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Bailey’s International future unsure

first_imgCraig Butler, the father and agent of fast-rising Jamaican football star, Leon Bailey, has claimed rumours that his son will represent Belgium over Jamaica in international football are false. Butler was referring to a recent report by espn.com, which made the suggestions about the Belgian League star’s intentions.Butler says Bailey did not give an interview, as none takes place without his consent, and that it was just what he describes as “sensationalist seeking journalists trying to create an impression”. Butler says Bailey and younger brother Kyle Butler, who is also a part of the KRC Genk set-up, both have “great aspirations” to play for their country.However, he says the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has ignored his calls for a meeting to chart the way forward for sustained youth development, and this, he says, continues to be the main obstacle in the talented youngster turning out for his country of birth.YOUTH DEVELOPMENT”When the JFF is ready to talk to Craig Butler about football culture and a system of development for our country’s footballers that will sustain development and offer players like Leon Bailey, Kyle Butler, Kevaughn Atkinson, Kemo Jackson, Chevaughn McLaren, Alex Marshall and others a solution that gives them a chance to be able to compete internationally with some measure of success, then they will consider putting on the national colours,” he said.”However, to date, the JFF or its president has made no effort to sit and meet for a solution and these same players are being courted by Nice, Roma, Man U, Napoli and Bayer Leverkusen to name a few. We have opened doors in Croatia, Italy, Malta and Spain, so do not believe the world stops turning until the JFF says it must start,” he continued.Butler says the Belgian national team is monitoring the situation closely as they are very interested in tying the future of the young winger to their squad and Butler says if the JFF continues to ignore the situation, they could soon lose out on the player..”Leon might soon be gone because Jamaica has made no effort. The coach of the Belgian national team is calling him while the JFF president is ignoring you, so it’s not Leon’s fault if he does not play for Jamaica. He and Kyle wants to play for their country but if Jamaica does not want them, they have better options.”The two players will be moving in January to a Champions League club and they are guaranteed first team football. So by February any chance they have of playing for Jamaica might be gone,” he said.last_img read more

Pepsi Hikers shine on Night 2

first_imgGTT National IndoorsThe second night of the GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships was steamy and entertaining as members of the audience witnessed the intense clashes between the participating clubs.Defending champions of the Ladies First Division, Woodpecker Hikers battled against YMCA Old Fort which ended with a 2-1 victory for Hikers. GBTI GCC Spice overcame Saints women 2-0. In the First-Division male category, the defending champions Pepsi Hikers easily saw off Saints with a 7-3 victory. In the Second-Division category, YMCA Old Fort Top Form defeated Bounty GCC the Sequel 3- 0, while Saints Sensations fought off Hikers Cadets 3-1 and in the veterans’ category Bounty GCC Vintage secured a thrilling 5-4 victory over YMCA Old Fort Hot Shotz.In the ladies’ First Division, the experienced Maria Munroe opened the scoring for Hikers in the third minute with a penalty corner which whistled past Shanice Peters in the goal for Old Fort. Maria Munroe again doubled the lead for the defending champions with another impressive penalty corner strike. Hikers seemed to have the game under control. However, the skilled Minsodia Culpepper refused to give up and in the 35th minute, scored the lone goal from a penalty corner for Old Fort. GBTI GCC Spice secured a hard-fought victory over Saints with two goals to none coming from experienced defender Tiffany Solomon with a carefully placed penalty corner and Sandy Roopnarine’s field goal in the 18th and 38th minute of the match respectively.The men’s sole First-Division clash for the night saw goals raining down from Hikers against a youthful Saints team. Aroydy Branford netted a helmet trick of goals (four goals) out of his team’s seven-goal tally with support goals coming from Robert France, Randy Hope, and Devin Munroe.Undeterred by the goal difference, the young and enthusiastic Saints gained some momentum in the second half of the match with Hilton Chester, their Captain, scoring two goals in the 32nd and 37th minutes of the game.GCC Vintage’s Kevin Spencer led the team’s blistering performance from the beginning of the match, scoring a field goal after a skilful display of stick work in the first minute and went out to secure a hat-trick against YMCA Old Fort Hot Shotz with goals in the eighth and 28th minutes. With Devin Hooper penalty corner taken swiftly in the fifth minute, GCC Vintage were up 3-0. It was not long after, however, that Old Fort found the back of the net with two goals from Jason DeSantos and one from Aderemi Simon in the 14th, 15th and 19th minutes, levelling the game 3-3 in an exciting comeback. Despite the pressure, Dwayne Scott took GCC forward once in the 21st minute to 4-3. Kevin Spencer’s goal would see his team’s tally extend to 5-3 in the 28th minute. Old Fort was relentless in their fight and Dwight Sullivan found the back of the net in the final minute of the game. GCC Vintage were able to fight off the final seconds of Old Fort’s attack and came out victorious.In the Second-Division matches, Saints Sensations secured a victory over Hikers Cadets with three goals from Baraka Garnett, Captain Tivesarid Garnett and Hilmar Chester. Hikers Cadets’ lone goal came from Brian Asregado.YMCA Old Fort Top Form easily defeated Bounty GCC the Sequel with their three unanswered field goals from Omar Hopkinson, Warren Williams and Ronaldo Simmons.Matches continue all week at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with the finals set for Sunday evening.last_img read more

Rodgers salutes ‘world-class’ Gerrard after FA Cup heroics

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to “world-class” captain Steven Gerrard after he netted twice to haul the Reds into the fourth round of the FA Cup.In his first game since revealing he will leave the Merseyside club for the United States at the end of the season, Gerrard scored a goal either side of the break – including a trademark free-kick – to seal a 2-1 victory over a spirited AFC Wimbledon.The plucky League Two outfit had Liverpool worried at times, with burly forward Adebayo Akinfenwa equalising for the Dons before the break, but the former England midfielder demonstrated what Liverpool will miss with another inspirational performance.“I’ve always said he’s a world class player,” Rodgers said following the win.“Maybe getting older and maybe at times the legs fatigue a wee bit, but he’s absolute top draw.“He’s got that real sprinkling of quality that this team needs. His two goals tonight were fantastic.”Rodgers was relieved his side managed to avoid a potential banana skin, admitting their performance levels dipped in the first half before improving after half-time.Wimbledon twice went close to scoring during that lull, with Liverpool rescued by a first-class safe from Simon Mignolet, and the Reds boss praised the character of his side to overcome their dogged opponents.“It was a very tough game, congratulations to them – I think any coach or manager will tell you, you come to a stadium like this here and that type of game is very, very difficult,” he added.“I thought we started the game well, how we would want to, but then we lost our shape within the game and we presented them with chances by giving the ball away.“We adapted at half-time and in the second half we could have had a few more chances but we still had to defend right the way through to the end.“I’ve got to give a bit of testament to my players. We showed the character to come through and get the second goal and really – should have had two or three more.” Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard 1last_img read more

‘He might be the last piece Tottenham need!’ – Reaction to Son Heung-Min’s stunning Europa League performance

first_imgSon Heung-Min hadn’t scored in any of his Tottenham appearances before the visit of FK Qarabag but he managed two in three first half minutes.And all of a sudden Spurs fans are dreaming of a partnership between the South Korean and Harry Kane.See below for the best reactions to the former Bayer Leverkusen striker’s first White Hart Lane goals. 1 Son Heung-Min last_img

Tottenham lead Arsenal in the race for Serbian sensation

first_img Luka Jovic 1 Tottenham are leading the race for Serbian sensation Luka Jovic.The 17-year-old is one of the most wanted young players in Europe and already has 10 goals in 32 league appearances for Red Star Belgrade.Arsenal and Benfica have scouted the striker, while Italian champions Juventus are also said to be interested.But, according to Calciomercato, Tottenham are currently winning the chase for Jovic.The Serbian is reportedly attracted by the north London club’s willingness to blood youngsters into the first-team and would subsequently prefer a move to White Hart Lane.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Daily in conjunction with the organizers of the Haunted Hill in Milford, are giving one lucky reader the chance to win four FREE VIP tickets to experience the terrifying outdoor trail.Haunted Hill is situated beside Millie’s Tea Rooms in Milford and it officially opened for the Halloween season on Friday.It will run until the 31st of October, the trail is open every evening from 7pm-11pm. Those who have experienced the outdoor trail and have insisted it’s not for the faint hearted!It is an outdoor trail, themed to guarantee you have a spooky scary experience.Organizers of the event told Donegal Daily, “We promise this will be your worst nightmare, if you are whimpish..STAY AT HOME!“Only the hardiest will make it to the end, what goes up may NOT come down. “DO NOT call for MAMMY….as in some cases your wish may be granted!!All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize is like and share this post on your Facebook timeline.SPOOKTACULAR: WIN FREE VIP TICKETS TO THE AMAZING HAUNTED HILL IN MILFORD was last modified: October 27th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesHalloweenHAUNTED HILLMilfordnewslast_img read more


first_imgA YOUNG girl has been left devastated after her pet dog went missing.A reward is being offered for the return of Ozzy, a mixed breed PomeranianLost in the Ballybun area, Castlefin. Please Call Deborah on 087 125 27 55 if you see him. CAN YOU HELP FIND MISSING DOG OZZY? was last modified: June 29th, 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:appealcastlefindonegallostOzzylast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img For more information, call (562) 941-2685. Sheriff’s station to host donation for soldiers NORWALK — Items are being collected for soldiers in Iraq at sheriff’s Norwalk Station. Wanda Smith, a 69-year-old Norwalk Sheriff’s station volunteer, has been collecting items for soldiers in recent years. She is hoping to gather 7,500 pounds of goods by Nov. 14. Needed items include hot chocolate, tuna in pouches, cup-a-noodle soup, Oreo cookies, sunflower seeds, tea bags, gum, candy, pretzels, baby wipes, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, Band-Aids, double-A batteries, disposable cameras and women’s sanitary napkins, which soldiers use as helmet liners. Smith said they also are seeking soccer balls and warm clothes for children in Iraq. Drop off items at the front desk at the station, 12335 Civic Center Drive. For more information, call (562) 944-6072. Caregiver group to meet on Thursdays PICO RIVERA — A caregiver support group meets at 2 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Pico Rivera Senior Center, 9200 Mines Ave. The next meeting is Oct. 20. For more information, call (562) 948-4844. Holiday boutique open Saturday and Sunday WHITTIER — Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items will be sold at a holiday boutique from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Bruno Church’s McCormick Hall, 15740 Citrustree Road. It will feature candles, jewelry, glassware, yard signs, wreaths, handmade clothing, baked goods and other items. For more information, call (562) 947-3269. Free teen job training offered for residents WHITTIER — The Whittier Adult School and the Southeast Area Social Service Funding Authority (SASSFA) are seeking adults between the ages of 18 and 21 for free job training at the Sierra Education Center, 9401 S. Painter Ave. Participants must qualify as low-income residents. Training is available in accounting, medical front office and billing, computer operations, typing, Microsoft Word and Excel, GED preparation and basic skill classes. Free job placement and on-the-job training also will be provided. For more information on the Youth Training Program, call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 1330, or (562) 946-2237. Library’s family nightslated for Thursday WHITTIER — The Whittier Public Library and the Whittier Area Literacy Council will hold a Family Fun Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the main library, 7344 Washington Ave. There will be storytelling by Janeece Flint, refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call (562) 698-6598. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA — An autopsy is set for today on a woman’s torso, which was found in a trash bag in Lincoln Heights, and on other body parts — believed to be from the same person — discovered in Pico Rivera. Authorities hope the post-mortem examination will be able to confirm that all of the parts are from the same individual, said Lt. Fred Corral of the coroner’s office. Corral said that fingerprints from the hands found in Pico Rivera have been sent to the Department of Justice in an effort to identify the woman. The torso was found at about 12:40 p.m. Monday in a trash bin at a Los Angeles Fire Department maintenance facility, police said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 DNA from the torso will be compared to that of body parts found about 10 p.m. Friday in the 8300 block of Lexington-Gallatin Road, Corral said. Used book, video sale hosted by city library LA MIRADA — The Friends of La Mirada Library are holding a used book, audio and video sale. Proceeds will be used to purchase new library books and other needed items. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Boulevard.last_img read more

Pardoned turkey rules roost in Disneyland

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals On Tuesday, Marshmallow and his alternate, Yam, were pardoned during a ceremony on the White House lawn. Following the ceremony, both turkeys were given a police escort to a Washington-area airport, where they flew first-class to Southern California. The two 18-week-old toms are slated to spend the rest of their lives at Disneyland at a ranch in the theme park’s Frontierland pavilion, Sukovaty said. “They’ll live in a fenced-in little area,” Sukovaty said. “For now, their neighbors will be randier.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANAHEIM – One of two turkeys who received the traditional Thanksgiving pardon this week from President George W. Bush took center stage Thursday as the grand marshal of the Disneyland Thanksgiving Day Parade. Perched inside a clear, round enclosure atop a float along with 14 children in Pilgrim costumes, the 35-pound national turkey – dubbed Marshmallow for his white feathers – drew cheers from onlookers as the colorful cavalcade wound its way through the theme park amid a spray of confetti. A sign above the float read “The Happiest Turkey on Earth.” “He was gobbling away and his feathers were fully open and he was having a good time,” Disneyland spokeswoman Valerie Sukovaty said. last_img read more

Marula breaks into beauty market

first_img29 August 2002The Marula tree, one of South Africa’s oldest natural resources, has gained a prime position in the highly competitive beauty industry.What started in 1995 as a project for empowering rural women has become a thriving commercial enterprise, with domestic and global sales of US$1.2-million expected by 2005. Based mainly in the Limpopo Province, Marula Natural Products (Pty) Ltd incorporates the sustainability of the fairly abundant, indigenous Marula tree with business development aimed at creating viable businesses for rural areas.The project produces a completely natural, high-quality oil which has come as something of a miracle for the cosmetics industry – marula oil is high in natural anti-oxidants and oxidative stability, making it a perfect combinant for global skin care products.The project also produces marula fruit pulp, a flavourful natural base for a drink with four times the Vitamin C of orange juice. Marula Natural Products use no artificial farming methods, no pesticides and no artificial additives. Preparation is entirely organic.Over 2 400 women from rural communities benefit from the manufacture of the products. They are involved in either picking the fruit or extracting the marula oil from the marula nut.Marula Natural Products (Pty) Ltd was one of eight southern African enterprises to be showcased by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development under the WK Kellog Foundation-funded “There’s Another Way That Works” project.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more