JC, Hydel win big

first_img NOT SURPRISED Yesterday’s results Hydel dominated play from the get-go, with St Jago proving no match for their St Catherine neighbours in what was the third meeting for both teams. Hydel had earlier won 1-0 and drew 0-0 during the preliminary stage. “I’m not surprised by the heavy margin of victory today. During the preliminary stage, we always created chances, but (we were) just not scoring, and that is why we were not in the FLOW Super Cup competition,” Duckie told The Gleaner. “It is important to remain focused and continue to work hard for a place in the semi-final.” Glen Laing, head coach of St Jago said he is disappointed, but his team is young. “It was a disappointing result for us, but the team is a young one. Our aim was to reach the second round and we have done that. We want to win at least one game in the group,” Laing added. In the day’s second game, JC, fully aware of Hydel’s result, started slow but came into their own and won comfortably against Den ham Town JC was led by a brace from captain Oquin Robinson, who got his goals in the 20th and 70th minutes, with goals by Norman Campbell (23rd), Ronaldo Brown (45th), Duhaney Williams (52nd) and substitute Orlando Brown (78th) completing the demolition. JC’s coach Miguel Coley said he was satisfied with the result and performance, which came on the heels of a 1-0 loss to Clarendon College in the FLOW Super Cup last Saturday at Sabina Park. “I am satisfied to get back goals after the game on Saturday. We were much better in front of goal today, so we are happy with the result,” Coley said. Coley is now looking forward to a crucial clash, with joint group leader Hydel in the next game. “Hydel is a good team, so we are looking forward to that game next week. And, hopefully we can get the win,” he added. Hydel 6 St Jago 0 JC 6 Denham Town 0 Today’s games Group J Constant Spring Complex 1 p.m. – Kingston College vs St Andrew Technical High 3 p.m. – Bridgeport High vs Charlie Smith High Twelve goals split between their teams left coaches Miguel Coley and Donovan Duckie well satisfied with their team’s heavy wins in yesterday’s second round action of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup competition. In a Constant Spring Sports Complex double-header, Coley’s Jamaica College (JC) brushed aside Denham Town by a 6-0 margin with Duckie’s Hydel outfit storming to similar win over St Jago, leaving both winners sharing the lead atop the group with six points and a goal difference of plus six. Nicholas Nelson got things going for Hydel in the curtain raiser with a goal from the penalty spot with 22 minutes on the clock with Courton Wright (40th), an own goal from St Jago’s Jelani Thomas (53rd) as well as strikes from substitute Pakibi Farquharson, Mowaine Meredith and Kevin Wright, who scored in a three minute burst from the 89th minute to the first minute of added time, completing the rout.last_img read more

Powell thrilled with Giunness World Record nod

first_imgFormer World record holder and one of the five fastest men in the world, Asafa Powell, is thrilled after he was officially named a Guinness World Record Holder.The Jamaican sprinter and Olympian has been named the current record holder for Most Competitive 100m Sprint Races Completed in Sub-10 Seconds, meaning that no sprinter in history has gone below 10 seconds more times that the 34 year-old Powell.”It was fantastic to hear that I am back in the Guinness Book of World Records,” Powell told The Gleaner yesterday.The sprinter, who will this season be looking to feature in his fifth World Championships after competing in Paris (2003), Osaka (2007), Berlin (2009) and Beijing (2015), says he is eager to add to his tally and extend his amazing record.With 97 sub-10 seconds runs under his spikes and last year’s Diamond Trophy in hand, Powell is heading to the IAAF Diamond League opener in Doha, Qatar, alongside 16 reigning Olympic and World Champions plus 44 global medallists, all of whom are competing in the Qatar Sports Club on May 5.HUNTING ANOTHER DIAMONDPowell heads to Doha looking for his 98th run and to add another diamond to that sub-10 crown.”I am hoping to break my own record again and again this season, and my journey to 100 begins on Friday. I can’t wait to make history again!” Powell added.Powell, a four-time Olympian, ran 9.77 seconds in 2005 to break Tim Montgomery’s 100m world record before twice equalling the time in 2006, subsequently lowering the mark to 9.74 in 2007.last_img read more

‘Justice a Recipe for Sustainable Peace in Liberia’

first_imgLiberians may not worry about the eventual withdrawal of UNMIL if the government can dispense justice without fear or favor, according to interviews conducted among a sample of Monrovia residents last week.Many interviewed concerning reports that the government’s security is being turned over from UNMIL to the Executive Protection Service (EPS) said Liberia can be managed by Liberians if the justice system is strengthened.“The peace of Liberia depends on the justice system. When justice is impartially done and everyone’s problem is equally addressed, Liberians will abide by the law,” they said.Another said, “Ordinary Liberians are willing to have peace and no one is interested in seeing war, but the police and the entire security sector need to avoid taking bribes and collaborating with armed robbers.”On the Fendell campus of the University of Liberia, student Prince Suah said “One thing that is a problem in Liberia is the culture of impunity. This is a serious issue in our country. People who are caught in crime are not prosecuted; instead, they are seen in the communities threatening people again.”He added that when cases in court are not adjudicated and the justice system is weak as it is now, there will be no stability in the country as UNMIL leaves. Mr. Suah, who appeared emotional in his comment, emphasized that people who commit atrocities in the country and were rewarded with elected positions, teaches others to get involved in crime because it is rewarding.Other contributors who did not want to be named alluded to Suah’s comment and said mob justice and violent demonstrations witnessed over time in the country are due to a poor and weak justice system.Augustine Garmonyou, a businessman at the ELWA Junction, told the Daily Observer that a weak judiciary system, lack of love for the country and insincerity are impeding Liberia’s peace.Mr. Garmonyou alluded to previous commentators that Liberians do not need war but peace, and if peace can be maintained in the absence of UNMIL, justice should be done impartially and promptly when crimes are committed.He also indicated that love for the country is lacking on grounds that foreigners are bringing drugs into the country and damaging the lives of the youths and yet the government is not taking tangible steps to prevent them.Garmonyou also said the government claims it needs security, but it is not willing to pay security personnel well enough to hold them accountable for the job. “This lack of sincerity is what is causing security personnel to engage in bribes.”Meanwhile, Liberia’s justice system has over the years been criticized for being weak and corrupt.In the US State Department’s Human Rights report for 2015, the judicial system, including the police was highlighted as being very corrupt.The report also indicated that judges receive bribes and deliberately delay cases to frustrate people who cannot afford to bribe them.It may be recalled that during the observance of the International Human Rights Day in 2013, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe said at a program organized by the Independent National Human Rights Commission (INHRC) that “one can only get justice in Liberia if the person has money.”Cllr. Gongloe said the poor do not have justice due to conditions that exist for them in pursuing justice, “The distance to cover and reach the court is one condition, and the other is whether the person has money to bribe the judge.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Drugs, phones, blades, found in NA Prison

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Prison Service and the Guyana Police Force have once again unearthed a quantity of contraband at the New Amsterdam Prison.The joint exercise on Saturday lasted for almost four hours, during which a section of the Berbice penitentiary was searched. Among the items found during the raid were 220 grams of cannabis, nine cellular phones, a number of phone chargers, several sim cards, and a quantity of wire, razor blades and lighters.Prisons Director (ag) Gladwin SamuelsThe smuggling of contraband items into prisons remains a perennial problem within the local system. Nevertheless, authorities have been working to curb the practice and these efforts have resulted in several prison officers being caught facilitating the illegal trade, which is said to be “big business”.In fact, only last week, four prison officers were arrested after they smuggled a bottle of rum and a pack of cigarettes into the Lusignan Prison last weekend. The officers have been charged and interdicted from duty on Tuesday last.Already, five prison officers were relieved of their duties back in July after they were fingered in an incident whereby a parcel containing cannabis had been thrown into the Lusignan Prison Holding Bay area.The Prisons Director posited that these contraband find its way into the prisons because unscrupulous prison officers are colluding to smuggle items into the prison system, hence it has been a challenge to curb the illegal practice.“The Standard Operating Procedures would see prison officers conducting searches to verify that persons are without banned items when entering the prisons. This system will only be effective when there is no collusion,” he posited.Samuels asserted that a firm stand must be taken against the smuggling of banned items into prisons.In a recent interview with Guyana Times, the Prisons Director had lamented on the struggles authorities are facing in detecting and weeding out corrupt officers from within the system. He had pointed out that despite efforts to rid the prison facilities of contraband, exercises such as raids create the demand for more illicit items, which some officers take advantage of and capitalise on.Moreover, Samuels noted that while several methods are there to gather intelligence in the prison environment, these efforts are hindered by the practice of officers who witness, or are aware of, such acts by their colleagues but choose to remain mum instead of reporting to higher authorities. This, the Prison Director said, has made it difficult for authorities to identify the rogue officers.“Many persons have not been forthcoming with information they are privy to and so these [corrupt] persons are not known… The fact that you cannot link it to so specific time, it is difficult to sanction persons who are on duty because sometimes when you discover these items, it could be days that they’re in the prison already and so to just go and bring charges against the persons who were on duty during that entire period might not be in the best interest of the service,” Samuels had asserted.Nevertheless, in efforts to further beef up security and prevent the smuggling of contraband into prison facilities, steps are being taken to acquire scanners for the various penitentiary facilities across the country. In fact, Samuels told Guyana Times that the first scanner is expected to be here sometime in December, while three others have been included in the 2019 Budget.last_img read more

Chelsea’s Abraham inspired by criticism

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham shoots to score his second goal at Norwich © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 25 – Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham admits he used criticism of his difficult start to the season to fuel his match-winning display at Norwich.Abraham’s brace fired Frank Lampard to his first Premier League victory as Chelsea manager and erased some of the doubts about his misfiring strikers. None of Chelsea’s forwards had scored in the Premier League this term until Saturday when Abraham bagged his first goals for the club in the 3-2 win.It was a special afternoon for Abraham, who is one of Chelsea’s prized homegrown assets.Loan spells at Bristol City, Swansea and Aston Villa helped Abraham hone his craft, but when he missed his penalty in the European Super Cup shoot-out defeat against Liverpool, the 21-year-old was racially abused on social media.It was a nasty experience for Abraham, who is aware of the doubters and is determined to silence them.“I have always believed in myself,” Abraham told Chelsea’s official website.“I know I have had a bit of a sticky time at the start of the season, but I’m someone who doesn’t let that affect me. It drives me on.“Now I have scored two good goals and hopefully I can keep scoring for Chelsea.“This is football at the end of the day. You just have to enjoy it as much as you can. It’s not a long career, so while you’re out there you just have to give your best and just enjoy it.”Abraham opened the scoring with a fine finish on three minutes, with fellow youngster Mason Mount also hitting the back of the net in an entertaining first half which saw Norwich draw level twice through Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki.After scoring his first goal Abraham, who settled the contest with a well-taken second-half strike, celebrated by embracing Lampard and paid tribute to his new boss.“It’s always nice to have that support behind you, especially how he supports the young lads,” he added.“He gives us confidence. When a coach believes in you, you just want to do your best and give 100 per cent.”0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chris Coleman admits he considered quitting as Wales manager

first_img Chris Coleman Wales manager Chris Coleman has revealed he considered his position after losing 6-1 in Serbia three years ago.Coleman is on the brink of becoming the first Wales manager for 58 years to lead the country to a major finals, his side needing a point from final Euro 2016 qualifiers in Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday and at home to Andorra on Tuesday to make it to France next summer.The former Wales defender was a long way from national hero status when his Novi Sad nightmare unfolded in September 2012, but says he would have been “a coward” had he walked away in the wake of that defeat.“I had doubts whether I was capable of doing the job after the Serbia game,” said Coleman, who had succeeded the late Gary Speed the previous January.“It’s a job I wanted to do but did I come in at the wrong time? That was the lowest I’ve ever been.“But I’ve been at clubs in tough situations, you lose a game or you have a bad run of games.“But we didn’t just lose in Serbia, we embarrassed ourselves and when you do that you embarrass the country – and that’s another ball game. I’d never felt that before.”Coleman said he spoke to those closest to him, his fiancee and now wife, the television presenter Charlotte Jackson, then Wales assistant manager Kit Symons and media manager Ian Gwyn Hughes, in the days after that sorry 6-1 thrashing.And he recalled some advice from his father to stay in his job and build on the foundations put in place by Speed to lead the country towards its first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.“I spoke to my wife and Kit and I went to Ian’s house a few nights after we got back,” Coleman said.“We sat down, had a glass of wine, a bit of dinner and we had a good chat. It was tough.“But I think I’d have been a bit of a coward if I’d walked away.“If it is a fight, my father always said to me, ‘If you lose, you’ve got to be walking forward throwing punches back, not on your hands and knees crawling away getting kicked in the backside’.“But it did hurt and it took me quite a few days to calm down, think rationally and get on with it.“Winning for your country is great, but losing in that manner, well, that was something new to me.” 1last_img read more

LOCALS TO RESIST PLANNING RETENTION FOR CARRIGART HOLIDAY VILLAGE

first_imgCuan an Ri in CarrigartA planning application for the retention of a basement at the beachfront development at the Cuan na Ri holiday complex at Carrigart is to be strenuously opposed by the local residents.The Tirconail Tribune reports that Michael and Patrick Preston of T&G Developments have made the application in the past week to seek the council’s approval to allow the basement to remain on site along with its completion.The Council’s Planning Dept. has sought to have the basement and store area at the Cuan na Ri development demolished to comply with the original schedules. On November 25th the Council issued a number of enforcement notices to the Prestons on foot of the development not being complaint with the original grant of planning.A major level of objection is now underway and the issue has been a matter of much controversy ever since the local community found their right of access to the beach blocked off by locked gates last September.The news comes as Marian Harkin MEP prepares to visit Aghadachor on Saturday week to hear the concerns of the community and to explore EU perspectives from an environmental perspective.Meanwhile, a Divisional Ecologist, at the National Parks & Wildlife Service in the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, has told the Aghadachor Action Group that encroachment and infilling of the Special Area of Conservation did occur during the construction of the beach activity centre. The spokesman said they had brought the matter to the attention of Donegal County Council and the developer, and this issue was subsequently rectified.“Issues still remain on the beach at Aghadachor. We are of the opinion that some works have resulted in damage to the Special Area of Conservation and have been considered as unauthorised development by Donegal County Council.“It is our position that any environmental damage is fully rectified. We are working with Donegal County Council, the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the developer to achieve this,’ added the Divisional Ecologist.In a new development last November the Council issued an enforcement order against the developers on a number of grounds.The Council said that a basement area added to the main building without planning permission and must be demolished. The enforcement notice required: “the said developments to cease.” and the measures listed to be addressed within four weeks from the date of issue on November 25th.The enforcement order was sent to Michael A and Patrick G Preston. The Council had identified six areas of ‘unauthorised construction and installation’ and subsequently moved to have the development made compliant with the planning permission, which was originally granted.This additional element of the basement has been added extending for 393 square metres (4230 sq. feet) and the Council says it now incorporates effectively a 3 storey appearance, whereas a 2 storey structure was permitted in the grant of planning.The enforcement order was based on grounds that the terms of planning permission granted in 2012 not having been fulfilled. T&G Developments was told the Beach activity centre had not been constructed in accordance with the plans, and particulars submitted under the planning application.Insofar as the impact of the demolition might impact on the area, the Council has already requested that all rubble and associated materials are removed in consultation with Donegal County Council.The other main component in the enforcement order is the construction of a mechanical pipe on the shoreline to address issues of erosion.And they have asked that the construction of the Geo-Tube, an anti erosion mechanism within the foreshore area be removed since it does not have planning permission.This particular mechanism has caused much controversy locally with community leaders claiming that nobody has a right to claim territory below the high water mark.The Tube extends for a length of 280 metres and the Council is also seeking its removal and all its element parts.LOCALS TO RESIST PLANNING RETENTION FOR CARRIGART HOLIDAY VILLAGE was last modified: January 23rd, 2014 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:CarrigartCUAN AN RIlast_img read more

ATHLETICS NEWS: ADAM SPEER PERFORMS SUPERBLY AT TEMPLEMORE TRIATHLON

first_imgAthletics News:Seven Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon club members competed in the Liam Ball pool based triathlon in Templemore, Derry on a cold, wet and windy Bank Holiday Sunday.This venue was the first place a triathlon was ever staged in Ireland and in 1985 it was named after the Derry city Olympic swimmer, Liam Ball. This year was its 30th anniversary and it was a sold out event. Best on the day for 24/7 was Adam Speer who was 5th overall and used the race as a precursor for his upcoming race in Barcelona.In Letterkenny the annual North West 10K road race was held. This course, many would argue, is one of the most challenging in the county and some would say in the country! While the weather didn’t help matters for the Triathlon earlier in the day, the sun came out and the wind dropped just before the starter gun went for the 10K. Gavin Crawford had a steady run and finished strong in a time of 35.8 to finish 9th overall. Aidan Callaghan also had an impressive run and crossed the line in 36.56.2. First club woman home was club junior Kirsty McElwine in a time of 44.04 who had been second earlier in the week at the Educate Together 5K. Congratulations to all the competitors! Liam Ball TriathlonAdam Speer 1.04.00Liam Tinney 1.17.13Fin Begley 1.18.33Paul Lynch 1.18.35Niall Mulrine 1.19.26Cathal Roarty 1.22.53 Liam Cooley 1.37.16North West 10K Road RaceGavin Crawford 35.18Aidan Callaghan 36.56.2 Peter O’Donnell 39.33.9Paul Dillon 40.13.4Paul Cullen 42.17.1Jonathon Edwards 43.07.8Gavin Harris 43.31.9Martin Donnelly 43.56.9Kirsty McElwine 44.04Karl Sweeney 44.25.9Michael Shields 45.33.7Emma McGee 45.49.5Danny McDaid 47.41.9Damien McGoohan 48.21.4Sammy Johnston 48.31.5Patrick Nulty 48.35.7Paul O’Gara 50.23Keith Fletcher 50.31.6Laura Black 51.52.4Amanda McNulty 53.41Ann Robinson 53.45.6Adrian Wasson 54.42.9Denise McBride 58.16.1Sean McAuliffe 58.22.1Jacqualine Gallagher 1.04.31Apologies for any names not included as results had some names missing. Please see the club website for training schedule, www.letterkenny247.comATHLETICS NEWS: ADAM SPEER PERFORMS SUPERBLY AT TEMPLEMORE TRIATHLON was last modified: May 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Adam SpeerathleticsNoticesSportlast_img read more

Dembele cares about Tottenham too much to join a Premier League rival

first_imgDembele, though, says he is “open to anything,” but his next “adventure” would be abroad.“Tottenham is my club, my family is happy in London and the children are enrolled in a school – all of which you cannot just leave like that,” he said.“But otherwise I’m open to anything. Since I was little, I am someone who loves an adventure.“I have already talked about the championship in China with Axel Witsel.“But I also talked about the MLS to Laurent Ciman and if someone was playing in Bangladesh, I would also ask him for information.“It will be time to study the options available to me, but I do not see myself playing in another club than Tottenham in England.”Dembele is currently with the Belgium national team and hinted he could retire from international football after this World Cup. 2 Mousa Dembele is playing for Belgium at the 2018 World Cup “This could be my last tournament,” he added.“I have been playing for the national team for 13 years, since I was 18.“But I don’t want to make a decision now, we’ll see after the tournament.“I have to listen to my body. It is possible that after the World Cup, I feel that I can play two more tournaments.“But I can say that I do not see myself playing football with the national team for another six years.” Dembele’s midfield displays have caught the eye If Mousa Dembele does leave Tottenham this summer, it won’t be for another club in England.The 30-year-old joined the club in 2012 and has excelled in midfield during the last few seasons under Mauricio Pochettino. He has a year left on his current deal in north London and has attracted interest from Italy and China. 2last_img read more

Juventus finally get the deal done for Emre Can

first_imgHappy #SelfieDay from Emre! 📱👍🏳🏴#WelcomeToJu pic.twitter.com/MmsyZDAMkJ— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 21, 2018Can joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014 and played in his 167th and final game in the 3-1 Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid.He became a key figure in midfield, however, news of his exit has not bothered some fans as much as you might think.Instead, there was a mix of fond farewells and a general feeling of… ‘meh’ as a result of the Reds bolstering their midfield with Fabinho and Naby Keita. Juventus have completed the signing of Emre Can from Liverpool, the club have announced.The 24-year-old had been in Turin on Thursday morning to complete a medical and the Serie A champions teed up his signing by posting a picture of the player on Twitter with the words “Emre Can has landed in Turin”. Emre Can has landed in Turin! 🛬👋 pic.twitter.com/jCtxW6ZLlB— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) June 21, 2018A statement on the club’s website read: “Juventus Football Club announces that Emre Can has signed with the Bianconeri to officially join the club on July 1 2018 on a four-year deal. Juventus Football Club announces that Emre Can has signed with the Bianconeri to officially join the club on July 1 2018 on a four-year deal.”last_img read more