St Cuthbert’s Mission stuns Swan

first_img– to represent Region 4 at National Heritage finalsIt was sweet revenge for St Cuthbert’s Mission FC when they upset Swan FC 2-1 to win the Region Four Heritage Football Playoff and earn themselves the right to represent that region at the National Heritage finals this weekend.Swan’s goal keeper was unable to hold on to St. Cuthbert’s first goalPlaying in a three-way competition, St Cuthbert’s Mission had lost 4-2 to a more organized and evidently determined Swan team, sending shockwaves in the St Cuthbert’s community. However, St Cuthbert’s regrouped, defeating Laluni 4-2 on penalty, and ultimately earned the right to play Swan in the finals, to determine the rightful representative for the region.Swan seemed to lack the finishing touch, and were unable to convert their scoring opportunities against St Cuthbert’s, who raided the Swan scoring area in search of goals. Cheered on by a large and vocal crowd, which included Mrs Beverly Clenkian, St Cuthbert’s Toshao and Sports Councillor, the St Cuthbert’s side used their home advantage to play a much more competitive football.St Cuthbert’s danger man, Zack PerrieraEntering the finals with some amount of complacency, Swan played a loose game, and were stunned in the fifth minute when Shamai Bernard rampaged through an empty Swan defence to stun the goal keeper with a long range shot for which Swan had no answer.With confidence dented and morale under siege, the Swan players began wilting in face of the St Cuthbert’s determination and self-confidence. It was as though St Cuthbert’s had cut the Swan lifeline, and the Swan players immediately resorted to a game which was completely out of character with their competent display of the first encounter.As the game progressed, St Cuthbert’s gained more ball possession, and it did not take long for the scoreline to shift to 2- nil, especially since danger man Zack Pererria had come to play ball, and was demonstrating why the other regions should take note of his presence. He cleverly shot a missile into the Swan goal as he added his name to the score card in the 15th minute.After this second goal, Swan threw everything into defence, no longer even bothering to hunt for a hunt. However, as the game progressed, an energized and determined Joseph Williams scored for Swan in the 23rd minute, and the scoreline was amended to 2-1 in favour of St Cuthbert’s Mission.In the second half, both teams were guilty of wasting several scoring opportunities, with Swan being the more culpable party.As the final whistle was blown, a crestfallen Swan team dejectedly exited the pitch, several of their young players emotionally hurting with the results. It was clear that while this young team was fired up to play, it didn’t have the experience needed to play football against St Cuthbert’s Mission at this level.Swan’s very disappointed coach, Gonsalves, said he was lost for words over his team’s showing in the finals. “We had a game plan; and while I don’t want to sound as though I am hitting the guys very hard, the reality is that we didn’t stick to the plan, and therefore lost a game which, had we played according to plans, we may have won,” he said.“We have a corps of players who, with the right training, discipline, and determination, will go on to greater things; because they are determined and confident, and that is the brightest part of everything,” he said in hopes that his players will someday go on to play in the National team.An overjoyed St Cuthbert’s captain, Duran Adrian, said his team was forced to rebound, after underestimating Swan in their first encounter.“We recognised that we had to regroup, as we came out to win all of our matches; and unfortunately for us, we lost the first (match), but rebounded in the second and last (matches), which (were) the most important ones. We are confident of doing well, and we are all elated that we have not disappointed the people of our community,” Adrian said.last_img read more

Bayern Dumps Olympiacos, 4-0

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares MUNICH — Bayern Munich secured first place in Group F of the Champions League by dispatching Olympiacos 4-0 on Nov. 24.In its 100th home match in the Champions League, Bayern was up by three inside the first 20 minutes, through Douglas Costa, Robert Lewandowski, and Thomas Mueller.Defender Holger Badstuber was sent off in the 53rd minute in his first start in nine months following a knee injury. But Olympiakos could not take advantage, and Kingsley Coman completed the emphatic win with 20 minutes to go.With one group game to go, Bayern cannot be dislodged from first place.“It’s always important to be first in the group,” Bayern captain Philipp Lahm said. “It’s good to be group winner before the last match. We can be very pleased.”Olympiacos hosts Arsenal next month to decide the second team to advance from the group. Arsenal can qualify for the knockout phase by winning at Olympiacos next month by at least two goals, or by scoring four. Arsenal is three points behind second-place Olympiacos.Costa notched the opening goal after Jerome Boateng’s powerful shot from outside the box was parried by Roberto. The goalkeeper could not hold onto the ball, and Costa was the quickest to react and slotted home inside the far post.Lewandowski scored from the edge of the penalty area after inadvertently blocking a shot by Coman. But he controlled the ball well to drive home.Mueller also profited from a misdirected shot from Coman that fell to Arjen Robben. He headed across and Mueller nodded home.Robben limped off shortly afterward, with what Bayern officials said were “muscular problems.”Bayern lost Badstuber when he brought down Ideye Brown as the last man.Bayern slowed down with 10 men but still controlled the match. Costa had a one-on-one lob attempt caught by Roberto.Coman got his reward for working hard when he headed in another headed cross from Mueller. He was clipped hard by the advancing Roberto but was able to continue.Mueller hit the post with a low shot in injury time.last_img read more

After Samsung, Microsoft planning a foldable Surface phone soon

first_imgSamsung has been teasing us with the idea of a foldable smartphone for a considerable long time and eventually gave us a demo of what the final product could end up looking when released next year. The Royole FlexPai beat Samsung to a commercial launch with a device that can literally be folded out into a tablet. Therefore, it would be justifiable if other players in the industry also jump on the bandwagon. Huawei has confirmed an official unveil in 2019 and Microsoft is the latest one to join the list, although not officially.Brad Sams, a journalist and collaborator for tech blog Thurrot.com, has published his book by the name of ‘Beneath a Surface.’ In the book, Sams writes that Microsoft is indeed developing a foldable smartphone. The device is internally known as Andromeda and will join Microsoft’s existing lineup of Surface branded devices. Sams even goes on to give a speculative launch date sometime in 2019.The book says that Andromeda will be a smartphone first, which means that we can expect some kind of an optimised version of the Windows 10 Operating System. This lines up with the previous leaks that spoke about the underdevelopment CShell UI that could adapt to a smaller display when required and offer the full-blown version of Windows 10 UI when unfolded.However, Sams mentions that the foldable Andromeda phone won’t be a pocketable device. Whatever we had seen previously in the leaked patent filings related to a compact Surface phone would not necessarily become a reality if we are to believe what the book says. We could, therefore, expect a device sporting dimension of a 7-inch phablet that could unfold into an even bigger canvas.advertisementMicrosoft is presently treating the device as a visionary product instead of looking at it as a commercial mainstream offering. The Andromeda will define the path Microsoft would take in the smartphone segment over the next couple of years and similar to Samsung, they too want to play it safe by categorising it as a niche device. Sams says that Microsoft would roll it out in the last quarter of 2019 as soon as the device is ready for production.Additionally, Sams also says that Microsoft will overhaul the Surface Pro completely in 2019. Similar to Apple iPad Pro, Microsoft will give the Pro a bigger screen with thinner bezels, a USB-C port, a host of new colour options and several other new additions. However, none of this is confirmed for now.ALSO READ | The ‘Frankenphone’ made the Pixel 3’s Portrait Mode incredible2019 will be a year of foldable devices and with Samsung leading the charge, we could expect it to become the industry norm as soon as possible. Given Microsoft’s expertise in the field of tablets and laptops, we could expect the Redmond giant to modernise personal computing on the move with the Andromeda device and re-establish Windows in the mobile industry.last_img read more

FOUL PLAY NOT SUSPECTED IN FATAL S-U-V FIRE

first_imgSIOUX CITY POLICE SAY NO FOUL PLAY IS SUSPECTED IN THE DEATH OF A MAN WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND IN A BURNING S-U-V ON FEBRUARY 18TH.POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM AS 41-YEAR-OLD MATTHEW FISHER OF SIOUX CITY.FISHER’S BODY WAS DISCOVERED WHEN FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED TO EXTINGUISH THE BURNING VEHICLE AT 1115 LOGAN STREET.HIS BODY WAS SENT TO THE STATE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE FOR AN AUTOPSY.NO OFFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH HAS BEEN RELEASED.POLICE SAY THE INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.last_img