FOOTBALL action resumes this evening when the Corona Invitational gets going at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground, Bourda from 17:00hrs.The first of the night’s matches will see Flamingo FC against East Veldt, followed by Camptown FC playing Beacons and Western Tigers playing GFC.In the most recent round of action, Police thrashed Black Pearl FC 12-0.Scoring commenced as early as the 10th minute thanks to Dwain Jacobs, with Keon Duke doubling 10 minutes later to take the score to 2-0.The onslaught didn’t stop there as Quincy Holder (30th), Rawle Thornhill (42nd) and Anthio Wallace (45th) ensured that the score reflected the dominance of the eventual winners.Police resumed their scoring as soon as the second half commenced with Jacobs scoring in the 46th, before Holder completed his brace in the 56th and his hat-trick in the 64th.Thronhill scored his second and the team’s 9th in the 65th and the doors were left open with Duke scoring his second in the 67th. Holder scored his fourth in the 68th with Wallace scoring the team’s 12th in the 74th.The second game featured an upset as Northern Rangers disposed of Pele 3-0 with Anthony Sancho netting twice in the 7th and 22nd and Stephon Reynolds scoring in the 36th.The Rangers were up for a serious task and sent a stern warning to those teams in the tournament, as their positivity and build up play allowed their victory on the night.In the third game, it was all Rolex Smith as the Riddim Squad overcame the Santos side in another shock encounter.Santos had no answer for the lone goal that stood in front of them and while they had numerous chances, they were unable to make them count.
MANCHESTER, England (CMC) – The Old Trafford Test was left leaning heavily towards a draw after persistent rain ruined the pivotal third day, forcing an abandonment without a ball bowled here yesterday.While light rain in the morning held up the start before washing out the first session, heavier showers in the afternoon ensured the square remained covered ruling out any possibility of play.Match officials eventually called time on the day at 16:00hrs (11:00hrs Eastern Caribbean time).The washout has left the element of time as the most important factor in the Test, which England need to win in order to level the three-match series, after losing the opener in Southampton by four wickets last weekend.West Indies are also chasing victory in order to complete their first series win on English soil in 32 years but if the match ends in a stalemate, they will retain the Wisden Trophy with a Test still to play, also at Old Trafford.The Caribbean side were poised to resume their first innings on 32 for one, with nightwatchman Alzarri Joseph on 14 and experienced opener Kraigg Brathwaite on six.Left with just under an hour to navigate late on Friday’s second day after England piled up a massive 469 for nine declared, West Indies lost left-handed opener John Campbell for 12, lbw on review to left-arm seamer Sam Curran, 20 minutes before the close.All-rounder Roston Chase said following Friday’s play that West Indies planned to take a patient approach to their innings.“(We need to) just take a page out of the English players’ book, especially (Dom) Sibley, how patient he was and just waiting for the bowlers to come to his areas and score,” Chase told reporters.“So it’s just for us to take that leaf from their book, play each ball on its merit and when the opportunity comes to score, just score and go about it the normal way.”The series is being played behind closed doors in a “bio-secure” environment to mitigate against the threat of COVID-19 pandemic which has already resulted in 45 300 deaths in the United Kingdom alone.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande said Buhari enjoined Dalung to take solace in the testimonies of those who knew the late Mrs. Dalung very closely, and bore witness to a life characterised by kindness and honesty.Akande said that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, had also been in touch with the minister to express condolences on behalf of himself and the government and people of Nigeria.Akande said Osinbajo described Mrs. Dalung as a strong pillar of support for her husband.Mrs. Briskila Dalung, who passed away on Sunday, is survived by the minister and five children.He said Buhari and Osinbajo both prayed that God would give Dalung, his children and the family, the strength to bear the untimely loss, and also assure him that Nigeria stood with him and the entire family at this difficult time.Also yesterday, the Nigerian Tennis Federation expressed its condolence to Dalung over the death of his wife.“This is to express our heart-felt condolence with the Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung following the passing away of his wife. We share in your grief knowing how painful it is to lose a pillar in one’s life as in the case of your beloved wife who must have help in molding a man of substance like Barr. Dalung,” NTF boss, Sani Ndanusa, said in his condolence message to the minister.Similarly, the board of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) commiserates with minister on the demise of Mrs. Dalung.NTTF President, Wahid Enitan Oshodi, said that the federation sympathised with the minister while describing the death as shocking news to the sports family in Nigeria.“We were shocked by the death of Mrs Briskila Dalung – wife of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung. We mourned with the Dalung family and pray that God will give them the fortitude to bear the loss.”Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), Aisha Falode, expressed the condolence of her league board to the minister over his wife’s death.The broadcaster and CAF Media Committee member prayed to God to give the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the irreparable and unkind loss.Meanwhile, the burial of the late wife of the minister has been fixed for February 4.This was made public when the Chairman Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, FCT Chapter Kayode Adeniyi yesterday led executive members of the association to pay a condolence visit to Dalung at his Gwarimpa residence.He, however, disclosed that in line with ongoing arrangements, his late wife will be buried on Saturday February 4 at his town in Plateau state.The minister stated that he had been consoled on the fact that his late wife passed on peacefully even when he was out of the country for an official assignment.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram • Burial fixed for Feb 4 in JosTobi Soniyi and Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari tuesday called the Minister of Youth Development and Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung on the telephone to condole with him over the death of his wife, Briskila.
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, surprised Jamaicans on Monday when he announced a major reshuffling of his Cabinet, two years into the administration’s term. The Cabinet changes affected several ministries, the most notable in the Ministry of Finance. Audley Shaw removed from FinanceNewly elected Member of Parliament Dr. Nigel Clarke has been given portfolio responsibility for Finance, replacing long-term minister Audley Shaw. Dr. Clarke will be supported by Fayval Williams, who has now been given full ministerial responsibility. Audley Shaw, who was previously Finance Minister, has been reassigned to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. Robert Montague removed from National SecurityIn the very important Ministry of National Security, Robert Montague the incumber minister has ben removed and replaced by Dr. Horace Chang who had been a minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister.. Montague has been reassigned to the Ministry of Transport and Mining, while the former incumbent in that ministry, Mike Henry has been shifted to be a minister without portfolio in Office of the Prime Minister, as is Karl Samuda, the former Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.Alando Terrelonge is now a State Minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender and Sports, while Xavier Mayne is the State Minister in Labor and Social Security. Pearnel Charles Jr. has been reassigned as State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.
With RFRSH Entertainment recently announcing €7.2m in investment, with a focus on running events, the Copenhagen based outfit have now announced their first event. The BLAST Pro Series is set to be a global tournament with six teams competing for a $250,000 (£193,500) prize pool.The first of these tournaments is set to take place at the 10,000 capacity Royal Arena in Copenhagen, over the 24th-25th November. The new series will see the company work with formidable tournament operators PGL, as well as working in the views of commentator Anders Blume for the new format. The tournament is set to be run completely different to most other esports events. Utilising a set-up in groups where three games are set to be played at the same time, in the same arena. Instead of pumping sound out throughout the entire arena for that group stage “the audience can choose the sound in their own headsets throughout the group matches”, allowing a choice of games directly in the arena without having to move.Nikolaj Nyholm, CEO of RFRSH Entertainment said of the new tournament: “We are proud to present this esport mega-event and we have great expectations to the continuous development of esports as live entertainment on a global scale. We have received strong support from the Region and the City of Copenhagen, Wonderful Copenhagen and the Danish Government, and our ambition is to set new standards for competitive live entertainment in an inclusive and inventive format.”Anders Blume, CS:GO commentator and Executive Consultant for the BLAST Pro Series added: “For me the opportunity to work with RFRSH helping to bring BLAST Pro Series to life is an amazing one. I have almost 5 years of working at esports around the world and I can not wait to finally be involved in the creative side of this exploding market. I have a lot of crazy ideas that normally get shut down in the regular esports landscape, BLAST Pro Series offers a unique chance to break the boundaries and push things forward.“The fact that our production partner in this adventure is PGL also means that a lot of our ideas and wishes can be fulfilled to a level previously unimagined. This format is action packed and has great potential to get a more non-core crowd into it while still being true to the game and scene.”The full announcement is available on RFRSH’s website.Esports Insider says: Exciting news coming out of the RFRSH camp after their investment at the end of June. Times move fast in Copenhagen, and with a very innovative tournament turning up the heat in CS:GO it’s set to be one to focus on in November.
Five minutes of pure magic from veteran Stephen Owusu ensured Asante Kotoko went away with smiles on their faces as they drew 2-2 with Hearts of Oak in their much anticipated oldies’ clash yesterday at the Accra Sports Stadium.The winger came off the bench to score a last minute equaliser in the 93rd minute to make the scores even and send the Kotoko supporters in a jubilant mood.Hearts trailed their sworn rivals 3-1 in their first encounter played in Kumasi three months ago, and vowed to avenge the defeat in the return leg.The Phobians, however, started well with James Nanor, Amankwah Mireku, Emmanuel Armah, Awulley Quaye Jnr and Ben Adjei in action.They got the opener in the 32nd minute when Awuley Quaye’s clever pass at the edge of the box met advancing Thomas Otenkorang, who slotted in for the first goal.Hearts probed further for the second goal but a resolute Kotoko side, made up of Godwin Ablordey, Odartey Lamptey, Joe Debrah and Prince Polley stood firm. After recess, Hearts introduced Ishmael Addo and the former ace striker returned the gesture when he increased the tally to two after receiving a headed pass from Awuley Quaye Jnr and cooly chipping the ball to the blind side of Kotoko’s goalkeeper, Sampson Appiah.The homesters became complacent thereof and kept to their side of the field as Kotoko searched for a consolation.Kotoko’s coach, Abdul- Razak, introduced substitute Stephen Owusu, whose first touch bouyed up his colleagues.In the 88th minute the winger latched onto the ball in the box and dummied two Hearts defenders before floating to Olli Rahman, whose clever header saw the back of the net to give the visitor’s a glimmer of hope.In the 93rd minute, Owusu produced his magic when his powerful shot from a free-kick caught goalkeeper Nanor stunned and Hearts supporters bewildered.
Teams around MLB will be wheeling and dealing over the next couple of weeks, but the clubs in the West divisions should be particularly active.Not only are a number of contenders a piece or two away from roster completion and likely to make a trade, but there are also several organizations, such as the Padres and Giants, with valuable pieces to exchange for prospects. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNSporting News goes into great detail in breaking down trade scenarios and rumors for every team in the AL and NL West (teams in the buyers section are listed in order of talent level and World Series potential).Trade deadline buyers in the WestLos Angeles DodgersNeeds: RPWants: 2BMain trade chips: C Keibert Ruiz (Double-A), IF Gavin Lux (Triple-A), SP Dustin May (Triple-A), C Will Smith (Triple-A), OF DJ Peters (Triple-A), IF/OF Edwin Rios (Triple-A)Los Angeles should easily win the NL West, but after falling short in the past two World Series, the organization’s sights are set far beyond regular-season success. A roster that could finish with the best record in the league, then, likely won’t be left alone. Closer Kenley Jansen is no longer a lockdown ninth-inning option (3.74 ERA), and the relievers behind him have been similarly inconsistent. The Dodgers will probably target one of several left-handed relievers on the market; Will Smith, Tony Watson and Felipe Vazquez are among the most frequently discussed options. The team may also look to transform what has been middling second base production into a legitimate strength. Last year, Los Angeles acquired Brian Dozier as a rental, and a move for an expiring contract such as Scooter Gennett potentially makes sense before the 2019 deadline. The Dodgers do have the highly regarded Lux hitting well in Triple-A, so perhaps they’ll decide to promote him rather than dealing assets for an external piece.Houston AstrosNeeds: SPWants: RPMain trade chips: SP J.B. Bukauskas (Double-A), 1B/OF Seth Beer (Double-A), OF Ronnie Dawson (Double-A)The Astros have no reason to trade top-10 prospects Forrest Whitley or Kyle Tucker given their strong playoff positioning and fairly complete roster. They might choose to deal from their next tier of minor leaguers, though, in order to secure back-of-the-rotation assistance. Someone like Marcus Stroman, or a pitcher on an even lower tier, like Jason Vargas, could represent the support they need behind Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley come the postseason.Oakland A’sNeeds: SP, RPWants: N/AMain trade chips: OF Austin Beck (Single-A), OF Dustin Fowler (Triple-A), IF Jorge Mateo (Triple-A), IF Sheldon Neuse (Triple-A), OF Lazaro Armenteros (Single-A), OF Greg Deichmann (Double-A)The A’s have become clear buyers with their recent surge, but the front office is probably a year away from going all in. Almost everyone will be back next season, and it doesn’t make much sense to deal top-prospect pitchers AJ Puk or Jesus Luzardo at this point. Still, expect mid-sized deals from Oakland similar to the moves it made last year, when the team brought in a host of relievers led by Jeurys Familia as well as starter Mike Fiers. Already, the A’s have traded for Homer Bailey. The decision now, on top of getting more quality relief pitching, is whether they make a move for one of the cost-controlled starters on the market. That choice to up the ante may come down to whether they’re able to acquire someone like Stroman or Madison Bumgarner without parting with Puk and/or Luzardo, a seemingly unlikely proposition given the strong market for those starters.Texas RangersNeeds: SPWants: IFMain trade chips: SP Hans Crouse (Single-A), SP Taylor Hearn (Triple-A)The Rangers are in the strange position of looking like a surprise contender while also perhaps being on the verge of collapse. They have one of the most barren farm systems of any of the competitive teams, followed closely by the Angels, so they won’t have much leverage unless they decide to deal Crouse and go for it this year. This has been a difficult team to judge; how it plays until the deadline will probably determine its plan of action.Los Angeles AngelsNeeds: SP, IFWants: N/AMain trade chips: OF Jo Adell (Double-A), OF Brandon Marsh (Double-A), Kevin Maitan (Single-A)It would be keeping with recent tradition for the Angels to deal uber-prospect Adell and prioritize the present despite an uncertain position in the standings (see the Dan Haren and Zack Greinke deadline deals). But if they want to get anyone of star or near-star value at the deadline, Adell would probably need to go given an iffy rest of their farm system. It would be a high-risk proposition that could come back to sting in a few years, but one that would also inject immediate confidence into the clubhouse, particularly if they can nab a high-profile starter.Arizona DiamondbacksNeeds: RP, OFWants: SPMain trade chips: SS Jazz Chisholm (Double-A), C Daulton Varsho (Double-A)Despite many outlets projecting the Diamondbacks to be sellers, that strategy doesn’t make much sense unless the group truly falls apart before July 31. With a winning record and close proximity to both wild-card positions, this surprisingly competitive team should get one more shot to compete before a larger teardown occurs after the campaign. Arizona doesn’t have an abundance of upper-minors talent to part with, so if it decides to be a buyer, it might be forced to stay away from the more popular names. That said, a few players could add significant energy to the squad without requiring a major trade package. Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, a good hitter with questions regarding his fielding, demanded a trade last offseason and is expected to be moved from Detroit eventually. He would be a nice stopgap for injured outfielder David Peralta. Elsewhere, Yasiel Puig would be a more exciting — but slightly more expensive — chip to plug into the outfield in Phoenix. Puig would be a rental, but he has been hitting at a high level of late and could conceivably flip the switch for the Diamondbacks down the stretch. Kevin Pillar is an option here, too. In terms of pitching, Arizona needs peripheral pieces rather than stars, specifically to help the back of its rotation and middle relief. Ian Kennedy, once a starter for the franchise, might make sense as a cheap reliever to pick up from the Royals. Kansas City would need to eat significant money, though, so Arizona’s attention could progress to simpler targets heading toward the deadline.Trade deadline sellers in the WestColorado RockiesValuable parts: NoneSimilar to the Diamondbacks, the middle-of-the-pack Rockies wouldn’t have much to lose by being buyers this season. Unlike Arizona, though, the Rockies are starting to nosedive. If Colorado is a couple of games under .500 at the deadline, then it would be surprising for the front office to add MLB players, though in that scenario, the organization will have a tough time acquiring meaningful prospects in sell mode given a roster bogged down by albatross contracts with early arbitration talents mixed in. The Rockies, then, are the West team most likely to stand pat this month.San Diego PadresValuable parts: RP Kirby Yates, RP Craig Stammen, 2B Ian Kinsler, OF Hunter Renfroe, OF Franchy Cordero, OF Franmil ReyesAs we wrote in mid-June, the Padres are on the cusp of being contenders but likely still a year away from playing in meaningful September games. By moving Yates and Stammen, who together should fetch at least one significant prospect, and one of their excess outfielders, San Diego can turn its immediate future into one of the most exciting in baseball. Get ready for the Padres to make the playoffs soon.San Francisco GiantsValuable parts: SP Madison Bumgarner, RP Will Smith, RP Tony Watson, OF Kevin PillarThere’s no way the Giants are going to play themselves into the wild-card race in the nick of time, right? RIGHT?! Winners of five straight, they’re inching toward relevance in a crowded playoff field. For now, San Francisco is still likely to sell its top assets, which should rejuvenate a weak farm system. The current winning is simply a convenient piece of leverage for the front office to use against other teams, allowing it to act as though it doesn’t truly need to give up Madison Bumgarner — that is, unless the winning streak keeps going until July 31, in which case the roster would improbably be kept intact. Seattle MarinersValuable parts: 2B Dee Gordon, SS Tim Beckham, RP Roenis EliasThe Mariners have already dealt several MLB players this season, including a trade that sent Edwin Encarnacion to the Yankees. Expect the trend to continue this month, with the likes of Gordon, Beckham and Elias likely on the block. There probably won’t be any top-100 prospects coming back to Seattle, but even low-level lottery tickets are of use to the slumping franchise.
Andy Murray feeling ‘zero pain’ ahead of singles return in Cincinnati Murray, playing his first singles match since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery following the Australian Open seven months ago, had a first-serve percentage of only 54 and did not hit a groundstroke winner until the second set but showed flashes of his class.Gasquet, who has had injury issues of his own and underwent groin surgery in January, made Murray run more than he would have liked as he beat the Brit for the first time in seven years to set up a meeting with Dominic Thiem. Related News Rafael Nadal crushes Daniil Medvedev to secure fifth Rogers Cup title Serena Williams hopeful over back injury after Rogers Cup retirement Frenchman Gasquet unleashed a rasping forehand to go a break up for the second time at 4-3 and tormented Murray with three exquisite drop shots in the same game, before serving out the opening set to love. Murray showed his frustration after failing to hold in the first game of the second and Gasquet worked the former world No. 1 from side to side as he maintained his advantage, but there was warm applause for Murray when he drilled a cross-court winner on the run.He was not getting a look-in on the excellent Gasquet serve, though, and the world No. 56 continued to have success with the drop shot as he wrapped up the victory, leaving Murray to turn his attention back to playing doubles with Feliciano Lopez this week. Gasquet goes on in Cincy@richardgasquet1 defeats Andy Murray on his singles return to reach the 2R@TennisTV | @CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/MRsYgRmod9— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) August 12, 2019A nervy Murray started with a double fault and struggled with the ball toss as he quickly found himself 2-0 down but won the next three games to edge in front. A rusty Andy Murray suffered a straight-sets defeat to Richard Gasquet in his singles comeback at the Western & Southern Open.The three-time Grand Slam champion was back in competitive singles action sooner than expected in Cincinnati on Monday after taking a wild card, but Gasquet consigned him to a 6-4, 6-4 first-round defeat two weeks before the U.S. Open.
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Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down general · 214 weeks ago I don’t mind the fireworks. What bothers me is when they do not clean up when they are finished… Report Reply 0 replies · active 214 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Freedom · 214 weeks ago That’s awesome. Let’s talk about limiting freedoms, on the day we are supposed to celebrate freedom. Report Reply 0 replies · active 214 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Tom · 214 weeks ago Freedom, your freedom ends where mine begin. And yes, I did serve and retire from the military. Here are my concerns with fireworks. 1) Fireworks should be limited to an ending time. Some people have to get up and go to work in the morning and fireworks until 1 or 2 am do not make for a good nights rest. 2) Fireworks should not damage the property of others, i.e., a car parked in its own driveway should not have dents and burned marks from the fireworks hitting that car. 3) Consideration should be made for those veterans who live in your neighborhood and may suffer from the ill effects of war. Some of the fireworks I heard this last weekend sounded like mortar’s. A veteran should not have to hide in a basement, move to a motel, plug their ears, or consume so much alcohol that they are numb to the sounds going on around them. If you ask a vet if you can fire off fireworks they will generally say, “Yes, go ahead>” Most of them do not want you to know of the hell they are experiencing. I love our country and served to protect it and the freedoms we enjoy. Sometimes we excel at the excess and ruin the celebration for others. So, I respect your right to celebrate, please accept my right to sleep, not have to repair property, and not have to help a friend who believes they are back in the sandbox. Report Reply 0 replies · active 214 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MaryAnn · 213 weeks ago I don’t believe that the people that are popping all the fire crackers and loud bombs are thinking “I’m celebrating my freedom”. I liked fireworks as kid and I would not want to deny kids today of that privilege, but a couple days is enough for inside the city. The animals are terrorize by all this noise. I tired cotton balls in their ears, but their hearing is just too good and they hated it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 213 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Loading …Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. How long do you think fireworks should be legally shot in Wellington? I’m fine with the current law of four days for the holiday. We should be allowed at least a week. Two days would be enough. Only on Fourth of July. We should be able to shoot fireworks 24-7, 365 days a year. We should ban fireworks (except for the professional display) View Results