Howell confident Waterhouse will stay up

first_imgTop Waterhouse striker Kenroy Howell is highly confident that his struggling club will get it together, starting tomorrow against Tivoli Gardens FC in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Waterhouse Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.The Drewsland club is rooted at the bottom in the RSPL on 21 points from 24 games and in danger of relegation. With nine sets of games remaining in the preliminary stage, Waterhouse are in desperate need of a good winning run in order to avoid the drop.Howell is fully aware of the club’s situation, but remains optimistic that the team will climb up the standings.”Well, every game is like a final for us. We are aware of the situation and the pledge is to stay up in the league and take it from there next season. We are not used to this, but we will stay up,” Howell, who is the club’s leading striker on eight goals, confidently told The Gleaner.”I would not say that we are too concerned. We are going through a bad patch, but we have the players that can win games,” the 23-year-old said.CONSISTENCY NEEDED”The team is playing good football, but the attackers need to be consistent in front of the goal, and put away the chances. I guess that the strikers and midfielders are not consistent. We need to score goals as the defenders are doing fine, especially in recent times,” he disclosed.Howell started the season following a knee surgery, but has since recovered well.”I did not start off the season fit, but have improved. I’m in better shape,” Howell added.”We are definitely confident that the team will stay up. The management staff and coaches are doing a good job, so it is up to the players to continue training hard in order to deliver on match day. We will win against Tivoli on Sunday (tomorrow),” he vowed.last_img read more

Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeat

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Delighting the 54,068 in attendance, Ginebra finally showed the hunger it lacked two days prior, leading by as much as 20, 52-32, in the second half courtesy of a Justin Brownlee jumper before holding off the Bolts’ last ditch rally.It marked the Gin Kings’ first back-to-back titles in their 38-year history and their 10th championship overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe triumph further established coach Tim Cone’s lore, as the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor claimed his 20th title in 30 Finals appearances.“We held on to another Game 7. It’s amazing,” said the league’s winningest coach. “These Game 7s are the most amazing things to play. You never know what’s gonna happen, you’re never quite prepared for them, we tried to do our best, stay calm, stay focused but there’s just so many pressure.” Cignal – PBA Press Corps Finals MVP LA Tenorio unloaded 26 points and four assists, including the insurance freebie for Ginebra finally fend off Meralco late.Justin Brownlee also fired 23 markers, eight boards, and five dimes, while Scottie Thompson chipped in 14 points, nine rebounds, and two assists.Greg Slaughter won his first PBA title with 12 markers, five boards, two assists, and two blocks, Joe Devance had 10 points and seven rebounds, and Japeth Aguilar got 10 markers and the three crucial boards in the end game to seal the deal for the crowd favorites.Despite facing a big hole early, Meralco still showed some fight late, with Jared Dillinger anchoring the belated run as he cut the deficit to as low as four, 100-96, with a booming three from the right wing in the final 47.0 seconds.Tenorio split his freebies to extend the cushion to five, 101-96 in the last 22.6 ticks, before Garvo Lanete muffed his late trey.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES “Huge shots. Just huge shots all the way through, and then at the end, we start missing our free throws, we turn the ball over, and it looked like it wasn’t a comfortable win. But overall, the game was exciting,” said Cone.Allen Durham did all he could in the decider, unfurling 26 points, 24 rebounds, and nine rebounds, while Dillinger had his best showing in the series with 20 markers, five dimes, and three boards. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Lewis Hamilton’s F1 legacy still growing MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Ginebra didn’t disappoint its legion of fans this time.With another record crowd trooping to the colossal Philippine Arena here, the Gin Kings completed their quest for back-to-back titles, routing Meralco, 101-96, in Game 7 to win the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Wortmanville woman remanded for ganja trafficking

first_imgA 27-year-old Wortmanville, Georgetown woman who was reportedly caught with two kilograms of marijuana was on Wednesday remanded to prison.Anisha Daniels appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to charges of possession of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. However, when the charge was read to her, Daniels denied that she had the drug in her possession.In an application for bail, Daniels’ attorney informed the court that she occupies the home with her grandparent and seven cousins. He noted that his client was not at home when the illegal substance was found. However, the attorney’s submissions were overruled and Daniels was remanded to prison. The case will continue on March 21.last_img read more

Bodies of missing men pulled from Essequibo River

first_imgBoat collisionThe bodies of 44-year-old Jose Francisco Joaquin, a Brazilian, and 25-year-old Osafo Anthony Roberts, called “Joinwire”, an electrician of Lot 29 Devil Dam Philadelphia, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) were on Wednesday pulled from the Essequibo River.One of the boats that were involved in the collision on the Essequibo RiverReports are the bodies were found about 13:15h on Wednesday, at the eastern side of Hogg Island, Essequibo River, a mile apart from each other.This discovery comes one day after the boat in which the men were travelling in collided head-on with another vessel on the Essequibo River.The men’s deaths bring a total of three lives lost so far as a result of the crash.Surinamese businesswoman, 54-year-old Sherry Khan, was the first to succumb to injuries received while three others – Milton Duke, his wife, Yaluntie Hohamkirk, both 43, and Jaeva Veira Nunes – remain hospitalised.Reports have since indicated that at approximately 19:00h on Monday, the boat, which was transporting the now dead men and four other passengers, was heading in the direction of Buck Hall, Essequibo River, while the other vessel was travelling in the opposite direction at that time when the collision occurred.This newspaper was told that impact of the collision resulted in the passengers and their luggage being tossed overboard. It was at this time that another vessel, which was passing, stopped to render assistance.Those injured were taken to the Parika foreshore and transported to the Leonora Cottage Hospital.Upon arrival at the medical facility, Khan and Nunes were both transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where the businesswoman was pronounced dead. Nunes was admitted.Meanwhile, Duke and Hohamkirk were transferred to a private city hospital to receive medical care.The bodies of the men remain at the Georgetown Public Hospital Cooperation (GPHC) mortuary to await Post-Mortem Examinations (PME), as investigations into the collision continue.last_img read more

Children narrowly escape fiery death

first_imgA family of four of Lot 10 Middle Dam, Unity Village, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, is now homeless after a fire destroyed their home on Monday evening.Reports are a five-year-old child was playing with matches which resulted in a chair catching fire. The entire house soon went up in flames.According to reports, the fire started at about 18:45h and quickly engulfed the two-storey wooden house in which two children – ages five and six –were left alone as their parents ventured to a nearby shop.The destroyed houseAmanda (only name given), the neighbour who rescued the children, related to this publication that she heard the children screaming at about 19:00h and on inspecting, saw the fire spreading in the house. She related that she then shouted for the parents of the children but got no answer. She related that she then rushed to rescue the children.“The door was locked from outside so I had to open it from outside to let them out, the two children was home alone in the house. The parents god knows where they were but this is not one time two time, this is regular. Regularly they leave them unattended home alone,” she added.Amanda further related that after rescuing the children they summoned the fire service, but the response was a little too late to save the house. However, she stated that they were able to save the nearby houses from being seriously damaged.Meanwhile, the father of the children, 27-year-old Ramzan Hussain, on Tuesday told Guyana Times he has been renting the house for the past three years and he along with his wife had just ventured to a nearby shop when the fire started.“I got a call at around 7pm telling us the house was on fire. I don’t know exactly what happened, just that the kids was in the house and they was doing their work and one of them was playing with matches. The kids were home alone at that time. We were at the shop purchasing water,” he said.He explained that after he received the call he immediately rushed home to check on the children and saw the house engulfed in flames.“I came and the whole house was on fire, the children were rescued by the back house neighbour. There was nothing much we could do and same time the Police them come and they asked for us and questioned us and then we had to leave with them and go to the station,” Hussain added.When asked whether he regularly leaves his children unattended, the man explained that he and his wife would often venture to the shop while the children remained home doing homework or playing. He further stated that he would never deliberately leave his children in harm’s way.The family estimates their losses to be in the millions since everything, except the clothing they were wearing, was destroyed. Hussain related that they are staying with relatives until they can afford to get another house.Investigations into the incident are ongoing.last_img read more

Billboard blight

first_imgNo one else in Los Angeles’ leadership has had the guts to stand firm against a pushy scofflaw industry that has contributed to the aesthetic discord of many neighborhood thoroughfares in Los Angeles. That’s clear from the city’s skyline, which is marred by more than 10,000 billboards hawking items from cars to fast food and everything in between. Actually, Delgadillo is seeking more of a whack than a bite. He wants a new state law that would give him the “legal hammer” to smack down illegal billboards in the city. That hammer is to come in the form of Senate Bill 563, sponsored by state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas, which would allow local governments to order billboards removed after giving the companies time to amortize their costs. The bill also would fix current law that allows illegal billboards to remain in place if the city takes more than five years to identify and cite them. LOS Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo is about as unlikely a candidate for Battler of Billboard Blight as they come. This is the man, after all, who got elected to his current office in 2001 largely thanks to more than $400,000 worth of donated billboard advertising. Remember when ROCKY was everywhere? And just in the past year he was criticized for settling a billboard lawsuit rather than fighting it. Still, if he’s got the urge to bite the hand that once fed him – the wealthy billboard industry that he says “ignores our laws” – then more power to him. The city’s elected representatives have for too long let the billboard companies push them around, perhaps because they contribute so handsomely to their campaigns and hire well-connected lobbyists who operate so freely in the back rooms of City Hall. They passed a law in 1980 to phase out billboards along a stretch of Wilshire Boulevard. More than a quarter-decade later, billboards still line the street. And billboard companies know they can flaunt the laws with impunity, which explains clearly how inappropriate billboards in residential front yards are a not-uncommon sight in Los Angeles. With an eye toward a future political campaign, Delgadillo could well be using his billboard-whacking ploy as an attention-getting stunt. The test will be his ability to marshal political support for his effort.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

Man United’s £40m escape! Five midfielders big spending Van Gaal can target in January

first_img 6 2. Nigel de Jong: Milan – There were rumours of a transfer deadline move from Man United for the 29-year-old Dutch destroyer, but nothing materialised. His contract runs out in 2015, so he could be an absolute steal for Lousi van Gaal if they were to approach the player in January providing rumours of him on the verge of renewing his current deal are false. It would upset a few fans at the Etihad, too, given his City links… 5. Morgan Schneiderlin: Southampton – Arsenal and Tottenham were keen on the France and Southampton midfielder, but Schneiderlin was denied a transfer in the recent window. His form last season earned him a World Cup spot and the feeling is that he will not remain a Southampton player for much longer. 1. Joao Moutinho: Monaco – It looks like Monaco are willing to do business having sold key man James Rodriguez and letting goal machine Radamel Falcao join United on loan. So will midfielder Moutinho push through a transfer? He tackles, displays great awareness, passes wonderfully and his agent, Jorge Mendes, also engineered Falcao’s and Angel di Maria’s moves. 6 6 4. William Carvalho: Sporting – He stayed in Lisbon in the end and despite Sporting reportedly offering Carvalho a new and improved contract, the rumour is that he is not keen to sign. If the 22-year-old does put pen to paper, though, his £24m valuation is likely to be considerably higher. Nani is already on loan, so could they tempt the Portuguese club into giving them Carvalho by dangling another United player in front of them and pip Arsenal to his signing? Not pursuing Arturo Vidal looks to have been smart business from Man United.The Juventus midfielder was forced out of a Chile training session after aggravating his dodgy knee, with another target, Marco Verratti, apparently set to spurn Old Trafford for a new PSG contract.There are rumours United will spend again in the next transfer window, so talkSPORT looked at five great alternatives to long term target Vidal.Click the arrow to see the players and let us know if you think we have left anyone out.Where do you think Man United should strengthen in January? 3. Kevin Strootman: Roma – This looks the most likely at the moment, though a lot can change between now and January. Strootman is still recovering from a knee injury sustained in March that left his World Cup hopes in ruins. However, Dutch football correspondent Marcel van der Kraan told talkSPORT he and his fellow journalists are convinced Van Gaal will approach Roma in January to discuss a deal, while revealing Strootman has changed agent and now has the same representation as Robin van Persie. Check out the midfielder in action here. 6 6 6 Did Man United dodge a bullet with £40m-rated Vidal? Click the arrow to see the midfielders they can target in January to help further increase the strength of Van Gaal’s team – Vidal has injured his dodgy knee again, which is bad news for him, but will leave United perhaps feeling they were lucky not to have signed the Juventus star this summer. The Red Devils still need to strengthen in midfield, though, so who can they target in the January window? Click to find out! last_img read more

Stars AFCON last 16 hopes quashed by Benin

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga gestures during the Africa Cup of Nations clash against Senegal in Cairo on July 1, 2019CAIRO, Egypt, Jul 2- Kenya’s hopes of progressing to the round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations fell flat on Tuesday night after Cameroon failed to pick maximum points against Benin with the two sides playing to a 0-0 draw in Ismailia.Te result meant Benin move to three points and with a better goal difference pip Kenya to the fourth spot among the third placed teams with Kenya dropping to fifth, something that effectively ends their dream of a last 16 slot. Benin will qualify for the last 16 as the last third placed team if Angola and Mauritania fail to pick maximum points in their matches later Tuesday night.Cameroon meanwhile went through as second placed and will play Nigeria in the round of 16 in Alexandria on Saturday with Ghana going through as group winners with a 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau.They will face the runner up in Group E in the round of 16.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Runners hitting the trails

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card SANTA BARBARA – It was 5 p.m. The gym was loud, crowded and smelled like sweat. With her running shoes laced up and towel draped over her right shoulder, Jaime Eschette tried to be patient. She had already stretched and warmed up, but a quality, stress-free workout was now in question. She had no idea how long she would have to wait for an open machine. Others soon joined the wait. At 27, Eschette, the public-relations director for TEVA – a leading provider of running shoes – is an outdoor junkie. She trains for marathons, exercises habitually and always has loved the outdoors. And crowds at the gym are a major turn-off. “I don’t like running in a gym,” Eschette said. “I think it’s boring. I think it’s flat. I want to feel like I accomplish something, and I don’t feel like I’ve done that after I work out in gym. “The only time I go is if I waited too late, and it’s dark. You are staring at a TV that bounces up and down while you are looking at it. Plus, I think you get a better workout on the trail. To a certain degree, a machine does a lot of work for you. It feels kind of silly to work out in an environment that was made for running, but you are doing it on a machine. Why hop on a machine when you can run on a trail.” Eschette is among hundreds of thousands of runners across the U.S. and around the globe that in the past decade have left the gym and headed for the hills. Trail-running has become a major sport – reports claim a 25 percent growth in U.S. participants since 1998, to 6.49 million – and it’s gaining popularity as time spent outdoors becomes more valuable. Trail-runners – the shoes – are growing in popularity. Nearly every major shoe company has designed a model ideal for running on dirt and through mud, snow, water and over rocks. “People don’t want to run on the streets,” Eschette said. “With the new interest in the outdoors, it’s getting people off the streets and on the trail. It’s easier for your knees as well. Plus, the scenery is great. I love being out in the outdoors. It’s more serene, quiet and peaceful. You definitely feel like you aren’t in the office.” TEVA, Brooks, Asics, Merrell, Asolo, Salomon and nearly every shoe company that designs running shoes, hiking boots and other footwear is catering to trail-runners. “We are focusing on trail running and are really committed to it. It’s something we are really excited about,” Eschette said. “I think people are looking for something different. They are looking to get away from the city. “I ran this weekend, and I had to run eight miles to train for a marathon. Every few miles I have to stop, wait for a car to go by or wait at a light. It’s hard to get into your groove when you do that, but when you are on a trail, you can just go and don’t have all these obstacles.” Traditional running shoes work well on pavement, concrete, some dirt and tracks, but they don’t offer what aids runners on trails. “You are going to be a lot more comfortable in a trail-running shoe, but it does depend on the degree of the trail you are running,” Eschette explained. “There’s a lot of flat, straight and well-groomed trails out there, but as you graduate to tougher trails, you’ll need a better shoe. They have to be made to help you get through the technical spots on the trail, just like climbing gear helps you on your climb.” Is it really necessary for runners to purchase a pair of trail-runners? Mary Schoenborn, product development systems manager for Wolverine World Wide’s Outdoor Group, which includes Merrell and Sebago, says yes. “Trail-running has been a growing category since probably the mid-1990s,” she said. “Now many hikers are using trail-running shoes also to reduce weight, improve foot comfort and move faster on the trails. Trail shoes generally have better traction and stability for running or walking on rough, uneven surfaces. “They are also slightly lower to the ground and may have less cushioning, because the trail surface is not as hard as paved roads. The lower-profile design also gives more stability.” Trail-runners are more valuable than one might think, Asolo’s Jason Stadler says. “Almost all running shoes use an EVA midsole with some pockets for cushioning and shock management,” he said. “However, what they lack for trail running is the necessary protection that is needed while crossing miles of uneven, rock-covered, root-strewn trails. For this reason, trail-running shoes often incorporate a lightweight shank that manages these conditions while still providing proper flex for running. “The shoes also are typically gripped with more aggressive outsoles for varied conditions, whether it be dry/dusty, mud/slop, snow/wet. … Higher-cut trail shoes are also making a presence due to their ability to protect ankle twists.” As with running shoes, water sandals and hiking boots, trail-runners continue to evolve and improve. “I think we approach it the same way we do road-running shoes,” said Trip Allen, vice president of footwear design for Brooks Sports. “Weight is always going to be important. We’ll do whatever we can do shave weight so long as the shoe doesn’t lose its integrity for other needs. “For a number of years, trail-runners were like SUVs for the feet. We wanted to make the shoe more adaptable for the trail. I think, in general, trail-runners want a shoe that’s flexible, but still can provide comfort, so you don’t have the rocks bruising your foot.” Shaving weight yet maintaining stability and comfort is the goal of most trail-running manufacturers. And the rugged, lightweight shoes also double as everyday shoes. “Interestingly, another potential catalyst for the growth in this category was the market’s go-light mentality that started several years back,” Stadler said. “Weekend adventurers and snowshoers, for example, can now use these products because of their design. … They can, and do, serve as multipurpose footwear.” Chris Shaffer covers the outdoors for the Daily News. He can be reached at 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

Around Whittier

first_imgLA HABRA – Sonora High School students were evacuated for nearly four hours after school officials received a bomb threat at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, possibly from a message sent over a teletypewriter (TTY), a device that allows the deaf to communicate over phone lines, authorities said. Cindy Knapp of the La Habra Police Department told NBC4 the message may have been sent from a TTY machine. School personnel searched the campus for an hour and found a suspicious duffel bag. They then called in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad, which investigated the bag. At 11 a.m., students were allowed to re-enter the school after it was deemed the bag was harmless. “There was nothing threatening in the bag,” said Principal Rich Petersen. “It was student materials. Things a student would bring to school.” Murder suspects due in court LOS ANGELES – A judge has set a pretrial motion conference for two men charged with the beating death of an 81-year-old man and his 79-year-old wife in their La Habra Heights home in 2001. Prosecutors and defending attorneys on Feb. 24 at Los Angeles Superior Court are scheduled to discuss murder charges against Theodore Shove, 53, and Lewis Hardin, 33. Hardin and Shove are accused of beating to death and robbing Hubert and Elizabeth Ann Souther. Super Bowl party at Activity Center LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Activity Center will host a free Super Bowl party at 3 p.m. Sunday 13810 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. The event will feature a 61-inch screen television and include snacks and refreshments. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Photo contest invites entries LA MIRADA – Entries are being accepted for the city’s Winter 2006 photo contest. The deadline is Thursday. Professional and amateur photographers of all ages are eligible. All pictures must be taken within La Mirada city limits. Contestants must fill out an entry form and waiver and may submit up to three photos in the categories of people, public places or nature. Photographs will be accepted in black and white or color and cannot be smaller than 4-by-6 inches or larger than 8-by-10 inches. Awards will include tickets to the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts, community services gift certificates and prizes donated by local businesses. For information, call (562) 943-0131. Hearing aids topic of hospital lecture WHITTIER – A lecture on purchasing the right kind of hearing aid will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Flo and Frank L. Scott Conference Center at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd. Mary Ann Gilbert will discuss hearing aids. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended. For more information, or to make a reservation, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444. Chamber to hear from city manager LA MIRADA – City Manager Andrea Travis will speak at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Holiday Inn Select, 14299 Firestone Blvd. Cost is $20 per person. Those wish to attend but not have lunch should arrive at noon to hear the presentation for free. For reservations and more information, call the chamber, (562) 907-1970 or visit – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want 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