Rock in Wolmer’s Boys’ defence

first_imgWolmer’s captain Jahwani Hinds has been the rock, leader and chief organiser behind a water-tight Wolmer’s defence that has conceded just four goals in all competitions this season.In the Manning Cup only Camperdown have breached the nation’s meanest schoolboy defence, and that was in the first round of the competition.But the big centre-half, who moved over from Calabar three seasons ago, hopes to use all his experience and know how to bring the Manning Cup back to Heroes Circle for the first time in 22 years.”We at Wolmer’s know that defence has been our strength, so we have to keep doing what we have been doing from season and don’t concede. It’s just to keep the run going. I have to motivate each and everyone, so they know we can do it, because being captain of previous youth national teams gives me the opportunity to bring back my experience to the school and let them know how it is overseas and on the international scene.”This is my fourth Manning Cup season so I hope to just use all that experience to help each and everyone in the team,” he told The Gleaner.- L. S.last_img read more

GECOM playing games with Guyanese

first_imgDear Editor,The Granger-led fallen APNU/AFC Coalition Government condescendingly attempts to treat the intelligence of Guyanese and that of the representatives of our associating states with an irrational lack of astuteness and deserving candor.The reactions of these institutions and states has been through strong and definitive statements of intent regarding the grounds on which they are prepared to co-exist, and this is pivotal to the advancement of democracy.I and hundreds of thousands of Guyanese at home and in the diaspora welcome the forthrightness and timely statements of the British High Commissioner and the new Ambassador of the United States of America, who have highlighted their country’s recognition of the supremacy of our Constitution, and the need for a framework establishing free and fair elections. We therefore applaud the eminence of many civil society groups who have joined the rallying call for David Granger to stop ‘pussy-footing’ and call Elections in adherence to the Guyana Constitution.The recent meeting between President Granger and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is nothing but another set of shenanigans aimed at some elaborate pretence and bureaucratic time extensions. The partial revelations of a necessity for information regarding GECOM’s finances and programme is actually information in the domain of the President as he seeks to take Guyanese for another bureaucratic adventure. It is a known fact that all constitutional agencies are required to provide the Cabinet with monthly reports regarding their plans and utilisation of appropriated funds, and this is accounted for via the IFMAS automated system of the Ministry of Finance.GECOM’s own position of its role woefully exposes and contradicts President Granger’s abhorrent pronouncements of his related responsibilities. Details publicly published on its website (http://www.gecom.org.gy/home/about_gecom) state:“GECOM is insulated from executive interference in the performance of its functions. By virtue of Article 226 of the Constitution, GECOM, like other constitutional Commissions, shall not be subject to the direction and control of any other person or authority. Schedules for the conduct of general, regional and local government elections are decided upon by the Commission once a date for the election is announced by the President”.The situation therefore affirms that the Chairman and three APNU/AFC Commissioners are violently contradicting the role of the organisation, and playing games with the Guyanese people. A heightened lack of trust in President Granger and his APNU/AFC regime exists as a consequence of the volatile nature of responses, which have been most unpredictable.Never before has there been so many instances of inconsistency by a Government — which are evidenced by public statements, then withdrawals and changes to pronounced positions. It begs answers regarding how one can reasonably make projections with any degree of certainty without having myriad backup plans.President Granger’s glaring constitutional variances of convenient interpretation resulted in his unilateral appointment of James Patterson as GECOM Chairman. It highlights his intent to hold our country to ransom when necessary, and emphasises a concerted clandestine orchestration — along with his three Commissioners — to manipulate the institution towards the self-serving interest of the fallen coalition Government. The politically appointed Chairman has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt his established untrustworthiness and that of the David Granger lot.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Primo’s 5 destroys Pele

first_imgLimacol KO Football Tournament…Football fans were treated to a spectacular display of skill and talent when the third annual Limacol Knockout Football competition continued on Thursday evening at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Ground on Carifesta Avenue in Georgetown.The games saw numerous displays of individual talent as Santos and Police each registered their second win, but the night belonged to former national striker Manasseh Primo, whose heroics spurred the lawmen to victory.In the first encounter, when the matchup looked fairly even, Keith Cains distinguished the Santos side by burning the Pouderoyen net in the 18th minute to give his team the upper hand. And astonishingly, he repeated the feat in the 38th minute.Both teams exhibited dogged determination in the second half of play, even as Pouderoyen waged a valiant struggle to exact revenge. Ashley Harding buoyed Pouderoyen spirits in the 80th minute when he finally avenged their honour; but with ten minutes remaining to the end of play, it proved too little time for Pouderoyen to do anything but settle for a 2-1 loss to Santos.As the crowd swelled, Police later took to the field to match skills with Pele FC. The teams looked complete opposites, with Pele opting for youth and Police relying on experience.Unfortunately for Pele, experience prevailed. Manasseh Primo of the lawmen posse had an excellent night, racking up 5 goals for his Police team. He started out in a blaze of glory, netting his first goal in the 4th minute, and continued in similar vein throughout what some might call the mismatch.A few moments after opening the Police account, he burned the Pele net for a second time; and in ten-minute intervals, he managed to end the first half of play with four goals to his name.Not intimidated by the heroics of the lawmen and their solid defensive play, Pele’s Alex Hopkinson was able to light a small fire in the Police net within 20 minutes of play.Then, with assistance from Stephan Ramsey, Primo burned another hole in the Pele net to hand Police a 5-1 victory over their opponents.Action in the Limacol Knockout Football tournament will continue this evening at the regular venue with two matchups.Pouderoyen will look to save face when they meet Grove Hi Tech in an encounter set for 18:00hrs; and at 20:00hrs, Georgetown Football Club (GFC) will face the Buxton Stars.A total of twelve teams are engaged in this competition for the grand prize of $600,000.last_img read more

Hart wins by playing lights-out defense

first_img “Our defense was huge,” Lilley said. Said Hart coach Dave Munroe: “We pride ourselves on defense. We’re relentless. I think it wears them down. It tires them to where they’re not as strong in the half court.” Junior forward Tatianna scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds. Canyon (17-4, 3-2) was led by Cheryl Stevens, a senior 6-foot-4 center, who scored 12 points. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hart (16-4, 4-1) trailed 26-22 late in the third quarter, when its defense keyed a 21-3 run and held Canyon without a field goal. Hart remains tied for first place with No. 7 Burroughs of Burbank (13-8, 4-1). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The Oregon-bound Lilley scored a game-high 20 points, including hitting five 3-pointers. She set a new school single-season record with 73 3-pointers, breaking her own mark of 70 she’d set two years ago as a sophomore. Lilley, who broke the school single-game 3-point record with nine on Tuesday, has hit a stunning 19 3-pointers in her last three games, including a 10-for-12 stretch from beyond the arc. She delivered the big blow for Hart, hitting a 3-pointer from more than five feet beyond the arc with just under two minutes remaining that barely beat the shot clock and broke open a 34-29 game. “We hung in there, but when you have a player like (Lilley) who can score at will, it’s tough,” Canyon coach Stan Delus said. But the talk among Hart players and coaches after the game centered on its defense. center_img SANTA CLARITA – A blown fuse caused the Canyon High gym to fall into darkness for a few moments during halftime of Friday’s eagerly-anticipated matchup between Hart of Newhall, the Daily News’ top-ranked girls’ basketball team, and No. 2 Canyon of Canyon Country. Hart’s in-your-face defense had a similar impact during a decisive fourth-quarter run and Taylor Lilley had another big three-point shooting night game for the Indians in a 43-29 Foothill League victory. last_img read more

LADIES GAA: TERMON LADIES LIFT KAREN McGLYNN CUP

first_imgHost Club  Termon  made light  of  the inclement weather  to  lift  the  Karen  Mc  Glynn  memorial cup at  the Burn  Road  on Saturday.Termon dispensed of  old  rivals Milford in an exicing final while  in  the shield  final  St Eunans’ lost out  by  a  narrow margin  to  St Michael’s.Harry Mc  Glynn   presented the Karen Mc  Glynn   memorial  cup  to  joint  Termon  Captains  Geraldine  Mc  Laughlin  and  Petra  Mc Cafferty  while  newly elected  President of  Letterkenny  Chamber of  commerce John  Watson  and Local Nt Cristy  Gillespie presented medals. LADIES GAA: TERMON LADIES LIFT KAREN McGLYNN CUP was last modified: January 28th, 2012 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:GAA: TERMON LADIES LIFT KAREN McGLYNN CUPLADIES GAA: TERMON LADIES LIFT KAREN McGLYNN CUPlast_img read more

FANCY A MICHAEL MURPHY MADRAS? LOCAL GAA CLUB LAUNCH CURRY NIGHT TO RAISE FUNDS!

first_imgSPORTS clubs have to do a lot of fundraising just to keep going.And they often come up with all sorts of ideas in a bid to get much-needed cash into the coffers. Now Moville GAA club has come up with a rather tasty way to make some money – they’re having a Curry Night.And they’ve even adapted a menu to include a Colm McFadden Korma, a Michael Murphy Madras and a Mark McHugh Vindaloo.The Moville GAA Curry Night is on Friday 19th July before the Ulster final where you can enjoy a curry and a drink for only €5. Food will be served from 6pm until 10pm and entertainment will be traditional music and dance on the evening.So get along, bring all the family and support this event. And if you can come up with any more suggestions for the ‘Star’ Menu, you can leave a comment below. FANCY A MICHAEL MURPHY MADRAS? LOCAL GAA CLUB LAUNCH CURRY NIGHT TO RAISE FUNDS! was last modified: July 5th, 2013 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:Moville GAA club curry nightlast_img read more

GERALDINE SEES TERMON THROUGH TO ULSTER FINAL

first_imgCOUNTY STAR Geraldine McLaughlin scored two great goals to take club side Termon through to the Ulster Ladies Minor Final in a fortnight.The Co Donegal side didn’t have it all their own way however – trailing by three points at one stage against Tyrone champions Killeshil.But McLaughlin was superb throughout and Termon went on to win by a scoreline of 3-12 to 2-08 –  a seven point margin. The Donegal girls will have to be at their best for the final on January 2 when they take on Antrim club champions St Paul’s from the Falls Road in west Belfast.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.  Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com  GERALDINE SEES TERMON THROUGH TO ULSTER FINAL was last modified: December 18th, 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:geraldine mclaughlinladies gaa donegalTermonlast_img read more

Six Of The Top 10 In The World Highlight Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee 400 Meters

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Six of the top-10 400 meter runners in the world are set to grace the Blue Oval at the 107th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, Relays director Brian Brown has announced.The Rio Olympic Games Preview 400-meter field includes the Nos. 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and 10 competitors in the world according to the 2015 Track & Field News rankings. Additionally, the lineup includes six Olympians, two Olympic gold medalists and a silver medalist.Returning to Drake Stadium in 2016 is the 2008 Olympic gold medalist and 2015 World Championship silver medalist, LaShawn Merritt. Merritt finished the 2015 season ranked No. 2 in the world. His personal best of 43.65 ranks as sixth fastest in the history of the event. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Kirani James is also coming back to Des Moines to defend his 2015 Relays title that he earned with a Relays record time of 44.22. James finished 2015 ranked third in the world after claiming the World Championship bronze medal just behind Merritt. The Grenadian owns a personal best of 43.74 that ranks him eighth all-time in the event.Finishing just behind Merritt and James at last summer’s World Championships was Luguelin Santos in fourth. The native of the Dominican Republic will challenge those two again at the Relays after earning a No. 4 world ranking last season. Santos also finished just behind James at the 2012 Olympics to earn a silver medal.Chris Brown, a three-time Olympian, has also earned a lane in the 2016 Drake Relays. Brown has finished one spot off the podium in each of the last two Olympics, but earned a gold medal in 2012 as part of the Bahamas’ 4×400-meter relay team. He recently finished the 2015 season ranked eighth in the world.Rabah Yousif was a 2012 Olympian for his native Sudan but has recently become a citizen of Great Britain, winning a bronze medal in the 4×400-meter relay at the 2015 World Championships for his new country. He was also a finalist in the 400 meters at the same World Championships and finished sixth to earn a final No. 9 world ranking.Yousef Masrahi enters the outdoor season ranked No. 10 in the world with a personal best of 43.97. He was a 2012 Olympian representing Saudi Arabia.Completing the initial field for the men’s 400 meter Rio Olympic Games preview is American David Verburg. He has a pair of World Championship gold medals to his name as a member of the U.S.A.’s 4×400-meter relay team at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships.Single-session tickets for the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee go on sale to the general public on March 24 at 9 a.m. All-session and multi-session tickets for the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee are currently available at www.DrakeRelays.org, www.DrakeTix.com or by calling the Drake Athletic Ticket Office at 515-271-3647.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

BODY OF MAN PUT IN ISOLATION IN LETTERKENNY AMID FEARS HE DIED FROM KILLER EBOLA DISEASE

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: There has been a suspected case of killer disease Ebola in Co Donegal.The body of the man has been put in isolation.A man in his 40s and from Mountcharles was found dead showing signs of the disease.The body of the person, who recently returned from Sierra Leone in Africa, has been put in isolation at Letterkenny General Hospital. A statement from the HSE confirmed “The public health department was made aware earlier today of the remains of an individual, discovered early this morning, who had recently travelled to the one of the areas in Africa affected by the current Ebola virus disease outbreak.”It added that the appropriate national guidelines, in line with international best practice, are being followed by the public health team dealing with the situation.This means that the body of the deceased has been isolated to minimise the potential spread of any possible virus.Blood samples have been sent for laboratory testing to confirm whether or not this individual had contracted Ebola virus disease. The statement added “Until a diagnosis is confirmed, and as a precautionary measure, the individual’s remains will stay in the mortuary pending the laboratory results which are expected late tomorrow.”“The risk of transmission of any disease is considered to be extremely low.”As a precautionary measure, appropriate infection control procedures are being put in place in the community and at the mortuary pending the outcome of laboratory tests.Dr. Darina O’Flanagan, Head of the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre, said; “In general, the risk of contracting Ebola virus disease is extremely low and would involve very close personal contact with the infected individual or their body fluids for there to be any risk at all.”“We await the outcome of the laboratory tests before we will know whether or not this individual had contracted Ebola virus disease. The appropriate public health guidelines are being followed at every stage in this process as a precaution.” Further information on Ebola virus disease can be found on the HPSC’s website at http://www.hpsc.ie and http://www.hpsc.ie/A-Z/Vectorborne/ViralHaemorrhagicFever/Ebola/BODY OF MAN PUT IN ISOLATION IN LETTERKENNY AMID FEARS HE DIED FROM KILLER EBOLA DISEASE was last modified: August 21st, 2014 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)last_img read more