Whitmore ‘deeply honoured’ – St James PC names two roads after former Reggae Boy

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: Former national football star, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, was one of nine prominent St James residents to have roads renamed in their honour at a ceremony hosted by the St James Parish Council at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Tuesday. “I am deeply honoured and extremely privileged to be among the list of persons to be recognised by the St James Parish Council in such a significant way,” said Whitmore, who represented Jamaica with distinction in the 1998 World Cup Finals in France. “To have a road named after me is truly humbling. “I have spent most of my adult life dedicated to something I love, which is football. Not many people have the awesome blessing of getting up each day and working in an environment that fills their heart with such satisfaction,” continued Whitmore. “Therefore, it is my fervent desire to continue to serve my country and community by contributing in all ways I can to uplift those with whom I come in contact with, but more important, the less fortunate.” Whitmore also took the opportunity to make an impassioned plea for greater investment in the youth, citing the recent successes of two of St James football clubs. “On Saturday, the Granville Football Club won the Western Confederation Super League and Montego Bay United won the Red Stripe Premier League on Sunday,” said Whitmore. “These two championship successes have brought great pride to the west and are sterling examples of how community programmes can provide a positive alternative to our youths. “That is why I am convinced we can turn things around for our young men and women and (help them) regain their self-esteem through dignified work and community interaction.” He continued: “As I accept this gesture by the parish council, I do not only do so with a grateful heart, but also with a call for renewal in community development and greater investment in our young people.” Whitmore was one of nine honourees at the ceremony, which named 10 roadways in Montego Bay after prominent Montegonians – living and deceased – who offered exemplary service to the city through business, politics and sports. The two roadways named after Whitmore are: Theodore Whitmore Crescent, the section of roadway from the Howard Cooke Boulevard turning on to the Montego Bay Road and then right at the first roundabout in the southerly direction, passing the Catherine Hall Shopping Complex (MegaMart) to the second roundabout; and Theodore Whitmore Close, the section of roadway from Theodore Whitmore Crescent to the Montego Bay Sports Complex Bleachers’ Car Park. The other eight newly named roadways in Montego Bay are: – A.G.S. Coombs Road, named after the late former Minister of Communication and Works A.G.S. Coombs. – Arthur Gilchrist Boulevard, after the late former Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Arthur Gilchrist. – Charles E. Sinclair Road, after the late former Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Charles E. Sinclair. – Clarence Nelson Drive, after the late former Custos Rotulorum of St James Clarence Nelson. – Francis Tulloch Road, after businessman and former Minister of Tourism Francis Tulloch. – Glaister Dehaney Close, after businessman Glaister Dehaney. – Maffessanti Drive, after developer and builder Guiseppe Maffessanti. – Dr Marco Brown Road, after retired medical practitioner Dr Marco Brown.last_img read more

Over $188M in seized drugs destroyed by CANU, Police

first_imgMillions of dollars’ worth in illegal drugs and illicit substances that had been kept in storage by both the Guyana Police Force’s Narcotics Branch and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) were destroyed on Saturday morning at Yarrowkabra, Linden-Soesdyke Highway during a destruction exercise sanctioned by the Public Security Ministry.CANU and GPF ranks taking the drugs to be destroyedHead of the Police Narcotics Branch, Senior Superintendent of Police Corlay Simon told the media that 74.74kg of cocaine with a street value of $67,498,347 and 373.272kg of cannabis worth $57,483,888 was destroyed by the Police Force.He explained that these substances were already used as evidence in matters that have reached finality in the courtrooms.Meanwhile, Deputy Head of CANU Lesley Ramlall stated that the agency destroyed more than cocaine and cannabis that it had been storing.“CANU is destroying 30.7kg of cocaine and 210.2kg of cannabis today (Saturday). In addition to that, there were 304 grams of heroin and also 602 grams of an unknown substance. With the help of the National Forensic Lab and our overseas counterparts, we could not have determined what that substance was.”The street value of the cocaine and cannabis destroyed by CANU was $29.1 million and $33, 600,000 respectively.According to CANU’s Deputy Head, the unknown substance had been seized in March last year at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).The discovery was made when a teenager, who was heading to the United States, was checked by security at the CJIA before boarding the US-bound flight.The illicit drugs and illegal substances were destroyed by way of fire by representatives from the GPF, CANU, the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA) and the Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory (GFSL) in the presence of the media.This is the second such joint operation conducted by the security forces.The first was done five months ago, on November 9, last year, where over $513 million worth of ganja and cocaine were destroyed, also by way of fire.last_img read more

Fort St. John celebrates diversity this Saturday

first_img[asset|aid=1584|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e829916426bbbcc35659d4ffdeb753fb-Batterham 2_2_Pub.mp3]At two o’clock, those interested can take part in a cultural fashion show. Batterham says anyone with regalia or other cultural dress is encouraged to take part.The celebration starts at 11am and goes until 3pm. Saturday marks Multicultural Day across Canada, and Fort St. John is rolling out the celebrations.Everybody is invited to attend the event in Centennial Park on Saturday.Organizer Laurel Batterham says every culture will be celebrated in the day-long event.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1583|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e829916426bbbcc35659d4ffdeb753fb-Batterham 1_2_Pub.mp3]Traditional Filipino food will be available to purchase. There will also be workshops in belly dancing and Latin dance. Batterham says the event will showcase a variety of arts like music, dance and fashion.She says all of the planned events are free, and it’s a great opportunity to learn about different cultures.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSaturday 27th February 2016 Old Orchard Saturday DivisionArranmore United 3 Mulroy Celtic 0Arranmore ran out 3-0 winners to maintain a good position at top of the league. Mulroy started the better with Michael Sweeney having a good chance but he failed to convert when clean through.. Arran started to get to grips after this and Martin Proctor played in talisman Gavin Mc Glanaghey who lofted the ball over the advancing keeper. Arran had a chance to make it 2 before the break but Gavin saw his effort hooked off the line following his header from a corner. Arran came out quickly in the 2nd half and a brilliant free kick from Declan Proctor found the head of Benny Mc Garvey to make it 2-0. Chris Mc Glanaghey and Conor Proctor spurned chances then before Martin Proctor did well to win the ball in the corner and cross for Gavin to make it 3-0. Przemeck Turski and Gavin also came close late on. The Arran defensive partnership of Mike McHugh and Danny Rodgers kept Michael Sweeney quiet for the majority. Declan Proctor Michael McHugh and Gavin c Glanaghey were best for Arran and it was a team performance from Mulroy. Referee: Brian O’ KaneFintown Harps AFC 0 Drumkeen United 3Fintown Harps were the visitors to St Patricks Park for this Reversed fixture on Saturday afternoon. After all the wintry weather it was nice to see the sun shining in Drumkeen and conditions were perfect for football. Drumkeen dominated this Game against an understrength Fintown Team and ran out fairly easy winners in the end. Drumkeen took the lead early on when a Ryan Kettle cross was headed home by Marty Gallagher. They had numerous other chances in the first half which they failed to convert but they added another before half time from Peter McNamee .The second half was pretty much the same and Peter McNamee added a third on the hour mark to wrap up the points. Fintown battled on bravely in this game but the home team just had too much for them on the day. A good sporting display from both teams which was well handled by referee Gerry Gallagher.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionDonegal Town Reserves 2 Erne Wanderers Reserves 1The fixture was played at the Lakeside Centre, due to a reversal, in what were perfect footballing conditions. Donegal started the brighter side with several spells of excellent possession football. Ben Sweeney was denied by the Erne keeper when he got on the end of a beautiful Gary Ward through ball. Ward proved a threat to Erne, delivering several dangerous crosses into the Erne box. Donegal Town opened scoring when David “Ted” Bustard was taken down by the Erne keeper, following a beautifully flighted long ball from Ryan Hegarty. Gary Ward made no mistake from the mark. 1 – 0 to Donegal Town at half-time. Erne started the second half the better team, forcing Donegal to retreat deep into their own half and forcing them to play defensive football. The score was levelled after Erne were awarded a penalty, the Donegal keeper had no chance with a well-placed strike finding the back of the Donegal net. Donegal were not prepared to go home with a point. Persistent pressuring of the Erne defenders by the substitute Ciaran Monaghan paid off when his through ball found the feet of “Ted” Bustard, who rounded the last man and keeper and finished neatly. 2 – 1 to Donegal Town at full time. Deserving of a mention was the performance of Warren Montgomery in the centre of midfield for Donegal Town.Keadue Rovers Reserves 4 St. Catherines Reserves 1It was the visitors who took the lead in the first few minutes of this game after a free kick rebounded to a St Catherine’s player and he finished well. This seemed to spark the Keadue team into life as they went on to dominate the 1st half finding the net 4 times with 3 goals coming from Donal Rodgers and one from James Ferry to leave Keadue leading 4-1 at the break. St Catherine’s dominated the 2nd half and had several good chances but failed to convert any. The games finished 4-1 to Keadue. Good team performances from both.Curragh Athletic Reserves 1 Milford United Reserves 2This game between Curragh and Milford Reserves was played under lights in the Curragh Sports Complex. Curragh were the better footballing side with some nice passing from Dermot Shields and Michael Kearney who were pulling the strings in midfield. It was 0-0 at half time. The second half saw Milford start well with JJ Fleming scoring on 54 minutes. Curragh came into it more and more but a slip was punished when Kieran Blaney scored. Curragh got one back though Simon Cromie.Glenree United Reserves 2 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 2This reversed game at ‘The Moss’ was very competitive and ended in a draw. It was Glenree who took the lead through a super strike from Martin Cullen in the 30th minute. In the second half the equaliser came through Mark Griffin in the 53rd minute. It was end to end and the Glenree outfit took the lead again when Cathal McGinley Snr. swung in a peach of a cross which John Mc Clafferty firmly finished past the keeper on 67 minutes. In the final passage of play Drumoghill won a free kick which was flicked onto the back postand was finished by Mark Griffin for his second of the game and to ensure his team a draw. Best for Glenree were Martin Cullen and Conor Casey. Referee: Barry HunterCastlefin Celtic Reserves 6 Cappry Rovers Reserves 0Castlefin Celtic recorded a fine 6-0 victory against a young Cappry Rovers side. The hosts took the lead in the 10th minute when Matthew O’Rourke latched onto a ball over the top and slotted home. Castlefin dominated throughout and Paul Logue increased their lead after his shot from 20 yards nestled in the bottom corner after 35 minutes. The second half began in the same sort of fashion and a Keith Nelis cross found Gavin Mc Nulty who finished well at the back post on 55 minutes. The remainder of the second half was a one sided affair and the hosts increased their advantage with goals from James Mc Menamin, Thomas Devlin and O’ Rourke. Best for Castlefin: James Mc Menamin and Gavin Mc Nulty. Best for Cappry: Team performance. Referee: Dessie Mc LaughlinUlster Junior ShieldCootehill Harps 0 Glenea United Reserves 3Glenea United Reserves ensured that the Donegal Junior League would have at least one representative in the Ulster Junior Shield Final this season. On Saturday they travelled to Co. Cavan to take on Cootehill Harps Reserves in the first of two semi-finals to be contested over the weekend. The Donegal Junior League have an enviable history in this competition since it’s inception in the season of 2013/2014. The inaugural winners were Raphoe Town who defeated Aileach Reserves in a close final played at Maginn Park. Twelve months later it was the turn of Convoy Arsenal to revel in glory. They also defeated Inishowen League opposition to claim the crown. Diamond Park, Ballyare was the venue for their historic victory over Glengad Reserves. Fast forward to 2016 and the prospect of an all Donegal Junior League Final. Glenea United Reserves drawn away to Cootehill Harps Reserves and Glencar Celtic gifted a home match against Killylough F.C. Kevin Mc Fadden, son of Tommy, is at the helm of the Glasserchoo second string this season. They are currently in a great position in the Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve Division sitting just two points behind Castlefin Celtic Reserves with a game in hand. An extended Cup run can work both ways but Mc Fadden will be focusing totally on the positives having reached the Final without doing any damage to their League Title ambitions. On Saturday Tommy Rodgers opened the scoring before Michéal Mc Hugh doubled their advantage. Some knowledgeable in the game will tell you that 2-0 is a dangerous scoreline as the leaders can easily lose focus and get overhauled. That wasn’t allowed to happen on the high spec Astro Turf of the Cootehill venue. Donal Coll got Glenea’s third goal to ensure hie team have a Final to look forward to come the closing weeks of the 2014.2015 season. Sunday 28th February 2016Ulster Junior CupQuarter FinalKildrum Tigers 0 Glenea United 0(Kildrum Tigers won 3-2 on penalties a.e.t.)Neither side could break the deadlock in the opening ninety minutes so this match went to extra time. Again the teams were deadlocked when additional time had elapsed. The penalty shoot-out saw the hosts Kildrum Tigers prevail on a scoreline of 3-2. Well done to both teams on a closely fought battle by the Foyle.Ulster Junior ShieldSemi FinalGlencar Celtic 0 Killylough F.C. 2Glencar Celtic did everything but score in this semi-final. Hoping to progress to face fellow Donegal Junior League side Glenea United Reserves, who won in Cootehill on Saturday, Glencar took the pitch against their Cavan/Monaghan League opposition. There was little between the sides throughout but the visitors took advantage when a few chances came their way and Glencar Celtic will have to wait another year to try for a Provincial crown.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCappry Rovers 0 Kilmacrennan Celtic 7Kilmacrennan Celtic moved off the bottom of the Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division with this comprehensive victory over Cappry Rovers at Cappry Park leaving their hosts rooted firmly in the automatic relegation spot. It was a close enough opening period with only Seami Nani Friel’s goal between the sides at the interval. Christopher Dillon made it two early in the second half before Daire Mc Daid helped himself to a hat-trick to leave five goals in the difference. Kilmacrennan were not finished however and Gary Gorman added two more goals to complete the rout. Kilmacrennan visit Emerald Park next Sunday while Cappry will be in action at Station Road.Castlefin Celtic 1 Gweedore Celtic 0Castlefin Celtic secured a vital win against Gweedore Celtic in an even affair played in Park View on Sunday. The home side began the brightest and Ronan Tourish broke through but found his effort off target after 10 minutes. Gweedore’s Shane Porter had a header well saved by Castlefin Keeper Simon Mc Menamin following a corner from the right. Castlefin’s Ronan Tourish and Emmett White had efforts well saved from visiting keeper Michael Mc Kelvey. In the second half the home side’s best opportunity came in the 65th minute when Emmett White cut inside and unleashed a strike from 25 yards which cannoned off the crossbar. The hosts kept plugging away and were rewarded when Ian Ward latched on to a Johnny Doherty flick to smash into the net deep into stoppage time. Best for Castlefin: Kieran Brennan and Peter Bryson. Best for Gweedore: Michael Mc Kelvey. Referee: Patrick MartinMilford United 2 Drumoghill F.C. 4Drumoghill got ahead in the race for the title with an away win in Milford. Milford started well scoring through Damian Casey after good work from Kyle black. Drumoghill came back well in last 20minutes of the 1st half with Richie Moore scoring from 18 yards and then Gerard Mc Grenaghan scored after Milford failed to clear. At start of second half Milford started well but failed to convert chances until Joey Cullen headed home to level matters. Richie Moore converted a penalty and then Chris Malseed scored late on to ensure three points for the visitors.Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneConvoy Arsenal 2 Keadue Rovers 0Keadue set out to keep things tight and managed to frustrate Convoy for long periods of the game. Convoy created a few good chances in the first half but were either wasteful in front of goal or found Ben Boyle in inspired form in the Keadue goal. It was more of the same at the start of the second half but Keadue almost took a surprise lead with around an hour gone. A quick counter attack left them through on goal only for Chris O’ Donnell coming to the rescue with a double save for the home side. Convoy’s pressure eventually told when Ryan Carlin volleyed home from the edge of the box in the 65th minute. The relief was evident as it looked like it was going to be one of those days for Convoy. This now meant that Keadue had to push on in search of an equaliser which played into Convoy’s hands and they should have made the game a lot more comfortable. They had to wait until the 80th minute to get their second of the game. It was that man Ryan Carlin again who poked home when Johnny Robb headed a great Darren Harvey free kick back across goal. Convoy pushed for another but Keadue held firm and the game finished 2-0 to Convoy.Cranford United 4 Lifford Celtic 1Cranford made a bright start to the game putting pressure on the Lifford defence and forcing them back. This pressure paid off when Keelan McGee broke down the left wing and put it on a plate for Andrew Kelly to head into the top corner. Cranford continued to press and again attacked down the left wing with Kelly cutting onto his right foot and riffling into the top corner for his second. Lifford responded well, and had a good spell of pressure before half time. Ten minutes after the restart they drove down their left wing and a good cross resulted in a push from the Cranford defence and the resulting penalty was slotted home to bring Lifford back into it. Kelly completed his hat-trick not long after that when a mix up at the back allowed him to toe poke home. McGee then secured victory with a fine shot from long range.Gweedore United 1 Lagan Harps 2On thirteen minutes Chris Toner made great break from the left hand side and tried to play in Kevin Kelly but a great interception by Frank Mc Gee stopped a certain goal. Gweedore had a good chance on seventeen minutes from a great through ball from Shane O’ Donnell resulting in Paul Ferry shooting wide. Kevin Kelly blasted over after good work from Marty Brogan on twenty five minutes. On forty four minutes a great through ball released Marty Brogan who finished low past the Gweedore keeper. A real suckered punch in first half injury time resulted in Paul Ferry finding the net from thirty five yards. On forty eight minutes a great cross from Daniel Clarke was cleared with Kevin Kelly ready pounce. Lagan poured on the pressure and a Gerard Hilly through ball fell to Kevin Kelly who forced a wonder save from the Gweedore keeper. From the resulting corner Travis Crawford missed with a poor header. On seventy five minutes Lagan had big shout for penalty with Philip Doran going over. Toner then played a great one two with Kenny Doran and finished superbly from eighteen yards. A massive effort and result by the men from the Lagan. Best for Gweedore were: Shane O’ Donnell and Paul Ferry. Lagan’s best were Kevin Kelly and the industrious Chris Toner.Donegal Town 2 Raphoe Town 3Donegal almost retrieved what at one time looked like an unsurmountable obstacle. Three headed goal from Raphoe Town at the start of the second half gave the East Donegal men a great advantage. Donegal Town are made of stern stuff however and they pulled back two goals before the action was called to a halt. An entertaining affair at the Hospital Field.CT Ball Division TwoEany Celtic 4 Curragh Athletic 2Eany Celtic played host to Curragh Athletic on a fantastic sunny Spring afternoon. The home side got off to a great start taking the lead with an early goal from Paul Mc Groarty in the first ten minutes. Curragh weren’t phased by going behind equalising a short time later through Tim Callaghan. Both teams battled well in the first half with Cathal Charlton playing very well in the Eany goal making sure Curragh did not take the lead. A fine goal from Mark Ward gave Eany the lead going in at the break however. The visitors got off to a faster start in the second half with Shea Hannigan scoring to equalise before Eany settled into the half playing some great football. Pauric McHugh then finished off a great passing move to put Eany in the lead for the third time. Mark Ward popped up again from centre back to score his second of the game and secure the win for Eany with ten minutes to play.Letterbarrow Celtic 3 Deele Harps 2This game was played in perfect conditions and saw the home side prevail 3-2. Both teams started at a high tempo and it was Letterbarrow that took the lead after fifteen minutes when John Corley slotted home from 10 yards after a miskick by the visitor’s left back. Conor Catterson scored an equaliser from close range on forty minutes to leave the sides level at the break. Letterbarrow started the second half strongly and were duly rewarded on fifty five minutes when John Roper broke through on the right and found the corner of the net after a fine through ball from Gerard Mc Brearty. Mc Brearty’s hard work created the opening that led to Letterbarrow’s third on eighty minutes when he blocked down a clearance and set up John Corley who coolly slotted home from the edge of the box. Brian Breslin scored a consolation goal for Deele in the sixth minute of added time. James Mc Groary and John Kenny were best for Letterbarrow.Glenree United 2 Whitestrand United 1The home side struck first when Colin Gallagher tried to dance his way through the defence only to be fouled on the edge of the area. Damien Nelis stepped up to see his free kick strike the wall and end up in the net as the deflection sent the keeper the wrong way in the 43rd minute. But the lead didn’t last long because the away side replied right after the second half kick-off when Kevin Mc Carry slid in to claim the equaliser after good work from the left winger. It was a tough game as both sides were looking for the next goal and it came through a Barney Boyce free kick after Kevin Doherty was upended in the 59th minute. It was all Glenree after the goal and they could have stretched their lead even more through substitute Patrick Mc Groddy. Johnny Martin had Whitestrand’s best chance of the second half from a free kick. The game ended with a victory for the home side which keeps them well in contention for promotion with only 4 games to go in the league. Best for Glenree were Kevin Doherty and Damien Nelis. Referee: Liam Mc LaughlinBallybofey United 7 Copany Rovers 0Ballybofey United made the most of their home advantage to record a high scoring victory over Copany Rovers as the season enters it’s closing stages. Again the Ballybofey outfit have lost control of their destiny at the top of the CT Ball Division Two of the Donegal Junior League. But with results elsewhere going their way the side led by PH Bonar could yet end the season with something to show for their endeavours. Damien Glackin was again the main destructor adding a hat-trick to his impressive season’s tally. Mark Griffin chipped in with two goals while Niall Mc Closkey and the youngest member of the team Aaron Mc Auley scored one apiece. The victory sees them gain ground on Deele Harps who lost at Letterbarrow Celtic but with Erne Wanderers and Glenree United both winning it is getting congested at the top of the table.Dunkineely Celtic 3 Erne Wanderers 5Erne Wanderers visited Dunkineely Celtic for the day’s early kick-off. The Ballyshannon outfit, playing their first season in Sunday football in recent times, have performed well so far this season and are well in the running for League honours and Promotion. At Darney Park on Sunday they defeated Dunkineely Celtic by five goals to three. This victory keeps Alan Dorrian’s side in touch with Glenree United and Deele Harps at the summit of the CT Ball Division Two. RESULTSSaturday 27th February 2016Old Orchard Saturday DivisionArranmore United 3 v 0 Mulroy CelticFintown Harps AFC 0 v 3 Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionDonegal Town Reserves 2 v 1 Erne Wanderers ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves 4 v 1 St. Catherines ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 v 2 Milford United ReservesGlenree United Reserves 2 v 2 Drumoghill F.C. ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves 6 v 0 Cappry Rovers ReservesUlster Junior ShieldCootehill Harps 0 v 3 Glenea United ReservesSunday 28th February 2016Ulster Junior CupKildrum Tigers 0 v 0 a.e.t. Glenea United(Kildrum Tigers won 3-2 on penalties)Ulster Junior ShieldGlencar Celtic 0 v 2 Killylough F.C.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCappry Rovers 0 v 7 Kilmacrennan CelticCastlefin Celtic 1 v 0 Gweedore CelticMilford United 2 v 4 Drumoghill F.C.Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneConvoy Arsenal 2 v 0 Keadue RoversCranford United 4 v 1 Lifford CelticGweedore United 1 v 2 Lagan HarpsDonegal Town 2 v 3 Raphoe TownCT Ball Division TwoEany Celtic 4 v 2 Curragh AthleticLetterbarrow Celtic 3 v 2 Deele HarpsGlenree United 2 v 1 Whitestrand UnitedBallybofey United 7 v 0 Copany RoversDunkineely Celtic 3 v 5 Erne WanderersFIXTURESSaturday 05th March 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday DivisionArranmore United v Fintown Harps (K.O. 1p.m.)Drumbar F.C. v Mulroy CelticDrumkeen United v Strand RoversGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionMilford United Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesGlenea United Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesCappry Rovers Reserve v Curragh Athletic ReservesErne Wanderers Reserves v Glenree United Reserves Sunday 06th March 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKildrum Tigers v Cappry RoversRathmullan Celtic v Milford UnitedGlenea United v Drumoghill F.C.St. Catherines v Kilmacrennan CelticTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Keadue RoversRaphoe Town v Bonagee UnitedConvoy Arsenal v Lagan HarpsLifford Celtic v Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoWhitestrand United v Letterbarrow CelticDeele Harps v Eany CelticCurragh Athletic v Dunkineely CelticErne Wanderers v Ballybofey UnitedDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: February 28th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed he has one ambition left in his career – to appear in the Sound of Music.The Kincasslagh singer, 49, has revealed he would drop everything to play the part of Captain George von Trapp in the famous musical.“I would drop my free time to do a musical. My first choice would be The Sound of Music. I would do Captain von Trapp because I suppose I am the right age to do him now,” he said. The part was made famous by Christopher Plummer in the film which also starred Julie Andrews.EndsDANIEL’S LAST AMBITION IS TO SING EDELWEISS! was last modified: April 19th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellSound of Musiclast_img read more

Foothill gives accolades

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Hart’s Gazelle d’Artois and Amanda Newton and Valencia’s Brittany Smith were among second-team selections. In girls’ golf, Valencia’s Stevy Loy is Foothill League Player of the Year. Teammate Michelle Mannix was also named to the all-league team, along with Hart’s Tessa Harp, Ashley Redmond, Eleanna Tan and Ashley Windsor. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com ALL-FOOTHILL LEAGUE GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR Taryn Robertson, Valencia, Sr. FIRST TEAM Kassie Faulkner, Canyon, Sr. Jenna Lee Mays, Canyon, Sr. Megan Thorpe, Saugus, Jr. Stephanie Shardlow, Saugus, Jr. Asha Kakonde, Valencia, Sr. Lauren Wells, Valencia, Sr. SECOND TEAM Carissa Mathijsseu, Burbank, Sr. Karissa Lagmay, Burroughs, So. Bailey Porter, Burroughs, Sr. Gazelle d’Artois, Hart, Jr. Amanda Newton, Hart, Sr. Brittany Smith, Valencia, Sr. Honorable mention: Nathasha Von Suon, Burbank, Jr.; Jamie Loporchio, Burroughs, Jr.; Natalie Perrotta, Canyon, Sr.; Jamie Long, Hart, So.; Margaret MacQueen, Saugus, Jr.; Nicole Piva, Valencia, Sr. GIRLS’ GOLF PLAYER OF THE YEAR Stevy Loy, Valencia, Sr. FIRST TEAM Michelle Mannix, Valencia, Sr. Tessa Harp, Hart, Sr. Ashley Redmond, Hart, Sr. Eleanna Tan, Hart, Sr. Ashley Windsor, Hart, Jr. Taryn Robertson, who led Valencia High’s girls’ volleyball team to its most successful season – with 27 victories and a Southern Section Div. I-AA quarterfinal berth – has been selected the Foothill League Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. What made Robertson’s performance more special was that she trudged through most of the season with an injured wrist, leading Valencia to an undefeated league season and its fourth successive league title. Robertson, a senior setter, has committed to UC Irvine. Valencia seniors Asha Kakonde and Lauren Wells also are on the first team, along with Canyon seniors Kassie Faulkner and Jenna Lee Mays and Saugus juniors Megan Thorpe and Stephanie Shardlow. 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

Kabale Sharp target top spot as FUFA Big League continues

first_imgKabale Sharp will go top of the Rwenzori Group with a win on Thursday (file photo)FUFA Big League 2018/19Thursday, 06-12-2018Rwenzori Group:-Plascon vs Kabale Sharpe-Kiboga Young vs Kitara FC-Bumate United vs Ntinda United Elgon Group:-Entebbe FC vs Amuka Bright Stars-Dove All Stars vs JMC Hippos-Kataka FC vs Light SS-UPDF FC vs Bukedea Town CouncilThe FUFA Big League resumes on Thursday afternoon with seven games played across the country.In the Rwenzori Group, 6th placed Kansai Plascon host Kabale Sharp at the Bishop SS Grounds in Mukono.Kabale who currently sit in second spot, only a point behind leaders Proline know that a victory on Thursday will see them take over as Group leaders. The Western based side are one of the three sides still unbeaten in the Rwenzori Group and it will take some performance by Kansai Plascon to topple them.The other two Rwenzori Group fixtures pit unbeaten Kiboga Young at home to Kitara FC while Ntinda travels to Bundibugyo to take on Bumate.In the Elgon Group, leaders Light SS while hope to continue their fine start to the season when they travel to Mbale to take on Kataka FC.Light SS who are in their debut season have been more than impressive since the league started, winning three of their first 5 games and consequently sit top of the pile.For their opponents Kataka, they have been draw specialists so far, drawing four of their six games so far and will start the day in 5th.For Bukedea who currently occupy bottom spot in the Rwenzori Group, they will have it all to do when they take on UPDF at Bombo.Bukedea have been the worst side in the Rwenzori group so far, losing three of their first four games whilst drawing the other.In the other two fixtures, Dove All Stars host JMC Hippos while Amuka Bright Stars are away to Entebbe FC.Comments Tags: FUFA Big League 2018/19last_img read more

Young heroes from Muff Red Cross honoured with Presidential meeting

first_imgTwo young local volunteers have been honoured by the President of Ireland for their inspirational work following the Inishowen flooding.Sarah McConnellogue and Charlee Boyle, both aged 12, were recently invited to attend a garden party at Áras an Uachtaráin celebrating youth empowerment.Sarah and Charlee carried out incredible community work through the Irish Red Cross Muff Branch in recent years, particularly after the devastating flooding in August 2017. Sarah McConnellogue and Charlee Boyle attend the President’s Garden Party for Youth EmpowermentIt was on the back of this exemplary work that they were asked to represent the IRCY at the Aras on July 22nd, said Irish Red Cross Youth leader Bernie Rutherford.Bernie said: “The girls were out during the flooding doing all they could to fundraise and help during the clear out. Our Red Cross centre was destroyed as well as houses in the community and the girls saw the destruction all around them.“They wanted to do their bit and give back. They were instrumental in the bucket collection and got their parents involved in the Flood Appeal.”The close friends joined the IRCY Muff Branch at the same time three years ago, got involved in the same activities and competed in first aid competitions together. Bernie added: “Sarah and Charlee are both very inspirational young ladies, as are all our volunteers. We have 45 young people who meet every week in Muff who learn humanitarian skills and how to have a positive impact on the community.”Sarah McConnellogue and Charlee Boyle attend the President’s Garden Party for Youth EmpowermentSarah McConnellogue received the Irish Red Cross Young Volunteer of the Year Award in April 2018. She was recognised for her dedication to volunteering and recruiting friends to the Muff branch. As a result, 19 of her classmates are training locally.Sarah wrote a diary entry after the Presidential visit, saying “Never in my wildest dreams had I imagined such an amazing opportunity had came into my hands!“Mr Higgins made an amazing speech. It was really inspirational.”After meeting President Higgins, she said: “It was an amazing experience and I would love to do it again!” Charlee said: “We got to meet President Higgins and his wife Sabina and have our picture taken with him. They were so nice, and that was a once in a lifetime experience for me. I have to say it was so far one of the best days of my life.”The Irish Red Cross Youth is for young people aged 4-25 years who train to become humanitarians and follow the fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross.The IRCY motto is “Youth doing more, doing better, and reaching further in local communities and beyond.”Young heroes from Muff Red Cross honoured with Presidential meeting was last modified: July 24th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:irish red crossmuffPRESIDENTvolunteeringyouth empowermentlast_img read more

Humboldt State football loses to Azusa Pacific to fall to 1-4 in GNAC play

first_imgAs he sat at his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Humboldt State head coach Rob Smith talked about how impressed he was with Azusa Pacific’s improvement from a season ago following the two teams’ meeting last month.Based on how the Jacks’ annual trip to Southern California went, that opinion probably isn’t changing much.The Humboldt State football team suffered its first loss on the road in the 2016 season on Saturday night, as 19th-ranked Azusa Pacific led from start to finish in a 45-13 …last_img read more

Have We Been Sold a Bill of Goods About Feathered Dinosaurs and Bird Evolution?

first_imgMost people remember the poignant moment at the end of Jurassic Park when the professor, on a flight away from his harrowing experiences on the island of dinosaurs run amok, sees a flock of modern birds and ponders their peaceful existence as descendants of the velociraptors and tyrannosaurs that nearly killed him and his friends.  The story of birds evolving from dinosaurs has taken on the status of confirmed truth in the minds of many.  This has been reinforced by repeated announcements of alleged “feathered dinosaur” fossils being uncovered in China.  Yet Alan Feduccia, a paleontologist at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has long contested this view.  He and his colleagues have just come out swinging against his fellow evolutionists, accusing them of easy-believism and wish-fulfillment in spite of the evidence.  According the U of NC press release:“The theory that birds are the equivalent of living dinosaurs and that dinosaurs were feathered is so full of holes that the creationists have jumped all over it, using the evolutionary nonsense of ‘dinosaurian science’ as evidence against the theory of evolution,” he said. “To paraphrase one such individual, ‘This isn’t science . . . This is comic relief.’”   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Feduccia has published 150 papers and six major books, including one The Age of Birds (Harvard, 1980) and The Origin and Evolution of Birds (Yale, 1996).  He and his colleagues have published these attacks on bird-from-dinosaur evolution in the Journal of Morphology.  His views were also reported by EurekAlert that asked, “Did feathered dinosaurs exist?”    Although Feduccia believes birds and dinosaurs had a common reptilian ancestor, he argued, “to say dinosaurs were the ancestors of the modern birds we see flying around outside today because we would like them to be is a big mistake.”  His team, using powerful microscopes, compared the skin of reptiles, the effects of skin decomposition, and the alleged “protofeathers” on fossils.    Here are some of the reasons in the press release for doubting the dino-to-bird evolution story:Resemblance only:  “They found that fossilized patterns that resemble feathers somewhat also occur in fossils known not to be closely related to birds and hence are far more likely to be skin-related tissues….”Taxonomy confusion:  “Much of the confusion arose from the fact that in China in the same area, two sets of fossils were found.  Some of these had true feathers and were indeed birds known as ‘microraptors,’ while others did not and should not be considered birds at all.”Preservation bias:  Because collagen has low solubility in water and is tough, “we would expect it to be preserved occasionally from flayed skin during the fossilization process,” Feduccia said.Wanting to believe:  The strongest case for feathered dinosaurs was Sinosauropteryx, found in 1996, which sported a coat of “dino-fuzz.”  Some concluded this fuzz provided insulation and pointed to the possibility dinosaurs were warm-blooded.  Major journals presented Sinosauropteryx as definitive evidence for feathered dinosaurs, complete with artist renditions of colorful feathery coats on the creatures.  “Yet no one ever bothered to provide evidence — either structural or biological — that these structures had anything to do with feathers,” said Feduccia.  “In our new work, we show that these and other filamentous structures were not protofeathers, but rather the remains of collagenous fiber meshworks that reinforced the skin.”Fumble fingers:  The most critical link between dinosaurs and birds, according to Feduccia, has been the three-fingered hand pattern.  Dinosaurs used digits 1, 2, and 3, but the team found that developing bird wings in the embryo derive from digits 2, 3 and 4.  “To change so radically during evolution would be highly unlikely,” the article states.Back to the future:  The earliest known birds predate the feathered dinosaurs.Also, the current feathered dinosaurs theory makes little sense time-wise either because it holds that all stages of feather evolution and bird ancestry occurred some 125 million years ago in the early Cretaceous fossils unearthed in China.    “That’s some 25 million years after the time of Archaeopteryx, which already was a bird in the modern sense,” he said.  Superficially bird-like dinosaurs occurred some 25 million to 80 million years after the earliest known bird, which is 150 million years old.”Feduccia himself had studied Archaeopteryx in detail.  “He determined its flying ability by observing that the fossil’s feathers had leading edges significantly shorter than their trailing edges, which is characteristic of all modern flying birds.”With all these evidences against bird-from-dinosaur evolution, why would the story take hold so deeply in the popular mind and in scientific circles?  Feduccia argues that the promoters simply wanted to believe it.  In a ruthless attack, he claimed that the desire to believe and promote this story indicates a serious collapse of credibility in the field of paleontology:Feduccia said the publication and promotion of feathered dinosaurs by the popular press and by prestigious journals and magazines, including National Geographic, Nature and Science, have made it difficult for opposing views to get a proper hearing.    “With the advent of ‘feathered dinosaurs,’ we are truly witnessing the beginnings of the meltdown of the field of paleontology,” he said.  “Just as the discovery a four-chambered heart in a dinosaur described in 2000 in an article in Science turned out to be an artifact, feathered dinosaurs too have become part of the fantasia of this field.  Much of this is part of the delusional fantasy of the world of dinosaurs, the wishful hope that one can finally study dinosaurs at the backyard bird feeder.”So what does Feduccia himself believe about the evolution of birds?  “It is now clear that the origin of birds is a much more complicated question than has been previously thought,” he said.Is it possible that the leading scientific journals in the world, including Nature and Science – both of which highlighted artwork of feathered dinosaurs on their covers – were capable of falling for and promoting a “delusional fantasy”?  Does this mean that major museums, like the Natural History Museum of Washington DC and many others, with their “Birds are Dinosaurs” displays, are promoting falsehoods based on flawed evidence?  Does this mean the traveling museum exhibit of feathered dinosaurs is a fraud?  Is it possible that evolutionary paleontology is imploding from the credibility gap caused by this lapse of rigor?  Does this raise the possibility that Darwinists are wrong about other claims?  You heard it right here – from an evolutionist – chagrined at the fact that these “wishful hopes” touted as fact have given ammunition to the creationists.  We hope you enjoyed the comic relief.  Relief from comedy posing as science would be better.Project:  Print out copies of this press release and take them to your nearby natural history museum docent staff (see 09/22/2005 story).(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more