Excelsior High lifted the urban area ISSA/GraceKennedy Shield cricket title for the first time in 53 years, after defeating Eltham High by 220 runs in the final at Melbourne Oval.Guided by national Under-17 batsman, Raewin Senior, bowling his part-time left-arm spin, Excelsior bowled out Eltham for 90 in their second innings on yesterday’s third and final day.This was after Eltham were set a difficult victory target of 331 at the end of day two.Eltham were bowled out for 96 in their first innings, while Excelsior made 228 and 178 in their respective innings.”We are very elated to finally get this off our backs,” stated an elated Kirkland Bailey, coach of Excelsior.”It’s been since 1963 that Excelsior last laid hands on this title and it feels good to finally take it home back to the family.”Needing to score a further 253 runs to pull off an upset win, Eltham, resuming on 58 for three, started badly by losing two wickets for the addition of two runs.This left their captain and main batsman – national Under-19 representative Ramone Francis, who batted at number six – with the Herculean task of doing damage control. He was the seventh man out when he was stumped off the bowling of left-arm spinner Rushawn Riley for 27.Riley supported Senior ended with three for 13.”We planned how to get the victory last (Tuesday) night and it worked,” Bailed explained.”Once we kept it tight, they would not have the technical competence to handle our bowling.”They have one extremely good player (Francis) and he would have to do everything for them.”Shawn Headlam, coach of Eltham, who were seeking their second title in three years and seventh overall, said he was expecting a tougher fight from his charges.”It’s a bit of a surprise how we folded,” he said. “We were a bit confident coming into the final day, given that most of our key batsmen were yet to come.”But no one wanted to stay around with the captain and in the end it cost us. It was poor cricket by us, over the three days.”He added: “We will just have to now turn our attention to recapturing the urban area Digicel Twenty20, as well as try and go on to win the all-island Twenty20.”Before Excelsior’s triumph, the closest they had reached to the title since 1963 was in 1981 and 1996 when under the leadership of Courtney Walsh and Chris Gayle, respectively, they reached the final.
January 20, 2020
St Jago High and Bridgeport High will meet in a top clash in Group G of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup football competition at the Spanish Town Prison Oval in St Catherine today, starting at 3 p.m.Both teams enter the game on seven points apiece from three games, but St Jago have a better goal difference. The St Jago team has scored four goals with none against, while former champions Bridgeport scored four times with two goals against.With an automatic FLOW Cup spot at stake for the group winner and also spots in the Manning Cup second round and Walker Cup knockout competitions, the teams are aware of the importance of getting a positive result.St Jago’s head coach, Glen ‘Bobby Reds’ Laing, says the game is a big test.”This game’s gonna be the test in the group. I am hearing that they (Bridgeport) are a strong running team,” Laing told The Gleaner yesterday.He also pointed out that “our defence is tight and yet to concede this season, but we have some young players up front, so we have to be patient”.Laing’s main players include captain Akeem Chambers, Jelani Thomas and Shaquille Wright.Assistant coach of Bridgeport, Jason Grant, says his team’s approach is to win each game.LEAD THE CHARGE”It is a very important game as both teams are in the lead on points. We have to go out there and continue to work for each other,” Grant reasoned.Bridgeport will look to players such as captain Kyle Ming, Shakeem Powell and Donte Green to lead the charge for full points.In other games in the group, Calabar High will look to for their second win in four days when they face Cumberland and Hydel are highly fancied to beat lowly Campion College.Meanwhile, Kingston College (KC), with maximum nine points from three games, will look to move further ahead when they face third-placed Ascot High in Group C at the National Stadium, starting at 3 p.m.Ascot on the other hand will look to spoil KC’s record and stay in contention in the group.The Ludlow Bernard-coached KC have been the most impressive team in the competition. They have scored 10 goals and are yet to concede. Rashawn Mackinson is the Purples’ top player, with seven goals. He should get good support from Fabian Grant, Nathan Thomas and Javain Brown.Today’s gamesKingston College vs AscotDenham Town vs St Mary’s CollegeNorman Manley vs PapineMeadwobrook vs Haile SelassieJonathan Grant vs St CatherineArdenne vs Pembroke HallWolmer’s Boys vs Jose MartiDunoon vs Edith Dalton JamesKTHS vs CamperdownCumberland vs CalabarCampion College vs HydelSt Jago vs Bridgeport(Home teams are named first and all games start at 3 p.m.)
January 18, 2020
Renowned Liberian Businessman-turned politician Benoni Urey has urged commercial drivers and vehicle owners in the country to take Ebola serious and avoid taken sick people in their vehicle to various ETU.“We need to avoid this disease and join the government to fight against the deadly Ebola virus that is claiming the lives of our citizens, Mr. Urey asserted.Speaking last Friday at the official launch of an Ebola Taskforce of the Federation of Road Transport Union of Liberia (FRTUL), in Paynesville City, Mr. Urey said the fight against Ebola is a national cause that requires nationhood, not political loyalties.Mr. Urey, who is also expected to contest for the 2017 Presidential election, said the very essence of Liberia is at stake and therefore President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf needs to have an effective team. The problem is not about politics but how to fight the virus, he declared.”We need a leader that can control the situation above ministerial positions, inclusive of real medical and other key technocrats. We need patriots and not politicians to defeat Ebola” he told FRTUL leaders.The current situation in Liberia, according to Mr. Urey, is not about politicizing but about the country and therefore it should be the concern of everybody to play a role that will yield positive results and help win the war against Ebola.Hear Mr. Urey: Ebola is highly contagious and very deadly, “We must try to take all precautionary measures to protect ourselves from body contact.”The 2017 Presidential hopeful urged the public, especially commercial drivers, to lend their full cooperation in this all important health emergency, noting that commercial drivers also transport the virus from one destination to another.The Liberian businessman went on to say that when the Ebola outbreak started in Liberia, people said that “we were politicizing the whole issues but today here it is, it’s has gone beyond our limits, to the extent that we cannot even fight this battle alone.”The virus has cause tremendous and unbelievable loss of many innocent lives in Liberia, Mr. Urey lamented.He continued: “We suffered unnecessary setbacks from our failures to adhere to alarms raised by the media and suggestions made that Lofa should be given special attention when this Ebola outbreak was centered there.”“Don’t allow sick person get in your vehicle, and even if they enter, sprayed in the entire car, Urey admonished the drivers.He advised commercial drivers in the country to be careful how they go about taking passengers.For her part, Una Kumba Thompson, former Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, underscore the need for everyone to the join in eradicating the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia.According to Mrs. Thompson, Ebola does not pick or choose and has no boundary. “Therefore, we as patriotic Liberians need to join the government to fight this global health crisis.”She told the FRTUL members that government cannot fight the virus alone but needs the collectively efforts of all Liberians, especially the commercial drivers who lives are at risk. So they, too, should join the fight and say that “Ebola is Real.”The former Deputy Minister said the Ebola is not the concern of the President alone, but all citizens of our beloved country.Earlier in his welcome remarks, William P. Flomo, president general and chairman of the Taskforce, said the initiative is designed to combat the dreadful Ebola virus within the transport sector.According to Mr. Flomo, the rationale behind the operation is to make it possible to minimize body contacts, which most times takes place in overloaded vehicles, especially buses, since the main mode of transmission of the Ebola virus is through coming into contact with body fluids of affected persons.Mr. Flomo said the battle against the Ebola virus disease is above all politics, tribe and other compatriot differences.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
January 12, 2020
A pensioner was on Tuesday afternoon crushed to death in his car after a sand truck being driven by a drunken man crashed into it on the Corentyne Highway.Dead is 71-year-old Narinedatt Lowhar, called “Uncle Balo”, of lot 23 Number 47 Village, Corentyne. At the time of the accident, he and his wife were in a motorcar bearing registration plate number PJJ 25 and were turning into their yard when the truck bearing registration plate number GPP 2369 slammed into the car sending it 30 meters away.Dead: Narinedatt LowharWelliama Lingen, 55, the dead man’s wife, said she was rendered unconscious by the impact and cannot remember much, but recalls residents having to remove her husband from the wreckage.“When ah catch myself they take me out from the car and my husband leave in and I tell them to go and see what happen to him,” the grieving widow said. She added that she saw persons wrenching open the car and then she lost consciousness the second time.Meanwhile, an eyewitness, Zoreen (only name given), who lives nearby said it took villagers several minutes to remove Lowhar from the wreckage. She said they were on their way home when they noticed the wrecked car on the road and screamed for help.The woman related that when she went to the rescue of Lingen, her husband got some men who were in the vicinity to wrench open the vehicle to get the injured man out.The damaged car in which the couple were travelling“When they get him out they put him to lie down on the ground and I check and his heart was beating,” she told this publication.Lowhar was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Skeldon Hospital and then transferred to the New Amsterdam where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Meanwhile, the Police said the accident occurred at about 18:40h.Reports are the truck driver told the Police that he was about to overtake the jeep, when Lowhar made a right turn a short distance in front of his lorry and in the process, the left front of the lorry collided with the right side of the jeep.The Police said a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver and his alcohol level was above the legal level. A close relative of the driver said the lorry driver was overtaking another sand truck being driven by his son when he collided with the car.Meanwhile, Rohan Singh, 45, on Number 52 Village was refused bail when he appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.Police Prosecutor, Inspector Orin Joseph told the court that the Police are preparing other charges for Singh and asked for bail to be refused.He was remanded to prison and the case will continue on June 9 when other charges are expected to be filed against him.
January 11, 2020
The rivalry, he said, is between a set of a very old Pasadena Latino gang and a local set of the African-American gang known as Bloods. Although police said the crime cluster was definitely gang-related, they resisted labeling it a “race war.” “We don’t know exactly what’s causing this,” said police Chief Bernard Melekian. Information from sources on the street and inside prisons varies and is not necessarily accurate, he added. Melekian expressed his deep concern for the safety of Pasadenans and reiterated that the police department’s role is to “keep kids from killing each other.” It’s hard and dangerous duty enough, he noted, without society expecting public-safety officials to provide the social solutions to inter-racial problems. PASADENA – A former gang member and ex-felon from Northwest Pasadena says he has turned his life around and wants to reach out to area teens during what he terms the current gang-related race war. “City officials need to admit there’s a race war going on in Pasadena,” said Michael “Money Mike” Peterson, 38, who said he is an original member of the Raymond Avenue Crips, an African-American street gang. “I understand police and officials want to maintain Pasadena’s unblemished reputation and keep property values climbing,” he said, “but the public has a right to know what’s happening.” He said the first of four violent crimes on May 6 and 7 involved black against Latino gangs and spurred a wave of Latino-against-black retaliation attacks. The department’s Operation Safe Streets, an increased gang-enforcement effort begun in early February after several shooting deaths, had been scheduled to conclude May 9. But following a 30-day period with no deaths or shootings – before the two deaths May 7 – officials decided to prolong the operation, said Deputy Chief Chris Vicino. “We make no apologies for our efforts to stop loitering and loud parties and to give priority to all gang-related calls,” said Melekian. “Our objective is to keep citizens safe.” Melekian noted that several drive-by shootings had occurred after such parties in the city’s Northwest, and said that he is willing to take any criticism for an increased patrol presence on the streets if it protects people from violence. Peterson, a self-proclaimed authority on gang culture, is now a member of CURE, Common Unity Reaching Everybody, a Los Angeles-based anti-gang organization. As is often the case in gang culture, the basis for the fight is difficult to clearly define. Gang-related shootings occur over drug deals, retaliation or even for fun, Peterson said. “This is a race war,” Peterson said. “They’re sharing neighborhoods in Northwest Pasadena. The drug trade gets a little crowded. Some of the racial aspect entrenched in gang prison life spills out into the street. It’s about time to tell the truth.” On May 16, Jose David Elias, 20, of Pasadena; Eric Perez, 22, of Azusa; and Joseph Raymond Ruiz, 22, of Alhambra – all admitted gang members – were arrested and charged with two counts of murder for the daylight shooting deaths May 7 of Jamal Varcasia, 21, and Anthony Walker, 37, according to police. A woman – who may have been driving the get-away vehicle, according to Peterson – was also arrested. The two-day crime surge began at 11:30 p.m. May 6 when Christian Peralta, 19, was shot in the back at the Super Liquors store in the 100 block of East Orange Grove Boulevard. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
January 10, 2020
“It is a blow losing any players for us. Kevin has come back and he’s trying to work hard and I think sometimes he tries too hard. He needs to realize once you come back to a high level, it takes time to adjust. I can’t really blame him because he is always giving 110 percent since he wants to come back stronger,” Gor head coach Dylan Kerr told Capital Sport.Guikan went for an aerial ball and had a mid-air collision with Tusker FC players, falling awkwardly on the ground with his tongue being trapped at the back of his mouth.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWhile Omondi started in the match against Esperance in Machakos last Wednesday, Guikan was an unused substitute as he had just returned having rested for seven days following a concussion.However, the tactician will be pleased with the availability of midfielder Humphrey Mieno who has missed the last two games with a knee injury, coincidentally picked up against Esperance during the first leg.Gor Mahia are scheduled to depart Nairobi for Tunis via Doha Thursday midnight, and they were in high spirits as they had dinner together at the popular Ranalo Dishes in the city centre.Gor Mahia players having dinner. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I am amazed by the camaraderie and team spirit that these players have. We are here, laughing and smiling together, everyone talking of that big game,” Kerr noted.He added; “It is a tough match definitely because we are going away to a very good team. But I have told these players that they have a chance of making Kenya proud. We just got to roll our sleeves up, have some pride for yourselves and if we do it, we will get off the plane as heroes,” the tactician offered.-Kerr under pressure-Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr (Left) with Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno (Right). Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe tactician has admitted that he is under pressure to deliver a first group stage appearance for Gor since 1994 when they reached the quarter finals of the CAF Cup but remains rooted on the ground that his side will not crumble under pressure.They carry with them to Tunis a 0-0 draw from the first leg in Machakos and any kind of a scoring draw will take them through to the group stages on the away goal rule.Kerr’s first target heading into the tie on Sunday will be to avoid conceding.Gor Mahia talented winger George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo against Esperance’s Fosseny Coulibaly. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“We have to make sure we don’t concede early then we also ensure that we match their energy and enthusiasm at home. I have players who can score, but we have to be careful on how we manage the expectations. We have to keep our feet firmly on the ground and let the players do the job,” the tactician further stated.If Gor lose to Esperance in Tunisia, they will still have a shot at making it into the group stages of continental football, though this time in the second tier CAF Confederations Cup.They will be drawn into a home and away play-off with the top 16 teams from the Confederation Cup first round with the winners proceeding to the group stages.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi in action against the Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea during their CAF Champions League first leg clash hosted at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 11, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 15- Gor Mahia will be without midfielder Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi and forward Ephraim Guikan for their CAF Champions League first round return leg tie against Esperance in Tunisia on Sunday with the two having been ruled out with injury.Guikan dislocated his shoulder during last weekend’s Kenyan Premier League 1-0 win over Nzoia Sugar while Omondi who skippered the team for that match stretched his hamstring in training.
December 29, 2019
December 24, 2019
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Drake University men’s golf team earned its best finish of the season as the Bulldogs finished in fourth place out of 24 teams at the Kingsmill Intercollegiate on Tuesday.Drake tallied its best round of the season, recording a 285, for a total of 868 (292-291-285). Penn State took home the team title with a score of 845, followed by Tennessee (850) and TCU (855), respectively.”I am really proud of the guys. We were focused all week and I think having a better score each day shows how well they stayed in the moment,” Drake head coach Matt Lewis said. “Awesome finish for Tommi and Drew. This should be great momentum for the team going forward.”Sophomore Drew Ison fired a career-low 66 (-4), tied for the lowest round of the day and finished in fourth place with a score of 210 (74-70-66). Ison’s fourth place finish was his first top-five finish of the season and second of his career. Freshman Tommi Avant wrapped up his strong performance with a career-low score of 213 (68-72-73), placing tied for seventh which was his first top-10 finish of his career. Fellow freshman Jack Kennedy shot a one-over par 71 to finish the 54-hole event with a 222 (74-77-71), while sophomore Matt Lavery finished just two shots behind Kennedy with a 224 (77-72-75). Senior Blake Huser rounded out the Bulldogs’ effort with a score of 233 (76-77-80).The Bulldogs return to action on April 2 when they travel to Bloomington, Ind. for the NYX Hoosier Invitational. Print Friendly Version
December 22, 2019
Kirinya JSS’ Charles Ayieko(second left) with some of his players at the press briefing ahead of today’s game against Proline FC. Photo by Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–Having won both their last two games at home, Proline FC will seek to make it three in the trot and first away from home when they face Kirinya JSS at Bugembe stadium.Proline who played back-to-back home games defeated Soana and Mbarara city easing the relegation fears that had already started oozing in the minds of the fans.However, the team will do without versatile defender Ivan Bukenya who still has not recovered from a hamstring injury he sustained in the win against Soana.Fellow defenders Ibrahim Ssendi and Sakka Mpima will not feature due to illness while midfielder Nuldin Bunjo is a long term absentee.Summer signing Alex Ewuchie Dichimma, a Nigerian, is expected to make his league debut after sorting his fitness and licencing issues.For Kirinya JSS, first choice goalkeeper Thomas Ikara returns to action following an injury he sustained in their previous game. Striker Bashir Mutanda who has also been out since the start of the season is also expected to feature in tonight’s game.Charles Ayieko, the Kirinya JSS coach, said his time aims at coming top of the table.“My players are in good spirits and we hope for the best of results,” Ayieko said.Mujibu Kasule, the Proline FC coach, hopes his team will replicate the form and results on the road.“Kirinya is not an easy team but I am confident we can get all three points,” he said.Comments
December 22, 2019
Gardaí in Letterkenny have tonight launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man’s body earlier this week.The man, understood to be a 36-year-old Polish national, was found with injuries at Sylvian Park.It was initially thought the man had fallen down some stairs and he was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital on Wednesday afternoon last, November 1st at around 4.49pm. The injured man died on Friday 2nd November 2017 as a result of injuries sustained.A post mortem was carried out by the State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy and this investigation has now been upgraded to murder.Speaking at Letterkenny Garda Station tonight Detective Inspector Pat O’ Donnell appealed to any person who may have information in relation to this investigation.He also appealed to any person who visited Sylyan Park between 8am and 6pm on Wednesday 1/11/17 to contact the incident room at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67100, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Breaking: Gardai launch murder investigation after man’s death in Letterkenny was last modified: November 6th, 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) Tags:Gardailetterkennymurderpost mortem