Craig Foster has scored three goals and provided one assist in four Red Stripe Premier League matches for Reno FC since his return in January.This has been a key factor in pushing the Westmoreland-based club to a three-game unbeaten run, which leave them three points outside the top six and importantly seven clear of the relegation places.At this stage last season, Reno were in eight position and looking like a club heading into the relegation battles.However, with a completely new-look unit to include Foster plus a couple young players such as the current STETHS midfielder-turn-striker Demar James and Michael ‘Diddy’ Kerr, Reno are beginning to look like a refreshing unit under technical director Wendell Downswell.Their come-from-behind 1-1 draw on Sunday at home against a powerful Portmore United team came on the back of a gutsy performance, with the game-tying goal coming in added time from a thunderous Afiba Chambers header.The draw keeps them five clear of Maverley-Hughenden (20 Pts) in the chase of sixth place Arnett Gardens FC, who suffered a surprising 3-0 defeat to relegation candidate Waterhouse FC on Sunday, but gave Downswell and his team additional confidence moving forward.BIG DEAL”Three games without a loss in our situation is a big deal. I fail to remember the last time we have gone three games unbeaten and this is because of the work we had put in during the Christmas break and the players we have added in the transfer window,” explained Downswell.”The huge part of this really is that we got Craig Foster back with us for the rest of the campaign and his goal scoring acumen is well known. It’s that sort of threat up front that we missed and he has returned with a bang. We are delighted with that,” Downswell added.In praising Foster, Downswell noted that he has added dynamism to his game, from his experience playing for the Harrisburg City Islanders in the USL.Foster could miss the next league match for Reno as a precaution, however, after picking up a knee injury midway the first half against Portmore.
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Dear Editor,My letter seeks to analyse and evaluate the ‘contributions’ made by third force political parties, namely two which have had the potential to change the political culture in Guyana away from the two-party political domination. These are the United Force (UF) and the Alliance for Change (AFC).It is an accepted fact that the PNC and the PPP have dominated voting in nearly all elections at every level of Government, and a third force is meant to represent a departure from the way things are being done, the most important departures being the eradication of corruption and poverty, the tackling of unemployment, and the separation of powers.But what is the true intention of these third forces? Was it to bring the changes mentioned, or simply to get rid of the PPP and enjoy the “good life”?Since these small parties lack the numbers to win an election outright, they have to coalesce with either the PPP or the PNC. In the past, such a coalition was possible before the General Elections, but now the coalition must occur before such elections.Two significant coalitions to mark these different scenarios are the following: the PNC and the UF coalescing in 1964, and the PNC-dominated APNU and the AFC coalescing in 2015. Remarkably, both are failures!Guyana’s long period of economic bankruptcy and social decay, from 1964 to 1992, can be traced back to when the United Force introduced itself into the political arena as the ‘third force’. This curse lasted 28 long and hellish years, which saw the PNC dictatorship wreaking havoc on all things progressive. No stone was left unturned in destroying the socio-economic fabric of this nation.But what happened to the third force during this 28-year period? The United Force was unceremoniously kicked out of the Coalition Government because its leader dared at some point to question the policies and corrupt practices of its bigger partner — the PNC. This unholy alliance lasted just over two years, but the devastation lasted 28 years, and was punctuated daily by starvation, mental anguish and degradation, abject poverty, and an upsurge in criminal activities and prostitution. It was a time when it was a criminal act to have certain food items in your possession! The only benefits were reaped by the PNC, and those who benefited from the UF were the ones who crossed the floor. How many from the AFC will cross the floor in 2020?In 2015, another Coalition was birthed, this time with the AFC, a political party launched to ‘free’ the Guyanese people and bring ‘prosperity”. In the AFC’s Action Plan 2011, Presidential Candidate Mr Khemraj Ramjattan had decisively stated that, “Over four decades of PNC and PPP Governments have left us all bruised, weary and hopeless,” while Mr Raphael Trotman had proudly declared that, for 45 years, Guyana has had the same parties making turns in the wrong directions, disappointing and betraying (their) citizens and allowing for an unfair distribution of the country’s wealth, as the rich got richer while most Guyanese continued to remain poor.With all these declarations being made, both these AFC leaders shamelessly embraced the PNC in their quest for power, of course being chaperoned by the Cadillac Man. However, after the coalition, the PNC was omitted from the equation and the AFC became the ‘poodle’ of the PNC. The fight became an obsession to get rid of the PPP, with the atrocities of the PNC conveniently forgotten!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region 6
Even as Police continue to hold one man in connection with the Gangaram, East Canje, shooting last week, another suspect was on Monday taken into custody.According to a police source, a teenager is now being questioning because he may have vital information.Last Thursday the bullet riddled body of Ramnarine Itwaru called ‘Bill’, 38, a cattle farmer of Gangaram Settlement, was found on a dam in Canefield at Speculation.The teenager arrested is also from Speculation.It is believed that the man was executed over a land dispute. Police had earlier arrested Ramadolar Shamdundar also called ‘Arnold’ of Gangaram. He remains in custody and is the prime suspect in the murder of Itwaru.Meanwhile, the dead man’s wife Kunti Hemraj also called ‘Rosie’ says she is now living in fear following her husband’s death.She believes the police have the man who is responsible for her husband’s death but is fearful of being harmed by his relatives.The woman explained that some of her husband’s cows were stolen some time back and Itwaru had accused the man, who is now in custody.As investigations continue, the Major Crime Unity have taken the suspect to Georgetown as they try to piece together the events leading up to the fatal shooting.It is expected that the teenager will provide information for further questioning of Shamdundar.The slain cattle farmer was laid to rest over the weekend. He leaves to mourn a wife and an 11-year-old son.
Sherwin Thompson, 17, of Lot 24 West La Penitence, Georgetown, was slapped with two counts of robbery thus he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly on Monday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It is alleged that on October 13, 2016, at Georgetown, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Diana Richards of $14,520.Also, on the same day and at the same location, he robbed Stephen Emanuel of an undisclosed sum of cash.His female attorney denied the allegations, explaining that her client was wrongfully accused and was also beaten by villagers in a case of mistaken identity.However, the prosecution contended that the defendant was caught and beaten by villagers after Richard’s raised an alarm as she was being robbed.He was remanded to prison and is expected to return to court on October 25, 2016.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Milton Weeks will today, March 21 declare open the second edition of the More Women Better Boards Conference in Monrovia.The event is organized by the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), under the theme, “More Women Better Boards.”A release issued by the LCC stated that the platform is to raise awareness of the benefits of having a diverse board; supporting the need for targeting more women to become more actively involved in Business Members Organizations and boards across all sectors.According to the LCC’s secretary general, SalaMartu Stephanie Duncan, the event will examine the challenges faced by women in accessing boards and more formal business spaced and also considers strategies for proactively progressing the diverse board agenda.She said there is strong evidence globally that the inclusion of women in decision making has a demonstrable effect in improving the performance of organizations (companies) specifically and, in doing so, positively impacting on sector and general national economic growth.Ms. Duncan assured participants that the LCC is dedicated to being the most representative business association and a trusted voice of the private sector in the country.She further said that since the establishment of the Chamber in 1951 (66 years ago) there has not been a female president, although there have been two female vice chairs.At the same time, Ms. Duncan said the LCC will commence a two-day workshop beginning Wednesday, March 22-23, for women task force that was set up to study the current trend of women in accessing Boards in a formal business space and to consider strategies based on the findings. The task-force will present its initial findings and interim recommendations, one of which is to provide training for women who are “ready and willing” to serve.According to a 2017 IFC report, women in Liberia are much more likely than men to be self-employed (69 percent of women compared to 56 percent of men).However, the majority of female entrepreneurs in Liberia continue to work informally and in low-productivity sectors, mainly in small retail and trade. Among entrepreneurs, women are more likely than men to own completely informal enterprises (60 percent of women, compared to 45 percent of men).Wholesale and retail trade, the second-most important sector for overall employment in Liberia after agriculture, employs around 35 percent of the female workforce (compared to just 15 percent of employed men).The Task Force members are Stephanie SalaMartu Duncan; Elizabeth Bannerman; Eudeen Cooper; Fatu Addy; Kula Thompson Williams; Leelai Kpukuyou; Mai Urey; Midred Dean; Nomtha Sithole; Jeanine Cooper; Veda Simpson; Lillian Best; Delores Maxwell; and Christine Freeman.It may be recalled that, the LCC partnered with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and hosted a first conference on June 21, 2017, which brought together cross section of women from diverse economic background.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) LCC’s secretary general, SalaMartu Stephanie Duncan – Advertisement –
Agle Noir goalkeeper Aime Ndizeye beaten by Gor’s Nicholas Kipkirui. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAK’Ogalo had been held to a goalless draw in the first leg away in Bunjubura.Gor will now meet the winner between AS SONIDEP of Niger and Algeria’s USM Alger who face each other later tonight. Alger has a leading advantage of 2-1.Gor Mahia coach Steve Pollack instructs Captain Kenneth Muguna. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKipkirui got the first goal nine minutes after kick-off when a cross from skipper Kenneth Muguna, intended for Kipkirui, came off a Burundian defender to see Kipkirui slam the ball home.The Gor striker would complete his brace on the 20th minute when he nodded home to hand the home side a 2-0 lead before initiating an own goal on the 37th minute.Gor Mahia’s Nicholas Kipkurui, Bonface Omondi and Wellingtone Ochieng celebrating. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe second half would be more explosive as new signing Dickson Ambundo would grab his debut goal for K’Ogalo with a close-range tap-in after 66 minutes. He would later turn provider five minutes later to set up Boniface Omondi who made it 5-0.The visitors would get a consolation in the 75th minute.-Additional reporting from Soka-0Shares0000(Visited 188 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia Nicholas Kipkurui celebrating third goal with Bonface Omondi. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 25 – Nicholas Kipkirui grabbed the headlines after starring in the return leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round, inspiring Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia to rip apart Burundi side Aigle Noi 5-1 and storm into the final round before the group stage.The match that was hosted at Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium on Sunday saw Kipkirui hit a brace in the first half before the visitors gifted Gor with an own goal as Boniface Omondi and Dickson Ambundo found the back of the net each to see the 18-time KPL champions win 5-1 on aggregate and head to the final round.
Manchester United v Liverpool live stream Premier League football on talkSPORT this Saturday 12 September 2015 Manchester United v Liverpool in the Premier League is available to live stream for free on talkSPORT this Saturday 12 September 2015.We have live commentary of the game from Old Trafford, which kicks off at 17:30 BST.To listen live, click here.Join our team of Sam Matterface and Stan Collymore as they bring you all the action from Manchester, as the Red Devils host their rivals.What’s your score prediction?You could win big prizes for your score predictions by playing our free Predictor 1
Jamie Vardy is set to make his Leicester comeback after returning to full training. The England striker joined in with the Foxes squad on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Tottenham. Vardy missed Sunday’s 2-2 FA Cup draw at White Hart Lane as he was recovering from a minor groin operation earlier this month. He had done some light training away from the squad on Monday but has now rejoined the group and the Foxes expect to have him available to face Spurs. Claudio Ranieri had planned to assess his 15-goal top scorer on Tuesday and believed Vardy, who has not netted in his last four games, would be ready. He said on Monday: “Jamie had a problem for a month, more or less, and he continued to play. Now without the problem he is much better. I’ll see if he starts from the beginning or if he is ready to come with me on the bench. Every time he wants to play, I know him.”The Foxes, second in the table and two points behind leaders Arsenal, are four points ahead of Tottenham but have not won in their last four games in all competitions. Jamie Vardy 1
Louis van Gaal believes people are “living in the past” if they think Manchester United and Liverpool are above Europe’s second-tier competition.The Europa League last-16 has thrown up a mouth-watering first continental clash between the north-west rivals, but the fact they are going toe-to-toe in this competition only underlines how far the most successful clubs in English football history have fallen recently.United and Liverpool have won 20 and 18 league titles, respectively, along with a combined eight European Cups – a history of success that Van Gaal believes came during a bygone era.“In football, it’s normal,” the Reds manager said of teams falling from the summit.“It’s not normal that one team is dominating for 20 years in a row (as) the champion.”When put to Van Gaal that Liverpool and United had dominated for decades, he responded: “It was another time, it was another time.“You live in the past, you live in the past and you have to live in the present, I think.”That current state of affairs domestically means the Europa League may well offer both clubs their best chance of reaching the Champions League.United sit sixth in the Barclays Premier League, three points off the top four, and Liverpool are a place and three points worse off, albeit with a match in hand.However, Europa League glory would guarantee a place at European football’s top table regardless of league performance, adding extra motivation – if any was needed – for the last-16 tie.“Liverpool – Manchester United is always a big game traditionally,” Van Gaal said ahead of Thursday’s first leg.“It’s historic and, especially because both teams fight for a Champions League position, it’s a big game for both sides.”Thursday’s trip to Anfield offers Van Gaal the chance to win a fifth successive competitive match against Liverpool.It is feat that would fill the Dutchman with pride, even if he has seemingly divorced himself from the magnitude of emotions attached to the derby.“I think football in England is very deep in the life of the people,” the United boss said.“Of course I have noticed that also in Spain and in Germany, but that was less so deep than here so it is fantastic to see that.“That’s also one aspect as to why I wanted to come here, to have that experience.“Sometimes I can see too much but I like it to see (it) because you can see the heart of the club and also the feeling that they are with you every game.“So that is nice for the players, I think, but also nice for the manager.“Not all the people are like that but several people are thinking they are the enemy.“I am not thinking like that, I am thinking like they are an opponent and a lot of fans want to beat the opponent.”Van Gaal finds it “curious” that United have enjoyed such a good run against Liverpool during his time at the helm, especially having struggled against some lesser teams.West Brom are one such example and deservedly beat 10-man United 1-0 at The Hawthorns on Sunday, when Juan Mata’s uncharacteristic red card was catalyst to their downfall.Marouane Fellaini was on the bench in the West Midlands and is in contention to feature in the Europa League first leg, which could also witness Antonio Valencia’s return from a long-standing foot injury.“I don’t think (any new players shall be available), but Valencia is of course fit enough to be on the bench,” Van Gaal added. “But to play 90 minutes, I don’t think so.“Valencia is coming back, (Bastian) Schweinsteiger is coming back.“I think a lot shall come back in March but when they come back it is not so easy to decide if they can cope with the rhythm of a match because they are fit to train with us.“But, for example, Schweinsteiger only one has one training session with us behind him.“Valencia has a week so he is much closer to be on the bench, for example, but not to play in the (entire) match. That is different.” Louis van Gaal, the Manchester United manager 1
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 “I do it just for exercise,” Wong said. “I go out five days a week, sometimes six, seven days. Usually I do 50 miles. Normally I try to take off two days. I break up the riding. I need a day for shopping.” Wong grew up in Portland, Ore., and served in the Army during World War II. He attended what was then known as Oregon State College on the GI Bill, earning a degree in electrical engineering. He moved to the East Coast after college where he met his wife, Daisy, in 1955. A year later, the newlyweds settled in Burbank. Wong worked for Lockheed, taking early retirement in 1979. A few months later, he went back as a contract engineer through 1991, when Daisy died of cancer at age 67. “She was a runner,” said Wong, who has two sons, ages 50 and 43. “She was in better shape than I was.” Today, riding is his top priority. He awakes without an alarm clock at 4 or 4:30 a.m., and eats two frozen waffles and a banana before pulling on his leg warmers and riding shorts, jacket and shoes. “My shoes take about five minutes to lace them up,” he said. He hops on his bike – he’s now on his fourth – equipped with a headlight and a flashing red taillight. He fills his water bottle half full and usually has enough at the end of the ride to water his bromeliad plants near his front porch. Thursday’s ride was typical – a 50-mile round trip from Burbank to Pasadena, where he did five laps around the Rose Bowl. By Friday, his weekly mileage totaled 170 – short of his goal of 200 because he’d had to cut short a ride to make a doctor’s appointment. “He’s an inspiration to people,” said Maria Lewis, the vice president of membership for the 512-member San Fernando Valley Bike Club, a club Wong joined in 1979 before it was an official club. “He gives the rest of us hope.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – Bob Wong was 54 and a year away from retirement as a Lockheed engineer when he took up bicycle riding for his health. Now, nearly 28 years later, Wong has clocked 338,000 miles riding the streets of Southern California – each mile logged religiously into a diary that records his daily five-hour treks. “He’s a phenomenal person,” said Richard Wedeen, 68, a retired electrician from North Hollywood, who has been riding with Wong since 1980. “He’s a lovable Energizer battery – he just keeps going and going and going. At 81, Wong is known as the Bike Man of Burbank. Most mornings find the man with the horn-rimmed glasses and bright green Hi-Viz jacket pedaling his Eddy Merckx bicycle through the quiet streets of Burbank and Pasadena.