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Genosyde, McKoy Lands to contest INSPORTS/Babsy Grange final

Genosyde, McKoy Lands to contest INSPORTS/Babsy Grange final

first_img PENALTY ROUND St Catherine: FOLLOWING highly exciting and competitive semi-final matchups, Genosyde and McKoy Lands secured their places in the final of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Babsy Grange Community Football competition in Gordon Pen, St Catherine. In a very tight affair that finished 1-1 after full and extra-time, Genosyde went on to beat Brunswick 5-4 on penalties, while McKoy Lands also endured a nerve-wracking penalty shoot-out to prevail over Rebel United, following a 2-2 regulation and extra-time scoreline. Kenano Allen had fired Brunswick into a 16th-minute lead, but with the celebrations hardly over, Nick Williams (19th) notched the equaliser. The second half saw the teams battle without scoring goals, thus advancing to the shoot-out, which Genosyde won. In the McKoy Lands-Rebel United semi-final match, Roshane Myrie scored the opening goal for McKoy Lands, after only two minutes. Rebel United answered with a goal from Roger Francis in the eighth minute, but McKoy Lands regained the lead as Andre McLeod scored the team’s second goal. Determined to stay in contention, Rebel United made one last push and found another goal through Roger Francis to tie the scores 2-2. Another penalty round was in order and McKoy Lands sealed a 3-2 victory, along with their place in the upcoming final. The competition is similar to others held in various communities, both in rural and urban Jamaica, and fits within the mandate of INSPORTS to unearthing talent in sports across the country. The main objective of these competitions is to provide a structured medium through which talents can be displayed and identified for further development through the state agency’s coaching programmes. “INSPORTS is here to provide those opportunities and to give athletes the chance to excel within their sporting disciplines. The fact that there is untapped potential becomes clearer when we host these kinds of competitions and invite players to display their talents on the field. What we are doing through our football community programme is priming players for professional advancement,” noted Ian Andrews, administrative director of INSPORTS. Rudolph Barnes, assistant national sports coordinator, also commented on the semi-final matches. “What we saw here today makes me very optimistic about the future of football in Jamaica,” he said. “This just speaks to the fact that with continued efforts behind the INSPORTS community football programme and coaching clinics, Jamaica will be able to produce world-class football players.” INSPORTS will be extending its coaching clinic programme to St Catherine next month.last_img read more

The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the Week

The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgA-maze-ing, amirite? Photo courtesy of WoodnuttGeocache Name:Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:3/2Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Some geocaches just go above and beyond the traditional idea of what a geocache is. In particular, this geocache combines not only a multi-stage puzzle-solving adventure, but also inventive and creative containers. On top of all that, the geocache creator partnered directly with the Alabama State Parks department to ensure that this geocache will entertain geocachers for years to come. Just a look through the Found It logs will give you a glimpse into what geocachers think of this geocache. If you’re ever in the area, stop in, try your luck at the maze and earn this awesome smiley.What the geocache owner, Woodnutt, has to say:“I have always enjoyed working with wood and have built houses, furniture, cabinets and canoes; so geocaches were something that fit right in.  Building different, unique and creative caches is what I enjoy the most…The partnership with the Alabama State Parks began with a request by the manager of Chewacla State Park to the geocaching community about placing caches in his park…I read all the logs on all of my caches, however the ones that are positive and really enjoyed the cache are the ones that I enjoy the most.  Creative caches take a lot of time and money to build and place and when you receive a log from someone that enjoyed the cache and their time outdoors makes the effort to place the cache worthwhile.  The favorite points are nice to see as well and let others know the cache is worth the time to find.To the geocaching community I would like to say thank you for your logs and favorite points and ask that you take care of the cache.  Sometimes things break, just let the cache owner know so it can be corrected.  I have had a number of caches stolen or damaged as I know many other cache owners have which is very dishearten after the effort place in the cache.  Otherwise, enjoy the great outdoors and geocaching.”What geocachers are saying:“I’ve heard so much about this cache through other finders. I wasn’t going to leave the park without it! I played with the maze for a good 30 minutes and had no luck. One of the park workers and her two daughters stopped to help me out, and finally we had the treasure in hand!” – Leleboo_05“Wow! This is one of the best caches we’ve ever done and that’s saying a lot because we’ve done so many of your caches, Woodnutt, and they’ve all been so well thought out, crafty and some were just downright evil (LOL)! We loved them all, but this one was ingenious!” – Zargonians“I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it before, I really enjoyed the concept and the work that went into making this. Gains a favorite point from me and swapped out TBs. TFTC!” – PhystyPhotos:Happy geocachers after the find! Photo by geocacher megrace11Follow the map to the treasure. Photo courtesy of WoodnuttTreasure! Photo courtesy of WoodnuttSolve the maze to open the treasure. Photo courtesy of WoodnuttWhat’s the most creative geocache container you’ve ever found? Tell us and post photos in the comments. SharePrint RelatedAre you brave enough to enter? – Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex -The hidden chamber (GC3FH35) — Geocache of the WeekApril 23, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Arrrrrrr you fan of Pirates? — Nashuan’s First Cache (GC1D56C) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 28, 2013In “Community”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community” Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Major parties swing into poll mode in Chhattisgarh

Major parties swing into poll mode in Chhattisgarh

first_imgThe three major political parties in Chhattisgarh have swung into election mode with Assembly elections just 10 months away. The State is likely to go for polls in October-November this year along with Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. In the 2013 elections, the difference in vote share between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and opposition Congress was a mere 0.75%. The stakes are higher this year as the State is likely to witness a three-cornered contest with the entry of former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi’s Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J). Mr. Jogi has already declared candidates for 20 of the 90 Assembly seats. Yogesh Tiwari, Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) leader, said, “We have almost finalised our candidates for 15 more seats. Our leaders have already covered 75 Assembly segments during various yatras in the last few months. We are also appointing a Panna Prabhari [in-charge of voter list] in every Assembly segment.”The Congress recently appointed its election committee and reshuffled its State party committee. A tribal leader and a Dalit leader have been made the executive presidents of the State unit of the Congress and a tribal MLA has been named as the party’s deputy leader in the Assembly.In the 2013 elections, the Dalit-dominated Assembly segments tilted the outcome in BJP’s favour. This time, the Congress is eyeing Dalit votes and is pinning its hopes on its newly appointed AICC State in-charge P.L. Punia, a Dalit leader from Uttar Pradesh.Congress spokesperson Shailesh Trivedi said, “Mr. Punia has covered almost every district in the State. Bupesh Baghel [the State Congress chief] is also carrying out padyatras in the State.”The BJP sounded the poll bugle six months ago, with party national president Amit Shah asking party workers to focus on cornering 65 Assembly seats during his three-day tour of the State in June last year.Chief Minister Raman Singh also travelled to all the district of the State during his Jan Suraj campaign. A BJP leader said, “Our frontal machinery has already started work. Ministers have been asked to organise religious programmess and health care camps and to get in touch with local party workers.”A BJP Minister said, “With the entry of Ajit Jogi, political equations have changed. Mr. Punia has also activated the Congress machinery. We will also be up against 15 years of anti-incumbency. So this time, we have started election preparations early.”last_img read more

Will Pogba ban make a difference for Man Utd?

Will Pogba ban make a difference for Man Utd?

first_imgPremier League Man Utd with and without Pogba: Will derby ban make a difference against City? Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 12/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paul Pogba Manchester United Getty Images Premier League Manchester United Paul Pogba Manchester United v Manchester City Manchester City Stats The Frenchman is to sit out a meeting with Manchester City following a red card against Arsenal, but how do the Red Devils fare when he is missing? With a comfortable lead established and a derby date on the horizon, Paul Pogba’s reckless lunge on Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin was misguided to say the least.The Manchester United midfielder knew what was at stake and had no need to dive into a studs-up challenge which always ran the risk of him being shown a straight red card.That is precisely what did happen at Emirates Stadium and while his dismissal had little impact on a 3-1 victory over the Gunners, Pogba will now be forced to sit out a crunch clash with Manchester City. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Paul Pogba Manchester UnitedThe France international will once again be restricted to a spectator role at Old Trafford on Sunday, having already missed 12 games this season through injury.Will he be a big miss, though, or can United counter his absence and collect a positive result against the Premier League leaders?With the help of Opta data, here is how Jose Mourinho’s side have fared with and without their £89 million midfielder since his return from Juventus in the summer of 2016.OVERALL RECORD IN ALL COMPETITIONS With All Comps Without 63 Games 25 39 Wins 16 15 Draws 5 9 Losses 4 110 Goals For 49 1.7 Avg Goals For 2 46 Goals Against 15 0.7 Avg Goals Against 0.6 61.9 Win % 64 2.1 Points/Game 2.1 15.5 Shots/Game 12.6 57 Possession % 54.6 16.1 Crosses/Game 11.8 73.4 Pass Acc Final 1/3 71.6 11.5 Fouls Won/Game 10.5 United’s win percentage is actually greater when Pogba is unavailable for selection, while they also average more goals when the 24-year-old is absent and concede slightly fewer.It is, however, clear that his presence in the middle of the park makes the Red Devils much more of a threat going forward.With somebody of his ilk at the heart of the team, Mourinho’s men are more adventurous and prepared to get onto the front foot.They see more of the ball when Pogba is around, with his qualities helping to both win it back and keep it moving, while their passing accuracy in the final third – where it really matters – also improves noticeably when a key creative cog is present.To also fire in considerably more shots per game helps to give United a better chance of emerging victorious with Pogba pulling the strings, while they also put in more crosses and win more free-kicks – giving them more opportunities to load the box and trouble opposition defences.2017-18 RECORD IN ALL COMPETITIONS With All Comps Without 12 Games 12 9 Wins 9 1 Draws 1 2 Losses 2 30 Goals For 24 2.5 Avg Goals For 2 10 Goals Against 5 0.8 Avg Goals Against 0.4 75 Win % 75 2.3 Points/Game 2.3 16 Shots/Game 12.5 55.3 Possession % 55.3 16.7 Crosses/Game 12.8 73.1 Pass Acc Final 1/3 69.6 9.7 Fouls Won/Game 11.6 As previously mentioned, Pogba has seen his involvement in the current campaign severely curtailed by injury.A hamstring problem picked up in a Champions League meeting with Basel on September 12 kept him sidelined for two months, with a return to action made against Newcastle on November 18.Pogba had been in fine form prior to being laid low, with his efforts as United opened the season with three straight victories and as many clean sheets earning him the club’s Player of the Month award for August.There were times when the Red Devils looked a little lost without him, particularly in big games where Mourinho faced accusations of ‘parking the bus’ as his team struggled to find their attacking spark.United have, however, enjoyed the exact same record without Pogba as they have with him (including possession), which suggests that they have found a way of countering his absence and getting the job done.Once again, though, the Red Devils are more of a threat when powered by a French engine, averaging more goals, shots and crosses when their No. 6 is in the side.HOW WILL THEY FARE AGAINST CITY?Manchester United Manchester City 101217Pogba’s impending absence has provoked lively debate, with plenty of people trying to second guess what Mourinho will do.Former United star Gary Neville is among those to have aired an opinion, telling Sky Sports: “I was trying to think myself what Jose will be thinking. Do you play split strikers with Martial and Lukaku? City bring their full-backs in narrow while two centre-backs push up the pitch, [so United could] just leave two strikers stretched wide and you play three central midfielders and five at the back, and say to City that’s what we’ll do, trust that the front two will get into those areas.”That does appear to be the general consensus, that United will look to pack the midfield and contain City’s abundance of attacking riches through the introduction of a more dogged performer such as Ander Herrera.Mourinho has shown down the years that he is a master of grinding out results and the Red Devils will not care how they take something from City on Sunday, just as long as they do.Clearly Pogba’s suspension means that they will be missing a link between midfield and attack, someone to break the lines and cause Pep Guardiola’s troops to retreat, but derby dates are rarely free-flowing spectacles and being forced into a slight tactical rethink may actually be no bad thing. 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