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UWI keen on establishing strong foundation

first_imgSurviving their first season of top-flight football. That is the aim of the University of the West Indies (UWI) as they embark on their first ever season of Red Stripe Premier League football.UWI FC club president, Dalton Myers, said they are still getting used to life at the top, but believes they have the resources and professionalism to avoid the drop in their first season.”The aim is to stay in the league. It makes no sense going in and dropping out after a year because you are going to invest a lot of money. So the idea is to stay in the league,” he stated.”We think we have the players and system in place to at least stay up and anything else is a bonus. But you can expect a lot of surprises from UWI,” he continued.”We are a resourceful university. One of our assets is that we have a very good facility, so that cost of upgrading and getting it running did not kill us too much.”But like everybody else, we try to get funds for players, management, meals, etc., so we are getting there and a lot of persons are reaching out to us, recognising that we are a new club and want to lend their support and we think we are going to get a lot more support than we anticipated,” he reasoned.The newcomers have drafted experienced league campaigners like Rivoli United’s Anthony Greenland, Raffique Bryan of Arnett Gardens, Girvan Brown from Cavalier and Jamie Robinson of Tivoli Gardens, to strengthen their already seasoned squad.Already at the club are Andrae Bernal, Jhaiovonne Howard, goalkeeper Amal Knight, Renardo Lee, Nicholas McMorris and Jabari Wallace.Nonetheless, Myers insists that it is still going to be a tough season.Best players possible”We have some good players and we are trying to get the best players we can get and we are doing everything to ensure that we have a fantastic season,” he said.”But when you step up to the Premier League, it’s a whole different ball game. It’s been tough; it’s not an easy League. You have clubs here that are well seasoned, so we are playing catch up in our two months to get prepared.”Getting our facilities prepared, getting in the market, getting players, getting them ready, getting training ready, getting the facility up and running, getting licence, sorting out coaching staff, management, nutrition and accommodation, we have done it all. So we are as ready as anybody else and as times goes by we should get better at it,” he said.- L.S.last_img read more

Horse Racing Results

first_imgCaymanas Park Results for April 23, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1300 M (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB3YO&NB4YO(NW3O/T)-REST.STAKES* 1. *BERRANCA LSteadman2 54.02. ZUGULU AChatrie 50.5 2 3/4L3. SMOKIN SPECIAL RMcNaughton 53.0 54. CRUISING MOTION JPatterson3 49.0 4WIN: $69.00PLACE: $58.00, $90.00, $151.00Final Time : 1:19.3 Splits : 23.3, 46.1, 1:12.0,Winner : 4yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of CHARITY DANCE by GILDED TIMETrainer : NUNES,ANTHONY C Owner : STEPHAN A NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.NOTE: HORSE #5 POLLY B CAME 2ND, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 6TH.Quinella : (4,7) $244.00 Exacta : (7-4) $252.00Trifecta : (7-4-1) $1,190.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTAPPRENTICE RACE1. HOMECOMING AntThomas4 50.52. PARTY CITY JInnis3 50.0 2 1/2L3. MR. TOPPER TOP MAN AndreePowell4 51.0 1/2L4. *SONADOR EXPRESS AndrePowell4 51.0 4 1/2LWIN: $796.00PLACE: $214.00, $170.00, $89.00Final Time : 1:45.4 Splits : 24.1, 48.0, 1:14.4,Winner : 4yo ch filly – TRADITIONAL out of MONEY DANCER by SWORD DANCETrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (6,10) $1,522.00 Exacta : (6-10) $3,840.00D/E : (7-6) $1,029.00Superfecta : (6-10-4-1) $8,434.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)1. ZEUS HPottinger3 53.02. *AGAKHAN BebHarvey3 52.0 1 3/4L3. GAGA LADY AndrePowell4 51.0 1 1/4L4. JOYFUL RAKOTA JJackson 53.0 Sh.HeadLate scratch : #3 PIZARROWIN: $543.00Final Time : 1:09.1 Splits : 24.0, 47.4, ,Winner : 5yo b colt – HOMING INSTINCT out of ROYAL OCCASION by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : ATKINSON (SR),CLIFFORD C Owner : CLIFFORD C ATKINSON (SR)Bred by CLIFFORD C. ATKINSONQuinella : (1,2) $346.00 Exacta : (1-2) $1,724.00D/E : (6-1) $4,537.00Trifecta : (1-2-5) $1,082.00Rolling Triple : (7-6-1) $44,076.00Race 4 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)HEADLEY SCOTT (1959)1. 1 TRADITIONAL STORM JPatterson3 53.02. TWILIGHT CITIZEN AndrePowell4 51.0 2 1/2L3. ARIZONA GOLD RLahoe 54.0 Neck4. *LEGAL ARENA SEllis 53.5 1/2LWIN: $268.00PLACE: $104.00, $160.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:22.3 Splits : 23.3, 48.0, 1:14.3,Winner : 4yo b colt – TRADITIONAL out of BRAINSTORMING by STAR ATTITUDETrainer : ANDERSON,CARL D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (1,2) $393.00 Exacta : (1-2) $842.00D/E : (1-1) $4,239.00 Superfecta : (1-2-3-8) $1,456.00Rolling Triple : (6-1-1) $73,294.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)LENFORD WALKER (1962)1. DINNER BY SEVEN JErwin 54.02. WELL BLESSED HPottinger3 51.0 2 1/4L3. STIR IT UP RMcNaughton 52.5 1 1/4L4. RAISING THE BAR RHalledeen 53.0 1/2LWIN: $273.00PLACE: $163.00, $188.00, $177.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits : 22.2, 44.3, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – LIQUIDITY out of COLONY BELLE by COLONY LIGHTTrainer : TODD,STEVEN M Owner : GARTH A SAMUELSBred by LOUIS N. PLAMERQuinella : (7,8) $1,734.00 Exacta : (7-8) $2,991.00D/E : (1-7) $2,264.00Superfecta : (7-8-9-6) $12,624.00Rolling Triple : (1-1-7) $80,412.00Race 6 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.I)EVERALD WHITE (1962)* 1. *KING D WHenry 56.02. URBAN PRINCIPAL SEllis 56.0 11L3. KANALOA LSteadman2 54.0 Sh.Head4. LUCKY NINE RHalledeen 55.0 1 1/2L5. RUNAWAY GAL OWalker 53.0 Neck6. REASSURANCE AChatrie 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $77.00PLACE: $53.00, $57.00, $58.00Final Time : 1:07.1 Splits : 23.2, 46.4, ,Winner : 3yo colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE out of FIGHT FOR PLEASURE by FIGHT OVERTrainer : CHUNG,SPENCER A Owner : MR. J.P.S.Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (1,9) $189.00 Exacta : (9-1) $273.00D/E : (7-9) $547.00Trifecta : (9-1-12) $119.00Hit-6 : (9-1-12-6-2-) $741.00Rolling Triple : (1-7-9) $2,410.00Super-6 : (7-6-1-1-7-9) $1,775,488.00GROOMS’ ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA TROPHYRace 7 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. ELVIRA DDawkins3 49.02. DI COBRE JInnis3 52.0 Sh.Head3. FIFTYONESTORM RHalledeen 53.0 1L4. *STAR OF DAVID AndrePowell4 51.5 NeckWIN: $412.00PLACE: $171.00, $150.00, $84.00Final Time : 1:00.4 Splits : 22.4, 46.4, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – PORTO SANTO out of DIABLO FOREVER by DIABLOTrainer : SMITH,PAUL N Owner : DONOVAN M RUSSELLBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Quinella : (1,5) $1,950.00 Exacta : (5-1) $3,420.00D/E : (9-5) $1,060.00Superfecta : (5-1-8-7) $6,571.00Rolling Triple : (7-9-5) $6,474.00Pick-4 : (1-7-9-5) $33,484.00Race 8 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE (DIV.II)FITZROY TULLOCH (1963)1. *SUPER COP OWalker 53.02. HONEY DARLIN OMullings 50.0 3/4L3. OK DUDE EMurray 53.0 2 1/2L4. SUPREME MAGIC JJackson 54.0 3L5. SEEKING THE DAWN SEllis 55.0 1 1/4LWIN: $70.00PLACE: $64.00, $99.00, $106.00Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.1, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of AHWHOFAH by ROYAL MINISTERTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, A Owner : WINSTON A KONGBred by WINSTON A. KONGQuinella : (1,3) $492.00 Exacta : (1-3) $785.00D/E : (5-1) $602.00Trifecta : (1-3-2) $1,121.00Hi-5 : (1-3-2-4-10) $40,024.50Rolling Triple : (9-5-1) $1,623.00Race 9 1600 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCEROY HAMILTON (1968)* 1. *PUDDY POOH OEdwards3 50.02. ANOTHER BULLET DDawkins3 49.0 8L3. ORIGINAL TRAIN WHenry 50.5 1 3/4L4. ELLE’S PEGASUS OMullings 50.5 1/2L5. GOLDEN BULLET JInnis3 48.0 3/4LWIN: $101.00PLACE: $55.00, $130.00, $57.00Final Time : 1:38.2 Splits : 24.1, 46.1, 1:10.4,Winner : 4yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD out of SHAHAR by LAW OF THE SEATrainer : AZAN,RICHARD N Owner : RICHARD N AZANBred by RICHARD N. AZANQuinella : (9,12) $1,582.00 Exacta : (12-9) $1,792.00D/E : (1-12) $155.00Trifecta : (12-9-6) $933.00Hi-5 : (12-9-6-13-1) $119,584.00Rolling Triple : (5-1-12) $2,676.00PlacePot 8 : (6,10-1,2-1,2-7,8-1,9-1,5-1,3-9,12) $29,868.00LEGAL LIGHT TROPHYRace 10 1820 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKESPos No. Horse Jockey Kgm Odds Lgths Win Place* 1. *SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.02. LONG RUNNING TRAIN WHenry 50.5 5L3. MIRACLE STAR AChatrie 51.5 1 1/2L4. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR RHalledeen 56.0 1 1/4LWIN: $93.00Final Time : 1:55.2 Splits : 27.1, 51.3, 1:16.0, 1:41.1Winner : 4yo ch colt – SEEKING THE GLORY out of ALSAFRA by LEGAL PROCESSTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA, A Owner : DERRICK C SMITHBred by SHERMAN CLACHAR & NORMAN GORDONQuinella : (1,4) $142.00 Exacta : (1-4) $326.00D/E : (12-1) $217.00Trifecta : (1-4-3) $1,020.00Rolling Triple : (1-12-1) $263.00Race 11 1600 M (Purse $550,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE DEC.22/NB5YO&UP(MDN)THE WIN DEM WHEELZ GROOMS APPRECIATION TROPHY1. GRAN CORAZON RLahoe 54.02. MISS DOROTHY JInnis3 50.0 3 1/2L3. STORMONTHESEA OnBeckford4 52.0 7 1/2L4. MARIA’S GLORY WHenry 54.0 2 1/2L5. SIRMANDI LSteadman2 54.5 8LTNP #4 TECHNOCAT JErwin 57.0 4/1DNF #14 PERFECT FLYER BebHarvey3 53.0 *2/1Late scratch : #6 GIRL ON FIREWIN: $3930.00PLACE: $494.00, $133.00, $589.00Final Time : 1:43.1 Splits : 24.3, 48.4, 1:14.4,Winner : 6yo b mare – KEYED ENTRY out of SOUFFLER by OUR EMBLEMTrainer : FEARON,LEROY A Owner : MR. JUDGEMENTBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQuinella : (2,15) $14,913.00 Exacta : (2-15) $56,087.00D/E : (1-2) $8,002.00 (1-6) $86.00Trifecta : (2-15-5) $229,759.00last_img read more

Nimbaians Yearn for Ebola Treatment Center, Other Things

first_imgCitizens of Nimba have called on their government and its international partners, including WHO, to set up an Ebola testing center in that county, as the deadly Ebola virus rages on there.The Nimba citizens’ calls were made on a community radio talk show in Saclepea. They think that once this is done, the further spread of the disease would be curtailed and it would also minimize casualties, as most patients are brought down to Monrovia for treatment.They argued that if a center with all facilities, including testing, is created in Nimba, especially Ganta, it would be very quick and easy to get someone treated and stop the virus from spreading to another person.Since the outbreak, over 75 persons had died in Nimba County with most of the victims coming Ganta.Nearly all the suspected, probable and confirmed cases had been kept in their homes in the community they lived,  something that is causing terrible frustration among the citizens. The holding site in Ganta is yet to be completed, over a  month since work started on it, at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital’s eye clinic.Over the weekend, suspected Ebola patients as well as bodies of victims have been littering the streets of Ganta,  owing to the lack of facilities  to host them and protected people to bury the bodies. “We learned from the awareness team that Ebola can be cured if the person starts  immediate treatment, but how can the person get cured if it takes days or a week before the person is tested and transferred,” asked Menkalo Zuo, one of the callers.Recently, the Nimba County Authority disburses US$100, 000 from the County Development Funds for the procurement of motorbikes for local authorities to speed up the awareness within their districts of control, while some portions of the funding were given to township commissioners, district commissioners, city mayors as well as media houses to speed up the sensitization process throughout the county.  But  the callers argued that  the authorities were long on sensitization short on  responses and treatment of those affected.In the latest development, the virus over the weekend claimed the lives of an ambulance driver of the Saclepea Comprehensive Health Center and the Principal of Faith Academy High School in Ganta; while on last Tuesday morning, September 9, 2014 one of the Catholic classroom teachers identified as Alfred Slelikpo died from what was  believed to a probable Ebola Case.The lack of a center in Ganta is posing problems for the local authority.  On that same  Tuesday morning, a very sick man who was believed to have travelled from Bassa was seen  lying in the Palava Hut at the Ganta City Mayor’s office.He was said to have arrived in  an unknown car when he was rejected in the town called Bayleglay, where he had earlier gone to seek herbs.“If there were available treatment, this man would not have been lying here like this,” said the City Mayor Cooper.Although, his family was making some efforts to take him somewhere until the arrival of the medical team, up to press time he was still lying helplessly in the palava hut.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bong Loses a Son

first_imgSeveral family members rushed to the residence of Mr. Jusu Bono Momo last Sunday morning when the shocking news of his death reached them.The late Jusu Bono Momo was 58.Mr. Momo was the head mortician and proprietor of the Borough Funeral Service located in New Kru Town, Monrovia.According to family sources, Mr. Momo died last Saturday June 18 at 10:00 p.m. as a result of heart failure. He was born on October 25, 1958 in Bong County. The family source said Mr. Momo had complained of severe burning in his chest and stomach right after he finished his dinner at the residence of an unidentified host in Margibi County where he had gone to visit. When he returned to Monrovia, the family source said Momo’s condition worsened and he was taken to SOS Clinic in Congo Town where he underwent intensive examination and was treated for a week, with little success. He was also taken to Salala for an alternative solution, but in less than two weeks news came that he was dead.Mr. Momo was trained and worked with the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Home for over sixteen years until 2006 when he branched off on his own. He was a member of the Alfa Old Timers Sports Association of Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GRPA assists struggling Essequibo Coast mother of 10

first_imgAfter reading an article in Guyana Times about the struggling mother of 10, who is living in extreme poverty in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), members of the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) visited the family at Charity village on Friday.Sonia Chung and six of her 10 children are seen with Reverend Patricia Sheerattan Bisnauth, Lucella Campbell and RHO Dr Afarah Khan on FridayGRPA Executive Director Reverend Patricia Sheerattan Bisnauth, along with Senior Programme Advisor (Caribbean) of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Lucella Campbell, and Regional Health Officer of Region Two, Dr Afarah Khan, visited the family and donated cash and food items as a means of support for them.Sonia Chung, 35, said that since publication of the article in the Guyana Times, several persons have reached out to her family to assist, and she is very grateful.Meanwhile, a counselling session on family planning was also done with the mother of 10, and she was advised to do an Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUD) insertion, which will be done locally by Dr Khan.She was also advised to send her children to school on a regular basis, for education is the key to success.A neighbour of Chung’s had reached out to Guyana Times seeking to have the public’s assistance in helping Chung with basic amenities for her children. At present, six of Chung’s 10 children are living with her.Speaking with this publication, Chung had said that her youngest child was five months old. She had said that both she and her husband were finding it difficult to gain employment, as they were both uneducated.Her husband, Moses, she said, had been renting a farm in the Pomeroon River, but owing to the heavy maintenance costs, he could not afford to continue with that venture.The house in which the family lives has neither electricity nor water, and is being rented for $14,000 per month. The family owes six months’ rent, and it is only the goodwill of the landlord that stands between them and eviction. Describing her situation and her poverty-stricken state, the woman said, “Living in poverty is worse than living in hell.”Chung said her eldest son, who is 19, is differently abled and cannot help her in any significant way. (Mohanlall Seulall)last_img read more

Broncos sweep Monterey Bay

first_imgPOMONA – Basketball coaches look for mismatches when they prepare a game plan. The Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball team had one Friday night. Daniels made all six of his field goal attempts in the second half and finished 9-of-14 shooting from the field. “The first half, he was floating around more, and in the second half, he attacked the basket,” Cal Poly coach Greg Kamansky said. He also made a couple of nice fade-away jumpers and an 18-foot jumper. “Between him and Dion (Cook, 19 points) there are shots, I’m like, `No, no. Oh, good shot,”‘ Kamansky said. The Broncos had trouble putting the Otters away, and Monterey Bay cut the deficit to 67-65 on a jumper by Richard Jenkins with 3:01 to play. But a 9-0 Cal Poly run, including four points from Daniels, put the game away. “We just executed on offense, and made some stops on defense,” Kamansky said. Two team statistics in particular stood out for Kamansky: only 12 turnovers committed by the Broncos, and only six offensive rebounds by the Otters. Cal Poly women 70, Monterey Bay 59 After their offense was stymied by Cal State Monterey Bay’s zone defense a month ago, interim coach Michelle Fortier knew the best way to beat the zone was to make some outside shots. The Broncos (6-14, 5-10) made five in the first half to take an 11-point halftime lead, then held off the Otters (5-15, 4-11). “I thought Cassey Brick made a big difference,” Fortier said. “She made a couple of big shots.” Brick hit two of the Broncos 3-pointers and had nine points. Jessica Hopkins had a team-high 13 points and Porsche’ Kirksey and Ashley Moody added 12 points apiece as Cal Poly snapped a three-game losing streak. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was the Broncos’ fourth game of a brutal five games in 10-day stretch that has improved considerably since dropping the first two games on the road last weekend. The Broncos (14-6 overall, 10-5 California Collegiate Athletic Association) defeated rival Cal State San Bernardino on Tuesday, then avenged a loss a month ago by beating the Otters (11-9, 8-7) on Friday. Daniels was a big difference. He scored only nine points the first time the teams met, but his big night matched a season high. It was the first time in the last eight games he reached double figures in scoring. “Coach just kept telling me to go to the basket,” Daniels said. “I try to do that every game, but some games, like against Bakersfield, they focus on the guards and it’s hard to get the ball into the post.” center_img Photo Gallery: Cal Poly Pomona vs Cal State Monterey Kaelen Daniels scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half and the Broncos pulled away late to defeat CSU Monterey Bay 78-67 at Kellogg Gym. last_img

Veoh launches Web video syndication

first_imgVeoh Networks Inc. is launching a Web video syndication service today that uses peer-to-peer technology to distribute DVD-quality video and publish it on the Web’s most popular sites, including MySpace and YouTube. The privately held company hopes to become an online television service, allowing content creators to build their own channels and viewers to easily find and download video. Veoh hopes to distinguish itself from competitors such as Brightcove, Revver and others by the use of a peer-to-peer network that will allow the delivery of huge video files more efficiently. With Veoh, users share the load of transmitting content, which is generally sent in small chunks from PCs that have its software installed. The company is also touting its virtual digital video recorder service, which allows users to subscribe to programs or download video from any Web site. Veoh Chief Executive Dmitry Shapiro calls his service a “virtual cable operator” that can support an unlimited number of channels. “It’s not about the studios coming in and rebroadcasting the same stuff you can find on TV,” he said. With Web video ranging in quality from studio-created shows that are found on iTunes to user-generated clips found on sites such as YouTube, analysts say there is room in between for professional-looking amateur content. “In the middle is where things get interesting,” said Joe Laszlo, an analyst at Jupiter Research. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The San Diego-based company has raised $12.5 million from investors such as Michael Eisner, former chief executive of The Walt Disney Co.; Time Warner Inc.; and private venture-capital firms. Once content creators upload their videos to Veoh, the content can be instantly syndicated across the Web to popular sites such as YouTube and Facebook. The videos also can be distributed to blogs, Really Simply Syndication feeds and portable devices such as Apple Inc.’s iPods. The site has already signed deals with US Weekly magazine to create a celebrity news channel. The Hollywood talent agency UTA also has agreed to create a channel to audition clips from aspiring filmmakers and actors. The service allows content creators the flexibility to include advertising in their shows or sell clips on a rental or download-to-own basis. Users also could be charged a subscription for a season’s worth of programs. last_img read more

Hart High staff gives architects an earful

first_imgPollard said several teacher recommendations relate to maintenance rather than modernization, but many of those requests could get rolled into the larger project. Flewelling and Moody has been in business since 1928 and worked on several projects in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, including construction in the Newhall Elementary School District, the Lancaster School District and at College of the Canyons in Valencia. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Teachers and district residents complained the staff’s renovation plans for Hart didn’t include upgraded safety standards, such as fire alarms and water sprinklers. Those have since been added to plans for the three campuses, Willett said. “We are not quite sure what we do yet, or in what phases, but everything is going through the Division of (the) State Architect now for approval since that became an issue,” she said. Architects said they were noting teachers’ suggestions for everything from more electrical outlets for up-to-date scientific tools to closet space for band uniforms. “Teachers have been wonderful and very prepared,” said Utar Pollard, project architect. “What we are doing now is exploring some of options we have to determine the best route for Hart High.” SANTA CLARITA – Architects have been busily taking notes as teachers and administrators at Hart High School lay out their needs for updating the 60-year-old campus, district officials said Wednesday. Architects from Flewelling and Moody have been meeting with the staff at the school for at least two weeks in hope of completing a plan in the next few months for the Hart Union High School District’s flagship campus. “They are just trying to get a handle on what the needs are right now,” district spokeswoman Pat Willett said. Under mounting pressure from the community, the school board on April 18 approved hiring architects for modernization projects at Sierra Vista and Placerita Canyon junior highs and Hart High. last_img read more

Mahrez, Mane duel in match for AFCON glory

first_imgLiverpool standout Mane, however, is attempting to fulfil his “wildest dream” as one of just a handful of Africans to win both the UEFA Champions League and Cup of Nations.For the marquee name in a Senegalese side ranked top of the continent, and a surprising 46 places above Algeria, the ride to the final for Mane and the Teranga Lions has encountered its share of roadbumps.Two missed Mane spot-kicks, a group stage loss to Algeria, and the loss of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to a broken finger have tested Senegal’s resolve in their quest for the Holy Grail of African football.Title contenders Senegal need a point from their final group game to be assured a place in the knockout phaseCoach Aliou Cisse is on a mission for personal redemption. He was the skipper of the side beaten on penalties in the 2002 final, with his missed kick handing the title to Cameroon.“Having lost that final, I still have it on my mind,” said former Paris Saint-Germain and Birmingham City midfielder Cisse.“What motivated me to become a coach was to be able to take Senegal to the final. My players told me they would do better than my generation.”A maiden Cup of Nations for his country is a prize for which Mane readily admitted he would trade in last month’s Champions League title.“I’m ready to even swap a Champions League for a Cup of Nations. Going to Dakar with the trophy would be extraordinary. It would be my wildest dream,” Mane told France Football ahead of the competition.Djamel Belmadi has Algeria within sight of a second Africa Cup of Nations triumphStanding in the way, however, is an Algerian outfit that has undergone a remarkable transformation since the arrival of Djamel Belmadi as coach a year ago.The Desert Foxes failed miserably in World Cup qualifying, but the steely Belmadi has healed divisions in the squad to lead them to the brink of a first Cup of Nations triumph since 1990.– ‘I’m not a miracle worker’ –“To the Algerian people, I want to say I’m not a politician, not a miracle worker or a wizard, but that we will fight like we have fought to this point,” Belmadi said after the semi-final win over Nigeria.Algeria are the leading scorers in Egypt with 12 goals, including Mahrez’s spectacular last-gasp free-kick against Nigeria, and haven’t trailed at all in the tournament.Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez has been the standout forward of the Africa Cup of Nations“Algeria are so well organised, so compact, so ‘Guardiolaesque’ in the way they recover the ball,” opined experienced international coach Claude Le Roy. “Perhaps it is the influence of Mahrez.”The Algeria captain has been in fine form for his country here, brimming with confidence after helping City to the domestic treble.“We are very happy to be in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations because it is something very special,” said Mahrez.“It was our goal to do it for the people and for our families. We know they are behind us all the way. It’s my dream to win the Cup of Nations.”“It’s going to be another battle against Senegal,” he added. “We’ve been very good in this competition. The (Nigeria) match has given us more confidence for the final and we’re capable of winning it.”Their hopes will boosted by the absence of Senegal’s defensive rock Kalidou Koulibaly, whose yellow card in the semi-final victory over Tunisia cruelly ruled the Napoli star out of the final.“It hurts to not be able to play. But I will be beside my brothers to write history,” tweeted Koulibaly, the cornerstone of a defence breached just once so far.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sadio Mane’s Senegal were second best to an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez in CairoCAIRO, Egypt, Jul 18 – Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane will renew their Premier League rivalry for a second time in Egypt, with Africa Cup of Nations immortality awaiting the victor of Friday’s final between Algeria and Senegal.Algerian star Mahrez was part of the Manchester City team that edged out Mane’s Liverpool for the English title last season, grabbing a pivotal goal on the final day of the campaign.last_img read more