Reggae Boyz get analysis boost ahead of qualifiers

first_imgThe Reggae Boyz will now be able to better prepare themselves from a tactical perspective after receiving access to one of the world’s leading analysis software InStat, was provided by the Wisynco Group yesterday.The computer programme will allow coach Winfried Sch‰efer and his technical team to assess their rivals through the gathering of real-time information and statistics; fully analyse the performances of their own players in key areas; and present data, which will help in their overall preparation.The presentation, which was packaged for access to 10 games, took place at the Jamaica Football Federation’s New Kingston secretariat yesterday.The software will immediately become available to the technical staff.The benefits of InStat’s services include the ability to look on the team’s past performances, as well as to study key players and what impact they have on the team’s playing system.It will also provide full reports on each players, including how many tackles and passes are attempted and completed successfully and distance covered, among other things important to statistical values.FranÁois Chalifour, director of marketing for the Wisynco Group, was on hand to make the presentation yesterday.”It’s impossible to reach the levels of competitiveness that the Reggae Boyz need to have without the help of data that I am sure their competitors have. If we don’t have the same data that they have, we are already starting at a disadvantage, so we are very happy to be supporting the team with this,” he said.According to Chalifour, the boost comes at a good time ahead of the Reggae Boyz key World Cup qualifiers.”We should support the Reggae Boyz and see them beat Costa Rica later this month and then try to qualify for Russia,” he added.His organisation will be financing the programme for a total of 10 matches.Roy Simpson, Reggae Boyz team manager, credited Wisynco’s support, and in so doing, recalled that the software was used by the Boyz during the CONCACAF Gold Cup last year.”We used it to our advantage and we were able to scout every single team that we played, and from a tactical point, nullify whatever they were doing,” said Simpson.last_img read more

Kings’ Randolph arrested on pot charge at LA housing project

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Officers also arrested Stanley Walton, 43, on suspicion of carrying a gun as an ex-convict, Preciado said. She didn’t know if Walton has an attorney.Police recovered two guns, impounded two vehicles and seized narcotics, Preciado said.Randolph, a 16-year league veteran, spent eight seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies before signing with the Sacramento Kings in July. The Kings issued a statement Thursday saying the team was aware of the situation and would have no further comment at this time.The two-time NBA All-Star played for Michigan State University before being drafted in 2001 by the Portland Trail Blazers. Randolph also played for the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “The charges are false and misleading,” Randolph’s agent and attorney Raymond Brothers told The Associated Press on Thursday. “We’re looking at all options to resolve this matter.”Police on patrol observed a crowd drinking, smoking pot, blasting music and blocking streets at the Nickerson Gardens project in Watts, Preciado said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Officers called for backup when the crowd grew and people began throwing bottles and rocks.Five police cars and one sheriff’s vehicle ended up with smashed windows and slashed tires. No officers were hurt. LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Calisaan tows San Sebastian to rout of St. Benilde 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ FILE – In this April 27, 2017, file photo Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph warms up before an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Memphis, Tenn. Police say Randolph was arrested on a marijuana charge after several police cars were vandalized when a large gathering became unruly at a Los Angeles housing project on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Randolph was taken into custody on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to sell. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill,File)Veteran NBA forward Zach Randolph was arrested on a marijuana charge after several police cars were vandalized when a large gathering became unruly at a Los Angeles housing project, authorities said Thursday.Randolph, 36, was taken into custody late Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View commentslast_img read more

Newly-commissioned roundabout unveiled as “Clive Lloyd Drive”

first_imgThe newly-commissioned Vlissengen Road and Carifesta Avenue roundabout was on Monday officially declared the Clive Lloyd Drive following a special unveiling ceremony.The roundabout, which leads to the Rupert Craig Highway, saw the former Windies skipper and legend being honoured by members of his club, Demerara Cricket Club (DCC); Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Public Service, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green and sponsors from Top Brandz.DCC President Roger Harper, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green, sponsors from Top Brandz and others during the official unveiling of the Clive Lloyd roundaboutPermanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Public Service and Master of Ceremonies, Reginald Brotherson, believed that the move was ideal as it not only recognised the legend, but beautified the city in the process.Mayor Chase Green, while calling for the proper maintenance of the Boards, said the event was special as it helped to recognise an important figure in Guyana’s cricketing history.Lloyd, whose first Test was back in 1966 against India, was one of the top tier players of the golden age, winning the first-ever 50-Over World Cup in 1975. DCC President Roger Harper exalted the legendary batsman for his contribution to the sport, Guyana, and the world over.last_img read more

Work may start on recycling center by ’07

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “There are no viable candidates or bona fide alternatives that would have all the features of the property,” Tobin said. “After the court decision came through, we went through the process of considering (alternatives) but nothing even came close.” The Needham Ranch property is favored because it is near the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, distant from homes and commercial developments and offers room to grow along with Santa Clarita’s population, he said. The population could top 450,000 in 25 years, projections have shown. An earlier attempt to build the facility at the former Keysor-Century plastics plant was derailed by objections to at-grade railroad crossings that would be used by trash trucks, lodged by Metrolink and the Public Utility Commission. On Oct. 18, Santa Clarita planning commissioners approved Burrtec’s plan to build a 178,200-square-foot building on the eastern end of the property. The facility was expected to be the park’s first occupant. In November, the state Court of Appeal ruled a lower court had erred in approving the industrial park’s environmental impact report, calling a section describing water supply for the park inadequate. Senior planner Jeff Hogan said the water section of the report should be revised by the summer, and he hopes the court will have reviewed it by the fall. If the report is approved according to that rough schedule, Hogan said grading for the park could begin the following summer. A franchise agreement between the city and Burrtec said construction on the recycling center was to begin no later than Apr. 15, 2005, with an opening by Feb. 15. Pending the court’s decision, the groundbreaking was rescheduled to May 2 with an opening date 10 months hence, said Travis Lange, the city’s environmental services manager. “The court’s decision has superseded everything else,” Tobin said. In November, an attorney for the city downplayed the court ruling, characterizing it as a “fix-it” ticket. Mark Gates, developing Needham Ranch, has been working on the project for about 15 years. The 160-acre industrial park is planned on Sierra Highway, south of San Fernando Road, and would include light-industrial and commercial buildings on 580 acres. The undeveloped areas would consist of parkland, trails and open space dedicated to the city. The city has reserved the right to purchase the facility from Burrtec. The city was relying on the facility to help meet a state mandate to divert 50 percent of its trash from landfills by 2005. “Recycling does not end at the deadline of 2005, it goes on,” Lange said. “Each year we’re going to need to meet the 50 percent diversion. The need to reduce our dependence on landfills is going to continue.” Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255, 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Construction of a state-of-the-art recycling center – due to open this month in Santa Clarita but beset by delays – might get under way about mid-2007. The facility is expected to occupy a portion of the Needham Ranch business park planned on Sierra Highway, but a court decision that favored environmental groups over the developer has pushed back a scheduled Feb. 15 opening and has even blurred a formal construction start date. “You’d love to have everything fall into place without any problems arising, but life’s just not that way. If an issue comes up, you do your best to find out what is the appropriate response and keep on going,” said Chuck Tobin, development director for Burrtec Waste Industries, the city’s exclusive commercial waste hauler slated build the facility. While Burrtec has explored properties elsewhere in town, a preferred alternative has been elusive. last_img read more


first_imgA prominent Donegal-based Garda is now facing disciplinary action after being fined for using illegal green diesel.Ballyshannon-based Garda Liam Feeney was fined €2,500 and was named on the Revenue Commissioner’s defaulters’ list under the heading “misuse of marked oil.”It is now understood that Garda Feeney, who lives at Glenlower, Glencar, Co Sligo could be investigated by Garda top brass. Garda Feeney made no comment when asked about the matter.He is one of Donegal’s best known and highly-respected officers.He was praised for his role into the recent investigation into a 13 year old girl who claimed she had sex with 22 different men.Ends WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL GARDA FINED €2,500 FOR USING DODGY DIESEL was last modified: September 17th, 2011 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:Garda Liam Feeneygreen disellast_img read more


first_imgA large crowd have gathered on Ballyness Bay to help return the stranded Whales to the water. pic copyright nwnewspixBREAKING NEWS: After a successful rescue of a number of Pilot Whales off Falcarragh today, it now appears that the whales have once again beached.The whales were successfully guided back out to sea by local sailing operator Gareth Doherty from Gaoth Dobhair.However just an hour later the whales had returned to the shoreline and are now languishing in very shallow waters. Local county councillor Seamus O Domhnaill said local experts are now appealing to people to allow the whales to die in peace.“I have spoken to a number of people from the National Parks and Wilflife Service and we are of the opinion that the whales should be allowed to die.“Nobody wants to hear that but it would appear that they will continue to beach now.“Nobody wanted to hear that this morning and brave attempts made made to keep the animals alive. “But it now appears that those efforts were in vain and we should just allow them to die,” he said.Thousands of people have gathered at the shoreline at Ballyness Bay where the whales were first spotted by a jogger at 8am.Five of the animals have already died and the others are in shallow water after being temporarily ushered back out to sea.The National Parks and Wildlife Service are expected to make a decision on the disposal of the huge creatures tomorrow (TUES). HEARTACHE AS PILOT WHALES LOOK SET TO DIE AFTER BEACHING ONCE AGAIN was last modified: July 7th, 2014 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:Pilot Whaleslast_img read more

Picture Special: Over 300 start 2018 on the right foot at the Atlantic Drive 12K

first_imgThe annual Atlantic Drive 12km walk/run was another success this year, drawing a big crowd of people to the coast for a great cause.2018 is the 18th year of the event, which was all in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin. Some 250 walkers and 60 runners took part, setting off from the Singing Pub Downings at noon today. The participants returned to the bar afterwards for refreshments to celebrate their first big achievement of the year.Eleanor Mooney would like to thank all the supporters that attended and helped out in any way towards the fundraiser. See the photos below by Anne Claire Gallagher: Picture Special: Over 300 start 2018 on the right foot at the Atlantic Drive 12K was last modified: January 1st, 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) Tags:atlantic drive 12kDowningssponsored run/walkthe singing publast_img read more

Cathaoirleach congratulates Jason Black on “outstanding achievement”

first_imgCathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill congratulates Donegal man Jason Black on his outstanding achievement of reaching the summit of K2 on Sunday 22 July 2018.He said he was speaking on behalf of the elected members, management and staff of Donegal County Council.“I am absolutely thrilled for Jason, his family and his team. This is a remarkable achievement and something that has taken an unbelievable level of endurance and commitment. K2 is the world’s second highest summit and is regarded as being even more dangerous than Everest. “This was Jason’s second attempt to reach the K2 summit and this is a clear reflection of the man that he is and his commitment to succeed.“I wish Jason and his team a safe and successful descent and I look forward to seeing him back home in Donegal very soon.”Cathaoirleach congratulates Jason Black on “outstanding achievement” was last modified: July 23rd, 2018 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

Wisedale cracks seven summits

first_img20 February 2004Many people have stood looking down on Africa’s plains from the top of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. When South African Sean Wisedale summited Africa’s highest peak, however, he became only the 79th* climber of all time, and the first African, to have climbed the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.Wisedale climbed Mount Vinson in Antarctica in 1998, Aconcagua in South America in 2001, and North America’s Mount McKinley in 2002. Then, in the space of six months in 2003, he conquered three more, starting with the biggest and toughest: Mount Everest in Asia in May, Russia’s Mount Elbrus in August, and Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia in October*.[*Note: there is some controversy over which seven summits count as the seven – and accordingly over how many have climbed all seven. See more on this below.]Finally, at 8am on Thursday, Wisedale made it to the top of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, at 5 895 metres the highest freestanding mountain on earth.Speaking from the summit, Wisedale said: “The view from the top is awesome and it is a fantastic experience. It’s been a very cold night, but I’ve been striving to climb the seven summits for a big part of my life, and now I have done it. I can only thank God, Discovery [who sponsored Wisedale’s expedition] and my family for this achievement.”Although Kilimanjaro is not the most difficult ascent, physical and mental preparation is still important. Speaking before the climb, Wisedale said of Kilimanjaro: “Although it’s an accessible mountain, it’s still at high altitude, and no walk in the park.”John Reader, in his book “Kilimanjaro”, describes climbing Kilimanjaro as follows:“The climb is not difficult in mountaineering terms, you could say it is equivalent to scrambling up a staircase more than three kilometres long. Or you could say that it is equivalent to clambering up the side of nine Empire State Buildings laid end to end at about sixteen degrees.“But then at 4 710m, where the final ascent of Kilimanjaro begins, there is little more than half the density of oxygen which occurs on Manhattan or at the foot of most staircases. So, in effect, the aspiring climber attempts the equivalent of those feats with the equivalent of only one lung.“The result is agonising, there is no other word for it.”So close for Harris, DisneyWisedale is not the first South African to aim for the seven summits. In May last year, Alex Harris and Sean Disney were desperately unlucky not to bag their seventh when a long unbroken run of bad weather was the only thing that kept them from reaching the top of Everest.Wisedale was filming the Discovery Everest 2003 expedition, and was able to join another expedition crew for a last summit attempt after the rest of the South African team were finally forced to abandon their quest.On May 30, Wisedale conquered the tallest peak – and by far the most exacting in terms of time, expense and general logistics – immediately putting him at an advantage over Harris and Disney, who had needed only Everest to become the first South Africans to climb the seven summits.Which seven summits?To climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents is a challenge that mountaineers have aspired to since American Dick Bass first publicised the idea in his book “Seven Summits” in 1985 – although he climbed the Australian summit Kosciuszko instead of the higher, more difficult Carstensz Pyramid.Canadian Pat Morrow was the first to complete all seven summits with Carstensz in 1986. Four months later, the great Reinhold Messner followed suit.Since then, there has been controversy over which seven count as the seven – some arguing that Kosciuszko, the highest point in Australia, should be included; others arguing that Australia is really not a continent, but that Australasia is, and that Indonesia’s Carstensz should therefore be included.Two overlapping lists of climbers who have climbed the seven summits – the seven with Carstensz list, and the seven with Kosciuszko list – have thus developed. According to, there are currently (not including Wisedale) 78 names on the former list, and 82 on the latter. Taking overlaps into account, a total of 115 climbers (not including Wisedale) have climbed the seven summits … 45 of them having climbed all eight!Wisedale (who went the Carstensz route) said recently: “To be the first South African to have climbed all seven would be absolutely amazing … The odds of reaching the summit of any mountain are not in favour of the climber, and so to reach the summit of the highest on each continent would be a gift from God.”The seven summits (with Carstensz) are: Mt Everest, Asia, 8 850mMt Aconcagua, South America, 6 960mMt McKinley or Denali, North America, 6 194mMt Kilimanjaro, Africa, 5 895mMt Elbrus, Europe, 5 642mMt Vinson, Antarctica, 4 897mCarstensz Pyramid, Australasia 4 reporterlast_img read more

‘We can learn from Mandela’s life’

first_img19 July 2010President Jacob Zuma has urged South Africans to draw on the lessons of the life of former president Nelson Mandela and use this to better the lives of other people.Speaking at Mandela’s birthday celebrations in the Eastern Cape on Sunday, Zuma paid homage to a “true humanitarian” and called on fellow South Africans to take a leaf out of the 92-year-old Mandela’s book.One of the lessons Zuma outlined was the need for South Africans to continue working together to build the nation that Mandela envisaged.“The patriotism and unity that prevailed during the 2010 Fifa World Cup demonstrated to the world that this nation has a great future,” Zuma said.“We came very close if we did not fully achieve your dream, Tata, of one nation united in its diversity, celebrating its achievements and working together,” Zuma said.The “Madiba legacy” also encouraged African unity and solidarity, Zuma said, urging South Africans to continue in the spirit of African unity, love and friendship they had shown during the World Cup when they embraced African teams and their fans.“South Africa is an integral part of the African continent. Our future is intertwined with that of the African continent. Our government and people must, and will continue to work for the renewal and development of the continent,” he said.The President also encouraged South Africans to emulate Mandela by working hard to help people who are in need.Singling out Mandela’s vigorous charity work, even after he had retired from office, Zuma called on the government and citizens to follow suit by working together to speed up change in the country.Zuma urged South Africans to share Mandela’s concern for children by making a commitment to ensure that every child had an education and that the country was safer and a more loving place for them in live in.“Let us also join forces to make education a real apex priority for this nation. All our goals will be achieved in the long-term if we invest in education with all human and material resources.”Zuma called on South Africans to support the 1Goal Education for All Campaign by informing authorities about children in their neighbourhoods who were not attending school.The President said Mandela’s birthday was a wonderful occasion that united the world and South Africa in celebrating the life of a selfless leader“The 67 years of active contribution to a better South Africa has been recognised by the United Nations and is being celebrated as Mandela Day for the first time this year. We thank the world for never ceasing to recognise the successes of this nation.”Zuma also acknowledged those who had taken 67 minutes to do something positive for the country, the poor or the vulnerable.He paid tribute to the role Mandela played when he became president of the country in 1994. “Tata helped us to internalise that we are one nation, united in our diversity. He taught us to overcome hatred and embrace reconciliation.”Mandela had provided direction and laid down a solid legacy for all South Africans. “In honour of President Nelson Mandela, our actions going forward, should speak louder than any words of praise we may seek for ourselves.”Zuma wished Mandela a happy birthday on behalf of the whole of South Africa, thanking the former President for the supreme sacrifice he had made in his quest for freedom and justice.As part of the celebrations in the Eastern Cape, the President officially opened the Mvezo Multi-purpose Centre and revealed that renovations to the Mvevo Junior Secondary School were nearing completion.Celebrations for the Mandela’s birthday are expected to continue this week with members of Parliament and the Eastern Cape Provincial government visiting schools, embarking on environmental awareness campaign and an anti-child trafficking seminar; fencing of Heritage sites; and renovating the Mvezo dipping tank.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more