modified: July 25th, 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)Tags:missingRathmullan PierSEan McNair
A MAN who repeatedly punched two Gardai during a vicious attack is facing prison.Repeat offender Mark Paton, Greenhills, Letterkenny already has a suspended prison sentence hanging over him, Letterkenny District Court heard today.Inspector Michael Harrison today outlined a shocking incident last October when Gardai attempted to question Paton outside an Aldi store in the town. “Paton is known to local gardai and to the garda drugs unit,” said Inspector Harrison outlining the case.“Gardai attempted to speak to him and noticed that he had thrown away a package. One Garda then retrieved this package and Paton jumped on him, punching him with his fist on three occasions.”When a second Garda intervened, Paton also struck him.Eventually they managed to restrain Paton, handcuffed him and took him to Letterkenny Garda Station.The package, said the inspector, was later found to contain two ecstasy tablets.Paton was charged with assaulting two gardai, criminal damage and possession of drugs.Inspector Harrison told Judge Paul Kelly that Paton had quite a number of previous convictions for drugs offences, traffic offences and unlawful possession of firearms.He also said Paton had a four-month prison sentence – suspended from another case – hanging over him.At the request of solicitor Frank Dorrian, Judge Kelly agreed to a one-week adjournment.Paton will be sentenced for his latest offences next Monday.MAN WHO REPEATEDLY PUNCHED TWO GARDAI FACING JAIL was last modified: January 29th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:MAN WHO REPEATEDLY PUNCHED TWO GARDAI FACING JAIL