Under-17 girls must improve, says coach

first_imgCoach of the Jamaica Under-17 girls, Lorne Donaldson, says the players must improve if they are to make it to the World Cup finals, in Jordan, next year.The young Reggae Girlz came through the first round of the CFU Under-17 women World Cup qualifiers in Suriname quite comfortably last week beating Barbados 2-1, hammering St Lucia 14-0, and then scored a 1-0 win over the home team.Speaking to the media after the team arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday, Donaldson described the tournament as challenging but thought the standard of the region’s teams is very low.However, he said the coaching staff continues to work on getting the team up to the appropriate level for the second round in Puerto Rico in November.”It was an average tournament. We are now working to raise the level of our play,” he commented.new thingsDonaldson claims they have taught a lot of new things to the girls and admitted that sometimes the learning curve can be lengthy and tedious. But apart from improving the current squad, he thinks they also need better players if they want to make a historical appearance at the World Cup.’We are trying to teach and it’s going to be a long learning process. It takes years and months for this to happen, as the learning curve is very steep and we just have to move fast and get better,” he added.Meanwhile, captain Rachel Walters described their final match against the host nation as nerve-wracking and said they had to dig deep for that result.”The Suriname crowd was like the 12th man out there and we were up against the whole nation, but we just went out and stuck to our game plan, and that made us victorious,” she added.last_img read more

King stars as Columbian blasts Blackwater in PBA Comms’ Cup opener

first_imgMOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Elite cut the deficit down to single-digits, 92-83, after a three-point play by Jarrid Famous, but the Dyip quickly responded with a 17-6 blast to regain a 20-point lead,109-89, with 4:23 remaining.Rashawn McCarthy added 22 points and six assists for Columbian, which forced 33 turnovers.Columbian had 22 steals, which is the second most in PBA history, as per the league’s chief statistician Fidel Mangonon.Aiken only scored nine but he did collect 22 rebounds and six steals.Famous finished with 35 points, 22 rebounds and 11 turnovers while Maliksi had 22 points.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESColumbian Dyip ushered in a new era for the Kia Motors franchise as planned.The Dyip opened the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup in style after trouncing the Blackwater Elite, 126-98, Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Donaire looking to move down in weight after loss to Frampton With its import CJ Aiken having little to show on the offensive end, Columbian found an unlikely weapon in Jerramy King.King, whom the Dyip picked up from the free agent pool, erupted for a career-best 30 points that went with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Good to win the first game, but I expected the game to be more of a grind than anything else, but our guys blew them out with our energy,” said Columbian coach Ricky Dandan. “But more than anything else, it’s the attitude of the guys and that’s one change that’s welcome.”The 27-year-old King, whom Rain or Shine did not re-sign at the end of the Philippine Cup, led Columbian’s breakaway in the third quarter. He hit a 3-pointer that made it, 81-61, at the 4:53 mark that capped a 22-6 run. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

Gunmen rob technician of motorcycle, cash

first_imgA 52-year-old maintenance technician was on Monday night robbed of his motorcycle among other valuables when he was attacked by two armed men while making his way home.Kurt Garner of Meadowbrook Drive, Georgetown was attacked just before midnight by two men who were armed with handguns.Guyana Times understands that Garner was pushing his motorcycle into his yard when the men pounced on him from behind.They reportedly held him at gunpoint and demanded that he hand over the keys to his motorcycle, and also ordered that he hand over his valuables.The victim, however, did not comply with this request, and the bandits assaulted him before pushing him into his yard and ordering him to lie on the ground. They then reportedly dealt him several blows to the face before confiscating his motorcycle, his mobile phone, and $10,000 cash. In escaping, the armed men discharged a round in the air.The victim reported the matter to the East La Penitence Police Station, and an investigation has been launched.last_img read more

Richard Neufeld on the recent Oil and Gas Sale

first_img[asset|aid=174|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Richard-Aug. Sale-2_1_Pub.mp3]The Alberta record is 3.5 billion dollars and, it was set in 2006. The next BC sale is scheduled for the 10th of September. It didn’t quite match last month’s record in government revenue but, there was another huge sale of oil and gas rights, in Northeast BC, yesterday.It resulted in more than half a billion dollars in bonus bids and, unofficially that puts the calendar year record total, at more than two billion dollars, with four months to go…This is Energy Minister Richard Neufeld….- Advertisement -[asset|aid=173|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Richard-Aug. Sale-1_1_Pub.mp3]The new numbers also mean in the past two months alone, sales have nearly equalled last year’s, 12 month record total.In addition this month’s total is more than ten times the Alberta August sale total, of 41.9 million and, if the past two month trend continues, over the next four months, BC could seriously threaten Alberta’s calendar year record….Advertisementlast_img read more

AFC held by Fosa Juniors in Confed Cup tie

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards defender Robinson Kamura goes for a header with Fosa Junior’s Bakary Mario during a Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Feb 11- GOtv Shield champions AFC Leopards were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home by visiting Fosa Juniors from Madagascar in a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday afternoon.The result, especially Fosa’s single away goal hits a major blow in Ingwe’s chances of making it into the first round of the continental competition. Youngster Yusuf Mainge gave AFC Leopards an early lead but it lasted just 12 minutes as Rado Mbolasoa equalized for the vistors. Save for Mainge’s third minute goal, AFC Leopards had a disastrous first half and it was evidenced in coach Matano making a double substitution after 40 minutes. Soon after conceding the equalizer, Ingwe were simply lost and let the visitors run over them.Mainge who had been handed a start in the absence of injured regular Dennis Sikhayi broke the deadlock after three minutes though it came with some touch of fortune.From almost 40 metres out, the Kakamega High School alumni sighted Prince Arkoh’s run into the box and lifted the ball into his direction, but the Ghanaian’s effort at going for the header wasn’t successful as the ball was a few centimeters off his head.However, his jump ahead of keeper Tabibo Balvano confused the shot stopper and the ball ended inside the net.AFC Leopards youngster Yussuf Mainge celebrates his goal against Fosa Juniors during a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAFC had earlier threatened with the under-performing Uche having a shot from inside the box turned behind for a corner in the second minute.But the patient Fosa Juniors were not downtrodden despite going down early and they kept their shape, building up play with the patience of a hunting lion.They came close in the 11th minute when Thedin Ramanjary glanced in a header unmarked inside the box, but the ball went inches wide.As if AFC didn’t read the red signs, they were punished for their mistakes in the 15th minute when Mbolasoa equalized.Duncan Otieno attempted to play the ball from the back but was dispossessed, The Fosa right back breaking into the box and wading off a late challenge from Isaac Oduro before beating Andika.After conceding the goal, AFC seemed lost inside their own little world. They became rushed in their approach with Aziz Okaka and Henry Uche losing ball after ball in attack.Mbolasoa should have made it 2-1 for the visitors in the 37th minute when he broke off into the area from another lost AFC ball lifting the ball over the advancing Andika, but luckily, the second assistant referee waved offside.Two minutes later, the visitors had another brilliant opportunity when Jean Yves broke into the box from a through ball, one on one with Andika, but he could not beat the keeper as his effort at chipping the ball over went awry.AFC Leopards defender Duncan Otieno vies for the ball with with Fosa Junior’s Pierre Michael Tiavina during a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on February 11, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluReading the signs that his team would be run over by the organized and structured Fosa, Matano made two changes at a go with five minutes left before half time, bringing off the hugely underperforming Uche and Okaka for Collins Okoth and Baker Lukooya.With the introduction of the two, Whyvonne Isuza dropped to play as a number 10 with Gattuso partnering Victor Majid in midfield while Lukooya went wide.Three minutes to half time left back Oduro came close with a freekick from the edge of the box which was turned behind for a corner by keeper Balvano.The home side started the second half well and seven minutes in, Lukooya had a chance at the far post after being picked out by a well floated cross from an Otieno cross, but he failed to give it a heacy touch, the keeper collecting with ease.Matano threw in his final card with 13 minutes played in the second half, bringing in Ezekiel Odera for Whyvonne Isuza as he went back to the traditional 4-4-2 with clear intent of packing the front for a goal.On the hour mark Lukooya was picked out with another pinpoint pass from Otieno, but his first touch failed him after beating the offside trap, the ball rolling to the keeper who collected.In the 68th minute, Odera had another opportunity for AFC with a rasping shot from the edge of the box after being teed up by Vincent Oburu but the keeper made a super finger tip save to turn the ball behind for a corner.With 15 minutes left on the clock, Fosa had a rare second half chance when Dieudonne Henry’s freekick from the right fell on Nambinna Ralairimanana at the far post who tapped the ball across the face of goal but Pierre Michael Tavina failed to direct it into goal a yard out.AFC piled the pressure, but couldn’t get the winner and now have a mountain to climb in the second leg.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Why betting on Spurs playing in new ground this season has been suspended

first_img Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been heavily criticised by some sections of the support And having been bombarded with phone bets, Paddy Power has now suspended betting on the market.“When Tottenham boasted of an electric atmosphere at their new stadium, I don’t think dodgy wiring was what supporters had in mind,” Paddy Power said.“Given the betting activity we’ve witnessed today, I’d say it’s unlikely that we’ll see the new stadium unveiled this season – those poor Tottenham fans will have to make do with Wembley. Just another year till you get your cheese shop.”Speaking on talkSPORT on Wednesday, though, Jim White revealed the club are in ‘touching distance’ of moving in.“Apart from one aspect of the project everything is complete,” he said.“The sliding pitch has been tested, and it’s complete. They’re all good with the roof, the seats, the museum is ready, offices are brand spanking new, ready to be occupied. Everything is there and ready but last Monday the 13th of the month, proved to be unlucky for the club.“So Tottenham made provisions with extra games at Wembley and this morning I am told that although they are within touching distance of announcing it, the club still cannot say, hand on heart, when the first game inside the new stadium will actually be. Bookmakers Paddy Power has stopped taking bets on Tottenham Hotspur playing in their new stadium at all this season after a series of them were placed in north London.Initially, the Premier League game against Fulham was the only match scheduled for Wembley in 2018/19 with the clash against Liverpool on 15 September planned to be the first game played at the new White Hart Lane. White Hart Lane has been redeveloped 3 3center_img 3 Fans were angry when this, as well as the match against Cardiff on 6 October, were moved to the national stadium.There is no set ground for their home match against Manchester City in late October, leading some opposition fans to demand a points deduction if they use a third stadium.On Friday morning, the price for the club not to play at the new ground for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign was 25/1, but the pattern of bets over the last hour led Paddy Power to stop accepting bets on the market.The move from Wembley into the new White Hart Lane has been held up by faulty wiring.“Issues with critical safety systems were identified,” Mark Reynolds, chief executive of the contractors, Mace, explained. “This is linked to the fire detection contractor encountering higher than usual electrical wiring faults.” Tottenham’s only match at Wembley this season was supposed to be against Fulham “The club is devastated by the news but, of course, that system has got to work. It’s as simple as that, without one, let alone a few, installation errors. It cannot work without being absolutely fool proof.“I have to stress this was totally unexpected to the football club. The testing for this work was completed a long time ago, 18 months ago, but clearly, according to Tottenham, the workmanship in this area has not been good enough. It has let them down. The club feels let down as a result and is totally reliant on the contractors sorting it out.”last_img read more

Parking brouhaha on Roseton Avenue

first_img In September, City Council called a special town hall meeting to hear residents’ grievances. “We wanted to give you a chance to explain to us the intensity of your concerns,” City Manager Fred Latham said at the meeting. Residents reiterated their complaints, insisting the situation was critical even if the Traffic Commission did not see it that way and they complained further about the man, identified as David Higgenbottom, with so many cars. They alleged that he parks his cars along the street to spite neighbors he doesn’t like. “Mr. Higgenbottom keeps a motor home and van in front of my house all the time except Tuesday, street-sweeping day,” said 84-year-old Dallas Hensley. “He told me he’s going to keep two of them there all the time just to spite me.” Higgenbottom said that he would park his cars on nearby streets if the parking restriction was enacted. “I own 26 vehicles,” Higgenbottom said. “I can put 12 cars on the street at any one time. What you have here is a group of people that have decided they’re going to function as a group against me.” After that meeting the Traffic Commission called another meeting for Oct. 20 to determine whether the petition would be honored and recommended for approval to the City Council. About 30 residents, Police Services Director Fernando Tarin and Latham attended that Traffic Commission meeting. Though most of the residents were in favor of the petition, some argued against it. The next step toward a permanent parking permit is up to the City Council. Sandy Mazza may be reached by calling (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026, or by e-mail at sandy.mazza@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS — Residents of Roseton Avenue between Clarkman and Florence avenues contend that students at Santa Fe High School and one of their neighbors with more than a dozen cars create a parking nightmare in their neighborhood. The confrontation has heated up over the past three months. However, with a protest petition from the neighbors and intervention by the city of Santa Fe Springs, the situation may be on its way to a solution. The City Traffic Commission has agreed to recommend that the City Council approve a temporary parking restriction on Roseton Avenue between Clarkman and Florence avenues from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. City Manager Fred Latham recommended that the commission ask the council to approve the parking restriction on a temporary basis. A longer-term permit system could be set up in the meantime, and go into effect when the parking restriction ends, he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Commission Chairman Gus Velasco Jr. made a motion that the commission approve a six-month trial parking restriction, with the understanding that city staff will look into a permit system to replace the restriction. That motion was approved. City Council will vote on the issue at its next meeting. Until this potential solution was arrived at, the encounter between residents and parkers had reached an impasse. At that point, resident Gary Hickam went door-to-door on his street asking his neighbors to sign a petition, complaining about Santa Fe High students not only parking all along their street but also throwing eggs at their homes, leaving trash in their yards and speeding down their streets. They also complained about a neighbor who allegedly uses others’ street parking on a regular basis to park more than 20 of his own vehicles. A majority of residents signed the petition, but the Traffic Commission determined that there was ample parking on the street during the day and claimed they did not see students leaving trash and graffiti on the street, as the petition claimed.last_img read more


first_imgA priceless bell from the 6th century is to be bought to Donegal amidst heavy security for its safe-keeping.The priceless St Conall Cael’s Bell.The Saint Conall Cael’s Bell is to be taken by special couriers from the British Museum and brought to the county museum in Letterkenny next week for display.The bell is part of the British Museum’s ‘Treasures of Heaven’ collection and is one of their most important artefacts.The bell dates from between the 7th and 9th century and was enshrined in silver in the 10th or 11th century and worshipped by pilgrims visiting St Conall’s Well on the island of Inishkeel.The bel will be unveiled by Minister of State, Deputy Joe McHugh on Friday next, June 19th at 12.30pm.This is the first time the bell has come back to Donegal.PRICELESS BELL TO BE TRANSPORTED BACK TO DONEGAL AMIDST HEAVY SECURITY was last modified: June 12th, 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) Tags:donegalsecuritySt Conall Cael’s Belllast_img read more

NCS playoff soccer roundup

first_imgEight local prep soccer teams engaged in North Coast Section playoff action on Saturday, and six made it though to the next round. St. Bernard’s earned a spot in the D-III championship while five other squads advanced to D-I semifinal matches.D-1 Boys: Fortuna (20-1-2) 3, O.M.I. (10-4-2-) 1Aaron Mignon had a pair of goals and Fernando Atilano added a third to give Fortuna a 3-1 win over visiting Oakland Military Institute, Saturday evening at Fortuna High. The win sends Fortuna to the …last_img read more

iThemba Tower combines art, recycling and community

first_imgOfficially opened in July 2016, the iThemba Tower is a community art project made with over 7 000 recycled plastic drinks bottles decorating a decommissioned 20m high cellular tower.iThemba Tower: A Recycled Tower of Art in Troyeville https://t.co/GTSME8vRf4 pic.twitter.com/4s6Eut5Tt4— Heather Mason (@2summers) July 26, 2016The tower is situated in the garden of the Spaza Art Gallery in Troyeville, Johannesburg. The repurposed tower has become a point of pride for people living and working in the area.The project is the brainchild of renowned local street artist r1, conceived as a way to collaborate with the community in creating distinctive urban art. The artist specialises in taking lifeless urban landscapes and adding colourful, eye-catching African flourishes using various mediums including recycled wood and plastic.Hidden Trophy from r1r1r1 on Vimeo.Speaking to Graffiti South Africa, r1 says Johannesburg is his canvas, and its people his collaborators. “Every city has its beauty but Johannesburg has a special kind. There is a sense of freedom in the inner city that I don’t experience anywhere else. It is quite unique. People are open for engagement and I get fascinating opinions from very diverse backgrounds. It’s so rich culturally but still somehow a hidden treasure.”Take a look at r1’s latest public art intervention, ‘Hidden Trophy’ – https://t.co/xKkmn7WlLy pic.twitter.com/m0PFesNp6j— Between 10 and 5 (@10and5) November 10, 2015The iThemba Tower’s plastic bottles – bought from the city’s informal waste collectors – each contain a light and a written message by members of the community, including learners from local schools. At night the tower lights up with a multitude of colours.Taking the isiZulu word for hope, ‘ithemba’, the messages inside each bottle represent the dreams of each contributor. Speaking to blogger Heather Mason of 2Summers.net, r1 describes the artwork as a “symbolic communication tower around which a diversity of people can share their collective hopes”.More important, the installation is also an opportunity to draw attention to the importance of recycling and the informal collectors who recycle the city’s waste as a means to survive.While the tower itself is the main attraction, it forms part of an online multimedia project incorporating video, crowdsourcing and blog posts, which all highlight the installation’s journey from idea to reality. It also tells the stories of the community contributors to the project, including the waste collectors.Ride with Moses from iThemba Tower on Vimeo.“Even though my work is to be seen out in the street, it is also important to cater for those that spend most of their time in front of a screen,” r1 says, adding that “good documentation helps re-adapting the work to the viewer’s means and expectations. The final work is not only the end product, but also the entire narrative towards its completion.”iThemba Tower in Troyeville by artist r1; 7 000 recycled bottles with messages from the community and lights inside https://t.co/uwJjzVC8Vy pic.twitter.com/jjn8BMD1SC— Charl Blignaut (@sa_poptart) October 19, 2016Through online crowdsourcing and visitor contributions, the project has raised over R40 000 for improving the livelihood of informal waste collectors and strengthening the community of Troyeville.Read more about iThemba Tower, the Spaza Art Gallery and how city residents can contribute to this ongoing project.Source: iThemba Tower Tumblr blog and SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more