Three straight for St Jago

first_imgKINGSTON:St Jago High School scored an emphatic 3.5-0.5 win over Campion College in the final round of the PCJ Group National Schools Chess Championships, to secure the national title for the third consecutive year.After a draw in their round three match, both St Jago A and Calabar High went into the final round tied for the lead with five points each. As a result, both teams needed an outright win to stay on course for the title.With their feet to the fire, Calabar could only manage a 2-2 draw against St Jago B, which left the door wide open for St Jago A, who made no mistake in dispatching Campion College. This left St Jago A alone atop the standings with seven points.Decarteret College took second place on tiebreaker over Calabar, St Jago B and St Catherine A, as each school ended with six points.Individual category prizes were awarded to the zone champions, Mannings High, Glenmuir High, Wolmer’s Boys’, Ardenne High and St Jago High, while Excelsior High’s girls and Wolmer’s Girls were adjudged best female teams.National Master Shreyas Smith and Malik Curiah, both of Calabar, took home the awards for Best Boards one and two, respectively, Glenmuir’s Wayne March was the Best Board three, Best Board four went to St Jago’s Akeem Brown, and the Best Reserve was Tajae Morgan, also of St Jago. St Jago’s coach, National Master Mikhail Solomon, was adjudged the Best Coach.”The 2016 National Schools Chess Competition was efficiently run by the organisers and well contested by the competitors, and we commend the Jamaica Chess Federation for their efforts to engage students across the country in this beneficial sport,” said Camille Taylor, manager, information and corporate affairs of title sponsors Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica.last_img read more

Thiago strike helps Bayern past 10-man Anderlecht

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s striker Thomas Mueller (C) vies for the ball with Anderlecht’s defender Olivier Deschat (L) and Anderlecht’s forward Alecandru Chipciu during the Champions League group B match September 12, 2017 © AFP / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNMUNICH, Germany, Sep 13 – Thiago Alcantara’s second-half strike helped an underwhelming Bayern Munich see off 10-man Anderlecht 3-0 in their opening Champions League group match on Tuesday.After Robert Lewandowski converted an early penalty, Thiago turned the tie decisively Bayern’s way before Joshua Kimmich grabbed a late third at a sold-out Allianz Arena. However, despite playing nearly 80 minutes with the numerical advantage following Sven Kums’s early dismissal, this was not a convincing display by Bayern against a limited Anderlecht side.“We should have capitalised,” rued Kimmich.“In the end, Anderlecht had a few chances to equalise, and they shouldn’t even have been close.“With the extra man, we should have done more.”Arjen Robben agreed that Bayern should have been more clinical.“There was no tempo to our game – we needed to show a bit more desire,” said the Dutch winger.“The crowd deserved more, we have to give more. We should have finished them when they had a man sent off.”The Bavarians need an improved performance at big-spending Paris Saint-Germain, who routed Celtic 5-0 in Glasgow, in a fortnight.The Bayern-PSG tie at the Parc de Princes is likely to set the tone in Group B.Head coach Carlo Ancelotti reacted to Bayern’s shock 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim by dropping Thomas Mueller and giving new signing James Rodriguez his first start in the attacking midfielder role.Veteran wingers Robben and Franck Ribery, who both started on the bench in Hoffenheim, returned to the starting line-up.Thiago moved back into defensive midfield alongside France international Corentin Tolisso.Bayern seized the initiative after just 12 minutes when Anderlecht shot themselves in the foot.Tolisso’s pass put Lewandowski away and Anderlecht defender Kums pulled the Poland striker down in the area when he was through on goal.Referee Paolo Tagliavento dismissed Kums and Lewandowski sent Belgian goalkeeper Matz Sels the wrong way to convert the penalty.Bayern Munich’s forward Robert Lewandowski (C) scores the penalty for the first goal during the Champions League group B match against Anderlecht September 12, 2017 © AFP / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNDespite having the numerical advantage and enjoying 76 percent possession, Bayern took their foot off the gas after going ahead.Anderlecht should have drawn level just before the break when midfielder Nicolae Stanciu fired wide after Leander Dendoncker had charged unchecked down the wing.Another great chance fell to the Belgians early in the second half when striker Lukasz Teodorczyk opened up space for right-back Alexandru Chipciu, who hit the post.Robben then forced Sels into a good save as Bayern applied some pressure.The second goal arrived when Kimmich’s cross from the right was met by Thiago in the middle, who fired past Sels on 65 minutes.Bayern centre-back Niklas Suele headed into the Anderlecht net two minutes later, but Tagliavento disallowed the goal after spotting a push from the home side.With 15 minutes left, Germany defender Jerome Boateng came on for his first appearance of the season after injury, while Mueller came on for Ribery to the Frenchman’s clear disgust.Mueller can now claim 10 consecutive years of playing Champions League football for Bayern.Only fellow Bayern legends Ribery, Mehmet Scholl and Oliver Kahn have also played a decade of top-level European football for the club.With the 90 minutes up, Boateng’s pass through the defence put Kimmich away to roll his shot into the Anderlecht goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Premier League strikers ranked: Top five marksmen revealed

first_img 2. Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – Vardy set a Premier League record for scoring goals in 11 consecutive games earlier in the season and has kept Leicester at the top of the table. 5 Sergio Aguero’s 23 Premier League goals have kept Man City in the hunt for a top four finish, while Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy have ensured the battle for the title remains lively.Kane, who missed out on the Players’ Player of the Year gong, has top scored so far with 24 goals and Vardy is on 22, but what about Marcus Rashford’s contribution to Man United since his breakthrough after his debut in February?Click the arrow above, right, to see which striker ranks at no.1 and let us know if you agree or think someone else deserves to be there.All stats are correct as of 25/04/16.BEST GOALKEEPERS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE THIS SEASON 3. Sergio Aguero (Man City) – Aguero’s 23 goals are keeping City in with a chance of finishing in the Premier League top four, while he could yet help them reach the Champions League final. 4. Marcus Rashford (Man United) – Rashford’s impact at United cannot be underestimated. The teenager has scored seven goals in 14 games and four in eight Premier League matches to keep the club in the hunt for a top four place. 5 1. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – Kane is on course to win the Golden Boot award having scored 24 times in the Premier League. He could also be leading the line for England at Euro 2016 5. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – click the arrow above, right, to see which striker ranks at no.1 – In a tough season for Everton, 22-year-old Lukaku has done what he can, scoring 18 Premier League goals and firing them to an FA Cup semi-final place. Only four players have scored more club goals before the age of 23: Ronaldo, Raul, Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero. 5 5 5last_img read more

ANIMAL-LOVERS WANT TO ERECT STATUE TO DEAD DONKEY IN FANAD

first_imgShocked animal lovers have started an online campaign to erect a statue in memory of a donkey starved to death in Donegal.The heart-wrenching story of Bobby the donkey has shocked the public.He was found starving and wasting away in a bed of mud in sheds beside Fanad Lighthouse a few days ago. Members of the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary rescued the terrified creature but he died a short time later at the sanctuary in Raphoe.Now people who have heard of Bobby’s horrific plight want to erect a statue in Fanad to remind people of the suffering being inflicted on animals across Donegal on a daily basis.The Justice For Bobby Campaign is being supported by the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary.A spokesman said “Bobby and his companion suffered in silent hope as the Atlantic storms battered their frail little bodies. “We want to erect a memorial in Fanad to this little donkey in the hope that he will be the animal that will turn the tide and bring change.“When tourists visit this beautiful part of Donegal, they will be forever reminded of this little animal and his suffering and how he did not die in vain,” he said.The group also want to gather as many signatures as possible calling for a stop to animal cruelty once and for all.The petition will be taken by donkey and cart and delivered to the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney at Leinster House.“We wish to see changes in the law that will make people accountable for their actions,” added the spokesman. ANIMAL-LOVERS WANT TO ERECT STATUE TO DEAD DONKEY IN FANAD was last modified: January 3rd, 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

DONEGAL PLUMBERS GUILTY OF ASSAULT ON TAXI MAN

first_imgTWO men from Co Donegal have admitted hitting a taxi driver several times after a row over a fare.Ciaran Kilgannon (20), an apprentice plumber of Ernedale Heights, Ballyshannon and Stephen Sheerin (29), a plumber, of Kildoney, Ballyshannon were charged with public disorder and assault on a Mr Olabe, the taximan in Dundalk, Co Louth.Inspector Martin Beggy said that Mr Olabe had tried to recover his correct fare for the men who were in Louth because of work. A scuffle had broken out and he had to leave the area of the house where the men were staying.He had been followed and struck several times. Both defendants were “extremely drunk”, he said. The driver had cuts and bruises and was taken to hospital.Solicitor Roger McGinley said the men had been in Dundalk in the course of their work and had been staying at the guesthouse for a number of nights.They had gone into town at 10pm and returned at 3am but had got into “an unfortunate dispute” with the driver. He believed their behaviour was “totally uncharacteristic.”Judge Flann Brennan put the case back to October 17 so that an offer of compensation could be made to the taxi driver.DONEGAL PLUMBERS GUILTY OF ASSAULT ON TAXI MAN was last modified: June 28th, 2012 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)last_img read more

End of an era! Roma confirm Francesco Totti to retire at age of 40

first_imgRoma legend Francesco Totti will retire from playing at the end of the season, the club’s new director of football Monchi has announced.The 40-year-old. who has scored 250 goals in more than 600 appearances for the capital club, is to take on a new non-playing role.Speaking as he was presented to the press, Monchi said: “In terms of Totti, I already knew that there was an agreement with the club that this would be his final year as a player, then he’d start as a director.“Francesco is Roma, I want to be as close to him as possible. I’d love to learn even one per cent of the huge amount that he knows,” Monchi added in quotes reported by several media.Totti’s current contract runs until the end of the season, when he will bring down the curtain on a career which has seen him play senior football for just one club.He has won two Serie A titles, as well as the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa on two occasions each during his 24 years with Roma.Appearing for his country at all levels from under-15, Totti scored nine goals in 58 senior appearances for Italy before his retirement from international football in 2006 after winning the World Cup. 1 Francesco Totti salutes the Roma fans last_img read more

Victor Moses retires from Nigerian international football to focus on Chelsea

first_imgVictor Moses has retired from international football at the age of just 27.The Nigerian winger/wing-back announced his decision on Wednesday, having had a few months to reflect on the country’s World Cup campaign. 3 Moses won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2016/17 3 Moses represented his nation at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups Nigeria claimed the African Cup of Nations in 2013 center_img He released the following statement on Twitter:“I would like to announced that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football.“I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime. Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country.“However I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars the opportunity to step up and to flourish. Nigeria were eliminated at the group stage in Russia after a late Marcos Rojo winner saw Argentina beat them 2-1 in their third and final match. Moses scored his country’s equaliser in that game.Earlier in his international career, he played an important role as the Super Eagles won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and made it to the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup. 3 “We are blessed as a nation to have so many exciting young players coming through and now is their time.“I have already spoken to the manager by telephone and would like to say thank you to him and his staff, the NFF and all of my teammates for all of their support over the years.“Most importantly I would like to say thank you to the Nigerian people for believing in me and supporting me over the years. It’s meant the world to me and my family and I will always be a proud Nigerian supporting the team.“Thank you for the memories and good luck to the team for the future.”last_img read more

Los Osos transfers the power

first_img It showed. And when Rancho Cucamonga (4-2, 0-1) put more defenders in the box to slow the run, the pass was often wide open. Quarterback Mike Anderson completed 10-of-15 passes for 195 yards, while Hogan was also 2-for-2 on halfback passes, including a 25-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to Ryan Carter. Rancho Cucamonga offensively had some success throwing the ball as Josh Fellhauer threw for 322 yards. But he completed only 17-of-36 passes, and the Cougars ran for only 67 yards. Los Osos jumped on top quickly, leading 10-0 after a quarter on a Chase 48-yard run and a Jared Gross 26-yard field goal. Rancho Cucamonga got its offense going in the second quarter and had a chance for some momentum going into the half. Los Osos led 24-14, but Rancho Cucamonga drove from its own 20 to the Grizzlies’ 37 in the final minute of the first half. But Fellhauer’s pass on fourth-and-2 fell incomplete with 34.1 seconds to play. In the second half, the Grizzlies kept Rancho Cucamonga at bay, but it the Cougars had a chance for a comeback, trailing 31-21 entering the fourth. That glimmer of hope didn’t last long. Hogan opened the fourth quarter with a 30-yard touchdown run. A shotgun snap went errantly by Fellhauer on Rancho Cucamonga’s next possession and the Grizzlies put the game out of reach with Hogan’s touchdown pass. “People said we haven’t played anyone, but we’re a pretty good team,” Martinez said. Only three of the transfers played for Rancho Cucamonga. Top recruit Devon Ross was “unavailable” according to Van Duin. He said it was not an injury and Van Duin said he is expected back next week. Of the other three, Deon Ford had the biggest impact, catching six passes for 133 yards. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the first game between the schools since four players transferred from Los Osos to Rancho Cucamonga, Los Osos racked up 481 yards of total offense and routed Rancho Cucamonga 52-21, spoiling Rancho Cucamonga’s homecoming Friday night in a Baseline League opener at Chaffey College. “The kids did a great job. This was the best week of practice we’ve had,” a smiling Los Osos coach Tom Martinez said afterward. RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Transfers? Apparently Los Osos didn’t need them. center_img Martinez didn’t want to focus on the transfers, but when asked if it became a rallying cry for the players, he said, “I’m sure it did.” Rancho Cucamonga coach Chris Van Duin understood why the transfers might have motivated Los Osos. “It usually does,” he said. The players left behind at Los Osos (5-1 overall, 1-0 league) looked like they were pretty good, too. Running backs Jared Hogan (107 yards) and Mark Chase (87 yards) keyed a running attack that the Cougars had lots of trouble slowing down. “Our offensive line did a great job, and so did our two backs,” Martinez said. “We worked a lot on that.” last_img read more

Dream eye return to winning ways as Yeak takes on tricky Typhoon

first_img Tags: DreamEnock SsebagalaFutsal Super LeagueParkShaffik AvemahtopYeak Kabowa Dream (Blue) have not won in the last five games. (file photo)Fustal Super League International Futsal Courts, MengoThursday, 25-04-2019-Park vs Nomads @6pm-Crown vs Aidenal @7pm-Parakeets vs Mengo City @7pm-Dream vs Equator @8pm-Typhoon vs Yeak Kabowa @8pm-Kabowa United vs Bajim @9pm-Yap Stars vs Elephants @9pmMENGO – Dream will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Thursday, when they take on Equator in the Futsal Super League.The defending champions are currently on a five game winless run which has seen them drop into 6th on the log.With their last victory coming on 7th March in a 2-0 win over Mengo City, Dream know they need to pick form so as to finish as high on the standings as possible.In their last 5 games, they have drawn 3 and lost two with their only joy coming in a penalty shoot-out victory over Bajim, a fortnight ago.“We are desperate for a victory in the League as it has been a while since we won, said Dream Captain Jamal Muyingo.“We were supposed to be the team to beat this season but somehow we have failed to live up to the task.“We have six games to play and our target is to win all of them so that we finish in the best possible position.“Like the last few games have proved that no team is easy, we will give Equator the respect they deserve and hopefully defeat them in the end.Dream have won only 9 of their 20 games so far leaving them 16 points off the top of the table with almost no hope of retaining the title they won last season.For Equator, they are coming off a 12-5 loss to Yeak last week.The only positive for them is that they scored as many as 5 goals, which would have been good enough to win them three points on any other day.They start the day in 9th with 29 points from their first 20 games.As Dream and Equator do battle, leaders Yeak Kabowa will also be in action at the same time, taking on Typhoon.Currently enjoying a 4 point caution at the top of the standings, the Kabowa based side will be targeting three more points which will see them close in on the title.Scoring at will as eveident from the League high 109 goals they have so far scored this season, Yeak must be confident taking on a Typhhon side that has already conceded 58.In their last games, Yeak beat Equator 12-5 while Typhoon were 3-2 winners over Crown.Elsewhere, second placed Park will be hoping to stay in contention for this year’s league title when they take on Nomads in the day’s opening fixture at 6pm.The Iddi Babu led side have performed extremely well so far and it would be fair to say that they are only second because there is an exceptional team above them.Their 13 victories and 86 hoals scored can only be bettered by run-away leaders Yeak and with only four points seperating the two, Park will target doing their job and pray Yeak falters at some stage.“We are only two games behind them (Yeak) so we need to just keep on winning and see what happens. Says Babu ahead of Match-Day 21.“Against Nomads, we come up against a spirited side, one that is very much capable of causing an upset.“We all know how good they can get on a given day but we will not give them any chances.Nomad who start the day in 5th have been one of the most inconsistent sides in the League as they keep on blowing hot and cold.They will come into the game boosted by the 3-0 win over Parakeets last time out.In the other four day’s games, Crown takes on Aidenla, Parakeets entertain Mengo City, Kabowa United and Bajim do battle while Elephants lock horns with Yap Stars.Yeak’s Enock Ssebagala still leads the scoring charts with 36 goals, 3 ahead of teammate Shaffic Avemah.Comments last_img read more

Bundesliga: Dortmund hope to maintain surge up log as they travel away to Hoffenheim

first_img Tags: Borussia DortmundGerman BundesligaHoffenheimRB Leipzig Dortmund starts the day just four points off the top of the log. (PHOTO/Courtesy)After going three games minus victory around mid-November, Borussia Dortmund have steadily picked form lately.And with the other sides in the top five inconsistent, Lucien Favre’s side have gotten themselves back into the running for this season’s Bundesliga title.At the start of match-day 17, BVB sits 4th on the log, just four points off the top of the standings.Three victories and two draws in the past five games have seen Dortmund collect 11 points out of a possible 15, the third-best record in the division in that period.They drew 3-3 with RB Leipzig on Tuesday in a game that they will feel they let three vital points slip away as they at some point comfortably led 2-0.However, it could have been worse for them. A Leipzig victory could have put Dortmund seven points off the top, a situation that would have been disastrous for the Yellow and Blacks’ faithful.The front three of Jadon Sancho, Marco Rues and Thorgan Hazard have finally clicked and look unstoppable at the moment.The three have scored 13 times in the last five games, contributing over 75% of Dortmund’s goals in that period.If they can have a good day away to Hoffenheim on Friday night, three more points could be on-card for BVB who would, in turn, climb into third, just a point off top spot for at least 18 hours as Gladbach and Leipzig play on Saturday.However, it will not be an easy contest for Dortmund as they come up against a Hoffenheim side that returned to winning ways last time out.Alfred Schreuder’s side had gone four games without a victory prior to Tuesday as they picked just a point out of a possible 12.Then went on to beat Union Berlin 2-0 away from home and will surely be motivated for their home fixture on Friday.They will however have to be without the influential duo of Ishak Belfodil and Swiss international Steven Zubar.Dortmund too has injury concerns as Rues along with Sancho is doubtful while Axel Witsel, Marcelo Schmelzer and Tomas Delaney are ruled out.Last season, both of their meetings ended in draws with the reverse fixture at the PreZero Arena ending 1-1.This fixture has not produced an away victory in six years and Dortmund last triumphed on Hoffenheim tuff in December 2012.All the German Bundesliga match-day 17Friday, 20-12-2019-Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund @10:30pmSaturday, 21-12-2019-Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg-RB Leipzig vs Augsburg-Mainz O5 vs Bayer Leverkusen-Schalke O4 vs Freiburg-Koln vs Werder Bremen-Hertha Berlin vs Borussia MonchengladbachSunday, 22-12-2019-Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Union Berlin-Paderborn vs Eintrancht FrankfurtComments last_img read more