Royal Plantation, Couples square off

first_img Sandals Royal Plantation will start as underdogs, but with Kirk Lyle, skipper Sheldon Ashpole and Jaquan Lindo in their line-up, they are quietly confident that they are up to the task to at least give the star-studded Couples team a run for their money. Jewels Runaway Bay started the competition like a house on fire, but were clipped 1-0 by a resurgent Police team earlier this week and will be looking to rebound. In matches played last week, Sandals Ochi held favourites Gran Bahai Principe to a 1-1 draw, while Sandals Royal Plantation slammed Jewels Dunn’s River 6-2. Police defeated Jewels Runaway Bay 1-0 and Sandals Royal Plantation dumped Beaches Ocho Rios 6-1. Sandals Regional Public Relations Manager Ian Spencer said he was pleased with the standard of play in the competition so far and was looking forward to the teams taking it to an even higher level in the matches to come. Defending champions Couples Tower Isle and high-riding Sandals Royal Plantation will clash today in a battle of the two highest-scoring teams in the Sandals St Ann Business House football competition at Drax Hall starting at 6 p.m. In the opening encounter at 4 p.m., Jewels Runaway Bay and C&J Enterprise will meet in another important showdown. Couples have been on fire since the start of the season, scoring 25 goals in three matches while conceding only two, while Sandals Royal Plantation have chalked up 13 goals in two matches. Couples Tower Isle have two of the most potent strikers in the competition in the duo of Mauracio Gordon and Gregory Tate. Gordon, the man they call ‘Shavar’, is the one that defences have been having a hard time containing. He hit a hat-trick in his last match and is fit and raring to go. Gordon kicks well with either feet and has wily dribbling skills. UNDERDOGSlast_img read more

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Mom killer’s sentencing deferred

first_imgThe sentencing of a man who was implicated in killing his own mother seven years ago has been deferred to accommodate a court request for a medical evaluation of the defendant.Accused mom killer: Adrian McKenzieAdrian Mc Kenzie’s sentencing was scheduled to be handed down by Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the High Court in Georgetown on Monday, but the judge requested a medical evaluation to determine whether he is fit to be sentenced. The evaluation will have to be conducted by a Government psychiatrist.Using a hammer, McKenzie beat 62-year-old Ethel Andrews to death on November 16, 2010 at their Sand Creek, Rupununi home. According to reports, the woman had reprimanded her son after he allegedly had assaulted his father and was in the process of carrying out a similar attack on his grandfather.Reportedly after the woman had intervened to prevent him from so doing, Mc Kenzie became angered and hammered his mother in the head. She reportedly died shortly afterwards.Justice Bovell-Drakes has adjourned proceedings to December 5, when a determination would be made on the fitness of the accused to be sentenced, weeks after he pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter.He was represented by Defence Counsel Maxwell McKay, while Prosecutors Mandell Moore and Orinthia Schmidt had led the State’s case.last_img read more

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L.A. leaders ignore actual gang reform

first_imgTHERE’S just one problem with civil-rights attorney Connie Rice’s proposed “Marshall Plan” to rid L.A. of gangs. It won’t work. Ever. Rice’s report says nothing about the Los Angeles Unified School District’s continued tolerance of gang behavior on its campuses that gives these thug groups a place to plan and recruit. It says nothing about the Probation Department’s severe mishandling of county juvenile halls and camps. This incompetence has created an environment so violent, out-of-control and toxic that juvenile-incarceration facilities are now a place where gangs go to recruit and spread word of their accomplishments and plans. The report says nothing about holding legally accountable the 100,000 gang members’ 200,000 parents who are aiding and abetting their children’s participation in severe criminal activity. It says nothing about Juvenile Court judges’ refusal to enforce the terms of probation that all convicted gang members have, which would quickly return to incarceration those who refuse to obey the law. And the report says nothing about the need for our increasingly cowardly populace to “man up” in their neighborhoods. Neighbors must be willing to identify and testify against local criminals – and quit expecting a handful of cops to do for us what we refuse to do for ourselves. A “Marshall Plan” would foolishly spend millions of dollars “creating more jobs” for gang members who are too unmotivated, too immature and lazy, and too drug-saturated to take the countless entry-level jobs that are already available. Millions more would be wasted on more education programs, when countless outstanding education programs in L.A. sit half-empty because these unparented teens are too unmotivated to participate. Is there any proven program for turning around gang members and other high-risk youths that would work for all of Los Angeles? Is there any program that would not cost millions, could be implemented immediately, and would start showing results in less than 30 days? For the last 10 years, I’ve taught at the West Valley Leadership Academy in Canoga Park, an alternative public school for gang members and high-risk youths – the worst of the worst. We hold our students to exceptionally high standards of dress and conduct. We don’t let them get away with any kind of thuggish behavior – even if that means we personally have to endure threats or worse. But getting tough works. Our school has students attending daily within a few days of enrolling. They get employed, as well as clean and sober, and behave perfectly. They take college or vocational classes, get off probation, stop gang and racist activity, and ultimately, graduate to successful careers. What more could you ask? How about the fact that 100 percent of their parents participate in monthly training/education meetings? Our program, and its results, could be in place throughout all L.A. schools and communities within weeks – and without extra funding. All it would require is for those hard-core individuals who are ruining L.A.’s future to swallow their pride and be willing to try something new. I’m not talking about gang members. I’m referring to our local leaders. Paul D. White is the co-founder of West Valley Leadership Academy in Canoga Park.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

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20 homes face demolition to clear road for expansion

first_imgFor the last several years, Caltrans has been meeting and negotiating with property owners such as Rojas, whose homes are in the path of expansion. Caltrans, which is handling the acquisition and demolition of the 20 homes, has already settled with some homeowners and demolished five houses, said Norwalk City Manager Ernie Garcia. Garcia said he understands it is a difficult situation for property owners and is sensitive to the issue. The city has been facilitating meetings with residents in an effort to make things as “harmless as possible,” he said. Caltrans is offering market value for the houses, paying for relocating costs and allowing time for residents to find another home. But Rojas, who is still negotiating with Caltrans, said his house is to be demolished by Nov. 27. His son worries about having a place to live, he said. “His grades dropped at school,” he said. “I hug him and tell him not to worry about it. It pisses me off to no end. There’s no loyalty here.” karen.robes@presstelegram.com (562) 499-1303 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Caltrans plans to clear Rojas’ home and about 19 others to widen the Santa Ana (5) Freeway to 10 lanes – a $1.2 billion project that has now been fully financed by state and federal funds, city and transportation officials announced Thursday in Norwalk. The 8-mile expansion, which would stretch from the Artesia (91) Freeway to the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, would include rebuilding the two-lane interchange at Carmenita Road. This is the first part of a larger plan to upgrade the aging 5 Freeway from the 91 to the Long Beach (710) Freeway. Built in the 1950s, the 5 Freeway is traveled by more than 200,000 vehicles daily and can barely accommodate the growing traffic, according to Caltrans. Anticipating Caltrans’ expansion plans, Norwalk, Buena Park, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Downey and Commerce formed in 1991 the I-5 Consortium Cities Joint Powers Authority. It was established to ensure local input and to work with transportation officials to make improvements “that will not cause economic and social disruption of communities,” according to the consortium. NORWALK – There are only two places Daniel Rojas calls home. The first was his parents’ house on Dinard Avenue, where he lived until he was 22. The second is the Gracebee Avenue house down the street from his parents, where he now lives with his 10-year-old son. Both homes are being demolished this year to make way for a freeway expansion. “I’ve lived here all my life and I think it’s unfair,” said Rojas, 53, a mechanic for the city of Norwalk. last_img read more

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‘Perfect time to move’ – £19m Liverpool and Tottenham target assessed

first_imgAndriy Yarmolenko believes he is ready for a crack at the big time and has been linked with several Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Here, talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight takes a closer look at the winger…Name: Andriy YarmolenkoDate of birth: 23 October, 1989Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, RussiaPosition: WingerClub: Dynamo KievWhat’s the latest?Yarmolenko is adamant the time is right to leave Ukraine. Having pledged his loyalty to Kiev until domestic success was secured, their recent title triumph could now prove to be his final contribution to their cause, with him explaining now is “perfect time to change clubs”. Last year his club rejected offers from abroad for Yarmolenko, but they may struggle to retain his services and Tottenham and Liverpool have both been linked to the midfiedler. However, it is reported he could be available for as much as £19m.Did you know?1) Yarmolenko scored on his Ukrainian Premier League debut for Dynamo Kiev in a 2-1 victory over Vorskla Poltava in May 2008.2) He was labelled as the future of Ukrainian football by legendary striker Andriy Shevchenko during the build up to Euro 2012.3) Blessed with pace, power, technique and flair, Yarmolenko’s strengths suggest he is equipped to succeed in the Premier League. The 25-year-old is extremely versatile and is capable on either flank, in an attacking midfield role and was even used as a left-back earlier in his career.4) At 15 seconds, Yarmolenko scored the fastest goal in Ukraine’s history during a 1-0 friendly victory over Uruguay in September 2011 (see video evidence).5) The midfielder scored 14 goals in 26 appearances in the Ukrainian Premier League this season, as Kiev halted Shakhtar’s five-year domination to claimed their 27th crown.What is being said?He said:I feel the strength and confidence to be able to play in one of the top championships. If I want to play enough in Europe, now is the time to moveVideo evidence:Yarmolenko left Everton midfielder Gareth Barry in his wake before unleashing an unstoppable long-range effort past Tim Howard to send Kiev on their way to the Europa League quarter finals earlier in the season. 1 Andriy Yarmolenko last_img read more

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Liverpool team to play Tottenham on Saturday – Who will Jurgen Klopp start in his game in charge?

first_img 11 11 15. Daniel Sturridge (striker) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right-back) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 11 11 11 11 23. Emre Can (centre midfield) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 21. Lucas Leiva (centre midfield) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! 17. Mamadou Sakho (centre-back) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 10. Phillippe Coutinho (attacking midfield) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right Jurgen Klopp is hoping to become just the second Liverpool manager in the Premier League era to win his first game in charge.The German is managing the Reds for the first time at Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow, knowing that victory could see his side climb above the Londoners and Merseyside rivals Everton in the table.Klopp has promised that there won’t be a radical shake-up initially, so he is expected to field many of the stars who played regularly under Brendan Rodgers.Liverpool have won the last five games against Tottenham, including successive 5-0 and 3-0 wins at White Hart Lane.However, the new boss can’t call upon Mario Balotelli, who scored the winner when the side’s last met in February.Klopp’s first team selection will be heavily scrutinsed – so is this the XI who will face Spurs? 11 11 18. Alberto Moreno (left-back) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 33. Jordon Ibe (attacking midfield) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 7. James Milner (attacking midfield) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 37. Martin Skrtel (centre-back)last_img read more

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CYCLING: FOUR MASTERS POISON GLEN TOUR

first_imgThe 2012 Four Masters Poison Glen Tour is set to take to the roads of Donegal on Sunday 7th October.The 78 mile course will take the same route as last year with a feed station at An Churt Hotel in Dunlewy.Cycling trough Glenveagh National Park and the Poison Glen this is a must do tour for all cyclists who appreicate the scenic beauty that Donegal has to offer or those who just enjoy a challenging cycle. Similar to last year this event will be leaving Aura Leisure centre in Letterkenny and travel through Kilmacrennan via Trentagh. We will then turn left in Termon through the magnificent Glenveagh National Park before turning right to tackle the first climb of the day, the Muckish gap. Once over Muckish its down into Falcarragh and on to Gorkahork and Dunlewy before a feed stop at An Chuirt Hotel in Dunlewy.After a 15 min stop here we set of to tackle the toughest climb of the day, The Poison Glen. After you summit the Poison Glen you have a fast descent down into Glenveagh once again and then back towards Letterkenny via Gartan.As with all Four Masters Leisure events the pace will be controlled. This is a fun day for everyone and not a race. Sign on will open from 8.30am and we will leave at 9.30am.Showers and refreshments will be available afterwards in the Aura Centre in Letterkenny Route Map More information from Liam Tinney on 087 2902515CYCLING: FOUR MASTERS POISON GLEN TOUR was last modified: October 2nd, 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:CYCLING: FOUR MASTERS POISON GLEN TOURlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES

first_imgNaomh MuireUnder-age training times: Under 6 training takes place every Saturday morning at 11.15am in the Aislann. Under 8s training takes place every Saturday morning from 10am to 11am in the Aislann. Under 10 training will continue this Saturday from 12pm to 1pm at the gym in the Rosses Community School. Under 12s training continues on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm in the RCS. Please check the Naomh Muire Bord na nOg facebook page for regular updates and latest news re underage activities. The fixtures for all club under-age games for 2013 have been announced and are available on the club website.Peil na mBan; Comhghairdeas dó Rosses athletics club members who were victorious in Magherafelt and Athlone at the weekend. Our in house Development camp is now in Week 2 at the Gym in the RCS with next session Tuesday 12th Feb from 5-6pm. We have a group of 23 girls attending ranging in ages from 9 to 13 years and 5 coaches. This initiative will further our aim of having an unbroken chain of players from u12 to adult teams for our future.”Our club, Our Standards, Our Victory”. Mouthguards – please note this is a requirement for all now for training and games as passed by GAA headquarters. This is a requirement for all senior and underage players. The Bord na nÓg request all parents to purchase the mouthguards which are available locally in any sport shop. No mouthguard – no training or playing.Still some in Stock! Get one before the season starts! We now have O’Neill 22″ Kit Bags for Sale.Priced @ €28. TEXT O863189331 To order. Still a limited amount in stock.The Bord na nOg are holding a 5k run/walk on good Friday. More details will follow in the coming weeks. Jive Alive is on the way – and confirmed for the Aislann on March 12th/13th. After weeks of extensive searching, auditions and dance offs the 10 couples will be revealed in the Naomh Muire GAA Clubhouse next Sunday night 17th at 6pm.Lotto details for week 7th February. Jackpot 1400 euro. No jackpot winner. There was two match 3 winner: Grace Rodgers – Coilceim agus Joe Glynn – Anagaire thiar. Next weeks Jackpot €1460 and if your not in you can’t win! Check out details on www.naomhmuire.ie. GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 12th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Naomh Mhuire Club noteslast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: SUPER TERESA LANDS SENIOR COUNTY TITLE NUMBER 8 IN FINN VALLEY SUNSHINE!

first_imgThe conditions were Summer-like, very unreal and not cross country of the traditional type due to excellent weather but you go with what’s put in front of you – such was the scene at Finn Valley Athletics Club on Sunday for the 46th annual senior county champs.A number of key points emerged – not least the wondrous Teresa Mc Gloin who had an easy victory to land her 8th title in this particular championship – her first victory coming in 2007 a remarkable record.She led a Valley 1234 with former Catriona Devine a 4 times previous winner Donna Evans just back in action having taken a fall off her bike some months ago and final scorer Marie Harvey from Castlefinn a sports student at LYIT. On to the men and again a relatively new squad from Valley stepped up to the mark to successfully defend title with Gerard Gallagher leading them 4th ,Mark Mc Paul, Dermot Mc Elchar ,Cieran Mc Elhinney,Adam Speer and Paddy Brennan.Many names have gone to the start line since Valley first won the title back in 1974 led by the victor on that day at Cranford Neil Martin and these lads now join the roll of honour.Finn Valley have recorded 27 men team victories in that 46 year period and 39 in womens list of winners – a great tradition. P. Mc Kinney won mens title from Eoghain Mc Ginley in what was an excellently organised once again over a 2k lap and a word of congrats to Inishowen ac runners up men and women teams. ATHLETICS: SUPER TERESA LANDS SENIOR COUNTY TITLE NUMBER 8 IN FINN VALLEY SUNSHINE! was last modified: November 2nd, 2015 by John2Share 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:Finn Valley AClast_img read more

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Diego Maradona’s crazy antics cause a stir

first_imgDiego Maradona is never far from controversy.The Hand of God legend stole the show during Argentina’s dramatic 2-1 victory over Nigeria. Maradona is an awful human being…….. #JustSaying— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 26, 2018 Maradona’s gesture was broadcast on live TV 2 Ferdinand said: “His career as a football player on the pitch was up there with the best, but unfortunately there are moments like this that do arrive. It is not nice to see that.”Lineker added: “Diego Maradona perhaps let himself down with his celebration.”And England’s Kyle Walker was among the many to react on Twitter. Maradona looked like a man possessed after Messi opened the scoring Maradona was pictured showing two middle fingers in the stands after Marcos Rojo’s late winner to send the Albiceleste through.He also danced with a female Nigeria fan and performed a bizarre Dracular-style cross in front of his chest when Lionel Messi put his country ahead.Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker were among those who condemned the 57-year-old’s antics.center_img 2 It’s exhausting being Maradona. pic.twitter.com/5n3xp8lUx5— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 26, 2018 Yes Diego, @dele_official says ‘hi’ pic.twitter.com/s3zLwcGDMV— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) June 26, 2018 No class.Some Class A, perhaps. He has form for that.But no true class.#Maradona #ARGNGR pic.twitter.com/bJGEnBAyZn— DES KELLY (@DesKellyBTS) June 26, 2018 Maradona perfectly describes the 4 stages of the semester pic.twitter.com/1XSjuU2vnh— illusigram (@illusigram) June 26, 2018talkSPORT 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.last_img read more

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