first_imgNelson U16 Selects got a tune up for this weekend’s Kamloop Slurpee Cup, dropping a 2-0 decision to the U18s in the final of the Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday at Lakeside Park in Nelson.Naomi Perkins scored the second of two goals to power the U18s past their younger cousins.”Not often I will come off a weekend where we lost two games, tied one and had only one win and think we played so well,” said head coach Paul Burkart.”The girls fought and fought all weekend against some very talented older squads and came away with a well-earned silver medal.”The Selects opened the tournament dropping a 4-1 decision to the U18s in the first game of the round robin, preliminary round draw.The U18s got off to an early 1-0 lead, but a free kick later in the half provided the younger girls an opportunity to tie it up – an opportunity that Sofia Arcuri did not waste. Arcuri placed an absolute laser in the top corner of the U18 net past the outstretch hands of U18 keeper. In the second half, the skill and experience of the older girls started to shine through, as they were able to press the younger girls forcing three goals to secure the win. Saturday, the U16s took on the U17 squad from Kootenay South, outlasting the Trail/Castlegar based squad 3-1.Kootenay South opened the scoring before The U16s finally were able to press in the late part of the opening half, and forward Shianne Michaelchuk worked her way down the side and into the 18 yard box before scoring with a beautiful low shot on the short side beat the Kootenay South keeper.The score stayed tied until Jodi Surina crossed from the right side and a streaking Anna Milde struck the ball perfectly to provide the Nelson squad the lead.With time running down, Michaelchuk notched her second of the game launching a ball from outside the 18 yard box into the top corner of the visitor’s net.The U16s then meet the U18 squad from Invermere.  Although Nelson had an edge in scoring chances, a post and some solid goaltending by both keepers lead to a scoreless tie.With the second best record in the division, the U16s played the older team in the division final. The two teams controlled similar amounts of the play with no team dominating in the first half. The U18s opened the scoring, converting the game’s first goal off ensuing scramble in the penalty area. Perkins then dribbled through the backline and placed a beautiful ball in the lower corner of the U16s net for the second goal of the game.“We can be very proud knowing that we kept our very talented and speedy U18 girls team to only two goals in the final,” Burkart explained.”I have an older daughter on that squad and they are undefeated this year in both rep and high school (12-0) beating teams from Kamloops and Kelowna.”In watching those games, I believe we have given them one of the toughest matches they have had this year – for that my players can be very proud.”last_img read more

first_img Waterhouse coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey, who was brought in two months ago with the mission to save the team from relegation, believes that he can move them into the championship rounds. “It is a good victory for us as the team worked hard leading up to the match. The effort and fight were there today. We have to keep working,” Bailey said. “Our main problem is injuries and cards. However, there are a lot of points to play for and my job is to turn things around,” he added. Meanwhile, Arnett’s Jerome Waite credited Waterhouse for their determined approach, but believes there was too much physicality in the play. “It was a very physical game and I think more cards should have been issued. Waterhouse needed points and came to win at all cost,” Waite said. Veteran defender Irvino ‘Dada’ English came off the bench to score his first Premier League goal in six years to seal the deal in Waterhouse’s 3-0 win over Arnett Gardens at the Anthony Spaulding Complex yesterday. English, who stepped up to bury a free kick after only a minute on the pitch, was obviously elated about his struggling team’s victory. “I came back to the team last year after six years away and scored my first goal. It is always a special feeling to score against rivals Arnett,” English told The Gleaner. The win pushed Water House on to 18 points, but they remained in the relegation zone in 11th position in the 12-team Red Stripe Premier League. English says this win is encouraging and could turn things around. “This win could turn things around for us to climb up the table. I missed the league while away, and the fans called for me and I’m here to help put Waterhouse back where they belong,” the 38-year-old added. “I’m not where I want to be physically, but I am working hard on fitness. I really believe that the team can finish in the top six as we have quality players and a good coach.” Another substitute, Kemar Beckford, opened the scoring for Waterhouse in the 63rd minute before Romario ‘Rum Rum’ Campbell converted a chance six minutes later before English’s 81st- minute icing on the cake. Waterhouse, however, finished with ten players as central defender Jeffery Henry received a second yellow card and was ejected by referee Valdin Ledgister in second-half stoppage time. Yesterday’s results GOOD VICTORY Arnett Gardens 0 Waterhouse 3 Montego Bay United 2 Jamalco 1 Maverley-Hughenden 0 UWI FC 1 Reno 1 Portmore United 1 Tivoli 0 Humble Lion 0last_img read more

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC): Back-to-back defeats to England last weekend have left West Indies facing a second straight series whitewash, a fate they will earnestly attempt to avoid when they contest the final One-Day International at Kensington Oval here today. The Caribbean side slumped to a 45-run loss in the opening game at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium last Thursday and two days later, lost by four wickets in the second encounter at the same venue. But even though the three-match series has already been decided, captain Jason Holder urged his side to stay focused on securing a victory especially with West Indies urgently needing to bolster their ranking in order to earn automatic qualification for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. “A win here obviously would be very valuable. Pakistan is ahead of us [in the one-day rankings] as well so we just need to pick up points there,” Holder told reporters here Wednesday. “We haven’t worked it out mathematically but we know the importance of every game especially playing a side that is higher ranked than us. We’ve got England now, Pakistan afterward, then we have India later down in the year and then we also have one-dayers in England. “Those are all teams that are ranked higher than us. “The magnitude of the situation is for us to win these games against higher ranked sides, and I think once we do that, we’ll definitely qualify for the World Cup.” In both previous games, West Indies found themselves with chances to turn the results their way, but lacked the killer instinct. Chasing 297 in the opener, they were 190 for four in the 39th over but threw away their last six wickets for 61 runs, to surrender meekly. Then, in last Sunday’s encounter, England plunged to 124 for six at the half-way stage in pursuit of 226 but West Indies proved sloppy in the field, and Joe Root (90 not out) and Chris Woakes (68 not out) capitalised, engineering an unbroken stand of 102 for the seventh wicket to frustrate the hosts. Holder said despite the two disappointing performances, the Windies had remained upbeat and were optimistic about turning their fortunes around. “We’ve also let ourselves down in the field in terms of dropping catches and being a bit sloppy in the field so that’s obviously an area we have paid some attention to, and I think once we hold those half chances, games can be a lot different for us.” Last October, West Indies were swept by Pakistan in a similar three-match series in United Arab Emirates. The following month, they struggled in Zimbabwe during the Tri-Nations Series involving the hosts and Sri Lanka, missing out on the final after winning just one of four games. Killer instinctlast_img read more

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first_imgA candidate “denied” for not participating in the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) just-ended election has described it an act of “lawlessness and a serious travesty to democracy.”Mr. Maxwell Grigsby ll, wanted to contest in the election, which has brought a new crops of officer for the youth umbrella organization.FLY conducted her 8th General Assembly over the weekend and elected officials to lead the federation despite an injunction from the Civil Law Court of Monrovia on the process.Prior to the rally, Maxwell Grigsby was denied from participating in the process by the outgoing leadership in consultation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, which has direct oversight of FLY.In protest to his denial, Grigsby filed a lawsuit before the Civil Law Court, a move that prompted the Court to issue an injunction on the process in Kakata, Margibi County, but it is reported that the was  ignored by the Federation’s outgoing leadership.Addressing a news conference Wednesday, April 30, in Monrovia, Grigsby termed FLY’s action as “complete disobedience to the court,” an action, he claimed, displays a negative image of young people in Liberia.Grigsby said: “I would like to address the refusal of Mr. Mohammed Ali Nasser to receive the Writ of Preliminary Injunction from the Civil Law Court and his defiance to the court by carrying out the controversial FLY election. It is no secret that Mr. Nasser successfully completed his mission in profiteering from FLY’s meager budgetary support and other immunities. These acts include a misuse of duty free privilege as well as his deliberate refusal to adhere to the laws of the Federation of Liberian Youth constitution. What is astonishing is that his disobedience has extended to the Civil Law Court of our country.It can be recalled that in an email exchange between Mr. Nasser and one of the executives of the Federation in the person of Ms. Daintowon Paye-bayee, Mr. Nasser is quoted by Ms. Payebaye is saying, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has absolutely no jurisdiction over him as president of FLY. He became even more demonstrative of his comments in the conduct of the just ended controversial election.“Our country’s laws came under attack on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Not necessarily because Nasser and his collaborators refused to accept the Writ of Preliminary Injunction from the court, but because a senior member of the security sector sanctioned his approval for the gross disrespect of the court order by speaking at the occasion after a constructive notice of the court was served,” he disclosed.When contacted, Deputy Minister for Youth Development at the Youth Ministry, Charles N’tow, released this sms message as the official response of the Ministry.Minister N’tow said: “The Ministry believes, trusts in, and completely submits to the wisdom of the court on this matter. Disputes ending up before the court are not a good sign for youth development. Since this matter involves the court, we can only yield to the wisdom and guidance of the court.”The Civil Law Court is yet to take action against FLY since the Writ was issued and subsequently ignored by FLY leadership.When contacted, Mr. Nasser told the Daily Observer that the case is now before the court so he could not comment on it. “I respect the court, since the case now before it, I have been advised by my lawyer to refrain from commenting on it in the media,” Nasser said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Golf Fore the Cure ladies golf tournament at Lakepoint Golf Club was a phenomenal success last weekend.Annette Reader won the tournament’s top prize after an impressive round, shooting a 12-over 84.Tournament organiser Sam Warren says that the group was able to raise close to $5,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Society at last year’s tournament. Last Thursday, Warren said that preliminary statistics showed that the group was on track to nearly double their fundraising tally from last year, saying that the group was close to the $10,000 mark. Yesterday, Warren confirmed that the tournament actually raised over $12,000 for breast cancer research.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img1 Jeremy Menez Liverpool target Jeremy Menez has no plans to leave AC Milan this summer, according to his agent.The French playmaker has scored an impressive 16 goals in 34 appearances for Milan, sparking speculation that he could move to Merseyside in the summer.Monaco have also expressed an interest in the player, but Menez’s brother and agent, Kevin, insists that the 28-year-old will remain with the Rossoneri next season.“Liverpool and Monaco interest? Yes, a player with 16 goals would be in demand,” he told “But for now there is nothing [concrete].“Jeremy is very happy at Milan. The club have told us nothing so there is no reason to leave, but we know in modern football, every player has his price.”last_img read more

first_imgChelsea have announced the signing of Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls in a four-and-a-half year deal.The centre back joins the Blues for a reported fee of £3.5million and, according to Guus Hiddink, he will be a squad player for the rest of the season.But many supporters won’t have seen the American defender in action, so what can they expect from their new man?Check out the video above to see new Chelsea signing Matt Miazga in action for New York Red Bulls…last_img

first_imgBy Paul McLaughlin, Ballaghdearg Garden CentreGetting the most from your hanging basketsPutting up hanging baskets remains one of the most popular ways of adding summer colour and interest to people’s homes . This week we will take a look at few tips on the general care and maintenance of your hanging baskets so that you can get the full benefit of their blooms all through the flowering season. Undoubtedly the most important thing to remember when caring for a hanging basket is watering. As a general rule summer hanging baskets should be watered at least once a day but in particularly hot spells they may require watering as much as two or even three times a day. Probably the easiest way of checking your baskets moisture content is by checking the weight. At a time when you know your basket has sufficient water lift it up and try to gauge its weight, as the summer goes on you can use this weight as a rough guide for watering, the lighter the basket the more water it will require. Ideally watering should take place in the morning or evening as water applied at the hottest part of the day tends to evaporate before it does any real good and there is a risk that it might scorch the plants. When watering a basket apply the water directly to the soil surface and not from overhead as this tends to ruin the flowers. Another point to remember about watering is not to be fooled by rain. A lot of people think that because it has rained during the day that they don’t have to water that evening, but very often summer showers are not heavy enough to do the job and quite often baskets are placed in shady spots close to the house where they are sheltered from the rain.Along with daily watering hanging baskets should also be given a liquid feed every week. This feeding should be started about a month after the basket is planted up and should continue all the way through the flowering season. Regular feeding will ensure that your plants stay fresh and healthy and produce plenty of blooms all summer long. Weekly feeding should be carried out even if slow release fertilizer was added to the compost mix when the basket was planted up.To keep you’re hanging baskets in top condition all faded flowers should be removed regularly. This dead heading prevents the plants from producing seeds and helps to conserve the plants energy for producing more flowers. Deadheading is a job which can be done in a matter of seconds when you combine it with your daily watering. PAUL McLAUGHLIN’S GARDENING COLUMN: GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR HANGING BASKETS was last modified: July 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:Ballaghderg garden centrehanging basket advicePaul McLaughlinlast_img read more

first_imgEndsDONEGAL DRUG DEALER PEDDLED HEROIN FROM HIS GARDEN SHED was last modified: February 9th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) A drug dealer who supplied heroin to addicts across Co Donegal hid and dealt the drugs from his garden shed.Thomas O’Neill brought the drugs in from Scotland anally and then sold them from his house to a list of addicts from his home outside Doochary.When Gardai raided O’Neill’s house, he had two mobile phones – one with just the names of drug users which he supplied. Garda Sgt Tony Arnold told Letterkenny Circuit Court he received information that O’Neill was dealing heroin a few months earlier before he raided his home at Ballinacarrick in September 2009.Sgt Arnold and three other Gardai raided O’Neill’s home at 11pm but despite searching the house they could not find any drugs.However when they went to a shed at the back of O’Neill’s house, they discovered €20 notes on the floor and some small bags of heroin.After further searching the shed for three hours they discovered two balloons containing more than €3,200 worth of heroin in the loft of the shed.During the raid O’Neill admitted he had swallowed two bags of heroin when Gardai arrived and he was forced to pass it out.He claimed he bought the drugs in Scotland for £850 stg but would not tell Gardai who he had bought it off.Sgt Arnold, a former member of the Drugs Squad, said he had spoken to drug addicts in the fishing port of Killybegs and O’Neill’s name kept coming up.He said O’Neill also had a heroin habit and, despite only getting €230 unemployment benefit, had a habit of up to €100 a day.However whenever he was stopped by Gardai, he was never found with heroin.Judge John O’Hagan asked if the sting followed a long surveillance operation before Garda swooped.However Sgt Arnold said O’Neill’s drug dealing den was so remote that they could not keep it under surveillance.The Garda investigator said he thought O’Neill was now clean, had put on a stone in weight and had stopped dealing drugs.Judge O’Hagan asked Sgt Arnold if he deserved a chance.“I don’t think sending him to prison will do him any good mixing with certain people,” said Sgt Arnold.Judge O’Hagan adjourned sentencing for one year and ordered O’Neill to “keep his bib clean” and he will stay out of prison.last_img read more