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Galway Book Place In Connacht Minor Football Final – The Commentary

first_imgHere is another chance to hear the the commentary of that win with Ollie Turner, Frank Morris and Kevin Dwyer Galway defeated Roscommon by 1-13 to 1-7 in the Connacht Minor Football Semi-Final played on Wednesday last in Pearse Stadium Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Galway will face Sligo in the Connacht Final on July the 9th in Pearse Stadium. Throw in at 12 Noon.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Ceres eyes another celebration at home

first_imgFor Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ The Busmen, who reached the AFC Cup Asean zonal finals at the expense of Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta’zim last Wednesday, are actually making their home debut.It will be the first of four meetings this season for the two clubs, but Global skipper Misagh Bahadoran vowed there won’t be any letup from his side with the match coming just four days after its heartbreaking loss to Home United in the AFC Cup zonal semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“We have a chance to move on from the loss in the AFC Cup,” said Bahadoran. “Ceres is a good team and they always bring out the best in our team so it’s going to be a good match.”While the Busmen are riding high on their historic achievement, Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic reminded his players that they’d be facing a Global squad that had dealt Ceres some painful defeats. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working MOST READ Panaad Stadium hopes to host another celebration after playing witness to Ceres-Negros’ historic run in the AFC Cup. —STEPHEN ANG/CONTRIBUTORBACOLOD CITY—Three days removed from its historic victory in the AFC Cup, Ceres-Negros shifts its focus back on the Philippines Football League (PFL) as it collides with rival Global-Cebu in an all-Visayas encounter on Saturday.Kickoff for the biggest match of the season so far is at 4 p.m. at Panaad Stadium, where Ceres will also parade the returning Stephan Schrock and Spanish winger Antonio Bello.ADVERTISEMENT “Global is one of the stronger teams in the PFL,” said Vidakovic.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Will break favor BaliPure, Power smashers? LATEST STORIES Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

Another display of witch-hunting

first_imgDear Editor,I will wholly agree with the Leader of the Opposition’s response to the unjustified charges of misconduct in public office. There is no basis for such a charge, since Dr Ashni Singh was carrying out the mandate of Cabinet.According to reports, the three plots of land were sold for $31.9 million, $18.5 million and $5.8 million per acre. This is not a case where the buyers colluded with the minister or the Government to commit a fraud. There is no evidence to suggest that.Chapter 73:05 Financial Management and Accountability Act, Section 85 clearly states the criminal liability of an official. It states that an official who falsifies any account, statement, receipt or other record issued or kept for the purposes of this Act, the Regulations, the Finance Circulars or any other instrument made under this Act, or conspires or colludes with any other person to defraud the State or make opportunity for any person to defraud the State, or knowingly permits any other person to do so, is guilty of an indictable offence.It is clear that SOCU came up empty-handed but the political dictates must ensure that the previous Government faces public embarrassment in yet another display of witch-hunting. It must be recalled that they had made public utterances about corruption and stealing of public funds, which they abysmally failed to substantiate even though millions were spent on CoIs, so now they must appease their supporters.But even among their die-hard supporters, there are many who have realized that all of this is a drama into futility. These are just baseless and spurious allegations! This is wasteful spending to enrich a few of their cronies.Let me refresh and enlighten the public what took place in 1991 when there was an insane haste by the PNC Government to privatize more than 40 state entities. That was the time when our per capita income was just around US$370.In February 1991, the PNC Government sold Demerara Woods Limited for 9.7 million pounds sterling to Lord Beaverbrook, and he obtained a 50-year lease of 1.1 million acres of rainforest. Two months later, he sold his interests for 61 million pounds sterling. In 1992 it was resold for 74 million pounds. It was estimated that the rainforest alone at that time was valued between US$160 million and $206 million.Another similar case is Guyana Timbers Limited. The book value of this entity was stated at US$130 million, but it was sold for a paltry US$23.2 million in 1991. Registration and other fees amounting to US$1.6 million were waived.The GRMMA complexes at Black Bush Polder and Corriverton were sold off in 1991 for US$3.8 million, but these complexes were valued at US$14.9. The Complexes at Ruimzeigt and Wakenaam and fertile lands were sold for US$2.5 million, the valuation was for US$8.5 million. At Anna Regina, the Complex valued at US$14.2 million was sold for US$4.2 million. In all these cases, local investors made higher bids, but the complexes were sold to foreigners. These are just a few.When the PPP/C took office in 1992, they could have done a lot to embarrass the PNC, and even prosecute many of the ministers; but it was a time for healing, reconciliation and nation building. Instead, the PPP/C put their shoulders to the plough and started a Herculean effort to build this nation from scratch, since our economy was comprehensively bankrupted and the masses were literally starving. Our debts were so debilitating that only 5% of our GDP could be used to run the country! The remaining 95% went towards repayment of debts and interests! It was a crime to have certain food items!Let us contrast with what this PNC-majority- controlled Government inherited. They inherited a booming economy that was on an upward trajectory. They inherited a full Treasury and a GDP per capita from US$370 to US$4,000. Yet this Government is bent on a collision course with the Opposition, although they preached about social cohesion and a good life for all Guyanese. Instead of continuing the nation building process, we find that this Government is now using the ‘red herring’ fallacy to divert attention away from the crumbling economy and the cancerous manifestation of corruption, mismanagement, cronyism, and unaccountability.This Government should provide answers to the Auditor General on how nearly $1 billion was spent on the D’Urban Park project. There are missing financial records, and the company has since been liquidated. The Government should provide answers to the lopsided oil contract, the many allegations of corrupt public procurement and cronyism, among many others. We need CoIs on these as well.I am sure that all these vexatious and vengeful efforts by the Government will come to nothing. I fully support the conclusions of Dr Jagdeo. The approval to sell came from Cabinet having received recommendations from the Privatization Unit and the Board.Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region 6last_img read more

ALERT seizes fentanyl pills from alleged dealer in Grande Prairie

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — A 50-year-old Grande Prairie man was arrested last Friday following an investigation by police.Grande Prairie Mounties and ALERT’s organized crime and gang team executed search warrants at two homes on June 9th. During a search at an apartment complex in Patterson Place, a suspect dumped a bag of fentanyl pills onto the grass of the building’s common area while attempting to flee. Investigators painstakingly recovered the pills, while the suspect was arrested without further incident.In total, 122 fentanyl pills were seized, along with 8.2 grams of cocaine and $1,590 cash proceeds of crime. 50 year-old Grande Prairie resident Kadir Gobana has been charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and one count each of possession of the proceeds of crime, and obstructing a peace officer. He is set to appear in court on June 14th.- Advertisement -Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.last_img read more

Gay and Felix lead gold haul for Americans

first_imgTRACK AND FIELD: Sprinters help the U.S. men’s and women’s 400-meter relay teams to victories. By Bob Baum THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OSAKA, Japan – Tyson Gay joined some fast, fast company. USC senior Allyson Felix is a race away from doing the same. The powerhouse pair helped the United States sweep the men’s and women’s 400-meter relays Saturday night at the World Track and Field Championships in noisy, packed Nagai Stadium. Gay joined Carl Lewis and Maurice Greene as the only men to win three gold medals at one world meet. Gay is soft-spoken, but his part-time coach Jon Drummond can talk enough for both of them. “He’s the cheetah,” Drummond said. “He lurks very quietly, you don’t know he’s there, and then he’s there and he jumps out real fast and gets his food. Yeah, he’s the cheetah.” Felix, winner of the 200 meters on Friday night, earned her second gold and can get a third in the women’s 1,600-meter relay in meet’s final session today. Only one other woman has won three golds in the meet’s history – Marita Koch of East Germany at the first world championships in 1983. “I didn’t know that,” Felix said. “It’s special. This was my first relay tonight. It was a great feeling and I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.” Even though he won the 100 and 200 meters earlier in the meet, Gay did not run the anchor leg. He ran third, on the curve, leaving young LeRoy Dixon to match up with world record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica in the last 100 meters. “A lot of people were saying I should be on anchor,” said Gay, who ran nine races in eight days in Osaka. “The coaches asked me to run third leg to give us the lead, and we would have no problem.” There was a problem, though, when longtime relay partner and former Arkansas teammate Wallace Spearmon handed off the baton to Gay. “That was the worst handoff we ever had,” Gay said. “I think that shows that just getting the stick around we should be able to be victorious every time.” At the worlds, the U.S. men have won every 400-meter relay in which they didn’t drop the baton or weren’t disqualified. That’s seven titles in 11 world championships. At the last worlds in 2005, they didn’t make it past the first exchange in the qualifying heat. “I’m extremely tired,” Gay said, “but my teammates told me `Let’s come out and do it one more time.”‘ Dixon, sixth in the 100 at the U.S. championships, came through with a strong anchor leg to punctuate the Americans’ 37.78-second victory. “We were questioning it in the beginning about putting me at anchor because we thought the world’s fastest man should be anchor,” he said, “but I guess the coaches knew what they were doing. I guess that’s why we’re the athletes and they’re the coaches.” Felix is the reigning, two-time world champion and Olympic silver medalist in the 200, but this was her first relay in either of those major international meets. The 21-year-old ran the second leg, taking the handoff from Lauryn Williams and handing it off smoothly to Mikele Barber. Torri Edwards, a disappointing fourth in the 100 and 200, held off 100-meter champion Veronica Campbell of Jamaica to give the United States the victory in 41.98 seconds. “I definitely didn’t want to go home empty-handed,” Edwards said. The Americans also got a gold from Brad Walker in the pole vault. Heading into today’s final day of competition, the United States has 22 medals, 11 of them gold. Two years ago in Helsinki, the Americans won 25 medals, including a record 14 gold. Walker won by being the first to clear 19 feet, 23/4.160Want 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

Man United target hoping for central role at Real Madrid this season after downing Tottenham

first_img1 Gareth Bale insisted he was happy at Real Madrid after playing a starring role in the 2-0 win over former club Tottenham at the Audi Cup in Munich.The Welshman has come in for some criticism from the fans in the Spanish capital since his £85.3million world-record move two years ago and has often been linked with a move to Manchester United.Former Red Devils captain Bryan Robson has been one of the cheerleaders for a move to Old Trafford but, after scoring the second goal for Real on Tuesday night, Bale made it clear he is still very settled in Spain.“I am confident anyway, but it’s great to have the support of the manager and the president and, hopefully, I can repay them now with goals and trophies,” he told national newspapers.New Real boss Rafael Benitez deployed Bale in a central attacking role against Spurs and the former left-back believes that is where he can do his best work, although he faces serious competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.“I have spoken to the manager about playing through the middle,” he added. “I’m able to go out to the left, the right and the centre which is what I was doing at Tottenham and what I do at Wales, and that’s where I play my best football so it’s something I’m enjoying.“It’s my best position. I feel when I played for Tottenham I played my best football there. When I play for Wales I play there and play my best football.“So, for me, that’s my position and that’s where I play my best. It’s where I want to play.” Gareth Bale last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, August 28

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…The representatives of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea are confident of securing his long-anticipated switch to Real Madrid before Tuesday’s transfer deadline. The Red Devils have slapped a £35m price tag on the Spaniard, but could accept an offer of around £30m. (Daily Mirror)Kevin De Bruyne has received an “astonishing, astonishing” offer to join Manchester City, according to the playmaker’s current club Wolfsburg. The former Chelsea man is set to earn around £200,000-a-week at the Etihad, where he will move for a fee between £55m and £57m with add-ons. (Daily Telegraph)Chelsea are look for alternatives for young England defender John Stones, with Everton set to turn down a fourth bid of £38m. The Blues are, however, still in the hunt for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. (The Independent)£20m Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is set to follow Mario Balotelli out of Anfield and agree a season loan deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce. (Daily Mail)West Ham striker Andy Carroll’s shock move to Spanish side Sevilla has fallen through after the Hammers’ bid to sign £11.5million striker Simone Zaza collapsed. (Daily Mail)Besiktas are chasing a last-minute deal for Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel, with the Turkish giants turning to the Nigerian after their move for Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva fall through. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest headlines…Reports – Manchester United ready to spend £100m by close of transfer windowKevin de Bruyne update: Belgian playmaker will be a Man City player by the weekend, talkSPORT toldExclusive – Steve Bruce has ‘no worries’ for Manchester United if David de Gea moves to Real MadridEverton ‘will buckle’ and sell John Stones, says former Blues starEverton ‘have great plans’ for John Stones – Roberto Martinez reiterates Chelsea target is not for saleEverton chairman Bill Kenwright confirms club have rejected Chelsea target John Stones’ transfer requestBayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-Min wants to leave for Tottenham, talkSPORT toldWest Brom chief Jeremy Peace rules out Saido Berahino exit and slams Tottenham and Daniel LevyWest Ham blow! AC Milan move for Alex Songlast_img read more


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Whittier dumps Peninsula

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 5:05 p.m. Whittier got two goals each from three players and goalkeeper Anthony Laner stopped seven shots as the Cardinals defeated visiting Peninsula, 8-5, in a nonleague boys water polo game today. Cory Baccus, Miguel Villalobos and John Schmidtbauer each scored twice as the Cardinals spotted the Panthers a 2-1 first-quarter lead, then roared back with four second-period goals to take command for good. Whittier improved to 16-7 while Peninsula slipped to 11-13.last_img read more