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first_imgREGGAE BOYZ head coach, Winfried  Schäfer, insists that Friday’s World Cup Qualifying football match against Nicaragua will be the most significant for his team. In a year when Jamaica shot their way into the history books on several fronts,  Schäfer outlined that nothing supersedes clearing the first hurdle on the Road to Russia campaign, which is geared at qualification for the 2018 World Cup Finals. “It’s more important than the Gold Cup,”  Schäfer noted, referring to Jamaica’s participation in the CONCACAF flagship tournament last month, when they advanced to the championship game against Mexico before losing 3-1. Jamaica thus became the first Caribbean nation to play in the Gold Cup final, having beaten the United States on home soil for the first time ever, with a 2-1 win in a semi-final match played in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Jamaica were the first Caribbean country to play in the Copa America, having been an invited guest to the South American championship.  Schäfer said the Reggae Boyz are pumped up for Friday’s match. “It’s the first qualification for the World Cup group. All the players are highly motivated,” he said. “We need a full stadium behind us, it’s important. “It’s not easy against Nicaragua; Argentina thought Jamaica would be easy and only won 1-0; the States thought against Jamaica it would be easy and we won,” he outlined. “We have to play with (a lot of) concentration, be disciplined, and everybody has to play for the team,”  Schäfer underscored. “It’s not easy.” The coach has also recalled Alvas Powell to the national senior men’s squad. Powell, 21, walked out on the national team at the Gold Cup following their first-round 1-0 win over El Salvador at BMO Field in Toronto. At the time Schäfer indicated that he would not recall the player, but with barely a month gone and with the crucial World Cup engagement at hand, he notes that the unavailability of key players has forced his decision. The countries will play at home and away, this weekend at the National Stadium and in Nicaragua next week Tuesday, with the winners advancing to the 12-team CONCACAF semi-final group stage on aggregate. “We have problems in the defence,” the German coach said. “We don’t have Wes Morgan and we’ve lost Jermaine Taylor (injury), who won’t play for the next two months. “Daniel Gordon is injured (knee ligament) and will be out for six months,” he added of another regular option. Starting midfielders Joel (Jobi) McAnuff and Garath McCleary, both based in Britain, are also unavailable as  Schäfer pointed out that they have remained with their wives who are expecting. “That is why I took Alvas back,”  Schäfer reasoned. “He called me and said ‘sorry for this’, and I told him when you come back, you have to talk with our team. He’s a young player and he told me he made a mistake. I think we’ll give him a second chance. “He loves his country and we need him, we have problems in defence. We have two defenders from Montego Bay and one from Portmore. “For us, it is important to win the qualification. I think I have enough experience to know what is in the head of Alvas and he wants everything good for Jamaica,” the 65-year-old  Schäfer expressed. “But first, he has to talk with all the players here.” Boyz pumped uplast_img read more

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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UAAP Mythical Team members Dave Ildefonso of Ateneo and L-Jay Gonzales of FEU were side-by-side at six and seven, respectively, while FCAAF and MMBL MVP John Galinato of Chiang Kai Shek finished at eight.Completing the top 10 are NU forward Rhayyan Amsali at nine and NCAA Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Fermin of Arellano at 10.Slotted at 11 to 15 are guard Clint Escamis of Mapua, forward Inand Fornillos of LSGH, center Warren Bonifacio of Mapua, guard Terrence Fortea of NU, and guard RJ Abarrientos of FEU.San Beda guard Evan Nelle claimed the 16th spot.CESAFI MVP Beirn Laurente of UV is the first of three Cebuanos which made it to the showcase as he finished at 17, followed by NU senior Miguel Oczon at 18, Adamson star Joem Sabandal at 19, and La Salle Zobel slotman Raven Cortez at 20.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 LATEST STORIES Kai Sotto emerged as the best high school player in the country in the final week of Chooks-to-Go/National Basketball Training Center 24 power rankings.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Pacquiao eyes next fight in Malaysia in May or June Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano After eight weeks of deliberation, the Ateneo big man bannered the 24 players who earned a ticket to play in the premier High School All-Star Game in the country that features the best young talents nationwide.The 15-year-old Sotto, who is also a part of the Gilas Pilipinas “23-for-23” cadet list, was instrumental for the Blue Eaglets as they claimed the UAAP Season 80 juniors’ basketball championship, where he was named as the Finals MVP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJoel Cagulangan of La Salle Greenhills was named as the top point guard in the nation as he steered the Junior Blazers to their first ever juniors title this past NCAA Season 93 to finished the final rankings at two.Ateneo playmaker SJ Belangel is at close third, while also being honored as the top senior, followed by NCAA MVP Will Gozum of Mapua at four, and UAAP MVP CJ Cansino of UST at five. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Rounding out the top 24 are Mac Guadana of Lyceum, SM-NBTC Cebu MVP Joshua Yerro of UV, Harvey Pagsanjan of Hope Christian, and Cebuano big man Alex Visser of Sacred Heart-Cebu.Here is the final list of Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24, with last week’s rank in the parenthesis:Kai Sotto, center, Ateneo (1)Joel Cagulangan, guard, La Salle Greenhills (3)SJ Belangel, guard, Ateneo (2)Will Gozum, center, Mapua (4)CJ Cansino, forward, UST (5)Dave Ildefonso, forward, Ateneo (7)L-Jay Gonzales, guard, FEU-Diliman (6)John Galinato, guard, Chiang Kai Shek (11)Rhayyan Amsali, forward, NU (8)Aaron Fermin, center, Arellano (9)Clint Escamis, guard, Mapua (10)Inand Fornilos, forward, CSB-LSGH (12)Warren Bonifacio, center, Mapua (13)Terrence Fortea, guard, NU (14)RJ Abarrientos, guard, FEU-Diliman (15)Evan Nelle, guard, San Beda (16)Beirn Laurente, guard, UV (18)Miguel Oczon, forward, NU (20)Joem Sabandal, guard, Adamson (17)Raven Cortez, center, La Salle Zobel (19)Mac Guadaña, guard, Lyceum (22)Joshua Yerro, forward, UV (24)Harvey Pagsanjan, guard, Hope Christian (23)Alex Visser, center, SHS-Ateneo de Cebu (21)All 24 players will be on hand for the High School All-Star Game, scheduled on March 23 at Mall of Asia Arena.The Chooks-to-Go/NBTC 24 is the first-ever attempt to rank the top high school prospects nationwide, with a panel of coaches, sportswriters, and a statistician converging to determine the top 24 high school players in the UAAP, NCAA CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments.The players were ranked based on the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition.The Chooks-to-Go/NBTC All-Star Draft is scheduled on Thursday, with coaches Chris Gavina and Topex Robinson set to mentor the two squads.NCAA champion coach Marvin Bienvenida of LSGH will select for Gavina, while UAAP champion coach Joe Silva of Ateneo will be picking for Robinson. 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first_imgPICO RIVERA – Residents have spoken out against a hazardous materials storage site located at a Southern California Gas Co. facility in Pico Rivera. But utility officials say residents are needlessly worrying over what officials call “low-level” hazardous materials stored at 8101 Rosemead Ave. At a public hearing called by state Department of Toxic Substances Control officials because the storage facility’s permit is up for renewal, a group of about a dozen residents Thursday night demanded to know exactly what types of chemicals are stored there and whether they pose any health risks. “This type of waste should not be held as a matter of disposal in our city,” resident Richard Briones said. “Our lives depend on it.” “I want a breakdown of all the chemicals on the site,” resident James Roybal told state agency representatives. “We as residents need to know what’s there.” Residents also requested a history of the site, including why it was chosen to store the materials; whether there have been any violations; and what jurisdiction the city has in the matter. Ray Chavez, the city’s neighborhood outreach coordinator, said it is the state, not the city, that regulates the Gas Co.’s operations. “But if residents are concerned, we are concerned,” Chavez added. “Whatever is brought up here \, our job is to ensure that the Gas Co. addresses those.” Gas Co. officials have said the utility stores and transports hazardous materials to and from the 35-acre site and has done so without any problems for the past decade. Officials said most of the materials stored there are items like motor oil, paint, gas meters and fluorescent lamps. “The term `hazardous’ sets off alarms of fear, but these are low-level hazards,” said Peter Hidalgo, a spokesman for the utility company. “We’re not dealing with jet fuels or nuclear waste.” Some of the materials can contain polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which are cancer-causing, Hidalgo said. But those materials make up only a “very fraction” of what is stored at the site, he added. Mona Arteaga of the Department of Toxic Substances Control said a public comment period is part of her agency’s normal permit renewal process. The comment period ends March 23. While officials from the agency did not respond to residents’ concerns directly Thursday, they said they will do so in written form after the comment period closes. The agency then has six months from March 23 in which to deny, modify or renew the permit. Resident Henrietta Salazar told agency officials that residents should be entitled to see a list of materials stored at the site. “If you want to be our friend… we want to see documents,” said Salazar. “Otherwise, we don’t feel safe.” araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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first_img0Shares0000Frenchman Sebastien Migne being unveiled by Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa on May 3, 2018 in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 1-  Frenchman Sebastien Migne was on Thursday morning officially unveiled by the Football Kenya Federation as the new Harambee Stars head coach on a three-year deal.Migne takes over from Belgian Paul Put who resigned in February to join Guinea as the head coach. “I am so happy to be here it is a new challenge for me, a new country and I am ready to start. From next Sunday we will go to the pitch and watch some Kenyan Premier League games. We have a big challenge ahead but I am ready for the job,” the tactician, formerly with Congo said.Migne will come in with his own backroom staff of four; an assistant coach, a goalkeeping coach as well as head of medical.The assistant will be permanently in the country while the other two will come on need basis especially during camps.The assistant, Nicolas Bouriquett was with him at his unveiling while the goalkeeper trainer Guillame Coffy and Osteopath Ludovic Breul will be coming in whenever the team has assembled for camp.New Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne (right) with his assistant Nicolas Bourriquet during their unveiling in Nairobi on May 3, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAccording to FKF boss Nick Mwendwa, the tactician will also be in charge of the Under-23 and Under-20 teams.Mwendwa has also added there is discussion on who will be the local assistant coach.Migne worked with revered French coach Claude Le Roy and he has disclosed before taking the decision to come to Kenya, he asked for advice from the experienced tactician.The new coach’s biggest assignment will be in September when Kenya plays Ghana in their second qualification match for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).“We have given the coach two chances; AFCON 2019 and 2021. We are confident in his abilities and we thought he is the right man for the job.The tactician has also noted he will ask for at least one training camp with the group of local based players as well as three friendly matches before the Ghana game for him to assess his squad. Migne was Togo’s assistant coach during the 2017 African Cup of Nations and Congo’s assistant coach in 2015.Then, he worked under Le Roy’s as an assistant and they both guided Congo to the quarter finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.The 45 year-old was born in La Roche-sur-Yon in France.0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgToby Alderweireld has admitted his error in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Stoke, but also intimated a lack of protection in front of the back four makes mistakes more likely.Alderweireld was part of the team which sacrificed a two-goal lead on Saturday, with the Belgian giving away a penalty from which Marko Arnautovic scored the first of Stoke’s two goals.The defender earned his transfer to White Hart Lane last season by consistently impressing while on loan at Southampton, where he often benefited from the presence of Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama.The Belgian has cited the cover he had at Southampton, but knows he cannot afford to make mistakes himself.“At Southampton, Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin put good pressure on so [opponents] didn’t have time to put the ball in the box; it makes it easier for defenders,” he said.“You have to play better because if you don’t play football any more then they can put more pressure on you, get more guys in the box, and it’s very difficult.“Last season I didn’t make one mistake. I want to prove myself here and so it feels bad for me to make a mistake in my first home game.“I just wanted to catch the ball and if I stood behind him [Stoke’s Arnautovic] he couldn’t do anything. It was stupid of me. Maybe if I didn’t give the penalty away it’s different.”Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who worked with both Schneiderlin and Wanyama while at Southampton, has experimented with Eric Dier, a natural central defender, as his defensive midfielder this season. He is expected to continue to strengthen before the end of the summer transfer window. 1 Toby Alderweireld last_img read more

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first_imgA young woman drove a man on the bonnet of her car and broke a red light after he demanded she take him for chips.Lisa McGinley – drove man on bonnet of her car. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Student Lisa McGinley drove her car for more than 500 yards up the Main Street of Letterkenny with the stranger on board. Ms McGinley, 20, appeared before Letterkenny District Court today facing a number of charges.The court was shown CCTV footage of the incident which took place on October 20th, 2013.The footage showed hundreds of revellers emerging from a local nightclub and a man jumping onto the bonnet of Ms McGinley’s white Honda Civic car.The video then shows the man giving the thumbs-up to passers by as Ms McGinley carries the man on the bonnet, before breaking a red light and then pulling in at a local chip-shop.The man is then seen shaking Ms McGinley’s hand after the incident.Solicitor for McGinley, of Broomfield, Castlefin, Lifford, Mr Frank Dorrian, said the man was a complete stranger and said he would only get off the car if the driver took him for chips.He added that his client was very anxious on the night and had been remonstrating with the man to get off her car bonnet.Mr Dorrian said his client was a science student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology and had no previous convictions of any kind.Judge Paul Kelly asked “Why didn’t she just stop? What would have happened if this lunatic had fallen off the bonnet?”The court was told the identity of the man who jumped onto the car bonnet was still not known.Ms McGinley faces three charges including dangerous driving, driving past a red light and using a vehicle without an NCT certificate.Judge Kelly said he was recommending that Ms McGinley undertake the local Pro Social Drivers course to improve her skills and knowledge of the road.WOMAN DROVE MAN ON BONNET OF CAR AFTER HE DEMANDED TO BE TAKEN FOR CHIPS was last modified: March 23rd, 2015 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:bonnetchipscourtdangerous drivingdonegalJudge Paul KellyLIsa McGinleylast_img read more

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first_imgDONEGAL is being battered by gale force winds tonight in the first storm of the autumn.Met Eireann however says it will remain mild over the next few days, with daytime temperatures of 15c.However they are predicting a drop in temperatures from next Tuesday. The good news is that Saturday looks like being a great day with temperatures of up to 19C – with some decent spells of sunshine. DONEGAL HIT BY GALE FORCE WINDS was last modified: September 13th, 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:DONEGAL HIT BY GALE FORCE WINDSlast_img read more

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first_imgARCATA >> To have a chance to win yet another league title on Friday, the Tigers needed to take care of the business that was right in front of them on Wednesday.Consider the first one of those two things checked off the list.With its 7-1 win over South Fork at the Arcata Sports Complex, the Arcata girls soccer team moved within one point of first-place Fortuna and, as a result, can clinch the Humboldt-Del Norte League championship on the road against McKinleyville. Arcata, currently 11-1-1 …last_img read more

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first_imgCheck out the latest videos on Blackmagic Design’s new Cinema Camera, one of the hottest pro video products of 2012!In this post we’ve rounded up the latest videos shot on and about the new Cinema Camera from Blackmagic.  See reviews from the video production industry’s leading experts, view test footage from the new cam and hear interviews from the creators at Blackmagic Design.Want a Blackmagic Cinema Camera of your own?  We’re giving one away!  Enter to win a Cinema Camera DAILY through 9/28/12.Vist our GIVEAWAY page and enter to win a Cinema Camera!Now…on to the Cinema Camera videos!CINEMA CAMERA REVIEWS/DEMOSVideo review of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera from Philip BloomShooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera from Rick YoungAmsterdam Supermeet – Cinema Cam & Resolve Demo from Gert KrachtBLACKMAGIC CINEMA CAMERA TESTSA Week With The BMC (1080P) from Jon CarrCinema Camera Lowlight Shoot-Out from Frank GlencairnBlackmagic Cinema Camera night shot test  from Kazuyoshi TezukaBlackmagic Cinema Camera – Color Test #2 from Tuzu MediaBLACKMAGIC CINEMA PUSHED TO THE LIMIT from Angus LyneBMCC by DaVinci Resolve9 from Kazuyoshi TezukaBMD Camera Greenscreen Test from Artan BekaBlackmagic Design InterviewsGrant Petty – The Blackmagic Cinema Camera (P1) from Rick YoungQ & A with Blackmagic on their new Cinema Camera from cinema5Dlast_img read more

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first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University stopped its losing streak in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference and broke the Power Smashers in four sets, 25-20, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Falcons are now at 1-2 while the Power Smashers saw their losing streak stretch to three games.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Chiara May Permentilla ended the match in spectacular fashion while earning her 24th point with an off-the-block kill that ensured Adamson’s first victory.“I think I really stressed to them today the team that was going to win today is the team that is going to be more consistent,” said Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda. “I think that’s been a really big problem for us and we knew that we were going up a team that was similar to us, not in skill but just with the inexperience.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Power Smashers, despite being a club team, is composed of collegiate athletes—the same scenario as the school-based Lady Falcons.“I know most of those girls are NCAA college girls, and they also got [Dimdim] Pacres from UST [Univeristy of Santo Tomas].” Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Adamson skipper Jema Galanza complemented Permentilla’s scoring exploits with 17 points while Bernadette Flora and Christine Soyud combined for 14 points.Regine Arocha led the 0-3 Power Smashers with 13 points while Pacres and Ann Esguerra added 11 and 10 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Chooks To Go willing to offer ‘max salary’ to full-time Gilas players Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

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