first_imgMadang FC coach Bob Morris says the team will be named with the  first 11 to take the field and the reserves tomorrow afternoon before going into camp.Coach Morris says it will be a tough decision but he is adamant that the team will produce good results on the weekend.He says the team is preparing well with the two Komolong brothers Alwin and Felix expected to play their first game on home soil this weekend.Morris says  that the team will have three home games this season with the first one against Besta United and then Welgris United and Lae City Dwellers.He says with the support of patron and Madang Governor Jim Kas, the team has enough players to run well this season. Morris says that this weekend’s game is a must-win game because in the first round they lost to Besta United 2-0.last_img read more

first_imgCoach Ludlow Barker says Calabar High are now setting their sights on lifting a third consecutive all island title after  beating Camperdown High, in game three of the ISSA Southern Conference schools basketball final at G.C. Foster on Wednesday. Calabar won the series 2-1 to claim their second successive hold on the title. In a repeat of last season’s final, Calabar held on to beat their opponents 64-61 in a pulsating match. The champions raced into a 14-8 lead after the first quarter and were ahead 31-24 at the half-time break. They increased their advantage to 10 points (57-47) at the end of the third quarter after outscoring their opponent 26-23 in that stanza. However, the Oneil Brown-coached team came storming back in the final period but Calabar held out until the final whistle. Barker said it was the championship pedigree of his players which saw them through the nervy last few moments of the games. “Camperdown kept plugging away, stepping up on defence and we made some mistakes and they got back in the game. But we are a championship team and we handled the pressure at the end and came through with the victory,” he said. “We are still not finished because we have a goal in mind. Our objective is to take the all island triple. We gave up our summer, our Christmas and really put in the work and now we are reaping the rewards. We are taking it one step at a time, as we are in no hurry, it is a process and we respect all teams,” he added. Meanwhile, Camperdown’s Brown thought poor officiating denied his team the comeback but said they are looking to make amends with the national title. “We started out slow but got back in the game. But the last five minutes I though poor officiating cost us. When the game is that close the officials have to let both teams play to decide who wins the game,” Brown said. Calabar’s Shyeim Powell was named MVP of the finals and received a 10″ tablet courtesy of overseas-based past players.   The all-island play-offs will begin on Monday.last_img read more

first_imgBeaverlodge RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to find whoever removed “illuminators” from Highway 671, west of Range Road 123.Illuminators are white posts that have black tape and reflective stripes and are usually used to mark road corners or intersections.- Advertisement -Police say they initially believed the illuminators may have been hit by a piece of equipment and had fallen off.However, they say it seems that the illuminators were actually carefully removed, a feat that would have taken a considerable amount of time.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Beaverlodge RCMP at 780-354-2955 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img

first_imgTwo of those losses were to heavyweights Mark Hunt and current UFC star Mirko Cro Cop. After a relatively uneventful first round which saw the two fighters feeling one another out for the majority of the round, Henderson took the fight to the ground and dominated the champion by holding top position for the majority of the five-minute stanza. Henderson landed several shoulder strikes, which seemed to daze Silva on a couple of occasions. Coming out for the third round, Henderson seemed content to stand and strike with the usually sure-fisted Silva. Henderson, a member of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, landed a spinning backfist to Silva’s chin. Seconds later, the two were exchanging blows in mid-ring and a left hook by Henderson landed square on Silva’s chin, sending him flat on his back to the mat. “Indescribable. It’s just indescribable right now,” Henderson said after the fight on pay-per-view. “Everybody’s always talking about my right hand, but I guess I have a hell of a left hook, too.” Nick Diaz, making his PRIDE debut after an up-and-down run with UFC, caught lightweight champion Takanori Gomi in a triangle choke, forcing the champion to tap out in the second round of their non-title fight. Henderson, who already held the welterweight (185 pounds) title coming into the fight, becomes the first mixed martial arts fighter to hold titles in two weight classes for a major organization. PRIDE middleweights fight at 205 pounds. Silva had held the middleweight title since 2001, losing only in tournament-style events. The first round will likely go down as one of the best in mixed martial arts history as the two fighters exchanged blows at a torrid pace. Gomi was so spent, he could barely keep his hands above his waist, let alone block Diaz’s strikes. Meanwhile, Diaz was nearly knocked out and suffered a cut under his eye, which would only become worse in the second round. For more on this card, and to share your thoughts on MMA, visit James Melroy’s blog at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img In a night filled with upsets, Dan Henderson’s surprising victory over Wanderlei Silva on Saturday night in the main event of “PRIDE 33: The Second Coming” at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas was also a history-making outcome. Henderson, a native of Downey, knocked out Silva with a left hook 2:08 into the third round to capture the middleweight championship. last_img read more

first_imgLouis van Gaal praised his team’s fighting spirit in their 3-2 win against an Arsenal side he described as the Premier League’s “best”, and welcomed the improved Old Trafford atmosphere.“When the players are fighting for every ball, that inspires the crowd,” explained the Dutchman after the game.“We scored three fantastic goals, from fantastic attacks and then we were defending the result in a fighting way.”The victory for Van Gaal’s side left Arsenal trailing league leaders Leicester by five points, and the travelling fans despondent over the Gunners’ title hopes.But United’s manager rates Arsenal as the Premier League’s top team and welcomed a change in his own reception from the Old Trafford faithful after beating the Gunners.“Against the best team of the Premier League, that [performance] inspires fans and they were very enthusiastic even for me, so it’s nice to hear again.”last_img read more

first_imgBrighton manager Chris Hughton has signed a new four-year contract just days after the club missed out on promotion to the Barclays Premier League.A draw at Middlesbrough on the final day of the regular league season saw Brighton condemned to third place in the Sky Bet Championship, when automatic promotion was tantalisingly close.A painful play-off semi-final defeat followed at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday, meaning Brighton must try again next season to earn a place in the top flight.And the ambitious Seagulls board members trust Hughton to lead the challenge, handing him a new deal that runs until 2020.Brighton chairman Tony Bloom told the club’s official website: “Chris thoroughly deserves this new contract after such an outstanding season.“There is no doubt he is one of the best and most skilful managers in the country and we are delighted to be going into next season with Chris at the helm and leading our club, as we aim to go one step further and realise our ultimate aim of reaching the Premier League.” 1 Chris Hughton led the Seagulls to the Championship playoffs last_img read more

first_imgSmart Mums Market owners Antoinette Doherty, and Sandra Docherty pictured with Donegal Daily’s Commercial Director John Gildea.BUSINESS: A dynamic, vibrant and innovative new Donegal business – ‘Smart Mums Market’ have announced exciting new expansion plans.Smart Mums Market, is the brainchild of entrepreneurial duo Antoinette Doherty, and Sandra Docherty, both of whom hail from Buncrana.Both women lived in the UK, for the best part of a decade – and had both attended indoor markets for mums. On their return home, they identified a gap in that market and decided to start their own business.Smart Mums Market is an indoor market for buyers and sellers of baby and children’s nearly-new clothes, shoes, toys and equipment for 0-10 years; including buggies, bikes, cots, nursery furniture, large indoor and outdoor toys, maternity gear and everything else that comes with raising children.Speaking at the Buncrana Enterprise Town event on Friday afternoon they explained their idea behind their business.“We both lived in the UK for over ten years, and we both attended markets that focused on the trading of quality children and baby items. “When we both moved back home, we spoke about the gap that existed in the market for something similar here, and we were both confident there would be a demand for it.“Thankfully, we’ve been proved right, we’ve done six markets across Inishowen and Letterkenny, and they’ve been a great success, the response has been incredible.”The ambitious duo are so delighted with the appetite and demand for their markets, that they plan on expanding it out to other counties.“We’re hoping to branch out now in the next few months, we want to replicate what we’ve done in Donegal on a bigger scale.“We’re currently in the process of building a new website, and we’ll control everything through that, we just need to identify people in those counties that can run the markets for us in their respective areas. The next Smart Mums Market is on Saturday May 14th, and the girls are encouraging anyone who hasn’t attended the markets before to drop in.“We ensure the products up for sale are of a high quality, we vet each stall, and thankfully since we started the products on offer have all been genuinely top-class.“We’ve got a market next month, and it’s being held at the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny, so anyone who would be interested in setting up a stall can contact us through Facebook.” DONEGAL ENTREPRENEURS BEHIND ‘SMART MUMS MARKET’ SET TO EXPAND was last modified: April 18th, 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:BusinessEnterpriseexpansionFeaturesnewsSmart Mums Marketlast_img read more

first_imgONE of England’s leading Protestant clergymen has hit out at the treatment of the Catholic Bishop of Raphoe.Dr George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury and a household name in Britain, is furious at what he sees as attacks on the rights of Christians.And responding to complaints made against Bishop Philip Boyce from humanists about a sermon at Knock last year, Dr Carey said it was preposterous. In an article for the UK edition of the Daily Mail, Dr Carey writes today: “In Ireland, a country where religion has played an even more central role than our own, things have gone further.“Following complaints from a humanist, the Bishop of Raphoe was interviewed by police and a file passed to the Director of Public Prosecutions over comments the Bishop made as part of a sermon he preached at the Knock shrine.“And what did he say that caused such offence? That the Catholic Church in Ireland is being ‘attacked from outside by the arrows of a secular and godless culture’ and that ‘the distinguishing mark of Christian believers is the fact they have a future; it is not that they know all the details that await them, but they know in general terms that their life will not end in emptiness’. For this, Bishop Boyce was accused of inciting hatred.“Now that’s one case, brought in a foreign country, possibly by someone deliberately seeking publicity, but on that basis, I should be expecting a visit from the police for writing this article and, indeed, for many sermons I’ve preached over the years which, while always intending to be loving and inclusive to all, may well have contained similar sentiments.  “Should we be preparing ourselves for the sight of uniformed officers marching down the aisle of a church and dragging off a priest simply because of what he’s just said in the pulpit?“It sounds preposterous, but that’s certainly the way Britain seems to be heading. We’ve become enslaved to multiculturalism, political correctness and so-called equal rights, so obsessed with the idea of minimising any possible offence to any minority group that we don’t seem to have realised that one of the great British human qualities — tolerance — has now been replaced by intolerance.”© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on more: LEADER OF ENGLISH ANGLICANS JUMPS TO DEFENCE OF BISHOP BOYCE was last modified: February 11th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgMichael McGrath has passed away peacefully at the Donegal Hospice.The Letterkenny man, aged 40, was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer late last year.The married father-of-one’s plight united the entire community who responded magnificently to Michael’s plea for funds to undergo pioneering treatment in Austria. As well as numerous local fundraising campaigns, a Go Fund Me page set up by Michael’s family raised more than €167,000 ensuring he could have his treatment immediately.Michael, his wife Susan and sister Mary flew to Vienna in December and returned to enjoy a memorable Christmas with his little son Senán.He returned to Austria in January but his suffered complications with his treatment and flew back to Donegal last week.After a brave fight filled with dignity and hope, the much-loved and respected GAA fan and St Eunan’s stalwart passed away peacefully at the Donegal Hospice last night. Sincere sympathy is extended to Susan, Senan as well as Michael’s family including dad Pat, mum Mary, sisters Bernadette and Mary and brother Anthony, and a wide circle of friends at this trying time.Michael’s remains will repose at his family home at Listillion from 5pm, today (Friday).His funeral arrangements will be confirmed later.Huge sadness as brave Michael passes away peacefully after heroic battle was last modified: February 3rd, 2018 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:donegalfamilyletterkennymichael mcgrathpassingRIPlast_img read more