East Bank FA leg kicks off with Timehri Panthers beating Mocha Champs 7-0

first_imgA brace each from Ishmael Pulsaram, Captain Shannon Samnauth and Tyrel Khan piloted Timehri Panthers to a comfortable 7-0 win over Mocha Champs when the 2019 edition of the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power U-17 League, East Bank Football Association leg kicked off on Sunday at the GFF Facility, Providence, EBD.Following a brief opening ceremony and official opening remarks from National Milling Company of Guyana (NAMILCO) Finance Director Fitzroy McLeod, Timehri Panthers wasted little time in registering their first win.Pulsaram netted the first goal in just the 2nd minute and from that moment, it was all Panthers. He was again on target in the 37th minute.Captain Samnauth rocked the nets in the 9th and 24th minutes with Khan following suit in the 58th and 63rd minutes. The other goal came off the boot of Joseph De Freitas in the 17th minute.Agricola was scheduled to play Swan in the other scheduled match but failed to show up, thus affording Swan three points without breaking a sweat. The top two teams from this tournament would earn the right to contest the National Playoffs which would also include the top two clubs from each of the nine (9) Regional Members Associations.During his remarks to the players, McLeod challenged them to make use of the opportunities being afforded them and to work towards becoming the best they can be.“I encourage you to train hard, follow the direction and directives of your coaches and the adults around you, not only in terms of your play but in terms of your conduct, your deportment and the life skills you need to be successful in whatever endeavour you pursue.”The football enthusiast further stated that sports is a good training ground which prepares you for your career (s) and academic excellence, pointing out that the same kind of application that’s needed on the field as well as respect one needs to pay to those who guide you, are tools that will serve them well in life.“We encourage you to apply all that you learn here because there are opportunities not just in playing football but in other facets of life that you are being prepared for through this means. NAMILCO is investing in this activity because we see the potential in young people but we want to see more than just potential.”He posited that it’s one thing to say you have potential but it’s another thing to see that potential developed and gradually coming to bear fruit.“We don’t want to hear 20 years from now that you had so much potential; we want to hear about your accomplishments.So, day in day out as you go through the process, apply yourself and develop. NAMILCO is here to make sure that you have this opportunity, this outlet to test your development and to further develop and we provide nutrition, which we expect you to make sure you consume as part of that development process.Your wheat-up, your thunderbolt flour, these are crucial ingredients in terms of your nutrition to make sure that you are strong.”Players were also encouraged to have fun while competing and to play with sportsmanship as a key pillar. Grove Hi Tech are the defending champions. Clubs participating in the march past were Grove Hi Tech, Timehri Panthers, Mocha Champs, Diamond United, Herstelling Raiders, Friendship All Stars, Swan and Samantha Point Kaneville.last_img read more

Liverpool stun Everton with freak goal as Arsenal overpower Spurs

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool stayed hot on the heels of Manchester City on Sunday after a bizarre late winner against Everton as Arsenal issued a powerful statement of intent on Sunday’s Premier League derby day.Jurgen Klopp’s unbeaten side looked set to drop a precious two points in their dogged pursuit of City but they benefited from a bizarre error from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to win 1-0 and continue their Anfield hex over their city rivals.Unai Emery’s Arsenal are now 19 matches unbeaten in all competitions after their thrilling 4-2 victory against Tottenham at the Emirates lifted them to fourth in the Premier League, above fierce rivals Spurs on goal difference.Chelsea recovered from the disappointment of losing their first match of the Premier League season to Spurs last week to beat Fulham 2-0 to climb to third in the table.Liverpool started the Merseyside derby determined to salvage some pride after their midweek defeat to Paris Saint-Germain left their Champions League hopes in the balance.There were chances for both teams in an entertaining encounter but the match appeared to be heading for a goalless stalemate as the seconds ticked away.? Pure derby day joy.Unmissable #LIVEVE highlights and full game replay are now available on @LFCTV GO ?— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 3, 2018But then out of nowhere, England’s Pickford made a terrible error, mishandling a high ball that appeared to be heading over his bar and spilling it into the path of substitute Divock Origi. The Belgium forward had the simple task of heading into the empty net to spark scenes of ecstasy at Anfield, with Klopp racing onto the pitch to celebrate.“I have to apologise because I didn’t want to be disrespectful but I couldn’t stop myself. It just happened,” Klopp told Sky Sports.“The game was with unbelievable intensity. Both teams had chances. Both goalkeepers had outstanding performances. In the end it was a very weird goal. I can’t imagine the disappointment of Everton. But we got it and we will take it. It is a brilliant night.”– Arsenal guts –Earlier, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty gave Arsenal an early lead in the north London derby before Eric Dier’s header and a Harry Kane spot-kick handed Tottenham the lead at half-time at the Emirates Stadium.But Aubameyang’s superb long-range equaliser sparked a second half surge from the Gunners. Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench to put Arsenal ahead and Lucas Torreira sealed the points with his first goal for the club.Up the Reds.? pic.twitter.com/jQClDSZmiq— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 2, 2018Capping a miserable day for Jan Vertonghen, the Tottenham defender was sent off in the closing stages after earlier giving away Arsenal’s penalty.“It is a very big match for our confidence. Now we have to continue our process,” Emery said. “It is a very big victory. We give this to our supporters because it’s a very special match against Tottenham.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgSubmitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonAdopt Lilly!  She is a Bull Terrier/Blue Healer mix; about 2 1/2 years old and ready to find a new loving forever home. Lily loves people, loves to play and loves kids. She was adopted from AAP over a year ago but now needs a new home because the family is having a baby and decided Lily needed to go. She is a good girl in the house and in the car and will make a great family pet. We have lots of great dogs and always need volunteers to join our crew.  Adopt-A-Pet dog shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton at www.adoptapet-wa.org or contact us at thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or (360) 432-3091thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or 360-432-3091. Facebook51Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Oly Town Artesians Wrap Up Inaugural Home Slate Sunday

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians wrap up the home slate of their inaugural outdoor season on Sunday, July 23 when Tacoma’s Washington Premier South Sound FC comes to town. First kick between these two teams who are separated by just one point in the Evergreen Premier League standings is set for 3:00 p.m. at Wembley Soccer Shop Field at The Evergreen State College.Oni Mayer. Photo courtesy: Jo ArlowAdvanced tickets are just $6 and can be purchased at www.olytownfc.com/tickets, and all youth soccer players in uniform will be admitted for free and can accompany the Artesians onto the field during introductions. Pregame festivities start at 2:55 p.m. Tickets at the gate are $8 for adults and $5 for kids 5-12-years-old.The Artesians enter the final two games of their first season in the EPLWA sitting at 4-5-3 overall with 15 points, just one point behind South Sound (5-5-1, 16 points). The Shock will take on the first place Seattle Stars on Saturday before making the trip to Olympia on Sunday. The Artesians and South Sound will wrap up their seasons one week later with a rematch in Puyallup.Oly Town is led by goalkeeper JJ Olson, who is tied for second in the EPLWA with two shutouts and has logged 889 minutes over 10 games this season. JT Meyer leads the team with three goals while Kyle Witzel has two goals since joining the club three games ago. Gabriele Zaccagnini racked up six assists before heading to Europe last week.South Sound FC are a charter member of the EPLWA playing in their fourth season in the league and have been through an up and down 2017 campaign. They absolutely drilled the Stars 5-1 on May 7, but have suffered losses to Olympic, Yakima and Spokane this season but are coming off of a 2-1 win over Vancouver last weekend. Isidro Prado-Huerto leads all Shock scorers with three goals.This weekend’s game marks the first time that three Olympia brothers will take the field together. Jake Zimmerman, a senior at Evergreen, and Alec Zimmerman, a senior at Capital High School, have each logged major minutes for their hometown team and Jake’s goal in Bellingham led the Artesians to their first league victory. Meanwhile, their brother Jordan Zimmerman, a junior at Evergreen, has scored one goal in his time with South Sound despite spending the preseason with the Artesians. Jordan scored the first ever outdoor goal for Oly Town in a friendly against the Washington State Club Soccer team on April 1.Follow the Artesians all season long and beyond including the 2017-2018 Western Indoor Soccer League season by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.last_img read more

Head wound survivor gets vital surgery

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ARCADIA – It was about a year ago that Samah Ouda stood by a window in her home in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, and was shot in the head by a stray sniper bullet.On Monday, Samah’s 12th birthday, she underwent treatment at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia to patch up a part of her skull where the bullet exited. She was released Thursday.Though Samah received some medical attention in Gaza and her wounds have healed, the bullet left a 4-by-5-centimeter hole in the right frontal portion of her skull. Dr. Bala S. Chandrasekhar, a surgeon at Methodist Hospital, inserted a metal plate during a delicate two-and-a-half-hour procedure.“It’s a privilege for a physician to take care of kids like this – They have done no harm,” he said. The swelling on Samah’s forehead will go down and she is expected to recover in two weeks, though doctors said she will likely have weakness on her right side and some speech difficulties.Samah and her mother, Nawal Ouda, arrived in mid-December with help from the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, an apolitical nonprofit organization that helps locate free medical care for children from the Middle East who otherwise would be unable to get specialized treatment.The organization has helped almost 40 children get treatment in California.“There’s a lot of children on both sides of the \ conflict that need help,” Nawal Ouda said in Arabic through a translator. During their stay here, the mother anddaughter have visited Westfield Shoppingtown Santa Anita and Mervyn’s department store, said Arcadia resident Mike Shalabi, whose family is playing host to them. They have had meals of kebabs, Arabic bread and yogurt, Shalabi said, although Samah is also a fan of Coca-Cola.Samah is on antibiotics and is scheduled for a follow-up visit at Methodist on Jan. 4 before returning to the family home in Gaza, where Samah is the fifth of 10 children. “Probably none of us were able to put a face to the conflict” in Gaza, said Dennis Lee, hospital president. “Now we know someone.” patricia.ho@sgvn.com(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586last_img read more

SA to target organised crime

first_img1 July 2008While organised crime makes up a small percentage of total criminal activity in South Africa, it still wreaks havoc on society and is therefore being paid special attention by the government, says Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula.He was briefing the media in Pretoria this week, following the release of the latest crime statistics, which point to a continued decline in crime levels in the country – though the government has conceded that they still remain unacceptably high.“Organised crime continues to be a big problem because of the damage it inflicts on society. Firearms are used in many organised crime cases and people are killed, including innocent bystanders,” Ngakula said.“Organised criminal gangs are also involved in the illicit drug trade, which is affecting many of our people, especially the youth. The organised gangs also use their ill-begotten financial resources to corrupt people.”Organised crime groupsThe South African Police Service identified and investigated 145 organised crime groups during 2007/08, most of whom were involved in drug-related crime, motor vehicle theft and hijacking, fraud, corruption, and trafficking in non-ferrous metals, precious metals and stones.“[A total of] 131 syndicate leaders and 375 syndicate members (or runners) were arrested,” Nqakula said. “This means that 27.41% of the organised crime projects that were under investigation for the period under review were taken to court.”Of the total arrests of 1 274 062 made by the police during the period under review, 170 097 were for social related contact crimes and 24 592 for violent organised crime.Police analyst Chris de Kock said, however, that there had been a significant decrease in cash-in-transit robberies, which is a highly organised type of crime, with the number of cash-in-transit heists decreasing from 467 to 395 between 2007 and 2008.Shifting attention elsewhereHowever, De Kock warned that the gangs involved could have shifted their attention somewhere else, such as automatic teller machine (ATM) bombings.“One of the latest developments involves attacks or bombings aimed at ATMs. During 2005, only 12 such incidents were recorded, which escalated to 54 incidents during 2006, 386 incidents during 2007 and a projected total of 538 for 2008.” He said. “The increase between 2005 and 2007 alone stands at 374 cases, namely from 12 to 386 incidents.”De Kock said that during the past three to four months, since the successful strikes against cash-in-transit robberies, the nature of ATM bombings had advanced.The criminals involved had recently shifted their attention from less populated areas to the metropolitan areas or cities themselves, with more affluent areas also being targeted.Previously, the criminal gangs were only made up of two or three members, however, gangs of 10 to 14 heavily armed men in at least two vehicles were now carrying out these robberies. The bombings were also becoming more sophisticated as gangs were using double bomb blasts as opposed to only one.De Kock said these changes had resulted in more monetary gain and more police casualties.Positive resultsOn the whole, the crime trends show that the government has made various interventions to fight crime in the country, with Police stations being beefed up with more officers and better resources and community or geographic policing being increased to curb crime in informal settlements.Partnerships with communities, business, labour movements and religious sectors had also yielded positive results.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Steph Curry climbs Warriors’ scoring charts in win over Cavs

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) smiles after making a 3 point shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State took another step toward securing the top seed in the West, yet coach Steve Kerr has some legitimate concerns as the Warriors close in on the postseason.Specifically, Kerr is bothered by the Warriors’ turnovers and rebounding, two issues that cropped up again and turned what looked to be another blowout into a closer-than-needed 120-114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess That’s why Kerr seemed so bothered by his team’s breakdowns.“They had about 17 or 18 more possessions than we did,” Kerr said. “That’s kind of our specialty. We like to give other teams an advantage and then have to shoot our way out of it.”Green had 20 points and eight rebounds, Kevin Durant added 15 points and eight assists, and Quinn Cook scored 14 to help the Warriors (55-24) inch closer to clinching the Western Conference in their second-to-last regular-season game at Oracle Arena.With 16,283 points, Curry trails only Wilt Chamberlain (17,783) and Rick Barry (16,447) on the Warriors’ career scoring charts.The Warriors need one more win or a loss by Denver to secure the top spot and home court advantage in the West.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INSCavaliers: Brandon Knight was called for a technical foul in the third quarter. … Thompson returned to the lineup after getting a day off Thursday in Sacramento. … Matthew Dellavedova remains in concussion protocol.Warriors: Klay Thompson scored 11 points and went 1 of 7 on 3s. … DeMarcus Cousins (load management) and Andre Igoudala (sore left toe) were held out.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host San Antonio on Sunday.Warriors: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES View comments Curry is a big reason why Golden State is back on top despite a sometimes tumultuous season. The two-time MVP made 9 of 12 3s and had seven assists in the wire-to-wire win, the Warriors’ ninth consecutive over the Cavaliers.“You knew Steph was going to have a good night because he had a tough night last night,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He rarely has an off night two nights in a row. He was great right from the outset tonight.”Collin Sexton scored 27 points, one night after becoming the third rookie in Cavaliers history to reach 1,300 points. Cleveland has lost seven straight.“I thought our guys did a good job of continuing to compete and taking the ball to the basket,” Cavs coach Larry Drew said. “We recognize the fact of where we are and who we are at this particular stage. But again, the most important thing is that we continue to plat at a high level, and we did that tonight.”Golden State led by 21, then had to hold off a late flurry by Cleveland.Larry Nance Jr. scored seven points as part of a 12-4 run. Then, Sexton scored on a 3-pointer and reverse layup to pull the Cavs within three points at 115-112.Curry made his ninth 3-pointer, then added two free throws with 7.4 seconds remaining.GETTING THE GOLDGreen presented Nick Young with his championship ring from last season during a ceremony before the game, but the celebration lasted longer than expected and the Warriors were issued a warning for delay of game before tip-off.“The last two years, we’ve had five or six of those celebrations and it usually spills over,” Curry said. “I wish (the referee) would have just gave it to Nick Young because he was taking his sweet time, as he should have.” Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Draymond Green understands Kerr’s reasoning, but thinks the two-time defending NBA champs will be just fine once the playoffs begin.Stephen Curry scored 40 points to move into third place on Golden State’s career list, and the Warriors won despite Golden State’s 13 turnovers and getting outrebounded 12-4 by the Cavs on the offensive end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s just a focus thing,” Green said of the Warriors’ inconsistencies. “When you’re playing against teams that don’t quite match up talent-wise and are not really playing for anything, it’s hard to keep that focus. It hasn’t bothered me one bit because we’ve locked in at stretches and we’ve had that focus for stretches, and that’s important.”The game had a lot less hype than previous seasons when the Warriors and Cavaliers squared off in four straight NBA Finals. While Golden State is headed back to the postseason for a possible third consecutive championship, Cleveland is limping to the finish with hopes of getting the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Lakers surprise playoff-bound Clippers DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal hero Keown slams quality of Leno: Cech superior

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Keown slams quality of Leno: Cech superiorby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Martin Keown has slammed the quality of Bernd Leno.The Gunners lost 5-1 at Liverpool on Saturday.Keown slammed the defenders in their poor efforts for some of Liverpool’s goals, and he also questioned the quality of goalkeeper Leno.”Leno didn’t even make the German squad,” said Keown. “Is he better than Petr Cech? No I don’t think so, but Petr Cech hasn’t played since September.” last_img read more

Video: Former USC WR Robert Woods Give Touching Speech About His Sister During Graduation

first_imgA general view of the USC Trojans football field.LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 30: Genreal view of the stadium during the game between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods, now in his third year with the team, has been returning to his alma mater, USC, in the offseasons to finish up the credits needed to earn his degree. This past spring, he finished his final semester – meaning he’s now graduated. The speech he gave during the ceremony was released by the school Friday, and it’s worth watching.Woods revealed what his sister, who passed away from cancer back in 2007, told him the day she died. Her wish was that Woods become a role model. He believes that by graduating from USC, which he calls the best school for both academics and athletics, he’s accomplished that. Check it out:USC WR @robertwoods made a promise to his late sister to be a role model.#USCgrad speech: https://t.co/GQ7UHBUeOG pic.twitter.com/PsgkNEmj8c— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) May 13, 2016Woods has caught 152 passes for 1,838 yards and 11 touchdowns in his three years. It’s clear he’s very proud of where he went to school.last_img read more

Surge in parttime work offsets fulltime losses helps drops unemployment rate

first_imgOTTAWA – The economy generated 54,100 net new jobs last month and saw its unemployment rate fall — but the headline improvements overshadowed weaker details: a rush of new part-time, public sector positions and a drop in full-time work.The overall July increase in jobs pushed the unemployment rate back to its four-decade low of 5.8 per cent, down from six per cent the previous month, Statistics Canada’s latest labour force survey said Friday.But a closer look at the numbers revealed that the country gained 82,000 less desirable, part-time positions last month — and it lost 28,000 full-time jobs. The public sector made the biggest contribution to the July increase with 49,600 new jobs, while the private sector added 5,200 positions.Average hourly wage growth, which is scrutinized by the Bank of Canada, continued its gradual cool-off last month with a year-over-year reading of 3.2 per cent. In June, it expanded 3.6 per cent and in May the figure was 3.9 per cent, which marked a nine-year high.The total number of hours worked in July expanded 1.3 per cent, a slightly slower pace than the June reading of 1.4 per cent.“In the wacky world of Canada’s monthly employment numbers, July came up with another head scratcher, with some big headlines but some disappointments in the fine print,” CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld wrote Friday in a research note to clients.Shenfeld added that there are “lots of reasons to question just how good the data really are here.”But overall he said the report contained a “good” set of numbers that will keep markets guessing whether the Bank of Canada will introduce its next interest rate hike in September or October. CIBC predicts the next rate increase will land in October as the central bank continues to proceed cautiously along its rate-hiking path.Bank of Montreal chief economist Douglas Porter also wrote about the jobs numbers in a research note: “Today’s job report is a classic case of ‘nice headlines, shame about the details.’ While we would still give the overall result a passing grade, it’s tough to get overly enthusiastic.”By industry, the goods-producing sector lost 36,500 jobs in July, with a notable loss of 18,400 positions in manufacturing and a drop of 12,300 in construction.The services sector saw strong gains last month with a combined net increase of 90,500 jobs, which was led by 30,700 positions in health care and social assistance as well as 36,500 in education.Both Shenfeld and Porter underlined those big gains in education as signs the July numbers are likely weaker than they look at first glance. Porter noted that, in the past, summertime education employment boosts have often been reversed in the ensuing months.National Bank of Canada chief economist Stefane Marion wrote in a report Friday that the public sector is the “only game in town” so far in 2018. Marion’s research note was titled: “Where are the private sector jobs?”Across the provinces, Ontario gained 60,600 jobs — all in part-time work — and the unemployment rate dropped 0.5 percentage points to 5.4 per cent for its lowest reading since July 2000. The education jobs fuelled much of the gain in Ontario, Statistics Canada said.Employment also rose in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, while Saskatchewan and Manitoba lost jobs last month.More women between the ages of 25 and 54 years old were working in July as the category saw a gain of 30,300 jobs.The youth unemployment rate — representing workers aged 15 to 24 years old — fell to 11.1 per cent, down from 11.7 per cent in June. The report said the main cause of the drop was due to the fact fewer young people were looking for work.Compared with a year earlier, overall employment was up 1.3 per cent following the addition of 245,900 jobs for an increase driven by 210,500 new full-time positions.In an interview, Shenfeld added that “for the past year, Canadians have certainly been enjoying a very solid labour market with a low unemployment rate and that’s still true in the latest data.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more