Northern Ireland to play Turkey

first_imgNorthern Ireland will visit Turkey for an international friendly to be held on November 15, the Irish Football Association has announced. Press Association Michael O’Neill’s men – who recently finished fifth in World Cup qualifying group F, winning only one of their 10 games – face Turkey in the southern city of Adana during the next international break. A statement from the Irish FA confirmed the game would take place at the Adana 5 Ocak Stadium with a kick-off time of 1900 GMT. center_img Northern Ireland have lost their last three meetings with Turkey, the most recent encounter a 2-0 defeat for Nigel Worthington’s side in Connecticut in May 2010. Turkey won 3-0 both home and away during qualifying for the 2000 European Championships. Turkey are currently managed by Fatih Terim but, like next month’s visitors, will not participate in next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil after finishing fourth in qualifying Group D. last_img read more

Historic donation of equipment by UCI a boost for Guyana Cycling Federation

first_img.., Members of Guyana’s Team for JCCC to benefit EIGHT road bikes, along with other equipment, were received by the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF), compliments of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).The items, which were cleared by president of the GCF, Horace Burrowes, this week will be a huge boost to the sport according to the head of the body, now preparing to host the Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships from August 10 to 11 next in Bartica.Burrowes was in high praise of the UCI for the timely donation of equipment, noting that this is the first time that Guyana has received such a donation from the world body and would go towards boosting youth and female development.“This positive development is huge for this nation and our young cyclists. I have been attending conferences and events of the UCI since being elected back in 2015 and it was my duty to lobby the UCI to assist us.“I am very grateful to them for this donation which has come at the perfect time as we’ll be hosting for the first time in our history, the Junior Caribbean Championships, next month.”The overall value of the items runs into millions and apart from the cycles, vests, socks, polos, jackets, t-shirts, gloves, helmets, shoes, handlebars and forks have been received.Burrowes stated that some of the riders selected to represent Guyana next month would be recipients of UCI’s goodwill to the nation and some of the equipment (including cycles) would remain the property of GCF.“This is a really positive development for the federation which has never owned a single cycle but we now have eight, which is a good start. A lot of the items would be given to our young riders, including females, but we would be focussing on our Junior team for now.“The UCI has promised to build on this support and very shortly, I would be informing all of another positive and historic development for members and Guyana. If we as a body pedal as one team, there’s no telling of what can be achieved.”last_img read more

O’Donnell goes off injured in Munster defeat

first_imgHowever, the returning Dave Foley from Clonmel lasted the distance.Munster’s next Champions Cup pool match is against Stade in Thomond Park next Saturday. The province were beaten 27-7 by a superior Stade Francais side in a rearranged Pool 4 clash in Paris.Indeed, it took Munster until the 74th minute to register their first score – a try by Conor Murray, which was converted by Rory Scannell.The prospects of Anthony Foley’s side getting what they needed from the game were severly hampered by a series of injuries in the first 22 minutes – Tipperary’s Tommy O’Donnell, Andrew Conway and BJ Botha all had to leave the field of play.last_img read more

Outgoing CCJ president lauded

first_imgProminent regional and international jurists on Wednesday praised the contributions of the outgoing President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron, for his immense contribution to Caribbean and international jurisprudence.Leaves post on July 3Sir Dennis, 75, who leaves the Trinidad-based CCJ on July 3, was praised during a special sitting of the Antigua and Barbuda High Court for his years of service to the region and the international community as a lawyer and a judge.“Sir Dennis, you are, you were, and you will be Sir Dennis a man. Sir Dennis you touched the lives of so many persons in this country, in the region and internationally. You are truly a Caribbean man, a man who contributed not only to the development of Caribbean jurisprudence but the development of many a lawyer in the region,” Antigua and Barbuda’s Attorney general Steadroy “Cuttie” Benjamin said.Benjamin said he would always be grateful to the advice of Sir Dennis, who instilled in him the need to have proper preparation in order to prevent poor performance and this is a message he too would like to leave with the wider regional community.Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Dame Janice Pereira, recalled the influence that the St. Kitts-Nevis born jurist had on her professional development and that the majority of his career was spent in the Eastern Caribbean region.Served with great distinction “He has served the region with great distinction,” she said, noting that when he went to serve as a permanent Judge of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which is located in Tanzania, he did so again with much distinction.“President Byron has legitimately earned the respect of all his colleagues and peers as one of the greatest jurist from the CARICOM region and beyond,” she said in her message that was read by Justice Clare Henry, of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.Sir Dennis, the second Caribbean national to head the CCJ, which was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court, said that his tenure had been “a wonderful experience.”last_img read more

NHL playoffs 2019: Jordan Eberle nets first postseason goal at Nassau Coliseum since 2015

first_imgIt was the first postseason goal at Nassau Coliseum since April 25, 2015, when Cal Clutterbuck scored in the third period against the Washington Capitals in a 3-1 victory in Game 6. The Islanders would go on to lose the first round series in seven games.Eberle played a role in New York retaking the lead, assisting Brock Nelson for his first career playoff goal with 4:34 left in the opening period. One minute later, Jordan Eberle netted a goal that actually counted as the point shot hit him while he was all alone in the slot, he turned and buried it five-hole to give the Islanders an early 1-0 lead. It was Eberle’s first career postseason goal; he recorded two assists in 13 playoff games for the Oilers in 2017. The Old Barn was rocking to kick off the New York Islanders’ postseason. For the first time in 31 years, the Nassau Coliseum hosted Game 1 of a playoff series and the crowd was not disappointed early.Just 31 seconds into the game, the Isles’ Tom Kuhnhackl netted a goal past Penguins netminder Matt Murray; however, after an extended examination, the play was deemed offsides and the marker was erased from New York’s ledger.last_img read more

For cheering “Ratko Mladic” FC Rudar got 7,000 BAM Penalty

first_imgFootball club Rudar from Prijedor was punished in the amount of 7,000 BAM and two matches at home in the absence of fans because of the chanting of fans of this club, “Ratko Mladic”, i.e. cheering in honor of the defendant for Srebrenica genocide in matches against FC Zeljeznicar in Prijedor and against FC Vitez in Vitez, as decided by the Disciplinary Committee of the Football/Football Association of B&H (N/FS B&H) on today’s sitting.“FC Rudar Prijedor was punished for violating the Article 74 of the Disciplinary Regulations of N/FS B&H which refers to racism and other forms of discrimination,” as sated from N/FS B&H. For violating the same article of Disciplinary Regulations, FC Slavija was punished as well with 3,000 BAM.The Disciplinary Committee has been considering the other violations on the matches of the 13th, 14th and 15th rounds of Premier League, including, among the others, the most drastically punished FC Borac with 3,000 BAM due to the failure in the organization of matches, the use of pyrotechnics by their own fans at match against FC Radnik, and FC Sarajevo with 3,500 BAM, for the use of pyrotechnics by fans in the match against Mladost in Doboj near Kakanj and a match against FC Sloboda at Kosevo.FC Velez was punished with 2000 BAM. The reasons, failures in the organization of the match, use of pyrotechnics by their fans in the city derby against FC Zrinjski. The other Mostar club was sanctioned as well with 1000 BAM due to the behavior of its fans on the city derby in Vrapcici.(Source: read more

Best in the city

first_imgBEST IN THE CITY (Photo by William McBride)Obama Academy’s Abe Kouyate (11) moves the ball against West Allegheny, Kouyate is one of the best soccer players in the WPIAL and a Penn State recruit.last_img

Bournemouth Bath to get facelift

first_img ADDED ATTRACTIONS “We have done a lot of work, but there is still a lot of corrective work left. It is going to be a multiyear project, and we decided to phase the development. This year, we will focus on rehabilitating the pools for the summer so we can have some summer activities. We have finished the conference room, we are doing the amphitheatre, and the bathrooms are almost finished. All this should be finished by September, and by Christmas, we want to finish some other things,” he stated. Meanwhile, Green, who is funding the project singlehandedly, is seeking commitments to ensure the continuous usage of the facility, and he said that the residents have given their word to protect and maintain the complex. “We are seeking a strategic relationship with the Caribbean Maritime Institute, the University of the West Indies, and others for the utility of the pool, and as a feature of our arrangement and relationship with the community, they will have the place to host events,” he added. Green said that in the past, the pool was the only source of income for maintenance of the complex, but he believes that to keep it from returning to a similar state, more than swimming is needed. He added that the upgrade will include attractions such as restaurants, an amphitheatre, a board-walk, and a multipurpose court. “When you look at the investment in the pool and the possible returns, you see why it continued to fail. So we widened the scope to make sure we have sustainable involvement and activities, and we are looking at the three major components, arts, sports and entertainment,” he said. The pools at Bournemouth have been the centre of its history, and Green said that it would continue to play a major part in the facility’s activities. “We look at sports. We have a playing field and a netball court, which can be a multi-purpose court. The pool is very integral because it remains of major infrastructural value. The maintenance cost is very high, but in terms of engaging the youths and developing skills, it’s really a low-cost activity. They just need time, training, and maintenance of the pool,” he said. The former Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association president said that like many citizens, he was concerned about the facility’s state, with windows shattered, electrical wiring looted, and bathroom facilities destroyed. The complex’s surroundings are also in need of bushing and are littered with faeces. However, after obtaining a lease from the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation earlier this year, Green has done extensive renovation and has set a two-year timeline to complete the project, but he is looking to complete it in phases. MORE CORRECTIVE WORK TO DO Leonard Green, the investor who has undertaken a multimillion-dollar renovation project at the Bournemouth Bath facilities in East Kingston, said a return to the old operational ways is what he describes as a “recipe for failure”. Green revealed plans to redevelop the facility into a multipurpose sports, arts, and entertainment complex, though the pool will remain an integral part of the transformation.last_img read more

Kaya grabs lead after rout of Ilocos FC

first_imgView comments Kaya, which increased its tally to 23 points, has played two more games than Meralco. The Sparks tangle with Global Cebu FC on Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Robert Lopez Mendy was also on target, while Eric Giganto came on in the second half to complete the rout for coach Noel Marcaida’s men, who have racked up four wins in a row and could pick up a fifth win when they meet Ilocos again at home on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Over at Biñan Football Stadium, Stallion finally scored its first win of the season after turning back struggling JPV Marikina, 2-0.A brace from Jess Melliza propelled Stallion to seven points from 12 matches for sixth spot, leapfrogging past Davao Aguilas. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketscenter_img Perpetual nips Mapua MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ghanaian striker Jordan Mintah fired his first career hat trick in the Philippines Football League to carry Kaya FC Makati past Ilocos United, 5-2, on Wednesday night even as Stallion Laguna secured a breakthrough victory to move up to sixth spot.Mintah headed in two goals after a clinical finish in the first 10 minutes opened the scoring for Kaya, which zoomed to top spot ahead of FC Meralco Manila on goal difference.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Security guard chopped to death during attempted robbery

first_imgA security guard, attached to the Best Buy Hardware Store, Bladen Hall, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was killed after challenging two men who invaded his workplace while he was on duty.Dead is Sattaur Kaderr, 53, of Foulis, ECD. He was chopped about his body by two men in what is believed to have been an attempted robbery.According to reports, around 22:45h on Wednesday, Kaderr attempted to confront two men who had entered the business place’s compound from the rear and it was during this confrontation that the perpetrators dealt several chops about the security guard’s body with cutlasses before fleeing the scene.Kaderr was subsequently rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The deceased man’s son indicated that his uncle telephoned informing him and their family of the tragedy that had befallen his father.It was highlighted that Kaderr had only been employed at the entity for one year prior to his death. He leaves to mourn his wife, three children and other relatives.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum on Thursday said that investigations were still ongoing. However, several persons were taken in for questioning – two of whom remain suspects.last_img read more