Hicks, Poyer hold the key to Dist. 6’s successful defence of championship titleNATIONAL cyclist Andrew Hicks and fellow Berbician Whitney Poyer holds the key for District Six (Corentyne) to make a successful defence of the Guyana Teachers Union/Ministry of Education 56th Annual National Schools Cycling Championship titles.Having won the title last year, the Berbice cyclists are already leading the point standings with 269 points as against arch rivals – District 10 (Upper Demerara/Kwakwani) who are one point adrift.With this in mind, the results of tomorrow’s open road races for both boys and girls will be the main factors to determine the Champion District.This is where Hicks and Poyer come in as Hicks will be contesting the Boys’ open 40K event while Poyer will be a part of the Girls’ open 25K race.A win for both Hicks and Poyer will see the District adding 20 more points to their tally as the winning District will secure 10 points from each category.These valuable 20 points will give District 6 an unassailable lead which will be enough to see them successfully defending their title.Hicks is a very active cyclist who has won several road races for the 2016 cycling season and against tougher opposition. He has also competed at the Regional level with much success and once again, against opposition far higher than what he will come up against in tomorrow’s 40K race.Poyer, on the other hand, though not Guyana’s best female rider, has been very active this year and is by far, more experienced than the opposition and with this in mind, there is no reason why she cannot win the Girls’ 25k race.District 10 for their part will depend on Jernel Yearwood in the Boys’ 40K race but Yearwood is far less experienced than Hicks and does not have the kind of mileage that Hicks has in his legs, and this is very important to note, as the more mileage you have in your legs during a cycling season, the better your chances are of doing well.On the distaff side, for years, District 10 have not produced a top female cyclist and for years also, there were no races staged by local clubs that attracted female cyclists from the mining town, so it is safe to say that Poyer has no sort of opposition, come tomorrow.The two races get underway at 10:00hrs from outside the Ocean View International Hotel, proceed up the East Coast of Demerara and return to the place of origin for the finish.
A jury in Antigua has returned a guilty verdict in the trial of a woman who had beaten her granddaughter to death for sneaking out of the house late at night.Millicent Cornwall-Roberts, 68, was found guilty of manslaughter on Thursday after being on trial for 11 days.According to reports, her granddaughter 18-year-old Jael Thomas snuck out the house and returned in the wee hours with two boys. When she got home, her grandmother was waiting with a stick.Beaten with large stickProsecutors say Cornwall-Roberts beat the girl with the large stick and caused her feet to be fractured, ears to be damaged and a severe cut on her body from which she bled to death.Witnesses said the girl was screaming during the beating. They said they saw the woman drag the teenager from the gate and into the family house in All Saints district. After the screaming ended the girl found dead in her room.The dead girl’s mother, Vashti Cornwall said she found her daughter bloodied, with cuts and her underwear was soaked in her urine.Cornwall said the accused cleaned up a blood trail which led from the kitchen to the room where the girl died.The Antiguan jury deliberated for five hours before returning the guilty verdict.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly News
Carlo Tavecchio (pictured) may have thought he had escaped censure after becoming the new head of Italian despite his much-publicised racist comments about African footballers but UEFA have taken the unusual step of setting up an inquiry. Taveccio referred to “banana eaters” during a prepared speech to Italy’s amateur leagues when he complained about a lack of opportunities for home-grown players at professional clubs. Despite his comments drawing widespread condemnation, he still managed to clinch the FIGC presidency thought FIFPro, the international players’ union, said the matter should not end there.The organisation also called on Tavecchio to attend a UEFA-organised anti-discrimination conference in Rome in September and make a public apology.But UEFA have pre-empted that by opening their own investigation.”Following a request of information made by UEFA on 28 July 2014, Mr Carlo Tavecchio, President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), has today been personally informed by UEFA about the decision of its Chief Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to open a disciplinary investigation on alleged racist comments made by him during his FIGC presidential election campaign,” a statement said.”Once the report has been completed, the UEFA Chief Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector will submit its conclusions to the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body to render a decision about this matte
Unfavorable result with Belgium in Brussels, 3: brought a disappointment to the BH team because now we have to fight for the 3rd place in the group, i.e. barrage, and to achieve it, we need to win in the next three matches, but also to await other results.After the match, goalkeeper of Dragons, Asmir Begovic, wrote on Twitter.“Unhappy result for us. Thanks to all our fans for the support. We are going forward and we will fight until the end!!Elects of Mehmed Bazdarevic are now facing the match against Andorra on 6th September on the stadium Bilino Polje in Zenica.(Source: nap.ba)
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel (99) is introduced before the start of an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. It was Keisel’s first game this pre-season, since re-signing with the Steelers. The Panthers won 10-0. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)The Steelers enter the 2014 season coming off of two consecutive 8-8 seasons. While last year the Steelers nearly slipped into the playoffs after finishing the season strong; the black and gold don’t want to put themselves in a position where they need to rely on other teams to help them in. The 0-4 start they had to last season clearly dug a hole too big to get out of.To open this season, they take on the in division rival Browns. The Browns should be improved and have an entire new coaching staff to help rebuild the once proud franchise. They drafted Johnny Manziel and expect big things out of him down the line. They’ll certainly miss Josh Gordon this season and in the end this is a team the Steelers should and need to beat if they want to consider themselves a threat to win the division.Here are the Keys to A Steelers Victory:1. The black and gold need to come out strong. They need to avoid early mistakes like turnovers and penalties and move the ball down the field effectively, utilizing the no huddle offense that Big Ben loves so much.2. Even with the no huddle offense, they need to run a balanced attack. LeVeon Bell and to a lesser degree LaGarrete Blount need to put up the yardage needed to control the clock and keep the defense honest. Bell should go for at least 100 yards in order for the ground attack to be effective enough.3. The defense needs to rattle Brian Hoyer. Hoyer will already be looking over his shoulder at Johnny Football and will be prone to making mistakes because he’ll be trying so hard not to make one. The defense needs to pound Hoyer into the ground and deflate his confidence early and often.4. They can’t let the Browns hang around. The worst thing the team can do is let a mediocre Browns team hang around and keep their confidence. If the Steelers can get up big early, they should be able to coast to an easy win.Here are a Few Things to Watch:1.Ryan Shazier-Shazier will be on the third linebacker in Steeler history to start a season opener as a rookie, joining Jack Lambert and Kendrell Bell. Shazier, the teams number one draft pick in May, appears to be the real deal. Look for him to make big plays in clutch situations.2. Markus Wheaton-Wheaton enters his second season as the number two starting receiver. Wheaton only netted six catches in his rookie year but the team expects big things out of him in year two. It will be interesting to see if he’s up for the challenge or if he’ll let Lance Moore or even Martavis Bryant pass him up.3. Dri Archer-Archer is another rookie who may be a big impact guy. He’ll see a lot of action out of the slot and as a third down back. He has the potential to be a special teams ace and is a true burner. Speed kills and he’s got a lot of it.4. Big Ben-He’s the leader of this team, the heart and soul. He is not going to want to start the season off like they did last year and he’s going to be instrumental in the development and growth of all the young talent on the offensive side of the ball. Watch how much of a leader he’s become.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association www.steelnationassociation.com- Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]
Facebook6Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Jeanne Jolly Award-winning singer-songwriter Jeanne Jolly is invigorating the music scene with her heartfelt lyricism, heavenly range and soulful folk-pop beats tinged in Appalachian Americana. With her unmistakable signature voice, she is carving out music without boundaries that pulls from her classical training and folk sensibility. Audiences all over the U.S. are becoming impressed with her songwriting, her strong country belt and her ability to quickly shift to the dusky lilt of Allison Krauss combined with sophisticated jazz phrasing. One can only guess that her vocal dynamics & songwriting range come from a performance history as the featured vocalist with Grammy Award winning Jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti, getting a Masters in classical vocal performance from New England Conservatory, & growing up in NC with a deeply rooted love for bluegrass and classic country. When you ask Jeanne where it all comes from, she’ll tell you, her heart.The Boston Globe reviews, “Once seen and heard, singer-songwriter Jeanne Jolly from Raleigh, N.C., is hard to forget, her songs easy to remember-especially if you have her debut, “Angels”, and have the habit of playing it over and over.”Jeanne’s new album, ‘Angels’ debuted in the top fifteen on the iTunes Singer Songwriter Chart & is garnered with praise for its depth of sweetness and sorrow that can fit any mood and strikes a chord with a variety of music fans. Her songs reflect on the angels that affect all of our lives, leaving the definition of “Angels” to the listener. It is a grassroots album to really sink your teeth into, defined by the soul-infused single, “Sweet Love”, thoughtful ballads like “Good Man”, topped off with her feisty alt-country romp, “The Hard Way”.The New York Music Daily shares, “she’s got an eye for detail, likes to work the suspense for all it’s worth, and her band is sensational.” You can view the music video for her single “Sweet Love” here. In 2012, Jeanne Jolly embarked on a tour of the Pacific Northwest where she headlined the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts and the Red Ants Pants Festival alongside the likes of Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and Billy Joe Shaver. She returned to North Carolina as a featured performer at the North Carolina State Fair followed by her national “Angels” Album Release Tour. Jeanne is currently touring all over the U.S. in support of “Angels”.On August 21, 2013, Jolly comes to Olympia’s Music In The Park. The free concert series in downtown Olympia’s Sylvester Park will allow music lovers from all over the south sound to enjoy the sounds of Jolly and her sensational band. The concert starts at 7 pm, but attendees are welcome to come early with blankets, low back chairs, and picnics. For full details on the Music In The Park Concert Series click here.The Common Folk Review states, “Jolly is undeniably a versatile singer with an amazing and rare ability to sing with the sophistication of modern jazz and the simple passion of an Appalachian Americana. Jolly has a gorgeous voice that isn’t something you hear or happen upon everyday.” Come and see for yourself why Jeanne Jolly is among the top folk-rock singer/songwriters today.