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In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgtake early leadDefending champions Passagefort United signalled from early that they will be the team to beat in this year’s South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League, which is sponsored by Member of Parliament Colin Fagan, after they copped their second win in as many games last Sunday. Passagefort moved to eight points as they got by a spirited Garveymeade 250-243.In other games, Westmeade Rising Stars stopped Waterford 250-233, and Cumberland defeated pointless Portsmouth 250-200.Tomorrow’s games: Ken’s Wildflower vs Garveymeade, Portsmouth vs Westmeade Rising Stars, and Waterford vs Passagefort United.Church football clash in semisDefending champions Edgewater FC will take on East Portmore Portals in the opening semi-final game of a double-header, in the Pines Imaging Centre-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Football League at Cedar Grove playing field at 1 p.m. In the second semi-final, Portmore United take on Cedar Grove at 3 p.m.Meanwhile, Portmore had to dig deep last Saturday to secure their semi-final spot, as they clipped Daytona 2-1 in their finalpreliminary-round game.Passagefort semi-finalsThe semi-finals of the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) Church Football League will be played today at Passagefort playing field. Hope & Mercy Ministries play Fair View in one semi-final, while defending champions 65 Waltham Park New Testament Church of God will take on Power of Faith Ministries in the second semi-final.In their final preliminary-round game, Hope & Mercy stunned Faith Temple Pentecostal3-0 through goals from Jason Williams (37th, 65th) and Jemarc Graham (71st).PFM ‘A’, Equator, In Your Neighbourhoodcenter_img Edgewater, Portals face off in finalPower of Faith Ministries ‘A’ take on Equator Faith Mission in the final of the PFM Church Netball League at the PFM Sports Complex today, beginning at 2:15 p.m. In the play-off for third place, PFM ‘B’ play Faith Temple New Testament at 1:30 p.m.In semi-final games played recently, PFM ‘A’ beat PFM ‘B’ 29-22. Debbie-Ann Coghiel, 15 goals from 18 attempts, and Melonie Bailey, 14/18 attempts, scored for PFM ‘A’. Sophie March scored all of PFM ‘B’ goals from 32 attempts. Equator Faith Mission defeated Faith Temple New Testament 22-17. Equator’s Nickeisha Duncan’s 20 goals from 25 attempts led her team, while shooting for Faith Temple was Lorraine Miller, with 12/19.last_img read more

Rozier’s dunk caps Celtics’ rally past Pacers

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson UP NEXTCeltics: Host Miami on WednesdayPacers: Visit Atlanta on WednesdaySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Moreland remains with Red Sox, agrees to $13M, 2-year deal The Pacers cut the deficit to single digits in the third quarter and rallied late in the fourth.Darren Collison finished with 15 points and Domantas Sabonis scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds.“It’s a tough loss. It’s a tough, tough loss,” Oladipo said. “We’ve got to have a better start. It was just a crazy game. We dug ourselves the deepest hole you can imagine and again, fought our way back like clockwork, but we come up short again. We gave ourselves a chance and we competed with the best team in the Eastern Conference. We just have to continue to get better.”TIP-INSCeltics: Boston has won five straight against Indiana. … The Celtics have won four straight on the road against Indiana. … Boston’s 38 first-quarter points were the most points Indiana has allowed in that period this season.Pacers: The Celtics’ 18-point lead in the first quarter was Indiana’s largest first-quarter deficit this season. … Oladipo has scored 20 or more points in 22 of Indiana’s 30 gamesHOT SHOTSThe Celtics topped their season-best for 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 61 percent on 16 of 26 from beyond the arc. The Celtics finished the game shooting 55 percent from the floor on 44 of 79. The Celtics were only three field goals made away from tying their season high for most baskets made in a game.COUNT ON KYRIEIrving scored eight points during the final 1:37. Irving hit a step-back jump shot to give Boston a two-point lead with 1:37, a 3-pointer to pull within two points with 27 seconds remaining, and a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to pull within one. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Irving scored 30 points for Boston, which trailed 107-102 after Oladipo’s basket with 31 seconds remaining. Irving made a pair of 3-pointers in the final 30 seconds to keep the Celtics within striking distance.“That was one hell of a game to be a part of,” Irving said.Al Horford had 14 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Celtics. Jayson Tatum added 16 points and Smart had 15.Oladipo scored 12 of his 38 points in the final two minutes. With less than a minute remaining, Oladipo hit a 3-pointer that gave Indiana its first lead of the game and a layup that stretched the Pacers’ lead to 107-102 with 31 seconds left.Boston began the game with a dominant first quarter, making its first 10 shot attempts, jumping out to a 12-0 lead. The Celtics led by as many as 18 points in the first quarter and went into halftime leading 62-47.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Instead, they got the steal they needed.Terry Rozier turned it into a go-ahead dunk with 1.5 seconds remaining that gave the Celtics a 112-111 victory over Indiana on Monday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFollowing an inbound pass with nine seconds left, Boston was attempting to trap Indiana’s Bojan Bogdanovic along the sideline. With 4.3 seconds left, Bogdanovic, who would have almost certainly been fouled had he simply held onto the ball, threw a high pass intended for Victor Oladipo near midcourt but Rozier intercepted it and had an open court to his game-winning slam.“Kyrie (Irving) and Marcus (Smart) had the first trap and Marcus was trying to yell to the referee, ‘I’m fouling, I’m fouling!’ but they didn’t call it. Then they threw the ball to Bogdanovic and he made the pass and I was able to get my hand on it,” Rozier said. “As soon as I stole the ball I took a look at the clock and saw there were four seconds and I knew I had time.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Boston Celtics’ Terry Rozier (12) and Marcus Smart (36) celebrate as Indiana Pacers’ Bojan Bogdanovic (44) watches after Boston defeated Indiana, 112-111, in an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — Boston’s plan was simple: Foul quickly and send the Pacers to the free throw line.But trailing by one with seconds ticking away, the Celtics didn’t get the whistle they wanted.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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LeBron James progressing from groin injury, update expected next week

first_imgMOST READ A Lakers medical update on Thursday said James was recovering and had been cleared to step up his training.“LeBron James was evaluated by team medical staff and physicians today,” the Lakers said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The healing of James’ groin injury is progressing and James has been cleared to increase on-court functional basketball movements.”The statement said a further update on James’ condition would be issued on January 16, meaning the NBA superstar is likely to miss three more games for the Lakers. Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say PLAY LIST 03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img The Lakers have lost five out of eight games since James’ injury and are currently eighth in the Western Conference standings with a 23-19 record.rcw/bbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next (FILES) In this file photo taken on December 17, 2018 LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at the Barclays Center in New York City. – (Photo by AL BELLO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)LeBron James faces at least another week on the sidelines as he continues his rehabilitation from a groin injury, the Los Angeles Lakers said on Thursday.James has not played since limping out of the Lakers’ victory over the Golden State Warriors on December 25.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo lead NBA All-Star fan voting Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

LGC resolving complaints received – Chairman

first_imgLocal democratic organs…confirmed says commission is not cash-strappedProtests last year against City Hall officialsThe Local Government Commission (LGC) has been addressing various concerns raised by Local Authority Areas (LAA). This is according to its chairman, Mortimer Mingo, who also said the constitutional body is not cash-strapped.Mingo says he is unaware of any negative impact on the commission’s functioning when it comes to finances. He noted that the LGC is presently recruiting personnel in a bid to fill its vacancies.“We are in fact carrying out our functions as set out under the Act. What we are presently in the process of (is advertising) for staff. We have shortlisted, and we are beginning the process of recruitment,” Mingo related.He stressed that the LGC deals with a number of different issues besides investigating complaints from various local democratic organs. He went on to outline some of these complaints.“We have much wider responsibilities: the various appointments of staff, (and) transfers, among other things. We have been dealing quite a lot with the whole question of filling of vacancies in the various Local democratic organs. We have been able, wherever complaints have been made to the commission — given our limited resources at this present time — we have been addressing these as far as practicable.”LGC Chairman Mortimer Mingo“We are still looking at these issues,” he continued. “We have been looking at issues in Rose Hall and a number of these NDC. We have received complaints against overseers; we have received complaints as relates (to) the relationship between the councils and their administration, and we have been resolving those issues,” Mingo explained.CasesThere are, in the local government systems, a number of controversies that have been in the public domain for some time. One such issue includes previous reports that, in some local authority areas, officials are being appointed without any vacancy being advertised. In addition, there have been reports that young, qualified applicants are being overlooked in favour of others.The case last year of the sexual abuse of a minor in the Georgetown Mayor and City Council’s custody and the subsequent bungled handling of the matter, including the failure of City Hall officials to immediately report the matter to the Police, was anticipated to attract the attention of the body.Concerned persons had last year staged several protests in front of City Hall for the removal of Town Clerk Royston King and Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green from their respective posts, and for them to be arrested. The guard accused of molesting the minor was subsequently charged, while another guard who initially reported the matter to his superiors was dismissed.The commission is charged with, among other things, control over who gets appointed as officials in the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils and other local authorities. In addition, it would have to approve budgets for the NDCs.By law, the commission is to be made up of eight members, who are to include four nominated from the Government, one from the unions, and three from the Leader of the Opposition.The Commission’s members are: Mortimer Mingo, Clement Corlette, Marlon Williams, Jo-Ann Romascindo, Andrew Garnett, former Local Government Ministers Norman Whittaker and Clinton Collymore, and former Georgetown Town Clerk Carol Sooba.last_img read more

Taxi driver remanded for stealing woman’s underwear, phone, cash

first_imgA taxi driver, who is accused of breaking and entering a woman’s home and stealing a pair of her underwear, along with a cellphone and cash on Monday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Yudhister Samjawan, of Lot 158 Third Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown, appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus where he denied the charge.The charge stated that on October 4, 2019, at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, the 26-year-old broke into the dwelling house of Yanti Stephens and stole one phone valued $35,000, a pair of female underwear valued $400 and $50,000, property of Yanti Stephens.Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss told the court that on October 4, the woman was awoken by a noise and as such, she got out of her bed to investigate when she found Samjawan crawling on her floor.The court heard that the terrified woman raised an alarm and the man fled and hid in a nearby trench.According to the prosecutor, the police were called and during a search of the area, they found Samjawan hiding in a trench alongside the street.A search was then carried out on his person and Stephens’ underwear was found in his left side pocket. He was subsequently arrested and the charge was instituted.The prosecutor contended that the defendant should not be granted bail, since he was positively identified by the VC.The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, sentenced the defendant to six months of community service at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. He was also instructed to take six weeks of counselling.last_img read more

Leipheimer goes wire-to-wire

first_imgLONG BEACH – Levi Leipheimer was going to win the second Amgen Tour of California unless he crashed during the seventh and final stage, a 77.5-mile jaunt consisting of 10circuit laps through shoreline streets on a partly cloudy Sunday afternoon. Leipheimer was protected by his Team Discovery Channel teammates, as they hung back in the peloton most of the stage. But the sprint leaders were eventually caught by the pack, and that was all that was needed for Leipheimer to emerge with the overall championship. Although he again temporarily lost the virtual lead during the stage, Leipheimer held the yellow leader jersey during the entire eight-day tour, beginning with the prologue in San Francisco. Leipheimer, of Santa Rosa, finished with an overall time of 24 hours, 57 minutes and 24seconds over the 639.5-mile course. Germany’s Jens Voigt, of Team Computer Sciences Corporation, was second. He finished 21 seconds behind Leipheimer.Jason McCartney of the U.S. was third, 54 seconds back. Leipheimer won the 2006 Dauphine Libere, an eight-stage event in France used as a warm- up to the Tour de France, one of the three Grand Tours in the sport of road cycling. Leipheimer talked about Team Discovery Channel’s plan of attack heading into Sunday. “We wanted to come out and be aggressive,” said Leipheimer, who entered the day with a 21-second lead. “It wasn’t going to be a parade lap around the circuit today. We counted on the other teams wanting to win the stage and we saw that there were a number of teams that came in front. “We just tried to keep the gap close so that it was manageable.” At one point, a small group of leaders was as much as 2:30ahead of the peloton that included every member of Team Discovery Channel, which was missing George Hincapie. He broke his left arm in a crash with teammate Tony Cruz during Saturday’s sixth stage from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita. Cruz finished 45th Sunday and 103rd overall, 31 minutes and 48 seconds behind Leipheimer. Voigt did not attend the post-race news conference because he had to catch a flight back home. But McCartney echoed Leipheimer’s sentiments regarding the competitive nature of the eight-day event. “From start to finish Levi held the lead, but there was a lot of sweat on the road, and a bit of blood,” said McCartney, of Coralville, Iowa. As for Sunday’s stage winner, Dominguez described the wild finish in front of thousands of screaming fans. “With four laps to go, I came to (the back of) Brown’s wheel,” Dominguez said of second-place finisher Graeme Brown of Australia and Team Rabobank. “I knew he wanted to win. So I stayed there. The crowd was huge. The one in New York was huge, but I live here in L.A., so for me this one was really huge.” Dominguez, a native of Havana, Cuba, was speaking of the New York City Cycling Championships, which he won in 2002. CSC finished with the best overall team performance. With a combined time of 74 hours, 54minutes, 41 seconds, it was 2:19 better than Team Discovery Channel. “We are happy to win the team classification,” CSC team member Bobby Julich said. “We always want to be the No. 1 team in the world.” Julich, 35, is from Corpus Christi, Texas. He was fourth overall, 1:06 behind Leipheimer. Three of the top four overall finishers were from the U.S. robert.morales@ presstelegram.com (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Ivan Dominguez, who resides in Agoura Hills, and Team Toyota United won Sunday’s stage as he zoomed past a heavy cluster of riders, crossing the finish line in two hours, 39 minutes and 28seconds. A total of 99riders crossed the finish almost simultaneously and all were credited with the same time. “This year’s race was extremely competitive,” said Leipheimer, who has three top-10 Tour de France finishes. “CSC and the other teams really put a lot of pressure on us and without that level of competition, this victory would not be as satisfying. “It is really one of my most satisfying victories. We really had to fight hard. I don’t know of any other team that could have done it except for Team Discovery Channel.” Leipheimer, 33, wouldn’t go so far as to say this was the best win of his career, but he came close. “It was maybe my most satisfying,” he said. “But to be fair to the Dauphine Libere last year, that is a race with a lot of history. A lot of great champions have won it before. I don’t know if I can call this my biggest victory. But I’ll tell you what, I have a wall at home with some jerseys on it. And this is definitely going to go on that wall.” last_img read more

SINN FÉIN PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION IS A 40-PAGE FAIRYTALE FULL OF CONTRADICTIONS – MCHUGH

first_imgFine Gael TD for Donegal North East, Joe McHugh TD, has said that Sinn Féin’s pre-budget submission is a “fairytale” based on two fundamental principles which contradict each other.“Sinn Féin’s pre-budget submission is a 40-page fairytale based on two central planks that cancel each other out,” said Deputy McHugh today.“The submission includes a major job creation plan to be funded to the tune of €1.7bn by the European Investment Bank. Separately, the Sinn Féin plan proposes that the Irish State should not pay out on Anglo Irish Bank promissory notes.” He said the EU/IMF/ECB troika has made it clear that Ireland must meet legacy Ango Irish Bank obligations if the State wishes to continue with the bailout programme. The European Investment Bank is the European Union’s Bank, and its credit will not be available to Ireland if there is a default on the promissory notes, he argued.“So this Sinn Féin document contradicts itself from the very beginning. It contains long passages setting out the Party’s opposition to austerity in the Republic of Ireland. Yet the Sinn Féin leadership in Stormont sanctioned the closure of the A&E unit at Belfast City Hospital earlier this month,” said McHugh.“The document proposes that €5.1bn of the National Pension Reserve Fund should be used for investment; today there is just €5.3bn in the Fund. This is more flip-flopping from Sinn Féin on the Pension Fund; if the Party had its way in the February 2011 general election the NPRF would be almost gone by now; its general election manifesto last February proposed using the NPRF to run the State for the remainder of 2011.“Fine Gael TDs are working hard with our Party’s representatives in Government to ensure that Budget 2012 will be a responsible and fair investment in the future of Irish citizens. This Sinn Féin proposal is a distraction that highlights the Party’s make-believe economic policy, and the hypocrisy of its separate approaches to economic problems in Northern Ireland and the Republic.” SINN FÉIN PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION IS A 40-PAGE FAIRYTALE FULL OF CONTRADICTIONS – MCHUGH was last modified: November 15th, 2011 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:budget submissiondeputy joe mchughFine GaelSinn Feinlast_img read more

DONEGAL YOUNG CARERS WEEK IS LAUNCHED

first_imgDonegal Young Carers Awareness week is up and running following their launch this morning in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of Young Carers in Donegal and to highlight the support service now in place.As part of the week there will be sessions in schools and youth clubs across the county, as well as a seminar for professionals in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday co-ordinated by the Donegal Children & Young People Services Committee Young Carers Implementation group. Youth workers from Donegal Youth Service and young people from the Donegal Youth Council will be in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre throughout the week also to talk to people and inform them about the new support available to Young Carers in the county.The Young Carers Donegal group is an activity and support group for young carers aged 12 to 24. The group provides someone to talk to and the chance to make new friends. Through the Young Carers Group young people can find out about other young carers who feel just like you do, and get the chance to spend time out from caring taking part in fun activities.Being a young carer means helping a member of their family with things they can’t manage, like washing and dressing, cleaning, shopping and cooking. It can mean looking after money and paying bills, giving medicine at the right time and making sure the person they care for is OK. Sometimes young carers may need to listen or be on hand to help if the person they look after feels unwell or has problems with their emotions. A young carer may help look after a sibling, a parent or someone in the wider family. The relative may have physical, mental or alcohol/drug issues.Am I a Young Carer? Do you need to stay at home a lot in case they are needed?Are you there for someone who needs emotional support because they are down or depressed?Do you need to be on hand to help someone with personal care like washing, toileting or getting dressed?Do you help out by running errands like shopping or do they need to do cleaning or cooking because someone can’t manage?Are you looking after brothers and sisters because someone is unwell or needs support? Do you interpret for your family due to a hearing or speech impairment or because English is not the family’s first language.If the answer is “YES” to any of the questions, then you can access the free help and support offered by the Young Carers Group. Please contact Donegal Youth Service on 074-9129630 for further information.DONEGAL YOUNG CARERS WEEK IS LAUNCHED was last modified: April 18th, 2016 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:Carersdonegallast_img read more

INISHOWEN LEAGUE – ALL THE GOALS, GAMES AND REPORTS

first_imgINISHOWEN LEAGUE www.inishowenfl.ieDonegal Signs Reserve League Shield Semi Finals Reports 24/02/2013 QPS Res 0-2 Aileach ResAfter an even opening the visitors broke the deadlock on 7 minutes when Gavin Gallagher in the home goal parried a Stephen O Donnell corner allowing James Wallace to bundle the ball home from close range.The point responded positively and dominated the next period of the game.A quick free by Paul Hegarty released Aiden Lynch who played a one two with Dean Hegarty but fired wide.Stephen King then rose unchallenged at the back post to head a John McCloskey cross wide before McCloskey headed Paul Hegarty’s corner just over the top.Aileach replied on 21 minutes with O’Donnell’s free kick well held by Gallagher in the home goal.Midway through the half King advanced on the right and saw his super cross taken off the head of McCloskey by the alert McGeady.Aileach responded with another free from O’ Donnell saved by Gallagher.The point ended the half strongly with Paul Hegarty’s driven free kick well saved low to his right by McGeady before the keeper advanced to smother at the feet of Lynch as he raced onto a Dean Hegarty through ball.The point opened strongly with Lynch seeing his effort smothered by McGeady before Stephen Grant dispossessed a defender and raced into the area but saw his effort held by McGeady.On 63 minutes Sean McIvor’s looping effort was clawed away by McGeady before Lynch fired over from a good position. The home side then had a gilt edged chance after Paul Hegarty’s free was flicked on by McIvor to Dean Hegarty but he fired wide from eight yards.They continued to press and on 72 minutes McCloskeys cross found Paul Hegarty who headed agonisingly wide from ten yards.Paul Hegarty then rattled the crossbar with a fine thirty yards effort before in a quick break Liam Burke broke clear but saw his effort saved at the expense of a corner by Gallagher.The point threw caution to the wind and when Paul Hegarty picked out McIvor with a fine crossfield ball his cross was met by Lynch whose powerful header also crashed back off the bar.In the last minute a quick clearance by McGeady sent Ciaran Criag clear and he converted the rebound after his initial effort was parried by Gallagher to put a gloss on the scoreline that did not reflect the pattern of the game.Rasheney Res 1-5 Glengad Res Glengad got off to a dream start when they opened the scoring on 5 minutes when a long ball fro Conor Farren was not cleared by the home defence and ran all the way past Sean Friel in the home goal.Rasheney hit back on 14 minutes when John Doherty fed Brian Doherty but after his effort was blocked by Stephen McLaughlin in the visitors defence the rebound fell to Kevin Noone who fired wide.Glengad increased their lead on 21 minutes after Christopher McLaughlin collected a crossfield pass and hammered a powerful half volley from twenty five yards past Friel.Niall McLaughlin then had a shot blocked by Rasheney’s Sean Doherty before play switched to the other end where Gary Doherty had a long range effort saved by Michael McLaughlin. Glengad made it three nil on 36 minutes when top scorer Gary Kelly pounced on a defensive error to drill the ball home from ten yards.They as good as sealed the tie before the break when a deep cross from Farren found Christopher McLaughlin who slotted home at the back post. Glengad almost increased their lead on the restart but Friel in the home goal made a superb save to deny Kelly.Rasheney upped the tempo and pressed the visitors back for a period with John Doherty’s mazy run ending with an attempted lob which landed on top of the net.They got a goal back on 79 minutes when Ryan Doherty’s well flighted corner eluded all and landed in the net.But Glengad hit back and when Kelly rounded keeper Friel he was upended but Stephen McLaughlin’s spot kick was brilliantly saved by Friel diving to his right. In the last minute Rasheney forced a corner and with all players forward Glengad cleared the ball to Niall McLaughlin who walked the ball half the length of the pitch before sliding to the unguarded net to set up a final appearance in a few weeks time with Aileach Res.Ulster Junior Cup Reports 24/02/2013Monaghan Town 1-2 Moville CelticMoville advanced to the semi final with an excellent win over a Monaghan Town side who had defeated Aileach in the previous round.Moville had a great chance in the opening minute when Shane Canning’s through ball found Nigel McMonagle on the run but his effort was blocked by the legs of Ballantine in the home goal. Monaghan replied with Sean McCruddens twenty five yards free well held under pressure by Sean McGuinness.The home side missed a sitter then when Paul Smith collected a poor clearance but totally miskicked when well placed.Moville hit back then with Tony Boyce and Shaun Doherty combining but the formers cross found McMonagle who was muscled out of possession.Moville opened the scoring on 26 minutes when McMonagle collected a superb cross field pass from Doherty and played a neat one two with Joe Doherty before seeing his effort deflected past Ballantine. Graeme Doherty then released Joe Doherty but with time and space he miscontrolled and the chance was lost.Monaghan went close just before the break after Tony Toal crossed to McRudden but he blazed wide when in a good position.On the restart the home side threatened first when poor defending allowed Conor Callen a sight of goal but McGuinness saved well.Moville lifted the pace and doubled their lead when McMonagle controlled the ball and beat two defenders before lifting his shot over Ballantine and Raymond Campbell followed up to make sure.McMonagle then fired two good chances off target on 69 and 75 minutes when well placed.A minute later the home side reduced the deficit when after Moville failed to clear a corner substitute Shane Hannon volleyed superbly to the net from eight yards.Monaghan pressed hard and had one really good chance when Callen crossed to Paul Smith but he volleyed over.Carn FC 3-0 Curragh Athletic The home side dominated the early exchanges with Michael Byrne firing a free kick narrowly wide before Declan McGonagle was unlucky to see a header crash off the bar.They broke the deadlock on 18 minutes after a Matthew Byrne free found Gerard McEleney who powered a header to the top corner from twelve yards past Roy Duffy.Midway through the half Michael Byrne saw another free well saved by Duffy.Curragh pressed then before the interval when a Paddy Collins cross was headed out to Marcus Oliver but from twenty five yards he fired over. Collins then won possession and fed Oliver but from inside the area he drilled his effort wide.carn increased their advantage within minutes of the restart when Michael Byrne released Daniel Mclaughlin and he ran into the area to round Duffy and slot home.Curragh then spurned a golden chance to get back into the game after a Ryan Carlin cross found the unmarked Colin McGinn who headed wide.Carn upped the tempo then with Michael Byrne firing a free kick just over before the same player got on the end of a Brenan Tabb scissors kick to head home from ten yards.In the final minute they could have added another when McGonagle broke and crossed for Tabb but he headed over when well placed.Jackie Crossan Premier Division Reports 24/02/2013Culdaff FC 2-3 Glengad UnitedIf Glengad go on to win their first league title they will look back on this game as the game they got out of jail as with the game heading for a two all draw they were awarded a hotly contested penalty in injury time. Glengad started the game on top and were awarded a penalty after only five minutes when Patrick McDermott was upended in the area.McDermott picked himself up but his kick lacked conviction and Darragh Mclaughlin made a fine save low to his right.They did take the lead on 9 minutes when good approach play saw Stephen Mclaughlin advance along the end line and roll the ball across goal for John McDaid to slot home.Mcdaid then found space and unleashed a twenty five yards effort which McLaughlin turned around the post at full stretch.Culdaff came into the game then with a powerful Brendan Mclaughlin volley from twenty five yards turned round the post at full stretch by Martin McLaughlin.Minutes later they levelled when Culdaffs Mclaughlin fired s superb free over the wall and into the bottom right hand corner.But Glengad restored their lead on 22 minutes after Terence Doherty fed Stephen McLaughlin whose deep cross was headed back across keeper Mclaughlin by John G McLaughlin.Again Culdaff responded with good control by Eugene McLaughlin seeing him turn and shoot but McLaughlin saved well.The home side got back on terms on 31 minutes when Conor O Brien collected a loose ball and unleashed a powerful twenty five yards effort which squeezed under keeper McLaughlin and over the line.John McDaid then for the visitors had a shot well held by Mclaughlin before at the other end O Brien and Brendan Mclaughlin combined for the latters effort to be blocked by Shane Doherty.On 37 minutes Glengad almost regained the lead when another deep cross from the right by John G McDermott found JG McLaughlin and his effort deflected off the head of a defender and onto the post.Charlie Byrne then found spce and unleashed a twenty yards shot which whistled just over the angle of post and bar.On the stroke of half time the home side went close after O’Brien lifted the ball over a defender and raced into the left hand side of the area before seeing his shot drift just past the far post.The second period was a much tighter affair with the home side going close when Patrick McGrenaghan’s cross shot was tipped over by Mclaughlin.At the other end Glengad spurned a good chance when McDermott’s deep free from the right found the inrushing JG McLaughlin who somehow headed wide.Culdaff responded and on 66 minutes JJ Doherty broke on the right and his superb cross was punched clear by keeper Mclaughlin as Niall Gordon lurked with menace. In the last five minutes Culdaff retreated deeper and deeper with Glengad peppering the box with balls from all angles but Dermot Diver and Brian McGonigle mopped everything up. Then in injury time Stephen Mclaughlin was adjudged to have been hauled down and despite lengthy protests Patrick McDermott kept his nerve to drill home the spot kick.Culdaff had time to force a corner and JJ Doherty at full stretch headed over to bring the curtain down on a well contested local derby.Strand Hotel First Division Reports 24/02/2013Carrowmena FC 2-1 Gleneely ColtsIn the 10th minute Kevin McDermott fed JP McDermott and his looping effort was well gathered by Jason McElhinney. Minutes later Eamon Doherty found Finbar McCallion on the right and he released Gerard Gill to cut in and curl a shot which just eluded the inrushing Doherty and sailed wide.Gleneely replied on 28 minutes when Danny Mclaughlin fed JP Lafferty who in turn released Drew Crumlish but he fired over from the edge of the area. The home side spurned a great chance when the unmarked Conor O Doherty headed into the arms of McElhinney with the goal gaping. Gleneely started the second period well and on 56 minutes Eddie McNamee fed Ronan Kearney who turned a defender and released Lafferty on the left and he crossed for Crumlish who saw his effort crash off the bar.From the long kick out Gerard Gill latched onto the ball and lobbed the advancing McElhinney from twenty five yards.The colts upped the tempo and equalised when Crumlish headed on for Lafferty who fired over Michael Noone to the roof of the net from the edge of the area.The colts spurned another good chance on 79 minutes after McLaughlin ‘s ball over the top found Lafferty whose effort was brilliantly parried by Noone. Carrowmena replied with Gill beating the offside trap and seeing his well hit shot saved by McElhinney before substitutes Mark McGonigle and Samuel Bredin combined with McGonigle’s deep cross slotted home at the back post by Bredin.Moville Celtic Res 1-2 Dunree UnitedThis was a crucial win for the visitors and they achieved it the hard way coming from a goal down.The home side had a clear chance on 8 minutes when Christy McGeoghaghan fed Ryan Killen who delayed allowing keeper David Eccles to smother.They took the lead on 22 minutes after a superb through ball from James Gillen sent Sean Downey clear and he lifted the ball over the advancing Eccles to score.They continued to press and Gillen then fed Conor Lafferty inside the area but he dragged his effort wide of the post.Dunree came ore into the game then and got back on terms on 40 minutes when an inswinging Philip McGuinness corner was headed home at the near post by James Doherty.On the stroke of half time a corner from the opposite side also inswinging found the unmarked Neil J McCarron to herad home at the back post.Moville started the second half well exerting pressure without creating any clear chance.Dunree were also very dangerous on the break and on 58 minutes McGuinness saw his superb strike from thrity yards tipped over by Shane Skelly.The home side upped the tempo in the final quarter and Lafferty was unlucky to see his effort from distance crash off the bar with Eccles beaten.On the stroke of full time they forced a corner and Darryl Doherty poked the ball wide following a scramble.Greencastle FC 1-3 QPSThe visitors got a dream start when after a corner the ball broke to Adam Harkin to drill low past Seamus Bovaird from close range with the home defence appealing for handball.Greencastle replied and Jack Keys saw his free kick blocked by Stephen McCarron.Midway through the half McCarron then pounced on a defensive error to cross for Raymond Buchanan to drill the ball home and double their lead.The home side again tried to respond and when James Henry released Brian Kone his effort was deflected behind.The point increased their lead to three then before the interval when an Oisin McCool cross from the left was misjudged by Bovaird allowing McCarron to slot home .In a brisk opening to the second half Michael Barr headed a Conor Barrow corner over the top while at the other end Charlie Gill made a timely intervention to deny McCarron.The points Buchanan then fed McCool but he fired wide before Greencastle reduced the deficit on 66 minutes when Henry fed Barrow who turned and curled a superb left footed effort to the top corner.The point responded then with Buchanan seeing his half volley dip over while Buchanan was denied by an excellent save from Bovaird.Substitute Tony McClenaghan then broke onm the right for the home side and fed the ball inside to Sean McQuillan but he failed to hit the target from the edge of the area. In the final action Odhran McColgan for the point broke clear of the home defence but saw his shot well saved.Buncrana Hearts Res 2-1 Rasheney FCNot for the first time this season Buncrana have thrown a spanner in the works of one of the promotion teams.Rasheney started the game well with John McLaughlin seeing an early shot well saved by Eoin O Doherty in the home goal. Buncrana replied with Declan Fullerton seeing a shot blocked by the defensive wall before a Gerard Boyle shot cannoned off Conor Burke to Fullerton who blazed over.Fullerton and Boyle then combined but the latter failed to hit the target before on the stroke of half time a scramble in the Buncrana penalty area saw Declan O Donnell clear off the line.Buncrana made a dream start to the second period when in the opening minute Peter Gallagher crossed from the left for the unmarked Boyle to slot past Noone.Rasheny upped the tempo and restored parity on 62 minutes when Denis Hegarty headed home from a corner.They spurned a great chance then after Christy Ivers broke clear but blazed over the bar.Buncrana made them pay for this missed opportunity when Johnny Eccles crossed for the ageless Alan Friel to slot home from close range.Rasheny pressed hard for the closing minutes but could not salvage a point.Inishowen Engineering Reserve First Division Reports 24/02/2013Greencastle Res 0-3 Cockhill ColtsAfter an even opening period in good conditions the home sides Ronan Doherty ran onto a Cathal Kelly pass before rounding a defender and seeing his effort saved by Liam Lynch.Cockhill responded minutes later and broke the deadlock when after a corner the ball broke to Gary Breslin who looped an overhead kick just under the bar past Seamus Bovaird from fourteen yards.Greencastl replied midway through the half when Ronan Doherty beat two defenders on the right and crossed for the inrushing Kevin McLaughlin to fire just over from the edge of the area.The visiots then made it two nil before the interval when Bernard Gubbins advanced on the left and crossed for Breslin to nip in and flick the ball home from close range.The home side had the opening chance of the second period after Doherty’s corner was headed goalward by Ciaran Moore but Lynch gathered well.At the other end Kevin McDaid’s twenty five yards effort was well saved by Bovaird.On the hour mark the colts sealed the points when Breslin completed his hat trick after Liam Kelly had headed a corner off the line to Breslin who fired another overhead kick to the roof of the net.Greencastle did not lie down and LiamKelly fed brother Cathal to turn and shoot just wide before substitute Jamie McCormick released Doherty to cross for Cathal Kelly but his effort was saved by Lynch.On the break Cockhill almost added another when a Marty McDermott effort crashed back off the post to Breslin who somehow fired wide. In the latter stages McCormick, Noore and Cathal Kelly all had long range efforts which failed to trouble Lynch.Rasheney ROVERS 3-2 Redcastle ResIn one of the shocks of the season Rasheneys third team threw their reserves a lifeline with this first defeat of the season on Redcastle. They took the lead in the 8th minute when an Anthony McEleney corner was headed home at the back post by Fergal Doherty.There was little in it then until the 34th minute when another corner from McEleney found Mark Gilmore and he headed home from close range.Redcastle upped the tempo and reduced the deficit before the break when Greg Breslin advanced and superbly lobbed home keeper Declan Grant from twenty five yards. Redcastle started the second period in the ascendancy and their pressure told on 64 minutes when they equalised with Aiden Cunningham converting low to the corner from fourteen yards after the home defence failed to clear.Play swung from end to end with chances for both.For the home side Eoin Sweeney fired over while Ryan Doherty shot wide after both being in good positions. At the other end both Breslin and Cunningham had efforts saved by Grant.With the game heading for a draw Sweeney was upended in the area and Fergal Doherty calmly converted the penalty to clinch the points.Moville Youths 8-3 Illies ResIllies had a great chance in the opening minutes after Charlie McLaughlin burst through the home defence but fired wide with only Lee McElroy in the home goal to beat.Moville replied and took the lead on 5 minutes after Oran McDermott fed namesake Kevin and he lobbed Graham Doherty from the edge of the area.When the Illies defence failed to clear a corner Colin Doherty poked home from close range before the same player beat two men before shooting high past Doherty to make it three nil.Illies replied and Liam Doherty had a half chance but failed to hit the target when well placed.When Derek McGeoghaghn was upended in the area Oran McDermott calmly slotted the spot kick to the bottom corner to make it four nil before Colin Doherty completed his hat trick when Kevin McDermott unselfishly squared the ball across for a tap in.The home side made it six nil before the break after Danny Harkin sped past two defenders and played a neat one two with Kevin McDermott to fire home from close range.They increased their lead after the break when McGeoghaghan beat two defenders on the edge of the area before slotting low past Doherty.Illies rallied and got a goal back when Gerard McDaid advanced from midfield to unleash a powerful effort to the top corner.But Moville showed no mercy and scored their eighth when Kevin McDermott converted a penalty awarded after Colin Doherty had been upended.A poor clearance by the home defence allowed Liam Doherty to score with a looping effort over McElroy before in the closing minutes the same player pounced on a loose ball to drive home from ten yards and complete the scoring.* All reports courtesy of the Inishowen League.INISHOWEN LEAGUE – ALL THE GOALS, GAMES AND REPORTS was last modified: February 25th, 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:Inishowen LeaguereportsResultslast_img read more

Wal-Mart lawyers to appeal jury’s $172 million judgment

first_imgOAKLAND – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to appeal a $172 million judgment awarded to thousands of employees who claimed they were illegally denied lunch breaks. A jury on Thursday found the world’s largest retailer violated a 2001 state law that requires employers to give 30-minute, unpaid lunch breaks to employees who work at least six hours. The verdict came after nearly three days of deliberations and four months of testimony. In a statement, Wal-Mart said it would appeal. The class-action lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court is one of about 40 nationwide alleging workplace violations by Wal-Mart, and the first to go to trial. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “We absolutely disagree with their findings,” company attorney Neal Manne said. Manne claimed the state law in question could only be enforced by California regulators, not by workers in a courtroom. He conceded that Wal-Mart made mistakes in not always allowing for lunch breaks when the 2001 law took affect, but said the company is “100 percent” in compliance now. The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer was ordered to pay $57 million in general damages and $115 million in punitive damages to about 116,000 current and former California employees. The company earned $10 billion last year. Attorney Fred Furth, who brought the case on behalf of the workers, said outside court that the jury “held Wal-Mart to account.” The company claimed that workers did not demand penalty wages on a timely basis. Under the law, the company must pay workers a full hour’s wages for every missed lunch. Wal-Mart also said it paid some employees their penalty pay and, in 2003, most workers agreed to waive their meal periods as the law allows. The company contended that the law does not allow for punitive damages because “the meal-period premiums in question are penalties, rather than wages,” it said in the statement. “In short, California law prohibits penalties on top of penalties.” The class-action lawsuit was filed by several former Wal-Mart employees in the San Francisco Bay area in 2001, but it took four years of legal wrangling to get to trial. The workers claimed they were owed more than $66 million plus interest, and sought damages to punish the company for alleged wrongdoing. The company settled a similar lawsuit in Colorado for $50 million. A federal lawsuit pending in San Francisco accuses Wal-Mart of paying men more than women. The verdict comes as the company wages an intense public-relations campaign to counter critics aiming to stop the retailer’s expansion and make it boost workers’ salaries and benefits. Paul Blank, campaign director for WakeUpWalMart.com, a union-affiliated advocacy group that believes Wal-Mart’s policies over wages, health benefits and other issues harm families and communities, said he was delighted by the verdict. “It is a sad day when Wal-Mart provides these so-called low prices by exploiting their workers and even the law,” Blank said. The company added lower-cost health insurance this year after an internal memo surfaced that showed 46 percent of Wal-Mart employees’ children were on Medicaid or uninsured.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