Overgrown grass, dilapidated spectator stands, and the appearance of a venue that has been left to rot best describes the current condition of what was once one of the island’s most popular football venues – Ferdie Neita Sports Complex. Situated in the community of Braeton in Portmore, St Catherine, the multi-sports facility is in dire need of assistance with clear signs that the ground is not being properly maintained. The facility is the responsibility of top-flight title challengers Portmore United, and while the club’s general manager, Clive Marshall, refused to give details about the venue when contacted yesterday, there have been calls for further dialogue and partnerships in order to improve the state of the venue. Portmore United have been playing home fixtures away from their home ground for the last two seasons, adopting Prison Oval in Spanish Town, Wembley Centre of Excellence in Clarendon, and Juici Park, also in Clarendon, as their home venues over the period. Marshall ignored the topic when contacted via telephone yesterday evening, arguing that the club’s focus at this point is on their local and regional football ambitions. “It is not necessary to talk about the ground now. We are approaching the end of the season and are in the Premier League semi-final and CFU (Caribbean Football Union) second-round competition. We should talk about those things, not a ground. We must put things into perspective,” said Marshall, whose team still uses the Ferdie Neita field as a training ground in preparation for competitive games. Councillor for the Braeton Division, Anthony Wint, said that the Portmore Municipality has, in the past, assisted the club in certain areas where the upkeep of the facility is concerned and that they will be looking to play a part in lifting the ground out of its current state. “Through the municipality, we used to assist with water. We are in dialogue with the Portmore management in order to offer further assistance,” Wint said. Vassell Walker, who acted as caretaker in the past, said that he wants to see the park restored to its former glory. “We want to see it come back. When the park was been used for competitions, it was the best thing in Portmore. We want it to be ready as we are willing to work,” Walker said. Walker noted that former caretaker Junior Cooper, who managed the grounds from in the late 1980s, died a few years ago, and pointed out that he has since decided to take care of the park. “When Mr Cooper got blind, I was his assistant. Since he died some five years ago, I took charge. But since Portmore stop playing matches here, the field is not properly maintained,” Walker informed. “The field is idle as no competition is taking place there.” The 3,000-capacity venue was a prime location for football games in St Catherine and has hosted games at the local and international levels. NEEDS TO BE RESTORED
The 2013 FIBA Africa Club Champions Cup is now scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia amongst ten teams from Africa. Earlier the competition was to be held in November.The championship is the highest men’s basketball competition for clubs, organized by the FIBA Africa and played by the champions of the leagues of the African countries.A Liberia Basketball Association source told the Daily Observer that Oilers have been informed of the new schedule.Prior to Oilers’ qualification for the ‘Tunis Basketball Battle,’ which many basketball pundits have described as a “stranger and newcomer” Liberia dropped three places to 85 in the FIBA world ranking and 22.Oilers’ qualification marked Liberia’s debut representation to FIBA Africa finals, since the establishment of the LBA in the 1960s.LPRC Oilers and Nigeria’s Kano Pillars will represent Zone 3 in the championship. USA, Spain and Argentina remain the top three basketball teams in the world, while Angola, Nigeria and Tunisia top the African zone.Oilers booked their ticket to Tunis when they defeated Nigerian outfit Union Bank 58-54 points and walloped fellow compatriots NPA-pythons 103-74 points in the recently Monrovia tournament.The triple champs (2011-2013) also pinned Young Sports Club of Sierra Leone, 89-66 points, but lost to Nigerian giants Kano Pillars, 82-65 points and made amends by trouncing Ghanaian club CEPS Braves 81-67 points.Meanwhile, Oilers Vice President Edward J. Harris told the Daily Observer recently a ‘fundraiser campaign’ to support the team to Tunisia is scheduled on Friday, November 14 at the LPRC headquarters in Vai Town.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A ten-year-old girl was allegedly rape on Easter Monday while out flying kite with friends at Hampton Court, Essequibo Coast, in Region Two.According to reports, the Grade Five student went home complaining of feeling unwell, and her father took her to the Suddie Public Hospital. Following a medical examination, it was discovered that the child was sexually penetrated. As such, the Police were called in, and a report was made by the child’s father.Guyana Times understands the child gave the Police a statement about the incident, which occurred in her home village. She has since been hospitalized as investigations continue.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St John Killbillies roller derby squad had a very successful home opener last weekend.The Killbillies hosted the North Coast Nightmares at the North Peace Arena last Saturday for a double-header afternoon. The first match of the day was an exhibition scrimmage that saw several players from both teams joined by players from the Chetwynd Chetty Betties, the Dawson Creek Mile 0 Mercy, and the Grimshaw Grim Reapers. It was an exciting match to get the afternoon underway, and saw Team White beat Team Black 121-94.The main event saw a much more lopsided score in favour of the Killbillies. The bout featured a lot of Jammer-on-Jammer action, and a couple of big hits. One bodycheck, the first big one of the match, sent the Nightmares’ Jammer flying several feet and saw medics take to the floor to make sure that she wasn’t seriously injured. Luckily no one was injured in the collision, but it set the tone as the Killbillies steamrolled North Coast 253-46. Freddy Bruiser was the Killbillies’ MVP in the bout.- Advertisement – The Killbillies’ Amanda ‘Booty ChasHer’ Roberts knocks North Coast’s Jammer ‘Hellise’ to the floor during the first half of Saturday’s bout. Photo by Chris Newton Killbillies during a roller derby. File photo. The Killbillies’ Amanda ‘Booty ChasHer’ Roberts knocks North Coast’s Jammer ‘Hellise’ to the floor during the first half of Saturday’s bout. Photo by Chris Newton The Fort St. John Killbillies home opener against the North Coast Nightmares. Photo by Chris Newton Roller derby action at the North Peace Arena on May 6th. Photo by Chris Newton Killbillies President Jenna ‘Jennacide’ Hildebrand says that the squad has several things events they’re looking forward to this season. In the short term, the Killbillies’ ‘B’ team will be in Grimshaw for a bout against the Grim Reapers this Saturday night. The Killbillies’ ‘A’ squad is meanwhile preparing for a pair of travel tournaments in the latter half of the month. Over the May Long Weekend, the team will once again play North Coast, Quesnel and Prince George in Terrace. The following weekend, the team heads to the Flat Track Fever tournament in Calgary for bouts against three higher-ranked teams: Calgary’s Kill Jills, the Sugar Skulls from Regina, and a Coalition team from Nelson and Castlegar.
The Northern Gateway Pipeline would stretch 1,170 kilometres between Bruderheim, Alberta and Kitimat, B.C. The project would encompass an export pipeline, an import condensate pipeline, terminal facilities, and marine facilities in Kitimat.For more information on the Northern Gateway Project, Click Here. Photo: Representatives from the National Energy Board take notes after listening to suggestions from the Peace River Regional District on Thursday – (L-R) Kent Lien, Brenda Price and Bob Mahnic – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caA joint panel could give people in the North a place to voice their concerns over a proposed pipeline.Representatives from the National Energy Board were in Fort St. John on Thursday, to speak to directors at the Peace River Regional District Meeting.- Advertisement -The officials told the District about a proposed Joint Review Panel for the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project.Spokesperson Kent Lien says the project has generated numerous questions in communities throughout the North. Here in the B.C. Peace, Lien says the primary concern is agriculture and pipeline industry relations. He those concerns could be addressed at the proposed Joint Review Panel.[asset|aid=2033|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f5c61b982b2238af30e05bd3d0b1b87-Kent 1_2_Pub.mp3]A Joint Review Panel Agreement is being drafted between the Ministry of Environment and the National Energy Board. The two will review the project once Northern Gateway submits its application in the fall.Advertisement The Panel would hold public meetings in various communities to hear concerns from residents affected by the pipeline and its facilities.Lien says he expects those public hearings to begin around this time next year.[asset|aid=2034|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f5c61b982b2238af30e05bd3d0b1b87-Kent 2_1_Pub.mp3]Lien says the dates and locations of those public hearings will be announced when details are finalized.Advertisement
GoalkeeperWhile his height has been a point of contention for some, it seems as though Wenger isn’t too worried, with David Ospina very much his first choice number one now.DefenceDespite a shaky opening, Gabriel acquitted himself well for the Gunners last time out and it will be important for Wenger to give him more game time in order to build his confidence. Expect to see the January signing retain his place alongside Laurent Koscielny.MidfieldWith Flamini still injured, Coquelin will be forced to play through the pain of a broken nose in the heart of midfield. He should get good support from Santi Cazorla though, while Aaron Ramsey has been tipped to make a surprising return to the starting XI, with Wenger confirming that he will make the matchday squad at least.AttackDanny Welbeck’s comments that he is looking forward to squaring off against former teammate Rio Ferdinand suggests that he will get the nod, with Alexis Sanchez thought to provide a threat on the other wing. The rebuilding of Olivier Giroud’s confidence continues, and the striker will fancy himself to get on the scoresheet at Loftus Road.Arsenal fans, how do you think you’ll line-up? Comment below… Aaron Ramsey could return to the starting XI against QPR With Arsenal still fighting on three fronts, boss Arsene Wenger could be forgiven for considering a number of changes for his side’s latest domestic fixture against QPR, but following Southampton’s late victory on Tuesday evening, the Frenchman will likely have his hand forced when it comes to selection.In his pre-match press conference, Wenger reported that there were no new injury concerns and that Aaron Ramsey will at least make the matchday squad, following his return from a muscular problem.Any fears over Francis Coquelin’s inclusion look to have been allayed, with the midfielder tipped to feature, albeit while wearing a protective facemask, following his nose break last time out.One player who will not feature though is Mathieu Flamini, who will miss the next two matches at least.Below is how Arsenal could line up: 1 1
The lotto numbers were 3,7,12,23 and the match 2 winner Gerard McGrenra. Next weeks jackpot is €3,580. Sellers this week are John McFadden and Paddy Tinney.Circuits take place in the hall every Monday at 7pm for ladies and 8pm for men. All are welcome.The gym is ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm. There is minor training in the hall on Friday night at 6pm sharp.There will be Zumba Dance classes in the hall every Thursday @ 8.15pm, all are welcome.All club equipment should be returned to the club for the annual audit. All key holders should register their keys with the secretary.All team managers should check their team equipment and arrange for replacement jersies through the treasurer. Managers are reminded to submit their plan for 2012 to the February committee meeting.The under age training program is running in the hall at the moment.Tue 6-7 U12 girls. 7.15-8.15 U14 girls and 8.30-9.30 U16 girls.Wed 6-7 U10 boys and girls.Thur 6-7 U8 boys and girls. 7.15-8.15 U12 boys. Fri 6-7.15 Minors 7.30-8.45 U14 boys.Congratulations to the pupils of Stramore N.S. who qualified for the county finals in Handball last week.An Umpires course will be held in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on Wed 29th February. Contact Sharon McGinty for more information.The second semi final of Scór Sinsear takes places on Saturday Feb 11 in Glenswilly. Competitors should arrive after 6 30 p.m. for registrations and preparation. The doors will be open from 7 00 p.m. and admission is €5.00. The competition will commence at 7 30 p.m. The following clubs will participate on the night: An Tearmainn, Baile na nGalloglach, Bun an Phobail, Cloich Cheann Fhaoila, Gleann Fhinne, Gleann tSuili, Gael Fhanada, Malainn, Naomh Adhamhnain, Naomh Padraig Magh Gael Leitir Ceannainn agus Iorras. Competitions on the night consist of Team dancing, Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation, Nuachleas or the Quiz. Competitors for the quiz note that it is likely to take place off site immediately before the break. Club secretaries should send a full list of competitors, with membership registration, to the Scór secretary or at the very latestby hand on the night. Competitors arriving after their competition has started or without their registration may not be allowed to take part.Monthly club meeting is on Mon 13th at 9 pm. All membership must be paid as soon as possible.GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: February 8th, 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)Tags:GLENSWILLY GAA LCUB NOTES
St Eunan’s powered past St Peter’s of Warrenpoint to win the Spirit of Paul McGirr Ulster Under-16 Club Champions Tournament.Michael Gallagher helped himself to a hat-trick as Pauric Ryan’s boys won 6-10 to 1-6, a 19-point success.The win means a first-ever provincial title for St Eunan’s. Daragh Ellison, Conor O’Donnell and Patrick Tobin netted the other goals.This game was originally pencilled in for last weekend, but fell victim to the weather.Ellison bagged the opening goal in the 15th minute, firing home after Shane O’Donnell and Sean Breen did the spadework.A goal by Eoin Carr gave St Peter’s hope with Eunan’s leading by four, 1-6 to 1-2, at half-time. Two minutes into the second half, Gallagher blasted home and Eunan’s never looked back.Gallagher added his second and then completed his hat-trick in the 51st minute.O’Donnell capped a brilliant display with a superb goal with Tobin converting a late penalty.St Eunan’s: Eoin O’Boyle; Anthony Gallagher, Cormac O’Kane, Brendan Horgan; Conor McKinney, Sean Ryan, Peter McEniff; James Kelly, Shane O’Donnell; Sean Breen (0-2), Daragh Ellison (1-2), Michael Gallagher (3-2); Cormac Finn, Padraig McGettigan (0-1), Conor O’Donnell (1-3, 45). Subs: Ronan McCann and Ronan McGeehin for Finn and McKinney (49), Patrick Tobin (1-0, pen) Ben Whelan for McGettigan, Michael Shiel for Gallagher (58), Odhran Winston for C O’Donnell (60). Champions – St Eunan’s storm to Ulster U16 title in style was last modified: December 4th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:letterkennySt Eunans
Mary McCluggage contributed 19 kills and five blocks to lead Flintridge Prep of La Canada Flintridge past host Campbell Hall of North Hollywood 25-21, 25-18, 25-19 Thursday in a nonleague volleyball match. Melissa Pearson added 32 assists for Flintridge Prep. BOYS’ WATER POLO Palos Verdes 7, Westlake 6: Chase Olswang scored three goals and Austin McElvaney added two, but host Westlake (4-3) was defeated by Palos Verdes of Palos Verdes Estates. GIRLS’ TENNIS Chaminade 5, Granada Hills 2: Kate Carnahan and Ashley Poyer won their singles matches to lead host Chaminade of West Hills. Campbell Hall 18, Louisville 0: No. 1 singles player Katarina Villalobos swept her matches to lead Campbell Hall of North Hollywood. Oaks Christian 10, Camarillo 8: Abigail Phillips won each of her singles matches 6-0 to lead visiting Oaks Christian of Westlake Village. GIRLS’ GOLF Thousand Oaks 266, Santa Barbara 281: Junior Hillary Packard was medalist, at 3-over-par 39, as Thousand Oaks (3-1) won a nonleague match at Montecito Country Club. Packard, who won the Marmonte League title as a freshman, is averaging 40.8 this season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Birmingham 3, Lincoln 0: Breanna Collins had seven kills, 13 assists, six aces and seven digs as Birmingham of Lake Balboa defeated Lincoln of Lincoln Heights 25-16, 25-10, 27-25. Hart 3, Buena 2: Caitlyn Ramirez had 11 kills and Jamie Long added 21 assists as host Hart of Newhall defeated Buena of Ventura 25-21, 14-25, 25-19, 21-25, 15-9. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Buckley 3, Rolling Hills Prep 0: Ally Gatti and Jackie Sparagna spiked seven kills apiece for host Buckley of Sherman Oaks, which defeated Rolling Hills Prep of Palos Verdes Estates 25-15, 25-14, 25-21. Viewpoint 3, Milken 0: Marisa Fair had 10 kills and Ashley Thierry 12 assists as Viewpoint of Calabasas defeated visiting Milken of Los Angeles 25-17, 25-17, 25-14. Notre Dame d. Newbury Park 3-0:Nikki Candela had 17 kills and Ashley McIntyre added 31 assists as Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks defeated host Newbury Park 25-10, 25-10, 25-16. Chaminade 3, Calabasas 0: Kim Capicotto spiked 19 kills and Emma Watson added 27 assists as Chaminade of West Hills defeated visiting Calabasas 25-17, 25-20, 25-7. Paraclete 3, Highland 1: Angela Hupp and Jenna Novelli provided 14 kills apiece and Danielle Evans added 18 assists as Paraclete of Lancaster (2-0) topped Highland of Palmdale 25-20, 25-10, 25-27, 25-15.
A film celebrating the extraordinary life of Teelin woman Kitty (Cití Sheáin) Cunningham will air on TV this week, a month after her sad passing.Cití Sheáin Uí Chuinneagáin died on June 3rd at the age of 98. She is fondly remembered as an icon of culture, music, song and dance in her local area and beyond.A programme profiling Cití Sheáin’s life and popularity in her community will be aired again on Thursday 19th July as a special tribute. Cameras followed Cití Sheáin in her home and around Teelin in 2004, documenting her memories, singing and her great sense of fun and sharing with family and friends.Cití Sheáin. Image: TG4She is also filmed meeting musicians in Ghleann Cholm Cille, many of whom know her well.The programme will be a unique chance for friends and family of the much-respected lady to celebrate her great character once more.Cití Sheáin airs on TG4, Thursday 19th July at 7.30pm Legendary singer Cití Sheáin is remembered in TG4 documentary was last modified: July 13th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)