Boyz donate $250,000 to three organisations

first_imgJamaica’s national men’s senior football team handed over $250,000 to three organisations on Thursday at the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) offices in New Kingston. After finishing second in the Gold Cup last month, the Reggae Boyz decided to donate a portion of their prize money to those in need. The Jamaica Special Olympics football team received $100,000, the same as Mannings Boys’ Home in western Jamaica. Glenhope Nursery in the Corporate Area was handed $50,000. “We started this a couple years ago, during the World Cup Qualifiers, where we contributed to Glenhope. Now, this is a continuation of that,” Roy Simpson, JFF senior team manager, said during a brief ceremony. LIFTING YOUNGSTERS “The players decided that they are now privileged young men and came through humble backgrounds, so they want to give to others who seek to emulate them,” he said. “Before we played against Mexico in the Gold Cup final, the Special Olympics team was all over the media, so we decided to contribute to those youngsters. The players will also be contributing funds to other organisations from money gained during the upcoming World Cup Qualification games, starting next month,” Simpson disclosed. Audrey Budhai, director of the Children and Family programme at the Child Development Agency, collected cheques on behalf of Mannings Boys’ Home and Glenhope, presented by local-based Reggae Boyz Andre Clennon and Hughan Gray. Lorna Bell of Special Olympics Jamaica accepted on behalf of her organisation.last_img

Simmons, Sixers beat Hornets 10th straight win

first_imgLATEST STORIES Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, center, of Australia, passes around a double team by Charlotte Hornets forwards Marvin Williams (2) and Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — This pass-happy approach is paying off for the Philadelphia 76ers.Ben Simmons and the Sixers posted their 10th straight victory for their longest winning string since 2003, beating the Charlotte Hornets 119-102 Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT “You’re in the NBA current that pulls you along in good ways and sometimes it can suck you out to sea,” said Philadelphia coach Brett Brown, whose team remained in fourth place of a tight Eastern Conference race. “It’s a violent thing you go through and it’s just never-ending. We’re in a good current right now. So that moves us along. We want more and we know we always have to play better defense and bide time without Joel.”“”We owe it to him to do whatever we can to let him play with his team — our team — wherever we can. And we see the path to doing that is fighting like heck to get a home-court advantage. We feel like we can control our own destiny if we’re able to do that, which allows us to give ourselves a chance to re-introduce him to the team,” he said.J.J. Redick had 20 points for Philadelphia. Robert Covington added 17 points and 11 rebounds.After falling behind 33-28 early in the second quarter, the 76ers went on a 13-1 surge to go ahead with 6:53 left in the opening half.The Sixers led 68-55 early in the second half. After the Hornets went on a 16-3 surge to get within 72-71 midway through the third quarter, the 76ers scored 14 straight points to pull away.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Alli double gives Tottenham first win at Chelsea in 28 years Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Playing without injured star Joel Embiid, the Sixers kept sharing the ball. Simmons led the way with 20 points and 15 assists.The Sixers set a team record with their ninth straight game of 30 or more assists — they had 36 on their 48 baskets.FEATURED 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“We’re having fun on the court and that’s really important for us,” said reserve guard Marco Belinelli, who led Philadelphia with 22 points on 9-for-10 shooting. “For sure, we miss Joel out there on defense. But we know that everybody needs to step up and be aggressive on offense and defense and just play together.”Embiid suffered an orbital fracture of his left eye last week and underwent surgery on Saturday. His projected return is as soon as two weeks, right about the time the Sixers would open the playoffs. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I think the runs they had the whole game were really fueled by turnovers,” said Charlotte coach Steve Clifford, whose team committed 16 turnovers that led to 19 Philadelphia points. “They create offense with their defense.”Charlotte was led by Malik Monk and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with 16 points apiece. Willy Hernangomez added 15 points and 11 rebounds.“I think it was too many mistakes,” Hernangomez said. “We turned the ball over a lot — and that’s where they live.”DOUBLE-DOUBLEDwight Howard played only 26 minutes for the Hornets, but had 10 points and 10 rebounds for his 13th straight double-double and 49th overall this season. Howard began the day ranked fourth in the NBA in the statistic, with only Karl-Anthony Towns (64), Andre Drummond (58) and Russell Westbrook (54) having record more.TIP-INS76ers: Brown certainly has had to deal with Embiid being out of his lineup before, but offered great sympathy for the most recent injury (orbital fracture) that will keep him for the rest of the regular season. “For him to continue to have setbacks, you feel read more

Police Arrest Robbers with Arms, Uniforms

first_imgSeven suspected armed robbers, specialized in robbing in police uniforms, were on Tuesday September 9, arrested by the Liberia National Police (LNP).Ammunitions, DVDs, cell phone and other materials were also arrested during the early morning raid by the police force, police spokesmen, Sam Collins told the press Wednesday, September 10.Addressing journalists at the headquarters of the LNP, Collins said the men along with their female accomplices, were rounded-up at the Chugbor area, in the Road Old Community, Monrovia.From their confessions, Collins further explained, it was gathered that the robbers were among the most notorious criminals being pursued by the LNP.He was quick to point out that the suspected robbers were undergoing investigations.The latest arrest comes nearly two days, after 10 suspected armed robbers and a Lebanese national were apprehended by the police in separate raids in the Somalia Drive and Paynesville communities.“During the arrest our men managed to seize guns, ammunitions and other materials that were used to perpetrate their operations against peaceful individuals,” the police’s chief spokesperson added.“We are going to crackdown on armed robbers and those people who would like to take the law into their own hands. People who are terrorizing peaceful civilians, won’t thrive. We will pursue and arrest them. We are not going to relent in our duty to protect lives and properties throughout the length and breadth of this nation,” he warned.Before their arrest, Collins noted the gang had terrorized and raided innocent people thereby making away with valuable items, in the Old Road area.Meanwhile, the police spokesmen, disclosed that they have arrested a man identified as Marco, who is described as a notorious armed robber.Collins said Marco was a member of a gang that robbed the Ecobank, Bong County branch in 2012.In that robbery, the police spokesmen claimed, one and a half million of United States Dollars and two million Liberian Dollars were stolen from the bank.Marco who had evaded arrest for 2 years was finally arrested recently at his home in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, the police spokesmen said.He assured that officers were currently working hard to ensure that the wave of armed robbery in the country stops immediately.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Capital One Cup last-16 draw: League Two Shrewsbury to face Chelsea

first_img Capital One Cup last-16 draw: League Two Shrewsbury to face Chelsea 1 League Two side Shrewsbury Town have been handed a massive tie against Premier League giants Chelsea in the pick of the Capital One Cup last-16 games.Fourth tier Shrews, who knocked out Championship side Norwich in the last round, host a Blues side who were 2-1 winners over Bolton on Wednesday night.Holders Manchester City, who thumped Sheffield Wednesday 7-0 at the Etihad, will play Newcastle in an all Premier League affair, with the Magpies sealing an extra-time win over Crystal Palace.Liverpool, who progressed after a marathon 14-13 penalty shootout win over Middlesbrough on Tuesday night, take on Swansea in an another contest between two top flight clubs, with Reds manager Brendan Rodgers once again facing his former team.Stoke host in-form Southampton at the Britannia while Tottenham are at home to Brighton, who were 3-0 winners at Burton.The other fourth round ties see Sheffield United travel to MK Dons and Fulham play Derby.Capital One Cup fourth round draw:Tottenham v BrightonStoke v SouthamptonBournemouth v West BromShrewsbury v ChelseaLiverpool v SwanseaMK Dons v Sheff UtdMan City v NewcastleFulham v DerbyTies to be played October 28-29last_img

GM contract bodes well for auto industry

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In what was probably the most painful concession of all, the UAW grudgingly agreed to a “two-tier” pay plan that will allow new workers to be hired at lower rates of pay than existing workers receive. Such bitter pills can be justified only by the fact that GM’s market share has fallen from 46 percent in 1980 to 24.7 percent last year. Archrival Toyota now sells more vehicles worldwide than GM. UAW leaders may have pressed for the brief strike in the hope that it would help persuade their members to accept concessions vital to the company’s very survival. If that was the strategy, we hope it works – not just in winning approval of this painful but realistic contract, but in helping to save the U.S. automobile industry itself and the thousands of jobs it still contributes to our economy. We can only hope the two-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors proves to be a case of “all’s well that ends well.” Exposing 73,000 GM workers to the shock of the first company-wide walkout in 31 years may prompt the unionists to accept contract concessions that allow the once-mighty automaker to begin trimming its crushing “legacy costs.” An estimated $2,000 is added to the price of each car it sells just to provide medical benefits for retired workers and their families. GM reportedly won its key demand – to off-load an estimated $55 billion liability for retiree health costs to a trust fund that will be controlled by the union. That liability is double GM’s market capitalization of about $25 billion. According to a summary of the agreement the union released Friday, GM will contribute nearly $30 billion to start the retiree health-care fund. In addition, the automaker will pay $5.4 billion to fund retiree health care while the UAW is setting up the trust fund. The UAW in turn reportedly agreed to divert a portion of future wage increases to pay for health care for both active and retired workers to help close the remaining gap. last_img

GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE DEFEATED BY CLINICAL AODH RUADH IN IFC

first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA News:The seniors lost out at home to Aodh Ruadh in their second Intermediate Championship match on Saturday evening. First half goals from Willie Gillespie and Mark Dowds helped the home side to lead at half time on a 2-4 to 1-5 scoreline. However a strong second half finish from Aodh Ruadh gave them victory by 6 points. Full time score Naomh Colmcille 3-7 3-13 Aodh Ruadh. The reserves beat Aodh Ruadh on a full time scoreline of Naomh Colmcille 5-16 4-8 Aodh Ruadh.Our U16 Girls team lost out away to Letterkenny Gaels on Wednesday evening, but showed a great improvement on their earlier performance. There will be a meeting for those taking part in the Junior Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser at the clubhouse on Monday (24th) at 9:00 pm.There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry.Time is running out to get club registration sorted. If you think you’ll be looking for Donegal tickets for the Championship you’ll need to become a member. Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559).Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP. Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Check the Facebook page for latest update. U21s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Home match against Fanad Gaels at 7:00 pm on Wednesday. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U13s. Training Friday at 7:00 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update. U11s. Training Friday at 7:00 pm. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U8s. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Girls. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers will appear in next week’s notes.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE DEFEATED BY CLINICAL AODH RUADH IN IFC was last modified: August 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAASportlast_img

Letterkenny kick off USL season with tough clash against Derry City

first_imgLETTERKENNY ROVERS FC NEWS: Club action is hectic at the moment and our seniors welcome Derry City Reserves on Sunday to Leck at 2pm for the opening League game. They go into this game on the back of a good 6-1 win over Swilly Rovers which qualifies them for the semi final of the League Cup. Goalscorers in that one were Brian McVeigh, Kevin McGrath and a brace each from Steve Okakpo- Emeka and Darren McElwaine.A couple of teams are double engaged this week with the u16s due to play Bonagee at Leck on Thursday evening at 630pm before hosting Dunfanaghy at the Aura on Saturday morning at 11am. Our u14s Rovers were due to host Gweedore Celtic on Wednesday evening before travelling to play Gweedore Utd on Saturday morning at 1145am.Our u14s Crusaders were unlucky to lose out 3-2 at Gweedore Utd last week with the scorers being Sean McVeigh and Kenny Alum and they meet Gweedore Celtic at Leck this Saturday morning at 1145am while our u14s United travel to play Gweedore Celtic Impact on Sunday morning at 1130am. United will go into that one having had a great win last week when defeating Bonagee 3-2 with goals from Sean Pascual, Joe Sweeney and Darren Gillespie.Our u12s Rovers had a mixed week with two goals from Cory McCarron helping to defeat Swilly Rovers 2-0 before they lost their first game of the season 1-0 at Glenea. This Saturday they are again on the road when travelling to play Gweedore Utd.Our u12s Crusaders had a big win at Gweedore Utd last week to continue their fine start to the season and make the shorter trip to play Bonagee Arcade this Sunday at 10am while our Youths begin their Donegal Youth League campaign with a trip to also play Gweedore Utd on Friday night at 730pm. Tickets for the annual draw priced at €10 are expected to be distributed this week and we will be in touch with all club personnel pertaining to draw matters.Mini Lotto numbers this week are; 9-12-16 and 24There were five match 3 winners who receive 15 euro each;Charlie McGarvey, Liam O’Donnell, Erin, Oisin and Twins.Margaret Price and Mary Patton.Next weeks jackpot is 4075 euro.Club bingo continues every Thursday night at the Station House Hotel at 830pm sharp.Snowball is €1275 euro on 45 numbers or less.Letterkenny kick off USL season with tough clash against Derry City was last modified: September 7th, 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:Letterkenny Rovers FCsoccerSportUSLlast_img

Tony Cascarino names his worst XI from the World Cup in Russia

first_imgRight wing – Ousmane Demebele (France) Centre Back – Gerard Pique (Spain) Lewandowski was below par in Russia The Barca man has been non-existent this tournament The first of many Germans to make this team Guerreiro goes airborne after a challenge by Luis Suarez Was he actually that bad? Striker – Robert Lewandowski (Poland) 12 12 This was to become an all-too familiar look on Moutinho’s face A costly red card ruled Boateng out of the final group game against South Korea 12 12 Left wing – Julian Draxler (Germany) Left Back – Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal) Germany were woeful in Russia This run by Kylian Mbappe was the moment Mascherano knew his international career was finished 12center_img 12 Right-back – Joshua Kimmich (Germany) Centre midfield – Javier Mascherano (Argentina) 12 12 Centre back (Jerome Boateng) The Chelsea keeper had a nightmare against Croatia in the group stages The PSG man could not stop Germany’s shock exit Scored his penalty in the shootout against Russia, but was woeful for the rest of it 12 12 12 Attacking midfield – Mesut Ozil (Germany) 12 It’s the list no-one wants to be on; the worst team of a World Cup tournament.There were several footballing heavyweights who had sub-par experiences in Russia, crashing out prematurely. Centre midfield – Joao Moutinho (Portugal) For example, Germany exited the tournament at the group stage – their first at that stage since the inception of the World Cup.Spain had an equally disappointing tournament, passing opponents to death but never actually doing anything with it until missing in their penalty shootout with hosts Russia.But who made Tony Cascarino’s worst team of the tournament?Scroll down to find out.Goalkeeper – Willy Caballero (Argentina)last_img

GARDAI MAKE MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN COPPER WIRE THEFTS

first_imgGardai have made a major breakthrough in the hunt for a gang suspected of stealing tens of thousands of euro of telephone lines from across Donegal.Thousands of euro of cabling has been stolen in raids to date.One man was arrested and questioned at Milford Garda station while a file is prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.And it is expected that other arrests are imminent as Gardai step up their operation to bring the gang to justice. Inspector Michael Harrison confirmed the arrest but would not be drawn on other aspects of the case for operational reasons. The man was arrested on Monday and in a follow-up operation a significent amount of copper wire was recovered.It follows dozens of similar thefts in the Fanad, Portsalon, Carrigart and Kerrykeel areas stretching back a number of years. The Tirconail Tribune was told by Inspector Harrison that there is still considerable work to be done on the investigation and asked for any public assistance in the matter.In the past two weeks there have been incidents at three different locations including the main Kerrykeel to Milford road and close to Carrigart on the Milford road.At the same time the increased level of Garda surveillance around the Fanad Peninsula and particularly in the Portsalon locality was noticeably stepped up with a high volume of night time patrols with Garda officers using a range of marked and unmarked vehicles.The breakthrough in the case has also brought some relief to the elderly in the area who have often been left without landline coverage on a number of occasions to the thefts.GARDAI MAKE MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN COPPER WIRE THEFTS was last modified: December 5th, 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:CarrigartFanadInspector Michael Harrisonstolentelephone cablinglast_img

MEET TEAM SKY CYCLIST PHILIP DEIGNAN THIS WEEKEND AT THE AN GRIANAN THEATRE

first_imgTeam Sky superstar Philip Deignan is hosting a meet and greet event at the An Grianan Theatre this Saturday morning.The Donegal cyclist has enjoyed a superb season for Team Sky and a large crowd is expected to engage in a Q&A session with the popular Letterkenny native.Deignan will only be in the county for a very short stop over, as he has to go back to an intense training camp in preparation for the 2015 season. However, organisers of the meet and greet, are encouraging as many cyclists as possible to come out and show your support for a cyclist that has put Donegal on the map.Deignan has enjoyed an incredible season with Team Sky and played a leading role in the major tours and one-day races on the biggest stage in world cycling.Deignan has agreed to ride with everyone on Saturday morning, take photos and will sign jerseys.Deignan has never forgot his cycling roots in Donegal and prides himself as being an ordinary club man. Deignan has been an extraordinary ambassador to Irish and Donegal cycling and equally as impressive is the modesty in which he conducts himself in.This event will take place this Saturday morning, and sign-in opens at 10am in the An Grianan Theatre.Deignan will address everyone from the stage in the theatre before embarking on a questions and answers session.To end the event, Gardaí will lead a bike spin for a short distance to suit all ages young and old on a relaxed pace.Deignan will then return to An Grianan for refreshments and give cycling enthusiasts the personal opportunity to meet the hero himself. #makingdreamsareality.MEET TEAM SKY CYCLIST PHILIP DEIGNAN THIS WEEKEND AT THE AN GRIANAN THEATRE was last modified: November 12th, 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:CYCLISTmeet and greetnewsPhilip DeignanSportTeam Skylast_img