Guyana drawn in ‘Group A’ of CONCACAF Women’s Caribbean Olympic Qualifiers

first_imgTHE Lady Jags, Guyana’s senior women’s national football team, were drawn in Group A of the CONCACAF Caribbean Olympic Qualifiers with Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, St Kitts and Nevis and the Dominican Republic. Jamaica, Cuba, St Lucia, Barbados and the US Virgin Islands will make up Group B, while Haiti, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Grenada and Dominica are the teams in Group C.After round-robin play, the top team from each group will advance to the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier tournament. Other details with regards to dates and venues will be announced shortly by CONCACAF. Guyana, in 2016, was one of the CFU’s representatives at the 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers, where they were grouped with Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala and Canada in Houston, Texas.It was the second time Guyana had featured at a major CONCACAF tournament following the Lady Jags participation at the 2010 CONACAF Women’s Gold Cup, and when Guyana defeated Guatemala 2 – 1 at the BBVA Compass Stadium, the result marked the first win(and the only thus far) at a major confederation tournament.Meanwhile, president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Wayne Forde, said despite the financial challenges faced, given CONCACAF’s busy international schedule, his federation is committed to ensuring that the Lady Jags is given the resources needed for them to compete against their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) counterparts.last_img read more

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Bassey Nets IBB Captain’s Cup as Abbo Bows Out

first_imgOqua Bassey made a decision to stay dedicated to golf and it paid off when he hugged the limelight as the overall winner of the 2016 IBB Captain’s Cup in Abuja. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The former Cross River State Commissioner for Special Project shot 67 net to emerge as one of the several category winners at the valedictory tournament for captain of IBB International Golf and Country Club, Hamid Abbo at the weekend.Two months ago, Bassey, a division two golfer with 19 handicaps, refocused on the game after political engagements took him away from the golf course.The 59-year-old veteran, with trophies from past editions of PWD Tournament, Patrons’ Cup, Captain’s Cup plus the auxiliary prize of Nearest to the Pin during Ghana’s Independence match in 2006, described his win as dream come true.“Golf is a very jealous game, you stay out of it stays out of you and when you come back, you need lot of concentration, commitment and dedication. I feel very good because it’s a fulfilment of my decision to come back and play golf and the only way you can show that you are a good golfer is to win a tournament like this. The outcome makes me feel very good and marvellous. I cherish this prize like the trophy presented to me by former Ghana President John Kuffour in Accra in 2006,’’ Bassey said.Ahmed won the men division one best net with 70, while Sola Adebayo carded 71 to pick the second position on count-back at the expense of Oludare Bello. Austin Chigbo narrowly edged Tony Azogu to win the men gross prize. He returned 76.SJ Usoro won the men veteran best net with the score of 83, ahead of both Samuel Anyamele and Sunny Gberevbie, who placed second and third respectively.Abbo expressed gratitude to members of the club for entrusting him with the position of captain, saying that his committee was able to restore the golf course to world class standard through projects like widening and dredging of the waterways, rebuilding of collapsed perimetre fence, new walkways, new locker rooms and a new viewing pavilion at the upper terrace.It was a huge turnout of golfers nationwide, corporate sponsors and well wishers in solidarity with Abbo for the manner he spearheaded the committee in the last one year.The Lady Captain, Mrs Adekunbi Usman, who had also served out, described her tenure as challenging and not easy because of the constraints of having to run section virtually alone including every plan for all events.Usman, who served the lady section in the past as competition secretary in 2007, secretary and handicap secretary, said that she would now have enough time to improve on her handicap which had remained static on 16 since last year.last_img read more

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Syracuse’s power-play problems persist in 4-2 win over Robert Morris

first_img Comments As Lindsay Eastwood collected the puck from her netminder, Eastwood glanced up to see Maggy Burbidge exiting the penalty box, returning the Colonials to five skaters on the ice. With 16 minutes remaining in the contest, and the Orange holding onto a 2-1 lead, SU had just failed to capitalize on their fourth power play of the night.In their final regular-season game, Syracuse (13-19-2, 11-7-2 College Hockey America) went 1-6 on their power-play opportunities en route to a 4-2 win over Robert Morris (19-11-4, 13-5-2). Capitalizing on more power-play advantages could have turned Saturday’s comeback victory into a comfortable senior day win. The margin for error won’t be as large come the CHA playoffs next week.“That’s an area we talked about,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “We’ve got to be better in terms of moving the puck quick and getting to openings…and be a bit more patient.”Syracuse started the night 0-4 on their power plays, but the chances were there. Thirty seconds into their first advantage, Jessica DiGirolamo corralled the puck at the blue line before slap-passing it to Lauren Bellefontaine. Bellefontaine took a quick look towards goal before firing the puck across ice to teammate Anna Leschyshyn. Leschyshyn wound up for a one timer, but her shot sailed wide of the post. The Orange had plenty of shots and scoring chances but were unable to put the puck past Robert Morris goalie Raygan Kirk.“It’s interesting because I thought our first power play we looked really good,” Flanagan said. “In the first period we had some really good quality chances.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe only time Syracuse was able to make the most of their man-advantage came with eight minutes remaining in the game. Eastwood and Colonial forward Emily Curlett both received penalties in quick succession. As the four-on-four segment came to an end, Eastwood exited the penalty box, immediately collected the puck in the neutral zone and took it to the right side of the ice before feeding the pass to teammate Abby Moloughney. Moloughney buried the puck for her second goal of the game and gave SU their first power-play success of the night.That Syracuse power play lasted all of nine seconds and resembled a fast break more than a strong possession. It was hard to judge if Moloughney’s goal was the result of the power play, Flanagan said.While Syracuse has plenty of opportunities, their adaptation to a team’s penalty kill needs to improve. Robert Morris was highly effective at shutting down the SU attack with their active sticks in the passing lanes and aggressive back checking. Syracuse had trouble throughout the night connecting more than three passes in succession before a Colonial stick interrupted the progress or iced the puck.“We really did a good job of keeping possession of the puck, which is a good start,” forward Emma Polaski said. “But the next step is definitely executing and getting that final pass and shots through to the net.”Utilization of special teams is not a new problem for the Orange. Throughout their season, SU has only scored 18 goals off of 137 power plays — a 13.1% success rate. Meanwhile Robert Morris was able to score 38 power-play goals on 151 chances during their campaign, (25%). The Colonials have the second-most efficient power-play unit in the nation, behind only Franklin Pierce.The power-play gap between the Orange and teams like Robert Morris will become crucial in next week’s CHA tournament. If the Orange find themselves squandering five power-play chances a game, as they did Friday night, a playoff run will be difficult.“Especially in playoffs,” Eastwood said. “Playoff hockey’s a different beast so when you get those opportunities you have to capitalize and we got to put a puck in.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 29, 2020 at 8:20 pm Contact Will: wrhentsc@syr.edulast_img read more

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GFA to set up a football museum at Prampram

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association will establish a football museum at the Ghanaman Soccer Center of Excellence in Prampram.According to GFA President, Kurt Okraku, the museum will serve as a one stop avenue to preserve Ghana football’s history and journey and will be stocked with documentaries.Okraku says the GFA will work with the Ghana Tourism Authority to ensure patronage once completed.“A museum is a must-have property for the GFA,” Kurt Okraku said at the GFA Meet the Press.“A fully-functional communications department will ensure that a library, museum, will all be done at Prampram to sell Ghana football to the general public, especially school Children.“We will also liase with the tourism authority to ensure that our museum is patronized once it’s completed,” Kurt Okraku said.last_img read more

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GHPL: Clubs to receive USD 30,000 each from StarTimes this season

first_imgYEAR 2 – 2020/21 seasonPremier League – $750,000FA Cup – $200,000Visibility support to DOL & Women football – $50,000TOTAL CASH FEES – $1,000,000.00 TOTAL = $5250,000.00 YEAR 4 – 2022/23 seasonPremier League – $850,000FA Cup – $200,000Visibility support to DOL & Women football – $50,000TOTAL CASH FEES – $1,100,000.00 YEAR 5 – 2023/24 seasonPremier League – $850,000FA Cup – $250,000Visibility support to DOL & Women football – $50,000TOTAL CASH FEES – $1,150,000.00center_img YEAR 3 – 2021/22 seasonPremier League – $800,000FA Cup – $200,000Visibility support to DOL & Women football – $50,000TOTAL CASH FEES – $1,100,000.00 Ghana Premier League clubs will each receive an amount of USD 30,000 from StarTimes as part of the entity’s broadcast deal with the Ghana FA.This was revealed on Tuesday at a meeting between the the FA’s officials and representatives of clubs.The amount is expected to help with the running of the clubs during the league season.In January 2020, the GFA announced that StarTimes had won the bid to become to the Ghana Premier League’s exclusive broadcaster on television for a 5-year period worth USD 5.25 million.In total, the Ghana Premier League will receive USD 700, 000 from the StarTimes deal out of which USD 540, 000 will go directly to the clubs while the rest of the amount will take care of “administrative work, the merit awards for positioning on the league table and officiating expenses.”The meeting between the FA and the clubs also highlighted how much the clubs would receive over the 5-year period of the StarTimes deal.Over the period, the clubs would get a total of USD 4 million with the breakdown as follows:YEAR 1 – 2019/20 seasonPremier League – $700,000FA Cup – $150,000Visibility support to DOL & Women football – $100,000TOTAL CASH FEES – $950,000.00last_img read more

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Senad Lulić to extend his contract with Lazio

first_imgSports manager of Lazio Igli Tare said that Senad Lulić will extend his contract with Lazio, reports Corriere dello Sport.Tare said that a deal was reached and Senad Lulić will play for Roman club until 2017. Besides Lulić, Alvaro Gonzalez and Eddy Onazi also extended their contracts with Lazio.Lulić was born in 1986 in Mostar and lived in Jablanica, he played for clubs Chur 97, Bellinzona, Grasshopper, Young Boys and since 2011 he plays for Lazio.last_img

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Post your FREE Garage Sale ads here

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain hunting!Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Lisa Huck · 217 weeks ago Garage Sale 1224 North Washington — Books, luggage, sports equipment, weights and weight bar, ping-pong table, Beanie Babies, lawn tools, coats, Men’s clothing. Garage behind house in back. Saturday, June 18th 8:00 to 3:00 Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Andy oldridge · 217 weeks ago Huge in door sale 1310 n a we have tons of stuff from all ranges 6-16 Thursday 830 am to 4 pm to Saturday the 18th 830 am to ? On Saturday Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Lisa Huck · 217 weeks ago Forgot to put xbox 360 and xbox 360 games on the Huck garage sale 1224 north Washington. Thanks Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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NHL trade rumors 2020: Is Sami Vatanen the most valuable Devils trade chip?

first_imgMORE: Teams that can weaponize their cap space at trade deadline1. Sami Vatanen, defensemanVatanen will likely yield the most value for the Devils due to the lack of premier defensemen on the trading block. The 28-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent and boasts 23 points this season in 47 games. He also has vast playoff experience having played in 44 playoff games over five postseasons.Every contender could use an extra blueliner for a deep playoff run and that could raise the bidding war between teams for his services. Vatanen was placed on IR retroactive to Feb. 1 with a bruised right leg so we’ll see if that affects his trade value as the Devils would likely command a first or second-round pick and a prospect for his services. The New Jersey Devils entered the 2019-20 season with high expectations. They won the draft lottery to select Jack Hughes with the first-overall pick and then swung a blockbuster trade with the Nashville Predators on the second day of the draft to acquire defenseman P.K. Subban.Head coach John Hynes was poised to guide the team to its second playoff berth in three seasons — but the season went off the rails real fast. New Jersey lost its first six games of the season and blew numerous leads, especially at home. In early December, then-general manager Ray Shero fired Hynes after a 9-13-4 start. One month later, Shero was shown the door weeks after he executed Taylor Hall’s trade to the Arizona Coyotes. Now in charge of the Devils is interim head coach Alain Nasreddine and interim general manager, Tom Fitzgerald.As the NHL trade deadline approaches, the Devils are reportedly open for business. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Devils could see activity on forwards Wayne Simmonds, Kyle Palmieri and Blake Coleman and defensemen Sami Vatanen and Andy Greene.But, which player could yield the most value? Here’s a look at what the Devils have to work with as we countdown to the Feb. 24 trade deadline.5. Andy Greene, defenseman The 37-year-old captain will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. A Devils lifer, Greene has spent his entire 14-season career in New Jersey but could be on the move.A durable player, he’s played 81 and 82 games the last two seasons and would add a calming presence on any team’s blue line. However, we’ll see if the Devils would want to part with the franchise stalwart or if Greene would even want to get traded as he reaches the end of his career. The ball is in his court, actually, as he has a no-trade clause.TRADE DEADLINE: 10 players that could be moved by Feb. 244. Blake Coleman, centerBlake Coleman is currently tied for the team-lead with Kyle Palmieri in goals scored (21).The former third-round pick is on track for the best season of his career as he is just a goal shy of his career-high and five points short of his career-high of 36 points set last season.Coleman is a physical, two-way center that uses his strength to create goal-scoring chances. His strength was on full display with this one-handed goal earlier this season against the Winnipeg Jets.Signed through next season at a bargain AAV of $1.8 million, it’ll take a lot to pry the 28-year-old out of New Jersey.3. Wayne Simmonds, wingerA free-agent signee by the Devils on July 1 after agreeing to a one-year, $5 million deal, Simmonds has made the playoffs in seven of his previous 12 seasons and assumed he was joining a surefire playoff contender in the Metropolitan division.Instead, the Devils sit in the division’s basement.Simmonds has scored 23 points this season, but it’s the intangibles that make him a valuable asset for a contending team. He knows what it takes to make a deep run in the playoffs and the leadership he provides makes him an attractive option for a team that’s one piece away.MORE: Is Vancouver a destination for Simmonds?2. Kyle Palmieri, wingerIt’s yet to be seen how active Fitzgerald will be and if he’s willing to part with players who are signed after this season— such as Palmieri.Currently the team’s leader in points, he’s signed through next season at an AAV of $4.65 million. The New Jersey native is currently in the prime of his career and is on pace to get close to his career-best season when he notched 57 points with the Devils in 2015-16.Palmieri can take the top off an opposing defense with his speed as he’s one of the fastest skaters in the NHL. He’s also a player not afraid to put his body on the line as he’s active on the forecheck.For teams that miss out on the Chris Kreider sweepstakes, Palmieri could be a solid backup plan for a team looking to add scoring depth and a playoff veteran.last_img read more

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Iowa House GOP passes bill defining antisemitism

first_imgDES MOINES — Republicans in the Iowa House have approved a bill that denounces the rise in hate crimes against Jews and provides a definition of antisemitism.Democrats in the House say the bill elevates one race and religion above others.“We don’t want antisemitism, of course we don’t,” Representative Ruth Ann Gaines of Des Moines said, “but we also don’t want other groups that have been discriminated against religiously to think what they’ve experienced is a different kind of pain, a lesser pain, a pain that is not as important.”Republican Representative Stephen Holt of Denison rose to speak, noting the bill had cleared a House committee with the support of Democrats.“Based upon the comments that have been made tonight, all of the Republicans…and all of the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee who supported this legislation are ill-informed and cannot possibly understand the ramifications of this bill because some of us are the wrong skin color,” Holt said. “I categorically reject that.”Representative Ako Abdul-Samad of Des Moines said the bill needed to be inclusive of all religions, not just one.“If we put it all together now and we put some meat to this, we do it for one community and that’s the religious community,” Abdul-Samad said, “and that’s our Iowa family.”Representative Linda Upmeyer, a Republican from Clear Lake who sponsored the bill, said pointing out one problem doesn’t minimize others.“The reason that I offered this legislation is because data shows that although Jews only make up 2% of the American population, they are the most likely among all the minority groups to be victimized by hate,” Upmeyer said near the end of a lengthy debate.The bill narrowly passed on a 51-45 vote. It now goes to the Senate.last_img read more

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Beckham set to launch long-sought Miami MLS club

first_imgThe Miami Fusion, which made their debut in the 1998 MLS season, played for four seasons before being cut from the league after the 2001 campaign amid low ticket sales and the lowest revenues of any team in the competition.Beckham, 42, retired in 2013 after a 20-year career that saw him win league crowns with Manchester United in England, Real Madrid in Spain, the Galaxy in North America and Paris Saint-Germain in his farewell matches.He also played for England from 1996 to 2009, winning 115 caps.His five-year stint in MLS with the Galaxy boosted football’s profile in North America and contributed to the steady growth in attendances across the MLS.We are @Southern_Legion pic.twitter.com/t2QLjf1Mkp— MLS in MIAMI (@Miami_MLS) January 7, 2016When Beckham arrived in 2007, average attendances through the league were 16,770; when he ended his five-year stint they had increased to 18,807 per game. By 2017, that number had increased to 22,113.Beckham’s move to MLS was also followed by several high-profile European stars nearing the end of their careers.England teammates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard both later moved to MLS, along with Italy’s Andrea Pirlo and Spanish striker David Villa.Announcing plans for his Miami team four years ago, Beckham said he had already identified players who he hoped to lure to Florida.“It would be disrespectful for me to say what players I want in the team. But we have a list of players,” Beckham said in 2014.“I’ve been fortunate to play with some of the best players in the world and some of them are calling me up to ask me when Miami is happening.”Share on: WhatsApp Miami, United States | AFP | Former England captain David Beckham will unveil his long-sought Major League Soccer expansion team at a Monday news conference in Miami, bringing a conclusion to a turmoil-filled four-year quest.MLS announced Friday it will “make a major announcement regarding the future of soccer in Miami” on Monday, inviting ticketed members of the public to what is expected to be the announcement of a 25th league club.@MayorGimenez Don’t let Beckham and the fans down. pic.twitter.com/m80dQgmS3w— MLS in MIAMI (@Miami_MLS) January 9, 2016The team is expected to begin MLS play in 2020 at a 25,000-seat stadium to be built in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood.Just over 11 years after announcing he would leave Real Madrid for the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy in a deal that included the chance to purchase an expansion team at a reduced rate, Beckham will make good on plans he first announced in February 2014.Several failed stadium sites delayed his consortium’s efforts, other MLS teams making their debuts while Beckham struggled to get his off the ground, unable to find an agreeable place for a specially built venue.The group edged closer to success last year after securing a land deal for a proposed stadium project, waterfront sites and others near the Miami Marlins baseball stadium and NBA Miami Heat arena having earlier fallen though.MLS Commissioner Don Garber said last month the Miami franchise project was “the most complicated situation in any market that we’ve experienced” because of the Miami area political structure and fast-changing real estate environment.One of the stadium proposals for David Beckham’s MLS team in Miami. Make it happen, this stadium is world class. pic.twitter.com/TUQl2Cxs6q— ️ (@Total_MLS_) January 7, 2016Launch of the new Beckham-backed team will mark the second attempt to start a Miami-based MLS franchise.last_img read more

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