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Schafer searching for best tactic against Mexico

first_img First training session The Jamaicans held their first training session since arriving here yesterday morning, with first team players undergoing a different routine elsewhere and the reserves working out at the ground where tomorrow’s final will be held. “We make rest,” Schafer said of his starting 11 and Simon Dawkins, who came on just minutes after half-time. “When the players are running it’s too much. The players are in the fitness centre riding bicycles, gym work, stretching, recovery, only for relaxation. “For tomorrow we make training, but at a high level,” Schafer said, explaining that they will be looking to fortify plans for the final. “We go in the match against Mexico. Everybody knows what they have to do in the match. We have now eight matches. Everybody on this team knows what they have to do. What we need is a little bit of luck. “We have to use our initiative, we have to control the match, that is what is important,” said Schafer. – A.B. PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Winfried Schafer wants his Reggae Boyz to think on their feet as they prepare for tomorrow’s CONCACAF Gold Cup final against Mexico here at the Lincoln Financial Field, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Ja time). “We’re looking for the best tactic against Mexico,” said the 65-year-old German coach of Jamaica’s senior men’s football team. “It was the same against the Americans. After analysing the States, I asked my MLS players, ‘tell me, what do we have to do to win’ and the MLS players gave me an answer,” he noted of the Jamaicans playing in North America’s Major League Soccer. “I know what we have to do, but I want the players to think about the match, not only the coach. I can tell the players ‘go left, go right’, but the players have to think also,” he expressed. “After this, everybody knows what they have to do in the match. That is what I want. “Like against the States, everybody knew that if we take number four (Michael Bradley) and number five (Kyle Beckerman) out of the match by marking we win the match,” he observed. The Boyz arrived in Philadelphia on Thursday evening, a day after their historical 1-0 win over the United States, the first against the Americans on their soil.last_img read more

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Newsome chooses to learn from mistakes after Bolts’ quarterfinals exit

first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names “There’s only two ways you can go about it, either beat yourself up or look at what you did wrong and do whatever you can to improve it,” said Newsome after the 104-90 loss to Ginebra that knocked Meralco out.READ: Ginebra sweeps Meralco, advances to PBA semisFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I choose to look a it and try to improve, I feel like I’ve improved a lot since the last two finals appearances.”Meralco has not fared well in the first two conferences of the season but, has so far, proven to be a powerhouse once the Governors’ Cup rolls on. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Bottom seeds and early playoff exits mar the Bolts’ start in the season but for the past couple of years they have appeared in the championship round with import Allan Durham.“I feel like I understand the game, I feel the game is slowing down a lot for me personally,” said Newsome who, had 17 points, four rebounds, and four assists. “I’m excited to have AD back but we have to confirm that yet.”“But I’m excited to be back and see what I can continue to improve on and just continue to get better every single day.”Although they hold two consecutive finals appearances, the Bolts have yet to overcome the hurdle that are the Gin Kings, who are the reigning Governors’ Cup champions for two years running.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil De La Hoya: Matthysse wins by KO, Pacquiao by decision ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Chris Newsome. PBA IMAGESMeralco forward Chris Newsome won’t wallow too long after the Bolts got swept by Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.With one more conference remaining in the 2017-2018 season, Newsome would rather set his sights on the Governors’ Cup where the Bolts have had a fair success in the past two years.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Marcus Smart fined $50,000 by NBA for shoving Joel Embiid

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Rafael Nadal to return from knee injury on Monte Carlo Masters clay Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Smart shoved Embiid from behind with 7:06 remaining in the third quarter of the 76ers’ 118-115 victory on Wednesday. He received a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubscenter_img Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart gestures to the crowd as he is escorted off the court after committing a flagrant foul against Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 118-115. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)NEW YORK — Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for forcefully shoving Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid to the floor.Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, noted Smart’s repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct during games this season in handing down the penalty Thursday. Smart has been fined for two prior incidents in 2018-19.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Weeding Out Corruption from the LNP

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Chief Justice Acknowledges Arbitration Strategy

first_imgLand Commission Chairman, Dr. Cecil T. O. Brandy, has said that Chief Justice Francis Korkpor has acknowledged as “fruitful” the LC’s arbitration strategy for resolving land disputes.Briefing news reporters last week, Chairman Brandy said since the arbitration strategy was introduced, many land cases on court dockets have been withdrawn and amicably resolved.Dr. Brandy said due to the void created in the land sector the LC has been compelled to take some judicial functions to resolve land disputes among aggrieved parties – across the country – through arbitration.He regretted that since Liberia was founded as an independent nation, there had not been any legal instrument to resolve land disputes out of court.“We have had elements of land policy and we have had unplanned land policy but not a comprehensive land policy document that articulated what the land policy was in the Liberian government’s sphere of influence,” Dr. Brandy said.In view of that, Dr. Brandy explained that the LC started to develop a comprehensive land policy that considers the essential elements of land rights as a major policy document. Dr. Brandy noted that LC divided the work into four clustered components, namely: Land Rights; Land Administration; Land Use and Management and Land Disputes. At the top of the LC’s priority was the Land Rights Policy that went through the hectic task of recruiting staff and consultants. At the end of the exercise, plans for the launch of the LC program were held in Monrovia on March 11, 2010 where Vice President Joseph Boakai served as lead launcher. When the LC was officially launched, Dr. Brandy explained that staff and field personnel immediately started a nationwide consultation. He said the LC field staff went to all the 15 county capitals to gather and analyze suggestions from citizens regarding the Liberia Land Act (LLA).“All over the country, citizens outlined their challenges that have to do with land ownership and concession agreements negotiated by the Liberian government,” said Dr. Brandy.Prominent issues raised by citizens include numerous protests and violent confrontations at Golden Veroleum in Sinoe, Sime Darby in Grand Cape Mount, ArcelorMittal Liberia in Yekepa, Nimba and Lofa counties.He said citizens demanded firm laws that would give them the right to own their lands, security of tenure and resolution of age-old land conflicts among others. Dr. Brandy added that since the LC was launched with a five-year mandate, Vice President Boakai has been a staunch supporter for the successful implementation of its mandate. To begin the practical work of the LC, its staff started developing policies that could lead to genuine legislation for the greater good of Liberians.Dr. Brandy said that it took LC three years to collect, formulate and document all the policies into legal instruments that the Commission wants the National Legislature to pass into law.He further noted that the crafted document was taken to the 15 counties in order for the citizens to validate it. Dr. Brandy stated that for the past 168 years of the nation’s history, citizens in some parts of the country never had the right to land ownership due to the fact that when government enters into concession agreements that cover the land areas on which they reside, they are asked to leave. “It is my hope that our lawmakers will see the wisdom of our arbitration strategy and consider the passage of this legislation,” Dr. Brandy pleaded.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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Guyana celebrates 166 years of Chinese Arrival

first_img…as China commits to strengthen bilateral relations Guyana celebrated Chinese Arrival Day on Saturday, commemorating 166 years since the arrival of Chinese to these shores.To commemorate this event a ceremony was held at the Windsor Forest Primary School on the West Coast of Demerara. Windsor Forest was the first Chinese settlement in Guyana.Delivering brief remarks, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo underscored the importance of the contribution of the Chinese towards national development.During his brief remarks Ambassador Jianchun said, “social cohesion, unity is really important for us to transform Guyana’s economy and empower the people to build a sustainable community for the better life.”The Chinese Ambassador remarked that Guyana and China have broader prospects for exchange and cooperation. He said that there is potential development by the two countries in various sectors. He explained that while Guyana is expecting oil in less than two years, it is important to have a “diversified economy”.Ambassador Jianchun, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI), disclosed that under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, the Chinese Government and its people are willing to work with the Government of Guyana to develop a joint action plan.Meanwhile, Charge d’ Affairs at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Guyana, Chen Xilai, committed his Government’s participation in the strengthening of bilateral relations with Guyana.During the ceremony, the General Secretary of the Chinese Association, Jason Wang spoke of the contribution made by the enterprise to the school.“We have a track record of doing work at the school and that will continue as part of our duty. In 2013, we fixed the playground by doing some landfilling and we also built the two bleachers. We have maintained the bleachers and this year we rebuilt the fence and recapped the tarmac. Next year, we plan to do more to benefit the students and teachers. Last year, we donated some sports gears among other things.”Wang underscored that the village has a rich history for them, as the first Chinese President of this beautiful country – Arthur Chung – was from this village.“The Association of Chinese Enterprise here in Guyana has built a new school fence and recapped the school’s tarmac at an estimated cost of $3 million. Additionally, the organisation has donated several decorative plants to enhance the aesthetics of the school and repaired the school’s playground bleachers,” Jason Wang said.The Monument at Windsor Forest Primary School was erected in 1986 by the Guyana-China Friendship Society to commemorate the coming of the first Chinese immigrants to Guyana on the Glentanner from Amoy in China.They were all assigned to work on the West Coast of Demerara; 105 at Windsor Forest, 103 at Pouderoyen and 1 at Union. Nine died on the journey to Guyana. From 1853-1879, a total of 13,541 Chinese, which comprised a diverse group of persons who hailed from different regions; spoke different dialects and embraced different religious and cultural beliefs, were scattered across the counties of Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo. They were among the smallest group of indentured labourers brought to Guyana, and initially comprised only men.Later, a small number of Chinese women were brought to serve as indentured labourers. On completion of their indentureship, many of them returned to China or emigrated to different parts of the Caribbean. Of the lot that remained, several of them became astute business operators and engaged in commercial pursuits, including becoming barbers and tradesmen.Over the years, the strong, comprehensive programme of bilateral cooperation has resulted in Guyana benefiting from the services of the Chinese medical doctors and technicians, the donation of equipment to the health sector, the educational work of the Confucius Institute, the support given to the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service, the donation of scientific equipment to the tune of $50 million to the Cyril Potter College of Education, infrastructural support for the expansion and renovation of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the widening of the East Coast Demerara Public Road, and the donation of vehicles and other equipment to the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force.Chinese indentured immigrants arrived in British Guiana aboard the ship Glentanner on January 12, 1853. The first 262 were joined five days later by an additional 85 indentured immigrants who disembarked from another ship, the ‘Lord Elgin’ .last_img read more

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MLB notes: Rangers’ Gagne throws without pain

first_imgIsringhausen was pain-free, with no mechanical issues. “I just went out there and threw the ball, and everything was in place where it was supposed to be,” he said. Rangers’ Cruz hit in head: Nelson Cruz was hit in the head by a pitch and taken to a hospital during the Texas Rangers’ 11-7 victory over Milwaukee. He was released about an hour after the game following a CAT scan and X-rays revealed he had no concussion and no fracture, team spokesman Gregg Elkin said. Cruz did have a headache. Back in ’08? Opening Day is still three weeks away and Barry Bonds already is talking about 2008. Asked whether he’d like to play next season if he’s still healthy, the San Francisco slugger responded, “sure.” Bonds hedged a bit later in the interview, but it’s clear he’s not quite ready to step away. “Let me get through ’07 first,” he said. “If I’m healthy, I’d consider coming back.” Also: Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones sprained his left ankle on his first at-bat and was removed from a game against St. Louis. … Pitcher Greg Maddux was scratched from a scheduled start for the San Diego Padres against the Chicago White Sox because of a a mild lower abdominal strain. … New York Yankees outfielder Bobby Abreu (right oblique strain) took grounders, fly balls and threw in the field for the first time since being injured late last month. He hopes to return by this weekend. … Catcher Javy Lopez, who had been competing to make Colorado’s Opening-Day roster, was released by the Rockies. … Boston sent right-hander Nick DeBarr back to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and cut four other players from its spring training roster. … Top pitching prospect Andrew Miller was among eightplayers Detroit cut from spring training. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Eric Gagne finally felt again like he did during his dominating run as the Dodgers’ closer. Gagne pitched in a game without any pain as he faced hitters for the first time this year, throwing 11 pitches in a “B” game Monday for the Texas Rangers. The most important result for the 2003 National League Cy Young Award winner was how he felt. In a nearly empty stadium, Gagne pitched to three Milwaukee minor leaguers, throwing five strikes and six balls with his fastball in the range of 88-91 mph. There were two groundouts before a four-pitch walk on which Gagne was trying to get his curveball over the plate. Gagne described himself as “totally out of whack” with his mechanics and said it felt weird throwing to batters. “A lot of stuff wasn’t right, but overall I felt good,” Gagne said. “Right now, it’s pretty much my health I’m worried about. I’m not worried about the results. … The arm felt good, the elbow felt good and the back felt good. I’m pretty excited, pretty encouraged.” Gagne said it was the first time since late in the 2004 season that he pitched in a game without pain. Isringhausen on schedule: Jason Isringhausen is set to make his spring training debut Thursday, right on schedule. The St. Louis Cardinals closer missed the World Series after hip surgery in September. He threw to hitters on a back field for the third time and by all accounts was sharp. center_img “It’s just good to be out there, be free and not have to worry about anything but making your pitches. It’s been a while since I felt that way,” Gagne said. “It’s the best I’ve felt in two years. It’s pretty positive.” The right-hander has had three operations (two elbow, one back) since his 2002-04 stretch with the Dodgers, when he converted a record 84straight save chances. He was limited to 152/3innings the past two seasons. last_img read more

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Perfect qualifying record but England only FIFTH favourites for Euro 2016 glory – Coral Daily Download

first_imgCoral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The main focus today is the Rugby World Cup, with Wales, Ireland and Scotland all bidding to reach the semi-finals this weekend.New Zealand, who face France in the last eight, remain the favourites to win the competition [5/4] but Stevens says there has been much support for Australia, Scotland’s opponents on Sunday, with the Wallabies now into 5/2 to lift the Webb Ellis trophy.Stevens also reflects on England’s perfect Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and says Roy Hodgson’s side, despite their 100 per cent record, are only the fifth favourites to win the tournament next summer.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: DONEGAL VEC GOLF SOCIETY NOTES

first_imgAbbey Vocational School’s Oliver Plunkett wins VEC Golfer of the YearThe Donegal VEC golf society rounded off another excellent year with the traditional New Year outing to Bundoran Golf Club. Society captain Paddy Mc Daid could not have wished for a better day to round off his successful year as captain, with Bundoran resplendent in winter sunshine.Going into the final outing of the season there were no fewer than four golfers in with a chance of winning the coveted Golfer of the Year title.In the end it was society stalwart and Abbey Vocational School teacher Oliver Plunkett who prevailed to win the title on a fine score of 92 Golfer of the year points to claim his first VEC title. Sean Murphy, formerly of Crana College was the gallant runner up on 84 points, closely tailed by Martin Gallen of VEC head office on 82 points. Oliver’s victory was a hard earned and very well deserved one off a handicap of 6. Congratulations Oliver.The winner on the day itself was Kevin Murphy with a superb effort of 41pts again off single figures, superb shooting. Runner-up was Gearoid O Dochartaigh with an excellent 40pts, closely followed by Paul Mc Ginley on 39pts. The remaining prizewinners were Sean Murphy 37pts, Jim Mc Glynn 34pts and Rory White 33pts. The society then rounded off what was a very enjoyable year in the comfortable surroundings of the Great Northern Hotel with a fine meal followed by the presentation of the Golfer of the Year perpetual trophy to Oliver as well as the other prizes.At the society’s AGM afterwards outgoing captain Paddy Mc Daid reflected on his year and thanked everyone who helped in any way to make his year so special and successful. On finishing Paddy proposed Rory White of Finn Valley College as the incoming captain for 2013. GOLF NEWS: DONEGAL VEC GOLF SOCIETY NOTES was last modified: January 21st, 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:Donegal VEC golf societylast_img read more

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Fans rip into Riyad Mahrez for ‘worst penalty miss ever’ against Liverpool

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Manchester City News whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED PEP TALK Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Mahrez Worst penalty miss I’ve ever seen? I’d say so— Jake Moore (@JakeMoore352) October 7, 2018 That smile from Klopp 😏 #Mahrez pic.twitter.com/xYxmsOcaMu— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) October 7, 2018 Mahrez was dejected after the miss A Leroy Sane run down the left tempted the usually unflappable Virgil van Dijk to make an unnecessary tackle which conceded the spot kick.With Sergio Aguero already substituted, Gabriel Jesus wanted to take the shot.However, Riyad Mahrez took the ball off him before blasting over the bar.You can read a round-up of the social media reaction below. Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Any other City player would’ve had a bit of credit in the bank had they taken and missed that pen. Mahrez not so much, even if only by dint of being new. Factor in what a victory at Anfield would’ve meant to fans and you get the kind of angry reaction we’ve seen— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) October 7, 2018 2 shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Gabriel Jesus showing up at Mahrez’s locker after the game pic.twitter.com/U54zj4Waqv— Zay (@dub_god) October 7, 2018 2 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won targets revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 The penalty headed for Row Z Riyad Mahrez has been slammed after missing a crucial penalty for Manchester City against Liverpool on Sunday.The Citizens drew 0-0 at Anfield, but had the chance to win the match from 12 yards with just five minutes left on the clock. Mahrez penalty just landed in my back garden in Didsbury pic.twitter.com/laoNuQawwC— Neil Custis (@ncustisTheSun) October 7, 2018 LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED Mahrez may of taken the worst penalty kick I have ever seen— Sean ♠️ (@Seanismoney) October 7, 2018 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas silverware last_img read more

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