It is a big turn out here and the crowd is quickly building up as the clock ticks down for iicj off at 5:45pm.The match will be televised live on TV Wan Sports HD.Both teams are currently warming up for the match. The match kicks off after the official opening of the stadium.
LONDON (CMC):Jamaica international Garath McCleary has apologised for his red card, which left Reading to defend stoutly in order to come away with a 2-1 victory against Barnsley in the English Championship on Saturday.Playing away at Oakwell, McCleary scored in the ninth minute to hand the visitors the lead, before John Swift doubled the lead in the 27th minute.However, McCleary turned villain when he given marching orders in the 34th minute after reacting to a tackle on Danny Williams by pushing Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane to the ground.”I apologise profusely,” McCleary said via online social networking service, Twitter.”I was defending DW (and) had head loss which played into their hands. The boys done excellent for the remaining 60 mins …”Reading manager, Jaap Stam, was sympathetic to McCleary’s misdemeanour, but said the player needed to better handle such situations.”He was obviously disappointed with what happened. He reacted to the tackle on Danny,” the former Manchester United defender said.”Of course he needs to be more clever in that situation. But I think it’s the reaction of their player as well. It was not like he hit him, he pushed him away.”McCleary had opened the scoring when he tucked home a rebound after his initial penalty shot was saved and then watched as Swift produced a super finish, to put Reading in full control.However, once he was sent off, it left Reading to defending for an hour and the development changed the entire complexion of the game.”Of course when Garath got the red card it was a totally different game,” Stam said. “We had to defend and work very hard for each other and we did that.”Adam Armstrong finally breached the Reading defence nine minutes from time, but Barsley were unable to find the equaliser to claim a share of the points.Barnsley are fourth on 15 points, with Reading one point behind in eighth.
Dear Editor,The world recently witnessed how Mr David Granger unpatriotically pushed Guyana into a constitutional crisis when he used strongman politics to disrespect and deny the constitutional rights of Guyanese. In keeping with his strongman attitude, he refused to call elections within the constitutional timeframe required by the successful passage of the No-Confidence Motion on December 21, 2018.Mr Granger’s behaviour does not surprise us at all. He is addicted to bullying others. This is exactly how the PNC operates. We can all remember how we were forced to live through the Granger-style bullying under the Forbes Burnham Administration for decades. Also, we can all remember the infamous Red House saga where Mr Granger bullied his way to gain illegal occupancy of the Red House instead of resolving matters in the courts. This kind of PNC strongman tactic sends the wrong message to our people and it drives the sky-high incarceration rate in Guyana. The Guyanese people need to stop Mr Granger in his tracks by drawing awareness to his antics.At the moment, Mr Granger squats in office as an illegal President who is determined to remain in power through illegal and immoral means. Corrupt entities with strong PNC influence like GECOM have also flagrantly trampled Guyanese to help Mr Granger evade the elections. To this end, GECOM cannot be trusted. GEOM needs to explain how it arrived at the February timeline for elections. The people of Guyana deserve to know. We deserve respect.And to my fellow Guyanese, let us see how long Mr Granger will continue to squat in office. Mr Granger needs to be reminded that dictators are never tolerated in this world. To this end, foreign diplomats have established that the Guyanese Government has violated the Constitution. This is important because the world will now interact with Mr Granger according to standard protocols reserved for handling dictators. And of course, international sanctions will soon bite him. He will not like it.But within Guyana, Mr Granger goes unpunished for breaking the laws and he is even supported by his fellow unpatriotic PNC comrades. To this end, men like Mr Lincoln Lewis and Dr David Hinds resort to profound lawlessness to defend Guyana’s dictator. The political situation is downright disgraceful. Mr Lewis comically demanded that Parliament must reconvene to extend the life of Government in spite that Mr Granger trampled the constitutional rights of Guyanese. Mr Lewis and Dr Hinds must know that bullies and dictators are never rewarded and tolerated in this world. Life is very painful because of these men. These men must come to their senses. They must know that morality is important. Guyana needs to move forward. Also, the world must know that Dr Hinds spews raw dysfunction because of his instincts in protecting his daughter’s welfare. Dr Hinds even wielded his power to appoint his daughter as a Minister within the APNU/PNC/AFC coalition in a dark transaction. Her qualifications were never disclosed. Dr Hind’s interest is in his daughter’s paycheck, not the welfare of Guyanese. Dr Hinds has got to be shortsighted. He has even failed to see how his destructive actions will hurt his daughter along with every Guyanese in the long run. Guyana is powered by bad behaviours that keep it under-developed. And the much-anticipated oil wealth will do nothing for Guyana. Our behaviour stinks in this country.Dysfunction is overt within the PNC. Mr Granger shamelessly fights tooth and nail for his rights but trample the rights of others. He has on numerous occasions been allegedly involved in instigating his supporters to riot and burn. Currently, he is threatening peaceful protesters who draw attention to his lawlessness. Mr Granger remains highly uncivilised. And I agree with my fellow Guyanese that he is a law breaker, a dictator and a bully. Guyana does not need a President with such qualities.Given who Mr Granger is, it is clear that if he loses the upcoming elections, he will never give up power. And so the Guyanese people need to be prepared for this.Sincerely,Dr Annie Baliram
The Foundation for Human Rights and Democracy (FOHRD) will launch the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the first time in Liberia on January 18.FOHRD’s statement issued yesterday said the launch of the day will be a celebration of the works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and will commence with a parade from Broad and Johnson streets. “Thereafter, the participants will proceed to the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) headquarters on Broad Street, Crown Hill, for an indoor program for Dr. King’s ever living works of commitment, diligence, focus, far sightedness, etc.,” the statement read. The program will be held on the theme, “Peace Building and Nonviolence.”According to the statement, the works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are “remarkable, and continue to impact the lives of many, our nation, and the world.”It added that on January 18 of every year “the day of this once world history maker that still affects positively is recognized and celebrated in most developing nations and the United States of America.”FOHRD said the program committee for the observance will join its counterparts to celebrate this historic event on Dr. King, especially for his nonviolent approach to protest.FOHRD’s MLK Program aims to deliver nonviolence and peace education to troubled and tension-charged communities to transform their bitterness, hurts and resentments into peacefully crafted solutions to settling grievances.Meanwhile, FOHRD has called on all sectors of government, civil society organizations, students and well meaning Liberians to come and join the launch and campaign against violence and commit to embracing nonviolence, dialogue, peaceful redress and other solutions to achieving peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Nabil Fekir shields the ball from Irish midfielder Callum O’Dowda – the Lyon forward scored as France won the friendly clash 2-0 © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, May 29 – Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir were on target as France stepped up their World Cup preparations by beating the Republic of Ireland 2-0 in Paris on Monday evening.Chelsea striker Giroud bundled in the opener at the Stade de France, and Lyon captain Fekir — who has been linked with a move to Liverpool — got the second just before the break, with a helping hand from Ireland goalkeeper Colin Doyle. It was a very comfortable victory for Didier Deschamps’ side in the first of three friendly matches before they head to Russia.Les Bleus will also host Italy in Nice on Friday and the United States in Lyon on June 9, with their opening World Cup fixture against Australia in Kazan on June 16.“The game maybe didn’t meet all my expectations, but we controlled it well, got the breakthrough before half-time and our movement was good, so there were plenty of good things to take from it,” said Deschamps.France’s strength in depth, showcased here on a night of torrential rain, thunder and lightning, means they are among the contenders to win the World Cup, 20 years after becoming world champions on home soil.However, bigger tests lie in wait than that provided by Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side.The visitors started with seven players who turned out in the English Premier League this season, but they hardly got near the ball all evening.France were not at full strength, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Antoine Griezmann starting on the bench. Raphael Varane has not yet joined up with the squad after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid at the weekend.However, Deschamps handed a fifth cap to Benjamin Mendy, the Manchester City left-back who has hardly played since suffering a serious knee injury at the beginning of the campaign.Fekir won his 11th cap, starting for his country for the first time since he also suffered a bad knee injury in a friendly in Portugal in September 2015.The 24-year-old is coming off a fantastic season at Lyon and was given his chance by Deschamps in a role supporting Giroud.Fekir curled an early free-kick just wide and Corentin Tolisso struck the post for the French in a first half held up at one point by a pitch invader who gave chasing security staff the runaround on the sodden surface.The opening goal came in the 40th minute, Giroud bundling the ball in at the third attempt following a Fekir corner.Fekir made it two a minute from the break, collecting a pass from the ever-dangerous Kylian Mbappe just inside the area, turning and hitting a shot on his weaker right foot that was parried by Doyle.However, the unfortunate goalkeeper could only send the ball up into the air before it spun over the line.Despite the best efforts of Mbappe — who had a goal disallowed for offside — France failed to add to their lead in a second half regularly interrupted by substitutions before the rain made conditions increasingly farcical towards the end.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Contrary to what most people think The Igloo @ Patton Frozen Foods, Trusk Road, Ballybofey is actually open to the public!Originally fresh and frozen food wholesalers, Patton Frozen Foods opened The Igloo in April 2013 providing households throughout Donegal and sending a few favourites nationwide, with a quality of food that the Pattons are renowned for.‘We were and still are distributing fresh and frozen foods throughout Donegal as wholesalers but found that more and more people were calling to our yard hoping to buy the some of the products we could offer, therefore The Igloo was born and we have never looked back’ states Stephen the proprietor and managing director of Patton Frozen Foods and The Igloo. Patton Frozen Foods Directors‘It still amazes me the distance people are willing to travel to buy certain products that we stock in The Igloo, we have recently sent our own brand of sauces to a fan in England!’ he laughs.‘We had to refrain from sending frozen jambons to Australia recently as they may not be in great shape when they would reach there but it’s so good to see some of our products are among the Irish foods that people are craving for whilst away from home’.‘It’s nice to see a good response to something you work at’. Stephen Patton is no stranger to hard work, this is a family man who works 7 days a week, who has been working since he was 7!Stephens Dad, John Patton who originally started the company worked into the early hours on a daily basis to start the company on a good stead, which sees the business head in to its 40th year running in 2018.Stephen took over the reins 14 years ago when his Dad retired. Louise, Stephen’s wife, joined the business over 7 years ago and together they created The Igloo. Today the company is one of the most successful food wholesalers in the northwest, currently employing 8 staff.The Igloo has been a great challenge for us, not only do we stock a wide range of Irish products but we are agents for Rosie and Jim, a Dublin based poultry company who specialise in a fantastic gluten free range. We have gluten free goujons, kievs, chips everything a coeliac dreams of!!The shop also stocks a mouth-watering range of Paganini desserts, yet another Irish company, which are hugely popular for first communions and confirmations at this time of year. This year we were delighted to become Glastry Farm agents, an award winning range of ice creams made in Co.Down that are second to none and some of the range is even gluten and egg free!Party food is another speciality at The Igloo whether it be finger food or something a bit more adventurous with the wide selection of frozen fish. We stock prawns, mussels, scallops, seabass, salmon and lots more. And is that’s not enough The Igloo also stocks turkey breasts at Christmas and Easter. ‘People often compare us to Iceland which I hate!’ states Louise.‘The quality of our carefully sourced and selected foods is of no comparison, yes they are more expensive but you get what you pay for and we have always been about quality’.‘We are a local company, we want to give back to the community which provides us with our livelihood’ says Louise.This is evident in the many charity events The Igloo has ran over the years to raise funds for local causes, seeing them work with famous chefs such as Jenny Bristow and Rachel Allen. ‘We were honoured to work with some of the biggest names in the food industry in the past and look forward to the opportunities The Igloo will bring us in the future’ concludes Louise.Without a doubt a visit to The Igloo is a must, whether you are stocking up your freezer or hosting a BBQ or a party. Open Mon – Sat 9.30am to 6pm.Check out www.pattonfrozenfoods.ie and follow The Igloo of Facebook: www.facebook.com/patton.frozenfoodsVisit the store at: John Patton Frozen Foods Limited, Trusk Rd, Ballybofey, Co DonegalTelephone : 074 91 31250Have you been to… The Igloo? was last modified: April 21st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BallybofeyBusinessfoodigloopatton frozen foods
This Thursday morning on Sportsday we discuss reports that Sam Allardyce is to become the new England manager over the next 24 hours. We also look back on last night’s Champions League action as Celtic made it through to the third qualifying round after beating Gibraltarian part-timers Lincoln Red Imps 3-0 and keep you up to date with last night’s pre-season friendly action. We also discuss how Britain’s Chris Froome remained on course for a third Tour de France victory by extending his lead to two minutes and 27 seconds on stage 17.All brought to you by Will Gavin and the team.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Matt Valaika will go down as one of the finest soccer players the Santa Clarita Valley has produced, a notion supported by Hart High’s decision to make his jersey the first retired by the boys’ soccer team. Valaika shattered the school single-season scoring record with an area-best 41 goals, and he is the Daily News’ Santa Clarita Valley Boys’ Soccer Player of the Year. The third-year varsity starter repeated as Foothill League Player of the Year. He also was selected first-team All-Southern Section Div. II. Valaika scored a school-record six goals in a game early in the season and continued to turn in such gaudy stats that by the time league play began, he was attracting several defenders at a time. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHe went on to surpass the previous single-season scoring record by 13 goals. Valaika netted 68 goals in his last two seasons. Not bad for someone who considers soccer a hobby. He is headed to UC Santa Barbara on a baseball scholarship, making this likely his final season of organized soccer. Valaika led Hart (22-3-1) to an undefeated Foothill League season. – Heather Gripp
Hull City have signed defender Ola Aina from Chelsea on a season-long loan.Aina is the Tigers’ first signing since Russian head coach Leonid Slutsky, a close friend of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, replaced Marco Silva last month.“The Tigers have signed 20-year-old right back Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Premier League Champions Chelsea,” Hull said in a statement.“After completing the move earlier (on Tuesday), Aina joined up with the rest of the squad to fly to Portugal for a pre-season training camp.”London-born Aina progressed through Chelsea’s academy and made his first-team debut last August in a League Cup win against Bristol Rovers.He made his Premier League bow as a substitute against Leicester in October and has made a total of six senior appearances.Despite representing England at Under-16 through to Under-20 level, the right-back has committed himself to Nigeria.“It’s my first loan move away from Chelsea and I just want to hit the ground running,” Aina said.“I’m looking forward to getting to know all of my new team-mates during the training camp in Portugal.” Hull have sold Curtis Davies, Harry Maguire and Josh Tymon to Derby, Leicester and Stoke respectively following relegation from the Premier League last season. Ola Aina in action for Chelsea 1
AN online safety expert from Co Donegal has expressed his shock and heartache at the latest suicide of a young schoolgirl.Lara Burns, 12, from Kilcock in Co Kildare, was found dead in horse stables at her home at the weekend.There are claims she was being bullied online. Her death follows those of Erin Gallagher in Ballybofey last month and Ciara Pugsley in Leitrim in September.Niall Mulrine, who delivers anti cyber-bullying courses to children, their parents and teachers, said he is in shock over another suicide.“I was in another school in Co Kilare just two weeks ago delivering talks to children same age as Lara and younger and to parents on the dangers online and I am shocked by the loss of Lara,” said Mr Mulrine.“Feedback I was getting from the children in the 10-12 age group was scary. I had one particular 10 yr old who had her profile on Facebook set to 42 yrs old, as that was her mothers age. “Another girl, stopped to speak to a stranger on the street who asked her facebook password. When I asked them if they would be my friend, 90% of said they would only after 5 minutes of addressing them.“Statistics online are outdated and the feeling I am getting on the ground, is there is less awareness than what the country think our children have?” he asked.A Facebook tribute page has been set up for the 12-year-old. Her brother Brendan wrote “RIP sis.”Laura was a student at Maynooth Post Primary School. They said in a statement the school said it was a “terrible tragedy for Lara’s family, our school and our community”.“We are deeply saddened by these events. Our sympathy and thoughts are with Lara’s family and friends.” If you like any info for parents/children, check my site http://www.PcClean.ie/InternetSafetyAnd soon to be launched website http://www.CyberSafetyAdvice.comDONEGAL ONLINE SAFETY EXPERT’S HEARTACHE AT SUICIDE OF 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL was last modified: November 26th, 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)Tags:DONEGAL ONLINE SAFETY EXPERT’S HEARTACHE AT SUICIDE OF 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL