Top four hunt KSAFA Super League crown

first_imgMaverley-Hughenden and Rockfort will meet in the feature match of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA)-JB Charley’s Rum Super League semi-finals tonight at 8:30 at the Constant Spring Complex.In the opening match of the semi-final double-header, Barbican will oppose Brown’s Town at 6:30 p.m.The top four teams are hunting both the league title and a chance to represent the KSAFA Confederation in the play-off for a spot in next seasons’s Red Stripe Premier League.Maverley-Hughenden were very impressive in the preliminary stage by winning 12 of 16 games. They defeated Rockfort 4-2 in the first game of the season.The Maverley-Hughenden camp will be without head coach Lijaysu Simms, who is abroad. Assistant coach Hugh Blair will be in charge for the crucial encounter.Captain of Maverley-Hughenden Andrew Peddlar says that his team is well prepared and ready for battle.”Right now, we are well focused. We have no fear,” Peddlar boldly declared ahead of the last four clash.”We are 100 per cent ready for Rockfort as the plan is to win the Super League and qualify for the national league play-off. The coach is away, but ‘Bingy’ (Blair) is here and we will carry out the plan,” he added.Maverley-Hughenden will rely on Peddlar in the central defence position, veteran Kasai Hinds, the competition’s leading goalscorer Phillip Peddie, Andrew White, Odayne Burgher, Morias Somers, Omari Edwards and Wayne Williams.On the other hand, Rockfort are also oozing confidence.”We are very confident. We played them in the first game and lost, but that was a long time ago, and our team has improved. We beat them in the Major League semi-finals two years ago, so we know that we can repeat that,” president of Rockfort Dwayne Dillon told The Gleaner yesterday.Rockfort will rely on captain Calvin Campbell, Chevon Williams, Sheldon Green, Jermaine Freckleton and Twain Winter.In the opening semi-final game, Barbican and Brown’s Town should have a highly competitive affair.In the teams’ first meeting this season, Barbican won 2-0 and hold the psychological advantage heading into the semi-final.Barbican, under the guidance of head coach Mark Sutherland, are seeking to win the Super League for the second time in three seasons.Their key players include Akino Bailey, Keino Simpson, Jadian Redwood, Jermaine Parris, Nicholas Smith and Greg Taylor.Meanwhile, Brown’s Town, now under the guidance of coach Keon Broderick, will rely on Robert Coley, Kamali Coburn, Joshua McNaughton, Mikhail George, and Derron Beckford for victory.last_img read more

MMC employee kills workmate during argument

first_img― another shot to the shoulderA security guard of the MMC Security Service shot and killed a colleague on Saturday after he reportedly made ill statements about his daughter. The shooting occurred at about 08:30h at the MMC Head Office at Happy Acres, East Coast Demerara.Dead: Herbert VerwayneDead is Herbert Verwayne, 36, of Lot 710 Block 8, Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo. However, another colleague, Keon White, who was shot to his left hand during the incident was admitted a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Guyana Times understands that the shooter was arrested and is assisting police in their investigations.Investigations so far have revealed that the now dead man was in the company of several other employees when the suspect armed with a shotgun approached and accused him of making ill statements about his daughter. In rage, he discharged a shot, hitting the man to his neck.Investigations have been launched into the shooting by both the MMC Security Service and the Guyana Police Force.However, Eslyn Gibbons, mother of the dead father of five, told the media Saturday that she was at home when she received the awful news and immediately rushed to the hospital.“I live in town so after I get the call I went across at the hospital and his wife had to travel from Tuschen but we all meet up there.”The devastated mother explained that her son went to work on Friday evening and would have been relived at 07:00h on Saturday.She noted that he was already changed into civilian clothing and was talking with colleagues when the man walked up to him and requested that he “freeze”. She explained that she was told those around him thought he was joking.“He then start cuss and telling my son that he f***ing with his family and pulled the trigger. When I went to see my son, his neck was damage…he could a shoot he anywhere else, but why he neck?” she questioned.Based on reports the family received, the man was shot at about 07:00h but was taken to the hospital until 08:10h. The mother is claiming that when they took him to the hospital, the doctor did his best to save his life but his condition was too critical.She last saw her son on Friday when he drove past her but would have spoken to him on Thursday.She recalled him telling her that he wanted to leave the job since he had issues with one of his colleagues but she talked him out of it. He was employed as a driver at the security firm. The woman is crying out for justice and for the security firm to carry out a thorough investigation.The man leaves to mourn five children, wife, mother and siblings. A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on Monday. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Real Madrid advantage after sinking Bayern

first_img0Shares0000Marco Asensio scored the winner as Real Madrid put one foot in the Champions League final© AFP Christof STACHEMUNICH, Germany, Apr 25 – Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.The 22-year-old came off the bench to finish a counter-attack and complete the holders’ comeback win, giving Real the advantage for the return game in Madrid next Tuesday. Bayern took the lead at the sold-out Allianz Arena through Joshua Kimmich, but Marcelo equalised just before the break.Despite Bayern dominating possession and creating plenty of chances, Madrid claimed a sixth straight win, dating back to 2012, over the Bavarians in the Champions League knockout stage.Real coach Zinedine Zidane pulled a surprise before kick-off by leaving both Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema out of the starting line-up.Isco, who was replaced by Asensio at half-time, and Lucas Vazquez played either side of Cristiano Ronaldo, who had a subdued night up front in Munich.Real were poor in the first half, however a minute before the break they equalised through Marcelo’s fine strike. Photo/COURTESYThe Portuguese failed to add to his tally of 15 Champions League goals this season, being denied a second-half strike by an offside flag, which would have made it 3-1.James Rodriguez, who is on a two-year loan deal from Real, shone in Bayern’s midfield and found plenty of cracks in the Madrid defence.However, this just was not Bayern’s night.Both Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski went agonisingly close with a string of chances.The hosts suffered a blow with barely five minutes gone when Arjen Robben limped off to be replaced by Thiago Alcantara.Bayern changed their system with right-back Joshua Kimmich moving up to plug the space on the right wing, which sparked the opening goal.Marcelo made it 1-1, the left back’s finish from 25 yards high quality – a left footed strike into the far bottom corner of the goal. Photo/DAILY MAILWhen Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich played the ball down the right flank, James released Kimmich with a perfectly-timed pass in the 28th minute.The Germany international raced clear and caught out Keylor Navas at his near post to stun Real.Bayern suffered their second early injury blow when Jerome Boateng was replaced by Niklas Suele on 34 minutes — which is also bad news for Germany with the World Cup looming.Real had a left-off when Ribery went one-on-one with Navas, but stumbled at the crucial moment.Then from nothing, Marcelo conjured the equaliser on 44 minutes.Marco Asensio scored the winner as Real Madrid moved closer to a third straight Champions League title© AFP Christof STACWhen Dani Carvajal headed the ball across the edge of the box, it landed at Marcelo’s feet and was in Bayern’s net milliseconds later after a fierce left-footed shot.It was the Brazilian’s third Champions League goal this season after also scoring in the knock-out rounds against Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.Real escaped again when Navas failed to hold a Lewandowski header just before the half-time whistle and the ball bobbled away to safety.It shows how far Bale and Benzema have dropped out of Zidane’s favour that Isco was replaced on the left wing by Asensio for the second half, but the move paid off.Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng hobbled off in the first half, with Bayern left desperately short of options© AFP GUENTER SCHIFFMANNRafinha lost the ball in midfield after a Bayern attack, and Vazquez sprinted clear and put Asensio into space to curl past Ulreich on 57 minutes.With 25 minutes left, Zidane threw on an extra attacker, as Benzema came on for injured right-back Carvajal.Moments later Bayern came within inches of an equaliser when Navas denied Mueller with a reflex save.In the final five minutes, Lewandowski beat Navas, but his floated shot flew just wide of the post to add to Bayern’s misery.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Di Maria fires PSG into French Cup semi-finals

first_img0Shares0000Di Maria scored twice as PSG cruised into the French Cup semi-finals © AFP / Philippe LOPEZPARIS, France, Feb 27 – Paris Saint-Germain continued their bid for a fifth straight French Cup title as Angel Di Maria scored twice in a comfortable 3-0 quarter-final win over Dijon at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.Di Maria’s eighth-minute lob put the holders ahead, before adding his second before the half-hour mark, with Thomas Meunier sweeping in a late third. Thomas Tuchel’s men remain on course for a historic treble, as they also lead Ligue 1 by 17 points with a game in hand and will take a 2-0 advantage over Manchester United into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie next week.Head coach Tuchel, with Neymar and Edinson Cavani still out injured ahead of the Man United game, decided to leave Kylian Mbappe on the bench against a Dijon side languishing in the Ligue 1 relegation zone.The German singled out the first-half performance of January signing Leandro Paredes for special praise.“(Paredes) played a very good first half, like the rest of the team,” Tuchel said. “He’s a guy who can make very precise passes. It was his role to set the pace and speed up the passing game.”The hosts got off to a quick start, with former Stoke City forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting denied only his second goal for the club by Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson.But PSG did not have to wait long to break the deadlock, as Julian Draxler found Di Maria in space, with the Argentinian making the most of poor positioning by Runarsson to loft the ball into the far corner for his 12th goal of the season.The former Real Madrid winger made it two in the 28th minute, tapping into an empty net after seeing his attempted square pass to Choupo-Moting cut out.Dijon came agonisingly close to pulling a goal back shortly afterwards, as Julio Tavares rounded home goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon before his effort from the tightest of angles span out off the inside of the far post.PSG continued to dominate in the second half with Draxler and Di Maria both going close, but it was full-back Meunier who slotted in Choupo-Moting’s cutback to extend the lead with 13 minutes remaining.On Wednesday, Lyon take on Caen as they look for a first major trophy since winning the French Cup in 2012, while Rennes, buoyed by their run to the Europa League last 16, host Orleans.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Galatasaray set to make approach for Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva

first_img1 Lucas Leiva in action for Liverpool Galatasaray are set to open talks with Liverpool regarding the sale of Lucas Leiva.As talkSPORT told you this month, Besiktas have been hoping to land the Brazilian midfielder this month.But now Turkish newspaper AMK have reported that their fierce Istanbul rivals Galatasaray are ready to make their move.Lucas, who has been at Liverpool since 2007, has entered the final year of his contract and is expected to be sold this month to avoid him leaving for nothing in 2017.And it looks as though Turkey could be his next destination with Galatasaray director of football Cenk Ergun due to being discussions in the coming days.last_img read more

Teachers, parents to decide whether to join Villaraigosa in school reform

first_imgTeachers and parents at seven low-performing middle and high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District will decide today whether to join Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as he tries to reshape instruction in their schools. The vote is the latest step in the mayor’s bid to have a hand in the management of the district — a bid that was initially shot down by the courts but led to an effort to assume control of several campuses plagued by low test scores and violent outbreaks. The mayor is now hoping teachers and parents will join a “partnership” that he said will give each campus more control over curriculum and budget decisions instead of leaving such decisions to centralized district administrators. Voting is expected to last from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Roosevelt, Santee and Jordan high schools, and at Hollenbeck, Stevenson, Markham and Gompers middle schools. Partially at stake is control of thousands of dollars — up to $1,000 per year per student over the next seven years — being earmarked for low- performing campuses through the state Quality Education and Investment Act. The mayor has also touted his ability to raise funds from the private sector, most notably a $50 million donation to help manage his schools project. Villaraigosa told a group of teachers and parents recently that he had donations already lined up from two major health-care providers.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe votes will be tallied at each individual campus by a voting committee that includes a district representative, a United Teachers Los Angeles chapter chair and a parent coordinator. The results will then be turned over to the LAUSD so voting lists can be verified before the results are announced. A majority of teachers on each campus must approve the proposal, along with a majority of voting parents. According to the mayor’s office, the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools would work with campus officials, the LAUSD’s Innovation Division and community leaders to “develop and implement new education reforms that will lead to dramatic increases in student achievement throughout LAUSD.” But while teachers and parents are deciding whether to join the mayor’s partnership, the LAUSD Board of Education could vote on a plan proposed by Superintendent David L. Brewer for improving the low-performing campuses. last_img read more

Mike Phelan admits Hull not up to Premier League standards ahead of opening game

first_img1 Mike Phelan Caretaker manager Mike Phelan has admitted that Hull’s threadbare squad is not yet in a position to compete at a Premier League standard.The Tigers have been beset by problems during a tumultuous pre-season, highlighted by Steve Bruce’s exit as manager, and are set to face champions Leicester in their opener on Saturday lunchtime with just 13 fit senior players.The club are yet to make a signing this summer and long-term injuries, especially in defence, have left Phelan to pick up the pieces as he looks to press his own claims to take over the manager’s position on a full-time basis.Asked if he had a squad capable of competing with the champions, Phelan said: “I would say no, simply because of the injuries – and the injuries are not short term.“Most of them are longer term than we expected.“It’s a small squad, but small squads before have worked well together.“There definitely need to be additions to this football club.”The task of bringing in new names has proven problematic in the wake of Bruce’s departure and Phelan admitted transfer plans have had to be completely redrawn after seeing a number of targets go elsewhere.“At the moment it is all purely picking up the phones, speaking to people and trying to find the targets,” he said.“(We’re chasing) new targets because people we went for earlier in the pre-season have now moved on and gone to other clubs.“We have to start aagain, I know it’s a short window, the pressure is on now to do some business.”The uncertainty over the club’s ownership has hardly helped matters, although there is some light at the end of that tunnel with prospective buyers are set to be in attendance at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.A group of representatives for the potential owners visited Hull’s training base in Cottingham earlier this week and it is understood talks are at an advanced stage.The appearance of the potential new owners is set to coincide with a planned supporter protest against the Allam family’s ownershipHull fans are set to be handed red cards to brandish before kick-off in a show of dissatisfaction at the way the club has been run.Their mood could be appeased by the attendance of the potential owners, with sources close to the deal suggesting it could go through within weeks with only a due diligence process to be completed.It is not known whether a deal will be wrapped up before the transfer window closes.Phelan’s own future is likely to rest on those talks, but the former Manchester United coach insists he is up for the task.“I feel as though I am ready for management,” he said. “I’ve been an assistant for quite a while now.“I’ve been in the lower divisions and I’ve been in the higher divisions so I have got the experience and it’s just a case of everything in the background being sorted out as to what they want to do going forward. I’m sure we’ll have further conversations about that.”last_img read more


first_imgBa mhaith le CLG Ghaoth Dobhair buíochas mór a thabhairt don pobail uilig a chuidigh linn go mór ag deireadh seachtaine Peil na Gaeltachta.  Tá an club fíor buíoch daoibh uilig.Sinsear Sraith Roinn 1Gaoth Dobhair 1-08 An Clochán Liath 0-03HUGHIE NORA Ó BAOILL D’fhág muid slán ag Hughie Nora tamall beag ó shoin. D’imir sé Péil Gaelach faoi aois dó C.L.G. Ghaoth Dobhair Iidtús na seacadaí agus soiséar freisin. D’imir sé clúiche duchshláinte don fhoireann shínsearach nuair a thug said cuairt ar Glasgow i 1968.Bhí sé ar fhoireann sinsearach Ghaoth Dobhair a fuair cuireadh dul síos go Fó Chumann Ballyferriter I gCo Chiarraí i dtús na bliana 1969 taréis iadsan a bheith ar cuairt i nGaoth Dobhair tamall gear roimh sin. Amach as an dá thúras seo a thainig an smaoineadh tús a chuir le Comórtas Péil na Gaeltachta a himríodh i nGaoth Dobhair i mí Iúil 1969 agus bhuaigh Fó Chumann Gaoth Dobhair an comórtas an bhliain sin. Le linn a gcuairt i gCiarraidhe thug fhoireann Ghaoth Dobhair cuairt ar an bhaile beag a bhi tógthta ar mullach cnoic don scanán, Ryans Daughter.Bhí suim I gcónaí ag Hughie i gcúrsaí péil C.L.G. Ghaoth Dobhair agus bhí sé ina bhall de Lotto an Fhó Chumann ón tús. Bhí brátacha an Fhó Chumann ar leath chrochadh i n-ómas dó Hughie an lá a chuaigh sé go Cré na Cille.Ar dheis Dé go bhfuil a anam naofa.Dioscó Samhraidh CLG Ghaoth DobhairBeidh chéad dioscó den samhradh ag toiseacht sa clubtheach anocht ar 11.00i.n agus beidh siad ag reáchtáil suas go dtí deireadh Lúnasa.Cead Isteach €10.Campaí Samhraidh, Bhord na nÓg 2012Níl morán spás fágtha ar na campaí samhraidh de bhrí sin má tá aon imreoir faoi aois a bhfuil suim acu freastal ar an gcampa bíodh do foirm iarratas istigh roimh an deireadh seachtain seo. Ní féidir linn ach 50 páiste a ghlacadh ar gach campa.Faoi 14 aréir. Gaoth Dobhair 7-17 v Baile na nGalloglach 4-09. Faoi 12 Sraith Go GamesGaoth Dobhair A 3-05 Naomh Adhamhnáin 2-08Chríochnaigh an fhoireann Faoi 12 A ar chomhscór le Naomh Adhamhnáin sa cluiche sraith Go Games i Machaire Gathlán tráthnóna Dé hAoine. D’imir Cathal Mac Giolla Easbuic, Liam Mac Pháidín agus Seosamh Mac Aoidh go maith do Ghaoth Dobhair.Bhí Naomh Adhamhnáin B ró láidir do Gaoth Dobhair B sa dara cluiche ach fuair Roán Ó Tuirc 1-01, Éamonn Mac Gairbheith 1-00 agus Mary Ní Ghallachóir 0-1.Beidh laethanta traenail teacht anios do (Suicide Intervention) ma tá suim ag a nduine glacadh páirt do beidh siad ar siul Dé Máirt 10 Iúil, ó 7.00i.n -10.00i.n agus Dé hAoine 31ú Lúnasa, Dé Sathairn 1ú Meán Fomhair 9.30 r.n – 4.00 i.n, thig do ainm a chur síos le Sarah Meehan 086 0421040.GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: June 19th, 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: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more


first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:Despite some fairly testing weather we still had a great turnout all week. It’s great to see so many players from other clubs coming to Dunfanaghy in such large numbers. For this, great credit must go to Paul McGinley and his team of green keepers. They have kept the course playable and in fantastic condition all winter while many other courses around the county have been closed due to severe flooding. Visitors please note we have great deals available for the next few weeks and beyond.  €15.00 for Wednesday Open Singles (Soup & Sandwiches included in price) and Saturday Open Singles or 4BBB.Competition Results:Wednesday Open Stableford – 27th January 2016:Billy Griffin                   26 Pts Charles Roarty Jnr        23 Pts BOTSaturday 4BBB – 30th January 2016:Tony Griffin/Ryan Griffin           35 PtsSunday Club Single Stableford – 31st January 20161st        Michael McColgan Jnr     45 Pts2nd:       Anthony Gallagher              41 Pts BOT Events for the Week Ahead:Tuesday 02/02/16 – Ladies Links time sheet is filling up fast so make sure to get your names in by MondayWednesday 03/03/16 – Open Gents Single Stableford – €15.00 free soup/sandwiches included in priceSaturday 06/02/16 – Gents Open Single Stableford – €15.00 for visitors Sunday 07/02/16 – Gents Club CompetitionWine and Cheese Night:To coincide with Valentine’s Day last year Paula and Bill McCallion organised a very enjoyable night at the club. They have very kindly agreed to do the same again this year. It will consist of a wine and cheese party with music by Bill and William on Saturday 13th February at 8pm.Function Room for Private Parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)GOLF NEWS: BILL GRIFFIN WINS WEDNESDAY’S OPEN SINGLES AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 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:DunfanaghygolfSportlast_img read more

Few changes on school boards

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two newcomers and all incumbents were leading in early returns in three Whittier-area unified school districts Tuesday night.Challenger Joe Rivera and incumbents Rita Jo Ramirez and Lupe Salas were leading the other challengers Allan Maciel, James Roybaland Alfred Renteria Jr. for the El Rancho Unified School District school board.In the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District school board race, challenger John Jesus Johnson and incumbents Darryl Adams, Ed Hengler and Ana Valencia were ahead of Chris Pflanzer and Victor Juan.“I think the fact I’m doing well indicates that voters are satisfied we have a well-run district and I’ve done a good job,” Hengler said. “As one member of the board who doesn’t grandstand and seek attention for himself, I focus on the students for our district.”In the Montebello Unified School District, incumbents Hector Chacon, Edwin Chau and Gerri Guzman led challengers Richard Garcia and Robert Mota. EL RANCHO An opening was created with the decision by Frank Boyce not to run after 28 years on the board.The six candidates were divided on the issue of hiring an expensive consultant to turn a struggling school around going into the election.While Ramirez and Renteria defended the hiring of a consultant at $64,000 for four months to determine why North Park Middle School continues to fail to reach testing targets, the four others were opposed.They didn’t like the idea of an outside agency involved in an internal district problem and thought that teachers should work on the problem, not high-priced consultants. MONTEBELLO This race focused on raising students’ academic performance in the face of increasing budget constraints.Incumbents said Academic Performance Index (API) scores increased in 92 percent of the districts’ schools during the current board’s tenure, while raises were granted to staff even amid shrinking budgets, the incumbents said.The challengers said more after-school programs are needed.Garcia said this could be done with the help of private businesses, while Mota said building more facilities and opening up existing ones to after-school youth groups will help reduce class sizes. NORWALK-LA MIRADA With board member Gabe Garcia choosing not to run for a fourth term, the election became focused on the three challengers running for his seat.However, there also were three incumbents running.Adams and Hengler agreed that teamwork was an important quality voters needed to consider. Juan, a radio station event coordinator, said he could fit in with the existing board.Another issue was experience. Pflanzer cited his experience as a business owner, while Valencia cited hers as a teacher.For Johnson, his key issue was getting more parental involvement.Staff writers Debbie Pfeiffer and Pam Wright contributed to this story., Ext. 3022last_img read more