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Comment Cedric Soares joined Arsenal on loan from Southampton in January (Picture: Getty)Cedric Soares could leave Arsenal without having a played a single match for his current club amid a contract stand-off. The experienced Portugal international joined the Gunners on loan from Southampton in January. Soares passed a medical despite a pre-existing knee injury and although he is closing in on a return to full fitness his short-term future remains uncertain.Soares’ current contract expires at the end of the month when he is due to return to his parent club. The coronavirus pandemic means the current season has been extended to the end of July but the full-back is yet to sign a deal that would cover him for that period. AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 28-year-old returned to first team training last week wearing a protective mask but he failed to feature in either of the recent friendlies against Charlton and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTSoares was orginially signed as cover for Hector Bellerin who had struggled to recapture his best form following nearly a year out with a knee injury. Mikel Arteta was forced to play Sokratis Papastathopoulos as a makeshift right-back on occasion with Ainsley Maitland-Niles having dropped down the pecking order. Advertisement Advertisement Cedric Soares could leave Arsenal without making a single appearance Metro Sport ReporterFriday 12 Jun 2020 10:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Cedric Soares was signed as cover for Hector Bellerin (Picture: Getty)According to Goal, Arsenal paid Southampton a loan fee of just under £1million for Soares and agreed to cover his wages, believed to be around £65,000 a week, for the rest of the campaign.At the time of signing the right-back, Gunners technical director Edu said: ‘I know he is a player who plays with absolute full commitment and energy. We are all looking forward to going into the last stages of the season with Cedric as part of the club.’Arsenal are not the only club faced with this predicament. At Chelsea both Pedro and Willian are hesitant to sign short-term deals and risk injury which would jeopardise a future transfer, while at Bournemouth Ryan Fraser, who has been offered to Arsenal, is following suit.MORE: Bernd Leno rates Arsenal’s top-four chances ahead of Manchester City clashMORE: Gael Clichy explains why he left Arsenal to join Manchester City
EntertainmentLocalNews Black Ryno to Feature at May Fest 2011 by: – April 21, 2011 40 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share With his popular songs like Money Haffie Mek, My mama, Bend Over and Bawl out Jamaican born Artist Black Ryno will be featured at this year’s May fest on International night at the Marigot Fisheries Complex.According to a press Release from the Marigot Development Committee, the Jamaica Artist who has topped the reggae and dancehall charts was once part of the Vybz Kartel led-Portmore Empire, was reputed to be one of the self proclaimed Gaza President , Kartel.The event which will form part of the May Fest activities is carded for Sunday May 1st 2011. The Community of Marigot will be hosting this annual event for the 5th year. News Reporter: Grace HendersonDominica Vibes News Tweet Share
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Says Stephan Sookram“HAVING witnessed the first-ever Georgetown Grand Prix, organised by GT Motorsports last week, one cannot invariably deny that there is an abundance of talent here.Side by side, Stephen Vieira (kart 27) battles Ravi Singh of Trinidad and Tobago. (NLightimaging photo)It can be found in as young as a six-year-old.But for those in the sport field, the problem never was talent, the problem was always developing it, allowing it to grow and to train using the right avenues to turn raw product into international greatness.And clearly, we’ve been going about it the wrong way, well at least we in Guyana.You see, being versed in racing for most of my life and having the benefit of touring the Caribbean Islands have shown me one thing: that most Caribbean racers rely on their machines to produce their winnings, and not on their actual talent.Now I know a lot of them may take offence to this and they do have a right to, but I do hope they understand that this piece is not meant to offend them in any way, but rather to encourage them to hone their craft; to shy away from the ‘big money spending’ and focus a little more on ‘the man behind the wheel’.I’m not saying that they aren’t any competitors who rely on their skill to rack up race wins, but if there were some way to bring those machines onto a level playing field in terms of horsepower or spendable dollars, you’d get a better picture.Here’s where people like GT Motorsports and events like the Georgetown Grand Prix come in.Rather than going out and buying the latest European machine purposely built for Saloon/Sedan racing, the folks at GT Motorsports have made fun racing as simple as providing a Kart that lines up alongside a grid of equally similar ones for close races.What you, as drivers need to do, is to master the art of the machine and use it for what it is.Not by swapping out those ‘slow’ parts for their faster components or by strapping on an unholy sized turbo charger for erratic amounts of power; but rather by firstly understanding the fundamentals of how the machine works and why it works that way and then taking all of that into consideration when attempting to race.And the moment we start understanding this, we can obviously say that we are moving in the path of developing a more skilled brand of racing. This is not to say that there are members in the current crop who are not skilled; nor is it to say that the crème de le crème exists within the 82 000 square miles that is Guyana.BUT BACK TO THE INTENDED TOPICYou see, at last Friday night’s event, five interesting classes of racing were birthed locally. They were the 60cc Sunburst Kids Cup, the 125cc Juniors and Seniors and the Honda Power four-stroke Light and Heavy classes (I’d subtly recommend that those later four names be re-fashioned into something less confusing but at the moment, that isn’t an issue).The 60cc Sunburst Kids Cup was a refreshing sight to my mind, that kids from as young as six can hop into a kart and have competitive, wheel to wheel action and understand that racing is a non-to-minimal contact sport and not a full contact as is sometimes portrayed.It was a four-member race and I was reliably informed that the number is likely to grow; a warming thought for the future. Even more warming was the fact that one of the racers was female.The 125 Seniors and Juniors tried to focus on the same capacity of engine (most ran the IAME engines) but was split by age group. I can only assume this was to ensure that their growth is taken in phases. I saw this as a great venture for those parents whose children needed a bit more responsibility than the 60cc machines but were not ready for the power of a shifter kart.And then there was the four-stroke Honda-powered class. This saw a lot of the current crop of racers involved, a pleasing sight considering that they are beginning to understand the importance of being better drivers and not relying on better parts.Its separation hinged also on the weight of the driver.What each of the classes showed me was that there was something there for everyone – for those to develop racing skills and a love for the sport; for those who love the sport and need to understand it and for those who have skills but need to hone it.At the end of the day, win or lose, the idea is to have a better, cleaner and hopefully less ‘incidental’ brand of racing translate from karts to cars and bikes and the advent of these classes can only aid that.And only those who understand the importance of this will participate; and in hindsight, I hope the list of competitors grows.”
A Twenty one-year-old National football player has been living with HIV since he was 17-years-old, and now he wants to find a way to break the news to his teammates of his status. However, as much as he believes it’s the right thing to do, he fears being discriminated against, simply because football in Guyana isn’t welcoming to his ‘type’.To protect his identity, Chronicle Sport will refer to the player as ‘John’.When ‘John’ was 17, he was invited by some friends to party, but, what he didn’t know was that he was being set-up by his friends. John was raped, repeatedly by a group of men.“My mother use to ensure that my life was just about school and football, nothing else. I never got the chance to really socialize and so on, but then, mom decided to leave the country for a quick spin and asked that I stay with a family member for the period of time” John said.“I went with my friends to this party in Kitty, they said it will be fun and I should learn the streets, because I was mommy boy. To make a long story short, I remember being undressed by some men, and got up feeling sore in my a**” John said, in relating his gruesome ordeal with some men he deemed as homosexuals.The talented player, who represented Guyana at the youth level, including twice at the Inter Guiana Games (IGG), said football is an escape from the ‘noise’ around him. In fact, he said it was football which helped him to cope with abuse at home, suffered at the hands of his father who would also beat his mother to a pulp whenever the two would have an argument.“My father was the cruelest man I’ve ever met. He use to kick my mom, one time, he hit her with a hammer, and I thought she died that night. But it was a norm in the ghetto, no one came to help. My father died and I never asked why, I didn’t cry and my mother kept me under her wing because I was all she had until my sister came along” John related in an emotional interview.John’s story was substantiated by his mother and his counsellor, with both women claiming that despite a report being made about the incident of rape, nothing was ever done.The player, who features for one of Georgetown’s popular football clubs, said he tried not to relate his story to anyone about being raped by men, since people would say he’s gay, “but I’m not. I am not homophobic, but I don’t endorsed that kind of life-style, which is why that day still haunts me and If wasn’t for football, my mother and some really, really close family and my counsellor, I would’ve been dead by now because I attempted to take my life a few times.”FINDING OUT BEING HIV POSITIVEAlmost a year after the incident, John fell ill and his mother who works in the medical field, thought her son had pneumonia, “I never thought about HIV” the player’s mother revealed to Chronicle Sport, adding that she thought he probably got some other form of autoimmune disease.A trip to Georgetown Hospital would change the family’s life, after John’s blood test showed that he was HIV Positive. Several test done at a number of medical institutions in Guyana by the family didn’t change the positive result.“I can’t even explain the amount of things that went through my mind. But I never had sex before that incident and I never had sex in my life. I met a girl while studying, and I told her I had HIV and she stopped talking to me” John said.SCARED OF DISCRIMINATION“Football is my life, understand, there’s nothing that brings me more joy right now other than playing football, even if it’s on my PlayStation but right now, we are searching for ways to come out; come out and tell my teammates ‘hey, I’m HIV Positive’, but I know this game and how unwelcoming it is to people who aren’t seen as normal, be it sexual orientation or their health.”There has never been a player in Guyana who came out publicly or even hinted to his teammates that he’s HIV positive, but, there have been of highly speculated instances of players who died as a result of contracting the virus.Reports are prevalent from outside of Guyana, where players lose their professional contract after being tested positive, as is the case of Cameroon International Samuel Nled who, just days after signing his contract, was released by his club after his HIV results returned positive.President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde, when asked if there are provisions to deal with players like John, said “the position of the GFF is very clear when it comes to discrimination, we insist that there’s no place for it in football. I think with the case of HIV, the GFF will not stop any one from playing the beautiful game, unless concrete evidence and medical guidance. I think thanks to more tools of education, people now, unlike the old times, know how to co-exist.”However, John disagree with the GFF president, stating “there’s no education for sportsmen and women in Guyana about a lot of things, and HIV happens to be one of them. I know, in football, locally, there are no medical done on our players, clubs and the federation here don’t pay no interest into that part of the game. Take me for example, people don’t know when I was really sick, but, thanks to my mother and close family, I have my antiretroviral drugs; tenofovir, lamivudine, emtricitabine, efavirenz and other drugs that keep me well, along with eating healthy.”
The endless buffets, the hoards of reporters from across the country in one room, the excess of media availability and handful of NCAA-mandated rules were all far from what accompany a game in the Carrier Dome. They were all subplots to the madness.We witnessed firsthand arguably the biggest upset in Tournament history. We witnessed firsthand a shot that will be played on highlight reels for eternity. And while we were covering a team that most said didn’t even deserve to be in the Tournament that is now in the final 16, the biggest collapse in college basketball history and more hysteria, heroics and heartbreak spread across the country.And that’s just the first four days of the most entertaining three weeks in sports. There were veterans in St. Louis, reporters that acted like they’d seen it endless times before and they probably had. But for those who hadn’t, it now makes sense why this is called March Madness.Matt Schneidman is the Sports Editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at email@example.com or @mattschneidman. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 21, 2016 at 10:08 pm ST. LOUIS — On one screen, No. 11 seed Northern Iowa pulled away from third-seeded Texas A&M in the second half, all but etching its place as the third double-digit seed in the Sweet 16. Around the other, a cluster of reporters gathered to watch a delayed feed of the Xavier-Wisconsin game taking place right outside the media workroom at the Scottrade Center.My beat partner Jesse Dougherty and I were both fine-tuning our sidebars off Syracuse’s 25-point thrashing of Middle Tennessee State that ended some two hours prior. We were on deadline, but the group gathered around the TV slowly grew.I hopped up from my chair and saw Wisconsin point guard Bronson Koenig bringing the ball up the court with the Badgers down 63-60 and less than 15 seconds left. A deafening roar flooded from the arena into the back room while Koenig still dribbled atop the key on the screen. Sure enough, seconds later, he sunk a 3-pointer to tie the game against the second-seeded Musketeers with 11.7 seconds remaining.The deadline for our stories wasn’t too far from then, but we had to see the finish. Jesse was reluctant, his Tyler Lydon story closer to completion than mine on Tyler Roberson, but he gave in and we briskly walked around the corner and through the tunnel the teams ran through. We were instructed to watch the game with our backs against a wall so as to clear a path through the tunnel, so tip-toes were necessary to see the action.First Xavier’s Edmond Sumner was called for an offensive foul with five seconds left. Then Wisconsin inbounded the ball and called timeout with exactly two seconds on the clock as it crossed half court. A nearby arena staff member informed us that Northern Iowa and Texas A&M were in double overtime. Wait? UNI led by 12 with 44 seconds left. We were about to watch arguably the best finish of the NCAA Tournament, and we were missing a potentially monumental collapse at the same time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWe couldn’t see the players’ lower halves from our vantage point, but we were roughly 10 yards away from the nearest corner behind the 3-point line. Koenig caught the inbounds pass, secluded himself to that corner and hoisted a fadeaway 3. It didn’t even touch the rim as it dropped through the net. Koenig raised his arms and let out a yell that was drowned out by the pro-Wisconsin crowd. Staffers sprinted past us into the tunnel to begin postgame preparations. The Badgers’ bench lifted its hero in the air feet away from where we stood, Jesse’s face expressionless for a good minute before I reminded him we had stories to finish and we jogged back to our computers.And then we found out the Aggies had won. Within minutes, a buzzer-beating 3 to upset a No. 2 seed and the worst collapse in college basketball history by the Tournament’s potential Cinderella.This whole sequence, the 500 or so words preceding this sentence, spanned about 15 minutes. We spent four days in St. Louis and the madness, the same one that perfectly typifies the more common name for the NCAA Tournament, March Madness, was captured in our last hour of the 96 or so we spent half way across the country this weekend.Two days prior, Jesse and I were watching the last three games of the night, Michigan-Notre Dame, Texas-Northern Iowa and Cincinnati-St. Joseph’s. The first was tied, but the Fighting Irish pulled away for a seven-point win. Then Jesse fell asleep. With less than 20 seconds left in the second game, I pestered him until he woke up. Then Paul Jesperson etched his name in NCAA Tournament lore with a banked-in halfcourt buzzer-beater to win by three and Jesse propped himself up with his elbow, the same expressionless awe on his face.We flipped the channel seconds later, and Isaiah Miles hit a 3 to put St. Joe’s up two. Cincy stormed down the court and Octavius Ellis tied the game with a dunk at the buzzer. Or did he? The refs reviewed and ruled it no basket. Madness in less than a minute and we were lucky since I had memorized the four Missouri channel numbers that Tournament games were played on — CBS was 4, TNT 56, TBS 57 and TruTV 80.In less than 24 hours, the Orange would face off against America’s new favorite team. I watched Middle Tennessee State knock off perennial national champion Michigan State, again abandoning my story to hopefully witness history. I did that, and then saw Tom Izzo and Denzel Valentine pass by inches away, and minutes later each tear up at the podium.
Published on January 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm Contact Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse City Court Judge Robert L. Bauer on Tuesday said he will honor a five-year plea deal set by former Judge Anthony Aloi, giving former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard and his attorney Ralph Cognetti one week to accept the offer or proceed with trial.The offer is a five-year sentence and a five-year post-release supervision. Cognetti will speak with Howard, 21, and his family regarding a potential disposition that, if accepted, would end the case before the scheduled trial on Feb. 21.“If we go to trial and the jury doesn’t agree with my proposition, then my client faces the possibility of getting a lot more time than five years,” Cognetti said, referring to the maximum sentence of 25 years. “I’ve got to make a decision.”At Howard’s last pre-trial hearing on Dec. 16, Cognetti said Howard would undergo a series of medical tests to discover if he had suffered from a chronic traumatic encephalopathy (C.T.E.), the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated hits to the head. If there’s a link found between Howard’s concussion history, then the intent element of his alleged crime could be negated. In that case, “then we’ve got a tool to use either at trial or in negotiations that will perhaps get a lesser charge,” Cognetti said in December.Howard has been medically evaluated and the results of the tests will be sent to a doctor at the University of Pennsylvania for review. Cognetti said last month that he doesn’t know many concussions Howard may have suffered, but that, “it’s a hell of a lot more than one.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCognetti also said he doesn’t know exactly when he will receive the test results, which may delay the trial date. He added on Tuesday: “We’ve got a defense that’s being formed — the fact that this man has suffered quite seriously from successive concussions. We think there’s a chance that injury may have affected his ability to intentionally perform this assaultive behavior.”Howard appeared at Syracuse City Court before Bauer, who replaced Aloi. A former Syracuse defensive back, Howard was dismissed from the football team after his freshman season in 2014. He was charged with first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing Chauncey Scissum and Corey Winfield at a South Campus party in April 2016. Winfield left the program in November.Howard was indicted in May on first-degree assault charges, as well as charges of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The first-degree assault charge alleges Howard intended to cause “serious physical injury” and is punishable of up to 25 years in prison. Howard is in custody and bail will not be set.The West Genesee High School graduate was initially charged with two counts of second-degree assault.Howard is due back in court for another hearing on Jan. 24. Comments
The Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) is rebranding. Starting in 2019 it will be televised on Network television nationwide and globally. As a result, the 36th IRAWMA winners and ceremony originally set for September 30th will be revealed in conjunction with the 37th Chicago Music Awards (CMA) in February 2018.Nominations have begunCurrently through November, the reggae and world music experts are in the process of selecting the “Best of 2016/2017” nominees for the 36th IRAWMA. When the nominations ae completed, the nominees in will be released for the fans to vote for the best in all the categories.Televised broadcastThe rebranding announcement was made last week during an IRAWMA planning committee meeting. The committee is allowing adequate planning time to make the first time National TV IRAWMA broadcast one of the most coveted Awards broadcast. As a result, the team is targeting the best venue for the 37th IRAWMA. Venues in Jamaica, NY and South Florida are in consideration. The official venue will be revealed soon.Last year the event was held in the Ft Lauderdale area at The Coral Springs Center for The Arts. That landmark 35th Anniversary of IRAWMA was the 100th annual special event produced by founder – Ephraim Martin. Martin made history as the only person alive to have produced a 100th annual Event/Award/Festival.Ephraim said “the time for IRAWMA to be televised nationally is past due. It is time for the Caribbean/African business community, and those who care about the music and culture to get involved and take it to the next level. This is now happening”. When these industry leaders and others are fully in place with their commitments to take the annual IRAWMA to a greater level, Martin said he’ll be ready to step aside and just enjoy the annual Awards.