Denham Town ambush St George’s

first_imgDenham Town High surprised home team St George’s College 2-1 in a close and exciting Group C ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup football match at Winchester Park yesterday.The defeat was the first for George’s at home since they were defeated by Bridgeport in 2007.Denham Town stunned the many-time champions with two quick goals in the first half. Jerome Jeffrey opened the scoring in the 14th minute and Shevon Richards netted seven minutes later (21st) for a 2-0 advantage at the half-time break.However, in the second half, St George’s pulled back a goal when Hakim Williams scored in the 62nd minute.Denham Town played a disciplined game and came out deserved winners against the title favourites.GOOD TACTICAL GAME”Our game plan was to attack the right hand channel as we realised their weaknesses there from the first game, so we focused on that the entire week. It was a good tactical game from the team,” Denham Town coach Omar Edwards told The Gleaner.”We knew that St George’s are a team that loves to keep the ball and move it around, so we caught them on the counter and scored two quick goals early in the match. Now, we look forward to our last preliminary-round game,” Edwards, who is also a national Under-17 assistant coach, added.Meanwhile, veteran St George’s College coach Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell praised Denham Town team for their performance.”I don’t think it was our best day. Credit to Denham Town as they did not allow us to play,” Bell admitted.”We did not want to lose this game, but we still have a chance to win the group as we have another game remaining in the round,” he pointed out.The race for spots in the second round is intense as St George’s College, Innswood and Denham Town are locked on 19 points apiece. However, St George’s have a superior goal difference.TODAY’S GAMESGroup AJamaica College vs St CatherineGroup DSt Mary’s College vs Charlie SmithHoly Trinity vs St Andrew TechGroup ESt Jago vs BridgeportWolmer’s vs MonaGroup GCamperdown vs Kingston CollegeJose Marti vs WaterfordRescheduled GamesGroup BGreater Portmore vs Hydel HighHaile Selassie vs Dunoon Tech.Group CInnswood High vs Eltham HighGroup FAscot High vs Excelsior HighNorman Manley vs Jonathan Grant High (To complete last eight minutes)(The Camperdown/KC match will kick off at 3 p.m. All other games start at 3:30 p.m.)last_img read more

D-League: Marinero-TIP takes down leader Che’lu

first_imgD-League: Go-for-Gold back on track after AMA win The Engineers rose to third seed behind a 4-3 slate while the Revellers remained on top with a 5-2 card.Trailing at the start of the payoff period, Che’lu ignited a 7-2 run to trim the deficit to five but the Engineers retaliated with an 11-0 blitz to stay afloat, 85-69.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Javi Gomez De Liano iced the game with two freebies.“We’ve talked about it and we want to be consistent in this. Our mindset coming into the game is that we will respect anybody from Che’lu, it’s not about them being the top team but it will be a confidence builder for us,” Marinerong Pilipino head coach Koy Banal said. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Engineers’ starters delivered 64 points while Che’lu’s first five only had 25.Jorey Napoles and Robbie Manalang had 19 points apiece for Marinerong Pilipino.Jeff Viernes led the Revellers with 19 markers. Ma. Angelica D. GarciaADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Marinerong Pilipino-TIP outlasted top-seeded Che’lu Bar and Grill, 91-83, in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

MNG Gold Acknowledges Fault

first_imgMs. Pelenk, MNG Environmental SpecialistMNG Gold, a Turkish mining company operating in Kokoyah, Bong County, has acknowledged that cyanide waste from its facility affected some creeks that serve as sources of water for locals in Sayewheh Town.It can be recalled that reports emerged last year implicating MNG Gold of contaminating water sources from its Tailing Storage Facility (TSF), thus causing some residents to fall ill and be hospitalized.Meryem Tekol Pelenk, Global Health, Safety and Environmental Director of MNG, acknowledged the accident and extended an apology to the locals.“The safety and well-being of our neighbors, employees and contractors are always our first priority and this is irreplaceable with any material benefit. We again apologize to our neighbors for any concern or inconvenience this may have caused them,” she said.Pelenk said that, “On September 28, last year, during the routine morning inspection, our teams observed a discharge from an under drain pipe. It was firstly thought that the discharge was coming from the drainage system after a very heavy overnight rain.”She said the management noticed in a few hours that the appearance of the water changed, and it was realized that the discharge was coming from the TSF.Without keeping it confidential, Ms. Pelenk said MNG immediately notified the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in line with its Crisis Management Protocol which, accordingly, helped a lot in managing the “unintended” accident with perfect coordination among team members, governmental bodies, community members, and external experts, to ensure a possible minimum impact in a very limited time.The acknowledgment and apology from MNG come following the publication of articles in a number of local dailies, including the Daily Observer and Frontpage Africa, highlighting the company’s refusal to meet the health needs of the affected people.In Frontpage Africa, the headline is titled, “Killing Them Slowly,” with the locals accusing the company of contaminating their water with cyanide, thus resulting into illness for some.  The Daily Observer, on the other hand, has in its July 18 edition, “Residents Complain MNG-Gold of Chemical Spillage.”In the report, residents complained that since the spillage, they continue to experience stomach pain and rashes on their bodies, and their water smells of an explosive device.Ms. Pelenk informed journalists that the company, being conscious of the safety of the people, therefore decided to halt all operations until issues raised by the locals were addressed and the TSF unit that had the leak was fixed.MNG Gold’s Tailing Storage FacilityAfter solving the problem of leakage at the TSF and the Sein Creek was cleared, they, with instruction of the Crisis Management Team, informed people of Sayewheh Town and the elders were taken to the scene to view the facilities.In order to prevent any recurrence of disease contact, Ms. Pelenk said they announced on a local community radio that people should stop activities along or in the Sein Creek.During this period, she said MNG provided safe drinking water and food for residents of Sayewheh Town, adding that at least 36 community members who came in contact with the contaminated water were transferred immediately to three different hospitals for medical care at the expense of the company.Although some residents of Sayewheh Town still complain of itches and other problems they felt resulted from the spillage, Ms. Pelenk said, “We were happy to hear that nobody had come down with any serious ailment, and we commend our teams of experts, government officials and community members for the joint effort and great cooperation.”To affirm that people complaining are not affected by cyanide, some of the victims during the spillage were taken to separate hospitals, including John F. Kennedy Medical Center, the Jackson Fiah Doe Hospital and the Phebe Hospital, and medical results showed that their health problems are unrelated to cyanide.Pelenk said results show that some of the people, whose names are withheld for reason of confidentiality, have different diseases far from the effect of cyanide.Some diseases diagnosed include Hepatitis B and sexually transmitted infections.The locals are also accusing the company of concealing medical reports from them; something the government and Community Relations Manager of MNG, Benedict Sayeh, said they cannot disclose because privacy limits them from sharing such reports about individuals with the public.Mr. Sayeh said: “No one can discuss a medical report of a person with anybody or make it public because it is confidential. So we cannot give any of the patient’s medical report to the village people without his/her consent. What if a person has AIDS, do you think he would allow us to disclose it to the public?”Sayeh said that a lady, who had claimed that her liver ailment was as a result of the spillage, was given her medical records upon request because she had told the company she wanted to get a second opinion.He also informed reporters that owners of affected farmlands were paid compensation for their losses, adding: “Since 2014, MNG has paid over US$150,000 in crops compensation in accordance with the Ministry of Agriculture standards.”Meanwhile a letter from the EPA to MNG Gold, dated November 11, 2017, indicates that following examination of the Sein Creek, there was zero concentration of cyanide. EPA has, however, told the company to construct at least six hand pumps within the community.In compliance, MNG has drilled six boreholes to monitor ground water quality and at the same time oversee daily surface water at 20 points.Furthermore, in line with EPA’s recommendations, MNG has done some improvements on their facilities, including drilling six additional boreholes to monitor the groundwater quality and daily surface water monitoring at 20 points.MNG, according to unclassified information, said it has provided employment for 967 people with 790 of them Liberians.In 2017, the company reportedly paid US$7.16 million to the government in tax, whilst it spent US$31million for local supplies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberals Announce Local Candidate

first_imgThe Liberals have announced a candidate for the Prince George Peace River riding. A list released Monday by the Liberal party states that Lindsay Gidney will be running in this riding. It’s believed that Lindsay is from Chetwynd. Very little information is available at this time about the candidate. So far Jay Hill and NDP Betty Bekkering are the other two candidates in the running.- Advertisement –last_img

Nigeria’s Ikeme retires after leukaemia battle

first_img“The support has been incredible,” the 32-year-old, who has been with Wolves for his whole career, said in a statement on the club’s website.“Every day someone has asked me how I am for a whole year. It’s incredible to think people actually care so much that they’ll do fundraisers in my name.”“I spoke with the doctor and he suggested I should retire, because of the toll the treatment has taken on my body,” he added. “He thinks it’s what is best for me and I can’t really risk trying to come back — my health is the priority.”Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi said: “Having been at the club since the age of 14, Carl is far more than just a player in our eyes — he is our brother and an important part of our family.“When Carl came to tell us his news, yes there was sadness, but also great happiness to see him so healthy and hungry for the opportunities that lay ahead of him.”Ikeme was part of two promotion campaigns. He played more than 200 games for Wolves, promoted to the Premier League last season, as well as dozens of matches during a series of loan spells.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The England-born player, who was capped 10 times and named as an honorary 24th player in the Nigeria squad at the recent World Cup, revealed last month he was in complete remission from the disease.LONDON, United Kingdom, July 27 – Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme confirmed his retirement from professional football on Friday following a battle with acute leukaemia.The England-born player, who was capped 10 times and named as an honorary 24th player in the Nigeria squad at the recent World Cup, revealed last month he was in complete remission from the disease.last_img read more

Sunderland clinch deal for Chelsea starlet

first_imgSunderland have announced the arrival of Holland defender Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea.The left-back has joined the Black Cats on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.Van Aanholt, 23, is Sunderland’s fourth new recruit of the summer, following the arrivals of Billy Jones, Costel Pantilimon and Jordi Gomez.The young defender’s time with Chelsea, for whom he made a total of just eight appearances, has featured a series of loans including stints with Coventry in 2009, Newcastle in 2010 and Leicester and then Wigan in 2011.He has spent the last two-and-a-half seasons on loan at Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem and has been capped twice at senior international level.Van Aanholt was named in Louis van Gaal’s 30-man provisional Holland squad ahead of this summer’s World Cup, but did not make the final 23-man cut for the tournament in Brazil. Holland defender Patrick van Aanholt 1last_img read more

SportPesa cancels all local sports sponsorship

first_imgKarauri said that the pullout is immediately effective and that they have written to all sports teams and federation that they support, noting that they will save Sh600m annually from that.“Unfortunately, we lost the case and effective immediately and we regret this decision, we have no choice but to cancel all sponsorships we have as SportPesa,” Karauri announced confirming fears that have been circulating since Thursday when the court ruled against the firm.“This tax is on revenue before we pay the other tax, SportPesa we are here to stay and we will try to be efficient and unfortunately, we have to drop sponsorships,” Karauri emphasised.Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards players during a past Mashemeji Derby. The two clubs will represent Kenya in next year’s Champions League and Confederations Cup tournaments. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe development will immediately affect football giants Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards who are set to represent the country at the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup respectively.The clubs had threatened that they will pull out of the competition due to financial constraints.Other sports to be affected by the sponsorship withdrawal are Kenyan Premier League, Kenya Rugby Union with the Kenya Sevens the biggest losers as well as the Kenya Simbas, Kenya Harlequin, Football Kenya Federation and Boxing Association of Kenya.Betting companies had earlier moved to court with the aim of stopping the betting tax increase from 15 to 35 percent, but Judge John Mativo ruled against their favour late December.“I find and hold that the new taxes do not infringe on the petitioners’ rights to property since they are aimed at serving a legitimate public interest. The legislation was legally enacted and it overrides the legitimate expectations of the betting firms,” Mativo ordered.KRU chairman Richard Omwela (left) and SportPesa Brand Ambassador Georgina Maina (Center) with CEO Ronald Karauri (right)Karauri welcomed the Government proposal of establishing a Sports Lottery to fund federations, teams and individual athletes but said it would not be enough to cater for the industry’s needs.“The lottery has changed sports in the UK, but at the end of the day, if you do not have a private sector to support it cannot work. The private sector and Government have a role to play and we need to come together,” the SportPesa CEO remarked.Karauri who is also the Association of Gaming Operators in Kenya, called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to initiate dialogue to resolve the standoff pledging SportPesa would make a swift return to sports if an amicable solution is found.“No one has called me to come and talk, request the President to sit down with me as the chairman of the AGOK so that we come to a solution.  I remain optimistic but our attempts at dialogue have not been fruitful.“We will appeal the case since it was grounded on equity and fairness in taxation. You can only be optimistic for so long, we cannot shoulder the burden and keep our employees and business running. We will be very limited in what we can do,” the CEO noted.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga (left) with SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri (right) during the Gor sponsorship.PHOTO/courtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 2 – Betting firm SportPesa have made good their threat to cancel all local sports sponsorship following the implementation of the 35 percent taxation by the government.While making the announcement on Tuesday in Nairobi, SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri said they had to relinquish the sponsorship so as to stay afloat and continue operating in Kenya.last_img read more

Mureithi to rename, revamp Nakumatt by June

first_img0Shares0000Nakumatt FC players ose for a group photo before a past kenyan Premier League match. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13- New Nakumatt FC owner Francis Mureithi says plans are in top gear to rename, revamp and re-launch the club after taking over from previous owners Nakumatt Holdings Limited early this week.Speaking to Capital Sport, Mureithi said he is confident the team will retain its Premier League status despite struggling and has warned they will be in to challenge for the title next season. “We are still consulting with various people to get a new name for the club so that we attract sponsors. We are just finalizing the finer legal issues with the previous owners and we will be good to go. We want by the time the team comes back for the second leg, we have everything in place,” Mureithi said.Politician Francis Mureithi has bought Nakumatt FCThe club, erstwhile owned by Supermarket chain Nakumatt, had been dwindling in instability due to the financial situation of the sponsors but Mureithi’s takeover breathes a new lease of life to them.“Most of these players are from my constituency here in Embakasi and I saw their suffering and got concerned. Some had even told me to take over the team and I seriously considered it, also bearing in mind I am a person who loves sports,” Mureithi revealed.“Our first target is to ensure that the team remains in the league. It is still early because they have played only 10 games and there is a chance to recover. I have met with the players and talked to them assuring everything is under control,” he added.Nakumatt FC head coach Anthony Mwangi. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe city politician, who vied for the Embakasi East parliamentary seat in 2017 General election, says he will also look to inject some experienced players into the squad during the mid-season transfer window.“This is a good team and there was no way we could watch as they go down. Now the hard work begins and hopefully we can get back on track. All the players and technical bench salaries will be sorted and the players will turn their focus back into the pitch and not where their salaries will come from,” Mureithi further affirmed.The club begins its new era on Saturday when they play away to Kariobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.Five back to back losses have seen the club drop down to the basement of the KPL log.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Six debutants in U23 squad to face Sudan

first_imgThe squad will also have three foreign based players in the squad led by skipper Joseph ‘Crouch’ Okumu who turns out for the Royal Monarchs in the USA, midfielder Alwyn tera who plays for Saburtalo in Georgia and winger Ovellah Ochieng who plays in the Swedish second tier with vassalund IF.The team is set to kick off residential training on March 11 in Nairobi, ahead of the first leg, set to be played on March 20 at the Khartoum Stadium in Sudan.The second leg will be played on March 24, 2019, at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani, with the winner set to face either of Nigeria or Libya in the third round.The third round winner, on aggregate, will grace the 2019 Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Egypt, which will act as a qualifier to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.Provisional SquadGoalkeepersTimothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Brian Bwire (Kariobangi Sharks)DefendersMike Kibwage (KCB), Johnstone Omurwa (Mathare United), David Owino (Mathare United), Yusuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Joseph Okumu (Real Monarchs, USA), Boniface Onyango (Kariobangi Sharks), Andrew Juma (Mathare United), Moses Mudavadi (Bandari)MidfieldersTeddy Osok (Wazito), Tobias Otieno (Sony Sugar), Ibrahim Shambi (Ulinzi Stars), James Mazembe (Kariobangi Sharks), Alwyn Tera (FC Saburtalo, Georgia), Arnold Onyango (Mathare United), Peter Thiongo (Kakamega Homeboyz), Curtis Wekesa (Nairobi Stima), Sven Yidah (Kariobangi Sharks)ForwardsPistone Mutamba (Sofapaka), Boniface Mukhekhe (Mt Kenya United), Ovella Ochieng (Vasalund FC, Sweden), Sydney Lokale (Kariobangi Sharks), Jafari Owiti   (AFC Leopards), John Avire (Sofapaka).0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka forward John Avire training with national football team harambee Stars during a session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on February 19, 2019. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1 – Sofapaka forward John Avire and Nairobi Stima’s Curtis Wekesa lead the list as head coach Francis Kimanzi named six debutants in his provisional squad for the Under-23 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Sudan on March 22.Others named in the team include Kakamega Homeboyz forward Peter Thiong’o, Boniface Onyango and Moses Mudavadi, who have been promoted from the U20 Rising Stars squad as well as Arnold Onyango, who captained the U17 team to fourth place at the CECAFA U17 championship.last_img read more

Denmark 1-4 Sweden: Ex-Man City striker steers Swedes to European Under-21 Championship final

first_img1 Former Manchester City striker John Guidetti Sweden will take on Portugal in the Under-21 European Championship final after former Manchester City striker John Guidetti helped inspire victory over Denmark.After seven years and a clutch of loans, the 23-year-old was let go by Manuel Pellegrini’s side after failing to make sufficient progress at the Etihad Stadium.Guidetti said he was worth less than a cheeseburger following his release from City, but he has proved his worth in the Czech Republic, helping Sweden to a surprise place in Tuesday’s finale, scoring one and providing another as Denmark were downed 4-1 in Prague.The Group B runners-up started the semi-final on the back foot, but netted twice in quick succession in the first half through Guidetti’s penalty and a Simon Tibbling effort, set-up by the former City striker.Denmark improved after half-time and Uffe Bech pulled one back, only for Sweden to end strongly and put the game out of sight through late efforts from Robin Quaison and Oscar Hiljemark, securing their first place in the final since 1992.last_img read more