MBU end Reno’s unbeaten streak in western derby

first_img first goal WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay United yesterday defeated FC Reno 2-1 in their Red Stripe Premier League western derby football match at Frome Sports Complex behind a brace from striker Dino Williams, to inflict the first league loss in six matches for Michael Graham’s men. It was a derby with a little of everything involved: yellow cards – four of them to be exact – crunching tackles, missed chances and, of course, the main ingredient, goals. And at the end, the visitors broke the hearts of their hosts. Montego Bay United swept into the top spot in the standings on 13 points, the same as Portmore United, but with a superior goal difference, while FC Reno dropped one spot to third. Williams struck his first goal in the 29th minute to cancel out Roshane Sharpe’s sixth-minute goal for Reno, then shattered Reno’s plans with an 86th-minute poacher’s goal. Sharpe profited from a defensive error that was initiated by goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett, who bowled the ball out to his central defender, Cardel Simpson, who had difficulty controlling the ball. Then, in an attempt to clear the ball, it took a deflection into the path of Williams, who picked his spot to open the scoring. Reno goalkeeper Ashek Taylor mishandled a Williams shot from just outside the area and the ball slipped through his hands and legs and over the line to make the score 1-1. Williams added insult to injury when he popped up to poke the ball home in the 86th for Montego Bay’s go-ahead goal, to seal the victory. “They jumped on us early with that goal, but we fought back to level things up. I thought we played a really sound game today (yesterday) to earn the win,” MBU coach Tim Hankinson said. He reasoned that his team needs to tighten up defensively if they are to avoid conceding cheap goals and stayed clear of blaming goalkeeper Barrett for the goal. Michael Graham, the Reno coach, was left bitterly disappointed, but noted he was pleased with aspects of the performance. “We are already looking to the next match. I think although we conceded late on to lose this game, we played well,” Graham said.last_img read more

UPDATED: WI beat South Africa, advance to WT20 semi-finals

first_imgNAGPUR, India (AP) — Former champions West Indies remained unbeaten and advanced to the World Twenty20 semi-finals earlier today after edging out South Africa by three wickets for their third straight win in Group 1. Marlon Samuels hit 43 off 44 balls and led West Indies to 123-7 in 19.4 overs after South Africa’s batsmen struggled on a slow wicket and limped to 122-8 with Quinton de Kock scoring a fighting 47 off 46 balls. The third successive chase after winning the toss earned West Indies six points and the 2012 champions can sweep the group by defeating Afghanistan on Sunday. South Africa will be eliminated if England, who already have four points, beat defending champions Sri Lanka tomorrow. South Africa have two points from their solitary win against Afghanistan, with a match against Sri Lanka to come. NOTE: Earlier this story had said the West Indies made 126 for 7 in 19.4 overs. That was incorrect. It was actually 123 for 7 in 19.4 overs since the batsmen completed the winning run before the ball hit the boundary. As dictated by the cricket rules, the boundary would not have been counted since the winning run was completed before the ball reached the ropes.last_img read more

Mayor denies City Hall is cash-strapped

first_img… even as service providers threaten pull-out over excessive debtEven as several service providers, including Puran Brothers Disposal Services and Excalibur Security Services, are threatening to withhold their services given the excessive amounts of money owed to them by City Hall, Mayor Patricia Chase Green is maintaining that City Hall is not cash-strapped.Concerns were raised several days ago after information surfaced that City Hall was in deep debt, and could not afford to pay workers’ salaries and cover their expenses. It was also outlined that drainage contractors have ceased operations and rehabilitative works at the Kitty Market had come to a halt owing to financial difficulties.However, Chase Green has denied these claims, telling Guyana Times that the allegations were untrue, and City Hall was capable of covering the municipality’s monthly wage bill which was estimated to be $67 million. The Mayor revealed that workers were paid on Friday afternoon.“As I sit here, the treasurer has not informed me that City Council is bankrupt. Employees were paid here, and those who are being paid through the bank…their money have been sent through,” Chase Green stated.As it concerns the claim that security personnel had been withdrawn from several markets and other locations as a result of City Hall owing the security service, the Mayor maintained that she has not been informed of such, and rubbished the claims as hearsay.“As far as I’m aware, the security personnel are on duty as well as the Constabulary,” she stated.Chase Green stated that she has not received any such reports which suggest that City Hall was incapable of paying its debts, and, as such, she questioned the authenticity and reliability of the information that was published.However, the head of Excalibur Security Services, Retired Lieutenant Colonel George Gomes had confirmed to media operatives that he recalled security guards from several markets and other municipal locations on account of City Hall failing to pay its debt. It has been reported in sections of the media that the Council owed the security provider in excess of $30 million.Meanwhile, Puran Brothers Disposal Services has confirmed that plans are underway to pull its services unless the monies owed were paid off. A source close to the Disposal Services explained that management had sent several pieces of correspondence to City Hall concerning its debt, which was in excess of $40 million, but the Council was yet to respond.last_img read more

Global Health Community Urged to Unravel Unknown Associated with Ebola Virus

first_imgThe Principal Investigator, Dr. Mosoka Fallah, of the Liberia-United States Joint Clinical Research Partnership (PREVAIL), has said that Liberia and the global health community must take advantage of the opportunity to unravel the many unknowns associated with the Ebola virus. Dr. Fallah suggests that optimized clinical care can be provided to survivors while at the same time preparing Liberia and the entire world with the effective prevention and treatment tools against any future Ebola outbreak. During the launching of the Ebola Natural History Study at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor last Wednesday, Dr. Fallah announced that the study is investigating the variety of health problems faced by people who have survived Ebola virus disease and providing study participants with referral to other healthcare facilities in Liberia for free treatment. The study, also known as PREVAIL III, is designed to understand better what health problems Ebola survivors experience and to determine whether they are the same or different from the health problems experienced by people who have recovered from other serious diseases. The study will help to determine if people who survived the Ebola are “immune” or protected from getting Ebola in the future.Since the start of the study on June 17, a total number of 147 Ebola survivors have attended a thorough information session. Of this number, 27 people were successfully enrolled after completing the process, which includes consent to participate in the study, a review of the participant’s medical history, and medical and eye exams. The study is expected to enroll approximately 7,500 people, including 1,500 Ebola survivors and 6,000 of their close contacts within a five-year period. The Ebola Natural History Study is led by a team of Liberians and Americans under the umbrella of a larger Liberia-U.S. bilateral program to build a clinical research partnership and infrastructure in Liberia.Later this month, the study will also open at Duport Road Health Center, C. H. Rennie Hospital in Kakata and Monrovia’s Redemption Hospital. Additional sites in Liberia will join the study in the future. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Local athletes take on major triathlon

first_imgSandy McDonald completed the event with a time of 5:26:36 and was 17th out of 93 participants in her age group.Finally, Bob Andrews completed the race with a time of 5:37:05 and finished 30th out of the 67 competitors in his age group. Over the weekend, a select group of Fort St. John residents put their athletic abilities to the test.On Sunday, July 3, local triathletes participated in the Great White North Half Ironman triathlon, which took place in Edmonton, Alta.- Advertisement -The event consisted of 700 trialthetes from across western Canada, who biked, swam and ran.Four participants from Fort St. John took part in the triathlon.Darren Guliov completed the two kilometre swim, 90 km bike and 21 km run in five hours, 22 minutes and 20 seconds, finishing 51st out of 123 participants in his age group.Barb Polehoykie finished with a time of 5:24:04 and was 4th out of 43 racers in her age group.Advertisementlast_img

Salah reported over allegedly using mobile while driving

first_img0Shares0000Egyptian star Mohamed Salah could be in hot water after Liverpool passed on video footage to police apparently showing him using his mobile phone whilst driving © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 14 – Egyptian star Mohamed Salah could be in trouble with police after his club Liverpool passed a video apparently showing him using his mobile phone while driving.A spokesman for last season’s Champions League finalists said they passed the video, which had circulated on social media, on to police after talking with Salah. “The club, after discussion with the player, have made Merseyside Police aware of the footage and the circumstances surrounding its capture,” said the spokesman cited on the BBC.“We have spoken to the player also and will deal with any follow-up internally.“Neither the club or player will be making any further comment on this matter.”Merseyside Police tweeted they had received the footage.“We have been made aware of a video believed to show a footballer using a mobile phone whilst driving. This has been passed to the relevant department. Thanks for letting us know,” they tweeted on their official account.Salah, who had a remarkable first season with Liverpool scoring 44 goals in all competitions and opened his account for this campaign with a goal in their opening 4-0 thrashing of West Ham on Sunday, could if found guilty of using his mobile face a fine of up to £1000 ($1300, 1100 euro) and points on his licence.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Despicable! Goalkeeper pretends to be unconscious to avoid red card

first_imgDiving and rolling around is one thing, but pretending to be knocked unconscious in a bid to avoid a red card?Well, that’s what Barcelona’s (the South American one) goalkeeper Maximo Banguera appeared to do when his side met Atletico Nacional in the Copa Libertadores.But the referee wasn’t convinced and after waiting for him to ‘come around’ dismissed the Ecuadorian, as Barcelona lost 2-1 to a very late winner.last_img

Champions Chelsea cancel trophy parade following Manchester terror attack

first_img1 Chelsea have cancelled Sunday’s planned victory parade following security advice in the wake of the Manchester terror attack. The Blues had planned an open top bus tour to show off the Premier League trophy and hope to add the FA Cup in Saturday’s final with Arsenal. But following consultation with the authorities – and with the terror threat raised to “critical” – it has been determined “it would be inappropriate” for the parade to go ahead.Chelsea players will wear black armbands for Saturday’s Wembley fixture.A statement on Chelsea’s official website said: “Everyone associated with Chelsea Football Club offers our heartfelt condolences to those affected by Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. Our thoughts go out to all the victims, and their families and friends.“In light of these tragic events, we feel it is inappropriate to go ahead with the victory parade in London on Sunday.“Given the heightened security threat announced by the Government, and recognising that this is a developing situation, we have given this careful consideration.“We strongly believe, in the interests of everyone, this is the correct course of action. We are sure our fans will understand this decision.“Having consulted with the Metropolitan Police, Hammersmith & Fulham Council and other authorities, we know the emergency services would have been as professional as ever, but we would not want in any way to divert important resources by holding an additional, non-ticketed event on the streets of London.“Furthermore, as a mark of respect, our players will wear black armbands at the FA Cup Final against Arsenal on Saturday.“Chelsea Football Club will also make a donation to a fund supporting the victims of this horrific attack.”The club’s Player of the Year awards dinner, planned for Sunday evening, will still take place as the ticketed event is confined to one area.last_img read more

Rangers to play Prodgres Niederkorn in Europa League first qualifying round

first_imgRangers will play Prodgres Niederkorn of Luxembourg in the Europa League first qualifying round.Pedro Caixinha’s side will begin their competitive campaign with the first leg on June 29 before the second leg away on July 6Fellow Ladbrokes Premiership side St Johnstone will face FK Trakai of Lithuania in their tie, also at home in the first leg.The draw was made at the headquarters of European governing body UEFA in Nyon on Monday.Welsh Cup winners Bala Town were drawn against Vaduz of Liechtenstein while Derry City will play Danish outfit Midtjylland.Northern Irish sides Coleraine and Crusaders will face Haugesund of Norway and Latvian side FK Liepaja respectively.Ballymena United will also face Norwegian opposition in Odd.Two other Welsh teams, Connah’s Quay Nomads and Bangor City, were also involved in the draw. Connah’s Quay will play HJK Helsinki and Bangor will take on Lyngby of Denmark.Shamrock Rovers were drawn against Stajarnan of Israel, with Cork City paired with Estonia’s Levadia Tallinn. 1last_img read more

GAA NEWS: CONVOY EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER LIFFORD IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgConvoy GAA News:St. Mary’s Lotto 18/8 Counties drawn: GY,FH,KK,MH. 20 people matched 2 counties. Congrats to Elaine Gallagher, Convoy Larry Doherty Castlefin, Eileen Harkin Convoy, Dymphna Woodforth Convoy, Margaret McNamee Convoy.  Nexts Weeks Jackpot €2200Ladies Training as Norm Wed and Fri @7. Hard luck  to Ciara Gallagher and the Donegal Ladies who were beaten by Armagh in the All Ireland Quarter Final.G4M&O at 8.15 wed all welcome.U 13 & U 16 girls training from 7-8 on Monday  Gumshields and €2  Well done to the U 16 girls on their fine win over Lifford U 13 @ U 16 boys training Thurs at 6.30 Gumshields and €2Our U14 boys and girls teams will host the boys and girls from St Michaels, Roscommon on Sat 29th August at 12 noon. Following the outstanding welcome we had there, we are would like to return the gesture with the help of the parents of our U14 children.After the matches, the plan is to provide a hot buffet of chicken curry & rice, lasagne, salad and crusty bread, juice and a dessert. If you can help with this preparation, or help on the day please private message FB page with details of what you can do.Thanks everyone.Our Men’s teams had mixed fortunes this weekend with the Senior team winning at home V Lifford 1-12 to 1-05  but the Reserves lost out to St Eunans in the Junior B Championship 1-19 to 1-10The Seniors will face N.Ultan in the Junior A Championship  this SatTraining Tues and Thurs at 7.30 for Seniors and ReservesGAA NEWS: CONVOY EARN EXCELLENT WIN OVER LIFFORD IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: August 24th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more