Chelsfield MBO statement due this week

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CIOB Consultancy Appointment: Appoint in Time

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Interview: Emma & Jolie talk about debut single I Don’t Need a Man and their journey so far

first_imgEmma & Jolie are newcomers to the UK Country music scene and they release their debut single I Don’t Need a Man on Friday 10th July.The duo – Emma Walker and Jolie Harvey – met in 2015 at music college and officially came together as a duo just over a year ago. Since then Emma & Jolie have been working hard writing with the likes of Emily Hackett and Sammy Arriaga in Nashville.Ahead of the release of I Don’t Need a Man, I spoke to Emma & Jolie about the track, their journey so far and to find out what music has been getting them through the pandemic…Your debut single I Don’t Need a Man is coming out on Friday. Tell me about the song’s evolution from the acoustic version you played at Stagecouch to the single version people will hear this week…Emma: When we wrote the song we wanted it to be an anthem. We wanted it to be a really powerful song and upbeat. We went in with the idea that it was going to be a proper anthem. It developed from that. When we went into the studio, our producer knew the vibe we were going for and when we got the track it was perfect. It was exactly what we wanted. We made sure that everything that we did fit in with the idea that we wanted. We couldn’t be happier with the end result really.Jolie: Before we went in the studio we had a lot of reference tracks. We didn’t want to be a carbon copy but (they were songs we’d been) inspired by and he came up with what we have now.Credit: Jodie MorrisThe song is very current and it sounds like what’s coming out of Nashville right now but I like that you haven’t lost your Englishness. You’re not trying to sound American and your harmonies are so strong. How did you work on getting those so tight?Emma: To be honest, one of the things that we rate ourselves on is harmonies. When we first started singing it just came naturally and that’s how it started. As we’ve developed our harmonies have developed and it defines our sound. We work on our harmonies so they’re really super tight and in every song, we make sure that there’s a super tight harmony because it makes such a difference to the song. Our voices blend very well together but our voices are quite different so having the mix of the two really defines our sound.I’ve known about this single for a while now and it must have felt like a long wait for you to get it out there. How are you feeling about the release?Emma: It’s been a long time coming! We became a duo just over a year ago. We actually signed our management deal with Imogen and Emily (from Triple Fret Entertainment) one year ago yesterday. We knew that we wanted to release something as soon as we could, but we wanted to find the right song. We weren’t going to just release something for the sake of releasing it. We wanted to come in and be like, ‘right, this is our first track. It’s gonna be powerful. We want to make a proper name for ourselves that people are gonna remember this song as being like, a really amazing song’. Once we found that song, we wrote it in November when we were in Nashville with a girl called Emily Hackett. We came out of the session and we were so excited, we were like, ‘this is it!’ We sent it to Triple Fret and they agreed so from then on we just knew that was going to be what we were going to release. We wrote it in November and it’s July now. We’ve known the song for so long and we just want everyone to hear it. To finally know that everyone’s gonna hear what we’ve been like working on for so long is such a good feeling.Before even releasing a song you’ve picked up a lot of buzz, been to Nashville a few times and played Song Suffragettes. What has that been like?Emma: When we got the opportunity to do the Song Suffragettes we were like, ‘how has this happened? We’ve not even released anything!’ It was such a shock but we were so happy about it. Triple Fret have been so incredible. We couldn’t ask for two better people to be our managers. When we went into Song Suffragettes, I think we came out of it with more confidence because considering we’d not even been together for a year, to achieve things like that we were so happy and we were so proud of ourselves. That trip to Nashville really helped define us as artists and helped us find our sound.Jolie: The previous trip we went on was more like a holiday but the November one we were writing every single day. We had two writes a day. It was like a formal work trip. We had Song Suffragettes and we were networking with people. I think that’s helped us as well because being in Song Suffragettes, we’ve been able to make contacts. When people saw that we were going on Song Suffragettes we got taken a bit more seriously because we hadn’t released anything.Emma: When we went to Nashville, because of Triple Fret, we got in contact with so many people and we’ve been able to write with those people and get really strong songs from that. I feel like knowing these people who are doing really well in Nashville, they’ve recognised what we have and seen potential in us, which has helped gain that momentum. Triple Fret has been great with keeping our momentum in the UK even though obviously we’ve not released anything. They’ve been trying to get us on certain gigs and just trying to make sure that we have a name out there so that people don’t forget about us before we release anything.Credit: Jodie MorrisThere’s nothing like you in the UK Country scene right now so that must be exciting to be able to forge your own path?Emma: Yeah, definitely. We came in wanting to have a unique sound. We didn’t want to just fall into the background. We were very passionate about what we wanted and we knew what we wanted. That was really good for Triple Fret because they knew what we wanted and what we wanted to achieve and the path we wanted to go down. They were already on the same path and they knew they could help us with this. It is really lovely that you say that because we do think in some way that we have something original and special.The day after the single you are going to be performing as part of the virtual Dixie Fields, which is a big opportunity. How are you feeling about that?Emma: We actually went to Dixie Fields last year and we were like, ‘oh it would be amazing to do that next year’ and obviously now we’re doing it, it’s so good. The fact that we’ve not released much yet and we’ve had these opportunities, it’s just been amazing for us.What’s it like releasing your debut single in the middle of a pandemic?Emma: That has stressed us out a little bit. We’ve been trying to see the positives. We were on a write recently with Laura Oates and she raised the point that now is a really good time as people are on social media. A lot of people are at home and they’re on their phones and things like that. It’s a lot easier for people to stream and I think that in that sense, we’ve been trying to take in the positives of it, obviously. I think as well because we’re releasing it in the summer and it’s quite a summer song, even though there’s a pandemic, it’s still a good time to release this. It is a summer song and people are gonna want to listen to it when they’re having their social distancing garden parties. It’s still gonna be a good vibe for everyone even though it is in the middle of a pandemic. Not being able to go out and perform and promote it has been difficult, and obviously the fact that we haven’t been together – so we’ve been limited on the live streams and things we can do – has been a bit challenging.Jolie: During the pandemic there’s been so many breakups. I think it’s a really good breakup song for a lot of people that have just split up with their boyfriend after being with them in lockdown for about six weeks. I think it’ll do well in that sense.What do you have coming up after this single?Emma: At the moment we’ve been planning our second single. We’re trying to sort out the recording and our producer’s actually been moving studio at the moment. We’ve been trying to find the time to fit in. We’re supposed to be going to Nashville in November so fingers crossed that we’ll be able to go because we’ve got quite a lot of exciting writes out there. I think it’s probably going to be our most successful trip to date so we’re praying that we can get together. Because we’ve not been able to be together and do live streams and stuff that a lot of people have been doing, we’ve just really focused on our writing so that when we come out this pandemic, we’re going to have so much material. I feel like actually since writing in this pandemic we’ve come out with like a lot of good songs. We have at least four songs and we’re not sure how we’re going to choose what to put on the EP, we’ve got so much material now, and this is before we’ve even gone to Nashville. We are confident that even though it’s been difficult, we’ve just been focused so much on writing. The power of Zoom has been been wonderful, keeping us connected with people in Nashville and each other. We’re hoping that next year we’ll have an EP out and I think we’re aiming for October for a second release.Hopefully by that point we’ll be able to go to gigs again…Emma: Yeah, I just really want to perform. We’ve never actually performed I Don’t Need a Man with a full band. We’ve only ever done it acoustic which is really good but having the full like band will just be so good. So we’re hoping that like, however long it is, I’ve been I’m tempted full band is gonna be really good.What music has been getting you through the pandemic?Emma: We actually listen to quite a lot of the same music. We listen to a lot of Kacey Musgraves. Old Taylor Swift is what got us both into Country music.Jolie: Also Josh Kerr..Emma: Yeah, we’re big, big Josh fans. We’ve listened to him a lot. and he definitely inspires a lot of our writing because he’s such an incredible writer. The same with Kacey and Taylor Swift. We’ve definitely been listening to a lot of those really.Emma & Jolie’s debut single I Don’t Need a Man is released on Friday 10th July 2020. You can pre-save I Don’t Need a Man on Spotify now.last_img read more

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Praise for The United Friends of Highgate from Jamaican GG

first_imgJamaica’s Governor General, His Excellency Sir Patrick Allen had high praises for the United Friends of Highgate, (UFOH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of Highgate in St. Mary, Jamaica. He delivered the keynote address to over 400 members of the South Florida Jamaica Diaspora in Cooper City, FL. last month.Sir Patrick Allen commended the United Friends of Highgate for the outstanding work they have been doing by engaging with the local Highgate community, as they conceive and develop plans to assist the community with medical supplies, educational tools, scholarships, infrastructural development and other socio-economic enterprises.  His Excellency told members of the organization that they are Jamaica’s “champion to the world like Usain Bolt” and “are valuable members of our development team.”“I thank you for all you do in uplifting the communities you live and the community of your birth. … and to helping advance our 2030 vision to make Jamaica the place of choice to live work raise families and do business,” he added. Sir Patrick challenged members of the organization and Jamaicans globally to engage more with the next generation – the youth.The Governor General, pointing to the success of several youth leaders in Jamaica, said the youth must be encouraged so that the vision of creating better societies can become a reality.Jamaican’s foremost comedian Oliver Samuels was at his best keeping the guest in high spirits showering the GG with accolades for being the “draw” for the event and not, as usual, himself. He kept the crown entertained throughout the entire event. The “UFOH,” pronounced [Hoo-Fah], was launched in Florida over 11 years ago and has a chapter in Highgate with Reverend Seymour Hutchinson as its President. The Florida chapter is headed by President Lorrimer Burford and its goal remains “contributing to the economical, physical, educational, environmental, cultural and social development of Highgate thus making the community a safe, healthy and enjoyable place to work, live and play.” For more see ufohus.org. The Florida chapter of the United Friends of Highgate Florida Chapter works with the Highgate Chapter to identify activities that need immediate attention at this time. These activities continue to extend themselves in the building up of the community of Highgate and its environs.UFOH activitiesThe projects targeted include:Food vouchers for 80 needy individuals at a cost of JA$2,000.00 each.Joint venture with the Richmond Community Consultative Committee in organizing a children’s treat for over 300 children at a cost of JA$50,000.00.Funding for bed linen, pampers, clothing (male/female) for the Annotto Bay hospital.Ongoing scholarship to two children entering High School.Funding for an annual visit to Pringles Home to feed 35 individuals as well as toiletry suppliesContinuing assistant for the activities of daily living, including provision of breakfast, baths, laundry and general housekeeping for an elderly person.last_img read more

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Nigerian troops kill 4 gunmen in northern state

first_imgNigerian military troops salute Nigeria’s President during his visit to troops on front lines of Boko Haram conflict, on November 28, 2018, in Maiduguri as part of a military staff annual conference. – Nigeria’s President urged troops to show more commitment in fighting Boko Haram despite scores of losses in a recent assault as he visited the key northeastern city of Maiduguri. (Photo by Audu MARTE / AFP) (Photo credit should read AUDU MARTE/AFP/Getty Images) Nigerian military troops. (Photo by Audu MARTE / AFP/Getty Images)Four gunmen were killed when Nigerian troops carried out a raid on a suspected hideout of bandits in the northern state of Kaduna, a military spokesman said on Thursday.The operation, which was carried out on Wednesday, is in continuation of the “sustained offensive against armed bandits and other criminal elements in the country,” said John Enenche, a defense spokesperson.He added that troops also recovered one rifle and dominated the general area with aggressive patrols in search of the fleeing bandits.Recently, Kaduna has been experiencing a series of bandit’s attacks that have led to the loss of lives and properties.Following the development, the Nigerian air force in August deployed additional special forces to southern Kaduna.Related Nigerian police kill eight gunmen in crossfire Nigerian troops kill 110 bandits: officialcenter_img Nigerian northern state confirms one case of Lassa feverlast_img read more

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Saab Completes First Air Trials of its New X-band AESA Radar

first_imgSaab, a provider of military defense and civil security services and solutions, has successfully completed the first air trials with its new fighter X-band Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, which will be offered as a new addition to Saab’s PS-05/A radar family. The new fighter X-band AESA radar performs better against small targets, has enhanced Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM) capability as well as an improved ability to support more advanced weaponry.The radar is designed for fighter aircrafts and can be adapted to a variety of platforms. As Saab previously announced, a version of the new AESA antenna has been sold to a U.S. Government customer. This is an important step in the development of Saab’s fighter AESA radar. It has unveiled great possibilities for the radar, and its modular, adaptable and scalable design means it can also be used for a range of other applications.The host aircraft during the air trial was a Gripen D aircraft, which is currently offered with Saab’s latest Mk4 radar. The new version of the radar can be offered to Gripen C/D operators, as an upgrade. The new AESA radar uses GaN, a material that gives lower power consumption and improved heat resistance. This enables wider bandwidth and greater reliability, availability, and efficiency.The trials were successful and collected data while detecting and tracking objects.Click here to lear more about Saab’s X-band AESA Fighter Radar.last_img read more

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Commentary: A few tweaks pay dividends for Auburn

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:23a541b62aa84519845ee8fc Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-229853-4562666992001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.What if the Wildcats (4-2, 2-2 SEC) had scored a game-winning touchdown at the horn? Auburn (4-2, 1-2) would have blown a 13-point halftime lead, fallen to 0-3 in the SEC and been asked all next week how could it come off a bye and lose to Kentucky?The Tigers avoided that collective disaster and can now move forward to facing Arkansas next week in Fayetteville with renewed hope and belief they can resurrect this season.The Tigers are still a long way from looking like a team that could make a late push at a SEC championship. So many things need to happen for them to even get back in contention, but they showed the resolve and toughness that wasn’t evident against the better competition so far this season.Kentucky once again showed it can’t handle the brightest of lights. Dropping passes. The Wildcats kept biting on Wildcat play with Kerryon Johnson even when Johnson wasn’t carrying out the fake to quarterback Jeremy Johnson in motion. They failed to fully cash in when reaching the red zone.However, that’s been Kentucky’s problem and will likely continue to be its problem. Auburn has enough on its plate, but can take a day or two to catch its breath and build off this necessary victory.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:bc9c3d29ddaadec3f09c4160 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-826226-4561715129001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Auburn established for the first time this season a desired pace on offense that led to 15 first downs in the first half. Malzahn’s offense is at its best when snapping the ball before the defense is ready to engage, and Auburn caught Kentucky in those situations more than any other team combined.The pace — and Ricardo Louis — helped White start fast. Making his third straight start in place of Jeremy Johnson, White went 12-of-18 for 186 yards in the first half with Louis being his primary target.Looking refreshed after dealing with “minor injuries” as Malzahn said last month, Louis had five catches for 114 yards —— in the first quarter. He didn’t score, but set the tone as the go-to receiver for Auburn.Louis is not as talented as Duke Williams, who was kicked off the team at the start of the bye week after an incident at a night club in Auburn, but he looked like the player who started the 2015 season strong.Finishing with seven catches for a career-high 154 yards, Louis will have Arkansas figuring out how to handle him next week and still keep tabs on Barber. He didn’t reach the century mark, but ran for 92 yards and twice with the latter, proving to be the game-sealer in the fourth quarter on a traditional tough Barber run.It’s hard to find the positive when giving up 497 yards of total offense, but the Auburn defense came through when it really mattered. Freshman Carlton Davis’ interception of Towles in the end zone on a red-zone play prevented Kentucky from tying the game in the second quarter.Then on the Kentucky’s next offensive series, Johnathan Ford blitzed and sacked Towles on third down to force the Wildcats to kick a field goal. Kentucky remained down by seven points, 17-10 in the second.If the Wildcats scored touchdowns on those possessions, this is a different game.Then Auburn made the biggest defensive stop at the end of the game. Will Muschamp earned his $1.6 million a year salary in this one because Auburn’s offense went idle, but his defense came through.The Tigers are still a work in progress, but made progress — and got out of Lexington with a much-needed win. They’ll gladly take it. Duane Rankin, Advertiser columnist, can be followed on Twitter@DuaneRankin or reached at dmrankin@ gannett.com. Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis catches a pass in front of Kentucky cornerback Cody Quinn.Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis catches a pass in front of Kentucky cornerback Cody Quinn.LEXINGTON, Ky. — A wrinkle here. A wrinkle there.Some Sean White here. A heavy early dose of Ricardo Louis and timely defensive plays there.Add a 52-yard field goal by Daniel Carlson and the usual serving of Peyton Barber, and Auburn completed a week and half of preparation with a much-needed 30-27 escape of Kentucky on Thursday night at Commonwealth Stadium.“I TOLD YOU,” Malzahn screamed while hugging players after the game on the field. “I TOLD YOU!”As the Tigers celebrated Justin Garrett sacking Patrick Towles on fourth down with 25 seconds, I hope Malzahn was screaming, “THANK YOU GOD! THANK YOU GOD!”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

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Recessed county commission meeting is recessed – again

first_imgJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Commission recessed its regular February meeting from last Monday until this week in order to resolve a necessary spending resolution to reopen the county’s animal shelter. Then they were forced to recess again in order to review what is possibly a better offer.The shelter has been forced to avoid taking in animals except for strays and rescues, which are immediately farmed out to temporary foster homes or other shelters in nearby counties.Last fall an effort to seal the shelter’s porous concrete floors and walls failed, and estimates for an adequate repair job approached $40,000. In order to move forward with a contractor and provide the necessary legal notices for emergency spending without going through a bidding process, the commission had to delay a decision until this past Monday, when the animal control committee hoped to agree on a recommendation.Instead, the committee received still another offer from a competing business, this time a local contractor with what appeared to be a better offer.The original estimate from one contractor would cost the county $39,800 but would only cover interior concrete floors and walls with a fresh epoxy coating after the old inferior coating is stripped away. Monday night the committee heard from the competing firm, based in Campbell County, that proposed coating not only interior floors but the exterior kennel runs, doubling the area treated, for $43,531.Several commissioners voiced their preference for awarding the job to the local business, but agreed that an architect who has been retained to review any proposals would need time to inspect the product and make sure the county does not make the same mistake all over again.Finance Director Jeff Marlow advised the commission that they would need to approve a motion to retain the architect at a cost of $6,600 and once they have settled on a contractor, the commission would need to pass an emergency spending resolution.As a result the committee recessed their meeting until 6:30 p.m. this Thursday night, with the full commission recessing until immediately after the committee makes a decision in order to approve the expenditure.The Monday night meeting wasn’t entirely in vain, however, as the commissioners were also asked to approve a motion to authorize the county’s attorney in the rock quarry controversy to take “whatever legal action might be necessary” at the law firm’s discretion.  The new quarry is near Campbell County High School.A law partner of attorney James Wright appeared before the commission to explain that if the quarry operators decide to challenge the county’s bid to regulate them in court, the law firm needed an official vote giving them the freedom to respond without delay.Scott Kitts made the necessary motion, seconded by Sue Nance, to authorize Wright’s firm to pursue legal action if necessary to protect the county’s interests.The motion passed unanimously with one abstention. Carl Douglas questioned whether the quarry operators could come back with a legal claim against Campbell County if they eventually overturned the county’s resolution and sued for lost income and costs.When the attorney replied that such liability would be up to the courts but doubted the quarry operator could recover damages under the county powers act, Douglas responded, “I hope and pray that we don’t get in that situation,” as he abstained from voting on the motion.Mayor E. L. Morton informed the commission that the quarry operator had contacted attorney Wright about having a conference, probably by phone, with Wright and county officials on Tuesday (yesterday). The commission may learn of any results from that conversation when they meet again on Thursday. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/26/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Chelsea’s Granovskaia’s meeting with Conte agent revealed, two ‘walls’ in Sarri’s…

first_imgAntonio Conte, despite all of the stories sending him far away from Stamford Bridge towards the end of the season, remains Chelsea’s manager for the time being. The amount of money Roman Abramovich would have to give him in his severance package remains the primary reason for this, but the Blues are working towards getting it all sorted so that Maurizio Sarri can take over as soon as possible.This is, in essence, what Il Mattino were reporting on Tuesday, revealing Marina Granovskaia held a meeting on Monday with Conte’s agents, with €10m in wages and a series of bonuses linked to next season’s performances being discussed.That’s why, according to the Italian newspaper, the private jet expected to take Sarri to London remains firmly on the airport strip for the time being.Embed from Getty ImagesDown Napoli’s end, Aurelio de Laurentiis remains adamant he wants money from Chelsea in order for them to appoint his former manager.These are the two ‘walls’ currently standing in Sarri’s way, and until they’re torn down, he will remain at home, getting paid by his ex-club on a contract technically keeping him there until 2020.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDash Living Hong KongExpat’s Favorite – Fully Serviced Studio from HK$10,000 / moDash Living Hong KongUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndolast_img read more

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An analytical look at Guyana’s Gold Cup opponents

first_imgWith less than five days remaining before the Golden Jaguars make their debut in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Stabroek Sport takes an analytical look at the competing sides in group-D and their current form heading to the prestigious event. Guyana’s historic campaign in the event pits them against three of the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers hexagonal sides, the only group that features such a combination in the event.United States of AmericaAs Guyana’s first assignment in the event on June 18th in St. Paul, Minnesota, defending champion United States of America [USA] will be the first team under the microscope. Ranked 24th on the international circuit, the Americans possess a record of three wins, two losses and a draw in their previous six matches. Further examination of this period indicate that USA are winless in their three most recent clashes with a record of two losses and a draw.The first three matches during their six game stretch, provided a 3-0 win against 71st ranked Panama [January 27th 2019], a 2-0 victory against 36th ranked Costa Rica [February 2nd 2019] and 1-0 success over 58th ranked Ecuador [March 21st 2019].However, this was followed by a 1-1 draw with 13th ranked Chile [March 26th 2019], a 0-1 loss to 56th rated Jamaica [June 5th 2019] and a 0-3 defeat to 29th ranked Venezuela [June 9th 2019]. Overall, USA has tallied seven goals while conceding five times during the period. Their squad which contains 17 Major League Soccer [MLS] based players, consists of Goalkeepers Zack Steffen, Sean Johnson, Tyler Miller, Defenders Nick Lima, Omar Gonzalez, Walker Zimmerman, Tim Ream, Reggie Cannon, Daniel Lovitz, Matt Miazga, Aaron Long, Midfielders Michael Bradley, Will Trapp, Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic, Cristian Roldan, Duane Holmes and Forwards Paul Arriola, Gyasi Zardes, Jordan Morris, Jozy Altidore, Jonathan Lewis and Tyler Boyd.PanamaNext on the list is 74th ranked Panama, who will take the field against the Golden Jaguars on June 22nd in Cleveland, Ohio. The Central Americans enter the tournament winless from their six most recent matches. This is highlighted by four losses and two draws. A 1-2 defeat to 57th ranked Ecuador [20th November 2018] was followed by a 0-3 loss to 24th ranked United States of America [27th January 2019] and 1-1 stalemate with 3rd ranked Brazil [23rd March 2019].This was followed by a 0-0 draw with Basque Country (Non-FIFA-Affiliate) [29th May 2019], a 0-3 defeat to 12th ranked Colombia [June 3rd 2019] and a 0-3 setback to 6th ranked Uruguay [7th June 2019].Panama’s numbers during this period makes for abysmal reading with only two goals scored and a disappointing 12 allowed. The squad that will be tasked with qualifying for the knockout round reads Goalkeepers Jose Calderon, Luis Mejia, Orlando Moaquera, Defenders Harold Cummings, Eric Davis, Fidel Escobar, Kevin Galvan, Adolfo Machado, Michael Murillo, Francisco Palacios, Roman Torres, Midfielders Abdiel Arroyo, Edgar Barcenas, Armando Cooper Anibal Goday, Valentin Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, Jose Luis Rodrigues, Marcos Sanchez and Forwards Rolando Blackburn, Omar Browne, Jose Fajardo and Gabriel Torres.Trinidad and TobagoLastly, traditional rival Trinidad and Tobago will complete Guyana’s group stage campaign on June 26th in Kansas City, Missouri.The 93rd ranked ‘Soca Warriors’ arrive at the Biennial Championship with a disappointing record of one win, four losses and a draw. An impressive 2-0 win over 77th ranked United Arab Emirates [September 6th 2018] was quickly followed by a disappointing 0-1 defeat to 122nd ranked Thailand [14th October 2018], a 0-1 loss to 30th ranked Iran [November 15th 2018] and a 0-1 setback to 19th ranked Wales [20th March 2019].A 0-0 draw with 26th ranked Japan [June 5th 2019] and 0-2 loss to 78th ranked Canada [10th June 2019] concludes this period, which is highlighted by two goals scored and five conceded.Trinidad and Tobago’s squad, which features seven locally based players, comprises Goalkeepers Marvin Phillips, Adrian Foncette, Greg Ranjitsingh, Defenders Daniel Cyrus, Carlyle Mitchell, Curtis Gonzales, Mekeil Williams, Alwin Jones, Leland Archer, Midfielders Khaleem Hyland, Joevin Jones, Kevin Molino, Kevan George, Cordell Cato, Nathan Lewis, Leston Paul, Levi Garcia, Jomal Williams, Neveal Hacksaw, Akeem Humphrey, Duane Muckette and Forwards Lester Peltier and Shahdon Winchester. (Compiled by Duncan Saul)last_img read more

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