In front of a vocal home crowd of about 400, Alotau cruised home to a comprehensive 30-18 win against Lae.Alotau led 17-7 at halftime and continued this dominance into the second half of play to walk away winners.In the Master’s, Alotau did it a bit tougher holding on to beat Central (1) 26-22.The A Grade Grand final between Central and Alotau will be played next.
The Clippers beat the Mavericks by a tight 107-11036 points and 11 rebounds for the power forward of the Angelina franchiseDoncic brushes the ‘triple-double’: 36 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists The victory allowed the Clippers (31-13) to achieve the fourth in a row that consolidates them in second place in the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. The guard Landry Shamet had 18 goals, with five triples, including the two he got in the final stretch of the game, and that made the deference in favor of the Clippers.Another escort, the reserve Lou Williams finished as the sixth player of the team to score 16 points, captured five rebounds and distributed four assists. While the pivot Montrezl Harrell was also decisive in the inner game of the Clippers when leaving the bench and achieving 12 goals with nine rebounds and recovered two balls to complete the four players of the Angelian team that finished the game with two-digit numbers.Doncic, the edge of the ‘triple-double’Again, for the Mavericks (27-16), Luka Doncic ended up as the undisputed individual leader by staying at the gates of what would have been his thirteenth ‘triple-double’ of the season, but his 36 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, this time were not enough to avoid defeat.Although if he was responsible for trying the comeback of the Mavericks after having gone to rest with 11 points of disadvantage (49-60), he scored 24 goals in the second half, but in the end he was cut after the two decisive personnel shots failed.Together with Doncic, forward-guard Tim Hardaway contributed 13 points as a second top scorer and veteran Serbian centerman Boban Marjanovic, who came out of reserve emerged as the sixth player to get 12 points, captured seven rebounds and put two blocks.Marjanovic’s work was important after the starting power forward, the Canadian Dwight Powell, at the end of the first quarter, fell to the floor during a contactless play and injured his right Achilles tendon. Powell finished with a point in nine minutes of play.Porzingis showed the lack of shooting that he lacks after losing 10 competition matches due to problems in his right knee and in the 27 minutes he played he could barely get 10 points after failing 13 of the 17 shots he made to the basket. The forward Kawhi Leonard achieved a ‘double-double’ of 36 points and 11 rebounds that left him at the head of the Los Angeles Clippers attack, which imposed visitors by 107-110 to Dallas Mavericks, who broke a streak of four wins in a rowLeonard, who also won the individual duel to Slovenian base Luka Doncic, was always responsible for having the Clippers in front of the scoreboard and also secured the victory when after two shooting failures of former Real Madrid player in the absence of 7, 4 seconds to the end captured the defensive rebound.The Clippers franchise player forced the Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzingis, who returned with the Mavericks after being injured due to injury for several weeks, needed him personally and with six seconds to blow the horn he scored the two goals that secured the victory of the angelino team with partial 105-110. Although Doncic then scored a suspension shot, it only served to reduce the Clippers’ lead in the final score to three. Photo: Reuters read more
Dear Editor,These last three years, as this Granger team controlled the levers of power, they used the opportunity to place a heavier burden on the people. More debt, less disposable income, less innovative public policies and an environment of indecision that makes a sloth looks like he is a cheetah.It was Guyana that led the Caribbean in many respects in the past. Let me remind the readers of one facet of human development where Guyana was on the leadership front – workers’ rights. It was Jagan’s dream to have such rights enshrined in law since 1953 when he put forward the Labour Relations Bill. That proposed law was designed to empower trade unions and the right of workers to choose their representative at the point of production. It finally culminated in Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act of 1997, which was more advanced than anything the Caribbean had ever seen. Yet today we see that this very law was trampled upon by this PNC-led Granger gang who decided they shall delay the payment of severance to the sugar workers in clear violation of the law. It took the courts to force them to pay. What a shame!This pattern continues today. The law says no dual citizens in the National Assembly as elected members but yet the PNC continue to impose four declared dual citizens on the people and I was told that two more are still in the closet. I am happy that come April 12, all of the PPP dual citizens will be gone from their list. What about the PNC ones?For the record, I have no problem with dual citizens serving. I am actually very much in support of all Guyanese sons and daughters serving but not in sin and against the law. If you want Mr Greenidge as your Foreign Affairs Minister, then reach out to the PPP and change the law, stupid!In May 2015, you had been given a golden opportunity by the youths, elements of the sugar industry and a small group of urban Indo-Guyanese to do better at health, housing and education and all you did was deliver an “F” Grade performance that has brought great hardship on the youths of the land. Today more of our students are failing elementary Mathematics than ever before in the entire history of independent Guyana. That is the Granger record.The majority of people that I spoke to in March 2019 all across the coastal belt have told me that they have lost faith in Mr Granger and his ability to deliver on what he promised. Many are so anxious today about the fact that a world of traditional Guyanese peace is about to be shattered all because this Granger gang does not know what it means to operate in a world of democracy, justice, and freedom. And yes, a world of happiness. You see, you cannot talk about happiness, you have to “do” happiness and that comes with hard work. That is an alien ideology to Team Granger. These people cannot do happiness because all they are doing all day is conniving and scheming around this ambition to stay in power illegitimately.My dear Guyanese brothers and sisters, this is the Guyana we did not plan for when our fore parents were planning for independence. They were planning for one people, one nation with one destiny, not 16 of the 17 Permanent Secretaries being from one group and all other groups shut out from appointments to higher offices and the PNC leaders telling the nation that they only “hiring PNC people”.The job is not over, but all these anti-democratic, anti-Guyanese, anti-national attitudes of the Granger gang must be conquered and indeed we shall conquer. This Granger Team is all about pageantry, idle statements, and show.We have had enough of their bogus tactics. Get on with calling the elections and listen carefully to the voice of the people as they speak. You will be surprised by how smart the Guyanese voters are.Regards,Sasenarine Singh read more
From news services Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt knows starting quarterback Matt Leinart is unhappy splitting time with Kurt Warner. Whisenhunt also knows his two-quarterback scheme has helped the Cardinals (2-2) match their best start in 20 mostly dismal seasons in Arizona. And that’s why he has no thoughts of changing the game plan, which calls for Warner to come off the bench occasionally and lead a no-huddle attack. “I think we have two guys that are unique in that we have two unselfish guys that have a very good relationship,” Whisenhunt said on Monday. “I also feel like we have, in a backup quarterback, a former MVP, former Super Bowl winner who is a good football player, and he’s shown that he can do that.” Questions about the quarterbacks dominated Whisenhunt’s Monday news conference, even though the Cardinals were coming off their most notable win in recent memory, a physical 21-14 win over previously unbeaten Pittsburgh in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals are 2-2 for only the sixth time since they moved to Arizona in 1988. They visit winless St. Louis this week. Many of the questions have arisen because Leinart has made no secret of his displeasure with the scheme. “I’d be lying if I said I was happy with the way things are going,” Leinart said Monday. “But at the same time, it’s pushing me to become a better football player.” Leinart said he’s “been real supportive of the situation.” But he added, “I want to play. I want be the starting quarterback. I want to play every single play.” Chargers reeling Shocked by their 1-3 start, the San Diego Chargers are thankful the AFC West is so mediocre. If they were in any other division, they might be in trouble. “We’re not playing well,” General Manager A.J. Smith said a day after the Chargers let the Kansas City Chiefs score 24 straight points in the second half to take a 30-16 win at Qualcomm Stadium. “We’ve had very inconsistent play. As a matter of fact, we’re playing in spurts, and that usually means disaster. “We need to come out of this. We need to make a move quickly. I mean, the only good thing I see out of this is that I think we’re fortunate. When I look at the division, and we’re looking up, there are three teams that are 2-2. We’re fortunate that somebody in our division did not pull out of the gate 4-0 or 3-1.” Every other division is led by a team that’s either undefeated or has only one loss. The Chargers have lost three straight games for the first time since 2003, when they were an NFL-worst 4-12. Even the fans piled on Sunday. When they got tired of booing quarterback Philip Rivers, they started chanting “MAR-TY! MAR-TY! MAR-TY!” That was in reference to Marty Schottenheimer, who was fired as coach in February in large part because of his icy relationship with Smith. He was replaced by Norv Turner. Smith heard the chants. He didn’t think much of them. Inside information Maybe they could blame this loss on insider information. Not many in the NFL know more about the Pittsburgh Steelers, or their offense, than Arizona coach Whisenhunt and assistant head coach Russ Grimm. While Bruce Arians now is the offensive coordinator, Whisenhunt and Grimm have considerable knowledge of Pittsburgh’s system after spending six seasons in it. That background was evident as the Steelers offense, good enough to allow them to win each of their first three games by at least a three-TD margin, shut down for long stretches of an unexpected 21-14 loss Sunday, Pittsburgh’s first defeat under Mike Tomlin. Tomlin, of course, is the man who beat out Whisenhunt and Grimm for his job. “I think Coach Whis knew some of the weak points of our offense,” said wide receiver Santonio Holmes, whose two TD catches meant he wasn’t one of those deficiencies. Ravens in the red The Ravens have lost two games this season because of their failure to score touchdowns after they get inside the 20-yard line. Baltimore gained plenty of yardage, held on to the football for nine more minutes and got inside the 20 on four different occasions at Cleveland. Yet the Ravens scored only one TD in a 27-13 loss. “From the 20 to the 20, we’re the best team in football,” quarterback Steve McNair said. Bucs hit hard by injuries Coach Jon Gruden cringed at the thought of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing the rest of the season without running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams and tackle Luke Petitgout. “You lose a lot of skill,” Gruden said after revealing both players will undergo season-ending knee surgery this week. “Watching Philadelphia yesterday play without their left tackle and without their running back, it’s not an easy thing to overcome.” Bears offense staggering Different quarterback, same result. The Chicago Bears hoped Brian Griese would spark their offense. Instead, he was no better than Rex Grossman. Griese’s performance in Sunday’s 37-27 loss at Detroit probably raised as many questions as it answered, but Coach Lovie Smith clarified a few issues. “Brian is our quarterback, yes,” he said, when asked who would start. Smith was emphatic about something else. He won’t seek an offensive consultant’s help. “No, absolutely not. Next question,” he said. Delhomme status unclear Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme hopes a rigorous rehabilitation program will allow him to avoid season-ending surgery on his strained right elbow. A week after it was announced Delhomme would not need surgery, Delhomme acknowledged an operation is possible. “Maybe that could happen down the line. I don’t know, and that’s the God’s honest truth,” Delhomme said. “We don’t know yet. To say it’s a possibility, yes, it’s possible. But it’s not in my mind right now. That’s where we’re at.” Linebacker Dan Morgan revealed for the first time that he has a partially torn Achilles’ tendon and is out indefinitely. Sack party still going Pro Bowl middle linebacker Antonio Pierce was only half kidding, saying the New York Giants could have had 20 sacks against the Philadelphia Eagles. Osi Umenyiora set a team record with six sacks and the Giants tied an NFL record by taking down Donovan McNabb 12 times Sunday night in a 16-3 win over the Eagles. “Phenomenal,” said seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Strahan, who got one sack to break Lawrence Taylor’s franchise record. “We couldn’t have asked for a better performance.” Around the league 49ers: Quarterback Alex Smith will miss San Francisco’s game against Baltimore, but won’t need surgery on his separated right shoulder. Coach Mike Nolan said the 49ers won’t set a target return date for Smith until Thursday, when the swelling subsides in his shoulder. Bears: Chicago terminated Obafemi Ayanbadejo’s contract, cutting ties with the fullback who had just completed a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on anabolic steroids and related substances. Redskins: Keenan McCardell signed with Washington, adding depth to a team with only one healthy wideout who has caught a pass this year. McCardell has 861 career catches with Cleveland, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and San Diego. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
donegaldaily.comExclusive: Letterkenny’s new Emergency Department could be closed until March next year, Donegal Daily has learned.The full impact of the flood damage was being assessed by experts today.We understand that initial estimates are that repair work will take up to nine months. It means all emergencies will be diverted to Altnagelvin, Enniskillen and Sligo until March next year.Today as new rain fell over Letterkenny, water was still being pumped from the car park leading to the €20M wrecked facility.An elderly man who took ill in Falcarragh had to be airlifted to Derry for treatment.Extra ambulance crews are on standby to remove other patients from Donegal for treatment in the North. Medical equipment covered in water, sludge and sewage is being transferred to manufacturers in Germany to see if they can be salvaged.Amongst that equipment is a €1.5M scanner which may have to be scrapped.Staff are also now worried about the impact of the flooding on their positions over the next few months.“It will be at least March or April next year before the hospital is back to what it was,” admitted one hospital insider today.“People still don’t realise the damage that was done. It is horrendous.” He also confirmed that parts of the building will have to be demolished and re-built after Friday’s floods.A large media presence today at the hospital had expected a press conference, but this hasn’t happened.REVEALED: EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT COULD BE CLOSED FOR NINE MONTHS was last modified: July 29th, 2013 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) read more
A CO Donegal man has been sent for trial, accused of giving illegal loans to Sean Quinn’s family which later led to the collapse of the Quinn empire.Willie McAteer, 61, is the former Finance Director with Anglo Irish Bank.Former chairman and chief executive Seán FitzPatrick and the bank’s former Managing Director in Ireland Patrick Whelan, 50, also appeared in court in Dublin today to face the same charges. They have all been charged with unlawfully helping a group of investors, including six members of the Quinn family, to buy shares in Anglo Irish Bank in 2008.Mr FitzPatrick, of Camaderry, Whitshed Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow, Mr McAteer whose address was given as Auburn Villas, Rathgar, Dublin, and Mr Whelan with an address at Rachra, Coast Road, Malahide, were presented with the documents outlining the State’s case against them.They are each charged with 16 offences under Section 60 of the Companies Act, accused of permitting Anglo Irish Bank to give financial assistance to Patricia Quinn, her five children and ten senior clients of the bank, who became known as the Maple Ten, to enable them to buy shares in the bank.Three detectives from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation, who had charged the three earlier this year, signed declarations this morning stating that the documents had been served.None of the three former executives spoke during the brief hearing.All were remanded on continuing bail, but the conditions in the case of Mr Whelan were altered to enable him to suspend signing on at a garda station during periods he is out of the country if he notified gardaí.The case against the three is to be listed at the Circuit Criminal Court for mention between now and December.A man who said he was homeless and wanted to hand a letter to Mr FitzPatrick refused garda requests to leave the area and was arrested.DONEGAL MAN SENT FOR TRIAL ACCUSED OF GIVING ILLEGAL LOANS TO QUINN FAMILY was last modified: October 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL MAN SENT FOR TRIAL ACCUSED OF GIVING ILLEGAL LOANS TO QUINN FAMILY read more
The Jobbridge advert looking for water meter installersA company owner who has advertised two positions for water meter installers says he is only trying to create employment.John Reddy of Culdaff Agri Plant Hire was reacting to claims that he is using cheap labour to make money.Mr Reddy admits that he has advertised for two positions on the Jobbridge Scheme but says the applicants will be trained up to hopefully gain full-time positions. “It is easy to sit around and criticise but it is more difficult to go out and try to create some jobs. That’s all I’m trying to do.“I have a contract and I have four water meter installers and I need two more people to be trained up.“This is the way things are going and I am trying to create a viable business here,” he said.He was responding to criticism of the Jobbridge advert by Inishowen county councillor Jack Murray. Councillor Murray said “While being absolutely opposed to the taxing of public water as a matter of principle, I am disgusted to see that the government is now hoping to have water meters installed through cheap labour.“The rollout of water metering across the state will cost the public purse some €539million.“Phil Hogan initially dressed this up saying that it would create 1600 jobs. Some people were even encouraged to pay €600 to be trained to install water meters. Now however, we see that not all of these people will earn a decent wage.“A young person on social welfare gets €100 a week. The job bridge scheme would give them €50 extra. That is a scam and is nothing more than cheap labour.“Rather than trying to create employment, the government is exploiting the unemployed by coercing them into cheap labour. That is a disgrace.” COMPANY BOSS DEFENDS USE OF JOBBRIDGE APPLICANTS TO INSTALL WATER METERS was last modified: November 5th, 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:Culdaff Angri PlantJack MurrayJobbridgewater meters read more
Naomh Muire 1-11 v Aodh Rua 0-6Naomh Muire are in the Intermediate Championship Final following today’s semi-final win over Aodh Rua. Aodh Rua started the livelier and the lads were finding it hard to get any rhythm allowing Aodh Rua to get into a 0-4 to -0-1 lead and was it not for poor finishing by the Erne-siders…..they could have created damage early on. Naomh Muire scored their way back into level and just before HT Paul the Yank Boyle converted a penalty putting the lads into a lead their possession may not have deserved. Aodh Rua overall would have been disappointed to be down by a goal at HT . The second half was a different performance by Naomh Muire and apart from the opening 5 mins – the lads went on to dominate the second half adding a further 6 points with Aodh Rua managing only a single score late on. It’s great to get to another Intermediate Championship final and that will be against the impressive St Nauls who beat Naomh Columba well last night. The prize is not only a county title at this level but Senior Championship football in 2014. St Naul’s are a physically strong team led by Stephen Griffen. Naomh Muire will have to play the full hour in the final and a slow start like today will be punished without doubt. If the lads however can repeat the purple patch of today’s match which was the last 20 mins of the second half….and ensure that it is carried over the full game…..they can topple St Naul’s. In a way its good to come out of a Semi with plenty of work to do and things to improve and with time now to do that. No doubt Danny and the backroom team will get the lads down to serious preparation over the coming weeks….to be an hour away from Senior Championship football in 2014 requires little motivation. Well done to Team and Management and again to a good support. The victory in a Semi-final is what matters and the team especially this years Minors involved dedicated the win to young Conor Boyle, their mate, who is critical in Hospital in the UK. Team – Bryan Grant, Robbie O’Donnell, Brian Gillespie, Thomas Duffy, Sean Point Gallagher (0-1), Adi O Gara, Jack O’Brien, Owenie McGarvey, Paul Yank Boyle (1-1), Dara White, Padraig Mc Cafferty (0-1), Patrick Gillespie (0-1),Shaun Yank Boyle (0-3) Ciaran McGinley (0-1) Hugh Yank Boyle (0-1).Subs used – Harry Harden (0-2), John Pidgeon, Shaun Boyle, Owen Grant.NAOMH MUIRE INTO FINAL AND DEDICATE WIN TO CONOR BOYLE was last modified: September 8th, 2013 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:Conor BoylefinalNAOMH MUIRE read more
Rafael Benitez has dismissed criticism of Fernando Torres, insisting the Chelsea striker is “doing a great job” despite his goal drought.Torres has not scored in eight domestic matches and has continued to struggle since the appointment of Benitez, who brought the best out of him at Liverpool.Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, now a television pundit, recently suggested that Chelsea’s players were reluctant to give the ball to the Spaniard.But interim manager Benitez countered: “I was not watching the analysis but I think Fernando is a great player and his team-mates know he is a great player.“If he’s in the right positions they will play it to him. If he’s in the wrong position then maybe not.”He added: “The main thing as a manager is what you can see on the pitch and in training, and Fernando is doing a great job.“Yesterday we had a training session with finishing and Fernando scored a lot. I think he has more confidence and his team-mates know that he is trying very hard.“As a striker we want to see him scoring goals but I would maybe like to see Fernando not scoring and the team winning by scoring lots of goals from different parts of the pitch.“Fernando is an important player us, but the others have to score as well.”See also:Benitez defends Torres after derby drawBenitez standing by Torres after defeatBenitez predicts more goals from 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As if the hot, dry weather during pollination and compaction issues in Ohio fields weren’t enough to put pressure on this year’s corn crop, corn rootworm may be just one more issue farmers may be dealing with. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins caught up with Eric Anderson, a product development agronomist with Syngenta, to discuss corn rootworm evaluations and management.