KINGSTON: The Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) extended its efforts to improve football in Jamaica through talent-development programmes among youth, with the commencement of a football coaching clinic in Kingston at the Dunrobin playing field on Red Hills Road. The ongoing football coaching clinic targets youngsters in two age groups 8-15 years and 15-20 years. This is one of the many centres being established islandwide by the state agency, which is targeting 5,500 youth participants with a projected 65 per cent increase within a five-month period. The all-island coaching programme focuses on training young talent in the fundamental techniques of the game. A holistic approach is taken with a combination of development in fundamental techniques, tactical skills, and providing players with the proper nutrition needed for the physical exertion associated with the sport. INCREASE PLAYERS’ SKILLS The programme focuses on teaching the game and correct techniques, to increase the level of skill among players while preparing them for advancement to the professional level. At the new clinic’s first training session, the young boys were instructed on how to control with their feet, kick, pass, shoot, and tackle. Team-building exercises were also a prominent feature of the seminar and included an introduction to game tactics. “This is really what is needed to develop football at the community level,” remarked Ian Andrews, INSPORTS’ administrative director. “Training in the fundamentals of the game is vital to developing players who will make an impact on the field. It’s not just about passion and raw talent, but taking an integrated approach to instilling discipline, teamwork, training for endurance, while providing instructions about the technical aspects to the game and from an early stage,” he added. “This is really what will lead to significant improvements in the calibre of Jamaican footballers produced at the professional level.” The state agency’s efforts are geared towards creating coaching clinics for all sporting disciplines, in tandem with Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange’s stated philosophy of developing sports at the grass-roots level.
LATEST STORIES Allen, the former Oregon receiver, crossed in 13.452 seconds — with the up-and-coming Grant Holloway in second at 13.454 — after a weather delay that lasted just under three hours.World record-holder Aries Merritt, who missed the 2016 Olympic team by 0.01 and missed a national title a year ago by 0.07 after a kidney transplant three years ago, was fourth at 13.52.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’m not up in the booth, so I don’t make those decisions. I’ll take it,” Allen said. “I think it just comes down to being aggressive and relaxed.”Ameer Webb won the 200 in 20.47, and Jenna Prandini won the women’s 200 in 22.62 after finishing third in the 100 on Friday. Wilson cruised to her third outdoor title, winning in 1:58.18 after a strong final 200 meters. Wilson, who also won the U.S. indoor title earlier this year, had run a 1:56.86 — the second-fastest time in the world in 2018 — in a Diamond League event last month. Raevyn Rogers was second in 1:58.57. I told myself “this is the last (200). You’ve done a bunch of 200s at the end of workouts. It was just one of those,” Wilson said. “I heard the announcer say that Raevyn was making a move. So I was like, ok, I’ve got to make mine.”WOMEN’S 400 HURDLESShamier Little claimed her second title in the event (she also won in 2015) after a spirited duel with Georganne Moline. That ended when Moline landed awkwardly after clearing her final hurdle, allowing Little to cruise to the win in 53.61, the second-fastest time in the world this season.TIDBITSMurphy also won the 800 in 2016 but was a scratch a year ago. … Reggie Jagers (225-1) shattered the stadium record in the discus — a mark he set at the Drake Relays two months ago — by over 13 feet. …Evan Jager won his seventh straight 3,000 steelechase title, matching Henry Marsh (1981-87) for the longest winning streak in the event.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next College sports doctors under new scrutiny amid scandals Shelby Houlihan became just the second runner to win the women’s 1,500 and 5,000 in the same national championship meet, taking the 5,000 in 15:31.03. Rio Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy won the 800 in 1:46.50, and Ajee’ Wilson won the women’s race.Sandi Morris beat 10-time champion Jenn Suhr and others to win the pole vault for the second straight year, clearing 15 feet, 9 inches.WOMEN’S 5,000For the second day in a row, Houlihan moved past a fellow Iowan to grab control of her race. Houlihan, who beat Webster City, Iowa’s Jenny Simpson in the 1,500 on Saturday, hung within a few paces of leader Karissa Schweizer — who went to high school in nearby West Des Moines and was making her pro debut— before making her move with about 250 meters to go. Rachel Schneider moved into second and tried a last-ditch push for first. It didn’t work, and Houlihan then kicked into high gear to win by nearly two seconds. “The focus all along really has been on the 5k. My coach always said that the stronger we are for the (5,000) the better we’ll be for the 1,500. My speed has always been there,” Houlihan said. Regina Jacobs also won the 1,500 and 5,000 in 1999 and 2000.WOMEN’S 800ADVERTISEMENT DES MOINES, IA – JUNE 24: Devon Allen clears a hurdle in the semifinal of the Mens 110 Meter Hurdles during day 4 of the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium on June 24, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPDES MOINES, Iowa — Devon Allen is used to winning close races.Allen might never enter another event that’ll be as close as the 110-meter hurdles Sunday at the USATF Outdoor championships.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments
Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Go, Ateneo lock up Filoil finals berth MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees June Mar Fajardo showed his might and unleashed 22 points in an efficient 9-of-12 shooting to lead Gilas Pilipinas.Andray Blatche was solid this time out, finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTop guards Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo also delivered with 15 and 14 points, respectively.With Japan dealing Australia a 79-78 shocker earlier, Gilas Pilipinas forced a tie at the top of Group B with a 4-1 record. Photo from FIBA.BasketballGilas Pilipinas recovered from a slow start and repeated over the hotshooting Chinese Taipei, 93-71, in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers Friday night in Taiwan.Down by nine in the first quarter, the Filipinos flipped the switch in the second quarter and never looked back to sweep the Taiwanese.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Filipinos meet the Australians on Monday at Philippine Arena for the lead in their bracket.Chinese Taipei came out of the gates hot, but was unable to stop the onslaught from the Filipinos despite nailing seven triples in the first half.Quincy Davis paced Taiwan, which dropped to 1-4 in Group B, with 17 points and seven rebounds while Cheng-Ju Lu added 13 points on four threes.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After a defensively lackluster first half where they left themselves open to another upset, the Beermen came up firing in the third, outscoring the Dyip, 43-18, to put the game away.“That’s the turning point,” said coach Leo Austria of the third quarter. “At the half, I told them that we need to step up our defense.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSan Miguel manufactured enough stops to string its first run: Chris Ross and Arwind Santos had a triple each to sandwich misses by the Dyip before Marcio Lassiter fed a streaking AZ Reid off a Jerramy King miss as the Beermen peeled away from a deadlock at 73 and took an 81-73 spread at the top of the third.Columbian stayed within reach, 88-82, before the Beermen uncorked the killing run. Lassiter had a triple, Reid completed two three-point plays and Christian Standhardinger had five straight points to highlight that breakaway, which gave the Beermen a 107-84 spread. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college That was all San Miguel needed to bounce back from a shock defeat to Blackwater, a game where Reid criticized the team for not taking their foes seriously.Santos finished with 29 points on 7-of-13 shooting from beyond the arc, Lassiter had 28 built around 6 triples out of 12 attempts and Standhardinger added 21 as the trio almost made everybody overlook Reid’s triple-double performance of 16 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists.But even as the Beermen tied the record of TNT in three-point shots made in a game, Austria was not completely satisfied.“I’m happy we won,” said the six-time champion coach. “But I’m not happy with our defense. It’s a good thing our offense was really good otherwise we would have trailed bigger in the second quarter.”In the nightcap, Blackwater stayed undefeated with a 124-118 overtime victory over Barangay Ginebra to keep the solo lead in the tournament. —FRANCIS T. J. OCHOAADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Pradera penalty keeps S’woods up Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE PHOTO: Arwind SantosA reminder at halftime. Two big runs in the third quarter. That was all it took for San Miguel Beer to show it was in a different talent level from Columbian Friday night.Knocking down a record-tying 23 triples, the Beermen reduced the Dyip to a pile of junk with a 143-119 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Dear Editor,Reference is made to a controversial commentary of Kean Gibson’s, published in another paper: contending that the PPP is a Hindu party and ran a Hindu Government when it was in charge of the country’s affairs.The PPP was right not to reply to Gibson because her contention is not worthy of a response. But, for the record, some kind of response is in order to correct her flawed argument.Gibson apparently drew from her dissertation for the PhD and made the same illogical and unsubstantiated arguments. The arguments in the dissertation comprise countless flaws and inaccuracies about Hinduism. No need to mention them here; there is no logic in her argument about the PPP’s Hinduness. The PPP is no more Hindu than the PNC is Christian or the AFC Islamic. None of Guyana’s political parties defines itself in terms of religion. None ran or runs a religious Government.Gibson claims that Dr Cheddi Jagan, PPP’s founder, was Hindu, and by some strange logic of “transference”, she concluded that the PPP is a Hindu party because of its leader’s religion. Extending this logic, it would mean that the PNC is a Christian party and has been running a Christian Government. Analogously, the Democratic and Republican parties would be Christian parties because of their leaders’ faiths. And the Trump Administration would be Christian because he is a Christian.For the record, Dr Jagan was not a Hindu; he rejected Hinduism.I wish to share some anecdotes on Dr Cheddi Jagan’s non-belief in Hinduism to add to that offered by Dr Ramesh Gampat in another paper. They reinforce the argument that Dr Jagan and the PPP are and were not Hindu-oriented.At Jagan’s funeral rites in March 1997, Pandit Tiwari (popularly known as Churkiman) of Alness told me at the home of Jagan’s parents in Port Mourant, on record in a taped video, that Dr Jagan was a non-believer. Pt Churkiman said he spent time volunteering to help with the construction of Jagan’s home in Bel Air. After the construction, he approached Jagan to perform a “ jhandi” (puja) to open the home, as is the custom of Hindus who build a new home or complete major repairs to a house. Pt Churkiman said Jagan would have none of it. Pt Churkiman said he even offered to perform the Hindu rites by himself to open (give blessings to the Almighty) the house, and Jagan vehemently objected.Such an attitude could not be the thoughts or ideologies of a practising Hindu.It cannot be verified, but I was told that at the funeral rites of both his mother and father in Port Mourant, Dr Jagan did not participate in the rituals that require shaving of head, fasting, and performing aartie, among other activities. Clearly, Dr Jagan was not a practising Hindu. He did not support Hindu religious activities and did not provide assistance to Hindu temples or schools or societies (organisations).How then can one conclude that Jagan ran a Hindu Government? What specifically did Jagan or the PPP do for Hindus or Hinduism that one can conclude that PPP is a Hindu political outfit or ran a Hindu Government? If you ask Hindus, they will all tell you PPP has no religion. And only a handful of the party’s MPs are Hindus; not dissimilar from the small number of its Ministers who were Hindu when the party ran the country before it was removed from office.Religion never defined the policies of the PPP AdministrationsYours truly,Vishnu Bisram (PhD)
A group of CDCians going to their area of assignment on Snapper Hill, upper Broad Street (Photo: Nick N. Seebeh)Several hundred supporters and partisans, comprising mainly the youth of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), yesterday stormed the major streets of Monrovia, Bushrod Island and Paynesville to begin a four-day clean-up exercise to make the cities presentable for the inauguration on January 22 of President-elect George Weah and his Vice President, Jewel Howard Taylor.The upbeat partisans told the Daily Observer that the clean-up initiative is aimed at giving Monrovia a face-lift for the January 22 inauguration. The CDC clean-up crews are reportedly working free of charge and are expected to be seen in action up to Thursday January 18.Among the groups moving along Tubman Boulevard up to GSA Junction were several engaged in sweeping, others gathering and piling up the trash for collection, some cutting grass, whitewashing the curbs, but many simply walking along, apparently not having any tools to work with. Also the cleaners were not aware of a designated area to dump the garbage they are collecting from the streets or the capacity to carry the trash to any dumpsite. But the exercise clearly lacked the expertise of Madam Mary Broh to organize such a feat as cleaning up Monrovia and Paynesville.The volunteers left the few miles they covered litter free yesterday but it remains to be seen whether the public will cooperate by not trashing their efforts. Some observers pointed out that the party’s clean-up exercise would only be successful if Liberians change their attitude and stop throwing trash on the streets and in residential areas. On the other hand, very few areas of the cities have garbage bins into which pedestrians can put their trash.Meanwhile as the clean-up exercise is ongoing, mountains of garbage still ruin the landscape from Red Light Market to Duport Road junction, as well as other places in and around Monrovia as has been repeatedly reported by this newspaper. These giant heaps of garbage will require the services of special equipment and vehicles to remove. It remains to be seen whether the Monrovia City Corporation and Paynesville City Corporation will get these unsightly garbage heaps out of sight, at least for the inauguration and the presence of the many guests expected in the country.Sadly, as yesterday’s campaign was folding up in the evening, some residents were still seen throwing trash onto the streets thereby defeating the efforts of the clean-up crews.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Ministry notified her last fall that a hard drive containing personal information collected between 1986 and 2009 couldn’t be found. The information included names, genders, dates of birth and Personal Education Numbers — but also had more sensitive personal information, such as addresses, types of schooling, grade information, teacher retirement plans, educational outcomes for cancer survivors, health and behaviour issues, and children in care.The hard drive was a backup for purpose of ‘disaster recovery’ of ministry research data. The report found that the information was moved from a secure server to the hard drive as an attempt to decrease electronic storage costs, and was ultimately sent to an off- site warehouse for storage. After extensive searches in the warehouse, the Ministry declared the hard drive be lost.Nine recommendations have been made to the Ministry to strengthen the security of personal information. They focus on steps the ministry should take to ensure policies and procedures are followed, including ‘maintaining an accurate inventory of personal information assets, encrypting all mobile data storage devices and storing them only in government approved facilities.’“This is an example of a breach that was completely preventable,” said Denham. “If the ministry had implemented any one of a number of safeguards and followed existing policy, the breach would not have happened.”Advertisement VICTORIA, B.C. — After beginning an investigation in September 2015, B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said the Ministry of Education ‘failed to protect the personal information’ of 3.4 million B.C. and Yukon students stored on a portable hard drive.The Province’s privacy watchdog released her investigation report yesterday, and noted this investigation is unique, as events that happened more than four years ago were being investigated.“The passage of time and the lack of proper documentation made it difficult to gather consistent and complete information from those involved,” Denham said.- Advertisement -“Therefore, the main goal of this report is to highlight lessons from the past to help prevent future breaches.”The investigation revealed that, despite having privacy and security policies in place, the Ministry of Education violated the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act — as the ministry did not ensure the information was encrypted, did not store the portable hard drive in an approved offsite warehouse and did not adequately document the contents or location of the portable hard drive.Following this, the report does say the Ministry did appropriately respond to the discovery of the breach, with its containment efforts, preventative measures and analysis of risk.Advertisement The Commissioner’s office will follow up with the ministry in three months to see where the Ministry is with these recommendations.
1 Bebe is set to end his Manchester United nightmare and join Portuguese giants Benfica.talkSPORT told you on Tuesday that the Lisbon club had stepped up their interest in the 24-year-old forward, and they are ready to splash the cash after selling Lazar Markovic to Liverpool on Tuesday.Portuguese newspaper Record believe negotiations between Benfica and United have been concluded, and the player is now waiting for the go-ahead to fly to Lisbon to undergo his medical and sign his contract. He is not expected to be included in United’s squad for their pre-season tour of the USA.Bebe arrived at Old Trafford in a shock £7.4m deal in 2010 but has managed only two Premier League appearances in four years at the club.He did, however, make an impact on loan at Pacos de Ferreira last season, when he netted 11 times in 27 Portuguese league outings. Bebe
Brad Guzan conceded three nutmeg goals against Chelsea 1 Chelsea took a major step towards the Premier League title, and relegated Middlesbrough, by beating the Teesside club on Monday evening.The Blues scored three times to cap a dominating performance at Stamford Bridge, Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic all getting on the scoresheet.Interestingly, all three goals were scored through Boro goalkeeper Brad Guzan’s legs, meaning the USA keeper was the victim of a hat-trick of nutmegs.And fans watching the game could no nothing but rip into the goalkeeper – generally regarded as one of the worst to ever feature in the Premier League.You can see some of the best social media reactions to Guzan’s performance below…
CAPPRY ROVERS NOTESCAPPRY ROVERS 5K Cappry are hosting the annual Joe Houston Memorial 5k on Thursday, June 2nd at 7.30pm. Details of registration time will be posted on our Facebook page shortly. This is always a great event for all the family to enjoy, it has a great course and a fantastic atmosphere. We hope to see you all there either walking or running!!!DUBLIN CITY RAMBLERSThe Villa Rose Hotel & Spa, Ballybofey are hosting A Night With The Dublin City Ramblers, 5th June with the doors opening at 9pm. Trad Spraoi are going to be the support act on the night. This promises to be a night not to be missed and should get everybody in the right spirits for the upcoming European Championships in France. Tickets are on sale in the Villa Rose and also from Cappry Committee members. All tickets are €10.Proceeds in aid of Cappry Rovers AFC.If you like and share our link on our Facebook page you could win yourself a pair of tickets to the gig.CAPPRY ROVERS U12’sCappry are going well in their group in the Champions League. The started of their campaign against Donegal Town Saturday 14th in Cappry Park. They got of to a flier when they ran out comprehensive 6-0 winners. Kevin McCormack got the hosts of the mark with the 1st and 2nd goals before Luke McGlynn got on the scoresheet. Kevin got his 3rd and Cappry’s 4th before Mark Mbuli made it 5. Kevin wasn’t finished at that and went on to grab his 4th for the day to seal a very good win. It was a great team performance from the lads.Last Tuesday evening they travelled to Kilmacrennan and Kevin was on target again with the opener. Andrew Murray was having a great game for Cappry and got his rewards when he got Cappry’s 2nd and claimed another good victory. Team performance again with Andrew standing out.Their final group game is in Cappry Park Tuesday evening at 7.30pm when they welcome Glenea Utd. Another positive result here would put the team into the Champions League Semi-Finals. We would urge as many of you to come out and support the team in their quest for glory!!CAPPRY ROVERS U10’s and U8’sBoth of our U10’s and U8’s are both started their blitz campaigns and the reports coming back are that the standard of football from both age groups are unbelievable and that they are improving week on week. The future is bright, keep up the good work boys and girls.CAPPRY ROVERS SPORTS DAYOur annual Cappry sports day will be held in Cappry Park on Monday 6th June. This is open to everyone to get involved in and there will be plenty for young and old to enjoy. There will be Fancy dress, Running, High jump, Sack races, Penalty shootouts, Horse shoe throwing, Piggy back races and plenty more.The main event on the day will be the National School 12 a side Football (6 Boys and 6 girls). Starts at 1.30pm sharp.CAPPRY ROVERS HOST JOE HOUSTON MEMORIAL 5K NEXT THURSDAY was last modified: May 24th, 2016 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:CapprysoccerSport