One of RSPL’s ‘most intriguing’ finales ever – PFAJ’s Anderson salutes MBU as champions dominate awards

first_img COACH OF THE YEAR Montego Bay United Football Club captured the most awards at the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ)/Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) presentation ceremony on Thursday night at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston. Chairman of the PFAJ Don Anderson described the season as one of the most interesting. “It has been one of the most intriguing coming to an end. MBU has been most consistent in three years by competing in the last three finals and winning two times,” Anderson said. “I salute MBU. However, Portmore’s Michael Binns scored a goal in the final that was worthy of a World Cup final,” he shared. He admitted that there were challenges along the way. “Personally, throughout my 37 years in administration, my firm belief is that off the field issues must be dealt with around the table. Football needs us all, so let us work together,” he also added. The 2015-16 champions collected the coveted title and winning cash incentive of $2.5 million, plus 35 medals, while beaten finalists Portmore United walked away with $1.5 million and 25 silver medals. Last season’s champions, Arnett Gardens, finished third and were rewarded $1 million and medals, while Humble Lion received $500,000 for their fourth-place finish in the 12-team league. MBU were the best defensive and top-scoring team. Their striker, Owayne Gordon, received four individual awards. Gordon, who missed the final last Sunday at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall, received Round Three top striker for scoring 10 goals, the leading goalscorer with 20 goals, the Most Valuable Player and the Tony Burrowes Player Personality Award. MBU’s Jacomena Barrett won the goalkeeper of the year award for the third consecutive season, while former national player Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis won the Winning Coach award, and Dwayne Ambusley won the Winning Captain award. Marcel Gayle of first-time team in the Premier League the University of the West Indies FC, won the Coach of the Year award. Portmore United won the regular season award for the team that finished on most points and were also the team with the most wins. Junior Flemmings, who is on loan from Tivoli Gardens to MLS club New York Red Bull, was the Junior Player of the Year. MBU’s Dino Williams was the Round One top goal scorer with six goals, while Cory Burke, who started the season at Rivoli United before transferring to MoBay, scored the most goals (six) in Round Two. Boys’ Town FC won the FIFA Fair Play award, while the top referee was Valdin Ledgister and top assistant referee was Richard Washington. The RSPL best XI players were: Damian Hyatt (Arnett Gardens), Ladale Ritchie (MBU), Oneil Thompson (Arnett), Khareem Manning (Portmore United), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View), Ricardo Morris (Portmore), Andrew Vanzie (Humble Lion), Renae Lloyd (Arnett), Owayne Gordon (MBU), and Dino Williams (MBU).last_img read more

Silver lining for young and old athletes at Asian Games

first_imgThe Uzbekistan veteran missed out by one-tenth of a point on a gold medal, which went to 16-year-old South Korean Yeo Seo-jeong with 14.387 points. Yeo was born 10 years after Chusovitina made her Olympic debut and won gold in the team event in ’92 in Barcelona.At the other end of the spectrum, 15-year-old Shardul Vihan became India’s youngest medalist in shooting at the Asian Games when he took silver in the double trap final behind Shin Hyun-woo of South Korea.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Vihan attends high school in Meerut, where 16-year-old 10-meter pistol gold medalist Saurabh Chaudhary is from.China continued to dominate the podium across co-host cities Jakarta and Palembang and its medal tally hit 100 — including 51 gold — halfway through the fifth day of competition. Women’s vault gold medalist South Korea’s Yeo Sejeong, centre, stands with silver medalist Uzbekistan’s Oksana Chusovitana, left, and bronze medalist North Korea’s Pyon Ry Yong during the medal ceremony for apparatus final at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Oksana Chusovitina continued her quest to compete at an eighth Olympics by winning asilver medal in the vault at the Asian Games at the age of 43.Chusovitina won the vault at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, and in between took silver medals in the event at the 1994 and 2014 editions of the continental games.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced That included golds in six of the day’s first eight rowing finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES View commentscenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal China’s Asian Games medal haul hits 100 with 51 golds Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

CAN Donates to Johnsonville Residents

first_imgThe CAN aims to unite existing and emerging leaders in the way that they too could form a community of practice which focuses on addressing the implementation of innovative policy and models of evidence-based practices.CAN are committed to sharing their passion in providing quality education, relief and other services and learning how to do it better as they interact regularly.Members of CAN will also be supported to develop their leadership skills and knowledge through structured programs that include peer mentoring, leadership training and experiential learning through the participation of real workplace projects, etc.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) A locally-based none governmental organization (NGO) working in the country, Change Agent Network (CAN) over the weekend donated several bags of the 25kg rice and other non-food items to some residents of Lower Johnsonville, outside Monrovia.In his presentation remark,  CAN executive director, Eric Wowoh, told the beneficiaries that the donation was the entity’s way of identifying with residents in the CAN operational area as part of the fight against the Ebola outbreak in the country.Mr. Wowoh, told this newspaper shortly before he presented the items that his organization made the donation as it own way of caring for the needy during this time of the Ebola crisis.According to him, CAN has targeted families who are being listed as “destitute” and  could no longer afford a single meal for themselves during the time of the outbreak in the country.Through the help of donors, a container of medical supplies,  including medicines and other facilities, will soon arrive in the country to be distributed to hospitals across the country.CAN is at the same time  providing free education, safe drinking water to over five counties in the country. Since the Ebola outbreak, the entity has been providing rice and other-non food items to residents around the vicinities where it operates, such as the Lower Johnsonville belt. Under its community practice,  CAN has a vision to support a dynamic workforce which is responsive and sustainable, promoting evidence-based practice and collective wisdom, to facilitate measurable and beneficial outcomes for clients and communities.last_img read more

More Fair Share Money for PRRD

first_imgThe Peace River Regional District is getting another $31 million in Fair Share Funding from the province.The announcement came today from Energy Minister, Blair Lekstrom, the Peace River South MLA.According to Victoria it raises to $152 million the amount provided to the region, since the new FairShare Memorandum of Understanding was signed, in 2005.- Advertisement -Mr. Lekstrom adds that total is $80 million dollars more than would have been delivered under the previous FairShare Agreement.The funds act as “grants-in-lieu,” as Peace area communties cannot access what would ordinarily be their municipal industrial property taxes.The are divided among local governments in the regional district through a forumla determined by the region.Advertisementlast_img read more

Hazard ready to make mark on World Cup, says Martinez

first_imgThe 27-year-old attacking midfielder is fresh from winning the FA Cup with Chelsea, scoring the only goal in the final against Manchester United.Hazard at his best could be the tournament’s standout player, and on Monday he will take to the field at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium, the same venue where Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick for Portugal against Spain on Friday.“I think Eden is in a great moment of his career, look at his age, he is the captain, in terms of leadership — he never finds it difficult to show for the ball,” said Martinez on the eve of the game.“In his one v one situations he is as good as anyone in the world.”Hazard is surrounded by outstanding attacking talents, from Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne to Napoli’s Dries Mertens and Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku.Such a concentration of quality explains why they are so strongly fancied in a group also containing England.“You cannot compare one player to another, but I just feel now we have players in great moments of their careers and they are ready to make a real mark in the World Cup. Kevin De Bruyne is in exactly the same moment,” added Martinez.The Spaniard, whose press conferences are conducted entirely in English, is perhaps exactly what is required by a Belgian side who have in the past been handicapped by divisions between Flemish and French-speaking groups in the squad.Such is the quality at his disposal that he felt able to leave Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan out altogether, but Belgium need to improve on their underwhelming performances at the last World Cup and at Euro 2016, when they never really found their best form.“We are privileged to have this group of players, not just with their skills — it is more their attitude, and the way that they are ambassadors for Belgian football,” said Martinez.– Panama into the unknown –Panama training in Sochi on Sunday © AFP / Adrian DENNISGoalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is one of the many survivors from four years ago, and he admitted that past experience can be invaluable.Belgium now know what to expect, while Panama are entering the unknown.Their coach Hernan Dario Gomez described Belgium as having “the best players in the world, except for Messi and Cristiano.”He sees them as candidates to win the title, although perhaps Iceland’s achievement in holding Lionel Messi’s Argentina to a draw on Saturday signalled the way for their fellow World Cup debutants.“Iceland qualified ahead of Croatia and did well in the Euros as well, and they were coming up against an Argentina side who are not on the same level as Belgium just now.“There is a bigger gulf between Belgium and Panama. Nobody denies they are the favourites, but if we have a good day we can get something.”The heat and humidity here in southern Russia could help them, and Martinez is not underestimating the Central Americans.“We respect immensely Panama, they are one of the stories of the World Cup,” said Martinez, who is without injured defenders Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Will Eden Hazard deliver for Belgium? © AFP / Adrian DENNISSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Belgium coach Roberto Martinez believes Eden Hazard can be one of the stars of the World Cup as the Chelsea man prepares to lead his nation into their tournament opener against Panama.Hazard is the captain of a supremely talented Red Devils side who are determined to improve on runs to the quarter-finals at each of the last two major tournaments.last_img read more

Picture Special: Major world issues debated at Donegal’s First Model UN

first_imgLoreto Letterkenny hosted Donegal and Ulster’s first Model United Nations conference on May 4th and 5th to discuss and debate key issues affecting today’s world.More than 60 young delegates came together to represent countries all over the world in a bid to resolve major world conflicts and contentious issues. The matters at hand were:‘Famine in the Global South, With an Emphasis on Countries Within the African Continent’‘Capital Punishment and Incarceration’‘The North Pole Dispute’‘Foreign Involvement in Internal Conflict:’The Loreto Letterkenny TY students researched their delegations fully before convening for the two days of the conference, where they were joined by visitors from other local secondary schools. Guest Speaker Mr Edward HorganDelegates in their seats including a visitor from Errigal CollegeThe idea was started by five Transition Year students- Meadhbh Roarty, Ciara O’Malley, Yasmin Sparks, Vanessa Nunan and Lucy O’Connell who were inspired to start their own Model United Nations after attending an international conference in Cork. Committee member Meadhbh Roarty wrote a in-depth reflective piece on the event which first appeared in the student publication – Lorecho.Meadhbh wrote:“The atmosphere in the concert hall on Thursday morning was one of apprehension and excitement, all delegates eager to start the day and finally find out what LKMUN was all about!“When all delegates finally took their seats in their formal wear and put their customised lanyards on, the day was started with an opening ceremony led by the Secretary General of the Conference – Ms Shiobaun Mc Gee. “After speeches from Ms McGee and Ms Friel the conference was officially opened and it began with opening speeches, this is when a number of delegates make a speech to the rest of the assembly about the issues their country felt most strongly about. This was followed by lobbying, where delegates persuaded other delegates to sign their resolution and make allies.“The resolutions were then submitted to the board and one resolution was picked for debate per topic by 2 MUN sixth year students, Dara Keeve and Megan Rushe.“After break the debate on the first issue -Famine- began with the delegate of the Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea presenting a resolution to the rest of the Assembly; even though the delegate represented her ‘Supreme Leader’ Kim Jong-un incredibly well the rest of the assembly did not pass the resolution.“The issue of Capital Punishment and Incarceration was the topic for debate after lunch, this debate became very heated at times with arguments by for and against this sensitive topic.“One of the important things we learn at Model United Nations is that you must represent the views and laws of your delegation, this can be hard when their views are opposed to your own personal ones. “The Second Day of the Conference was kicked off with the debate on Territorial Rights in The North Pole with several crazy amendments submitted including an idea to send all refugees to Denmark to work in Danish Pastry factories!“The last debate of the day was probably the most heated of all -students from Colaiste Ailigh, St. Eunan’s, Errigal College and Mulroy College were invited to watch the debates and their students even got involved in the debates themselves!“The last issue about Foreign Involvement in Internal Conflict was a very interesting and emotional debate with the issue surrounding refugees close to the hearts of many, however all delegates will definitely remember the fierce debate that happened between the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.“The day was brought to a close with a speech from Mr Edward Horgan, a peace activist, Chair for Veterans Peace in Ireland and a lecturer in International Affairs in the University of Limerick. He travelled all the way from Limerick to talk to the assembly and gave an inspirational and thought provoking speech. This was followed by an award ceremony and a final coffee break. Voting in ProgressVisitor from St Eunan’s College , Brendan asking a point of information“Overall Loreto Letterkenny Model United Nations 2017 was a huge success and every participant enjoyed it immensely. The aim of the committee was achieved, we had set out to make sure that each delegate enjoyed themselves and learnt about the world’s issues in a fun and interactive way! We plan to run LKMUN next year and hope to incorporate students from local Secondary Schools making the conference bigger and better!”Picture Special: Major world issues debated at Donegal’s First Model UN was last modified: May 15th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:educationLoreto Letterkennymodel UNPoliticsschoolsTransition Yearlast_img read more

Marouane Fellaini to announce Manchester United decision on July 1

first_img How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? gameday How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Speaking to the media ahead of Belgium’s World Cup Group G showdown with England on Thursday, Fellaini was asked whether the uncertainty over his situation had affected him mentally.He said: “No, since a few months, I am used to it. I am strong mentally to deal with it and soon I will say where I will be playing next season.” How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Asked further if that confirmation will come on July 1, he replied: “Yes.”United boss Jose Mourinho had hoped to keep Fellaini, who joined the club from Everton in a £27.5million switch in 2013.But it now looks certain the 30-year-old will depart the club.AC Milan have been heavily linked with a move for the former Everton man, while Arsenal, Besiktas and Fenerbahce are among the clubs to have been credited with an interest in acquiring his services.United have already begun making plans for life after Fellaini, as well as Michael Carrick, who retired at the end of last season.They have signed midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk for around £52million, while Lazio’s Serbian midfield star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is also on Jose Mourinho’s radar. talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Latest Premier League News Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes NEW ERA Marouane Fellaini will announce his decision on his club future on July 1.The midfielder has turned down the offer of a new contract at Manchester United and will be a free agent at the end of this month. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? who plays? predicted crackers 2 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Marouane Fellaini in action for Belgium at the World Cup Marouane Fellaini looks set to leave Manchester United possible xi Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics smart causal 2 ALTERED last_img read more

RTE TO AXE LETTERKENNY AND SLIGO OFFICES?

first_imgRTE may be about to axe its regional offices in Letterkenny and Sligo, it was reported today.Only Cork and Galway are thought to be safe from the cutbacks which come after the closure of the London office, the Evening Herald in Dublin reports.An RTE source told the Herald: “Whole swaths of the country could be left with little or no coverage of stories and events if the news-gathering operation becomes more Dublin-centred.” An RTE spokesman said the only closure announced to date has been the London one. “No other decisions have been made at this point,” he added.The London bureau is expected to close in September following the Olympics, while, in Dublin, sources say morale at the station is “horrendous”.RTE will make cuts of €25m in total, €15m from staff costs.  RTE TO AXE LETTERKENNY AND SLIGO OFFICES? was last modified: April 24th, 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:RTE TO AXE LETTERKENNY AND SLIGO OFFICES?last_img read more

Suspect in 1978 slaying can’t escape his past

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL MONTE – Leonel Sanchez Valencia’s past caught up with him again. The 55-year-old car salesman and father of three is actually Francisco Sandoval, wanted in the shooting death of a man and the wounding of a woman in Chicago 27 years ago, police say. Authorities say Sandoval went on the run in 1978 but was arrested by Monterey Park police in 1988 for selling candy without a license. They subsequently discovered the former Whittier resident was a fugitive wanted in connection with the Chicago slaying and he was extradited. This year, Sandoval was living in El Monte and calling himself Valencia. El Monte police conducting a traffic checkpoint Monday arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence, ran his fingerprints and found an outstanding warrant for him that was issued 17 years ago in Chicago. Sandoval is being held without bail at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. He’ll be at Los Angeles Superior Court today for an extradition hearing. He’s wanted on two counts of homicide, three counts of aggravated battery and two counts of armed violence, said Penny Mateck, spokeswoman with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. The charges stem from the Sept. 6, 1978, shooting of 20-year-old Armando Ruiz, and Ruiz’s cousin, Elizabeth Banda Dammara, 18, in Chicago. “A year prior to the shooting, he was hit by a car by one of the people he shot and sustained a broken hip,” Mateck said. Authorities said Sandoval fled after the shooting. He remained at large until Monterey Park police arrested him nearly 10 years later, and extradited him to Chicago. On March 10, 1988, Mateck said, Sandoval was released on bond. He asked permission to leave Illinois, but a judge denied his request. “Somewhere between March 10 and Nov. 18, another warrant was issued for his arrest. He failed to show up in court and the bond was forfeited,” Mateck said. She said nothing in their paperwork shows Sandoval was convicted. Sandoval has no prior convictions in Illinois, Mateck said. Sergio Molina, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections, said Thursday they have no record of a Francisco Sandoval with that birthdate. “If we had somebody in our custody, we would have some record,” Molina said. But former Assistant State’s Attorney Harry Devereux remembers prosecuting Sandoval for the murder. “I’ll never forget how he got arrested and there was a controversy about a broken glass,” Devereux said. The Chicago Tribune reported in February 1988 on Sandoval’s indictment for the killing and how he was arrested in California. Sandoval told relatives he was put in jail but was let go and that everything was taken care of, according to his brother, Raymundo Sandoval. He left Chicago, headed for Mexico and showed up in El Monte about five years ago, his brother said. It’s not known when he married, had three children and took the name Leonel Sanchez Valencia. Salvador and Lidia Frausto said they did not know much about the man they knew as Valencia, to whom they rented a small apartment behind their El Monte home. He and his family had lived at the Velma Avenue property for about a year, the Fraustos said, and he kept to himself most of the time. He was never late with the monthly rent of $800. The Fraustos knew he worked in car sales but weren’t sure where. “He seemed to be a good person,” said Lidia Frausto, 63. “He never looked like he got into trouble. He just went out to go to his job.” The Fraustos said they knew nothing of the charges, nor of Sandoval’s past. Salvador Frausto, 66, said he met the fugitive murder suspect through one of Sandoval’s brothers. He further described Sandoval as a person “who treated people well … and never saw him angry.” Locally, court records show Sandoval was arrested in 1988 on the outstanding warrant. As Valencia, he was charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance on June 20, 1985. Another charge of possessing a hypodermic needle/syringe was filed June 28, 1985. Court records don’t say if Valencia was convicted of those charges. Sandoval pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence and was placed on three years summary probation, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He was fined $390 plus penalty assessments. Staff Writer Marianne Love contributed to this story. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718last_img read more

Cahill to be left out of World Cup squad – reports

first_imgGary Cahill has struggled for form this seasonChelsea captain Gary Cahill is set to miss out on a place in England’s World Cup squad, according to reports.Boss Gareth Southgate will on Wednesday name his 23-man squad for this summer’s tournament in Russia.And he is tipped to leave out Cahill, who has struggled for form for club and country this season.He was dropped from the side by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who recently restored him partly to try to boost Cahill’s chances of regaining his England place.Conte said last month: “I think Gary is deserving to play – to play and then to have the chance to go and play in the World Cup.“We are talking about an important player for Chelsea. I think we are talking about an important player for the national team. He has great experience.”Meanwhile, Willian has been named in Brazil’s World Cup squad but his Chelsea team-mate David Luiz misses out, having struggled with a knee problem for much of the season.See also:Cahill hopeful of World Cup spot after winning Chelsea place backConte keen for Cahill to play ahead of World CupCahill: Chelsea players need to look at themselvesHazard wants new signings at ChelseaCahill admits CV might not be enough to secure World Cup place Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more