FIFA and CAF legends face in Cairo

first_imgThe football legends of Africa (CAF) and the world (FIFA) met on Monday on the stage of the Pyramids of Giza, near Cairo, capital of Egypt. In the duel, won by the whole of the FIFA 4-3, participated JayJay Okocha, Cafu, Birch Pele, Veron, Djorkaeff and also Gianni Infantino, president of the international organization. AFP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>AFPlast_img

Bulldogs set sights on a title

first_imgANAHEIM – They expected to eventually play Bishop Montgomery, Colony or Hart, but unseeded St. Bernard will provide the opposition for top-ranked Pasadena High School in today’s CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA boys basketball championship at Honda Center in Anaheim at 2:15 p.m. While Pasadena (29-2) stormed past Murrieta Valley 78-56 in the semifinals and has defeated its playoff opponents by an average of 27 points, the Vikings (18-9) have survived four consecutive nail-biters. They haven’t defeated an opponent by more than five points in the postseason. For the Bulldogs, overlooking opponents hasn’t been a problem. “They’re here,” Bulldogs coach Tim Tucker said of St. Bernard. “That’s all you need to know. “We learned our lesson last year after getting knocked out in the second round of the playoffs (as the top seed). You have to make sure you’re as prepared as you can and leave it all on the floor, because this is it.” When the Bulldogs walk into Honda Center this afternoon, they might be more at ease than they were in their trip in 2005, which ended in a championship game loss to Dominguez. PHS is hoping to win its first title since 1995. It has three seniors, Trevon Harmon, Chris Williams and Torey Phillips, who made the trip to Anaheim two years ago. After the Vikings defeated No. 7 Arroyo Valley 57-52 in the semifinals, coach Robert Alaniz didn’t sound nearly as surprised as the opponents they knocked off. “Maybe some of the teams overlook us; I don’t know,” Alaniz said. “I think everyone who has gone against (us) in the playoffs has been surprised by our quickness.” center_img “We have players with experience in this situation and that’s important,” Tucker said. “When we came here a couple years ago, we were mesmerized by the marble on the walls and the beauty of the building. “When we walk in there (today), it’s all business.” Perhaps nobody is playing with as much intensity and consistency as the Bulldogs’ duo of 6-foot-7 forward Nigel Ajere, who’s averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Harmon, averaging 25 points. But Phillips, a 6-3 guard, has been just as steady, doing all the dirty work and hitting timely shots to give the Bulldogs a solid third option. “You can’t say enough about what Nigel and Trevon have done in the playoffs, but Torey Phillips is one of our MVPs, too,” Tucker said. “His steadiness has been unbelievable for us. I have no problem going to him when things are getting tough.” fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 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

Perfect home debut for Kerr as Gor back at top

first_imgElsewhere, defending champions Tusker FC played to a similar 1-1 scoreline with visitors Posta Rangers at the Kinoru Stadium in Meru where Dennis Mukaisi opened the scoring for the Sammy Omollo charges in the seventh minute before Boniface Muchiri grabbed the leveler in the 43rd minute.The win for K’Ogalo propelled them back on top of the Kenyan Premier League table with 31 points, one point ahead of Posta while Ulinzi Stars and Tusker are placed third and fourth respectively with 29 points apiece though the Brewers have an inferior goal difference.All attention was on Kerr and indeed the Briton delivered to the delight of Gor fans as pressure forced Nakumatt FC to concede an own goal through Eugene Ambulwa just five minutes after kick-off to hand Gor the deserved lead.George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo sealed the win on the 90th minute from a solo effort.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr giving instructions. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe opening half belonged to Gor who returned to the Premier League after showing a brilliant display in their historic 1-0 loss to English Premier League side Everton FC on July 13 in Tanzania.Boniface Omondi was a thorn in Nakumatt’s flesh on the right flank when he created the first chance that could have seen K’Ogalo double the score at the quarter-hour mark if Meddie Kagere or Jacques Tuyisenge were in the box in time to connect the fine cross.Omondi was at it again two minutes later when he went past Nakumatt’s David Gateri to find Kagere, only for the Ugandan-born Rwandese to miss the target.Nakumatt responded three minutes later as Boniface Akenga produced a wonderful display to go past the entire Gor defense but was denied by Freedrick Odhiambo in the Gor goal.At the half-hour mark, Omondi saw his header rescued by Nakumatt custodian Sammy Okinda after Tuyisenge had put him through.Gor Mahia fans happy. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYATuyisenge had an opportunity by himself in the 34th minute after weaving past Ambulwa but his effort was thwarted when he tried to cut back to give Okinda chance to snatch the ball.Okinda was the busier of the two keepers in the second half, first stopping a one-on-one from Tuyisenge just after the restart before tipping over Omondi’s shot for a fruitless corner.Gor could have scored two goals in two minutes if they had utilized their chances that saw Kagere fluff a glorious chance, tapping wide with an open net before Omondi did well to beat an offside trap to loft the ball over the goal post.However, Blackberry utilized his chance in the dying minutes when a goal line clearance landed on him in midfield to go all the way alone and bang that ball past on rushing Okinda for the winner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward George Blackberry Odhiambo celebrates after scoring in a past Kenyan Premier League match PHOTO/ Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 – It was a perfect home debut for Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr as he guided his charges to a 2-0 victory over Nakumatt FC in his first Kenyan Premier League match played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.In the earlier kick-off played at the same venue, Zoo Kericho held Kariobangi sharks to a 1-1 draw with Ebrima Sanneh sending Sharks ahead in the 47th minute but Danson Namasaka ensured the spoils were shared after netting the equalizer.last_img read more

I’m a victim of ‘age discrimination’- Wenger

first_imgHowever, Wenger is adamant that he is not being judged fairly and is instead a victim of age discrimination.“You focus on doing well for your club and ignore all the rest,” he told BeIN Sport. “Overall the older you get the more it becomes a little bit age discrimination.“I can accept that if the results are not good enough… but overall that perpetual thing of a link with how long you’ve been at the club, how old you are, I find that a bit difficult to take.”Some pundits have raised the concern that Wenger may also be doing permanent harm to his Arsenal legacy by hanging on to his job instead of aiming for a dignified exit, but the Frenchman disagrees.“I am naive enough to believe that with the time going on, the perspective, the emotional context going, it will stand out what I’ve done for my club, not so much the last result or the last game I won or how much I’ve been applauded,” Wenger added.“I’m a little bit fed up with all that modern thing of completely taking care of your image. I’ve always worked my whole life with the idea it’s more important who you are than how you look.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A significant section of Gunners supporters have continued to call for the 68-year-old to step down after what they perceived to be sub-standard results in the Premier League.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 26- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger claims the increased pressure he has experienced in recent years is due to a prejudice against older managers.A significant section of Gunners supporters have continued to call for the 68-year-old to step down after what they perceived to be sub-standard results in the Premier League.last_img read more

Pembina acquires US portion of the Cochin Pipeline for $1.5 billion

first_imgAs mentioned in the 2020 budget guidance, KMI intends to use the proceeds from the Pembina transactions to pay down debt, creating approximately $1.2 billion of balance sheet/borrowing flexibility in 2020, which it says will provide attractive optionality. Kinder Morgan suspended work on the expansion project and then sold it to the Canadian government, which viewed it as vital to expanding Canadian oil exports. In addition, Kinder Morgan says Pembina has acquired all of the outstanding common equity of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited, including the 70 percent majority voting interest held by Kinder Morgan Inc. – Advertisement -Designed to move crude oil from Alberta to the Pacific Coast, the Trans Mountain Pipeline system received approval from the Canadian Government in November 2016 to undergo a major expansion but faced stiff opposition from various municipalities in B.C., Indigenous groups and environmentalists. CALGARY, A.B. – Kinder Morgan Inc. has announced that Pembina Pipeline Corporation has acquired the U.S. portion of the Cochin Pipeline for $1.5 billion.last_img read more

TRANSFER LATEST: Everton up offer for Sunderland defender Lamine Kone to £18m

first_imgEverton have made a second offer of £18m for Sunderland defender Lamine Kone.The Toffees had an opening bid of £15m rejected, but they have now returned with a fresh approach.The Black Cats only signed the centre-back from Lorient in January after paying around £5m for his services.However, since then the 27-year-old has been in impressive form and he has caught the eye of Everton’s scouts.Manager Ronald Koeman is particularly keen on the Senegal international and, after losing John Stones to Everton, he is determined to add Kone to his squad.Everton now hope their new offer will tempt their Premier League rivals into selling.Koeman is also keen to land another centre-back, with a deal for Swansea’s Ashley Williams also in the offing. 1 Lamine Kone in action for Sunderland last_img read more

DONEGAL RUE MISSED CHANCES AS CORK WIN IN LEAGUE CLASH

first_imgCORK 0-12, DONEGAL 0-10 A BAG full of wides and a better second half display from Cork saw the hosts beat All-Ireland Champions Donegal in this Division One clash.The Donegal lads had flown to Cork for the match earlier today from Carrickfin.But it was Cork who were flying high in the second half of this clash, as Donegal missed a hatful of chances and the Cork keeper pulled off a number of great saves – a sensational one to deny a certain goal by Ross Wherity and a even better one to deny Leo McLoone. Donegal had led by two points at half-time, 0-05 to 0-03.Donegal raced into an early three point lead, with McBrearty and Murphy with two before Cork’s Kieran O’Neill pointed their first of the day.Colm O’Neill added a second for the home side before Colm McFadden earned a free kick and pointed.Cork them suffered a blow after losing Colm O’Neill to injury. Both sides had wasted chances with several wides.But on the re-start, Cork were a different side altogether.They quickly levelled the game through scores from Paul Kerrigan and Paudie Kissane.Murphy kept Donegal in touch, but Cork soared into a 0-10 to 0-07 lead before going on to lead by five points.To be fair Donegal did their best in the last five minutes. Colm McFadden got them back within three points, and Murphy was dragged down as he looked certain to score a goal.But the foul was outside the area, and McFadden took the point – followed by another a minute later.It was too late however; Donegal regretting a host of missed chances.And it is Cork who add to points to their league tally. CORK: K O’Halloran; J O’Sullivan, M Shields, E Cadogan; T Clancy, N O’Leary, P Kissane (0-02); G Canty, A Walsh (0-01); A O’Sullivan (0-01), F Goold, M Collins (0-02, 0-01f); B O’Driscoll (0-01), C O’Neill (0-02), P Kerrigan (0-01).Subs used: L Shorten (0-02) for O’Neill (18 mins), D O’Connor for Goold (45), A O’Connor for J O’Sullivan (61), E O’Mahony for Canty (65), D Goulding for A O’Sullivan (70).DONEGAL: P Durcan; P McGrath, N McGee, E McGee; D Walsh, F McGlynn, L McLoone; R Kavanagh, M Murphy (0-05, 0-04f, 0-01 ‘45’); R Bradley, P McBrearty (0-01), R Wherity; D Molloy (0-01), C McFadden (0-03, 0-01 ‘45’, 0-02f), N Gallagher.Subs used: M McElhinney for Molloy, R McHugh for Wherity (both 53 mins).Referee: David Coldrick (Meath)DONEGAL RUE MISSED CHANCES AS CORK WIN IN LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: March 16th, 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)last_img read more

Big Bear gets tested, but still unbeaten

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Sutherland gave Big Bear a 6-0 lead on a 1-yard run in the first quarter, while Scott Proctor and Mike Mooney picked up the slack with two rushing touchdowns each. “We overcame ourselves today,” Big Bear coach Dave Griffiths said. “I’m proud of the fact that our kids kept battling. Just like they wouldn’t go away, we wouldn’t go away either.” On defense, the Bears grabbed four timely interceptions, including a pair by Jesse Ceron. Big Bear put the game away when Kevin McCutcheon intercepted Wildcats quarterback Doc Edick with 13 seconds left in the game. “We know we have the capability to strike at anytime with our offense. But we’ve been relying on our defense all year,” Griffiths said. “We put them in bad situations sometimes with penalties or turnovers. But they continue to respond, game after game, and today was just another example of that.” Sutherland twisted his right knee while playing defense and had to be carried off the field. He received treatment on the sideline, but did not re-enter the game. Griffiths said he didn’t know how bad Sutherland was hurt or how long, if at all, the senior would be out. On offense, Big Bear (6-0, 4-0) lost starting running back Shawn Sutherland to a knee injury with 3:11 left in the first quarter and turned the ball over three times. On defense, the Bears were called for 45 yards of penalties and allowed 388 yards of offense as Twentynine Palms (1-4, 1-3) matched them score for score until late in the game. Despite the adversity, Big Bear produced on both sides of the ball. The Bears ran the ball by committee after Sutherland left the game, with six different Bears carrying the ball 28 times for 157 yards. BIG BEAR LAKE – Yes, the Big Bear football team beat Twentynine Palms, 34-20, on Saturday at Big Bear Middle School. And yes, the host Bears never trailed after taking a 14-7 lead in the second quarter en route to maintaining their perfect record on the season and in De Anza League play. But by no means did any of Saturday’s achievements come easy. center_img “I know the knee is hurt and we’ll re-evaluate it (today),” Griffiths said. “I haven’t had a chance to talk to the training staff enough or for any length of time about it.” Even though Sutherland was not physically on the field for most of the game, Proctor said his teammates carried Sutherland with them for the final three quarters. “We just had to keep going,” Proctor said. “We had to do it for him.” At Big Bear Middle School Twentynine Palms0 7 6 7 – 20Big Bear6 15 6 7 – 34 BB – Shawn Sutherland 1 run (run railed) TP – Jason Luke 1 pass from Doc Edick (Ben Weber kick) BB – S. Proctor 2 run (Chris Ambargey pass from Kriss Proctor) BB – Mike Mooney 1 run (K. Proctor kick) BB – S. Proctor 16 run (kick blocked) TP – Nicco Mathews 56 pass from Edick (kick blocked) TP – Hampton 4 run (Weber kick) BB – Mooney 2 run (K. Proctor kick) TPBB First downs1711 Rushes-yards33-17030-160 Passing yards21847 Comp-Att-Int10-22-44-9-2 Fumbles-lost1-01-1 Penalties8-405-65 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

THREE MEN HOSPITALISED AFTER HOUSEFIRE

first_imgThree men have been rushed to hospital after a housefire in Letterkenny.The men were in the house in the Willowbrook area when the blaze broke out.It is understood the men are suffering from smoke inhalation. The incident happened around 5.30am this morningA full investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched but it is understood the fire service are treating it as accidental.One theory being examined is that a cigarette may have started the fire.The fire started in the living room area of the house. The men’s injuries are not understood to be serious and they are expected to be released from Letterkenny General Hospital shortly. THREE MEN HOSPITALISED AFTER HOUSEFIRE was last modified: December 27th, 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:donegalhousefireletterkennysmoke inhalationWILLOWBROOKlast_img read more

Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Anne O’Donnell wins first place in Christmas draw!

first_imgRaphoe notesRaphoe Family Resource Centre Clg.Thanks to all who supported our Christmas Draw, thanks to our sponsor Edmund Mc Connell! The winners were as follows:1 st Prize – Anne O’Donnell2 nd Prize – Skye Hamilton3 rd Prize – Anne Ross4 th Prize – Derek WassonThe Centre will re-open on Monday 8th January 2018. Wishing you all a wonderful 2018!! Raphoe Community in ActionRaphoe Community in Action would like to take this opportunity to thank Edward Coyle of Centra for providing the electric every year for the Christmas lights, your kindness every year is much appreciated.Ulster Bank – Bank on WheelsThe Ulster bank on wheels will visit Raphoe On Tuesdays & Friday from 10.15AM – 1.00PM beginning Tuesday 19 th December 2017. Ulster Bank Weekly Drop-In ClinicEve Curran, Community Banker for Ulster Bank will be holding a weekly drop-in clinic at the Raphoe Family Resource Centre at the Volt House in Raphoe every week from Friday 19th January from 10.30 – 1pm.She will be able to provide support on the following:> One to one Financial Health Checks> Assisting with general accounts queries, products and services> Alternative ways to bank safely, including registering for online banking> Fraud and scam awareness/digital safety> Arrange one to one appointments if you preferEve will also be supporting local community groups and events so if you want her to call into you in the day or early evening outside of the drop-in sessions she can be reached on eve.c.curran@ulsterbank.com or 087 1926529.Seniors Alert SchemeThe purpose of the scheme is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind providing them with a free personal monitored alarm which can be worn as a pendant or around their wrist like a watch.If you or someone you know is aged 65 years or older; of limited means or resource; living alone or with another person who meets the eligibility criteria; able to benefit from the equipment supplied and prepared to maintain contact with the registered organisation please contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074) 9145796 or 0873641503 for more information or to make an application.Craft GroupOur craft group meets every Tuesday from 10 AM – 12 Noon at the Volt House. If you would like to have a go at crafting in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere then this could be the club for you! We just pick a craft we would like to try and give it a go!So far, we have had decoupage, furniture painting, mosaic’s, slate painting, card making to name but a few! Currently working on some lovely Christmas pieces! Class costs €3 The craft group will recommence early in the New Year!! Toddler GroupLittle Smiles with Big Dreams Toddler Group meet every Wednesday morning from 10.30am to 12 noon in Raphoe Family Resource Centre, The Volt House Hall. Anyone who is in the care of a child parent(s)/guardian/aunt/uncle/child-minder or grandparent is welcome.Toddler groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of similar age. A light snack is provided for the kids while adults can enjoy a wee cuppa and chat! Cost €2 per family. If you require any further information contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074)9145796 or 0873641503.Raphoe Boxing ClubRaphoe club boxers Liam Mc Monagle, Tom Doherty and Eoin Mc Garrell will be in action on Monday night in the finals of the Ulster Open 9 County Championships in Belfast and best wishes goes to all three boxers from their clubmates and their coaches.Winners of the annual Christmas raffle were as follows:1 st Prize, oven ready turkey, sponsored by Ciaran’s Butchers – Helen Mc Glinchey.2 nd Prize, bottle of whiskey & Christmas cake, sponsored by Christy O’Donnell – Jay Lee, Welshtown.3 rd Prize bottle of vodka & tin of sweets, sponsored by Gerry Keaveney – Jason Quigley, Ballybofey.4 th Prize, hairstyle voucher, sponsored by Siobhan’s Hair Salon, Convoy – Paul Crawford, Ballindrait5 th Prize hair style voucher and tin of sweets, sponsored by Leonard – Adam White, Cavanhill. A sincere thanks to everyone for their continued support of this annual fundraiser.“Laggan Lads”“Laggan Lads” by Hilary Roulston is a book of stories and poems relating to East Donegal during the First World War. It was recently launched in the county Museum, Letterkenny and is available for sale in Coyle’s Centra, Raphoe and Raphoe Ulster Scots Agency.It will also be available at Mac’s Mini Mart, St. Johnston, St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Mc Diad Butchers, Newtowncunningham, Callaghan’s Motorway Stores, Burt and Raphoe Indoor Market. Price €1050-50 Bonus BallThe winner of Bonus Ball was Janet Kilpatrick, winning number 8. Congratulations to Janet! To enter the Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Slim R UsSlim R Us takes place every Tuesday at the Volt Hall from 5.40 – 6.40. €6.50 per session.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group.There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Anne O’Donnell wins first place in Christmas draw! was last modified: December 22nd, 2017 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:drawNotesRaphoe Family Resource Centrelast_img read more