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Jamaica starting 11 named for Carib Cup Semi FinalJamaica starting 11 named for Carib Cup Semi Final

first_imgJamaica’s starting 11 for this afternoon’s Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup semi final versus French Guiana has been named. Dwayne Miller starts in goal while Ladale Richie, Sergio Campbell, Oneil Fisher and Shaun Francis are the defenders. Kevin Lambert will be partnered in midfield by Ewan Grandison and Michael Binns while Jermaine Johnson, Junior Flemmings and Cory Burke play in attack. This afternoon’s game kicks off at 5 p.m. Jamaica time.last_img

8th Miss Renaissance Pageant slated for August8th Miss Renaissance Pageant slated for August

first_imgTwelve mature Guyanese women over the age of 30 will showcase their talent, creativity, and professionalism, and highlight their many roles in and contributions to society when the Miss Renaissance Pageant is held in August 2017.The delegates were sashed at a simple ceremony earlier this week at the Umana Yana. This will be the eighth year for the pageant, which is organised by Negla Brandis. The delegates are all professional women and will be going through rigorous competitions leading up to coronation night.However, on pageant night, the delegates will be judged on the introduction, talent and evening gown segments.Jennifer Lall ShiwbalakGuyana Times Entertainment caught up with one of the delegates, Jennifer Lall Shiwbalak, a mother of two, who is also a teacher at the Diamond Secondary School.Born on January 12, 1980, this professional is not a stranger to pageantry, since she won several titles as a young lady growing up. Actually, it all started while she was attending the Covent Garden Secondary and she decided to enter the Miss Covent Garden Secondary Sari Pageant.She outshone her rivals and copped the title. That was in 1993; in 1994, she went on to win the Miss East Bank Sari Pageant. In 1995, Shiwbalak was crowned Miss Phagwah. After a four-year hiatus, she returned in 1999 to pageantry when she competed in the Miss Diwali Pageant and again, she was successful.Her pageant résumé was boosted with the titles of Miss Queen on Light in 2000 and Miss Music Fantasia Phagwah in 2002.Mrs Shiwbalak is a trained Class One Grade One teacher and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Administration from the University of Guyana.  She is confident that she will do well in the pageant and as such, called on the public to support the contestants.The elegant woman believes that the pageant will not only remind her of being in pageantry in her younger days, as she plans to use the opportunity to meet a list of professional women of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.last_img read more

Blaze Spikers bounce back to take PSL Finals with Cargo Movers to Game 3Blaze Spikers bounce back to take PSL Finals with Cargo Movers to Game 3

first_imgPagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Petron had to rally from 19-22 in the second set to snatch the frame away behind the heroics of Pontillas and Niemer.Then by the third set, the Blaze Spikers were in the zone, much like they were when they won their first 17 games of the conference.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kath Bell ran out of words in describing how much she wanted Petron to win the championship Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Filoil Preseason Cup tips off May 5 Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard So the 26-year-old Texan put that into action, slamming down 27 points as the defending champions turned back F2 Logistics, 23-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-19, to even things up in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix championship series.“I want it so bad, you know,” said Bell, who this time around got a lot of help not just from fellow import Stephanie Niemer but from the rest of the local Blaze Spikers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Everyone is confident, cool and collected as we just got back to the basics, resetting and re-focusing,” said Bell.She led Petron to the title last year in tandem with now F2 Logistics reinforcement Lindsay Stalzer. LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The Blaze Spikers, after losing their first match of the conference in Game 1 of the finals, now have the momentum going into Saturday’s winner-take-all Game 3.“Hopefully we get the same results, you know since last year I got a taste of it (championships), I can’t wait to win this back again,” added Bell.Helping her with the chores were Stephanie Niemer, who had 23 points and Mika Reyes, who posted 11.Libero Denden Lazaro, setter Rhea Dimaculangan and mainstays Aiza Pontillas and Remy Palma also played pivotal roles, especially after F2 took the opening frame after a tight back-and-forth.“These girls are absolutely phenomenal,” said Bell. “It’s like playing our last game because we can’t afford to let the same thing (Game 1) happen all over again.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Mixed reception as Sterling accepts awardMixed reception as Sterling accepts award

first_imgWhile his agent moved to calm the mood earlier on Tuesday by saying the reports had been “blown somewhat out of proportion” it is still expected that Sterling will tell club manager Brendan Rodgers and chief executive Ian Ayre at a meeting on Friday he wishes to leave.Speaking at the awards — where Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho was named player of the year — Rodgers admitted it had been a “difficult, trying season”.“A number of distractions that we couldn’t have planned for have made it difficult, but the players have given everything,” added Rodgers, whose own position at the club has been questioned as they missed out not only on silverware but also a Champions League place.If Sterling — who told the BBC earlier this year he was not a ‘moneygrabber’ but wanted to win trophies — does go on the market deposed English champions Manchester City are the perceived favourites to sign him.Sterling told Rodgers he wanted to leave before Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea game on May 10, but it is understood Liverpool want to retain his services.Sterling has two years left on his current deal, thought to be worth £35,000 a week.Sterling is believed to want to play in the Champions League and, aside from City’s interest, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea are also reported to be watching the situation.Liverpool’s US-based owners Fenway Sports Group will demand a fee of around £50 million before they would consider selling.The Sterling issue is another blow to Rodgers, who has struggled to replace Luis Suarez following the Uruguay striker’s move to Barcelona last year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Midfielder Raheem Sterling arrives to attend the Liverpool FC Players’ Awards, at the Echo Arena in Liverpool Tuesday night.LIVERPOOL, May 20- A mixture of boos and calls for him to stay greeted Liverpool and England forward Raheem Sterling when he received the club’s Young Player of the Year award on Tuesday a day after it emerged he wants a transfer.The 20-year-old — who joined Liverpool from Queens Park Rangers in 2010 — had stirred up fans feelings when it was reported in Tuesday’s papers he was seeking a move away having turned down a new contract worth around £100,000 ($155,500, 139,000 euros) a week.last_img read more

Uneven United look for winning balanceUneven United look for winning balance

first_imgWith Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao having left and Javier Hernandez out of favour, it leaves Wayne Rooney shouldering a heavy burden up front, but former captain Bryan Robson believes the midfield reinforcements can provide the platform for a first sustained title assault since Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013.“The manager has built the midfield area to a point where we look strong enough to dictate the tempo of games,” said Robson, now a club ambassador.“Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin look really good signings. They are going to be the powerhouse of United’s midfield and that should hold us in good stead over the season.”United fans raised on the all-action displays of players like Robson and Roy Keane have long lamented the lack of oomph in the team’s midfield, but if anything, the club now have too many midfielders on their hands.United, who finished fourth last season, deployed a 4-2-3-1 formation in pre-season, but van Gaal has pledged to revert to the 4-3-3 system that belatedly brought the team success in the latter part of the 2014-15 campaign.It means that Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini (who is suspended for the first three league games) will be competing for only three starting berths.With the exciting Memphis Depay, a £25 million acquisition from PSV Eindhoven, expected to start on one flank, Ashley Young, Juan Mata, Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj — and potentially reported target Pedro Rodriguez — must vie for a place on the other side of the pitch.– De Gea stalemate –A new £750 million kit deal with Adidas having taken effect on August 1, money is now even less of an object for English’s long-time richest club, hence the hit they were willing to take in offloading Angel di Maria just a year after his record £59.7 million arrival from Real Madrid.The Argentine’s departure is part of a streamlining process that has also seen Nani, Tom Cleverley and Rafael da Silva pass through the exit door.Irked by United’s gruelling travelling arrangements on their 2014 tour of the United States, van Gaal took a firm grip on this year’s trip Stateside, keeping journeys to a strict minimum.A pair of training camps allowed him to drill his players on the team’s shape and make adjustments in defence, with Daley Blind moved to centre-back, Luke Shaw given a run at left-back and Matteo Darmian, recruited from Torino, introduced to the team at right-back.But with United having failed in their attempts to lure Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid, former centre-back Rio Ferdinand believes the defence remains an area of concern.“I don’t think (van Gaal) knows his best defence –- that’s a problem in itself,” said Ferdinand, who wants his former club to sign Everton’s England defender John Stones.With Ramos’s arrival having been established as a pre-condition for David de Gea to move in the opposite direction, United’s goalkeeper has been left in a position that Van Gaal acknowledges is “not favourable”.The club’s Player of the Year in 2014-15, De Gea is set to start the new campaign between the posts, but Argentina’s Sergio Romero has been drafted in to provide back-up, further marginalising Victor Valdes.United begin the season at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and with a Champions League play-off tie following soon after, they can ill afford a repeat of the sluggish start they made a year ago.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Memphis Depay #9 of Manchester United is congratulated by teammate Wayne Rooney #10 after scoring against the San Jose Earthquakes during the first half of their International Champions Cup match on July 21, 2015 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California. PHOTO/Yahoo!LONDON, August 4- After returning to the Premier League’s top four, Manchester United have once again recruited extensively, but there are concerns about the balance of their squad ahead of the new season.Manager Louis van Gaal has spent around £77 million ($120 million, 110 million euros), notably bolstering his midfield with the additions of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, to take his spending since succeeding David Moyes last year to around £230 million.last_img read more

Teacher accused of sex acts to return to courtTeacher accused of sex acts to return to court

first_imgSutliff is currently on unpaid leave from his position at the high school. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – An Arcadia High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his students appeared in court Monday, but a judge ordered the defendant to return Friday. On Friday, 34-year-old Phillip Sutliff of Azusa is expected to tell a Pasadena Superior Court judge whether he will accept a plea-bargain agreement or stand trial on 24 counts of oral copulation, sodomy with a minor, penetration by a foreign object and unlawful sex with a minor, according to a criminal complaint. Sutliff also could plead guilty to all counts and throw himself on the mercy of the court. He remained in custody Monday, held on $500,000 bail at the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. Prosecutors in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office have offered Sutliff a plea bargain that would give him 12 years and eight months in state prison in exchange for a guilty plea, said Deputy District Attorney Phil Wodjak. However, Wodjak said the defense had chosen not to accept the deal. Sutliff was ordered back to Pasadena Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. Friday. The Arcadia High English teacher was arrested in October. Authorities say an inappropriate physical relationship between Sutliff and a female student began when she was 16 years old and continued for two and a half years until she graduated in 2006. last_img read more

Bit of beef in the bisonBit of beef in the bison

first_img“We were surprised because there’s nothing cattle about them. They look like bison,” said biologist Dennis Hedgecock of USC, who co-authored the study. The research done at USC and Texas A&M University appears in the latest issue of the journal Animal Genetics. Scientists believe the crossbreeding occurred long before the bison were brought to Catalina Island. Hedgecock said the Catalina herd likely descended from animals on the famous Goodnight Ranch in Texas where cattle ranchers mated bison, also called buffalo, with cows to create a better beef animal. The ranch called the offspring of the union “cataloes.” Bison have roamed Catalina since 1924 when 14 head were brought in as extras for the silent film “The Vanishing American,” though the movie did not include footage of the bison. The animals became a mainstay on the island and grew to a herd of 600 at one point. Since the 1970s, the nonprofit Catalina Island Conservancy, which manages most of the island, has thinned the herd by auctioning the animals, some of which ended up in slaughterhouses. The conservancy ended the practice in 2003 and has since sent bison to Indian reservations for breeding and consumption. Today, about 180 bison live on the island. The animals are a major tourist draw and throngs of visitors take Jeep and Hummer tours through the rugged interior to take a peek at the wooly beasts. Conservancy spokeswoman Leslie Baer said there was great hope the Catalina bison would be genetically uncontaminated because they had been kept separate from domestic cattle. The conservancy plans to test every bison next year to see if any are purebred. “We don’t stand out as we thought we did,” Baer said. “But we still don’t really know what the rest of our herd look like.” The Catalina bison had not been genetically tested before, so the researchers took blood samples from the animals that were rounded up and sent to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 2004. DNA analysis found 45 percent have a domestic cow as an ancestor. Although cattle genes were not detected in the remaining bison, scientists cannot say for sure they are not hybrids because of the limits of the DNA tests they performed. Once on the brink of extinction, bison are often held up as a conservation success story. Of the estimated 300,000 bison in North America, the vast majority are mixed. In the United States, fewer than 5,000 bison are known to lack cattle genes, according to geneticist James Derr of Texas A&M, who co-authored the study. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Alicia Chang THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Long thought to be purebred, the wild bison of Santa Catalina Island in fact have a little bit of cow in them, the first DNA analysis of the animals found. Nearly half of the 98 American bison shipped off the island in 2004 have cattle genes that were passed on through the mother. Catalina bison were believed to be purer than those on the mainland because they lived in isolation on the island since the 1920s. last_img read more

Everton predicted XI: Toffees to name strong line up against Middlesbrough in the League CupEverton predicted XI: Toffees to name strong line up against Middlesbrough in the League Cup

first_img 25. Ramiro Funes Mori (Centre back) 11 1. Joel Roubles (Goalkeeper) – find out who else makes our predicted line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above – Click the arrow on the right to see who else is expected to line up against Middlesbrough 11 9. Arouna Kone (Forward) 11 11 5. John Stones (Centre back) 19. Gerard Deulofeu (Right wing) – Gerard Deulofeu signed for Everton for £4.3m – they later sold him back to Barcelona for £10.5m 11 15. Tom Cleverley (Centre midfield) 11 11 18. Gareth Barry (Centre Midfield) 11 11 23. Seamus Coleman (Right back) 10. Romelu Lukaku (Forward) 32. Brendan Galloway (Left back) 11 20. Ross Barkley (Left wing) 11 Everton face Manchester United-conquering Middlesbrough in the League Cup on Tuesday night.Roberto Martinez’s side are in good form, having not lost since September 19 and with only Manchester City of the big teams remaining, the League Cup represents a realistic chance of a trophy for Everton.As a result, Martinez is likely to field a strong side for the quarter-final tie at the Riverside Stadium.Captain Phil Jagielka is definitely still out, along with Steven Pienaar, while midfielders James McCarthy and Gareth Barry are facing late fitness tests.Click the arrow above, right, to see who is likely to line up for the Toffees this evening.last_img read more

Europa League: UEFA consider request to move Man Utd v Liverpool kick-off timeEuropa League: UEFA consider request to move Man Utd v Liverpool kick-off time

first_img The second leg on March 17 is set for a 6pm start at Old Trafford 1 UEFA is evaluating Trafford Council’s request to move the Europa League clash between Manchester United and Liverpool back from its scheduled 6pm kick-off time.Last week’s last-16 draw threw up a mouth-watering clash between the long-term north-west adversaries – the first time they will face one another in continental competition.The first leg takes place at Anfield on March 10 at 8.05pm, but the return fixture on March 17 is slated for a 6pm start at Old Trafford.It is understood the scheduled timing of the St Patrick’s Day fixture has led Trafford Council’s safety advisory board to contact European football’s governing body requesting it is put back.UEFA confirmed to Press Association Sport that it has received the council’s letter on the matter and is currently evaluating its merits.United are also reportedly in favour of moving the tie from the current 6pm start and Trafford Council is expected to make a statement on Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more


first_imgAr mhaith leat a bheith i d’aisteoir i Ros na Rún?Tá siad ar thóir an chéad réalt mhór Ghaeilge eile.Tá dráma Gaeilge TG4 ‘Ros Na Rún’, ar thóir aisteoirí nua Gaeilge. Má tá cúpla focal agat agus suim agat san aisteoireacht, seo é do sheans a bheith páirteach i gceann de na sraitheanna drámaíochta is mó sa tír. Tabharfaidh aisteoirí faoin seit céanna is a thug Stephen Fry, seit ar a mbíonn aisteoirí a bhfuil aithne mhór orthu anois – go deimhin féin cá mbeadh an lucht féachana gan Séamus, duine de mhór-charachtair an tsobalchláir agus atá ann le seacht mbliana déag. Is go leor scéalta móra le teacht, bí cinnte go dtabharfar dúshlán na n-aisteoirí nua agus leis sin beidh deis acu cur leis na scileanna atá acu.I measc na scéalta ó chuaigh an sobalchlár ar aer, bhí an chéad phóg homaighnéasach ar theilifís na hÉireann, scéal faoi dhéagóir a bheith ag iompar clainne, dúnmharú, drugaí agus mealladh na mban agus na bhfear!Le scéalta maithe ag teacht aníos ar an mbaile beag, tá foireann Ros na Rún ag cuardach aisteoirí fir agus aisteoirí mná don chéad séasúr eile.Reáchtálfar éisteachtaí ar seit Ros na Rún sa Spidéal i gCo. na Gaillimhe. Beidh Gaeilge líofa riachtanach do gach uile pháirt.Reachtálfar éisteachtaí ar an:Dé Luain 14 agus Dé Máirt 15 Aibreán 2014Má tá suim agat éisteacht a dhéanamh, seol do CV chomh maith le grianghraf a tógadh uait le déanaí chuig Ros na Rún i dteagmháil leat ina dhiaidh sin maidir leis na héisteachtaí. Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil, glaoigh ar 091 558400.AR MHAITH LEAT A BHEITH I D’AISTEOIR I ROS NA RÚN? was last modified: April 8th, 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:acting rolesAR MHAITH LEAT A BHEITH I D’AISTEOIR I ROS NA RÚN?TG4last_img read more