Morning Star Defeats Carlisha FC 2-0

first_imgLemon-green boys of Morning Star during the weekend got their fourth straight win against Carlisha FC at the Bakar Fence sports pitch in Paynesville in Monrovia.Striker Luis Brown got the opening goal in the 10th minute through his timely response to a left volley cross from a team-mate.Fredrick Dennis made it 2-0 when the midfielder’s shot in the 18-yard beat Carlisha’s goalkeeper.Morning Star struck 3-0 when substitute RalphGeorge’s spot pitch made sure that victory was certain in the 63rd minute.Morning Star now has twelfth points, twelfth goals out of four matches.In another championship match, two penalty goals from Nimely Doe saw Neaco FC defeating Pags FC in the day’s second encounter.A hand ball and foul committed by Pags FC in the 8th and 16th minutes respectively led to Doe’s two penalty goals in the first half.Dominant display by Pags FC in the second half resulted to a penalty but Neaco FC’s goalkeeper Pius Nagbe made sure that the ball did not pass him to enter the goal.Elsewhere, Muscat FC dumped Margobeni FC at the Tusa field 4-0 in their fourth championship match.Two goals from midfielder Arku Morris and a goal each from Darlington Sumo and Clarence Washington were enough for the away boys to secure acomfortable victory.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Murder accused charged for wounding inmate

first_imgRemanded murder accused Samuel Gouveia was on Friday further remanded to prison by Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly after being arraigned in her court on an additional charge of wounding a prison inmate with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.The 25-year-old Gouveia denied that, on March 16, 2018, he inflicted wounds on his cellmate, Cleveland Simon.The matter has been adjourned to April 23.Gouveia, of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, has been accused of fatally stabbing Santee Solomon at Puruni Landing, near the Cuyuni River in Region Seven, on November 23, 2015. In that case, the prosecution is contending that Solomon, 35, of Line Path, Skeldon, Corriverton, East Berbice, was working in the interior with Bacchus International Gold Mines when he was killed.last_img read more

COUNCIL SHOW TRUE GRIT WITH NEW INTERACTIVE WINTER MAP

first_imgMayor Ian McGarvey and council staff launch the interactive map.Donegal County Council has launched a new Interactive Winter Roads Gritting map.This map provides motorists and road users with up to date information on routes to be gritted and basic statistics on the length of roads to be gritted on a given night. It also allows users to turn on and off different map layers and provides links to weather cameras to view live conditions. It also shows the locations of public sand and grit and provides details of the winter maintenance service routes.The winter gritting mapThe local authority has included an hourly forecast feed for most areas in the County so that the users can check their local forecast for the next 12-24 hours.This interactive map is linked to the Councils social media platforms and with a growing number of followers on the Councils Twitter accounts @roadsDCC or @donegalcouncil and Facebook page, this map should be a very useful tool for all roads users and local and national media outlets.The map allows you to change the background mapping from a topographic map to a street map to aerial and includes links to various other websites of winter interest plus a link to a help document. There is also a zoom in and out facility and you can zoom to the extent of a particular route as well as creating your own zoom to bookmarkDaragh McDonough, GIS Manager with Donegal County Council said that ‘this map has been developed with the road user and the motorist in mind. We have been working with our colleagues in our Roads Service to make sure that road users can access as much relevant information as they need to make safe driving decisions during the Winter months”.With the weather set to get colder of over the weekend, Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Ian McGarvey is encouraging the public check out this new interactive map which is available from www.donegalcoco.ie and to stay in touch through the Council’s Twitter account and Facebook page. He is also reminding the public to visit www.winterready.ie for practical tips and advice on staying safe and warm this Winter.The Mayor said the launch of the new interactive map is in keeping with the national campaign to ‘Be Winter Ready’.“The severe winter weather conditions experienced in 2010 and 2011 highlighted for everyone the importance of being prepared and the ‘Be Winter Ready’ booklet sets out practical tips and advice on staying safe and warm this Winter. This includes tips on being prepared at home, preparing for freezing temperatures and water shortages, road safety and making sure your vehicle is winter-ready and much more”.This booklet can be found at www.winterready.ie. COUNCIL SHOW TRUE GRIT WITH NEW INTERACTIVE WINTER MAP was last modified: December 3rd, 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 County Councilinteractive gritting maplast_img read more

INFORMATION EVENING NEXT THURSDAY FOR MIGRANT WORKERS

first_imgThe Europe Direct Information Centre will host an information evening in the Central Library Letterkenny on Thursday 7 July from 6pm to 7.30pm for migrant workers living in Ireland.Helen McNutt Manager of the Europe Direct Information Centre believes that migrant workers often find it difficult to get access to information on their rights and entitlements.“This is a time of great movement throughout Europe with many migrants finding themselves in a strange country trying to make connections within a system completely alien to anything they knew before. This can cause great stress and our workshop will try to eliminate some of this stress by providing answers, advice and useful information”. “The information night will also help us to develop a greater understanding of the issues facing migrant workers in Ireland and to come up with solutions that would help Migrant workers living in Ireland integrate more easily with their new communities”.“Information will be available on Working in Ireland, Family Benefits, Employment Support, CV Preparation and English lessons. Organisations present will include Citizens information, The Department of Social Protection, European Employment Services, the Educational Training Board and the Regional Employment Service”.Helen explains that the event is free and you can just turn up on the night.This event is being held as part of the ongoing Co-operation between the European Employment Services (EURES) departments representing the various nationalities in Ireland and varying Government and Non-Governmental Organisations concerned with migrants in Ireland. This event will take place in the Central Library Letterkenny on Thursday 7 July from 6pm to 7.30pm.INFORMATION EVENING NEXT THURSDAY FOR MIGRANT WORKERS was last modified: June 29th, 2016 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:donegaleurope direct information centreinformation eveningletterkennymigrant workerslast_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Tottenham ‘preparing £26m bid’ for Portuguese star Adrien Silva

first_img Adrien Silva 1 Tottenham are preparing a £26.5million offer for Portuguese playmaker Adrien Silva after holding informal talks with Sporting Lisbon.The 28-year-old was a target for Leicester City this time last year but stayed put in Portugal and impressed during his 27 top flight appearances, scoring four goals.Now he is the subject of more interest from England, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino keen on a move for the influential midfielder.And, according to Portuguese newspaper Record, the north London club have held talks about a deal for the France-born Silva.It has been suggested that Spurs wish to tie up any move before the start of the Confederations Cup, where the 28-year-old will represent Portugal.So, with the European champions kicking off their campaign on Sunday, that does not leave Tottenham much time to agree a deal with a formal bid expected shortly.last_img read more

SOCCER: CAPPRY ROVERS EARN MASSIVE WIN AGAINST CASTLEFIN CELTIC

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NEWS:CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks Lotto took place in the Roadhouse Bar on Saturday night.The numbers drawn in last week’s draw were 8, 17, 22, 23. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was James and Marie McGarvey, Cappry.Next weeks jackpot is €4400.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win!!!CAPPRY ROVERSCappry Rovers claimed a deserved three points at a wet and windy Cappry Park when they defeated Castlefin Celtic in an entertaining game.Cappry took the game to the visitors and were a goal up in  the ninth minute when Aaron Kelly won the ball and raced forward to put the ball in the net past the advancing keeper.Castlefin were close to equalising from the centre but a save from the Cappry keeper kept the home team in front. Cappry doubled their lead in the eighteenth minute when the Castlefin defence failed to clear the ball and Aaron Kelly nipped in to score his second.Castlefin kept pressing to get a goal back but the Cappry defence held firm. Castlefin  went a goal further behind in the thirty seventh minute when Brian Lafferty broke through the defence to slot ball past the keeper for Cappry third.Half Time 3.0.In the second half Castlefin came out in search of a quick goal to put the pressure on the home team and they were rewarded in the fifty second minute when Matthew O Rourke won the ball and he shot to the to of the net from twenty yards.Cappry’s backs were to the wall at this stage as the visitors put the pressure but held firm. J P O Malley got Castlefins second goal in the sixty third minute when he scored from close range following a free kick. Cappry had a chance to stretch their lead again but couldn’t find the net. Conor McBride made a very crucial double save in the dying minutes to keep Cappry in the driving seat and claim all three points in their bid to get up the table again. Final Score 3.2.Best For Cappry Brian Lafferty and Aaron Kelly.Ian Ward and Johnny Doherty We’re best for Castlefin.CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVESCappry Rovers Reserves were due to play Keadue at the weekend but both pitches were deemed unplayable. They are due to play Milford at home on Saturday, 2pm kick off.CAPPRY ROVERS U16’sOn Saturday morning our under 16’s travelled to Castlefin to Play Castlefin Celtic. Cappry were expecting a tough battle and were happy to come home with the 3 points. The were ended up winning 1-0 with Karl Doherty getting the all important goal.LAST MAN STANDING COMPETITIONCappry are going to run another Last Man Standing competition which will run from the 13th February. If you would like to take part and be in with a chance to win €300 and at the same time support your local team, please get a form from any of our under age coaches or call Danny 087 7797581. SOCCER: CAPPRY ROVERS EARN MASSIVE WIN AGAINST CASTLEFIN CELTIC was last modified: February 9th, 2016 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:CapprysoccerSportlast_img read more

Astros edge closer to ousting the Braves

first_img “You can’t worry about that and let it put pressure on you,” right fielder Jeff Francoeur said. “That’s not the right mind-set. We know what we’ve got to do this year.” Jorge Sosa made his postseason debut and allowed seven hits in six innings, including the go-ahead run on a two-out homer by Mike Lamb in the third inning. Four pitchers allowed four runs in the seventh inning as the Braves’ season-long bullpen woes resurfaced. HOUSTON — The Atlanta Braves have no problem getting to the postseason. Winning a series is proving to be much more difficult. The Braves have won 14 consecutive division titles, but have lost in the first round of the postseason the last three years. They are on the brink of early elimination again after Saturday’s 7-3 loss gave the Houston Astros a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five division series. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Braves have lost Game 5 of the division series at Turner Field in each of the last three years including against Houston last season. Now Atlanta needs a win Sunday just to get the series back home. “It’s almost like a cliche, but we’ll just prepare for nine innings of baseball and not think about the past,” third baseman Chipper Jones said. “Those things are done.” Sosa, a 27-year-old former outfielder who spent most of the season as a reliever before injuries forced him into the rotation, was 7-0 in road starts before Saturday’s loss. He kept the Braves close enough for six innings before the old bullpen problems showed up again in the seventh. Chris Reitsma allowed two hits and two runs without getting an out, before John Foster gave up a hit to the only batter he faced. center_img Reitsma called the bullpen problems “frustrating’ and said the relievers are “a lot better than we’ve shown.” He was disappointed in their struggles after Sosa’s strong start. “He was great,” Reitsma said. “I think all of us knew he was going to be fine. He’s got ice water running through his veins. It’s unfortunate that we weren’t able to help.” Joey Devine Atlanta’s first-round pick this year came in and allowed two hits and one run, also without getting an out. Jim Brower pitched the final two innings and struck out one. “It happens,” Foster said of the bullpen failures. “Nobody’s perfect. For the most part we’ve done pretty well with what we’ve got. “We’re trying, it’s not like we’re not trying.” The Braves will send Tim Hudson, the losing pitcher in Game 1, to the mound on Sunday to try and send the series back to Atlanta for Game 5 on Monday night. The right-hander allowed five runs in 6 2/3 innings in the opener. It was the most he had allowed since a June 13 loss at Texas. While pitching for Oakland, Hudson was part of teams that lost in the first round four straight years. Now it is up to him to keep the Braves from the same result. “I’ve got to make some adjustments to my last outing,” he said. “I’ve just got to go out there and make some pitches and get this thing back to Atlanta. This is the biggest game of the year and I’ll be ready to go.” 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

Level-headed Groves will not be rushed

first_imgGeorge Groves insists he is in no rush to step up to world level despite his demolition of Paul Smith on Saturday night.Groves, 23, retained his British and Commonwealth super-middleweight crowns – and maintained his unbeaten professional record – in fine style, stopping Smith in the second round of their fight at Wembley Arena.It was only the Hammersmith prospect’s 14th bout and leaves him on course for a possible world title shot in 2012, while a potential rematch with west London rival James DeGale has also been mooted.“I’m getting stronger month by month, year by year.”But Groves said: “I’m content with the belts I’ve got. If something bigger and better comes along and it’s the right move then 100% we’ll take it.“But in my heart I’m not craving something better as a fighter because I know that as long as I keep improving, I’ll get there.“I don’t like to put time frames on things. It’s about getting the job done, showing improvement and then moving on to better things.“I’m getting stronger month by month, year by year. It’s about working hard and improving. It’s all accumulative.”Smith was attempting to win back the British title he lost to DeGale last year and propel himself back into the frame for a world title challenge.The 29-year-old Liverpudlian was gracious in defeat after staggering Groves early on only to be stopped in the following round after taking a huge right that he could not recover from.He admitted: “It was a great shot. I didn’t see it and don’t remember being hit with it.“I caught George at the end of the first round and, although it’s all ifs and buts, if that had been early in the round – like when I got caught – then it might have been a different story.“But no excuses from me – I got caught. He’s a powerful kid and a great puncher, and I paid the price.”Smith initially protested after the fight was halted but later conceded that the referee was right to end the contest.“I had complaints at the time but when I watch it back I’ll probably change my mind,” he said.Smith (left) had no answer to Groves’ power.“Referees are there to do their job. Who am I to argue? I got caught with a cracking shot, didn’t see it, and I’m not going to argue.“I respect the referee and if he says I was in no position to continue then I’ve got to take his word for it and that’s that.”Groves claimed he was not shaken by Smith’s attack late in the first round despite appearing to have been hurt.The defending champion was hit with two glancing shots after being beaten to the punch, and then took a ferocious right shortly before the bell.“It was nothing at all. It must have looked much worse than what it was,” said Groves.“In the first round you’re still finding your feet, finding your balance, and trying to get your defence tight.“It [taking a shot] is synonymous with me. It happens a lot. It didn’t affect me. And the first shot I got through with landed solid and that was it – it was over.”One man who definitely did trouble Groves was Scotland’s Kenny Anderson, who floored him during their fight last year before the Englishman battled back to win.And Groves confirmed that a rematch with Anderson is a serious possiblity.He said: “That’s an interesting fight. I know I can do a better job than I did before with Anderson.“He’s trying to work his way into being the mandatory challenger, so maybe that fight may have to happen.”Groves’ trainer and manager Adam Booth added: “In the first round I thought George and Paul were both a bit uptight.“George was the one who ended up throwing shots when he shouldn’t have and ended up getting caught.  But he’s got a good chin. I’ve seen him hit enough to know he’s got a decent chin.“Paul got caught. When you’ve two guys who can dig and one gets caught early, that’s what can happen. I’m just pleased it was George who did it.”last_img read more

Federer Bristles At Idea He Chose US Open Time; Djokovic OK

first_imgNEW YORK— There was no slow start to this U.S. Open outing for Roger Federer, who bristled at the suggestion that he might have played a role in some favorable scheduling.After dropping the opening set in each of his initial two matches for the first time in 19 appearances at Flushing Meadows, the No. 3-seeded Federer was back at his absolute best Friday in a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Dan Evans, accumulating a 48-7 edge in winners as the opening act in the Arthur Ashe Stadium day session that began at noon.Evans acknowledged 20-time major champion Federer’s superiority. How couldn’t he?But the 58th-ranked player from Britain also thought the timing was “a bit disappointing,” because his rain-postponed second-round match was played Thursday, whereas Federer got to play Wednesday under the Ashe roof.Being first up on Friday’s program meant Evans had to be back on court about 18 hours after he’d left the tournament grounds.“It was always going to be a competitive advantage for me. … Luck was on my side,” Federer said, although he did add that his team was asked about whether it had a preference for when to play.“But that doesn’t mean, like, ‘Roger asks, Roger gets.’ Just remember that, because I have heard this (stuff) too often now,” he said, with a more colorful word choice. “I’m sick and tired of it, that apparently I call the shots; the tournament and the TV stations do. We can give our opinion. That’s what we do. But I’m still going to walk out (on court), even if they schedule me at 4 in the morning.”Tournament spokesman Chris Widmaier would not discuss specifics of conversations between tournament officials and representatives of any player.“That was the schedule we put forth, and we’re comfortable with the decision,” Widmaier said.When a reporter asked Evans whether he made any requests about a later start time, he replied: “You think a guy who has my ranking has any say in that?”“There is probably about four people in this tournament who has a say when they play,” Evans said. “Maybe three.”In the last match in Ashe at the end of the night, defending champion and No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic’s left shoulder looked just fine in a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Denis Kudla of the United States.During his win Wednesday, Djokovic was visited several times by a trainer for treatment on the shoulder, which he said was hurting quite a bit. But that did not appear to be an issue at all against Kudla.Whether or not he had any input — wink, wink — Djokovic surely must have been pleased to get such a late start.“I managed to play almost pain-free,” Djokovic said. “That’s a big improvement.”Drama of the highest order was going on across the way at Louis Armstrong Stadium, where No. 5 Daniil Medvedev seemed to relish the booing he heard during and after his four-set victory over Feliciano Lopez, negativity from spectators that bubbled up after the Russian snatched a towel from a ball person, chucked his racket and later held his middle finger against his face.When he was jeered after the match ended, Medvedev waved his arms and then cupped an ear as if wanting more, then said into the microphone used for the on-court interview: “I want all of you to know, when you sleep tonight, I won because of you.”Truth be told, Federer-Evans could have been contested at any hour on any day and the outcome might not have changed. Evans has now faced Federer three times, each at a Grand Slam tournament, and lost all nine sets they’ve played.“I guess he has every shot,” Evans said, “so it’s not ideal to have an opponent that has every shot.”Federer, who faces No. 15 David Goffin next, displayed a bunch of them, too.The leaping, over-the-shoulder volley packed with pace. The drop volley winners. The forehand passes. The serve with which he won 21 consecutive points in one stretch. The returns that accumulated 14 break points, converting half.Federer went from making 17 unforced errors in the first set of his previous match to finishing with 19 for the entire match against Evans.“You almost tend to forget what happened,” Federer said, “and you move forward.”That’s exactly what Serena Williams did, too.She lost the opening set of her second-round match against 17-year-old Caty McNally before coming back to win, then was much better in a convincing 6-3, 6-2 victory over Wimbledon quarterfinalist Karolina Muchova.Williams seized control with a seven-game run that began after she trailed 3-2 at the beginning.“I knew what she could do,” Williams said — after not allowing Muchova to do much.She’ll face No. 22 Petra Martic on Sunday for a spot in the quarterfinals.Other women’s winners Friday included No. 2 Ash Barty, No. 3 Karolina Pliskova, No. 5 Elina Svitolina, No. 10 Madison Keys and No. 16 Johanna Konta. Keys, the 2017 runner-up in New York, had her blood pressure and pulse checked during a second-set medical visit but held on to beat No. 20 Sofia Kenin 6-3, 7-5 in an all-American matchup.Men who advanced included 2016 champion Stan Wawrinka; Alex de Minaur, who knocked off 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori; and Dominik Koepfer, a German ranked 118th who defeated No. 17 Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 to become only the second qualifier in the last decade to reach the men’s fourth round at the U.S. Open.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

IPL 2019: Suresh Raina tying Rishabh Pant’s shoelaces is Spirit of Cricket

first_imgRishabh Pant and Suresh Raina are rivals on the field in the Indian Premier League but they share a special bond. And their great rapport is all too evident even on the field as it was during IPL 2019 Qualifier 2 between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals in Vizag on Friday.Rishabh Pant has been a thorn in the flesh for several teams in the 2019 Indian Premier League. On Friday, Chennai Super Kings’ spinners had put Delhi Capitals in all sorts of trouble but that did not stop Suresh Raina from helping out Rishabh Pant with his shoelaces. Opposition fielders often help batsmen with their shoelaces as they are constrained with pads.#SpiritOfCricket at #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/gWIY5NwEGLIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 10, 2019Rishabh Pant was the leading light for Delhi Capitals who were looking for their maiden IPL final berth. Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja had picked crucial wickets to put CSK on top but Pant’s innings helped DC get to some kind of respectability.This is not the first time Suresh Raina and Rishabh Pant showed their strong bond on the cricket field even as rivals. During a league game against Chennai Super Kings this season, Rishabh Pant blocked Suresh Raina from reaching the batting crease. It was all in good humour of course and the two had a good laugh.Rishabh Pant was ignored for the 2019 Cricket World Cup but he has since played a few mind-numbing innings leaving experts and former cricketers in awe. He played a crucial knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 IPL Eliminator and left Michal Vaughan wondering why he was not picked for the World Cup.advertisementIn an interview with Aaj Tak, Rishabh Pant admitted he was disappointed with the World Cup snub but added he had moved on and his focus was on the World Cup.Also Read | MS Dhoni reacts to Dads Army vs Kids Army in IPL 2019 Qualifier 2: Not botheredAlso Read | Harbhajan Singh’s reply to Virat Kohli’s social media post is epiclast_img read more