Battle for RSPL fourth spot resumes

first_imgWith the top three of Portmore United, Montego Bay United and defending champions Arnett Gardens securing their semi-final round qualification for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), the battle will resume for the other spot.In contention for that spot are the promoted UWI FC (42 points, who are sitting in pole position as they currently occupy fourth, a position they earned last week with a comfortable win over the defending champions Arnett Gardens at the UWI Bowl. Humble Lion (41), the team which occupied that spot for most of the season, will be looking to get an away win over the inconsistent Boys’ Town (38) at Barbican.stop RenoFormer champions Harbour View (39) are still in the running, but they let themselves down badly last week with a loss to Boys’ Town. To get back in the picture, they will have to stop Reno, something that is not beyond them.Humble Lion are just a point behind UWI FC and will be hoping for a slip by the college boys and that they get the better of Boys’ Town to put themselves in the driver’s seat.UWI FC cannot be faulted for the confidence flowing through their ranks ahead of their game against Cavalier, especially after the results of last week. A win over the defending champions is nothing to sniff at and with today’s opponents being put to the sword last week by the relegation-battling Rivoli, they are well within their right to think that these are three points they can take, especially at home.Goalscoring is something that UWI FC can confidently say they have addressed with Girvon Brown finding his scoring boots and using them with regularity and he has been getting good support from Anthony Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings. Cavalier, for their part, will be happy that their top player Chevone Marsh has caught the eye of the national selectors, but will not be so happy that that good fortune has denied them of his services for today’s match.In Marsh’s absence, Cleon Pryce and Sulae McCalla will have to shoulder more of the attacking responsibility for Cavalier.Today’s Games:• 3:30 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Montego Bay United – Anthony Spaulding Complex• 3:30 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Humble Lion – Barbican Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Reno – Harbour View Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Portmore United vs Waterhouse – Juici Park, Clarendon• 3:30 p.m: Rivoli United vs Tivoli Gardens – Spanish Town Prison Oval• 3:30 p.m: UWI FC vs Cavalier – UWI Bowl, Monalast_img read more

Chelsea, Arsenal count their losses as top four soar

first_imgAt the other end of the table, seven clubs are separated by just four points but West Brom look down and out after a fourth straight Premier League defeat against Huddersfield.AFP Sports looks at the major talking points from the Premier League weekend.Chelsea on the slideAfter the opening half hour on Sunday, Chelsea looked on course to move level on points with United as they deservedly led through Willian’s opener.However, they are now six points adrift of Mourinho’s men as they wilted after the break.“At the end we are talking about another defeat,” said Conte, whose side have now lost three of their past four league games.“We must be disappointed because when you have this type of situation you have to manage the game better with experience and maturity to get three points. Instead for another time we are talking about a loss.”Worse could be to come for Chelsea as they make the daunting trip to City next Sunday, while Spurs, Liverpool and United face Huddersfield, Newcastle and Crystal Palace next weekend.Awful few days for ArsenalIf losing the League Cup final in a meek 3-0 submission to Manchester City was not bad enough, Arsenal also saw Tottenham, in fourth, open up a 10-point gap on their north London rivals.Arsene Wenger’s men now realistically need to inflict just City’s second league defeat of the season when the sides meet again on Thursday to remain in contention for the top four.“Arsenal really needs to win against City or then the distance will be too big for them like it happened for us last season,” said United manager Jose Mourinho.United salvaged Mourinho’s debut season at Old Trafford by qualifying for the Champions League via the Europa League.But even that route looks less likely for Arsenal than a few days ago after they drew AC Milan in the last-16.103 not out for LiverpoolLiverpool’s 100th goal of the season may have come from an unlikely source as Emre Can got the ball rolling in a 4-1 rout of West Ham at Anfield.However, the familiar three then took over as Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane took their combined tally for the campaign to 66.Jurgen Klopp declared the display “a joy to watch” and beyond even his own expectations.Tellingly, Klopp also highlighted the importance a 10-day break before Saturday’s clash had been to help his side reach peak performance.The German has rotated more than any other manager in the Premier League this season and Liverpool look refreshed rather than running on fumes for the final stages of the season as they have in Klopp’s previous two seasons.West Brom cut adriftWest Brom boss Alan Pardew admitted he had “a bag-and-a-half packed” even before Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Huddersfield, given his inability to turn the Baggies fortunes around.Reports say Pardew will be handed one more week to save his job when West Brom travel to Watford this weekend, but time is rapidly running out not only for Pardew’s prospects of remaining in charge but West Brom’s chances of survival.Seven points now separate them from safety with just 10 games remaining.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho (L) watched his side come from behind to beat Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on Sunday © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 26 – Manchester United inflicted a miserable weekend on Chelsea as Jose Mourinho won his personal duel with Antonio Conte and helped shunt the champions out of the Premier League’s top four.Former Chelsea man Romelu Lukaku scored and set up the winner for Jesse Lingard in a 2-1 defeat for Conte’s team, whose bid for a Champions League place was further hit by victories for Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.last_img read more

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

first_img– All over for Atletico –Any lingering hopes Atletico Madrid had of turning the final seven games of La Liga into a title race were dashed as Barcelona beat them 2-0 to move 11 points clear at the top of the table.Atletico coach Diego Simeone had admitted winning at the Camp Nou was the “only option” to revive their stuttering challenge but the task was made harder after Diego Costa was sent off in the 28th minute for insulting referee Gil Manzano.Even with 10 men, Atleti almost held on for a point, only for Luis Suarez to break their resistance with five minutes left, a brilliant curling shot nestling in the corner. Lionel Messi added a second a minute later to round off the victory, and leave Barca with one hand on the league trophy.– Choupo-Moting will go down in PSG legend –Eric Choupo-Moting’s miss for PSG against Strasbourg — just how did he do it? © AFP / Anne-Christine POUJOULATA surprise signing back in August destined to be a back-up to Paris Saint-Germain’s all-star attack, injuries have given Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting a run in the team.The Cameroon international has become something of a cult hero at the Parc des Princes and put his side ahead in Sunday’s game against Strasbourg with his third league goal of the season.But his extraordinary miss later on, turning a net-bound Christopher Nkunku shot onto the post while standing on the line, saw jaws hit the floor in the stadium.It proved crucial in denying PSG the chance to wrap up the Ligue 1 title. The score was 1-1 at the time, and Thomas Tuchel’s side — needing a win to be crowned champions — ended up drawing 2-2.“Sorry about that,” Choupo-Moting said later.One thing is for sure though — Choupo-Moting will now never be forgotten in Paris.– Kovac can jump for joy –Niko Kovac was jumping for joy as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 5-0 © AFP/File / Tobias SCHWARZBayern Munich’s bombastic return to the top of the Bundesliga table had coach Niko Kovac understandably jumping for joy on Saturday.Kovac has been under pressure in recent weeks, but is now back on course to win the title in his first season after Bayern thrashed title rivals Borussia Dortmund 5-0.Usually a cool character, Kovac could not hide his relief. He celebrated Bayern’s third goal by leaping into the air on the touchline, earning him comparisons with both Michael Jordan and Jurgen Klopp.“I had no idea Niko Kovac could jump that high,” Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told Sky the following day.Despite Bayern’s thumping win, the Bundesliga title race remains on a knife-edge, with just a single point separating the two teams.– Ancelotti alarm before Arsenal –Napoli will be “in trouble” if they repeat their performance against Genoa in their Europa League game at Arsenal, said coach Carlo Ancelotti © AFP / Carlo HermannCarlo Ancelotti said he was alarmed by the performance of his Napoli side in a 1-1 draw against Genoa before their Europa League quarter-final, first-leg trip to Arsenal.The draw against Genoa, who played for an hour a man down, came days after a 2-1 defeat against lowly Empoli.Ancelotti insisted his side were not neglecting Serie A with the focus on their only chance of a trophy in the Europa League.“I don’t think the players were distracted, because we haven’t talked about Arsenal at all,” he said.“It’s an alarm bell, certainly, because if we play like this in London, then we’re in trouble.”– ‘Scudetto’ might be slipping away from Milan –Gennaro Gattuso’s AC Milan are still on course for a return to the Champions League despite losing to Juventus © AFP/File / Isabella BONOTTOGennaro Gattuso believes AC Milan are still on track to achieve a Champions League return for the first time since 2013/14 despite his side falling to their third defeat in four games in a 2-1 loss against Juventus.“We have to achieve our Scudetto, which is Champions League qualification, at any cost,” said coach Gattuso, who won the trophy twice with Milan as a player.Milan occupy the final Champions League spot of fourth place, but Atalanta, Roma, Lazio and Torino are all within touching distance.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Diego Costa (R) was sent off as Atletico Madrid lost in Barcelona to end their title hopes in La Liga © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEPARIS, France, Apr 8 – The title race is now effectively over in Spain after Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid on Saturday, but it’s back on in Germany while Paris Saint-Germain contrived to squander the chance to clinch the French crown.AFP Sport takes a look back at some of the main talking points from across the continent:last_img read more

Streaking Quartz Hill ‘on all cylinders’ at right time

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe Rebels have a .352 team batting average, with 11 players batting .333 or higher, and are slugging .557. They have 68 extra-base hits, including 25 home runs, and a 1.72 team ERA. Junior first baseman Candice Miller is batting .472 and leads the team with 10 homers. Sophomore outfielder Jordan Hood is batting .438 with six homers, and junior outfielder Aliana Devenney is batting .405 and slugging .865. “It’s just a combination of everything,” Quartz Hill co-coach Maury Cauchon said. “The bats, the pitching and the defense came together all at one time. “Right now, we’re running on all cylinders.” Cauchon said senior leadership the team has been provided by second baseman Christine Priestley, right fielder Traci Wolf, third baseman Jessica Franklin and catcher Amie Ganske. About a month into the season, Quartz Hill High’s softball team went from very good to dominant. The red-hot Rebels (18-3-1) outscored their opponents 88-5 in a nine-game winning streak to close out the season. They are peaking at the perfect time. Quartz Hill is among four Golden League teams and eight Antelope Valley teams that play first-round Southern Section playoff games today. The Rebels play host to Nordhoff of Ojai in a Southern Section Div. III game at 3:15 p.m. Quartz Hill has emerged as one of the area’s most statistically dominant teams. Confidence also has been a key factor in the surge. Cauchon pointed to a 3-1 upset over Alemany of Mission Hills on April 13 as a turning point. “(Alemany) was playing really well, and when we defeated them, that showed we could play with anybody,” Cauchon said. “It was a good win for us to get.” The return of a healthy junior pitcher Kristin Ware from a leg injury suffered in late March has solidified the team. Ware is 12-2 with a 1.90 ERA and is batting .400. Quartz Hill is hoping the momentum will carry over into the playoffs. The Rebels haven’t won a playoff game since 2002, when they advanced to the Div. I quarterfinals. No Antelope Valley team has won a section title since Boron won the Div. VI title in 2000. “In the beginning of the season, our goal was to win league, but it’s a new season, and now we have to switch gears,” Cauchon said. “We’re representing out league and our area.” No fear: Knight, a second-year program with no seniors, won its first postseason game Wednesday, defeating Hoover of Glendale in a Div. III wild-card game. It will play today at top-seeded Oaks Christian of Westlake Village. Knight coach Tammie Zimmardi said the Hawks’ moxie makes it a special team. “This year there is no fear in their faces, and last year there was a lot of fear,” Zimmardi said. “They’re just going out there thinking they can beat anybody and that’s what I love about this team.” One-hitter: Sophomore pitching standout Heather Sandberg tossed a six-inning one-hitter, striking out 12 batters and walking just one to lead Lancaster to a Div. III wild-card victory Wednesday over visiting Beverly Hills. Sandberg was 2 for 2 and freshman Shawna Wright was 2 for 4 with a homer, a triple and three RBIs for the Eagles (16-7-1), who play today at El Rancho of Pico Rivera. gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND Today, 3:15 p.m. Div. III: Knight at Oaks Christian; Highland at Crescenta Valley; Lancaster at El Rancho; Nordhoff at Quartz Hill. Div. V: Paraclete at St. Bonaventure. Div. VI: Upland Christian at Boron; Desert at Grace Brethren; Desert Christian at Frazier Mountain.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

Suspected drunk-driver called Gardai “fat prostitutes” and spat in urine sample

first_imgA man stopped for suspected of drunk-driving called two female Gardai “fat prostitutes” and then spat into the urine sample he gave.Mark Fair appeared at Falcarragh District Court charged with a number of offences. The court heard the 26-year-old was stopped on suspicion of drink-driving at Gransha, Buncrana on August 15th, 2012.However, Garda Inspector Denis Joyce said Fair hurled a litany of abuse and insults at the two female Gardai.He said that Fair called the Gardai, “sluts, c***ts and fat prostitutes.”When arrested, Fair kicked the side window of the patrol car and threatened to spit in the face of one fo the Gardai before calling her an “ugly c***.”Fair, of Ballinahone, Fahan, was then given the option to give a specimen of his blood or urine but spat in the small amount of urine he provided and a proper test could not be carried out.The court heard that Fair has a number of previous convictions including theft, public order, cruelty to animals and passing counterfeit currently.He is currently on remand in prison facing other charges.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client almost suffered from a “Tourette’s-like” condition when dealing with authority or when he had alcohol taken.He said “When I meet him he is a very affable young man.”Judge Paul Kelly described the names Fair called the Gardai as “outrageous and appalling.”He fined Fair €250 for the public order offence and a further €300 and disqualified him from driving for four years for failing to give a sample.A charge of criminal damage of the Garda patrol car was struck out and a charge of frustrating Gardai was taken into account.Suspected drunk-driver called Gardai “fat prostitutes” and spat in urine sample was last modified: May 18th, 2017 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:buncranacourtGardaiMark Fairspitlast_img read more

Killybegs to welcome its longest cruise ships ever this summer

first_imgTwo luxury cruise liners will set a new record when they berth at Killybegs pier this season.In May and July, the Killybegs will welcome Cunard Line’s MS Queen Victoria and MS Queen Elizabeth.At 294 metres long, twice the length of the Croke Park pitch, they will be by far the longest ships to visit the fishing town. Cruise Ship agents Sinbad Marine Services Ltd. have revealed that 15 cruise ships will arrive at the harbour from April 26th to September 24th 2018, bringing thousands of visitors to the area.The 20th of May is expected to be a thrilling day for Killybegs as the Queen Victoria sails into town. There will be up to 2208 passengers on the ship and a crew of 900 – many of whom will stay in the town. The Queen Elizabeth will berth on July 20th during its voyage from Rotterdam to Britain and Ireland.Cunard Queen Elizabeth. Image: Cunard.comIt is expected that many locals will come as “day trippers” to see such large ships docked in the harbour.Passengers can disembark to explore Donegal’s highlights for the day. Typical excursions from the port include visits to Glencolmcille Folk Village, Donegal Town and Crolly. A spokesperson from Sinbad Marine Services said cruise ship stopovers in Donegal often inspires passengers to return on holiday: “Passengers often comment that they intend to return to Donegal at a later date to see more of the amazing scenery and as most of the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth passengers will be UK nationals there is a great chance that many of them will make a return visit.”Cunard Queen Victoria. Image: Cunard.comKillybegs has become the cruise capital of the Wild Atlantic Way thanks to its deep water harbour and the stunning natural scenery of the surrounding areas.Of the 15 ships due, 11 are 175 meters long or more, which is considered large for Killybegs and 8 of the ships are making their first port call to this port. The new pier at Killybegs is 300 meters long, just enough to accommodate the Ms Queen Victoria and Ms Queen Elizabeth.200m Saga Sapphire at Killybegs HarbourThe Queen Victoria was launched in 2007 and had a major refit in 2017 while the Queen Elizabeth is the youngest of Cunard’s three ships being launched in 2010.Cunard ships have a reputation for classic elegance, hosting a ‘formal evenings’ during their cruises and enforcing a dress code on board after 6pm every evening which informs passengers that “shorts and blue or worn denim (for men and women); sandals and sleeveless tops (for men) are not considered appropriate within the ship”. Killybegs to welcome its longest cruise ships ever this summer was last modified: April 12th, 2018 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:cruise linercunardkillbegsSinbad Marine Services Ltdtourismlast_img read more

Superior four-bedroom house on the market in Inishowen for €375,000

first_imgA superior four bedroom large house with detached garage in the exclusive village of Fahan and with beautiful sea views over Lough Swilly, Fahan Marina, Inch Island and surrounding countryside is on the market for under €400,000.These properties are the Inishowen peninsula’s most upmarket address. They are located in Inishowen most prestigious village and continue to be the gold standard of a house in this region. Fahan has been sought after for many years because of it€TM beautiful sandy beaches, marina walks, restaurants, sea & countryside views and proximity to Derry, Buncrana & Letterkenny.The property was built around 2005 and is of solid construction.It is built in the Georgian style and really should be viewed to be appreciated.Measuring in total ca. 3195 sq ft. The ground floor accommodation includes 2 large reception rooms, a study or 5th bedroom, WC, kitchen, utility room, pantry and conservatory/dining area.Upstairs are four double bedrooms (two with en suite) and a main bathroom. Superior four-bedroom house on the market in Inishowen for €375,000 was last modified: April 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Damian Jones to receive MRI on left shoulder injury

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookDETROIT — Following the Warriors’ 111-102 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, third-year center Damian Jones received an MRI on an injured left shoulder.It is not immediately clear when the results will available, or how serious the injury might be. But Jones missed the entire fourth quarter because of the injury. He finished with nine points on 3-of-7 shooting and …last_img

Mike Lutmer, Sept. 12

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’ve had a little too much rain. I have been trying to get some hay made and it has not been fun. Our third cutting looks really good and we have had enough rain for it to grow but our days are getting shorter and it has cooled down. The rains haven’t left much of window to cut and dry hay, but the longer we wait the shorter the days get and the closer we get to harvest.The rain has been great for the double-crop beans and I think they should be pretty good. The rain has been too late for some of the corn. It is drying down.I haven’t seen any disease problems going crazy yet in the corn. There is some corn standing very well but some of it around the county is pretty sketchy. Where the sandier soil is over by Carlisle they started shelling over there last week and corn is going down pretty badly. As a whole I think it is still standing alright, but in some places it is a concern.I have some beans that are lodging pretty bad because they were so tall.  When they dry down it may be an issue, but they look like they will yield really well. The double-crops are still dark green and well over knee high and thick.I think we are still three weeks out for harvest yet. The beans in the last four days have lost about a third of their leaves and the corn is starting to turn pretty quickly, but I think it will at least be the end of the month before we really get going.last_img read more

McAfee Buys Trust Digital Mobile Security

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Tags:#mobile#security#web curt hopkins McAfee, the computer security firm, announced that it is buying Trust Digital, a smartphone management and security software company. McAfee, which has nearly $2 billion per year in sales, is hoping the acquisition of Trust Digital will allow it to present a total security loop, from endpoint, McAfee’s speciality, through a company’s smartphones, and back again.Trust Digital helps “secure and manage corporate smartphones and PDAs” worldwide. They are global leader, though they have only about 40 employees to McAfee’s 6,000. Trust Digital’s offerings support iPhone OS, Android, Web OS, Windows Mobile, and Symbian mobile operating systems. McAfee expects to mesh these with its ePolicy Orchestrator, its “enterprise-class, open platform to centrally manage security for systems, networks, data, and compliance solutions.”The companies expect the deal to close by June 30. McAfee’s shares fell 11% last month, as its Q1 revenues and forecast came in under Wall Street estimates. That was in part due to the faulty signature it released that misidentified a Microsoft XP system file as a threat, along with foreign currency changes and a stock buyback. The negotiations on the company’s purchase of Trust Digital would have begun long before that, but the hope no doubt is that this move will contribute toward reconciling future earnings with shareholder and analyst expectations. last_img read more