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In Your Neighbourhood

first_img While the semi-finalists have virtually selected themselves, the focus will be on the battle for relegation in the Magnum/JB Rum/South Central Confed Super League competition. Manchester’s Hillstars copped a rare point against semi-final-bound Sporting Central Academy in a 1-1 draw. Hogarth Henry scored for Hillstars in the 48th minute. Sporting Central goalscorer was Kwesi Watt in the 12th minute. Holland Police Youth Club of St Elizabeth earned three valuable points against Ricam Academy, winning 3-0. Dilandrew Steven scored twice while Marlon Fletcher got one in time added on. There were no such luck for the Clarendon pair of New Bowens and already relegated Kemps Hill, who lost heavily. New Bowens went down 6-0 to semi-final contenders St Bess FC while semi-final prospects Tru-Juice drubbed Kemps Hill 12-1. Tru-Juice had two hat-trick scorers in Seivon Thompson and Tevin James. Alligator Pond, Porus in Manchester Major League final Manchester team stalls relegation fate Downs and Mile Gully are the early leaders of the Moorlands-sponsored Pat Anderson Under-17 football competition in Manchester, following second-round play earlier this week. Mile Gully, who scored a 4-0 win over 360 Degree on opening day, outscored Hillstars 5-2, courtesy of double strikes from Andre Campbell and Marlon Miller. They were also gifted an own goal by Hillstars. Downs also scored their second win, blowing away Manchester Academy 6-1 to follow up an earlier 2-0 win over May Day. There were also double strikes from Ramone Simpson and Jason Dyer. In other results, Star Zone Academy, who began with an opening 5-0 loss to Comfort, had better fortune after drawing 1-1 with Comfort, who are now on four points, while the Silent Hill- Mandeville United clash also ended 1-1. Los Perfectos lead in Manchester Division One Downs, Mile Gully lead Pat Anderson U-17center_img The 17th staging of the annual Guardian Life Open Junior Tennis Series serves off today at the Liguanea Club, St Andrew, starting at 9 a.m. The first of two tournaments in the series will end tomorrow with the finals scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. The closing and presentation ceremony will follow directly after the finals. The contestants will vie for trophy prizes in the categories boys’ 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 and girls’ beginners, intermediary and advanced levels. In addition to trophy prizes, the winners in each category will also receive points towards their national ranking. The tournament director is Llockett McGregor. The second major trophy of the 2017 Manchester Football Association season will be decided tomorrow when Alligator Pond take on Porus in the final of the Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League. Alligator Pond has been the most dominant team in the preliminaries, and easily secured their spot after scoring in both halves to defeat Villa 2-0. Juave Adams had a dream semi-final, producing the only two goals of the match. Porus were made to work hard for their spot after outlasting Comfort 1-0. Kemoy Slowley’s goal two minutes before the half-time interval sealed the issue. Interestingly, Comfort, who had defeated Porus in the preliminary round, failed to capitalise on their opportunities. At stake in tomorrow’s final is the $250,000 winners’ prize and the automatic choice to represent the parish in next season’s South Central Confed Super League. Los Perfectos maintained their lead in the Jamalco-sponsored Manchester Division One competition after defeating DC Strikers 3-1. The teams were locked at 1-1 at half-time before Christopher Campbell’s brace in the second half provided cushion and eventual victory. The win was Los Perfectos’ fourth in five games and also made them the only unbeaten team in the league. Three teams share second place on 10 points. They are Old England, Silent Hill and Clandon Strikers. Earlier this week, Plouden moved to nine points with a 1-0 win over Mandeville United while Central United got their first win with a 4-0 drubbing of Hope Village. Guardian Life Open Junior Tennis Series commences todaylast_img read more

Fireworks expected at Karting Karnival

first_img Hot talent The Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) 2017 Championship season picks up a gear at its second meet today at the Palisadoes International Raceway. The meet, dubbed Karting Karnival, will showcase the freshly minted 2016 South Florida Senior Champion, Christian Cole. Cole, who dominated the four-meet karting championship run through October to March at the Homestead Racing facility in Florida, claimed his second consecutive class title on March 26 by sweeping all his races. He is clearly a hot talent on a winning run and throwing him into the already torrid Rotax Senior class, which, at the JKA season opener on March 26, saw a four-way showdown among the 2016 Champion Jonathan Law, former Junior class champions Joshua and Justin Sirgany and veteran Senior class contender Matthew Williams can only result in fireworks for karting fans. Race action kicks off at 10 a.m. with qualifying for all classes. This will be followed by two rounds of racing with a break for lunch between. Each round of races consists of a set of pre-finals and finals for each of the six classes – potentially 24 races. Patrons interested in getting a taste of kart racing can rent a ride at the end of the day’s programme for a modest fee.last_img read more

Firestone Redundants 76 Workers

first_imgA staff at Firestone Liberia shows Daily Observer’s Publisher, Kenneth Y. Best, some finished products produced at the Firestone rubber wood factory.Authorities at the Firestone Rubber Company in Firestone recently laid off 76 of its workers due to what it calls losses at its Rubber Wood Factory and admits a plan to shut it down anytime soon.Recently, Margibi County District #1 Representative Tibelrosa S. Tarponweh visited Division #16 in Firestone on a call from a group of downsized employees at the Rubber Wood Factory. The aggrieved workers complained that their loss of employment has caused hundreds of family members and relatives to go hungry and their children may not continue their education due to their lack of capacity to pay their fees should they leave the dwelling places of the company.The spokesperson of the redundant workers, Vadimani Kollie, said Firestone has not given them what they deserve even though the company has asked them to stop working. He expressed concern over his children and those of his fellow workers.In an attempt to seek some help in favor of residents of Gazon Town, Firestone Division #16, Representative Tarponweh said his quest is that the government should buy pieces of Firestone furniture in order to allow the company to make money and keep the workers. “I understand what the company is going through but I am also worried about the aftermath of its (Firestone’s) decision leading to the reduction of manpower,” he said. He added that he has consulted with Margibi Senator Oscar Cooper who also has expressed interest in seeing to it that Firestone reconsiders its decision and call back the workers it has laid off.He expressed the hope that the government does business with Firestone by buying the different set of furniture produced in order to allow the company to keep residents in the area and others who have migrated there in search of livelihood to remain at work.Firestone Liberia’s outgoing general manager and chief executive officer, Eduardo Garcia, said business is for profit-making, but when conditions are so unfavorable that challenge a business against its progress and longevity, the wise thing to do is to close the business down.Stockpiles of Processed Firestone rubberwood, which the company says has sat in the factory without buyers for over a year.Treated wood as well as furniture for households, schools and offices, are produced at the Rubber Wood Factory, and sold in the country.Garcia told the Daily Observer recently that there appears to be no remedy to challenges the business was encountering, even if the government should come in to do business with his company.“We were in a meeting recently with the Representative of this district where we clearly made our concern known that we cannot continue this business, while there is no profit,” he said.Mr. Garcia said that the recent laying off of workers at the factory was predicated upon the losses his company continues to experience, which poses a serious challenge in meeting payroll requirements.He said due to lots of financial constraints, the company is indebted in the sum of over U$200 million.“People think all is well with Firestone-Liberia, but it is not so. We are seriously challenged with making more money due to low prices of rubber on the world market. We don’t decide the price of rubber but Singapore, and another important thing the public should know is that Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, and Ivory Coast are among other high natural rubber producing countries that have greater advantages than us,” Garcia said.He added that while Liberians’ desire for Firestone to begin manufacturing of rubber products in the country is good, what they need to know is that the cost of manufacturing of rubber materials in the country is too high.“While is true that we want more Liberians to work with our company, the conditions on the ground are not favorable for us to venture into manufacturing. We would have to import everything we need for the manufacturing, and getting quality equipment from overseas to Liberia is nothing to joke about,” Garcia said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fisherman beaten to death

first_img…brother hospitalisedA fisherman was beaten to death while his brother was admitted a patient at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH).Dead is 20-year-old Alvin Seenarine also called “Chockoloo”, of Lot 820 G Zeelugt North, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), while his brother, Devendra Shameer Seenarine, was injured.Reports are the two brothers were imbibing alcohol at a relative’s home in Zeelugt, EBE, but left on a bicycle at about 22:45h. Residents in the area reported that shortly afterwards, they heard a loud commotion and rushed to investigate. A resident said that they noticed three men armed with instruments beating the brother, who is now in the hospital.The other brother was found in a motionless state a short distance away with multiple wounds about his body. Both men were picked up and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where Alvin was pronounced dead on arrival and his brother was admitted. However, due to the severity of his injuries, he was transferred to the WDRH where he was admitted.The matter was reported and the police are on the hunt for the three suspects.last_img read more

DDTV: Amazing last-second score from LYIT Basketball Club’s unstoppable Casiello

first_imgIn a tense match between two well matched teams, LYIT Basketball Club and Fr. Mathews, the outcome literally came down to the last second. The video shows the last ten seconds of the nail-biting game in which T John Casiello buries the ball into the basket – securing the victory.LYIT will now play Neptune BC in the quarter final on Saturday the 3rd of December in Cork. The overall final score was LYIT Donegal 80 (43) – 78 (37) Fr. Mathews CorkTop scorers for LYITKevin Stanley 29T-John Casiello 18Marcús Ó Canainn 10  You can find LYIT Donegal Basketball Club on Facebook to keep up to date with them.DDTV: Amazing last-second score from LYIT Basketball Club’s unstoppable Casiello was last modified: November 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:basketballfr mathewsLYITlast_img read more

Zelasko’s baseball instincts kick in

first_img As she rocked 7-week-old daughter Isabela to sleep at home in Valencia before heading out to the Fox lot in Century City for Thursday afternoon’s show, Zelasko had no pregnant pauses while delivering some astute observations about how she sees the three Southern California baseball teams nursing the next few important days and weeks of their existence: On the teething San Diego Padres, down 0-2 and trying to avoid the media crush of questions about how ace Jake Peavy had his ribs crushed during the NL West victory celebration and affected the team’s rough start in their series against St. Louis: “I think if the McCourts have any decision in the hiring, Kevin will get a call. I know Frank McCourt grabs Kevin’s ear all the time to run things by him (since Kennedy has been to Dodger Stadium almost nightly for FSN West 2’s Dodger pre- and post-game show). I see GMs pick his brain all the time. It’s amazing Kevin isn’t back in the game. Maybe he should just show up in uniform on the TV set. I think he could definitely cure what ails that organization. “And I’ve been teasing him for years that if he went back to being a manager, I’d be his bench coach.” As for the Angels’ chances of crawling toward another World Series title: “When I saw (manager) Mike Scioscia, I reminded him that the last time I had a child (Trevor) in 2002, there was an all-California World Series, which helped me stay near home. Well, I gave birth again, and I’m not sure (Fox Sports executive producer Ed Goren) wants an all-California Series again, but at least 50 percent would sure help my travel.” And if the Angels’ foe is the Houston Astros, then Zelasko wouldn’t be surprised. “That keeps the theme alive of a wild-card winner, and if the pattern sticks, it’ll be from the National League. I hope that’s what my bosses would like as far as markets and ratings go, too.” With that, Zelasko got her new daughter ready for a car ride to work with her, leaving husband Curt Sandoval to pick up their 3-year-old son from preschool. A mom’s job predicting the outcome of baseball’s most pressing issues is never done. Tom Hoffarth is at (818) 713-3661 and thomas.hoffarth@dailynews.com. WHAT SMOKES FSN West has wisely added Marty McSorley as a studio hockey analyst, on pre- and post-game as well as between periods, for both its Kings and Ducks telecasts. The hiring came about after network executive producer Mike Connelly played in some pickup games with the former Kings defenseman at the team’s training facility and asked about his broadcasting availability. McSorley, married to AVP beach player Leanne Schuster McSorley, spent the last two years coaching in the American Hockey League with the Phoenix Coyotes’ Springfield, Mass., affiliate. ESPN Deportes Radio, the first 24-hour Spanish language sports-talk network in the U.S., launched this week with Los Angeles’ KWKW-AM (1330) as the flagship station for the entire production. Other affiliates in Pomona, Bakersfield, San Diego, Yuma, Ariz., Las Vegas and Tucson, Ariz., are included in the launch. KWKW has been the Dodgers, Lakers, Avengers and Chivas USA’s Spanish-language station. Meanwhile, the Dish Network satellite service added ESPN Deportes’ 24-hour TV network on Channel 854 to those who, for now, subscribe to the Dish Latino channel package. WHAT CHOKES If this doesn’t catch on, be glad: Fox Soccer Channel has picked two fans to square off to “trade barbs” (as the press release says) during its coverage of the Major League Soccer match between Chicago and Columbus (Monday, 7 p.m.). The concept was borrowed from News Corp sister company Sky Sports in Great Britain, where two fans of opposing English Premier League teams are given the chance to provide commentary live during televised matches. One of the fans given a microphone Monday is Will Gordon of Costa Mesa, a Galaxy season-ticket holder who also claims to be a die-hard Chicago Fire fan for the past decade. Applicants who discovered this opportunity to be on-air through the network’s Web site (foxsoccer.com) had to fill out a form and submit a 10-minute audition tape. The potential for disaster looms for the opening of the next “Monday Night Football” telecast from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, where the Chargers meet the Pittsburgh Steelers. ABC’s plan is to give the fans in attendance a yet-to-divulged prop with instructions on how to use it a half-hour before the 6 p.m. choreographed opening of the telecast. The question: Will there be enough live bodies in the stadium, or will most still be stuck in rush-hour traffic? Joe McDonnell is about a month away from finding out whether he’ll stay on as the afternoon drive sports-talk host on KSPN-AM (710), working either alone or with Gary Miller as his partner. Sources within the station, however, say a sticking point with contract talk could be that McDonnell is only being offered a standard renewal without a pay raise. McDonnell would not comment on the contract talks and referred all inquires to his agent, Jared Levine, who did not return phone calls. Roy Jones Jr.’s loss to Antonio Tarver, which attracted 405,000 pay-per-view buys last week, gets a replay Saturday on HBO at 9:45 p.m. Isn’t once enough? Memo to ESPN: Next time you want to turn reporter Erin Andrews loose on a celebrity interview during an important baseball game – even if it’s Robert Redford at Fenway Park – just say no. A poll this week on Sports Illustrated’s Web site asked anyone willing to participate to answer the question: What do you like least about the MLB playoffs? The response, “I have to listen to Joe Buck and Tim McCarver,” took 41 percent of the votes, outdistancing “I have to watch the Braves and Yankees – again” (24 percent) and “Games end too late” (24 percent). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “This whole Peavy thing is incredible to me. It’s about 15 minutes before we’re going on the air (Tuesday at 5 p.m.) and I’m trying to find out more information (after the Padres’ 8-5 loss in Game 1) because there was nothing on the wire services. I e-mailed Luis Garcia (the Padres’ media relations man) and, since he had his Blackberry, he calls me back on the set and puts Jake on the phone. “Jake almost felt like a buffoon because of what happened. He thought he could just wrap it up like Gretzky during the Stanley Cup and just suck it up and pitch. Now he says he can come back to pitch in a Game 4. I think that’s just to get the team mentally prepared. But if they keep playing like they have they don’t stand a chance. It seems like they have the yips. It’s painful for me as a former San Diego person to watch this.” On the Dodgers’ managerial mess, Zelasko offers more than just another disposable diaper. “I wish they’d just hire Kevin Kennedy (the former Red Sox and Rangers manager once passed over for Davey Johnson for the Dodgers’ job in 1999). I don’t want to kick Kevin out of the studio, but sitting with him season after season, he breaks things down like no one else I’ve ever seen. They never really filled his void on (ESPN’s) ‘Baseball Tonight.’ “Maybe teams just think he’s comfortable now being a broadcaster. He’s very old school, and expects people will notice him for his merit. He’s not like a Buck Showalter who’ll get his agent to keep throwing his name out there for manager jobs. He won’t play games and politic for any job, which to me makes him more admirable. center_img Let’s get past the fact that Jeanne Zelasko – mother of two, wife of a local sportscaster and lifelong baseball fan – has made some strides in this groundbreaking role of female superanchor on Fox’s Major League Baseball studio pre- and post-game coverage. Let’s see if she’s on top of her game. As if she doesn’t have enough multitasking to do lately. last_img read more

BALLYBOFEY WRITER WINS RTE DRAMA AWARD

first_imgA Ballybofey based writer has been announced as one of the prize winners in this years RTE PJ O Connor Awards.Conor Malone won RTE prize.Conor Malone, who manages the Balor Arts Centre in Ballybofey, has received third prize in the prestigious award for new radio drama writing for his play The Fund.The 40 minute long piece is based on the true story of Davison Budhoo, a Grenadian born economist who worked for the IMF in the ‘80’s. It details his increasing crisis of conscience in his place of work culminating in his decision to resign and pen an open letter criticising and exposing the secrets of his former workplace. Commemorating the late head of RTE Drama, the PJ O’Connor Award is an annual award given to the best of new Irish writing for radio drama.As one of the winning entries The Fund will be produced by RTE Radio and broadcast on Drama On One in July.Says Conor: “The eternal questions for every writer are a) Is this any good? And b) Where will I find an audience for my work? To have my writing chosen by a panel of experts and for The Fund to be afforded the platform of a national radio broadcast is fantastic news.”BALLYBOFEY WRITER WINS RTE DRAMA AWARD was last modified: May 28th, 2015 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) Tags:awardBallybofeyConor MaloneRTElast_img read more

Starcrossed Beauty Large Deep Rose Flower Hair Clip or Brooch Vintage 1950s Bridal Prom Rockabilly *EXCLUSIVELY SOLD BY STARCROSSED BEAUTY* j99 : Five Stars

first_imgArrived on time great accesessory for clothing or hair. Gorgeous red rose real value for money. Large Deep Red Rose Flower Hair Clip or Brooch Vintage 1950s Bridal Prom Rockabilly *EXCLUSIVELY SOLD BY STARCROSSED BEAUTY* j99Stunning rose flower hair clip available in several different colours!These look amazing on and look more realistic than most rose flower hair clips! Perfect for adding vintage glamour to any outfit.Measures 7 centimetres across.We post out every day and also offer expedited shipping for only £1.00, and our prices also include FREE UK DELIVERY. If you live out side of the UK we offer a flat rate shipping cost of £9.99 no matter how many items you buy, this also includes a tracking number. This rose is stunning and looks so real and beautiful. Very quick delivery & the most ‘realistic’ looking faux rose i have ever seen in a hair accessory. I bought another in pink and although not so realistic, it is very well made & pleasing to the eye. It is exactly as it seems in the photo, it has a pretty good finish. I’ve used that and i’ve already received several praises. Large Deep Red Rose Flower Hair Clip or Brooch Vintage 1950s Bridal Prom Rockabilly *EXCLUSIVELY SOLD BY STARCROSSED BEAUTY* j99 : These look even better close up. I bought these for my siblings and i to wear to my mother’s funeral. We all pinned them to our lapels. My mum loved flowers so on her coffin was a beautiful roses spray. This flower matched the colour of the roses on her coffin spray exactly. I have my rose beside my mum’s picture now. I ordered this to wear with my halloween costume. Delivery was quick and arrived well packaged and exactly as described. The flower was a nice finishing touch to my costume for the evening and i have been able to get more use of it since – it’s quite large but not so big it can’t be worn for a meal or event without costume. Wore it for my birthday meal last week and received lots of nice comments on my accessory. Looks nice, but far too big and bulky for my hair. Posted on March 11, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags Starcrossed Beauty SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-03-11 19:39:37Reviewed Item Large Deep Red Rose Flower Hair Clip or Brooch Vintage 1950s Bridal Prom Rockabilly *EXCLUSIVELY SOLD BY STARCROSSED BEAUTY* j99Rating 3.0 / 5  stars, based on  14  reviewslast_img read more

RJD leader Fatmi quits party

first_imgSenior RJD leader Mohd Ali Ashraf Fatmi on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the party alleging that he was hurt by the rough and rude manner in which Tejashwi Yadav reacted to his desire to contest elections from Madhubani Lok Sabha seat. Mr. Fatmi made the move a day after he resigned from all posts he held in the RJD, including in its parliamentary board, and said he would wait till April 18 for the party’s decision on the seat from where the ‘Mahagathbandhan’s’ fledgling outfit Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) has fielded its candidate. “Tejashwi spoke to me on Tuesday and told me that I was being suspended from the party for a period of six years,” he said.last_img

Tamil Nadu hostel scores 3-0 win over UK school

first_imgThe scoreline of 3-0 in the first half in favour of the Sports Hostel, Thiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, took everyone by surprise.The reason was their opponents – Cardinal Heenan College, Liverpool – in the u-17 category of the Subroto Cup at the Ambedkar Stadium. Taking a three-goal lead against an English side is no mean task, even though most of the players in that team were around 14 years old.The Tamil Nadu side took the lead in the 11th minute through P Vivek as Heenan’s goalkeeper Callum Mulby failed to stop a free-kick. R Prathap’s runs down the left flank troubled the Heenan defence and as a result of the constant pressure, they conceded the second goal in the 27th minute.Two minutes later, S Prabhakaran made it 3-0 and the English side had no idea what hit them. The second half was a more sedate affair as the Tamil Nadu boys did not press for more goals.The English side tried its best to conjure up some attacking moves but the opposition defence was up to the task.Heenan coach Paul Sewill said the weather was one of the reasons for the team’s capitulation. He, however, said that his wards will learn a lot from this tour.”We were not able to give our best because of the heat. The boys have never played in these conditions, and my team consists of players who are 14 years old and they were playing an u-17 team. But the boys will try to put up a better display in the remaining matches,” Sewill said.advertisementMeanwhile, Dynamo Kyiv registered their second win in as many days by beating BSL High School, Bokaro, Jharkhand, 5-0. Myryta Sentiabov and Dmytro Zayirvn scored two goals each while Artem Kovbasa also found the net.Bangladesh Krida Shiksha Prothishtan, Dhaka, also opened their account in the tournament by defeating Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow, 2-0 while Krida Prabodhini, Pune, thrashed Daman & Diu 5-1.last_img read more