Watson driving Boyz forward with his ‘A’ game

first_img Ja’s first final PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: JE-VAUGHN WATSON has embraced his role as one of the key players for Jamaica at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The central midfielder is a senior member in the Jamaica set-up, who has been covering a lot of ground while playing a two-way role at the tournament, which climaxes with a clash against Mexico in the final at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia tomorrow. “Playing for the country, that alone is a big motivation. To put on the green, gold and black that gives us a big motivation for a big tournament,” he said. “Playing in the Gold Cup against quality teams like the United States you’ve to bring your ‘A’ game.” Jamaica’s place in the final is historical, as they had never been farther than the semis – in 1993 when they finished joint third and 1998 when they placed fourth. On Wednesday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, that stat went out the window, with Watson, who his teammates call ‘Hacker’, working off his socks in a 2-1 victory for the Jamaicans. “Before the game the players said ‘Je-Vaughn you didn’t play the last game. We know your potential, we know what you can do, anytime you play the team plays well’,” noting their call for him to step up to the plate. “It means a lot to me to know that you’re playing for your country and you’re a vital player in the team and guys look forward to you – players who can give a lot of energy for the team, whether in offence or defence. That’s not a pressure. I take it as a blessing to represent your country like that. “I’ve got the mentality going in the game that I’ve to be the one to move the ball to both sides. I’ve to be the one to break up and stuff, so I guess it worked out well,” he pointed out. “We had one of the best games of the tournament. We beat a good US team that everybody wanted to win the game. But, we went out there and showed a lot of guts and determination and we came away winners. “I feel so good I didn’t even sleep last night (Wednesday). I felt like I was dreaming. But at the end of the day we knew we were a better team than them. We knew that if we went out there and played then we would give a good game,” he added. “We’ve one more game to go, the celebrations, it’s over now … and it’s back to work again.”last_img read more

Belga laments costly miscommunication as Rain or Shine misses out on semis

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES A miscommunication episode between Belga and import J’Nathan Bullock erased Rain or Shine’s hopes of advancing to the semifinals and that’s something the power forward regretted deeply right away.READ: Rice, Castro deliver as TNT survives Rain or Shine for semis berthFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Coach Caloy [Garcia] said the play was for J’Nathan to attack the defense one-on-one and I will sag off outside for a jumper,” said Belga in Filipino Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I was surprised when he made a drop pass instead of a kick-out and I was already too far away from the rim.”“My momentum was going to the corner and if the pass was in my direction, well who knows? Maybe we could’ve had a chance.” MOST READ Rain or Shine trailed 116-114 in the final 10 seconds of the game after Glen Rice Jr. tipped in Jayson Castro’s missed triple and the Elasto Painters had that much time on the clock to force a tie or go for the win.The Elasto Painters decided to shoot for the tie with Bullock supposedly connecting with Belga but the pass went awry and that mistake ultimately doomed Rain or Shine.What made it more painful for Belga was that he was confident he could have made the game-tying jumper to force overtime.“I felt lucky during the game,” said Belga who finished with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting. “Just one chance but the pass was off and I tried to chase the ball but I was already too far away. If the pass was directed to the corner, maybe we could’ve made a surprise shot.”“So yeah, what happened were just breaks of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESThe phrase “breaks of the game” were thrown a lot during Beau Belga’s impromptu press conference after Rain or Shine lost to TNT 118-114 in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.From missed shots to bricked free throws, every thing fell under “breaks of the game,” but there was none bigger than the Elasto Painters’ final offensive set.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments How to help the Taal evacuees Robinson not losing sleep over Pirates’ 28 turnovers It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DAY6 is for everybodylast_img read more

The UEFA Nations League explained

first_imgAFP Sport tells you everything you need to know about the competition:– Fewer meaningless friendlies –The creation of the competition stems from the desire to replace meaningless friendly matches with more competitive games.When Germany last hosted France, in a friendly last November, the number of emtpy seats in Cologne was striking and suggested that the appetite for such games was waning.Meanwhile, smaller nations find it difficult to arrange friendly games, so UEFA believe they have come up with the perfect solution.They are using their own coefficient to split their 55 member nations into four leagues, with the top 12 sides all in League A. The next 12 are in League B, followed by 15 in League C and the bottom 16 in League D.Each group contains three or four teams, with everyone playing each other home and away between September and November this year.– Final four –The winners of the four groups in League A will go through to the finals from June 5-9 next year. Semi-finals, a third-place play-off and a final will all be played, with the host country to be decided in December from among the finalist teams.So there is a title and a trophy up for grabs, but also promotion and relegation with future Nations Leagues in mind.The team finishing bottom of each group in Leagues A, B and C will be relegated, and replaced by those finishing top of the groups in Leagues B, C and D.– Euro 2020 places up for grabs –There will still be qualifiers for the 24-team Euro 2020. They will take place from March to November, 2019, with a draw to be held this coming December.However, that will no longer be the only means of qualifying for that competition.Twenty teams will make it to Euro 2020 from qualifying, with the top two in each of the 10 groups advancing. The remaining four places will be decided in March 2020, in the Nations League play-offs.Each of the four leagues (A, B, C and D) will hold play-offs which will take place in March 2020 and which will be contested by the respective group winners, with semi-finals and a final being played.However, if a group winner has already qualified via the classic route, then their spot will go to the next best-ranked team in their league. And if a league does not have four teams to compete, the remaining slots are allocated to teams from another league.All of which means that one place at Euro 2020 will go to a team from League D, comprised of the continent’s traditional minnows.Meanwhile, teams will still be free to play friendly matches when the opportunity arises, hence why Scotland and Belgium meet in Glasgow this Friday, for example.– UEFA Nations League draw –League AGroup 1: Germany, France, NetherlandsGroup 2: Belgium, Iceland, SwitzerlandGroup 3: Italy, Poland, PortugalGroup 4: Croatia, England, SpainLeague BGroup 1: Czech Republic, Slovakia, UkraineGroup 2: Russia, Sweden, TurkeyGroup 3: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern IrelandGroup 4: Denmark, Republic of Ireland, WalesLeague CGroup 1: Albania, Israel, ScotlandGroup 2: Estonia, Finland, Greece, HungaryGroup 3: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Norway, SloveniaGroup 4: Lithuania, Montenegro, Romania, SerbiaLeague DGroup 1: Andorra, Georgia, Kazakhstan, LatviaGroup 2: Belarus, Luxembourg, Moldova, San MarinoGroup 3: Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands, Kosovo, MaltaGroup 4: Armenia, Macedonia, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antoine Griezmann’s France face Germany in their inaugural UEFA Nations League match © AFP / Jewel SAMADPARIS, France, Sep 4 – A heavyweight showdown in Munich between the last two World Cup winners, France and Germany, sets the ball rolling on Thursday as the inaugural UEFA Nations League gets under way.The new tournament sees the 55 European national teams split into four divisions, taking promotion and relegation to international football while also offering an alternative route to the 2020 European Championship, without replacing the qualifiers themselves.last_img read more

GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 2, 3, 15 and 29 116. There was 1 winner of Match 3 Numbers. Seamus Gillespie, Killybegs gets €60 each. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €3,450 and Match 3 is €60.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Alex McGinley. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,350 on 51 calls.  Killybegs played Steelstown last Saturday in the Ulster league in the old pitch in Fintra. Killybegs won 1-03 to 0-03 points in difficult conditions. Killybegs are playing Castleblayney in the Ulster senior league on Sunday at 2.00pm in Drumquinn in Tyrone. Club Membership is now due. You can pay Rita Nolan or Kathleen McCabe.Family             –           €50 Single                   –           €30 Student           –           €15 Minor                   –           €10 Any person who has completed a foundation award coaching course over the years and would be interested in doing an award 1 course, please contact coaching officer Joe McBrearty ASAP. Ladies training continues every Wednesday night in St Catherine’s Vocational school gym at eight o clock. It’s a great way to get fit and have fun as part of a team. New members welcome. A course for all umpires will take place in Jacksons Hotel on Wednesday 29th February starting at 7.30pm. Contact Pat Walsh on 087 9142748.GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

first_imgThe final of the Buy a Buster 575 is the feature race at tonight’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium.There are 12 races on the card, runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Ballylaw Ace; 2, Kelsie’s Rosie; 3, Run China Girl; 4, Tarmac Ace; 5, Oghill Surprise; 6, Westminster City. Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Get There Terry; 2, Superfine Sound; 3, Moyola Dutchess; 4, Peggys Toastie; 5, Harlequin Jingle; 6, Havanas Arrived.Race 3 Booking Office 350 (350 yards): 1, Wilma; 2, Castlegore Sandy; 3, Bovally Mist; 4, Cailin Or; 5, Hather Culmore; 6, Lisbuoy Fire.Race 4 “Like Us” on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Kagawa; 2, Ballyhill Civic; 3, Final Drive; 4, Carson; 5, School Run; 6, Corner Plane.Race 5 Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Maid of More; 2, Gabbys Tango; 3, Cloneen Dynamo; 4, Battle Born; 5, Killuran Brae; 6, Beraghill Monty. Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 350 (350 yards): 1, Chums Goose; 2, Oghill Hack; 3, Swanson Nancy; 4, Crash My World; 5, Tae End Maddy; 6, Myre Willow.Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler (575 yards): 1, Spinning River; 2, Skater Amy; 3, Turbine Tulip; 4, Storm Warrior; 5, Glebe Flyer; 6, Flimsy Truth.Race 8 www.liffordgreyhounds.com (550 yards): 1, Altmore Champ; 2, Tahina Ace; 3, Whiterock Diva; 4, Hi Dibbles; 4, Crossleigh Thyme; 6, Paddock Paula.Race 9 The Ultimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): Blackstone Hugh; 2, Tahina Ned; 3, Colarhouse Bound; 4, Ghetto Buddy; 5, Hather Bonnie; 6, Curragh Brae.Race 10 Buy a Buster 575 Final (575 yards): 1, Take Cover; 2, Mongys Girl; 3, Blackmagic Woman; 4, Dirt Bird; 5, Raughlan Blaze; 6, Dynamo Millar. Race 11 A McClean Bookmakers 525 (525 yards): 1, Westwood Lee; 2, Aughduff Murt; 3, Smurfing Convoy; 4, Tahina Sabrina; 5, Fridays Brett; 6, Nosey Meg.Race 12 Getting Out 525 Bumper Stakes (525 yards): 1, Altmore Rose; 2, Mister Fantasy; 3, Castlegore Gerry; 4, Helens Magic; 6, Farloe Pixie.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: October 4th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

Mavericks Barbers have solved all your Christmas ‘Gift for Him’ worries

first_imgMAVERICKS BARBERS: Ladies and Gentlemen, this week we are bringing you some quality solutions and ideas for “what to get him for Christmas”. Be it your brother, dad, husband, boss, boyfriend, bit on the side or Kris Kindle, Mavericks Traditional Barbershop has the perfect gift for him. We are stockists of premium grooming products for gentlemen. We will only stock products that are the best in their market or sector, products that we can stand by and we know that it’s the best our customers can get. Our range includes Proraso, Layrite, Dapper Dan, Kent, Pinaud, Dr. K and many more.Our No. 1 gift for Christmas: Maverick’s gift voucherEvery gentleman needs to sit in the red leather seat and get the Mavericks treatment at least once. Be it a traditional hair cut, beard trim or luxury hot towel shave, he is sure to be impressed. A coffee while he waits, some live football, great atmosphere, unrivalled customer service not to mention quality workmanship is the reason men are returning to Mavericks time after time. A gift voucher was out best seller last year and sure to be a winner once again this year.Stubble to Short BeardProraso Beard Grooming Kit €55For the gent that sports anything from stubble to a short beard. This will help keep it fresh, hygienic, soft and in tip top condition with some of the best beard grooming products available. Includes 200ml Beard Soap, 100ml Beard Balm 30ml Beard Oil and a complementary Mavericks voucher!Medium to Long BeardDear Barber Grooming Kit €40A stunning gift set for a complete beard and moustache grooming experience. Supplied in an attractive ‘cigar’ box giving an authentic and classic look to the complete gift range. Includes: Dear Barber Beard Oil, Dear Barber Moustache Wax, Luxury Apricot Wood Beard Comb and a complementary Mavericks voucher.Hair CareMavericks Hair Care Kit €25Mavericks hair care kit is all a man needs to maintain his look, starting off with a complementary Mavericks voucher to get him looking his best it comes complete with Mavericks hair gel, and Mavericks Matt clay, two great products that will shape anything from bed head to short and crop. Includes a complementary voucher for a traditional hair cut!The Man Who ShavesProraso Shaving Tin €30The ideal gift for the man who shaves! This fantastic presentation tin is full of the best shaving products from Proraso. It contains the essential products for the perfect wet shave, Eucalyptus Shaving Cream Tube 150ml, Eucalyptus Pre and Post Shave Cream 100ml, Eucalyptus After Shave Balm 100ml.Something different:Marvis Toothpaste Flavour Collection €25We are just after introducing the Marvis toothpaste range. A range of seven masterpieces of taste that conquer at the first sampling. Marvis has combined unique flavours, maximum protection, an unmistakable fresh sensation and extraordinary whitening. This range is capable of capturing those who are curious and open minded. For Christmas we have got our hands on a Marvis flavour collection of their toothpastes which includes whitening, liquorice mint, jasmine mint, ginger mint, classic mint, cinnamon mint and aquatic mint.Grooming HamperMavericks Deluxe Hamper €160The Mavericks Deluxe hamper is the Rolls Royce of male grooming. Get him this and he is putty in your hands, you will officially own him! Complete with grooming products such as a luxury Haryali cut throat razor and derby blades, Proraso aftershave, Mavericks hair gel, vines hair tonic, styptic matches, Marvis 75ml classic mint toothpaste and many many more. Not to mention a complementary gift voucher worth €40.If it is a dapper gent you are buying for then we have the products for him, you can even call in store and see if there is a selection of products you would like us to put together for him!!!!Also follow us on Facebook on www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop/Mavericks Barbers have solved all your Christmas ‘Gift for Him’ worries was last modified: November 9th, 2016 by Mavericks BarbersShare 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)last_img read more

Why the 49ers’ win over Rams should silence all skeptics

first_imgDo you believe now?You better.Because if the Niners’ four-quarter, 20-7 domination over their top … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Skepticism is healthy, and with the 2019 49ers, it was perhaps warranted heading into Sunday’s game against the Rams, despite the team’s 4-0 start to the season.But for those who were holding out in buying into these Niners — for those who wanted to see them play a “good team” — I only have one question:last_img

World’s Largest Rooftop Greenhouse Takes Shape in Chicago

first_imgDirt-free agricultureIn Chicago, the greens will be grown in a hydroponic system that requires no soil. Irrigation, heating and cooling, and other variables will be controlled by computers, Business Insider reports. Method says that farming practices used by Gotham require only 5% of the land and 10% of the water as conventional farming while eliminating fertilizer runoff.Even without soil, the greenhouse is so heavy that Method had to re-engineer the factory roof for greater strength, but the garden will insulate the factory and keep heating and cooling costs down.Method said that its new factory is the industry’s first LEED-platinum-certified facility. In addition to the 230-foot-fall wind turbine, which will supply an estimated 30% of the energy needed to run the plant, the factory is equipped with three 1,225-square-foot solar arrays that track the sun during the day. Each of them has a capacity of about 46 kW.The building houses the company’s manufacturing and bottling operations and is a distribution center for both Method and its partner Ecover. The company says that putting all operations in a single building reduces the company’s carbon footprint, and its location in the Midwest helps it distribute products across North American efficiently.Other features at the new factory include skylights for natural lighting, a solar hot water system, and delivery trucks that run on fuel with a minimum 20% biodiesel content, according to Method. Method’s new soap factory on the south side of Chicago has a wind turbine, photovoltaic panels, and a rooftop greenhouse bigger than an average city block. Business Insider reports that the $30 million plant which opened in April will be able to produce as much as a million pounds of edible greens a year. The pesticide-free kale, arugula, bok choy, and butterhead lettuce will go to restaurants, stores and farmers’ markets in the area.At 75,000 square feet, the garden is bigger than both an NFL football field and an average-sized city block in many parts of the U.S. When fully planted, it will be the largest rooftop greenhouse in the world.The greenhouse is the work of a New York City-based company called Gotham Greens, which operates commercial-scale greenhouses in urban areas all over the country.last_img read more

Cisco Says Its “Internet of Everything” Is Worth $14.4 Trillion. Really?

first_imgNetworking giant Cisco predicted Wednesday that as we move into a “fundamentally mobile and video” world, the “Internet of Everything” — which combines the so-called Internet of Things with the Internet used by people and their mobile devices — will create $14.4 trillion in value and boost overall corporate profits by 21%. All by 2022.Those are some pretty big numbers, shared by Cisco executives at a press event in San Jose on Wednesday. But while the vision makes sense, quantifying the changes to be wrought by growth of the Internet of Everything seems, well, fairly abitrary. To say the least. What Goes Into $14.4 Trillion?Rob Lloyd, Cisco President, Sales and Development, broke down the $14.4 trillion figure this way:$2.5 trillion in better asset utilization$2.5 trillion in employee productivity$2.7 in supply chain logistics$3.7 trillion in better customer experience.$3 trillion in enabling new innovations. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Perhaps we can start by seeing which industries benefit first and most dramatically. According to Lloyd, the top candidates include manufacturing, the public sector, energy and utlities, healthcare, finance/insurance, transportation and wholesale/distribution.The Internet of Everything combines several trends, including the growth of connected devices, the increasing use of video, cloud computing, Big Data and the increasing importance of mobile apps compared to traditional computing applications. Lloyd did lay out numbers to support the importance of the trends. But though these are also all giant numbers, connecting them to the $14.4 trillion figure still requires a leap of faith.In terms of connected devices, he said, we’ve gone from 200 million in 2000 to 10 billion devices today, to a predicted 50 billion by 2020. On the mobile side, Lloyd said, 20 billion mobile apps were downloaded last year alone. By 2017, he added, two-thirds of mobile traffic will be video.New Levels Of Complexity To Support New UsesThat complexity will make today’s issues “look very, very minor,” and pose historic challenges to manage, Lloyd said. That statement, at least, is easy to grasp. “We’ve been warming up for this for the last five years.” The company already has a number of projects in the works demonstrating key elements of the trend, including installing smart meters and pole-top routers for BC Hydro in Canada, and a single auto plant with 50,000 IP devices. Cisco’s Sean Curtis demo’d live data from San Carlos, Calif., showing a heat map for mobile connections using “dwell time” metrics to track how efficiently pedestrian traffic was moving through the suburb’s commuter train station. Curtis said similar information mashups have been applied to San Carlos’ farmers market, offering insights into how many shoppers showed up, how long they stayed and which stalls they visited — information that would be of great use to both retailers and city planners.The next step, Curtis said, is to link that kind of data with store data as well as parking and traffic information to help shoppers optimize their experience. The idea is that eventually shoppers could see the best route to the least crowded store with the best prices on the items they were looking for.As apps like that come online, the Internet of Everything should indeed spur growth. Maybe even trillions of dollars worth of growth. Exactly how much and when, though, seems a Big Data question of the highest order. Rising Expectations, Bigger Security Issues The rise of the Internet of Everything is already changing corporate expectations, Lloyd said, not to mention who pays for technology advances. “The Internet of Everything will be driven by business funding, not just IT funding,” Lloyd said.What about security for all this connected information? Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s chief technology and strategy officer, said “the data will be collected whether we want it to be or not. How will it be used? That is the security question.”Photos by Fredric Paul Tags:#Cisco#innovation#Interent of Things#networking Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair fredric paul Those may seem easier to grasp, but when you’re talking in trillions over decade-long time frames, it’s very hard to put much credence in calculations like these.  Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more