Bender: Expect strong C’down team in next match

first_img Holy Trinity 5 Jonathan Grant 1 Camperdown 1 Meadowbrook 0 Charlie Smith 4 Edith Dalton James 0 Norman Manley 2 Eltham 2 Pembroke Hall 3 Jose Marti 0 Wolmer’s 2 Waterford 0 Yesterday’s results Coach of Camperdown High Christopher Bender has warned his rivals that his team will be at full strength for their next fixture following a 1-0 win against minnows Meadowbrook High in ISSA/​Digicel Manning Cup Group C action yesterday. Sean Daley netted the all-important goal for Camperdown in the 14th minute, pushing the east Kingston-based school to the maximum six points from two matches. They clipped Eltham High by the same margin last Saturday. Meadowbrook are without a point after two games. Camperdown had the better chances, but Meadowbrook showed an improved performance after going down 4-1 to Charlie Smith last Saturday. “I am satisfied with keeping another clean sheet,ut not the performance of the team. One of the things affecting us is that we have to cut and paste in terms of players. We have ID issues with some starting players, so we are fielding bench players in the starting eleven,” Bender told The Gleaner after the game. “I understand that ISSA said the IDs should be ready on Thursday, so we are expecting a full-strength team for the next group game against Norman Manley on Friday. We have about six players waiting,” he added. “I am happy with the game in one sense as we kept a clean sheet. We will get it together with the players coming in. We will improve as the games come along,” Bender insisted.last_img read more

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New Drop-in Centre to be built at Sophia

first_imgSocial Protection Minister Amna Ally has stated that land has been acquired for the construction of a new Drop-in Centre at Sophia. The Minister explained that since her assumption to office, she has been working to move ahead with the construction of the new Drop-in Centre to properly cater for vulnerable children,Minister of Social Protection, Amna Allythe Government Information Agency (GINA) said in a release.“Since I’ve come to this Ministry I have been able to secure a piece of land where we are going to build the Drop-in Centre. We are currently awaiting the paper work to be done so that we can go ahead with the construction,” Minister Ally explained.She added that the current building was proven inadequate to house vulnerable children. It lacked the required facilities and space.Ally said once completed, the new building will accommodate children and three families, and will have all the necessary facilities and safety features.In July 2016, the Drop-in Centre at Hadfield Street, Georgetown was destroyed by a fire which claimed the lives of two brothers; six-year-old Joshua George and two-year-old Antonio George.The preliminary report on the fire found that the centre had systematic problems and bad policy arrangements for handling fires.Meanwhile, plans are also moving apace for the construction of a shelter for victims of Domestic and Sexual abuse. The shelter will be constructed in the compound of the Mahaica Hospital.Minister Ally explained that the design has been completed and the ministry is currently awaiting approval from the Islamic Development Bank for the project to commence.Ally said the shelter will be able to accommodate 20 families, or about 100 persons; mainly survivors of domestic violence. “At the end of the day, when you’re finished doing all the different things what next? What do you do with the survivors? There must be a place to shelter them and that is what we’re working towards,” Minister Ally underlined.The Minister said her Ministry is also working on several rolled over projects, including the rehabilitation on the Palms and the Ministry’s Cornhill Street location, among others.Additionally, the Ministry is constructing sidewalks at the offices of probation officers in Regions Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Six (Upper Berbice-Corentyne), so as to allow easier access to their offices.From the $16.6 billion allocated for the Social Protection Ministry in the 2017 National Budget, $20 million will be used for preliminary works on the Sophia Drop-in Centre and $4 million for the construction of the domestic violence centre.last_img read more

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Two booked, one sought in heist at medical marijuana clinic

first_imgSUNLAND – Two men have been arrested and a third was being sought today in connection with a robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary in which the suspects made off with eight pounds of pot and $3,000 in cash, police said. Jonathan David Keeton, 26, and Patrick Norman, 23, both of Los Angeles, were in custody in connection with the March 4 robbery at Little Cottage Caregivers at 8133 Foothill Blvd., in Sunland, said Los Angeles Police Detective David Escoto, who supervises robbery detectives. Police had a warrant for the arrest of a third suspect, identified as Marion Hardin, 27, also of Los Angeles, Escoto said. Norman and Hardin, both former employees of Little Cottage, entered through the back of the store about 10 p.m. on March 4 while a clerk was closing shop, police said. One of the men was armed with a 9 mm pistol and held up the clerk while the other two loaded eight pounds of pot — estimated to be worth $80,000, $3,000 in cash and a computer hard drive containing video surveillance footage, before taking off, Escoto said. Police caught Norman weeks later. Keeton was booked Friday into the Los Angeles County Jail. Escoto said the heist was likely an attempt on the part of the suspects to resell the pot on the street, Escoto said. “It was a pretty careless robbery,” Escoto said. “How are you not going to get caught when your employee knows who you are?” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Atletico Madrid team news: Predicted XI to face Real Madrid in LaLiga

first_img 2. Diego Godin (centre-back) – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Atletico Madrid XI to face Real, in squad number order… 11 7. Antoine Griezmann (striker) 11 Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid, kick off 19:45 this Saturday at the Vicente Calderon, is live on talkSPORT2.Two defeats in three games have seen Atletico drop away from LaLiga frontrunners Real Madrid and Barcelona.Now, as they look to get a title bid back on track, Diego Simeone must ready his troops as cross-city rivals Real rock up on their doorstep.Luckily for the Argentine boss, he’s been handed a number of fitness boosts with star man Antoine Griezmann looking likely to be fit for the huge clash.So what will his XI lineup like? Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Atletico Madrid team, in squad number order… 11 11 14. Gabi (central midfield) 6. Koke (central midfield) 10. Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (left-wing) 11 15. Stefan Savic (centre-back) 11 20. Juanfran (right-back) 13. Jan Oblak (goalkeeper) 11 11 3. Filipe Luis (left-back) 8. Saul Niguez (right-wing) 11 11 11 21. Kevin Gamiero (striker)last_img read more

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Gas leak in college dorm sickens scores; man dies

first_imgSALEM, Va. – Carbon monoxide leaked into a Roanoke College dormitory early Friday, sickening more than 100 teens and adults attending summer programs. One man was found dead. People staying in the dorm contacted campus police, and one woman later described the scene inside as chaotic. “One woman fell on the floor in the bathroom,” said Annabelle Minter, 80, of Richmond. Minter said she also felt “on the dizzy side” and was taken to a hospital, but her roommate was even sicker. Walter J. Vierling, 91, a retired pastor from Pearisburg, was found dead in a dormitory room, said college spokeswoman Teresa Gereaux. The medical examiner had not determined the cause of death. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Fire officials were trying to determine the source of the leak, and said they were focusing on a gas hot water system as a possible cause. Of the 62 people taken to one of the hospitals, five were admitted and all were listed in stable condition Friday night, the school said. Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital had treated and released 49 people, spokesman Steve Munsey said. The patients, whose ages ranged from 15 to 82, were checked for carbon monoxide in their blood and given oxygen through face masks. About 100 of the dormitory guests had traveled from Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania to attend a three-day Lutheran conference. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Cell phones put new spin on laundry

first_imgATLANTA – The technology behind cleaning clothes has spun through more than a few cycles over the past century, from clunky hand-cranked machines to today’s gleaming appliances that can detect a load’s size and even how much grime is ground into the fabric.Soon, those who delight in living the clean life could be awash in an even newer twist.Washers and dryers that link wirelessly to Internet-connected home networks are being tested by consumers who are receiving updates on their dirty laundry via cell phones, computers and TV sets.Messages not only indicate when a wash is complete but also can warn that a lint filter is clogged or a load is too large. Users can remotely command the machines to fluff dry clothes or start a load from a distance after being told — oops — they forgot to start the wash. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Peggy Spencer, a 57-year-old teacher whose family is involved in a trial of the system launched by the Internet Home Alliance, hopes to use it to monitor the wash from the comfort of a lounge chair — at her neighborhood pool.The technology test, dubbed Laundry Time, recently began evaluating how three Atlanta families use the devices over six weeks.“When you think about it, it’s just laundry. It’s not exciting. But this isn’t about technology. It’s about the emotional impact of the technology,” said Tim Woods, an Internet Home Alliance vice president.The project, which involves Whirlpool Corp., Panasonic and Microsoft Corp., relies on a wireless network, two TV tuners and Microsoft Media Server software to send the details to devices across the home network and beyond.It could be at least a year from the marketplace, depending on how the pilot and other studies iron out. And company executives said they haven’t yet discussed how they’d price such appliances if they actually release them. Whirlpool says modifying its latest models won’t be tough if the company decides to offer the technology to the masses. “It’s really not rocket science,” said Rich McCoy, Whirlpool’s lead engineer. “But it’s something new to our industry. We’re slowly adopting things that make sense.”Even without the network capability, the latest washers and dryers are part of a wave of new household products that work more efficiently thanks to complex systems of electronic sensors.The newest dishwashers, for instance, rely on dirt-sniffing electronics — not timers — to shut off. Vacuums can now determine how much soil and grime is on the floor so suction levels can be adjusted accordingly. State-of-the-art microwaves can detect the weight of popcorn and then apply the right amount of heat to get the perfect pop.Companies have long envisioned a day when these appliances can be linked to the same home network that connects a family’s computers, printers and other electronic devices.But some observers are skeptical.“I think this is a great example of people using new technology to solve a problem that doesn’t exist,” said Laura Champine, a home products analyst for Morgan Keegan. “I’ve done my own laundry for four decades and I’ve never been away from my home and wondered how it’s doing. Until the cell phone can load the dryer, I don’t know how this technology will work for me.”The system’s backers disagree. In the realm of laundry alone, the technology could allow Laundromat operators to notify customers remotely when their loads are done, rather than forcing them to wait for the buzzer to sound.A handful of college dorms have already warmed up to similar technology for students who no longer have Mom nearby to wash their dirty clothes. At Georgia Tech, a program called LaundryView allows students to get cell phone calls and e-mails when their laundry’s rinse cycle is done. They also can find out which washers and dryers are available through a Web site.Laundry Time, though, would even allow folks to start an extra cycle even when they’re on the road.“The No. 1 thing consumers say they want is a laundry robot. But Laundry Time gets them one step closer to not having to run up and down the stairs anymore,” said Carol Priefert, a Whirlpool senior product development manager.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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JetBlue to end direct Burbank-Orlando flights

first_img“Orlando has never been a top destination over here,” he said. “It was a bold experiment to be sure.” JetBlue still remains a popular airline since entering the Burbank market in May 2005. The company’s New York-bound flights often are at least 90 percent full, Gill said. According to airport tallies, about 41,000 passengers flew from Burbank in June on the carrier, compared with 24,000 the same month a year ago, after the company doubled daily departures to six. Dervin said the company continues to operate direct flights to Ft. Lauderdale from Long Beach, and Burbank passengers can still reach Orlando with a stopover in New York. “We offered the wrong nonstop,” she said. “We’ll just keep doing it till we get it right.” eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – JetBlue will end direct flights from Bob Hope Airport to Orlando, Fla., in November, just four months after launching the route, officials said Tuesday. The low-cost carrier – the only one with a daily nonstop flight between Burbank and Florida’s holiday and film-production destination – will close the route Nov. 13. Company spokeswoman Jenny Dervin cited high fuel costs and weaker-than-expected demand. “It’s the two working together,” she said. “We weren’t able to sell enough tickets on the flight to break even, and that’s against the rising cost of jet fuel.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThe route seemed a good match when the Forest Hills, N.Y.-based carrier launched it June 30. Both Disney and Universal have resorts and studio operations in Orlando. Only Southwest Airlines had served the city from Burbank, with as many as three stops creating a 12-hour flight. JetBlue’s direct flight is just under five hours. Still, the travelers didn’t flock to JetBlue. “We thought it was a natural fit that we would get a good mix of people traveling on leisure and on business,” Dervin said. “Turns out, folks going from Florida to California, they’ll either take our Ft. Lauderdale-Long Beach flight or they’ll connect.” Bob Hope Airport spokesman Victor Gill said the airport’s traditional market has been the West Coast and the Southwest. last_img read more

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‘When they chant my name, I’m very proud’ – Antonio Conte hails Chelsea fans

first_img1 Reports claim Antonio Conte could leave Chelsea at the end of the season Antonio Conte has reflected on the affection he receives from the Chelsea support.There was a regular chorus of Conte’s name during Sunday’s 3-0 FA Cup fourth round win over Newcastle.The Italian’s future as head coach has been subject of speculation for much of this season and he has done little to dampen the rumours of late.And the 48-year-old former Italy and Juventus boss, who won the Premier League in his first season in charge, thanked the crowd for their backing amid the rumours of unrest.“From the first day, my first game against West Ham, I felt this fantastic atmosphere around me,” Conte told Chelsea TV.“When they chant my name, I’m very proud. They push me to give in every moment 130 per cent for Chelsea. My commitment will be always totally for this club.”Conte is rumoured to be at odds with the Chelsea hierarchy over transfers.But the Blues boss was happy to do as instructed by fielding two 17-year-olds against Newcastle. Ethan Ampadu is becoming something of a regular, but Callum Hudson-Odoi made his debut.“The club asked me to work with the young players, to improve them and also if there is the opportunity, to give them a chance,” Conte added.“Ampadu is a reality. He’s not a young player. I think he’s becoming an important player for us, because he can play midfield, as a central defender on the right on the left.“He’s only 17 years old. I think he is fantastic news for the club.”last_img read more

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Here are this weekend’s GAA results, with linked reports

first_imgDONEGAL WAS a hive of semi-final activity this weekend with all bar one of the club championship final berths now filled – here’s a full recap.Only the Intermediate Football Championship semi-final replay between Cloughaneely and Aodh Ruadh is now outstanding. Picture: Naomh Conaill’s AJ Gallagher keeps a close eye on St. Eunans’ Rory Kavanagh during their SFC semi final. Picture by Evan Logan That replay is pencilled in for Wednesday evening next at Pairc Naomh Mhuire in Convoy.Click on the results below to get the report…Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Senior FootballSun, 06 Oct, Venue: Mac Cumhaill Park, (Leath Ceannais), St Eunan’s 1-11 Naomh Conaill 0-15 Sun, 06 Oct, Venue: Mac Cumhaill Park, (Leath Ceannais), Kilcar 0-12 Gaoth Dobhair 3-8Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Senior Relegation PlayoffSat, 05 Oct, Venue: Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park, (Relegation Playoff), Ardara 2-10 Dungloe 3-9Sat, 05 Oct, Venue: Convoy, (Relegation Playoff), Malin 1-7 Four Masters 2-13Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Intermediate Championship Sat, 05 Oct, Venue: Gleann Fhinne, (Leath Ceannais), Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 0-14 Cloughaneely 0-14Sat, 05 Oct, Venue: Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park, (Leath Ceannais), Naomh Brd 1-8 St Naul’s GAA Club 1-9Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Intermediate Championship RelegationSat, 05 Oct, Venue: Convoy, (Relegation Playoff), Naomh Ultan 0-7 Burt 0-8 Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Junior ChampionshipSat, 05 Oct, Venue: O Donnell Park, (Leath Ceannais), Buncrana 1-10 Convoy 0-9Sat, 05 Oct, Venue: O Donnell Park, (Leath Ceannais), Letterkenny Gaels 1-13 Na Rossa 0-9Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Senior B FootballSat, 05 Oct, Venue: Gleann Sil, (Leath Ceannais), Glenfin 1-11 St Eunan’s 4-11Sat, 05 Oct, Venue: Gleann Sil, (Leath Ceannais), Kilcar 2-10 Naomh Conaill 2-9Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Intermediate B ChampionshipSat, 05 Oct, Venue: The Banks, (Leath Ceannais), Cloughaneely 1-7 St Naul’s GAA Club 0-7Sat, 05 Oct, Venue: Gleann Fhinne, (Leath Ceannais), Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 0-7 Red Hughs 1-9Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Junior B Group AFri, 04 Oct, Venue: C.L.G. Bun Cranncha, Buncrana 2-9 Urris 4-9Here are this weekend’s GAA results, with linked reports was last modified: October 6th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal IFC2019 Donegal JFC2019 Donegal SFClast_img read more

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RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL LINE-UP REVEALED FOR BALLYSHANNON

first_imgAs Rory Gallagher fans remembered the Ballyshannon-born star on what was his 63rd birthday yesterday, they were given quite a present as the organisers of this year’s Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival in Ballyshannon revealed the Festival Programme online, on their official facebook and website www.goingtomyhometown.com.The 10th Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2011 takes place in Ballyshannon between 2nd and 5th June 2011 and will feature the legendary Jan Akkerman and his band, yes the Dutchman who was lead guitarist and frontman to the renowned “Focus”, while also among the headliners are former lead guitarist with “Thin Lizzy” Eric Bell and his band, while reflecting the Folk ‘n Blues genre will be Martin Carthy.The Festival recently received the National Festival Award for ‘Best Medium Sized’ Festival and will also see the renowned “Sinnerboy” tribute band from Manchester make their final appearance anywhere, at this year’s event. Some 20 International acts from Norway, Holland and the UK will all perform in Ballyshannon, including a first time appearance for “Rock Hospital” from Norway, the return of “Shinkicker” led by Chris Stuckey and the “Tony Dowler Band”.Festival Chairperson, Barry O’Neill said he was delighted with the line-up for this year’s festival.“Eric Bell and his band previously played the Festival in 2007 and he was amazing, indeed his performance that night of ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ has since had over 85,000 You Tube hits.“Jan Akkerman is widely regarded as one of the leading Guitarists in the world, its fabulous that the man behind tune ‘Hocus Pocus’ is coming to play Ballyshannon. Rory Gallagher was a fan of Jan Akkerman and equally Jan was a fan of Rory. “Folk Guitarist Martin Carthy will also perform at the headline Concert at the Rory Gallagher Theatre on Saturday 4th June 2011. Martin Carthy was honoured by Queen Elizabeth with an MBE for his services to folk music, and Martin collaborated with Rory on the Album ‘Wheels within wheels’, its great that the 10th year of the Festival has these legends of music coming to pay tribute to Rory”.There are many leading Irish Acts performing at the Festival including Pat McManus Band (ex. Mama’s Boys),  “Johnny Gallagher & Boxtie”, “Seamie O’Dowd Band”, “Moonchild”, “Willie Byrne Band”, “The Skins”, “Dave McHugh Band”, “Slumming Angels”, “Zero Resistance”, “Messin’ with d’Gallagher”, “The Bollock Brothers” and solo blues artists Peter Price (England) and Monica Heldal (Norway).The organisers of the Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival 2011 are expecting significant attendances at the 4-day Festival in June with Barry O’Neill paying tribute to those who continue to support the staging of the Festival.“It would not be possible without the ongoing work by the voluntary committee who put many hours of work into the Tribute Festival for many months, also our sponsors Guinness Ireland, Greenstar and the Ballyshannon Business Community and our key funders – Failte Ireland, Donegal County Council and Ballyshannon Town Council”.The Rory Gallagher Festival takes place between the 2nd and 5th June 2010 in Ballyshannon. All Festival details & Tickets available at www.goingtomyhometown.com EndsRORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL LINE-UP REVEALED FOR BALLYSHANNON was last modified: March 3rd, 2011 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)last_img read more

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