BIG DEFENSIVE PLAY—JayVaughn Kirkland of Penn Hills bats down a pass by Gateway quarterback Thomas Woodson. As the kickoff drew near Friday night between Gateway and Penn Hills, there was almost a basketball- like atmosphere. The Gateway student section, dressed in black and gold, was cheering loudly and the Penn Hills percussion section was aiding in the pre-game revelry. Then, the Gators went out on the field, holding hands marching 2-by-2 to the beat of its own drum. But in front of one of the largest crowd ever to fill Walter “Pete” Antimarino Stadium, the Penn Hills “road warriors” left with bragging rights and an 18-7 victory. Both teams are led by outstanding Black head coaches, Gateway’s Terry Smith and Penn Hills’ Ron Graham.The 2010 edition of the Penn Hills Indians has the potential to be very, very good. They entered the season having to replace graduating seniors, including defensive lineman Aaron Donald (Pitt), linebacker Myles Davis (Syracuse), cornerback Cullen Christian (Michigan) and wide-receiver-cornerback Brandon Ifill (Pitt).Sophomore Aaron Bailey got the Indians on the board first with a 4-yard touchdown run. Gateway blocked the kick and Penn Hills led 6-0.Penn Hills extended its lead to 12-0 when Corey “If I’m even, I’m leavin’” Jones sprinted around left end for a 49-yard touchdown run.Jones, who is like a thoroughbred racehorse, with great speed and athletic ability on his side, vaulted out of the stable with a game high 103 yards rushing, trampling the Gators.Jones, who already returned two kickoffs for touchdowns this season, is establishing himself as one of the top game breakers in the area and WPIAL.Hopewell junior Rushel Shell is the best in the nation and Schenley’s Deandre Black is the most underrated game breaker.Jones is a breath of fresh air with all the WPIAL superstars out with injuries.West Allegheny’s Mike Caputo, Gateway’s Dondi Kirby, Chartiers Valley’s Wayne Capers, Woodland Hills’ Lafayette Pitts, Charleroi’s Quentin Briggs and Aliquippa’s Troy Jeter are all down and out.Penn Hills’ Jones and offensive coordinator Demond Gibson are ready to reveal “secret weapons” to all their fans.Gibson, who captained the Penn Hills 1995 State Championship team, delved into the psychological factors that could seriously affect victory or defeat. Having been on the biggest high school, college and professional stages himself, Gibson knows the mindset it takes to win at Penn Hills.“A great running game and defense is what wins championships,” said Gibson.“When I played at Penn Hills we had two 1,500- plus yard rushers. The greatest feeling for an offensive lineman is to move somebody off the ball against his will.” Smithwoke up his troops after halftime when “super sophomore” Darin Franklin returned the second half kickoff 56 yards to the Indians 39-yard line. Quarterback Thomas Woodson passed 23 yards to Wayne Blye for a touchdown to cut the lead to 12-7. New Gateway field general Woodson is only a sophomore, but the young quarterback has some big shoes to fill.Rob Kalkstein, the former four-year starter, passed for more than 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns last year. Kalkstein is one of the WPIAL’s all-time passing leader with over 6,000 career yards.“This is my ninth year as the head coach of Gateway and this is my youngest team,” said Smith. “I really like our secondary. We converted Nolan Toran and Armstead Williams from linebacker to safety. We have a very physical defense.”Penn Hills won in spite of itself at times—the Indians committed 10 penalties for over 100 yards. The mistakes did little to level the playing field, because Gateway committed 14 penalties and threw four interceptions.The final touchdown came courtesy of junior running back Malik Bateman, who scored on a 23-yard scamper to give the Indians a very rare victory at Gateway. Most teams that enter Antimarino Stadium have a very negative, defeatist attitude, but Jones is a different cat and Gibson has the winning formula.
“In the exhibition season we never really played with a full lineup on purpose, so (Friday) our fans will see our full roster,” McLellan explained.“We’ve got a good group of players here,” he added. “Our defence is full of rookies and are still learning how to play but we’re very happy with what we’ve got.”New players to the roster include forward Andy Fitzpatrick from Calgary, 17-year-old Max Daerendinger of Vancouver and netminder Joseph Barton of Victoria.McLellan is please to see Jordan Davie in the lineup. Davie, a 6’1″, 195-pound bruiser, was acquired during the offseason from Victoria.Local minor hockey players expected to fill out the roster include forwards Sam Webber, Nolan Percival, defencemen Aigne McGeady-Bruce as well as returnees Austin Lindsay, Brendan Smith, Tyler Fyfe and Blair Andrews.McLellan was also able to convince trio of rising stars from Castlegar, Tanner Costa, Ren Mason and Ellis Junker, to join the Green and White.However, training camp officially ends this weekend when the Leafs host a pair of KIJHL heavyweights.“I go into every game thinking we’re playing the best team in the league,” McLellan said, who hasn’t had a chance to scout the two upcoming opponents.“That’s the way I approach every game and I tell the players the same thing.”Fans will see if the busy offseason can transfer into the Leafs being one of those league’s best teams.LEAF NOTES: Season tickets are now on sale at Mallard’s Source for sports, the NDCC Arena and during Leafs home games. For more information contact email@example.com . . . . Nelson continues its home stand Friday, September 18 against Spokane Braves before heading for the road to meet Grand Forks, Sunday, September 20. Nelson concludes the first month of the season with a two-game road swing to Princeton and Osoyoos, September 25 & 26, respectively. It’s a busy time of a season for any hockey coach in amateur or professional.And it’s no different for Leaf boss Dave McLellan.The second year skipper of the Leafs, who is back having a full offseason to recruit, has been working the phones continually trying to solidify the roster on the eve of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League opening weekend.“We’ve got 23 players carded right now,” McLellan said as Leafs open the 2015-16 season at home with a pair of games Friday against Kelowna Chiefs and Saturday versus the Fernie Ghostriders.“Basically the roster has been finalized . . . plus or minus one of two guys we’ve recruited still as Junior A camps.”Nelson enters the season after going 3-1 in the brief, but very successful, exhibition season.After splitting with Beaver Valley, Nelson reeled off two straight wins over Castlegar — the second a 6-5 victory Wednesday in the Sunflower City.
Honorable Mention: Tre Honshtein, Sam Houston State.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s James Tabary, Darion Dunn and Parker Orgeron are the Southland Conference Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.Senior quarterback Tabary wins the offensive honor, sophomore cornerback Dunn secures the defensive award and junior punt returner Orgeron takes the special teams accolade after helping lead the Cowboys to a 51-34 win over Houston Baptist to start the conference season.They return to action Saturday for their home opener, hosting Nicholls at 6 p.m. CT.Offensive Player of the Week: James Tabary, McNeese – Sr. – Quarterback – New Orleans, La.The first team preseason All-Southland quarterback set a school record for most passing yards and touchdowns in a half when he put 329 yards and four scores en route to notching his school-record sixth 300-yard career passing game. The senior from New Orleans opened the first quarter completing 11-of-12 pass attempts and 22 of 27 in the opening half. Tabary finished the game with 355 passing yards on 25-of-32 passing. He also added a rushing touchdown.Honorable Mention: Shelton Eppler, Northwestern State; Lester Wells, Central Arkansas; Josh Fink, Abilene Christian.Defensive Player of the Week: Darion Dunn, McNeese – So. – Cornerback – Oakdale, La.The preseason All-Conference honoree intercepted two passes in Saturday’s win over HBU, marking the first time since 2014 that a McNeese player has intercepted more than one pass in a game. The sophomore cornerback from Oakdale, La., also led the team in tackles Saturday with five, all solo stops.Honorable Mention: Hayden Bourgeois, Northwestern State; Hunter Brown, Sam Houston State; Raphael Garner, Central Arkansas.Special Teams Player of the Week: Parker Orgeron, McNeese – Jr. – Punt Returner – Mandeville, La.Orgeron recorded McNeese’s first punt return for a touchdown since 2013 when he took a fourth quarter punt 59 yards to the house Saturday. He had another punt return for nine yards on the night and ended the game averaging 34 yards per return.FB: @McNeeseFootball’s Parker Orgeron with 59-yard punt return for TD. Score now McNeese 51-34 over HBU, 11:22 left in 4th.Televised on @ElevenSportsUSA or @CoxSportsTV. Streaming via https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt and Southland Conference apps. #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/EYbMRANII4— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) September 9, 2018
… money promised since October 1Douglas Casimero, Toshao of Aishalton, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), has indicated that participants of the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS), within the region have not been paid their stipends despite promises that the money would be distributed on October1.He said participants of his village, along with other villages within the region, have not received their stipends. He noted that the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry had committed to pay them within seven days following the National Toshao Conference.“These youths were supposed to be paid every two months but till now, the students and the facilitators are waiting,” he added.Over 100 Indigenous villages and 2000 youths have been able to benefit from the programme since it began in 2015.It replaced the People’s Progressive Party/Civic’s (PPP/C) Youth Entrepreneurial and Apprenticeship Programme (YEAP).The programme is expected to utilise an integrated and user-friendly approach to learning, which seeks to give youth and young adults a second chance to maximise their full potential, economically and socially.According to the Government Information Agency, the HEYS Programme is the fulfilment of a commitment to Indigenous youths, made by the Government to positively contribute to improving the lifestyle and standards of living for youth and young adults residing in the hinterland with an academic or non-academic need, irrespective of race, gender, religion or political persuasion.But Casimero stated that no payments are contrary to what is being pushed by the Ministry and the Government into the public domain.A source close the programme, on the other hand, stated that two teams are presently in Region Nine and are distributing the cash. The source added that most of the communities would have already received their monies.“We will have the payments completed by Tuesday,” the source said, noting that payments to Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) have already been completed. Participants in the other regions will receive their payments before the week ends.
The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) is assisting 10 households in the mining community of Baramita, Region One (Barima-Waini) to manage and establish kitchen gardens.According to NAREI, between August 9 and 12, 2018, its Hinterland Coordinator Participants engaging in practical training in Baramita, Region 1Aaron Ramroop assisted participants with practical training in cash crop seedling production and orchard management. The training was conducted at small holdings owned by some participants and also at the Baramita Training Centre.The commencement of this training is part of the Ministerial Task Force approach to improve the standard of living within this community. NAREI’s involvement mainly focuses on promoting food security and nutrition through diversifying and increasing crop production.Each participant was given three seed trays and seeds for various cash crops including hot and sweet peppers, cabbage and Boulanger. They also received small packs of ochro seeds and 20 seedling bags to plant soursop and pawpaw.NAREI through its extension services will be monitoring the progress of the 10 households. The institute is confident that the project will benefit the participants, especially those who are single parent mothers and members of the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS).
A hire car driver in Berbice is now a patient at the New Amsterdam Hospital, nursing a broken arm and several stab wounds to the regions of his back, neck, chest and arm, following a failed carjacking by a passenger.The driver, Chunilall Dudnath, 52, of lot 232 East Canefield, Canje, Berbice, was asked to take a lone passenger in his car into a street at West Canefield, East Canje, when the incident occurred shortly before 22:00h on Monday night.According to Dudnath, the passenger claimed to be going to the last house in the street. He said when they got there, he asked theThe vehicle which a passenger attempted to carjackpassenger if he lived at that house. Instead of answering, Dudnath said, the passenger stabbed him on the shoulder.Dudnath noted that the stabbing continued as he tried to loosen his seat belt. He was then ordered out of the vehicle. After doing so, the passenger drove the car further down the street and Dudnath ran behind the carjacker. Not content with the injuries already inflicted on the hire car driver, the carjacke then reversed the vehicle into Dudnath, knocking him off his feet.According to one eyewitness, Rafeek Hoosain, the taxi driver was hit twice, resulting in his arm being broken.“This car knock down the man flat on the ground and the man get up and running and hollering help! Help! Help! By the time I turn in the street, the car reverse and knock him down again… The car slide in the drain and the man come out and run away and jump in a car. I thought it was a car driver knocking somebody, not knowing that is the thief knocking down the car driver,” he related.Another villager, Khemwattie Submanani, who said she was able the get a look at the perpetrator, related that he was dressed in black and wore a red hat. She explained that the villagers ran after him but they were not able to see his face. The carjacker successfully escaped by leaving the community in another hire car which he stopped.Following the incident, neighbours called the Police. Submanani said she repeatedly called 911 for about 15 minutes but did not get through. She also noted that the Reliance Police Station’s number was also tried but gave a busy tone. The Station Sergeant was then called on his cellular phone and moments later a patrol which included investigators arrived.However, relatives of the injured hire car driver are concerned that the Police did not dust the vehicle for fingerprints. (Andrew Carmichael)
2015 Elections petition caseThe People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Saturday said it was concerned over the continued and prolonged delays that have stalled the hearing of the Elections Petition case filed in the High Court, challenging aspects of the results declared following the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections.The Party’s legal representative and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall confirmed that much progress has not been made in determining several matters related to the petition, which is before the High Court.He recalled that after the PPP filed its case in the High Court, the Chief Elections Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield moved to the court to block the hearing of the petition.After the High Court heard and determined Lowenfield’s summons, it was dismissed but soon after the GECOM CEO appealed the decision of the High Court.Nandlall said the matter took about one year or more to be heard by the Full Court and that same court is taking approximately more than six months to deliver its judgement.The PPP member added that he is very concerned because election petitions by law, and by their very nature, are expected to be heard and determined speedily.“In fact, the law expressly provides that once the hearing begins, it should continue on a day-to-day basis by the Judge assigned to hear it… the rationale is obvious. A nation must not be in doubt about who its representatives are in the National Assembly nor who should form the Government. Delays in the hearing and determination of election petitions therefore can easily lead to chaos, civil unrest and a complete breakdown of democracy in a society,” he reiterated.Nandlall said it was against that backdrop that it is deeply regretful that after three years, the election petition filed challenging the 2015 General and Regional Elections is yet to get off the ground.“It is even more unfortunate that the party that is frustrating the hearing of the elections petition is the CEO whose role in an election is an impartial one and whose responsibility it is to ensure that there is fairness and compliance with the laws in relation to elections. This official, therefore, ought to be accommodating and encouraging in any process which seeks to examine the legality and propriety of elections because it is in the interest of the integrity of this officer to ensure that the integrity of the electoral process is vindicated and validated,” he remarked.He said on the contrary, this officer attempted to strike the petition out in order to prevent legal scrutiny of the elections and then when his application is dismissed, appeals the decision further stalling the process.“The Judiciary is not without blame in taking so long to dispose of the legal challenge and to ensure that the petition is heard with the speed contemplated by the letter and spirit of the law,” he explained.He reminded Guyana Times of a situation in Trinidad in 2016 where an election petition was filed – after the PPP’s 2015 petition in Guyana – and that petition had already been determined in the High Court and in the Appeals Court.He declined to say whether he felt the petition was deliberately being stalled by the GECOM CEO and others within the Executive branch who may have some sort of influence over the process.It was expected since November 2017 that a speedy ruling would have been handed after the CEO’s appeal was heard by the Full Court presided over by Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George and Justice Franklin Holder, who reviewed written submissions.At that time, the Chief Justice announced that the court needed no clarification after reviewing the submissions laid over by the parties – Attorney Judy Stuart-Adonis for Attorney General Basil Williams SC; Attorney Roysdale Forde for Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield; and Attorney Rajendra Jaigobin for Opposition parliamentarian Ganga Persaud.The petition filed on behalf of the PPP/C seeks to challenge the validity of the outcome of the 2015 General and Regional Elections. (Michael Younge)
In the top flight, managers will not be shown cards but receive verbal warnings.Like cards for players, the warnings will be totted up and could lead to match bans.What the FA calls “stage one warnings” will be issued for inappropriate language or gestures “which are an obvious show of dissent or an attempt to influence the decisions of the match officials”. These include kicking or throwing water bottles or clothing, sarcastic clapping or waving imaginary cards.Managers who receive four warnings will be banned for one match, eight warnings will result in a two-match ban, 12 warnings will bring a three-match ban and 16 will lead to a misconduct charge.Unlike cards for players, the warnings will not, in most cases, be wiped out after a fixed number of games.Shaun Harvey, the chief executive of the English Football League which runs the three divisions below the Premier League, said on Tuesday that rules for behaviour in the dugout or technical area are not new, but the idea is to make the disciplinary procedure clearer to fans.Referees have long been able to banish badly-behaved managers, but now a red card will make clear what is happening.“We thought it should add to the clarity and hopefully better behaviour in the technical areas,” said Harvey.Harvey said that the referee can, if necessary, caution a team’s entire coaching staff.“This is not about creating a drama. It is about making sure behaviour doesn’t decline further.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000English referees will show cards to managers and other touchline staff in most professional competitions the coming season.© AFP/File Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, July 31 – English football intends to start punishing managers who behave badly on the sidelines as severely as players on the field, the Football Association (FA) said on Tuesday.In the coming season, referees will be able to show red and yellow cards to coaching staff in England’s top professional competitions, with the exception of the Premier League, as part of a pilot project based on the FA’s existing “technical area code of conduct”.
0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar banned for three matches fo lashing out at fan © AFP/File / Lionel BONAVENTUREPARIS, France, May 10 – Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar was banned for three matches Friday with a further two-match ban suspended for lashing out at a fan following the club’s shock defeat in the French Cup final.Announcing the ban, the French football federation said the sanction would go into effect from May 13 allowing the Brazilian superstar to appear for the French champions against Angers in Ligue 1 on Saturday. But he will miss the last two games of the domestic season and the French Champions Trophy pitting PSG against their cup final conquerors winners Rennes in Shenzhen, China in August.Neymar swung at an abusive opposing fan while climbing the steps to receive his French Cup final losers medal following the shock defeat to Rennes on penalties last month.On a nightmare night for PSG, Rennes came back from 2-0 down to 2-2 at the end of regulation time, forcing extra time and penalties.Meanwhile, Neymar has appealed against another ban, this time a three-match Champions League ban imposed by European football’s governing body UEFA .He was punished for an angry outburst at match officials of PSG’s last-16 tie against Manchester United in March.PSG lost following a last-minute penalty award to the Premier League side after a VAR review of a disputed handball appeal.Neymar did not play in the match through injury but took to social media to call the penalty award a “scandal” and accuse the VAR referees of incompetence.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Small and medium enterprises in Donegal have been called upon to turn their passion into action and ‘Dare to be amazing.’The call was made by Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, at the end of Local Enterprise Week 2019, who said that the backbone of the economy of the county is small and micro enterprises – but they don’t get the importance they deserve.“I’d say to our businesses – you need to have more confidence in yourselves – you need to tell your story, because if you don’t, how will people know?” The theme for the week was ‘Peak Performance’ and the Head of Enterprise urged Donegal businesses to be ambitious.“Know what you want to achieve and then match that with the ambition. If you are going to have peak performance, then you need to have the ambition to perform at that level.At the end of the day, you have to have some sort of goal – but you shouldn’t set those goals too low and make them easy to achieve. Be ambitious, aim high,” Mr. Tunney said.Tommy Bowe, Adrian Logan, Anna Gearey and Michael Murphy stop for a selfie ahead of the ‘Peak Performance – Lessons for Business in Sport’ event in the Villa Rose, Hotel, Ballybofey during Local Enterprise Week.Joe and Brenda O’Hora of Benny & Co and Joe Doherty of Simply Inish pictured with Michael Tunney Head of Enterprise and Eve Anne McCarron and Maggie Campbell at the ‘receipe for Success – Starting a Food Business’ event during Local Enterprise Week.His comments came as another busy Local Enterprise Week came to an end with 25 events at locations right across the county, thanks to support from other agencies and partners. The Local Enterprise organised events included a number of high-profile speakers, but many local businesses also featured on the podium over the course of the week to share their stories.Seamus McMenamin of McMenamin Enginnering, Larissa Feeney of Accountant Online and David Gildea of Cloud Ranger pictured on stage with Anton Savage at the launch of Local Enterprise Week.Participants in the ‘The Ingredients for your food story using video’ event at Castlegrove House, one of the many events across the county as part of Local Enterprise Week.Pictured at the Digital Marketing Expo in Rockhill House during Local Enterprise Week were Greg Fry, Anna Good, Richard Finney, Marie Shields, Andrew Clarke, Emmett Rushe and Grace Korbel from the Local Enterprise Office.“It was great as always, to have some excellent speakers come in to give brilliant advice, information and inspiration over the course of the week, but one of the highlights of the week certainly was the fact that we were able to include so many local businesses who could share success stories that hopefully will inspire other businesses to follow in their footsteps,” the Head of Enterprise said.Those stories this year ranged from the opening event and continued right through the week until the final event, the launch of ‘Donegal – We Create’ charting the stories of 8 creative businesses in the county.Businesses featured in ‘Donegal – We Create’ get their first look at the finished at the final event of Local Enterprise Week. Included with Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely, Head of Enterprise Michael Tunney, Assistant Head of Enterprise, Brenda Hegarty and Liam Porter who wrote the stories are- Paul McMahon, The Rusted Pixel, Sharon McDaid, Silver Birch Gallery, Lynn Costello Erskine, The Pear in Paper, Caitlín NicGabhann of Caitlín.ie, Thomas McLaughlin, Tádaiás, Karen O’Kane, Koko Designs, Elaine, Lyndsey and Zara McGonigle of McGonigle GlassThomas McLaughlin, Caitlín NicGabhann, Karen O’Kane and Lynn Costello Erskine pictured in conversation with host Marie Louise Muir at the launch of ‘Donegal – We Create’ in Rockhill House, Letterkenny, the final event of Local Enterprise Week 2019.Local businesses also featured in many of the partner events and the Head of Enterprise paid tribute to all those who had made last week’s series of events a huge success.“It was great to have such co-operation from other agencies and partners in the county and I’d like to thank them, all our speakers and all our venue hosts for their contribution towards a great week for Donegal businesses. I’d also urge the businesses who attended and indeed those thinking of starting a business, to continue to engage with the Local Enterprise Office and we will do everything possible to help them,” he concluded.Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely in conversation with Tony Forrester of Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Eve Anne McCarron from the Local Enterprise Office at the launch of Local Enterprise WeekVisitors to Inishowen Engineering enjoying a tour as part of the ‘Up close and personal’ event organised as part of Local Enterprise Week.Visitors to Inishowen Engineering pictured before their visit to the work floor. The visit was one of two ‘Up close and personal’ events with engineering firms in the county organised as part of Local Enterprise Week.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or phone 0749160735.Targeting peak performance on Local Enterprise Week – Picture Special was last modified: March 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Businessdonegal leoeventsLocal Enterprise Week