TG, Waterhouse hunt back-to-back victories

first_img Strong defence “We have an experienced staff in Christopher Jackson, Ranique Anderson in central defence, as well as new-signing Theo Brown, but it could come down to two people. “It is a personal battle – Ranique Anderson and Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson. That battle could determine which team wins the game. Ranique played last week against Harbour View and we got a clean sheet, so that could be a good sign for us,” Gordon said. Waterhouse’s Jermain Anderson is also finding form, and coach Calvert Fitzgerald is delighted. “The team has a very positive outlook. We were very happy to get that 3-0 win over UWIFC (University of the West Indies Football Club) to get us into that win column and we are hoping to bring that over in the game against Tivoli,” said Fitzgerald, who is in his second stint at the club after making his way back from Rivoli in the off season. He added: “We got three goals and, for the previous four games, we had scored only one, so Sunday’s performance was most pleasing. We also had two scorers in that game in Jermain Anderson and Damarley Samuels, so that is also a positive.” But there were also negatives coming out of that game as influential midfielder Romario Campbell was red carded and will be serving a suspension. “It will be a loss playing without Romario (Campbell) as well as Kemar Beckford and Kemar Seivwright, both of whom picked up injuries, but we have capable replacements. “Omar Walcott and Rohan Amos are two defenders who could come in and we have a lot of good attacking young midfielders who will be eager to get a chance,” the confident Fitzgerald said. These attacking players will be coming up against the likes of Jermaine “Teddy” Johnson, who, on his day, can rip any defence to shreds. Johnson will have young Junior Flemmings and Andre Morgan as company. P W D L GF GA GD Pts Portmore 5 4 0 1 6 2 4 12 Reno 5 3 2 0 7 3 4 11 MoBay United 5 3 1 1 11 3 8 10 Humble Lion 5 2 2 1 4 3 1 8 Arnett 5 2 1 2 7 2 5 7 Cavalier 5 2 1 2 3 5 -2 7 H.View 5 1 3 1 4 5 -1 6 Tivoli 5 1 2 2 5 5 0 5 Boys’ Town 5 1 2 2 6 12 -6 5 Waterhouse 5 1 1 3 4 5 -1 4 Rivoli 5 1 1 3 4 7 -3 4 UWI FC 5 1 0 4 1 10 -9 3 The excitement at Frome could be just as great as it will be at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex as the resurging Reno, currently sitting in second position on 10 points, will host third-placed Montego Bay United, who are just a point behind. This game could remind many of the times when western Jamaica ruled local football. Boys’ Town could find the going rough when they host leaders Portmore United at Barbican while Cavalier will be looking to three points when UWIFC visit Stadium East. Today’s games 3:30 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Portmore United – Barbican Stadium 5:00 p.m: Cavalier vs UWI – Stadium East 3:30 p.m: Humble Lion vs Rivoli United – Effortville Community Centre 3:30 p.m: Reno vs Montego Bay United – Frome Complex 3:30 p.m: Tivoli Gardens FC vs Waterhouse – Edward Seaga Sports Complex Tomorrow’s game 8:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Arnett Gardens – Harbour View Stadium Points standingcenter_img Exciting matches Two places and a point separate them, but there will be much more at stake when they meet today in one of five games in the Red Stripe Premier League League (RSPL). Former champions Tivoli Gardens and Waterhouse, sitting in eighth and 10th places, respectively, will meet at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex in their quest to continue their climb up the table. Both teams recorded their first win from five games late week and would love to go two in a row and work their way out of the tightly bunched bottom half of the table. “Our aim is to continue displaying the attacking brand of football that we have been paying all season while not giving up anything defensively as we know we have the capacity and the ability to stop Waterhouse’s attacks,” Damion Gordon, assistant to head coach Christopher Bender, told The Sunday Gleaner yesterday. The Tivoli team, Gordon said, has been steadily finding their rhythm and are improving game by game. For today’s game, he said, their key to victory is handling their defensive responsibility.last_img read more

Social Protection Ministry to launch handbook for TIP victims

first_imgThe Social Protection Ministry in collaboration with the Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Ministerial Task Force will be launching the first victims’ rights handbook, in observance of World Human Trafficking Day on July 30, 2016.The handbook is intended to guide TIP victims to realise, understand, accept and demand their rights.Some of the most common violations of human rights are; the right to personal autonomy, the right not to be held in slavery or servitude, the right to liberty and security, the right to be free from cruel or inhumane treatment , the right to safe, healthy working conditions and the right to freedom of movement.Tanisha Williams- Corbin, Coordinator (Ag) Counter Trafficking In Persons (C-TIP) Unit, said that, the Ministry will also be launching a campaign titled “Look Out, Speak Out and Take Down” which will be taken to various hotspots.She explained that the Ministry will be aggressively pushing its awareness campaign to educate citizens about TIP with the aim of preventing, reducing and eliminating the scourge.Some of the activities planned are roadside gaffs, school awareness sessions for community, structured awareness sessions for community leaders, distribution of educational materials and novelties, and sessions with social minority groups inclusive of Sex Workers’ Coalition and Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination SASOD.The Ministry will also be providing counselling services for TIP victims, public assistance and necessary psychosocial support in keeping with the Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act of 2005, and provision of technical training and grants and loans for at risk families.last_img read more

Well Fire near Groundbirch

first_imgDo you have information or photos about this news story?  Send them to View Larger MapMap:  This map shows the exact location of the ConocoPhillips Well fire.A Well has caught fire near Groundbirch.- Advertisement -ConocoPhillips caught fire at approximately 3:55am Tuesday morning after an influx of gas occured at about 5pm Monday.  The well was contained until this morning when there appeared to be a breach of the well control equipment and the rig caught fire.  The rig is located approximately 30km east of Chetwynd or 45km west of Dawson Creek.ConocoPhillips says there were no injuries and road blocks are in place.  They have also set up air monitoring eqiupment in the area, but they believe there is no danger to the public because the site is in a remote area.  Witnesses in the area state they can see the fire from highway 97 which at its closest point is approximately 7km from the well site.Local authorities have been notified and ConocoPhillips has called in trained emergency personnel and fire fighting equipment.  The well continues to burn and the rig crew has been evacuated.  ConocoPhillips does not know how long it will take to control the fire.Advertisementlast_img read more

AFC Leopards appoint Serbian head coach

first_img“There was a list of almost 20 applicants and Kavazovic stood out for us because of the success he enjoyed with Rollers and also during his time with Bangladesh, he did very well. He has signed a two year contract and we look forward to having success with him,” AFC Secretary general Oscar Igaida said.He added; “He will come in with his own assistant and we will definitely have some local people assist him. On the composition of the current bench, we will make further decisions once the coach comes and tells us his roadmap.”-Tajikistan national teamKavazović is the former Tajikistan national football team head coach (2012 – 2013), and also former head coach of Tajikistan champions Istiqlol Dushanbe.As head coach of Dushanbe, Kavazović who has UEFA A and UEFA Pro coaching licenses won the AFC Presidents Cup in 2012 2012.In July 2012, he was the youngest national team head coach in the world, at age of 36.The tactician enjoyed success with Township Rollers where he worked from July 2017 before throwing in the towel earlier this month. In this duration, Rollers won the Botswana Premier League title for the 15th time and also clinched the Mascom Top 8 Cup.Kavazović led rollers to the group stage of the Champions League playing some beautiful football but unfortunately could not make it into the knockout stages.Ex-AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata watches from the touchline during a past Kenyan Premier League match. Photo/Timothy OlobuluThe tactician will hope not to suffer the fate of his predecessors who have struggled to finish even a year at the helm of the club. This year alone, the team has had three coaches.They started off with Robert Matano who guided them to last year’s FKF Shield before he was ousted and Tanzanian Dennis Kitambi took charge.Kitambi left in May and in came the Argentine Zapata who could not even finish the season, leaving with two matches to go and assistant Tom Juma taking over on interim basis.Meanwhile, AFC have confirmed that captain Duncan Otieno has left the club for Zambian top tier side Nkana FC for a fee of Sh1.5mn. Otieno who had a year running in his contract has been training with the side for the last two weeks and will join fellow Kenyan international Musa Mohammed at the club.At the same time, the club has been boosted with midfielder Whyvonne Isuza signing a three-year extension to his contract while defender Robinson Kamura penned a new two-year deal.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards new coach Nikola Kavazovic. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, KENYA, Oct 27 – Kenyan Premier League side AFC Leopards has appointed immediate former Township Rollers head coach Nikola Kavazovic as their new boss on a two year deal, replacing Argentine Rodolfo Zapata who is rumored to be headed the opposite way.The 43-year old Serb is expected in the country on November 5 and according to AFC Leopards management, he is expected to come in with his own assistant.last_img read more

Quotes from award-winning band Daughtry

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The coolest thing is having people like (Bon Jovi, with whom the band will be touring) taking us seriously that they want to work with us. People can say all they want that ‘He came from a TV show.’ But people like that taking us serioulsy is pretty cool.”– Chris Daughtry, former “American Idol” contestant who fronts Daughtry, on the band’s upcoming tour with Bon Jovi.“eBay.”– Josh Steely, guitarist of Daughtry, on where he plans to put his award.center_img “The people we were up against – I don’t even know what to say. We were honored for our hard work.”– Chris Daughtry, the former “American Idol” contestant who fronts Daughtry, on his thoughts about his band’s wins.“Honestly we haven’t seen home for more than a week since January. So, the biggest thing for us is to see family. Without them, it would be empty going home. Obviously, we’re thankful for being here for these awards. But it doesn’t override family.”– Chris Daughtry, the former “American Idol” contestant who fronts Daughtry, on what he’s most thankful for.last_img read more

Explained: What happens to fourth spot if Liverpool win Europa League

first_img Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-1 on aggregate to confirm their place in the Europa League final on Wednesday 18 May 1 The season has come to a close, but Liverpool’s place in the Europa League final has still led to some questions.One such question currently doing the rounds is: if Liverpool win the competition, would it impact the club who has finished fourth in the Premier League?And the answer is: no, it wouldn’t.Manchester City’s place is safe.Winning the Europa League would award the Premier League a fifth place in the Champions League, so Liverpool’s result has no bearing on qualification for the top four.Fourth place was only at risk of missing out on the Champions League had Manchester City progressed to the final, won the tournament, while finishing outside of the top four, as well as Liverpool claiming the Europa League trophy. In that case, the same scenario as the 2011/12 season could have occured, in which Chelsea lifted the European Cup and took Tottenham Hotspur’s qualification place, despite Spurs finishing fourth and Chelsea ending up sixth in the Premier League.The Europa League final between Liverpool and Sevilla takes place Wednesday 18 May, kick off 19:45 BST at FC Basel’s St. Jakob-Park in Switzerland – and it’s live on talkSPORT.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Sports Star Awards August ReviewAugust produced many memorable moments in Donegal sport with the headline grabbers including Kieran Murray, Ciaran Doherty, Avril McNamee, Mark English and Hugh Gallagher who all performed on the world stage doing their county and country proud. Ramelton’s Kieran Murray won two golds in the 5k and 1,500m while also taking a bronze in the 800m at the World Transplant Games in Argentina. Letterkenny AC’s Ciaran Doherty claimed a silver medal in the World Masters Steeplechase in Lyon, France. Also in Lyon 91-year-old Carrigart man Hughie Gallagher won three golds in the Hammer, Weight Throw and Weight Pentathlon and a silver in the Javelin.Avril McNamee from Ballybofey reached the semi-finals of both the Women’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ singles at the World Handball Championship Calgary, Canada. It was a busy month for the reigning Overall Donegal Sports Star Award winner Mark English who won the 800m Final at the National Track & Field Championships in Santry. Later in the month he missed out on a place in the World Athletic 800m Final in Beijing finishing fifth in his semi-final in a time of 1.45.55, which ranked him 10th overall. However, there was still great news for English who was also a member of the Irish 4x400m relay team that set a new national record in Beijing but failed to qualify for the final when finishing 8th in a heat in Beijing. In the middle of the month Raphoe Boxing Club’s Peter O’Donnell, managing the Irish senior team for the first time, saw two of his fighters win gold at the European Championships in Bulgaria. Belfast’s Michael Conlan won his 56kg final bout while Westmeath’s Joe Ward was triumphant in the light heavy-weight decider. Right at the end of August another former Overall Donegal Sports Award winner Letterkenny’s Sinead Jennings and her partner Claire Lambe posted the fastest time of the round to qualify for the quarter-finals of the lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France.Kilmacrennan’s Richard Kerr took his first podium in the BSB Motostar Championship at Caldwell Park in Lincolnshire. The youngster on a Honda produced a fantastic final lap to take third place. Kerr had previously finished 16th and 15th respectively in two races at the Truxton Track in the UK. Another talented young lad Ronan Whyte, from Ardara, won all five of his games for the Irish U16 team at the Home International Snooker competition held in Leeds. Ronan, a member of the North West Snooker Club in Letterkenny, was part of the Irish team that had wins over Scotland, Belgium, Northern Ireland and Wales. The only defeat was against England.The 2013 Overall Donegal Sports Star Award winner Jason Quigley continued his unbeaten start in professional boxing with a second round win over Michael Faulk in California. In the middle of August Donagh Kelly won the Irish Tarmac Championship Drivers title after crossing the line first in the Ulster Rally in Enniskillen. Donagh and navigator Kevin Flanagan have now completed the double after winning the National Rally Championship earlier in the summer. Ardara’s Declan Gallagher and co-driver Ryan Moore finished in a fine third place at the 4×4 Exporter Galway Summer Rally.Letterkenny man Sean McFadden finished second in his age category at the Copenhagen Ironman Triathlon. Earlier in the month McFadden had won the final race in the 100 mile Chain Driven Cycles Ultra TT series from Sligo to Longford and back in a time of 4.19.44.Tirconaill AC’s Mary McLoone won two gold medals at the National Track & Field Championships in Santry. The Doochary woman won her 10th Triple Jump title as well as taking first place in the Long Jump. Inishowen AC’s Pauric McKinney won the Male Over 50 gold medal at the National Half Marathon Championships in Dublin crossing the line first in a time of 1:12:26. And on the first day of the month James Kelly of Finn Valley AC set a new Celtic Games record as he won the U-16 Shot Putt throwing 17.68m in Glasgow. The previous record of 17.56m was set by his brother John. 16-year-old Courtney Greene from Meenmore, Dungloe won the Working Hunter Ponies Competition at the Dublin Horse Show. Staying with the equine sport Letterkenny jockey Dylan Browne-McMonagle became the youngest ever winner of the famous Dingle Derby on the horse Lets Go owned by his uncle Adrian Browne. The 12-year-old also won two other races in a memorable weekend at the Co. Kerry racecourse. Young Oisin Orr had the biggest win of his career to date riding Balmont Mast to victory at Dundalk.It was a good month for cycling with Adam McGeever from Gweedore, a member of the AAA club, winning three gold medals at the National Youth Cycling Championships in Westport. He also won both the U11 road race and time trial in Omagh. Dunlewey’s Amanda Gallagher made it back-to-back wins in the time-trial at the Irish National Cycling Championships in Westport. Amanda also took silvers in the Road Race and the Criterium. Meanwhile Ciara Doogan of Errigal Cycling Club won both the time trail and the road race at the Junior National Cycling Championships in Cong, Co Mayo. The previous week the 17-year-old had produced a fine ride to finish 25th in the Women’s Junior Road Race at the European Road Championships in Tartu, Estonia. It was her first major international road race championships.The reigning Young Donegal Sports Star Award holder town Karl Griffin finished third in a time of 1:48:13 at an international meeting in Ninove near Brussels while at the start of the month Finn Valley’s Janine Boyle was third home in the U-18 100m at the Celtic Games in Glasgow in a time of 12.21.  Staying with athletics Anne-Marie McGlynn took silver in the 3000m Steeplechase at the National Track & Field Championships in Santry and at the same venue Brendan Boyce was second in the 10k Walk. Young Lifford AC member Tom Mullen of rounded of a great season by winning in the Ulster U15 Combined Events Championships at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast.In the middle of August Carndonagh fighter Labhaoise Clarke was most unlucky to lose by a majority decision to a Belarussian opponent in a European Junior Quarter-Final in the 54kg category. On the GAA front Donegal’s dream of a second All-Ireland title in the space of three years after losing heavily to Mayo on a score of 2-13 to 0-11 in an All-Ireland Quarter-final at Croke Park. While there was also heartbreak for the Donegal senior ladies who lost 2-13 to 2-11 Armagh in an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-final in Clones. But, one of their star players Yvonne McMonagle was honoured for her outstanding performances in the historic championship run by being named the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s July ‘Player of the Month’.In golf Kyle McCarron, Keelan Quigg, Garrett Mallon, Ryan Gribben and Kyle McCarron were members of the North West G.C. team from Buncrana that won the Ulster Final of the AIG Barton Shield at Knock Golf Club in Belfast defeating Warrenpoint. The team was captained by John O’Donnell. There was martial arts success for Lifford’s Three Rivers Shotokan Club at the Rene Small International Cup in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare with golds for Ciaran Crawford and Emma Dolan, Natasha Doherty (silver) and bronze for Jamie-Lee Simpson.  In the middle of the month Loughros Point Rowing Club took second place in the Men’s Open Classic at the All-Ireland Rowing Championships in Kerry.On the last Friday in August Finn Harps moved back up to second in the League of Ireland First Division with a 3-2 away win over Cabinteely. Two Kevin McHugh goals and one from Nathan Boyle had Harps 3-0 up at the break but the hosts came back with two second half goals. The previous week Ollie Horgan’s side had recorded a crucial 1-0 win over Shelbourne in Ballybofey after losing their place at the top of the League of Ireland First Division to Wexford Youths at Ferrycarrig Park at the beginning of August.  Ex-Letterkenny Rovers lad Dale Gorman played his first full 90 minutes for Stevenage FC in their 2-0 home win over Hartepool. Gorman had made his competitive debut the previous week as a sub in the 2-1 defeat by Ipswich Town in a Capital One Cup game at Portman Road. Gweedore Celtic’s Marc Walsh and Bonagee Utd’s Connor O’Reilly were members of the the Republic of Ireland Development squad who defeated St Josephs Boys 3-1 in the first game of the Hibernia Cup. Both lads also featured in the 2-1 loss to Sunderland. Walsh scored the first goal in the 3-2 third/fourth place play-off against Northern Ireland.  Leitirmacaward’s Carl McHugh was on the Plymouth Argyle side that had at 4-1 victory over Carlisle in English League Division 2.Two Donegal girls Nicole Gordon (Greencastle) and Zoe McGlynn (Raphoe) started for the Republic of Ireland in an international friendly that ended 1-1 against Scotland in Listowel. Sarah Jane McDonald (Greencastle) came on as a second half sub. McGlynn also started and it was from her corner that the equalizer arrived in the second 1-1 draw against the Scots. McDonald and Gordon both came on as subs.In triathlon on the first day of August Letterkenny 24/7’s Siobhan Gallagher was third woman home in the Omagh Tri Lough Sprint Triathlon.  The following day Siobhan was first in the Velocity Man Triathlon in Moville.  Meanwhile her club colleague John Cannon won a gold medal at Dublin’s Ironman 70.3. John had previously taken gold at the National Championships in Athlone in his age group. In the middle of August another 24/7’s Triona McMenamin won the women’s race at the Lough Neagh Sprint Triathlon in Ballyronan, Derry and another club member Aidan Callagan finished fourth in the senior men’s category.For further information on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to HYPERLINK “” or on Facebook Donegalsports Starawards. KIERAN MURRAY AND CIARAN DOHERTY AMONG STAND-OUT PERFORMERS FOR AUGUST was last modified: September 9th, 2015 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 are at center of Steve Kerr’s attention

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn’t anticipate being this shorthanded, this early.Down to just one center on a guaranteed contract, and one on a training camp deal, the Warriors start the preseason short on big bodies, and are exploring free agent options to fill the gaps. Kerr noted before Saturday’s preseason opener against the Los Angeles Lakers at the new Chase Center that the Warriors held workouts for “a few guys” and will make a decision on adding a center in the next few …last_img read more

Open Dialogue in Support of 16 Days of Activism

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 25 November 2015 – In support of 16 Days of Activism, Brand South Africa is partnering with Lesedi Fm to host an open dialogue in Kroonstad, Free State on Monday 30 November 2015.The rights of women and children come into the spotlight during the annual international 16 Days of Activism Campaign which calls for the end of violence against women and children. A key tenant of the campaign rests on the notion that before women and children can be empowered they need to be protected.Brand South Africa invites media to attend the open dialogue to workshop measures that will enable the prevention and eradication of all forms of violence against women and children in the province, and in South Africa as a whole. In line with the 16 days of activism campaign, the dialogue will advocate for the full inclusion of women across all spheres of social and economic activity.Media are invited to attend as follows:Date: Monday 30 November 2015Time: 09h00-12h00Venue: Municipal Theatre, Municipal Building, KroonstadRSVP: Please confirm your attendance with Kelly Davids on or 074 928 4285.last_img read more

Turkey hunters checked nearly 18,000 birds this spring

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio hunters checked 17,793 wild turkeys during the combined 2016 spring wild turkey hunting season and youth wild turkey hunting season, April 16 to May 15, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).Hunters checked 16,229 birds during the four weeks of the 2016 wild turkey season compared to 16,049 birds in 2015. Young hunters checked 1,564 birds during the 2016 youth season compared to 1,589 in 2015.Ohio’s 2016 spring wild turkey season was open April 18 through May 15. Youth season was April 16-17. Find more information about wild turkey hunting at turkeys were extirpated in Ohio by 1904 and were reintroduced in the 1950s by the ODNR Division of Wildlife. Ohio’s first modern day wild turkey season opened in 1966 in nine counties, and hunters checked 12 birds. The wild turkey harvest topped 1,000 for the first time in 1984. Spring turkey hunting opened statewide in 2000, and Ohio hunters checked more than 20,000 wild turkeys for the first time that year.last_img read more