Liberia out of 2016 CHAN Tournament

first_imgGuinea has qualified for the second phase of the qualifying series for the 2016 African Nations Championship on a 4-2 aggregate over Liberia.Syli Nationale qualified following a pulsating 1-1 draw against the Lone Star – of their second leg – yesterday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.In the first leg, about two weeks, the local Lone Star bowed 3-1 to Guinea in Bamako, Mali – their home ground because of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus.Sunday’s game was overwhelming, witnessed by a record crowd and marked the country’s first home game since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in March 2014.Coach James Salinsa Debbah’s boys converted the first goal in the 36th minute from a spot kick by Vitalie Sieh.Liberia’s imminent celebrated star, Sholee ‘Deco’ Quioh was knocked down in front of goalie Abdulah Sylia as a result of a triangular pass, involving Oscar Dolley, Zare David and Quioh.The red-white-and-blue boys swirled their crowd with an edgy spectacular “Brazilian one-touch-and pass’ performance in the dying minutes to the 1st half break, even though the Guineans were aggressive to rotate the goal.The Guinean quartet – Sekou Kamara, Musa Diawara, Kollie Banagora and Douch Kamara made inroads but their shots, dribbling and passes could not help them to reach the Samson Gidding’s woodworks.Lone Star started the second half with Alpha James replacing injured Raymond Fanciah, but could not keep the pace amid their determination to multiply the tally to 2-0 to qualify over the Guineans.It could have been pep talk and incessant cheers from officials, coaches and fans that must have bolstered Syli Nationale’s coordination when a first offside was called against Douch Kamara in the second half.In the 58th minute, Kollie Banagora, superbly crossed through three Lone Star players and flapped the ball wide from goalie Giddings to level the score.Lone Star increased the struggle with the introduction of James Soto Roberts – substituting Mohammed Varney, but the careless tumble of Quioh and the hit on the woodwork from Roberts head-up were enough to send the Lone Star packing.According to football analysts, there were lot of faulty passes by Lone Star, and the team lacked finishing clinical players – players who kicked in the goal.The Guineans were more composed than the Liberians and played the ball long – but the Liberians were strong-minded but lacked focus and look tired.Former Liberian FIFA World Best Player, Sen. George M. Weah, former LFA President – Rep. Edwin M. Snowe and Rep. Saah Jospeh were amongst some officials who witnessed the game.Yesterday’s game has totaled Coach Debbah’s game to three, losing two and drawing one; and has been dropped from one of the two continental qualifiers.It may be recalled that in June, Liberia lost her first game to Togo (2-1) in Lome, in the 2017 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers. Coach Debbah lost her 2nd game in Mali against Guinea, 3-1 and drew 1-1 in the return.Meanwhile, many football fans are wondering as to whether the country could qualify in the remaining tournament over the relatively poor performance.Having lost in her first game – but, relatively a good loss, the Lone Star, between the weekends of September 4-6, will play host to the Carthage Eagles, dubbed Les Aigles de Carthage of Tunisia in her second match at home.On the weekend of March 23-26, 2016, Lone Star would play her second away game in Djibouti City against Djibouti’s national football team, nicknamed the Riverains de la Mer Rouge – Shore-men of the Red Sea.The Shore-men of the Red Sea are expected to play their return leg on the weekend of March 26-29, 2016 in Monrovia (if Liberia is free of the Ebola virus) – which would mark Liberia’s fourth game in the 2017 Afcon qualifiers. Liberia would also play host to the Sparrow Hawks of Togo on the weekend of June 3-5, 2016 and play her last game away in Tunis against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on the weekend of September 2-4, 2016.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UG Trojans ready for 2nd Cyril Bonar Memorial T/20 Cricket Competition

first_imgWith just under five days remaining, the University of Guyana Cricket Team are tirelessly preparing for the 2nd Cyril Bonar Memorial T/20 Cricket Competition, to be held at the DR Snelle Park in Paramaribo, Suriname between September 22nd and 23rd as they depart the shores of Guyana on Thursday September 20, 2018.The matches are scheduled to be played on September 22, 2018 from 9:30 am to midnight; and September 23, 2018 from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm. Guyana’s very own Tremayne Smartt, part of the current West Indies Women’s T/20 World Championship Team, is expected to be there. Smartt, a right-arm medium bowler, has an impressive economy rate of 5.51 and best bowling figures of 3/9 at the T/20 level.Coach of the UG Trojans, Kenroy Joseph, when asked about the preparation for the upcoming tournament, said,“Thus far, things are going great. We are mostly pushing for optimum fitness level, because I’ve decided to use the fast pace approach”. When asked by Guyana Times Sport what the fast paced approach is, Joseph responded by saying, “Well, this simply means we will be trying to beat teams by manipulating our field placement in a quick manner. Fielders should be moving around quickly, not giving the batsman any chance to think. Also, when batting, we plan on limiting the dot ball ratio by running a lot of singles and twos”.Joseph also stated that in terms of preparation, it has been tough, since the weather hasn’t been favourable to the team, thus hindering the pitch preparation. But he relayed that that hasn’t stopped them, since they are targeting their fitness so as to make amends for the lost time.In his closing statements, Joseph also said that despite the team’s preparation, there have been a few setbacks, as pacer Ray Newton has a slight ankle injury and Ershad Ali has a cut on his hand. But Kenroy reassured Guyana Times that it is nothing to worry about, as both Newton and Ali are resting and doing rehab and will be ready for the tour.The squad participating in the 2nd Cyril Bonar Memorial T/20 Cricket competition is made up of D Dodson (Capt) L Austin, O Danhram, E Ali, D George, S Dhania, R Newton, D Heywood, G Matthew, P Persaud, M Persaud, N Bollers and K Greene. (Timothy Jaikarran)last_img read more

Blogger misses husband, readies for fundraising ride

first_imgIt’s funny, there’s so much to say about John being gone, but all that comes out is that I miss him tremendously. As much as I thought I knew this, I didn’t realize how much I appreciate and care for him until he left. On the cycling front, two weeks to go!! I completed a very difficult and hilly 62-mile ride with Team Ventura last Saturday, which included a seven-mile ride up Highway 33 in Ventura. I’m almost at my fundraising minimum, which I’m excited about, and I want to continue to raise as much money for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center as I can before the ride. I appreciate all the support I’ve received in the last eight months, and I can’t wait to report on my experiences during the ride June 3-9. Jenifer Johnson lives in Studio City. She posted this blog entry May 16 to the Studio City hub on valleynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s 11:30 p.m. and I just got off the phone with John, who is still on ship, sailing west to the Persian Gulf. He has been gone a little over a month, and I miss him very, very much. I’m very thankful that in this last month, I have been in regular e-mail and phone contact with John, because I know that others don’t hear from their loved ones very often during deployment. I continue to hope and wish that he stays safe during this deployment, especially as he gets closer to Iraq. last_img read more

B.C. Supreme Court hears cases for Site C intervener statues

first_img“The judge didn’t make a decision yesterday on any of them, and that probably won’t come down until Thursday – or possibly even later than that,” says PVLA president Ken Boon.The three groups in court yesterday include the B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre, the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association and Amnesty International.“I think the Canadian Geothermal lawyers; all they’re asking for is a half hour oral presentation,” explain Boon. “And I think the B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre, they’re asking for about 45 minutes [to present]. I can’t remember what Amnesty International [asked]; I think they’re very similar to that.”- Advertisement -“So we spent a whole day arguing over that.”Boon says there’s “a narrow window” for an intervener status to be approved; whereas they can’t present the same information provided by petitioners, but by the same token, they can’t present too much new information either.“In the case of the ratepayers group, they feel it’s important that they can be involved in it because they represent the lowest income groups in the province who can’t absorb further rate increases than what’s already scheduled,” Boon goes on to say. “And then of course, the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association; the case was made quite clear by the report brought forth by the joint review panel that alternatives were not looked at properly.”Advertisement “I think it would be very helpful on a case like this for these interveners to be heard.”The judge, who will be responsible for hearing all of the Supreme Court cases, is expected to hand down a ruling in the next few days.Site C – one of the province’s largest infrastructure projects tagged at $8.8 billion – is set to break ground in the summer.last_img read more

For the record

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In a Jan. 11 story about American attitudes toward obesity, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a survey of 1,900 people by the market research firm, NPD Group, was representative of the U.S. population. The sample was selected from among 700,000 respondents recruited by NPD to participate in various consumer research studies. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,In a Jan. 11 story about American attitudes toward obesity, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a survey of 1,900 people by the market research firm, NPD Group, was representative of the U.S. population. The sample was selected from among 700,000 respondents recruited by NPD to participate in various consumer research studies. last_img read more

CARS AND CROWDS – ALL THE PICTURES FROM DAY 2 OF THE DONEGAL RALLY!

first_imgIt has been another day of thrills and spills on the 41st Donegal International Rally. And Donegaldaily.com was there to catch it on camera. Many thanks to Clive Wasson for these cracking photos.  CARS AND CROWDS – ALL THE PICTURES FROM DAY 2 OF THE DONEGAL RALLY! was last modified: June 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)last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgAIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN NEWS: Spring CleanSpring Clean on Saturday 31st March in Drumkeen and the surroundingareas, meeting at St. Patrick’s hall at 10am. Litter pickers, glovesand refuse sacks will be available at the hall .Everyone is asked tocome along and help, or clean up their own areas.Spring Clean (Take 1)On Saturday 10th March a (very) small but dedicated band ofcleaner-uppers took to various stretches of the Letterkenny – Drumkeenroad to gather up litter and raise some money for the Irish CancerSociety through Relay For Life. Although the turnout was small – atotal of 48 sacks of litter were removed at an average ofapproximately 1 bag per 100 yards! Many people commented that it wasmore productive than some other sponsored events. A big thank you toCharlie & Johnny at the Parkside Service station for their support andfor the very welcome bacon rolls! Also a big thank you to BrownePrinters & the pupils of Lurgybrack NS for the signs. You can showyour support for this activity by donating to the collection boxes atParkside Service Stn, Jameson’s Bar, Patton’s Post Office or the DryArch Service Stn or on line atwww.mycharity.ie/event/jim_mclaughlins_event. Sincere thanks to allwho have contributed so far.Free Computer CourseThe Congress Resource Centre in Letterkenny is currently running acomputer course for beginners. All ages catered for. (2 hours per dayfor 3 days.)The course covers Basic keyboard skills, email, Skype,etc. Contact Catriona on 074 9128010 for details.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 014th Mar 15, 19, 21, 24. No jackpot winner 4 match 2No’s. €25 each Sinead Mc Granaghan, Killygordon Winnie Doherty,Carrigart Jimmy Sharkey, Annagry Laurence Arbuckle, MuffNext Week’s Jackpot €2,775 Tickets from any committee member €2 Thanksto everyone for their continued support. Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandBand practice in the hall on Tue @ 7pm Learn to play the flute ordrum. New members always welcome. Contact Patrick on 086 2366004 orjust turn up on the nightYouth ClubNo youth club this Fri 23rd Mar. Returns on 30th Mar 7.30-9.30pmSt. Mary’s GAABingo in Hall @ 9 each Tuesday Lotto results for 13/03/2012DL,LH,WD,TY 5  Winners Eileen Mc Mullan, Ryan   Carlin, Alice mcLaughlin Sarah Logan and Caroline Woods  next weeks jackpot €4,200St Patricks Day Ribbons on Sale @€2 in aid of The Carers Associationand St Marys GAA Club in Local premises in Drumkeen, Convoy and Raphoe(Buy Local and The Proceeds will Stay local )Club Reg now due and must be paid by March 20th €3 for u 18 and  €20 for adultsReg must be paid up if anyone is wishing to order tickets for Donegal GamesTickets are currently on sale for club development draw to take placeon April 8th 15 prizes in total top prize of €50001 for €10 or 3 for €20 sellers will be around over the next few weeksor contact Paul Mc Mullan 0877857980Anyone who has Tickets sold for the Development Draw can drop them andthe Money down to Paul Mc Mullan at The Clubhouse at 7pm on SunDrumkeen UtdOur 35th Anniversary Free Members draw will take place in Jameson’sbar on Fri 4th May 2012.18 prizes to be won. Tickets €10 each or 3 for€20. All proceeds in aid of new Astro Turf training pitch. Ticketsavailable from any club member or at the clubhouse (074 9134208) Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should behighlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversarymentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like publishedplease feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included pleaseemaildrumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm) LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: March 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

STUNNING BOOK ON 100 YEARS OF KILMACRENNAN SOCCER SET TO MAKE DEBUT

first_imgA book chronicling the history of soccer in the Kilmacrennan area over the last century will be launched on Friday next, August 31st, in the Anglers Haven at 8pm.‘Kilmacrennan FC – an illustrated history’ is a 344 page hard-back publication that has been compiled by Kilmacrennan Celtic FC’s Trevor Gorman and is the culmination of 18 months of research.Speaking about the book – it’s in full colour and contains 556 photos – Trevor explained that the club received 75 per cent funding from the Donegal Local Development Company for the project. “I got a great deal of help from a number of people – Tony Gorman, Hugo McDaid, Paddy McMenamin, James Doherty, Mairead Shields, Oran Doherty and Gavin Gorman all made vital contributions. 500 books have been printed and at this stage we are all looking forward to the launch,” Trevor commented.“The stories told in the book by the people of Kilmacrennan help recreate the special moments of a club which has some of the most devoted and proud people in football. Each section reflects the triumphs and disasters in the long history of football in our village. Some recall thumping victories, where individual players rose gloriously to the occasion and others remind us of the brittle fragility of junior football. Matches are memorable for goals, major incident, end to end free flowing football, or sometimes simply a special occasion like the 1953 youth cup final in Swilly Park,” he added.Describing the book a unique collection of memorable and evocative photographs, Trevor said its primary aim is to bring to life the memories of the history of one of Donegal’s most cherished football clubs.“Much has happened in the last century –  too much to record fully in the book. To give our story meaning we must seek out land marks, find moments to explain much in a short space of time. Players such as Murray, Strain, Burke and Grant, the famous 1996 Downtown cup final, the pursuit of our first Donegal Premier League title and the white hot excitement as the women toured the country in search of national cup silverware are all treasured memories of the ‘Kilmac’ faithful. ” Trevor continued: “The stories surrounding these games have been compiled through research from old newspapers, from talking to older supporters and former players and delving into the few other books written about the club and its history. It has been a privilege to bring together the special memories of a football club so rich in tradition.“In recent years I have my own recollections as a coach, a player and a supporter which go back to the early 90’s. However, organised football in Kilmacrennan dates back to 1922 when Johnnie Gorman, the great grandfather of the club we know today, and his original pioneers , organised a ‘footballers ball’ to fund the running of a cup competition in Kilmacrennan and also to enter a team to compete in other local summer cups at a time when there was no league football and cup was king.”He added: “I hope all Kilmac fans and football lovers in general will enjoy reading of the elation, despair, celebration and heartbreak in the fortunes of all our teams over the years, have a greater understanding of the history of this great club, and what makes it tick.”STUNNING BOOK ON 100 YEARS OF KILMACRENNAN SOCCER SET TO MAKE DEBUT was last modified: August 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:STUNNING BOOK ON 100 YEARS OF KILMACRENNAN SOCCER SET TO MAKE DEBUTlast_img read more

Charter Oak cruises … eventually

first_imgHACIENDA HEIGHTS — A traffic jam that held up the Charter Oak High School football team’s bus and caused its game against Los Altos to be delayed 30 minutes was about the only thing that stopped the Chargers on Friday night. Los Altos’ high-scoring offense, which entered Friday’s game averaging 35 points, was completely stymied by the Chargers. Running back Brian Hunter and quarterback Andrew Carreon did the rest in a 31-13 victory in the Miramonte League opener for both teams. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “She said be patient and good things will come to you. I think our team has that kind of thing going. If we play our scheme, our ball and be patient, good things will come to us.” Los Altos fell to 4-2 and is in a world of trouble as far as the league title is concerned. “It’s a big setback,” Los Altos coach Greg Gano said. “Maybe we weren’t prepared. Maybe I didn’t do a good job this week. I’ll take the blame for this one.” Friday’s statistics were a complete reversal of form compared to what both teams had done in five nonleague games. Charter Oak limited Los Altos’ high-flying offense to 214 yards. The Conquerors scored only one touchdown on offense. Chapelle Brown provided Los Altos’ other score on a 60-yard interception return in the first half. Conversely, Charter Oak looked nothing like a team averaging only 17.2 points. The Chargers overpowered Los Altos, rolling up 403 yards of offense. Hunter led the way with 172 yards and a touchdown. The win was especially sweet for Hunter, one of the few returnees on the Chargers’ roster who played in last year’s close loss to the Conquerors. “It’s great, this is my first time beating Los Altos,” Hunter said. “We hadn’t beaten them in three years, but I came out here and wanted to play. It’s good to get a win.” Sophomore quarterback Andrew Carreon continued his learning process, throwing for 171 yards and two touchdowns. Carreon shook off his earlier mistake, which Brown took back for a touchdown, to complete a 56-yard scoring strike to Michael Johnson in the second half. Johnson was also on the receiving end of Carreon’s other touchdown pass, a 67-yard bomb in the first half. “I was nervous, I was definitely nervous,” Carreon said. “But I told everyone I needed to be nervous for this game. It was definitely the biggest game of the year. I might have grown a little bit, but I still have a long way to go.” Los Altos led 13-12 at halftime, but was outscored 19-0 in the second half. The Chargers defense harassed Conquerors quarterback Matt Castaneda on almost every pass attempt and sacked him four times. “One of things we’ve always been proud of at Charter Oak is our defense,” Farrar said. “I don’t think they had seen anybody scheme them the way we did. They had seen some people play hard against them, but some of the things we did confused them.” Charter Oak saw its first drive of the game stopped on downs at the Los Altos 20. The Chargers quickly made up for it on their next possession as Carreon found Johnson behind the Los Altos defense for a long touchdown pass. Los Altos answered on the ensuing possession as James Davis scored on a 13-yard run. Davis was held in check after that, though, and finished with just 25 yards on 10 carries. Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at aram.tolegian@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The win improved the Chargers to 4-2 overall. It also gives Charter Oak the inside track to the league championship. “I told our kids the whole thing for us would be patience,” Chargers coach Lou Farrar said. “I am trying to learn things from my wife, the family therapist. last_img read more

Watch: Giants’ Double-A manager, Nolan Arenado’s brother ejected after meltdowns

first_imgThe Giants may have the worst Double-A team in all of minor league baseball, but the Richmond (Va.) Flying Squirrels don’t go down without at least a semblance of a fight.Monday night, both third base prospect Jonah Arenado and manager Willie Harris were ejected after a display of histrionics that would have made Billy Martin proud.There was nothing minor league about the way both Arenado and Harris reacted to being thrown out of a 2-0 home loss to the first-place Bowie Baysox (Orioles). A …last_img read more