first_imgThe Dark Blues’ faint title hopes were extinguished with defeat to Ireland last week but they will be keen to propel themselves up the table with victory against the tournament’s whipping boys after wins against France and England.Wing Tommy Seymour returns from injury to replace Blair Kinghorn in Rome on Saturday, while centre Nick Grigg makes his first championship start as he takes the place of Pete Horne, whose blunder put Ireland on their way to victory in Dublin.Townsend has made three further changes to the pack, with hooker Fraser Brown, prop Willem Nel and lock Tim Swinson all promoted from the bench in place of Stuart McInally, Simon Berghan and Grant Gilchrist.Lock Richie Gray and prop Zander Fagerson could also make their first appearances of the campaign, having shrugged off injuries to be named among the substitutes.”There were a number of positives in how we took the game to Ireland in attack and defence but this didn’t lead to us scoring enough points to win the game,” said Townsend.”We’ve been pleased with how the players have responded to last week’s disappointment, with the energy they have brought to training and a determination to improve our performance in our final match.””Playing Italy will be a very tough game — it always has been for any Scotland side,” he added. “We are ready for the challenge and have an experienced group of players working hard to finish our campaign with a positive performance and result.”last_img read more

first_imgNaples sees in Messi the rightful heir of Maradona and thus was received upon the arrival of Barcelona at his concentration hotel in the center of Naples. Hundreds of people stationed at the NH Paradiso hotel waited the arrival of the coach of Barcelona with shouts of “Messi, Messi”, which alternated with those of “Diego, Diego” and songs that already in the late 80s were dedicated to Maradona like those of “Mama, and seen Maradona”.The legacy of the Argentine star showed that the Blaugrana player reaches the field friend. When Real Madrid landed with Cristiano Ronaldo in the partenopea city, the Neapolitan public booed the Portuguese star.It is clear that Leo has come home.last_img read more

first_imgJack Hao and Rommel Mangalino still kept the Altas in the game, cutting the deficit to two, 59-57 with 9.4 ticks remaining, but Munsayac drained two more free throws to ice the game for good.“I’m relieved because I told them that we need to overcome close games like this. We can’t settle for moral victories now,” said Sison. “At least, we’ll come into the second round that we’re confident that we can win.”Prince Eze topped Perpetual (3-6) with 14 points, 20 rebounds, and four blocks, while Gab Dagangon had 11 markers and seven boards, but committed five of the Altas’ 19 turnovers.The Scores:EAC 61 – Onwubere 21, Munsayac 16, Garcia 8, Bugarin 4, Diego 3, Mendoza 3, Bautista 2, Pascua 2, Tampoc 2, Corilla 0, Guzman 0, Mendoza 0.ADVERTISEMENT Sidney Onwubere vs AJ Coronel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College eked out a 61-57 victory over Perpetual to end the first round of NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament on a winning note Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Sidney Onwubere willed the Generals twith 21 points, 17 rebounds, and three assists as they stopped their three-game skid to rise to 4-5.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies 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 PH slips past Singapore, returns to SEA Games basketball final For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Francis Munsayac also went for 16 markers, three assists, and two boards, while Jerome Garcia had eight points and six rebounds in the win.“To be honest, we gave our hearts in this game. Since this is the last game in the first round, I told the players that we cannot allow them to beat us so we really have to win this game,” said coach Ariel Sison.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’Garcia drilled a three at the 4:52 mark of the payoff period to put EAC up, 50-47, but that proved to be the last field goal for the Generals, who showing  poise from the line with their 11-of-12 clip.Perpetual’s three costly turnovers in the final minute also helped EAC’s cause as Munsayac put his crew ahead, 59-52. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ PERPETUAL 57 – Eze 14, Dagangon 11, Coronel 9, Pido 6, Ylagan 4, Clemente 3, Hao 3, Sadiwa 3, Mangalino 2, Tamayo 2, Casas 0, Lucente 0, Yuhico 0.Quarters: 19-12, 33-27, 43-39, 61-57. What’s in store for your animal sign this year View comments National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaylast_img read more

first_imgThe Festival of Lights, Diwali, was on Sunday night kick-started at Rahaman’s Park, Greater Georgetown with the annual lighting of the National Diya.The lighting up of the 21-foot Diya is a spectacle being hosted for the fourth consecutive year by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh-Hindus for Selfless Service (HSS).Themed “Atma Deepo Bhava” (you become the light), this auspicious event aims to represent the Hindu community’s continuous message of oneness and national unity.Showcasing white and purple lights, the structure comprises five smaller diyas to signify five days of Diwali celebrations as is customary in India where the celebration originated.The red, black, gold, white and green of the five diyas represent the colours of Guyana’s flag and like they do on the flag represent – endurance, zeal, wealth, the many waters of our beautiful country, and agriculture.The concept behind the Diya’s design is oil being poured into the Diya by the calasha as is the custom on Diwali night.In attendance at the event were heads of leading Hindu and other religious organisations; the Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Venkatachalam Mahalingam; Indian rights activist and former ROAR parliamentarian Ravi Dev; Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, young leaders and the general public.High Commissioner Mahalingam reflected on the celebration in his homeland and gave a little insight on how Diwali was celebrated there.The Commissioner thanked HSS for not allowing the celebration to be forgotten and further wished the Guyanese community a happy Diwali.Delivering remarks on behalf of HSS, Karamchand Seenanan, a senior member, applauded the event, but in the same breath called for it to be larger in years to come.“I’m calling on all of you to be the light of good intentions and selfless service; we did achieve our purpose, but we want it to continue to grow in years to come,” Seenanan said in his brief remarks.Guest speaker at the event, Dhanrajie Haimraj of HSS, who was recently awarded a Medal of Service for her voluntary work in Guyana, asked for the concept of purity to be observed.“Purity that we talk about is referring to cleansing the outsides as well as the insides…we pray to God as creator of this universe to take away the greed and to replace it with everything that is auspicious in us as humans,” Haimraj said.She encouraged getting rid of all impure practices and cautioned against corruption in Guyana.“If we should do this daily, then Diwali will become a daily festival for us … we have weaknesses as human beings that will lead us to corrupt our values, but let Diwali remind all of us to let virtues triumph in all of us … you and I,” Haimraj added.The festival ‘Diwali’ in Sanskrit has a literal meaning of ‘a row of lamps’. This festival usually falls between the middle of October and the middle of November, although this is decided upon by the Hindu lunar calendar.The most popular tradition of celebrating Diwali is filling little clay lamps (diyas) with oil and wick and lighting them in rows all over the house; this reflects the rich and glorious past of culture and teaching to uphold the true values of life.Lights and diyas are lit to signify the driving away of darkness and ignorance, as well as the awakening of the light within one’s self. Diwali is viewed as a time for family gatherings and food as well as a celebration that reminds us of our original virtues; the light of which brings joy and hope.Diwali celebrates victory over evil or darkness and the coming of a new year. The light refers to following a path of virtue such that our thoughts are always pure in heart, and the darkness refers to negative thoughts which bring about hurts and sorrow.Additionally, apart from the spectacular display of the National Diya Light-up, there was a cultural evening of dances, skits and music to portray the significance of the national holiday.last_img read more

first_imgIt was a solid start to the game for Team B.C., as two linemates who played stellar games against Team Saskatchewan in the opening game, picked up right where they left off. Sarah Potomak scored for Team B.C. at 5:30 providing the home team an early 1-0 lead over the champs. The lone assist on Potomak’s goal, her third of the tournament, was given to Lauren Spring, who has now earned four assists in two games. However, as the period progressed, Team B.C. found themselves taking numerous trips to the penalty box, which Team Ontario Red took advantage of.- Advertisement – Back-to-back hooking and holding calls allowed the defending champs to score twice with the man advantage. Nicole Martindale scored for Ontario Red at 8:56 to tie the game at 1-1, which was followed by a marker off the stick of Emma Woods, who scored what would turn out to be the game-winning-goal at 10:44. Following a scoreless second, the third and final goal was scored by Team Ontario Red, as Sydney McKibbon scored a third power play marker for the Ontario team for a final score of 3-1. It was a busy night for B.C.’s starting goaltender Hayley Dowling, who faced thirty shots on the night, compared to the 17 faced by Ontario Red’s Kassidy Sauve.Advertisement Dowling’s performance in net earned her Player of the Game honours Tea B.C., while Player of the Game for Ontario Red was Alexandra Moore. On Friday, both teams are back on the ice, as Team Ontario Red will take on Team Saskatchewan at 4 p.m. MT, while B.C. will face Team Atlantic at 7 p.m. MT. Friday’s games will be the final preliminary games on the schedule. Tournament playoffs will begin Saturday, with the finals being played Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgFor three days this July Grande Prairie will be filled with country stars from all over North America an you can be there. All you have to do is become a fan of Moose FM on our Facebook page.  If your already a fan, don’t worry your name is already in the draw.  You have until June 30th at 11:59pm to become a fan.  Then on Canada Day we’ll pick one lucky person to get a pair of weekend passes.  To become a fan Click Here- Advertisement -Extreme Country Fever in Grande Prairie takes place July 3-5, 2009 and will feature artists like Aaron Lines, Heidi Raye, The Zac Brown Band, Neil McCoy, Jason Aldean, Jamie O’Neal and more.  For more details on the festival visit www.countryfever.caYou can also still get your tickets by calling 780-538-0387 and from now until July 3rd they have a special on tickets, buy one regular weekend pass and get the second one free.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Michael Olunga poses in the stadium after signing a deal with his new Japanese club Kashiwa Reysal on August 9, 2018. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 10- Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga has put to an end his un-adventurous stint in the Chinese Super League by sealing a three-year move to the Japanese J-League, signing for Kashiwa Reysol in a deal estimated to be in the region of Sh300mn.Olunga made a permanent move to Japan after returning to his Chinese club Guizhou Hengfeng F.C. following a season-long loan stint with Spanish top tier side Girona FC. The deal to Japan is reportedly set to rake Olunga a whooping Sh15mn a month. “New roads, new rivers, new chapter, beginning of another unfolded story,” Olunga posted on his official Instagram handle posing with the jersey of his new club.He is expected to be unveiled later Friday as he begins his three year stint. Reysol are currently placed 13th in the 18-team J-League with 23 points off 20 matches.Formed in 1940, Reysol were founding members of Japan Soccer League in 1965 and have spent majority of their existence in the top tier of Japanese football.They have been Japanese league champions twice, in 1972 and 2011, and have won three Emperor’s Cups.With 14 rounds of matches left before the season ends, Reysol will look onto the goal scoring prowess of the Kenyan international to help them finish in the top half of the table.Olunga stepped of the bench to score three and assist one to become the first ever Kenyan to score in Spanish top division. Photo/COURTESYThe Engineer as he is fondly referred as made his first pro move to IF Djugardens in Sweden in 2016 scoring 12 goals in 27 matches before the mega bucks in China came calling.However, he couldn’t quite get settled in his new environment and only managed nine matches notching a meagre two goals. He was loaned out to Catalan club Girona at the beginning of the 2017/2018 season where he played 14 matches, only four of them as a starter.He managed to score four goals in those 14 games, three of them being a hattrick in a 6-0 win against Las Palmas, making him the first ever Kenyan to score in the La Liga as well as the first ever Girona player to score a La Liga hattrick.🥇 The first Kenyan to score in #LaLigaSantander 🇰🇪🥇 The first @GironaFC player to ever score a hat-trick in #LaLigaSantander ⚽⚽⚽👋 @OgadaOlunga 👋— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) July 25, 2018Prior to going for the pro leagues abroad, Olunga started off at Tusker FC straight from the Upper Hill High School where his football career started. The Liberty Academy product spent a season with the brewers before moving to Thika United.His big break came when he joined Gor Mahia in 2015 helping them to finish the league unbeaten scoring 19 goals the entire season and finishing as the league’s Most valuable Player.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgThe 41-year-old, widely considered one of the world’s best-ever players, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Can Misses Hospital on the island on Friday afternoon where he was diagnosed with pneumonia, local daily newspaper Diario de Ibiza reported.Several hours later Ronaldo asked to be transferred to a private hospital called Clinica Nuestra Senora del Rosario, the newspaper added.The former Barcelona and Real Madrid player remains in intensive care and but was “evolving favourably”, unnamed hospital sources told the newspaper.Contacted by AFP, a hospital spokeswoman said she was unable to give any information for privacy reasons.Ronaldo, who was named FIFA’s world player of the year three times prior to his retirement from football in 2011, is a regular visitor to Ibiza, where he owns a house.He won his first cap for Brazil as a 17-year-old and went on to score 62 goals in 97 international appearances, including both goals when Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldo, who attended the opening ceremony at the World Cup in June, said on Sunday that he is in hospital on Ibiza suffering from a bad flu. © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVMADRID, Spain, Aug 12 – Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo said Sunday he is in hospital with a “bad flu” on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza but reassured fans that he will be out in a day.“Guys, I had a bad case of flu here in Ibiza. I was hospitalised on Friday, but everything is under control! Tomorrow I’ll be discharged and I’ll go home! Thank you all for the messages and affection!” he tweeted.last_img read more

first_imgIt saw Spain and Barcelona legend Xavi helming Al Sadd after ending his playing career with the 2011 Asian champions a couple of months ago.Xavi’s last domestic game was also against Al Duhail in the final of the Amir Cup, but it ended in huge disappointment as Al Sadd, who had won the Qatar Stars League a few weeks earlier, crashed to a stunning 4-1 defeat.Tuesday’s continental clash was thus a great opportunity for some measure of revenge and although it didn’t materialise, Al Sadd would still be the happier team, having scored a vital away goal before the return leg at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium next week.Al Sadd began with plenty of spirit with Akram Afif particularly impressive up front, while Al Duhail saw their Moroccan star Mehdi Benatia hobble off with an injury after just 18 minutes.Bassam al-Rawi, who replaced Benatia, made an immediate impact, his first touch off a free-kick sailing over the crosspiece.Al Duhail had a golden chance to score in the 24th minute but Ali Musa’s headed effort from a corner was thwarted by Al Sadd goalkeeper Saad al-Sheeb.The deadlock was finally broken on the half-hour mark by Akram Afif after Mohamed Muntari’s attempted long clearance was intercepted by Jung woo-Young in the midfield.The Korean was quick to pass the ball to Afif on the left edge of the box and the striker evaded a defender to score with a low shot into the left corner of the net past goalkeeper Amine Lecomte.The next few minutes saw both teams playing cautiously while looking for openings, with Al Duhail finding one just a minute before half-time.Brazilian Edmilson found space on the right and moving up crossed the ball into the box where Muntari chested it down for Yousef Msakni to score with a half-volley in the 44th minute.Msakni, who spent the entire last season nursing an injury, even missing the World Cup for Tunisia, was playing his first match for Al Duhail after a short spell at Qatar-owned Belgian club Kas Eupean as part of his rehabilitation.Al Duhail controlled the match in the second half, but missed a couple of potential chances with Almoez Ali, and al-Rawi accounting for them.In the second match of the day, Bafetimbi Gomis scored a hat-trick as Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal rallied from an early goal deficit to beat domestic rivals Al Ahli 4-2 in Jeddah.Syrian star Omar al-Somah had given Al Ahli the lead in the sixth minute from an assist by Abdulfattah Asiri, but Gomis struck in the 15th to restore parityBut after Jorge Djanini of Cape Verde had put Al Ahli ahead for the second time in the 39th minute, Al Hilal hit back with two goals from Gomis in the second half to gain the upper hand.Abdulla al-Hafith then added an 81st minute goal to help the 1991 and 2000 Asian champions take a healthy two-goal advantage into the second leg which they will play at their home ground.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Xavi in his new role as coach of Al Sadd © AFP / Karim JAAFARDOHA, Qatar, Aug 6 – Qatar giants Al Sadd and Al Duhail produced a tense 1-1 draw as they squared off for the very first time in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.The round of 16 match was played at the brand new Al Janoub Stadium built for the 2022 World Cup.last_img read more

first_imgTests on the levels of asbestos at Government Buildings in Letterkenny could be known today.Asbestos was found in the office in Letterkenny.The offices, located on the High Road, have been closed since last week.Around 30 employees have refused to return to the offices in recent days because of claims that asbestos is in the building. The Department of Social Protection has carried out two tests on the building and say there were low levels of asbestos found.However, more intensive tests were carried out on Thursday evening last.The results of those tests could be made known today.The displaced workers have been relocated to other Government Department offices in the town.   ASBESTOS RESULTS ON GOVERNMENT BUILDING COULD BE KNOWN TODAY was last modified: February 23rd, 2015 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:AsbestosGovernment Buildingsletterkennylast_img read more