We are underdogs, but we are ready – Reynolds

first_imgThey are one step away from lifting the title and are quite familiar with the venue, but head coach of the Wolmer’s Boys School Vassell Reynolds, says his team will step into today’s ISSA/FLOW Super Cup finale as underdogs. Wolmer’s will come up against the offensive machine that is Cornwall College at Sabina Park in a 6 p.m. kick-off, on a turf that might as well have been the Maroon and Gold’s backyard given their successes there. Wolmer’s, one of the more consistent teams in the island particularly in knockout competition, will face a stern test in Cornwall College, who are unbeaten after 16 games. “The fact that most people don’t expect us to win, we will be a little bit more relaxed and comfortable. I want my boys to feel that way, and play freely,” underlined Reynolds as he looked forward to today’s contest. “Possibly 10 percent of the public expects Wolmer’s to win, but we are gearing up to use that as a motivating tool and we relish that, to perform under the under-dog status banner,” he told The Gleaner. “Ninety per cent of the public will expect Cornwall to steam roll us but we are not daunted, we are just confident and privileged to go out there and perform against a very good Cornwall College team,” he added. Reynolds is adamant his charges will not allow Cornwall to take the game to them, dismissing any notion his team will play boring football. “It won’t be any boring football, sometimes to grind out a result you have to do what you have to do, and we will do whatever is necessary to win important games,” Vassell noted. “We have to take our chances, I am certain that the sort of fire-power they have in terms of the number of goals they have scored, we have to defend well. Reynolds will have a fully fit and focused roster of players today and ready to rotate properly for extra-time or penalties. He contends there will be room for error, and while Wolmer’s have not scored big in the campaign, they will be hard to score on. “We are positive that we are capable of winning the game, the guys will have to come out and play to the best of their ability. Tomorrow’s performance will have to be our best for the season so far,” Reynolds warned.last_img read more

Five things we learned from the El Classico

first_imgBarca, already crowned champions, remain 15 points ahead of Real in the table but this clash was about more than just points.Here, we look at five things we learned from a controversial contest.No such thing as a dead ClasicoIf Sunday’s match proved anything, it is that the Clasico always means something.Eight yellow cards and one red pointed to the heat in the game, which fizzed throughout and briefly erupted during five bad-tempered minutes at the end of the first half.Without the usual relevance to the league table, and with their differing fates in La Liga and the Champions League, this match came down to a basic need to prove one team was better than the other.Barca will claim Real scraped a draw against opponents down to 10 men for half of the match while Real will say they were without their star player for the same time, and perhaps longer at full fitness.And that is not to mention the many grievances against the referee, from both sides, that could have swung the result. In the end, the debate was left open.Ronaldo makes Real sweatReal Madrid face an anxious wait to see if Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for the Champions League final © AFP / Josep LAGOZinedine Zidane’s nightmare, far more than a defeat at Camp Nou, would surely have been to lose Cristiano Ronaldo to injury less than three weeks before the Champions League final.Real now face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the damage, with tests due to be carried out on Monday.After the match, Zidane reported that Ronaldo had said it was only a “small problem” but in the same breath admitted the striker was a “little bit worried” by the swelling.The hope will be that Ronaldo played on for 31 minutes after his collision with Gerard Pique because the damage was not significant, rather than made it worse to avoid sitting out a Clasico.Either way, the Portugese will now endure the unwanted attention that comes with sustaining an injury so close to a crunch game. Liverpool will watch with interest.Barca showing their champion coloursPerhaps if there was a match to demonstrate all the attributes that pushed Barcelona to a domestic double, this was it.There was the individual brilliance of Messi, who steered the momentum by putting his side ahead with a superb solo effort in the second half.There was the important save from Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who denied Ronaldo early on.There was the grit and resilience instilled by Ernesto Valverde, as Barca played for 45 minutes a man down but still eked out a draw. There was the standing ovation for Andres Iniesta and valuable opener from Luis Suarez.There was also a little bit of luck, as Real were denied a clear penalty late on when Jordi Alba booted Marcelo.This was Barca, not always at their mesmerising best, but gutsy and, in the league at least, unbeatable.Bale makes his caseGareth Bale could be heading for the exit in Madrid © AFP / LLUIS GENEGareth Bale had the last word and he will hope Zidane was listening.After being left on the bench for both semi-final legs against Bayern Munich, and taken off at half-time against Juventus, Bale is most likely to start the Champions League final against Liverpool as a substitute.He has three more games to change Zidane’s mind and this was a decent start, his goal, a left-footed curler into the top corner, reminiscent of the forward at his sensational best.But it was not all plain-sailing for Bale, who was lucky not to be sent off for thrusting his studs into Samuel Umtiti’s calf and, for large spells, was a bit of a bystander out wide.This was Bale’s 15th goal in 24 games this year, an impressive record, but perhaps Zidane was left still wanting more.VAR will add accuracy, but at what cost?This would have been a fascinating test-case for VAR, a match that was ultimately decided by poor refereeing decisions but defined by its fluency, tempo and aggression.La Liga will introduce video technology next season and Zidane, rather pointedly, said: “Then we’ll see how a match like this turns out.”But the bad calls hindered both teams. VAR might have ensured Real were awarded a late penalty, Bale was sent off, Suarez penalised before Messi’s goal and a second Suarez goal, ruled out for offside, stood.But would the game have been better for it? Perhaps more accurate, but the stoppages would also have killed its rhythm.This match showed why VAR can be valuable but cannot be intrusive.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi bagged his league-leading 33rd goal of the campaign as Barca stayed on course for a historic unbeaten season © AFP / Josep LAGOMADRID, Spain, May 7 – Barcelona emerged from a thrilling Clasico the more satisfied on Sunday as the 10-man Catalans edged closer to a first unbeaten La Liga season following a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid.Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergi Roberto both missed the second half at Camp Nou, the first injured, the second sent off, as Gareth Bale’s late strike rescued Real a point. Lionel Messi had given Barca the lead after early goals from Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.last_img read more

Senator warns unfixed Inishowen water problems will pass on to Letterkenny

first_imgSenator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn says he was ‘astounded’ to learn that very little progress has been made on fixing water pipes in South Inishowen – just as the supply is due to be extended to Letterkenny.The Donegal Senator conveyed his disappointment at the latest response from Irish Water on the replacement of water pipes in the Slab Lands in Burnfoot and Burt that supply water from the Eddie Fullerton Dam reservoir to homes in South Inishowen.Even though the works to extend this water supply to Letterkenny is approaching completion, Irish Water have confirmed that they are continuing to work on the assessment, design and planning of the pipe replacement on the Slab Lands and they have not provided a timeline for the completion of the works. Senator Mac Lochlainn said:“Irish Water know that there is a real problem with the pipes along this stretch. They have repeatedly burst over recent years, causing huge inconvenience for home owners and businesses in South Inishowen.“A year ago, I arranged a meeting between Irish Water and local public representatives and we were pleased when Irish Water confirmed that they intended to replace these problem pipes.“However, a year on and it appears that little progress has been made. This is astounding when we consider that the works to extend this water supply on to Letterkenny are almost complete”. “As it stands, these regular pipe bursts in this area are now going to inconvenience homes and businesses in Letterkenny too. This doesn’t make sense and I am calling on Irish Water to review this whole issue and prioritise the replacement of these problem pipes as a matter of urgency.“The bottom line is that Irish Water should have fixed this problem water supply to South Inishowen before sending it on to Letterkenny”. Senator warns unfixed Inishowen water problems will pass on to Letterkenny was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Heated exchanges in RS over child trafficking case

first_imgThe Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed heated exchanges between treasury benches and Congress members over the alleged involvement of a BJP leader in the Jalpaiguri child trafficking case. Trouble began soon after Rajani Patil of the Congress raised the issue of child trafficking in Jalpaiguri in which BJP West Bengal women’s wing leader has been arrested. Deputy Chairman P. J. Kurien asked her not to take any name. She said 40 per cent of human trafficking cases in India are reported from Assam and West Bengal.Personal allegations As she was elaborating her point, BJP MP Rupa Ganguly suddenly stood up and claimed that personal allegations were being levelled against her. This led to heated arguments between members of the ruling party and the Congress. Amid the heated exchanges, Mr. Kurien said if the name of an MP has been taken “directly or indirectly” by which people can understand who it is meant for, will be expunged. The West Bengal Crime Investigation Department (CID) had unearthed the child trafficking racket during raids at homes and nursing homes in Baduria area of North 24 Parganas district and Behala in the southern fringes of Kolkata and some other parts of south Bengal in November last year.In her special mention, Jharna Das Baidya (CPI-M) raised the issue of steep hike of ₹ 86 in price of non-subsidised LPG cylinder. She said the “unprecedented” hike in the price has caused lot of hardship to consumers who have given up subsidy on LPG cylinders or those who have exceeded their annual quota of 12 cylinders and demanded that the hike should be rolled back. Senior CPI-M leader Tapan Kumar Sen said millions of Central government employees are on strike on Thursday to protest against non-filling of vacancies, which has increased to 40 per cent of the total posts. He also said the government has “betrayed” the employees by not honouring the commitments to trade unions that the minimum wages recommended by the Pay Commission would be revised upwards.last_img read more

Medicos’ strike in Rajasthan escalates

first_imgHundreds of resident doctors of the hospitals attached to medical colleges in Ajmer, Kota and Jodhpur on Wednesday extended their support to over 8,000 in-service doctors who have gone on an indefinite mass leave, as the deadlock between them and the Rajasthan government continued for the third day.While the resident doctors boycotted work for two hours, the medical services in the government hospitals continued to remain crippled. The doctors have placed as many as 33 demands, including the formation of a separate cadre and fixation of new pay grades.Talks inconclusiveTalks between Medical and Health Minister Kali Charan Saraf with the representatives of agitating doctors ended without any result on Tuesday night. Mr. Saraf reviewed the situation of healthcare services and seasonal diseases at a meeting with the Health Department’s senior officers at Swasthya Bhavan here on Wednesday.Mr. Saraf said that contrary to the doctors’ claim of having submitted mass resignations, he had not received any papers. “There is no legal validity of collective resignations. Such an act will only invite disciplinary action,” he said.The Minister affirmed that no doctor had submitted an individual resignation because they knew that it would be accepted. “Our doors are open for talks, but the doctors should not test our patience,” he said, adding that alternative arrangements had been made for treatment of patients in private hospitals.last_img read more

PSC: Children’s Games should be blueprint for nationwide program

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES “Having it here can encourage other communities to do the same,’’ said Daut on the second day of the Children’s Games Thursday at the Baguio Athletics Bowl. “But these communities should not be totally dependent on what the PSC has been giving. They should also be self-reliant in terms of looking for support,’’ added Daut, who is also deputy national training director of the Philippine Sports Institute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOver 400 kids from the area began to play in various team sports such as volleyball, football, basketball and running in the three-day competition that will end Friday.It was the fourth offering of the Unesco-cited Children’s Games after holding it in Davao City, La Trinidad, Benguet and Iligan City for the children of evacuees from war-torn Marawi City. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Read Next PSC chair Butch Ramirez said the Games would return to Davao in Turil town this weekend, which will gather children from different religious and tribal backgrounds to play together and socially interact.“The more kids that can play, the more talents we can discover. These Games, however, are not just about producing excellent athletes. It’s also about increasing the participation and the awareness to motivate more kids to get into the playing field,’’ said Daut. Children’s Games in Baguio City.BAGUIO CITY—The Children’s Games of the Philippine Sports Commission here in the country’s Summer capital should serve as a template for other communities to replicate.Professor Henry Daut, PSC head for grassroots sports development, said making the Games designed for 12-year-old kids and younger a regular activity in the city’s 128 barangays would not only promote fun and fitness but also expand the talent base of future elite athletes.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Double duty for water polo stars: Canete, Anota fielded in open water swim View commentslast_img read more

Howard, Hornets rally to beat Wizards in overtime

first_imgView comments Howard had 26 points and 13 rebounds, including a key block at the end of regulation and a crucial offensive rebound in overtime, in the Hornets’ 129-124 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.The Hornets improved to 7-2 at home. But they’re still below .500 overall because of a 1-7 road record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We love playing at home,” Howard said. “Thank you, Charlotte. That energy in the building is what keeps us going. But now we need that same energy on the road.”There was plenty of energy in the Spectrum Center as the Hornets rallied from a 9-point deficit with 3 1/2 minutes remaining in regulation to force overtime. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “We had the game won,” said John Wall, who had 31 points and 11 assists to lead the Wizards. “Give them a lot of credit because they are a team that never stops fighting for sure. They just came and took the game from us.”Hornets guard Nic Batum left the game in the second quarter with a left elbow contusion and did not return. Batum missed the first 12 games of season with a torn ligament in the same elbow.Clifford offered no update on Batum’s injury.If Batum is unable to go, Lamb would return to the starting lineup and rookie Malik Monk would likely see additional playing time.Along with the steal and layup in overtime, Lamb made some big shots for the Hornets with Batum out of the game. That’s become par for the course this year.Lamb is averaging 16 points per game this season, while shooting a career-best 41.3 percent from 3-point range. He’s never averaged more than 10 points per game in his previous five seasons and never shot better than 35.6 percent from beyond the arc.“I just try to make plays,” Lamb said. “Kemba has a lot on his shoulders the whole game so I try to help him on the offensive end at the end of the game because they trap him and I’m left open so I just try to knock down those shots.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Hornets coach Steve Clifford said “nine points in this league — as good as these guys are— is not that big of a deal.”The Hornets battled back behind the gritty play of Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb, who each finished with 24 points.Walker made a driving layup with 17 seconds left and then added two free throws with 2 seconds remaining to tie it. Howard blocked Beal’s baseline jumper at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.Charlotte carried the momentum into the extra period with Walker knocking down a leaning 3-pointer from the top of the key after a scramble for a loose ball. Lamb followed with a block and a coast-to-coast layup for a 5-point lead.Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added a driving layup and Lamb buried a jumper from just beyond the foul line to push the lead to six with 1:24 remaining. But the big basket came when Howard grabbed air-ball from Lamb out of the air and laid it in to beat the shot clock.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LeBron gets stitches, scores 23 in fourth as Cavs beat Nets Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, drives into Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—The Charlotte Hornets keep finding ways to win at home.Now if Dwight Howard and his teammates can figure out how to win away from Charlotte they might become a very dangerous team.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justicelast_img read more

SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER WESTSIDE STANDOFF (UPDATE)

first_imgUpdated 11:20pm 1/10/18SIOUX CITY POLICE HAVE A MALE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY FOLLOWING AN HOUR LONG STANDOFF ON THE CITY’S WESTSIDE WEDNESDAY.SGT. JEREMY MCCLURE SAYS OFFICERS WERE DISPATCHED TO 2612 GEORGE STREET JUST BEFORE 2PM FOR A DISTURBANCE CALL AT THAT RESIDENCE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MCCLURE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………OF THAT LOCATION. :13MCCLURE SAYS THE SUSPECT’S MOTHER FLED THE HOUSE AND THEN COUNTERMAN BARRICADED HIMSELF INSIDE:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MCCLURE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……WITH A K-9. ;22POLICE TOOK MICHAEL COUNTERMAN INTO CUSTODY AROUND 3PM.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MCCLURE3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….FOR THIS INCIDENT. ;18MCCLURE SAYS NO OTHER INJURIES WERE REPORTED IN THE INCIDENT.COUNTERMAN WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AND TAKEN TO THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON CHARGES OF 2ND DEGREE BURGLARY, SECOND DEGREE ARSON AND ASSAULTING AN OFFICER.HE IS BEING HELD ON $21,000 BOND.PHOTO COURTESY KMEGlast_img read more

9 months agoMan Utd hero Neville: Solskjaer still has work to do

first_imgMan Utd hero Neville: Solskjaer still has work to doby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must continue to prove he can permanent manager of the club.Sunday’s win over Tottenham Hotspur took Solksjaer’s record to six wins from six since taking over as caretaker manager in December.But Neville believes his former teammate still has prove his worth to win the top job.”Before the game, I said if Manchester United lost the game, the result should not determine the outcome of the next United manager,” Neville told Sky Sports.”One thing I will say is because Manchester won, it shouldn’t determine the outcome of the Manchester United manager.”It shouldn’t be like that. We shouldn’t flip from week to week as to whether Solskjaer should be the Manchester United manager at the end of the season or not.”It’s something that I think will need to be looked at in April or May when there’s been a body of work put in.”But it’s been a wonderful start. I’m delighted for him as a person because he’s a brilliant person. He’s a thinker of the game and you’ve seen that in the first half against Tottenham.”He’s come through the coaching ranks in the right way.”He’s done his grounding, if you like, in the reserves at Manchester United. He’s gone away to Norway and done well at Molde. He’s come back and had his bad experience at Cardiff which I think most managers would say that you need. He’s gone back to Molde and now he’s got a little break.”It might be the break of his life but there’s still a lot of work to do. He won’t be getting carried away because he’ll recognise there’s still a lot of work to be done.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

MPC Container Ships Adds Another SecondHand Vessel

first_imgzoom Norwegian shipowner MPC Container Ships has entered into an agreement to acquire another 2006-built containership.The 2,800 TEU vessel, which will be renamed AS Clementina, was bought for a price of USD 10.5 million. The ship in question was built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea.Physical takeover of the vessel is anticipated to take place in the first quarter of 2018.The latest purchase, which would push the company’s fleet to 44 vessels, comes a day after MPC Container Ships said it bought two second-hand boxships worth USD 21.8 million.The previously bought ships, namely AS Carolin and AS Camellia, also feature 2,800 TEU each and were built in 2006 by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. They are set to join their new owner in February.In January 2018, MPC Container Ships received Oslo Stock Exchange’s approval for a full listing of shares on Oslo Axess. Trading of the company’s shares on Oslo Axess started on January 29 under the ticker symbol “MPCC”.In addition, the company said earlier that it was considering a USD 100 million senior secured tap issue of its outstanding bonds maturing in September 2022.last_img read more