Former national youth and New York Red Bull striker Junior Flemmings watched from the stands as his hometown club, Tivoli Gardens, carved out a 1-0 win over Maverley-Hughenden, courtesy of Elton Thompson’s added-time goal. This was in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the Edwards Seaga Sports Complex yesterday. The former Jamaica College Manning Cup captain, who is back home on holidays, starred for the Red Bulls’ affiliate team in the just-concluded USL season and, after his impressive debut campaign, has been called up to train with the first team. The highly-rated youth striker is not only confident of making the Red Bulls first team, but he also intends to establish himself as a professional and a senior national player this year. “So far, my journey (overseas) has been good and in the next couple of weeks, I will know what the interest (from Red Bulls first team) is. So far, it has been very positive with me getting into the first team. It’s just for me to go back in these next two to three weeks of preseason and show that I deserve to be in the first team,” Flemmings said. VERY CONFIDENT “I am very confident because of the feedback from coach Jesse Marsch, as the thing with Red Bulls is they like players with speed, and that’s what I bring to the table. When I get it (ball), I don’t hesitate, I go at people and make things happen,” he commented. Even though he is still recovering from a meniscus (knee) injury he got in the summer, he says he is ready to do what it takes to make the next step up. Flemmings also hopes to make his senior national debut this year. “I have received some words from them (national coaching staff) and they are looking to bring me into the team as soon as possible, but I am still nursing a knee injury. I think 2017 is the breakout year for me I am going to be 21 in a few weeks and I want it to be a good year and the year to start my profession career,” he said. Meanwhile, Thompson’s late strike gave Tivoli Gardens their eighth win in their last ten games as the West Kingston side stayed second with 35 points – three behind Montego Bay United, who stopped Waterhouse 2-1.
MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The pre-ordained outcome did not dampen the celebrations inside the Lima Convention Centre as the Paris and Los Angeles delegations cheered and congratulated each other.IOC President Thomas Bach — a driving force behind the decision to award 2024 and 2028 at the same time — hailed the joint award as a “win-win-win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s a magical, unique victory,” said jubilant Paris 2024 bid co-leader Tony Estanguet as French President Emmanuel Macron saluted a “victory for France.”Los Angeles 2028 leaders were similarly ecstatic. A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments End of his agony? 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OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Eagles topple Maroons As the tussle for 2024 unfolded, and as the field thinned to leave just Los Angeles and Paris, the IOC’s determination to secure two high-quality bids for the next two summer games became apparent.In July, the IOC announced it would award the staging rights for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics at the same meeting in Lima, laying the way for a swift agreement between the two over the running order.‘We cracked the code’ “We cracked the code when the IOC changed the formula,” Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti told AFP.“We’ve talked to a lot of folks who said it used to be about one corner of the room celebrating and the rest crying.”“I think in this world we have enough losers today, or enough divisions, or enough people who go after their dreams only to have them crushed.“I think we showed that dreams can come true.”The smooth finish to the race also eliminates the risk of the vote being tainted by the sort of scandal that has embroiled the ballot for the 2016 Olympics.The IOC was left tackling a fresh wave of graft allegations last week when investigators in Brazil swooped on the country’s Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman.Nuzman stands accused of plotting to bribe IOC members into awarding Rio de Janeiro the 2016 Games at a 2009 vote in Copenhagen. Break new ground BACKSTORY: LA mayor opens door slightly to 2028 Games if 2024 is no go“This was the right answer, it was about fraternity, it was about friendship, it was about finding a win-win,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told AFP.IOC chief Bach meanwhile said the Olympic movement had secured the result “we were looking for.”“I couldn’t be more happy than I am right now,” Bach said. “We have the two best possible games for the Olympics in 2024 and 2028, in two great Olympic countries.”The vote marked the final act of a campaign that had been stripped of the usual intrigue ever since Paris and Los Angeles agreed to carve up 2024 and 2028 following encouragement from the IOC.ADVERTISEMENT READ: LA loves the Olympics, even though they’re 11 years awayThird time luckyThe 2024 Games will mark the third time Paris has staged the Olympics, coming exactly 100 years after they last hosted the Games.“It’s a great feeling of happiness to be bringing the Games back to Paris after 100 years,” Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said.In Paris, giant Olympic rings were unveiled in front of the Eiffel Tower just after the announcement was made as a small crowd celebrated in driving rain.The 2028 Olympics will be the first held in the United States since the chaotic 1996 Games in Atlanta.It will also mark the third time that Los Angeles has hosted the Olympics following successful editions in 1932 and 1984.Paris and Los Angeles emerged from the initial bidding race for the 2024 Games after a number of cities withdrew citing waning public support and concerns over budget.Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Boston all fell by the wayside during the competition, reflecting the political difficulties in persuading voters that staging the Olympics is worth the multi-billion-dollar price tag.IOC chief Bach first signaled publicly that the double-award of an Olympics could be on the agenda in December last year, lamenting that the bidding process produced “too many losers”. 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 The allegations swirling around Rio’s bid revived memories of the Salt Lake City bribery scandal, which led to 20 IOC members being either kicked out of the Olympics’ ruling body or pleading guilty to accepting bribes for votes.French investigators meanwhile have already announced they are investigating the 2013 vote in Buenos Aires which awarded the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo, following reports of secret payments into a Singapore-based bank account linked to the son of disgraced former world athletics chief Lamine Diack.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (L) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti are seen on a giant screen during the presentation of LA 2028 before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members at the 131st IOC session in Lima on September 13, 2017.The IOC meeting in Lima confirmed Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body. AFPLIMA—Paris and Los Angeles celebrated their coronation as host cities for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics here Wednesday, delivering a jolt of good news for the International Olympic Committee as it battles escalating corruption allegations.In a drama-free conclusion to a three-year bidding race, IOC members voted unanimously to rubber-stamp a deal hashed out in July for Paris to be given 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.ADVERTISEMENT
The New Nigel’s Supermarket on Friday reopened its doors under new ownership promising affordable prices to all Guyanese, as well as the best customer service.At the opening, the proprietor of the supermarket, Otillo Pereira said the store officially opens for business today.Lights on. The New Nigel’s Supermarket reopens for businessThe Supermarket will be open from 07:00h to 23:00h on weekdays and 08:00h to 11:00h on weekends and holidays.Pereira said he always had a vision of being the owner of such an edifice but was indeed shocked when the previous owner, Nigel Johnson, told him he believes he has what it takes to expand the business.The Supermarket has been around for at least 20 years and is known to many Guyanese who look forward to shopping in comfort while benefitting from a wide variety of perfectly priced goods.The air-conditioned environment welcomed scores into the building with warm greetings from some 60 employees, who have already been hired, at the opening.The spacious aisles cater for a comfortable shopping experience and a number of cashiers are available to ensure the lines are kept short.On the note of lines, Pereira told Guyana Times that a special cashier will attend to customers who hold a VIP card. Loyalty cards are also obtainable which gains points for the customer every time they shop in the store.He said, “I am not here just about the competition because if you give the people what they want, the people will find you wherever you are and my vision in keeping the market is to keep the people”.“We will supply good customer service (and) we will find out what the people want…if it’s with good price, if it’s with good quality, if it’s based on relationship,” Pereira posited.He assured that the supermarket had done a survey to check on their competitors’ prices which guarantees that the New Nigel’s Supermarket is the best place to shop all year round.Nigel’s Supermarket was forced to close its services a few years ago after it encountered some challenges. The New Nigel’s is, however, back on the market.
Andros Townsend had opened the scoring early on for Palace before Patrick van Aanholt made it two just after the break but United hit back through Chris Smalling, Romelu Lukaku and ultimately Matic.Matic has managed to claim the accolade four times since his debut with the club, after he was named Man of the Match in their 4-0 wins over West Ham and Everton, and in the 2-1 victory against West Brom Albion back in December.The Serbian scored a 30-yard thunderbolt but also put in an impressive performance on the field, managing to complete 73 passes in the game – a record no other midfielder has managed on the pitch.The 29-year-old was thrilled with his contribution to their incredible win and it was deemed an even more wonderful feat as it was his first goal in a United shirt.“I’m happy I’ve scored my first goal for Manchester United. I know it’s not my job but I’m glad it got us the three points,” he told the club’s website.The men in Red managed to turn the game around and remove any form of doubt that the fans and manager may have had after Crystal Palace took a two-goal lead.“After the second goal it was very difficult for us to come back; we showed character and did exactly what the manager wanted us to do. In these kind of games, if we can manage to win we can compete for the title. The quality is there but we have to be honest – we need to do more,” Matic added.United boss Jose Mourinho, who previously worked with Matic at Chelsea, told his club’s website that it is not the first time the midfielder has found the net from long range – as he recalled goals he scored against Everton and Sporting in the Champions league.“He scored with Chelsea an amazing goal like this one at Goodison Park against Everton,” Mourinho said.“He scored a winning goal in Lisbon in the Champions League against Sporting; he’s scored a few goals – not many – but he’s scored a few goals.”Mourinho further added: “This season against Benfica, it was half a goal for him and half a goal for the Benfica goalkeeper [Mile Svilar]. But it is a goal of two extra points.”Matic will continue to be a key player for the club ahead of a run of three successive home games in three different competitions, starting with a visit of rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic celebrates scoring his team’s winner against Crystal PalaceMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 6 – Twitter is always the place to be when Manchester United wants to decide on their Man of the Match, as they give the fans the chance to vote for their favourite player.Nemanja Matic was named as United’s best performer on Monday night to give the Red Devils a cracker of a win at Selhurst Park. The Serbian scored a startling goal to secure an impressive come-from-behind 3-2 victory against Crystal Palace.
0Shares0000Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly (right) rises highest to beat Radamel Falcao to a header during a tight first half in Russia. Photo/COURTSYSAMARA, Russia, June 28 – A powerful header from Barcelona’s Yerry Mina fired Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Group H rivals Senegal, who crashed out due to a poorer disciplinary record than Japan.Colombia and Japan will play either England or Belgium, who were playing later Thursday. The South Americans, looking to reach the latter stages after reaching the quarter-finals in Brazil, risked going out of the tournament at the first hurdle.But after seeing the video assistant referee come to their rescue in a disappointing first half, Colombia were handed a last-16 lifeline 13 minutes from the end when Mina rose to meet a corner from the right and direct a header into the roof of Khadim Ndiaye’s net.Poland’s 1-0 consolation win over Japan meant the Asians finished level with Senegal, who were agonisingly eliminated because they were issued six yellow cards in the competition, two more than Japan.In Samara, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman kept faith with the attacking front line that thumped Poland 3-0, with midfielders Juan Quintero, James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado providing the support for striker Radamel Falcao up front.But by the end of an entertaining first half, Pekerman was forced to tinker when Rodriguez was forced off with an injury problem and replaced by Luis Muriel.Before then, Senegal had shown attacking potency but, all too often, failed to threaten David Ospina’s goal.Colombia’s best first-half chance came from a free-kick that saw Ndiaye dive to parry Juan Quintero’s powerful effort after Falcao had been sandwiched in mid-air.Yerry Mina scored for a second consecutive game© AFP Manan VATSYAYANAYet Colombia lacked pace and punch, and the trickery of Juan Cuadrado, so effective against Poland, failed to impress Senegal as they caught the Juventus man out more than once.When Cuadrado lost possession cheaply at the halfway line, Keita Balde sent Sadio Mane on his way towards goal before the Liverpool man fell under a challenge from defender Davinson Sanchez.Serbian referee Milorad Mazic pointed to the spot but amid Colombian protests he was called to consult the VAR, which showed Sanchez’s boot had made contact with the ball first.From another free kick Falcao was flagged offside when he headed Quintero’s floated delivery high and wide.Senegal responded, but Keita shot straight at Ospina after the ‘keeper had spilled a powerful drive by Mane.There was excitement among the Colombian fans when they learned Poland had scored against Japan, but Los Cafeteros struggled to do their bit.Hopes were raised when Quintero’s powerful free kick from the right was blocked in the area and fell to Muriel, whose shot was deflected out. From the corner, Falcao’s header was bundled wide.Penalty claims were waved away when Muriel fell dramatically under a challenge by Ndiaye as the ‘keeper rushed out to close him down.But the Samara stadium erupted as Colombia finally broke the deadlock.Cuadrado’s attempt to dribble into the area earned a corner, and Barcelona defender Mina rose highest to flash a header downwards that bounced up into the top of Ndiaye’s net on 77 minutes.Senegal rallied in the closing minutes and it took a series of great saves by Arsenal shot-stopped Ospina to keep Colombia in the tournament.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
THERE were mixed fortunes for Donegal teams today.Donegal’s Minors have won the Ulster League after a five point victory over Tyrone at Brewster Park in Enniskillen.Declan Bonner’s young charges beat the red-hand county 1-15 to 2-07 in the final clash, leading throughout and only conceding the second goal late on. Tyrone’s Cormac O’Hagan was also sent off. Lorcan Connor netted for Donegal from the penalty spot.John Campbell and Caolan McGonigle had great games for Donegal today; and but for Packie O’Neill in the Tyrone goal, Donegal’s win would have been much greater.However Donegal’s senior hurlers were denied by the smallest of margins in the Nicky Rackard Cup, going down 1-12 to 1-11 against Roscommon. BONNER LEADS DONEGAL MINORS TO ULSTER LEAGUE SUCCESS – BUT SENIOR HURLERS LOSE TO ROSSIES was last modified: April 26th, 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:donegalGAAhurlersMinors
RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Merino is valued at £10million by Newcastle By October, that move was made permanent after the Spaniard had played enough games to trigger a clause in the deal.Merino signed a five-year deal at the time, but his progress was halted by injury and Newcastle are ready to cash in on him this summer.Real Betis have already shown an interest in the midfielder, who is valued at around £10m. Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad have joined Real Betis in the race for Newcastle United midfielder Mikel Merino.The 21-year-old moved to St. James’ Park last summer from Borussia Dortmund and he initially joined on loan. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM three-way race Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 1 But, according to Mundo Deportivo, Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad have thrown their hats into the ring too.The Spanish pair have been alerted to Merino’s availability and are ready to match any bid made by Betis. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ TOP WORK Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? IN DEMAND LATEST REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing
Drumkeen Youth ClubWe are having our Easter quiz this Fri 05th April in St. Patrick’s hall @ 8pm, team of 4 only €20.Prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd and also for the best team name. Please support the quiz as our members have worked so hard getting ready for it. Questions to suit everyone, refreshments and raffle on the night. Annual Church Gate CollectionThe annual Sinn Féin church gate collection will take place this weekend Sat 6th and Sun 7th April. Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 27th Mar 02, 06, 18, 24. No jackpot winner, 4 winners. €25 each Daniel Slevin, Mountcharles. Teresa Mc Ginley, Dunfanaghy. Fred c/o Buncrana. Joe Dickie, Gweedore. Next weeks jackpot €900 Go raibh maith agat.Adult Cardio Céili ClassAdult Cardio Céili Class this Wed 20th March in Kees Hotel Stranorlar at 7pm. Contact Louise on 085 7229575 for details.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608 Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Saturday @ 6pm) Please note the new deadline.DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: March 30th, 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:Drumkeen notes
Donegal All-Star forward Mark McHugh is one of four players who are understood to have sensationally left the county team.Mark McHughMcHugh’s shock departure comes less than a month before the county’s Ulster Championship clash with Derry.No reason has been given for the departure of McHugh and three other fringe players. The squad have recently returned from a team-building and warm weather training period in Portugal.Three substitutes, Thomas McKinley, Gary McFadden and Anton McFadden, are believed to have joined half-forward McHugh in walking out.Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has not yet confirmed the departure of the players.McHugh was not at training on Tuesday leading to speculation about his departure. The last eight Ulster match against Derry is on Sunday, 25 May.Donegal lost 1-16 to 1-10 in the Football League Division Two final at Croke Park last Sunday, a match in which Kilcar clubman McHugh was a substitute.McHugh won an All Star award in 2012 after helping Donegal to All-Ireland Championship success. SHOCK AS MARK McHUGH AND THREE OTHERS QUIT DONEGAL SQUAD was last modified: April 30th, 2014 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:donegalJim McGuinnessMark McHugh
The emergency services are attending the scene of an accident on the main Letterkenny to Lifford Road.Gardai are at the scene of the accident.The accident happened just before 9am close to Drumoghill.UPDATE: The road has since reopened and there are no serious casualties. EMERGENCY SERVICES AT SCENE OF CRASH ON LETTERKENY TO LIFFORD ROAD was last modified: May 3rd, 2014 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)