first_img CRISP SCORING FORM WESTERN BUREAU: After defeating Montego Bay United FC 3-1 in Monday night’s Red Stripe Premier League fixture at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, Portmore United’s head coach, Jeffrey Hewitt, believes his team’s 3-1 victory proved they can adapt and still remain razor sharp. Hewitt employed a counter-attacking style in the second half as MBU had them pinned inside their half for the majority of the second half of a thrilling match, to come away with a result that put them back atop the standings with only three regular season games left in the schedule. “We knew how this Montego Bay team plays and we wanted to catch them on the break, which we did twice, as we can play counter-attacking football too, and we demonstrated that and got three goals for it,” said Hewitt. He said his core of players can play from the bench as well as from the start and whenever summoned they are ready to perform, which oftentimes ends in a good result for the team. Hewitt’s three second-half substitutes played key roles in Monday night’s victory, but Hewitt said they remain focused on the upcoming games and the semi-finals. Ricardo Morris fired Portmore into a fifth-minute lead, which they held way into the second half when substitute Mark Alves doubled the score in the 72nd minute. Tramaine Stewart made the game safe for Portmore when he scored in the 76th minute. Owayne Gordon continued his crisp scoring form by netting in the 86th minute. However, it was the only goal MBU would muster on a night when they dominated the ball-possession statistic. Already assured a semi-final place, Portmore, according to Hewitt, went about embellishing their head-to-head record against MBU, posting a third win over their title-chasing rivals in emphatic style and now have eyes peeled on the bonus $1 million for the team ending the regular season with the most points. Portmore lead the standings with 57 points, one clear of MBU, and followed by defending champions Arnett Gardens FC (54). UWI FC (42), Humble Lion FC (41) and Harbour View (39) are also in a keen battle for the final semi-final spot. “We are taking it one step at a time. From this game, we will now concentrate on the next game and hope it gets us where we need to be at the end,” Hewitt stated.last_img read more

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Warriors’ most unassuming star maintained it would not bother him if he missed the NBA All-Star game in five years. After all, Klay Thompson could either relax on a beach or catch up with his beloved dog, Rocco.Deep down, though, Thompson did not want to spend All-Star weekend that way. He wanted to stay in the gym. He did not want two shooting slumps this season to define him. He wanted to still be …last_img

first_imgCPI(M) leader M.Y. Tarigami on Monday expressed concern over Centre’s “no talks” policy with Pakistan and described New Delhi’s policy “inconsistent and detrimental”.“India’s inconsistency became evident when in September she accepted Pakistan government’s offer for a meeting of the two foreign ministers on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly and later took a U-turn. The recent joint efforts in preparing the Kartarpur Corridor was a vital component in restoring normalcy in relations. But India followed it up by refusing to be a part of upcoming SAARC meeting in Islamabad,” said Mr. Tarigami.He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was using a “blinkered approach” to relations with Pakistan and was “constricting its scope for strategic autonomy”.By falling back on a hardline stance, the Modi government was only underscoring its contradictory and self-defeating stand in its relations with Pakistan, he said.“Resumption of the comprehensive dialogue should take place, while maintaining a firm stance on tackling terrorism. Dialogue is the only option to resolve issues as wars, violence and ceasefire violations on borders have only resulted in death and destruction in the last seven decades,” said the CPI(M) leader.He said there was a need to open more cross-LoC travel and trade routes between divided parts of Jammu and Kashmir. “A similar arrangement on the pattern of Kartarpur Corridor must be made for the pilgrims to Sharada Peeth, an important temple across the LoC,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgLegendary opening batsman and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, speaking at Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket 2017 , said the modern player does not give a damn about what appears in the media and what commentators are saying about them because they are just keen on improving their own game.”The modern player does not give a damn about what appears in the media, he does not about give a damn about what the commentators are saying  – they are so focussed on improving their game.”All these things which are appearing in the papers does not make an iota of difference. They know if they do not do well, they will be out of the team,” Gavaskar said .One of the most respected minds in world cricket now, Gavaskar is a popular commentator and his insights on the game are listened to with great intent by players all around the world.Gavaskar revealed that Indian players dread off days because that is when sometimes untrue stories come out. Despite his strong views on the apparent views between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble, he said maybe the story itself could be a fabric of somebody’s imagination.”I have been covering Indian cricket for a while now. What Indian players dread are the off days – when there is no cricket, then such stories come out.”Then anything else can come up. Not sure how true these reports of differences are or if they are part of somebody’s imagination. There’s a big game coming up vs Pakistan and it will decide which way the Indian team heads this tournament.”advertisement Also Read: Salaam Cricket 2017: Differences between captain, coach common everywhere due to generation gap, says Sunil Gavaskar Also Watch:last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 31, 2017 – Nassau – The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes along with members of the newly-appointed Price Commission have vowed to protect the rights  of consumers throughout The Bahamas. Members of the Price Commission convened their first board meeting recently at the Ministry of Labour.Minister Foulkes was joined by Synida Dorsett, Chairperson of the Price Commission; Earl Godet, Deputy Chairman; Freddie Munnings, Member; Eulamae Gordon, Chief Price Inspector & Consumer Welfare Unit; and Morgan Graham, Assistant Director of Labour.“We have a very seasoned and experienced board,” stated Minister Foulkes.   “We have Mrs. Synida Dorsett as Chairperson, who was once a Supervisor at the Consumer Unit and she also served as Secretary General of the Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) and the Deputy Chair, Mr. Earl Godet, a Businessman from Grand Bahama.   I am very happy that both of them, along with the other board members, some who hail from the Family Islands have accepted the appointment.”Minister Foulkes said there are some serious issues concerning consumer affairs in the country and that the Price Commission and the Consumer Protection Commission must readily address them.    Among these concerns he noted were the newly introduced charges by some banks on various banking transactions along with other vexing consumer issues.The Labour Minister said that he would like to see some synergy between all three of the consumer groups which fall under his portfolio so that they can be more effective.   In addition to the Price Commission, these groups include the Consumer Protection Commission and the Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services.Press Release: BISPictured L–R: Shavonne Symonette, Administration Officer Ministry of Labour; Fred Munnings, Price Commission Member; Earl Godet, Deputy Chairman, Price Commission; Minister Foulkes; Synida Dorsett, Chairman of the Price Commission; Eulamae Gordon, Chief Price Inspector & Consumer Welfare Representative and Morgan Graham, Assistant Director of Labour, Ministry of Labour.   Board members missing are: Belinda Wilson, Dennis Williams, and Huel Robins.(Photo/Courtesy MOL) Related Items:last_img read more

first_imgWayne Rooney has revealed his final days at Manchester United were embarrassing.The Manchester United all-time top scorer insists his failure to start the club’s league cup final against Southampton and the UEFA Europa League final against Ajax convinced him his time at the club was over.Despite having a bit-part role in manager Jose Mourinho’s squad, the former England international remained the captain as well as a living icon during his final season at Old Trafford.However, his reduced status in the dressing room meant Rooney was ’embarrassed’ to lift both trophies.Rooney told Sky Sports: “I came on for one minute in the Europa League final. I was about to come on against Southampton in the League Cup final, and in those moments it was embarrassing.“It was getting to a point where I was embarrassed. I thought “I can’t keep doing this”, as hard as it was to leave United.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“In the Southampton game, [manager Jose] Mourinho came to me and said: ‘I want you to lift the trophy.’ I was like: “Well, I didn’t even play in the game.’”“He was persistent with it, and I literally lifted it and moved it on. What was I doing? I need to move on and go somewhere else.”Rooney called time on his United career in the summer of 2017, joining his boyhood club Everton with Romelu Lukaku moving in the other direction in a separate deal.However, his time at Goodison Park would be equally difficult and he made the move to the MLS this summer.He enjoyed an impressive campaign in the United States and his family have flourished in their new environment.last_img read more

first_imgWorld-Tourism-DayThe World Tourism Day is being observed in the country on Wednesday as elsewhere across the globe with the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism – A Tool for Development’.A daylong colourful festival and musical show are set to be held at Rabindra Sarabor, one of the capital’s popular cultural hubs, to mark the day.Aviation and Tourism Journalists’ Forum of Bangladesh (ATJFB), a platform of journalists covering aviation and tourism affairs, with the support from Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB) is organising the festival titled ‘Tourism Fest 2017’.Different organisations are expected to showcase various tourism-related products and activities at the venue from morning while a discussion on this year’s theme of sustainable tourism will be held at 3:30 pm.Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon, information minister Hasanul Haq Inu and home affairs minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal are expected to attend the discussion.In the afternoon, a live musical show is scheduled to be staged where popular folk band Joler Gaan along with other traditional solo singers will perform.Besides, tribal and traditional dance performances are also included in the festival itinerary.In Chittagong, a rally was held in the port city this morning to mark the World Tourism Day.Addressing a press conference, H M Hakim Ali, CEO Hotel Agrabad and president of Bangladesh International Hotel Association (BIHA), on Tuesday said proper planning needed to develop tourism in Chittagong as it was blessed with a huge potential for tourism.The present government has given emphasis on the tourism industry and allocated a considerable amount for the development of the sector, said Ali adding that the tourism sector could play a vital role through promoting brotherhood among the people in this strife-torn world.Apart from bringing out the rally, Hotel Agrabad is set to arrange an art competition for children and Bangla & Sri Lankan Food Festival from 27 to 28 September marking the day.last_img read more