Blairmont sink Albion to enter final

first_imgBCB/Elizabeth Styles U-21 Tournament…– to face RHT for spoilsFor the second time this year, Blairmont Community Centre defeated Albion Community Centre in a semifinal of the Berbice Cricket Board’s junior cricket tournament.After knocking Albion out of the New York Business Group Under-19 Tournament, Blairmont Community Centre again defeated Albion, by 56 runs, to join Rose Hall Town (RHT) Gizmos & Gadgets in the grand finals which will be played shortly.Winning the toss, Blairmont Community Centre elected to bat first. Fawaz Gafoor top-scored with 25, and received support from Javed Karim (22), Nigel Deodat (17), and Rameshwar Samaroo (17), as Blairmont were bowled out for 165 from 45.1 overs.National Under-19 bowler Kevin Umrao took 5 – 37, while Karran Arjpaul whoSeon Glasgowplayed for Guyana in 2017 took 2 – 19.Needing to score 166 for victory from 50 overs, Albion crumbled to a disappointing 109 in 35.4 overs, despite Umrao returning with the bat to score 32.National Under-17 off spinner Seon Glasgow was the best bowler, with 5 – 27 from ten overs.Nigel Deodat, another Guyana Youth Player, took 2 – 13, while Javed Karim bagged 2 – 23 for the hardworking side.Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets had earlier in the week destroyed Tucber Park Cricket Club by eight wickets to advance to the finals. Tucber Park were bowled out for 104, then RHT blasted 108 for 2 in just 8.3 overs. The final promises to be an exciting affair, despite RHT having a superior team on paper with players like Kevin Sinclair, Kevlon Anderson, Junior Sinclair, Keith Simpson, Sylus Tyndall, Jonathan Rampersaud, Mahendra Gopilall and Jeremy Sandia.Most of these players were involved in the New York Business Group Under-19 Finals when Rose Hall Town easily defeated Blairmont. However, with another chance to take on their rivals, much would depend heavily on national youth players Karim, Marvin Prashad, Deodat, Fawaz Gafoor and Glasgow. The Under-21 Tournament is being sponsored by Elizabeth Styles, a United States cosmetics company.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, July 31

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are looking to sign Arsenal winger Santi Cazorla, 29, Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 30, and Manchester United’s 26-year-old striker Javier Hernandez. (Daily Star)Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon have told Southampton it will cost them £16m to sign 24-year-old Argentina defender Marcos Rojo. (Daily Express)Marouane Fellaini, 26, has agreed to join Serie A side Napoli but Manchester United are holding out for £18m on the midfielder they signed for £27.5m in September last year. (Daily Star)Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has confirmed the club have reopened talks with Liverpool over a £14m deal to sign striker Fabio Borini, 23, who was on loan at the Stadium of Light last season. (Daily Express)Arsenal’s bid to sign Sami Khedira, 27, could be back on as Real Madrid want to sell the German World Cup midfielder this summer and Bayern Munich will not buy until next year. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle United’s hopes of signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, 23, for around £10m have hit a snag as the Frenchman looks set to sign a new contract with the Ligue 1 club. (Newcastle Chronicle)And here are the latest transfer tales… France World Cup ace heading to Russia after talks fail with QPR and West HamLiverpool and Sunderland miss out on cut-price Belgian starletSchneiderlin has NOT handed in a transfer request at SouthamptonChelsea star again rubbishes PSG talkWages set to scupper Napoli’s move for Man United flop FellainiBlow for QPR and West Ham! Former Chelsea hitman hoping to link up with Cole at RomaAston Villa boost? Russian hitman admits he is eyeing Europe moveLiverpool boss Rodgers rules out revival of Remy dealGalatasaray ‘beat Chelsea’ in race for Brazilian starletAnother Southampton youngster set for summer exit?Exclusive – West Ham hoping to complete loan deal for Arsenal youngster in ‘next twenty four hoursManchester City eye Marquinhos but face battle with Barcelonalast_img read more

Kenya up five places in FIFA ranking

first_img0Shares0000The Harambee Stars starting team line up for a group photo before the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – The national football team Harambee Stars reaped from their 1-0 victory over Ghana in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier, climbing five places in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.Kenya now sits 107 after earning 1204 points with their Malawi 1-0 friendly win not counting much since their opponents were placed 123rd, 11 places below Harambee Stars. On the other hand, the Black Stars of Ghana dropped six placed to occupy 51st from 45th.In the CECAFA region, Kenya’s opponent in the 2019 AFCON qualifier improved from position 151 to 149 courtesy of a 1-0 over Sierra Leone on the same weekend Kenya upset Ghana.Sierra Leone was just a position ahead of Kenya by one slot but due to the loss they are fell to 114.Uganda remains the top despite moving a place down to 83rd following a 0-0 draw with Tanzania in an AFCON qualifier.Kenya is second in the region, Sudan (132), Rwanda (137), Tanzania (140), Burundi (148), Ethiopia (149), South Sudan (158), Djibouti (196), Eritrea & Somalia (206) take up the next positions in the region.In Africa, Tunisia takes the lead at position 23 after moving a place up followed by Senegal (25), DR Congo (40), Morocco (45) while former champions Nigeria closes the top five in the standings at position 48.Globally, Belgium has moved to the top of the ranking by relegating world champions France to second spot.After decisive wins against Scotland (4-0) in a friendly match and Iceland (3-0) in a UEFA Nations League fixture played in early September, Belgium have finished on the same number of points as France, but took the lead by a few decimal points to reclaim top spot, which they last occupied from November 2015 to April 2016, while being coached by Marc Wilmots who was later replaced by Roberto Martinez.Brazil, Croatia and Uruguay close the top five.0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Tottenham sign Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung-Min

first_img New Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min 1 Tottenham have confirmed the signing of South Korean forward Son Heung-Min from Bayer Leverkusen in a reported £22million deal.The 23-year-old, who will wear the number seven shirt at White Hart Lane, scored 49 goals in five seasons in the Bundesliga and has penned a five-year contract with the north London outfit.Spurs have been on the hunt for more firepower this summer, with flop Roberto Soldado returning to Spain with Valencia while Emmanuel Adebayor has been permission to leave.They have been chasing a deal for West Brom starlet Saido Berahino for most of the transfer window, but, after two failed bids, it is now thought they have dropped their pursuit with White Hart Lane chiefs unwilling to meet the Baggies’ £25million valuation of the 22-year-old.Tottenham instead turned thier attension to Son, and quickly wrapped up a deal for the South Korea starlet, with his arrival at White Hart Lane helping to ease the pressure on Harry Kane, who has failed to find the target this season.“Spurs for me is such a big club and a really good team,” Son said.“My goal has always been to play in the Premier League and Tottenham have given me a great opportunity to do that and I am really happy to have the chance to come here.“I love the Premier League and I am very excited to play at White Hart Lane. I have not played there yet but I’d Iove to go out there, show my abilities and perform for the Spurs fans as soon as possible.”last_img read more


first_imgMost people who know ESB employee Sandra Connolly might not realise she has a head for heights.Sandra touches down!Sitting behind a desk at her Letterkenny office may not inspire images of her being a bit of a daredevil.But Sandra proved she has guts too when she jumped from a plane at more than 10,000ft to land at Carrickfin Airport last week. Sandra’s tandem parachute jump was in aid of a number of charities including MS Ireland, Little Angels, SNAP and Crumlin Children’s Hospital.Sandra managed to raise €2,030 in total with her charity jump.   WHY ESB WOMAN SANDRA HAS HER HEAD IN THE CLOUDS! was last modified: August 12th, 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:charityparachute jumpSandra Connollylast_img read more

Government set to give you grant to heat your home this winter!

first_imgA Government-funded organisation is set to warm your home this winter, by offering generous grants towards insulation and heating. Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has been in existence for years, but it’s surprising how many people have never heard of them, and who don’t believe they can apply.The grants are not means-tested and over 30,354 works were undertaken in over 19,000 homes in Ireland last year. The most common measure was roof insulation (27pc), cavity wall installation came second at 22pc, while new high-efficiency boilers were installed in 20pc of cases.Solar panelling accounted for one in 10 grants given.A report on the SEAI appeared in The Irish Independent a number of days ago and has created somewhat of a storm online.John Randles of the SEAI told The Irish Independent, “The Better Energy schemes have improved the energy efficiency of almost 300,000 homes through grant aid, directly managing the delivery of improvements to vulnerable energy-poor homes through the Warmer Homes Scheme. “The works are typically completed by local contractors, keeping money in the local economy.“Those contractors are registered by SEAI, meaning they have the necessary qualifications, carry the required insurances and tax certificates, and are subject to quality inspections by SEAI, all of which maximises the value for both homeowner and the State”.You can find a list of qualifying contractors on the SEAI website ( and apply for a grant to heat your home this winter!Government set to give you grant to heat your home this winter! was last modified: September 16th, 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:FeaturesgrantheathomeinsulationnewsSEAIlast_img read more

Lyon make beating Liverpool and Tottenham to Real Madrid starlet a ‘priority’

first_img Real Madrid starlet Mariano Diaz 1 Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed the club are hoping to tie up a deal for Liverpool and Tottenham target Mariano Diaz.The 23-year-old managed just 300 minutes of football at Real Madrid last season and he is ready to move on.Despite his limited game time, the Dominican still bagged five goals last year and he is wanted by Liverpool and Tottenham.However, Lyon have set their sights on the striker too and they are now working hard to get a deal tied up in the coming days.“We’re analysing both solutions, but we’re looking more at a [permanent] transfer,” Aulas told L’Equipe.“We have been following the player for some time. We have heard good things from Karim Benzema.“We also have good allies with the president Florentino Perez, who I know well, and the all-knowing coach [Zinedine Zidane], who has also told us good things.“If we have the means to do it, it’s a priority for OL. He has some very high quality rivals in front of him that we can’t bring to Lyon for economic reasons.“According to Zinedine and Karim, he’s a very good player. He’s young, powerful and very ambitious. It would be a great coup.”last_img read more


first_imgHere are this week’s Lotto Numbers:1, 6, 8, 10.There was no winner of the Jackpot (€1,250). 8 winners matched 3 numbers and win €15 each. As always winnings can be collected from Blake’s Bar, Main St. Martin Earley, Donamon, Co. RoscommonShane Bonner, DrumkeenMary Louise McClintock, c/o Orchard InnMaura O’Grady, Coolboy All above sold by AdrianNiall Blake, c/o Ricky BlakeCathal Roarty, WoodlandsElaina Gallagher, Windmill ViewCiaran Maguire, Sallaghagrane All above Card subscriptionGAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY LOTTO NUMBERS was last modified: June 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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_imgFANAD GAELS CLUB NEWS: Lotto Results:The lotto jackpot of €7750 has been won. The numbers drawn were 4, 10, 12, 13 17. Jackpot winner Madge Carr, Creeslough. Congratulations on your win. Bonus number 13. €50 C&G Ross, Eel Burn. Jackpot now starts of at €1000. Under 8’s:Our under 8’s travelled to Termon last Saturday morning to play the host club. Two boys teams and a girls team played matches against Termon. All played very well and enjoyed the games. Thank you to David Brady and the Termon club for their hospitality and refreshments afterwards. Thanks to all parents who travelled and helped out in any way.Under 10’s: Our under 10’s have a game in Glenswilly this Friday evening the 20th. Martin will be in contact with the parents involved during the week confirming times.Under 6 and under 8 training as usual on Friday evening at 6.30pm.This Friday is the last training session for the under 6’s, 8’s and 10’s for a few months. Bord Na nÓg are currently organising an under 8 and 10 indoor winter parish league. Keep an eye on the club notes and Facebook page for details. We hope to start in mid October. More information contact Martin on 9163472.Well Done:Well done and good luck to John Heraghty, Tullyconnell and Shaun Little, Kerrykeel, who are training with the Northwest under 14 development squad.Dribble ‘n’ Solo-athon:Mulroy Hoops Basketball Club and Gaeil Fhánada Bord na nÓg are hosting a 12 Hour sponsored Dribble ‘n’ Solo-athon to take place on Saturday 19th October 2013 in the Rossnakill Resource Centre. The event will run from 9am to 9pm. We are inviting families involved in either or both these clubs to take part as well as other families who may be interested in joining. How will the Dribble ‘n’ Solo-athon work?– From your wider family/friend circle select a group or groups of 12 – to include brothers, sisters, cousins, parents, grandparents, friends or anyone who is happy to give it a go!– Each group should have a nominated leader – ideally a teenager/adult.– Each group will be asked to dribble/solo for just 15 minutes. – To make the event as fun as possible your group can dribble/solo in fancy dress – you could come in pyjamas, onesies, football jerseys, Disney characters or anything you fancy! There are still places available on the Time Table for groups to join in. Keep on eye on the Fanad Gaels and Mulroy Hoops websites/Facebook pages as well as local press for updates! We hope that you will get involved, have fun with your friends and family and help raise money for these two community based clubs.Scrap Saturday:We will be holding a Scrap Saturday in the next few weeks. Anyone who has any scrap metal laying around, this will be a great opportunity for you to get rid. A contact number will be available in next weeks notes for you to call and have the metal collected at a time that suits both party’s.GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS LAUNCH DRIBBLE ‘N’ SOLO-ATHON! was last modified: September 17th, 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:fanad gaels newslast_img read more

Extra R1.5bn to combat HIV/Aids

first_img27 October 2010 South Africa is to spend an extra R1.5-billion on HIV/Aids prevention programmes over the next three years, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. R100-million of this will be spent this year, bringing the total HIV/Aids and sexually transmitted diseases budget for 2010/11 to R6.6-billion. Presenting his medium-term budget policy statement to Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Gordhan said the state’s free antiretroviral programmes was adding around 300 000 new entrants each year, and that this was expected to increase to 400 000 new entrants a year over the next three years. Of the R100-million to be spent this year, Gordhan said R40-million would be allocated to provinces’ male circumcision programmes. According to the World Health Organisation, there is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually-acquired HIV infection in men by up to 60 percent. The medium-term budget policy statement said data from the department of health’s 2009 antenatal survey showed that South Africa’s HIV infection rate was levelling off. “HIV prevention and treatment programmes are expanding rapidly and will continue to be prioritised,” it said.National Health Insurance In the general health sector, Gordhan said the government had prioritised funds to filling important posts, including medical registrars in obstetrics and paediatrics, and to recapitalising the country’s nursing colleges. In preparation for South Africa’s new National Health Insurance scheme, the government has proposed amendments to improve the fairness of the tax treatment of medical aid contributions. Gordhan said further work would be done to calculate the costing of the National Health Insurance, adding that until more calculations were made, there would not be any move to raise taxes to fund the new health insurance system. He said the government was considering piloting improved family health care as part of an enhanced primary care system, including district-based contracts with independent general practitioners. It is also considering making bulk purchases of medicines to bring down the general cost of buying medication. Also under consideration is a proposal to get private hospitals and academic institutions to partner with one another to train doctors and nurses, as well as another to help bring private-sector management into the delivery of public health care in the country. SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more