Bizarre own-goal dents Hydel hopes

first_imgDespite a sparkling third minute opener from Tray McKay, Hydel High conceded a bizarre stoppage-time equaliser to former champions Calabar High School, ending their ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup Group G encounter in a 2-2 draw at the Red Hills Road-based institution yesterday.McKay took the onus on himself, started a direct attack, dribbled into the penalty box and cleverly tucked away his opening strike inside three minutes.He has scored six goals so far this season and is looking forward to helping his team qualify for the second round.”I feel good to score, I really do as I was not at 100 percent fit as I had the flu, but I was just glad to go out there and play for my school,” he said.”I am going out there to give it my A game against St Jago and hope I can help us win the game,” the player told The Gleaner about their next match.The other scorer for Hydel was Brad Tulley, who tapped in an 88th minute finish, cleverly supplied by his captain Maleek Campbell.BIZARRE ENDINGIt was a bizarre ending for Hydel’s captain, Campbell, however, who brilliantly set up one goal, cleverly made a full stretch save in the first half, then saw an aerial ball take a cruel deflection off his head and an in for an own goal in stoppage time.He was inconsolable after the game, as he broke into tears.Calabar, who are out of contention for a spot in the second round, scored in the 73rd minute through Devaughn Gordon and equalised via the own goal in stoppage time (90+4 minutes).The result has halted Hydel’s progression to the second round, which leaves them with a must-win game against second place St Jago High, at the Spanish Town Prison Oval, tomorrow.The group’s automatic qualifiers are front-runners Bridgeport High. St Jago High follow with a 1-0 win over Cumberland on 19 points and Hydel 16, courtesy of yesterday’s draw.Calabar High’s coach, Lijyasu Simms, said: “I like the fight from my team, it was a really good fight and there are some positives we will take from this season.”Coach Donovan Duckie accused the referee for wrongfully deciding the outcome of the game by refusing him a late substitution.”The referee should be ashamed of himself,” he blasted.last_img read more

Minister Harmon meets new UN Resident Representative

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon on Tuesday met with the new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative Mikiko Tanaka, at his office at the Ministry of the Presidency.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon engaging the new UNDP Resident Representative in Guyana, Mikiko TanakaTanaka replaces former United Nations Resident Representative Khadija Musa, whose tour of duty ended last month.During the meeting, mutual areas of interest, including Guyana’s green agenda and climate change, the country’s ongoing territorial controversy with neighbouring Venezuela and Guyana’s push for a juridical settlement, Government’s infrastructural development plans, crime and security, and education, among others, were discussed.Minister Harmon told the new representative that the Government appreciated the strong and active relationship that has existed between the UN Guyana offices and the country over the past years.“We do look forward to your continued cooperation during your stay here in Guyana. We have an open door policy here at the Ministry and we trust that you would have an excellent tour of duty,” Minister Harmon said.Tanaka said that the hospitality which has been extended to her in Guyana was commendable and she was most confident that her stay here would be fruitful. “I am very happy to have this opportunity to serve Guyana. Of course, I have a lot of learning to do, but I hope to use my experience from other countries that I have worked in to serve,” she said. She further noted that she was pleased with President David Granger’s push for the development of a green economy and would lend whatever support was necessary to assist in that process.last_img read more

ERC to meet with Opposition Commissioners

first_imgGECOM discriminationThe Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) will, in the new week, be meeting with the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) representatives on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) as the ERC probes allegations of employment discrimination at the elections body.GECOM Chairman, James PattersonThe Opposition Commissioners at GECOM wrote the ERC last month, complaining of employment discrimination after GECOM Chairman, (rt’d) Justice James Patterson, used his deciding vote to break a deadlock which saw second-ranker Roxanne Meyers being appointed Deputy Chief Elections Officer over top-ranker and former DCEO, Vishnu Persaud.Asked about the complaint filed by the PPP Commissioners, ERC Chairman Dr John Smith told reporters at a media engagement on Saturday morning that his team will be meeting with the complainants on Monday.“We will be meeting on Monday with Opposition Commissioners of GECOM…and whatever comes in, we’ll deal with that… [But] some matters fall under labour, and not the ERC, so we have to remind them about that,” Smith explained.Nevertheless, the ERC Chairman posited that the task ahead is a difficult one, and after Monday’s meeting, a determination will be made as to the way forward in terms of whether there would be the need for investigative and legal inputs – resources which the ERC is now recruiting.“We will need some help, [because] if the pie chart that I saw is authentic, we really have a problem… We have our work cut out, nothing is going to be easy, going forward. We will try our best to be fair, but it may take some time [to resolve], because problems with roots take some time to resolve,” Dr Smith outlined.While the ERC is now putting together its resources, its Vice Chairman, Norman McLean, disclosed that the Opposition Commissioner had actually cancelled a previously scheduled meeting, thus further delaying the matter. Nevertheless, he noted that following Monday afternoon’s meeting with the PPP Commissioners, the ERC would subsequently meet the GECOM Chairman.“We’re looking to having a fair approach to whatever [the issue] is,” McLean asserted.The issue of Persaud being overlooked was disclosed by the PPP Commissioners, who had previously highlighted that candidates applying for posts at GECOM were being rejected or accepted based on their ethnicity and political alignment. This practice, the commissioners have said, has resulted in the Commission being staffed mainly with one ethnic group.However, questioned by <> about the concerns of ethnic imbalance at the Commission, and the impact this could have on the public’s perception of the entity, Justice Patterson had made a point to mention that a similar situation had existed before, when Doodnauth Singh was Chairman, and most of the staff at the Commission were of Indian descent.“I’m not concerned about any so-called ethnic imbalance… So this ethnic thing will drive us into disaster. I hate it… Be assured I’m not that sort; wrong man,” Patterson asserted.Meanwhile, in regard to overlooking Persaud for the DCEO post, Justice Patterson had said it is his call to vote for the candidate whom he thinks is “the proper person”, and he did just that. He added that there were other issues which led to him supporting the appointment of the second highest scored candidate, an Afro-Guyanese, over Persaud, an Indo-Guyanese.“There are other issues (regarding why Persaud was not selected), and I don’t wish to comment on them, because I don’t want to say anything that would hinder Mr. Persaud’s career, or him getting another job. So it’s my personal view, and nobody knows why in detail, but it’s easy to guess. I feel the choice is a right choice. My regime here excludes ethnicity. We want the correct person for the job, it doesn’t matter their race… I don’t look at ethnicity, I look at talent,” Justice Patterson posited.Persaud, who had been employed as a PRO at GECOM since 2001, had acted as the DCEO within the entity since 2014. However, when his contract expired during the period when there was no Chairman at the helm of the Elections Commission, he was informed that he had to re-apply for the position.In a subsequent interview with this newspaper, Persaud had said he is now contemplating his next step after his appointment was rejected — a move on which he opted not to share his personal thoughts or emotions. However, he did note that he has always done his work professionally, without any racial or political biases.Caption: ERC Chairman, Dr John SmithPix saved in photo as Dr John Smithlast_img read more

England Under-21 boss in shock statement

first_imgGareth Southgate has told talkSPORT that he will not change the way his England team play in order to win the Under-21 European Championship.Having lost 1-0 to Portugal in their opening game, the England Under-21s now face an uphill task in qualifying to the latter stages of the competition.Needing a win, Southgate’s side face a Sweden side that beat a strong Italy outfit 1-0.The former Middlesbrough boss seemed to focus more on the players’ development rather than look for a competition win for the Under-21s.He said: “We want to win and play in a certain sort of style that is demanding of our junior international teams. It seems that several other countries are just here for the result and the style isn’t important.“I think if we just crash the ball forward, then we’ll never know if our midfielders can handle it when they move into the senior team.“It makes it that much difficult for us but that is the nature of the task.“I think that’s how it should be, because if we just play to win and everything is thrown out the window then I don’t think that’s what the England Under-21 team is all about.”last_img read more


first_imgADVERTISING FEATUREThe ‘Sky’ literally fell in on top of us with the storms of recent days.One of the biggest problems with gale force winds is the number of Sky dishes which fell from their moorings on the walls and gables of houses across Donegal. Northwest Sky Installation has been at the forefront of the Sky revolution in Donegal.And they report that they are working flat-out to repair and reinstall these damaged dishes.It comes as the number of Donegal TV viewers getting Sky Television in recent months has continued to climb. Sky not only gives a whole new range of stations, it also gives a sharper picture and much more choice for the viewer.Northwest Sky Instillations are also about to advise its army of customers on the change to Digital TV in the coming months.Northwest Sky Instillation has some of the most experienced technicians and salespeople in the field of digital television and they are now at your disposal.From getting advice on what package suits you to what you can expect from Sky television, they can answer all your questions.They have something for everyone – and they’re cheaper than you think.If your dish has been damaged or needs to be overhauled, give them a call today on 087 6601777 or see their website advertised on COMPANY WORKING ‘ROUND THE CLOCK AFTER ‘SKY’ FALLS IN ON TV VIEWERS was last modified: January 5th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Northwest Sky Instillationslast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: It was another massive sell-out and the Lord of the Ring 3 didn’t disappoint as Letterkenny Rugby Club, in conjunction with the Donegal Hospice, got stuck in….for charity!We are first again with all the results and pix below….and what a literally ‘smashing event’ it was!The committee put together a fantastic PUNCH UP including Martin Anderson aka ‘Fat Chef Slim’, Stephen ‘Head’ McConnell from Donegal Aerosoft, Cathal McGlynn from Cash4u, Jeremy Worth, Orthodentist, Leonard Watson from Classic Casuals and Karl Sweeney from Swilly Drive School of Motoring who is following in his brothers footsteps Stephen and Brian who fought in the previous two events. The night this year also included 4 ladies bouts…and to be honest our correspondent reckons they out-punched the lads.Even a Mrs Brown style intervention failed to upstage it….of yer woman with the round cards!Said Martin ‘Ali’ Anderson: “I enjoyed every second of it…and all for a great cause!”LORD OF THE  RINGS 3FIGHT RESULTS FIGHT 1Don “The Irish Stalion” Rosney beat Gerard “Keep Her Lit”CallaghanFIGHT 2Grainne”Pocket Rocket” Kennedy beat ” The Mad Melaugh”FIGHT 3Lee”Roy Brown” Haughey beat Johnny” Not The Face ” DuffyFIGHT 4Seamie” Cream Buns of Steal” Nallen beat Cathal ” Can’t Pay won’t Pay” McGlynnFIGHT 5Edel “Bugsy” McKeon drew with Alana”Annihilator” Gallagher FIGHT 6Chris “The Manor Cyclone”O’Donnell lost to Tony”The Cranford Hotstepper” McBrideFIGHT 7John “Ding-A-Ling” Rouse lost to Enda “Superman”MerrittFIGHT 8Karl”The Last Brother Standing”Sweeney beat Emmett “The Hammer”HaugheyFIGHT 9Brendan”The Undertaker” Logue and Johnny “Dishing Out A Beating “Keating Drew FIGHT 10Denis”Fight For The Cause” Kinsella lost to Ciaran” The Fridge” O’DowdFIGHT 11Draw between Donna “Crazy”McCrossan Russell and Anne “Not the weakest Link” RobinsonFIGHT 12Mark “Lighting Fast” Gibson defeated Martin “The Tester” GlackinFIGHT 13Stephen “The best looking man in town” McConnell defeated Leonard “The Silver Bullet” WatsonFIGHT 14Siobhan “Sambo” McCausland beat Sinead”The Destroyer” DevineFIGHT 15Martin”Fat Chef Slim” Anderson lost to Davy “Maddog”MooreFIGHT 16Ronan “The Barbarian”O’Donnell beat Jez”The Tooth”WorthFIGHT 17PODGE “The Bomber” Breslin beat JJ”Boom Boom” McCormick.PIX AND RESULTS SPECIAL: RUMBLE IN THE LK JUNGLE PART 3 was last modified: May 20th, 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:PIX AND RESULTS SPECIAL: RUMBLE IN THE LK JUNGLE PART 3last_img read more

Revealed! Every Premier League club ranked by odds of winning 2017/18 title

first_img 20. Huddersfield Town are 2500/1 to win the Premier League title next season – click the arrow above, right, to see each team’s odds on winning the trophy next season 20 17 = Burnley are 1500/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 Leicester City’s 5000/1 title triumph two seasons ago means more and more supporters are prepared to back their side for the biggest prize in English football.Even fans of newly-promoted trio Newcastle United, Brighton and Huddersfield Town might be tempted to put a few quid on their team, as unlikely as it may be.But who really are the favourites, according to the bookies?Scroll through the gallery above to take a look at each Premier League club’s odds of winning the 2017/18 title, ranked from biggest outsiders to favourites.And let us know who you are backing by leaving a comment below!*Odds calculated as an average based on leading bookmakers’ odds on 11 June 2017. 8. Southampton are 500/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 9 = Leicester City are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 20 20 20 9 = Crystal Palace are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 9 = West Bromwich Albion are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 20 20 9 = Swansea City are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 17 = Brighton & Hove Albion are 1500/1 to win the Premier League title next season 7. Everton are 200/1 to win the Premier League title next season 9 = Bournemouth are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 4. Tottenham Hotspur are 9/1 to win the Premier League title next season 3. Manchester United are 15/4 to win the Premier League title next season 2. Chelsea, holders of the Premier League trophy, are 7/2 to retain the crown next season 9 = Stoke City are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 9 = West Ham United are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 20 5 = Liverpool are 14/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 20 20 17 = Watford are 1500/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 5 = Arsenal are 14/1 to win the Premier League title next season 20 20 9 = Newcastle United are 1000/1 to win the Premier League title next season 1. Manchester City are the favourites to win the Premier League title next season, at 2/1last_img read more

Rodgers to quit Celtic for Villa? Leicester want Liverpool man? Spurs star out?

first_imgZinedine Zidane has been asked to snub all job offers as Manchester United decide on Jose Mourinho’s future. Former Real Madrid boss Zidane has been contacted with a request to reject any approaches from elsewhere with Mourinho’s job in the balance. He is the No.1 choice to succeed Mourinho if the Old Trafford board do pull the plug on the Portuguese. (Sunday Mirror)Manchester United have told Paul Pogba he will not be sold in the January window. The France international midfielder wants to leave and join Barcelona after they expressed interest in the summer. (Mail on Sunday)Brendan Rodgers will be seriously tempted to quit Celtic if Aston Villa make him their top target to succeed Steve Bruce. The former Liverpool boss is understood to feel he has taken the Scottish champions as far as he can under the current financial constraints the club are dealing with. (Star on Sunday) 3 The transfer window may be closed across Europe but the gossip never stops.Here’s the latest news and rumours from Sunday’s newspapers and online… 3 Nathaniel Clyne has barely featured for Liverpool in recent seasons But Thierry Henry is emerging as the early favourite to take over at Aston Villa after initial talks with the club’s hierarchy. Henry, the legendary Arsenal forward, has discussed the prospect of taking over at the Championship club in what will be his first job in management. (Sunday Telegraph)Mousa Dembele is heading out of Tottenham next year for nothing. The Belgian midfielder is a free agent next summer and will not be holding talks with Spurs to extend his stay in North London beyond this season. (The Sun)Nathaniel Clyne is a January target for Leicester. The 27-year-old defender has fallen behind Trent ­Alexander-Arnold at Liverpool and has been limited to one appearance so far this season. (Sunday Mirror) Arsenal will sign Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron when the transfer window reopens in January, according to reports. Almiron, the midfielder, has starred since joining MLS from Lanus last year, registering a combined 42 goals and assists in just 64 appearances for Atlanta. FULL STORY HERETottenham are keeping tabs on Mexico ace Hirving Lozano ahead of a potential swoop. Lozano, the forward, has for a long time been regarded as a star of the future, and it was PSV who won the race for the 23-year-old when they signed him from Pachuca in his homeland of Mexico last summer. FULL STORY HEREDavid Wagner wants Brentford’s Neal Maupay to fire Huddersfield to Premier League safety. Terriers boss Wagner is plotting a January raid for the Bees’ goal machine. (The Sun) 3 Brendan Rodgers’ future at Celtic is in doubt last_img read more

Fairytale ending for a Princess

first_imgPOMONA — Princess was still hours from landing, but her family was already on the road Tuesday heading to Baton Rouge, La., to meet her flight from Ontario International Airport. Rhonda Arabie, her husband Keith and their children Valori, 13, Trestin, 9, and Keith Jr., 2, were eagerly awaiting the arrival of their beagle mix after they were separated in late August while evacuating their home in Chalmette, just east of New Orleans, ahead of Hurricane Katrina. “Today’s a good day,’ said Arabie by phone from Louisiana, who added that getting her 3- year-old dog back was “like a piece of home’ being returned. Arabie contacted the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona last week and went through the process of identifying her dog and trading photographs to confirm it belonged to her, said Brian Sampson, animal services supervisor at the shelter. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week This is the first Louisiana dog the shelter has been able to reunite with its family, Sampson said. In fact, Princess is one of 10 dogs that came to the shelter as part of a large-scale effort that brought 118 dogs and six cats from St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana to Southern California in mid-September. “We were working with an anonymous donor paying for the plane,’ said Dawn Cotterell, spokeswoman for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles. The animals were sent to 13 shelters around Southern California, she said. Arabie said her family and Princess became separated on Aug. 28 the day before Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. The family had packed up three indoor cats and were trying to do the same with Princess when she ran away. “We couldn’t get her. She just took off,’ Arabie said. The family searched for the dog until police said they had to leave, she recalled. Efforts were made to locate Princess using the Internet, but without luck. About two weeks ago residents were allowed to return to St. Bernard Parish, and the family stopped at a center that offered medical care and information on lost animals. A binder full of pet photos contained a picture of Princess, which is when the family learned their beloved canine was in California. They then broke down in tears, Arabie said. “We were so glad she made it. She’s part of the family,’ she said. The family, which is staying with relatives in Abbeville, La., near Lafayette, lost their home to Katrina. But a couple of underwater disposable cameras with pictures of Princess on them were salvaged, and helped prove she belonged to the family. @tagline columnist:Monica Rodriguez can be reached at (909) 483-9336 or by e-mail at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue says he is extremely concerned by a wave of new family home repossession cases lodged in the courts in Letterkenny in the first half of the year. Figures released to Fianna Fáil show there were 35 repossession orders granted in Donegal in the first months of the year, 30 of which relate specifically to the primary home.However court proceedings have been initiated in a further 132 cases over the same period, 110 of these are tied to the family home. Deputy McConalogue said “These figures are quite alarming. Dozens of families are being dragged through the courts by the banks while many have already lost their home. This is only adding to the housing crisis facing Donegal and many other parts of the country. The repossessions we’re witnessing here and in other regions are undermining the social fabric of our communities.“Repossession should be the last possible resort a financial institution turns to. But this government’s strategy has been to leave the banks in the driving seat and stack the deck against families who have fallen into arrears but want a sustainable way to keep their home and enter into process to resolve their situation.“Just one case in the 132 Civil Bills lodged in Letterkenny in the first six months of the year relates to a buy-to-let mortgage. The overwhelming majority are primary residents, which means dozens more families could soon be added to the social housing list in Donegal.“A record 2,472 households are now on the social housing waiting list in Donegal. This is an astounding 48% increase since 2013 and the list is growing by the day. It is a clear indication of the drastic state of the housing need in Donegal. The total number of people on the list, including families with dependents, is at least 4,300. This is a historical high and represents a serious crisis.” He added that the Department of Environment persists in drastically underestimating the Social Housing Needs assessment in Donegal, and as a result, its allocations for new housing construction are very wide off the mark and completely inadequate.“The combination of rising repossession cases and the stagnation of the social housing problem has created a significant crisis in Donegal, and one in which the Government has allowed spiral out of control with its policy of inaction.“Not only has Fianna Fáil put forward a fully costed housing policy, “Supporting Home Ownership – A National Housing Roadmap”, the party has been extremely proactive in area of mortgage distress. Until such time as these issues are seriously addressed, dozens more families in Donegal will continue to struggle to secure a home, while those in mortgage arrears live in fear of losing theirs”.ALARM AT NEW WAVE OF HOME REPOSSESSIONS IN DONEGAL COURTS was last modified: August 20th, 2015 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:courtsdonegalRepossessionslast_img read more