STETHS score a lot, but we are strong – Laing … St Jago coach confident ahead of STETHS battle

first_imgSt Jago High School’s coach Glen Laing is looking to pair all-out attack and sound defending as he looks to lead his charges a step closer to a trophy this season.With only the 2003 Walker Cup title in their trophy cabinet,St Jago will line up against many-time daCosta Cup championsSt Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) in ISSA/Flow Super Cup quarter-final action at 4 p.m. inside the National Stadium today, looking to underline their title credentials.The last team standing, Laing contends, will be his.”It’s all-out attack for us. We play direct football, and the one thing about schoolboy football over the years that is not going to change is that once you score goals and defend well, you will win,” said Laing, adding that his team is balanced in attack and defence.”We notice they have a lot of goals scored against them; they have scored a lot also, so I am just trying to get my defence right for the game,” he added.St Jago is coming off a three-game winning run, while STETHS seem to be peaking just at the right time, with three wins in the daCosta Cup inter-zone round, and a win in their first quarter-final and the ISSA/Flow Super Cup Round of 16, respectively.SHUTTING THEM DOWN”We have not conceded a lot. We watched their games on YouTube. I watched them against Munro College and others, so it’s possible to defeat them. Their strength is really scoring. We are planning to deny them scoring opportunities,” stressed Laing.He described the Super Cup as a motivation for his team.”This Flow Super Cup carries a certain prestige to it, so my guys are up and running, motivated and lifting their game match by match to win. STETHS is always a tough opposition. They are coming into Kingston and trying to deny us a victory, but we are motivated to win,” he said.”The Super Cup is like an international tournament, with exposure and incentive for the guys, so my players will play to enjoy the game, enjoy themselves, and represent their school well,” he added.last_img read more

Beer chug: Tom Brady beats Stephen Colbert in seconds flat

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brady told Colbert he rarely drinks beer. But acknowledged he was a “pretty good beer chugger back in the day.” So the host challenged him.Brady drained his glass within seconds after two gulps, with Colbert finishing a distant last.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkColbert also got Brady to eat his first strawberry. Brady said he had never eaten the fruit because he hated the smell. Brady said it was “not that bad.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims NEW YORK — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may not like strawberries, but he has skills when it comes to chugging beer.Appearing Monday on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Brady promoted his book “The TB12 Method,” in which he writes about diet and athletic performance. That includes abstaining from alcohol.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Adamson dominates La Salle for 1-0 lead in UAAP baseball finals 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Neymar to play vs. Austria; Fred injured in Brazil training

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The newly signed Manchester United player tried to remain on the pitch but couldn’t. He was treated with ice on the sidelines.“It is too early to say, we have to see how he develops in the next 24 hours,” Brazilian football confederation physician Rodrigo Lasmar said of Fred’s condition. “He started working out right after. Tomorrow we will know whether he will have to be further examined or not.”Brazil players have praised the intense training sessions but critics say Tite’s hard-line approach could affect the future of his players in the World Cup.Midfielder Renato Augusto has been sidelined since last week due to pain in his right knee.Lasmar said Augusto could play on Sunday depending on how his recovery continues this week.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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brazil’s Neymar, left and Philippe Coutinho, second left, share a joke during a training session at Enfield Training Ground, in London, Thursday June 7, 2018 ahead of their friendly soccer match against Austria on Sunday. (John Walton/PA via AP)LONDON— While Neymar seems to be finishing his injury recovery and is set to play in Brazil’s last pre-World Cup friendly at Austria on Sunday, midfielder Fred left Thursday’s training in pain after a tackle.Brazil coach Tite put Neymar in his main formation during training in London and removed midfielder Fernandinho from the starting lineup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img “Everyone wants to fight for a position, our trainings are very strong,” left back Marcelo said.Brazil has until a day before its World Cup opener against Switzerland on June 17 to replace injured players in its 23-man squad.Brazil’s two-week training camp in London ends on Friday, when the team travels to Austria for the friendly. Ex-NBA player Glen Davis charged with West Hollywood assault MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On Sunday, Neymar joined the team during the break against Croatia. He scored the first goal of the game after dribbling past two opponents and was more active than coach Tite expected at this stage of his recovery.Neymar is returning from a foot injury that kept him out for three months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTite also kept winger Willian in the team, which suggests he will use midfielder Philippe Coutinho in a more central position in Vienna.Midfielder Fred, who is also one of Tite’s options for Fernandinho’s spot, was forced out of the training after a tackle by Casemiro affected his right ankle.last_img read more

U.S. Senator Impressed by Progress in Ebola Fight

first_imgUnited States Senator and member of the Senate Committee on African Affairs and Appropriation, Chris Coons, has expressed satisfaction over the vigorous stand Liberia and its partners have taken to chase Ebola out of the country and sub-region.Senator Coons, who is visiting Liberia to assess how resources, including financial and human, are being used in the Ebola fight in West Africa, told a news conference in Monrovia yesterday that significant progress had been made in the fight.In the wake of the improvements in Liberia, the U.S. Senator said investors who left the country in August because of Ebola should begin to think about coming back to resume normal activities.However, the Delaware Senator quickly admitted that the virus is yet far from under control in the sub-region and therefore people should not be complacent and avoid preventive measures given by health authorities.He was especially impressed by the Monrovia Medical Unit built in Margibi County for health workers, who may in the process of meeting the needs of patients contract the disease.Senator Coons said that this is the first time in history that Ebola has affected a region as it has done in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.  He stressed that until the entire region is free of the virus, there can be no hope of zero Ebola in Liberia.As others, including President Barack Obama, had said earlier, Senator Coons noted that the health system in Liberia is fragile and full of infrastructural challenges, which he said came as a result of the civil war.He warned that the virus is still far from under control as it can break out at anytime if people are not careful to observe practices that have helped to bring decline in cases.Safe burial, hand washing, taking of temperature, amongst others, are among safety practices being put in place by health authorities to prevent the spread of Ebola.With respect to the long-term goal to prevent a future outbreak, the U.S. Senator said that U.S. had brought in laboratory equipments to test cases of Ebola and other diseases and more PPEs.He said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to establish its office in Liberia, in order to help the health system fast track diseases that may break out.Furthermore, he stressed that United States is investing a huge amount in vaccine that will help to prevent Ebola.Regarding U.S. financial aid expended in the sub-region, Senator Coons put the total at US$770 million, and Ambassador Deborah Malac was quick to remind audience that the money is in kind and cash but not a check issued to any government.While it is a good thought to bring Ebola to zero, it takes commitment to adapting good health practices, Senator Coon emphasized.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyanese diplomats fail to declare assets to Integrity Commission

first_imgIn a public notice issued on Saturday, February 2, 2019, the Office of the Integrity Commission published the names of 66 persons who are required by law to declare their assets but failed to submit their declarations. Among the names of the identified defaulters whom the Integrity Commission publicly called out were 20 of Guyana’s diplomats. The published names were in accordance with Section 19 of the Integrity Commission Act, the Integrity Commission and the deadline was listed as January 25, 2019.The diplomats included Guyana’s Ambassador to Brazil, George Talbot, Ambassador to Belgium, David Hales; Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed; Ambassador to Kuwait, Dr Shamir Ally; Ambassador to Suriname, Keith George; Ambassador/Permanent Representative to United Nations, Michael Ten-Pow; Ambassador/Permanent Representative to Switzerland, John Ronald Deep Ford; Venezuelan Ambassador Cheryl Miles, and Ambassador to the United States of America, Dr Riyad Insanally. Meanwhile, the High Commissioners named were Clarissa Riehl (Canada); Hamley Case (London); Dr Kenneth Hunte (South Africa); Bishwaishwar Ramsaroop (Trinidad & Tobago). Other Counsel Generals were also identified as defaulters. Within the Legal Affairs Ministry, former Solicitor General Joycelin Kim Kyte-Thomas and Deputy Permanent Secretary (DPS), Tamika Barkoye were named by the Integrity Commission. There was one official each from the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Education Ministry and Social Protection Ministry identified while six Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP) defaulters were named including Head of Political Division, Fredrick McWilfred and Political Assistant Ronald Backer.Six Public Infrastructure Ministry officials secured places on the list while four from the MOTP’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport garnered places. The Director of Dance at the National Dance School and the acting Administrator of the National Cultural Centre were identified. Additionally, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Small Business Bureau, Lowell Porter made the list.There were 14 officials from the Communities Ministry who did not submit declarations to the Integrity Commission while one of the largest Ministries, the Agriculture Ministry, had six officials failing to meet the January 25 deadline.This included former Permanent Secretary George Jervis who now functions as Director of the Agricultural Sector Development Unit. Chairman of Guyana Fisheries Limited, Mohamed Khan was also named as a defaulter.In the past, Members of Parliament (MPs) including Government Ministers had been listed among those who did not honour obligations as set out in Section 19 of the Integrity Commission Act. The law, in fact, states: “Where a person who is required to do so fails to file a declaration in accordance with this Act or to furnish particulars under section 18, the Commission or the President, as the case may be, shall publish the fact in the Gazette and in a daily newspaper.”The Commission has the mandate to improve public confidence in the integrity of persons in public office by ensuring that they submit their declarations in compliance with the Integrity Commission Act.The Commission is responsible for the accountability of persons holding public office but prior to February 2018, the Body had been reportedly functioning with skeletal staff after the resignation of the Commission’s Chairman, Bishop Randolph George in 2006. Its current Commissioners are Chairman Kumar Doraisami, Rabindranauth Persaud, Rosemary Benjamin-Nobel and Thandi McAllister.last_img read more

Rose Hall Canje and Young Warriors advance to final

first_imgBCB/Magic Moments 20/20 Tournament…Rose Hall Canje Cricket Club and Young Warriors Cricket Club have both advanced to the final of the Berbice Cricket Board-organised Magic Moments 20/20 Tournament for teams in the New Amsterdam/Canje sub-zones.In so doing, Rose Hall Canje Cricket Club defeated Police, while Young Warriors Cricket Club got past Betsy Ground in the semis at the recently refurbished Rose Hall Canje Welfare Centre.Police, batting first, reached 104 all out in 18 overs, with opener Brentnol Woolford and Kwesi Mickle being the principal scorers; while Rose Hall Canje’s medium pacer Compton Hope claimed 3 wickets for 18 runs from four impressive overs. Veteran Balram Samaroo continued his recent impressive form with a composed 44, to support a blistering 54 not out from Sasenarine Sukhu, as Rose Hall Canje romped to an easy eight-wicket victory when the home team ended their inningsThe Rose Hall Canje Teamon 108 from 18.2 overs. Sukhu struck six massive sixes, as only left-arm spinner Kwesi Mickle bowled well for Police, to end with 2-8 from four overs.In the other match, Young Warriors Cricket Club reached 143 for 5 from their allotted twenty overs, as Kassim Khan, 40; Alex Algoo, 37; and Trevon Stanislaus, 24, were the backbone of the innings.In response, Betsy Ground were bowled out for 105 in 17.1 overs. A. Subhai offered resistance with a stubborn 40, but the attack led by off-spinner Richardo Ramdihal (5-16) proved too tough. The final is scheduled to be played on Sunday, September 16, at the same venue. It will be the second of four finals to be played under the Magic Moments brand. No. 48 Challengers have already won the Upper Corentyne League, while the final for Lower Corentyne and West Berbice will be contested soon.last_img read more

Arsenal transfer news: Riyad Mahrez latest, centre forward blow and more

first_img Marcelo Brozovic – The Gunners have contacted Inter Milan for a second time this summer in an attempt to lower the asking price for Brozovic, report the Daily Mirror. Inter are holding out for around £25m, but Wenger deems this price as too much for the Croatia midfielder. 5 After a positive start to the transfer window, Arsenal fans are getting that familiar feeling.The Gunners have been linked with every big name player this season but have so far only managed to bring in Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach for £34m.The latest player Arsenal look set to miss out on is Gonzalo Higuain, who is close to a €94m move to Juventus, and Gooners are starting to get frustrated.However, Arsene Wenger is still working hard on transfers as Arsenal are linked with a host of fresh names.Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer rumours. 5 Mathieu Debuchy – Debuchy is back at Arsenal for preseason training having returned from his loan spell at Bodeaux, but he is not expected to be there for long. The Ligue 1 side are hoping to land the Frenchman on a permanent deal and Wenger is not expected to stand in Debuchy’s way should a deal be struck. 5 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Wenger has been dealt a blow in his pursuit of a new centre forward, with Borussia Dortmund’s Aubameyang apparently ruling out a move to the Premier League. The Gabon striker told German TV station ZDF that “only Real Madrid would be able to get me out of Dortmund”. 5 Riyad Mahrez – click the arrow, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer rumours – The Mirror are reporting that Arsenal are ready to test Leicester City’s resolve with a £35m bid for Mahrez. The PFA Player of the Year has three years left on his current deal and Claudio Ranieri recently spoke of Mahrez’s desire to stay at the King Power Stadium. However, Wenger is looking at a £75m double swoop to bolster the Gunners’ title credentials. Alexandre Lacazette – The second half of that £75m double swoop is, according to the Mirror, Lacazette. Lyon want around £40m for the forward with Wenger having met up with his representatives during Euro 2016. 5last_img read more


first_imgA Judge has advised people who use the courthouse in Letterkenny to go and view the plans for the new building.Judge John O’HaganThe courthouse, which houses both the district and circuit courts, is located on Justice Walsh Road. However there are now plans to build a new purpose-built facility on the site of the old swimming pool off High Court.Circuit court Judge John O’Hagan advised anyone who uses the courthouse including barristers, solicitors, the Gardai, the press and members of the HSE to view the new plans.The plans are available for inspection at the courthouse.Judge O’Hagan said the tie is fast approaching when the planning process will come to a close.Barrister Peter Nolan said one of the problems was that there was not a consultation process with court users before the current building was designed and constructed.Meanwhile speaking during yesterday’s circuit court sitting, Judge O’Hagan told a jury to inform their friends that the public should come along and see the workings of the court.JUDGE TELLS COURT USERS TO INSPECT PLANS FOR NEW COURT was last modified: July 19th, 2013 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:JUdge John O’Hagannew courthousePeter Nolanplanslast_img read more

USC notes: Trojans’ Turner gets his big chance

first_img Turner said no one actually has told him he will play more but his role in practice increased Tuesday. “I’ve been getting a whole lot more reps, that’s the main sign,” he said. Leinart concussion: Quarterback Matt Leinart said he suffered a concussion against Arizona State, which might explain why he ran a bootleg for no reason against the Sun Devils. “I had one my freshman season (at Mater Dei High),” Leinart said. “This is a lot more serious. I haven’t been hit like that in a long time. I was still able to run the offense.” Leinart said Arizona State coach Dirk Koetter apologized to him after the game, but he felt the hit, which was flagged as a personal foul, was a cheap shot. After four games, USC finally is ready to unveil freshman receiver Patrick Turner in a significant role against Arizona. “We need to play Patrick Turner more,” offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said. “We’re planning on using him more. He only played eight plays against Arizona State.” “It’s uncalled for but it’s football and people get hit late,” he said. “Maybe it’s out of respect for me as a player. It’s a positive thing they are trying to knock me out of a game. “I remember throwing it and I saw him coming from five yards away but I didn’t think he was going to hit me. He did, so whatever. Coach Koetter apologized. I have a lot of respect for him. He recruited me for awhile when I was in high school. He was the only one (to apologize) though.” Ellison out: Tests confirmed that safety Kevin Ellison will be lost for the season with a fractured knee and stretched anterior cruciate ligament. Ellison said he would undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery on the knee and probably face reconstructive surgery later. Linebacker Oscar Lua dislocated a finger in practice but is OK. Who goofed? USC coach Pete Carroll didn’t have much of an explanation for how the Trojans received a delay-of-game penalty following a kickoff. “That one was a surprise to all of us,” he said. “I don’t know how we missed the clock starting. All of a sudden, time was down. We couldn’t get Matt’s attention. Usually, he covers for us.” Leinart’s concussion might have made it more difficult for him to be aware of the clock. Regarding the bootleg play, Leinart said. “I don’t even know. I could give you an excuse. Who really knows? It was my fault.” Scott Wolf, (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!center_img A primary reason for Turner’s expanded role is to rest starter Dwayne Jarrett, who participated in 85 plays against Arizona State. “Oh yeah, I was tired,” Jarrett said. “My legs felt like linguini. Patrick and I will be alternating so I can get rejuvenated.” last_img read more

Bird flu may roost here

first_imgIf it enters the United States, the widely feared avian flu would likely hit California first – and hit it hard, if it becomes contagious among humans, killing as many as 180,000 people and infecting up to a quarter of the state’s population, health officials testified at a hearing Friday. With the state’s multiple points of entry via major airports and ports, state Department of Health Services Director Sandra Shewry said, California could be the first state impacted if the virus mutates and becomes transmissible among people. “Pandemic influenza is the biggest health challenge of our time,” Shewry said during a joint Assembly Health and Budget Committee hearing on California’s preparations for a possible outbreak. “And while we cannot prevent a pandemic, we can mitigate its impact.” The avian flu was discovered in Asian poultry in 1999 and has since infected millions of migratory and domesticated birds and more than 120 people. Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, D-South Gate, hosted the hearing at UCLA to hear from state and local health officials, as well as university professors, about the state’s level of preparedness. After the hearing, De La Torre noted that California has had four public health officers in the two years that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been in office, and he worried about a lack of continuity or strong leadership. “It isn’t at all clear that this administration, or the previous Davis administration, has taken this as seriously as they could have,” he said. “Now we not only have a bioterrorism threat, but now we have the potential for a flu pandemic as well.” Health officials agreed the state needs to step up its efforts to purchase drugs such as Tamiflu, which could help lessen the severity of the pandemic, order vaccines now under development and enhance surveillance systems designed to detect the influenza among animals and humans. They also said health personnel need more staffers and better equipment. Although President George W. Bush earlier this week outlined a $7.1 billion plan to help get the country prepared, local health officials expressed disappointment that the plan only includes $100 million for state and local preparedness. At the same time, Bush cut $130 million in bioterrorism funding for local health agencies. “Localities are going to be, as they usually are, the prime responders and to have a reduction in funding,” county Health Officer Dr. Jonathan Fielding said. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will vote whether to direct county health officials to include an assessment of how to administer, coordinate and determine the priority of who would get an avian flu vaccine, once it becomes available. Shewry said the highest priority would be given to health care workers, children under age 6, people with severely weakened immune systems and government leaders. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Recently, the virus has appeared in Europe and is feared to be spreading among various bird species. In its current form, avian flu can be transmitted to people only through contact with infected birds. Scientists, however, believe it’s only a matter of time before it mutates into a strain that can spread between humans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that a United States pandemic could infect up to 47 million people, with an economic impact of up to $167 billion. About 9 million Californians could become infected, according to Friday’s testimony. Dr. Scott P. Layne, an associate professor of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, said the avian flu could be brought to North America by birds migrating to Alaska, then could spread to California in a matter of weeks. “The veneer of our health care system is very thin, and a million hospitalizations will simply overwhelm us,” he testified. “I don’t know how someone prepares for something of this scale, and there’s no reason to believe it’s not going to reach North America.” last_img read more