Granger to meet Jagdeo soon on 3rd list

first_imgGECOM chairmanshipPresident David Granger said he hopes to meet with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo sometime next week to relate his decision regarding the third list of nominees for the position of Chairman of the Guyana Elections CommissionOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo(GECOM).The Opposition Leader submitted the third list of nominees to the President on August 25, 2017, and now some five weeks later, the President is yet to make a pronouncement.The six nominees are Major General (rtd) Joseph Singh; Attorney Teni Housty; Attorney Sanjeev Datadin; Conservationist and businesswoman, Annette Arjune-Martins; Pastor Onesi La Fleur and former Magistrate Krishnadatt Persaud.When asked about the delay in the selection of a Chairman for GECOM, the President said he was awaiting the written ruling of the acting Chief Justice, Roxane George.“The Honourable Chief Justice has published an opinion and I have been studyingPresident David Grangerthat opinion and looking at the decisions that I have to make. It was quite clear that among everything she has written, she has not interfered with the President’s right guaranteed by the Constitution to select a person fit and proper. I think that in that regard, I will continue to do what the Constitution guarantees me to do which is to select someone fit and proper,” Granger said.According to the Chief Justice, President Granger should provide reasons for rejecting nominees presented by Opposition Leader Jagdeo for the position of the GECOM Chairman in accordance with Article 161 (2) of the Constitution, which refers to the need for communication and negotiation. However, the President is not obligated to provide reasons.The case was called before the Chief Justice on June 27, 2017, with submissions from a representative of the State; the plaintiff, businessman Marcel Gaskin’s attorney; Glenn Hanoman and the Guyana Bar Association representative, Attorney Teni Housty.Gaskin, a businessman and engineer, had moved to the High Court in March of this year to challenge the constitutionality of President Granger’s reasoning behind his rejection of Jagdeo’s list of six nominees.Granger has maintained that the list of nominees must include a Judge, a retired Judge or a person qualified to be a Judge. On the other hand, Jagdeo has argued that the nominees do not have to be Judge-type as the Constitution makes provision for another group of persons under the category of “fit and proper”.The most recent GECOM Chairman, Dr Steve Surujbally, was not a Judge or qualified to be a Judge and neither were most of the past chairpersons. Granger had also accepted the nomination to serve as GECOM Chairman several years ago.“Now that I have it (written ruling) in hand and I have read it much more carefully… I look forward to have a meeting with Jagdeo. I have not set a timeline because I do not know about Jagdeo’s availability. I hope (to have the meeting) next week if he is available,” Granger said.Guyana is expected to have Local Government Elections next year and the Opposition has accused the President of deliberately frustrating the selection process so that he could appoint someone in his favour.last_img read more

BC’s 150th Birthday

first_imgPremier Gordon Campbell released the following statement in recognition of B.C. Day 2008, and the 150th anniversary of British Columbia’s inception as a British Crown colony:”This year our province marks a milestone – 150 years of achievement, cultural diversity and community strength since the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia in 1858. The people and events thathave shaped British Columbia are unlike any other, and have contributed so much to our nation and our world. I proudly join all British Columbians in pausing to take stock of the challenges and triumphs ofour history, and in looking forward to our future.”This is a time to reflect on the strengths of our province. The blending of traditions and cultures in an exceptional and evolving multi-cultural mosaic, including our First Nations’ heritages, has helped create this unique society. We are all fortunate to live in British Columbia, a place of natural riches and beauty, of prosperity and of opportunity.- Advertisement -“Today we think not only about how far we have come as a province, but also about what kind of province and what kind of world we want for our children, and their children. The founders of British Columbia, and all those who have followed, rose to the challenges of their day. They laid the foundation for our province and entrusted us with their legacy of leadership.”Together we look towards a future of excitement and prosperity for all British Columbians. With the eyes of the world turning to our province in 2010, we will show them a British Columbia that is proud, dynamic and working together to build strong communities that support our children, seniors, and families – with some of the longest life expectancies and best education outcomes in the world, a province of opportunity wherepeople from around the world come to live, to work, and to raise a family. “As we move forward into the next chapter of our history, we will rise to today’s challenges and leave for our children and grandchildren a province that is just as full of opportunity and optimism as it was 150 years ago.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Zambrano set to avoid arbitration

first_imgZambrano has said he is seeking a salary similar to that of Barry Zito, who signed a $126 million, seven-year contract with San Francisco. Williams a no-show Bernie Williams was nowhere to be seen, and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman doesn’t think that will change. “It appears he made his decision. That’s all I can take from it,” Cashman said. “I’m assuming at this stage that he’s not coming.” Yankees position players took physicals Monday, a day ahead of their first workout. Manager Joe Torre, fighting a cold, went home before the end of Monday’s workout and didn’t speak with reporters. Torre had planned to call Williams again Sunday, and Cashman said he didn’t hear that a conversation took place. Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano said he expects to sign a one-year contract before today’s scheduled arbitration hearing. “I think it’s 85 to 90 percent that we don’t go to arbitration,” Zambrano said Monday. Zambrano caused a stir last week when he told WGN-TV he would leave as a free agent if he did not have a multiyear contract by opening day, but backed off that request. He earned $6.5 million last season when he was 16-7 with a 3.41 ERA, 210 strikeouts, then asked for $15.5 million in arbitration. The Cubs countered at $11,025,000, which is more than any player has been awarded. center_img Gagne throws Texas Rangers closer Eric Gagne threw off a mound for the first time at spring training Monday, completing a 37-pitch session with no complications. Gagne, who had as many surgeries (two) as relief appearances last season, said he will do some light throwing today before returning to the mound. Bunt singles The latest Manny Ramirez mystery surfaced when teammate Julian Tavarez said his close friend would arrive late at spring training. The Toronto Blue Jays and manager John Gibbons have agreed to a one-year, $650,000 contract extension, a team official said. 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

Risky loans in spotlight

first_imgA key Democratic lawmaker said he wants to tighten regulations on mortgage lenders in the wake of a spike in foreclosures by borrowers of subprime home loans, the adjustable-rate mortgages that have saddled high-risk borrowers with exploding house payments. Until recently, when a number of subprime lending institutions collapsed, subprime lending was the fastest-growing segment of the mortgage market as lenders opened up home buying to those unable to qualify for conventional mortgages. But foreclosures are devastating families unable to make the escalating payments, said Sen. Mike Machado, D-Stockton, and are also threatening the overall economy. “I don’t think there are any quick fixes,” said Machado, the chairman of the Banking, Finance and Insurance Committee, after listening to more than two hours of testimony at an informational hearing. “But … there are real people being affected by this.” The crisis is just the tip of the iceberg, said Paul Leonard, director of the Center for Responsible Lending’s California office in Oakland, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization. Leonard, who testified at the hearing, predicted nearly a half-million new foreclosures in California over the next several years among 2.2 million nationwide. “Some would say it’s the price of doing business for risky borrowers,” Leonard said. “There’s plenty of blame to go around among brokers, lenders, rating agencies, investors and most importantly, California regulators.” The Department of Corporations has only 25 examiners to oversee 4,800 licensed mortgage brokers, Leonard said, “so clearly, we don’t have enough resources to stay on top and find problems in a timely fashion. We can’t in good conscience abandon homeowners who’ve been harmed by rampant subprime loans.” Machado criticized the Department of Corporations’ tepid approach to regulating mortgage brokers, responding incredulously when Commissioner Preston DuFauchard said he sent out letters to brokers asking them to consider stopping so-called stated-income loans, where there is no verification of a borrower’s employment or income. “My question is, could he issue a regulation or order to put that in place?” Machado said after the hearing. “I say, yes he can. He has the power. I think he should have been very pro-active.” A web of mortgage brokers, many of whom are real estate agents, write the original loans before selling them to larger financial institutions, said Nancy Wallace, a professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. What’s needed, she said, was more oversight to ensure the original lenders follow truth in lending laws and let borrowers know up front about fees and rising mortgages they’ll be facing – or whether they should take a loan at all. “\ will get ahead of themselves in terms of how contracts are priced, in how they manage risk,” she said. “And there are people who get ahead of themselves by pushing the envelope and exposing themselves or deceiving borrowers. … So, California has an important if not regulatory, responsibility in oversight of origination practices.” The subprime lending woes could exacerbate the already slowed housing sector, which could then bring the nation’s economy to the edge of a recession, said Stuart Gabriel, professor of finance and economics at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. “There’s a possibility,” Gabriel said, “that the housing sector could have a significant depressing effect on the economy.” Industry officials said they hope a backlash won’t kill subprime lending, which they said was a key to homeownership to millions around the country. (916) 441-2101160Want 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

Steven Gerrard’s farewell Kop mosaic – 14 spectacular pictures of Anfield tributes from the famous terrace

first_img JFT 96 – Against the backdrop of an Independent Panel investigation into the Hillsborough disaster, the Kop proclaimed ‘JFT 96’ – ‘Justice for the 96’ – at a home game against Norwich on 22 October 2011. A year later, the panel’s report finally delivered the truth about Hillsborough, leading to the new inquest. 14 The Truth – In 2007 Liverpool met Arsenal at Anfield in the FA Cup third round, for a match screened live on BBC television. The game was watched by millions, but it wasn’t the action on the pitch that grabbed the attention. Instead, Liverpool fans – angered by the BBC’s use of former Sun editor Kelvin McKenzie, who had refused to admit any wrongdoing over the newspaper’s damaging accusations about Liverpool fans in relation to Hillsborough – used the occasion to send out a message that the truth about the Hillsborough disaster must be heard. As the Kop spelt out ‘The Truth’, all that could be heard for the first six minutes of the game – the amount of time played in the fateful FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in 1989 – was a constant chant of ‘Justice for the 96’. It was a remarkable display and helped keep the campaign for truth and justice in the public domain. JC 23 – On the occasion of Jamie Carragher’s 737th and final Liverpool appearance, the Kop paid tribute to the one club hero and all-time Anfield great on his retirement from the game. Red and White – Long before other English clubs were trying to create a spectacle on European nights, Anfield had become famed for its atmosphere under the floodlights. Before the 2002 Champions League quarter-final against Bayer Leverkusen, the Kop recreated the famous red and white checkerboard pattern that appeared on thousands of flags when Liverpool won their first European Cup in 1977. As horrendously copied by Chelsea years later. Free Michael Now – Liverpool fan Michael Shields was wrongly imprisoned for attempted murder in Bulgaria, after travelling to the country en route to Istanbul for Liverpool’s Champions League victory in 2005. On 1 December 2008, the Kop made their plea before a game against West Ham, prompting the Football Association ito write to the club asking for an explanation of the orchestrated support for a convicted man. Shields had been transferred to a UK prison to serve out his 10-year sentence, but less than a year after the Kop’s protest, Shields was released and given a royal pardon by Justice Secretary Jack Straw, who said he was “morally and technically innocent”. 14 Thanks – Before the Merseyside derby in May 2013, the Kop thanked Everton and their fans for all the support they have given to the campaign for truth and justice surrounding the Hillsborough disaster. 14 14 14 Allez – Liverpool needed a 2-0 win over Italian champions Roma to progress to the 2002 Champions League last eight and, with French manager Gerard Houllier back on the bench for the first time since his heart surgery five months earlier, the Kop roared them on to victory. The night began with a message in French to both the team and Houllier, ‘Allez’ (come on). The 96 – 25 years – To mark 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster, against the backdrop of new inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final, the Kop paid their respects before a home match with Manchester City. Five times – Liverpool’s return to the Champions League may have been a disappointment, but this European Cup mosaic was certainly spectacular. It was created to mark Liverpool’s return to the competition for the first time in six years. Ray Kennedy – In April 2009, Liverpool and Arsenal played out a spectacular 4-4 draw. The match is chiefly remembered for the fact that Andrei Arshavin scored all four goals for the visitors, and that it effectively ended Liverpool’s hopes of winning the title. But that night was poignant for another reason, as both sets of fans paid tribute to one of the greatest players to pull on a red shirt – Liverpool or Arsenal red. Ray Kennedy helped Liverpool dominate in England and Europe in the late 1970s and 1980s, having won the double with the Gunners in 1971, but was sadly struck down with Parkinson’s at the age of just 35. A fund to help pay for his care, ‘Ray of Hope’, as well as fund the Parkinson’s Disease Society, organised a mosaic display of Kennedy’s numbers – ‘5’ on the Kop for his Liverpool shirt, and ’10’ in the away end for his Arsenal number. 14 14 14 Shankly – Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see another 13 memorable Liverpool mosaics – On 1 September 2013, just a day before what would have been Bill Shankly’s 100th birthday, the Kop remembered Liverpool’s legendary manager in style. Then watched the Reds beat Manchester United 1-0. When Steven Gerrard makes his final Liverpool appearance at Anfield against Crystal Palace – live on talkSPORT on Saturday 16 May – the Kop will be paying tribute to the Reds legend with a mosaic.As one of the most football grounds in the world, Anfield is no stranger to spectacular displays of support.Take a look at the slideshow above to see 14 of the most memorable Liverpool fan mosaics down the years. GH – Gerard Houllier helped make Liverpool a force again when he delivered five trophies to Anfield in 2001, so it was a huge shock when he was rushed to hospital for emergency heart surgery during a Premiership game in autumn of that year. On 4 November 2001, the Kop was transformed into a giant French tricolour, with Houllier’s initials in the centre, as a get well soon message to their boss. 14 14 14 14 14 Sami – One of the best defenders in Liverpool history, Sami Hyypia, bid farewell to Anfield in 2009 and was waved off with this spectacular mosaic. Hyypia’s Liverpool career encompassed 454 games, 10 trophies and a lifetime’s gratitude from Kopites. 14 Justice – Mosaics are usually the preserve of the Kop, but on 23 September 2012, at a home game against Manchester United, three sides of Anfield made a statement at the first game following the independent panel’s report into the Hillsborough disaster. The Kop picked out the words, ‘The Truth’ and the home section of the Anfield Road end declared ’96’. But with the truth about the disaster now irrefutable, the Centenary Stand’s message signalled what needed to now follow: ‘Justice’.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at Dexter’s at Mount Errigal Hotel.Today’s Weather: Dry but cloud and dull to begin with this morning and temperatures of around 6C. However it will brighten up in the late morning to give some sunny spells across most of Donegal and temperatures climbing to 10C or 11C, down a few degrees on recent days. It will feel a lot fresher too. Expect showers in the afternoon, some heavy or prolonged. Most of the showers will clear after dark. It will much colder tonight than of late, temperatures dropping to between 2C and 5C overnight tonight.DON’T FORGET: It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel. Great food and great service – in all weathers!SUNSHINE AND SHOWERS: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD weatherdonegal daily weatherletterkennyMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

Win a luxurious overnight stay for two in the Mulroy Woods Hotel

first_imgOne Year on and the Mulroy Woods Hotel, Milford is going from strength to strength.To Celebrate their First Year Anniversary and the Launch of their new video promoting both the Hotel and the magnificent scenery on our doorstep, we are offering ONE Lucky Person the chance to WIN a Luxurious Overnight Stay for Two!This fabulous prize includes; A cosy overnight stay for TWO in a Superior Guest Room, Buffet Breakfast, Dinner, Champagne & Chocolates!To Enter Simply LIKE, SHARE & COMMENT with why you would like to WIN!In just twelve months the Hotel has been transformed into a stunning venue and we now present one of the finest Hotels in Donegal. Owners Marty & Patricia Kelly are over whelmed with the support to date from the local community and the greater Donegal area and are looking forward to seeing you all in “The Woods” soon. In addition to the extensive refurbishment project that is still ongoing 12 new superior guest bedrooms were constructed which now brings the bedroom total to 45.Sales & Marketing Manager  Siobhán Barrett-Doherty is delighted as business is going from strength to strength.“We have experienced a great season embracing all that this fabulous region has to offer, our proximity to some of the most stunning iconic attractions in the county makes The Woods the ideal base for exploring. Customer feedback in relation to the new look Mulroy Woods Hotel has been phenomenal and we are already experiencing a lot of repeat business. In addition to our individual guest leisure business, contracts are now firmly in place with some of the top incoming Tour Operators to Ireland, this will see a steady flow of International Coach Business coming to the Hotel from this summer onwards.”Wedding bookings are increasing week on week and all wedding parties are delighted with the warm and inviting ambience that we have created ensuring a memorable experience for all their wedding guests. We have created a destination Wedding venue whereby family and guests can come together to celebrate and savour the delights of the region at the same time. We will ensure your dream wedding your way..Our elegant banqueting suites provide the perfect ambience and intimacy, the Glashagh Suite catering for up to 400 guests and the Mulroy Suite for up to 200 guestsThe old world character of this landmark hotel captures the essence of Irish hospitality, where traditional Donegal charm meets modern luxury. The hotel’s plush décor creates an instant sense of comfort and cosiness, this is a Hotel with heart. Roaring turf fires and delicious cuisine welcome you in winter. While in summer the ‘Woods’ make you feel like you’re in the middle of an Irish garden.It will be our pleasure to welcome you over the coming months and years ahead, welcoming hospitality, tranquil surroundings…all that’s missing is you! Win a luxurious overnight stay for two in the Mulroy Woods Hotel was last modified: August 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:commentgiveawayhotellikeluxuriousmulroy woodsnight for twoSharelast_img read more

Plan’s rush could affect U.S. status as landmark

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I caution everybody: It’s not football ber alles (above all else.)” Linda Dishman, president of the Los Angeles Conservancy, a leading preservation group, said she signed off on the plan in 2003 because the new stadium would preserve two of the Coliseum’s three defining characteristics: its exterior walls and the peristyle. But recent changes – including removing berms on the exterior walls – have her worried that the renovation could lead to the revocation of the Coliseum’s coveted status as a national historic landmark. “When we initially agreed to support the project, we believed the exterior of the bowl and the outside walls, particularly the walls, were sacrosanct,” Dishman said. “We felt we were on the edge. And when you’re so close to the edge, our understanding was that (the design) would be treated with great respect and not altered.” Efforts to fast-track the $800 million Memorial Coliseum modernization designed to lure an NFL team to Los Angeles have raised concerns that the ambitious plan will jeopardize the landmark status of the 83-year-old stadium. The speed with which officials are pushing the plan through has limited public debate and even past supporters question whether the Coliseum’s historic status is being jeopardized. The plan – to create a towering, three-tier 68,000-seat stadium inside the Coliseum’s existing walls – was approved unanimously Tuesday by the city Planning Commission and is headed for a City Council vote on Friday. “You’ve got a mentality of people who want to get it done at any cost,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who also is a member of the Coliseum Commission. Coliseum officials and architect Ron Turner have worked for more than three years with preservationists and the NFL’s stadium consultants to develop a plan that includes suites, club lounges and spacious locker rooms. And they’ve been mindful of the fate of Chicago’s Soldier Field, which lost its national landmark status after an extensive renovation. “We’re working with public officials and preservationists to balance the need for a state-of-the-art NFL stadium that will allow a team to be economically competitive, while being sensitive to the public interest and historical concerns,” said Neil Glat, who has directed the NFL’s study of L.A. sites. Ultimately, the Coliseum’s historic status lies with the National Parks Service. “When we do an assessment of a building, we look for salient characteristics that define the things that are important about it,” said David Look, the deputy head for culture resources for the NPS’ West Regional Office in Oakland. “There’ve been a number of significant events at the Coliseum, including two Olympics,” Look said. “Let’s say people at the last Olympics came back to this new place. Would they even recognize the place?” The city’s Historic Preservation Committee unanimously approved the design changes last week, but also recommended that the Coliseum Commission work closely with the state and NPS to maintain the stadium’s historic designations. “We want to make sure we learned by the mistakes in Chicago and we’ve taken pains to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Deputy Planning Director Robert Sutton said. City planning staffers recommended approval of the project to the Planning Commission, which voted 6-0 on Tuesday in favor of the project. “We think professional football is the best thing that could happen to the Coliseum,” Planning Commission President Jane Ellison Usher said. The Community Redevelopment Agency is set to consider the plan Thursday and the City Council on Friday – just days before National Football League owners meet in Denver to discuss L.A.’s bid, as well as a competing proposal by neighboring Anaheim. Concerns over the rapid pace of the approval process and the almost single-minded determination to return professional football are dismissed by supporters of the plan. “It’s not something to get your nose out of joint on,” said David Israel, a state-appointed member of the Coliseum Commission. “We’re just dealing with a lot of issues at the same time.” The NFL has been leaning hard on Coliseum representatives to get all of the approvals in place in advance of the owners meeting Tuesday Yaroslavsky says as the deadline looms, he’s concerned that Coliseum officials – who have kept mum about negotiations – are giving too much away. “It’s the standard operation procedure for the NFL – you get into a bidding war,” he said. “We’re in that now. I love pro football, but I’m not one who believes the NFL is the most important thing in Los Angeles.” The developing tension reflects differing visions for the future of Exposition Park. “I see the Coliseum as a rising tide that lifts all ships and I don’t think we’re giving anything away,” said Bill Chadwick, an investment banker who has played a lead role in negotiations for the Coliseum Commission. Chadwick, a member of the Science Center board, takes a free-market view of the museum’s concerns about the NFL. “If you have a shoe store in my mall and I bring 60,000 people by your store and you can’t sell shoes, I think you’ve got the problem, I don’t,” he said. But since the NFL and the Coliseum have agreed to a 25-year lease to operate the stadium – with the NFL holding options for an additional 30 years – some question what will happen when the NFL’s interests don’t coincide with those of the museums in the park. “That’s been the danger from Day One when you turn over the keys to a private operator,” said Yaroslavsky, who has spent his career in the public sector. “The expectation from my point of view is there’s nothing this deal should do to infringe upon other constituents of the park – the Science Center, the rose garden, the Natural History Museum, the African-American Museum. That needs to be an overall concern.” There have also been concerns raised about increased signage, including a 15-story sign on Exposition Park’s western border, five multisided monument signs that could include advertising and three multisided signs that are up to 30 feet tall. “If that becomes billboard row, it would be a travesty for a park as beautiful as Exposition Park,” Yaroslavsky said. “You don’t see a Toyota sign on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.” Chadwick, the NFL proponent, said the signs are a key revenue component for the NFL, generating up to $30 million a year to the team’s owner. Jane Pisano, president of the Museum of Natural History Foundation, said park tenants often find ways to work through their difference amicably because they have similar missions. “The NFL is not a park tenant, there’s no history of cooperation,” Pisano said. “Everyone wants this to work, for the NFL to come to the Coliseum, for it to be successful for everyone. But for that to happen there needs to be respect for the public interest in the park.” Staff Writer Rick Orlov contributed to this report. (818) 713-3621160Want 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

Horgan dreading trip to champions Dundalk

first_imgReigning League of Ireland Premier Division champions Dundalk will be raging hot favourites to defeat Finn Harps in this Monday night’s rescheduled fixture at Oriel Park (kick-off 7.45). So it’s going to be a daunting task for Ollie Horgan’s men to get even a point from this clash. Harps have lost their previous two league games against Stephen Kenny’s outfit this season, conceding ten goals and scoring none. So that is the scale of the challenge facing a Donegal side that has lost its last five games and failing to find the net once during that dismal run.Being completely up front as usual about the magnitude of the task ahead, Horgan said playing a star studded side like Dundalk at any time of the season is extremely difficult but on the back of the recent poor run of form and absence of three key players, the trip to Oriel Park for his side is going to be a huge test mentally and physically.  “I don’t think there is any good time to play Dundalk and tomorrow night certainly isn’t ideal with a number of players unavailable to us. They have scored ten goals against us in previous two meetings so the size of our task doesn’t get much more difficult than that”, Horgan said. In team news the manager will again be minus Damian McNulty (knee) while Sean Houston is also injured and Josh Mailey is a doubt for the Oriel Park trip. Ethan Boyle is suspended and Horgan has confirmed that Barry Molloy is unavailable. So in terms of the numbers the panel is stretched meaning that a couple of the U19 players will be included in the squad for the Dundalk game.Monday night’s match finally got the green light after Dundalk secured a 1-0 FAI Senior Cup quarter-final win over UCD at the Belfield Bowl on Friday night. Had that game ended in a draw the replay between those two teams was scheduled for Monday night, which would have meant the Harps game having to be put back again. Their match against Dundalk had been originally fixed for August 15th but was deferred due to the European commitments that Stephen Kenny’s side had at that time.Back in March, Harps lost 3-0 at Oriel Park and in the middle of May it was a 7-0 hammering at Finn Park. Dundalk are on course for a third successive Premier title, currently leading the league by seven points from Cork City who have a game in hand. Horgan’s side is third from bottom and a massive 32 points behind the reigning champions. Bray Wanderers 2-0 win over bottom of the table Longford Town at the City Calling Stadium puts them seven points ahead of Harps. So the battle is now effectively between the Donegal outfit and Wexford Youths who occupy the play-off place in the relegation zone. Harps currently are five points in front of Shane Keegan’s men with two games in hand.  Longford are bottom, eight points adrift of Wexford. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————TEAM NEWSSuspended: Ethan BoyleDoubtful: Josh MaileyInjured: Sean Houston, Damien McNultyUnavailable: Barry Molloy—————————————————————————————————————————————————— RECORD AGAINST DUNDALK (All Competitions)Monday night’s game will be the 77th meeting of the two clubs and the 42nd to be played at Oriel Park.Total Games:       76 (41 at Oriel Park)Harps Wins:         29 (13 at Oriel Park) Dundalk Wins:      27 (16 at Oriel Park)Draws:                 20 (12 at Oriel Park)Harps Goals:        104 (52 at Oriel Park)Dundalk Goals:     105 (64 at Oriel Park)LAST 10 GAMES v DUNDALK15-Jul-06           Finn Harps 1-2 Dundalk – First Division15-Sep-06         Dundalk 1-1 Finn Harps – First Division19-Nov-06         Finn Harps 0-1 Dundalk – First Division08-Mar-07          Dundalk 3-2 Finn Harps – First Division11-May-07         Finn Harps 0-0 Dundalk – First Division12-Jul-07           Dundalk 1-1 Finn Harps – First Division14-Sep-07         Finn Harps 1-0 Dundalk – First Division16-Nov-07         Finn Harps 2-0 Dundalk – Promotion/Relegation Play-Off11-Mar-16          Dundalk 3-0 Finn Harps – Premier Division13-May-16         Finn Harps 0-7 Dundalk – Premier DivisionOUR LAST MEETING WITH DUNDALK13th May 2016.  Finn Park.  League of Ireland Premier Division.FINN HARPS 0DUNDALK 7 Robbie Benson 5, 20; Daryl Horgan 36, David McMillan, Andy Boyle, Paddy BarrettFinn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher; Damien McNulty, Packie Mailey, Keith Cowan, Ciaran Coll; Dave Scully (Ethan Boyle half-time), Barry Molloy (Kevin McHugh 65), Sean Houston, Gareth Harkin; Adam Hanlon; Ryan Curran (Liam Flatley 76).Dundalk: Gary Rogers; Sean Gannon, Brian Gartland, Andy Boyle, Dane Massey; Daryl Horgan, Ronan Finn (Darren Meenan 65), Chris Shiels (George Poynton 74), John Mountney, Robbie Benson; David McMillan (Paddy Barrett 59).——————————————————————————————————————————————————FINN HARPS GOALSCORERS 2016Ryan Curran – 6Sean Houston – 4David Scully – 3Kevin McHugh – 1Damien McNulty – 1Josh Mailey – 1Tony McNamee – 1Ethan Boyle – 1 (in League Cup)Horgan dreading trip to champions Dundalk was last modified: September 11th, 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:Dundalkfinn harpsnewssoccerSportlast_img read more

Men’s Golf Moves Up To Ninth on Final Day of GCU Invite

first_imgStory Links Sophomores Kyle MacDonald (Burlington, Ontario) and Chase Wicklund (Scottsdale, Ariz.) completed the scoring for the Bulldogs with final rounds of 75 and 78, respectively for matching three-round scores of 227. “Drew had a very solid tournament and other than a double-bogey late in his round he was in position to have a top-five finish,” Lewis said. “His game is really taking form and I expect him to keep it up in our next tournament. Tim [Lim] also had a good showing. He played great all three rounds except for a couple of holes.” Lim finished the event tied for 22nd after scores of 71 and 72 to open the tournament. Avant was six strokes behind his teammate. “Today was more challenging with stronger winds and more difficult pins,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. “We shot 12-over but only had one bad hole as a team which was No. 8, a par 3. We played the hole early in our round we ended up 7-over on that hole alone.” Ison finished tied for 12th place with a three-round total of 213 after carding a final-round score of 73 following scores of 71 and 69 on the first day at the 7,134-yard, par-71 GCU Championship Course. He recorded three birdies on the day, including two on the back nine to finish 1-under par on that side. Freshman Tim Lim (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and junior Tommi Avant (Chandler, Ariz.) posted matching scores of 74 on the final day. Each recorded an eagle on a par 5 to highlight their rounds while Avant added two birdies to recover from his three bogeys to open the round. mPHOENIX, Ariz. – Led by another solid day from senior Drew Ison (Edmond, Okla.), the Drake University men’s golf team finished the two-day, 54-hole GCU Invite in ninth place. The Bulldogs posted a team scored of 296 on the final day to finish with a team score of 877 after rounds of 296 and 285 Friday. Drake finished tied with CSU Northridge in ninth-place, just three strokes behind eighth-place Northern Illinois. Missouri won the 15-team event with a three-round score of 850. Final Results “We were a little disappointed we didn’t play better today, but it is always positive when you move up a position in the team standings,” said Lewis, whose team was in 10th place heading into the final round. Pacific’s Casey Scott took medalist honors with a 6-under par three-day score of 207 (69-69-69). This weekend’s finish was the Bulldogs sixth top-10 finish of the season. The team aims to add to that tally at its next competition, the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate, hosted by Illinois State, March 31- April 1. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more