Flow powers confident KC at Champs tour

first_imgCoach Neil Harrison’s confidence was clear: “We are ready. We were born ready.”That’s the message he is sending as it relates to his Kingston College (KC) charges’ readiness for the fast-approaching ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships.Harrison was speaking at an entertaining Journey to Champs stop in which telecommunications and cable company FLOW boosted KC’s coffers with $200,000 towards their sports development and sports programme at the institution’s Elleston Road Campus, which houses grades seven to nine, yesterday.Over the past three weeks, FLOW has stopped by three schools – Jamaica College, Hydel, and now, KC.The next stops for the FLOW Champs tour are Girls’ champions’, Edwin Allen High, next Tuesday, and Boys’ champions, Calabar, on March 11.The championships’ title sponsor, GraceKennedy, was also on hand to distribute gift bags, refreshment, prizes and nutritional advice to the students.The exciting day included entertainer Bugle releasing a number of hits from his catalogue. There were entertaining dancing battles and lyrical battles between students and FLOW dancers, while former KC students Elli the Viner and Prince Pine entertained and chanted the school’s motto to much jubilation.FLOW’s Whitney Fennell, who is in charge of retail sales, who himself is a Fortis old boy, rallied his former school ahead of Champs.”FLOW believes that the future of this country rests with young people, and we will all be supporting our youngsters, so we will always power our footballers and our athletes in whatever sport they choose,” Fennell outlined.Meanwhile, dean of discipline of the North Street campus Ainsworth Walker jolted the crowd with: “KC, KC, KC … Fortis forever!””I think we are prepared to win Champs, barring injuries. We only have one serious injury in the Class One with Chadwick Brown, and hopefully, he will recover,” Walker told The Gleaner in an interview.”We stand a great chance; they (athletes) just need to be consistent in their training and be advised about their physical and mental state, and once they find a twitch, they should take it serious,” he continued.Ironically, GraceKennedy’s digital media officer, Dwayne Extol, who helped to dethrone KC of the championships at Wolmer’s Boys in 2010, said: “Calabar by far looks impressive all season, JC are dark horses, as they are well-rounded and look a strong unit this year,” Extol pointed out.last_img read more

Isner an easy winner, returns to Miami Open semifinals

first_imgThe other women’s semifinal is also Thursday, with No. 13 Sloane Stephens set to meet three-time Miami champion Victoria Azarenka. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio 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 The big-serving American is in the semifinals of the Miami Open for the second time in the past four years, after overpowering South Korea’s Hyeon Chung 6-1, 6-4 in just over an hour on Wednesday afternoon. The 14th-seeded Isner finished with 13 aces, won all but one of his 32 first-serve points and avenged a loss to the 19th-seeded Chung at Auckland in his first match of the year back in January.“I played extremely well,” said Isner, who dropped six of his first eight matches of 2018 before arriving in Miami and winning eight of his nine sets played at Key Biscayne so far.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 crown“Every match I’ve played in this tournament, I’ve gotten better. I’ve gotten stronger and that’s a very, very good sign.”He’ll hope that trend continues in the semifinals. John Isner of the United States celebrates winning the his quarter final match against Hyeon Chung of South Korea during the Miami Open tennis tournament Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Isner won 6-1, 6-4. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Nothing was coming easily to John Isner over the first three months of this year, and he was essentially a nonfactor in every tournament he entered.Until now.ADVERTISEMENT Azkals rise again Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Isner — who ousted second-seeded Marin Cilic earlier this week — will next face either No. 5 seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina or No. 20 Milos Raonic of Canada. Del Potro and Raonic play late Wednesday night in another quarterfinal.Isner was broken twice by Chung when they met in Auckland. He faced only one break point on Wednesday.“It’s perfect conditions,” said Isner, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals at Key Biscayne. “I’ve played well here in the past and I’m so happy that I’m playing well here again.”The women’s semifinals also continued taking shape Wednesday, with No. 6 seed Jelena Ostapenko ousting fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) to reach the final four at Key Biscayne for the first time.Next up for Ostapenko: either No. 8 seed Venus Williams or qualifier Danielle Collins in the semifinals on Thursday. Williams and Collins play Wednesday night in an all-American quarterfinal.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Student Group Endorses Female Politician for Senatorial Race

first_imgExecutives and members of Monrovia-based Concern Students Movement of Liberia over the weekend unanimously endorsed the candidacy of a female politician, Cecelia Cuffy Brown to contest the ensuing mid-term senatorial election in Montserrado County. The mid-term senatorial election is scheduled for October, but in Montserrado County, many persons including the incumbent Senator Joyce Musu Freeman Sumo, George Weah, among several persons have expressed interest to race for the lone senatorial seat. According to the National Secretary of the Concern Students Movement of Liberia, Kesseley Q. Barzah, the students’ movement has keenly observed Madam Brown many contributions toward improving the lives of residents of the county. “Madam Cuffy Brown has contributed significantly toward the growth and development of our beloved country through youth empowerment and the development of sanitation in the various communities as well as empowering women and children,” Barzah declared. He said, by implementing such achievements, the students feel Madam Brown has therefore created a platform that gave birth to the establishment of the maritime beach cleaning-up campaign; an exercise that made a significance impact in bringing the New Kru Town and West Point beaches to level of cleanliness up to date. Her actions, the students believe paved way for jobs for over 400 inhabitants of those communities, and also her recent advocacy on student endowment funds from the National Oil Company of Liberia’s benefits that is yet to come.“The Students believe this is another welcoming development on the part of Madam Brown and therefore, we must encourage her to do more to transform our society.” He recalled that it was through the stewardship of Madam Brown that the residents of New Kru Town recently received “abundance” of food from the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF), which contributed towards saving the lives of the beneficiaries from starvation, among other several other contributions she made and continue to make. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Community events happening the weekend of May 30

first_imgMAYAdvertisement 30Annual Cadet Ceremonial ReviewSaturday, May 30, 2015 – 10:30amPlease come out to the Annual Ceremonial Review for 2276 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. This is where our cadets showcase what they have accomplished and learned this year and is also where we make…More Info » MAY30Advertisement 30Canfor Free BBQSaturday, May 30, 2015 – 12:00pmJoin Canfor for a free summer BBQ at Centennial Park! Along 100th Street and 94th Avenue Saturday May 30th, 2015 12:00PM – 2:00PM First 100 people receive a free Canfor Gift! Stickers, temporary tattoos, colouring for kids, prize draws and free food for everyone! We…More Info » MAY30Burn N Mahn Dueling PianosSaturday, May 30, 2015 – 8:00pmFSJ’s favourite piano heroes Brian Burn n’ Jamie Mahn return to tickle the ivories for us at The Lido! – See more at: http://www.thelido.ca/lido-events.html?detail=133&r=0#sthash.43OGYXVQ.dpuf   Tickets are $25.00 for General  and $30.00 for Reservation….More Info » 30Heroes Mess DinnerSaturday, May 30, 2015 – 6:30pm5th Annual Heroes Mess Dinner to celebrate all those in uniform that keep us safe and protect our way of life. Open to everyone including past or present members of our Armed Forces, Emergency Services and anyone that appreciates how…More Info » MAY31Doc Walker in concertSunday, May 31, 2015 – 7:30pmCanadian country legends Doc Walker are back with their new album “The 8th”. The North Peace Cultural Centre and Moose FM are proud to present Doc Walker at the North Peace Cultural Centre, Sunday May 31st at 7:30pm. One of the…More Info » There are lots of great community events happening in Fort St. John this weekend including the Bluey Day fundraiser for the Fort St. John Hospital.  Stop by the B.C. Ambulance building today and watch people have their heads shaved.  The Foundation hopes to raise $100,000 today.  Below is a full list of events happening this weekend.Neighborhood ChallengeSaturday, May 30, 2015 – 9:00amThe 20 Minute Neighbourhood Challenge is new this year and designed for individuals, neighbourhoods or smaller groups who are unable to commit to a larger clean-up area during Pitch-In Day, but who are interested in enhancing the appearance of their…- Advertisement -More Info » Bluey Day 2015Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 10:00amOn May 30th participants will gather at the BC Ambulance Building to “Be Brave & Shave”. The 2015 campaign goal is $100,000 for the Foundation’s Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund. Donations to this fund are used to purchase equipment that…More Info » MAY30Roller Derby:Killbillies vs.St. AlbertSaturday, May 30, 2015 – 7:00pmRoller derby is a fast paced hard hitting sport that is a lot of fun to watch! Come support your local team on May 30th at the North Peace Arena. Event starts at 7 PM, tickets are $10 at the…More Info » MAYAdvertisement MAY31Tapping Into TalentSunday, May 31, 2015 – 2:00pmTapping into Talent in Fort St. John is moving into a new, larger venue! The next tapping into talents show will take place May 31st at 2:00PM, From the North Peace Seniors Housing Society, Apartment #3. Upcoming shows will be held the…More Info » MAYAdvertisementlast_img read more

Dortmund draw a blank without dropped Aubameyang

first_img0Shares0000Dortmund’s midfielder Shinji Kagawa and Wolfsburg’s defender William fight for the ball on January 14, 2018 © AFP / SASCHA SCHUERMANNBERLIN, Germany, Jan 14 – Borussia Dortmund missed the chance to go second in the Bundesliga on Sunday after a 0-0 home draw with Wolfsburg without the dropped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Before kick-off, Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger revealed he took a dim view of Aubameyang missing a team meeting on Saturday and threw the top-scorer out of the squad. Dortmund’s attack struggled to finish in his absence, testing visiting goalkeeper Koen Casteel’s with only one of 19 attempts on goal.“There are rules which apply to every player, regardless of how many goals they score, and it was a logical step,” said Dortmund keeper Roman Burki.“We missed his goals today, that was obvious, and we hope that we won’t be without him again for more games after another dumb mistake.”It is the third time Aubameyang has been disciplined by the club after an unauthorised video shoot at Dortmund’s training ground last November and a trip to Milan shortly before a Champions League game last season.In Aubameyang’s absence, 18-year-old Swedish striker Alexander Isak made only his third Bundesliga appearance up front having previously played just 13 minutes in the top flight.Isak clipped the post with a first-half shot while winger Andriy Yarmolenko howled in rage after firing wide.Dortmund kept up the pressure after the break when England Under-19 star Jadon Sancho, 17, — who also made only his third appearance in the Bundesliga — hit the post early in the second half.At the other end, Daniel Didavi fired at Burki in the first half while new signing Renato Steffen, recruited from Basel, was also denied after coming on with 25 minutes left.Simon Terodde, pictured in May 2017, hit a 95th-minute winner for Cologne against Borussia Moenchengladbach © AFP/File / THOMAS KIENZLEThe result leaves Dortmund in the fourth and final Champions League spot, but only one point clear of Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Moenchengladbach, who had earlier fallen to a shock 2-1 defeat at bottom club Cologne.New signing Simon Terodde hit a 95th-minute winner as Cologne made it two victories in a row, having gone winless for their first 16 games of the campaign.Cologne remain eight points from safety even after Terrode, who was making his club debut after signing from Stuttgart in December, reacted quickest in the box by firing home a loose ball with time almost up.The victory comes after the club’s new CEO Armin Veh told German daily Bild “no one believes that we’ll manage it”, in terms of Cologne’s survival chances.Danish defender Frederik Sorensen gave Cologne the lead against the run of play when he headed home a free-kick by Serbia midfielder Milos Jojic on 34 minutes.Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn somehow managed to keep Gladbach’s attack at bay as the visitors attacked in waves, with Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer and Belgian forward Thorgan Hazard both going close.The pressure paid off when the visitors drew level as Raffael pounced on a Horn save and fired home off the underside of the crossbar in the 69th minute, only for Terrode to strike with his last-gasp effort.On Saturday, RB Leipzig climbed to second in the table with a 3-1 win over Schalke after Liverpool-bound Naby Keita scored their opening goal.The Guinea midfielder has a contract to join Liverpool next season, but on Sunday Leipzig put out a statement insisting he will not be moving to Anfield this month, despite speculation he could make an early departure.Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are 13 points clear in the table after their 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday, with Franck Ribery, James Rodriguez and Javi Martinez scoring the goals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Who’s saying what at the World Cup

first_img— Germany coach Joachim Loew responding to an inevitable inquiry about his future after the holders’ shock elimination.“Speechless”— Succinct one-word tweet on the German team’s official Twitter account, summing up the national mood.“You can’t do that, football has a strange knack of punishing you when you don’t treat things professionally and in the right manner.”— Belgium coach Roberto Martinez dismisses suggestions his team could take it easy in their last Group G match against England if finishing second means they play an “easier” opponent in the round of 16.“We’ve not won a knockout game since 2006, why we would be starting to plot which would be a better venue for our semi-final is beyond me really.”— England manager Gareth Southgate keeping his feet firmly on Russian soil.“It’s sad to go out after that performance. We had more inside us and thought we would go further in the tournament.”— Defender Sverrir Ingason as gallant Iceland take their leave of Russia 2018 heartbroken but unbowed.“I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not and was not hospitalised.”— Maradona, 57, after his health scare.“Brave? Unlucky? Perhaps, but Russia has exposed the Socceroos to the brutal World Cup realities.”— Sydney Daily Telegraph’s post-mortem on Australia’s World Cup campaign.“No matter if the game is spectacular or not our number one goal for now is to beat Uruguay.”— Portugal defender Cedric Soares said the European champions are more concerned about results than style ahead of a last-16 clash against Uruguay.“I think they will be ready for 2022.”— Coach Gernot Rohr after Nigeria’s defeat by Argentina knocked out the Super Eagles, the youngest squad at the finals in Russia.“Let’s ask ourselves why Russia can’t always be like it is during the World Cup.”— Russian hooliganism monitor Robert Ustian.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Future unclear for Germany coach Joachim Loew after his title defenders crashed out of the World Cup © AFP / Luis AcostaMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 27 – AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup:“It’s too soon for me to answer, it will take a few hours to see things clearly, the disappointment is very deep in me.”last_img read more

Stoke youngster George Waring joins League Two promotion chasers Oxford on loan

first_img1 Stoke City prodigy George Waring has joined League Two outfit Oxford United on a one-month emergency loan.The 21-year-old forward has yet to make a senior appearance for Mark Hughes’ side but has impressed for the club’s second string this season.Waring spent time on loan at Barnsley last year and netted six goals in 19 appearances in League One, but now he has decided to drop down a league to try and help Oxford’s promotion push.The deal was ratified by the FA in time for Waring to be included in Michael Appleton’s squad for Tuesday nightt’s clash against Exeter City, where victory would cement them in the automatic promotion spots. George Waring [right] last_img read more

Billions in bonds

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “We have the demand for school construction and need a plan to make sure our kids are in adequate facilities,” he said. Runner authored the bill as part of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Strategic Growth Plan introduced during this month’s State of the State address that focuses on improvements for transportation, water, public safety, public service infrastructure and education. The bill applies to construction of elementary, middle and high schools, community colleges, higher education, vocational education and charter school facilities. Bonds would pay for bricks and mortar building projects and still require a one-half match from school districts applying for the funds. Locally, the Newhall and Castaic Union school districts are preparing to build up to five elementary schools to accommodate the proposed 21,000-home Newhall Ranch project. About $1 billion in the bill was set aside specifically for vocational and technical schools to build more auto shops, computer design schools and the like for students who are not pursuing college. That aspect of the bill is likely to win over some Santa Clarita parents who recently urged William S. Hart Union High School District officials to better prepare students pursuing vocational careers. Residents said that there’s not enough being done in local high schools to help these students and that too much of the district’s curriculum focuses on preparing those who are college-bound. Money has also been set aside within the school construction bond to build smaller high schools and charter schools. Community colleges would also be relieved of the Field Act, an extra layer of building earthquake inspections. Runner said the act doesn’t apply to schools in the California State University and University of California systems and shouldn’t apply to community colleges either. He said that, in the end, it could save community colleges with some construction costs. Regulations such as the Field Act hold up construction for new school facilities, said Dianne Van Hook, superintendent and president of College of the Canyons. “Community colleges pride themselves on responding quickly to the emerging needs of students and local business and industry,” she said. “However, we are often hampered by cumbersome regulations like the Field Act that are barriers to carrying out our mission.” If the bill passes, the proposed 10-year schedule voters would see at the polls is: $12.4 billion in 2006; $4.2 billion in 2008; $7.7 billion in 2010; $8.7 billion in 2012 and $5 billion in 2014. Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – An education bill making its way through Sacramento could ultimately ask voters to approve $38 billion worth of funding over the next 10 years to build new California schools and update old ones. If the bill eventually is approved, residents every two years would vote on five different school construction bonds and could find the first on their ballots as early as this year, when they’ll be asked to approve a $12.4 billion bond, the largest one proposed. Hearings for the School Construction Bond started Wednesday and come at a time when money is running thin from previously passed school bonds, state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, said Thursday. Runner’s district covers much of the Santa Clarita Valley. Runner said funds for modernization projects will be exhausted this spring, while dollars for new school construction will be depleted in about a year and a half. last_img read more

Franck Tabanou leaves Swansea City by mutual consent – reports

first_img1 Franck Tabanou has left Swansea City by mutual consent, according to reports in France.The left-back joined the Premier League side in the summer of 2015 for around £3.5m from Saint-Etienne.However, since then the 28-year-old has struggled to assert himself and has been loaned out twice.Tabanou spent last year with Granada and had been due to return to Swansea for pre-season.But now, according to RMC, the Frenchman has cut ties with the Swans after both parties agreed to end his contract.Tabanou still had one year to run on his deal at the Liberty Stadium but he will now need to find a new club. Franck Tabanou last_img read more

Liverpool star leads Netherlands past France – and relegates Germany

first_imgFrance produced little response to going behind and could have been reduced to 10 men when Everton defender Digne was booked for a late, studs-up challenge on Denzel Dumfries.PSV Eindhoven right-back Dumfries was then twice denied by Lloris following Daley Blind’s cross as the hosts went in search of a second.Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris had a busy night and was required to get down low to turn away a direct free-kick from Depay, before repelling two further attempts from the Lyon forward minutes later.The Netherlands – led by captain Virgil van Dijk – defended resolutely and never looked like surrendering their lead as they beat France for the first time since Euro 2008.They eventually made the points safe in the fifth minute of added time when Depay cheekily chipped in from the spot after France substitute Moussa Sissoko brought down De Jong in the box. Memphis Depay celebrates the Netherlands’ second ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion scrap Ronald Koeman has made an impressive start as Netherlands boss Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update RANKED The Netherlands celebrate their opening goal against France Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 3 Most Read In Football latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3center_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed gameday cracker BEST OF LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ tense SORRY Joachim Low’s winless German side will now head to League B, compounding a miserable year for the Germans, who a limp defence of the World Cup in the summer by exiting in the group stage in Russia.The Netherlands will now have the chance to qualify for the finals of Nations League ahead of world champions France when they complete the group stage against the Germans in Gelsenkirchen on Monday.Victory in that match would see Ronald Koeman’s men top the group, while a draw would also be sufficient because of their superior goal difference.The Dutch fully merited their narrow victory at De Kuip and below-par France, without the injured Paul Pogba, would have lost by more had it not been for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.Star man Wijnaldum fired home the 44th-minute opener, before Depay dinked in a penalty deep into added time. Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum then escaped with just a yellow card from referee Anthony Taylor after a clumsy challenge which saw him stand on Griezmann.The Netherlands deservedly edged ahead a minute before half-time following a mistake by Steven N’Zonzi.Central midfielder N’Zonzi, playing in the absence of Manchester United‘s Pogba, inadvertently helped Frenkie de Jong’s cross onto Ryan Babel and, after his close-range effort was repelled by the legs of Lloris, Wijnaldum reacted quickest to slot in the rebound.The emphatic finish was the 28-year-old’s 10th international goal and came on the ground where he began his career with Feyenoord. 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The Netherlands, who failed to qualify for the last two major tournaments, have been rejuvenated under former Southampton and Everton coach Koeman.Full of confidence from last month’s 3-0 success against Germany, they had an excellent opportunity to go ahead inside two minutes.Depay burst past France left-back Lucas Digne on the right before cutting the ball back for the unmarked Wijnaldum to strike a powerful first-time shot which was beaten away by Lloris.The hosts controlled the opening period, although France threatened during a rare foray forward when Antoine Griezmann’s header from a Digne cross bounced off the surface before being held by Jasper Cillessen.Les Bleus, who needed a point to ensure top spot in the group, seemed content to sit back and they were grateful Depay’s 13th-minute volley was straight at Lloris. PAYBACK Germany have been relegated from the top-tier of the Nations League.The 2014 world champions have finished bottom of Group A1 after the Netherlands’ 2-0 win over France on Friday evening.Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay crowned a dominant display from the Dutch in Rotterdam to end Les Bleus’ 15-game unbeaten run.last_img read more