Jamaica College’s dominance of the Corporate Area Manning Cup competition over the past two seasons was dependent on a core of players that included their talisman and captain Junior Flemming, Rafiek Bryan, Sheldon McKoy, Kevin Blackwood, to name a few.Although the Old Hope Road-based school will have the bulk of their starting defenders such as Allando Brown, Chadwayne Johnson and Donovan Segree for the new season, they will have a new attacking core when they face Calabar High at the Montego Bay Sports Complex today at 2 p.m.”It was projected that we would have lost them (key players). But we always have good replacements, players who have come through the ranks and those who have stepped up.”We played the STETHS Cup and it showed they (players) have guts, determination and quality and we hope we continue growing as the season progresses,” coach Miguel Coley commented.Brown and Johnson will provide leadership and experience from behind. However, the midfield and the attacking units are still pretty young. But Coley’s focus is on going all the way for a third straight season.”We have players who are competent. We just need to guide them and give them the necessary confidence to go out and do the work.”I expect we will do very well in today’s opener, although it will be tough against Calabar I just want a good solid performance and a win would make me happy,” he said.Calabar’s Bradley Stewart who is in his second season at the school, expects his players to do much better than last year and a positive start, especially a win, is the result they need to kick-start their season.”It will be a challenge playing the defending champions as they were the best team (last season). We feel that we made improvements and we want to give ourselves a good chance of taking a good result.”And a good result would be not to lose. The best result would be to win, and we are going to try for the best possible result in every match,” he stated.”There is also additional motivation, as there is the anniversary of Calabar … on September 12. This is significant for us and there is no better time than now to boost activities of our founders’ day celebrations.Several other Manning Cup games will be contested in the corporate area today. The scheduled games are Holy Trinity vs St Mary’s College (Bell/Chung Oval), St Andrew Technical vs Penwood, Wolmer’s vs St Jago, Kingston College vs Camperdown (at Clovelly Park) and Waterford vs Jose Marti. All matches kick off at 3:30 p.m.
Nearly every distributor and marketer in Liberia illegally carry on copyright infringement of music, movies and other creative works- a LIB Life investigation has discovered.The investigation came after the death of veteran Liberian actor Karma Soko, who died a very poor man because his artistic right was illegally infringed.The pirated work is cheaper as a single music can be transferred from a computer to a phone for L$10, movie L$15 and the multi 10 in 1 disc L$100.The excess of foreign movies, especially Indian season movies on the Liberian market is the result of distributors and marketers illegally downloading these movies from the internet and extending it to more than 13 seasons. Most distributors and marketers that were interviewed during consented that foreign movies can be easily pirated, followed by Liberian comedian movies and music, which do not bear copyright stamps and therefore lack protection.During the investigation we noticed that most creative people exposed their work to pirates by sending the link for free download on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, thus making it easier for copyright infringement. Veteran Liberian artist and founder of the Liberia Visual Arts Academy (LiVArts), Leslie Lumeh said artists have the right to produce their work and it’s the duty of the state to provide protection for these intellectual properties.“Regrettably the state has failed to protect the creative work of Liberian artists, who spend a lot of time getting these creation done,” he said adding, “leaving their artwork vulnerable to copyright infringement and causing a situation where the artist does not benefit from his work and often die poorly.”Mr. Lumeh explained that the only way the war against copyright infringement can be realized is when the government and its copyright office dedicate full steadfastness to the cause.“We cannot defeat these guys as long as our government sees their ugly act and still collect revenues from them as legal business entities,” he said.But the investigation gathered that most distributors and marketers, who are engaged in copyright infringement, are foreign nationals who register their businesses as electronic shops while selling pirated work.“It is very sad that our artists are not benefitting from their handwork. But let them be patient, we are working in their interest,” said Clifford Robinson, Jr., who is the officer-in-charge of the Liberian Copyright Office.Mr. Robinson said, “We are not so blind that we don’t see these pirated works that have taken over the Liberian market, causing difficulties in which the artist isn’t able to live from his work.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Saturday rejected the objections to over 535 names being on the voters’ list in west Region Five from Abary to Big Baiabu, Mahaica. This reject brings the total number to 13,000 objections that GECOM has dismissed after the unsubstantiated objections were made in Region Five. Following the public hearing, several persons called for the person/persons who objected to them being on the voters’ list to be charged since no one from the APNU/AFC Government who objected turned up at Mahaicony, where the hearing was conducted. Only two days prior, objections to 463 names from Moraikobai were rejected by GECOM after the persons turned up at a public hearing to prove that they are alive and resided at the addresses that GECOM had for them. The list of eligible voters at Moraikobai has 510 names and of that number, 463 were objected to by persons associated with the current administration. The situation was no different at the GECOM Sub-Regional Office at Mahaicony on Saturday morning when returning Officer Laikharam Pancham, in his capacity of Magistrate Designate, threw out the objections. Deputy Chief Scrutineer for the People’s Progressive Party Fizal Jaffarally, addressing the Court, asked for the Magistrate Designate to provide those who had turned up for the hearing with information which he considered vital. “You have been saying that the objector made the objections, do you care to tell us the name of the objector?” Jaffarally asked. “Ms Carol Smith Joseph,” Pancham said while noting that Joseph made the objections in her capacity as Deputy Chief Scrutineer for Region Five A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC). Jaffarally said that it was an act of mischief since Carol Joseph failed to show up at the hearing. He said many of the persons who were being objected were prominent members of the community and even some who GECOM recently trained. Jaffarally said GECOM should not allow, what he referred to as a criminal offence, to go unpunished. “Based on the Laws of Guyana, I am humbly requesting that, as the Registration Officer for this district, because of the misleading evidence produced to GECOM that these objectees are perhaps dead, insane, imprisoned or not existing, based on the law, that the Police be informed and an investigation be launched”. He added that what happened was an abuse of the system for Claims and Objections. “The purpose for the Claims and Objections exercise is not to disenfranchise any Guyanese”. The Party’s Deputy Chief Scrutineer told the court that thousands of prominent Guyanese who were objected to, have lived all their lives at one address, some of them businesspersons. Among those prominent persons, Jaffarally pointed out were rice farmers and cricket commentator Inderjeet Persaud, who has lived all his life at Mahaicony. He said the situation placed heavy stress on thousands of persons in Region Five. “What is appalling is that this objector is unable to face the objectees. She thought that nobody would turn up here. So, based on the law, I am requesting that you, as the presiding Magistrate, inform the Police urgently and be brought in to have an investigation done and if it leads to prosecution, so be it”. Pancham said he did not have the authority to call in the Police but will be passing the information to GECOM for it to decide what course of action it will take. Meanwhile, in the other Sub-Division between Abary and Ithaca, there were objections to the names of 9900 persons. Those have also been dismissed by GECOM. Meanwhile, in Region Six, close to 200 names on the voters’ list were objected to but the objections were recalled. This publication understands that the instructions to make the objections came from senior APNU officials. GECOM dismisses APNU/AFC attempts to remove 13,000 voters in Region 5 Some of the persons who turned up at the GECOM public hearing after their names were objected to by APNU/AFC officials Deputy Chief Scrutineer for APNU/AFC in Region 5, Carol Smith Joseph, who objected to thousands of names being on the voters’ list but was a no-show at the public hearing on Saturday
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI have begun using an important tool in the fight against gang violence — immigration laws. The Los Angeles Police Department ought to follow suit. The idea is to use immigration violations to arrest or deport gangbangers who are in the country illegally. It seems like a no-brainer — like busting Al Capone on tax evasion. We should use every weapon we have against gangs that terrorize city streets. The LAPD should be able to do the same. It already maintains lists of known gang members, for purposes of its injunctions, and has court-ordered sanctions on many of them. So why not screen those lists for illegal immigrants — and deport any gang member who’s in the country illegally? The practice would make L.A. safer for all law-abiding Angelenos, native and immigrant alike, and weaken the power of gangs over the neighborhoods. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Lucy Cope, who founded Mothers Against Guns after her son Damian was shot dead outside a club in July 2012, said the depiction was “totally unacceptable”.Sterling said the unfinished tattoo served as a reminder of his vow never to touch guns after his father was shot to death in his native Jamaica when he was just two years old.Southgate was asked whether he had spoken to Sterling about the need for England stars to be beyond reproach given the potential for influencing impressionable children who idolise them.But Southgate fully backed Sterling and expects his player to cope with the row.“He knows he’s got our support, he understands how some people have perceived the tattoo. But in my view a tattoo is like any work of art,” Southgate told reporters at England’s hotel on Friday. “It’s a very individual meaning, the intent is all with the individual and the person.“I suppose when you’re a high profile young man or woman and you’re in the public eye there will be intrusion into your life – that’s the world we’re in but he’s very focused on playing and working with us.”Speaking ahead of England’s World Cup warm-up against Nigeria at Wembley on Saturday, Southgate added: “What has been clear by his own statement and his own experiences is that he is not someone who supports or wants to promote guns in the way that was perceived at first.“It’s something he’s had to get on with this week but he’s a very strong individual and he’s looking forward to the game.”– Great example –After a superb season with Premier League champions City, Sterling is likely to be one of Southgate’s key men in Russia, where England face Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in Group G.And the England boss offered a strong defence of Sterling’s character amid calls from some quarters for him to be disciplined over the tattoo.Describing Sterling as a great inspiration to youngsters from all backgrounds, Southgate said: “I think the personal story of a lot of our players is quite remarkable.“People often highlight the issues, the faults, of all of the squad, but for so many of them it’s incredible they’ve got to the point they have.“They are a great example to young kids of what you can achieve with your life if you are dedicated, if you are focused.“Raheem embodies that. Nothing is given to you in life, you have to fight all the way.”Southgate said he doesn’t think it is right to clamp down on players expressing themselves with tattoos.“The tattoo was done a few months ago and there were pictures of him with it while he was in a Man City kit. You have to decide why it’s a story now and not then,” he said.“Tattoos are very personal. A lot of our players have tattoos and they are wrapped up in a lot of deep stories.“I don’t see why we should be involved in policing that.”Sterling also has the support of his team-mates, according to Manchester United and England forward Jesse Lingard.“We’ve reassured him, that’s what friends are for, that’s what team-mates are for,” Lingard said.“This England team is a tight-knit group, we stick together through the ups and downs, the negatives and the positives.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate has backed Raheem Sterling over his tattoo controversy © AFP / Oli SCARFFLondon, United Kingdom, Jun 1 – England manager Gareth Southgate insists Raheem Sterling does not deserve to be hounded after the controversy caused by his tattoo of an M16 assault rifle.Manchester City striker Sterling, 23, posted a picture of himself training with his England team-mates with a tattoo of the rifle on the winger’s right calf clearly visible.
Manchester United welcome Neil Warnock’s Crystal Palace to Old Trafford on Saturday Manchester United welcome Neil Warnock’s Crystal Palace to Old Trafford on Saturday as they look to kick-start their Premier League campaign.Last weekend’s defeat in the Manchester derby signified United’s worst start to a season since 1986/87, with just thirteen points from 10 league games.And to compound their woes Chris Smalling’s dismissal and Marcos Rojo’s dislocated shoulder leave the Red Devils with just one recognised centre-back heading into the game.While, Louis Van Gaal has big decisions as to who comes in at the back, Radamel Falcao is once again ruled out and it will interesting to see if World Cup winner Juan Mata returns to the starting XI or remains on the bench.Here’s how Man United could line up against Crystal Palace:GoalkeeperSpain international David De Gea has seen his stock rise with recent weeks with stand-out performances against league leaders Chelsea and City.The Spaniard will continue between the sticks and hope United’s defenders return to fitness sooner rather than later to bring consistency and familiarity along the back-line.DefenceSmalling and Rojo’s absence leaves a gaping hole at the back, with Jonny Evans and Phil Jones ruled out.Tyler Blackett, who started all of United’s game until his red at Leicester City, could come in alongside Michael Carrick, who made his return against City, although Northern Irishman Paddy McNair is a viable option for either.MidfieldMarouane Fellani has enjoyed his best run of form as United player in recent weeks following his £27million arrival from Everton last season. The Belgian should continue alongside Daley Blind, who’s effectiveness at keeping it simple is not lost on the team.Ander Herrera could also return after a rib injury disrupted his bright start to his Old Trafford career and the Spaniard has added both craft and industry to United’s midfield.AttackAngel Di Maria is United’s best player and to get the most out of him he needs to be used centrally and more involved than he was against Chelsea and City.Given his versatility it’s no surprise he was played out wide to add an extra body in the middle, but he was arguably Real Madrid’s best player last season as part of a midfield three, or behind the front two.Robin Van Persie’s role continues to divide United fans with the Dutchman’s influence on games seemingly on the wane. But with Falcao out, the former Arsenal man will likely line-up alongside skipper Wayne Rooney, although crowd favourite James Wilson is knocking at the door in hope of starting place.Man Utd fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Crystal Palace? Comment below… 1
0Shares0000Iker Casillas won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2000, 2002 and 2014 © AFP / FRANCISCO LEONGLISBON, Portugal, Feb 13 – From a king of Europe in Madrid to the substitutes’ bench with Porto, it’s been a rocky transition for three-time Champions League winner Iker Casillas following his departure from boyhood club Real in 2015.“San Iker”, the captain of Spain’s World Cup-winning side in 2010 and of back-to-back European Championship triumphs, now finds himself Porto’s back-up ahead of Wednesday’s last-16 clash against Liverpool. Casillas, who made his Champions League debut as a tender 18-year-old in 1999, holds the competition record with 170 appearances spread over a remarkable 19 seasons. But an apparent lack of application in training prompted his coach to replace Casillas, who is now 36, as Porto’s first-choice goalkeeper.While away to RB Leipzig during the group stage in mid-October, Porto boss Sergio Conceicao dropped the veteran Spaniard — a European champion with Real in 2000, 2002 and 2014 — in favour of 25-year-old Portuguese deputy Jose Sa.While the baptism of fire did Sa few favours as Porto slid to a 3-2 defeat in Germany, it symbolised the passing of the torch as Sa went on to establish himself in the club’s number one jersey.The change to the hierarchy led former Portugal international Conceicao to clarify the situation during a press conference, where he pointed the finger at Casillas for a lack of drive and energy during the team’s daily training sessions.“With Iker, it’s not a disciplinary problem. I demand all of my players to always be at 100 percent at training and I can’t close my eyes to the fortnight of training that didn’t meet my demands. Iker understood it,” Conceicao explained.– Casillas stays positive –Far from engaging in a stand-off with his coach, as he did during Jose Mourinho’s tenure at Real, Casillas doubled down and ruled out any move away from the club in January.“Everyone drops to the bench one day, there are not only 11 players. I like to train, push myself and fight for a starting place,” the Madrid-born Casillas said in December.While there is no guarantee the Spaniard will regain the first-choice role at Porto, he can at least draw some comfort from a series of promising run-outs in the two domestic cup competitions.Casillas was unable to prevent Porto’s penalty-shootout defeat to Sporting in the League Cup last month, but he gave an assured display to help secure a 1-0 advantage over the Lisbon outfit in the semi-finals of the Portuguese Cup a week ago.That match marked the 100th in Porto colours for Casillas, and demonstrated the 36-year-old still has the ability required to shine at the top level.Back in Conceicao’s good graces, the Porto coach even hinted recently that Casillas could be in line for a return to the leading role between the posts.“I have four fantastic goalkeepers and Iker has worked really well these past weeks so I won’t reveal who I’m going to start, it’s the position where I have the most uncertainty,” Conceicao said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin has backed current Villans manager Tim Sherwood to improve his former side after years of underachievement.Sherwood took the Villa Park reins in February and subsequently steered the West Midlands side to Premier League safety and an FA Cup final appearance.Villa were unlucky to lose 1-0 at home to Manchester United on Friday night, but Dublin is convinced Sherwood can introduce some consistency and avoid another relegation dogfight this season.“He’s the kind of manager Villa need. He’s very enthusiastic and his winning mentality is infectious. I hope the players can install that out on the pitch,” the former England international told The Weekend Sports Breakfast.Villa have brought in ten new signings this summer and Dublin, who made over 155 league appearances for the club, has urged the players to inject a happier mentality amongst the club’s faithful supporters.He added: “They are playing against very good teams this season and they really need to up their game.“The fans have had nothing to chant about for years and it’s about time the players gave them something to cheer about.”
Reader interest in this developing story has been massive since it was reported here last week that Mike DiFiori had resigned. The rumors are swirling and the speculation seems to have no limit. Speaking in political terms, the next coach had better be as smooth as a senator. And Amat should consider paying him like one. NOW that we’ve given our opinion of what’s wrong with the Bishop Amat High School football program, it’s time to aid in the relief effort. After all, it wouldn’t be right to point out the problem without suggesting a solution. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardThe answer to the problems faced by those at Bishop Amat are right under their noses. As mentioned in a previous column, the next coach needs to be from the San Gabriel Valley and have a keen understanding of its surrounding areas. There must also be a realization on the part of Amat school officials that they need certain candidates more than the candidates need them. As one parent of a prospective Amat athlete said in a phone call earlier this week, “Why would I pay $500 a month for my son to be coached by a below-average coach when I could send him to a public school to be coached by somebody better for free? “I want my son to go to a (CIF-Southern Section) Division I Catholic school, but only if he’s coached by somebody with a big name and (somewhere) I don’t have to drive 800 miles.” For any reputable public school coach to leave his post, Amat would have to provide compensation that is comparable to what’s being paid in the public school system. That might be easier said than done. Amat is part of the Archdiocese and not a private institution like Servite, which last year made a six-figure offer to Los Alamitos coach John Barnes, who accepted the position before he changed his mind and went back to Los Al. So who are some potential successors from the area? You want names? We’ve got names. For the record, the names mentioned below as candidates are pure speculation. The Tribune has no knowledge that any of the coaches named here have applied or have been contacted for the position. Some names of deserving candidates were left off this list because there was simply no chance that person would consider the job. At any rate, here’s our list of candidates who should be considered: 1. Greg Gano, Los Altos: The same people who think Gano going to Amat isn’t plausible probably also think Hillary Clinton isn’t going to make a run at the White House in 2008. Get real. Let’s be honest. Gano is the guy Amat fans want. They see the CIF titles and blue-chip players who have come out of Gano’s Los Altos program in recent years and they think, “That could be us.” They see in Gano the type of personality that could lure every good eighth-grade prospect from El Monte to Chino Hills. The popular choice doesn’t always get the job, though. To hire Gano, Amat would really have to open the cash register. Would it be worth it? Undoubtedly, yes. 2. Mark Pasquarella, Glendora: Amat officials have a closing window of opportunity to land Pasquarella. And like Gano, he won’t come cheap. Pasquarella’s experience at Damien is something mildly similar to Amat. Before that, he had success at Ayala. Pasquarella left Damien and returned to a public school system at Glendora, where he’s had two winning seasons and two trips to the postseason. Although he’s not quite the same master promoter Gano is, he is comparable in terms of his mastery of developing skill players. There is arguably no better Xs-and-Os coach in the area. Amat’s offense would definitely open up with Pasquarella wearing the main headset. 3. Robert Oviedo, Wilson: He studied under legendary St. Paul coach Marijon Ancich, led Wilson to its best season in quite some time and has a strong knowledge of the area. The question for this lawyer-turned-coach is the same as the other candidates – money. Oviedo, with his background and ability to put together a top-notch coaching staff, would seem like a perfect fit for Amat. Oviedo has shown he knows what to do with talent when he’s got it and it would be scary to see what he’d do with the Valley’s best at his disposal. 4. Darryl Thomas, Covina: Thomas has somehow found a way to toe the line between being a players’ coach and a no-nonsense leader. But the main reason he’d shine in an environment like Amat is quite simply the offensive system his team currently runs. Offenses with one-back sets, multiple receivers and all-purpose quarterbacks attract skill players. There is no doubt that Thomas would improve the skill level talent at Amat with his cutting-edge systems. Thomas’ prowess as an Xs-and-Os coach doesn’t often get the credit it deserves, because talented classes at Covina aren’t an annual occurrence. But when he’s got the horses, Thomas is as good as anybody on the list. 5. Tommy Leach, Diamond Ranch: Leach is currently entrenched in an area where Amat used to find some top-notch talent. Leach is a prospect as young head coaches go, but he proved in 2004 that he knows what to do with talent when he’s got it. He also has shown the ability to move players on from high school to college, which is vital to parents. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The lads get ready for the charity cycle – complete with Movember moustaches!This year fifteen lads from the Falcarragh area are doing a charity cycle from the mountain top in Letterkenny to Falcarragh in fancy dress in aid of Movember Prostate Cancer Awareness on the 30th of November at 12.30pm.The lads in conjunction with Movember are growing their 70’s and 80’s style moustaches for men’s prostate cancer.The boys have been giving thier sweat and tears this last while to be in shape and some would doubt it! But they are giving it a go! Some of the lads have been affected by prostate cancer and that’s why this cycle is happening.So if you see a load of hairy men on Saturday the 30th of November cycling in fancy dress then blow the horn and get them to move along. It’s all in aid of a good cause too.Anyone wanting to sponsor these lads may do so by going online to ie.movember.com and searching for the team called ‘The Tom Selleck’s’ Also that night they have Dj Wild playing in Flynn’s bar from 9pm till close so anyone in the area come down to support the lads in both of these events.FALCARRAGH LADS ON THEIR BIKES FOR MOVEMBER was last modified: November 20th, 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:FalcarraghMovember