Arribas, made in Alcorcón

first_imgArribas debuted with the first team on March 4, 2017. He then played three minutes 0-0 against Sevilla Atl. In that campaign with the subsidiary he played 8 games and scored 1 goal. The following year with B he added 24 games and three goals and in his third season with the second team (2018/2019) he played 36 games and scored two goals. In 2018/2019 he reappeared with the first team. He played 14 minutes on June 8, 2-1 against Granada. This season has undoubtedly been the one of its explosion.Another youth squadArribas has been the most powerful irruption in recent times for the pottery quarry.Last season Relu was the most notable youth squad. The midfielder, now in the Borusia branch, played 4 games.Previously, several plants should be highlighted. Chema Rodríguez arrived from Atlético Madrid B in 2013/14. With the yellow branch he only played two games. That year he already played 12 games with Alcorcón. The following two years he would get to play 56 games scoring five goals in the last campaign as a potter that was 2015/2016. Now he is in Getafe. Fernando was another youth player who joined the first team. The center joined the subsidiary in 2014/15, that year he played 21 games with the B and 8 with the first team. The following season he played 20 matches with the first team. Currently Fernando is active in Córdoba.In the 2013/14 season two youth squads managed to reach the first team. Dani Ponce, now in Alcalá after going through teams like Fuenlabrada, played six matches with the first team. Tamayo, currently in the ranks of Rayo Majadahonda, has had four participations with the first team of AD Alcorcón. Just days before La Liga began, in the middle of August and with the whole country on vacation, a 21-year-old had his first contract in professional football. It was Óscar Arribas fulfilling a dream and it seemed that he was breaking down the door. Fran Fernández was categorical “he has earned it”, many expected him to have a very minor role, however, he has become the undisputed starter. At only 21 years old, he has played 22 league games and has scored four goals. An offensive midfielder who can play winger or attacking midfielder. Worker, with self-confidence, speed, nose of goal and good one on one. Arribas has carved out a niche for himself in the Second Division and has shown that the AD Alcorcón youth academy has quality and gives good players for professional football. An example for his teammates of the subsidiary with whom he has also played 4 games this year.last_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgW Connection bow outPORT OF SPAIN, TrinidadW Connection bowed out of the CONCACAF Champions League at the Group stage here Tuesday night, after going down 1-0 to Santos Laguna of Mexico in a contest at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.Entering the game needing to win in order to remain alive in the competition, the hosts were felled by a second minute strike from Andres Renteria and never recovered.W Connection produced a sustained assault on Santos Laguna’s goal early in the second half as they searched for the equaliser but the visitors held firm to come away with the result.The victory took Santos top of Group A alongside Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica, also on six points. The two teams will clash on October 20 to determine the group winners.Bacher hails DalmiyaJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Affluent former South Africa Cricket administrator Ali Bacher has paid tribute to the late Jagmohan Dalmiya, praising him as the “ultimate Bengal tiger” and a “smart businessman”.Bacher, who served as managing director of South Africa Cricket and played an instrumental role in leading the country’s re-admission into international cricket, said Dalmiya had used his sharp business acumen to transform India into the financial powerhouses they had become.Dalmiya, the Indian Cricket Board president, died last Sunday night after being admitted to hospital three days prior complaining of chest pains.”I was very close to him in the early 1990s. I never met anybody who was so persistent in getting other administrators to support his point of view,” Bacher was quoted as saying.Ambrose for Dominica charity matchBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Fast bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose is the latest former West Indies cricketer to announce his involvement in an eagerly anticipated charity match in support of relief for water ravaged Dominica.Ambrose will line-up for the University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s Celebrity XI against West Indies Cricket Board President’s Celebrity XI at Kensington Oval on Saturday.”When I retired from cricket, I said I would never play again – any form of cricket,” said Sir Curtly.”I came back to play a few games here and there and now. Now, I have been asked to represent the UWI Vice Chancellor’s Celebrity XI and I immediately agreed to participate in aid of such a worthy cause.”last_img read more

Whither, Party Politics in Liberia?

first_imgIt was in 1923, during the administration of President   that C.D.B. King, that the then ruling True Whig Party (TWP) became mightier than  ever before—why? It was that year that the TWP initiated its “caucus” system, which predetermined who was to be nominated for any elective post.   This was so because ever since the eminent Liberian pioneer Elijah Johnson’s son, Hilary Richard Wright Johnson, became President in 1884, the TWP had become the nation’s unchallenged ruling party—a position it was to enjoy until its military overthrow in April 1980.The background to this is that in 1883 Hilary Richard Wright Johnson became arguably the most popular person ever to be elected President, because he was nominated by both the TWP and J.J. Roberts’ Republican Party (RP).  The RP had ruled Liberian from Independence in 1847 to 1870, when E.J. Roye, the TWP’s first standard bearer, became President, having defeated the RP in the 1869 elections.  But following Roye’s overthrow in the nation’s first coup d’etat on October 26, 1871, President Roberts was recalled to serve in an interregnum  administration until 1876, when he died.The TWP returned to power in 1877, when Anthony William Gardiner was elected President, followed in 1883 by   Alfred Francis Russell.  The TWP was now firmly in power.  Then emerged the giant in Liberian politics, H.R.W. Johnson, who in 1884 became the first politician to be nominated by the two existing political parties—TWP and RP!  Elected, therefore, unopposed,  the ingenious H.R.W.J. brilliantly recruited into his Cabinet leading Republican  and TWP members.  After that, no one ever again heard of the RP.  Thus began the TWP’s political supremacy in Liberia.By 1923 the TWP under President King had grown so  comfortable with power that King decided to make elections to the Legislature a foregone conclusion once the party’s “caucus” had nominated a candidate.  The first attempt, however, backfired.  The Marylanders wanted a kindhearted and flamboyant young lawyer, William V.S. (Shad) Tubman, as their Senator; but the TWP, having someone else in mind, rejected  Shad.  It was at that point that the Marylanders began singing their demanding song, “No Tubman, no Senator.”  The TWP backed down, and that is how Tubman entered national politics. It is startlingly ironic that immediately upon being handpicked by President Edwin J. Barclay to be his successor, again through the party “caucus,” Tubman consolidated the caucus system—the same system that had rejected him in 1923.  After his first election in 1943, the TWP caucus became a permanent reality, choosing in every campaign season all political candidates, from town chief to president.That is what seems to be happening in Liberia today.  Many parties, including the ruling Unity Party, seem to have adopted the caucus system by choosing candidates favored by the UP’s powers that be.It was this that led Gbarpolu County Senator Theodore Momo, a UP stalwart, to resign from the ruling party.  He sensed foul play when the party selected former Liberty Party (LP) partisan Gertrude Tene Lamin as the UP senatorial candidate in the ensuing October 2014 elections.The angry Senator Momo promptly accused UP of having “violated” the guidelines of the Elections Commission (NEC).There are reports of confusion within UP elsewhere.  The UP primary in Bong County, which  Cuttington University President Henrique Tokpa won  as UP’s senatorial candidate, is reported to have ended in disarray.There are also reports of problems in other parties, including the main opposition  Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) and Liberty Party (LP).  One of our chief concerns is that we hear little about political parties until campaign time.  This is most unfortunate.  NEC should ensure that political parties hold regular congresses or conventions.  But we hear little of this until campaign season, when politicians begin   scrambling for nominations.When last, for example, has the ruling UP, the opposition CDC, Liberty Party, National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL) and National Patriotic Party (NPP) held a congress?Yet is this not what political parties should be doing, in an effort to continue the development of a democratic culture in Liberia?We hope that following the 2014 senatorial elections, NEC will ensure that political parties begin engaging and organizing their partisans on a regular basis and holding periodic conventions, rather than wait until campaign time to start making noises.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bain Capital to Take Minority Stake in Liberian-owned Sundial Brands

first_imgPrivate-equity firm Bain Capital LLC is taking a minority stake in Sundial Brands LLC, a maker of personal-care products that are predominantly purchased by African-American consumers.Terms of Bain’s investment weren’t disclosed, but a person familiar with the transaction said it values the New York-based Sundial at roughly US$700 million. The company currently has annual revenue of around US$200 million, according to people familiar with the matter.The family-owned and operated business was founded in 1992 and produces lotions, soaps, shampoos and hair treatments under the brands Shea Moisture and Nubian Heritage. Its products are made from raw materials such as shea butter, coconut and various herbs, and also contain some ingredients certified as organic, according to the company. Sundial uses a portion of its sales to help develop and improve U.S. and African communities that produce its ingredients and products.Sundial will remain majority owned by its founding family, who consist of immigrants from Liberia and Sierra Leone. Richelieu Dennis, a co-founder and the company’s chief executive, will continue in his role. Sundial sold its first products on street corners in New York City and its brands are now available in national retailers including drugstore and grocery chains.Sundial’s sales to date have been largely in the U.S., where it also manufactures its products. Bain’s investment is aimed at helping Sundial accelerate growth by targeting a broader market that is based on consumers’ needs and isn’t defined by their ethnicity, said Ryan Cotton, a Bain managing partner. The investment will allow some existing shareholders to monetize parts of their stakes and some money will be used to expand the business, a person familiar with the matter said. Expanding beyond Sundial’s core customer base may require a balancing act. Earlier this year, Sundial’s Shea Moisture brand drew criticism from some of the brand’s African-American customers on social media after the company put out a meme on Twitter with the image of a Caucasian toddler. “We will make sure we are serving our core customers while engaging with a broader audience that’s interested in natural products and healthier ingredients,” said Mr. Dennis, Sundial’s CEO. Bain’s investment in Sundial follows beauty products giant L’Oréal S.A.’s acquisition last autumn of a Brooklyn-based company called Carol’s Daughter that also makes hair and skin products popular with African-Americans. Bain has investments in several consumer brands, including outdoor apparel company Canada Goose and canvas shoe maker Toms. An increasing number of household and personal-care product makers are trying to capitalize on Americans’ growing preference for items made with natural or organic ingredients. Their hope is the industry will shift in a similar manner to the food industry, where many shoppers now prefer buying natural or organic products.In recent years, however, some natural personal care product manufacturers have been challenged over their claims and labeling. Sundial Brands in 2012 settled a lawsuit brought by the Center for Environmental Health, an anti-chemicals group that sued more than two dozen cosmetics companies to stop them from marketing their brands and products as organic if they didn’t meet standards required by a California law. As part of the settlement, Sundial agreed not to represent its products as organic unless they contained over 70% organic ingredients, excluding water and salt.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Heavy rainfall warning issued for the B.C. Peace and Fort Nelson

first_imgFort Nelson4:52 AM PDT Monday 20 May 2013Rainfall warning for Fort Nelson issuedTotal rainfall amounts up to 40 mm expected tonight and Tuesday over the southern sections.This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.An approaching Pacific frontal system combined with an Arctic front from the north will bring rain to the Northeast British Columbia starting late today. Rain heavy at times over Fort Nelson is expected to start this evening and persist into Tuesday. Total rainfall amounts of 30 to 40 mm over the southern sections of the region can be expected by early Tuesday evening before the rain tapers off to a few showers. According to the warning, the rain will start in Northeast B.C. later today and continue into Tuesday.  In the Peace we will still reach a high of 16 degrees today before the rain starts tonight.  Tuesday the temperature will only rise to plus 8.See the full warning for both the North and South Peace below.B.C. North & South Peace River4:50 AM PDT Monday 20 May 2013Rainfall warning for B.C. North Peace River issuedTotal rainfall amounts up to 30 mm expected tonight through Tuesday.- Advertisement -This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.An approaching Pacific frontal system combined with an Arctic front from north will bring rain to the Northeast British Columbia starting late today. Rain heavy at times over British Columbia Peace River is expected to start overnight and persist to Tuesday. Total rainfall amounts of 30 mm can be expected by early Tuesday evening before the rain tapers off to a few showers. Advertisementlast_img read more

Reports – Barcelona star nears switch to American side

first_img Xavi in action for Barcelona Barcelona star Xavi is on the verge of joining New York City in the summer, according to reports in Spain.The Spaniard’s contract with Barcelona expires at the end of the season and he has been linked with a move away from the club.Clubs in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates had shown an interest, but newly formed New York City have always been seen as the frontrunners.The MLS side, who are owned by Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, are keen to make their mark and have already signed David Villa and Frank Lampard.And now, according to Cadena Ser, Xavi has given the go ahead for agent to discuss terms with New York.The MLS side are willing to offer the 35-year-old midfielder a lucrative contract and are hoping a deal can be struck soon. 1last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Cranford United 2 Lifford Celtic 3Played in heavy conditions in Greenbrae Park, Cranford settled quickest and hit the front on ten minutes as Philip Buchannan scored following a corner. Cranford continued to press and would have been out of sight in the opening half hour only for Lee White in the Lifford goals who pulled off number of quality saves. Lifford gradually got a foot hold in the game as the 40th minute mark loomed and should have equalised when they were awarded a penalty. Up stepped Johnny Robb but the Cranford netminder was equal with a fine save. Robb redeemed himself on the stroke of half time finishing from close range amongst a goalmouth scramble to make it one apiece. A draw didn’t suit either side so early in the second half chances where at a premium and both sides committed men forward. With twenty minutes remaining Seamie McLaughlin put Cranford back in front with a fine strike to the top corner. The three points looked destined for Cranford until Robb popped up again with a poachers finish from close range on 80 minutes. A draw may have been a fair result for both teams but no one told Ross Porter who struck one from 25 yards to Cranford’s top corner to give Lifford the lead with only minutes remaining, keeping Lifford in the hunt for honours. Best for Lifford: Lee White, best for Cranford Seamie Nani Friel.Milford United 0 Gweedore Celtic 0Milford and Gweedore played out a goalless draw in a fiery and hardfought game at Moyle View Park. Neither keeper had much to do for theninety minutes except for goal kicks as both teams lacked a bit ofguile to create chances. Gweedore’s Colin Ferry had the ball in thenet after 30 minutes but was ruled off side. In the second half it was all Milford who pushed for a winner to keep their slim title challengeon track, and despite even playing four up for the final fifteen minutes they failedto score with a few chances falling to Christy Mc Cafferty, PaulShields and Damian Casey. Both teams can be commended for hard work. Referee: Marty Quinn. Watson Hire Division OneBonagee United 1 Keadue Rovers 7Keadue came close on six minutes when Adrian Sweeney put Corey Gallagher through but Carr in the home goal made a great save. The same player headed over three minutes later after a cross into the box from Jack O’ Brien. Bonagee took the lead on fifteen minutes when Sean Crossan crossed to Darren Coyle and the striker hammered home from the edge of the box. Keadue started the second half on top and levelled the game on fifty minutes when a cross into the box from Adrian Hanlon was headed home by Luke Neely. Two minutes later and Keadue took the lead after a corner. The ball broke loose in the box and Adrian Hanlon was first to react and find the back of the net from ten yards. The visitors piled on the pressure and Hanlon got his second on seventy minutes after a great through ball from Neely. Hugh Boyle made it 4-1 to the visitors on seventy five minutes when he shot home from just inside the box after a cross from Hanlon. Ciaran Gibson and Paddy Mc Laughlin had good efforts saved by Ben Boyle in the visitor’s goal. Keadue got their fifth on eighty minutes when Hanlon shot home from close range after a cross from Luke Neely. Hanlon got his fourth goal of the game on eighty seven minutes with an overhead kick from six yards. Luke Neely got the final goal of the game on ninety minutes when he broke down the right cut inside the defender and shot home from fifteen yards. Team effort from Keadue. Best for Bonagee Paddy Mc Laughlin and Ciaran Gibson. Referee: Ronan Floyd.Eany Celtic 0 Castlefin Celtic 7Castlefin left Eany with all three points in the bag following a three goal return from a ten minute spell midway through the first half . The first of these was on twenty minutes when Matthew O’ Rourke found the back of the net when he stroked the ball home from close range. This was followed up by a brace by Ronan Tourish, the first from a header and the second after a breakaway when Eany were on the attack. They got a fourth on the stroke of half time when JP Malley got the first of his two goals. Kieran Brennan got the goal of the day with a thunderous strike from thirty meters on 70 minutes. O’ Malley and O’ Rourke completed the scoring in the last five minutes. Good team performances from both sidesDrumoghill F.C. 2 Cappry Rovers 0A brilliant double strike from Damian Crossan secured a priceless three points for Drumoghill in this top of the table clash, which was played at the home of Rathmullan Celtic.Goals in each half from the midfielder were ultimately the difference in the two sides as chances were few and far between in a game in which defences were on top.Drumoghill started brighter but had to wait until the 21st minute to break the deadlock when Crossan rose highest to head home Kevin Kelly’s right wing corner.Having taken the lead, Drumoghill were content to absorb whatever it was that Cappry had in their locker. Their best player on the day, Barney Lafferty, always looked the most likely source of an equaliser with his creativity in midfield but David O’Carroll and Chris O’Donnell were in no mood to surrender.Drumoghill stood strong as the game wore on and were rewarded with eight minutes to go when Crossan rifled home his second after Richie Moore’s effort had been saved.A big result for Drumoghill as the race for honours looks like going down to the wire.Referee: Paddy MartinGweedore United 3 Dunkineely Celtic 0This game played in Carrickboyle saw the home side collect all three points following a convincing performance. The game started with both sides pushing for the opener with good play and half chances at each end. The home side took the lead in the 23rd minute following good play and a dummy by Ciaran Mc Fadden which was well finished by Shane O’ Donnell to make it 1-0. United settled well after the opening goal and began to push for a second. The second goal came in the 26th minute when good play from the home side was excellently finished by Ciaran Mc Fadden past Murrin in the Celtic net to make it 2-0. In the second half the visitors were reduced to ten men in the 48th minute after the ball was stopped on the line by a hand and the ref had no option but to award a penalty. Declan Murrin saved the resulting penalty and gave the visitors a chance to get back into the game. United continued to dominate with Ciaran Mc Fadden, Brian Gallagher and Darren Ferry going close but Murrin did well on each occasion. The visitors did well to hold United and had a number of half chances on the break, however they could get past the well marshalled Gweedore defence. United ensured the three points in the 85th minute when Ciaran Mc Fadden hit a screamer from 25 yards into the top right corner to make it 3-0. It was a good team effort from Dunkineely, however the home side played well with Ciaran Mc Fadden and Frank Mc Gee excelling on the day. Referee: Joe Mc HughCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar F.C. 2 Copany Rovers 5Copany moved into pole position in Division Two with this comprehensive victory over neighbours Drumbar F.C. A David Graham hat-trick helped the title chasers record an important result as they played their game in hand and went a point ahead in the table. Best for Drumbar was Joe Gallagher while Leonard and Graham excelled for Copany.Glenree United 0 Ballybofey United 2It was a great day for a game in Mevagh parish but the sun didn’t shine in the home dressing room at full time as Ballybofey Utd ran out two nil winners.Glenree started the game the brighter and they came close on several occasions through Paul Coyle and Andrew Kelly but the away keeper was up to the task each time.The first half finished 0-0 and with no changes from either team the 2nd half resumed at a more upbeat tempo. Glenree were unlucky again on 46 minutes not to have broken the deadlock through Oisin Langan. The attacking style of play from Glenree resulted in a breakaway by Ballybofey who were awarded a penalty which David White converted. Ballybofey got their 2nd on 75 minutes when a long ball invited the Glenree keeper to come off his line and the ball was headed over his head again by White. Two good team performances. Referee: Martin Mc AnenneyDunlewy Celtic 1 Convoy Arsenal 1In an entertaining game in Dunlewey the spoils were shared. Both teams started brightly and both keepers were tested. Lorcan Gallagher pulled off a fine save while Hugo Cannon tested out the convoy keeper with a curling cross. The second half was nip and tuck with Paul McFadden and John Cannon pulling the strings for the home side. The breakthrough came with a magical run from James Hendry Alcorn who crossed in to Manus Cannon to volley home. This didn’t upset the visitors and they hit back when James Toner knock home from close range. Best for Dunlewey John Cannon, Stephan Gallagher, Patrick Cannon and Kevin Doohan.Team Performance from ConvoySATURDAYDowntown Cup Quarter FinalsOrchard F.C. 2 St. Catherines Reserves 0It took extra time to separate these two sides in a keenly fought quarter final played in Ballyare. Both teams worked hard with both defences on top early on. St. Catherines came closest to scoring in the first half when they had a header go just over from five yards. Orchard came close before the break when Peter Blake’s shot from inside the box was well saved by Brian Smith. The second half continued much the same with Smith denying Sean Sweeny twice from close range. The first period of extra time was a tight affair until Redmond Doherty foundJoe Mc Carron with a short corner and he struck an unstoppable shot into the top corner. St Catherines pushed hard in the second period as they chased an equaliser but Orchard caught them on the break on 108 minutes when Andrew Doherty broke down the right and slotted home form a tight angle. Best for Orchard: Sean Sweeney. Best for St. Catherines: Brian SmithCastlefin Celtic Reserves 3 Glenree United Reserves 2Difficult playing conditions didn’t prevent this game being played in traditional Cup style.Castlefin had a great chance after two minutes when Marcus Curran’s shot was well save by Glenree keeper Darryl Gibson. Glenree broke the deadlock on four minutes when Damien Nelis took a perfect touch and placed the ball easily past the Castlefin ‘keeper. Castlefin had a great opportunity to equalise on thirteen minutes when they were awarded a penalty but Glenree keeper Gibson made a brilliant save to deny Keith Nelis. Damien Nelis should have doubled Glenree’s lead but his header went wide of the open net. Castlefin continued to search for a goal before the break with Ronan Tourish coming close when his free kick hit the post.Castlefin finally made a breakthrough early in the second half when Paul Logue’s corner found Mark Lafferty. Lafferty shot through a crowded box to level the score at one each. With both teams searching for a winner Castlefin took the lead. Ronan Tourish found Keith Nelis who did well to control the ball and drill home on eighty minutes. Glenree levelled the game once more in the 85th minute when a mix-up in the Castlefin defence allowed Carl Mc Elhinney an opportunity to find the net. Castlefin got the winner with a minute remaining when Barry Tourish’s well placed cross found Ronan Tourish in front of goal and he headed home to secure Castlefin’s safe passage to the semi-final of the Downtown Cup. Best for Castlefin: Peter Bryson and Brian Dooher. Team performance from Glenree. Referee: Victor Rainey.Arranmore United 0 Glenea United Reserves 1Arranmore played Glenea at An Screaban as Rannagh Park was unplayable. On a blustery day the wind played havoc as both struggled to retain possession early on. The 1st half was an even affair with both defences and midfields on top and both keepers having very little to do. Glenea started the better in the 2nd half and went close with a one on one, but couldn’t convert. Minutes later Glenea made the breakthrough when, following a great cross from the right, Dean Gallagher found the net. In a game that looked like whoever scored first would go through Glenea defended excellently for the remainder with Ciaran Mor pulling off a brilliant save with ten minutes to go. Team performances both sides.Fintown Harps AFC 1 Glencar Celtic 3Fintown Harps, looking to retain the Downtown Cup, faced Glencar Celtic at Pairc Achla on Saturday. In the 20th minute Glencar’s Marty Brogan broke the deadlock, he scored from a free kick just outside the box. Fintown’s Brian Delaney levelled the game in the 32nd minute from a cross from Cathal Ellis. Ruairí Kelly then put the visitors in front again from a free kick with five minutes left in the first half. In the second half both teams put in a massive effort to win this game. Fintown got lucky when they were awarded a penalty from a hand ball in the box. Daragh Gallagher stood up to take it but Glencar’s keeper pulled off a great save to keep them in the lead. In the closing stages of the game Glencar’s Paddy Collins slotted home their third goal to assure their place in the semi-finals. Entertaining team performances by both teams. Referee: Ed Moore.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 3 Tullyvinney Rovers 1Milford collected only their second home win in the league against a determined Tullyvinney. With the wind at their back Milford applied the early pressure and on fifteen minutes Christy Mc Cafferty capitalised when a through ball from Lee Burke left him one on one and he chipped the keeper from twenty yards. Milford created a couple of excellent chances but were unable to convert. Tullyvinney made their intentions clear at the start of the second half when a long ball was pumped in and not cleared and ended up in the back of the net. They continued with the long ball and pushed further up but were caught on the break when after JJ Fleming’s through ball freed Christy Mc Cafferty who was upended in the penalty box and he scored himself from the resulting penalty. The game was finished off when from a Johnny Sweeney corner the ball ricocheted off Kelly for an own goal.Cranford United Reserves 1 Curragh Athletic Reserves 3Curragh started this game on the front foot and were one up after five minutes through a neat finish from Shea Hannigan. Cranford responded well and were pushing for an equaliser but got caught on the break by Gary Heaney in the twentieth minute who put Curragh two up. Then with chances falling to both teams Curragh, again on the counter attack, got a third through Dan O’ Brien in the 40th minute. Cranford pulled a goal back in the 60th minute, a good finish by Brendan Giles. Cranford pressed hard but could not break down the Curragh defence again. Team efforts.Donegal Town Reserves 3 Gweedore United Reserves 3It was honours even when second met third at the Hospital Field on Saturday afternoon. Donegal made the better start and deservedly took the lead when Ciarán O’Reilly tapped home a superb cross from Paul Gerard Duncan. After the break Donegal doubled their lead when Joe McIntyre curled a lovely effort into the top corner. Gweedore battled back and equalised with a great counter attacking goal. Soon after they were level when their centre half rose highest to head home at the back post from a wide free kick. Chris Hegarty looked to have won the points for the home side when he turned in the area to fire home with ten minutes remaining on the clock. Gweedore kept plugging away and ensured they left with a point when they scored form a penalty kick in the dying moments of the game. Good team performances from both sides.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYDowntown Cup Quarter FinalsOrchard F.C. 2 v 0 St. Catherines ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves 3 v 2 Glenree United ReservesArranmore United 0 v 1 Glenea United ReservesFintown Harps AFC 1 v 3 Glencar CelticSATURDAYGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 3 v 1 Tullyvinney RoversCranford United Reserves 1 v 3 Curragh Athletic ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 3 v 3 Gweedore United ReservesSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCranford United 2 v 3 Lifford CelticMilford United 0 v 0 Gweedore CelticWatson Hire Division OneBonagee United 1 v 7 Keadue RoversEany Celtic 0 v 7 Castlefin CelticDrumoghill F.C. 2 v 0 Cappry RoversGweedore United 3 v 0 Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar F.C. 2 v 5 Copany RoversGlenree United 0 v 2 Ballybofey UnitedDunlewy Celtic 1 v 1 Convoy ArsenalDeele Harps P v P Raphoe TownFIXTURESSATURDAY 15-03-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneRamelton Mariners v St. Catherines ReservesMulroy Celtic v Glenea United ReservesOrchard F.C. v Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Celtic v Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Glenree United ReservesArranmore United v Strand Rovers ( K.O.1p.m. )Curragh Athletic Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesTullyvinney Rovers v Keadue RoversSUNDAY 16-03-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United v Donegal TownCurragh Athletic v Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneBonagee United v Castlefin CelticLagan Harps v Eany CelticDrumoghill F.C. v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoWhitestrand United v Raphoe TownGlenree United v Dunlewy CelticCopany Rovers v Convoy ArsenalBallybofey United v Drumbar F.C.Deele Harps v Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 9th, 2014 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

Cops beef up efforts to nail car thieves

first_imgThe LAPD will beef up its efforts to fight car theft under a plan approved Wednesday by the City Council, which unanimously approved funding for two additional detectives. Southern California motorists may be familiar with the Task Force for Regional Auto-Theft Prevention because of its work with auto dealers in trying to head off car thefts. However, the joint operation with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and other local agencies also focuses on enforcement, going after thieves, organized crime rings, scam artists and “chop shop” operators who strip cars and sell them for parts. “It’s targeted at the professional crook,” said Capt. Michael Chambers, commander of the LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The council’s action brings the LAPD’s contribution to the task force up to 18 sworn positions. The total cost is about $2.6 million, funds for which the city is reimbursed. The task force is paid for through a state program that deducts money from vehicle registration fees to fund initiatives that fight car thefts. Auto thefts in Los Angeles are down 7 percent this year, according to LAPD statistics, and 17 percent from two years ago. The work of the task force is likely responsible for some of that, Chambers said, along with the overall crime-fighting efforts at the LAPD like the Compstat tracking system. “There’s fewer cars being stolen and we’re making more arrests of the criminals,” he said. While break-out figures for auto crimes were not available, the LAPD reports a 1.5 percent increase in arrests so far this year over the same period in 2004, and a 9.1 percent increase over the same period in 2003. last_img read more


first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has accused local government representatives of denying evidence of substantial cuts to discretionary medical cards across the county.Medical cards are being slashed across Donegal.The Fianna Fáil Deputy said the cuts are affecting numerous people with serious illnesses and disabilities.He said his constituency office has been inundated with cases where people with cancer, severe disabilities or debilitating illnesses have been refused a medical card or had their card revoked over the past few months. This week in the Dáil, the government rejected a Fianna Fáil motion deploring what the party describes as ‘deliberate targeting of sick people in need of clinical support’.The motion called on the government to stop these ‘underhand cuts’ to discretionary medical cards and to ensure that no-one in clinical need is denied a medical card.Deputy McConalogue said, “It is disgraceful that the government rejected this motion. The government is denying what is clearly happening on the ground. Figures show that nationally, more than 1,000 discretionary medical cards are being withdrawn every single month.“I have been dealing with many cases in Donegal of cancer patients, children with severe disabilities and people with serious illnesses being denied medical cards or suddenly having their cards revoked. How can the government deny that cuts are taking place under the radar? “There is no doubt that there is a cynical campaign to reduce the number of medical cards in use in Donegal and across the country. This is the worst kind of cost-cutting tactic. The Health Minister James Reilly has once again failed to manage his own health budget this year, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that he is expecting to cover some of that budget overrun by removing supports from sick people who otherwise would be entitled to a medical card.“The government representatives in Donegal can deny this all they like, but the bottom line is that it is happening in communities right across this county. People with serious conditions here in Donegal are being denied medical cards and we need to know why.”Deputy McConalogue called on the local government representatives to stand up for Donegal patients and demand a stop to these cuts.“This attack on sick people must stop. I am calling on the local Fine Gael and Labour representatives here in Donegal, who must be receiving as many of these cases as I am, to tell their colleague the Minister for Health James Reilly the reality of what is happening and to put a stop to the sneaky cull of discretionary medical cards,” he said.  MEDICAL CARDS ARE BEING SLASHED ACROSS DONEGAL CLAIMS DEPUTY was last modified: October 10th, 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:deputy charlie mcconaloguemedical cardsslashedlast_img read more

‘Shocking’ €270M underspend revealed on rural schemes

first_imgDonegal TD Pat the Cope Gallagher has strongly criticised the government for having a lack of understanding of rural community needs after revealing that €270 million is still unspent on improvement schemes. The Fianna Fail TD calculated, from parliamentary question replies, that €270M which was sanctioned for 2017-2019 rural schemes and LEADER funding had not been spent by the end of August.The rural schemes include the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure scheme; Town & Village Renewal scheme; CLÁR, the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS), the Rural Regeneration fund and LEADER. “Taking funds allocated to key rural improvement schemes over the period 2017-2019 there is an unspent balance of €111m alone. In the region of €56m still remains on departmental funds allocated to the Town & Village Renewal scheme and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme going back two years,” Deputy Gallagher said. “Yet, the numbers get worse. The much-heralded Rural Regeneration fund was launched 14 months ago with €52m allocated for 2019. To date, just €4.1m in project funding released by the Department, representing an underspend of 92%. This type of funding would be urgently required in many areas throughout Donegal..Deputy Gallagher added: “There are just 16 months remaining in the current 2014-2020 LEADER programme which is a key Rural Development Programme. However, despite €250m allocated to the seven-year programme, €159m remains unspent or 72% of total funds.”Deputy Gallagher slammed the underspend as poor planning by government. He said: “It is regrettable that funding on the levels such as these schemes, cannot be properly spent in a well-planned and timely fashion, what we will witness now is a rush to spend money and to commit the funding, which will lead to poor planning in some cases and a greater chance of the funding being wasted.”Deputy Gallagher is calling for counties such as Donegal to be prioritised for Rural Ireland spending as the €270million funding is allocated.‘Shocking’ €270M underspend revealed on rural schemes was last modified: September 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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