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first_imgBritish-USA Invitational St ElizabethSt Bess capped a fairy-tale season when they defeated defending champions Black Star 2-1 to win the Magnum/St Elizabeth FA Major League title.In the final hosted at St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) last weekend, St Bess rocked the champions early when Cleon Barrett score in fifth minute. They were, however, brought down to earth when Kareem Lewis scored four minutes later to equalise at 1-1.The score remained 1-1 until the half-time break to keep the sides’ fans on the edge.However, eight minutes after the resumption, Kirk Wanliss scored to give the St Bess team a 2-1 lead. It would remain that way as new champions were created.The occasion was historic as St Bess were competing in the Major League for the first season.On the other hand, it was a major disappointment for Black Star who had won the midseason title over Real Treasure Beach FC and also led on points for the duration of the preliminary round.Both teams will, however, represent the parish in the upcoming South Central Confed play-offs. Holland Police Youth Club secured third after a play-off with fellow beaten semi-finalist Real Treasure Beach FC. Both teams played to a 2-2 draw after regulation and extra time, but Holland prevailed 9-8 on penalties.Star Zone shine outclass Stone LoveStone Love International were no match for the British-USA Invitational football team as the former were trounced 4-0 in an exhibition game during the Jus Kool Promotions’ British Champions League one-day tournament at the Waterhouse Mini Stadium recently.Kevin Clarke scored a double strike, while Ben Bryan and Oliver Turbul completed the scoring for British-USA Invitational.In the opening game Duhaney Park Masters beat Waterhouse Masters 3-1.Meanwhile, Donovan ‘Chunky’ Hylton of Jus Kool Promotions said that he felt it necessary to rekindle people’s love for this football tournament in this community with its return after 10 years in the wilderness. He was pleased that Exclusiv Vodka, represented by brand executive Marlon Thompson, was on board. The event also featured music by the world-renowned Stone Love Movements, a fish fry and a fun day for the children.Dunbeholden, Bodles rule St CatherineDunbeholden and Bodles FC were both crowned champions of the St Catherine Football Association’s Major and Division One Leagues, respectively, at the Spanish Town Prison Oval last Sunday.Dunbeholden defeated Tru Juice 1-0 in a hard-fought final, as a first-half goal by Lorenzo Dubidad gave them the Major League title in the feature encounter of a double-header. In the opening game, captain Andre Dyce (10th minute penalty) and Donovan Wolfe’s 70th minute strike secured a 2-0 win for Bodles over Watson Grove.Jamaica Lacrosse seek help from overseasCalbert Hutchinson, president of the Jamaica Lacrosse Association, spent some time in Toronto, Canada, last week in strategic planning and idea sharing sessions with one of the all-time greats from the sport, John Tavares, a 19-time all-pro selection. Tavares, who played for the Buffalo Bandits, is the leading scorer in National Lacrosse League history.PFM International wins big in cricketThe spirit of defending champions Power of Faith Ministries International (PFM Int’l) were lifted after they shrugged off last week’s shock loss to Power of Faith Development (PFM Dev.) team, as they won by 135 runs over Faith Temple New Testament in their cricket match. Scores: PFM Int’l. 193-5; Peter Harrison 89 (nine 4s, six 6s), 45 deliveries; Junior Stewart 43. Anthony Richards 2-31. Faith Temple 58 all-out in 9.2 overs; Anthony Richards 23, Mario Walters 3-11. Marlon Hoilette 2-0 from 0.2 overs and Aston Canegan 2-21.In the opening game, Portmore Gospel Assembly (PGA) defeated PFM Dev. by 22 runs. Scores: PGA 130-5 – Damion Bryce 51 and Ralston Nelson 31. Jerome Herion 2-22 and Duvanne Mighty 2-23. In response, PFM were restricted to 108-5. Shannon King 24 and Dwight Burrell 26. Kimani Morgan 2-10.All four teams are on five points each. Game on this morning: PFM Int’l vs PGA at 10 a.m.St Bess FC rulecenter_img in Manchester Division One finalStar Zone prevailed 2-0 over Technical Strikers 2-0 to lift the 2016 Jamalco-sponsored Manchester Division One football title.In the final at Brooks Park, Star Zone secured promotion to next season’s Major League through goals from Geo Givans (14th minute) and Jermaine Robinson (90th).Both teams are relatively new to competition at the parish level. Remarkably, it was Star Zone’s debut season, while Technical Strikers were competing for the second year.Both teams can be promoted, but the Manchester FA reserves the right to make a final assessment re management structure and readiness.last_img read more

‘Tuffy’ focused on Waterhouse task

first_imgAgeing striker Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson is certainly not slowing down, but his heart is not set on representing the national men’s senior football team anymore.”My heart is not in that (representing Jamaica). Mi nah diss them, but I will just continue to do my thing in the Premier League and help to lift Waterhouse,” he disclosed.”There are a lot of things going on with the national team. Look at Craig Foster, leading scorer last season and was not given any game with the national. He is much younger than I am,” Anderson highlighted.The prolific goalscorer converted a double strike Waterhouse’s Red Stripe Premier League football game against lowly UWI FC last Sunday at Waterhouse Stadium.The home side won 3-0, led by goals from Anderson in the 38th and 81st minutes. Captain Damarley Samuels got the other goal (45th).That was Anderson’s third goal of the season, the same as Newton Sterling of reigning champions Arnett Gardens and Rafiek Thomas of Boys’ Town. They are one goal behind Dino Williams of Montego Bay United in the race for the individual award.”A just the work weh mi always try to put out. I try to stay healthy by eating good food. Everybody have to take care of their body, or it will break down. My job is to score goals,” the 36-year-old told The Gleaner about him maintaining tip-top condition.Going for recordsWhen further quizzed about his goalscoring prowess locally, Anderson responded: “Mr Chang (Carl) at Western Sports is always encouraging me to go after Roen Nelson’s record in the Premier League, so my aim is to score at least 30 goals.”Waterhouse started the season slowly and that has bothered Anderson.”Everywhere I go, at work and in the community, people asking me what is happening with the team, but I prefer to lose early as every team goes through a bad patch,” he said.He also said the team has attracted some new players and it will take a time for them to blend.”Look at Arnett, they won the Premier League last year and are in fifth place now. And overseas, Chelsea won the English League, but are struggling this season. However, good teams must find a way to come back,” Anderson reasoned.Anderson first represented Waterhouse in 2008 and has scored 76 times in over 100 appearances. Before that, he played at other local clubs – Village United, Seba United (now Montego Bay United) and Wadadah FC.He also had a short stint at CD Aguila in El Salvador last year.last_img read more

U10 Boys Soccer team back home from weekend action in Grande Prairie

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Boys U10 Strikers Soccer team was in action in Grande Prairie over the weekend.The team was playing the U12 Girls team in what was a very close match until the final stretch when the girls pulled away with a 12-6 win.At this point there are no scheduled dates at home for the team as a lack of space is the main reason for no home games or tournaments.- Advertisement –last_img

Fort St John Killbillies in Edmonton over weekend for Roller Derby

first_imgThe Killbillies are now off for the season and will be back for a few weeks in September for the Fall Brawl.For more information on the Killbillies, you can visit the Energetic City Roller Derby Association’s Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Killbillies were in Edmonton for a roller derby, on Saturday, as they took on the Oil City Rollergirls and the Berzerkers.In game one, with the Oil City Rollergirls, it was a very close game throughout, but in the jam, the Rollergirls would end up taking the lead and the game 157 to 156 over the Killbillies.MVP’s for the game, from the Killbillies, were Sparky, Boom Boom Bethy, Mitzzz, and Frightening MC-Queen.- Advertisement -Then in game two, with tired legs and full hearts, the Killbillies wrapped up the derby with a hard-fought game against the Berzerkers.Despite best efforts, the Bezerkers would take the win.Jennacide earned the title of Most Valuable Blocker and Sparky took the title of Most Valuable Jammer.Advertisementlast_img read more

RACHEL TO FULFILL HER DREAM ON THE CATWALK!

first_imgIt may be just one of the many fashion shows which take pace across Donegal each week.But for one young girl, the Newtowncunningham Community Development Initiative’s annual charity event tonight in the Mt Errigal Hotel Letterkenny will be a very special one.Thirteen year old Rachel Doherty from Porthall, Lifford is delighted to have the opportunity to model at this event and modelling has always been a dream of her’s. She can’t wait for the night to arrive and is both nervous and excited. The Deele College student also has a condition known as Muscular Dystrophy. There is no cure for muscular dystrophy but there have been huge advances in increasing the quality of life for people with the condition and scientists around the world are working hard to develop new treatments.Rachel is a determined and inspiring young lady and enjoys life to the full despite her condition.Rachel was recently asked if she could make 3 wishes what would they be and one wish at the forefront of her mind was to be a model and NCDI are thrilled to have Rachel model in the fashion show and make that wish come true.Rachel will be modelling the fantastic designs from Tokyo Boutique in Letterkenny and we are sure she will be a shining star on the night. Noel Cunningham will compere & entertainment with “Mad Marcus”. Loads of local models and great fashions.Tickets €10 pay at the door.EndsRACHEL TO FULFILL HER DREAM ON THE CATWALK! was last modified: October 12th, 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:LiffordNewtowncunningam Community Development InitiativeRachel Dohertylast_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: INISHOWEN MOTORS SEEKING TO RECRUIT TALENTED INDIVIDUALS ‘DRIVEN’ TO SUCCEED

first_imgIf you’re mad about motors, then apply to join the Inishowen Motors team today.Inishowen Motors in Letterkenny are seeking to recruit talented and determined individuals to become part of their dynamic and innovative team.There are currently three vacancies available including one for an experienced car mechanic.The Letterkenny dealership is also recruiting a vehicle sales administrator, whose remit is to assist the dealership in a hands–on way, including valeting cars and supporting the sales team. The third position is for a talented and hardworking salesman with a strong track record in sales. CV’s should be sent in confidence to servicelk@inishowenmotors.ie and the closing date for applications is Friday, 6th February 2015.Inishowen Motors has two dealerships in Donegal: one in Malin and one just outside Letterkenny, in Drumkeen.The business is owned and run by the McLaughlin family and has been in operation for 44 years with two and three generations of customers.Known for offering the best choice of top quality affordable vehicles, Inishowen Motors serves the whole county, as well as the wider northwest region. Throughout January, Inishowen Motors continues to run its ‘Nissan Scrappage €4,000’ deal, where customers who trade in their old car receive a guaranteed minimum of €4,000 towards a brand new Nissan Pulsar, Juke, Micra or Note.Inishowen Motors is the only Nissan dealer in Donegal or Sligo and people from across the northwest have visited the dealership this month to take advantage of the value on offer.Customers who use the trade in worth €4,000 as a deposit for Nissan GO PCP, can have a new Nissan Micra for just €239.48 per month.Or, they can drive away in a Nissan Note for €255.74 per month, a Nissan Juke for €316.45 per month, or a Nissan Pulsar for just €331.69 per month.The ‘Nissan Scrappage €4,000’ deal is only available until 31st January, 2015 and terms and conditions apply* Nissan was among the top five selling makes of cars in Ireland last year. The 151 Nissan range offers customers lower running costs, with the latest technologies and safety innovations.Nissan vehicles are always under manufacturer’s warranty and come with 24 hour roadside assistance, giving owners greater peace of mind.Added benefits of availing of the ‘Nissan Scrappage €4,000’ deal include avoiding the hassle of an NCT and lower Co2 emissions, which means lower road tax.For the past decade, Inishowen Motors has also been an agent for KIA, a partnership that delivered the famous 7 year warranty commitment for top quality low cost vehicles. As well as new and used car sales, Inishowen Motors offers a range of services including car repair and service, car sourcing, valeting, fleet hire and commercial van, domestic or corporate car rental.For more details visit www.inishowenmotors.ie or contact Seamus McLaughlin, Inishowen Motors, Letterkenny, on 074 91 34567 or email info@inishowenmotors.ieJOB VACANCIES: INISHOWEN MOTORS SEEKING TO RECRUIT TALENTED INDIVIDUALS ‘DRIVEN’ TO SUCCEED was last modified: January 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessInishowen MotorsJob Vacanciesjobsnewslast_img read more

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE RADISSON BLU LETTERKENNY

first_imgJOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE RADISSON BLU LETTERKENNY was last modified: April 11th, 2015 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:donegaljobsRadisson blu LetterkennyVacancylast_img

New comers Paidah, Ndejje register maiden victories in top flight

first_img Tags: Mbarara Cityndejje universitypaidah black angelspolice fcStarTimes Uganda Premier League Ndejje (blue and yellow) have won one and lost the other of their two games in the top flight (Photo by Ndejje media)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueWednesday, 03-10-2018–Paidah Black Angels 2-1 Police FC-Ndejje University 1-0 Mbarara CityStartTimes Uganda Premier League newcomers Paidha Black Angels came from a goal down to defeat Police FC 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon.Police who had lost their league opener to BUL FC with the identical score line last Saturday started brightly, taking the lead through midfielder Ashraf Mugume on 27 minutes.Paidah pressed for a leveler before the halftime and successfully got it through former Proline forward Andrew Kidega who converted from the spot with only two minutes of the half to play.Veteran striker Yuda Mugalu then put the home side in the lead with 24 minutes of the 90 to play, finishing off from a Cromwell Rwothomio delivery.The result means Paidah register their first victory of the season having lost 2-0 to URA in their maiden encounter last Friday.Victory elevates Paidha to the 9th place while Police sits 14th with no point garnered after 2 games.Police will play against Express in their next league fixture on Tuesday 16th at Lugogo while Paidha Black Angels will travel to Jinja to take on BUL FC on the same day.In Luwero, another league debutant-Ndejje University also kick-started their season with a 1-0 victory over troubled Mbarara City.Sam Matovu scored the only goal of the game with a 17th-minute strike that proved too much for the visitors.Mbarara who were denied a chance to start their season on Friday after they failed to present a home ground sit 13th on the log with no points from one game.For Ndejje who lost their maiden bow 1-0 to defending champions Vipers SC at Kitende last week, move to 8th on the log with three points.Mbarara’s postponed fixture at home to Express will be played on Sunday at the Kavumba Recreation Center.The other games on Wednesday:-SC Villa 0-1 Onduparaka-Nyamityobora 2-3 Bright StarsComments last_img read more

Revolving door behind Buster Posey continues for Giants

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants continued to tinker with the Buster Posey support group Monday, claiming catcher Tom Murphy off waivers from the Colorado Rockies in advance of their Bay Bridge Series game against the Athletics.Murphy, 28, is the second catcher the Giants added in two days, coming after a trade for Erik Kratz from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league infielder C.J. Hinojosa.Aramis Garcia, who was Posey’s backup only a few days ago, was optioned to Triple-A …last_img

First golf estate for Soweto

first_img2 August 2007It’s over a century old and the most populous black residential area in South Africa, but Soweto, whose past residents include Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, has never been able to boast a world class golf course. That is set to change with the building of a golf course and estate, designed by South Africa’s Sportsman of the Twentieth Century, Gary Player.Work on the course is expected to start later this year. It will cover 90ha and be built on land donated by Sasol.Situated between Pimville and Goudkoppies, the cost of construction will be R60-million. A development deal has been struck between the City of Johannesburg and Tiyani, a consortium consisting of Investec, Standard Bank and Shanduka.Residential golf estateThe project manager of the Johannesburg Property Company (JPC), Alan Dinnie, who manages Johannesburg’s property portfolio, says the course will form part of a residential golf estate that consists of 238 units.He explained: “The golf course will be an 18-hole Gary Player signature PGA tournament standard golf course that will be capable of hosting international golf tournaments. (It will have) a club house built to PGA standards, a driving range and a golf academy.”The academy, which will be operated by the South Africa Golf Development Board, will work at improving golf in Soweto. People from disadvantaged backgrounds will be offered subsidised coaching.Retail and office plotsIn addition to the golf course and the residential estate, four retail and office plots have been set aside. They will be available for development by public tender once work on the course starts, says Dinnie.Johannesburg already has ambitious plans for the upgrading of Huddle Park, a mixed-use development managed by Tiyani. A R3-billion plan includes upgrading the existing golf course into a commercial component that consists of an 800-unit upmarket golf estate with an associated 32 000m² mixed-use retail centre, a private Gary Player signature golf course, and a “world-class” walking trail.The plan further includes the development of two new standard public golf courses elsewhere in the city.Dinnie says the new Soweto Golf Course depends on the upgrading of Huddle Park.HousingIn 2005, the City of Johannesburg and the Gauteng province found that the existing Soweto Golf Course had to be moved to provide much-needed land for housing in Kliptown. Two phases were adopted to make the move.The first phase was a short-term relocation, which involved the modification of four holes, thus releasing a portion of land for social housing development on the western edge of the course.That phase was completed in 2005 and the construction of houses has since begun. The second, long term, phase involves the complete relocation of the golf course.Talks were held between the community and the Soweto Golf Club, resulting in an agreement that the course would be relocated, but the existing course would not be turned into housing before the new course was ready for play.Playable by December 2008According to Dinnie, “The golf course is expected to be playable by December 2008, if the development starts later this year.“The golf course will be managed, maintained and operated by SATour and the SAGDB, under a lease agreement that ensures public access to the course.”He also said the Tiyani Consortium will build another course, on Mia Trust land, north of Johannesburg. It will be similar to the new Soweto Golf Course and will cater for under-privileged communities.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more