Brazil into RSPL playoffs

first_imgBrazil of St Ann defeated St Georges of Portland 4-3 on penalties to win the Charley’s JB Rum Eastern Confederation Super League football title, this after battling to a 1-1 scoreline in regulation and extra-time in the final at Drax Hall on Sunday.Brazil joins KSAFA’s Maverley/Hughenden, Western Confederation’s Granville and the South Central Confederation’s Jamalco in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) play-offs, which begin on Sunday. The top two will qualify for next season’s RSPL.St George’s jumped in front right after the half-time break when Tyrone Brown scored for the Carl Brissett-coached team. But the Portland team was reduced to 10 men shortly after, when Oneil Brown was ejected for violent conduct.By the 57th minute, Brazil were right back in it when Andre Reid fired home a free kick for the equaliser.”Brazil is the stronger and the better team, and we have more fighting spirit,” said their head coach, David Galloway.”It was a tense moment, but we knew that once we got to penalties, Brazil would win because we have the better kickers and the better goalkeeper. We missed one penalty, but we knew we would bounce back and come out victorious,” he added.St Georges’ team manager, Cedric Ormsby, thought his team had a bad day.”It just wasn’t our day in terms of the matchup between us and Brazil. We are a far better team, but it was just a bad day, and bad days come in any sport. But we are very disappointed,” he stated.last_img read more

Kpelle Do: ‘The Way of Kpelle Fighting’

first_imgMaster Herbert E. Hazeley, Jr., is the founder of an art of taekwondo he described as ‘Kpelle Do’ that is loosely translated as ‘The Way of Kpelle Fighting.’Master Hazeley included in this fighting style of Kpelle Do with other martial-arts such as Tae-kwon-do, Sanuces Ryu, Boxing and Aikido, he said, while living in the United States.He introduced Kpelle Do in Monrovia on January 26, 2014, at the Sports Commission, on Broad Street and gained acceptance with the present membership of over 50 persons.A veteran of the United States army and navy, Master Hazeley is also a retired New York and Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and State Corrections officer.“I want Liberia to open the door for me to help,” Master Hazeley said, in an interview. He meant using his extensive knowledge in the security area, now that “we are facing UNMIL drawdown.”He said, “God has blessed me to have acquired knowledge in the security field which all started in Monrovia.”Master Haseley grew up on Ashmun Street where the new Central Bank building is located.He said his interest in country-fighting came from his Kpelle relatives. “I went ahead to develop the style and mixed it with other styles,” he said.Like other martial arts, Kpelle Do is mainly used for defensive purposes to protect the weak that is women and children and to also gain physical fitness.“Its central message is self defense,” Master Hazeley told the Daily Observer in an interview last Sunday.A religious man, he is a member of the Emmanuel AME Church in Frederickson, VA in the United States where he is a trustee, choir member and self-defense instructor.He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Diana E. Davis Orphanage Center in Brewerville.Master Hazeley presently trains every Sunday morning at the Tubman High School campus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gunmen invade WCD business

first_imgTwo armed men on Sunday evening attacked and robbed a West Coast Demerara businessman and his wife as they were about to close their business.Investigations revealed that at about 20:00h, Lennox Albert, 59, and his wife Verna Albert, 68, of Nouvelle Flanders Village, WCD were about to close their business when they were attached by two men, one of whom was armed with a firearm.The men relieved the couple of $500,000 in cash, a quantity of colognes and a .32 pistol with five matching rounds of ammunition belonging to the businessman. The bandits then made good their escape on foot.No one has as yet been arrested as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

Billboard status up for discussion

first_imgPhoto:  Just some of the many billboards on the Alaska Highway near Fort St. John – Kyle Thomas/Energeticcity.ca- Advertisement – The Peace River Regional District has elected to begin discussions regarding billboard signs adjacent to provincial highways.At Thursday’s Peace River Regional District Meeting, Area C Director Arthur Hadland presented a recommendation to begin discussing banning billboards from those areas.Two topics were brought up relating to the billboards, visual pollution and road safety.Hadland says the abundance of signs is an “eyes sore to the community and there are other ways to develop income rather than cluttering the highways.”He says there are other methods for companies to advertise and, therefore, there is no need to diminish the drive into Peace River communities.Advertisement Area E Director Tim Caton responded to the recommendation, saying that he would rather see signs be regulated rather than banned.The recommendation was voted on, with the majority ruling in favour of discussing the billboard issue in the future.last_img read more

Lakers encouraged despite loss

first_imgThat also might have been the last time the Lakers were close to whole, before the sprained ankles and sprained knees, the separated shoulders and torn labrums made a medical dictionary also a must for this season. Maybe that was why the Lakers felt as if they exceeded expectations in Sunday’s 99-94 loss to the Suns. With the cloud of Lamar Odom’s potential season-ending injury hanging over them, the Lakers nevertheless pushed Phoenix to the final horn. • Photo Gallery: 03/04: Lakers vs. Suns PHOENIX – The last time they walked onto the court at US Airways Center, the Lakers were handed a 31-point loss in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns in a decidedly unceremonious end to a feel-good season. Brian Cook started in place of Odom and hit 8 of 15 shots in totaling 22 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. Yet the game was not without incident for the Lakers as Smush Parker had an outburst on the bench in the fourth quarter. Lakers coach Phil Jackson watched as Parker, who struggled in the playoffs against the Suns, picked up three fouls in the first half and responded with a less-than-aggressive performance in the second half. Parker gave up easy layups to Steve Nash, who hit 7 of 10 shots and scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half. He also passed on a 3-pointer at the start of the fourth quarter that resulted in a 24-second violation. Jackson decided to make a change with 5:40 left after Nash staked the Suns to a 10-point lead, their largest of the game. He sent Shammond Williams in for Parker during a timeout, a decision with which Parker voiced disagreement. Jackson said he was looking to see what “punch” Williams could bring and said he sensed Parker growing “despondent” with every Nash layup. After he was removed, Parker planted himself at the end of the bench and didn’t join the huddle during timeouts. Jackson said he talked with Parker, who finished with three points on 1-of-5 shooting, after the game. Williams, though, sank a 3-pointer with 3:19 remaining after Bryant drove the lane and found him open. The Lakers had closed to 93-90 but failed to complete the comeback; Williams and Bryant each missed free throws in the last 1:37. The Lakers were left to lament Cook’s missed 3-pointer with 1:04 to play, a shot that could have made it a one-point game. Cook made four of six 3-pointers after Jackson joked before the game about not knowing whom to start in place of Odom. “I’m just trying to fill in and help the team when I can,” Cook said. “Phil’s going to use me how he’s going to use me. I trust in him to use me the way he wants to use me. Right now, we just need to be together as a team and fight for the rest of this road trip.” Odom, meanwhile, will visit shoulder specialist Lewis Yocum today and faces the possibility of season-ending surgery. If that is the case, the Lakers’ hopes of making something out of this season would be greatly diminished. ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “A lot of people watching the game, considering all the guys that we have out, probably expected us to get blown out,” Kobe Bryant said. “But I believe that we can win these games. We have a lot of guys out, but we’re still going to be competitive and we’re going to be all right.” All the Lakers can do now is hope for the best as Odom (torn labrum) and Luke Walton (sprained ankle) see specialists today in Los Angeles. Walton could return on this four-game trip; Odom is waiting to learn if and when he will need surgery. “We just have to unite and play well together,” Bryant said. “That’s the key. Hopefully, we’ll get Luke back and that’ll help out a lot because of his triangle recognition.” In the first glimpse of life without Odom, Bryant finished with 31 points but was hounded into 11-of-28 shooting. He played nearly 45 minutes, including the entire second half, and also led the Lakers with six assists. last_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for BC Peace Region

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Peace Region.According to Environment Canada, an approaching winter storm will spread snow to the B.C. Peace Friday.Snow at times heavy will begin Friday morning across the B.C. Peace region. Snowfall amounts near 10 cm are generally expected, however, the snow will be heavier near the Rockies, including Chetwynd and Hudson Hope, where 20 cm are forecast. Snow will continue through Friday night then should end shortly past midnight.- Advertisement -Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow.For up-to-date road conditions, you can visit drivebc.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

Thomas to retire from Congress

first_imgBAKERSFIELD – Republican Rep. Bill Thomas, the House Ways and Means Committee chairman who helped push some of the president’s most ambitious social policies through Congress, said Monday that he will retire after more than a quarter century in office. Thomas said he will serve only the remainder of his term, which ends this year, but then continue to lobby for government reform in entitlement programs, the tax structure and other areas of keen interest to him. “I’m not walking away into the sunset; I’m going to work,” Thomas said during a news conference at his district office. “Just because I won’t be in office doesn’t mean I won’t have any influence.” For the past five years, the 64-year-old former college government professor has played a key role in shepherding President George W. Bush’s tax cuts and writing legislation on Medicare, Social Security and pensions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant His deep knowledge of such complicated issues has made him indispensable to party leaders, despite complaints that he is not conservative enough, because of some votes for abortion rights and gun control, and can be difficult to work with. Some colleagues believe Thomas rescued Bush’s tax-cut proposal in 2003 after the Senate refused to go along with its initial cost. He was instrumental in securing congressional passage of Bush’s Medicare prescription drug bill and “fast track” trade-promotion authority. Even Thomas’ efforts, though, could not keep alive Bush’s bid last year to overhaul Social Security. In a television interview last month, he said Congress’ failure to address broad entitlement reform was “a personal failure and very disappointing.” Bush called Thomas a friend and an effective leader. “As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, he helped pass legislation that has brought about strong job creation and economic growth, improved health care for people of all ages and ensured that America continues to benefit from free and fair trade,” the president said in a printed statement. Thomas also helped steer the Medicare prescription drug overhaul, a program that has been widely criticized since it took effect Jan. 1. Government mix-ups left millions of low-income senior citizens to pay skyrocketing prices for prescriptions and forced states to take emergency action to cover their medications. California alone has allocated $150 million to cover those costs, and state officials have asked the federal government for reimbursement. The Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights has been a frequent critic of Thomas’ tax policies and his handling of the Medicare prescription drug benefit overhaul. The group’s president, Jamie Court, calling Thomas the “poster child for everything that has gone wrong with the Republican revolution,” welcomed his retirement. “He has literally been the ideological godfather of the privatization of health care and fiscal irresponsibility with regards to the budget deficit,” Court said. “Bill Thomas to me as a Republican is an embarrassment.” Thomas’ retirement was widely expected because, under House Republicans’ self-imposed term limits for committee chairmen, he cannot serve after this year as head of the influential committee that writes tax laws. At the same time, Thomas’ clashes with other lawmakers, usually Democrats, became famous on Capitol Hill. He called out the Capitol police three years ago to break up a meeting of Democrats on his committee, then expressed regret in tears on the House floor. Thomas’ 22nd Congressional District at the southern end of California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley is expected to stay firmly in GOP control. Fifty-two percent of registered voters in the district are Republicans, while only 30 percent are Democrats. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA: NA CEALLA BEAGA G.A.A. NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 1, 6, 8 and 27. There were 2 winners of Match 3 Numbers, Sean McGuinness, Seafood’s and Lee Mooney, Fintra, Killybegs. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €2,050. Match 3 is back to €60. The Killotto is now online. If you would like to do the Killotto and are not at home, go online to the new website www.killybegsgaa.com and follow the link for the instructions.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Charlie McBrearty, Kilcar. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,000 on 49 calls.The closing date for ordering tickets for the All Ireland semi-final is this Friday.The under 14’s where defeated by Naomh Columba in the Southern Division 2 final last Friday in Mountcharles. It was a very exciting game and could have gone either way. The score line was Naomh Columba 6-03 Killybegs 3-07. The scorers for Killybegs where, Daniel Gallagher (0-6), Luke Murray (1-0), Daniel Keeney (1-0), Evan Broderick (1-0) and Dara McClean (0-1). The reserves played Kilcar in the reserve championship last Saturday in Dunkineely. It ended as a draw with it being 1-10 each. The replay is to be decided when and where.Congratulations to Mairead Gallagher who became mayor of Killybegs. We would like to wish Seamus Coleman a speedy recovery from his injury at the weekend.GAA: NA CEALLA BEAGA G.A.A. NOTES was last modified: August 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:GAA: NA CEALLA BEAGA G.A.A. NOTESlast_img read more

DONEGAL U14 GIRLS CROWNED ULSTER CHAMPIONS

first_imgDONEGAL’S U14 girls footballers are the Champions of Ulster.The county team came from behind to record a sensational seven-point win over Antrim at the grounds of Drumragh Sarsfields GAA club outside Omagh today.The Donegal girls had a very nervous first half but battled throughout to trail by just two points at the break. And they were a completely different side in the second half as they ran at the Antrim defence over and over again.Naomh Padraig Muff full forward Megan Havlin netted three times during a sensational second half, with star performances throughout the field.Gaoth Dobhair’s Clodagh Gallagher, who also hit the net, was in sensational form and the introduction Naomh Muire’s Saoirse Bonner helped settle the Donegal side even more.Clodagh Skelly (Moville), Ellie Barron (St Mary’s Convoy) and Mary Martin (Glenfin) were solid at the back in front of the brilliant Bronagh Gallagher (N Conaill) in goals. Rionach Giles McMenamin (Termon) and Aoibh Faulker, the captain from Moville, plugged the gaps in the half-back line, working the ball over and over again to Niamh Harkin (St Eunan’s) and Mya Alcorn (Termon).Every time they looked up they had the wonderful Amy Boyle Carr (N Conaill) available and she ran at the Antrim defence, causing havoc all over the park, in a starring performance throughout, with the vision of Sarah Harkin (Ardara) causing ructions in the Antrim defence.Kate McClenaghan (Moville), Niamh Walsh (St Eunan’s), Niamh Skelly, (Moville), and Claire Doherty (St Eunan’s) all contributed to the fine win in what was a very tough battle.Lauren Carr (Fanad Gaels) and Katherine Kelly (St Eunan’s) also helped steady the ship at important times in the second half, shutting out the Antrim attack.The game was crowned with the most glorious point from Susanne White (Killybegs) who scorched a point over the bar from all of 30 metres to give Donegal a winning score of 4-09 to 1-11. Donegal will now represent Ulster in the All-Ireland B semi-final against the Connacht Champions on the weekend of June 13/14.Ulster Ladies Gaelic president Joe Lagan presenting Donegal Captain Aoibh Faulkner & Vice Captain Amy Boyle Carr with the Ulster U14B Plaque in Drumragh today.Amy Boyle Carr works the ball to Sarah Harkin1 Bronagh Gallagher, Naomh Conaill2Clodagh Skelly, Moville3Ellie Barron, St Mary’s Convoy 4Mary Martin, Glenfinn5Niamh Skelly, Moville6Rionach Giles-McMenamin, Termon7Aoibh Faulkner, Moville (Captain)8Claire Doherty, St Eunan’s9Sarah Harkin, Ardara10Niamh Harkin, St Eunan’s11Clodagh Gallagher, Gaoth Dobhair12Megan Havlin, Naomh Padraig Muff13Mya Alcorn, Termon14Amy Boyle Carr, Naomh Conaill15Niamh Walsh, St Eunan’s16Emma McGee, Cloughaneely17Katherine Kelly, St Eunan’s18Lauren Carr, Fanad Gaels19Niamh McDonald, Moville20Kate McClenaghan, Moville21Susanne White, Killybegs22Megan Ryan, Milford23Bronagh Durning, Milford24Eimear Alcorn, Termon25Amy Laverty, Mac Cumhaills26Maria Afxentiou, Milford27Saoirse Bonner, Naomh Muire28Lee Walsh, St Eunan’s29Claudia Ward, Milford30Sarah Trearty, Termon31. Sophie Connaughton, N Conaill32. Emma McLaughlin, Buncrana33. Rhona McEniff, BundoranDONEGAL U14 GIRLS CROWNED ULSTER CHAMPIONS was last modified: May 24th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Antrimdonegal ladiesFootballU14’slast_img read more

Women’s Golf Prepares For Final Event of Fall Season

first_imgThe Drake University women’s golf team caps off their Fall season with the Creighton Classic in Omaha, Neb. on Monday, Oct. 7. The 36-hole event will take place at the par-73 Oak Hills Country Club, hosted by Creighton.The five-team field includes Creighton, Bellevue, Northern Iowa and Omaha. Play will begin on Monday at 10 a.m., and the second round will begin on Tuesday at 9 a.m.The Bulldogs will hope to continue their momentum after finishing tied for second at the MVC Preview. Drake was led by Sigurlaug Jonsdottir who finished tied for seventh with a 54-hole total of 234 (81-77-76). Jonsdottir was one of three Bulldogs to post a top-15 finish in the event.The event will be the final event of the Fall season, and Drake will return to action in early February for an event at Ball State.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more