Defending champions Waterhouse and Arnett Gardens will battle today in the teams’ last chance at silverware this season in the Locker Room-Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Jackie Bell Knockout football final at Sabina Park in Kingston, starting at 4 p.m. Both teams will look to make up for disappointment in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) by finishing the 2015-16 local football season on a high. The winning trophy apart, the teams will fight for the top cash incentive of $400,000 and, of course, bragging rights in the Corporate Area’s premier knockout competition. For the losers, the second place prize is $250,000. Third and fourth-place teams will earn $150,000 and $100,000, respectively. Relegation Last season’s champions, Arnett were knocked out of the race for the national league last Sunday when they drew 2-2 with Montego Bay United in the return-leg semi-final (they had lost the first leg 1-2), while Waterhouse struggled throughout that league and were saved from relegation on the final match day of the season. Now, the teams are ready to continue their long-time rivalry. Also, each team has won the title five times apiece and the winner would move one title behind the team to have won the most, Harbour View FC, with seven titles. Coach of defending champions, Waterhouse Anthony Patrick said his team is looking forward to ending the season on a high. “The team and community are optimistic. After a break, we returned to training last week. We are short on a few players for different reasons. However, the other players are upbeat,” said Patrick, who was in charge when the team won last season. Waterhouse’s self-proclaimed saviour, Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, Andre Leslie and Kenroy Howell are expected to lead the attack in their quest to retain the title. Meanwhile, Arnett will be coming with the same intention of finishing the season with silverware. “The motivation is always a factor after faltering in the Premier League,” Arnett’s long-serving coach Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite told The Sunday Gleaner. “We know the importance of winning this trophy in memory of Jackie Bell. The physical condition is there, so we will continue to work on the mental aspect,” he said. Arnett will look to captain Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson, Ranike Anderson, Kemal Malcolm, Vishinul Harris, among others, to capture the title for the sixth time. Winthorpe ‘Jackie’ Bell died along with his close friend, Dennis Ziadie, in Mexico City while attending the FIFA World Cup Finals in June 1986. Bell was president and coach of Santos FC at the time. He was also a former national player.
One of Donegal’s leading army officers has come up with a unique way of providing husbands, brothers and sons with the basic skills of surviving the outside world.But Battalion Sgt Major Pat Neilan’s training doesn’t involve killing animals for food or building a shelter from tree branches.His unique ‘How To’ session involves equipping the male population with much more useful day-to-day skills – like polishing a pair of shoes, ironing trousers without using an iron and tying a tie! Hundreds of fed-up wives, sisters and mothers have already enquired about the unique one-off course which runs at Donegal’s County Museum in Letterkenny on Tuesday, May 24th next.The idea for the ‘How To’ sessions came as a result of a chance conversation between Sgt Major Neilan, who is based at Finner Camp and Caroline Carr from Donegal County Museum.Caroline told Donegaldaily “We were just chatting one day and I said it would be great o do something practical for the public involving army skills.“He came up with the idea and the more I think about it, the more I think it’s going to be a huge hit,” she said. She says she has been inundated with enquiries about the course from people trying to get their sons, brothers, fathers and husbands better equipped for the outside world.“It’s amazing how many men can’t tie a tie or iron a pair of trousers. All I can say is that after spending a couple of hours with Pat Neilan, they’ll know,” she laughed.Caroline said considering the recession and competition for jobs, looking smart has probably never been more important.Admission to the sessions is free but people are asked to bring along their own tie!Caroline says she has already had a call from one woman who is planning to drive for an hour with her son to get a life-lesson from Sgt Major Neilan on appearance. For further information contact the County Museum on 0749124613 or email email@example.comEndsDONEGAL SOLDIER’S UNIQUE ‘HOW TO’ CLASSES FOR HUSBANDS, BROTHERS AND FATHERS! was last modified: May 18th, 2011 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)
Two sisters belonging to the Zeliangrong tribe were killed when a powerful bomb exploded in Noney district of Manipur on Friday morning. The two were climbing a mountain near their Leisok village, 15 km from the Khoupum police station, when the incident took place. Though Noney district has some extremist groups, no organisation has so far claimed responsibility for the bomb explosion, the police said. Akhiuna Kamei (18), a Class X student of Don Bosco School at Khoupum, was killed on the spot. Her younger sister, Gaikhonliu Kamei (15), succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital. Their mother was also wounded and has been hospitalised. It is not clear who buried the World War II-like bomb near the road used by Leisok villagers to go for cultivation work, the police said, adding that a case has been registered and investigations are on.
With Chris Gayle in rollicking form, Royal Challengers Bangalore would have nothing but a place in the top two in mind when they clash with an equally determined Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.With six wins on the trot, Bangalore are barely two points away from ensuring a place in the play- offs and they could not have envisaged such a rosy scenario at the start of their IPL campaign.Three defeats and a wash- out against Rajasthan Royals had seen Bangalore tottering at the ninth slot with five points from six games.But the arrival of Gayle, as a replacement for the injured Dirk Nannes, has seen them storm up the leaderboard, barely a point behind Mumbai ( 11 matches) and Chennai ( 12 games) who have 16 points each.A victory for Bangalore would strengthen their chance of finishing among the top two and earn the right to play the winners of the Eliminator ( between the third and fourth placed teams), even in the eventuality of them losing the first Qualifier.Even if they lose on Saturday, they still have two games to keep their hopes alive of making it to the play- offs.If Kolkata, who have 14 points from 11 games, win this game, they would also put themselves in contention for a place in the qualifiers.If they come a cropper, they too have two games to keep themselves in the hunt for a place among the top two finishers.BANGALORE will start as firm favourites at their stable. Their batting has been kept in good stead by Gayle, who has amassed 398 runs from six games. More than the number of runs that he has scored, it will be the West Indian’s sheer ability to savage the bowling attack upfront that will rattle Gautam Gambhir’s Knights.advertisementGayle has mercilessly plundered the bowlers in all his visits to the square, hitting as many as 30 sixes and 37 fours during his unrestrained onslaught.The rest have submitted to his blitzkrieg, and if Gayle cuts loose on Saturday as he has done in the last six matches, the writing would be on the wall for Kolkata.Tillakaratne Dilshan’s absence would be deeply felt by Bangalore.They are in a dilemma to find a replacement opener for the Sri Lankan captain, who had played the supporting cast to Gayle to a nicety.The early dismissal of Gayle and Virat Kohli could put Bangalore under pressure, as their lower middle has not been tested in the last six games. Kolkata Knight Riders would be seeking to make early inroads into the Bangalore citadel, though AB de Villiers would be another stumbling block.Kolkata are no pushovers. Having lost a home game to Bangalore, Gambhir’s legion would be looking to avenge the defeat orchestrated by the big- hitting Gayle who scored his maiden IPL century.The Bangalore bowling looked a bit weak without Daniel Vettori in the last match. Gambhir, Jacques Kallis and Manoj Tiwary would be seeking to take toll. They will have to ensure that Kolkata score in the excess of 170.
Congratulations to the winners of the Touch Football Western Australia 2014 Be Active Super League Series grand finals, played on Sunday at Kingsway Regional Sports Centre, Madeley. Mixed OpenTompkins Park 7 defeated Perth Brothers 5MVP – Jason Lim (Tompkins Park) and Naomi Kara (Perth Brothers)Women’s OpenFremantle Districts 6 defeated Perth Brothers 5MVP – Jenaya Quan (Fremantle)Men’s OpenSouthern Districts 9 defeated ECU 7MVP – Alex Tuvik (Southern Districts)To view photos from the Super League Series, please visit the Touch Football WA Facebook page – www.facebook.com/touchfootballwa. Related LinksSuper League Series
Tottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t doubt Eriksen commitmentby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he’s happy with the form of Christian Eriksen.The Dane struggled last night for their 2-2 draw with Champions League opponents Olympiakos.But Pochettino insists he has no concerns about the midfielder’s focus.”No I am happy with [Eriksen’s] performance,” said Pochettino. “Maybe yesterday wasn’t his best game, like the team, I think the quality of the performance wasn’t the best from us but I am happy with the commitment of Christian. He ran a lot, was very committed with the team, the effort, but I’m not concerned about him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Plano (Tex.) West five-star running back Soso Jamabo has his pick of the litter when it comes to playing college football. Jamabo has officially visited UCLA, Texas and Notre Dame, with the Bruins and Longhorns reportedly having the lead for his services, per 247.That didn’t stop Jamabo from having some fun when asked about his finalists. He named two schools, just not the ones people would expect:That’s right, Jamabo claims he’s down to the University of Phoenix and ITT Tech. Not sure if either school can compete with the tradition, weather or gameday atmosphere of UCLA or Texas, but neither program has lost in years and might lead the country in television advertisements. Jamabo even took things a step further on Twitter this afternoon, posting this hilarious edited photo playing up the whole mock situation:I just wanna thank God.. pic.twitter.com/cdnMiGzNQ4— SOMI JaMITCHELL (@Soso_Jamabo1) January 26, 2015If Jamabo’s budding football career doesn’t work out, comedy could be a decent backup plan.