Harbour View’s Brian Brown back with a bang in RSPL

first_imgStriker Brian Brown looked like his old self on Sunday night as he marked his return to the Harbour View Stadium with one goal as the ‘Stars of the East’ recorded a rare win, 3-1 over Cavalier.The 2013-14 Golden Boot winner, who had 18 goals that season, had his 57th-minute goal sandwiched by Jorginho James’ 52nd-minute opener and substitute Kevaughn Frater’s 88th-minute finish, helping to bring back the attacking presence Harbour View lacked for most of the season.As he did in that season, Brown made it clear that he is ready to shoulder the attacking burden of his team.”Coming home to help Harbour View get to the top of the table and, hopefully, win the championship is where my mind is at right now, and then we will see what happens from there,” said the player who spent the last season and a half on loan to MLS club Philadelphia Union and NASL team Indy Eleven, respectively.Sunday night’s win followed four previous matches which were divided equally between draws and losses and helped them to narrow the gap on fourth-placed Humble Lion to two points, while keeping them firmly in fifth.DOWNINTHESTANDINGSThe vanquished Cavalier, on the other hand, who were let down by uncharacteristically poor defending, slipped a position to seventh as they were overtaken by UWI FC.The last season, Brown said, was not the greatest for him, and the rest of the season at Harbour View will be used to rebuild his game and confidence.”It wasn’t one of the greatest seasons for me, but going there (Indy Eleven) was a great experience. I learnt a lot. I played about 24 games and scored five goals.”The aim right now is to get back sharp, rebuild myself one step at a time, day by day and get my fitness up, and everything else will follow,” said the player who has been capped once by the national team.After the Indy Eleven season, Harbour View was what Brown needed.”I am great here. Harbour View is my home. It is not hard for me to fit in. These are guys I have played with before, mostly, and I have a great relationship with them, and to deliver in front of my home fans in only my second game back was special.”I plan to get one goal a game for the remaining games in the competition. I know I am one behind that target now, but I can catch up,” the player, who is eyeing more national caps, stated confidently.last_img read more

Granger and history

first_imgDear Editor,Mr David Granger is made out to be above the fray. In the chat groups, even ‘neutral’ persons say that it’s not his fault there is corruption in this current Government. In particular, the Ministers are blamed for everything; from the drugs bond scandal to the Durban Park fiasco.The list of woes of this Government is too long to be encapsulated in one letter; or, for that matter, in one paper. It all started with a vulgar increase in salaries for the Government members. Was Mr Granger NOT aware of this? Did he NOT sanction this vulgarity? OF COURSE HE DID!The Drugs Bond fiasco: a minister was removed and given another ministry, maybe giving the impression that he was culpable. But then the same Government continued to pay to a supporter tens of millions of dollars for the rental of a bottom house. Was Mr Granger NOT aware of this? Did he NOT sanction this vulgarity? OF COURSE HE DID!Every single misdeed of this Government has to be laid directly at the feet of Granger, President of Guyana. If he is not culpable, then why did he do nothing about it? He is definitely not above the fray.The latest fiasco, in which he is trying to say, “Oh, it’s not me!” Elections!Can Granger, President of Guyana, tell this nation and me why the Guyanese taxpayer gives GECOM BILLIONS of dollars EVERY year, if not for them to be READY at all times? What are they doing, sleeping and collection money until elections? What salary is Patterson, Chairman of GECOM, collecting? What is the salary of the CEO, Deputy CEO and all the highly paid officials of GECOM? Why are we paying them if NOT to be ready at ALL TIMES? Or at least to be ready in 3 months? That’s what our constitution says – Elections MUST be held within 90 days of a successful no-confidence motion!Granger, President of Guyana, does not have the capacity, it seems, to be separate from Granger, the leader and strongman of the PNC! This is a travesty in itself. As PNC strongman, he looks out for his party, but as PRESIDENT of Guyana, he MUST look out for ALL Guyanese and all of Guyana. He must, first and foremost, uphold the Constitution of Guyana. He is definitely not doing that. He often said his idol is Forbes Burnham, and he seems to have re-established the paramountcy of the PNC.GECOM is clearly taking its instructions from him and his party! He, the PNC strongman/President, chose a biased person to be chairman of GECOM. This was proven over and over and over by the way the chairman uses his casting vote — always in favour of the PNC. So GECOM is no longer balanced, it is 4 PNC and 3 PPP/C!Mr Granger, history will judge you harshly. Your attempts at ignoring the Constitution of our fair land and not performing your duty as President will be recorded for posterity, and your name will always be tarnished! Your antics and tricks will be dissected in classrooms, and students of history and democracy will be taught how not to behave in politics in a democracy.You still have a chance to do the right thing by the Constitution and by the Guyanese people! Just DO IT! History will be the judge!Sincerely,Vishwa Mahadeolast_img read more

Transfer tips: 15 star players likely to move this summer – to your club?

first_img 15 3. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – After a glorious Premier League title-winning campaign last season, the Algerian looks likely to jump ship and earn a ‘dream’ move. He won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in April, and is now set to choose between Chelsea, Arsenal and Barcelona for his next destination. 11. Hal Robson-Kanu (Unattached) – A shock star of Euro 2016, the Welshman ran down his contract at Reading and could now find himself moving to a top-flight team. Hull City, Celtic and even (reportedly) Leicester are fighting it out for his services. 15 2. Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona) – Versatile French centre-back Mathieu appears to have been ousted by compatriots Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Digne, who moved to the Nou Camp this summer. At 32, he’s edging towards the latter stage of his career but will be more than capable to do a job for someone over the next couple of years. 15 The new football season is coming up fast so get ready for some transfer scrambles.In less than a month, the new campaign will be underway with a host of stars lining up for new clubs.But who are the players likely to move teams in the coming weeks? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see which superstars are likely seal a transfer before the summer window ends… 9. Axel Witsel (Zenit St Petersburg) – After four seasons over in Russia, the Belgium midfielder could well be on his way back to western Europe. Everton and Leicester City are both keen on the player who scored against Ireland at Euro 2016, while Inter Milan are also keeping tabs. 1. Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich) – Click the right arrow above to see which others stars are likely to be on the move this summer… – It wasn’t meant to be like this. The German youngster should have seen his career hit an upward curve after scoring the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final. Instead, he’s seen his career stagnate a little in Bavaria under Pep Guardiola. It appears even with Carlo Ancelotti coming into the club, his days are numbered. And while he has been linked with switches to Tottenham and Liverpool, it’s more likely he’ll end up back at Borussia Dortmund. 15 12. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – His first season as a Liverpool player is likely to be his only one, if a suitable buyer can be found, following last summer’s £32.5m transfer. He didn’t suit the Reds’ style of play and now is way down the pecking order at Anfield. Crystal Palace, who are in desperate need of a goalscorer, could hand him a Premier League lifeline. 10. Arda Turan (Barcelona) – It was always going to be hard for the Turkish midfield to make an impact last season given he could only play from January onwards. Now, after just nine starts, he could well be leaving the club in the coming weeks. Arsenal and Chelsea could make bids, along with several other top European clubs. 15 8. Joao Mario (Sporting Lisbon) – After appearing in every game at the European Championship in France, Mario is, understandably, interesting a couple of clubs. Chelsea and Inter Milan are currently the likely contenders for his signature, despite his club’s insistence he won’t be sold. 7. Enner Valencia (West Ham) – After an excellent showing at the 2014 World Cup, injuries have stopped Valencia showing his true talent with the Hammers. Now, under Slaven Bilic, it appears he’s been left behind, with Swansea and Lazio wanting to sign him. 5. Piotr Zielinski (Udinese) – After impressing with Empoli last season, the Polish international is set for a transfer this summer, according to agent Bartolomej Bolek. He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “We’ve decided [what his next club will be], but it’s a secret.” Liverpool and AC Milan have been rumoured with interest so far. 15 13. Clinton N’Jie (Tottenham) – Many felt the Cameroon international would be handed another chance this year after his debut campaign was cruelly interrupted by injuries. It seems, though, he’ll move back to France on loan as Spurs plot their summer transfer business. 15 15 6. Gabriel Barbosa (Santos) – Another year, another Brazilian wonderkid. ‘Gabigol’ has been handed the ‘new Neymar’ tag and could well move to Europe this summer. The player himself has hinted a move is imminent, with Barcelona, Arsenal, and Chelsea interested. 15 14. Paul Pogba (Juventus) – It might not happen in the next couple of days, but the Frenchman’s return to Manchester United should go through, unless something serious happens to derail it. Juventus would be foolish to turn down a bid of around £100m. It’s a game of poker now, between Ed Woodward, Pogba’s agent and Juventus. 15 15 15 15. Andre Gomes (Valencia) – Another Portuguese player who can earn a transfer off the back of Euro 2016, Gomes has previously been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United. Real Madrid and Barcelona were also sniffing about, but it’s probable he will move to a club with a slightly lower standing. 15 15 4. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) – The Frenchman was absent in patches for the Magpies last year as they were relegated from the Premier League. Now, though, after some excellent Euro 2016 displays, he could be about to ditch the Championship side for top-tier club. Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, Crystal Palace, and Arsenal keep an eye on his availability. 15last_img read more

LIFESTYLE: BE INSPIRED AND GET ALL WRAPPED UP THIS WINTER

first_imgTOPSHOPFLUFFY SWING BOYFRIEND COAT €115.00Now that the weather has taken a turn it’s a good time to see what’s hot in this year’s winter coats.The rule book has been binned and bold tartans sit easily with pastel shades of sugar pink and baby blues on the hangers.As well as the perennial favourites of a military long coat, faux fur and animal print, there’s the longer length biker-style woollen coat and a puritan minimalist chic hitting the shops. Here’s a few to offer some inspiration:ASOSPU Sleeve Popper Front Coat€117.12 M&SCollection Notch Lapel Animal Print Coat with Wool€125.00 DEBENHAMSDesigner black PU trim coat €94.00  OASISTwo Tone Drape Coat €122.00  RIVER ISLANDWHITE BIKER COAT€107.00H&MCoat with quilted sleeves€ 49.95    LIFESTYLE: BE INSPIRED AND GET ALL WRAPPED UP THIS WINTER was last modified: September 16th, 2013 by John2Share 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:donegal dailuDonegal DailyFashionwinter coatslast_img read more

Venezuela’s president to kick out U.S. Navy officer accused of spying

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that Venezuela is expelling a U.S. Navy officer for allegedly passing secret information from the Venezuelan military to the Pentagon and warned he will throw out all U.S. military attaches if further espionage occurs. He also accused Navy Cmdr. John Correa of encouraging Venezuelan officers to consider overthrowing his government, which weathered a brief coup in April 2002. The U.S. Embassy denied any of its military attaches had done anything wrong. Venezuela’s accusations of espionage, which began last week, have heightened tensions in an already rocky relationship between Washington and Chavez’s government. Chavez, whose nation is a major supplier of oil to the United States, is an outspoken critic of U.S. economic policies.last_img read more

Fulham announce the signing of Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri

first_imgFulham have confirmed the signing of Jean-Michael Seri from Ligue 1 club Nice. moving on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets REVEALED IN DEMAND Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade I’m delighted to announce that @FulhamFC has signed midfielder Jean-Michael Seri from Nice. He’s been at the very top of our target list for a long time. This is a big day for Fulham. We’re ecstatic that Jean-Michael is joining our squad as we return home to the @premierleague! pic.twitter.com/YdHRd6olzl— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) July 12, 2018Seri told Fulham’s official website: “It was great to get the move finalised.“Now, I’m ready to get started and I am looking forward to meeting the squad and getting to know them, the head coach and his staff better.“I’m delighted to be here, it’s a new adventure that starts for me and I’m hoping it will all go well.”The midfielder’s contract runs until June 2022, with the Cottagers holding an option of a 12-month extension.Cottagers chief Khan added: “Jean-Michael arrives with Premier League qualities as well as great promise for the future, which is why he has been at the very top of our target list for a long time.“So, this is a big day for everyone associated with Fulham and working at Motspur Park, and I trust all Fulham supporters are collectively as thrilled and ecstatic as we are that Jean-Michael will be joining our squad as we return home to the Premier League!” The 26-year-old has agreed a four-year deal with the Cottagers, subject to international clearance and a work permit.It’s a huge signing for the Cottagers, said to be around £25million, having beaten a host of top European clubs to Seri’s signature.London rivals Chelsea were also strongly linked with a move for the Ivory Coast midfielder, as were Arsenal and West Ham in the past.But Fulham have won the race to land the in-demand star, as they strengthen for their return to Premier League football this season.The signing was announced by Fulham director of football Tony Khan on Thursday morning on social media. Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com 1 Getty Images LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM Seri was previously linked with Fulham’s London rivals Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

YOUNG DRIVER IN SERIOUS CONDITION AFTER OVERNIGHT CRASH

first_imgA man in his 20s is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after a crash in Buncrana last night.The man is believed to be the driver of a car involved in an incident in the Lisfannon area before 11pm.The crash took place close to a local petrol station. It is understood that two cars were involved in the incident.There are reports locally that the drivers may have known eachother and may have been speeding.It is understood a Honda and BMW car were involved in the incident.However Gardai have only managed to interview one of the drivers as the second failed to remain at the scene. A number of Gardai were on the scene within minutes and carried out a full investigation into the incident.An ambulance took the injured man to Letterkenny General Hospital where his condition was described as being serious but stable.Gardai combed the area of the crash using torches as their investigation into the cause of the crash continued.A number of of unmarked Garda cars also attended the scene of the incident and the road was closed.A full investigation into the incident is ongoing. YOUNG DRIVER IN SERIOUS CONDITION AFTER OVERNIGHT CRASH was last modified: November 4th, 2013 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

Calhoun named teacher of year for fine-tuning

first_imgNORWALK – When Karen Calhoun came to Norwalk High School as its band director in the fall of 1998, the school’s music program was in shambles.“The first year I got here, one of the bus drivers came up to me one time and said, `You know, none of the drivers want to drive the Norwalk High School band. Your kids are out of control,’ ” Calhoun recalled.“I remember saying to myself, `That’s going to change,’ “Seven years later, with Calhoun, 48, of Long Beach in charge, the school has won nine consecutive sweepstakes trophies at parades in the past three years. And Calhoun is this year’s Teacher of the Year for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.“She’s turned the whole program around,” said Richard LeGaspi, a Norwalk-La Mirada district school board member and parent of a band member.“She’s a real advocate for her students to learn the arts,” he said. “The doors have opened up for a lot of students. She’s sending students to USC.”Shortly after Calhoun started teaching music full-time, she added courses, such guitar lessons and the school’s World Percussion Band, otherwise known as the steel pan band.The students’ behavior improved, said Dina Leslie, Norwalk High’s principal.“She holds high expectations and they really respond to to it and have a good time, too,” Leslie said.Students also praise Calhoun.“I love Mrs. Calhoun,” said senior Melody Ry, 17, who plays the trombone. “She’s like my second mother. If I’m having a bad day, she’s willing to stop, sit down and listen to me.”Senior Adnan Jabi, 17, who plays trumpet, said he likes the way Calhoun treats him and fellow students.“She knows how to connect with the students,” Jabi said. “I like how she explains things. She doesn’t tell you what to do and expect you to know how to do it. She helps you out with it.”Calhoun is in her 16th year of teaching at the K-12 level.But before she became a teacher, she had to overcome her parents’ objections to majoring in music.“They wanted me to become a veterinarian,” she recalled.Calhoun, who grew up in Covina, has had a love of music going back to the fifth grade, when she started playing the clarinet.“It was black and it was different,” she said of the clarinet. “It sounded really neat.”But even before then, Calhoun said she always loved music.“It’s been in my soul,” she said. “I must have been born with it.”When Calhoun went to Covina High School, she took up the saxophone in order to play in the jazz band.Calhoun attended CSU Fullerton, where she received a bachelor’s degree in music education in 1980 and a master’s degree in music performance in 1990.Before coming to Norwalk, Calhoun was the band director at Alhambra High School and then El Segundo High.In addition to teaching, Calhoun has played in the Great American Swing band. She also toured in the Southern California bluegrass circuit before she began teaching.But her first love is teaching, Calhoun said.“It’s neat to get to be able to share what you love with others,” she said. “That’s why I teach music.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Men’s Soccer Earns a 2-0 Exhibition Decision Over Iowa Western

first_imgDrake capitalized on those chances in the second half with goals from sophomores Erik Fahner (Omaha, Neb.) and Ryan Johnston (West Des Moines, Iowa). “We continue the process, recover tomorrow, do tactical work Tuesday and there’s still room to improve and tighten up on,” Smith added. The Bulldogs return to their exhibition slate Wednesday, Aug. 15, with their second of three home exhibition contests when they host Iowa Central. “I’m delighted for the guys in terms of their performance,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “In the preseason, you really lay the foundation from a fitness perspective and we did that tonight. We looked sharp and created 19 chances on goal.” DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team made its 2018 exhibition debut with 2-0 victory over visiting Iowa Western Sunday, Aug. 12, evening at Cownie Soccer Stadium. “We met our objectives tonight with a clean sheet and good creativity going to goal,” Smith said. “The guys created a lot of opportunities and in the preseason you’re working on polishing and tightening up those opportunities.” Wednesday’s exhibition match is set to start at 7 p.m. at Cownie Soccer Stadium. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Newcastle agree fee for Murphy

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesNewcastle and Norwich have agreed a deal potentially worth £12m for Jacob Murphy to move to St James’ Park.Norwich recently rejected an offer from Newcastle for the 22-year-old but talks between the two clubs continued.Winger Murphy, from Wembley, has been linked with a number of clubs in recent months.Southampton are reported to be monitoring developments and he was previously touted for a possible move to Everton.He has been with Norwich since the East Anglian club snapped him up along with his twin brother Josh in 2006.See also:Norwich reject Magpies bid for MurphyNewcastle still pursuing deal for Murphylast_img