Clarendon College: ‘D-Cup Kings’They are the reigning daCosta Cup champions, but they will want to put last year’s inaugural Super Cup disappointment, when they were dumped in the first round, behind them and should do so, as they are on full throttle and a lot more experienced.Clarendon College have been wreaking havoc on opponents this year and will be a handful if they play with the fire in the guts.Petersfield High: ‘Organisation’When they stun the daCosta Cup’s winningest school 4-3 in a key Inter-Zone clash recently, Petersfield High signalled they are ready for the big times.Their game is build around a sound midfield organisation and the ability to fight-back, as shown recently. In winning a tough zone that included two of the biggest named schools in the daCosta Cup (Rusea’s and Cornwall College).STETHS: ‘Firepower’Some call them the ‘knockout kings’, but St Elizabeth Technical are more than that; they have shown in recent years to be a most complete and accomplished team. Never mind that they were defeated in the third round of last year’s Super Cup, they have the fire power to overwhelm any opponent on their day. This STETHS team should be feared by opponents.Lacovia High: ‘Built tough’Regarded as the darlings of this year’s daCosta Cup, their impressive run has seen them finish second in a very competitive Group E behind STETHS and just ahead of Munro. They can be any team’s worst nightmare, based on their propensity to defend and attack as one unit.Port Antonio High: ‘No Nonsense!’One loss in eight Group L daCosta Cup matches tells you something about Port Antonio High; they are a no-nonsense kind of team, capable of holding more than their own against strong opposition. Then a sweeping three wins in three Inter-Zone games served as a fitting rehearsal for the Super Cup, where they are certain to show poise and class.Vere Technical High: ‘Hurricane from Hayes’Seeking to reassert themselves as perennial contenders, Vere this year, has assembled on paper, their strongest squad in many years one that can be potent in the Flow Super Cup.They are really showing signs that the million dollars first prize and that beautifully Italian-crafted trophy could make its home at the Hayes-based institutions.St James High: ‘Western Force’Last year St. James High fell at the first hurdle in the Super Cup. This year, head coach Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore, has them conditioned with a purpose in mind. He wants them going at all the major trophies on offer and the Flow Super Cup is up first.Now they will test their strength against some of the best in the country for the right to be called the Flow Super Cup champions.Glenmuir High: ‘Jackie’s Boys’They welcomed back Patrick ‘Jackie’ Walters, one of the brand name coaches in local schoolboy football and almost immediately it became clear that would be among those challenging for the likes of the Flow Super Cup.What Walters brings to Glenmuir is a known and proven record of success and that can only mean one thing; they will have an excellent team.St George’s College: ‘Cup ready’Considered early season favourites, St George’s College (StGC) are looking like the team to beat, having sizzled with over 45 goals in all competitions so far this campaign, despite losing two games and drawing once.The reigning Walker Cup champions are looking on with widened eyes at the Flow Super Cup. Its a title they need to win. This might be the year!Wolmer’s Boys: ‘Solid as a rock!’A Balanced-looking Wolmer’s Boys is one of the few unbeaten teams still around.Wolmer’s strength lies in defence, as one of the competitions meanest teams, conceding only two goals in all competition. It is said that defence wins championships and if this is true then Wolmer’s and their wall-like backline will certainly be hard to beat here.Hydel: ‘Exciting’With veteran coach Geoffrey Maxwell back in charge, Hydel are going all out for their first trophy at the schoolboy football level. A fun team to watch, Hydel will certainly send the pulses racing in this competition having scored 31 goals so far this season while conceding 9.Charlie Smith: ‘Hungry for glory’Hungry for their first school boy football since 1995 coach Jerome Waite is hoping to drive his young Charlie Smith team to cup glory.Their “never say die” approach is not to be overlooked and while they may not be among the most fancied teams, its hard to convince a man he cannot win if their preferred word is ‘try’.Jamaica College: ‘Champions’The defending champion, Jamaica College is not as strong as in the last few years, but the Miguel Coley-coached team has done themselves proud so far this season. They were unbeaten in six Zone A games with five wins, scoring 23 and conceding just four to top the group.Ronaldo Brown has led the lines so far with five strikes and he has received good support from captain Allando Brown (five goals) Donovan Segree, Chadwayne Johnson and Norman Campbell.Kingston College: ‘Purple Hope’Also very impressive in the group stage, Kingston College, were a class above the other teams in Zone G. But after the 2-0 Walker Cup quarter-final defeat to St Jago they realised that the season has now only began and gets even tougher from here.Defense is their strong point with just two goal against in the group stage, but they are not the most clinical team, which is their main concern.St Jago: ‘A rising tide’The Spanish Town school has not seen much second round action in their history but has been knocking hard at the door the last three years.Shaqon Bryan is their top scorer with nine, other top players are Andrew Daley, Matthew Fisher, Yonnick Elliot, Hayden Street and Ryan Smart. Under-estimate them at your peril!Excelsior: ‘Capable’After a very slow start, Excelsior picked up pace towards to latter part of the group stage. However, they don’t appear to be as competitive this season, as their 4-0 trashing to St George’s College in the Walker Cup quarter-final suggested.But they have capable players in Christopher Thorpe, Thorne Buchanan, Tyrick Sutherland and Rasheed Nembhard and will be looking forward to making a deep run here.
Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao compared his rookie to a couple of iconic guards that both made names for themselves in the league.“I think he’s a combination of Paul Lee and Willie Miller,” said Guiao in Filipino of the two-time UAAP MVP Ravena. “He’s able to create his own shots, he’s able to find open teammates and that’s very good for the team because our style of play is really finding the open guys.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“He’s smart enough to recognize that.”Lee is a two-time champion and was named the 2012 Rookie of the Year while Miller won four titles and nabbed two MVPs in his 14-year career. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Fonacier’s 4-point play lifts NLEX past unconventional Kia View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For all the hype Kiefer Ravena generated for himself in his PBA debut, his new head coach may have just given more reasons to talk about the highly-touted rookie.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ravena was instrumental in NLEX’s opening game victory over Kia in the PBA Philippine Cup, 119-115, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre after putting up an 18-point, 12-assist, 6-rebound line.Guiao displayed no doubt on the capabilities of Ravena who was picked second overall in the 2017 Draft.“Kiefer played well for us, I had no doubt that he can make an impact and he can lead the team as a rookie, and that’s exactly what he did,” said Guiao. “He’s going to be a very special player in this league.”“He’s exactly what the doctor ordered for us.”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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Doing what she does best, Myla Pablo hammered three successive spikes in the end game as Pocari Sweat pulled off a five-set reversal over PetroGazz Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.Pablo collected 22 points as the Lady Warriors recovered from a two-sets-to-none hole for a 17-25, 27-29, 25-16, 25-23, 15-13 triumph and remained in contention for the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Stars of Manila shine their way to 2nd place PetroGazz was bent on finishing off the match in three sets until it suddenly went into tailspin in the third, allowing Pocari, the former champion which has fallen on hard times, to slowly regain its footing.Stephanie Mercado tried to match up with Pablo hit after hit, stringing up three straight hits as the Angels took an 8-6 lead in the fifth set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut Jeanette Panaga and Joy Cases banded together to keep Pocari in step. After a violation was called on the Angels, Pablo buckled down to work, igniting a fiery finishing kick that pushed the Lady Warriors at match point, 14-13.Jonah Sabete blocked Pablo for PetroGazz’s final stand but another error by the Angels sealed the win for the Lady Warriors. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
One of the commissioners of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Aba Hamilton-Dolo, has urged young people in the country to focus on engaging into positive things and creating means for opportunity throughout Liberia.Speaking at a one-day National Youth Leadership Conference on Wednesday June 4, at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship in Sinkor, Mrs. Dolo said there are lots of young people in the country but lack of opportunity hampers their live.Serving as one of the speakers of the conference, Madam Dolo said it is important for the youth to engage in creating avenues and exploring their dream especially the issue of education that gives one empowerment for life.“We are the reflection of our society, what we do today is what continues in the future. Let us be the change that Liberia needs, this will help us to be good representations of our country both here and out there. We need to have the mind set for our self and say that we can bring the necessary change that Liberia needs,” she noted.According to the speaker, young people should focus on creating the atmosphere for learning that will bring better living condition.She also warned those involved in corruption especially in the classroom for grades as the means of obtaining passing marks to deviate from such habit if they want to succeed.Also serving as one of the panelists, Joseph Boakai Jr., urged young people to be prepared for everything in life but with emphasis on the global market that will brighten the life of anyone prepared.According to Mr. Boakai, there were lots of distractions in the lives of young people most especially in the classroom and the social aspect all over the country, thus creating setback for many of them in the society.Mr. Boakai said, “Responsible leadership will only come to responsible people and those that are prepared. This is why we need to focus on doing thing that brings good image to our society and our self for the challenges ahead of us.”The conference brought together speakers including: Joyce R. Addae-Kumi, a corporate lawyer, Lawrence Harris, MRU Resident representative/ coordinator, Alma Morris, Sales Executive of Brussels Airlines, Charlyne Brumskine from the Liberia International Shipping Corporate Registry (LISCR) and Michael A. Olsen, Chairman Addressing Home.Macdella Cooper, head of the conference, said it is intended to create the platform that young people can interact with people in the private and government sectors to inspire and motivate them in understanding their roles and responsibilities as global citizens.Madam Macdella Cooper said she feels that the young people want to do some thing but need to be empowered and informed about the largest society as well as how educated people can bring change to young Liberians through interaction or discussions.”Madam Cooper said it is important that dynamic speakers and panelists can encourage and provide some basic knowledge that brings hope and self motivation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A drinking spree, which turned deadly last week, saw a teenager being remanded to jail after he was charged with the capital offence of murder.Ronell Henry, 19, of Koriabo, Barima, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini) appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The prosecution is contending that on February 5 at Koriabo, Barima in the North West District, he unlawfully killed Orlando Joseph, 26, using an arrow and bow.According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, Henry was in the company of his mother and others, imbibing when an argument ensued between the Henry and Joseph at about 15:30h. The prosecutor contended that the argument escalated and Henry armed himself with a bow and arrow and shot the farmer in the upper region of his body.Joseph was taken to the Mabaruma Public Hospital where he was treated but later that day succumbed to his to his injury.
Canada red will be the Canadian team taking up residence in Fort St. John during the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and the squad was on the ice at the North Peace Arena yesterday for their first practice. For those in attendance it was apparent right away the calibre of the athletes on the ice as a number of drills showcased their speed, stick handling, and ability to shoot the puck.After practice concluded head coach Kris Knoblauch said work when up or down a man will be key in the tournament, and with that it was a major focus of the session.“We did a lot of special teams, power play and penalty kill. In a tournament like this or anywhere special teams are so important. Teams are so evenly matched that usually the difference is one goal and that usually comes down to the power play/penalty kill,” he said.- Advertisement -Given the limited time together on the ice and not knowing each other well it can be a challenge to get the teams ready to play when it comes time to begin the tournament.“I don’t think you can prepare enough. That’s a pretty important thing where these guys don’t know each other. You hear it all the time about how important team chemistry is. Are guys buying into their role, do they want to win, do they want to block shots, and do those little things that are important to team success,” he said.Despite getting a glimpse of the talent a few months back, Knoblauch said players are entering the tournament each under different circumstances and all of that will play a role when it comes to finalizing line combinations.Advertisement “It is quite difficult. We saw them in the summer and a lot has changed in 3-4 months. Players have had a big role with their clubs and they’ve been given a lot of opportunities. Some other players whether they just had a slow start, whether maybe it was an injury, they haven’t had the same opportunity. They’re a little bit behind those other guys. A lot of players have changed. After that first practice we have to re-evaluate what we want from our lines and those power play units,” he said.Canada red will be back on the ice today at the North Peace Arena from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. They’ll also practice Thursday 12:45 p.m. until 3:15 p.m.Their first game action will come on Friday as they’ll be in Dawson Creek for a pre-tournament game against the United States. They’ll return to Fort St. John to begin the preliminary round with a game against Finland on Sunday at 7 p.m.
…say chief guest representing Guyana a “usurper”…Guyana’s caretaker President greeted with protest…Police riot squad blocks peaceful vigil on ECD…President also protested against on Essequibo CoastMonday night’s 70th Anniversary ceremony at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre for the People’s Republic of China was boycotted by three former Presidents of Guyana after it emerged that caretaker President David Granger would be the chief guest even as he is in breach of the Constitution.PPP/C Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali holds a candle for democracyFormer Presidents Bharrat Jagdeo, Donald Ramotar and Samuel Hinds indicated in a joint letter to Chinese Ambassador Cui Jianchun and his wife Liang Huili that they would not be attending the ceremony when the President and Government have lost their legitimacy.A scene from the vigil at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre“We three former Presidents hereby express our deep regrets that in the current circumstances in Guyana, where the Constitution has been breached and the coalition Government has lost all legitimacy, we could not attend your ceremony of commemoration…where Mr David Granger, is the chief guest representing Guyana, as he is doing so as a usurper.”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo at the vigilThe event on Monday evening was overshadowed by a vigil, organised by the Association for Democracy and Human Rights (Guyana) along the road leading up to the convention centre.People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Presidential candidate Irfaan Ali, who attended the vigil, lamented the heavy Police presence compared to that of ordinary citizens holding candles and protesting for the Constitution of Guyana to be honoured.A scene from Essequibo’s protest action“This is an NGO that we saw advertise that they were holding a candlelight vigil. We’re standing up in defence of democracy, calling on the Government to name a date for elections. We’re standing up against dictatorship. Standing up for the rule of law. We’re standing up for fundamental rights.”He added that Guyanese have fundamental rights to movement and rights to assembly. “They have blocked Guyanese at every single point from exercising that right, leading to this venue. So persons are kept away from exercising their democratic rights. And look how many police they brought out against people holding candles. Is there any aggression here?”When it comes to reports that Granger is likely to name a date this week, Ali made it clear that a date should already have been named by the caretaker President in accordance with the law and calls from local organisations and the international community.Turning a deaf earMeanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who was also present at the protest, lambasted the caretaker President for turning a deaf ear to the Constitution and to calls for him to immediately set an election date, after he would have been advised by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).“I think the whole country has seen who Granger is. He’s prepared to defy the Constitution, he’s prepared to discomfort all of Guyana, just to retain power at all costs, in spite of calls from the international community, just so that he and his corrupt cabal can continue to prosper.”“Today we saw a brutal statement coming from the Commonwealth. That follows statements made by the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and many others have been making statements. All pointing out that this has gone beyond constitutional rule and it would affect our country.”Jagdeo made it clear that Granger must call an election date that does not exceed February month-end, noting that the PPP is prepared to keep up its protest action until the President does so. In fact, he warned that protests would only intensify.“Every single day that passes, where he doesn’t call elections at an early date, the protests will intensify. We will point out how we are currently under a dictatorship, so we no longer have constitutional rule in Guyana.”Protest in Essequibo CoastMeanwhile, Granger was also subjected to protests outside of Region Four, when hundreds of citizens on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroom-Supenaam), picketed him on Monday as he made his way from the Hampton Court Airstrip to attend a function in Queenstown Village.The protesters called for the Government to resign and for the caretaker President to set a date for General and Regional Elections.Some of the protesters also picketed State House, in Anna Regina calling for Granger to respect the Constitution.The peaceful gathering included PPP executives Leslie Ramsammy, Vishnu Samaroo, Regional Chairman Davanand Ramdatt and Peter Ramsaroop.
New Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz is confident he will enjoy a good relationship with the club hierarchy after his predecessor Thomas Tuchel’s time in charge was ended by a rift with his bosses.Dortmund on Tuesday announced the Dutchman as their new coach after reaching an agreement with his club Ajax.The 53-year-old, who led Ajax to the Europa League final in his sole season in charge of the Amsterdammers, has signed a two-year deal to succeed Tuchel, who left the club last week, with Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke blaming a lack of trust between the pair.Watzke and sporting director Michael Zorc have lured Bosz to Signal Iduna Park and all parties are looking forward to a fruitful partnership.“These talks convinced me that this ought to be the next step for me,” Bosz said at a press conference, revealing the trio spoke for around three hours.“I got a good feeling. It was a respectful discussion. I am convinced that we can work very well together.”Watzke added: “We had a very, very good feeling about Bosz from the outset, the feeling that something can really grow together here.”Reports in Holland claimed Bosz fell out with his bosses at Ajax, in much the same way Tuchel did at Dortmund. It was reported he did not see eye to eye with some of the technical staff already at the club when he arrived last summer, like former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp, but was not allowed to get rid of them.Asked about the alleged disagreement, Bosz said he would “only look forwards” before adding: “What I can say is that I had a great time at Ajax.”Bosz guided an exciting young Ajax side to their first European final in 21 years, where they were beaten by Manchester United, but missed out on the Eredivisie title by a point to Feyenoord and ended the season without silverware.The former Holland midfielder’s only previous coaching job outside his home country was a brief stint in charge of Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv before he took over at Ajax, although he does have experience of the Bundesliga following a short stint with Hansa Rostock towards the end of his playing career.Zorc said Dortmund were impressed by Bosz’s commitment to an attacking brand of football.He said: “First of all we are convinced that the way his team plays is not entirely dissimilar to the way we would like to see our team play.“It is a refreshing, offensive football, attractive, attacking, but also with elements that we already know – that is a strong structure when in possession and a very strong counter-pressing. That in a good balance makes up his philosophy. We would like to see it on the pitch next season.”Bosz, who has taken his assistant Hendrie Kruzen with him to Dortmund, was under contract at the Amsterdam ArenA until 2019, so Dortmund have had to agree a compensation package to secure his services.Ajax general manager Edwin van der Sar described it as a “good deal”.The former Manchester United goalkeeper said on the club website: “I have mixed feelings about this move. When we brought Peter to Ajax last summer it was not the intention that the partnership would end after one year.“We have had a great season, especially in the Europa League. As with our players, the coach also attracts the attention of clubs from Europe’s top leagues.”Dortmund finished third in the Bundesliga last term to qualify for the Champions League, and also won the DFB-Pokal, but Bosz will have his work cut out to challenge the dominance of Bayern Munich. 1 Peter Bosz poses with a Borussia Dortmund shirt
THE organisers of the Donegal Rally are celebrating today after it was confirmed that a works Ford Fiesta Super 2000 car is being entered. It is the same car which won the Monte Carlo Rally in 2010 when driven by Mikko Hirvonen. Although Hirvonen will not be behind the wheel of the M-Sport prepared car, Tyrone driver Alistair Fisher will drive it and Donegal sporting great Rory Kennedy will be co-driver.Rory was co-driver for the late Bertie Fisher, Alistair’s uncle, the most successful crew in Irish tarmac history.Alistair has been working on this for some time and the event organisers are delighted that M-Sport (pictured) will once again appear in Donegal.Alistair is running at the front in the FIA’s new WRC Academy, with a different spec Ford Fiesta and led the field on the WRC round in Portugal last month and there is no doubt he will be driving hard in Donegal. A spokesman for Donegal Motor Club sqid: “This is fantastic news for the event and for Irish rallying.“It will be great to have the M-Sport team in Donegal again.“We suspect a few of the top seeds will be sleeping a lot less easily from now until the rally starts on June 17.”Rally programmes will be published shortly and may be pre-ordered on the Topaz Donegal International Rally website at: www. donegalrally.ie.Our video shows Alistair Fisher and Rory Kennedy in action in Cork last year.DDTV: COUP FOR DONEGAL RALLY AS FISHER & KENNEDY BRING MONTE CARLO CAR WINNER INTO RACE was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegal rallyrory kennedy
HUGE CROWD TURNS UP TO TOAST McGETTIGANS’ OPENING – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 6th, 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:clanree hotelMcGettigans Pubopening night