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first_imgINSPORTS/Chubby Portmore PrimarySchool FootballPortsmouth Primary advanced to the semi-finals of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Chubby Portmore Primary School Football competition on Tuesday, with a 3-1 victory over Gregory Park Primary.The win pushed Port Henderson in the runner-up spot in Group One, which was topped by Portsmouth Primary.In another Zone One match on Tuesday, Southborough Primary beat Kensington Primary 4-2. Also securing their spot in the semis on Tuesday were Naggo Head Primary, which beat Greater Portmore Primary 2-0 to cement their place atop Zone Two. Belmont Park Primary clipped Ascot Primary 1-0 in the other group game earlier this week.The semi-finals will take place next Tuesday at Cedar Grove Community Field, with Portsmouth Primary tackling Waterford Primary at 10:00 a.m., followed by the second semi between Naggo Head Primary and Port Henderson Primary at 11:30 a.m.The final will be played at the same venue on Thursday, December 3.FIFA to host coaching courseFIFA will host a coaching course from November 30 to December 4, which will focus on the coaching of female players. The course will be under the instruction of well-known former England international footballer, Hope Powell. The course, which will be held at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Football Centre, UWI, will have as participant coaches from the Sherwin Williams Women’s League, selected former national female players, national coaches, and representatives of parish associations.The JFF has also invited G.C. Foster College, the University of Technology and the Ministry of Education to send representatives.Powell, who has parental roots in Jamaica, is a former international football player who was the coach of the England women’s national football team and the Great Britain women’s Olympic football team up until 2013. She won 66 caps for England, making her debut for England at the age of 16, and played in the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup. At 31, she became the youngest ever coach of an England national football team, as well as the first woman and first black person to hold that position.The JFF’s coaching development programme is supported by the Joan Duncan Foundation of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers.Intercol table tennis finalsTeam and individual finals in the intercol table tennis competitions will be played today at G.C. Foster College, starting at 9:00 a.m.In the men’s team final, three-time defending champions University of Technology (UTech) will face University of the West Indies (UWI), while in the women’s final, UTech will oppose G.C. Foster College. The female winners will be new champions as six-time defending champions UWI did not enter a female team this year.Individual events to be contested are male and female singles, male and female doubles and mixed doubles.last_img read more

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2 Rajya Sabha seats falling vacant from Punjab

first_imgChandigarh, May 23 (PTI) Two Rajya Sabha seats from Punjab will fall vacant in July after the end of term of Ambika Soni (Congress) and Balwinder Singh (Shiromani Akali Dal), an election office spokesman said today.”The term of office of the two members of the Rajya Sabha elected from Punjab is due to expire on their retirement in the month of July,” the spokesman said here.Both the seats will fall vacant on July 4, he said, adding election to the seats will be held on June 11.The notification for the polls will be issued on May 24 and the last date for making nominations is May 31, he said.While the scrutiny of the nominations will be held on June 1, the last date for withdrawal of candidature is June 3.Both Soni and Singh are likely to be re-nominated to the upper House by their respective political parties.The term of 57 members of Rajya Sabha from 15 states is coming to an end between June and August and elections to the vacant posts will be held on June 11. PTI VJ KIS RG KISlast_img read more

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