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St Jago will have to fight for win – Laing

first_imgIt wilL be the third meeting between St Jago and St George’s College this season, with the Georgians winning both contests.They meet again in today’s ISSA-FLOW Super Cup semi-final at Sabina Park and St Jago coach, Glen Laing, anticipates a very difficult contest, one in which he believes his players will have to fight very hard to prevail.”They will have to fight, fight. It will be a tough game, because when you play a team twice and it’s a quality team you can expect a very tough challenge,” he said.St George’s won the first meeting 3-2, and in the last game they fired three unanswered goals past the Spanish Town school.Laing noted that it is unlike his players not to score goals and they will be looking to trouble the St George’s net today.”We are designed to score goals based on our attack. We had to give them (players) a wake-up call after the last game. We did some serious talking with them and I expect the perseverance of St Jago to come through,” he continued.Laing declared that the Manning Cup was their prime target, however, he says they will be making every effort to move on to the FLOW Super Cup final as well.”We had STETHS last weekend, and we went through and won that one, so there is no letting up now. We are coming to do the hard work (in semi-final) because we are aiming for the two cups, although the Manning Cup is the one we would prefer,” he added.- Livingston Scottlast_img read more

Troubling Statistics

first_imgThe Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Julia Duncan Cassell, has stated that although 90 percent of Liberians are aware of the benefits of condoms, yet only three out of 10 use it during sexual intercourse.Min. Cassell, who quoted the 2013 Liberian Demographic and Health Survey (LDHS), also disclosed that “only two out of 10 women and approximately 4.5 out of 10 men used condoms during their last sexual activities.” The Min. further stated that, “Among women and men who were reported having multiple sex partners, only 19 percent of women and 23 percent of men used condoms during their last sexual contacts.” She added that because of the irregular use of condoms, which helps to prevent unwanted pregnancy, HIV and AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), “nearly four of 10 girls are pregnant before the age of 19.” The Gender Minister announced these disturbing statistics yesterday when she launched the National Condom Promotion Campaign at the Monrovia City Hall. The campaign is being held under the theme, “Use Condoms, Stay Safe.”These are troubling statistics as Liberia has a very young and growing population a majority of who are below the age of 30.Minister Cassell stated that as evidenced by the statistics, it is clear that women and girls are most unlikely to use condoms during sexual contact. “This is generally due to the fact that women and girls have limited negotiating power during sexual activity in relation to how, where and when the act takes place,” she maintained.“This can be attributed to the socio-economic and cultural inequality that exists between men and women in Liberia,” said Madam Cassell.She urged young and older people who are sexually active and have multiple sexual partners, to use condoms which is a barrier device that may reduce the probability of pregnancy and the spreading of STIs.She stated that the benefits of condom, when used correctly and consistently, have dual-protective capacity, including blocking unwanted pregnancy and STIs. The Min. also stated that the benefits also boost self-esteem and the confidence of its users and promote hygiene after sexual intercourse. Following the Minister, Liberia-Ghanaian-based movie star, Joseph Van Vicker, who is also Goodwill Ambassador for the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY), had a pre-recorded video message, especially for the young people. It says, “Use Condoms and Stay Safe.”The Officer in Charge of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Oluremi Sogunro, stated among other things: “Today UNFPA joins the Government and our partners to launch a national campaign with the aim of promoting safe sex by making condoms available to the people.”He said while Ebola is now considered as an STI, condom usage may help prevent its transmission.Dr. Sogunro referred to condoms as “currently the only effectively technology to prevent HIV and other STIs as well as unintended pregnancies,” adding that both male and female condoms are inexpensive and cost effective. Montserrado County Representative Munah P. Youngblood said she was glad that young people these days can be told openly about sex, its implications and the use of condoms.She buttressed Ivorian Ambassador Kapieletien Soro, who earlier stated that it was forbidden in Africa to speak about sex in the open and with young children. Today’s generations are blessed he said because they can openly engage in discussions about condoms and sex so that they can learn, prevent and protect themselves until they are ready.Dr. Francis Kateh, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Liberia, also urged young people to see condoms as their friends.Meanwhile outside the hall, various health stakeholders set up mini tents and their representatives were enthusiastically distributing the commodity to everyone, including those in vehicles.The mass condom distribution campaign is for six months and will extend to all the 15 counties. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Government of Canada makes investments in Northern Rockies Regional Airport

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The Government of Canada has announced that it will be investing in safety at the Northern Rockies Regional Airport.According to the Government, the $356,680 in funding will go towards the purchasing of a new grader which will be used to maintain the runways, taxiways, and aprons.Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, says it is important to invest in airports in order to support economic growth and to maintain the safety for all users.- Advertisement -“Our Government recognizes that local airports are major contributors to the economic growth and social well-being of smaller communities. In addition to supporting travel and tourism, local airports are key connectors for business, health care, social services, and emerging resource development sectors. These investments will improve access to safe, efficient and accessible air transportation options, and will help us deliver on our promise to build safer, healthier and stronger communities across Canada.”Funding for the Airport comes from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program.To date, the Federal Government has invested more than $11.7 million in ACAP funding for 15 safety projects at the Northern Rockies Regional Airport.Advertisement To learn more about ACAP funding, you can visit the Government of Canada’s website.last_img read more

Huddersfield axe Robins after opening day defeat

first_imgMark Robins has left his position as Huddersfield manager just one game into the new Championship season.The 44-year-old took charge of the Terriers in February 2013, helping them avoid relegation that year and then leading them to a 17th-place finish last term.However, a 4-0 drubbing at home to Bournemouth on the opening day of the new campaign saw Robins and his players jeered by angry fans.And following a meeting with Huddersfield’s board on Saturday, it was mutually agreed Robins would step aside.A statement on the club’s website read: “Following yesterday’s first day defeat, Mark met with the board of directors. At the conclusion of the meeting, Mark and the directors all agreed it would be in the interests of all parties to part company.“Accordingly, Mark’s contract has ended amicably and by mutual consent.“Huddersfield Town would like to place on record its thanks to Mark and wish him all the best for the future.”Town chairman Dean Hoyle added: “Mark has put his all into the job over the past 16 months and has made a big contribution to the club.“He arrived at the club at a difficult time and immediately impacted to keep us in the Championship.“Mark’s approach to this has been refreshing. He has always put the club before himself and worked tirelessly on the training ground to change our way of playing and we have seen that come to fruition.“Mark will be someone that I personally, and we as a club, will always remain in contact with.”Assistant manager Steve Thompson will take charge of the team during Sunday’s training session, along with first-team coach Steve Eyre. Mark Robins 1last_img read more

Rapinoe sinks hosts, USA set WCup semi with England

first_imgThe USA then soaked up pressure before delivering the knockout blow midway through the second half when Rapinoe turned in Tobin Heath’s centre, although Wendie Renard pulled a goal back for France to set up a tense finish.Jill Ellis’s team held on and go through to a semi-final against England in Lyon next Tuesday as they seek to retain their crown and win a fourth World Cup in eight editions.“We didn’t have the best night on the ball but the focus defensively, and the willingness and the discipline to do what we did tonight is tremendous,” said the 33-year-old Rapinoe.“We were ruthless with our chances, so moving on to the next round, that’s really all that matters. It’s a game that we’ll never forget here in Paris.”The pink-haired Rapinoe has been crucial on the field in this tournament, while dominating headlines off it thanks to her spat with US President Donald Trump over her refusal to attend any post-tournament reception at the White House.She had already scored twice in the win over Spain in the last round and is now the joint top scorer at the tournament with five goals.– French regrets –Meanwhile, France will leave their own tournament with more than a few regrets.Ellis praised the hosts, saying: “That’s a fantastic team we played tonight, and that is the most intense match I have ever been a part of.”French players react to their defeat © AFP / Kenzo TRIBOUILLARDThat will be scant consolation for the French. They were the only team to defeat the USA in the two years leading up to the World Cup but they could not repeat the feat here before an expectant crowd.Coach Corinne Diacre had been set the target of going all the way to the final on home soil, yet that always looked a tall order from the moment the draw was made last December and they were set on a quarter-final collision course with the best team in the world.“It’s a failure in a footballing sense, we can’t hide from that. We are far from fulfilling our objective,” said Diacre.“I hope we at least won people’s hearts tonight and since the start of the tournament.”Only once before had they even made the semi-finals, and for the second World Cup running their adventure ends in the last eight, the same stage at which they went out of the 2016 Olympics and the last three European Championships.Having started this tournament with a first-half blitz against South Korea in the opening game, Les Bleues never really reached the same heights again. Their defeat also means they will not go to the 2020 Olympics.The country’s leading sports daily L’Equipe had called this “the challenge of a lifetime”, and in that context conceding the opening goal so early was a disaster.Alex Morgan was fouled outside the area to the USA left, and Rapinoe’s low delivery went in without taking a touch.While France had lots of the ball without creating many clear chances, Samantha Mewis and Heath both tested France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi just after half-time, and the USA’s second goal arrived in the 65th minute.Morgan and Heath combined down the right before the latter’s ball across goal was turned in by Rapinoe.France did not give up and set up a frenzied finale as Renard evaded her marker to head in Gaetane Thiney’s flighted free-kick nine minutes from time for her fourth goal of the tournament. But the USA saw out the victory.The other quarter-finals will be played on Saturday, with the Netherlands meeting Italy at 1300 GMT in Valenciennes before Germany take on Sweden in Rennes at 1630 GMT.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000USA players celebrate with number 15 Megan Rapinoe after she scored in the 2-1 win over hosts France in the World Cup quarter-final © AFP / Lionel BONAVENTUREPARIS, France, Jun 29 – Megan Rapinoe admitted it had been an unforgettable night after her brace took the United States through to the semi-finals of the women’s World Cup on Friday, the holders beating France 2-1 in Paris to puncture the hopes of the host nation.Rapinoe’s free-kick five minutes into this quarter-final evaded a sea of bodies in the box on its way into the net to stun the home crowd at the Parc des Princes.last_img read more

Leicester Mark II? Celtic secure fairytale Scottish Premiership title victory

first_imgDISCLAIMER: Like the standard of the Scottish Premiership, this spoof story is just a jokeThe world’s media has camped out for weeks in Glasgow waiting for the moment when the fairytale would come true. Now it has.Celtic have completed one of the most remarkable stories in the history of football by winning the Scottish Premiership title. Written off at the start of the season, when the bookmakers made the Hoops 5,000-1* to be crowned champions, they secured their first top-flight title (of the calendar year) to complete a fairytale triumph. It is an incredible tale on so many levels, not least the fact that nearest challengers Aberdeen are the last club in the division other than Celtic to have won the league, just 31 years ago.But with the eyes of the world on Glasgow, Celtic secured this most unlikely of sporting triumphs with a 3-2 win over the Dons. ‘If Celtic can do it, so can everyone’ will be the lesson taken from the coronation of Ronny Deila’s team of remarkable underdogs. How has a club that had previously won just 46 league titles, 36 Scottish Cups, 15 Scottish League Cups and a European Cup, in its 128-year history, been able to lift the title this year?That is a question that may now be answered on the big screen, as rumours gather pace that a Hollywood movie will be made, focusing on the story of striker Leigh Griffiths, who just five years ago was languishing in the depths at an English Premier League club.Whatever the reason behind Celtic’s miraculous season, it is an astonishing achievement which has left everyone scratching their heads in bewilderment and clapping their hands in admiration at the same time.Is it the greatest sports upset story ever? Celtic’s unlikely journey to becoming Scottish champions has certainly captivated sports fans worldwide.Nobody believed they could do it, but here they are: Scottish League champions.*Actual odds may have been 5000-1 on. 1 The greatest sporting upset of all-time? last_img read more

Sounds detected; rescuers pick up pace

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The search has focused on the school because of unconfirmed reports that some of the 250 to 300 children and teachers may have sent cell-phone text messages to relatives soon after the disaster Friday. Under the glare of generator-powered lights, a multinational group of troops and technicians used high-tech gear like seismic sensors and sound- and heat-detection equipment alongside shovels and rescue dogs. They finally halted about 3 a.m. Tuesday until daybreak. A U.S. military spokesman said late Monday that U.S. Marines digging at the site had found bodies, but no survivors. “I asked had they received or found any type of survivors, and the answer was no,” U.S. Marine Capt. Burrell Parmer said after speaking to the commander of U.S. forces at the disaster site. The statement discounted an earlier report by Philippine Interior Undersecretary Marius Corpus that U.S. Marines had found 50 survivors. There was no immediate explanation for how the false report had spread. GUINSAUGON, Philippines – Rescue workers refused to give up hope of finding survivors in an elementary school buried by up to 100 feet of mud, digging into the night Monday after detecting what the provincial governor called “signs of life.” Sounds of scratching and a rhythmic tapping were picked up by seismic sensors and sound-detection gear brought in by U.S. and Malaysian forces. “To me, that’s more than enough reason to smile and be happy,” South Leyte Gov. Rosette Lerias said. “The adrenaline is high … now that we have seen increasing signs of life.” Still, it was hard to imagine survivors under the wet muck nearly four days after a mountainside collapsed and covered the farming village of Guinsaugon, killing up to 1,000 people. No one has been pulled out alive since just a few hours after the disaster Friday morning. “There is a lot of rubble, a lot of large boulders,” Parmer said. “On some sides near the river, it’s very moist, very soft soil, and you can get stuck up to … your waistline if you’re not careful.” Still, the Marines were eager to discover the origin of sounds detected by seismic sensors. “The farther down we went, the signals grew stronger,” U.S. Marine Lt. Richard Neikirk said as he pointed to a spot under a big boulder. A Malaysian team using sound-detection gear picked up noises, too. “We have a sound,” said Sahar Yunos of the Malaysia Disaster and Rescue Team. “Knocking, something like that.” A rescue dog also stopped three times at one spot away from where rescue workers were digging. There was no visible sign of the school. Rescue workers were digging at two places – one where the school was believed to have sat close to the mountain, the other 200 yards down the hill, where the landslide could have carried it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chelsea set to face battle with AC Milan for £88m striker

first_img1 AC Milan are ready to battle Chelsea for Torino star Andrea Belotti.The striker is a wanted man this summer after finishing the Serie A campaign last season with 26 goals to his name.The Italy international has a release-clause of £88m, but they can only be activated by foreign clubs and as such Chelsea are considered favourites to sign him.However, according to Sky Sport Italia, Milan remain interested in Belotti and have not given up hope of signing him.The Italian club are splashing the cash this summer and they are looking for a marquee centre forward.Milan are tracking Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nikola Kalinic of Fiorentina, but Belotti remains a possibility too. Andrea Belotti in action for Italy last_img

Rashford dreadful and Barkley not much better – England player ratings

first_img BEST OF 6 Barkley saw a lot more of the ball in the second-half Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The game also saw 18-year-old Jadon Sancho make English football history as the winger became the first player born after the millennium to play for the Three Lions.But how did the rest of the team perform? Below you can see talkSPORT.com’s England player ratings.Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford – 5/10Pickford was perhaps less busy than he would have expected but made a smart save to deny Ivan Perisic when called into action early in the second-half.Right-back: Kyle Walker 7/10Back in his usual right-back position, Walker had a very productive game and was a good option going forward. It was his splendid ball which let Rashford in for his first big chance but the striker was unable to finish. England secured a point that gets them off the mark in the UEFA Nations League, but the Three Lions will leave Croatia feeling they should have claimed all three points on Friday night.Gareth Southgate’s men missed a number of chances in the goalless draw with Croatia, with Marcus Rashford failing to convert England’s two best opportunities. ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Rashford spurned two glorious opportunities to give England the win Latest Football News 6 Centre-back: John Stones 5/10Stones had a good game generally but picked up a yellow card in the second-half, meaning he will miss Monday’s Nations League game against Spain – a big blow for England.Centre-back: Harry Maguire 6/10He’s becoming a regular fixture in England’s starting XI and Maguire produced another solid performance against a Croatia side without dangerous frontman Mario Mandzukic.Left-back: Ben Chilwell 8/10Chilwell was very impressive considering the Leicester left-back was making his full debut for England’s senior squad.He didn’t put a foot wrong in defence and offered an extra option going forward. A full international debut well done for Chilwell. MONEY Southgate will feel his side should have won the game silverware Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions getty England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img It was an impeccable full international debut for Chilwell Walker looked much more comfortable at right-back huge blow 6 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move A potentially iconic moment He was felled by Ante Rebic early in the second-half inside the penalty box but the referee was not interested in England’s appeals.Right-wing: Raheem Sterling 6/10Sterling certainly gave the Croatia defenders plenty to think about but he lacked a real killer instinct in the final third as is so often the case when he is playing in an England shirt.Left-wing: Marcus Rashford 3/10The striker was guilty of missing two huge chances in the second-half which he really should have stuck away. Rashford could’ve got on the end of Dier’s header had he been on his toes more too. 6 Forward: Harry Kane 5/10Kane also missed a great opportunity to get England the win but his second-half header cannoned off the bar with Dominik Livakovic beaten.The captain will perhaps be disappointed with his efforts in the first-half, however, as he struggled to make any kind of impact.SUB: Jadon Sancho 6/10He’s one of European football’s hottest talents and Sancho looked bright in his brief time on the pitch.Sancho almost supplied England’s winner with an excellent run and cross from the right but Livakovic got a crucial touch to take the ball away from the onrushing England players. 6 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Midfield: Eric Dier 7/10The Tottenham man had England’s best chance of the first-half when his glancing header struck the post.Dier was on the receiving end of a forceful challenge from Tin Jedvaj in the second-half but to the midfielder’s credit he didn’t make a meal of the tackle.Midfield: Jordan Henderson 7/10Worked well with Dier to nullify the likes of Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic in the middle of the park but received a caution in the first-half which means he’ll miss the Spain game.Midfield: Ross Barkley 6/10The game passed Barkley by in the first-half but he grew into it after the break as England controlled the tempo. REVEALED RANKED 6 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injurylast_img read more

Ex-Chelsea star slams ‘ludicrous’ Man United and claims Mourinho should be sacked

first_img“Now, you’ve gone a third of the season, you would be sacked at PSG.“I mean, PSG are miles ahead. You would have gone three weeks into the season.“But in Spain or Germany, Jose would have lost his job at Manchester United as we stand today.”United have not been this far away from winning major honours since David Moyes’ woeful season in charge at Old Trafford, with some even suggesting this campaign is WORSE than that fateful 2013/14 season; United had actually won 22 points after 13 gameweeks under Moyes, one more than their current total under Mourinho. 3 3 3 Writing in his Times column, the former Aston Villa and Marseille hitman compared United with Liverpool from around the turn of the millennium, saying ‘so much is wrong at Old Trafford’.“Manchester United fans won’t like this but they remind me of Liverpool in the mid-1990s and early 2000s,” he wrote.“Inconsistent on the pitch, in the dugout and with their transfer dealings.“The manager doesn’t know his best team or formation, the fans aren’t happy, the board are signing players who are not good enough, the best players are resisting contracts — there is so much wrong with the club.“It took Liverpool a long time to compete for the title and United fans may face a similar wait.” With fierce rivals Man City and Liverpool dominating proceedings at the top of the table, United are now seemingly fighting to just make it into the European places – be it Champions League or Europa League.While former manager David Moyes told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast he felt he needed more time at Old Trafford, Cascarino feels as though Mourinho has exhausted his stay in Manchester and would have been sacked from any other job in Europe by now.“They’ve scored eight goals for and conceded eight at Old Trafford,” Cascarino said on the Jim White Show.“That is ludicrous! gameday cracker Most Popular Football Stories The Portuguese seems devoid of ideas at Old Trafford Moyes was asked by United after an equally poor start to the season back in 2014 latest Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions His behaviour has become even more erratic at United Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Tony Cascarino claims Jose Mourinho would have been sacked by now if he was managing another side in Europe in the same way he is managing Manchester United.Saturday’s disappointing draw with Crystal Palace means the Champions League-winning boss has overseen the club’s worst start to a season in 28 years. BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed RANKED Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap last_img read more

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