Western BureauSt Elizabeth Technical High School central defender Clifton Woodbine had a spectacular game for the defending ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup defending champions, however, his outstanding performance could not deny Lacovia High a fine victory in their Zone E clash yesterday.It took a deflected Devon Mullings’ shot from outside the area in the 90th minute to separate the teams.The win, their first against STETHS since 2008, was masterminded by their coach Fitzroy Ambersley, who told The Gleaner the victory was needed to shake things in a zone usually dominated by the champions and Munro College, who swamped Black River 6-1.They now join STETHS atop the zone with nine points from four matches, making tomorrow’s big derby between STETHS and Munro a lot more interesting. Munro are third with eight points. They remain the only team in the zone without a defeat.BETTER THAN BEFORE”In preseason, we took the players to Arnett Gardens to get a feel of what champions should look like. They soaked all that in and since then, they have played each game even better than the one before,” Ambersley said.”This win is a fine one. A very good filip for the players; they deserve it and I feel a statement has been made today,” Ambersley explained.Playing at the Lacovia Community Centre field, the hosts looked sharper than the usually confident STETHS team with their midfield breaking up several of STETHS’ forward moves.STETHS were without bustling forward Romeo Wright, but had Javoney Brown leading the attack alongside Demar James, but it was central defender Woodbine who looked the part.His rasping free-kick in the 78th minute struck the crossbar and Brown’s shot from an acute angle hit the upright as STETHS went in search of victory.It was not to be, as Mullings got in a shot that took a wicked deflection to loop over STETHS goalkeeper Kenroy Wallace sparking jubilation among the Lacovia crowd.Three matches will be played today: Black River vs Maggotty; Cross Keys vs Belair, and Bog Walk vs Charlemont.Yesterday’s resultsLacovia 1 STETHS 0Black River 1 Munro 6Maggotty 2 Newell 2Mile Gully 2 BB Coke 0Lennon 2 Edwin Allen 0Thompson Town 0 Clarendon College 1Godfrey Stewart 5 Maud McLoed 1Ocho Rios 2 York Castle 0Titchfield 3 Oracabessa 1Happy Grove 1 Port Antonio 2
MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More than a week removed from its most significant achievement yet, members of the national squad shift their focus on their respective clubs as the Philippines Football League resumes on Wednesday in Laguna and Bacolod City.Defending champion Ceres-Negros opens its title defense against Kaya Iloilo at 7 p.m. at Panaad Stadium, while Stallion Laguna and Global Cebu seek breakthrough victories when they clash at Biñan Football Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 Will great Anthony Joshua get to fight a caveman? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Busmen are boosted by the return of brothers Mike and Manny Ott, Kevin Ingreso and Patrick Reichelt, defenders Carlie De Murga, Jeffrey Christiaens, Sean Kane and Junior Muñoz, who all played key roles in the Azkals’ recent successful qualification bid to the Asian Cup. All eight players were part of the squad that beat Tajikistan, 2-1, with Ingreso scoring the first goal. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown
Dear Editor,I feel compelled to pen this letter, expressing my gratitude to Irfaan Ali for changing my life. I’m a teacher and have been living in Linden for over 25 years. Also, I’m a single parent with two kids.It was sometime in 2012 when I met Mr Ali. He was in Linden at the One-Stop-Shop (OSS) exercise distributing house lots. As a beneficiary, and soon to be homeowner, I was ecstatic. That morning I got up early and went straight down to where the OSS exercise was. To my surprise, the place was already crowded. I went straight to the staff that was distributing numbers, and three hours later, my number was called.Mr Ali was there, surrounded by two of his staff and was personally meeting and chatting with the beneficiaries as they were served. It was great to see people so excited. Never in the history of Linden has there been so many house lots distributed to the public on such a scale. People were literally overjoyed.Finally, it was my turn to draw a lot number from the bag. However, I was suddenly saddened to learn that my number landed me at the back of the scheme. So, like any other concerned citizen, I went straight to the then Minister (Mr Ali). He greeted me with a smile and asked: “Is everything okay?” A sense of relief suddenly entered me. It was as if, for some reason, I was sure he would resolve my problem. And I couldn’t be more correct. Not only was I able to get a better lot, but I was overjoyed to learn that a special programme was in place at the Ministry of Housing for teachers. Long story short, not only was I able to secure a loan at an interest rate below market rate but benefitted from discounts on my building materials and even my furniture. In the end, the total cost of my house came in at 75 per cent below my initial estimation.To this day, I owe my gratitude to Mr Ali for his vision and compassion. I’ve been a proud homeowner for over seven years, thanks to Mr Ali and I’m sure hundreds of families in Linden could attest to similar encounters. In fact, because of Mr Ali, thousands of Lindiners are now better off. I’m disheartened to say, however, that since 2015 the hope of becoming a homeowner came to an abrupt end. But we are optimistic. The upcoming election will present us with an opportunity to right our wrongs. Never again will we be deceived by the “caretakers”. It’s a pity we had to learn the hard way.Regards,Joycelyn Williams
…equipment yet to be delivered 2 years later Guyana is still unable to conduct its own Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing instead of having to send samples overseas despite assurances from Government that this would have come to fruition last year.Years have passed since the Guyana Police Force commissioned its Forensic Laboratory and there have been frequent delays as to when DNA testing would commence.Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Saturday promised that 2019 would be the year when Guyanese could finally benefit from having its own DNA testing services instead of relying on other facilities overseas. However, he could not pinpoint a date, although the country has been waiting on the testing equipment for over two years.“We are having some problems in relation to the equipment. The contract was awarded to an Italian firm. The firm is supposed to be making the arrangements to get it to us. We thought that it should have been here by now. It is not here by now.”He explained that although the equipment has not arrived on the shores of Guyana despite assurances from the Italian contracting company that it would have been up and running since 2018, training for local staff who are to work in the DNA department has already commenced.In 2017, Minister Ramjattan said that the forensic laboratory is currently equipped to conduct testing including those on currencies, forged documents, and ballistics. Under the second component of the of Public Security Ministry’s Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP), there are provisions for improving the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Forensic Laboratory’s effectiveness towards preventing and conducting criminal investigations. This component is being funded at the cost of US$5.5 million through the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).As part of the lab’s qualification and certification process, it has to be fully equipped and the staff have to be qualified to conduct DNA tests which are internationally recognised.DNA is a material that is found in all living organisms, and it has been used to solve murders across many of the world’s countries.In July 2014, Guyana’s first forensic laboratory was officially opened but the lack of DNA testing at that facility continues to provide a challenge to the solving of many high-profile murder cases.
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“They don’t hang silver medals at Melwood (Liverpool’s training ground),” Klopp warned amid the euphoria of making it to Kiev this weekend after an enthralling 7-6 aggregate semi-final win over Roma.“There’s still a job to do but that’s how it is. Going to a final is really nice but winning is even nicer.”Those are words of a man who has been there and suffered before. Each of his five final defeats had their own context, but hurt all the same.“If something is really important for you, you have to be ready for suffering. That is how life is,” Klopp said this week.“If you want guarantees then don’t qualify for a final, stay at home or go on holiday.”Klopp’s unfortunate run began in another Champions League final, five years ago at Wembley, as Dortmund lost out to bitter German rivals Bayern Munich 2-1 courtesy of Arjen Robben’s last minute winner.That run to the final proved to be the beginning of the end for Klopp’s great Dortmund side that had won two Bundesliga titles and thrashed Bayern 5-2 in the 2012 German Cup final – the only final success of his career.A year on from Wembley, they lost to Bayern once more in the German Cup final 2-0 after extra-time in a highly contentious game as Mats Hummels — just one of many of Klopp’s Dortmund stars who would move to Bayern — had a goal wrongly not given before the 90 minutes were up when the ball had crossed the line in the days before goal line technology.– “The legs will be fine” –Klopp’s first European final with Liverpool ended in defeat to Sevilla © AFP / PAUL ELLISKlopp’s final season at the German giants was a difficult one. A seventh-placed finish was far more respectable than seemed likely for most of the campaign as they even sat bottom of the Bundesliga in February, and a season to forget was capped with a 3-1 German Cup final defeat to a Kevin de Bruyne-inspired Wolfsburg.Since joining Liverpool in October 2015, progress in the Premier League has been steady if unspectacular with two fourth-placed finishes after ending his first season in eighth. But it is in Cup competitions that Klopp has made his mark on Liverpool.Defeat on penalties to Manchester City in the 2016 League Cup final was followed by his first truly great Anfield night by coming from 3-1 down to beat Dortmund 4-3 in the Europa League quarter-finals.Villarreal were then swept aside, but despite taking a deserved first-half lead against Sevilla in the final in Basel, Liverpool wilted after the break to lose 3-1.Klopp’s demands on his players to play a high-energy pressing game has previously been blamed for his side’s form failing off towards the end of the season.But with two weeks to prepare between Liverpool’s final Premier League game of the season and Saturday’s final, Klopp insists that won’t be the case this time round.“We were unlucky in the (Europa League) final,” he added. “Second-half, it was legs. This time the legs will be fine.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Five to forget: Jurgen Klopp has lost his last five finals as a coach © AFP / ADRIAN DENNISKIEV, Ukraine, May 25 – “We’ve won it five times,” Liverpool supporters sing to celebrate their five European Cup final victories, but Jurgen Klopp, manager of the English giants, is attempting to end a very different run of results in Saturday’s Champions League final.Klopp has lost his last five finals, three with Borussia Dortmund before moving to Anfield in 2015, and two in his debut season with the Reds.
Aviation officials are considering forcing carriers to shrink their flight schedules or to pay more to fly during peak travel periods, although the traveling public could end up with higher fares as a result. “Ideally, you want a solution that maximizes value for the flying public, not a blunt tool” like a mandate to cut a certain percentage of flights or price jumps that are then passed onto consumers, airline consultant Robert Mann of Port Washington, N.Y., said. On Wednesday the Transportation Department said 25.2 percent of domestic flights arrived late between January and August – easily the industry’s worst performance since comparable data began being collected in 1995. In August, the nation’s 20 largest carriers reported an on-time arrival rate of 71.7 percent, down from 75.8 percent a year ago. Meanwhile, customer complaints nearly doubled to 1,634 in August compared with 864 a year earlier. The industry’s on-time rate was 69.8 percent in July and 68.1 percent in June. The airline industry and the Federal Aviation Administration blame the delays on outdated air- traffic-control technology, bad weather and increasing passenger traffic. Commercial airlines’ use of smaller planes and an increase in general aviation by business travelers also increased air and runway congestion, analysts said. The industry has blamed everyone except themselves for the delays but cannot ignore the recent flurry of government and flier attention, Mann said. The “meteoric rise” of private aircraft used by business travelers should also be a concern, Mann said, because it shows that increased productivity is more important than the extra money spent to avoid the “basic unreliability” and lengthy security procedures associated with commercial aviation. There were 159 flights kept on the tarmac for more than three hours before taking off in August. Of those, three were delayed on the ground for more than five hours: an ExpressJet flight from Portland, Maine, to Newark, N.J.; an American Airlines flight from Chicago to New York’s LaGuardia Airport; and a United Airlines flight from Dulles Airport near Washington to Sacramento. “Endless hours sitting in an airplane on a runway with no communication between a pilot and the airport is just not right,” Bush said last week after meeting with Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and acting FAA chief Bobby Sturgell. Peters asked airlines to form a plan to improve scheduling at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest. Without an industry solution, the department is prepared to issue a scheduling reduction order, she said. The government could also force a so-called congestion pricing model upon the industry, Peters said, but airline executives last week told Congress that raising flying costs during peak periods simply would result in higher fares. The airlines and the FAA are pressing for a new, satellite-based air-traffic-control system that will cost about $15 billion and take nearly 20 years to complete. Airline traffic is projected to double by 2025. The air-traffic controllers union says delays will worsen unless the government hires more members and pays them better. The FAA and the union have been locked in a contract dispute since the agency declared an impasse last year.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DELAYS: Passengers and the government are agitated with an on-time rate of about 71 percent in big U.S. cities in August. By Dan Caterinicchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With one in four domestic flights arriving late this year, the airline industry is hearing from passengers and the government that patience is wearing thin.
Professional Donegal cyclist Philip Deignan can thank his own sport for his wife-to-be being late for their big day! She may be an Olympic cyclist, but Lizzie Armitstead arrived 10 minutes late to her wedding this morning – after her vintage coach got stuck behind a bicycle.The former Olympic silver medallist put her dope test controversy and medal failure in Rio behind her to marry the Letterkenny man in her home town of Otley, West Yorkshire. Lizzie, 27, looked radiant in an elegant ivory wedding gown as she arrived at The Bridge United Reformed Church.The Daily Mail reports that crowds of well wishers gathered in the autumn sunshine outside the Victorian church for the wedding of local Yorkshire lass Lizzie to Philip, 33, who races for Team Sky.Lizzie wore her brunette locks up for her big day, decorated with a vintage-inspired hair piece.She was accompanied up the aisle by her flower girls and bridesmaids, who donned full-length dresses in varying shades of green – perhaps a nod to Philip’s Irish roots. As the couple left the church, crowds outside clapped and cheered as the guests filled the air with confetti.Sportstar Deignan left waiting for his bride – thanks to a cyclist! was last modified: September 19th, 2016 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:CYCLISTdonegalmarriagePhilip Deignan
Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 9th DecemberAGM: Buncrana GAA held its Executive Annual General Meeting on Sunday 25th November 2012, there was a large turnout and thanks to all who attended. The following officers have been chosen for next year: Chairman – Paul McGonigle, Assistant Chairman – Brian Stokes, Secretary – Grainne Soal, Assistant Secretary – Claire McCarron, Treasurer – John Peter Roe, Assistant Treasurer – Shane McDaid, PRO – Oisin Doherty, Assistant PRO – Jennifer McNally. Coaching Officer – Odhran Doherty, Development Officer – Carl Craig. Senior Players Rep – Kevin O’Loughlin & Gavin McConnell.Congratulations: Congratulations to our Paddy McGonigle who has been selected as Donegal Referee of the Year. Congratulations Paddy on a great honour and a first for the Club. Congratulations also to Darrach O’Connor and the Donegal Ulster Vocational Schools squad who claimed the Ulster Championship by overcoming Cavan last week. Senior Football: Our Senior Footballers played their final league match of a long season on Saturday evening, when they welcomed league and championship winners Termon to the Scarvey. Buncrana finished the game as comfortable winners on a scoreline of 0-20 to 0-7. They will now face Carndonagh in the promotion decider, on Sunday afternoon at 1.30pm in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny.Christmas Charity Swim: Buncrana GAA Senior Footballers will be battling the cold on Christmas morning as they are taking part in a charity swim to raise funds for Insight Inishowen, an excellent local charity. Please sponsor the lads if you can, all proceeds will go to Insight Inishowen.Sale of Club Tracksuits: A sale of club tracksuits for children will take place on Tuesday 4th December from 8pm-9pm. All tracksuits reduced to 20euro, sizes 9/10, 10/11 and 12/13. Please contact Elizabeth Anne on 0860604075.Sam Maguire Photographs: Photographs of the Sam Maguire taken in the Plaza on Sunday 28th October by Angela Tourish can now be collected. Please phone 0863068662 to arrange collection. Ryan Bradley Coaching Sessions: Ryan Bradley GAA Coaching Sessions for under 6’s are taking place every Saturday in Crana College, with children asked to be present at 11.15am. A €2 contribution will be used exclusively to purchase equipment and gear for participating children. The sessions focus on fun, enjoyment, participation, balance, coordination and basic skill of football and hurling.U8 Football: Under 8 football coaching sessions are taking place in Crana College on Friday nights at 6.30 and all newcomers are very welcome. The session offer the opportunity to learn the basic skills of Gaelic Football in a fun and safe environment.Sports Prediction Competition: The current top ten entries in our Sport Prediction Competition are as follow – Oisin McColgan: 60, Brian Moran: 57, Andy McLaughlin (Snr): 57, Senan Grant: 57, Aidan Mulholland: 54, Shaun Higgins: 54, Daniel Carr: 54, Matthew Cutliffe: 54, Kieran Grant: 54.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at email@example.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaaor www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: December 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NEWS
Anyone interested in taking up a position for 2015 as a committee member or manager at MINOR BOARD level, please contact Peter Mc Ginley on 0876056806 or myself via reply email before Thursday 4th December.There will be an executive meeting on Wednesday 3rd December at 8.30pm, prior to the AGM on Friday 5th December. All executive members are expected to attend.The SENIOR BOARD AGM will be held on Friday 5th December at 7pm in the Tara Hotel. Nomination forms will be posted out to all club members asap. Please return same to the Tara Hotel reception before 8pm Thursday 4th December. The Senior Board presentation night will be held in the Clock Tower on Saturday 27th December, with a hot buffet, music by the Wedding Crashers, followed by a disco. Ticket info to follow. A great night of craic agus ceol is promised for all.Kilotto no’s 3,6, 10, 26..No winner. Next weeks Kilotto Jackpot €3,000…1 match 3 winning €60 Eilish Martin, Church RoadNo winner of bingo jackpot next week jackpot @ €3,300 on 45 numbersU21 B championship taken place on the 6th Dec at 2.00pm. Milford Vs Killybegs, extra time if necessary. GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS U21’S FACE MILFORD IN CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL ON SATURDAY was last modified: December 2nd, 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:GAAKillybegsNoticesSport