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first_imgSpit Fyah, Fort infeature clashJoint leaders Spit Fyah (24 points) and fourth place Fort International (17 points) will clash in the feature match at Passagefort Drive in the City of Kingston Credit Union-sponsored Portmore Domino League tomorrow morning, starting at 11 o?clock.Co-leaders Right Stuff (24 points) should get the better of Passagefort United at Gem?s Bar, Waterford. Other matches on schedule (home teams named first) include Highlight Strikers vs Materpiece, Eradication vs Waterhouse United, Feluchie Strikers vs Soursop Tree, Naggo Head vs Correctional Services, Exceptional International vs Unity Strikers, Garveymeade vs Chedwin Strikers and Spring Village vs Ken?s Wildflower.In last Sunday?s games,Spit Fyah and Right Stuff remained unbeaten as they chalked up their sixth straight win. Spit Fyah whipped Naggo Head 300-241 and Right Stuff defeated Memory Lane 300-281, while third place Exceptional International (17 points) lost their first game, going down 300-287 to Waterhouse United (14 points).Mega Angels winnetball titleMega Angels carved out a narrow 44-41 win over arch-rivals Westchester to cop the inaugural South East St Catherine Neball League title in an exciting final on Ash Wednesday at the Westchester Community Centre.Mega Angels walked home with $50,000 for winning and Westchester received $30,000 for taking the runners-up spot.Pro-Santos B defeated Passagefort Strikers 40-23 to take third place and a cash award of $20,000.Meanwhile, Mega Angels were adjudged the Most Discipline team; the Best Attacking Player award went to Marcella Thompson of Mega Angels and Fiona Archibald from Westchester pocketed the Best Defensive Player award.The league was created through a joint venture between the Social Development Commission (SDC) and Colin Fagan, the Member of Parliament for South East St Catherine.Braeton stun Cumberland 5-2Braeton United stunned Cumberland 5-2 as action continued in the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League.Jamie Morgan, Bale Boland, Ricardo Bernard, Shemar Malcolm and Kevin Williams put their names on the scoresheet for Braeton. The win propelled Braeton to 16 points and assured them top spot in the standings and a semi-final berth. The Cecil Morgan-coached Braeton are also in the KO semi-final.In other games, Edgewater (13 points) clipped Waterford 1-0 and are through the semi-finals, while Racing thumped Daytona 4-0. Cedar Grove (12 points have also qualified for the semi-finals.Dunbeholden, Reid?s Pen draw 1-1Dunbeholden and Reid?s Pen shared the points in a 1-1 stalemate as the Portmore leg of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/All Island Community Football League kicked off, at Dunbeholden on Sunday.Christopher Caruthers scored for Dunbeholden from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute, while Rajat Genius equalised for Reid?s Pen in the 86th minute.last_img read more

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Take Ian Links in the fourth

first_img FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES With CAPTAIN GRANVILLE (21-1) and ZEEVA (10-1) scoring notable upsets at Caymanas Park last Saturday, the Pick-9 had no takers and the carry-over to tomorrow stands at $3.6 million. This should ensure a Pick-9 payout in excess of $5 million. Both Super-6s on the other hand were cornered and start anew with guaranteed minimums of $750,000. The Pick-9 will embrace races three to 11, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race six to 11. We look at the first Super-6, which gets under way with a $450,000-$400,000 claiming race over the straight five course to be contested by six starters. Despite the small field, the race promises keen competition, what with the presence of last Saturday’s course winner, ZEEVA, ROCKETEER, FRANKENSTOR and OFFICIAL REPORT, who has beaten better in the not too distant past. Trained by Philip Lee, OFFICIAL REPORT last won over this trip via the Stewards’ Room last August on the disqualification of WOMAN IS BOSS in overnight allowance company and with a mere 48.0kg with apprentice Javaniel Patterson aboard, gets the nod over FRANKENSTORM and ZEEVA. Next on the programme is a maiden condition race for four-year-olds and up, which will more than likely come down to a straight fight between BIG BUCK with apprentice Jerome Innis and MR. TOPPER TOP MAN with in-form Aaron Chatrie aboard. Both finished second and third, respectively, behind FREE RANGE over 1200 metres last Saturday, but with Chatrie replacing female apprentice Andree Powell aboard the Donovan Plummer-trained MR. TOPPER TOP MAN, he should reverse the placings as only three-quarter length separated them at the finish. (1) OFFICIAL REPORT/FRANKENSTORM (20 MR. TOPPER TOP MAN/BIG BUCK (3) GENUINE FRIEND/EXPLOSIVE PRINCESS (4) IAN LINKS (5) RAY RAY/NO MONEY FRIEND (6) UNCLE G/LEGAL ACCOUNT The useful but unpredictable GENUINE FRIEND, with 3.0kg claiming apprentice Odean Edwards aboard, is weighed to win the third race over 1200 metres for five-year-olds and up. The 6-y-o mare from the stables of Linton Calder has come down 4.0kg in the weights and if getting it right at the start, should win from the front running EXPLOSIVE PRINCESS with top jockey Dane Nelson up and SEMPER FIDELIS in a field of 11. IAN LINKS, who beat all barring the promising SOL SENOR over 1400 metres in March 5, should go one better in the fourth race over a mile – for maiden three-year-olds – with former champion Omar Walker riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta. MR DOITBETTA and HEY CHAMP are twin dangers in a 14-strong field. Briefly, the last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by RAY RAY (Oneil Beckford up) and down in class UNCLE G with apprentice Patterson aboard. Their respective dangers are NO MONEY FRIEND and LEGAL ACCOUNT. USEFUL BUT UNPREDICTABLElast_img read more

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Channing Frye returning to Cavaliers

first_imgADVERTISEMENT He can be again.Frye has agreed to re-sign for next season with Cleveland, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday, adding that the 35-year-old will get the $2.4 million veteran’s minimum contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been signed.Yahoo Sports first reported the move.Frye won a championship in his first season with Cleveland, but the club traded him in February to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a massive roster overhaul that helped the Cavs get back to the Finals.Frye posted a photo of himself on his Instagram account wearing a Cavs uniform with the caption: “Well I guess this is hello again.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew CLEVELAND — Channing Frye was a dependable player, locker-room presence and fan favorite for parts of three seasons with the Cavaliers. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Canizales, Mthalane triumph in Pacquiao-Matthysse undercard Frye is the Cavs’ first offseason signing since superstar LeBron James left as a free agent for the Lakers. But Cleveland may make some other moves as the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions begin to rebuild without James.The 13-year veteran has averaged 9.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in a career that began with the New York Knicks in 2005.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Businesses Face Flooding as Rains Set In

first_imgThe main road passing through Clara Town and Vai Town communities on the Bushrod Island, was once again flooded with water, which caused losses for businesses and hampered taxpayers’ movements.The situation forced RITCO, a wholesaler of alcoholic beverages and other businesses in those communities to shut their doors. Traffic was also at a standstill for most of the day as the water receded very slowly owing to poor drainage condition in those communities, which are affected every raining season.People in the affected areas, including vehicle owners, expressed concern over the situation. They wondered when the government will take  the drainage problem on the Bushrod Island seriously, as both communities along this major route get flooded every year.Some observers were heard saying that the government needs to take into account the fact that such flooding causes revenue losses and so it (government) must ensure that the situation is controlled and does not affect taxpayers in the process.“Is there any plan by government to tackle these kinds of situations, especially along this major route, which has some of the heavily populated communities and big businesses and National Port of Authority/Freeport?,” a gentleman, who was struggling to remove his car from water asked.Everyone with whom the Daily Observer spoke was frustrated at government’s handling of the situation and asked that GOL steps up to solve the drainage problem once and for all so that come the next raining season, it won’t be experienced again.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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John Cole Commends LFA for ‘Employee of the Month’ Award

first_imgMr. John W. Cole says he is glad for the inspirational leadership of Mustapha Raji’s administrationJohn W. Cole, known by friends as TJoe, has worked for the Liberia Football Association for the last 15 years.His title at the LFA is ‘office attendant at the president’s office,’ and while he told the Daily Observer he has enjoyed the job, it was during the administration of Mustapha Raji that he has been rewarded, for at least two months as Employee of the Month.“I earned the employee of the months for the months of December and January,” he said, last Friday, at the headquarters on Benson Street in Monrovia.He said it is the first time that he has been rewarded or that his work at the LFA has been appreciated and he is grateful for President Raji and his team of officers who have placed human development ahead of everything.“I am encouraged to do all I can for the LFA,” Cole said, “As I speak to you I have my bag of rice over there.” Raji’s administration provides a 25kg bag of rice for each employee, along with the selection of an employee of the month, which goes with a cash award.Cole said there is a lot of motivation at the LFA unlike any other administration in the past. “The new leaders make the work here good to do,” Cole, who previously served the Armed Forces of Liberia for 32 years, said.Some of his doings that earned him two consecutive awards as an employee of the month, included being prompt at his job. “As a former soldier I know what it means to be in time on your job,” he stated. “I just want to tell the leadership of the LFA a big thank you for caring for all the employees.”Cole said he has asked God to bless LFA president Mustapha Raji and all his vice presidents for the new love and care that they have introduced at the LFA.He meanwhile called on all the employees of the LFA and their associates to realize the good administration at the LFA and, as a result, they should work as hard as they can to bring success to the many football programs being introduced at the LFA.“For me,” he promised, “I will continue to my best, God’s willing, to assist the LFA administration for success.”Mr. Raji’s administration has instituted progressive reforms with emphasis to benefit players, stakeholders, media, and everyone that is connected with the development of football in Liberia.When he took over the administration of football recently, records revealed that at U$200,000, sent from Confederation of African Football (CAF) to the LFA was diverted to an unknown account in Poland.His office said the money was for the development of football in the country and efforts are being made with Polish FA authorities to uncover whose account the money was sent to.His policy to reward particularly exceptional players has been praised throughout the country, as a step in the right direction. Raji and his group are utilizing the ideas of President George Manneh Weah that say those who benefit from football should be those who sacrifice for it.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Huskies route Wolves 12-2

first_imgSteven Fast scored his fourth of the game, when he fired home an outstanding pass from Kole Norris with 4 minutes remaining. Despite the shortness of the Wolves’ bench, they continued to fight for pride, and a late fight between Tyson Pederson and Tyson Price led to another delay, when the officials had to clean up Tyson’s blood from the ice.FSJ would add two more goals – a Jordan Shipton deflection on a Jon Spence point shot, and a Jason Arnouse one-timer on a Dylan Apsassin pass.Mercifully, the final horn sounded, and the final score was 12-2 for Fort St. John.The Wolves had started the game with only 13 skaters, and at the end they had only 9. They were also missing a couple of key players, including Dustin Ghostkeeper, who may not return to the Wolves this year.The Huskies have now had much better efforts in their last 3-4 games. They have earned a 3 game winning-streak, and their record improves to 9-3. Advertisement They have regained first place in the NWJHL, and can look forward to another big weekend ahead, when they play in Sexsmith (Fri. 7th), in Beaverlodge (Sat. 8th), and home to Dawson Creek (Sun. 9th). It looks like the slump is over.While the Huskies have managed to stay in the battle for top spot in the NWJHL, they have been struggling over the past couple of weeks.But, they added to their emotional win in Grande Prairie on Friday night with a blowout of the Slave Lake Wolves on Saturday.- Advertisement -Jordan Hartnell opened the scoring for the Huskies, putting a nice wrist shot past Wolves starter Curtis Malbuef, and into the top corner of the net. Dan Pappin was on the ball to collect the puck – as it turned out it was Hartnell’s first ever goal as a Husky.Within a few minutes, Kole Norris scored a spinning wrister to put the Huskies up by two. Then Dylan Apsassin fed Dan Pappin in the slot while short handed – Pappin fired a puck into the top corner, knocked off the water bottle, and the route had begun. At that point, Curtis Malbuef was pulled for Niko Perry, but Malbuef would find himself back in the game before the game was half done.The first period would produce 3 more Husky goals. Cody Kalb scored a nice one, when he made a quick shot into the corner of the net. Kalb’s goal was initially waved off by the referee, but after the next stoppage the goal was awarded, after discussion between the officials.Steven Fast soon scored his first of the game, when Kole Norris sent him in on a partial shorthanded breakaway. Dustin Heitman also got into the action, when he fired a puck and Niko Perry on which the goalie bobbled the puck and slid right into his own goal. Perry would bounce back, making a couple of good saves off Tyson Pederson during one shift, but he would be pulled in favour of starter Curtis Malbuef at the start of the second period. After just one period, the score was 6-0 Huskies.Advertisementcenter_img In the second, the Huskies continued to pour it on, with Steven Fast shooting on a 2 on 1 situation for his second of the game. Jordan Shipton continued his hot streak when he took a couple of whacks and knocked the second past Malbuef. Soon after, the Fast – Shipton – Norris line scored the prettiest goal of the night on the powerplay, a beautiful tic, tac, toe play, finished by Steven Fast (his third).Finally, late in the second, with the score 9-0 FSJ, the Wolves got onto the board, with Tyson Price converting a great pass from Thomas Garon, and Shawn Kubel scoring from Price and Michael Loroff, and the second period ended 9-2.Late in the second, Riley Apsassin attempted to fight Slake Lake’s Kyle Pichette. Pichette did not fight back, and Apassin would be charged 9 minutes in penalties (a fighting major and minors for instigating and being the aggresseo) and a game misconduct. But Fort St. John would kill off the entire powerplay opportunity.A big hit by Cash Brinkworth on Jamie Wilson which shattered the glass, and a Brian Gilbert fight would be the only action early in the third. It seemed that Dan Pappin had his second of the game, but it would be waved off when the referee determined that Dylan Apssasin had interferred with the goalie.Advertisementlast_img read more

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‘Ade’ has to prove himself, says Gor boss Kerr

first_img“I saw a player with a player’s mind and someone who I believe will help the young players in the team,” Kerr told Capital Sport.Omondi, known for his fancy footwork and eye for goal was a star during his period at Gor, having been among the youngsters brought into the K’Ogalo stable by former coach the late James Siang’a alongside the likes of Musa Mohammed and Teddy Akumu.He left the club in 2014 for a move to South Africa, but the same never materialized. He returned to the country and has played for Sofapaka and Police FC in the National Super League.“He was a star then and that is great. But this is the present and he has to take the chance and make the future for himself. It’s all down to him and he will get all the help he needs from us,” the British coach, currently on holiday in his native England said.Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi in action for Gor Mahia in a past Kenyan Premier League clash. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, Gor Mahia has also acquired the services of Ivory Coast striker Ephraim Guikan who joins from Mauritian side AS Port Louis.The arrival of Guikan who had been with the team for their final game of the season in Kisumu last month now means that Gor must drop at least one foreign players to maintain their number at five.Sources close to Capital Sport intimate that Rwandese midfielder Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza who joined at the beginning of this year is headed out after failing to amass enough playing time despite arriving with much expectation from Tanzania’s Azam.It is rumored he could be headed back to Rwanda with his former club APR.The club is also said to be trailing Ulinzi Stars’ winger Samuel Onyango who Capital Sports understands has already tendered his resignation with the military.“We are bringing in new players and definitely whoever is coming in has to have the hunger to succeed and achieve, same as those who remain,” Kerr added.Gor Mahia won their record 16th league crown under Kerr who joined in June when the clubw as struggling for results. His target next season hugely hinges on continental football and he hopes the club will make it to the group stages.He returns to the country on December 28.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi in action for Gor Mahia in a past Kenyan Premier League clash. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 13- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has challenged returning midfielder Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi to prove himself after re-signing for the club, three years since he left for seemingly greener pastures in the South African Premier Soccer League.Omondi has returned to the side after impressing in a number of training sessions and Kerr hopes the qualities he saw during that period will come on show competitively.last_img read more

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Disney drops cell phone service

first_imgThe phones were equipped to display the location of a user’s handset on a map, limit when and how the phone was used, and limit expenditures. The company said it became clear it would have to invest far more in the product to boost sales than could be justified. Exclusive deals cut between large retailers and mobile carriers made it too hard for Disney to get its product in front of customers, the company said. “It became obvious that the cost of continuing became greater than we wanted to bear,” Disney spokesman John Spelich said. The company would not say how many subscribers it had or whether there would be a write-off associated with ending the stand-alone operation. About 120 workers could lose their jobs, although Disney is working to place them elsewhere in the company. It’s the second failure of Disney in the highly competitive mobile phone industry. Disney dropped its ESPN-branded cell phone service last year after it did not prove profitable. The company shifted the content developed for the service to Verizon Wireless.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Burbank-based Disney said customers liked the product that allowed parents to determine the location of a child carrying a phone, but that it was having problems getting the phone into large retailers. “We decided that changing strategies was a better alternative to pursue profitable growth in the mobile services area,” Steve Wadsworth, president of the Walt Disney Internet Group, said in a statement. The company will end sales immediately and service the handsets through December. Disney is talking to major cell phone carriers about offering some of its most popular services, such as tracking the location of phone users. Disney subscribers bought special handsets for their children and the service provided Disney ring tones, video and other branded content. The service used Sprint Nextel Corp.’s network. RETAIL: Company says sales will stop now, but mobiles will remain active through Dec. 31. By Gary Gentile THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Walt Disney Co. will pull the plug on its branded cell phone service by Dec. 31, the company said Thursday. last_img read more

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‘England MUST build Euro 2016 around Ross Barkley’, says Three Lions legend Terry Butcher

first_imgFormer England captain Terry Butcher has urged Roy Hodgson to build his side around Everton starlet Ross Barkley as the boss begins his preparations for Euro 2016 next summer.The Everton starlet was one of the stand-out performers towards the end of the Three Lions’ qualification campaign, and seems guaranteed a place in the line-up for friendlies against Spain and France this week.Questions have been raised over the 21-year-old’s defensive work-rate, raising doubts over his future in Hodgson’s possession-based system when the likes of Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson return from injury, but ‘Captain Fantastic’ Butcher insists Barkley’s attacking qualities are too good to miss.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Butcher said: “Ross Barkley impressed in qualifying and he must play, Roy Hodgson must find a place for him in the team.“He’ll have to do a lot more defensive work, chasing and closing down, but it’s his work on the ball is his real quality.“I think he should play and that they should virtually build a team around him.”England travel to face Spain in Alicante on Friday, before hosting France at Wembley on Tuesday in the first group of friendly tests before next summer’s tournament.And after coming through their straightforward qualification group with a 100 per cent record, Butcher believes finally facing top quality opponents ahead of the championship will be vital for Hodgson’s men.“They’ll learn a lot more about each other and as a team in these games,” he added. “If they try to get on the ball and impress and try and do well against Spain and France it will give the players a lot of confidence ahead of the tournament.“It’s nice to play these big teams, because at the end of the day the qualification group was far too easy. You didn’t learn a lot about the England team from those games, they just qualified and made sure they went through.“Games like this will whet the appetite and, if we get a result, it’ll give the team and us confidence that England can do it.”last_img read more

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Thieves target street lights

first_imgAs the cost of copper wire has soared amid growing worldwide demand, Los Angeles officials said Tuesday that thieves have stripped more than $200,000 worth of wire from city streetlamps. Council members Janice Hahn, Tom LaBonge and Jose Huizar called for a city task force to develop solutions that could include tougher penalties or imprinting an identifying stamp on the wire to prevent its resale. “The problem is it not only costs the city money, but it endangers public safety,” LaBonge said at a City Hall news conference. “It compromises the city’s ability to provide street lighting in our neighborhoods.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsCity officials said the problem is primarily in areas around the Los Angeles River and its bikeways, East Los Angeles, South Los Angeles and the Harbor Area. Officials said teams of thieves can strip a light pole of 300 feet of wire within a couple of hours and most are working at night. They are able to get the wire by opening pull boxes adjacent to the streetlights and turning off the power. Police urged the public to call 911 if suspicious activity is observed near streetlights. Cynthia Ruiz, president of the Board of Public Works, estimated that such thefts have cost the city $1million. “That means a $1million cut in city services,” Ruiz said. “With an extra $1million, I could put out 10 more graffiti crews to clean up the city.” Officials with the District Attorney’s Office said one possibility is changing state law to require resellers of copper to register with the state to report any transaction, similar to requirements in effect for the sale of gold. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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