This is our ‘El Clasico’ – Brown

first_imgJamaica College (JC) captain and top schoolboy defender, Allando Brown refers to today’s ISSA/Flow Super Cup final, which put defending champion JC against Manning Cup favourite, St George’s College as the ‘El Clasico’ of schoolboy football.The reference points to the high-profileclashes between Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona.Brown’s mature leadership and commanding presence at the back has many observers calling him the best schoolboy defender this season.But this weekend he will be up against one of the most feared attacker in this year’s competition, in Alex Marshall.Brown, however, insists that there is no fear among his teammates and himself and that they will come with their A game.”As we say (at JC), this is El Clasico. So we are going out there to do it,” he told The Gleaner.”All season, even in preseason, we didn’t get a chance to play against St George’s, so we don’t know what they are really about. But by seeing them we see that they have a lot of passing. But Jamaica College is about that as well, so we are going out on Saturday (today) to deliver and hopefully we get to defend the Super Cup,” he continued.However, he admitted that keeping tabs on Marshall and company will be a very difficult task.”It’s a rough task, honestly. But when top strikers are going up against top defenders, they have to come with their A game, trust me. But we are coming with our A plus game.”Nobody is a threat to Jamaica College, whoever they bring we are just going to do our job.. as Jamaica College is always about guts, fight and determination,” he added.last_img read more

Teen held at gunpoint, relieved of motorcycle

first_imgA teenager of Boerasirie, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was on Wednesday evening attacked and robbed of his motorcycle. The traumatised teen was identified as 18-year-old Kurt Amsterdam.Based on reports received, the teenager stopped his motorcycle in front of a car wash in the village and entered a shop at the same establishment.As he was in the process of parking the vehicle, a white motorcar pulled up alongside him and two men exited. One of them was brandishing a handgun. As the teenager raised an alarm, the man carrying the weapon pointed same to his head and ordered him to “shut up”.At this time, persons from the business establishment who heard the screams made inquiries but no one went to the teen’s assistance.The teen, when contacted, told Guyana Times that he was told to hand over the keys to the motorcycle and out of fear, he complied.He stood helplessly as the other man mounted the motorcycle and rode off the scene. The man carrying the gun then entered the car and followed his accomplice. The matter was immediately reported to the police and an investigation was launched.Up to late Thursday evening, no arrests were made.Meanwhile, just days ago, a Tuschen, EBE man was attacked and robbed of his motorcycle.The man, Keoma McAlmont, 21, said that he was riding from Tuschen, EBE, when it started to rain and as such, he stopped to take shelter at De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara (WCD).He recalled taking a telephone call and while having a conversation, he saw a white motorcar pass by. Soon after, he noticed the car, which was heading in the direction of Vreed-en-Hoop, reversing and stop in front of the bus shed in which he was standing.McAlmont related that two men exited the car and approached him. He said that one of the men pulled out a firearm from the waist of his pants and pointed it to his head.He then demanded that he hand over the keys to the motorcycle.“The man seh ‘bai you got to give me this bike’, so I became afraid because they had the gun to my head and I give them it,” the traumatised man revealed. The men then escaped with the bike and the car sped away.That matter was also reported to the police in D Division. In that case also, no arrest was made.last_img read more

Girls’ soccer: Hart seizes Foothill

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – The end result was the same, but the performances couldn’t have been more different for the Hart of Newhall girls’ soccer team. Already having the Foothill League title wrapped up before last year’s regular-season finale, the Indians suffered a humbling four-goal loss at Saugus to deny them an unbeaten crown. “We just went out there knowing we had to win,” said Clark, who delivered her team-leading 22nd goal with Sarina Coutin heading the ball in the back of the net for good measure. “It was the game of the season and we were looking forward to meeting them again. We came out with heart. We wanted it and it showed.” Canyon (18-2-4, 7-1-2), which recorded a 1-0 win at Hart in their first league meeting, had plenty of chances to deliver the equalizer. Gina Walker was stopped by Brittany Tippet on a 12-yard shot before the first-half whistle and later fired a 15-yard shot just over the crossbar. Sierra Goff also had a second-half shot miss high. “The bottom line is we didn’t play nearly good enough to win the game,” said Canyon co-coach Eric White, whose team suffered its second loss to the Indians (22-3-1, 9-1), the first a 4-2 setback in the final of the Hart tournament. “They’re a good team and they finished and we didn’t.” In Thursday’s showdown at rival Canyon, it was a winner-take-all scenario and Hart wasn’t going to let another opportunity slip away. Brittany Clark’s corner kick from the right side in the fifth minute deflected off the hands of Canyon goalkeeper Danielle Michel and landed inside the left post, and Hart’s defense handled the rest, securing consecutive titles with a 1-0 victory. center_img Tippet had seven saves en route to her school-record 18th shutout for Hart, which could receive the top seed when the Southern Section Div. II playoff pairings are released Monday. “We weren’t letting up for anything,” Hart senior sweeper Michelle Mason said. “(This year) definitely has more drama involved, but it’s a better sense of accomplishment.” Said Hart coach Louis Romero: “This is the way we wanted to finish it. They gave us all we got and that’s all I can ask.” erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 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

Raila to grace Gor’s coronation in Kisumu

first_img0Shares0000Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (left) with SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri (right) dNAIROBI, Kenya – Club patron and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will be the guest of honour during Kenyan Premier League Champions Gor Mahia’s coronation on Sunday at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.Gor will be presented with the trophy after their match against 2008 title winners Mathare United in an occasion that is expected to rock the foundation of the lakeside city the club identifies as its spiritual home. “Tomorrow (Sunday) is a big day and I’m asking you to be there because Gor will be in town. The match against Mathare is guard of honour, a formality. Raila will come to join us in celebrating our champions,” Deputy Governor, Kisumu County Matthews Owili announced on Saturday.Having missed last year’s trophy presentation at the same venue, the former premier’s presence will add the stardust to the expected rousing party in honour of the team that extended its all-time league winning record to 17.At the same time, Gor stars hailed the Kits for Africa (KFA) initiative after they were involved in distributing uniforms to 50 grassroots teams from Kisumu on Saturday.Captain Harun Shakava, midfielder Francis Kahata and defend Joash Onyango accompanied their head coach, Dylan Kerr and club legend, Peter Dawo to Central Square at the heart of Kisumu where the presentation took place.“This project is helping grassroots football to be felt. Our presence here has helped the teams feel they are recognized in Kenyan football,” the K’Ogalo said.He urged leading bookmakers, SportPesa, who are behind the KFA initiative, to facilitate a tournament in the region to strengthen its ties with the beneficiary teams, some who have never played in any sort of uniform.“If possible, we are ready to play a select side from this competition if it is organised. Personally, I can’t wait to be involved in this event in future,” the Kenya international defender emphasised.“I feel honoured because it’s the first time I’m doing a noble cause in Kisumu. I believe our presence inspired the teams to believe that they too can make it in life,” his teammate Kahata underscored.Onyango, who has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the club, playing a key role in their march to the title, insisted the KFA project could go a long way in fulfilling the dreams of many a local footballer.“Our presence here has motivated the players to work hard. If possible, SportPesa should help these players pursue education apart from playing football,” the defender added.KFA was launched two years ago where SportPesa partner clubs in Europe, Everton FC, Hull City FC, Arsenal FC, Torino FC and Southampton FC donate kit for the benefit of local teams in the continent.-By SportPesa News-0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Infantino waved in for second term as FIFA president

first_imgEarlier, Infantino had insisted that FIFA had been transformed into an organisation “synonymous with credibility” as he addressed representatives of the 211 member federations, before the Women’s World Cup begins in the French capital on Friday.“Today nobody talks about crises, nobody talks about rebuilding FIFA from scratch, nobody talks about scandals, nobody talks about corruption, we talk about football,” insisted the Swiss-Italian lawyer, formerly secretary general of UEFA.“The very least we can say is that we have turned the situation around.“In three years and four months, this organisation went from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be, an organisation that develops football, an organisation that cares about football.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Infantino waved in for second term as FIFA presidentPARIS, France, June 5 – Gianni Infantino was re-elected Wednesday by acclamation for a second term as FIFA president at the Congress of world football’s governing body in Paris.The 49 year-old, who took charge of FIFA in February 2016 after the departure of the disgraced Sepp Blatter, stood unopposed for a new four-year term which will run until 2023.last_img read more

GAA club receives grant of €88K for upgrade of pitch and clubhouse

first_imgA grant of €88,934.30 has been sanctioned for Naomh Muire GAA Club in Mullaghduff.Fine Gael Minister of State Joe McHugh TD welcomed the announcement from Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Sean Kyne TD that a grant of €88,934.30 for Cumann Lúthchleas Naomh Muire, Mullach Dearg, Cionn Caslach, Co Dhún na nGall.He said “This grant will be used to carry out upgrades to the Club’s building and in particular to provide an elevator to improve disability access to the building. “I spoke with Club members earlier today and they are delighted that CLG Naomh Muire have been successful in their application. These developments will greatly enhance the Club’s facilities for the locals, club members and players, as they prepare in their efforts for Chomórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 2021.”GAA club receives grant of €88K for upgrade of pitch and clubhouse was last modified: November 17th, 2016 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:donegalgrantMullaghduffNaomh Muire GAAlast_img read more

Everton interested in £35m defender

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 1 Everton are reportedly interested in the potential signing of David Lopez from Espanyol.The Spanish defender/defensive midfielder has already caught the eye of rival LaLiga clubs Valencia and Real Betis, but now there is English involvement in the race for his signature. LATEST Latest Transfer News Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets TOP WORK REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Lopez himself is understood to be happy at Espanyol, though it is unclear if he could now be tempted with a move elsewhere.The 28-year-old played all-but-one of his club’s LaLiga matches last season, scoring one goal and claiming one assist.center_img IN DEMAND three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM Lopez would be a versatile addition for Everton According to Mundo Deportivo, the sticking point with a possible transfer will likely be Lopez’s release clause.Espanyol are refusing to budge on the €40m (£35m) contractual fee, while all interested clubs are unwilling to pay such a hefty release. RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

Questions raised over whether Letterkenny bus is still operating

first_imgA lack of awareness and promotion of the Letterkenny Town Bus Service has been highlighted after a local councillor said he did not know if it was still on the road.Cllr McMonagle said confusion surrounds the operation of the urban bus as many people are unaware that it exists.Speaking at the Letterkenny Municipal District meeting on Tuesday, Cllr McMonagle asked for “an update on the current service, if at all there is one.” “In recent weeks I’ve been asked by people what is the timetable for the bus service. We have bus stops and people standing at them and there’s no bus coming.”Cllr McMonagle said there is an appetite locally for a working service and he called on the council to take whatever steps are necessary to upgrade and improve the current service.Cllr McMonagle was informed that the National Transport Authority now holds responsibility for the town bus. Director of Service, Liam Ward said the passing of the motion gives the local authority an opportunity to contact the NTA and seek improvements.Donegal Daily later confirmed with Doherty’s Travel, the operators of Letterkenny Town Bus, that the service is currently in operation as normal. The timetable is available on https://www.dohertyscoaches.com/coachservices.htm Questions raised over whether Letterkenny bus is still operating was last modified: March 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLELetterkenny Municipal Districtletterkenny town buslast_img read more

Sharks vs. Avalanche roundtable: Who will win Game 7?

first_imgIt’s time for Game 7, again.The Sharks will face off against the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday night in a winner-take-all game to head to the Western Conference final against the St. Louis Blues, who won a Game 7 of their own Tuesday night.We turned to our Sharks beat writer Curtis Pashelka and his Denver Post counterpart Mike Chambers to lend their expertise as we sort through the matchups and possibilities in Game 7.Question: If Joe Pavelski is able to return from his head injury, what …last_img read more

Venus Flytrap Is Snappy-Fast

first_imgOne tenth of a second is all the time the fly gets.  The traps of the Venus flytrap, an insectivorous plant Charles Darwin called “one of the most wonderful in the world,” somehow responds to stimuli quickly without muscles.  The entire mechanism is still largely unknown.  A team of French, UK and American scientists set out to study how it works so fast.  Their research, published in Nature,1, describes how the leaves are flexed into an outward curvature along two axes.  The trigger hairs inside the leaves propagate a signal that causes a rapid turnover, something like turning a half tennis ball inside out.  The closure has three phases: an initial slow action, a fast close, followed by a slow tightening of its grip around the prey.  See also the write-up by New Scientist, which ends, “Our study still leaves us baffled about one question that motivated him [Darwin] – how did this mechanism evolve?” (emphasis added).1Forterre et al., “How the Venus flytrap snaps,” Nature 433, 421 – 425 (27 January 2005); doi:10.1038/nature03185.Maybe it didn’t evolve; did you ever consider that possibility?    With all our lab technology we still cannot understand how a brainless, eyeless plant managed to invent an exquisite, functioning trap.  Actually, the question these scientists investigated (the fast action) is one of the simplest aspects of this wonderful organism.  How does the plant keep from springing its traps when only one trigger hair is touched?  (This keeps it from responding unnecessarily to wind-blown particles.)  How does the signal get propagated at the cellular level?  How does it maintain the curvature of the leaves?  How did trigger hairs form at just the right positions?  How do the spines along the trap edges grow and overlap, to form a secure prison the fly can’t wiggle out of?  How does the trap close even more tightly after the prey is captured, so as to squeeze the juice out of the bug?  How does a plant digest animal tissue, and why does it need to, when it can apparently survive without it?  How does the trap know to stay closed until digestion is finished, and how does it reopen like new?  Where are the transitional forms for this amazing plant?  How can evolutionists believe it arose by chance?    The Venus flytrap makes a wonderful object lesson for the family.  Pick one up at the nursery and let your kids experiment with it.  It’s a good way to have them learn to ask questions, try to figure out how things work, and develop a sense of wonder about natural phenomena.  Follow it up with a showing of the Moody Institute of Science classic The Prior Claim, a fun film that shows the plant in action.  It also shows a “simpler” plant – a fungus – that has a microscopic trap that is so fast, you can’t see the action even if you avoid blinking.  One moment the bug is outside, and within a split second it’s inside.  Amazing.  There are wonders everywhere that almost seem designed to create headaches for unbelievers.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more