Undefeated Cornwall College a point away from D’Cup semis

first_imgWestern Bureau:Champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and the red-hot Cornwall College lead the charge for a place in the semi-finals of the 2016 ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition this afternoon, each needing just a point to cement their spots.In addition, the four to advance will also compete for the Ben Francis Knockout trophy, with STETHS seeking a seventh straight lien on a title they have won six years in a row going back to 2010.They may still, however, be smarting from last Saturday’s sudden death penalty shoot-out loss to Wolmer’s in the FLOW Super Cup, and no better way to get them back in prime form than having their number-one target on the line.STETHS will take on Petersfield in Santa Cruz, and all season head coach Omar Wedderburn has been trumpeting his school’s love affair with the daCosta Cup. Therefore, a strong performance is on the cards, which means the third-place team in Zone R, Petersfield High (3pts), could be in for it this afternoon.Vere Tech (3pts) and Fair Prospect (0 points) will compete in the zone’s other fixture at the Wembley Community Centre.”We want to win all the trophies on offer but we have a special place in our hearts for the daCosta Cup. That is the big one and we intend to defend it with everything we have,” Wedderburn said.Things could get rather interesting if STETHS fail to defeat Petetsfield and Vere manage a win over Fair Prospect, which would mean that goal difference would be employed to select the zone winner.There should be no such issues for the high-flying Cornwall College. They will tackle Manchester in a top-of-the-table clash in the first of two matches at Jarrett Park at 1 p.m. Rusea’s and Lennon will meet in the second match at that venue starting at 3 p.m.Cornwall are still on a high, after beating Clarendon College in the FLOW Super Cup semis, with their leading goal-getter Jourdaine Fletcher on fire approaching 30 goals in all competitions so far this season.They remain undefeated in the season, with head coach Dr Dean Weatherly hailing his charges as mature and confident ahead of the clash.”We are beginning to come into our own. The players are maturing in front of our eyes. I think we can go really far,” he said.Manchester, however, could spring a surprise, but the odds are that Cornwall will book their ticket to the semi-finals at the end of the day.Today’s matchesCornwall College vs Manchester at Jarrett Park 1 p.m.Rusea’s vs Lennon at Jarrett Park 3 p.m.STETHS vs Petersfield at STETHS 3 p.m.Clarendon College vs Spot Valley at Juici Beef Complex 3 p.m.Ocho Rios vs Glenmuir at Drax Hall 3 p.m.Dinthill vs Paul Bogle at Dinthill 3 p.m.Little London vs Steer Town at Frome Sports Complex 3 p.m.Vere Tech vs Fair Prospect at Wembley Community Center 3 p.m.last_img read more

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Murray scores 22 as Nuggets beat Jazz

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Leonard, Aldridge lead healthy Spurs past Nets Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, left, reaches up to block a shot by Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray in the first half of an NBA basketball game. APDENVER — Jamal Murray scored 13 of his 22 points in the first quarter and the Denver Nuggets overcame the ejection of Nikola Jokic to beat the Utah Jazz 107-83 on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time).Jokic had 13 points and seven rebounds before getting tossed in the fourth quarter. Wilson Chandler and Gary Harris scored 15 apiece to help Denver win its third in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Despite the rout, Jokic got tangled up with Jonas Jerebko early in the fourth and was called for a flagrant 2 foul and ejected from the game.The Jazz cut it to 13 after Jokic left, but Murray converted a three-point play and Trey Lyles had a driving dunk to push the lead to 90-72 with 5:38 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDerrick Favors had 20 points, and Jerebko and Donovan Mitchell each scored 13 for the Jazz.The Nuggets showed no sign of complacency after big road wins at Portland and Golden State last weekend. They used a 12-0 run late in the first quarter to take a 13-point lead, and another big run at the end of the second to lead 50-34 at halftime.center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Agatha Wong defends wushu title, scores 2nd gold for PH01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:14Carpio 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 Unlike the two meetings in Utah this season, Denver didn’t collapse in the second half. The Nuggets led by 21 less than four minutes into the third and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the second half to improve to 12-3 at home.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

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Batang Gilas arrives in China for Fiba U16 Asian Championship

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ — FIBA #Basketball (@FIBA) March 31, 2018The top two teams in each of the four groups will advance to the knockout quarterfinals and the top four teams will then go up to the 2018 Fiba Under-17 Basketball World Cup in Argentina on June 30 until July 8.Before leaving for the tournament, Batang Gilas lost to Far Eastern University Tamaraws in a tune-up game last Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Pass the ball Kai! 🏀 #FIBAU16Asia #BatangPilipinas👉https://t.co/MPPxqNHBQj pic.twitter.com/aZAM2Du0mY Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img San Miguel’s two MVPs Fajardo, Santos ‘make good music together’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Batang Gilas is grouped with Malaysia and Australia in Group B with all their games are schedule at Foshan Lingan Mingzhu Gymnasium.The Filipinos, who will be led by 7’1″ prospect Kai Sotto, face the Aussies on Wednesday. The team is coached by Michael Oliver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Batang Gilas. Photo from Fiba.comBatang Gilas has arrived in Foshan, China a few days before the tip-off of the Fiba Under-16 Asian Championship from April 2-8.The Philippine representatives landed in Foshan Saturday ahead of their first game in the group stages against Malaysia on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

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Province launches new course to offer support for Indigenous parents

first_imgFor more information, you can visit the Province’s website.Advertisement According to the Government, the new course, Parenting After Separation, offers Indigenous Families information about how they can honour their children while working through challenges like determining parenting time and child support. The Province says the course responds to an identified need for an accessible online course that reflects Indigenous peoples’ history and cultural perspectives. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia has released a free online course for Indigenous parents who are going through separation or divorce that can help them make decisions in the best interests of their children. center_img The course can be accessed as video, audio-only or text-only. – Advertisement -It features messages and advice from Elders, activities and quizzes, and can be completed at each learner’s convenience over three to four hours. last_img read more

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Southland officials strike agreement to clean up air

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! State and regional officials announced Friday an agreement to reduce air pollution from trucks, trains, construction equipment and ports. The state Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District agreed to reduce levels of nitrogen oxides by 76 tons a day, according to a statement from the two agencies. Nitrogen oxides are blamed for contributing to particulate pollution. The agencies said the reduction will be achieved by “stringent mandatory regulations as well as incentive programs.” These will involve heavy-duty truck fleets, locomotives, construction and other off-road equipment, and commercial charbroilers and wood-burning. The cuts will help the area meet a federal 2015 deadline to clean air in the AQMD region, which covers major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and all of Orange County. The area has an overall target of reducing emissions from 1,000 tons a day currently to 454 tons a day in 2014. The cuts will come from a mixture of incentive programs and new rules. “This agreement signals the dawn of a new day in cooperation between state and local air quality agencies,” Mary Nichols, chair of the Air Resources Board, said in the statement. Southern California has some of the country’s worst particulate air pollution. The pollution is made up of microscopic particles that can enter the body and cause respiratory diseases and other problems.last_img read more

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WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE KEVIN BRIDGES AT THE MILLENNIUM FORUM TOMORROW NIGHT

first_imgKevin Bridges with his favourite drink!HE’S Scotland’s funniest comedian.And tomorrow evening (Tuesday) Kevin Bridges will take to the stage at Derry’s Millennium Forum (7.30pm).Donegal Daily has one pair of tickets for the show. And your chance of winning them couldn’t be easier.Simply like Donegal Daily on Facebook and share this story with one friend and you are entered into the draw.Or simply ReTweet this story on Twitter and you’re in there!Good luck. Winner will be picked at midnight tonight.Usual terms and conditions apply. Two tickets for the Upper Circle. No cash alternative. WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE KEVIN BRIDGES AT THE MILLENNIUM FORUM TOMORROW NIGHT was last modified: July 20th, 2015 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:Donegal DailyKevin Bridgesticketswinlast_img read more

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Bakayoko rules out leaving Monaco for PSG – big boost for Premier League pair

first_imgChelsea and Manchester United have been given a major boost in their pursuit of Tiemoue Bakayoko after he ruled out joining Paris Saint-Germain.The midfielder has been one of Monaco’s best players this season and he had a pivotal role in their march to the Ligue 1 title.Chelsea and Manchester United have taken note of the France international’s performances and they have both been extensively linked with him.PSG had also been reported as potential suitors but, after helping Monaco beat them to the French title, Bakayoko says he cannot join them.“I can’t leave Monaco to go to PSG,” Bakayoko told French TV programme Canal Football Club.“It’s impossible, because I’ve just finished champion ahead of Paris. I can’t leave for a club that has finished behind me.“PSG is a club I carry in my heart because I’m a Parisian and I was a supporter of PSG, like my family. They initiated me.” Tiemoue Bakayoko is a wanted man 1last_img read more

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DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP HOLDS STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COURSE FOR YOUNG ATHLETES

first_imgDue to popular demand, Donegal Sports Partnership are organising a 2nd Strength & Conditioning course for coaches working with young athletes.The course tutor will again be Chris Galway; Chris has 15 years experience in working in strength and conditioning at club and provincial level. Chris is also accredited by the Australian Association of Strength and Conditioning, the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and is a tutor with Coaching Ireland.Closing date for return of completed application form (including booking fee) is Friday 2nd March; places are limited, so early booking is essential. Course Outline• Components of fitness• Windows of Optimal Trainability• Warm Ups and Strength, Agility and Balance • Injury causes and prevention• Resistance Training• Postural correction – correcting muscle imbalance• Plyometric training for injury prevention• Fitness Testing Date/Time: Saturday 10th March 2012, 10.00am – 4pmVenue: Optimal Fitness Gym, Unit 2-3, Enterprise Fund, Business Centre, Ballyraine, LetterkennyCost: €25 per head – includes light lunch and resourcesPlease contact Donegal Sports Partnership at 074 9116078 / 16079 or email info@activedonegal.com DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP HOLDS STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COURSE FOR YOUNG ATHLETES was last modified: February 7th, 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)Tags:DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPlast_img read more

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DONEGAL BOY’S DONATION STILL BRINGING LIFE TEN YEARS ON

first_imgWhen young Ballyshannon boy Ronan McGee died, his family family decided to donate many of his organs so that others could receive the gift of life.Here, in an emotional tribute to her younger brother, BBC journalist Elaine McGee reveals the sense of peace her family has received from making that decision. “It’s 10 years since my brother Ronan died at the age of 15. “His coat still hangs on the banister at the bottom of the stairs in the house we grew up in, just as he left it.“His posters, pictures and basketball medals are still on the walls of his bedroom. Two guitars and his school bag are there in the corner. Just as he left them.“Ronan died in March 2002 after having a brain aneurysm – a weak spot on a blood vessel which if ruptured, can prove fatal.“He had suffered an aneurysm once before as a young child, but had made a full recovery following treatment, with an optimistic assurance of a very slim chance of it ever happening again. “I was meant to be away at a birthday party the weekend it did happen again.“Instead, a typically broke student, I stayed at home and spent the day with my little brother.“The last time I saw him alive was when I left him sitting on the couch watching television.“Unknown to me, my final words to him were: “Goodnight, I’ll see you tomorrow.”“My mum found him the next morning. He slipped into unconsciousness shortly before the ambulance arrived and would never wake again. “He spent four days on a life-support machine in hospital.“It was very difficult to accept what we were being told as he appeared perfect. Normal breathing, flushed cheeks, he looked like he was sleeping.“But the doctors told my family that Ronan was brain dead and there was no chance he would survive.“My parents, Maureen and Charlie, were asked if they would consider organ donation. “The doctor approached us and mentioned the possibility,” my mum recalled.“And I remembered that Ronan and I had had a conversation during Eastenders which was running a storyline about donation at the time.“I asked him would he give his organs and he said yes, he would.“We made a joke of it then. Little did I know down the line we would have to make the choice but I am glad that we did.”“When you are facing every parent’s worst nightmare in losing a child, surely it must be a difficult decision?“It is hard but Ronan was so full of life, I was happy he could save somebody else,” my mum said.“He was such a generous person, he would have loved to give someone else the gift of life. I never regretted the decision.”“Ronan donated his heart, kidneys and liver. He could not donate his lungs because he was asthmatic. My parents chose not to donate his corneas.“We were going to donate the corneas, but he had lovely big blue eyes, so I just couldn’t do it. I found that one hard to do,” mum said.“The kidneys and liver recipients were in the Republic of Ireland. The heart recipient was in Manchester.“We were told the operations were successful and everyone was doing well afterwards.“Our family has never met them and we probably never will. But organ donation has helped with coming to terms with such a sudden and devastating death.“I haven’t checked on the recipients’ conditions in the last few years,” my mum said.“It’s such a long process and if you found out that person didn’t live either in the end, it would be very hard. For me, to get on with it, I can but hope those people are alive and enjoying their lives.“I still believe because of the organ donation, Ronan, in a way, lives on, and knowing he made such a difference, has helped so much.”“We did receive a letter from one of the people who had received a kidney from Ronan.“He was a man who had been on dialysis for many years. Now, after his transplant, he told us in his letter he was going on holidays with his family and he was so happy he could now do that when he couldn’t before.“My brother will never grow older. He never got to go to his formal, to college, or to fulfil his ambition of becoming an actor.“Every Christmas, every family gathering, and every day, he is the person that is always missing.“But in life, as in death, he always helped others and his organ donation is something my family can always be proud of and take comfort in.”Elaine’s article appeared on BBC News Online as part of a series on organ donation that is running on BBC Northern Ireland all this week. You can read more here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20390541DONEGAL BOY’S DONATION STILL BRINGING LIFE TEN YEARS ON was last modified: November 23rd, 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)Tags:BallyshannondonegaldonorElaine McGeeRonan McGeelast_img read more

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Kenya come from a goal down to defeat Tanzania in first East African derby at AFCON

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Group CJohana OmoloKenyaMbwana SamattaMichael OlungaSimon MsuvaTanzaniatop Olunga (Left) scored twice in the win over Tanzania. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Kenya 3-2 Tanzania30 June Stadium, CairoThursday, 27-06-2019It is always something special, getting one over your neighbour and rival.For Kenya, they registered their first victory at the on-going 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, defeating East African neighbour and long term rival Tanzania on Thursday night.Star striker Michael Olunga was the star of the show, scoring twice and the Harambee Stars put their AFCON campaign on track.Having lost each of their opening games, both side went into the game knowing that defeat would all but eliminate them from the running for a spot in the knockout round.Simon Msuva put Emmanuel Amunike’s side in front with a close range tap-in inside the opening 5 minutes of the contest.Kashiwa Reysol forward Olunga then drew Kenya level on 39 minutes, scoring a spectacular over head kick.However, barely a minute later, Mbwana Ally Samatta restored Tanzania’s lead and ensured Emmanuel Amunike’s side goes into halftime with the slender advantage.Samatta (Right) celebrates after scoring Tanzania’s second goal on Thursday.Johanna Omolo flicked in a header at the near post for Kenya to once again draw the Harambee stars level.The stage was now set for Olunga to win it, drilling him a shot with 10 minutes to play.The win takes Kenya level on points (three) with Senegal who lost 0-1 to Algeria earlier on Thursday.Kenya will need to defeat the Lions of Teranga on Monday so as to seal a spot in the last 16.However, they can also qualify via the four best-placed third teams, that is if they can draw with Aliou Cisse’s side.For Tanzania, they are eliminated from the competition as they cannot displace any of the top four in the group.They take on leaders Algeria on Monday at 8pm.The other games played on Thursday -Madagascar 1-0 Burundi-Senegal 0-1 AlgeriaFriday’s fixtures-Tunisia vs Mali @5pm-Morocco vs Ivory Coast @8pm-South Africa vs Namibia @11pmComments last_img read more

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