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  • Jamaica face Canada in Under-17 friendlies

    first_imgThe Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has finalised plans for two friendly international games between Jamaica’s Under-17 and Canada’s Under-17 team here later this month.Following on the heels of two friendly games against the United States of America (USA), which Jamaica lost 3-0 on November 2 and 4-0 on November 6, the Jamaicans will continue preparation for the CONCACAF Under-17 tournament next year that serves as a FIFA World Cup Under-17 qualification.A release from the JFF stated that: “President of the Jamaica Football Federation Captain Horace Burrell is pleased to announce that in keeping with the federation’s commitment to give quality preparation opportunities to the National Under-17 team, Canada’s National Under-17 men’s team will be in Jamaica November 25-29 for two practice games.”The two teams will play at the Wembley Centre of Excellence in Clarendon on Sunday, November 27 and Winchester Park, St George’s College, on November 29.”These games follow on the recent two international games involving the USA Under 17 team which allowed the technical staff to see the Jamaican team against quality opposition as they prepare for the CONCACAF round of qualifiers to be held in April 2017,” the release concluded.Jamaica’s national Under-17 head coach Andrew Edwards says that he is looking forward to what he expects to be tough games against Canada.”We know that Canada is another tough opposition. they are not as good as the USA team, but they have a good programme and resources, so we are looking forward to both games,” Edwards told The Gleaner yesterday.”It is important to show better results than those against USA recently. The results are always a good morale boost, but we always have aims and objectives for these friendly games,” he also said.Edwards indicated that there won’t be a lot of changes for the upcoming friendly games against Canada. “We may be looking at a few new players but not a lot for the games.”Meanwhile, the Canada soccer men’s national Under-17 coach Paul Stalteri says it will be two good games for his team.”These will be two good international matches against a team we watched in (Caribbean) qualifying earlier this year,” said Stalteri on their website. “They are a typical Jamaican team: fast, strong, and physical. We will need to adapt quickly in a hot environment.”last_img read more

  • Stephen Curry ready to see LeBron James even more often

    first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs FILE – In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry goes to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, during the second half of Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland. Curry can only imagine the intensity level of the Lakers-Warriors rivalry now that LeBron James has landed in L.A. After four straight NBA Finals against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time defending champion Golden State will get four matchups against James during the regular season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Stephen Curry can only imagine the intensity level of the Lakers-Warriors rivalry now that LeBron James has landed in L.A.After four straight NBA Finals against James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, two-time defending champion Golden State will get four matchups against James during the regular season.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “And a whole new-look Laker team with some of the young kids. It should be fun, the Bay Area and L.A. and the whole thing,” Curry said Monday in a sit-down with The Associated Press while hosting his annual elite camp at Ultimate Fieldhouse. “When I first got into the league Oracle would be buzzing any time the Lakers came in. There probably will be a revolution of Laker fans that are going to try to creep in but I hope Bay Area and Dub Nation we keep control of that competition because we’re on top right now.”The schedule is set to be released later this week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Curry is eager to have new teammate and dominant big man DeMarcus Cousins healthy and recovered from surgery on a torn left Achilles tendon, which will give Golden State five All-Star starters on the floor together. Cousins has never been to the playoffs and can now chase a championship alongside fellow All-Stars Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.“It’s interesting because nobody going into free agency thought about DeMarcus as an option then all of a sudden he found his way onto our team,” Curry said before getting in an on-court workout of his own. “So for us to have a new dynamic, a new look, whenever he’s fully healthy it should be amazing. I think we got better. Obviously we lost some pieces that were very vital to us winning a championship but you’ve got to evolve, you’ve got to find different things to focus on as you’re trying to repeat, so it should be exciting.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins After winning a second straight NBA title and third in four years, it’s another whirlwind summer for two-time MVP Curry, whose season was interrupted several times by injuries. He has a newborn son, Canon, and is hosting his Under Armour “Stephen Curry Select Camp” this week for top high school players — including two girls for the first time, one being his father Dell’s goddaughter, Cameron Brink, from Beaverton, Oregon.Later this week he will again play in the Web.com tour’s Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hawyard. He has an indoor putting green at home as well as a swing simulator that has helped him leading up to the event given he also is busy with three young children at home.“Am I getting any sleep? I’m getting the right amount of sleep for having a month-old son, my wife as well,” Curry said. “There aren’t really many expectations when a new baby comes, but my golf game is in decent shape. I haven’t played as much as I’d like to leading up to the tournament. I have a full swing golf simulator in my house now that’s helping me prepare. Actually I’m getting in trouble because at home I sneak into that room way more than I should just because it’s right there and I get my little swings in. I would say my preparation level is adequate enough to play well and hopefully play better than I did last year.”ADVERTISEMENT San Sebastian pulls away to beat Mapua; Capobres gets career-high LATEST STORIES View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

  • Shrinking foreign reserves spell trouble for Guyana – audit firm

    first_img…says problem compounded by overdraft, increasing Govt debtOver the past year, reports from the Bank of Guyana and even the Finance Ministry itself have painted a worrying picture about Guyana’s rapidly depleting foreign reserves.According to audit firm Ram and McRae, this problem is still not being addressed by the Government.In its annual publication Budget Focus, the audit firm referenced Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s announcement in his budget speech that Guyana’s international reserves will go from US$581 million to a forecasted US$477 million.According to the firm, which was founded by noted anti-corruption activist and Accountant Christopher Ram, this situation is a matter for concern. Despite theRam & McRae’s 2019 Budget Focus publicationimplications of depleted reserves for Guyana’s future, the firm lamented, Government is not paying any attention to the issue.“A ballooning (Government accounts) overdraft and increasing debt domestically coinciding with depleting reserves internationally is a recipe for trouble even with first oil approaching,” Ram and McRae noted.Besides these worrying indicators, Ram and McRae acknowledged the Finance Minister’s announcement that the balance of payments are projected to go from a deficit to a surplus of US$15 million.ReservesA report earlier this year from the central bank had indicated that Guyana’s net foreign reserves, held by the bank in foreign currency notes, has fallen to its lowest point since 2008. It is a road that took the reserves from a high point of US$825 million in 2012 to US$498.5 million as of March 2018.A perusal of the Bank of Guyana’s statistical abstract shows that from the lows of US$298.8 million 10 years ago, Guyana’s foreign reserves were built up to 2012’s high point. And then it started dropping, declining to $751.2 million in 2013 and $652.2 million in 2014.The slide continued the year after, with the foreign reserves being recorded at US$594.7 million at the end of 2015, before picking up in January of 2016 and being recorded at US$621.1 million. While the year 2016 saw the reserves fluctuate, it never strayed below the US$450 million mark until the end of the year.It is in 2017 that the reserves plunged well into the US$500 million range. By November of last year, the reserves were recorded at US$562 million. And as of March 2018, for the first time since 2008, the net foreign reserves fell to below the US$450 million benchmark.Nor are the foreign reserves the only thing that have declined. According to the bank’s statement of assets and liabilities, its total assets as of March 28, 2018 were $206.4 billion. This includes $1.9 billion in gold reserves, $82.1 billion in capital market securities, and $5.6 billion in money market securities.This is a reduction from the gold reserves the bank recorded in June 2017. According to the bank’s Half Year Report last year, it had $4.8 billion worth of gold in its foreign holdings as assets.Indeed, the gold reserves have steadily been declining with each passing year. At the end of 2016, the bank had $7.4 billion in gold, while at the end of 2015, the gold reserves stood at $14.2 billion. At the end of 2014, the Bank of Guyana had $25 billion in gold as assets.In the case of total assets, that has also seen a marked decrease.At the end of 2014, total assets were $207.9 billion. The sum decreased in 2015, as it was recorded as $188.7 billion in December of that year, before recovering by 2016 year end to $220 billion. At June 2017, total assets were $221.8 billion, before the drop recorded this year.last_img read more

  • Former Traffic Chief appointed new E Division Commander

    first_imgE Division (Linden- Kwakwani) now has a new Police Commander at its Headquarters in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). Superintendent Ramesh Ashram took over from senior Superintendent Linden Lord, commencing duties on Wednesday.New E Division (Linden- Kwakwani) Commander, Superintendent Ramesh AshramThe new Divisional Commander, who is a former traffic chief, has 30 years’ experience in the Guyana Police Force (GPF). He has outlined plans to continue along the path of working along with the citizens of the community in the fight against crime. Speaking with this publication on Friday, Ashram cited the 20 per cent decrease in crime, which the Division recorded this year, noting that the crime-fighting strategies of the GPF will be maintained.In highlighting issues faced by the Division such as rape, domestic violence, assault, petty theft and welfare issues, the new Commander indicated that it is a “relatively a quiet area”. He pointed out, however, that there is a trend as it relates to issues, such as rape, which are being reported in the riverine Kwakwani area. The new Divisional Commander asserted, however, that there is a presence of Community Policing Group (CPG) members and Rural Constables who assist the Police in the area.He added that there is an open-door policy and residents can feel free to visit or call him at the Divisional Headquarters regarding any complaints. Ashram further outlined plans to have Police sergeants conduct community outreaches in their respective districts as he noted that he is in the process of assessing, prior to implementing plans and strategies. One such plan, he highlighted, is the re- introduction of once-a-month mass patrols.The new Divisional Commander pointed out that in the meantime, there are regular ongoing lectures at schools on topics such as road safety and that those with ranks who are trained to facilitate the Drug Addiction Reduction Education (DARE) programme. He also outlined plans to continue social programmes such as the Scout initiative.In looking at the programmes already ongoing in the Division, Ashram said the Police 24- hour roadblock initiative at Bamia, which commenced in April along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, is one which has been welcomed by residents and has proven to be very effective. He noted that there is also a 24-hour vehicular patrol in Linden.Ashram also explained that while there will be challenges, he plans to overcome them given his 30 years of experience.last_img read more

  • Colony hosting playoff tourney, playing on road

    first_imgIn boys’ basketball title games at Colony, Kaiser meets Ontario Christian at 8:15 p.m. Thursday for the D4-AA title. At 8:15 p.m. Friday, Twentynine Palms takes on Buckley in the D4-A title game. In boys’ basketball semifinals tonight (all games are at 7:30 p.m.), Arroyo Valley will meet St. Bernard at El Segundo High School in D2-AA. In D2-A, Norco meets Ocean View at 7:30 p.m. at Roosevelt High School. Colony High School will be playing host to four CIF-Southern Section title basketball games this week. Ironically, none of them will include Colony. Colony is involved in the postseason festivities, though. On either Friday or Saturday, Colony will meet Silverado in the girls’ Division III-A basketball final at the Long Beach Pyramid. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img In girls’ basketball semifinals tonight, Etiwanda meets Miller in D2-AA at at Fontana High School. Also, Diamond Ranch will play Norco in D2-A at Corona Santiago and Ayala meets Perris in D2-A at Paloma Valley. Playing for a title tonight in girls’ water polo is Redlands. The Terriers meet Murrieta Valley in D5 action at 6 p.m. at the Belmont Olympic Pool. In boys’ soccer semifinals today, Yucca Valley is at Calabasas Viewpoint in D6. In girls’ soccer semis today, here are the matchups: (D1) Esperanza at Upland; (D2) Redlands East Valley vs. Newhall Hart at College of the Canyons; (D4) Serrano at Torrance Bishop Montgomery and La Salle at Granite Hills; (D6) Woodcrest Christian at Ontario Christian. All matches are at 3 p.m. except for Woodcrest Christian-OCHS at 5 p.m. and REV-Hart at 5:30. last_img read more

  • Adagala risks FKF sanctions after taking KPL to court

    first_img0Shares0000FKF CEO Robert Muthomi (right) exchanges pleasantries with Muhoroni Youth chair Moses Adagala. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 30 – Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has warned Muhoroni Youth chairman Moses Adagala of sanctions if he fails to withdraw the case he filed against Kenyan Premier League at a Kisumu court.Adagala filed a petition suing Kenyan Premier League for slapping him with a four month ban from attending the KPL matches, following an incident that occurred May 13, where he is accused of leading fans to invade the pitch during a league match against Ulinzi Stars. “In the event that you fail to withdraw the case as advised, the matter shall be referred to the National Executive Committee of FKF who may prefer sanctions against you,” FKF warned.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) Adagala and his Muhuroni Youth club were also fined Sh200, 000 each.In a letter dated August 29 addressed to Moses Adagala, FKF says the chairman went against the FIFA and CAF rules of taking football matters to ordinary court and ordered him to immediately withdraw the case.“We have been notified by the Kenyan Premier League that you have filed a case in the High Court sitting in Kisumu requesting for a judicial review of the decision rendered by the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee of the Kenyan Premier League in regards to the decision made on August 16th, 2017,” part of the letter signed by FKF CEO Robert Muthomi read.“Please note that as a member of Football Kenya Federation and according to the FKF constitution Article 67 paragraph 1 and 2 you are prohibited from taking football matters to ordinary courts and in fact you should submit to the jurisdiction of FIFA, CAF or FKF,” the letter added.“Please take not then that recourse to ordinary courts constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA and FKF statutes. Therefore you are hereby advised to withdraw the court case that you have filed at the High Court in Kisumu and subject it to the judicial structures of FKF within seven days,” FKF ordered.last_img read more

  • Malibu schools remain closed because of fires

    first_imgMALIBU – All public schools remained closed today in Malibu as firefighters worked to contain a 3,800-acre fire that damaged or destroyed some two dozen homes and businesses and prompted hundreds of evacuations. A community meeting was planned for 7 tonight at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Drive, at which officials will brief residents on evacuations and road closures, the city of Malibu reported. Another community meeting is planned for to start at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Agoura/Calabasas community center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Further fire-related information is available online at www.malibu- ca.gov. The so-called Canyon Fire, which began about 4:50 a.m. Sunday, may have been sparked by power lines felled by strong Santa Ana winds, authorities said. Gusts to 60 mph pushed the flames into canyons dotted with multimillion-dollar homes. American Red Cross shelters remained open at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave.; and at Pacific Palisades High School, 15777 Bowdoin St., and at Malibu High School, 30215 Morning View Drive. PCH remained closed between Topanga Canyon and Kanan Dume. Malibu Canyon and Topanga Canyon roads were closed between PCH and Mulholland Highway.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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Three people suffered minor injuries, the county fire department reported. About 1,500 people were evacuated Sunday as the flames tore through brush and began jumping from rooftop to rooftop. Malibu Presbyterian Church was among the buildings destroyed. Among the homes destroyed was the Kashan Castle, also known as Hodge Castle, a 10,500- square-foot hilltop landmark built in 1978. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who declared a regional state of emergency because of the wildfires burning around the Southland, toured the area yesterday, and said significant progress had been made. He also said the firefight was smoother than the effort in 2003, when a fierce fire tore through more than 17,000 acres in Malibu, destroying more than 300 homes. Classes were canceled today at Pepperdine’s Malibu campus. City Hall was closed yesterday, and remained closed today to the public. However, city staff will be on hand to respond to urgent matters, the city reported. last_img read more

  • Mourinho is a FANTASTIC manager who will adapt to Man U – Ancelotti EXCLUSIVE

    first_imgCarlo Ancelotti says Jose Mourinho will adapt to the culture of Manchester United and prove a big success at Old Trafford.The Portuguese boss is expected to be named head coach at Old Trafford in the coming days, following the sacking of FA Cup winning boss Louis van Gaal – although complications concerning his image rights are currently holding up the completion of the deal.Although Mourinho is a proven winner with an elite managerial record across the last decade, concerns have been raised from fans and former players, including Eric Cantona, over whether Mourinho’s style of football is in keeping with United’s traditions.The 53-year-old is well regarded as being nothing more than a defensive coach, who has turned big teams into sides who have no desire to play attacking football, but Ancelotti believes this is a bad description of a manager who adapts to the team he is currently in charge of.Speaking as a guest on Hawksbee and Jacobs, the incoming Bayern Munich boss said: “I think he is a good fit [for United]. Mourinho is a fantastic manager. He has won everything everywhere.“Mourinho takes care of the characteristics of the player and puts on the pitch a system where the players are comfortable.“In Inter, for example, he issued a defensive style because they had a really strong defence. But at Real Madrid they played fantastic attacking football. His team before I was there scored more than 100 goals in one season.“This wedding will be really good for Manchester United and also for Mourinho because Manchester United is a top club.”CARLO ANCELOTTI: Quiet Leadership (Portfolio Penguin) is out now.last_img read more

  • Liverpool to sell eight players this summer: Are these the Reds to be sold?

    first_img 8 8 7. Jordon Ibe – Although Ibe featured 41 times last season, the general consensus is he just hasn’t kicked on as much as his potential suggests he could. With Jurgen Klopp packing his squad with proven quality, he’s out of favour now and a £15m move to Bournemouth appears to be the best option for all parties. Liverpool have handed Jurgen Klopp a huge new contract at Anfield, but his next task is to cut the chaff on Merseyside.New signings Loris Karius, Joel Matip and Sadio Mane are in, but their German gaffer has got to trim his team if he’s going to add more stars to his squad.According to the Daily Mirror, eight men are set to leave the club but who are they and what’s the latest news on their transfers out of the club?Click the right arrow above to find out…CLICK HERE TO SEE KLOPP’S IDEAL LFC XI FOR NEXT SEASON 2. Sergi Canos – The Reds have already accepted £2.5m bids from Bristol City and Norwich, after impressing with Brentford in the Championship last year. The Bees and Fulham also hold interest in the player and could rival the Robins and the Canaries for this signature. 6. Christian Benteke – A £32m outlay on the ex-Aston Villa man looks like being put down as another waste of cash by Liverpool, just like club-record signing Andy Carroll. Luckily for the Merseysiders, the increase in transfer fees this summer means they should be able to get most of their money back, with Crystal Palace bidding for his services. 8 8 3. Mario Balotelli – It was always a risky signing but no one could have predicted just how dramatic his failure at Anfield would be. The Italian striker was, four years ago, a star of Euro 2012. Now he’s a faded figure of his former self and likely to return to his homeland with his tail betwixt his legs. 8 5. Luis Alberto – Signed for £7m in 2013, he made nine Premier League appearances before loan spells with Malaga and Deportivo La Coruna in the last two seasons. Sevilla, who have already moved for Joe Allen, are also keen on the Spanish attacking midfielder. 8 1. Joe Allen – Click the right arrow above to see which other stars could leave Liverpool this summer… (and click here to see Jurgen Klopp’s potentially ideal LFC XI for next season) – Welsh midfield maestro Allen may have had a good Euro 2016 and may be a cult figure at Anfield as he morphs into Andrea Pirlo. This, though, doesn’t mean his place is assured on Merseyside and Sevilla have reportedly registered in his services, while Liverpool have also rejected an £8m bid from Swansea. 8 4. Lucas Leiva – An excellent servant for the club who will be fondly remembered by supporters, Lucas’ time at Anfield is soon to be over. A nine-season spell is set to end this summer as Turkish side Besiktas move in to sign the player. 8 8. Martin Skrtel – Just like Lucas Leiva, nine-season veteran Skrtel is set to leave this summer. Joel Matip has joined the club on a free transfer while another centre-back signing isn’t unlikely, leaving Skrtel facing an Anfield exit. Luckily Fenerbahce are already looking to sign him up.last_img read more

  • South Africa’s FNB opens in Tanzania

    first_imgSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material He added that while many banks already operate successfully in Tanzania, the market is large enough to accommodate another bank and that FNB’s products and services were well suited to the environment. 8 August 2011 “Having a physical presence here enables us to tap into one of the most attractive markets in East Africa with excellent economic growth and banking sector performance,” FNB Tanzania chief executive Richard Hudson said in a statement last week. “The roll-out of branches, products and services will be on a phased approach and will be tailored to the needs of the citizens of Tanzania.” Products suited to the market According to the statement, FNB is considering expanding its footprint into countries like Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda. FNB Africa chief executive Danny Zandamela said the bank believed that Tanzania’s demographic profile offered the perfect market for their innovative products and services. “FNB’s low-cost and convenient products such as cellphone banking will directly address market conditions in Tanzania,” he said. Hudson concluded that the bank was confident of success in Tanzania and remained committed to continually growing its business in East Africa. FNB will initially focus on establishing its footprint in Dar es Salaam with the intention of expanding its representation to all regions of Tanzania. In addition to branches and ATMs, the bank’s product offering will also include online banking and mobile phone banking. Beyond its South African home market, FNB currently operates in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia. The group was granted a licence to operate in Tanzania in March this year. South African financial services group First National Bank has launched in Tanzania with a fully operational branch in Dar es Salaam, and plans to open two more branches in that country shortly.last_img read more