England bound – Sunshine Girls look to bounce back against old foes

first_img The Jamaicans will be joined by captain Malysha Kelly and Vangelee Williams, from Australia and England respectively, where they play club competition. A full-strength Jamaican team is expected for the traditionally fierce match-ups and national coach Minneth Reynolds said she is expecting a much better performance this time around. “We are going out there to compete at our best, and if our best is good enough, then we can be victorious. Our shortcoming was in attack and with the inclusion of Jhaniele Fowler-Reid and Paula Thompson we should be able to compete much better than we did in New Zealand,” she assessed. Other squad members include; Stacian Facey, Adean Thomas, Shamera Sterling, Khadijah Williams, Shantal Slater. Under-21 players Hasana Williams and Carla-lee Tinglin are also included in the squad. “I am hoping to take my time and play the ball, and play my own game and prove myself on the court,” said Williams, 17-year-old from the Queen’s School. Tinglin, an 18-year-old University of the West Indies student is also looking forward to the experience. “I have always had this dream, didn’t know it would come so early though, but the Lord knows best and I will be giving it my all,” Tinglin said. NEW ADDITIONS Netball Jamaica President Dr Paula Daley-Morris is expecting the Sunshine Girls to put recent disappointments behind them and fight to defeat hosts England in their three-match international test series, slated for November 29 to December 4. Ten members of the national team, their management and coaching staff departed Netball House, located in Barbican, yesterday for the Norman Manley International Airport. According to the president, the team is targeting improvements following their recent 3-0 loss to number two ranked New Zealand. The Jamaicans also had a dismal Fast5 World Netball Series showing in Australia, winning two games against lower-ranked teams and losing four. “Well, we are hoping to improve on our performance from the other tours. We definitely need to improve, so that’s the plan,” she outlined. Daley-Morris, describing her team as a mix of youth and experience, feels they will be equipped to take on third-ranked England at home. The Sunshine girls are ranked fourth, behind Australia, New Zealand and England, respectively. “I am confident that it’s going to be fierce in terms of competition,” said the president. “Higher-ranked England? Listen, that is a matter of which year you are talking about, we are equally ranked, no fears, no. I am sure they are more fearful than we are, they have a lot more to lose,” she reasoned. Jamaica will be bolstered by the return of senior ace shooter, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid and Paula Thompson, while goal shooter Shanice Beckford will be hoping to continue her good run from New Zealand.last_img read more

PH determined to surpass one gold medal finish in 2014 Asian Games

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Anything better than the previous performance of the Philippines in the Asian Games can be considered an achievement for the national team.Coming off from a single gold medal in the 2014 Incheon Games, Philippine chef de mission Richard Gomez said Filipino athletes bound for the 18th edition of the continental sportsfest in Indonesia would be all out in surpassing that output.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “We know very well that the level of competition in the Asian Games is very high. It’s the second largest multisport event in the world, next to the Olympics,’’ said Gomez.“If we can win a few gold medals then that would be a big accomplishment for the national team,’’ said the famed actor-sportsman and president of the Philippine Fencing Association.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’According to Gomez, Filipino athletes from combat sports have a high probability of landing the gold, specifically jiujitsu, taekwondo, judo and boxing.“They’re doing well based on their international exposures and training. We’ll see,’’ said Gomez. MOST READ The Philippines captured only one gold medal in 2014 courtesy of BMX rider Daniel Caluag, who will be back to defend his title during the Aug. 18-Sept. 2 Games set in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.“The wish of every (Philippine Olympic Committee) leader is to perform better than the last. We’re just hoping and praying that we will have a great performance in the coming Games,’’ said Gomez.“It will be painful if we don’t a have gold, so anything better than one gold is definitely better than the last,’’ he added.ADVERTISEMENT For Arwind Santos, boos from Ginebra fans mean ‘I love you’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

More witnesses needed in Five Cays killing of Filipino

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Dec 2015 – Police say they want and need more witnesses to piece together the killing on Sunday night at the Bryant Cox apartment complex in Five Cays. A 46 year old man of the Philippines was pronounced dead at 9:32pm on December 27 after some kind of confrontation. No identity of the man is released as yet by Police, who say they want to be sure the family is well informed first. There is still no clarity either on what kind of injuries the 46 year old, who reportedly worked for Bishop Bryant Cox, received but the hospital yesterday confirmed that both men who were rushed to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center had multiple wounds. The second man is a 38 year old also employed with Pastor Cox and who was initially said to be in critical condition. The hospital confirmed multiple wounds but that the victim was released after being treated; it was not stated whether the injury was caused by knife or gun by the authorities. Both weapons are named in some accounts to Magnetic Media. A police press statement says they appreciate the cooperation so far in the probe, but that investigations are ongoing and more information is welcomed. Magnetic Media learned of the incident at Bryant Cox apartments around 9pm on Sunday. Filipino killing still a mystery; hospital confirms multiple wounds Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Karen Delancy, former Cabinet Minister in Michael Misick regime takes the witness stand in SIPT trials Related Items:bryant cox, filipino, witness Home invasion leaves one Filipino dead; another hospitalizedlast_img read more

Death toll tops 100 in fight for key Yemen port medics

first_imgAFP File PhotoThe battle for a major rebel-controlled port in Yemen has left more than 100 soldiers and insurgents dead in less than a week, medics and military sources said Saturday.Yemeni forces are fighting to close in on the Red Sea port of Hodeida, the main conduit for humanitarian supplies into a country where 22 million people are in dire need of food aid.Medics in the southern Aden governorate, where the Yemeni government is based, said they had received the bodies of 52 people, including 20 soldiers, between Friday and Saturday, bringing the toll to at least 110 killed in clashes since Wednesday.The remainder appeared to be rebels, the medics said.Speaking on condition of anonymity, a source in the pro-government military coalition said on Saturday the Huthi rebels had ambushed a military convoy in the coastal district of al-Durayhmi in Hodeida governorate.Loyalist fighters, backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, last week announced they had launched an operation to enter Hodeida city and seize the rebel-held port.Hodeida lies 230 kilometres from the capital Sanaa, which the Iran-backed Huthis seized in 2014, prompting a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen the following year.The campaign, which continues to this day, aims to restore power to the internationally recognised government of exiled president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.The Saudi-led coalition accuses the rebels of using Hodeida as a launchpad for attacks on shipping in the Red Sea and for smuggling in rockets.The insurgents have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against neighbouring Saudi Arabia.Nearly 10,000 people have been killed since the coalition launched its military campaign in Yemen in March 2015.More than 2,200 others have died from cholera and millions are on the verge of famine in what the United Nations says is the world’s gravest humanitarian crisis.The UN warned last week that any operation aimed at seizing Hodeida would disrupt the entry of aid shipments to Yemen, 70 per cent of which flow through the rebel-held port.last_img read more