Balmuchu joins Jamshedpur FC

first_imgJamshedpur, June 19 : Jamshedpur FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Indian midfielder Sanjay Balmuchu in a three-year deal.Born in Jharkhand, Sanjay is a local talent with a pedigree of representing some top clubs both in the I-League and the Indian Super League. An, ex-Tata Football Academy cadet, Sanjay started his professional career with Churchill Brothers in the I-League before moving to Mohammedan Sporting and later Mohun Bagan. He also featured for FC Goa in the 2016 season before moving to a title winning season with Chennayin FC in 2017-18.Sanjay can play both as a center-back and as a defensive midfielder giving enough cover for the squad.On signing with Jamshedpur FC, Sanjay said: “Jamshedpur FC is like a boon to the state of Jharkhand and the city of Jamshedpur. IANSlast_img read more

Cricket News David Warner Scores Maiden T20I Century On Birthday As Australia Thump Sri Lanka

first_imgNew Delhi: David Warner celebrated 33rd birthday in style scoring his maiden T20I century. Warner scored unbeaten 100, off just 56 deliveries, as Australia beat Sri Lanka by 134 runs in the first T20I match in the three-match series. David Warner, who is Australia’s highest run-scorer in T20Is, smashed four sixes and 10 fours, as he smashed Sri Lankan bowlers all around Adelaide.  Warner’s highest ever T20I score came in his first game at home for Australia since his year-long ban over his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal.Warner, along with Finch, got off to a cracking start, scoring 57 in the powerplay. The duo carried on the onslaught until Aaron Finch fell for 64, with the score at 122.  Glen Maxwell smashed 62 off just 28 deliveries as he put up a 107-run stand with Warner as Australia reached 233 for 2 in their 20 overs.In reply, Sri Lanka were never in chase they could manage just 99 runs with loss of 9 wickets in their 20 overs.   For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Reggae Boyz lose 3-1 to Peru

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz, lost 3-1 to Peru in an international friendly in Arequipa Tuesday night.The Theodore Whitmore coached Reggae Boyz is preparing for this summer’s Caribbean Cup and Gold Cup.They were outclassed by the high-pressing Peruvians who opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Christian Cueva played a through ball to Paolo Guerrero who shot at goal. Goalkeeper Andre Blake parried the ball and the rebound fell to Edison Flores, who made no mistake from close range.Jamaica took a long time to settle and was guilty of wayward passing in the first half. The hosts would double their lead in the 44th minute after Renato Tapia, who was left unmarked on a corner kick and headed the ball past Blake.Peru continued to press in the second half forcing Jamaica to concede several corner kicks. It didn’t take long for the pressing to pay off as Paolo Guerrero, who after coming off because of a bloody nose, returned to the field of play and was almost immediately put through to slot home past Blake to make it 3-0 in the 59th minute.Jamaica’s consolation came from the penalty spot in the 86th minute.Owein Gordon drove into the box and was hit in the face by an errant arm from Nilson Loyola. The referee showed Loyola a yellow card and awarded Jamaica a penalty. Jermaine Johnson then calmly put the ball past Jose Carvalho.Jamaica will turn its attention to the Caribbean Cup in Martinique where they play French Guiana in the first semi-final on June 22 at 6:00pm while Curacao will take on Martinique at 8:30pm.The title will be decided on June 25 at 7:30pm.last_img read more

Miller: NBA’s offseason intrigue more riveting than regular season

first_imgKevin Durant made the cover of Sports Illustrated this month simply because he switched teams, pro basketball’s transition game again yielding in significance to its transaction game.I have to be honest, until he signed with the Lakers, Timofey Mozgov seemed about as relevant in the NBA as a Zamboni. Then, in an instant, he couldn’t have been more popular on social media had his name been Timofey Kardashian.Where players once were celebrated for breaking their opponents’ ankles, they now are recognized more for breaking their fans’ hearts.LeBron James “The Decision” is still more jarring than LeBron James “The Block,” the former also leading directly to two championships compared to only one for the latter.What these players might do in the first week of July is now undeniably titillating, particularly when compared to what they might do in the first quarter of a game in January. The TV ratings for this season’s NBA Finals were down from a year ago until Game 7 produced the highest number since Michael Jordan was making history happen for the Bulls.Yet, no one, at least based on the sheer volume being produced by various media outlets, can consume enough speculation about who’s coming, who’s going and who’s staying put.Just take Blake Griffin, who, given the rumors, is doing all three of those things and probably at the same time.Last week, the story was about the Clippers trading Griffin to Boston, perhaps at any moment. This week, the story was about Oklahoma City signing Griffin next summer to pair with Russell Westbrook.The second report ran in direct contrast to the report that had Cleveland pursuing both Griffin and Westbrook, assuming the report that had Chicago preparing to trade Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic for Griffin doesn’t happen first.At this rate, by the end of July, about the only team not linked to Griffin will be the Clippers, and they’re the ones who actually have him and, in all likelihood, will still have him when the 2016-17 season opens.Doc Rivers, who not only coaches the Clippers but also makes pretty much every important decision about the franchise not relating to Chuck the Condor, has made a point in the past of emphasizing his desire to keep Griffin.It is a well-reasoned stance, seeing how Griffin is really good at basketball and the Clippers are interested in remaining really good at basketball, too.According to those who know these things, the Clippers are focused on adding stars – that is the trend in the NBA, you know – not subtracting them.But, I will admit, we can’t be 100-percent certain about any of this stuff anymore, the only evidence needed being all those stories about how Durant was going to remain with the Thunder.There has been speculation about Griffin and the Clippers parting ways going back to the NBA trade deadline in February, when his potential landing spots were rumored to be Atlanta, Boston, New York and Denver.Eventually, someone is bound to be right about Griffin leaving, even baseball’s worst hitters – by which I mean everyone who has attempted to play left field for the Angels since 2014 — manage a batting average above .000.Until then, we must rely on the insight of “sources,” some of whom have insight that isn’t terribly insightful at all.I know The Oklahoman employs plenty of quality journalists. So I’m not sure why the newspaper felt the need to, in a story about Westbrook, report the following: “One source described him as ticked off about the Kevin Durant departure.”Really? No way. I’m pretty certain everyone else assumed this fact without consulting their sources. I mean, being abandoned in Oklahoma is bound to tick off anyone who, legally speaking, can’t be classified as livestock.But I don’t blame The Oklahoman for chasing every story angle when it comes to the Thunder. This is summer, after all, a time when the NBA is free to fascinate us without also burdening us with actual games.It is the greatest example yet of the proliferation of fantasy sports, reality having no place in a world where a player the quality of Blake Griffin, who once jumped over a car to dunk, can be passed around like an old trade-in.Yeah, so many of these rumors seem like long shots, but long shots sometimes do go in. Who knows? Soon enough, the longest of them could even be worth four points. No one knows basketball success quite like Phil Jackson, who can’t even wear all his NBA title rings simultaneously unless he pierces his ears with two of them and sticks the 13th through his nose.So it was notable recently when Jackson suggested the league could increase its appeal by adding a 4-point shot.Like the idea or not, you have to appreciate Jackson trying to come up with a way of making things more interesting.Frankly, these days, the NBA offseason is way more entertaining than the NBA in season; the games are helplessly definitive while the off-court possibilities are limitless – in both number and intrigue.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Iowa officials report 1st confirmed measles case since 2011

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Health officials have reported the first confirmed Iowa case of measles since 2011.The Iowa Department of Public Health said Monday the person from northeastern Iowa wasn’t vaccinated and contracted measles while on a trip to Israel, where outbreaks have been reported.Iowa officials are working with the infected person as well as with people he or she potentially exposed. The department says there’s no indication of any threat to the general public.U.S. officials say 90 measles cases were reported across the United States last week, and 555 cases have been reported in 20 states this year.Measles symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and a rash. It’s highly contagious to the unvaccinated and can be fatal.last_img

Golden girl Dika fails in first event

first_imgThe Commonwealth Games gold medalist started her bar weights at  80kg she dropped the two attempts and at the third attempt increased the bar by 1kg  to 81kg and failed.Dika’s third attempt made all the spectators go quiet and when she dropped the bar you could see the confusion on their faces.Meanwhile, in the snatch event gold has been won by Australian Erika Yamasaki with a 82kg lift.Dika will aim to bounce back in the clean and jerk (currently on).last_img

Barça, about to sign Trincao, of Sporting de Braga

first_imgBarça closed yesterday the signing of Francisco Trincao (19-1-1999), Sporting de Braga striker who will sign until 2025 and will join the first team in June. In turn, Abel Ruiz, the subsidiary’s striker, will close his pass to the Portuguese club. Trincao is a promise of Portuguese football that has stood out with the lower categories of Portugal: that of Viana do Castelo was champion of the European Under-19 in 2018, being also top scorer of the tournament with five goals. With Sporting de Braga, the Portuguese soccer player has scored three goals and distributed six assists in the 22 games he has played in this season.last_img

Maurice Smith eyeing multi-event coaching in high schools

first_imgWorld Champs decathlon silver medallist Maurice Smith wants to start a multi-discipline coaching programme in Jamaica. Smith said recently that he would be looking to reach out to local high schools which compete at the annual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. Thirty-six-year-old Smith represented Jamaica at two Olympic Games (2004 and 2008), and a total of four World Championships (2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011). He won silver at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, picking up a total of 8,644 points. According to Smith, who was part of Calabar’s coaching team during their successful Boys’ Championships defence, he is looking to into the schools where he can host seminars on the multi-discipline events. “Just like I was everywhere on the track, I want to be everywhere in the schools, making positive changes in the multi-disciplines. “For me, I’d rather work with youth, as I am an educator, and I have my bachelor’s in education, my thing is not necessarily for the classroom because I am very passionate about the sports and education in sports, so I want to help teach the youth the multi-disciplines,” he told The Gleaner. Confident Smith, who broke the Pan American Games record in 2007, winning his first international gold medal, remains confident that he will be able to train, and impart knowledge to upcoming athletes who want to take up the multi-disciplinary events. “I enjoy coaching at this level because when you have done it, and they understand that, it’s easier to effect change,” he continued. “Not only can I explain, I can also demonstrate because I am very much still in great condition,” assured the 36-year-old who is back home having lived overseas since 1999.last_img read more

SUP Rejects Tuition Increment

first_imgThe Student Unification Party (SUP) of the University of Liberia on Wednesday issued a press statement rejecting tuition increment announced by the university administration.SUP declared that it will be a violation of the fiscal policy of the University should the increment take effect in the second semester of the academic year.SUP chairman Jerome D. Dangbuah said 95% of the students attending the state owned university are unemployed. “Therefore, 85% of the students depend on scholarships,” he said, “and any increment will cause many of them to drop out of school.”He said presently University of Liberia students are confronted with the lack of internet facilities, transportation, inadequate infrastructure and the absence of other basic social services that the administration must tackle before increasing tuition.According him, students over the years have paid for ID cards, computer literacy, t-shirts and other services that the administration has not been able to provide. Dangbuah reminded the administration that the University of Liberia was created by a Legislative Act which made it not for profit making.He said University of Liberia has the challenge to train more manpower for the various disciplines to improve the living standard of Liberians.Dangbuah meanwhile called on the National Legislature to increase the state-owned university’s fiscal budgetary appropriation from US$15.1 million to US$ 29 million.On the administration’s decision to increase tuition, he said SUP, representing the students, was not part of consultations that led to the decision to increase tuition.Dangbuah explained that already many students are finding it difficult to pay their tuition at the regular LD$175 per credit hour.He called on UL students to remain calm as efforts are underway to petition the National Legislature with their concerns for redress.It may be recalled that last Tuesday the UL Administration announced tuition increase from LD$175.00 per credit hour to USD$4 for undergraduate programs and US$55 to USD$75 for the Master’s degree program.Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, who is the chair person of the Board of Trustees, welcomed the administration’s decision. She said if the University of Liberia must be on par with other universities in Africa, then money is needed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man who abused nephew in shed for five years is jailed

first_imgA man in his 70s who abused his young nephew in a shed every month for five years has been jailed for seven years.The man, who cannot be named to protect his victim’s identity, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court. The boy was aged between just 6 and 9 years old when he was indecently assaulted by the farmer between 1979 and 1984.The man had protested his innocence up until the morning of his trial on December 12th, last year when he finally pleaded guilty.Some details of the horrific abuse were given in court as Judge John Aylmer passed sentence on the man.Judge Aylmer revealed how the boy was assaulted when he went to visit his aunt’s house while his mother was in hospital on occasion.He was taken to a shed where he tried to resist but he was penetrated by his uncle to the point of pain.When he refused to go to the shed his attacker heaved up phlegm and spat in the boy’s face.Judge Aylmer said the assaults were of the “most depraved nature” and ranked at the upper end of the scale of such offences.Members of the man’s family including his wife sat in court while the details were given and supported him.The boy was also shown pornography in the kitchen of the house and was warned by his uncle that he would face serious consequences if he told anybody at what had happened.The abuse had had a profound effect on the boy’s life and he drank alcohol excessively and lost his marriage as a result.Passing sentence Judge Aylmer said there were strong aggravating factors including the level and force of the violence used against the boy on a monthly basis over five years.He said there were some mitigating factors in the accused man’s favour including his plea, albeit coming late in the day and that he had not come to Garda attention since 1984.Judge Aylmer accepted evidence from the man’s wife that he is remorseful, that he suffers from serious depression and that he is not in good health.He added that the accused will find prison difficult and that he has been undergoing counselling for the past four years.He jailed the man for a total of seven years.Man who abused nephew in shed for five years is jailed was last modified: July 19th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abusecourtGardaiguiltyINDECENT ASSAULTshedlast_img read more