20 Jan
2020

RSPL Statistics and upcoming matches

first_img (Monday Night Live Game) Arnett Gardens FC – 3, UWI FC – 0 AGFC: (own goal) 41′ AGFC: Lennox Russell 45’+ AGFC: Andrew Phang (PK) 48′ Next Fixtures Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts Arnett 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3 Portmore 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3 Reno 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 Boys’ Twn 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 H View 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 Cavalier 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Rivoli 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Tivoli 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 W’house 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 H Lion 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0 MoBay U 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0 UWI FC 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0 First-Round Results Sunday’s gamescenter_img Standings (Sunday, September 13) 3:30 p.m.: Boys’ Town vs Tivoli at Barbican 5 p.m.: Cavalier vs Arnett at Stadium East 3:30 p.m.: Humble Lion vs Harbour View at Effortville Community Centre 3:30 p.m.: Portmore vs Rivoli at Middlesex Int’l College 3:30 p.m.: Reno vs Waterhouse at Frome Sports Complex 3:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Montego Bay United at UWI Bowl, Mona Harbour View FC – 1, Boys’ Town FC – 1 HVFC: Jorginho James 83′ BT: Peter Keyes 24′ Montego Bay United FC – 0, Portmore United FC – 2 PU: Ricardo Morris 63′, 72′ Reno FC – 1, Humble Lion FC – 0 RENO: Kavar Walker 81′ Rivoli United FC – 0, Waterhouse FC – 0 Tivoli Gardens FC – 0, Cavalier SC – 0last_img read more

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19 Jan
2020

Trump makes racism ‘fashionable’ – LeBron

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James. AP FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James reacted swiftly Tuesday to US President Donald Trump’s repeated claim that there was “blame on both sides” in the deadly racial unrest in Charlottesville.“Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again!” James tweeted shortly after Trump angrily defended his controversial initial response to the white supremacist rally on Saturday that erupted in clashes with counter-demonstrators.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James, who has long been outspoken about matters of race in America and endorsed Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton for president, had tweeted his dismay at the events in Charlottesville over the weekend.“It’s sad what’s going on in Charlottesville,” James tweeted on Saturday. “Is this the direction our country is heading?“Make [America] Great Again huh?! He said that,” added James in a dig at Trump’s celebrated campaign slogan.While James has attempted to use his celebrity to combat racism, his wealth and fame haven’t made him immune.On the eve of the NBA Finals in June his house in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood was daubed with a racial slur.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day,” James said at the time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Woods had marijuana, painkillers in system at arrest — report A suspected Nazi sympathizer plowed his car into a crowd of anti-racism demonstrators, leaving one woman dead and 19 injured.Trump’s reaction on Saturday, that there was violence “on many sides” provoked a backlash and on Monday he singled out the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis involved as criminals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’READ: Trump blames ‘many sides’ for violent clashes in VirginiaBut in an exchange with reporters at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday, a clearly irked Trump again said that both groups were at fault in inciting violence and insisted that those who gathered to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee form a park were not all racist. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingslast_img read more

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12 Jan
2020

Fire destroys home of President’s neighbour

first_imgA mother and her two children are now homeless after fire of unknown origin completely razed their home at Lot 6 Thorne’s Drive, D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown.Firefighters trying to contain the blazeThe distraught home owner, Mia Ritchie, who resided near President David Granger’s former official residence, said she was at work when she was contacted by her neighbours around 12:45h informing her of the fire.Ritchie, who is employed as an announcer at the National Communications Network (NCN), was unable to estimate her losses as she explained that she was still coming to grips with what happened.Nothing was saved from the building but her daughter’s violin, the woman told <<>> as she was almost in tears.Ritchie and her two children, aged 11 and nine, have been living at that location for the past seven years.Firefighters who arrived at the scene were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the Head of State’s home. The team of men were unable to say what may have triggered the fire, but they noted that an investigation was launched.The woman said she did not have any issues with her neighbours and as such, ruled out arson.Only on Sunday, an abandoned house in Kitty, Georgetown, which was previously occupied by at least six homeless persons, was completely destroyed around 15:30h. It is believed that one of the male occupants of the house left a fire unattended.In fact, a neighbour told this publication that the fire started when one of the dwellers who was cooking left the home and went on the road to make a purchase. She explained that when he returned and saw the building on fire, he ran away.last_img read more

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10 Jan
2020

Chiellini says it will take all Juventus to stop Kane

first_img“Stopping Kane, just me alone, is pretty impossible,” said 33-year-old six-time Serie A winner Chiellini.“I’m not so presumptuous or arrogant to think I can. I hope the whole of Juventus can stop Tottenham, that is what matters.“One-to-one clashes are important but the whole team will have to do its best to limit, not only Harry Kane, but the ‘fab four’ (Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-min) in the attacking area.“We shouldn’t just think of Tottenham as Kane, but as a whole team. They haven’t reached this level by chance.“Tomorrow we want to do our best with great respect and humility, aware that this is the very first step of a journey which I hope will take us to Kiev in May.”Juventus — finalists twice in the past three seasons — have conceded just one goal in their last 16 games and Kane said he was eager to lock horns again with Chiellini.– ‘Dead leg’ –“He’s an amazing defender,” said Kane, who has faced Chiellini before. “My first start for England probably the first five minutes he made a challenge and I probably had a dead leg for 10 minutes.“It was a good welcome to international football.”Harry Kane remembers being left bruised by his last meeting with Chiellini © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINAKane added: “We have to come here with belief we can get through. It’ll be tough tomorrow (Tuesday) night then hopefully we can take them to Wembley and get the job done.”It will be the first European meeting between the two sides and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said there is no favourite.“It’s a very balanced challenge, it’s 50-50, the two teams are equal,” said Allegri. “We have to create an advantage tomorrow night and bring it to London where it will be decided.“Obviously I’d be glad not to concede, to end up with a clean sheet.”The Italian champions’ injury list includes Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi, with Allegri admitting he has not yet decided on his final line-up.“We’ll have to see how I feel when I wake up tomorrow, so basically it depends on my alarm clock,” he joked. “Don’t think that I won’t be sleeping, because I can assure you I will be sleeping tonight.”Pochettino boasts a full squad apart from defender Toby Alderweireld, who is making his way back from a hamstring injury.“Juventus is a massive club, its history, they’ve won everything, we can’t compare,” said Pochettino of a side that has been finalists twice in the past three seasons.But the Argentine is hoping to pull off another upset after topping Real Madrid in the group stages.“Not many many people believed in us and our ability to get through. We’re going to be brave.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Giorgio Chiellini wants help in keeping Harry Kane quiet © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINATURIN, Italy, Feb 13 – Centre-back Giorgio Chiellini said it will take the entire Juventus team to stop Tottenham striker Harry Kane in Tuesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg clash in Turin.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been in fine form in the Premier League recently, taking seven points from matches against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, with Kane scoring his 101st league goal in the north London derby last weekend.last_img read more

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30 Dec
2019

Manchester United: Van Gaal admits his team’s performance was “not all right”

first_imgLouis van Gaal tried his hardest to put a positive spin on the latest dull and uninspiring performance of his tenure as Manchester United manager.Van Gaal’s team scraped into the fourth round of the FA Cup by the finest of margins, 1-0, thanks to Wayne Rooney’s stoppage-time penalty winner against Sheffield United at Old Trafford.The Blades started the day 46 places below the 20-time English champions in the league ladder, but the Red Devils could not break down the third-tier side until Memphis Depay was clipped in the box in injury time and Jonathan Moss pointed to the spot before Rooney banged the ball past George Long.Paul Scholes launched another attack on Van Gaal’s team after the final whistle, the former United midfielder claiming the players looked “bored” during the match.Van Gaal admitted his team’s performance was “not all right”, but he did not slate his players after the match. Instead he chose to focus on the positives, claiming he knew his team would find it hard to break down opposition as well organised and defensively minded as Sheffield United.“I can understand (why) the manager of Sheffield United choose this kind of tactics, but they didn’t have any chances, we have kept another clean sheet and we deserved to win,” the United manager said.“Okay it’s not good today. We did not move the ball quickly today.“But we have won and that is the most important thing in the FA Cup – we have to be in the next round and we are there.”United’s fans began showing their disapproval towards the end of the match when they started leaving in their thousands.Their disappointment was understandable. They had been made to wait 69 minutes before their team had a shot on target – and that was a weak effort from Matteo Darmian.Ironic applause came from the United supporters behind the home dugout when Blades goalkeeper Long was called into action for the first time.Boos were heard at half-time and a few came after the final whistle too as Van Gaal walked down the tunnel.Marouane Fellaini was jeered when he was taken off in the second half. Van Gaal said the under-performing Belgian – and he himself – would have to learn to cope with the stick that came their way.“I think a player of Manchester United has to cope with the pressure of the fans of Manchester United and also with the media pressure,” Van Gaal said.“That is also what I expect of the manager of Manchester United. It can have an influence, but I think a player of Manchester United has to deal with that otherwise you are not a good Manchester United player.”Van Gaal complained at the start of his tenure that he was finding it hard to break down teams that defend in numbers.When asked why he had failed to rectify that problem 18 months into his reign, Van Gaal said: “Because it is the most difficult situation in the match.“It is like that and I have said also in the (summer) transfer period that we need creative players with speed and we don’t have that too much.“Juan Mata is playing the right side and he is doing fantastically well because he always has a big contribution for our team, but he is not a right winger in the profile I have.“But it is not so easy to purchase players who are better than Mata because even though he is in a different profile, he is a very good right winger in our way of playing.”SEE ALSO – Manchester United news: Louis van Gaal on potential signings: ‘I don’t think that we shall do business in January’last_img read more

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30 Dec
2019

DONEGAL HOTEL TO BE AUCTIONED FOR €175K

first_imgCaiseal Mara Hotel, Foyle Street, Moville Image: www.allsopspace.ieA Donegal village hotel has been set a reserve price of  €175000 at an auction on October 15th.The next Allsop Space auction in Dublin’s RDS will see Caiseal Mara Hotel at Foyle Street, Moville go under the hammer.The semi-detached hotel will be sold with all contents included. There are 48 ensuite bedrooms, two function rooms, a bar and restaurant in the hotel, as well as a lobby, kitchen and staff rooms.The hotel has been closed since June last year, after it was taken into administration in 2010. DONEGAL HOTEL TO BE AUCTIONED FOR €175K was last modified: September 25th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:auctionCaiseal Mara Hotelmovillelast_img read more

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29 Dec
2019

BOOKWORMS UNITE TO READ LOCAL AUTHOR’S WORK IN ‘READ DL’

first_imgLetterkenny Institute of Technology has come up trumps for READ DL this year, gifting 1,000 books to primary and secondary school students across Donegal.READ DL is a community literacy initiative based on the worldwide ‘One Book, One Community’ project. The aim of the initiative is to get Donegal reading, to build a sense of community and to promote literacy.Launching on World Book Day, Thursday March 6, with events planned for Donegal County Library and the Regional Cultural Centre, this year’s chosen author for READ DL is Joe Brennan with his collection of ‘Donegal Folk Tales’. President of LYIT, Paul Hannigan said of the sponsorship, “We are delighted to be involved in READ DL and also to be supporting local writer, Joe Brennan. We wish READ DL the success that it has enjoyed over the past two years as READ LK and long may it continue.”READ DL began in 2012 as READ LK with two schools – Letterkenny Educate Together National School and Errigal College, Letterkenny, a handful of community groups, support services, health organisations and the library service. The then Laureate na nÓg and Letterkenny native Siobhan Parkinson was the author read by over 200 people that year.Irish Journalist and Broadcaster, Charlie Bird launched READ LK 2013 and announced Wexford man Eoin Colfer, writer of the Artemis Fowl series of books as the author of the year.The number of readers grew and so too grew the popularity and reach of the initiative, with schools in Dunfanaghy reading Artemis Fowl books and joining children and adults in Letterkenny who were taking part in organised activities such as animation and drama workshops, quiz nights, short story writing competitions and reading and performing for older people. READ LK has now expanded to become READ DL and to date there are over sixty schools and five community resource centres signed up to read ‘Donegal Folk Tales’ and to share their love of reading with others.Founding member of READ LK and now Secretary of the READ DL Committee, Maire McManus spoke of the commitment and generosity of not only LYIT, but of the many agencies who are gifting books for this year’s initiative.“Schools are extremely fortunate that many books are being gifted to them. The publishing company for Joe’s book, The Irish History Press have been brilliant, offering special price offers to schools who want to join us and get reading.”Read DL is inviting all schools and community groups in Co Donegal, interested in promoting a love of reading, to register their interest by linking with Read DL and receiving details of events and happenings around the county.Schools, nursing homes, community groups and book clubs interested in getting involved in this reading project are asked to do so as soon as possible and the expression of interest form can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/759QTJ7 For more information email: readdl2014@gmail.comBOOKWORMS UNITE TO READ LOCAL AUTHOR’S WORK IN ‘READ DL’ was last modified: January 31st, 2014 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CommunityLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyREAD DLReadinglast_img read more

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27 Dec
2019

MILFORD ATHLETICS MANAGER TIPS USAIN TO BE TOP OF THE WORLD

first_imgMILFORD athlete manager Ricky Simms reckons one of his key proteges – the sprint sensation Usain Bolt – will show the world how good he is at the World Championships next week.Simms, a former Finn Valley athlete, looks after some of the world’s top stars.And he says Jamaican Bolt is a down to earth guy who brings something special to athletics. “Sprinting’s a bit like boxing,” said the Co Donegal man.“The showmanship, the swaggering. Usain’s a breath of fresh air for a troubled sport.”And he says of the media pressure: “He handles it all very well. At the start of his career he got questioned all the time. Now people have seen him. He’s been around. He’s been tested a lot, all the time in fact. He was tested this morning. He’s always clean. Within athletics people have never questioned him because they saw him as a kid at 15 and he was a fantastic talent then. He didn’t suddenly spring up from nowhere.”He gets on with Bolt so well, he says, because the Jamaicans and the Irish have a similar outlook on life. Usain will do well at the World Championships next week because he loves big events – and rises to those sorts of occasions.And the Milford man talked about bonding with Mo Farah, the UK’s No 1 distance athlete, and bringing him to Donegal.“He has a way about him that is natural and makes people like him. One year I went back to Donegal for Christmas and Mo came to stay with the family,” said Ricky.“He’d been to Donegal a couple of times with English Schools and you could see he really loved the place. He’d have the craic with the people and they loved him too. He drove my car and lived like a member of the family, like a little brother to me really.”MILFORD ATHLETICS MANAGER TIPS USAIN TO BE TOP OF THE WORLD was last modified: August 21st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:MILFORD ATHLETICS MANAGER TIPS USAIN TO BE TOP OF THE WORLDlast_img read more

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27 Dec
2019

RYAN MCCONNELL – “THERE IS NO DISGRACE IN BEING RELEASED BY MANCHESTER UNITED”

first_imgDonegal soccer star Ryan McConnell is desperate to regain full fitness and find a new club in England following his release from Old Trafford.Manchester United opted against offering McConnell a new contract and released the talented defender in June this year. The news was a sobering blow for McConnell who had spent THREE years at the Premiership giants.However, the news didn’t come as a surprise to McConnell as he was plagued by injuries last season and only made ONE appearance for the club’s U21 and reserve side.McConnell conceded that it was a devastating blow to be released but said there was no disgrace in being let go by Manchester United.McConnell believes the experience he has gained during his time at Manchester United will hold him in good stead as he attempts to regain full fitness and find a new club in England. McConnell has returned to Old Trafford where the club are allowing him to use their medical facilities to get back to full fitness before going on trial at other clubs.McConnell told The Herald, “There’s no disgrace in getting released by Man United.“They do say that the only way is down when you leave United, but you can start off at the top and drop down.“I have learned a lot in the time I was here, I felt part of the family and it will be hard leaving it but I have to take it on the chin.”“It is so hard to break through at United. They have the money to go out and buy any player in the world that they want, so you have to be so good to make the breakthrough and it’s hard for an Irish lad.“But at the same time it was a great experience, I learned a lot and I am happy I came here, not many people can say they played for Man United. “You learn a lot and pick up good habits from the senior pros, players like Jonny Evans were really good to me, helped me out a lot,” added the Letterkenny native.McConnell is hoping to find a club in England but said he is happy to return to Ireland and play in the League of Ireland if he isn’t able to win a contract in the UK.“Since I found out I was being released a lot of people have helped, the head of education at United came to speak to me about my options, it’s a great club and I could never say a bad word about United, it was just unfortunate with my injury.“Finn Harps were on to me about training there but I was happy to come back to Manchester and train with United. “If it goes well I will get a club over in England, if not I will go home and try my luck in Ireland. My preference would be to get a League One club.“I have to be realistic as a move to the Championship may not suit as I need to play games. Once I can get a club and get a few games I’d be confident that things can move on for me.”RYAN MCCONNELL – “THERE IS NO DISGRACE IN BEING RELEASED BY MANCHESTER UNITED” was last modified: July 6th, 2015 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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