Simeone: “The team knows what we have to play”

first_imgHas the team been permanently hooked?I think that since the season began we have had ups and downs. A great start, very strong, and then we did not find regularity. Then we had another sequence of important matches until Eibar and then again lost regular results. From Granada we are pressing better, feeling much stronger and knowing what we have to play. When the team identifies the identity of this team, the path becomes more comfortable.Was there fear to think little about this match?The players were very clear that beyond the important victory against Liverpool, the first half of two games, the League is our life. The fan gets up to see how the team is doing in the league. Although the Champions League is also important, the fan wants to be as high as possible in the newspaper in the League. I saw the players very well, looking to get the best way to the game and the second half was one of the best we’ve played.Without intensity the equipment lowers a lot. How was Diego Costa?When the team plays in consequence of its records, important matches appear. Diego trained well yesterday, the doctors will explain what they need to explain later and I understood that he was not in a position to compete, but I hope that next week he will be well.With what remains of the triumph?The revelation before the adverse result and the strength to keep looking from 2-1. I think they were the reference of today’s game. How important is Koke?Talk about Koke I’ve always talked. He is our captain, our reference and the player who has been with us the most. He is very clear about what we want and what we are looking for, he has a tactical condition that does not have many players and beyond looking slow, he has a step that always knows where he is. Koke and Saul can play anywhere.Every time he leads the team the Monkey has great effectiveness.Germán has known him for 25 years, we know each other too much and we know what we want. Every time he has had to lead he has won and he is a winning guy. He is a person with that positive energy that he transmits and with that sense of tranquility, the opposite of me, but clearly with that winning energy.Do you want me to stay?When Germán has to give some explanation he will be in charge of giving it.How did you see the return of João Félix and Trippier? And the work of Saul and Thomas in the middle?Saúl and Thomas have worked very well to find the ball in the rival field, with the help of the strikers with Morata working hard and a fantastic Correa. Then the internal competition makes us very happy. The return of Trippier, João, the return of Costa, Carrasco are getting better and better … and those who have entered when these boys have not been. Vrsaljko doing a great job, Vitolo played a good game and the changes gave us freshness and clarity in order to attack a little better.last_img read more

Courtois: “We did not deserve the results we had”

first_imgHe saved the team in the first half …It’s hard to say, after two lost games it was important not to fit. We defended well and when necessary I made good stops. Arthur makes me fine and I make a great stop with my hand. And I played well with my feet, giving the team peace of mind. And in the second half the team was better, it made a difference.And that they came at a very difficult time.We have continued to work well, I do not believe that against Levante, Celta or City we deserved those results. We played better than them, but football are details and we were very involved from the first minute. The fans were amazing and we made a difference.Have you felt the breath of the fans?The Bernabéu is key for us, if they support us we can do great things. It is difficult for an opponent if he notices that such an opponent is ahead and the stadium behind. We did it well.Madrid did not back down after the first, looked up to Barça.Yes, but that’s how you have to play against Barça. You can go back or press and risk the exit. All gave 100%, it has been seen in that race that Marcelo has won against Messi. It is very good, the team’s breath is noticeable. That is key.Does this result change the morale of the team?Of course, winning a Classic is always good, we become leaders, but there are 12 games left and the next game we play at Betis’ house, it’s a complicated field. If we want to win LaLiga, we have to win in these fields. We will work for it.Valverde: “We show that Madrid is for many things”Is there anything left in the body after such a demanding game?Yes, happiness Every effort has a reward, to thank people and colleagues for their support during the 90 minutes. This belongs to everyone, we have the same objective. Happiness and for home.What first analysis of the game?I think proud that we raised our heads, we kept trying, we came from a hard defeat. People came to support and were with us. This is part of everyone. The pressure of the team, so high, was key.The master told us that we were one with one, that implies an effort of each one, not to leave a ball for lost. We show it.Does Madrid change this face a lot?Very much, in Madrid you have to go for all the titles and if you can’t, you have that sadness. Madrid is for many things, this is the demonstration for the world.Classic: “It was a great opportunity. To thank all the fans for their support.”Zidane: “The coach told us to be one with one, but this also the effort to leave no ball.”Season: “Being a Madrid player you have to go to all the titles. This was a good opportunity to show the world that this team is for many things.”Casemiro: “Vinicius has done a great game”Sensations: The feeling is of happiness for the team, so we have taken on the field. They are three very important points for us.Analysis: “In the last results we were not doing badly, yes in the last 15 minutes. Today we have shown that we are very strong. In the face of people it is also very important, that they trust us, but there is still a lot of League and many matches yet. “Deserved Victory: “We have pressed well, we have played well. It has been a Classic. They are three very important points.”Celebration of the goal of Vinicius: “I try to do things with my heart and there is no explanation. Vini deserves this goal very much”Message to Vinicius: “At the break I was already telling him that he has to go to the goal. Many times he plays for Karim, but if he is 50 to 50 he has to shoot at the goal. The game the kid made was a great game.”Hobby Support: “Thank you very much for supporting us and for trusting us. Together we will achieve many successes. We count on them and they count on us.”last_img read more

Earthquake in tennis: Indian Wells falls for the coronavirus

first_imgIn keeping with confirmed media in Indian Wells, as The New York Instances, the chance of holding the event behind closed doorways was contemplated. However lastly it was discarded. Earlier than, containment measures had been made public, akin to lowering interplay with tennis gamers (images and autographs prohibited), that the ball collectors will put on gloves and the gamers will carry their very own towels. However lastly the most radical measure was chosen.“There may be too nice a danger,” Dr. David Agus, a professor of drugs at the College of Southern California, mentioned in an announcement. ATP and WTA, in contact with their respective participant councils, now consider what to do in upcoming tournaments.THE EARTH AND ASIAN TOUR, TOUCHEDThe primary foci of coronavirus are concentrated in Asia (China and South Korea). And the circuit has a major problem. The WTA has already suspended two minor tournaments in China (Kumming Open and Xi’an), however from September 14 till November the exercise would undergo Zhengzhou, Hiroshima, Nanchang, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Seoul, Wuhan, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Zhuhai and the WTA finals in Shenzhen. The ATP, since September 28, has scheduled tournaments in Chengdu, Zhuhai, Beijing, Tokyo and the Shanghai Masters 1,000. If the enlargement of the coronavirus doesn’t cease, the final third of the season can be very touched. However the spring season can also be in hazard. Spain, for instance, has Godó (since April 20) and Madrid Open (Could 3) and is the seventh nation with the most circumstances. France, the place Roland Garros is disputed, is the fifth with greater than 1,200 circumstances. The coronavirus already removes the foundations of tennis. Indian Wells, thought of the ‘fifth large one’ of the circuit, has been canceled as a result of concern of extension of COVID-19. The event, one among 9 ATP Masters 1,000 and one among the 4 WTA Premier Obligatory, ought to begin on Wednesday and lengthen till Sunday March 22however the division of Riverside County Public Well being on Sunday declared the public emergency after a case appeared. In California they already exceed 110.“We’re nonetheless right here deciding what we’re going to do,” Rafa Nadal mentioned by social networks. The Spanish had been coaching at Indian Wells for days. “I hope the authorities will take options quickly,” pointed. In the event he had the choice of recovering the primary that Novak Djokovic now occupies.Tommy Haas, occasion director, spoke of postponement. However not of suspension, though a process has already been arbitrated to return the tickets of a event that pulls virtually half one million individuals to the desert of the Coachela Valley. “We’re ready to have fun the event on one other date, and we are going to discover choices,” he warned. A chance that appears very difficult in a sport like tennis, which extends its calendar from January to November and this yr provides the Tokyo Video games (July 24-August 9). Just one choice appears to suit, that the coronavirus forces to cancel the Asian tour from September and resit there.However the drawback may be aggravated by the greater than attainable cancellation of the Miami Open, additionally Masters 1,000, which should start on March 25. The Extremely Music competition to be held in Florida has already been suspended. Then the European land tour will come, however this begins with the Monte Carlo Masters (since April 12), a bordering space with northern Italy, very affected by the epidemic, and the French blue coast, the place there are already restrictions on occasions akin to Paris-Good.last_img read more

Granero, a Second B in the ideal Eleven of the Europa League

first_imgFascinating is little To define Esteban Granero’s trip this season, in an elevator that moves at a frenetic pace. If the course ended today it would be capicúa: what began with the continental illusion at Espanyol culminates with his inclusion in the Ideal Once of the Europa League made by the specialized WhoScored portal. And that the ‘Pirate’ plays since the beginning of February in Second B. Not for nothing, Barn abandonment voluntarily Europe and the fight for permanence in the First Division aboard Espanyol, in which he was one of the captains, to go down two rungs and fight for promotion to Second A with a Marbella that before this forced stop he was second classified from Group IV, tied on points with the leader, Cartagena. And the ‘Pirate’ has remained undefeated since he debuted. Is his penultimate approach. In this alignment, does not count with no another spanish player Neither from Seville nor Getafe, the other two LaLiga teams that participated in the competition (the one in charge is Manchester United, with Harry Maguire, Fred and Bruno Fernandes, and the parakeet exporter Giedrius Arlauskis, now in the Cluj) also appears, taking into account the two assists from the midfielder at Espanyol-Ludogorets, the one that gave three key passes per game and that two times was considered ‘Man of the Match’ by the publication. And all this, alone in the group stage, since for eighth in the end he was already a militant in Marbella.last_img read more

The Gabonese Federation would prefer Aubameyang to a “more ambitious” club

first_imgPierre Alain Mounguengui, president of the Gabonese Football Federation (FEGAFOOT), assured in an interview for ESPN that the star player of his country, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, should sign a contract “with a more ambitious club” if he wants to earn what he deserves for his talent.The 30-year-old Arsenal forward was the Premier League’s top scorer, alongside Salah and Mané, thanks to the 22 goals he scored last season. But his great goalscoring records have not prevented the Gabonese from having yet won any title with the ‘gunners’. For Mounguengui, the ambition of the London team is not the same as that of other great clubs in Europe, reason why it says that the forward would have to go to a better club to have a greater prestige. “I don’t want to say that Arsenal is not ambitious, but it doesn’t have as much ambition as other clubs when it comes to Europe,” he told ESPN. “Yes Pierre,” he continued, “if he managed to secure a contract with a more ambitious club, he would definitely find his place“ “At the individual level, we all consider him to be among the best players in the world, but my advice is to continue working and attract the attention of the best and most ambitious teams“Explained the president.Although he has exceeded ten goals in each of his last nine seasons between France, Germany and EnglandAubameyang only has a German Cup, a German Super Cup and a French League Cup, something that contrasts with his enormous talent and consistency in front of the door. Since he signed for the ‘gunners’ in 2018, where he became the top scorer in the Bundesliga, He has reached two finals, that of the Carabao Cup in that same season and that of the Europa League last season, but in both his team was defeated.“Aubameyang is a world-class soccer player“Mounguengui said,” but for him and for anyone who has not won more titles, soccer is a collective sport. ” “Right now, he is at Arsenal and has not won anything, making him a collective failure.“He assured.In the current season, until the health crisis caused the suspension of the competition, Aubameyang had scored 17 goals in the Premier League. The Gabonese is approaching his last year of contract with Arsenal, and Mounguengui insisted that it is not too late for the striker to find a club that allows him to win some of the best titles.last_img read more

England advance to WT20 semis

first_img Fifth wicket NEW DELHI (AP): Jos Buttler struck an unbeaten 66 and Chris Jordan grabbed 4-28 yesterday to help England knockout defending champions Sri Lanka and advance to the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a 10-run victory. Buttler struck eight fours and two sixes in a blistering 37-ball innings that helped England reach 171-4 in their last Group 1 match, despite struggling at 99-3 off 15 overs after being put in to bat. Sri Lanka collapsed to 15-4 off three overs before captain Angelo Mathews led a spirited fightback with 73 not out before the innings ended on 161-8. The game had looked in England’s control for much of Sri Lanka’s innings before Mathews clobbered five sixes and three fours off 54 balls to take his team to within striking distance. England spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid conceded 63 runs between them in four overs – each going for 21 in one over – as Sri Lanka got back on track. Mathews added 80 runs for the fifth wicket with Chamara Kapugedera (30) after Tillakaratne Dilshan (2) and Dinesh Chandimal (1) had failed. With 22 runs needed off the last two overs, Jordan conceded just seven runs and took two wickets in the 19th over and Ben Stokes – who hit six valuable runs off his one ball as a batsman – conceded only four in the final over as Mathews decided to keep the strike and go for boundaries. Mathews, who struggled to run towards the end with a hamstring injury, could only manage two sets of two runs in the over as Stokes fired in full-length deliveries. England will face New Zealand in the semi-finals on Wednesday if West Indies beat Afghanistan in their group match.last_img read more

Australia out as Kohli’s 82 puts India in semis

first_imgMOHALI, India (AP): Virat Kohli produced a sublime 82 not out off 51 balls yesterday to help India defeat Australia by six wickets in their World Twenty20 match and advance to the semi-finals. Kohli took charge at a crucial time in what was a virtual quarter-final, smashing nine fours and two sixes as India reached 161-4 off 19.1 overs in reply to Australia’s 160-6. The No. 3 batsman added 67 off only 31 deliveries with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (18 not out) after a useful 45-run stand for the fourth wicket with Yuvraj Singh (21) as India scored 59 runs in the last 4.1 overs of the Group 2 game. Kohli, who had also guided India to a six-wicket win over Pakistan with 55 not out, remained calm during his 15th T20 half-century after Shikhar Dhawan (13), Rohit Sharma (12) and Suresh Raina (10) failed to get going with India struggling at 49-3 in the eighth over. The opening stand was worth 54 and ended in the fifth over when Nehra induced an edge to dismiss danger man Khawaja. David Warner (6) and Smith (2) fell to spinners Ashwin and Yuvraj Singh, respectively, with Dhoni having a hand in both dismissals. Ashwin’s single wicket yesterday made him the first Indian to take 50 wickets in T20 internationals, while wicketkeeper Dhoni’s three victims brought him level on 60 with Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal for dismissals in T20 internationals. Glenn Maxwell chipped in with a useful 31 that included a reverse-sweep six off Yuvraj Singh. Shane Watson made an impressive exit from international cricket as he followed up his unbeaten 18 with 2-23 in four overs and a brilliant diving catch at cover to dismiss Yuvraj off Faulkner. Kohli batted himself in with Yuvraj and then took the initiative, smashing 19 off the 18th over bowled by James Faulkner and 16 off the 19th from Nathan Coulter-Nile, to the delight of more than 25,000 fans. Dhoni hit Faulkner for a four down the ground to complete a memorable win that sets the 2007 champion against 2012 champion West Indies in the semi-finals in Mumbai on Thursday. “That was a pretty serious innings there, under pressure,” Australia captain Steven Smith said. “He hit it right out of the middle and he’s done it for a long time. Virat played an unbelievable knock … I think 160 was around par, it just took an unbelievable innings to get India over the line.” Earlier, Australia got off to a quick start as left-handed opener Usman Khawaja began the innings with a pulled four off Ashish Nehra and then took four fours off the following over from Jasprit Bumrah to finish with a 16-ball 26 comprising six fours. Australia raced to the 50-run mark in only 3.4 overs as Aaron Finch (43 off 34) smashed two consecutive sixes over long on off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, but the scoring rate was checked as wickets fell at regular intervals. “It was a tough score, they got 60 runs in the first six overs,” Dhoni said. Australia reached the 100-run mark in 12.5 overs and 150 in 19.4. fifth over 25,000 fanslast_img read more

VCB: 2015 has set me up for 2016

first_imgQUEENS, New York: VERONICA Campbell-Brown believes the way she finished last season has provided the perfect launch pad for next year. The outstanding Jamaica female sprinter had low performances as she struggled with uncharacteristic poor form leading into the World Championships, in what she described as her ‘most challenging year’. However, cometh the hour, cometh the woman and at the World Championships in Beijing, China, Campbell-Brown – with personal best times of 10.76 for the 100 metres and 21.74 over 200m – ran herself into form and took bronze in the 200m final and gold on the Jamaican sprint relay team. Also, she narrowly missed out on a medal in the 100 metres by placing fourth. “2015 was my most challenging season, not in terms of lack of medals,” she told The Gleaner in an interview in New York on Friday. “My programme was on point. My programme was well designed, but my body … I experienced some weird stuff and it set me back couple months well. As a result, I was not able to run my races properly and I did not get a break in the way my body was feeling until about three weeks before the World Championships, and so I’m thankful for the results.” The 33-year-old flew up to the Big Apple where she was presented with the Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Humanitarian Award at its yearly function on Saturday night at the JFK Hilton Hotel in Queen’s. Campbell-Brown, a battle-hard competitor, said her strong-willed personality played a major part in her bronze-medal success at the World Championships last summer. “It’s all about mental toughness; I stayed strong, I stayed positive and I went into that final with the mindset to win. I just ran like I was crazy from the gun. If I didn’t do that, I would not have got a medal,” the former Vere Technical standout said. “The 100 metres wasn’t bad either. I think it set me up for the 200 metres. I felt good. I felt like myself in the 100-metre semis, but in the final, I was a little off. But overall, it was a decent championship for me, not what I’m used to. It may seem like an underperformance, but I do understand there were factors that contributed to that, so, at the end of the day, I have to be pleased with what I achieved.” Asked how much mental toughness has enabled her success, the sprinter, popularly known as ‘VCB’, said: “I think it plays a very huge part. Training is hard, but you’ve to be mentally tough every day to get through the workouts; and then competition is tough. “Over the years, I’ve learnt that if I keep my mind clean and clear and just focus on me and not worry about what’s going on around me, don’t focus on the workload, don’t focus on the competition, as long as I can do that and keep positive and believe in God and my ability, those are the things that get me through. So, no matter how I go into a race, I don’t feel like I’m not able to win; I go into every race believing that I’m as good as everybody in the field and that is important,” the 17-time Olympic and World Championship medallist underlined. Next year will be the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and VCB says she’s in a good place. “I feel like 2015 set me up for 2016. I feel like I ended my season on a decent note and it has set me up quite well for 2016. And I know that my main thing is to ensure that I stay healthy. As long as I don’t miss a bulk of training sessions, I should be in a good place to be in Rio,” she said. “The competition is great because when I look at my 200m from Beijing, running 21.9 from lane two was quite impressive. I wonder what would I do if I was in a better lane. So it gives me hope for what I can do in 2016.” Competition will be tough for medals, with countrywomen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson, Natasha Morrison and Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers all displaying good form last season. The Americans who were off, are also expected to challenge as well. “I’m not focusing on my competitors. I’m focusing on what I have to do. I know that there are a lot of talented girls that I have to compete against and it helps me to make sure that I stay motivated and keep working hard, and if everything goes well I’m expecting great results in Rio, as long as I make the team; and I’m trusting God that I will make the team,” Campbell-Brown said. At this point, she is undecided about when she’ll start competing next year. “I’m still thinking about that,” she said. “I’m not sure if I’m going to do indoors. If not indoors, then it’d be in March.” MENTAL TOUGHNESSlast_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_img ‘US Nationals Send Off’ for shooters in Mandeville Astra Run on today Knockpatrick win Top Notch Summer League Chairman of the South Central Confederation, Michael Ricketts, has challenged his colleagues at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to make their voices clear on what should define the way forward for the Jamaica Football Federation in light of the country’s failure at the semi-final round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers. Ricketts issued the call as he addressed youngsters at a special luncheon to fÍte participants in the annual South Central Confederation Under-13 and Under-15 competitions. The function was hosted last Saturday morning at The Verandah, a scenic getaway owned by Juici Patties at its headquarters at Clarendon Park. Ricketts, who is also a former second vice-president of the JFF, posited that a national competition featuring parish line-ups of the best Under-20 players was needed to create a better pool of talent, which the JFF could harness. The main goal of the function was to highlight Juici Patties 30th year of sponsoring the Confed’s Youth competitions. Earlier in August, Manchester took the Under-13 title, while St Catherine successfully defended their Under-15 title. Clarendon were runners-up in both competitions. Defending champions Petrojam retained the KSAFA/Western Sports Business House Division One football title last Saturday at Winchester Park, when they drubbed KO champions Carib Cement 4-0 in the final. Wisynco, meanwhile, clipped Xerox 1-0 in the Division Two final, which preceded the Division One final,, with a 10th-minute goal from Adrian Williams. Petrojam, who were winning their sixth Division One title since 2010, were led by a hat-trick from Arnett Gardens Premier League player Fabian Reid, who opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, while Cornelius Simms made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute. The Lennie Hyde-coached Petrojam continued to outplay Carib Cement in the second half, as Reid netted two more goals to give his team a resounding victory. Petrojam will next play for the Challenge Shield against Division Two champions Wisynco and KO champions Carib Cement, before contesting the all-island Champion of Champions one-off match against the St Ann Business House champions. Waterhouse United win big match Peter Bunting Football League round-up Knockpatrick are the 2016 champions of the Top Notch Summer Football League, after prevailing 5-4 on penalties over Sunset Strikers last weekend. For their efforts, Knockpatrick pocketed $80,000, while the losers got $40,000. Interestingly, these two teams had previously met in the same preliminary zone, with Knockpatrick as victors. However, against expectations, Adolph Powell scored in the 15th minute to give Sunset a 1-0 lead. It lasted 13 minutes before Sheldon Williams scored to pull Knockpatrick level at 1-1. There were to be no goals for the remainder of regulation time. However, Sunset were dealt a blow after one of their players, Kemar Williams, received a second yellow card in the 80th minute and was sent off. The five-minute-per-half extra time failed to produce any more goal, hence leaving the dreaded penalty kicks to decide the championship. Earlier, Albion, who also competed in the same preliminary zone as the two finalists, easily grabbed third place after shutting out Plowden 3-0. Despite losing, Sunset were rewarded with a number of cash prizes for individual awards. They took home the best defender award in Nicholas Bell, top goalkeeper in Shacore Forbes, and the most valuable player award in Adolph Powell. The Institute of Sports (INSPORTS), in a joint partnership with the Jamaica Football Referees Association and the Jamaica Netball Association, will be conducting a netball and football seminar for Portmore’s primary school coaches at Waterford Primary on September 30. Sylvester Campbell, who is an international netball umpire and coach of many-time champions Tivoli Gardens, will conduct the netball seminar, and Kevin Morrison, who is an INSPORTS sports officer and a FIFA referee, will be conducting the seminars. Among things to be highlighted are adjusted rules for both sports. Some 12 schools will be participating in the football competition, in which Waterford Primary are defending champions, and another nine for the netball competition set for Portsmouth Primary, who are the reigning champions.center_img INSPORTS seminar for Portmore coaches Guns will literally blaze in Mandeville tomorrow, when the island’s growing litany of professional practical pistol shooters converge at the Lincoln range for ‘US Nationals Send Off’. The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club is the chief organiser and hosts to shooters, who will mainly come from Kingston, Clarendon, Manchester, and Westmoreland. The match is internationally styled, as it is advertised as the last competitive practice for Jamaican shooters who will participate in at the US Nationals, which will be staged from October 9-10 in Frostproof, Florida. Tomorrow’s tournament features eight stages with 110 rounds. There will be trophies for first- and second-place finishers in each division. Refreshments and lunch will be on the house, but there is a small admission cost for fans and children to see the action. The tournament shoots off at 10 a.m., but the range will be open from 8:30 a.m. to accommodate practice. Ricketts nudges JFF colleagues on youth policy Petrojam, Wisynco are BH football champions Waterhouse United came up trumps after they defeated pre-tournament favourites, Spit Fyah, 300-298 in a nail-biting encounter in the Jamaica Domino Council Association Premier League last Sunday. With the victory, Waterhouse moved to 24 points from seven matches, while Spit Fyah remained on 20 points, after they suffered their second straight loss of the season. In other matches, Braeton All Stars continued their rich form as they ticked off their seventh consecutive win and are on maximum 28 points, with a 300-274 triumph over Mechanical Strikers. Veteran club Caribbean Classic whipped Exceptional 300-255 for their sixth win; Small Axe cut down Vintage Pub 300-260; Naggo Head walloped Memory Lane 300-236; Giants stepped on Soursop Tree 300-296; Bull Bay United thumped Highlight Strikers 300-217, and Right Stuff beat International 300-238. Action in the league continues tomorrow. The Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica and the Kidney Support Foundation of Jamaica will host the Astra 5K Run this evening at the Police Officers’ Club, starting at 6:30. According to the organisers, they are seeking to attract thousands of participants of all ages, who through their numbers will help raise funds to increase education and funding for kidney-failure patients here in Jamaica, plus purchasing an ICU machine for the University Hospital of the West Indies and a ventilator for the Dialysis Unit at Kingston Public Hospital. Proceeds from last year’s event were used to assist the Kidney Support Foundation of Jamaica and the eradication of maternal neonatal tetanus, a Kiwanis International project. This year, the organisers will again partner with the Kidney Support Foundation of Jamaica (KSFJ). Funds raised will benefit the KSFJ projects, titled Kidney Help, a health-education programme, the purchase of a ventilator for the University Hospital of the West Indies, and support the purchase of a dialysis machine for Kingston Public Hospital. All divisions have now tasted action in the Peter Bunting Football League, which is organised under the banner of the Central Manchester Sports Development Committee. Last weekend, the Porus community team outscored Hope Village 5-2 to highlight action in the Porus Division, while Blue Mountain and Coffee Grove ended 1-1. In the Royal Flat Division, hosts Royal Flat were defeated 3-0 by Grey Ground. Most matches were, however, played in the Knockpatrick Division. Old England were 2-0 winners over Belitiro, Albion edged Brokenhurst 1-0, while Knockpatrick shut out Pear Tree 3-0. No matches will be played this weekend, owing to the People’s National Party’s conference in Kingston.last_img read more