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first_img“StGC, StGC, StGC, StGC … a big side.”St George’s College’s student body and administrative members bellowed loud and clear as they celebrated their latest trophy acquisition, the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup, inside the institution’s auditorium at devotion yesterday morning.Their trophy cabinet houses 46 schoolboy football titles, and there was conviction at the latest celebration that they would add more, with the Walker Cup final still to play and also the Manning Cup semi-finals.FLOW Sponsorship Manager Stephen Miller presented the dazzling FLOW Super Cup and $1,000,000, while lauding their brand of football.”I am a football lover, and it’s not just the fact that George’s won the Super Cup, it’s how the man them win,” he said.”We consider the Super Cup the Champions’ League of schoolboy football, and you have a certain thing about championship teams like the Real Madrids, Barcelonas and the Man U’s. They don’t just win, they win and they entertain, and that is what St George’s did. They played the best football in the competition; they entertained the crowd,” Miller told the audience.St George’s emphatically defeated former champions Jamaica College 4-0 at a packed National Stadium last Saturday.The school won another major award as its striker, Alex Marshall, won the Golden Boot for his six goals, and will also receive a scholarship grant of $100,000 from FLOW.Marshall, clearly not the biggest talker, except with the ball at his feet, said: “On behalf of the Manning Cup team, we would like to thank you all for your support. We really appreciate it. Thank you. Love you very much.”He was accompanied by his proud mother.St George’s Old Boys’ Association representative Michael Chai said: “I firmly believe that we will be coming here another morning with a different trophy on the podium. I want to thank all those who helped to make this a reality.”The coaching staff, the sponsors who chipped in, whether with cash or kind, on behalf of the old boys, thanks again for making this a reality,” he underlined.Principal Margaret Campbell expressed gratitude.”We just want to say we are proud of you, and thank you so much for all that you continue to do for us,” she said.Inspirational captain Shevon Stewart stressed: “We will continue to work hard to make St George’s the best team in 2015 and beyond. Greater things are still left to come under the guidance of our coach, Neville Bell.”last_img read more

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first_imgMOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nambatac also believes that the lack of support from the substitutes has been one of the factors why the Knights are failing to close out games down the stretch.“That’s really our problem. We always lack the finishing kick. And the lack of support is a factor because our opponents know that they have to tire us out,” he said. “For me, it’s a big thing if we can get two or three bench guys who can step up and help us, where we can get at least three to four minutes to rest.”Despite Letran’s struggles, Nambatac is keeping a positive attitude moving forward, trusting that the team and coach Jeff Napa will find a way to address this glaring issue in the games to come.“I’m positive that we’ll find a way to fix that problem. We’re down, but that shouldn’t be a reason why we should lose focus on our season. We’re struggling, but we use this as a motivation to find a way to get through this. The season is still long, so we know we have to work and double the effort for us to get back up,” he said.Letran springs back into action next Tuesday against Arellano.ADVERTISEMENT Rey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRey Nambatac has pleaded for help from Letran’s bench players after the Knights side lost three of their first four games in NCAA Season 93.The latest blow was an 81-74 81-74 defeat to fierce rival San Beda where only six players from Letran contributed in scoring.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img 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 LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur NBA: Chauncey Billups was aware of Irving’s trade request while in interview with Cavs Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “The opponents know that our bench is shallow compared to the other teams, so it’s easy for them to scout us because they know who’s going to contribute,” the senior guard said in Filipino on Tuesday.Most of the Knights’ offensive load have come from Nambatac, Bong Quinto, Jerrick Balanza, and JP Calvo, with big men Jeo Ambohot and Lance Vacaro churning out a few good games.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’But that hasn’t been enough for Letran so far and Nambatac knows the team has to address that issue sooner than later.“Hopefully, we get three or four players from our bench to step up because it’s going to be difficult for us go-to guys to play without getting any rest. Come second round or the crucial games, maybe that’s when we can’t help our team because of fatigue, so we really need our bench,” he said. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s been just two wins, but University of Santo Tomas’ late season success is slowly changing the Golden Tigresses’ story in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.UST had an abysmal stretch in the middle of its schedule when it lost five straight games, an unprecedented streak in the school’s history, that almost stripped the Golden Tigresses of their contender status.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims James scores 37, Cavs beat Nets for 5th straight win Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The Golden Tigresses have corrected their mistakes and their four-set win over National University, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-9,on Sunday saw their record go up to 4-7 while keeping them in the hunt fort a Final Four spot.And with two consecutive wins, UST captain Cherry Rondina couldn’t help but wonder why they weren’t able to win games earlier in the season.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“I was thinking earlier that why weren’t we able to do this in the first round,” said Rondina in Filipino. “Although this win over NU will really help us individually as we head on to face stronger opponents.”“I know that everything happens for a reason so we just have to deal with the earlier losses, it’s just sad that we’ve just experienced winning this late in the season.” MOST READ The Golden Tigresses are still in sixth place in the standings and are two games behind the 6-5 Lady Bulldogs but Rondina knows their win over NU didn’t just help them in the standings.“We know that we can beat the strong teams and we won’t ever underestimate ourselves because we can win against those teams that are better than us,” said Rondina, who had 25 points.“This win really helped with our confidence, I hope this continues.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgBoston has lost five of six since returning from the All-Star break. Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Al Horford finished with 19 points.Boston did a decent job trying to contain Harden, limiting him to 14-of-31 shooting from the field and nine free throw attempts.But the Celtics were inefficient when they had the ball, shooting 48 percent (37 of 77) for the game and 29 percent (8 of 28) from beyond the arc.The Celtics started the fourth quarter with a 17-6 run to cut what had been a 28-point deficit to 106-96 with 6:08 to play.Terry Rozier got fouled on a 3-pointer at the five-minute mark, but missed all three free throws.ADVERTISEMENT Harden had 42 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter and Houston held on to beat Boston 115-104 on Sunday for its fifth straight victory.Harden made six 3-pointers and scored 40 or more points for the 24th time this season. Houston entered the day in fifth place in the Western Conference standings, a game behind of fourth-place Oklahoma City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Eric Gordon added 32 points and had eight 3-pointers.“We’re finally healthy, so yeah. It feels good,” Harden said. “We winning, guys know their roles, we’re executing defensively, we’re helping each other out, we’re talking. That’s all it’s about.” Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title FAST STARTHouston was the more aggressive team on both ends from the outset and led 65-43 at the half. Harden (23 points) and Gordon (20 points) matched the Celtics’ output by themselves in the opening 24 minutes.The Celtics were often careless in the half court on offense. They turned it over five times in the five minutes of the game, leading to 10 Rockets’ points.Boston’s giveaways were exacerbated by its slowness getting back in transition.Other times the Celtics failed to help out teammates when they were beaten off the dribble, allowing the Rockets — and particularly Harden — to get uncontested layups. Houston scored 16 of its first 31 points in the paint.Boston hoped to get some defensive help with Aron Baynes returning to action after missing this last 11 games with a left foot contusion. But Harden repeatedly forced the Celtics to switch Baynes onto him on defense. Harden easily drove past the big man for layups on three occasions.When Boston did have the ball, they often settled for jumpers or tried to attack Houston one-on-one.With the Celtics trailing 53-36 late in the first half Marcus Morris airballed a desperation 3-pointer as the shot clock wound down, prompting a chorus of boos from the home crowd.UP NEXTRockets: At Toronto on Tuesday night. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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But on Sunday the Celtics fell back into many of the same bad habits that had caused them to lose four straight prior to that win over the Wizards.Horford said he couldn’t point to just one thing as the main culprit of their issues right now.“We’ve had some good moments. But right now, unfortunately, we’re going through a really bad stretch,” Horford said. “This is when our group needs to make sure that we stay together.”Things don’t get any easier for Boston, which plays its next four on the road. Its trip out West begins with a matchup against Golden State and ends with games against the Lakers and Clippers.TIP-INSRockets: Harden and Gordon combined to score 74 points on 51 percent shooting. … Iman Shumpert missed his second straight game with a sore right calfCeltics: Shot 1 for 13 from 3-point line in the first half. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) prepares to shoot from three-point territory as Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum (0) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — James Harden and the Houston Rockets are at their best when they are knocking down 3-pointers, getting points in the paint and racking up points to the foul line.They did all three against the Boston Celtics and it added up to a mostly easy outing against a team that is continuing to struggle. ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgParents of students attending the Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School (CWSS) in Linden on Monday protested the relocation of their children in light of allegations of an asbestos scare at the school.According to the protesting parents, a decision was taken to relocate the students to the Wisburg Secondary School following an “emergency” meeting between parents and officials attached to the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Department of Education last Friday.The parents, who stood outside the school along with their children, are holding out that they would not comply with the decision since they have not seen any evidence of the suspected asbestos inside the school.They noted, too, that they are against a decision for their children to attend school from 12:00h to 17:00h. Over 30 parents stood outside the school’s compound toSome of the parents protesting line on Mondayvent their frustration over the issue.At the scene, some parents were observed trying to prevent a vehicle from transporting school furniture to the Wisburg Secondary as a means of protest.“Nobody ain’t coming to show us no evidence of the asbestos…The timing, from 1 to 5 in the afternoon, 5 o’clock does done dark already… What will happen to these lil girl children? Even the boy children? They claiming the school got asbestos, but nobody ain’t coming to show us the evidence”, Dinah Skeete, a parent, noted.The parents are calling for the issue to receive urgent attention from the Education Ministry, as they alleged that even though there was some arrangement for buses to take the students to school, the specifics are unclear and they are uncertain of the arrangement.According to one of the parents, a lot of parents did not turn up to last Friday’s meeting since school sports were being kept, and officials should have called another meeting at the school on Monday to further update parents.Parents further noted that they were told by officials that the arrangement would be in place until January, 2019.Municipal Councillor Fern McKoy, who later arrived at the picket line, confirmed there was on Friday a meeting wherein it was noted that asbestos was in the school. However, she said the asbestos had been removed since 2001.“It cost millions of dollars to remove the asbestos from the school. I am so disappointed with the children (having to wait) out here, because they are being deprived of their education…they need to get an analyst to pinpoint the asbestos, because I’m a hundred percent sure that there is no asbestos in that school”, she noted.Efforts to contact the Regional Education Officer in relation to the issue on Monday proved futile. Other officials, when contacted, noted that they were not authorised to speak to the media.Shortly after, the Region 10 Administration declared that asbestos was discovered in the ceiling of the school prior to its reopening in August, but the Education Ministry had refuted the claims.Regional Chairman Renis Morian related that officials are aware that, in 2001 and 2002, a contract was handed out for the removal of asbestos from inside the school.However, he noted that it appeared as though some had been hidden, given the way asbestos had been placed.Nevertheless, the Education Ministry said an inquiry into the matter had revealed that the information was brought to the attention of the Regional Executive Officer of Region 10 on August 15, 2018.last_img read more

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first_img…“inaccurate filing” blamed…payments made late WednesdayThe reshuffling of personnel within various security sector agencies has caused a glitch in the payroll system, thus resulting in a delay of salaries for several members of the Joint Services.Among the agencies affected were the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Guyana Prison Service (GPS).However, Guyana Times understands that issue has been sorted out and those affected were given their salaries late Wednesday.“I understand that it has been corrected and everybody will be paid, I think, today (Wednesday)… My PS (Permanent Secretary Daniella Mc Calmon) has been handling that matter along with some officials from the Ministry of Finance,” Ramjattan related to this newspaper when contacted on Wednesday.According to the Public Security Minister, the issue stemmed from incorrect fillingPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattanof reshufflings within the affected agencies.“There were some postings and relocations of officers of CANU and some [Prisons] Service people, and that was not done to the satisfaction of the Ministry of Finance,” Minister Ramjattan explained.On Tuesday, a circular from the Public Security Minister, which found its way on social media, was issued, informing the Joint Services agencies that their October salary has been delayed due to insufficient funds.The document, titled ‘Payment of salaries for October 2018’ and dated October 22 – the same day salary was due –, was signed by PS Mc Calmon and sent to the heads of the Guyana Forensic Laboratory; Guyana Prison Service; Guyana Fire Service; the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA); the Juvenile Holding Centre; the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit.It states, “I refer to the caption and wish to regrettably inform you, that there is a delay in the payment of salaries for the month of October 2018 due to insufficient funds as a result of new appointments. The Ministry is working assiduously with the Ministry of Finance to ensure salaries are paid at the earliest possible time.”Inaccurate informationHowever, Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Wednesday claimed that the delays were in fact caused by the submission of inaccurate information and not by unavailable finances.In a statement to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Jordan said theFinance Minister Winston JordanPublic Security Ministry’s payroll was released to the Finance Ministry on October 18, 2018, while a request for 6141 and Virements was received the following day with insufficient information.He went on to say that a request for additional information was satisfied after 17:00h and a letter for Budget approval sent to the Director of Budget on Monday, October 22, 2018. According to the Minister, approval was granted, and the funds released the same day.However, Jordan noted that attempts to import the payroll on Tuesday, October 23 highlighted several errors resulting from incorrect postings during the year.According to the Finance Minister, staff worked into the night to correct the detected errors. He said the staff of the Public Security Ministry were unable to assist in the process with necessary explanations despite being provided with tables and demonstrations from the technical staff of the Ministry of Finance, for hours.The result, he posited, was the inability to process the Public Security Ministry’s payroll to date.Nevertheless, Minister Jordan had assured that the processing of the payroll continued on Wednesday with staff from the two ministries working to rectify all errors and ensure salaries are paid to the joint services.Trouble at the Public Security MinistryThis situation is not the first salary-related trouble the Public Security Ministry has found itself in. In fact, the recently released Auditor General’s 2017 report revealedThe letter circulated to the agencies informing them of the salary delaysthat some staff members have been overpaid by millions, prompting the Ministry to seek help from the Attorney General to recover the money.According to the Auditor General’s report, 10 public servants were overpaid in that fiscal year by $1.3 million. While some of the money was subsequently recovered, some $1.1 million is still outstanding.Monies were also outstanding from the previous year. According to the report, overpayments totalling $2.5 million were made. Some of that money has also been recovered, leaving approximately $1.5 million in limbo.The Auditor General’s report went on to outline that a pay change mix-up with the Central Accounting Unit at the Ministry is responsible for the overpayments. In its recommendations, the Auditor General urged the Ministry to continue in its efforts to recover the money. In addition, the office recommended that the interface with the Central Accounting Unit be enhanced to prevent recurrences.Nevertheless, the Public Security Ministry revealed that they have sought the help of the Attorney General Chambers to recover the outstanding monies.Overpayments of salaries to staff are not isolated incidents. Nor are they limited to Ministries.In fact, hundreds of thousands of dollars in salaries were overpaid to staff of the Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Administration, and this was flagged by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) earlier this year – a situation which indicates that not much has changed since the Auditor General found in its 2016 report, similar overpayment of salaries the prior year.last_img read more

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first_imgTwenty-year-old auto technician Victor Aditya Ram of Lot 496 Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara was killed in the wee hours of Sunday, while two of his friends are now hospitalised after the car in which they were travelling crashed into a metal signboard before slamming into a concrete fence at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.Reports are that 23-year-old Bishram Ramkishore of Lot 29 Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara was driving motor car PTT 6297 along the Vreed-en-Hoop Public Road on the West Coast of Demerara with his friends Victor Aditya Ram and 23-year-old Kevin Henry of Lot 22 Goed Fortuin as passengers. At about 01:50h, while in the vicinity of the Hand-in-Hand Insurance Company, a pedestrian allegedly began crossing the road, and to avoid hitting this pedestrian, Ramkishore swerved his vehicle.In so doing, he lost control of the car, and it reportedly crashed into a metal signboard before slamming into a concrete fence that halted its mobility.All three young men sustained injuries, and were immediately rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where Aditya Ram was pronounced dead on arrival.Ramkishore is unconscious and in critical state at the Dr. Balwant Singh Hospital in Georgetown, while Henry is receiving medical attention at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH).Guyana Times visited the home of the dead man, whose father, Surijpaul Ram, related that based on what he was told, his son was flung out of the car and into the rubble of the broken fence. He explained that in a call he had received at about 01:30h, he was told to rush to the WDRH because his son had been involved in an accident.“But by the time we rush there, they tell we that he was pronounced dead on arrival. So like when he fling out of the vehicle he died,” the distraught father disclosed.Questioned on where Ram was heading at that hour, this father could not say, but he explained that the three occupants were all well known to each other.The man said he was told that someone had attempted to cross the road in front of the vehicle, which prompted Ramkishore to swerve the vehicle to avoid hitting the pedestrian, thereby ending up crashing into the fence of the insurance company.“I can’t say much, because only a handful people saw, and I could only tell you what they told me,” Ram explained. The man noted that he is unaware of the fate of the pedestrian whose action had allegedly resulted in the accident.The dead auto technician’s mother was too distraught to speak, and was being consoled by relatives and friends who turned up at the house upon receiving the devastating news.Ram has been described by his father as having been a very friendly and loving individual who had had a lot of friends. He leaves to mourn his parents and only sister.His body is at the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post mortem examination even as the Police continue their investigations into the fatal accident.last_img read more

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first_img“Defence was great tonight. All of the shots were pretty much from outside the house. It wasn’t much work, just tracking the puck. When you get a lot of shots it goes good. You can stay warm in the game and your head is in it,” He said.Scoring for the Huskies were Cayle Bell (3), Jacob Lang, and Shawn Wilson.Final shots were 53-33 for Sexsmith.The Huskies next game is scheduled for Wednesday in Dawson Creek against the Junior Canucks. Despite being down four regulars last night against one of the NWJHL’s top offenses, the Fort St. John Huskies got the job done against the Sexsmith Vipers. Cayle Bell scored a hat trick, and Logan Edwards had what was easily his best game between the pipes as he made 51 saves on the way to a 5-2 win.The Huskies had a 1-0 lead after the first period and had eventually built themselves a 3-0 lead in the second despite being heavily outshot. The Vipers closed the gap to two and seemed to be taking over momentum in the game but a late goal in the period by Fort St. John seized it back.The clubs exchanged goals in the third to conclude the scoring.- Advertisement -Assistant coach Todd Alexander was thrilled with the work of his goaltender saying the time and energy being put in is starting to pay off.“Edwards had his best game of the year tonight. He played awesome. He was under control, he was athletic, and his rebounds were money tonight. He’s been working hard and he deserved a game like that tonight,” he said.With a number of players out of the lineup including Kody Disher and Jordan Harder the offence needed to step up and they answered the bell with their offensive output.Advertisement “We know we can score goals. That’s not our problem around here. We showed that tonight. Those weren’t soft goals that were scored tonight. Those were good goals that were buried by our guys. It’s nice to see especially when we’ve got four regulars out of the lineup,” Alexander said.Leading the way offensively was Cayle Bell with three goals as he also earned props from the Huskies assistant coach.“When the pressure is on and we’re playing good teams he always seems to step up to the next level of play and again he came with his A game. When he’s going it’s a big lift for the team. He’s our top shooter and that kid can score,” Alexander said.In goal the 51 saves for Logan Edwards was a season high, but despite the heavy workload he said the defence in front of him did a good job making sure the shots came from low percentage areas.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah is a major doubt for Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final, second leg with Barcelona due to a head knock © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, May 6 – Liverpool emerged victorious from a bruising battle against Newcastle to remain in the hunt for the Premier League title, but may have sustained too many wounds to summon a Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday.A late double from Lionel Messi in the Camp Nou on Wednesday has left Jurgen Klopp’s men with a mountain to climb to overturn a 3-0 first leg defeat if they are to reach a second consecutive Champions League final. Liverpool have overcome such deficits before in the Champions League, most famously in the 2005 final against AC Milan.But hopes of another famous European comeback at fortress Anfield were dealt a blow when Mohamed Salah was stretchered off with a head knock as Liverpool edged out Newcastle 3-2 on Saturday to move two points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.Salah watched a thrilling end to the match at St. James’ Park in the dressing room as his replacement Divock Origi headed home fellow substitute Xherdan Shaqiri’s free-kick four minutes from time.Origi, who also scored a 96th-minute winner to beat Everton in the Merseyside derby in December, Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge have made important contributions in a supporting role to a club record points tally for Liverpool this season.“We are always ready to get on the pitch and make a difference,” said Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson.Champions League semi-final leg: Liverpool vs Barcelona, May 7 © AFP“The lads who have been left at home and lads who are on the bench and haven’t come on, they are buzzing for us.“There’s no egos in this squad and that’s why we are where we are today and long may it continue.”However, with Roberto Firmino already ruled out due to a groin injury, few would give Liverpool any hope of overhauling a three-goal deficit without two of their prolific front three should Salah not start.Klopp therefore has a difficult balancing act deciding whether it is worth emptying the tank of his injury-hit squad once more on Tuesday or to save their legs for Wolves’ visit to Anfield on the final day of the Premier League season.“We are now qualified for the league final, which is brilliant,” said Klopp at taking the title race to the final game of the season.Despite a sensational season, Liverpool’s chances of winning either trophy are fading.To have any hope of a first league title in 29 years, Klopp’s men must hope that Manchester City’s relentless run of 12 straight league wins comes to an end either at home to Leicester in their game in hand on Monday, or at Brighton come Sunday.Barcelona will also not be complacent heading to Anfield a year on from letting a 4-1 first leg lead against Roma slip away in the quarter-finals.Messi made it clear from before the season began that the Champions League was his and Barca’s primary target in his first campaign as club captain.Lionel Messi (top) scored twice to give Barcelona a 3-0 first leg lead in their Champions League semi-final against Liverpool © AFP / LLUIS GENEMoreover, while Liverpool toiled on Tyneside on Saturday night, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde had the luxury of making 11 changes for an inconsequential 2-0 defeat to Celta Vigo having already wrapped up the Spanish title.Yet, Origi’s winner at Newcastle personified Liverpool’s persistence and refusal to give up.Four times in their last seven league outings Liverpool have won the game in the final 10 minutes.Now they must harness the same belief if Barca are to be given a fright at Anfield.“If we do fall short this season we will be back next season and we just need to keep going and keep going, and hopefully get what this club deserves,” added Robertson.“First of all Tuesday, a hell of a task, but if we can get a wee bit of luck then hopefully we will progress.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgSIXTEEN local people have been given the worst possible Christmas news – the restaurant where they worked will not re-open in the New Year.Bastille Bistro was launched on the High Road in Letterkenny last March and gained a reputation for serving excellent French food.French celebrity chef Nicolas Brunelle (pictured) had a renowned reputation. Having worked alongside TV star Rick Stein in his ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Cornwall, the 31-year-old from Picardie in northern France wanted to bring French cuisine here.“I love Ireland and the Irish. I worked in Dublin before in Freres Jacques and I jumped at the chance to come back here, ” he said after the launch.“It doesn’t have the weather of the place I worked in in St Martin in the Caribbean, but the people have been amazing.”The business man behind the Bastille Bistro is Frenchman Francois de Dietrich. A request for an interview three weeks ago has not been responded to. It’s not known if his FASRE estate agency is affected by the decision to close Bastille Bistro.FASRE specialised in offering properties to rent before people could buy them.16 JOBS GO AS FRENCH RESTAURANT CLOSES IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 24th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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