JC, STETHS clash for Olivier Shield

first_imgThe traditional battle for all-island schoolboy football supremacy will take place at the Stadium East field today.ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) will square off against ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup winners St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) for the Olivier Shield. Kick-off time is 2:30 p.m.The Miguel Coley-coached JC, unbeaten in the Olivier Shield since 2012 will be seeking three titles in a row to go with the Manning Cup three-peat they completed two weeks ago.JC enter today’s match in a very confident mood after their 1-0 win over arch-rivals St George’s College in the Manning Cup final. JC lack the stars of last year but have made up for that with supreme team play.”I love to design systems and stuff. I am a personality coach. This year, we probably didn’t have any superstars, but we have persons who can play football and with the management team to back it we just go out there and give it our all, Coley told The Gleaner recently.Today is expected to be another tactical battle for the Shield with some of Coley’s key charges including Donovan Dawkins who led the way with a semi-final brace and a superb title-winning goal in the Manning Cup, goalkeeper Jahmali Waite and captain and defensive rock Allando Brown.Meanwhile, the well-oiled blue and yellow STETHS machine will be seeking to claim their first Olivier Shield since 1999. Tactician Omar Wedderburn will be looking to pull out all the stops to no doubt win one of the trophies which has eluded him.He has so far won the 2010, 2013 and 2015 daCosta Cup and the Ben Francis KO six straight times from 2010 to 2015.Among their key players today will be midfielder Shawn Genus, forward Romario Wright and defender Neville Graham who will no doubt be looking to put in a team effort in the absence of leading goal scorer Michael Kerr who will miss today’s final due to injury. Kerr has scored 32 goals this season with 29 coming in the daCosta Cup.last_img read more

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Haunting defeat?

first_imgThe Knights kept a stranglehold of third spot with an 89-79 drubbing of the Jose Rizal U Heavy Bombers, after the Altas zoomed to a fourth straight win at the expense of Mapua, 88-71.The Blazers’ worst fears came to life when an inspired but already out of it Emilio Aguinaldo College squad escaped with a gutsy 69-67 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe results meant the Knights kept third spot with a 10-4 record. The Altas, still on a high following their stunning upset of Lyceum last week, improved to 9-5 for fourth, but the Blazers, in the midst of one of their finest seasons since 2014, fell to fifth a full game behind with an 8-6 record.Kim Aurin poured 23 points and dished out four assists, while Jielo Razon finished with 19 markers on four triples for the Altas. Prince Eze had another big game with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ayo scores first victory Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Letran and Perpetual Help revved up their chase for a Final Four berth, but another contender, St. Benilde, faltered in a defeat that could come back to haunt the Blazers late in the NCAA Season 94 basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentscenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “We want to keep on winning to reach the Final Four,” said coach Frankie Lim, the architect of the Altas’ stunning turnaround this season.The Altas, however, face a steep climb with potential banana skins against San Sebastian and Emilio Aguinaldo next week, before they battle Letran and San Beda in their last two games.“We are playing Baste (San Sebastian College-Recoletos) next week then EAC (Emilio Aguinaldo College) and those games are must-win,” Lim added.It was JP Magullano who spoiled the Blazers’ fightback with a crucial basket over Clement Leutcheu with over a minute remaining. Magullano had 14 points with half of which coming in the last five minutes as the Generals ended a seven-game slide.“This game was also important to us because if we lost, we would be in last place,” said EAC coach Ariel Sison, whose team jacked up its record to 3-11, just a game ahead of last placed JRU.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association to offer defenceman clinics

first_imgAll players in the Atom (Kinsmen), Pee Wee rep (A and B), Bantam, Bantam Rep, and Midget groups will skate on the December 2 session at the Pomeroy Sport Centre from 7-8 p.m.The December 9 clinic will also be at the Pomeroy Sport Centre from 7-8 p.m. To be eligible players must be participating at the Atom (Pimm’s), Atom House, or Pee Wee House level.The clinics are free, however you are required to register. Those wanting to take part are encouraged to send an email to Richard.Calliou@cnrl.com. You’re asked to provide the player’s name, division, and team name in the email.- Advertisement -Only the first 30 players to register will be accepted.last_img read more

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Chelsea transfer latest: Blues youngster Jeremie Boga joins Granada on loan

first_imgChelsea have sent promising midfielder Jeremie Boga on loan to Granada.The 19-year-old has been tipped for a bright future at Chelsea but is yet to break into the first team at Stamford Bridge.He spent last season on loan at Rennes and impressed during his 27 Ligue 1 appearances, scoring twice.Rennes and Marseille had both hoped to take the teenager back to France this summer but they have missed out to Spanish side Granada.After agreeing a season-long loan with the club, Boga told their official website: “I am very excited to start working with Granada and to play in the Spanish league.“I hope to help the team as much as possible and to continue growing as a player and enjoy the new project of Granada.” 1 Chelsea starlet Jeremie Boga celebrates a goal during his loan spell at Rennes last season last_img read more

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Leeds complete signing of Patrick Bamford from Middlesbrough

first_img LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Leeds, who appointed former Argentina and Chile boss Bielsa in June, signed Jack Harrison on loan from Manchester City on Monday having added defender Barry Douglas from Wolves for an undisclosed fee over the weekend.Chelsea pair Lewis Baker and goalkeeper Jamal Blackman both arrived on season-long loan deals earlier this month.Bamford could make his debut in Leeds’ Championship opener against Stoke on Sunday.You can listen to the action live on talkSPORT from 4.30pm.  LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Bamford has left Boro 1 targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland ✍ | Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Patrick Bamford on a four-year deal— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 31, 2018Bamford began his career at Nottingham Forest and made two substitute appearances before being signed by Chelsea aged 18 for £1.5million in January 2012. He failed to make a first-team appearance at Chelsea and had loan spells at MK Dons, Derby, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, Norwich and Burnley.Middlesbrough paid £6million to seal a permanent move for him in January 2017 and he scored 13 goals in all competitions last season, including a hat-trick against Leeds at the Riverside in March. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ center_img LATEST moving on IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Leeds have announced the signing of Patrick Bamford from Middlesbrough in a deal worth £10m.The 24-year-old striker, formerly of Chelsea, has signed a four-year contract with the Whites and becomes new manager Marcelo Bielsa’s fifth summer signing. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets REVEALED last_img read more

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GARDA OMBUDSMAN TO INVESTIGATE DIG FOR MISSING MARY

first_imgThe site at Cashelard which Gardai dug up in the search for missing Mary Boyle. Copyright Donegaldaily.The Garda Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the digging up of an area suspected to contain the body of missing Mary Boyle.The search for the missing seven year old has been one of the biggest mysteries in Irish history since she went missing in Cashelard near Ballyshannon in March, 1977.Claims that a clump of hair and some clothing were protruding from ground in the area were never investigated by Gardai. However a scanning company, Scantech, carried out a survey of the area and found the earth had been moved and something possibly lay beneath the surface.The Sunday World newspaper carried an article on the findings and days later a team of Gardai carried out a huge dig of the area using digger machines.Now Mary Boyle’s twin sister Ann Doherty claims any evidence in the area could have been destroyed by the team of up to ten Gardai.She made a complaint to the Garda Ombudsman and she has now been contacted to say a full statement on the matter will be taken from her. Ann said “I welcome this investigation and hope that some explanation is given for this inexplicable dig and the apparent lack of scientific consideration and respect for the crime scene.” GARDA OMBUDSMAN TO INVESTIGATE DIG FOR MISSING MARY was last modified: November 10th, 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:CashelarddigGarda OmbudsmanGardaiMARY BOYLEmissinglast_img read more

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‘DONEGAL TUESDAY’ PUNTERS FACE CRITICISM OVER ‘BOOZE CULTURE’

first_imgSTUDENTS who took part in the so-called ‘Donegal Tuesday’ in Galway have faced a barrage of criticism online.Gardaí were out in force in Eyre Square last night to prevent disorder.Officers say the vast majority of people taking part in the unofficial rag week event were well behaved. And C2 Security, which provides door staff for Galway’s pubs, said there had been no bother throughout the day, even praising those taking part.However Social Media went haywire with people criticising the event.“Disappointed with image of #donegalgaa on 9 news tonight, what idiot came up with the idea of #DonegalTuesday?” asked one Donegal GAA fan on Twitter.“These same people will be out next week protesting that they can’t afford to eat because they are poor students. Where do they get the money?” asked one of the many critics on Facebook. The event wasn’t criticised by everyone however.People from other counties bemoaned the fact that they didn’t have a special booze day for them.And Donegal footballer Mark McHugh Tweeted his support.He posted a pic of a queue outside a pub and wrote: “9.45AM outside The Hole In The Wall Galway today! Only can mean one thing! #DonegalTuesday Love to be down! #Jealous pic.twitter.com/TNw6JLstUv.” ‘DONEGAL TUESDAY’ PUNTERS FACE CRITICISM OVER ‘BOOZE CULTURE’ was last modified: February 19th, 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:DonegalTuesdaydrinkfeckGalwaylast_img read more

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Joe Crispin rides Noble Nick to C.J. Hundley-Humboldt County Fair Marathon win

first_imgFerndale >> Given a perfectly-timed trip by veteran jockey Joe Crispin, Noble Nick validated his status as the even-money favorite by taking command on the final turn and powering away for a 4-3/4-length victory in the 64th edition of the $20,775 C.J. Hindley-Humboldt County Marathon Handicap as the Humboldt Fair closed its 121st horse race meet on Monday.Content to track pacesetter Sir Vronski through more than two and a half laps, Crispin moved Noble Nick off the rail, confronted the leader …last_img read more

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How to Tell an Evolutionary Story

first_imgThanks to Science Daily, we now know that “Evolutionary Origin Of Mammalian Gene Regulation Is Over 150 Million Years Old.”  The proof is easy.  It is so easy, in fact, that no proof is necessary.  One can merely assume it is true.  Trust them; they are scientists, after all.Here is how the E word evolution was used in the article:The findings, reported online in Nature Genetics, have provided new insights into the evolution of genomic or parental imprinting and epigenetic regulation in mammals.Imprinting is thought to have evolved because of genetic conflict that influences the allocation of resources from parents to offspring.The apparent absence of genomic imprinting in monotremes and presence in eutherians and marsupials suggests that imprinting has evolved at the boundary of monotremes and therians’ divergence. Interestingly, imprinting evolution paralleled the apparition of the placenta and implantation.Hence, it is possible that imprinting and placentation co-evolved in the therian ancestor.The next stage is to look for the IGF2-H19 locus in another branch of mammals’ evolution…Recent evidence suggests that therians diverged from the egg-laying monotremes like the platypus approximately 180 million years ago, and then split into the eutherian and marsupials infra-classes around 150 million years ago.Hence the … consortium will concentrate its efforts in obtaining the sequence of the monotreme IGF2 locus to provide further insights into the imprinting evolution and the mysteries of gene regulation in these curious creatures which carry mammalian, bird-like and reptilian characteristics.Apparently the members of the consortium felt it superfluous to explain how the gene regulatory toolkit emerged through a random process of mutation and selection.  Science Daily was satisfied.  It summarized the paper by saying, “Scientists … have found that a complex, highly conserved and extremely important mechanism of controlling genes is over 150 million years old.”Evolution is such a wonderful story.  It explains everything.  It conjures up such marvelous apparitions of mythical worlds in the far distant past.  Evolution is so versatile.  It mixes things up rapidly but then saves other things for 150 million years.  Who would have ever thought up such things.  Aren’t you glad we have the shamans to comfort us with their hidden wisdom?  Think how hard life would be if we actually had to think for ourselves.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Remembering Mandoza: Kwaito star 1978 – 2016

first_imgCD AndersonKwaito king and crossover hit-maker Mandoza passed away on 18 September 2016; his death follows a diagnosis of pharyngeal cancer a year ago. A consummate live performer, Mandoza appeared live for the last time at the SABC’s Thank You concert in Johannesburg a week before his death.He leaves behind a prolific body of work that included the smash hit Nkalakatha, loved by South Africans from all walks of life.Born Mduduzi Tshabalala in Zola, Soweto in 1978, Mandoza took his stage name from a popular 1990s cartoon character, Fat Dog Mendoza. His name was first heard as part of Chiskop, one of the groups at the forefront of kwaito’s rise in social consciousness during the early 1990s. Mentored by kwaito pioneer and impresario Arthur Mafokate, Mandoza began his solo career in 1999.Together with producer Gabi le Roux, he released the album Nkalakatha (kwaito slang for top dog) in 2000. The title track topped the charts on both black and white radio stations.The song, with its distinctive riff, catchy chorus and Mandoza’s street tough vocal delivery, become one of South Africa’s first genuine post-democratic crossover classics, an almost unofficial national anthem. It was heard across the country and the world. From international sporting events to shebeens, clubs and boerejols alike, Mandoza got all South Africans dancing, together.He sang in a number of local languages, including English and Afrikaans, which further cemented his wide appeal across the racial and language divide.Remembering his collaborator, Le Roux highlighted Mandoza’s unifying factor, telling IOL how the singer had the ability to find audiences even among the most “right-wing and racist” communities and making them think a little more about the rest of the country. “We can take Mandoza as an example that a good song and an artist like that can bring us together,” Le Roux added.A multiplatinum best-seller, Nkalakatha helped Mandoza sweep the 2001 South African Music Awards. He won five awards, including Song of the Year and Best Male Vocalist.While he never again reached the heights of the song that made him a household name in South Africa, Mandoza was nonetheless prolific and successful in his post-Nkalakatha career. He released an album a year between 2002 and 2011, including Godoba, Tornado and his popular collaboration with singer Danny K, Same Difference.In 2004, he was voted the 77th Greatest South African in a nationwide poll, alongside boxer “Baby” Jake Matlala and Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer.Mandoza’s son, Tokollo Tshabalala, told SABC how proud he was of his father’s personal and professional accomplishments. “My dad died a proud man because he had everything he wanted in life. Every time he’d tell me that he never got a chance to spend time with his dad‚ so all he ever wanted was to raise his children.”Following his death, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa spoke about how Mandoza had contributed immensely to nation-building through his music: ” (Mandoza) detailed his experiences, the mistakes he had made, and encouraged his audience to reach for their dreams, give back to their communities once successful.”Mandoza is survived by his wife, Mpho, and his children.#RIPMandoza: Twitter reactsGlad to have been part of the Generation that witnessed his greatenes. #RIPMandoza pic.twitter.com/yyuh96MzMP— Tlatsa video out!! (@PrinceMopheme) September 18, 2016Too many memories going through my mind tonight #RIPMandoza ? pic.twitter.com/0SDOU6O16H— Danny K (@dannykmusic) September 18, 2016Another music legend gone far too soon… Our thoughts are with all his loved ones. Rest In Peace #RIPMandoza pic.twitter.com/Gd9wQP0bnF— Mi Casa (@MiCasaMusic) September 18, 2016Really saddened to hear the news. Thank you for uplifting me and millions of others with your music. #RIPMandoza #Nkalakatha— Shaun Pollock (@7polly7) September 18, 2016#RIPMandoza Another legend gone too soon.— Gareth Cliff (@GarethCliff) September 18, 2016Five of Mandoza’s greatest hitsChiskop – KlaimarMandoza – Uzoyithola Kanjani; from his 1999 debut 9-II-5 Zola SouthM’du and Mandoza – 50-50Mandoza – TornadoMandoza and Danny K – FridaySource: ENCAWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

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