20 Jan

Top daCosta Cup marksman looks to make life in the MLS

first_img MISSED OPPORTUNITY “It was a bad-enough injury that required surgery. I really wanted to play in the Olivier Shield final because I wanted to get as close as possible to the 40-goal mark, which I had set (as my target) for the season,” said Kerr. “It was not to be, and I was disappointed, but I am strong, and the team did well, although we did not win,” he added. The 18-year-old striker said his efforts in attack for STETHS have been the highlight of his relatively young football life so far. But his love for the game actually began a lot earlier. Kerr is a past student of the Sir Clifford Campbell Primary School in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, and the Mt Grace All-Age School. His journey continued, and he left Mt Grace for Godfrey Stewart High, where played a year in the daCosta Cup, before he was spotted and invited to join the ranks at STETHS by the keen-eyed Wendell Downswell, STETHS’ technical director, in 2014. “It is at STETHS that I truly began to blossom as a striker,” Kerr stated. “With the help of my coaches and teammates, I have become a more lethal striker. I score from anywhere around the box. I am proud of myself. “I know my ability, and my ability is scoring goals. I hope to continue doing so, after moving on from schoolboy football,” said the striker. In spite of his success on the field, Kerr has not lost sight of the ultimate challenge. He said his aim is to gain a scholarship to a university or college in the United States and use that to enhance his football career. “That is my dream. I am trying to sort out a scholarship and to keep playing football, primarily in the US, and kick-start a career from there with one of the MLS teams,” reasoned Kerr. “And if that does not work out, I am looking at becoming a lawyer.” I believe I will be equally good at that,” the STETHS striker said. Western Bureau: With his taste for success ignited and after scoring a competition-high 33 goals for the 2015 daCosta and Ben Francis Cup champions, St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS), Michael Kerr is eyeing a scholarship and, ultimately, a professional contract in the US Major League Soccer or in Europe. Kerr, who is popularly known as ‘Diddy’, told The Gleaner he has learned to appreciate hard work, and has matured both as a footballer and as a person since donning the gold and blue of Santa Cruz-based STETHS. Kerr, who left defenders in his wake, scoring almost at will to fire his team into three finals, missed the final of the Olivier Shield two weeks ago against Jamaica College due to an ankle injury that required surgery. He is now on the mend, but noted that the ill-timed injury he picked up in the daCosta Cup final against Dinthill Technical could not have happened at a most inappropriate time. The striker was chasing 40 goals for the season. SCORING GOALSlast_img read more

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16 Nov

Flipkart TV Days sale: Big discounts up to 50 per cent on Mi TV, LG, Samsung, MarQ and more

first_imgIf you have been hunting for a TV lately, the Flipkart TV Days might be the perfect and a very cheaper way to get a new TV. The Flipkart TV Days sale has commenced from February 14 and will go on until February 17, 2019. The sale promises mega discounts on TV sets from popular brands. Consumers can enjoy up to 50 per cent discount on TVs. And it’s not only simple LED TVs, but even Smart Android TVs are also going up for a lot cheaper on Flipkart.Android Certified TVs from brands such as Xiaomi and MarQ by Flipkart is selling with lots of discounts. Additionally, Axis Bank credit and debit card users can also avail up to 10 per cent additional discount over the discounted prices. Axis Bank customers can also avail EMI’s with lower interests on all the TV put on sale.If you have been looking to get your new TV from the Flipkart TV Days sale, here are some of the few options offering great value with their discounted prices.Micromax 32-inch HD Ready LED TV (Rs 9,999)The Micromax 32-inch HD Ready LED TV is getting a massive discount of 49 per cent on its original price and is available for sale at a price of Rs 9,999. This isn’t a smart TV, but it offers Hindi as an OSD language. For connectivity, it offers two HDMI ports and two USB ports.Mi LED Smart TV 4A 32-inch (Rs 12,499)The Mi LED TV 4A 32-inch TV is getting a discount of 13 per cent on its original price and is currently selling for Rs 12,499. The TV runs on Xiaomi’s smart PatchWall OS based on Android and offers up to 700 hours of content. The TV offers three HDMI ports and two USB ports.advertisementVu 40-inch Full HD LED TV (Rs 15,499)If you have been looking to buy a big 40-inch TV, then the Vu 40-inch TV is a great option. It is getting a discount of 35 per cent on its original price and is now available for sale at Rs 15,499. The TV features a 40-inch full HD screen. It offers two HDMI ports and one USB port.LG Smart 32-inch HD Ready LED Smart TV (Rs 19,999)The LG Smart 32-inch HD Ready TV is getting a discount of 25 per cent on its original price and is now selling for Rs 19,999. The LG TV offers a 32-inch screen with HD resolution. The TV gets a smart TV interface and can stream Netflix in 4K HDR. It offers two HDMI and one USB port.MarQ by Flipkart Certified Android 49-inch 4K Smart LED TV (Rs 32,999)If buying an Android TV is your prime preference, the MarQ 49-inch TV is an immensely great value. The TV is getting a discount of 31 per cent of its original price and is getting a price of Rs 32,999. The TV runs on Google’s Android TV interface and comes with PlayStore for Android TV. And, it sports a 4K panel, which is one of the cheapest 4K smart TVs you can buy right now.Samsung On Smart 43-inch Full HD LED Smart TV 2018 Edition (Rs 36,999)The Samsung On Smart 43-inch full HD LED TV is selling for Rs 36,999 after getting a discount of 37 per cent off its original price. It sports a 40W speaker output and comes with two HDMI as well as one USB port.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi TV 4X Pro 55-inch review: Premium offerings at affordable pricingALSO READ | Samy 32-inch smart Android TV for Rs 4,999: 10 points to know before you buy cheapest smart TV of IndiaALSO READ | TRAI’s new Best Fit Plan: What is it, how to get it and everything you need to knowlast_img read more

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