‘Tull’ on high after derby hat-trick

first_imgArnett Gardens FC striker Kemal ‘Tull’ Malcolm attributed his good scoring form in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) to hard work and dedication.The diminutive player struck a hat-trick in his team’s 3-2 win against rivals Tivoli Gardens in the second round.Malcolm scored his goals in the 27th, 36th and 85th minutes, while Tivoli responded with goals by Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson (3rd) and Junior Flemmings (51st).Malcolm’s three goals, which pushed him to nine this season – behind Dino Williams of Montego Bay United (13) and Rivoli United’s Cory Burke (12) – were overshadowed by a fiery game at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex last Sunday.The former St George’s College Manning Cup star troubled the Tivoli backline with his pace, skill and dribbling throughout the game and was duly rewarded with his first hat-trick of the season for the reigning RSPL champions.He was naturally pleased with the Man of the Match performance that pushed Arnett into third place in the 12-team standings, on 32 points from 18 games.”Well, when you can score a hat-trick in a derby game, it says a lot, because you train hard during the week and come out and get three points, so the only thing you can do is thank God, as He is the one who makes everything possible,” Malcolm told The Gleaner after the game.STAYING FOCUSED”I’m just gonna keep focused and continue doing the hard work in training. To be honest, [a] big game like this is one of the easiest for me. Playing against top players brings out the joy in me,” he shared. “It is easy for me, but when you go on the field, you have to bring your ‘A’ game.”He added: “It is a great feeling to score three goals that helped the team to win the game. Well, hard work and dedication is what we do, as in the first game [against Tivoli], there was a lack of concentration. We led 2-1 and they came back and scored two late goals,” Malcolm noted.”[This time] we stuck to the task and followed the coach’s (Jerome Waite) instructions and got the three points. We finished the game on a high, and that was what we wanted. This is the first time this season that we’ve won three games straight, so it says a lot for us.”Next year, we are going to get back a couple top players like Marvin Morgan Jr and AndrÈ Clennon, so we should get stronger,” he predicted.Waite also had high praises for the player.”He is on top of his game, and it is good to get another player – otherwise from Sterling (Newton), who got a four-timer – to score a hat-trick. Malcolm has been knocking on the door by creating a lot of chances and assisting, so it was a good one for him,” said Waite, who has guided Arnett to three Premier League titles.last_img read more

Regional cricket’s top two clash at Sabina

first_imgCaptains Paul Palmer Jr and Leon Johnson of the Jamaica Scorpions and Guyana Jaguars, respectively, are both expressing confidence heading into their WICB First-Class Championship top-of-the-table clash at Sabina Park today.Undefeated Jaguars are putting their 100 per cent win record on the line against second-place Scorpions, who after a defeat in their opener away to Barbados Pride, has rebounded to post three straight wins.”It should be a very good game of cricket,” said Palmer, whose team will be going for three from three at Sabina Park this season.”We are at home, and whenever we are at home, we are always confident, and put our best foot forward.”Scheduled for a 10 a.m. the encounter will see Jamaica attempting to build on victories over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Windward Islands Volcanoes and Leeward Islands Hurricanes.last_img read more

Leicester train rolls on

first_imgLONDON (AP): The expectation is that the rails will come off Leicester’s title challenge and Manchester United will get back on track. Little goes to the script in this Premier League season. But Manchester United’s problems with scoring at home won’t go away, with boos again ringing out at Old Trafford yesterday after the hosts were stunned 1-0 by Southampton. Leicester went three points clear at the top – for 24 hours at least before Arsenal host Chelsea – by beating Stoke 3-0. And Manchester City slipped further behind the pacesetters by drawing 2-2 at West Ham. Jamie Vardy, having set the record for scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games earlier in the season, ended a goal drought exceeding 10 hours for Leicester. Danny Drinkwater and Leonardo Ulloa scored either side of Vardy’s 66th-minute goal. A first-ever Champions League qualification for the central England club seems less fanciful by the week. Manchester United went an 11th home game in a row without scoring in the first half and then conceded after the break when Charlie Austin netted on his Southampton debut. “It was a poor performance, of course, because football is not only defending but also creating chances, and we didn’t create,” van Gaal said. United remain fifth, but are now five points behind Tottenham, who came from behind to win 3-1 at Crystal Palace. A moment of individual brilliance saw Tottenham go in front with 10 minutes to go. Dele Alli, one of the breakthrough stars of the season, flicked the ball up and back over his own head before volleying into the bottom corner. The biggest scoring game of the day was on the east coast with a nine-goal thriller, including two in stoppage time. After Norwich threw away a 3-1 lead in the second half to Liverpool, Sebastian Bassong thought he had secured a 4-4 draw, but in the fourth minute of injury time, Adam Lallana scored his first goal of the season to clinch a 5-4 victory for 7th-place Liverpool. POOR PERFORMANCElast_img read more

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

first_imgDialogue Among Peace Messengers: Peace Entrepreneurship-Part 1By Gwendolyn S. Myers/Founder &Executive Director, Messengers of Peace-Liberia Inc (MOP)We may have heard the expression “one can’t live on air”. To rephrase this this old adage, we all have to work for a living as according a Liberian expression, there is no food for the lazy man. Peace messengers across the globe have been advised at one time or the other that Peace Advocacy is not lucrative and who feeds on it anyway.  Peace, according to our lexicon is people’s work. Together, we are all responsible for the ingredients that can sustain peace.Whether we are talking about conflict resolution, non-violence, peace advocacy, or we are working on peace consolidation and sustainability, dialogue and mediation, we need resources to make peace relevant.  Youth are still under represented in peace work and in leadership positions and it is time for young people to get involved.Peace work is hard work as it entails showing entrepreneurship from top to bottom. We need funds to under our programmes and projects. We also need the support of young people to get involved. Last week, we recruited ten volunteers to support our peace programmes. This week, our volunteers would be required to commence different peace programmes.Messengers of peace have to survive; therefore, we painstaking devote our energy to volunteerism, strategic partnership and fundraising. For the remainder of the year, our attention would be placed on the implementation of several programmes like The Wheel-Youth Dialogue and Mediation; Children Deserve Peace and Security, Peace Summer Camp for Children, Youth Peace Dialogue Writing Competition and enhancing youth participation in the 2017 elections through Research, Radio, Street theatre and mobilization of young people.We anticipate commencing our peace entrepreneurship programme soon through the use of digital media, new technology such as the solar system and going back to the roots.The future of this country would be determined by how well we manage not just our resources, governance, but how much we invest in peace. It is no coincidence that the theme for this year International Day of UN Peacekeepers that is “Investing in Peace around the globe”.We take this opportunity to commemorate this day and to express our gratitude to all who paid the ultimate price to ensure peace in Liberia. According to the UN Secretary-General,Mr. António Guterres “Countless lives have been saved and improved by UN peacekeeping over the past seventy years; countless families ravaged by war have been given a new start”.There is need for improved intellectual and financial resources in peace so as to confront the challenges of ad hoc peace initiatives. Peace entrepreneurship is gaining momentum and we would like to see more youth based and youth led organization involved in peace advocacy in Liberia.Peace entrepreneurship is one area where we are very optimistic to get results that would make Liberia a safe, secure and peaceful place for young people. It is our expectations that Peace Entrepreneurship would yield some dividends and create jobs or facilitate young people to start their own peace business.And until next week we come to you with another an interesting article on “Peace Entrepreneurship-Part 2”, it is peace above all else, peace first, may peace prevail in our time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Calm after the storm

first_imgNEW YORK – The six-day siege of angry and disgruntled travelers at JetBlue’s Kennedy airport terminal appeared to ease Monday as service desks functioned more smoothly and customer calm prevailed despite flight cancellations. The beleaguered company said it was canceling almost a quarter of its flights Monday but planned to restore full operations today, a week after a Valentine’s Day snowstorm created a travel meltdown that virtually paralyzed JetBlue. The service breakdown “was absolutely painful to watch,” David G. Neeleman, the company’s founder and chief executive, said Monday. He said the storm problems led to other problems, including an overwhelmed reservations system and many of the company’s pilots and flight crews being stuck away from where they were needed. The company didn’t have a system in place to track the stranded crews and reroute them, something JetBlue is working to rectify, Neeleman said. Even though the terminal was orderly Monday, Colonese said that based on what had happened, “I don’t think I would fly with JetBlue again.” The crisis, which centered around the popular cut-rate airline’s New York hub, was old news to some passengers arriving from other cities. “It’s not that big a deal,” said Lily Gilbert, of Eugene, Ore., who said her flight from Portland to JFK was only slightly delayed. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! JetBlue spokesman Sebastian White said Monday’s cancellations helped make sure all flight crews had legally mandated amounts of rest before flying again, and gave the airline the time to get equipment to the proper places. He said planes were being repositioned Monday afternoon in order to be ready to go this morning. While JetBlue was making its own analysis, one travel expert suggested that the airline had brought the crisis on itself by trying to do the right thing for its passengers despite the wintry weather threat. “Most airlines don’t try to operate when there is an ice-storm problem – they’ve learned that it’s better to cancel all flights at the outset and then try to get back to normal operations as quickly as possible,” David Stempler, president of the Washington-based, member-supported Air Travelers Association, told The Associated Press on Monday. On Monday morning, Dawn Colonese, of New Haven, Conn., arrived at JFK with her husband and two daughters – on their way, they hoped, for a Florida vacation. Trying on Sunday to confirm the flight, Colonese said she first got a recorded message saying the system was overloaded; then was disconnected. Finally she was able to record a complaint, and an apologetic airline representative returned her call five hours later. last_img read more

Huddersfield to hold on to Premier League defender

first_imgBournemouth defender Elliott Ward is set to extend his loan deal at Huddersfield this week.The 30-year-old found himself deemed surplus to requirements at the Premier League new boys so joined the Terriers last month.The former Nottingham Forest and Norwich centre-back has made five appearances in the last three weeks but his initial loan is up on Wednesday.However, Huddersfield have an option to extend the deal and boss Chris Powell is keen to keep him at the club for longer. Elliott Ward 1last_img

Ex-striker SLAMS Arsenal’s dressing room culture: ‘Players are too COMFORTABLE!’

first_imgFormer Arsenal striker Alan Smith has slammed the ‘culture’ in the Gunners dressing room, saying the players are ‘not pushed enough’ and are ‘too comfortable’.Supporters have been vocal in their frustration of the team this season after seeing another Premier League title bid go up in smoke, and they made their opinions clear with a mass protest at Thursday’s clash against West Brom.TV cameras showed large areas of seats unfilled, with reports claiming around 2,500 season ticket holders returned their tickets for the game – which ended 2-0 thanks to an Alexis Sanchez brace.The win kept Arsenal in third place and boosted their hopes for a Champions League spot, yet that won’t be enough to sate fans’ need for silverware. Back-to-back FA Cup wins seemed to have merely paved over the cracks – it’s the Premier League they want.And former Gunners star Smith insists the attitude of the players needs to be addressed before they have any chance of ending the club’s 12-year wait for a league crown.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Smith – scorer of over 100 Arsenal goals – said: “I think the culture at the club is all wrong.“I don’t think the players are pushed enough. I don’t think there are enough fingers being pointed, even between the players in the dressing room.“I don’t think there’s enough confrontation between the lads – it’s all a bit too comfortable.“That’s got to change.”Alex Ferguson tasted almost success after success in his time in charge of Manchester United, and wasn’t afraid to give his players the notorious ‘hairdryer treatment’.And Smith suggests Arsene Wenger has been too soft on his stars during his 20 year reign, and concedes it may be time for a change in the hotseat.He added: “I’m not calling for Wenger’s head, he’s done so much for the club, but 20 years is a long time to be there and maybe he and the board should come to a mutual decision.  “Listening to the same voice for so long, sometimes it can go in one ear and out the other.” Arsenal’s stars have come under-fire from fans for their failure to maintain their title charge this season 1last_img read more

Nottingham Forest sign Portugal Under-21 ace on season-long loan

first_imgNottingham Forest have completed the loan signing of Gil Bastiao Dias, the Championship club have confirmed.Dias joins Forest on a season-long loan deal, with the club having the option to make the signing permanent at the end of next season. EFL result Macclesfield set for further EFL sanctions after Plymouth match is called off Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Latest EFL news goalless Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Dias becomes Forest’s fourth signing of the summer, following Michael Dawson’s return to the City Ground on a free transfer from Hull, and the arrivals of Dias’ Portugal Under-21 team-mates Joao Carvalho, signed permanently from Benfica, and Diogo Goncalves, brought in from the same club on a loan deal. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack ‘close’ Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place impact Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues center_img Dias spent last season on loan at Fiorentina GREAT NEWS Dias joins Forest on loan from Monaco stalemate ROUND-UP 2 CONFUSION REPLY The 21-year-old winger, who has represented Portugal at youth level from Under-18 to Under-21, joins from Ligue 1 side Monaco, whom he joined for around £4.5m from Braga in 2015.He spent last season on loan at Fiorentina in Italy, scoring two goals and creating a further two in 27 Serie A appearances. Orient chief gives update on manager search after ‘unfortunate’ Fletcher sacking Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2last_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012

first_imgMCLAUGHLINThe death has taken place at her residence of Mary ‘Peggy” McLaughlin of Newtowncunningham, and formerly of Mullaney, Burt. Remains reposing at her residence.Her funeral takes place following 11 o’clock requiem mass in St Aengus’ Church, followed by burial in Burt Cemetery.MCGEE The death has taken place at Brindley Manor Nursing Home, Convoy of Lizzie McGee, formerly of Mullafin, and 8 Ard Colmcille, Letterkenny.She will repose overnight at St Patrick’s Church, Drumkeen.Funeral Mass tomorrow (Weds) morning at 11am, followed by burial in the family plot.MONAGHANThe death has taken place at St Josephs Hospital, Stranorlar of Maisie Monaghan, 34 Woodlawn Drive, Stranorlar and formerly of Main Street, Pettigo.Removal from her late residence this (Tues) evening at 5.15pm to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Pettigo at 6.30pm.Requiem mass tomorrow (Weds) morning at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012 was last modified: June 12th, 2012 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)last_img read more

GALLIGAN TO RAISE ATTACKS ON ELDERLY WITH MINISTER BURTON

first_imgLocal Labour candidate, Christy Galligan, will raise the recent problem of attacks on elderly people in Donegal with Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, when he meets her later this month.Former Garda Christy GalliganGalligan has requested the meeting with Minister Burton to discuss his initiative, CEART – Community Effective Action Response Teams.The plan aims to tackle the problem by mobilising local communities and liaising with local Gardai. He says: “This is a major issue for many elderly people across Donegal and something must be done at Government level so that these people feel safe in their homes again. I look forward to outlining the situation in detail to Minister Burton shortly and asking for her co-operation in confronting the problem head-on.“Specifically, I will be seeking to discuss with Minister Burton the recruitment of people in Garda districts as Community Officers and I will be asking whether it is possible to facilitate the recruitment of these Officers through one of the Department of Social Protection’s job activation programmes, such as Jobskills or Gateway.”He added that in order for CEART to work properly, we need the participation from the relevant statutory bodies, which he will also be discussing with Minister Burton.“The aim of each Community Officer will be to ensure that each elderly person is visited at least once every other day and at night to see what, if any, their requirements are and interact with them. “Based roughly on the Garda Districts, each area layout will have a number of dedicated and trained Community Officers, and they will be given training to ensure that the goals outlined from the Board are achieved. They will also be vetted by the authorities.“I presented CEART to the 1,200 people who attended the last meeting on this issue in Manorcunningham and I have been heartened by the positive response to date. I look forward to relating the views and concerns of people in Letterkenny and beyond to Minister Burton when I meet her over the next few weeks, and to keeping people informed of my progress on that front.” GALLIGAN TO RAISE ATTACKS ON ELDERLY WITH MINISTER BURTON was last modified: March 9th, 2014 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:attacksChristy GalliganelderlyMinister Joan Burtonlast_img read more