KC receives nutritional boost

first_img Grateful Marguerita Douglas-Hall, vice-principal, of KC, said that the institution is very grateful for the sponsorship. “This is quite important because for them to train on a regular basis and for long hours, they have to be well-balanced in their diet, and Intrust has provided something that really helps the diet of these youngsters,” said Douglas-Hall. “I think with all the budget cuts that we have been having , it will very well be worth us having this programme because it will save us (money) for sure,” Douglas-Hall said. Meanwhile, Ludlow Bernard, coach of KC, who won the Super Cup title last year and was a semi-finalist in the Manning Cup, said the products would go a far way in assisting the team with preparations for the new season. “It is indeed a real honour to be provided with these products that are ever so essential for the nutritional needs for our players,” said Bernard. “It is greatly appreciated, and we are hoping that it will go a far way in our feeding programme.” robert.bailey@gleanerjm.com Kingston College’s (KC) Manning Cup team received a major boost ahead of next month’s start of the schoolboy football season, as nutrition company Qualcare presented the school with their newest shake drink, Intrust. Daniel Wright, dietitian for Qualcare and brand ambassador for Intrust, handed over her company’s products to the school during a press briefing at the school’s North Street campus yesterday. Wright said that the sponsorship is only for this summer, but there are plans afoot to sponsors the school’s sport programmes on a long term basis. “Qualcare is very big on physical activities and dieting, overall, and we chose to sponsor KC because they are a very noble institution and the players are outstanding, and they do very well,” said Wright. “This is only for the preseason, but we are looking further for more business with Kingston College and some other institutions,” she said.last_img read more

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Laurie Foster | Much for ISSA to consider

first_img Unfortunate alterations Another Jamaican school-boy football season has come to its end. The person or persons who wrote the script should be on a high, given that so many boxes, which seem to promote progress, have been ticked. It was a season for the palates which delight in history. Cornwall College pouched the 5-year-old Champions Cup trophy for all-island knockout encounters, a historic first for a rural school. Competitions like the Manning Cup, which Kingston College took after 32 years in the wilderness, and the daCosta Cup and Olivier Shield, both going to Clarendon College, have been around for decades. The North Street school, coached by Ludlow Bernard, was wondering if it would ever happen, while the Lenworth Hyde Clarendonians were adamant that their success should be dedicated to the recently departed Jamaican icon, coach Winston Chung-Fah who, with Hyde as the talisman, crowned them the bigwigs in 1977-78. However, regardless of the history, changes are always welcome, provided they redound to a healthier state in the format and its execution. As a look is taken on the stewardship of the governing body for all three early vintage competitions, the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Foster’s Fairplay is attracted to two innovations that, if sustained, will give a new look and feel for what is to come. One of these, which actually came into being for 2018, is the amendment in the regulations under which the Walker and Ben Francis trophies are contested. With so much having already been said, a significant amount in rejection, it is sufficient to refer to this particular alteration as unfortunate. Both conceptualisers of these trophies have passed, but it leaves a question. Could it have been in their thoughts to have teams who fall short of the excellence, which they portrayed in their own careers, vie against one another and at the end of the day be called champions. This is the label now given to Charlemont and Hydel, the rural and urban winners, respectively. Messrs Walker and Francis were both captains of the education industry, and it is difficult to conceive that they would want to recognise and reward teams which fall in the category that the two last-named have. What is further troubling is that teams which advanced to the later stages of the competition end up empty-handed, while the St Catherine duo can look at the trophies, which now adorn their cabinets. They are to be congratulated, as they played the games and triumphed with the format which was open to them. It cannot be their fault why such a lopsided decision was made. Meanwhile, the teams that advanced from the opening round in which the lucky duo was ousted have just got to go back to the training ground and hope that fortune will favour them next time around. In fairness to ISSA, they have voiced an intention to take a second look at the situation, which tends to confirm that the original ruling had some faults. On the plus side from ISSA are the new regulations governing the recruiting of athletes from one school under their canopy to another. To put it in its simplest form, no receiving school will be able to register more than three athletes for competition in 2019 and beyond. Those who qualify through the sixth form route are not affected. Foster’s Fairplay welcomes this amendment. It will compel the schools which are in the business of recruiting to be more selective in their choices as to who to bring in. The bottom line to this activity is clearly to enhance the status of the team and place it in a more advantageous position to challenge for Champs honours. There have been accusations in the past that schools will import athletes who are not needed immediately, as they seek to deny a close rival the chance of signing those athletes. This also denies the athlete the opportunity to make his or her own mark, even if it is inferior to the so-called ‘better recruits.’ There is such a phenomenon as ‘late bloomers.’ ISSA should be lauded for this astute move which should, in addition, lead to a wider spread of talent on show at the high-school level. Is that not what is required? Feedback: e-mail: lauriefoster2012@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Amrouche-less Stars seek Lesotho profit

first_imgAccording to the FIFA order, Stars start as favourites against the side 36 places below them in their quest to get a win, squeeze a stalemate, scoring or otherwise or should they go down, the advantage of an away goal (s).The Kenyans will be under assistant head coach James Nandwa, after his fiery Belgian boss Adel Amrouche was slapped with a two-match ban by CAF for confronting match officials in Comoros during their preliminary round return leg where a 1-1 stalemate was enough to see them progress 2-1 on aggregate.Stars will miss the influence of Belgian based duo of Lommel United midfielder Johanna Omolo and Racing Genk winger Ayub Timbe who scored in both legs of the preliminary round besides the loss of their first choice glove-man, Arnold Origi, who was denied clearance by his Norwegian club because the fixture falls outside the FIFA calendar.Kenya played to a goalless draw in a friendly against Burundi on Tuesday as captain Victor Wanyama was sent off moments after coming on as a substitute for his first international red card although it will not count against Lesotho.The game gave little insight into the potency of the Kenyan side that has never lost away under Amrouche’s watch upfront but it appears Stars are going to deploy rearguard action in Lesotho.Inter Milan midfielder, MacDonald Mariga, who is line to play in his second competitive match for Stars since 2012, called on his team-mates to treat their Maseru assignment as a landmine field.“I believe we are well prepared and the friendly was a good test to new call-ups. The coach saw our mistakes which we will be working out before Lesotho game.“I’m in a good shape, I will continue working hard and hope to make it to the first XI but above all we need to either draw or win because I believe we have high chances of making it to the group. We should approach the match cautiously since Lesotho is a good team,” Mariga, the elder brother of Wanyama, told Capital Sport before the team departed for Maseru.Tusker midfielder, Brian Osumba, who has blossomed for the 2011/12 Kenyan Premier League champions, is the only player making his debut for Stars.Amrouche dropped four players for the Maseru trip; defenders Dennis Odhiambo (Thika United) and Abdullatiff Mohamed (Bandari) as well as forwards Paul Kiongera from KCB and KRA’s Geoffrey Kataka.With the absence of Origi, Wilson Obungu is the probable candidate to start in between the sticks as James Situma and Aboud Omar man the full back positions.Al Taawon defender David Ochieng and David ‘Calabar’ Owino are the favoured centre-half pairing with Wanyama, Finland based Peter Opiyo, Oman based Jamal Mohammed, Mariga and Francis Kahata manning the midfield.Allan Wanga, Jacob Keli and David Gateri who plies his trade in South Africa are the options upfront.Fired LesothoLesotho are on a high of stunning Liberia on a 2-1 aggregate in their preliminary clash having overturned a first-leg deficit in Monrovia.They received an equivalent of Sh25, 000 for each player from the federation ahead of Sunday’s match for motivation besides the benefit of having the core of their squad playing in their domestic league.The two sides have met five times with Kenya having a better head-to-head record with three wins, a draw and loss. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, July 18 – Harambee Stars are out to make capital from the pressure on hosts Lesotho during the first leg of their second round 2015 Afcon qualifier in Maseru on Sunday.Buoyed by breaking into the top 100 of the FIFA World Rankings released this week for the first time in eight years on the back of run of 14 internationals without loss, Kenya are hoping to secure an advantage against the side that quashed the dream of established Liberia in the previous round.last_img read more

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FKF slap MoU in bid to promote 6, axe 4

first_imgIn a slap to the face of consensus on a matter that almost paralysed the start of the top flight season, the federation mandarins turned back on the deal they had thrashed out with KPL to restore decisions taken during Special General Meeting that passed the resolution to have 18 teams.“Regarding the composition of the top-tier league for the 2016 season and beyond, the decisions of the Special General Meeting held in Kakamega on January 30th, 2015 and the Third Annual General Meeting held in Nairobi on August 28th, remain in force in the context of determining the number of clubs to be relegated and promoted.“In this regard, four (4) teams will be relegated from the top-tier league and six (6) promoted from the FKF Premier League to make a league of 18 teams,” part of the statement read.However, this is a huge contradiction of the MoU agreed upon between FKF and KPL in October, where it was agreed two teams will be promoted and two to be promoted from the second tier FKF-PL.KPL has maintained they will retain a 16-team format outlining,“The MoU is the latest document and we will stand by it. We just had a governing council meeting today (Tuesday) and re-affirmed our stand with the MOU. I don’t get what FKF is trying to do because we signed the document together and agreed,” KPL boss, Jack Oguda underscored.It paves way for another bruising battle off season with the SPL ending this weekend as the FKF-PL’s conclusion is mired in confusion.Leading a FIFA delegation in March, Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi ordered FKF and KPL to discuss the  relegation and promotion criteria before signing an MoU before June.The issue of forming an 18-team top tier was the bone of contention between the two at the beginning of the season that gave rise to parallel top flights as the standoff persisted.Should they bulldoze their latest wish, Chemelil Sugar, Nairobi City Stars and KCB risk being drooped as the league concludes this weekend.It is not clear who would be promoted from the second tier after FKF-PL clubs boycotted the league when the federation awarded Kisii based Shabana FC and Kakamega Homeboyz boardroom points accusing West Kenya and St. Anthony of fielding ineligible players.“Clubs participating in the FKF Premier League which recently decided to abscond from honouring their fixtures will lose points for the matches absconded and will face severe disciplinary action as guided by the FKF Constitution, FIFA Statutes and the FIFA Code of Ethics that is binding on them.“Further, in addressing themselves to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Federation and Kenyan Premier League, the clubs were displaying a lack of understanding of the provisions of Article 9 (2) & 9 (3) of the Sporting Integrity provisions of the FIFA Statutes that exclusively vest the authority to determine the criteria for promotion and/or relegation of clubs to the Federation,” the statement from FKF added in trying to defend their latest dictatorial edict.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FKF President, Sam Nyamweya during the launch of his election manifesto in 2011.NAIROBI, October 27 – Football Kenya Federation has gone against the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreed between them and Kenyan Premier League after declaring four teams will be relegated while six will join the top flight next season.The new development was reached upon on Tuesday after the federation’s National Executive Committee met in Nairobi.last_img read more

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Southampton boss Koeman pleased with point at Aston Villa

first_imgSouthampton boss Ronald Koeman was happy enough to come away from Villa Park with a point after Nathaniel Clyne’s late equaliser snatched a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.The hosts broke the deadlock after 30 minutes when Gabriel Agbonlahor beat an onrushing Fraser Forster to the ball and coolly slotted in to end the Saints’ four-match run of Premier League clean sheets.Saints were a shadow of the side we’ve been used to this season, failing to turn their intricate build-up play into goal bound opportunities.But their persistence paid off when an unmarked Clyne strolled into the box to collect Ryan Bertrand’s cross and slam past Brad Guzan with nine minutes left to claim a share of the spoils.And Koeman, whose side remain in second place though are now just two points above Manchester City, was pleased with the result.“We had a good team to win to tonight but after going 1-0 down, in an attacking way we didn’t have the freshness to create the opportunities what we normally have,” he told Sky Sports.“If you score that late in a 1-1 draw then I think you can be happy with the result at the end, but we missed some freshness and some qualities and it was difficult because at 1-0 – the misunderstanding defensively – it was more difficult.“It was completely a misunderstanding in defence. But that’s football, we’re human people and we can make mistakes, but after going 1-0 down it was more difficult.”Koeman’s side are facing a testing month ahead which brings games against Man City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea.The Saints also have to play four games in nine days over Christmas including league fixtures on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day before the FA Cup third round on the first weekend in January.He added: “It’s a nice week to play and we live game to game and of course, it’s three big teams but as I said before the game, every game is a battle, every game is difficult.“Aston Villa had some key players injured and maybe they were more dangerous, it was difficult and we didn’t reach our level. We need that to be competitive against City for Sunday.” Southampton manager Ronald Koeman 1last_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN TAKES DAIL SEAT FOR LABOUR IN DUBLIN

first_imgOne local Donegal family turned their attention to the political scene in Dublin at the weekend. Michael Connaghan who is from Calhame in Dunkineely was elected on the third count as a Labour party candidate in the Dublin South Central constituency.The former Lord Mayor of Dublin received 5,500 first preference votes in the tightly contested five seater constituency with 16 other candidates.  His brother Bernard Connaghan who lives in Killybegs says he is very proud of Michael’s achievements.“We’re all delighted for Michael. He did very well and we are extremely proud of him,” he said.DONEGAL MAN TAKES DAIL SEAT FOR LABOUR IN DUBLIN was last modified: March 1st, 2011 by gregShare 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

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Gary Neville predicts when Mohamed Salah will leave Liverpool

first_img LATEST deals BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Mohamed Salah’s time at Liverpool could soon be over, Gary Neville believes.The forward has been a revelation for the Reds since signing from Roma in 2017 for just £34million and has a contract until 2023.The 27-year-old has scored 72 goals in 102 games for the club and helped them win the Champions League last season by scoring in the final. He has quickly established himself as a fan favourite but Neville thinks his Liverpool doesn’t have long left.Speaking on Sky Bet’s Big Debate with Jamie Carragher, he said: “Salah’s going to leave in the next 12 months, I can see it already.“He [Carragher] knows, he won’t say it. I can see it, you can feel it, you can smell it, you know when a player’s like…” What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest United finished a disappointing sixth but that did not deter Neville’s prediction.The 44-year-old added: “I can guarantee you as clear as day, Manchester United will win again. They’ll probably win the league before Liverpool, in my opinion.“And that’s not being disrespectful, they’ll probably win the league before Liverpool.” Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Mohamed Salah is a fan favourite at Liverpool Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ OFF on target 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Getty Images – Getty New job Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:47Loaded: 9.22%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Salah is one of the most lethal forwards in Europe Former Manchester United player Neville was also confident the Red Devils would win the league before Liverpool.Liverpool came agonisingly close to winning the Premier League last season and finished runner-up to Manchester City despite racking up 97 points. Getty Images – Getty Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers FAREWELL 2 Liverpool will beat Man City to the title says Simon JordanCarragher then interrupted Neville and claimed United would not win a European Cup before the Merseyside giants.Neville replied: “Maybe not, but I think they’ll win the league before Liverpool.“They’re more ripe, they’re closer than you think and it’s not as bad as you think. That’s always the way it is.”last_img read more

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Washington County Inmate Roster – 3-13-18

first_imgTheft March 13Salem Police DepartmentDustin A. Nelson, Salem Possession of MethPossession of a SyringePossession of Marijuana, Hash, Hash Oil, Hashish or SilviaMaintaining a Common Nuisancecenter_img Karrie McCormick, 41, Salemlast_img

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Scott County Inmate Roster – 12-3-19

first_imgView Profile >>> Release Date:12-02-2019 – 1:25 pm Booking Date:09-26-2019 – 6:33 am DOWLING, ASHLEY Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Charges:IC 35-43-4-2(A)(1)(A)FL6 ~ THEFT – GREATER THAN $750 LT $50,000 View Profile >>> DAVIS, REBECCA Booking #:SCJAIL:2019-001334 Release Date:12-02-2019 – 12:25 pm Charges:IC 35-44.1-3-4(C)FL6 ~ ESCAPE; FAILURE TO RETURN TO LAWFUL DETENTION Booking #:SCJAIL:2019-001387 Booking Date:11-07-2019 – 5:16 pm Charges:IC 35-48-4-6.1(A)FL6 ~ POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINEIC 35-48-4-8.3(A)MA ~ POSSESSION OF PARAPHERNALIAIC 35-48-4-13(b)FL6 ~ MAINTAINING A COMMON NUISANCE Booking #:SCJAIL:2019-001161 Release Date:12-02-2019 – 8:25 am Booking Date:11-24-2019 – 10:26 am View Profile >>> LINSCOTT, BRENDAlast_img read more

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Spencer baseball crushes Colby

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterCOLBY — Calvin Lenz allowed just one hit in five innings as the Spencer baseball team routed Colby 17-0 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division matchup Thursday at Colby High School.Lenz struck out five, did not walk a batter, and had a double offensively for the Rockets (6-2, 4-1 Cloverbelt East), who pull into sole possession of second place in the conference.Colby drops to 4-2 overall and in the conference.Nate Neumann was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Jake Meyers, Mitch Susa, and Ryan Busse each added two hits for the Rockets.Spencer scored 10 runs in the top of the fifth inning to finish off the win via the 10-run rule.The Rockets play at Gilman on Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Rockets 17, Hornets 0Spencer 104 2(10) – 17 13 1Colby 000 00 – 0 1 5WP: Calvin Lenz. LP: Morrow.SO: Lenz 5.Top hitters: S, Nate Neumann 2×3, 3 RBIs; Jake Meyers 2×3, RBI; Mitch Susa 2×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Ryan Busse 2×4, 2 RBIs; Lenz 2B.Records: Spencer 6-2, 4-1 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Colby 4-2 overall and Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

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