Jamaica squad for Nicaragua World Cup qualifier

first_img Rodolph Austin – captain (unattached), Joel Grant (Exeter City), Simon Dawkins (Derby County), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska), Lance Laing (Edmonton FC), Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), Michael Seaton (Portland Timbers), Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers), Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace), Michael Hector (Chelsea FC), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls), Romer Parkes (AD Isidro Metapan), Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps), AndrÈ Clennon (VPS Vaasa), Hughan Gray (VPS Vaasa), Je-Vaughn Watson (FC Dallas), Demar Phillips (Real Salt Lake), Duwayne Kerr (Sarpsborg), Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers), Christopher Humphreys (Preston North End), Sergio Campbell (Columbus Crew), Upston Edwards (Portmore United), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View), Ladale Richie (Montego Bay United), Cordell Simpson (Montego Bay United), Giles Barnes (Houston Dynamo), Deshorn Brown (FC Valerenga). The squad will be reduced to 23 for the game on Friday. Jamaica squadlast_img read more

Read More →

Amerindian Heritage Month activities kick off tomorrow

first_imgThe Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry is set to kick off its month-long calendar of activities on Friday, in observance of Amerindian Heritage Month, which is being observed under the theme “Proud of our Indigenous identity, celebrating in Unity.”In an interview with Guyana Times, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Aletha Grant, said the Hallelujah Group from Jawalla in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) would be the headline performance at the prayer service scheduled for Friday. She said the Ministry chose the Group since not a lot of coastlanders are aware of the Hallelujah religion.“So it’s basically, we have a member of that group blowing a horn which means that you’re welcoming people, you’re calling them to gather and when that’s done we have this religious dance…. we form a circle and we go around and members of the group leading that procession will sing hymns of course in their own language and we will be participating,” she explained.This year, the Ministry expects the Heritage Village at the Sophia Exhibition Centre, Greater Georgetown, to be bigger than previous years and has since taken the initiative to add two tents to facilitate additional exhibitions.Currently, the organisers do not have a direct count of the amount of exhibitors but Grant noted that persons are indicating their interest on a daily basis so the number is forever growing. She adds that the ceremonial opening of the month’s activities is scheduled for Saturday at the Sophia Exhibition Centre and Heritage Village will run from September 1-5.There are a lot of activities planned for the Hertiage Village exhibition. It was related that there will be a number of Indigenous artistes. Additioanlly, there would be 10 groups from the various regions travelling to Georgetown to showcase their talent.“We’re trying to bring talent out there that people would’ve never known about. So we’re trying to spread it out so that everybody can have an equal opportunity and other Guyanese can say wow, Indigenous people are really talented,” Grant explained.The cultural extravaganza is expected to last for two hours on each night and starts at 19:00h, with follow up entertainment by various artists, such as Blaze Antonio, calypsonian King Harpy and the Mighty Perai.One of the most anticipated activity of the Amerindian Heritage Month’s celebration is Heritage Sport which will see Indigenous sportsmen and women competing in football matches, archery, cricket, swimming and volleyball. TheIndigenous People’s Affairs Ministry PRO, Aletha Grantgames would be held at the Everest Ground on the weekend of September 23.“We just recently… last week came back from the North Pakariama Games and that was really exciting; very very exciting. Paramakatoi in the finals defeated Kanapang 5-2 (in the football match), so of course they are so excited to come meet Region One because they hear so much about the Mabaruma team and they want to come head on. These guys are really really preparing to show the ball weaving skills they have,” Grant said.Additionally, MoIPA will be hosting Grade Six students from Monkey Mountain in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Baramita, Region One (Barima-Waini) during the week of September 10 as a part of its educational tour schedule. The students would be exposed to various historical sites and monuments while understanding the workings of city life. This is to better equip them with the skills needed to sit the National Grade Six Assessment examinations.This year, MoIPA is aiding exhibitors in the creation of a brand for their products so as to ensure uniformity and easy understanding for those intending to purchase. Grant explained that they would be providing the exhibitors with labelled bottles and packets for their products to be displayed and sold.“What we’re trying to do is get that Ministry brand out there, so these products will be branded properly; it will be visible enough so as soon as you look at it… and that is what we want out there so that people can see every year we try to improve our presentation,” she said.The month of activities will culminate with the annual Fundraising Dinner at the Mirage Banquet Hall on September 29. Tickets costs $10,000 and all proceeds would go to enhancing the Amerindian Hostel located on Princes Street, Georgetown.last_img read more

Read More →

Pedal cyclist struck by intoxicated GDF rank succumbs

first_imgFifty-seven-year-old pedal cyclist Ramlackhan, who was struck down by an intoxicated corporal attached to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday last at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).His death occurred less than two weeks after he underwent emergency surgery while in an unconscious state at that hospital.Meanwhile, the military rank is yet to be charged since the file that had been sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to have a driving under the influence charge laid has not been returned to the police to date.Commander of C Division, Calvin Brutus had recently explained to this publication that since Ramlackhan had been involved in the accident, he never regained consciousness.Therefore, while he was in an unconscious state, the only charge that could be laid against the army corporal was that of DUI.“Dangerous driving is subject to the individual. So, we have already started the preliminary work in relation to the advice for the Driving Under the Influence (DUI). But not the accident in general…given the present state of the victim.”However, according to the police on Friday, now that Ramlackhan has succumbed to his injuries, investigations into the situation will take a different route since the military official can be charged with causing death by dangerous driving.“The army rank is presently on station bail but has to return to the police station on Monday [June 24, 2019]. The file for the DUI is yet to be returned to us [police] for further action. In relation to the pedal cyclist losing his life, further investigation has to be done since the victim died,” the police explained.On May 25 last, Ramlackhan was struck down while on the Vryheid’s Lust Railway Embankment Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD), by motorcar PRR 7815, which was allegedly being driven by the soldier. The severely injured man is said to hail from Lot 346 Martyrs Ville, Mon Repos, ECD.At the time of the accident, Ramlackhan was towing another friend who is reportedly from Sixth Street, Success, ECD. His friend suffered minor injuries.Reports are that on the day in question, the duo was riding along the roadway when they were hit off the bicycle by the vehicle being driven by the GDF rank, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol.Ramlackhan was picked up and taken to the GPHC, where he was admitted a patient.A breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of the vehicle, and it was discovered that his alcohol intake was above the legal limit. Investigations into the matter continue.However, Commander Brutus had earlier this month explained that the soldier who was allegedly driving the car involved in the accident was released into the custody of the Army.“The Joint Services Protocol dictates that we hand him over to his superiors pending the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). With regards to Police having custody of Joint Services ranks, it is dependent on the category of crime. For instance, if it is murder or so, they will stay in our [GPF] custody. If it is a lesser category, we hand them over to their respective agency and they will take responsibility to bring them back whenever is needed; or if advice is to charge, they will make them available and bring them so.”last_img read more

Read More →

V.E. Brandl Flyers take first place in home tournament

first_imgThe Flyers opened the tournament with a 4-0 win over the Spirit River Rangers. Kale Goulet got the shut out in goal. Saturday morning things got started early for the Flyers with a game against the Grande Prairie A squad. The Flyers took the win 4-2 and took on the Grande Prairie B team Saturday afternoon. The final game of the round robin was a breeze for Fort St. John as they cruised to a 15-2 win.The Flyers met up with Sexsmith in the finals who also went undefeated in the round robin. Sexsmith opened the scoring less than five minutes into the game, but the Flyers tied things up with just over five minutes left in the opening period.- Advertisement -Heading into the second period with the score still tied at one, Sexsmith scored twice in 19 seconds to take a 3-1 lead. Shortly after the third Sexsmith goal the Flyers would cut into the lead and trailed 3-2 heading into the final frame.With a strong effort needed in the third period the Flyers came out strong and got the job done. They got the tying goal and the go ahead goal mid way through the third in a 33 second span, and rounded out the scoring with an insurance marker with 8:35 left in the third.Scoring in order for the Flyers were Chase London, Jace Wieler, Seth Sutherland, Tyler Musgrove, and Naythen Zinck.Advertisementlast_img read more

Read More →

Champions League Draw – Follow it live!

first_img Champions League Draw – Follow it live! 1 Find out who Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City will face in the group stages.(function() {var lb24 = document.createElement(‘script’); lb24.type = ‘text/javascript’; lb24.id = ’24lbScript’; lb24.async = true; lb24.charset=”utf-8″;lb24.src = ‘//v.24liveblog.com/embed/24.js?id=1266676’;(document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(‘body’)[0]).appendChild(lb24);})();last_img

Read More →

Chelsea line-up v Watford: Mourinho signals changes for FA Cup test

first_imgChelsea boss Jose Mourinho may be forgiven for putting out a supremely strong side for his side’s next clash – Sunday’s FA Cup encounter against Watford – but it looks as though he will take a more pragmatic approach.Clearly unhappy at the manner with which the Blues lost to Tottenham last time out, the Portuguese looks likely to rotate his squad as the arduous festive period draws to a close.Boasting a fully-fit squad, Mourinho has a wealth of options for the visit of Watford, commenting that it represents the perfect opportunity to freshen his players up and provide game time for those severely lacking.“Obviously we are going to rest a couple of players. That’s normal,” he said.“We want to try to beat Watford, but at the same time we have to analyse the players’ condition and make the right decision for them.“I have players from the first-team and players that we need to have in condition to play.“Hopefully Ramires is getting there step-by-step. He played 45 minutes [against Tottenham]. He’s a player we need and he’s a player we haven’t had for the first part of the season.”Beyond Ramires, there are slight concerns over Thibaut Courtois, who – although not expected to play this weekend – injured a finger against Tottenham.Below is how Chelsea could line-up: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 1 1 Chelsea fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Watford? Comment below…last_img read more

Read More →

South Bay defends turf against Saugus

first_imgCROSS COUNTRY: Mira Costa places five in the top nine to win boys Cup title. By Tony Ciniglio STAFF WRITER The South Bay Cup was designed to be a showcase for the area’s cross country teams, so one can imagine the furor when Saugus was invited to participate this season. “All I wanted was for the South Bay to represent today,” said Adler, who covered the flat, 2.9-mile course at Columbia Park in 15 minutes. “I didn’t want Saugus to come in here and show us up. With about 800 meters left, I made my move, and I was thinking what a good win this would be for our team.” Adler spoiled the feel-good story of Leuzinger’s Jose Lezama, who finished in second place in 15:03 despite only one practice session since winning the Bay League’s opening meet last week. Mira Costa’s Danny Kalinowski took third place in 15:12. Adam Conover secured sixth place in 15:25, and Mitchell Giles rounded out Mira Costa’s pack with a ninth-place finish in 15:28, not allowing much of an opening for the other teams. Redondo twins Cody and Simon Schmidt (rest) and West Torrance front runner Andrew McCarty (sickness) missed the race. But Lezama, Kalinowski and Adler finished 1-2-3 at the opening Bay League meet with the Schmidts and McCarty competing. “It wasn’t so much a preview of Bay League 2 as it was a rematch of Bay League 1,” Adler said. “A lot of West and Redondo runners were not here, so we can’t read too much into the results. “But I love how our team is running right now. We’ve done everything right so far and we’re training well. We just need to keep this up.” Hard-charging Alex Rosales of San Pedro finished fifth in 15:24, just behind Saugus’ Brandon Jauregui (15:23). Other South Bay top 10 finishers included South Torrance’s Tyler Almeida (seventh, 15:26) and North Torrance’s David Archila (eighth, 15:27). Lezama certainly grabbed more attention. Lezama, last year’s Bay League runner-up, originally did not intend to run this season to focus on soccer. But he made a surprise appearance at the opening Bay League meet and won the race last week. “Every time I go to these meets, people know me,” Lezama said. “I’m definitely staying with cross country now. And the people who gave me encouragement made me want to come back.” Lezama, bothered by a thigh injury suffered at a soccer practice, had only one practice session – a two-mile run. Lezama went out with Kalinowski early, but did not have the energy to pass Adler at the end. “Going out with (Kalinowski) in the first mile killed me. He was going too fast,” Lezama said. “Maybe if I had been training … I might’ve got the other guy at the end. “I’m going to start putting soccer aside to focus on running.” Murphy did her best to uphold the South Bay’s reputation on the girls side, eclipsing the 17:25 course record she set as a freshman with her 17:24 mark. But Saugus flexed its collective muscles as two runners shattered Murphy’s previous record. Champion Katie Dunn ran the 2.9-mile course in 16:53, and Kaylin Mahoney followed in second at 17:15. After Murphy, Saugus had the next four runners – Brianna Jauregui (17:25), Amber Murakami (17:46), Anne Randall (17:50) and Nina Moore (18:00) – for 18 points, beating Mira Costa (49), which ran without Shadeh Tabatabai (sickness). “They were all really good – it’s OK losing to them because they are such an insane team,” Murphy said. “That’s exactly what a cross country team should be. Hopefully, we’ll get to that point eventually.” Saugus is coached by former San Pedro resident Rene Paragas, who ran at El Camino College in the mid-1990s. And Saugus did not take this event lightly. “It felt like a small meet, especially compared to Woodbridge, but we came to compete,” Dunn said. “Every race, we’re going to push hard to make people aware of us.” West Torrance’s Elena Inouye posted a strong eighth-place finish in 18:17, finishing ahead of Mira Costa’s Aleyna LaCroix (18:30) and Savannah Pio (18:31). Inouye placed third last season. “Having Saugus here provided more competition for sure,” Inouye said. “It was like `Wow’. You were envious of them, but it made you work harder too. When I passed a Saugus girl, it was cool because I was passing a girl on a nationally ranked team.” tony.ciniglio@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Granted, Saugus is a bona fide cross country power, its girls ranked No. 3 nationally by Harrier’s and its boys a solid CIF Southern Section Division I program. Yet this event was supposed to be a South Bay exclusive, not a battle to uphold the area’s reputation. Luckily, Mira Costa stood its ground for the South Bay. The Mira Costa boys, led by Alex Adler’s strong performance, posted an impressive win over a Division I opponent by packing five runners into the top nine for a score of 30 points, easily outdistancing second-place Saugus (68). No one was going to beat the Saugus girls, but Mira Costa’s Kevyn Murphy broke up the Centurions’ pack with an eye-opening third-place finish, the only South Bay runner to crack the top seven. last_img
Read More →

Leicester close in on signing of Monaco winger

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Latest Leicester News Leicester are reportedly close to signing Rachid Ghezzal from Monaco.The 2015/16 Premier League champions are believed to have agreed a fee in the region of £10m to secure the 26-year-old’s services. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed center_img targets How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal Ghezzal is set for a move to the King Power Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won According to Sky, Ghezzal is understood to have spent his weekend undergoing a medical with the club.An agreement of personal terms between the two parties is expected to be a formality. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP possible standings RANKED shining The Algerian winger is seen as a potential replacement for Riyad Mahrez, who left Leicester for Manchester City earlier this summer.Ghezzal played 35 times for Monaco last season and can be utilised on either wing or as an attacking midfielder. His most frequent position is on the right hand side.last_img read more

Read More →

Froch ordered to face Groves in rematch

first_imgThe International Boxing Federation has ordered a rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves.It means Froch must defend his super-middleweight crown against the Hammersmith man within 90 days or risk being stripped of the IBF title.It comes after champion Froch, who also holds the World Boxing Association’s version of the championship, suggested he was likely to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr in Las Vegas rather than face Groves in his next bout.Groves, 25, was almost immediately reinstalled as the IBF’s mandatory challenger – a position he held prior to his clash with Froch in November.Groves was on top before being stopped.That fight ended in a controversial defeat for the previously unbeaten challenger, when referee Howard Foster halted the contest in the ninth round in what was widely seen as a premature stoppage.Despite being an underdog going into that fight, Groves floored the Nottingham man in the first round and wobbled him on several occasions before Foster abruptly stepped in after a flurry of shots from Froch.Groves would be in line to fight another opponent for the vacant title should Froch, 36, opt to relinquish the belt rather than agree to a rematch.See also:Heartbreak for Groves in world title clashFroch insists ref was right to stop fightPromoter predicts Froch-Groves rematchGroves: I’ll bounce back and be championGroves’ trainer reveals he had reservations about fight refereeGutted Groves says he proved he belongs at the top levelFroch claims Groves rejected rematch offerGroves to face Froch in rematch on 31 MayFroch-Groves rematch will be at WembleyGroves vows to avenge ‘stonewall robbery’Groves: My left hook will finish FrochFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Read More →

H-DNL football: St. Bernard’s wins slugfest against Eureka

first_imgFor the first time in program history, St. Bernard’s reigns supreme over Eureka High.Will Omey rushed for two touchdown, Lane Thrap added a third and the Crusaders defense controlled its neighbors from down from the way from the first kick to the final knee as St. Bernard’s downed Big 4 Conference foe Eureka 21-13, Saturday afternoon at Crusader Field.“We stood tall today,” Crusaders head coach Matt Tomlin said. “I couldn’t be more proud. We practice as a family, play as a family and win as a …last_img

Read More →