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Patrick has big plans for Maverley-Hughenden

first_imgCoach of Maverley-Hughenden FC men’s senior team Anthony Patrick is not afraid to give young talent the chance to shine. He did it during stints at Waterhouse. And after three weeks in charge at neighbouring Maverley, he is looking to add a number of youth players to the roster during the January transfer market.”Definitely, I will be bringing in youth players. This is me. I won’t change. I always try to put schoolboys in the Maverley system once they have the quality. It is not about age. I have played a few 16-year-olds in the league,” Patrick told The Gleaner yesterday.Patrick has a good track record in schoolboy football. He guided Bridgeport High to Manning Cup titles in 2001 and 2006, the Walker Cup KO title in 2001, and shared the Olivier Shield with Glenmuir High in 2006.He went to Waterhouse and took with him several Bridgeport High stars such as Darren Mattocks, Kenardo Forbes, AndrÈ Clennon, and Theo Brown. They have all gone on to represent Jamaica at youth and senior levels.Mattocks currently represents Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer in the United States.When Patrick was hired by his new club on December 6, they had played 14 games in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) and were on 13 points. Now, three games later, the promoted team has moved from tenth position to seventh with 20 points, just two off sixth-place Arnett Gardens in the race for a top-six finish.”It’s a possibility that we can get there. Anything can happen,” Patrick said about the team’s chance of lifting the title.”We have some teams to play twice, and some teams at the top will drop points. The teams in the top four can be vulnerable at this time. We are here to compete, not just participate,” he added.”With five games remaining in the second round, our goal is to get at least nine more points. That would put us in a good position entering the third and final preliminary round,” Patrick calculated.MANAGEMENT IN SUPPORTPatrick has had a good look at the squad he inherited from the club’s former coach, Lijyasu Simms, and will be looking to bolster it with as many as 10 players when the window reopens next week.”We are looking at bringing in about six senior players, plus four quality schoolboys, to fill positions when the window opens in January,” he disclosed. Patrick declined to identify any of his targets but revealed that the aim is to expose young talent so that the club would be able to benefit financially.With players coming in, some contracts of the current squad will be terminated to make way for the new arrivals.”The club’s management is in full support of my plans, so they are working on getting the new players in,” he disclosed.Maverley-Hughenden will next play second-place Tivoli Gardens when the Red Stripe Premier League resumes after a two-week break on Sunday, January 8.last_img read more

Rescue Ganta Immediately!

first_imgThe deadly Ebola virus is raging unstoppably in Liberia, ravaging lives and disrupting life as we knew it, including our already fragile economy.Our ever alert Nimba Correspondent Ishmael Menkor told the nation Friday that within the last 48 hours the virus had claimed 10 lives. This is indeed alarming, and calls for a rapid response, lest Ebola overtakes not only Ganta, one of the nation’s largest commercial hubs outside the capital, Monrovia, but the whole of Nimba County as well.There have already been many deaths in Sanniquellie, Nimba’s capital, in Saclapea and in Tappita, some of the county’s leading towns.  To date, there have been 105 suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola deaths.  The situation is so bad that County  authorities have suspended one of the most important economic activities—the weekly “market days” in various towns.  The reason, to limit people from distant towns and other places,   including other counties, coming into close contact with one another, as happens on all market days throughout Liberia.Ever since Dr. George Way Harley, the ingenious American Methodist missionary doctor, built the Ganta Hospital, it has been a blessing not only to the Nimba people but to many from southeastern Liberia and even Bong County as well.  Dr. Harley came to Liberia in 1926 as part of the Harvard Medical Expedition, and once he set foot in Ganta, he never left.  He built the Ganta Methodist Mission, the hospital, including a nursing school, and a leper colony, to help people in that part of Liberia afflicted with leprosy.But today, Ganta Methodist Hospital is down.  It has been hard hit by Ebola, leading many of its staff to shun their duties for fear of catching the virus.  They would not have had to do that had they been equipped with the personal protective equipment (PPE) required in such a dangerous health and medical environment.  But Ganta Hospital seems to have been forgotten.  We cannot understand why the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH) has not undertaken a rapid response to this hospital, which for decades has been, before the Chinese built the  Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Tappita, the main medical institution in Liberia’s second most populous county—Nimba.ArcelorMittal, the iron ore giant operating the mines in Yekepa, is building Ebola treatment at the Ganta Hospital, but it has been slow to complete.  Nor is there any indication of the rapid supply of equipment, PPEs and other necessities demanded by such a facility at such a critical time, when lives are being lost on an hourly basis to a deadly, incurable virus that now seems  clearly now out of control.We do not know why it has taken the iron ore giant so long to complete the Ebola treatment facility.  Nor do we know how long it will take the MOH to send in the equipment and supplies required to make the facility effective.This brings us immediately to the doorsteps of United States military and medical contingent which President Barrack Obama has graciously deployed in Liberia to help us defeat Ebola.  We know that it will take them time for all of their men, equipment and supplies to arrive and be made ready for deployment, but we appeal to Major General Darryl Williams, head of the contingent, to visit Ganta ASAP.  This visit will enable him and his health and medical team to understand the urgency of the situation and engineer a rapid response to halt the Ebola carnage.General Williams has already met with Defense Minister Brownie Samukai and reassured him that they are here to help defeat the virus.   We pray that the Defense and Health Ministers will help speedily to facilitate the General’s visit to Ganta, in order to organize and implement a rapid response to this looming catastrophe in Nimba County.       Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rosignol cyclist killed by speeding Policeman

first_imgA West Bank Berbice (WBB) man was killed on Saturday evening after he was struck down by a speeding police officer on the Rosignol Public Road.The dead man has been identified as 43-year-old Damon Baron, a minibus driver, of Rosignol Village, WBB. Guyana Times understands that the accident occurred around 18:50h.According to reports, a police constable, attached to the Fort Wellington Police Station, was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway in motor car PWW 5999, allegedly at a fast pace, when the vehicle collided with the rear of Baron’s bicycle.As a result of the impact, the cyclist fell onto the roadway and sustained injuries.Dead: Damon Baron He was subsequently picked up by the rank and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital in an unconscious state.Baron was treated and later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for further treatment. However, he succumbed to his injuries around 06:45h Sunday.Family members, who were at the New Amsterdam Hospital on Saturday evening, related to this newspaper that the man had just parked his bus and was riding his bicycle when he was hit.They related that after receiving news of the accident, they rushed to the scene and saw Baron lying on the Public Road in a pool of blood. According to family members, shortly after a police pick-up arrived and took the injured man to the hospital.It was alleged that the Police rank had left the scene after hitting Baron, but returned about 10 minutes after and then transported him to the medical facility.Hospital sources say that the man suffered injuries to the head.Meanwhile, the Police Force said that the officer, who was driving his personal vehicle at the time of the accident, was taken into custody where a breathalyser test was conducted on him, but no trace of alcohol was found.The rank remains in Police custody assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

Trackers hitting the road for tournament in Prince George

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers are on the road this weekend for a tournament in Prince George, and will be lacking one of their key players.Trackers coach David Johnston says that Connor Bowie will not be in the line-up this weekend, after getting called up to play with the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks. Bowie has the second-most points playing for the Trackers this season with 14, behind Aiden Craig-Steele. Johnston says that Cayden Frenett has been brought up from Fort St. John’s Tier 2 Midget team in Bowie’s place, but that the team’s game won’t need to be tweaked too much.Johnston added that the Trackers will need to change their game a bit when it comes to puck movement, as the tournament will be played on an Olympic-sized rink, which is 15 feet wider than the ice sheets at the Pomeroy Sports Centre.- Advertisement -The Trackers are facing off against the host Prince George Midget Tier 1 Cougars right this minute, the puck dropped at noon. Their second game is happening at 5:30 our team this evening when they play against the South Okanagan Zone team. Tomorrow morning at 9:30, the Trackers face off against Semiahmoo, before they face an as-yet undetermined opponent in the afternoon.last_img read more

Video: Gareth Bale’s cracker to down former employers Tottenham in Audi Cup

first_imgGareth Bale is set for a big season at Real Madrid, and he underlined why on Wednesday as he came back to haunt former side Tottenham in the Audi Cup.The Welsh forward pounced on a poor pass by Nabil Bentaleb to smash home from 25 yards, clinching a 2-0 victory for the Spanish giants in the pre-season tournament in Munich.Bale has been linked heavily with a move to Manchester United, but reiterated following the game that he is happy in Madrid and is hoping to assume a more central role this season.Real’s win means they will play Bayern Munich in the competition’s finale after Robert Lewandowski inspired the Bavarians to an easy win over AC Milan in the other semi-final.last_img read more

Everton injury blow! Jagielka set to miss eight or nine weeks

first_img1 Everton have been hit by a huge injury blow, with defender Phil Jagielka likely to be out of action for eight or nine weeks.The centre-half, who captained England against Lithuania recently, limped off during the weekend defeat to Arsenal with a knee injury and scans have reavealed he will be sidleined for about two months.Manager Roberto Martinez said: “The medial ligament is affected and it’s an injury that is quite straightforward. “It’s hard to tell [how long he will be sidelined for]. The medial ligament depends on what area there is damage to determine how quickly you can recover. “At the moment we are going to make sure he gets the right course of treatment. I wouldn’t expect anything longer than eight to nine weeks.”Martinez admitted the news was, in context, positive, after initially fearing Jagielka’s injury could have been a lot more severe.He added: “There is no other damage to the meniscus or the cartilage. The cruciates [ligaments] are very strong.“After the game, we expected the worst especially the way the injury happened and rotating the knee – it could have been anything.” Phil Jagielka limps off during Everton’s defeat against Arsenal last_img read more

Galaxy, Jones leave quietly; Fire advance

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.John Thorrington, a Chadwick School alumnus who calls the Palos Verdes Peninsula home and who once served as David Beckham’s backup when he played for Manchester United in England, was the star of Sunday’s show. After a remarkable day for Galaxy goalkeeper Joe Cannon that saw him save nine laser shots on goal, it was a simple chip shot over his head by Thorrington in extra time that finally gave the Fire a 1-0 victory. The win left Chicago with the eighth and final MLS playoff spot and ended the Galaxy’s late-season playoff bid. The Galaxy had gone 5-0-2 in its previous seven games to set up this unforeseen showdown on the season’s final day, but were left battling unwanted emotions. “Anger, frustration, a combination of both in spite of the run at the end of the season,” veteran midfielder Peter Vagenas said. “We put ourselves in that position. That’s what we need to focus on. “I’m a firm believer – and I’ve said this when we won championships – that at the end of the year, you are where you should be. Maybe we are where we should be.” Certainly, the Fire deserved Sunday’s victory. They completely outplayed the Galaxy, outshooting them, 22-5. Having played Thursday at home and then flying to Chicago, the Galaxy looked leg heavy and uninspired. The Fire, which hadn’t played in a week, only needed to tie to advance. The Galaxy had to win, yet Chicago was continually the attacking team. “Tonight, I almost felt like we were a second-division club team and they were Chelsea,” Cannon said. The game featured the MLS’ two biggest, highest-paid starts, Cuauhtemoc Blanco of the Fire and Beckham of the Galaxy. That, too, proved little contest. Blanco started and proved a dynamic playmaker, taking five shots on goal and twice making nice crossing passes that ultimately were blocked by Cannon. Beckham returned for 22 minutes Thursday after missing 11 games with a knee injury, and played the final 32 minutes here. He gave the Galaxy brief life as they finally began to attack, but seemed to tire. “We’ve had a good run the last (seven) games, but I’m disappointed we couldn’t take it further,” Beckham said. “We need to step up in situations and today was tough.” Sunday also marked the final game for Jones, who has said he would retire at the end of the season. It proved an unremarkable final game, Jones not particularly sharp with his passing and not getting a shot off. Afterward, he would not speak to the media. “You can’t really explain what soccer meant to Cobi,” Galaxy coach Frank Yallop said. “He was devastated in the locker room. Really upset. That shows his character. He wants to do well, he wants to win. He’s been a legend for the Galaxy and U.S. Soccer.” stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOCCER: L.A. edged out of the postseason and retiring veteran is “devastated.” By Steve Dilbeck STAFF WRITER BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – In the end, it wasn’t dueling superstars or the last sighting of Cobi Jones or which team was hottest that determined the MLS’ final playoff team, but rather a late substitution. last_img read more

Scramble on for Liverpool fans after club handed 10,236 tickets for Europa final

first_imgThe scramble is on for Liverpool fans hoping to attend the Europa League final after it was revealed the club will be allocated just 10,236 tickets.The Reds reached the May 18 final after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Villarreal on Thursday night, but some fans are certain to miss out.Liverpool have 27,000 season ticket holders, but the final will be held at St Jakob-Park which holds just 35,000 fans.Fellow finalists Sevilla will receive the same allocation with a further 8,000 going to the local organising committee, national associations, commercial partners, broadcasters and corporate hospitality.Liverpool sold 32,000 tickets for Capital One Cup final in February and boss Jurgen Klopp says that the limited ticket availability won’t stop tens of thousands of from Merseyside heading to Switzerland.‘We go to Basle,’ said the German. ‘We take 50, 60, 70 thousand Liverpudlians with us, not in the stadium but in the city. Maybe 100 thousand.’ Liverpool reached the Europa League final after beating Villarreal 3-0 at Anfield 1last_img read more

SOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE

first_imgULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE  Fanad United and  Drumkeen United meet this afternoon to see who will meet Letterkenny Rovers in the Donegal News USL Cup Final in a few weeks. Letterkenny Rovers advanced to the final after a 3-2 away win over Kildrum Tigers on Saturday. Rovers goal scorers were Davitt Walsh, Chris Malseed and Garbhan Grant.  Just one game was played in the 4 Lanterns  Ulster Senior League this weekend, Swilly Rovers were comfortable 5-0 victors over Bonagee United- Marty McDaid and Laurance Toland amonst the goal scorere for Jason Gibson’s men. And two games were played in the DPD USL Division One- Bonagee United defeated Swilly Rovers 1-0 and Kildrum Tigers overcame Letterkenny Rovers by 3 goals to 0. FIXTURESunday 1st July Ko 2pm DONEGAL NEWS USL CUP SEMI FINALFanad United v Drumkeen United ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEWednesday 4th JulyDerry City v Letterkenny RoversBuncranna Hearts v Fanad UnitedDrumkeen United v Cockhill Celtic Bonagee United v Kildrum Tigers  RESULTS,4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEBonagee United 0-5 Swilly Rovers  DONEGAL NEWS LEAGUE CUP SEMI FINALKildrum Tigers 2-3 Leterkenny Rovers DPD DIVISION ONEBonagee United 1-0 Swilly RoversLeterkenny Rovers 0-3 Kildrum Tigers Photos below are from Bonagee United v Swilly Rovers gameSOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE was last modified: July 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUElast_img read more

MAN WHO HAD JAW BROKEN IN LETTERKENNY ATTACK GIVES EVIDENCE VIA VIDEOLINK FROM AUSTRALIA

first_imgA CO Galway man who suffered a broken jaw in an attack while he was in Co Donegal working has given evidence in the trial of two local men charged with assault.Carpenter Mark Smyth, from Ballinsasloe, gave evidence to Letterkenny District Court via video link from Australia during an 8am hearing this morning.Before the court are 28-year-old Shane Diver, 45a Glencar Park, Letterkenny, and 22-year-old Conor McGowan, Windyhall, Letterkenny. Diver faces two charges of assault while McGowan faces three charges.In his evidence to the early morning hearing – set at 8am to facilitate Mr Smyth, Garda Sean Duffy said that on the 1st of July 2011 at Letterkenny Garda station at 2pm three males reported that they had been assaulted at the station house hotel on the 29 June.They were John Kelly, Mark Smith and Enda Carthy from Ballinasloe.They had been working in Letterkenny for a week as carpenters by trade.At 8.30pm on June 28th they left the Station House Hotel where they had been staying and went to the Brewery Bar for food and a pint.Then they proceeded to the Voodoo bar for more drink. While there got speaking to a male of thin build about 6ft tall wearing a blue t- shirt and a gold and silver chain around his neck.This person talked to Mark Smyth, Smyth couldn’t understand his accent so asked his friend Enda Carty to engage in conversation with him. The conversation was about work.They continued socialising and went to the ink nightclub upstairs in the voodoo. Enda Carty met the man again upstairs in the nightclub and they bought each other a drink each.Enda Carty then left Voodoo early and returned to the hotel. But he had forgotten his key and walked back towards Voodoo to meet his two friends.He met up with them and they made their way to the Station House. John Kelly walking slightly ahead of two other Galway men turned around noticed three males running a bit of a distance away.Suddenly Enda Carty got a fist in the back of the head. A stand off ensued and an argument began.The three injured parties tried to reason with the other males, said the Garda, asking the the male in the blue t-shirt and gold chain that had been drinking with Enda Carty why their friend had hit him.Then another male landed on the scene and there was possibly another male in a car nearby. This all took place around 3.40 am on the Pearse Road beside the Station House Hotel.Mark Smyth, after a short period of time trying to talk to the males, received a strike to the right hand side of his face on his jaw.The next thing Smyth remembered was going into the Station House. Memory was hazy after receving the blow, he said.John Kelly received two punches from two separate males. Enda Carty received the initial punch in the back of the head while walking to the hotel, the court heard.Carty then confirmed in his statement that he received 2 or 3 other blows from the other males.The Galway men then ran into the hotel to escape the melee, said Garda Duffy.In his evidence via video link, Mark Smyth confirmed most of the evidence of what Garda Duffy said.He said he had ten to 12 pints on the night and that he was “well oiled.”He said he sustained a broken jaw from the attack and had to have surgery to put a wire in his jaw. He also lost a tooth.He said: “I woke up the next morning after the attack and my pillow was covered in blood.”He confirmed he went to work the next morning but after two hours realised there was something “seriously wrong” with him and he went to casualty.He was later taken to Altnagelvin hospital for surgery.Mr Carty and Mr Kelly have flown in from Madrid to give evidence later.The trial before Judge Paul Kelly is continuing this afternoon.Mr Diver and Mr McGowan deny all the charges. At hearing.* COMMENTS ARE CLOSED ON ONGOING COURT CASESMAN WHO HAD JAW BROKEN IN LETTERKENNY ATTACK GIVES EVIDENCE VIA VIDEOLINK FROM AUSTRALIA was last modified: February 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:MAN WHO HAD JAW BROKEN IN LETTERKENNY ATTACK GIVES EVIDENCE VIA VIDEOLINK FROM AUSTRALIAlast_img read more