Arnett looking to make most of Carib Club champs

first_imgJamaican football clubs have made it no secret that participating in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship is a very tall demand in terms of expenses.In 2014, the same problem resulted in Waterhouse missing the tournament’s second round, while last season Montego Bay United, in their tournament debut, also expressed difficulties in meeting the financial requirements to compete in the regional tournament.However, both clubs agree that the exposure, experience and other benefits are priceless.Arnett Gardens Football Club president, Patrick Roberts, whose club is currently in the Dominican Republic to contest Group Four of the first round, share similar sentiments.”It’s (preparation) not difficult to organise. What is difficult is getting the resources. When you have resources there is no difficulty, but the difficult part is to get the resources you need,” Richards said.”You want to carry additional players but you can’t, you have to limit the players because of the resources, because just fares for a trip of this nature go into three to four millions. But we have an obligation and wherever the slack is we have to make it up. But it was difficult,” he said.Roberts explained that when they assessed everything, the opportunities and benefits were too enormous for them to miss the event.”The benefit is exposure for the players, so hopefully someone watching the game will like your players and make contact. It also gives the players a different level of preparation, because we are at the back end of our season so it helps the players to prepare for international competition.”It is a different approach, but that is the route we have to go, we have to go and see what these teams are made of. We have not known them or what type of football they play,” he noted.”Expectations are high. For most of the players this is their first experience at this level and they are definitely anticipating it. They want to take it to the next level and go as far as they can in the region,” he said.Arnett will play in Group Four of the tournament at the Estadio Felix Sanchez in Santo Domingo, from March 2 to 6.They play their opening game against Haitian club America Des Cayes tomorrow, then face Notch of Suriname of Friday, before wrapping up their fixtures against Atletico Pantoja on Sunday.last_img read more

Knee woes: Steph, Kyrie not expected back until playoffs

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, right, warms up with assistant coach Bruce Fraser before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Oakland, Calif., Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)The NBA playoffs start in three weeks. Whether Boston’s Kyrie Irving and Golden State’s Stephen Curry will be ready when the postseason starts seems doubtful, at best.The Celtics said that Irving will need at least three and possibly as many as six weeks to recover from a procedure performed to relieve irritation on his left knee Saturday, that news coming almost simultaneously with the word that Curry has a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In the short term, it would seem like being without Irving and Curry for the final games of the regular season won’t have a pronounced effect on either club. Boston is fairly well locked into the No. 2 spot behind Toronto in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and Golden State will almost certainly finish No. 2 in the Western Conference behind Houston.Curry got hurt when teammate JaVale McGee fell awkwardly into him.“I think JaVale probably felt bad last night because he was involved even though it was a total fluke, an accident,” Kerr said.Heading into Saturday’s games, Golden State was four games behind first-place Houston in the West and 10 ahead of third-place Portland. Boston trailed East-leading Toronto by 4 ½ games and six ahead of Cleveland.If Irving needs six weeks, that would mean the Celtics — a team that has been dealing with injury issues since the first quarter of the first game of the season, when Hayward was lost for the year — would need to get through the entire first round without their best player. Irving’s procedure was to remove a wire in his surgically repaired kneecap, since that wire was irritating a tendon and apparently causing soreness.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “It’s tough when you lose anybody, especially multiple guys,” Boston’s Jayson Tatum told Celtics.com. “We’re just going to have to try to figure it out and figure out how to win games.”The Warriors have also been dealing with multiple injuries. Curry had ankle issues before the knee injury, and the reigning champions have also been playing of late without Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.Green is expected to return Sunday, and Durant’s return is likely this week. Thompson should play again before the end of the regular season.And the Warriors have been through this drill before, including last season when Durant suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain — ironically, the same injury that Curry is dealing with now.Durant came back in plenty of time for the playoffs, and the Warriors went 16-1 in the postseason on the way to their second title in three seasons. But he needed about five weeks to get right, and if Curry needs that long that would also mean the Warriors could be without the two-time MVP in the opening round.“Some years everything goes great. Some years they don’t,” Kerr said. “This team has seen it all over the last few years.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ben Simmons posts triple-double as 76ers past Timberwolves LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Warriors said Curry will be evaluated again in three weeks.Based on those timetables, it would appear that both the Celtics and Warriors will not only be without their All-Star point guards for the rest of the regular season — but very easily could still be without them for Game 1s of their respective first-round matchups.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It could be a lot worse,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters just before Curry’s MRI results were revealed. “You think about some of the other guys in the league that have suffered injuries this year. Gordon Hayward is the first one that comes to mind. This is not a major injury. The timing’s not ideal but we can overcome this.“Steph can be back this year. … Just got to hold down the fort and understand this is all part of the journey.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Collaborate to Form Strong Alumni Association

first_imgDeputy Education Minister for Administration, Aagon F. Tingba, has called on the alumni of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University (AMEZU) on Benson Street in Monrovia to collaborate among themselves to form a strong association to develop the institution.Mr. Tingba is an alumnus of the university. He made the remarks on Saturday at a souvenir program of the 2016 Alumni Homecoming event held on the university’s Po River campus in Vincent Town, Monrovia/Bomi Highway under the theme, “The Role of Alumni in an Institution.”“We need to help to improve the institution by applying for grants out there as well as offer our services to the institution by coming to teach. It is incumbent upon us to play some meaningful role in the upkeep of the university, because over the years some of our colleagues left the university without making the necessary impact on society,” Mr. Tingba said.He stressed the need for the alumni to work together to establish a strong network across the globe that would help to ensure that Zion remains one of the best tertiary institutions in the country.“As we gather here today, this is not about what makes us alumni, but what role we can play in the development of our Alma mater. There are some people who unconsciously try to down play their former institutions. We need to map out our potential to help each other,” Tingbah said.He said with the huge land space owned by the Zion University, the alumni must begin to identify projects that would be helpful to the development of the institution, adding, “Let us find time to come and teach and improve our colleagues’ academic standard.”For his part, alumnus Musa H. Bility lauded the outgoing leadership of the association for their collaborative efforts with the administration. He then urged the incoming leadership to do likewise.“I want the incoming leadership to identify projects especially physical projects for the next academic year so that we can do something better. This is the only way the alumni voice can be heard and respected. I want to pledge my fullest support to the Zion Administration,” Mr. Bility assured.Abednego C. Kofie, president of the AMEZU Alumni Association, lauded Mr. Bility for providing a 67-seater bus for the university, describing his gesture as the first in the history of the university.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Where to vote in Peace River North

first_imgHere is a full list of places to vote in Peace River North:Toad River Comm Hall, 422 Alaska Hwy, Toad River Wheelchair AccessibleSasquatch Crossing, MILE 147 Hwy 97, Pink Mountain Wheelchair AccessibleLiard Hotsprings Lodge, 497 Alaska Hwy, Liard River Wheelchair AccessibleTaylor Comm Hall, 9896 W Cherry Ave, Taylor Wheelchair AccessibleHudson’s Hope Comm Hall, 10310 Kyllo St, Hudson’s Hope Wheelchair AccessibleProphet River Comm Multiplex, MILE 233 Alaska Hwy, Prophet River Wheelchair AccessiblePrespatou Elem/Sec School, 22113 Triad Rd, Prespatou Wheelchair AccessibleFort St. John Seniors Hall, 10908 100 St, Fort St. John Wheelchair AccessibleRose Prairie Curling Rink, 7077 260 Rd, Rose Prairie Wheelchair AccessibleBaldonnel Elem School, 5836 Baldonnel Rd, Baldonnel Wheelchair AccessibleMontney Rec Hall, 12401 Rd 256, Montney Wheelchair AccessibleCecil Lake Comm Hall, 4864 Cecil Lake Rd, Cecil Lake Wheelchair AccessibleBuick Comm Hall, 15288 Rodeo Rd, Buick Wheelchair AccessiblePomeroy Hotel, 11308 Alaska Rd N, Fort St. John Wheelchair AccessibleCharlie Lake Comm Hall, 12717 Charlie L Hall Ave, Charlie Lake Wheelchair AccessibleNorthern Rockies Rec Centre, 5500 Alaska Hwy, Fort Nelson Wheelchair AccessiblePomeroy Sports Centre, 9324 96 St, Fort St. John Wheelchair AccessibleWonowon Elem School, MILE 101 Alaska Hwy, Wonowon Wheelchair AccessibleIn order to vote you must prove your identity and residential address.  You can use a single document issued by the Government of B.C. or Canada that shows voter’s name, photograph and residential address.- Advertisement -You can also use a certificate of Indian status issued by the Government of Canada or two documents that together show the voter’s name and residential address. Both documents must show the voter’s name. At least one of the documents must also contain the voter’s residential address.For more detailed information, visit www.elections.bc.ca.Join Moose FM & Energeticcity.ca for live election night results online at energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com or live on 100.1 Moose FM starting at 8 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

BC’s Impaired Driving Laws to Stay the Same

first_imgThis after the BC Court of Appeal rejected a bid to have the laws deemed unconstitutional. As of now, laws allow police to arrest someone and impound their vehicles if they fail a breathalyzer. People are arguing that the laws violate your right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.- Advertisement –last_img

Fulham 4-2 Reading: Cottagers stage remarkable comeback from two goals down

first_imgMoussa Dembele inspired Fulham to a second-half comeback win over Reading.Fulham looked down and out after Lucas Piazon and Orlando Sa had struck for high-flying Reading.But with their manager Kit Symons’ position under serious threat, a three-goal blitz in six minutes completed an amazing recovery for a 4-2 victory. Ross McCormack, Dembele and Alex Kacaniklic all struck during the purple patch.Symons was able to breathe easy once Dembele – fresh from signing a long-term deal – sealed the unlikely win.Reading are among the Sky Bet Championship’s top scorers and it took them just 13 minutes to draw first blood following a sweeping move.Matej Vydra’s final defence-splitting, first-time pass freed Piazon and the on-loan Chelsea midfielder calmly stroked the ball home.It was the worst possible start for Symons, who knew he needed to get the home supporters back on side.But Fulham appeared low on confidence, in contrast to Reading whose intricate passing was catching the eye.Another fluid move saw Piazon once again find himself within sight of goal but Richard Stearman’s outstretched leg deflected the ball just over the top of the crossbar.Fulham finally threatened in the 38th minute, which was greeted with ironic cheers, when Dembele headed over.Symons knew his side needed to up their tempo after the break but instead it was Sa who struck for the Royals in the 49th minute.The Portuguese striker, who endured a miserable stint with Fulham three years ago, fared better here as he pounced on Tom Cairney’s mistake before firing home from the angle.Fulham were staring down the barrel but within a minute McCormack had thrown them a lifeline. The Cottagers captain flicked the ball up and shot on the turn to rock Reading.And the hosts, from looking dead and buried, were at it again when Dembele turned home Lasse Vigen Christensen’s cross.Nobody could have predicted the dramatic turnaround. Two minutes later the whole game had been turned on its head when substitute Kacaniklic netted.Dembele’s cushioned lay-off exposed the visitors’ defence and the Swede slotted past a shell-shocked Ali Al Habsi.Reading had failed to halt the onslaught but they had shown enough going forward to suggest this was not the end of the scoring.Their third almost arrived when the in-form Nick Blackman’s corner was met by Sa but Ryan Fredericks hacked the header off his own line.It proved crucial as Fulham would go up the other end to score again via Dembele.McCormack’s clever flick freed the Frenchman who beat the helpless Al Habsi for a fourth time in the half.The Scot was denied another goal late on when Chris Gunter cleared off the line, but the damage had already been done. 1 Moussa Dembele last_img read more

CEOL NA COILLE CHRISTMAS CONCERT – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgPaul Harrigan, right, puts some of his musicians through their paces at the Ceoil na Coille Show at Glenswilly GAA Hall. All pics courtesy of Geraldine Diver.CEOL NA COILLE CHRISTMAS CONCERT – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: December 19th, 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

Derby County confirm signing of striker Jack Marriott from Peterborough

first_img Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 🤝#MarriottChecksIn | #DCFC | #DCFCfans pic.twitter.com/ppYZMQkSgd— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) July 26, 2018“He certainly strikes me as a player that is really determined to improve.“To bring players through the door that are sought-after hopefully shows that people are excited about what we are trying to do here.”Marriott started his career with Ipswich Town before he moved to Luton Town after loan spells at Woking and Carlisle United.He then signed for Peterborough on a four-year deal in 2017, where he scored 33 goals in 56 games in all competitions last term. The Rams previously had three offers rejected for the striker, who scored 27 goals in League 1 last season.After the deal was completed, Lampard said: “I’m delighted that Jack has chosen to join Derby County and I believe this is another great addition to our squad.“Goalscorers are always sought-after and Jack certainly has been in demand.“He scored an incredible amount of goals in League One last year and, at 23, we know he can still develop and get better too. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 After he signed for Derby, he told RamsTV: “You look at the gaffer and he is just a real footballing guy, you just know about him and what he has done in the game.“As soon as I heard he wanted me it was a no-brainer for me, this is where I wanted to be.“You look at the facilities, it’s just staggering. You look at the fanbase, and why wouldn’t you come here? The size of the club, it is a real footballing city.”Derby have also signed Mason Mount on loan from Chelsea, Harry Wilson on loan from Liverpool and Florian Jozefzoon from Brentford this summer. silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 gameday cracker impact Jack Marriott’s transfer fee is believed to be £3m rising to £5m Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3 The striker scored 27 goals in League One last season DERBY COUNTY have signed Jack Marriott from Peterborough United on a three-year deal.The 23-year-old striker arrives at Pride Park Stadium as Frank Lampard’s fourth signing of the summer. predicted Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes NEW ERA Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 3 Most Read in Football Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BIG PRESENTS UP TOP BEST OF How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed ALTERED latest Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has made four signings this summer last_img read more

Young Leeds fan dressed up as Marcelo Bielsa for Halloween

first_img ROUND-UP Bristol City beat Fulham, QPR win for first time since October, Leeds go top BRAGGING RIGHTS SOMETHING’S RON A young Leeds United fan has well and truly won Halloween 2018!Four-year-old Freddie Callaghan dressed up as Leeds’ manager Marcelo Bielsa and despite their 59-year age difference, the resemblance is uncanny! Leeds back on top: What happened in the Championship on Tuesday night? Happy Halloween from my very own Marcelo Bielsa 🙈 @LUFC @LiamCooper__ @Paulcal56155227 @gerrymcdermotya @DoctorT1992 #LUFC #MOT #ALAW pic.twitter.com/QA4tEAc66S— Fiona Callaghan (@fionamillie) October 31, 2018Freddie, known as ‘Mini-Marcelo’ by his mum Fiona, sported a tracksuit very similar to the one the Argentine wears on matchdays and even sat down on a blue bucket to match the stool the head coach frequently sits on in the Elland Road dugout.The post was retweeted by Whites defender Liam Cooper. Hats off to Freddie for this brilliant Halloween costume! Brilliant! Happy Halloween 🎃 👏🏻 https://t.co/pgx1l4X9wc— Liam Cooper (@LiamCooper__) October 31, 2018 How Ronaldinho ‘tricked’ Brazil teammate into joining Man United over Leeds Latest Leeds United News WHITE KNIGHT center_img Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly compared Haaland signs Man United kit amid £76m rumours… and posts Leeds pic too round up Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues coming soon? Jansson explains why he prefers Brentford boss Frank to ‘mental’ Bielsa RESULTS Leeds go top of Championship with win over Yorkshire rivals Huddersfieldlast_img read more

Hundreds dead, missing from rain, slides

first_imgGUATEMALA CITY – Rescue workers in Guatemala pulled dozens of bodies from a massive mudslide and from a swollen river Thursday, raising to at least 236 the number of people killed from five days of pounding rains in Central America and Mexico. Officials expected the death to toll to climb as they searched for more than 150 others who were missing after the landslide in Solola, a town close to Lake Atitlan, 60 miles west of the capital, Guatemala City. Along the country’s Pacific coast, the Nahualate River broke from its banks, creating a new outlet to the sea and killing at least 20 people from a small, seaside village, navy officials said. There was joy amid the tragedy. Claudio Manchinel, from Iztapa in coastal, southern Guatemala, was forced to walk for hours through rain and mud with his pregnant wife, Leticia. Upon reaching a highway, the couple stopped an ambulance, which took them to a naval base, where their son Claudio was born Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Manchinel said the flooding reminded him of Hurricane Mitch, which killed at least 9,000 people throughout Central America in 1998. The recovery of bodies pushed the number killed in the region to 236, including 14 victims earlier this week in Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica, and 13 victims who died in three southern Mexican states. The current death toll in Guatemala is 144, with the discovery of five new victims. At least 65 died in El Salvador. For the first time since the weekend, the weather cleared Thursday and allowed Guatemala President Oscar Berger to fly over devastated areas and evaluate damage. He asked Congress to declare a state of emergency as rescue workers in Solola reported that two other villages had been buried by landslides, including Las Giraldas, 55 miles west of Guatemala City. There, more than a dozen people were working to dig out houses buried when a second hillside collapsed. In Quetzaltenango, Guatemala’s second-most important city, about 125 miles west of the capital, floodwaters rose 6 feet high, destroying hundreds of homes, businesses and public buildings, firefighters said. More than 24,000 people from 270 communities took refuge in shelters throughout Guatemala, but they were suffering from the cold and a lack of food and water, according to radio reports. Quetzaltenango residents reported similar conditions. “It was complicated arriving with new shipments of food” because of the bad weather, said Agriculture Minister Alvaro Aguilar. “Today, we are making an effort” to reach the areas by air. Guatemalan rescue workers also were trying to restore access to 300 roads blocked by fallen trees, flooding and landslides. In El Salvador, where the heavy rains have left 65 dead, rescuers also stepped up aid flights and flyovers as the sun emerged from behind the clouds. 160Want 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