Big win for Jamaica

first_imgATLANTA, Georgia:THE Georgia Dome gave the Reggae Boyz a standing ovation.It was a fitting tribute to Jamaica, which scored a historic victory over the United States while booting away a number of firsts yesterday in Atlanta, beating the Americans for the first time on their home soil, 2-1 in the semi-final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup football tournament.”David won against Goliath,” said Jamaica’s head coach, Winfried Sch‰fer, who had described the match as such.”I’m very proud of my players. Two strikers made the goals for Jamaica, I am very, very happy about this,” he added.”We’re not finished, we’ve one more match. We cannot make a party now, we can play Bob Marley later.”Now Jamaicans are headed to the Gold Cup final for the first time, being the first Caribbean team to make that landmark.Strikers Darren Mattocks (31st) and Giles Barnes (36th) scored goals five minutes apart for Jamaica, while Michael Bradley scored for the United States at the 48th minute.”We’ve made history by getting into the final,” noted Barnes of Jamaica, which had twice made it to the Gold Cup semi-finals – in 1993 when they placed joint third, and 1998. “We’re looking forward to the final now; hopefully we can win it,” he added.Mattocks scored with a header that hit the far post on its way in, off a long throw-in from Kemar Lawrence at the 31st minute, while Barnes scored with a brilliant curling free-kick the 36th, after US goalie Brad Guzan was adjudged to have handled the ball by stepping out of the penalty box as he attempted to kick the ball upfield.”To see it going in was sensational,” Barnes said of his goal.Bradley scored after goalkeeper Ryan Thompson spilled a shot from Aron Johanssen.It was one of several spills by Thompson, who otherwise made some brilliant saves against the Americans, who outshot his team with 18 kicks on target, as opposed to Jamaica’s four.Both teams created chances to score in a very competitive fixture in which the Americans made most of the running, with 58 per cent possession. However, without skilful players to bother the Jamaican defence, they hit a lot of long passes and crosses, especially in the opening 15 minutes of the second half.This tactic suited the strong-defending Jamaica team led by tall central defender Michael Hector, as they were able to outjump the American attackers.Additionally, the second balls won off the headers were used by Jamaica to start counter attacks, with Je-Vaughn Watson, Rodolph Austin, Joel (Jobi) McAnuff and Garath McCleary pushing back the Americans.Watson had a monstrous two-way game and McAnuff, especially, utilised all the craft and experience of his 33 years to keep possession, while the strikers fought bravely while being outnumbered to hold up the ball until help arrived to press forward.The goals came when Mattocks skillfully flicked the ball on one of the few times he beat the American defence to a high ball, while Barnes curled a free-kick with ferocity from the top of the box.Jamaica tightened the screws on Bradley after he took advantage of the Thompson spill, forcing him back to his defence and made his and his team’s task difficult. It became so hard against Jamaica’s very organised team defence that without a way through, they resorted to long balls from deep and wide.In the end, those hardly mattered against a Jamaica team that held strong to become the first Caribbean team to beat the United States in a men’s senior football match in the US since Haiti did so in 1969.”The team is disappointed because they wanted to play the big final in Philadelphia,” admitted US coach, Jurgen Klinsmann.”Congratulations to Jamaica being in the final.”Klinsmann added: “I cannot complain about the performance about the team. We had enough chances to put the game away.”last_img read more

Ceres Negros tackles Shan United XI at home

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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City With only the top team guaranteed of making the next round, every game counts for the Busmen who have four points just like Home, but own a superior goal difference.Ceres struggled to put away Shan United before winning on penalties in the AFC Champions League preliminary stage in January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Busmen are aware of the threat posed by Shan United and coach Risto Vidakovic was quick to remind his players that a repeat of the performance against Home last week may not be enough to get a result at Panaad.Fortunately for the Busmen, they’ve been almost unstoppable at home in the continental competition, losing only once in the last three years. Ebondo saves Scorpions from Heavy Bombers GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ View comments BACOLOD CITY—Philippines Football League champion Ceres Negros seeks to keep top spot as it clashes against Myanmar’s Shan United in Group F of the AFC Cup on Tuesday at Panaad Stadium here.Held to a 1-1 draw by Home United a week ago in Singapore, the Busmen hope to rediscover their lethal form against the Burmese champions who are coming off a 2-1 away win over Boeung Ket in Phnom Penh.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “Every game is different and it’s also important,” said Vidakovic. “We cant afford to be overconfident just like what happened last week.”Meanwhile, Global Cebu collides with Group G leader Yangon United at Thuwunna Stadium also on Tuesday in Yangon.The Cebu side leaned on an impressive performance from Patrick Deyto to preserve a 1-1 draw against Indonesian side Bali United last week at Rizal Memorial Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

A night without shelter

first_img• Video: Experiencing Homelessness WHITTIER – They slept in cardboard boxes out in the cold, took their chances by eating unmarked cans of food and were brusquely awakened in the middle of the night by sheriff’s deputies. Middle school students at Palm View Christian Church School endured those hardships Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for a lesson on what it feels like to be homeless. But even after all that, some students said the experience wasn’t quite real enough for them. “The only thing different about today is that we’re wearing the same clothes we had on yesterday,” seventh-grader Daniel Rodriguez, 13, said Wednesday morning, after spending the night sleeping out on the school’s playground. But seventh-grader Jasmine Rodriguez, 13, said the experience made her realize that “being homeless is something we don’t want to be when we grow up.” Teacher Katy Loyko said she organized the simulation to give her students a glimpse of the challenges homeless people face every day. “Earlier in the year, we donated our \ offerings to First Day Whittier, the homeless organization, and now we’re doing Habitat for Humanity,” Loyko said. “But if students don’t know why they’re giving, then they miss out on the whole other side of the lesson.” Like real homeless people, the students faced the challenge of finding shelter for the night. Before the sun went down Tuesday, the students earned extra cardboard boxes to sleep in by doing random tasks, like collecting garbage. For dinner, they each ate a single hot dog, plus the contents of an unlabeled can of food of their choice. Bedtime was 10:30 p.m. But two hours later, the students were abruptly awakened by deputies, who gave them a half-hour lecture on homelessness. A 6:30 a.m. wake-up call was followed by a breakfast of oatmeal. Then the 19 students headed off to class at 8 a.m. Some were unable to brush their teeth and all of them wore the same clothes as the night before. “The idea is that this will be an annual thing, but this is the first time we’ve done it,” Loyko said. She and another teacher were with the students throughout the night. One parent, unbeknownst to the students, slept in his car in the parking lot, just in case, Loyko said. Students were allowed to bring a pillow and a sleeping bag – two comforts that slightly lessened the reality of the experience for eighth- grader Rebecca Marti, 14, she said. “But I’ll always remember this night and how it felt,” she added. “So when life gets tough when we’re older, and maybe we’re thinking about quitting a job, we won’t because we don’t want to end up living in a box.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Extent of Wilshere’s injury revealed by Wenger

first_imgArsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out for “a few weeks” with an ankle injury, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has said.The 23-year-old England midfielder’s career has been punctuated by injury and now he has suffered another – a hairline crack of his left fibula.Wilshere will miss Saturday’s Barclays Premier League season opener with West Ham and also faces missing England’s Euro 2016 qualifying Group E fixtures with San Marino and Switzerland next month.Wenger said on arsenal.com: “I had a bad surprise because it is a hairline crack in his fibula that makes him a few weeks out.”Reports had suggested Wilshere could be out for around two months, but Arsenal have not put an exact timescale on the injury yet.Wilshere missed last Sunday’s Community Shield defeat of Chelsea, the Premier League champions, after sustaining the injury in training the previous day.Wenger initially said it would be a “matter of days” before Wilshere returned, but it swiftly became apparent he would miss the Hammers clash – and now the prognosis is far worse.It is the latest worrying blow for Wilshere, who returned in May following another lengthy spell out with an ankle problem and has had numerous injuries throughout his career.Wenger added: “There is minimal damage apart from the bone damage – there is no damage at all apart from that.“It was a collision in training and it was all completely accidental.” Jack Wilshere 1last_img read more

LAGAN HARPS STAR ZOE NAMED IN IRELAND U17 SQUAD

first_imgREPUBLIC of Ireland WU17 head coach Dave Connell has named his squad for the forthcoming UEFA WU17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 4 in Serbia next week and has included Lagan Harps Zoe McGlynn in his line-up.The Irish will meet Lithuania, Romania and the hosts Serbia over the course of the tournament. The winners and runners-up of the groups go through along with the required number of third-placed teams with the best record against the first and second-placed teams, to ensure there are 24 sides in the next phase.Ireland recently had two friendly games against Denmark in preparation for this campaign. They won the first game 1-0 then lost the second game 5-3. “We have everybody back fit after a couple of players picked up knocks in the friendlies against Denmark and they all should be ok,” said Connell.“Jamie Finn has returned after a stress factor and she had been close to the U19s so her experience will be a boost to the squad. Goalkeeper Amanda McQuillan is also fit again after a fractured thumb.”Connell is hoping to make up for the disappointment of our U19 side failing to progress to the elite phase with the younger squad. He believes that this group of players can be an attacking threat.“There’s potential to be a good attacking side here with this squad. In the previous squad we’ve been tight at the back and lacked fire power whereas this squad could be a little the other way around,” he said. “We’ll work very hard once we come in to train together on making sure we’re not conceding goals as we do have a lot of players in the squad who can score goals.“There’s nothing easy at this level and we saw that with the U19s last month. We were very disappointed to go out as we’d got off to a good start and it didn’t work out the way we wanted.“Lithuania will be a venture into the unknown, we played Romania in the last campaign and they were tricky enough. Amanda made a few good saves that day.“Serbia will be a big test in their own patch. We know from experience that it’s never easy there.”REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Amanda McQuillan (Shelbourne)Courtney Higgins (Shelbourne)Dearbhaile Beirne (Shelbourne)Jamie Finn (Shelbourne) Nadine Ryan (Shelbourne)Sophie Watters (Shelbourne)Fiona Donnelly (Shelbourne)Eleanor Ryan-Doyle (Peamount United)Niamh Farrelly (Peamount United)Lauryn O’Callaghan (Peamount United)Lucy McCartan (Peamount United)Danielle Murray (Peamount United)Niamh Prior (St Joseph’s)Evelyn Daly (Lakewood)Saoirse Noonan (Douglas Hall)Sarah McKevitt (Peake Villa)Chloe Maloney (Connolly Celtic)Zoe McGlynn (Lagan Harps)FIXTURESUEFA WU17 Championships Qualifying Round Group 4Friday, October 17Republic of Ireland v Lithuania, Gradski, Subotica (SRB)(3.00pm Irish)Serbia v Romania, Backa, Subotica (SRB) (3.00pm Irish)Sunday, October 19Republic of Ireland v Romania, Backa, Subotica (SRB) (3.00pm Irish)Lithuania v Serbia, Gradski, Subotica (SRB) (3.00pm Irish)Wednesday, October 22Romania v Lithuania, Gradski, Subotica (SRB) (3.00pm Irish)Serbia v Republic of Ireland, Backa, Subotica (SRB) (3.00pm Irish)LAGAN HARPS STAR ZOE NAMED IN IRELAND U17 SQUAD was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:Ireland U17sLagan HarpsZoe McGlynnlast_img read more

ROADS WARNING AS TWO MEN DIE AFTER CAR HITS TREE

first_imgGARDAÍ have issued an urgent warning to motorists as a storm hits the country.There is already widespread rain in Donegal – and wind speed gusts of 80km/hr recorded at Malin Head.Local gardai have appealed for motorists to drive with extreme caution overnight, with two Met Eireann warnings for rain and wind in place until 6am. Two men lost their lives earlier this evening as the storm swept through the country.Gardaí are investigating the single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the R403, Derrinturn – Allenwood Road, County Kildare, at 7.50pm.The two occupants, male, 21 & 28 years, were fatally injured when the car they were travelling in left the road and struck a tree. They were both pronounced dead at scene and taken to Naas General Hospital. A post mortem is to be arranged.The road is closed to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and diversions are in place.  ROADS WARNING AS TWO MEN DIE AFTER CAR HITS TREE was last modified: October 5th, 2014 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:donegalGardakildarerainroads warningstormwindlast_img read more

THREE HOSPITALISED AFTER FIRE AT DONEGAL HOTEL

first_imgThe Beach Hotel in Downings.Three people have been hospitalised after a fire at the Beach Hotel in Downings overnight.The fire started in a bedroom of the hotel just before midnight but it is understood that smoke spread through the building quickly.The alarm system was raised and staff and members of the fire service rushed to the scene. Donegal Daily understands that staff were forced to form a human chain to help rescue a resident just before the emergency services arrived.The emergency services are investigating the cause of the fire.Three people, understood to be all staff from the hotel, were hospitalised for smoke inhalation.However, their injuries are not understood to be seriously hurt. The hotel remains open for business and the owners are stressing that the fire was confined to one bedroom. THREE HOSPITALISED AFTER FIRE AT DONEGAL HOTEL was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BEACH HOTELdonegalDowningssmokelast_img read more

9 charged in scheme

first_img The call center is operated by Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Spherion. Several calls to the company were not immediately returned Tuesday. The Red Cross said the center was still taking calls. “We are continuing to work with the FBI in this ongoing investigation,” said Red Cross spokeswoman Devorah Goldburg. “We take fraud very seriously.” The suspects were scheduled to appear Wednesday in federal court in Fresno. If convicted, each defendant could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales recently created the Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force specifically designed to investigate disaster-related fraud schemes. Federal authorities are currently working several related investigations nationwide. On Monday, authorities announced that a Florida man was indicted on federal charges that he collected almost $40,000 in donations over the Internet by falsely claiming he was flying supplies to hurricane victims. Gary S. Kraser is accused of opening the Web site www.AirKatrina.com Aug. 30 – one day after the storm leveled parts of the Gulf Coast. Kraser allegedly claimed that he and others were flying supplies to Katrina victims and that they needed help to pay for fuel, but authorities said it was all a ruse. Last month in Los Angeles, authorities charged two people in the country’s first federal case involving an alleged Katrina relief scam. Tino Lee, 44, of Burbank and Gina Liz Nicholas,19, of Glendale, are accused of posing as American Red Cross volunteers outside a Best Buy store in Burbank to collect money for Hurricane Katrina victims. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – The FBI charged nine people with wire fraud in a scheme aimed at bilking Red Cross funds allocated for Hurricane Katrina victims, the agency said Tuesday. Four of the suspects were contract workers at a Red Cross national call center in Bakersfield, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott said Tuesday. Five of the suspects allegedly picked up checks they weren’t entitled to. “This is very much an ongoing case,” Scott said. “We are probably going to wind up with a lot more people charged.” Scott, the lead federal prosecutor for Eastern California, said losses totaled $25,000, but that number was expected to rise as the investigation continued. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Red Cross said it set up the national call center in Bakersfield for Hurricane Katrina victims seeking assistance. Operators provide qualifying victims with a personal identification number they then present to receive funds from Western Union. “The bad guys would call their buddies and give them pin numbers,” Scott said. “Sometimes they’d just call with unused pin numbers. Sometimes they’d give a victim a pin number and turn around and call a buddy with the same pin, and there’d be a race to Western Union.” The Red Cross contacted the FBI after it performed an audit of the call center and discovered “that way too many people in Bakersfield were getting aid,” Scott said. Eight Bakersfield residents were arrested in recent days and another woman from the city was at large Tuesday. Trent Jermaine Preslie, 33; Aminah Randle, 19; Robert Johnson, 23; Miko Shannia Nobles, 22; Tonjua Randle, 39; Sheena Porter, 21; Stanley Lewis, 44; and Candice Brown, 20, were arrested on suspicion of wire fraud. Elizabeth Ray was wanted on the same charge. last_img read more

Council to erect new name sign at Letterkenny estate – after old one goes missing!

first_imgA replacement name sign is to be erected at a Letterkenny housing estate – after the original one went missing!The Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District, Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh, asked that a replacement sign be supplied for the entrance to Hawthorn Heights.In a query to the monthly LMD meeting, Councillor Kavanagh said the old sign had been ‘removed by the Council, but has not been replaced’. However, it has emerged that Council officials were not responsible for the removal.A response to Councillor Kavanagh’s question said: “The Council can provide a replacement of the missing sign. For the record, the original is not known to have been removed by the Council.”Council to erect new name sign at Letterkenny estate – after old one goes missing! was last modified: March 15th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:COUNCILLOR JIMMY KAVANAGHHawthorn HeightsletterkennyLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

Aaron Dell outduels Carey Price as Sharks top Canadiens

first_imgMONTREAL — Regardless of where they are in the Pacific Division standings, the Sharks have generally felt right at home at the Bell Centre in recent years. .That didn’t change Thursday, as goalie Aaron Dell had 34 saves, Evander Kane had two power play goals and Tomas Hertl had three assists as the Sharks topped the Montreal Canadiens 4-2.Kevin Labanc and Melker Karlsson also scored for the Sharks, who are now 1-0-1 on this five-game road trip against Atlantic Division teams that continues …last_img read more