Western Bureau:Forward Dijon Scott stung his former team with two clinical finishes as Munro College defeated Lacovia 4-2 in Santa Cruz yesterday in Group E of the 2015 ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup.The win sealed Munro’s place in the Inter-Zone round behind group winners St. Elizabeth Technical. Lacovia also advance as one of the best third-place teams.Champions Clarendon College, 18 points, also sealed group honours with a 3-0 win over Thompson Town in Group H, while Lennon High (15 points) finished as runners-up.At the Treasure Beach Sports Park, STETHS clipped Newell 1-0 to move to 21 points and another top-of-the-group finish.Lacovia, who came into the game as leaders of a very impressive group, were undermined inside the first 15 minutes. They then, in the 61st minute, lost Akeem Brown, who was red carded for a bad foul on Munro’s Carlos Palomares.Winning goalsScott, who donned the sky blue for Lacovia last year, scored Munro’s last two goals in the 60th and 69th minutes, respectively, to follow up his teammates’ opening salvo to spark a frantic celebration on the sidelines.Roshane Walker profited from a defensive error to fire Munro in the lead in the ninth minute. Oshane Staple then levelled the score for Lacovia with a powerful shot in the 10th minute.Munro regained the lead in the 13th minute when Timar Lewis lobbed the advancing Lacovia goalkeeper.”This is a fulfilling moment for us because we prepared well for this game,” said Munro coach Keveral Stewart.Former champions Frome Tech (10 pts) and Rusea’s (15 pts) were involved in an exciting match in Group B, where the hosts rallied from a goal down to win 2-1 and qualify to the next round on goal difference over Green Island (10).The Inter-Zone qualifiers are St. James, Cornwall College, Rusea’s, Frome Tech, Green Island, Mannings, Godfrey Stewart, Spot Valley, Herbert Morrison, STETHS, Munro, Lacovia, Manchester, DeCarteret, Alston, Holmwood, Clarendon College, Lennon, Marcus Garvey, Brown’s Town, York Castle, Annotto Bay, Islington, Dinthill, Bog Walk, Port Antonio, Fair Prospect, Glenmuir, Denbigh, Vere Tech, Kemps Hill, Paul Bogle and St Thomas
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Six schools in School Districts 59 and 60 will be receiving $1.9 million in funding from the province and school districts for upgrades for cleaner air and efficient heating systems.The school district will fund a minimum of 50 per cent of each project with the Province providing the rest of the funding.Pat Pimm, the MLA for Peace River North made the announcement, Thursday. He says the projects will help improve heating within the schools and create a more welcoming learning environment.- Advertisement -The upgrades are also expected to reduce carbon emissions by 437 tonnes each year.In Fort St. John, Dr. Kearney Junior Secondary school will get a new gym, change room, and classroom furnaces. Both Bert Ambrose Elementary and Bert Bowes Junior Secondary schools will be receiving new boilers.The projects are being done by the province and school districts to help with air quality and increase energy efficiency.Advertisement
It was the second bold attack against a U.S. base north of Baghdad in just over two months and was notable for its use of a suicide car bomber. On Feb. 19, insurgents struck a U.S. combat post in Tarmiyah, about 30 miles north of Baghdad, killing two soldiers and wounding 17 in what the military called a “coordinated attack.” It began with a suicide car bombing, then gunfire on soldiers pinned down in a former Iraqi police station, where fuel storage tanks were set ablaze by the blast. Militants have mostly used hit-and-run ambushes, roadside bombs or mortars on U.S. troops and stayed away from direct assaults on fortified military compounds to avoid U.S. firepower. Also Monday, U.S. officials signaled that they might reconsider putting a three-mile concrete barrier around a Sunni Arab neighborhood in Baghdad after Iraq’s struggling prime minister came under pressure from Sunnis and ordered the project halted. Plans for the separation barrier to protect the Azamiyah neighborhood were in doubt after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki criticized the idea of creating “gated communities” to separate Baghdad’s sectarian neighborhoods. Speaking during a tour of Sunni-led Arab countries, the Shiite Muslim prime minister said he did not want the 12-foot-high wall planned for Azamiyah to be seen as dividing the capital’s sects. Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority dominated during Saddam Hussein’s reign; its members remain deeply distrustful of Shiite intentions and provide the backbone of the Iraqi insurgency. Shiite militias, in turn, have been attacking Sunni neighborhoods in retaliation for insurgent attacks on their own communities. Azamiyah’s Sunni residents have been the target of frequent mortar attacks by Shiite militants, but hundreds of people in the district took to the streets to protest against the wall that they said would make their neighborhood “a big prison.” The new American ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, defended the barrier plan Monday, saying it was an effort to protect the Sunni community from surrounding Shiite areas, not to segregate it. Holding his first news conference since taking his post, Crocker said security measures were implemented in coordination with the Iraqi government. “Obviously, we will respect the wishes of the government and the prime minister,” he said, although he did not say construction would halt. Al-Maliki said he would not allow “a separation wall,” but then he said the subject would be discussed and that he would not rule out all barriers, such as barbed wire. Iraq’s chief military spokesman indicated that some type of barrier would go up, saying al-Maliki was responding to exaggerated reports about the wall. “We will continue to construct the security barriers in the Azamiyah neighborhood. This is a technical issue,” Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said at a joint news conference with a U.S. military spokesman, Rear Adm. Mark Fox. “Setting up barriers is one thing and building barriers is another. These are moveable barriers that can be removed.” Al-Moussawi noted that similar walls made of sections of concrete are in place elsewhere in Baghdad, including in other residential neighborhoods. The confusion over the barrier reflected a lack of coordination between al-Maliki’s government and the U.S. military even as they have touted their partnership. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – Nine U.S. soldiers were killed and 20 wounded Monday in a suicide car bombing against a patrol base northeast of the capital in Diyala province, a volatile area that has been the site of fierce fighting, the military said. The attack came on a day when insurgents struck across Iraq, carrying out seven other bombings that killed at least 48 people. Of the 20 wounded in the attack on Task Force Lightning in Diyala, 15 soldiers were treated and returned to duty while five others were evacuated to a medical facility for further care, the military said. An Iraqi civilian was also wounded. Identities were not released pending notification of relatives.
0Shares0000Fabio Cannavaro is hoping to steer Guangzhou Evergrande to their eighth straight Chinese Super League title. © AFPSHANGHAI, China, Sep 13 – Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande face a critical five days that could go a long way towards deciding who wins the Chinese Super League’s most closely contested title race in years.The stakes could hardly be higher for the Italian World Cup winner, as failure to steer Evergrande to an eighth successive CSL crown would put his job under severe scrutiny after only a year in charge. With a third of the season left, Beijing Guoan lead the CSL, two points clear of Shanghai SIPG and three ahead of Evergrande — and with a game in hand over both.Cannavaro’s side host the capital club on Friday knowing they could go top with victory, then travel to SIPG on Tuesday.The title chase is too close to call but Evergrande have impetus after dragging themselves back into contention thanks largely to the July loan signings of Brazilian midfielders Paulinho, from Barcelona, and Anderson Talisca, from Benfica.Evergrande needed a 91st-minute winner to defeat mid-table Shanghai Shenhua 2-1 in their last match and Cannavaro is pleading for home fans — so used to success, after dominating the CSL for the best part of a decade — to stay patient.“The supporters hope to win every game 4-0 or 5-0,” said the former world player of the year, after Evergrande’s last-gasp victory.“But fortunately we are still in the title race and have not been left behind,” Cannavaro added, praising the unity and will of his team.– ‘Hear a different voice’ –Cannavaro, Italy’s captain and defensive stalwart in their 2006 World Cup victory, will hope that his domestic players do not suffer a hangover from the international break.Three of his men started China’s drab 0-0 draw with Bahrain on Monday, a hugely disappointing result which sparked another bout of soul-searching about the under-achieving national side.That followed a similarly demoralising 1-0 defeat to Qatar, but Cannavaro said in the build-up that playing for China under his fellow Italian coach Marcello Lippi would be beneficial for his players — “to hear a different voice other than mine”.Evergrande go into the clash with Guoan in rampaging form, winning eight of their last nine CSL matches and averaging nearly four goals per game.Only Guoan have scored more goals this season but Roger Schmidt’s side are unconvincing at the back, suggesting that a goal-fest could be in the offing for an anticipated crowd of about 50,000.It is then off to Shanghai for Cannavaro’s men and the visit to SIPG, home of the expensive Brazilian duo Hulk and Oscar.SIPG coach Vitor Pereira took over from his fellow Portuguese national Andre Villas-Boas this season, vowing to do what the former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea manager failed to achieve — win a trophy.The CSL is Pereira’s last chance after SIPG exited the Chinese FA Cup and the Asian Champions League.Like Cannavaro, Pereira has little room for further error.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
TIm Krul after Manchester United’s winner Manchester United somehow got themselves out of another tight spot on Wednesday night as Tim Krul’s error allowed Ashley Young to sweep home a winner.The Dutchman, who had been put in a fix by a team-mate, could only prod the ball out to Young, who fired the Red Devils to a late 1-0 victory.But Twitter, full of elated Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal fans following their own triumphs, couldn’t believe the luck of Louis van Gaal and his men.See how they reacted to the late drama below… 1
McElhinney’s of Ballybofey has been shortlisted for another prestigious international e-Commerce award.The department store’s website www.mcelhinneys.com will contest this year’s finals of the Landy Awards which will be held at a glitzy ceremony in New York City tomorrow night.McElhinney’s has been nominated along with its agency, Wolfgang Digital, for Best Overall Search Engine Management (SEM) Initiative in the small business category. More than 200 entries were received from across the globe for the awards which recognise excellence in search marketing. The nomination comes just five months after McElhinney’s beat off some of the biggest companies on the planet to receive a Commendation at the Drum Search Awards in London.Ms Roisin Woods, Senior Manager for eCommerce and Marketing at McElhinney’s, said everyone at the store is delighted with the nomination.“The nomination for Best Small Business SEM award at the Landy is so exciting for all the team. To be recognised amongst the best search marketing campaigns, individuals and agencies from all over the world really is exceptional,” she said.“As a family owned independent business we must work harder, be more creative and innovative to compete with the larger global brands, proving with the right people anything is possible. We have an amazing team working instore and we are simply delighted with the nomination.” McElhinney’s have won numerous eCommerce awards in the past four years, the latest in February for Best Search Marketing Campaign 2015.The company has shipped to over 63 countries since launching their online business, creating up to ten new positions. More jobs are expected later this year when work is completed on a €2.2 million, four-storey extension to their landmark store. The massive new development will be used primarily for their internet sales business.Founded by John McElhinney in 1971, the store now employs more than 190 full and part-time staff and is a major draw to the Twin Towns. Over the years, it has grown and now operates from a 90,000 sq ft building, and has more than 1,500 suppliers, many of which are Irish. While his son, Martin, is the General Manager, John McElhinney is still actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business.McElhinney’s nominated in top New York digital awards was last modified: September 27th, 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)
Councillor Jack Murray has confirmed he will move a motion before Donegal County Council calling on the council to do everything it can to support Celtic Park as a host stadium in the 2023 Rugby World Cup.The motions reads “That this council fully supports Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby world Cup, welcomes Celtic Park’s park inclusion in the list of host stadia, commends the unanimous decision of Derry City and Strabane District Council to support the bid and affirms the full and equal support of Donegal County Council.”Speaking in advance of the motion, Cllr Murray said he is delighted that Derry’s Celtic Park has been included in the latest shortlist in Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. “I commend the unanimous backing it received from Derry City and Strabane District Councillors.“I now feel that there is an onus on Donegal to weigh in and show our support for the bid. We need to ensure that Donegal is ready to host the massive crowd which would travel to the northwest if the bid is successful.“The 12 stadium shortlist can still be reduced further as this bid continues so we need to take all the necessary steps to ensure that the northwest is included all the way.“Donegal showed its ability to host major crowds during the 2013 Fleadh in Derry as tens of thousands of visitors visited here. We need to showcase this again and help secure the rugby world cup bid.” Cllr Murray added that the restoration of the Dublin to City of Derry Airport route must also be reinstated.“I believe that it is also vital to restore to the Dublin to City of Derry Airport route with the government funding a PSO. This relatively simple step would ensure that overseas visitors who arrive in Dublin Airport could transfer and arrive in the northwest in a fraction of the time it would take by road.“I am confident that with all necessary bodies working together on this, we can ensure that the Rugby World Cup will come to Ireland and that the northwest will play a leading role in hosting the biggest sporting event ever to visit these shores.”Council to be asked to support Rugby World Cup bid was last modified: November 16th, 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)
11 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Here at talkSPORT.com, we have put together a list to find out just who has scored the most goals from 12-yards in England’s top flight since 1992.10. Leighton Baines (Wigan and Everton)The most successful penalty taker in Everton’s history, Baines is as reliable as they come when stepping up to the spot, netting 20 out his 22 attempts in the Premier League.His first ever Premier League penalty was scored past Edwin van der Sar for Wigan Athletic, while the only one he has not netted while with the Toffees came back in 2006.With a conversion rate of 91%, it is the third highest total on this list and most for a defender. 11 7. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United and Everton)Rooney had what could be best described as a love-hate relationship with the penalty spot. For a man who is both the all-time top scorer for Man United and England, his record from 12 yards is surprisingly poor.The joint worst record in the league along with Alan Shearer but from far fewer attempts, Rooney has missed 11 of his 34 penalties.Despite this, there have been notable spot-kicks throughout his career, including two in the 3-3 thriller against Chelsea and one from his hat-trick in the 8-2 thrashing of Arsenal. 11 Wayne Rooney had a patchy record with penalties Teddy Sheringham scores a penalty for West Ham 1. Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United)Most of the Premier League goalscoring records belong to Shearer and this is another. The greatest scorer in Premier League history is also the highest scoring penalty taker in the competition with 55.There was nothing fancy or creative about a Shearer spot-kick, a small run up, followed by a powerful strike usually got the job done and it was fitting his last ever goal in football was a penalty in a 4-1 win at rivals Sunderland. Alan Shearer was the ultimate penalty taker 4. Matt Le Tissier (Southampton)Throughout his career, Le Tissier boasted an incredibly fearsome record when it came to taking penalties, 47 out of 48 to be precise. So good was he from 12 yards, that when he missed his only ever attempt against Nottingham forest in 1993, goalkeeper Mark Crossely describe the feat as his ‘greatest ever save’. ‘Le God’ as he was christened by Southampton supporters, has the best conversion rate in Premier League history netting 24 out of 25 efforts (96.2%). 6. David Unsworth (Everton, Portsmouth, and Wigan)The second defender on this list and another to have played for Everton, Unsworth was a formidable penalty taker and could usually be counted on to dispatch a powerful no-nonsense effort.In an incredible twist of fate, Unsworth would score the most crucial of his 22 penalties, when he sent down former club Sheffield United and saved Wigan from relegation on the final day in 2007. 11 11 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Sergio Aguero is deadly from the spot Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY 11 When Jamie Vardy scored a penalty to rescue a point for Leicester City at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, it was his 12th successful attempt from 14 spot-kicks.However, the Leicester striker has some way to go before he is anywhere near top of the penalty taking charts. 11 Matt Le Tissier was an expert penalty taker Thierry Henry about to score another classy penalty 11 Leighton Baines is Everton’s main man from the spot 2. Frank Lampard (West Ham and Chelsea)Super Frank was a goalscoring machine. Chelsea’s record scorer and the Premier League’s highest scoring midfielder, when Lampard stepped forward to take a penalty, Chelsea fans had already begun their celebrations.Penalties against the likes of Man United, Arsenal and Spurs require a level head and the No. 8 had exactly that, dispatching 43 of his 50 attempts. 11 3. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)The former Liverpool captain is as high up on this list, simply due to the number of penalties he took. Of the 41 spot-kicks he stepped up to, Gerrard buried 32 of them.Gerrard will have fond memories from the penalty spot, as this was how he scored his 100th Premier League goal for Liverpool in a 2-2 draw with Newcastle. 8. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)In seven years at City, Aguero has found the net 151 times in the Premier League, 22 of those strikes have been penalties.The Argentinian usually delivers from the spot and a record of 22 efforts from 26 is testament to that, showing he is not just lethal from open play.There must be something about facing Everton however, as Aguero has missed twice against them – more than any other side he has faced. ADVICE Jamie Vardy scores another penalty for Leicester 11 no dice A Frank Lampard penalty usually had one outcome RANKED huge blow REVEALED 9. Teddy Sheringham (Tottenham, Manchester United, Portsmouth, and West Ham United)On the opening day of the 1997/98 season, Man United were awarded a penalty against Spurs. With first choice taker Eric Cantona retired, Sheringham took on the responsibility against his former side.He missed, hardly the start he would have envisioned to his United career and not the best way to stake your claim to be the designated man from 12 yards. The striker would only take one more for the club and this time he scored it.Sheringham would go on to finish with a tally of scoring 21 from 31 penalties. 11 Steven Gerrard netted his 100th Liverpool goal from the spot Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS David Unsworth scores to save Wigan in 2007 5. Thierry Henry (Arsenal)If we forget the penalty shambles between Henry and Robert Pires in 2005, the Arsenal striker is rightly considered one of the best under pressure.Whether it be expertly placed in the corner, chipped down the middle or simply hit with power, Henry’s 23 penalties each came with a touch of class and a overall rate of 92%. 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Donegal TD Joe McHugh has raised concerns about the risks associated with large-scale Public Private Partnership (PPP) contracts for major construction projects.The Government Chief Whip wrote this week to four cabinet colleagues amid concerns that small and medium-sized contractors find themselves unable to bid for some future Public Private Partnership (PPP) schemes.Mr McHugh, Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, raised the issue with Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Minister for Health Simon Harris. Mr McHugh said: “Donegal is to see a series of major construction projects in the coming years, among them will be the multi-million euro expansion of LYIT and a planned Community Nursing Unit in Letterkenny.“These projects, which have been bundled into large-scale Public Private Partnership (PPP) schemes, still have the potential to provide valuable employment for local businesses and add a much-needed boost to the growing local economy.“Amid the uncertainty around Brexit, I am encouraging ministerial colleagues to adopt a system for PPPs that will create a level playing field for well-established, trusted and experienced firms to compete for these big-ticket contracts.“I have spoken to local contractors in Donegal about this issue and I will continue to raise it across Government at Cabinet level.” Mr McHugh added: “In light of recent issues surrounding some large-scale PPPs and the inherent risk that is created for local sub-contractors I am seeking publication of post-project reviews of PPPs.”Under Public Private Partnership initiatives, the Department of Education has announced a tender valued at €200million for construction projects in 11 third level colleges.LYIT is one of these with a scheme estimated to be worth €20million over five years to provide more than 1,100 new student placesAlso, the Department of Health has announced plans for a €150million tender for Community Nursing Units on 10 sites around the country.One is due to be built in Letterkenny with a bed capacity of 50-100. Mr McHugh added: “Public Private Partnerships of the scale of €150-200million are too big for some local enterprises to bid for. This is something I firmly believe should be changed.“We need to know for sure is this the best value for money. We are told by the National Development Finance Agency that they deliver the highest quality value for money infrastructure but no cost-benefit analysis has been published.“We need to protect our local industries and local employers and create the environment and opportunities for them to flourish and prosper. Effectively freezing them out of €150million plus contracts is not the way to do it.“I will be raising this matter in person with my cabinet colleagues.” Minister McHugh raises concerns over Public Private Partnerships with Cabinet colleagues was last modified: May 12th, 2018 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:donegalJoe McHughPublic Private Partnerships