Uprising survives!

first_imgGuinness Cage Streetball C/ship– Sparta faces Leopold in semisThe semi-finalists of the Guinness Cage Streetball Championship were decided after an intense night of action at the Haslington Tarmac.Uprising remain the only home team in this event, ironically themed “East Coast vs the Rest”. Uprising squeezed past BV Blazers 3 – 2 on sudden death penalty kicks to cement their place in the semi-finals.The quarter-final showdown went into penalty shootout phase after scores were still at nil at the regulation time whistle.In the championship match, Uprising will take on Broad Street, who needled (1-0) North East La Penitence in their match.Earlier in the night, Cozier, the event’s joint leading scorer with six goals, tallied a double in the ninth and 11th minutes to sink the Alexander Village side 2-0.Leopold Street eliminated defending champions Ol Skool Ballers in another quarter-final fixture to set up a major clash with Sparta Boss for a spot in the final. It was Leopold Street’s second win for the night, their having already defeated Albouystown in the earlier round of 16 clash.Sparta Boss made their way into the final by needling (1 – 0) Avocado Ballers when Jermin Junior scored the decider in the ninth minute. This victory preceded their defeat of Back Circle by the same margin.The semi-final and championship matches will be staged at the same venue on August 31st. The tournament is being organised to forge integration among the participating communities in an effort to create a better understanding among its inhabitants.Among the entities in support of the cause are: Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands, Clarks footwear giants Chetsons, E- Networks Inc., KSM Investments, Yhip’s Bakery, Brass Aluminum & Cast Iron Foundry [BACIF], Ray’s Auto Sales, Insurance Brokers Guyana Limited [IGBL], Y.K. Investments, Trophy Stall, Express Shipping, Woodpecker Products, National Sports Commission, ‘C’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Jai Signs & Auto Designs, Gaming Authority, Julius Variety Store, and C & C Prestigious Styles.Round of 16 Results:Hustlers – 0 vs North East La Penitence -1Calvin Moore -10thBroad Street -2 vs Alexander Village -0Jamal Cozier -9th and 11thTiger Bay -0 vs Avocado Ballers -1Mario Heywood -11thLeopold Street -1 vs Albouystown -1Leopold won 2-1 on penalty kicksSparta Boss -1 vs Back Circle -0Eusi Phillips -9thOl Skool Ballers -6 vs BV:B – 4Ol Skool ScorersRoy Cassou -1st, 7th, 11th and 14thBeres Parkinson -3rd and 15thBV ScorerErin Fraser -5th, 6th, 8th and 13thBlazers -2 vs Vryheid’s Lust -1Blazers ScorersDelroy Dean – 2ndDesmond Cottam – 4thVryheid’s Lust ScorerSean Semple – 11thUprising – 2 vs Plaisance – 0Shamar Scott -10thDavid Wilson -13thlast_img read more

Liverpool and Chelsea to miss out as midfield target heads for Inter Milan

first_img Antonio Candreva Chelsea and Liverpool target Antonio Candreva could be on his way to Inter Milan, according to his agent.In the summer the Lazio midfielder was expected to move on after he was snubbed for the armband in a captaincy shake-up.At the time, the player’s agent, Federico Pastorello, said his client was disappointed, especially after he had rejected the chance to leave many times in the past.And now Pastorello says his man might bring an end to his loyal time at Lazio.“Every year [president Claudio] Lotito rejects two or three lucrative bids as the player wants to stay,” he told Corriere dello Sport.“But we don’t know what will be happening in six months. In the case of new offers, we’ll speak with the president.“I’m not sure Candreva can stay this summer.“You should ask [coach Roberto] Mancini, but looking at how Inter play I think he’d be perfect.” 1last_img read more

DONEGAL GARDA CLAIMS ACCUSED HAD NO CONNECTION WITH IRA FOR 10 YEARS

first_imgA Lifford Garda detective has claimed he does not think a local man charged with being a member of the IRA has had any connection with any republican group for at least ten years.Detective Garda Trevor Moore gave evidence in the Special Criminal Court that he had no evidence to suggest Philip McGavigan, 49, was a member of the outlawed group.McGavigan of Coneyburrow, Lifford pleaded not guilty to being a member of the IRA on February 2, 2010. On the night McGavigan was arrested at the scene of a garda operation outside an isolated house near Ballybofey, which had earlier been evacuated after detectives received confidential information that an “event” would take place there.McGavigan had driven and parked a green Opel Corsa along the rough laneway leading up to the house, while two individuals, who were never apprehended, got out of the car and approached the dwelling.The court heard evidence that after a sweep of a field close to the house, Gardaí discovered a sawn-off double barrel Baretta shotgun, a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 calibre revolver, a balaclava and other items of clothing.However Detective Moore agreed with Mr Thomas O’Connell SC, for the State, that he was charged with preparing a report on McGavigan in which he concluded that it was “fair to say” that the accused man had no association with any republican or dissident personnel over the past five or ten years.Det Gda Moore, who has been stationed in Lifford garda station for 30 years, stressed that the report was based on his personal opinion and his local knowledge only.And he added that he did not have access to any PSNI reports or national Garda intelligence documents when preparing the report.The trial, which is expected to last two weeks, continues in front of presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler.EndsDONEGAL GARDA CLAIMS ACCUSED HAD NO CONNECTION WITH IRA FOR 10 YEARS was last modified: May 12th, 2011 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

HARTE SLAMS HOLDING OF DONEGAL CIRCUIT COURT APPEALS IN CASTLEBAR

first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte has slammed plans to hold Circuit Court Appeals due for Donegal in Castlebar this week.The Letterkenny politician says the actions of the Courts Service in setting Donegal Circuit Court appeals for Donegal cases due to be heard in the High Court as ridiculous.“I have been contacted by legal representatives and clients who cannot understand why they must travel to Castlebar in Mayo to have their cases heard by a High Court judge. “These are civil cases and therefore no legal aid is available. In addition to the parties involved there are witnesses and staff having to travel to Castlebar and in one particular case a distance of over 150 miles each way is what is facing people,” he said.He added there is no practical reason for this to occur as in living memory the Circuit Court appeals were always held in Letterkenny.“Under the Courts of Justice Act of 1924 the case of O Connor v O Brien it was decided that in order to facilitate the population that the burden of court proceedings should be held locally and this policy has not been changed by any Act or Government,”There are at least 12 Donegal appeals due to be heard and those involved may need to stay overnight in Castlebar.“This suggests that the courts service are not too bothered making life difficult for citizens in Donegal,” fumed Senator Harte.He plans to raise the issue in the Senate on Tuesday with the Minister for Justice to find out if this is the new policy and if Donegal is suddenly not suitable to hold High Court in circuit.“If it’s not then what are they planning to do to rectify same,” said Senator Harte.HARTE SLAMS HOLDING OF DONEGAL CIRCUIT COURT APPEALS IN CASTLEBAR was last modified: July 9th, 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:CastlebarCIRCUIT COURTHIGH COURTletterkennySenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more

Two arrested in connection with Letterkenny blaze

first_imgBreaking news: Two men have been arrested in connection with today’s blaze which destroyed cars and damaged business premises in Letterkenny.The men were arrested around 1pm and are being quizzed at Letterkenny Garda station.The suspects can be detained for an initial six hours and can then have their period of detention extended.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan confirmed that two people are in custody in connection with the suspected arson attack. The arrests follow an incident in the Rosemount Lane area off the town’s Main Street which saw up to nine cars destroyed by fire just before 2am.Two business premises were also damaged following the blaze which was spotted by passing Gardai.Dozens of people had to be evacuated from the apartment block above the underground carpark and put up in a local hotel.One man suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital but has since been released. Both Watson’s Menswear and O’Herir’s Bakery suffered smoke damage as a result of the blaze.Two arrested in connection with Letterkenny blaze was last modified: September 29th, 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

EPA begins to remove thousands of tonnes of waste from Ferry dumpsite

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency has started to remove thousands of tonnes of waste at an illegal site outside Letterkenny.Trucks, backed up by JCB diggers, worked all day today removing the waste at the Ferry’s Refuse site at Rossbracken near Manorcunningham.The site is operated by businessman Jim Ferry who is wanted by Gardai. Ferry was jailed by the High Court on August 22nd last but when he was called to be sentenced, he had fled the court.He has not been seen since but is believed to be living between Donegal and Tyrone.It followed a court order for him to clean up the site in April last which he did not conform with.In November, 2016, inspectors from the EPA visited the site at Rossbracken and estimated there had been up to 36,000 tonnes of waste illegally dumped at the site. A report into the dumping estimated that it would cost up to €5.8M to remove the waste from the 12 acre site.Ferry has recently contacted Donegal County Council via emails complaining about what he calls illegal operations being carried out by another waste operator.Donegal County Council are yet to make a comment on the waste removal operation.EPA begins to remove thousands of tonnes of waste from Ferry dumpsite was last modified: December 6th, 2017 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:colectdonegalEPAferry’s refuseRossbrackenwastelast_img read more

Another Beaked Whale washes up in Inishowen

first_imgA sixth beaked whale has reportedly washed up on the Donegal coast today in another unexplained stranding. The Inishowen Whales and Dolphins group reported that another Cuvier’s beaked whale was found at the Castles at the Isle of Doagh near Ballyliffin today (Thursday).This creature is one of six whales to wash up around Donegal and Mayo this week. So far, the cause of death is undetermined, while experts say the incidents are a clear ’cause for concern’. The Inishowen Whales and Dolphins group has suggested that today’s stranded whale should be marked in order to keep a record of the carcasses. If whales are brought out at the next high tide they may wash up again and be wrongly identified as another death.One possible reason being considered is that whales are being affected by sonar power underwater. However, no clear evidence has yet been found.Featured image from stranding at Gola Island by Donegal IWDGAnimal group claim whales may have been killed by naval sonar Another Beaked Whale washes up in Inishowen was last modified: August 9th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:beaked whaleDonegal IWDGInishowenstrandinglast_img read more

Eureka’s own field of dreams

first_imgThe Humboldt B52s open their season at home to the Fresno A’s tonight, as they continue to build on a new tradition for the club.For the past four years the semi pro summer team has undergone a huge transformation, with new management, a new direction and most definitely a new-look ballpark.“The field looks great,” player/GM Jeff Giacomini said. “It’s never looked this good. It’s comparable to any minor league field anywhere.”Since taking over the running of the club in 2015, Giacomini has …last_img

Mercedes-Benz unveils electric version at Paris Auto Show

first_imgGerman luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz unveiled its electric version, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive, at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. The luxury carmaker company had made the promise to launch an electric version of its SLS AMG by the end of 2013. According to report on foxnews.com, the car comes with a staggering 740 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. The report citing Mercedes-Benz said, “The SLS AMG Electric Drive will sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 3.9 seconds and easily reach its electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The fastest gas-powered SLS AMG, the 583-horsepower SLS AMG GT, needs only 3.6 seconds to reach 60 mph, though it isnt hindered by a heavy battery pack.”The report further adds: “The battery back in the SLS AMG Electric Drive weighs just over 1,200 pounds, and is rated at 60 kWh. It has a range of about 150 miles with mixed driving. Charge time takes more than 20 hours using an ordinary household outlet, though Mercedes-Benz plans to offer a quick-charge option.”  The technology behind the AMG Torque Dynamics system was reportedly developed together with engineers from the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team, who were able to contribute their extensive know-how with KERS hybrid concepts. It may be noted that the German luxury carmaker has recently launched its new Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer in India. The new luxury car will be priced at Rs 21.49 lakh for the B180 and Rs 24.87 lakh for the B180 Sport (ex-Mumbai).According to reports, Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer is available in two variants B 180 and the B 180 Sport.The car is reportedly packed with safety features with 7 airbags including a knee airbag. Mercedes-Benz is offering a 1.6 litre petrol engine that churns out 122PS of power and is repotedly mated to Merc’ss 7-speed dual clutch gearbox with 3 driving modes.Debashis Mitra, Director, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India said: “We are extremely excited with the initial response of the B-Class in India. Our Strategy of introducing the segment & then launching the car has been well received by our customers. The huge response only demonstrates that the Three Pointed Star is easily the most aspired brand in India and kicks off a beginning of our product offensive in next couple of year in India.”In coming five to six years, Mercedes Benz India expects cars priced in the Rs.20-25 lakh band to account for 40-50 percent of total sales.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

India aim to level series at Rose Bowl after all-round Trent Bridge show

first_imgIndia will look to continue their momentum and aim to level the five-match Test series 2-2 when they take the field at the Rose Bowl on Thursday in the fourth Test.After losing the first Test by a narrow margin of 31 runs and an innings and 159-run hammering at Lord’s, India came back strong and handed England a 203-run loss in the third Test at Trent Bridge to make a comeback in the series and keep it alive.And Virat Kohli’s men will look to carry the momentum forward and replicate their all-round show of Trent Bridge in Southampton as well.India are expected to stick to their winning combination as everyone fired in unison for their victory in Nottingham.Kohli will again be India’s main man as they will bank on him to get the runs like he has been so far in the series. Kohli has smashed 440 runs and is the leading run scorer in the series. He has hit hit two centuries and half centuries each.Also read – England field 2 spinners, recall Sam Curran for 4th Test against IndiaThe return to form for Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara will also give India a sigh of relief going to the penultimate match of the series.With Murali Vijay axed from the remainder of the series, Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul would once again open India’s batting, while Hardik Pandya is likely to be retained in the playing XI after his all-round show in the third Test.advertisementHardik had bagged six wickets conceding 50 runs at Nottingham beside playing an unbeaten 52-run knock in the second innings.Also read – Don’t want to be a testing sort of a cricketer for any new format: Virat Kohli India are expected to field an unchanged playing XI from the 3rd Test (AP Photo)In the bowling department, the visitors would in all likelihood opt for three pacers, keeping in mind the green-top laid out for the fourth Test.The trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami returned a handful from the third Test, with Bumrah’s fifer ripping through the English batting order in the second essay.Ravichandran Ashwin is expected to recover from his injury and will shoulder the responsibility as the lone spinner in the side, and in case of a forced change, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja is already warming the bench for the first three Tests.On the other hand, England will hope their misfiring opening combination of Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings to give them a decent start.England’s batting so far, has revolved around the likes of skipper Joe Root, Jos Buttler and injured stumper Jonny Bairstow, who is expected to play as a specialist batsman in the fourth Test.Batsman James Vince was called up to the England squad as cover for Bairstow, but there are growing calls for his inclusion into the playing eleven nevertheless.The bowling unit will once again be on expected lines with the star pair of James Anderson and Stuart Broad leading the attack that comprises all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes.It will be interesting to see whether England will persist with leg-spinner Adil Rashid or bring in an additional batsman and part-time spinner in Moeen Ali to bolster their batting.Squads:India: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant (WK), Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.England playing XI: Joe Root (C), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ben Stokeslast_img read more