Kerr backs Oluoch despite Sharks howler

first_imgBut, a mistake of their own saw them lose 2-1, Ivorian Ephraim Guikan wiping the blushes off his keeper’s face with a second half winner.And Kerr, who walked straight to the pitch at the half-time whistle seething with anger after the expensive error, seemed to have calmed down at full time with three points in the bag and backed his number one to retain his shirt for the next match.“I am glad Boniface conceded that goal because he’s better than that. It’s a mistake which he didn’t mean to commit. He will learn from that and get better. In the second half, he had a fantastic performance and made a good save to keep it 2-1,” the tactician said after the match.He followed that up on his official Twitter feed where he re-affirmed his faith in the shot-stopper, complete with a photo captioned ‘my number one’.The coach admitted to being frustrated with the performance of his team especially after Sharks had equalized via Oluoch’s howler, but he noted he had to rotate his team so as to build on his depth and give everyone an equal chance to perform.Gor Mahia players walking out of the pitch during half time during their Kenyan Premier League match against Kariobangi Sharks on February 25, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I don’t know what’s going through the players’ minds. The trip from Equatorial Guinea two days to the game obviously didn’t help us much. In the first half we are cruising at 1-0 then all over sudden we want to do difficult things with the ball instead of keeping it simple,” lamented the coach.He also attributed some of the questionable performances to nerves with most of the players fielded on Sunday earning rare chances to start.“Credit to the guys and I hope they see now how my standards are and how their standards should be.” The coach added.Gor went second in the Kenyan Premier League standings after the nervy 2-1 win, sitting on nine points, one short of leaders Mathare United who have played a match more.The record 16-time league champions will have an opportunity to return to the summit on Wednesday when they play their match in hand against former champions Tusker FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr issuing instructions to his charges during their KPL match against Kariobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 25, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says he still trusts goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch 100 percent despite his howler against Kariobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday.Sharks were in line for a valuable point and probably all three after Oluoch let a simple harmless freekick from Bolton Omwenga spill between his legs to tie the game 1-1 at the break.last_img read more

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Reavis urges league to look at ‘lopsidedness,’ says Magnolia drew ‘short end’ of stick

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Debates will rage on even after the celebrations die down. Did June Mar Fajardo commit an offensive foul on Marc Barroca after a crucial Magnolia error? More importantly, was Jio Jalalon fouled when he missed an easy undergoal stab? Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said his prized guard feels he was hit on the play.Reavis, the 17-year veteran, also pointed out how Fajardo emerged from the physical encounter with no foul slapped on him.“Hats off to San Miguel, I don’t take anything from them, but I just think hopefully the league really looks into what happened tonight. There was a lot of lopsidedness,” he said.“I don’t know how June Mar plays the whole game and has zero fouls when it’s clear he does foul. There’s no player that plays a perfect game and they don’t foul. I just don’t understand why he doesn’t get fouls called on him. I think it’s not fair,” said Reavis, owner of 11 PBA championships. “I think the obvious that needs to be looked at and needs to be dealt with it because it’s happening too much and it’s too obvious. Something needs to be done about that,” he added. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting His officiating rant even went beyond the calls. He also called out referees’ reactions to a wrong whistle.“And every time we ask about certain things going on on the court, all we get is ‘sorry’ or ‘my fault.’ But ‘my fault’ doesn’t help us. The damage is done, so sorry doesn’t help. Hopefully, something can be done about that and they can get better at doing their jobs,” Reavis added.“I think that it’s frustrating for us as athletes to put that much work in for it to be taken away from us and then being told sorry afterward because it’s taken away. That’s the frustrating part.” This wasn’t the first time Reavis touched on foul calls in the series. In a previous interview with a few reporters in Game 6, the Filipino-American also hinted on referees giving Fajardo a lot of leeway down low.“I’m trying to learn from June Mar. I don’t know how he could survive the whole game and only get one foul. I guess I just have to watch the tapes and see what he’s doing and do whatever he’s doing to not get any fouls,” he said last Sunday.Fajardo had zero fouls in Game 7. Magnolia, on the other hand, was called for a total of 22, 12 drawn by the five-time Most Valuable Player. Reavis, after committing five fouls in Game 6, fouled out in Game 7. “It’s hard because I think he gets away with everything. He’s allowed to push us and we can’t touch him,” Reavis said of defending Fajardo. “You can’t touch him, it’s obvious. But he’s allowed to elbow us and grab us and do all these things and I just think it’s not fair.”“[The players] put so much work in, we expect better than that from our officials. This is Game 7; this is the Finals. This is supposed to be the best of the best,” he said. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Cherry Rondina gets confidence boost from younger teammates as UST looks to recover MANILA, Philippines–Magnolia’s grizzled big man Rafi Reavis didn’t mince words when he was asked about a culmination to a long battle that he felt should have been a “player’s game.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s supposed to be!” he said. “That’s what we thought if they’d just let us play. But obviously, that wasn’t the case.”“[The game] went down the wire; it was anybody’s ball game but we all know who got the short end of the stick,” he added, alluding to Game 7’s officiating. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I’d rather lose 4-0 than to lose this way. But hey, there’s nothing we can do about it. We’re players, we leave all that other stuff up to whoever takes charge of how the games are called.”The Hotshots led by as many as 17 points in a Game 7 many deemed improbable if only because Magnolia’s lineup pales in comparison to the Beermen’s lavish roster. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View commentslast_img read more

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Chris Tucker Partners With Prostate Cancer Foundation During National Minority Health Month

first_imgThe Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) announced today that actor, comedian and humanitarian Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) will join its National Minority Health Month initiative as a spokesperson to raise awareness about the significant disparities that exist between men of African descent and other ethnicities as well as raise awareness about risk factors associated with the disease.CHRIS TUCKER PARTNERS WITH THE PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATIONThe PCF, along with Tucker, is encouraging men to “Know the Numbers” by visiting pcf.org/knowthenumbers to view and download a series of important stats and vital information every man of African descent should know.Each year, three million men in the U.S. battle prostate cancer – one in nine will be diagnosed. African-American men are 74% more likely to develop prostate cancer in their early 50s and 2.4 times more likely to die of the disease. There are a number of factors contributing to this issue including access to quality medical care, issues of physician mistrust and genetic predisposition. Data also shows that black men are less likely to be advised about cancer screenings and less likely to undergo surgery or chemotherapy.“It was shocking for me to learn that African-American men have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic group in the U.S. for most cancers and that prostate cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer among veterans,” said Chris Tucker. “It’s imperative that the black community understand the risks and do as much as possible to increase their chances of surviving or even better, preventing the disease by making certain lifestyle changes.”This is one of the most important problems PCF is addressing in global oncology,” said Jonathan Simons, MD, PCF’s President and CEO. “PCF is devoted to tackling these alarming disparities. We are doubling down on cutting-edge research and forging new partnerships to solve the most lethalforms of prostate cancer and to identify causes of why African-American men are disproportionally impacted by aggressive disease.”The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised more than $745 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at nearly 200 cancer centers and universities. The PCF global research enterprise now extends to 19 countries. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer. For more information, visit www.pcf.org.last_img read more

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COUNTRYSINGING NOVA SCOTIA TWEEN HEADED TO DOLLYWOOD FOR AWARDS SHOW

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Xuan Trzebiatowski, 11, loves to sing country music and Dolly Parton is her idol. (Photo by Maria Weigl) Now, just a year after taking the stage at the Fox Mountain Country Music Festival in Aylesford, N.S., for the first time, she’s headed a little farther afield.Trzebiatowski is nominated for three awards at the Josie Music Awards, which are to be held in Tennessee in September: world artist, junior artist of the year and junior vocalist.The nods at the awards show for independent artists of all genres come after a whirlwind year for the young artist. She’s spent that time teaching herself guitar and performing at 20 local country jams. And in March, the tween won her first award for female vocalist of the year from the North America Country Music Associations International.But the Josies have a special significance for Trzebiatowski: they’re taking place at Dollywood, the theme park owned by one of her music idols.In this Aug. 21, 2013 file photo, Dolly Parton speaks during a news conference in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (Amy Smotherman Burgess/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)In fact, she noted, the first time she took the stage, she sang one of Dolly Parton’s songs: “Silver and Gold” off of the 1991 album “Eagle When She Flies.”“I feel like Dolly has a different style from the other artists when she sings,” Trzebiatowski said. “But I do enjoy all kinds of country music, I just really like Dolly’s way of country music.”Trzebiatowski first started listening to country music with her parents, who say they’re happy to see their daughter chasing her passion.And as she racks up experience singing on stage, Trzebiatowski is also starting to learn how to write her own songs.“I’m just sticking to doing covers but sometimes I just jot down a little sentence,” she said. “I met some song writers and I’ve asked them, ‘how do you write a good song?’ and they say just jot little sentences down and in the future you’ll think ‘Oh I can write something out of this’ so I listened to that.”Trzebiatowski and her parents are hosting a fundraiser on July 28 at the Nine Mile River Community Centre in East Hants, N.S., to raise money for her trip to the awards ceremony in September.And when she gets to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., she’s holding out hope that she’ll run into Parton.“I would be, like, really excited and I’d be jumping around and squealing,” Trzebiatowski said. “I would also ask her if she would like to write a song with me.”By Olivia Blackmore ~ The Canadian Press Facebook Twittercenter_img HANTS COUNTY, N.S. — After watching others sing at a Nova Scotia country music festival nearly every year of her life, 11-year-old Xuan Trzebiatowski decided in 2018 that she was no longer satisfied just watching.“I think a lot of the time people would see me and my brother playing around in the campground and I just thought people (would think) it was very sweet,” the Elmsdale, N.S., native said. “I was actually good at that kind of music so I decided to get up on stage.” Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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The Tuscaloosa County jury in charge of Michael Be

first_imgThe Tuscaloosa County jury in charge of Michael Belcher’s fate has made their decision: Death.That unanimous verdict was handed down this afternoon to Belcher, 34, of Centreville. Belcher was convicted of capital murder Thursday for the 2015 killing of Samantha Payne.But Belcher’s fate is not yet decided, as Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge Brad Almond is considering that recommendation when he decides Belcher’s sentence next month.It’s the first time in a decade Tuscaloosa County has sought the death penalty on someone in a trial.––FOLLOW THE TRIAL: Two Arrested for Capital Murder After Body Found Monday: Nov. 10, 2015Body Found in Forest Identified – Two Charged in Murder: Nov. 11, 2015Two New Arrests in Samantha Payne Case: Nov. 13, 2015Payne Murder Suspects Attend Preliminary Hearing: Dec. 23, 2015Two More Facing Murder Charges in Heinous 2015 Killing: May 21, 2018Man Pleads Guilty With Possibility of Parole in 2015 Murder of Samantha Payne: Nov. 6, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Witnesses Testify, Trial Continues Tuesday: Nov. 9, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Man Who Pleaded Guilty Testifies: Nov. 13, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Woman Who Pleaded Guilty Testifies Against Two on Trial: Nov. 14, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Jury Will Reconvene to Settle on Verdict: Nov. 16, 20182 on Trial in Samantha Payne Murder Found Guilty: Nov. 19, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Two Sentenced to 30 Years for Kidnapping, Murder: Dec. 17, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Last Defendant on Trial Facing Death Penalty: March 11, 2019Samantha Payne Trial: Calls Reveal Belcher Wanted Letters Sent to Another Defendant: March 12, 2019Samantha Payne Trial: Forensics Expert, Medical Examiner Give Insight on 2015 Murder: March 13, 2019Samantha Payne Trial: Michael Belcher Found Guilty of Capital Murder: March 15, 2019last_img read more

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