Vidal confident Waterhouse moving in right direction

first_imgWaterhouse Football Club President Fitzroy Vidal says the club has to go shopping in the January window to strengthen areas where it has failed on the pitch this season, this as the local powerhouse team looks to rise from its position at the bottom of the 12-team league.”Certainly, I am not comfortable with the present squad of players. I think that my team needs to be strengthened, and we know where the weak areas are; we have identified them. We think this transfer window presents an opportunity for us to fix that,” admitted Vidal, the club’s new president.”We have conceded too many goals, and that is one of the areas we are looking to strengthen. We have identified the players for those positions, but I won’t call names now. But I am hoping that we can get some of these deals wrapped up and start getting better results,” he told The Gleaner.Waterhouse, currently bottom on 15 points, started the season with Calvert Fitzgerald at the helm. But after a shaky start, he was briefly replaced by former coach Anthony Patrick, before Paul Young assumed responsibilities recently as head coach.Throughout the season, the team has struggled for wins, with only three victories from 19 outings to date.TURNING AROUND CRISISThe Drewsland-based club has dwelled at the bottom of the table for most of the season, but Vidal has no doubt Young can turn the crisis around and return normalcy to the Waterhouse Stadium.”I reached out for the coach that I have confidence in, and that is Paul Young. He had to finish up some other work that he was doing overseas, … and in the interim, I brought in Anthony Patrick.”Paul took a bit longer than I expected to come in, but since Paul came, in his first two games, we got six goals, significantly more than we have been getting. So at least the conversion is taking place now,” the club president assessed.”The discipline and motivation is at a high at the club, all the players have stepped up their games and we believe we are on our way to getting back to the top,” he continued.Vidal has no fear of relegation and remains confident Waterhouse FC will make the top four, despite being 14 points adrift of a play-off spot.”It is all-important for us to be in the League, and I have no doubt at this time that we will not drop out of the league. We believe we belong there. We are satisfied with what we are doing to ensure that we maintain our status in the Premier League, and we are going to compete as we are not done yet. I tell you confidently that we are heading for the semi-finals,” he stated.”I want to say thanks to the fans for standing by us in this difficult time. We know it is not easy, but your support has been a tower of strength behind us. I am happy to be a part of this mighty club and committed to delivering results.”last_img read more

SuperFly 3: All-Filipino fight between Nietes, Palicte ends in split draw

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img The much younger Palicte tried to use his height to his advantage but had futile success with Nietes able to make his way inside.With a steely chin, Palicte managed to stay on his feet despite taking a handful of solid punches from Nietes throughout the fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Despite delivering a methodical performance, Nietes will have to wait before getting another crack at becoming a four-division world champion.Only one judge saw the fight how it unfolded, scoring it 118-110 for Nietes. The other two, however, scored it, 116-112 for Palicte and 114-114. The fight was the co-main event of SuperFly 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’It’s highly-likely that Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KOs), the longest reigning Filipino world champion, and Palicte will meet again in a rematch.It was Nietes’ first fight in the 115-pound division. He hasn’t lost since 2004. Photo taken from HBO Boxing’s (@HBOboxing) Twitter accountThe world title fight between Filipinos Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte for the vacant WBO super flyweight crown ended in a controversial draw on Sunday (Manila time) at The Forum in Inglewood, California.Palicte had his moments, but Nietes clearly dominated the bout especially in the latter part.ADVERTISEMENT NU assistant Ildefonso tries to be coach first to sons Dave, Shaun View commentslast_img read more

UBA Wins Humanitarian Bank 2014

first_imgThe United Bank for Africa (UBA) Liberia Limited has been named as the “Humanitarian Bank of the year 2014” for the role it continues to play in the fight against the Ebola virus disease (EVD).The honor was bestowed upon UBA by the International Learning Institute (ILI) and its subsidiary, Gender International Magazine Publication and Resource Center, at the Champions of the Year Annual Award 2014. The ceremony was held last Saturday at a local resort in Monrovia.Several personalities, institutions and groups were also honored for their outstanding contribution to the fight against the virus.“We are very grateful to be awarding UBA as the Humanitarian Bank of the Year, for standing by the Liberian people.  This bank donated over US$400,000 to the national taskforce through the President, and also provided some logistics to enhance government’s efforts.”We have nothing to give you, UBA, but to recognize you in this public manner for your contributions. Only our good Lord will repay you for this generosity,” Chief organizer Mildred Dean said.UBA’s head of corporate communication and Services, Douglas M. V Jones, who received the award, noted that all of their contributions were not intended to win an award, but to demonstrate their corporate social responsibility to the government and the Liberian people.Mr. Jones said Ebola, like other natural disasters and pestilences, has no boundary, and as such, it was of more necessity for everyone, including UBA, to rally around government to defeat the virus.He noted that the bank began to get involved in the fight when its chairman, Tony Elumelu, decided to make donations to the three Ebola hot-spots, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, during the heat of the outbreak.“That was the time for us to do something to save the lives of our brothers and sisters that were dying on a daily basis,” he said.Mr. Jones noted that the bank was compelled to act because it was not only after banking profits but also the responsibility to look after humanity.“When the bank flourishes in good times, it should also be able to stand up in bad times and this is exactly what UBA was doing.”He also disclosed that UBA and the government have reached an agreement known as, ‘Social Corporate Compact.’ The agreement is to help in the post Ebola reconstruction process. The bank is wholeheartedly waiting to help in whatever way it is needed, he declared.UBA in November 2014 made an additional donation of US$300,000 to the Government of Liberia to help in the Ebola fight. This came after the UBA and its chairman had previously made several donations to the government and the National Taskforce.In September 2014, the bank also made an initial donation of a pick-up truck as logistical support to government’s efforts and promised to keep observing the situation and make additional donations when it became expedient.In her response, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf termed the donation as reinforcement of good partnership between Liberia, the UBA and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which she further described as “long standing partnership benefiting all sides.”She praised UBA’s strong commitment to Liberia’s recovery and assured the bank that its interventions in Liberia, especially in the Ebola fight, had had a great impact on Liberians.She reminded UBA’s top management of the post-Ebola reconstruction era as financial institutions partnering with Liberia will greatly be needed in this direction.UBA Liberia, which is a subsidiary of UBA Plc in Nigeria, was incorporated as a private limited liability company in October 10, 2006. Upon the formal launch of its first branch on Bushrod Island, the bank promised quality and professional services as well as a robust roll-out of branches throughout the country.UBA obtained its banking license from the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) in July 2008. The chairman of the group is Tony Elumelu, who runs the group from its headquarters in Nigeria.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rewina Juduh Wins SHINE Season II Singing Competition

first_imgThe results are out! The highly competitive SHINE Season II Singing Competition finally has a winner. The formidable Rewina Juduh emerged as the winner walking away with a check of L$150,000. Juduh beat 16 contestants to clinch the prize. Other winners were Ms. Grace Klayee, 1st Runner-up, and Mr. Gustav E. Doe, 2nd Runner-up. SHINE is a gospel talent hunt brought to us by Shabbach Production. It hopes to inspire, develop and sell young talents to the world. The CEO for this unique program is Mr. Varney Qualah.The Program was held on November 30, 2015 at the Bethel Cathedral in Congo Town, Monrovia.Contestants were drawn from different churches and went through three rigorous phases: Intro, Semifinal and Final. Throughout the three phases, Ms. Juduh maintained her composure to emerge the overall winner.The seven that made it through to the grand final were: Mr. Gustav E. Doe as contestant #2 of the Bethel Cathedral Church; Mr. Calvin L.S. Elton as contestant #4 of the Providence Baptist Church; Ms. Grace Klayee as contestant #10 of the Jubilee Praise Center; Ms. Kenrusha E. Awadjie as contestant #11 of the St. Kizito Catholic Church; Ms. Marcia T. Allison as contestant #12 of the Jubilee Praise Center; Ms. Rewina Juduh as contestant # 13 of the Greater Refuge Temple Church; and Mr. Christian F. Quire as contestant # 14 of the Duazon United Methodist Church. At the close of the program on Monday, November 30, 2015, members of the Greater Refuge Temple (GRT) church gathered at the Bethel Cathedral to celebrate Rewina Juduh, or Win as she is affectionally known by her friends, family and fans, on her greatest achievement with songs of praise and worship. Win expressed thanks and her gratefulness to Almighty God for His favor upon her life. She also thanked Bishop Dr. Nathaniel N. Zarway and the GRT family for always being there for her. Bishop Zarway made a declaration the Sunday before the program that: “Win must win!” Everyone started repeating the declaration.Show organizer, Varney Qualah, expressed thanks to every contestant and person that attended the program, from the initiative stage to the closing. “The road is not to the swift, but he that endures to the end,” he said while encouraging the contestants. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US Ambassador’s vehicle involved in accident

first_imgThe vehicle of US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, was involved in an accident at Lamaha Street, Georgetown on Sunday morning, but the ambassador was not in the vehicle at the time. Guyana Times was told that the ambassador’s driver and a security officer were the only occupants of the vehicle at time of the accident. There are no reports of serious injuries being sustained by anyone involved in that accident.last_img

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Manchester City: Blues stunned by late penalty

first_img1 Manchester City are still searching for their first victory in the Champions League this season after a disappointing 2-2 draw against CSKA Moscow at an empty Arena Khimki.Sergio Aguero opened the scoring for the visitors after converting Edin Dzeko’s pass from close-range. City then added a second before half-time when James Milner tapped in David Silva’s searching cross following a neat passing move.But the hosts halved the deficit after the restart as Seydou Doumbia tucked home his 80th goal in 120 appearances for the club.And CSKA clinched a deserved equaliser with five minutes remaining after Bibras Natcho’s composed penalty snatched a point for the home side.The result leaves City without a win after their opening three Champions League games and they will now have it all to do if they are to progress into the last-16.After a lively start, the home side offered the first strike at goal as Ahmed Musa capitalised on a poor clearance from Eliaquim Mangala before firing wide from 25 yards.But it was City who created the first meaningful chance of the game after 13 minutes, as Yaya Toure’s diagonal pass found Pablo Zabaleta, but the Argentine defender could only flash his effort wide.City began to dominate possession yet struggled to create opportunities against a compact CSKA defence while the Russian outfit looked dangerous on the break, particularly through the lively Musa.Musa, who recently labelled City as ‘weak’ opponents, should have done better inside the City area but a laboured first touch from the Nigerian striker allowed Mangala to intervene after quick, incisive build-up play from Zoran Tosic and Roman Eremenko.But City soon burst into life on the 29th minute. Silva provided the games first moment of real quality as his lofted pass found Dzeko before the Bosnian’s square pass allowed the simplest of tap-ins for the in-form Aguero – City’s first goal from open play in the Champions League this season.Dzeko then forced a fine save from Igor Akinfeev after his low, right-footed drive was pushed wide by the CSKA skipper.Manuel Pellegrini’s men then doubled their advantage on the 37th minute after Toure’s floated pass was carefully knocked down by Zabaleta before Silva’s first-time cross was tucked home by the alert Milner.And City could have added a third just seconds later as Milner’s first-time effort cannoned off the post after a typically inviting cross from Aleksandar Kolarov.Aguero was then inches away from his second, and City’s third, during a rampant period from the visitors, after another fine cross from Kolarov narrowly evaded the Argentine forward.CSKA started the brighter of the two sides after the restart, but their first strike in vain didn’t come until the 60th minute, with Eremenko’s looping volley failing to test Joe Hart.City’s lack of adventure in the second half allowed a route back into the game for the home side. Musa breached the City backline with a well-timed run before finding substitute Doumbia, who diverted the ball home from close-range.The introduction of Jesus Navas injected some much-needed pace into a labouring City side, but it was CSKA who came closest to the game’s fourth goal after Eremenko’s fizzing cross had Hart scrambling.The hosts kept coming and deservingly drew themselves level with five minutes remaining from Natcho’s composed penalty, after Kolarov’s clumsy challenge on Doumbia, turning three points into one for the reigning Premier League champions. Manchester City remain without a win in the Champions League last_img read more

Arsene Wenger says he will be ‘slaughtered’ if he did this

first_img Arsene Wenger 1 Defiant Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his side do have what it takes to win the Barclays Premier League title – and knows he would be “slaughtered” for saying they had no chance.The Gunners boss was forced to again defend the direction of his team when addressing the media ahead of Sunday’s showdown with leaders Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.The 64-year-old batted down continued criticism of his team’s apparent lack of defensive cohesion as “very, very, very, very boring” following the on-going inquest into Tuesday night’s 3-2 home Champions League defeat by Olympiacos, and then threatened to end the press conference when quizzed on comments from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho about pressures of the job.Wenger still sees great promise in his squad, which last weekend returned an impressive Premier League performance in the 5-2 win at Leicester, inflicting the first defeat of the season on the Foxes which left them only three points off the top of the table.When asked if he continued to believe in a sustained title challenge, Wenger said: “If I tell you now that we are three points behind Man United, playing Man United at home and I don’t believe that we can win the Premier League, what do you tell me? You will slaughter me.”The Arsenal manager sees plenty of reasons to stay positive.“I don’t see why we should be absolutely down, we are on the back of three or four good results in the Premier League,” he said.“We had a disappointment in the Champions League, we have to analyse it well.“It was disappointing to lose but overall every competition is different. You have to go in a different competition in a different state of mind and we have to be inspired by what we did at Leicester.”last_img read more


first_imgHe has dedicated his life to bettering the lives of children across Donegal and Ireland.Patsy McGonagle to be given Freedom of DonegalAnd now Donegal is to say a small ‘thank you’ to sporting supremo Patsy McGonagle.The Ballybofey man has nurtured athletes from an early age and encouraged them that to take part is to win. He has also been instrumental in developing the Finn Valley Centre and put countless numbers of children through his hands.Now Patsy is to be given the county’s highest honour – the Freedom of Donegal.Patsy will receive the honour from Mayor Frank McBrearty at County House in Lifford on June 14th next.The sporting leader will be surrounded by family and friends from Donegal and further afield as he collects his honour. Patsy will become only the sixth person to receive the honour, joining singer Daniel O’Donnell, sportstars Shay Given and Packie Bonner, songwriter Phil Coulter and the Brennan family from Clannad. ‘MR.ATHLETICS’ PATSY TO GET DONEGAL’S HIGHEST HONOUR was last modified: June 4th, 2013 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:Donegal Mayor Frank McBreartyFREEDOM OF DONEGALpatsy mcgonaglelast_img read more

All the action in the Championship as West Brom defeat Stoke and Villa are thrashed

first_imgDwight Gayle scored twice as West Bromwich Albion beat Stoke City 2-1 at the Hawthorns in a battle of two relegated clubs.The Baggies are hoping Gayle can fire them back to the Premier League, but it looks as though their opposition will be spending another season in the Championship on this showing. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade silverware 2 Latest Football nEWS How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures It was another frustrating afternoon for Steve McClaren and QPR impact Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible standings center_img 🎥👏What a performance, what a result and what an atmosphere at the Lane 🔴⚪️⚫️⚔️ #twitterblades #ForgedinSteel— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) September 1, 2018Anwar El-Ghazi netted a consolation for Villa.Derby left it late but continued their fine start under Frank Lampard as they won 2-1 at Hull.Summer signing Martyn Waghorn opened his account from the spot 23 minutes in, but Todd Kane levelled (53). However, Derby dug deep and won it through Florian Jozefzoon with two minutes left.Jozefzoon’s former club Brentford also continue to impress, scoring a winner six minutes from time as they beat Nottingham Forest 2-1. On-loan striker Gayle opened the scoring with a wonderful finish, before doubling the lead on 59 minutes, as Benik Afobe missed a penalty for Stoke, with Erik Pieters adding a consolation just as time was up. Gary Rowett’s men have one win from six.Aston Villa had a chastening afternoon as they lost 4-1 at Sheffield United.Villa have been active in the transfer market in the wake of their financial worries being resolved, but were humbled in South Yorkshire.Jack O’Connell set the tone six minutes in and Mark Duffy added a deflected second. Oliver Norwood made it three before the break and it was four thanks to Billy Sharp (49). Lewis Macleod got them going (45) and although in-form Matty Cash replied, Ollie Watkins won it.Adam Reach and Lucas Joao scored as Sheffield Wednesday won 2-1 at Reading, Liam Moore replying for the hosts who remain without a win.Bolton came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Preston. Callum Robinson (11) and Alan Browne (16) got North End off to a flier but Sammy Amoebi and Pawel Olkowski levelled before the break. Preston’s Ben Pearson was sent off late on.Substitute James Vaughan’s goal 17 minutes from time earned Wigan a 1-0 win over Rotherham while Birmingham and QPR drew 0-0. highlights England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal Gayle rounds the keeper to score Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack MONEY 2 RANKED Ten-man Swansea came from behind to beat Millwall 2-1 in the day’s late kick-off, with Oli McBurnie scoring the winner five minutes from time after Kyle Naughton had cancelled out Murray Wallace’s opener.Courtney Baker-Richardson was shown a straight red as early as the fifth minute for a reckless lunge, but the Welsh side were able to produce a dramatic turnaround to claim the three points.last_img read more

‘Why I couldn’t leave Everton for Liverpool despite the money on offer’

first_imgHowever, when Sharp pointed out the possible fall out had he moved directly from Goodison to Anfield, the 57-year-old explained that was one of the reasons he said no to Paisley.“I was sat in his office with my dad – I’d already agreed to go to Villa, but then I got a call from Liverpool telling me they wanted to sign me.“People say I was greedy and left [Everton] for the money. I didn’t because Liverpool offered me more. They actually said: ‘What have Villa offered you?’ I told them the package, which at the time was a lot of dough, and they said ‘we’ll double that, no problem.’“And I told them that for personal reasons and family reasons I think it’s best I don’t sign for Liverpool.“That’s the way I left it. They appreciated it and wished me luck and then later I had the opportunity to come back.“That’s the way it is and you have to conduct yourself properly. I did it for the right reasons.”Listen to Re:United on talkSPORT on Sunday 7 October at 8pm “When Steve McMahon plays well, I always think that Liverpool will play well” The combative midfielder’s influence to Liverpool was probably best summed up by Paisley, the man who tried to sign him in two years earlier. “When Steve McMahon plays well, I always think that Liverpool will play well.” 3 3 Sitting alongside Everton goal hero Graeme Sharp, McMahon said: “At the end of the day, I was an asset and Everton wanted to sell me. Simple as – that’s football.“But if that was the way it was, then they should have come out and said so rather than make me the villain of the piece because that didn’t help me for two or three years.”He spent two years at Villa Park before Everton’s all powerful rivals offered him a second chance to don the famous red shirt again, this time with Kenny Dalglish at the helm.There was a great big Graeme Souness-shaped hole in midfield that needed filling and McMahon was the man to do it. A £350,000 deal was agreed and the boyhood Toffee became the Anfield legend’s first signing as manager.In 277 games, he scored 50 times, winning three league titles and two FA Cups. 3 Steve McMahon [right] was a title winner with Liverpool When Steve McMahon left Everton for Aston Villa in 1983, some fans were left with a bitter taste in their mouths.‘Greedy’ was one of many insults chucked his way, which presumably hurt given that this was the club he supported as a kid, a place where he was a ball boy in his early years and a captain in his latter.He even TURNED down Bob Paisley’s Liverpool out of his respect for the blue half of Merseyside.“Nobody actually got the true story, even some of the players I played with didn’t know the true story,” he told talkSPORT’s Re:United, in an interview which will air on Sunday night. McMahon told talkSPORT he could have joined Liverpool from Everton in 1983, but decided not to Steve McMahon and Graeme Sharp talk to talkSPORT’s Re:Unitedlast_img read more