first_img A similar situation was evident at Buff Bay primary and Windsor primary, where the process was delayed by lack of national identification cards. Vaz, who is seeking a third term, is expressing confidence that he will win by a wide margin. According to Vaz, indications are that there will be a national swing in favour of the JLP. But while Vaz is confident of victory, Hemmings is also expressing confidence of a victory- pointing out that the ground work done by his team should ensure a PNP victory. ` The electorate in West Portland are turning out to cast their ballots on election day 2016. Most polling stations across that constituency, where the incumbent Daryl Vaz is being challenged by Peoples National Party (PNP) candidate Vernon Hemmings, opened on time and voting is proceeding, but not without delays. At Orange Bay primary, the voting process was proceeding without much difficulty, although some of the electors including 70 year old Sherwood Forrester stated that it took them approximately 10 minutes to complete the voting process.last_img

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thibodeau, Minnesota’s coach and president of basketball operations, gave up a first-round draft pick and two players—both former first-round picks—to acquire the Olympian and three-time All-Star from Chicago, where Thibodeau coached him from 2011-15.“He’s got an unbelievable will to win, and that’s what makes him so special,” Thibodeau said. “When his best is needed, he’s always at his best. Always been that way, and that’s not going to change.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkButler scored Minnesota’s first 11 points in overtime. Then with the game tied 125-all and 50 seconds to go, he drove to the basket again before kicking it out to Jamal Crawford, who drained the go-ahead 18-foot jump shot.“I really was going to shoot the ball, I won’t lie to you,” Butler said. “But if Jamal screams ‘Jimmy! Jimmy! Jimmy!’ three times, that means pass it to him, he’s open. He did what he’s done for us all year: make some shots.” “I hope everyone’s recognizing how special he is,” Thibodeau said. “He’s changed everything for us. Big play after big play. Guards everyone. Hustle plays. Tough rebounds. In traffic. Passes, shots, free throws. Everything.”Minnesota led by as many as 19 points and was ahead 109-100 after Wiggins’ four-point player with just under three minutes to play in regulation. But Denver stormed back and Barton hit a pair of free throws to send the game to overtime tied at 114.“Down 19 points, second half, second night of a back-to-back, we could’ve very easily have folded and just rolled over,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “I loved the fact that our guys never did that. We competed.”The Timberwolves came into the game 29th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game at 8.1, but they already had nine (on 18 attempts) by halftime and finished the night 12 for 29 from beyond the arc. They made their first five 3-pointers on consecutive shots by Towns, Teague, Wiggins (twice) and Butler to build an early lead.That included a 4-for-4 start by Wiggins, a 30 percent 3-point shooter on the season who had made just 13 of 50 3-pointers in December going into Wednesday’s game. His five on the night were the most for any Timberwolf this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bulls rally in victory over Knicks Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson After the Nuggets missed on the other end, Butler skied for the defensive rebound, brought the ball down the court and drew a foul. He hit one of two free throws, and Denver’s Trey Lyles missed a desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer to help Minnesota hang on after blowing a 19-point lead.“That’s an All-Star. He showed his worth right there,” said Lyles, who finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds. “He done it to us in the earlier game, too, and when a guy gets going like that it’s tough to stop him, and kudos to him. We kind of threw everything we had at him, and he was able to take it and still finish.”Will Barton scored 28 points and Nikola Jokic had 22 for the Nuggets, whose three-game winning streak ended.Andrew Wiggins made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points for Minnesota, which won its fifth straight. Taj Gibson added 20 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 14 points and 13 rebounds.The Wolves played the overtime period without Towns, who fouled out late in the fourth quarter, and point guard Jeff Teague, who limped off the court in the final 20 seconds with what appeared to be a left leg injury. Gibson fouled out on Denver’s first possession in overtime, leaving the Wolves without three starters for the game’s most crucial stretch. But as long as one of them was Butler, they were in fine shape.ADVERTISEMENT Minnesota Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, center, shoots over Denver Nuggets’ Torrey Craig, left, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—Jimmy Butler played the type of game Tom Thibodeau was thinking about when he brought the veteran guard to Minnesota in the offseason.Butler scored 12 of Minnesota’s 14 points in overtime and finished with a season-high 39 to lift the Timberwolves to a 128-125 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

first_imgAny questions regarding refereeing can be submitted to the league’s head ref Sean, at and for more information on the soccer league, visit the league’s official website. The Soccer Club will provide all the necessary training and referees will receive payment for each game that is called.Anyone interested can apply to be a referee; the only requirement is that applicants were born in the year 2000 or earlier. Those interested must first take a referee course.Registration is also now open for the upcoming summer league, and those interested can register online, or can drop a registration form off in the drop box at the Fort St. John Soccer Club, located in the basement of the old Medical Clinic. The league is no longer using the drop box at the Rec Centre.- Advertisement -The league is also on the look out for anyone interested in coaching. If interested in coaching on of the house league teams, contact Brad at or if interested in coaching one of the development/competitive teams, contact Darren at these coaching positions is crucial to the league, as without coaches, teams will not be able to be formed.The league will also be holding in person registrations this Friday, March 9, from 4-8 p.m. inside the Totem Mall. Registration can also be submitted at the Community One-Stop, taking place March 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img…calls for road users to take cautionThe Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry has joined the call for motorists to take caution on the roadways, as accidents continue to spiral and most importantly, lives are put at risk. According to the Chamber, all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, must exercise caution and obey the traffic laws to ensure their safety and that of others. Pointing to the alarming statistics, the Private Sector body insisted that these losses carry a heavy weight on affected families. This situation is one which requires input from private and public agencies.“These statistics reveal an enormous human tragedy. Each road traffic fatality is a painful loss which signifies human suffering and economic and social costs. The Chamber believes that improved road safety and the reduction of road accidents is a shared responsibility which requires concerted action by road users, Government, the Private Sector, academia and civil society,” the GCCI stated.Adding to that, it was recognised that the poor enforcement of governing traffic laws contributes to carnage on Guyana’s roadways. “The Chamber is also cognisant that poor enforcement of traffic laws, speeding and reckless driving, and the lack of proper training and education are some of the main factors which contribute to road carnage in Guyana,” the statement indicated.In suggesting recommendations to see positive results, the Chamber advised that preventative measures can be undertaken, such as the strict enforcement of laws, compulsory training of persons in the transportation sector, courses for older drivers, sensitisation campaigns, vehicle inspections and other awareness mechanisms.“Road safety is everybody’s business and the GCCI urges all road users to stringently uphold traffic laws and regulations, and exercise good judgement when using the roadways by observing the five Cs – care, caution, consideration, common sense and courtesy,” the GCCI added.So far, the Guyana Police Force has begun tackling the situation, by introducing the Safe Road Operation. Ranks would have conducted random checks on drivers and vehicles, where infringements were observed.Some of the violations of drivers ranged from failure to confirm sign, failure to wear seatbelt, failure to wear safety helmet, unlighted motor vehicle, obscured identification mark, breach of fitness, tinted glass, failure to stop as directed by Police, unlicensed driver, untidy drivers, dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.Owing to the rate at which persons were losing their lives, Police Commissioner Leslie James on Tuesday last announced that this exercise would be carried out across the country throughout the holiday season and beyond. As the year draws to a close, more than 18 persons have died in less than 30 days. So far for 2019, accidents have claimed the lives of more than 120 persons.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Action during a past Kenya Motorsports Federation Rally. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 26 – Top world rally drivers will descend on the picturesque Kenyan terrain as the country prepares to host a World Rally Championship (WRC) candidate event next year.The impending development will come amidst changes that have been effected by the Kenya Motor Sports Federation (KMSF) for the country to realign itself with the International Motor Sports Federation (FIA) standards. KMSF President and WRC Project Chief Executive Officer Phineas Kimathi hinted that leading WRC drivers will use the candidate event to recce the route “ostensibly to familiarize themselves with the conditions in Africa”.Legendary rally driver Michele Mouton who is also the FIA Race Director is expected in the country to inspect the routes that have been earmarked for the candidate rally which will be held during the first week of July, 2019.“Mouton will inspect the three blocks of the route around Kajiado, Nanyuki, Naivasha and Nakuru; and will recommended accordingly after the end of her visit,” said Kimathi.The changes made to the 2019 National Competition Rules (NCRs) are meant to give the country  the requisite impetus to be considered as a host of the WRC leg by FIA in 2020.-Spectator friendly Kimathi said KNRC organisers will create spectator friendly areas with the introduction of ‘power stage’ concept in 2019, “thereby providing better access to the drivers and media”.“The power stage is a new concept introduced by the FIA and it is held either in the first or last stages basically to motivate drivers where the winner is usually given bonus points.“Drivers will earn additional 5 points for winning the powere stage and bring Rally more to the people,” said Kimathi.He added that the Board approved changes to the 2019 Rally Sport Sporting Regulations to scrap the National B13 class introduced in 2018.“This is to align the KMSF with the FIA classes for the homologated cars. The distance between refuels has also been increased from 80 KMS to a 100 KMS maximum, to enable organisers to explore longer and vast stages KMSF have revised the percentage of participation to be eligible for championship from 75% to 80%, this is to encourage the competitors to participate in more events,” said Kimathi.-Board approvalProposals to improve the current Rally Raid Championship were approved by the Board, Kimathi added.“A general outline for Sporting Regulations to improve the route design was agreed. Details of the route to be used during each day of the race are now defined.”“A strategy and action plan for the future of drifting was also presented for implementation by 2020, which outlined the intention to form a KMSF Drifting Commission for 2019 to support in developing grassroots programmes, by 2020 over and above improving the quality and organizational level of the Drifting sport,” he added.Following the acceptance of the perception of Hill Climb events in 2018, the introduction of new Hill climb Commission was approved, to prepare for 2019 Championship:The Board also  agreed to set up a Developing Motorsports Grassroots and Budget Racing Committee to be headed by legendary Rally driver Azar Anwar  to look into a cheaper /affordable car class that can be; homologated through the KMSF in order to promote motorsport in the grassroots level, in an effort to increase participation in the national championship events.The introduction of new KMSF appeals court was approved to look into competitors grievances.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgManchester United have signed Bolton Wanderers’ Andy Kellett on loan until the end of the season.The 21-year-old defender moves to Old Trafford in a deal which sees Saidy Janko going the other way as he looks to get some first-team football under his belt.Kellett, who has only made four senior appearances for the Trotters, had just returned to the Macron Stadium following a temporary spell with League Two side Plymouth Argyle, where he made 15 appearances and scored one goal. 1 Andy Kellett last_img read more

first_img1 The English Football League has called for police to take action against “mindless” Millwall fans who invaded the pitch and confronted Bradford players following Saturday’s League One play-off final.Lions supporters spilled on to the Wembley turf after their side sealed promotion to the Championship with a 1-0 victory over the Bantams.The EFL has condemned the unsavoury scenes and wants Wembley to work with Millwall and the Metropolitan Police in order to identify those involved.“It is a criminal offence to enter the playing area and, whilst some of those who made the decision to break the law did so to celebrate their team’s success back to the Championship, a mindless few opted to goad the Bradford City players,” an EFL statement read.“Their actions were completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the EFL.“The EFL will be encouraging Wembley to work with both the Metropolitan Police and Millwall to identify those whose behaviour created the most concern on the day and to take the necessary and appropriate action.“The EFL will also raise a number of concerns with Wembley as to how the fans were not only able to access the playing area but then able to get so close to the Bradford City team, who showed great restraint given an incredibly challenging and difficult situation.“We cannot allow a set of circumstances to exist where the playing area becomes an appropriate place for fans to celebrate and Wembley, like stadiums across the country, have to be prepared to deal with the type of events that emerged on Saturday efficiently and effectively so as to ensure there is no repeat.”last_img read more

first_imgAGM: Buncrana GAA will hold its Executive Annual General Meeting on Sunday 25th November 2012 in the Club House at 5pm.Bord na nÓg: The Bord Na nÓg meeting will take place next Wednesday 14th November at 8pm in the clubhouse.Sam Maguire Photographs: Photographs of the Sam Maguire taken in the Plaza on Sunday 28th October by Angela Tourish can now be collected. Please phone 0863068662 to arrange collection. Quiz: Thanks to Aoife Deeney (quiz coordinator) and Aidan Grant (quiz master) for organizing the quiz in aid of the Buncrana Nursing Unit held recently in the Buncrana GAA club house. It was a great night’s craic, with a large turnout and a big thank you to everyone that made the effect to attend.Poker Fundraiser: A big thank you to all who attended last Friday night for the ‘poker’ feast. There was a great turnout of 70 players. Special thanks to all players who played but had never played before and still turned out to support their club. A massive congratulations to our new poker star winner 2012, Tracey Bradley (McGlinchey), who as a beginner won numerous prizes including; last woman standing, last novice standing, the bounty prize (knocking out Ryan Bradley), high hand prize, a wine decanter and 1st prize overall, with the top prize money and the Poker Stars trophy. If your not in you can’t win! €1180 was raised on the night, which will go to fund equipment in your club. Thanks again to everyone.Senior Football: Our seniors made continued on their winning streak in the league with an impressive away win against Downings on Sunday afternoon. Downings started brightly registering one point from play and two points from the dead ball, before Buncrana began to dominate possession, with Paul McGonigle, Ryan Bradley and Odhrán Doherty delivering quality passes into the impressive Darach O’Connor and Gárbhan Friel. A long ball into the full forward line followed by excellent work by Gárbhan Friel resulted in Buncrana’s first goal, the first of three for the full forward. Further points from Odhrán Doherty, Ryan Bradley and Peter McLaughlin meant that Buncrana went in at halftime with a five point lead. Buncrana put an end to any threat of a Downings comeback early in the second half, when a shot by Rónán Doherty rebounded for Friel to claim his second goal of the evening. The surging runs of Kevin O’Loughlin and Peter McLaughlin caused problems for the Downings defence throughout the second half. Friel’s third goal of the evening resulted in Buncrana running out comfortable winners in the end on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-11. Senior Reserves: Buncrana reserves made an impressive return to league action following their championship final disappointment with a convincing victory over Downings. It was an excellent team performance, however particularly Impressive for Buncrana were Liam McGinley, Daniel Wilson, Caolan McCann and Kevin Treacy, who scored a personal total of 3-7. Paddy Duffy made an impact when introduced, scoring two points from play. FT Downings 2-7 Buncrana 6-17Ladies Football Season Summary: For the first time this year the club entered a senior ladies team into county competition, playing in the Junior league and championship. The team began their training early in 2012, with their first competitive league match taking place on home soil in Scarvey on Sunday 15th April, against an experienced Red Hugh’s. The ladies won that day giving themselves a good start to their league campaign. The team went on to play five more games in the league, unfortunately not all of which ended in a win. But the entire panel did very well in their first season to end up mid-table at the end of the league. The girls then began their championship run on Sunday 8th July against Termon: whom they had to play 3 over legs before moving through to the next round. Their championship challenge unfortunately ended at the quarter-final stage; after going down to a vastly experienced intermediate side of Milford. But with the continued support of the club; the team are looking forward to bigger and better things in their 2013 season.U12 Football Season Summary: The U12 Footballers had a long, hard-working and successful year in 2012. Early in the season we decided to train two nights a week, Tuesday and Thursday. This was a great success as we were able to fit two years training and development into one season. We played a lot of difficult friendlies against teams that we would not normally play, for example Coleraine, Claudy, Steelstown, Dungiven, Strabane, Errigal Ciaran, Rodger Casements etc. We won our Northern Section and were unfortunately beaten in the county final by Glenties. We also participated in the U12 All-Ireland Blitz in Newry which proved a great success. We were as good as anyone in our group, and were unlucky not to progress due to conceding last minute goals. There were 35 players in the U12 squad and all trained well and were well supported by there parents, who should be proud of their efforts. Many ended the year playing for the U13 side who won the county shield.Lotto: The winning numbers in the €3,180 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 30th October in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows:11, 14, 27, 30..There was no jackpot winner that week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants: Brian Grant, 10 DoonwoodTracey & Sharon McDermott, Dún an GriananJulie Tinney, 8 Dún an GriananBrian McLaughlin, Linsfort Veronica Doherty, St. Mary’s RoadThe winning numbers in the €3,200 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 6th November in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows:16, 25, 27, 30.There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants:Nat Black, Back Road, LuddenChristine Duffy, BuncranaJamie Coyle, TullydishLiam Poet, c/o BookiesMichael Dunne, St. Mary’s RoadCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or @buncranagaaGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 11th, 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL’S Minors have the half-time lead in their Ulster Championship semi-final clash with Antrim at Clones.Declan Bonner’s side had found it tough going against a skillful Antrim side before sub Naomh Conaill’s Ethan O’Donnell found the net with a great goal.Donegal’s goalkeeper Danny Sharkey has been the hero of the first half pulling off some fine saves including a point blank effort. Kilcar’s Stephen McBrearty and Downings teen Lorcan Connors with two had Donegal three points up early on.But Antrim scored from the rebound off Sharkey’s save before adding a second score to close the gap.The sides exchanged points, but Donegal were finding their efforts falling short.Antrim edged into a 0-06 to 0-05 lead but half-forward Connors hit two lovely scores to put the Tir Chonaill men back in front. Then sub Ethan O’Donnell – on for Buncrana’s John Campbell – blasted a goal to the net to put Donegal ahead at half-time 1-07 to 0-06. DONEGAL MINORS AHEAD OF ANTRIM AT HALF-TIME AFTER SUPER-SUB GOAL was last modified: June 22nd, 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:AntrimClonesDonegal minorsHalf-timelast_img read more

first_imgDiv 2 League***Rinne na sinsir an turas go Tamhnach a’ tSalainn tráthnóna Dé Sathairn agus fuair said an bhuaidh ar Naomh Náille 1-14|0-11. Ní raibh mórán idir na foirne go dtí na bomaití deireannacha. Cuireadh an cluiche idir na foirne tacaíochta ar athló. Tá an dá fhoireann ag imirt as baile in  éadan Gleann Fhinne ar an Domhnach seo (17ú Aibreán)  – 1:30 agus 3:00. Cloughaneely travelled to play St Nauls on Saturday evening last. The reserve game was cancelled a couple of hours before throw in. The senior game went ahead in what was a neck and neck encounter. Cloughaneely came out eventual winners with a final score of 1-14|0-11. Great start to the league campaign for the lads with 3 wins out of 3!***Senior Ladies***Senior ladies got off to a great start winning their first league game of the season against Killybegs at home on Sunday last. Final score was 9-10 to 0-4. Next game is away to Naomh Mhuire on Sunday 17th. Training continues at 7:00 pm on Wednesday. ***Minors*** Our minors played Fanad at home on Wednesday evening (April 6th) and unfortunately succumbed to a 1 point defeat. Yet again the lads work effort is to be commended as they came back from 13 pts down at half time to within 1 point of a strong Fanad side. Final Score: CCF 3-9 | Fanad Gales 3-10***U-14 Boys***U-14’s faced the challenge of a strong St.Eunans side last Friday evening in O’Donnell park. The lads, as per usual, put in a strong performance and played tirelessly until the final whistle. The lads were very unfortunate to be defeated by a very narrow margin of 4-8 t 3-7!***100 Club Winners***Congratulations to the following winners for February & March!February: €500 – Bridie Sweeney  €100 – Paddy Brogan, John McGinley Buss, Shaun McClafferty, Paul Sweeney, Michael Geaney.March: €500 – Joe McClafferty  €100 – John Joe McGeever, Tomas McClafferty, Danny Sharkey, Maire McGee Buses, Sean O’Canainn ***Sympathies***The club wishes to extend it’s sympathies to the wife, children, family and friends of Michael Carr. We keep them all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam. R.I.P.***Best wishes***The club would like to extend their well wishes to Garda Sergeant Martin Rochford on his retirement.Sergeant Rochford was always ready to assist the club in any way possible and we are indebted to him for that. We hope he has a long, healthy and happy retirement and wish him and his family all the best!  GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY MAINTAIN PERFECT START TO DIVISION TWO was last modified: April 12th, 2016 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:CloughaneelyGAASportlast_img read more