Captain Horace Burrell has been President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) for an accumulated 17 years. Jamaica’s football accomplishments under the captain’s stewardship have been many and varied, headlined by the historic qualification of the Reggae Boyz for the senior World Cup Finals in France, 1998. Add to that the Under-17 team qualifying in 1999 the Under-20s in 2001 the Under-17s again in 2011, and throw into the mix some six Caribbean Cup titles. By any stretch of the imagination, the captain has been the best and most successful leader of Jamaica’s football. Not only did his vision and forthright leadership change the reality of the local game, Captain’s work also changed the perception that Jamaicans had of their national football team in an unimaginable and positive way that has persisted to this day. During his tenure as JFF president, Captain Burrell has gathered vast experience in the intricate nuances of managing the affairs of the nation’s most popular sport. Add to that political savvy, garnered along the way in holding on to that coveted position for the better part of two decades. intimidating reality That is a mere fraction of the intimidating reality that must have cost Mr Orville Powell many sleepless nights, before he decided to throw his hat into the race for the top leadership position of the most high-profile job in Jamaican sport. Mr Powell deserves great kudos for, at least, conjuring the cojones to do what many before him in a sometimes fractious local football fraternity have all failed to do. Having had private conversations with key members of the local football fraternity in recent times, almost in a chorus the call is to see the Captain ousted, with the most popular cry being for a more equitable distribution of the “football spoils”. My response remained consistent throughout, get an alternative candidate, take the message to the delegates and mount the challenge. Until the recent emergence of Mr Powell, the barks have been all louder than the bites. The Montego Bay United Football Club president spoke stridently and passionately and was, for the most part, on point with the issues raised – the lack of transparency and accountability, as well as the spiraling debt of the federation. CONFLICT OF INTEREST He spared no punches in raising the longstanding issue of the perceived conflict of interest in the scenario where the company owned by the president of the federation sponsors numerous parish associations, with the votes of the representatives of those same parish associations set to decide his fate as president. These were but some of the poignant points raised by Powell, which resonates loudly with all concerned with the sport locally. The word on the ground is that Mr. Powell’s biggest challenge will be to secure, in short order, four of the 15 available votes – to get the nomination to challenge for the presidency. The talk is, if Orville Powell gets the nomination, Captain Burrell will be in trouble. There is no doubt that the Captain is a veteran and wily campaigner, who, after suffering that bitter ousting by Crentson Boxhill in 2003, will not want to experience that feeling again, and will spare no punches in protecting his turf. On the other hand, the demise of Austin ‘Jack’ Warner, Jeff Webb and the imminent fall of former FIFA boss, Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter, represents the loss of some big trump cards for Captain. The question is, will the wind of change sweeping across the sport internationally have enough momentum to sweep Captain out of power and sweep Orville Powell in the opposite direction, and into that now famous office that runs the nation’s most popular sport? Your guess is as good as mine. I am just about taking my seat in the stands, waiting for sound of the referee’s whistle, which should be heard loud and clear on nomination day, Thursday, November 5. Let the games begin.
PBA IMAGESFeasting in the paint against the smaller TNT frontline, Greg Slaughter had a field day in Game 1 of 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals series on Monday with 16 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four blocks.That shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially with the Cebuano giant averaging 14.3 markers, 9.3 boards, this conference.ADVERTISEMENT Slaughter, however, argues that he’s still far from his peak form.“I definitely don’t feel that I’m at 100 percent,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDespite of that, the towering big man is doing everything he could to help the Gin Kings, with his main fuel his desire to help the Kings successfully defend their throne.“I’m giving my all for this postseason. I know I still got a lot of work to do, especially after this conference. I know I’ll be working hard, but for now, there’s nothing I can do now. We got to play these games every other day, so whatever I can give, I’ll give to the team,” he said. 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 DAY6 is for everybody Ginebra routs TNT in Game 1 of PBA semis And one of his main focal points is on the defensive end, as evidenced by Ginebra limiting TNT to just 40 percent from the field to come away with the 121-94 blowout win.“I think we came out really aggressive and did well on the defensive end. That’s our calling card, it’s how hard and how aggressive we play on defense,” he said.But Slaughter knows the KaTropa are no pushovers as he prepares for a tougher fight from them come Wednesday in Batangas for Game 2.“We know TNT is a very dangerous team. We were able to play good defense on them now, but it wasn’t too long ago that they scored 120 on us. So we just got to stay aggressive on defense, maintain our defensive intensity, and just keep executing on our offense, and you know, just have each other’s backs like we did this past couple of games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up
Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Aces nab first win, beat Meralco Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The game took a controversial turn when Xavier Alexander escaped with a traveling violation before hitting a jumper with 2:02 left in the game to give Singapore an 84-76 lead.Alexander’s late travel drew the ire of Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag who went at it with the game officials before getting called with the technical foul 1:52 remaining in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAJ Mandani then extinguished Alab’s fire with a corner triple off Mitchell Folkoff with 1:02 left that put Singapore ahead, 88-76.Singapore enjoyed a three-pronged attack from Chris Charles, Mandani, and Alexander ,who all had at least 20 points to lead the Slingers. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Alab Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSingapore spoiled Alab Pilipinas’ return to home and escaped with a 90-80 victory in the ASEAN Basketball League Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Slingers, who avenged their 89-80 loss in Singapore, improved to 4-5 while also stopping Alab’s winning run at two.ADVERTISEMENT Charles finished with a game-high 29 points with 15 rebounds while Mandani added 23 points.Alexander almost completed a triple-double with 20 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, with five steals.Renaldo Balkman led Alab with 24 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocks while Justin Brownlee had a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double.The Filipinos dropped to 3-4 despite getting a huge boost from the home crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments
Police are reportedly on the hunt for the prime suspect in the murder of Shawn Nurse, also called “Fabulous,” who was gunned down on Sunday in the vicinity of Avenue of the Republic and America Street.Late money changer Shawn Nurse, also called ‘Fabulous’A Police source has told Guyana Times that, based on information received from persons who had witnessed the murder, the shooter is reportedly a character that is well known to the Police. He allegedly resides in Georgetown, and reportedly has had several brushes with the law, including robbery-under-arms.Detectives have reportedly visited this suspect’s home and other locations that he frequents, but he remains on the run.Police have however arrested two men who are suspected to be known associates of the prime suspect. They remain in custody and are assisting with investigations.Well-known money changer Shawn Nurse, also called “Fabulous”, late 47-year-old resident of Lot 33 Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt Georgetown, had been sitting in a chair at the corner of Avenue of the Republic and America Street when he was approached by a man armed with a handgun.Without hesitation, the man demanded that Nurse hand over a bag he had been carrying, which contained an undisclosed sum of local and foreign currencies.Nurse resisted the man, and in retaliation he pulled the trigger, shooting Nurse once to his head. Nurse collapsed and died almost immediately.Police have retrieved a 9MM spent shell at the scene, and have questioned several persons, who have given a description of the shooter. At the time of the shooting incident, the suspect was reportedly clad in a red hoody and a pair of brown trousers.Nurse had reportedly been robbed two months ago, when gunmen had swooped down on him as he was entering his yard. The money and other valuables they had taken were reportedly returned, and the matter was quashed.Nurse’s grieving mother — inconsolable at the scene on Sunday – could not say whether his gunning down was related to the robbery stated above. In anguish she told reporters that she was at home when she received the news that something had happened to her son. Upon arriving at the scene, she recalled seeing her son’s body lying in a pool of blood.This mother had last seen her son alive on Saturday evening, when he had gone to her home for dinner. She could not state whether he had had any issue with anyone, but was adamant that her son had been committed to his work, although, because of the danger associated with his type of profession, his daughters would often tell him to engage himself in another profession. Nurse leaves to mourn his mother, wife, three children and two siblings.The Police are confident that the perpetrator would be brought to justice.
GRAND PRAIRIE, A.B. – A former Fort St. John resident saved his best for last over the weekend as he won the bull riding title on the final day of Stompede.Jacob Gardner, who now lives in Dawson Creek, scored 88 points on his run to claim the title.Gardner rode a bull named “Crooked Nose”, and explained that animal had just as much to do with his score.- Advertisement -“The animal has a big part to do with it.” said Gardner. “It’s you pretty much competing with the animal, so you have to come together.Up next for Gardner is the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association rodeo in Rocky Mountain House on Friday.
Jordan Steinke’s Dawson Creek rink finished in 11th place at the Optimist International under-18 curling championship this weekend.- Advertisement -The Peace Region champs won their spot at the event in Regina by winning the Alberta Juvenile Championship, in early March.Facing some of the best youth rinks from around North America and Japan, the Steinke rink finished the round robin at 1-4, but left on a high note, after a 7-3 win over the Northwest Territories in the 11th place game.Nova Scotia claimed the overall men’s title, beating Saskatchewan in the gold medal final. The Yukon beat Nova Scotia in the women’s gold medal game. By Jon Zacks
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The holiday, along with the Fourth of July and Labor Day, are high times for auto dealers to move inventory. The eye-catching balloons, patriotic rock music and kiddie bounce tents turned Creekside Road almost into a carnival Monday. But all one dealer needed to attract shoppers was a banner touting $1.99 gasoline. “We had a good turnout,” said Frank Hazem, general manager at Power Chevrolet in Valencia. “The $1.99 (gasoline) GM came out with increased a lot of interest on their product.” The Detroit automaker, which has seen sales lag for large trucks and sport utility vehicles as gasoline prices spiked to more than $3 a gallon nationwide, is offering buyers of some of those vehicles in California and Florida a gasoline credit. “I think it’s an issue for some of the larger SUVs,” said Marco, referring to the high fuel prices. “Where people are driving more long distances, when you fill up some of those tanks, it’s $75-$80. It’s a shock. VALENCIA – It’s time again for test drives and hard-nosed negotiations in the shadow of a giant inflatable Uncle Sam as local auto row dealers entered the busy summer season with Memorial Day weekend. Gary Marco, president of the Santa Clarita Auto Dealers Association, said the holiday weekend proved promising compared with a year ago, though he couldn’t cite exact figures Thursday. “The association is definitely ahead of last year,” said Marco, general manager at BMW of Valencia. “Sales for Memorial Day were very good throughout the whole street. “We’re excited as we move within the summer season. We’ll have good (incentive) programs in place.” The credit, based on estimated mileage, would cap gas prices at $1.99 a gallon until the end of 2007. It all adds up to about $1,000 off, according to industry analysts. The current average for a gallon of regular is about $3.33 in California; $2.81 in Florida, according to the American Automobile Association. The General Motors’ offer applies to 2006 and 2007 models of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and the Hummer H2 and H3. “It creates an interest in the product,” Hazem said. “It made them actually come in and test it and buy it. It actually made people come and look.” Yet offering too much of an incentive could dry up future sales. When GM offered deep “employee pricing” discounts last summer, it cut into sales for the rest of the year. The city of Santa Clarita said tax revenue from auto sales slipped 4.1 percent in the last three months of 2005 compared with the same period a year ago. “For some of the domestic lines, where they had a very strong incentive program, their sales dropped off a little bit,” Marco said. “But customers are buying again.” Asked how high gasoline prices would have to go to affect sales this summer, Marco was optimistic, as there’s been no 1970s-style fuel rationing. “We’ve seen people downsizing a small amount to save gas,” he said. “But we do have the ability to get all the gas we want. … I think most people will adjust.” A National Auto Dealers Association study in April found the cost of gas is just one of many factors consumers consider when buying a vehicle, and some have coped by choosing more fuel-efficient drivetrains and engines. “In a tough competitive market like this, the victories are model by model, not typically across the board for any particular maker,” Paul Taylor, chief economist for the Virginia-based trade group, said in a statement. Hazem said he has seen some changes in consumer preferences, but nothing large scale. “We’re selling a lot more trucks,” he said. “But there seems to be a lot more interest in the cars also. “I don’t think the (gasoline) price has taken that much of a toll. I still see a lot of interest in sport utilities. People continue to need the room and the comfort of a sport utility. It may cost them a little more.” Asked about his location across the street from a Toyota dealership – the Japanese carmaker’s line of gasoline/electric hybrids has been touted as a model of fuel efficiency – Hazem laughed. “It gives us an opportunity to show the Toyota consumer what we have to offer,” he said. “They have their Sequoias, we have our Tahoes. They have the Corolla, we have our Cobalts. Whatever they have, we have the same, and even better.” email@example.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Roy Keane says Manchester United should sign Seamus Coleman.Roy Keane believes Manchester United need three new signings and has identified Seamus Coleman as being one of them.The former Manchester United legend has worked closely with Coleman since being appointed assistant manager to Marin O’Neil in the Republic of Ireland set-up.He realises how good a player Coleman is and at a fundraiser in Waterford said United should sign him. Keane believes Coleman is the perfect fit for United and would slot in perfectly at right-back, a position which has been problematic for United over the last number of years.Keane said, “I think United need a centre half and midfielder and Seamus Coleman for right back,’ Keane said.‘I think that United should sign Paul Pogba for they need a presence and physical player in midfield.“Pogba knows the league, is big and strong and is playing brilliantly for Juventus. “People say United can’t get Pogba but they should try’.ROY KEANE SAYS MANCHESTER UNITED SHOULD SIGN SEAMUS COLEMAN was last modified: March 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsRoy Keaneseamus colemansoccerSport
Arturo Vidal is set to join Inter Milan from Bayern Munich as Manchester United miss out on a long-term target.The Chilean, 31, has been admired by United for many years and was linked with an Old Trafford this summer after his club allowed him to look elsewhere, but he now appears to be on his way to Serie A instead. RANKED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The deal, reported by Calcio Mercato, will involve an initial loan but includes a £17.8million buy clause.It has been structured to help Inter stay within Financial Fair Play regulations.Vidal has been handed an £80,000-a-week contract by Inter, who will likely pair him with fellow summer signing Radja Nainggolan.The midfielder joined Bayern from Inter’s fierce rivals Juventus in 2015 and made 132 appearances for the Bundesliga side, scoring 22 goals and winning the league in each of his three seasons with the club. 2 TOP WORK 2 targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The Chilean has won a league title in each of his last seven seasons IN DEMAND Vidal returns to Italy after three years with Bayern The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST targets moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland three-way race LIVING THE DREAM