In fact Prendergast, who officiated at the 2002 senior men's World Cup in Japan/South Korea in 2006, was the last Jamaican referee to have achieved the feat. "I think we just have to keep working and be consistent in the application, make tough decisions, and have courage," opined Prendergast. "We have the physical fitness but we are just not keeping with the pace of the game in terms of what is happening in football," he said. "Caleb Wales, for example, who is at the World Cup, was very consistent for two, three years so his place was in the making two [to] three years. "The selectors, even though they are not in Jamaica, they watch games — schoolboy games, Premier Leagues games — and these things help to make decisions in the end," he concluded.
Jamaica's senior Reggae Girlz going through their stretching exercise during an early morning session at the Holiday Inn Resort in Montego Bay on Tuesday. Though still in assessment mode, Head Coach Lorne Donaldson expressed intentions to throw the full weight of his senior Reggae Girlz team at Paraguay to kick-start their two-match friendly international series at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall today. However, Donaldson pointed out that his side his ready to give a good a good showing. We expect them to do that actually, they look lively so far and I think everybody wants to get a game in," Donaldson noted. I thought she is a good solid centre back to bring in because we have to make it competitive," Donaldson shared.22 days ago Jamaica Observer
US President Joe Biden, left, arrives with Chinese President Xi Jinping for a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting, Monday, November 14, 2022, in Bali, Indonesia. Yet, at the G-20 summit in Indonesia this week, one seat will remain vacant,” wrote Sunak, who took office last month. “Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine is creating food and energy crises. US officials said no joint statement was expected after the meeting with Xi and suggested policy breakthroughs were unlikely. In 2009, top G-20 leaders began holding annual meetings to craft a response to the global financial crisis.18 days ago Jamaica Observer
South Koreans commemorate the 156 people killed in the October 29 Halloween crowd crush in Seoul. (Photo: AFP)An unprecedented tragedy is one way to describe the stampede which took place on the night of October 29 in South Korea. Such a tragedy and consequent loss of life may well reinforce the evil spell which some believe is unleashed on the world generally, and at Halloween season in particular. For this reason, each child, teenager or young adult injured or killed in the tragedy in South Korea recently is valued and loved by God, family and friends. The tragic loss of life in South Korea is painful and the consequent grief and sorrow of those left behind is immeasurable.25 days ago Jamaica Observer
Ambulances and rescue workers arrive at the street near the scene of a crowd surge in Seoul, South Korea, October 30, 2022. There are growing questions here about why South Korea hasn’t learned its lessons since the 2014 sinking of the ferry Sewol, which killed 304 people — mostly teenagers on a school trip. That disaster also prompted national soul-searching on the country’s failure to enforce safety and regulatory rules. “When it comes to public safety, I think we aren’t an advanced nation at all, though we might have grown economically,” said Park You Nam, 60, who runs a jewellery shop in Seoul. He said South Koreans have focused instead on finding, criticising and punishing anyone responsible each time an incident occurs.29 days ago Jamaica Observer
Germany's Serge Gnabry (right) scores his side's opening goal as teammate Thomas Müller (centre) looks on and Costa Rica defender Oscar Duarte tries to defend during their Fifa World Cup Group E match at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. (Photo: AP)Just before the start of the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar, German football legend Mr Jurgen Klinsmann predicted that the quadrennial tournament would startle many people. "I think this could be a World Cup of surprises because if some of the kind of underdogs — maybe if it's an African nation, if it's an Asian team — if they are courageous, I think you can go actually far in this tournament," Mr Klinsmann said during a press conference in Doha. Japan, which first went to the World Cup finals in 1998 and have qualified for each tournament since, shocked many when they defeated Germany 2-1 and then beat Spain by a similar goal margin. Outside of the political and social controversies that have dogged this World Cup, it has proven to be one of the most exciting on the pitch.4 hours ago Jamaica Observer
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AdvertisementMoved To Australia Thinking It Was A HolidayBorn in South Korea, Im moved to Australia at the age of nine. “My uncle’s family was here and so I thought it was another one of those regular kind of Australia visits,” Im said. Performing her song, Sound of Silence, Im went on to place second, the highest an Australian has ever placed in the contest. Speaking on competing in Eurovision and whether she felt she was robbed of winning first place, Im said, “I knew I wanted to finish at the top. Finally, and that’s really nice… I get to be really open about it,” she teased.22 days ago Star Observer