Easy for Juventus

first_imgTURIN, Italy (AP):Dani Alves inspired Juventus to a 2-1 win over Monaco yesterday to send the Italian club to their second Champions League final in three years.Alves set up Mario Mandzukic’s opener in the 33rd minute and got on the scoresheet himself on the stroke of half-time with a fantastic volley s as Juventus swept to a 4-1 victory on aggregate.Kylian Mbappe scored a consolation goal in the 69th minute for Monaco, as Juventus remained on course for the treble. Massimiliano Allegri’s side is likely to secure an unprecedented sixth Serie A title on Sunday at Roma, while it is also in the Italian Cup final.Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid meet today for the other second-leg match. Defending champions Real Madrid lead 3-0.last_img read more

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50 Former LPDP Officials Cross Carpet to MOVEE

first_imgAt least fifty senior executive members of the Liberia People’s Democratic Party (LPDP) Grand Bassa County branch on Tuesday pledged their support to the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) political party for the pending 2017 general and presidential elections.The executives said they have no regret about their decision.A position statement, delivered on behalf of the former LPDP executive members by Sam Olu Garyeedea, said their decision to switch sides was prompted by several reasons, including the recent indictment of officials, a weak political start-up among others. He, however, said they are ready to work with a political party that means business for the Liberian people, not one whose standard bearer is indicted for corruption.The standard bearer of LPDP, House Speaker J. Alex Tyler, is indicted in the ongoing Global Witness Report for alleged bribery.“We are firm on this decision, and we see a brighter future with Dr. Mills Jones as the next President of Liberia; and therefore, we call on other well-meaning Liberians to join this worthy cause in making him our next President so as to save our country from total political and economic collapse,” the statement said.The senior executive members urged Dr. Jones to remain undeterred as the eyes of Liberians are opened and will do everything possible to elect him as their next President in 2017.“We will stand by you to see our dreams come true. Your good work has built many homes for you in Grand Bassa County and so we have come to form an essential part of this noble party,” the statement said.Assistant Secretary General of MOVEE, Richard Panton, who received the statement, welcomed the officials to the party and thanked them for making the right decision.Mr. Panton urged the new members to work hard to ensure that the party claims victory in 2017.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fort St. John Recreational Hockey League releases information on upcoming season

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Men’s Recreational Hockey League released an abundance of information regarding their season on Wednesday.The league currently has 13 teams signed up and is hoping for an even 16 by the time registration closes. New teams looking to sign up for the league have until the cut off date of August 20th. Full teams fees will be anywhere from $5200 to $6000 (roughly $300 per player) which includes a full season of hockey with referees and a tournament. One requirement for the league is that teams need to find their own jerseys with numbers.Residents can also sign up as spares for $25 which allows them to play five games on random teams. Spares must be added to a roster after they play their five games.- Advertisement -Average ice times for the 1-hour games are 9:00 p.m. Though there are two 9:45 p.m. ice times each week that will be split between the teams. Teams are expected to play two to three times per week.The season concludes in March with a tournament featuring a beer garden.All this information and more will be brought up during the leagues Annual General Managers Meeting on July 29th.Advertisement For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to register, call League President Mike Hamre at 250-262-7534.last_img read more

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Alan Pardew criticises FA Cup schedule for putting players ‘at risk’

first_img Alan Pardew 1 Alan Pardew has criticised the Football Association’s scheduling of the FA Cup, reiterating his belief their organisation of the competition undermines it and that it also leaves the players involved “at risk”.Crystal Palace visit Tottenham in the FA Cup’s fifth round on Sunday, knowing a draw would extend their fixture list at a defining point in their season and also hamper Spurs, who are competing to win both the Premier League and the Europa League.In the event of a replay they would likely meet again on March 8 – two days after Palace host Liverpool in the league and two before Spurs could compete in the Europa League – unless Palace’s concerns are acknowledged and the schedule changed.Having last month also said the timing of the FA Cup’s third round “devalues” a competition of which he is obviously fond and which he is this season determined to win, Pardew revealed “discussions” were ongoing regarding a potential change of date, and said: “I’d hate to see (replays) go, although the scheduling of them looks poor, for whatever reason that is.“Between the FA and the Premier League, they need to sit down. We are talking about the replay date for this game, and wow, it looks complicated to me. It’s definitely complicated for Spurs.“So both managers would prefer it to get this job done on Sunday. The game is not like that. The replay is in the rules, we’re going to have to deal with that when it turns up.“Perhaps a little bit of foresight should have been there at the start of this season on the scheduling with some of these replays.“I don’t think it has been confirmed yet. There are discussions going on. The scenario looks like a two-day break for us and Spurs. Of course, myself and the Spurs manager (Mauricio Pochettino) don’t think that’s ideal.“We are putting our players at risk. That is not enough recovery time given the amount of effort and capacity we have to play at in the current game.”Palace’s only victories since December 19 have come in the Cup, away at Southampton and at home to Stoke.Pardew has repeatedly spoken of a belief that much of that disappointing run is a consequence of the absence of the injured Yannick Bolasie, and while he refused to confirm if he will be back on Sunday, as had been expected, he spoke of new signing Emmanuel Adebayor’s desire to impress against his former team and of his confidence he can inspire victory.“We are fired up and motivated for him,” said Pardew of a player widely remembered for his performance and provocative celebrations in 2009 when scoring for Manchester City in a defeat of Arsenal, the team he had recently left.“We know it will be Adebayor. It will bring his personality and he will bring quality to the pitch. Spurs fans know that, I don’t have to tell them that.“Cheer him or boo him, whatever they will do, that is part and parcel of the game, part of the fabric of what we love about football. He will cope with the highs and the lows of the game.“We want to put a performance on for him, that gives him the best possible standing to bring his best game to the pitch. If he brings his best game to the pitch he can win it.”last_img read more

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DONEGAL PUTS ON ITS BRAVEST SMILE TO SAY GOODBYE TO CONOR

first_imgConor is taken to his final resting place this afternoon.The West Donegal skyline put on its bravest smile this afternoon as it bid a final farewell to one of its best-loved sons.Stunning September sunshine greeted hundreds of mourners as crash victim Conor Boyle was laid to rest.No detail was overlooked as hundreds of people gathered to say goodbye to a young man held so highly in the affections of his local community. ConorDespite the heartbreaking sadness, locals put on their bravest of faces to do one of their own proud.The 18 year old, from the village of Loughanure, lost his fight for life on September 20th, almost two weeks after he crashed his car in London on September 8th.Conor was returning from working at his father’s tunneling company when he crashed his Volkswagen Passat car.Hundreds of mourners had to stand outside St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Annagry today as people packed into the church to show their respects to the Boyle family. Mourners were all given a small keepsake photograph of Conor that read “Conor Boyle, 1995-2013” as they entered the church.Inside teenagers wept openly as Fr John Britto recalled how a community had been thorn apart by Conor’s loss.But he added “What was more remarkable was hos Conor’s death has brought people of all ages together to share in grief the loss of this fine young man.”The offertory gifts were carried to the altar by Conor’s three younger brothers and five of his friends.Among the many songs performed during the touching mass was ‘Working Man’ recalling Conor’s great work ethic. His brother Darragh carried Conor’s boxing gloves, Owen carried his football, while Shane took his first football boots to the altar.The readings were by his godmother Brid Sweeney and close friend Lauren Walsh, while nine close relatives and friends recited the prayers of the faithful.A booklet including a pencil drawing of Conor by students and teachers at Dungloe Community School was also distributed at the mass.The eulogy at the end of the Mass was given by his uncle Daniel Boyle. He said that although Conor was small in stature, his huge heart more than made up for his physical size.“Everyone loved Conor and that was evident by the outpouring of hope and prayers that happened when Conor had his accident.“He was such a great sportsman and a wonderful human being. The social media campaign that followed his accident was huge. He even had the Pope praying for him,” revealed Daniel.Daniel also revealed that Conor hadn’t spent his last couple of pay cheques and said his family wanted the community to spend that money joining them for refreshments after his funeral.Following the Mass the funeral cortege made its way the short distance to the new cemetery on the outskirts of Annagry village where it stopped several hundred yards before the cemetery to allow his coffin be carried.School friends and pals from Loughanure and surrounding areas together with members of the Naomh Muire GAA Club and the Rosses Boxing Club took turns to help carry their friend’s coffin to his final resting place.His father Hugh, godfather Paul Sweeney, and his great uncles Bernie Boyle and Charlie Rodgers took Conor the last few steps into the cemetery.He was finally laid to rest as stunning September sunshine danced across the hills and fields of the West Donegal gaeltacht.And the only dark cloud on the skyline was the loss of one of Donegal’s finest young sons all too soon.DONEGAL PUTS ON ITS BRAVEST SMILE TO SAY GOODBYE TO CONOR was last modified: September 30th, 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:AnnagryConor BoylefuneralLoughanurelast_img read more

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ECLIPSE CINEMAS LAUNCH AUTISM FRIENDLY MOVIES INITIATIVE OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

first_imgThe innovative management at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane have launched a wonderful new initiative aimed at children who suffer from Autism. They’re screening four Autism friendly films from November 26th until December 20th.Lights and sounds are set at a lower level than during normal matinees. The four films that will be shown are Frozen, Paddington Bear, Penguins of Madagascar and Tinkerbell and the Neverbeast.It’s hoped the wonderful initiative will encourage parents that have children who suffer from Autism to attend Eclipse Cinemas over the next month. ECLIPSE CINEMAS LAUNCH AUTISM FRIENDLY MOVIES INITIATIVE OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD was last modified: November 26th, 2014 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:autismEclispe CinemasEntertainmentFeaturesFriendlymoviesnewslast_img read more

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ST EUNAN’S CLAIM A SECOND ALL IRELAND TITLE

first_imgSt Eunan’s College in Letterkenny were celebrating their second All Ireland in a week last night.The team beat De La Salle, Waterford by the slimmest of margins in the Umbro FAI Schools Minor Boys cup final.The only difference between the sides was a 43 minute goal from Kieran McPherson at the Oscar Traynor Centre in Cooklock, Dublin. McPherson hit the net following an excellent turn in the box and coolly slotted into the bottom corner past De Le Salle goalkeeper Stephen Doheny, finishing with real aplomb.This now means the U-15 trophy can be added the U-17 triumph won days earlier against the same opponents, Munster champions De La Salle.With just one goal between the sides, Waterford pushed and practically camped in the Donegal side’s box for the last 20 minutes.However Ollie Horgan’s side battened down the hatches and followed in the footsteps of their more senior boys. St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny: Rory Carr, Nathan McElwaine, Darragh Harper, Liam Blaney, Darragh McWalters, Oisin Hassett, Paul O’Brien, Ciaran Maloney, Kieran Mc Pherson, Patrick Diver, Caolan McDaid. ST EUNAN’S CLAIM A SECOND ALL IRELAND TITLE was last modified: May 3rd, 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:all-irelandletterkennySt Eunanslast_img read more

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WHAT A SCORCHER! SUNNY DAY AHEAD AS SUMMER ARRIVES IN DONEGAL (AND IT’S GOING TO GET EVEN BETTER!)

first_imgThe stunning Port Arthur beachDONEGAL is basking in glorious sunshine today, and our weather is finally going to get better, say forecasters.There may be some isolated showers over the next few days but Peter O’Donnell from Irish Weather Online says warm weather has finally arrived.And temperatures could reach 23C next week – beach weather at last! Today should see temperatures reach up to 18C.“It’s already beautiful across Donegal and the rest of the country will see that weather with them as the day goes on,” he said.He added:  “There continue to be indications of a warm spell with an easterly source as higher pressure develops from the Azores to northern Scandinavia. Highs could be in the 18-23 C range at times in early June.“There would be either one long unbroken dry spell, or two dry spells with a brief interruption from cooler, showery conditions, depending on which guidance for the second week ahead proves to be the more accurate.” Here’s what else is in store:TONIGHT … Some clear intervals, then partly cloudy, rather mild with lows in the range of 6-10 C.THURSDAY … Sunny intervals, only a few isolated showers mainly in north, highs 14-18 C. A few locations could flirt with 20 degrees if there’s enough sunshine and a breeze from land (inland south is favoured).FRIDAY … Variable cloud, one or two showers likely, 2-5 mm rainfalls, lows about 7 C and highs about 16 C.WEEKEND OUTLOOK … Sunny intervals, showers more isolated and confined to north, a bit warmer too, highs near 19 C and possibly low 20s in some parts of inland south and east. FURTHER OUTLOOK … There continue to be indications of a warm spell with an easterly source as higher pressure develops from the Azores to northern Scandinavia. Highs could be in the 18-23 C range at times in early June. There would be either one long unbroken dry spell, or two dry spells with a brief interruption from cooler, showery conditions, depending on which guidance for the second week ahead proves to be the more accurate.WHAT A SCORCHER! SUNNY DAY AHEAD AS SUMMER ARRIVES IN DONEGAL (AND IT’S GOING TO GET EVEN BETTER!) was last modified: May 29th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal daily weathersummersunshineWHAT A SCORCHER! SUNNY DAY AHEAD AS SUMMER ARRIVES IN DONEGAL (AND IT’S GOING TO GET EVEN BETTER!)last_img read more

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We could have scored 12 against URA, says Mike Mutebi

first_imgMike Mutebi speaking to the media after the 7-2 win over URA (Photo by Shaban Lubega)After KCCA dismantled URA FC 7-2 at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo on Tuesday, the Kasasiro Boys’ head coach Mike Mutebi has come out and suggested that his team could have reached double figures in terms of goals against the Tax Collectors.Shaban Muhammad grabbed a hat trick and a goal each from Allan Okello, Patrick Kaddu, Paul Mucurezi plus an own goal ensured that KCCA register the biggest win of the season in terms of goals.Robert Kulaba and Saidi Kyeyune where on the score sheet for the away side.Speaking after the game, an excited Mike Mutebi had this to say.“I want to term it as a seven star performance,” said Mutebi.“We were so effective against URA despite my team playing at only 40% of their potential.“We were a little bit short especially at putting away our chances coz i am sure we could have scored 12 against them.“We created so many clear cut opportunities against them but we should also not forget that we were careless at the back, conceding several chances too and letting in two goals.“It is an issue that we need to address especially going into the CAF Champions League because if you repeat the same mistakes against the big boys there, you are going to be punished dearly.“I know everyone who attended the game has to be flattered by the score line but for me, i have to look at the bigger picture and try to sort out the areas where we came short.On where his team bettered URA and how easy the Tax Collectors made it for KCCA, Mutebi had this to say.“Both teams came onto the field of play and played open attacking football which suits us better because it is our style.“The result is deceiving because they could have scored more than they did.“I can’t come out and say that URA was poor on the day but rather that we were more effective and punished them more often than they did.“Like i said, we have to work on our defending before the Vipers game on Friday but i am excited after my team scored all those goals because scoring has been an issue for us lately.“The biggest aspect that made the game easy for us is that out players understand the game more than others and although they have plenty of attack minded individuals, it comes down to how every our exhibits themselves on the pitch.“Going into that game on Friday, we can now seat and think that may be Shaban (Muhammad) will score as he has scored in like four consecutive games and seeing the Okellos (Allan) also chip in with one or two more goals, it is so healthy for us coz we will have to score to win the game.Asked about KCCA chances of retaining the title for a third consecutive season, Mutebi said.“I have always said that This season may go to the wire and may require goal difference to decide the winner.“We are currently in the chasing pack as we are not the leaders but we will try to do our job which is to win and score as many goals as we can and hope that everything plays into our favour.KCCA are currently third on the log with 48 points from 24 games. They are only one points behind both SC Villa and Vipers.For URA who saw their coach Paul Nkata resign after the game, they remained 8th with 31 points for 25 games.KCCA travels to the St. Mary’s stadium to take on leaders Vipers SC in a potential title decider.Comments Tags: allan okelloKCCA FCMike MutebiSC VillaShaban MuhammadURA FCviperslast_img read more

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CAF Confederations Cup: Proline seek maiden continental away victory at AS Kigali

first_imgProline are yet to win an away game in the CAF Confederations Cup. (PHOTO/Proline)CAF Confederations CupAS Kigali vs Proline FCRegionale de Nyamirambo, KigaliSaturday, 14-09-2019 @4pmProline FC will be hoping to register their first continental away victory when they take on AS Kigali in the CAF Confederations Cup on Saturday afternoon.The Lugogo based side who are in their debut season in Africa’s second premier club competition drew 0-0 away to Malawian side Master Securities in the last round and will very much like to take a big result into their second leg against the Rwandese side.The build-up to this game has been dominated by Proline being docked six points and as many goals in the Uganda Premier League after they failed to turn up for their match-day three fixture at home to SC Villa.However, that will all be forgotten for at least 90 minutes as they seek to take care of AS Kigali.Proline have been boosted by the addition of Hamis Diego Kizza to the camp. Kizza is one of a few players currently on the visitors’ rooster with experience on the continent.“The mood in the camp is good and the addition of Hamis Kizza (Diego) is a big boost for us given his experience. We believe he will be vital in our quest for a positive result. Noted Proline head coach Matia Lule ahead of the game.Kizza has previously featured for URA FC, Yanga Africans and Simba SC at this level and will indeed be pivotal to a young Proline team that is deprived of continental experience.Kizza is expected to be paired up front with Ivan Bogere. Bogere scored all three goals as Proline defeated Masters Security 3-0 in the first leg of the Preliminary Round of the competition.For AS Kigali, they are hoping to use home advantage count so as to have something to protect when they head into the second leg in Kampala.The Rwandese side who are coached by Eric Nshimiyimana are usually strong at home and will be slight favourites to get the job done on Saturday.Kigali will hope the duo of Zidane Nsabimana and Rashid Kalisa can replicate the form they showed as they overcame Tanzanian side KMC in the previous round.Proline squad for the game away to AS KigaliGoalkeepersHassan Matovu, Shatif MagolaDefendersBernard Muwanga, Mustafa Mujuzi, Yusuf Mukisa, Saka Mpima, Sendi Ibrahim, Richard Ajuna, James Begesa, Sula SekamwaMidfieldersSam Kintu, Bright Anukani, Bunjo Noordin, Andrew Isiagi, Ibrahim WamanahForwardsHakim Kiwanuka, Ivan Bogere, Kizza HamisTop of FormBottom of FormComments Tags: AS KigaliCAF Confederations CupHamis Diego Kizzamatia luleproline fclast_img read more

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