The death of a footballer identified as Lawrence Blaye alias Karteh has ended the Johnson Gbor Tournament in Grand Bassa County.The incident took place last Sunday during the second match at the football pitch, in Gbonyee Tour Town, in District # 4.The chairman of the Movement For Change, Helter Wragboe told the Daily Observer that during the first half of the match between Kpowein Clan FC and Sehkehpol Clan FC, the late Blaye received a volley pass and connected with a team-mate, he suddenly collapsed.Mr. Wragboe revealed that when they all rushed to rescue him he was unconscious, until a health pracetioner in the area examined him and discovered that he was dead.He said after the discovery they took the body to a funeral home in Buchanan.Mr. Wragboe revealed that the deceased was once allegedly attacked by a leopard and they fought before he stabbed the leopard before it escaped into the bush, near Sehkehpol in Kpowein Clan in the district.The Late Blaye got sick for almost a year, and later was healed by a herbalist, he added, “The people of Sehkepol, a clan located near the beach of the Atlantic Ocean in the district advised him to leave the area and so Blaye later traveled to Monrovia.”He mentioned that when the tournament started in February this year, being a skipper, his friends sent for him to be featured on the Sehkehpol Clan FC and he agreed and came to the clan again.The late Blaye, a former player of Alpro FC a 3rd Division Team was laid to rest, but before then the people of Kpowein Clan demanded his burial in their clan from where his father hailed. He said Clan insisted they wanted his remains to be buried in his mother’s town in Sehkehpol Clan.Finally the Kpowein people, he said forcefully and angrily took the body from the Sehkehpol Clan people and buried the remains in Kpowein Clan. On the tournament itself, the organizers, Movement For Change, which gears towards uniting the people featured six clans in District # 4, including Newcess, Joegbarn, Little Kollah , Grand Kollah , Sehkehpol and Kpowein.It is in honor of Attorney Johnson Y. Gbor, a son of the district, who is again eying the representative position in Electoral District # 5 come 2017.According to its chairman Helter Wragboe the winner was expected to receive a giant side trophy, $10,000 LD, one set of Jersey, and one football, while the runners –up is entitled to $ 3,000 LD, one set of jersey and one football and the rest of the participating teams would receive one football each.During the formal opening, Attorney Gbor expressed his optimism about his choice for the tournament to be named in his honor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In Berbice…– confesses to crimeThe Guyana Police Force has detained a 30-year-old-man who is said to have no fixed place of abode, in connection with the death of pensioner Fitzherbert Grimes, 88, of Hazel Street, Springlands, Corriverton, Berbice.Grimes died on Friday, several hours after being admitted a patient at the Skeldon Public Hospital.He was taken to the hospital around 13:30h by officers, with a lacerated wound to his mouth and swollen eyes.The suspect was arrested at the scene and has reportedly confessed to the crimeAccording to the Police, investigations revealed that the suspect who is a frequent visitor of the victim, went to the victim’s home located in the upper flat of the house, shortly after 13:00h on Friday and minutes later, the victim was heard screaming.The Police who were alerted, responded promptly and reportedly caught the suspect in the process of exiting the yard. Police say the suspect has since confessed to beating the 88-year-old man because of his (victim’s) refusal to give him some of his pension money.Reports are the suspect had gone to the home of Grimes as he normally did and committed the act which was witnessed by an 11-year-old boy. The boy’s father, Dexter Parks, had gone to run an errand for Grimes at the time, and as he returned he heard his son calling.“He hollering fo murder! Murder! So I ran and ask he what happen and he say, ‘Come see wah “Odel” doing to the “Big Man Grimes”, so I run inside and go upstairs.”The house where the 88-year-old pensioner lived and where the crime took placeAccording to Parks, when he got upstairs, the suspect was still in the act and there was blood everywhere. “He deh on top of the man an choking he… I watching wah going on an I ent know wha fo do…”He said the blood on the floor and walls came as Grimes was being stamped in the head by the suspect whose name was given by neighbours as “Odel”.Meanwhile, neighbours reported that following shouts coming from the building, several persons ran into the yard.Parks said as he watched, someone called on him to apprehend the suspect as he was attempting to leave. “So I hold on to him right here by the door and hand him over to the Police when they come; they did not take long in like five or six minutes they come,” he related.The deceased is said to have had a good relationship with the community which looked out for him. Grimes had uplifted his pension on Thursday and has a portion of it left on Friday afternoon when the suspect came.The suspect is a known offender and was released from prison two weeks ago.He was on Saturday afternoon taken back to the scene where he gave Police a detailed account of what transpired. Meanwhile, Grimes had reportedly told friends that he had plans of living past his 100th birthday.He leaves to mourn several children. The body is presently at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination. (Andrew Carmichael)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The dates for the 8th annual Crystal Cup Pond Hockey Challenge have been announced.This year’s Crystal Cup will be taking place on February 22 to 24 at the south end of Charlie Lake.In an announcement on the Crystal Cup Facebook page, organizers say they expect to see more than 100 teams participate in this year’s event.- Advertisement -“For this year’s Crystal Cup we are opening up to 32 teams in the general, 10 in the Sapphire and 10 in the Coal. While the Sid Davis Memorial will be open to 10 teams per division including Pre-Novice, Novice, Atom, Pee-Wee, Bantam and Midget”, said the statement.If you would like to become a volunteer or a sponsor for the event, you can check out their website at www.thecrystalcup.com
The challenge for the Lakers is getting a consistent effort out of Bynum when he isn’t facing one of the NBA’s headliners, which Jackson admits is easier said than done with a player only two years removed from high school. As evidence of the progress Bynum has made this season, Jackson said he has shown that he can play beyond the eight minutes that Jackson once envisioned as an upper limit before fatigue would set in. SALT LAKE CITY – The education of Andrew Bynum, now in its sophomore year, continues even as coach Phil Jackson has noticed one thing in particular about his 19-year-old center. “We talked a lot, Andrew and I did, in our meetings about how to sustain an effort, how to get more of an effort,” Jackson said. “I noticed when he plays against a (Tim) Duncan or a Shaquille O’Neal … that his activity level is much higher, and we were talking about that.” Although he suffered a back injury in the preseason, McKie said he was fully healthy by November. His Lakers career has been defined by injuries, with McKie missing most of last season with a torn quadriceps tendon, and playing only 18games in all. But McKie was a valuable bench presence, offering suggestions to Bynum, as one example, of how he could avoid picking up a foul with a guard crashing into him on the way to the basket. “Hopefully, it can translate into helping them maybe think the game out a little bit more,” McKie said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He knows that I want more from him,” Jackson said. “He knows what I needed to have accomplished. … We’re happy what we get from Andrew. That’s one of the things that we have to remember that he’s still a 19-year-old guy.” Coach McKie: During all those games he spent at the end of the Lakers’ bench, Aaron McKie jokingly referred to himself as the team’s “fifth assistant coach,” a career he said he might pursue once his playing days are over. “Just to keep the laughter going was important because it was kind of like sucking the life out of me,” McKie said. “When you put so much work in and hard work and you’re not getting any results at the end, it’s kind of tough.” McKie had plenty of time to encourage his teammates; he played in only one of the Lakers’ first 55 games. But the 34-year-old’s time has come with Jackson’s decision to turn to his veteran guards off the bench in recent games. “I’m in a situation now where I can help the team with limited minutes,” McKie said, “and it’s fun for me.”
But opponents argued that it would impose a financial hardship on hobbyist breeders, who would have to pay for permits. “Only the commercial, high-volume breeders and the illegal, underground breeders would remain,” said Douglas Surber of Save our Dogs, a group of dog breeders and others opposed to the legislation. And Assemblyman Mike Eng, D-Monterey Park, said he wanted several amendments to clarify provisions and rules in the measure, which would follow the lead of L.A. County and states such as Rhode Island that have passed similar laws. Levine legislative aide Zak Meyer-Krings said problems will be worked out within two weeks, in time for the next committee hearing April 24 – the last meeting before an April 27 deadline for action. firstname.lastname@example.org SACRAMENTO – An ambitious plan to spay and neuter most California cats and dogs failed to clear its first key legislative hearing Tuesday. The bill backed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa would force pet owners to spay or neuter nearly all cats and dogs by the time the animals are 4 months old. Owners who fail to comply would be subject to a $500 fine. Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, sponsor of the bill, said it would exempt cats and dogs owned by licensed breeders. More than 100 representatives of the state Humane Association and other groups testified in support of the bill, aimed at reducing euthanasia of an estimated 500,000 feral and roaming animals annually in California. (916) 447-9302160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
But judging by the crowds, the club has trouble giving away tickets. Chivas’ attendance is next-to-last in the league at 12,191 per game. However, like all MLS teams, those numbers reflect only the number of tickets distributed. Most crowds have looked like Sunday’s, with the 27,000-seat stadium about three-quarters empty. To address the matter, the club on Tuesday announced the hiring of Shawn Hunter as president and CEO. Hunter, a former president of AEG Sports – the company that owns Home Depot Center and the Galaxy – is new to soccer, but he developed the marketing plans for the Colorado Avalanche and the Phoenix Coyotes when they were welcomed to town with near-capacity crowds. “This brand has unbelievable potential, and notice I use the word potential because we are far from where we want to be,” said Hunter, who was given an undisclosed stake in the club. “One of my jobs is to unlock the fan base.” Hunter, who said the product on the field needed no improvement, offered no specifics on how he’d spark attendance, and wasn’t interested in discussing what missteps Chivas has taken thus far. But he said the club would continue to emphasize its relationship with Chivas de Guadalajara, whose owner Jorge Vergara, is co-owner of Chivas USA. “To be honest with you, it’s something we talk about,” said midfielder Francisco Mendoza, who has been with Chivas USA since its inception. “But I don’t know. As long as we keep playing good soccer, that’s all we can do.” email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOCCER: Team hires Hunter as president and CEO to bolster crowds. By Billy Witz STAFF WRITER Ana Estrada couldn’t have been happier Sunday evening, sitting with her brother, Miguel, who was wearing a Mexico jersey, and her father, a die-hard Chivas de Guadalajara fan, as they watched Chivas USA put the finishing touches on a 3-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls. “We need things like this to bring people together, to bring families together,” the Inglewood resident said of her first Chivas USA game. A couple sections over, Jeff Sussman had one eye on the action and another on his three kids, who had plenty of empty seats to roam around. “Where else can you go and relax like this?” said the Manhattan Beach resident, who was taking in his second game. “It’s so much better to get in and out of than Dodger Stadium and the Coliseum. It’s easy.” Besides leaving Home Depot Center with smiles on their faces, Estrada and Sussman also had something else in common. They didn’t pay for their tickets, getting them through friends with the club or through their jobs. In its third season, Chivas USA has established itself as a MLS Cup contender – a win over the Galaxy on Thursday in the usually well-attended Super Clasico would vault it into first place in the Western Conference. The Goats have done it with an attacking, skillful brand of soccer that should be a hit with fans.
AC Milan are ready to offer goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma a new contract to ward off interest from Manchester United, according to reports in Italy.The 16-year-old made his debut last month, becoming the youngest ever goalkeeper to start a Serie A match.Donnarumma is expected to have a big future and has already been compared to Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon.Manchester United have tracked the youngster for several years and they had been linked with a January move.But now, according to reports in Italy, Milan are ready to offer Donnarumma a new contract to ward off any interested clubs.The Italian’s current deal ends in 2018 and any new one is expected to contain a pay rise and an extension of a few years. Gianluigi Donnarumma has impressed AC Milan officials 1
Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy round up the highlights from the last week of Sports Bar shows.This week’s podcast including the hilarious call from confused Chelsea fan Adam, one of Andy’s favourite Sports Bar moments EVER! What are you saying Ad?!
No Santa Clarita Valley team has suffered through more rainouts than Hart, and that the April 4 matchup against Saugus was postponed by rain is especially disappointing. The game, initially scheduled at night at the Hart PONY complex, has been moved to the afternoon. It is slated for April 26 at 3:15 p.m. at Central Park in Saugus. Games at the PONY complex always are a season highlight. Most of the girls played youth softball at the complex, and there’s always a huge turnout because there isn’t schedule conflicts with day games. “We tried to reschedule at the Hart complex, but they have their own league games there, so there was nothing we can do,” Hart coach Steve Calendo said. “They’re completely booked, but the good news is we still have one more game scheduled with Saugus at the Hart complex on May 4.” Power hitter: Valencia’s Jessica Spigner has five home runs this season, one shy of Ashley Herrera’s 2002 school single-season record of six and five shy of former Canyon star Crystl Bustos’ 1994 Foothill League record of 10. Valencia has hit 11 home runs this season, one short of the combined total of Saugus (six), Canyon (four) and Hart (two). Time for a break: Santa Clarita Christian is on a 12-day spring break – and the Cardinals (1-5) can use it. They are coming off consecutive 23-1 defeats, and four of the team’s five losses have been by 10 or more runs. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5218160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHart, which with Valencia competes in the highly competitive Woodbridge of Irvine tournament that begbins this weekend, is coming off a dramatic 2-1, 19-inning loss to El Camino Real of Woodland Hills – a four-hour-plus marathon that ended on Bianca Mejia’s home run. “We had a chance to win it in extra innings a couple of times but just couldn’t get the right hit at the right time,” Calendo said. “We also were trying not to give Mejia anything good to hit, but 19 innings is a long time, and we kind of lost our concentration at the end.” Making her pitch: Valencia’s Jordan Taylor is on pace to surpass 300 strikeouts in a season – a feat that hasn’t been achieved by a local pitcher since Hart’s Kym Weil in 1990. Taylor (13-2), a junior right-hander, has 203 strikeouts in 108 innings. She probably will pitch every game for Valencia the rest of the season, so if she stays on the same pace – 13.5 strikeouts per start – she’ll finish with 365. If Valencia returns to the Southern Section Div. I final, meaning an additional five playoff starts, she would finish with 433. Only 10 Southern Section pitchers have surpassed 400 strikeouts in a season, none since 1989.
He said: “What he does is, he presses high up on the opposition defence and when they do break, he’s the first line of defence as well – he’s the one that tracks back.“Look how many times Raheem Sterling has come deep to collect the ball, it’s almost like he’s a defensive midfielder!“When we used to talk about Wayne Rooney; ‘oh he’s coming too deep!’“Raheem Sterling is so fit, he’s so quick and he’s so versatile in his movement, he has come back so many times to collect the ball.“He’s dangerous, not just going through the middle, but going on the left side, on the right side and through the centre.“Whether it’s running over the top for the ball that goes over, how many times did he get in behind [Andreas] Granqvist?“When he’s got the ball, the opposition absolutely brick it, but look at the work rate!”In 42 appearances for the Three Lions, Sterling has just scored twice since making his debut in 2012.However, under the tutelage of Gareth Southgate, he has developed into a vital part of a well-oiled machine – working tirelessly for his teammates and exploiting areas of space as and when they appear. Alongside Jesse Lingard, Sterling’s energy and verve in behind skipper Harry Kane have yet to rewarded with a goal.But, according to Goughie, that is all the youngster would need to get the doubters off his back.“Him and Lingard, I think, have been outstanding both of them and I don’t think they’re getting the credit they actually deserve,” he added.“Out of the three, and this is not having a go art Dele because it was an important goal he scored the other day, but Dele’s probably been the worst player out of those three. 4 Sterling made his England debut back in 2012 against Sweden, the side he helped knock out of the World Cup on Saturday 4 Southgate’s young and vibrant team are hungry and desperate to make amends for years of hurt. Darren Gough has leapt to the defence of under-fire England star Raheem Sterling.The Three Lions will face Croatia on Wednesday night in the World Cup semi-final, a game you can hear live on talkSPORT from 7pm. Raheem Sterling has struggled to find the net for England “No, he’s taken no criticism, but Sterling has taken it all and that’s purely because he’s not scored a goal.“All he needs is a goal, one goal would change it.“Can you imagine if Sterling doesn’t score in the semi, but England win and he pops in a hat trick in the World Cup Final.“Guess what? Sterling knighthood, it’s happened before!”Check out the video from talkSPORT’s official Twitter page below! The Manchester City forward has come under intense scrutiny after failing to find the back of the net for his side in Russia.After scoring 18 goals last season en route to the Premier League title, much was expected of the 23-year-old.His failure to score has led to Vinnie Jones claiming the forward would be playing for Exeter City ‘if he did not have pace’.However Gough, who is in Russia as part of talkSPORT’s extensive World Cup coverage, believes the starlet is working selflessly for his team. 4 England will play their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 where they will face Croatia 4 “The opposition absolutely brick it when he’s got the ball!” 😱Darren Gough defends Raheem Sterling amid criticism over his lack of #WorldCup goals. 📻 @talkSPORTDrive | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/aLPN1BGjvY— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 9, 2018