Having coached Wolmer’s Boys standout midfielder Rojay Smith, during his two-year stint at the Heroes Circle-based school, Harbour View FC’s coach Ludlow Bernard remains impressed with the player’s easy transition into the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) set-up. Bernard coached Wolmer’s to the 2012-13 Walker Cup knock-out title and now backs Smith to be a regular Harbour View player. “The transition for him would have been quite significant. I remember in 2012 when he was playing in the Under 17 competition, you would have seen certain limitations, but having been exposed to quality football, both at Wolmer’s Boys and again playing at Harbour View against senior and experienced players, his improvement, I would say, has doubled if not tripled over time,” the Harbour View coach noted during yesterday’s RSPL press briefing held at the sponsor’s head office on Spanish Town Road. GAMES PLAYED Meanwhile, Smith has played a total of eight games so far this season for Harbour View and said he is eyeing a regular starting role “I am playing with more senior players now and I want to reach up to their level, so I have to lift my standard. “When I just started out I was on the bench. Now I am in the starting 11, so progress is there,” said the attacking midfielder. He stressed that the RSPL competition is much more physical than the Manning Cup but he intends to give his best for his team. “I would rank my transition at five out of 10 because there is always room for improvement. I just need to be more attacking and link up more with the forwards. We have a problem scoring goals, so we midfielders need to step up and start scoring more goals for the team,” he pointed out, adding that playing in the RSPL is something he always yearned for.
The event features three classes among male shooters, as well as a female and junior grouping.Brian Royan is in the A class for men’s shooters and tallied a first day score of 176 points. He’s followed by Wayne Carlson with 173 points, and in third is Mike Russell as his shoot was good enough for 167 points.In the B class standings, Mayor Rick is the leader with 147 points. In second spot is Robert Allen with 139 points, and there is a two way tie for third place as Ron Brautigam and Sam Kosolowsky both finished their day with 135 points.- Advertisement -Dan McCormick leads with 115 points over in class C. Boyd Wedge is close behind in second place with 114 points, and third spot is occupied by Robin Johnson with 108 points.There were two competitors in the female grouping with Kim Copley registering 131 points. Second spot is Lynette Kitt who finished with a total of 112.Cody Nadeau leads the juniors after day one. He finished with a score of 153 points, and is followed by Clayton McCormick with 143 points. In third is Mason MacDonald as his shoot garnered 137 points.Advertisement The second and final day of shooting at the Fort St. John sporting clay shoot goes today. After this weekend’s event, the next shoot for the North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be the Oilmen’s Trap Shoot on July 12 and 13.
Lloris, 31, was arrested in the early hours of Friday before being released on bail and will face a magistrates’ court hearing on September 11.But he starred in keeping a clean sheet as Tottenham won 3-0 at Manchester United on Monday.“I never considered that,” said Pochettino when asked about rumours Lloris could be replaced as captain by Harry Kane.“I was in contact with him. So bad experience for him, he apologise (to) our fans, us, the club, he showed his regret and apologised (to) all the country because the responsibility is massive.“It is massive lesson for everyone, he is punishing himself, he feels so sorry and so bad because he knows he made a big mistake.“But, in the same way, I think it is out of character and we are going to of course support him, but we cannot justify (it).”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Hugo Lloris captained Tottenham in victory at Manchester United just days after being arrested for drink driving © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 28 – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino never considered stripping skipper Hugo Lloris of the captaincy despite the French goalkeeper being charged with drink driving on Friday.However, Pochettino insisted his backing for the French World Cup winner is no justification for his actions.
1 Wolfsburg star Kevin De Bruyne in action for Belgium Manchester United are set to go head-to-head with Paris Saint-Germain to sign Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.The Ligue 1 champions have revved up their interest in the highly sought-after former Chelsea man and have reportedly entered talks with the 23-year-old’s advisors.Louis van Gaal is desperate to bring the talented playmaker to Old Trafford but it is thought Wolfsburg will fight hard to retain his services for at least one more season.According to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, PSG are ready to offer De Bruyne a bumper contract to prise him to Paris.De Bruyne, who made just nine appearances for Chelsea in a two-year spell, was deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho and completed a £18m transfer to the Volkswagen Arena club in January 2014.The Belgian international scored 16 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions last term and has five-years left to run on his current contract but talks have reportedly stalled over a new deal.
This Friday marks the start of the 27th Earagail Arts Festival and shows are already booking up fast.Sell out shows to date include ‘A Night with The Henry Girls’, (which, in a change to the programme, takes place at Colgan Hall, Carndonagh on Sunday 26th July).Those hoping to see The Henry Girls, however, can still catch their performance with Moya Brennan, as part of ‘The Song of the Seven Sisters’ event at The Clanree Hotel this Saturday, 11th July from 8pm. On Saturday, 11th July, Moya Brennan presents Song of the Seven Sisters, with The Henry Girls and Oum – The Soul of Morocco.This unique event sees Moya Brennan present a gala celebration of female voices from Donegal and further afield, including Oum – the Soul of Morocco. Joining Oum on the night are The Henry Girls, rising singer / songwriter Leila Jane with American folk singer, Twain, The Inishowen Gospel Choir and the Japanese Yushuro No Kai dance group. Moya Brennan’s daughter Aisling Jarvis will complete the ‘Song of the Seven Sisters’ line-up in what promises to be an unforgettable night of music. Doors open 8pm and tickets cost €27.50.On Sunday 12th July, traditional superstars, Altan, perform an exclusive world premiere at the Clanree Hotel, joined by Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Mary Chapin CarpenterOn the evening of Sunday 12th July, traditional superstars, Altan, return to Donegal to perform an exclusive world premiere at the Clanree Hotel, joined by Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter with support from local artists Clann Mac Ruaraidh and the recently signed Eve Belle. Doors open 8pm and tickets cost €27.50. Tickets to both ‘Song of the Seven Sisters’ and ‘Altan Plus Special Guests’ are still available for a combined rate of €40.00.As part of Earagail Arts Festival’s opening weekend, Letterkenny will host the inaugural Donegal International Folk & Roots Festival, featuring an exciting four-day programme of walks, talks, film, music sessions, exhibitions and concerts.As part of Earagail Arts Festival’s opening weekend, Letterkenny will host the inaugural Donegal International Folk & Roots Festival, featuring an exciting four-day programme of walks, talks, film, music sessions, exhibitions and concerts. The Donegal International Folk & Roots Festival showcases a wide variety of international folk and roots styles. Throughout the weekend, some of the most iconic of Letterkenny’s main street premises will host a series of free and “open to all” traditional music seisiúns, from 5pm until 8pm on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July. Members of the public are invited to come along, bring their instruments and join in or just sit back and enjoy the early evening tunes with some of Donegal’s finest local traditional musicians.There are four music seisiúns taking place over the weekend, starting on Saturday 11th July at 5pm in Dillons Hotel, Upper Main Street, Letterkenny. At 6.30pm the traditional music seisiún will take place in The Cottage Bar, Upper Main Street Letterkenny. Sunday 12th July’s traditional music seisiúns begins at 5pm in McGinleys Bar, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, and moves to The Brewery Bar, Market Square, Letterkenny at 6.30pm. For a full EAF programme of events and to book tickets visit www.eaf.ie or call the Festival Box Office at An Grianán Theatre on 074 91 20777. Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.Pictured are EAF team members and volunteers with Paul Sweeney from Sweeney’s Spar Express, Letterkenny, sponsors of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival T-shirts.TIME TO GET BOOKING AS EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL SHOWS START SELLING OUT FAST was last modified: July 9th, 2015 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:donegalEaragail Arts Festivaltickets
Bad luck keeps following Stephen Richer. Last year at the start of Rosh Hashana, a hurricane evacuation sent him and a cantor at his tiny Biloxi, Miss., synagogue on an odyssey across the state to find a congregation where they could mark the Jewish New Year. This year, as the High Holy Days begin tonight, Richer will once again be searching for a spiritual home. His Conservative synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, is one of many across the Gulf Coast that have been shuttered by extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina. “I’m very happy to have this year over,” Richer said. “We’ve had a lot of tragedy.” Jewish leaders don’t know when – if ever – their communities will reunite. About 10,000 Jews lived in the New Orleans area, and Eric Stillman, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, has been trying to track them. Working out of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, he has contacted about 1,400 of the 3,600 families who were in his organization’s database. Synagogue leaders have started their own online lists, but many families still have not been reached. “It’s hard to predict,” said Stillman, who fled New Orleans with his wife and two children. “Some people have said they’re not going to come back. … Some people have already returned.” Those able to get home have found their synagogues with smashed roofs, shattered windows, flooded basements, and mold and mildew growing in sanctuaries. As Katrina battered the region, anxiety spread among Jewish leaders about the Torah scrolls inside the buildings. The scrolls, which Jews believe contain the word of God, are the holiest objects in Judaism. 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The 10-day period of repentance and renewal, among the most important in the Jewish calendar, arrives as Jewish evacuees are scattered throughout the country, their homes destroyed, their jobs gone and their future unclear. Victims say the generosity of religious leaders in cities where they’ve sought refuge has helped ease discomfort about celebrating the holidays in an alien environment. Orthodox Jews have found housing for evacuees near congregations so they can observe the Jewish prohibition against driving on the High Holy Days. One Florida rabbi packed his Cessna with kosher meat and cheese, Sabbath candles and challah and flew the supplies to Biloxi, where members of Beth Israel may hold services at a military base. Other Jewish groups have sent prayer books, while Baptist, Roman Catholic and Unitarian churches have offered space for services. Still, many displaced Jews say the pain of having lost everything will only be compounded by observing sacred rituals among strangers. “I think the word is bittersweet,” said Ruth Kullman, president of Touro Synagogue in New Orleans, a Reform congregation that was damaged and will not reopen for the holiday period, which ends with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Kullman, her husband and her 93-year-old mother-in-law fled to Memphis where Kullman’s sister lives. “We’re all so grateful to be here and together. We’re just sad that we can’t be celebrating the way we always had,” she said.
Sixteen persons were awarded life imprisonment in two different cases — the killing of a youth over past enmity in Bhubaneswar in 2012, and the murder of six members of a family in connection with witch-hunting in the Keonjhar district in 2015.Sandeep Nanda, an MBA graduate, picked up a quarrel with a vegetable vendor in the Ghatikia area in 2012. The squabble took an ugly turn when in no time several people gathered and attacked the youth. Past enmity was said to be the prime reason behind the murderous attack. Nanda later succumbed to injuries.“Based on the complaint of Dillip Kumar Nanda, father of the deceased, police conducted an investigation and arrested several accused. As many as 18 witnesses deposed during the murder trial from prosecution’s side, while 27 appeared for convicts’ side,” said Suresh Kumar Barik, public prosecutor, on Thursday.Witness testimoniesBasing on the witnesses’ account, Satyaranjan Pradhan, Additional District Judge-4, sentenced 10 persons to life imprisonment. All ten life convicts belonged to the Ghatikia area of Bhubaneswar, said Mr. Barik.Similarly, Dolagobinda Barik, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Champua, on Thursday directed six persons to undergo rigorous imprisonment for life after convicting them in the killing of six persons of a family in the Lahanda village under the Joda Police Station in 2015. Two members survived the attack and their testimonies proved crucial in the murder trial.Another murder accused in the case Pandiri Munda, a woman, was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for three years and six months. The convicts had attacked the family, suspecting them to be involved in witchcraft.
India will start their Hockey World Cup 2018 campaign against South Africa in their opening fixture of Pool C.Manpreet Singh will captain the Indian side, with Chinglensana Singh Kangujam being his second-in-command and Harendra Singh as the coach of Indian hockey team.Eight-time Olympic champion India’s only glory at the World Cup came way back in 1975 at Kuala Lumpur when Ajit Pal Singh and his men created history for the past masters of the game.Since then India has failed to match the standards of the Europeans — Netherlands, Germany — and Australia, who have been ruling the game for over four decades now.Ranked 10 places above world no. 15 South Africa, India will go into their tournament-opener as overwhelming favourites.What time does the Hockey World Cup between Belgium vs Canada start?Hockey World Cup starts at 7 PM IST on November 28, Wednesday at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.What time does the Hockey World Cup between India vs South Africa start?Hockey World Cup starts at 7 PM IST on November 28, Wednesday at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.What TV channel and live stream is the Hockey World Cup between India and South Africa Live Streaming on?Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD in English commentary. Hotstar too will live stream India vs South Africa match.What TV channel and live stream is the Hockey World Cup between India and South Africa Live Streaming on?Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD in English commentary. Hotstar too will live stream India vs South Africa match.advertisementWhere will the Hockey World Cup between Belgium vs Canada be played?The Hockey World Cup between Belgium and Canada Africa will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from 5 PM IST.Where will the Hockey World Cup between India and South Africa be played?The Hockey World Cup between India and South Africa will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from 7 PM IST.Where can I watch the Belgium vs Canada and India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup matches live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on Hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the Belgium vs Canada and India vs South Africa Hockey World Cup matches?You can follow all the live updates of the match between Belgium vs Canada and India vs South Africa from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the squads for the Hockey World Cup between India and South Africa?India:Coach: Harendra SinghGoalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishna Bahadur PathakDefenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Amit RohidasMidfielders: Manpreet Singh (capt), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (vice-capt), Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, SumitForwards: Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Simranjeet SinghSouth AfricaCoach: Mark HopkinsTim Drummond, Dayaan Cassiem, Taylor Dart, Tyson Dlungwana, Jethro Eustice, Rhett Halkett, Tommy Hammond, Keenan Horne, Julian Hykes, Gowan Jones, Peabo Lembethe, Mo Mea, Bili Ntuli, Taine Paton, Richard Pautz, Rassie Pieterse, Austin Smith, Nic SpoonerWhat are the squads for the Hockey World Cup between Belgium and Canada?BelgiumCoach: Shane McLeodVincent Vanasch, Loic Van Doren, Arthur De Sloover, Arthur Van Doren, Loïck Luypaert, Alexander Hendrickx, Gauthier Boccard, Emmanuel Stockbroekx, Simon Gougnard, John-John Dohmen, Victor Wegnez, Felix Denayer, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier, Tom Boon, Thomas Briels, Florent van Aubel, Nicolas De KerpelCanadaCoach: Paul BundyBalraj Panesar, Brandon Pereira, Gordon Johnston, Scott Tupper, Keegan Pereira, Matthew Sarmento, Iain Smythe, James Kirkpatrick, Oliver Scholfield, Antoni Kindler, David Carter, Mark Pearson, Sukhi Panesarbc, Gabe Ho-Garcia, John Smythe, Richard Hildreth, Brenden Bissett, Jamie Wallace
Speaking at the RPD’s 10th anniversary church service at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Port Royal on Sunday, June 17, Commissioner/Principal Director (Acting), Cranston G. Morgan, said the Department will step up enforcement activities as well as engage more civil society groups. The Revenue Protection Department (RPD) will continue to fight corruption by including in its strategies the recommendation to introduce ethics in schools. Story Highlights Mr. Morgan highlighted that according to the 2017 corruption perception index, Jamaica has improved 15 places to be ranked 68 of 180 countries, and encouraged Jamaicans to strive to reduce corruption even further. The Revenue Protection Department (RPD) will continue to fight corruption by including in its strategies the recommendation to introduce ethics in schools.Speaking at the RPD’s 10th anniversary church service at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Port Royal on Sunday, June 17, Commissioner/ Principal Director (Acting), Cranston G. Morgan, said the Department will step up enforcement activities as well as engage more civil society groups.Additionally, he said the RPD will continue the fight by assisting more Government entities to put systems in place to deter corrupt activities.Mr. Morgan highlighted that according to the 2017 corruption perception index, Jamaica has improved 15 places to be ranked 68 of 180 countries, and encouraged Jamaicans to strive to reduce corruption even further.“Improvements must come from all sectors. Government must continue to set the tone by being open and transparent, and public servants must continue to understand what acceptable ethical behaviour is, and to live it,” the Acting Commissioner said.He said that in addition to this, the public must take responsibility as well, “as it takes two to tango, and if they are not willing to participate in bribery or other forms of corruption, then public servants won’t have corrupt opportunities”.The Acting Commissioner urged the media to continue to shine the light on corrupt practices, while calling on the church to “continue to preach the truth and to be our collective conscience”.He called on civil society; non-governmental organisations and other special-interest groups “to continue to agitate for better and to expose those among them that are corrupt or seek to corrupt public officials”.Acting Commissioner Morgan said that the RPD, within the last 10 years, “has stopped the Treasury from being fleeced of millions of dollars, has successfully brought perpetrators of fraud to Justice, has stemmed the leakages of tax dollars already collected, and has dealt with persons and agencies attempting to breach the laws of Customs”.The RPD engages primarily with the Jamaica Customs Agency and Tax Administration Jamaica in helping to make their systems and processes more robust by investigating cases involving tax fraud; enforcing tax laws and screening potential employees.Meanwhile, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams, said good governance is integral in moving Jamaica forward as a country, and the RPD is part of that good governance infrastructure.She emphasised that the role of the RPD is very crucial, as it ensures “that the tax of the people of Jamaica finds its way to what matters for the people, such as roads, bridges, drainage systems, general infrastructure and the uplifting of the lives of those who suffer”