Coach of Barbican FC Charles Edwards says his team aims to continue its dominance in the local Women’s Football League. Barbican notched their 11th Jamaica Football Federation (JFF)/Sherwin Williams Women’s League title when they beat Waterhouse 4-2 in the final at Stadium East last Sunday. Tashika Small netted a brace for the champions, scoring in the 13th and 52nd minutes, while Kenesha Reid (11th) and Latoya Duhaney (61st) scored the other goals. Waterhouse’s national Under-20 player, Jessica Johnson, scored in the 68th and 90th minutes. LEAGUE TITLE It was also Barbican’s eighth consecutive league title. The east St Andrew club has won 24 trophies in women’s football and seven Sherwin Williams Colourscape knockout titles, plus six mid-season trophies. That has made them the most successful club in women’s football locally. Barbican had also beaten Waterhouse 4-1 in the KO final a week earlier. “We have not lost a game since 2011, so that is a record we would like to strengthen as long as possible,” Edwards disclosed. “It is a fantastic feat in winning so many titles and the girls want to win to add more, so they are motivated and certainly looking forward to next year,” the long-serving Barbican coach added. Barbican FC will be handed the trophy, medals, and $400,000 at the awards ceremony scheduled for Thursday at the JFF’s offices in New Kingston.
ZURICH (AP):Gianni Infantino is the new president of football’s corruption-scarred world governing body, winning the election after promising national leaders of the sport that he would share the wealth from FIFA’s $5 billion World Cup revenues.Infantino was chosen on the second-ballot yesterday to fill the unexpired term of longtime FIFA leader Sepp Blatter, who was forced out by the pressure of US and Swiss investigations of bribery and corruption that emerged two days before the previous vote in May 2015.The stunning outcome seemed to catch the 45-year-old Infantino off guard. He had to compose himself before starting his acceptance speech and saluted voters by patting his heart with his right hand.”We will restore the image of FIFA and the respect of FIFA, and everyone in the world will applaud us,” said Infantino, who only became a candidate when a case of financial wrongdoing removed his own boss, Michel Platini, at Europe’s soccer body UEFA.”I am convinced a new era is starting,” said the Swiss-born former lawyer. Blatter headed FIFA for more than 17 years.Infantino pledged to meet quickly with World Cup broadcasters and sponsors, saying they “they need to regain trust and confidence in football and in FIFA”.There were only four candidates on the ballot after Tokyo Sexwale withdrew during his campaign speech to voters. The four were Infantino, UEFA’s general secretary; Sheikh Salman of Bahrain, the Asian confederation president; Prince Ali of Jordan; and Jerome Champagne of France.WORLD LEADERInfantino, who had waged a globe-trotting campaign in the four months leading up to the election, gave an impressive 15-minute speech only 20 minutes before the first-round vote. The Swiss-Italian spoke in several languages without notes and portrayed himself as a leader for the world, not just Europe’s wealthy confederation.His campaign promised to spread the World Cup largesse to more federations, including additional guaranteed funds. He also pledged to expand the World Cup from a 32-team tournament to 40 teams, and give more opportunities to countries to stage the World Cup with multinational regional hosting.”The money of FIFA is your money,” he said, jabbing his left index finger to the 207 members of soccer federations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe before the election.”It is not the money of the FIFA president. It’s your money,” added Infantino, sounding more like a CEO promising a dividend to shareholders.A rare burst of spontaneous applause followed, signaling a shift in momentum towards Infantino, who since his 30s managed the billion-dollar Champions League revenues for the UEFA.
Dear Editor,It does not appear that the two sides, President Granger and Opposition Leader Jagdeo, APNU/AFC and PPP, will reach an agreement (consensus) on appointing a GECOM Chair or set a firm timeline for elections. On June 18, the CCJ had urged the two sides to come to an agreement by June 24 on orders the court should issue and they failed to meet. On June 24, the court extended the deadline to July 1 (date for written submission of suggestions for consequential orders) and the sides still failed to meet, much less discuss the issues. The court had stated that they could try until July 12 when the court will issue its orders on what must be done. The court’s orders are final. The two sides should try to resolve this political problem. The ABC countries should put pressure on both sides to meet and honour the Constitution.There is much distrust between the sides. Both sides are fearful of fraudulent elections. My conversations with Guyanese reveal they also fear that election results may not reflect the will of the voters. A poll I am conducting in Guyana reveals a very racially polarised nation. Governing Guyana will not be easy unless election results are accepted by both sides. The country will not make progress after elections unless both sides feel the outcome reflects the will of the voters and that every eligible voter’s name is on the list.Since it has become a controversial political issue that does not lend itself to an easy solution, may I suggest that both sides meet and work out an agreement for the United Nations to manage (run) the elections? It will save Guyanese the expense of organising the elections. The UN was in charge of holding elections in several polarised societies when the contending parties could not reach an agreement on a way forward. The UN will ensure that free and fair elections are held in Guyana and that no one is denied the right to vote. The UN’s Secretary-General and its security forces will make sure a credible election is held and the results accepted.Yours truly,Vishnu Bisram
0Shares0000Tusker FC beat Nzoia to pick first win of the seasonNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 24 – Timothy Otieno scored a goal and provided an assist as Tusker FC beat visitors Nzoia Sugar 2-1 to pick their first win of the season in a Kenyan Premier League match hosted at the Ruaraka Ground on Saturday.Tusker got their goals through Amos Asembeka and Timothy Otieno to move 12th in the standings with four points. In other results, Kakamega Homeboyz beat Vihiga United 2-1, Posta Rangers were 1-0 winners over Chemelil Sugar, Wazito FC lost 1-0 away to Bandari in Mombasa while Nakumatt FC and Sony Sugar played to a 0-0 draw.Tusker, coming into this game from a goalless draw against Posta Rangers last weekend, could have gone ahead after three minutes when Timothy Otieno found Asembeka, but the later shoot the ball straight to the defender.However, the combination of the two (Otieno and Asembeka) paid when Asembeka nodded the ball into the net to hand the Brewers the opener.However the lead did not last long as Nzoia levelled the scores in the 14th minute thanks to Elvis Rupia who utilized Luke Namanda’s measured cross.Tusker pinned Nzoia to the wall in search of the double, seeing the Sugar Millers bow to pressure and concede the second goal when Boniface Muchiri’s solo move passed the ball to Asebeka who tried to score but keeper Benson Mangala punched it wide and found Otieno who tapped the rebound in.The defeat leaves Nzoia languishing second last at the bottom of the 18-team league having lost all their opening four matches.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
All three Premier League giants suffered disappointing defeats this weekend and look light-years away from challenging at the top of the table…so the Drivetime boys want your thoughts.Cast you votes here… Man United react to Sunday’s defeat to Swansea 1
4. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) – Schweinsteiger was injured towards the end of the Red Devils 1-0 FA Cup victory over Sheffield United on 9th January. He hasnt featured since, with Louis van Gaal remaining coy on his expected return. Reports from Germany, however, claim that the midfielder isnt expected to return until the end of February suggesting that it could be touch and go whether he is ready to face Arsenal on the 28th of this month. 5. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) – Wilshere hasnt yet made an appearance for the Gunners this season after suffering a hairline fracture in his left fibula six months ago, in an accidental training clash with Gabriel Paulista. Other setbacks have extended his stay on the sidelines, but the midfielder himself revealed this week that Im back on the pitch and Im just trying to build my fitness up Im working on it and Im slowly getting there. Wenger also said that he is looking good and informed England manager Roy Hodgson that he could be available in four weeks. 3. Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal) – Rosicky, who made his first appearance in seven months in Arsenals FA Cup victory over Burnley last weekend, was forced off with a thigh strain and it has confirmed that hell be out of action for the next three months. The 35-year-olds contract expires in the summer, and given injuries continue to rule him out for lengthy periods, his career at the Emirates could be wavering. 11 11. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) – After breaking his leg in a Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven in September, the former Southampton man was expected to be out of action for the remainder of the campaign. However, the Daily Mail report that he has stepped up his recovery and could feature before May. 11 6. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – Recent reports have claimed that Sturbridge is considering an Anfield exit in the summer having grown frustrated by criticism of his injury record since joining the club. Klopp has dismissed such speculation and insists that the striker is fully committed to Liverpool. He is back in full training, and while he isnt expected to feature in their next game against Sunderland, he could be back for their FA Cup replay versus West Ham next week. 11 8. Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – Cazorla, who suffered an injury around the same time as Francis Coquelin at the end of last year, remains on the sidelines, with his return set to come in March. Providing an update on yet another injured player, Wenger revealed that the Spaniard is progressing well and is at least a few weeks away. 7. Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) – The striker hasnt played for Arsenal since last April, after sustaining a knee injury which later required surgery. The England international, however, is nearing a return after featuring for the clubs Under-21 side, playing an hour against Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday. Wenger recently stated that he needs to play two or three games before thinking about coming back into the first team, adding I think in the next three weeks he should be available. 11 11 11 There are some major players nearing a return to fitness.Arsene Wenger has provided updates on Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Santi Cazorla, while other casulaties from Liverpool and Manchester United have made progress, too.So, talkSPORT has taken a look at the latest reports on the above, and more.Find out how the likes of Wilshere and Welbeck, and others, are getting on in their rehabilitation process by clicking the arrow above, right. 10. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – The Belgium international was stretchered off during Citys League Cup victory over Everton at the end of January, and it was later confirmed that he had suffered tears in his knee and ankle ligaments and will miss 10 weeks of action. He is set to make his return in April. 2. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) – Manuel Pellegrinis side have missed their captain hugely, with his influence and ability to organise his troops on the field. Earlier this week, City revealed that the Belgian had returned to full training by posting images of the defender in action. Hes played just nine minutes over the past three months, but looks to be on course to make his return by the end of this month. 1. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – read the latest on the Brazilian below, then click the arrow above to catch up on the progress of 10 other injured Premier League players – The Brazilian has been sidelined since sustaining a hamstring injury in the clash with Newcastle United on December 6, but is nearing his return. The 23-year-old has returned to full training and could be back for Liverpools FA Cup replay with West Ham. 11 11 11 11 9. Danny Ings (Liverpool) – The England international, signed by Liverpool in the summer, has been out of action since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament last October, and the injury was thought to be season-ending. He has, however, stepped up his recovery progress, moving from the gym to light training earlier this week thus suggesting that he could be seen in a Reds shirt before the end of the campaign. Klopp recently said, Hes still a long way away from being available but hes here. 11
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He’s 83 and just had hip replacement surgery in January, but that isn’t keeping former President George H.W. Bush from skydiving. Bush celebrated the grand reopening of his presidential museum on Saturday with a surprise skydive, his sixth and his first since 2004, when he jumped to celebrate his 80th birthday. Bush jumped on Saturday strapped to an expert from the Army Golden Knights parachute team, as he did three years ago. His first parachute jump was in 1944 when his plane was shot down over the Pacific island of Chi Chi Jima. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The 69,000-square-foot museum, described by the former president as the “centerpiece of my library,” has been mostly closed since April for an $8.3 million face-lift. The museum and library opened 10 years ago this week on the Texas A&M University campus College Station, Texas.
BUSINESS: The Caith go hÁitiu’il (Shop Local) campaign was embraced by Healthwise Pharmacies and they are reporting a massive response from customers.Healthwise made a commitment to offer real value and choice within local communities, and director Liam Grimley has reported a huge uptake from customers, with turnover up significantly in all branches. Healthwise price checked all of their Christmas Gift lines, and expanded the range of goods on offer to meet demand for local customers.Liam claims that customers have recognised the value on offer, and appreciate the availability of a local selection of gifts to meet all of their requirements.He believes that the listing on www.healthwisepharmacies.ie or on facebook of a range of promotions has improved customers awareness of the value available.Healthwise are so delighted with the response to the shop local campaign, that they will now offer a range of crazy one day promotions, where a featured product will be offered with up to 80% off e.g. Jimmy Choo Fragrance reduced from 55.00 to only 10.00. These promotions will run for one day only ,and will feature high profile luxury brands , so keep an eye on Facebook or the Healthwise website for more information.Shopping locally saves time & money while supporting Jobs and services in local communities. Healthwise Pharmacies have shown that it can pay for customers to check out the local offers and urge continued support for all local business this Christmas.Please add click through link to our Website offer page at bottom of feature.http://healthwisepharmacies.ie/productsoffers/latest-offers/MASSIVE RESPONSE TO HEALTHWISE PHARMACIES SHOP LOCAL CAMPAIGN was last modified: December 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)
This one sported a sign reading “Got Wheels? Ask for Wheelie Dealie” – a parent available to help special-needs kids roam the inflatable obstacle course with friends and classmates. “Everybody should get to play, right?” said Torvinen. Art teacher Jaye Weiner, who was overseeing the carnival’s silent auction, had trouble finding the right school for her autistic daughter before discovering CHIME. “The harder it is for them to be successful, the less successful they feel,” said Weiner. “We plan projects that are abstract enough so that every child can be successful at it. “If I had a million dollars, I’d give it to this school in a second,” said Weiner. 160Want 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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Son Rhys uses a walker to get around. His twin brother, Kieren, does not. CHIME allows them to be in the same class whereas a traditional public school would keep them separate. “It’s wonderful for them to be in school together,” said Torvinen. “(Rhys) wants to do everything that everyone else does.” Opened in 2001, CHIME was recognized as a role model for “full inclusion” by the U.S. Department of Education and was named Charter School of the Year in 2005 by the California Charter Schools Association. CHIME has a current enrollment of 225, which will be increased to 275 next year. Not surprising, more than 2,000 applications were submitted for those slots, which were decided through a lottery. At the school’s first carnival Saturday, Torvinen ran a unique bounce house. WOODLAND HILLS – Every child is special. Just ask pupils, faculty, volunteers and parents at CHIME Charter Elementary School. CHIME blends special needs, “typical learning” and gifted students together, and the youngsters pay no attention to their differences. “They don’t even notice. They’re treated like each child is special,” said mother Carmen Chandler, a California State University, Northridge, employee who has two typical-learning children in CHIME. School psychologist Deanne Torvinen has twin sons at CHIME.
Slotto: No winner of this week’s slotto, numbers drawn were 4, 1, 7, 5, 3, 2, 6. Consolation prize of €80 goes to Michael Kerrigan, Glencoagh.Games: The senior and reserves are playing at home again this weekend against Lifford in the 2nd leg of the championship, reserves at 1.30pm and seniors at 3pm. Good luck to both teams and management. The seniors had a good win over Lifford in the league over the weekend keeping them top of the table.The club would like to congratulate Joe Mc Intyre, Glencoagh on making the U18 Irish soccer squad. Well done Joe such a great achievement. Well done also to David McGuckin who had the great opportunity to play in Croke Park with a selection of U12s picked out of Ulster. David and his family had a great day he got a tour of the stadium and he sported the Naomh Naille jersey out on the pitch. Well done David.The U12 girls had their first blitz of the summer last week in four masters were thay played the hosts, Ballyshannon and Bundoran. They put up some great performances in every game in warm conditions. Well done Girls.U10 boys and girls are playing in a blitz away in dungloe this Friday due to the Donegal game on Saturday. Good luck to all and have fun!Tickets: The club will be getting a limited amount of tickets for this weekend’s game, Donegal v Laois on Saturday in Carrick on Shannon. Any club member looking for a ticket needs to come to the club house this Thursday at 8pm. It will be first come, first serve so come early to be in with a chance. Juveniles need to be accompanied by an adult. Club Meeting: The monthly club meeting was postponed on Monday as a mark of respect to the McLoone and McGroary Families. May Fr. John and Nan Mc Groary rest in peace. The monthly meeting will now be held Monday 29th July at 9pm. GAA NEWS – NAOMH NAILLE FACE LIFFORD IN CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 23rd, 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:Naomh Naille GAA notes