‘Go Wait for 30 Days’

first_imgAssociate Justice Jamesetta Howard Wolokollie– Supreme Court urges UPThe Supreme Court on Friday urged the ruling Unity Party to wait until November 23, which marks the end of the 30-day period as provided by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to hear and decide complaints arising from the October 10 presidential and legislative elections.The court also denied UP’s request demanding the NEC to produce several documents that it believes would help the party to prove its case of alleged irregularities and fraud against the conduct of the October 10 elections.UP, in its request, asked the court to demand the NEC to provide a copy of the Final Registration Roll (FRR) for the October 10 elections and copies of the addenda to the voter roll made at polling centers across the country.It also asked for copies of the worksheet of the NEC presiding officer that was arrested in Electoral District #3 in Nimba County, allegedly with pre-marked ballots.The ruling party also asked for records of the investigation conducted by the NEC on a staff at the office of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf allegedly arrested with a machine for printing Voter Registration Cards and other election materials at his New Georgia home.Associate Justice Jamesetta Wolokollie, who delivered the court’s ruling, said Article 83 of the 1986 Constitution sets 30 days as the timeframe for authorities of the NEC to hear and make determination on election-related disputes.“If this court was to set a specific day requested by the UP, it would be in violation of the constitution and the use of power not conferred upon this court by the sacred document,” Justice Wolokollie said.She observed that there is no reason for holding the NEC in contempt “when it has not exceeded the time (30 days) given it under the constitution.”However, Wolokollie said “the court reiterates its position that the NEC does not have to consume the entire 30 days before concluding in a given election matter.”She added: “NEC should proceed expeditiously with the investigation of election disputes pending before it by recognizing the critical nature of the electoral cases and implementation on the governance of a nation.“The court takes jurisdiction notice that indeed a ruling has been made by the Board of Commissioners of the NEC on the UP’s appeal before that Board as a subject of this request, which renders the matter moot,” Justice Wolokollie said.Recently, the NEC accepted UP’s request to intervene on behalf of the opposition Liberty Party (LP) that is also seeking a rerun of the October 10 elections based on alleged irregularities and fraud.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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All radio/TV/cable licences to be re-evaluated – GNBA

first_imgThe Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) will be re-evaluating all radio, television and cable licences in keeping with a new national plan for frequency allocation and coverage.This announcement was made on Friday when the Broadcasting Authority hosted its inaugural press conference to discuss concerns over the regulation of the broadcasting industry.Some of the issues raised by the GNBA include the restructuring of broadcasting fees and licensing requirements; modifying the conditions for application with respect to new and existing licences; introducing new guidelines for retraining of monitoring personnel and monitoring of broadcast programming; among others.Chairman of the Board of Directors Leonard Craig indicated that his expectation is that everyone (licence holder and new applicants) will have to re-apply and in the re-application process you are considered on the merit of your application. He elaborated that his interpretation would be a “re-evaluation” based on merit.Craig termed this process as “putting everyone in one pool” and then evaluating them based on the premise that there is not enough frequencies to effectively support every one. The pool includes all current licence holders and 44 applicants.Commercial zonesGNBA Chairman Leonard CraigThe GNBA intends to implement a new commercial zoning system which will attract separate fees based on the zones. The primary zone includes Georgetown and the areas encompassed in 30 miles of such at a fee of $1.2 million per annum for Television (TV) stations, with radio licensing requiring $2.5 million per annum.The secondary zone inclusive of Berbice, Bartica and Essequibo will seek to incorporate a fee of $600,000 per annum for TV licences and 1.25million per annum for radio licences. The tertiary zoning licence inclusive of Linden, Lethem and Mabaruma will go at a fee of $300,000 for TV and $625,000 for radio licences per annum.The Board of Directors will also look to facilitate community stations for marginalised and Hinterland areas at $150,000 for TV stations and $321,500 for radio stations per annum respectively.According to the GNBA, “the fee for each zone is 50 per cent less than the preceding zone. Nevertheless, the policy of 3.5 per cent of gross income whichever is greater, will stand” and operators desirous of extending to more than one region, subject to approval, will be required to pay the annual fee applicable to the additional zones.The Authority is still deliberating on fees for the cable systems. The GNBA is currently in discussions with the National Frequency Monitoring Unit for allocation of frequencies.The GNBA has indicated that after careful study the fees for television was reduced since it was found that income generation for TV is less than in radio. The body then posited that there are currently seeking to collect monies owed to them in TV to the tune of $120 million. Defaulters will be met privately to determine an adequate option to resolving the issue. However, discussions are in progress as to the effect of an amnesty period for defaulters on television license.Rating systemsThe Board is also contemplating the introduction of ratings systems. This system will see 20 per cent locally produced programmes within the first year of broadcast. Local broadcast includes newscasts, music, documentaries and public service announcements. Additionally, the Directors are pressing for US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ratings regulating the structure of TV schedules. TV-G and TV-PG rated shows will be allowed during the day with TV-PG13 rated materials will be allowed to show from 20:00h followed by TV-PG17 productions after 22:00h. The rating system is prohibiting the airing of TV-M, TV-R and TV-X.Consequently, the Board is currently in preparation of a set of guidelines for all broadcasters.As it relates to commercials, the Board is instituting not more than 15 minutes per hour of commercials as “it affects the smooth continuity of the programmes,” as well as the practice of stringing together one commercial after another which cuts into the programme content. Such practices will incur sanctions if not adhered to the GNBA’s outlined guidlines.The Board says it is currently preparing a set of guidelines for all broadcasters.The conference was represented by the Board of Directors including Chairman Craig, Attorney Abiola Wong-Innis, Victor Insanally, former broadcaster Anthony Vieira, Ameena Gafoor and Jocelyne Jossiah. The panel recommends “a complete review” of the spectrum allocation.last_img read more

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Williams ponders his move

first_imgEL SEGUNDO – Shammond Williams now can admit that he sometimes questioned his decision to leave behind a starting job on a team that advanced to the Euroleague Final Four last season to sit the bench game after game with the Lakers. “I can’t lie to you,” Williams said. “I felt like being one of the elite players in Europe and coming here, I was like the only one that wasn’t playing. Everybody’s playing, and all these guys’ teams, I beat and with probably less talent than they had.” Williams had played in only 11 of the Lakers’ first 55 games this season before Friday’s victory over Boston. Williams was the first guard off the bench and finished with six points, four assists and no turnovers in 20 minutes. Lakers coach Phil Jackson credited Williams with playing a “very fine floor game,” and added that he would continue turning to Williams and Aaron McKie – the only two Lakers older than 30 – ahead of young guards Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic. “We’re investing things in our younger players because we realize they have great potential,” Jackson said, “but in the process we know we take a little bit of an experience hit because of it and right now is a time we need experience.” It was an opportunity for which Williams waited all season. He signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract last summer with the Lakers after spending two seasons out of the NBA, the first with a Russian team and the second with FC Barcelona. But Williams also was suffering from a stress fracture in his pelvis that limited his floor time during training camp. The Lakers settled into a rotation without him while Williams had to make his first priority recovering from the injury. Williams told Jackson early in the season that he didn’t want to stand in the way of a younger player’s development, feeling that he suffered that fate earlier in his career. Yet Williams added that he would welcome any opportunity to help the team. center_img He ran the offense well during his time on the court Friday, and said he wanted to recapture a sense of what the Lakers were trying to accomplish in the triangle. Injury report: Smush Parker sprained his left ankle and was unable to practice Saturday. He is probable for this afternoon’s game but joins a long list of Lakers suffering from ankle injuries. Jackson said neither Luke Walton nor Kwame Brown would make the two-game trip, and that Brown’s ankle was feeling better than Walton’s. It will be a month Monday since Walton injured his ankle, leaving him beyond exasperated with the situation. “If it’s not better Friday, I don’t care,” Walton said. “That’s as good as it’s going to get.” ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3610 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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Chapa Dimba All-Stars hit first Spain session

first_img0Shares0000Catherine Aringo of Chapa Dimba All Stars displays football skills during the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars training at Futbol Salou, Cambrils grounds in Spain.BACELONA, Spain, May 8 – The Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars on Wednesday attended their first training sessions at Futbol Salou training grounds, Cambrils in Spain under the watchful eyes of La Liga coaches.The two-hour training focused on strength and technical skills involving opening, attacking, passing and scoring under the watchful eyes certified La Liga coaches. The 32 team of boys and girls were grouped into two teams having two La-Liga Coaches each offering guidance and instructions. They are expected to bond and gel ahead of their friendlies with the local youth sides.Cedric Asmani controls the ball during the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars training at Futbol Salou, Cambrils grounds in Spain.“My first training session has been a great experience. We have been trained on strength, attacking and opening. The experience is eye opening for me and I look forward for better days,” said Ivonne Ogada, an All-Star player from Ndhiwa Queens.“It is my best feeling ever to be trained by La Liga coaches here in Spain. It is something I have been wishing for since the beginning of the tournament. I anticipate for a different version of me at the end of the trip,” said   Cedric Asmani, an All-Star player from Shimanzi Youth.The team has a rigorous schedule involving trainings, friendlies against the local youth sides, a live match and tour of the cosmopolitan capital of Spain, Barcelona.Their first friendly match will be tomorrow the 9th of May 2019 against Reus Deportiu, a local Youth side playing in the Second Division of La Liga tournament.Nuru Hensley (Left) controls the ball as Lavender Murumwa (Center) and Cynthia Libondo (Right) attacks during the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom All-Stars trainings at Futbol Salou, Cambrils grounds- Spain.“The All-star team is fit technically and are very promising.  Since they are from different teams in Kenya, we expect them to bond before they face the local youth sides. They will face Reus Deportiu tomorrow in the evening and two more later on as their trainings continue,” said Oliver Dodd – La Liga representative to Kenya.The 32 players – 17 boys and 15 girls were scouted from across the country during the eight regional finals of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom tournament.Their technical bench consist of two coaches – Pauline Awuor of Acakoro Ladies and Ted Amumala of Lugari Blue Saints. The two were selected through a draw conducted on 28th April at Gymkhana Grounds during the Nairobi regional finals.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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SPECIAL OFFERS NOW ON WITH WATSON’S WEEKLY WONDERS

first_imgBUSINESS: There are some sensational offers now available for customers at the award-winning Watson Home Hire and Hardware. Every week management run their hugely popular WATSONS WEEKLY WONDERS.The deals showcase some of the incredible products they’ve got available at great prices! Below are the products available in-store NOW!Protect yourself against Carbon Monoxide:Kidde Alarm Triple Pack, TWO smoke alarms and ONE Carbon Monoxide detector, great value for a premium product, protect yourself against carbon monoxide poisoning. The CO alarm has a SEVEN year sensor life and warranty. The smoke alarms have a THREE year warranty and batteries – usual price 49.99 our price only 29.95.Superb deal on DEWALT Boots:DEWALT extreme THREE work boots, steel toe, hard wearing leather uppers, chemical & oil resistant sole, available in sizes 7-11. very comfortable boot – usual price 99.99 – our price only 69.99.GREAT DEAL ON COAL BUNKERS from 89.00:Strong & sturdy Irish made THREE bag coal bunker, top quality product, top lid and buttom flap, great for tight spaces – our price only 89.00 THREE bag – our price only 139.00 SIX bag – our price only 179.00 12 bag – FREE delivery. Great Deal on Super Set Heaters:premium quality gas cabinet heater, 3 heat settings, sturdy wheels for easy movement, clean and cost effective heat. very reliable. takes standard 11kg household cylinder.(not included)our price only 89.00free delivery to your doorwhile stock lastsGREAT SMOKELESS COAL DEALS:premium quality smokeless nuggets, in 40kg bags delivered to your door. good heat output1 BAG €16.953 BAGS €49.005 BAGS €80.00see our new online fuel store for other great deals. 40 toilet rolls only 9.9540 pack 2 ply quality toilet roll, less than 25c per roll, this deal is for this week onlyour price only 9.95yes 40 rolls for only 9.95SPECIAL OFFERS NOW ON WITH WATSON’S WEEKLY WONDERS was last modified: October 14th, 2015 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:BusinessFeatureslast_img read more

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DDTV: Photographer capture sublime beauty of Northern Lights

first_imgPhotographer Noel Keating captured the stunning Northern Lights dancing over St. Peter’s Lake on Friday, along with a hauntingly beautiful clip of fog settling in over Ballyshannon as the day drew to a close.Noel says; “It was just gone midnight standing by the shore at St. Peter’s lake in the freezing cold ( -5) and the Aurora started the beginning of a new day, what a moment this was to be there watching the sky dance with Aurora’s.” “Later on in the day I managed to capture another beautiful moment, as the sunset and fog that had been covering Ballyshannon all day – raced towards me just like I had anticipated it would… We live among beautiful moments, we just need to stop and take them in… live the moment.”To keep up with Noel’s work you can follow him on Facebook.DDTV: Photographer capture sublime beauty of Northern Lights was last modified: November 27th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:AuroraBallintraBrucklessNoel Keatingnorthern lightsPhotographyst peters lakelast_img read more

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Man who struck woman with baseball bat is jailed for 9 months

first_imgA man hit a woman with a baseball bat after she tried to close the door in her house as the attacker tried to get into the house to see the woman’s partner.Damian Zygmunt appeared at Falcarragh District Court today charged with having possession of a weapon and also assault. The court heard how Zygmunt, a 26-year-old father-of-one, arrived at the house at The Gardens, Ballymacool, Letterkenny on March 1st, 2016.He demanded to speak to a man in the house but when the woman tried to close the door, the accused produced a baseball from inside his trousers.Garda Inspector Seamus McGonagle said Zygmunt began to swing the bat and struck the woman in her mouth.He then struck another male in the head with the bat before being pushed out the front door by the people in the house and locked the door.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher said his client had previously had issues with cannabis and steroids and had got into debt.The court was told the Zygmunt had 31 previous convictions for a series of charges including possession of a firearm, public order, misuse and sale of drugs, criminal damage and burglary.Judge Paul Kelly said Zygmunt, with previous addresses in Letterkenny, had an atrocious record but said he accepted that the woman was not the target although this was of little comfort to her.She had suffered a “terrifying ordeal” and had suffered bruising and a loose tooth.Judge Kelly said “He has an atrocious record much of which involves violence.“He is clearly a man who resorts to violence without much hesitation.”He jailed Zygmunt for nine months on the charge of possession of a weapon and six months for assault with both charges to run concurrently while the sentence was backdated to November 5th when he went into custody.Man who struck woman with baseball bat is jailed for 9 months was last modified: January 18th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:baseball batcourtDamian Zygmuntletterkennylast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH AGM TAKES PLACE THIS SUNDAY

first_imgAGM SeasonThe Aodh Ruadh AGM takes place on Sunday 7th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. All club members, and indeed anyone with an interest in Gaelic games and culture in Ballyshannon, are warmly invited to attend as we reflect on the year past and plan for 2015.The deadline for receipt of nominations and motions has passed. The Bord na nÓg AGM will be held on Tuesday, 2nd December at 8.30pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. There are a number of vacant positions this year. Anyone interested in getting involved in coaching or on the committee please contact Shane Ward, Shane Toolan or Tracey Flood. Anyone with an interest in underage football is welcome to attend. The Juvenile Hurling Committee held a well attended AGM on Thursday night. There was a full review of a reasonably successful 2014 and plans were put in place for 2015. The following positions were filled on the night. Chairman, John Rooney; Assistant Chairperson, Fionnula Gillespie; Secretary, Eddie Lynch; Assistant Secretary, Paul O’Sullivan. The following managerial appointments were made: Under 8, John Rooney; under 10, to be filled at January meeting; under 12, Denis Daly; under 14, to be filled at January meeting; under 16, John Rooney, Peter Horan and Mike Lynch; and minor, Peter Horan, John Rooney and Mike Lynch. If there is anyone interested in the under 10 and under 14 positions they are asked to contact John Rooney 086-2587793 or Eddie Lynch 087-7583171.FootballAodh Ruadh face Saint Eunan’s in Convoy this Saturday 6th December in the quarter-final of the under 21 championship. Needless to say, this is a big game for the club and we’d appreciate a big turnout of Ballyshannon support for this one.HurlingOur seventh annual Juvenile Hurling Presentation night will take place this Saturday night in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh at 7pm. This year’s guest is Antrim legend Sambo McNaughton. The former All-star is one of Ulster’s greatest hurlers, he managed his home club Cushendall to this year’s Antrim’s county title. His views on hurling are widely respected and presently he sits on the Hurling Review Committee set up by GAA President Liam O’Neill. All are welcome to what promises to be a great night.Awards galaThe Annual Donegal GAA Awards night takes place in the Abbey Hotel Donegal Town on Saturday 6th December. Along with the Annual Club Awards there is the presentation of Ulster and All-Ireland runners-up medals in football and county hurling league medals. Tickets are available priced €40. Please contact any Aodh Ruadh committee member if interested in attending this function.Blue sky thinking for Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Fund-raiser Planning ahead for 2015 further funding will be required to do a number of things to complete the Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Centre of Excellence Development Plan adopted by the Club in 2006. A workforce is in place to undertake all of the necessary works. The funding is required to purchase materials and so on. Amenity lighting is required to supplement the Training Pitch Floodlight Scheme which was funded and undertaken in 2012. Those involved in underage coaching have sought the provision of a toilet block at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Those involved in hurling wish to see the hurling rebound wall fully completed and floodlit. There is a lot of club and community interest in the new Fitness Trail which is nearing completion. Current provision has been made for the future floodlighting of this facility. Additional funds are required to achieve this. With a view to seeing all of these projects well advanced or completed during 2015 club members are asked to support the Skydive For Aodh Ruadh penciled in for April 2015. A minimum of 10 volunteers to ‘take the jump’ for the Club and to raise €1,000 each through their own fund-raising initiatives are required. The skydive will be professionally organised. So far five club members have come forward to participate. As the work at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh is central to how the club’s teams perform in all grades and codes a good joined-up club effort is sought on this one. A quick visit to Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh any day will demonstrate the positive and progressive impact that these small initiatives can have in providing the best by way of facilities and amenities for our players and wider community. Please participate by either signing up for the skydive or by working with a friend or club colleague to make their participation worthwhile. To move this forward make contact as soon as possible with Conal Gallagher 0862112812; David McLoone 0877760177; Michael Daly 0869171949 or Tom Daly 0872390410.Abbey Centre BingoThe big bingo jackpot of €800 was won by Cassie Granaghan of Ballinacarrick. Bingo this Friday will be held at the Rock Hall, Ballyshannon due to the events organised at the Abbey Centre and Coláiste Cholmcille. The winter snowball continues to grow, now standing at €300 on 49 numbers or less.Aodh Ruadh Lotto There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €3,400. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 11, 13, 14 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Mickey Gahan, Tir Conaill Street; Mary Duggan, Cornhill; Dan Tunney, Main Street; Kane Family, Cluain Barron; and Sean and John, c/o The Bridgend. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €3,500 takes place at 8.30pm in Dicey Reilly’s on Sunday.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLER.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH AGM TAKES PLACE THIS SUNDAY was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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Newcastle make it three wins on the spin and push Burnley deeper into trouble

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 4 Newcastle celebrate Clark’s decisive goal 4 Latest Premier League News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Newcastle surely could not believe their luck, and the goal allowed them to stick to their compact shape and invite Burnley to try to play through them.The hosts’ attempts to do so were largely woeful and the frustration from their fans was growing even before more poor defending allowed Newcastle to double their lead in the 23rd minute.The Clarets’ success last season was built on a rock solid defence but it has been a radically different story so far this term and Clark was left unmarked to glance in a Ritchie cross after Newcastle took a corner short.But the game changed with a goal out of nothing for the Clarets in the 40th minute. Mee’s long ball forward looked speculative but Clark allowed Vokes to drift off him and the big Welshman rose just inside the box to loop a header over Martin Dubravka, who was a long way off his line. gameday cracker no dice Burnley almost equalised with a rare moment of quality in a frantic end to the half as Vokes headed down for Wood to fire in a volley that Dubravka did very well to push behind.Ayoze Perez then took exception to an arm in the face from Steven Defour, although it appeared accidental, and referee Anthony Taylor kept his cards in his pocket.The whistle came at the right time for Newcastle and the start of the second half again saw the away side possessing the greater impetus.Only Ritchie will know how he did not restore their two-goal advantage five minutes in. 4 tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED The Burnley players tried in vain to find an equaliser REVEALED center_img Benitez salutes the travelling Toon Army Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Burnley pulled one back through a fine header from Sam Vokes five minutes before the break but were unable to find an equaliser and Sean Dyche’s side remain just above the bottom three.Newcastle would have won by more but for an extraordinary miss from Matt Ritchie while Joselu hit a post.The game kicked off half an hour late after referees’ assessor Eddie Wolstenholme collapsed in the tunnel and was taken to hospital, and Dyche would have been furious with sloppy play from his side that allowed Newcastle first to threaten and then to score.Chris Wood failed to clear a corner and Mee then threw a foot at a weak Fernandez shot, sending the ball flying into the top corner. huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won getty shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ben Mee watches on helplessly as his deflection leave Joe Hart stranded 4 More weak defending from Burnley allowed DeAndre Yedlin to break into the area; Hart got a toe to the American’s cross-shot but could only divert the ball into the path of Ritchie, who from a couple of yards out and with a completely open goal in front of him somehow hit his shot wide.Ritchie and Salomon Rondon then got in each other’s way as another decent opportunity presented itself, and Burnley at last set about trying to take advantage of their good fortune.Strong play from Vokes and Wood saw the latter fire another shot at Dubravka, before a fine last-ditch block from Yedlin denied the New Zealander again.Wood’s third chance was the best of the lot but he got his connection all wrong when Aaron Lennon cleverly hooked the ball back and sent it flying over the bar. Newcastle United climbed further away from the Premier League relegation zone and plunged Burnley further into the mire with a third consecutive victory and their first at Turf Moor in more than 40 years.A 2-1 win came after a bright start for the visitors as an own goal from Ben Mee and a spectacular header from Ciaran Clark, in for the injured Paul Dummett, made it two 19 minutes later. Newcastle then came agonisingly close to a third once again when a fine break saw Perez set up substitute Joselu, who went for power and struck the woodwork.Hart played as an outfield player during four minutes of added time but it was to no avail as Newcastle claimed a rare Monday night victory and a first on the road this season.last_img read more

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Men’s Soccer Returns Home To Host Evansville

first_imgEvansville blanked Belmont, 2-0, in its last match. Prior to the non-conference win, the Purple Aces battled Loyola, the MVC leader, to a 1-1 draw on Oct. 15. Junior Ian McGrath is tied for second in the conference in goals with six. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team returns to the Cownie Soccer Complex to host Evansville on Saturday at 5 p.m. The men’s match against the Purple Aces will follow a Drake women’s game versus Missouri State that will start at 2 p.m. Drake (4-8-1, 1-3-1 MVC) welcomes Evansville (7-6-2, 2-2-1 MVC) after going 1-0-1 last week. The Bulldogs snapped a six-game losing streak when they edged Bradley, 1-0, on Oct. 11 followed with a 1-1 draw at Missouri State on Oct. 15. Redshirt senior Ben LeMay (Hugo, Minn.) scored the game-winner against the Braves. His goal came off a set corner kick piece that started with senior James Wypych (Wellington, New Zealand) sending a corner kick into the box that redshirt James Grunert (Muskego, Wis.) redirected to LeMay, who deflected the ball into the net for his second goal of the year and the eighth of his career. Freshman Scott Misselhorn (Cape Town, South Africa) came through for Drake at Missouri State. With the team trailing 1-0, late in the first half, Misselhorn headed a ball in off a corner kick for his first career goal. The two teams traded chances in the second half and overtime sessions with neither team able to deliver as the Bulldogs finished with their first tie of the season. Redshirt senior goalkeeper Darrin MacLeod (Waterloo, Ontario) delivered a huge stop on an early Bears’ penalty kick. MacLeod continues to claim all-time program records in his final season. Earlier this season, MacLeod took sole possession of career shutouts. With the win over Bradley, he moved into sole possession of all-time wins with 31 and career minutes with 6,371:40. MacLeod slid into a tie for first all-time in career games with 70. The final record in his sights is career saves as former standout Zach Brennan had 303 in his career. MacLeod has 295 career saves. Following Saturday’s contest, Drake travels to Peoria, Ill., on Oct. 26 to take on Bradley. First kick is set for 7 p.m. and the midweek match will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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