Marshall powers STGC to Eltham drubbing

first_imgFormer national under-17 captain, Alex Marshall, seemed in a league of his own, bobbing and weaving his way to four superb goals, leading many time winners St George’s College (STGC) to a 6-0 win over Eltham in their Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA)/Flow Manning Cup competition at Winchester Park yesterday.Marshall, who had a hand in all six of STGC’s goals, scored himself in minutes; 13, 41, 51 and 55. He has scored seven times so far this season.Hakim Williams scored in the 32nd minute, while Akeem Prawl scored in the 44th.”I feel elated with my four goals because I listened to the coach’s instructions, and he said that we need to start kick from the 18 yard box, and inside the 18, so I went out there and executed,” Marshall told The Gleaner.”I thank God for my performance. My mother said I must start scoring goals now, and stop passing the ball when I can kick,” he underlined.Interestingly, Marshall said he is most looking forward to facing Wolmer’s Boys in the competition this season.”From I was a little boy, coming up from Pepsi (Colt under-16), they always knock me out of competitions, so I want to repay the favour this time,” he stressed.The George’s machine was no doubt up and running yesterday, as they bounced back from a shock 2-1 defeat to Innswood, earlier this week.Aside from a few chances which went wide of goal, or those which became regulation catches for goalkeeper Cyle Elliot, there was nothing in the game for Eltham.”Usually we don’t do as well in the first half, and today we were four nothing up at half-time. We came out much more relaxed in the second half, so it was a good performance, and we give thanks,” said STGC coach, Neville Bell.”We (St George’s College) still have some work to do, and we will continue working hard,” he stressed.Meanwhile, coach Glenville Holmes blasted his winless Eltham team.”So far, we have had a very poor season due mainly to indiscipline. The guys are not following instructions. They go out there and do what they think they should do and not what we as the coaching staff want them to do, and it is costing us dearly,” he bemoaned.YESTERDAY’S RESULTSGROUP AClan Carthy 0-1 St CatherineGROUP BHaile Selassie 1Hydel 4GROUP CDenham Town 2 Innswood 3St Georges College 6 Eltham 0GROUP FAscot 1 Norman Manley 3Vauxhall 2 Jonathan Grant 1Excelsior 3 Spanish Town 0TODAY’S GAMESGROUP ATivoli vs Jamaica CollegeGROUP DPenwood vs Holy TrinityCharlie Smith vs St Andrew TechnicalGROUP EKingston High vs Wolmer’sBridgeport vs MonaGROUP GJose Marti vs Kingston CollegeCampion vs Waterfordlast_img read more

Two for one tie sale for Midget Flyers

first_imgAfter the weekend, the Flyers sit with a record of 6-2-2-0.This coming weekend, the Flyers will travel to Dawson Creek to compete in their annual Midget Tournament. It was a tie filled weekend for the Petroleum Association Midget Flyers.Saturday, the Flyers welcomed High Prairie in a game which resulted in a 5-5 draw. With the Flyers down 4-2, Brett Howard single handedly gave the Flyers life. Howard scored two unassisted short handed goals in the same shift to tie the game at four all. The Flyers would even take the lead, but High Prairie would respond minutes later to tie the game up for a final score of 5-5.- Advertisement -Sunday, the Flyers played Peace River in what was a physical affair. Despite firing 25 shots in the second period, Fort St. John found themselves down 2-1 entering the third. Midway through the third frame, Basco would tie the game up for the Flyers, with the assist coming from Jayton Wieler. Advertisementlast_img read more

Briefs: Skiing star Kildow suffers another setback on the slopes

first_img“I straddled a gate and caught the gate with my (ski) tip and hyperextended my knee,” Kildow said Friday. “It’s not season-ending, but right now I’m not racing until it heals.” Kildow missed Friday’s slalom and will sit out the team event that concludes the championships Sunday. She doesn’t plan to return until early March. At last year’s Turin Olympics, Kildow fell during downhill training. She was hospitalized overnight and came back and competed in all four of her events – but pain limited her performance and her best result was seventh in super-G. At these championships, Kildow finished second in super-G and downhill. BASKETBALL: Shooting guard Marta Fernandez, a 25-year-old MVP of the Women’s Spanish League last season, signed with the WBNA’s Sparks. GOLF: Morgan Pressel, 18, moved a step closer to becoming the youngest player in LPGA Tour history to win a 54-hole event, shooting a 4-under 68 for a share of the second-round lead in the season-opening SBS Open in Kahuku, Hawaii. Sherri Steinhauer and Paula Creamer are all at 7-under 137. David Eger shot a 4-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Champions Tour Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am in Lutz, Fla. Mark O’Meara had a 74 in his first Champions Tour round. FOOTBALL: Ron Rivera, the Chicago Bears’ third-year defensive coordinator, was the fourth candidate to interview for the San Diego Chargers’ head coaching job. It’s believed that Mike Zimmer, recently hired as Atlanta’s defensive coordinator after doing the same job for Dallas, will interview today, with Gary Gibbs, a former Oklahoma head coach who is New Orleans’ defensive coordinator, coming in Sunday. The Chicago Bears designated linebacker Lance Briggs their franchise player. He would have become an unrestricted free agent March 2 if he didn’t reach a contract agreement with the Bears before then. COLLEGES: Longtime Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles is expected to announce his retirement sometime this weekend, a source told the Associated Press. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img This time, Lindsey Kildow’s fall came after she earned two silver medals. The American star skier said she suffered a partially torn right ACL in training at Are, Sweden, and will miss the final two events of the world championships. last_img read more

Pump panic

first_imgJUST in case anyone still believes it’s an accident oil companies like ExxonMobil and Chevron and BP and Shell have achieved record profits quarter after quarter during the last few years, here’s some information that will utterly debunk such naive thinking: As of early spring, crude oil prices were several pennies lower per gallon this year than last year. But the pump price of gasoline was considerably higher. In February, the average California price of $2.81 was nearly 24 cents higher than a year earlier and 45 cents above the national average. In early April, the average California price of $3.29 was 62 cents over the national average. Today’s price of over $3.46 has already topped the previous average statewide high of $3.38 per gallon, with no signs of a ceiling in sight. How can this be happening when oil companies continually tell us, their customers, that fluctuations in the price of crude and refinery problems are the major impetus for changes in their pump prices? Easy. It’s called gouging. As long as no significant gasoline retailer breaks ranks and the price at the pump remains fairly constant from one street corner to the next within a region, there is no reason for oil companies not to raise prices. So they do. That’s how ExxonMobil made a record $9 billion profit during the third quarter of last year (with yearly profits of about half the entire budget of the state of California, to put it into perspective). But Exxon’s profits dropped a tad in the fourth quarter, you might note. So did those of the rest of Big Oil. The reason for that was clear and fairly well documented: Oil companies last fall did all they could to keep Republicans in the majority in Congress because no matter how high prices went during its reign, the GOP never did a thing to rein them in. No hearings questioning oil company executives about their pricing practices. No anti-gouging bills. Nothing. And historically, when gasoline prices drop during the fall political season, the party in power stays there. So – surprise – prices dropped from last summer’s peak average of $3.38 for a gallon of unleaded regular to about $2.20 just before Election Day last November. The prediction here then was that prices would rise gradually starting the week after the election. And they did, quickly. There is, of course, no smoking-gun piece of evidence to prove that oil companies set their prices in concert, acting as a cartel. There is also no hard evidence that a combination of collusion and political opportunism led to last fall’s unified price drop. This may be because no one has either subpoenaed oil company e-mails and letters or eavesdropped on their telephone calls. It’s also because state investigators have repeatedly thrown up their hands in frustration over their inability to get to internal oil company communications of all kinds. Only federal officials have the power to subpoena that material, and so far they have not. But the fact is that during last fall, as prices fell, the difference in what oil companies paid for a gallon of crude oil and what they charged for a gallon of gasoline at the pump dropped sharply. From a peak difference of $1.37 per gallon in October 2005 to a low of 85.9 cents per gallon in November, oil company margins fell by more than 50 cents per gallon. But they started to climb once again the moment the election was history, standing last month at $1.22 per gallon. This number means that while oil companies continue to insist there’s a direct link between what they pay for crude oil and what they charge for gasoline, that connection has been altered, stretched or eliminated altogether during the last three years. “These figures show that gasoline prices are not about the price of oil, but about maximizing the already obscene profits of oil companies and their refiners,” says Judy Dugan, research director for the consumer advocate Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. The newest numbers and the repeated failures of state investigators also combine to show why a full-scale investigation of gasoline pricing should now become one of the highest priorities of the new Democratic majority in Congress. Thomas D. Elias is a writer living in Southern California. Write to him by e-mail at tdelias@aol.com. 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

Figure in Ferrari crash enters car-theft plea

first_imgEriksson, a former executive with the European video-game company Gizmondo, imported two Enzo Ferraris and a rare Mercedes McLaren SLR worth an estimated $3.8 million, prosecutors said. The cars were owned by British financial institutions and leased to Eriksson, Deputy District Attorney Steven Sowders said in a statement. The lease agreement did not allow Eriksson to take the cars out of Great Britain, Sowders said.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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHall also told the judge Eriksson should be held because he did not cooperate with Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators and made “untrue statements” to immigration officials. Outside court, Elden said his client was not a flight risk because he owned a home and business in the Los Angeles area. Eriksson’s other attorney, Andrew Flier, called the bail amount “outrageous” – far exceeding the $1 million bail for clients he is defending in murder cases. “This is a traffic collision that has turned into a major criminal case because of the value of the Ferrari,” Flier said. Eriksson was charged with embezzlement, grand theft and possession of a gun by a felon. He also was charged with two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving. A Swedish businessman involved in the high-speed crash of a rare Ferrari on a coastal highway pleaded not guilty Monday to embezzlement and other charges in the alleged theft of a collection of exotic cars. Bo Stefan M. Eriksson, 44, did not speak during the hearing. The plea was entered on his behalf by his attorney, David Elden, as Eriksson listened from behind a glass barrier. Judge Mary Strobel set a bail review hearing for April 24. Deputy District Attorney Tamara Hall said bail had been set at $5.5 million to include the $3.8 million cost of the cars and because Eriksson was considered a flight risk after authorities found an airline ticket for an April 10 flight to the United Kingdom. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS WIN THE SENIOR RESERVE ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE

first_imgFour Masters GAA Club NotesTicket distribution: The allocation of 412 tickets to club is being worked on for assigning to club members and hopefully will be distributed to members on Tuesday 16th Abbey Hotel @ 9pm, Text will go out to members who are to receive a ticket.All Ireland: Good Luck to Jim and Declan, Karl, Paul, Luke, Daire and all involved on Sunday 21st Sept from everyone in the club. Huge well done:Well done to Mickey Martin Reserve Team Manager, John Doogan Mentor and the full reserve team and panel on their convincing win on Saturday evening against Ardara and securing themselves as winners of the Senior Reserve All County League.Remaining match away to Gweedore, where Cup will be presented to the Four Masters team and Captain.Four Masters GAA Club Draw: This is the last few days for your chance to win two tickets to the All Ireland Football Final & get spending money! Tickets can still be bought if you call into the Abbey Hotel between 9 & 9.30pm Tuesday and Wednesday night.Draw will take place on Thursday 18th September 2014 @9pm in Dom’s Pier One, Quay Street, Donegal Town.Sponsor a Virtual Sod: Sponsor a Virtual Sod is available on a new link on our website www.fourmastersgaa.com or contact any club officer about details, to sponsor either by PayPal or contact club member for application form.Please support this initiative, check out our virtual pitch. This is your chance to get your name on Tir Conaill Park Sod.Under 8’s: Under 8 boys went to Ardara last Saturday. Two teams A&B were taken. 26 boys in total. Our A team had very good wins against Ardara, Dungloe and Naomh Columba.Our boys played some unbelievable football. The performance was truly the best all year at all our blitzes.The boys tackling and blocking, catching and passing was of a high standard.Our A team was coaches were Ronan Boyle, Mick Kilcoyne and Damien Dunnion. Our B team had some great games winning all three of their matches also, coaches were Gerry Ebbs and David Murray.The whole event was very well organised by John McConnell and all the Ardara club. we thank them for a great day.The boys have progressed very well since the start of the year.They were a joy to manage. They were very eager at training to do well.We challenged them to develop both hands at hand passing both feet at soloing, pick ups, kicking.They rose to this challenge and we hope they’ll continue to practise and use this in the future. Manager Ronan Boyle expressed sincere thanks to all coaches; Odie McBride, Mick Kilcoyne , Greg Doherty, Gerry Ebbs, Michael Feeney, Damien Dunnion, James Cullen, David Murray.Online activity: Follow Four Masters via Facebook, Twitter, Club App and www.fourmastersgaa.comGAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS WIN THE SENIOR RESERVE ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE was last modified: September 16th, 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

John Motson claims West Ham have a cloud hanging over them after woeful start

first_img Traore’s late winner lit up the away end at West Ham Pellegrini’s bubble may already have burst in east London Commentating on his first game since coming out of retirement for talkSPORT, Motson noticed how negative the atmosphere was around the club.After fan protests last season, the legendary broadcaster admitted there is still tension in the east London air.He told talkSPORT 2: “You just feel sorry for some of the West Ham supporters, some of whom I am going to meet on the way out.“They haven’t done it again, and somehow a cloud still hangs over this club and this stadium. John Motson likened the toxic atmosphere at West Ham United to a cloud looming ominously over the London Stadium.Adama Traore’s last-minute winner condemned the Hammers to their fourth straight Premier League defeat to leave them rooted to the bottom of the table. 2 2 “I don’t quite know how to put it any other way.”After spending over £100million on players in the summer transfer window, Manuel Pellegrini would have hoped for some sort of return on his investment.But all the Chilean has to show for his efforts is a narrow victory over League One side AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup.last_img read more

MAN IN COURT ON SCRAP METAL THEFT CHARGES

first_imgA MAN has appeared in court charged with stealing €150 worth of scrap metal.Martin Gerard Stokes, of Forest Park, Killygordon is accused of the theft at Meenalig, Cloghan, July 10, 2012.The case against the 49-year-old at Letterkenny District Court was adjourned. MAN IN COURT ON SCRAP METAL THEFT CHARGES was last modified: February 25th, 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:KillygordonMartin Gerard Stokesscrao metaltheftlast_img read more

Tsvangirai’s ‘invest in Zimbabwe’ tour

first_img23 April 2009Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is to lead a team of his ministers on an international tour to lure Western countries to invest in Zimbabwe.South African Foreign Affairs director-general Ayanda Ntsaluba told journalists in Pretoria on on Tuesday that Tsvangirai and his team would visit the major Western nations to see if they would partner in assisting Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe’s unity government, comprising President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party and Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change, is seeking around US$8.5-billion from international donors for its short-term emergency recovery programme.However, international donors have said they will only dispense aid once there is clear evidence of real change within the shattered country.The United States and European Union maintain visa bans and asset freezes on individuals and companies linked to human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, as well as embargoes on the sale of arms and equipment that could be used for internal repression.Ntsaluba said the region had begun to see progress under the new government, though it was still in the early stages. “We continue to be encouraged by progress the inclusive government is making. We get a sense of greater coherence and commitment by all parties involved.”He added that South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) remained committed to assisting in resolving the economic crisis in that country.“South Africa will help in alleviating the plight of the most vulnerable in terms of targeted sectors like health and education and in terms of a credit line,” Ntsaluba said.The South African government is currently in discussions to determine how much it is prepared to give to Zimbabwe. “We’d prefer not to say how much is involved as discussions are still under way,” Ntsaluba said.He added that it was vital for other SADC countries to join in helping Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe Economic Planning Minister Elton Mangoma on Monday declared the Zimbabwe dollar a dead currency. He said it could be returned as a different currency, or as notes, once inflation was under control.“The Zimbabwe dollar is dead,” Mangoma said. “It is no longer being printed and not likely to be used for a year at least.”Speaking in Pretoria, Mangoma, who was in South Africa to lure local business to invest in Zimbabwe, said officially the rand was the most favoured currency for trade while the US dollar, the Botswana pula and British pound were also allowed.Mangoma said the role of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the powers of its governor had been reviewed and considerably reduced so that they no longer determine and pioneer economic policies and direction.“It is the unity government that has agreed on the macro-economic framework and will be driving its implementation,” Mangoma said, assuring South African businesses that his government would protect their investments.A deal with the South African government on the protection of investments according to international conventions was also being finalised.Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more

Apigee Adds Awesome Bar, Tools for the Facebook Citizen Developer

first_imgRelated Posts It’s these kinds of services we are seeing from Mashery and other platform providers. Platforms really are a big part of the cloud these days. Developers feed these ecosystems with the apps they create. To better compete, platform providers will need to offer ways that citizen developers can navigate APIs so they can work in the environment provided. alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Today, there are more than one million Facebook developers. Many of these developers in this community are relatively new to Web services and APIs. They represent a new generation of what Gartner calls “citizen developers,” a group that by 2014 will create 25% of all business applications.Apigee is a platform for managing APIs. The service is built on the premise that developers need the tools to develop APIs but they also increasingly need more ways to understand the services they are integrating.In that vein, Apigeee has just launched a new service that provides developers with guidance for how to navigate the new Graph API from Facebook.It includes the features that Apigee launched a few months ago at the Chirp conference for the Twitter API. The free service includes providing analytics, monitoring, debugging and testing tools for the Facebook API. Developers may monitor usage levels, review usage patterns, see the geo-location and look at performance metrics like response time.We like how a developer may browse through the Facebook API to see the scope of different responses that may be generated. Sam Ramji of Apigee says it provides the developer with ways to learn by doing. He compares it to riding a bike. You can read how to ride a bike. You learn by actually riding it.But most interesting for us is the addition of an “awesome bar” and a “share” button, two features that are taken right out of the hand book for consumer-based social technologies.The awesome bar is borrowed from Firefox which first offered the ability to auto-complete a web address in the browser. The Apigee service provides the same capability for developers when they are looking for a particular aspect of the Facebok API.The sharing feature allows developers to share what they are seeing by taking a snapshot of API request/response pairs and distributing it with a URL. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more