Cunningham heads to German Open in Stuttgart

first_imgJAMAICA’s most-decorated female martial artist Sheckema Cunningham departs the island tomorrow for Stuttgart, Germany, to participate in Saturday’s International Sport Kickboxing Association’s (ISKA) International German Open.The Open is a German qualifier for the World Championships to be held in Stuttgart, May 2016.Cunningham shone at the ISKA US Open in July, winning her three fights in leading Jamaica to a silver medal in the Gold Cup won by Germany.Her coach, Jason McKay, said the Stuttgart tournament is being used as a launch pad for Cunningham, who won a bronze medal in sparring at the International Taekwon-Do Federation 2011 World Championships, to add an ISKA world title to her trophy case.”She is set to retire in five years. The aim is for her to win the World Championships next year and hold that title until she retires. That would be an ISKA record,” McKay said yesterday.Jamaica has had five ISKA world champions: Oshane Murray, Kenneth Edwards, Nicholas Dusard, Subrina Richards and Akino Lindsay.GETTING ACCLIMATISED”This championship is to sensitise her to the environment, get her acclimatised and sensitised to German fighters. Though five Jamaicans have won ISKA World Championships gold, none has ever defended it.”It’s going to be an extremely difficult championship. She will face the best ISKA fighters in continuous sparring, Europeans. The best in points sparring are the Americans and us. I expect her to do better in points sparring. Continuous will be very tough for her, but I expect her to medal,” he added.Cunningham admitted she hasn’t competed much locally or internationally this year because of an injury sustained at the ITF World Cup in Montego Bay last August. However, she believes she will be ready by Saturday.”In fitness, I would say I am at about eight out of 10. By the time I get there, I should be physically ready, doing both continuous and points sparring. I don’t believe I have done that in years. Preparing for that is very hard, but my coach gets me ready for anything,” said the petite 30-year-old, who normally fights at -50.0 kilos, but will be in the minimum -57.0 kilo category.last_img read more

Fellow athletes, coaches rally behind embattled Ravena

first_imgKiefer Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere has been no shortage of support for Kiefer Ravena after he tested positive for prohibited substances and was suspended for 18 months by Fiba.Fellow athletes and coaches are rallying behind Ravena, who is one of the brightest young stars in the country.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil I stand with you, manong. @kieferravena #KiefTheFaith— Ish Polvorosa (@ishpolvorosa) May 28, 2018 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Ravena’s basketball career took a major hit but many, including his national team coach Jong Uichico and fellow Atenean athletes Gretchen Ho and Ish Polvorosa, believe he will come back better than ever.I’ve seen how passionate, hardworking and sincere this guy is about his basketball since high school.No doubt 💯Got you @kieferravena. #WeStandWithKiefer— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) May 29, 2018 Rain or Shine veteran and Gilas Pilipinas teammate Gabe Norwood also gave some words of encouragement for Ravena.Keep your head up @kieferravena!— Gabe Norwood (@GNorwood5) May 28, 2018In a press conference on Monday, Ravena didn’t point fingers at anyone but himself.READ: Kiefer Ravena clears he’s not doing illegal drugsRavena plans to create an advocacy that aims to bring awareness about the prohibited substances in the World Anti-Doping Agency List as a way to prevent other athletes from committing the same mistake that he did.Take a second and look how @kieferravena is handling this challenge in his life. Admission. Explanation. Acceptance. Advocacy. Proud of you Kief. This, too, shall pass. Nothing but love and respect for you.— Jeff Cariaso (@thejet_22) May 29, 2018 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial A young man of tremendous character. No doubt in my mind you will fly higher after this @kieferravena!— Jong Uichico (@coachjong) May 29, 2018 “It could have been any of us. Stay strong @kieferravena! #KiefTheFaith,” Teng, who is now playing for the Alaska Aces in the PBA, posted on Twitter.The suspension also keeps Ravena from suiting up for the NLEX Road Warriors, who are now without their two best players with guard Kevin Alas still recovering from an ACL injury.Behind you all the way @kieferravena 🙏🏻👊🏻 #WeStandByKiefer— Kevin Louie Alas (@kevinlouiealas) May 28, 2018ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Warriors reach 4th straight NBA Finals with win over Houston MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “@kieferravena has done so much for basketball in the country and deserves the benefit of the doubt. You can check out the list of banned substances here. How can anybody know this in a country with no WADA presence? #honestmistake,” Far Eastern University athletic director Mark Molina wrote on Twitter.READ: NLEX stands by Kiefer Ravena amid doping ban 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 crownAt 24, Ravena already owns the Philippine record for the most number of gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games with four.His college rival Jeron Teng also voiced out his support to the former Blue Eagle and fellow rookie in the PBA. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Ramil De Jesus admits struggling to juggle La Salle, F2 coaching duties

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Lady Eagles brace for tougher 2nd round battle As talented as De Jesus is, he’s still human and he admits juggling coaching duties for both the Lady Spikers and the Cargo Movers sometime take a toll on him.De Jesus said that he found it the most difficult when his two teams play on the same day just like when La Salle played Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and with F2 taking on PLDT in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“They really did play simultaneously and it’s hard because it’s not just about the game itself because there’s the preparation too,” said De Jesus after his Lady Spikers dismantled Far Eastern University, 25-15, 25-19, 26-24, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.“How will you build a mindset? How will you plan? Like today, the games were played at the same time,” added De Jesus. “Although I’ve already made a game plan but it’s still different if I’m there because I know the players better and for a team it’s hard to lose a father figure inside the court.” SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:55Off-duty cops to report to camps on New Year’s eve to avoid indiscriminate firing00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 If the Lady Spikers were able to pull off the win against the Lady Tamaraws, the Cargo Movers weren’t as lucky against PLDT after losing in four sets, 20-25, 25-23, 21-25, 18-25.Noel Orcullo, an assistant coach at both La Salle and F2, coached the Cargo Movers but the team played without key players Kim Fajardo, Kianna Dy, and Cha Cruz-Behag who are all nursing different injuries.F2, which is a major sponsor of La Salle, still held a respectable record of 7-2.De Jesus, whose Lady Spikers improved to 5-2 in the UAAP, even told F2’s management that if possible he would focus on La Salle during the second semester of the UAAP.“I’ve told the team managers that if possible I don’t want to be the coach for both teams especially during the UAAP,” said De Jesus. “It’s really hard juggling the two.”ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—Ramil De Jesus is considered as one of the finest minds in Philippine volleyball having led De La Salle to 11 UAAP titles and F2 Logistics to three championships in the Philippine Superliga.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

No marks of violence found, friend stable

first_imgTeen drowningBy: Indrawattie Natramfriend of the deceased Kowsal Persaud, who drowned Saturday afternoon, is presently hospitalised at the Suddie Public Hospital in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam).Emanuel Narine had to be rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital where he is currently a patient. He suffered severe bruises, occasioned by turbulent waves when he tried to save his friend at the Aurora seawall. His condition is listed as stable.Dead: Kowsal PersaudNarine, speaking to Guyana Times related that around 11:00h Saturday last, he and his friends were consuming Vodka at the Aurora seawall when they decided to take a bath. He further related it was six of them drinking and socialising after a long time. Out of the six friends Kowshal Persaud, 19, aka Ajay unfortunately drowned while swimming in the mighty river.Narine related that the now dead Persaud went furthest to the channel and suddenly disappeared around 15:00 hours in the murky water.The other friends Shavenarine Sookhan, Latchman Persaud, Kelvin Persaud, Faed Mohamed and himself panicked but launched a search to find Persaud. They all ventured into the water and began to vigorously search for their friend.The friend’s body was discovered motionless and they immediately took him out and rested him on the fore shore.They were panicking during the entire ordeal and so the police were summoned. Persaud along with Narine were rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital where Persaud was pronounced dead. His body was examined by detectives and no marks of violence were found.Police are currently conducting an investigation into the incident.Statements were taken from Narine and the friends.The body of Persaud is presently at the Suddie Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination. Family of the deceased are still shocked by the incident.Persaud is the third child of his parents and was a second year student of the Teachers Training College.last_img read more

Nimba Legislative Caucus, County Authority Resolve Dispute

first_imgNimba County Superintendent, Fong Zuagele has disclosed that cordial relationship has been restored between the county authority and the legislative caucus following a protracted period of hauling and pulling.Zuagele told the Daily Observer recently in Sanniquellie, “March 20 made me two years as Superintendent, and when we got here, we began on a roller coaster because we were misunderstood. My brothers in the caucus had some bad feelings about the conduct of some officials of the county, but with the intervention of Nimba businessman Tomah-Seh Floyd and the coming of Development Superintendent Dorr Cooper and others, we are working together smoothly as a team.”He said restoring relations between the county administration and the caucus brought changes at all levels involving the “Assistant Superintendent for Development and the Project Management Committee (PMC), coupled with the appointment of Assistant Superintendent for Fiscal Affairs.”Zuagele said the chairmanship of the Legislative Caucus was turned over from Senator Thomas Grupee to Senator Prince Johnson to settle the leadership dispute that existed among its members. Since the changes were made, the caucus and the county administration are working in unity with the goal of bringing improvement to the county, the Supt. said.He added that with cohesion existing among them, caucus and the county authority are moving on with every activity the national government has released money for, citing the opening of streets, building of schools, awarding scholarships and assisting the county community college.He said as head of the team, his role is to strengthen his deputies to do their work under the economic principle of division of labor.Supt. Zuagele said restoration of relations between the county authority and the Legislative Caucus now allows him to issue gas coupons and scratch cards to local chiefs.According to him, the coupons and scratch cards are meant to empower the local chiefs and to allow regular flow of communications, and unhindered travel to wherever they are called.He indicated that an accounting system has been set up to ensure checks and balance in line with the Public Financial Management Act, and noted that as a result, the Ministry of Finance has commenced releasing Nimba County’s money withheld over the years.He said they first received US$ 2.6 million when he took over and they recently received US$1.9 million after the Public Procurement and Concession Commission approved the county’s procurement plan.The Nimba Legislative Caucus and the County Administration had been at odds over the use of development funds in the county. It led District #9 Representative, R. Matinokay Tingba to requeset the House of Representatives to summon Supt. Zuagele and former Assistant Superintendent for Development, Teko Tozay Yorlay.At the hearing, some members of the Nimba Legislative Caucus said they would not work with the county administration if the two senior officials were part of it.A few months later the Ministry of Internal Affairs dismissed Assistant Superintendent for Development, Teko Yorlay, but maintained Superintendent Zuagele. Teko was later appointed by President Sirleaf as Assistant Minister for Youth Development at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Opposition identifies ‘grey areas’ in Juvenile Justice Bill

first_img– calls for simple review in Special Select CommitteeAlthough throwing its support behind the Juvenile Justice Reform Bill, the parliamentary Opposition has said it still has some reservations in relation to some aspects of the bill and is therefore requesting that it be fine-tuned.Following the second reading of the Bill in Parliament on Thursday by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, parliamentarians from both sides of the House were given the opportunity to debate the merit of the Bill.Opposition Member of Parliament, Dr Frank Anthony said while he is not opposed to the Bill, he has identified some shortcomings which he would hope could be addressed before it is passed.“There are some little things that we see as contradictions, what can be I think ironed out, because the measures here are all good measures and this is a direction we meant to go,” he told the House.However, he said the small issues that need to be ironed out could be done so quickly, if the Minister would consider that the Bill be taken to the Special Select Committee.One of Dr Anthony’s contentions is the need to have clearer provisions in place to deal with children under the age of 14 who commit serious crimes.In making reference to other countries, the MP said in Scotland, the criminal responsibility is eight years old. However, he noted that there are special institutions and other measures in place to deal with children under that limit who commit serious offences.Despite these concerns, the former Youth Minister nevertheless described the Bill as comprehensive. However, he reminded that the Bill was first piloted by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government.Meanwhile, Minister Ramjattan who opened the debate. said it will provide a better quality of life for young offenders, as the Government continues to work towards strengthening its response to youths.“In this day and age, we have to provide a humane alternative to incarceration for young lawbreakers. This certainly will help them avoid falling deeper into a life of crime,” Minister Ramjattan said.The Juvenile Justice Bill would see the abolishment of truancy and wandering as crimes. The Bill would also pave the way for more ‘stringent’ methods when dealing with juvenile matters.The draft Bill was conceived in 2004 under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic Administration with the support and input from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).The first draft was produced in 2007 after a series of consultations and submissions by stakeholders, inclusive of the Rights of the Child Commission; however, progress was delayed and efforts to revive the process began in 2014.The 11-part Bill makes provisions for the establishment of facilities to enable the rehabilitation and education of juvenile offenders.It seeks to amend and consolidate the law in relation to criminal justice for juveniles and make provision for proceedings with respect to young offenders and provide for the establishment of facilities for the custody, education, and the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.According to the Bill, “the evaluation shall include an assessment of the cognitive, emotional, psychological and social development of the child.”After much deliberation and debate, the Bill was unanimously passed.last_img read more

Guyana Medical Council concludes probe into doctors’ conduct

first_imgDeaths of children at GPHC…files sent to disciplinary committee More than three months have passed since the deaths of three juveniles occurred at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and although two independent investigations into those matters have been concluded, sanctions, if any, are yet to be imposed.Chairman of the Guyana Medical Council, Dr Navindranauth Rambarran, in an exclusive interview with Guyana Times on Saturday said that the Guyana Medical Council has concluded its probe into the deaths and the files have been sent to the council’s Disciplinary Committee.“All I could say on the issue is that the issue is now engaging the disciplinary committee at the medical council. But the course of natural justice has to take its path. So I cannot comment on that further,” Dr Rambarran said.With regard to the doctors who were found in the initial probe by the hospital to be negligent of following protocol, and who are still on the job, Dr Rambarran explained that it is not the role of the Guyana Medical Council to interfere in those operations but rather, the Disciplinary Committee has to do its work.GPHC, earlier this year, concluded its own probe into the matter, which found that the medical personnel did not follow the established protocol in administering drugs to the three children who died earlier this year.In March last, Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) of Guyana, Dr Karen Gordon-Campbell, told the media that the doctors who treated the three juvenile leukaemia patients who later died at the GPHC administered the drugs incorrectly. Instead of intrathecal administration of the drug vincristine, they administered it intravenously.It was this that led to the adverse reactions of those three children and ultimately their deaths.She explained that investigations revealed that protocols the medical practitioners should have followed would have stipulated which drug has to be administered “when and where.”“It wasn’t a question of dosage but administration in terms of where it was administered. That was done incorrectly. The dosages would have been fine but in terms of where they administered what,” the Deputy CMO explained.She stated that the three medical personnel involved in the matters were aware that they had broken protocol but not at the initial stage of administering the medicinal drugs to those patients.“The reasons that were given encompassed the fact that they were stretched and maybe not fully attentive at the time. That pretty much is the long and short of the reasons given but I don’t think that initially they realised. But eventually, when they recognised that the patients were deteriorating when they checked they realised their mistake.”DeficienciesMeanwhile, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the GPHC, Kesaundra Alves told the media that an internal investigation by the hospital’s administration into the circumstances surrounding the treatment of three leukaemia patients and their subsequent adverse reactions has revealed that human deficiencies and systemic challenges contributed to the demise of those three children.“Statements were solicited from the parties directly or indirectly involved and parties who were witnesses or otherwise privy to pertinent information that could assist with the investigation. The Director of Medical and Professional Services, Dr Jeffery, submitted his final report to the Chief Executive Officer on January 28, 2019. That report concluded that human deficiencies and systemic challenges contributed to the demise of the three children.”She stated that an independent investigation by the Public Health Ministry was also launched and findings were similar to those of the GPHC’s; non-adherence to the hospital’s protocols led to the three young children succumbing at the GPHC.Since the deaths occurred, parents and other activists have been calling for the suspension of medical licenses of those doctors responsible for the deaths of seven-year-old Curwayne Edwards on January 14, three-year-old Roshini Seegobin on January 18 and six-year-old Sharezer Mendonca on January 24.last_img read more

Gor Mahia look to finish the CAF job in Dar

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shouts instructions from the touchline during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D match against Tanzania’s Yanga at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25- Record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia will set one foot in the quarter finals of the CAF Confederations Cup with a win over Tanzania’s Young Africans (Yanga) in Dar es Salaam on Sunday night.Gor occupy second slot in Group D with five points, three behind leaders USM Alger who play third placed Rayon Sport in Algiers simultaneously. Rayon are on two points picked from back to back draws against Gor and Yanga and a loss coupled with a Gor win will pull the gap between second and third to six points.This will mean that Gor will need only a point from the remaining two games; away to USM Alger and at home to Rayon to confirm their slot in the group stages of the continental showpiece for the first time ever.But first, they have to find a way past Yanga.“It is not easy as everybody thinks. We won 4-0 away and now all the people think it is going to be easy going to Dar. The expectations are very high on us and the pressure is massive. It is going to be a difficult game,” Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr embraces winger Samuel Onyango during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D match against Tanzania’s Yanga at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe adds; “I have been reading on all the problems Yanga have but I don’t believe anything. I know they are going to come tough at us and they are playing at home so that is an extra motivation with their fans behind them as well.”Financial problems, player revolt and an unsettled fan base are some of the things pressing down the multiple Tanzanian champions and their performance in the Confederations Cup after losing their domestic title to arch rivals Simba have not made it easy for them.Gor on the other hand have had a brilliant season despite a few blips with players staging go slows over unpaid allowances.The 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions are unbeaten in their league campaign after 20 matches and are in the quarter finals of the domestic cup, a tournament they have played using mostly second choice players.They come into the Yanga game on Sunday night beaming with confidence after beating arch rivals AFC Leopards 2-1 last Sunday before the second team edged out Posta Rangers’ first team 3-1 in the FKF Shield.“We have done really well I think. Rotating the players in midweek ensured some rest to everyone and I know we are fresh for this assignment. I just ask the players to pull up that green jersey with pride and go represent the team to their best ability,” added the coach.Yanga midfielder Papy Tshimbimbi controls the ball under pressure from Gor Mahia’s Humphrey Mieno during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D clash at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaSkipper Harun Shakava meanwhile has rallied his teammates to rise up to the occasion and pick maximum points from Tanzania. Shakava was on the score-sheet the last time these two sides met in Dar during the 2015 CECAFA Kagame Cup, Gor winning 2-1.“It is a very tough match away from home but we know that there is the possibility of qualification if we win this game. That is what is driving us and we will go in to play for a win. As players we are ready and psyched up,” the defender noted.Apart from Ernest Wendo who is yet to recover from a hamstring strain picked up during their CECAFA Kagame Cup campaign, Kerr will have a full strength squad to pick his best 11 from.Defender Joash Onyango returns from suspension while George Odhiambo who missed the first leg tie will be available after returning, and scoring, in the Mashemeji Derby last weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Rochdale stun Spurs to force FA Cup replay

first_img0Shares0000Rochdale’s players, and their mascot, celebrated after Ian Henderson scores the opening goal © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 18 – Lowly Rochdale scored deep into stoppage time to deny Tottenham Hotspur victory as their FA Cup fifth-round tie ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday.It seemed Spurs had done enough to book their place in the quarter-finals when in-form England striker Harry Kane, on as a substitute, scored from the penalty spot with two minutes of normal time remaining to make it 2-1 to the visitors. But Rochdale, who had opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time through Ian Henderson, equalised when substitute Steve Davies scored from 12 yards in the third minute of stoppage time.This result means Rochdale, bottom of third-tier League One, can now look forward to a lucrative replay at Wembley — the national stadium is London club Tottenham’s temporary home while their successor ground to White Hart Lane is completed.“They say it’s every kid’s dream (to play at Wembley) and we have done enough to go there,” Davies told the BBC, before saying of his equaliser: “I’ve done my job, it’s dropped to me and I’ve finished it.”Rochdale went ahead when Henderson crowned a slick move that made a mockery of the club’s league position with a composed finish after an excellent angled through-ball from Andrew Cannon split Spurs’ defence.Lucas Moura, however, drew Spurs level, exchanging passes with Moussa Sissoko and beating Rochdale keeper John Lillis just shy of the hour-mark.It seemed Spurs’ recovery was complete when Rochdale defender Harrison McGahey brought down Dele Alli and Kane beat Lillis, who dived the right way, with a well-struck penalty.But there was still time for one more twist which means Spurs are facing a Wembley replay for the second round in a row, having needed two games to end fourth-tier strugglers Newport County’s FA Cup run.“It’s unbelievable,” said Henderson. “We played some incredible football against Spurs. We cannot wait to go to Wembley to play them.”– ‘FA Cup magic’Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, tried to play down the inconvenience of an unscheduled extra game for his side, still involved in the Champions League and in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Premier League.“The FA Cup is magic,” said Pochettino, as the Argentinian gave voice to one of English football’s best-loved, but in this case apt, cliches.“We have another opportunity at Wembley, the same situation like before.”Paying the penalty: Tottenham’s Harry Kane scores the second goal from the penalty spot © AFP / Oli SCARFFPochettino paid tribute to Rochdale, saying the way they had raised their game for the FA Cup was no shock in his eyes.“I was not surprised,” he said. “This competition is completely different. Newport gave us a fantastic game and they lost their next game in the league 5-0.”Whichever club wins at Wembley will face either Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea, who will also need a replay after Saturday’s goalless draw at Hillsborough, in the quarter-finals.Saturday’s draw saw four of the top Premier League’s top five kept apart in the quarter-finals, with Manchester United hosting Brighton — a repeat of the 1983 final won by United in a replay — and Chelsea away to Leicester.Romelu Lukaku scored twice for United as they won 2-0 in a match where Jose Mourinho’s side had to make do without Paul Pogba after the midfielder withdrew on the morning of the match with an unspecified “illness”.United’s first brush with the controversial Video Assistant Referee saw them denied a goal when, leading 1-0, technology helped decide ‘scorer’ Juan Mata had been offside, although it was a desperately close call that took several minutes to resolve — much to the frustration of players and fans alike.“I think our game is so beautiful that to change we have to change for the better,” said Mourinho. “If they find a way in the VAR that the VAR is always right and always bring the truth, I’m happy.”Manchester City continue their quest for a historic quadruple of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup with a fifth round trip to Wigan on Monday.Should Pep Guardiola’s men avoid a repeat of the Latics’ shock 2013 FA Cup final victory, City will be at home to Southampton in the quarter-finals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNY CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA & FRIENDSLove:live Music Ireland’s National Music DayBy Víctor YélamoTo celebrate Love: Live Music – National Music Day Ireland next Friday, April 8th, theLetterkenny Children’s Orchestra and the Regional Cultural Centrepresent a Classical Music Recital with music by Bach and Gluck andother compositions performed by the junior ensemble and friends. Founded in 2009, the Children’s Orchestra is an initiative of theSzabó-Yélamo String Duo. The Children’s Orchestra aims to complementthe weekly individual instrumental lessons and to motivate beginnersto work as a team, and also to develop social skills. The ensemblecomprises string players aged 7 to 13, students of OrsolyaSzabó-Yélamo, Lucia Spacirova, Brian Bergin and Víctor Yélamo – whoalso conducts the ensemble.The Children’s Orchestra trains and prepares string players for theDonegal Youth Orchestra; some of its members have already joined thelarger ensemble. They made their performance debut in February 2010 aspart of the Szabó-Yélamo Concert Series at RCC, with great feedbackfrom music teachers and the general public. They got nationalinvitations to participate in the Junior Orchestra Festival of theCoole School of Music (Gort, Galway).The group would like to thank Anne McHugh (principal) and all thecaretakers of Errigal College for allowing the Children’s Orchestra touse their premises for our Monday rehearsals.Letterkenny Children’s Orchestra and Friends is a great opportunity tocelebrate the future of Classical Music in Donegal. At the same timewe celebrate the children of today who will entertain and delightcoming generations; we also celebrate the National Music Day ofIreland through this free event, starting at 5.30pm at the Gallery ofthe Regional Cultural Centre. Letterkenny Children’s Orchestra and FriendsFriday 8th April, 5.30pm.Music by Bach, Gluck and othersRegional Cultural Centre, LetterkennyCo. DonegalAdmission is freeVenue: Regional Cultural CentreLocation: Cove Hill, Port Road Letterkenny, Co. DonegalTime: 17:30 – 18:10Tickets: freeOrganiser: Letterkenny Children’s OrchestraContact: Víctor YélamoLETTERKENNY CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA HOST RECITAL FOR NATIONAL MUSIC DAY was last modified: April 2nd, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more