Paul Young happy for first Red Stripe Premier League win at Waterhouse since return

first_imgCoach of Waterhouse FC Paul Young is very elated with his first win in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) since he took charge late last year.Waterhouse won their first game in the last 11 matches following a 2-0 triumph against Humble Lion away at Effortville Community Centre in May Pen on Sunday.The win pushed Waterhouse out of the relegation zone for the first in a long time as they eased to 20 points, just one ahead of Tivoli Gardens and Rivoli United.”I’m very elated for the win as the team deserved the points. But we have a lot of work to do in the final stage of the preliminary round,” Young told The Gleaner.”We’ve beaten a top-four team, and that is good. It is a platform for us to move forward. The aim is to get as much points as possible in the remaining 11 games,” the former Reggae Boyz striker added.Although Waterhouse are not yet clear of relegation, Young says there is the possibility that they can make the last four and challenge for the title.”Well, if after six matches in the next round and we can challenge for the top four, we will give it a shot,” the former Wolmer’s Boys’ Manning Cup star reasoned.Waterhouse added some experienced players, as well as schoolboys, to the squad, and Young is impressed with the group.”We added veteran Kevin Lamey, Theo Brown, Weston Forrest, plus Manning, and daCosta Cup players such as Paul Young Jr, Kimarley Campbell, Dominic James, Dale Reid, Nicholas Nelson, and Akeem Chambers; and they are working hard for the team.”We have a good balance of youth and experience, so it is a work in progress. We need to continue winning games,” Young noted.Waterhouse will next tackle Montego Bay United in the RSPL on Sunday at Drewsland.last_img read more

Dennis and Davis impressive – Walcott

first_img Winning time The winning time was 23.07 seconds, 0.04 quicker than the old mark set by Anniesha McLaughln in 2001. The silver and bronze medal winners, Joanne Reid of St Jago High and Gabrielle Matthews of Hydel High, sped to times of 23.39 and 23.47 seconds respectively. “One race?” he marvelled, “Can you imagine that?” Dennis was no slouch either. In his 200m semi-final, he clocked 20.89 seconds and joined Jhevaughn Matherson and Christopher Taylor as the only boys to break 21 at Champs in the first year of Class Two eligibility. Reminded about his team’s absence from the Gibson-McCook Relays, he said: “When I look at it, the Champs results are what I hoped for, for the most part, so I have to say it was a good decision.” In addition to the Dennis double, STETHS won the Class One 400m through Stacy-Ann Williams and the classes one and three 800m finals courtesy of Ryan Butler and David Martin respectively. Even though an athlete he coached copped the only sprint double on the male side of Boys and Girls’ Championships last week, St Elizabeth Technical High coach Reynaldo Walcott was equally impressed with speed merchants from other schools. In that regard, he pinpointed the 200 metres running of Kevona Davis of Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School. He also believes the decision for STETHS to miss the prestigious Gibson-McCook Relays was the right one, I was told that Dennis is the first STETHS athlete to win the Class Two 100 metres since Mark Blake in 1992 and the first from the school to do the double since Carlos Samuels did a 100/200/400m triple in 1990, Walcott said, Dennis was calm and collected. “I must admit I’m very guilty of not allowing them to dwell on their performances,” he explained of his policy of not allowing his athletes to get carried away with success. Dennis dominated the 100 and 200m with fast times of 10.51 and 21.06 seconds. That doesn’t mean coach Walcott doesn’t rate the Dennis double highly. “It’s definitely historic for him,” he evaluated. “It’s historic for me as well but guess what,” he offered, “I see other persons making history around him, so I guess it is normal in the context of other history makers.” Speaking of Davis and her rivals in the Class Three 200m, he exulted: “I mean, I just watched a Class Three girl run 23.0 and could run 22 if she never slowed down to celebrate, and I just watched the second and third place girls run below 23.5 in that same race.”last_img read more

Serge Ibaka’s 3-pointer helps Raptors survive Wizards in double OT

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Serge Ibaka’s 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in the second overtime allowed the Raptors to survive and earn their fifth straight win, 140-138 over the Wizards on Sunday.“It shouldn’t come down to the last possession,” Kawhi Leonard said. “We need to close out games better.”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 ChrissLeonard, who played a season-high 45 minutes, led Toronto with 41 points and 11 rebounds.“Tonight he played like a superstar,” Ibaka said. “That’s how we need him to play and he did his job as a superstar. When we need him to step up and make big plays, he did them for us.” MOST READ Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi lead Barca to 3-0 win over Eibar to keep lead LATEST STORIES “We got lucky to get out of here with a win,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.Pascal Siakim scored 24 and had a career-high 19 rebounds for the Raptors.Otto Porter, who had 27 points, missed a 3-pointer with 6 seconds to play in the second OT.Trevor Ariza narrowly missed his second career triple-double. He had 23 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds before fouling out with 44.7 seconds left.TIP-INSRaptors: F/G C.J. Miles was out with a sore right hip. “Miles has been struggling,” Nurse said. “We tried to give him a go the other night. He still wasn’t quite right. We’re going to try and see if we can get him a little more squared away with what’s wrong with him. … G Fred VanVleet did not play because of a bruised left thigh. “Freddy took a big shot the other night late in the game,” Nurse said.Wizards: G Tomas Satoransky, who had his first career triple-double on Friday, had just four points on 2-for-13 shooting. … Beal missed eight of nine shots in the first quarter. … F Jeff Green was assessed a technical foul.LONDON CALLINGWashington will face the New York Knicks in London on Thursday.“We want to enjoy it,” coach Scott Brooks said. “We’re not going to be there where you’re just going to focus on basketball. We all have lives. We all want to live a fun life. Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka (9) shoots late in double overtime of an NBA basketball game against Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) and guard Tomas Satoransky (31), Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — The Toronto Raptors began with a rush. They scored the first nine points against the Washington Wizards, built a 19-point lead in the first quarter and went ahead by 23 in the second quarter.Near the end of the third quarter, Toronto still led by 17 points. Then Washington got hot and forced one overtime and then another.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Bradley Beal had his second triple-double of the season, collecting season highs of 43 points and 15 assists along with 10 rebounds. His 3-pointer with 20.4 seconds left in regulation tied it at 124 to force overtime. His jumper with 6.8 seconds to play in the first overtime tied it at 131.Beal joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with multiple games of 40 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in a season. Robertson had three such games in 1961-62.He didn’t have much to say about it, though, leaving the locker room before it opened to the media as the Wizards scrambled to make a flight to London for its next game.Washington never led until early in the second overtime.Leonard had 13 straight points in the fourth quarter and overtime. Toronto missed seven of nine from the field in the second OT and didn’t score for nearly 3½ minutes, but Washington could only push ahead by three points during that stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 “It’s a great time. It’s a players’ and coaches’ dream. You get to go to a cool city. We have some pretty cool things planned, some great sights to see, dinners to attend, some appearances to make. That’s part of being in the NBA. It’s a responsibility that we all have and we all share.”LIFE WITHOUT WALLWashington is getting used to playing without John Wall, who underwent season-ending left heel surgery on Jan. 8. The Wizards beat Philadelphia and Milwaukee, two of the East’s top teams, before narrowly losing to Toronto, which has the best record in the NBA.“We’ve got guys out, so we have to turn up the intensity defensively,” Porter said.UP NEXTRaptors: Visit Boston on Wednesday.Wizards: Play New York at The O2 in London on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

IMF Survey: Finance Ministers of Sub-Saharan Africa’s 3 Worst Economies Highlight Problems

first_imgFinance ministers from three fragile states in sub-Saharan Africa said their economies were struggling to get back on track.The ministers from Liberia, Central African Republic, and Madagascar told a news conference during the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings in Washington that the slow global economy is making recovery more difficult.Abdalla Kadre Assane, of the Central African Republic, said after almost three years of massive insecurity, the country lacks the resources required to stabilize its institutions ahead of general elections scheduled for August.Gervais Rokotoarimanana said Madagascar will be asking the IMF for funds under the Extended Credit Facility to help the country recover from the effects of a political crises that ended in January 2014.But the overriding issue was Ebola. “The disease ravaged our economy beyond imagination,” said Amara Konneh, Liberia’s Finance Minister.Konneh said Liberia had survived the crisis and the authorities hoped that the World Health Organization would declare the country Ebola-free by May 15. The devastation left by the disease, however, is overwhelming, he added.  “Our healthcare system collapsed.  We need to rebuild for resilience. We need to get the children back in school; we have more orphans, widows and widowers today than we ever had. So we’re redirecting spending and making hard decisions—but the demand is too high and our resources too little,” Konneh told the news conference.The Ebola crisis had also  isolated Liberia from the rest of the world, he continued; and had limited imports, exports and travel to the point where the government had to increase spending on goods and services “so the country would not collapse.”“It scared everybody away from us. So we’ve had to take some fiscal and monetary measures to maintain macro-economic stability.”Meanwhile, growth projections for the three countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic have been significantly marked down, and Konneh said the current state of the global economy— notably China’s slow down— isn’t helping get growth back to pre-crisis levels.“We want to go back, in the shortest period of time, from one to six percent growth.  So we will need to invest in activities that will diversify the economy.The Liberian Finance Minister also noted the declining commodity prices, such as iron ore, rubber, etc.,      driven by slow global growth, have caused the economy to suffer a lot.Assane and Rokotoarimanana said they, too, were worried about the impact of China’s slowing economy, not only because of the effect on commodity prices, but because China has been involved in infrastructural  improvement projects in both of their countries. Rokotoarimanana said they were looking forward to more Chinese investment in Madagascar, but those projects are now on hold.“China has built hospitals, and some cultural infrastructure, and we were hoping they would help us rebuild our road infrastructure”The three finance ministers agreed that infrastructural  investment is key to increasing economic growth. Konneh said the single most important hindrance to the region’s economic development is the lack of reliable and cheap electricity. They wouldn’t be so dependent on China buying raw materials, he said, if only they could start manufacturing products themselves.“We have commodities, but we cannot add value to them  because we don’t have electricity.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cadogan continues to excel in Solo U-19 league

first_imgTeenager Abosaide Cadogan is on a stellar streak as she continues to steer her team to victory in the Guyana Hockey Board’s developmental leagues.Abosaide Cadogan controlling the possession in her encounterThis time around, it was the Under-19 teams which put their skills to the test.After a scintillating matchup, in which she netted six goals to lead her team to a 6-0 win over Woodpecker Hikers, Cadogan returned with a similar zest to shine in yet another match.This time, in the Solo Girls Under-19 division, Cadogan’s team, the Bingo Spartans, completed an impressive team effort to thrash the GCC Her-ricanes. Starting the matchup on the attack from the first whistle, Alana Cheung was the first player to score a goal.Abosaide Cadogan came later to the party with four goals of her own. And as if to add salt to the wound, the Bingo Spartans produced another rain of goals when Sarah Klantky completed her hat-trick in the 25th, 27th and 37th minutes, whilst Paige Fernandes, Makeda Harding and Madison Fernandes contributed on a piece to the enormous 11-0 score, causing the Spartans to convincingly win the encounter.The other female match saw Saint Joseph coming up against Saint Stanislaus. Saint Joseph was the first team to get off the mark with a goal from Carolyn Deane early on in the 8th minute. However, Kizia Chinian fought hard to equalise for her Saints team in the next half.Despite playing their hearts out, neither team was able to edge past the other, leaving the score locked at 1-1 at the end of their allotted time.Over in the male category, Old Fort took on the Joseph Warriors in a scintillating back-and-forth game. The 4th minute saw the goal from Daniel Baldeo being recorded first for the Joseph Warriors. Joseph went up by another goal eight minutes later, and one minute after that, Nandalall Persaud got his cut of the pie. A goal from Old Fort came from Omar Hopkinson in the 20th, but Joseph Warriors were one step ahead, netting another soon after. Their fifth goal came from Brandon Abrahams.Despite, Rafael Robertson finding the back of the net for Old Fort in the 38th minute, it was not enough to match Joseph’s prowess in their 5-2 win.The other matchup saw North Ruimveldt Multilateral and Hikers being paired. Thanks to Shamere Garnette, North Ruimveldt were up by two by the second half, as the team continued to play a great hand at both offence and defence. Baraka Garnette and Tivesarid Garnette chipped in later on in the game to bring the score to 4-0, sealing the victory for North Ruimveldt.last_img read more

Turnover not so bad for Bruins

first_imgIn fact, Collison – 6-foot-1, 165-pound of energy and quickness – is having a better statistical season than Farmar did in helping UCLA to a 32-7 mark. “Last year I sat and watched a lot, so I knew he was a great player,” UCLA redshirt sophomore wing Josh Shipp said. “He would go against Jordan every day in practice and hold his own. I was never worried. We all knew what he could do. There was never a question that he could replace Jordan. I had no doubts. I saw it every day.” Statistically, Collison is averaging 13 points, 5.9 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 32 minutes per game. Farmar averaged 13.5 points, 5.1 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 30.4 minutes per game. Also, Collison is averaging 2.8 turnovers and shooting 52.5 percent from the field, including 50 percent (41 of 82) from 3-point range. Farmar turned the ball over 3.6 times per game and shot 41 percent from the field, including 33.3 percent (63 of 189) from beyond the arc. “I remember everybody asking a question about Darren going into the season,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “I never expressed any reservation. I thought he’d have a very good year, and he is. It’s not anything that’s unexpected. He played 19 minutes a game as a freshman.” Other factors must be looked at in comparing Collison’s and Farmar’s sophomore seasons, including a more mature and seasoned team surrounding Collison. Junior guard Arron Afflalo, UCLA’s leading scorer, is more mature and a better offensive player than he was last season, when he also led the Bruins in scoring, and Shipp, who sat out most of last season, takes some of the scoring pressure off Collison. UCLA also runs more this season, largely because of Collison’s willingness to push the tempo, and that creates more opportunities for assists and easy baskets. “Darren brings different things,” Afflalo said. “It’s not about his ability to do what Jordan did, because Jordan brought some different things, like leadership-wise. But Darren’s natural athleticism, which it seems he was just born with, he’s capable of putting our team in a different place.” Collison’s value to the Bruins was shown on a national level on each of the last two Saturdays. During a made-for-television game at West Virginia, the Bruins offense was out of rhythm and lacked composure at critical times as Collison sat on the bench, unable to play because of a sprained left shoulder. Then, last week at Arizona, Collison dazzled a CBS audience with 15 assists (one off the school record) and 17 points. He turned the ball over only twice in 35 minutes, and showed his quickness, speed and deft jump-shooting touch – despite his less-than-aesthetically pleasing motion by making 5 of 7 attempts from 3-point range. “I don’t think there’s a better point guard in America than Darren Collison,” Arizona coach Lute Olson said. “Collison is a great, great point guard. He gets in to the lane and he’s one of the toughest guys around to keep out of the lane because he’s so quick, plus he defends like crazy.” The next inevitable comparison centers on the NBA. Despite being advised by many people to return to UCLA, Farmar opted for the pros after his second season and was a late first-round pick of the Lakers. Sources said UCLA expects Collison to return next season, where he can play himself into the top half of the draft. “In the offseason there was nothing I could do about people doubting me,” Collison said. “There’s nothing I can do right now whether I’ll be back after this season.” As for the comparisons, Collison said there is only one way to measure it. “When I first came into the season, my goal was to get back in the national championship (game),” he said. “So I still haven’t accomplished anything yet.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Oh my gosh, it was killing me,” Collison, a sophomore from Etiwanda, said. “I knew what I could do. It was like they doubted me. I knew Jordan was good, himself, but I felt I could put that standard on myself.” Collison alleviated any concerns with his play early in the season, which included an MVP performance at the Maui Invitational, and has No. 4 UCLA on the precipice of a second straight Pacific-10 championship. The Bruins (24-3, 13-2 Pac- 10) can clinch at least a share of the conference title by defeating Stanford today at Pauley Pavilion and are in line to secure the West’s No. 1 seed in next month’s NCAA Tournament. Now, the only uncertainty regarding Collison’s play is whether UCLA is better with him at the point than they were last season, when Farmar helped the Bruins to the NCAA national championship game before losing to Florida. “They’re two different type of point guards,” UCLA sophomore power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute said. “There’s some things Jordan brings to the table that Darren doesn’t bring to the table, and (things) Darren brings to the table that Jordan didn’t have. It’s a different style of play. With Darren, we play a little bit faster.” Collison is a better defender, and quicker on offense, but scouts said Farmar ran the half-court offense better last season and was able to get off shots in tight space when the shot clock was winding down. center_img During an offseason of inquisitions about replacing Jordan Farmar as UCLA’s point guard, Darren Collison often smiled, than gave politically correct answers about being ready to prove his worth. Truth be told, though, the whole thing wore on him. last_img read more

United Way funds to target L.A. poor

first_imgHowever, the $16.5 million a year available for general disbursement will be spent only on anti-poverty programs. United Way officials said funding applications will be accepted beginning Thursday. “Some agencies that have been funded in the past may not get funded, some agencies that have been funded in the past will continue to be funded and some agencies that have never been funded will get funds,” said United Way spokeswoman Darcy Cobb. Buik said her organization has been working more closely with city and county officials, as well as those with the Los Angeles Unified School District, whose low-performing schools in low-income neighborhoods will also be a target of the United Way campaign. “Obviously, we’re not going to increase graduation rates by ourselves, so we do hope to partner with other groups,” Buik said. “But our new tool in our arsenal kit is addressing policy and seeking policy changes. “In the schools, we plan to focus on helping middle schools where Superintendent (David) Brewer wants to focus his attention.” Buik said United Way also will be working to help the estimated 88,000 homeless people who sleep on the streets of Los Angeles County every night. “We must treat the root causes of poverty,” Buik said. “The best way to help children out of poverty is to first help their parents get out of poverty. Everyone deserves a fair shot at a good education, a decent-paying job and a home, and we intend to do our part in providing the paths to get there.” Assemblyman Richard Alarc n, who represents the Northeast Valley and has been a longtime champion of the impoverished, said he welcomed the participation of United Way. “I want to applaud the United Way (in moving) away from that locked-in geographic approach to their funding and seeing that the geographic areas of need have changed,” said Alarc n, who served on the United Way board of directors while an aide to Mayor Tom Bradley in the last 1980s and early ’90s. “Their announcement is very welcomed and addresses the issues of the day.” Most studies indicate that the increase in poverty is linked to the recent wave of immigrants from Mexico and Central America, and the time it often takes for them to establish themselves in the U.S. According to a report issued last October by the Inter-American Development Bank, up to three-fifths of immigrant households earn less than $30,000 a year and are considered “working poor” or “lower middle class.” And the share of Latinos in poverty doubled from 12 percent in 1980 to 25 percent in 2004, experts say. Recent immigrants are faring even worse. Among those newly arrived from Mexico and Central America, the average monthly salary is $900 – far below the 2006 federal government poverty line of $20,000 annually for a family of four, or a little more than $1,600 a month. (818) 713-3761160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Poverty in Los Angeles, where the income gap is widening and the plight of the poor has intensified, will be targeted by a 10-year, multimillion-dollar campaign being announced today by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The nonprofit organization announced it will concentrate its discretionary funding on charities that serve impoverished residents, like those living in communities in the northeast San Fernando Valley. “One of four kids is living in poverty in Los Angeles, and that is unacceptable to me in one of the wealthiest regions of the country,” said Elise Buik, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Last year, the United Way received $47 million in donations, of which roughly two-thirds was earmarked by donors for specific programs and charities, Buik said. The United Way will continue to honor those requests. last_img read more

Griezmann hat-trick as Atletico trounce Sevilla

first_img0Shares0000Take that: Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa celebrates after giving his team the lead in Seville © AFP / Cristina QuiclerMADRID, Spain, Feb 26 – French striker Antoine Griezmann hit a hat-trick as Atletico Madrid thrashed Sevilla 5-2 on Sunday to cut the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona back to seven points.The result was also a boost for Manchester United, who face Sevilla in the Champions League last 16 second leg next month afer the two sides were locked 0-0 from the first game. “I’m very happy with the team’s work, but a little less happy that we conceded two goals,” said Griezmann.“It’s good that we have several forwards who score goals, but the most important thing is the three points.”Former Chelsea star Diego Costa grabbed the opener just before the half-hour mark after a farcical mix-up in the Sevilla defence.Goalkeeper Sergio Rico attempted to play a short ball to Ever Banega standing on the edge of the penalty area.However, his teammate dallied too long and predator Costa nipped in to steal the ball off the toe of the Argentine before confidently burying the opportunity.Sevilla had plenty of chances with Colombian striker Luis Muriel seeing Atletico keeper Jan Oblak deny him with a smart save.Three minutes from the break, Griezmann scored his first of the night when he danced between three defenders to score with a fierce right-footed drive past Rico.Griezmann made it 3-0 five minutes into the second half, converting his team’s first La Liga penalty of the season after Costa was brought down by Rico.Three of the best: Antoine Griezmann celebrates his hat-trick © AFP / Cristina QuiclerSevilla imploded with Koke making it 4-0 after more suicidal defending before Griezmann completed his hat-trick on 80 minutes, taking his Liga tally to 11 for the season.The home side salvaged a degree of pride when Pablo Sarabia and Nolito tucked away goals in the last five minutes.On Saturday, Luis Suarez hit a hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed neighbours Girona 6-1 while Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid in a 4-0 defeat of Alaves.Real are third, seven points behind Atletico and 14 back from Barcelona.Earlier on Sunday, Santi Mina scored both goals as Valencia defeated Real Sociedad 2-1 to stay firmly on course for the Champions League next season.The victory took fourth-placed Valencia to 49 points, just two behind Real and eight ahead of Villarreal in the race for spots in the continent’s top club competition.Valencia went ahead in the 34th minute with a Santi Mina header before Mikel Oyarzabal levelled with a powerful drive after 54 minutes.However, a mistake by Sociedad goalkeeper Tono Ramirez 13 minutes later allowed Mina to tuck away the second goal and ensure the three points against rivals who were eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday at the hands of Salzburg.– En-Nesyri’s rollercoaster –Athletic Bilbao came from a goal down to defeat rock-bottom Malaga 2-1 on a roller-coaster day for Moroccan international striker Youssef En-Nesyri.The 20-year-old gave Malaga a 12th minute lead, finishing off a cross from the right hand side.Markel Susaeta levelled five minutes later before a half-volley from Mikel San Jose secured the win for Athletic just before half-time.En-Nesryi then missed a penalty on the hour when his spot-kick was saved by Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.His frustrations then got the better of him when he was red-carded six minutes from time after picking up a second booking.Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo saved two penalties as his side beat Getafe 1-0 to consolidate their push for European football next season.Turkey international Enes Unal scored the only goal at El Madrigal after just three minutes and Asenjo preserved the lead by saving a first-half spot-kick from Angel Rodriguez.The 28-year-old then kept out a Jorge Molina penalty on 51 minutes to allow Villarreal to climb above Sevilla into fifth after halting a run of three league matches without a win.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chapa Dimba: Berlin FC start title defence with Almumtaz duel

first_img0Shares0000Chapa dimba: Berlin FC start title defence with Almumtaz duelNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 21 – Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom North Eastern region defending champions Berlin FC from Garissa will play Modogashe’s Almumtaz in the first semi-final of this weekend’s regional finals to be hosted at the Garissa University.Last year’s losing finalists from the region Al Ansar who hail from Wajir will be looking to go one better by winning their first regional final, but they will have to go past Mandera’s Admiral in the second semi-final. The winners from the two games will face each other in the final to be played on Sunday. The four semi-finalists emerged top from a group of over 40 teams that took part in the region’s grassroots matches.“The knock out stages were an exciting time for us as a team and we are happy to have qualified for the regional finals. It has not been easy coming this far as the teams we were facing were equally talented. As we approach the regional finals, we intend to continue the winning trend and hopefully be the North Eastern title holders for the second year running,” said Ahmed Mohamed, Coach, Berlin FC.In last year’s final, Berlin edged past Al-Ansar 4-3 in post-match penalties to be crowned winners and represented North Eastern in the national final.The champions also produced two players, Issa Minhaj and Khalid Yusuf, for the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom all-star team that travelled to Spain for a ten-day training camp with LaLiga coaches.The tournament will be held at the Garissa Teacher Training College with players taking part in life skills and mentorship clinics on Friday 22nd November before taking to the pitch the next day.The winning team will walk away with Sh200,000 and an opportunity to compete at the national finals set for June 2020. The losing finalists will pocket Sh100,000.0Shares0000(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Maureen Schaffer

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I lived on Newlin and Hadley when the earthquake visited Uptown Whittier. My boyfriend lived off of Mar Vista. There were many elderly tenants in my building and I was in my early 20s. We all came out and gathered in a circle and I led everyone in prayer. A few hours later CNN came in and filmed my apartment. All of my dishes had broken, my clothes came off of the clothes rack and furniture had come crashing down. One good thing is that within a week my boyfriend proposed to me and we were married six months later. Maybe he needed a good shaking to get him to pop the question. last_img read more