Sarah Barclay Wins Handball Championship

first_imgSarah Barclay High School of Brewerville last Saturday defeated Elizabeth Crawford High School of Monrovia 15-2 in the finals of the High School Handball at the Sports Commission, on Broad Street.The one-sided game was dominated from start to finish by Sarah Barclay through players Emmanuel Fansieh, Abraham Doward, Jallah Kai, Michael Kay, Jr., and goalkeeper Vamba Kamara.Goalkeeper Kamara was a tower of strength and denied the few chances that Elizabeth Crawford’s Coach Abraham T. Queegbo, who told the Daily Observer that his players were practically new and hoped to do better another time, attempted to show.“It was difficult for the team to play together,” Coach Queegbo said at the end of the match, “but with the experience we’ll make a difference in the future.”True, that could happen in the future, but for now Sarah Barclay had the game wrapped up under them. The tournament was organized by the Liberia Handball Association.In the female division, Sarah Barclay once again took the title as their Elizabeth Crawford opponents did not turn out for the game.Sarah Barclay meanwhile went through the formalities and started game and threw the ball to their team-mates and made a score before the referee ended the game.Sarah Barclay girls’ lineup were Aminata Kamara, Rita Fanciah, Loveta Bility, Annie Sesay and Mabogo Fofana. The team’s coach was Archie Newton.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BCB, Bakewell to host Nasir Memorial One-Day Tournament

first_imgThe Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTYSC) has benefited from the generous sponsorship of the Bakery giant Bakewell since 2000. Even after the passing of Bakewell’s founder, Naeem Nasir, the club has kept his memory alive via cricket.BCB President Hilbert Foster (left) receiving the sponsorship cheque from Bakewell’s General Manager, Rajin GangaThis year, RHTYSC and Bakewell will, on October 7, be sponsoring a one-day knockout cricket tournament for second division teams of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB). Activities will be held at the Area ‘H’ Ground, and would involve eight second division teams, including the Rose Hall Town Bakewell Team. The tournament will be played on a five-over-per-side basis, and the main objective is to assist in promotion of the game at the grassroots level.Other teams scheduled to participate in the tournament are Tamarind Root, Fyrish, Courtland, Jai Hind, Belvedere United, Albion and Whim. The winning team will take home $100,000; the first runner-up will take home $50,000; the second runner-up $30,000 and the third runner-up $20,000. All prizes will be accompanied by a trophy.Nasir sponsorship assisted in the development of players like Esuan and Royston Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Delbert Hicks, Shemaine Campbelle, Erva Giddings, Clinton Pestano, Eon Hooper, Kevlon Anderson, Shabika Gajnabi, Dominique Rikhi, Renwick Batson, Khemraj Mahadeo, Shailendra Shameer, Murphy La Rose and Abdel Fudadin, who all played for Berbice and Guyana at different levels.Bakewell’s General Manager Rajin Ganga, in brief remarks, declared himself greatly impressed by the outstanding work of the Board and RHTYSC, and said he felt privileged to work alongside both organisations.Ganga noted that the late Naeem Nasir had been a passionate believer in using sports as a medium to channel the energies of vibrant young minds. His two favourite sports had been cricket and lawn tennis, and he had made massive investments in both.last_img read more

Last day to take part in Ministry of Transportation survey

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Today, September 3, is the last day to take part in the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s survey regarding the services that it provides.The Ministry is looking for public feedback on how it can improve its services across the province, including the provided services within the Peace Region.According to the Ministry of Transportation, the survey is divided into two parts focusing on customer service and the quality of service.- Advertisement -The Ministry says the survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.The deadline to take part in the survey is September 3 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.The survey can be found online through the Province’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sharks hold nerves to slay Yanga in Super Cup

first_imgKeeper John Oyemba held onto the ball after it bounced into the net and as Tambwe tried to retrieve it for a quick re-start, a small royal rumble began inside the net.The two sets of players turned the game into a kick-boxing contest from the little brawl which boiled over with tensions simmering, but luckily no one was given the marching orders despite a few blows and kicks having been exchanged.After tensions calmed, Sharks just but managed to hold on to the lead for the final few seconds.Sharks were comfortably leading the game 2-0 via goals from Abuya and George Abege, but a defensive blunder from Geoffrey Shiveka gifted Amisi Tambwe an easy goal with three minutes of regulation time to make for a nervous end to the tie.Shiveka slipped as he tried to shield the ball from the Burundian attacker who came off the bench and allowed him win the ball and face keeper Oyemba one on one and score.Kariobangi Sharks striker George Abege tries to block Yanga fullback Paulo Godfrey during their Sportpesa Super Cup first round match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAbuya thought he had ensured Sharks were sailing to the semis with comfort when he scored in added time after wiping off the entire Yanga defense.But, that little joy and relief was erased as Tambwe scored again  with a headed goal just after Sharks scored their second to make for another nervous end to the evening tie.Herritier Makambo’s second minute open chance miss must have surely spelled a curse on Yanga as from there, Sharks took crisp control of proceedings and from their chances, two of them landed in the back of the net within the opening 45 minutes.Makambo went through on goal after Shiveka’s defensive header brushed back to his path as he was rushing to the ball and the striker took a first time volley which he failed to direct on goal with only Oyemba to beat.With a sizeable crowd of fans behind their backs, Yanga who have been on a good run of form in the domestic league sought to make amends but Sharks who were patient all through were not in any mood to panic.Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Sven Yodah vies for the ball with Yanga’s Salum ‘Toto’ Feisal during their Sportpesa Super Cup first round match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAnd they made it count 10 minutes in from Abuya’s well taken shot from outside the box after being teed up by Abege.But it was Harrison Mwenda who had done all the dirty work, dribbling into the box from the left and picking out Abege.With a one goal advantage, Sharks were calm, controlled the tempo of the game with Patillah Omotto dictating the pace from midfield.Yanga had a chance to draw back level in the 19th minute but Mrisho Ngassa’s header off a well delivered Paulo Godfrey cross wasn’t on target with no pressure on his back.But the visitors kept their tempo and continued creating chances.Abuya tried his luck with an audacious volley from distance in the 26th minute which went over before Vincent ‘Crucial’ Wasambo saw his header come off the crossbar five minutes later when he twisted well to connect to a Michael Bodo cross from the right.Kariobangi Sharks winger Harrison Mwenda wheels forward with Yanga’s Ibrahim Ajib chasing during their Sportpesa Super Cup first round match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAbege was next in the line of chances two minutes later as his bouncing header off an Omotto corner was tipped over for a corner by Yanga shot stopper Klaus Kindoki.But, the lanky Ugandan whose goal sent Sharks to continental football finally got a reward for all his hard work upfront when he took a brilliant low shot off his weaker left foot from an Omotto through ball after Sharks turned over possession eight minutes to the break.In the second half, Yanga boss Mwinyi Zahera started off by making changes, Haruna Mosho and Abdallah Shaibu coming off for Amisi Tambwe and Thabani Kamusoko as he sought to spice up things in the final third.Minutes later, he also hauled off Ngassa for Deus Kaseke.Yanga pushed Sharks into their own half and forced them to defend deep, but the Kenyan side did not crumble but kept to their defensive shape.They came close in the 56th minute when Andrew Vincent rose high to head in a cross from Ibrahim Ajibu after Sharks keeper John Oyemba had missed the ball, but he couldn’t direct it on target.Oyemba looked a bit shaky on dealing with crossballs and four minutes later he missed his attempt at collecting another but defender Bodo came to his rescue plucking the ball off Makambo’s head just a few yards off goal.Makambo was proving wasteful for the home side and once again in the 72nd minute he had a chance to halve the deficit for his side after winning back possession, but he took too much time twisting and turning away from his markers allowing Nixon Omondi time to race back and tackle as he prepared to pull the trigger.Sharks made changes, skipper Eric Juma coming on for Harrison Mwenda, a clear tact that Sharks wanted to guard the result while Shaphan Oyugi also came on for Wasambo.Despite the two late goals, nothing could stop Sharks from attaining a place in the semis where either holders Gor Mahia or Tanzania’s Mbao awaits them.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks striker Duke Abuya celebrates one of his two goals during their Sportpesa Super Cup match against Yanga at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 22 – Duke Abuya scored a brace as Kariobangi Sharks survived a late scare to beat Tanzanian league leaders Yanga 3-2 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday evening and qualify for the semi-finals of the SportPesa Super Cup.The game had to turn into an ugly end when Amisi Tambwe scored Yanga’s second goal from a header inside the box.last_img read more

Klopp urges Salah to use Liverpool teammate Mane as inspiration

first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah has been told to use Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane as inspiration © AFP/File / SEYLLOULONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 20 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah should use Sadio Mane as inspiration as the Egypt star looks to hit peak form after an inconsistent season.Salah scored 44 times in his debut season with Liverpool, but his second campaign has not been so smooth. Although Salah has 20 goals in the current campaign, his goalless run of seven matches is the longest he has experienced since a 10-game streak for Roma in 2015-16.That is a concern, with Liverpool chasing their first English title since 1990 and also through to the Champions League quarter-finals.Fortunately for Liverpool, Senegal winger Mane is in fine form and has moved level on 20 goals with Salah, after netting 11 in as many games.Mane had gone goalless in eight outings in November and December during a spell of 17 matches in which he scored just three times.Having seen Mane work through his drought successfully, Klopp believes Salah will soon see his luck change in front of goal as well.“Sadio played pretty much always like this but now he is always in the right spot in the right moment. In football it’s sometimes like this,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.“He is in a really good moment, of course. The only thing he did when he was not always in the right spot was work and work and work.“That’s exactly what Mo has to do, exactly the same, just work, do the right things and it will come again.“He’s just rather unlucky, where Sadio is lucky in the moment — he is in brilliant shape, that’s true.“But then, he is in the right shape and maybe a yard away from him is Mo, but somebody else scored. That’s how it is, all good.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Official of State Department admits kin’s Blackwater link

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Committee Democrats, who appeared unshaken by Krongard’s admission, have maintained that Krongard has been giving Blackwater a free pass since he took over the office in May 2005. They said Krongard has impeded a Justice Department inquiry into allegations that Blackwater employees smuggled weapons into Iraq and otherwise has been a barrier to aggressive oversight of the company. Blackwater, the largest of three security firms hired by the State Department, has earned hundreds of millions of dollars guarding U.S. diplomatic personnel working in Iraq. On Sept. 16, Blackwater guards opened fire in a busy section of Baghdad and killed 17 Iraqis. Iraqi and U.S. military authorities have said the attack was unprovoked. The initial findings of an FBI investigation have found that the shootings violated rules of deadly force. Committee Chairman Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, said Krongard’s tenure has been a pattern of “reckless incompetence” and favoritism to Bush administration officials. He cited comments from Justice Department officials who said actions by Krongard made their work more difficult. Republicans seeking to defend Krongard from what they said were politically motivated attacks were put on the defensive, but still stood by him. WASHINGTON – Howard Krongard says he’s not his brother’s keeper. He may want to be. At a contentious congressional hearing Wednesday, Krongard, the State Department’s inspector general, acknowledged that his brother Alvin is a member of Blackwater Worldwide’s advisory board – a stunning revelation he insisted he was unaware of until making a quick telephone call while members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were taking a break. He then immediately stepped aside from any investigations related to the embattled security contractor due to a possible conflict of interest. “You have been trashed by this committee,” Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., told Krongard. But later, Shays said, “You have made a mistake in not being clear with your brother about the importance of him being up front with you, and I think that has not been helpful at all.” At first, Krongard denied any Blackwater connection to his brother, telling lawmakers he asked Alvin Krongard about any ties nearly six weeks ago and was told there were none, but he made the call to double-check after being confronted with evidence to the contrary. During the course of the more than two-hour hearing, Krongard defended his actions and said he never interfered with any investigations. He blamed allegations that he had acted improperly on a dysfunctional office that he was attempting to rid of “dissension and rivalries.” Krongard said he has no political ties and has never communicated with White House officials since he took the job nearly 21/2 years ago.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

AC Milan resigned to losing Man United target

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM Bonucci could be on his way to Old Trafford LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 However, after a disappointing first season, the Italy international is ready to leave Milan and return to Champions League football.Paris Saint-Germain join United in the race for Bonucci, with both clubs ready to meet his £35m asking price.And, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan have now resigned themselves to the fact that they will be losing their star centre-back this summer.The club had been trying to persuade Bonucci to stay – but their efforts have fallen on deaf ears.The Italian is set to make up his mind about where he goes next soon, but he is reportedly leaning towards PSG. AC Milan have accepted they will lose Manchester United target Leonardo Bonucci this summer.The defender only moved to the San Siro a year ago from Juventus as part of a deal that was worth £35.1m. LATEST TRANSFER NEWS IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny Town councillor has said he hopes the objector to a major sports event in the town reconsiders their challenge to the plan.Cllr Dessie Larkin was speaking following a public outcry against objections to the staging of the inaugural Letterkenny Urban Downhill cycling race on May 7th next.The event had been given the approval of the local council and looked set to reap major tourism revenue with bikers coming from across Europe to take part. However Donegal Mountain Bike Club was forced to cancel the event this weekend after a local business lodged a formal objection to the event.The event was due to see dozens of mountain bikers race through the streets of Letterkenny from St Eunan’s College and throughout the town.Cllr Dessie Larkin said he did not know the identity of the objector but pleaded with them to reconsider their stance.“I honestly don’t know who the objector is and I am not sure of the reasons for their objection. “It is probably too late for this year but I would ask them to sit down with the council for next year so we can talk through their concerns.“I would like to think that when that happens we could impress upon them that not only would their business not suffer from the staging of such an event but that it might benefit,” he said.Cllr Larkin paid tribute to all those involved in bringing the race this far.”I would like to pay tribute to the three men who brought this plan before the council.“It was perhaps the most professional submission ever made to the council. I do hope that we can sit down and resolve these matters. “Such an event has huge tourist potential and we hope that will not be lost,” he said.COUNCILLOR ASKS BUSINESS TO RECONSIDER OBJECTION TO RACE EVENT was last modified: March 17th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Wie is very (bee)sy working her way up

first_img Park, who was at 11-under 133, will be paired with Wie in the final group Sunday. Annika Sorenstam bogeyed her final two holes for an even-par 71 and joined the group at 135 that included Wie and 19-year-old Paula Creamer. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Wie’s tee shot on the par-4 14th lodged at the base of a Gold Lantana plant, and it appeared Wie would have to take a one-shot penalty for an unplayable lie. Instead, she recalled a rare golf tournament she watched on TV when a player got relief because of fire ants, and summoned rules official Jim Haley. “They’re just honey bees,” Haley said when he stooped to inspect the situation. “I got bit by a honey bee once,” Wie replied, then under her breath muttered, “My foot got all swollen.” Haley gave her a free drop under the “Decisions of Golf,” which allows for relief when “it is unreasonable to expect the player to play from such a dangerous situation’ such as a rattlesnake or bees’ nest. Wie blasted out of the lie where green grass met desert sand, onto the green and escaped with a par. For a 16-year-old girl, Michelle Wie knows plenty about the birds and bees. In an awesome display of birdies that shot her into contention Friday with a career-best 65, Wie got a fortuitous ruling at Bighorn Golf Club by getting relief from a desert bush where a few dozen bees were hovering. She wound up her entertaining afternoon at the Samsung World Championship in Palm Desert two shots behind Grace Park, who recovered from a four-putt double bogey to shoot 6-under 66, her lowest score of the year. center_img On the second day of her professional debut, the bogey-free 65 was her lowest score in 30 professional events. Her previous best was a 66 in the third round of the 2003 Kraft Nabisco Championship. “I was a little more tense yesterday than I was today,” Wie said. “I felt solid today. Hopefully, I can carry on.” PGA Tour Briny Baird had an “accidental’ hole-in-one on his way to a 5-under 66 and a two-shot lead midway through the Michelin Championship in Las Vegas. Baird, one stroke in front beginning his day at The Canyons, was 15 under. Tour rookie Ryan Moore, the 2004 NCAA and U.S. Amateur champion and 2005 college player of the year out of UNLV, birdied six of his first nine holes at The Canyons and finished with an 8-under 63 that pulled him into a five-way tie for second with Kevin Stadler (66), Paul Goydos (65), Shigeki Maruyama (65) and Bart Bryant (65). Champions Tour Jay Haas got off to a fast start in his bid to win consecutive tour events, shooting a 7-under 65 for a share of the first-round lead with Des Smyth and Morris Hatalsky in the Administaff Small Business Classic in Spring, Texas. Madrid Open France’s Raphael Jacquelin shot his second straight 7-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead in Madrid, Spain, while Spain’s Ivo Giner had a 60. 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