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first_imgShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-side football titleWaterford Primary captured the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Chubby Portmore Primary Football League with a 4-2 penalty kicks win over arch-rivals Naggo Head Primary in an exciting final at the Cedar Grove Sports Complex last Thursday.The keenly contested match watched by a lively crowd went down to the wire as a penalty shoot-out decided the winners after both teams were deadlocked after regulation and extra time. Rochede Rose, Jevin Parkinson, Demario Knight, Josheme Nelson scored the penalties for Waterford.At the end of the match Ian Andrews, the Administrative Director of INSPORTS handed over the championship trophy to Waterford Primary.Portsmouth Primary wins againDefending champions Portsmouth defeated Independence City 18-7 to retain their title in the final of the INSPORTS Portmore Primary School Netball League at the Ascot High School’s court last Monday.Independence City were no match for the champions with centre Sanaca Knight, who was later named the most valuable player during the month-long competition, dominating play from mid-court.In addition to lifting the coveted trophy, Portsmouth were also named the most disciplined team to go along with the dress parade which they won on the opening day of the competition on November 5.Winning coach Sheryl Wignall was named top coach for guiding Portsmouth to victory.Meanwhile, Greater Portmore defeated Naggo Head 15-10 in the play-off for third place, while Independence City received an award for being the most improved team this year.Cedar Grove blank SouthboroughCedar Grove Estate FC blanked Southborough 3-0 to register their first win of the season from two games, as action continued in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League last Sunday.Chase Singh, Steven Squire and Chrisna Wright scored for Cedar Grove who now have four points. Leaders Braeton United (six points) also had a similar 3-0 win over Daytona. In another game, Cumberland and Racing United drew 2-2. Cedar Grove will next be in action when they host Daytona at their Sports Complex this afternoon at 3 p.m. Tomorrow at the Racing field, Edgewater take on Cumberland at 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. Racing United tackle Waterford.Dunbeholden drub Watson GroveDunbeholden sent Watson Grove crashing out of the FLOW-sponsored St Catherine FA Lincoln “Happy” Sutherland Senior KO Football Competition with a big 5-0 win at the Dunbeholden field last Saturday.In other games, Marcus Garvey United hammered Travellers 4-0; Christian Pen whipped Hellshire United 4-1; Bodles booted McCook’s Pen 2-0; G.C. Foster clipped Windsor Lion 2-1; Royal Lakes eliminated East Portmore Portals 2-1; Tredegar Park beat Federal United 1-0; Portsmouth defeated Dela Vega City 1-0; Naggo Head nipped Rodwood 1-0 whil, New Raiders advanced 4-2 on penalties over Spanish Town Police Youth Club after a 1-1 regulation and extra-time scoreline.Westchester ‘A’ rich form continuesWestchester ‘A’ went on another goal scoring spree as they trounced Pro Santos B 27-8 in action from the South East St Catherine Netball League last Saturday.Also on Saturday, Express All Stars steam-rolled Passagefort Strikers 22-12; Pro-Santos A edged Progressive Strikers 14-12. In games played last Sunday Westchester ‘A’ battled past Express All Stars 25-20 in a keenly contested game, while, Pro Santos B spanked Passagefort Strikers 25-8.Today’s games: Mega Angels vs Express All Stars; Westchester vs Progressive Strikers and Pro-Santos ‘A’ vs Passagefort Strikers.Tomorrow’s games: Mega Angels vs Westchester; Pro-Santos ‘A’ vs Pro-Santos ‘B’ ; Progressive Strikers vs Express All Stars. The league which is in its first season is a collaborative effort between the Social Development Commission (SDC), and Colin Fagan, the Member of Parliament for South East St Catherine. quarter-finals todayFour quarter-final games in the third annual Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-side Football Competition will be played today in Waterhouse. The games were scheduled for last weekend but were postponed due to a water-logged field.At 12:30 p.m. Caribbean Palms and Varma Rangers will meet in a 20-minute qualifying play-off game, and the winners will join the six zone winners and Youths United, in the quarter finals. At 1 p.m., Miles play Choppaz; 2 p.m. Trendsetters face Eurotrend; 3 p.m: Darkside play Youths United or Caribbean Palms; and at 4 p.m Varma Rangers or Youths United play Moscow.The semi-finals will be played tomorrow while the final and third place play-off games are tentatively scheduled for next Saturday, December 12.Digicel, for whom Fraser-Pryce is an ambassador, is the title sponsor, while GraceKennedy, Wisynco, through their product Wata, Tank-Weld Metals, Sagicor Bank, and National Commercial Bank Foundation are the other sponsors.Waterford liftslast_img read more

Spurs fans terrified on reports Wanyama is out for the season

first_img0Shares0000Victor Wanyama. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 31 – Tottenham Hotspur fans are terrified that they will once again have to deal without a key first team player for longer than expected as reports have surfaced that Kenyan international Victor Wanyama will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.The Harambee Stars captain and midfielder has not featured for Spurs since the defeat to Chelsea at Wembley in August and that game remains his only start of the season, with a brief cameo against Newcastle his only other action so far. So Wanyama is out for the whole season? Wouldn’t be surprised if Poch was to stub his toe and go into a coma for 4 years at this point.— Ethan (@EriksensuaI) October 29, 2017 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) During this week’s episode of Sunday Supplement on Sky Sports, Daily Mail journalist Ian Ladyman suggested that Wanyama’s season may already be over.Spurs provided their last update on the midfielder last Friday, when they admitted that he had seen a specialist over his knee issues.“Victor Wanyama is receiving treatment and continuing to go through rehabilitation, following up with a specialist next week,” the club said in a tweet ahead of last week’s press conferenceWanyama was a key man for Spurs last season as they achieved their highest league finish in over 50 years, but he has barely featured in the new campaign.And the rumours have sent Spurs fans into panic mode as they fear he could be a long-term absentee like Erik Lamela or Danny Rose.Here is a sample of what the fans are saying on Twitter.If this Wanyama rumour about him being out for the season is true, it’s going to be a monumental blow to our season. #THFC #COYS— Jordan Pomeroy (@EastTerrace00) October 29, 2017 If Wanyama is indeed out for the season (which we were told was a minor knee problem) then that is a huge blow. #THFC— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) October 29, 2017 Talk Wanyama is out for the season. If this is true our medical staff need a kick up the arse— NornIronYid (@carseytheyid) October 29, 2017center_img If that thing is true about Wanyama being out the season. We need to take a real look at our medical staff because wtf— JWIMYS (@IsleyyMane) October 29, 2017 How as a slight knock kept Wanyama out for the season? Someone at the club has made a howler here, surely…— Dan Grimes (@False_CB) October 29, 2017 I worry whenever Pochettino says an injury is minor or not serious, that we will see that player again. Rose, Lamela and Wanyama #THFC— Trevor Lloyd (@Trevorlloyd92) October 29, 2017Wanyama out for the season? We arguably have the worst medical team going— Scott Delaney (@Scott_delaney15) October 29, 2017 I have big reservations about the #Spurs medical department these days. Recovery times always longer than predicted. What’s with #Wanyama?— SpursDiver (@spursdiver) October 29, 2017last_img read more

Germany commits R5.9bn to SA development

first_img19 June 2014The German government has signed five agreements committing €414.26-million (about R5.89-billion) to development projects in South Africa.The agreements were signed by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and German Ambassador Horst Freitag in Pretoria on Friday.The new contributions will bring Germany’s total financial and technical aid to South Africa to just over R14.4-billion since 1992.According to the Treasury, the aid has gone towards empowerment, skills transfer and the building of institutional capabilities, with the cooperation maturing over the last 20 years into a partnership focused on climate change and energy, HIV/Aids prevention and good governance.“South Africa is one of our most important global development partners,” Freitag said following the signing. “Our development cooperation is an integral part of our broader cooperation in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres, bearing testimony to a successful partnership between countries of the northern and southern hemisphere in a changing world.”Nene welcomed the support from Germany, saying he was looking forward to the successful implementation of the agreements, all of which are aligned to priorities listed in South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP).“On behalf of the citizens of South Africa, the recipients of your support, we would like to express our gratitude for the long-standing partnership with the German government, and hope to strengthen the collaboration going forward,” Nene said.Source: read more

Bindra seeks helpline for touring Indian athletes

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 15 (PTI) Indias lone individual Olympic gold-medallist Abhinav Bindra has requested the Sports Ministry to set up a helpline for athletes travelling abroad to avoid the kind of hardships that para-swimmer Kanchanmala Pande faced recently due to lack of timely help. Pande was forced to borrow money from fellow swimmers during the Para Swimming Championships in Berlin after the funds sanctioned by the Sports Authority of India did not reach her on time. Bindra helped Pande get a scholarship after the incident through a Foundation, he is part of. “The recent incident of our paralympic athlete in Berlin raised a larger question of athlete management. Things like these continue to happen in Indian sport and leaves everyone in a bad taste and overshadows a lot of good work that is done,” Bindra said in his letter to Sports Minister Vijay Goel. “In this regard I have a suggestion: The creation of a helpline for all athletes especially when in a foreign country to solve matters of extreme concern and having a contingency fund for unforseen situations to provide just in time support to athletes would be a fantastic initiative to be taken up by the sports ministry,” he added. PTI PM AT ATlast_img read more

Olympiakos Buries Laboral Kutxa, 89-59

first_imgPIRAEUS – Buoyed by the return of captain Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiakos kept its hopes of repeating as the European basketball champion alive with an 89-59 destruction of the Spanish team Laboral Kutxa.The Reds are trying to earn a quarterfinal berth and turned around a losing stream with an easy win it needed to keep going. They easily dismantled Laboral, which only a week before had beaten the other dominant Greek team, Panathinaikos.It was no contest from the get-go as Olympiakos ran away to a 45-27 half time lead, with 10,000 screaming fans in support, allowing coach Giorgos Bartzokas to empty his bench and give the subs playing time too.With three tough games ahead, the win brought Olympiaks to 5-6 in Euroleague play, one less than eternal rival Panathinaikos. Spanoulis scored 14 points, beaten only by Matt Lojeski, scorer of 16 on the night.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Education Ministry Allocating $18m To State-Run Children’s Homes for Christmas

first_img He made the announcement during the Ministry’s ‘Christmas Celebration’ cocktails and dinner, which was held at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, Worthington Avenue, New Kingston, on Thursday, December 21. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be disbursing approximately $18 million to Government-run children’s homes for Christmas. Story Highlights The Minister also reminded them that once they qualify to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, “we are paying for up to eight subjects for those students (who are either) in our children’s homes, (are) wards of the State or are in the PATH”. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will be disbursing approximately $18 million to Government-run children’s homes for Christmas.Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says this is being done to ensure that youth in State care are afforded the opportunity to share in the joy and happiness of the Yuletide season.He made the announcement during the Ministry’s ‘Christmas Celebration’ cocktails and dinner, which was held at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, Worthington Avenue, New Kingston, on Thursday, December 21.A total of $1 million was presented to each of the five institutions represented at the function by wards and their caregivers.These were Maxfield Park Children’s Home; Sunbeam Home for Boys; Mona Rehabilitation Centre; St. Anthony’s Children’s Home; and St. Mary’s Girls’ Home.The Minister assured that funds “will reach the accounts of the other children’s homes before Christmas”.Meanwhile, Senator Reid advised that the Ministry will be lobbying the Government’s provision of additional funding in 2018 to further boost support for wards of the State.“We are looking forward, in next year’s budget, to increase our contribution. It is important that we give this kind of support to make sure that our children are well taken care of,” he added.Senator Reid, in offering words of encouragement to the youngsters, reiterated the support that the Ministry offers to them, and urged them to take advantage of this.“Within the funding of our school system, we have targeted those who are wards of the State (and) those who are on the PATH (Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education), making sure that they (benefit from) five days (of) lunch (provided) in our schools (and) making sure that all of them have personal insurance coverage, whether (they are in the) primary- or the high-school system,” he stated.The Minister also reminded them that once they qualify to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, “we are paying for up to eight subjects for those students (who are either) in our children’s homes, (are) wards of the State or are in the PATH”.“In addition, we certainly (will continue to) partner with tertiary institutions to ensure that we find a way to support children coming out of State care and the vulnerable, (so) that we find a way to support them as they qualify for tertiary education,” he indicated.Senator Reid emphasised that “investing in our children is an investment in Jamaica’s future. If we want Jamaica to prosper, we have to invest in our children (and) we have to invest in them in the earliest years”.Approximately 70 wards of the State along with their caregivers, as well as youngsters from Seaview Gardens in Kingston, were treated at the event.last_img read more