Gone too soon

first_imgThe life of a brilliant high-school footballer was tragically cut short yesterday.Jordan Foote, who almost single-handedly led the unheralded Holy Trinity High School to the FLOW Super Cup final in 2014, lost his battle with bone cancer at 10 a.m. in the University Hospital of the West Indies.His mother Nadine Sutherland said the footballer died peacefully. Her home, she said, was “full of persons showing support” despite heavy afternoon rain.”His last moment was peaceful as he saw everybody he wanted to see,” Sutherland said. “Words can’t explain how I am feeling. The family was right there with him through it all,” she told The Sunday Gleaner. “We are all taking it hard. He was our hero and pet,” added a tearful Sutherland.Foote took his last breath with his mother, a brother, cousin and school coach Devon Anderson by his side.Last year, Foote started feeling pain in his knee during preseason preparations for the Manning Cup. He was diagnosed with bone cancer and had his leg amputated last December. There were plans to get him a prosthetic leg but he was readmitted to hospital earlier this year.Foote, the third of four sons for his mother, was born on June 1, 1997 and attended Elletson Primary School before moving on to Holy Trinity High.COACH SHAKEN UPAnderson, who admits to sharing a fatherly relationship with his former charge, said he was shaken up.”It’s difficult to say how I feel right now,” said Anderson, adding he was at Holy Trinity High trying to gather his thoughts and reflecting.The late footballer was ruled out of last season’s FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup as well as school.His former principal, Margaret Bolt, described him as “a young man with potential and a lot to give back to society”.”He wasn’t a brilliant academic student, but he really tried. At football, he was unbeatable, he was the life of our team and put our school on the map,” Bolt underlined.Several organisations, including schoolboy football sponsors FLOW, the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association and the Premier League Clubs Association had made monetary contributions to help with Foote’s medical bills.”Condolences to his family on behalf of myself and FLOW. It is very sad news to hear of his passing. We want to remember Jordan as the bright, positive and happy young man he was,” FLOW’s head of marketing and products, Carlo Redwood, said.President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell, expressed sincerest condolences to the family, friends, schoolmates and former teammates of the footballer.”It is with deep sadness that we hear the news of his passing” Captain Burrell stated. “Many of us remember not just his skills on the field, especially in the 2014 season, but his positive attitude and encouragement to his teammates at Holy Trinity, even when he was in hospital.”This spirit, even in adversity, we are sure, impacted many. Our heartfelt thoughts also extend to his former coaching staff, the ISSA fraternity and the principal and staff of Holy Trinity.”last_img read more

Hibernian midfielder holds strong desire to represent Jamaica

first_imgScottish Championship Hibernian FC holding midfielder, Marvin Bartley, says he can bring stability and balance to the Jamaica national senior men’s team in their pursuit of a spot at the FIFA 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia.”As a holding midfielder, I can bring stability and balance into the centre of the park, allowing more attack-minded midfielders to do their business – although I’m not too shy in getting involved in an attack,” Bartley, who transferred from Leyton Orient FC in England to Hibernian in Scotland last summer, told The Gleaner.”I am also fit and athletic enough to cover a lot of ground in a game, allowing me to provide cover for fullbacks that like to push forward. But, I do believe that talk is cheap, and I’m more than happy for those watching to decide what I bring to the team should I receive a call-up,” he added.”With my current form being good and my fitness level high, I am more than ready to pull on the gold jersey and play for my family’s country,” Bartley assured.Born in Reading, EnglandThe 6″ 3′ (1.9m) player was born in Reading, England, but has Jamaican roots with his mother born in St Ann and father from Manchester.”I have had my Jamaican passport since 2012 and have been available to represent Jamaica ever since. It has long been an ambition of mine to play for the country, ever since I started my career as a footballer. I’ve had conversations on a few occasions since then, but due to me not feeling I was in the best form possible or being injured I’ve yet to represent Jamaica. But this is something I hope will change in the not too distant future as I feel in prime condition and believe I am playing well,” Bartley said confidently.”I’ve followed the national team’s results ever since being a young boy due to my family all being from the country. This interest was obviously taken up a notch or 10 due to the ’98 World Cup team. Even last year I found myself watching how the side got on in the Gold Cup as they reached the final, which was particularly impressive considering they had also competed in the Copa America earlier that summer too,” the 29-year-old reflected.Bartley says he visits Jamaica regularly and was here less than a year ago.”This has only helped to strengthen my desire to compete at international level for the Jamaican national team,” he emphasised.Bartley is yet to score for Hibs in 19 appearances in all competitions this season. He also represented Bumham, Hayes, Didcol Town, Hampton and Richmond Borough, Bournemouth and Burnley.last_img read more

Cignal captures PSL Invitational bronze at expense of Smart

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 LATEST STORIES Yeng Guiao pressed for time to finalize Asian Games line up Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Mench Tubiera of Cignal over Domenique Pacres and Genie Sabas of Smart. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCignal took the bronze medal after defeating Smart, 25-15, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18,  in the 2018 Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Rachel Ann Daquis led the HD Spikers with 18 points in their third-place triumph while getting ample support from Mylene Paat and Cherry Vivas who had 15 and 13 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew HD Spikers head coach Edgar Barroga said they got what they came for in the Invitational Conference and that is to get a spot in the top three.“Actually we’re happy with what we got because this is actually the finish that we were expecting,” said Barroga in Filipino. “We just wanted to get to the top four since this lineup is still raw.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cignal played without Jovelyn Gonzaga, who was nursing an injury at the start of the conference and then got into military training as part of her tenure with the Philippine Army.“I’m satisfied with how Rachel played and I expected her to go all out because this is the last game of the season for us,” added Barroga.center_img Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Joanne Bunag led the Giga Hitters with 10 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Takun J: B-Day Celebration Will Be “Different”

first_imgOne of Liberia’s most dependable and “all ears” Hip-Co artists, who has spent several years providing proof to his fans and nation that Hip-Co music could one day have a mark in the entertainment industry, celebrated another birthday on May 14, 2014.With great wishes and respect from LIB LIFE, we wish you a happy belated birthday!Due to celebrate a grand B-Day bash at club Dubai on May 24, 2014, Takun J celebrates his b-day with an exclusive, pay-to-enter house party, set up for sincere well-wishers, smiling faces and a room filled with gifts.“If it’s free, everyone will fill the place, and since there isn’t much space on 146 block, I’ve decided to charge a fee for those who really want to celebrate my birthday with me,” He stated duringthe renovation of 146.Also, Takun mentioned during the 12 ambassadors weekly Hip-Co Accountability Lab meeting that he wanted to do something special for his fans, despite it being his birthday.He also mentioned doing something different from what most of his fans are accustomed to seeing and hearing every Friday night during “146” open mic.“It’s going to be big, I’m going to have different people on the mic other than what everybody is used to,” he added.Furthermore, “146” block has become the second home for many Hip-Co artists who use the popular hangout spot as a means for stage practice, collaborations and for a good time.“146 is a good place to go and polish your skills and be able to do it around the real stars,” stated Black boy, another aspiring artist who dreams of one day featuring in Takun’s tracks.Meanwhile, artists and entertainers from all genres of music, class and style showed up at the birthday boy’s “146”, openly showing the love and respect that the whole country has for their “super-star” artist.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Judge to rule on US fugitive case by next week

first_imgHigh Court Judge Jo-Ann Barlow will by June 15, 2018 rule on whether or not a magistrate has authority to hear extradition proceedings involving fugitive Marvin Williams, who is wanted by United States law enforcement for a Queens, New York murder that occurred on December 11, 2011.Wanted fugitive Marvin Williams, called Troy ThomasWilliams, also called “Troy Thomas”, had initially answered to that name at his court arraignment before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in March, but he now says his name is Marvin Williams.Both his attorney, Prithima Kissoon, who stood in place for Williams’ attorney, Nigel Hughes and Solicitor General Kym Kyte, who is representing the respondent, the Attorney General, were at a hearing before Justice Barlow on Monday. Both sides made legal arguments.The defence team, which includes Hughes, Bernard Da Silva and Darren Wade, contends that their client’s name is Marvin Williams and that he is being unlawfully detained. They further noted that him being a citizen of Guyana makes him entitled to the protections as provided in the Constitution of Guyana. During Monday’s hearing, Attorney Kissoon reiterated that the Fugitive Offender’s Act of 1988 makes provisions that citizens should not be extradited to a third State.However, Assistant Solicitor General Beverly Bishop said in court that the December 22, 1931 treaty entered into by the United Kingdom and the United States for the mutual extradition of fugitive criminals remained in force. She cited the current Marcus Bisram case, which suggested that the State has “arrangements” with the US. In responding to the applicant’s submissions, Bishop said that the Public Security Minister’s directive to the Magistrate to proceed “does not infringe on the separation of powers”.Williams was arrested in March 2018 at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, after an intelligence-led operation by ranks of the Guyana Police Force, which commenced on January 31, 2018. An arrest warrant was issued by the US in 2012.Williams was being hunted by the New York Police Department, and a wanted bulletin was issued for him in connection with the murder of Guyanese Keith Frank after an altercation outside a South Richmond Hill party.It was disclosed by US law enforcement agents that the suspect had fled the country to Canada within hours of his alleged crime.Shortly after, the man reportedly travelled to Guyana before the wanted bulletin which was issued by the US had reached Interpol.last_img read more

Huskies picking up pace and energy at practice

first_imgSlow starts and a lack of energy has plagued the Fort St. John Huskies in a number of games over the past two seasons. This year steps are being taken to solve that problem as right off the hop to begin yesterday’s first post-training camp practice, players were put through a fast paced, up tempo session from start to finish.Assistant bench boss Todd Alexander said yesterday’s skate wasn’t a one-off, and marks a change in philosophy in the way sessions will be run going forward.“We want to be a lot faster. We looked at a lot of video and a lot of stats from last season and we didn’t have great starts and that comes down to the coaching staff’s responsibility. We’ve got to start harder and faster and get into games quicker instead of playing from behind all the time,” he stated.- Advertisement -The pace caught the players by surprise, but Alexander is confident it’s something they can handle given the way the squad looks on the ice up to this point.“It definitely took everybody out of their comfort zone tonight including the coaching staff. It’s not like we’ve been able to run stuff like this for the last couple of years but we also have the players to do it now too. That plays a big part of it. You can’t just throw a group of guys and expect that they’re going to get it. You have to try to play within the strength of your team,” he said.The Huskies have four more practices before starting their exhibition schedule on September 16 as they’ll skate with the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks in Chetwynd.Advertisementlast_img read more

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK Van hopes to reverse his fortunes against WSU pass attack

first_imgUSC offensive tackle Drew Radovich (sore back) participated in Friday’s walk-through and should be able to start today against Oregon in Eugene. Offensive tackle Sam Baker (hamstring) and offensive guard Chilo Rachal (sore calf) also will start. Injury update Boise runs over Fresno Jeremy Avery led Boise State’s dominant running game with a career-high 124 yards and three touchdowns, and the Broncos avenged their only conference loss in the last half-decade with a 34-21 victory over Fresno State in Fresno. D.J. Harper had a career-best 153 yards and a score for the five-time Western Athletic Conference champion Broncos (7-1, 4-0), whose sole loss in their last 44 WAC games was a 27-7 defeat in Fresno in 2005. Boise State controlled its latest trip to the Central Valley with 282 yards from its relentless ground game. With Ian Johnson sidelined by a bruised kidney, the Broncos’ freshman ball-carriers patiently wore down the young Bulldogs. Clifton Smith returned a punt 65 yards for a score for Fresno State (5-3, 4-1), which hoped to signal its return to the national stage with another win over last season’s BCS darlings.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports It was bad, and Rodney Van knows it. Washington State picked on Van mercilessly, and UCLA’s cornerback was beaten for three touchdowns, and several other big plays before he was yanked from the game. By himself. Today in Pullman, Wash., Van believes he can exact a measure of revenge when the Bruins face Washington State. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I’m playing with a little chip on my shoulder this game,” Van said. “That’s definitely what it is. It’s not a chip to the point where it’s going to distract me from our goal as a team, but there is a little chip. I have to perform. I have to prove myself again, to myself.” Unlike a year ago, when Van was a starting cornerback, most of his snaps today will be when UCLA is employing its nickel package (five defensive backs), which is expected to be a lot since the Cougars like to spread out defenses and throw the ball. “I’ve been in the film room a little more this week,” Van said. “The team that beats you the baddest … every year every player has a game they probably wish they could have back, and that was my game.” Washington State junior receiver Brandon Gibson scored two touchdowns against Van last season at the Rose Bowl, and Van should get a shot at stopping him. Gibson missed the game at Oregon two weeks ago because of a heel injury, but he is expected to play. The quarterback who picked on Van, Alex Brink, is also back. Brink threw for 405 yards in the meeting. last_img read more

DD HEALTH: MULTIVITAMINS AIMED AT PREGNANT WOMEN ARE A WASTE OF MONEY, SAYS STUDY

first_imgDD HEATH: Multivitamin supplements that are promoted to pregnant women are not needed by most mothers-to-be and are simply an unnecessary expense, it has been claimed.A review of all the available evidence on multivitamin and mineral supplements was carried out and it concluded that pregnant women should resist the marketing claims made by these products.It noted that good nourishment before and during pregnancy is key for women and their unborn children and deficiencies in key nutrients have been linked with a number of pregnancy and birth complications, such as pre-eclampsia, low birth weight and neural tube defects. Many multivitamin and mineral supplements are marketed towards pregnant women, which claim to reduce the risk of certain health issues. These usually contain at least 20 vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C and D, iodine, iron and selenium.The review was carried out by the journal, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB), a monthly journal from the UK which carries out rigorous evaluations of treatments and the overall management of diseases.The review found that claims in relation to folic acid are accurate. Folic acid is known to reduce rates of neural tube defects, which are birth defects of the brain, spine or spinal cord. Spina bifida is the most common NTD.Taking folic acid before conception and during the early stages of pregnancy has been proven to prevent up to 70% of these defects and this supplement should continue to be taken. However, when it came to other vitamins and minerals, the evidence was less clear. For example, vitamin D supplementation did not appear to reduce the risk of pregnancy and birth complications, while other supplements did not appear to offer any clinical benefit to well-nourished women.DTB noted that a lot of the evidence in relation to these products comes from low-income countries where women are more likely to be malnourished or undernourished.Furthermore, a lot of these studies were observational, which can only establish a link, not a cause.“For most women who are planning to become pregnant or who are pregnant, complex multivitamin and mineral preparations promoted for use during pregnancy are unlikely to be needed and are an unnecessary expense. The marketing of such products does not appear to be supported by evidence of improvement in child or maternal outcomes,” DTB said.It added that pregnant women ‘may be vulnerable to messages about giving their baby the best start in life, regardless of cost’. DD HEALTH: MULTIVITAMINS AIMED AT PREGNANT WOMEN ARE A WASTE OF MONEY, SAYS STUDY was last modified: July 16th, 2016 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:pregnancystudyunnecessary expensevitaminslast_img read more

Liverpool vs PSG: Firmino benched, Sturridge starts – Champions League preview

first_img 4 possible standings BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Liverpool came so close last season Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures What the managers are sayingJurgen Klopp (Liverpool): “Paris are one of the favourites for the competition, for sure.“This team is built for winning the Champions League. They have unbelievable quality.“I have said it before, I like these challenges, but I only like it because I have a really good football team. If I was not a manager, I would watch this game.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY PSG’s incredible front three Vertonghen’s forefinger went knuckle-deep into Firmino’s left eye PSG had the luxury of resting Neymar for Friday’s 4-0 Ligue 1 victory over Saint-Etienne, while Mbappe also sat out due to suspension. silverware smart causal impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Napoli and Red Star Belgrade complete Group C, but Jurgen Klopp’s men have nothing to fear after winning their opening five Premier League games.The Reds finished runners-up in last season’s Champions League following a heartbreaking final defeat to Real Madrid, who also eliminated Les Parisiens in the first knockout round.The French champions contain some of the biggest stars in world football, including a front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, who will provide the ultimate test for a Liverpool defence which has only conceded two goals in five games. 4 This one promises goals REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Thomas Tuchel (PSG): “We know that Anfield is one of the toughest trips in Europe. Saint-Etienne [on Friday] was a good rehearsal.“It was good for our confidence ahead of Tuesday’s match at Anfield against Liverpool. It will be a big test for us. We are confident, though.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 4 4 Team newsThe Reds have made two changes from their victory over Spurs at the weekend. Captain Jordan Henderson comes in for Naby Keita while Daniel Sturridge leads the line in place of Roberto Firmino, after the Brazilian sustained an eye injury against Spurs.Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, SturridgeSubs: Mignolet, Fabinho, Keita, Firmino, Moreno, Shaqiri, MatipPSG: Areola, Meunier, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Rabiot, Marquinhos, Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar, CavaniSubs: Cibois, Kehrer, Choupo-Mouting, Diarra, Draxler, Nkunku, Nsoki Anfield is set for another memorable European night as Paris Saint-Germain visit to take on Liverpool on the opening match day of the 2018/19 Champions League.The two most prolific teams in last season’s group stages go head-to-head on Merseyside in what is already being labelled the ‘group of death’.last_img read more

Timmer Named Honorable Mention All-MVC

first_imgSAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University sophomore Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s men’s basketball honorable mention All-MVC team.Timmer, a guard, has started all 30 games to date and led the Bulldogs with 16.9 points per game this season. That total ranks as the third-highest in the MVC and is currently the highest season-long scoring average by a Bulldog since the 2001-02 season.In addition to his 16.9 points per game, Timmer has averaged 2.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from the three-point arc.He has scored 20 or more points in a game nine times this season and 19 points in five other games, including a career-high 30 points against DePaul. The honor is the third MVC postseason accolade of Timmer’s career. As a freshman he was named to the MVC All-Newcomer and All-Freshman teams. Throughout the course of this season, he has been named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week a league-high five times.Timmer and the Bulldogs begin MVC Tournament play on Thursday, March 3, as the No. 10 seed against seventh-seeded Missouri State. Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more