Two football kicks off tomorrowThe Portmore Football League (PFL) will kick off its 2015-16 football season with a uniform parade and opening matches in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two at Cedar Grove playing field, tomorrow, beginning at 12 noon.There will be a uniform parade of all eight teams and a meet-and-greet session with officials of the PFL and sponsors.At 1:00 p.m., Braeton FC tackle Cumberland. In the feature, at 3:00 p.m., Cedar Grove and Edgewater will lock horns in what is expected to be a keen battle.Last year’s champions, Hellshire United, have been promoted to the St Catherine Division One competition.GC Foster, Federal BH basketball titlesThe curtain came down on the Business House Basketball Association three-on-three competition with National Housing Trust (NHT) and Courts capturing the division one and two titles, respectively.On Wednesday, at the Stadium Courts, NHT dethroned defending champions Grace Canning, 3-2, in the best-of-five finals, winning the deciding game, 42-34, in what was a closely contested series.On Monday, Courts defeated Sagicor, 37-25, in game four to capture the division two title, 3-1.Lamey leads Scotia to Ninth Interbank titleTwo goals from former national player, Kevin Lamey, led defending champions ScotiaBank to a 3-2 win over National Commercial Bank (NCB) in the Western Sports/JNBS Norman Goodison Interbank football league final at Winchester Park last Sunday. Scotiabank were winning the title for the ninth consecutive year.Lamey opened the scoring in the 10th minute, but Sheldon Maragh found the equaliser for NCB in the 21st minute. Lamey then made it 2-1 on the stroke of half-time.Donovan Hibbert scored from 30 metres out to make it 3-1 midway the second half. Andre Messam pulled back a goal for NCB in the 79th minute.Scotia played tough defence to hold NCB at bay in the closing stages. Independence City United clashGC Foster and Federal United will look to secure their second win in as many matches as the teams go head-to-head at GC Foster College, in the St Catherine Major League football competition, this afternoon, at 3:00 p.m.In another game today, Portsmouth oppose Tru-Juice at Portsmouth Primary School.In matches played recently, Federal United blanked Frasziers Whip 3-0, GC Foster beat Newland 3-1, Dela Vega City tagged Portsmouth 2-0, Old Harbour Bay clipped Royal Lakes 2-1, Tru-Juice edged Dunbeholden 1-0, Christian Pen and New Raiders drew 0-0.NHT, Courts capture shock champs in INSPORTS/Chubby footballIndependence City Primary carved out a shock 1-0 win over defending champions Portsmouth in the feature match of a double-header on the opening day of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Chubby Portmore Primary Football League at Portsmouth Primary on Tuesday. Shevaughn Haynes scored the all-important goal for Independence City in the 52nd minute.In the opening game at the venue, Bridgeport came from behind to draw 2-2 against Waterford. Jevin Parkinson (ninth) and Rocede Rose (11th) gave Waterford an early 2-0 lead, but strikes by Omarie Thompson (48th) and Jaheim McLeod (52nd) gave Bridgeport a share of the points.More than $300,000 of combined investment from sponsor Jamaica Beverages and chief organiser the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)has been pumped into this year’s competition.The competition is slated to culminate on December 4. Twelve teams, 240, players have been registered.Jermaine Bibbons, brand manager, Jamaica Beverage, said the programme is ideal for its brand but also encouraged the participants to make full use of opportunities the competition provides.”For Chubby, we are about fun, magic, and potential, and that’s what we want you to enjoy during this competition,” said Bibbons. “It is also very important to listen to your coaches, your teachers, and parents. You must fight hard to win but play fair. It’s not all about winning because if you lose, it’s not the end of the road.”Commending Jamaica Beverages for their support, Institute of Sports’ media-relations officer Andrew Hancel said it is also important that players take a balanced approach towards the sport and academics.”It is important to grab this opportunity because football can make you into millionaires, but academics is key,” said Hancel. “Too often I’ve seen players like you with immense potential get left behind because they didn’t see the importance of a good education.”With education, a player is able to connect the other important factors required to play at a higher level, and remember, there is always life after football,” he emphasised.The competition continues on Tuesday. Kensington Primary won the dress parade. Jamaica Beverages, through its Chubby drink, is the main sponsors of the league.Portsmouth make winning start in INSPORTS netballPortsmouth made an impressive start in defence of their title as they rushed past Waterford 14-3 in a lopsided game in the second match of a double-header, as the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Portmore Primary Netball League commenced with opening games and a dress parade at the Kensington Primary School on Thursday. Portsmouth Primary won the dress parade.Portsmouth jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead after the first quarter and consolidated at 8-2 by half-time, then cruised through the rest of the game. Trishana Gray (10 goals) and Shakera Baker (four goals) led the victors’ scoring. Jamalia Haynes scored all three goals for Waterford.In the opening match, home team Kensington Primary defeated Belmont Park 6-1. Hanna-K Hobbs (four goals) and Nachrista Spencer (two goals) scored for Kensington. The competition continues on Wednesday.Passagefort face Waterford in SE St Catherine dominoDefending champions and top-ranked Passagefort United will put their title on the line tomorrow in a do-or-die semi-final contest against arch-rivals Waterford in the South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League, sponsored by Member of Parliament, Colin Fagan, at Garveymeade Sports Club.In another semi-final clash, number two ranked Westmeade Rising Stars will square off against nemeses Ken’s Wildflower at Myrtle Way, Old Passagefort. Ken’s Wildflower were soundly beaten by Westmeade, 250-214, in the final preliminary round match, so the rematch is expected to be a real tussle. Both games will begin at 1 p.m.Spit Fyah, Giants in End-of-round domino finalSurprise team Giants will battle favourites Spit Fyah in the Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA) League at the association’s home, Melbourne Cricket Club, Courtney Walsh Drive, tomorrow, starting at noon.Both Spit Fyah, which won the mid-season final against veteran club Caribbean Classic, and Giants, ended the round on 32 points apiece.Meanwhile, Spit Fyah (57 points) once again defeated second-place Caribbean Classic (53 points), 300-295. Third-place Giants (50 points) cut down Small Axe, 300-228. The quarter-finals of the league will be played on Sunday, November 15.Portmore Division
KNEE CANCER Having had his left leg amputated due to life-threatening bone cancer, former outstanding Holy Trinity High School footballer Jordan Foote is locked in a race for his life, with doctors working to prevent the cancer from taking over his body. Foote’s Manning Cup coach Devon Anderson has revealed that the youngster has had to put his request for a prosthetic leg on hold, to instead focus on surviving the cancer affecting his lungs. Foote is admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Anderson, who admitted to sharing a fatherly relationship with the player, wants the public to keep him in their prayers as he seeks to recuperate. “They are seeing signs of improvement with the hole in his lungs healing back because of medications. “In terms of getting a prosthetic leg, it has to be on hold for now, after this last X-ray, we will know where we go from here,” said Anderson. “They are trying to patch the part of the lungs that is leaking liquid, and draining off the water from his chest. He is deteriorating due to the cancer,” Anderson continued. Foote helped his former school to the inaugural Flow Super Cup final, but was ruled out of last season’s Manning Cup competition due to cancer in his knee. He has since had his left leg amputated. He had to leave school prematurely after being sent home to recuperate with his family. Anderson, who has maintained a close relationship with Foote said the youngster remains upbeat despite the challenges. “Jordan is the type of person who is motivated, success driven and as an athlete, always wants to win and cries when he loses. He is a hardworking youth” Anderson said. Anderson, who works closely alongside Foote’s mother, Nadine Sutherland, added: “We just have to hope for the best but expect the worst, and know if the inevitable comes, it comes, but I hope it doesn’t come for now.”
Limitations are set points or levels beyond which someone or something does not or may not be expected to extend, pass or exceed. Expectations, on the other hand, speaks of strong belief that something will happen in a particular manner or that someone will or should achieve something in a specific way or take a particular route. In either case, expectations and limitations have time and again proven to be tools by which others seek to define us. However, there are those who stand in opposition to the imposition of limitations and expectations by overcoming limitations, defy expectations, and in so doing set a new standard – one that their predecessors perhaps thought improbable. It is the courage, resilience and strength of these types of warriors that GTT celebrates; those who, in pursuit of their dreams, face opposition and overcome.GTT is honoured to celebrate such an individual as they introduce you to Andrew King, also known as “Drew Thoven” or “Drew”.The 21-year-old Music Producer/DJ, award winning film composer, song writer and multi-instrumentalist was born on August, 18, 1996, in Georgetown, Guyana, to parents, Pastor Timothy and Deborah King.Growing up, he recalls having a “sheltered life”, nonetheless falling in love with music at a young age through immense exposure to the art in church. Among the instruments the youngster plays – most of which were self-taught, Drew is most passionate about the drum set. Drew acknowledges the importance of laying a strong foundation if one expects to build something of great magnitude as he reflected on his primary school days at the New Guyana School.He pursued his secondary education at Queen’s College and intends to further pursue studies at the Berklee College of Music in the USA. However, the unorthodox musician is doing things differently; rather than studying music in order to earn a living from it, he’s earning a living from music so that he may formally study it in the near future.His alias Drew Thoven, is a reflection of countless limitations he faced initially as a budding musician and producer – not being particularly versed musically; not owning proper equipment – not even a personal laptop for starters; receiving little support, if any, for his dream due to the unstable state of affairs of the music industry locally.Though he has come a long way in his musical journey, Drew Thoven agrees that he has a mighty long way to go. Drew and a group of other artistic minds, created Kindred Republic, a record label and recording studio that offers production, management and sound engineering services that has been taking the music industry in Guyana to another level.He has worked with a plethora of local and international artistes, including Shawn English, Don Gialiani, Jumo Primo, Shal Marshall and of late, he’s formed quite a bond with the Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia. Drew’s philosophy as a warrior is that in order to do “great things” we must “believe in ourselves” and remain “focused” – not allowing the views of anyone, whether family or friends, to deter us from the course that will lead to the fulfilment of our dreams. GTT looks forward to the journey that lies ahead as this young warrior, Drew Thoven, makes his mark on the fabric of Guyanese, Caribbean and world history.
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO — In Montebello today, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley will present environmental scholarships totaling $10,750 to 13 students from five Los Angeles County high schools, including Schurr High and Montebello High and Pioneer High in Whittier. Los Angeles County District Attorney Environmental Scholarship awards ceremony will be held at Schurr High School. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.
0Shares0000Immediate former Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Mike Mururi shouts instructions during his side’s Kenyan Premier League match against Tusker FC in Nairobi on May 26, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 29- Immediate former Kakamega Homeboyz head coach Mike Mururi says he is at a loss understanding why he was sacked by the club barely 48 hours after leading them to a 2-0 win on the road over Tusker FC in Nairobi on Saturday.Mururi who was named coach of the year by the Kenyan Premier League and finished second in the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Writers award last year was sent packing by the club’s management on Monday evening. “This is a decision that I can say is shocking because we have done well in the first leg and we are in the top eight positions. I can’t understand but maybe there were other reasons because it can’t be performance,” Mururi lamented.“I leave with a good heart because I am proud of the work that I have put in at the club. I have worked to lift the profile of this club and it can now be regarded as a big team,” the youthful tactician further stated.Homeboyz are placed ninth in the Kenyan premier League standings with 24 points, only four off second placed Ulinzi Stars.Speaking to Capital Sport, Homeboyz chairman Cleophas Shimanyula says they took the decision because the coach was unsettled, re-visiting the instance at the beginning of the season where he resigned and was headed to Vihiga United before coming back.Kakamega Homeboyz players Moses Mudavadi (left) and Moses Chikati (right) join Allan Wanga in celebrating during their Kenyan Premier League match against Tusker FC in Nairobi on May 26, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“To us, we didn’t think he was settled here and it was not good for the team. He had his heart elsewhere and we wanted someone who had his full concentration here. Also, the results were not pleasing considering the kind of squad we have,” Shimanyula noted.However, Mururi says the claims that he was unsettled were false.“Yes, there was a point that I had left but he called me and we sat down and ironed out issues and started working well together. The claims that I am unsettled are not true,” the tactician defended himself.Nonetheless, he has promised to be back in the Premier League soon and has hinted he might be on the touchline when the second leg kicks off next week.He says he has received three offers already and Capital Sport learns that Sofapaka have made contact.“I will take a day or two of rest and talk to my advisor but rest assured is that I will be back in the Premier League. I have several offers which are already on the table and I am certain I will pick one of them,” he added.Former Tusker FC head coach Paul Nkata during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHomeboyz have meanwhile picked on former Tusker FC league and cup winning coach Paul Nkata who was just recently sacked by Ugandan side Uganda Revenue Authority.He will come in with fellow Ugandan coach Hamza Kalanzi.“We have faith in Nkata because he is a proven coach and will have all his attention on the team. I can confidently state that we are okay heading into the second leg,” Shimanyula said.Nkata’s immediate task will be on the SportPesa Super Cup which kicks off on Sunday with Homeboyz taking on Tanzanian side Young Africans at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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6 2. Watch out for Dele Alli – The ex-MK Dons youngster lists Steven Gerrard as one of his idols and has been compared to the Kop legend by several, including former boss Karl Robinson. Alli is already looking like a key player at Tottenham with his mature box-to-box displays impressing the White Hart Lane faithful, and he will be on a high after earning two England caps over the last week. His nutmegs excite fans but watch out for his defensive capabilities too. Alli makes, on average, 2.9 tackles just behind midfield partner Eric Diers 3.4, while he also makes 2.7 interceptions, compared to Diers 2.6. 1. Don’t give away fouls on the edge of the area – Christian Eriksen is proving himself to be one of the deadliest free-kick takers in Premier League history having scored six since his move to England in 2013. He baffled Swansea Citys Lukasz Fabianski with two strikes in the last round of fixtures and could have had a third had the Pole not produced a brilliant save. His eye is in and the Reds need to be wary. 5. Get close to Erik Lamela – The Argentine is in good form this season. His displays against Crystal Palace and Manchester City proved he has the skill and graft to make it in the Premier League, but he still has shortcomings. The waif 23-year-old loves to take on his man but, infuriatingly for the Spurs support, often loses the ball this way. He takes the ball far too close to his opponent. The likes of Moreno and Lucas will need to get to him quickly to snuff out his threat. 6 6 4. Hit Tottenham on the counter – Similar to point six, its important that when Liverpool win the ball they get forward as quick as possible. Swanseas first goal last time out was swiftly switch from right-back to left-wing in just a few seconds, leaving Walker on his own against Jefferson Montero, while Kevin De Bruynes goal for Man City against Spurs was also a counter. Do it right and the goals will come. 6 6. Hit the flanks early and with pace – to find out how else Klopp’s Liverpool can beat Spurs, click the arrow above – Tottenhams full-backs are probably still their weakest link defensively this season. Kyle Walker does look reinvigorated, but still capable of a slip up, while Ben Davies is providing solid but unspectacular displays in place of Danny Rose, who is returning slowly from injury. If Liverpool are to win they should look to hit the two positions with pace and get behind the defence rather than trying to worm their way through centrally. Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno, who scored an excellent solo goal at White Hart Lane last season, should look to push on as much as possible. Jurgen Klopp’s first game as Liverpool manager will see him come up against a tough to beat Tottenham side.Spurs are unbeaten since the opening game of the season in the Premier League and have only conceded seven goals over the eight games.So how can the German gaffer get the best out of his Reds side to ensure victory against the Lilywhites at White Hart Lane?talkSPORT casts a glance at Mauricio Pochettino’s in-form Tottenham and looks at how Liverpool can grab themselves a much-needed three points.Click the right arrow above to see how Klopp can guide Liverpool to victory against Tottenham… 3. Don’t give Harry Kane room outside the area – The Spurs striker hasnt been too lethal this season but for England he certainly wasnt shot-shy against Lithuania. Kane constantly looked to get the ball onto his right foot just outside of the box (see also: Kanes brace against Chelsea last season), so Martin Skrtel should look to get tight to the player as often as possible in this position. 6 6
From staff reports Little Company of Mary – San Pedro Hospital has won two awards for its work with organ donor patients and their families. The awards were given by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with One Legacy, an organization that facilitates organ procurement from donors. The first award signifies that the hospital has a donation rate of more than 67 percent, meaning that for all patients who physically met the criteria, more than 67 percent of them became organ donors. Hospital officials say they have had a 100 percent donation rate for at least the past year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The second award was for hospitals that donate more than 3.75 organs per donor. Little Company Mary – San Pedro Hospital donates an average of five organs per donor. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
EXCITEMENT is revving up to this year’s Donegal International Rally.Click here to see the full entry list:donegaldaily donegalrally Entry List2011 DONEGAL RALLY: FULL ENTRY LIST REVEALED was last modified: June 14th, 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 international rally