first_imgThe Gordons boys batted first and blasted their way to set a target of 59. This was thanks to opener Barnabas Maha who top scored with 15 runs. His knock included a four and a six.Ela Murray’s Joel Reid was outstanding, taking 3/14.In their run chase, Ela Murray’s opener Issac Bryson smashed 3 fours for his 16 runs to set the pace.But Bryson’s runout was the turning point as Gordons took easy wickets to leave Ela Murray hanging at 5/44.  Damien Mangila did the damage for his side with figures of 2/6.In the end, it was too much for Ela Murray who ran out of overs to bat, finishing with 6/50.last_img read more

first_imgItalian Brescia announced Wednesday the dismissal of its coach Eugenio Corini, cessation that occurs for the second time in three months and due to the bad results of the Italian team in Serie A.The Lombard march set penultimate in the classification with just 15 points in 22 days and its sporting situation has caused the second impeachment of Corini, which He was already fired at the end of last November. Then, Brescia named Fabio Grosso, world champion with Italy in 2006, but he lost his first three games and the club decided to repear Corini again. He won his first two games, although of the following seven, he only managed to draw two and lost the other five, leaving the team tied for points with the SPAL. Now, the team chaired by Massimo Cellino should look for a technician who manages to get him away from the descent to Serie B.last_img read more

first_imgKEY BISCAYNE, FL – APRIL 02: Winner Roger Federer of Switzerland with the trophy next to runner up Rafael Nadal of Spain after the final at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK, United States — Rafael Nadal had to calm growing enthusiasm over a possible US Open semi-final clash with old rival Roger Federer by warning reporters against making the two appear “boyfriends.”Nadal and Federer, two of the greatest players of all time, have met 37 times, including 12 at the Grand Slams, but never in New York.ADVERTISEMENT When asked to describe what he admires most about Federer, also a long-time off-court friend, Nadal was keen to cool the “bromance.”“I don’t want to look like I gonna be his boyfriend, no?” said Nadal, causing a packed media conference room to burst into laughter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend“We don’t want to talk these kind of things before important match. We have a lot of respect for each other, no? We played a lot of times. I think we did important things for tennis. We appreciate that.“We always had a good relationship. I think he always has been a great ambassador for tennis and for our sport, with good image, of course, and representing good values. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “One important thing that is a great example for kids, doing unbelievable well and doing it with the right attitude.“That’s something I admire as you can admire — I think I answered already.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winning start Break new ground A costly, catty dispute finally settled It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ TNT, SMB repulse foes View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgAmidst the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of over 3,500 persons, the House of Representatives is considering  passage of a Law, known as the “Health Workers, Infants and Epidemic Survivors  Protection Bill” for the benefit  of the families of dead health workers, the survivors of Ebola as well as orphans whose parents died from the epidemic.Members of the House of Representatives, in their 13th day sitting of the extraordinary session on Tuesday, unanimously agreed and forwarded the Bill to the Committees on Health and Social Welfare, Judiciary; Ways, Means and Finance and Labor to scrutinize the Bill and report to them (Plenary – the body of the entire membership).The Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, Madam Mildred Sayon, said the joint committee is expected to report to Plenary according to the accepted-and-carried motion on Tuesday, the 4th of November 2014.Montserrado County # 10 Representative Julius F. Berrian said the consideration and timely enactment of the Bill would halt the violent demonstration of health workers in a quest for increment in salaries, incentives and insurance benefits. The de-stigmatization of Ebola survivors will be one of the achievements of the bill.The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) Lawmaker,  drafter of the Bill, further said a person who shall stigmatized survivors of Ebola shall be considered criminal and shall be given a two-year jail term.The Montserrado County Representative wrote: “In respect to national emergency, whereby health workers may die during the called duty, this act is purposed to ensure that the benefit, security and protection of said person be inherited by his/her family,” the proposed law said.He also stated: “Knowing the danger posed to health workers and the vulnerability of children (infants) whose parents have died from communicable/contiguous infections diseases in Liberia,  national government shall ensure that health workers and their beneficiaries get insurance with a private and credible insurance company,  which will be responsible to pay their benefits accurately and national government shall give reasonable compensation to epidemic survivors.”Meanwhile, others lawmakers, who begged not to be named,  have declared support for the passage of the bill, but said survivors of Ebola are the same as the children (Infants) so the aspect of the children should be eliminated from the draft bill.The lawmakers argued that even though the law shall take effect immediately upon publication in handbills, the law should include the benefits of those who died as of March 2014.This could the first law, if it is passed by the National Legislature and endorsed by the President, to address the benefits of the dead health workers and the survivors of a disease since the founding of Liberia in 1847.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s successor had long been discussed by US authorities, way before she obtained her second term mandate from the Liberian people. It appears former Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan, whose recent resignation in the US sparked debates in Liberia, had long been tipped by leading US government officials to succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2018, according to WikiLeaks.WikiLeaks is an international, non-profit, journalistic organization, that publishes secret information such as news leaks and classified media from anonymous sources around the world. The leaked WikiLeaks documents, which emanated from former US Ambassador to Liberia, Madam Linda Thomas Greenfield, in 2009, said that the US Diplomat, who is now the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the US State Department, stated: “Finance Minister Augustine Ngafuan could well be seasoned enough by 2018 for a presidential run.”In the classified report titled, “Who Will Succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,” Ambassador Greenfield told her superiors in Washington that the names of several Liberians have been revealed to replace President Sirleaf, but that the former Foreign and Finance Minister would be well-groomed enough by 2018 to ascend the helm of authority. In her classified report, which was de-classified by WikiLeaks, Madam Greenfield said she and others at the US Embassy in Monrovia heard rumors that Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai himself was considering running to replace President Sirleaf in 2017.In her assessment of VP Boakai, Greenfield said: “Boakai, who was chosen by Sirleaf to balance her ticket geographically and ethnically, has not been a true Unity Party insider. He has done a credible job as President of the Senate; he and his wife, Mrs. Kartumu Boakai, are known for their philanthropy.” She also mentioned the name of Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai, who, according to her, should he decide to run, and the VP decides to back off, would get the VP’s support because both of them are related and are from Lofa County.However, in her assessment report back in 2009, Greenfield singled out Mr. Ngafuan, who was then Minister of Finance, saying that though his ability to take on entrenched interests at the Ministry of Finance was an open question, “During our conversation, he showed a sharp understanding of the importance of improving internal operations and reducing opportunities for rent-seeking.“Ngafuan’s intentions to improve operations at Ministry of Finance should complement our efforts, from improving tax administration to streamlining customs and the ports. It is likely his appointment reflects the President’s realization that internal housekeeping is necessary if poverty reduction initiatives are to succeed.” Ambassador Greenfield also stated that the Bureau of Budget, which Mr. Ngafuan headed before being moved up to the Minister of Finance position, had been a Governance and Economic Management Assistance Program’s (GEMAP) “success story” and that “Ngafuan has been a strong proponent and example of greater government transparency.”It must be noted, however, that these assessments of Mr. Ngafuan and others were made back in 2009 by former US Ambassador Greenfield. It is not certain whether the US government still holds this view of Mr. Ngafuan and others named in the WikiLeaks US Embassy Monrovia cable.Mr. Ngafuan, however, is still tight lipped on whether he intends to run for the presidency come 2017 or one of the posts of representative. However, in his first radio interview since returning from the US, where he announced his resignation from the Unity Party-led government, Mr. Ngafuan stated: “The only thing that should surprise Liberians is if they don’t see me as a candidate in the election. The only thing that should surprise Liberians is if they don’t see me as a candidate vying for the highest office.” This is the closest he has come to categorically stating which post he wants to run for in 2017.Ngafuan resigned in the US while attending the United Nations General Assembly early this month. His resignation, which he announced in a press statement on October 2, has sparked heated debates in various sectors of Liberian society. Some have criticized him for resigning while on foreign soil, while others have said it should be up to the individual to resign wherever and whenever the person chooses to. During the radio interview, he stated that he didn’t resign in Liberia because he never wanted to distract the President’s attention from major activities that she was participating in at the United Nations General Assembly.According to him, had he resigned in Liberia, the President would have been responding to inquiries from every foreign friend and partner. He clarified that in his discussion with the President, “She understood the rationale and gracefully accepted my resignation.”His reason for resigning from the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-led government is to be a participant in the 2017 Presidential and General Elections and being “a respecter of the law,” which calls for the resignation two years prior to the elections of any official of government who may want to contest in 2017. He has accordingly stepped down from office. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! She is finally “getting to play characters and dive into things and not just be sort of this version of `this girl,”‘ says Alba, who found she was typecast as “some kind of little tart.” “Because obviously, if you have a womanly figure, you’re not allowed to have a brain or any idea of the world whatsoever. You just have to be hot and use your body to get ahead.” Jessica Alba – ranked No. 2 on this year’s “Hot 100” list by Maxim magazine – has a rebellious side. “I love challenging authority,” the 26-year-old actress tells InStyle for its June issue, to be on newsstands Friday. “It probably wasn’t easy being my parents. The second somebody says no to me is the second I’m going to jump up and say yes.” Alba, whose screen credits include “Sin City” and “Into the Blue,” reprises her role as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” set for release June 15. “My experience in this business is that if people think you’re going to put people in seats because you have a fan base, it’s more important than anything,” she says. last_img

first_imgJim McGuinness is on the verge of committing himself to another season as Donegal manager after he met with his players behind closed doors at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny today.Jim McGuinness – received full backing of panel at secret meeting last night.The All-Ireland winning manager was told that he has the full support of his squad if he decides to stay on.Some of the players even revealed they would walk away if McGuinness decides to quit. The Glenties man, who has already received the backing of the Donegal County Board, is now expected to remain on as manager.A perfectly-placed source told Donegal Daily that support for McGuinness was unanimous amongst the panel.“Jim wanted to find out if there was any reservations amongst the panel about him staying on.“But he received unanimous support from the team down to the last man. “The overall message from the players is that they want to win Ulster again and go on and win another All-Ireland,” said the source.Many thought McGuinness may walk away from his post and concentrate on his role with Celtic FC.But it is understood he has spoken with Celtic manager Neil Lennon who also gave him the go-ahead to remain on as Donegal boss for another year.It is also believed McGuinness did not like the manner of the defeat by Mayo in the All-Ireland quarter final and by how many pundits have dismissed the team as a one season wonder.The County Board has an executive meeting on Monday evening. Sources say they expect McGuinness to honour is four-year agreement and to continue to manage Donegal.Jim is not expected to attend that meeting.McGUINNESS GETS FULL BACKING OF PLAYERS AFTER MEETING TO DISCUSS FUTURE was last modified: August 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:Jim McGuinnessmeetingplayerssupportlast_img read more

first_imgCommittee 2016The 54th Tír Chonaill Gaels AGM took place on Saturday 20th February and the following officers were elected for the coming year: Life Presidents: Jackie Green and Jackie ReillyPresident: Paddy BurkeVice Presidents: Mick McGrath, Eddie McGinty, Michael McGlynn, Michael Kennedy, Niall Erskine and Mary Callaghan.Chairman: Tom Mohan Vice-Chairman: Maurice CarrSecretary: Michael MullenAssistant-Secretary: Stephen McLoughlinTreasurer Committee: Stephen McLoughlin, Denis Boyle, Tom Mohan, Eddie Doyle, Maurice Carr, Calum Crowley and Michael Kingston.PRO: Seamus HarleyAssistant PRO: Stevie Keane County Board Delegates: Denis Boyle and Maurice CarrYouth Officer: Vincent HealeyFacilities Manager: Maurice CarrClub Photographer: Brendan Vaughan Club Registrar: Stephen McLoughlinLotteryNext draw Thursday, 3rd February 2016Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comThank you for your support!TOM MOHAN (NOT THE FORMER HARPS PLAYER) ELECTED AS TIR CHONAILL GAELS NEW CHAIRMAN was last modified: February 29th, 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:GAASportTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

first_img Kyle Walker huge blow As always with lists like these, it is never quite as simple as lining the players up and making them sprint 100m.Stats legends Opta and Chryon Hego have calculated the top speeds of every Premier League player, by using the following method: ““The speed in kilometers per hour (km/h) for a given frame is based on the previous 15 frame-to-frame speeds.“Out of the 15 frame-to-frame speeds the 4 highest and the 4 lowest values are discarded and the result is an average of the remaining 7 values.”So just who has beaten Sane to the top spot this season? Scroll down to find out.15. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) – 34.385 km/h vs Southampton However, none of them feature in the top 15 quickest players so far this season.Last campaign, Leroy Sane emerged as the quickest player in the league as he managed to clock a top speed of 35.48 km/h as Manchester City ran away with the title.This season, the Germany international has shown glimpses of his best form, but has not clocked the fastest top speed so far this season.Thanks to the Daily Mail and Opta, we can determine just who has been the quickest player in the Premier League so far this season. Timothy Fosu-Mensah possible standings 7. Leroy Sane (Manchester City) – 34.692 vs Huddersfield 16 1. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – 34.935 vs Southampton Raul Jimenez Richarlison Nathaniel Mendez-Laing Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3. Aaron Lennon (Burnley) – 34.826 vs Southampton Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware smart causal 16 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 14. Raul Jimenez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – 34.389 vs Manchester City Leroy Sane and Richarlison are surprisingly joined by Kevin De Bruyne in the top speed charts 16 Ben Chilwell 16 Adama Diakhaby 16 Josh Murphy 16 The Premier League is renowned as being the most physical of all the leagues in the world, with speed playing a crucial part.Liverpool, led by the rapid trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, have already raced to the top of the table playing a lightning-quick brand of football. 16 16 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 16center_img 4. Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United) – 34.767 vs Arsenal Ryan Fredericks 13. Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) – 34.397 vs Huddersfield 16 16 9. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 34.568 vs Arsenal 16 16 REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne no dice 10. Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield Town) – 34.511 vs Manchester City REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 34.753 vs Manchester City Isaac Mbenza 12. Isaac Mbenza (Huddersfield Town) – 34.460 vs Cardiff Latest Premier League News 16 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Leroy Sane 11. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Cardiff City) – 34.485 vs Newcastle 16 8. Richarlison (Everton) – 34.655 vs Southampton Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Aaron Lennon 2. Kyle Walker (Manchester City) – 34.845 vs Arsenal shining 6. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham) – 34.738 vs Tottenham England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 16 Dominic Calvert-Lewinlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal Youth Choir Auditions are being held this weekend.The choir is growing from strength to strength since its formation just a few years ago and is a great outlet for young adults to build confidence and explore their creativity.The group has enjoyed numerous performances throughout Donegal in venues such as An Grianán Theatre, Balor Arts Centre and The Abbey Centre. Members have also had the opportunity to work with members of the Irish Youth Chamber Choir. Led by Sara Laughlin, the choir rehearses on Sunday afternoons in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny and has members from across the County. Open to boys and girls from ages 14 to 25, membership is by audition.The choir is currently auditioning for new members. Auditions will be held on Sunday 15 September in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, from 2 – 3.30pm, and you are required to prepare one piece to perform at the audition.If you enjoy singing and would like to be a part of this vibrant young group then come along and audition!• Open to 14 – 25 yr olds, male and female • A great opportunity to meet other singers• Improve singing technique and performance skills• Build confidence• While an ability to read music is desirable it is not compulsory to become a member.• Enjoy a range of performance opportunities. The VEC also have Junior (7 – 10yr olds) and Intermediate Choirs (11 – 13 yr olds) in Carndonagh, Letterkenny, Dungloe and Carrick.For further information, contact Donegal Music Education on:-074 917 6293 / email musiceducation@donegalvec.ie / www.dmep.ieARE YOU DONEGAL’S NEXT SINGING STAR? was last modified: September 10th, 2013 by John2Share 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:auditionsdonegal youth choirRCClast_img read more