UWI FC test for Tivoli

first_imgThe improving quality of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is set to continue in that vein with five enticing matches on today and one tomorrow.Former champions Tivoli Gardens, who had a change of coach recently, will test their chances of survival when they host the promoted UWI FC at the Edward Seaga Complex. Tenth place Tivoli Gardens, with a match in hand against Rivoli, are reeling, having lost their past three matches and four of their last five, with the fifth being a draw.The UWI FC team, on the other hand, have looked more stable, recording only one loss in the last five games, with the other results being two wins and two draws. Based on their record, UWI FC should be fancied to get the better of Tivoli Gardens, but with their league pedigree and the possible effects of the change, the home team could come out on top. two lossesNinth-placed Reno have an identical record to Tivoli Gardens for the last five games, losing four and drawing one. This has seen them slide steadily down the table. Eighth-placed Boys’ Town have won two in their last five, but interestingly, have two losses and one draw in their last three games, suggesting that they have not been boosted by the opening of the transfer window.Anything but a win for either team could see them lose even more confidence and get drawn deeper into the battle for survival, which is becoming more real for teams in the bottom half of the table.Third-placed Montego Bay United were looking pretty until they ran into defending champions Arnett Gardens away from home on Sunday last. That encounter gave them their only loss in their last five games. That result was followed by a 0-0 draw with the bottom-of-the-table but improving Waterhouse. Today, they have the opportunity to turn that around when they host 11th-placed Rivoli United at Wespow Park.Home support should lift Montego Bay United, but the fighting spirit of Rivoli cannot be ruled out despite their lowly position. The Spanish Town-based team has been nothing but consistent in their last five games, registering all draws. In their last game, they took the lead against Arnett Gardens and held on for a 1-1 scoreline even though they had a player.The battle of the east between Harbour View and the rejuvenated Cavalier should be interesting.”I am really looking forward to the game. Cavalier are in good form and, based on the performance that I saw from my team in the week, I am hopeful that we will get a good performance from my team,” Harbour View coach Ludlow Bernard said ahead of this evening’s clash.very optimistic”Jorginho James and Kevaughn Frater are available for the game and, with the squad bolstered by their presence, we are very optimistic about our chances against a good Cavalier team,” he added, expecting the duo to add quality to the work of John-Ross Edwards, Nicholas Beckett, Montrose Phinn and Rosario Harriott.David Laylor, a member of the Cavalier coaching staff, is similarly optimistic about his team’s chances.”We are expecting it to be a hard one. Harbour View have championship quality. They play good football and we expect it to be a good game, but we have been scoring freely of late and this scoring form definitely gives an edge. It is a plus,” said Laylor.Laylor’s optimism could be based on the fact that only leaders Portmore United have a better win record than his team over the last four games. Portmore have won their last four while Cavalier won their last three, with the other being a draw.”The guys are confident coming off a few wins and scoring, which we were not doing a lot of before, but Cleon Price, Jason Watson and Sulae McCalla have come in and done well,” Laylor further explained.Today’s games:n 6:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Cavalier – Harbour View Stadiumn 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Waterhouse – Effortville Community Centren 3 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Rivoli United – Wespow Parkn 3 p.m: Reno vs Boys’ Town – Frome Complexn 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs UWI FC – Edward Seaga ComplexTomorrow’s game:n 8:40 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Portmore United – Anthony Spaulding ComplexPoints standing P W D L GF GA GD PtsPortmore 21 13 4 4 26 15 11 43Arnett 21 12 3 6 32 18 14 39MoBay U 21 10 8 3 32 13 19 38H’Lion 21 8 8 5 18 15 3 32H.View 21 6 9 6 20 21 -1 27Cavalier SC 21 7 6 8 17 18 -1 27UWI FC 21 7 6 8 23 29 -6 27Boys’ Town 21 7 5 9 22 29 -7 26Reno 21 5 8 8 19 29 -10 23Tivoli 20 5 4 11 23 29 -6 19Rivoli 20 4 7 9 20 26 -6 19W’house 21 3 8 10 18 28 -10 17last_img read more

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LNP Vows to Restrict Entertainment Centers, Others If…

first_imgThe Inspector General of Police, C. Clearance Massaquoi, has promised entertainment centers and other local businesses that the Liberia National Police will begin shortly to enforce the 6:00 p.m. restriction on these business entities in the country.The Police IG made the assertion recently at the launch of a 60-day Check-Point Feeding Initiative which was initiated by a Liberian owned catering firm, called Bam Caterers.According to Col. Massaquoi, these business houses,  especially entertainment centers and video clubs,  should be shut down by 6:00 p.m. in order to avoid the crowdedness, because health workers keep saying Ebola can be contracted through physical contact of the human body.“We are warning these entertainment and video club operators in Monrovia and its environs to immediately shut down their businesses by 6:00 p.m.  Failure to do so will lead us to close them down,” Col. Massaquoi declared.The Police Boss said that the restraint placed on video clubs and entertainment centers has not been lifted, stressing that the curfew was only adjusted on the movement of people but not these business entities.Director Massaquoi asserted that the measures are part of Government’s efforts to fight against the deadly Ebola Virus which is claiming more lives in the country.“We will go after all of you who have chosen to violate the restriction. The LNP will not relent in shutting down video clubs and entertainment centers that are in the constant habit of violating measures intended to protect the safety of the state and its people,” Police Boss added.IG Massaquoi used the occasion to commend the leadership and officers of BAM CATERERS for their  initiative.He underscored the need for Liberian-owned companies to  contribute towards the fight against Ebola.For her part, Madam Barbara Vah Ogunti, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of BAM Caterers, called on Liberian-own businesses to join in the fight by providing additional support to institutions that are helping to stop the further spread of the disease.The Bam Caterers boss said the 60-day feeding initiative is intended to feed officers of various check-points during the curfew hours in the country. “Bam Caterers take this time to identify with the Liberia National Police (LNP) as they are one of the front-liners in the fight against the Ebola Virus. For the next sixty nights BAM Caterers will provide free doughnuts, eggs, sausages, hot coffee and tea to the various check points around Monrovia,” Madam Ogunti stated.She lauded the efforts of the leadership of the Liberia National Police and others who are fighting the virus.Police officers are on duty at night and need to be supported in their endeavors, she said.She called on Liberians to use II Chronicles 7:14 as a prayer point as the country seeks the face of God in the fight against the Ebola Virus.Meanwhile, in counter reaction to Director Massaquoi’s statement, several entertainment and video club operators said they are appealing to government to shut down their business houses by 8:00 p.m. latest, because closing businesses by 6 p.m. would adversely affects them. “Yes, Ebola is killing our people and we do agree, but our children need to eat and it is only this business that some of us are depending on,” one entertainment center owner noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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PME of woman reportedly strangled by ex-lover for Wednesday

first_img…family uncertain of cause of deathThe post-mortem examination on the woman who is suspected to have been strangled to death by her ex-lover, whom she reportedly caught in bed with another woman on Friday, will be conducted on Wednesday.The woman, 32-year-old Rosemary Rudder of Eccles Old Road, East Bank Demerara, was reportedly strangled by the 39-year-old bus driver in his Westminster, West Bank Demerara home.Her relatives are uncertain how Rudder met her demise, and would speak only after the PME has been conducted.Prior to her death, Rudder allegedly found her ex with the woman, and a heated argument ensued between the two.The argument escalated, and the two began to fight. During the fight, Rudder fell to the ground motionless.The minibus driver is reported to have told the La Grange Police Station what had occurred. Ranks of the said station went to the house, and Rudder’s lifeless body was found. She was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where she was pronounced dead on arrival.The bus driver was immediately arrested and taken into Police custody.In 2006, the now dead woman’s brother, Fenton Rudder, and grandmother, Hannah Cameron, along with a third person, David Brummel, were shot and killed after gunmen invaded their home at Agricola, Greater Georgetown. After shooting the trio dead, the gunmen had set the house on fire.last_img read more

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Gangs go on rampage, create havoc in Sophia

first_img…leaving 1 critical, 3 houses burnt to the groundBy Ashraf DabieThe community of ‘B’ Field Sophia, Georgetown was on Sunday swept in an uproar as an early morning altercation involving two known rivals quickly erupted into total chaos. This was as threats exchanged between the duo became violent, leaving one now nursing severe stab wounds at the Georgetown Public Hospital, while the other is said to be on the run from members of a vicious gang who left behind a trail of houses which were burnt to the ground.This dilemma was unearthed as the Guyana Times on Sunday launched an investigation into a fire, reports of which were circulating via social media, only to discover that that incident was among a string of catastrophic events which took place within the area, all leading back to the stabbing.The house of Jermaine Anthony engulfed in flamesThe remains of the first house to be burnt on the damSmoke still emanating from the ashes of the second house to be burnt on the damJermaine Anthony and family at the Police Station after being left homelessInjured and homeless: Dexter FordeAccording to information reaching this publication, 29-year-old Alvano Williams, a conductor, was, at around 8:30hrs yesterday, escorting his girlfriend out onto the Dennis Street main roadway in Sophia when he ran into an existing enemy, who was only identified as Troy.Williams and Troy then allegedly kicked up a storm over an ongoing dispute, rumoured to be revolving around a woman whom they are both claiming as theirs. The two approached each other with an exchange of threating language, resulting in them wielding weapons at each other.The conductor was then stabbed in his back and to his shoulder with the use of a long iron object, causing him to fall to the ground. Troy, in taking advantage of the injured man, further chopped the 29-year-old to his head and about his body.It was then that an angry mob rushed to the aid of Williams, forcing the suspect to flee the scene and go into hiding. However, this was only after the injured man attempted to fire back at Troy with a knife but failed, as it was alleged that another young man (name given) managed to seize the weapon.Police officers subsequently arrived at the location of the commotion and were forced to fire a shot in an attempt to quell the raging mob. However, this was to no avail, as the mobsters even continued to attack a number of individuals who were taken away from the scene and detained in the vehicle by the ranks.Meanwhile, this newspaper understands that in an attempt to seek retribution for the harm done to the conductor, the gang, infamous for the murder of another resident sometime last year, thereafter went on a rampage in search of the missing suspect.In doing so, the group, which is said to be led by a woman (named) proceeded to the home of the missing man, who was residing in a shack erected on government reserves opposite B Field, Sophia. After their search proved to be in vain, the gang then set the shack on fire.As they continued on, while acting on suspicion that Troy may be seeking refuge at the home of a friend, the gang them moved in on another house further up the dam and set that building ablaze as well. In fact, the ring leader was calling for the entire dam to go up in flames, which left residents pleading for their homes to be saved. As if that was not enough, the mobsters then reportedly turned their attention to the young man who took the knife away from Williams, claiming that he was somehow involved and is withholding information regarding the whereabouts of Troy. This young man was then chased up the road by the group, carrying cutlasses, and they eventually made their way to the home of the young man with the intention of burning it down as they had just done to houses.Alerted to the impending doom of their home, the young man’s stepfather quickly awakened his spouse, who was at the time asleep in the building, and both managed to escape before their home was set on fire.All the while, scores of residents lined the corners of the roadways while the mobsters stormed the streets, carrying weapons and leaving trails of destruction as they go.When the Guyana Times visited the scene of the incident, those residing within the area were tight-lipped about what had transpired, with most offering a well-thought-out response, saying, “I was not at home.”However, this newspaper visited the home of the injured conductor, and both Williams’s mother and girlfriend indicated that they were uncertain that there is a link between the stabbing and the fires.Nevertheless, reporters caught up with some of the victims of the rampage while assisting with investigations at the Turkeyen Police Station. It was they who confirmed the information relayed by the few residents who were willing to speak.In fact, the young man’s family outlined their plight, given that they are now homeless following the incident. The trio noted that they have no one to rely on, and have lost all possessions, including a hard earned sum of $80,000 in the fire.Moreover, another victim of the destruction was seen nursing injuries to the eye after allegedly being attacked by the mobsters.Williams is still hospitalised at the Georgetown medical institution, and is said to be in a critical state. It is still unconfirmed whether he has any direct connections to the gang. However, investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

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Kwizera scores late as Rayon hold Gor Mahia

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward Ephraim Guikan controls the ball under pressure from a Rayon Sport defender during their CECAFA Kagame Cup game at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on July 1, 2018NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 1- Skipper Pierre Kwizera scored in the 89th minute as Rwandese champions Rayon Sport rallied from two goals down to hold record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia to a 2-2 draw in their opening game of the CECAFA Kagame Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Sunday.K’Ogalo looked to be on their way to victory after Jacques Tuyisenge and Humphrey Mieno scored in the first half both off Ephraim Guikan assists, but the Rwandese champions came off better in the second half and rallied for a point. Malian forward Ismaila Diarra pulled one back from the penalty spot before Kwizera popped up with the equalizer just a minute to full time.Head coach Dylan kerr fielded his strongest squad for the tie, only switching in defense where Charles Momanyi started ahead of Joash Onyango while at right back, Innocent Wafula was preferred for Philemon Otieno who was rested.-Gukian assistsEphraim Guikan, handed the duty of filling the boots left by Meddie Kagere who left the club for Tanzania’s Simba showed he is just about doing that when he laid in the assist for the opener.His good work on the ball saw him earn space and slice a low cross which was duly tapped home by Tuyisenge. He created the second goal in same fashion, this time Mieno doing the duty of directing the ball on target.However, Gor seemed to have faded off in the second half and the Rwandese took advantage, Diarra who had missed an open chance in the first half scoring from the spot after Mieno’s handball in the 63rd minute.They kept on the pressure and it bore fruit in the sunset minutes of the game when Kwizera finished off an assist from Kevin Muhire to share the spoils.Gor must now win their second group match on Tuesday against Burundi’s Lydia Ludic to keep their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages alive.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Chelsea’s key man ‘ready to return’ for Champions League showdown, insists Mourinho

first_img1 Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic battles against PSG Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed Nemanja Matic is ready to come straight back into the Blues team for Wednesday’s Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain.The Serbian has sat out of the Premier League side’s last two games through suspension, and then suffered a slight injury to his ankle while celebrating the club’s League Cup final triumph.Matic missed that game but changed from his club suit into full kit to join his team-mates on the pitch and celebrate the Blues’ win over London rivals Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.But Mourinho has revealed the midfielder, who has been a key man for the top flight leaders this season, has recovered from the problem in time for their crucial last-16 tie.“We’re happy that he’s back. He’s fit to play,” said the boss.“No problem with his injury, but no football for a couple of weeks and no training too because he was really injured.“He’s ready to play and he’s going to play.”Mourinho joked with the Serbian, who sat next to his manager in Tuesday evening’s pre-match press conference, he would not be playing after wins versus Spurs and in the Premier League against West Ham.He added:”I told him that we won two very important matches without him. Maybe he’s not so important. He was laughing.“It’s also the reality that he’s very important for us.”Mourinho also admitted PSG are the most aggressive side Chelsea have played this season, following their frustrating 1-1 first-leg draw in the French capital three weeks ago.The manager believes the expensively-assembled Ligue One champions were more aggressive than League Two Shrewsbury, League One Bradford and all the other sides Chelsea have played this term.“With players of such quality I was expecting more football and less aggression,” he said.“I thought an English team would never be surprised by aggression. In that game I was surprised, because a team with fantastic players was a team with the record of fouls, was the team that was making foul after foul, was the team that stopped [Eden] Hazard with fouls all the time.”last_img read more

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SUPERFAN CHARLES’ RACE AGAINST TIME FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL TICKET

first_imgCharles Boyle and Pat O’Donnell before they set off on their long sojourn to witness Donegal defeating Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: Donegal ‘Superfan’ Charles Boyle is in a race against time to secure a coveted ticket to the All-Ireland final against Kerry.Charles travelled a staggering 16,738km from Australia for the semi-final clash with Dublin.And when Jim McGuinness’ men toppled the Dubs, the Carrickfin man vowed to stay on for the final on September 21st. Charles outside Croke Park before the All-Ireland semi-final victory with Dublin.But now the 26 years old, who is an electrician based in Perth, is finding it impossible to nail down a golden pass for the ticket.His decision to extend his stay for the All-Ireland final also means Charles has sacrificed spending Christmas with his family here in Donegal, but it could all be in vain.Charles told Donegal Daily, “I’m in the same boat as many other Donegal supporters regarding tickets, but it’s looking very unlikely I’ll be able to get a ticket for the match now.“I’m not a club member because I’m living in Australia, and obviously the club membership has increased and the demand for tickets is even greater than two years ago. “My cousin got me a ticket for the All-Ireland final two years ago, but even he’s having trouble getting one for himself this time around.”Charles revealed it was a difficult decision to sacrifice Christmas with his family, but said All-Irelands don’t come around too often and you don’t know when they’ll be in another one.“I’ll be gutted if I can’t get one, as I’ve sacrificed spending Christmas with my family in order to extend my stay in Ireland.“It was a difficult decision, but I couldn’t bare the thought of returning to Australia with Donegal in the All-Ireland final.“You never know when Donegal will be in another All-Ireland final, and you can’t take it for granted they’ll be there every couple of years. “Hopefully someone somewhere will be able to help me get a ticket, but I appreciate there are other Donegal supporters in the same boat as me.His commitment to Donegal can’t be questioned, Charles flew back from a family wedding in Spain on the Saturday night before the All-Ireland final with Mayo.Charles was also very critical of the ticket allocation awarded to Donegal for the match, and criticized the GAA hierarchy for their ticket distribution process.“The amount of tickets given to Donegal and Kerry is a joke, it’s a disgrace that genuine supporters of both counties are overlooked in order to ensure the corporate side of things are looked after. “Donegal and Kerry should be given 35,000 tickets each, and the other 12,000 should be distributed amongst the other counties and corporate entities thereafter, it shouldn’t be the other way about,” he fumed.SUPERFAN CHARLES’ RACE AGAINST TIME FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL TICKET was last modified: September 11th, 2014 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:AustraliaCharles BoyledonegalGAAJim McGuinnesssuperfanlast_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN WINS GAA TRIP OF A LIFETIME

first_imgA young Donegal man has staked his claim to becoming the next Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh.The new voice of RTE radio sport – Damien O Donaill!Damien Ó Dónaill beat off stiff competition to win the RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta/GAA commentary competition.The Rann na Feirste man wins 2 tickets to the All-Ireland Football final and a weekend for two in the Croke Park Hotel. But even better will be that Damien will also have the opportunity to come into the commentary box on All Ireland Sunday.The top entrants to the competition were invited to the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta HQ in Casla in Connemara on Friday where they took part in a day-long commentary workshop.The winner was chosen at the end of the day by the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta sports team, together with Alan Milton, GAA Communications Manager.Gearóidín Nic an Iomaire, Head of Sport at RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, said the standard at the commentary workshop was very impressive, but nonetheless Damien stood out as a terrific candidate. “He was very clear, had excellent Irish, and delivered lively, engaging commentary, congratulations to him,” he said.Alan Milton, Communications Manager for the GAA said the GAA is delighted to have been part of this competition as part of our ongoing commitment to the Irish language.“It’s great to see such talent and bodes well for the language, and we look forward to working with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta again on more projects like this in the future.” DONEGAL MAN WINS GAA TRIP OF A LIFETIME was last modified: August 31st, 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:Croke ParkDamien O DonaillRTElast_img read more

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Leeds have bid accepted for international defender

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Douglas helped Wolves win promotion to the top flight last season Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest transfer news RANKED 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Wolves have accepted a bid from Leeds United for the transfer of Barry Douglas, according to reports.Douglas, the left-back, was a key performer last season as the Molineux club romped to the Championship title, with the Scotland international racking up an incredible 14 assists throughout the campaign. LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade TOP WORK Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? However, Wolves are hopeful of bringing in a new left-sided defender, with deals for Jonny Castro and Oleksandr Zinchenko in the works, leading the Premier League new boys to deem Douglas as surplus to requirements. And with his future up in the air in the Midlands, Leeds have lodged a bid for Douglas which has been accepted by Wolves, according to the Express and Star.The 28-year-old is now set to negotiate personal terms with the Elland Road club, and it is believed the transfer is on course to go through. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing targets REVEALED targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 three-way race moving on Douglas only joined Wolves last year from Poland’s Lech Poznan Leeds have completed just two signings since Marcelo Bielsa was named the club’s new manager earlier this summer, with Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman both arriving in Yorkshire on season-long loan deals.last_img read more

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