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Nadal breaks McEnroe’s mark of straight sets won on surface


first_imgAlso on the men’s side, second-seeded Alexander Zverev brushed aside Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 6-2 and will meet John Isner after he edged Pablo Cuevas in a hard-fought match that needed tiebreakers to decide all three sets.Isner prevailed 6-7 (9), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) in 2 hours, 21 minutes.The top-ranked Nadal, who improved to 18-1 overall on the season, has won 38 of his last 39 matches on his favored clay.Nadal went up a break at 4-2 in the first set after back-to-back errors by Schwartzman, including a missed smash.Nadal then struck a forehand winner on the run to break Schwartzman again in the second set. Schwartzman broke back, but two straight double-faults gave Nadal a third break en route to the win.ADVERTISEMENT The 16-time Grand Slam champion is seeking his sixth title in Madrid after taking his trophy hauls at Monte Carlo and Barcelona to 11 apiece.Also, Dusan Lajovic fought back from 0-4 in the decisive tiebreaker to stun fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) for his first career win against a top-10 ranked player.Lajovic moved on to meet sixth-seeded Kevin Anderson, who eliminated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (7).Kyle Edmund continued his excellent run by ousting eighth-seeded David Goffin 6-4, 6-4. Edmund, an unseeded Brit, defeated former No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets on Wednesday.Edmund will face 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov, after he bettered Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4 in an all-Canadian clash.Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3, ending her bid to become a three-time consecutive champion in Madrid.Pliskova gave the Romanian no chance, breaking her serve four times and hitting 20 winners.“I think I played one of my best matches this year for sure, and for sure on clay in my life,” the sixth-seeded Pliskova said. “I feel amazing since in the last six matches I lost to her.”Halep got off to a positive start by breaking Pliskova for a 2-0 lead, only for the Czech to take the break right back to swing the match in her favor.“I missed in some important moments,” Halep said. “That’s why it went her way.” 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pliskova is now the highest seeded player left in the women’s tournament after both No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki and third-seeded Garbine Muguruza lost Wednesday.She will play 10th-seeded Petra Kvitova in the semifinals after she defeated Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 6-0.Kiki Bertens came from behind to beat Sharapova 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. She will play seventh-seeded Caroline Garcia after she dispatched with Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cavs laugh off Hood’s apology for not entering Game 4 LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flamescenter_img View comments Rafael Nadal from Spain serves to Diego Schwartzman from Argentina during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Nadal won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID — Rafael Nadal broke John McEnroe’s record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface by beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday.Nadal extended his winning streak to 50 consecutive sets on clay, eclipsing the mark McEnroe established on carpet in 1984.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ “When my career is over, these are things that are going to be there for always. It’s difficult to be able to win 50 sets in a row,” Nadal said. “Well, it’s done. It’s over. Let’s not talk about that any more and let’s continue on what we have ahead which is what I am concerned about.”The world No. 1’s focus is trained on his next match against Dominic Thiem, a rematch of last year’s final. Thiem, who outlasted Borna Coric 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, is the last player to beat Nadal on clay at Rome last year.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 crown“On this surface, (Thiem) is one of the most dangerous players you can face,” Nadal said. “Tomorrow is a key match in the tournament.”While Nadal marched on, the top women’s players continued to struggle in the Spanish capital after top-ranked Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova both lost in the quarterfinals. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more


Hospitality institute to be built in Guyana


first_img…to train hotel personnelThe Business Ministry plans to construct a hospitality institute to ensure hotel personnel, in particular, are equipped with the skills they need to make visitors comfortable in Guyana.With the oil and gas sector preparing for production in a few months’ time, visitors to Guyana have already increased.To be sure that they have a memorable experience, Business Minister Haimraj Rajkumar said the facility is crucial.Rajkumar was quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying he expects 500,000 visitors in the country by 2025.The Minister, according to DPI, made these pronouncements on Saturday evening while he was a guest on the programme “INSIGHT”, aired on a local radio station.With a huge influx of tourists expected, he noted that plans are in the pipeline to expand accommodations on the coastland and hinterland areas. Rajkumar said that while Guyana is well-known for its rich flora and fauna, there is still much to be discovered by the rest of the world.On this note, he pointed out, “The Ministry of Business is also working to establish a hospitality institute in the future. This institute will serve to extensively train hotel owners and their staff, as well as staff at every port of entry and even the small man plying their trade. We aim to prepare our people to welcome visitors and at the same time, properly display Guyana’s products and services”.In addition, he said tour companies will also be provided with unique opportunities to maximise the national efforts being taken to appraise and bolster the industry.Tourism, the second-largest export sector in Guyana, has provided jobs for 22,000 persons last year according to him.“I believe that tourism is in a trajectory and we have been improving. We have a target of 500,000 visitors coming to Guyana’s shores by 2025. In 2018, about 183,000 persons visited Guyana with the average spending of $222,000 per visitor,” the Minister explained.Based on an analysis of the Visitor Expenditure and Motivation Survey (VEMS) conducted by the Bureau of Statistics, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) estimated that travel and tourism injected approximately $62.6 billion directly into Guyana’s economy last year.In July, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) recorded a 14.38 per cent increase in visitors with a total of 24,899 for the month of June when compared to the same period last year— which was 21,769.This announcement was made following the compilation of figures from Guyana’s main port of entries: Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Eugene F Correia International Airport (EFCIA), Lethem, and Moleson Creek.last_img read more


Study: Most of globe’s big cities in areas at risk in warming


first_imgLONDON – More than two-thirds of the world’s large cities are in areas vulnerable to global warming and rising sea levels, and millions of people are at risk of being swamped by flooding and intense storms, according to a new study released today. In all, 634 million people live in the threatened coastal areas worldwide – defined as those lying at less than 33 feet above sea level – and the number is growing, said the study published in the journal Environment and Urbanization. More than 180 countries have populations in low-elevation coastal zones, and about 70 percent of those have urban areas of more than 5 million people that are under threat. Among them: Tokyo; New York; Mumbai, India; Shanghai, China; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Dhaka, Bangladesh. The peer-reviewed scientific study is described as the first to identify the world’s low-lying coastal areas that are vulnerable to global warming and rising sea levels. It said 75 percent of all people living in vulnerable areas are in Asia, with poorer nations most at risk. In February, the IPCC warned of sea-level rises of 7-23 inches by the end of the century due to global warming, making coastal populations vulnerable to flooding and more intense hurricanes and typhoons. Asia is particularly vulnerable, the study said. The five nations with the largest total population living in endangered coastal areas are all in Asia: China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The study gives no time frame for rising sea levels or the potential flooding in individual countries. It warns, however, that the solution to the problem will not be cheap and could involve relocating many people and building protective engineering structures. And, it adds, nations should consider halting or reducing population growth in coastal areas. “Migration away from the zone at risk will be necessary but costly and hard to implement, so coastal settlements will also need to be modified to protect residents,” said Gordon McGranahan of the International Institute for Environment and Development in London, a co-author of the study. IIED publishes the journal Environment and Urbanization. The other two co-authors of the study are Deborah Balk of the City University of New York and Bridget Anderson of Columbia University. Separately, the authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a draft copy of a report expected to be released next week that coastlines are already showing the impact of sea-level rise. The draft copy, which was obtained by The Associated Press, said about 100 million people each year could be flooded by rising seas by 2080. The draft copy warned that the two biggest cities in the United State – Los Angeles and New York – are at risk of a combination of sea-level rise and violent storms. By 2090, under a worst-case scenario, megafloods that normally would hit North America once every 100 years “could occur as frequently as every 3-4 years,” the draft said. last_img read more


My Donegal… with Santa Claus!


first_imgAfter his long trip across the globe last night, Santa is back at base in the North Pole enjoying a cup of cocoa with his feet up.Unwinding before he has a nice big sleep, Santa had time for a quick chat with Donegal Daily!Santa revealed his favourite place in Donegal, what was at the top of children’s lists this year, and his hopes for next year. This is Santa’s Donegal…1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Donegal is a magical place, I couldn’t pick just one! However, the lights at Carrickfinn Airport are very helpful for guiding my sleigh, and I can definitely see why it’s been voted one of the most scenic landings in the world. Fanad Head lighthouse is also a great guide for my sleigh and lets me know that I’ve arrived in north Donegal.(2) Who is the one person that you look up to and why?Mrs Claus, she keeps me organised and helps keep me on track during my busy season.(3) What’s your happiest memory in Donegal?Each year I get to create new happy memories in Donegal by visiting all of the good boys and girls just before Christmas. It’s lovely seeing different generations who I delivered presents to all those years ago coming to see me again with their kids.(4) What’s your favourite thing about Donegal?The hospitality! Donegal people always leave out the nicest snacks for me and the most delicious treats for the reindeer. They all have clean chimneys as well which keeps my suit nice and bright!(5) What is your favourite Donegal bar?I feel very much at home at the North Pole Bar, Clonmany.(6) What’s the toughest part of job?There’s quite a few challenges I face on the job! The biggest one is when boys and girls aren’t asleep when I arrive, so it’s very important that they go to sleep when their parents ask them to.It’s also difficult getting all of the toys to fit on the sleigh, but we manage! My schedule is also very difficult to keep, so I have to be quick! (7) What’s your favourite Christmas day outfit?I always keep on my red suit so as if I get lost in the snow of the North Pole I’ll stick out like Rudolph’s red nose!(8) What do you prefer to be called?I have many different names that children across the world call me. In Donegal I’m usually known as Santa or Daidí na Nollag. Mrs Claus also has a few of her own choice names for me!(9) What are your favourite animals that you see during your trips to Donegal?My reindeer enjoy visiting their ‘deer’ cousins at Glenveagh National Park, and we always stop by Donegal Donkey Sanctuary to share some of the reindeers’ treats with the donkeys.(10) Mince pie or cookies?One of each please! (11) What’s your favourite thing to watch on television?It’s a yearly ritual for all of the elves to join me around a toasty fire with hot chocolate to watch the Late Late Toy Show. We love seeing the children sample some of the toys that find their way under the tree on Christmas day.(12) What do you do on Christmas day?When I get back to the North Pole, I have a warm cup of cocoa and fall into a great big sleep, happy in the knowledge that all of the children in the world will be waking up to see the wonderful gifts I’ve left them.(13) What do Donegal kids ask for?There has been a huge increase in requests for light sabers in Donegal! BB-8 action figures are also in high demand this year.(14) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?I’d put a light on top of Errigal as the sleigh nearly gets caught on it every year!(15) What are your hopes for the next year?I hope that people are good to each other and help each other in any way they can.I hope that everyone is happy and healthy in 2018, and that my naughty list is slightly shorter next year!Happy Christmas everyone.My Donegal… with Santa Claus! was last modified: December 28th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:CHristmasinterviewMY DONEGALNorth PoleSANTAlast_img read more


SCOTTISH COMPANY LAUNCHES DONEGAL STYLED KILTS


first_imgScottish company Fankilts have launched a ‘Donegal Kilt’ which will be perfect for Donegal GAA supporters this summer.You could get your very own ‘Donegal Kilt’ for this summer’s Ulster Championship.It would certainly turns a few heads on the terraces of Mac Cumhaill Park and Clones. Milford GAA girls players Claudia Ward (13) from Rathmullan, and Rachel Roarty (14) were delighted with their Donegal Kilts.The girls were the first to wear the brand new Donegal kilts which were launched just in time for Paddy’s Day.Claudia plays for the Donegal’s Under 14 team, and she was delighted to model the kilt and team it up with her official Donegal team top.Claudia said, ‘These kilts are class’, ‘I’d definitely wear one’ Rachel agreed, adding “Girls would love to wear these to Donegal matches.The kilts are the brainchild of a Glasgow company called Fankilts who first created the kilts for the Commonwealth Games.Charlie Milarvey of Fankilts told Donegal Daily, “There were lots of different nationalities living in Scotland, who wanted to support their home nation at Glasgow 2014, so we came up with the idea of a Scottish kilt in the flag colours of all the countries competing, and they were a huge hit.“We also make a guy’s kilt with a flag panel, which we created for the Scotland v Germany matches, and we’re also working on one with the Irish colours for the Scotland v Ireland match in June.“I have a friend from Donegal who said we should create this Donegal kilt for the huge support the team has, so we thought it would double up as a great outfit for Paddy’s Day as well.’ If you’d like your own Donegal kilt, just drop us an email at and Fankilts will get in touch with you.SCOTTISH COMPANY LAUNCHES DONEGAL STYLED KILTS was last modified: March 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsSportlast_img read more


GAA NEWS: ST MARY’S CONVOY TO HOST DRUG & ALCOHOL EDUCATION SUMMER CAMP


first_imgSt. Mary’s Club Convoy in conjunction with Foróige and the North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force will be hosting a 3 day Summer Camp for 14 and 15 year olds focusing on Alcohol and Drug Education. The programme is about providing young people a safe environment in which they can discuss attitudes, beliefs and opinions about drugs, develop and enhance their life skills to deal with situations that may arise in the future and make positive decisions that will improve their overall health and well being. The programme will take place in St. Mary’s Club House on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday the 12th 13th and 14th of July from 11am to 3pm. The day will include group discussions, role play, and games – it will be a fun way to approach this specific area which most parents fear will impact in children’s lives at some point in the future either directly or indirectly. The programme is free and there is no cost….just ask the young people to bring a lunch!Places are limited so it is essential if your young person is interested they are advised to book their place immediately. Contact Sarah (Health and Wellbeing Officer) on 086 0686373 or send a message to St.Marys GAA page. This programme is open to every young person ages 14 or 15 and they do not need to be involved in GAA or be from the Convoy area to attend.Fundraiser The club will be having a Guess the Score fundraiser for the upcoming Ulster final. It will be €1 a guess with 20 lines on a sheet. €100 prize for correct/nearest score. One sheet per family in the club will be distributed early in the week.LottoLotto 28/6/16: 7 people matched 2. 5 winners of €20, Sheila Given, Eileen McMullan & Darragh McMullan Convoy, Anne McGinty Cloghan & Michael Carey Clogher Barnesmore. Jackpot next week €4500.NewsUnderage blitz on Friday for under 8 and under 10 teams. You can check the Facebook page for details.Under 16 boys have a match on Wednesday. Details will be made available on St. Mary’s Facebook page.Senior men and ladies training continues as normal. Hard luck to our senior men who lost out to Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday.The club will be having a Guess the Score fundraiser for the upcoming Ulster final. It will be €1 a guess with 20 lines on a sheet. €100 prize for correct/nearest score. One sheet per family in the club will be distributed early in the week. We appreciate your continued supportGAA NEWS: ST MARY’S CONVOY TO HOST DRUG & ALCOHOL EDUCATION SUMMER CAMP was last modified: July 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:alcohol and drug educationconvoyGAAst mary’s clubsummer camplast_img read more


LATEST: AMBULANCE AND EXTRA ARMED GARDAÍ AT STAND-OFF WITH MURDER SUSPECT


first_imgMIDNIGHT UPDATE: By John Gill, Burnfoot: AN AMBULANCE and more armed Gardai have arrived at a security cordon close to where a murder suspect is believed to be hiding.A chopper with the armed officers touched down in a field off the Brae Road between Burnfoot and Muff just after 11pm.An ambulance arrived at the scene at ten minutes to midnight. Gardai believe Kieran McLaughlin, the chief suspect in the brutal murder of Barry McCrory, shot dead in a flat in Derry city centre on Thursday morning, is inside an outbuilding.Police took the unusual step on Friday morning of issuing a picture of McLaughlin.Gardai spent Friday searching Border areas close to Derry in the hunt for the suspect.It followed reports at teatime that McLaughlin was seen close to a parochial house in Muff. Gardaí later surrounded a barn used to keep pigs, around 2kms away.Neighbours told us they haven’t been told what has been going on.“The first we knew about it was the large Garda presence,” said one.“We had no idea what was going on.”The PSNI raided a nmber of homes in Galliagh on the Derry side of the Border as part of the operation. Earlier the killing has been widely condemned with British PM David Cameron the latest to denounce the shooting.He was in Belfast to attend a major investment conference and he took time out at the end of the event to condemn the killing of Mr McCrory and that of 46-year-old Brendan Kearney in Belfast on Wednesday night.He said: “These murders are despicable and the people responsible should be hunted down prosecuted and convicted, they should face justice.”The dead man’s family, including his mother Anne, father Danny and son Shea attended a peace rally held in Guildhall Square in protest at the killing. McLaughlinFollowing a two minutes silence, the crowd of several hundred were told a clear message needed to be sent out from Derry that violence from all quarters was not acceptable in the city.Meanwhile, Mr McCrory’s body remains in Belfast where a post mortem examination has taken place. The family hope to have is remains returned to them tomorrow with burial expected on Monday.LATEST: AMBULANCE AND EXTRA ARMED GARDAÍ AT STAND-OFF WITH MURDER SUSPECT was last modified: October 12th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Kieran McLaughlinMurder suspectsiegelast_img read more


4 LANTERNS USL: AWAY DAY WINS FOR ROVERS, DRUMKEEN, CITY & HOOPS


first_img4 Lanterns USL Results & Reports Bonagee Utd. 1 2 Letterkenny RoversSwilly Rovers 0 4 Cockhill Celtic Finn Harps Res. 1 2 Drumkeen Utd.Fanad Utd. 1 4 Derry City Res. ReportsDerry Get Win in FanadFanad Utd. 1Derry City Res. 4The young Fanad United side were no match for the very impressive Derry City Reserves side in this match which was played in glorious conditions in Traigh-a-Loch. Derry started strongly and took the lead in the second minute. A Nathan Boyle cross was met at the back post by Ciaran Harkin who made no mistake. Derry continued to push and in the 10th minute a Cormac Burke shot was well blocked by Johnny Logue. It didn’t take long for Derry to extend their lead however as in the 12th minute a cross from the right from Shay Dunlop deceived young Fanad keeper Shane Graham and Cormac Burke scored with a header. Fanad to their credit kept trying and in the 15th minute Derry had their keeper Ciaran Gallagher to thank when he blocked a Kevin Murray header from a Declan Sweeney free kick. Derry should have extended their lead in the 27th minute when Caolan McLaughlin missed a free header at the back post following a corner. Fanad were given hope in the second minute of the second half. Following a defensive mix up, David Edwards finished into the bottom corner from close range to reduce the deficit. Derry however responded in spectacular fashion 2 minutes later. When the ball broke to Cormac Burke 30 yards out, he unleashed an unstoppable swerving shot into the top corner. 5 minute later Derry put the game to bed. Michael Barr’s cross from the right was met by the un-marked Conor McDermott who made no mistake with his header. Fanad continued to battle and in the 65th minute substitute Oisin Hasset went on a mazy run and his final shot was well saved by Gallagher. In the 67th minute, youth team captain Dean McCarry struck the cross bar with a fantastic 25 yard free kick after Johnny Logue was fouled. There were few more chances by either side after that although in the final minute Conor McDermott will be wondering how he didn’t score Derry’s fifth when he missed an open goal from 4 yards out. On this showing Derry won’t be far away from the top of the table come the end of the season. Best for Fanad were Kevin Murray, Johnny Logue, David Edwards. Best for Derry were Caolan McLoughlin, Cormac Burke and Conor McDermottFanad United: Shane Graham, Ronan Sweeney (Oisin Hasset 60), Joe Friel, Declan Sweeney, Kevin Murray, Glenn McNulty (Shay Durning 13), Dean McCarry, Brian McVeigh, David Edwards, Johnny Logue, Conor Mathewson (Kyle Burke 41) 
Derry City: Ciaran Gallagher, Shay Dunlop, Mark Timlin, Conor Barr, Caolan McLaughlin, Cormac Burke, Ciaran Harkin, Nathan Boyle, Conal Kelly, Conor McDermott, Michael Barr. 
Ref. S. TonerDrumkeen Beat Harps Drumkeen Utd. 2Finn Harps Res. 1Finn Harps Reserves the visitors to St  Patrick’s Park on a sunny Easter Sunday, The home side welcomed Ryan Gildea and David Shovlin back to their starting line up, Drumkeen had several chance in the first half ,Conor Carlin ran on to a Eunan Kelly flick on but his effort went narrowly wide of the post, Eunan Kelly also shot wide after he was put in by Shovlin. Darren McCready also had a lovely effort well saved by Shaun Patton, Harps were lively and were dangerous on the break but Stephen Conroy didn’t have to make a save until the 25th minute, the first half ended scoreless, Both teams started the second half brightly, Darren McCready Had a couple of efforts that went over the bar,at the other end Harps forced few corners and a couple of free kicks which were well dealt with by the home defence, The first goal of the game came on seventy minutes, David Shovlin passed to Ronan Coyle who played a lovely pass to Darren Cassidy who fired it home. Drumkeen doubled their lead shortly after when they were awarded a penalty, Conor Carlin was brought down in the box and referee Vincent Mc Laughlin had no hesitation in pointing to the spot, he also gave a straight red card to Harps defender for the last man tackle. Darren McCready took the penalty and made no mistake., That looked like game over but with just a couple of minutes left Harps pulled a goal back, A Gareth Harkin corner was headed home by Graham Fisher, this made for a nervy last few minutes for the home side but they held on and got a hard earned win,DRUMKEEN Stephen Conroy, Michael Carroll, Dean Bonner, Ryan Gildea, Paddy McLaughlin, Philip Whyte, Darren Cassidy, Darren McCready, Eunan Kelly, Conor Carlin, David Shovlin, subs Chris Mc Bride on for white 65 mins, Ronan Coyle on for Kelly 71 mins, Gavin Reilly on for Carroll 71 mins, FINN HARPS, Shaun Patton, Graham Fisher, Shane Porter,, Paul McDermott ,Ryan Curran, Darragh Black, Mark Forker, Shane Buchanan, Paul McVeigh, Gareth Harkin, Ciaran Scanlon, SUBS Matthew Henry on for Shane Buchanan 68 mins, Dean Mc Connell on for Darragh Black, Chris Flanagan on for Ryan Curran, Referee Vincent McLaughlin.Macca Goal Wins Letterkenny DerbyBonagee Utd. 1Letterkenny Rovers 2Letterkenny Rovers claimed all three points in this local derby, but were made to work hard for their victory by a good performance by the home side.  Clear cut chances were scarce in the first forty five, with only Frankie McBrearty’s effort from distance that Jason Quinn expertly pushed onto the post was the only opportunity of note.  The second half sprung to life when just thirty seconds from the kick off, the visitors to the lead.  A throw in from Kevin McGrath reached Darren McElwaine on the edge of the box. The Convoy man laid the ball off to Steve Okakpu, who drilled home from ten yards.  The visitors doubled their lead in the 59th minute. McElwaine, who battled well with the Bonagee defence all afternoon, scored after a goalmouth scramble. This somehow spurred Bonagee into life and they had a couple of good chances just after that when Aidan McLaughlin struck the bar from close range and Aaron Harkin made Quinn push one around the post.  McLaughlin did reduce the deficit with fourteen minutes to go when he turned inside the area and placed the ball into the far corner. Bonagee did pushed for an equaliser, but Letterkenny held out for all three points in their pursuit for silverware this season.  Best for Bonagee were Frankie McBrearty and Daryl McBrearty, with John Doherty & Aaron O’Hagan excelling for the away team.Bonagee: Darren Smyth, Jamie Lynagh, Daryl McDermott, Darek Frankowski, Gareth Breslin, Mark Harkin, Frankie McBrearty, Daryl Brown, Aaron Harkin, Aidan McLaughlin & Kevin Barr.Letterkenny Rovers: Jason Quinn, Barry O Donnell, John Doherty, Johnny Minnock, Neil Lloyd, Matt Harkin, Aaron O Hagan, Kevin Deery, Kevin McGrath, Darren McElwaine & Oisin McMenamin.Cockhill Cruise in Ramelton SunSwilly Rovers 0Cockhill Celtic 4Champions Cockhill maintained their place at the top of the 4 Lanterns USL table after a good victory in a sun drenched Ramelton on Easter Sunday over a disappointing Swilly Rovers who will take on UCC in the first round of the FAI Cup next weekend. A double from Gerald “Jazzer” McLaughlin and further strikes from Mark Moran and Derek Doherty sent the Inishowen men home with full points after a job well done as they prepare for a top of the table clash with Letterkenny Rovers next weekend.Swillys Dylan Hegarty was just wide with a 25 yard free on four minutes. Mark Moran corner on 6 mins and Gerard Mc Laughlin scored from 6 yards to make Cockhill 1-0 leaders. As the goal was scored there was a foul on swilly keeper Wade who needed treatment for several minutes. A Mark Moran header on ten minutes, Gerard Mc Lauglin headed home to make it 2-0 to Cockhill. Gareth Wade denied Mark Moran with a super save on 17 minutes. Laurence Toland to Mc Hugh to Mooney, great save by Cullen in the Cockhill goal to deny Mooney on twenty minutes. Martin Mc Daid hit the post for Swilly on 21 minutes. Cockhills Mark Moran made it 3-0 firing home from 10 yards on 26 minutes. Derek Doherty’s deflected show made it 4-0 on 40 minutes. Swilly David Fisher shot inches wide on 50 minutes. Swilly improved a lot in the second half but the damage had already been done. Injuries during the game to Ryan Shields and Gareth Wade certainly did not help the Swilly cause.Match Referee: Paul DuddySwilly Rovers: Gareth Wade, Darren Dunsworth, Gareth Collioun, Marty Boyce, Dylan Hegarty, Ryan Shields, David Fisher, Marty Mc Daid, Michael Mc Hugh, Laurence Toland, Calvin Mooney.Subs: Mark Wilson, Cathal Diver, Duncan Patterson, Damien Friel, Ryan Mc Daid, John RoulstoneCockhill Celtic: Gavin Cullen, Kieran Mc Lauglin, Peter Doherty, Jonny Hauelin, William O Connor, Derek Doherty, Liam O’Donnell, Malachy Mc Dermott, Gerard Mc Laughlin, Mark Moran, James BradleySubs: Conor Kelly, Oisin Mc Colgan, Michael Moore, Lee Mc Carron, Paul Mc Kinley, Aidan O DonnellFixtures4 Lanterns USLWednesday, April 23rd at 6:45pmSwilly Rovers v Fanad Utd. Ref. V. McLaughlinFriday, April 25th at 7pmDrumkeen Utd. v Derry City Res. Ref. T. McAreeSunday, April 27th at 2pmCockhill Celtic v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. P. DuddyBonagee Utd. v Finn Harps Res. Ref. P. Coll4 LANTERNS USL: AWAY DAY WINS FOR ROVERS, DRUMKEEN, CITY & HOOPS was last modified: April 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:senior donegal soccersoccerUSLlast_img read more


Redknapp sees improved QPR worry United


first_imgManchester United 3 QPR 1New manager Harry Redknapp watched from the stands as QPR produced a credible display despite suffering another defeat.Jamie Mackie gave them a shock lead seven minutes into the second half, tapping in the loose ball after Kieron Dyer’s cross-shot had been parried by keeper Anders Lindegaard.Manchester United hit back with three goals in the space of eight minutes – and yet again it was set pieces that proved to be Rangers’ undoing.Jonny Evans applied the finishing touch from a yard out to equalise after Wayne Rooney’s corner had been headed down by Danny Welbeck.And Darren Fletcher headed home another Rooney corner to put Sir Alex Ferguson’s men ahead.Javier Hernandez made the game safe for United with a composed strike after Anderson had run at the wilting R’s defence.Redknapp inherits a struggling side from Mark Hughes, whose team selection – made before he was fired on Friday morning – reflected the Welshman’s desire to get back to basics with the help of Rangers’ most trusted players.Esteban Granero was dropped to the bench along with Anton Ferdinand, Junior Hoilett and Samba Diakite.Stalwarts Clint Hill, Shaun Derry and Jamie Mackie were given starting places, while Stephane Mbia returned from a three-match ban and Dyer after his latest injury.The changes had a noticeable effect, with Rangers much more solid than their thrown-together band of big-name signings have been so far this season.A great last-ditch challenge by Derry thwarted Paul Scholes, while Robin van Persie and Ashley Young both fired wide as United dominated much of the first half.Rangers threatened on the counter-attack and had the ball in the net when Mackie headed in from Djibril Cisse’s cross, but the effort was rightly ruled out for offside.But there was no room for doubt when Mackie was on hand to open the scoring and stun Old Trafford.Ferguson responded with a double change, sending on Hernandez and Anderson.By the 68th minute his team were in front and in the 72nd they scored again, Hernandez finishing nicely after being set up by his fellow substitute.QPR: Julio Cesar, Dyer, Hill, Nelsen, Mbia, Traore (Ferdinand 61), Derry, Faurlin (Granero 84), Mackie, Taarabt (Hoilett 73), Cisse. Subs not used: Green, Diakite, Wright-Phillips, Ephraim. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Music is a Great Investment for Social Cohesion and Nation Building


first_imgMusic is a great way to foster social cohesion and nation building. This is the basis upon which Music is a Great Investment (MIAGI) was established by opera singer, Robert Brooks and pianist, Ingrid Hedlund in 2001.  This is a Pretoria based Non-Profit Organisation with a vision of bringing people, particularly children and youth, together through music while creating platforms for creativity, self-expression, learning, employment, cultural exchange, social development and leadership development. The idea is that music transcends many differences and cultivates innovation.  South Africa contends with factors of racial, cultural, religious, class, gender and age differences. These factors, if not addressed in an intentional manner, can have an impact on the unity of members of society and their ability to work together towards the wellbeing of all its members; as well as the development of a common identity. MIAGI aims to address this through three main methods namely, the MIAGI Orchestra, the MIAGI Music and Community Centres and using the MIAGI international profile to attract investment for development work in South Africa.  The MIAGI Orchestra is made up of group of young South African men and women of all races. This is a classically trained orchestra that have created a unique sound by infusing elements of African Jazz into their compositions. The orchestra, in its makeup, symbolises South Africa’s diversity and through its unique sound demonstrates the country’s distinct Nation Brand to the world. The MIAGI Music and Community Centres aim to provide arts and culture education for children in informal communities. MIAGI has built, developed and managed a music centre on the premises of the Morris Isaacson High School in Soweto. The success of this Centre has inspired the development of an Arts Complex in Khayelitsha aimed at young children. Through the high level visibility of the Orchestra’s international events and the success of Music and Community Centres, MIAGI has attracted investment from the international donor community. The investment has gone a long way in propelling MIAGI’s success.  Follow MIAGI on their official website and on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to find where you can catch the orchestra performing and how you can play your part.last_img read more