The Middletown United girls U11 soccer team is busily preparing for its second fall campaign in the Monmouth Ocean Soccer Association, and coach Joe Dodi has high hopes for his team. Dodi said that his team was formed just over a year ago with a group of Middletown residents and two players from nearby Rumson. This fall, the United will play a 10-game schedule and also compete in tournaments in both Jackson and Hazlet. Middletown competed in the league’s National Four division a year ago and compiled a 3-5-2 mark. The team posted a 3-5 record in the spring, playing the National Five division, but Dodi said the team’s emphasis on skill development is beginning to pay off. “While we do play to win, we try and show the girls that it’s not all about winning and losing,” Dodi said. “We work hard to make it fun for the girls and we really concentrate on developing their individual skills. We don’t just want them to kick the ball; we want them to think about what they’re doing and make a play. We concentrate on ball possession.” The coach noted that former Middletown South and Rutgers standout Tara Froelich serves as the team’s full-time trainer – regularly running skill drills and working on basic skills. “Tara’s a good role model for the girls,” Dodi said. “She relates well with the girls because Tara was in their shoes and she’s an excellent teacher.” The United took their name after the famed Manchester United team in the English Premier League – even though Dodi, who grew up playing soccer in Ghana, roots for Chelsea. “United is a key word for us because that’s what we expect from the girls, after all they’re all in this together, and we want them to work with each other,” Dodi said. The United roster includes Alex Barriero, Madison Curtis and Alexa Colavito; three versatile athletes who can play just about any position on the field. Other members of the team include Rachel Caballero, Madeline DeFelice, Tori DeSpirito, Emma Dodi, Taylor Drever, Sara Fallon, Amanda Fogarty, Lindsay McKean, Brianna Pruden and Logan Ryan. Coach Dodi, who is assisted by Michael Fallon, stressed that all of the United’s players can play at least two positions. “We want them to know the game from different positions,” the coach said. “Our goal is to keep possession of the ball, and the girls are doing that and they’re having fun. They’re also learning to work together and they never give up. The wins will come.” – Warren Rappleyea
NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. PBA IMAGESGlobalPort made a lot of noise during the off-season wheeling and dealing. Last night, it made an even louder statement worthy of its buildup right in its debut in the PBA Philippine Cup.The Batang Pier flaunted their potential and manhandled the Mahindra Floodbusters, 97-75, showing vast improvements in play and depth in rotation to post the first blowout in the season-opening conference at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Terrence Romeo almost outscored the Floodbusters in the first quarter, 8-9, and jumpstarted the Batang Pier offense that dictated the rout.GlobalPort completed its buildup by naming Franz Pumaren as head coach after the multititled UAAP champion ended his stint with Adamson in a Final Four loss to La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“We’re still groping for form,” Pumaren said. “This is an entirely new team. There’s still a long way to go for us.”In the nightcap, Yeng Guiao began his career at NLEX with a 99-97 overtime win over Alaska. EDITORS’ PICK We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Romeo finished with 29 points with highly-touted new acquisitions JR Quiñahan and KG Canaleta shooting a combined 19.GlobalPort team manager Erick Arejola thanked Adamson for releasing Pumaren, who reportedly has a contract until 2019 to handle the Falcons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes ‘Bad Boy’ stakes Philippine title As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus View comments
SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Pacquiao: I won by 4-5 rounds Rian Ayonayon went for 28 points and nine rebounds for the skidding Racal Motors (2-3), which has now lost its last three games.Gwynne Capacio, Jamil Ortuoste, and Mac Tallo all had 10 in the defeat.The scores:FLYING V 94 – Banal 17, Torres 17, Dionisio 13, Teng 11, Cañada 11, Thiele 10, Salamat 8, Tampus 4, Webb 3, Ongteco 0, Colina 0.RACAL MOTORS 86 – Ayonayon 28, Capacio 10, Ortuoste 10, Tallo 10, Gomez 9, Pontejos 9, Grimaldo 6, Apreku 2, Faundo 2, Mangahas 0, Dela Cruz 0, Cortes 0, Lozada 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 25-28, 46-44, 67-64, 94-86.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LSU title parade draws massive crowds Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte PBA IMAGESFlying V leaned on its supporting cast and escaped with a 94-86 triumph over Racal Motors to stay unbeaten through five games in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With Jeron Teng misfiring from the field, coach Eric Altamirano drew significant contributions from Gab Banal and Aris Dionisio down the stretch as the Thunder recovered just in time.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos LATEST STORIES Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks “Our first group struggled today, but it’s a good thing that our second group stepped up,” said coach Eric Altamirano. “We made some stops at the end, but the problem is still the same, we’re very inconsistent.”Banal carried Flying V with 17 points, 11 coming in the payoff period, on 3-of-6 shooting from threes, on top of six rebounds and two steals, while Dionisio scored nine of his 13 markers in the fourth and hauled down seven boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Thomas Torres also added 17 points, two rebounds, and two dimes, to aid the off-shooting Teng, who still finished with 11 markers, but shot 4-of-18 from the field.With Racal making a huge run and taking a 70-67 lead with 8:41 left to play, Banal and Dionisio conspired for a 10-0 blast to restore the Thunder lead to seven, 77-70 with 5:13 left to play and made huge stops to hold off the Alibaba. LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return
LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study ‘People evacuated on their own’ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Azkals player Iain Ramsay. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMALE–Iain Ramsay found himself falling down the pecking order over the course of the last few months with the national team before slowly but surely working his way back into the starting XI last month when the Azkals held China to a goalless stalemate in World Cup Qualifying.That’s why Ramsay couldn’t help but let out a roar after scoring for the Azkals for the first time in more than two years in the 2-1 victory over the Maldives last Thursday at National Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto PBA: Ginebra nabs twice-to-beat edge after rout of Columbian 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Ramsay credits his rejuvenated form to the confidence growing within the team that is set to travel to Dubai for the duel with group leader Syria on Tuesday.”The whole squad has been positive,” said Ramsay.“We’ve got a good group growing together, and we have some momentum going into the Syria match. I’m growing in confidence and I’m enjoying football and obviously everyone can see that. The most important thing is we got the three points here. Scott (Cooper) has got the team tactically right. We’re working hard for each other, we’re a tight knit group.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The win kept the Azkals in the hunt for a place in the third round of qualifying for football’s showpiece event in Qatar in 2022 as they are now tied with China with seven points in Group A.For Ramsay, the goal was a reward for soldiering on even when his playing time with the team dwindled.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“In football, nothing is every rosy, nothing is ever on a straight line,” Ramsay said.“There were some bumps along the way and it takes some resilience to survive. When I’m on the bench, I tried to stay positive as I can.” DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption MOST READ Azkals coach Scott Cooper and goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who is one of Ramsay’s closest friends on the team, were delighted for the winger as he put on a solid shift on the left and even had to play at the backfollowing Daisuke Sato’s injury late on.“First of all, Iain (Ramsay) is a consummate professional,” said Cooper. “Anybody who is playing can display a good character. But players who have been in and out of the squad those are the type of players who display character. They’re the ones whose characters are really tested. Iain has been consistent with his focus and attitude.“We’ve had a talk about his strengths our expectations and the way he’s valued and Iain has appreciated that. Iain is a player who can play multiple positions and you can see by the end of the game, he was at left back. He’s stuck around and gone through some hard times, but Iain has been focused and loyal to the country.”Etheridge was glad to see Ramsay find the target on the back of a stellar showing against China last October in Bacolod. “I’m really happy for him and for anyone on the team who scores, but obviously he’s one of my closest friends on the team,” said Etheridge.“Every time he’s come in, he’s always produced. It’s never easy being any player here, because there’s competition for places. But he’s played well in the last two games and its fantastic to see him scoreagain.”ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee
Dear Editor,In a Kaieteur News article published on Saturday, May 14, 2016, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson was quoted as saying that I had been furnished with a copy of the “Draft Bill on Aviation Safety Standards”. As the Opposition spokesperson on Public Infrastructure, I did not receive any such Bill sent either by way of email or hand delivery at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition.Minister Patterson should therefore desist from misleading the public on this matter.Sincerely,Bishop Juan Edghill,Member of ParliamentPPP/C
Dear Editor,As it relates to certified taxi drivers at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), I must firstly state that there are many decent, pleasant, respectful and elegantly dressed drivers who help to market our country to tourists and visiting Guyanese from abroad. They are key pioneers of our impression to the world and in many cases, have helped to enhance our reputation.However, there are those who bring shame to Guyana by indulging in vulgarity and abusing passengers (asking for a small piece) at this prestigious airport. I am extremely disappointed by the following:On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 I was at the airport and I was very dissatisfied, shocked and embarrassed, upon picking up my mother, to observe the behaviour of a taxi driver dressed in his uniform speaking loudly to other taxi drivers in the presence of incoming foreigners. He was clearly trying to make a spectacle of himself but his ignorance may have caused potential investors to be turned away by this simple action.With his mentality for stupidity and the others going along with him, I asked a question to myself: “Don’t they know that they represent our nation?” We must remember that when people visit countries, the first impression that they get is from our peoples.Once I returned from foreign and I took a taxi with a young man who was passionate to drive me down. As our destination was Light and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown, I realised that he took a route through Albouystown, Charlestown and Princess Street. In my mind, I thought he could have taken the Mandela Avenue into Brickdam route where I could have seen some places of interest (1763 Monument, National Cultural Centre, etc) and also observe the infrastructure of the capital city. I was saddened that a man who should be marketing our country, decided to drive on roads with pot holes, bumps and no traffic signs. After I got to my destination, I paid him his due without a tip. On another occasion, I and my family arrived at the airport and we needed a minibus to carry all of us home with our luggage. As I was asking, one minibus driver said that “you need to pay double”. I simply told him that he could not work in such an institution and take advantage of a customer and I refused to pay him such a price as man of discipline and as a patriot.Following that statement, he refused to take me and my family and all the other taxi drivers said that they would not; I believe there arose a conspiracy which made me believe that they were all working together for each other to get their way by abusing passengers. I began to imagine the level of disrespect and hustle that other Guyanese and foreigners face at the hands of such deceitful taxi and bus airport drivers. It must be reasonable to mention that after this incident occurred, the management of the CJIA sanctioned and suspended the bus driver. Later, a senior official of the Airport called and apologised sincerely for the ordeal.I wish to advise the Public Infrastructure Ministry and the management of the CJIA that courses or classes can be given to the drivers on courtesy, respect and hospitality as they are expected to behave with certain decorum and class.I wish to reiterate that they are many elegant and decent drivers at present, but they are the few who operate with hooliganism that need to be sanctioned. It would not be a bad decision to bring back the intelligence system, as our nation needs to be proud and shine for the Caribbean and the entire world.I believe that tourism will play a major role in the development of Guyana. I am calling on the board of the CJIA, the Ministry of the Presidency, the Tourism Ministry, and the Public Infrastructure Tourism to look into this matter urgently.Yours sincerely,Roshan Khan
He paid £10 million for Everton midfielder Arteta in an attempt to fill the void left by Cesc Fabregas’s move to Barcelona.The Frenchman also landed Brazilian full-back Santos from Fenerbahce for £6.2 million and Werder Bremen centre-back Mertesacker for around £8 million as he tries to shore up his leaky defence.Chelsea midfielder Benayoun was Wenger’s other signing, arriving on loan for the rest of the season — effectively to replace Samir Nasri after he joined Manchester City — while Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner left Arsenal for a loan spell at Sunderland.Meanwhile City took a gamble on Hargreaves, released by local rivals Manchester United at the end of last season after the champions rejected his offer to play for free following a miserable four-year spell at Old Trafford.The former England star suffered a series of knee injuries following his move to United from Bayern Munich in 2007 and spent much of the close-season trying to convince potential employers he was still capable of playing.City believe Hargreaves is completely recovered from his knee operations and they put the finishing touches to the one-year contract after the 30-year-old passed an extensive medical over the last 24 hours.Elsewhere, Tottenham signed England midfielder Scott Parker from West Ham in a deal believed to be worth £6 million.Redknapp was able to hang onto Croatia midfielder Luka Modric despite a £40 million offer from Chelsea on Tuesday, but England striker Peter Crouch followed Spurs team-mate Wilson Palacios to Stoke after the Honduras midfielder completed a £6 million switch to the FA Cup finalists.Stoke boss Tony Pulis also secured Birmingham striker Cameron Jerome on a four-year contract.With Chelsea failing to get Modric, the Blues made a £12 million swoop for Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles, who handed in a transfer request to force through a deal shortly before the window closed at 2200GMT.Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish brought Craig Bellamy back to Anfield four years after the Wales striker left the club.Bellamy, who spent the 2006-07 season at Liverpool, had been unwanted at Manchester City since last season when he went on loan to Cardiff after falling out with boss Roberto Mancini.England winger Joe Cole, who failed to shine at Liverpool following his free transfer from Chelsea in 2010, joined French champions Lille in a surprise season-long loan deal.Another Liverpool midfielder, Christian Poulsen, was also on the move to France as the Denmark international joined Evian on a one-year contract.Everton responded to Arteta’s exit by signing Dutch midfielder Royston Drenthe from Real Madrid on a season-long loan. The Merseysiders also secured striker Denis Stracqualursi on season-long loan from Argentinian side Tigres.Blackburn signed Birmingham centre-back Scott Dann on a four-year contract, QPR brought in Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips and Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand, while Swansea signed Fulham defender Rafik Halliche on loan.Wigan signed Scotland forward Shaun Maloney from Celtic and also snapped up young Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt on a season-long loan.Aston Villa signed Scotland defender Alan Hutton from Tottenham on a permanent deal, while his club colleague Jermaine Jenas secured a loan move to Villa Park for the rest of the season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, September 1 – Arsene Wenger embarked on a last-ditch spending spree on transfer deadline day as the under-pressure Arsenal boss signed Mikel Arteta, Andre Santos, Per Mertesacker and Yossi Benayoun, while Manchester City completed their shock swoop for injury-plagued midfielder Owen Hargreaves.Wenger has been feeling the heat since his side’s humiliating 8-2 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday and he reacted by splashing out around £24 million on a quartet of new faces on Wednesday.
Everton’s Bryan Oviedo pulls up with a hamstring injury against Sunderland 1 Everton boss Roberto Martinez is confident Bryan Oviedo’s latest injury blow is not a long-term problem.Oviedo limped off holding his hamstring after only 25 minutes of the 6-2 win against Sunderland on Sunday and was due to have a scan on Tuesday.The Costa Rican’s time at Goodison Park has been blighted by injuries, most significantly the double leg break he suffered in January 2014.Martinez told evertontv: “It is a sad incident because of Bryan’s previous problems.“He has been fighting to get fit after the horrific break that he had. It seems that when you come back from a long-term injury like that, the whole mechanics of your body suffer a little bit.“Bryan has been picking up little injuries and niggles but he is such an incredibly driven individual that this will not stop him getting back onto the pitch.“We are going to find out a bit more about the extent of the injury but we don’t feel it is anything too serious.”
1 Steve McClaren has suggested relegation-threatened Newcastle will move to bring in a striker this month.The Magpies boss has been deprived of Papiss Cisse and Emmanuel Riviere for long periods this season due to injury.Aleksandar Mitrovic, a £14.5million summer signing, is currently the only fit senior forward but has yet to put to together a consistent run of form.With just one goal in their last three games, Newcastle fans are calling on McClaren to bring in a prolific hitman.McClaren has been reticent in the past when quizzed on the subject of the winter transfer window, but asked if he could understand the desperation of fans to know the club’s plans, he replied: “Absolutely. Absolutely.“I understand fully where you’re coming from, believe you me. I think I’ve said enough to say that we do need more goals and that we’re working behind the scenes to address that.”Mitrovic is likely to lead the line again at Arsenal on Saturday as Newcastle, currently sitting third from bottom, attempt to end a three-game winless run.He has just three goals to his name this term but, with Cisse visiting a London specialist for a second opinion on his groin injury and Riviere just back in training after a long-term knee problem, McClaren has little option but to start the Serbian.The former England boss’ assertion that Riviere will be like a new signing when he returns to the squad was greeted with scorn by fans who have seen him struggle to adapt to life in England’s top-flight.But McClaren has simply not had a chance to watch the Frenchman action yet and is keen to see what he has to offer.He said: “I’ve only seen a week of him training, that’s it. He’s been injured ever since (he was appointed) so I’ve not seen him. I’ve just seen a couple of videos from last season.“He seems a lad who gives 100 per cent, total effort and at the present moment we need to help Mitrovic.“We know we’re not scoring enough goals. We know, you know, everybody knows what we’re doing. We’re not scoring enough goals at the present moment.” Aleksandar Mitrovic rues a missed chance for Newcastle United
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesDriver accused of racing arrested SANTA FE SPRINGS – Whittier officers pursued a pair of cars racing on streets in Santa Fe Springs on Monday. Officers spotted the cars racing at about 12:20 a.m. on Shoemaker Road near the Santa Ana (5) Freeway and attempted to stop them, said Whittier police Sgt. Aviv Bar. Both cars immediately fled. After a pursuit of about a half mile, one of the cars stopped, while the other continued and escaped, said Bar. Police arrested a 17-year-old male driver on suspicion of being in a speed contest and evading police. Senior Center to show free film WHITTIER – The Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Ave., will show the movie “Hoot” at 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Admission is free. For more information, call (562) 464-3370. Senate OKs graffiti cleanup proposal The state Senate voted 31-0 Monday to approve Whittier-area state Assemblyman Ron Calderon’s anti-graffiti legislation. AB 2923 allows judges the discretion to impose a fine equal to the cost of clean up of graffiti, plus any additional costs the court deems appropriate. In addition, the driver’s license of the convicted adult, or parents of a convicted minor can be suspended for a maximum of two years. Current law only allows a one-year suspension. “From the start I have contended that this bill is a vital first-step in the battle against graffiti and vandalism,” said Calderon, D-Montebello. “This bill will give law enforcement, judges, and local elected officials a new tool to punish vandals and send a clear message that our neighborhoods will not tolerate such filth anymore.” Uptown to hold annual car show WHITTIER – The Whittier Uptown Association will host its sixth annual Uptown Whittier Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, featuring more than 500 cars lining the streets of Greenleaf Avenue (between Hadley and Penn) and Philadelphia Street (between Comstock and Painter). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Whittier First Day Coalition and the Women and Children’s Crisis Center of Whittier. For more information, call (562) 696-2662. Youth vollytennis league forming LA MIRADA – Children 7 and 8 years old can register now for the city’s volleytennis league. Registration ends Sept. 15. Games will begin Oct. 8. The cost is $50; $60 if the player is taken from the waiting list. To register, or for more information, call (562) 943-7277, or visit the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Detectives confiscated stolen property and illegal weapons after searching a Pico Rivera house where a man barricaded himself for four hours Friday. Michael John Perez, 40, of Pico Rivera was being held Monday on suspicion of vehicle embezzlement; being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm and ammunition; possession of stolen property; and violation of parole, officials said. Police arrested Perez on Friday, after he surrendered. But he initially refused to comply with orders to come out of a house in the 9400 block of Call Street. Deputies had gone to the home on a report that Perez was suspected of embezzling a car. Inside the home, officials found what they said was a stolen DVD player, laptop computer, personal identification and cell phones. The property had been stolen from a house in Montebello, officials said.