We will play our game, says JC skipper

first_imgJamaica College’s captain Allando Brown says their 4-0 mauling at the hands of St George’s College in the FLOW/ISSA Super Cup final two weeks ago is now in the past.The Old Hope Road school’s ace defender said St George’s are the favourites to win today, but they are eager to avenge that defeat and retain the Manning Cup.”The last game against St George’s is history. We are looking towards this Manning Cup final against St George’s to come out and give our best. We are the underdogs and we want to create an upset,” he told The Gleaner.He insisted that St George’s were only better on the day, and he has full confidence in his team to deliver a better performance against their North Street rivals.”On the day, they were better. We lost the (Super Cup) game, but this (Manning Cup) is really our focus. We tried to play St George’s game (in Super Cup final) and that didn’t work, so we are coming with our normal game. Look for a better performance from us, and hard work and guts as always,” he added.last_img read more

Jam eases a little for homebuyer

first_imgHousing affordability for first-time buyers improved slightly in Los Angeles County and across the state in the 2007 first quarter, although prices remained high despite tumbling sales, a trade association said Thursday. In the county, affordability slipped to 20 percent from 21 percent a year earlier, but improved from 19 percent in the 2006 fourth quarter, said the Los Angeles-based California Association of Realtors. The association measures affordability by the percentage of households that can afford the median-price home in their area. The affordability number is based on an adjustable interest rate of 6.3 percent and a 10 percent down payment. And first-time buyers typically purchase a home equal to 85 percent of the prevailing median price. First-time buyers in the county needed to earn a minimum $101,090 annually to qualify for a home priced at $501,390, the median in the year’s first three months, the association said. The monthly payment, including taxes and insurance, would be $3,370. Leslie Appleton-Young, the association’s vice president and chief economist, said potential buyers are still waiting for a big price slide but the odds of that happening are not good as long as the economy remains sound. That’s not the best news for someone waiting to buy that first house. “You’ve still got a situation where first-time buyers are in a jam,” Appleton-Young said. “And potential first-time buyers in Los Angeles County are up against a huge hurdle. The median here is about twice the nation’s.” Statewide, 25 percent of households could afford an entry-level home in the first quarter, down one percentage point from a year earlier and unchanged from last year’s fourth quarter. The qualifying income was $96,910, the median price $480,670 and the monthly payment $3,230. The high desert, which includes the Antelope Valley communities of Palmdale and Lancaster, remained the state’s most affordable market. Here affordability increased to 44 percent from 41 percent a year ago and in last year’s fourth quarter. A household in this market would have to earn $54,703 annually to qualify for a median-price home costing $271,430. The monthly payment would be $1,820. Affordability increased in six of 19 major markets tracked by the association. The report also showed that: In Ventura County, affordability increased one percentage point annually to 26 percent in the first quarter and remained unchanged from last year’s fourth quarter. The qualifying income level was $115,300, the median price $571,860 and the monthly payment $3,840. In the Inland Empire, affordability increased to 36 percent in the first quarter from 35 percent a year earlier and from 34 percent in the prior quarter. The minimum qualifying income was $69,310, the median price $343,770 and the monthly payment $2,310. Jonathan Weiss, senior investment associate at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, said renting is now less expensive than owning. “The average monthly payment differential between owning and renting is about $3,000,” he said of the state average. Andrew LaPage, an analyst at La Jolla-based DataQuick Information Systems, said that affordability is increasing in areas that have seen an erosion in the median price. This is expected to spread to other areas as the market slump continues. “I’m certainly open to the possibility you may see increased affordability in lower cost neighborhoods in the next six to 12 months,” he said. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Transfer report: Tottenham and Southampton set for transfer fight over £17.5m Porto star?

first_img1 Giannelli Imbula Tottenham and Southampton are on alert after it emerged that Giannelli Imbula could be heading for an early Porto exit.The Portuguese club held off competition from both Premier League sides as well as AC Milan to land Imbula for around £17.5m during the summer, ending one of the longest sagas of the window.But, according to reports in France, Imbula is finding it hard to adapt to life at Porto.He has struggled to impress in his first five league appearances and has been hauled off three times.Now it has been suggested that he is already planning to quit Porto.AC Milan, desperate to land him last month, could be back in for him, while Saints and Spurs to try their luck at signing him again, too – and they could move as early as January.last_img

GAA NEWS: AILEEN MCGILL WINS CONVOY LADIES YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

first_imgIt was 3rd time lucky for our annual awards presentation night for the 2015 season last night 🙂 Unfortunately we had to cancel our dinner dance twice early this year, but a great night was had by all in Breen’s Bar Convoy last night as the club handed out the awards for the 2015 season.Thanks to those who attended last night and a big congratulations to all our winners 🙂Ladies AwardsSenior Player of the Year – Kelly Wilson & Cathy Deward (joint winners)Junior Player of the Year – Margaret BonnerYoung Player of the Year – Aileen McGillMost Improved Player of the Year – Eilish McCaffrey Senior Mens Team AwardsPlayer of the Year – James KeeMost Dedicated Player of the Year – Shaun Browne & Liam Prunty (joint winners)Reserve Mens Team AwardsPlayer of the Year – Kieran DohertyYoung Player of the Year – Anthony Bogle & Darren BonnerClub Person of the Year – Patrick GallagherCounty Panel Recognition AwardsU21B All Ireland Winner & Senior Ulster Title 2015 – Ciara GallagherMinor Panel 2015- Aileen McGill, GAA NEWS: AILEEN MCGILL WINS CONVOY LADIES YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: April 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:convoyGAASportlast_img read more