JC, KC clash in Walker Cup final

first_imgJamaica College (JC), fresh from gaining a fourth consecutive lien on the coveted Manning Cup, will be aiming to complete a Corporate Area double this afternoon when they face Kingston College (KC) in the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup final at the National Stadium. Kick off time is 5 p.m.The history of the Walker Cup shows that the school from Hope Road has only won the Walker Cup on just two occasions since it was first played for in 1961. KC, on the other hand, have lifted the Cup eight times. Only St George’s College, with nine liens, have a better record.While he has been very successful in the Manning Cup, JC’s coach, Miguel Coley, has not won the Walker Cup and he will, no doubt, want to add another cup to the school’s trophy cabinet.”JC are confident, but not overly confident. The work has been done, and it is just for the young men to go out and execute,” JC’s manager Ian Forbes told The Gleaner.Forbes, while maintaining respect for their old rivals, assured all that his players “want to win”.STRONG CHALLENGE”They have a very rich history and tradition, and it’s always a humdinger when both teams play, so we are expecting a strong challenge from KC, but as I said, we are confident in our abilities, and we expect to go out and do well,” Forbes said.While JC’s Coley is yet to win the Walker Cup, KC’s coach, Ludlow Bernard, has won it twice, in 2012 and 2013, at Wolmer’s Boys.He wants his charges to go all the way, having already ousted last season’s champions, Wolmer’s Boys.”I really expect the members of the team to give a good account of themselves. These are two competitive ball-playing teams. Both have faults within their ranks, and I think it’s just going to be a matter of who exploits each other’s weaknesses more,” he assessed.Bernard said his players have got over their 3-0 Manning Cup semi-final loss to Wolmer’s and are ready for today’s game.”The players are very upbeat. They see it as an opportunity to secure a piece of silverware for the team,” stressed Bernard.JC will expect top-level performances from key players Tyreke Magee, Donovan Dawkins – a man for the big occasion, and the leading scorer in this year’s competition with three goals, captain Oquin Robinson and Ronaldo Brown.KC will look to to goalscorer Rashaun Mackison, Trayvon Reid and defender Javian Brown, the team’s captain.Both teams recorded contrasting results en route to today’s decider.JC netted five goals, and conceded none. They beat Holy Trinity 3-0 and Haile Selassie 2-0.KC clipped Wolmer’s 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 full and extra-time scoreline and had a 1-0 win over Bridgeport.The ISSA-FLOW Urban Under-14 final between reigning champions KC and Tivoli High will precede the Walker Cup final. It’s set to kick off at 3 p.m.last_img read more

Draxler joins PSG

first_imgWOLFSBURG, Germany (AP):Germany’s attacking midfielder Julian Draxler has joined Paris Saint-Germain from Wolfsburg in a deal reportedly worth up to US$49 million.The 23-year-old Draxler has reportedly received a four-and-a-half-year deal according to a release from Wolfsburg. Both sides agreed not to disclose the transfer fee.German news agency dpa reported a fee of $43.9 million with bonuses of up to $5.2 million.Draxler joined Wolfsburg from Bundesliga rival Schalke for around 36 million euros in August 2015, but he never really settled at the Volkswagen-backed club.Draxler’s fortunes mirrored that of Wolfsburg. Bundesliga runner-up and German Cup winner in 2015, Wolfsburg are fighting relegation, with coach Dieter Hecking and general manager Klaus Allofs both losing their jobs earlier this season.Draxler had previously looked for a move – resisted by Allofs – and below-par performances saw him whistled at times by the club’s own fans.WORST HALF-SEASON”It was the worst half-season in my life,” Draxler said last Tuesday after Wolfsburg’s 2-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach.Draxler scored five goals in 34 league games for Wolfsburg. Altogether, he has 23 goals in 153 Bundesliga games and three in 27 games for Germany.”Of course, on one hand, I regret Julian’s departure because he’s an outstanding football player. On the other hand, I think this step is the right one for all parties,” Wolfsburg coach Valerien Ismael said. “In both games against (Eintracht) Frankfurt and in ‘Gladbach he again gave everything and showed that he cared about our club. I hope that he now finds a new challenge in France.”last_img read more

MPBL: Marikina, Muntinlupa get opening day wins

first_imgAllan Mangahas paced Muntinlupa with 16 points, six rebounds, and five assists, while Parks finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort.Meanwhile, the Marikina Shoemakers turned back the Gen San Warriors, 81-88, in the curtain raiser.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownYves Sazon, a standout from Philippine Christian University, exploded for 33 points, 10 rebounds and four assits in the win. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 New-look Archers earn praise from Baldwin: They’re rugged, hardworking Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View commentscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Marikina and Muntinlupa were off to a strong start in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup after opening day wins at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday.The Muntinlupa Cagers spoiled the debut of Ray Parks and the Mandaluyong El Tigre, 86-74.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

GECOM must be audited

first_imgDear Editor,The “fertilisation of suffocating poisonous weeds” is perhaps the mildest description that should be rationally associated with the behaviour and performance of the failed David Granger-led APNU/AFC Government. Central to their devious approach has been the challenging creation of a deliberate political and biased imbalance of Commissioners at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). This quartet has been deceptive rather than impartial in nature, promoting deliberate unconstitutional breaches, which they hope, will aid in providing them with a back door access to power at the imminent elections.Their actions have influenced a disappointing fraudulent silence from key administrative actors at the secretariat level of the Commission. The trade-off is that on the Government’s side, it benefits because the GECOM quartet has been covertly extending the time for their fraudulent endeavours. On the other side, the Government rewards its agents in GECOM by being conveniently accommodative and muffed while encouraging certain main players to have a bubble in the manipulated framework, to which they have consistently taken advantage.Towards the foregoing, the consistent following of PNC/R politically guided decisions by President Granger’s unilaterally appointed Chairman proves his political bias. He now leads the masqueraders at GECOM into spending millions of unauthorised dollars to prepare for the obviously unnecessary house-to-house registration as a mechanism of updating the Official List of Electors that runs contrary to the legally specified Continuous Registration Process.Chairman Patterson ought to be aware that the matter is before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for a decision since GECOM is a party to the case. It is clear and, therefore, gives no rational position for the spending of the millions of taxpayers’ dollars at their ‘whims and fancies’ in the absence of the decision and the clearly unnecessary procedure. The persons responsible for these spendings should have to answer since the situation brings into question the obvious abuse of the autonomy granted and the created disrepute of the Institution by the biased Commissioners advancing and directing a self-defeating constitutional mandate.Further, it must now go viral in Guyana that the GECOM Secretariat was not audited following the last two elections. The masqueraders are getting away with murder as the 2014-2015 accounts remain in limbo, given the hundreds of millions of dollars unaccounted for in the outrageous corruption at GECOM Secretariat. Inside sources at the organisation have informed that GECOM stores is a commercial outlet. A wide variety of items including pliers, Inks, all types of stationary, hardware items such as “black tanks” and other building materials are going cheap. The question for the principals of GECOM to answer is when was the last time the Secretariat closed the bonds and stores for thorough stocktaking and balance checks.It is clear that the GECOM Secretariat has no authority to hire staff since the task of selecting and approving the hiring of any staff at GECOM is solely the responsibility of the Commission. Yet, information received indicates that the GECOM payrolls for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018 were riddled with “phantom” names who received fat cat salaries. Our citizens demand that the spending spree and squandermania at GECOM be halted forthwith.This column was appropriately notified that during the training activities carried out under the auspices of the GECOM Secretariat in preparation for the illegal ‘house to house’ registration, millions of hard-earned taxpayer monies were lavishly spent. Areas of expenditure include travelling and the purchasing of special meals for GECOM and as a contribution to some highly questionable “wine dine” sport. It was a revelation to know that the special trainers went around the country with their spouses and touring team and they all enjoyed the luxury of hotel rooms, meals, and travelling.Reliable information received by this column indicates that the GECOM Secretariat has embarked on yet another spending spree. GECOM is proposing to spend a further 75 million dollars to upgrade and distribute ID cards. This is indeed a farcical exercise since GECOM, for several years now, has had a day-to-day system with well-established offices all over the country to replace lost or damaged ID cards. An inside source informed this writer that the 75 million dollars is for the boys at GECOM to get before the Regional and National Elections to do their dirty work.Oh! “God help us,” was the response from a technical person in respect to the $25 million allocated for the purchasing of fingerprinting kits. It is significant to note that a fingerprinting kit is 2.5 by 5 inches in size and is reusable. The highest quotes of costs for one of these kits is no more than one thousand dollars. This is a blatant rip-off and has been going on over the past few years and must be halted. The allocations for spending must and will be carefully looked at, and be exposed in the future.Guyanese must rally against this massive fraud by demanding forensic audits of the transactions undertaken by the GECOM Secretariat, which also advances the clandestine ulterior motive of the APNU/AFC cabal.Respectfully,Neil Kumarlast_img read more


first_imgRISING STARS! YOUNG DONEGAL ATHLETES IN THE MEDALS AT CELTIC GAMESTHE next generation of Donegal athletes contributed handsomely to a Celtic Games youth team victory in Aberdeen Saturday over neighbours Scotland and Wales.Finn Valleys’ Fellan McGuigan, with a new personal best in the hammer at 67.39m struck gold.Kate McGowan from Donegal Town saw a victory and a gold performance plus a Celtic record of 11.67 in 80m hurdles into a -2.5 wind. And Valley’s John Kelly in the shot 16.51m  with his clubmate Dalton Mc Guigan and brother of Fellan taking the bronze in the steeple 2k 6.20.85.Well done and we look forward to many fine performances from these young hopefuls who are national age group champions in Ireland. ATHLETICS: NEXT GENERATION OF DONEGAL ATHLETES WIN GOLDS AT CELTC GAMES was last modified: August 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: NEXT GENERATION OF DONEGAL ATHLETES WIN GOLDS AT CELTC GAMESlast_img read more

Can this line-up secure injury-hit Spurs stunning Barca win? Predicted XI

first_img Spurs conceded twice inside the final five minutes to lose to Internazionale of Milan last month 2 The Lilywhites seem to have recovered some form after their dodgy couple of weeks in September, with three wins – one on penalties against Watford – in their last three matches.The poor form curse has instead switched to Spurs’ upcoming opponents Barca, who have failed to win any of their three games since beating PSV Eindhoven in their first Champions League fixture of the season. Upcoming talkSPORT commentaries Napoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN Though Tottenham’s form has recently improved, Pochettino’s side head into the match in the middle of an injury crisis.Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen and Serge Aurier are all out of action until after the international break, while goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are doubts for Wednesday’s clash.But how could the Lilywhites line-up against Barcelona? talkSPORT.com’s predicted Spurs XI can be seen below… Wednesday’s Champions League clash between Tottenham and Barcelona at Wembley is something of a must-win for Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs.The north Londoners were defeated by Inter in their European opener last month and a second loss this week could see them six points off the top two places that secure passage to the competition’s knockout rounds. 2 Predicted line-up: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Dier, Wanyama; Lamela, Lucas, Son; Kanelast_img read more


first_imgTHE new owners of the Sand House Hotel in Rossnowlagh has created 15 new jobs to help cope with a huge upturn in business.Paul Diver only bought the premises two months ago at a stressed property auction in Dublin, paying €650k for a hotel once valued at €6M.But he says there has been so much good will from people travelling to the hotel from all over the world as well as locally that he has had to bring in extra staff. “I’ve had to bring in 15 more staff than I would normally have at this time of the year,” Mr Diver confirmed today.He had managed the hotel for 20 years before getting the chance to own it in that auction.“We were booked out over Easter and that was the busiest I have ever seen it here in all my time,” said the owner today.“Local people have been fantastic. Those on the staff here are from around the area and we have seen so much business from throughout Co Donegal from people supporting the hotel. “We’ve also seen a huge increase in visitors from the rest of the Republic of Ireland which wouldn’t have been the case before.”Mr Diver has taken on new staff in the kitchen, bar and for the spa which has seen a massive jump in trade.He said there had also been a lot of new visitors from America, the North and Britain.  DELIGHT AS NEW DONEGAL HOTEL OWNER CREATES 15 EXTRA JOBS was last modified: April 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DELIGHT AS NEW DONEGAL HOTEL OWNER CREATES 15 EXTRA JOBSlast_img read more

Heavy rains continue to hammer Northeast; flood warnings issued

first_imgTRENTON, N.J. – A seventh straight day of rain across much of the soggy Northeast trapped motorists, delayed airline flights and sent streams surging over their banks Thursday. Flood warnings covered parts of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, and residents in some New Jersey communities were urged to evacuate their homes. Northern New Jersey received as much as 4.5 inches of rain in 48 hours, and forecasters said some areas of the state could get 2 more inches by today. A deluge over the weekend dumped about 5 inches across the state and as much as 10 inches in a few spots. The rain was expected to continue through Saturday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Across the Northeast, at least 10 people have died since last weekend because of the downpours, and four others were missing in New Hampshire. The National Guard handed out thousands of sandbags in New Jersey’s Essex and Passaic counties. Inmates from the Passaic County jail were pressed into duty at a public works garage filling the bags with road sand normally used during snowstorms. Debbie Baglione was moving most of her possessions from the first floor of her home upstairs. “The river is a foot away from my patio,” said Baglione, of Fairfield. “I have a crawl space that’s full of water.” Water also lapped at the foundations of some Bergen County homes, and officials there expected rivers to swell even more. “We’re just bracing for the next storm,” said County Executive Dennis McNerney. “But we’re not building an ark just yet.” In New York City’s Central Park, close to an inch of rain had fallen by midmorning Thursday, on top of 4.26 inches Wednesday. Water covered dozens of highways and roads around the region, including part of the Garden State Parkway, and police rescued people from a vehicle that had stalled in floodwaters in Jersey City. Incoming flights at two of the region’s three major airports were delayed by more than an hour and a half. In Connecticut, thousands of homes and businesses lost power, including the University of Bridgeport, which canceled classes Thursday. The downpours came after a dry spell across much of the region. “We literally had a drought meeting the day before. I highly suspect when we get together next week, the drought – for the time being – is over,” said Douglas Glowacki, an environmental analyst with the state of Connecticut. New Jersey activated its emergency management office, getting high-water rescue vehicles and swift-boat rescue teams ready. The rain-swelled Raritan River was being closely watched in Bound Brook and Manville, where flooding from Tropical Storm Floyd in 1999 proved devastating. Alstead, N.H., a town of 2,000, suffered the most damage from last weekend’s flooding. At least 12 homes were washed away and dozens more were damaged heavily. Other parts of southwestern New Hampshire also suffered serious damage. State lawmakers were organizing a fundraising effort – originally planned to help Katrina victims and now aimed at helping New Hampshire’s own. State Emergency Management Director Bruce Cheney told lawmakers Thursday that the area should escape further flood damage as long as less than 3 inches of new rain falls. That could be a close call: The National Weather Service forecasts 2 inches to 3 inches. 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

Huston Breaks School Record At Stanford Invitational

first_imgSenior Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) added another honor to her stellar career by setting the Drake University school record in the women’s 5,000 meters on Friday evening at the Stanford Invitational.Huston finished third in her heat of the event in a blistering 16:06.55 to shatter the previous 33-year-old record of 16:16.43 set by Liz Hjalmarsson in 1983. In addition to besting that record by nearly 10 seconds, it was also a 21-second personal best for Huston. In the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, Rob McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) won his heat of the event in 8:47.35, just three seconds shy of his personal best. At the time of the race’s finish, McCann’s time was the fastest run in the nation this season.Three other Bulldogs were in action on Friday with three jumpers taking off at the Texas Relays. Ryan Cook (Colorado Springs, Colo.) cleared 6-7 in the men’s high jump to finish in a tie for seventh in his section. In the horizontal jumps, Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) was third in the long jump with a jump of 18-8 and later jumped 39-2.25 to finish ninth in her section of the triple jump. Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) finished behind Bell in 12th in the event in 36-6.75.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgINTERNATIONAL DJ Bingo Players (Maarten Hoogstraten) is a Dutch dance and electro house DJ and record producer and he is bringing his authentic sound to THE PULSE VENUE this weekend.Bingo Players – are best known for their hit songs “Cry (Just a Little)” and “Rattle”. Cry (Just a Little) was a Top 40 hit in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, and other parts of Europe and Australia, in addition to an international club hit.Bingo Players were ranked number 52 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list for 2013.The Bingo Players was founded by Dutch DJs, Maarten Hoogstraten and Paul Bäumer, in 2006.Stylistically, The Bingo Players utilized a choppy form of tech house until 2011, where they would shift into the modern-day EDM scene seen presently. They went on to record their own remixes of several songs over the years.In addition to DJing and producing, Bingo Players own and operate Hysteria Records.[2] The label releases many of The Bingo Players’ singles in addition to tracks from up-and-coming electro house producers, including Bassjackers, MAKJ, Sandro Silva, Ralvero and Gregori Klosman.In May 2011, the Bingo Players released “Cry (Just a Little)”, which borrows lyrics from Brenda Russell’s “Piano In The Dark”. In the same year, the Bingo Players had a hit with their original record “Rattle”.[3] The song charted in the Top 40 in the Netherlands, France, Sweden and Denmark.In 2013 a revamped version of Rattle titled “Get Up (Rattle)”[4] was released and became a number one single in the United Kingdom in addition to being a Top 10 hit inGermany, Austria, France, Australia and other parts of Europe. The single has been certified gold in Canada, silver in the UK, and four times platinum in Australia.Bingo Players Will Play Main Club This Saturday Night 29th august  At Pulse Venue. INTERNATIONAL DJ TO PERFORM AT PULSE VENUE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT was last modified: August 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more