St George’s, Excelsior to kick off Walker Cup

first_imgDEFENDING ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup KO champions St George’s College will lock horns with former champions Excelsior High School in the first game of an epic double-header at 1 p.m. at the Constant Spring Field tomorrow.The two former Walker Cup and Manning Cup champions advanced to the Walker Cup as winners of Groups C and F, respectively.The day’s other game, slated to kick off at 3 p.m. at the same venue, brings together Kingston College and St Jago. KC were winners of Group G, while St Jago are the best second-place Manning Cup team overall.JC tackle Charlie SmithOn Saturday, there’s a titanic billing between last season’s treble winning Jamaica College team and the team they beat in the Manning Cup final, Charlie Smith.This game is the first of a double-header and is scheduled for 1 p.m.The day’s other match up will feature two of the competition’s unbeaten teams, Hydel High and Wolmer’s Boys’, at 3 p.m. Hydel won Group B, while Wolmer’s took Group E honours.The matches will be on a play-to-the-finish basis, as a winner has to be decided, either by extra time or penalty shoot-out.0The semi-finals will be played on Wednesday, October 21 at the Constant Spring Field.last_img read more

Bar manager hit to head, shoots rowdy customer

first_imgGunplay between three men and a bar manager on Friday morning resulted in one man being shot to his leg while the others are in Police custody.Reports are that at about 01:30h, three men went to a bar at Nigg Village, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), to purchase alcoholic beverages. This newspaper was told that as the men drank their beverages, they started to harass a waitress at the bar.After being warned by the manager to desist, the men continued and the manager again went to the rescue of the waitress.This newspaper was told that this led to an argument with one of the men picking up a bottle and hitting the bar manager on his head.A police source told this publication that the bar manager left the establishment, went to his home, which is nearby, and returned with a loaded unlicensed firearm.It is alleged that when the trio saw him return with a firearm, they hurriedly returned to their vehicle to leave but one of them whipped out a gun and pointed it in the direction of the bar manager.According to a police source, the bar manager is a deportee who returned to Guyana after serving close to 20 years in an overseas prison for murder.Both the bar manager and the other armed man fired shots towards each other. One of the men was shot to his leg as he was about to enter the car. He was rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he is presently a patient under Police guard.This publication was told that the hospital notified the police that a man had been admitted with a gunshot wound.The police went to the hospital, where they also saw the injured man’s two friends. As such, they too were arrested and a search was conducted on the car.Two spent shells were recovered inside of the vehicle. The police also arrested the bar manager. An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

Exclusive – Man United ARE making progress under Van Gaal, claims ex-Red Devils star

first_imgManchester United are making progress under Louis van Gaal – despite their worst start to a season since 1986.That’s the view of former defender Paul McGrath, who watched the Red Devils lose 1-0 to rivals Manchester City on Sunday lunchtime.The defeat leaves the club without a victory in three matches and sitting only tenth in the Premier League table.But McGrath claims, despite the reverse against Manuel Pellegrini’s side, there are the springs of a revival at Old Trafford.“I can see progression since Louis van Gaal has been at Manchester United,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Even against Manchester City, when they should have been a goal or two down, they showed a bit of spirit by still wanting to get back into the game.“Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Marouane Fellaini all had chances. They didn’t lie down and showed a bit of spirit. That’s coming back, and it’s good to see.”last_img read more

Gor Mahia face nine games in three weeks

first_img0Shares0000Kenya’s Gor Mahia FC’s Humphrey Ochieng, pictured 18 July, 2018, controls the ball during a match for the (CAF) Confederation of African Football Cup, as his team looks to defend their league title © AFP/File / TONY KARUMBANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3 – Kenyan champions Gor Mahia are scheduled to play nine matches in the next three weeks as they look to defend their league title and reach the CAF Confederation Cup knockout phase.Unbeaten in the Kenyan top flight, Gor have to play seven league matches and two Confederation Cup ties against Rwanda’s Rayon Sport and USM Alger of Algeria. “We are going to be stretched, but I have confidence in the squad,” said Gor Mahia’s English coach Dylan Kerr.“We must need to stay injury free, remain focused and must be very careful. I know with luck and good recovery, the results will be positive.”Gor are expected to play one league match every three days, and need only five points from their seven remaining games to win the title for the 17th time.They are also heading the Confederation Cup group D table, and require only two points from the two matches to clinch a historic quarter-final place in the second-tier African tournament.Gor host Rayon Sport at the Kasarani Stadium on August 19 before winding up against USM Alger in Algeria a week later.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea want Bayern ace to replace Costa, Man United star Herrera to quit? Paper review

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Chelsea are ready to rival Manchester United for Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller. The champions are going to let Diego Costa escape scot-free for his petulant bib-throwing at boss Jose Mourinho during the draw with Spurs on Sunday. But the 27-year-old could find himself replaced next summer by the Germany superstar, who has already been targeted by Old Trafford chief Louis van Gaal. (Daily Mirror)Ander Herrera wants showdown talks with Louis van Gaal after becoming disillusioned at Manchester United. The Spanish ace reckons his career has stalled under Van Gaal this season and is planning to discuss his future with the Dutchman. (Daily Star)Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum, Dolores Aveiro, wants the Portuguese superstar to return to Manchester United if he does leave Spanish giants Real Madrid next summer. Paris Saint-Germain are also chasing Ronaldo and are prepared to pay him a staggering £250,000-a-week AFTER tax to make him Zlatan Ibrahimovich’s successor. But Aveiro would prefer a move back to Manchester because she feels it would be safer for her son and five-year-old grandson, Cristiano Junior. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal are lining up a £22million January raid for Porto defensive midfield starlet Ruben Neves. Arsene Wenger wants cover for the injured Francis Coquelin and is targeting the 18-year-old to help reignite the Gunners’ faltering title charge. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham outcast Andros Townsend has edged closer to the exit door after being demoted to the Under-21 side. Swansea, Aston Villa, West Brom, Leicester and Newcastle are among the Premier League clubs vying to rescue the 10-times capped flier. Townsend wants out in January in a bid to win back his international spot for next summer’s Euro 2016 finals. (Daily Mirror)Southampton are ready to raid south-coast neighbours Brighton for £7.5m-rated wonderkid Solly March. The England Under-21 ace was wanted by Saints boss Ronald Koeman 18 months ago, but he ended up passing on the winger due to his inexperience. However, the Dutchman has reignited his interest in the wideman. (Daily Mirror)Stoke boss Mark Hughes has slapped down talk of a big money move for star goalkeeper Jack Butland. Hughes laughed off suggestions of £20m January bids for Butland insisting that he’s not for sale at any price. (Daily Star)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Reports – Real Madrid plotting bold bid for rival Barcelona forward NeymarArsenal unlikely to land £21m-rated Morata as Juventus striker looks set for Real Madrid returnManchester United target Gianluigi Donnarumma ‘worth €170m’, according to wonderkid goalkeeper’s agentTorino defender ready to reject interest from Manchester United and sign new dealTransfer report: Manchester City plotting move for another Argentina star next summerPalermo chief insists Franco Vazquez will NOT be sold in January amid interest from Southampton and Tottenhamlast_img read more

Harvest Fest offers safe fun

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The world, as we know it today, has become unstable and more threatening. Fear and anxiety grip the hearts of parents who are concerned for the safety of their children. Almost gone is the world in which it was safe to wander the streets in the evening and accept candy from strangers within the neighborhood. Today we have to be more cautious when it comes to allowing our children to receive gifts from anyone. The Harvest Fest provides a carefree haven for our children. We have joined efforts with the local law-enforcement agencies to ensure a completely safe environment in which every child and whole families can have some good old-fashioned fun. Entrance is free, and children can go home with as much candy as their pockets can hold! With more than 40 game booths, jumpers, sumo wrestling, recreational activities for teens, face painting, special live worship music, a cakewalk, even a mini-harvest for the little children and tons of candy, there is something for everyone. With so many attending every year, it takes more than 300 volunteers to operate the Harvest Fest to make it a success, and this year is no exception. Our goal is to bless all who attend, the young as well as the young-at-heart. On a night like this, we are all kids. Harvest Fest is here to offer a completely safe and positive environment for all. What’s a festival without food? Anytime you get hungry, venture over to our food court and choose from a variety of great food at reasonable prices. There is our American food booth with juicy hamburgers and hot dogs, a Chinese food booth offering an assortment of dishes straight from The China Tea House in Torrance, a Mexican food booth, a Cuban food booth and much more! If snacks are all you want, stop by our nachos and popcorn stands, or even our dessert table with its huge assortment of cakes, pies and cookies. There’s even a cappuccino cart where you can order blended drinks, coffee or lattes! In a world that emphasizes darkness at this time of the year, it is important to show and teach our younger generation that there is still a light that shines above it all. As Jesus said, “I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.” Harvest Fest is a free event and is open to anyone in our community. You don’t have to attend church to participate in the festivities. The event takes place from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Chapel South Bay, 19300 S. Vermont Ave. in Gardena, at our Hamilton Street parking lot. For more information, contact our church office at 310-352-3333 or check our Web site at www.ccsouthbay.org. There is also plenty of secure parking on our lot and the surrounding areas; come early for the best available spaces. Be sure not to miss out this year. Invite all your family and friends to come and enjoy a night out filled with laughter, food and games. The secret’s out. Harvest Fest is the place to be – safe, fun and entertaining! The Rev. Steve Mays is senior pastor of Calvary Chapel South Bay in Gardena.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Steve Mays Where do 8,000-plus people gather every year on the night of Oct. 31? October is a special time for Calvary Chapel South Bay. It’s the time we enthusiastically prepare for our annual Harvest Fest. Of course, most people are out participating in the traditional Halloween celebration with commercially driven pumpkins, ghosts and witches. While Halloween glorifies the dark and scary things of this world, here at Calvary Chapel we hold an annual alternative to Halloween representing the light of Jesus Christ in the midst of this world’s darkness. The church’s Harvest Fest is a Halloween-safe haven for children, families and friends alike. For more than 20 years, Calvary Chapel has had the privilege of holding this fall carnival for thousands of kids, parents, grandparents and friends. last_img read more

Do you know anyone who deserves to be crowned Irish Person of the Year?

first_imgRTÉ’s Sinead Kennedy and Alanah Miley (11) and Johnny Harkin (10) lent a helping hand today to remind the nation that the clock is ticking towards the nomination deadline for the People of the Year Awards 2016. We have a little over a week before the nominations close.The final date for submitting nominations is Monday, 12th September – the last chance for the public to nominate Ireland’s deserving heroes for this year’s Awards.Sinead, Alanah and Johnny are encouraging the country to get their nominations submitted on time for the everyday heroes living in their local communities. Whether they are unsung heroes or household names, the People of the Year Awards celebrates those people who have done extraordinary things and made a real difference in people’s lives. Pictured above is Tomi Reichental, a previous winner, holocaust survivor and author of ‘I Was A Boy In Belsen’. 2015’s winnersThe winners, who are all nominated by the Irish public, are finalised by a panel of adjudicators. Categories include International Person of the Year, Young Person of the Year, Community Group of the Year and Sports Person of the Year, with other Awards presented for acts of bravery or personal sacrifice, achievements in areas such as the arts, culture or sciences or lifelong contributions to Irish society.Encouraging people to get their nominations in, Sinead Kennedy said, “The People of the Year Awards are a fantastic celebration of the extraordinary people throughout Ireland who go that extra mile for others every day. It is so important that we recognise them and the People of the Year Awards, which is broadcast live on RTÉ One, is a really wonderful way of doing this.”“It’s the annual opportunity for the Irish people to say thank you to some very special people. I love attending the Awards night every year and am delighted to support it once more in 2016.” It is quick and easy to nominate someone for a People of the Year Award and there are a number of ways to put someone forward:Online at www.peopleoftheyear.comBy email to peopleoftheyear@rehab.ieThrough the nominations app on www.facebook.com/PeopleOfTheYearAwards.By post to People of the Year Awards, Roslyn Park, Sandymount Dublin 4.Entries will be accepted until midnight on Monday, 12th September. Now in its 42nd year, the People of the Year Awards, Ireland’s premier award ceremony will be broadcast live from Dublin’s Citywest Hotel on RTÉ One on Saturday, 3rd December.Do you know anyone who deserves to be crowned Irish Person of the Year? was last modified: September 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:inspireperson of the year awardRTElast_img read more

GAA NEWS: MAGNIFICENT MOVILLE MINOR GIRLS WIN COUNTY TITLE AFTER VICTORY OVER TERMON

first_imgMoville GAA NewsLOTTOThere was No jackpot winner his week, the €50 runner up prize goes to Mary B McCauley. The numbers were 9,12,18,23. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,100. MINOR GIRLS WIN COUNTY TITLEA massive congratulations to Paul McDermott’s minor girls team who qualify for the Ulster championship after a comprehensive win over Termon in the county final. Next up is St Paul’s of Antrim – keep an eye on facebook and the club notes for details of this game. Well done girls!MOVILLE U13 GIRLS REACH COUNTY FINALThe Moville u13 girls are through to the County Final after beating a very good Glenties team in O’Donnell Park on Thursday last. The Moville girls conceded an early goal but they didn’t panic and where soon level when Claire Brown got on the edge of a well measured pass from Niamh McDonald, a second goal from Kate McClenaghan & a couple of great points from Aiobh Faulkner & Breena Diver soon after put Moville in Control. Niamh McDonald & Danielle McDermott added two more points before Amy Carr slotted home a great individual goal for Glenties to close the gap before half time & but for a couple of great saves from Milly Banks Glenties could have been level at the break.Two more quick goals for Glenties after the break meant moville had to dig really deep and Kerri Browne got on the end of Niamh Skellys long ball to slot home to ease the pressure.Clodagh Skelly & Breena Diver where solid at the back & with Erin Coyle & Fiona Mc Laughlin where making it difficult to get near the Moville goal.Faulkner & McClenaghan slotted over a couple of long range points and Moville where now in total control. Emer Gillen scored a fine point towards the end to seal the victory.Best for Moville where Breena Diver, Clodagh Skelly, Claire Browne & Niamh Mc Donald Moville now play St. Eunans in the final on Saturday 15th of November good luck girls. CONGRATULATIONSCongratulations to Aoibh Faulkner, Clodagh Skelly, Breena Diver & Niamh Skelly who played for Donegal on Saturday in the Ulster u13 development blitz in Garvaghey.Well done girls great achievement.Also well done to the moville U10 and U12 teams who played at half time in the county final in Ballybofey at the weekend. It was a great display and great to see Moville under age taking part. well done to the coaches and parents who traveled on the day.CLUB MERCHANDISEWhy not contact Brigid Harkin for some club merchandise in the run up to Christmas. It would make a great stocking filler.GAA NEWS: MAGNIFICENT MOVILLE MINOR GIRLS WIN COUNTY TITLE AFTER VICTORY OVER TERMON was last modified: November 4th, 2014 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:GAAmovilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS DRAWN TO FACE CONVOY IN U21 CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA News:Our U-21 lads have been drawn against neighbours Convoy in the B Championship while the Junior B team will be competing in group 1 of their Championship where they will play Muff, Glenswilly and Naomh Ultan.Congratulations and well done to former Gaels player Mark English on winning silver at the European Championships at the weekend. There is an Ulster U-8 Hurling Blitz this Sunday 15th March in Letterkenny Community Centre at 11am. All U-8 hurlers are asked to attend.The St. Patricks day parade takes place next Tuesday and adult volunteers are required to decorate the Gaels lorry. Anyone available is asked to meet at Alcorn’s Garden Centre at 11am. Also needed are adults and children in club colours to join us in the parade. Meet at the Gaels lorry on Pearse Rd @ 2.30pm. Parade starts at 3pm. Club Members are requested to contact our Club Secretary for more information if they wish to obtain a Club Donegal Membership Card which covers Free Admission to all Adult Club Matches in the County for the 2015 Season and also included an item of Donegal merchandise.Our girls will resume training at the Aura on Friday evenings from 7.30-8.30pm. This training is suited for girls from U-12 to U-16. Cost €3 per session. New members welcome.The U-10 & U-12 Camogie girls took part in a blitz on Saturday past in the Aura. Other teams talking part were Carndonagh, Burt, St. Eunans, Four Masters & Na Magha. Well done to all our girls for taking part and special mention to the U-10 girls who came home undefeated. Please check club website and Gaels Camogie Facebook for Pairc na nGael training schedule commencing shortly.The Club are running Circuit training for girls & lady’s from 12 years and older in Woodland School Hall every Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Price €2 per person. All welcome.Letterkenny Gaels has welcomed the announcement that Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure will continue the sponsorship support of Team Jerseys for 2015 previously provided by Donegal Sports.Michael Murphy Sports are currently stocking a range of Gaels Club merchandise including jerseys, training tops, hats & scarfs so go along and get all your Club gear in readiness for the playing season.”Underage football coaching continues for U-6 (6-6.45pm) & U-8 (6.45-7.30pm) in the hall at Woodlands School & U-10 & U-12 is in the Aura from 7.30-8.30pm. New members welcome. Indoor Camogie training continues at the Aura on Mondays from 7-8pm for 5th & 6th Class & Secondary school girls while Wednesdays from 6-7pm at the LYIT is for 4th class & younger. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.Hurling training for U-6 to U-12 continues every Thursday from 6.30-7.30pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS DRAWN TO FACE CONVOY IN U21 CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: March 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more

McGUINNESS STILL UNDECIDED AS HE OUTLINES HIS CHAMPIONSHIP CONCERNS

first_imgJim McGuinness has outlined the conditions which he needs in place if he is to continue as Donegal GAA manager.Jim McGuinness is concerned about the fall-out between senior players during the club championship.The Glenties man met with three members of the officer board last Saturday who in turn put forward his case when the Donegal County Board met last night.Top of the list is the issue over the hosting of championship games in the run up to the All-Ireland senior championships. The board took on McGuinness’ concerns which they have agreed to discuss in much more detail.A statement from the board issued this morning said “It was the unanimous view of Coiste Bainistiochta CLG Dhun na nGall at their meeting on Monday August 26th that Jim McGuinness would remain as senior football team manager for 2014.
Further discussions will take place in due course.”McGuinness was not at the meeting as he was in Glasgow with Celtic where he works from Monday through until Thursday.However a source revealed that the board understands Jim’s concerns – especially around the issue of senior players “Jim’s main concern is the holding of the club championship in the run-up to the All-Ireland championship.“You have a situation now where senior players are competing against eachother during club games and they are full-blooded affairs.“It is difficult to ask players then to be best friends and sit beside eachother the following Tuesday at senior county training.“Other counties cannot understand why we are playing senior championship with so many senior players involved in the run-up to the All-Ireland,” said the source.The case of both Karl Lacey and Neil Gallagher, who both picked up injuries in club games, were cited by the source. But the source added “We have to get the clubs to buy into the system. Perhaps we can play a couple of rounds and then park the championship until such time as the county exits the All-Ireland.“That is an option but we will have to examine the overall situation.”Although McGuinness has yet to commit himself to the final year of his four year contract, it is understood that if he receives the assurances he is seeking he will commit.There is no deadline for him to commit. He did meet with his panel last Saturday morning where he received their unanimous backing if he decides to stay on for the final year of his contract.“The ball is in Jim’s court. He has received the full backing of the county board and it is his decision.“Thankfully there is no pressure on him to make a decision quickly. We still have a lot to discuss but the clubs must also be part of this process,” said the source.McGUINNESS STILL UNDECIDED AS HE OUTLINES HIS CHAMPIONSHIP CONCERNS was last modified: August 28th, 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 boardJim McGuinnessManagerlast_img read more