Grange outlines plans to upgrade facilities

first_imgMinister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange said upgrading work on three of the island’s sporting facilities is set to begin later this year. Grange, who did not disclose the names of the stadiums which are set to benefit from the upgrading exercise, said that the refurbishing of these venues forms part of her legacy programmes, which she launched in 2011 during her administration’s previous term in office. “We are looking at three facilities across the island where we will be assisting with upgrading and in some instances, existing facility will be upgraded to a mini stadium status and in one instance, we may be building something from the ground up,” informed Grange. “This is a vision that I have always had, and the last time I was minister, that was part of my Jamaica50 Legacy Programme,” Grange added. Grange noted that the change of government at the time resulted in a number of the legacy projects not being taken forward by the previous administration. “I am back as minister; I (will) ensure that this infrastructure development programme which (will create) three mini-stadiums across the island will be done, and there are a number of other initiatives that we will be announcing as legacy programmes coming off the 55th anniversary of Independence,” shared Grange. The minister noted that full details of the programme would be announced during this year’s media launch of the Jamaica 55 celebrations in March.last_img read more

Durant leads Warriors past Lakers for 11th straight win

first_imgMOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Rockets GM says team is ‘obsessed’ with dethroning Warriors Kyle Kuzma scored 27 points and fellow rookie Lonzo Ball had 24 points with five 3-pointers in his first visit to Oracle Arena. Julius Randle added 21 points off the bench for Los Angeles, which snapped the Rockets’ 14-game winning streak Wednesday night in Houston.Durant shot 9 for 20 in the Warriors’ 10th win in a row at home against the Lakers and sixth overall after Golden State outlasted the Lakers in overtime Monday night in Los Angeles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWarriors coach Steve Kerr and Lakers coach and former top Golden State assistant Luke Walton had a nice chat near the Warriors bench after the final buzzer.Still without two-time MVP Stephen Curry, Golden State got some much-needed reinforcements. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Green returned after missing five of six games with soreness in his right shoulder, while Andre Iguodala also was back after sitting out Wednesday night’s win against Memphis with flu-like symptoms.The Lakers, who trailed by as many as 23 in the third quarter before getting within 84-72 going into the final 12 minutes, briefly took their first lead of the night at 89-88 on Randle’s 3-pointer with 7:43 remaining.Los Angeles cut the lead to 86-81 on a steal by Josh Hart and Kuzma’s layup with 9:39 left, then 88-86 when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a 3-pointer at the 8:09 mark.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives past Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0), Larry Nance Jr. (7) and Brandon Ingram, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APOAKLAND, California — Kevin Durant had 33 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four blocks, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Lakers 113-106 on Friday (Saturday Manila time) for their 11th straight victory.Rookie Jordan Bell recorded his first career double-double with season bests of 20 points and 10 rebounds, making a key layup with 2:45 to go and dunking a minute later. Klay Thompson scored 16 points and Draymond Green added 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as he came back from a shoulder injury for the defending champs.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

Pat Pimm and Mike Bernier sworn in as Peace Region MLAs

first_imgPimm is returning for his second term as Peace River North MLA, while Bernier is in new territory as first-time Peace River South MLA. MLA Pimm was also sworn in as Minister of Agriculture yesterday, and will serve on the Environment and Land Use Committee. Bernier has been appointed Chair of the Provincial Standing Committee of Aboriginal Affairs, and will serve on the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy. Michelle Stilwell, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum, has been elected to serve as Caucus Chair, and Premier Christy Clark has reappointed Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster as Government Whip and selected Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson to serve as Deputy Whip, a position Pimm previously held.- Advertisement –last_img

Questions linger over Stima duo promotion

first_imgArticle 20 of the FIFA Statutes states; “Every member association shall ensure that its affiliated clubs can take all decisions on any matters regarding membership independently of any external body. This obligation applies regardless of an affiliated club’s corporate structure.”“In any case, the member association shall ensure that neither a natural nor a legal person (including holding companies and subsidiaries) exercises control in any manner whatsoever (in particular through a majority shareholding, a majority of voting rights, a majority of seats on the board of directors or any other form of economic dependence or control, etc.) over more than one club whenever the integrity of any match or competition could be jeopardized.”With this statute, it would be impossible to have the two teams playing in the same league if at all it is proved that both share a similar shareholding or economic dependence on one entity.Nairobi Stima’s Joseph Shikokoti in action against an FC Talanta player during a previous National Super League match. PHOTO/FKF“It was the same case sometimes back when Mathare United and Mathare Youth played in the KPL. They had to prove beyond doubt that the two were separate entities. According to that FIFA Statute, Western, Nairobi and Coast Stima should not even be playing in the NSL together. Probably if there is a proof that the two are not sharing the same sponsorship structure then that’s okay,” KPL CEO Jack Oguda told Capital Sport.Meanwhile, Football Kenya federation who run the second tier NSL say they have referred the matter to the legal department which should be giving them a response soon.“We are aware of the issue and we have the legal team handling that. They should be getting back to us on the position. I cannot pre-empt on anything at this point until further advised by the legal team,” FKF Head of Communications Barry Otieno noted.Currently, Western Stima who were relegated from the top tier at the close of last season sit at the apex of the standings with 70 points, seven ahead of second placed KCB who have played a match less. Nairobi Stima are third with 62.KCB midfielder Samuel Mwangi controls the ball under pressure from his St Joseph Youth marker during a past FKF National Super League match. PHOTO/FKFWestern Stima and KCB made the most of slip ups from their fellow promotion chasers over the weekend, the power-men winning by a solitary goal against Nairobi City Stars at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday.KCB who are seeking a return to top flight after two seasons in the lower cadre picked a priceless 2-1 win over Kenya Police at the Camp Toyoyo Grounds with head coach Elvis Ayanya confident they can rack up promotion.“It was a tough match but getting three points was a huge reprieve for us. We need to take a match at a time and give our all and I am certain we will earn that promotion slot,” Ayany, a former Ulinzi Stars midfielder said.Meanwhile, Nairobi Stima slipped to third after being held to a barren draw away to Bidco United. Ushuru failed to take advantage of the slip up playing to a similar score-line against Kangemi All Stars on Sunday.The top two finishers in the league earn automatic slots in next season’s Premier League while the third placed team will face the 16th placed team from the KPL in a play-off.NSL Weekend ResultsFridayAdministration Police 1-2 Green Commandos (Camp Toyoyo)SaturdayBidco United 0-0 Nairobi Stima (Thika Stadium)Kisumu All-Stars 0-0 Migori Youth (Moi Stadium)KCB 2-1 Kenya Police (Camp Toyoyo)SundayWestern Stima 1-0 City Stars (Moi Stadium)Modern Coast Rangers 2-1 Kibera Black Stars (Mbaraki Sports Club)Nakuru All-Stars 0-1 Coast Stima (Afraha Stadium)Talanta 2-2 GFE 105 (Camp Toyoyo)Ushuru 0-0 Kangemi All-Stars (Camp Toyoyo)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Western Stima players line up for a group photo before a previous National Super League match. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 17 – If both finish within the top three National Super League (NSL) promotion slots, whoever finishes lower than the other between Western Stima and Nairobi Stima faces the possibility of missing out on ascending to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).According to FIFA statutes, the two, both sponsored by the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) cannot play in the top tier at the same time.last_img read more

Ipswich 1-1 Birmingham: Brett Pitman penalty earns a point for the Tractor Boys

first_img Brett Pitman 1 A Brett Pitman penalty was enough to earn a draw for Ipswich Town at home to Birmingham in the Championship on Friday night.David Cotterill opened the scoring midway through the first half after both sides traded early chances, but his goal was cancelled out by Pitman’s spot-kick.The result leaves Mick McCarthy’s men in the play-off places while Birmingham move up to sixth ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.Cotterill had the best few chances in the opening 15 minutes taking on both a right footed and left footed drive from around the box but to no result.Birmingham broke the deadlock after 21 minutes when a lightening break ended up at the feet of Cotterill who, third time lucky, hammered the ball into the roof of the net for his second goal of the season.It was all level 10 minutes later when Jonathan Spector brought down Ainsley Maitland-Niles and a penalty was awarded to Ipswich.Pitman stepped up and buried it in the bottom right-hand corner to bring the Tractor Boys back into the match.Into the second half and Freddie Sears came inches away from taking the lead for the hosts but his shot was hacked off the line by Paul Caddis after some good initial footwork from Pitman.Luke Chambers had another chance to take the lead for Ipswich but the skipper could not adjust his feet in time and screwed his effort well wide of the goal.With less than 20 minutes left on the clock Ipswich continued to press for the winner, this time Maitland-Niles lashing over the bar from only eight yards out.While both teams pushed hard for the elusive goal, neither could manage it after some resolute defending and the points were, perhaps fairly, shared.last_img read more

Rooney will KEEP playing for England, even if he doesn’t continue as captain

first_img Will Wayne Rooney continue as England captain under Sam Allardyce? 1 Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney insists he will continue playing for England for two more years, even if he doesn’t continue as captain.New England boss Sam Allardyce has remained tight-lipped over the 30-year-old striker’s future as Three Lions skipper.The former Sunderland chief has said he will reveal his decision when the squad meet up for their World Cup qualifier against Slovakia in September.However, Rooney has no intention of considering his international future for another two years, even if Allardyce hands the armband to someone else.He told the Daily Mail: “I’ll carry on until the World Cup in 2018 and then I might have a decision to make. “But for the next two years, captain or not captain, I’ll turn up and be available to play if I am wanted.”Rooney continued: “I’ve spoken to him. Not at length about how we’re going to play or my role, but he seems very excited about the job and he’ll have his own way of doing it.“I don’t think it would be fair to expect him to make a decision on the captaincy now.“So I’ll wait and see what he thinks. He’ll want to see the group, work with us all and then make his decision.”last_img read more

ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE 1986 ALL-IRELAND SOCCER CHAMPS RE-UNITED THIS WEEKEND

first_imgThe St Eunan’s College All-Ireland soccer champions 1986ST. EUNAN’S COLLEGE 1986 All-Ireland soccer champs are having a 30-year reunion this weekend.St. Eunan’s College won Senior School’s All-Ireland Soccer titles back-to-back in 1985 and 1986 after first winning the coveted trophy in 1979.The 1986 squad are holding a Reunion tomorrow Saturday, May 28th and they’d be delighted to see any of their old school friends on the day. They are playing a select team + guests from the College’s first All-Ireland Senior Soccer squad to win the All-Ireland in 1979, a team that included Eunan MacIntyre (Donegal All-Ireland U21 Medal winner & owner of Mac’s Mace), Colm McGonigle (Fanad Utd. & Finn Harps), Charlie Mulgrew (Donegal U21 & Senior All-Ireland winner) and Paul Carr (Donegal U21 & Senior All-Ireland winner).The game will take place at 3pm with a meal to follow in the Brewery Bar afterwards at 6pm followed by the Champions League Final at 7:45pm.They defeated Ard Scoil Rís from Limerick on May 11th in the 1986 final played at Belfield, UCD on penalties after the game finished 0-0 after extra time. The penalties were taken by Paul McGovern, Sean Reilly, Mickey McCarron and Joe O’Boyle. CJ McGinley was lined up for the fifth penalty that didn’t have to be taken after Ard Scoil Rís missed two of their four attempts.The team was captained by Packie Dunnion and included Andrew McGovern, Charlie McGinley and Sean Reilly who were all starters on the 1985 team as well. The rest of the starting 11 was: Danny Cunningham, Mickey McCarron, Enda O’Donnell, Joe Cannon, Paul McGovern, Joe O’Boyle and Gerard McBride. Other members of the panel were Ciaran “Duck” O’Donnell, Brian McGeehin, Declan O’Donnell, Benny Carr (RIP), Dessie Carroll, Kieran Blaney, Danny Quinn and Seamus Patton.The team was managed by Fanad native John Friel assisted by Eddie Harvey. Members of the 1985 squad are also welcome to come along and play. Players can contact Packie Dunnion on 087-770 2046 to confirm if they can make it.Below – Paul McGovern buries his penalty – while Packie Dunnion receives the winning trophy. ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE 1986 ALL-IRELAND SOCCER CHAMPS RE-UNITED THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 27th, 2016 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:1986REUNIONsoccerSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

Bakayoko delighted with improvement at AC Milan and feels he can get even better

first_img no dice BEST OF ADVICE Asked about how he had progressed, he told Milan TV: “In small steps, I took my time, I knew it would not be easy, but I think we have seen a very good Bakayoko in the last few games.“Now I can only improve. REVEALED Bakayoko struggled in his early days at AC Milan huge blow 3 shining Bakayoko plays a pass against Juventus Chelsea’s Tiemoue Bakayoko always believed he would find his feet on loan at AC Milan and reckons he can only get better after recent good performances.Manager Gennaro Gattuso was vocal about how poor the Frenchman was in the early stages of the season, when limited to just cameos. MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Meanwhile, Gazzetta dello Sport highlighted that in his last three games, Bakayoko has won more duels (26), more aerial duels (eight) and recovered more balls (24) than any of his teammates.And Bakayoko is proud of himself and his progression at the San Siro. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img 3 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury There was also speculation the midfielder would have his loan cut short given his disappointing displays.Now, though, after four starts in two weeks, the 24-year-old is finally proving how good he can be in the absence of Lucas Biglia, earning praise from his boss.“He deserved a night like this. Tactically and physically he was devastating. He seemed like a giant, especially in the first half. Also technically he didn’t do many mistakes, Gattuso said after the 3-2 win over Genoa at the end of October. REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 3 AC Milan star Tiemoue Bakayoko applauds the supporters Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Latest Football Stories Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars “I did not get stronger than a month ago, I was the same player you faced from the beginning, I just feel better in the team now, I store the tactical information more easily and I easily understand the position to keep in the field.“I feel safer than a few weeks ago, it’s true, I needed to play to and now I’m finally meshing.”last_img read more

CALLING ALL BIKERS – BLOODBIKE NW NEEDS YOU

first_imgCalling all motorbikes – Bloodbike Northwest are having a charity run this Easter Monday leaving the Frier’s Rest, Letterkenny at noon heading to the West of Donegal via Dungloe, Glenties , Killybegs finishing up in Donegal Town .Bloodbike Northwest is a voluntary bike service recency set up in Donegal by a group of bikers to provide a bike courier out of hour service to transport small packages ie blood , cat scan discs , breast milk between hospitals in the northwest this will save the HSE many thousands of euros . We hope to have over a hundred bikes so please come along and support.CALLING ALL BIKERS – BLOODBIKE NW NEEDS YOU was last modified: March 30th, 2013 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:Bloodbike NorthWestlast_img read more

Kisala to rebuild new Express squad at no cost

first_imgSome of the Express’s players from last season before a league game (File Photo)When did Express FC last sign a player at fee? Jogo your memory and tell me one.Whisper it, the red eagles have in the recent past garnered a reputation of feasting on rejects, misfits and deadwood from other clubs in the name of “new recruits” – a stark contrast to their halcyon days.A whilst they have an uncanny eye for a bargain too. And while newly appointed coach Kefa Kisala is beaming with optimism as he bids to reinstate normalcy at the sleeping giants, the club’s desolate transfer inactivity remains their prime Achilles heel, thanks to their well-documented financial woes.It is the reason as to why Kisala’s pre-season training kick-started with open trials with players who make the grade and impress likely to be retained.Kisala is restrained in the knowledge that as far as squad rebuilding goes, he is beginning from a clean slate.Surviving relegation had a knock-on effect on the squad with many protagonists expected to leave Wankulukuku. But Kisala said spending on player recruitment wasn’t a worry as he embarks on building a competitive squad, insisting that unearthing and developing talented players can compensate with spending excess fees on player recruitment.When asked if he expects any financial backing from his bosses on player transfers, Kisala, with the seriousness of an erection, replied ‘No’.“We don’t need to spend money on new players because they are many who want to join us with an ambition to play football not to get money from the club, Kisala talked glowingly of the selected players from the week long trails.“I am very impressed with the numbers that showed up and I am also happy with the quality they have exhibited.“Uganda is blessed with so much talent but our only problem is how talent is developed, brought up and put into use.“I have seen boys who have basics and I will only have to examine them more with some competitive friendlies.The former BUL FC coach has a tough job on his hand to ensure that the club doesn’t descend to the depths of despair they experienced last season, a feat that tainted the club’s illustrious legacy.“I believe we can finish in top 6 in my first campaign because this is a big club with a big history that should not be battling relegation.“We hope to achieve that and later look at bigger targets.Express narrowly escaped relegation last season, retaining their UPL status on the last day of the season thanks to a 1-0 win over Masavu FC in Bugonga.Comments Tags: Express FCkefa kisalalast_img read more