All or nothing for Hunters

first_imgThe winner of this game books the second spot in the grand final and will meet the Townsville Blackhawks next weekend.The Jets will have the momentum and are coming off a big 54-26 over last year’s champions, the Northern Pride last week.For the Hunters, they know how to beat Jets having defeated them twice this season,  winning 40-28 in round 13 and 32-14 in round 22.The game will kick off at 3pm.The team: 1. Stargroth Amean 2. Oti Bland Tony 3. Noel Zeming 4. Edward Goma 5. Adex Wera 6. Israel Eliab (c) 7. Ase Boas 8. Henry Noki 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. Nickson Borana 12. Kato Ottio 13. Timothy Lomai 14. Warren Glare 15. Atte Bina 16. Willie Minoga 17. Thompson Teteh 18. David Lapua 19. Roger Laka .last_img

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The ‘war of 2021’, another conflict between UEFA and FIFA

first_imgThe world soccer calendar was not prepared for an alteration such as that caused by the coronavirus. The wars that UEFA and FIFA have been leading for years to dominate the world scene will culminate in 2021. The postponement of the European Championship clashes head-on with the idea of ​​FIFA to launch at full speed its new and expanded Club World Cup. The date for this World Cup with the best teams in the world was scheduled for June and July 2021. The change from what was originally planned and its dispute in 2022, in principle, involves very serious problems. FIFA had signed a multi-million dollar contract with China to host it, and while it will remain, it delays payments and paralyzes trade deals. Important changes in the calendar In addition to the purely economic and egos conflict, there is also a much larger one: the footballers. Players are not machines, they have been in charge of remembering from unions in all countries. However, this narrowing of the calendar will be mainly affected by them. Major league footballers will end the current season very late (there is even talk of stepping on July), but they will barely have time to rest thinking about the next course. Being Eurocopa season, they should start as soon as possible in August and thus end with enough time to prepare for the continental tournament. They will hardly have vacations or rest. Some competitions will join them with others.The same will be repeated in 2022 with those who play the Club World Cup, which will prevent them from having a free summer once again.. It must be remembered that in November of that same year the Qatar World Cup will be held. That is, it may be the case that some footballers link three consecutive summers without resting and having to face international tournaments before facing the first World Cup in history. A calendar overload that once again highlights the battle of FIFA and UEFA to dominate it. There is no room for another tournament; nor, far from it, a crisis like this one of the coronavirus.last_img read more

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Sand Mining Threatens Harper

first_imgGregory Street, which is one of the major streets in Harper, Maryland County, is seriously under threat of being swallowed by violent waves from the Atlantic Ocean.Some of the houses are vulnerable to the sea as coconut trees that once beautified the beach have already been swept away by the encroaching ocean.Areas from Lake Sheppard toward the Port of Harper are also under threat, while the Fanti Town community and a stretch of road used by logging trailers are becoming inaccessible.Meanwhile, the city authority of Harper blames the threat of erosion on persistent sand mining by local residents. According to a well placed source in the Harper City authority, sand mining is the chief source of the threat from the sea. He, however, said they are putting mechanisms in place to curtail the practice. When the Daily Observer reporter visited the beach around the lake, trucks and tractors were seen loaded with sand mined from the affected areas.“The pile of sand between the lake and sea (the bar) is one of the areas sand is mined in the city,” a resident said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Lawrence promises to halt rental of controversial drug bond by December 2018

first_imgAfter doling out $264 million on the Sussex Street bond, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence has announced Government will halt the rental of that Charlestown facility owned by Linden Holdings Inc by the end of 2018.Lawrence, in 2017, had promised that the rental of the Sussex street drug bond would be no more by the end of that year. The bond is currently being rented by the Ministry to house a CT Scanning machine.According to Lawrence, the expensive piece of equipment requires stringent specifications for storage and, according to the Minister, the bond fits these requirements.The machine is to be sent to the Bartica Regional Hospital upon completion of a building to install the equipment. This building at Bartica is currently under construction and will be completed shortly.“As soon as they (the regional authorities give us clearance that the room is ready,Public Health Minister Volda Lawrencewe are ready to remove that CT scanner to Bartica and give up that bond. As a matter of fact, I am on record saying that as of the December 31, 2018, the Ministry of Public Health will not be renting any more bonds,” Minister Lawrence explained.Lawrence noted that the Ministry has budgeted for the construction of a drug bond in Kingston, Georgetown, while expansion work on the Diamond bond is underway, while outlining that the Ministry’s adoption of a new procurement system for drugs and medical supplies will require them to have adequate, specified and suitable spaces for the storage of these supplies.The Health Minister’s utterances comes on the heels of the revelation made in National Assembly, in response to questions on notice from the parliamentary Opposition, that the State has paid out over $264 million in rental fees.In the response tabled in the National Assembly during Monday’s sitting, Lawrence stated that from July 2016 to March 2018, the sum of $264.5 million was paid to Linden Holdings Incorporated.This company is linked to local businessman Larry Singh, a People’s National Congress (PNC) financier.When it comes to action being taken to end the arrangement, Lawrence revealed that a Notice of Quit dated October 31, 2016, was sent by the then Permanent Secretary of the Public Health Ministry, Trevor Thomas.Further, current Permanent Secretary Colette Adams had sent a reminder dated October 3, 2017. There is no mention of the company’s response to these notices. As of March, it is understood that the bond was still being rented.The transaction first came to light in 2016 during consideration of Financial Papers, when it was discovered that Government had in fact entered a contract to pay a VAT-excluded $12.5 million monthly rental to Linden Holdings Inc for the storage of drugs and medical supplies.It was also discovered that $25 million was already spent as a security deposit, in addition to $12.5 million, representing monthly rentals from August to DecemberThe Sussex Street drugs bond2016. The sums were paid to the Linden Holdings Inc.The criticisms that erupted after the scandal that occurred under then Health Minister, Dr George Norton, led President David Granger to set up a Cabinet sub-committee to investigate the matter and make recommendations.That committee which comprised Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman as the Chairman; Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of State Joseph Harmon concluded that the contract should be terminated or re-negotiated, since a similar facility could have been found at a cheaper rate.During the debate on the 2017 Budget in December 2016, a parliamentary delegation accompanied by the media visited the bond and found condoms, lubricants and some unused refrigerators, but no pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.The parliamentary Opposition has since formally requested that the Public Procurement Commission investigate the transaction.It has since been reported in the media that the expensive CT-scanner that the Minister is referring to is worth approximately $1.8 million, while the monthly rent of the bond exceeds $12 million.last_img read more

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Leopards find spots, Tusker stagger to form

first_img0Shares0000Tusker FC’s Mike Madoya (left) and Luke Namanda (right) scored as Tusker whipped Sofapaka 3-1 in Machakos on Saturday September 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 – Sleeping giants AFC Leopards seem to have finally found their mojo back after a second successful Kenyan Premier League victory took them second on the standings with seven points.Ingwe who started their season with a 1-0 loss to Kakamega Homeboyz have picked back to back wins against Wazito and Chemelil Sugar, their four-star weekend performance against the sugar millers in Mumias earning them the plaudits. Slowly but surely, leopards seem to be getting their act together, with not much of side show dramas that have punctuated their seasons year in year out since they last won the league title in 1998.John Mark Makwatta, a deadline day signing for Ingwe after turning down rivals Gor Mahia has proved a bargain after his brace against Chemelil took his tally to three this season, having scored the lone goal in the win over Wazito.Tusker FC players celebrate one of their goals against Tusker FC during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, Robert Matano’s Tusker FC have also stepped up from their opening day hangover. The brewers have won back to back matches against Zoo Kericho and Sofapaka, recovering from the opening day 5-2 spanking they suffered at the hands of champions Gor Mahia.The brewers were in destructive form, hitting Sofapaka 3-1 in Machakos on Sunday, a result that sent a statement of intent.“We started the season slow because we had so many injuries and for the opening game, up to six first team players were missing. We have some players back and also we have worked to correct our weaknesses and that is why you see the results have improved,” Matano stated.“Winning back to back is great for us because it improves our confidence. But we have to remain consistent and work harder. We need to focus on our next game and look for this same performance,” the tactician stated.Sofapaka meanwhile under their new coach Divaldo Alves have not yet quite gotten off the ground with the Portuguese tactician decrying gift goals to Tusker in the loss.“We had a very good first half and then in the second half, we conceded in the same way. The defense was slow to react and we were punished. Also, the chances we created in the first half and missed came back to haunt us,” Alves pointed out.Sofapaka have won just one game, a 4-0 spanking of Chemelil Sugar while they picked a point away to Ulinzi Stars in a 0-0 draw.Wazito FC’s Victor Ndinya (centre) celebrates his goal against Zoo Kericho with Derrick Onyango (left) and Paul Acquah. PHOTO/Wazito/TwitterWazito FC finally won their first Kenyan Premier League match in the fourth time of asking after laboring to beat Zoo Kericho 2-0.The high spending Wazito had drawn back to back matches against Nzoia and Western Stima before losing to Leopards, but the win away to Zoo will go a long way in improving their confidence.Western Stima meanwhile retained their unbeaten start to the season after a 2-1 win over Kisumu All Stars in the ‘Mboka Derby’ with the league newcomers still winless after four games.Elsewhere, the much talked about ‘Slum Derby’ pitting Kariobangi Sharks and Mathare United ended up being a stale affair, the two sides firing blanks in a 0-0 draw in Machakos.It was yet another game that lacked the explosiveness of a derby, both sides being afraid to have a go at each other and playing with caution in their breast pockets.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Transfer gold: Bundesliga ace earns Liverpool move after displays at Euros

first_img 2 2 Patrik Berger signed for Liverpool on 1 August, 1996 center_img It has been 20 years since Patrik Berger’s flowing locks became a permanent feature in England.The midfielder had starred in the Czech Republic’s charge to the Euro 96 final – hosted on these shores – and was one of a number of players who earned transfers to Europe’s biggest clubs.But while Man United made a move for the skilful Karel Poborsky, Reds manager Roy Evans saw enough in his 23-year-old team-mate to pay £3.25m and take him from Borussia Dortmund to Liverpool on 1 August, 1996.And there’s no question about who got the better deal.A super start saw Berger score four goals in his first three games and there were some truly memorable highlights in a seven-year Anfield career. Those included a glorious free-kick against Man United and other classy finishes against Spurs and Chelsea, while his pass to Michael Owen led to the striker scoring against Arsenal in the 2001 FA Cup final.That was the treble winning season, but by then injuries were taking their toll and he eventually left for Portsmouth in 2003 before retiring in 2010 at 36.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 1, 7, 23 and 27. There were 3 match 3 winners. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €5,100 and Match 3 is €60. The team selling Killotto this week is Rita Nolan’s team. Next week sellers 27th of October are Ladies Team A. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Eileen Gallagher, Glenties. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,200 on 50 calls.The Senior Reserve Team will face St. Eunan’s in the championship quarter final on Saturday October 20th @5:00pm in Glenfin, your support for the lads would be greatly appreciated. Killybegs seniors played St Eunan’s in the quarter finals of the championship last Sunday evening in McCool Park. The seniors lost 2-15 0-07The next monthly Bord Na nOg meeting will take place on Wednesday October 24th at 8:30pm (sharp)!GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 16th, 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:Killybegs GAA Club noteslast_img read more

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The 2010 World Cup All-Star Team included two Man United flops and Spain legends

first_img 13 13 13 13 13 Iniesta scored the winning goal in the final as Spain claimed their first World Cup 13 Andres Iniesta scored the winning goal in the final to down the Netherlands and secure Spain their first ever World Cup, and the second of their three successive international successes; La Roja won the European Championship of 2008 and they repeated that feat two years after the World Cup in 2012.The 2010 finals did not provide particularly great entertainment, with some displays of poor football soundtracked by the endless drone of the vuvuzela. Nonetheless, some great players showed off their best skills, including Golden Ball winner Diego Forlan, and Germany’s Thomas Muller, who finished as joint-top scorer and was named the best young player at the tournament.Forlan and Muller were two of the stars of 2010, but who else performed that summer in South Africa? The World Cup All-Star Team is named to remember the best performers, and you can see who was selected below, alongside their @OfficialPanini stickers for the tournament …2010 FIFA WORLD CUPHosts: South AfricaChampions: SpainRunners-up: NetherlandsThird place: GermanyFourth place: UruguayTop scorer: Diego Forlan (Uruguay) / Thomas Muller (Germany) / Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) / David Villa (Spain) – 5 goalsBest Player: Diego Forlan (Uruguay)Best Young Player: Thomas Muller (Germany) 13 2010 WORLD CUP ALL-STAR TEAM DEFENCE: Maicon (Brazil)Maicon made his mark on the 2010 World Cup despite Brazil being knocked out at the quarter-final stage. The athletic, forward thinking right-back scored a memorable goal from a near-impossible angle against North Korea which caught the eye in the group stage. He came into the tournament off the back of a treble-win with Inter Milan, but his career would soon go downhill after this moment as he was famously terrorised by Gareth Bale at the San Siro a season later. MIDFIELD: Andres Iniesta (Spain)Having left Barcelona at the end of the 2017/18 season, Iniesta will have one last hurrah for his country at the 2018 World Cup. Without doubt, the highlight of what has been a glorious career came in 2010 as the midfielder’s dazzling displays throughout the tournament propelled Spain to the final. His 116th minute goal against the Netherlands will live forever in the hearts of every Spanish fan who watched the tournament, as it allowed them to bear witness to their country conquering world football for the first time. The 2018 World Cup is just around the corner, so talkSPORT.com are trawling through the archives to relive past tournaments.Today we are taking a look at the 2010 edition, won by a quite brilliant Spain side in South Africa, the first ever African nation to host the finals. DEFENCE: Carles Puyol (Spain)Casillas may have been captain of Spain, but Puyol was undoubtedly their talisman. Barca’s big-haired centre-back was vital to the defence which kept clean sheets in every knockout round of the 2010 World Cup and even scored the semi-final winning goal with a thunderous header against Germany. FORWARD: Diego Forlan (Uruguay)Endearingly hapless at Manchester United, Forland was dynamite in shooting Atletico Madrid to Europa League glory. He stood out in in 2010 as the first player to truly know what the hell to do with the unpredictable Jabulani ball and it brought him five goals (three from outside the area), and saw him deservedly named player of the tournament and take him the Golden Player trophy.center_img 13 13 DEFENCE: Sergio Ramos (Spain)Despite their differing club allegiances, Ramos stood side-by-side with Puyol at the heart of Spain’s impenetrable defence. The Real Madrid man played every minute of the 2010 World Cup and topped the tournament’s ‘Castrol Performance Index.’ His versatility at the time, playing both right-back and centre-back, proved to be a great asset for his country. 13 FORWARD: David Villa (Spain)Perpetually underrated striker who has (easily) scored more World Cup goals than any other Spaniard. Villa got three in Germany in 2006, but showed his true class in South Africa four years later. His five goals included two match winners – against Portugal in the last 16 and Paraguay in the quarters – as Spain lifted the trophy for the first time. He scored his ninth goal – a quality back heel – in the 2014 edition during a 3-0 win against Australia. It was his 59th and final international goal for Spain and a stylish way to say goodbye in what was a disappointing tournament. Villa remains the country’s top scoring player.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. MIDFIELD: Xavi (Spain)Winning became an addiction for Xavi, the great Barcelona and Spain midfielder, who combined intelligence, technique and composure to great effect. He operated as a midfield conductor as his country won both the Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup and in South Africa he completed a 544 passes, more than any other player. GOALKEEPER: Iker Casillas (Spain)Casillas was already considered a modern great heading into the 2010 World Cup, but staked his claim as an all-time legend with his performance at the tournament. The Real Madrid man was Spain’s captain when they lifted the trophy at Euro 2008 and carried this experience onto the biggest stage of all, keeping clean sheets in all four of his country’s knockout matches. 13 MIDFIELD: Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands)Perennial Manchester United target Sneijder was unlucky to not win the Ballon d’Or in 2010 for his performances in guiding Inter Milan to the Champions League that year, and then helping the Netherlands to the World Cup final. The talented playmaker was joint top scorer at the competition with five goals, and such performances established him as one of Europe’s finest midfielders. He never did get that move to Old Trafford, though. 13 MIDFIELD: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)A winner in 2014, Germany lit up the tournament four years earlier with Schweinsteiger as the midfield anchor. The result was some breathtaking football, culminating in hugely impressive wina against England (4-1) and Argentina (4-0). Schweinsteiger retired from international football in 2016 with 121 caps as Germany’s fourth-most capped player, behind Lothar Matthaus (150), Miroslav Klose (137) and Lukas Podolski (129). Here was a true leader of a team. 13 DEFENCE: Philipp Lahm (Germany)Lahm became the youngest player to captain Germany at a World Cup after Michael Ballack withdrew from the 2010 tournament due to injury.  He led his fresh-faced Germany side to the semi-finals, where they were eliminated by Carles Puyol’s famous header. The experience that Lahm and the rest of his young Germany side picked up in South Africa would prove crucial four years later when he picked up the trophy in Brazil.last_img read more

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I’VE GOT A GOLDEN TICKET – EVEN IF I’M SOAKING WET!

first_imgSo is this how Charlie Bucket felt when he stood outside Willy Wonka’s factory all those imaginary years ago?Last night the Wonka factory in question was the Glenswilly GAA club.They weren’t handing out everlasting gobstoppers or lifetime’s supply of chocolate. Nope, it was something much sweeter than that.It was All-Ireland tickets – passes to two hours of Donegal GAA history in the making.The gravel carpark of Glenswilly was packed to overflowing as I arrived fifteen minutes after the opening time of 7.30pm.The queue reminded me of a dole queue – apprehension laced with an air of expectancy. As much as everyone was expecting to receive their allocation of tickets, nobody was taking anything for certain until they had them in their hands.And of course it rained.Not that anybody cared.The small matter of getting a little wet is no price to pay when such rewards are beyond the gates of Mr Wonka’s factory.Inside the factory the workers (Paul Gallagher, Paddy Devine, Brendan Walsh, Paddy and Sharon McGinty) were busy taking names, ticking boxes, taking cash and allocating the golden tickets. Few dared speak of the levy of €5 put on each ticket by the county board for the players fund.Rightly or wrongly, such are the minor details of life – when life is flowing in the right direction.And in a heartbeat the deal was done.A cool €170 in exchange for two golden tickets inside a white envelope. Oh and not forgetting the two tickets to the draw for some cash and more golden passes.When I got home the young fella was sitting at the top of the stairs in his nightclothes wondering if it had been mission accomplished.I gave him the thumbs up and he begged me to see the two golden tickets.He asked me where they were for and I told him the Hogan Stand Upper.They could have been for the top of the GPO because it didn’t matter.He was going to watch Donegal play in the All Ireland final.He was going to see his fellow clubmen Murphy, Gallagher and McFadden do battle to bring Sam home to Donegal.It’s the kind of days that fathers and mothers dream of for their sons and daughters.Memories. Snapshots in time. Good times. Honest times. Irish times.Oh, I’ve got a golden ticket ………..I’VE GOT A GOLDEN TICKET – EVEN IF I’M SOAKING WET! was last modified: September 18th, 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:All Ireland ticketsdonegalglenswillylast_img read more

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COMMUNITY ALERT: SPATE OF CAR THEFTS ACROSS COUNTY

first_imgCOMMUNITY ALERT: A recent spate of car thefts across Donegal may be linked to criminal gangs operating in the county.During one incident this week a car stolen in Rathmullan was located 4okms away in Castlefin.The theft comes after several other incidents in and around Letterkenny in recent weeks. Gardaí are reminding car owners to lock their vehicles at all times when not using them, especially at night. COMMUNITY ALERT: SPATE OF CAR THEFTS ACROSS COUNTY was last modified: February 22nd, 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:car thievescastlefincommunity alertdonegalRathmullantheftWarninglast_img read more

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