first_imgMoville Community College U16 boys B Final win. Pic Liam SkellyMOVILLE Community College have been crowned county U16B champions.The Inishowen lads overcame Coláiste Ailigh in the showpiece final played in Carndonagh today.Moville got the better start and raced into a a 2-06 to 0-02 half-time lead. The Letterkenny lads improved in the second half and netted themselves but Moville pulled away again to win on a scoreline of 4-14 to 1-06.MOVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LAND COUNTY U16 TITLE was last modified: January 21st, 2016 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:Colaiste Ailighfootball finalMoville Community CollegeU16Blast_img read more

The Manchester City transfer targets to watch out for at the 2018 World Cup

first_imgWhat a season 2017/18 was for Manchester City.They won two trophies in the Carabao Cup before winning the Premier League at a canter – producing incredible standards of football in the process. Thiago Alcantara – Spain Although Fabian Delph did well covering at left-back for the injured Benjamin Mendy, Pep Guardiola will be keen to get a more natural replacement.Mojica is also on Real Madrid’s radar after a good season on loan at Girona from Rayo Vallecano. But that season has gone now and they will need to be ready to do it all again in a couple of months.Manchester City’s 2018/19 Premier League fixturesPep Guardiola will be keen to strengthen his squad and many of them will be playing at the World Cup this summer.Below you can see the players linked with a move to the English champions who will represent their country in Russia. 5 Johan Mojica – Colombia Guardiola is reportedly very keen to link up with Alcantara who worked under Guardiola at Bayern.The City boss claimed David Silva may not play every game next season and the former Barcelona prodigy would be an ideal replacement for him. 5 Manchester City won their third Premier League title last term center_img 5 5 Douglas Costa – Brazil Costa is another player Guardiola is looking to reunite with and bolster City’s options on the wing.The £88million-rated player is also reportedly wanted by United, Juventus and PSG. City could face competition from Manchester United and Tottenham for the Croat but you would back City to be the most tempting option for him.Kovacic will see the World Cup as a prime opportunity for one of the elite clubs to try and snap him up. 5 Mateo Kovacic – Croatia last_img read more


first_imgIRISH soccer legend Shay Given went on the Late Late Show in Dublin last night and told the nation what most of them don’t know – the love of Glasgow Celtic in Co Donegal!The 36-year-old was speaking to RTE’s Ryan Tubridy as the build-up to Euro 2012 continues.He spoke of his support for cancer charities in the UK and Ireland because his mum died from cancer when he was just five. His wife has helped to raise €1.2 milion, he said.But asked about his early career, the Lifford man – “I have fond memories of growing up in Donegal” – talked about the options facing him as a 16-year-old.And in front of him was Manchester United (who are they?) and Celtic.“My love for Celtic swayed the decision,” he told Tubridy. No surprise there for Hoops fans in the county fed up with the national broadcaster failing to realise the incredible cultural connection with Celtic and Ireland.Shay last week didn’t rule out a return to Celtic, who he left to join Blackburn because he was kept out of the Hoops first team by one Packie Bonner.On TV in Dublin tonight Shay was a credit (as he always is) to his family and friends – and to Donegal.He spoke about Thierry Henry again – and being robbed by the French.But Shay also said he might stay on in football for the next World Cup in Brazil – using Mrs Doyle from Father Ted…in a “go on, you will, you will, you will” bit o’craic. SHAY GIVEN: ‘I CHOSE CELTIC OVER MAN UTD, BECAUSE CELTIC MEANS MORE TO ME’ was last modified: May 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BECAUSE CELTIC MEANS MORE TO ME’SHAY GIVEN: ‘I CHOSE CELTIC OVER MAN UTDlast_img read more

Warriors face Celtics this week in potential NBA Finals preview

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)The Golden State Warriors are coming home this week after splitting their four-game trip on the East Coast. After a last second loss at the hands of Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat and a loss in Orlando versus the Magic the Warriors were able to bounce back with a 120-117 win versus …last_img

Gender council to engage communities

first_img23 May 2013The National Council Against Gender-Based Violence has completed its annual action plan and will soon be engaging with communities across the country, says Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana.Delivering her department’s budget vote speech in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Xingwana said the council would be conducting roadshows, consultation summits and educational campaigns in all nine provinces.The council, launched on 10 December under the chairmanship of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, will support victims and survivors of gender-based violence and address all forms of violence against women and children in South Africa.Xingwana said that, working together with the ministers of police, justice and correctional services, her department would continue to support, promote, coordinate and monitor access to justice for women.“This includes effective and efficient services to all victims, such as the Sexual Offences Courts; the Family Violence and Sexual Offences Units in the South African Police Service; the training of police and forensic social workers; restorative justice as well as effective rehabilitation of offenders.”UN praises South Africa’s stanceXingwana noted that South Africa had registered its commitment to the United Nations campaign to Commit to End Violence against Women and Girls at a signing ceremony in New York in March.Xingwana said that during the ceremony, Michelle Bachelet, the under secretary-general of UN Women, had commended South Africa for its solo stance in Africa on the issue of sexual orientation and gender identities as well as on the matter of sexual and reproductive rights for women and girls.“We were also congratulated for developing a multi-sectoral approach towards fighting gender-based violence by launching the National Council against Gender-Based Violence … as well as launching the Orange Day campaign as part of our 365 Days National Action Plan,” Xingwana said.Source: read more

Presidential Indaba puts spotlight on youth employment

first_img28 February 2014 Young people from all around the country will get exposure to various career opportunities when the Presidential Youth Indaba kicks in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg on Friday. The four-day indaba will provide a platform for young South Africans to empower themselves. It will also have an expo component to help connect youngsters to job opportunities, career information, scholarships, bursary programmes and enterprise development support. Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is expected to address 500 youngsters from the country’s nine provinces on Friday afternoon. In April 2013, government, labour, business and civil society signed a Youth Employment Accord, committing themselves to improving the education and training of young people and helping them to find jobs and start businesses. The government committed to increase the number of young people employed in the public sector, while certain industries committed to setting youth development targets. The indaba is a platform to give effect to the Youth Employment Accord as the country grapples with finding solutions to the high unemployment rate, especially among young people. The Economic Development Department will host the indaba at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, with Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel leading the indaba, supported by Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane. The indaba is expected to produce a declaration with resolutions on how, together with young people, all stakeholders can address the issue of youth unemployment. The indaba will form a Presidential Youth Working Group to meet with the President from time to time to appraise him on the progress of the implementation of the indaba declarations and youth development post the indaba. The young people attending the indaba will be expected to work together with various stakeholders to come up with solutions to the socio-economic challenges facing young people in the country, particularly as they relate to jobs and skills. The indaba will also promote social dialogue between the youth, government, business, labour and youth development agencies. Source: read more

Delay in govts plans to set up commercial divisions in HCs

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 10 (PTI) Fresh delays have marred governments plans to set up commercial divisions in high courts to settle high value business disputes as part of its ease of doing business initiative as a parliamentary panel examining the proposed law has been granted another extension. The department related standing committee on Law and Personnel was to table its report in Parliament on The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill, 2015 by end of July. But it was granted a months extension till August 30. Yet again the panel sought a fresh extension till November 30, which has been granted, a Rajya Sabha bulletin said. The committee has toured various states to get a feedback from people and legal experts on the various provisions of the bill. Any progress on the bill — pending in the Rajya Sabha — is now possible only in the Winter session which usually starts in the third week of November and continues till the third week of December. The Commercial Division of High Courts Bill has been pending for a long time. After being referred to a Rajya Sabha Select Committee in UPAs tenure, it was sent to the Law Commission. Based on the law panels recommendations, the present government re-drafted the bill as part of its ease of doing business in India policy. It was introduced in the Rajya Sabha in April. The introduction of the Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts and Commercial Courts Bill was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the budget speech. PTI NAB ZMNadvertisementlast_img read more

Jkhand to work for supplying water from abandoned coal mines

first_imgRanchi, Sep 13 (PTI) Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said the state government would work towards conserving and supplying water from abandoned coal mines and Coal India Ltd would assist in this endeavour.A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting between Das and Union Coal Secretary Anil Swarup here, an official release said.The state government would supply conserved water through pipelines in the nearby areas and an MoU with the Coal India would be signed in this regard, it said.Keeping environmental protection in mind, Das said rail lines would be laid for transporting coal from mines to the destination.When Das asked the CIL to provide modern equipment for the sports university, Swarup said the varsity would become a model in the country.Among others, Jharia resettlement, electricity production,employment and the conditions of coal mines were discussed at the meeting, the release said.Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, CMs Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar, Secretary Sunil Kumar Burnwal, CCL CMD Gopal Singh were present at the meeting, the release said. PTI PVR SUS TIR SNPlast_img read more

England’s Sam Billings to try out Rahul Dravid’s off-field lessons at Champions Trophy

first_imgEngland wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings is looking forward to trying out the off-field lessons he has picked up from Delhi Daredevils coach and Indian cricket legend Rahul Dravid to make an impression in the upcoming Champions Trophy.Seemingly bowled over by Dravid’s “calming influence” in the dressing room, Billings said: “I just enjoy talking to him, whether it’s about life or cricket.””He is very calm and offers his insights and has lots of experience,” Billings told IANS in an interview while plying his trade for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils.The Kent cricketer, who made his ODI debut against New Zealand at Birmingham two years ago, said he was game for hard work and wanted to have a good attitude to life and cricket, a la Dravid.”Obviously Rahul’s just a little bit more in terms of that (experience). So, yes, I think with experience I just look to progress and as long as I can continue with the same attitude and work hard… have a good attitude towards life and cricket, you’re going to improve. So, yeah, really looking forward to a home Champions Trophy.”England begin their ICC Champions Trophy Group A campaign against Bangladesh at London’s Kennington Oval on June 1.”We’re playing at home and it’s always special to perform in front of your own fans,” said the 25-year-old glovesman, who has turned out in 11 ODIs, scoring 246 runs for England.Besides Bangladesh, Australia and New Zealand also feature in Group A, which Bangladesh senior-pro Shakib Al Hasan has dubbed as the “toughest”.advertisementBillings was part of England’s two One-Day Internationals against Ireland. He did not bat in the first ODI and managed just seven in the second.He did duty behind the stumps in both the matches, and batted at No. 6. Jason Roy and Alex Hales opened the batting for the Eoin Morgan-led side.This could augur well for Billings, who previously had to fight for his place with Hales at the top of the order.”I think every competition you play in around the world, every country you play in, and every coach or player you come across, you can get something out of everyone,” Billings said when quizzed about whether it would be difficult to adjust to his new-found middle order role.Not wanting to comment on whether India, who announced their Champions Trophy squad on Monday, would struggle in English conditions after spending a lot of time at home playing 13 Tests and the IPL, Billings said the conditions would be completely different to what he has played in the IPL.”It would be different conditions than what it is here. The ball will have carry and swing. It will be a difficult tournament and all teams are strong,” Billings concluded.last_img read more

Yanks Grand Slam O’s, 6-5

first_imgBALTIMORE — It was the kind of situation Tommy Hunter loves.The Baltimore Orioles had just taken a two-run lead and Hunter was called upon in the seventh inning to protect the advantage against the New York Yankees.Then, in Hunter’s words, this happened: “A dink hit here, a dink hit there. And, you know, pop. Four runs.”Stephen Drew delivered a pinch-hit grand slam, and the Yankees beat Hunter and the Orioles 6-5 on April 13.After the Yankees used a single, a walk and an infield hit to load the bases with two outs, Drew hit a 3-1 fastball from Hunter (0-1) over the wall in right-center. It was his second homer in two games and New York’s first pinch-hit slam since Jorge Posada did it in 2001 against the Orioles.Hunter was trying to preserve a potential victory for starter Wei-Yin Chen, who allowed two runs in six gritty innings.“Big situation. Yankees coming to town,” Hunter said. “Chen threw a great game. It’s just upsetting to come in and not get him the W he deserved.”Drew was batting for Brett Gardner, who hurt his right wrist in the first inning after being hit by a pitch from Chen.“I asked him each at-bat and he said he was OK,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “Then, he came to me the last time and said, ‘We need a big hit and I don’t know how well I can swing.’”Girardi summoned Drew, who was 0-for-5 lifetime against Hunter.“You got three guys on and I was not trying to do too much,” Drew said. “I got ahead with a 3-1 count. I got in a good situation and it all worked out for the best.”X-rays on Gardner’s wrist were negative. “It’s kind of a day-to-day thing,” the outfielder said.Chris Young and Mark Teixeira also homered for the Yankees, who have won two straight following a 1-4 start.“We didn’t play well the first five games of the season,” Girardi said. “We played much better the last two. We’ve gotten big hits. We’ve capitalized on some mistakes the other clubs have made.”Adam Jones had three hits, including a home run, for Baltimore. Jones is 10 for 14 with three homers and seven RBIs in his last four games.Michael Pineda (1-0) gave up five runs and nine hits with nine strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings for the Yankees, who were 6-13 against Baltimore last year.Former Oriole Andrew Miller got the last five outs for his second save.Playing on the road for the first time since his return from a one-year drug suspension, New York’s Alex Rodriguez was booed soundly before the game and prior to each trip to the plate.He played errorless ball at third base — his first time at the position since Sept. 10, 2013 — but went 0 for 4 at the plate with two strikeouts.After Young hit a solo shot in the second inning, the Orioles got RBI doubles from Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop in the bottom half.Teixeira tied it with a towering fourth-inning drive into the left field seats. In the sixth, Jones hit a shot into the Baltimore bullpen for a 4-2 lead.After Drew put the Yankees ahead, the Orioles got a run in the bottom of the seventh and loaded the bases with two outs before Chris Davis struck out for the fourth time.(DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more