ATLANTA, Georgia: Reggae Boy Garath McCleary says big teams in world football should take note of Jamaica’s historic win over the United States at the Georgia Dome. The Jamaicans beat the United States of America (USA) for the first time, winning 2-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup football semi-final on Wednesday to qualify for the final for the first time. Strikers Darren Mattocks (31st) and Giles Barnes (36th) scored goals five minutes apart for Jamaica, while Michael Bradley scored for the United States at the 48th minute. “This team can go as far as we want, and I hope world football has really taken notice today. The US has beaten some really big teams in the past and no one expected it,” McCleary said of Jamaica’s win over the 34th-ranked Americans, who have won the Gold Cup on five of the 12 tournaments. “We’re in the final and anything is possible. If we dream it and we believe it, anything can happen,” he added. The Reggae Boyz, ranked 76 by FIFA, are now the first Caribbean country to qualify for the Gold Cup final. They had been to the semis twice: in 1993 when they placed joint third; and 1998 when Jamaica also created history by reaching the World Cup Finals for the first time. “Over the moon!” was McCleary’s first reaction to Wednesday’s win. “They had not lost for 26 games, we’d been underdogs from the very beginning when we first kicked the ball. Even people right at the top didn’t believe we’d get this far, but we’re here. – A.B.
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (CMC): West Indies stormed into the quarter-final of the Under-19 World Cup with a dramatic two-run win over Zimbabwe amid controversy over a disputed run-out at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong here yesterday. The Caribbean’s side victory stunned a crestfallen Zimbabwe and is being overshadowed by what is known as the “Mankad” controversy. Windies pacer Keemo Paul broke the stumps and appealed for a run-out against non-striker, Richard Ngarava, at the start of the final over of the innings. Ngarava, whose bat appeared to be on the line as the bails came off, was given out after the umpires referred the situation to video review. “Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties,” declared the West Indies captain, Shimron Hetmyer. “We’ve seen this in cricket before. It’s probably not in the spirit of the game, but we’re happy to have won.” A blazing half century from Shamar Springer and a destructive four-wicket haul from Alzarri Joseph highlighted the West Indies victory, which at one stage seemed beyond their reach. Springer top scored with 61 from 69 balls, smashing seven fours and two sixes as Zimbabwe, who chose to field, restricted West Indies to 226 for nine from 50 overs. Springer and Tevin Imlach, who scored 31, compiled 45 runs for the fourth wicket to help rebuild the innings, which slipped to 97 for the loss of three wickets. Imlach struck three fours in a patient and stubborn knock in which he also shared an opening stand of 42 with Gidron Pope, who gathered 30. A fiery spell from pacer Alzarri Joseph, four for 30, rocked the Zimbabwe top-order, reducing them to 97 for the loss of three wickets. However, opener Shaun Snyder with a top score of 52 and middle order batsmen Adam Keefe chimed in with 43 as Zimbabwe appeared to be coasting to their target nicely placed at 209 for six with five overs remaining. But when Springer returned to break a 62-run stand between Keefe and Wesley Madhevere in the 45th over the tide turned in favour of the West Indies. Springer, who picked up two for 16 and was named Man-of-the-Match, trapped Keefe lbw and then bowled Madhevere for 21, while Rugare Magarira was run out for a duck to leave the last pair needing 10 more for victory. The young Zimbabwe cricketers inched within three runs of victory, only to have their plans spoiled when Paul removed the bails. “We got so close, no comment about it. I don’t have anything to say right now,” said the Zimbabwe captain, Brandon Mavuta. “No comment.” Although the dismissal was within the rules of the game, departures of this kind tend to revive debate about sportsmanship. Mankadding was named after the Indian player Vinoo Mankad, who removed the bails to claim a run-out against a non-striker in Australia in 1947. Two years ago, Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake ran out Jos Buttler of England in similar fashion during a one-day international at Edgbaston. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES U19s G Pope lbw b Magarira 30 T Imlach† c †Murray b Madhevere 31 K Carty c †Murray b Madhevere 8 S Hetmyer* run out (Matigimu) 17 S Springer st †Murray b Ives 61 J Goolie run out (Mashinge/Magarira) 12 K Paul c & b Mavuta 14 M Frew lbw b Magarira 7 R John not out 16 A Joseph c & b Magarira 0 O Smith not out 16 Extras (lb 1, w 10, nb 3) 14 Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 226 Fall of wickets 1-42, 2-55 , 3-85, 4-130, 5-164 , 6-171 , 7-188 , 8-191, 9-191. Bowling: Ngarava 5-0-41-0 (3nb, 2w), Mashinge 5-0-26-0 (2w), Magarira 10-1-28-3 (1w), Madhevere 10-0-48-2, Matigimu 6-0-33-0, Mavuta 10-0-34-1 (4w), Ives 4-0-15-1. ZIMBABWE U19s Zimbabwe Under-19s innings (target: 227 runs from 50 overs) S Snyder lbw b Pope 52 B Sly b Joseph 5 R Murray† b Joseph 4 J Ives c Goolie b Frew 37 W Mashinge c †Imlach b Joseph 23 A Keefe lbw b Springer 43 B Mavuta* c †Imlach b Joseph 1 W Madhevere b Springer 21 K Matigimu not out 10 R Magarira run out (Hetmyer) 0 – R Ngarava not out 1 Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 14, nb 1) 27 Total (all out; 49 overs) 224 Fall of wickets 1-36, 2-46, 3-97, 4-143, 5-145, 6-147, 7-209 , 8-217, 9-217, 10-224. Bowling: Joseph 10-1-30-4 (1nb, 2w), John 3-0-22-0 (1w), Smith 3-0-24-0 (2w), Goolie 10-2-30-0(1w), Pope 8-0-38-1, Frew 5-0-20-1(1w), Paul 6-1-32-0(2w), Springer 4-0-16-2(1w). Result: West Indies U19s won by two runs. Points: West Indies Under 19s (two), Zimbabwe Under 19s (0) Man-of-the-Match: Alzarri Joseph Toss:Zimbabwe Under 19s Umpires: A Raza, P Jones.
Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina San Beda Red Lions. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda advanced to the championship round for the first time after denying University of Perpetual Help, 25-21, 25-15, 25-23, in the Final Four of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament on Friday.The Lady Red Spikers, though, nearly fought a longer battle after trailing 19-16 in the third set but managed to take control anew with a 23-21 lead off an error from the Lady Altas.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs Isabela students make facemasks, bake pastries for Taal eruption refugees SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Perpetual Help still tied the game at 23 after miscue from Ella Viray, before Sattriani Espiritu put San Beda at the match point with a booming quick kill and Jowie Albert Verzosa gave the winning-point as she sent the ball straight to the net.“This is a great feeling because all the hard work the team put into the tournament finally paid off,” said San Beda head coach Nemesio Gavino in Filipino. “I told the players to slug it out in the third set and I was confident that they can do it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Irving, Brown lead Celtics to OT win over Wizards Luka Doncic uncorks eight 3s to help Mavs fend off Blazers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Kendrick Nunn continues to shine as Heat torch Thunder View comments Grizzlies push streak to 7 wins after beating Cavs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ SPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I know my players’ attitude and they will give it their all no matter who the opponent is.”Nieza Viray poured in 16 points to lead all scorers for San Beda while skipper Cesca Raqraquin and Ella combined for 16 points. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Cindy Imbo and Clemente had nine points apiece to lead the Lady Altas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
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The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has lambasted Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan over his decision to release more than 90 prisoners, questioning whether this is a right decision to make in a society where crime isPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattanwreaking havoc and citizens live in fear of criminals.“Did this minister consider the ramifications of releasing 90 prisoners into a depressing economic environment where unemployment and hopelessness are on the increase?” the PPP questioned in a statement last night.“Worse yet, it is now public knowledge that Minister Ramjattan lied to the nation when he informed us that the prisoners whom he released were convicted of non-violent crimes and were scheduled to be released during this month and the first week in the month of August,” the PPP contended.That party has noted that information which is now in the public domain has debunked Minister Ramjattan’s assertion made in regard to those who have been released.The PPP has said it is now public knowledge that, apart from persons convicted of serious sexual offences and other violent crimes being released by this minister, repeat offenders with as much as 2 years left on their sentences have also been released.The Party contends that this “deliberate and gross deception alone” should be the basis for Minister Ramjattan’s resignation or dismissal, let alone the other abovementioned aggravating factors.“We await a response from the President,” the party has added.“As the dust from the debris of the Camp Street Prison inferno begins to settle, serious constitutional and legal issues are arising, which have grave public safety implications that will affect the lives and livelihoods of the citizens of our country.“We feel compelled to raise these issues, not only with the hope of eliciting answers and actions, but more importantly to give them public exposure, lest they are swept under the carpet of political propaganda,” the PPP stated.“Our Constitution is constructed upon the doctrine of Separation of Powers, which dictates that the grant of bail is an exclusively judicial act, which must begin and end within the four corners of the judiciary. Yet we have witnessed Minister Khemraj Ramjattan being reported in the press as saying that he instructed magistrates to grant bail to nearly two dozen prisoners.“This blatant violation of our Constitution strikes at the heart of our democracy. It lays the foundation for the highly dangerous precedent of the Executive instructing the Judiciary on any given matter in the interest of political expediency.”The PPP has said that if this travesty is not denounced in the strongest possible terms, it means that Guyana is rapidly travelling along the road to perdition.“Again, it exposes the authoritarianism of this administration, its natural instinct to subvert the rule of law, and (its) obsession with perverting the independence of our Judiciary”, the PPP has said.It is in the “face of tragedies that we need our laws, our Constitution and our important national institutions to hold firmest; not be manipulated, compromised and violated at the altar of political expedience and manifest governmental incompetence”, The PPP contends.According to the party, the discretion to grant bail is governed by established legal principles, such as whether the offence is bailable; the prevalence of the offence; the antecedents of the offender; whether the offender is a flight risk; and whether the offender, if granted bail, would commit any acts which would prejudice a fair trial, such as interfering with, or intimidating, witnesses.“It must be presumed that these factors were taken into account when bail was refused in the first place,” the PPP posited.“Were these the factors which influenced the grant of bail to these remanded prisoners? If so, these magistrates must be called upon to say what were the changed circumstances which allowed the grant of bail in accordance with very legal principles. If another reason was used as the basis for the grant of bail, then it is purely illegal.“The horrific reality is that anytime a person is refused bail and remanded to prison, there may now be a temptation to use fire as a basis to secure bail. Indeed, it is apparent that fire is already seen by prisoners as an effective vehicle to address their grievances. In fact, this strategy has yielded them great success over the last 2 years.Merely a few days after the Camp Street fires, fire erupted at Lusignan, as a protestation against garbage and flooding in the facilities where the prisoners were held. Again, it was rewarded with immediate success, as a clean-up campaign (was) started. The Leader of the Opposition has already warned against the dangers of this “moral-hazard” approach”, the PPP said.
Energeticcity.ca staff were on scene this morning of a fatal RCMP shooting near the farming community of Buick Creek. Below are several photos from the scene, where the investigation is underway. For more on this story, Click Here We hope to learn more about Wednesday’s shooting at a press conference later today. The photos below show the area the shooting and RCMP crews that remain on scene investigating the shooting. Below you will also find video from the scene.– Advertisement –
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A local teenager who was supposed to leave for Haiti in late January, to see the school she helped build with fundraising and connect with the people she’s helped along the way, had to stay here in Canada due to an unstable political situation in the country.Taylor DeVos, and her mother Cora, were scheduled to fly out of Edmonton with Taylor’s rep from World Vision. But as they were meeting him, members of World Vision on the ground in Haiti advised them via e-mail that now isn’t the best time to go.According to the Los Angeles Times, the election of Haiti’s new president has been delayed multiple times, and now President Michel Martelly is due to leave office on Feb. 7. Now, violent protests have become rampant, and elections have been stopped indefinitely — and it’s unclear if the country will have a leader after Martelly leaves.- Advertisement -Cora told Energetic City that they may try to come to Haiti instead in the end of March, or beginning of April.“After watching some of the videos on YouTube of what’s been happening, we’re really glad that we did (stay),” said Cora.In the meantime, while Taylor is disappointed to not head to Haiti right now after waiting so long. But as she says, “It’s not never, it’s just not right now!”Advertisement
William Carvalho is one of the hottest properties in world football this summer.Manchester United are reportedly interested in the Portugal midfielder, although Louis van Gaal’s arrival appears to have slowed their pursuit.London rivals Chelsea have also been credited with interest, but the arrival of Cesc Fabregas, along with a possible move for Sami Khedira, means they are likely to pass up the opportunity to buy the 22-year-old.Arsenal are the latest Premier League side to show interest, with Arsene Wenger keen to bring a tough-tackling midfielder to the Emirates.Watch William Carvalho’s best bits above and leave your comments on the World Cup starlet below
West Ham United hero Alvin Martin has told talkSPORT Slaven Bilic is the perfect man to replace Sam Allardyce as the club’s manager.Current boss Allardyce, 60, is expected to leave Upton Park at the end of the campaign when his contract expires, with the Croatian, along with ex-Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, linked with taking on the role.And Martin has thrown his weight behind former team-mate Bilic, insisting his excellent track record during his managerial career, despite a tough spell at Lokomotiv Moscow, proves he should be given the chance to return to Upton Park as head coach.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I wouldn’t rule Slaven out. He’s been round the game for a while now. He’s proved he could do it at international level and club level in difficult circumstances.“I know him. He’s a highly intelligent and highly motivated individual. I think he would be absolutely perfect for us [West Ham].“Slaven is the outstanding candidate for me.”