first_imgMAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)ROMERO, DARMIAN, SMALLING, BLIND, SHAW, CARRICK, SCHNEIDERLIN,MATA, JANUZAJ, MEMPHIS, ROONEYNEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1)CISSE, OBERTAN, WIJNALDUM, SISSOKO,COLBACK, ANITA,HAIDARA, COLOCCINI, MBEMBA, ANITA, KRULAfter two rounds of the Barclays Premier League there are four teams on maximum points, including Manchester United, who are fourth after successive 1-0 wins, over Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.It is their best start to a season since 2011, when they won their first five league games. United, though, had a distraction on Tuesday when they marked their return to European football with a 3-1 against Club Bruges, of Belgium, in the first leg of a Champions League play-off tie.Now they return to Premier League action against Newcastle United side still looking for a first win of the season following a draw at home and defeat away last weekend, at Swansea.If they fail to win at Old Trafford, it will represent Newcastle’s worst start to a League season since 2005, when they lost two and drew the other of the first three games without scoring a single goal.And United have won five of their last six league games against Newcastle, including the last three, and last season Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 3-1 win over the Magpies at Old Trafford.United are still without defender Phil Jones, with a blood clot in his leg, while Marouane Fellaini remains suspended in the league. They will hope Rooney can end a barren spell of nine games without a goal.last_img read more

‘Enjoy hell:’ Doctor’s sentence next for assaulting gymnasts

first_imgEmily Morales had a softer message.“I want you to apologize to me right here,” the 18-year-old told Nassar. “I want to forgive you, but I also want to hear you tell me that you regret all the hurting you caused.”He did. She replied with, “Thank you.”Nassar has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes. He is scheduled to be sentenced next week on more assault convictions in Eaton County, Michigan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Among those expected to speak on the last day: Rachael Denhollander, a Kentucky woman who contacted Michigan State University police in 2016 after reading reports about how USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians, mishandled complaints of sexual misconduct. Nassar worked at Michigan State and also was the national gymnastics squad’s doctor.Nassar, 54, eventually pleaded guilty to assaulting seven people in the Lansing area, including Denhollander, but the sentencing hearing has been open to anyone who said they were a victim. His accusers said he would use his ungloved hands to penetrate them, often without explanation, while they were on a table seeking help for various injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe accusers, many of whom were children, said they trusted Nassar to care for them properly, were in denial about what was happening or were afraid to speak up. He sometimes used a sheet or his body to block the view of any parent in the room.“I’d been told during my entire gymnastics career to not question authority,” a former elite gymnast, Isabell Hutchins, said Tuesday. Larry Nassar looks at the gallery in the court during the sixth day of his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar has admitted sexually assaulting athletes when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which is the sport’s national governing organization and trains Olympians. (Dale G.Young/Detroit News via AP)LANSING, Mich. — After listening to the riveting pleas of more than 150 victims, a judge is set to sentence a Michigan doctor who parlayed his reputation and personal charm into years of sexual abuse by molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes instead of solving their sports injuries.Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear from a few more victims and then send Larry Nassar to prison Wednesday, the seventh day of a remarkable hearing that has given the girls, young women and their parents a chance to confront him in court. He faces a minimum prison term of 25 to 40 years but it could go higher.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Frankie Lim tempering expectations but optimistic for Perpetual’s campaign OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The judge is likely to be unsparing in her treatment of Nassar. Aquilina has praised the victims who have appeared in her court since Jan. 16, calling them “sister survivors,” while also assuring them that their perpetrator will pay. The women have included Olympians Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber and McKayla Maroney.“Your words are vital. They are as strong as your martial arts,” Aquilina told Christina Barba, who has known Nassar for decades and practices karate. “They will take him down quicker and cleaner than any kick you’ve got.”Hutchins and Mattie Larson, a former national gymnast, talked about how Nassar won their allegiance with candy, Olympic trinkets and encouraging words while they were under constant scrutiny from their demanding coaches.Brooke Hylek, a gymnast who plans to compete in college, heaped scorn on Nassar.“I cannot believe I ever trusted you and I will never forgive you,” she said Tuesday. “I’m happy you will be spending the rest of your life in prison. Enjoy hell by the way.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

Govt seeking int’l help to monitor airspace against violations

first_imgIn light of recent reports of “illegal” flyovers by Venezuelan aircraft of Guyana’s territory, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon disclosed that this country was currently enlisting international help to monitor its airspace for any further violations.Reports from the neighbouring country state that the aerial operations are being done to map Essequibo for a new Venezuelan atlas. This action follows on Venezuela’s claim to most of Guyana’s territorial waters off the Essequibo Coast.However, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge recently confirmed that the matter was brought to the attention of outgoing United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is expected to pronounce on the border controversy between the two countries next month.Meanwhile, Harmon, during Thursday’s post-Cabinet briefing, explained that Guyana was part of a United Nations system and once there was a violation of its airspace, it had a duty as a member of that system to report these violations.However, the Minister of State pointed out that sometimes, as in the case of the alleged “mapping operation” by Venezuela, the aircraft fly so high that they cannot be detected by the naked eye. As such, he noted that the country has to largely depend on international cooperation, ie other countries, to detect such violations of its airspace.Moreover, he noted that Guyana has recognised the importance of reporting and registering concerns at the appropriate fora, internationally.“Certainly, what we have recognised is that it is important to report any violation of our air, land or sea space to the United Nations to ensure that we have a record of these things and that is the course of action we have taken,” he stated.On the other hand, the Minister of State outlined that while it was a major task to monitor the 216,000 square kilometres of the country’s land space, there were certain steps being taken by the Public Infrastructure Ministry in collaboration with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and airport management for a number of things to be done to ensure security at the country’s borders and within its airspace.“We believe that the safety of our travelling public is important and there are several issues in that regard, so we are focusing heavily on safety,” he remarked.Harmon also acknowledged that there were major issues with the monitoring of smaller airstrips, particularly in the country’s hinterland region. To this end, he stated that Government was seeking international help to ensure that it can detect any aircraft which violates Guyana’s airspace and more so, lands on any of its airstrips.“It’s quite a challenge, because of the vastness of our borders and the huge amount of space that is there for the small amount of aircraft to actually get below the radar and land in these areas. We have to depend quite a bit on human intelligence, that is, people in communities to report and our own limited resources in so far as surveillance is concerned,” he explained.This comes on the heels of the discovery of an illegal aircraft just off of the Yurupukari Airstrip in the Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo). Nevertheless, Minister Harmon disclosed that Cabinet has approved the rehabilitation of several hinterland airstrips which will ensure better security exists.Among the airstrips to be upgraded are: Eteringbang, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) at the cost of .6 million with the contract awarded to STP Investments; Kurupung, Region Seven at the cost of .9 million, awarded to MMC Inc; Paramakatoi, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) at the cost of .9 million, awarded to N&A Construction; and Kato, Region Eight at the cost of .6 million, awarded to Colin Talbot Contracting Services.Also to be rehabilitated in Region Eight are: the Kopinang Airstrip to the tune of .7 million, awarded also to Colin Talbot Contracting Services; Monkey Mountain Airstrip to the tune of .8 million, awarded to KP Thomas & Sons Contracting Inc and the Annai Airstrip at the cost of .9 million, awarded to Syms General Contractor Inc.last_img read more

Bargain Hunter: Express offering 15% off discount

first_imgDESIGNER PURSE DISCOUNTS: does not have a purse category, but a search for handbags yields a good selection: a Celine bag for $1,000 (originally $1,900), a Prada bag for $800 (originally $1,360) and other bags by Chloe, Tod’s and Burberry. My taste is a bit cheaper, such as a tan shoulder bag from Via Spiga for $130 (originally $250). BUFFALO EXCHANGE: The used threads at Buffalo Exchange in Sherman Oaks jumped off the rack. An Abercrombie & Fitch salmon-colored tube top was $13.50, and a pair of Seychelles red peep-toe heels with tiny bronze studs was $14. Cute print T-shirts were $6 to $14. The store buys used clothes, and the staff is friendly. Clearance items at the La Brea store are $1 on Saturday. Proceeds go to Access Books, which provides books to inner-city libraries. UCLA students get 10 percent off Sept. 15 to Sept.22 at the Westwood store. Proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of L.A. Visit the Sherman Oaks store at 14621 Ventura Blvd. just west of Van Nuys Blvd. (818) 783-3420. Save a buck in the Valley at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EXPRESS 15% OFF: Through Tuesday, get 15percent off at Express stores. Print the coupon from Express locations at Caveats: not good on jewelry, hair accessories or “redlined” merchandise. BOILING HOT: Linens-n- Things has a 12-quart stock pot for $6 (originally $30) after a 20 percent coupon code (194712697488) and $10 rebate coupon at Act quickly. LINCOLN LUNCH KABOBS: Never fear being called for jury duty in Van Nuys. A few doors down from the courthouse is the Hot Flaming Grill, a great lunch spot with lots of fiver options. I ordered the $4.50 Chicken Lula Kabob sandwich and was not disappointed. What came was a ground chicken kabob surrounded by shredded cabbage, lettuce and carrots dressed in a tangy lemon vinagrette mixed with Armenian spices. It was wrapped in Armenian lavash flat bread, which is similar to a flour tortilla but drier. Delish. Plenty of other $5 wrap sandwiches on the menu. My only complaint was the wrap took almost 20 minutes to come. But the service was friendly, the restaurant clean and the food tasty. Worth a repeat. Mention their Web site and get 10 percent off. Visit them at 6322 Van Nuys Blvd. (818)997-9769. Or in Santa Clarita at 19433 Soledad Canyon Road (661) 298-0115. AAARDVARK’S ODD ARK: I was impressed with how organized all the clothing was at the Canoga Park Aaardvark’s Odd Ark (yes, the extra A is intentional). The smallish but well-air-conditioned shop had plenty to offer. Straight leg Levi’s: $15; bootcut jeans: $20. Men’s work shirts ran $2 to $23; suspenders were $12. Silky Asian inspired robes were $8 to $30. A cotton summer dress by Fire was $10. I could not resist an Adidas warm-up jacket for $8. Cash or credit. No returns. Locations in Canoga Park at 21434 Sherman Way, or in Pasadena, Hollywood and Venice. GAP JEANS $10 OFF: Until Sept. 12, Gap has a coupon for $10 off a pair of regular-priced jeans. Use your Gap Card for free shipping on orders of $50 or more with the code FREESHIP. Get the coupon at Caveats: coupon not good at GapKids, Gap Outlet or babyGap. last_img read more

Crystal Palace complete signing of Belgian teenager

first_img1 Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Belgian youngster Jason Lokilo from Anderlecht.The 17-year-old winger has been training with Palace’s under-21 and under-18 squads since the summer and has now received international clearance to complete his switch to Selhurst Park.“I’m very happy to have signed with Crystal Palace,” Lokilo told the club’s website.“It’s a good club making progress. They bought Yohan Cabaye, who is a very good player. And with [Yannick] Bolasie, [Wilfried] Zaha and [Jason] Puncheon, it’s very good for wingers!“I’ve trained very well and I’m looking to continue that.” Crystal Palace complete signing of Belgian teenager last_img read more


first_imgUlster Senior League Results & Reports 21.07.14Results Donegal News League CupGroup ACockhill Celtic   2   1   Drumkeen Utd.Swilly Rovers   2   1   Bonagee Utd. Group BFanad Utd.   0   2   Finn Harps Res.DPD Div. 1Drumkeen Utd.   1   2   Bonagee Utd.4 Lanterns USL Drumkeen Utd   1   9   Cockhill CelticFanad Utd.   1   5   Letterkenny RoversSwilly Rovers   1   2   Bonagee Utd.Reports Donegal News League CupSwilly Top GroupSwilly Rovers 2Bonagee Utd. 1The home side emerged with the three points from this league cup encounter, a game in which Bonagee needed to win to stand any chance of progression to the semi-final stages. The away side started much brighter and there were obvious signs of a cup final hangover from the home team and this lead to Bonagee going ahead on fifteen minutes with Aidan Mc Laughlin scoring a rebound from his own penalty which was excellently saved by Gareth Wade. Swilly reacted and got an equaliser on thirty minutes after Darren McKeever was released down the left and he crossed for Kyle Black to tap home. Swilly then got their noses in front with Neil Harkin getting free on the left hand side and his delightful chipped cross found Michael Mc Hugh lurking at the back post to head Swilly into the break with the lead which was rather harsh on the away side.The second half took much the same pattern with Bonagee pressing for and equaliser but for a few great stops from Wade would have scored, one sublime save in particular from a Paddy O Loan header. Swilly’s only real chance of note fell to Neil Harkin who’s curling shot late on was tipped around the post by Stephen Conroy. The home side held out for a win which sees them continue on their fine recent run which has seen them win eight games in a row in all competitions and they now look forward to a home semi-final in this competition.Swilly Rovers : Gareth Wade, James Doherty, Ryan Shields, Dylan Hegarty, Gareth Colhoun, Darren McKeever, Neil Harkin, Jordan Toland, Laurence Toland, Michael Mc Hugh, Kyle Black. Subs: Marty McDaid, Ryan McDaid, Daniel O’Donnell, Darren Dunworth.Bonagee Utd: Stephen Conroy, Eoin Sheridan, Daryl Brown, Paddy O’Loan, Frankie Mc Brearty, Ciaran Curran, Chris Moran, Aidan Mc Laughlin, Kevin Doran, Ryan Mc Fadden. Subs: Jake Whelan, Reece Short, Sam Murphy, Darren SmythCockhill AdvanceCockhill Celtic 2Drumkeen Utd. 1Cockhill progressed to the semi-final of the league cup after making hard work in defeating a hard working Drumkeen team. Cockhill started on the front foot and took the game to the visitors from the start. The home side created numerous chances in the 1st half but failed to make them count with some poor finishing and good goal keeping. Drumkeen offered little going forward and were glad to see half time at 0:0.Cockhill changed formation slightly at half time pushing Jimmy Bradley to a more advanced role, this seemed to give Cockhill a better cutting edge. The home side continued to press forward in the second half and chances were missed until central midfielder Malachy Mc Dermott broke the deadlock on the hour mark. Cockhill got a second with 15 minutes remaining when the hard working Bradley latched on to a through ball from Daniel Doherty and finished well. 2-0 Cockhill. Drumkeen got a consolation goal in the 90th minute when Richie Moore pounced on some slack defending to finish well past Cullen in the home goal. Final score Cockhill 2 Drumkeen United 1.Group BHarps Get Away WinFanad Utd. 0Finn Harps Res. 2This game took a while to get going and the first real action didn’t place until the 14th when Shane Buchannan had his shot well blocked by Kyle Burke. In the 18th minute Brian McVeigh put David Edwards through on goal but he shot straight at Harps keeper Conor McBride.  Harps took the lead in the 22nd minute when a poor ball out of defence was latched onto by Adrian Hanlon who shot into the corner of the net past Joe Coll. Harps could have extended their lead on the half hour when David Ward’s free kick was headed wide by Conor McGlynn. Fanad missed a golden opportunity to equalise in the 65th minute when Jaydee Allawiye put David Edwards through and his cut back was missed at the back post by Adam Serrinha with the goal gaping. Harps extended their lead in the 72nd minute when former Fanad player Shane Buchannan, who was lucky to be still on the pitch, beat the offside trap and finished into the net. 2 minutes later Jaydee Allawiye met Dean McCarry’s perfect cross at the back post but his first time volley found the side net. In the 75th minute the same two players combined to set up Mark Friel whose header went just wide. Best for Fanad were Kyle Burke and Jaydee Allawiye. Best for Harps were Conor McBride and Dylan Quinn.Fanad United: Joe Coll, Kyle Burke, Johnny Logue, Shay Durning (Adam Sahli 59), Kevin Murray (Conor McGonigle 59), Jaydee Allawiye, Mark Friel, Brian McVeigh, Mark Wilson (Dean McCarry 73), David Edwards, Adam SerrinhaFinn Harps Reserves: Conor McBride, Conor McGlynn, Aaron Scanlon, Dylan Quinn, Hugh Moy, David Ward, Chris Darby, Dean McConnell, Shane Buchannan, Adrian Hanlon, David SweeneyRef: Vincent McLaughlinDPD Div 1Drumkeen Utd.   1Bonagee Utd.   2The visitors took all three points in this match courtesy of two Sam Murphy penalties. A draw would probably have been a fair result but the home team will be disappointed to have given away two penalties. Both teams had a couple of efforts early on but the only one that needed a save was Sam Murphy’s effort that was well saved by Michael Gibson in the Drumkeen goal, Peter Mc Namee was heavily involved for Drumkeen and it was a foul on him that led to the opening goal of the game for Drumkeen. He was brought down on the edge of the box and Gary Patton caught the Bonagee keeper off guard with a quickly taken free kick amid claims from Bonagee that they were not ready. Both teams played some nice football and Bonagee probably had more possesion after going a goal down. Drumkeen keeper Gibson was having a fine game and his bravery resulted in an injury following a collision with Paddy O Loan who was also injured, thankfully both players were able to continue. Both teams had a couple of efforts before half time. Paul Bonner had a great effort from thirty yards after Peter McNamee headed the ball down to him and at the other end Odhran Barron had an effort that went wide and Sam Murphy forced a save from Gibson. At the start of the second half Drumkeen should have doubled their advantage as Peter Mc Namee should have scored before he was fouled by Bonagee keeper Duffy on the edge of the box, The resulting free kick was wasted as it was hit straight at the wall, Bonagee got back on level terms after sixty three minutes when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Sam Murphy.who took the penalty himself and coolly slotted it home. The last twenty minutes were very stop start as there were injuries to two players in separate incidents. Paddy O Loan of Bonagee and Drumkeen’s Rory Gildea both had to go off as a result of their injuries. These stoppages disrupted the flow of the game and it became scrappy. As the end of the match was drawing near Bonagee were awarded their second penalty when Ciaran Gibson was adjudged to have been fouled in the box. Sam Murphy again stepped up to take the penalty and made no mistake from the spot. There was very little time for Drumkeen to equalise so the visitors went home with the spoils. Michael Gibson, Gary Patton and Peter McNamee did well for the hosts, while Sam Murphy looks a great prospect for Bonagee. DRUMKEEN- Michael Gibson, Johnny Black, Darren Bonner, Kevin Boyle, Rory Gildea, Gary Patton, Shane Laverty, Lee Guthrie, Peter McNamee, Paul Bonner, Kevin Bonner. SUBS Liam McGill for Darren Bonner, Marc Conway for Johnny Black, Gerard Bonner for Rory GildeaBONAGEE – Roy Duffy, Aaron McCormack. Paddy McLaughlin. Jack Lafferty, Paddy O Loan, Jake Whelan, Ethan McCormack, Hugh McDaid, Sam Murphy, Odhran Barron, Kevin Doran, SUBS  Ciaran Gibson for Paddy O Loan, Noah Sanni for Ethan McCormack,4 Lanterns USLSwilly Rovers 1Bonagee Utd  2There was a sting in the tale in this entertaining encounter at Swilly Park as Bonagee scored two goals in the last two minutes to claim all three points.  Swilly were much changed from their recent cup victory with only four survivors from that starting line up. The return of Terence Shiels after an eight month absence and Anthony Fisher, Darren Dunworth and John Roulstone all excelled on their return to the side. Swilly had led from the 18th minute when Laurence Tolands excellent through ball was dispatched to the net by Kyle Black. The game was very tight after this and Swilly’s rear-guard defended very well with John Roulstone pulling off an excellent save to deny Ryan Mc Fadden.  Swilly also tested Conroy in the visitors net but a mixture of excellent goalkeeping and Michael Mc Hugh wastefulness kept them at bay. Just as the game looked to be heading the hosts way, Decky Lynch rose unmarked to power home a great header and the visitors weren’t finished there after some good work down the left by Eoin Sheridan and his cross was directed back across goal to the unmarked Aidan Mc Laughlin to volley home. This a welcome victory for the visitors which also brings to an end a great run of eight victories for the home side.Swilly Rovers: John Roulstone, Ryan Shields, Anthony Fisher, Darren Dunworth, Gareth Colhoun, Terence Shiels, Daniel O’Donnell, Jordan Toland, Laurence Toland, Michael Mc Hugh, Kyle Black. Subs : Ryan Mc Daid, Marty McDaid & Duncan Patterson.Bonagee: Steven Conroy, Jamie Lynagh, Decky Lynch, Glenn Rainey, Frankie Mc Brearty, Eoin Sheridan, Chris Moran, Ryan Mc Fadden, Aidan Mc Laughlin, Kevin Barr Subs : Kevin Doran, Colm Paul Robb, Hugh Mc Daid, Ciaran Curran & Aaron Mc Cormick.Fanad Utd  1Letterkenny Rovers  5Letterkenny Rovers bounced back from cup final disappointment by defeating Fanad Utd convincingly on a beautiful day for football at Traigh-a-Loch. Rovers came out of the traps quicker and raced into a two goal lead after twenty minutes.A quick throw in by Glenn Gallagher found its way to Oisin McMenamin and his cross was met by Darren McElwaine who was unmarked at the edge of the 6 yard box and he had no problem directing his header past the hapless Joe Coll to put Rovers ahead on 14 minutes. Fanad were reeling from this early setback and barely had time to recover when the visitors doubled the advantage just 3 minutes later. Again Oisin McMenamin was involved and he teed up Johnny Bonner who with a mercurial piece of skill found space before threading a sublime pass through to Aaron O’Hagan whose right footed shot found the corner of the net. Fanad almost got back into the game almost immediately. Brian McVeigh with a wonderful pass found Daire McDaid who just got to the ball ahead of the advancing Christopher O’Donnell in the Rovers goal but the Termon man shot agonizingly wide from a narrow angle. Rovers had good chances through McMenamin and McElwaine before the goal that ended the game as a contest arrived on 37 minutes. Substitute Stevie Okakpo, who had replaced the injured Neil Lloyd, set up McMenamin and his low cross found its way to McElwaine and he shot home from 8 yards to ensure Rovers went in at the interval with a comfortable advantage.Fanad started the second half brighter and had a couple of half chances through shots from McVeigh and McDaid before Rovers scored again on 57 minutes. Johnny Bonner who was instrumental throughout latched onto a poor back pass before setting up Oisin McMenamin. The Newtoncunningham man spotted Joe Coll off his line and he scored with an audacious lob with the ball going in off the post. Johnny Bonner twice came close to extending the visitors advantage before Letterkenny were reduced to 10 men on 67 minutes. Referee Packi Coll had no hesitation in brandishing a red card to Christopher Malseed for a tackle on Jaydee Aliwaye much to the annoyance of the Rovers management who thought it was a yellow card at most. From then on the game became wide open with good chances coming and going for all three Rovers subs Kenny Doran, Stevie Okakpo and Gareth Doherty while Christopher O’Donnell had to be quick off his line to deny Dean McCarry for Fanad. Fanad did get a consolation goal on 87 minutes, Adam Serrinha did well beating a couple of men in midfield before finding Brian McVeigh. The Portsalon man did well beating two defenders before drilling a low right footed shot low past O’Donnell in the Rovers goal. Letterkenny did have the last say in the game when following some more opportunism by McMenamin. He found Kenny Doran with a sweet cross and the former Kildrum man found the net with a diving header from 8 yards to complete a 5-1 victory. Next up for Fanad is a league cup shield semi-final against Bonagee on the 3rd August while Letterkenny are back in league action next Sunday when they host Bonagee Utd in the Cathedral Town derby.Fanad Utd; Joe Coll, Jordan McBride, Kyle Burke, Johnny Logue, Kevin Murray, Jaydee Alawiye, Joe Friel, Brian McVeigh, David Edwards, Daire McDaid, Dean McCarry. Subs; Adam Salhi for McDaid 62 mins, Shay Durning for Alawiye 75, Adam Serrinha for Friel 75Letterkenny Rovers; Christopher O’Donnell, Glenn Gallagher, Neil Lloyd, John Doherty, Ryan Gildea, Christopher Malseed, David Shovlin, Aaron O’Hagan, Darren McElwaine, Oisin McMenamin, Johnny Bonner. Subs; Stevie Okakpo for Lloyd 31mins, Kenny Doran for Shovlin 63, Gareth Doherty for McElwaine 78Cockhill Hammer DrumkeenDrumkeen Utd. 1Cockhill Celtic 9Cockhill took another step towards retaining their title with a comprehensive victory in Drumkeen. This was always going to be an uphill struggle for the home team and their cause was not helped when they went behind after six minutes when Derek Doherty was left with a simple tap in after a defensive mix up. Drumkeen were defending bravely but they soon found themselves four goals behind after goals from Mal McDermott and two from Garbhán Friel. Gerard Bonner pulled a goal back for Drumkeen when he finished well after intercepting a Mc Dermott back pass. Derek Doherty added a fifth for Cockhill before half time. Cockhill added further goals in the second half through Friel, O’Connor and O’Donnell. The home team, who were missing a few regulars, battled on bravely but Cockhill were just too strong.Drumkeen Utd.: Michael Gibson, Shane Laverty, Kevin Boyle, Mickey Lafferty, Benny Bonner, Gary Patton, Odhran Grant, Peter McNamee, Gerard Bonner, Justin Deasley, Sean PeoplesCockhill Celtic: Gavin Cullen, Kieran McLaughlin, Oisin Mc Laughlin, Mal McDermott, William O’Connor, Liam O’Donnell, Conor Carlin, Garbhán Friel, Gerry Gill, James Bradley. Subs Paul McDermott and Mark Moran on for Oisin McLaughlin and Gerry Gill. Referee Paul Duddy.DPD First DivisionTeamPWDLFA+/-PtsBonagee Utd Res.4400134912Letterkenny Rovers Res.3300133109Drumkeen Utd. Res.52021011-16Swilly Rovers Res.4013514-91Fanad Utd. Res4013312-914 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Table 20.07.14TeamPWDLFor Against+ / –Pts.Cockhill Celtic1110103773031Derry City Res.1183029131627Letterkenny Rovers1163223111221Swilly Rovers114252123-214Bonagee Utd114161615113Drumkeen Utd123362539-1412Finn Harps Res.10208922-136Fanad Utd.110110939-301League Cup Group ATeamPWDLFA+/-PtsSwilly Rovers6501116515Cockhill Celtic632197211Bonagee Utd612349-55Drumkeen Utd.6105911-23League Cup Group BTeamPWDLFA+/-Pts*Letterkenny Rovers65102361716*Derry City Res6411148613Finn Harps Res.6204812-46Fanad Utd.6006421-170*Derry City deducted 3 points and Letterkenny awarded 3-0 victory for game on 29/06/14 by Disciplinary committee.FixturesSaturday, July 26th at 2pmDPD Div. 1Bonagee Utd. Res. v Swilly Rovers Res. Ref Vincent McLaughlinFanad Utd. Res. v Drumkeen Utd. Res.  Ref Stephen TonerSunday, July 27th at 2pm4 Lanterns USLCockhill Celtic v Swilly Rovers. Ref Stephen TonerDrumkeen Utd. v Finn Harps Res.  Ref Packie CollLetterkenny Rovers v Bonagee Utd. Ref Paul Duddy4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: REPORTS, RESULTS, TABLES & FIXTURES was last modified: July 20th, 2014 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:Ulster Senior Leaguelast_img read more


first_imgTHE North’s health minister’s representatives have met with Donegal cancer care campaigners to assure them that the Northwest Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagevin is scheduled to be completed on time.Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest, CCC(NW), said it very pleased to meet recently with a health official from the Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety, NI, to discuss progress regarding the North West Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin, (NWRU).Edwin Poots, Minister for Health and Donegal-born William Hay, Speaker for the Assembly facilitated this meeting. CCC(NW) says it has been assured that since Minister Poots approved the Project on 23 May 2011, the timetable for completion and operation of the Radiotherapy Unit remains on track.  In summary:•     The Radiotherapy Unit Manager has been appointed and is in post;•     Outline Business Case 1 (OBC1) has been approved.  Preliminary enabling works design has already commenced on some of the peripheral areas adjacent to and within the Altnagelvin Tower Block by the existing tower block design team.  This work will ensure the minimum amount of time is expended in the commencement of the main scheme;•     Outline Business Case 2, (OBC2) is nearing completion and it is envisaged that it will go to the Department of Finance & Personnel for final approval by summer/autumn; •     Intensive work continues at all levels of the project, particularly in the project team and subgroups, to progress preparations with regard to the site enabling works and the planning of the new unit.  When the appointment of the design team has been confirmed, work will commence immediately on the radiotherapy unit design;•     It is envisaged that the construction of the radiotherapy unit will commence in autumn 2013 with completion by 2015.  Following a period of commissioning, the unit is planned to be fully operational by mid 2016;•     The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), The Department of Health and Children (DoHC) and Letterkenny General Hospital (LGH) continue to fully engage with their Northern Ireland counterparts to realise this Project.  The DoHC, the NCCP and LGH/HSE are represented on the Project Board and Project sub-committees.Said Noelle Duddy, Spokesperson, CCC(NW):“Over the years we have developed very good working relationships with management from LGH and the Western Health & Social Care Trust (WHSCT) at Altnagelvin.“We believe that the central ethos for this unit must be one of social inclusion, equal access according to clinical need and true cross border collaboration based on LGH, Altnagelvin and both Health Boards working to develop each other’s strengths. “Both Hospitals and Health Boards must have ownership of these services so that a comprehensive, fluent, seamless cancer/radiotherapy service is provided for all cancer patients in the North West Region.  CCC(NW) remains confident that staff from both Letterkenny and Altnagelvin Hospitals continues to work together, in collaboration to develop a world class radiotherapy service in the NW for cancer patients.“Let us remind ourselves why we need a Radiotherapy Unit in the North West Region.  One in three people are expected to receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime one in four will die from cancer.  50 – 60% of cancer treatments involve radiotherapy.  Treatment requires the patient to attend a radiotherapy unit, usually daily, Monday – Friday for several weeks, often travelling distressing hundreds of miles for treatment, and coping with an added financial burden.  Depending on treatment prescription, treatment varies from days to weeks.  Breast and prostate cancer treatments may last between 4 and 7 weeks.  Each actual treatment session lasts for several minutes.”Ms Duddy went on: “As it stands, Donegal and its environs do not have a large enough population to safely sustain a radiotherapy unit and neither do the WHSCT. However, as a region, the North West’s population exceeds 500,000 and by joining together the populations on either side of the Border, the ‘critical mass’ required to safely provide a radiotherapy service can be achieved.“As a region, the North West is co-dependent on both jurisdictions accepting responsibility to provide its people with a Radiotherapy Unit.  The NW is currently the only region on this island without reasonable access to radiotherapy services. “When it is operational the majority of cancer patients in Donegal/NW requiring radiotherapy will be able to receive their treatment near to home, families and friends.  Patients who currently have to refuse treatment because they are unable to travel to Dublin, Galway or Belfast, will be able to accept and avail of treatment.  The NWRU is a very successful good news story for this region and the services it will provide will do nothing short of strengthening and enhancing cancer services for patients in Donegal/NW.“CCC(NW) very much welcomed in Minister Poots May statement recognition that ‘the location of the new centre in the Northwest also provides the opportunity for genuine, sustainable and meaningful cross-border co-operation and that it has the potential to deliver real mutual benefits to both jurisdictions’.  We also welcome the approval of the ‘North – South Feasibility Study’ by both Departments of Health and we welcome the Joint Committee on Health and Children and the NI Assembly’s Health Committee meeting in Leinster House to discuss ‘Cross Border Co-operation on Healthcare’ in March this year.”“At a local level we were assured by Mr Sean Murphy, General Manager, LGH and Mr John Hayes, Local Health Manager, HSE West, during a meeting with CCC(NW) held in March that they envisaged a strong and positive future working with colleagues from across the border.  CCC(NW) believe increased North-South co-operation in healthcare is a win, win situation for everyone: for the patient, healthcare provider and tax payer on either side of the border.”NORTH MINISTER CONFIRMS CANCER UNIT ON TIME FOR DONEGAL PATIENTS was last modified: June 4th, 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:NORTH MINISTER CONFIRMS CANCER UNIT ON TIME FOR DONEGAL PATIENTSlast_img read more

Holiday travelers to gobble up gas

first_img The American Automobile Association predicts that 37.3 million people nationwide will take trips of 50 miles or more this weekend, compared with 37 million last Thanksgiving, Montgomery said. Officials at the Los Angeles International Airport are seeing the same flat numbers, due to higher airfares and some airlines cutting flight schedules due to fuel costs. Passenger volume from Friday through Monday is expected to reach 1.8 million people, the same as last year. But Bob Hope Airport in Burbank is anticipating a passenger volume of 20,000 people beginning Wednesday, compared with 15,000 last year. “The main change is that we’ve had some good growth on the core destinations,” such as Las Vegas, airport spokesman Victor Gil said. This year, Delta Airlines added flights to Atlanta and Salt Lake City. Carrier JetBlue signed on at Burbank this year, adding flights to New York City. “This place is busier now more than ever,” Gill said. “Our parking lots continue to fill up.” Officials have set up a help line for those driving into Bob Hope Airport looking for parking. Motorists can call (818) 565-1308 and an airport official will direct them, Gill said. He also urged incoming travelers to take public transportation. Meanwhile, 80 percent of all California Highway Patrol officers will be out on the freeways beginning Wednesday, as part of the CHP’s annual Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period. Officers will particularly be looking for those who don’t wear seat belts. Last year, 56 people were killed on California roadways during Thanksgiving weekend, CHP officials said. Within the CHP’s jurisdiction, 39 people were killed in car crashes. Fifteen of those were not wearing seat belts. “If you don’t buckle up, if you speed or drink and drive, plan on being stopped and pulled over,” Gary Dominguez, the CHP’s Southern Division chief, said through a statement. “It takes two seconds to buckle up.” Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The California travel industry is giving thanks this week to what is expected to be the biggest holiday getaway weekend of the year – despite gas prices that are 20 percent higher than last year. Some 2.9 million Southern Californians are expected to travel this Thanksgiving weekend, a 4.7 percent increase over last year, the Automobile Club of Southern California said Monday. About 2.3 million will drive, nearly 5 percent more than last year, some 400,000 people will fly and the rest plan a cruise or train trip. “This seems to be a trend we’ve seen since 2003, when travel started to pick up again after 9-11, and the start of the war in Iraq,” said Marie Montgomery, spokeswoman for the Auto Club. “People want to go somewhere and feel good enough to take a trip.” And motorists will have ideal weather for traveling, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s predicted through Monday for most of Los Angeles, said Bill Hoffer, spokesman for the National Weather Service based in Oxnard. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It’s going to be gorgeous,” he said. “It’s more than we deserve.” This year, Palm Springs edged out Las Vegas as the top holiday destination, Montgomery said, followed by Mexico and Mexico cruises, Hawaii, San Francisco and Northern California. Hotel, motels and resorts are also expected to benefit, although room rates are on the rise because of increases in natural-gas costs, said James Abrams, president and CEO of the California Hotel and Lodging Association. “The number of motorists on the road will impact hotels, particularly for hotels in California that are in drive markets,” he said. Nationwide, holiday travel will remain flat, however, due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Montgomery said. last_img read more

Graffiti probe uncovers more

first_imgPALMDALE – An investigation into graffiti vandalism resulted in the recovery of property stolen in several local burglaries and the arrests of six teenagers. Computers, computer monitors, a diamond ring, a pistol, and other property were found along with methamphetamine and marijuana at a west Palmdale home where three of the teens lived, deputies said. “The way this started … was a graffiti investigation with vandalism to a city vehicle. That was just the tip of the iceberg,” Palmdale Partners Against Crime unit Sgt. Kyle Bistline said. Also found was a backpack filled with spray-paint cans and paper marked with doodles similar to thousands of dollars in graffiti damage around the city, deputies said. At a west Palmdale house where three of the suspects live, deputies said they found items stolen in at least four burglaries. Arrested were Tully Huffaker, 18, and Glenn Perez on suspicion of possession of stolen property and Shea Perez, 18, on suspicion of burglary. Also arrested was Eric Montierth, 18, of Palmdale on suspicion of burglary, as well as the teen found in the car at Highland High and another teen arrested at home. Other arrests are expected, deputies said. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It matches a lot of graffiti we’ve seen throughout Palmdale,” Bistline said. The items include two computers belonging to the Antelope Valley Union High School District and one belonging to the Palmdale School District, he said. “Some of the property’s already been returned. A lot of property here has been identified to the victims and will be returned next week,” Deputy Bob Farkas said Friday. The investigation started when graffiti was etched into windows of a Palmdale city truck. Farkas, the Palmdale graffiti investigator, obtained information about a car and juveniles believed linked to that vandalism and to other graffiti around the city. Highland High School deputy Sean Walters on Wednesday spotted the car Farkas was looking for in the school parking lot, along with one of the teens Farkas was seeking, a second juvenile and alcohol. last_img read more

Hands Named Summit League Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

first_imgDrake University senior Tom Hands (Fulbourn, England) has been named the Summit League Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, Feb. 19.Hands was undefeated on the week at No. 2 singles to help the Bulldogs to three wins over the weekned with victories over Utah State, Indiana and UC Santa Barbara.Against UCSB, Hands rallied to defeat No. 25 Joseph Guillin, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, to clinch the 4-3 team win for the Bulldogs.Hands also teamed with Calum MacGeoch at No. 3 doubles to win all three matches.The team returns to action this weekend with four matches at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center with matches against Oregon, Omaha, North Dakota and Nebraska Friday and Saturday. The busy schedule begins Friday at noon against Oregon. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more