first_imgMinistry of the Presidency and Kares Engineering INC make massive contributionsPLANS for the hosting of the first-ever Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club MS Patron’s 20/20 Cup – The Green Economy Trophy tournament – recently received a major boost with massive donations from the Ministry of the Presidency and Kares Engineering of Parika, Essequibo.Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation would be hosting the tournament which promises to be one of the biggest-ever hosted in Guyana in tribute to its fifth Honorary Patron, H.E President David Granger’s 72nd birthday, which will be celebrated on July 15.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, vice-president Mark Papannah and club captain/executive member Shawn Pereira received $125 000 worth of trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners along with the Man-of-the-Final.The Ministry of the Presidency also made a financial contribution towards the hosting of the tournament. Chief Executive Officer of Kares Engineering Inc., Mr Radesh Rameshwar, also handed over a cheque for a very significant figure towards the prizes for the top four teams and Man-of-the-Final.CEO of Kares stated that he was very impressed with the work of the RHTY&SC MS and that he shares the club’s vision of making a positive difference in the lives of youths. He noted that it is very important that Guyana should promote a Green Economy and educate its population on the danger of Climate Change and its effects on our daily way of living.Kares Engineering Inc., he stated, was fully committed to fulfilling its responsibilities as a corporate entity and expressed confidence that the relationship between the RHTY&SC MS and his company would be expanded in the future.Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster expressed gratitude to both the Ministry of the Presidency and Kares Engineering for their contributions with special mention being made of Colonel Francis Abraham and Major Smith of the Office of the Presidency along with Radesh Rameshwar and Satya Kishun of Kares Engineering. He reassured both donors that the Patron’s Cup would not only be well organised but would achieve all of its objectives.The tournament will feature eight teams – six from Berbice and two from Demerara. The Demerara Cricket Club and the Georgetown Cricket Club have been officially invited to be part of the tournament while RHT Gizmos and Gadgets, Tucber Park, Blairmont, Upper Corentyne and Young Warriors are expected to participate.The organisers are currently awaiting a response from the Albion Cricket Club on their participation. The winning team will take home $500 000, 1st runners-up $300 000, second-placers $100 000, fourth-placers – $50 000 and Man-of-the-Final – $50 000.Funds raised from the tournament will be used to purchase school bags, educational materials and bicycles for less fortunate students across Berbice.The main aim is to assist them to complete their education. Funds would also be used to assist less fortunate clubs across Berbice with cricket balls and other equipment. A 40-page youth information booklet would be produced by the RHTY&SC to educate youths on the Green Economy and Climate Change.The tournament is scheduled to bowl off July 2 with the semi-finals set for July 9. The final is set to be played under lights at the Albion ground on a date suitable to the hectic schedule of President David Granger.last_img read more

first_imgOne day after Tyler Ennis shocked the nation with a buzzer-beating heave to save Syracuse’s undefeated season, The Daily Orange spoke with Tony McIntyre, his father and former AAU coach at CIA Bounce.The Daily Orange: Let’s get right into it. Where did you watch Tyler’s buzzer-beater against Pittsburgh, and can you walk me through what the reaction was like?Tony McIntyre: We watched it with a bunch of our coaches from the program and some family and friends in our basement. He hit the shot and we all jumped around like little kids.The D.O.: What else do you remember from the play?T.M.: The family was there and then we had three coaches there from our program. One of the coaches used to coach Tyler as a younger kid, and then one of the guys who I run the program with now was there. We were all just sitting around watching, and analyzing the game like we always do, talking about what we would do and wouldn’t do. We were actually shocked that Pitt took the timeout. As soon as they took the timeout, I thought, ‘We’re going to at least get a good shot off.’ So once the shot went up, it was almost like quiet for a sec and then everyone just started jumping around. You felt like you were kind of at the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe D.O.: Has Tyler ever made a shot like that, that you can remember, at any level?T.M.: He’s hit shots, but in terms of what it meant, the undefeated season, on the road and being down, I think that’s probably one of his bigger shots. But he’s hit some good shots. Last year at ESPN Rise, he hit a big 3 to take the lead, and then Jalyn Patterson of Montverde hit a buzzer-beater about two seconds later to win it. So he’s been pretty good with us and all his teams, hitting big shots through high school.The D.O.: Did you get a chance to talk to him after the game at all?T.M.: Yeah, I actually called him, I think he had just finished his ESPN interview. I pretended like I didn’t watch the game. I just said, ‘Hey, did you guys win?’ He was like, ‘Oh, shut up. Don’t tell me you missed that?’ It was actually funny. I just ask how it felt and he said, ‘As soon as I let it go, I knew it was good.’The D.O.: Have you ever seen him look that happy on the court or have that big of a reaction after a play?T.M.: Nah. I think that’s probably one of the better ones I’ve seen, to be honest. I’ve seen him give you a little smile or fist pump once in a while when a teammate does something good, but I think that one was more toward the crowd. He loves being in situations where the crowd is into it. You’re playing on the road and I think that was more one where the crowd was getting at him, so it was kind of the payback. ‘You got me the whole game, so let me get back at you.’The D.O.: So he’s now beaten Pitt twice this season almost single-handedly. Do you know if he has any kind of relationship there?T.M.: For him, two of his teammates play for Pitt. Mike Young from St. Benedict’s last year and then Jamel Artis. Nos. 1 and 2 on Pitt, he both played with at St. Benedict’s. So I think there’s a little rivalry there in terms of like my school, your school. That kind of stuff. A friendly rivalry.The D.O.: It seems that he gets better with every game. Even Jim Boeheim seems surprised with his growth. Has Tyler done anything this year that’s surprised you?T.M.: Not really. I didn’t think early on he shot the ball as well as he could. I think a lot of people say he’s got to work on his shot, but I think he shoots it a lot better. He just doesn’t shoot it enough. But I think he does what he has to get his teammates the ball and keep the offense moving. He shoots it when he’s open and shoots it when he has to make it, but one of the things that he and I talk about are getting into the (Carrier) Dome to shoot in the Dome because it’s obviously different shooting there than at the Melo Center.The D.O.: With all that Tyler’s done, he’s rising on all these NBA Draft boards. Have you guys talked at all about that? Where do you stand in making that decision?T.M.: We haven’t really talked about it at all, to be honest. It’s probably every kid that plays college basketball’s dream to play in the NBA, but if everything’s right, all the stars align and they win the national championship, that’s something that we’d definitely talk about later. But right now, we want to win. He wants to win and he doesn’t even want to think about it to be honest.The D.O.: So does anything distract him?T.M.: Not really. It sounds so stupid because there’s got to be something, but there just really isn’t. He’s having fun, he’s really comfortable, he likes his teammates, he likes his coaching staff and he feels like that’s his family and he’s home. He’s just enjoying his college life right now. That’s actually one of the things. That kid makes sure he does his schoolwork. He graduated St. Benedict’s with a 4.0. He wants to make sure he gets good marks at Syracuse. I think he had a quiz first period today, and he was there.The D.O.: Is there anything else that you remember from last night, or talking to him about the shot at all?T.M.: Today he was kind of shocked that he got a phone call from Joe Biden, the vice president. He was kind of shocked by that. He sent me a text, like ‘Hey, can you believe I just got a phone call from the vice president?’ He was in shock a little bit. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 14, 2014 at 12:48 am Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

first_img© IRFU New Ormond Park plays host to a Tipperary derby in the Ulster Bank League on Friday night.Nenagh Ormond entertain Cashel hoping to avenge their defeat when the sides met last November. The home side go into the game in third place in Division 2A – six points behind table toppers Malone – with Cashel in 6th place 17 points off the pace.Nenagh manager John Long says it’s likely to be a tough battle.Kick off this Friday evening is at 7.30pm in Nenagh.last_img

first_img1853 Its all over. Ghana win by 3 goals to nil. Black Stars top Group B with Mali securing second place after a 1-1 drawn game with DR Congo.1843 Niger win a corner. Quickly taken but well defended and Ghana switch from defence into Attack with Solomon Asante tearing off from his markers. He is brought down heavily.1839 Its still 1-1 in the Mali- DR Congo game. Mali qualifies together with Ghana in the group if the score line remains the same.1835 Gyan out Clottey in for Ghana1833 Rabiu pulls off a great save. He has been on holidays for most part of the second half. He palmed away a goal bound shot.1830 Derek Boateng comes in for Rabiu Mohammed. 1819 Back to the Ghana game and its Gyan again who miss two glorious opportunities. His first was a shot too feeble to beat the Nigerian and the second was a total mis-kick but its Ghana still leading comfortably.1815 Its still 1-1 after 61 minutes in the other group game. Mali will qualify ahead of DR Congo if the results remain the same.1813 The Nigerians lift up their game. They make an incursion on the right, sends in a cross and oo Fatau spills it badly but nobody to connect.1811 Ghana on rampage. Kwadwo Asamoah makes a run on the left and sets up Gyan but a timely clearance denies a Gyan brace.1807 Goal!!!!!! Its John Boye an unlikely source. He connects a rebound after the Nigerian goal keeper spills an Asamoah Gyan header. 1802 The players of the two teams make their way onto the pitch and get ready for the second half. Ghana get the second half underway. No changes to either side. Back from recess 1745+1 Referee whistles for the end of the first half.1743 Nigerian goal keeper pulls a superb save to deny Ghana’s third goal. Great build up on the left from Gyan. He finds Badu who whips it low and hard but the Nigerian’s outstretched left hand palms the ball away for corner. Great piece of goal keeping.1734 The Nigerian breach the Ghana defence on the right with a great run and a superb cross but Kofi Dankwa fails to get a touch to the cross as the ball goes just across the face of goal. 1723 Another Ghana goal and its Christian Atsu with goal of breath taking genius. All credit to Asamoah Gyan who releases Atsu with an inch perfect cross. Atsu controls it on his chest before connecting it for Ghana’s second goal. GOAL!!!!! 1715 Elsewhere in the other Group B game which is being played concurrently, DR Congo and Mali are tied 1-1 after just 15 minutes.1710 The Nigerians react rather quickly. They win a corner which is converted deep and Fatau Dauda spills in the air after a little shove behind. The Nigerian striker whips it in FOR A GOAL but their jubilation is cut shot. Referee judges that as a foul on Fatau Dauda.1707 After just 7 minutes Captain Asamoah Gyan put the Black Stars ahead with a well taken goal. GOAL!!! Live Update Ghana play Niger in the final Group B game in the ongoing Nations Cup tournament.The Stars need just a draw to book a quarter final place but the Nigerians need nothing than a win.Watch the live match belowlast_img read more

first_imgGhana Premier League champions AshantiGold have set out to make the most of the extended pre-season to adequately prepare them for the CAF Champions League.The Miners are scheduled to play Algerian outfit MO Bejaia in February with their opponents actively participating in the Algerian league.The lack of competitive matches for Ashantigold is certainly a worry for Ashantigold CEO Kudjoe Fianoo and Ghanaians with fears their opponents could be a notch above them in terms of fitness and match rhythm.However, Fianoo has devised strategies in the interim to make way for the delayed Ghana Premier League.“We need to make sure that we quickly put our house in order so that we can have enough playing time,’ Fianoo told Joy Sports.“We are looking for a tournament in Tanzania and hopefully another tournament in Nigeria that is going to feature champions in the sub region.” “With a couple of matches, we should be ready to meet them.”“They could play more matches that wouldn’t make us overwhelming underdogs. I have believe and faith in my team that we can stand the test of time.”The first leg of the tie is scheduled to be played in Obuasi within the week of 12-14 February.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

first_imgYouth and Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye says the only mafia working against Ministers at the sector is their huge debt.The turnover at the ministry is alarming with the current NDC government having appointed eight sector heads in the last seven years. The situation has often been attributed to a certain “mafia “at the ministry working against all the ministers. Before assuming office Nii Lante indicated at parliamentary vetting he was ready to hack down the mafia.After close to three months in office, he has a perception of what the mafia truly is.“The Mafia we have is the debt. The Ministry has put us in a huge debt.” “Almost every day, we have one law suit or the other on our table or petition making demands of you.””We owing from A to Z. The Ministry as a body has not managed its resources in the past very well.””Because I see some of the debts and I feel very alarmed. Somebody offered his services way back 2011 and the person has not been paid.””In fact, someone who offered his services when we were building the Essipong Stadium in 2007 has not been paid””The person gone to court and got the judgement against the Ministry.’   –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

first_imgI salute Coach Bill Belichick for that!That’s Real. Congratulations Cam!— Jamal Adams (@Prez) June 29, 2020New England has been expected to take a step back in 2020 after parting ways with Tom Brady in the offseason. A healthy Newton as Brady’s replacement, rather than second-year pro Jarrett Stidham, should enable Belichick and Co. to at least lessen the retreat.IYER: Why the Jets gave Joe Flacco a new team before Cam Newton signed with one Jamal Adams likes what the Jets’ archrival did Sunday night.The All-Pro safety, who wants either a big-money new contract or a trade from Gang Green, posted his approval of the Patriots reportedly signing free-agent quarterback Cam Newton to an incentive-laden contract. Adams mentioned New England coach Bill Belichick by name in his praise. This response to Adams’ tweet sums up what Jets fans are thinking about the social play. (Hint: They don’t think it was a classy move.)2 things can be true1. Cam is a player who deserves to be a starter2. You dont have to congratulate your biggest rival and a HC who has dominated YOUR current employer just to stir controversy which as I am writing this tweet I’m currently falling victim toJUST PLAY FOOTBALL— NYJ Matt (@NYJ_Matt) June 29, 2020The Jets, for the record, are 0-6 against the Patriots since Adams entered the league as New York’s first-round draft pick in 2017. Adams did, however, produce a pick-six against Jarrett Stidham — the guy who was in line to replace Brady before the Newton deal — in garbage time of a Week 3 NYJ loss.Now, Adams will likely see Newton twice this season (COVID-19 permitting) instead. He’s already 0-1 against Superman, with the Jets losing to the Panthers at home in 2017.pic.twitter.com/FuQFdkgdHC— tyler n (@ovotn) June 29, 2020last_img read more

first_imgIt is very contradictory what has happened in Barça. The dismissal of Valverde and the signing of Setién generated enormous expectations among the fans, which maintains their faith in the Cantabrian. Nevertheless, the costumes already admit that there is a lack of depth in the game and the coach’s statements after the Valencia game liked little.Barça have a relatively affordable calendar next month before facing the knockout stages of the Champions League against Naples. He will play in the Cup against Leganés and in the League against Levante at Camp Nou. Then he could face the quarterfinals of the Cup and a League match at Villamarín. Finally, and before Naples and the Bernabéu, Eibar will be measured. The team is on time (less and less) to rebuild. But Setién and the costumes are required. “Likewise, the players do not interpret some things well,” Quique Setién said in the Mestalla press room after losing his first game as Barça coach. It was not a haughty phrase. Quique also admitted that “we are not explaining them well”. But yes It was the first demonstration that the message of the Cantabrian technician is not coming clearly to the dressing room. And that is a giant problem. Much more when we are in the second week of Quique on the bench of Barça. Any wardrobe is usually receptive to the message transmitted by a new coach in the first few days. The arrival of a new boss is a stimulus. It was important that the first two or three ideas collapse. And it is costing.It is also surprising the radicality with which Setién has arrived at the Barça dressing room. Where everyone imagined a coach who followed in the footsteps of cruising, with a fast, fun, electric and risky football, open at the ends, has found a conservative team. Barça does not risk the ball but, there is more, he has turned the drawing around like a sock. Of the 4-3-3 of Valverde that became 4-4-2 when the Catalans defended, the team has reinvented itself with a 3-1-4-2 in which 50 percent of the passes are given by three behind and the midfielder and in which, above all, the team has lost the oremus in the defensive balance. Valencia scored two goals but could do much more.last_img read more

first_imgLNHA president Saweler, Assistant Minister Toe and LNHA secretary general GayeThe Liberia National Handball Association is waiting for plane tickets from the International Handball Federation to make its trip to Niamey, Niger to participate in the IHF Zone 3 Trophy competition.According to LNHA president, J. Mason Saweler a representative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports is working along with the LNHA to write the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue passports to the National Handball delegation for their departure on Saturday, April 7.He said the International Handball Federation (IHF) has promised to provide tickets for two delegations of Liberia (the youth and the junior teams, along with their coaches) to participate in the tournament.Countries expected to participate in the tournament are the host nation, Niger, Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Benin, and Liberia. The tournament is scheduled from 9-14.The International Handball Federation decided to underwrite the cost of traveling by air instead of traveling by road following an appeal by the Liberia National Handball Association, President Saweler said.Meanwhile, LNHA is appealing to Chief Patron of Sports President George Manneh Weah and all philanthropists to aid the teams in their preparation to represent Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has handed Bastian Schweinsteiger his first Premier League start as they take on Newcastle at Old Trafford.The World Cup winner, 31, has been limited to substitute appearances so far as he improves his fitness, but Van Gaal has now seen fit to put him in the team.Michael Carrick is the man to drop out of the starting XI, while Adnan Januzaj continues in the side after two impressive displays.Misfiring Wayne Rooney is also kept in the team, with Memphis Depay looking to net his first Premier League goal, following his Champions League strikes in midweek.Manchester United team to face Newcastle: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Mata, Januzaj, Depay, Rooney. 1last_img read more