JC drub Clan Carthy

first_imgBilled as champions versus football minnows, title holders Jamaica College (JC) showed no mercy with Clan Carthy High, as they controlled, and bossed the game from start to finish, and strode to an easy 4-0 win in their ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup match, at the Jamaica College football field on Old Hope Road, yesterday.Leading forward Ronaldo Brown stepped up with a brace in the 24th and 86th minutes.Brown’s double puts him at three, so far, and he looks set to go past 20 for the season.Prior to that, Khori Edmond sent JC ahead in the 22nd minute. Captain Allando Brown proved his reliability and versatility as a centre back to head home their third goal in the 27th minute.”It is an amazing feeling to score two goals today,” Brown said, while noting that he idolises Junior Flemmings, who led JC’s scoring charge last season.”I idolise Flemmings, and coach has called on me to step up and get goals like he did for our school. We are a championship team, and I am trying to build my legacy without being under pressure of living up to his name,” (Flemmings’) Brown assured.The start of the game was delayed for close to an hour due to rain, but the home still went at their rivals from the first whistle.Coach Miguel Coley said: “We were happy that we could win the game with a clean sheet. The killer instinct is not there yet, but that’s something that we have to instil. When you get teams like this, you want as many goals as possible; 10 if possible,” he told The Gleaner.”Going forward, we are looking better and better, and that will be good for us,” he continued, adding “we have a good team, just that the killer instinct needs to be there.”Meanwhile, Clan Carthy coach Mallawe Blake said his players didn’t follow instructions.”We had chalkboard work at school and we knew that we couldn’t give JC too much space to play but the game just went away from us.”We just have to regroup and face St Catherine at home on Friday,” he assessed.YESTERDAY’S RESULTSGroup AJamaica College 4, Clan Carthy 0Calabar 4, Tivoli 0Group DHoly Trinity 1, Charlie Smith 2St Mary’s College 3, Penwood 1Group EWolmer’s 2, Bridgeport 0St Jago 8, Kingston High 1Group GKingston College 6 Campion 0Camperdown 2, JosÈ MartÌ 0TODAY’S GAMESPapine vs DunoonHydel vs CumberlandGreater Portmore vs Haile SelassieKingston Technical vs ElthamInnswood vs St George’s CollegeArdenne vs Denham TownAscot vs Spanish TownJonathan Grant vs ExcelsiorNorman Manley vs Vauxhalllast_img read more

FDA Embraces Partners’ Supports, Opens 5-Day Seminar on Public Communications

first_imgThe Management of the Forestry Development (FDA) has embraced efforts by its partners, particularly the Voluntary Partnership Agreement Support Unit (VPASU) for their intervention to improve the sector thereby sustainably managing the forest.FDA Managing Director, Harrison S. Karnwea, Sr., gave the commendation yesterday in Monrovia when he formally announced a five-day initial opening of the Public Communications and Outreach Commitments and training workshop.“The FDA extends gratitude to its partner, the VPASU for the level of support it continues to render, and it embraces all efforts by them to improve the sector sustainably manage the forest,” Mr. Karnwea emphasized.According to him, the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), though focuses on ensuring the improvement of Forest Governance, it is also engaged in strengthening the FDA’s internal capacity, particularly, the Public Relations Department and staff in other departments who engage in public outreach and education.The exercise is to strengthen the FDA internal capacity to better serve the public’s information needs.It is an important step forward in ensuring that the public understands and supports the management’s efforts. It is based on this that the FDA commenced a ‘robust skills development program’ for its newly branded communication department.  The VPA is a bilateral agreement between the Liberian Government (GOL) and the European Union (EU) which was signed and ratified by Liberia on December 1, 2013.To have a transparent and legal Forest Management System, the GOL through the FDA negotiated a VPA with the EU in 2006, and it took effect in December last year.This process has since been participatory by Liberian Government officials, CSOs, Media, and representatives of communities nationwide. The process is to transform the lives of people, their affected communities, etc.Importantly, the VPA addresses the problem of ‘illegal logging activities; promotes sustainable forest management; guarantee timber products access to European markets, and ensures legal logging activities in the country.’The five-day training workshop which began yesterday is supported by the VPASU and funded by the British Government through the Department for International Development (DFID) and the EU. It is expected to end on Friday, June 20.“FDA knows it has to increase the communication and public outreach to the general public who largely do not know,” Mr. Karnwea said.According to Mr. Karnwea, the FDA is also determined to strengthen and rebuild its relationship with the public including the civil society organizations (CSOs) as the valuable partners as well as the private sector and other government ministries and agencies that are largely the beneficiaries of the forest.While the five-day training workshop intends to build the capacity of the Public Relations Department and other staff at the FDA, the entity demonstrates its commitment at the same time to improving her public communications and outreach strategies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Whittier scraps library plans

first_imgWHITTIER – Whittier might be the biggest loser of Tuesday’s defeat of a $600 million state library bond. Now, city officials say, it’s back to the drawing board for their plans for a new Whittier library. Licking their wounds, officials Wednesday said plans to build a new library are pretty much dead. They now must look for other means to fund a possible renovation of the existing facility. “Now we’ll have to meet the library’s need without having to construct a new building,” City Manager Steve Helvey said. “We’ll have to start to get in full gear for modernization of the existing central library.” Remodeling the existing central library is another option, Helvey said, but the city would “probably have to hire an interior designer who can find out what can be done.” An expansion beyond its 38,000 square feet would be problematic, he added, since any space adjacent to the library will be needed for a new police station. Should the city decide to remodel the interior, officials would need to either close the library while the work is going on, or leave it open during the renovation. If they closed the library, officials would have to look for another site to serve as a temporary library while the work is done, Helvey said. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Had voters approved Proposition 81, Whittier would have received about $19.3 million from the bond issue. Officials had hoped to use that money to build a new, 71,000-square-foot facility at nearly double the size of the current library on Mar Vista Street. The new facility would have been built where an Alpha Beta market once stood in Uptown Whittier. That property is now owned by the city. Whittier officials preferred constructing a new library, saying the existing library has outgrown its capacity after adding several new services since it was built in 1957. Mayor Cathy Warner said the council needs to study all options, including “the possibility of remodeling the current library, expanding the library in east Whittier, and the disposition of the Alpha Beta property.” Plans are under way to hire an architect to study a possible expansion of the Whittwood branch library by another 5,000 to 8,000 square feet. The city has a $200,000 grant to pay for that study. last_img read more

Brentford 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Bees back in the top six with victory over Owls

first_imgThey took the lead midway through the first half after Sam Hutchinson gave away a needless penalty, hauling back Lewis Macleod as he tried to run onto a throw in.Bees’ top scorer Maupay thumped his third of the season past Cameron Dawson to give the hosts the start they wanted.The hosts stretched their advantage just after the hour mark, Maupay racing clear from his own half before drawing the keeper and squaring for Watkins to stroke home from 12 yards.It was all Brentford in the opening half but the final ball lacked the quality to unlock a resolute Wednesday back four. 2 whoops 2 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury smart causal Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack At the other end Canos was equally guilty of wasteful finishing when he worked himself into acres of space from a corner only to fire well wide.Brentford fizzed the ball around well but looked slightly sloppy at times as Wednesday hung in there to make the second half an interesting affair.After the break they tightened their grip and could have run in six or seven as the hapless Owls were left chasing shadows.Canos was guilty of a handful of misses or denied by Dawson and Watkins, played in by Maupay, was thwarted by the keeper from close range after 53 minutes. possible standings Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Brentford continued their impressive start to the Championship season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.Goals in each half from Neal Maupay and Ollie Watkins kept up the free-passing Bees’ unbeaten start to the season in a one-sided affair at Griffin Park. Watkins was a constant threat on both flanks and forced a save from Dawson after cutting in from the left to fire in a rasping low drive which the keeper stopped at the second attempt.Sergi Canos burst clear just before the half-hour mark and cut in from the left but his 20-yard strike was saved by Dawson at the foot of his near post.The Owls’ first effort of a one-sided first half came when Barry Bannan raced onto a loose ball but blazed his first-time drive high and wide.Wednesday striker Marco Matias should have given his side a foothold in the game just before the break when he raced onto a Bannan through ball but fired his shot straight at the onrushing Daniel Bentley. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal Latest Premier League News revealed predicted Watkins should have made it three after 74 minutes when he charged in from the left but opted to curl past the far post instead of squaring for substitute Said Benrahma arriving fast at the back post.Brentford resisted Wednesday’s physical approach, which almost reaped rewards when Matias hooked a rare effort just over the bar late on, but that was all they really had to offer all afternoon.It was Algeria international Benrahma who almost saved the best until the very last minute, dummying a through ball and running onto it before seeing his low drive palmed wide by the keeper. gameday cracker How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT impact ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? possible standings How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? silverware Brentford manager Dean Smith celebrates no dice BEST OF REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade NEW ERA Ollie Watkins celebrates scoring for Brentford Most Popular Football Newslast_img read more