Arsenal, Man United in Sunday showdown

first_img INGS GETTING BETTER Securing victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach in the 90th minute on Wednesday could be the spark to get Manchester City’s season back on track after back-to-back Premier League losses. “We need to get back to the first five games of the Premier League, where we were more of a balanced team,” City goalkeeper Joe Hart said ahead of Saturday’s game against Newcastle. Danny Ings started the season on the periphery at Liverpool after his offseason move from relegated Burnley. Now he’s establishing himself as a regular, scoring two goals in the last three games, and has been called up by England. “He is someone we followed very closely,” England coach Roy Hodgson said of Ings, who is likely to partner Daniel Sturridge up front in the Merseyside derby against Everton on Sunday with Christian Benteke still nursing an injury. The pressure on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers eased after a 3-2 win over Aston Villa last weekend, but would ramp back up with a derby defeat. CHELSEA WOES LONDON (AP): For the first time in 110 weeks, Manchester United enter a Premier League game as the leaders. And a trip to Arsenal on Sunday is the perfect platform for Louis van Gaal’s side to justify – and fortify – its spot at the summit. United swept to five wins in their six September fixtures in all competitions and came from behind to edge Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Wednesday. “I do feel we are improving,” United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin said. “At the start of the season people were talking about good results and not very good performances. “In the last few weeks, I don’t hear this anymore. They don’t complain about the style of play or anything and that is because we have improved.” At Arsenal, though, it’s a familiar tale of early-season torment. Arsenal are only three points adrift of United in fourth place but two straight group-stage losses in the Champions League have left Arsene Wenger’s team in danger of missing out on the lucrative knockout phase. “When we play like we did (on Tuesday against Olympiakos), with that lack of concentration and discipline, then we have got no chance,” defender Per Mertesacker said. “(Sunday’s game) will be a good opportunity to come back to the Emirates and play our football with possession and dynamism.” CITY FIGHT BACK There was one piece of good news for Jose Mourinho this week: The Chelsea manager will not face any Football Association action over the comments he made to then-club doctor Eva Carneiro during a touchline incident in August. But independent FA director Heather Rabbatts yesterday denounced the governing body’s treatment of Carneiro as “seriously disappointing”, particularly over the apparent failure to interview any witness – including the doctor. On the field it’s been a bleak few days for Chelsea as well. After scraping a draw at Newcastle last weekend to slump eight points behind the leaders, Chelsea lost to FC Porto in the Champions League on Mourinho’s return to his former club. Tomorrow Chelsea host a Southampton side sitting a point higher in the league. Both games between them last season were 1-1 draws. “They will look to react after the loss against Porto in the Champions League,” Southampton manager Ronald Koeman said. “They will go up in the table because they don’t stay that low for so long. We know what they can bring.”last_img read more

TNT joins Rain or Shine at no. 1, breaks down NLEX

first_imgCarpio 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 Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Romeo added 19 points and dished out eight assists for TNT while Castro pitched in 10 points, six rebounds, and seven assists.Arnelt Moultrie led NLEX with 31 points and 10 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TNT head coach Nash Racela said he tried different combinations to counter NLEX’s run and he was able to find the right mix when he put in Romeo and Castro with Anthony Semerad playing the stretch four position.“We just tried doing a lot of combinations today, Jayson and Terrence playing together and Tony Semerad playing the four because that’s something we will be needing in the future,” said Racela. Another piece of roster adjustment Racela made was playing Smith for more than 34 minutes to keep a massive inside presence in the paint.“We were very specific and very intentional in playing Joshua at least 30 minutes, and today he played 34,” said Racela of the 6-foot-10 290-lb Smith. “It was good and at least this early, it’s only his second game, he’ll get used to playing longer.”Smith led the KaTropa with 24 points, 13 boards, and five assists while Semerad added 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting from deep.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations The KaTropa bumped their record to 6-1 with back-to-back wins and joined Rain or Shine at the first seed while the Road Warriors stumbled to a 2-5 card.Despite squandering a 21-point lead in the second quarter, 51-30, TNT managed to remain composed and hold off the Road Warriors’ constant attacks until the final minutes of the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTerrence Romeo’s layup gave the KaTropa a 108-96 lead at the 5:15 mark of the fourth but NLEX threatened the buffer with Alex Mallari going on a personal 8-0 run to cut TNT’s lead to 108-104 with 3:49 left in the game.Joshua Smith and Terrence Castro would give TNT the momentum back with two straight baskets for the KaTropa’s 114-106 lead with 1:52 left. PVL: BanKo wins second straight, downs Iriga Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments TNT forced a tie for the top spot after turning back NLEX, 117-106, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Ellen Lifts State of Emergency

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lifted the State of Emergency (SOE) with immediate effect. However, the SOE’s ‘sister,’ the curfew, remains in force.  It will, however, be extended by an hour, from 12 midnight to six a.m.“I am pleased to announce that the curfew is extended to midnight, except those in proximity to hotspots.   Weekly and border markets are open and school authorities immediately upon  passage of the budget, will organize young people in the communities to start the renovation and clean-up of school facilities in preparation for school opening, at a time to be decided by the progress in the anti-Ebola fight.”The President made the statement Thursday at Foreign Affairs Ministry when she addressed the nation on the lifting of the State of Emergency.She said that since March of this year, the nation had been stricken by an unprecedented outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease. This outbreak, she said, overwhelmed and disrupted the rebuilding of Liberia and its healthcare delivery system and undermined the nation’s normal economic, social, cultural, and political activities.  Many citizens became infected and died while many more died of treatable illnesses as hospitals were shut down and beds were insufficient to treat the infected. According to President Sirleaf, the nation was shaken by the strange and dangerous enemy.  But, she added, the government and people of Liberia remained calm and undeterred, and we acted  decisively—closing borders, imposing state of emergency and the curfew, ordering quarantines, closing schools and restricting public gatherings.As the outbreak progressed, posing a clear and present danger to the Liberia, the neighboring countries and the rest of the world, we were compelled to declare a State of Emergency and obtained the concurrence of the Legislature in keeping with the Constitution, the President said.“We took on the fight, appealed to the world and our citizens and they listened and the world responded,” she said.Following the State of Emergency, many gains were made and a number of our compatriots are still lying in Ebola Treatment Units(ETUs), hot spots are springing up in rural areas and many are still dying of the killer disease.She noted that Liberia cannot be declared Ebola free until the neighboring countries like Sierra Leone and Guinea are also free of the Ebola virus.President Sirleaf disclosed that in keeping with the public health law, government is determined to enable the maintenance of the required vigilance, community mobilization and awareness throughout the country.   GOL will also do its best to sustain the gains we have made as a nation until we can start the   progressive countdown of 21 days, until the national goal of zero new cases by Christmas is achieved all across the country.  “We will keep many of the previous measures in place with appropriate adjustments consistent with the progress in our fight.”She expressed confidence that Liberians can win this fight against Ebola and believes that resilience and commitment of the people remain strong and resolute in the fight, noting that it is her belief that partners will continue to be with the country as we move forward to rebuild a healthcare delivery system.She expressed gratitude to the international partners, who have demonstrated that the world has shown their care for the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Senate Probes ‘Mismanagement’ of Japan Grants

first_imgThe Plenary of the Senate has mandated its committees on Foreign Affairs, and Public Accounts to conduct a full scale probe into the alleged mismanagement of several grants from the Government of Japan.The decision was prompted by a letter from Grand Kru County Senator, Dr. Peter Sonpon Coleman, in which he requested his colleagues to investigate the mismanagement allegation, a situation he claimed, “has the propensity to deprive the people of Liberia of future donor funding, if not corrected.”Senator Coleman recalled the recent media reports of the mismanagement of the Japanese grant, and the subsequent dismissal of two senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The two dismissed officials are claiming to be innocent and described themselves as ‘sacrificial lambs’ for the higher ups at the Foreign Ministry and other officials of Government,” he said.The Grand Kru County Lawmaker reminded his colleagues that Liberia is a third world and developing country that is literally reliant on donor funding for major infrastructure projects; to name a few, the Red Light to Ganta road pavement, Harper-Fish Town pavement, two HFO Electricity Power Plants, Mount Coffee Hydro Power Plant Rehabilitation, and the Somalia Drive pavement. All of these projects are funded by the World Bank, African Development Bank, Japanese, Norwegian, German governments and the European Union.”Senator Coleman maintained that “given my personal experience, after many years of interacting with multilateral and bilateral donors, where there is evidence of corruption in funding provided by one donor, it has the propensity to affect funding from other donors.”He emphasized the importance for the Government to conduct a full scale investigation on the alleged mismanagement of the Japanese Government grant, especially in the wake of claims and counter claims at the Foreign Ministry, and what he described as “window dressing” intervention by the Executive.“Madam Presiding and distinguished colleagues, it is in this light that I would like to appeal to the Plenary of the Senate to mandate the Committee on Foreign Affairs to conduct a full scale probe into this very embarrassing scandal so as not to deprive our people of future donor funding,” Coleman said in his letter to plenary.Meanwhile, the two committees have been mandated to report to plenary within one week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Speeding driver dies in ECD accident

first_imgA 31-year-old office assistant of a mining company is now dead after he reportedly lost control of the vehicle he was driving on Friday night along the Rupert Craig Highway, East Coast Demerara.Dead: Videsh Lakeram SinghDead is Videsh Lakeram Singh of Kitty, Georgetown, while his friend, Rakesh Ramsaroop, a customer service representative at Qualfon Communications, is nursing injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Reports are Singh was speeding at about 23:00h on Friday evening in the vicinity of Liliendaal, ECD, when he lost control of motorcar PLL 4706.According to the police, Singh’s vehicle was proceeding east along the northern lane of the northern carriageway at a fast rate of speed and while negotiating a turn, he lost control of the motorcar.The vehicle veered north into a nearby drain and toppled several times before coming to a halt.Reports are public-spirited persons rushed them to the GPHC.However, Singh was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital while his friend was admitted. According to the police, Ramsaroop, who hails from Non-Pariel, Railway Embankment, ECD, remains hospitalised.An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

Blizzard Thursday Race Results

first_imgPat Ferris won the Baldonnel time trial, Thursday night, with a time of 25:10 minutes. Roger St. Jean was second at 26:24 and Sandy McDonald third at 27:25.Richard Wood was 4th at 28:15, Kathryn Fairweather 29:31, Rod Lewis 29:45, Dean Lowry 31:24 and Russ Wilson 31:49.Colter Young was 25th in a hot and humid Stage 1 in the Tour of Belize, with 4 more stages to go.Advertisement – Advertisement -Gord “The Hammer” Harris will try for his second Penticton Ironman Triathlon. He completed this event back in 2006.The Blizzards at home will travel to Teepee Creek, near Grande Prairie, for a Challenge Cup road race. The event starts at 2 pm – please note the time change – at the Rodeo Grounds parking lot.For more information check out:www.ferrisfastcycles.comlast_img read more

ALL ROADS FROM DONEGAL LEAD TO DUBLIN MARATHON

first_imgMilford AC Marathoners get ready for their big day tomorrow.Hundreds of people from across Donegal will head to Dublin today to prepare for tomorrow’s Dublin City Marathon.The long miles have been done and tomorrow morning at 9am sees all that hard work pay off.Groups and individuals from across the county will be trying to put mind over matter for the 26.2 mile course. Mulroy College Milford teachers who are taking part in Monday’s Dublin City Marathon, Finnola Beirne, Angela Gallagher and Aisling McAteer. Missing is Laura Lynch and Phyllis Gallagher from Errigal College in Letterkenny.Among those taking part will be a group from Milford and also a group from Mulroy College in Milford.Father and daughter Labhaoise and Seamus Temple will be encouraging eachother all the way.Others include Ronan Brophy, Mickey Doherty and manager of the Finn Valley Centre Conor McGonagle.While it may be a first for some, one man from Letterkenny is somewhat of a veteran. Peter McGlynn from Bomany will be doing (at last count!) his 102nd marathon when he crosses the line tomorrow.Senator Jimmy Harte, who has completed twelve marathons in total, wished all Donegal athletes the best of luck.Senator Jimmy Harte proves he did the marathon!“I hope everyone gets around safe and enjoys themselves.“It’s a great feeling to take part in a marathon and anyone who does it should feel proud of themselves,” he said.ALL ROADS FROM DONEGAL LEAD TO DUBLIN MARATHON was last modified: October 27th, 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:donegalDUBLIN MARATHONlast_img read more

CROOK FRANCOIS: CREDITORS GIVEN JULY COURT DATE TO MAKE CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION

first_imgPEOPLE ripped off by crooked investments boss Francois de Dietrich were today set a date by which to make a claim for the return of their money.A High Court notice – which appeared in newspapers today – says a petition for the winding up of Etic Solutions was heard on June 10th and there will be a further hearing on July 4th.The notice goes on to say that ‘any creditor or contributory (of Etic) who wishes to support or oppose the making of an Order on the said Petition may appear at the time of hearing by himself or by his Counsel’. The advertisement – placed by Fitzpatrick Gallagher McEvoy – solicitors for the Petitioner – also states that Declan McDonald of PriceWaterhouseCooopers in Dublin was appointed provisional liquidator by the High Court on June 11th.This is the latest twist in the Francois de Dietrich affair.The on-the-run crook is hiding out in a village in France after being exposed by donegaldaily.com as a crook, thief and all-round liar.He has ripped off Donegal investors for millions of euros. A list of those investors has more than 200 Donegal names on it.A legal source told us: “People who invested money and who want any hope of getting any of it back really need to act now.“If they don’t they will never see a cent of their investments.”CROOK FRANCOIS: CREDITORS GIVEN JULY COURT DATE TO MAKE CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION was last modified: June 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:cheatcrookFrancois de Dietrichliarthieflast_img read more

LETTERKENNY MAN FINED AFTER HORSES RUN WILD IN TOWN

first_imgA LETTERKENNY man has been fined €350 after allowing three horses to wander the roads of the town, disrupting traffic on one of the busiest routes.Charles McDonagh, a 40-year-old from Ballymacool Woods, admitted the offence after a prosecution brought under the 1996 Rogue Horses Act.Inspector Michael Harrison told Letterkenny District Court that gardai had been called to the area around the town’s fire station on a number of occasions last year. One one occasion – on April 10 last year – Garda Cregg, who is “the station’s resident expert” on horses helped retrieve the animals from the road close to the hospital roundabout.The horses were returned to the field but could easily escape again “due to poor fencing.”Gardai called in animal welfare experts and the horses were taken to a council facility in Co Cavan.Defence solicitor Patsy Gillespie said his client, an unemployed father of three, had been away at a wedding on the date in question.He had been forced to pay for the cost of taking the horses and their return to Donegal.“There was no-one around that weekend who could have helped as they were all down the country,” said Mr Gillespie.He told Judge Paul Kelly: “The horses were not a danger to anybody; what’s a danger to some people is another man’s pet.”However Judge Kelly dismissed this, saying there were a number of recent incidents where loose horses and other animals had caused serious damage to vehicles.He fined McDonagh €350, giving him four months to pay – with a 15-day prison sentence for non-payment.LETTERKENNY MAN FINED AFTER HORSES RUN WILD IN TOWN was last modified: April 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ballymacool woodsLetterkenny District CourtLETTERKENNY MAN FINED AFTER HORSES RUN WILD IN TOWNlast_img read more

GAA: NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA CLUB DINNER DANCE

first_imgNaomh Colmcille CLG will be holding their annual Dinner Dance on Friday 23rd November in the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny.Please contact Alison Ferry, Adrian Marsh, Sharon Clarke and Sharon Monaghan for your tickets for this event, which promises to be a fun filled nights craic..Tickets can also be purchased at Orchid Beauty, Main St, Newtowncunningham. IF YOUR CLUB IS HAVING AN EVENT, SEND DETAILS AND A PIC OF YOUR POSTER AS A JPEG TO INFO@DONEGALDAILY.COM  GAA: NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA CLUB DINNER DANCE was last modified: November 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: NAOMH COLMCILLE GAA CLUB DINNER DANCENewtowncunninghamstation house hotel letterkennylast_img read more