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

Indian American Raj Mukherji Appointed House Majority Whip in New Jersey

first_imgRaj Mukherji, the only Indian American lawmaker in the New Jersey General Assembly, was appointed as the House Majority Whip, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced on Jan. 12. Mukherji is the first Indian American and Asian American to be appointed in this position.A Whip is meant to be a disciplinarian for the political party. The individual is meant to make sure that all party members vote in the legislature according to party policy.The 33-year-old Democrat represents the 33rd Legislative District. He is a healthcare lawyer, businessman, former Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, and adjunct professor of political science at New Jersey City University. He was educated at Thomas Edison State University, University of Pennsylvania, Seton Hall University School of Law.He became the deputy mayor at the age of 27 after supporting himself through school and university as an emancipated minor since his parents had to return to India. At 28, he won the Democratic primary election for Assembly in NJ’s 33rd Legislative District by a 36-point margin and in 2013 won the November general election by a 20-point margin.Mukherji told News India Times he was humbled by the Speaker’s trust and confidence in him. With the swearing-in this week of Vin Gopal as our state’s first South Asian senator, New Jersey joins Maryland as one of the only two states with multiple South Asian American lawmakers and one of only two states with South Asian Americans in legislative leadership,” he said.Mukherji is a third term legislator who represents the Democratic Party. He was also in the United States Marines, where he was a sergeant. The young Democrat calls himself a “champion of the middle class and working families.”According to NJ.com, he pleaded guilty in federal court in 2009 to a 2004 misdemeanor charge of possession of a fraudulent identification document. He dubbed it as a “youthful indiscretion.”In the Assembly, he sits on the Budget Committee, which is responsible for crafting the Legislature’s annual appropriations bill – the entire state budget. He is also a member of the Commerce and Economic Development Committee and the Labor Committee.Apart from Mukherji, Vin Gopal is the only other Indian in the New Jersey government. Gopal is in the Senate and a Democratic Party leader as well. He was elected last November.Many Indian American legislators won during the elections in November 2017. In New Jersey, Indian American Sikh Ravi Bhalla became the mayor of Hoboken. Related ItemsIndian AmericanNew Jerseylast_img read more