Hydel sweat on ISSA decision

first_imgDespite being reduced to nine men, a resilient Hydel High refused to surrender Group I leadership to their rivals and are still occupying pole position with four points, courtesy of a fighting come-from-behind 2-2 draw with former champions Camperdown High at the Constant Spring Field yesterday.Hydel’s main goalscorer, Nicholas Nelson (11 goals), fired low and hard at goal, which Stephen Barnett followed up and hit home in the 41st minute for his 10th goal of the season.Barnett was again pivotal in the 86th minute. His free kick, which dipped and swerved from goalkeeper Kristoffe Samuels, rebounded to Rodari Edwards, who spanked home in the 86th minute.Camperdown’s scorer was Kevin Clarke, who netted in the 46th and 80th minutes, as captain Tevin Shaw missed a 64th-minute penalty which could have won the game for his team.Hydel’s captain, Kurt Thomas, was sent off after picking up a second yellow, and Kevin Wright also followed, for hard tackling. The two-man difference gave Camperdown ample space to do damage and score, but they just couldn’t.In the earlier contest, Denham Town leapt into second position, edging Innswood High 1-0 at the same venue.Substitute Orlando Brown received an aerial ball, wrestled past his marker and struck home his first goal of the season in minute 77.The result leaves the Ferry-based school on four points for the time being, one ahead of Denham Town.Meanwhile, Denham Town are banking on the hope that Hydel will lose three points gained from them, following their 3-0 loss last Tuesday.It is being challenged that Hydel used an ineligible player, Howard Morris, who was given a red card in the FLOW Super Cup game against Clarendon College, but started for Hydel.A boardroom meeting with ISSA will rule on the matter tomorrow as to whether Hydel will keep or lose three invaluable points.”I am confident it will go in our favour, because based on all the rules we have seen and based on FIFA rules and ISSA rules, we are safe,” Hydel’s coach, Geoffrey Maxwell, told The Gleaner.”No, we were not wrong,” he continued. “There is nothing wrong in what we did.”Meanwhile, Denham Town’s Omar Edwards said: “Who knows what will happen on Friday. We are very optimistic. We have Camperdown to play, and I believe that we are in a good stead going forward. Our intention is to go all the way.”Hydel will play Innswood – who are without a win – in their final game.Yesterday’s ResultsGroup IDenham Town 1 Innswood High 0Hydel 2 Camperdown 2Today’s gamesGroup H1:00 p.m. Vauxhall vs Jamaica College3:00 p.m. Holy Trinity vs Wolmer’sBoth matches will be played at Constant Spring Fieldlast_img read more

Do it again: Mighty Mouse defends belt vs Cejudo at UFC 227

first_imgMOST READ Mighty Mouse loves the practice of mixed martial arts, and he thrives on the discipline necessary to hone his skills. But that’s just about all Johnson cares about in the MMA game — and that’s basically why one of the greatest fighters in the sport’s history isn’t even headlining the show at UFC 227 on Saturday night in Staples Center.During 11 consecutive title defenses of increasing brilliance, Johnson has become arguably the most tactically well-rounded and creative fighter ever to step inside a cage. But when asked if he is the greatest mixed martial artist in the sport’s history, Johnson dismisses the question with an arched eyebrow and tries to turn the discussion back to video games, his true passion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“That kind of thing is all about hype and what other people think,” Johnson said. “I don’t really worry about it.”The 5-foot-3 Johnson’s disinterest in his legacy has been underlined by his steady refusal to move back up in weight from the 125-pound flyweight class to the 135-pound bantamweight division, where he fought earlier in his career. While he has hinted there’s a dollar figure that could change his mind, Johnson would rather keep embarrassing the world’s top flyweights instead of chasing a superfight with bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw or former champ Cody Garbrandt, who will meet in the main event at UFC 227 in another rematch. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Dib quits after losing to Farmer in IBF super featherweight bout Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES “I don’t care,” Johnson said. “That’s not my goal. I’m just focused on Henry Cejudo.”Cejudo was knocked out by Johnson just 28 months ago in the first round of their much-hyped meeting, but the Olympic gold medalist freestyle wrestler is already back for another crack at the most unsolvable problem in MMA. Although Cejudo is only six months younger than Johnson, Cejudo started training in mixed martial arts in January 2013 — four months after Johnson won the UFC belt in his 19th professional fight.The reason for this rerun is twofold: Cejudo is a better, more experienced fighter now — and Johnson would rather grant a rematch to a flyweight than chase bigger bouts with bigger fighters.Nobody doubts Cejudo has improved in the two years since his loss to Johnson. He embarked on a worldwide quest to round out his game with trips to Brazil, Thailand and the Netherlands, and he has won his two fights in the interim against contenders Wilson Reis and Sergio Pettis.Yet even the Los Angeles-born Cejudo knows he’s a major underdog against Johnson in the UFC’s first show in three years at LA’s most prominent arena.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img FILE – Demetrious Johnson (r) battles Wilson Reis (l) during their Flyweight Championship bout on UFC Fight Night at the Sprint Center on April 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Demetrious Johnson has been the UFC flyweight champion for the entire existence of the weight class, becoming the longest-reigning champion in the promotion’s 25-year history. He has won 13 consecutive bouts and cleaned out the 125-pound division so thoroughly that previously trounced opponents are getting second chances.Yet any discussion about Johnson’s place in the mythical pound-for-pound rankings or the annals of UFC history ends quickly, due to Johnson’s insistence that he couldn’t care less.ADVERTISEMENT “Even my fans might not think I can win, but I use all of that as motivation,” said Cejudo, who ended up flattened by Johnson’s blizzard of strikes in their first bout. “I burn it for fuel. Somebody has to dethrone him. There has to be a new story line. The baton has to be passed, and it’s my time.”One flickering reason for optimism exists for Cejudo: Johnson is coming back from the longest layoff of his 11-year professional career. Thanks to an injury, Mighty Mouse hasn’t fought since last October, when he submitted Ray Borg.Johnson dutifully fulfilled his promotional responsibilities this week in Los Angeles and then ducked back to his hotel room to play video games on his laptop. Although cordial to most reporters, Johnson has been actively antagonistic toward the media in general for years, repeatedly complaining about instances of what he sees as inaccurate coverage.Yet Johnson also has complained about his paychecks relative to other UFC champions, apparently failing to see the connection between his level of fame and the public’s interest in paying to watch his fights. Johnson wants the prizes without playing the game, oddly enough for a relentless gamer who can get advertising and subscription revenue from his streaming exploits.Perhaps Johnson sees the contradiction, but it doesn’t change the way he approaches his sport or his real life. He fights for self-improvement, and for money to support his wife and soon-to-be three children — and not for anyone else’s approval.“I’m not going to go out and buy a Rolex (after a fight),” Johnson said. “I’m going to buy video games and a new computer. That’s just who I am.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Kartumu Boakai Builds Resource Center in Margibi County

first_imgAs part of her programs to move the Group of 77 to another level, Madam Kartumu Y. Boakai, wife of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, has constructed a modern resource training Center in Kakata, Margibi County. The center is the first of its kind for the disable community in that part of the country.Madam Kartumu Y. Boakai, wife of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, has been touring Bong, Nimba and Grand Bassa Counties to meet with people with disabilities that are under the umbrella of the Group of 77, a program under the auspices of the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia.The Group of 77 was started in 1977.In the three counties, Mrs. Boakai presented food items and non food items and reassured people living with disabilities that the Government of Liberia believes they have a place in the society and can still contribute towards the advancement of the country.Madam Boakai encouraged them to rise above their condition and get involved in meaningful activities like anyone else. She distributed rice, clothes, clutches, wheel chairs, toys, educational materials and household items made available by the Office of the Vice President and Samaritan Purse International respectively.Mrs. Boakai cautioned them to cultivate a culture of respect for their leaders and further muster the courage to prove those who believe that they are trouble makers wrong.In Grand Bassa County, Superintendent Etiweda Cooper pledged a parcel of land for the Group of 77 for the construction of similar facilities in response to an appeal made by Mr. Boakai.Also in Bong County authorities had earlier made a parcel of land for the construction of a resource center there.In Nimba County, the disabled are engaged in animal husbandry, soap making as well as arts and crafts.Meanwhile, both the Superintendents of Grand Bassa and Bong Counties have pledged their support to the efforts of the Madam Boakai in transforming the lives of people with disabilities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Campbellville couple nabbed with cocaine in home

first_imgA Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown couple are now in the custody of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) following the discovery of over one kilogram of cocaine in their home.Based on reports received, ranks of the drug enforcement unit swooped down onThe couple’s Campbellville, Georgetown homethe property on Tuesday where they conducted a search during which the cocaine was discovered.Upon the discovery, the owners – Andre Gomes, called “Zipper” and his wife – were arrested. They are expected to be charged shortly.Guyana Times understands that a quantity of cash, jewellery and other valuables were seized by the CANU ranks.Reports are the couple have been under surveillance by drug enforcement officers for quite some time now. Two weeks ago, CANU conducted a raid at several houses at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, resulting in the arrest of two siblings and discovery of over two kilograms of cocaine concealed in the ceiling of one of the houses.In addition, several vehicles and an undisclosed sum of cash were seized. One of the siblings was charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. She pleaded guilty to the charge, and was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment and fined $17 million.last_img read more

Exclusive – Gallacher: Settled Scotland side key to Euro 2016 qualification

first_imgFormer Scotland international Kevin Gallacher believes the Tartan Army’s recent form is down to picking a consistent starting eleven throughout their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.Gordon Strachan’s men lie level on points with Germany and the Republic of Ireland in Group D following their 1-0 win over the latter last night.Shaun Maloney’s memorable strike brought the Scots back into contention for qualification with a top three place in the group now a real possibility.And Gallacher believes that Strachan’s squad consistency has been crucial to Scotland’s recent form.“Gordon has stuck with a tried and tested team and he hasn’t really changed the team much,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast show. “Look at the starting eleven, most of them have started the campaign. There may have been a couple of suspensions here and there, but it is a settled side now.“That’s why they are playing so well together, they know each other’s jobs, are helping each other out and carving out results.”The former Scotland forward has warned excitable fans not to get carried away though as it is still a very ‘tight group’.“It’s down to Scotland and Ireland to battle it out for that third place now. You never know, Poland might falter and the Germans might slip up again, but that’s what we have to rely on,” he added.Looking ahead to the keenly anticipated friendly against England on Tuesday night, the former Tartan army star admitted he was keen to grab the bragging rights for once.“Hopefully England, and Scotland, bring a strong side,” he continued. “Both nations have wanted this for a while now. We had it last year and got entertained with goals so, why not again? Scotland v England is a great game.“There is a lot of banter, especially when you are living down here. You are get battered from pillar to post with stick, it’s time to give it out again. So, hopefully Scotland can get the result.”last_img read more

Hispanic WWII vets speak in cartoon

first_imgWASHINGTON – Cartoonist Hector Cantu decided if the stories of Latino soldiers were going to go untold in Ken Burns’ upcoming World War II documentary, he’d have “Baldo” tell them. This week, Cantu and co-creator Carlos Castellanos unveiled Benito “Benny” Ramirez in their syndicated comic strip “Baldo,” which appears in 200 newspapers. Benito is a composite character based on the actual stories of several Hispanic World War II veterans. Their experiences are featured in a book by University of Texas journalism professor Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez. “We are telling a little story about a Latino serving in World War II and there will be millions of people exposed to that,” said Cantu, whose two uncles were veterans of the war. “Will we reach as many as Ken Burns? Probably not. But there will be more people out there who know about Latinos serving in the U.S. military.” Ken Burns, speaking at the National Press Club Wednesday, said he and his crew announced their presence in the four towns the film focuses on, Waterbury, Conn.; Mobile, Ala.; Sacramento; and Luverne, Minn. He said they reached out to historical societies and veterans groups and no Hispanic groups or Hispanic veterans came forward; neither did Filipinos or women who served in Army and Navy units known as WACS or WAVES, he said. “We could not have told the story of the Second World War if we burdened ourselves with seeking every single group,” Burns said. After Hispanic groups initially complained about the documentary, Burns and PBS agreed to hire Hector Galan to add Hispanic voices. They then struck an agreement with the American GI Forum, a Hispanic veterans group, to include those in the film voices before the credits rolled. That did not satisfy some, including Rivas-Rodriguez. “He continues to say things like he rose above the politics,” Rivas-Rodriguez said. “I’m still not convinced he understands what this is about.” Two Hispanics were added to the first episode’s discussion of the Battle of Guadalcanal, the first major Allied offensive attack on a Japanese-held island, Galan said. Galan said Burns’ archival footage had many Latinos, but none were interviewed. “What we can say now is the series `The War’ does have a Latino voice. Before we couldn’t say that. A lot of people are going to be disappointed there wasn’t more.” Galan said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In Monday’s installment, Benito began his war story by removing his artificial leg. In Tuesday’s, he’s shown in front of a men’s restroom that bears a “Whites Only” sign. The “Baldo” strips, running through Sept. 27, are among several activities planned around the Sunday start of Burns’ 15-hour series, “The War,” which Hispanic groups have criticized for inadequately representing their role in the conflict. Four protests of the documentary are planned at local PBS stations Sunday in California; a Capitol rally is to be held in Austin, Texas; others will hold exhibits, commemoration days and panel discussions in their cities. Some events have already been held and others will continue through the month. Organizers said they want to inform people that Hispanics who fought discrimination and racism at home served valiantly in the war and on the homefront. “This is not just going to be about people being angry,” said Rivas-Rodriguez. “We need to walk away from this feeling empowered and feeling we stood up and said we are not going to take this anymore.” last_img

Premier League Preview Show

first_imgThis week, Tom Rennie is joined by former Premier League star Jason Euell to talk Southampton v Liverpool.Meanwhile, ex-Tottenham player Kevin Watson discusses their derby clash with West Ham, Alan Brazil gives us his three to watch and Ray Hudson from Sirius XM plays ‘Tom against the world’.last_img

GPS IN THE JACKET LINING

first_imgSAFETY: For parents worried about their kids, the $500 outerwear can also protect against knife slashes. By Kate Schuman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON – Parents may worry less about losing their child – and the kid’s expensive coat – with a new piece of winter wear that includes a global positioning tracker. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The jackets, released this week by the British clothing company Bladerunner, have a GPS tracking device in the lining. The device can track the jacket anywhere in the world, within 43 square feet. “The jacket is not something that was released due to people losing their kids,” said Adrian Davis, a partner at Bladerunner. “It was originally made for mountain climbers, skiers and snowboarders.” Davis said the company decided to make a children’s version of the jacket aimed at parents concerned about their children’s safety. Using Google Earth maps, users can watch the jacket wearer move with updates every 10 seconds.But they don’t need to be online to find out where the person is. Users can also receive alerts to their e-mail or cell phone when the jacket leaves a boundary, meaning parents could receive alerts whenever their children skipped school, left the neighborhood or went to their boyfriend’s house – so long as the child was wearing the jacket. Bladerunner, which designed the jacket and commissioned Asset Monitoring Solutions to craft the tracking device, made headlines in the spring when they released slash-resistant clothing for children, aimed at those worried about increasing knife crime in London. The new jacket is also equipped with the slash-resistant lining. The tracking device uses a rechargeable battery that can last for about 18 hours. A children’s tracking jacket costs $500, plus $20 a month for the tracking technology. An adult jacket costs $700.160Want 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

Gruden, Buccaneers are not satisfied

first_img 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Both clubs are excited about their prospects in what’s generally regarded as a wide-open bracket in the NFC. “I think every year there are dark horses that jump onto the scene. It’s just fact,” Gruden said. “I don’t really think that anybody thought New England, in their first Super Bowl season, was going to go from 5-11 to 11-5 and win the Super Bowl with a backup quarterback. I don’t think anybody thought we were going to do it either. There are some interesting teams in the field.” With Gibbs at the helm, Washington is one of them. The Redskins rebounded from a three-game losing streak that included a 36-35 loss at Tampa Bay on Nov. 13, to win five straight down the stretch and make the playoffs for the first time since Washington lost 14-13 to the Bucs in a divisional-round game in 1999. Jon Gruden rejects the notion that his surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already had a successful season. “We don’t want to have that loser’s mentality about, ‘Gee, we overachieved in some people’s eyes,’ or ‘Hey, we’ve had a good year.’ Baloney,” Gruden said. “You’re not playing in this organization for any other reason than to compete for championships and we want to make the most of our opportunities.” center_img Thanks in no small part to an infusion of young talent on offense, the Bucs (11-5) went from 5-11 in 2004 to winning the NFC South title this season. They will end a two-year hiatus from the playoffs when they host Washington (10-6) this afternoon in the NFC wild-card round. The game also marks the Redskins’ postseason return under Joe Gibbs, the three-time Super Bowl winner who came out of retirement two years ago to resuscitate a team that made the playoffs once during his 11 seasons away from the NFL. last_img read more

Donegal Student Choir in rehearsals – Pic Special

first_imgStudents from secondary school from all over Donegal pictured at the rehearsal at the Raddison Hotel in Letterkenny for the Donegal Student Choir under the guidance of Anne McAteer of Errigal College.Our photo includes students from Gairmscoil Chú Uladh Ballinamore, Magh Éne College Bundoran, Coláiste na Carriage, Carrick, Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, Deele College Raphoe, Finn Valley College, Stranorlar, Errigal College Letterkenny, Crana College Buncrana, Abbey Vocational School Donegal Town and Mulroy College Milford.All photos by kind permission of Brian McDaid. Gairmscoil Chœ Uladh, Balinamore pictured with tutor Kelly McGroryErrigal College, Letterkenny with Enya O’Donnell and Margaret McAteerDeelle College, Raphoe with Maranda LyndonMagh ƒne College Bundoran with Sarah LukeMolloy College with Karen PattonCrana College Buncrana students at the rehearsals.Abbey Vocational School, Donegal with Loraine QuinnFinn Valley College, Stranorlar with Lisa Trayor and Luise CampbellSt Catherine College Killybegs, with Mary Gallagher and Karen Mc CruddenCol‡iste na Carriage, Carrick with Colette Mc DevittColgate Ailigh , Letterkenny with Marie Mc TeagueThe dancers that will compete in the “strictly come dancing” for Colaiste Ailigh at the Mt Errigal starting on April 1st pictured at their press conference to announce details of their forthcoming event. Photo Brian McDaidDonegal Student Choir in rehearsals – Pic Special was last modified: March 9th, 2017 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 read more