Defending daCosta Cup champions Clarendon College will get their title defence under way when they clash with Group H rivals Edwin Allen High to open the 2015 Flow/ISSA schoolboy football season at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.The game is the second of a triple-header. Action begins at 2:30 p.m. with a Manning Cup showdown between defending champions Jamaica College and Calabar High. This will be followed by the Clarendon College/Edwin Allen clash at 4:20 p.m.The evening’s final match will pit many-time daCosta Cup winners Cornwall College against Irwin High in the opening Group A encounter starting at 6:45 pm.Head coaching duty at Edwin Allen resides with Conroy Brown, the man who steered them to the inter-zone round last year, and he is already brimming with confidence ahead of his team’s clash against the champions.He told The Gleaner that team spirit is high and they are rearing to get a crack at the Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis-conditioned Clarendon College outfit.”We are well prepared; we are confident and we are ready to go do the job,” said Brown.No surprise there, as although they were defeated twice by the eventual champions in the group stage last year, including a 1-2 loss in their return fixture, coach Brown is positive it will be a different result after this evening’s final whistle.”Edwin Allen will be in Montego Bay to win; not to lay down and play dead this time around. We have an idea of what this Clarendon College team will put out there and we are focused on getting three points from our first match,” he said.It’s a much more straightforward deal for Clarendon College. Davis said he is under no pressure to win, but will be positioning his team for victory nonetheless and will play like the champions they are.Confident nevertheless”We are under no pressure at all to perform. We know what we have to do and we have the team to get it done. This game, like all the others, will be tough, but we are confident of a good showing,” Davis said.Meanwhile, Cornwall College, the 11-time champions look set for a strong start to the competition against Irwin, who they swamped 11-0 in one match and 3-0 in the return game of the group stage for a 14-0 aggregate. It could be a similar mountain to climb for Oscar Irving’s Irwin this year.The pundits all believe this Dr Dean Weatherly team is even more impressive than the one they had last year, and that should send shivers down the spines of Irwin.”It wasn’t nice looking at the score against us. But it’s a new season with the same team, so we have that experience behind us. I think we can spring a surprise against Cornwall; it’s what the players keep talking about,” Irving said.Dr Weatherly wants a good start.”It’s always important to start on the front foot and that is our aim. Three points in any situation is important and as a team we strive to be the best. Therefore a victory is what we are expecting against Irwin,” he said.
Dear Editor,The revelation by former Army Chief of Staff Gary Best that there was only anecdotal evidence of Roger Khan’s involvement in criminal activity is a shocker. The PNC, of which Mr Best is an executive member, has been selling this “bogeyman” to the public along with the story of “400 black youth killed” as gospel for many years now. Even when faced with the factual analysis of the ”list”, people have persisted with belief in this myth. The PNC was elected on a platform of anecdotal stories of crime, corruption, and economic mismanagement.In contrast, the PPP has been providing solid, actionable evidence to the public and the Guyana Police Force to support any claim made to date. Readers may recall the wall plastered with maps at a recent press conference held by Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo – allegations of financial impropriety levelled against David Patterson stated a specific amount of US$9000 deposited in his account; Valerie Sharp-Patterson-Yearwood was confronted with copies of signed contracts for work awarded to her husband. Simona Broomes was similarly given the specific figures of monies transferred directly into the bank accounts to her children by the Ministry of the Presidency, this list could be extended beyond a few pages of your publication.The Granger Administration has responded poorly to evidence of corrupt activities by its Ministers – silence for weeks and then poor excuses followed by re-assignment in the case of the minor leaguers and brazen ‘so-what’ from the major league figures. Winston Jordan does not care that he said there was no signing bonus from ExxonMobil, even as he worked to utilise the US$18 million as an “investment” in Canada; David Patterson is yet to provide evidence of his transfer of the US$9000 to MARAD, we are expected to accept his “anecdotal” tale as fact. Reliance on anecdotes would seem to be the policy of APNU/AFC.Editor, I would welcome feedback from the public to the question of if they would rather rely on “nancy stories” or legally actionable evidence upon which to make decisions come Election Day 2020. I will continue to work from the assumption that evidence and facts are the preferred choices of the electorate, but, should it be the former, let “anecdote” week begin forthwith! Did you hear the one about who killed the ballot box martyrs in 1973…anyone?Respectfully,Robin Singh
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsManager Lorena Marroquin said Rosenthal, who had lived at the complex for two decades, told her not to enter the apartment under any circumstances. But she said she went in to fix a leak from a broken water heater that had seeped into a neighbor’s home. Once inside, she walked over garbage a foot deep before finding images of what looked like children fondled by adults, she said. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Carlos Monteroso at 213-847-5358 or after-hours at 877-529-3855. NORTH HILLS – A 59-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after police discovered thousands of images of child pornography in his two-bedroom apartment. After being tipped by a property manager who entered his unit to make urgent repairs, police searched Jay Henry Rosenthal’s apartment along the 15000 block of Parthenia Street and found stacks of images of naked girls and boys. They also found more pornographic images in a Northridge hotel police believe Rosenthal used as a residence. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography. “This is significant because of the volume of pornography,” said LAPD Lt. Felicia Hall.