Amputee Lone Star, USA Friendly Postponed

first_imgThe Liberia Amputee Football and Sports Association, (LAFASA) and the United States Amputees Football Federation have jointly postponed the August 9, 2014 international friendly football match in Maryland, United States of America.A dispatch from LAFASA’s International Coordinator in Minnesota, Minneapolis (USA), Mr. Duannah Siryon, said both organizations agreed to postpone the match due to the Ebola situation in Liberia.According to Mr. Siryon, it’s not time for a fund driven event but a time for all Liberians to join hands with the Liberian government and civic society organizations in the Ebola awareness campaign.The August 9, friendly was also to prepare Ampu Lone Star to participate in an educational seminar at Morgan State University on August 12 and a visit to the United State Capitol to meet with several U.S Congressional representatives on August 13.The leadership of the Liberia Amputee Football and Sports Association is expected to meet with officials of the Ministry of Health to engage in the Ebola awareness campaign in the country.Amputee Lone Star, the triple African Champions, was invited by the U.S National Amputee Soccer Team to participate in a friendly match on Soccerplex Stadium, near Washington D.C.The match was a prelude to the World Amputee Cup scheduled to take place on November 30 through December 8, 2014 in Mexico with more than 28 countries participating.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MovieTowne scouts local talent for spectacular opening

first_imgAnticipation is rising and the excitement is building as MovieTowne Guyana enters its final lap to completion. Events and Entertainment Manager of Multicinemas Incorporated, Heathcliff West, is currently scouting Guyanese talent to perform at the spectacular unveiling of the cineplex.In addition to the opening ceremony, MovieTowne will also have weekly entertainment shows featuring talent from Guyana at Fiesta Plaza.“We want to showcase the best of Guyana to the world. Of course, we will be surprising our patrons with some regional and international artistes on occasions, but our full commitment is to Guyana and the development and flattering exposure of its people,” West said.He explained that MovieTowne’s Fiesta Plaza in Trinidad and Tobago has been responsible for securing international markets for several of the performers there.“It has been incredible. Only recently, we had one group being afforded the opportunity to tour Japan. They only recently returned… that is the kind of impact that MovieTowne is hoping to have in Guyana,” West noted.A call has been issued via social media for persons to submit biographies and videos of their talent, so that a database can be created to ensure that a wide variety of talent goes on full display when MovieTowne opens.“So far, we have had a couple of submissions, and I’m very pleased by what we have seen so far. We know that Guyana has a tremendous amount of talent, so we are excited to be able to show this to the world,” West noted.Ever since its establishment in 2002, MovieTowne has transformed the economy of the twin island republic. It has also boosted the creative arts industry, while providing several hundred employment opportunities for Trinidadians.When opened, MovieTowne Guyana will provide hundreds of job opportunities. The complex has not even been completed yet and it has already been attracting the attention of a host of internationally recognised entertainment franchises.The ultra-modern complex is ideally positioned on 10 acres of prime land, with a 200,000-plus square foot building, standing fascinatingly along the East Coast Demerara corridor.In the coming months, MovieTowne will take Guyana by storm, satisfying every craving for clean, classy, secure and exciting family-oriented entertainment.Guyanese are invited to be part of this journey, by participating fully in the entertainment aspect. Interested persons are asked to send their submissions to West via email at fiestaplaza@movietowne.com or via the MovieTowne Guyana Facebook page. Join the magic by making your submissions on or before October 7.last_img read more

Packers standout getting more Green

first_imgHe will be reunited with Rod Marinelli, who is entering his second year as Detroit’s head coach following 10 years as Tampa Bay’s defensive line coach, a job that helped White develop. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars believe they found a legitimate deep threat in free agency by agreeing to a five-year contract with former Cleveland receiver Dennis Northcutt on Sunday. The contract reportedly was worth $17 million and included a $4.5 million signing bonus. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOUSTON – The Houston Texans agreed to terms with free agent running back Ahman Green on a four-year, $23 million contract on Sunday. The 30-year-old former Green Bay Packer, who will make $8 million this season, likely will become the starter for a team that struggled at the position last season after Domanick Williams – formerly Davis – missed the year with knee problems. He has 8,491 yards and 54 touchdowns in his nine-year career that began with Seattle. IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with free agent offensive lineman Leonard Davis, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals. According to various reports, including a story posted on the team’s Web site, Davis agreed to a seven-year contract worth nearly $50 million, including $18.75 million in guaranteed money. Davis was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2001 draft out of Texas. DETROIT – Free agent defensive end Dewayne White left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and signed a five-year, $29 million contract with the Detroit Lions. center_img Houston also has a trio of inexperienced running backs in Wali Lundy, Chris Taylor and fellow former Green Bay player Samkon Gado. They also hope to re-sign free agent Ron Dayne, the 1999 Heisman Trophy winner. Green had 266 carries for 1,059 yards last season after returning from a torn right quadriceps in 2005. last_img read more

Chiefs rally past Oilers for 7-2 win

first_img“We’ve kind of struggled swinging the bats (to start the season),” Santa Fe coach Steve Hendry said. “But it gets contagious. We finally had a couple of hard-hit balls and then it started to roll. But we did a good job.” Montebello, which was the designated visiting team, took the early lead, scoring two runs in the first on a walk to Sal Esparza, a single by Chris Galaviz and a two-run single by pitcher Juan Martinez (0-1). But the Oilers (1-2), despite having scoring chances in the second and third innings, were limited to one hit over the final six innings. “I don’t know (what’s wrong),” Montebello coach Rafael Gutierrez said. “We’re not taking very good at-bats. Our pitchers are very inconsistent. It seems like every inning we walk somebody, it turns into a big inning.” That came in the fourth when the Chiefs, trailing 2-1, scored three runs to take a 4-2 lead. Third baseman Anthony Salas went 3 for 3 with two RBIs to pace the Chiefs (1-1-1), who rallied for the victory by scoring one run in the second inning, three in the fourth and three in the sixth. Starter Freddie Gloria (1-1) and relievers Gabe Encinas and Angel Molina combined on a three-hitter with seven strikeouts. Catcher Derek Remijio was hit by a pitch to start the rally. Molina then tied the score with a double off the center-field fence. Salas followed with an RBI double to right field to make it 3-2 before Frank Fuentes singled home Salas for a 4-2 lead. The Chiefs pitching trio made it stand. Gloria settled down after the first to finish with five strike outs before giving way to Encinas and Molina, who combined to retire nine of the final 10 batters. Encinas did get some help from center fielder Josh Dunigan, who hauled in a deep fly off the bat of Chris Franco. “To me, the play of the game was Dunigan’s over-the-shoulder catch, ” Hendry said. “We just take the lead, and bam, they hit a double to lead off the inning. But (Dunigan) ran that ball down. We played good defense and the pitchers did a good job.” steve.ramirez@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img MONTEBELLO – So much for the importance of first impressions. The ability to get off to a quick start hasn’t exactly done wonders for the Montebello High School baseball team, which despite taking a two-run lead during the opening inning for the second consecutive game, lost 7-2 to visiting Santa Fe in Montebello Tournament pool play on Wednesday. last_img read more

Dates and kick-off times of every 2018 World Cup knockout stage match

first_img 1 Here’s the full fixture list for the last 16 and beyond…2018 WORLD CUP KNOCKOUT STAGE FIXTURESROUND OF 16Saturday, June 30 (7pm): Match 1 – Uruguay v PortugalSaturday, June 30 (3pm): Match 2 – France v ArgentinaSunday, July 1 (3pm): Match 3 – Spain v RussiaSunday, July 1 (7pm): Match 4 – Croatia v DenmarkMonday, July 2 (3pm): Match 5 – Brazil v MexicoMonday, July 2 (7pm): Match 6 – Belgium v JapanTuesday, July 3 (3pm): Match 7 – Sweden v SwitzerlandTuesday, July 3 (7pm): Match 8 – Colombia v England  England’s defeat to Belgium signalled the end of the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.The Three Lions finished as runners-up in Group G, meaning they will face the winners of Group H, Colombia, next. Expectations are rising for Gareth Southgate and England after they reached the last 16 QUARTER FINALSFriday, July 6 (3pm): QF1 – Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2Friday, July 6 (7pm): QF2 – Winner of Match 5 vs Winner of Match 6Saturday, July 7 (3pm): QF3 – Winner of Match 7 vs Winner of Match 8Saturday, July 7 (7pm): QF4 – Winner of Match 3 vs Winner of Match 4SEMI FINALSTuesday, July 10 (7pm): SF1 – Winner QF1 vs Winner QF2Wednesday, July 11 (7pm): SF2 – Winner QF4 vs Winner QF3THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFFSaturday, July 14 (3pm): Loser SF1 vs Loser SF2FINALSunday, July 15 (4pm): Winner SF1 v Winner SF2talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup with EVERY game live across the networklast_img read more

SUPER SEAMUS WAS FANTASTIC, MAN CITY WERE ATROCIOUS

first_imgMan of the Match: Seamus ColemanDONEGAL’S Seamus Coleman thanked Everton’s fans after helping his side to a 2-0 win over Manchester City – effectively handing the title to Man United.Coleman had one of his best games for the Toffees, a week after losing 3-0 in the FA Cup to Wigan.Osman scored the first after half an hour. Steven Pienaar was sent off just after the hour but Nikica Jelavic finished off a counter-attack in injury-time to seal victory for Everton.Coleman, given Man of the Match on BBC’s Match of the Day – and named in the team of the week – said: “It’s what we aimed to to do. Ultimately disappointing to go out of the FA Cup. We went out there and tried to repay the fans as much we could and I think we did that.“Winning games is what it’s all about and it’s never nice to lose games, especially when we thought we could do well in the FA Cup this year.“But we still have a lot to play for in the league and we showed it there today. “That wasn’t the Everton team last week, we just didn’t turn up.“Going down to 10 men we just worked as hard as we could. We’re all mates here and I think that showed.” SUPER SEAMUS WAS FANTASTIC, MAN CITY WERE ATROCIOUS was last modified: March 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:MAN CITY WERE ATROCIOUSseamus colemanSUPER SEAMUS WAS FANTASTIClast_img read more

ULSTER SFC FINAL: DONEGAL LEAD MONAGHAN AT HALF TIME IN CLONES

first_imgColm McFadden: on scoresheet.Donegal 0-06 Monaghan 0-04Donegal are on course to win their third Ulster Senior Football Championship in four years as they lead Monaghan by two points at half time in this year’s final in Clones.Jim McGuinness’s side have taken the chances that have come their way in what has been, at times, an ill-tempered first half as Donegal seek revenge for the defeat by Monaghan in last year’s final. Karl Lacey put Donegal ahead with an excellent point in the fifth minute and Brian McHugh should have doubled the advantage two minutes later but put his effort wide from a good position.The lead was increased in the 11th minute when good play between McGee and McNaillias ended with the latter putting over an excellent point.Colm McFadden put Donegal further ahead with a free awarded for a foul on Neil McGee before Monaghan got their first score of the game in the 14th minute from a free.Another Monaghan free reduced the deficit to a single point in the 22nd minute but Donegal doubled their lead straight away when following a superb catch Neil Gallagher set up Anthony Thompson to put over the bar. A Colm McFadden free put three between the sides in the 27th minute.Keeper Paul Durcan came to Donegal’s rescue to block an almost certain goal in the 31st minute which resulted in Monaghan successfully converted the resultant 45.McNaillais doubled the advantage in Donegal’s favour on a scoreline with a point in the first minute of injury time at the end of the half.But a Monaghan free in the dying seconds leaves two between the sides at the break.   ULSTER SFC FINAL: DONEGAL LEAD MONAGHAN AT HALF TIME IN CLONES was last modified: July 20th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:chamionshipdonegalFootballmonagahanSeniorUlsterlast_img read more

Wakiso Giants away to Amuka Bright Stars as Big league kicks off

first_imgWakiso Giants players during training this week (photo by Wakiso Giants Media)FUFA Big LeagueThursday, 01-11-2018Rwenzori Group:-Ntinda United Vs Kireka United – Muteesa II Wankulukuku Stadium-Kiboga Young Vs Water – Bamususutta S.S Playground-Kitara Vs Proline – Kigaya Ground, Hoima-Kansai Plascon Vs Kira United – Bishops S.S playground, Mukono-Kabale Sharp Vs Dove – Kabale Municipal GroundElgon Group:-Bukedea Town Council Vs JMC Hippos – Emokori playground, Bukedea-UPDF Vs Entebbe – Bombo Stadium, Bombo-Amuka Bright Stars Vs Wakiso Giants – Lira P7 Ground, Lira-Doves All Stars Vs Kataka – Green Light Stadium, AruaLIRA – When Wakiso Giants bought off Kamuli Park, their target was to make it to the top tier as soon as possible.After bringing on board a big name in Ibrahim Kirya to take over as coach and also acquiring a host to top players, everyone knew how serious they were.On Thursday afternoon, the team will begin their journey proper when they travel to Lira to take on Amuka Bright Stars on match day one of the FUFA Big League in one of the four games in the Elgon Group.Kirya who will be looked at as a failure if his side does not make it to the top flight at the first time of asking has already stressed how vital a good start can be.“We need to start brightly, said Kirya ahead of the game.“It will be a tough game away to Amuka just like the rest will be so we have to be careful.Wakiso will be without four players on Thursday as Nigerian forward Emmanuel Obina is yet to sort his work permit issues. Geoffrey Lutu is also still working on his license while Eddie Mubiru and Denis Kaweesa are both out injured.The other Elgon match-ups will have Bukedea Town Council host JMN Hippos at Emokori Play Ground. UPDF host Entebbe in Bombo while Katata travel to the Green Light Stadium in Arua to take on Doves All Stars.In the Rwenzori Group, Ntinda United host Kireka United at Wankulukuku, Kiboga Young play host to Water, Proline travel to Kitara, Kansai Plascon entertain Kira United while Dove travel to Mbale to take on Kabale Sharpe.Comments Tags: Amuka Bright Starsfufa big leagueIbrahim KiryatopWakiso Giantslast_img read more

These five plays killed 49ers hopes against Vikings

first_imgHow costly? How about botching four specific plays that could have resulted in 49ers … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.The 49ers may only have themselves to blame for what happened at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.Knocking off the defending NFC champions on their own turf wasn’t going to be easy, but the 49ers effectively killed their chances with costly mistakes.Get 49ers news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free 49ers HQ newsletter.last_img read more