Best players play in my team – Schafer

first_imgNational senior men’s football head coach, Winfried Schafer, says only the best players are good enough to play for him, and if local players are better than their overseas-based counterparts, then they will play. “The best players play in my team. (If) The local players are better than overseas players, yes, they play,” he noted. In line with his reasoning, Schafer asked: “How many local players go out in the last two years from Jamaica to play overseas? “Kemar Lawrence, Alvas Powell, Andre Clennon are local players; they go out and are not local players now, and it is good for the football in Jamaica when the players go out and bring money back. When they go out from here, money comes back to the clubs and the clubs have more money to grow better infrastructure,” he said. Schafer called up 24 local-based players to camp on Monday in preparation for their March 25 World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica. However, camps of this type are not unusual ahead of World Cup qualifiers or international matches and tournaments. What is common is seeing local-based talent restricted to warming the bench, rarely getting the opportunity to get a taste of international competition. One domestic player who has been impressive this season is Arnett Gardens playmaker, Vishunul Harris, who is away with his team participating in the CFU Club Championship in the Dominica Republic. Asked to comment on the talent, Schafer said: “Harris, he is a good player, I have seen him. Probably, yes (will be in squad), but not only him. But I don’t know we have time. They (local players) have to learn,” observed Schafer. He added that having locals trained by the national coaches will lead to overall development. “We have many good talent in Jamaica, and we want the talent to be good players as we need good players. We want the local players, in training so we can make the local players better. The local players see the head coach of the national team and his interest, it is good for him, the country and development while training,” the German coach said. “Our training is good for local players, it helps build their confidence and helps to make them better,” he reasoned. SQUAD: Andre Vassell, Andrew Vanzie, Ronaldo Rodney, Allan Ottey, Jermaine Woozencroft, Andre Dyce, Ricardo Morris, Upston Edwards, Jamie Robinson, Omar Daley, Damano Solomon, Rohan Roye, Jason Moore, Mark Miller, Chevonne Marsh, Hughan Gray, Shaven Sean Paul (GK), Rosario Harriott, John-Ross Edwards, Vishunul Harris, Swayne Thomas, Amal Knight (GK), Ramone McGregor and Nicholas Campbell (GK). The training camp started Monday and ends today. – L. S.last_img read more

Hameed’s maiden 50 puts England in charge

first_imgRAJKOT, India (AP):Teenager Haseeb Hameed hit his maiden Test fifty yesterday as the first Test between India and England in Rajkot appeared to be heading for a draw.The 19-year-old Hameed smashed five fours and his first Test six to reach 62 not out with England at 114-0 in their second innings at stumps on day four. Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 46.England have a 163-run lead after earlier dismissing India for 488, offering the tourists a slim chance of victory if they try to score quickly today.Hameed is the third youngest English batsman to hit a Test fifty. It was the first half-century by an English teenager since Dennis Compton in 1937.”He has worked hard in the nets and is a great talent. He has a good head on his shoulders and he showed that today,” teammate Adil Rashid said. “Hopefully he can carry on tomorrow.”Ravindra Jadeja (0-33) shared the new ball with Mohammed Shami (0-12), but the ploy didn’t work. Ravichandran Ashwin (0-32) had a leg – before – wicket shout reviewed against Hameed.Earlier, helped by Rashid’s 4-114, England got a first-innings lead of 49 runs. After lunch, Moeen Ali (2-85) and Rashid took two wickets each to wrap up the Indian lower order.caught behindRashid dismissed Wriddhiman Saha, caught behind for 35 runs, and Ravindra Jadeja (12), who was caught at short leg. Saha put on 64 runs for the seventh wicket with Ashwin.This was the crucial partnership of the day, as it allowed India to eat up some time after they had saved the follow on.Ashwin completed his seventh Test half-century off 111 balls, and put on 29 runs for the 10th wicket with Shami, who was dropped by Cook off Stuart Broad (1-78).India wobbled in the morning after starting from its overnight 319-4. They lost Ajinkya Rahane (13) and Virat Kohli (40) in the space of 17 balls.Rahane was bowled off Zafar Ansari (2-77), while Kohli stepped on to his stumps pulling Rashid, and was out hit wicket.last_img read more

Accused professes his innocence

first_img– claims he never heard of WarlockAfter just over one week on trial for the alleged shooting to death of Dexter Griffith at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, on September 29, 2015; the accused, Delon Henry, called “Nasty Man”, is likely to know his fate in the coming days.At Tuesday’s hearing, the prosecution closed its case and defence called no witnesses. However, the defendant took the stand in an unsworn statement, telling the court that he knows nothing of the murder allegation and that he does not know the place called Warlock where the shooting occurred.“I come from till up de East Bank. All de officer dem question me and I said I did not know about this murder. I did not shoot anybody,” Henry observed.Before taking his seat, Henry claimed that the Police assaulted him, noting that he has always denied killing Griffith.Delon Henry, called “Nasty Man”However, Police Corporal Munilall Persaud testified earlier that he assisted Police Inspector Simeon Reid in conducting the photographic identification parade on October 6, 2015, at Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown.Persaud told the court that he laid out 16 photographs, noting that witness Keswhan Griffith, brother of the deceased, selected the number ‘10’ photo which was that of Delon Henry. The detective claimed that at no time did he or anyone in his presence assist the witness in his selection of Henry’s picture.The younger Griffith had testified earlier in the trial that he witnessed “Nasty Man” shooting his brother on that fateful night. One day before he participated in the ID parade, he saw the picture of the suspect in the State newspaper and made contact with Police.When Corporal Persaud was cross-examined by defence Attorney Adrian Thompson, he maintained that he had no concern with conducting the ID parade the next day with Griffith after the witness related what he saw the day before. Persaud said if he had a problem with his senior’s instructions, he would comply and then complain but he saw no need to make a complaint against Inspector Reid.Meantime, Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers who conducted Henry’s Preliminary Inquiry, read the evidence of former Police Constable Maxwell Grant who resigned after never assuming duties after proceeding on leave. According to Grant’s deposition that was tendered at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, the Constable’s evidence confirmed that five spent shells were recovered from the scene.Grant had related that the evidence was retrieved, placed in bags and handed over to then Police Sergeant Eon Jackson who has tendered the exhibits at the Magistrates’ Courts. However, Jackson, the ballistics expert, revealed on Monday that he was unsuccessful in his attempts to locate the spent shells.The case concludes before Justice Sandhil Kissoon who will soon put the matter to the jury to deliberate on Henry’s fate.According to reports back then, after being shot, Griffith reportedly walked a short distance in an attempt to escape from Henry but eventually fell unconscious to the ground, while his assailant escaped. Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt are prosecuting the State’s case.last_img read more

Councillor expelled from John-Port Mourant NDC

first_imgThe only independent Councillor on the John-Port Mourant Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) has been expelled for the remaining life of the Council.The Council recently moved a motion to have Orin McDougal expelled.At the Council’s statutory meeting, which was held last Friday, John-Port Mourant NDC Chairman Ishwarsammy Narainsamy called for a motion to be passed to have McDougal expelled.Addressing the Council, he claimed that McDougal has been intimidating the staff, aiding and abetting residents of the community not to pay market revenue, as well as aiding and abetting with market vendors.Narainsamy told the Council that what McDougal has been doing was gross disrespect to the Council, while noting that Council is now out of control.“We are at an embarrassing situation where we cannot get the money to pay staff. The money has not been coming in and you have persistently been doing this thing so now we cannot even pay the increases to workers for 2019…A motion has to be moved to evict this man from the Council for the rest of his life because his action is bringing disrepute…,” the Chairman said, adding that the offences which McDougal committed are criminal.However, when McDougal attempted to defend himself, the Chairman told him that he was not a Councillor and not authorised to speak.However, McDougall said he has a right to defend the allegations.Nevertheless, the motion was moved and voted on. Out of the thirteen councillors present, 11 voted in favour and one abstained. McDougal also did not vote.Prior to that, Chapter 28:02 of the Local Government Act Section 12 was read to the Council.Chapter 28:02 reads: <<<“If at a meeting any member of the Local Authority, in the opinion of the Chairman notified to the Local Authority, misconduct himself by persistently disregarding the ruling of the Chair, or by behaving irregularly, offensively, improperly or by wilfully obstructing the business of the Local Authority, it shall be competent for a member to move ‘That the member named not be further heard’ or ‘That the member do leave the meeting’ and the motion, if seconded, shall be put and determined without discussion”.Following the reading of the section of the law, Councillors voted on the motion and the Chairman ordered that McDougal be removed from the Council’s chambers.The meeting was then adjourned.However, McDougal refused to leave and the Chief of Security attempted to remove him from his seat but the two ended up in a scuffle.Meanwhile, McDougal said that he was not the one responsible for the drop in revenue being collected. At one time, the NDC was collecting over $1 million in revenue monthly. The NDC now collects a third of that sum monthly from the market.last_img read more

Crash victims taken to hospital

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – At least two people have been taken by ambulance to area hospitals after a traffic collision today, officials said. The crash occurred at Ventura Boulevard and Winnetka Avenue about 2:30 p.m., said Ron Myers, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman. No other details were available. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more

Healthy outreach

first_imgSenior Deputy of Community Press Angela Castro hosted a booth to provide information on how people can access social services. “We just want to make sure that the county be provided with as much information as we can regarding services the county provides.” Castro recommends that residents dial 211 if they want information on the services their community provides such as job training, counseling, drug prevention, suicide prevention, parenting classes, and others. The event also had games and a petting zoo designed mainly for the children. A good number of the families brought blankets to lay on the field and let their little ones run loose in the school’s playground. HOT Committee co-chair Chris Villa said of the even:, “Across the state, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are having a debilitating impact on Latino families, to say nothing of the financial toll. We need to do everything we can to educate as many Latino families as possible of the health risks associated with the diseases.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Families surrounding Maizeland School flocked to a Family Health and Safety Fair on Wednesday for food, games, entertainment and health services. The Hispanic Outreach Taskforce was the driving force behind this annual event, which is meant to draw attention to critical health issues facing Latino families in the community. Along with entertainment for the attendees, the Central City Community Health Center provided a mobile clinic that provided access to a number of free health services such as shots, diabetes and pregnancy tests, and other medical information. Dr. Jose Perez, who was running the health screenings inside the mobile clinic, said that this was a great service for the community. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“This is a very good venue for people to find out about their health, to make sure they get the things that they need,” Perez said. “Our communities usually lack education in where to go for services. The main idea is to come out and make ourselves visible, provide people with that information.” About 20 other organizations were represented. Groups such as SPIRITT Family Services, Rio Hondo College, and the Mexican American Opportunities Program were passing out information and answering questions for the attendees. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department also had booths that provided pamphlets with safety information. Firemen and officers allowed children to climb into their police car and firetruck that were parked in the school. Some youths were even lucky enough to try on firefighter’s safety gear, but only for a moment when they realized they couldn’t move, covered in all the weight. Sheralee Rivera, Maternal/Child Health Program Coordinator for the Central City Community Health Center, was outside the mobile trailer promoting a pregnancy program. “A lot of the people in the community don’t know that there are these services for them. Our role is to make sure they get that information. “There are a lot of programs out there for the community that are very important,” Rivera added. “There are still a lot of children that haven’t got their immunizations.” last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal woman has revealed her horror at the moment two Ryanair planes crashed into eachother at Dublin Airport this morning.The scene of this morning’s plane crash at Dublin airport.Joanne Holmes, from Letterkenny, was flying to Brussels as part of a cross-border renewable energy trip.The Donegal County Council Ren-Net project official revealed how herself and seven others in her party got a shock when the plane next to them crashed into the side of their plane. She told Donegal Daily “It was slightly funny in that one of our party was reading how safe Ryanair was to travel on and all of a sudden we heard this huge bang.“I’m a nervous flyer at the best of times so you can imagine it was scary to say the least.“We had to wait on the plane for ages until a bus came to collect us. You could see it all where the other wing clipped our plane,” she revealed.She added that the scene of fire trucks and all the other emergency personnel was like something out of a film. Joanne and her party were due to depart for Brussels at 6.20am but did not take of until 11am.They were due to go directly to the Lorven Institute to take part in a ‘Best Practice’ seminar but the trip had to be rescheduled.Joanne said she is slightly nervous about flying back later this week.“It’s always going to be in the back of your head after what happened but at least I’m flying back with Aer Lingus,” she laughed. DONEGAL PASSENGER REVEALS HER TERROR AFTER RYANAIR CRASH AT DUBLIN AIRPORT was last modified: October 8th, 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:donegalJoanne HolmesplaneRen Netryanairlast_img read more


first_imgTwo young ladies from Donegal scooped National awards at the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ireland National Convention in Cork.Emma Boylan President of JCI Donegal won the award for Most Outstanding Local President in Ireland. Nikki Bradley Vice President of JCI Donegal won the award for Most Outstanding New Member in Ireland. Emma has also been appointed as Director of Communications for JCI Ireland for 2015. Junior Chamber International Ireland started a new JCI branch in Donegal in January of this year. To date there is 28 members with lots of interest from other parties.The branch have ran many events including The Outstanding Young Person Awards and the Friendly Business Awards. Those awarded at these events in Donegal went on to be recognised nationally. Most recently Patrick Gildea Hairdressers was awarded nationally for their Shop Layout.JCI Donegal also gets involved with the community. JCI members slept outside last weekend to help raise awareness for the Simon Community, they have been involved with Pieta House, the St. Patrick Day’s Parade and much more.JCI also caters for individual members needs by providing training to develop and grow young people between the age of 18 and 40. Emma Boylan President of JCI Donegal commented “Myself and Nikki were delighted to receive the awards! What we are even more delighted about it is that JCI has finally come to Donegal. It’s an amazing initiative for young people and we are now the second biggest branch in Ireland.” Emma laughed “I have told JCI Dublin, who have 48, we will be bigger than them before year end, Donegal can beat Dublin again!”JCI is a place where young leaders and entrepreneurs meet, learn and grow. JCI Donegal is seeking young people in their 20’s and 30’s who are dynamic and enthusiastic, motivated and interested in increasing their exploitable skills set.For more information email Emma at or find JCI Donegal on Facebook and twitter. DONEGAL LADIES PROVE THEY’RE NO JUNIORS AT CHAMBER AWARDS was last modified: October 8th, 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:donegalEmma BoylanJunior Chambernikki bradleylast_img read more

Inland Valley preps preview

first_imgLos Osos vs. Carter Site: Carter HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Los Osos 3-1; Carter 2-2Outlook: A quick glance at Carter’s rushing statistics show a remarkably balanced attack. The Lions have three runners with more than 300 rushing yards, but Carter coach Mike Churchill said the numbers are a little deceiving. Work horse Cetris Morris has 313 yards and seven touchdowns, compiled through four consistent performances. But that’s not the case for the other two runners. “The irony of the thing is that they’ve gotten almost their total in different games,” Churchill said. “It’s feast or famine – do a lot or don’t do anything.” Indeed, Dorian Penn got 215 of his 340 yards against Riverside Rubidoux, and sophomore quarterback Khalid Wooten ran for 206 of his 303 rushing yards in a loss to Cathedral City. “It’s certainly not by design,” Churchill said. Los Osos coach Tom Martinez is quite aware of the Lions’ running threats. “We’ve impressed on our kids that it only takes one play, and they score,” he said. “They have good skill players; we need to contain them.” The Grizzlies, led by the air attack of quarterback Mike Anderson (673 yards, 4 TDs), are coming off their first loss of the season, a 14-7 setback to Chino Hills. Donny Lopiccolo (team-high 26 tackles) and Tyler Rogina (five sacks) are the main Los Osos hopes to stop Carter’s running game. Garey vs. Pomona Site: Ganesha HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Garey 1-3; Pomona 1-3Outlook: This rivalry game has taken on an extra meaning because both teams have struggled to start the season. The squads aren’t just playing for bragging rights; they’d just be happy with a win. Garey finally has some momentum after picking up its first win last week, a 21-0 win over Ganesha in which the Vikings topped their point total from the previous three games combined. The team has still scored just 34 points on the season, but first-year Garey coach Jason Albaugh said the offense is starting to come around. “We have a new offense and a new defense, and the offense always taks a little more time,” Albaugh said. Vikings to watch include running back James Williams, two-way player Jonathon Levya, senior offensive lineman Robert Aquino and defenders Ernie Ramirez and Eddie Priciado. Meanwhile, Pomona coach Leonard Hudson said the Red Devils will have some “new looks” on offense this week after shuffling a few positions. “It’s a work in progress,” Hudson said. “We’ve been lacking when it comes to playing a full game. We’re working on putting the dagger in.” Pomona QB Kelly Johnson has 445 passing yards and RB Rodney Alford has rushed for 385 yards and five TDs this season. Bonita vs. San Dimas Site: San Dimas HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Bonita 4-0; San Dimas 0-4Outlook: There haven’t been too many blowouts in the 33-game history of the Smudge Pot game, so the records in this one might not indicate the results. Bonita has gotten off to a great start, averaging more than 30 points per game and allowing just 16.5 on defense. San Dimas has played a tough schedule (combined record of opponents so far is 12-4) and the coaches are hoping the Saints have been battle-tested. The weak spot might be the defense that has allowed 173 points in four games this season. RBs Tim Rollins and Ryan Richard split the carries for San Dimas, with each averaging more than 5 yards per carry. QB Eric Samples is also the kicker. “We can’t try to do too much, because that’s when you make mistakes,” Saints coach Bill Zernickow said. “We can’t let them get easy scores.” Bonita quarterback Curtis Gold has passed for more than 200 yards in each game this season, and already is approaching 1,000 after four games. Six different receivers have caught touchdowns for the Bearcats this season, led by Phil Aquayo (20 catches for 267 yards, 4 TDs) and Mike McDonald (21 catches for 221 yards, 3 TDs). Do-it-all Bearcat Pablo Garay leads the team in tackles, rushing yards and scoring (he’s also the team’s kicker). Damien vs. Bellflower St. John Bosco AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Site: St. John Bosco HSTime: 7:30 p.m.Records: Damien 3-1; St. John Bosco 2-2Outlook: There wasn’t too much time for Damien to worry about its first loss of the season, a 31-3 loss to Bishop Amat last week. Bellflower St. John Bosco didn’t have a chance to fret either, after losing 30-3 to Valencia. After all, there isn’t shame in losing to Bishop Amat (No. 10 in Div. I) or Valencia (No. 2 in Div. II). But with both teams falling in their upset quests, neither wants to lose again this week. The best way for Damien to avoid a loss would be to shut down the running threat of Lawrence Doss, who already has 397 yards on 61 carries this season, and continue the struggles of Braves QB David Mahr, who has thrown six INTs against just one TD. Damien also wants to avoid Andrew Aquila’s leg: the Bosco kicker has booted eight FGs with a long of 51 yards. Meanwhile, the Spartans’ Patrick Coke has rushed for 415 yards (although he had only 15 last week), and Chris Lucero has anchored the Damien defense with 36 tackles. Colony vs. Upland Site: Upland HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Colony 3-1; Upland 3-1Outlook: After suffering a one-point loss in their season-opener, Upland hasn’t even played a close game, winning by an average of 37 points. This is another game as part of Colony’s upgraded schedule, the second Baseline League opponent this year. Colony lost to Alta Loma, 26-7 two weeks ago. Derrick Smith has paced the speedy Colony rushing attack, averaging more than 9.1 yards per carry and scoring four touchdowns to go along with 336 rushing yards. Omar Bolden isn’t far behind, with 8.8 yards per carry, two touchdowns and 325 rushing yards. Upland has been effective through the air this year, with QB Bryan Harding throwing for 818 yards (9 TDs, 3 INTs), and Adolph Overstreet and John Reese combining for nine TD receptions. Etiwanda vs. Diamond Bar Site: Diamond Bar HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Etiwanda 1-3; Diamond Bar 3-0-1Outlook: A week after winning its first game in two seasons, Etiwanda couldn’t quite stay with Chino Hills, as the Huskies scored the final two TDs in a 42-21 victory. Allyn Fontenot has rushed for 475 yards and four TDs to lead the Eagles. Diamond Bar is undefeated this season, but needed Daniel Torres’ 36-yard FG against Walnut last week to escape with a 24-21 victory. Joe Beaudion rushed for 462 yards and three TDs to lead the Brahmas. QB Jeff Jansen has not thrown an INT this season, tossing eight TDs to go along with his 704 yards. – Compiled by Jeff Gluck and Pete Marshall Tonight’s other games: (All games 7 p.m. except where indicated) Citrus Belt League Eisenhower at A.B. Miller, 7:30 p.m. Rialto at Fontana, 7:30 p.m. Nonleague Alta Loma at Walnut Charter Oak at Claremont Ayala at West Covina Ganesha vs. Chino Hills at Ayala HS San Bernardino at Chaffey Diamond Ranch vs. Covina at Covina District Stadium Santa Ana Valley vs. Don Lugo at Chino HS Sultana at Montclair Jurupa Valley vs. Ontario at Colony HS Sunny Hills at Ontario Christian 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Evolutionary Psychology “Wrong in Almost Every Detail”

first_imgSeems like Darwinism can’t get anything right about the human psyche.  Sharon Begley, writing in the Wall Street Journal, discussed David J. Buller’s new book, Adapting Minds (MIT Press, 2005), and found it “the most persuasive critique of evo psych I have encountered.”  Buller details why evolutionary psychology, despite its bravado, fails to explain rape, child abuse, and even normal sexual attraction.  Begley was so convinced, she said, “After ‘Adapting Minds,’ it is impossible to ever again think that human behavior is the Stone Age artifact that evolutionary psychology claims.”The Darwinian explanatory edifice is being dismantled before the eyes of the watching world, one crumbling mud brick at a time.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more