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On ISSA, schoolboy football and unruly behaviour

first_img dangerous behaviour This reprimand is so numbing in its inappropriateness, that it boggles my mind. Perpetrators of such rank indiscipline and potentially dangerous behaviour should not be allowed access to further games involving that school. That is a given, even if it means that ISSA will not be able to collect gate receipts that can offset the cost of putting on the game. At some stage, Jamaicans must realise that if the cost of unruly and dangerous behaviour is far less than the reward for unruly and dangerous behaviour, then no amount of divine intervention will curtail future similar occurrences. Giving a ‘bly’ If the people who murder our fellow citizens and rape our women and children thought for a moment that being caught and punished was a reality instead of the present 80% chance that their identity will remain unknown, or if by some stroke of luck they are indicted, then a good lawyer and the ability to have prosecution postponed year after year will almost guarantee no punishment. It is the little things that matter. The New York City mayor and police force recognised some years ago, that if you start by fixing the broken windows and prosecuting anyone who breaks the law (riding on the sidewalk for example), crime statistics will dramatically be reduced. This attitude of giving a ‘bly’ only serves to incentivise miscreants. After the weeping and wailing of those justifiably severely punished for ‘stoning the ref’, such incidents will cease, thus improving spectator comfort, sending a message to the children who attend the schools and eventually improving revenue as more supporters and spectators will feel that their safety and the spirit of sport are in good hands. Football in particular, and sport in general, is a part of the holistic education of our children and our people. It must never be the ‘reason’ to go to school! The school teams are now sponsored (some more than others) and it seems as if the other aspects of school life are now on the back-burner. The playing surfaces remain woeful and the prevailing drought conditions are definitely not helpful. In the ISSA-controlled schoolboy competition, night games are being introduced for what can only be described as ‘revenue enhancement’. I suppose it matters not if children coming home from night games are exposed to increased danger from ‘evil’, as long as ISSA collects at the gate, (“ah-nuh-nutten”). Already there are reports of coaches of “small” schools complaining bitterly of the poaching of talented youngsters by affiliates of “big” schools, despite the welcome efforts of the Ministry of Education to minimise this nefarious practice. The administration of activities in any civilised society depends on the strict adherence to agreed rules by the participants. Rules that are broken or ignored will only serve to incentivise those looking on to “act accordingly” if the cost of breaking a rule is far less than the benefit derived from adhering to the rule. It now seems (to me) that if the supporters of a school do not agree with a referee’s decision in a closely contested game, then by all means “stone the ref” and cause the game to be abandoned. The team was going to lose the match anyway, but now the ref (or any other authoritative figure) will be well aware that “when-it-comes-to-this-school… no bother mek we lose!” .(stoning the ref) be rewarded by a loss of points and “don’t do it again.”last_img read more

Alaska’s Abueva vows to get back at NLEX in Game 2

first_imgNLEX rookie Ravena flourishes in first playoff game Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alaska did a much better job after the break, getting back in the game and even held a five-point lead, 84-79 with 8:59 left to play that set up the tight finish.“I think our energy was much better directed in the second half,” he said. “I really felt like we started to play the way we have talked about playing, the way that we wanted to play: keeping the aggression and the energy on defense and with the press, and moving the ball on offense and sharing it.”The Aces even had a shot to steal the game late, but Abueva and Sonny Thoss missed their shots from close range while Road Warriors rookie Kiefer Ravena owned the endgame.“Hats off to NLEX. They did a really good job of closing out late,” remarked Compton. “I felt like it seemed to me like we must have missed five around-the-basket little bunnies, and even that last possession, we executed our play great but it felt just late. We got a lot of good looks but we couldn’t just knock it down.”Despite the loss, Compton is optimistic leading up to Wednesday’s do-or-die tiff.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Hopefully, we’ll be able to bounce back,” said Compton. “The great thing about a series is we’re not done. Hopefully, we’ll be able to clean some things up and prepare for adjustments on their side.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Alaska coach Alex Compton said the Aces need to play with more control if they want to tie the best-of-three series in Game 2 on Wednesday.“We were too overeager and the competitive spirit needs to be a little more directed to executing our game plan,” he said.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 folkRaring to jump out the gates, the Aces found themselves behind, staring at an 11-point hole, 50-39, at one point.“In the first half, we were stagnant. We didn’t move and we didn’t move the ball, and that really helped them get transition baskets. I thought that was the biggest part of the first half, that they did a good job right from the get-go against us,” shared Compton. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDefiant in defeat, Alaska forward Calvin Abueva vowed to get back at NLEX after the Aces’ 99-105 loss in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals on Monday.“Makakabawi kami sa kanila (We’ll get back at them),” Abueva promised.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL WINTER ROAD SAFETY LAUNCH VIDEO

first_imgIT’S that time of the year folks – darker days and miserable weather.And it’s the perfect time to remind everyone that we don’t want any lost lives or ruined lives on our roads this winter. Click the video to play the launch of the Donegal Winter Road Safety Drive – filmed by Wallace Media.For more information on Wallace Media Contact:Shane WallaceWallace Media ColabLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyPort Road, Advertisement Letterkenny,Donegal,IrelandTel: 086 4063770visit www.wallacemedia.iewww.facebook.com/wallacemediawww.youtube.com/wallacemediaDDTV: DONEGAL WINTER ROAD SAFETY LAUNCH VIDEO was last modified: December 2nd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegal road safety videolast_img read more