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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

T20 exodus hampering Windies – Lloyd

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Selection chief Clive Lloyd believes the exodus of players like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Lendl Simmons to the lucrative Twenty20 circuit has definitely had a negative impact on the development of the West Indies Test side.The legendary former West Indies captain said the absence of such players had left the Caribbean side with a vacuum and forced authorities in the region to undertake a rebuilding process.”You can’t fault them (players who have turned to T20s),” Lloyd told a media conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday.”The money that is being paid in these shorter games, it’s obvious that players are looking towards their future. And, unfortunately, we’re missing out, all those guys who we groomed have now left, so we’re left with a vacuum and we now have to fill that.”He continued: “People might say that we’re not a top-class side, but some of these guys [in the current squad] have only played four Test matches and we can’t bring anybody from home because they’ll be just as raw, or young.”Big Bash playersWhile West Indies have been locked in the current three-Test series against Australia, Gayle, Simmons and Russell have all been campaigning in theBig Bash League here for variousfranchises.Former Test and one-day captain Darren Sammy and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo are also involved in the Big Bash after having retired from the longer format of the game.Lloyd, who oversaw one of the most successful periods of West Indies cricket in the late 1970s and early 80s, said some of these players would have played key roles in the touring Test side.”That’s the situation we have; we have guys like Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Bravo and these fellas, (but) they’ve retired from the longer form of the game,” he explained.”I think somebody like Russell – surely we would have had a chat with him – but he has a problem with his knee and he’s just playing one-day cricket. Lendl Simmons, too, would have been a nice guy to have in the middle there because he’s an opener, (and) he plays spin very well; he would have fitted in fine with our batting.”But he’s not involved, so we’ve got to look somewhere else. It’s a bit of a sad situation, but I’m sure that our cricket will get better.”West Indies have struggled on tour so far, losing both Tests by significant margins. They went down by an innings and 212 runs in the Hobart opener before crashing to a 177-run loss in Melbourne last week.They face Australia in the final Test here starting today.last_img read more

Fajardo overcomes fatigue to help Beermen take 2-0 lead

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPlaying almost 50 minutes in San Miguel’s grueling 104-102 overtime victory against Ginebra in Game 2 in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals, June Mar Fajardo admits that there were times in the game when fatigue got the better of him.“It’s really tiring because we’re playing hard on offense and defense,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Santos 3! 13.4 left. 95-all. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/Lh8kzOeadx— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 11, 2018 View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I’m thankful to my teammates,” said Fajardo, who had no second thoughts defraying the credit to his San Miguel peers. “I missed a lot of shots, but they were there for me. First it was Arwind, and then Marcio. They both made the big plays for us and I’m thankful that we got the win.”Fajardo couldn’t care any less for his individual numbers, knowing that his 33-point, 19 rebound and 2-block performance would have been moot had the Beermen failed to pull off the victory.But for the Cebuano giant, the Game 2 comeback from 15 points down is a good testament to how San Miguel’s continuous desire to win never wavers despite having won multiple championships the last three years.“We need to fight until the end. It will be hard for us had the series gone 1-1 because the momentum will be on their side. And Ginebra played really well. But they had their lapses and we had ours, and luckily, we were able to maximize on their lapses late,” he said.And the same will be the case for Game 3 on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena as the Beermen aim to close in on a return trip to the Finals.“We expect them to give their best next game because we know how hard it is to fight back from 0-3. But we have the same mentality, that we want to win Game 3 to increase our chances to advance to the finals,” he said. “We just have to be ready next game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ginebra’s Devance rues blown opportunities in Game 2 loss He had another costly miss in the waning seconds of the game. Good thing for San Miguel was that Marcio Lassiter was there for the followup to win the game with 3.2 seconds to spare.Here’s that game-winning play! #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/UVX34O0BVd— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 11, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That exhaustion was evident in the crucial stages of the game that could’ve caused the Beermen the victory.Fajardo missed his close attempts late in regulation, but was fortunate to have Arwind Santos get the ball from the top of the arc and drill the game-tying trey to force OT.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

Son of boxing’s ‘bad boy’ wants to prove his worth

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts PLAY LIST 05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio 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 Dy grew up estranged from his father but said his mother and uncle, who is a pastor, took care of him very well.“I can’t ask for more,” said Dy. He battles Pakistani fighter Mehmosh Reza in one of the main cards of Brave 22, a brainchild of Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain.In the main event, Filipino champion Stephen Loman clashes with French-Algerian challenger Elias “Smiling” Boudegzdame for the bantamweight title.ADVERTISEMENT Boonraksasat triumphs at S’woods His father is one of boxing’s favorite cautionary tales. And Rolando Dy wants to prove to all that he’s a different man.A college degree holder from Lyceum of the Philippines University, the 28 year-old Dy is the son of Rolando Navarrete.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Once known as the “Bad Boy from Dadiangas,” Navarrete was as popular for his ring exploits as for the controversies that chased him off the squared circle.Dy, one of the attractions in the historic Brave 22: Storm of Warriors card Friday night at MOA Arena in Pasay City, wants to show he’s made of different stuff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I’ll be honest, I was always an average student, I got my college degree because I had to. I was an average basketball player and an awful dancer. Fighting is what I really know, it’s what I love. Being able to be here and represent my country… it’s amazing,” said Dy.Dy impressed the crowd during the public workout Wednesday night at Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

To speak of bribery is to make voting a crime

first_imgDear Editor,Late last year, Mr Aubrey Norton, a PNC executive member, accused Mr Bharrat Jagdeo of bribing Mr Charrandas Persaud to vote in favor of the December 21 no-confidence motion.Mr Jagdeo denied the accusation and vowed to sue Mr Norton if the accusation was not withdrawn, saying, “I guess my lawyer will write him and ask him to withdraw the statement and if he withdraws it then there will be no issue but if he does not then we will have to file a lawsuit against him.”Lawsuits may be, but letters are no deterrence here. This week, the Public Security Minister, Mr Khemraj Ramjattan, continued to criminalise Mr Persaud’s free speech exercise in the National Assembly. “The deduction must be made that Bharrat Jagdeo had Charrandas in the bag for some time before they could have come with a no-confidence motion,” said the Minister, reportedly.One deduction here that the public should notice is that under this fallen Administration, a citizen is guilty until proven innocent. Another deduction is that a right to vote is perceived as a criminal act under this defeated regime. This is the essence of the coalition’s bribery narrative.It is an attempt to criminalise the right to vote. Anyone who votes in favor of the Opposition in any upcoming elections may also be accused of some crime and be subjected to undue Police investigation. After all, it is the same constitutional principle that is under siege by the Minister and his colleagues.They have failed to inform the public as to which institution can tell a voter what precisely occurs in his or her mind at the moment that voter casts a ballot or vote. They have also failed to explain how voting became a crime when it is a protected and personalised right. Until then, to talk of bribery is to make voting a crime.One may “follow the gold” as the Prime Minister suggested in a January 13, 2019 Chronicle article, but the Constitution places a higher value on a right to vote than gold. A person may be jailed for gold smuggling but one doubts that a person may be jailed for voting. The word “doubts” is used here because a fallen regime is at the helm of the country, and it cannot be taken for granted.Finally, the coalition is telling the public two very conflicting stories at the same time. On one hand, it tells the public that Mr Persaud’s December 21 vote is invalid because he is a Canadian. On the other hand, it tells the police that this same vote is valid, because a valid vote is needed to prove that a crime (ie, bribery) was committed.Sincerely,Rakesh Rampertablast_img read more

Someone needs to do something about National Cultural Centre

first_imgDear Editor,Emmanuella and Success are stars, and Mark Angel is a good creator of contemporary slapstick comedy with an uncanny ability to leverage the social media pathway to success. Their live show, now on tour, is a triumph for the YouTube content creators— and a glimpse of the claimed promises of new media.Having said that, ‘Emmanuella for Emancipation’ at the National Cultural Centre was highway robbery. The technical production was the worst I have experienced on either side of the proscenium in over four decades.I performed consistently on that stage in our premier theatre from the late 70s into the 90s, at no point during that time would the audience have been subjected to the abuse we paid for on Wednesday night.Except for dance recitals and pantomime, hearing the words spoken by those on stage is critical to the enjoyment of the show. For comedy, it is even more critical because there is no point to comedy if you miss the punch-lines.To see the adorable and precocious Success struggle with a microphone on her head and a microphone in her hand simultaneously, and still carry a bowl with water, and still try to deliver her lines and action was distressing. The actors were trying their best, but the inadequate sound system and its hapless operators were very trying.We were made to endure deteriorating seats designed, built, and installed in 1972, and not recently refurbished. We’ll limit our use of the toilet facilities, and some of us will skip going to the bar at intermission. But if we can’t hear the actors, clearly, there is no point buying tickets to get dressed up in these fancy clothes and make the journey to the National Cultural Centre. For crying out loud, we have Mark Angel Comedy on YouTube already.Someone needs to do something about the National Cultural Centre and they need to do it fast. Given the Centre’s history, it is a downright shame that this is what we are offering to performers, producers, and patrons. Whoever should be ashamed, should be.Sincerely,Alex Grahamlast_img read more

Stuck in the stall

first_imgDETROIT – The latest version of Ford’s iconic Mustang appears to be growing old, and back-to-back monthly sales declines to start 2007 have the struggling company a little worried. The new Mustang, which made its debut in the fall of 2004, has been a bright spot for Ford at a time when bright spots have been few. So when Mustang sales dropped by 19 percent in January and February compared with the same months in 2006, company officials became a little concerned. “It’s gotten our attention because when a high-volume product like that declines as much as that, we want to see what we might want to do,” said George Pipas, Ford Motor Co.’s top sales analyst. Still, Ford is working to keep the Mustang fresh with new variations that keep the car exciting, as well gearing up new promotions heading into the spring and summer, traditionally the Mustang’s best sales months, said spokesman Alan Hall. The company just began shipping new versions of a Shelby GT Mustang, and sometime next year, it plans a dark-green “Bullitt” version reminiscent of the 1968 Fastback Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the classic movie. “We have other things up our sleeve that we can’t talk about that you’ll see midyear,” said Hall. Cars with sportier body styles such as the Mustang traditionally have shorter life cycles than more conventional cars, said Tom Libby, J.D. Power and Associates’ senior director of industry analysis. The Mustang, because of its name and status, has defied that at times, Libby said. Still, Ford must do everything it can to protect the Mustang’s turf, he said. “That model is a core model for them,” he said. “They can’t let this one fall off its perch.” The company’s other remaining icon, the F-series pickup truck, also has seen its sales drop and is facing heavy competition from General Motors Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp. Competition for the Mustang is only going to get worse when Dodge resurrects the Challenger muscle car in 2008 and Chevrolet comes out with the new Camaro early in 2009. “When you’ve got the Mustang and the Camaro and the Challenger going head to head, the winner is the consumer because it’s going to put a lot of downward pressure on prices,” Libby said. There’s also pressure on Ford to roll out a new model faster to compete with Chevrolet and Dodge, something all automakers are under pressure to do with intense competition in just about every market. Ford won’t say when a new Mustang will hit showrooms, but Pipas said he wouldn’t be surprised to see it sooner than later. “There will be another Mustang before too long,” he said. “This is a product where you like to redesign the product and give these loyal buyers something to look at every four years or so, give or take.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A drop in Mustang sales should be a worry for Ford. Overall U.S. sales slipped 8 percent last year. The company sold 160,975 Mustangs in 2005 and 166,530 in 2006, big numbers in the midsize sports coupe market, a segment considered to be a niche. “It did phenomenally well for a while, due in part to (it being) really the only car in the segment,” said David Lucas, vice president of Autodata Corp. “It was exciting. It appealed both to young people and the people who remember what the Mustang used to be.” Pipas said even Ford was surprised at the car’s staying power when sales continued to grow last year, though it is during the second full year when sales usually begin to decline for most models. It could be too soon, however, to write of Ford’s Mustang, Pipas said. “Two months is hardly a litmus test for the entire year, particularly when the two months aren’t big sales months for anything, let alone two-door sports coupes,” he said. last_img read more

Airman frozen in mountains was on missing WWII plane

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Remains found in a California mountain range last fall are those of an airman from Minnesota whose plane went missing during World War II, a friend of the man’s family said Saturday. The U.S. Department of Defense determined the remains are those of Leo Mustonen, who was 22 when the plane he was in crashed 64 years ago in the Sierra Nevada mountains, family friend Marjorie Freeman told The Associated Press. Freeman, of Baxter, said a niece of Mustonen’s called her after being notified by defense officials. CNN also reported the identification, citing Mustonen’s nieces, Leane Mustonen Ross and Ona Lea Mustonen, both of Florida. “I felt in my heart all along that it was him,” Ross told CNN. “I’ve even made funeral arrangements and everything.” Ross didn’t return calls from The Associated Press on Saturday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Last October, authorities recovered a body encased in ice in Kings Canyon National Park. Military anthropologists narrowed their options to four men who flew out of Sacramento’s Mather Field the night the plane disappeared: Mustonen; pilot William Gamber, 23, of Fayette, Ohio; and aviation Cadets Ernest Munn, 23, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and John Mortenson, 25, of Moscow, Idaho. The deep cold preserved the airman’s remains well over the intervening decades, providing researchers with a number of clues. Standing between 5-9 and 6-2, the man was in his early 20s and had light brown or sandy blond hair. He wore a brown U.S. Army Air Forces uniform predating the founding of the Air Force as a separate service in 1947. Investigators were able to read a name on a faded badge on the serviceman’s clothing, but declined to reveal it until the identity was confirmed through DNA. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: TERMON U12’S WIN PAUL DUFFY CUP IN STRABANE

first_imgTermon GAA NotesOn Sat last the Termon U12 squad took to the road again to compete in the Paul Duffy memorial tournament in Strabane.Another great days football was enjoyed by all, with 19 teams from Tyrone, Derry and Donegal competing in Cup and Shield competitions. Termon came through the qualification stages unbeaten, and defeated Omagh in the semi final to face old rivals St Eunans in the final.In a very evenly matched game, it took extra time to separate the teams before Termon edged home by a point.This was an extremely hard fought encounter but played in a true sporting spirit which brought the best out of both teams.Mark Gallagher, Bobby Mc Gettigan and Conor Black excelled in what was a fantastic team performance. Credit must also go to the St Eunans boys who contributed to a thrilling match which brought compliments from all neutrals for the spirit, intensity and sporting nature of the final.In the Shield competition Termon were very competitive in the qualification stages, losing by a narrow margin in the opening two games, but they turned around their fortunes with two excellent victories in the afternoon.In a continually improving development squad , there were excellent performances from Kevin Mc Gettigan, Mark Toye and Luke Downey, but coaches Paddy, Andy & James were most pleased with the team display and are delighted with the progress of the panel as a whole.This was another huge achievement for this talented group of young players , winning their fifth title of the year.The Paul Duffy Cup now joins the Jamie Toner Cup ( Termon ), Harry Cassidy Cup ( Buncrana ), John Mc Aleavy shield ( Newry ) and the Northern board title in the club house and is just reward for the effort made by all of these young players – the future is bright for Termon ! GAA NEWS: TERMON U12’S WIN PAUL DUFFY CUP IN STRABANE was last modified: August 25th, 2014 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:GAANoticesSportTermonlast_img read more

Dublin GAA star to prepare for All-Ireland Final in Donegal

first_imgDublin’s back to back Sam Maguire dreams is still on course following their 0-22 to 2-14 victory over Kerry yesterday.Ciaran Kilkenny, a student at St Pat’s college, Drumcondra is set to come to the Gaoth Dobhair gaeltacht for two of the three weeks ahead of the All Ireland final on the 18th of September.Kilkenny is doing his masters in education so he is required to visit the the gaeltacht as part of the course. Distractions won’t be far away for the Dublin star with the McGee’s expected to have a word or two with Kilkenny.Kilkenny has many friends in Gaoth Dobhair including Donegal U21 player Niall Friel who attends St Pat’s college as well, so he won’t feel too unwelcome.“I won’t be wearing the Dublin gear. There’s a few McGees and Kevin Cassidy, Odhrán Mac Niallais and a few lads up there so they’ll be slagging me. [I’m] just excited now for the three weeks leading into the game and delighted to be an another All-Ireland final.” – speaking to Today FM after yesterday’s game.  Dublin GAA star to prepare for All-Ireland Final in Donegal was last modified: August 29th, 2016 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:Ciaran KilkennydublinGAELTACHTGaoth DobhairSt Pat’slast_img read more