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

Watch Tim Tebow, Nick Saban Jump Into A Lake Together

first_imgTim Tebow, Nick Saban speak with ESPN's Marty Smith.The media knows Alabama head coach Nick Saban for his long rants during media conferences and for winning four out of the last seven national championships.He has a playful side too, though.In an interview with ESPN reporter Marty Smith and college football analyst Tim Tebow, Nick Saban opened up his home on Georgia’s Lake Burton and revealed that playful side.Don’t believe it? Watch him jump into the lake with his two visitors, fully clothed:[email protected] & @MartySmithESPN invited themselves to Nick Saban’s house. See the full interview at 9:30am ET on ESPN.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 28, 2016The SportsCenter preseason interview with the acclaimed coach set a goal of humanizing the legend. ESPN promoted the visit as “Nick Saban like you’ve never seen him before.” From previews, it definitely lives up to that expectation.The interview took at the end of July, shortly before Alabama opened fall camp. The intimate group made points to discuss non-football topics, including life and family.In addition to jumping into a lake with Saban, the two ESPN representatives grilled the coach on his keys to success while he casually drove his boat.“I don’t think about what was accomplished in the past. I really spend all my time thinking about the next challenge,” Saban told the two reporters.The Tim Tebow, Nick Saban and Marty Smith interview aired this morning at 9:30 E.T. on SportsCenter. It will continue to air throughout the day.Alabama opens its 2016 season Sept. 3 against USC.last_img read more

Annie Potts Reads New Childrens Book For Charity In Anguilla

first_imgStar of stage and screen, actress Annie Potts, recently delivered a reading of her new children’s book, “Kemarley of Anguilla” at the Straw Hat Restaurant in Mead’s Bay, Anguilla.The book, written and designed by Potts, tells the story of a young boy who admires the beauty of his island through a very special lens. Sales of each copy of the book and greeting cards benefits the Blossom Centre and the special-needs children of Anguilla.The Blossom Centre was founded in 2010 by the Arijah Harrigan Foundation, established in Anguilla to offer help, hope and the promise of a bright future for their daughter and numerous other special-needs children. The book signing represents the latest display of generosity shown to the organization. Entrepreneur Manny Bello, founder of The Bello Family Foundation, recently donated $5,000 to the Centre in which, a check presentation was made amidst the star-studded excitement and fanfare of the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony recently held in Anguilla. The heartfelt and generous donation was presented center stage by award-winning actress, Vivica Fox, currently starring in NBC’s wildly popular show Celebrity Apprentice.Annie Potts’s donated proceeds, along with The Bello Family Foundation’s contribution, have greatly assisted the Centre in its mission to deliver to special-needs children- the core values of excellence, positive growth, as well as mental and physical wellness. The owner of the Centre, Renuka Harrigan, was moved by the overwhelming encouragement and support. Today, the Blossom Centre continues to offer daily educational and therapeutic programs and services for the children.For more information about the Blossom Centre and its mission to serve Anguilla’s children with special needs, visit Newswirelast_img read more

Toronto and US stock markets in the red at latemorning loonie edges

first_imgTORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged lower amid losses in the key materials sector and the health-care sector, which includes many of the country’s big marijuana companies.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 15.32 points at 15,116.46.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 51.80 points at 25,234.69. The S&P 500 index was down 3.13 points at 2,719.05, while the Nasdaq composite was down 19.01 points at 7,181.87.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.57 cents US compared with an average of 75.52 on Tuesday.The December crude contract was up US$1.30 at US$56.99 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was up 44.5 cents at US$4.55 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up 20 cents at US$1,201.60 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 2.15 cents at US$2.71 a pound.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Truck mows down bikers at Habra, cops on manhunt to nab driver

first_imgKolkata: Two youths were killed and three persons suffered serious injuries in a road accident that took place at Habra in North 24-Parganas on Monday morning.Police said the deceased identified as Sanu Ghosh and Satyajit Biswas were riding a motorcycle when a truck coming from the opposite direction hit them. Three other persons, who were also on a motorcycle, were knocked down by the same truck. Ghosh and Biswas were going to near Habra station from Kalshima village. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaLocal residents rushed all the injured persons to a nearby hospital where Biswas and Ghosh were declared brought dead. The injured persons are undergoing treatment at the hospital. It is said they suffered serious injuries. According to the police, the deceased had bled excessively and this led to their deaths. The incident caused traffic congestion in the area. Local residents said the truck was moving at a high speed and as a result the driver could not control the vehicle. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe police are probing the matter to find out what exactly led to the incident. According to a senior police officer, the truck directly hit the motorbike, which Ghosh and Biswas were riding. Both the victims were thrown off the motorbike due to the impact of the accident. The truck later hit another motorcycle leaving three riders badly injured. The injured persons are serious and they have been kept under observation. The police reached the spot immediately after the incident and started a probe. The truck driver managed to flee from the spot along with the vehicle. The cops are on a hunt to nab the driver. Local residents alleged trucks often float speed limits. The issue was brought to the notice of the local administration but no steps have been taken in this regard.last_img read more

Serie B in chaos

first_imgPro Vercelli President believes Serie B is now in chaos and here is why.Bari and Cesena have failed to register for the Serie B for next season as a result of financial difficulties as both clubs are bankrupt. However, the issue comes from uncertainty regarding who’ll replace both clubs in the league next season.The two clubs can start over in Serie D provided Mayor of both cities can find new investors for the two teams. Avellino have been granted more time to come up with a guarantor so as to register for the upcoming season in the league.With Ternana, Pro Vercelli, Virtus Entella and Novara all relegated from Serie B, what is certain is that there’ll be two or three empty spaces left to fill in the league.Some of those clubs could be brought back to the Serie B, but it remains unclear as to which clubs will be giving that second chance.Report: Juve loan out young midfielder Kastanos George Patchias – August 23, 2019 Grigoris Kastanos is the latest Juventus youth player to go out on loan.The Cypriot international midfielder arrived at Juventus at the age of 16…Novara have recently won an appeal that could see them afforded the opportunity to return. The club were fined for paying to pay salaries back in 2015 but they appealed to the FIGC and the decision was overturned.Siena and Virtus Entella believed to be in the running to play in Serie B but with the current situation surrounding Novara, they are believed to be favourites.Novara’s eligibility now means Pro Vercelli are almost certainly out of it as they finished behind Novara on the log last season.“It’s all chaos. It is pointless to speculate now, we’ve to wait till the table is drawn.” Pro Vercelli President told the press, according to Football Italia.last_img read more

Solskjaer reveals how he intends to improve Rashford

first_imgManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed his plans for Marcus Rashford, who believes has “far more” than he did in terms of physical attributesThe English striker has only found the net five times in 22 games for United this season, amid struggles under former manager Jose Mourinho.Following Solskjaer’s appointment, however, Rashford excelled in both of the Norwegian’s games in charge of United against Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town.Now Solskjaer has paid tribute to the talented 21-year-old and intends to improve him further by working on his movement and finishing in the area.“I think Marcus Rashford has got the motivation and inspiration himself to become the best he can be,” Solskjaer told the club website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He practises a lot, he’s got so much more than I had in the physical attributes – his pace and strength, striking from outside the box.”Maybe I can give him a little bit of that nous that I had in the box – your movement to get free, that little bit of calmness in front of goal. But it’s easy to say when I was 27, 28 or 29 because Marcus is 21 and still learning.“But for me, the most important thing is to settle him down in front of goal. I’ve seen him rush a few finishes like ‘I really need to get a shot off early’.“Sometimes you just pass it past the keeper, because if there’s a defender you just pass it past him or you go past him. That goal will never move. I’m really looking forward to having the amount of talent that I’m working with now up front.The 45-year-old was a prolific scorer himself during his own playing days with 127 goals in 364 appearances for United, which includes the famous match-winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.last_img read more