Ja whipped 9-3 at Futsal tourney

first_imgJamaica were whipped 9-3 by Guadeloupe in their opening match of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Futsal championship at the Sala Polivalente Kid Chocolate Complex in Cuba on Friday evening.The eight-team tourney will see the top three teams advancing to the CONCACAF championship scheduled for March 8-15 in Costa Rica.Jamaica were scheduled to close the preliminary stage against hosts Cuba last night. The Jamaica team is under the guidance of former Reggae Boy and national senior coach Theodore Whitmore.Other results from Friday: Trinidad and Tobago 7 Antigua and Barbuda 1; Curacao 5 Guyana 2; Cuba 5 St Maarten 0.last_img

Paul George fires 37, Thunder hold off Blazers

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, right, dribbles away from Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oklahoma City Thunder had a six-game overall losing streak to the Trail Blazers, and they had lost their last eight at the Moda Center, a streak dating back to 2014.Proclaiming a “new year, new team,” Paul George scored 37 points and the Thunder beat the Blazers 111-109 victory on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We came here, we told ourselves we need to change it — and we got it done,” George said.Russell Westbrook added 31 points for the Thunder, who held off a furious last-minute rally by the Blazers that fell short. Damian Lillard led Portland with 23 points and eight assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“I was thinking about it when I landed yesterday,” Westbrook said about the long drought. “For me, this was personal. I wanted the streak to end.”The Thunder trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half but pulled in front late in the third quarter and pushed the lead to 107-97 with just over 4 minutes to go on a basket by Westbrook, who scored 20 points came in the second half. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ CJ McCollum’s jumper got Portland within 109-105 and Lillard made two of three free throws to cut the deficit with 42.8 seconds left.Lillard and McCollum both missed shots before George made free throws with 4.3 seconds left. The Blazers fell short on Al-Farouq Aminu’s basket at the buzzer.“The Blazers are a tough team to play against and this is a tough place to play. To find a way to get a win here, since it’s been a while, sometimes you’ve got to do a lot of different things,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.Oklahoma City, sitting in second place in the Western Conference behind the Nuggets, has won three straight, including a 107-100 victory over the Lakers on Wednesday.The Thunder rose to 12 games over .500 for the first time this season.ADVERTISEMENT The Blazers had won two straight overall and were coming off a 113-108 overtime victory in Sacramento on New Year’s Day. The game against the Thunder was the first of a five-game homestand.“You put yourself in that type of position, it comes down to — like I always say — you’ve got to be perfect. We needed to probably make every shot, get every stop,” Lillard said. “We just came up short. We had plenty of opportunity.”George got off to a fast start with 13 points in the opening quarter, including a pair of free throws that pulled the Thunder into a 28-all tie.The Blazers went up 47-39 after Jake Layman’s 3-pointer, and extended the lead to 58-47 after Maurice Harkless’ 3.Jusuf Nurkic had 16 first-half points and Portland went into the break with a 62-57 lead.The Thunder closed within 80-78 on Steven Adams’ layup then took an 83-82 lead on George’s 3-pointer. Aminu answered with a 3 for the Blazers but George made another 3 and the Thunder went into the final period with a 93-87 lead.“We really increased the defensive pressure in the second half and made it harder for them to score,” George said.Nurkic finished with 22 points and eight rebounds.“It was disappointing, kind of a crazy game,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “I thought we had good flow and good momentum most of the game.”TIP-INS SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Elite will not tolerate Rabeh Al-Hussaini’s absence from team Thunder: George had 21 points at the half. … Terrance Ferguson fouled out with 2:43 left. … It was the first of four meetings between the teams. Last season Portland won all four of its games against the Thunder.Trail Blazers: Nurkic was coming off a rare 5-by-5 (five points, five rebounds, five assists, five steals, and five blocks) against the Kings on Tuesday, when he had 24 points, 23 rebounds, seven assists, five steals and five blocks. The only other Blazer with one was Nic Batum. Nurkic is the first NBA player to pull off a 5-by-5 with 20-plus points and rebounds.REMEMBERING LARRY: The Blazers held a moment of silence for Larry Weinberg, one of the founders and original owners of the team, who died on Monday. Weinberg was among those who got the franchise started as an NBA expansion team in 1970. He sold the team to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 1988.UP NEXTThunder: Host the Wizards on Sunday.Trail Blazers: Host the Houston Rockets in the second of a back-to-back on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuelast_img read more

Ashley Westwood parts ways with I-League champions Bengaluru FC

first_imgEnding months of speculation, I-League champions Bengaluru FC announced today that it has parted ways with its successful head coach Ashley Westwood “by mutual consent”.SENSATIONAL RECORD WITH THE CLUB The severing of ties between the club, winners of the I-League crowns twice in the last three years as well as the Federation Cup once (in 2014), has brought to an end “a successful three-year association”, the club said in a media statement from Bengaluru.”The Blues have also made the quarterfinals of the AFC Cup this season under Westwood and will look to go a step further when the continental competition resumes in September,” said the release, referring to the club’s 3-2 win over Kitchee of Hong Kong under the guidance of Westwood.”The Englishman was at the helm of affairs since the club’s inception in 2013 where the Blues went on to stun Indian football by winning the I-League in its debut season.2014 too was a successful season where Bengaluru won the Federation Cup, finished second in the League and made the knock-out stages in the AFC Cup,” the club said in its statement.’DECISION WASN’T THE EASIEST’ “It’s been an extremely difficult time for the management of the club to part ways with Ashley Westwood. The decision hasn’t been the easiest to take but like always, it is one made in the best interests of Bengaluru FC. We sat across the table with Ashley and arrived at a consensus together,” said Parth Jindal, CEO of Bengaluru FC.”We would like to thank Ashley for what has been a phenomenal three years with the club. His work ethic and desire to succeed during his tenure has been second to none and the role he has played in putting BFC on the football map will always be a part of the club’s history,” he added.advertisement”I am extremely proud of my time and achievements during my tenure at BFC. I came to the country with a blank canvas, tasked with helping to build a club from scratch, improve Indian football and to try to produce some players to go on to represent the country,” said Westwood in his statement.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Nine arrested after RCMP blocks teepee raising on Parliament Hill

first_img(Jocelyn Iahtail, centre, requesting the release of nine people arrested for attempting to bring teepee poles on Parliament Hill without a permit. The detainees show of their hand-cuffs inside a tent-turned-detention block. APTN/Photo)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsOutside the tent-turned-holding cell along the sidewalk by Parliament Hill’s East Block Jocelyn Iahtail and Elder Sophie Gunner-Sackabuskum wanted to know what happened to someone named “Crow” who they said was arrested along with nine others for trying to carry teepee poles onto the Hill grounds without a proper permit.The RCMP officer who oversaw the arrests, whose last name was Lemoyne according to his ID patch, said he didn’t know of anyone named “Crow.” Lemoyne said only nine people were arrested Wednesday evening for “obstruction” because they needed proper permits to set up the teepee.“They were not allowed to come in with the teepee or they would be arrested,” said officer Lemoyne. “It is against the rules of the Hill, you cannot have tents. You usually need permits to go here. You guys are welcome to come, but no teepee.”Ihatail said the RCMP had no right to keep the teepee off Parliament Hill. She said it was to be used for a fasting ceremony.“We are the ceremonial people. I have a right to be here…I didn’t go invade Europe,” she said.“I didn’t invade anywhere,” said Lemoyne.And no one seemed to know what happened to Crow.Candace Day Neveau is one of the Bawating water protectors. She said the action is just about reclaiming ceremony. APTN/PhotoBy now RCMP officers and Parliament Hill security guards had erected a barricade just inside Parliament Hill’s East gate to block the transport of teepee poles onto the main grounds now overgrown with the scaffolding for Canada’s 150th celebrations scheduled for Saturday. In the background, technical crews tested the laser lights on the main stage. A smattering of tourists, walking the nearly empty streets around the Hill on a cool and sweet June night now tinged with the scent of sage, stopped by briefly to take in the spectacle, which, in a way, captured the state of relations between Canada and Indigenous peoples, according to academic Hayden King.“It’s an image that I think characterizes the relationship generally, this push and pull that goes on forever and ever (and) you see this inertia, those bones being prevented from being set up,” said King.For a couple hours Wednesday evening the teepee poles were physically stopped by Parliament Hill security officers, who are now overseen by the Mounties following changes enacted by the previous Conservative administration of Stephen Harper. The Hill security officers clung to the front end of the teepee poles held aloft by supporters of the Bawating water protectors who drove down from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Wednesday to launch the ceremonial action.“We are trying to prevent it from going forward,” said one Hill security guard. “These are the orders we were given.”Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee was one of the supporters carrying the teepee poles.“This is not a protest or a demonstration. They are here for prayer, they are here for ceremony. They wanted the teepee set up so they could do their fasting,” said Madahbee. “This is just a ceremony, what is so scary about it? This isn’t a missile we are carrying here. It’s a teepee, it is made of wood poles. It is going to have a small diameter of space on the Hill.”Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee was one of the supporters carrying the teepee poles. APTN/PhotoKyle Chiblow was one of the Bawating water protectors arrested Wednesday evening and slapped with a six-month ban from Parliament Hill. He said officers dragged him down to the ground and arrested him.“There were some forced movements. I got pushed in the way. I don’t care if you are wearing the uniform or not, I don’t stand for getting pushed around,” said Chiblow, from Mississauga First Nation. “I stood my ground and told the officer he was in the wrong and he needed to respect international laws. With that, they dragged me to the ground and into the tent.”Chiblow said he grew up around ceremonies and learned much during the Idle No More movement. He said the Bawating water protectors were formed in response to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s recent battle to stop an oil pipeline from crossing under their drinking water supply in North Dakota.“A few of us got together to hold demonstrations in Sault Ste. Marie to bring awareness of Standing Rock and that led to more discussions about what could be done locally and across Turtle Island,” he said.Chiblow said the group of nine detainees set up a sharing circle in the tent-turned-holding cell and invited RCMP officers to participate.“We got to have some dialogue with the officers to get an understanding of where they are coming from and it allowed them to get an understanding of where we are coming from,” said Chiblow.Kyle Chiblow was one of the Bawating water protectors arrested Wednesday evening and slapped with a six month ban from Parliament Hill. He is holding his “Trespass” notice. APTN/PhotoJohnny Wabigwan, from Thessalon First Nation, was also arrested.“We are here because Canada 150 is a celebration of holistic genocide,” said Wabigwan, who is also a member of the Bawating water protectors. “We can’t say culture because that is just one part of it. We can’t just explain one part of all these issues. We have to explain it all in a whole, it is the whole picture in one, in one genocide. The culture of the people, the way of life, the land, the natural laws bestowed on us by the Creator, by our ancestors, were stripped from us and now we don’t have the right to set up our ceremony on unceded Algonquin territory.”After a prolonged stalemate over the poles, the RCMP agreed to allow the teepee to be raised on the south side of the barricades, just inside the East gate. It took two attempts to raise the teepee because the canvas was not long enough for the poles and needed a shorter tie-off at the top.Johnny Wabigwan, from Thessalon First Nation, was also arrested. APTN/PhotoA press conference is planned for 10 a.m. local time on Parliament Hill Thursday about the next steps in the ceremonial action. Some of the water protectors are expected to commence fasts.Assembly of First Nation Ontario regional Chief Isadore Day appeared at the action in a show of support and helped raise the teepee along with Madahbee.“There will be moments over the next several hours, the next couple of days when negativity will want to come in here. It doesn’t belong here,” said Day, during a short speech. “Peace and friendship, that is on what the original treaties are built.”Day’s cousin Candace Day Neveau is one of the Bawating water protectors. She said the action is just about reclaiming ceremony.“We have to have faith in our traditions,” she said.The last major fast in Ottawa occurred over the 2012-2013 winter when former Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence held a liquids-only fast on Victoria Island during the height of the Idle No More [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Border Control Minister meets with local Haitian Officials

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA meeting between the Minister of Border Control and the Haitian Consul to the country is expected to reduce how many Haitian sloops are coming in with illegals aboard.  Recommended for you Not so it seems for 2016, the Minister in a media release confirmed, “Three sloops were detected and intercepted within the last seven weeks of which two were intercepted within three days of each other. The combined total was 230 persons.   Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Magnetic Media has been informed that these illegal Haitians are likely lying low in the areas of Five Cays and Kew Town, Providenciales. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister DonHue Gardiner said in addition to insisting on help from Haiti to stem the flow of their people, illegally, into the Turks and Caicos Islands there is a move to increase security measures.  It is common for illegal migrants to take the risk of fleeing Haiti just before the hurricane season revs up; though the Premier a few weeks ago confirmed that the TCI had been seeing a reduction in recent years.  Related Items:assistance, border control, borders, consult, Haitan, help, illegal immigration, immigration, sloop, Tci Of the 230 at least 12 are escapees from the Detention Center; and one boat made landfall with an unrecorded number of Haitians on board.    The staff at the Coastal Radar Station, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, the Immigration Department as well as all other front line and responding agencies are commended for their continued efforts in protecting the borders of the Turks and Caicos Islands.”  The Minister also reminded that ‘if you are caught providing assistance or shelter to an illegal migrant, you are subject to a fine of $20,000, four years in prison or to both and you could lose your status in the TCI.’  Hurricane Irma hits TCI TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irmalast_img read more

Spring Valley Kmart expected to close its doors by November

first_img Posted: August 26, 2018 August 26, 2018 Spring Valley Kmart expected to close its doors by November KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Kmart store in Spring Valley is among 46 unprofitable outlets slated to start closeout sales this week, according to an announcement from the Sears Holding Corp.Five stores in California are among the 12 Kmart and 33 Sears stores slated to close by November. This includes the Kmart store at 935 Sweetwater Road in Spring Valley.The other California closures are Kmart stores in Los Angeles, Antioch, and Clovis and a Sears in Santa Cruz. Sears Holding Corp. owns both the Sears and Kmart chains.The 125-year-old retailer has closed hundreds of stores in recent years to improve its bottom line.“We continue to evaluate our network of stores, which is a critical component to our integrated retail transformation, and will make further adjustments as needed,” the company said in a statement.This latest announcement comes just days after Lowe’s announced it is closing all of is Orchard Supply Hardware stores five years after purchasing the chain out of bankruptcy from its previous owner, Sears Holdings Corp.The latest Sears and Kmart liquidation sales are expected to begin Thursday, Aug. 30. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

BJP Yuva Morcha leader held with firearms

first_imgKolkata: Swarup Tarafdar, a leader of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) from Alipurduar, was arrested here on Monday for possession of firearms.However, the district BJYM leaders claimed he has been framed by the ruling party in the state as he was instrumental in strengthening the party base in the district. It was learnt that the district police on Monday raided his house and recovered firearms and cartridges from a place close to his house. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe district police came to know that the accused allegedly had firearms and raided his house acting on the specific information. The police officers from the district have started a detailed probe into the incident to ascertain from where the accused had received the firearms and some bullets. The police are also probing to find out if the firearms were to be used in the upcoming elections. The district administrative officials are also keeping tabs on the issue ahead of the Lok Sabha election. Alipurduar will go to poll in the first phase on 12 April. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateOn the other hand, the expelled Trinamool Congress MP Soumitra Khan, who joined the BJP few months ago, has been summoned by officers of Bankura Sadar police station on Monday in connection with a case in which he allegedly made false promises to provide jobs to youth. Khan was produced before the investigating officers in this connection. It may also be mentioned here that Khan is contesting the Lok Sabha election for BJP from Bishnupur constituency. A many as three complaints were lodged by three separate persons in Bankura district — two by local youths and the third by a Trinamool Congress leader in the district. It was alleged that during his tenure as the Bankura MP, Khan had received money from the youths by promising them jobs.last_img read more