1-minute silence for Emiliano Sala at Champions League games

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tributes are paid to Emiliano Sala ahead of the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)NYON, Switzerland — UEFA says a one-minute silence to honor Emiliano Sala will be held before all Champions League and Europa League games this week.Clubs can also choose to wear black armbands as a tribute to the 28-year-old Sala, who died in an airplane crash in the English Channel last month.ADVERTISEMENT After 3 straight NCAA titles, Lady Chiefs still not satisfied In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says he urges “supporters across the continent to pay their respects to his memory over the coming days.”The Argentina-born forward was in a single-engine aircraft flying from Nantes in France to start his new career with English Premier League club Cardiff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSala’s body was recovered from the wreckage last week but pilot David Ibbotson is still missing. View commentslast_img read more

Burger King opens in Guyana

first_img– indication of progressive entrepreneurs, says Finance MinisterBurger King, the latest fast food franchise to be welcomed in Guyana, officially opened its doors to the public on Monday evening at Camp and Regent Street, Georgetown.Members of the Corum Group with officials at the opening of the first Burger King outlet in GuyanaThe world-renowned franchise was brought here by the Corum Group, comprising a team of young entrepreneurs.“I’m doubly pleased that this initiative has come from this group of young Guyanese who, in spite of the odds, survived the doubts of the naysayers, put their money where their proverbial mouth is, and invested in our country’s development,” Finance Minister Winston Jordan told those attending the launching ceremony.“Guyana is open for business. We will stand with any investor who is committed to the growth and development of this country that we call home. We will hold the hands of any citizen who is willing to work, to unlock the potential that has been bandied about. We will partner with you to weather the challenges that may arise in the quest to make Guyana a better country,” the Finance Minister emphasised.Managing Director of the Corum Group, Clairmont Cummings explained that the franchise would create 300 jobs. He added that the Group was confident it would serve Guyanese patrons with a “high-quality, fresh, diverse, affordable and all-around attractive menu and dining experience”.Burger King’s Director for Central and South America, Patrick Coelho, said he was proud to see the brand being introduced.“I’m confident that we have the right partners representing the brands here in Guyana. We have the right locations and more importantly, we have the right mindset to make this extremely successful,” he added.The United States Deputy Chief of Mission, Terry Steers-Gonzalez, noted that an American company investing in Guyana “is a vote of confidence” in the country’s strong business climate and economy.“It is a foremost priority of this Mission to encourage economic prosperity that is mutually beneficial for both countries: economic prosperity for Guyana and economic prosperity for the United States,” he said.Burger King is an international food icon with 15,000 stores across the globe. The Corum Group, which holds the Pizza Hut franchise, plans to establish six Burger King outlets across the country.last_img read more

Wenger says there is no decision on the future of Sanchez

first_img0Shares0000Asked on Friday whether United had indeed joined the chase for Sanchez, Wenger said: “I cannot tell you much more at the moment about the situation.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 12 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says there is “nothing concrete” yet regarding the possible transfer of Alexis Sanchez, despite reported interest from the Manchester clubs.But, while Wenger maintains it would be “normal” for Sanchez to stay until his contract elapses at the end of the season, he admitted that “nothing is decided one way or another”. The future of Sanchez has been the subject of much debate all season with the Chilean’s deal set to expire at the end season, putting Arsenal at risk of losing him on a free transfer.Sanchez has long been linked with Manchester City, which would mean a reunion with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, but reports emerged on Thursday that Manchester United were also interested.Asked on Friday whether United had indeed joined the chase for Sanchez, Wenger said: “I cannot tell you much more at the moment about the situation.“Nothing is really concrete.”When it was suggested those answers implied there was some truth in the speculation, the Gunners boss added: “You [the media] conclude that.“It’s not that I don’t want to inform you. I don’t want to give you wrong information. At the moment, nothing is decided one way or another.“A bidding war is always beneficial to the club who can take advantage of it but we are not in that.“I maintain what I said. many times, that normally he should stay here until the end of the season, but we will see.”If Sanchez is sold, Arsenal will be in the market for a new forward themselves.Asked if it was possible to replace Sanchez, Wenger said: “Replaceable in the way, do we find exactly the same player? Certainly not.“But there is always a way, to find a different balance.“Sanchez is an exceptional football player, a world-class player and, if that happens [he is sold], we have to find a different balance in the team.”When it was put to him that Sanchez would only be sold if a suitable replacement had been found, Wenger said: “You sum it up very well.”Bordeaux forward Malcolm has been mentioned as a possible Sanchez replacement for Arsenal but Wenger responded: “He’s a good player, but at the moment nothing is happening.“We are not on that case at the moment.”-By Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video: Manchester United star scores in the Champions League

first_img1 Yes, you’ve read that right.While Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United stars were sitting at home watching the Champions League on TV in their socks and slippers, one Red Devil was in action on Wednesday night.Nani re-joined Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan last summer as he looks to get his career back on track and he put them ahead in Germany as they took on Bundesliga side Schalke.It might not have been the most aesthetically pleasing of strikes but they all count and you can check out the goal below… Nani last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports With three games falling to the weather, including two Downtown Cup Quarter Finals, it meant that Saturday saw only five matches played in the Donegal Junior League. With Orchard and Keadue Rovers Reserves pencilled in for Cup action both Glencar Celtic and Strand Rovers had opportunities to go clear at the top of their respective Divisions. In Division One Glencar travelled to Fintown and gained the points that now see them sit eight points above Orchard who do have a game in hand. It is tighter however in Division Two where Strand Rovers’ victory over Drumoghill F.C. Reserves saw them go three ahead of neighbours Keadue but the Central Park outfit have two matches in hand over their Maghery rivals. Ramelton Mariners kept in touch with the leading bunch with a 3-0 victory at the New Camp over Curragh Athletic Reserves. Elsewhere Erne Wanderers are the first side through to the semi-finals of the Cup having defeated Mulroy Celtic and St. Catherines progressed to the Quarter Final stage of the competition by defeating fellow South Donegal side Drumbar F.C.Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 1 Glencar Celtic 5 Glencar Celtic made the trip to Fintown and returned to Letterkenny with three points in the bag. Marty Brogan got their first on 25 minutes, a goal that saw them in the lead at the break. Fintown responded early in the 2nd half and equalised when a shot, which took a deflection, deceived the Glencar Keeper. Cathal Gallagher put Glencar back into the lead before Seany Houston made it 3-1. Two more strikes from Cathal Gallagher put a gloss to the final scoreline at Pairc Achla. Glencar remain as pacesetter in Division One.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoStrand Rovers 1 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 0Drumoghill decided to play against the strong wind in the first half but the way it was blowing it didn’t seem to favour anyone. Strand pushed hard and had numerous chances but the visitors seemed to be keeping them at bay until Darragh Hanlon stuck one away on 30 minutes. Good work from Doalty Boyle on the wing created chance after chance but the wind rather than aid Strand seemed to hinder them and it was 1-0 at the break. Drumoghill had the wind behind them in the second half but it was Strand that seemed to play the better football. Gerard Mc Shea broke from right back and skipped through the defence only to balloon the ball over the bar, another chance fell to Cathal Boyle and he skipped past the keeper but his shot was blown off the line by the wind. Best for Strand were Mark Boyle and Cathal Boyle with a good team performance from Drumoghill.Ramelton Mariners3 Curragh Athletic Reserves 0In a game that was switched to the Curragh Ramelton Mariners ran out 3-0 winners. The Ramelton men took the lead on 29 minutes when the evergreen Raymond Friel took the ball wide and cut back in before sending a real peach into the top corner. Curragh had a few chances to draw level but the woodwork and an inspired performance from the Ramelton keeper kept it at 1-0. With only four minutes to go until the interval Kevin Coyle slid the ball up the line for Corey Mc Cahill who rounded the keeper and taped in for 2-0. Curragh started strong in the second half but could not find the chance needed to get on the score sheet. Mariners made it 3-0 with 15 minutes to go when Mc Cahill turned provider for Packie Durning who nodded home from 6yards with his first headed goal in five years. The Mariners’ defence held strong under some late pressure. Joe Coyle and Kevin Mc Cahill were best for the Ramelton men. Team effort from a determined Curragh side.Downtown Cup St. Catherines Reserves1 Drumbar F.C. 0St. Catherine’s hosted Drumbar in the final group game of the Downtown Cup. Drumbar had the first real chance mid-way through the first half but their good play came to nothing. They then had a shot from the edge of the box which was saved by the St. Catherines’ keeper Brian Smith. Donal Mc Guire then had a shot saved by the Drumbar keeper. It remained scoreless at half time. Drumbar looked to break the deadlock after the interval and they had a couple of chances to score but they could not get passed the St. Catherines’ defence. Midway through the second half St. Catherines won a corner. Stephen Leslie took the corner and the ball went straight into the net to give them the lead. Drumbar upped the pressure on the Saints to try to get back on level terms but they just could not find the goal needed. St. Catherines held out for victory and progressed to the quarter finals of the Downtown Cup.Downtown Cup Quarter FinalsErne Wanderers 4 Mulroy Celtic 0 Erne Wanderers hosted Mulroy Celtic in this Downtown Cup Quarter Final in blustery conditions at the Lakeside. It turned out to be a bit of an anti-climax as Mulroy travelled very light with them only able to field 10 players as they had a host of players unavailable through one thing or another. The game was played mostly in Mulroy’s half and the hosts created numerous chances but found Shane Friel hard to pass. The first goal didn’t arrive until the 25th minute through Alan Russell just inside the box. The second came from Ryan O’ Brien from the edge of the box with a fierce drive that got a deflection on route. The second half was much the same. Erne got their third after a great through ball from Mulligan to Mark Dorrian and he clinically dispatched it past Friel. The fourth came with ten minutes remaining through left back Tom Hope when he broke the last line of defence and slipped the ball under the keeper. Team effort from Wanderers and also the visitors who battled well with an under-strength side. Referee: Andrew Mullin.ReportsBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDrumoghill F.C. 5 Rathmullan Celtic 0Drumoghill raced into a 3-0 half time lead in this game and never really look like letting Rathmullan back into the game. Drumoghill’s first came in the 20th minute when Richard Moore won possession and fed a lovely pass through to Liam O’ Donnell who then beat the defender to fire the ball into the top corner . O’ Donnell was again involved when he headed a Terence Shields’ cross down to Ethan Mc Cready and the young striker made no mistake sending the keeper the wrong way. Drumoghill’s third arrived on the stroke of half time when Moore played an inch perfect pass in behind the defence for O’ Donnell to run on to and round the keeper to slot home. Rathmullan to their credit started the second half the brighter and but from some swift defending from O’ Carroll and Sweeney they could have sneaked a way back into the game. Drumoghill added a fourth in the 65th minute when Ethan Mc Cready sent Moore through on goal to score from close range. Moore was again involved in Drumoghill’s fifth goal when his shot was saved by the Rathmullan’s keeper but Shay Mc Daid fired home the rebound. Best for Rathmullan were Ryan Mc Cullagh and Alan Boal with Ethan Mc Cready, Liam O’ Donnell and Richard Moore staring for Drumoghill. Referee: Joe Mc HughCappry Rovers 3 Lifford Celtic 1Cappry Rovers won the points in this entertaining game played in Cappry Park in blustery conditions. Lifford created the first opening in the early stages when a shot was saved by the Cappry keeper O’ Meara. Cappry came more into the game and created numerous chances through Brendan Mc Laughlin, Aaron Kelly and Brian Lafferty but they were foiled by the good goalkeeping of Paul Given. Cappry playing with the wind in the second half put the pressure on Lifford but good defending and keeping kept the game scoreless until the hour mark when Eunan Doherty won the ball and beat the advancing keeper to put the ball to the top corner of the net. Brendan Mc Laughlin then shot over the bar from close range, had another shot hit the post and shot wide from close range. Cappry got their second in the seventy fifth minute when Brian Lafferty shot to the bottom corner of the net past Paul Given in the Lifford goal. Lifford got a goal back in the eightieth minute, a free kick when Gary Mc Girr which went directly into the bottom corner of the net. Cappry restored their two goal advantage in the eighty seventh minute. Darren O’ Leary scored from the penalty spot to secure the points to keep Cappry in second place in the table. Best for Cappry were Brendan Mc Laughlin, Eunan Doherty and Paddy Long. James Connolly was best for Lifford. Referee: Paddy Duffy.Glenea United 1 Kildrum Tigers 0Despite playing against the elements in the 1st half it was the home side that started the brightest with Sean Coll and Kevin McFadden keeping Glenea going forward. Glenea created a number of chances with Michael Barry, Gavin Mc Glanaghey and Darren Mc Geever all coming close with efforts. Glenea took the lead on 35 minutes when Michael Barry released Ryan McFadden down the right and his cross picked out Barry again and he slotted the ball home from 10 yards. In the 2nd half Kildrum came more into the game and came close on 65 minutes when Reece Laird saw his effort from the edge of the box go just wide. Glenea had chances to extend their lead through Darren Mc Geever and David Ward but failed to do so.Best for Glenea were Kevin McFadden, Ryan McFadden and Declan Mc Garvey, while Johnny Mc Ginty and Reece Laird were best for Kildrum Tigers. Referee: Marty QuinnGweedore Celtic 1 Donegal Town 2Gweedore slumped to a home defeat against bottom of the table team Donegal Town. Donegal took the lead in the twelfth minute when Bustard scored from six yards, with the home team claiming off side. Gweedore were reduced to ten men at this stage when O’ Sullivan remonstrated with the referee. Despite these set-backs it was the home team who took the game to their opponents but they were hit by a second goal on the stroke of half time when Daniel Mc Hugh headed home. The second half was dominated by ten man Gweedore but they found it difficult to break down a Donegal defence well marshalled by veteran J.P. Byrne. Gweedore pulled one back with twelve minutes remaining when Paul Mc Bride scored from a Thomas Diver free. Jamie Boyle had a chance to level the match but his effort went narrowly wide. For Gweedore it was a team effort and for Donegal Byrne and young Daniel Mc Hugh were best. Referee: Con Mc Laughlin.Watson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 2Kilmacrennan were well on top in the first half, putting Castlefin under massive pressure, but they could not take advantage of their supremacy. Gary Gorman had Kilmacrennan’s best chance after four minutes but Castlefin keeper Anthony O’Hagan was quick of his line to make a great save. Castlefin’s only chance of the half fell to JP Malley who was denied by the Kilmac keeper after ten minutes. Kilmacrennan had another great chance but Christy Conaghan’s brilliant strike from the edge of the box minutes before half time forced Castlefin keeper O’Hagan into an excellent diving save. Castlefin came out brighter for the second half. Kilmacrennan broke the deadlock on 56 minutes when Christy Conaghan’s low strike went through a crowded Castlefin box and into the bottom of the net. Castlefin equalised from the penalty spot on 63 minutes. Kilmacrennan went down to 10 men after the handball in the box and Emmet White stepped up to finish into the top corner. Kilmacrennan were awarded a penalty five minutes later for a foul in the box. Gary Gorman stepped up to give Kilmac the lead once again. Christy Conaghan had a good chance to double Kilmac’s lead on 88 minutes but Dominic Mc Glinchey who stepped in for O’Hagan after an injury, made a great stop.Deep in injury time Emmet White’s free kick found Barry Tourish in the box, Tourish made no mistake finishing into the roof of the net to grab Castlefin a late point. Referee: Mick Lagan. Best for Castlefin: Anthony O’Hagan. Best for Kilmacrennan: Team Performance.Dunkineely Celtic 2 Curragh Athletic 1Dunkineely gained three valuable points in their fight against relegation in this encounter against Curragh at Darney Park. Dunkineely started well and dominated the first quarter. A combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping by Shane O’Brien kept the scoreline blank. Curragh came more into the game in the second quarter with Neil Lloyd dictating things in midfield. They created some good chances but again found the home keeper John Mc Mullin in fine form. Curragh started the second half brightly and took the lead on 50 minutes when Gary Heaney was put clear and he finished well from 12 yards. This seemed to spark the home team into life and Daniel Gallagher made a great break from midfield but his effort was well saved by O’Brien. Dunkineely equalised on 60 minutes when Cathal Lowther scored on the rebound after his first effort was saved. They continued to press and got the winner on 75 minutes when Adrian Nesbitt controlled a pass and finished well from inside the box. Dunkineely held out to record a valuable victory. Best for Dunkineely were Daniel Gallagher and Shane Mc Whinnie while Neil Lloyd and keeper Shane O’Brien were best for Curragh. Referee: Ed MooreKeadue Rovers 2 Lagan Harps 1Keadue Rovers kept up their promotion chase winning this vital clash against Lagan Harps at Central Park. In the first half Lagan Harps were quick to settle, moving the ball around and creating a good number of half chances with lots of possession. Lagan had a great chance on twenty five minutes which they failed to capitalise on. Lagan though didn’t have long to wait for the opener when good work in midfield released Kenny Doran and he made no mistake with a side-footed effort from ten yards. Keadue were sparked into life after this however they were lucky to be only one down at the interval. Into the second half and again Lagan were better starters and forced a number of corners early on. Keadue started to get a bit more possession around midfield and created a few good openings. They were level on sixty three minutes when Damien Hanlon’s free kick was struck low to the far post and Sean Yank Boyle nipped in to score. Adam Neely then went close for Keadue. The game was opening up now and Lagan went close on sixty five minutes with a long range effort which was saved by Ciaran Sharkey. Keadue had a great chance to take the lead on eighty one minutes when first Donal Rodgers and then Sean Yank Boyle had chances but the Lagan keeper made a great double save. Keadue took the lead on eighty eight minutes when a free kick into the box was met by Damien Hanlon whose effort went low to the net past the defenders on the line. Keadue then held out for the last few minutes of play despite Lagan piling forward. Best for Lagan were Chris Toner, Declan Sweeney and Killian Grant while best for Keadue were Sean Yank Boyle, Adam Neely and Damien Hanlon. Referee: Kevin Logue.Whitestrand United 2 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1On a cool brisk day at Mc Garvey Park there was a local derby on offer as Whitestrand United took on Kerrykeel ‘71. Both teams were desperate for points and there was always going to be pressure in the game. The first goal came on 32 minutes when Kevin Mc Carry converted a looping header from a Sean Paul Gallagher cross. This was the breakthrough the game needed and Whitestrand went in 1-0 to the good. The second half was tight with not many chances and Kerrykeel perhaps had the better of the game. Whitestrand got their second when good play between Eddie Blake and Matt McNulty led to Mc Nulty scoring the second. Kerrykeel pushed and got what proved to be a consolation goal when Gary Mc Gonagle converted amid a goalmouth scramble. Best for the Strand were Brendan Callaghan, Ethan Burkitt and Matthew McNulty. Good team performance from Kerrykeel.CT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 2 Convoy Arsenal 4Ballybofey United could not put a dent in Convoy Arsenal’s drive for CT Ball Division Two honours at the Finn Valley Complex on Sunday afternoon. Despite taking an early lead through Damien Glackin Ballybofey missed numerous first half opportunities and went in trailing by 2-1 at the break. It got worse for the hosts when they fell 3-1 behind but Glackin again gave them hope as he reduced the deficit to the minimum in the second half. Convoy weren’t to be foiled however and they got a fourth to secure the points. Jonny Robb and Lee Guthrie were the Arsenal targetmen on the day.Deele Harps 0 Eany Celtic 2Deele’s playoff hopes all but ended as an under strength home side couldn’t convert their chances. Deele dominated possession in the opening half but were struck with a sucker punch on 40 minutes when Paul Mc Groarty tapped home a rebound in the box. The second half was more evenly contested with Deele again unable to find the net due to wasteful finishing and fine goalkeeping from young Gavin Mulreany in the Eany goal. In the 70th minute Deele had the opportunity from the penalty spot but young Mulreany saved well. As Deele pushed for an equaliser it was Eany who broke away and the game was sealed on 85 minutes when Tyrone O’ Shea tapped in despite strong claims for offside which fell on deaf ears. Two decent team performances.ResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United P v P Donegal Town ReservesFintown Harps AFC 1 v 5 Glencar CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoStrand Rovers 1 v 0 Drumoghill F.C. ReservesRamelton Mariners 3 v 0 Curragh Athletic ReservesDowntown CupSt. Catherines Reserves 1 v 0 Drumbar F.C.Downtown Cup Quarter FinalsKeadue Rovers Reserves P v P Castlefin Celtic ReservesOrchard F.C. P v P Glenea United ReservesErne Wanderers 4 v 0 Mulroy CelticBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDrumoghill F.C. 5 v 0 Rathmullan CelticCappry Rovers 3 v 1 Lifford CelticGlenea United 1 v 0 Kildrum TigersGweedore Celtic 1 v 2 Donegal TownWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 2 v 2 Kilmacrennan CelticDunkineely Celtic 2 v 1 Curragh AthleticKeadue Rovers 2 v 1 Lagan HarpsWhitestrand United 2 v 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 2 v 4 Convoy ArsenalDeele Harps 0 v 2 Eany CelticTop Goal-Scorers06/03/2015Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKyle Black Cranford United 14Richie Moore Drumoghill F.C. 11Jason Noctor St. Catherines 10Watson Hire Division OneJP Malley Castlefin Celtic 13Ronan Tourish Castlefin Celtic 10Kenny Doran Lagan Harps 9Chris Toner Lagan Harps 9CT Ball Division TwoShane Gallagher Deele Harps 11Jonny Robb Convoy Arsenal` 9Ryan Carlin Convoy Arsenal 8Aidan Mc Laughlin Bonagee United 8Old Orchard Saturday Division OneNiall Bonner Orchard F.C. 11Stephen Browne Glencar Celtic 9Shaun Mc Laughlin Orchard F.C. 8Darragh Gallagher Fintown Harps AFC 8Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMichael Sweeney Mulroy Celtic 12Ricky Fisher Ramelton Mariners 9Adam Neely Keadue Rovers 7Ciaran Blaney Milford United 7Daniel Mc Nulty Tullyvinney Rovers 7FixturesSaturday 14-03-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneGlenea United Reserves v Arranmore United (1 p.m.)Donegal Town Reserves v Fintown Harps AFCSt. Catherines Reserves v Orchard F.C.Glenree United Reserves v Erne WanderersCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Glencar CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoKeadue Rovers Reserves v Milford United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Cranford United ReservesDrumbar F.C. v Ramelton MarinersDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversSunday 15-03-2015 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic v Cappry RoversLifford Celtic v Cranford UnitedMilford United v Glenea UnitedSt. Catherines v Gweedore CelticDonegal Town v Drumoghill F.C.Watson Hire Division OneCopany Rovers v Kilmacrennan CelticGweedore United v Castlefin CelticWhitestrand United v Curragh AthleticCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town v Ballybofey UnitedDunlewey Celtic v Deele HarpsDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 8th, 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)Tags:Donegal Leaguelast_img


first_imgOne of the nine articulated lorries filled with electrical goods.Donegal County Council has collected 40 tonnes of waste and helped to filled nine articulated lorries.Throughout August the council in conjunction with WEEE Ireland organised eight free “one- off” electrical goods recycling days across the county.These days took place over the course of three weekends in Falcarragh, Carrigart, Bunbeg, Buncrana, Lifford, Kilybegs, Bundoran and Glencolmcille. Over 40 tonnes of all types of large and small waste electrical and electronic goods were collected for recycling, filling a total of nine articulated lorries.WEEE standing for waste electrical and electronic equipment was set up to allow householders to bring back their old electrical or electronic items to retailers for free.Meaning that if a retailer has given a householder 24 hours’ notice of delivery and your old item is ready for collection the retailer must collect the old item on delivery of the new one, completely free of charge.If the item is not available for immediate collection and the householder has been given 24 hours’ notice of delivery the householder can return the item to the store or to a recycling centre. If however, the retailer has not given 24hours’ notice of delivery the householder can ask the retailer to return and take the old item back within 15 days. Consumers purchasing goods online or from catalogues should be aware that the retailer must ensure that electrical goods can be returned free of charge on a one-for-one basis. They must also place a visible notice on their website, catalogue or advertisements indicating free take-back.Larger electrical stores with sales that are greater than 400 sq metres must take back small electrical and electronic items (less than 25cm) free of charge without any obligation to purchase a new one.Bring waste electrical goods back to one of Donegal’s six Recycling Centres for FreeYou can bring back your waste electrical goods free of charge all year round to any one of the six recycling centres in Donegal. The recycling centres are located in Letterkenny, Laghey, Milford, Carndonagh, Dungloe and Stranorlar.All sizes and all types of old unwanted electrical goods or electronic goods are accepted for recycling free of charge, basically anything with a plug or a battery. Check out opening hours at www.brysonrecycling.org . For more information on the free recycling of electrical or electronic goods visit www.donegalcoco.ie or www.weeeireland.ie or contact David Friel Recycling Officer on 074 9176274 or Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer on 074 9176276.REVEALED: COUNCIL ‘SHOCKS’ PUBLIC INTO MASSIVE RECYCLING DRIVE! was last modified: September 10th, 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:Donegal County Councilrecyclinglast_img read more

A Twist on SA’s film scene

first_img30 September 2005“Please, Sir, may I have some more?” South African filmmaker Tim Greene knows about sticking out his hand – and his neck.With a great script but empty pockets, Greene put out a call in 2002 that he was looking for 1 000 investors to risk R1 000 each, hitting the web – and the streets of Johannesburg and Cape Town – to get the public to buy into his story of a Cape Town street child based on the Charles Dickens classic, “Oliver Twist”.Twisted Pictures (Ltd) was formed to give investors security, pledges started pouring in, and by August 2003 R1-million had been secured. The Arts and Culture Trust contributed R100 000, the Spier Arts Trust came on board with R300 000 – and two years later, “Boy Called Twist” hits South Africa’s screens, boasting the longest associate producer credit title sequence in history.The film had its world premiere at the Cape Town World Cinema Festival in November 2004, got two screenings at The Spier Arts Summer Season in December 2004, and opens in Ster-Kinekor cinemas around the country on 30 September 2005.While the basic plot follows the lines of the original “Oliver Twist”, “Boy Called Twist” is set in the context of the life of street children in South Africa.Shot on location in the Western Cape, Greene’s first feature film tells the story of an orphan who escapes being a child labourer on the vinelands and winds up on the streets of Cape Town, where he meets Feyagin, a West African immigrant who runs a child thief ring – an adaptation of the role of Fagin “the Jew” in the Dickens original.Tackling issues such as child abuse, xenophobia and racism, the film introduces a host of visceral characters and takes the audience on a ride through the underbelly of Cape Town street life.At once harrowing and touching, it is a portrait of a child who has never known anything but brutality and indifference, and a story of his search for love, a family and a place to call home.“Boy Called Twist” stars Kim Engelbrecht as Nancy, Leslie Fong as Feyagin and Jarrid Geduld in the title role. Other names include Trix Pienaar, Teri Norton, Peter Butler and Amrain Ismail-Essop.The film employed a crew of 60 and a cast of 40 in a shooting period of just 21 days, including preparation and wrap.The offline edit of the film was screened for the National Film and Video Foundation, and on the basis of the screening a further R1-million was committed to the film’s completion.The 26 street children that appeared in the movie were on the set for six days, and Greene believes the experience they gained puts them in a stronger position to be selected for “Shooting for Life”, a programme initiated by Linzi Thomas that seeks to get children off the streets and into the film industry.Why Oliver Twist?Why did Greene choose a modern-day Oliver Twist for his first feature film?“In this country, with its legacy of repression and struggle, the moral imperative on the artist has always been to help, to contribute, to be relevant”, Greene says.“Worthy though these impulses are, they get in the way of making good fiction. The struggle for SA writers at this moment is to find their own irrelevance, their own parochiality – their own voice. When art gets personal, it gets good. As a public service, it tends to be mediocre.“Taking a plot from London in the 1830s was a strategy to distance myself from my own liberal urges to be helpful”, Greene says.“This story is about one particular orphan who gets discovered by his family at one particular moment. It is very moving, but through this event nothing is solved at a sociological level. The plot is not an analysis of homelessness, of street-kids, of welfare. It’s a story about a kid.”SA’s own legacy of brutalityGreene adds that although Dickens had his own political agenda – to highlight the injustice of legislation discriminating against poor people – this is not pertinent to contemporary South Africa, whose laws protecting the rights of citizens and children are above reproach.However, as he points out: “We suffer a legacy of brutality that make the events in ‘Twist’ utterly plausible and sadly appropriate.”The movie also features a West African immigrant, Feyagin, corresponding to the role of Fagin “the Jew” in the original. Greene draws parallels between the discrimination of Jews in Europe in the 19th century and the xenophobia experienced by the makwere-kwere (a derogatory term for African immigrants) in South Africa.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Tourists keep flocking to South Africa

first_img12 April 2012Over eight-million tourists visited South Africa in 2011 – a 3.3% increase over the 2010 World Cup year that would, if football-specific arrivals were not counted, have amounted to a 7.4% increase over 2010, well ahead of the global average of 4.4% annual growth.Presenting the 2011 tourist arrival figures in Cape Town on Thursday, Tourism Martinus van Schalkwyk saidk said the 8 339 354 arrivals in 2011 showed that the country’s tourism industry had been able to build on the awareness created by the Fifa World Cup.Neighbouring countries such as Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe remained South Africa’s major source of tourist arrivals, while the UK, US, Germany, the Netherlands and France were South Africa’s top five overseas tourist markets.14.6% growth from AsiaHowever, the growth in the country’s tourism arrivals was driven by a 14.6% growth from the emerging markets of Asia – with a 24% increase in arrivals from China and a 26% increase in arrivals from India.Van Schalkwyk said South Africa would continue to invest in marketing the country to India and China, adding that South African Airways’ launch in January of direct flights between Johannesburg and Beijing would add to the growth.While North American numbers grew by 2.3%, European arrivals declined by 3.5% in 2011, in line with worsening economic conditions there – yet despite this, arrivals from Germany increased by nine percent, with 236 000 arrivals, many of them young people.Van Schalkwyk said the hard work by SA Tourism’s Germany office had led to an increased awareness and positivism towards South Africa, particularly around the country’s lifestyle.The UK remained South Africa’s number one overseas market with 420 500 arrivals, despite a decrease of seven percent.Arrivals from two of South Africa’s other key European markets – the Netherlands and France – also declined last year, while arrivals from Italy were up.African arrivals up by 6.8%Arrivals from the African continent increased by 6.8%, with a 38% increase from Nigeria.A new country office had been opened in Angola, and the department planned to open four more SA Tourism offices on the continent over the next five years – with the next office to be opened in Nigeria in the coming financial year.“Tourists from Africa are major leisure tourists, attracted by the country’s beauty, nightlife and lifestyle and shopping attractions,” Van Schalkwyk said.He added that the 2013 African Nations Cup soccer tournament would be a big opportunity for the country to drive arrivals from the African continent.SA Tourism would also open an office in Brazil in the coming financial year, Van Schalkwyk said, adding that arrivals from the South American country were up by just under one percent in 2011, at 54 000.Gauteng and the Western Cape remained the country’s most visited provinces in 2011.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Burry honoured as MTB Worlds hots up

first_img30 August 2013Day two of competition at the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships in Pietermaritzburg brought with it scorching temperatures and strong winds, as well as tears from many in South Africa’s mountain biking community for the late Burry Stander.It got under way with the junior women’s cross-country race, which saw Switzerland’s Alessandra Keller power to a commanding victory after a poor start that included being stuck in a jam and a fall.She finished ahead of Italy’s Emilie Collomb and Germany’s Sarah Bauer after European champion and pre-race favourite Malene Degn of Denmark withdrew shortly after the start after a shunt from behind left her with a broken gear cable.DominatedThe junior men’s race was dominated by Germany’s Lukas Bauer, who destroyed the rest of the field to claim the gold medal ahead of Canada’s Peter Disera and Italy’s Gioele Bertolini, who picked up a second medal in two days after claiming gold as part of the Italian cross-country relay team on Wednesday.Thursday also saw the second day of trials qualification unfold on the popular Cascades course, with both the junior men’s 26″ and the elite men’s 26″ rounds taking place.In the juniors, a huge gulf formed between the first placed Brit Jack Carthy and the rest of the field as he ended a colossal 33 points ahead of the second-placed rider, Nils-Obed Rieker of Germany.French battleThe elite men’s 26″ qualifying round was a much closer affair and became a battle between the French with Vincent Hermance, Aurelien Fontenoy and defending champion Gilles Coustellier claiming the top three spots respectively.The afternoon session also saw the junior women and men’s timed runs take place on the dry downhill course, which deteriorated noticeably with temperatures soaring into the high thirties and riders flying down the hill throughout the day as they tried to come to terms with its unique challenges.Great Britain’s Tahnee Seagrave led proceedings in the junior women’s session, while France’s Loris Vergier and the USA’s Richard Rude jnr set the pace in the junior men’s downhill category and were separated by a mere seven-one-hundredths-of-a-second.Burry StanderDespite tears of joy flowing for some, it was a sombre affair for the Stander family, the South African mountain biking community and the entire cycling fraternity globally as a memorial ceremony for the late South African cycling legend Burry Stander – tragically killed when he was knocked off his bike whilst cycling on the road in early January this year – saw the opening of a commemorative garden at the Cascades MTB Park.Moving speeches from local politicians, sports administrators, family and friends recalled the remarkable contribution the South African great made to cycling in the country, as well as the character and shining example that he was. Numerous local and international cycling enthusiasts, including many of Stander’s former rivals and close friends were in attendance.FridayFriday’s schedule is action packed and kicks off when the Junior Women’s and Men’s Downhill finals take place at 10:00. The action then shifts from the downhill course to the trials as the Elite Women battle it out for top honours from 10:00 to 12:30.The first cross country action of the day will see the highly anticipated under-23 women’s race set off at 13:00. The men’s under-23 cross country will follow at 15h15.Later, from 16:00 to 17:30, the Junior Men’s 20″ Trials final take place, followed by the first floodlit event of the contest, the Elite Men’s 20″ Trials final, which runs from 18:00 to 19:30.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more