GOLD CUP CAMPAIGNERS IN SQUAD Chevone ‘Messi’ Marsh of Cavalier SC is the only newcomer named by the national senior team coach, Theodore Whitmore, for a friendly international against Saudi Arabia, set for October 7 in Riyadh. Marsh is among a 20-man squad that will begin preparation for the upcoming fixture. The 23-year-old midfielder spent loan periods at Ventor County Fusion and Kokkolan Pallovejkor in the Finnish League. He returned home during the summer and represented Cavalier in the opening Red Stripe Premier League game of the new season against Portmore United on Monday. The former Calabar High schoolboy star in April 2016 went on a trial stint in Finland, which sparked controversy with the then Jamaica national team coach Winfried Sch‰fer, who wanted him for a friendly international with Chile. Marsh opted to go to Finland and sign with Kokkolan Palloveikot in the Finnish Ykkonen league, but is now finally set to make his debut. Michael Seaton, who made his debut for the senior team against Trinidad and Tobago as a 17-year-old on November 15, 2013, is back in the senior team squad. He scored his first senior team international goal against St Lucia on March 5, 2014 and represents Maccabi Ahi Nazareth in Israel. The striker also represented Jamaica at the Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 levels. The Reggae Boyz squad also has members of the squad that lost 2-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final against the United States in the final last July. In a previous friendly inter-national, Jamaica was beaten 2-0 by Canada at the BMO Field in Toronto Full squad: Michael Seaton, Ricardo Morris, Ewan Grandison, Ladel Richie, Alex Marshall, Oniel Fisher, Damion Lowe, Dwayne Miller, Damion Hyatt, Romario Williams, Jermaine Taylor, JeVaughn Watson, Shaun Francis, Kemar Lawrence, Marvin Morgan, Jamiel Hardware, Devon Williams, Fabian Reid, Rosario Harriott, and Chevone Marsh.
As the clock counts down on what promises to be the biggest soca event in Guyana this year, International Soca Star Machel Montano is expected to touch down in Guyana today.This is as the cover blows on the hype just months after Banks DIH Limited, under the Banks Beer brand, dropped the bomb that they will be staging a mega concert featuring “Mr Fete” himself.On Saturday, September 2, all roads lead to the Providence National Stadium as the renowned ‘Party Boss’ is set to headline the grand “Soca in My Heart” event.Setting the pace for the King of Soca on Saturday will be an exhilarating line-up of local artistes, which include Michelle “Big Red” King, Kwasi “Ace” Edmondson, Adrian Dutchin, Timeka Marshall, and Trevor Vibes.The “Fast Wine” singer will then take the stage with a series of energetic performances which are expected to keep his local fans on their feet in a whining trance.This event comes years after Machel had last appeared in Guyana; and such, it is no doubt that local fans are longing to see the ‘King of Soca’ live in concert.Persons wishing to cash in on the “Soca in my Heart” party can do so by purchasing their tickets at the cost 00 for general admission and ,000 for the VIP experience.Tickets are available at Demico Retail Liquor Store, Brickdam; Caesar Palace, Durban Street; OMG Restaurant, Sheriff Street; Quik Serve and all Banks DIH branches in Linden, Bartica, Berbice and Essequibo. Gates to the event will be open at 17:00h while the action is set to kick off at 19:30h sharp.
Crane WCD double murderSuresh Ganesh, 29, who was shot moments after killing his wife and son at Crane Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD), remains under Police guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital. He was reportedly shot to his hip after he attacked a group of Police Officers as they attempted to arrest him.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that once the suspect is discharged from the medical facility, he will be slapped with two counts of murder, as well as two counts of attempted murder. He nevertheless stated that the suspect is recuperating and is out of danger. The alleged drug addict carried out the brutal attack on his wife, Vanessa Sookram, 32; and their son, Christopher Ganesh, age three, after he would have read a text message which suggested that his wife was having an affair with the man who supplied him with marijuana. It was this message that led to the brutal attack, in which the perpetrator’s mother, Jennifer Montizore, was also injured. Her right hand as well as the fingers on her left hand was severed. Reports are that the child was found on the bed while his mother was covered in blood on the floor in the shack in which they lived. The child was chopped in his abdomen while his mother was chopped some 20 times about the body. After committing the act, the suspect escaped from the scene and went to another relative at Pouderoyen, WBD, where he related what occurred. The relative then attempted to get Ganesh to surrender but he too was attacked and injured.The Police were summoned and upon approaching the suspect, they were attacked by the man who was carrying a cutlass. In response, the Police discharged a round hitting him to the hip.
Region Two youths from villages such as Queenstown, Capoey and Taymouth Manor on the Essequibo Coast were actively involved in five days of vacation camping sponsored by the Department of Education through its Welfare Department.These two youngsters test their artistic skillsCamping commenced on Monday, July 10 and concluded on Friday, July 14, giving several young people the opportunity to participate in fun games, lectures and craft. Camp Coordinator, Senior Welfare Officer Haimraj Hamandeo, described the exercise as successful and said it had attracted numerous youths. Camping, he said, was held under the theme “Empowering youths through constructive learning.” Children, he said, were taught life skills to enable them to become better individuals with better morals, besides being taught things outside of the schools’ curriculum.“We want the children to enjoy their summer vacation as well as to be occupied. The camp will be an annual feature of the Schools Welfare Department. We are also assisted by teachers from the school,” Hamandeo said.Camping activities included art, literacy, numeracy, tie-dye, games, craft and math.
0Shares0000New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett converted five of the six All Blacks tries to finish with a match haul of 30 points© AFP MICHAEL BRADLEYAUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug 25 – New Zealand’s impressive ability to produce long-range tries from turnover ball and a “special” Beauden Barrett foursome floored Australia at Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday.The match statistics said the two sides were even but the 40-12 scoreline proved otherwise as the All Blacks wrapped up the Bledisloe Cup for the 16th straight year and stayed on track to defend their Rugby Championship crown. Barrett was the chief architect as he either launched the counter-attacks or produced an uncanny ability to be on hand to finish them off.His four tries and five conversions gave him a match haul of 30 points, an individual New Zealand record against Australia.“We got killed on the turnovers. That pretty much sums up the tale,” said Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.His side held the All Blacks to 7-7 until just before half-time, when the floodgates opened and in five minutes of play either side of the break the All Blacks produced tries to Barrett and Joe Moody.The score stretched to 21-7 and Australia were out of the contest.Overall, the All Blacks outscored the Wallabies six tries to two with four to Barrett and one each to Moody and Liam Squire, while Will Genia and Reece Hodge touched down for Australia.All Blacks coach Steve Hansen called Barrett “a special player”.“He’s been world player of the year for the last two years… you can’t buy experience and you can’t buy moments in the middle and Beauden’s had those and we saw tonight what happens when they all click together.”But the All Blacks razzle-dazzle performance, which left the Wallabies chasing shadows, was not something that can be taught, according to backs coach Ian Foster.“They’re making up some of that stuff by themselves,” he said.“It’s just a great hunger with the team. The mindset to go out and attack means any scraps we got we were able to switch pretty quickly into an attacking mode. Then it’s a matter of not getting too structured with it.”– Poor decision-making –The overwhelming victory means the All Blacks retain the Bledisloe Cup, which they have held since 2003© AFP Saeed KHANWallabies captain Michael Hooper conceded his side had no answer.“It happened very fast. Our ability to get on the same page is the issue,” he said.“They’re doing it better than us. When we turned over the ball, and we turned over plenty of their ball tonight, we weren’t able to capitalise.”Cheika was more blunt and blamed poor decision-making by his side as they chose to drive through the middle with turnover ball rather than go wide and stretch the All Blacks defence.The Wallabies have now lost 22 matches in a row since 2001 in New Zealand and have not won at Eden Park since 1986.© AFPThe overwhelming victory means the All Blacks retain the Bledisloe Cup, which they have held since 2003© AFP Saeed KHANHansen had warned in the lead-up to the Test that the biggest problem facing his world-champion side was the mindset to back up from last week’s blowout 38-13 win in Sydney.But that did not appear an issue in a high-octane performance where they ran at every opportunity.Their two first-half tries were both counter-attack moves from around their own 22-metre mark.Ben Smith won the aerial battle from an Aaron Smith box kick to launch a run that led to Barrett’s first try.Smith was again in the action just before half-time, working with Codie Taylor down the right flank before Barrett finished the move with his second try.The black mark for the All Blacks was their scrum, which did not function as well as they would have wanted with tighthead prop Owen Franks celebrating his milestone 100th Test.But the All Blacks again had the better of the lineouts which satisfied Hansen.“We scored six tries, three of those were off the lineout, so that was an area we wanted to get better at and we got the rewards,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Stoke City’s manager Mark Hughes, pictured on November 7, 2015, who won the Premier League twice and the FA Cup three times in his two spells at Manchester United, suggested there is no guarantee the team will recapture their former glories soon. PHOTO/AFPLONDON, December 22- Stoke City boss Mark Hughes says Louis van Gaal can’t rely on his reputation to save him from the sack if Manchester United fail to get back on track quickly.United boss van Gaal is teetering on the brink of losing his job after a dismal run of six matches without a win cost the Old Trafford club their place in the Champions League and their top-four spot in the Premier League. As Chelsea showed by sacking Jose Mourinho last week, just seven months after the Blues won the English title, managers can’t hope past achievements will save them from the axe.And Hughes, a revered former United striker, could turn up the heat even more if his Stoke team condemn van Gaal’s men to a fourth successive loss on Boxing Day.“I said last week when Jose lost his role that no-one is immune. It doesn’t matter what you have done in the game previously, and his record as a top-line manager is exceptional, you have to win football matches,” Hughes told reporters on Tuesday.“He has been in the game a long, long time and he knows better than most if the results and perception is you are not doing particularly well, you come under pressure. He understands that. We all do.”United have lost their last three games in all competitions and the team were booed off after Saturday’s dismal 2-1 defeat against lowly Norwich City as fans showed their frustration at van Gaal’s negative tactics.Hughes is well aware of the expectations United supporters have and he said: “There’s a responsibility to entertain, I would suggest. That’s always been the Manchester United way.“It’s always been woven into the fabric of the club and the teams that have put the shirt on. It’s a huge demand to play for Manchester United and a lot of players can’t deal with it.“People go to United in numbers and if the level of performance isn’t correct then they will let their feelings be known.”This season is the third of relative under-achievement at Old Trafford since the retirement of Alex Ferguson as manager.But Hughes, who won the Premier League twice and the FA Cup three times in his two spells at United, suggested there is no guarantee the team will recapture their former glories soon.“People at Man United know that they’re in a period of transition since Sir Alex left, and that they’re on a different cycle now,” he said.“A lot of key players that were there for many years are still around the place but obviously not on the field of play, so that’s having an impact as well.“A lot of things are changing and these periods of success are a cycle, and when it’s closed somebody else starts a cycle. United might have to wait to get back to the level they were at before.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Philippe Coutinho has pledged his future to Liverpool.PHOTO/Sky SportsLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 25 – Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho has committed his future to Liverpool by signing a new “long-term” contract, the Premier League giants announced on Wednesday.Liverpool did not reveal details of the deal, but reports suggest Coutinho has signed a five-year contract worth between Sh19.6mn (£150,000) and Sh26.1mn (£200,000) per week. Coutinho, 24, joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in a Sh1.1bn (£8.5 million) move in January 2013 and has since become the team’s attacking fulcrum, scoring 34 goals in 163 appearances.“Ever since my arrival here, I was welcomed with open arms by the supporters and everyone at this football club,” Coutinho said in comments published on the Liverpool website.“This is an important factor that carries weight when you decide to remain here for a longer period and this did have a lot of weight when I thought about the renewal of my contract.“I can only thank every supporter for their faith in me. I really hope to repay them. I will do my very best on the pitch to create assists for my team-mates and score goals for us to try and win trophies and titles.”An artful attacking midfielder and set-piece specialist with an eye for the spectacular, Coutinho has been capped 23 times by Brazil, scoring six goals.He has been in sparkling form this season, scoring six goals in 18 games, and was badly missed by Liverpool after sustaining an ankle ligament injury in November that kept him out for seven weeks.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Coutinho’s new contract, which is not thought to include a release clause, represented a “big statement”.“He is truly world-class — in that very top bracket,” Klopp said.“The fact he wants to stay here and be part of what we are looking to build and develop shows his personal commitment is to make himself better and be an integral part of something that is very special.“We have total belief in our project, but when a player of Phil’s calibre and status commits for this length of time it shows that our faith is shared throughout the game.“He knows he can fulfil his dreams and ambitions here at Liverpool. This is a big statement. I look forward to seeing Phil create many more great memories and moments for this club.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
IT’S the only travel shop in the county which can claim a direct link to America in its name.And today Liberty Travel in Letterkenny is celebrating American Independence Day with a splash of colour.“It is the Fourth of July after all,” said travel agent Carolyn Davis. “We’ve gone all American for the day and we’ve put on some great offers for trips to the States.“There’s never been a better time to go to the USA, so if anyone fancies a strip Stateside they should pop in or call today for some real American deals.” IT’S ‘STATUE OF LIBERTY TRAVEL’ AS AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED was last modified: July 3rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:IT’S ‘STATUE OF LIBERTY TRAVEL’ AS AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATED
“I loaned myself money because I didn’t want to get involved in campaign finance issues,” he said. “I can spend my own money and people won’t make an issue of where I get the money. I can afford this.” Two years ago, Moisa spent nearly $50,000 – more than any other candidate. Questions also were raised about a $5,000 contribution from Ibiza Steak and Lounge Restaurant, now Rome Fine Dining. This time, it’s Vinatieri who has larger donations and has received the most money. While Moisa received only three contributions of $500 or more, Vinatieri had 13 donations of $1,000 each. “The money that has been contributed is wide-ranging from across the community from large business owners to a whole slew of retirees,” Vinatieri said. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSo far, Vinatieri has raised $35,530 and spent $19,328. Moisa has raised $23,272 and spent $15,013. The two candidates are the only ones out of six in the April11 election who raised more than $1,000. Arthur Rock, who is also seeking the Lopez seat, filed a short form stating he will spend less than $1,000. Councilmen Bob Henderson and Greg Nordbak and challenger Joe Marsico are seeking two four-year terms. Moisa said he chose not to seek much in the way of campaign contributions to defuse any questions about the source of money. WHITTIER – Whittier City Council candidate Joe Vinatieri has raised about $35,000 for his campaign compared to $23,000 by his main opponent, Alex Moisa.They are running for the two-year expiring term of Councilman Doug Lopez. Vinatieri relied on many donations, some large and many small, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Whittier City Clerk’s Office. Moisa’s biggest donor was himself. He loaned his campaign $16,000.
Manchester United will allow both Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay to leave the club in the January transfer window, with Everton reportedly close to landing the duo.The out-of-favour stars both cost the Red Devils £25million in the summer of 2014, yet neither have started a single Premier League game under Jose Mourinho this season.It is claimed United hope to recoup most of Schneiderlin fee from his permanent transfer to Goodison Park.Dutch winger Depay, meanwhile, is likely to only leave on loan.Koeman has of course worked with Schneiderlin during his time at Southampton, where the midfielder’s commanding performances in the middle of the park attracted Manchester United’s interest in the first-place.The manager likely sees the 27-year-old Frenchman as the successor to 35-year-old ex-England international Gareth Barry as his midfield lynchpin.Koeman’s compatriot Depay would give the Toffees extra zip in attack, with Aaron Lennon becoming as bit-part player this season, while both Gerard Deulofeu and Kevin Mirallas have been plagued by inconsistent and indifferent form.Depay’s move would also provide a short-term replacement for Yannick Bolasie, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.The United pair have been linked with the Toffees for some time, and when quizzed about the transfer reports, manager Mourinho said on Tuesday: ‘I am always open to listen to offers for every player. “Any player who knocks on my door and is not happy and wants to move, when the offers are correct, I will never stop a player from leaving, even if it is to a rival.“When Mata left Chelsea to come to United – no problem at all. I am always open.” Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay are set to join Everton 1