GBBC launches “Young Guns – The Proving Ground”

first_imgFollowing a five-month hiatus — that began in April and was occasioned by a playing field deemed unplayable because of frequent flooding and the excessive presence of slush — the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) on Saturday evening resumed their developmental league at the St. Stanislaus College Ground on Carifesta Avenue with six planned matches.In the Solo Under-19 leagues, the GCC Pitbulls and Bingo Spartans lead the boys’ and girls’ categories respectively. In the Bounty Paper Towel-sponsored second division leagues, Pizza Hut GCC lead the women’s category; while in the men’s competition, Old Fort and GCC The Sequel are tied on 12 points each, with Old Fort holding a one goal advantage on goal difference.These 7-a-side Under-19 and second division leagues are the second and third steps in the GHB’s player development strategy, helping the graduates from the Smalta/iCool Water Under-14 Indoor leagues to make the transition to the outdoor game. Clubs also use these leagues to identify new talent to draft into their first division teams which will compete in the Farfan and Mendes and Woodpecker Products-sponsored leagues, scheduled to commence as soon as venues become available.The action gets underway again today, September 2, from 15hrs at the Saint Stanislaus Ground on Carifesta Avenue.With the yearly May-June inclement weather having come early, the league was put on hold in April of this year while it was around its halfway stage. The GHB has, however, kept its promise to postpone rather than discontinue the league.last_img read more

TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR DONEGAL’S ULSTER TITLE CLASH WITH MONAGHAN

first_imgTICKETS have gone on sale today for the Ulster Final in Clones on Sunday week (July 20).Donegal are hoping to de-throne Monaghan in a repeat of last year’s decider.Tickets are available through GAA clubs, online at tickets.ie or gaa.ie or at Centra shops throughout the county. It’s a unique Donegal double-header – the Minors take on Armagh in the curtain-raiser.The Minor game throws in at 2pm with the seniors at 4pm.Adult tickets for the Eastern Stand and Pat McGrane stand are €30, with €18 for OAPs and students and €5 for children.The Hill is €18 for adults, €13 for students/OAPs and €5 for children. Gerry Arthurs Stand ticket prices were not available but there are no discounts for children, students and OAPs there. TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR DONEGAL’S ULSTER TITLE CLASH WITH MONAGHAN was last modified: July 7th, 2014 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:ClonesdonegalJuly 20Monaghanticket detailsticketsUlster Finallast_img read more

Cavs, Warriors will get physical as NBA Finals tension boils

first_img“I expect us to come out guns blazing. You get punched in the face you want to respond. We know what it takes to win a championship. We know what we have to do.”The Cavaliers became the first team in NBA Finals history to rally from 3-1 down last year in dethroning the Warriors.Now Cleveland is trying to become the first playoff team to overcome a 3-0 deficit, but that requires a road win Monday.“We have to bring our best game every game against this team. They create so many different problems out on the floor, so much firepower, that we always have to play great in order to win,” Cavaliers superstar LeBron James said.“If you don’t do something well, they will make you pay for it, so we have to be 20 times better in this building and we understand that… If we don’t protect the ball, we don’t limit their three-point shooting, then we can get blown out.”ADVERTISEMENT “First three games we were being too nice, helping guys up off the floor, smiling, I didn’t like that,” Lue said Sunday. “Talking trash, being physical, whatever you got to do to get that edge, you got to do it.“They’re coming right after us so we have to go after them. I don’t see anything funny or anything to smile about. Hitting, being physical, we have to do that. Talking trash or knocking guys on the floor, whatever you got to do, you got to do it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutExpect the battle to be joined as the Warriors, on the brink of an NBA title but coming off their first loss in two months, try to clinch before home supporters.“You don’t want to keep letting the series prolong, so you have to come out with a killer instinct and a punch-face mentality,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 09: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors speak after a foul in the third quarter in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPCleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue wants to see a tougher tone from the defending champions in their do-or-die showdown Monday with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 but missed a chance to clinch with a 137-116 loss Friday at Cleveland, the more intense and physical Cavaliers ending Golden State’s unbeaten playoff run at 15 games.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Irving sinks big shots for Cavs when need greatest Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READ What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “We know the situation we’re in. We know anything can happen in this league and we know that champions just don’t lay down and die. They’re going to come out and play with a sense of urgency.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments – LeBron, K.D. talking trash –James, who said he isn’t interested in playing in the new Olympic basketball 3-on-3 event, said he and Warriors star forward Durant will continue to exchange trash talk.“We’ve been on each other a lot throughout these first four games,” James said. “It’s probably going to stay that way and we’ll see what happens after that.”What could be a coronation might also give the Warriors a coronary issue. They lost game five at home last year on the way to dropping the series. They added Durant, seeking his first NBA title after leaving Oklahoma City, but a loss would bring a game six Thursday in Cleveland and perhaps a winner-take-all Sunday showdown in Oakland.“They’re going to view this as a game seven situation,” Cleveland’s Richard Jefferson said. “For us, every game’s a game seven. But for them, this particularly is from the standpoint of they don’t want to go back to Cleveland and they understand that anything can happen in game seven.”Green said the chance to sweep was a distraction more so than the now-ended chance to become the first champion to roll unbeaten through the playoffs.“It’s natural for you to look up and see the finish line right there, and you tend to focus on that instead of the task at hand,” Green said. “We understand that.“You just think it’s going to happen. Then all of a sudden you get smacked in the face and it’s like: Whoa. You remember what can be, what can happen.”Not since 1996 had a team up 3-0 failed to sweep in the final. But not since 1951 has a team down 3-0 forced a seventh game in the finals.“We just want to play a good game. We can’t worry about what happens after the game,” Durant said. “If we start thinking too far down the line, we take our focus off of the task at hand.last_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona ace Messi full of praise for Puig and Miranda

first_imgBarcelona ace Messi full of praise for Puig and Mirandaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona ace Leo Messi has sung the praises of Riqui Puig and Juan Miranda.Both youngsters have seen first team action this season.Messi said, “They have been training with us for a whole and you see they are different players. “The club did well in bringing them up to train with us. They will grow more and that’s good the club are using people from the youth academy because for a while nobody came. Going back to that model is important for the academy and the club.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

9 days agoBrewster reveals Liverpool boss Klopp instantly rejected loan request

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Brewster reveals Liverpool boss Klopp instantly rejected loan requestby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool youngster Rhian Brewster says Jurgen Klopp immediately rejected his request to leave the club on loan.The 19-year-old has made just one appearance for the Reds this season.And Brewster revealed he asked to leave the club temporarily in the summer.”He said no straight away, so that shows that he has great faith in me and wants to push me towards the first team,” Brewster said.”Obviously it’s hard, with our front three, to get game-time because they’re all amazing players. It’s going to be difficult, but you just have to keep going and going.” last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Retracts, Apologizes For Comments On Colin Kaepernick

first_imgJim Harbaugh addresses a group of reporters.Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh apologized on Twitter shortly after commenting on the motivation behind Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.Earlier today, Jim Harbaugh said he “didn’t respect the motivation” behind San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit down during the national anthem on Friday night.Kaepernick, who played for Harbaugh in San Fran from 2011-14, explained his decision on multiple occasions, saying it revolved around the treatment of black people and people of color in the U.S.“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game against Green Bay. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”Just minutes after his initial comments on Kaepernick went public –and caused some criticism on social media–Jim Harbaugh apologized on his favorite medium.I apologize for misspeaking my true sentiments. To clarify, I support Colin’s motivation. It’s his method of action that I take exception to— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) August 29, 2016Looking at the responses to Harbaugh’s tweet, some have accepted his apology, others haven’t and some are wondering why he apologized in the first place. Seems like the man can’t help causing a stir even when he doesn’t intend to.last_img read more

J. Wray & Nephew Foundation Lauded for Investment in Education

first_imgStory Highlights Senior Advisor to the Education Minister, Robert Miller, has lauded the J. Wray & Nephew (JWN) Foundation for its continued investment in the education of the nation’s youth.Through its award of scholarships each year, Mr. Miller noted that the Foundation assists those students who are desirous of a solid education, but are “crippled by (the lack of) financial resources”.Mr. Miller was speaking on Tuesday (August 29) during the entity’s awards ceremony for the disbursement of scholarships valued at $11.7 million to 65 students at the secondary and tertiary levels.The function was held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.The Senior Advisor implored the recipients to make the best of the opportunity they have been afforded and to continue to do well.He also encouraged the students to give back to their communities by assisting those who may be having difficulties with a particular subject.“Find someone in your community to assist with maths, to assist with English, whatever subject you can assist with – give back,” he urged.Mr. Miller further encouraged parents to start saving for their children’s tertiary education from early, to be in better stead financially at the appointed time.“In Jamaica, we tend not to promote higher learning, but we need, as a country, to start planning for tertiary education from birth by putting aside some money (towards that),” he said.Meanwhile, Chairman of the JWN Foundation, Clement Lawrence, also praised the recipients for working hard “under often less-than-ideal conditions”, noting that they are deserving of the Foundation’s assistance.“Congratulations to all the students here today. The scholarship you have all received represents your dedication and hard work. We encourage you to remain committed to your goals, stay focused and maintain a positive attitude,” he said.Over the past decade, the JWN Foundation has awarded more than $30 million to Jamaican students from communities within which it operates in Kingston, Clarendon and St. Elizabeth, assisting them to matriculate in their secondary and tertiary studies. Mr. Miller was speaking Tuesday (September 29) during the entity’s awards ceremony for the disbursement of scholarships valued at $11.7 million to 65 students at the secondary and tertiary levels. The function was held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.center_img Senior Advisor to the Education Minister, Robert Miller, has lauded the J. Wray and Nephew (JWN) Foundation for its continued investment in the education of the nation’s youth.last_img read more

Mark colour of boxes being transported Mamata

first_imgItahar/Buniyadpur (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday asked the people to keep vigil about transportation of boxes of various colours, in an oblique reference to allegations of a black trunk having been offloaded from the prime minister’s helicopter in Karnataka. Speaking at two rallies in Balurghat constituency, Banerjee attacked the RSS saying that it has imbibed the “shopping mall culture”. “I urge the public to keep their eyes and ears open as during elections boxes of various colours – red, blue and other colours – are coming,” Banerjee said without naming anyone. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The Congress had on Sunday demanded a probe into the alleged transportation of a “suspicious black trunk” in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter during his visit to Chitradurga in Karnataka for poll campaign. Modi had addressed an election rally in Chitradurga on April 9. The party also played a video clip purportedly showing that the trunk, after being unloaded from the PM’s helicopter, was carried to a private car that, it alleged, was not a part of the SPG carcade and was taken away. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Taking on the RSS, the Trinamool Congress supremo said, “Those who used to wear khaki shorts have now imbibed the shopping mall culture.” The RSS have shed its 90-year-old dress code and knee-length khaki shorts were replaced by brown trousers. She reiterated her allegation that the Congress is taking assistance of the RSS to help its Jangipur and Baharampur candidates win. While Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of former President Pranab Mukherjee, is the Congress candidate at Jangipur, former West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir Chowdhury is the the party’s candidate from Baharampur. Claiming that the BJP was indulging in politics of dividing people on religious lines, Banerjee said she was ready to risk her life but would not allow politics of division. “It (BJP) claims to be champion of Hinduism. Are we not Hindus?” she asked, saying that her parents had taught her to respect all religions and to treat them equally. The firebrand TMC supremo, who is a Brahmin, said she chants Chandi mantra every morning. “The BJP is imposing on us a religion which has no relation to Hinduism or our country. We believe in togetherness of different faiths and languages,” she said. Claiming that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre has worked against the interest of the general public of the country, she alleged that prices of petroleum products were increased everyday when crude oil rates were low in the international market. “The LPG price has touched Rs 800 per cylinder. If a poor person has to buy gas at such a high price, he will be left with no money to buy food,” she said. Claiming that the NRC in Assam has left lakhs of Hindu and Muslim Bengalis stateless, she asserted that she will not allow it in West Bengal. BJP president Amit Shah has said in various rallies in West Bengal that the saffron party would implement the NRC in the state if voted to power again.last_img read more

Patient goes missing at NRS family members allege medical negligence

first_imgKolkata: A 58-year-old patient disappeared from the NRS Medical College and Hospital on Monday. The family members of the victim have brought the charges of medical negligence against the hospital authorities.The incident triggered tension among some patients who have been undergoing treatment at the hospital. The victim, Amal Mali, a resident of Balurghat in South Dinajpur, was brought to the hospital after he suffered a brain stroke. Mali, a daily wage labourer, suffered the brain stroke on April 20 at his work place. He was immediately rushed to the Balurghat hospital. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe patient was transferred to Malda Medical College and Hospital on April 21 as his condition deteriorated. As the patient showed no sign of improvements, the doctors at the Malda Medical College and Hospital shifted the patient to the NRS Medical College and Hospital on April 22. The patient was undergoing treatment and his condition improved at the NRS Medical College. The family members are not getting any trace of the patient from Monday. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe family members of the victim informed the matter to the hospital officials and demanded a probe into the incident. They raised questions on how the disappearance of a patient from the hospital went unnoticed by the staff members. Victim’s family members alleged that the police refused to lodge a complaint. A senior hospital official said if a patient disappears from the hospital, it is automatically reported. They are still clueless on how a patient had gone missing.last_img read more

Wrestling No 4 Ohio State pounded by No 2 Penn State 3212

Junior Kyle Snyder lifts Penn State’s Nick Nevills for a takedown on Feb. 3, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 32-12. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Sports EditorThe No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes stepped out to the mats draped in robes on Friday at the Schottenstein Center, but they weren’t able to get comfortable against the No. 2 Nittany Lions, eventually losing 32-12. OSU only managed three wins in 10 bouts.One of those victories was junior Kyle Snyder in the heavyweight division. The Olympic gold medal winner dominated No. 3 Nick Nevills 19-9. That was the highlight for the Buckeyes.Penn State began its dominance early starting with second-ranked Nick Suriano. OSU redshirt freshman Jose Rodriguez had little answer for Suriano, losing via technical fall at 125 pounds.No. 1 133-pounder redshirt junior Nathan Tomasello captured a technical fall of his own to even the team score 5-5, but it was the closest the Buckeyes would come to the upset.Penn State proceeded to go on a six-match win streak, driving the score up to 32-5 before  OSU redshirt freshman Kollin Moore captured a victory at 197 pounds. The Buckeyes were mathematically eliminated from a shot at a victory before the 184-pound matchup began.At 149 pounds, No. 5 Micah Jordan (OSU) was pitted against No. 1 Zain Retherford, and dropped the matchup with a 20-5 technical fall. Jordan has faced top-three opponents each of the last two weeks.“Micah Jordan wrestled a heck of a match against a heck of a wrestler,” OSU coach Tom Ryan said. “We had a mental break, and that mental break resulted in a six-point move. Two six-point moves occurred, and then you have a problem.”The Buckeyes trotted out backups at 157 and 174 pounds. Penn State had a top-10 wrestler in each of those classes and showed it by pinning their OSU counterparts at each of those weights.At 184 pounds, there was a rematch from the 2016 National Championships between sophomores Myles Martin and Bo Nickal. While Martin won the National Championship for OSU, Nickal got the better of him in this matchup, winning by decision 8-2.Fourth-ranked 197-pounder Kollin Moore continued to cement himself as one of the elite wrestlers in his weight class with a 9-6 decision victory over No. 9 Matt McCutcheon (PSU).On the night, the Buckeyes finished with three victories in 10 matchups, and they’re second consecutive team loss. There were no upset victories on the night, as every match was won by the wrestler who was ranked higher.At 174 pounds, Bo Jordan was out after aggravating a foot injury last week against Iowa, Ryan said in the post-match press conference.“The only reason why I would’ve wrestled him (Bo Jordan) tonight, was for my ego, the ego of this staff, and that’s a wrong reason to put someone in a wrestling match,” Ryan said. “The best thing for Bo is to heal and get ready to train. We do not want Bo feeling the way he feels now at the Big Tens.”On another note, American wrestlers were banned from participating in the Iranian World Cup, which included Snyder and former Buckeye great, and four-time NCAA champion, Logan Stieber.“I know they want us there to compete,” Snyder said about the current status of the U.S. Wrestling team’s visas to travel to Iran. “We’ll just have to see what happens.”Snyder and Stieber were set to wrestle in the tournament Feb. 16-17 before receiving news that they were not allowed to travel to Iran.OSU’s next match comes against another top opponent in No. 13 Rutgers on Monday in Columbus. read more