Dwellers to repeat fearless performance

first_imgChampions Lae City Dwellers and unbeaten Hekari United FC will vie tomorrow for the top spot at the Bisini grounds.Both teams are in top form after thrashing Rapatona FC and Welgris FC 5-0 respectively in separate games in the mid-week clash.However, champions Lae City Dwellers are well positioned to claim the minor premier as they are leading the race with points in number of goals scored and win or lose, they will still claim the minor premier seat.Hekari United FC this time will have to fight even harder to defend their title. They will bank on their top goal scorers; Tommy Semmy and Koriak Upaiga.But the Dwellers will repeat last weekend’s fearless performance to level the scores at nil all.Dwellers are in top form and have faith in their greats, Nigel Dabinyaba and Raymond Gunemba, to steal the minor premier from the defending champions.last_img read more

More sports in brief

first_imgWindies embrace fans in fun day MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC): West Indies players brought smiles to the faces of thousands of fans as they participated in the annual Family Day at the G event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday. The day of fun was geared toward young fans and over 4,000 turned up at the iconic venue to be part of the festivities. The Australian team also participated as players signed autographs and took photographs. “It was a fantastic event for the players and the fans,” West Indies team spokesman Philip Spooner said. “The players were all delighted to see so many cricket lovers, young and old, from all walks of life and from several parts of the world, who came out to see the training session, and then participate in the day’s activities. “It was a great day with excellent weather at the MCG, as we build up to the Test match this weekend.” Father blocks player’s transfer to Liverpool BELGRADE, Serbia (AP): Marko Grujic may not be signing a seven million euros ($7.6 million) contract with Liverpool after all. The reason: His father keeps his passport. Red Star Belgrade, the 19-year-old Serbian midfielder’s club, has reportedly agreed on a five-year deal and he was to travel to Liverpool for medical check-ups. Grujic’s father, however, says he should remain at Red Star until the end of the season when his price will be bigger. “His passport is with me and he is not going anywhere,” Goran Grujic told Belgrade media. He accused Red Star management of forcing his son to leave because of the club’s deep financial problems. Red Star says in a statement yesterday that if it doesn’t get the funds from Grujic’s transfer, the club will collapse financially. Smith lifts Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Australia Test captain, Steve Smith, has captured the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being honoured as the ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2015. Smith, 26, was the leading run-scorer in Tests during the period under consideration, compiling 1,734 runs from 13 Tests at an average of 82.57, with seven centuries and six half-centuries. He also gathered 1,249 runs at an average of just under 60, with four centuries and eight half-centuries from 26 one-day internationals. “Given that there are so many great players around the world, I’m incredibly honoured to receive these awards,” Smith said. “While team success is always my number-one motivation, awards like this are very special. I’m thrilled and very proud to receive them.” Meanwhile, South African AB de Villiers was voted ICC ODI Player of the Year, while fellow countryman Faf du Plessis won the Twenty20 International Performance of the Year for his 119 off 56 balls against West Indies in the second Twenty20 in Johannesburg last January.last_img read more

Windies rained out

first_imgBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC):West Indies were dumped from the Tri-Nations Series here yesterday after rain, combined with careless cricket, condemned them to a shocking five-run loss to Zimbabwe under the Duckworth/Lewis system.Chasing a modest 219 at Queens Sports Club for a place in tomorrow’s final against Sri Lanka, West Indies slumped to 93 for five in the 23rd over, as they failed to cope with left-arm spinners Sean Williams (2-18) and Tendai Chisoro (2-23).When the rain finally arrived midway during the 28th over, West Indies were 124 for five but unfortunately short of the 130 runs required under the Duckworth/Lewis system.Left-hander Jonathan Carter was unbeaten on 43 and captain Jason Holder, 22, while opener Kraigg Brathwaite chipped in with 24 earlier.The Caribbean side’s sloppiness had earlier cost them dearly when they allowed the hosts to recover from 127 for eight in the 37th over, to reach 218 for eight off their allotted 49 overs.Off-spinner Ashley Nurse claimed three for 27 in a brilliant 10-over spell and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo picked up three for 30 in his first game, to wreck the innings after Zimbabwe opted to bat.AHEAD OF THE WEST INDIESBut Sikandar Raza produced a superb unbeaten 76 and found an ally in Chisoro, who struck a career-best 42 not out as they defied the Windies in a fabulous, record 91-run, unbroken stand for the ninth wicket.Hamilton Masakadza, who made 20, joined the pair as the only three batsmen to get into the 20s.The result meant Zimbabwe finished second in the standings on eight points, just one ahead of the Windies.In the West Indies innings, out-of-form opener Johnson Charles chipped a simple return catch to Chisoro off the first ball he faced, to depart with just one run on the board.His opening partner Evin Lewis, a century-maker in the last game against Sri Lanka, followed in the next over leg before wicket to Chisoro for nine playing back, and when Shai Hope (14) edged a drive at a wide delivery from Williams to Masakadza at slip, West Indies were stumbling badly at 35 for three in the 10th over.last_img read more

‘Dad … I guess I still love you’

first_imgStern’s life-altering epiphany came on Jan. 23, 2002. He was watching a Lakers game on television when he decided to fulfill a promise to his wife, Lisa, and feed the dog. When he got to the dog bowl in the back of the house, he heard muffled screams coming from the garage. Stern opened the garage door and saw armed men punching his struggling wife. One pointed a gun at him, but he stayed calm. “What do you want?” Stern said. “The ring,” the man said. Stern told Lisa to give them her diamond engagement ring and they fled with the jewel. But the life-and-death moment was not what changed Stern. Instead, it was how his daughter, who was then 5, reacted to the crisis. Unlike Stern, who was frantically calling 911, she calmly fetched her mom a glass of water and a towel to wipe her bloody face. The little girl’s focus on her family struck Stern, who vowed to remake his life. Stern’s new book, “CEO Dad: How to Avoid Getting Fired by Your Family,” retells his epiphany with a heavy dose of fiction and funnies. It was published earlier this month by Davies-Black Publishing based in Mountain View. Laura Simonds, director of marketing and sales at Davies-Black, thinks the book will appeal to top executives, their families and the employees they terrorize. The underlying theme doesn’t worry Simonds because workaholic parents are a reality. “I think it’s something that families have had in the back of their minds for a long time,” Simonds said. “It’s one of those unspoken things that Mom or Dad just has to be that way. But in their heart of hearts they are screaming, `We want you. We want you back.”‘ Five one-minute animated shorts based on the strip are slated to air on CNBC in June. A spokesman for the network said they are “in talks” with Stern but declined to confirm details. Bob Balaban, who co-starred in “For Your Consideration” and “Best In Show,” is directing the shorts. He said he signed onto the project because it passed his three criteria: It was “innovative, funny and good.” The main character, Frank Pitt, “has no balance whatsoever” between work and life, Balaban said. “But he keeps trying. And I think that’s an inherently funny concept.” julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Stern tames his dark side by volunteering with recovering drug addicts and by following a strict regime of pushing his two daughters, ages 4 and 10, on the swing set in the backyard of his Woodland Hills home. He still works 50 to 60 hours each week, but he does it around his daughters’ schedules. Used to be that wasn’t the case, as Stern highlights in one comic in which Frank Pitt gets a Father’s Day card from his son: “Dad, you never come to my soccer games and you treat your customers better than your own family … but I guess I still love you,” the card reads. “These are your words?” Pitt asks. “Mom helped,” the son replies. WOODLAND HILLS – Tom Stern has been in recovery for five years, two months and 25 days. His addiction? CEO Dadism – when workaholic business executives treat family like employees. Stern, 51, beat his addiction by creating a comic strip poking fun at himself. In one comic the main character, Frank Pitt, considers rewarding his second child’s stellar grades by promoting her to first born. Now, with fresh successes – the strip is the basis for a new book and series of animated shorts to run on CNBC – Stern’s micromanaging tendencies are flaring up. “That’s the thing with CEO Dadism,” Stern said from behind the desk of his immaculate home office. “You never fully recover.” last_img

Man City to continue pursuit of Dortmund star despite injury

first_img Ilkay Gundogan: The Germany international dislocated his kneecap during training last week 1 Manchester City are ready to push through a move for Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan – just a week after the midfielder was ruled out of action until October.The Germany international dislocated his kneecap during training and he is expected to be out for up to six months.Prior to the devastating injury – just a month before Euro 2016 – the 25-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad as part of Pep Guardiola’s summer overhaul.The transfer looked off the cards following Gundogan’s latest setback but, according to Kicker, that may not be the case.Guardiola has labelled the German as one of his top targets and the Spaniard is reluctant to settle for anyone else.For that reason, Manchester City may push through a move for Gundogan – even though he would miss the start of next season.last_img read more


first_imgBy Mary Rodgers: The ‘Wee’ Neilly Boyle hospice fundraiser in Smugglers Nite Club Arranmore raised a FANTASTIC €3,670.This money has enabled Mary Collins, clinical nurse specialist, district hospital Dungloe to buy two syringe drivers, to be used for palliative care in the local area.A BIG thank you to EVERYONE that contributed to this fundraiser, in total we have raised €10,670 over two years for the Donegal Hospice. On behalf of myself, John Neilly, Seamus and all the Boyle family…THANKS. Geraldine Bonner and her team involved in the making of the cd ‘Rosses Tree Of Life’ in aid of cancer care Donegal, heard about the purchase of the syringe drivers and kindly contributed towards a third syringe driver, €1,422 has been donated to this worthy cause.The generosity of our community is overwhelming, thanks again.MARY  FANTASTIC RESPONSE TO THE WEE NEILLY BOYLE HOSPICE FUNDRAISER was last modified: August 2nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arranmorefundraiserNeilly BoyleSmugglerslast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Civil Defence were called into action on last Sunday morning when the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) activated a National Call Out.It requested the Civil Defence in each county to get their personnel to take readings and samples in specific areas within their own county and await further instruction.An hour later the team was directed to go to the town lands of Goland, Meencargagh, Townawilly, Barnesmore between Ballybofey and Donegal Town and tasked with getting a soil sample, a grass sample and a background radiation reading from each of the coordinates in the town lands selected using Graetz Meters. The radiation readings and associated co-ordinates were transmitted directly from the site, via the TETRA Radio Communications system using the following methods:Verbally to Civil Defence Headquarters, Ratra House, Dublin on the Tetra Civil Defence National Talk Group giving the Latitude/Longitude coordinates;Also, utilising the Texting Facility on the TETRA radios, the readings and co-ordinates were transmitted to the designated RPII numbers;The Radiation readings and the location co-ordinates were also transmitted to the Civil Defence College, Roscrea via the Tetra Civil Defence Regional Talk Group andVia the Civil Defence SMS text messaging system, to Civil Defence Branch Headquarters for collation. The correctly taken soil and grass samples were correctly tagged, bagged and labelled as per the RPII guidelines and taken to Sligo for onward transportation to the national collection point of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII).Donegal Civil Defence Officer, Edel Flynn said she was happy with their response to the exercise.“It may not be something people would automatically associate with our organisation but the White Paper on Defence 2015 recognises that one of the core services of Civil Defence is to maintain and further develop its capacity for radiation monitoring. This has to be done both on a national or regional basis and involves collecting samples, taking radiation readings and delivering such samples/data to the Environmental Protection Agency for further analysis,” she said.She added her members of Donegal Civil Defence were trained in many disciplines such as communication procedures as well as in the reporting of radiation readings.“The Radiation Service has a number of important and specific functions under the National Emergency Plan for Nuclear Accidents and we are happy to be tested in exercises such as this.” DONEGAL CIVIL DEFENCE TAKE PART IN RADIATION MONITORING EXERCISE was last modified: December 3rd, 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)last_img read more

Quilts weave family together

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“What is really cool now is that we’re real close and we’re good friends. We used to fight a lot because my dad died a couple of years ago. We always used to get into arguments. Now, not so much. We get along. We’re good friends now.” Quilting can be for anyone, the teen said. “Any person, male or female, can get started if they just apply themselves,” he said. Nancy Bluto, a quilter for 10 years, said her son has been taking sewing classes for three years and has learned well. “I think it’s a good skill for anyone to have,” Nancy Bluto said. ROSAMOND – Charles Bluto started sewing and collecting fabric at age 8, and began quilting with his mother, Nancy, at age 11. Now 15 and a freshman in Rosamond High School, Bluto is an active member of the Antelope Valley Quilt Association, quilting two to three times a week. “Most people think that quilting is kind of a pansy thing. No, it’s not. It’s a fun thing,” said the teen, who also enjoys playing video games and paintball with friends. “It’s something you can spend a lot of time doing or a little time doing depending on how much you like to do.” Quilting helped Bluto grow closer to his mother after his father’s death four years ago. The Blutos will be participating in this weekend’s Antelope Valley Quilt Association 29th annual quilt show and auction. The show runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Lilac Pavilion at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. H. The quilt auction is 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $7, or $10 for a two-day pass. Children and husbands are admitted free. Parking costs $3. The association has about 150 members, whose activities include raising money for scholarships and charities as well as promoting and teaching quilting. “We’re not just little old ladies quilting on a frame. There have been many changes to quilting. We use machines and it’s fun. There is even a number of national male guilds. Things have changed,” association President Cecile Myers-Lockhart said. For more information call Sharon Ott at (661) 285-8501 or e-mail her at sott@sbcglobal.net.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


first_imgA JUDGE has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man accused of being behind a spate of burglaries.A Garda Inspector also expressed concern at the failure of the man’s co-accused to appear in court this week.Seamus Harkin (49) and Teresa Campbell (43) both from 32 Ard Na Glas, Kilmacrennan, face numerous burglary charges. They are accused of burglaries at homes in Glenmenagh, between September 2010 and October 2010.They are also accused of burglaries at two caravans and Eelburn Caravan Park between November 1 and November 4 that year.They also face one charge of theft at Glen on October 30.Harkin also faces one charge of theft at Craoghcross in July 2011.Frank Dorrian, solicitor for Ms Campbell, told Letterkenny District Court that his client had handed in another €500 towards recompensing victims. The total was more than €2,200.He said his client wasn’t in court as she had been ill.However Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told Judge Paul Kelly that Ms Campbell had consistently failed to appear before the court.“I see her in Letterkenny all the time,” said Inspector Sheridan.“She’s always in the café Bread & Butter in the town. I see her there.”Harkin’s solicitor Patsy Gallagher confirmed his client was also not in court.Inspector Sheridan applied for a bench warrant for his arrest, saying he hadn’t appeared on a number of occasions.Judge Kelly issued the bench warrant. The case was adjourned until next week.JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF MAN ON BURGLARY CHARGES was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burgaryFanadkilmacrennanPortsalonrobberieslast_img read more

Blood Bikes North West holding awareness and recruitment days

first_imgBlood Bikes North West (BBNW) provides a free, out of hours service to local hospitals and communities in the North West.They deliver blood, blood products, scans, breast milk and so on between hospitals throughout Ireland by linking up with other Blood Bike groups around the country.All riders are volunteers and trained to the ROSPA standard. BBNW are holding awareness and recruitment days on(a)    Saturday June 2nd – SuperValu Buncrana from 11am – 2pm(b)   Saturday June 9th – Diamond Bike Show, Donegal Town.If you would like to become a rider or co-coordinator please come along. For more information go to www.bloodbikenorthwest.town.ie. Blood Bikes North West would like to take the opportunity to thank all their sponsors who keep them on the road every day.Blood Bikes North West holding awareness and recruitment days was last modified: June 1st, 2018 by Chris CannonShare 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:AwarenessBlood Bikes North WestBlood deliveriesRecruitment dayslast_img read more