It went all the way to a penalty shoot-out, but Excelsior’s coach, Daniel Riley, said that he was always confident of victory in their ISSA/Digicel Walker Cup semi-finals at the Spanish Town Prison Oval, yesterday. The Mountain View Avenue-based school rallied after missing an early kick in the shoot-out against St Catherine High to advance to the finals 6-5 on penalties. The eight-time winners will go up against first-time finalists Hydel High, who turned back Cumberland 3-0 in the opening game. In the feature match, both teams battled hard and when normal time failed to separate them, the dreaded penalty kicks were required. St Catherine converted their first three kicks, and Excelsior’s Jhevan Smith missed his team’s second. Marchovich Brown’s fourth penalty for St Catherine was saved, and when the shoot-out went to sudden death, Christopher Allwood fired over the bar to give Excelsior victory. “The guys fought and got to penalties, and we knew once we got to penalties, we would win the game. We knew our goalkeeper had a save in him,” Riley said. “We brought on our penalty kickers, so we were prepared for the penalties, and all those who came on played their part,” he stated. He added that they also got the opponents they had wished for in the final. “It’s one that we wanted. We wanted to really play Hydel, and it will be a good showdown,” he promised. St Catherine’s coach, Anthony Patrick, believes that they are jinxed by the Spanish Town Prison Oval turf, their home ground, after throwing away a 3-1 lead in a first leg round-of-16 Manning Cup game against Charlie Smith and now this. “The players have been complaining that they don’t like to play at Prison Oval. Last year, in the Manning Cup, we won the first leg and came back and lost the second leg against Hydel. This year, we lost two games, and they were both at the Oval,” he said. In the first game, Kemar Reid led Hydel with a goal and an assist as the Ferry school turned back Cumberland 3-0. Reid fired Hydel in front after 26 minutes, and five minutes after the break he released Jordane Cameron, who netted the second. Then in time added on, Ewan Hamilton sealed the win from the penalty spot. Hydel’s coach, Corey Bennett, was pleased to reach their second final and first in six years. “It (final) will carry a lot of pressure. The boys have been coming up from Pepsi and Colts, and they haven’t won anything. They haven’t been to a final in years. The last time we went to a final was 2012. But we are thankful we were able to come out on top, and we expect give a good showing (in final),” he said.
…TrinidadThe Trinis are all outraged by the remark – on international TV – of Mario Sabgda-Aboud that his “ethnic group”, the “Lebanese-Syrians”, actually are “the most powerful group in Trinidad”. The fella has now apologised!! Now your Eyewitness wants to know why he should apologise when he’s speaking the truth!!?? He’s actually is the owner of the Rituals Coffee Chain which is all across the Caribbean – including Guyana.But he’s related to the Abouds – of TT “Textile King” fame and, more pertinently, the Sabgas – who own ANSA McAL. As the latter’s website boasts, their asset base is at least US$2 billion and the activities of their 58 companies span automotive, beverage, distribution, financial services, manufacturing, media, retail, services. If WE’RE used to be called “Bookers Guiana”, then with more than double the number of companies, TT should be called “Ansa TT”!! Most recently they were in the news here for the $605 million pharma contract that is being investigated by the Procurement Commission and the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee. And of course, adding to their portfolio by buying out Berger Paints.With the community of “Syrians” – as they’re called in TT – numbering only 5000, there’s no question they box way above their weight category – when it comes to calling the shots in that island. While it would’ve been expected by some they’d be closer to the Indian Trinis, who share their commercial aspirations – the reality is exactly the opposite. The Indians are seen as their competitors and in the political rivalries playing out over in carnival land – the Syrians back the PNM – the party of the African Trinis.And that’s why so many of the latter are outraged by Sabga-Aboud’s boast!! For the assertion of being “most powerful” to be made by the Rituals boss, he just couldn’t be referring to their wealth. That implies “influence” but not “power”. Like how in Guyana, folks like the Beharrys or Yesu Persaud may have influence – but absolutely no power. To have power one has to command the political directorate. And this is what the Syrians do in TT.All the politicians of the PNC are in their pockets since they were the ones with political power for most of TT’s independence in 1962. With the short-lived Indian TT-UNC sneaking in twice, the group might’ve hedged their bets – but momentum, if not demographics and cultural affinities keep them behind the PNM.The Syrian community have been laughing their tail off at the hostility between the African and Indian communities.Laughing all the way to the bank. Ansa Merchant Bank – which they own!!…Berbice rice farmers?Moses Nagamootoo, PM of Guyana, says he never told rice farmers they’d be getting $9000 per bag of paddy. Fair enough – even though scads of persons have come forward to attest that he did in fact make that promise. But what he can’t possibly deny is that soon after he was elevated to High Office in 2015 – with the requisite Main Street address newly air-conditioned, SUV suitably bullet-proofed and outriders on the ready etc – he did promise he had secured a lucrative rice market in Mexico. Which would take care of rice farmers’ woes.But here we are, two years down the road and no conclusion on this Mexican Market. Is it a Mexican standoff? After all, Guyana was made to jump through any number of hoops – phytosanitary and others – but no response? In the meantime, the rice farmers are up to their necks in water – once again.And with them having to spend mega bucks to drain their fields – it might just COST them $9000 per bag of paddy!…waterOK. Your Eyewitness understands heavy rainfall – which raised conservancy levels beyond its safety mark – is the work of the big fella up there. Not the Government!But couldn’t the latter at least INFORM farmers before releasing water? Contempt!
Last night’s State of the Nation address made many claims of accomplishments, backed by countless statistics, and tremendous projections for the future.Five major themes stood out – Security, Corruption, Agriculture, Infrastructure and Education.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf asserted that Liberia is prepared to handle its own security come the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown. To buttress this claim, she stated that Liberia’s military personnel and police have been trained to that effect. Of course the quality of the training remains to be seen. If the status quo is anything to go by, then we have cause for concern. Case in point, the violent clash between the two security details escorting the president to a recent state funeral.Perhaps most shocking and insulting was the President’s position on corruption in Liberia. Madam Sirleaf herself has in the past said that corruption was entrenched in Liberian society. She seems, however, to have had a change of heart! In her State of the Nation address, the President said that despite the progress being made in the fight against corruption, the “negative perceptions” of corruption continue to prevail, with “accusations made where there is no evidence”. Of course, the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) went bankrupt after her son, Robert Sirleaf, became chairman and ran for political office. His predecessor had left US$31 million dollars in the entity’s coffers. But be that as it may, corruption is only a “negative perception” in Liberia.We, on behalf of the Liberian people, feel slapped in the face. We deserve it, perhaps.Several cabinet ministers were fired from their positions for corruption but were let off the hook with no reasons given for their dismissals. And who could ever forget Honorable “You Eat, I Eat”, who was caught on tape making a corrupt deal for the Montserrado County Development funds? Perhaps that was a perception of corruption too. He is still a member of the House of Representatives.One of the most anticipated parts of the President’s speech had to do with agriculture, with specific regard to the farmers in Lofa who cannot get their rice to the markets. While she praised the bumper harvest of rice and even cocoa in Lofa, the President made no mention of the urgent plight of the farmers, who cannot pay back their loans because they cannot sell their produce on the Liberian market. Even with regard to the future of agriculture in Liberia, she dusted off old promises, proposing increased production of cassava and other crops which, with value added, have high export potential. The implication here is that rice, even as Liberia’s staple food, is not a priority because its demand is not as high on the world market. So are we to sell everything we produce and not eat? Or do we then turn around and spend the money we make from exports to buy imported food? We were informed our President was an economist.In terms of infrastructure, more promises of electricity by thus and such a date, while even central Monrovia, our capital city center, remains perpetually dark. Again, it was all in the numbers – how many megawatts, how many roads had been built. Of course, the boasted Ganta-Gbeni-Sanniquelli-Fishtown road is a dirt road; not a paved one. That means come the rainy season, it will become a mud basin if not the Grand Canyon.Regarding education, the numbers abounded again – how many children are being educated in Liberia, the number of schools built and teachers trained; the number of colleges and universities, and the number of students on government scholarships. Perhaps the President forgot having described Liberia’s education system as “a mess”. Of course the President is aware that it is not about the numbers but the substance – the quality of the education our children are receiving.Perhaps the only statement more shocking than the perception of corruption was her position that the Constitution should be amended to grant Liberian citizenship to everyone who meets certain basic criteria. Madam Sirleaf urged the Legislature to do away with what she called the “race-based, discriminatory provisions of the Constitution”. Yet another slap in the face from a President who knows full well that Liberia is nowhere near ready for that. Some development experts hold the theory of sequencing and pacing. That means what is good for the United States is not necessarily good for Liberia because the two countries are at different levels in their democracies and at vastly different stages in their development. She should be the one telling the international community that Liberia does not yet have the protections in place that will make that provision possible. The vultures are circling over this nation at a time when most Liberians can scarcely afford land in their own country. But as with agriculture, education and the Liberian economy as a whole, this President, with all due respect, is pandering to foreign interests who are just waiting for the opportunity to buy up all of the prime property across the length and breadth of this country.Well, all we can say is that if this is the state of the Republic, then we are in trouble.God bless us all and indeed save the State.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist The burley big man was thrown out with 1:19 left in the first half after getting called for his second unsportsmanlike foul when he hit UST’s Soulemane Chabi Yo with an elbow and his ejection stung the worst way possible.“It hurts because I’m a senior and I should be a role model for the team,” said Eboña in Filipino Wednesday after FEU got eliminated with an 81-71 loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Coach (Olsen Racela) told me that the seniors should always be disciplined. It just hurts because this is my last game and I didn’t exit in a proper way. I wasn’t even able to sing our university hymn.”Eboña, who finished with nine points and seven rebounds in just 13 minutes of play, still tried to help his team in any way he could. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Magnolia whips Phoenix in Chris Banchero’s debut MOST READ 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust LATEST STORIES DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees ‘People evacuated on their own’ While the team huddled during the break, Eboña told his teammates to step up and play the right way.The Tamaraws heeded his call when they trimmed the Tigers’ massive 54-28 halftime lead to just five, 70-65, midway through the fourth.Unfortunately for FEU, UST hit some crucial shots to restore order and take a 78-65 lead with 1:28 left.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Collegiate athletes know that their scholastic careers will always come to a close. But for Far Eastern University’s Barkley Eboña, his final game in college saw an abrupt end.Eboña’s last game with the Tamaraws in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament didn’t even reach the final buzzer after he was ejected late in the second quarter of their knockout game in the stepladder semifinals against University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:31Taal volcano ejects smoke and ash, villagers flee01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (C) applauds the fans following the Europa League round of 16, first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016. PHOTO/AFP.UNITED KINGDOM, July 18 – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has already added four new players to his squad, but has said that the club still have plans to sign “one or two more players”.The Reds have already acquired the services of Loris Karius, Marko Grujic, Sadio Mane and Joel Matip, and more new arrivals are set to be on their way. While the German gave no clues as to who could be heading to Anfield, he conceded that some fringe players would be leaving the club. However, he asserted that none of Liverpool’s young talents will be loaned out..“A few things will happen I am pretty sure,” Klopp told reporters after his side’s 2-0 preseason friendly win over Wigan Athletic on Sunday.“I don’t know exactly what but on both sides, it makes no sense to stay in the squad and be in the squad when you don’t have a real opportunity to play. When there’s no chance to play, it makes absolutely no sense.“The players are young. We will not give on loan our very young players, absolutely no chance.“We have a few players, maybe who want to leave us and I am pretty sure it will happen — and one or two more players will join us from other clubs. It’s a long time until the 31st of August and we have to work a little bit.”Klopp added that Liverpool will have their entire squad back by July 26 as players who featured at Euro 2016 are still in holiday.“We’ll have the big group together from the 26th,” Klopp continued. “When the last two players Joe Allen and Emre Can will join us.“From the 21st, all the English players are with us. From the 22nd, all the Belgian players are with us. Then we will have a real group together and the work starts again with them and hopefully we can build on the base we’ve done in the first three weeks with the other players.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Sanchez introduced the resolution twice before. She started working on it after talking to Ramos. “The resolution is a small and long overdue recognition by Congress acknowledging that Vietnam veterans did not get the hero’s welcome they deserved,” she said. “The real importance of this resolution is that it conveys the support and approval of Congress for the efforts of veterans groups.” However, the resolution is only one step toward getting a national day of recognition for the veterans. Sanchez said only President Bush has the authority to create a day of observance for them. So Sanchez plans to send a letter to Bush, asking him to declare March 30, 2008, as “National Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” The White House did not return a phone call Friday seeking comment. The news that the resolution was approved came as a surprise to Ramos, who said he lost track of the bill about a year ago. “I think it will bring closure to a lot of people,” he said. “The Vietnam veterans did not get recognition after they served. It was a tough time to serve. They got home, they didn’t get a thank you, didn’t get a welcome. “There’s a lot of guys who have not come home. We are not here, completely. Physically, yes, but mentally and emotionally not here.” The former Army combat medic campaigned for a day to honor Vietnam vets when he pedaled with seven other cyclists to the White House carrying postcards and letters of support. He said it took a couple of years to get the resolution written, but then the rest of the country did not get on the bandwagon. After the resolution was introduced, he started faxing and e-mailing legislators. But Ramos said he got very few responses. He gave up. Vietnam veteran Pete Corodimas of Whittier hopes the president will create the national day of recognition for Vietnam veterans. “All you can do is hope they will make the right choice. I don’t see why it can’t be done,” Corodimas said. “You put enough hope, you add a little desire in it, and you bounce it off your faith. You get that resilient spirit and you endure until it happens.” Corodimas served two tours of duty in Vietnam and remembers well the reception the returning soldiers faced. “When I came back, I was hit too with the collective mood. People wanted to fight with you, almost as soon as we got off the plane,” he said. Veterans of World War II were among the few who empathized with the Vietnam veterans. Other citizens disliked what Vietnam stood for, so Corodimas had no one to talk to about his experiences there, he said. “It created a lot of crap for people, emotionally and psychologically,” said Corodimas. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – All Jose Ramos ever wanted was one day dedicated to the men and women who served on the battlefields of Vietnam. Just one day that would also serve as a belated welcome home for those veterans. To get his message across, the Vietnam veteran led a group of vets on a bicycle ride from his Whittier home to Washington, D.C., in 2004. Three years later, Congress has finally heard his message. The House of Representatives has passed a resolution by Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, that says designating March 30 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” would be an appropriate way to honor those who served in Vietnam.
Using the name League of Hispanic Voters, Alarid and fellow American G.I. Forum members who included, then South Whittier School District trustee Joe Duardo and father-son team Arturo and Rafael Lopez, spent nearly two years overhauling Rio Hondo’s trustee election system. “We had virtually no budget but we decided to get on the ball and rely on the common sense of the voters to get this done,” said Duardo, 76. “And this was not an isolated issue,” he added. “Civil rights issues were sweeping across the country.” After a historical rundown of Prop. RH, the summit featured presentations by local elementary and secondary school districts in Rio Hondo’s district that covered the topics of collaboration and the college’s satellite campuses. Part of the success seen at Rio Hondo over the years stemmed from Proposition RH, said Ralph Pacheco, current Whittier Union High School District trustee who was elected to represent Area 4 of the Rio Hondo board in 1983. “I was one of the beneficiaries of Proposition RH,” Pacheco said. “We weren’t asking for superiority, but parity to better reflect the demographics of the communities we served.” As a result, Pacheco said he and other Latino trustees were able to, for example, protect the nursing program during budget cuts and establish a center to help students transfer to four-year colleges. “It helped to establish the kind of institution we enjoy and are proud of today,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Three decades ago, the race to win a seat on the Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees was a tough haul for candidates from the outlying, lower-income minority areas of the district, says community activist Jake Alarid. Back then, anyone living in the Rio Hondo district – which stretched from El Monte to East Whittier to Norwalk – could run and be elected if they received the top number of votes. But this “at large” voting system was unfair, according to Alarid, given that 1974 statistics showed the predominantly white areas of central and east Whittier had more registered voters – about 33,000 – than all other Rio Hondo communities combined. That meant most trustees were white and from middle- to upper-class backgrounds, and unable to relate to the burgeoning numbers of Latinos taking up residence in the Rio Hondo district. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And so began the successful effort behind Proposition RH, a 1982 voter-approved ballot measure that sought to end the at-large election system in the Rio Hondo district that was spearheaded by a coalition of local Latino leaders that included Alarid, then chairman of the El Camino Real chapter of the American G.I. Forum. That’s why dozens of local educators and board members gathered at the Clarke Estate in Santa Fe Springs last week, where the local American G.I. Forum commemorated the 25-year anniversary of Proposition RH with a summit on the “Past, Present and Future of Rio Hondo’s Trustee Area System.” Prop. RH ended Rio’s at-large system and turned it into a “ward” system – the district is now divided into five smaller trustee areas, and each trustee is elected only by voters in the area where they live. “Before Proposition RH, people who were more affluent in Friendly Hills were the ones with enough money to spend in their campaign to run for trustee,” said Alarid, 73. “So a few of us got together,” Alarid said, “because we thought we could change that.”
statement Pep Guardiola could place Rodri back in his starting XI for the visit of the Seagulls on Saturday, while Joao Cancelo is pushing Kyle Walker for a place in the side.Graham Potter may well make some subtle changes to his side with Pascal Gross and Glenn Murray coming in for Florin Andone and Neal Maupay.Newcastle United vs Watford – Saturday 3pm Sean Dyche and Jurgen Klopp will go head-to-head on talkSPORT on Saturday evening Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ deals LATEST Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 22.03%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Hamza Choudhury is likely to continue in midfield against Bournemouth despite criticism for his tackle on Matt Ritchie in midweek, while Ben Chilwell might push for a first-team return.The Cherries are likely to switch back to a four-man defence and this is likely to mean a recall for Harry Wilson.Manchester City vs Brighton – Saturday 3pm We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Both clubs have injury issues to work through ahead of the match with the Saints losing Nathan Redmond, Moussa Djenepo, and Michael Obafemi this week, which could hand Sofiane Boufal a chance to impress.The visiting Red Devils, meanwhile, must do without Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial.Chelsea vs Sheffield United – Saturday 3pm – live on talkSPORT 2The Blues have no new injury concerns as manager Frank Lampard works to get things right but N’Golo Kante is unlikely to feature.Sheffield United should name the same XI as last week but John Fleck could return.Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa – Saturday 3pm latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ The Gunners should ditch their controversial diamond from last week and return to an attacking 4-2-3-1 with Alexandre Lacazette possibly playing alongside both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe.Spurs, meanwhile, could tinker with their formation too. Injury to Kyle Walker-Peters means we’re likely to see either Eric Dier or Moussa Sissoko at full-back or wing-back.The former is most likely as Tanguy Ndombele has been ruled out of the match, while Jan Vertonghen could return following Davinson Sanchez’s poor start to the campaign.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ West Ham could be unchanged against Norwich after their win over Watford last week, while Norwich could opt for the same line-up too after they gave Chelsea a real scare at Stamford Bridge.Burnley vs Liverpool – Saturday 5:30pm – live on talkSPORT An injury crisis could cause Steve Bruce some problems but he’s hoping Joelinton and Miguel Almiron will be able to start. Elsewhere, Ciaran Clark and Javier Manquillo could profit from injuries to Matt Ritchie and Emil Krafth.Watford could select new signing Ismaila Sarr after a midweek League Cup cameo but Javi Gracia tends not to tinker too much so a recall for Roberto Pererya, in place of Tom Cleverley, might be the only change.West Ham United vs Norwich – Saturday 3pm Jamie O’Hara thinks Mauricio Pochettino will leave Spurs this seasonIt’s promising to be a brilliant GameDay but who will be starting for every club across the weekend?Here at talkSPORT.com we’ve taken the early team news and predicted each team’s XI 21 on target targets Sean Dyche is another manager who doesn’t like to tinker but and injury to Johann Gudmundsson could see Aaron Lennon enter his XI.Liverpool, meanwhile, remain without Alisson and should keep Adrian between the sticks. Alterations may be made in central midfield but are hard to predict with Jurgen Klopp in charge.Everton vs Wolverhampton Wanderers – Sunday 2pm puAlex Iwobi is pushing to replace Bernard in the starting XI for Everton, while Jean-Philippe Gbamin is absent with a long-term injury.Wolves may revert to their usual XI after changes last week, which were key as they battle for a spot in the Europa League group stage.Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur – Sunday 4pm Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Somehow, we’re already at the fourth game of the new Premier League season and it’s proving to be quite the campaign.Only Liverpool haven’t dropped points, so far, with all their rivals, at the very least, drawing one match. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Having stunned Manchester United last week, Roy Hodgson might well stick to his starting XI, while Villa boss Dean Smith might do similar at Selhurst Park.Leicester City vs Bournemouth – Saturday 3pm Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti
Andy Murray was defeated in straight sets by Kyle Edmund in the second round at Eastbourne on Wednesday as he continues his comeback from serious injury.The Scot was up against the man who has replaced him as British number one and the 23-year old’s victory showed how much progress he has made during Murray’s enforced absence.Edmund’s 6-4 6-4 victory made him the first Brit to defeat Murray since Tim Henman in 2006.The match was only Murray’s third since he made his return to competitive action after a hip injury cost him almost a year of his career. He lost to Nick Kyrgios at Queen’s but beat Stan Wawrinka in straight sets on Monday to set up the meeting with Edmund. Murray has yet to commit to appearing at Wimbledon and there were no definite answers on show as he got through another testing physical challenge but found inconsistencies in his game. A double fault gave Edmund an early break and while there were several aces, Murray’s serve was lacking. Edmund’s power was too much for Murray to handle on occasion and it was no surprise when he wrapped up the first set.In the second, Edmund surged to a 5-2 lead but Murray rallied to narrow it to 5-4 but Edmund stepped up to secure two match points and a passing shot gave him progress to the next round.
19 Washington County girls will be featured in the Miss Washington County Teen and Queen Pageant’s this weekend — Friday and Sunday nights at 7p at the Salem Middle School.These events, along with the annual parade, baby contest and horseshoe pitching contest – kick off the 2019 Washington County Fair. Friday’s night’s Teen event kicks off at 7p. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children 6-12. This is the 60th Annual Queen Pageant and will be celebrated by a past queen luncheon on Saturday afternoon at Christie’s on the Square. According to Pageant Coordinator Becky Deweese there are 8 contestants for the teen pageant and 11 Queen candidates. Miss Washington County Teen CandidatesThe Queen Pageant begins at 7p Sunday night at the Salem Middle School. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 6-12.Girls in both contests will have coffee containers at the event for the public to “vote” by donating money for a “People’s Choice” winner. Each winner for the Teen and Queen will receive half the money in her container. The rest of the proceeds will go to the pageant organization to fund items for next year’s pageants and also for various items for this year’s court. Washington County Queen CandidatesOther events this weekend —