Heroes Circle!

first_imgIt’s quarter-final day in the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup. The last eight are in action, five from the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup and another three from the ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup.The main battles will be at Sabina Park. St George’s College, located just a stone’s throw from the venue, should have massive support when they line up against Clarendon-based daCosta Cup team Glenmuir High at 4 p.m. Two hours later, Wolmer’s Boys will face rural kingpins Clarendon College at the same venue.Over at the National Stadium, high-riding St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) will oppose surprise team St Jago at 4 p.m. before Jamaica College square off against Excelsior High in an all-Manning Cup affair at 6 p.m.Wolmer’s coach, Vassell Reynolds, who played in the rural competition himself, says his ‘town school’ will not take their ‘rural opponents’ for granted.”I expect the rural schools to push the urban-area schools all the way, but we (Wolmer’s) will win,” Reynolds warned.Full sweep in sight”We are aiming for three finals, and will not let Clarendon College spoil that,” he noted of his alma mater. In a preseason fixture, Wolmer’s edged Clarendon College 1-0.Meanwhile, Clarendon College will be looking to rebound quickly from a quarter-final daCosta Cup defeat earlier this week, and will arrive at Sabina Park with victory in mind.”As usual, we are confident and are looking forward to a good game. I know Wolmer’s are a very impressive team, but we also have what it takes to triumph and to move on,” Clarendon College’s coach, Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis, told The Gleaner.”It is a long season, four trophies are on offer, and we are still in the hunt for all of them, so it means we are on track.. Wolmer’s are in front of us and we need a victory; that is what we are focusing on right now,” the former Reggae Boy stressed.Last year, Manning Cup teams filled three of four semi-final spots and Clarendon, STETHS and Glenmuir will be looking to turn the tables and stake their claim for the FLOW Super Cup and $1 million prize.MORE ON FLOW SUPER CUP B4 and B5.last_img read more

Go grinds to keep bid for Masters, Open alive

first_imgSINGAPORE – Lloyd Jefferson Go’s patient grinding on an unforgiving course kept him in the title hunt, shooting a one-under-par 69 Saturday to stay within a shot of solo leader Yuxin Lin of China in the penultimate round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gonzales rues La Salle’s failure to share the ball in loss to Ateneo Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As his misadventures on eighth hole of the New Tanjong course of the Sentosa Golf Club continued with a double-bogey after hitting his tee-shot out-of-bounds, Go got the good breaks on the other holes and even the weather.The 23-year-old Go used an almost two-hour long lightning delay to relax after an intense shootout with his flightmates on the first 13 holes where he fell behind by as many as four strokes. And when play resumed, the Seton Hall alumnus playing what is supposed to be his farewell event as an amateur made a much-needed birdie that turned things around for his championship bid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I just tried to stay patient out there, it’s something you need to do in this kind of course because it’s easier to make a bogey than a birdie,” said Go who will play in the final pairing today with defendiong champion Lin and Takumi Kanaya of Japan.Lin, 17, burned the course with seven birdies on the first 11 holes and went on to shoot a 62 for a 54-hole total of 200 just a shade ahead of Go who is at 201 following his third straight sub-par round. Kanaya had a flawless 64 for a share of third with another Japanese Keita Nakajima (67) and K.K. Limbhasut of Thailand (68) at 202. Anyone from among the top 12 who are all separated by four strokes or less can steal the win in this event that has become one of the world’s most prestigious competitions with rewards that can really cap an amateur career just the way Go wants it done.The winner here gets a slot in the Masters and British Open next year as well as the British Amateur Open, provided he stays as an amateur.Already bent on turning pro next week, Go is willing to put his professional plans on hold should he crown himself the winner.For the third straight day, No. 8 proved to Go’s Achilles heel, where a strayed tee-shot nearly caused a disaster. He three-putted there on the first day and missed the green for another bogey the next day.“I’ve been unlucky there for the last three days so I’m hoping that tomorrow I’ll have my good day, and hit a straighter drive,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT He’s also not going to let the incentives, his professional plans and a final round date with defending champion Lin distract him from the real mission of playing a good round tomorrow.“Tomorrow I’ll try to shoot the best I can, 18 holes is a long way to go and there’s a lot of players still in contention for me to even think of all those distractions.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

More hardship on commuters

first_imgDear Editor,It is no surprise the government arrested with the mini buses so called union to increase twenty dollars on each passenger thus creating more hardship on the working class. Whilst in reality the average man would end up paying at least one hundred and twenty dollars more a day.Some people have to use three or four means of transportation in order to reach either to work or home, especially those living in New schemes and those who living in the West and East Bank of Demerara and East Bank Essequibo which causes their travelling expense to be more. With the increase, no doubt the short drop cars would also increase their fares which are already above the average presently.There are some buses that work long distance and their fares are rounded off to the closest hundred, do you believe the will let it remains the same? Given the culture of the operators, I know they will not and they will see to increase it more that the agreed twenty dollars and they would cite the distance to suck the blood out of people.Editor, to polish the increase off and defend their actions, the mini buses make a lot of promises about regulations for the buses and they believe that the travelling public are morons. They take it ob their own to increase fares before and also make similar promises but the situation remains the same in terms of overloading, appearances, attitudes towards commuters etc.There is also the headache of travelling in buses that the seat seems to be made of iron which causes tremendous discomfort when you seated and the buses goes over bumps, holes etc.Some buses causes’ material and physical damages to you because of some piece of dangerous iron or welding not look after or some bolts are extra-long and they don’t see the need to modify/rectify it. Like the mini buses, the union collect huge amount of money and not paying taxes on it.I’ve said before, there’s too many buses in the road and there will always be a fight down amongst one another to make more trips. Some only gets to make two trips and with the increase, we the commuters would actually pay for them not doing a proper day work. Instead of the union see to put a limit of buses to work a zone, they seek to pressure the public.It’s real hardship for us. They only sit back and use situations to seek increase in fares while majority or working people’s salary are the same for years whilst they increase at least three times already.Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

Convicted hitman gets life without parole

first_imgLONG BEACH – A Ventura County man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing a Long Beach woman in a murder-for-hire plot in which her estranged husband and another man are still awaiting trial. Nicholas Alexander Harvey, now 25, was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the Nov. 8, 2004, slaying of Lynn Schockner, who was stabbed to death while police were at her front door to check out a report of a prowler. Harvey kept his head lowered as he was sentenced by Long Beach Superior Court Judge Gary J. Ferrari. “Those of us that listened to the trial – there’s really not much more we can add,” Ferrari said. “It was a horrific crime and you’re going to have to pay a pretty horrific penalty as well.” Along with the murder charge, the former Point Hueneme resident was convicted of residential burglary. Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegation of murder for financial gain. Defense attorney Anthony Patalano has already filed a notice of appeal of Harvey’s conviction. Prosecutors opted not to seek the death penalty against Harvey or his two co-defendants, Manfred Schockner, 66, of Long Beach, and Frankie Jaramillo, 32, of Woodland Hills. Schockner and Jaramillo are set to be tried separately next month in Long Beach Superior Court. In a taped interview played for the jury that convicted him, Harvey told police he had been offered $5,000 to kill the woman and stage a burglary. He contended that he had second thoughts about following through with the attack and that he accidentally stabbed her after she surprised him in the backyard of her home. Harvey alleged that Jaramillo was the middleman and that direction was given by the woman’s husband. Police found the woman’s body in a pool of blood when she failed to return after going to get a key to open a locked back gate for officers investigating the prowling call. Harvey was arrested after jumping over the back fence at the home in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach. “This whole thing’s really sad, because none of \ had been arrested before,” Deputy District Attorney Cyndi Barnes said. “I think the whole thing’s a tragedy. This whole thing has ruined everyone’s life,” she said. Regarding Harvey, she said, “he threw it all away for $2,500, which is sick.” Long Beach police Lt. Rich Rocchi called the verdict fair. “\ is young and he’s going to be in prison for the rest of his life,” Rocchi said. 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

Lionel Messi loses his cool with headbutt and throat-grab

first_img1 Lionel Messi Lionel Messi showed the world his aggressive side in a friendly for Barcelona against Roma at the Camp Nou.When 1-0 ahead, the Argentina captain reacted angrily to something said by Roma defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and appeared to headbutt him before reaching for the former Newcastle player’s throat.Both players received a yellow card for the incident before Messi went on to double Barca’s lead.https://twitter.com/LaLiga_Talkzone/status/629036374109388800//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jslast_img read more

DONEGAL GETS READY TO PUT ITS ‘SHIRT’ ON JIM AND HIS REBELS!

first_imgA Glenties woman is putting her shirt on Jim McGuinness leading Donegal to All-Ireland success.Denise Boyle has designed her own t-shirts in honour of the Donegal manager and neighbour and she’s hoping they can bring the team some luck in their search for Sam Maguire.Denise, a daughter of Highlands Hotel owner Johnny Boyle, got the idea from a friend and decided just to go for it. She decided that local hero Jim used to look like legendary rebel Chez Guevara with his famous goatee beard and decided to use the iconic image on her t-shirts.“Jim and the team have done so well and we are very proud of them all.“Myself and a friend were chatting about it and I just decided to do up an image for the t-shirts and then have them made.“It’s not a profit thing because I’m not interested in making money out of it. But they’re available in the hotel and they are going down really well. ‘They’re not as fancy as the official Donegal jersey but people can wear them in the run-up to the big game,” she said.Denise has designed a mural for outside the family’s famous hotel but insists she is not an accomplished artist like her dad.“I just sketched the mural from a photo and added the hat but people really seem to like it,” she added.And she hopes that plenty more people will take the shirts off their back and follow Jim when Donegal beat Dublin and make it to the final!*HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING WACKY TO CELEBRATE DONEGAL’S ROAD TO CROKER? LET US KNOW AT INFO@DONEGALDAILY.COM EndsDONEGAL GETS READY TO PUT ITS ‘SHIRT’ ON JIM AND HIS REBELS! was last modified: August 17th, 2011 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:Croke ParkDenise BoyledonegalJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

New Donegal pharmacy graduates have right prescription!

first_imgA number of Donegal pharmacy technicians have graduated from the Irish Pharmacy Union.Pictured are Orla O’Donnell Brennans Pharmacy Buncrana, Cassie Owens Inish Pharmacy Carndonagh, Christina Murphy Healthwise Pharmacy Dungloe, Donna Tinney Foyleview Pharmacy Lifford, Danielle Lynch Brennans Pharmacy Carndonagh who graduated with an Edexcel Pharmacy Services Diploma (QCF) at a graduation ceremony held in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on 6th March with Joe Ausena of Edexcel and Daragh Connolly, President of the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU).The comprehensive two-year course, which is delivered and administered by the Irish Pharmacy Union, prepares pharmacy technicians to assist pharmacists in ensuring the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service efficiently and safely to patients. New Donegal pharmacy graduates have right prescription! was last modified: March 9th, 2017 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:donegalgraduationpharmacistslast_img read more

TRAP BRINGS FESTIVAL FEVER TO FINN PARK – IN PICTURES

first_imgTrap and the FAI Festival of Football rolled into Finn Park yesterday.The Irish soccer boss and his number two Marco Tardelli chatted with hundreds of fans including Harps boss Peter Hutton.Many thanks to Gerard McHugh for the photos.  TRAP BRINGS FESTIVAL FEVER TO FINN PARK – IN PICTURES was last modified: July 21st, 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:Festival of FootballFinn Parklast_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL RALLY DAY 1 CATCH-UP VIDEO

first_img DDTV: DONEGAL RALLY DAY 1 CATCH-UP VIDEO was last modified: June 21st, 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:Day 1donegal rallyhighlightsvideo DDTV: Catch up with all the interviews and highlights from Day One of the Donegal International Rally.Click Play to watch last_img read more

Assam BJP leader praises JNU poll winner, quits party

first_imgA BJP leader in Assam has quit his post in the party’s Information Technology and Social Media department after his praise for a Leftist woman from Assam, who won in the Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union polls, drew criticism.In a letter to Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass on Tuesday, Suranjan Dutta said he was resigning from the post of co-convenor of the party’s social media wing for causing “hurt” to party workers for praising the election of Srijani Bhaswa Mahanta as a councillor for the university’s School of International Studies.Ms. Mahanta, who represented the Students’ Federation of India (SFI), is the daughter of Assam’s Additional Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Manahta. She was elected councillor along with another woman from Assam — Karabee Kakati of the All India Students’ Association (AISA).Members of SFI, AISA, and the Democratic Students’ Federation (DSF) contested as United Left to defeat the BJP’s youth wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), in this year’s JNUSU polls.Many party workers and supporters had panned Mr. Dutta when he took to Facebook to praise Ms. Mahanta’s victory, accusing him of taking a Left turn.“…one of my Facebook posts have demoralised and hurt our karyakartas (workers) and I am also in mental agony now. I have admitted my moral responsibility for that Facebook post and hence, asking for apology from everyone,” he wrote in his resignation letter.Assam BJP’s general secretary Dilip Saikia accepted Mr. Dutta’s resignation letter.last_img read more