Mora/Parika NDC Chairman to end illegal vending, touting

first_imgAfter being re-elected Chairman of the Mora/Parika Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), Jaideo Sookho has outlined his plans and objectives to improve the lives of residents in his area.In an interview with Guyana Times the chairman noted that a wharf and “small stelling” will be constructed so that farmers can off- and on-load their produce. Farmers presently do so on and many sell at the Parika Stelling which times lead to confusion since passengers from various regions have to transit there.“We also have the desilting of the sea defence, the sea dam drains at Parika,” the NDC head further posited. Sookho also stated there will be construction works at the “Bhodoo Scheme” to improve the conditions of the roads.While Sookho noted a “satisfactory” feeling being re-elected as chairman, he observed that he will waste no time in restoring order to Parika. It was explained that some of the squatting areas will be regularised while the appropriate locations for car and bus parks are being identified. The chairman further told this newspaper he will ensure that “illegal vending” on the roadside will end.The NDC Chairman also responded to on-going complaints against “touting” of passengers, especially those arriving from other locations in Essequibo to make their way to Georgetown and between.“We have plans; we want to cut out this touting, find a proper monitor so we could get a turn system,” emphasised the chairman. When questioned as to when these measures will be made operational, Sookho said that after the second statutory meeting in April, these disclosures will be made public.Guyana Times has been informed that works on the Parika Stelling have commenced, following a prolonged period which saw many sections fall into a dilapidated state. Parika is strategic in the Essequibo area.Many farmers in Essequibo Islands, Coast and other inland locations use the Stelling as the point from where produce is transported to various locations in the country.It was in March that Guyanese observed Local Government Elections for the first time since 1994. Aside from recent problems in some districts, these polls saw a wide return of elected officials assuming the posts of councillors.last_img read more

Upstream Update Forum starts tomorrow morning

first_imgThe Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition is set to host its first Upstream Update Forum tomorrow morning at 7:00, at Fort St. John’s west-end Pomeroy Hotel.Jas Johal of the BC LNG Alliance, and Dr. Charles Jago, the former President of the University of Northern BC, will be the keynote speakers, and they’ll address the latest on the development of a BC liquefied natural gas industry, and the challenges and opportunities associated with resource development in general.In addition to resource industry proponents and the general public, the forum is expected to bring together, the Northern Rockies, Fort St. John, and Dawson Creek Chambers of Commerce, Energy Services BC, and the Northern BC Truckers Association.- Advertisement -While on-line registration has ended, you can still register at the door — and Mayor Lori Ackerman says about 100 are expected to attend the event.Despite recent region-wide expansion of the resource industry, the Coalition still has only three, northeast local government member jurisdictions, but Mayor Ackerman believes that will likely change once the rest of the region catches up to Fort St. John, Taylor, and Fort Nelson in terms industry history.Colin Griffith is the Coalition’s Executive Director:Advertisementlast_img read more

Eto’o hangs up his boots for ‘new challenge’

first_img0Shares0000Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o says his playing days are over © AFP/File / Filippo MONTEFORTEPARIS, France, Sep 7 – Cameroon’s four-time African Player of the Year Samuel Eto’o announced his retirement on Saturday at the age of 38, declaring “I need a rest”.“The end, towards a new challenge,” the former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker posted on Instagram. “Thank you all, big love, adrenalin.”“In a few months you’ll see me doing something new,” Eto’o, who has campaigned relentlessly against racism during his playing days, later said on the margins of an economic forum in DR Congo.“I need a rest, I’ve been running for 19-years,” he added light-heartedly in Kinshasa.He stands alongside Liberia’s current president George Weah and Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba as a great of African sport, and cuts a mythical figure in his homeland where he is close to national president Paul Biya.He is slated for a major role in the Confederation of African Football where he has vowed to fight corruption to ensure funds go into infrastructure.CAF president Ahmed Ahmed sais Eto’o would take up a key role in the African game.“Samual Eto’o will take charge of relations between the federations and CAF,” the Madagascan said last month.Samuel Eto’o is slated for a new career in politics and football admin © AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHEDThe most memorable period of his club career includes five hugely successful seasons with Barcelona from 2004 to 2009.Despite an unfortunate knack for ruffling feathers, a return of 108 league goals from just 145 matches in five stunning seasons with Barcelona pays testament to his talent.At his peak he enjoyed electric pace, impeccable touch and instinctive shooting to make him one of the most feared centre-forwards in the world.He won a pair of Champions League titles and three La Liga crowns before departing under a cloud for Inter Milan after rowing with Ronaldinho leading to Pep Guardiola showing him the dressing room door.He then spearheaded Jose Mourinho’s charge to a never to be forgotten treble with Inter of Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in his first season in Italy.Samuel Eto’o at the Brazil World Cup © AFP/File / Pierre-Philippe MARCOUHe led Cameroon to an impressive four World Cups in 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014 and enjoyed huge success at the Africa Cup of Nations as the Indomitable Lions won in 2000 and 2002.He was part of a golden generation that featured Rigobert Song, the late Marc-Vivien Foe and Geremi as Cameroon also won the gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, with the emerging Eto’o both scoring and converting a penalty in the shoot-out win over Spain in front of a blockbuster 114,000 crowd.His pace left him as his career slowed down with low stints at Russia’s Anzhi Makhachkala, Chelsea and Everton in the Premier League.Last year, after a short spell with Turkish side Konyaspor, he joined Qatar league side, Qatar Sports Club, his last club.0Shares0000(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Rookie pulls trick on Ducks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Ovechkin looked like anything but a rookie as he broke in from the blue line along the far boards in overtime. Defenseman Francois Beauchemin kept Ovechkin in front of him, but the barrier only proved to be a detriment to Giguere. As Ovechkin reached the center of the face-off circle, he let go of forehand that squeaked through the legs of both Beauchemin and Giguere at 3:04. The goal, his rookie-leading 30th, was also the Caps’ first in OT this season. “We wanted this game after we lost six in a row. We needed this,” said Ovechkin, referring to six-game the Caps (14-24-5) entered town with. More surprising than Ovechkin reaching a milestone in his young career was the Ducks’ inability to solve Brent Johnson, who filled in for the resting Olaf Kolzig. He entered with a gruesome .862 save percentage, a 2-5-0 record and not a whole lot of confidence. That changed when he stopped Ducks rookie Corey Perry with two spectacular saves in the first. In between, he kicked away what looked to be a sure goal off the stick of Travis Moen. ANAHEIM – His arms outstretched over his head, rookie sensation Alex Ovechkin fell in front of the near boards after slipping the puck past Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere in the second period. Replays showed that he merely lost an edge and fell forward. But to the naked eye, it appeared that the 20-year-old Russian winger was doing his best Superman impression. The Ducks (19-16-8) cracked him in the second with relatively weak goals by Joffrey Lupul and Moen, the latter tying the score at 2 with 2:16 left in the period. But Johnson shined in the third and in overtime, where he robbed Lupul with a stellar pad save in the first minute. “We created a lot of chances,” Carlyle said. “We had 24 or 25 scoring chances to their 14, by our count.” Notes: With half the season to play, Ovechkin is two goals from surpassing Bob Carpenter (1981-82) in goals scored by Washington rookies. His 55 points is 12 shy of the all-time team scoring mark, which is also set by Carpenter. … Forward Rob Niedermayer missed his fourth game since suffering a concussion on Jan. 1 against Nashville. He’s expected to resume off-ice workouts as soon as this weekend and could return to practice as early as next week. A.J. Perez, (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img And why not? Ovechkin’s heroics resulted in his first career hat trick as the Capitals came away with a 3-2 overtime victory – Washington’s first win of any kind this month – in front of 16,186 at the Pond on Friday night. “We got beat by a very special player tonight,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “He did everything he had to do to dominate the game in the goal-scoring department. He was a force out there at all times. … He’s the real deal.” last_img read more


first_imgGoogle adopt A startup.Pictured are Kaitriona McBride, Ian Harkin both from Arklu.Picture by Shane O’Neill Photography.Donegal company Arklu was this week announced as one of 30 high potential Irish Startups selected by Google Ireland to participate in its Adopt a Startup programme.Arklu will now receive 12 weeks of mentoring by a dedicated Google support team.The team will work with the Letterkenny company to develop and improve their overall business strategy and at the end of the 12 weeks they will be invited to take part in a Dragons Den style competition. “The principal aim of our Adopt a Startup programme is to assist Startups to develop their business strategies and provide them with hands-on support and advice on how they can take their enterprises even further,” explains Paddy Flynn, Head of Google Ireland’s Startup programme.He added “Now in its fourth year, this is a highly effective and successful initiative for Google in Ireland. Over two cycles of the program in 2015 we had 16 finalists and a total of 52 Startup participants. Many of these companies have gone on to raise significant capital funding and greatly increased their employee numbers.”He added, “This programme is a further opportunity for Google to support the Irish Startup ecosystem in a meaningful way. The calibre of participants in the Spring programme is very strong and it’s great to see that close to half of the companies are based outside of Dublin with a large number headed by female founders and co-founders.”Previous participating companies including Bizimply, FoodCloud, Jobbio and Beats Medical have all taken the skills developed during the mentoring programme back into their companies and their continuing success is well documented. For example Bizimply recently raised €2 million in investment funds and announced plans to open an office in the UK. Each of the Startups will receive 12 weeks hands-on mentoring, access to an exclusive lecture series at Google offices and Google Apps for Work licenses, free for a year. Successful Startups will also get the opportunity to pitch their developed business plans and results of the program to members of Google Ireland’s leadership team as well as prominent figures from the Irish Startup Community at a Grand Final in Google’s European Headquarters in July.Last year’s panel included external judges Patrick Walsh, Managing Director of DogPatch Labs and Kevin Sherry, Global Business Development with Enterprise Ireland. The winner will receive €10,000 Google AdWords credit and will also become eligible for the Google Cloud Platform for Startups program which comes with $20,000 Google Cloud credits.The Adopt a Startup Programme forms part of Google’s commitment to supporting the Startup community in Ireland through mentoring events such as Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur and hosting community events with partners like Startup Weekend and Enterprise Ireland. This commitment includes the expansion of the Google Tech Hub Network to Ireland by partnering with Dogpatch Labs a physical space for startups to work from and for community events.The Google Tech Hub partnership helps to open new doors to mentorship, investment and growth opportunities, and to help developers and entrepreneurs launch new ideas and turn them into thriving young companies. Irish Startups also avail of direct support from Google for Entrepreneurs programs in Dublin, London and the US.For more information go to DONEGAL COMPANY SELECTED FOR GOOGLE’S PRESTIGIOUS ADOPT A START-UP PROGRAMME was last modified: April 22nd, 2016 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:ARKLUdonegalGoogleIan Harkinlast_img read more


first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News:FootballAodh Ruadh extended their unbeaten league run to seven games in Buncrana, but it required some late heroics from Diarmaid McInerney to secure the points. The hosts were in good form and put up a good battle especially in the first half where they ran Ballyshannon ragged.Aodh Ruadh had opened the scoring with a goal from Barry Mulligan, but after that the Scarvey men took ownership of the game and the interval scores were 1-10 to 1-2 in their favour.The visitors had the wind behind them in the second period and a Seamus Kane goal provided Aodh Ruadh with the ideal start to the half.The Ernesiders confined the homesters to just one point in the second 30, while steadily eating into their lead. Diarmaid McInerney got the equaliser with a few minutes of normal time left, before stepping up to nail a tricky 30 metre dead ball to give Aodh Ruadh full points. We have a team sheet and pictures from the game up on Aodh Ruadh have one of their biggest games of the season to date this Sunday when they host promotion rivals Milford in Father Tierney Park. The senior game throws in at 3pm and is preceded by the reserves at 1.30pm.Under 14s continue their build-up to the championship game against Dungloe on July 7th. Training this Wednesday at 6.30pm with challenge game for the coming weekendThe under 12s play Four Masters this Wednesday in Father Tierney Park at 6.30pm. The is the last game of the round robin stages of the league and will determine which of the sides enjoys home advantage for the Southern Minor Board league final so a large Aodh Ruadh support for this one would be much appreciatedOur sincere condolences to under 10 coach James Bradshaw on the untimely passing of his brother Stephen. Our thoughts are with the family at this time.The under 8s had a good outing last Saturday in Donegal town. The As and Bs both had good wins over Dungloe. The Bs maintained their good start to the season with a draw against Four Masters. The As played really well against Four Masters, growing into the game as it went on. Our panel on the day was: Che Barron, Ben Daly, Stephen Doran, Anton Duffy, Cormac Finnegan, James Gallagher, Joseph Gibbons, Tom Holland, Sadhbh Hughes, Toirleach Hughes, Donagh Kelly, Tomás Keown, Sean Maguire, Jayden McGrath-Clyne; Dara McGloin, Garvey Meade, Bobby Melly, Ted O’Donnell, Dara O’Mahoney, Sean O’Neill, Corey Sheridan, Dathai Sheerin, Corey Sheridan, Alan Vaughan and Shay Winters.  We are down a couple jerseys, so if you happen to turn up one in your young fella’s gear, let us know! Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Karl Lacey will be head coach at the Lenovo Skills Hub football camp which commences on Tuesday, June 23rd and runs to Thursday June 25th from 10.30am to 2.30pm in Tír Chonaill Park, Donegal town. The camp is open to 13-16 year olds. Along with playing the games and expert coaching, a section of each day will be used to show best practice in Lifestyle choices such as nutrition, fitness levels, preparation for games, sun smart, and general advice from the inter-county players present. The camp costs €50 for one child with a reduced rate for second, third, and fourth. This can be paid on the day. We encourage all players to attend this camp as it has proven a useful developmental experience for players in the past. If anyone needs a lift contact Alan Sweeny on 0868052816.Euro-Shot ChallengeSheets will be going out over the next week to all underage players for Bord na nÓg’s inaugural Euro-Shot Challenge. The concept is simple, points win prizes. The more points your team scores, the more chance they have of winning a special team prize. There are three prizes on offer. The under 8s and under 10s will be competing for a team trip to Castle Adventure Open Farm. The under 12s and under 14s will face off for a team outing to Bundoran Cineplex. Meanwhile the under 16s and under 18s are competing for a beach party and barbecue sponsored by Kernan’s Spar. Shots are a €1 a go with the Euro-Shot Challenge taking place on Sunday 12th July in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. The more lines you sell, the more shots you get. But the important thing is putting the shots over the bar, which makes this fund-raiser a great way to hone one of the most important aspects of our games. All players will have to take a minimum number of shots, so even if you only score one point, it could be the one that wins that wins your team the prize. There are individual prizes for the top scorers in each team, while the overall highest scoring team will take home the handsome Euro-Shot Challenge Plate. To make it easier to sell lines, there are also two tickets to the Ulster final up for grabs, with the winners being drawn on the day of the Euro-Shot Challenge, a week before the final. Our special thanks to Kernan’s Spar, Eclipse Cinemas, Castle Adventure Open Farm and the Donegal Democrat for their sponsorship of this fund-raiser. Euro-Shot Challenge sheets can be downloaded directly from Aodh Ruadh senior hurlers returned to Ulster Táin League action on Friday evening against Setanta at the Cross. Lying second and third respectively in the league there was a lot to play for and the Aodh Ruadh men made their presence known from the outset with a well taken point from play by Kieran Kilgannon. Both teams traded points with Conor McNeeley and Jack Matthews getting on the scoreboard before Kevin Loughlin deflected a long range free into the back of the net to give the Ballyshannon men a three point lead going into half time on a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-6. The Aodh Ruadh men found it difficult to maintain the free flowing hurling of the first half and an early goal by the home side drew the sides level. Both sides fought tirelessly throughout the game until a fortuitous goal by Setanta near the end of the game proved the decisive score. Setanta emerged victors at the end of an evenly contested game on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-10. Despite the loss the Aodh Ruadh men can take a lot of pride in the way they performed on the day. There was some excellent performances from Barry Farragher in defence, Kieran Kilgannon in mid-field and Jack Matthews in attack. Next game is against Strabane’s Ná Seamroga on July 5th.Last Sunday the second All-County blitz for the under 8s and under 10s was held in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy. Once again we had the largest numbers of all clubs present. We had 24 under 8s and fielded three teams. Each of the teams did very well winning the majority of their games. The hard work being put in at training is being reflected in the blitzes this year. All of the squad is doing very well and the improvement over this year is very evident. We had nine under 10s and again they did very well with a very young team the majority in their first year at this level. They won three of their five games. It was the under 8s first time wearing their new jerseys sponsored by Loughlin Heating and Plumbing and they played as well as they looked. All in all it was a great day despite the poor weather. Many thanks to all the parents who brought the lads and lassies to the blitz and gave them great support throughout the day. We have pictures from the blitz up on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.The under 12 and under 16 leagues begin this Thursday with both teams in action at home. The under 12s take on neighbours Four Masters while the under 16s play Letterkenny Gaels.Training every Sunday at 12 noon for all underage groups. For any information required in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.LadiesThe under 14s commence their A championship campaign this Tuesday, 23rd June in Father Tierney Park against Naomh Conaill. Throw in is at 7pm, all players to be at the park for 6.15pm. This team has gone unbeaten this year and this game will be a good test of the side’s progress. We would like to see a big showing of Ballyshannon support up at the park to cheer the girls on. Under 14 training continues on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6pm to 7pm.The under 12s hosted Killybegs in Father Tierney Park last Wednesday for an enjoyable game. We have pictures from the match up on 12, under 10 and under 8 training continues on Mondays from 6pm to 7pm.Summer CampAodh Ruadh Summer Camp 2015 runs on Monday 6th July-10th July and Monday 13th July-17th July. The camp runs from 10am to 3pm daily. Each week the camp will cater for all ages from 6 to 14, both BOYS and GIRLS. Activities include skills training, fun and games, Gaelic football, camogie, rounders, hurling and swimming. Applicants should bring a packed lunch as no one will be allowed to leave camp during the day. The camp runs from 10am to 3pm. Cost is as follows: One child €70; Two children €120; Three children €180; Four children €200. For further information contact Sylvester Maguire on 0860532495.Reunion for 1990 Community Games championsThere will be a reunion on Saturday 29th August in Bridgend Bar for the 1990 Donegal and All-Ireland winning Community Games team of Aodh Ruadh. The team who won the county title that year were Stephen Ward, Paul Rafferty, Kenneth McGurren, Martin Gallagher, Sean Maguire, Anthony Sheerin, Gavin Rogers, David Greene, James Shannon, Brendan Boyle, Dermot Fox, David Hoey, Sean Perry, Matthew Hughes, Christy Coughlin, Barry Travers and Jamie McCauley. Michael ‘Sticky’ Ward was captain while Jim Kane was manager. Contact Sean Perry (0879105013) or Jim Kane (0862849425) for further details regarding this event.Cash for ClothesJuvenile Hurling Committee are having our annual clothes recycling campaign for the month of June. We are looking for all used clothes, shoes, handbags, bed linen, etc. For any information in relation to this recycling campaign please contact John Rooney 086-2587793, Tara Keenaghan 086-3331903 or Fionnula Gillespie 087-6668634.Club kitWe now have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34,  36 and 38) cost €22. We’ll have samples available and images on Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on For further details call Chris on 0868813553.Folk Festival launchAll are invited to a free concert in the Abbey Centre on Thursday 25th June at 8.30pm to launch the 38th Annual Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival. Come along and enjoy a night of music, song agus craic with one of Ireland’s most vibrant bands from Belfast – the Rapparees. Enjoy a glass of wine, some refreshments and a great night of entertainment – all brought to you by Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival.Abbey Centre BingoThe winner of last week’s €400 jackpot was Mrs Foley of Kinlough. This Friday is the June Big Bingo at 9pm in the Abbey Centre with a massive €3,000 prize fund Books priced at €15 for full book, €8 for a half bookor get the book and a half summer special for €20. The game seven summer snowball is now €400 on 49 numbers or less. Plus we still have our spot prize on 42 to be won!Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,200. The winning numbers drawn were 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Brendan Barron, Corker; Holly, Emma and Callum O’Neill, c/o O’Neill’s; Gethins family, Finner; and Caroline Patton, Creevy. Next draw in The Lantern with a Jackpot of €6,300 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: BORD NA NÓG.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website,, or e-mail your request to is the weekly e-mail newsletter from Aodh Ruadh GAA Club. If you have received it in error, please contact us at us on the social mediaFacebook: Aodh Ruadh CLGTwitter: @aodhruadh.GAA NEWS: HEROIC PERFORMANCE FROM DIARMAID MCINERNEY ENSURES AODH RUADH VICTORY was last modified: June 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s homegrown music project BEO is growing from strength to strength.The project, which sees students organise and promote their own rocks gigs, has been given a major thumbs up form the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO). BEO met with IMRO CEO Keith Johnson at his offices in Dublin and the music industry boss says that the project now needs a nationa media presence.“By the end of the meeting we had devised a plan to promote Comórtas BEO, led by Paddy Mc Kenna across the RTE network from talk-shows to breakfast shows and including an ambitious plan to feature on The Late Late,” revealed a spokesman for BEO.IMRO are also going to fund this Media drive.“This is very good news in all ways as it further cements the credibility of BEO publicly and allows us now to chase other commercial sponsors. If you feel you know of any company in a position to support please send them our way,” added the BEO spokesman. On asking Keith what was it that brought BEO to IMRO’s attention he credited Aodh Mac Giolla Chearra and Shannon Bheir from Colaiste Ailigh for a very energetic and passionate presentation at HWCH in October 2013.“This now brings our project to a new level a level where we will all need to work together to ensure we steer BEO in the right direction.” DDTV – DONEGAL’S BEO GETS NATIONWIDE SUPPORT FROM IMRO was last modified: June 17th, 2014 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:BeodonegalIMROlast_img read more

Futsal Super League: Yeak move to within a point of securing maiden League crown

first_imgYeak are six points ahead of second placed Park with just two games to play. (File Photos)Futsal Super League 2018/19Thursday, 16-05-2019International Futsal Courts, Mengo -Yeak Kabowa 6-2 Yap Stars -Equator 4-5 Parakeets-Nomad 4-5 Elephants-Dream 1-2 Bajim-Park 4-0 Kabowa United -Typhoon 3-4 Aidenal-Mengo City 2-2 CrownMENGO – A whopping 44 goals were scored on Match-Day 24 of the Futsal Super League 2018/19 season.Run away leaders scored six on the night as they defeated Yap Stars 6-2 in the day’s opening fixture.Shaffic Avemah helped himself to a hat-trick, Andrew Kayaga scored two while Timothy Sempiira added one as Yeak’s registered their 19th victory of the season.For Yap Stars, Saddiq Abubaker and Alfati Bogere were on the score-sheet for them.The victory sees Yeak maintain their six point lead at the top of the log with just two games to play.Yeak now require only a single point from their final two games to seal a first ever League title.For Yap who suffered their 21st defeat of the season, they remain rooted at the foot of the table with just 9 points from their first 24 games.On the same day, second placed Park kept their title hopes alive for at least another week as they took care of hapless Kabowa United 4-0.It was not an easy ride for Park especially in the first half as they led by only a single Iddi Babu goal.Babu (left) scored Park’s opening goal against Kabowa United on Thursday.However, it was in the second that Park turned on the heat, scoring three more unanswered goals to seal all three points.Shafick Mulangira *2 and Mark Kisenyi scored Park’s second half goals.The three points earned see Park maintain second spot with 54 points, six behind leaders Yeak after 24 games.Park will now have to pray that Yeak loses its last two games while they win by huge margins in theirs’ so as to steal the title from the noses of the Kabowa based side.For Kabowa United, they are still second from bottom with only 12 points accumulated so far this campaign.In the game involving defending champions Dream, their three match winning run was put to an end by Bajim (1-2).After a goalless first half, an Ibrahim Kamya brace undid Dream who could only see John Kitanda score a consolation for them, in the end.Dream who are the inaugural winners of the Futsal Super League and are into the final of the Cup, drop into 5th with their 41 points gathered so far.For Bajim, they climb into 4th on the standings, one point ahead of Dream.The the highest scoring fixtures of the day saw Parakeets defeat Equator 5-4 while Elephants came from 4-1 down to beat Nomad by the same scoreline (5-4).Both games saw one hat-trick apiece as Parakeets’ Arafat Ssentongo and Elephants’s Hassan Swaleh both found the net on three occasions in their respective teams’ victories.In the other two day’s fixtures, Crown were held to a 2-2 draw by Mengo City while Samuel Kabugo and Michael Kasozi each struck twice as Aidenal overcame Typhoon 4-3.Yeak’s Shaffic Avemah still leads the scoring charts with 41 goals, five ahead of teammate Enock Ssebagala.The Futsal Super League action returns with 7 games on Thursday next week.Comments Tags: AidenalBajimCrownDreamelephantsEnock SsebagalaEquatorFutsal Super LeagueIddi BabuKabowa UnitedMengo CityNomadParakeetsParkShaffic AvemahtopTyphoonYap StarsYeak Kabowalast_img read more

3 board members quit USA Gymnastics as more victims speak

first_imgLANSING, Mich. >> USA Gymnastics announced the resignations of three key leaders Monday while more women and girls told a judge about being sexually assaulted at the hands of a sports doctor who spent years with Olympic gymnasts and other female athletes.The resignations of chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley were announced in Indianapolis while a judge in Lansing, Michigan, heard a fifth day of statements from women and girls who said they were molested …last_img read more

Malaysia Airlines plane in landing accident

first_imgA Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737 has suffered a landing accident at Sibu Malaysia.Flight 2718 was operating from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu with 61 passengers and 6 crew and landed on Sibu’s runway 13 in very heavy rain at about 22.10 local time.Runway 13 is 2745 long but does not have an ILS.On touchdown the 737 went off the side of the runway and came to a stop on soft ground with the nose gear collapsed according to Aviation Herald.No injuries were reported but the 737 has sustained significant damage.According to the 737, is registered 9M-MXX and had its first flight in August 2014.last_img read more

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