Montego Bay United striker Gordon faces three-week layoff

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay United (MBU) FC not only lost their chance of advancing to the next round in the CFU’s Caribbean Club Championship by losing 1-0 to Trinidad and Tobago’s Central FC on Sunday night, they also may lose the services of red-hot striker Owayne ‘Turtle’ Gordon for at least three weeks.Midfielder Darren Mitchell’s 87th-minute strike was the decisive factor as MBU ended with 10 men after the sending off of centre back Winston Wilkinson for a second bookable offence.DECIDING GAMEBoth teams had beaten the other group contender, Cayman Islands’ Scholars FC, and their Sunday night clash was the decider. Central FC had won 6-0 over Scholars, while MBU had won 4-0.Gordon was replaced in the first half after he was accidentally poked in the left eye by a Central FC defender.”We took him to see an ophthalmologist and the diagnosis is that he suffered what they say is a laceration of the eyeball, meaning that he was scraped in the eye, most likely from a fingernail,” said Sandra Christie, the club’s chief operating officer.The injury could keep the player off the field for close to a month and comes at a most inappropriate time for both player and club.MoBay United are currently leading the Red Stripe Premier League with 55 points, one more than Portmore United, who drew 2-2 away to FC Reno in their Sunday fixture. But the Montego Bay club has played one game less, while boasting a league-leading 45 goals.Gordon, for his part, has been in sensational form, racking up seven goals in his last three outings for the club, including back-to-back braces in the Premier League before exploding for a hat-trick against Scholars FC of Cayman in last Wednesday’s opening Group Three match in the Club Championship.He has also become the focal point in attack for MoBay United in the absence of Dino Williams, who inked a season-long deal to play football in the United States.”Gordon’s injury does not sit well with the club. In fact, we are totally unhappy with the officiating in this match,” said Christie, adding that Cuban referee Marcos Despaign was not of a quality befitting such levels.”The referee, it would seem, never had an angle on the game. How can a player be seriously injured in the eye and you telling him to get up and play?” she questioned.last_img read more

Alapag shares learnings from young coaching career in Asia League seminar

first_imgJones Cup: Ateneo stuns Chinese Taipei on Nieto game-winner There were around 70 coaches, who manage teams from the high school division to the professional level, from Asia who joined the clinic.And one of the main lessons Alapag taught was leadership.“Just based off my own personal experience, all the teams that I’ve seen and all the teams that I’ve been a part of always have great leadership, and it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s coming from one person, it comes from multiple players in the team.”Alapag captained the Philippines to a silver medal in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championships and the 2011 PBA MVP was a six-time champion with Talk N’ Text.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced It’s no surprise that Alapag was chosen as one of the speakers in coaching seminar the Asia League conducted on Friday at Macau East Asian Games during a break in the weeklong Super 8 tournament.Alapag led Alab to the 2018 ABL title and he went on to share his experience as a mentor to the scores of basketball minds who attended the clinic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’m thankful for the Asia League for bringing me out here, just as I’m finishing my first season as a head coach,” said Alapag who took the Alab job in August of 2017. “I’m just excited to have shared my experiences and my approach even though I’m probably the youngest coach here.”Alapag joined Brian Goorjian, head coach of 2017 CBA champion Xinjiang, and Thomas Wisman, who was once the chief of one-time B.League champion Tochigi Brex, in the seminar. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MACAU—Not a year has passed since Jimmy Alapag became the head coach of Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League, but he’s already being tapped to give aspiring strategists some lessons on the craft.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Petroleum agreement and Guyana Chronicle claimed firings

first_imgDear Editor,The recent dismissals of Professor David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis have not displaced the foremost news event in Guyana, this being the sinful giveaway of Guyana’s oil patrimony, followed by the awful decisions in the sugar industry. The terminations have highlighted how politicians attempt to justify inane and asinine acts, by using dishonourable, mendacious or facetious statements.The utterings by politicians to logically define the indefinable and explain the inexplicable; such as the US$460 million giveaway to Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, are weak and ineffectual gestures to deceive the Guyanese people. Over the last two years, several tribal and servile writings of Working People’s Alliance (WPA) members, David Hinds and Tacuma Ogunseye to ‘green-wash’ the current government, has degraded their admirable soldiering with Dr Walter Rodney in the 1970s; under the banner of the WPA. Lincoln Lewis has not varied half as much in his media offerings, which tend to be tepid and insufficient. All these individuals have co-joined to assume worse misdeeds carried out by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), while at the same time, respectfully genuflecting and serving mild criticisms of the current government.As William Francis Buckley said “I will not insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you said”; this quote is most applicable as a response to claims made by Guyana’s oil politicians and the Editor-In-Chief of the Guyana Chronicle to justify decisions relative to the petroleum agreement and the termination of Hinds and Lewis. Ex-President Desmond Hoyte once referenced a People’s National Congress colleague as a “creature of the party”, truer words were never spoken when it comes to party politics and paramountcy of party leaders.We have a Chronicle Board that so enjoy their role as status supplicants that instead of resigning en masse from the Guyana Chronicle Board of Directors, thereby distancing themselves from the irrational dismissals of Hinds and Lewis. Instead, the Board members prefer to split and twist words. What we really need are persons in the hierarchy of leadership that have the courage and strength to insist on the renegotiation of the unholy petroleum agreement and to right obvious and egregious wrongs. Several options are in the marketplace that by far, are not as dishonourable.Sincerely,Nigel Hindslast_img read more

Ex-Charlton and Ipswich man makes League Two move

first_img1 Cheltenham have snapped up former Ipswich and Charlton forward Danny Haynes on a short-term deal.Haynes has been without a club since his release from Notts County but he has now got himself fixed up with a new employer.The 27-year-old, who can play up front or on the wing, has signed a two-month contract with the League Two club and could make his debut in the weekend’s clash with Mansfield.Haynes’ career has stalled in recent years after he burst on to the scene as a promising youngster at Ipswich.He has had spells at Bristol City, Barnsley, Charlton and Notts County since leaving Portman Road in 2009. Danny Haynes in action for Charlton last_img read more

DONEGAL HEADMASTER WINS PRESTIGIOUS BBC IRISH LANGUAGE AWARD

first_imgSteve Carson (Head of Production BBC), Noel Ó Gallchóir & Róisín Ní Chéileachair (Leas-Eagarthóir BBC Gaeilge)Noel Ó Gallchóir, headmaster of Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair was awarded the 2015 BBC Stewart Parker Irish language Award earlier today. The Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar Dublin was the venue for this year’s ceremony. The award was recognition for his one man show about the life and writings of the famous Ranafast man Sesosamh Mac Grianna, one of 20th Century Ireland’s finest writers.Noel has performed the show 20 times in the past year all over the Country, including in Cork, Galway, Dublin, Belfast and all over his native Donegal Gaeltacht. The show will be performed a few more times in the summer of 2015. Bhain Noel Ó Gallchóir ó Ghaoth Dobhair ‘Gradam Scríbhneoireachta Gaeilge Stewart Parker 2015’ inniú. Bhí an bronnadh sa Project Arts Centre i mBarra an Teampaill. Is don seó aonair ‘Idir dhá cheann na hImní’, scríbhinní Sheosaimh Mhic Grianna a fuair se an gradam.Noel Ó GallchóirRugadh agus tógadh Noel i nGaoth Dobhair i nGaeltacht Thír Chonaill. Tá sé ina chonaí i nGort a’Choirce le blianta fada. Tá sé ag obair i bPobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair ó bhí 1977 ann agus ina Phríomhoide sa scoil ó 1998. Chuir sé scríbhinní a athar ‘Johnie Sheáin’ in eagar sa leabhar ‘Trasna an Ghaoith’ sa bhliain 2011. Ghlac se páirt i gcuid mhór drámaí le Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair agus le Aisteoirí Ghort a’Choirce. Tá cuid mhór gradaim náisiúnta bainte aige i gcomórtaisí éagsula – An tOireachtas, Scór agus i bhféilte Drámaíochta. Tá an seó aonair ‘Idir dhá cheann na hImní’ a chuir sé le chéile fa shaol agus shaothar Sheosaimh Mhic Grianna (1900-1990) léirithe aige ar fud na tire le bliain anuas.Noel was born in Gaoth Dobhair in the Donegal Gaeltacht and has lived in Gort a’Choirce since 1980. He has worked in Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair since 1977 and has been Headmaster since 1998. He published the writings of his father Johnie Sheáin Ó Gallchóir in the book ‘Trasna an Ghaoith’ in 2011.He was won a number of National Awards in Scór, An tOireachtas and in drama competitions. He has performed his one man show on the life and writings of Seosamh MacGrianna throughout the Country in the past year.‘Idir dhá cheann na himní’ – Saol agus saothar Sheosaimh Mhic GriannaSeosamh Mac GriannaI Rann na Feirste i nGaeltacht Thír Chonaill a rugadh Seosamh Mac Grianna (1900-1990). Bhain sé clú amach mar dhuine de mhórscríbhneoirí na Gaeilge sa 20ú haois agus i measc na saothar is mó cáil a scríobh sé, tá Mo Bhealach Féin, An Druma Mór agus An Grá agus an Ghruaim. In ainneoin gur éirigh sé as an scríobh go luath ina shaol, deirtear go raibh sé ar dhuine de na húdair ba mhó a chuir dlús le saothrú na scríbhneoireachta cruthaithí i litríocht na Gaeilge. ‘Idir dhá cheann na himní’Tugann Noel Ó Gallchóir eachtraí as saol agus as scéalta Sheosaimh Mhic Grianna chun beatha sa dráma seo, mar aon le léargas domhain pearsanta a thabhairt ar an scríbhneoir é féin. Feictear an duine corr seachantach, an file mar choimhthíoch atá ar strae i ré nach dual dó, an t-aonarán leochaileach uaigneach, an fánaí agus an fealsamh, agus an máistir i mbun pinn. Is iomaí cineál scéil a scríobh an Griannach agus tugtar gach gné dá shaothar chun solais go healaíonta sa dráma ionraic cumhachtach seo, a bhainfidh idir gháire agus deora as an lucht féachana.DONEGAL HEADMASTER WINS PRESTIGIOUS BBC IRISH LANGUAGE AWARD was last modified: April 18th, 2015 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

LETTERKENNY BUSINESSMAN IN COURT BATTLE TO HAVE PREMISES RETURNED

first_imgA Letterkenny businessman has upped the anti in his bid to have a licensed premises returned to him.John G Larkin came before Letterkenny Circuit Court seeking a motion in his battle to get access to his premises The Millview Bar at Newmills.The court heard Mr Larkin is seeking to recover possession of the premises which his clients are currently in possession of. The premises, which includes a bar and a restaurant has been at the centre of a protracted legal battle between Mr Larkin and Mr David Mackey for some time.Mr Larkin’s barrister said the premises are owned by the plantiff but that his former tenants occupy them and claims they haven’t paid rent for a number of years.Judge John O’Hagan told the court he will grant liberty to bring a motion before the court next Thursday.LETTERKENNY BUSINESSMAN IN COURT BATTLE TO HAVE PREMISES RETURNED was last modified: April 26th, 2013 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:CIRCUIT COURTJohn G LarkinThe Millview Barlast_img read more

Stats reveal how every Premier League gameweek five fixture should have ended

first_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? predicted tense silverware REVEALED The ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG.Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team may have been lucky to score so many in that match, or come up against a poor defence.So, how did every team perform compared to their xG in the fifth round of Premier League matches? Find out below thanks to shot-based expected goals statistics from FiveThirtyEight.com…Tottenham Hotspur vs LiverpoolReal score: 1-2xG score: 1.0-2.7Chelsea vs Cardiff CityReal score: 4-1xG scored: 2.6-0.8 Another weekend of Premier League football has been and gone and there are now just two 100 per cent records remaining.Watford were beaten by Manchester United as they looked to make it five wins in a row, but Liverpool and Chelsea did manage to achieve the impressive record by defeating Spurs and Cardiff respectively. Newcastle United vs ArsenalReal score: 1-2xG score: 0.5-1.1Manchester City vs FulhamReal score: 3-0xG score: 4.6-0.4Huddersfield Town vs Crystal PalaceReal score: 0-1xG score: 1.0-0.6 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 4 gameday cracker SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most read in Premier League Manchester City easily made it past Fulham to take advantage of Watford’s slip up and move into third, while West Ham secured their first points of the season with an excellent win at Everton’s Goodison Park home.But were the results backed up by the performances?‘Expected goals’ is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match, with every shot taken given an ‘expected goal’ value based on the difficulty of the attempt.Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot. Bournemouth vs Leicester CityReal score: 4-2xG score: 2.2-2.0Watford vs Manchester UnitedReal score: 1-2xG score: 0.9-1.6Wolverhampton Wanderers vs BurnleyReal score: 1-0xG score: 3.2-0.3Everton vs West Ham UnitedReal score: 1-3xG score: 1.7-1.3 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings changes center_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 4 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Andriy Yarmolenko scored two goals against Everton cutting in from the right flank onto his stronger left foot whoops England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 4 Huddersfield had the better chances but Wilfried Zaha won Crystal Palace the game with a fine solo goal Eden Hazard scored twice from open play and once from the penalty spot against Cardiff revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Eden Hazard hit a hat-trick to send Chelsea top of the Premier League latest Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4last_img read more

‘Under God’ foe switches attention to U.S. currency

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – A Sacramento atheist who has spent four years trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in public schools is now challenging the motto printed on U.S. currency because it refers to God. Michael Newdow seeks to remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. coins and dollar bills, claiming in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the motto is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Newdow, a Sacramento doctor and lawyer who is an avowed atheist, used a similar argument when he challenged the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools because it contains the words “under God.” He took his pledge fight to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 2004 said he lacked standing to bring the case because he didn’t have custody of the daughter he sued on behalf of. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals An identical lawsuit later brought by Newdow on behalf of parents with children in three Sacramento-area school districts is pending with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, after a Sacramento federal judge sided with Newdow in September. The judge stayed enforcement of the decision pending appeal, which is expected to reach the Supreme Court. Congress first authorized a reference to God on a two-cent piece in 1864. The action followed a request by the director of the U.S. Mint, who wrote there should be a “distinct and unequivocal national recognition of the divine sovereignty” on the nation’s coins. In 1955, the year after Congress inserted the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, Congress required all currency to carry the motto “In God We Trust.” “The placement of ‘In God We Trust’ on the coins and currency was clearly done for religious purposes and to have religious effects,” Newdow wrote in the 162-page lawsuit he filed against Congress. Newdow’s latest lawsuit came five days after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected, without comment, a challenge to an inscription of “In God We Trust” on a North Carolina county government building. In doing so, the justices upheld the Richmond, Va.-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that “In God We Trust” appears on the nation’s coins and is a national motto. “In this situation, the reasonable observer must be deemed aware of the patriotic uses, both historical and present, of the phrase ‘In God We Trust,”‘ the appeals panel ruled in upholding the inscription’s display. The case is Newdow v. Congress, 05-02329. 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

€40,000 FINE FOR SKIPPER WHO ILLEGALLY LANDED EXTRA FISH IN KILLYBEGS

first_imgSean Flaherty: Pic Brian McDaid/CristephA FISHING trawler skipper whose bank account is overdrawn has been ordered to pay €40,000 in fines after being found guilty of illegally landing fish worth less than €3,500 at Killybegs.Sean Flaherty, who is 64 and from Rossaveel in County Galway, had fought a prosecution case over five days in front of a jury. He was found guilty on two counts of failing to accurately record his catch of herring in November 2003.The jury found him not guilty of a third alleged offence and failed to reach a verdict on a fourth charge.However Judge Keenan Johnson said there were several aggravating factors in the case, one of them being that Flaherty had stone-walled Gardai from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation who were brought in to investigate the case.The prosecution centred on official paperwork.Flaherty would record that he landed smaller catches on his official logbook; but invoices from fish agents and processors showed he had landed much larger catches.His extra profit from the two landings was just short of €3,500.However the judge said the case went to the heart of fisheries protection, not least the protection of fishermen like Mr Flaherty.Over-fishing, he said, would ultimate hurt all those involved in the fishing industry.The State, said Judge Johnson, had put “enormous resources” into the case and the protection of fisheries.He gave Flaherty credit, saying he had worked at sea since the age of 17 and had never been before the courts.Flaherty was fined €20,000 on each charge.Defence barrister Damian Crawford, who earlier said his client was overdrawn on his bank account, asked that time be given to pay the fines.The judge agreed to give the Galway man 12 months to pay the first €20,000 fine and two years to pay the second fine.€40,000 FINE FOR SKIPPER WHO ILLEGALLY LANDED EXTRA FISH IN KILLYBEGS was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtDonegal Town Circuit CourtFishingillegaljudge keenan johnsonlast_img read more

Chiefs, Pirates to clash in Carling Black Label Cup

first_img14 May 2014The battle lines have been drawn in what is expected to be the most hotly contested match in the four-year history of the Carling Black Label Cup. Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will renew one of the great rivalries of world football when they meet at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on 26 July.Since its inception, the Carling Black Label Cup has been eagerly embraced by fans, who have had an unprecedented say in the composition of the teams, with the starting line-ups decided by the number of votes cast for the players.Huge numbers of votesIn 2013, an incredible 22.2-million votes were cast. In 2012, the number was 20- million, which almost doubled the 10.5-million of the previous year.The format that allows football fans to participate in the Carling Black Label Cup by voting in the starting line-up of their favourite team has remained largely the same. One exception this time around is that fans will be encouraged to select a full starting eleven, as opposed to just one player.As was the case in previous years, supporters will also be able to make the substitution changes on match day, by voting in players they think will influence game, as they look to steer their side to victory.How to enterTo enter, fans over the age of 18 should purchase a specially branded Carling Black Label beer bottle or can and look for the unique number code on the under-liner of the bottle top or can ring pull). They must then dial *120*764* followed by the unique code found on the under liner and the # key.Those steps will them allow them to choose the team they would like to manage, and their starting line-up.An exciting addition to this year’s voting process is the option of voting online via www.carlingblacklabel.co.za. On the website, fans will be able to vote for their starting line-up, view their current team and have access to exclusive content about the campaign.Coach’s experienceSupporters who cast their votes for the one of the team’s starting line-ups stand a chance to win great prizes, including the unique champion coach’s experience the Carling Black Label Cup is known for, with either Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates on match day.The once in a life-time opportunity will allow two lucky adult fans to see their team in training, sit in on the pre-match briefing and sit with their favourite team in the dugout.All supporters who cast their votes for all eleven positions in their team’s starting line-up will be automatically entered into this competition.A weekly winner from each team will be will be invited to a final judging event, where they will be given competitive tasks to complete under the watchful eye of judging panel, as they vie for the final spots to join their respective teams on the day as consumer coaches.Previous resultsLast year, Kaizer Chiefs, after winning the PSL title, also won the Carling Black Label Cup. In their third attempt at victory in the clash, they defeated Orlando Pirates 1- 0.The Buccaneers were PSL champions when they won the first two editions of the Carling Black Label Cup, with both wins coming from the penalty spot in shoot-outs after closely-contested clashes.The first match in 2011 ended 0-0, with Pirates taking the honours 4-3 win on penalties. In 2012, the encounter finished 1-1 before the Buccaneers clinched the silverware 5-4 in the shootout in a stadium filled to capacity. The crowd of almost 93 000 established an all-time attendance record for a football event in South Africa.This year, for the first time, neither team is the league title holder. Now, though, they have an opportunity to win silverware by getting the better of their fierce rivals.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more