Another early exit for Socceroos at the World Cup

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Shaq on his Hollywood plans: ‘I want to be the next Rock’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Veteran striker Tim Cahill finally took the field in the 53rd minute for his first action in Russia but couldn’t score a goal in his fourth consecutive World Cup.The worst news to come out of the tournament was that Socceroos attacker Andrew Nabbout requires a shoulder reconstruction and will miss the next six months. Nabbout is flying to Melbourne to have surgery after dislocating his right shoulder in Australia’s draw with Denmark last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I have been told the rehab is about six months,” Nabbout said after missing the loss to Peru. “It’s a painful one but hopefully I can make it back in less and be ready for the Asian Cup (next year).”Australia had its preparations for the World Cup affected by the resignation of Ange Postecoglou as coach shortly after the Socceroos qualified for Russia. Van Marwijk was hired to coach for the World Cup only, and Graham Arnold will soon take over as a fulltime coach. MOST READ Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town “Agony,” the Daily Telegraph in Sydney said in the headline. It also showed a picture of Cahill touching a goalpost and wondering if it is was his final goodbye to the sport.Dan Colasimone of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio said van Marwijk may have made the Socceroos too one dimensional.“In the end, van Marwijk talked a good game — when he spoke to the media at all — but he could not deliver one win at the World Cup for Australia, let alone qualification for the next round,” Colasimone said. “The line Van Marwijk and his players repeated ad nauseam, in lieu of any clear public discussion of plans or formations or tactics, was that this side was built to deal with any situation, any opposition. Yet it was only really built to limit damage against superior sides.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Australia’s Aaron Mooy reacts at the end of group C match between Australia and Peru, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)SYDNEY — Any Australians who didn’t stay up to watch the World Cup woke up Wednesday to the inevitable news that their Socceroos failed to make it past the group stage for the third consecutive tournament.Caretaker coach Bert van Marwijk’s tenure is over after the Australians lost 2-0 to Peru in their last group game and slumped to last place in a tough Group C which also included France and Denmark. The match began at midnight on Australia’s east coast.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

New Mineral Water Factory Inaugurated in Ganta

first_imgIn an effort to reduce poverty and create more jobs in in Ganta, the commercial hub of Nimba County, a group of business entrepreneurs under the banner, Ganta Traders Incorporated has inaugurated a mineral water factory. This exercise, according to our correspondent, is the first component of the group’s investment.Inaugurating the Mineral Water Factory yesterday in Ganta City, the leader of the group said their dream is to build housing estates, export cars, and as well build a multi-purpose factory that will create more jobs for the residents.The group comprises about 47 business entities that began operation in 2004, and upon the formulation, they have desired to invest in tangible projects that will benefit the masses.In June 2010, the traders began the mineral water business by purchasing two lots of land and necessary equipment for the running of the factory, and because of some financial difficulties, the project stalled until last year December, when they received loan and completed the project. The factory is housed in a newly constructed modern building with all necessary water purification facilities, where the production room as well as the storage are well tiled, making the factory to be one of the best and biggest in Ganta. The opening ceremony gave the traders a great boost that compelled community residents to repose trust and confidence in its leadership.Even Nimba District #1 Representative, Jeremiah Koung, praised the entrepreneurs for their relentless effort in making their dream to come reality.  He urged the residents to become hard workers, and stop relying on free things. Noting, “No country can develop without investment as nothing there is no [such thing as] free gift.”“We need to introduce the culture of hard work and the culture of investment so as to create jobs for the masses,” he added.The ceremony brought together several high profile individuals including some officials of Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Andy Goldstein’s Sports Bar Best Bits – June 19

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first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 1st February 2012Thanks: On St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday 17th March, Buncrana GAA held a celebration of Irish Culture for all the family. We would like to thank the musicians; Michael Gallanagh, Tom Byrne, Denis Kelly and Clare for giving up their time and playing in the clubhouse and also Dinny Mc Laughlin for his music and story telling. A big thanks also to the dancers of the Donna Elliot School of Dancing for their perormance as well. It was a lively morning with mixed teams of boys and girls under the ages of 12 and 14 who pitted their skils against each other and provided two entertaining games of football. The large attendence was kept fed and refreshed by the tea and sandwiches served on the day and our thanks to all of those who contributed in the making and serving of these. Pictures of this enjoyable event are no available on the Buncrana GAA Facebook page. Stay Awake Night: As a Club we are continuously striving to improve the facilities and opportunities for our young people. In order to do this, we must fundraise and we do appreciate your continued support. We are now planning another unique event, a sponsored ‘Stay awake all night’ on Good Friday night in the Scarvey Club House, 9pm till 9am. Our underage players and club members are volunteering to undertake this challenging, yet fun filled, test of endurance in order to raise funds for underage development. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided, as well as prizes for the person with the most sponsorship. Best of luck to everyone involved! ZZZzzz! County panel for participants with disabilities: Donegal Sports Partnership in conjunction with Ulster/Donegal GAA are establishing a county panel for participants with disabilities. To be eligibleto join the panel individuals must be male 16+, have a mild-moderate intellectual disability and have transport to and from training (probably fortnightly). Training venue will be determined by interest but it is envisaged a host club will be identified in either Letterkenny or Donegal Town. For further details please contact Thérèse Laverty, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Tel: 074 (91) 16078/79, Email: sidoactivedonegal@gmail.comApplications for U21 Football Manager: Applications are invited for the role of U21 Football Manager for the coming season. Interested parties should forward applications/proposals to Club Secretary Pauline Grant secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ieCoaching: Can all club coaches and mentors email the results of their stock-take to Coaching Officer Odhrán Doherty ( as soon as possible.Gaelic4All: This iniative is for all ladies who are over 18 years of age who want to learn the skills of Gealic Football in a non-competive FUN environment. The programme continues each Monday at 8.30pm in the Scarvey. Please come along and experience the enjoyment of Gaelic Football, everyone is welcome.Girls U12 Football: On Saturday 24th, a squad of 26 girls travelled to Cookstown for a blitz in the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena, taking on teams from all over Ulster. Despite all 3 teams being very young (with many still in the under 10 age group) the girls played with great heart and really held their own. Both the coaches and players gained alot from the day, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.Gaelic4Girls: Gaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.Senior Ladies Gaelic Football: The Buncrana Ladies Senior team played another pre-season warm-up game in The Scarvey on Wednesday night ,against an in-form Malin side. Once again, the experienced Malin side took the lead in the first half, but the youthful Buncrana side did not make it easy for them. The girls are beginning to show the talent and experience they all have as the nerves settle and they begin to form as a team. The second half saw the Buncrana ladies push Malin to a tight finish; with the girls taking control of the ball for the last 15 minutes of the match. Even though Buncrana where missing some key players, it was a good performance by all who took part. If we were to pick out one player to mention, it woulds have to be Joanne Buck; who (while only being introduced to the sport very recently) showed how hard work, determination and putting the effort in at training can give a major return to the team and shows us all what being part of a team is all about! Training, as always, continues on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm and Friday evening at 8pm. All welcome!U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sundays at the Scarvey from 11.00am until 11.45am.U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday and will now take place at the Scarvey from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out. U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. Competitive games are due to begin in 6 weeks so all players are asked to attend. New and returnig players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome. U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Boys U16 Football: Training continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.Fitness Classes: A number of Fitness classes are now taking place at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Class instructor is Eileen Hegarty and everyone is welcome. Monday 7.30-9.00pm ‘Weigh & Tone: Weigh in, nutrition and motivational talk and excercise class’ €10. Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ‘CardioPump’ €5. Saturday 10.00-11.00am ‘Kettlebells/Circuits’ €5. If anyone would like further details please ring Eileen on 0874120159 or visit ‘Get Fit With Eileen’ on Facebook.Congratulations: Congratulations to Scoil Iosagain on their performance in the Cumann na mBunscol quiz recently. They now progress to the Ulster finals along with Kilmacrennan NS; Meenaneary & Lurgybrack. The Ulster final is on in the Armagh City Hotel on Tuesday 27th March. Congratulations also to Gaelscoil mBun Cranncha who were the divisional winners in the Cumann na mBunscol football championship.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or NOTES: BUNCRANA was last modified: March 25th, 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)Tags:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more