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CONFIDENCE HIGH St George’s College is considered one of the favourites at the start of every schoolboy football season, and this year is no different. Last season, Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell’s boys’ campaign was derailed by the sudden passing of their captain Dominic James, who died on the pitch in a match against Excelsior High at the Stadium East Field. The Georgians missed out on the second round of the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup and failed to qualify for the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup competition. Now, Assistant Coach Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle says that their intention this season is to win titles to honour his memory. The Georgians have lost most of their players from last season, with Gayle saying that only 30 per cent of the squad was retained, but based on good results in preseason, confidence is high in the camp. One of the high-profile players to leave the squad is recent national senior team call-up, Alex Marshall, who is 19 years old and no longer eligible to play the competition. He chipped in with 26 goals two seasons ago. Although a shortened campaign saw him score only six goals last season, his talent for getting the ball into the back of the net will be missed. However, Gayle is not too bothered by this, saying that it means that the goals will be shared all around the pitch this season. “It’s a new squad, but talent is there, and we just have to work on what we want,” Gayle said. “We’re gelling nicely,” he said. “We’re getting it together, we still haven’t reached where we want to as yet, but we’re getting there, slowly but surely. It’s going to be a total team effort, in and around the team. We’re not looking for any one person, all of the players are gonna be expected to chip in,” Gayle said. St Georges’ first match is against the visiting Tarrant High at 3 p.m. on Monday at Winchester Park, North Street. email@example.com
Rachid Parchment, Assistant Sports Editor LIMA, Peru: National women’s shot put record holder Danniel Thomas-Dodd is now also the Pan American Games record holder. Thomas-Dodd threw a distance of 19.55m, which is also a new national record, to finish ahead of Canada’s Brittany Crew, with a personal best of 19.07m, and USA’s Jessica Ramsey’s season’s best of 19.01m to break the previous 36-year-old record of 19.34m set by Cuba’s María Elena Sarría in Caracas, Venezuela in 1983. Thomas-Dodd said coming into the Games, her form suggested the accomplishment was possible. “It feels really good to have done this,” she said. “Coming in, I knew based on my season’s best and the distances I’ve been throwing all season, I knew that the Pan Am Games record was attainable. Essentially, I just wanted the gold and that’s what I got.” Thomas-Dodd’s previous best and national record stood at 19.48m, which she threw earlier this year. Following Thomas-Dodd’s win, Aisha Praught-Leer brought a silver medal for Jamaica in the women’s 1500m final, finishing in 4:28.26 minutes, behind USA’s Dominique Hiltz (4:07.14). Hiltz’s teammate Alexa Efraimson was third in 4:08.63 minutes. Jamaica now has 17 medals: six gold, five silver, and six bronze.
As flooding worsens in Lovely Lass, Mahaica, Berbice, owing to a faulty pump that had been installed by the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA), residents are disputing that the regional administration is making efforts to have the issue addressed. Flooded parts of the communityEven though the issue has been ongoing for the past two to three weeks, the residents are convinced that the administration has turned a deaf ear to their plea to have the issue discussed with MMA/ADA.In addition, downpours over the last few days have caused this situation to escalate to the point where the roads are now deteriorating, according to the residents.Ernest Mona, one of the affected residents, reported to Guyana Times that in addition to the faulty pump, the general drainage in the area was in dire need of attention.Both factors, he said, are contributing to the flooding, but there has been no work done to reduce the effects on the residents.According to Mona, the residents had brought up the situation with the Councillors who reportedly informed that it was not their place to address the flooding.It was further relayed to them that mechanical work was required to tackle the flooding, but the region was not in possession of the necessary machinery.He said that residents who were living on the dams were feeling the full brunt since that part of the community was especially affected.Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal confirmed that a solution was not in the hands of the region’s administration, since the pump had been placed at a strategic point by MMA/ADA.“MMA has complete control over the pump, so there is nothing the council can do on its own to bring relief to the affected residents,” he said.In addition, he pointed out that the area was generally prone to flooding so the effects were amplified as the pump malfunction continued to cause damage.Ramphal informed that he had made contact with the MMA/ADA earlier this week which subsequently led to a visit by the entity’s engineering team.However, they denied there was a fault with the pump and had since not visited the area for any further investigation, according to the Chairman.Meanwhile, the residents are appealing for a partnership to be established between the administration and MMA/ADA so they can have some relief.
The haul took Innocent Simiyu’s charges to 101 points with one leg of the series left, beating their previous record of 99 points gathered in the 2012/2013 season under Briton Mike Friday, where they finished fifth overall.Against Wales, Kenya ran in five tries with the impressive Jeff Oluoch bagging a brace while Eden Agero, Willy Ambaka and Collins Injera bagged one each.Meanwhile, Shujaa have been pooled in a tight group for next weekend’s Paris Sevens where they will clash with London champions Fiji, New Zealand and Samoa in Pool A.“We started slowly but we built up during the tournament with how we wanted to play and we got something out of this tournament. The pick-up has been good and the boys are playing really well,” skipper Andrew Amonde said after the final.Kenya’s Jeffery Oluoch charges through the Wales defense on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in London on 3rd June, 2018. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World RugbyCoach Innocent Simiyu was pleased with the return and the record setting victory.“I think we are very proud of the boys. We didn’t start well yesterday but we managed to pick up and won a trophy which gives us confidence for the next tournament. It’s been a good year in terms of results but we still have a lot to do with performances,” the tactician said after the victory.In the semis which set the precedence for a better performance in the final, Shujaa were emphatic.Collins Injera set the pace for the team in the first minute of the game as he dotted down the first try. Moments later, Argentina hit back as Julian Dominquez narrowed the gap with an unconverted try.However, Shujaa were relentless with Augustine Lugonzo and Ambaka adding on the haul to give the side a 21-5 lead at half time.They finished off the job in the second half with three tries via Billy Odhiambo, Brian Tanga and Amonde.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya celebrate the Challenge Trophy win over Wales on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in London on 3rd June, 2018. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World RugbyNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 2- Kenya surpassed the 100-point mark for the first time in their World Series history after picking eight points from the London Sevens in the United Kingdom on Sunday with a 33-19 Challenge Trophy win over Wales.Shujaa were already guaranteed of attaining the mark even before the Wales final after beating Argentina 42-10 in the semi-finals. They would be sure of at least seven points if they lost the final, but the win ensured they get the maximum eight.
0Shares0000LONDON, September 12- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he opted to spend transfer deadline day in Rome as he had a long-standing appointment to meet the Pope Francis at the Vatican.Wenger was criticized for taking part in a charity football match in the Italian capital on a day when so much transfer activity takes place for top Premier League clubs, but he still managed to sign Danny Welbeck from Manchester United despite his day trip to Italy. The Frenchman suggested the fact he was out of bed early to catch his flight to Rome helped him to set up the deal for Welbeck, but it was clear that his eagerness to have an audience with the head of the Catholic church was important to him.“Meeting the Pope was an experience I did not want to miss,” Wenger told reporters, of a match that was supported by Pope Francis. “I am a Catholic, so it was an experience, and one I accepted a long time ago.“On top of that it was a game for peace and multi-religion understanding. I thought today where we are a bit in front of an international religious war [in Gaza], it was a very important game.Pope Francis has a long history of supporting Copa Libertadores champions San Lorenzo.“He is a great person. He shows humility and is available to meet for everybody, has a word with everybody.“He is also a football fan. He is a supporter of San Lorenzo in Argentina. You cannot be born in Argentina and not be a football fan. He spoke with many Argentinians, so I wanted to be discreet and say, ‘It was nice to meet you and bye-bye.’”Wenger’s comments suggesting the Welbeck transfer may not have happened if it were not for his departure from England on deadline day led some to speculate that Gunners officials had pushed for the Manchester United striker in the absence of the manager.Yet Wenger was quick to dampen down that suggestion, as he confirmed he gave the final green light for the deal to proceed.“At first it was a loan deal, but when they said it was a permanent transfers I agreed,” confirmed Wenger. “We would also have looked at loan deal with an option to buy.“We are in 2014 and you can always be in touch with everybody even when you travel. The advantage of that day was I had to get up at 6 o’clock in the morning for my flight and I was available the whole day.”-ESPC FC0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A violent crime spike in four cities, including San Bernardino, led the Justice Department on Friday to dispatch additional teams of federal agents to combat guns, gangs or surging murder rates. The other cities are Mesa, Ariz.; Orlando, Fla.; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The four-city push comes as the FBI is expected to report a 1.3 percent rise in violent crime nationwide in 2006 – an increase for the second straight year. At the same time, a new internal Justice report rapped crime-busting task forces for failing to coordinate efforts and potentially endangering agents’ lives. “Each of these cities has seen an unacceptable increase in homicides or other violent crimes,” Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told employees at the Washington headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “Authorities in each have come forward and asked for our help.” Defying critics who have demanded his resignation over the firings of U.S. attorneys, Gonzales said he would spend the final 18 months of his tenure “in a sprint” to curb violent crime. The influx of agents brings the number of ATF Violent Crime Impact Teams, which first deployed three years ago, to 29 cities. The FBI is also adding to its more than 180 Safe Streets Task Forces by sending one to Orlando, which Gonzales said has been plagued by gang violence. Orlando police spokeswoman Barbara Jones said the department “welcomes any additional federal support in our efforts to combat violent crime.” No additional funds or grants are expected to be funneled to communities to bolster their own law enforcement efforts, Justice officials said. Gonzales also called anew for new laws to strengthen penalties against criminals, including imposing mandatory minimum sentences on federal convicts. The report, released Friday by Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, warned of problems with federal crime-fighting task forces. It concluded the teams duplicate efforts and compete for help from local authorities while failing to communicate among themselves. The poor communication, in particular, resulted in three so-called “blue-on-blue” cases where federal agents mistook each other for criminals. Those incidents, which the report found “put officers’ safety at risk,” included: An undercover ATF agent and informant in Chicago bought a loaded gun from an informant working for the FBI’s Safe Streets task force. FBI Safe Streets agents in Atlanta pulled over a member of a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force whose car matched the description of a suspect both teams were looking for. ATF agents working an undercover sting at a Las Vegas gun show arrested a suspect for illegally buying firearms. The buyer turned out to be an informant working for the FBI – even though the ATF had taken steps to make sure there would be no overlap between federal agencies. Fine’s inspectors studied task forces in eight cities: Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala.; Camden, N.J.; Chicago; Gary, Ind.; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; and Philadelphia. Nearly 130 task force members in the cities reported working on at least 45 duplicate investigations. Gonzales said Justice’s investigative agencies have already taken steps to fix the problems, and were ordered in March to make sure their task forces coordinate and share information with each other to prevent overlap. Additionally, the nation’s 93 U.S. attorneys were told last month to meet with task force leaders in their districts and fix any coordination problems. Between 2003 and 2006, Fine’s report showed, 210 Justice Department task forces were working in 256 cities nationwide. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INDUSTRY – A small brush fire flared near the 60 and 605 freeways at lunchtime Monday caused some traffic problems for commuters in the San Gabriel Valley. The fire, in the San Gabriel River bed, near the intersection of two major freeways, was reported at 11:51 a.m. and put out at 12:13 p.m., officials said. “It was a very small contained fire,” Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Ron Haralson said. The cause of the fire was under investigation, officials said. A CHP dispatch report indicated the fire may have been arson.
Like most House of Representatives seats from California, McKeon’s 25th District is considered a safe race for the incumbent. But Rodriguez argues that the district’s demographics are changing, making the race more competitive. On Friday, Rodriguez, 29, and Libertarian candidate David Erickson, 50, participated in a forum at the Antelope Valley Senior Center in Lancaster. McKeon was invited but did not attend. In Santa Clarita, the head of an organization called the Democratic Alliance for Action has slammed McKeon for not agreeing to a date when the congressman could debate Rodriguez. Rodriguez took a noncombative approach in his forum with Erickson, but he’s been more critical of McKeon. “(A debate) would give people an opportunity to find out what this guy really stands for,” said Rodriguez, who previously worked as an aide to Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood. “And if you’re not scared of your record, then you shouldn’t be afraid to show it to … your constituents, who deserve to know what they’re voting for.” SANTA CLARITA – A face-to-face debate between Howard P. “Buck” McKeon and his two challengers in the race for Congress appears unlikely, with three weeks left before the election. McKeon’s main opponent, Democrat Robert Rodriguez, has accused the Republican congressman from Santa Clarita of running from a fight. But McKeon campaign spokesman Scott Wilk said the seven-term incumbent has just been unable to find time in his schedule. McKeon has debated challengers in past elections. “We’re under no obligation to debate at all,” Wilk said. “He’s under an obligation to his constituents to do his job.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips Rodriguez has called for troop withdrawals to start in Iraq – arguing that troops should be used to help control the border with Mexico instead of fighting in Iraq. McKeon wants to make permanent the tax cuts signed into law by President George W. Bush five years ago, and the congressman supports building a 700-mile fence with Mexico. “If the debate ever does occur,” Wilk said, “I’m highly confident the congressman will skewer (Rodriguez) into … kebobs because of his liberal record. It’s out of step with this district.” But with the election set for Nov. 7, no date has been set for a debate. “I’d say it’s unlikely just because of scheduling conflicts,” Wilk said. Erickson, the Libertarian candidate, said at Friday’s forum that he understands why McKeon won’t debate – the district is predominantly Republican and he stands little chance of losing. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
WHITTIER – Whittier customers of Southwest Water Co., whose bills rose 6.4 percent last month, will see their rates rise 2.9 percent next July and 2.6 percent the following July, the company announced. The rate increases approved by California Public Utilities Commission should generate about $3 million a year to help pay for infrastructure improvements, according to Mark Swatek, chairman and chief executive of Southwest Water. The 6.4 percent increase, retroactively approved, took effect last month. Southwest Water owns Suburban Water Systems, which supplies water in a 41- square-mile area that includes all or parts of Whittier, La Mirada, La Habra, Hacienda Heights, Industry, La Puente, Glendora, Covina, West Covina and Buena Park. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!