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Big job for Young

first_img – 8:40 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Reno – Montego Bay Sports Complex Paul Young Sr is not the product of a virgin birth, but he is being viewed by many as the equivalent of the football messiah, especially for Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) club Waterhouse, which he is expected to save. Having recorded the fewest wins, the most losses joint with 11th-placed Rivoli, scored the second fewest goals, only bettering the goal-shy Cavalier, and conced the third highest number of goals, a position they share with today’s opponents Tivoli Gardens, Waterhouse are really in need of a saviour. Young is an accomplished man, having distinguished himself at the high school, university and national levels as a player, and having followed suit at the club level, especially locally. This job, though, may just be his biggest yet as he has not before worked miracles. The much-travelled Calvert Fitzgerald failed to raise Waterhouse’s game from the dead. The loyal Anthony Patrick has since stepped in, but things have not improved at all. In fact, they are a little worse as the club is now firmly rooted at the bottom of the table after 16 games in the season. Young appears unwilling to speak about the current situation and what the future holds, but is perhaps taking inspiration from Humble Lions, who, last year this time, had less than 10 points, but ended up challenging for the title. Games between both teams have always been competitive and, according to Tivoli Gardens assistant coach Damion Gordon, this one could go either way. “History will play a big part in this game. Over the years, games between these two teams have been intense, and it did not matter where on the table one or both of the teams were,” Gordon said. – 3 p.m: Portmore United vs Boys Town – Juici Park, Clarendon – 3 p.m: UWI FC vs Cavalier – UWI Bowl, Mona – 3 p.m: Rivoli vs Humble Lion – Spanish Town Prison Oval – 3 p.m: Waterhouse vs Tivoli Gardens – Drewsland Stadium – 6 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Harbour View – Anthony Spaulding Complex Today’s games: Tomorrow’s game:last_img read more

House Conforms to Supreme Court Ruling

first_imgThe House of Representatives has begun roll call again, after suspending it and allowing members present at the June 2 Session of the House of Representatives to constitute a quorum for one month, June 2 to July 2, 2016.Yesterday’s roll call was in compliance with the Supreme Court ruling of Associate Justice Jamesetta Wolokollie, which mandated the House’s Plenary to return to the ‘status quo ante’ in conformity with Article 33 of the 1986 Constitution.The Article states: “Simple majority of each House shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a lower number may adjourn from day to day and compel the attendance of absent members. Whenever the House of Representatives and the Senate shall meet in joint session, the presiding officer of the House of Representatives shall preside.”The Court ruling was due to a lawsuit filed by Rep. Edwin M. Snowe, praying the Court to intervene in what he termed as “undemocratic and illegal” decision which violates the House’s Rules and Procedures and the Constitution.The House leadership made the decision to return to the “roll call” owing to a Stay Order on the House Sessions and Budget Hearings on the Revenue Component of the Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Draft National Budget on Tuesday.According to the Writ of Prohibition, the Supreme Court, in its March Term, A.D. 2016, mandated the House of Representatives to return to the status quo, before the motion of June 2, 2016 that suspended roll calls.“You are further commanded to instruct the Respondents (Speaker Tyler and Ministry of Justice) to do their return to this Writ in the office of the Clerk of this Honorable Court on or before the 30th day of June, A.D. 2016; and to read them the original and leave a copy of the Writ of Prohibition with the Respondents each. As to when and how you shall have served this Writ, you will make known by filing your returns officially thereto on the back of the original Writ in the office of the Clerk of this Honorable Court on or before the said 30th Day of June, A.D. 2016,” the court said.It may be recalled that last Tuesday’s session was adjourned following an announcement by the Chairman on the House’s Executive Committee, Grand Kru Representative George Wesseh Blamoh, who served as the presiding officer.“We received two communications (writs) from the Supreme Court and the Speaker has gone there to get clarity, so today there’s no session,” Presiding Officer Blamoh said. This is the second time in two weeks the Supreme Court put a stay order on the House of Representatives.On Friday, June 10, 2016, a stay order was granted by the Supreme Court, and on Monday, June 13, it was lifted and both parties, the petitioner, Rep. Edwin Snowe and the respondent, Speaker J. Alex Tyler were mandated to make amendment, but the petitioner was instructed to seek redress if dissatisfied with the resolution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sanchez to travel shouldering chip

first_img“There was no way I would commit before I visited,” Sanchez said. “We understood they would take one quarterback. I just didn’t expect them to take the first one or that it would happen so fast.” If Sanchez attended Nebraska, he probably would be a three-year starter and the Cornhuskers might not have taken Arizona State transfer Sam Keller, who will start against USC on Saturday. Cushing questionable Linebacker Brian Cushing (sprained ankle) will be a game-time decision after doing less in practice than expected Wednesday. “There’s a big difference in just walking and coming out here and running,” Cushing said. “I think it’s about 85 to 90 percent, so I have a chance to play. I’ll just try to keep working to where I can be 100 percent on Saturday.” If Cushing is unable to play, Clay Matthews will make his first career start. “Clay’s been around a long time, he had a terrific first game, he’s worked extremely hard and he’s really ready,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “He’s primed for this. “This is what depth is all about. This is what we had hoped, to be able to jump up with a guy we trust and believe in, who has been there when you do have a guy who has to step aside.” McKnight ready Tailback Joe McKnight (sprained knee) said he feels 100 percent and will not wear a knee brace for the game. “It was frustrating with the brace on; it was hard to play the way I normally do,” McKnight said. Bring on the noise USC practiced with loudspeakers simulating crowd noise, and perhaps no one needed it more than true freshman center Kris O’Dowd, who makes his second career start against Nebraska. “Most definitely it’s going to be a foreign place,” O’Dowd said. “But I feel pretty comfortable because we had a bye week. We’ve practiced well with the speakers.” O’Dowd said he’s also gotten more comfortable communicating with guards Jeff Byers and Chilo Rachal. “When you have those two guys next to you, you can’t go wrong,” he said. scott.wolf@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I was disappointed, but there was nothing I could do,” Sanchez said. “I was a little bummed.” Ironically, the quarterback who committed, Harrison Beck, left Nebraska and transferred to North Carolina State, where he threw five interceptions last weekend in his first start. Sanchez said he doubted Nebraska regretted taking Beck over him. “I don’t think they even care,” he said. “I don’t know (if they regret it). I’m happy where I am.” Nebraska told Sanchez it would take one quarterback, and Beck committed before Sanchez got a chance to visit the campus. By Scott Wolf STAFF WRITER USC quarterback Mark Sanchez finally makes the trip to Lincoln, Neb., this weekend that the Cornhuskers denied him as a high school recruit. Sanchez was extremely interested in Nebraska and planned a trip prior to his senior year at Mission Viejo High, but the Cornhuskers canceled the trip after getting a commitment from another quarterback. last_img read more