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  • Lindeners urged to support ICC Women’s World T20

    first_imgWith the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World T20 slated to commence in Guyana next month, Lindeners were on Tuesday urged to be part of the action as a cricket sensitisation outreach headed to the mining town in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Member of Parliament Jermaine Figueira holding the cricket bat and posing with students that will be attending the ICC Women’s World T20 games here in GuyanaThe World T20 which is themed, “Watch this”, will bowl off from November 9 to 24, with the top 10 teams facing off in the first-ever stand-alone Women’s World Cup.Media facilitator John Ramsingh, who was part of the activity, said the aim was to sensitise the public to make residents aware that the tournament was headed to Guyana and to encourage attendance.He noted that the tournament was a very significant one, with lots of players who are now kick-starting their careers on the international scene, while others are looking to end theirs on a high note.The sensitisation, he said, aims at ensuring persons from all walks of life across the country get an opportunity to be part of the games. “It’s the first time that the Women’s World Cup would be played by itself. Previously, it used to be played alongside the men’s tournament…so, it is the first time it will be a stand-alone tournament. Windies are the defending champions and it is an opportunity for them to defend their title at home. Guyana is going to be a very important venue, because … we have matches here – we have the opening matches that are very important. We’re going to get off on a winning note before we move off to St Lucia and Antigua where the finals will be,” he explained.Ramsingh said tickets for the matches were currently on sale online and would be physically on sale from October 29. The tickets, he pointed out, are being sold at the affordable cost of $500, as he noted that this is another reason why persons should show support. During the activity, the sensitisation team handed out flyers and met with persons in the community. Residents were also afforded the opportunity of taking photos with the ICC Cricket Bat. The team also met with staff of Republic Bank, which is a major sponsor of the game in the Caribbean.last_img read more


    first_imgA very special Mass takes place in St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny this evening to celebrate the work of the Loreto nuns in the county since the 19th centuryThe Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Phillip Boyce at 7:30pm to mark the closure of the Loreto Convent after 161 years.The remaining six nuns leave the convent to go to other convents around Ireland, bringing the end of an era. Past and present staff and students, parents and members of the wider community are invited to join the nuns at the Mass this evening.Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the school canteen and all are welcome. MASS THIS EVENING TO CELEBRATE 161 YEARS OF LORETO CONVENT NUNS was last modified: July 30th, 2015 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:conventletterkennyLoretomassnunslast_img read more


    first_imgMissing John ConcannonSearches resumed again today for a pensioner last seen close to the Donegal border.John Concannon, 71, was last seen on CCTV footage getting off a bus in Bridgend in November.The pensioner’s worried family have conducted extensive searches for him but he has not been located. Dozens of people conducted searches close to where John was last seen at Leenamore Road.The teams carried out intensive foot searches checking through drains, fields and ditches for any sign or clue of John’s whereabouts.John, who has dementia and hearing difficulties, disappeared after apparently getting on the wrong bus at the Foyle Street Bus Station in Derry on November 10th.He was last seen on CCTV footage getting off the bus on the Donegal border but there have been no sightings of him since. His frantic family have asked anybody who may recall seeing John around this time to contact either the Gardai or the PSNI.As well as family searches, the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team, Foyle Search and Rescue and both police forces have been searching for the missing pensioner.SEARCH RESUMES ALONG DONEGAL BORDER FOR MISSING PENSIONER was last modified: January 3rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


    first_imgGaeil Fhánada C.L.G.Gaeil Fhánada Seniors and Reserves play at home this Sunday 28th September in the first Championship game of 2014 v N. Brid. Come out and support our local boys on their home turf.Gaeil Fhánada Under Age – please check our Facebook page for updated notes. All Ireland FinalHard luck to our Donegal Seniors and Minors who played their hearts out last Sunday in Croke Park, but really well done on getting to the final and for giving our County another great year of Gaelic football. Congratulations to Jim, Declan and all the backroom boys who got them this far. Tír Conaill Abú!18th October 2014A night with a difference, Crazy Vegas Fun Casino Night, sounds flash but it’s really just a great night’s craic for all the family, more details later.    GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA HOST NAOMH BRÍD IN INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: September 23rd, 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:fanad gaelsGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


    first_imgMembers of the National Road Relay Teams, Captains Award. ALL PICS BY DARREN CROSSANBernie Walsh Club Person of the yearCiaran Doherty Male Performance of the yearAnn-Marie McGlynn Female Athlete of the year,Female Performance of the year and Female Track Athlete of the YearBrendan Boyce Male Athlete of the year (accepting the award on behalf of his brother is Brian Boyce) from RTE’s Greg Allen.LETTERKENNY ATHLETICS CLUB AWARDS NIGHT – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: October 10th, 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:awards nightLeterkenny Athletics Clublast_img read more

  • Wales Women vs England Women FREE: How to watch World Cup qualifier

    first_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more What time is kick-off?This Group 1 qualifier will be held on Friday, August 31.Kick-off at Rodney Parade is at 7.45pm.When the sides met back in April they played out a 0-0 draw, but they are miles ahead of Russia, Bosnia and Kazakhstan in the rankings.A win would secure World Cup qualification for the Lionesses.How can I watch the game for free?The game is being shown live on BBC2 and BBC2HD.Coverage begins at 7.30pm and can view it on Ultra HD through the BBC iPlayer.Speaking ahead of the clash, boss Neville told the BBC: “It is billed as a grudge match, and that’s part of their motivation. We are going to be have to play out our very best to get a result. There is rivalry and tension and that shows how far the women’s game has come.“There is a little bit of needle between both teams. Four years ago, we wouldn’t have had this kind of build-up.” England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures highlights Neville’s side remain unbeaten in qualifying silverware MONEY impact smart causal center_img possible standings 1 FOOTBALL LATEST England and Wales are fighting it out for top-spot in World Cup qualifying Group 1.The Welsh top the table going into this clash and have yet to concede a goal in seven games, whilst England will be hoping to leapfrog them after themselves crashing in 20 goals in just six matches. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Getty Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decadelast_img read more


    first_imgPadraig Mac LochlainnDonegal North East Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has described confirmation that the North Donegal Money Advice Budgeting Service (MABS) has an average waiting time of 20 weeks, five times the state average of four weeks, as “shocking”.He called on Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton to ensure that additional resources are deployed to North Donegal MABs as a matter of urgency.The waiting times for North Donegal MABS are the highest of all 51 MABs offices across the state. North Donegal MABS also has the highest number of number of people awaiting their first appointment at 160. Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “This shocking confirmation from the Minister is in response to a parliamentary question from my colleague; Deputy Pearse Doherty needs to be urgently addressed.“It is clear that North Donegal MABS have not got the necessary resources and staff numbers to meet the demand from families in debt across North Donegal.“It confirms the worst fears of my party members. Recently, my colleagues, Cllrs Mick Quinn and Gerry McMonagle highlighted the debt crisis in Donegal and called on families in debt to seek advice and assistance from organisations like MABS before they engage with banks. These waiting times may force families under pressure from banks to agree to unsustainable and unfair debt repayment agreements. This is totally unacceptable.“I will be making representations to the Minister to deploy additional resources and I will be monitoring these waiting times closely over the time ahead”  MABS WAITING LISTS ARE ‘DISGRACE’, SAYS DONEGAL TD was last modified: July 17th, 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:MABS WAITING LISTS ARE ‘DISGRACE’SAYS DONEGAL TDlast_img read more

  • Bruins sweep Jackrabbits

    first_imgPassion, check. Intensity and high effort, check. It would seem to have most of the necessary elements, but if one of the most important aspects of a true rivalry is a give and take in the victory column, then the Wilson-Poly girls volleyball rivalry is on hiatus. Thursday at Poly, the Bruins won their ninth consecutive match against the Jackrabbits dating to the 2001 CIF Southern Section Division I-AA final, 25-15, 25-21, 25-18. “Some of the rallies were tremendous on both sides, the kind of unbelievably talented, skilled stuff that you saw,” said Wilson coach Susan Pescar, whose team has eight seniors. “It’s a great rivalry, I think the first game was exciting for the crowd. And then after that they were hoping that second game would be diferrent, and it wasn’t, and they got very quiet.” Each of the last two seasons, the two teams locked in epic five-game matches at Poly, but the gap Thursday was such that the Jackrabbits (12-10, 5-3) took their first lead of the day at 1-0 in the third game. And with Poly holding a 7-4 lead, the Bruins (15-6, 9-0) went on a 7-0 run to take an 11-7 advantage, and never looked back. “It’s still a growth process,” Poly coach Jeff Eyanson said of his young team. “I don’t call it a rebuilding, it’s more of a transition year.” Poly made a run in each game, closing to within 10-9 in the first and 11-10 in the second before Wilson pulled away. The Jackrabbits stand in third place behind 7-1 Lakewood, while the Bruins haven’t lost a Moore League match in two seasons and will look to secure a fourth consecutive title next week, with Lakewood visiting Tuesday. Wilson was led Thursday by senior outside hitter Stephanie Barry (15 kills) and junior middle blocker Elsie Hendrickson, who contributed seven kills. The Jackrabbits have Compton Tuesday, with Cabrillo and Jordan next up before they close against Lakewood Nov. 3. “No one is the superstar, and everyone contributes equally,” Hendrickson said of the Bruins. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

  • 1978 World Cup: Argentina’s first triumph at the global show piece

    first_img Tags: World Cup 1978 The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, quadrennial international football world championship tournament, was held in Argentina between 1 and 25 June.England and Belgium failed to qualify for the second World Cup in succession, losing out to Italy and the Netherlands respectively. 1976 European champions Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and the Soviet Union were eliminated by Scotland, Spain, France and Hungary respectively and thus failed to qualify for the finals. Bolivia’s win meant Uruguay failed to qualify for the first time since 1958. Newcomers to the finals were Iran and Tunisia; Austria qualified for the first time since 1958, while France, Spain and Hungary were back for the first time since 1966. Peru and Mexico returned after missing the previous tournament. For the first time, more than 100 nations entered the competition.The host nations team at the 1978 World CupThe format of the competition stayed the same as in 1974: 16 teams qualified, divided into four groups of four. Each group played a round-robin with two points for a win and one for a draw, and goal difference used to separate teams level on points. The top two teams in each group would advance to the second round, where they would be split into two groups of four. The winners of each group would play each other in the final, and the second-place finishers in the third place match. For the 1978 World Cup, FIFA introduced the penalty shoot-out as a means of determining the winner in knockout stages should the match end on a draw after 120 minutes. The method, however, was not put in practice as both the third-place match and the final were decided before 120 minutes. The first World Cup to feature a penalty shoot-out was the 1982 World Cup, in the semifinal match between France and West Germany.The first round produced several surprises. Poland won Group 2 ahead of world champions West Germany, after holding the Germans to a goalless draw and then beating Tunisia and Mexico. The Germans then thrashed Mexico 6–0, and finally played out a second goalless draw against Tunisia. Although they failed to qualify for the second round, Tunisia made history by beating Mexico 3–1 while trailing 0–1 at half time. It was the first time that any African team had won a match at the World Cup finals.Argentina’s Mario Kempes celebrates scoring in the 1970 World Cup finalPeru pushed the Netherlands into second place in Group 4, where Scotland missed out on goal difference for the second successive tournament. Teofilo Cubillas was outstanding for Peru, scoring twice against Scotland in Peru’s 3–1 win and hitting a hat-trick in their 4–1 victory over newcomers Iran. Rob Rensenbrink of the Netherlands also scored three times against Iran, scoring all the goals as the Dutch won 3–0. Scotland drew with Iran 1–1 and the only highlight of their campaign was a 3–2 victory over the Netherlands in their final group game which was not enough to prevent elimination. Iran, the reigning Asian champions, went out of the tournament winless. Rensenbrink’s goal against Scotland was the 1000th goal of World Cup history. Scotland’s Willie Johnston was expelled from the World Cup after he was found to have taken a banned stimulant during the opening game against Peru.The biggest surprise of all came in Group 3, where Austria finished ahead of Brazil. The Austrians beat Spain and Sweden, while Brazil were held to draws by the same two teams. The draw between Brazil and Sweden was especially controversial; Welsh referee Clive Thomas awarded Brazil a very late corner kick, and Zico directly headed the kick into the net; but Thomas blew for time before Zico made contact with the ball, and the goal was disallowed. The Brazilian players were not happy with the decision, but the final result remained a 1–1 draw. Heading into their final group game, Brazil needed to beat Austria to be certain of advancing to the second round and managed a 1–0 win thanks to a goal from Roberto Dinamite. Brazil and Austria thus finished with the same number of points and the same goal difference, but Austria won the group by virtue of having scored more goals.Group 1 had the strongest line-up of teams in the first round, featuring Italy, the host Argentina, France and Hungary. The two places in the second round were claimed before the final round of games, with Italy and Argentina both beating France and Hungary. The match between Italy and Argentina decided who topped the group, and a goal from Roberto Bettega midway through the second half was enough to give that honor to Italy. It also forced Argentina to move out of Buenos Aires and play in Rosario.The 1978 World Cup marked the fourth and last occasion during which a national team did not wear its own kit to play a match (the first being in the 1932 World Cup third place match between Germany and Austria; the second in the 1950 World Cup first round match between Switzerland and Mexico and the third in the 1958 World Cup first round match between West Germany and Argentina). The incident happened during the game between France and Hungary. Both teams arrived at the venue with only their white change kits, resulting in a delayed kickoff while officials went in search of the jerseys of a local team from Mar del Plata, Club Atletico Kimberley; the jerseys had vertical green and white stripes and were worn by France.Second RoundIn the all-European Group A, the Netherlands got off to a flying start by thrashing Austria 5–1, Johnny Rep scoring two of their goals. In a rematch of the 1974 final, the Dutch then drew 2–2 with West Germany, who had previously shared a goalless game with Italy. The Italians beat Austria 1–0, and so the Netherlands faced Italy in their last group game knowing that the winners would reach the final. Ernie Brandts scored an 18th-minute own goal to put Italy ahead at half-time, but he made up for his mistake by scoring at the right end in the fifth minute of the second half. Arie Haan got the winner for the Dutch with 15 minutes remaining, and the Netherlands had reached their second successive World Cup Final. In the game known as the ‘Miracle of Cordoba’, West Germany were surprisingly beaten by Austria 2–3 which marked their end as World Champions.Austria (in red) defeated West Germany (in White) 3-2 at the 1978 World CupGroup B was essentially a battle between Argentina and Brazil, and it was resolved in controversial circumstances. In the first round of group games, Brazil beat Peru 3–0 while Argentina saw Poland off by a score of 2–0. Brazil and Argentina then played out a tense and violent goalless draw, so both teams went into the last round of matches with three points. Argentina delayed the kick-off of its last match to await the result of the Brazil-Poland encounter. Brazil won by a 3–1 score, meaning Argentina had to beat Peru by four clear goals to reach the final but they managed to do it. Trailing 2–0 at half-time, Peru simply collapsed in the second half, and Argentina eventually won 6–0. As previously noted, rumors suggested that Peru might have been bribed or threatened into allowing Argentina to win the match by such a large margin. However, nothing could be proved, and Argentina met the Netherlands in the final. Brazil took third place from an enterprising Italian side with Nelinho scoring a memorable goal, and were dubbed “moral champions” by coach Claudio Coutinho, because they did not win the tournament, but did not lose a single match.FinalThe final, Argentina vs Netherlands, was also controversial, as the Dutch accused the Argentines of using stalling tactics to delay the match. The host team came out late and questioned the legality of a plaster cast on Rene van de Kerkhof’s’s wrist, which the Dutch claimed allowed tension to build in front of a hostile Buenos Aires crowd.Mario Kempes opened the scoring for the hosts before Dick Nanninga equalized a few minutes from the end. Rob Rensenbrink had a glorious stoppage-time opportunity to win it for the Netherlands but his effort came back off the goal post. Argentina won the final 3–1 after extra-time, after Daniel scored and Kempes, who finished as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals, added his second of the day. The Netherlands, because of the controversial game events, refused to attend the post-match ceremonies after the match ended. They had lost their second consecutive World Cup final, both times to the host nation, after losing to West Germany in 1974. Argentina won 5 games but became the first team to win the World Cup after failing to win two matches, where they had lost to Italy in the first round and drawn with Brazil in the second round. Four years later, Italy would win the next World Cup despite failing to win three games.Argentina captain, Mario Kempes is lofted while holding the World Cup in 1978Comments last_img read more

  • Homecoming Revolution: African New Yorkers want to come home

    first_img30 September 2015Executive recruitment firm Homecoming Revolution’s Speed Meet: New York interactive event was held on the 24th and 25th of September 2015 at the Thomson Reuters building in Times Square, in the heart of New York City. The two day event included an informal dinner on the Thursday evening, followed by a full day of networking one-on-one discussions between Homecoming representatives, businesspeople from Africa and 130 Africans living and working in the USA, interested in exploring career opportunities on the continent.Top companies, including Thomson Reuters, Deloitte, Nigeria’s CSCS and Brand South Africa, as well as incredible keynote speakers, inspired the audience with very real examples of the potential and opportunities back in Africa.Brand South Africa is a partner of the Homecoming Revolution initiative. It is aimed at inspiring South Africans and Africans living and working abroad to consider returning to their home countries to work towards creating positive change for the continent, economically and socially.Significant shift in reasons why Africans in the US are returning to #Africa #SpeedMeetNYC— HomecomingRevolution (@HomecomingRev) Septemb er 29, 2015“It was surprisingly encouraging to see how hungry candidates were to make a name for themselves back on the continent,” said Homecoming Revolution chief executive Angel Jones of the gathering. “No longer is New York seen by Africans as a place to make their mark; instead, the likes of Johannesburg, Nairobi and Lagos are now regarded as the key cities to drive your career.”There had been a substantial shift in people wanting to do transactions and deals that contributed tangibly to their home countries, as opposed to working on deals in first world countries, explained Faye Condy, Homecoming Revolution director.“People are no longer being pulled home just by family and emotional ties. Ambition and drive are key factors that are drawing Africans home,” added Jones.Congrats @HomecomingRev & @angel1jones for a fantastic #Africa #diaspora event in #NYC last week! Proud! #heartafrica— Semhar (@Semhar) September 30, 2015Inspirational brand architect @ThebeIkalafeng addressing the audience at #SpeedMeetNYC @brandafrica #heartAfrica— HomecomingRevolution (@HomecomingRev) Septemb er 29, 2015With Africa’s economic potential and growing global significance being unlocked, it was the perfect time for Africans with skills and talents to offer the continent to come home, said Sneha Shah, the managing director of Thomson Reuters Africa. “You are meeting people with ideas and solutions in Africa all the time. There’s a sense of purpose and belonging. It’s a fantastic adventure.”Shaori Ajodha, talent acquisition recruitment leader at Deloitte, echoed these sentiments, saying, “there are endless opportunities to make an impact that matters in Africa”.Africans overseas were encouraged to consider the possibilities of returning to Africa by Acha Leke, senior partner at McKinsey & Co Africa. Leke was a keynote speaker at the New York event. “Before we were begging people to come home and make a difference. You are missing out if you aren’t on the continent right now – you have seen all the statistics.“If we don’t change things, who will? My message is simple: come home. You will look back one day and question why you didn’t,” Leke added..@LizNgonzi inspiring the audience at #SpeedMeetNYC with @AfrikaTikkun‘s work in South Africa #heartAfrica— HomecomingRevolution (@HomecomingRev) Septemb er 29, 2015Africans abroad were truly missing out on an incredibly exciting time on the continent, added Alex Okosi, senior vice-president and managing director of Viacom Africa. “I encourage you to all think about your African journey. You can all take us to the next phase of the African renaissance.”Africa would only thrive if Africans supported and believed in it, stressed Global African branding and reputation architect Thebe Ikalafeng. “When you see challenges in Africa you should take it as an opportunity. Come back to Africa because it has a future.”Amadou Daffe, CEO & Co-Founder of @Coders4africa at #SpeedMeetNYC #heartAfrica— HomecomingRevolution (@HomecomingRev) Septemb er 29, 2015Other speakers included Liz Ngonzi of Afrika Tikkun USA; Mudunwazi Baloyi of Brand South Africa; Feyisayo Oshinkanlu of Young African MBAs; and Amadou Daffe of Coders4Africa. The event was also an opportunity to showcase the Kisua fashion brand. Kisua, based in New York, promotes the continent’s brightest design talent to the rest of the world.Of course #heartAfrica @HomecomingRev @Prosper4Africa #speedmeetNYC— Ninel (@ninellara) September 25, 2015Attendees spread the good word on social media, with photos and words of support for the work done by Jones and the team at Homecoming Revolution.So gr8 meeting these awesome #Africans @ #speedmeetNYC looking to give back to the continent. @HomecomingRev— Liz Ngonzi (@LizNgonzi) September 25, 2015Homecoming Revolution will host its next Speed Meet in London at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel on 4 and 5 March 2016.Source: Homecoming Revolution South Africalast_img read more