UWI were hungry for win … Coach Marcel Gayle happy for team’s historic top flight success

first_imgPortmore United’s dream start to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) came to an unlikely end yesterday after they fell 1-0 to bottom-of-the-table University of the West Indies (UWI) Football Club at the UWI Bowl. The St Catherine-based club had a perfect three wins from as many matches, but Kemar Cummings’ 87th-minute strike ended that record and gave newcomers UWI their first-ever Premier League win. “We were hungry for it,” UWI’s coach, Marcel Gayle, told The Gleaner. “We were more disciplined and more organised, but most importantly, we got the win.” The three points lifted UWI to ninth, tied with eighth-place Harbour View (three points), but sit above Tivoli Gardens, Boys’ Town and Waterhouse, who are all yet to win this season. The defeat also meant Port-more lost their place at the top, as they slipped to second behind Reno, who stopped Tivoli 3-2. Randell Morris netted the winner from the spot in the third minute of added time after the teams were locked at 2-2. At Stadium East, Cavalier registered their second straight win with a 2-0 win over Rivoli. Ryan Miller fired the home team ahead on the stroke of half-time before Chevone Marsh sealed the win seven minutes from time. “It was a harder game than I thought it would be,” winning coach Rudolph Speid said afterwards. “They came close to scoring on a few occasions, but once we settled and started passing the ball, we got the first goal, and the second goal was just a matter of time.” The win carried Cavalier to third on seven points, ahead of Humble Lion only on goal difference, three behind leaders Reno (10) and two adrift of Portmore United (9). At Barbican field, Montego Bay United continue Boys’ Town’s miserable start, handing the hosts a 3-0 defeat. MoBay sit mid-table with Arnett Gardens, on six points. Waterhouse currently sit at the bottom with one point from their games, and will play Harbour View in the Monday-night game at Harbour View this evening at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

Abueva, Teng lead Alaska rout of Rain or Shine in preseason

first_imgPre-season game between Rain or Shine Elastopainters vs Alaska Aces. Photo from PBA.phAlaska had everything clicking against Rain or Shine on Wednesday.The Aces were efficient on offense and lethal on defense to stifle the Elasto Painters, 110-97, for their first win in the preseason Wednesday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig City.ADVERTISEMENT Calvin Abueva led six Aces in double-digit scoring with 19 points that went with seven rebounds while Ronald Pascual and Jeron Teng had 15 points apiece.Abueva teamed up with Vic Manuel in the fourth quarter as the two bruisers accounted for Alaska’s last 11 points inside the final five minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseManuel finished with 12 points while Simon Enciso and Carl Cruz had 11 and 10 points, respectively.The Aces shot 61% from the field and 29 out of 36 made field goals came off assists. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Filipinos look to shock the world at ONE Bangkok card LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Alaska never trailed and led by as much as 17, 56-39, after a basket by Enciso.The Elasto Painters, who were without James Yap, Raymond Almazan and Jay Washington, cut to four with 5:02 left after a triple by Jeramy King.But that’s when Abueva and Manuel took charge for Alaska. Back-to-back conversions by Manuel gave the Aces a 110-95 advantage with only 1:06 to go.Ed Daquioag tallied 18 points while Maverick Ahanmisi and Chris Tiu chipped in 13 points each for Rain or Shine, which was held to only one field goal in the last five minutes.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Sawyer Calls for Upgraded Military Academy

first_imgThe Chairman of the Governance Commission (GC), Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, is proposing an upgrade for the Military Academy at Camp Todee, Upper Montserrado County.While paying his respects to the AFL’s sizeable platoon serving with the African-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA), Dr. Sawyer observed that upgrading the academic capacities of the nation’s armed forces are part of the implementation of the government’s Agenda for Transformation (AfT).Dr. Sawyer’s statement was part of a speech he delivered at a program marking the 57th Armed Forces Day celebration held at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) on UN Drive in Monrovia.Tuesday’s ceremony coincided with a colorful change of command by the army. During the formal procedure, AFL command was once again squarely placed in the hands of Liberians, who were promoted to the ranks of Chief of Staff, Deputy COS and Brigade Commander.This year’s Armed Forces Day was observed on the theme, “Enhancing the Capabilities of the Armed Forces of Liberia to Meet Contemporary Challenges.”According to Dr. Sawyer, the occasion’s main speaker, the celebration of Armed Forces Day is presently faced with the challenges of ensuring the full integration (mixing) of the country’s security sector; especially the military into the national AfT.Dr. Sawyer explained this process would ensure security is used equally to project the AfT toward national reconciliation and healing; allowing good governance and progress in the national development agenda.“We all agree the Liberian security sector should be organized with the objective of protecting and promoting human security—that which has to with the political, economic, social, and cultural empowerment of our citizens and other inhabitants,” Dr. Sawyer said.According to him, the ongoing quest to turn the military into the driver of the country’s AfT stemmed from history when the armed forces were reshaped (from the Frontier Force into the current AFL during the 1950’S) to meet modern realities.Dr. Sawyer noted a major part of this reshaping involved each AFL member being educated to the point where they are able to read and write effectively.To buttress this progress, Dr. Sawyer, who served as an Interim President during the years of civil conflict, called for improved training curricula for the military that would include technical and vocational manuals allowing soldiers to become even more viable to overall national development.“Our military today is the most educated we ever had. They are capable, trained and equipped to become the most developmentally centered military in Liberia’s recent history.”   The former Interim President was impressed with the level of education being achieved by officers and enlisted men of the new Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) since the restructuring exercise commenced in September 2006.The Minister of National Defense, Brownie Jeffery Samukai, Jr., who spoke later, reported to the Commander-In-Chief of the AFL, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that since 2006, almost 85 percent of the officers’ cadre of all ranks had completed required levels of training and military specialties.That meant, Minister Samukai reported to C-I-C Sirleaf, all officers of the first class of 2006 have completed Command and General Staff College Training, which is a requirement for enhancing the strategic command capabilities of the military leadership.Minister Samukai also reported that over 400 soldiers and non-commissioned officers have benefited from training abroad in several countries in various disciplines.Some of the countries the soldiers were trained included: the United States of America, Nigeria, China, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Benin, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Indonesia, among other places.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FAO, MoA Discuss ISAVET Research Reporting

first_imgParticipants and facilitators of the In-service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) field research reporting workshopAuthorities at the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), stakeholders and partners have for the first time participated in a day-long interactive discussion on frontline In-service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) field research reporting workshop to address endemic emerging infectious and transboundary animal diseases.The training, which was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD), highlighted oral presentations of three findings from field research projects conducted by three Liberian ISAVET trainees, who are also staff of the MoA.The objectives were to discuss and critique the research findings from the trainees, and receive constructive technical feedback related to veterinary field epidemiology skills developed in the frontline ISAVET training; fulfill an essential requirements to successfully complete the exercise training; established a cohort, and network of ISAVET graduates in Africa; as well as strengthened networks among all stakeholders for better prevention, detection, and response of emerging infectious and transboundary animal diseases in Africa.The research topics covered focused on the assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practices of the population in the case of dog bite and any other epidemic at a slaughterhouse.Audit of the quality of surveillance data was also addressed in these researches. The frontline ISAVET Program was jointly developed and launched by the FAO, and the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) of Texas A and M University, in collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB), Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, working closely with public health, and other partners.The program was piloted in Africa after several assessments were conducted under the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) in different countries pointed out significant limitations in veterinary services, and national-level capacity to detect and respond to infectious animal diseases.The four-month training, the first of its kind in Africa, attracted trainees from the Veterinary Services in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.It consisted of four weeks of theoretical training, follower by three months of home-based mentorship field research projects at trainees’ duty stations and targeted 180 veterinarians from 14 African countries over the next 12 months.Dr. Arthur Bob Karnuah, ECTAD National Project Coordinator, who spoke on behalf of the FAO Representative in Liberia, said the organization stands ready at all time to provide the technical support to the Liberian government.“This ISAVET training is intended to help enhance the capacity of the MoA in addressing endemic, emerging infectious and transboundary animal diseases,” Dr. Karnuah said.Dr. Fatma Soud, Senior Advisor for infectious diseases, USAID-GHSA Program in Liberia, reaffirmed U.S. Government  commitment to assist the Government and people of Liberia to build a more vibrant one health sector.Dr. Soud added that the U.S. and the Liberian governments have a decade of partnership, and have collaborated to improve the health and animal sectors of Liberia.She applauded the research work of the staff of the Central Veterinary Laboratory and Epidemiology Unit, thus expressing her impression about the level of work they have done in the field. Soud added, “research is difficult, especially when the charged with that responsibility is not equipped with requisite the basic training.”Joseph Anderson, Chief Veterinary Officer at the MoA, who spoke on behalf of Agriculture Minister, Dr. Mogana S. Flomo, thanked the FAO and the USAID for the enormous support provided in strengthening Liberia’s animal Health program.Anderson said Liberia remains extremely grateful to her partners, most especially FAO and USAID for providing the most needed support, refurbishing and equipping the Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL) with modern diagnostic equipment, diagnostic kits for priority zoonotic diseases, reagents and consumables.According to him, FAO/ECTAD has reinforced the CVL with the capacity to diagnose priority zoonotic diseases, and other Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs) using various techniques, to include bacteriological methods, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISAs), Fluorescent Microscopy and Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Islamic Association donates wheelchair to Bartica Speedboat Association

first_imgThe Bartica Islamic Association donated a wheelchair to the Bartica Speedboat Association (BSA) over the holidays.President of the BSA, Stephen Belle, expressed delight and gratitude for the charitable donation.BSA President Stephen Belle (left) and Vice Chair Lashley Gomes (centre) receive the wheelchair from a Bartica Islamic Association representative (right)“We feel good. We feel it’s a kind and very good gesture and we would like to thank the Muslim church for the donation. It will help the Bartica community,” Belle expressed.According to the BSA President, the wheelchair will help to facilitate the easy and convenient movement of elderly as well as sick passengers on and off speedboats at the Bartica Stelling.last_img read more

Lodge, Bishops’ maul opponents as Guyoil action continues

first_imgAs the first round of the inaugural Guyoil Under-18 tournament came to a close on Monday evening, Lodge Secondary and The Bishops’ High School copped their first points in fine style.In match five of the six-match round, The Bishops’ High School were paired with St Rose’s High. Starting on level ground, the first half hour of the game saw both sides hunting for a goal, but to no avail. Romeo Bradford was Bishops’s hero as he broke the stalemate with his first goal. Fifteen minutes later in the 47th minute, Bradford repeated the feat for his second. Malachi Richards sought to extend Bishops’ lead in the 55th minute with a goal of his own. By the time the 90 minutes had expired, St Rose’s were left goalless while Bishops’ basked in the glory of their first win.Taking the field minutes later were Lodge and Dolphin Secondary Schools. The encounter was expected to be intense as both teams have a rich history of competitive playing. However, to the spectators’ surprise, it turned out to be a one-sided affair in Lodge’s favour.The rain of goals began as early as the 14th minute when Dorwin George netted the first of his double. In the next half hour, Dolphin displayed great defending skills as they managed to hold off Lodge, but this was not for long. The reality was that Lodge had a quick succession of goals up their sleeve which completely stunned their opponents, allowing the strikers to net goal after goal in a matter of five minutes.The 53rd minute saw Thorton Gordon finding the back of the goal. The following minute, Rickie Stewart added to the tally. Next, George returned for his second in the 55th and his teammate Nickolas Trotman took the score to 5-0 in the 57th. By this time, the victory for Lodge was already sure, but Justin Bovel wanted a piece of the pie as he added a goal to his name in the 65th.The Under-18 Guyoil/ Tradewind Tankers action will continue this Sunday, October 14 with the beginning of Round Two. All matches will be played at the Ministry of Education Ground, Carifesta Avenue.last_img read more

Renaissance on losing end again

first_img“They were tough,” Corona del Mar coach Ryan Schachter said. “We knew they weren’t going to go away quietly.” The Sea Kings made their free-throws down the stretch, highlighted by five from Eberhard and three by Kaluz, to put the game away. “They deserved to win today, they were the better team,” Wildcats coach Sid Cooke said. “They kept their composure. ” Cook finished with 17 points, Thomas had 15 points and Harold added 11. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANAHEIM – Apparently, the third time isn’t the charm. Renaissance Academy of La Canada lost its third consecutive Southern Section title game Saturday, this time trailing start to finish in a 67-59 setback to Corona del Mar of Newport Beach in the Div. III-A final at the Honda Center. A slam dunk by Stefan Kaluz gave the Sea Kings a 12-6 lead with 1:45 left in the first quarter and the 6-foot-9 junior added a layup as time expired in the first quarter to extend the lead to seven points. The second-seeded Wildcats (27-2) responded. Josh Thomas hit a 3-pointer, Justin Cook made a layup and Thomas converted a three point play to cut the deficit to 21-20 with 4:24 left in the second quarter. Joe Eberhard took over in the second half for Corona del Mar, scoring seven points to turn a one-point halftime lead into nine point Sea King advantage by the end of the third quarter. Renaissance Academy made one last-ditch effort to climb back into the game in the fourth quarter. Thomas and Cook made layups, Hector Harold hit a baseline jumper and added a free throw to cut the lead down to three points with 2:43 left. center_img “We didn’t come out ready to play,” Wildcats junior Justin Cook said. “We just thought we were going to come in and win.” Renaissance Academy lost to Price of Los Angeles in the past two Div. V-A title games at Loyola Marymount and fourth-seeded Corona del Mar (22-7) proved to be just as daunting of a task Saturday. last_img read more

HARPS MATCH WITH ATHLONE POSTPONED

first_imgFINN HARPS match with Athlone was postponed this evening due to a waterlogged pitch.The game will be played at a later date.HARPS MATCH WITH ATHLONE POSTPONED was last modified: March 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES

first_imgFour Masters G.A.A. ClubThe €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 47 were Marie Gallagher, Doonan and Pauline Brogan, Drumenny. The numbers drawn were 6, 11, 14 & 22 with the jackpot now standing at €2,100.The Nursery FUN Programme for 5/6 year old boys and girls born in 2006 and 2007 continues this Saturday morning at 11.00 am at Tir Conaill Park. Tickets are still on for the Ultimate Girls’ Day Out which takes place this Sunday June 10th in the Abbey Hotel from 2.00 to 7.00 pm. Great day guaranteed and more information available from one of the following: Nicola Lacey 087-2449129, Kelly Lacey 087-9919035, Ciara Mc Groarty 087-9913339 or Louise Jordan 087-2970956.The closing date for the Sports Prediction FUN Quiz is this Saturday June 9th. Entry sheets at only €5.00 that can still be downloaded from www.fourmastersgaa.com should be returned at 9.00 pm this Friday night June 8th in the Abbey Hotel. GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 5th, 2012 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) Tags:FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTESlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: OTWAY CLUB NOTES

first_imgLast Saturday at Otway, Noel Kiernan’s Captain’s day went off with military precision, with members battling against some tough windy conditions and some nasty pin placements in search of the elusive captain’s prize. With excuses flying all over the place, it was the cool head and steady hand that got local man Daniel Mattewson over the line to claim the big prize with 40 stableford points, impressive in the conditions. Daniel just pipped another ‘local’ Fr Martin Collum into second place with 38 pts on BoT from Dave Hughes who claimed 3rd spot. Arthur Morisson won the gross, with the nines going to Paul Murray and Martin Duffy. Dan Canning won the longest drive, with Paddy Lynch getting nearest the pin. The visitors prize went to Francie McFadden, and the juveniles was won by Marcus McClafferty, just ahead of Aoife Gallagher in second. First for the ladies was Flo McGivern who just pipped Angela Harvey into second spot on BoT. Congratulations to all the winners, and to Noel and Sharon, and the young Kiernans, for the fine food presented to the weary participants after their efforts, and the entertainment into the night. Congratulations also to the Donegal League team on their 3 and a half matches at home in their first leg match against Bundoran, and best wishes to the team in the away leg. This Sunday it’s back to normal competition for members in the Franklin Cup, a singles stableford format. Before that, the club’s annual fundraising ‘Night at the Races’ takes place in John T’s Beachcomber Bar when all members and ‘Friends of Otway’ are urged to come along and support the night, enjoy the craic, and maybe even win a few pound !  GOLF NEWS: OTWAY CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 15th, 2012 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) Tags:OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more