PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC):Legendary former Trinidad and Tobago midfielder, Russell Latapy, has hailed the current national team, saying it possesses several of the elements required to be successful in the ongoing 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.Latapy, one of the finest talents to every emerge from the country, said the current team structure was reminiscent of successful past teams, and pointed out that the players appeared highly motivated to perform.”Every generation has its time and its place and its challenges and its rewards, but if I look at this young crop of players, I definitely see a hungry, successful bunch of players who want to do well for themselves and who want to do well for the country,” Latapy said.”When I’ve looked at a couple of the games, I see a lot of similarities in the identity of all the successful teams that we’ve ever had in Trinidad. When we look back … at all the successful teams we ever had, we had a couple things in common.”We had good goalkeepers, steady defenders, we had creative players, we had tricky wingers, we had goal-scorers and we were exciting to watch.”FIRM IDENTITYHe added: “I think as a footballing nation – which we are now – we’ve always had an identity and we would always go at teams, and play exciting and get the crowd involved in the game with the tricky players that we had, and I can see these similarities in this team.”Trinidad and Tobago entered the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers at the fourth round and have played unbeaten to date to lead Group C with ten points.They opened their campaign with a crucial 2-1 victory over Guatemala in Guatemala City last November before battling to a nil-all draw with CONCACAF powerhouses, the United States, four days later.Last month, they twice beat fellow Caribbean Football Union side St Vincent and the Grenadines, to take a huge step towards reaching the next round.Latapy, who was part of the historic national side which qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, said it was important that fans and the corporate community, threw their support behind the Warriors.”I’m hoping that we can get a lot of sponsorship for these players and we can give them everything that is needed and wanted in order to have a successful campaign.”T&T resume their qualifying campaign in September with a clash against Guatemala.
READ: More than 50k fans attend Ginebra-Meralco Finals Game 6“He’s been in the NBA Finals and such but he’s never coached in front of 50,000 people so I got a one up on him,” said Cone. “It’s awesome, I’m proud of being part of it.”“Nobody does that, nobody coaches basketball in front of 54,000 people. Maybe 30,000, or 25,000. But 54,000? That’s such a privilege.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE—As Tim Cone steered Barangay Ginebra to a 101-96 win over Meralco in Game 7 of the Governors’ Cup Finals, he knew he had just been part of something special.Not only did Cone chalk up his 20th title, he and the Gin Kings celebrated it in front of a record crowd at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Game 7 drew 54,086 fans in attendance and Cone couldn’t wait to tell his good friend and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra about it when he flies to the United States for a family reunion and watch an NBA game between Golden State and Miami at Oracle Arena in Oakland.READ: Game 7 breaks PBA attendance record anew FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s unfathomable you’ll play in front of 54,000 people,” said Cone Friday at Philippine Arena. “I’ll watch the Warriors-Heat game in San Francisco and I’d get a chance to see Erik Spoelstra and I can’t wait to tell Erik that I just got through coaching in front of 54,000 people. That’s amazing.”The two coaches share a special bond and there will surely be a lot of ribbing happening when they catch up. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Desiderio nails clutch 3 as UP forces tie at 4th with FEU Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments
Tommaso Ciampa attacked his former teammate Johnny Gargano after NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia. Photo from WWE.comJohnny Gargano’s night went from bad to worse at NXT Takeover: Philadelphia.Just moments after narrowly losing to Andrade “Cien” Almas in their NXT Championship match Sunday (Manila time) at Wells Fargo Center, the charismatic cruiserweight was nailed with a crutch to the back by his former DIY teammate Tommaso Ciampa as he ended the night on a pile of heap.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gargano showed how big his heart is as he kept himself in step of Almas for the entirety of the match and almost claimed the biggest prize in the developmental ranks if not for the interference of Zelina Vega.Luckily for him, his wife Candice LeRae came to the rescue and evened the odds, chasing the Vega out of the ring.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUnfortunately, Gargano was just at the wrong place at the wrong time as Almas pushed him to the ring post while they were on the ring apron and nailed the killer running double knee smash and followed it up with the elevated hammerlock DDT to score the three-count.Aleister Black also topped Adam Cole in a hellacious Extreme Rules match after catching the leader of the Undisputed Era with the Black Mass. The former champs already nailed the current titlists with the Super Collider, but O’Reilly was able to reverse the powerbomb attempt as he head-scissored the injured Akam to his partner Rezar and rolled him up for the three-count.The Velveteen Dream also came out on top of Kassius Ohno after nailing a Death Valley Driver and hitting a Purple Rainmaker for the victory.Stories, however, weren’t limited in the ring for the night as independent scene standouts Trevor “Ricochet” Mann, EC 3, and War Machine were all spotted at ringside, potentially signaling their signing with the company.powered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Mercito Gesta loses title fight to Jorge Linares Black was primed to get the victory after dropping Cole from a fireman’s carry to the back of two steel chairs and hitting a dropkick, but his foes cohorts Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish stopped the three count and nailed Black with the Enter the Dragon.SAnitY would make the save to set the stage for Black hitting a double knee stomp on Cole onto the announce table before the two recovered and finished the match in the ring.Ember Moon survived a tough challenge from Shayna Baszler as she retained her NXT Women’s Championship despite an injured left arm as she reversed her challenger’s armbar to a rollup.Frustrated with the result, Baszler went berserk as she attacked Moon and locked her in a Kirifuda Clutch twice.The Undisputed Era also edged the Authors of Pain to keep their NXT Tag Team Championships.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jayson Castro, RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario were in that Gilas team against the Aussies, with Pogoy being meted out a five-game suspension.Marcial even went on to suggest that Rain or Shine borrow players from the Gilas Cadet program where they can tap the likes of Richie Rivero, Kobe Paras and Abu Tratter.The PBA’s board of governors will meet Thursday to discuss the matter even as several league standouts have expressed their willingness to play for the PH team.Arwind Santos, the 2013 Most Valuable Player, and San Miguel Beer teammate Christian Standhardinger, Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra, Vic Manuel of Alaska, Beau Belga of Rain or Shine, among others, have sounded off their willingness as the Philippines tries to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.Also suspended were Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Matthew Wright, Japeth Aguilar, Carl Bryan Cruz and Jio Jalalon and naturalized player Andray Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT Fiba also ordered the Philippines to play its first home game, against Qatar in the first week of September in the second round of the qualifying series, behind closed doors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Yeng Guiao, Rain or Shine’s former coach who also called the shots in a 2007 Philippine Team that played in the Asian Championship in China, will also likely coach the Painters.But Rain or Shine cannot take players from other PBA teams with the Governors’ Cup going on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“That cannot be done, because the PBA will not be stopping play for the Asian Games,” Marcial said.TNT KaTropa was supposed to represent the Philippines in Indonesia for the Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 Games, but suspensions to Gilas Pilipinas regulars in the aftermath of the brawl last July 2 against Australia all but made the team shorthanded. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The net will decide ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rain or Shine may represent the Philippines in the Asian Games next month in lieu of the 10 Gilas Pilipinas players banned by Fiba (international basketball federation) last week.Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Willie Marcial said it is almost a done deal, with the team’s schedule in the season-ending Governors’ Cup to be altered for the Painters to squeeze in the Asiad campaign.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
The chairman of Sunflower, South Ruimveldt Policing Group on Friday appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh charged with assault and causing grievous bodily harm.Eon Thorn pleaded not guilty to the offence, when it was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge alleged that on September 3, 2016 at Sunflower Drive, he assaulted a ten-year-old boy.Additionally, he was charged for causing grievous bodily harm to the lad’s sister.The Prosecutor contended that on the day in questioned, the child and his friend were playing football when the ball went into the defendant’s yard. In a bid to get the ball, the 10-year-old jumped over the fence but was detained and handcuffed.The sister of the boy saw what occurred and protested Thorn’s action but was assaulted.The community policing chairman was placed on ,000 bail for assaulting the child while he was granted ,000 bail for causing grievous bodily harm to the girl.He will return to court on October 5, 2016.
Moose FM is giving you the chance to pick up tickets to Alan Jackson at the EnCana Events Centre all this week.AJ will be at the EnCana Events Centre November 17th and tickets go on sale this Friday June 12th at 9am. All you have to do is listen to Moose FM and be caller 3 when you hear the cue to call. Then you’ll get the chance to play Don’t Rock the Jukebox for Alan Jackson.- Advertisement -You’ll be asked to pick a song on the Moose FM Jukebox. If the song you pick is an AJ song you’ll qualify for the daily draw for a pair of tickets. We’ll play Don’t Rock the Jukebox for Alan Jackson every hour between 6am and 6pm from Monday until Thursday. Tickets go on sale Friday June 12th at 9am. Get your tickets by calling 1-877-339-TIXX or online at www.dawsoncreekeventscentre.com
With just one more month to go before the engines are accelerated and the South Dakota Circuit come alive once more, the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) “Ignite” race meet has been boosted by two more formidable sponsors.The highly-anticipated race meet slated for November 10 and 11 will be the homestretch of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (CMRC) 2018. The meet, which is being hosted in collaboration with the Business Ministry’s Department of Tourism, will see participation from racers in the US, Canada, Europe, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.Seeing that they still had time to be a part of the motor racing action, oil and gas giant ExxonMobil and insurance pioneer Hand-in-Hand have thrown their support behind the event.Over at its New Market Street location, ExxonMobil’s Community Relations and Communications Manager Nicholas Yearwood handed over the sponsorship cheque to GMR&SC’s Sherry Gonsalves.Meanwhile, at Hand-in-Hand’s Avenue of the Republic office, the company’s Business Development Manager, Savita Singh presented GMR&SC’s Saurica Singh with its sponsorship donation.Singh noted that the insurance giant was elated to be part of such an exciting venture. Additionally, she explained that she was eager to attend the races which are quickly becoming a calendar event in Guyana.Also on board for the weekend of races are Miracle Opticle, Stag Beer, GUYOIL, Ramada Hotel, GBTI, Air Services Limited, BM Soat, Club 704, SuperBet, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Survival Supermarket, Noble House Seafoods, Palm Court, and KGM Security Service.The November weekend’s activities will feature Groups 1-5 as well as the Superstocks and SR3 radicals. In addition to this, there will be local clashes on show, which will involve Superstock motorcycles. Tickets for the “Ignite” race meet are currently on sale at the GMR&SC office on Thomas Lands. Adult tickets are priced at $2500, while children’s are $1000.
CHARITY: Lettermacaward Parish are hosting a Charity TRACTOR RUN on Sunday 3rd April to raise funds for the Friends of Letterkenny Hospital.Meeting point: Lettermacaward, Chapel Car Park – Assembly time: 12am – Run at: 2pm €10 Entry fee includes: Taking part in the tractor run and Refreshments afterwards in the hall. Everyone welcome, Vintage Cars as well as Tractors.Anyone wishing to sponsor a tractor on the day can do so for €20 contact Michael on 0872311346 for further info.https://m.facebook.com/people/Lettermacaward-Charity-Tractor-Run/100011493365906 CHARITY TRACTOR RUN THIS SUNDAY IN AID OF FRIENDS OF LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: March 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:charityFeaturestractor run
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — St. Francis High School’s chamber choir singers spent the past year raising $13,000 for their year-end trip, but their plans fizzled when they found out trip organizers stole the money. Just days before their trip to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City last week, the students learned they had been fleeced by a Florida-based company that organized the trip for St. Francis and dozens of other high school choirs, said choir director Margaret Durando. “We all feel like we ran into a brick wall, and there’s nothing we can do about it,” Durando said. Details of the theft remained sketchy, and the company’s owner could not be reached for comment. Most of the students lost $400 to $500 each, she said. The trip would have been the first out of state for the Catholic school choir. “We’ve done local performances and competitions, but this was our big thing,” said Douglas Gibson, a St. Francis choir member. “A whole lot of work went into it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
9. Sunderland’s Stadium of Light – capacity 49,000 (no expansion planned) – Opened in 1997, the Stadium of Light replaced the 22,500 capacity Roker Park. It originally held 42,000, but was expanded in 2000 to its current capacity of 49,000. The stadium was designed to allow the adoption of a further tier, which would bring the number of seats up to 63,000. However, there have been no plans to complete such an expansion as of yet. 10 3. Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium – capacity 61,559 – Development is going ahead on Spurs new ground, built both adjacent to and on the site of White Hart Lane. The club will play at Wembley in 2017/18, and want to move to their new ground at the start of the 2018/19 season. Originally projected to hold 61,000, it has been confirmed they have permission to increase the overall capacity to 61,559. It has been reported Liverpool are looking to expand Anfield once again, taking its total capacity to the 60,000 mark.Having been purchased by FSG in 2010, the club shelved plans to leave their historic ground in favour of developing Anfield, and in December 2014 work started on expanding the Main Stand.By the start of the 2016/17 season, the 45,500 capacity had been increased to 54,074 – and they want to add almost another 6,000 seats.Should they complete this planned work, the Red will possess one of the biggest stadiums in English club football.But what other stadiums will make up the top 10 largest in England when all planned development work is finished? Click the right arrow, above, to find out… 10 10 10 =6. Liverpool’s expanded Anfield – capacity 60,000 – After shelving plans to leave Anfield for a new stadium at Stanley Park, the Reds have focused upon developing and expanding their historic home. Prior to the start of this season they took their capacity up to 54,074 courtesy of a new Main Stand, and it has been revealed they are looking into rebuilding the Anfield Road stand (pictured above, right) to lift capacity to 60,000. 4. Manchester City’s expanded Etihad Stadium – capacity 61,000 – Built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, City moved to the what is currently known as the Etihad Stadium in 2003. Expansion started in 2014, and they have increased the capacity from 47,400 to 55,097. However, club chiefs are still not content, and plans were agreed in September 2016 to increase the ground to 61,000 seats. 10 =6. Chelsea’s new stadium – capacity 60,000 – This year, Chelsea gained planning permission to build a new stadium on the current plot of Stamford Bridge, having failed to move to either Earls Court or Battersea Power Station. The Bridge currently holds 41,629, and Chelsea have been looking to increase their capacity to 60,000 to compete with Englands biggest clubs. The new stadium, pictured above, may not be completed until 2022, despite plans to start work in 2018. 10 10 10 8. Newcastle’s St James’ Park – capacity 52,339 (no expansion planned) – A redevelopment of the stadium in the 1990s took St James Park originally built in 1892 to its current capacity of over 52,000. Plans were made in 2007 to break the 60,000 barrier, though they were put on hold following the takeover by Mike Ashley. The capacity has remained unchanged since then. 10. Aston Villa’s Villa Park – capacity 42,785 (no expansion planned) – Villa Park remains one of Englands biggest grounds, having first been designed by renowned football architect Archibald Leitch. It seats 42,785, through Randy Lerner had plans to increase the capacity to 50,000. However, little work has been done on such an expansion since 2010, and it appears plans have been shelved. 10 10 2. West Ham’s expanded London Stadium – capacity 66,000 – Due to licensing restrictions at the beginning of the season, West Ham have been allowed to open just 57,000 of a total 66,000 seats at the London Stadium. However, the club have made it clear they intend to increase the capacity, first to 60,000 then 66,000 sometime during the 2017/18 campaign. 5. Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium – capacity 60,432 (no expansion planned) – Built as the replacement for Arsenals historic Highbury stadium, the Gunners moved to the Emirates in 2006. It allowed them to massively increase their previous 38,000 capacity, and include an entire tier aimed at wealthy and corporate supporters. It has failed to replicate the charm of Highbury, but Arsenal chiefs don’t mind – the club make more match day revenue than any other football team in the world 1. Manchester United’s expanded Old Trafford – capacity 88,000 – Opened in 1910, Manchester United have managed to stay at their historic home while also vastly increasing the capacity of Old Trafford, rather than building a new stadium. Unlike most traditional English football grounds, Old Trafford was designed with a masterplan of development in mind, so the Theatre of Dreams could be easily expanded. As terraces gave way to all-seater stadiums, and the Red Devils’ popularity increased, so Old Trafford has reached a capacity of 75,811 in 2017, and it has had the highest average attendances in English football since becoming all-seater in 1993. Three sides of the ground have been upgraded over the past 25 years, but until now they haven’t been able to extend the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand due to the railway line running behind it. Technological advances means expansion would no longer require the demolition of houses or the building of an expensive tunnel, enabling capacity to be lifted to 88,000, though no concrete plans have been produced yet.