Oilers Lead 1st Division Basketball Campaign

first_imgBasketball giant, LPRC Oilers, is topping the first division’s log after two terrific and convincing wins, reports Leroy M. Sonpon lll.The triple champions on Sunday defeated Flames, 70-52 points.The gold-and-white boys’ take-over was based on their good shots, amazing defense and rebounds.Oilers controlled the floor in the four quarters to quench the flames: 23-12; 37-23; 54-41 and 70-52 points respectively.The Paul Houlsen’s duo, Ben Dixon and Clarence Davies were the highest shotters, followed by Jethro Bing.For Flames, Vlehdy Chelly was the ‘lone soldier’ for his 3-point shot.Earlier on Sunday, Heats thrashed Supreme Brothers 82-30 points; Commissioner bowed to Supreme Sisters 28-11 points; and Timber Wolves dumped Mighty Barrolle, 53-49 points.On the opening games on Wednesday, 3rd division winner Kardinal grabbed her first two points owing to a forfeit from Devier and Oilers won 2nd division champs Barnersville Celtics.On Thursday, Du-Runners whipped Uhuru Prince 62-53 points and Sac Base lashed Supreme Brothers 58– 39 points.On Friday, Bull and FUBBA forfeited to Heats and Harbel Points respectfully while Dream Team II whipped Flames, 56-48 points.On Saturday, FUBBA and Deviers never turned out; Uhuru Prince beat Sac Base 41-35 points; Destiny Queens forfeited to K. Delta and NPA ‘Deadly’ Pythons narrowly grabbed their first win against Cestos Mogars, 55-53 points.Up to press time yesterday, Deviers were scheduled to play Georgia Blazers and Kardinals is expected to host the Bulls.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Opposition, Govt Attorneys to meet next week

first_imgGECOM chairmanshipPresident David Granger said he was anxiously awaiting dialogue between the Government and the Opposition, which has been scheduled for next week, before determining the next step forward in appointing a new chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).The Opposition’s legal adviser, Anil Nandlall and the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Senior Counsel Basil Williams are expected to meet shortly to discuss the interpretation of the laws governing the appointment of a new GECOMFormer Attorney General Anil NandlallChairman.Minister Williams, who is currently in Trinidad, told the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday in an invited comment that former Attorney General Nandlall had written to him in January asking that the meeting be organised any time after January 25. However, given that he was in Jamaica at this time, AG Williams said he had undertaken to set a date next week for the meeting to happen.Meanwhile, President Granger told reporters on Wednesday at State House that having realised that the issue arose out of two different interpretation of the Constitution, he did not see the rationale to have further dialogue with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and as such, has left the matter in the hands of the legal experts from the two sides.“I think (Jagdeo) has nominated the previous Attorney General and I’ve nominated the current Attorney General and I have asked them to meet and see in what ways we can have a common interpretation of the Constitution. In the final analysis, it’s a constitutional matter and I felt that the Constitution was quite clear so if there was any opaqueness or obscurity, I hope that the meeting between the twoAttorney General Basil WilliamsAttorneys would clarify that,” he noted.Nevertheless, the Head of State maintained that he was correct in his interpretation of the Constitution that the nominees for GECOM chairmanship must be a judge or have qualifications equivalent to that of a judge.“I’m anxious to move ahead, it’s a constitutional office, but as I said my interpretation of the Constitution was quite clear. I’m not saying that the person has to be a judge, but if you read the whole article of that Constitution, it intends that the person must possess certain qualities and we are looking for those qualities,” the President asserted.The controversy on the matter revolves around the different interpretations of the Opposition Leader and the Government on Article 161 (2) on the appointment of a new GECOM Chairman.The Opposition’s understanding conforms to the updated Constitution which incorporates the Carter formula to have a democratic process for the appointment of a chairman.Granger’s interpretation, on the other hand, seems to reflect the old 1980 Constitution which limits the pool of persons to be appointed to GECOM’s helm to only judges or those eligible to be a judge.last_img read more

Breaking spoof! FIFA investigation finds FIFA not guilty

first_imgBreaking news: FIFA have investigated themselves and discovered that they are not corrupt.In talkSPORT’s latest spoof news report, we analyse the shocking revelations surrounding Sepp Blatter and the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.In our tongue-in-cheek look at the news, it would appear that there are more reasons for Blatter wishing to keep quiet than first meets the eye.*DISCLAIMER: Like England’s 2018 World Cup bid, please do not take this at all seriously.last_img


first_imgA JUDGE has issued arrest warrants for the detention of several Romanian nationals after they failed to appear in court.All faced charges of theft or handling stolen goods after an incident at Whoriskeys Spar shop in Ramelton on November 15 last year.Lamita Mihail, aged 20, of West View, Roseberry, Newbridge, Co Kildare, along with Marcyt Mihai, aged 19, Suraj Mihai, aged 21, and Terca Rostas, aged 24, all of the same address were due to appear at Letterkenny District Court. However Judge Paul Kelly was told by Inspector David Kelly that all four had not appeared in court.Rostas is also wanted in Naas for failing to appear in court there.All are accused of theft and/or handling stolen goods at the well-known Ramelton store.BENCH WARRANTS ISSUED FOR ARRESTS OF ROMANIAN THIEF SUSPECTS was last modified: February 25th, 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:Rameltonromanianthief suspectslast_img read more

Hazard hits hat-trick, Ozil scores in 200th game, Man City cruise

first_img 5 AFC Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester CityBournemouth blew away Leicester at the Vitality Stadium as their impressive start to the season continued.The Cherries scored three times in the first half, with Ryan Fraser netting twice and Josh King firing home from the penalty spot.Leicester had Wes Morgan sent off for two bookable offences with twenty minutes left and their afternoon got even worse when Adam Smith stuck a fourth for the home side.Leicester had a late rally – James Maddison and Marc Albrighton netting on 88 and 89 minutes – but the result was never in danger for Bournemouth.Eddie Howe’s men – tipped for relegation by many at the start of the season – have picked up 10 points from their opening five games, while Leicester have now suffered consecutive defeats. Raheem Sterling kept up his fine start to the season Ryan Fraser struck twice against the Foxes Huddersfield Town 0-1 Crystal PalaceWilfried Zaha produced a moment of magic to earn all three points for Crystal Palace.The Ivory Coast winger, back in the starting line-up after a groin injury, scored an unstoppable goal seven minutes before half-time after a mazy run had bamboozled the home defence.Aaron Mooy struck the woodwork as Huddersfield searched for an equaliser in the second half but it never came and they remain without a win this season. 5 Newcastle United 1-2 ArsenalMesut Ozil scored his first goal of the season as Arsenal secured a third successive victory at St James’ Park.The midfielder – making his 200th appearance for the club cemented a 2-1 win at St James’ Park with his 58th-minute strike.It came nine minutes after Granit Xhaka had opened the scoring for the visitors with a fine free-kick.Ciaran Clark pulled a goal back for the hosts but it was too little, too late and Rafa Benitez’s side remain without a win this season. Manchester City 3-0 FulhamLeroy Sane marked his return to the Manchester City team with a goal as Pep Guardiola’s side kept up their unbeaten start to the campaign.The German forward scored two minutes into his first start of the season, tapping home Fernandinho’s pass.David Silva doubled City’s lead before half-time – his 50th Premier League goal – and Raheem Sterling struck again early into the second half to wrap up a comfortable win for the hosts.City were hardly tested despite a committed effort from promoted Fulham. Earlier in the day, Liverpool produced an impressive performance at Wembley to beat Tottenham and make it five wins from five in the Premier League this season. FULL REPORT HERE. Eden Hazard was Chelsea’s star man once more against Cardiff 5 There were goals galore as the Premier League returned with a bang on Saturday after the international break.Here’s what happened in the 3pm kick-offs…Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff CityEden Hazard hit a hat-trick as Chelsea thrashed Cardiff to move above Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table.The Blues fell behind on 16 minutes to a Sol Bamba strike but came roaring back, with Hazard proving too hot to handle.The Belgian playmaker netted twice in six minutes towards the end of the first half and then claimed his treble from the spot ten minutes from time.Willian, who had won the penalty kick, fired home a brilliant fourth moments later to maintain Chelsea’s perfect record under Maurizio Sarri. Granit Xhaka netted an excellent goal for Arsenal getty 5 Wilfried Zaha proved the difference for Palace against Huddersfield 5last_img read more


first_imgGALLAGHERThe death has taken place in Letterkenny General Hospital of Dominick Gallagher (Rampar), Doire-Na-Mainsear, Annagry. Reposing at his late residence. Removal from there on Sunday morning at 10.30 am for 11am Mass in Star of the Sea Church, Annagry with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. House private from 11pm to 9am please. Family flowers only, if desired, donations in lieu to friends of Letterkenny c/o Steven O Donnell and sons Funeral directors or any family member.KELLY The sudden death has occurred of Jim Kelly, the Cottage, Meenmore, Dungloe. His remains will be removed from McGlynns funeral home today at 2pm going to his late residence. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 11am in St Columba’s Church, Acres with interment afterwards in Belcruit cemetery. House private please from 11pm to 10am.O’DONNELLThe Death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Margaret O’Donnell (Jimmy Neily) Carnmore Road, Dungloe. Removal from McGlynns Funeral Home this Friday evening at 7pm going to her daughter Margaret’s residence at Carnmore Road. Funeral arrangements later.TONER The death has taken place at Mullingar General Hospital of James Toner, formerly of 15 St Eunan’s Terrace, Letterkenny. His remains will arrive at St Eunan’s Cathedral tomorrow, Friday, at 6.30pm to repose overnight. Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 10am, followed by interment in the family plot in Conwal CemeteryMEEHANThe death has occurred at Letterkenny General Hospital of R.P. Meehan, Crievesmith, Letterkenny. His remains will repose at his late residence from 2 o’clock on Saturday afternoon Removal from there on Monday morning at 10am going to Roselawn Crematorium, Belfast, for cremation at 1.30pm. House private please from 10pm to 12 noonOBITUARY NOTICES FOR TODAY – FRIDAY, JULY 29TH was last modified: July 29th, 2011 by gregShare 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 death noticesjuly 29obituary notices for july 29 2011last_img read more

U.S. in dark on security plan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week While few officials have seen the transportation security plan, some lawmakers said it evaluates highways, bridges, tunnels, pipelines, commuter rail and other infrastructure nationwide that must be protected from terrorist attack. It also was to have set standards and risk-based priorities that agencies should use to draw up security requirements – as well as the relationships between various agencies. Others said it could also include evacuation plans and logistics of emergency responses, such as outlining who would be in charge to ensure the availability of food, fuel, medicine and other supplies in the event of an attack. Testifying before the Senate panel, California Office of Homeland Security Director Matthew Bettenhausen said not knowing the federal government’s strategy for protecting infrastructure complicates local disaster planning efforts. “What should we prioritize and do with the scarce dollars we have?” Bettenhausen asked the committee, adding: “Help us. Write to release and not to classify.” The Department of Homeland Security did not return a call Wednesday seeking comment. But the struggle over the agency’s report is part of an ongoing Washington debate since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks about how to provide information without jeopardizing security. The 9-11 commission last year criticized excessive government secrecy, saying Washington stamps “classified” on too many documents, keeping vital information hidden from Congress and the public. “They have failed to distinguish between various details that might be properly classified and the bulk of the strategy, which needs to be widely understood,” said Steve Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy in Washington, D.C., which monitors government secrecy and advocates public oversight. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday that she thinks all levels of government need to improve preparations for disaster or terrorist attacks. Federal agencies, she said, must help set standards for cities to develop evacuation plans and local officials must sit down and write them. “I would hazard a guess that there isn’t a city that has a plan to evacuate the entire city,” she said. “You have to have it all written and all rehearsed so that when something happens, you can react fast.” Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 lisa.friedman@langnews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A Department of Homeland Security plan to protect the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure from terrorist attacks remains classified and hidden from the state and local officials it was intended to help, a Senate panel was told Wednesday. Until recently, the Department of Homeland Security refused even to acknowledge to Congress the existence of the National Strategy for Transportation Security plan – despite the fact that lawmakers were the ones who ordered the plan as part of a 2004 intelligence bill. But 9-11 commission member Slade Gordon told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the agency has turned over the plan to Congress yet refuses to let anyone without a security clearance – including state and local emergency-response officials – see it. “What use is it if the people who have to adapt to it don’t know anything about its existence or what it says?” Gordon said. “The people who are going to do the work are going to have to know what the rules are.” last_img read more


first_imgFRIENDS of Niamh Cannon have expressed relief that she is recovering well after being crushed in a queue outside a Dublin nightclub.The 18-year-old from Letterkenny was one of seven people hurt when people at the back of a queue pushed forward.The crush happened around midnight last night in an alleyway beside popular Dublin nightclub Copper Face Jacks. Cathal Jackson from the club said this evening that staff were “relieved’ to hear that Niamh was awake and speaking to family and friends. She has been moved to a general ward after initial treatment in an ICU at St James’ Hospital in the capital.Around 1,500 people were queuing for entry into the club when the crowd surged, resulting in a stampede that caused seven people to be injured and four people being taken to a nearby emergency department.e.The Copper Face Jack’s nightclub last night hosted a special over 18s “Messy Monday” event for the first time, with €3.50 drinks offers. The nightclub usually reserves entry for clubgoers that are over 19 or over 21 years of age.Dublin’s Harcourt Street was closed for some time last night, and investigations are underway into the cause of the horror crush.  RELIEF AS TEENAGE DONEGAL GIRL NIAMH RECOVERS FROM NIGHTCLUB CRUSH was last modified: January 29th, 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:Copper Face Jack’sCRUSHdonegaldublinletterkennyNiamh Cannonnightclublast_img read more


first_imgFEATURES: The Millbridge Bar and Restaurant has recently underwent refurbishments which has led to it being labelled as the No.1 dining out experience in the North-West: Located in the scenic village of Kilmacrennan, which is just a short ten minute drive from Letterkenny – The Millbridge Bar and Restaurant in Kilmacrennan is quickly drawing acclaim from all over Donegal. Their newly refurbished dining room “The Ivy” is open Friday-Sunday with Bar Food available SEVEN days a week from 12pm-9pm with an extensive menu to suit all tastes.Our function room is available for all types of celebrations, including 18ths, 21st, anniversarys etc, we have something to suit everyone.WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT:A MASSIVE crowd is expected to descend on the Millbridge Bar and Restaurant Kilmacrennan this Friday night for Ireland’s singing sensation Jimmy Buckley. Doors open at 9pm and you can pay at the door (€15).Not content with Jimmy Buckley, management have also provided the ever popular Sean Gallagher to play this Friday night in the lounge to entertain the crowds.It promises to be a night not to be missed!On Saturday night The Two Amigos will ensure it’s another lively night.On Sunday in “The Snug” we have Kilmacrennans very own trad band Ciocal Iomlan playing from 6pm-9pm.Come join us this Sunday for our Carvery Lunch in our newly refurbished Ivy Restaurant from 12pm to 4pm with 4 courses (tea or coffee) for only €16.95 and kids eat for only €4.95. Live premiership matches shownDrinks promotions3 pints for €10 (Monday – Friday)Loyalty Discount cards availableFor any information contact us on 074 91 39800 or email us at millbridgebar@gmail.comCOUNTRY MUSIC SENSATION JIMMY BUCKLEY PLAYING LIVE AT THE MILLBRIDGE BAR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT was last modified: August 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Super 8: Onduparaka require spots to oust Tooro United

first_imgOnduparaka move into the last four. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Pilsner Super 8Onduparaka 0(4)-0(3) Tooro UnitedGreen Light Stadium, AruaSunday, 04-08-2019Onduparaka became the third side to reach the semi-finals of the 2019 Pilsner Super, on Sunday.The Caterpillars who fielded Vitalis Tabu-who was making a return to his boyhood club after four years away-won 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in normal time.Tabu was one of Onduparaka’s players who scored from the spot along with Malish Jamal, Dudu Ramathan and Amisi Muwonge.For Tooro, Paddy Muhumuza and Godfrey Lwesibawa missed from 12-yards to lose the contest.Tooro now drop to the placement fixtures where they will fight to finish either 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th.For Onduparaka, they join Vipers and Mbarara City in the last four.Vipers defeated Proline 1-0 on Wednesday while Mbarara were 2-0 winners at home to URA FC, two days later.The remaining last 8 fixture will see Wakiso Giants host KCCA FC at the Wakisha Resource Center on Tuesday.Onduparaka lineupAnyama Richard(gk),Gasper Alex,Okocha Rashid,Dudu Ramadhan,Ayiko Richard,Faizul Ibrahim,Bida Ezra,Wahab Gadafi(c),Okhuti Ceaser,Salim Abdullah,Tabu VitalisTooro United lineupChrispas Kusima (gk), Musa Mukasa, Aurther Kiggundu, Mike Kawooya, Isa Lumu, John Byamukama, Paddy Muhumuza, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Charles Musiga, Steven Omuvia, Godfrey LwesibawaPilsner Super EightJuly 31, 2019-Vipers SC 1-0 Proline FCAugust 2, 2019-Mbarara City FC 2-0 URA FCAugust 4, 2019-Onduparaka FC 1-0 TooroAugust 6, 2019-Wakiso Giants vs KCCA FCComments Tags: Godfrey Lwesibawaonduparaka fcPaddy MuhumuzaPilsner Super 8Tooro United FCVitalis Tabulast_img read more