STETHS clip Munro in ‘St Bess’ derby in ISSA/FLOW DaCosta Cup

first_img first goal of the season WESTERN BUREAU: St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) missed one penalty, but made amends by scoring another to edge Group E rivals Munro College 1-0 in their ‘St Bess’ derby at Alpart Sports Club yesterday in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup football competition. The win took them second behind Lacovia High (seven points), who were also in the winner’s circle following another good outing to defeat BB Coke High 2-0. Surprise team Maggotty High kept their positive season going, although playing to a nil-all scoreline with BB Coke and kept alive hopes of advancing beyond the first round for the first time in the school’s history. STETHS secured victory when second-half substitute Travar McCulloch stepped up to score from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute, this after a moment of madness from Munro’s Nicholas Collins, who dived goalkeeper-style to save a certain goal with his hands. Collins was issued a straight red card for his action and left his team a mountain to climb, with STETHS looking ominous with each attack. McCulloch said the win meant that they will be able to play with more freedom and that it brings confidence to the team moving forward. “It’s my first goal of the season, but more important, we got the win,” McCulloch stated. “We expected a very hard game from Munro. The win gives us more confidence because we weren’t winning as we should,” said the STETHS central midfielder. STETHS, who lost in the final last year, were quick out of the blocks and should have taken the lead from the sixth minute when forward Michael Kerr failed to hit the target, after getting the better of Munro goalkeeper Onandi McKenzie. Munro gradually settled and also provided some dangerous moments for STETHS, but lacked the cutting edge on the final play to dent their opponents. At Jarrett Park, the game between St James High and Group A leaders Cornwall College ended in a 1-1 draw. Defending champions Clarendon College were held to a 1-1 draw by Lennon in Group H to still lead on seven points. Lennon and Thompson Town are next, with Kellits at the foot of the standings. Elsewhere, there were wins for Denbigh High over Porus 1-0, Central High and Foga Road High ended 0-0. Manchester High moved further away from the field with a 4-0 whipping of Mile Gully in Group F, while Dinthill Technical and Bog Walk drew 1-1. Former winners Rusea’s High made it two wins in two starts with a battling 1-0 victory over Group B rivals Frome Technical, while 2005 champions Godfrey Stewart High thumped Little London 3-0 in Group D.last_img read more

Warriors’ Stephen Curry could play in upcoming trip

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors guard Stephen Curry could return as early as Thursday’s game in Toronto after missing the past eight games with a strained left groin.Curry will miss at least the team’s remaining two-game homestand against Sacramento (Saturday) and Orlando (Monday), but the Warriors estimated that Curry will begin practicing with the team sometime next week. Warriors coach Steve Kerr added that Curry participated “in a little scrimmage” on Saturday at the Warriors’ practice facility and …last_img

South Africa 2010: I’ll be there

first_img15 February 2010 When Brazil and Cote d’Ivoire battle it out at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium on 20 June, Johannesburg resident Marlene Reddy will be one of 89 000 spectators cheering from the stands as the rest of the football world follows the game on television. “I am happy that I get to watch an African country,” says Reddy. “I am very excited, I cannot wait to see Soccer City.” Casey Monteiro is another Johannesburg resident who cannot wait for the tournament now that he has his tickets in his back pocket.‘In my back yard’ Monteiro, who purchased a ticket to follow Brazil on their campaign for World Cup glory, is one of the many South Africans who are snapping up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch arguably one of the greatest sporting events in the world. “Simply put, it is the biggest sporting event on earth, happening in my back yard. It will never again – in my lifetime at least – be in South Africa. This is probably the best chance I’ll ever get,” says Monteiro. With the third phase of ticket sales – which saw 1 206 865 applications from 192 countries – now complete, and the fourth now under way, two million of the three million available World Cup tickets have already been snapped up. Having already fallen in love with his city’s new World Cup stadium, Durban resident Amith Gosai, cannot wait for the tournament to begin as he talks about the tickets he has secured.‘An incredible feeling’ “So far I have secured tickets for three games, one in each of the main host cities,” says Gosai, who will be attending the Brazil vs Portugal match in Durban on 25 June as well as Cote d’Ivoire vs Brazil at Soccer City in Johannesburg and England vs Algeria in Cape Town. “It is an incredible feeling. I have watched all of the World Cups prior to this one in my life, and was overjoyed when South Africa got the vote to host the event in 2010.” With his tickets booked for both the quarter-final and the semi-final at Green Point stadium in Cape Town, Kobus Botha is not the biggest fan of the “beautiful game”, but he could not resist the opportunity to be part of South Africa’s World Cup. “I knew that it would be a spectacular event and I didn’t want to miss it – even though I am not a huge soccer fan. I don’t think the reality of it has sunk in properly yet, but I am really amped and excited. I don’t know what to expect, which is great.”‘A unique experience’ Having already attended a match at Durban’s newly completed World Cup stadium, Didier Pienke is looking forward to the chance to watch a World Cup match in his home stadium. “I want to have a unique experience and be part of this first World Cup ever held in Africa,” says Pienke. “I also want to have the experience with the crowd in the beautiful stadium in Durban.” Further afield, Canadian George Filipovic is looking forward to his trip to South Africa later in the year. “The World Cup is the greatest festival on Earth, and I’ve always wanted to experience Africa,” says the Toronto resident, who will be watching a total of six matches, including a semi-final and the final at Soccer City on 11 July. “I think this Cup will be extra special, since football is the number sport on the continent, yet the Cup’s never been there before.” Although the football may be the big draw card for Filipovic, he is also excited to explore the country during his one-month trip. “I have been looking forward to the tournament ever since. I’ve been planning for months. It will be the trip of a lifetime and, after all is said and done, I will have got to visit Nelspruit, Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg.” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

3 Awesome New Apps for 2010: Thesixtyone, Quora, Plancast

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… It’s a new year and it’s time for you to try some fabulous new web apps. We look at new apps all day around here and would like to share 3 of the very best we’ve found already this new year.Music discovery, social Q&A and sharing your plans – that’s what these apps are all about. Read on, I’m pretty sure that at least one of these will get you jumping up and down, clapping your hands. It’s stuff like this that makes me love the internet.thesixtyonethesixtyone isn’t brand-new but it just relaunched with a gorgeous new design and we learned this morning that the YCombinator-backed music exploration site has also taken funding from Creative Commons CEO Joi Ito and his investing buddy Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn.It’s hard to describe thesixtyone. It’s a very feature-rich music discovery site and marketplace, with user voting, a game made up of listening quests and big, full-screen photos all over the site. It’s a joy to explore. There’s all kinds of little quirks, like you can limit the music you’re shown by genre. Did I mention there’s really big pictures? Music, game play, big pictures, hot financial backing – this one’s an app to watch, and listen-to as the case may be. Jumping up and down, clapping my hands? Well yes, I am now that I’ve found TheSixtyOne. Tags:#Lists#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… QuoraTake a team of early Facebook engineering rock-stars, have them tackle the age-old field of Question & Answer and what do you get? Quora, a social Q&A site that is a whole lot of fun to use and a great place to learn things trivial or useful. The company’s goal is to create a timeless, best-consensus knowledge collection on a wide variety of topics and with more participation than you find on Wikipedia. So far the site is mostly a hang-out for Silicon Valley insiders (it’s in closed beta) but as more and more of the rest of us filter in – hopefully the excellent user-experience can scale.It’s more general-interest (if less populated) than StackOverflow and its clones, it’s more social (if slower) than Aardvark and it’s more usable (if less immediately stimulating of the intellect) than Hunch.I’m “following” (subscribed to) topics on Quora like startups, journalism, food and the New York Times. I’ve been going back to Quora multiple times a day every day for weeks, because it’s so much fun to see what new questions have been asked, what new answers offered, what answers have been voted up and what new topics you can follow.Plancast“What are you doing?” It was only a matter of time until someone decided that question was too slow. Plancast asks what you are planning on doing. Started by former TechCrunch writer Mark Hendrickson and launched in December, Plancast is on fire right now. Robert Scoble asked this week whether it was going to pull a Twitter/SXSW and with the flurry of sign-ups I’m seeing, that seems possible.It’s fun to see the plans that friends have in the long and short term. My friend Mark Krynsky is going to DrupalCon in April. I’m going to the Post Office on Sandy Blvd. in an hour, then I’ll grab lunch in the area. Interested in joining either of us in those plans? Now you can, thanks to Plancast. It’s fun.center_img Those are the three apps I’ve been most excited about in 2010 so far. What new apps have you been trying out so far this year? Let us know in comments.Heart photo at top by Flickr user bymanu. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

What The Hell Just Happened At Google?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… antone gonsalves Related Posts center_img The search giant was supposed to report earnings after the close of business today. Instead it jumped the gun and shocked Wall Street and Silicon Valley with a huge miss on both earnings and revenues. Then news broke that the announcement itself was a mistake. What the hell is going on in Mountain View?There’s only one thing worse than missing your numbers – and that is missing your numbers and not even being able to report that news correctly. That’s what happened today at Google, and the snafu has created the impression, once again, of a powerful, dangerous company careening out of control.Google Earnings Off, And Off ScheduleThe fiasco began early Thursday morning Pacific time, when Google accidentally released its third-quarter earnings ahead of schedule. The results were supposed to come out at the end of the day.Worse yet, the earnings were terrible – so bad that the stock plummeted 9% within 20 minutes after the release of a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Google’s profit was $9.03 a share, far below analyst expectations of $10.65, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters. What is behind the profit miss is a $151 million adjusted operating loss from Motorola. The loss amounted to 6% of the unit’s revenue. The reason for the operating loss at Motorola is not clear. That will likely be addressed at a conference call with financial analysts scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Pacific time.Worse yet, revenues were also off – at $11.3 billion they were well below the $11.9 billion that Wall Street had been expecting.The next shoe dropped a few minutes later when Google announced that the release itself had been a mistake.The press release filed with the SEC contains the note “pending Larry quote.” Apparently, “Larry” refers to Chief Executive Larry Page. In other words, Google was holding a spot in the release where it would pop in a quote from Page, but then someone, somehow, went ahead and hit “send,” and put the release out before it was completed.Sure, it’s not the end of the world. But the combination of bad news and inept rollout of that bad news is not what Google needs right now. The $40 billion company is under pressure from antitrust regulators in the U.S. and Europe. Just last week reports surfaced that FTC investigators were moving closer to launching an antitrust case against Google.Google Has Other ProblemsGoogle faces lots of other huge, existential threats. The company was founded in 1998 for a version of the Internet and the Web as it existed back then. But things have changed dramatically in the past decade – as much Internet activity has shifted to walled gardens, like Facebook, and to mobile devices and apps – worlds that Google does not dominate.Google – and other companies that were originally built for the Web – face a big challenge as users move to mobile devices. That’s because ads on mobile devices are much less lucrative than on the Web.Then there’s Motorola, the ailing handset maker that Page bought for $12.5 billion last year. The deal was announced with much fanfare, but so far Google doesn’t seem to know what to do with its new toy. Meanwhile, the unit is bleeding money and putting out ho-hum products based on Google’s Android operating system.In September Motorola announced three Droid Razr devices — its first new handsets as a Google-owned company – that were found to be “nothing groundbreaking” by ReadWriteWeb.The good news is that while Motorola is a mess, the rest of Google’s business appears on track. Ad revenue, which accounts for the majority of the search engine’s income, rose by 16% in the most recent quarter, as paid clicks soared by 33% from the same period last year and 6% from the previous quarter.The accidental earnings release was not the only snafu of the day. Even as Google was botchiing its earnings release, the company also accidentally released news about a new Chromebook machine before completing the announcement press conference.Whoops.Not a great day for Google. No doubt there’s a lot of shouting going on in Mountain View right now. And today’s earnings call ought to be pretty darn entertaining.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Punjab seeks neighbours’ help in fight against drugs

first_imgAs part of his government’s efforts to curb the drug menace in Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought the cooperation of the neighbouring States to control the cultivation and smuggling of narcotics.Captain Singh has written letters to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, to whom the Delhi Police reports, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje drawing their attention to the problem.Joint crackdown He has requested each of the States to advise their enforcement agencies, including the police, to coordinate with the Punjab Police and make joint efforts to curb the drug menace.He also requested the Chief Ministers to impress upon the Central government the need for a national policy on prevention and control of drug abuse in the country. Peddlers hidingCaptain Singh, in his letter to Mr. Rajnath Singh, pointed out that as per information, drug peddlers and smugglers had disappeared from Punjab and were hiding in the neighbouring States. “Apart from smuggling from across the international border, there are reports about smuggling of drugs to Punjab through the neighbouring States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi,” he said. Captain Singh urged the Home Minister to advise the Delhi Police to work in close coordination with the police of the neighbouring States to wipe out the drug menace in the region.last_img read more

Rhodes wants Beermen’s pride to show after ‘disappointing’ blowout

first_imgMunzon now 89th in the world in 3×3 For a club of San Miguel’s caliber, 26 overall championships and fresh from winning its fifth straight Philippine Cup, a 33-point loss was just unacceptable.Big man Charles Rhodes, who also played for the club in 2017, said the defeat was an insult to them and that they should immediately bounce back to leave the loss behind.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It was just very disappointing, it’s my first game back and we get blown out like that,” said Rhodes Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “It’s probably my worst loss ever as a pro, it has to be. It was just embarrassing just to see everybody not playing hard.”“I think this is a slap in everybody’s face that we got to better in practice and in the game and just to be into it more.” In the five years that Leo Austria coached the team, the Beermen went 2-4 in their corresponding conference openers after winning the championship in the previous one.The Beermen had an average losing margin of eight points in the first three losses following a title, but the 33-point loss to the Batang Pier blew that stat line out of the water.Rhodes, who finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds, said even though they lost in one horrendous way that there’s no need for them to panic.“It’s just our first game, I don’t make excuses but they [the Batang Pier] they already played like four games and we didn’t have our legs, so there’s no need to panic,” said Rhodes.“We have to do better than what we did. We got to have more pride, we’re the San Miguel Beermen so we got to be better than this.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—There’s no two ways around it, San Miguel’s 121-88 loss to NorthPort in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup was downright embarrassing.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more