Shelly-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 lifts
Public Works Minister Antoinette Weeks has been summoned by the Senate to answer to “contempt” charge brought against her by two Senators, H. Dan Morais of Maryland County and George T. Tengbeh of Lofa County.The Senate Plenary took the decision Thursday, May 29, based on complaints from both senators relating to the “poor state” of road networks in the country.In a communication addressed to plenary, Maryland County Senator Morais expressed concern over the “inability of Madam Weeks to expedite the pavement of Harper-Fishtown Highway, which the Senate ratified since September 2, 2013 and the image of Liberia in the British Parliament bordering on alleged bribery that the Minister was asked to investigate since August 1, 2013.” The Fishtown-Harper Highway project is a loan agreement between African Development Bank (AfDB) and Liberia, intended to connect the Southeastern counties with the rest of the country and as well provide jobs for hundreds of Liberians in various disciplines.According to Senator Morais, he communicated the plight of the region to Minister Weeks in early March 2014, but every attempt to personally meet her proved futile.Relative to bribery allegation, Senator Morais disclosed that he was confronted with the matter during one of his diplomatic shuttles to the United Kingdom (UK) involving Ministry of Public Works for signing of certificates for works completed by a British company. Sen. Morais: “The matter was referred to me by Mr. Robert Curzon-Jones in the presence of two members of the British Parliament. I, however, demanded documentation in support of the allegation, and upon receipt of same, I wrote the Minister on August 1, 2013. I received a response on September 12, 2013 from Christian G. Herbert—the then acting minister acknowledging the Ministry’s indebtedness to GAP International, Inc. owned by Curzon-Jones, but with explanations which, in my mind, supported the alleged request for bribes as indicated by Curzon-Jones.I wrote Minister Weeks on March 18, 2014 because of the negative image it has on Liberia. Again, I received no reply and therefore communicated to Senator Oscar Cooper, Chairman on Public Works requesting his intervention.He later informed me that he had done exactly as I requested and was awaiting response from Minister Weeks. To date, I am yet to receive any such response on both counts as mentioned.”The Maryland County Senator added, “It is against this backdrop that I herein request the summoning of Madam Antoinette Weeks, Minister of public Works to appear before full plenary of the Senate to answer to the insolence to me as Chairman on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the entire Senate.”Lofa County Senator George T. Tengbeh also expressed similar concerns about roads connecting the Northern part of Liberia and maintained that Madam Weeks had been unwelcoming to most of their inquiries.In the wisdom of the Senate, it is pivotal for Madam Weeks to answer to these questions on next Tuesday in Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Upper Caldwell Community School (UCCS) is the Overall Winner of the 2019 National Inter-School Athletics Championship.Upper Caldwell Community School (UCCS) remained the overall winner of the 13th Edition of the 2019 National Inter-School Athletics Championship hosted on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.Twenty six junior and senior high schools, bringing together about 800 students, participated in the two-days’ track and field championship that was held from Thursday – Friday, March 21 – 22, 2019, beginning 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.The boys and girls of UCCS took the 1st place trophy of the ‘Junior Category’ with 24 points and the 3rd place trophy of the ‘Youth Category’ with 14 points.Growing Seed Institute Coach receiving trophy from LAF President Mulbah ZazaGrowing Seed Christian Institute won the 1st Place Trophy of the ‘Youth Category’ with 19 points and the 2nd Place Trophy of the ‘Junior Category’ with 16 points.Ganta United Methodist School from Nimba County was awarded the 2nd Place in the ‘Junior Category’ with 14 points, followed by Ford Madden, clinching the 3rd place in the ‘Junior Category.’The events were: 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and 800 meters. The remaining events are 1500m, 4x100m, 4x400m, Long Jump, High Jump and Shot Put.Besides the presentation of the six trophies, at least 40 students (athletes) were certificated for their admirable performances.Ganta United Methodist School gets trophy from LAF Vice President for Technical Affairs Frederick KrahCollapsed on the TrackAt this year’s 13th National Inter-School Athletics Championship, mostly females in the youth category collapsed on the track.The trained medical staff immediately tended to them and they reappeared in good health, not too long after the post-race press conference, to allay any fears.There are a number of reasons why athletes collapse on race day; some are relatively benign, and all of them, according to medical staff collapsed due to reported heat stroke and dehydration.According to research, heat stroke is one potential cause—when you run hard, your body generates more heat, resulting to collapse, while dehydration can increase your risk of heat stroke, and heatstroke is more common on very hot days. It can happen even on days with moderate weather.2018In 2018, Brighter Future Foundation (BFF) won the 12th Inter-School Track and Field Champions with six Gold Medals after a two-day competition. Body of Christ School emerged 2nd with five Gold Medals. Both Schools accumulated 39 Points. Growing Seed School System grabbed the 3rd place trophy with 20 points. Two-time winner Jimmy Jolocon settled fourth place with 18 points.2016 and 2017Jimmy Jolocon High School won the Inter-School Athletics Championship in 2016 and retained the Championship on Friday May 5, 2017.The male and female teams of the Cobra Kingdom of the Jimmy Jolocon High School earned a total of 72 points, nine gold medals, seven silver medals and six bronze medals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
At the recent awards ceremony hosted by the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS), non-profit organisation Doobay Medical & Research Centre Inc (DRMC) was awarded the Green Initiative/Environmental Requirements Award by the agency, as it participated in the quality awards for Small Business Services.DMRC Laboratory Quality Manager accepting the Green Initiative/Environmental at the GNBS award ceremonyPrior to receiving the award, an audit was conducted to determine the laboratory’s Quality Management Principles in seven areas, which include customer focus, improvement and safety. Upon this evaluation, the said award was presented to DRMC at the simple ceremony.The DMRC laboratory had been certified by GNBS in its Haematology and Clinical Chemistry departments on June 5, 2018. In August 2018, the laboratory expanded its services to include Serology (Malaria, Dengue, and H.pylori) and Urology (urinalysis, pregnancy) testing. The laboratory has two qualified and licensed medical technologists.The non-profit opened its doors for service and business on September 11, 2011, providing affordable and quality healthcare services to the public. Initial service offered included only dialysis, as it is the largest dialysis provider in the Caribbean; however, to further extend its humanitarian reach, the company has expanded its services and is now offering: laboratory testing, radiology services, gastroscopy and outpatient services—where they house a general medical practitioner, internist, gynaecologist and gastroenterologist.
It was a challenging race for the 10 riders involved, who faced cold, snowy and slippery conditions. The race even involved some unexpected obstacles, as at one point, riders had to maneuver around a snow plow.The field was narrowed down to four riders following the first gravel, snowy downhill portion, where Kevin Shaw and Pat Ferris proceeded to pull away from the pack. Five kilometres later, it was Shaw who made one final push to win the stage.Pat Ferris placed second in the race at a time of 1:37:17 and Gary Hilderman third at 1:38:49.- Advertisement -It was a special day for Roubaix rookie Dan Webster, who finished fourth Sunday at 1:39:18 and is in the midst of an impressive first Roubaix series.Gord “The Hammer” Harris took first in the one lap event with a time of 56:08, with David Loro narrowly beating Adam Currie for second at 59:35.Following the conclusion of the second race of the Roubaix Cup Series, Kevin Shaw and Pat Ferris are tied for first in the points race with nine. George Gamble, Gary Hilderman and rookie Dan Webster are all tied for second with four points each.Advertisement The quest for the Roubaix Cup will all come down to one final race, which will take place this Sunday, March 25 on the ‘Two Rivers’ circuit. The race will begin at 2 p.m. and will once again start from the Baldonnel School.For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club, visit its official website.
Tony Stewart again drove his way into Victory Lane at Daytona. It just wasn’t the race that really counts. Stewart won the exhibition Budweiser Shootout in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Saturday night, setting himself up as a top contender to win the season-opening Daytona 500. That’s the last of the NASCAR crown jewels that Stewart wants, and he reported to Speedweeks intent on adding it to his resume this year. “We’ve definitely figured out how to win Saturday night races here at Daytona,” Stewart said. “We’ve just got to figure out how to win a Sunday race.” The Shootout win was his 10th victory at Daytona in various series, but none have come in the “Super Bowl of Racing.” His best finish was second in 2004, when he pushed Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the win. “I’m still just happy every time I get a chance to come to Victory Lane here at Daytona,” he said. “Obviously, I’d trade all three of these Shootouts and both Pepsi 400s to win one Daytona, the 500 on Sunday.” Stewart nudged Kyle Busch out of the lead with eight laps to go, then calmly drove to his third victory in the all-star event when runner-up David Gilliland never challenged. Qualified as a mess: The qualifying format for the Daytona 500 is unique, confusing and a source of tremendous pressure for the drivers who have to race their way into NASCAR’s biggest event. The process gets under way today with all 61 entries taking to the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway oval to post a qualifying speed that might help them earn a spot in the 43-car field for the Feb. 18 race. “I know that (today’s) qualifying probably won’t mean much for us,” Kyle Petty said. “We’re lucky because we know we’re in the race. There’s a lot of other guys who aren’t so lucky.” Today’s time trials lock in only the front row for the 500, with the two fastest drivers winning the pole and the outside pole. But everyone who posts a speed earns a starting spot in one of Thursday’s 150-mile qualifying races. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Hirving Lozano scored the goal that sent defending champions crashing to defeat © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVMoscow, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Mexico stunned World Cup holders Germany on Sunday, inflicting a 1-0 defeat that throws the Germans’ title defence into disarray as Neymar’s Brazil stuttered to a draw against Switzerland.The outstanding Hirving Lozano smashed home the Mexican winner in the 35th minute at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, leaving Manuel Neuer clutching at thin air on his return to the German goal after a nine-month injury absence. Toni Kroos crashed a shot against the crossbar for Germany but they were never able to get back into the match as they slid to their first defeat in their opening game of a World Cup since 1982.“I don’t know if it’s the biggest win in Mexico’s history but doubtless it is one of the biggest for sure,” said 22-year-old Lozano.Germany coach Joachim Loew did not mince his words about his side’s performance, saying his team had played “very badly” in the first half of the Group F tie.“We weren’t able to impose our usual way of playing, our attacking and passing was not effective,” he said.Kroos said the Germans had no choice but to win their next two group games as the pressure mounts on Loew to turn their fortunes around against Sweden and South Korea.Neymar started against Switzerland © AFP / JOE KLAMARIf Germany finish as group runners-up, they could face Brazil in a clash of World Cup titans in the next round — a perfect chance for the Brazilians to avenge the humiliating 7-1 defeat to the Germans on home soil in 2014.Brazil, and their star Neymar, made their bow in Russia in Rostov-on-Don but gutsy Switzerland battled back to cancel out a Philippe Coutinho strike midway through the first half of the Group E tie.The Barcelona man found the top corner with a stunning curled effort in the 20th minute but Steven Zuber headed an equaliser from a corner shortly after half time and the five-time champions could not make their superior quality count.Four years after injury cut short his World Cup — Brazil suffered that defeat to Germany without him — Neymar is once again spearheading his country’s hopes.The Paris Saint-Germain striker’s participation at the finals in Russia had been cast into doubt after he suffered a broken bone in his right foot in late February.However, the 26-year-old forward has shown few signs of rustiness since returning for Brazil, scoring in consecutive friendlies in the buildup to the finals and started on Sunday.– German disarray –Germany had breezed through qualifying, scoring 43 goals and conceding just four.Loew has, like the Brazilians, transformed the team from 2014 to the extent that the man who scored the World Cup winning goal in Rio, Mario Goetze, is not in the squad.But his plans to become only the third side in the World Cup’s 88-year history to successfully defend their title were in disarray on Sunday after the Mexicans tore into his defence from the start.Mexico only lost one game in qualifying and have reached at least the second round of every World Cup they have played.In the first game of the day, Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 thanks to a brilliant Aleksandar Kolarov free-kick in Samara.The victory puts Serbia in a strong early position in Group E ahead of games against Brazil and Switzerland as they look to reach the last 16 for the first time since becoming an independent country.Away from the football, Russian authorities said a taxi driver who ploughed into pedestrians on a crowded pavement near Red Square in Moscow on Saturday, injuring at least seven people, had been suffering from exhaustion.The taxi driver, a 28-year-old man from the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, told police during questioning that he had been working for 20 hours solid before the incident and had mixed up the brake pedal and the accelerator.And a space for gay and ethnic minority football fans in Saint Petersburg during the World Cup was forced to relocate at the last minute in a move activists believe was politically motivated.Violence against gays in Russia regularly makes global headlines. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard was named the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year on Sunday.The 24-year-old won the vote of his peers after a stunning season in which he has netted 18 goals across all competitions to help Chelsea claim Capital One Cup glory and put them on the brink of a first Premier League title since 2010.“I’m very happy,” said the Belgian, after picking up his prize at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.“One day I want to be the best and what I did this season is play very well, Chelsea played very well.“I don’t know if I deserve to win but it is good for me. It is good, it is better to be voted by the players – they know everything about football. This is good. I’m very happy.”Hazard was also named in the PFA Premier League team of the year – for the third time in his three seasons in England.He was one of six Blues players in the XI, along with captain John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and Diego CostaTottenham’s Harry Kane was the only English attacking player in the team of the season and also took home the 2014/15 Young Player of the Year award.The 21-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable rise to stardom, scoring 30 goals for Spurs in all competitions this term despite not being given a regular starting slot until November.He helped Mauricio Pochettino’s men to the Capital One Cup final, and also scored 79 seconds into his senior England debut as a substitute in the 4-0 European Championship qualifying victory over Lithuania at Wembley last month.Here are the winners from Sunday night’s Professional Footballers’ Association awards event:PFA Player of the Year: Eden Hazard, Chelsea (2nd Harry Kane, Tottenham, 3rd, David De Gea, Manchester United)PFA Young Player of the Year: Harry Kane, Tottenham (2nd Eden Hazard, Chelsea, 3rd Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool)PFA Merit award: Steven Gerrard, Liverpool and Frank Lampard, Manchester CityPFA Women’s Player of the Year: Ji So-yun, Chelsea LadiesPFA Women’s Young Player of the Year: Leah Williamson, Arsenal Ladies Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea
He is already renowned as one of Ireland’s most prolific photographers.His stunning shots have helped to raise the profile of Inishowen around the globe. Now Stoycho Danev has done it again.In the last few days the well-known photographer has captured another series of stunning photographs – including sunrises and sunsets.Enjoy! BREATHTAKING! INISHOWEN PHOTOGRAPHER DOES IT AGAIN! was last modified: June 4th, 2012 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)
Tragedy as Derry City midfielder loses his mum and sister in Buncrana drowning tragedyTHERE is deep sadness at Derry City FC with the news that the mother and sister of one of their rising stars died last night in the Buncrana drowning incident.Friends say midfielder Joshua Daniels is “absolutely devastated” that mum Ruth, aged 57,and his 16-year-old sister Jodie-Lee died in the tragic Co Donegal accident.“It is just a terrible time for the whole family,” said a friend. “It is the worst news in the world to get. No one can really believe what has happened. It is just so awful.” The 20-year-old is one of manager Kenny Shiels’ bright young talents at the Brandywell.The Candystripes are due to play Wexford Youths this Saturday at 5 pm in the SSE Airtricity Premier League.But the club has yet to announce if the game will go ahead or if it will be postponed as a mark of respect to Joshua, his family, players and fans.Joshua Daniels tragic teenage sister Jodie Lee who died in Buncrana pier tragedy SADNESS AT DERRY CITY FC AFTER PLAYER JOSHUA DANIELS LOSES MUM AND SISTER IN BUNCRANA TRAGEDY was last modified: March 21st, 2016 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:ADNESS AT DERRY CITY FC AFTER PLAYER JOSHUA DANIELS LOSES MUM AND SISTER IN BUNCRANA TRAGEDYJODIE LEE DANIELSRUTH DANIELS