Final destination – Cornwall defeat Clarendon 2-1 for first final appearance since 2001

first_img It was overall a disappointing display from Clarendon, with little urgency shown in the final third. They had three attempts on target in the first half, with Charlton coming agonisingly close in the 15th minute. Then in the 31st minute, the Clarendon aggregation had a shout for penalty ignored by referee Danion Parchment, as the ball cannoned off a Cornwall player inside the area. Clarendon College’s team manager, Richard Palmer, attributed the loss partly to referee’s decisions, which, he said, never went his team’s way. “We are just disappointed that the penalty was not given. It was plain that the player handled the ball inside the area, but we are happy to have come this far but regret that the journey had to end like this,” Palmer said. Cornwall’s opponents in the final will be known this afternoon when defending champions St Elizabeth Technical tackle Lennon High at the Manchester High School ground at 2:30 p.m. POOR DISPLAY WESTERN BUREAU: Cornwall College reached their first daCosta Cup final in 15 years when they clipped Clarendon College 2-1 in the ISSA-FLOW semi-final yesterday at St Elizabeth Technical Giovanni Reid and Aiden Jkombo were on target for Cornwall, who had to withstand a late charge from Clarendon, during which time Creggton Charlton managed to score. Playing without the influence of Peter-Lee Vassell, who later entered the fray as a second-half substitute, and with Jourdaine Fletcher not yet warmed to the occasion, it was left to Reid to provide Cornwall’s first threat. He was first to meet a Fletcher corner-kick, outjumping the Clarendon defenders around him to flash a powerful header into the net in the sixth minute. But when Charlton, who looked dangerous, particularly in the first half, was allowed to sneak a cross that was drilled into the area to equalise in the 85th minute, many thought the game would again go to the wire. But then in the 87th minute, the supremely talented Vassell took charge. He darted into the area, drawing the attention of two Clarendon College defenders, and when he was challenged, the ball ran loose to Jkomba, who beat Benjamin Williams in the Clarendon goal. It was a fine victory for Cornwall as they marked a wonderful campaign without a defeat in the daCosta Cup. They have only lost twice all season, once to Lennon in the Ben Francis Cup and to Wolmer’s Boys in the FLOW Super Cup final. “The match went according to plan except for the Clarendon College late goal, but we showed determination to score late on ourselves to clinch a good win,” Dr Dean Weatherly, Cornwall College head coach, said.last_img read more

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No help on Hindu holiday controversy from Indian High Commissioner

first_imgFrom left to right: Pandit Hardesh Tiwari of the Viraat Sabhaa, Pandit Ramdial Balbadar of the West Coast Demerara Sanatan Dharm Pandits Sabha, Pandit Navin Lillia of the Guyana Pandits Council and Pandit Ravi Persaud, the President of the Viraat SabhaaA resolution to the Hindu holiday controversy is far from over now that the Indian High Commissioner to Guyana Venkatachalam Mahalingam opted to stay clear of this conflict which has virtually divided the local community.He was lobbied by the local Hindu fraternity to provide assistance in settling the dispute over the timings for the various religious events, most notably Diwali and Phagwah.However Pandit Hardesh Tiwari of the Viraat Sabhaa, one of the lobbyist groups, disclosed during a Thursday news conference that the High Commissioner indicated that no help will be forthcoming since the matter is too controversial. “The Indian High Commissioner clearly indicated that India is a secular nation and would not want to interfere in a sovereign nation’s own expression of its religious views and that the Indian Government would not want to interfere and be a part of this whole,” he pronounced.After this route was unsuccessful in resolving the controversy, the Viraat Sabhaa organised a symposium with the aim of establishing the correct date for Hindu religious observations locally.Some 33 pandits from various organisations attended the meeting and came to a consensus that Diwali 2016 must be observed on October 29.But Pandit Tiwari explained that given the 9:30h time zone difference, Guyana must celebrate Diwali the day before India in keeping with the religious guidelines to observe the holiday during the evening of the new moon (Amaavasya).He said the problem lies in establishing when Amaavasya, which has a beginning and an ending.In local time, the Pandit explained that Amavaasya starts at 11:09h on October 29 and ends on 13:37h on October 30. Therefore, he said, Guyana must observe Diwali on the night of the new moon which falls on October 29.He explained that India is celebrating the festival on October 30 because with the time zone difference, the new moon sighting will be on that evening.Amavaasya will begin at 20:30h on October 29 in India and end at 23:00h on October 30. Pandit Tiwari said it would be impractical to celebrate Diwali on October 29 in India because adherents generally light their diyas around 18:00h.                                                                                                              He argued that this calculation is being observed by Caribbean States and Hindus in both Canada and the USA.Massive confusion erupted last year after the two leading Hindu organisations in the country failed to find middle ground on the date for the festival of lights – Diwali. This disagreement between the two bodies rolled over into the new year for the festival of colours – Phagwah.last_img read more

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Huskies GM says training camp running smoothly

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are looking to build off last season’s success as they prepare for the first puck drop of the 2017-2018 season.Training camp opened nearly a week ago with 31 invitees battling for roster spots. General Manager Jeremy Clothier said that 15 players who were on the Huskies roster last year are returning.The team has a good balance of up-and-coming talent mixed with some veteran leadership, which bodes well for returning head coach Gary Alexander. The Huskies will be hungry to get back into game action and forget about the loss to the North Peace Navigators, who defeated Fort St. John in the semi-finals two years in a row.- Advertisement -The Huskies open the season on the road against the Sexsmith Vipers on Saturday, September 30th, at 8 p.m.last_img read more

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Province funds lighting improvement project on Alaska Highway

first_imgThe BC government has announced their contribution of $80,000 to help fund an light improvement project along Wright rd. and the Alaska Highway.“Nighttime can create unsafe driving conditions,” Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm said. “This project will improve safety on our highway.”The project falls under BC’s Community Safety Enhancement program; the government is investing nearly $5 million this year on more than 40 projects province-wide on projects like this one.- Advertisement -Projects are chosen by the ministry, in consultation with local government and law enforcement.last_img read more

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David Luiz hails impact Maurizio Sarri has made on Chelsea team

first_img Luiz said Sarri was also a “fantastic person” Latest Chelsea FC News Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star The Brazil defender lost his place last term after a rumoured fallout with Sarri’s predecessor and due to injury.The Blues finished fifth in the 2017/18 season, 30 points behind champions Manchester City, but Sarri’s impact has brought the excitement back and led to suggestions of a title challenge, which the 59-year-old Italian has played down.Luiz added: “We’re not going to win the title in this (game, against Liverpool).“We tried to do our best to win the game and we continue to work hard every day. The season is long, it’s just the beginning. Let’s continue to play.” Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 3 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware David Luiz has hailed Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri’s impact on and off the pitch, saying it gives the team “a lot of happiness to play football.”Chelsea have made a very good start this season, winning five of their opening seven matches in the Premier League. gameday cracker Luiz has regained his place in the fold after his future looked doomed last season REVEALED 3 REAL DEAL They were close to claiming a hard-fought win over Liverpool but Daniel Sturridge’s sublime late goal ensured both sides shared the spoils.Chelsea player ratings v LiverpoolBut Luiz was very optimistic about the direction the club was heading despite missing out on the three points.“Sarri is giving us a lot of happiness to play football. We are trying to enjoy,” Luiz told Chelsea TV.“He gives us a lot of confidence. He shows us what he wants. He gives us the details about the game. shining 3 “He works hard in every situation. And also as a human he’s a fantastic person.“Every single day he says to us ‘you have the best job in the world, so you have to enjoy’.“You have to try to do this with a big smile. Many people in the world don’t have this privilege.”Sarri is a former banker who has a sense of perspective and has helped revive Luiz’s Chelsea career.Luiz had been an integral figure in Chelsea’s title win in Antonio Conte’s first season as boss, in 2016-17. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? tense Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Chelsea played out an entertaining 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge punished Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more

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Spartans step up to the plate

first_imgTo most area water polo teams, September represents a time when schools try to find an identity or tune up for league. However, coach Larry Naeve and his La Canada High School Spartans are approaching this month with a different philosophy. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Add Wednesday’s match against Harvard-Westlake (ranked No. 5 in Division I) between two premier tournaments (Menlo and South Coast) and another difficult tournament (Villa Park) on Sept. 29, and the Spartans will be tested this month. Responsibility will ultimately fall upon Naeve to have his team ready to compete. But the coach doesn’t seem fazed by the competition. “We will be starting a team of three seniors, two juniors and two sophomores – all of whom have been selected at least to attend the U.S. National team final tryouts for their age group,” Naeve said. “Two have made the U.S. National team for their age groups. (The team) is ready.” – Pasadena Poly entered the 2005 season with plenty of questions and few answers. Having lost senior scorers Abe Kaslow and Sandy Gilfillan to graduation, there was much concern about the Panthers’ ability to score. “Both of these guys were utility players,” coach Ryan Katsuyama said. “So they could play two-meter offense, two-meter defense and were valuable drivers from the perimeter.” But after five games, Katsuyama is pleased with his team’s performance. While a 3-2 record and a 13th-place finish in the recent Ayala Tournament are performances to build upon, Katsuyama has been more excited about another development — the improvement shown by senior Filip Svitek. The two-meter specialist has more than made up for the offensive departures by scoring 29 goals in five games. That number could have been higher if the coach had not held him back. “He had some early exits from games to rest or because the score was well in our favor,” Katsuyama said. The Panthers only hope Svitek can keep performing. – South Pasadena was supposed to have problems early on. The Tigers, with new coach Robert Echeverria, were expected to struggle to stay above .500. But South Pasadena has responded and dominated opponents early on. The Tigers, coming off a 14-11 victory over Hoover on Tuesday, are 6-0. “We are looking to come out strong this season,” Echeverria said. “Our goal is to challenge in league and outside of league. We want to possibly get to the second or third round of CIF.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “This year we added … standouts,” Naeve said. “It is clear that (we) will play the best high school water polo teams in the country.” The Spartans’ brutal nonleague schedule began Tuesday with a rematch of last year’s CIF-Southern Section Division III semifinal against Montebello, a match the Spartans lost 13-9. last_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Blanks SIUE, 7-0

first_imgThe Bulldogs made quick work of the Cougars in doubles to go up 1-0. Summer Brills and Kenya Williams rolled past Raillane Kamdem and Katherine Laue, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles, while Alex Kozlowski and Mela Jaglarz secured the doubles point with a 6-1 win at No. 3. Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,6,4,3,1,2) Match Notes 1. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Lara Tupper (SIUE) 6-2, 7-5 In singles, the Bulldogs continued to roll as they won the first set on all six courts. Doubles competition 1. Herder, Tess/Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Lara Tupper/Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) 4-1 6. Kozlowski, Alex (DU) def. Angel Ikeda (SIUE) 6-0, 6-0 2. Brills, Summer/Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Raillane Kamdem/Katherine Lahue (SIUE) 6-1 Drake 7, SIUE 0Mar 03, 2018 at Edwardsville, Illinois (SIUE Tennis Courts)  3. Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Raillane Kamdem (SIUE) 6-2, 6-1 Freshman Liza Petushkova clinched the Bulldogs’ victory as she cruised past Kamdem 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3. Jaglarz and Kozlowski both didn’t drop a game to win 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively and put Drake up 3-0. Singles competitioncenter_img Story Links Wiliams topped Lahue, 6-4, 6-0, at No. 4, while Brills and Tess Herder each earned their eighth win of the season at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, to secure the sweep of the Cougars. Drake returns to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center next weekend and will host Montana State on Friday, March 9 and Grand Canyon on Sunday, March 11. 3. Kozlowski, Alex/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Anna Talley/Angel Ikeda (SIUE) 6-1 2. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) 7-6, 7-5 5. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Anna Talley (SIUE) 6-0, 6-0 4. Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Katherine Lahue (SIUE) 6-4, 6-0 Box Score SIUE 0-8 Drake 9-2 EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Drake University women’s tennis swept SIU-Edwardsville, 7-0, Saturday afternoon in Edwardsville, Ill.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Schoolbag appeal to deliver kindness to the homeless community

first_imgA new charity appeal will see a large number of schoolbags being delivered from Donegal to Dublin this winter to help people experiencing homelessness.The charity project, which started just a week ago, has received overwhelming support from kind-hearted Donegal people who want to offer comfort to people in need.The idea began with Annagry woman Linda Ní Ghallchóir, who saw an appeal from a homeless charity on Facebook and wanted to make a difference. With over 10,000 people homeless in Ireland, charities are in need of all the support they can get.Linda decided to start a school bag appeal for Donegal – where people can fill bags with essential items to help people who are living on the streets or in emergency accommodation.#oneactofkindnessdonegalClothes, toiletries, first aid kits, dry foods, batteries and Christmas cards are just some of the items that are being added to the schoolbags so far.Linda has arranged drop off points all around the county for the schoolbags to be collected before 14th November. They will then be checked and delivered to Dublin for distribution by volunteers with the Homeless Mobile Run. “We had an amazing response, and so many offers to help and so many businesses going to do the collections,” Linda told DW.“I’m also in contact with the North West Simon Community. There are thirty people who are homeless in Donegal so we are going to get bags sent to them too.”The bags should be suited to adults, Linda said, as she is in contact with some local schools to prepare separate gifts for children.If you would like to donate a bag to the charity project, here are some suggestions for what to pack:Please ensure bags are in good condition, no holes, straps in good condition and zips working.Toiletries – toothbrush and paste, hand sanitizer, hand creams, roll-on deodorant, large bandaids, harsh weather creams, lip balm, mini sudocrem .. (nothing with alcohol, no aerosols or things that are messy or could burst in the bags. )A toiletries bag (even a good-sized pencil case)Mini sewing and first aid kits.Nail clipper, comb/brushReusable Water bottleClothes – Socks, gloves, hat, scarves, thermals.Foods like beef jerky, granola bars, chocolate, mints, sweets (nothing overly chewy please)Torch or head lamp, some spare batteriesChristmas card and anything else you think might be useful.**Please don’t include money, medications like pain killers etc, alcohol, personal information, or anything dangerous.** “Everyone has an idea of what their own comforts are, so if they want to put those items in the bags, it will mean so much to someone on the streets,” Linda said.“The Homeless Mobile Run are always looking for volunteers in Dublin too, they meet on a Wednesday night on Grafton Street if anyone wants to offer their time.”Collection Points: (Please drop bags before 14th November)Rosses CDP Dungloe (Main gathering hub)Pobail Le Chéile Falcarragh,Kelly’s Furniture, FalcarraghDunlewey Community Centre.The Country Roads Inn Rossnakill.Sweeney Hardware & Plumbing Gaoth Dobhair.An Craoibhin TermonCope Bar & Niteclub KillybegsRachel Leeper’s Hair & Makeup Raphoe.Ulster Tyres Letterkenny And BallybofeyAutoclean Detailing Ballybofey.Finn Valley Centre StranorlorStrand Hotel BallyliffinPlease visit the School bags for the homeless. Donegal to Dublin Facebook page for more updates or for any questions. Schoolbag appeal to deliver kindness to the homeless community was last modified: October 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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Diminutive De Joya plays bigger than his size

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I just told myself that this will be mine and I leave everything to God. I’m happy that I made the shot,” he said in Filipino.The 5-foot-5 De Joya has made a good account of himself since debuting with the franchise last conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLittle as he may seem, the Calaca, Batangas native has shown relentlessness on defense and unbridled courage on his gutsy drives on offense where he goes up against bigger foes game-in and game-out. That earned him tons of praise from no less than coach Eric Gonzales.“He’s slowly understanding how basketball is played because before, he’s not really a natural point guard and we’re still educating him. Now, I’m just thankful to our bosses that they invested on Cedric and somehow, he’s responding to whatever we’re teaching him,” the mentor said. Cedric de Joya. PBA IMAGESHe may be the littlest man on the court, but on Tuesday, Cedric de Joya proved that he had the biggest heart.The 23-year-old playmaker went up against the towers of Wangs Basketball and banked the game-winning basket to carry Batangas to a gutsy 81-79 victory in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments For De Joya, he’s just treasuring this rare chance to strut his stuff and learn from a champion coach like Gonzales.“I always tell myself that I’m being given the chance here by coach and I have to give my best even though I’m smaller than our opponents. I need to show that I can go toe-to-toe with them. It was intimidating at first, but I know that if I get nervous, that won’t help. I just have to continuously work hard,” he said.And he’s hopeful that all of this sacrifice will bear fruit in the end as he chases his elusive PBA dream.“I want to show everyone that I can play despite my size. I’m happy that I’m playing here in the D-League, but I’m still not content. I wish that I can play in the PBA one day,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP LOOK: Blazers’ guard C.J. McCollum enters Harvard Business School Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

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India’s golden shooting spree

first_imgOmkar, Vijay bag gold; Gagan and Imran join the party too It appears India’s record of 16 shooting gold at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games will obliterated soon. On Friday, Omkar Singh and Vijay Kumar clinched gold in 10m air pistol and 25m rapid fire pistol events respectively. This was Omkar’s third gold of the Delhi games; for Vijay, it was his second.Another gold came through the men’s 50m rifle 3 position pair of Gagan Narang and Imran Hassan Khan. In the men’s trap pairs, Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Mansher Singh combined to shoot an unprecedented 197 birds, only for Australia to pip them to the gold by one bird.Add to this a bronze won by Gurpreet Singh in rapid fire, and India’s tally after Day 4 of the nine- day shooting event stands at 10 gold, seven silver and a bronze.Narang, who is targeting six gold medals, won his third in as many events, thanks to an outstanding 397/ 400 in the prone round. He then shot identical 385s in the standing and kneeling rounds, while Khan shot 395, 381 and 382 to help India break the 16- year- old Games record of 2,300 points with 2,325.In the meantime, Vijay had broken his own record of 581 by shooting 583 in qualification for rapid fire. Gurpreet shot 569 to lie third, heading into the final. Vijay then shot an excellent 204.5 to beat his final record from Melbourne as well, setting 787.5 as the new benchmark.Despite one off- target shot, Malaysia’s Amir Hasan held on for silver, ahead of a surging Gurpreet.advertisementNavy’s Omkar equalled Samaresh Jung’s qualification record of 584 in 10m air pistol to be four points clear of Singapore’s Bin Gai and then shot 97.8 in the final to finish with three gold and a silver in his four events. Gurpreet finished fifth.There was disappointment for India in women’s trap pairs as they could only finish fifth. Australia won the gold, England got the silver and Canada took bronze.But the real battle of the day was in the men’s trap pairs where Australia’s Michael Diamond and Adam Vella, touted as the best trap team in the world, took on India’s vastly experienced Manavjit and Mansher.Mansher shot a brilliant 99 while Manavjit, who had shot 23 in his first round, went perfect over the next three series to finish with 98 and help India get to 197, a Games record.Vella also finished with 98, but two- time Olympic champion Diamond made it a perfect 100/ 100 to help Australia edge ahead.After the match, Mansher paid rich tribute to Diamond’s performance.”It had to be someone like Michael to beat us because nobody else in the world manages to do what he does regularly. This is what happens in shooting – you do so well and yet lose because somebody else has had a stellar day,” Mansher told Mail Today. The shooter, backed by the National Sports Development Fund, defended his teammate Manavjit, saying his was no mean score either.”Yes he did shoot 23 in the first round but then again, he shot 75 straight thereafter. It was a heavy load to carry and he did magnificently,” Mansher said.last_img read more

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