Thrilling win puts JC in Super Cup final – St George’s beat St Jago to book spot

first_imgDefending ISSA-FLOW Super Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) stung Wolmer’s Boys’ 2-0 and sent them packing from the semi-finals at Sabina Park yesterday. In the second semi-final, at the same venue, St George’s College beat St Jago 3-1, and will meet JC in the final. In the opening game, JC went ahead courtesy of a first-half wonder strike from Tyreek Magee, who whistled a shot into the right corner and past the outstretched arm of Shamar Jamieson in goal, in the 32nd minute. Chances came and went in the open, attacking game, and the first-half closed with a 1-0 advantage to JC. With the confidence of champions on their side, JC attacked the second-half immediately on resumption and were denied by Jamieson again and again. Their second goal, though coming in extra time, knocked the wind from a less-clinical Wolmer’s after Jahvain Russell pounced on the rebound from a powerfully hit shot by Donovan Segree in the 94th minute. It was the first time Wolmer’s were conceding two goals this season and it came against the same JC team, which they eliminated in the Walker Cup KO recently. Meanwhile, Wolmer’s will be blaming Rivaldo English, who got a glorious equalising opportunity from Alphanso Gooden, with a delightful chip into the box, which English failed to put away with some 70 plus minutes gone in the contest. He cut a JC defender, but struck his shot straight into the legs of goalkeeper Jahmali Waite, much to the amazement of the stunned Sabina Park crowd, who, by then, were at inaudible decibels of cheering as if to signal game over for Wolmer’s and victory for JC. Allando Brown, the JC captain, said: “I feel really great. The team came out and fought to the end. We got two goals. Lovely! “As I said before, no team will beat Jamaica College twice in a tournament, so we came out and showed Wolmer’s who the champions are,” the never-say-die skipper told The Sunday Gleaner. Their head coach, Miguel Coley, said: “Tactically, it was a good game. We just have to keep the ball in front more. We have some good players, we are still working on getting that clinical striker, but it was a total team effort as Wolmer’s threw everything forward and we were able to capitalise and keep the game.” Vassell Reynolds, Wolmer’s head coach, called it a “tough loss”. “We gave them too much room to operate in the first-half. “We created a number of easy chances and we were left to rue those chances.” GREAT FEELINGlast_img read more

Most Drastic Fight So Far against Ebola Scourge–but Troubling Questions Remain

first_imgThe schools are closed indefinitely; civil servants on a compulsory 30-day leave; communities ordered quarantined; and citizens are mandated to stay away from entertainment centers.  In addition to all of these, the Liberian government has pledged US$5 million to fight the Ebola scourge; and the President has cancelled her trip to Washington, D.C. for President Obama’s African Summit.These are not only sweeping but also extraordinary measures, compared to the actions the other nations affected by Ebola have so taken to fight this deadly disease.   It was only on Friday that Sierra Leone declared a state of Emergency, several days after Liberia’s.Announcing these drastic, stringent measures in her Address to the Nation last Wednesday evening, President Ellen Johnson said the Ebola virus is spreading rapidly through the country killing more and more people.The strategy of the Anti-Ebola Task Force, which she chairs, she said, is “to care for the afflicted with the goal of “no new cases.”But O the Liberian people! Despite all of these moves, the Liberian people are still acting foolishly, recklessly, irresponsibly and dangerously.   Barely three days ago in Neezo, very near the densely populated Paynesville Red Light area, a woman, suspected of the Ebola virus, was rushed to the hospital and died in the taxi en route.  Her accompanying relatives brought her back to the house in Neezo and hurriedly buried her. When health workers were alerted, they rushed to the home and asked for the body to be properly disposed of according to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare(MOH) regulations.  But the family refused to surrender the body.  The health workers left in disappointment, vowing not to return.  That same night two other family members of the same household were found dead in separate rooms.   When the Health workers failed to show up for the two bodies, the neighbors set up road blocks demanding the turn of the health workers to properly bury the bodies.The same thing happened in another part of the country that very week when, following the Ebola deaths of several persons, an NGO ambulance went to retrieve the bodies and were not only turned back, but the ambulance was overturned and its windshield smashed.In the wake of this terrible emergency throughout the country, the government is trying to play its role, but if the people do not cooperate, the epidemic will spread out of control and the lives of ALL the people will be in jeopardy.Most unfortunately, though, the government has itself to blame for this crisis of confidence.  Today’s lead story about the government’s total mishandling of Ebola bodies, including burying them in shallow graves and on the banks of rivers and streams used by thousands of Liberians for drinking, bathing and cooking water speaks volumes of the Liberian government’s ineptitude bordering on down right wickedness.How does a government bury such dangerously infectious bodies on private property?The President and her Ministers of Health and Social Welfare have some very serious questions to answer this morning.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cummings Endorses Sulunteh for Bong Senator Come 2020

first_img“Amb. Jeremiah C. Sulunteh (pictured), Liberia’s former ambassador to the United States, is an astute personality, who has the pedigree to deliver the county,” Cummings said.Alexander Benedict Cummings, opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) political leader, on Sunday, May 5, 2019, endorsed Ambassador Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, his former vice running mate, as the party’s candidate for Bong County for the 2020 senatorial election.At a mass gathering in Totota, Cummings informed ANC partisans and supporters that his decision to endorse Amb. Sulunteh as the ANC candidate is due to his wealth of experience, integrity and vision to push the county’s development agenda if elected to the Senate.“Amb. Sulunteh’s background is virtually spotless, and has truly lived with integrity and honesty couple with his blameless leadership style, his ability to work with others, and his respect for everybody is what compelled me to support him in the upcoming senatorial election,” Mr. Cummings declared as the crowd clapped for a long interval.With such endorsement, Mr. Cummings pleaded with the people of Bong County to rally and support Sulunteh to work alongside Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa in the senate, if elected, to promote reconciliation, education and development programs in the county.“Amb. Sulunteh, Liberia’s former ambassador to the United States, is an astute personality, who has the pedigree to deliver the county,” Cummings said.“I repose implicit trust and confidence in Amb. Sulunteh’s proven ability and competence to ably represent the people of Bong County, and the ANC at the senate,” Cummings told residents in Totota and Salala.He informed his audience that the ANC and its auxiliaries will visit every corner of the county to enlighten residents the reason why they should elect Amb. Sulunteh as their senator come October, 2020.Amb. Sulunteh’s endorsement comes just a day after he declared his intention in Gbarnga to contest the 2020 senatorial election to replace Henry W. Yallah, the incumbent.The former Liberian envoy told the Daily Observer that he reached the decision to contest the pending senatorial election having consulted his people in every part of the county.In the 2017 presidential and legislative elections, Sulunteh was contested as running mate to Mr. Cummings, but in that elections, the ANC took third place in Bong County.Recently, Amb. Sulunteh made available 250 gallons of fuel to Phebe Hospital as part of efforts to help the hospital mitigate its present electricity crisis.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chase, South Ruimveldt advance to ExxonMobil Under-14 league final

first_imgThe place to be on Saturday, July 21 is the Ministry of Education Ground, Carifesta Avenue, as the finale of the ExxonMobil/Petra Under-14 football league is sure to be a thriller.Over the past month, students from all across the coast of Guyana gathered to showcase their footballing talents and now they’re almost at the end of a splendid competition.After the conclusion of Tuesday’s semi-final action, it was guaranteed that the final would be even better.In the female semis showcasing South Ruimveldt Secondary and East Ruimveldt Secondary, a series of unfortunate events and indiscipline guided the course of theA glimpse of the semi-final actionmatch-up.Owing to late arrivals, the match-up was delayed for more than an hour and as such, the players seemed to have lost their motivation. An ecstatic East Ruimveldt were up 1-0 thanks to a successful penalty.But South Ruimveldt soon got their cut of the pie with a penalty of their own resulting from a “hands” foul inside the box. The rest of the half elapsed quietly. Misunderstandings in the East Ruimveldt camp seem to shift their momentum and focus and South took full advantage.Exhibiting some top-class dribbling and passes, South secured eight more goals in quick succession, sealing their spot as one of, if not the best in the competition.While the girls carried on, the two male teams warmed up on the other half of the field and as such, their adrenaline was at the highest for their match-up.The young men of Chase Academy and Buxton Youth Developers were running like horses from the get-go, but it was the former who secured the first goal.However, Buxton soon equalised with a beauty of their own. The equaliser onlyEast Ruimveldt’s goalkeeper watches on as South Ruimveldt sink yet another goalproved to add more action to the already scintillating match-up. Chase Academy secured another slick goal, which put them in the driver’s seat. Although Buxton had many chances at connecting with the net, none were followed through giving Chase the advantage. The boys from Chase added another goal to their tally in the second half to book their spot in Saturday’s final.On the male side, Chase’s Academy will face off with North Ruimveldt Multilateral while Charlestown Secondary will battle with South Ruimveldt Secondary in the girls’ section.last_img read more

Juventus considering shock £20million swoop for Liverpool striker

first_img1 Christian Benteke Juventus are keeping tabs on Liverpool striker Christian Benteke, according to reports in Italy.The Belgian forward has failed to rediscover the form he produced at Aston Villa last season, which did enough to persuade Liverpool into buying him for £32.5m.Benteke has managed just eight goals in 35 appearances for the Merseysiders this term and is now behind the likes of Divock Origi, Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge in the striking pecking order.According to Calcio Mercato, Juventus are aware that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could put Benteke up for sale this summer as he plans a major reshuffle of his squad.Liverpool will want to recoup at least half of the fee they paid Villa last summer and it is understood the Italian club are prepared to shell out around £20m for the 25-year-old.last_img read more

California environmentalists oppose Bush plan to sell forest land

first_imgEnvironmental groups sharply criticized the Bush administration’s proposal to sell up to 85,000 acres of national forests in California to pay for rural schools, saying the loss of protected land in an already crowded state would be devastating. California would lose the most acreage of any state under the plan, which calls for the sale of more than 300,000 acres in 34 states. The list includes up to 500 parcels in 16 national forests located across the Golden State, with the Central Valley and Northern California potentially losing the most open space. The plan also lists possible, smaller, sales in seven national forests in Southern California, including the Los Padres, Angeles and San Bernardino forests. The proposal would help raise $800 million over the next five years to pay for schools and roads in rural counties hurt by logging cutbacks on federal land. The Bureau of Land Management also plans to sell federal lands to raise an estimated $250 million over five years. In California, environmentalists and politicians decried the plan, saying the state can’t afford to lose more public land, particularly in crowded metropolitan areas such as the Riverside-San Bernardino area and the Central Coast. “The urban population in Ventura County and the surrounding area is skyrocketing and the infusion of people in the national forest is just increasing,” said Alan Sanders, conservation chair of the Los Padres Chapter of the Sierra Club. The list includes four possible parcels from the Los Padres National Forest, which straddles Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, for a total of 430 acres. “The idea that you would start selling off parcels and have people build residences and industrial uses in areas that aren’t getting enough protection right now is just wrong,” he said. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called the proposal “a terrible idea based on a misguided sense of priorities.” “California’s remaining wildlands are diminishing at a rapid rate, and we need, at the very least, to keep what we have, not to sell them off to the highest bidder,” she said in a statement. Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey, who directs U.S. forest policy, said the parcels to be sold are isolated, expensive to manage or no longer meet the needs of the 193 million-acre national forest system. Fewer than 200,000 of the 309,000 acres identified Friday are likely to be sold, Rey said. “Every acre is precious,” said Carl Holguin, a spokesman with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service in Vallejo. “But some of these are parcels that have been identified as surplus to our long-term management objectives.” That’s no consolation to Lynn Adler, who runs the Sacramento-based Mountain Lion Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving open space for the big cats. She says each mountain lion needs 100 acres of space – about the amount of acreage that’s proposed for sale in the Angeles National Forest. FOR MORE INFORMATION Forest Service plan, list of proposed parcels in 34 states: http://www.fs.fed.us/land/staff/rural_schools.shtml AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST DONEGAL’S CLASH WITH TYRONE

first_imgST EUNAN’S CLUB NEWS: Donegal will take on Tyrone in the Dr. McKenna Cup in O’Donnell Park this Sunday, January 5th with a 2pm throw-in. Please note the following:Only Official Cars will be granted access to O’Donnell Park, so please make arrangements to park elsewhere or get dropped out.All available stewards are asked to contact Charlie McAteer to confirm their availability asap (only those that have signed up to steward will be granted access to the ground). Text him your name to 087-2668633 or e-mail: charlesmaca@eircom.net. Please be at the ground no later than 12:30pm. We need approx.. 25 – 30 stewards. This week’s Lotto Results:Winning numbers. 9,11,15,167 x match 3 winners each getting €15Donal Carr, 49 Cill Greene, Lismonaghan Paddy Mc TeagueMichael LeechMichael O’Malley, LisnennanNeil Gallagher , c/o Glenswilly GAA ClubPatrick Mc Ginley, c/o Macs Mace, High Road (All sold by Adrian) and Rosemary Hannigan, Lismonaghan – cardNext week’s jackpot is €1,050GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST DONEGAL’S CLASH WITH TYRONE was last modified: December 31st, 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:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST DONEGAL’S CLASH WITH TYRONElast_img read more

‘Sack Rodgers? There’s no one who could do a better job for Celtic’

first_imgAlan Brazil has given his backing to Brendan Rodgers, insisting he is not at fault for Celtic’s Champions League failure and is the best manager the club could wish for.For the first time since Rodgers’ appointment at Parkhead in 2016, Celtic failed to reach the group stages of Europe’s elite competition after losing 3-2 on aggregate to AEK Athens in the third qualifying round. 1 Celtic will play in the Europa League this season “How can people want him sacked!? He was a hero six weeks ago!” Alan Brazil has a message for the #CelticFC fans who have called for Brendan Rodgers to lose his job following the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League 😡 pic.twitter.com/KTWyzdUiFI— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) August 15, 2018 It is a bitter disappointment for the club but, with the board having failed to back Rodgers in the transfer market over the summer, Brazil says the finger of blame should not be pointed at the Northern Irishman.The former Scotland striker and talkSPORT presenter, a lifelong Celtic fan, said on his Sports Breakfast show: “Sack him? He was a hero six weeks ago.“Celtic are hopefully heading to ten [league titles] in a row. What is the point of having a go at Brendan?“Who is going to come in and do a better job than Brendan?“I am disappointed the club didn’t invest. They should have given him a bit of money to buy a couple of players.“Boyata didn’t help after his excellent run at the World Cup with Belgium. He didn’t want to play so he didn’t travel – that was bang out of order.“You just can’t point the finger at Brendan… This is the wrong time to be on Brendan and Celtic’s back.”last_img read more

GAA: CAVAN GET NEW MANAGER AHEAD OF DONEGAL CLASH

first_imgCAVAN will have a new manager in charge when they play Donegal in the Ulster SFC opener next month.Terry Hyland succeeds Val Andrews following his resignation last week.Andrews stepped down from the position amid reports that players voted in favour of a change of management. Hyland’s name was put forward at a specially convened committee meeting and he received the unanimous backing of the club delegates, while Anthony Forde will take over as team trainer and selector.Hyland, who has been appointed on a four-year term, has led two successive Cavan U-21 sides to back-to-back Ulster titles and he will take charge of the Breffni men when the take on Roscommon in Saturday’s Under-21 All-Ireland semi-final.His first game in charge of the senior side will be the Ulster SFC preliminary round clash with Donegal on May 20.“This brings to an end a difficult week for the county. The chairman, officers and board congratulate Terry & Anthony and wish them every good luck as the commence preparation for Cavan’s USFC game with Donegal on the 20th of May,” a statement from the Cavan County Board read. GAA: CAVAN GET NEW MANAGER AHEAD OF DONEGAL CLASH was last modified: April 18th, 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)last_img read more

Rory Gallagher has been appointed the new Fermanagh manager

first_imgRory Gallagher has been confirmed as the new Fermanagh senior team manager tonight.Six weeks to the day from Gallagher announced that he was stepping down as the Donegal manager, the Belleek man has been appointed as manager of his native Fermanagh.A Fermanagh county committee meeting gave Gallagher – who was also linked to a role in the Down management – the seal of approval and it is understood that ex-Tyrone defender Ryan McMenamin is to be part of his ticket. Gallagher met recently with high-ranking Fermanagh officials recently and was open to a shock return to his home county.Gallagher was in-and-out of the Fermanagh squad from 1996-2010.He left Fermanagh in 2002 and missed out on their famous run to an All-Ireland semi-final in 2004.During his time away from Fermanagh, he lined out for Cavan. He played briefly for Fermanagh again in 2010, but in 2011 he began his association with Donegal.He was coach in 2011, 2012 and 2013, when Donegal won an All-Ireland and two Ulster SFC titles. After Jim McGuinness stepped down at the end of the 2014 season, Gallagher was appointed as his successor.Rory Gallagher has been appointed the new Fermanagh manager was last modified: September 16th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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