Tegat calls for ruthless MBU

first_imgAs Montego Bay United prepare to host teams in Group Three of the 2016 Caribbean Club Championship at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, the club’s head coach Paul ‘Tegat’ Davis says he wants his strikers to be ruthless in front of goal irrespective of the opponent. Davis, who has been putting the players through a rigorous training regimen since last week, told The Gleaner that if his players perform anywhere as impressively as they currently do in the Red Stripe Premier League, they should finish on top and advance to the next round. “Playing these games at home offer us no distinct advantage because all the teams participating are professionals and will be coming to play hard football,” said Davis. MBU will first tackle Cayman’s Scholars International on Wednesday before taking on Trinidad’s Central FC on March 13. Before that, Scholars meet Central on March 11. MBU are in a rich vein of form, winning four of their last five matches in the domestic league with forward Owayne Gordon having the time of his life. Gordon, who has 13 goals so far this season, struck back-to-back braces recently in league play and will be hard to contain. Speedy winger Alan Ottey along with the engine of the team’s midfield, Jermaine Woozencroft, captain Dwane Ambusley and goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett will all play key roles for MBU.. But the hosts may have to make do without two key defenders in John Barrett and Cordel Simpson, both of whom are nursing injuries. Davis, however, is cautiously optimistic on the defenders being ready in time for either of their two assignments. “John and Cordel are two of our better defenders and we will need them to be fit and ready, but if that’s not possible we will have to win without them. I am very confident in the abilities of my players,” he said.last_img read more

Former champion Azarenka dumped from Open at first hurdle

first_imgGermany’s Siegemund trailed 4-2 in the second set before finding her second wind to come out on top of the almost three-hour marathon.“I played a good first set and even though I was up in the tiebreak, I let go a little bit and she was right there,” said the world 110.“I kind of reset myself and knew I was playing a good match, and I just had to close in those situations.”The win was her first at a major since the 2016 US Open, as continues to work her way back from a major knee injury in early 2017.For Azarenka, it was her worst performance at Melbourne Park since a first-round exit on her debut in 2006.She won the title in 2012 and 2013, but missed the last two tournaments because of giving birth and the custody battle.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Victoria Azarenka, who has tumbled down the rankings since the birth of son Leo and a messy custody battle afterwards, slumped out 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-2 to Laura Siegemund © AFP / DAVID GRAYMELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 15 – Former world number one and two-time champion Victoria Azarenka was dumped from the Australian Open at the first hurdle Tuesday, throwing away a one-set lead against Laura Siegemund.The Belarusian, who has tumbled down the rankings since the birth of son Leo and a messy custody battle afterwards, slumped out 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-2.last_img read more

IS YOUR CHILD SAFE IN ITS CAR SEAT?

first_imgIs your child safe in your car? ‘Check it Fits’ Service are providing free checks in Donegal this month to see if car seats are fitted properly. As many as three out of four child car seats may not be fitted properly, increasing the risk of death or serious injury to children in the event of a road traffic accident.This is the message that is being driven home by Road Safety officials as they launched the ‘Check it Fits’ Service across Donegal this month.Road Safety Authority (RSA) has a new, full-time, nationwide, free expert service to help parents, grandparents and guardians to choose the right child seat or restraint and fit it safely and securely in their cars.The service ‘Check it Fits’ will be visiting Donegal locations at – • Lidl, Letterkenny Roundabout, Donegal Town on Thursday 17th April from 10am – 5.30pm• Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Port Road on Friday 18th April from 10am – 5.30pm• Aldi, Neil T Blaney Road on Tuesday 22nd April from 10am – 5.30pm• Forte Shopping Centre, Neil T Blaney Road on Thursday 24th April from 10am – 5.30pmDonegal Road Safety Officer Brian O’Donnell commended the service and said it was an opportunity to give parents peace of mind and that it shouldn’t be missed.“The Check it Fits Service aims to ensure that child seats are properly fitted in cars. This is a fantastic service and is fast, convenient and free of charge. “It is great to have the service available for a number of days in Donegal and is a fantastic opportunity that should not be missed by parents and guardians, to have their child car seats checked by trained experts and give them the peace of mind that their child is travelling safely.”The RSA’s team of experts will check child car seats and restraints to see if they are correctly fitted at a designated area in the car parks of the locations listed above.If child car seats or restraints are incorrectly fitted, the experts will advise on how to fix the problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries you might have. The checking process takes about 10-15 minutes and is free of charge.“For more information on where ‘Check it Fits’ are taking place visit the RSA’s website www.rsa.ie/checklist fits, on Facebook www.facebook.com/RSAIreland and Twitter twitter.com/RSAIreland For more information on Child Safety in cars visit www.rsa.ie/childsafetyincarsIS YOUR CHILD SAFE IN ITS CAR SEAT? was last modified: April 14th, 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:car seatchildrendonegalRSAsafetylast_img read more

15 brilliant images from Wayne Rooney’s testimonial v Everton

first_img Ed Woodward watches the game following an impressive summer of transfer business The star attraction addresses Old Trafford at the end of the game 15 The club legend applauds the fans as he is substituted off Kai Rooney takes his dad’s place on the substitutes’ bench 15 Zlatan Ibrahimovic applauds the star of the testimonial Wayne Rooney celebrated 12 years of service to Manchester United on Wednesday night by taking part in his testimonial match against boyhood club Everton.The 30-year-old forward played 53 minutes against the Toffees, failing to get on the scoresheet in a 0-0 draw.There were suggestions Rooney would play some of the game for Ronald Koeman’s men, but considering the clash was one of high intensity and pressure, it was not a surprise to see him keep his Red Devils shirt on in what was a friendly in name only.Still, it was an enjoyable game with some great moments, and talkSPORT collect some of the best images from the match.Click the right arrow, above, to see the entire gallery… David Moyes, Sam Allardyce and Sir Alex Ferguson watch on from the stands Jose Mourinho signs autographs on the touchline 15 Henrikh Mkhitaryan plays another game in what has been an impressive pre-season for the summer signing Luke Shaw goes close, sending a powerful strike just wide of the post 15 15 Young starlet Rashford in action for the Red Devils 15 Ronald Koeman watches the action as he assesses Everton’s squad 15 15 15 Old Trafford fills with fans prior to kick-off. Click the right arrow, above, to see the best images from Wayne Rooney’s testimonial v Everton 15 15 15 15 Marouane Fellaini sends a header towards goal against his former club 15 Rooney is thanked by Jose Mourinho as he leaves the pitch The past of Manchester United is replaced by the future, Marcus Rashford 15last_img read more

FATHER OF MISSING LIFFORD MAN – “I HAVEN’T SLEPT FOR FOUR DAYS DURING THIS HELL”

first_imgThe heartbroken father of a missing Lifford man says he has not slept in four days waiting for his son to return home.Tragic Joseph Colhoun says he has stood each night at the window of his home in Beechwood Grove waiting to begin the search for his son David each morning.The 22 year old went missing in the early hours of last Sunday morning after fleeing police custody in Strabane after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly. David jumped from a police car and was last seen running towards the River Mourne which separates Strabane from his home in Lifford.Joseph, 52, whose wife Josephine only died last December, said he is going through a “living hell.”“Nobody knows what I’m going through. It’s a living hell. I stand looking into the night each evening waiting for it to clear again so I can search again in the morning. I try to sleep but I waken up straight away dreaming.“I know that David is not coming home now. He would have contacted me if he could. He has never done this before. I just want people to help me get him home,” he said. Hundreds of local people have been assisting the Colhoun family to try to find missing David.However Mr Colhoun says he cannot understand why there has been a distinct lack of help coming from the PSNI and to a lesser extent the Gardai in trying to locate David.So far no PSNI divers have taken part in the search leading the Colhoun family to hire their own personal divers from Dundalk to search for David.The PSNI say they will try and send divers to the scene today (FRI) but have stressed there is a problem with the lack of visibility in the water.Gardai have deployed some members to the scene but say that because Mr Colhoun went missing outside their jurisdiction, it is a matter for the PSNI. Joseph Colhoun added “I just cannot understand why there has been such a lack of cooperation with my family over the past four days since David has gone missing.“He was not a criminal. He was only arrested for being drunk and disorderly which is not a major crime.“The Gardai have contacted me to explain their situation. But I think the PSNI could be doing more and I don’t know why they aren’t,” he said.Local Cllr Frank McBrearty said people are taking their own lives in their hand searching for David because of the lack of a co-ordinated search. “This is a very dangerous area. While I think it’s great that local people have given their support to the Colhoun family, the last thing we want is another tragedy happening.“I have been at the site of the search and what I saw was a distinct lack of any co-ordination in the search. The efforts of the Gardai and especially the PSNI are questionable to say the least,” he said.As well as hiring their own divers, David’s distraught girlfriend Nicole McConnell has also hired a clairvoyant to try and locate her missing boyfriend’s whereabouts.To see other stories on David Colhoun’s disappearance seehttps://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/05/25/father-of-missing-lifford-man-breaks-silence-to-appeal-for-help/EndsFATHER OF MISSING LIFFORD MAN – “I HAVEN’T SLEPT FOR FOUR DAYS DURING THIS HELL” was last modified: May 26th, 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:David ColhounLiffordmissinglast_img read more

With Miers out, Bush may seek another Roberts

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Miers, a Texas lawyer and Bush confidante who remains White House counsel, was criticized for having thin credentials on constitutional law and no proven record as a judicial conservative. That criticism lessens the chance that Bush will pick someone else who has never rapped a gavel on a judicial bench. It also makes it less likely that the president will choose anyone who could be tagged a Bush crony, according to lawyers in regular touch with White House officials involved in the selection process. Bush, who issued a written statement but said nothing publicly about Miers on Thursday, now finds himself in the awkward spot of finding a replacement for a candidate he had described as the most qualified person in the country. He also had said Miers brought a fresh approach because she had never been a judge. Deeply disappointed by the demise of the Miers nomination, Bush might be looking for a repeat of the Senate’s 78-22 vote to confirm John Roberts as the 17th chief justice. “I think that the president is likely to return to the short list of people that everyone – left to right – agreed are the most qualified,” said Brad Berenson, a former staff member for the White House counsel in the Bush administration. “The lesson of the Roberts and Miers nominations taken together is that there’s considerable safety and power in selecting people whose qualifications can’t be questioned.” WASHINGTON – Denied his first choice, President George W. Bush scrambled on Thursday to find a new Supreme Court nominee who could calm a conservative rebellion and walk surefootedly through a Senate confirmation hearing. That could point to a handful of federal judges believed to have been finalists when Bush made his doomed choice of Harriet Miers. Some top contenders are believed to be federal appellate judges Samuel Alito, J. Michael Luttig, J. Harvie Wilkinson, Alice Batchelder, Priscilla Owen and Karen Williams, as well as a Michigan Supreme Court justice, Maura Corrigan. Or Bush could turn to a current or past senator, such as Republican John Cornyn of Texas, believing the Senate would be more likely to embrace one of its own. White House insiders said it was not the firestorm of opposition from Bush’s right flank but the Senate’s demand for documents covered by executive and attorney-client privileges that forced Miers’ withdrawal. Both these reasons make it unlikely Bush will choose Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, another Bush ally who has been on the candidate list. As with Miers, senators would seek documents that Gonzales handled when he was White House counsel, and the president could again claim executive privilege in denying their release. Nominating Gonzales also would reignite the very opposition Bush is trying to dampen on his right from members of his own party who don’t think Gonzales is a reliable conservative vote on abortion and affirmative action. “The best predictor of future Supreme Court performance is prior court performance,” said Wendy Long, counsel for the Judicial Confirmation Network, which was established to back Bush’s picks for federal judgeships. “It avoids the problem of only being able to evaluate someone through privileged documents.” One prospective candidate who is not a judge, Larry Thompson, is still believed to be under consideration. Bush likes and trusts Thompson, a corporate attorney for PepsiCo who was the highest-ranking black in the administration during Bush’s first term. Thompson, however, might be tagged like Miers as a crony. Another nonjudicial candidate is Maureen Mahoney, a frequent litigator before the high court, who is sometimes referred to as the “female version of Roberts.” Bush said he would make his next nomination in a “timely manner.” Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said he expected a nomination within days, with confirmation hearings perhaps before Christmas. Conservatives are likely to continue cheering for a judge who will strictly interpret the Constitution. “The president now has the chance to correct the wayward path this nomination process has taken by nominating a strict constructionist whose record clearly demonstrates a judicial philosophy that respects and defends the civil rights of all Americans, born and unborn,” said Stephen G. Peroutka, chairman of the National Pro-Life Action Center. Fearing that Bush’s next pick will be a darling of the right, Nan Aron, president of the liberal Alliance for Justice, urged Bush to choose a consensus nominee. “An independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our democracy,” Aron said. “It is too vital to be used as a means of placating a political party’s base.” With his job approval rating the lowest of his presidency, Bush might feel it is necessary to appease his base. “His poll numbers didn’t slip in the last number of months because Democrats decided they didn’t like him anymore,” said Sean Rushton, director of the conservative Committee for Justice. “The numbers slipped with Republicans and moderates. And my view is that this is the first day of the repair of that.” 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

Bill apologizes for deporting U.S.-born Latinos in 1930s

first_img He can’t excuse the forced train ride that delivered his family to Guanajuato, Mexico. He can’t excuse the decade-plus estrangement that denied him a relationship with his father, who stayed behind because California needed orange pickers. And he can’t excuse being spurned by not just one culture, but two. “What is an apology?” asks Guerra, an artisan who makes embroidered furnishings. “I don’t understand it at all.” Forced from the United States, Guerra and his American-born siblings had to learn Spanish, adapt to a new culture and endure the poverty of the Mexican countryside for 13 years before his family legally returned to California. “The saddest thing of all,” says Guerra, who lives in Carpinteria, “is that I lost my country. This is where I was born. I’m a California native. But it took me years to be able to call myself a so-called ‘Americano.”‘ He didn’t fit in, either, south of the border. “In Mexico, they called us Norteos. They thought we were completely Anglicized, and they disliked people from the north,” he says. California’s apology was inspired by the work of California State University, Los Angeles, Chicano studies professor Francisco Balderrama and Raymond Rodriguez, a history professor emeritus at Long Beach City College. In their book, “Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s,” they describe long-term emotional trauma by children, born in the United States, who were forced to grow up in Mexico. “For American-born children, trying to adjust to life in Mexico proved to be a very traumatic experience,” the authors wrote. “Deep-seated scars of rejections by both cultures would remain embedded in their lives forever.” w=12 l=16Measure vetoed The little-acknowledged history of Mexican-Americans repatriated in the 1930s became embedded in the mind of state Sen. Joe Dunn, D-Garden Grove, after he read “Decade of Betrayal” on a flight to Washington, D.C. Dunn drafted SB 670 with the help of Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuez, D-Los Angeles, and Assembly members Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa; Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys; and Lori Saldaa, D-San Diego. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the bill Oct. 7, but vetoed a companion measure – Senate Bill 645 – that would have created a commission to study paying reparations to survivors of the 1930s repatriations. “I believe reparations are due for the remaining survivors,” said Dunn, who noted that they number between 2,000 and 4,000 in California. “There should be some compensation to acknowledge their suffering.” For Alfonso Lara, 78, of Davis, an apology – long overdue – will suffice. Lara was born in Holtville near the border. He was 7 when his father, a worker in a Los Angeles floral warehouse, died of an apparent heart attack in 1932. Soon afterward, he says, some men came knocking on the family’s door, telling his mother, Maria Chavez, Lara and his younger brother, Luis: “There’s nothing for you to do here. Now go back to Mexico.” “It wasn’t right. It shouldn’t have happened,” said Lara, who grew up without education on an isolated ranch in central Mexico. He later returned to toil in sugar beet and tomato fields near Davis under the bracero program, which allowed seasonal workers from Mexico into the United States. On one of his back-and-forth trips between the two countries, he ran into a man who knew his family in Southern California. Lara was stunned when the man told him he was a United States citizen – and had the right to stay. Lara, who is now on kidney dialysis and uses a wheelchair, went on to become a farm supervisor and foreman. He once worked for a rancher, a Japanese-American, who used to tell him stories of being rounded up and locked into a California relocation camp during World War II. In 1988, the Reagan administration approved compensation of $20,000 each to some 66,000 surviving Japanese-Americans who were held in camps during the war. Lara isn’t asking for compensation. But Lara, who proudly saw all six of his children go to college, wants his history shared so that “my grandchildren know that this happened.” w=12 l=16Monument planned As part of the state’s apology, a monument will be erected at a site to be determined in Los Angeles. It was in Los Angeles where 50,000 Mexican-Americans were placed on trains and repatriated in five months in 1931. Hundreds were rounded up in San Fernando and Pacoima on Ash Wednesday, a Catholic holy day, and many Latino barrios simply disappeared. Dunn said he is working with U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, in the hope of enacting a federal companion measure to the California apology. Jose Lopez Sr. was a factory worker at the Ford assembly plant when his family was ordered to Mexico after nearly two decades in the United States. He wound up cutting sugar cane and died in poverty in the Mexican state of Michoacan. “I think an apology is the least they can do,” said his son, Jose Lopez, 78, a retired autoworker in Detroit who came to testify on behalf of the California bill. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Now California, for its part, wants to say it is sorry. w=12 l=16Becomes official On Sunday, Senate Bill 670 – the so-called “Apology Act for the 1930s Mexican Repatriation Program” – becomes official. It acknowledges the suffering of tens of thousands of Latino families unjustly forced out of the Golden State that was their home. “The state of California apologizes … for the fundamental violations of their basic civil liberties and constitutional rights during the period of illegal deportation and coerced emigration,” the act reads. The words fail Guerra. He is 77 years old now. He is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army in postwar Korea and France. But he can’t forgive, forget or accept an apology. SACRAMENTO – Carlos Guerra was only 3 years old when Los Angeles County authorities came to his family’s house in Azusa and ordered his mother, a legal United States resident, and her six American-born children to leave the country. It was 1931. The administration of President Hoover backed a policy that would repatriate hundreds of thousands of Mexican-Americans, more than half of them United States citizens. Amid the economic desperation of the Depression, Latino families were viewed as taking jobs and government benefits from “real Americans.” In Los Angeles County, a Citizens Committee for Coordination for Unemployment Relief urgently warned of 400,000 “deportable aliens,” declaring: “We need their jobs for needy citizens.” Up to 2 million people of Mexican ancestry were relocated to Mexico during the 1930s, even though as many as 1.2 million were born in the United States. In California, some 400,000 Latino United States citizens or legal residents were forced to leave. last_img read more

Kaddu bags hat trick as KCCA overwhelm Paidah

first_imgKCCA have now gone 4 points clear at the top of the league (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League KCCA FC 3-0 Paidah Black AngelsStarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 18-12-2018LUGOGO – Patrick Kaddu finally got his season started, scoring a hat trick as KCCA FC defeated Paidah Black Angels 3-0 in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.Kaddu who came into the game with only three goals this season, was at his lethal best, scoring all three in the first 45 minutes and in process becoming the first player to score a treble this season.After a nervy start, Paidah looked on as their worst nightmare of conceding early, unfolded in the 15th minute with Kaddu headed in Mustapha Kizza’s cross from the left.One would soon become two with the former Maroons striker finishing neatly past Paidah goalie-John Kalumba after Allan Okello’s fierce drive was charged down.On 33 minutes, Paidah were forced into an early substitution when Muhammad Kasirye was forced off with what looked like a fever, and replaced with Charlie Anjubuku.With two minutes of the first half to play, Kaddu completed his hat trick, finishing from close range and after Jerry Adebu cleared the ball before it reached the net, assistant referee Gilbert Nyendo signaled that it had crossed the line initially.At the sound of the halftime whistle, Paidah looked like a side whose will had been broken.Two minutes into the second half, the home side made their first substitution with Steven Sserwadda replacing Herbert Achai.KCCA could have added onto their tally in the second half but Kaddu and Okello could not get past the Paidah back line which looked more organised and determined in the last 45 minutes.Later on in the game, KCCA FC Manager, Mike Mutebi made a double substitution, sending on Allan Kyambadde and Gift Ali.For his magnificent performance, Kaddu earned himself the man of the match accolade that comes with Shs.100,000.The win on Tuesday is KCCA’s 8th of the season and they now move onto 27 points, 4 ahead of Onduparaka who are in second.For Paidah, they remain rooted at the bottom of the pile having gathered only 4 points from their first 12 games.Action in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League resumes on Wednesday with defending champions Vipers SC away to Bul FC at Njeru Technical Center in Jinja.Comments Tags: KCCA FCpaidah black angelsStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetoplast_img read more

Pat’s charity tea party to take place in Creeslough on Friday

first_imgPat McCarry is continuing her amazing work in fundraising for the Donegal branch of the Alzheimers Society.And this Friday, she’s at it again.The annual Alzheimers Donegal Branch Tea Day will be held at Pat’s home at Cashelmore, Creeslough on Friday, August 9th from 10.00am until 2.00pm To date, Pat has managed to raise a staggering €34,948 for Alzheimers since 1994 – 25 years ago!Get along early for the best buns!Pat’s charity tea party to take place in Creeslough on Friday was last modified: August 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Everton v QPR: Cesar plays

first_imgKeeper Julio Cesar makes his first appearance of the season for QPR, who start with Danny Simpson for the FA Cup third round clash at Goodison Park despite manager Harry Redknapp indicating that he would rest the right-back. Everton striker Nikica Jelavic – a transfer target for Redknapp – makes his first start since September.Everton: Robles, Coleman, Oviedo, Stones, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Barry, Naismith, Barkley, Osman, Jelavic.Subs: Howard, Hibbert, Heitinga, Pienaar, Mirallas, Vellios, Lukaku.QPR: Cesar, Simpson, Onuoha, Hill, Assou-Ekotto, Traore, Phillips, Barton, Henry, O’Neil, Austin.Subs: Murphy, Dunne, Johnson, Onyewu, Kranjcar, Zamora, Benayoun.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more