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England clinch maiden under-17 World Cup

first_imgManchester City midfielder Phil Foden struck twice as England came from behind to thrash European champions Spain 5-2 and clinch their maiden Under-17 World Cup title in Kolkata, India on Saturday.After Morgan Gibbs-White nearly put England ahead early on, Spain took the lead as Barcelona’s Sergio Gomez beat the offside trap to tap in on 10 minutes. He then struck his fourth of the tournament and Spain’s second with a powerful shot from inside the box after the half hour mark.England hit back through Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster close to half-time and levelled at 2-2 when Gibbs-White latched on to Foden’s pass and finished on 58 minutes. Foden put England ahead before Marc Guehi made it 4-2. The City youngster then scored his second to seal the win.Earlier, midfielder Alan’s fortuitous 55th-minute opener and substitute Yuri Alberto’s late goal helped three-time champions Brazil overcome fellow beaten semi-finalists Mali 2-0 for their second bronze medal at this stage.last_img read more

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first_img…on young Guyanese achievementsYour Eyewitness was tickled pink (figuratively, of course because he’s too pigmentally challenged to achieve that effect!) when he read about 17-year-old Kelly Hyles being accepted to every one of the eight Ivy League schools in the US! He’d only just come off the high of West Indians copping all three of the ICC’s T-20 World Cup Tournaments! And now this! His cup runneth over.If we needed confirmation that Guyanese can measure up to any other group in the world, this is it. Our young’uns within Guyana had been churning out CSEC’s like there’s no tomorrow for a decade now – but some felt the exams might’ve been diluted from the old GCE’s of decades back. And wondered how we’d stack up against stiffer competition than other West Indians. This Eyewitness was never of that ilk…But Miss Hyles’ performance answered that question! And her admissions isn’t one of those “Affirmative Action” squeeze-ins – this young lady attended one of the eight high schools in NYC that demands a competitive exam that thousands write to vie for the spots.Kelly would’ve probably just completed her NGSA before she migrated and her comment that “school in different” in Guyana is telling. We shouldn’t knock our schooling too much…our curriculum’s top notch. And once we start paying teachers what they’re worth…we’ll garner wider demonstration of our excellence. Kelly’s point about the need for discipline during the early years is also important – and while this Eyewitness will have no truck with corporal punishment – he accepts there has to be some sort of sanctions imposed to inculcate discipline.Kelly’s performance was matched by another girl from NY – Uwamanzu-Nna. She’s is of Nigerian parentage – and this brings up the point your Eyewitness wants to make. When folks go as immigrants to countries, they already have a firmness of purpose as to the “why”. They want to succeed – and they’ll do this by any means necessary.People from the Caribbean, Africa and India do well in the States because they go there with this drive and determination. Kelly’s mother holds down two jobs. Back in Guyana, there are some who spout a lot of nonsense about “some who can’t achieve” and “others who can” as if it’s genetic. If we check history, it all boils down to some coming here as immigrants and maintained their immigrant drive. Some. Just as Kelly and her mother are doing in the States.What’s needed is for leaders to ensure there are level playing fields – and inculcate in all groups the belief that success WILL come out of hard work.…on eyes openingWhen the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was being pilloried by the Kaieteur News and all kinds of “experts” and NGO’s (most times the two were the same)…the Opposition-now-in-Government were rubbing their hands in glee. If it wasn’t one manufactured scandal, it was another. This paper and this Eyewitness pointed out it all had to do with the envy and jealously KN’s MookLall, striking out when he didn’t get his way – only he should be enriched, feted and courted.Well…the shoe’s on the other foot. He’s still not getting his way – as much as he wants, anyway – and he’s once again hitting out and orchestrating the usual suspects of “experts” and “NGO’s” to sing his tune. And Pressie’s mad as hell and just defend his “Government”.But he should notice the venom and vitriol aren’t thrown at the entire Government – just the APNU/PNC wing. The AFC’re getting a free ride.And with good reason: who’d you think are producing the leaks?!…on mediocrity exposedRawls Lucas fancies himself as a financial maven. On the weekend the Panama Papers exposed the largest money launderers in the world – he wrote his “exposé” on the subject.But beats up on unmentioned Guyana while writing NOTHING about Britain as one of the largest law breakers!last_img read more

Federer, Nadal face German qualifiers at French Open

first_imgSwitzerland’s Roger Federer plays a shot against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler )PARIS— Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play German qualifiers in second-round matches at the French Open.Federer faces 144th-ranked Oscar Otte in the main stadium, Court Philippe Chatrier.ADVERTISEMENT Nadal meets 114th-ranked Yannick Maden on Court Suzanne Lenglen.Federer is playing at Roland Garros after a four-year absence, while Nadal is aiming for a record-extending 12th title at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlso, sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas plays Hugo Dellien on Wednesday.In the women’s draw, last year’s runner-up Sloane Stephens faces Sara Sorribes Tormo and second-seeded Karolina Pliskova is up against Kristina Kucova. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Toronto’s Jurassic Park adds college vibe to NBA Finals Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LATEST STORIES MOST READ LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila cardlast_img read more

BLUES 7TH AT WATERLOO/WLU INVITATIONAL

first_imgThe co-hosts from Wilfrid Laurier University won the tournament with a sparkling two-round total of 568.  Western placed second at 579 and the other co-hosts from the University of Waterloo placed third at 587.  All five Toronto men returned nearly identical scores after 36 holes of play.  Chris Lao led the way with an opening round of 71, and finished at 153, in a tie for 34th place with teammates Jack Hastings (75-78) and Mathias Kjeldsen (77-76).   Print Friendly Version Matt Puzhitsky (77-77) and Grant Lau (78-76) finished one shot back at 154. Story Links The Blues return to action on October 7 and 8 when they host the 2019 OUA Championship at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Team ResultsIndividual ResultsThe University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s golf team finished seventh in a competitive field of 12 teams at the Waterloo/Laurier invitational on Sunday, September 29.last_img read more

Messi not greatest yet, says Pele

first_img0Shares0000PARIS, France, January 20- Brazilian legend Pele insisted on Friday that Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, a Champions League winner with Barcelona and three-time Ballon D’Or king, cannot yet be considered as one of the world’s greatest players.Pele called on his own record of three World Cup triumphs as well as a career tally of 1,283 goals to reserve judgement on the little Argentine wizard. “Some people will say that Beethoven didn’t know how to play the piano, that Michelangelo couldn’t paint and that Pele didn’t know how to play football,” Pele told Le Monde newspaper.“When Messi scores 1,283 goals like me, when he wins three World Cups, then we can talk about it again.“Football changes and records are there to be beaten, but it’ll be very hard to beat mine. People ask me all the time: ‘When is the new Pele going to be born?’“Never. My father and mother have closed the factory.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Totti saves Roma as Torino’s England ‘keeper suffers debut heart-break

first_img0Shares0000AS Roma’s forward Francesco Totti kicks to score on a penalty on September 11, 2016 at Olympic stadium in Rome © AFP / Alberto PizzoliMilan, Italy, Sep 11 – Francesco Totti came off the bench to hit a late winner from the spot as Roma moved to within two points of leaders Juventus after a rain-interrupted 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.“That was the first time I’ve ever felt afraid of taking a penalty,” the 39-year-old veteran, who is in his 24th and final season at the club, told Sky Sport minutes after being mobbed by teammates under the stadium’s popular Curva Sud end. “You just can’t afford to miss under the Curva (sud)!”Roma looked to be heading for a difficult second half at the Stadio Olympico after Sampdoria surged to a 2-1 half-time lead when goals from Fabio Quagliarella and Luis Muriel cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s eighth minute header for the hosts.But Roma coach Luciano Spalletti was given extra time to consider his tactical options when officials delayed the restart by over 30 minutes to render the pitch playable again following a first-half deluge of rain and hailstones.Totti replaced Diego Perotti and Edin Dzeko came on in place of Stephan El Shaarawy for the start of the second half, and the changes made an immediate impact.After Kevin Strootman saw his drive palmed away by Emiliano Viviano, Totti set Dzeko up for a shot that forced Viviano to parry for a corner.AS Roma’s forward Francesco Totti heads the ball on September 11, 2016 at the Olympic stadium in Rome © AFP / Alberto PizzoliTwo minutes later, Totti sent Dzeko through in the box and the Bosnian shimmied around Viviano before tapping home from close range to pull the hosts level.Roma had the momentum, but Salah glanced a header wide and only the trailing foot of Viviano stopped Dzeko’s goalbound shot from crossing the line.Roma looked all set for a share of the spoils until Dzeko made the most of a Milan Skriniar’s challenge in the area to win a penalty that Totti cooly slotted past Viviano.Roma are now two points behind leaders and champions Juventus, who claimed their third successive win with a 3-1 defeat of Sassuolo on Saturday.And Spalletti, who endured a lengthy spat with Totti last season, said he’s on the lookout for a bunch of new Tottis.“I want four or five [Francesco] Tottis in this team,” said Spalletti, who was called out by the club talisman last season over his lack of playing time.England’s goalkeeper Joe Hart, pictured in June 2016, completed his move to unfashionable Torino on a season-long loan deal two weeks ago © AFP/File / Paul Ellis“If I don’t play him people get annoyed at me but I want to produce another player like him.“One great player is not enough – you need more than that. I want to find more Tottis in my team.“I want to see some of the other players in the squad develop into players like Totti – that’s what we need.”Napoli sit in second place, also two points behind Juve, following a 3-0 rout of Palermo on Saturday when Jose Callejon added a brace to Marek Hamsik’s 47th minute opener.Earlier, England goalkeeper Joe Hart conceded twice on his Torino debut as Atalanta secured a 2-1 win in Bergamo.Hart, deemed surplus to requirements by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, completed his move to unfashionable Torino on a season-long loan deal two weeks ago.Torino made light of injury-enforced absences up front to take a 54th minute lead through Iago Falque.But Atalanta only two minutes later Hart came off his line to palm a corner away with one hand, and Andrea Masiello punished the move by deftly volleying the loose ball into the net.When Alejandro Gomez was hauled down by Lorenzo Di Silvestri inside the penalty area with only eight minutes on the clock, Ivorian striker Frank Kessie stepped up to coolly send Hart the wrong way to seal the win.Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic was sent off for dissent, and tried to justify his outburst: “I protested to the referee because he didn’t whistle when (striker) Maxi Lopez suffered two fouls, while at the other end they blew the whistle immediately.”In Sunday’s late game Inter Milan had Mauro Icardi to thank for a second-half brace that secured their first win of the season in a 2-1 defeat of new boys Pescara.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Palmdale officials check Shanghai train

first_imgPALMDALE – Palmdale City Councilman Steve Hofbauer and Assistant City Manager Steve Williams were in Shanghai, China, last week checking a high-speed train system that could be used in the future to rocket passengers between the Antelope Valley and downtown Los Angeles in 20 minutes. The two men are part of a Southern California delegation that checked out the maglev line in Shanghai. The delegation described it as the world’s first commercial commuter train line to use electromagnetic-levitation or maglev technology. The train line takes passengers from the Pudong International Airport to downtown Shanghai, about 19 miles, in eight minutes. Electromagnetic force makes the train hover about one-half inch off its guideway and propels it to speeds that can surpass 260 mph. Hofbauer said he and other riders felt a slight shudder as the magnets were activated and the train levitated about 20 seconds before it left the airport station, where the delegation boarded on Thursday. The maglev proposal is separate from California’s high-speed rail plan, which would use 200-mph trains on conventional steel rails to link Southern California and the Bay Area. That proposed project would have a stop in the Antelope Valley if it is ever built. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At that moment, the train was “just silently lifting itself up,” Hofbauer said. “As the train operates, there is only a low electrical hum, like what you might notice near a transformer, and you notice the sound of the wind against the skin of the train,” he said. Hofbauer and Williams are members of a delegation of the Orange Line Development Authority, an organization formed by local governments of 14 cities proposing a maglev train line from Irvine to Palmdale. The trip was financed by the agency. Hofbauer said the delegation got an opportunity to see the technology in action and to talk with government and project officials about the complexities of planning and building such a system. Maglev train supporters say the system can fit into urban areas more easily than conventional railroads or high-speed trains on steel tracks because maglev trains can get by on narrower rights-of-way. They operate on elevated guideways built over or beside conventional railroad tracks or freeways. last_img read more

Girl’s memory lives on in garden

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“She loved going to school despite her illness,” Romeo Manahan said of his daughter. “She always looked forward to it. It gave her a break.” Melissa’s medical problems began before she was born, when doctors detected a tumor growing inside of her. When she was 3 days old, it was removed. The surgery was the first of 11. She was 2 when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer called germ cell tumor, which spreads to other parts of the body. About 900 children each year are diagnosed with the cancer. The small-framed girl with brown eyes and hair underwent chemotherapy, radiation, bone-marrow transplants and other life-saving techniques until there weren’t any more treatments left. “She made us appreciate life,” said her mother, Elaine Manahan. “She made us strong. She made me strong.” CASTAIC – The school was her sanctuary. It was a haven from the hospital beds, doctors’ appointments and surgeries that dominated little Melissa Manahan’s life. The girl died last year after battling cancer nearly all her life. She was 9. On Saturday, her parents, sister and friends gathered at Castaic Elementary School for a memorial created in her memory. The bench and tree will serve as a reading area on campus and will also represent other children from the school who will die young. The family has donated $3,000 to the school to buy books for its library, where a section will be dedicated in Melissa’s name. The Manahans plan to donate more books to the school over time. Reading was one of the girl’s passions. She became an avid reader in the hospital and completed stacks of books. Her favorites were “The Little Mermaid” and the Harry Potter series. On a Web site created in her memory, Melissa smiles from a picture posted at the top of the page. Hundreds of photos that follow include Melissa with her parents and sister Madeleine, 7, at events connected to her survival and her death. Visitors to the page have written their condolences, and some shared stories about their own losses. It seems that even in her death, the girl is still touching people’s lives – including Andrew McGrory. The 14-year-old worked on her memorial for an Eagle Scout project and found an inspiration for its design after meeting with the Manahans. The family hopes their daughter’s remembrance at the school will be an inspiration for others. “She taught me to never give up,” her father said. “To never accept no for an answer.” Melissa’s Web site is www.melissa-manahan.memory-of.com. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chelsea fans sing name of striker they want next season after awful Higuain miss

first_img 2 2 In response to the shocker, the Blues’ travelling support began to sing the name of Tammy Abraham – their 21-year-old forward currently on loan at Aston Villa.Abraham has spent the vast majority of his life at Stamford Bridge as he joined the club in 2004 – aged just six.The Englishman has risen through the youth ranks and concluded his early career by starring as Chelsea won consecutive FA Youth Cup and UEFA League doubles in 2015 and 2016. Chelsea’s away supporters were left in despair after witnessing another woeful miss from Gonzalo Higuain on Sunday.Just before half time in their final game of the season at Leicester, the Argentinian forward failed to break the deadlock from six yards as he struggled to get the ball out from under his feet and remarkably fired wide of the target. Tammy Abraham scored in Villa’s play-off semi-final first leg against West Brom on Saturday Hasselbaink is at the King Power today. Chelsea could use him on the pitch. Away fans sang Tammy Abraham’s name after Higuain’s miss #cfc— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) May 12, 2019center_img GETTY I honestly hope Tammy Abraham is given a chance based on his goal scoring record. Idc how he’s been scoring his goals although lots are pens but bottom line is he scores goals and that’s what we need. U can’t tell me Tammy would’ve done worst on that higuain tap in. Michu as well— CFC Blue Ultras (@CFCbluepride) May 12, 2019 He began playing senior football in 2016 and spent a successful loan season at Bristol City, scoring 26 goals in 48 appearances.Abraham then had a less than impressive year with Swansea which saw his stock fall dramatically, though he’s now redeemed himself with 26 goals in 38 games for Villa in 2018/19.Despite being yet to prove himself in the top flight, Abraham could be integrated into Chelsea’s plans next season as the club have an impending transfer ban which could prevent them from securing an alternative replacement for Higuain. Gonzalo Higuain flailed at his missed opportunity last_img read more