New allegations of doping cover-ups in Kenya

first_imgNAIROBI, Kenya (AP): Kenyan athletics faced more allegations yesterday as a coach claimed three marathon runners paid bribes to the national track federation in exchange for lenient doping bans. Paul Simbolei told The Associated Press he had informed police about the bribes and that he has been receiving threats since going to authorities with the allegations. In a separate case, the IAAF said it was investigating allegations that a Kenyan athletics official, who sits on the governing body’s decision-making council, embezzled sponsorship money. Both cases add to the scrutiny on athletics in Kenya, a country that was already facing doping allegations similar to those directed at Russia, which was banned from international track and field competitions over what a report claimed was systematic state-sponsored doping. Simbolei, a coach in the famous high-altitude training town of Iten, declined to name the runners involved but will meet police for a formal interview. Since he first made the allegations, he had avoided answering some phone calls out of fear, he said. His comments followed a report published by British newspaper The Sunday Times, in which Simbolei said he had been told by police that his life could be in danger after he made allegations of a larger doping cover-up in Kenya in a previous interview with German broadcaster ARD. Simbolei claimed Kenyan track officials ask for a share in race winnings, “or else they will expose you for cheating.” One police officer warned him “to be careful with this information,” said Simbolei. “Another officer told me that the matter was extremely serious and could cost people their jobs. He also said it could cost me my life to make such claims. I insisted that it was all the truth.” The report did not name any athletes or officials. DAVID OKEYO CASE The IAAF case centred on council member David Okeyo, one of three track officials under investigation in Kenya for embezzling around $700,000, some of it sponsorship money from Nike, from the Kenyan athletics federation’s accounts. Most of the money was withdrawn in cash, according to the allegations. “The IAAF was not aware of the investigation into Mr Okeyo in Kenya and the information has immediately been passed on to the independent IAAF Ethics Commission,” a spokesman for the IAAF said in an email to The Associated Press. Okeyo, who is also a vice-president of Athletics Kenya (AK), was accused alongside AK President Isaiah Kiplagat, and Joseph Kinyua, the former federation treasurer. Kiplagat is a former IAAF council member and was a candidate for an IAAF vice-president position in elections earlier this year. Kenyan prosecutors are considering whether to lay criminal charges against the three, Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko said. The investigations relating to Okeyo and Kiplagat – some of which date back years – bring more allegations of wrongdoing into the heart of the world body following revelations that ex-IAAF President Lamine Diack is under criminal investigation in France for taking bribes to cover up Russian doping.last_img read more

Norway-Liberia’s Laudable Contribution to Curbing Climate Change

first_imgThe current United Nations Summit on Climate Change, which opened in New York this week, is already the most successful climate meeting ever held.In several such past meetings,  the most industrialized countries and biggest carbon emitters, notably the United States, China and others, have not only been in denial about the looming catastrophe that increasing carbon emissions are bringing upon the world.  These nations have historically also refused to go along with any proposals that would reverse the rapid global warming advance because they claim it hurts their economies.  The industrial giants in these countries have also fully backed their governments, frustrating every  attempt to reverse global warming, which threatens to have a horrific effect on life as we know it on planet Earth.But U.S. President Barrack Obama set the positive and decisive tone at this year’s Summit.  In his speech Tuesday, he told the Summit, “We cannot condemn our children, and their children, to a future that is beyond their capacity to repair.”He then made this confession,  which none of his predecessors had ever made: “So today, I’m here personally, as the leader of the world’s largest economy and its second largest emitter, to say that we have begun to do something about it.He outlined a number of successful measures the US has taken :* harnessed three times as much electricity from the wind and 10 times as much from the sun as we did when I came into office.* Within a decade, our cars will go twice as far on a gallon of gas, and already, every major automaker offers electric vehicles.* We’ve made unprecedented investments to cut energy waste in our homes, buildings and appliances, all of which will save consumers billions of dollars.* We are helping communities build climate-resilient infrastructure.* Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced, more than any other nation,  our total carbon pollution .  But we have to do more.  Last year, I issued America’s first Climate Action Plan to double down on our efforts.  Under that plan, my administration is working with states and utilities to set first-ever standards to cut the amount of carbon pollution our power plants can dump into the air, making this the single most significant step USA has ever taken to reduce our carbon emissions.* New actions in renewable energy and energy efficiency will save consumers more than $10 billion on their energy bills and cut carbon pollution by nearly 300 million metric tons through 2030.  That’s the equivalent of taking more than 60 million cars off the road for one year.* Got private sector leaders who’ve agreed to slash, by 80 percent by 2050, consumption of dangerous greenhouse gases known as HFCs.* More than 100 nations have agreed to launch talks to phase down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol — the same agreement the world used successfully to phase out ozone-depleting chemicals.* President Xi of China and I have worked on this together.  Just a few minutes ago, I met with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, and reiterated my belief that as the two largest economies and emitters in the world, we have a special responsibility to lead.  That’s what big nations have to do.”Big nations have a particular responsibility, yes.But so do small nations like Liberia .  And that is what we, with the generous assistance of Norway, also did this week, in New York.  The Norwegians have provided US$150 million to help save Liberia from deforestation.  This money is being given us to halt the logging industry and still make money by retaining our forests.What will happen to forestry workers? We suggest that GOL uses some of that money to invest in agriculture–tree crops (citrus, coffee, cocoa, almond, cashew nuts, plums and rubber);  as well as pineapples, vegetables–greens, pepper, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.Our farmers should also invest in cassava and other tubers, rice and livestock–cattle, pigs, poultry and eggs.This is a very serious mission that will ensure an alternative the extractive industry.  Instead of cutting down our trees, we must start growing food, making use of the fertile land and great rainfall God has given us.Our first step is to retrain our forestry workers and turn them into agricultural producers.  Then we must find them the land, seeds, scions, irrigation systems and farm implements–not just the cutlass and hoe–but tractors and other modern tools that will make them successful.These initiatives will definitely contribute to the reduction in carbon emissions, arrest the advance of climate change and restore with full force, life on planet Earth and the livelihood of its inhabitants.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FAMILY FEAR MISSING PET WAS STOLEN IN STRANORLAR AREA

first_imgMiloThe owners of Milo, a five year old Husky/German Shepherd cross, have launched an appeal after he went missing in the Stranorlar area.He was last spotted on Sunday the 19th of June near the Finn Valley center.Mary Kate Jennings explained to Donegal Daily that Milo’s disappearance is suspicious as he was seen by three people and then all of a sudden there was no trace of him. Three days ago a crime alert was published in which we reported on two men who attempted to steal two dogs from a family’s garden in the Cavanacaw area. The two men fled the scene in a white estate car with Derry registration plates.Megan Kate is devastated by Milo’s disappearance and would like anyone that has any information on Milo’s whereabouts to contact her on 087 3656369.FAMILY FEAR MISSING PET WAS STOLEN IN STRANORLAR AREA was last modified: July 5th, 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:BallybofeyMISSING DOGstolen dogStranorlarlast_img read more

HARPS PART COMPANY WITH ASSISTANT MANAGER AND HEAD OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

first_imgFinn Harps FC has announced that Paddy Foy has left his position as Assistant Manager and Head of Youth Development with immediate effect.Paddy managed the u-20 team, the Foyle Cup squad and the ‘A’ side during his time at Finn Park recruiting and developing a number of players who progressed to the Senior Squad.Due to work and other commitments he has left the post and will be taking a break from football Today Paddy said: “The brief for Youth Development for Finn Harps is a large remit covering a number of areas including Recruiting, Coaching and Managing Players.“There is also a large emphasis on fitness and conditioning and I have found it’s important to consistently stress to younger players that the step up to senior football is a huge commitment.“All of the above means the role as Head of Finn Harps Youth Development takes a huge amount of time and at the moment due to work and other reasons, I feel I cannot give the Job the dedication I feel is required,” he said.“I am going to take a break from the game but at some stage in the future I intend to return to coaching in Senior Football and hopefully that will be with Finn Harps. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Finn Harps and I would like to thank the Players, the Board and everyone at Finn Park for their support during my tenure,” he added.ACHIEVEMENTSJames Rodgers, Youth Development Officer at Finn Harps wanted to recognise Paddy’s achievements at the Club.“Paddy’s remit as Head Coach of Youth Development was to identify, recruit and develop Players who had the potential to become part of the senior squad. We have been delighted with the number of players who have progressed to the first team under Paddy’s guidance.“Winning the Foyle Cup last summer was a terrific boost for both Finn Harps and underage Football in Donegal. I am disappointed we are losing Paddy but on behalf of the Club I would like to thank him for the huge commitment he gave the role and wish him the best of luck in the future.” Finn Harps will begin a recruitment process immediately and hope to speak to suitable candidates in the coming days.EndsHARPS PART COMPANY WITH ASSISTANT MANAGER AND HEAD OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT was last modified: June 30th, 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:finn harpsPaddy Foylast_img read more

INISHOWEN LEAGUE – ALL THE GOALS, GAMES AND REPORTS

first_imgINISHOWEN LEAGUE www.inishowenfl.ieDonegal Signs Reserve League Shield Semi Finals Reports 24/02/2013 QPS Res 0-2 Aileach ResAfter an even opening the visitors broke the deadlock on 7 minutes when Gavin Gallagher in the home goal parried a Stephen O Donnell corner allowing James Wallace to bundle the ball home from close range.The point responded positively and dominated the next period of the game.A quick free by Paul Hegarty released Aiden Lynch who played a one two with Dean Hegarty but fired wide.Stephen King then rose unchallenged at the back post to head a John McCloskey cross wide before McCloskey headed Paul Hegarty’s corner just over the top.Aileach replied on 21 minutes with O’Donnell’s free kick well held by Gallagher in the home goal.Midway through the half King advanced on the right and saw his super cross taken off the head of McCloskey by the alert McGeady.Aileach responded with another free from O’ Donnell saved by Gallagher.The point ended the half strongly with Paul Hegarty’s driven free kick well saved low to his right by McGeady before the keeper advanced to smother at the feet of Lynch as he raced onto a Dean Hegarty through ball.The point opened strongly with Lynch seeing his effort smothered by McGeady before Stephen Grant dispossessed a defender and raced into the area but saw his effort held by McGeady.On 63 minutes Sean McIvor’s looping effort was clawed away by McGeady before Lynch fired over from a good position. The home side then had a gilt edged chance after Paul Hegarty’s free was flicked on by McIvor to Dean Hegarty but he fired wide from eight yards.They continued to press and on 72 minutes McCloskeys cross found Paul Hegarty who headed agonisingly wide from ten yards.Paul Hegarty then rattled the crossbar with a fine thirty yards effort before in a quick break Liam Burke broke clear but saw his effort saved at the expense of a corner by Gallagher.The point threw caution to the wind and when Paul Hegarty picked out McIvor with a fine crossfield ball his cross was met by Lynch whose powerful header also crashed back off the bar.In the last minute a quick clearance by McGeady sent Ciaran Criag clear and he converted the rebound after his initial effort was parried by Gallagher to put a gloss on the scoreline that did not reflect the pattern of the game.Rasheney Res 1-5 Glengad Res Glengad got off to a dream start when they opened the scoring on 5 minutes when a long ball fro Conor Farren was not cleared by the home defence and ran all the way past Sean Friel in the home goal.Rasheney hit back on 14 minutes when John Doherty fed Brian Doherty but after his effort was blocked by Stephen McLaughlin in the visitors defence the rebound fell to Kevin Noone who fired wide.Glengad increased their lead on 21 minutes after Christopher McLaughlin collected a crossfield pass and hammered a powerful half volley from twenty five yards past Friel.Niall McLaughlin then had a shot blocked by Rasheney’s Sean Doherty before play switched to the other end where Gary Doherty had a long range effort saved by Michael McLaughlin. Glengad made it three nil on 36 minutes when top scorer Gary Kelly pounced on a defensive error to drill the ball home from ten yards.They as good as sealed the tie before the break when a deep cross from Farren found Christopher McLaughlin who slotted home at the back post. Glengad almost increased their lead on the restart but Friel in the home goal made a superb save to deny Kelly.Rasheney upped the tempo and pressed the visitors back for a period with John Doherty’s mazy run ending with an attempted lob which landed on top of the net.They got a goal back on 79 minutes when Ryan Doherty’s well flighted corner eluded all and landed in the net.But Glengad hit back and when Kelly rounded keeper Friel he was upended but Stephen McLaughlin’s spot kick was brilliantly saved by Friel diving to his right. In the last minute Rasheney forced a corner and with all players forward Glengad cleared the ball to Niall McLaughlin who walked the ball half the length of the pitch before sliding to the unguarded net to set up a final appearance in a few weeks time with Aileach Res.Ulster Junior Cup Reports 24/02/2013Monaghan Town 1-2 Moville CelticMoville advanced to the semi final with an excellent win over a Monaghan Town side who had defeated Aileach in the previous round.Moville had a great chance in the opening minute when Shane Canning’s through ball found Nigel McMonagle on the run but his effort was blocked by the legs of Ballantine in the home goal. Monaghan replied with Sean McCruddens twenty five yards free well held under pressure by Sean McGuinness.The home side missed a sitter then when Paul Smith collected a poor clearance but totally miskicked when well placed.Moville hit back then with Tony Boyce and Shaun Doherty combining but the formers cross found McMonagle who was muscled out of possession.Moville opened the scoring on 26 minutes when McMonagle collected a superb cross field pass from Doherty and played a neat one two with Joe Doherty before seeing his effort deflected past Ballantine. Graeme Doherty then released Joe Doherty but with time and space he miscontrolled and the chance was lost.Monaghan went close just before the break after Tony Toal crossed to McRudden but he blazed wide when in a good position.On the restart the home side threatened first when poor defending allowed Conor Callen a sight of goal but McGuinness saved well.Moville lifted the pace and doubled their lead when McMonagle controlled the ball and beat two defenders before lifting his shot over Ballantine and Raymond Campbell followed up to make sure.McMonagle then fired two good chances off target on 69 and 75 minutes when well placed.A minute later the home side reduced the deficit when after Moville failed to clear a corner substitute Shane Hannon volleyed superbly to the net from eight yards.Monaghan pressed hard and had one really good chance when Callen crossed to Paul Smith but he volleyed over.Carn FC 3-0 Curragh Athletic The home side dominated the early exchanges with Michael Byrne firing a free kick narrowly wide before Declan McGonagle was unlucky to see a header crash off the bar.They broke the deadlock on 18 minutes after a Matthew Byrne free found Gerard McEleney who powered a header to the top corner from twelve yards past Roy Duffy.Midway through the half Michael Byrne saw another free well saved by Duffy.Curragh pressed then before the interval when a Paddy Collins cross was headed out to Marcus Oliver but from twenty five yards he fired over. Collins then won possession and fed Oliver but from inside the area he drilled his effort wide.carn increased their advantage within minutes of the restart when Michael Byrne released Daniel Mclaughlin and he ran into the area to round Duffy and slot home.Curragh then spurned a golden chance to get back into the game after a Ryan Carlin cross found the unmarked Colin McGinn who headed wide.Carn upped the tempo then with Michael Byrne firing a free kick just over before the same player got on the end of a Brenan Tabb scissors kick to head home from ten yards.In the final minute they could have added another when McGonagle broke and crossed for Tabb but he headed over when well placed.Jackie Crossan Premier Division Reports 24/02/2013Culdaff FC 2-3 Glengad UnitedIf Glengad go on to win their first league title they will look back on this game as the game they got out of jail as with the game heading for a two all draw they were awarded a hotly contested penalty in injury time. Glengad started the game on top and were awarded a penalty after only five minutes when Patrick McDermott was upended in the area.McDermott picked himself up but his kick lacked conviction and Darragh Mclaughlin made a fine save low to his right.They did take the lead on 9 minutes when good approach play saw Stephen Mclaughlin advance along the end line and roll the ball across goal for John McDaid to slot home.Mcdaid then found space and unleashed a twenty five yards effort which McLaughlin turned around the post at full stretch.Culdaff came into the game then with a powerful Brendan Mclaughlin volley from twenty five yards turned round the post at full stretch by Martin McLaughlin.Minutes later they levelled when Culdaffs Mclaughlin fired s superb free over the wall and into the bottom right hand corner.But Glengad restored their lead on 22 minutes after Terence Doherty fed Stephen McLaughlin whose deep cross was headed back across keeper Mclaughlin by John G McLaughlin.Again Culdaff responded with good control by Eugene McLaughlin seeing him turn and shoot but McLaughlin saved well.The home side got back on terms on 31 minutes when Conor O Brien collected a loose ball and unleashed a powerful twenty five yards effort which squeezed under keeper McLaughlin and over the line.John McDaid then for the visitors had a shot well held by Mclaughlin before at the other end O Brien and Brendan Mclaughlin combined for the latters effort to be blocked by Shane Doherty.On 37 minutes Glengad almost regained the lead when another deep cross from the right by John G McDermott found JG McLaughlin and his effort deflected off the head of a defender and onto the post.Charlie Byrne then found spce and unleashed a twenty yards shot which whistled just over the angle of post and bar.On the stroke of half time the home side went close after O’Brien lifted the ball over a defender and raced into the left hand side of the area before seeing his shot drift just past the far post.The second period was a much tighter affair with the home side going close when Patrick McGrenaghan’s cross shot was tipped over by Mclaughlin.At the other end Glengad spurned a good chance when McDermott’s deep free from the right found the inrushing JG McLaughlin who somehow headed wide.Culdaff responded and on 66 minutes JJ Doherty broke on the right and his superb cross was punched clear by keeper Mclaughlin as Niall Gordon lurked with menace. In the last five minutes Culdaff retreated deeper and deeper with Glengad peppering the box with balls from all angles but Dermot Diver and Brian McGonigle mopped everything up. Then in injury time Stephen Mclaughlin was adjudged to have been hauled down and despite lengthy protests Patrick McDermott kept his nerve to drill home the spot kick.Culdaff had time to force a corner and JJ Doherty at full stretch headed over to bring the curtain down on a well contested local derby.Strand Hotel First Division Reports 24/02/2013Carrowmena FC 2-1 Gleneely ColtsIn the 10th minute Kevin McDermott fed JP McDermott and his looping effort was well gathered by Jason McElhinney. Minutes later Eamon Doherty found Finbar McCallion on the right and he released Gerard Gill to cut in and curl a shot which just eluded the inrushing Doherty and sailed wide.Gleneely replied on 28 minutes when Danny Mclaughlin fed JP Lafferty who in turn released Drew Crumlish but he fired over from the edge of the area. The home side spurned a great chance when the unmarked Conor O Doherty headed into the arms of McElhinney with the goal gaping. Gleneely started the second period well and on 56 minutes Eddie McNamee fed Ronan Kearney who turned a defender and released Lafferty on the left and he crossed for Crumlish who saw his effort crash off the bar.From the long kick out Gerard Gill latched onto the ball and lobbed the advancing McElhinney from twenty five yards.The colts upped the tempo and equalised when Crumlish headed on for Lafferty who fired over Michael Noone to the roof of the net from the edge of the area.The colts spurned another good chance on 79 minutes after McLaughlin ‘s ball over the top found Lafferty whose effort was brilliantly parried by Noone. Carrowmena replied with Gill beating the offside trap and seeing his well hit shot saved by McElhinney before substitutes Mark McGonigle and Samuel Bredin combined with McGonigle’s deep cross slotted home at the back post by Bredin.Moville Celtic Res 1-2 Dunree UnitedThis was a crucial win for the visitors and they achieved it the hard way coming from a goal down.The home side had a clear chance on 8 minutes when Christy McGeoghaghan fed Ryan Killen who delayed allowing keeper David Eccles to smother.They took the lead on 22 minutes after a superb through ball from James Gillen sent Sean Downey clear and he lifted the ball over the advancing Eccles to score.They continued to press and Gillen then fed Conor Lafferty inside the area but he dragged his effort wide of the post.Dunree came ore into the game then and got back on terms on 40 minutes when an inswinging Philip McGuinness corner was headed home at the near post by James Doherty.On the stroke of half time a corner from the opposite side also inswinging found the unmarked Neil J McCarron to herad home at the back post.Moville started the second half well exerting pressure without creating any clear chance.Dunree were also very dangerous on the break and on 58 minutes McGuinness saw his superb strike from thrity yards tipped over by Shane Skelly.The home side upped the tempo in the final quarter and Lafferty was unlucky to see his effort from distance crash off the bar with Eccles beaten.On the stroke of full time they forced a corner and Darryl Doherty poked the ball wide following a scramble.Greencastle FC 1-3 QPSThe visitors got a dream start when after a corner the ball broke to Adam Harkin to drill low past Seamus Bovaird from close range with the home defence appealing for handball.Greencastle replied and Jack Keys saw his free kick blocked by Stephen McCarron.Midway through the half McCarron then pounced on a defensive error to cross for Raymond Buchanan to drill the ball home and double their lead.The home side again tried to respond and when James Henry released Brian Kone his effort was deflected behind.The point increased their lead to three then before the interval when an Oisin McCool cross from the left was misjudged by Bovaird allowing McCarron to slot home .In a brisk opening to the second half Michael Barr headed a Conor Barrow corner over the top while at the other end Charlie Gill made a timely intervention to deny McCarron.The points Buchanan then fed McCool but he fired wide before Greencastle reduced the deficit on 66 minutes when Henry fed Barrow who turned and curled a superb left footed effort to the top corner.The point responded then with Buchanan seeing his half volley dip over while Buchanan was denied by an excellent save from Bovaird.Substitute Tony McClenaghan then broke onm the right for the home side and fed the ball inside to Sean McQuillan but he failed to hit the target from the edge of the area. In the final action Odhran McColgan for the point broke clear of the home defence but saw his shot well saved.Buncrana Hearts Res 2-1 Rasheney FCNot for the first time this season Buncrana have thrown a spanner in the works of one of the promotion teams.Rasheney started the game well with John McLaughlin seeing an early shot well saved by Eoin O Doherty in the home goal. Buncrana replied with Declan Fullerton seeing a shot blocked by the defensive wall before a Gerard Boyle shot cannoned off Conor Burke to Fullerton who blazed over.Fullerton and Boyle then combined but the latter failed to hit the target before on the stroke of half time a scramble in the Buncrana penalty area saw Declan O Donnell clear off the line.Buncrana made a dream start to the second period when in the opening minute Peter Gallagher crossed from the left for the unmarked Boyle to slot past Noone.Rasheny upped the tempo and restored parity on 62 minutes when Denis Hegarty headed home from a corner.They spurned a great chance then after Christy Ivers broke clear but blazed over the bar.Buncrana made them pay for this missed opportunity when Johnny Eccles crossed for the ageless Alan Friel to slot home from close range.Rasheny pressed hard for the closing minutes but could not salvage a point.Inishowen Engineering Reserve First Division Reports 24/02/2013Greencastle Res 0-3 Cockhill ColtsAfter an even opening period in good conditions the home sides Ronan Doherty ran onto a Cathal Kelly pass before rounding a defender and seeing his effort saved by Liam Lynch.Cockhill responded minutes later and broke the deadlock when after a corner the ball broke to Gary Breslin who looped an overhead kick just under the bar past Seamus Bovaird from fourteen yards.Greencastl replied midway through the half when Ronan Doherty beat two defenders on the right and crossed for the inrushing Kevin McLaughlin to fire just over from the edge of the area.The visiots then made it two nil before the interval when Bernard Gubbins advanced on the left and crossed for Breslin to nip in and flick the ball home from close range.The home side had the opening chance of the second period after Doherty’s corner was headed goalward by Ciaran Moore but Lynch gathered well.At the other end Kevin McDaid’s twenty five yards effort was well saved by Bovaird.On the hour mark the colts sealed the points when Breslin completed his hat trick after Liam Kelly had headed a corner off the line to Breslin who fired another overhead kick to the roof of the net.Greencastle did not lie down and LiamKelly fed brother Cathal to turn and shoot just wide before substitute Jamie McCormick released Doherty to cross for Cathal Kelly but his effort was saved by Lynch.On the break Cockhill almost added another when a Marty McDermott effort crashed back off the post to Breslin who somehow fired wide. In the latter stages McCormick, Noore and Cathal Kelly all had long range efforts which failed to trouble Lynch.Rasheney ROVERS 3-2 Redcastle ResIn one of the shocks of the season Rasheneys third team threw their reserves a lifeline with this first defeat of the season on Redcastle. They took the lead in the 8th minute when an Anthony McEleney corner was headed home at the back post by Fergal Doherty.There was little in it then until the 34th minute when another corner from McEleney found Mark Gilmore and he headed home from close range.Redcastle upped the tempo and reduced the deficit before the break when Greg Breslin advanced and superbly lobbed home keeper Declan Grant from twenty five yards. Redcastle started the second period in the ascendancy and their pressure told on 64 minutes when they equalised with Aiden Cunningham converting low to the corner from fourteen yards after the home defence failed to clear.Play swung from end to end with chances for both.For the home side Eoin Sweeney fired over while Ryan Doherty shot wide after both being in good positions. At the other end both Breslin and Cunningham had efforts saved by Grant.With the game heading for a draw Sweeney was upended in the area and Fergal Doherty calmly converted the penalty to clinch the points.Moville Youths 8-3 Illies ResIllies had a great chance in the opening minutes after Charlie McLaughlin burst through the home defence but fired wide with only Lee McElroy in the home goal to beat.Moville replied and took the lead on 5 minutes after Oran McDermott fed namesake Kevin and he lobbed Graham Doherty from the edge of the area.When the Illies defence failed to clear a corner Colin Doherty poked home from close range before the same player beat two men before shooting high past Doherty to make it three nil.Illies replied and Liam Doherty had a half chance but failed to hit the target when well placed.When Derek McGeoghaghn was upended in the area Oran McDermott calmly slotted the spot kick to the bottom corner to make it four nil before Colin Doherty completed his hat trick when Kevin McDermott unselfishly squared the ball across for a tap in.The home side made it six nil before the break after Danny Harkin sped past two defenders and played a neat one two with Kevin McDermott to fire home from close range.They increased their lead after the break when McGeoghaghan beat two defenders on the edge of the area before slotting low past Doherty.Illies rallied and got a goal back when Gerard McDaid advanced from midfield to unleash a powerful effort to the top corner.But Moville showed no mercy and scored their eighth when Kevin McDermott converted a penalty awarded after Colin Doherty had been upended.A poor clearance by the home defence allowed Liam Doherty to score with a looping effort over McElroy before in the closing minutes the same player pounced on a loose ball to drive home from ten yards and complete the scoring.* All reports courtesy of the Inishowen League.INISHOWEN LEAGUE – ALL THE GOALS, GAMES AND REPORTS was last modified: February 25th, 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:Inishowen LeaguereportsResultslast_img read more

Dem club to meet

first_imgEditor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Carlos Illingworth of Montebello has long been interested in politics. Illingworth was student body president at Cal State Los Angeles, did an internship with the Los Angeles County Democratic Party and now is a field deputy for Assemblyman Ron Calderon, D-Montebello. So, it was only natural that Illingworth help form the new Montebello Democratic Club with a group of his friends. Valencia is secretary on the UTLA board. She also received $1,000 from the California Teachers Association. TWAIN PARTY: Rep. Linda Sanchez will speak at the Mark Twain Democratic Club’s annual party from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mimi’s Cafe, 15436 Whittier Blvd., Whittier. The club will be collecting unwrapped toys to donate to the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter of Whittier. For more information, call Ruben Espejel, (562)484-0206. ELECTION REPORT: Steve Kinney of Public Opinion Strategies will provide an in-depth analysis of the Nov. 8 special election at the 7:30 a.m. Friday meeting of the Whittier-San Gabriel Valley chapter of the Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs. The event will be held at the Pacific Palms Conference Center, One Industry Hills Parkway, Industry. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations, write LACLC, 6055 E. Washington Blvd., Suite 228, Commerce, or call Peter Bylsma, (323) 215-4500 or e-mail bylsma@lagop.org. INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE: Rep. Gary Miller, R-Brea, is accepting internship applications from college students and recent college graduates to work in his Brea and Washington, D.C., offices from January to June 30. Responsibilities would include providing phone support, assisting district residents, processing mail, conducting research and working with the staff on special projects. For more information and how to apply, visit www.house.gov/garymiller/internships.html. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax to (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022; or e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The new club already has 15 members and will hold their first meeting today at 1 p.m. at the Montebello-Commerce YMCA, 2000 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello, where its officers also will be installed. “We’re going to be promoting the principles of the Democratic Party – safe schools, more jobs, clean environment and a safety net for seniors,” he said. The club is expected to meet on the last Saturday of each month. A location still has to be set. LOS ANGELES INTRUDERS?: The United Teachers of Los Angeles was the biggest campaign contributor in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District school board race. The union that represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District gave Ana Valencia, who was re-elected to the board $12,000. last_img read more

Di Matteo may snub Chelsea and is interested in Aston Villa job – report

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo is interested in taking over at Aston Villa – and will quit Chelsea if he is only offered a one-year deal as manager at Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun.Villa are looking for a manager after recently sacking Alex McLeish, and former West Brom boss Di Matteo still owns a house in the Midlands.It is claimed he is troubled by suggestions he may be asked to take on the Blues job for next season to see how he fares– and would refuse such an offer.Apparently interested in the Aston Villa hotseat.There has been speculation that owner Roman Abramovich is looking to make a short-term appointment until he can persuade Pep Guardiola to take charge.It was recently reported that former England boss Fabio Capello would be prepared to take over on the understanding that Guardiola may succeed him in the next year or two.The Daily Mail say Chelsea are to offer new contracts to Frank Lampard, Michael Essien and Florent Malouda, and are looking to replace Didier Drogba with another Ivorian – CSKA Moscow striker Seydou Doumbia.The Mail also report that Chelsea defender David Luiz is hoping to play for Brazil at this summer’s Olympics.And the Daily Star claim Arsenal are now in the race to sign Lille’s Belgian starlet Eden Hazard, who is said to be close to a move to Chelsea.Meanwhile, Joey Barton’s 12-match ban has inevitably led to fresh speculation about his future.The Daily Mirror say he is facing the sack by QPR and is considering appealing against the FA’s punishment.The Daily Star also suggest Barton will lodge an appeal which, if unsuccessful, could result in the player’s ban being extended to 14 matches.Wednesday’s QPR quiz: Bad boy BartonDoes Barton deserve to be sacked by QPR? Click here to voteWednesday’s Chelsea quiz: Farewell Didier Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

President Zuma to address National Day of Prayer

first_imgPresident Jacob Zuma will on Sunday, 22 May 2016, officiate at the National Day of Prayer at Absa Stadium in DurbanThe prayers will be for, amongst other things, successful and peaceful 2016 Local Government Elections as well as for the further consolidation of democracy.On the day of the prayer service, leaders of religious and civil society formations will join government in praying also for national unity, social cohesion as well as for rain and the promotion of water conservation under the persistent drought conditions.The event will further observe Africa Month which was launched on 03 May 2016 at the Cradle of the Humankind in Mogale City by the Department of Arts and Culture. From last year, government decided to organise activities in May to mark Africa Month, to promote unity, cohesion and prosperity in the African continent.The 2016 celebrations will be held under the theme; “Building a Better Africa and a Better World” and the sub-theme: “There shall be Peace and Friendship”.The Africa Month activities, which will be implemented by various government departments and provinces, will showcase and promote African renewal and renaissance, arts and culture, economic development in the continent as well as African sports and recreation.This year’s celebrations will also reflect on tragic events of last year in parts of Durban and Johannesburg where some foreign nationals, especially those from the African continent, were tragically attacked.The prayer service will further promote unity and peaceful co-existence and encourage communities to continue fighting xenophobia, racism and any form of intolerance.Members of the media are invited to cover the event as follows:Date: Sunday, 22 May 2016Time: 09h00Venue: ABSA Stadium (Kings Park), DurbanWe wish to request media covering the event to please send their details to Professor Ndawonde on proffesor@presidency.gov.za or proff.sbhene@gmail.com or 079 891 2782.Enquiries: Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9373 or bongani@presidency.gov.zaIssued by: The PresidencyPretoriaWebsite: www.thepresidency.gov.zalast_img read more

What to Ask When Picking A Production Music Service

first_imgDiscover what you need to know when deciding on a royalty-free music service for your projects!Production music services provide valuable services to those in need of quality, royalty-free music for use in a video, film, game, or other project. As with any business, however, not all of these companies are created equal. Even good ones can vary significantly in the number and quality of services they provide. So it pays to be cautious when shopping for production music.Here are a few factors to consider when deciding which service to do business with:Is their music of acceptable quality?Many online music libraries have either very low or even non-existent standards when it comes to adding tracks to their offerings. In fact, some simply accept any piece sent to them! To avoid numerous hassles, only deal with a firm that carefully screens its music.Is their music exclusive to them?Nothing screams “amateur!” like a track that has been heard in countless other productions. Yet, that is one of the most common hazards of using so-called “free” libraries. Make certain that the royalty free music company you use controls its distribution to safeguard the unique nature of your project.Are their compositions copyright-free?If they’re not, then using them is the legal equivalent of planting a ticking time bomb in your project. The last thing you need is an angry composer serving you with legal papers because you unknowingly used their copyright-protected piece.Do they use accomplished, professional musicians?Lots of folks out there say they can sing or play a particular instrument. However, as you well know, actual levels of talent and skill vary widely. Make certain that the production music service you partner with uses only quality musicians for their tracks.Do they offer any support?Things to look for include a blog, list of articles, or other resources that you can refer to when you have a technical or production question. After all, no matter how good you are at your job, these days, it’s impossible to know everything about any field. Being able to access a competent knowledge base can make all the difference in the world to how your project turns out.Are they established and accessible?Imagine having a problem or question with a track, trying to contact the production music company you got it from, and finding out that they have mysteriously vanished overnight. That’s trouble you don’t need. Only deal with a service that has a real, physical office and will tell you where they are based.Do they enjoy what they do?Companies staffed by people with a passion for their product invariably give their clients better service than fly-by-night firms that are concerned only with making a quick buck. Make sure the business you choose both knows and loves providing production music services.How large is their current client base?Royalty free music firms that do their job well are rewarded with loyal customers. So, find out about their client base: how large it is, how long they have dealt with the service, and how satisfied they are with it.Here at Premiumbeat, we’re proud to say that we meet all of the above criteria. Check out our site, feel free to ask us any questions you have, and let us know how we can help you find the perfect royalty free track for your next project.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United set for biggest test yet

first_imgJose Mourinho’s unbeaten Manchester United face the biggest test yet of their title credentials when they visit Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday — a fixture that always has a little extra spice.United are second in the Premier League, level on 19 points with neighbours Manchester City, but so far Mourinho’s side have yet to face any of last season’s top five.Six wins from their opening seven games, with 21 goals scored and only two conceded, have raised expectations at Old Trafford, but the coming weeks should give a stronger indication of just how ready United are for a real push for the title.Ready for the return of the #PL?Here are your Matchweek 8?? essentials to get you prepared ?? pic.twitter.com/Jy26NcSW4T- Premier League (@premierleague) October 11, 2017Spurs visit Old Trafford on Oct. 28 and then a week later United travel to Stamford Bridge to take on defending champions Chelsea, Mourinho’s former club.The North West derby has always had an extra edge and even though the lack of local players for both clubs could take away some of the needle from the game, the passion from the stands continues to create a special atmosphere.”Anfield away is the ultimate test, mentally and physically with the intensity,” former United captain Gary Neville told Sky Sports.”There’s obviously less home grown talent but the atmosphere will be brilliant and it is a game which you dare not lose as a player.”Particular focus will be on United’s 75 million pounds ($98 million) Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been in prolific form, scoring in 12 of his last 13 games for club and country.advertisementThe powerful forward joined United from Everton during the close-season and has been an instant success – but there are still some who question whether he can be just as effective against better opponents.While Lukaku – and United – will want to prove that they are the real deal, Liverpool badly need to kick-start their campaign after a shaky beginning.Juergen Klopp’s side have taken just five points from their last four games, leaving them seven points behind the Manchester clubs.Reuters Photo The exciting attacking talent in the team, despite the loss to injury of Sadio Mane who is out for six weeks with a hamstring injury, should test the United defence that has had a relatively comfortable campaign so far.Former Liverpool striker and manager Kenny Dalglish expects Mourinho to protect his defence with a cautious approach, similar to how they played in last season’s 1-1 draw on Merseyside.”Last year, when United came to Liverpool, Jose Mourinho parked the bus. But it wasn’t just the one bus, I think it was a couple of double deckers he put there,” said Dalglish.”I think United will come and set up quite defensively…”I think Jose will try to make sure the pressure is on Liverpool, but the pressure is on everyone when it comes to a game like that.”last_img read more