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Despite Columbian’s frustrating losses, Akeem Wright wants to return to PBA

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first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil PBA: Meralco jolts Magnolia, keeps playoff hopes alive Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES This miserable standing, however, hasn’t stopped import Akeem Wright from wanting to return to the PBA for another go aroundWright said he’d be happy to return to the Philippines be it with Columbian or any other team that wants him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The losing has been frustrating, but overall my experience has been great,” said Wright after the Dyip’s 100-84 win over playoff hopeful Rain or Shine on Friday. “Just the way you guys have been with the media coverage, how all the fans love the basketball over here.”“Everyone’s been so nice to me. My experience has been great. If Columbian would want me back, I would love to come back, if not maybe another team. We’ll see but I would love to come back.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments ANTIPOLO—Even with its first victory in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, Columbian has no chance anymore of entering the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Wright, who had 23 points and 12 rebounds against the Elasto Painters, averaged 22.1 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 5.9 assists in the 10 games with the Dyip.He expects his local teammates to make a run once the Philippine Cup starts in the new season.“For those guys moving forward for the All-Filipino, they have a lot of things that they can be happy about,” said Wright. “They play well and they just have to learn to play well for four quarters.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Belinda Bencic beats Petra Kvitova to win Dubai Championship

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first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic kisses her trophy after defeating Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova during their final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Unseeded Swiss player Belinda Bencic pulled off another upset to win her first WTA title in three-and-a-half years, beating Petra Kvitova 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 Saturday in the final of the Dubai Championships.The 45th-ranked Bencic has struggled with injuries in recent years but finally seems to be back to her best, following up wins against second-ranked Simona Halep and two-time defending champion Elina Svitolina by outlasting Kvitova.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. She was on the front foot from the start against the two-time Wimbledon champion, breaking her opponent straight away and jumping out to a 4-1 lead. Kvitova’s serve improved in the second set, though, and the Czech player also broke Bencic three times to level the match.But Bencic got the first break of the decider to go up 2-1 and then broke again for a 5-2 lead before serving out the match,Kvitova beat Bencic on route to the Australian Open final this year, but said her inconsistent serve let her down this time.“I think definitely I served much, much better in Melbourne than here,” Kvitova said. “The whole tournament I was pretty (much) fighting with my serve. It wasn’t really great. I played a lot from the second serve.”ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Birthday boy D’Angelo Russell has 40 points to lift Nets over Hornets Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “It’s incredible. I mean, I still cannot believe it,” said the 21-year-old Bencic, who also saved six match points against No. 9 Aryna Sabalenka in the second round. “So many times I was close to defeat. It’s unbelievable that I ended up winning this.”Bencic had not won a title since the Rogers Cup in Toronto in 2015. Back then, she was still a teenager and viewed as one of the top talents on the WTA Tour, breaking into the top 10 in the rankings. But injuries, including wrist surgery, have held her back until now.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAnd after four straight wins against top-10 ranked players this week, it could be just a matter of time until she’s back on that list as well.“Of course they are very high-quality players, all of them,” Bencic said. “I’m so happy about the consistency that I could back up my wins. After playing a tough match, I could mentally win another one. It’s very difficult.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Brainstorming Liberia’s Post-Ebola Economic Recovery

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first_imgStakeholders from every sector of the Liberian economy have begun to brainstorm on how to confront economic challenges that arise as ripple effects of the Ebola crisis.These stakeholders from the private, governmental and non-governmental sectors met at a two-day conference recently to develop solutions for post Ebola economic recovery.The two-day gathering was organized by Amin Modad, proprietor of the Bella Cassa Hotel in Sinkor and the Consortium of Concerned Businesses in Liberia,  in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), World Bank, National Investment Commission (NIC) and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.Mr. Henrique Caine, Executive Director of Fortress Liberia Ltd., who spoke at the event, said that the outbreak of the Ebola virus has led to increase in the cost of shipping to the Mano River Union countries, which three of its four members are the hardest hit of the disease. The three countries are Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.Fortress Liberia Ltd. is a major importer and distributor of cement in Liberia with headquarters in Hong Kong, and operations in Liberia, Ghana, Cameroon, D. R. Congo, UAE, and New York, USA.Fortress was instrumental as the supplier to a local importer that broke a cement monopoly in Liberia that existed for over four decades.According to him, one of the major problems importers are facing, as a result of this crisis, is the astronomical increment in insurance premiums and costs due to restrictions impacting shipping routes and other normal shipping logistics.To offset this increase relating to insurance premiums, according to Mr. Caine, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with the insurance sector (the 18 local insurance companies actually approved by the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) under its new capital reserve standards) should jointly establish a 50-50 gap insurance fund to provide additional coverage at a lower cost to importers.He said that the existing regulation, (although not currently enforced by GOL) requires that a percentage of marine insurance on imported cargo be provided by the local insurance industry. “Imagine what this would mean for this sector if this was enforced!“More important,” Caine continued, “the local insurance underwriters have clearer understanding of the situation on the ground and are better able to assess the true risks from Ebola as opposed to some insurance company sitting in London.”He, however, maintained that the IFC working with the insurance industry can make this happen and help lower costs on imports.“I was asked to sit on a panel and advance my own ideas for post-Ebola economic recovery. Other presenters were asked to advance their own ideas in other key sectors and they did. I suggested the following regarding the trade sector — one short term, medium term solution.”Speaking further on the medium term, Caine said in order to enhance an enabling environment for trade, both import and export, the private sector through established reputable institutions and in full equity partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) should explore financing of two industrial parks equipped with warehousing logistics, trucking, lift equipment, to foster trade and economic growth in Liberia.These are well established joint venture (JV) models to consider in making this happen with the IFC, he said.According to him, one industrial park should be in the vicinity of the Bushrod Island near the Freeport and the other in Buchannan, near the port.“The IFC has already co-drafted legislation in support of economic/empowerment trade zones, so this idea is very much in tune with their own strategic outlook for broad economic growth,” Mr. Caine disclosed.“Note, I am not suggesting a reliance on the GOL which is already cash strapped due to decreased revenues, but advocating for public and private partnerships with the IFC, since they actually have the money to make this happen,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Britons were in Iraqi waters, Blair insists; trial possible

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first_imgLONDON – Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday called the Iranian seizure of 15 British sailors and marines “unjustified and wrong,” saying in his first remarks on the escalating confrontation that London saw it as a “very serious situation.” Iran said the issue was being “considered legally,” suggesting the possibility that the group may be tried for illegally entering Iranian waters off the coast of Iraq. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice insisted during a trip to the Middle East that the Britons be released, saying, “We all fully trust the British” account. Blair disputed Tehran’s claim that the 15 were in Iranian territorial waters at the time they were seized on Friday. “There is no doubt at all that these people were taken from a boat in Iraqi waters,” Blair said during a European Union meeting in Berlin. “It is simply not true that they went into Iranian territorial waters, and I hope the Iranian government understands how fundamental an issue this is for us. We have certainly sent the message back to them very clearly indeed. They should not be under any doubt at all about how seriously we regard this act, which is unjustified and wrong.” Britain and the United States have said the sailors and marines were intercepted just after they completed a search of a civilian vessel in the Iraqi part of the Shatt al-Arab waterway, where the border with Iran has historically been disputed. “I have not been commenting up to now because I want to get it resolved in as easy and diplomatic a way as possible,” Blair said. “But this is a very serious situation.” In a telephone conversation with British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett late Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki gave no firm commitment on the service members’ release, or even whether British officials would be allowed to meet them, the British Foreign Office said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Religion Calendar

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first_imgRummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Reseda United Methodist Church, 18120 Saticoy St. Call (818) 344-7135. Our Savior’s First Lutheran School open house, 9 a.m.-noon today, 16603 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Granada Hills. Call (818) 368-0892. “Kid Jam Family Day,” a Christian-theme event for children in grades 1-6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, West Hills Church, 7475 Fallbrook Ave. Call (818) 887-6227. St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church Festival, noon-11 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at 10850 Moorpark Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 766-3839. “Standing Room Only,” a Christian social dance, 7-11 p.m. today, meeting at Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7347 Jordan Ave. Admission: $12. Strict dress code. Call (818) 402-3863. “Our Quest for God” will be the topic of guest speaker Patrick Nichelson, chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at California State University, Northridge, at an adult forum, 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the parish hall at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Nichelson will also speak May 6 and May 13. Call (818) 763-9193 or see www.stmikessc.org. Israel’s 59th Independence Day Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Woodley Park, between Burbank and Victory boulevards, Van Nuys. Admission: $5; free for children under 2. Free parking. Call (818) 757-0123 or (800) 644-9505. Blessing of the Animals service, led by the Rev. Lui Tran, 10 a.m. Sunday, Knollwood United Methodist Church, 12121 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Pets must be properly restrained. Call (818) 360-8111. “Your Fat Can Make You Thin” will be the topic of guest speaker Dr. Calvin Ezrin at an adult forum, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Temple Ner Maarav, 17730 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. Reservations requested. Call (818) 345-7833. Pianist Steve Hall, 4 p.m. Sunday, Canoga Park Presbyterian Church, 22130 Vanowen St. Call (818) 883-3510. Sisters of Notre Dame “Spring Fling” event, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 6 at Notre Dame Center, 1776 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. The annual event will include buffet, boutique, silent auction, bake sale and raffle. Reservations by Monday: $25; $35 after. Call (805) 917-3714. “The Secret” workshop, a four-session class will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at its office at 21032 Devonshire St., Chatsworth. Fee: $60. Call (818) 709-1451 or see www.centerofspiritualawakening.com. “Be Still and Know,” a prayer, meditation and healing service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave. Call (818) 763-8218 or see www.fccnh.org. National Day of Prayer breakfast, 7 a.m. Thursday, with emcee/actor Dean Jones and worship leader John Tesh, The Living Room on the east campus of Church on the Way, 14300 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Tickets: $10 per person; $80 for a table of eight. Call (818) 779-8450 or order tickets at www.tcotw.org. “A Time of Prayer and Remembrance,” an event to honor mothers and the maternal side of God, led by Josie Broehm and Lis Stewart, 9 a.m.-noon May 12, Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Reservations and $10 deposit required by Friday. Fee: $30 with lunch, $20 without. Call (818) 784-4515. “May Friendship Day” will be celebrated with a service and luncheon by the local unit of Church Women United, 10:30 a.m. Friday meeting at Emmanuel Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. An offering will be taken. Reservations requested. Call (805) 494-7368. Shabbat Across America service, led by Rabbi Jan Offel and Cantor Caryn Glasser, 7 p.m. Friday, Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 348-0670. Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Michael Mayersohn and Cantor Sharone Rosen, 8 p.m. Friday, Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 831-0835 or see www.bethtorah-sfv.org. “Pray for L.A. 5K Run,” 8 a.m. May 5, Hansen Dam Recreation Center, 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. Entry fee: $40, with $15 from each entry going to Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles. A 1K course for children 12 and under, 9:30 a.m. Fee for children’s run: $25, with $15 going to the rescue mission. Call (310) 429-2058 or see www.prayforla.org. “The Magic of Cinco de Mayo,” presented by the Westlake Church of Religious Science, entertainment, dinner, silent auction and raffles, 6-10 p.m. May 5, at 31380 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. Tickets: $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Call (818) 889-1946 or (805) 495-0105, Ext. 3. “Around the World in an Afternoon” is the theme for the United Methodist Women salad bar luncheon, 11:30 a.m. May 12 at First United Methodist Church, 18120 Saticoy St., Reseda. Tickets: $15, with proceeds to benefit church mission projects. Reservations by May 6. Call (818) 342-7443. “Namaste” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “In Smiling Response” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Beverly Craig, 10 a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. “The Same Sweater” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon, 10 a.m. Sunday, Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. “Loving God and Loving Others: A Journey through Matthew” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Jim Lee, 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Bethel Lutheran Church, 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 788-2653 or see www.bethelencino.org. “We’re All in This Together” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Marilyn Jensen-Johnson, 10 a.m. Sunday, Religious Science Church of Glendale, meeting at the Glendale Masonic Lodge, 244 N. Maryland Ave. Call (818) 244-1404. “Enough is Enough” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bob McDill, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.valleyonion.org. “Walk in Love” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Jim Bell, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. “Life is Not Defined by What You Have” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Rob Denton, 5 p.m. Call (818) 884-6480. “Do We Value Time?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10 a.m. Sunday, Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science meeting at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Drive, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “A Low Tech Shepherd and High Tech Sheep” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, First United Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 763-8231. “The Poetry of Mary Oliver” will be the topic discussed by Brian Nelson, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 887-6101. “Mano a Mano for the Master” will be delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 529-8422. Elder chairman Larry Redekopp will be the guest speaker, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651 or see www.heartchurch.com. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Mail entries, with time, date, location and contact number, to Daily News Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail holly.andres@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Liverpool risk League Cup expulsion over ineligible player

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first_img0Shares0000Liverpool could be thrown out of the League Cup over the player registration of Pedro Chirivella (right) © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 28 – Liverpool could be thrown out of the League Cup for fielding an ineligible player in their third round victory over MK Dons on Wednesday.The Athletic reported on Saturday that an international transfer certificate for Pedro Chirivella had not been completed. Chirivella, who came off the bench in the 63rd minute of the 2-0 win, spent the second half of last season on loan at Spanish club Extremadura.The 22-year-old, therefore, required new clearance when he returned to his parent club in the summer.Liverpool requested that in July but the process can only be completed by the English Football Association.According to the report, the European champions are confident the mitigating factors will ensure they escape the most serious sanction of expulsion from the competition and could instead be fined.“The club are aware of a potential administrative issue pertaining to one of our players,” said a Liverpool statement.“We are working with the relevant authorities in order to establish the facts of the matter and will be making no further comment until this process is complete.”In a statement, tournament organisers the EFL said the were “currently considering the matter.”Liverpool are due to face Arsenal in the fourth round of the League Cup next month.0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Premier League: West Ham stage second-half comeback, late goals and more!

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first_img 5 5 Swansea City 1-0 Norwich CityNorwich face an uphill task to avoid relegation as they were beaten 1-0 by fellow strugglers Swansea at the Liberty.It was always going to be a close contest, but Norwich never looked like winning.  Swansea were again without manager Francesco Guidolin, who has been in hospital with a chest infection.In his absence they won at Arsenal in midweek  and they did under Alan Curtis’ leadership once again. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the only goal of the game as he calmly got on the end of Leroy Fer’s through ball. 5 Newcastle United 1-3 BournemouthThe pressure on Steve McClaren was increased as Newcastle were beaten 3-1 at home to fellow relegation rivals Bournemouth.Under-fire boss McClaren was publicly backed by his players before kick-off, but they did not appear to be behind him judging by their performance at St. James’ Park.The Cherries took the lead after 28 minutes when Josh King’s cross from the left was turned past Rob Elliot by the Magpies’ Steve Taylor.The atmosphere turned sour on Tyneside as poor defending allowed Bournemouth to double their tally. King found space on the right-hand side of the box and he finished brilliantly past Elliot into the roof of the net. With ten minutes to go, Jonjo Shelvey sent a pinpoint ball through and Ayoze Perez coolly past Artur Boruc.Hopes of a last-minute comeback were dashed as Charlie Daniels netted a third, while chants of ‘sacked in the morning’ followed the full-time whistle.Chelsea 1-1 Stoke CityMame Biram Diouf’s late strike rescued Stoke a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Bertrand Traore, starting just his second Premier League game for the Blues, repaid Guus Hiddink for the faith showed in him by opening the scoring in west London.The 20-year-old, from Burkina Faso, netted his fourth goal in five games. With 39 minutes on the clock, he turned and sent a stunning effort from the edge of the box past Jack Butland.Mark Hughes’ Potters were back on level terms six minutes from time as Mame Birame Diouf was quickest to react to Thibaut Courtois’ clearance, finishing past the Belgium shot-stopper. 5 5 Manchester City 4-0 Aston VillaManchester City showed their title credentials as they put on a stunning second-half performance to pile more misery on Remi Garde’s Aston Villa with a 4-0 scoreline at the Etihad.  After a goalless first half, title-chasers City made up for it in the second. Yaya Toure opened the scoring after 48 minutes following neat link-up play between David Silva and Sergio Aguero.Argentinian hitman Aguero was on the score sheet two minutes later as Micah Richards’ attempted clearance hit the striker and rolled into the back of the net.Aguero doubled his tally when he latched onto Silva’s ball, firing past Brad Guzan at the near post. Raheem Sterling showed improvement in front of goal as he displayed composure to finish a fourth after Jesus Navas’ neat through ball.Aguero could have had a hat-trick when City were awarded a spot-kick, but the former Atletico Madrid frontman struck the post.City bounced back from their heavy defeat at Liverpool in style as they try to catch up with top two Leicester and Tottenham. Everton 2-3 West HamWest Ham staged a stunning second-half comeback to beat ten-man Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park.Seventeen-year-old Reece Oxford, who started the season so well under Slaven Bilic, was handed his first Premier League start since August, following a number of injuries to United’s back four.The home side were ahead after 13 minutes as Romelu Lukaku’s low shot across goal beat Adrian. The Belgium forward now has eight in eight against the Hammers.Kevin Mirallas was booked twice in 20 first-half minutes but it did not make a difference initially for the home side.The Toffees made it two-nil shortly before the hour mark as Lukaku turned provider. Aaron Lennon scored his sixth goal in ten games as he slotted under the Spanish goalkeeper.Everton had the chance to make it three as they were awarded a penalty. Muhamed Besic skipped past Alex Song on the edge of the area and the ex-Arsenal midfielder fouled Besic in the box. Lukaku stepped up and his spot-kick was poor, Adrian diving the right way.  West Ham were soon back in the game thanks to two quick-fire goals. First, former Nottingham Forest man Michail Antonio headed home from close range, then three minutes later Diafra Sakho got on the end of Antonio’s cross to level the east Londoners.As the clock passed the 90-minute mark, West Ham won it in incredible fashion as Sakho’s flick fell to star man Payet in the box, who finished to secure the win. Dimitri Payet strikes late on at Everton Southampton 1-1 SunderlandSouthampton rescued a point with an injury-time equaliser to hold Sunderland to a 1-1 draw at St. Mary’s.The home side were reduced to ten men with 11 minutes remaining as Jose Fonte was shown a second yellow card.  Sam Allardyce’s men soon capitalised on the man advantage as Jermain Defoe netted late on, sweeping home inside the box.Of all people to draw the Saints level four minutes into added time, it was Virgil van Dijk, whose first-time finish beat Vito Mannone at the near post.Earlier on Saturday, north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal drew 2-2 at White Hart Lane in another feisty encounter.Leicester City remain top of the table and their clash at Watford is live on talkSPORT from 5:30 – click here for live commentarylast_img read more

WHAT A STAR! DONEGAL’S KILLIAN NAMED NATIONAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

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first_imgDonegal Foróige volunteer Killian O’Kelly has been named national volunteer of the year.Killian has been supporting the Foroige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project for 5 years now.Caroline Cooke, youth worker at the Project nominated Killian. “When the Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project were told we had to cut the project 5 years ago as we had no space to work from due to lack of funding, Killian offered the project his own business space to work from for a full year free of charge,” she said.“This allowed us to sustain the project. Five years on and the project is really going from strength to strength. We are now a full time Youth Project in Bundoran with over 22 volunteers and with huge community and family support. Our services are now on offer to more than 200 young people and families in the Bundoran area alone.“Not only did Killian support the project when we needed it most but he also came on board and offered free surf lessons to over 30 young people every summer throughout the last 5 years. Some of the young people who started out learning to surf 5 years ago are now youth surf coaches!“Killian has provided endless opportunities for the young people. The young people look up and admire Killian as such a positive role model. They really admire the way he is always so kind, giving, and supportive and more importantly fun to be around. We could never thank Killian enough for all he does for the Foroige Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project. “He is never too busy to help others. One of the nicest things about Killian is that he has no idea what a difference he makes to help others.”Killian was named Volunteer of the Year in the Youth/Children’s category at the Volunteer Ireland Awards last night.The ceremony was held at Dublin City Hall – and the award presented by RTE’s Keelin Shanley. WHAT A STAR! DONEGAL’S KILLIAN NAMED NATIONAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR was last modified: December 6th, 2013 by John2Share 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:WHAT A STAR! DONEGAL’S KILLIAN NAMED NATIONAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEARlast_img read more

DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE – REPORTS FROM ALL THE WEEKEND’S GAMES

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first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTS SATURDAYDowntown Cup Group AGlenea United Reserves 1 Cranford United Reserves 0 Glenea kept their unbeaten run in the Downtown Cup going with this hard earned victory over Cranford. In cool conditions it was the home side that started the brightest and took the lead on 15 minutes from the penalty spot. Martin Maguire’s initial effort was well saved by the keeper but Maguire reacted quickest to knock home the rebound. Glenea continues to press for another goal but were unable to create any clear cut chances. In the 2nd half Cranford came more into the game and started to press the home defence but were finding it difficult to create any openings themselves and it was the home side that looked more likely to score on the break with Martin Maguire and Lee O’Brien going close. Cranford came close on 85 minutes when Anthony Kelly’s effort from the edge of the box came back off the post. Team efforts from both sides.Downtown Cup Group BDonegal Town Reserves 2 Keadue Rovers Reserves 1Donegal Town finished off their Downtown Cup group stage fixtures with a hard fought victory over Keadue Rovers at the Hospital Field. Keadue were much the stronger in the first half but failed to capitalise on early chances the best of which was a Donal Rodgers header on eight minutes. Donegal did well to go in level at the break and were a completely different side after the restart. Joe McIntyre capitalised on the early pressure when he broke through on the left hand side to fire the ball home from just inside the area. Donegal doubled their lead shortly after when Ryan Gallagher broke out of defence and slipped it through to Ciarán O’Reilly who turned just outside the area to fire the ball home into the far corner. Keadue got back into the game after they worked the ball well from a throw in and a superb near post finish from Darragh Hanlon put them right back in it. Keadue pushed on in search of the equaliser and Donegal remained threatening on the counter attack. The key moment of the match was a Donal Rodgers penalty five minutes from time which was superbly saved by Donegal stopper Eamonn McGinley. Good team performances from both sides.Downtown Cup Group CRamelton Mariners 4 Gweedore United Reserves 1Glenree United Reserves 1 Downtown United 3 On a perfect day for a match the homeside started the game much the brighter with some great passages of play and where just left wanting when they got near the opposition penalty area. Downtown were finding it difficult to get going and were offering very little in attack. The teams went in all square at half time with the homeside feeling that a lead would have been deserved. The away team came out for the second half more lively and started to create a few half chances but nothing to worry the home keeper. The first goal came on the hour mark when a corner was swung in and Charlie Sheen rose highest to score for the Downtown. Their lead did not last long though as from another corner, Karl Mc Elhinney got in well ahead of the keeper with a bullet header. Both teams were now probing with the home side coming close twice with the keeper flapping and lucky to see the ball go over the bar. With ten minutes left a free kick was awarded on the edge of the box which and Mickey Freeman stepped up to put Downtown ahead for the second time in the match. The home side decided to go for the equaliser and when on the attack got caught on the break, Ciaran Lafferty having an easy tap in for the third and decisive goal. Team performances from both Glenree and Downtown. Referee: Denis O’DonnellDowntown Cup Group DGlencar Celtic 2 Mulroy Celtic 4SUNDAY Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 4 Lifford Celtic 0Rathmullan Celtic sent out a message of their clear intentions to claim a remarkable League treble with a scintillating four goals victory over table-toppers Lifford Celtic from the county’s capital as Mark Curran’s charges made it three wins on the bounce in 2013 scoring 14 goals and conceding none.The table-toppers could not cope with the formidable attacking prowess of Curran’s Hoops and went behind to an early goal after five minutes when Paddy Sheridan scored from an in swinging corner to set the tone for the afternoon ahead.Lifford shot-stopper Lee White was in sensational form denying talismanic striker Eamonn Sheridan, former Harps star Oisin McMenamin and Dara Patton to keep the score at the minimum for the opening half.In the second period Patton set up Eoin Sheridan on the edge of the area on 55 minutes and the midfield dynamo scored with an outrageous chip from 20 yards to a cacophony of cheer from the Hoops faithful. McMenamin put the game beyond doubt on 65 minutes with a stunning free kick into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. Doherty earned the Seasiders a penalty with two minutes remaining which was dispatched with class from the very impressive Sheridan as the Hoops rounded off a five star performance with four goals and yet another clean sheet.Best for Lifford was Lee White while the entire Hoops side quite simply are progressing with confidence, playing the beautiful game with aplomb and entertaining the masses with significant ease.Referee: Ed MooreGlenea United 0 Kilmacrennan Celtic 1In bitter conditions it was the away side that went away with all three points. The home side started well and Michael Barry went close in the opening moments. The home side continued to push for the opening goal and went close on a number of occasions through efforts from Kevin Mulhern, Sean McBride and Denis Boyle. Kilmacrennan were finding it tough to create any chances against the home defence and the 1st half finished scoreless. Glenea started the 2nd half still pushing for the lead goal, but found themselves one down on 50 minutes when Raymond Shields headed home a corner with Kilmacrennan’s first effort on goal. Glenea kept going forward looking for an equaliser but the Kilmacrennan goal led a charmed life as a series of goal bound efforts were blocked by the away defence. Kilmacrennan’s Sean Sandilands had his free kick well saved by Sean Mc Clafferty. Best for Glena were Padraig McGee and Denis Boyle, while Kieran Gorman was best for Kilmacrennan.Referee: Joe McHugh.Milford United 2 St. Catherines 1Milford fought back from one behind at half time to clinch an important victory at home to the Killybegs side. Milford fully deserved their victory after finding themselves unlucky to be behind at the break as Paddy Peoples put in late challenge in the box leaving Con McLaughlin no choice in pointing to the penalty spot. Jason Noctor scored the penalty to the keeper’s right. In the second half Milford upped the tempo and played good football especially on the right with Pauric Curley, Ciaran McGinley and PJ Hagan creating loads of opportunities, the best falling to Mark Flood whose header from 3 yards went over the bar. Flood made amends five minutes later when he volleyed Hagan’s Cross home from 18 yards. The winner came five minutes from time. After a series of corners Flood again got on the end of a David Curley cross to seal the victory. St. Catherines pushed for an equalizer causing a few anxious moments in the Milford defence, but the home side held on for victory. Best for St. Catherine’s were David Cromwell and Gareth Concarr, great team performance by Milford in the second half with sub Anthony Mc Paul impressing on his second game back at the club. Referee: Con McLaughlin.Lagan Harps 2 Dunkineely Celtic 1This game was reversed to Darney Park but Dunkineely failed to take advantage and fell to a disappointing defeat. The first half was a pretty dull affair with neither side creating any great chances. The best fell to Andrew Mackey but his header, from a Colin Mc Nicholas cross, hit the crossbar.The second half saw more direct attacking play from both sides. Dunkineely had a great chance to take the lead on 55 minutes when Adrian Nesbitt crossed for Andrew Mackey but he shot wide from close range. Lagan took the lead on the hour when Shane Browne finished from close range after a good break on the left wing. Dunkineely equalised on 70 minutes when Aaron Byrne picked up a clearance 30 yards from goal and beat one player before firing a great shot to the corner of the net. Instead of building on this Dunkineely conceded two minutes later when a Brian Kelly shot from 20 yards took a wicked deflection and ended up in the net. Dunkineely piled on the pressure after this but could not find the equaliser. Lagan on the break had a number of chances to kill off the game but failed to take them. Referee: Ronan Floyd.Castlefin Celtic 1 Gweedore Celtic 2Castlefin’s run of bad luck continued into 2013 when Gweedore came to Castlefin and claimed all three points in Parkview on Sunday. Castlefin started the brighter and took the lead through Damien Mc Glinchey after good work from Barry Tourish with seven minutes played. Gweedore upped the tempo and were awarded a penalty after a handball in the home defence but Castlefin keeper Paul Logue saved Tomas Diver’s spot kick. In the second half both sides pushed in search of goals and in the 60th minute Gweedore got their equaliser after a scramble in the home defence the ball fell to David Mc Ghee who poked home. Castlefin pressed for the winner spurned great chances through Barry and Ronan Tourish and Kieran Brennan. In the 92nd minute Gweedore got the winner when a Dan Curran shot bulleted into the bottom corner from 20 yards. Two decent team performances. Referee: Patrick MartinWatson Hire Division OneArranmore United 0 Ballybofey United 0Arranmore and Ballybofey played out a scoreless draw on the island with the away team going close twice with deflected free kicks from the edge of the box. Arranmore threatened occasionally with Mark Ward going close with a header at the back post and Conor Proctor going close with a half volley. Arranmore dominated the 2nd half with the aid of the wind but again failed to punish the away side with Danny Rodgers going close with a header just over from 5yards. In the final minutes Arranmore threw everyone forward to try to get the much needed three points but the away side coped well with the pressure. Team performances from both sides with Conor Proctor and Michael Mc Hugh the standout performers for the home side. Referee: John Mc GlanagheyKeadue Rovers 1 Eany Celtic 1Keadue and Eany ended level at Central Park on a bitterly cold afternoon. Despite the tough conditions it was a very enjoyable encounter played at a good pace throughout. It was Keadue who were much quicker out of the blocks and had a couple of decent chances in the opening twenty minutes with brothers Paul ‘Yank’ Boyle and Sean ‘Yank’ Boyle going close with a couple of efforts. The home side’s movement up front was excellent as well. However Eany started to get a grip by the twenty fifth minute of the first half, creating a shooting chance on the half hour and were the stronger outfit coming up to the half time. Into the second half and the first chance of the half fell to Gerard Walsh who blasted over the bar on fifty minutes. A few minutes later Keadue had another good close range chance with a header going wide. Eany took the lead on fifty seven minutes, against the run of play, when winger Martin Shovlin took advantage of a defensive slip to shoot to the corner of the net for a good goal. It was the spark that Eany needed as they took control of possession after that knocking it about well and looking more composed. Five minutes after it should have been two when Eany had a shot on goal after a defensive back pass had gone wrong. The home team still battled away and were getting more possession in the final twenty minutes and were forcing a few free kicks. Finally their pressure paid off on eighty minutes when Mark Boyle’s ball through found Doalty Boyle who just beat the keeper to the ball slotting home to the corner.Despite staying on top for the remaining ten minutes Eany defended well and a draw was a fair result overall.Best for Eany were Mark Ward and Eddie Gallagher whilst best for Keadue were Doalty Boyle and Hugh ‘Yank’ Boyle. Referee: Liam Farren.Curragh Athletic 1 Cappry Rovers 0A goal inside the first minute ended up to be the winning goal in a very close derby match played in Killygordon. A move involving Kevin Rafferty and Paddy Collins ended up with Shane Barclay sliding the ball past the stranded Brendan O’ Meara. Although this looked to be a perfect start for the home side it was Cappry who produced the best efforts for the remainder of the half. The first real chance after the goal came on twenty one minutes when Roy Duffy tipped a shot over the bar from Benny Mc Laughlin. The resulting corner saw Paddy Collins clear off the line before Michael Mc Glynn again shot over when well placed. Curragh’s best chance came when it looked a certain goal on thirty eight minutes, but somehow the ball ended up on top of the net. Although Cappry had a lot of the play a strong home defence, marshalled well by Mickey O’ Brien, meant that they found it very hard to penetrate. The second half saw the home side begin to show why they are top with Ryan Carlin and Shane Barclay ever dangerous up front. In fact the home side produced the best chance of the second half when a Ryan Carlin shot was parried by O’ Meara but Paddy Collins just could not convert the rebound. Kevin Rafferty did have the ball in the net on seventy one minutes but it was ruled out for offside. Curragh also has Michael O’ Brien injured and replaced during the second half. For Cappry this was a good team performance with O’ Meara outstanding in goals and they played some very attractive football. For Curragh this win takes them clear at the top with an away game in Clonmany next week in the Ulster Junior Cup. Man of the match was Mickey O’ Brien but Curragh were also sell served by Gareth Gallagher and Ryan Carlin.CT Ball Division TwoGweedore United 3 Kerrykeel’71 F.C. 2This game played on a cold day at Carrickboyle provided the spectators with great entertainment in what was a cracking game. Both sides started well with the game at a frantic pace for the first 20 minutes. In the 19th minute Seimí Coshia Friel hit a great shot from 20 yards but it came off the post. The visitors took the lead on 25 minutes when a well delivered corner from Mark Friel was tapped past Liam Mc Fadden by Fergal Friel from 2 yards to make it 1-0. United pulled one back two minutes later when an excellent pass from Niall Friel was slotted home by Michael Connolly to make it 1-1.The home side then took the lead in the 34th minute when Connolly turned provider with a good pass to Ciaran Mc Fadden who neatly beat Mark Mc Conigley to make it 2-1 at half time. The second half started with Kerrykeel going in search of an equaliser however they were well matched by a good home defence. The home side went 3-1 up in the 68th minute when good play once again from Michael Connolly was excellently capitalised on by Ciaran Mc Fadden. Kerrykeel pushed hard during the last 20 minutes however the home defence marshalled by Brian Gallagher and Frank Mc Gee stood firm. The visitors pulled one back in the 88th minute when Mark “Sparky” Friel finished well after a goal mouth scramble. Seimí Coshia Friel and Benny Callaghan played well for Kerrykeel and it was an excellent team performance from United with Michael Connolly and Niall Friel outstanding on the day.Referee: Gerry Rodden.Letterbarrow Celtic 1 Drumbar United 1The cold air left Letterbarrow frozen on their feet at the start. Drumbar capitalised and took an early lead within two minutes. A well worked move finished off by Ray Boulgan. Letterbarrow responded well and scored before the break when Christopher Burke capitalised from a corner with a cheaky flick. Both teams went all guns blazing in the second half but couldn’t be separated. Letterbarrow came closest towards the end after Barry Griffin’s strike was tipped away by the keeper. Best for Letterbarrow was John Kenny with Frank “the tank” Mc Mullen best for the away team. Referee: Mick Lagan.Glenree United 2 Whitestrand United 0Glenree United got back to winning ways again as they beat their fellow seasiders.The cold weather hampered Whitestrand’s assault on the home side and their engine room failed to heat up as Glenree created attack after attack.Glenree went ahead when Andy Logue chipped a delightful ball over the defence and Damien Nelis lobbed the out-coming keeper on 35minutes.After the half time Bovril the men in red got motoring again and it was the midfield maestro again, Andy Logue, who was the creator when he slid the perfect pass to Damien Coyle and he struck to make it two nil on 50minutes.The visitors had two penalties saved by an in-form home keeper and failed to reply to Glenree’s two strikes.Paul Lynch was best for Whitestrand and a good team performance by Glenree. Referee: Gerry GallagherCopany Rovers 0 Bonagee United 3Bonagee left it very late to get the better of Copany, with three goals in the last five minutes to keep their place at the top of the table.The first half was an even and keenly contested affair, with both teams working hard on a heavy and difficult surface. Ross Hanlon fired straight at Stephen Doherty on 15 minutes for Bonagee, with Glenn Rainey firing over when leaving his center half berth five minutes later. For the home side, Daryl Duncan fired just past the post on 32 minutes following good work on the flank by Darragh Brogan.Copany took the game to the visitors at the beginning of the second half with Darragh Brogan causing all sorts of problems to the Bonagee defence, however, the youngster did not have his shooting boots on today and despite having another excellent game for the Cobras missed three great chances when getting the better of the Bonagee defence. It was Brogan again who caused danger on 58 minutes when he broke the offside trap and rounded the ‘keeper in the box, only to be fouled by the ‘keeper, who was very fortunate to somehow remain on the pitch. Daryl Duncan’s spot kick cannoned off the post and this turned out to be the catalyst for a Bonagee revival.The Letterkenny men went close from a couple of set pieces and also had a couple of chances expertly saved by an in-form Stephen Doherty. However on 85 minutes Ross Hanlon was fed through by Shane Kelly, after a terrific run from the right back, and Hanlon fired to the corner of the net to the jubilation of the visiting party.After putting in a huge effort Copany let their heads drop and two minutes later Darren Coyle’s effort squirmed under Doherty to make it two on 87 minutes. On 88 minutes Kevin Dolan scored the pick of the three with a fine finish from the edge of the box.Team effort from the home side who will feel unfortunate not to get something from the game, with Shane Kelly best for the visitors.Dunlewy Celtic 4 Convoy Arsenal 1With the hills of Dunlewey covered in snow this game had a winter feeling about it. The game started brightly for the visitors but it was the home side who took the lead. They were two ahead by the interval. The second half was only a few minutes gone when Daniel Cannon made it three when he scored from a tight angle. The visitors never gave up and got one back mid-way through the second half and they also had a shoot saved on the goal-line which alerted the home side that the game wasn’t over. It was nip and tuck but the victory was sealed for the home side when Christy Cannon was brought down in the box and he stepped up to power home his hat-trick and secure the three points for the home side.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE – REPORTS FROM ALL THE WEEKEND’S GAMES was last modified: January 20th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Donegal Junior League reportslast_img read more

ALL THE PRESIDENT’S GIRLS! LORETO PUPILS GET THE GÁISCE

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first_imgLoreto Letterkenny is celebrating 25 tears since pupils first won The President’s Award, Gáisce.The Award programme was established in 1985, International Youth Year, by the Government as a challenge from the President of Ireland to young people to set and pursue personal goals in Community Involvement, Personal Skills, Physical Recreation and an Adventure Journey with the support of an adult leader.The Award was launched in Áras an Uachtaráin in October 1985 by the President, Dr. Patrick J. Hillery who was the Award’s founding patron. It is 25 years since the first group of Loreto Letterkenny students received their Bronze Awards from President Dr.Hillery in 1988 at a ceremony in the Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross.Since then the Award has grown and currently there are more than 20,000 new applicants to the Award programme each year nationally.This year in Loreto Letterkenny, 92 Students received the Bronze Award and 8 students received Silver Awards. Thanks to their Award Leaders Ms. Dearbhail Keys, Ms. Bernie Sweeney and Ms. Elaine Gallagher.Ms. Elaine Gallagher (President’s Award Leader), Mr. Michael Collins (Regional Development Officer- Gaisce) and Mrs. Susan Kenny (Principal) Silver Award recipients Aoife Mc Dermott, Divya Ravikumar, Grace Doherty, Emma Tracey, Ailish O’Donnell, Ellen O’Donnell and Julia Chechelnitskaya. ALL THE PRESIDENT’S GIRLS! LORETO PUPILS GET THE GÁISCE was last modified: November 12th, 2013 by John2Share 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:GAISCE AWARDSLoreto Letterkennylast_img read more