HVFC for Scotiabank CONCACAF U-13 Champions League

first_imgHarbour View Football Club’s Under-13 team has been selected again to represent Jamaica at the second staging of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League. The east Kingston team will be one of 12 clubs playing in the championships scheduled to take place from July 23-30 in Mexico City. “Scotiabank has always been associated with developmental sports, and so we are excited to be exploring the possibilities in football through our CONCACAF affiliation,” said Yanique Forbes Patrick, Scotiabank’s vice-president of marketing. In the draw conducted to determine the groupings, Harbour View were selected to play in Group A against Mexican club Buhos de Hermosillo FC, Real EstelÌ from Nicaragua, and Jabloteh (Trinidad and Tobago). The draw sorted the 12 club teams, representing 10 CONCACAF nations, into three groups of four for round-robin play starting in July. “We are happy to be selected and we’re preparing to have a little more depth this year to see if we can go a little further than we did last year and advance from the zone,” said Clyde Jureidini, general manager of Harbour View FC. Group B consists of Menor Tijuana (Mexico), Comunicaciones FC (Guatemala), Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (Costa Rica), and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Canada). Pungarabato Guerrero, the final Mexican club in the competition, heads Group C and will compete with Sporting KC (USA), Chorrillo FC (Panama), and CD Santa Ana (El Salvador). At the last championship, hosted in Mexico City in August 2015, Harbour View finished third in Zone B with three points behind Canadian zone winners Montreal Impact (nine points) and second-placed Aguilas UAS of Mexico (six points). The team won one game against DC United USA (5-2) and lost two matches against Montreal Impact (2-3) and Aguilas (Mexico) (2-1). DEFENDING CHAMPS Mexico’s Toluca are the defending champions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League, having dismissed their Zone A El Salvador counterparts in the finals with a crushing 4-0 scoreline last year. One outstanding player from the Jamaican contingent at the last tournament was Kellijah Morgan, a community resident from Southern Cross Drive. In the one match they won, he broke away from his markers to receive a Rasheed Willis pass and slotted home after 14 minutes to hand his team a 1-0 lead. Morgan doubled the lead seven minutes later when captain Rojaughn ‘RoRo’ Joseph dissected the defence for him to waltz by the goalkeeper and score. Scotiabank signed on as the official bank of CONCACAF and the league’s first official partner in 2014 and title sponsors of the Gold Cup, the Champions League, and the Caribbean Nations Cup.last_img read more

Chopped down in 55 seconds!

first_imgAmerican boxer DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley is a man of few words, but his fists spoke loud and clear on Wednesday night at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium when he destroyed his Guyanese opponent, Revlon ‘Lion Heart’ Lake, in just 55 seconds of the first round, to move dramatically into the semi-finals of the Wray and Nephew Contender series.The first semi-final will be on June 8 between Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes and Tsetsi Davis.One space was left after three other quarter-final bouts, and Corley cemented his No. 1 ranking in the competition with a sensational victory over an opponent who was expected to give him a close fight. This was not to be, however.The action started briskly, with both men throwing hard punches at each other. Southpaw Corley found the mark first with a straight left that shook his opponent, but Lake responded quickly with a one-two combination that was designed to send a message to Corley. Everything was pointing to a very exciting encounter at this stage of the fight when out of the blue, Corley landed a savage right hook to the head of his opponent, and down he went, to gasps of surprise from the large crowd.Referee Owen Nelson started his count, and most people in the arena expected Lake to get back to his feet. He did not, however, move as the count continued, and when at the magic eight he still had not made a move to get back up, the realisation set in that the end was near.LOOKING DEJECTEDThe referee moved the count from eight to 10 and then signalled the end as Lake sat on the canvas looking dejected. He then pointed to his right ankle and said that it was hurting, and he was immediately given medical attention by Dr AndrÈ McDonald, the ringside physician.His faculties seemed clear, but he indicated that he could not have resumed as he had twisted his ankle and it was hurting. Having been counted out, he resigned himself to the knockout defeat, while Corley celebrated quietly and indicated that he had merely “taken care of business”.”He threw a good combination and I responded with a right hook. It was a sweet shot and it took him out,” he said afterwards. He then added, “I am ready to move on to the finals.” His opponent in the semi-finals will be Michael ‘The Wasp’ Gardener, a talented Jamaican amateur, who made his debut as a professional in the competition on April 6 with a second-round knockout victory over American JosÈ Guzman. He then followed this up with a points victory over Ramel ‘Sub Zero’ Lewis on May 7 and is now ready to do battle with Corley on June 15.Corley expressed confidence that he would be in the finals, while Gardener taunted him and stated that at age 41, he will not like getting into the ring with him. Corley acknowledged his age but pointed to his achievements. ” Yes, I am 41, but any man who went 12 rounds with Floyd Mayweather must be doing something good,” he pointed out and then stated confidently, ” I will be ready.”In the two amateur bouts on the card, Sanjay Williams from Bruising gym scored a second-round technical knockout victory over Samuel Grant from Sugar Olympic gym, and Fabian Tucker from Sugar Olympic scored a unanimous decision over Seantonie Johnson from the St Thomas Boxing Club.last_img read more

Amer bails out Gilas Cadets in tough outing vs Ateneo

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) View comments Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Amer flourished in the pressure-packed situations, accounting for Gilas’ last eight points in the final two minutes and 12 seconds, to rescue his team from what could’ve been a humiliating loss.“The Gilas boys showed us some things about experience. Baser is maturing very quickly, he made big plays down the stretch and that’s what they brought him in to do,” Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’With the cadets protecting an 82-79 edge, Amer took matters into his own hands and buried a floater to stretch the lead to five with 29.1 seconds left before getting a steal and assist to Kiefer Ravena six seconds later to seal the game.“We just practiced yesterday. We were surprised because we’re still feeling each other’s games and our opponents were quick so coach just told us to focus,” said Amer in Filipino. Gilas Cadets in a huddle during their tune up against Ateneo on Tuesday. Photo by Mark GiongcoGilas cadets were looking for a good challenge from Ateneo and they had quite a scare instead.The Cadets got more than they bargained for as they needed end-game heroics from Baser Amer to escape Ateneo, 86-79, in a tuneup Tuesday at Moro Lorenzo Sports Complex.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings “We just needed to assert ourselves more because they may end up playing in the SEA Games instead of us if they beat us.”Unfazed, Ateneo even took a 53-48 lead early in the third quarter before the cadets imposed their might to regain control and take a 78-68 advantage with 5:29 remaining.The Blue Eagles, however, just won’t go away. Isaac Go cut Gilas’ lead down to three, 82-79, with 1:06 left.But the back-and-forth duel only served as the curtain raiser for the main event starring Amer.“It’s great to play with a guy like Baser Amer. You just dial his number when you need him,” Ravena said.ADVERTISEMENT St. Benilde overcomes 15-point deficit, slips past Mapua 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Getting Tougher to Convey Drugs to Clinics in Lofa

first_imgDue to deplorable conditions of bridges and steep rocky hills to the town of Fassavolu in Kolahun District, Lofa County, conveying of needed drugs to the health post continues to worsen by the day.The Daily Observer was informed recently by the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Fassavolu Community Clinic, Mr. Perrison Y. Flomo.OIC Flomo pointed out that owing to the proximity of the clinic to towns in Guinea, patients load has dramatically increased as the health post sometimes encounter shortages of essential drugs to meet the growing demands by citizens and foreign residents.Mr. Flomo also explained that due to the very nature of the road that leads to the location of the clinic, transferring critically-ill patients sometimes becomes an uphill task because they (patients) are most times left at the mercy of motorcyclists and non road worthy vehicles.Other challenges facing the clinic, OIC Flomo indicated the lack of space to accommodate out patients, bathrooms, latrines and reliable and clean water source.Toping those challenges are salaries and incentives deliveries, which he said delay.He also stated that other impediments being faced by the health outfit include and not limited to lack of transport and communication facilities such as two-way based radio for emergency cases with the referral hospital in Kolba City in Kolahun District.He further intimated that other constraints include lack of delivery and dressing sets, poor record system due to lack adequate medical supplies, no motivation, low salaries and insufficient prenatal care materials.The Fassavolu Community Clinic OIC was, however, quick to state that the MOHSW sometimes ago installed some reliable solar panels intended to enhance the medical services during night hours.Asked about diseases frequently diagnosed at the clinic, OIC Flomo intimated malaria, pneumonia, sexually transmitted infections and “high tension headache.”Commenting on the number of patients that come to the clinic daily, he stated that at least 35 to 37 sick persons are seen by the clinic’s staff.“If there are sufficient drugs at this clinic, we sometimes treat about 50 to 55 out patients everyday of each week at the Fassavolu Community in the Kolahun District,” OIC Flomo asserted.Throwing light on the birth statistics, OIC Flomo said in January 2013 six safe deliveries were carried out by staff and three were successfully done in February.He disclosed that clinic administration has undertaken the construction of another building on a self-help basis under the auspices of the citizens and residents’ support.He then appealed to the Government, support partners and non-governmental organizations to help with funds and materials such as cement, zinc, steel rods and planks.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A call for humility

first_imgDear Editor,“Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall” – Proverbs 16:18I sat as a Member of the National Assembly and I listened to the boastful statements – “Bring it On”, “Jagdeo’s Motion is of nuisance value”, “God is fighting for us” and “Pharoah you are rejected” – all utterances from the Government benches during the December 21, 2018 debate on the No Confidence Motion. The results were clear. The motion was validly carried.I participated as a member of the delegation of the Leader of the Opposition that subsequently met with President David Granger in January 2019. Again, I saw a display of pride and arrogance, an unwillingness to humble one’s self, refusal to accept the results of the NCM of December 2018 and comply with the provisions of Articles 106(6 and 7) of the Constitution of Guyana, the Supreme Law of the Land.As a citizen, I read in the print media, listened to the electronic media, and followed carefully on social media, comments emanating from then who ought to by now be former senior government functionaries, acting in a manner of being indispensible, irreplaceable and exuding a tone that suggested that they had a divine right to perpetually rule Guyana.In that mix of commentary was the loud and brazen damnation of all those who dared to oppose President Granger and his cabal, labeling such persons as evil and even likened them to the Anti-Christ. The daily quotations of “no weapons formed against us shall be able to prosper”, splurged many quotes in all media forms. Incidentally, there was no rebuke or call for sobriety from “Good Men”. The world is not the way it is because of bad people, but because of the inaction and silence of “Good Men”.The day when the matters were ruled upon by our learned Chief Justice, this brigade with a ‘holier than thou’ attitude castigated and made all kinds of spurious allegations in an attempt to traduce her integrity. This trend of falsely projecting an aura of themselves as good and can do no wrong, and others as evil and unworthy, was indeed a travesty and troubled developments that went unchecked. I wandered for Guyana during that period. Prideful politicians think they can get away with anything. When their policies fail and their misdeeds become public, they shift the blame or deny wrong doings and train wrecks. I cringe at this type of behavior and blind acceptance.The Guyana Court of Appeal’s majority decision that upheld all of the Chief Justice’s rulings save and except for what can be considered a majority of 65 in the National Assembly, was viewed by some as the Urban-middle-class ensuring their champion remains relevant. In my Budget Debate speech in 2015, I had described the APNU/AFC Coalition as an urban middle-class judo-Christian elite that has a façade of pseudo-spiritualism. Every wrongdoing that was highlighted by the opposition was excused, explained away and in some cases referred to as mere political propaganda. Even when hard-evidence was presented as in the cases of the drug bond scandal, Durban Park fiasco and US$18M signing bonus that was hidden from the knowledge of the Guyanese people and not even mentioned until almost two years later.Editor, I agonized having listened to our president denying he has done anything wrong even in the face of the decisions from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which stated that the unilateral appointment of the GECOM chairman by the President was unconstitutional and flawed. This ‘man of pride’ has been elevated now to the ‘prince of pride’ by his open unwillingness to even acknowledge that he is wrong by continuing to behave as if there was not a definitive ruling on this matter. Is this a declaration of infallibility? As a country we must first acknowledge wrongdoing. President Granger must be seen for who he truly is. His pride is obnoxious. He may be a good man, may I say, but certainly, a weak and reckless President. Truth needs no crutches. If it does, it’s a lie.I call upon all of Guyana to be enlightened and awakened to the reality that when one thinks that he can do no wrong, more wrongs will be done. It will be done to you, your children, and your children’s children. This authoritarian, totalitarian and velvet dictatorship must be halted and a way to do this is through the democratic process of free and fair elections.Mr Granger, you have been weighed in the balances and you have been found wanting. You have exhausted our Constitutional Courts, but now you are being judged at the mercies of the Court of Public Opinion.Yours sincerely,Bishop Juan A. EdghillPPP/C MPlast_img read more

132 buildings occupied, but only 26 occupant paying rent

first_imgGovt living quarters…SARA called in to help evict freeloadersBy Jarryl BryanThe Auditor General found in 2016 that out of 300 buildings owned by the Region Four Administration, 132 were occupied. However, only 26 of these occupants were actually paying rent, and the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has since been called in to assist in the eviction of those not paying rent.The matter came up before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday, and Regional Executive Officer Pauline Lucas was asked to account for the matter.The Auditor General had noted that occupants included individuals from Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and TOPCO.Committee Chairman Irfaan Ali observed that if the tables were turned, squatters would have been thrown out. He therefore expressed dissatisfaction with the situation.Lucas revealed that in addition to the guidance from the Auditor General’s findings, she asked SARA to get involved in the matter since last year.Committee Member Nigel Dharamlall made the observation that instead of going to the Attorney General, she approached SARA. He therefore questioned why the AG Chambers were not approached, as the entity with responsibility for legally defending the state.“SARA first came to me,” the REO replied. “SARA came to me for assistance. I needed assistance, and that is why I asked them. SARA came to examine some buildings in my region. They wanted a list of all the buildings, and I furnished them the information; and during the discussion, I asked for assistance.”But when Dharamlall asked for an update on SARA’s involvement, Lucas revealed that there has been no progress on the matter. She noted that there have been several instances when she discussed the matter with them.According to Civil Service Law, 2004 public service rules, “Government quarters provided to public servants as a condition of service, eg in the case of hospital staff where presence on a hospital compound may be required on a continuous basis, shall be free of rent.”It goes on to state that: “in lieu of quarters, a house allowance may, with the approval of the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Ministry, be granted to a public servant who is entitled to free quarters but for whom quarters are not available.”It is understood that for unfurnished quarters, an employee who does pay rent is required to pay 10 per cent of his or her salary, while the requirement for a furnished apartment is 12 per cent of that employee’s pay.When Auditor General Deodat Sharma flagged the issue in his report in 2016, he could not verify that they were entitled to rent free accommodation. He had therefore recommended “that the Regional Administration take steps to ensure all outstanding amounts for rent are collected and deposited into the Consolidated Fund.”last_img read more

Funding for Small Businesses

first_imgThe Province has announced a program to help small businesses recruit, train and retain employees. The Ministry of Small Business and Revenue will be selecting up to five proposals for an 18 month pilot program. Approximately 10 million dollars from the Labour Market Agreement will go towards the development of these projects on an annual basis. The programs eligible for funding include but are not limited to, those in support of skills training, ranging from training in basic skills, such as literacy and numeracy, to advanced skills training; on-the-job training and workplace-based skills upgrading.For more on the program visit this website www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/msbr/lma/- Advertisement –last_img

Explosion and Fire at Tervita Waste Facility near Mile 73

first_imgAt least one person has been taken to hospital with unknown injuries.Industrial Fire Fighting crews have been called into to help put out the fire.We will post more information as it becomes available.- Advertisement -If you have any information or pictures, email news@moosefm.calast_img

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE RADISSON BLU LETTERKENNY

first_imgJOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE RADISSON BLU LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 24th, 2015 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:Chef de PartiedonegalletterkennyRadisson Hotellast_img

GAA NEWS: MILFORD U16’S RECORD SUPERB WIN OVER MUFF

first_imgMilford GAA News:Donegal v Galway Tickets*Tickets for the Donegal v Galway game will be available for collection at the Clubhouse from 7pm on Thursday. *Donegal Ladies Win Ulster Final*Congratulations to the Donegal Senior Ladies team and management including our own Amber Barrett on their historic victory over Monaghan yesterday. Donegal won 2-12 to 1-10 to lift the Ulster title for first time, with Amber scoring a point from full forward. The Ladies now go on to play Armagh or Westmeath in the next round. Congratulations to all involved in what is a huge achievement. *Minors*Our Minors will take on Glenfin in a friendly on Friday evening at home at 7.30pm. The boys will play the winners of Red Hughs or Buncrana in the Division 2 Northern Semi Final on Friday July 31st.*Minor Ladies*Our Minor Ladies lost to neighbours Fanad Gaels at the weekend to make it two wins from the three games. The Ladies still have to play Gaoth Dobhair and Naomh Mhuire in the group stages*U16 Championship*CLG BnaG 5-19 Muff 2-4A rampant Na Galloglaigh side ran riot on Monday night against a hotly tipped Muff team in the U16 Championship. Playing 13-a-side in awful conditions seemed to suit the home side better who had some very strong runners and great movement up front. The boys were physically stronger in almost all areas of the pitch against a very young looking Muff side which had some very handy players and the scoreboard probably reflects harshly on them. In fairness, Na Galloglaigh were superb tonight and were very clinical in front of goal, registering only a handful of wides throughout. The victory puts the boys in a great position to progress from the group provided they pick something up from their remaining group games against MacCumhaills and Buncrana over the next 2 Monday nights. Team: Dane Dunworth, Andreas Afxentiou, Conor Coll, Peter Curran, Ronan Docherty, Oisin Doherty (0-2), Ryan Mcmahon (0-2), Connor Gormley (1-5), Niall Trearty (0-1), Conor Mc Hugh (0-2), Ryan Spike Flood (2-1), Shane McNamee (2-2), Ryan Toye (0-3). Subs: Darragh Greene (0-1) and Jamie-Lee Blaney for Flood and Trearty (HT), Luke Serrinha for Doherty (41m), Oisín Bradley for McNamee (45m), Adrian Gallagher for Toye (48m)*U16 Ladies*Letterkenny Gaels v CLG BnaGLetterkenny, Tuesday @ 5.30pmOur U16 Ladies continue their Championship campaign with an away match against Letterkenny Gaels this evening. All support greatly appreciated. *Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 3-11-16-20. No jackpot winner, 7 match 3 winners, win €10 each. Jimmy Friel, Cathal McHugh, SP Barrett, Eddie McClay, Joe & Marian McNulty, Nigel Black, Trisha Nulty. Next weeks Jackpot is €780. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Training Schedules*Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2015 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2015 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw *Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD U16’S RECORD SUPERB WIN OVER MUFF was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sportlast_img read more