Reid optimistic about beach soccer draw

first_imgCaptain Andre Reid says that Jamaica’s Beach Soccer team got what he describes as a good draw ahead of its CONCACAF Beach Football Championship in February.The Jamaicans have been drawn in Group A with hosts Bahamas, Belize, and Guyana, and Reid says that he and his teammates have the advantage of being familiar with these teams from playing them in the past.”We played Belize in qualifying and we won that game,” he says.”Guyana is a team we played already in a competition in Trinidad. We beat that team also, but it’s a pretty young team from about two years ago. So we know they’re supposed to be coming with something different this time around.”Bahamas should be a really good game. We played them about three or four times overall. They have only ever beaten us once. This was in the last qualifiers. We went there a couple years ago when they were opening their stadium. We beat them there – we beat them all over the place – but in the last qualifier, they beat us, so this should be a really good game for us.MANAGEABLE GROUPReid continued: “But the group is a very good group, and, trust me, we can manage this group. We should definitely go through in this group. We are Jamaicans – [we have a] never-say-die attitude.”Reid says that despite not being in training, he always warns his teammates to do their own training whenever they can to keep sharp, focused, and mentally ready before the team is called together.”It’s the little things you do on your own that make you a better player,” he says.Reid says that he is expecting the team of 30 to be called by head coach Andrew Price by the end of the week and he says that Price will have a few tough choices to make.”It’s harder to pick beach soccer players from the normal grass players because with beach soccer, you need players with good-quality balance. But he’s working on naming a squad this week, though. You should hear something soon.”Jamaica’s first game in the championship takes place on February 20 against Belize.The champion and the runner-up of the competition will join host Bahamas as the three CONCACAF teams at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in April.- R.P.last_img read more

Sparring partner expects to see ‘vintage’ Pacquiao vs Matthysse

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ “I’m knocking this guy out with bad intentions,” Kambosos told Filipino reporters.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 “Come Sunday you’ll see a vintage Manny Pacquiao,” Kambosos said on Wednesday. “Manny sparred for about 100 rounds. We trained smart and we trained hard so he’s ready to go.”Pacquiao hasn’t fought since yielding the WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn in a controversial decision a year ago in Brisbane, Australia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Kambosos, whose first call-up to join Pacquiao’s camp as a sparring partner was last year when he helped the eight-division champion prepare for the Horn fight, is featured in the undercard of the Pacquiao-Matthysse headliner.The 25-year-old Australian lightweight contender is facing a Filipino in JR Magboo in an eight-rounder in a bout that he believes won’t last long. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Air Force dethrones Cignal for PVL men’s title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Pacquiao’s sparring partner George Kambosos Jr. Photo from Mark GiongcoKUALA LUMPUR — George Kambosos Jr. said the old, deadly version of Manny Pacquiao will finally show up against Lucas Matthysse on July 15.Kambosos had seen it first hand after sparring with Pacquiao for at least 50 rounds throughout the Filipino ring icon’s training camp for his duel with Matthysse.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Gov’t Displays Delay Posture in South Korean US$247,500 Theft Case

first_imgDrama unfolded on Wednesday, August 27, at Criminal Court ‘C’ when government lawyers could not continue with a US$247,500 theft case levied against them by some South Korean’s businessmen, claiming “technical problems.”Initially, the party’s lawyers  were informed through a  notice of assignment to appear before the court  yesterday to proceed with  “a Motion for Return of Property  and Illegally Seized” filed by lawyers representing the interest of  the Korean businessmen against  officers of the National Security Agency (NSA).It all started when Judge Yussif Kaba called for the start of the case.  The only government lawyer that was seated in the courtroom stood and informed the court that he had a submission to spread on it (court) records.When he was given the chance to speak yesterday, the lawyer said, “We pray, Your Honor,  for continuance of the matter because of some technical problems beyond our control  have prevented us from filing our resistance to the motion.”He added, “Therefore, we plead with you to postpone the matter to August 28 to afford us the opportunity to adequately prepare ourselves to address the issue.”Following the lawyer’s  submission, Judge Yussif Kaba granted the government postponement of the matter by saying “The essence of a trial being to ensure that justice is done and in order to affect the justice, all of the parties are given the opportunity to adequately represent their clients’ interest in the matter.”He went on to announce, “This Court hereby reluctantly grants the prayer contained in the application of the respondent (government). This matter is therefore hereby reassigned to August 28 at 10:30 a.m.  The matter is hereby suspended.”In their motion filed on behalf of the South Korea businessmen, Park Jung Dai, the attorney –in-fact claimed that on July 8, 2014 at about 1:30 p.m. a group of officers of the National Security Agency (NSA) entered their premises of City Guest House on the Old Road in Sinkor and illegally seized their business money in the amount of US$247,500 without due process of law.In the document, they alleged that the NSA officers without any warrant of search and seizure as required by law and in total violation of the rights under the Constitution.   They further argued that the said money was illegally seized from them that had been transferred from their home in South Korea to the International Bank in Monrovia and on July 8, 2014.According to them, they withdrew said amount from the bank to transact business in the country.Immediately upon receipt of the amount from the bank,  they preceded to their Old Road Guest House where the security followed them and took possession of the money and other valuable properties.They named some of the properties seized by the NSA as gas torch, melting dish, two packs of chemicals for testing, gold, an electric gold scale, two pocket wallets containing credit cards and important call cards. The case is due to continue today, August 28.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Prices, inflation higher than expected

first_img“We got a nasty little surprise from the health care sector,” said David Wyss, chief economist at Standard & Poor’s in New York. “This is definitely a worrisome inflation report.” Analysts said many insurance plans overhaul their reimbursement schedules in January but the concern would be if the sharp increases continue in coming months.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The January performance was held back by further weakness in the ailing housing and auto industries. Economists said that the worse-than-expected news on inflation and future growth prospects was certain to get the attention of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues. For January, energy prices dropped by 1.5 percent, but food prices were up 0.7 percent, the biggest rise since the spring of 2005, as the cost of dairy products, fruits and vegetables all showed big gains. The cost of medical care shot up 0.8 percent, the biggest increase in more than 15 years, reflecting higher costs for prescription drugs and doctor services, which were rising in January at the fastest clip in 25 years. Airline tickets jumped by 2.1 percent, the biggest gain since November 2004. The cost of tobacco products rose by 3.1 percent, the largest increase in 4 years. WASHINGTON – Consumer prices increased at a faster pace than expected in January while a gauge of future economic activity posted a tiny increase, raising concerns about inflation and future growth. The Consumer Price Index was up 0.2 percent in January as a big drop in energy prices only partially offset sizable increases in the cost of medical care, food, airline tickets and tobacco, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food components, rose 0.3 percent, the biggest one-month gain in seven months. Both figures were higher than economists had been expecting. In other economic news, the Conference Board’s index of leading economic indicators edged up a tiny 0.1 percent in January, far below the 0.6 percent December increase. last_img read more

Mariah goes a little bit country

first_imgMariah Carey turned some heads in Nashville while filming scenes for the upcoming movie “Tennessee.” The diva is playing an aspiring country singer who flees her controlling husband in New Mexico by moving to Nashville with two brothers. Last week, she sang at the downtown honky-tonk Second Fiddle. She co-wrote “Right To Dream” with Willie Nelson and performed it with Nelson’s harmonica player, Mickey Raphael. “People were weeping on the crew when she sang it,” director Aaron Woodley told The Tennessean. “It’s very moving, especially in the context of the film and her character.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

PRESIDENT OF LYIT STUDENT’S UNION SLAMS NEW LOAN SCHEME

first_imgThe President of the LYIT Student’s Union has criticised the new proposed loan scheme for students. Dylan McGowan said it is unreasonable and will deter students from applying to college.“Irish college fees are already the second highest in Europe. Students are looking abroad to countries like Germany, Denmark and Norway, where education is free.” McGowan said,“Under this new proposed loan scheme, college graduates could face loan repayments in the region of €25 a week over a 15-year period under major reforms to third-level funding proposed in a Government-commissioned report.” A draft report recommends the introduction of a new income-contingent loan system for graduates, increased maintenance grants for students from low income families and a greater contribution from both the State and employers.The findings are contained in a confidential 70-page draft report entitled Funding Irish Higher Education: A Virtuous Circle of Investment, Quality and Verification.USI said that an already broken loan system will only further fracture the structure of the Irish education system.“This would represent a real increase of €7,500 in fees for third level. It is unreasonable to think an increase in the current fee levels should be part of addressing third level funding. We need to look at the stakeholders who aren’t making the contribution they should be.” McGowan added “Irish college fees are already the second highest in Europe. In supposed times of recovery, 30,000 people have already emigrated from Ireland this year alone. The federal 3rd level loan system did not work in Australia, the UK or the USA. It would be impractical and illogical to introduce an already broken loan scheme to Ireland.”LYIT Students Union said this loan system will only push people further away and outlined that other countries in Europe offer better pay and lower registration fees, making the cost of education cheaper abroad.PRESIDENT OF LYIT STUDENT’S UNION SLAMS NEW LOAN SCHEME was last modified: December 14th, 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)last_img read more

GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgLotto NumbersThis weeks Lotto Numbers were 13-17-22-23. No jackpot winner. No match three. Two winners drawn, Conal McFadden Milford and Patsy Gallagher Ballyare get €35 each. Next weeks jackpot is €4,660.Senior Men Junior Championship Semi-FinalMilford 0-7 Downings 0-7As expected it was a tight and cagey affair played in a damp day in Termon. It took a Caolan Mc Gettigan free deep into injury time to tie the game up and force a replay. It was a game lacking in tempo and excitement for most of the game and at half time Milford, backed by a decent breeze, went in 0-5 to 0-2 points up. The second half was much the same as Milford held their lead up until the last ten minutes as Downings struggled to break down Milford’s defence. Downings went into the lead right on the 60th minute but deep into injury time Milford won the ball in midfield before Pauric Curley’s run up the field resulted in a free that McGettigan tapped over. That was the last piece of action in the game as the referee blew the final whistle immediately after. Keep an eye on website and facebook page for details of replay.Ladies Junior Championship FinalMilford 7-8  St. Nauls 3-8The ladies team brought the cup on a tour of the parish on Saturday evening as they brought home their second piece of silverware this season. In front of great support they totally dominated the game and put on a performance that will live long in the memory of those there to witness it. This is the fourth final the girls have been involved in in the last two years, winning all four of them. The next step now for the girls is the Ulster championship and they will play host to the Antrim champions in early October. It was great to see such a big crowd from the club at the game and the girls really appreciated it.Under 16 GirlsThe under 16 girls had a great win away to MacCumhails on Monday evening. They now play Glenties at home on Thursday with the winners of that game qualifying for the county semi-final on Saturday. Best of luck to the girls and hopefully they can continue on where the senior ladies left off. GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Kevin Nolan sacked by Notts County with Magpies bottom of League Two

first_img County lost in the League Two play-offs last season Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship ROUND-UP Nolan has been dismissed from his role as Notts County manager Orient chief gives update on manager search after ‘unfortunate’ Fletcher sacking Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer CONFUSION Kevin Nolan has been sacked by Notts County, the League Two club have confirmed.Nolan leaves Meadow Lane with the Magpies bottom of the division, having picked up just one point from their opening five matches. ‘close’ goalless “While the beginning of our 2018-19 campaign has been bitterly disappointing, the board and I believe results and performances throughout 2018 have not been good enough overall.“The last eight months have seen us win only eight of our 28 Sky Bet League Two matches, a run which saw us surrender our position in the automatic promotion places before suffering defeat in the play-off semi-finals.“Our away form has also been a continuing concern, with only two league victories recorded on the road since the turn of the year.“Ultimately, a continuation of this form would not allow us to meet our targets for the season and, having conceded 16 goals in our last five matches and being without a win in our last 10 competitive games, we feel now is the time to move forward with a new manager at the helm.“Everybody knows of my desire to restore the fortunes of the world’s oldest Football League club and I have invested substantial monies to strengthen our playing squad in the summer. Macclesfield set for further EFL sanctions after Plymouth match is called off REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off impact GREAT NEWS 2 stalemate Getty Former Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham star Nolan first joined County in January 2017, helping them avoid relegation from the EFL despite arriving on the back of run of 10 straight defeats.He penned a new three-year contract in September of that year, having started the 2017/18 season in fine form, though they eventually fell out the automatic promotion places and ended the season in the play-offs; County were defeated in the semi-finals by Coventry, who went on to beat Exeter in the final and win promotion to League One.Nolan’s side then went on to start this campaign on a dreadful run, with four defeats and a draw in their five matches, and he has been shown the door following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of league leaders Lincoln City.Alan Hardy, the Notts County chairman, said: “This is a decision we’ve made with the best interests of Notts County at heart. EFL result Latest EFL news 2 “Our supporters have responded magnificently by turning out in their droves but, unfortunately, their efforts have not been backed up by performances on the pitch.“This club will nevertheless always owe Kevin a huge debt of gratitude for his work in saving us from relegation from the EFL when I first arrived in January 2017.“It was a truly remarkable turnaround and we wish him and his team every success in the future.”last_img read more

GARDAÍ ISSUE WARNING AFTER STRANGER MAKES SUSPICIOUS APPROACH TO CHILDREN

first_imgDONEGAL Gardaí are appealing for information after two incidents in which a suspected pervert approached children in the county.Both incidents took place in Inishowen earlier this week and whilst Gardaí say they don’t want to create any undue alarm, they do want public help in their investigation.The first incident took place between 3.30pm and 5pm on Monday in Bridgend. Gardaí say a man in a small, silver or grey car is reported to have approached children in the border village.Around 7pm a man in the same car or similar car made an approach to children in Mulberry Avenue in Buncrana.It’s understood the children in both cases were primary school children.Anyone with information on these incidents or other incidents should call Buncrana Garda Station on 074 932 0540 or on the Garda Confidential Line, 1800666111.  GARDAÍ ISSUE WARNING AFTER STRANGER MAKES SUSPICIOUS APPROACH TO CHILDREN was last modified: October 3rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:alertbridgendbuncranachildrenGardailast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: TWO IRISH ARMY SOLDIERS ARRESTED IN PIPE BOMB PROBE

first_imgBREAKING Exclusive: ARMED Gardai have arrested two Defence Forces personnel in relation to dissident terrorist activity and the discovery of a pipe bomb in Co Donegal.The serving soldiers were arrested in Donegal, who are aged in their late 20s and early 30s, are being held at Buncrana Garda station.The move by Gardai came less than 24 hours after a viable pipe bomb was discovered at premises in Burnfoot. Officers sealed off that scene yesterday after a tip-off.The soldiers are being questioned about that incident.They are also being quizzed about alleged links to a dissident republican group in Derry.It’s understood the Defence Forces have been assisting Gardai with their investigations in recent weeks, amid allegations the two men have dissident contacts across the Border. The pipe bomb investigation is also linked to the discovery of a similar device at Letterkenny Garda Station last year.Forensic experts are examining the device found yesterday for similarities to that bomb.It’s understood the arrests came today as part of fast-moving Garda investigation. BREAKING NEWS: TWO IRISH ARMY SOLDIERS ARRESTED IN PIPE BOMB PROBE was last modified: February 19th, 2014 by John2Share 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:armed gardaiarrestsDefence forcesdonegalpipe bombREVEALED: BUNCRANA ‘PIPE BOMB’ WAS PACKED WITH NAILSlast_img read more