‘This is what the programme needed’

first_imgFormer national technical director for football, Vin Blaine, said Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Girlz showed character and grit to beat hosts Haiti 2-1 and lift the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Championship on Sunday.A goal in each half from Shayla Smart (third minute) and Jody Brown (67th minute) led the Jamaicans to the title triumph.Jamaica, Haiti and third-place Trinidad and Tobago advanced to the CONCACAF Championship, where the top-three finishers will qualify for the 2016 World Cup in Jordan.Blaine, who as head coach led the Reggae Girlz to many CFU victories in the past, noted that the players had very little time to gel.”They (Jamaica) came against a Haiti team that was the favourite based on performance, and it was really a gritty performance. The players don’t know each other much. Most of them have never played for Jamaica before, and some came in two days before the finals,” he said.training needed”So for them to gel in a manner that they could overcome a Haitian team that has been together means there is some character to this team … and after the disappointment of the senior team, this is what the programme needed,” he added.Haiti’s goal was scored by the tournament’s top scorer, Nerilia Mondesir, in the 71th minute.Blaine believes if they are to qualify for the World Cup next year, the Girlz need training camps and matches against top-level teams.”What we’ve lacked in the past has been long-term training sessions and international games. International games will acclimatise us to situations. We need to play top teams, even if it is not international teams,” he said.”If we can find a top-club team in Canada or the US, we would get the same characteristics as the players you would play against – same movement, same discipline – it’s just for us to get the experience to play against these girls.”But at this level, we are more competitive than at the senior level, so if the coaches get these girls some games, they should be competitive. They just need more exposure,” Blaine reasoned.”They came through the struggle but gave a good fight to become champions, and that should encourage them to try and go further,” he added.last_img read more

40 Beneficiaries Urged to Become Foot-soldiers in Ebola Fight

first_imgAt least 40 persons who completed a one-day Ebola Awareness Seminar at the St. Paul Bridge Elementary School Thursday, September 25, in Monrovia have been asked to become foot soldiers in the dissemination of preventive information in their communities.The program was held by the Liberian Women & Children, Welfare, Teenage Mothers and Assistance Program, (LICWETMAP), with support from Health Promotion Montserrado County Ebola Response Team at the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare.The lead facilitator, J. Leahown Tokpa, assisted by Ms. Flourish Kanue and Ms. Wubue Ford, provided the gathering video presentations of the Ebola virus, its transmission and prevention and dispelled negative information associated with the fight against Ebola.“We must fight against Ebola infection,” Coordinator Tokpa told the participants, drawn from both Zuma and Zinc Camp communities, near St. Paul Bridge, “because that will ensure that others don’t get infected.”The interactive discussion allowed the full participations of both men and women, in both questions and answers.Tokpa said there has been misinformation about the Ebola Virus on its prevention and infection, and urged them to be aware of information sanctioned by the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare and partners.“Ordinary soap and water are all you need to wash your hands against the Ebola Virus infection,” he said.He explained that the constant washing of hands is the most effective weapon to defeat the Ebola virus infection.He urged them to go to their communities with the information they have acquired and become ambassadors of change.Additionally, facilitator Flourish Kanue gave practical application of the mixer of Chlora and Chlorine in their proper proportion for hands and areas at home.   She said improper mixtures of Chlora and Chlorine could present difficulties in the future.Meanwhile, LICWETMAP Executive Director Nancy Stewart-Bropleh encouraged the participants to take the information to their various homes in their communities and fight the deadly virus.She expressed appreciation to their responses as well as to the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare for responding to her organization’s request to help educate representatives of the two communities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Student to make court appearance today

first_imgUG bomb threatsUniversity of Guyana student Sheliza Jaffarrally, who was questioned in relation to the bomb threats made against the tertiary institution, was charged and is expected to make her court appearance today at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.She will answer to the offence of misuse of a telecommunication device under the Telecommunications Act of Guyana. The young woman has retained Latchmi Rahamat as her attorney. A Police source confirmed that the young lady was officially charged on Sunday.Jaffarrally was reportedly taken into Police custody where she was questioned in relation to threats which surfaced primarily on social media.The University had postponed all classes until February 11 after a second bomb threat was directed at the learning institution on Thursday morning, thus resulting in the administration’s call to protect the lives of students and implement responsive measures.Thursday was the second consecutive day on which a threat was issued, resulting in another visit from both the Guyana Fire Service and the Guyana Police Force to conduct a thorough search of the premises.The University on Thursday said that time is needed for response mechanisms to be put in place in the case of any emergency and as such all classes were suspended. On February 11, all activities are scheduled to resume as per normal, the institution in a statement said, adding that it will also enable the institution to assess situations which occurred over the recent days.After Police ranks completed their search, it was noted that there have been “no significant threats” and further, that mischievous persons are behind these acts to disrupt the campus’ atmosphere.A meeting was convened on Wednesday evening with Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith and other senior officials where “the situation was assessed and they were advised that the situation arose from mischievous students, either by themselves or other persons.”This first bomb threat emerged earlier on Wednesday which indicated that other persons would be planting explosives at various institutions. The posts were prevalent on Facebook as seen in the name of an unknown individual going by the name of “Ki Ra” on Wednesday saying, “This is not the end”.Apart from these threats, other schools within Georgetown received threats as well, raising concerns among parents about the level of security.The first, aimed at School of Nations, escalated when the Director, Brian O’Toole, was shot. He is said to be recovering well. Circumstances at the Bishops’ High School and Queen’s College resumed normalcy.last_img read more

Pedestrian killed on ECD Public Road

first_imgA yet to be identified woman was killed on the East Coast Demerara (ECD) public road on Monday evening, after she allegedly ran into the path of a moving vehicle.The accident occurred sometime around 22:20h along the Goedverwagting Public Road, ECD.The vehicle which fatally struck the pedestrianBased on reports received, motor car bearing registration number PRR 6071 which was driven by a Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown, resident, was proceeding along the roadway when the accident occurred.It was noted that the vehicle collided with the pedestrian after she reportedly ran into its path from South to North. The injured woman was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was admitted.However, the woman succumbed to her injuries about 05:30h on Tuesday while receiving medical attention.Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle, who passed a breathalyser test, remains in custody assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

Papers forged in bid to aid inmates

first_imgSACRAMENTO – A private investigator who worked to get condemned inmates off Death Row pleaded guilty Monday to forging documents to support their appeals. Kathleen Culhane, 40, admitted that she forged documents to try to stop the executions of four condemned inmates since 2002, including Michael Morales, who was sentenced to death for the 1981 rape and murder of a Central Valley teenager. The plea agreement by the San Francisco-based investigator was entered in Sacramento County Superior Court and settles a case that the state attorney general called the largest fraud ever against the state’s criminal justice system. “This case is not about the death penalty; it’s about playing by the rules,” Senior Assistant Attorney General Michael Farrell told reporters after Culhane entered her plea. “She subverted the entire system.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In February, the Attorney General’s Office charged Culhane with 45 felony counts of forgery, filing false documents and perjury. In her plea agreement, she admitted to two counts of forgery and single counts of perjury and filing false documents. The deal asks Judge Gary Ransom to sentence her to a five-year prison term. She could have faced nearly 19 years in prison if convicted of all 45 counts. Culhane’s attorney, Stuart Hanlon, said the potential sentence was a “very stiff consequence” but said she is likely to serve no more than two years and eight months. Culhane, who remains free on $50,000 bail, said: “I believe the death penalty is illegal. It’s barbaric, and it’s an atrocity. Any acts I committed are done out of a firm belief against the state killing these people.”last_img read more

Power lines down near 100th street in Fort St. John

first_imgIMG_0321FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Power lines are down on 100th street in Fort St. John near Tim Hortons and Sears.High winds and rain are causing problems all over town with the storm hitting the North Peace Region.RCMP are on scene of the down power lines and one entrance to the mall is blocked off.- Advertisement -Traffic is slow in the area. Use caution while driving.last_img

Green Commandos rip apart NEP 13-0 in School Games

first_imgJuma returned to torment the North Eastern side in the 39th minute with his second of the game.Kakamega High then scored two quick goals through Mazembe who scored his second and Alpha Chris.More goals came in the 47th and 48th minutes from Marvin Odhiambo and Ronald Sichenje respectively.Also on the score sheet was second half substitute Evans Odhiambo who netted a brace.“The game was good but scoring 13 goals was not easy. This tournament actually is a Kakamega tournament to loose, all my boys are reliant and we have been preparing well. We are putting 100 percent in every game.  We are not underrating any team,” Kakamega High School coach Brendan Mwinamo said after the match.His opposite number from Boys Town, Victor Mugendi was disappointed with the result, blaming his charges for lack of concentration.“My boys could not manage to concentrate in the game, this weather is terrible for them and although our opponents were better prepared I believe we deserved to win. We have learned something and if we lose in the other matches it won’t be like that.”In another results, after a 2-0 half time lead, Eastern representatives Kathungi registered a 3-1 victory over Tetu from Central who were included in the event on Monday after the disqualification of Central region champions and 2015 national champions Passenga after an appeal for fielding an eligible player in the regional games.In boys volleyball, Waa lost 3-1 to power house Malava while Hospital Hill beat Kangundo 3-1.In girls football, Wiyeta were 4-2 winners over Ibinzo, Nginda beat Kwale 2-0,  Jabini  and Olympic played to a 2-2 draw while Kobala beat Utithi 2-1In girls volleyball, Passenga lost by straight sets to Cheptil while Soweto beat St. John’s Kaloleni by straight sets.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kakamega High School Football team’s Green Commandos.PHOTO/courtesyNYERI, Kenya July4 – Former Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association National football champions, Kakamega High School started their Term 2 B campaign on a high, ripping apart  North Eastern representatives Boys Town 13-0 as the annual games kicked off in Nyeri on Tuesday.Red hot Henry Juma displayed a man of the match performance, netting four goals after James Mazembe had given the Green Commandos the opener after four minutes.last_img read more

VAR supporter Guardiola wants quicker decisions

first_img0Shares0000Pep Guardiola saw his Manchester City side thrash Schalke 7-0 on Tuesday © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 13 – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola again backed the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology, but called for decisions using the system to be speeded up after his side’s 7-0 thrashing of Schalke to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.Three of City’s goals scored by Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling had to be checked by VAR for tight offside calls, while Sane also had another goal ruled out. But there was frustration among supporters at the Etihad over long delays before the referee was given the all clear by his video assistants to either award the goal or rule it out.VAR also played a big role in the first leg of the last 16 tie as Schalke were awarded two penalties before losing 3-2 on the night in Gelsenkirchen and 10-2 on aggregate.“They need to be a little bit quicker to make decisions but it is fair,” said Guardiola, who wanted the Premier League to introduce the system this season.“The two penalties went against us from VAR in Germany but at the end it is fair.“At the end that is what we are looking for. Hopefully in the Premier League next season that is what can happen. I am happy with VAR. Hopefully it can be quicker than today.“I like the teams who deserve to win, go through. Sometimes you don’t go through for wrong decisions. It helps referees to make those decisions fairly.”City remain on course for a historic quadruple of trophies. Having won the League Cup last month, Guardiola’s men lead the Premier League and are now in the last eight of both the Champions League and FA Cup.Despite missing Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy through injury and the suspended Nicolas Otamendi, City cruised past the Bundesliga strugglers.Sergio Aguero hit a double to get the English champions going before Sane, Sterling and Bernardo Silva got on the scoresheet.Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus then came off the bench to score in the second half.And Guardiola is hoping to be even more spoiled for choice come the quarter-finals next month.“We have a lot of injured players so we want to continue this run and get those players back fit,” he added.“Everyone has to compete with each other to play. They all want to play. Everybody tried to play, be bold and keep going.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sassuolo slap ‘hands off’ warning on Arsenal and Manchester City target

first_img Sime Vrsaljko 1 Arsenal and Manchester City target Sime Vrsaljko is not for sale, according to Serie A side Sassuolo.The Croatian full-back has been tipped to move to the Premier League this summer but Juventus and Napoli have also declared their interest in the 23-year-old.But Sassuolo have insisted the talented defender is not for sale and ruled out Vrsaljko joining one of Europe’s leading sides.“Last year big clubs wanted him,” the club’s sporting director Giovanni Carnevali revealed in an interview with Italian station Radio Crc.“Milan liked him too, but he chose us because we believed in him. We’ve never had any real offer for Vrsaljko because we don’t want to sell him.”Vrsaljko, who rose to prominence at Dinamo Zagreb, has also been linked with Watford and impressed many scouts across Europe for his versatility to operate anywhere in defence and as a holding midfielder.last_img read more

SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY ROVERS U14s EARN DRAW WITH DRUMKEEN

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTES 09/11/2014CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 2, 7, 19, 20. There was no jackpot winner. The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was John and Maureen Long, Cappry.Next weeks jackpot is €1250. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!SENIORSCappry Rovers 0-1 St Catherine’s In this top of the table clash played in perfect conditions at Cappry Park, it was a game of very few chances.Both sets of defences were on top in a very entertaining opening half with play swinging from end with no clear cut chances being created.Half Time 0. 0.St Catherine’s started the strongest in the second half but the Cappry rearguard stood firm and keeper Eoin Gallen did well.The visiting keeper made a few good saves when called upon. The breakthrough came for the visitors in the sixty second minute when following a short corner the ball broke to a St Catherine’s player who broke, crossed to the wing and the ball was squared to Ryan McHugh who scored from close range to the corner of the net.Cappry piled on the pressure in search of the equaliser but try as they did, they couldn’t find a way past the visitors defence and keeper.Final Score 0. 1.Team Performance from Cappry. Shane O Rourke and Ryan McHugh were best for Saint Catherine’s.Referee Marty McGarrigle.They’re back on the road again next Sunday with a trip to Kildrum Tigers.Kick off at 2pm in Kildrum.Training at McCool’s astro Wednesday evening at 8pm.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 18’sThe under 18’s played Keadue Rovers on Saturday and were on the wrong side of a 2-1 loss. Kevin Bonner got the Cappry goal.No game next week.Training Monday evening 7.30pm.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 16’sCappry Rovers 2-0 Convoy ArsenalThis game was played in good conditions on Saturday morning. The home team started well and Sean McBride forced a good save from the Convoy keeper from a free kick. Cappry kept pressing looking for the opening goal but Convoy were solid at the back. Convoy were dangerous on the counter attack throughout the first half. It looked like the teams would go in level at half time but in the 39th minute the Convoy keeper made a fine save from a good strike from Luke Gavigan. From the resulting corner Oisin Gallen took a short corner to Daire McCafferty who crossed to Chad McShorley who scored with a fine header. Cappry started the second half well again and pressed looking for a second goal. They went close on a couple of occasions but had to wait until the 64th minute when Daire McCafferty found Jamie Keegan who made no mistake from 6 yards. Both teams kept looking for goals in the final 15 minutes. In the 73rd min Sean McBride was taking down in the box for a penalty but he blazed the spot kick over the bar. In the 76th min Karl McGlynn found Sean McBride but he saw his header cleared of the line. Two team performances. Ref Marty McGarrigle.Next game is away to Carndonagh in the national cup. Saturday, 2pm kick off.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 14’SCappry Rovers 2-2 Drumkeen UtdCappry got a dream start in this when they got a penalty in the 2nd minute following a foul on Joel Bradley-Walsh. Joel Bradley-Walsh made no mistake from the spot firing low into the bottom corner. Drumkeen responded well to going behind and pressed hard to get back level. Cappry held out well but in the 21st minute Shaun Doherty got Drumkeen back level with a fine strike from the edge of the box. The rest of the first half was very even between the two teams with both playing nice football at times. The game carried on in this vein in the 2nd half with both teams looking to get back in front. It was Drumkeen who took the lead again when the lively Jason McDaid broke clear and made no mistake with his shot. Cappry pressed hard to get level but Drumkeen held firm and were dangerous at the other with Jason McDaid going close with a header for the away side. In the 60th minute Cappry got level through Joel Bradley-Walsh who controlled Kieran Neeson’s cross well before beating his man and firing into the bottom corner. Both teams tried to get a winner but neither team could find one but on the day neither team deserved to lose in what was a very entertaining game between two even teams. Two good team performances. Ref Marty McGarrigle.Cappry’s next fixture is away to our near neighbours, Ballybofey Utd in the league. Game is to be played on Saturday in the Finn Valley Centre, 12.30pm kick off.CAPPRY CRUSADERS UNDER 14’sBonagee Arcade 1-4 Cappry CrusadersCappry Crusaders dominated the 1st half and got their break through when Cody Laverty played a through ball which split the Bonagee defence, Daniel Gordon ran on to it and made no mistake with the finish to put Cappry 1 up on the 20th minute. Daniel followed that up with a similar chance but the keeper saved at the near post and put it out for a corner. Bonagee had a few chances but Daniel Crawford dealt with them easily. At the start of the second half Thomas McMenamin split the defence once again sending Daniel clear. This time he seen his shot rifle back off the crossbar and Bonagee cleared. Kyle Leeper came on 8 minutes into the 2nd half and made an immediate impact when he played a 1-2 with Odhran O’Donnell, he then passed the return ball into the bottom corner. In the 44th minute Daniel got the ball on the end line and he pulled it back to Odhran who chipped the ball over the keeper from the corner of the box to make it 3-0. In the 47th minute Thomas was fouled on the edge of the box and got up to take the resulting free and struck a wonderful free-kick into the top corner. In the 54th minute Bonagee were awarded a penalty and Ben Gallagher slammed home the penalty giving Daniel Crawford no chance in the Cappry goal. This proved to be only a consolation goal as the Cappry defence held firm for the remainder of the match.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 12’sCappry Rovers 1-0 Lagan HarpsThe U12’s played Lagan Harps on Friday evening in Cappry Park. The game had to be stopped for a while during the 1st half when the flood lights failed. When the game got started again it was the two defences who were having the better of the exchanges. The game was scoreless at half time. The 2nd half proved to be much the same as the 1st with the defences on top. Cappry finally broke the deadlock when Gavin McCormack scored after a bit of a scramble at the back post following a set piece. Cappry seen out the game to gain 3 valuable points.Next up is a home game against Castlefin Celtic on Tuesday evening in Cappry Park, kick off 7.30pm.CAPPRY CRUSADERS AND CAPPRY COLTS UNDER 12’sCappry Crusaders 4-0 Glencar HammersThe Crusaders got off the mark with a comprehensive win today in Cappry Park.Conor Thompson, Shane McBride, Oisin Doherty and Jason Dunne grabbing the all important goals. It was a great team performance from all of the 16 players who all played their part. A special mention to Conor Lynch and Kian Mulligan who put in a great display putting their heart into their tackling. Onwards and upwards!Away game against Lurgy Celtic next weekend.Letterkenny Crusaders 2-2 Cappry CrusadersCappry dropped their 1st points of the season with a tough away game. They took the lead in the game through Eoin Stewart before going 2-1 down. They showed great character to come back strong and not to let the heads drop. They got the equaliser from the in form Eoin McGonagle. On another day they could have been coming home with the 3 points but a result to be proud of.Next up is a home game against Bonagee Arcade this weekend.UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our Facebook page for training times.LAST MAN STANDINGThe Last Man Standing competition is entering the 3rd week and all selections are being posted on our Facebook page.Best of luck to all left in the competition.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY ROVERS U14s EARN DRAW WITH DRUMKEEN was last modified: November 10th, 2014 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:CAPPRY ROVERS NEWSlast_img read more