20 01 20

first_img GUIDING YOUTH IN A POSITIVE WAY The 2016 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-Side Football League got off to a colourful start on Saturday, with the 20 teams participating in the dress parade. At the end of the greetings, speeches, and judging by Brian Rose, Wayne Shaw and ASP Anthony Johnson, Angola Strikers retained their title as the winner complete with a $15,000 cash prize with Eurotrend finishing second and Future Strikers, third. In the opening Zone A games, defending champions Eurotrend whipped 2014 champions Darkside 3-0, with two goals from Kemar Bygrave and an own goal, while Future Strikers and Ashoka played out a 0-0 draw, with the latter missing a penalty in the final minute. Kemar Bygrave, captain of Eurotrend and the leading goal scorer of last year’s competition said, “We have started on the right footing with this 3-0 victory, the team played well, and we intend to retain our title and also win the individual titles of Most Valuable Player and Leading Goal Scorer.” Robert White, managing director of sponsor Sanmerna Paper Products noted, “It is a pleasure to support Shelly-Ann in this community project. I myself am a product of this community, and we see this as our duty to support others and help to create a wider family unit that guides the younger ones in a positive way.” The spectators had a field day as they were treated to lots of spot prizes from host Ms Kitty, courtesy of Nike and Digicel. The league will be played on weekends, with Zone D teams Penwood versus Untouchables, Rangers playing Cuba, while in Zone E, Miles United play Trendsetter and Living Legend play Malhatra this Saturday. On Sunday, Eurotrend will play Future Strikers, Darkside play Ashoka, while in Zone B, Lion Den face Youths United and Checkers will go up against Renegade United. Nike, along with telecommunications giants Digicel and GraceKennedy, for whom Fraser-Pryce is an ambassador, are the main sponsors, while Wisynco, through their product, Wata, Tank-Weld Metals, Sagicor Bank, Sanmerna Paper Products Limited, Main Event, Toyota and National Commercial Bank Foundation, are also sponsors of the competition.last_img read more

19 01 20

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES The 12 teams have also refrained its members from issuing any statements which would further be detrimental to the already shaky situation the league is in until after the Board deliberates on the issue.“We still believe we are capable of being better as a group. We will do all we can not to allow this body to succumb to politicking and abandon basic human decency. We are still, after all, composed of people who uphold values and principles that made this league great through the years,” the statement said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gilas begins buildup with closed-door practice Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The PBA has been a divided house since Thursday, when seven teams, namely TNT, NLEX, Meralco, Alaska, Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and  Blackwater concurred to no longer renew the term of Narvasa following its expiration at the end of the 42nd season, citing “loss of confidence.”The minority bloc, meanwhile, backed Narvasa and said the move was “unauthorized and not binding under the league’s by-laws and constitution.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFor his part, Narvasa said that he’s willing to resign, but begged the Board to explain further the grounds of his possible expulsion as the league’s chief.“What I’m saying is that procedures have to be followed and the reasons have to be clear. They have to know what the loss of confidence is constituted, and what the procedure is. It could have been discussed within the Board. Why did they have to go through all of this exercise and cause public shame?,” he said. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson PBA Board of Governors and PBA officials. PBA IMAGESThe PBA Board of Governors is looking to resolve the issues surrounding PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa and other league matters in the upcoming annual planning on November 14 in Los Angeles.“With the best interest of the league in mind, we have come to an agreement to reach out to the other members of the Board to resolve this impasse as a collegial body, not as individuals, to maintain the integrity of the PBA  and protect the interest of fans nationwide,” said the minority group composed of San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, GlobalPort, and Kia in a joint statement released on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

14 01 20

first_imgMadam Kula Fofana speaking at Robertsport High SchoolPeople’s Foundation Africa (PFA) concluded nearly a month-long tutorial for high school students in the Commonwealth and Gawula School Districts of Grand Cape Mount County. According to the President Madam Kula Nyei Fofana, this was her institution’s way of contributing to the county’s education sector.Students of Grand Cape Mount County have over the years underperformed in the West African Examination Council (WAEC), now West African Senior School Certification Exam (WASSCE), and has been attributed to the poor state of the country’s education system, according to Madam Fofana.The tutorial classes focused on eight of the nine subjects including Math, English, Geography, History, Physics, Economics, Biology, and Chemistry. Among the seven high schools earmarked, Robertsport High School, Alwelayah Islamic High School, AGM, St. John Episcopal and Methodist High School showed interest in the classes.Madam Fofana called on sons and daughters of the county to join efforts to save the county’s appalling and rapidly declining education system. She said it was disheartening to learn during an assessment visit that some of the high schools had not seen teachers of geography, history and other subjects since the beginning of the school year and that the majority, if not all the schools, are ill-prepared to sit the exams. She hopes that her effort, as minimal as it may seem, will create an impact.The exam is expected to begin Wednesday, April 24, 2019, across the country.  The tutorial classes were held in partnership with the Cape Mount University Students Union (CAMUSU). She further thanked CAMUSU for the commitment of the volunteer tutors and looked to future partnership and collaboration.Also speaking was the President of CAMUSU, Mr. Mohammed Degbo, who extended appreciation to Madam Fofana and team for the level of patience, partnership, and cooperation.“This is the first time for such a program in our county and we look forward to future collaboration from Madam Fofana and PFA” Mr. Degbo said.  Also speaking was Ms. Fatumata Jalloh, the only female among the tutors, who said it was concerning to realize that twelfth grade students couldn’t read simple passages, something that is often seen in the exams. “I must admit that I underestimated the challenges in our school system until I volunteered to be a tutor for the upcoming WASSCE,” Ms. Jalloh intoned. Madam Kpana Gaygay, PFA’s Program Associate and coordinator of the tutorials, sees it as a wake-up call for the government and partners to improve focus on literacy and numeracy skills for the students. She was also happy that young people can come together for a good cause such as education.Despite the broader challenges, Madam Fofana hopes that this can be replicated in other districts in the county and country. However, with its meager resources, PFA can do just so much. She also thanked Mobilizing for Cape Mount and other donors who contributed to the success of the program. Funds were raised through Gofundme, a fundraising platform, and mobile money contributions.People’s Foundation Africa works with challenged, poor and hard-to-reach communities on education, health, agriculture, mentorship, and tourism. The foundation is expected to be officially launched in Monrovia soon.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

12 01 20

first_img…as Demerara Assizes opensThe January Assizes for Demerara opened at the Supreme Court in Georgetown on Tuesday with much pomp and ceremony.However, a tall task lies ahead as there are 229 criminal cases listed to be heard during the session, which will be presided over by three Judges: Justice Navindra Singh, Justice James Bovell-Drakes and Madam Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall.Justice James Bovell-Drakes inspecting the Guard of Honour on Tuesday’s opening of the Demerara AssizesDuring the ceremony, senior and junior ranks of the Guyana Police Force were adorned in their ceremonial wear as they marched in unison, reflecting the discipline that the law enforcement unit is expected to maintain.Horsemen, trumpeters and other band members played melodies that captivated downtown Georgetown. Veteran High Court Judge, Justice Bovell-Drakes, who is sitting this session, took the salute in the presence of other Judges, including acting Chief Justice Roxane George, SC. Members of the public who were given court summonses appeared before the Judges as potential jurists.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgSix residents of Campbellville Housing Scheme in Georgetown on Friday appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly to answer a total of 14 assault charges altogether.Crystal Burrowes, Tiffany Adams, Shyon Adams, Moses Adams and Terrence Forde all pleaded not guilty to the charges that were read to them; while Atesha Burrowes pleaded guilty with an explanation.The Prosecution’s facts presented to the court state that the Burroweses and the Adamses used threatening language against each other on May 25 and May 28, 2018, and the incident ended up in a brawl.Atesha Burrowes told the court that she went to visit her mother, who lives next door to the Adams family. She said her mother asked her to open the shop which she operates, and upon doing so, she made contact with Shyon Adams, and an argument ensued.The two allegedly became abusive while using threating language to each other, and this caused relatives of each party to intervene.Atesha Burrowes was fined $10,000 for abusive language and $10,000 for breaching the peace. Crystal Burrows was fined $10,000 for abusive language, and placed on $15,000 bail for breaching the peace; and Shyon Adams, Tiffany Adams, Moses Adams and Terrence Forde were each placed on $15,000 bail.The matter is expected to continue of June 8.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgThe Dharmic Kendra at Prashad Nagar in Georgetown came alive with intricate rangolis all depicting a different theme. The Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s annual rangoli competition is a time when students display their creative side and compete for the top prize and bragging rights.Marian Academy’s winning rangoliThis year, along with bragging rights also came a brand new computer for the winning school. That coveted prize went to Marian Academy, whose rangoli resonated well with the judges.Rangoli is an art form, originating in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor or the ground using materials such as coloured rice, dry flour, coloured sand or flower petals. It is usually made during Diwali or Tihar, Onam, Pongal and other Hindu festivals in India.Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr KJ Srinivasa poses with the Cacique Accounting College teamDesigns are passed from one generation to the next, keeping both the art form and the tradition alive.The word rangoli is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘rangavalli’ which means colour. The purpose of rangoli is decoration, and it is thought to bring good luck.Gracing the occasion was Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr KJ Srinivasa, who used the opportunity to extend his Diwali wishes as well as commit to further collaboration between the Sabha and his country.The winning team receiving their prize from Attorney-at-Law Ganesh Hira“This has been a mini-exhibition of Indian culture. A mini exposition of the interest of Guyana and its youth in this amazing tradition of rangoli. Diwali is the festival of lights as you know and I was simply amazed when I was passing through one of this rangoli. A boy was explaining to the judges the significance of his team’s rangoli and especially Maha Lakshmi,” he noted.It was all good luck for Marian Academy when their team of creatives was adjudged the winners of the competition. Rounding off the top five schools were Mae’s School, St Roses High, Bishops’ High and Cacique Accounting College.Students completing their rangoliRegion SixOver in the ancient county, Cumberland Primary dethroned Gangarram Primary in the Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) rangoli competition for primary schools held on Thursday. The event was organised by the Department of Education and saw defending champions Gangarram, as well as Betsy Ground, Sheet Anchor, Bohemia, Cumberland and Edinburg Primary participating.Among the things focused on was the ability to describe the rangoli and to interrupt it, the use of colours and aesthetics skills.Secretary of the East Berbice Pranit of the Guyana Dharmic Sabha, Omesh Seepersaud explained that even though the event is not on the Department of Education’s calendar of activities, it was initiated by the Guyana Dharmic Sabha.It is the second year that the event has included primary schools in the region.“Because Gangarram Primary won last year they are the hosts this year. We are happy that Gangarram Primary would have taken the initiative to ask the Gangarram Vishnu Mandir to host the competition got them. We initiated this event with the aim of propagating and sustaining our art and our culture. We have been doing this for a number of years but it is not only the second year that we have introduced it to primary schools,” Seepersaud said.In the end, Cumberland Primary emerged as the winner with Gangarram Primary in second and Bohemia Primary, third.According to the Times of India, Rangoli may have originated in India even before the origin of the Hindu epics, because rangoli is mentioned in the epics. Today, rangolis are made on floors and walls for decorating houses during festivals and other joyous occasions like marriages.The religious significance is that gods are attracted to rangoli and hence while inviting a god into a house, the house should be decorated with rangoli.last_img read more

10 01 20

first_img“ZIFA reiterates its commitment to fulfill all future tournaments and matches, provided the environment does not in any way risk the safety of participating teams. The withdrawal from such a prestigious tournament is unfortunate for us, the team, the nation and the tournament organisers, but the association had to make the complex decision in the best interest of all involved,” the Zimbabwean association said in a statement.In a rejoinder, CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye has termed Zimbabwe’s reasons as baseless, saying Kenya is not experiencing any political instability and was quick to add that the Warriors will not be missed in the tournament.“We will not miss them at all and I don’t understand what security risk they are talking about. If they don’t have money to come for the tournament let them just say instead of creating a lame reason. They should be the last people to talk about insecurity; they have bigger problems than us,” an agitated Musonye told Capital Sport.“The tournament will go on and be a success even in their absence,” he added.Meanwhile, the Local Organizing Committee is working to have a final stand on the venues and are expected to issue a comprehensive statement on Thursday.CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye addresses the media in a past event PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.Musonye has however hinted that the opening ceremony might be held in Kakamega at the newly refurbished Bukhungu stadium where Kenya will play its opening match against Rwanda before travelling back to Machakos where Group A will be based.“It might be but we are still working on the logistics of that. We should have a comprehensive stand by close of business Thursday,” Musonye said.Zimbabwe, alongside Libya were the two invited teams for the tournament and their withdrawal now leaves only nine teams in the competition with CECAFA member Sudan having also earlier pulled out.The new development is rather a peculiar one from Zimbabwe, especially noting that save for a few pockets of running battles between police and opposition supporters, the country has been hugely peaceful.But probably, the Zimbabwe Warriors might have been worried by the Local organizing Committee’s decision to move matches from Kisumu to Machakos, roughly over the same reasons despite the county government having assured of adequate security.Group A, where hosts Kenya headlines will now have four teams from where the top two automatically qualify for the semi-finals.The organizers are set to release fixtures before Saturday, once majority of the teams jet in.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Zimbabwe national football team has withdrawn from the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup citing security reasons. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 29- The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) on Wednesday afternoon announced it has withdrawn participation at this year’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup set to begin on December 3 in Machakos.In a statement on its official website, ZIFA pointed out to ‘security risk posed by the volatile situation in the host country’ as its main reason for withdrawal.last_img read more

24 12 19

first_imgStory Links Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.), Drake first-team All-MVC selection, scored 43 points against Bradley this season, including a then career-high 32 points in a win in Peoria to make him Drake’s all-time leading scorer. He has since scored nearly 200 more points and enters tournament play with 1,956 career points. Tournament Central Fox Sports Go Drake will face its most common MVC Tournament opponent in Bradley in what is also the most commonly contested MVC Tournament matchup. The two teams have met 12 times in the MVC Tournament, including in six of the past eight seasons. Bradley has won seven of those meetings. However, the Bulldogs swept the season series from the Braves for the first time since 2014-15. ESPN3 (Subject to Blackout) Drake Game Notes The contest will be televised on MVC TV Network affiliates including FOX Sports Midwest, NBC Sports Chicago, FOX Sports Indiana, FOX Sports Kansas City Plus. For satellite subscribers, the game can be found on DirecTV channels 665 and 671 and on Dish Network channels 418 and 429. The game will be streamed online via FoxSportsGo.com in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. ESPN3 will carry the stream in all other areas.The Bulldogs’ No. 4 seed is the team’s highest seed since 2008 and marks just the fifth time the team has been the fourth seed or better in the tournament. It is the third time Drake has been the No. 4 seed.center_img Timmer was joined on All-MVC teams by Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) on the All-Bench team and Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) on the Most-Improved team. McGlynn is averaging 11.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game against MVC competition to nearly triple his production from a year ago. Woodward has averaged nearly 10 points per game off the bench this season and is one of the team’s top three-point threats. Live Stats Live Audio The Drake University men’s basketball team begins the postseason Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference in St. Louis, Mo. The Bulldogs enter the tournament as the No. 4 seed and face No. 5 Bradley at 2:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center. Bradley is led by Darrell Brown’s 13.3 points per game while Donte Thomas averages 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Brown had 20 points and eight assists the last time the two teams met while Thomas chipped in with 16 points and 12 rebounds. The winner of Friday’s game will face the winner of the No. 1 Loyola vs. No. 8 Evansville/No. 9 UNI Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

22 12 19

first_imgPathirana has been the mainstay of Canada’s middle order in the ICC World Cricket League Division III tournament// Alvin Bagaya.By Alvin BagayaCRICKET. Canada scored another 70-plus opening partnership at Kyambogo Cricket Oval in the derby between two captains and good mates Nitish Kumar of Canada and Steven Taylor of USA.Bhavindu Adhihetty 67(93) and Nitish Kumar 30(38) blunted the USA opening attack of Timroy Allen and Elmore Hutchinson crossing the 50 run mark in the 11th over Adhihetty having hit Allen three boundaries off three balls in the tenth over; the introduction of spin finally paid off when Kenjige had Kumar caught by Taylor with the opening stand at 74.The industrious Dhanuka Pathirana 87(94) was at it again, posting 64 for the third wicket with Adhihetty, the middle order lynchpin, taking his time to get off the mark but took on Thimil Patel for back-to-back boundaries in the 29th over to get into the scoring groove.Pathirana has been the mainstay of Canada’s middle order in the ICC World Cricket League Division III tournament.The inconspicuous Pathirana has proven to be one of the most valuable players in the tournament. His 87 runs here proved the difference between the sides on the day.Timil Patel continued to be on the receiving end of Pathirana’s attack even when he lost Hansra and Cheema; his 58 run stand with Nhikil Dutta 31*(28) took Canada past the 200 run mark; Dutta guiding the tail to add another 56 runs for the innings, CanadaUSA didn’t have the best start to their innings, with Taylor bowled by Dhindsa and Dodson run out by Hansra.Camilus Alexander 18(40) put on 54 for the third wicket with Ibrahim Khaleel to help USA recover before he was trapped LBW by Cheema.Cheema run through the middle order and when Timroy Allen 24(17) and Thimil Patel 25(44) put on 37 for the seventh wicket. It was only a matter of when and not if Canada would win, Dutta picking last wicket to fall in the 43rd over.Singapore falls to OmanAt Entebbe Cricket Oval, Oman won the toss and elected to field in a match that had a brief rain delay at the start of the innings.Singapore openers struggled to get going but the reliable Anish Paraam 34(73) and Chetan Suryawanshi 30(46) put on 48 for the fourth wicket to dig Singapore out of trouble.Mohammed Nadeem and Khawar Ali picked the two set batsmen and this was followed by a quick collapse by Singapore when Bilal Khan, who had picked the top order, swept through the tail to wrap up the Singapore innings for 100.Oman made a false start losing Khawar Ali and Jatinder Singh for ducks but Sultan Ahmed 32(55) and Ajay Lalcheta 37(57) made light work of the post-lunch session moving along at  the required four runs per over.Oman was never in any trouble with Sultan scoring four boundaries and Lalcheta preferring to rotate strike, Oman eventually getting home in 24.1 overs.Oman will be travelling from Entebbe safe in the knowledge that they bagged the two points while having made some running repairs to their net run rate and qualification may just be a good innings away in their last round robin game today.editorial@pmldaily.com Commentslast_img read more

21 12 19

first_imgFortuna >> The more things change, the more they stay the same. As phrase applies to the Humboldt-Del Norte League Track and Field Championships: The athletes we’ve seen win meet after meet, all season long, continued to do so. Only this time if was for actual hardware.The Arcata boys team and McKinleyville girls squad won H-DN team titles at the H-DN Championships on Saturday at Fortuna High School.McKinleyville’s girls were led by junior Lizzie Dolan, who won three titles (100 meters, 200 …last_img