Recently-appointed captain of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Jamaican-born Nkrumah Bonner, said he was surprised at being handed the position, however, now that he is in the post, he will give it his best shot. “I wasn’t really expecting it,” stated Bonner, who is currently in St Kitts preparing with the eastern Caribbean outfit for the second half of the WICB First-Class Tournament. “Since joining the Leewards, earlier this season, I believe I have been doing reasonably well, particularly with the bat. “I have also been active in the field, and making suggestions so on, and I guess they were of the opinion that I was having a good influence on the team “I was approached and asked if I would like to take charge, and after thinking about it I agreed to accept it,” added the West Indies representative. A former Jamaica Under-15 vice-captain, it will be the first time the 26-year-old Bonner will be leading a team at the regional level. He has, however, led teams at the club level in Jamaica performing similar duties even up until recently with St Catherine Cricket Association in the two-day Senior Cup. “I am prepared mentally for the challenge, and is expecting good things,” Bonner highlighted. “I tend to say things as I see it, and I guess people respect me for that. This, I believe, is a good starting point, and is something I hope to build on.” Bonner, who has represented the West Indies in two Twenty20 Internationals, has also expressed pleasure in the confidence placed in him by team officials. “The coach (Reginald Benjamin) and manager (Hugh Gore), who is a no-nonsense guy, recommended me, so from that point of view, it’s good to know they have the confidence in me,” he said. Looking at the on-going four-day tournament, Bonner, who is the Leewards’ leading runs scorer, said he believes the team can improve their fortunes. The Leewards have lost all of their five matches to date, and are currently at the bottom of the six-team standings. “I am expecting us to do a lot better in the second half of the season,” he explained. “We will be looking to win, but even if we don’t, I would love to see our batting, bowling and fielding performances improve overall.” The Hurricanes are scheduled to play third-place Jamaica Scorpions in their next encounter in Antigua, commencing on Thursday.
The result meant Global stayed at fourth spot with 37 points, just a point behind Ceres Negros, which has played five less games than their Visayan rivals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Over at Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City, the Davao Aguilas finally notched their first win with a 2-0 blanking of Ilocos United.Australian striker Harrison Sawyer broke the deadlock in the 25th minute, before James Younghusband sealed the win with a 63rd minute strike for the Aguilas, who are teetering on the brink of elimination with just 11 points from 19 matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIlocos remained in last place with seven points from 22 matches, which meant the newcomers from the North will miss out on a spot in the Finals Series featuring the Top Four teams at the end of the quadruple round league competition.J Baguioro scored in the 52nd minute for JPV, raising hopes of a comeback. But Global, playing its first match after the international break, proved equal to every attack from the visitors in a thrilling second half. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Global Cebu leaned on goals from Paolo Salenga and Pika Minegishi to hold off JPV Marikina, 2-1, and close in on a spot in the Final Series in the Philippines Football League on Sunday at Cebu City Sports Center.Salenga, the former National U standout, scored in the third minute, before Minegishi doubled the advantage just four minutes after halftime as the Cebuanos survived a resilient display from the visitors to secure maximum points.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Knights face Blazers in crucial race toward last semis berth OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ
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…as LTI commissions health & safety training laboratoryThe first batch of 151 students attached to the Linden Technical Institute (LTI) on Friday graduated from the “Retool Safety Awareness Training Programme”, as the institution also commissioned its first multi-purpose Health and Safety Training Laboratory in its compound.Students and officials at the graduation held at the Lichas Hall, LindenThe pilot programme, aimed at training and equipping students with technical knowledge on health and safety practices in the workplace, is a collaborative effort between Guyana Goldfields Inc and its subsidiary, Aurora Gold Mines Inc (AGM); Cuso International; Global Affairs Canada; the Canadian High Commission of Guyana; the Education Ministry; and the Council for Technical, Vocational and Educational Training (CVET).Over the course of the first year, 57 business and 94 engineering students were trained using an occupational safety and health module developed in British Columbia, Canada. There was also for lecturers a programme aimed at assisting them to teach students about health and safety.Speaking at the commissioning, and later at the graduation ceremony held at the Lichas Hall in Linden, Cuso Health and Safety Curriculum Programme Advisor Trainer and International Volunteer Marshall Denh-off said the initiative came as a result of a need for improved awareness in health and safety education among tradesman in the community, known for its mining skill-set. Denhoff, who worked along with the students, further explained that the programmet aims at preparing them for the workplace.“There’s a lot of hazards in the workplace, and the whole purpose of us being here today is to make sure that these young adults, when they go to work, they come back in as good condition or better condition than they went to work…We know about 20 percent of injuries and fatalities to young workers occur in the very first month of the job…We know young workers are at the greatest risk of being seriously injured in their first 6 months on a job… and young males face a 48 percent higher risk of injury than the overall working population…we have to try and change that culture…”, he noted.Denhoff said the programme is expected to be rolled out at all technical institutes across Guyana. Materials used in the training module, he noted, will be put together to be presented to other training institutions.Denhoff pointed out that there may also be a course for the general public. The certificate, he noted, can be recognised if included in a resume when applying for a job in the oil and gas sector.Reflecting on the training facility at LTI, Denhoff said he is excited about the future of the institution. He noted that it is well equipped, and will be a centre of excellence for health and safety training in Guyana. LTI Principal, Shurla Brotherson, said it is another milestone for the institute, which is now celebrating 60 years as an institution which provides quality skills training. She has thanked the partners of the initiative.“Three years ago, the institution was approached by Guyana Goldfields Inc about the quality of students we were providing to the labour market. Although skilled in those various areas, there was lack of the ability to demonstrate safe working practices. It was as a result of this that this revigorating training opportunity… ‘Retool Guyana,’ was championed…The programme focused on increasing the participation of youths, young men and women, including disabled and indigenous persons…“We can assure you that with the Occupational Safety and Health training that they have received, their performance in the various areas of specification would be evident. This is a great accomplishment for the Linden Technical Institute…,” she said.Brotherson added that the programme also saw upgrading of the institution’s curriculum, with Cuso and Guyana Goldfields providing technical support.Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee, in her remarks, congratulated the students and noted that the Government of Canada is proud to be associated with the programme.“Because, for Canada, youth development is a priority. Canada understands the importance of engaging youth not only on issues that affect them directly, but on all issues of national and global importance… Young people represent a generation of true global citizens…the trainees here today are role models for others out there,” she stated as she encouraged students to maximise the opportunity in an effort to develop themselves and the country.Assistant Chief Education Officer (Technica) of the Education Ministry, Patrick Chinedu, in his address, extended gratitude to the companies, noting that the laboratory will be used to train safety officers for the school system and other agencies. This, he said, is as part of the Ministry’s policy to replicate and industrialise programmes.He added it is expected that the Ministry would provide training for 2 staff members of LTI at the degree level, and other training opportunities will be extended throughout Guyana.AGM Public Relations Officer Leon Roberts said the initiative is a very important undertaking for the company. He stressed that safety is its main priority. He noted that it is also a behavioural change exercise for students aimed at having them change their mindsets as it relates to safety.Graduating student Sa-Yoor Headly noted that the training received over the past year has equipped students to be better skilled in their areas of specialisation. “This training will not only help us as individuals, but will also benefit our community and country as a whole”, he said.
All Seasons Racing Service — led by top-scorer Sultan Rooplall, who registered the maximum 18 games — cantered to an easy win in the recently staged ‘Champion of Champions’ domino tournament organised by Senior Organising Secretary of the Georgetown Domino Association (GDA), Mark ‘Jumbie’ Wiltshire.All Seasons ended the final on 89 games to cart off the first prize of $175,000 and the winning trophy, while New Castello finished second on 67 games, and Medi Care followed on 61.Tournament winners All Seasons Racing Service team members pose with the winning trophy along with the first prize following the conclusion of the ‘Champion of Champions’ Domino TournamentThe latter two teams took home $75,000 and $35,000 respectively, along with trophies.The top female player and the Most Valuable Player will receive $5,000 respectively.Sponsors of this event included Dynasty Sports Club, All Seasons Racing Service, Tony’s Jewellery, CBB&L Import & Export, and Boston Casting Jewellery, among others.
Guyana were comfortably positioned in the top spot after the first round of play; however, Trinidad had different plans going into the game at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex at Wildey.Team Guyana with Coach Damon Woodroffe and Manager Latoya FordyceAfter a 1-0 loss to Guyana in the first round of play, Trinidad returned with a vengeance and determination to beat the Guyanese women.The twin-island team got off to a rocket start against an unsteady Guyanese team as an early unforced error resulted in a Trinidad field goal by striker Brianna Gouvia just four minutes into the match.Trinidad later capitalised on Guyana’s inability to regain their composure by netting a second goal thanks to Felicia King’s penalty corner in the 25th minute. In a flash, another goal came two minutes later off of Britney Hingh’s stick.The second half of the encounter saw an improved performance from the Guyanese team. With more organised plays and increased possession, Guyana executed a swift right side attack that found striker Princessa Wilkie, who was able to elude the final Trinidadian defender and secure a goal for the team in the 49th minute. However, Guyana were unable to find the back of the net again; the match ending with a 3-1 victory for Trinidad.Guyana then entered their final match in the blistering Sunday morning heat against hosts Barbados with whom they drew 1-1 in the opening round.Team Guyana seemed more relaxed and confident as the game began with accurate passes, better ball control, and a solid defensive structure. The game was a very physical one and the teams were evenly matched with some amount of frustration showing in both sides.In the 40th minute of play, a penalty stroke was awarded to Guyana owing to a careless desperation tackle by the Bajans’ full back in the scoring circle. Former national captain Trisha Woodroffe stepped up to the challenge and sent a hard flat push to the left side of the goal, beating the Bajan keeper and putting Guyana at a 1-0 advantage.In a twist of fate with just a few seconds remaining in the match-up, the Bajans secured a penalty corner against Guyana. Barbados would save themselves from defeat as the goalmouth scramble that ensued saw the ball squeeze past eventual goalkeeper of the tournament, Alysa Xavier, ending the game at a 1-1 draw.Trinidad eventually finished in first place with Guyana securing second. The three Caribbean teams will be pooled together in the upcoming Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, which are scheduled for July 20-August 3.
0Shares0000David Beckham’s Miami franchise is due to make its MLS debut in 2020 © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Eric EspadaMIAMI, United States, Sep 5 – David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer franchise will be known as Inter Miami, it was confirmed Wednesday.A statement said Beckham’s team, which is due to join the league in 2020, would be officially named Club Internacional de Futbol Miami. The name, which mirrors Serie A giants Inter Milan, was chosen to reflect Miami’s status as a “truly global location that welcomes and embraces all cultures and communities.”“This is such a proud day for myself and for the entire team,” Beckham said.“It’s an honor to announce the new name and crest to our fans,” added Beckham, Miami MLS Owner and President of Football Operations.“We are taking another important step in establishing our club and today marks an important moment in the history of Club Internacional de Futbol Miami.”Inter Miami’s black and pink club crest features two herons standing back to back set against the backdrop of an eclipse.The club’s motto — “Libertas, Unitas, Fortuna” — pays tribute to concepts of freedom, unity, solidarity, inclusiveness, opportunity and good fortune for all, the club said.“Our city and our fans draw their strength from the dreams of a global population that calls Miami home,” said Miami MLS Managing Owner Jorge Mas.“It is only fitting that our name pays tribute to the inclusiveness that makes us who we are.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The Francis Kimanzi coached team will need to win the game by a margin of three clear goals to progress to the final round of qualification where a meeting between either Nigeria or Libya awaits.The AFCON Under-23 will also be used as a qualification tournament for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.Starting XIBrian Bwire (GK), David Owino, Yusuf Mainge, Mike Kibwage, Johnstone Omurwa, Teddy Osok (C), James Mazembe, Ibrahim Shambi, John Avire, Alwyn Tera, Jafari OwitiSubstitutesTimothy Odhiambo (GK), Boniface Onyango, Tobias Omondi, Sven Yidah, Boniface Mukhekhe, Ovella Ochieng, Sydney Lokale0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars Under-23 players line up before their match against Mauritius in the first round of the 2019 AFCON U23 Qualifiers. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 20 – Red hot Al Hilal forward Waleed Bakhiet scored twice as hosts Sudan beat Kenya’s Emmerging Stars 2-0 in the first leg of the African Under-23 Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Khartoum on Wednesday night.Bakhiet scored a goal in either half as the Sudanese took a huge advantage ahead of next week’s return leg at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Tuesday.
Leicester fans will be begging for the Nigerian to return to the King Power after that display. Musa, who didn’t even start Nigeria’s first game, had a point to prove. I think there’s little doubt he proved it.Moment of the matchThere’s nothing quite like watching a footballer run at the kind of speed Musa did for his second goal. 5 5 Ahmed Musa illuminated the Volgograd Arena with two spectacular goals to keep Nigerian and Argentine World Cup hopes alive in Group D.The magnificent Leicester forward brought the game to life when he plucked Victor Moses’ cross out of the air and lashed a ferocious half-volley into the net. His blistering pace was too much for the Icelandic defence and he left them all for dead with a brilliant individual second.Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsoon could have ensured a tense finish but fired a late VAR-awarded penalty into the crowd, as Group D stands perfectly poised for a dramatic final day.The second-half of this one had everything but the highlight of the first-half came from the stands. Iceland’s famous Viking thunderclap could not inspire the same level of awe from the players, while Nigeria’s football failed to match the exciting standards set by that beautiful kit.The Super Eagles dominated possession; however Iceland created better goalscoring opportunities through the heavily-involved Sigurdsson.Nigerians and Argentinians roared in unison when Musa broke the deadlock at the start of the second-half.Chelsea’s Victor Moses flew down the Super Eagles’ wing, before finding the goalscorer with a cross. His first-touch was immaculate, his second was emphatic on the half-volley.Unencumbered by the prospect of an early exit, Nigeria began to express themselves and attacked Iceland with pace. Moses, in particular, enjoyed acres of space on the right and grew into the talismanic figure many expect him to be for his country. His country needed a hero, and Musa sprinted to the rescue in some style.How does Group D look? 5 Iceland’s desperate chasing of the game only left them vulnerable at the back and, in truth, a Nigerian second was always more likely than a leveller. Leon Balogun should’ve provided it with a free header in the 73rd minute before the majestic Musa hit the bar from distance a minute later.But the Leicester misfit, who spent last season on-loan at CSKA Moscow, would not be denied. Iceland simply couldn’t catch him as he tore into the box, took the ball round Hannes Halldorsson and scored an electrifying individual goal with 15 minutes left.Referee Matthew Conger failed to spot Tyronne Ebuehi’s clear trip on Alfred Finnbogason in the 81st minute, but he corrected his decision with the help of video replays. Sigurdsson tried to be too clever, though, and made a horrible mess of the spot-kick.Nigeria will meet Argentina on the final day, while Iceland play the already-qualified Croatia. All three nations can join the Croats in the knockout stages.Lionel Messi’s Albiceleste and the Icelanders must get three points to stand a chance, while a draw would be enough for the Super Eagles if Iceland fail to win.The pot is well and truly bubbling in Group D.Star manWho else? 5 Musa brought the Volgograd Arena to life Musa was sensational Musa rounds the Icelandic keeper for his second 5 Nigeria came out of their shell in the second-half
How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ADVICE smart causal Seaman punctured his balls during a game against Leeds and got them stitched up there and then A challenge from Leeds striker Lee Chapman punctured David Seaman’s ball sack “I had a little tackle with Lee Chapman when I was playing for Arsenal at Elland Road. It was a 50/50, I went down at his feet and his studs, which started just above my knee, went straight up to my meant and veg. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible standings Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY Most popular football news 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade silverware Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF Discussing Alphonse Areola’s ‘ouch’ moment when Daniel Sturridge’s studs made contact with the Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper’s balls, former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman had his own gruesome tale to tell.The talkSPORT Breakfast co-host explained his on-field accident punctured his ‘two veg’, which required stitching back up before returning to FINISH the game.WARNING: Make sure you are not eating before listening to the following story! RANKED Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 🤢 “I’d PUNCTURED my two veg…😳 …but had it sewn up at half-time and went back out!”🗣️ @TheDavidSeaman leaves every male listener wincing with this story about a tackle… on his tackle! 😱 pic.twitter.com/l3OCxlzYWU— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) September 19, 2018 2 “I was lying down and [Gordon] Strachan was standing over me saying ‘get up you southern softie’ and I thought ‘hang on, I’m northern’. Anyway, he was giving me a load of stick and when the physio came on, he saw the blood and went: ‘oh, sorry, big man.’“What had happened was that I had actually punctured my two veg, went off at half-time, got stitched back up and went out for the second half. That was back in the day.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED impact