Carnival casualties

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews Carnival casualties by: Dominica Vibes News – February 16, 2015 Sharing is caring! Share 747 Views   one comment Tweetcenter_img Share Share One man is reportedly dead following an incident on Hanover Street in Roseau in the Carnival Jouvert band.A preliminary report from one of the Carnival Road Marshals indicates that the Schools Parade was delayed as a section of the road was cordoned off due to the fatality.It is reported that the alleged victim is from the west coast however; his identity has been withheld.An official report from the police was not available at the time of publishing.Meanwhile, a male adult is hospitalized and in critical condition due to an accident in Louisville.According to eye witnesses, the motorbike collided with a bus and the rider was injured.last_img read more

Jurgen Klinsmann ‘full of hope’ that Jozy Altidore will return

first_imgaltidore_v2NATAL, Brazil – Forward Jozy Altidore limped as he left the stadium late Monday night. He held on to the metal railings as he made his way onto the team bus. Whether he’ll return to action after injuring his left hamstring against Ghana is still to be determined but judging from Altidore’s post-game form, it doesn’t look good.The Americans arrived at their Sao Paulo base camp in the wee hours after their thrilling 2-1 victory. This afternoon they will begin preparations for Sunday’s game against Portugal in Manaus.How quickly Altidore comes back depends on his healing process, coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday. “With Jozy, we have to see how he reacts the next couple of days. We are full of hope that he comes back in this tournament.”U.S. TRAINING: Home away from home in Sao PauloKlinsmann said defender Matt Besler and captain Clint Dempsey, who suffered a broken nose, will play against Portugal.Although Altidore wasn’t at training because he was scheduled to get an MRI, he was the focus.Without Altidore as the target player, will the Americans have to make tactical changes for Portugal? “I don’t think so,” midfielder Graham Zusi said. “We have guys who can fill in that spot. Our depth was tested yesterday and it proved to be very good for us. We have guys who can fill that spot and do the same job Jozy can.”The biggest decision Klinsmann faces: who might take Altidore’s place?Presumably Aron Johannsson, who replaced Altidore after the injury, will be Klinsmann’s first option. He had middling results in his 67 minutes against Ghana. As the team struggled for possession time, Johannsson barely saw the ball. But his through pass to Fabian Johnson set up the corner kick that resulted in John Brooks’ winning goal.Johannsson, who was born in Alabama and raised in Iceland, brings qualities to the front line no other U.S. striker offers.“Aron is a player who is very unpredictable. An opponent will not know what he has in mind,” Klinsmann said during training camp. “He sometimes thinks two or three moves ahead. … He’s a very interesting kid who will only get better from now going forward.”The 23-year-old forward scored 26 goals for the Dutch club AZ Alkmaar this past season.United States forward Aron Johannsson (9) could see his role increase if Jozy Altidore is sidelined. (Kelley L. Cox, USA TODAY Sports)United States forward Aron Johannsson (9) could see his role increase if Jozy Altidore is sidelined. (Kelley L. Cox, USA TODAY Sports)“I’ve seen him a play a lot in Europe,” said two-time World Cup veteran Brian McBride. “He’s got great movement, loves to have the ball at his feet but also can run on the ball in space. He’s a smart player, technically sound and loves to get in the box.”Another option would be Chris Wondolowski, who has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. “He’s greedy in a very good way,” goalkeeper Tim Howard said. “He likes his goals.”His journeyman story is compelling as well. Throughout his career, Wondolowski, 31, piled up goals in Major League Soccer, but was continually overlooked by national team coaches. The final indignity? In his first extended run with the U.S. team last summer, his name was misspelled — Wondowlowski — on his jersey.In that Gold Cup game against Belize, Wondolowski scored a hat trick in the first half. Though he changed his jersey at half, the extra W stuck around. Now when Wondolowski puts on his national team jersey, the extra W is sewn inside.Another possibility is 19-year-old Julian Green, but his willowy frame and inexperience at this level probably makes him more of a second-half sub.No other forward can match Altidore’s size and strength and his ability to hold the ball to incorporate teammates into the attack.USA VS. PORTUGAL: 4 things the U.S. needs to do to winIn the 21st minute, while sprinting down the sideline, Altidore grabbed his left hamstring and fell to the pitch. As he was carried off the field in a stretcher, he covered his teary eyes with his hands. Klinsmann, at Altidore’s side, cradled his striker’s head. Altidore knew the game, and perhaps the World Cup, was over for him.Hamstring injuries don’t heal quickly, as Altidore knows from experience. In 2011, he missed the Gold Cup semifinals and final with a hamstring injury. He said Monday’s injury felt similar to that one.When he was asked about how difficult it is to come back quickly from such an injury, Altidore tried to sound upbeat.“I’m up for it, it’s a once in a lifetime to be in a World Cup and hopefully I can get better and play and if not we have great guys off the bench,” he said. 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. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Session ID: 2020-09-18:95dff60fcb39af59aa83b534 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-713563-3626793769001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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