Boys’ Town optimistic after draw with league leaders

first_imgBoys’ Town FC Coach Andrew Price says that he expects yesterday’s 1-1 home draw with leaders Montego Bay United in the Red Stripe Premier League to spur the team on to better performances in 2017.In a game where first in the table met last placed, MoBay started the stronger team and created more chances in the first half, but Price’s side lifted their performance in the second half after a number of substitutions and changes to the team’s formation.The defending champions took the lead in the 43rd minute when Allan Ottey’s free kick deflected off the Boys’ Town wall and into the net, but Shamar Nicholson equalised in the 75th minute with a header, also off a free kick. The goal takes his total to nine for the season. It also takes him back to the top of the goal-scorers’ table.Price says he hopes the performance will lift the team’s spirit and help it out of the relegation zone.STRONG FIGHT”We came back in the second half and played with a lot of character and resilience and we really took the game to Montego Bay,” Price said. “We found that they were tiring in the last 15 minutes when we were getting stronger. That augers well for the future, and it’s good that we can close the year without a loss (in this game). Come January, when we begin again, we hope to come with a lot more gusto and more industry to see if we can progress up the table.”MoBay assistant Dillon Thelwell says his team did not take Boys’ Town seriously enough.”We never played up to standard,” he said. “We played good for about 65 minutes. After 65 minutes, it was all Boys’ Town. I think we took Boys’ Town a bit lightly today, based on the performance. But coming away here in Kingston and getting a point is always going to be a plus for us.”Price says he will also be looking to adding some new players to the team in the January transfer window.”We don’t want to say who they are at the moment, but we’re quietly optimistic that these players have the qualities that we need to help the team,” he says.Other results on the day saw Maverley-Hughenden and Harbour View drawing 1-1, Humble Lion outscoring Arnett Gardens 3-2, Portmore United beating Tivoli Gardens 2-0, and UWI also getting by Reno 2-0.Yesterday’s ResultsMaverley-Hughenden 1 Harbour View 1Waterhouse 2 Jamalco 0Boys’ Town 1 Montego Bay 1Humble Lion 3 Arnett Gardens 2Portmore 2 Tivoli Gardens 0UWI 2 Reno 0last_img read more

Shelto hosts 1st make-up seminar

first_imgThe first-ever Vincent Shelto make-up seminar was on Sunday hosted on the fundamentals of make-up application.Vincent Shelto and participants at his first-ever make-up seminarPlanned to coincide with Pinktober in observance of breast cancer awareness in Guyana, the four-hour event was hosted at the Impeccable Banquet Hall. It saw the attendees – mostly women – being educated on the make-up application process, make-up products as well as skin care routines.The participants were also able to question Shelto, who did a public demonstration on a model to give first-hand insight into his work.Shelto during a public make-up demonstrationGift cards along with make-up bags and other items were also presented to a number of the participants.The event is promised to be the first of many to be hosted in years to come.The seminar was sponsored by Fairy Faces Make-up Store; Smile Designer’s Dental Care, Nalini’s Salon, Milani Cosmetics and Amanda’s Bridal and Costume Jewellery.Shelto, who is one of Guyana’s most talented and in-demand make-up artists, is known for his eye-catching work, which has taken sections of society by storm.He has done make-up for a number of brides, beauty queens and for persons who just wanted a personal photo shoot. A name that can stand by itself when it comes to make-up is undoubtedly Vincent Shelto.last_img read more


first_imgThe Right2Water group say they view non-payment as a very important weapon in their arsenal of tactics.In a statement the group says it is the biggest movement fighting on the water issue.“The campaign has been responsible for the recent mass-mobilisations of people that are un-paralleled . “Already numbers are way ahead of any mobilisation that the Campaign against the Household/Property Tax could muster, for example, the biggest mobilisation during that campaign in Donegal was 2,500 approx. in Letterkenny,Right2Water had up to 10,000 in the same location last November.“We believe that many people have already made up their minds not to pay , and many more are opposed to water charges but may need to be convinced of the need for non-payment as a key tactic. Anyone who pays in our opinion ,will not because they all want to, but will out of fear or because they feel they have no choice.- we need to allow these people to remain part of a campaign as well.“This is where local groups actively organizing to address peoples doubts and helping to give them confidence to sustain non-payment will play an important role, remember sustaining non-payment in recent campaigns has been difficult.”The statement says those of us who have been active in Right2Water in Donegal understand that non-payment is seen by many who attended their meetings and joined in the huge Right2Water protests as an important next step in the struggle against water charges. However, the tactic of non-payment will not succeed unless it is combined with protests , genuine political pressure and by getting as many people involved in their own areas both as activists but also as organizers, it adds.“We don’t see it as a contradiction to be part of the broader Right2Water movement and to work to build and sustain non-payment.“Right2Water Donegal are asking any groups or individuals interested in discussing how we can sustain non-payment as part of our campaign, as least up until the election when any new government has a chance to abolish water charges to contact us at 0863122784. We will be happy to meet on this issue to begin a deeper debate on how we can work together on this.”Members of Right2Water in Donegal will also be attending a meeting in The Teachers Club , Dublin on the 10th of Jan organized by Paul Murphy T.D. One of the aims of the meeting is to pull together groups from through-out the state interested in co-operation of non-payment groups.Right2Water say they will also be organising local meetings over the next few weeks , and a protest in Letterkenny on Jan 31st to concide with the Water Charge registration deadline. RIGHT2WATER DONEGAL URGE PUBLIC TO CONTINUE TO RESIST PAYMENT OF CHARGE was last modified: January 2nd, 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)last_img read more