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STGC ready to Glenmuir fight

first_imgSt George’s College go into today’s FLOW/ISSA Super Cup quarter-final game against Glenmuir very mindful that they exited the tournament at this very stage last season.Wolmer’s stunned the North Street school 3-0 to advance to last season’s semi-final. However, assistant coach Marcel Gayle says the team is determined to get past the last eight, and into the final this year.”Last year, we were in the same position and we lost, and it cost us, so we cannot take anything for granted. We will have to do what we have to to get the win,” he said.Many people have placed a question mark on St George’s character and their ability to fight to the death, with many calling Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell’s team soft.However, since the end of the first round, the ‘Light Blues’ have raised their game to another level and their early-round vulnerability seems to be in the distant past, as they have toyed with opponents in their last four matches, with only St Jago putting up any real resistance to their offensive onslaught.But although they start favourite against the wily Patrick ‘Jackie’ Walters and his Glenmuir side for the contest, Bell does not expect a walkover and insists that his players will roll up their sleeves and fight tooth and nail if that is required.”We know it’s not going to be a stroll in the park and we will probably have to dig deep and show our determination and our character, but we will if we have to,” he continued.Alex Marshall continue to lead the way for Bell’s team with an impressive 16 goals in all competitions. He has been greatly supported by Shevon Stewart (12) and Gregory Messam Jr (12).Marshall and Stewart, in particular, have proven to be a handful for most teams, and if they are allowed to have their way again today, St George’s will only take the game today.Although the ‘Georgians’ have conceded nine goals this season, their attack more than compensate for their shortcomings in defence, with over 51 goals scored so far this season.last_img read more

Steady pulse

first_imgLATEST STORIES No other team in the field will be able to match that, and with the Beermen dropping to 6-4 after seeing a four-game winning streak come to a halt, San Miguel bowed out of the race for that quarterfinal bonus.Idle Rain or Shine, which outsteadied Meralco, 88-85 on Friday night, is at 8-3 and would await the results of the other games to know if it would play in a KO game for the second quarterfinal bonus.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWright made 3-of-7 triple tries and finished with 25 points, while Perkins completed a double-double with 10 points and the same number of rebounds as the duo put Phoenix in great position toward playing in the Final Four for the first time.The Fuel Masters will play the No. 8 seed in the quarters, needing just one win to advance to the semifinals. June Mar Fajardo had 29 points and 12 rebounds in leading the Beermen, who are trying to extend a league record by winning this conference for the fifth straight year.Three more players finished in twin digits for the Beermen, with Terrence Romeo shooting 15, though he missed the potential game-tying triple at the buzzer.Meanwhile, Magnolia and Barangay Ginebra clash in what is seen by many as the most awaited game in the elimination round, but both teams definitely see it in another way.With both still out of the playoff picture, the Hotshots and the Gin Kings square off at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, looking for victories that would enhance their respective positions while at the same time claiming bragging rights.The two most popular squads in the league are running in the middle of the pack with only Ginebra still having a chance in the race for a top two berth and a twice-to-beat privileges.ADVERTISEMENT But winning tonight would keep them well within range of playing on a level playing field in the quarterfinals, with the loser’s back to be pushed hard against the wall heading into the final elimination round games.Magnolia will be coming into the contest taking its first winning streak, and coach Chito Victolero feels that his Hotshots are progressing at just the right time heading in the homestretch.“We’re getting there,” Victolero had said after a 109-83 dismantling of Columbian Dyip last week. “We need to continue to have that playoff mentality.”As things stand, Rain or Shine already ended its elimination round schedule with an 8-3 card for at least a tie for the second twice-to-beat berth, and Ginebra needs to win this game to stay within range, with a number of teams also still within range of tying the Elasto Painters.NLEX and Blackwater square off in the 4:30 p.m. contest, with the Road Warriors seeking a second straight win and the Elite trying to fan their fading hopes of advancing.The Road Warriors are at 3-5 and need nothing less than a sweep of their last three games to assure conflict-free passage into the next round. MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award And now for the hard part Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phoenix Pulse forward Jason Perkins rises for a short stab against the teeth of the San Miguel Beer defense. —PBA IMAGESPANABO—Jason Perkins and Matthew Wright hit the shots that mattered in the stretch and led Phoenix Pulse to a pulsating 96-93 victory over San Miguel Beer for top seeding—and the first twice-to-beat advantage—in the first round of the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.The gunslinger Wright hit a triple with 1:16 remaining to snap the game’s last tie at 90 before Perkins, the reigning Rookie of the Year, dropped the last three points in the Petron Saturday Special Game that had the Fuel Masters closing out with a 9-2 card.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

No government can succeed when their main objective is spite

first_imgDear Editor,The closure of the sugar estates was based purely on spite; that is the sure prognosis of all right-thinking Guyanese, but The PNC see things differently.They are of the opinion that, by closing the sugar estates, they would be hitting The PPP the hardest. They were of the mistaken belief that, by shutting down the estates, they would sound the death knell of the PPP/C’s stronghold. Kill sugar, they opined, and we would have their supporters with their begging bowls crying for help at the PNC’s doorstep.However, with that vindictiveness and spite, the PNC/AFC made the following major blunders:1. They were exposing their lying and deceitful selves before an audience they had faithfully promised that they would never do such a thing.In fact, they lied to the people, telling them that they need to be aware of the PPP, they are the party who would close the sugar estates, and the party who should be the object of their fear.Well, as it turned out, the people are now well aware of which party betrayed their trust and which constitutes the enemy.2. By deceiving the people in such a horrible way, they played right into the hands of the PPP.The PPP gets those disaffected voters from the Coalition; in essence, they were strengthening PPP support in the Sugar Belt. The hurt, the blatant deception, did hit the people hardest, which caused many of them to vow never to vote for the Coalition again.To verify my story, I urge you to go into the sugar areas, and the same sad story greets you as each worker tells you over and over again, “We were deceived… them fool a-we. Never again! Never would we vote for this PNC-dominated Coalition again.”3. With the rise in the worldwide use of the brown crystals as a natural sweetener, sugar is a sure foreign exchange earner. The industry in Guyana was at the quarter million mark and rising when this Government took control of our economy.This was a sure sign that better days were ahead. However, with the sudden closures, there was a drastic decline in production, where the industry is barely able to sustain 100,000 tons. The associated results are a shortfall in foreign earnings and a drop in the economy.4. Sugar is the life blood of Guyana; on it every other foreign earner revolves. Sugar is a pivot on which Guyana’s foreign earnings revolve. The sugar industry is the largest entity in the productive sector, and to kill sugar means that the entire economy would collapse also. This is the sorry mistake this Government has made.The stark reality is: you cannot run a government on sheer spite, it was bound to yield horrendous results. In three short years, this Coalition has supervised the demise of sugar as well as every other economic sector of this country. This is the backward platform that this administration is built on.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

Sanjaya isn’t idle after ‘Idol’

first_img Ten years after they kissed on the “Ellen” show, Ellen DeGeneres and Laura Dern reunited Monday on DeGeneres’ syndicated talk show to reflect back on the smooch and its aftermath. DeGeneres, 49, made pop-culture history in 1997 by coming out of the closet in real life while her sitcom character did likewise. In her character’s coming-out episode, Dern shared a smooch with the comedian during a guest stint on the ABC series as a lesbian love interest. Dern, 40, recounted Monday how she couldn’t get an acting job for more than a year afterward. “There was certainly backlash, I guess, (that) we all felt from it,” she told DeGeneres, who said she was sorry and “had no idea” that Dern was snubbed in Hollywood. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He wants to be a triple threat: singer, actor and model. “Like, I really – what I want to do is experience the whole entertainment business because, I mean, I’m not just a musician, I’m an entertainer,” Malakar said. Fresh off “American Idol,” the lanky teen/media It Boy is in demand. Another stop on his post-show publicity tour was David Letterman’s “Late Show” on CBS, where Malakar read the “Top Ten” list Monday night. – Associated Press DeGeneres, Dern recount smooch Sanjaya Malakar is so famous, he can’t walk anywhere without getting noticed. “It’s really weird. I mean, I’m just Sanjaya from Seattle,” the 17-year-old “American Idol” cast-off said Monday on “Live With Regis and Kelly.” “It’s paparazzi (who) get at you,” he said, “and fans come up and try to give you hugs and get autographs. I would love to just be able to hug everyone and give autographs and take pictures, but you can’t.” Malakar was voted off the Fox talent competition last week after a long and unlikely run in which he outlasted better singers and captivated millions of TV viewers with his goofy charm and ever-changing hairdos. last_img read more

Silva shines as City power to record 15th successive win

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s David Silva (R) celebrates after scoring their third goal during thetheir match against Swansea City in Swansea, south Wales on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 14 – Manchester City powered to a Premier League record 15th successive victory as David Silva’s double inspired a 4-0 demolition of rock-bottom Swansea on Wednesday.Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero also found the net as the runaway leaders broke the previous Premier League record winning streak set by Arsenal between February and August 2002. Pep Guardiola’s side brushed aside a poor Swansea side to further tighten their grip on the title race with two goals in each half at the Liberty Stadium.City remain 11 points clear of second placed Manchester United and once again looked every inch the champions-elect.It was Spanish playmaker David Silva who was at the heart of City’s historic success with two superb finishes.The game began at a terrific pace and the first chance fell to Aguero on five minutes as he weaved his way through two challenges and fired into the side-netting.A minute later some neat footwork gave Raheem Sterling a sight of goal and Swansea defender Mike van der Hoorn had to make an important interception.But it took a save at each end in a matter of moments to keep the scoresheet blank.First it was home goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski who reacted quickly to get down low and push away a drive from Fernandinho from the edge of the penalty area.Then Ederson in the Manchester City goal had to get down well to keep out an effort from Jordan Ayew, who had cut in from the left.De Bruyne blasted a difficult effort high and wide before Aguero headed over from a left-wing cross by David Silva.Then a free-kick by De Bruyne bounced around the penalty area and struck a frustrated Nicolas Otamendi on its way for a corner before Aguero looped a header onto the roof of the net from a De Bruyne cross.And Otamendi blasted well off target after Fabianski had failed to gather cleanly from a left-wing cross.– City superiority –Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero (L) has a shot on goal during their match against Swansea City in Swansea, south Wales on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Geoff CADDICKCity’s superiority was increasing, however, and a combination of poor defending and a fine finish gave them a 27th-minute lead.Bernardo Silva crossed from the right and David Silva crept between Van der Hoorn and Kyle Naughton to finish superbly from close range with the outside of his left foot.It was 2-0 on 34 minutes when Naughton fouled Sterling to the right of the Swansea penalty area and De Bruyne’s hopeful free-kick evaded a host of players and found its way under the body of an unsighted Fabianski.Less than a minute into the second half, David Silva almost made it 3-0 with a lofted shot that drifted just wide following a neat exchange of passes with Aguero.But David Silva made no mistake on 53 minutes as he added his side’s third goal, exchanging passes superbly and ghosting between two home defenders before lifting a shot over the advancing Fabianski.Eliaquim Mangala should have added a fourth goal moments later but, after meeting David Silva’s cross, he failed to make a clean contact and scuffed his effort wide.The visitors then compiled a superb passing move that ended with Aguero firing narrowly wide.Guardiola had a rare scare when a shot from the edge of the area by Roque Mesa took a big deflection that wrong-footed Ederson, but the keeper readjusted well to make a smart save.With five minutes remaining Aguero wrapped up the scoring as he drifted easily past two Swansea defenders and found the bottom corner.Even when Swansea threatened a consolation goal late on, Otamendi was on hand to block an effort from Leroy Fer before hooking the loose ball off the line.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgScores from 5th Sept to 9th Sept05/09/2012 Wednesday Open StablefordCornie McMullan 40 pts.David Alcorn 38 pts. botDonal Boyle 36 pts. Colin Higgs 38 pts. botStanley Johnson 21 pts.Shane Greer 20 pts.Css 37 pts.07/09/2012Friday 14 Hole Stableford Willie Wilkin 36 pts.Vincent Malone 33 pts.n.c.10/09/2012 4 BBB StablefordR Rosborough/KNox Wilson 44 pts.F Wilson/John McCaughan 42 pts.n.c.09/09/2012Sunday Club StablefordBrian Dolan 39 pts. botDaniel McColgan 39 pts.James Sweeney 26 pts. botDerek Porter 38 pts.Css 37 pts.GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 11th, 2012 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:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: The death has taken place of renowned Donegal politician and businessman Bernard McGlinchey.The Fianna Fail stalwart, who served as a Senator between 1961 and 1981, was 80 years old.Mr McGlinchey served at almost every level of public life including being a Donegal County Councillor and Letterkenny Urban District Councillor. He stood for election to the Dail in 1973, 1981 and 1982 but was unsuccessful each time.However Mr McGlinchey’s contribution to local life in Co Donegal is where his huge contribution will always be remembered.From Covehill in Letterkenny, Mr McGlinchey was involved in many committees including the first committee to bring a swimming pool to Letterkenny.He was also a member of the North Western Health Board for many years. He continues to hold the record for the longest speech in Seanad Eireann having debated an issue for more than 12 hours.He was also instrumental in the mentoring of former Donegal Minster Dr Jim McDaid.Among the many honours he received over his lifetime was the naming of Letterkenny’s Town Park after the esteemed politician.An astute businessman, Mr McGlinchey founded the Golden Grill Nightclub which was a huge part of the social fabric of Donegal for many decades.Mr McGlinchey passed away this evening at his home in Blue Banks, Kilmacrennan. SADNESS ACROSS DONEGAL AT DEATH OF RENOWNED POLITICIAN BERNARD MCGLINCHEY was last modified: April 12th, 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:Bernard McGlincheydeathlast_img read more

Latest: Sporting 0 Chelsea 0

first_imgChelsea made a lively start and dominated the early stages of their second Champions League game but failed to take a number of chances.Diego Costa, who started despite ongoing concerns about a hamstring injury, was denied an opener inside two minutes by a brilliant Rui Patricio block.And the Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper made a fine save to thwart Andre Schurrle, who also missed a glorious chance after being teed up by the excellent Eden Hazard.Filipe Luis started for the Blues, who left Willian and Cesar Azpilicueta on the bench.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Mikel, Salah, Willian, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Cricket SA launches Centre of Excellence

first_img14 March 2014Cricket South Africa (CSA) launched its state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the University of Pretoria Sports Complex on Thursday evening.The centre will be used by all national teams, including the Proteas test, ODI and T20 squads, the national women’s team, the national under-19 squad, and the national squads for disabled and differently abled cricket. It will also be used for various transformation initiatives.Development programme dream“We always dream of having a comparable, if not the best, development programme in the world,” CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat said at the launch.“With all sporting codes evolving as rapidly as we have experienced over the past decade, CSA is determined to invest in the future so that we remain a world leader in developing our players to their full potential.“We only have to look at the enormous changes cricket has undergone both on and off the field since we re-entered the international arena 22 years ago,” Lorgat said. “This includes the fast-paced T20 format and the implications that each format has on the other.“When AB de Villiers reached one of his many test centuries with three successive reverse sweeps it was incredible, but of course unachievable in years gone by.”The motivation for the CoE, Lorgat said, was about growing the game in South Africa. “Our vision remains two-fold: to make South Africa a nation of winners and to make cricket a truly national sport.“The CoE is key to both these aims as we continue working hard to keep pace with the growth of the game. It will spearhead excellence and transformation by always being at the forefront of the development of the game.”‘Equal of any other in the world’CSA general manager Corrie van Zyl commented: “With the facilities that the University of Pretoria have already established and the new ones we have developed through this investment, I can say with confidence that we have a facility that is the equal of any other in the world.“It is a dream come true for cricket in this country,” Van Zyl said. “But it is a living dream because it is one that we must continue to drive forward. At the moment we have an outstanding test team, a champion under-19 team, a women’s team that continues to make big strides forward and two Proteas limited overs squads that enjoy great respect across the whole world.“In other words our cricket is in a very healthy state. But we have seen from the experiences of others how easy it is to fall from the top and how difficult it is to stay at the top. The CoE is a key component in our commitment to successfully remain at the forefront.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Zuma to send delegation to Israel over Gaza invasion

first_img22 July 2014President Jacob Zuma is to send a delegation, led by former Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad, to Israel to convey South Africa’s concerns over the mounting loss of civilian lives through Israel’s invasion of the Gaza strip, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said in Cape Town on Tuesday.Tabling her department’s budget vote in Parliament, Nkoana-Mashabane also announced that South Africa would soon be donating US$1-million to assist with humanitarian efforts in Gaza, and that Zuma would be inviting Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas for a working visit to South Africa.Her announcement comes amid growing calls for the United Nations Security Council to act within the ambit of international law to prevent the violent attacks on the people of Palestine, which has left many civilians dead.“The senseless killings of women and children must stop now,” Nkoana-Mashabane said. “We must silence the guns.“In this respect, President Zuma will be dispatching a team, led by our former Deputy Minister Mr Aziz Pahad, to Israel and Palestine to convey our growing concern with the escalation of violence there, including the endless wanton killing of Palestinian civilians and the destruction of homes in Gaza.“We will also be contributing $1-million for human assistance to Palestinian women and children through UN agencies in the nearest future.”In a media briefing earlier, the minister conveyed her condolences to the people of Palestine who had lost their loved ones during the recent escalation of violence, and called for the Israeli military to withdraw, calling their invasion illegal and inhumane.Source: read more