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first_imgDjokovic, Nadal advance at Madrid Open MADRID (AP): Defending champion Novak Djokovic recovered from a 3-0 deficit in the third set to defeat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 and reach the third round at the Madrid Open yesterday. Djokovic rallied in the final set by breaking Almagro to go up 6-5 and served out to earn his 15th win of the season in over two hours. The victory left Djokovic on track to play a semi-final against four-time Madrid champion and home-crowd favourite Rafael Nadal, who struggled in a 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4 win over Fabio Fognini of Italy in just under three hours. Nadal will play Nick Kyrgios of Australia, who defeated Ryan Harrison of the United States 6-3, 6-3. The second-seeded Djokovic will play veteran Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, who got past Gilles Simon of France 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (3). Mourinho: Europa semi is ‘most important’ match MANCHESTER, England (AP): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described the second leg of his team’s Europa League semi-final against Celta Vigo today as “the most important match of our history”. United, three-time European champions and 20-time English champions, lead 1-0 from the first leg in Spain last week. The winners of the Europa League earn a place in next season’s Champions League, increasing its significance for a United side that have only played in Europe’s top competition for one of the last three seasons. “For Celta, it’s – in their words – the most important match of their history,” Mourinho said yesterday. “My feelings, it’s also the most important match of our history. It doesn’t matter what happened before, how big the matches we played before.”last_img read more

‘Confident’ Rene Catalan vows to beat Yoshitaka Naito

first_imgLATEST STORIES “Definitely, this is the toughest and biggest match of my career,” said Catalan, who has the edge in striking but is also ready the moment Naito takes the fight to the ground. “Naito is a former world champion, well-experienced and we all know how dangerous he is on the mat, but I’m confident with my skills and I will do whatever it takes to win and get my title shot.”“I’ve been training for these kinds of guys for so long, and I’ve been training hard almost everyday.” he said. “I feel good and confident about this match. I will win in Yangon and put myself closer to my dream of becoming a world champion.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCatalan is still going strong at 40. In fact, he claims to be coming off “one of the best” training camps he’s had.“This is definitely one of the best camps I had, which is just in time for the most important match of my career,” he said. Rene Catalan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino Rene Catalan vows to win ahead of the biggest fight of his career against former strawweight world champion Yoshitaka Naito of Japan in ONE: Reign of Valor on Friday in Yangon, Myanmar.Catalan is putting his five-match winning streak on the line against Naito, who is eager to bounce back from a tough loss at the hands of another Filipino in Joshua Pacio six months ago.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Depleted UST stuns La Salle in 3 sets for share of 3rd spot Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

GROW Liberia Strives to Ensure Equity in Cocoa Sector

first_imgLavala(r) and Allakamenin shake hands after the presentationThe pricing of the cocoa commodity is a major constraint in the country, especially for farmers who, out of ignorance, are cheated by some unscrupulous agents, according to GROW-Liberia Team leader, Yoquai Lavala.“Maybe some have been getting their fair share, but some have not been,” he says. “It has not been a fair process for everyone.”The price of cocoa is supposed to be passed down to traders who are duly registered with the arm of the government that has oversight responsibility, but this seems not to be the case.“I can tell you from all indications that farmers have not been having their fair share of the produce,” he said.It is against this backdrop that GROW is collaborating with Liberia Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (LACRA), formerly the Liberia Produce and Marketing Company (LPMC), which manages the sector, to ensure that cocoa farmers get their just returns on their produce.Lavala spoke when he and his team, which also included the Result Management Director Ritesh Prasad and the Intervention Assistant Joseph B. Johnson, made a donation of a computer set and its accompanying subscription to LACRA.GROW, under the arrangement, is responsible for the provision of technical support to LACRA to help develop a sustainable market price information system to disseminate market price information to cocoa farmers at the point of sale. GROW is also facilitating and funding for seven months, the dissemination of cocoa prices on eight rural and national radio stations in Bong, Lofa, Montserrado and Nimba counties.“So what we want to do is to make sure that everybody along the value chain understands the pricing, including the guy who is willing to pay for it, the one who is doing the aggregation of the trading, and the one who is producing it,” he said.In this way, Lavala added, there will be some level of fairness in the pricing process. “This is why we are going into the villages and the community radio stations. We will even start to put billboards up that even people who are not into the sector will have an understanding of the pricing,” the GROW team leader said.He said it is how the rubber sector in the country is structured. “You cannot tell any rubber farmer that he does not know the price. This is the same thing we want to do in the cocoa sector,” he said.GROW, through its partner African Venture Limited (AVL), currently works with 3,000 UTZ certified cocoa farmers in several communities in Nimba.UTZ is the world’s largest cocoa certification program working together with key industry members such as Mars, Nestle and Heinz to create an efficient sustainable program.These are the people that have been certified to sell cocoa, Lavala said and indicated that there are additional three or four thousand farmers that “we have started working with but have not certified. We already have a partnership with another cooperative that is located in Massa-Bolahun, Lofa County.“Understanding the level of work we have done in Nimba, we now want to test this in Lofa. Once we see that both are working then with the requisite government institutions we will make this a nationwide initiative,” he said.Lavala noted there are indications that cocoa will make a big boost in the agriculture sector in the near future, adding that Liberia could have competitive advantage in this sector. “The fact that we have deciduous forest, and our climatic condition adjusts well with perennial crops makes cocoa one of the best crops for us. At the same time it is a forested crop. If you manage it well, most of our natural forest here can be preserved. So it works well for Liberia,” he stated.The GROW donation was received by LACRA’s Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Andrew Allakamenin, who lauded GROW for intervening in such a critical area.“We have been thinking about this for some time now and your intervention is timely,” Allakamenin said, also calling on the entity to help construct warehouses to address the challenges of storage.He acknowledged that although the Internet and radio stations are vital media to convey information to the local farmers, Grow-Liberia should also think about erecting billboards in the community to post the prices of cocoa and other vital information within the sector.“I want to thank you for the donation. We look forward with more networking when the new government takes over.“Our indicative price helps the farmers to bargain. To some extent farmers need financial help, support, fermentation process. When LACRA comes into place, the sector will boom,” the LPMC Deputy Managing Director noted.Meanwhile, Grow-Liberia has renovated a warehouse in Karnplay and built one in Buutuo that is able to take in 800 tons of cocoa; and in addition provided 25 dryers to farmers with each holding up to 400 kilograms of cocoa.“We conducted a market survey analysis within the cocoa sector and we found out that warehousing was a major problem,” Mr. Joseph Johnson, another official, said. “There is nowhere to stack the cocoa; so as a result it is exposed to the heat and too much air and the moisture content gets so high. At that level, you cannot sell the cocoa at the price you want to.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Renaming Region 9 not a priority – Vice Chairman

first_img… 50+ villages yet to approve renamingWhile the Lethem municipality seems to be onboard with the retitling of ‘Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo)’ to just ‘The Rupununi’, there are some 56 villages that need to participate in the process before the administrative region is officially renamed.Region Nine Vice Chairman, Karl Singh explained that within each of the other villages, which encompassed the interior savannahs, the village leaders/Toshao will have to embark on a process to get the views of each resident regarding the name change.According to Singh, an approval from each village would only be valid if two-thirds of the village’s population are in favour of renaming the region.Personally, Singh said he is not against the renaming of Region Nine but he believes that too much energy and time is being exerted behind this activity when there are more pressing issues to be addressed including problems in the education and health sectors.The Mayor and Town Council of Lethem in collaboration with the regional administration on Monday concluded talks on the renaming of the region, and the institution of regional flags and symbols.Lethem Mayor Carlton Beckles spoke to the residents about the regional identity and the decentralisation of power.According to an article by the Government Information Agency (GINA), most of the Lethem residents were in favour of the name Rupununi instead of Upper Takatu, Upper Essequibo.Regional Chairman Bryan Allicock who attended the meetings, also spoke to residents about the role of the region in the consultations and the importance of the flags as a symbol in forging a regional patrimony and identity.Several residents said they preferred to have the red colour at the top of the flag since it represents the zeal of the people and the people must be placed ahead of the green which symbolises its rich forestry.However, the move by Government to assign separate flags for each administrative region has been met with strong objections from the parliamentary Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), which believes more time, energy and resources ought to be spent on better governance.The party had declared that the Golden Arrowhead is the constitutional flag of Guyana, adding that any other flag imposed will be contrary to the country’s Constitution.Regional flagsThe decision to give each region its own flag was announced last year by Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, who noted that the initiative was all part and parcel of a wider effort to promote the decentralisation of each of the 10 administrative regions and encourage each district to embrace its uniqueness.However, the PPP/C believes that there will be an overwhelming rejection from the regions, mostly by residents who would prefer jobs, enhanced public security, money in their pockets, better roads, improved potable water supply and efficient garbage collection over flags.“Rather than seeking to change things that obtained under the PPP/C and to make things look different under the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC, the Granger coalition Administration should change their racial and political discriminatory and witch hunting practices, as well as their wasteful spending and focus on improving the economic and social well-being of all Guyanese,” the Party had stated.last_img read more

Rainfall warning continues; region could see 70 mm of rain

first_imgrainfall warning in effectRainfall warnings are issued when significant rainfall is expected.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports to #BCStorm.More details on the alert are available here.The latest status and details on all alerts, including alerts that are not part of your subscription, can be found here: http://www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.htmlAdvertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada says Fort Nelson, Peace River North and South could see up to 70 mm of rain before the current storm moves out the region.A storm that started early Saturday morning, could bring 50 to 70 mm of rain to the region before it stops Saturday evening.  The store could also produce wind gusts up to 60 km/h.  A rainfall warning remains in place for the Peace River North, Peace River South and Fort NelsonSee the full warning below.- Advertisement -Issued at 2016-08-27 12:10 UTC by Environment Canada:Rainfall warning continued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Current details:Rain, at times heavy, is expected.Heavy rain over Muncho Stone Mountain Parks and the Fort Nelson Region will ease this morning. Heavy rain will begin in the BC Peace early this morning and continue through the day before easing this evening.Advertisement Total rainfall amounts 50 to 70 mm are expected over Muncho Stone Mountain Parks Park, along the Rocky Mountains and southern portions of the Fort Nelson Region, and the Peace River region.Accompanying the rain, strong northerly winds with gusts to 60 km/h can be expected.Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.Watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.Advertisementlast_img read more

Swindon 5-5 Sheffield United (7-6 agg): Robins reach play-off final after remarkable game

first_img Swindon Swindon will play Preston North End in the League One play-off final after a remarkable 5-5 draw with Sheffield United at the County Ground earned a slender 7-6 semi-final aggregative victory.After snatching a 2-1 advantage from the first leg with virtually the last kick of the game, it was the early stages of the return fixture which came to life with five goals in the opening 35 minutes.A Ben Gladwin double was soon added to by Michael Smith’s composed finish to put the hosts seemingly out of sight at 3-0 up, but the Blades hit back through a Nathan Thompson own goal and Chris Basham’s bullet header.Soon after half time, Smith then scored his second from the penalty spot after Mark Howard had felled Jamie Hylton, but the visitors hit back almost immediately through Steven Davies.Jonathan Obika’s brilliant solo goal on the counter attack looked to have killed the game off at 5-3 with just five minutes remaining, but United set up a barnstorming finish through Matty Done and Che Adams before the 90 minute mark.Substitute Adams thought he had sent the game to extra time but his effort was chalked off correctly after a foul, and the Robins were sent into delirium at the climax to an astonishing contest. 1last_img read more

Religious Events Calendar

first_img The Santa Clarita Concert Band will perform, 5 p.m. Sunday, Panorama Presbyterian Church, 14201 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. An offering will be taken. Call (818) 894-8316. “An Evening of Classical Music”, 6 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 4963 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Tickets: $12, $6 students. Call (818) 788-1147. “Wedding Memories” is the theme for a United Methodist Women’s salad bar luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, 18120 Saticoy St., Reseda. Reservations: $15, due by Sunday. Call (818) 342-1131. “Cheer Up! The Secret to True Happiness” will be the topic of Rabbi Manis Friedman, 8 p.m. Monday, Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento. Presented by Chabad of Calabasas. Admission: $10 in advance or $13 at the door. Call (818) 991-0991 or see www.JewishAcademy.com. “Can You Plant a Giraffe?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Eric Hodges, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 495-0105. Meditation service, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, 21032 Devonshire St., Suite 208, Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. Fellowship Club potluck dinner meeting, 7:45 p.m. Friday, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Free, but reservations required by Wednesday. Call (818) 240-3860. “I Am the Vine” will be the message of the Rev. Ken Hahn, 10 a.m. Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 18425 Kittridge St., Reseda. Call (818) 342-1633. “Just Believe” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10 a.m. Sunday when the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science meets at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “Cracking the Da Vinci Code” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651 or see www.heartchurch.com. “Debunking Da Vinci’s Code” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bryan Griem, 10 a.m. Sunday, Montrose Community Church, 2416 Montrose Avenue. Call (818) 249-0483. “Forgiveness” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, when the Center of Spiritual Awakening meets at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “My Good is My God, My God is My Good!” will be the message delivered by the Revs. Sue Rubin and Jim Lockard, 10 a.m. Sunday, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 495-0105. “What Kind of Love?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Lynn Enloe, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 583-0556. “Your Spiritual M.A.P. – Meditation, Affirmation, Prayer” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bonnie Rowsell, 10 a.m. Sunday, Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Call (818) 244-8171. “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10 a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St. Call (818) 363-8136. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (818) 713-0058 or e-mail without attachments to 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! “Kid Jam,” for elementary school-age children and their families, West Hills Church and Iglesia Bautista Jerusalem, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today, 7475 Fallbrook Ave. Call (818) 887-6227. Christian dance for singles and couples, 7 p.m. lesson followed by open dancing at 8 p.m. today, Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7347 Jordan Ave. Admission: $12. Strict dress code enforced. Call (818) 402-3863. “The Joey Ho Show,” a Polynesian musical comedy presented by the Emmanuel Lutheran Actors Theatre Ensemble, 8 p.m. today and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Stegman Theater, 6020 Radford Ave., North Hollywood. Tickets: $10. Call (818) 509-0882. “Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code,” a weekly seminar led by the Rev. Rick Talbott, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday, First Christian Church of Christ, 606 Chatsworth Drive, San Fernando. Call (818) 361-7321. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals Blessing of the Animals service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hollywood. Pets must be properly restrained or bring a photo. Donations accepted for East Valley Animal Shelter. Call (818) 894-9251. Sunland-Tujunga Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrates its 50th anniversary, 10:45 a.m. Sunday, 7156 Valmont St., Tujunga. Call (818) 352-3575 or see www.sunlandtujungasdachurch.com. Rabbi Sherwin Wine, founder of Humanistic Judaism, will speak on “Judaism in a Global World: The Transformation of the Jewish People,” 2 p.m. Sunday, The JCC at Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Call (818) 346-5152 or see www.humanisticjudaismla.org. “Make a Joyful Noise” will be the theme of an interfaith musical event presented by Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village and Parks Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 3 p.m. Sunday, 1102 Fourth St., San Fernando. Call (818) 898-1833 or (818) 763-9148. “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure will be performed by the Onionaires, 4 p.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 4 p.m. Sunday, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Tickets: $10. Call (818) 894-9251. last_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS Old Orchard Inn Division OneRamelton Mariners 6 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 2Mariners came out on top of this local derby and maintained their push for runners up spot in the Old Orchard Inn Division One. Played in Rab’s Park, Kerrykeel it was Kilmacrennan who took the lead when Adrian Doherty slotted home after 10 minutes after a mix up in the Mariners defence. Mariners quickly equalised in the 20th minute when Barry Coyle scored an excellent free kick from 20 yards that left Damien Crossan in the Kilmacrennan goal no chance. They took the lead 10 minutes later when Alan Blaney scored from close range. Mariners should have extended their lead just before half time but Barry Mooney’s poor spot kick was saved by Crossan. Mariners started strong again in the 2nd half with goals coming in the 50th minute by Alan Blaney, his 2nd, Gavin Mackay with a header from a corner in the 66th minute, and Corey Mc Cahill getting in on the act on 75 minutes. Paul Mc Eldowney did pull a goal back for Kilmac in the 85th minute but Mariners scored their 6th in the dying moments when Corey Mc Cahill scored his 2nd after a poor back pass.Fintown Harps AFC 2 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 3This game was played in great conditions at Pairc Acla in Fintown. In the 20th minute Gary McHugh was unlucky not to put the homeside ahead with his effort. Shane Mc Loone came close shortly after but the Castlefin keeper did well. In the last few minutes of the first half Castlefin smashed the ball to the back of the net to put the away side in front going in at half time.The second half started with Harps on top. In the 5th minute John McFadden chipped a great ball to find Gary McHugh in the box and he headed it into the net. The equaliser was short lived, Castlefin put themselves ahead by a goal from a cross in the 15th minute. In the 30th minute of the second half, Fintown’s Shan Mc Millian made the game all square after great work from Raymond Mc Menamin. With 5 minutes left on the clock Castlefin’s Gary McNulty scored the winner. Team performance by both teamsReferee : Brian o KaneGlencar Inn Division TwoDeele Harps 0 Cranford United Reserves 0 A minutes silence was observed before this game in memory of Sadie Gallagher , Liskey who passed away this week. The game itself was bossed by the home side with Christopher Roulstone in the Deele goal a spectator for most of the game. But Cranford defended well throughout and on the few occasions that Deele did breach their rearguard they found the Cranford keeper in good form. Aidy Gallagher had Deele’s best chance but the playing surface was difficult and the chance was gone. Team performances.Glenree United Reserves 1 Milford United Reserves 2On a fine day in Glenree Park it was the homeside that took the lead through a fine finish from Matthew Coyle on 15 minutes. Both teams battled well throughout. Ciaran Blaney got the equaliser on the hour mark. TJ Everson got the winner in the 80th minute when his free kick was going straight into the keepers hands only to take the most wicked bounce and go in over the keepers head, which the away side could not believe their luck. Best for Glenree were Cathal mc Ginley and Damien NelisReferee: Mickey Mulhern Downtown United 2 Donegal Town Reserves 1Downtown took the lead on the 41st minute through Sean Sweeney with a great right footed volley at the back post. Donegal Town equalized 10 minutes into the second half through Stevie Curneen, with a great strike from outside the box. Both teams pushed for a winner and it was Downtown who made the breakthrough with Niall Bonner swinging in a delightful corner for Gio Peoples to tap in at the back post, to put Downtown 2-1 up with just 5 minutes left on the clock. Best for Downtown: Niall Bonner and for Donegal Town: Joe McIntyreTullyvinney Rovers 2 Gweedore United Reserves 7Unfortunately after the opening ten minutes Tullyvinney found themselves in an uphill battle trailing 3-0 with goals from Patrick McFadden, Declan Friel and Aodh O’Donnell. In fairness to Tullyvinney it didn’t get them down and they started playing some nice passing football, creating chances but failing to score. Garvan Tinney’s corner kicks proved a potent force for Tullyvinney and the evergreen Michael Shiels twice hit the crossbar with two headers from consecutive corners. Tullyvinney’s breakthrough in the thirty fourth minute came when an inch perfect pass from Jonny Corcoran found Thomas McBride wide on the right wing and he rounded a defender and produced the perfect cross with Garvan Tinney, getting in at the end with a diving header. In the forty third minute Gweedore scored on the counter attack when Patrick McFadden scored from a right wing cross and headed home from ten yards. The score at half time was 4-1. Six minutes into the second half Gweedore attacked again and found Tullyvinney’s defence wanting and Joseph Coyle scored with a fierce shot from the edge of the box. In the seventieth minute Tullyvinney registered their second goal when Martin Alexander lobbed the advancing keeper from twelve yards out. That was as good as it got for the home team with Denis McBride and Paul Mc Daid having good chances but failing to score. In the eightieth minute Daniel Diver scored the sixth goal and Patrick McFadden wrapped up the scoring for Gweedore when he converted a penalty. Best for Gweedore was Patrick McFadden. Team Effort from Tullyvinney. Referee: James MalseedBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 1 Glenea United 3Kilmacrennan’s title hopes are all but gone following a defeat to league leaders Glenea United.The first half was a cagey affair with the better chances falling to Glenea. Ryan McFadden hit the post on twenty minutes following a Dennis Boyle corner. Moments later he found the side netting much to the relief of the home side. Kilmac’s sole attempt on goal in the first half fell to Liam McBride but the striker couldn’t hit the target after being closed down by three Glenea defenders.The second half was a much livelier affair thanks to a goal within two minutes of the kick off. A poor clearance from the Glenea keeper bounced through a host of players. The inrushing Ryan McFadden couldn’t believe his luck when he was one on one with Mark Gallagher and coolly scored the opening goal. Kilmac replied within ten minutes and were awarded a penalty when Liam McBride was hauled down. Michael McLaughlin converted and sent the keeper the wrong way. The game was in the balance for twenty minutes with the home side looking the most dangerous. However Glenea punished the home side with a goal out of nothing. McFadden was the beneficiary at the back post following a Mick Mulhern cross. Mulhern wrapped up the three points on ninety minutes. Team efforts from both. Referee: Ed MooreMilford United 1 Lifford Celtic 0Milford gained a great three points at home to Lifford with a goal from the penalty spot well converted by Peter Doherty after Brendan Murray was taken down on the edge of the box. Both teams failed to create many goal scoring chances in a high tempo hard fought match. Milford showed much more hunger and work rate compared to the match in the cup last week. Best for Lifford was Mark Neeson. Good all round team effort by Milford to lift them out of the bottom 3. Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleRathmullan Celtic 6 Lagan Harps 1Mark Curran’s Super Hoops kept their bid for an historic treble right on track with an emphatic win over Lagan Harps at the Flagpole. The Hoops first strike of the afternoon saw Eamonn Sheridan open his account on 16 minutes with a fine finish. Curran’s charges doubled their advantage on 25 minutes when McMenamin unleashed an unstoppable 30 yard free kick into the top corner. Just before the interval, Aaron Mc Clafferty crossed in for Dara Patton to head into the bottom corner to give secure commanding three goal lead.In the second period the Hoops put the game beyond doubt when Patton got his second of the afternoon after tucking in from five yards following a goal mouth scramble. Niall Doherty then beat three defenders before curling a 20 yard strike to the bottom corner. The Hoops went six up after Eamonn Sheridan took advantage of a goal mouth scramble to score his second of the afternoon on 83 minutes. Kevin Kelly scored a twenty five yard free kick as late consolation for the Orchard Park men Referee: Paddy DuffyCastlefin Celtic 1 Dunkineely Celtic 1Castlefin earned their first home point of the season after a hard fought 1-1 draw against Dunkineely in Parkview on Sunday. In the opening stages of the first half the game developed into a midfield battle with few chances being created. In the 20th minute the visitors came close to taking the lead when a Shane Mc Quinney shot smashed off the post after a Shane Ward through ball. Castlefin responded and had chances through Barry Tourish and Simon Mc Glinchey after good play by Damien Mc Annaney. Castlefin started the second the brighter and took the lead in the 60th minute when a Simon Mc Glinchey pass played through to Barry Tourish who slotted home from 12 yards. However, this resulted in the visitors upping their game and they equalised when Castlefin failed to clear a free kick and Shane Mc Quinney was on hand to poke home from 6 yards with 70 minutes played. Both sides had chances to win the game but a draw was a fair result.Team performancesReferee: Vincent Mc LaughlinGweedore Celtic 0 St. Catherines 1There was little to separate these two sides, but the concession of a penalty fifteen minute from the end ensured St.Catherine’s of a vital victory.Anthony Blair had the first chance for the home side, but he shot wide after being set up by Cathal Campbell. The away team nearly scored five minutes later when a shot ten yards from the Gweedore goalmouth was scooped just over the crossbar. On forty minutes Tomas Diver squandered a great chance in front of goal. Five minutes before halftime Michael Mc Kelvey had to stop a sure goal bound shot from the visitors.The second half was evenly balanced and the game looked to be heading for a stalemate when a foul was conceded in the penalty area. Jason Noctor made no mistake from the spot. Gweedore did have a few chances in the last ten minutes but were unable to breach the St Catherine’s defenceBest for Gweedore Cathal MulliganA team performance but St Catherine’sReferee: Michael LaganWatson Hire Division OneDonegal Town 4 Arranmore United 2Donegal Town moved to top of the table after a 4-2 victory over Arranmore United. Donegal opened the scoring on twenty minutes when Declan Brown headed home at the back post after Benny Byrne’s original shot was deflected. Shane Elliott equalised shortly after when he finished well from inside the area. Brown and Byrne linked up again to put Donegal back in front. Brown’s shot from outside the area came back of the post for Byrne to hammer home and restore the lead. The visitors levelled things up once more when left back Declan Proctor followed in well after a poorly defended set piece to ensure the Islanders went in level at the break. The second half was all Donegal. Stuart Johnston’s powerful strike from the edge of the area put the home side back in front on the hour mark after good work out wide from Conor Mc Monagle. Declan Brown crashed a header off the bar shortly after before Byrne wrapped up the scoring tapping home from Joe McIntyre’s excellent cross late on. Good team performances from both sides. Referee: Liam Farren.Eany Celtic 1 Keadue Rovers 2A goal by Cori Gallagher and an own goal late in the second half gave Keadue all the points at Eany. The home side started well and Barry Rose hit the post on 20 minutes. From the clearance Keadue broke and Cori deflected a shot into the net to give Keadue the lead. Eany were back on level terms within minutes as a long clearance from the Keeper, Kelly, found Barry rose who found the net. The first half finished 1-1. Eany kept the pressure on and were unlucky not to extend their lead on the hour . The away side got the winner in the 83rd minute when a Keadue cross was deflected into the Eany net.Good performances from both sidesCappry Rovers 1 Curragh Athletic 0Cappry Rovers ended Curragh Athletic’s unbeaten record in an entertaining game in Cappry Park. Curragh opened the stronger and had a few near misses and good saves by Benji O Meara in the Cappry goal. Play swung from end to end with both defences on top and no clear cut chances.In the second half Cappry got the bit between their teeth and took the game to the visitors but the Curragh defence and their goal keeper held firm. At the other end Curragh’s Shane Barclay came closest with a shot which went narrowly wide. Paddy Long, Dylan Ramsey and Aaron Kelly came close for Cappry. Aaron Kelly got the vital goal for Cappry deep in injury time following a free kick which the visitor’s keeper failed to hold, and Kelly was in to head the ball to the net from close range to give them three vital points.Team performance from Cappry.Gary Doherty was best for Curragh Athletic.Referee Paddy Martin.Ballybofey United 0 Drumoghill F.C. 3Drumoghill gained three valuable points on their visit to Finnside on Sunday. They took the lead mid-way through the first half and added two second half goals to secure the spoils. The home side were very understrength for this match but take nothing away from a decent Drumoghill performance. Referee: Victor RaineyCT Ball Division TwoDunlewy Celtic 6 Drumbar United 0On a lovely dry afternoon the home side knocked six past Drumbar, but it took them a while to get their first with Christy Cannon, Brendan Mc Geady and Daniel Cannon been denied by the inform Drumbar keeper but he was unable to stop Daniel Cannon when he latched on to a Daniel Coll pass to knock home. The second came soon after, Brendan cut inside two players to rifle home a powerful shot. The third came from a Mark Roarty cross which found Brendan Mc Geady at the back post, he half volleyed it into the box were John Cannon was on hand to converted.In the second half Daniel Cannon got his second when he lobbed the keeper from 20 yards out. Kevin Doohan got the next when good work down the right found the incoming Doohan to knock home,. The sixth came from John Cannon when he won a loose in midfield and busted through the visitors defence to score. The visitors never gave up but were unable to unlock a powerful home side with Lorcan Gallagher and Brendan Devin playing outstanding.Team performance from DrumbarLetterbarrow Celtic 2 Gweedore United 7In a game played in near perfect conditions, Gweedore United produced an excellent display of football to help them take another step towards promotion to Division One. The first half was tightly contested with both teams cancelling each other out in midfield. However, the deadlock was broken when top goalscorer, Kieran McFadden, drilled the ball home after a fine turn inside the box. On the stroke of half time a Letterbarrow free kick from just outside the Gweedore box was blocked and United broke down the field to snatch a second through McFadden. Gweedore started the second half very strongly and Kevin Cassidy poked home from close range after a mix-up in the Letterbarrow penalty area on 50 minutes. One minute later Gweedore had their forth when McFadden broke the offside trap. On sixty minutes Declan Gallagher pulled one back for the home side after good work from Paul Murrin. That goal sparked a spirited effort by Letterbarrow but on seventy five minutes, Kevin Cassidy scored a screamer from thirty yards. Another from Kieran McFadden on eighty minutes put the visitors six one ahead. Declan Gallagher scored his second for the home side on eighty two minutes with a good header after an Emmett O’Neill cross. In the dying seconds, Stephen Cassidy poked home the seventh for Gweedore.Bonagee United 1 Convoy Arsenal 0John Carr in the Bonagee goal had to make a good save on three minutes from Jason Toner from ten yards out following a through ball from midfield from Brian Mc Elwaine. Bonagee took the lead on six minutes following a free kick from thirty yards by Kevin Doran. The Convoy keeper seemed to think the ball was going wide of the post but it ended up in the bottom corner of the net. Convoy had chances through Darren Harley and Garry Bradley but Carr in the home goal was in fine form. Kevin Doran should have scored when he was put clear by Ross Hanlyn on thirty minutes from midfield only to see his effort just go over the bar from twenty yards. Sean Crossan had a great chance on forty eight minutes when he headed wide from six yards after a great cross from Darren Coyle from the right. Convoy came close on seventy minutes when Garry Brolly’s effort went just wide of the post from outside of the box. Hanlyn and Coyle for Bonagee were always dangerous on the break as were Convoy’s Kevin Gillen and Jason Brolly but the home team held out for the win. Team efforts by both sides. Referee: Martin Mc AnnaneyDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSOld Orchard Inn Division OneRamelton Mariners 6 v 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesFintown Harps AFC 2 v 3 Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Celtic 2 v 2 Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Division TwoDeele Harps 0 v 0 Cranford United ReservesGlenree United Reserves 1 v 2 Milford United ReservesDowntown United 2 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesTullyvinney Rovers 2 v 7 Gweedore United ReservesBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 1 v 3 Glenea UnitedMilford United 1 v 0 Lifford CelticRathmullan Celtic 6 v 1 Lagan HarpsCastlefin Celtic 1 v 1 Dunkineely CelticGweedore Celtic 0 v 1 St. CatherinesWatson Hire Division OneDonegal Town 4 v 2 Arranmore UnitedEany Celtic 1 v 2 Keadue RoversCappry Rovers 1 v 0 Curragh AthleticBallybofey United 0 v 3 Drumoghill F.C.CT Ball Division TwoDunlewy Celtic 6 v 0 Drumbar UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic 2 v 7 Gweedore UnitedBonagee United 1 v 0 Convoy ArsenalDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 9-3-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Inn Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves v Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Inn Division TwoCranford United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesDowntown United v Glenree United ReservesGweedore United Reserves v Deele HarpsKeadue Rovers Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversSUNDAY 10-3-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGweedore Celtic v Glenea UnitedCastlefin Celtic v Lifford CelticKilmacrennan Celtic v Lagan HarpsSt. Catherines v Rathmullan CelticWatson Hire Division OneArranmore United v Raphoe Town (K.O. 1p.m.)Drumoghill FC v Curragh AthleticCranford United v Donegal TownCT Ball Division TwoKerrykeel ’71 FC v Whitestrand UnitedGlenree United v Drumbar UnitedCopany Rovers v Gweedore UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic v Dunlewy CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 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 Junior LeaguefixturesreportsResultslast_img read more

“My time will come” – West Ham starlet insists he will earn a first-team spot

first_img BEST OF MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Unused West Ham summer signing Xande Silva insists he will prove himself in east London despite being overlooked by Manuel Pellegrini so far this season.The 21-year-old joined the Hammers from Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes back in August for around £3million but is yet to make a first-team appearance. REPLY 1 Latest Football Stories Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED RANKED West Ham striker Xande Silva in action. shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? A hat-trick for the club’s Under-23s against Tottenham saw him hyped by supporters, while he also netted against Manchester City and Arsenal.And speaking to Portuguese outlet A Bola, Silva has insisted he will wait patiently for his time to shine.“This is a great experience, here there are all the conditions for a Portuguese player to play, you just have to stay focused,” he said.“He (Pellegrini) is a good manager, with great experience, which he has acquired in the great clubs where he’s been.“My time will come!” no dice huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more

DONEGAL’S ISLANDS GO TO POLLS TODAY FIRST IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

first_imgVoting in the presidential election begins today on the islands off Donegal’s coastline.The 760 voters on Tory, Arannmore, Gola, Inishboffin, Inishfree go to the polls three days before those on the mainland.Among one of the first people to vote is expected to be Patsy Dan Rogers, the King of Tory island. “The people of Tory Island and all the islands off the coast of Donegal value their vote very much.“We are expecting a strong turn-out to decide who will be Ireland’s next President,” he said.Ballot boxes will be transported to the islands by helicopter and by ferry and kept until lock and key until counting begins on Friday.Voting on the islands will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday on Clare Island, Inishbiggle and Inishturk and the Aran Islands. The 466 voters on the islands off Cork will vote with people on the mainland on Thursday.Altogether, there are 2,588 people registered to vote across Ireland’s 19 islands.EndsDONEGAL’S ISLANDS GO TO POLLS TODAY FIRST IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION was last modified: October 24th, 2011 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:donegalislandsPresidential electionvoteslast_img read more