Portmore end MBU streak

first_img – Harbour View 2, Boys’ Town 1 – Arnett Gardens 1, UWI 0 – Waterhouse 1, Rivoli 1 – Humble Lion 0, Reno 0 – Portmore 1, Montego Bay 0 Cleon Pryce netted the game’s only goal as Portmore United beat Montego Bay United 1-0, in their top-of-the-table clash at the Juici Patties field yesterday. The win ended the St James club’s ten-match unbeaten run and put Portmore on the same number of points (24) with them at the top of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) standings. Portmore, however, trail on goal difference. Meanwhile, at Barbican Complex, Claudius Blackburn and Jorginho James’ quick response to Rafiek Thomas’ first-minute strike saw Harbour View register a come from behind 2-1 win over Boys’ Town to start the second round of the competition on a winning note. Blackburn pulled one back after nine minutes and James’ 14th minute goal put them ahead. The win moved them two spots up to fifth, while leapfrogging yesterday’s opponents by one place and two points. Harbour View have four wins, three defeats and five draws in their 12 matches, and coach Ludlow Bernard noted that consistency was their main downfall in the first round and that they are working to fix the problem for this round. “We need to be consistent in players’ performance, as well as team play. We are doing our utmost best to manage games, because we are playing some very good teams. But we are working to ensure it happens,” he stressed. Even though they went behind very early, Bernard praised his players for their composure and decisiveness. “It was innocuous to go behind so quickly, but the players held their nerve and were very decisive in getting the equaliser as quickly as possible,” he added. In the first minutes, Boys’ Town were handed a penalty and Thomas made no mistake as they hunted their fourth win in five games. However, their lead lasted only eight minutes, as John-Ross Edwards left his marker and centred for Blackburn, who guided home from close range. Five minutes later they were in the lead after James turned his marker and struck a fierce shot from outside the area past Kirk Porter. Boys’ Town were better after the break and their best chance for another goal came midway the period when a loose ball fell to Michael Blygen, but he scooped over from six yards. They had another great chance later on when Daemeon Benjamin played in Thomas, but he hesitated and allowed Devon Haughton to snatch the ball from his feet. Boys’ Town coach, Andrew Price, said they lost their composure and discipline after 15 minutes and paid for it. “The players allowed the referee to get into their heads and they started arguing with him. You have to have some concentration and some discipline, but it fell apart, and it was hard for us to get back into the game,” he stated. In other games, Humble Lion (19 points) and Reno (15) played to a 0-0 draw. Arnett Gardens (20) climbed one place above Humble Lion to third after Leon Strickland’s goal gave them 1-0 win over UWI (12). Rivoli (11) held Waterhouse (11) to a 1-1 draw in their bottom-of-the-table clash. Today’s Game Yesterday’s results CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE – 8:40 p.m.: Cavalier vs Tivoli Gardens at Stadium East.last_img read more

3×3 hoop wars reaches finale at Taguig

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track It was, however, a different story in North Luzon, as Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University dominated University of Luzon, 51-33.Metro Manila was the last stop for the Regional Qualifiers, with Our Lady of Fatima University defeating Colegio de San Lorenzo, 50-48.The five regional winners, along with the NCAA Champions Arellano University, are expected to give their all for one more day as they duke it out and earn the right to be called as the one, true National Champion!Witness the thrilling conclusion of the tournament on January 27, Saturday, 11:00AM at Vista Mall Taguig. Admission is FREE! You may also stream the games LIVE via social media at Facebook.com/PCCLeague.Catch all the exciting plays and highlights on television courtesy of our media partner, the FOX Sports Networks (airing schedule TBD).ADVERTISEMENT 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 Be in the know and get all the latest news, schedules, and updates by visiting the league’s official website at collegiatechampionsleague.net!ADVTSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Napa elated as Wangs Basketball-Letran off to a good start LATEST STORIES MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Six teams have made it past tough battles to make it this far and have punched their ticket in the National Finals.Due to the quirky nature of the 3×3 rules, the competition has seen its share of thrilling finishes beginning with the University of the Visayas holding off University of San Jose Recoletos 47-43 to take the Visayas Leg.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThis was followed by another close contest in South Luzon, when the visiting Trace College managed to topple the host squad University of Nueva Caceres, 51-45.The close winning margin trend went on in the Mindanao Leg when Southern Philippines College were able to eke out a 46-44 victory over Southern City College. There may be less players at once on the hardwood, but the action promises to be just as intense as we enter the final stage of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League 3×3 basketball tournament!ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Maritime Boss Summoned over Signature on US$800K NPA Contracts

first_imgJudge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘C‘’ has summoned the Commissioner of Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA), Mr. Beyan Kessely, to answer questions regarding his signature which appeared on a National Port Authority (NPA) contract document awarded to Denmar Enterprise in the amount of US$837,950, for which prosecutors claim there is no result to show for the money.The contract document under the name “Special Emergency Waiver for Port Security Project” was allegedly issued to the Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) authorizing it not to allow any biding process, but to award the seaport’s security consultancy contract to Denmar Enterprise.Mr. Kessely’s instruction was intended for the former National Port Authority’s (NPA) Managing Director Matilda Parker, who is being tried, to have Denmar Enterprise provide consultancy to seaport security, which prosecution’s first witness and chief investigator at the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Koffa Blamo, alleged during his testimony. Kessely who chairs the board of the NPA, is expected to appear before Judge Dixon on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.Judge Dixon’s action yesterday was due to a request from state lawyers authorizing the judge to serve two separate writs, subpoena deuces tecum and subpoena ad testificandum, on Mr. Kessely.Subpoena duces tecun is an order compelling a person or organization to bring physical or documentary evidence for use at a hearing or trial while subpoena ad testificandum is an order that compels a person to appear and give oral testimony for use at a hearing or trial.The state lawyers’ request came immediately after Blamo allegedly testified that during an investigation of Madam Parker, she presented a photocopy of the document bearing the signature of Mr. Kessely authorizing her to award the contract to Denmar Enterprise, ignoring the PPCC biding process.Based on that allegation, the prosecution team asked Judge Blamo to summon Mr. Kessely to produce the original copy of the document and to appear and testify about his signature.Besides Kessely, Judge Dixon also summoned the management of the National Port Authority (NPA), Sky International Insurance Corporation and the management of the Greenville Port.They were summoned due to similar requests from the prosecution team.The management of NPA is expected to produce original copies of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Madam Parker’s administration together with payment vouchers and return checks issued to Denmar Enterprise, owned by a Liberian businessman identified as Deneah Martin Flomo, who has escaped justice. Sky Insurance has to produce original copies of two performance bonds admitting that Denmar Enterprise performed the two contracts: one to remove wreckage at the Greenville Port, in Sinoe County, and another to provide security consultancy.But witness Blamo claimed that Flomo’s signature did not appear on one of the bonds submitted to the LACC by Sky Insurance, while on the other bond, submitted by defendant Parker, only the letter ‘PP’ appeared there for Flomo.The management of Greenville Port was also instructed by Judge Blamo to produce original copies of several documents on the contract, including assessment reports on the projected wreck removal plan and port facility security assessment.They are also expected to produce those documents on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Deadline deal seems unlikely

first_imgLOS ANGELES – With the NBA trade deadline arriving today at noon, Lakers coach Phil Jackson did not express optimism Wednesday about acquiring a player, be it All-Star guard Jason Kidd or anybody else. “I spent a couple hours with (GM Mitch Kupchak) this afternoon and things are still happening,” Jackson said. “I don’t see a lot of momentum that’s going to create anything right now, to be honest with you. But we still have our hopes that something will be accomplished.” Jackson said he was content to move forward after the deadline with the same roster as before. But Jackson conceded that the Lakers aren’t about to take their place alongside Dallas and Phoenix as the West’s top teams. “We still have other things that we can do and we’ll keep looking at that as we go through the season, if we can help the team,” Jackson said. “We think we have players – and when players get healthy – that can do some things in this league. “We don’t think we’re able to make that jump that we have to make to get up there at the level with some of the other teams at the elite level. But we do know that we can get lucky and have some things happen for us.” Middle man Jackson had framed Wednesday as being the critical day for getting any potential deal done. The Lakers last made a deadline trade in March 1999 when they acquired Glen Rice and J.R. Reid from Charlotte for Eddie Jones and Elden Campbell. The Lakers have expressed interest in Kidd, who is owed another $41 million on his contract, but the question is whether New Jersey would accept a package that did not include Andrew Bynum or Lamar Odom, the Lakers’ top two assets after Kobe Bryant. center_img Although Bynum will have started for two months or more once Kwame Brown returns, Jackson suggested that his 19-year-old center eventually will be moving back to the bench. Specifically, Jackson said he believes that Bynum could be equally productive in splitting time with Brown. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Decathlon winners get El Camino welcome

first_imgWOODLAND HILLS – They were greeted as hometown heroes, with marching bands, cheerleaders and applause from a crowd of onlookers. For the eight-member El Camino Real Academic Decathlon team – banded together by knowledge and a fifth national title – Thursday’s campus pep rally pushed them into a spotlight usually reserved for star athletes. “I think it’s tremendous for them,” said Principal Dave Fehte. “They put so much work into this. There’s such an expectation here for winning (the title) that I think they didn’t want to come back unless they won it. “They deserve everything they get.” El Camino and Taft High schools, both in Woodland Hills, are typically considered the front-runners in the decathlon, which challenges team members’ knowledge in 10 subjects. El Camino won a wild-card slot to compete for the state title, then represented California in the national finals held last week in Honolulu. There, team members continued their habit of day-and-night studying, rarely leaving their hotel rooms to enjoy the sun and surf of Waikiki Beach. In the end, it was worth it, as they earned a fifth national title for the school and medals and scholarships for the team members: Venus Vakhshori, 18; Jennifer Yoo, 18; Shengya Cao, 17; Helen Durand, 17; Sam Farahmand, 16; Jiyoung Kim, 18; Franklin Yu, 17; and Frank Soberanis, 17. With the decathlon over, some said they’ll have to find a way to occupy their time. Luckily for some of them, Advance Placement testing begins on Monday. “It’s weird getting accustomed to not studying,” Farahmand said. “I think it will take a little time to adjust,” Cao said. “I don’t know what to do with six hours of free time.” The eight also revealed the secret motto embroidered on the backs of their black satin warm-up jackets, an El Camino tradition. This year’s motto, written in Bengali from the book “The Good Earth,” read: “If you wish to please me, beat them to make them learn.” “It has a double meaning,” said Lissa Gregorio, one of El Camino’s Academic Decathlon coaches. “I told them, if they want to make me happy, they have to beat the other teams.” Gregorio said there is little time to bask in the glory. She already has her mind on the upcoming semester. “It’ll be the year we go for the sixth win,” Gregorio said. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Hazard still keen on ‘dream’ Real Madrid move

first_img0Shares0000Real Hazard for Chelsea: Eden Hazard has again stated the lure a move to Real Madrid holds for the Belgian © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 8 – Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has cast fresh doubt over his future despite a blistering start to the season by admitting he is still tempted by the childhood dream of a move to Real Madrid.Hazard has been instrumental in Chelsea’s unbeaten start under Maurizio Sarri, scoring eight goals in all competitions, as the Blues sit joint top of the Premier League alongside Manchester City and Liverpool. The Belgian was crowned the second best player at the World Cup and, after leading his country to third place in Russia, stated he felt the time was right for a fresh challenge with Madrid his preferred destination.“I spoke after the World Cup and I said that I think it is time to change because I played a great World Cup,” Hazard told the British media after scoring in Sunday’s 3-0 victory at Southampton.“I am really in the game, I am playing good football at the moment.“Real Madrid is the best club in the world. I don’t want to lie today. It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club.“We will see. I don’t want to talk about this every day. I don’t have time but we will talk about my future soon.”Real could do with Hazard’s firepower in the absence of the departed Cristiano Ronaldo, having failed to score in four consecutive games for the first time since 1985.– Different case to Courtois –Eden Hazard doesn’t want to follow Belgium team-mate Thibaut Courtois’ example in forcing an exit from Chelsea to Real Madrid © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEHazard is out of contract in 2020, but doesn’t want to follow the example of international team-mate Thibaut Courtois in forcing his way out of the club.Courtois had just a year to run on his contract, lowering his transfer value, when he refused to return to pre-season training with Chelsea before sealing a move to Real in August.“I don’t want that,” Hazard said. “I want what’s good for me, but I want what’s good for the club because the club has given me everything.“I don’t want to say: ‘Yes, I am signing a new contract’ and then in the end I don’t end up signing. So I will see.“Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future. I am 27 and I will turn 28 in January.”Madrid have won the Champions League for the past three seasons, while Chelsea failed to even qualify for Europe’s premier club competition this season after finishing sixth in the Premier League.However, Hazard insisted it is not trophies, but the enjoyment he gets from his football that will be the determining factor in his decision.And he is thriving in Sarri’s more expansive set-up after two seasons under the more cautious approach of Antonio Conte.“It is not trophies. Of course, when you play, you want to win,” added Hazard. “But I just want to enjoy things on the pitch, like I am at the moment. Then I am happy.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Arsenal need more than Cech to close gap on Chelsea

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to a big weekend of racing, with the Irish Derby taking place at the Curragh.He previews England v Italy in the European Under-21 Championship on Wednesday night, revealing the Three Lions are 7/5 to get the win which would book them a semi-final spot, while Tottenham star Harry Kane is favourite to open the scoring at 4/1.He also assesses next season’s Premier League title race and claims Arsenal need more than Petr Cech if they are to close the gap on Chelsea and Manchester City.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

DONEGAL ABROAD: LETTER FROM….WISCONSIN

first_imgAs Donegal’s young people continue to flock to foreign shores, donegaldaily.com reporter Marie Duffy presents the fifth of a series of interviews speaking to those who are creating a new life abroadEmer Gallagher is 26 and from Gaoth Dobhair and is currently living in Wisconsin, USA.She moved there almost three years ago and is working as a nanny. Like almost all of her friends, she has emigrated for work reasons and loves her new life abroad. “I live in Madison,Wisconsin, My best friend had moved here and it seemed like as good of a place as any to start afresh. It’s easier to move to a place where you know someone.”Emer moved abroad after feeling isolated because most young people her age had moved for work.“I was working in a job that I hated, and was one of only a few people my age who were still living at home in Gaoth Dobhair full-time. My friends were either abroad, at college or working away from home during the week.“At the moment I am nannying, and it turns out that I’m quite good at it. I don’t have enough hours in my week to do the work people need me for which is a good complaint to have.” Despite embracing her new life abroad, Emer misses home and admits ‘it’s not the same here’.She says: “I miss my friends and family a lot. Not being around to see my nephews and niece grow up is tough but to be around my friends I sadly had to move away from home. What’s even sadder is that it appears to have gotten a lot worse at home since I left.”Like the other emigrants Donegal daily has spoken too, Emer does not miss the weather.“I don’t miss the weather that’s for sure. Even though I have moved to a state in the Midwest where we get four months of snow it’s not as bad as the unpredictable weather back in Donegal, here there are definite seasons which is awesome.”She also enjoys living in an urban setting, and the privacy that comes with it. “I also don’t miss some of the gossips I left behind in Donegal!!! People give the yanks stick for the way they act and talk but honestly it’s a nicer environment to live in. People like to see you succeed and they have welcomed me with open arms.“I have embraced their culture, and besides I don’t know any other baseball fans from Gaoth Dobhair.”If you have emigrated and want to share your story with Donegaldaily.com please email us on info@donegaldaily.comDONEGAL ABROAD: LETTER FROM….WISCONSIN was last modified: July 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Gaoth Dobhairletter from abroadlast_img read more

TIME TO HIT THE BEACH AS TEMPERATURES SET TO SOAR

first_imgMore than 60 members of Finn Valley AC hit the beach at Ballyliffin on SundayIF YOU can swing Monday off, it could be the day to hit the beach, say forecasters.It’s going to be a hot hot day in Donegal with temperatures soaring to 22C or 23C as summer makes a brief return.Following a very mild weekend, the warm theme will continue. Monday will see the best of the sunshine, with the heat staying on Tuesday and into Wednesday.Met Eireann says that in the North West there will be less sunshine later in the week but it could continue mild through until early next week before cooler weather returns.Enjoy it.Sixty members of Finn Valley AC certainly did when they took their training to Ballyliffin on Sunday morning.  TIME TO HIT THE BEACH AS TEMPERATURES SET TO SOAR was last modified: September 22nd, 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:donegal daily weathersunshinelast_img read more