Dunbeholden’s Gayle has strong faith in team | Sports

Craig Gayle believes that his Dunbeholden team is strong enough to advance to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) next season after an impressive first round in the Magnum/Charley’s JB/JFF promotion play-off series. Dunbeholden whipped Wadadah 4-0 yesterday and Gayle came off the bench late in the game to put his team 3-0 up in the 89th minute. His well taken goal added to strikes from Orrett Richards in the 24th and Dwayne Smith (51st). Another substitute, Kevaughn White completed the rout in time added. The former Portmore United striker…

Fans give Egypt’s Pharaohs a warm send-off | Sports

CAIRO (AP): About 2,000 fans gathered at Cairo’s main stadium last Saturday to watch Egypt’s last home practice before the Pharaohs fly to their World Cup base in Grozny, Chechnya. Egypt also unveiled its mascot – a green ‘Nile Crocodile’ in a red Egypt jersey, white shorts and a yellow-and-black pharaonic head cover. Qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1990, Egypt open their campaign against Uruguay on Friday. Host team Russia and Saudi Arabia are also in the group. Star striker Mohamed Salah, still recovering from…

Businessman murdered at hotel – Hailed as good citizen | News

The murder of popular businessman Brandon Murray has shocked the parish of Clarendon, where the late landscaper was revered. Murray was fatally shot by armed men at the Mayfair Hotel in St Andrew yesterday. Uphel Purcell, councillor for the York Town Division in Clarendon, said he has known the Murray family for a number of years. “We actually grew up in the same communities,” he said, noting that the family owns land in various parts of the parish. He lauded the Murrays for establishing their businesses in the parish and…

Warm World Cup send off for Egypt | Sports

CAIRO (AP): About 2,000 fans gathered at Cairo’s main stadium on Saturday to watch Egypt’s last home practice before the Pharaohs fly to their World Cup base in Grozny, Chechnya. Egypt also unveiled its mascot, a green “Nile Crocodile” in a red Egypt jersey, white shorts and a yellow-and-black pharaonic head cover. Qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1990, Egypt opens its campaign against Uruguay on Friday. Host team Russia and Saudi Arabia are also in the group. Star striker Mohamed Salah, still recovering from a…

Massive hole in Llandewey bridge … Residents want it fixed | News

Residents of Llandewey in western St Thomas have called for the authorities to fix a bridge in their community, which they say is a threat to life and property. The bridge has a huge hole in floor and residents said the structure is also broken. To keep the bridge passable to vehicular traffic residents have, in the past, placed metals and dirt on compromised section of the structure. “It poses a great threat to pedestrians,” said Horace Ogilvie, a resident of Llandewey. He said that with no street lights near…

Sadio Mane: The ‘quiet kid’ with the superstar talent | Sports

DAKAR, Senegal (AP): One fan thumped his chest with his fist. Another raised a Senegalese flag high in the air. Around them, hundreds of others shouted, jumped and darted about in wild celebration. Sadio Mane had scored. It did not matter that Mane’s goal was for Liverpool, not Senegal. Nor that his club would lose to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final. “He’s our leader,” said Samba Ndiaye, 27, who wore a US$5 (about J$635) knockoff “Mane” Liverpool jersey to the Champions League final viewing party at Cheikh…

Turn to the Lord in difficult times | Features

There have been many reports of near-death experiences by many persons over many years. Well, Gary Peart is one individual who has had such an experience. He testified that in 2007, he was travelling on the road from Brown’s Town to Alexandria in St Ann when his life and that of his wife were saved by the Lord. “There is a section of that road that does not have any sidewalk and only has a stone wall on the other side. On the right side – that is when you…

Barbican, Mount Pleasant in hot clash | Sports

Barbican will look to maintain their lead atop the Magnum/Charley’s JB/JFF Premier League promotion play-off series, against highly fancied Mount Pleasant Football Academy at Drax Hall, St Ann, at 4 p.m. The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Super League champions are early leaders in the four-team play-off series for two spots in next season’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Barbican, who are on four points from two games, will play away to third-place Mount Pleasant FA (three) in a crucial clash to finish the first round. Having won…

Big win for Newstead Primary | News

Newstead Primary School from St Mary on Thursday won 10 computers and $100,000 after placing first in the 2017-18 staging of the LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP). Eleanor Nelson, a Peace Corps volunteer at Newstead Primary, said the students collected 132,000 plastic bottles as part of the exercise. She said the children devoted themselves to the protection of the environment. Nelson said the school had only one working computer before Thursday’s win. “It was an incredible feat,” she said. Meanwhile, Lascelles Chin, founder and executive director of the Lasco…

Argentina’s injured Lanzini to miss World Cup | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Argentina midfielder Manuel Lanzini tore a ligament in his right knee yesterday, ruling him out of the World Cup. Lanzini was injured while the team trained in Barcelona, Spain, before heading to Russia for the tournament. Team doctor Daniel Martinez said they would announce soon when and where Lanzini will undergo the operation to repair his anterior cruciate ligament. Argentina opens its World Cup campaign in eight days against Iceland in Moscow. The 25-year-old Lanzini, who plays for English club West Ham, was expected to be a…