THE merciless Pouderoyen team oblitherated the Wales United 6-2 as the NAMILCO U-17 football tournament organised by the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) continued.Keanu Lawrence was the chief destroyer, scoring in the 6th, 22nd, 24th, 30th and 90th for his side, while Devin Gaskin slotted home in the 80th.from L-R Pouderoyen scorers, Keanu Lawrence and Devin GaskinWales United, however, was not about to let the game go scoreless on their part as Andrew Sookram and Telbert Baptiste scored in the 42nd and 50th.Meanwhile, Eagles FC beat Den Amstel 4-2, with a double from FC Eagles scorers Ronaldo Macey, who scored a double (4th and 75th) while Glanray Duncan (32nd) and Adrain Adelph (60th) making good their claims.Den Amstel on the other hand had Anthony Benn(59th) and Ruben Dainty(68) scoring.In the other scheduled game, both Jetty Gunners and Uitvlugt failed to show up with neither team earning any points.There was also a walk-over for the Golden Warriors team after the Crane Rovers failed to show up for the game.
Community reaction to The Village at USC, a residential and recreational plaza planned to replace USC-owned property north of Jefferson Boulevard, was mixed at an open house at the Galen Center Thursday.Cardinal Gardens, Century Apartments, the current University Village and other surrounding buildings will be torn down to construct a center that aims to modernize the area. The Village will include student housing, shops, restaurants and green space, according to its website.Community members attended an open house at the Galen Center Thursday for The Village at USC. – Engie Salama | Daily Trojan“The primary goal is to really enhance and improve the quality of life while we are living and going to school at USC,” said David Galaviz, executive director of local government relations for The Village. “We really want to create the best college culture for current and incoming students and we feel The Village can assist in that.”The plans for the center designate 300,000 square feet for classroom, artistic and presentation space, which Galaviz said is intended to improve the academic atmosphere. Additional housing in The Village for students, faculty and staff is intended to encourage students to informally meet with their professors in new locations.USC plans to furnish the reinvented Jefferson Boulevard with more lighting and possibly build a Dept. of Public Safety substation within the center. The Village will also be closed off from cars, allowing protected transportation on the walkways or bike lanes.Residents shared different attitudes toward USC’s expected redevelopment of Jefferson Boulevard.Silvio Aguilar, who has lived west of campus for 28 years, said he wants to still be able to shop at The Village, as he currently buys groceries at Superior Grocers.“I don’t know if it will be good for the community or just for students,” Aguilar said. “I am still not sure [after the presentation] if the businesses are going to be at the right price level for community members. We’ll just have to see.”Some students also expressed concern regarding the type of stores that will be in the plaza.“The most useful things for students would be clothing stores, restaurants and a better movie theater,” said Sydney Laux, a senior majoring in theatre. “But if they only cater to high-end students, they will lose community support and involvement because it will be too expensive.”Jean Smith, who has lived in the area for more than 40 years, said she was excited for the potential new stores.The university launched a website this month detailing plans for The Village at USC, a residential and shopping plaza. – Photo courtesy of USC“They said they’re building a bookstore. Now, I have to drive all the way to Del Amo [Fashion Center],” Smith said. “It’ll be great if I don’t have to go all the way to Torrance if I just want to buy a book for my daughter.”She also said she is happy with the proposed plan overall.“The traffic on Hoover Street can be dangerous [for pedestrians] and shutting down the street will make it a lot safer,” Smith said. “[The Village] is a good thing because it will bring jobs to the community and keep kids on campus.”The Village intends to accommodate the community’s financial interests by providing an estimated 8,000 jobs in construction and 4,000 permanent positions.Its completion will take at least eight years. Construction will tentatively begin in mid-2012, according to The Village website.The progress of the project can be followed on The Village at USC’s twitter and website.“The Village will only be successful if we have a mix of students and those from the surrounding community involved,” Galaviz said.
Host nation France will take on Romania in the opening game of the tournament.The Group A clash at the Stade de France will kick-off at 8pm. Meanwhile, the Ireland team have been handed the day off.Manager Martin O’Neill has decided to cancel today’s scheduled training session in order to give his squad some extra recovery time ahead of Monday’s Group D showdown with Sweden.Jonathan Walters remains the main fitness concern for the Irish management.
1 Hull captain Michael Dawson celebrates his winning goal against Liverpool Liverpool saw their slim Champions League hopes reduced to a flicker as Michael Dawson’s first half header handed relegation threatened Hull City a crucial 1-0 victory at the KC Stadium.With top four rivals Manchester United beaten by Everton on Sunday, a win would have seen the Reds move to within four points of their rivals.But they failed to take advantage of United’s slip, as the more determined Tigers managed to hold on to a slim win to take a big step closer to top flight survival.Brendan Rodgers’ side had a host of chances to score in the first half but none really troubled Steve Harper in the Hull net, with Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and Mario Balotelli all firing straight at the veteran goalkeeper.The hosts proved a threat on the break and they took full advantage of Liverpool’s apparent lack of fire and concentration when a rapid surge up field resulted in a well taken goal from former Tottenham captain Dawson, the former Tottenham captain sending a thumping header past Simon Mignolet to leaves the Tigers four points clear of the drop zone.Liverpool, meanwhile, remain in fifth and look set for Europa League football next season.Build up to the game was dominated by reports of a mass boycott from Liverpool fans over inflated ticket prices, and the supporters who stayed at home will be glad they did, with their side looking directionless at times.The visitors were on the back foot from the start, with Hull unlucky not to take an early lead when in-form striker Dame N’Doye sent a free header straight at Mignolet after clever wing play from the lively Sone Aluko.Coutinho was again the Merseysiders’ most lively attacking outlet and the Brazilian was first to test Harper, smashing a volley straight at the shot-stopper after Jordon Ibe cleverly dummied Henderson’s corner.Having little luck through a packed midfield, most of the Reds’ best chances came from out wide where they put the pace of Raheem Sterling and Ibe to good use.Balotelli, who started for the second successive game, was quiet on the whole but did go close with an audacious backheel shot which took Harper by surprise but failed to beat the former Newcastle man.But the three-man defence of Liverpool were vulnerable on the counter and Hull went close with two chances in quick succession which forced Mignolet into a fine double save, first parrying Jake Livermore’s header before he and Glen Johnson combined to clear Sone Aluko’s follow up off the line.It was brilliant play from the Belgian, but he was soon picking the ball out of his net when Dawson took a step off his marker, the daydreaming Martin Skrtel, before heading Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross into the top corner to send the KC Stadium into raptures.Goalscoring opportunities dried up after the break until Liverpool suddenly sparked to life with 30 minutes to play.Coutinho was again the instigator as he threaded a lovely pass through to Henderson, who chested the ball down but saw his volleyed effort saved, with skipper going close moments later but again his thumping shot was well gathered by Harper.Liverpool once again suffered without the injured Daniel Sturridge and the ineffective Balotelli made way for Rickie Lambert on 65 minutes, though the former Southampton man didn’t fare much better.Hull mustered a handful of half chances in the closing stages, with Robbie Brady going close from a corner and Tom Huddlestone firing just wide, but the hosts remained fairly untroubled until the referee finally blew the final whistle.
JACKSONMEDIATV has put together this fantastic video package on the day Glenties bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. It appears they were pipped in their bid by Bandon, who had two hundred more leprechauns on show on St Patrick’s Day.Well done Glenties! There’s always next year.And enjoy the video. DDTV: VIDEO OF THAT REMARKABLE GLENTIES LEPRECHAUN RECORD BID was last modified: March 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:DDTV: VIDEO OF THAT REMARKABLE GLENTIES LEPRECHAUN RECORD BID