Rural, urban netballers on show at G.C. Foster

first_img Denbigh will start as the big favourites to advance to the senior final when they battle Knox at 12:30 p.m. They were easy 52-10 winners over Herbert Morrison Technical, while Knox edged Anchovy High 31-27. In the urban semi-finals, junior champions, Gaynstead High will face Norman Manley High at 1:30 p.m. before Queen’s face Camperdown at 2:30 p.m. Defending Senior champions Camperdown and Excelsior, who suffered their first defeat this season against Queen’s at the same venue last Thursday, will meet in a high power senior semi-final at 3:30 p.m. Former champions Queen’s and Gaynstead will close the day’s proceedings when they meet in the second semi-final at 4:30 p.m. BIG FAVOURITES History will be created at the G.C. Foster College today as for the first time both the rural and urban schoolgirls’ netball semi-finals will be played on the same day and at the same venue. Junior rural action begins at 9:30 a.m. with Holmwood Technical facing Manchester High before defending champions Denbigh High oppose first-time semi-finalists St Thomas Technical. Many-time champions Holmwood will be seeking another final berth among the seniors. They tackle Manchester High at 11:30 a.m. The team got a scare in their quarter-final match against Glenmuir winning 38-37. They will have to improve on that performance if they hope to advance as they will be up against a confident Manchester High team that blew away Thompson Town 46-19.last_img read more

Liverpool-bound Keita hits wonder goal for Leipzig

first_img0Shares0000Leipzig’s midfielder Naby Keita plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match against FC Schalke 04 January 13, 2018 © AFP / ROBERT MICHAELBERLIN, Germany, Jan 13 – Naby Keita showed why Liverpool want to sign him in this transfer window by scoring a superb goal for RB Leipzig in Saturday’s 3-1 Bundesliga win over Schalke.The 22-year-old Guinea midfielder, who already has a contract with Liverpool to join them next season, showed his class with a thunderbolt of a shot to give Leipzig the lead just before half-time. The result lifted Leipzig to second, 13 points behind leaders Bayern Munich who won 3-1 at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday, while Schalke drop to third.Liverpool reportedly want to bring Keita to Merseyside early after losing Philippe Countinho, who signed for Barcelona last week for 160 million euros.However, Leipzig’s director of sport Ralf Rangnick insisted Keita will not leave until the end of the season.“We know that the player will unfortunately leave us in the summer and that he will play with us until the end of the season,” Rangnick told Sky.“That’s all there is to it. Neither the player nor Liverpool have contacted us in this regard.”Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are set to pay around 70 million euros for the midfielder, but reports say they would pay an extra 15 million for Keita to join them early.After Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin had a penalty saved by Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann, Keita struck by rifling a shot home off his right boot on 41 minutes.He was taken off after fouling Alessandro Schoepf on 54 minutes — his fifth booking this season which means he is suspended for next Saturday’s game against Freiburg.Schalke drew level on 55 minutes when Brazil defender Naldo headed home, but Leipzig sealed the win with two goals in quick succession as Timo Werner came off the bench to score on 69 minutes after great work from Emil Forsberg.Portugal midfielder Bruma then slammed home a third goal two minutes later as Schalke suffered a first loss in 13 games, a run stretching back to September.– De Jong blunder –Earlier, Nigel de Jong made an unhappy return to the Bundesliga by conceding a first-half penalty as Mainz threw away the lead in a 3-2 defeat at Hanover.The defensive midfielder played for the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final defeat by Spain and won the 2012 Premier League title with Manchester City.The 33-year-old, who played for Hamburg between 2006 and 2009, has signed for Mainz until the end of the season.His new club claimed early goals by Japan striker Yoshinori Muto and Alexander Hack.However, after Hanover striker Niclas Fuellkrug made it 2-1 with a header towards the end of the first half, De Jong brought down midfielder Felix Klaus in the area and the referee pointed to the spot.Fuellkrug netted the resulting penalty on 38 minutes, then hit the winning goal 15 minutes from time to complete his hat-trick.The defeat leaves Mainz 15th in the table, just a point above the bottom three, while Hanover climb to 10th.Nigel de Jong, pictured here in 2016, has signed for Bundesliga strugglers Mainz until the end of the season © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Victor DecolongonThere was a happier return for Germany striker Mario Gomez, back at Stuttgart after an eight-year gap, as he helped seal a 1-0 win at home to Hertha Berlin.With time running out, former Bayern forward Gomez was brought down in the area by Hertha’s Niklas Stark.While the German international was appealing for a penalty, the ball looped off Stark’s boot and into the net for the winning own goal on 78 minutes.The result leaves Stuttgart 12th, one place below Hertha, who hit the post through Austria international Valentino Lazaro in the first half.Elsewhere, Augsburg climbed to seventh with a 1-0 win over strugglers Hamburg thanks to a winning header by South Korea international Koo Ja-Cheol.Eintracht Frankfurt blew the chance to jump from ninth to third after French striker Sebastien Haller gave them a lead at home to Freiburg, who equalised through a header by defender Robin Koch in the second half in a 1-1 draw.Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim played out a 1-1 draw as Czech international Theodor Gebre Selassie’s second-half goal for hosts Bremen cancelled out Benjamin Huebner’s first-half header.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Palace on a goal drought so this makes sense…’ – fans laugh at transfer link

first_img Nicklas Bendtner has been linked to Crystal Palace 1 It’s not just Emmanuel Adebayor linked with Crystal Palace, but Nicklas Bendtner, too.The striker currently plays for Wolfsburg, but the Eagles have been made aware of his availability.Palace fans believe they need strikers capable of scoring, though some are not that impressed with the players being linked to the club.Here, talkSPORT looks at some of the reaction online.Poor Bendtner…last_img

Heung-Min Son’s South Korea reach Asian Games quarter-finals

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures whoops smart causal Son didn’t get on the scoresheet over in Cikarang, Indonesia but was involved in the triumph which takes them into next round.Gamba Osaka striker Hwang Ui-jo got the opening goal of the game after 40 minutes.And former Barcelona academy graduate Lee Seung-woo got the second, capitalising on some poor defending by his opponents with an exquisite touch and strike just after the break.Now South Korea must play Uzbekistan, who beat Hong Kong 3-0 in the round of 16, a game which will take place in Bogor. SORRY Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT possible standings Most Popular Premier League Articles Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won tense Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-Min Son in action for South Korea at the Asian Games. revealed Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-Min Son helped South Korea into the Asian Games quarter-finals as they beat Iran 2-0.The forward, 26, has been allowed to take part in the competition in the hopes his nation will emerge victorious and make him exempt from military duty. 1 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings latest The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City predicted silverware Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more

Delhi pollution not affecting Team India? Maybe we are used to it, says Mohammed Shami

first_imgIndia pacer Mohammed Shami on Monday said the pollution level was not as high as was made out by Sri Lanka.The visitors were seen wearing masks to avoid pollution during play on the second day of the third Test.”The pollution is not that much as shown, or maybe we are habituated to it,” the Bengal bowler told reporters at the end of the day press conference.”We should reduce the things that creates pollution,” Shami added.The 27-year-old who picked up two wickets in the first innings against Sri Lanka said the fast bowlers could bowl long spells in the third Test and the team’s fitness was tested.BCCI Photo “Talking about the wicket, we didn’t get the one we wanted but we got to practice well there,” the pacer said.”We could bowl long spell, our fitness was tested. As a fast bowler, we get to bowl less in India, in the last few years we are bowling more. The more we bowl, the more we improve,” Shami added.Talking about the catches dropped by the Indian team on the second and third day of the final Test, Shami said: “It is a part of the game. We do get angry. We should ignore it and move on.”last_img read more

More than two dozen fringe parties vying for attention in Ontario election

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s election is all but down to two parties, if the polls are correct, but more than two dozen are actually competing, including those targeting the vegan vote, the anti-sex-ed vote and the no-vote vote.Beyond the usual Progressive Conservative, NDP and Liberal suspects exists a grab bag of minor and fringe parties, some of which can only hope to garner a few handfuls of votes but still gamely vie for voters’ attention as an alternative to the big three.The Trillium Party captured a few headlines last year after a controversial Progressive Conservative politician left that party and joined Trillium. It means they can claim a sitting member, though with the party not having enough seats for official party status in the legislature, Jack MacLaren technically sat as an independent.The party is against a carbon tax, against the Liberals’ sex-ed curriculum and wants the private sector involved in the sale of marijuana.Trillium Party president Bob Yaciuk said his party wants the votes of people who are disenchanted with the mainstream options.“I can almost say for certain that if you are planning on voting in the election then you’re probably not going to be voting for us. What we’re doing is we’re garnering our votes from the people who said it’s not worthwhile to vote,” he said.“People aren’t caring anymore and the question has to be: why don’t they care? It’s because they don’t believe their voice is being heard anymore.”Also looking for the disenfranchised vote is the None of the Above Direct Democracy Party. Among their star candidates are G20 protester Adam Nobody, whose complaint about a police officer’s conduct led to a criminal assault conviction for the officer, and a man who legally changed his name to Above Znoneofthe so he could appear last in an alphabetical list of candidates on a ballot.“I just think it’s great to have more options — part of a democracy,” Znoneofthe said of his party. “People have a really tough time making up their mind. They can decline their ballot or they can vote none of the above, thanks to the None of the Above party and myself.”He has run in several byelections as Above Znoneofthe and says this election will be the last before returning to his birth name — unless he wins.“I figured I’ve still got the name, so I’m going to take one last kick at the can with that name,” he said. “If that’s what happens after you run too many times — you turn into John Turmel — then no thanks.”Turmel holds the Guinness World Record for most elections contested. He has run more than 90 times.Joining Turmel’s Pauper Party of Ontario with parties running only two candidates — out of 124 ridings — are the Canadian Economic Party, the Go Vegan party, the Multicultural Party of Ontario, the Ontario Provincial Confederation of Regions Party, the Ontario Social Reform Party, the Party of Objective Truth and a Stop Climate Change Party.Other parties on some ballots include a party that bemoans the state of processed food and says cats know better than humans what is edible, a party that decries the notion of privilege and transgender rights, and one whose education platform calls for manners and courtesy in school and suggests mandatory uniforms in public schools.Associate political science professor Laura Stephenson said people support minor and fringe parties because they really believe in their platform, even if the party has no chance of winning. She distinguishes the Green party as a minor one, not fringe. They got nearly five per cent of the popular vote in 2014 and are running a full slate of candidates.Some parties are single-issue parties, and they attract people with a strong view on that topic, said the Western University professor.“If they can get that issue listened to, if they can make enough noise that one of the main party candidates, let’s say, picks up the issue itself, then maybe that’s the goal,” Stephenson said.That’s exactly the aim of Queenie Yu’s Stop the New Sex-Ed Agenda party.She ran as an independent in the 2016 Scarborough-Rouge River byelection and said her activism pushed then-leader Patrick Brown to clarify his stance on the sex-ed curriculum. She supported Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Tanya Granic Allen in that race, and said Granic Allen’s vocal opposition to the sex-ed curriculum forced all the candidates to take positions on it.“Our goal isn’t to win a seat at Queen’s Park, but to send a message to those who are at Queen’s Park and to influence them,” Yu said.last_img read more