GOALS HARD TO COME BY Portmore have found goals hard to come by lately. After netting five in their first three, they’ve only managed two in their last five. However, the former winners have continued to keep things tight and just need to sort out their goalscoring issues. Usually, when Boys’ Town and Waterhouse meet it is a top-table clash, but not so this season. Waterhouse are currently in the relegation zone, in 11th on seven points, with two wins from eight games. Boys’ Town are two points better and two places higher with the same number of wins from as many matches. The season looks bleak for both teams, so they have all to play for. Things are going downhill fast for Cavalier, who are winless in five and have slipped from third to 10th. They will have a tough task halting their losing slide against fifth-place Humble Lion. A point separates sixth-place Tivoli and eighth-place Rivoli, and both are keen to return to winning ways. Reno will start favourites against UWI, but the home team cannot be underestimated. Buoyed by their first win in four games, after beating Rivoli 1-0 last Monday, Harbour View will look to take advantage of Portmore United’s recent slump to make further strides up the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) table when the teams meet at Juici Patties field today at 3 p.m. In other games, Cavalier play Humble Lion at Stadium East, Rivoli entertain Tivoli at Prison Oval, Waterhouse take on Boys’ Town at Drewsland, and UWI host Reno at UWI Bowl. All games will start at 3 p.m., except the Cavalier-Humble Lion encounter which begins at 5 p.m. Montego Bay United will host Arnett Gardens in tomorrow night’s live game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. Since beating Waterhouse in round four, Harbour View had to wait five rounds before tasting victory. The points lifted the east Kingston club two places up to seventh, and they will fancy getting a result against Portmore, who have drawn their last three.
Tomorrow’s game: – 8:40 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Humble Lion – Anthony Spaulding Complex Today’s Games: “It has to change. We had a good game against Montego Bay on Monday last and should have won. “The fact is that we are on our way up. The last five games we only lost one, a contentious game against Arnett Gardens, and the five games before, we lost four and drew one so our record bears that out,” Speid explained. Rivoli United, despite their position on the table, are a competitive unit and can get the better of any team in the league on their day. They are capable of scoring goals and with Cory Burke, the second leading scorer in the league on nine, they have a player who will cause problems for any team. A major weak point for Rivoli is the number of goals they concede. Their 19 goals conceded are only better than the promoted UWI FC and Boys’ Town, who struggled at the start of the season. This situation could benefit Cavalier’s leading scorer, Chevone Marsh. A place above the relegation zone is not where Rudolph Speid, coach of Cavalier, thought his team would have been at this stage of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), and this could get worse if they achieve any other result but win when they play away at bottom of the table Rivoli United. Blessed with talent but plagued by injuries, Cavalier will have to go against their season form book to affect their fortunes positively. “We have issues. There are injuries and other things, but I think we are getting over them, but one of the things we have to be aware of going into this game is that we tend to play well against the better teams and have bad results against teams below us. So based on our record, it is going to be a difficult game,” said Speid, summing up his team’s situation. Add to that the fact that Cavalier have not won a single away game this season and the reasons for Cavalier to worry increase. Speid, however, puts a positive spin on things. -3 p.m: Montego Bay United vs Boys’ Town – Wespow Park – 3 p.m: Portmore United vs UWI FC – Juici Park, Clarendon – 3 p.m: Rivoli vs Cavalier – Drax Hall, St Ann – 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs Reno – Edward Seaga Stadium – 3 p.m: Waterhouse vs Harbour View – Drewsland Stadium POSITIVE SPIN
FRANKENSTORM, dropping down to classes for today’s Millard Ziadie Memorial Cup feature (claiming $350,000-$300,000 over 1100 metres), is tipped to resume winning ways in a competitive field of 11.Trained by Wilfred Chin, the six-year-old bay gelding, by Outrigger out of Seeking Lil, went out of his league on February 13 (claiming $500,000). He could only manage fifth to DWAYNE STAR in a fast-run round-five race.Although finishing 15 lengths fifth, FRANKENSTORM – having missed the break – recovered to straighten third on the heels of the leaders, RUNJOHNNY RUN and FORTUNENEHUNDRED, before gradually weakening.A fortnight before that, FRANKENSTORM chased home subsequent winner UNBREAKABLE over the straight, a race in which he galloped past the furlong pole just the leader before the winner came on the scene.That performance was on a $400,000 claiming tag. Considering he won back-to-back races last November and also won three consecutive races from August to October last year, speaks volumes for his insatiable appetite to win.Running on a $325,000 tag, FRANKENSTORM looks a good thing from his convenient mark of 53.0kg, thanks to smart apprentice Bebeto Harvey’s 3.0kg claim.FRANKENSTORM has good speed and, under these favourable conditions, should stave off hat-trick seeker DI COBRE and UNGLE G, who is up in class following a runaway win over the distance on February 13.Other firm fancies on the 10-race programme are LEGENDARY PLEASURE in the second race, 1500 metres; LEGAL ACCOUNT (working well) to rebound in the fifth over the straight; the lightly raced but promising three-year-old MEGATRON to stave off MACALLAN in the sixth; and MAN IN BLUE to get it right in the nightcap.
KINGSTON: THE Kingston Waterfront will be transformed for the 2016 staging of the Jamaica Cycling Federation (JCF) Kingston Criterium today as parts of Orange Street, Port Royal Street and Ocean Boulevard will comprise the closed-circuit road race event. With national and regional champion Marloe Rodman and former national cyclist Oneil Samuels among the entrants cycling fans are in for a real showpiece. Action is scheduled to get under way at 1 p.m., with the featured events slated for a 3:30 p.m. start. Registration will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kirk Finnikin, president of the JCF, hopes to use the event as a catalyst to rejuvenate local cycling. “It is going to be a cracker. This form of cycling is one of the most exciting and I believe we have everything in place to execute a professionally done event come Sunday,” said Finnikin. “The riders have been buzzing and are anxiously waiting to get out there as the circuit is one of the best in terms of the quality of the roads. This is our first major event of 2016 and we believe it has all the right ingredients to generate enough excitement and interest to spill over into other cycling events for the remainder of the year and beyond,” he added. The JCF’s mission is to restore cycling as a premier sporting activity and has been using 2014 Commonwealth Games representative, Rodman, as the flag bearer. This year, Maliek Byndloss will be looking to fly the flag in his pursuits to represent Jamaica at the Rio Olympics. Byndloss is the current BMX national champion and is considered to be among the world’s elite in the BMX category. The Kingston Criterium itself is a closed-circuit event that will see cyclists racing several laps to complete an event. The events will be contested based on categories, including women’s and men’s elite, masters’ and juniors’. In addition, there will also be a kids’ sprint event, plus an all-comers ‘Rambo Race’, which will be a cash-prize race for anyone brave enough to enter. The event is free to the public.
Ledford cited as an example a recent meeting with Sheriff’s Department officials in which the leaders from Palmdale, Lancaster and Santa Clarita joined together to get more value out of their law enforcement contracts. That meeting is expected to result in more deputies for the communities. One area the two cities could work together on is in regards to the number of parolees in the region, Ledford said. There are an estimated 1,700 parolees in the Antelope Valley, which is about 25 percent to 30 percent over what the region should expect to have. “We need to bond together on those issues,” Ledford said. Ledford said another possibility is for the two cities to work on a regional marketing campaign. Hearns, a four-term council member, was elected to become Lancaster’s second directly-elected mayor, replacing Frank Roberts. Roberts, who was elected five times as Lancaster’s mayor, opted not to run for re-election. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Lancaster Mayor-elect Henry Hearns and Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford vowed Monday to raise the “Cactus Curtain” and improve cooperation between the two High Desert cities. The two city leaders focused on their personal connnection and the opportunities for collaboration during a brief meeting Monday at Palmdale City Hall. Hearns, who was elected as Lancaster’s mayor on April 11, said he came to Palmdale for a “Henry to Jim” meeting not a “mayor to mayor” meeting. “I’m going to work with Mayor Ledford,” Hearns said. “We are for the Antelope Valley.” Hearns, a councilman who will be sworn in April 25 as Lancaster’s mayor, said the visit was in keeping with his campaign theme of “building bridges.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“My style is not beating people over the head,” Hearns said. “It’s walking arm-and-arm with them.” Hearns said he and Ledford have worked together in the past, noting they used to carpool to Whittier when the two served on the board of a sanitation district. More recently, Hearns said he spent time with Ledford and his family after the Palmdale mayor’s father died. While neither man addressed it by name, the two leaders were speaking of what longtime Antelope Valley residents refer to as the “Cactus Curtain,” a perceived rift between the two cities. The two cities have battled in the past at times, notably over retail businesses and auto dealerships, lucrative sources of sales tax revenue for city treasuries. Ledford also focused on the positive, stating the two cities have a long list of collaboration. “When we work together as an Antelope Valley we have more clout than as an individual city,” Ledford said.
Nobel winner William Campbell, left, will receive his award today.Donegal scientist Professor William C Campbell is to be presented with this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine in a ceremony in Stockholm later today.The 85-year-old, who grew up in Ramelton, was jointly awarded the accolade for his discovery of the drug ivermectin.Prof Campbell will become the second Irish person to win a Nobel Prize for Science after Earnest Walton collected the physics award in 1951 for his work on splitting the atom. In October he was declared a joint recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine, along with Japanese scientist Satoshi Omura and Chinese researcher Tu Youyou.Prof Campbell and Prof Omura were recognised for their work on developing ivermectin which has proved remarkably successful at treating diseases like river blindness.Prof Campbell was born in Derry in 1930 and grew up in Ramelton, before going on to study at Trinity College Dublin.DONEGAL NOBEL PRIZE WINNER TO GET HIS AWARD TODAY was last modified: December 10th, 2015 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:Nobel Prize winnerRameltonWilliam Campbell
Au Revoir 2 CALAMITY DAVE Solskjaer refuses to blame De Gea for Man United loss and heaps praise on Pogba not guilty not going anywhere Latest Paul Pogba News Man United boss Solskjaer rules out Pogba move in January and gives injury update boost Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Pogba has alluded to problems at United Xmas gift Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Pogba scored from the spot to put United ahead against Leicester 2 Paul Pogba starred as Manchester United beat Leicester on Friday night, but has since hinted that all is not well behind the scenes.The Frenchman scored and put in a strong performance as the Red Devils won 2-1 at Old Trafford, though he has repeatedly been linked with a move to Barcelona this summer. deals Pogba named among Man United substitutes for Watford game While the Premier League transfer window closed on Thursday evening, clubs elsewhere in Europe can still buy players until the end of August and reports of a move away have persisted.On social media, the midfielder vowed to keep giving his all “no matter what’s going on.” presser SAY THAT AGAIN? ‘Are you ready for this?’ – Souness in rare praise of returning Paul Pogba Now, the 25-year-old explained to reporters that he needs to be content in order to perform to the best of his ability.“You have to know one thing. A player that gets chosen and is happy, you always feel more comfortable than when he’s not happy. That’s all I’ll say.“I am the same Paul Pogba [as at the World Cup]. I still love football and give my best. When you are comfortable, when people trust everyone, are good in the head, it’s going to be easier.“If you’re not happy doing what you’re doing, there’s no point doing it, right? There’s point doing things because you love it.” Super agent Raiola lifts the lid on Pogba’s future at Man United Solskjaer may get wish as pictures of Man United squad suggest Pogba may return De Gea blunder costs Man United as Solskjaer’s side slip to defeat at Watford Confirmed teams Man United insiders believe Paul Pogba’s career at the club is over Pogba was then given the perfect opportunity to reassure United fans that, despite previous hard times, things were now looking up for him at Old Trafford.He didn’t take this opportunity.When asked whether he feels happy and comfortable at United, Pogba simply responded: “There are things I cannot say, otherwise I will get fined.”
REVEALED This is the initial Tweet which started the exchange on social media The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM Latest Transfer News moving on After congratulating their client on gaining a new ambassadorial role for a private jet company, which one fan took umbrage to.After explaining why they Tweeted the news, they simply revealed the Welshman didn’t want to leave the club. 4 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland And, rather than lose him for nothing in the summer, it seems as though the north Londoners will sell him in January in the same way they did with Alexis Sanchez.The player’s agents, Avid Sports & Entertainment Group, have revealed Ramsey has no future with the club and is being forced out against his will.When asked by fans what was going on with the 27-year-old’s future, the company Tweeted ‘there is no other option’, before quickly deleting them. Ramsey looks certain to leave Arsenal within the next 12 months 4 LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father With his future in north London seemingly finalised, the attention will turn to Ramsey’s next destination.Real Madrid are the latest club to express an interest in the midfielder, with fellow countryman Gareth Bale keen for a Bernabeu reunion. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ RANKED IN DEMAND Aaron Ramsey seems certain to leave Arsenal after a series of deleted Tweets from his agents appeared to confirm his Emirates exit.The Wales international is out of contract in the summer and has rejected several extension offers from the Gunners. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets 4 It seems as though the 27-year-old i being forced out of the club 4 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January However, Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool are interested as well, with Jurgen Klopp said to be an admirer of the all-action midfielder.After arriving from Cardiff City in 2008, Ramsey’s Arsenal career took a little time to flourish. A horrific broken leg injury halted his progress, but he found his best form in the 2013/14 season – scoring 16 goals in all competitions with nine assists to his name. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets It seems as though relations are now irreparable
Chivas finished the regular season with a team-high 26 shots and 13 shots on goal, but couldn’t convert any. Guess that pretty much sums up the season. CARSON — Chivas USA coach Hans Westerhof couldn’t be happier with his team’s effort. It started in a flurry and ended in a flurry. Michael Bradley, the son of former MetroStars coach Bob Bradley, scored in the 49th minute for a 1-0 lead, and the visitors sealed the outcome with an Amado Guevara goal in the final minute of injury time. Westerhof, who said he is returning to Guadalajara to resume his post as Guadalajara Chivas’ sporting director, said he isn’t sure if he will return to coach Chivas USA next season. “I will sit down with (owner) Jorge Vergara and discuss it,” Westerhof said. “I would like to do one of the two. I don’t think it’s possible to be a sporting director and the coach. So, we’ll discuss it and see what happens.” Chivas played well the opening 45 minutes, but couldn’t convert. Francisco Gomez had an early opportunity stolen at the last second by Metros defender Carlos Mendez, who robbed him at the goal-line with a sliding save. A minute later, Juan Pablo Garcia was one on one with Meola from the side and couldn’t finish, then missed another opportunity seconds later. After all of Chivas’ attacking, it was the MetroStars who took a 1-0 lead on an accurate pass from Mark Lisi to Bradley, who headed it home in the 49th minute. The MetroStars almost doubled their lead in the 50th minute, but were fortunate Guevara’s shot ricocheted off the post. MetroStars forward Youri Djorkaeff missed a great chance in the 58th minute. With Chivas goalkeeper Sergio Garcia racing out to challenge Sergio Galvan Rey on the left side, Rey back-heeled a pass to Djorkaeff, who had an open net and no defender around. But he somehow managed to hit his shot from 10 yards wide of the post. Chivas’ Isaac Romo couldn’t convert a header in the 73rd minute and instead sent it off the crossbar. In the final 10 minutes, Chivas fired several quality shots at Meola, who made two finger-tip saves, and punched another attempt out of danger. Fred J. Robledo can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485, or by e-mail at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The visiting MetroStars, needing a victory to clinch a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference, advanced to the postseason with a 2-0 victory in front of 17,395 at Home Depot Center on Sunday. Chivas, which could have passed Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference standings with a victory, instead finished with the league’s worst record at 4-23-6 (18 points). “We played good, but I’m so unhappy … again,” a disappointed Westerhof said. “We had chances to score three or four goals, and not one of them went in. At the end of the day you need to score goals to win games, and that’s something we still have to learn how to do.” The MetroStars received a huge performance from goalkeeper Tony Meola, who made several spectacular saves. “Yeah, he was great today,” Westerhof said. “I don’t know how how he came up with some of them, but for sure, he was the difference.”
BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL Gardaí have tonight issued a Community Alert after organised crime gangs targeted Jeep vehicles – particularly Toyota Land Cruiser Jeeps.Sgt Paul Wallace says owners of jeeps in the County are urged to be vigilant in relation to the parking and securing of their jeeps overnight.This warning comes after the theft of a number of Toyota Land cruiser jeeps in County Monaghan and along the border with Northern Ireland in recent nights. “People in the community are urged to keep a sharp eye out for movement of vehicles late at night and early in the morning as well-organised criminal gangs are targeting Toyota jeeps in particular,” he said.Simple Precautions Sgt Wallace advises include:Park in an area with good lighting or cctv cover which may deter the thief.Ensure the keys are not easily accessed. Installation of a tracking device in high end vehicles should be considered.Report to Gardaí anything arousing your suspicion, movement of vehicles etc.Get involved in your local Community / Text Alert,Sgt Wallace continued: “Owners of jeeps /prestige cars should put them in the Garage over night if practicable.“Place keys in a secure place, and consider fitting a tracking device. Always remove the keys each time you alight from the vehicle. Otherwise insurance cover may be compromised. “Always remember no matter how valuable your car is or how cherished it is not worth personal injury to you or your family.”Sgt Wallace continued – ‘ We are aware of the targeting and theft of jeeps along the border in recent nights so we are urging the public to be vigilant and proactive. It is acknowledged that communities are playing their part by being more ‘Crime Aware’ and the taking of advise regarding door locking mechanisms, the installation and use of intruder alarm systems and prompt reporting to local Gardai of activities arousing suspicion.“The revigouration and reorganisation of Community / Text Alert particularly in rural areas is to be welcomed in an effort to defeat the criminal. In the coming week meetings have been arranged for Monday Night 24th November at Burtonport Community Centre at 8pm & Wednesday 3rd of December at Ballyare Football Clubhouse at 7.30pm.“Check your door locks review your security get your alarm / CCTV serviced and use it. Visit your local registered locksmith and educate yourself in the products available to beat the criminal – they do work’. Check on your elderly neighbours.” Garda Stations providing a 24/7 service are:Letterkenny on 91-67100Milford on 91-53060Buncrana on 93 – 20540Ballyshannon 071-98 51002.Remember 999/112 in cases of emergency & www.garda.ie/crime prevention for further information.COMMUNITY ALERT: ORGANISED CRIME GANG STEALING JEEPS was last modified: November 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:alertCommunitycrimethieves