Powell encourages clubs to invest in live-stream system

first_imgOver a year ago, Montego Bay United became the first local football club to stream its games live via YouTube, and club president Orville Powell says that it is time for other clubs to do the same if they are serious about development and exposing their players. Before the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship last year, Powell thought it would be wise to record and document the team’s games, and after almost a year, he is pleased with how things have unfolded. “We decided that we needed exposure. We have games in the west, and most local TV games are in town and we saw that void and figured it is not just for people to watch the games. It is a marketing strategy to expose the players and the team,” he said. He added: “For the most part, we have to be calling people for tapes (of games), so we saw it prudent to invest in a live stream system. It has been more than a season, but just for our home games,” he continued. “We set up, stream and have it as record and reference for agents, scouts or teams to look at. It has been going well and has been getting more viewers and we feel good that we can build that platform. But we only stream live games that are not being televised or broadcast (locally),” he added. Powell said that the system, which is owned and operated by club staff, is very simple to use and inexpensive. He added that he also has plans for an upgrade in the future. SWITCHER SYSTEM “All this is done by Montego Bay United and their staff. We bought the system and we operate the system from our platform straight to YouTube. It can also be viewed on our website. We don’t pay anything because we have members who operate the camera. It’s just a two-camera (system) for now, with a switcher system, but we can go up to seven cameras,” he noted. Powell said although it’s not a world-class system, it is simple and anyone can do if they are interested. “We don’t use a platform that cost us, and it’s basically for amateurs, but the quality is really good,” he added. Per week, the team gets an average of 500 to 1000 viewers and he wants to add even more cameras in the near future. “We have not done away games because we would need a high Internet service to bring it in HD, but the people are watching and can tell what is happening to our players. We plan to add two more cameras in the future because we want two behind the goal and maybe another one later. I don’t think we need more than five cameras to attract more viewership,’ he stated.last_img read more

#KicksStalker: LeBron gives sneak peek of 16th signature shoe

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES LeBron James is moving on to a new chapter in his basketball career, and so is his sneaker line. Asian Games: Filipino bet finishes 18th in sport climbing debut Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The newest Los Angeles Laker took to Instagram to announce the birth of his 16th signature shoe, which features the return of the once prominent logo.James’ Lion logo, which last appeared in the LeBron 8, is reappearing in the LeBron 16s.“The first of many treats to come this season! I can’t wait for y’all to see that’s in store for the #LeBron16,” posted James together with four photos of his new shoe that Black/University Red colorway.The LeBron 16 has a similar upper to the LeBron 15 and once again featured, as per SoleCollector, a BattleKnit structure with a visible Zoom Air in the outsole.James’ Lion logo appears on the heel while his Crown logo is on the tongue.ADVERTISEMENT No official release date has been announced for the shoe.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Errol Spence eyes ‘pound-for-pound’ status in Mikey Garcia showdown

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Carpio 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the ‘Robot Games’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “So even if (Garcia) looks good, they’ll say, ‘The smaller guy looked good, he just couldn’t hold up the weight.’”Garcia, who has held world titles in four different weight classes, is adamant that he has not bitten off more than he can chew against the naturally bigger Spence.“I have all the tools and all the skills needed to beat Errol Spence Jr,” Garcia said. When it comes to timing, speed, reflexes and defense, you name it, I’m better,” the 31-year-old added.Garcia’s best chance of victory may be to take the fight into the later rounds, hoping to score consistently by darting in and out of range of Spence’s heavier shots.The Californian revealed he had planned for a long fight, but is confident he can deliver an abrupt finish if needed.“We can go 12 rounds for sure,” Garcia said. “But, if I get a chance to hurt my opponent, I’m definitely going to jump on him and get the knockout.“Saturday night, Errol is going to find out why I picked this fight. All of my opponents say they don’t see anything special when they watch me, until they get into the ring.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Spence (24-0, 21 KOs), is in no doubt what a victory over Garcia (39-0, 30 knockouts) will mean for his career.READ: Errol Spence Jr: I’ll fight Manny Pacquiao anywhereFEATURED STORIESSPORTS Golden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“This win makes me pound-for-pound number one,” Spence said this week. “Mikey has a great record and a big fan base and I feel like winning this fight turns me into a star.“Everyone wants to take Floyd Mayweather’s place as the face of boxing, and this puts me on the right track to become the face of boxing and the best fighter in the world.” The champion’s hyperbole, however, is not cutting ice with boxing’s cognoscenti, many of whom believe the 29-year-old is a heavy favorite to outmuscle Garcia, who is stepping up two weight classes to take on Spence.Retired former super middleweight and light heavyweight world champion Andre Ward believes Saturday’s bout will be a “classic case of a good big man beats the little good man.”“The added weight and sheer size and power of Spence will prove to be too much for a great fighter who just took too much of a risk,” Ward told ESPN.While Spence believes victory on Saturday puts him in the pound-for-pound conversation, he is preparing for negative reviews.“They’ll say he’s too small,” Spence said. “If I beat him up throughout the whole fight, they’ll say, ‘He has amazing heart for a little guy. Errol Spence is supposed to do that, he’s the bigger welterweight.’ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title FILE – NOVEMBER 13: (L-R) Errol Spence Jr., lennox Lewis and Mikey Garcia attend FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions Press Conference Experience on November 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Leon Bennett/Getty Images/AFPErrol Spence Jr. believes he will deserve to be regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world if he successfully defends his IBF welterweight crown against Mikey Garcia in Texas on Saturday.Spence and Garcia face off at the AT&T Stadium Arlington in a battle of unbeaten fighters which sees the champion aiming to lay claim to being the best fighter in a division full of talent.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

GWI rips down fences behind Bel Air Park homes

first_img…homeowner cites bullyism, to file legal actionThe hammers of some 10 workmen attached to the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) were in forceful use on Monday afternoon as demolition works of structures located behind prime properties in Bel Air Park, Georgetown commenced.The GWI is contending that the structures demolished are illegal encroachments built along the Lama Canal, but some of the homeowners claim they were not properly informed of the demolition; and property owner Peter Ramsaroop has told this publication that his battery of lawyers will be filing legal action against the GWI in the coming days.GWI’s Corporate Management Team, led by Managing Director Dr. Richard Van West-Charles“We are going to file court action against GWI for damaging the property and for giving no prior notice. They are creating security risks for people in (this) area, and yards would be compromised,” he highlighted.However, GWI Regional Manager, Georgetown, Curtis Niles, who was on site at Monday’s exercise, told this publication that the fences which the Bel Air Park residents had erected were affecting the GWI from clearing the canal, which provides water for the capital city.“The fence is coming onto the reserve, and this will hinder cleaning of the [canal], which would affect our water quality. Removing these illegal structures would allow us to give Georgetown a better quality of water at a much cheaper cost; because if the weeds in the canal cannot be removed, it means more chemical has to be used for the water quality to be of acceptable standards,” Niles observed.GWI’s Managing Director Dr Richard Van West-Charles was also on scene to oversee the demolition works. He pointed out that GWI had taken measurements of the area about three years ago, and had, in 2016, even attempted to meet the residents for discussion of the situation.“This has been a long battle with the residents behind Lama Canal. This has been a battle with the previous administration. In 2015, when we took the original measurements, it was down to 180 feet from the road. Today, it’s 114 feet; so they’ve taken in about 60 feet already, and we can’t encourage this level of encroachment,” he declared.Workers dismantling the fenceGuyana Times was informed that about 10 to 12 of the homes in the affected area currently have extended fences, and in at least one case, a pool was constructed.GWI says it fully intends to dismantle all of the structures, and this was confirmed by Dr Van West-Charles. “We are going to be taking action straight along to all those who are encroaching onto to Lama. This is a bit of lawlessness; this is a reserve and they are encroaching without authorisation,” he stressed, indicating that it was a meeting of GWI’s corporate management that spurred the on-site visit.“There are places down the line we have to look at, even behind Shelter Belt; we’re going to stop this,” he committed.The first structure demolished is situated on the property owned by Ramsaroop, who serves as an advisor to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). He told Guyana Times on Monday evening that he is wondering if the move by GWI was political in nature.Ramsaroop claims to have followed through with GWI’s orders in the past. “I am the only one who brought my fence in 20 feet with a directive from GWI’s lawyer. Since then, there has been no correspondence from GWI; and in 2007, I had filed an injunction against the City Council from touching the property, because when I purchased the property, it came with prescriptive rights,” he stressed.According to a source familiar with the matter, it may be difficult for applicants to win their cases, as the section under the law relating to prescriptive rights was repealed. In the past, individuals had to prove that they were occupying land for 30 years to gain legal rights, but at present, no one can make such claims.Guyana Times understands further that, long before the structures were erected, Bel Air Park residents had ventilated to the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) their fears of being robbed. According to information received, operatives within City Hall had reportedly given the residents permission to take care of the land, but weed it to curtail the bushes. However, in process of time, home owners had started to plant permanent trees and construct structures such as gazebos on the reserves. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Miss World Guyana contestants launch community to take Guyana in a digital direction

first_imgKimberly Adams, a quarterfinalist in the Miss World Guyana 2020 competition, has officially launched her “Beauty with A Purpose” initiative, with the goal of transforming the digital landscape of Guyana.Kimberly AdamsThe initiative, Future Guyana, was designed to tackle the issues of brain drain and lack of innovation in the country by establishing accelerator programmes geared towards providing equal and accessible opportunities in the information technology field.“While education is a fundamental element in the overall path of progressing this sector, it is incomplete. Our students must be equipped with the appropriate resources and opportunities after the education leg”, Adams explained.She further stated that the structure of the community is one that hopes to enforce social change by creating an initiative driven by the people. As such, she related that the Future Guyana community consists of two key elements: the resource network and volunteer network.“The resource network is comprised of businesses and organisations willing to lend their resources and time towards our accelerator programmes. This may include office space, mentorship, equipment sharing and so forth. Our volunteer network is made up of like-minded individuals with a passion for the industry and a drive for change. They have access to the resource network for assistance with designing and launching these accelerator programmes.”The Future Guyana community has since established a few resource partners including Nexus Hub Inc, University of Guyana Robotics Club, Sites.gy and more.“We look forward to expanding this network and developing well thought out programmes for our students and visionaries,” the Guyanese beauty stated.Having worked in the Blockchain field for the past four years, Adams emphasised the socioeconomic impact technology can have on a country and she has since become an advocate for emerging technologies in developing nations.More information about the Future Guyana community can be found by visiting www.futureguyana.com or www.facebook.com/futureguyanalast_img read more

World Cup ‘just the beginning’ for Mbappe-led France

first_img0Shares0000France forward Kylian Mbappe kisses the World Cup trophy © AFP / FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 16 – Kylian Mbappe and another supremely talented generation of French players may just be getting started after overcoming Croatia to win the World Cup in Russia.While the 19-year-old is the poster boy for France’s new crop of talent, the make-up of the squad suggests they have the youth and firepower to dominate international football for years to come. The average age of a fine back four of Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Hernandez is just 23.Ousmane Dembele, who cost Barcelona 105 million euros ($123 million), played for just two minutes in the knockout stages, while France’s other goalscorers on Sunday, Antoine Griezmann, 27, and Paul Pogba, 25, are in their prime.In scoring his fourth goal of the tournament and France’s fourth of a 4-2 win in the World Cup final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, Mbappe — named young player of tournament — became the youngest player since Pele to score in football’s biggest match.“I have a story to write, this is just the beginning,” Mbappe warned the world. “I intend to go even further.”It is not the first time in Russia the lightning-quick Paris Saint-Germain forward has drawn comparisons with the Brazilian great. In scoring twice against Argentina in the last 16, Mbappe became the first teenager since Pele to score multiple goals in a World Cup game.“If Kylian keeps equalling my records like this I may have to dust my boots off again,” tweeted Pele.After starring as a 17-year-old in 1958, Pele went on to win two more World Cups, and while Mbappe has much to do to match those feats, there is no telling how dominant a young French squad littered with world-class players can become.Just nine players of the World Cup-winning squad were at Euro 2016, although there were just five changes comparing the starting line-ups from the two finals.France midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring in the World Cup final © AFP / Adrian DENNISOnly Nigeria sent a younger group than Didier Deschamps’s 23 to Russia yet France can boast serial winners at club level in Varane, Mbappe, Pogba and N’Golo Kante.“Kylian Mbappe is just 19. I hope he will win it again but you never know,” said France coach Didier Deschamps.“Just like 20 years ago there were also 19-year-old players like David Trezeguet and Thierry Henry. They could have (won it again), but did not.”– France make amends –Despite a failure to lift the World Cup a second time, Henry, Trezeguet and Deschamps were part of the side that backed up their success by winning Euro 2000.Following in the footsteps of their boss, who captained the 1998 World Cup-winning side, is the challenge for France after making amends for losing the Euro 2016 final on home soil.The difference in 2016 was that Deschamps did not have Mbappe to call on when looking for inspiration against Portugal.France coach Didier Deschamps is thrown into the air by his players after their World Cup win © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVMbappe’s performances in Russia are the culmination of a whirlwind two years for the world’s most expensive teenager after two Ligue 1 titles and a 180 million euro move from Monaco to PSG.“Winning a World Cup so young opens doors. Now I need to keep working,” added Mbappe, who insisted he will “100 percent” remain at PSG despite interest from Real Madrid in making him Cristiano Ronaldo’s successor at the European champions.Mbappe seems destined to one day inherit Ronaldo’s crown as the holder of the Ballon d’Or and is now a contender to end the domination of the Portuguese and Lionel Messi.Ominously for the competition, France only look like getting stronger as Mbappe and a host of youthful teammates mature.“The new players have helped us enormously,” said Griezmann. “Pavard, Lucas and Kyky (Mbappe) have added an extra dimension to this team.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Five things we learned in the Premier League

first_img0Shares0000The much-anticipated Liverpool-Manchester City Premier League match at Anfield finished 0-0 © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 8 – Manchester City are locked with Chelsea and Liverpool on 20 points at the top of the Premier League after Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty in a 0-0 draw at Anfield.Chelsea brushed aside Southampton 3-0 while Arsenal hammered Fulham 5-1 to record their sixth Premier League victory on the bounce. Elsewhere, Tottenham stayed in the title hunt with a 1-0 win at bottom club Cardiff while Manchester United stormed back from two goals down to beat Newcastle and give manager Jose Mourinho some breathing space.AFP Sport looks at five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend:– Mahrez’s missed opportunity –Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola consoles Riyad Mahrez after his missed penalty against LiverpoolThe only new addition to the Manchester City squad that amassed a record 100 Premier League points last season had the chance to lay down an early marker that the champions remain the team to beat in the title race.However, Riyad Mahrez blasted a late penalty well over the bar as City had to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw at Anfield and a share of the lead with Liverpool and Chelsea.A wayward finish from City’s club-record £60 million ($79 million) signing summed up an afternoon to forget in attacking areas for both sides.At the other end, Liverpool’s front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were also held scoreless for a fourth straight game.As a result, Jurgen Klopp’s men have failed to win any of their past four matches in all competitions.– Mata, from outcast to saviour? –Manchester United’s Juan Mata inspired his team’s comeback against Newcastle © AFP/File / Paul ELLISJuan Mata, peripheral to Mourinho’s plans since the start of the season, was instrumental in Manchester United’s dramatic fightback against Newcastle.The Spaniard was left out of the starting line-up but brought on in the 19th minute in place of defender Eric Bailly with the home side already 2-0 down and Mourinho’s job on the line.Mata’s 70th-minute free kick infused United with fresh belief and further goals from Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez completed the turnaround.The 30-year-old does not possess the physical strength of Paul Pogba or Nemanja Matic but he has the tools to unlock defences and could be the creative force to get United ticking.– Lacazette seizes his chance –Alexandre Lacazette scored 17 times in his debut season with Arsenal but the French forward finished last term in danger of becoming an expensive flop.Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette (centre) celebrates after scoring against Fulham © AFP / Adrian DENNISLacazette’s intermittent goal bursts could not mask the undeniable truth that his move from Lyon for a then club record fee was far from a success.The successful January arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had pushed Lacazette to the fringes in Arsene Wenger’s final season and when he started the current campaign on the bench under new boss Unai Emery, he might have feared for his future.Yet Lacazette has responded superbly, displacing Aubameyang as Arsenal’s central striker and scoring twice in Sunday’s 5-1 rout of Fulham to make it five goals for the season. More importantly, his muscular, committed display shows he has finally adapted to the Premier League.– Barkley celebrates England recall –Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley justified Gareth Southgate’s decision to call him up to the England squad, scoring his first goal for Chelsea against Southampton on Sunday.Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley scores his team’s second goal against Southampton © AFP / Glyn KIRKBarkley has been in and out of the team under Maurizio Sarri but started on Sunday alongside Jorginho and N’Golo Kante.The former Everton man, who missed out on the World Cup in Russia, set up Eden Hazard’s opening goal on Sunday and scored their second himself.“Ross Barkley is playing well,” Hazard told Sky Sports. “He scored and made an assist. He is doing well and working hard on the training ground.”– Short-handed Spurs hanging around –An injury crisis, homeless due to an unfinished new stadium and headed for an early Champions League exit… it has not been the easiest start to the season for Tottenham Hotspur.Tottenham’s Eric Dier against Cardiff © AFP / Adrian DENNISYet in the Premier League, Spurs have so far largely overcome that mountain of difficulties to match their best-ever start under Mauricio Pochettino, with six wins from eight games.Saturday’s scrappy 1-0 win over bottom of the table Cardiff will not live long in the memory, much like a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield the week before.But Pochettino’s men are managing to grind out wins to keep themselves in the chasing pack while they await the return of a host of injured stars and the keys to their new White Hart Lane home.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal soccer star Seamus Coleman is still a major doubt for Ireland’s crunch Euro games with Germany and Poland.The Killybegs man, who has been out for almost a month, didn’t feature for Everton in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with rivals Liverpool.Coleman is battling a hamstring injury he picked up in the game against Chelsea three weeks ago but is back training and made himself available for selection. Ireland Manager Martin O’Neill has named him in his squad but it is doubtful that he will feature in that game.COLEMAN STILL A MAJOR DOUBT FOR CLASH AGAINST GERMANY was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalIrelandKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more


first_imgAccused LaffertyA 20 year old Letterkenny man has been remanded in custody charged in connection with a burglary at the home of a pensioner in Kilmacrennan in the early hours of Friday morning last.Matthew Lafferty (pictured right) appeared at a special sitting of Sligo District Court this evening. He was charged with criminal damage and also breaking and entering at an address at Kilmacrennan on January 18th.Lafferty, 20, who is originally from Letterkenny but he had an address at Ballyheerin, Kilmacrennan, applied for bail.However Judge Kevin Kilraine refused bail due to the accused man’s bail history and the seriousness of the charge.The court was also told that further charges may be pending and that Garda enquiries are continuing.Lafferty will appear again at Letterkenny District Court again on Monday.* FOR LEGAL REASONS, COMMENTS ARE CLOSED ON ONGOING COURT CASES.LETTERKENNY MAN APPEARS IN COURT IN CONNECTION WITH RAID ON PENSIONER’S HOME was last modified: January 20th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:kilmacrennanLETTERKENNY MAN APPEARS IN COURT IN CONNECTION WITH RAID ON PENSIONER’S HOMEMatthew Laffertylast_img read more


first_imgThe Army Bomb Disposal unit has arrived from Finner Camp to deal with the jeep which was targeted in this morning car-bomb in Letterkenny.The unit has pushed back the cordon surrounding the area even further for safety. Garda Inspector Pat O’Donnell told Donegal Daily earlier that they want to make sure there are no other devices in the car or in the locality.A number of army experts are currently examining the jeep at the centre of the alert.The front of the vehicle is badly damaged and it’s two front tyres and blown up.LETTERKENNY BOMB LATEST: ARMY BOMB DISPOSAL TEAM ARRIVE ON SITE was last modified: November 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Army Bomb Disposal teamletterkennylast_img read more