Guyanese man dies in New York crash

first_imgA Guyanese man travelling in a car which was going at a high speed with four passengers died after it crashed into a utility pole in front of 2141 Central Avenue, New York, on Christmas morning, the Daily Gazette reported.Dead: Guyana-born Lakhraj “Derrick” PremnauthAccording to the Daily Gazette, Police identified the man killed as Guyana-born Lakhraj “Derrick” Premnauth, 24, of Schenectady. Those injured were Veeshram Ramdeo, 17, Kenny Jamuant, 17, and Sunita Hansraj, 21, all of Schenectady.The report stated that the Colonie Police Department received a call about the accident at about 07:01h. Police at the scene determined the vehicle, a 2001 Audi S4, had been heading east on Central Avenue when it crossed into the westbound lane and struck the utility pole.“The vehicle split in half and three of the four occupants were ejected from the vehicle,” Colonie Police said in a release. “Unfortunately, one of the ejected passengers, an adult male, was deceased at the scene.”The scene of the crash (Daily Gazette photo)According to the Daily Gazette, Ramdeo, the driver, along with his two injured passengers, Jamuant and Hansraj, were taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital with critical injuries and were last reported to be in surgery for multiple traumatic injuries, Police said.Police Lt Robert Winn said paramedics at the scene told Police the injuries were “critical in nature”. He said he could provide no further update on the conditions of the driver and two passengers. He said it would likely be weeks before a toxicology report is completed determining whether alcohol or drugs played any role in the accident.The crash broke the utility pole from its base, leaving most of it hanging from its wires.The Daily Gazette reported that Police at the scene said there was no utility disruption from the accident, and National Grid sent employees to fix the pole.Colonie Police drones, Colonie EMS, and the Stanford Heights and Midway fire departments also responded to the crash, the Daily Gazette reported.last_img read more

Read More →

Gasoline & Oil Prices

first_imgThe N-D-P claims a new poll shows there’s overwhelming opposition in B-C to the provincial government’s carbon tax, which took effect on Canada Day.Opposition leader Carole James says, an Angus Reid survey conducted earlier this month shows, more than two thirds of provincial residents opposed to the tax.In addition, almost 90 per cent think it’s unfair that ordinary consumers are paying it, while big polluters are not.Bolstered by the poll, the N-D-P says it will step up its efforts in the coming weeks to gather signatures on a petition to axe the tax, which added nearly two and half cents, to the cost of a litre of gasoline.Meantime, the national average price has dropped another 3.7 cents a liter and, is now again below a dollar and 30 cents.At a dollar 29 point two it is also, more than 15 cents below the common posted price in Fort St. John.Up until this morning , it had held firm at a dollar 45 point four cents a liter, since the imposition of the carbon tax.Then prior to opening this morning, the Petro-Can filling station, on 105th avenue and 100th street, posted a price drop…albeit, only one half of one cent a liter.However, by nine o’clock it had disappeared and, the price was back up, to where it’s been all month.That’s in sharp contrast to prices in the majority of the 60 Ervin survey cities, with 54 of them recording price drops, up to 10 cents a liter in the past week.That’s is line with what’s happening with the price of crude oil, now about 25 dollars a barrel below this summer’s peak. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Read More →

Update – Tembec, workers sign deal at Chetwynd pulp mill

first_imgTembec has announced it has reached a deal with workers at its idled pulp mill in Chetwynd.The new deal is reportedly for a five-year term, and has been ratified by what the company is calling a “large majority of the membership.”According to the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union Members voted 88% in favour of the five year agreement. “By voting in favour, Local 448 has paved the way for Tembec to fire up the Chetwynd Mill again,” said Local 448 President Hugh Collins. “We expect that our members will be called back to work this week.”- Advertisement -The CEP also says the 5 year deal includes wage increases of 1% in the third year, and 2% in each of the fourth and fifth years of the agreement.  It also includes a wage adjustment for tradespersons, and increases to dental benefits.As reported on Dec. 10th, the mill is expected to re-open at the beginning of January, and ramp up to full production in February.The Chetwynd mill has an production capacity of 240,000 tonnes per year.   It was shut down in February of 2009, putting approximately 180 people out of work.Advertisementlast_img read more

Read More →

Fears of World Cup without Messi as Argentina stutter

first_img0Shares0000Argentina’s Lionel Messi gestures during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match, at El Monumental stadium, in Buenos Aires, on September 5, 2017 © AFP/File / ALEJANDRO PAGNIBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Sep 7 – Argentina’s poor run of results in the South American qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable: a World Cup next summer without Lionel Messi.The dreaded question looms large after an uninspiring draw at home to last-placed Venezuela this week left Argentina adrift of the automatic qualifying places for Russia 2018. Veteran coach Cesar Luis Menotti described the latest performance as “scary” and had some choice words for coach Jorge Sampaoli, who like his predecessors is struggling with how best to use Messi’s verve in a team which has failed to find its spark.“The truth is, it was a shock. Seeing all this was a shock! I played two games against Venezuela: in Caracas we won 7-0 and in Rosario 11-0. Eighteen goals in two games!“And now I see that it’s hard for us to beat Venezuela? There’s something that we’re not doing well,” said Menotti, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1978.The goals have dried up. Argentina were on a run of 309 minutes without scoring in these qualifiers when they finally got an own-goal against Venezuela.Menotti levelled most of his scorn at the tactics used by Sampaoli, the former Chile and Seville coach. “I don’t understand the team.“It’s not the same thing to lead Seville as it is Argentina. Especially if you have Messi.”The diminutive 30-year-old cuts an increasingly isolated figure on the pitch, bereft of teammates who can give him the right pass at the right time, according to former Argentine international Alberto Marcico.“Messi is more isolated, in the past he was better served by those around him.”Messi’s current lieutenants, Juventus’ Paulo Dybala and Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi, haven’t been able to provide the service the star is used to in his slick club side Barcelona, and more often than not he is crowded out by defenders waiting to pounce when the ball finally comes.— ‘Like Tango’ —The over-reliance on Messi is striking for Menotti, saying Sampaoli must change how Argentina use him.“They use drones, they give talks, they put put fourteen guys to work and when he gets the ball, Messi bolts forward to see if he can take everyone on. It’s very difficult,” he said.“Football is like Tango. You can’t run around all the time.”“Football has pause. It has acceleration, it has rhythms, it has changes. The way Argentina play makes you dizzy, and that’s the worst enemy of a footballer,” Menotti told FoxSports.For commentator and former player Diego Latorre, Argentina’s problems go deeper than Messi.“Psychological issues play a very important role in how a game develops, and this team still has a block in its nervous system that can’t be turned off.”Argentina’s priceless forward line is too easily shepherded down blind alleys, playing “like a pack of hungry wolves without teeth who finish up meekly in a corral after 90 minutes,” Latorre wrote in the daily La Nacion.Aside for an over-reliance on Messi, the team has a heavy psychological burden to bear.“They lost three finals, and that’s heavy,” said Marcico, referring to the 2014 World Cup final — lost to Germany in extra-time — and successive Copa America finals in 2015 and 2016.Now, Argentina have just two matches to redeem themselves, hosting fourth-placed Peru in Buenos Aires next month before an awkward final match away to Ecuador at altitude.The top four in the table qualify for next year’s finals, which the fifth-placed team will face a play-off with New Zealand.Former national coach Marcelo Bielsa, now with Lille in France, remains confident that Argentina will prevail in their two remaining matches.“I am absolutely convinced that Argentina will qualify,” he said.But the fear remains that the burden of a nation’s expectations can crush the best of talents, and leave mighty Argentina without a place at a World Cup finals for the first time since Mexico 1970.And it could also leave the world without the spectacle of arguably its greatest player slaloming through defences in Russia next July, depriving him of one last chance to crown his career with ultimate football glory.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Read More →

Spurs on alert as PSG make u-turn on teenage star’s future

first_imgParis Saint-Germain ARE now ready to loan out Tottenham target Adrien Rabiot this month – and Sevilla have moved to the head of the queue to sign him.As talkSPORT told you earlier in January, PSG had seemingly shelved plans to send the young midfielder out on loan during the window.However, according to sources in France, the capital club has reconsidered its position and may let the 19-year-old leave, so long as the club that signs him pay all of his wages until the end of the season.Rabiot is considered one of the most promising midfielders in French football but he has found game time hard to come by at super-rich PSG, where he has made just four Ligue 1 appearances this term.And Sevilla are hoping to take him on loan until the end of the season, which may tempt Spurs to reignite their interest in the youngster. Adrien Rabiot 1last_img read more

Read More →

Liverpool and Southampton miss out Real Madrid star arrives for Real Sociedad medical

first_img Asier Illarramendi Asier Illarramendi is set to undergo a medical ahead of a return to Real Sociedad despite late interest from Southampton.The Real Madrid midfielder is available this summer and had been linked with Liverpool until former club Sociedad became the clear favourites to sign him.Yet there were suggestions on Tuesday that Southampton were interested in making a move for the Spaniard as Ronald Koeman looks to strengthen his side for their Premier League and Europa League campaigns.But that now looks unlikely with Illarramendi back in Sociedad for a medical, with Marca claiming he told reporters he is ‘happy’ to complete the move.Reports in Spain suggest the fee agreed for the 25-year-old is around £11.7million, which represents a huge loss for La Liga giants Real, who paid Sociedad €32.2million [£23.5] for Illarramendi’s services just over two years ago. 1last_img read more

Read More →

Some radical Muslim groups denounce Egyptian bombing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventEgyptian authorities – despite massive sweeps by thousands of troops and hundreds of arrests after each previous Sinai attack – appeared increasingly frustrated by the ease with which terrorists continue to hit the country’s vital tourism industry. It brought in $6.4 billion in 2005 and is the top source of foreign exchange. “This incident is addressed to the whole of Egypt, there is no reason for it other than an attempt to destroy the economy of Egypt by attacking tourism,” said Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif as he visited blast victims. President Hosni Mubarak, who oversees an already-stagnant economy with unemployment rising in lockstep with the population explosion, called the attack a “sinful terrorist action.” The attacks came just one day after al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden had urged Muslims to support al-Qaida in what he called its war against Islam’s foes. Egyptian officials have said local people were behind the previous bombings in the Sinai, but outside security experts say Sinai’s extremists seem either al-Qaida linked or at least aligned with its views. DAHAB, Egypt – Egyptian authorities, already struggling with elusive terror cells in the rugged Sinai Peninsula, moved quickly Tuesday – arresting 30 men in the triple bombings that ripped apart a resort town on a tranquil holiday evening. Radical Muslim groups moved just as rapidly to distance themselves from the Dahab attacks, which killed 24 people. The leader of Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood condemned them as “aggression on human souls created by God.” The militant Palestinian Hamas organization called them a “criminal attack which is against all human values.” Many frightened tourists fled Sinai coastal resorts where two previous bomb attacks – like the Dahab blasts – bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida-linked groups that appear to have a free hand to continue operations in the barren, backward and rugged Sinai Peninsula. Security officials, who refused to be identified because they were not authorized to release the information, said the remains of three men recovered from the scene of the blasts were so badly torn apart that they could have been suicide attackers. Arabs throughout the Middle East voiced outrage, signaling a growing backlash as fellow Muslims increasingly bear the brunt of terrorist attacks. Of the 24 dead in Dahab, 21 were Egyptians.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

Read More →

DONEGAL LOTTO WINNERS LIVE IT UP IN SAN FRANCISCO!

first_imgPictured enjoying the sites of San Francisco from left to right are:Dermot Griffin, National Lottery Chief Executive; Pearl & George Bustard from Ballyboe and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak TV Gameshow host.If you’re going to San Francisco………please do the lotto for me!That could have ben the cry for Donegal folk Pearl Bustard, Martina Kelly, William Lucas and Francis O’Gorman who recently travelled with their guests to San Francisco thanks to the National Lottery’s Winning Streak game.A total of 44 lucky Winning Streak TV Gameshow winners from all over Ireland and their 44 guests jetted off to San Francisco for a six day luxury break on Friday 22 August 2014 with €2,500 spending money in their pockets. The excited winners won the prize on the National Lottery’s Winning Streak TV Gameshow during the January – May season. Gameshow host Marty Whelan accompanied the winners on their fun filled trip of a lifetime. For many winners, it was their first visit to the USA.Pictured from left to right are:Dermot Griffin, National Lottery Chief Executive; Liam & Martina Kelly from Killygordon and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak TV Gameshow host.2FM’s Rick O’Shea Show broadcast live from San Francisco on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 August 2014 and trip winners were involved in these broadcasts.“Here at the National Lottery we’re delighted to make dreams come true for 44 winners and their guests by sending them on a trip of a lifetime to San Francisco,” said Dermot Griffin, Chief Executive, National Lottery.Once in San Francisco, the group were transported by coach to the luxurious Fairmont Hotel which in recent times hosted US President Barack Obama. Pictured enjoying the sites of San Francisco from left to right are:Dermot Griffin, National Lottery Chief Executive; William & Mary Lucas from Killygordon; Marty Whelan, Winning Streak TV Gameshow host.On Sunday evening, the winners enjoyed a delicious gala dinner at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco Bay. The restaurant boasts incredible views of the famous Golden Gate Bridge.The group also visited the Rams Gate Winery in Sonoma where they sampled some of the regions finest wines. The winners returned to Dublin on Thursday 28 August 2014.Pictured enjoying the sites of San Francisco from left to right are:Dermot Griffin, National Lottery Chief Executive; Terence O’Gorman and his brother Francis O’Gorman from Bundoran; Marty Whelan, Winning Streak TV Gameshow host.  DONEGAL LOTTO WINNERS LIVE IT UP IN SAN FRANCISCO! was last modified: August 30th, 2014 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:Donegal winnerssan franciscoWinning Streaklast_img read more

Read More →

TAKE A BOW CHARLIE ADAM – IT’S WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY

first_imgDONEGAL HOLD THE COMPETITIVE EDGEHad Donegal missed out on that Allianz National League semi-final, many might have viewed it as the proverbial blessing giving, they would have argued, Rory Gallagher’s squad the time to focus solely on their Ulster Preliminary Round tie with Tyrone, less than half a dozen weeks down the line (can someone tell me where this year is disappearing to as I appeared to have mislaid a fair portion of it).But if there’s one thing better for sharpening up the mindset than a series of training sessions, it’s a competitive fixture thrown in amongst the mix and Cork next Sunday will surely provide that. Competitive the Rebels will undoubtedly be and the fact that the game is taking place at H.Q. will lend some of the younger squad members a taste of what it feels like and what it can be again. And all the better if Donegal advance to the Final scheduled for the 26th and face another highly charged fixture, particularly if that other highly charged opponent is Dublin (though you couldn’t quite rule Monaghan out as yet despite that heavy loss in Clones at the feet of the Dubs).Always the risk of injury in these games, of course, but surely the players themselves would prefer the edge of a match against Cork than jogging over the sand dunes of Downings or Rossnowlagh or wherever?Had Stephen Griffin curled his effort either side of the uprights at MacHale Park or indeed had Mayo been a bit more accurate with the glut of opportunities that came their way, we wouldn’t be having this conversation but credit to Donegal for their battling approach.Not the greatest of games these two sides have ever served up – indeed, quite apart from the error count, there was a lot of niggling stuff, more handbags than you’d find in McElhinney’s and a batch of yellow cards to boot. And here’s a real irritation that continues to edge into the game; Frank McGlynn going down holding his face after minimum contact (Frankie Goes to Hollywood?) and twenty seconds later, Mayo’s Seamus O’Shea securing a free after a challenge and again clutching his face where no fist or hand made the slightest impact. Come on, lads, this isn’t the English Premiership, you know. Griffin’s neatly taken late, late score will be remembered as the one that helped bring Donegal into that semi-final clash with Cork but, in truth, had it not been for the brilliance of Patrick McBrearty they might not – would not – have come near grabbing that precious draw.The Kilcar man was on the end of the move of the match to finish to the net with a powerful left foot drive but took his three additional points equally expertly and was a frequent tormentor of the host side.Much of the national media and broadcasting outlets have preferred to dwell on any of the negatives associated with Donegal football – the blanket protest etc etc. – but all too often they ignore what’s good about it and one particular good, brilliant indeed, is McBrearty. Were he wearing the colours of Dublin, they’d be raving about him and purring about his performances every week.McBrearty & Co. to shine and Donegal to overcome Cork on Sunday.TIME TO END THE DIVISIONS? On the final game of the League of Ireland First Division season in 2013, Athlone Town brought a healthy band of supporters to Ballybofey with their team having already secured promotion as champions and with little to do but celebrate that fact. One Town fan came dressed with a horse’s head, prompting a local wag to enquire: “Why the long face, you’ve just won promotion?.”Not much else for Harps to laugh about during that campaign though they did round off their season with a victory over the visitors that evening.Fast forward to the current season and Athlone again will arrive at Finn Park this weekend having spent just one season – they could write a song with that title in it for so many First Division sides who have reached the promised land – having stumbled down the ladder again and back into the graveyard shift. Their brush with the Premier League has done them little good – a couple of weeks back, club supporters were urged to attend what was described as an emergency meeting as finance, or the lack of it, bit deep into resources (we don’t have to look too far to recall similar gatherings where Harps have been concerned).The Midlanders are, thankfully, still on the road but having only attracted a gate of 300 for a recent home match against Cobh Ramblers – Harps at least went close to trebling this for their home fixture against the same opposition – it’s obviously a worrying time for a club and those stalwart supporters who are attempting to rally to the cause. As someone who has long mooted the existence of two separate divisions in the League of Ireland – mainly because it ensured clubs at both ends of the main league had something to fight for – it has, admittedly, become much harder to argue such a case in recent times.Dwindling gates coupled with relatively poor facilities and not always the required standard on the field of play (though it’s certainly not as bad as some would want to make out) have left it the much poorer relation with the national media just about ignoring it and R.T.E.’s MNS programme leading the way in this particular respect.Perhaps, it is time for the authorities to consider – and, yes, it has been talked about in recent years – finally pulling the plug on the First Division and extending the size of the Premier League? Between both divisions, there are clubs who will always struggle to attract any kind of sizeable gates and while you have to admire the commitment of the small band of club officials who put their heart and soul into keeping League of Ireland soccer alive in their respective neck of the woods, it’s surely now time to set those clubs adrift back into their Leinster Leagues or wherever and open up a whole new ball game here (or an old ball game akin to what we had prior to the mid-eighties when the split was enforced).For Finn Harps, the First Division has been a largely ever constant with the exception of a couple of seasons which for a club of its potential is close to criminal. Going well they undoubtedly have the pulling power to draw in at least a couple of thousand of supporters for every home game and once the new ground is unveiled – yeah, right, cynics might be venturing at this point – they will have the facilities to match or surpass any of their rivals.Ollie Horgan’s team currently sit on the summit of the First Division, a point ahead of Friday night’s visitors and will surely attract one of their biggest gates of recent seasons as they bid to protect their unbeaten record and, hopefully, open the gap on Athlone to four. The Harps boss isn’t, thankfully, getting carried away with the club’s bright start but must be encouraged with the scoring exploits of Wilfried Tagbo and Kevin McHugh – a cracking equalizer against U.C.D. last weekend for the veteran striker – with Ruairi Keating having missed the last couple of games through injury.The defence was finally breached at the Belfield Bowl but again, Harps will soon be welcoming back Packie Mailey into that particular department to bolster things. Like I say, encouraging signs and hopefully, there’ll be a few more long faces amongst Athlone supporters at the end of this particular visit to Ballybofey.CELTIC EXITCredit to Cockhill Celtic for an impressive performance in Galway in the EA Sports Cup but not to be where progress into the next round was concerned. Apparently, they netted a couple of gems courtesy of James Bradley and Mark Moran but sandwiched in between those were four by the home side to condemn the Inishowen side to a second round exit.Meanwhile, what a shocking season it is for Sligo Rovers. Beaten at the Showgrounds by Derry City in the same competition. Can they sink any lower than that?KATIE TAILOR MADE FOR THE NATIONALWho said this?: “It’s fantastic that women can take on the men at the same level. There’s no other sport that does that really, I don’t think.” Answer – jockey Katie Walsh from that famous stable and that was before she rode Thunder and Roses to a glorious first in the Boylesports Irish Grand National on Monday (and, perhaps, possibly before she became aware that our own snooker ace, Ken Doherty, will tomorrow attempt to outcue the reigning WLBSA World Ladies Snooker Champion Reanne Evans, in the opening qualifying round for the World Championship. My heavens, there was a time they used to just work around the kitchen table).To date, Walsh has no mount for the Aintree Grand National this Saturday but if she does secure one, I’ll be slapping a couple of euro on her and urging her on to become the first women to win the big one. Only a matter of time before it happens, both Tony McCoy and Katie’s brother, Ruby, predicted this week so why not this year? But she’ll still need a horse for it.Meanwhile, I will be digging deep into the pockets to put a handful of spare change on McCoy. Not to win the Grand National but to come out of retirement next year. Any prices on that one?PILGRIM CARL PINCHES A POINTAlways something interesting happening when you head down the divisions and watch ‘The Football League Show’. As the race for the Championship promotion places hot up, it’s even more intriguing but the programme also allows you to catch up on many of the Irish players who populate the lower leagues in England.Mixed fortunes for Lettermacaward man, Carl McHugh, in promotion chasing Plymouth’s 1-1 draw with the League Two leaders, Burton Albion on Good Friday. The Donegal defender was the victim of a cruel deflection that allowed Burton take the lead but four minutes from time, rose highest in the box to glance home the crucial equalizer for the Pilgrims.No goals for fellow Donegal native, Stephen McLaughlin, in Southend United’s 2-0 win over Mansfield Town but the former Finn Harps man (those of us in the Behind the Home Dug-Out Crew at Finn Park used to call him the new Ronaldo) was quickest off the mark in celebrating with goalscorer, Barry Corr.A couple of other former League of Ireland operators were also on the mark, ex-Galway United man, Jay O’Shea, netting twice for Chesterfield and one-time Bohemians striker, Paddy Madden, scoring for Scunthorpe United. And, lo and behold, was that Clinton Morrison, the former Republic of Ireland striker who notched nine goals in thirty-six appearances for the green tops, still doing the business at the age of 35, this time in the colours of Exeter City? Some of us still believe – himself included – that he should have had won more capsDESSIE TAKES THE MICKSome columns ago, I mentioned the return of the comedy musical, ‘I Keano’, to the stage of Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. It’s the story of Roy the Boy’s short-lived trip to Saipan for that infamous training camp in the build-up to the 2002 World Cup Finals.Saw it when it ran a few years back and it’s truly a classic with the characters of Macartacus, Dunphia and Keano providing you with the clue as to what, and who, it’s all about.When I mentioned it, the cast list hadn’t been quite finalized but the reason I’m mentioning it here now is because Letterkenny’s very own star of stage and screen, Dessie Gallagher is, again, playing the part of Macartacus. And doing it as only Dessie can. His impression of Mick McCarthy rivals, for accuracy, the one he did of Daniel O’Donnell in ‘Women on the Verge of HRT’. Brilliant in other words as, indeed, is the whole show which also features Gary Cooke, famed for his ‘Apres Match’ involvement.It’s well worth going along to see though you only have until Saturday next (11th) as it’s scheduled to reach full-time then and this time Roy and the whole squad will have quit the camp…IF STEPHANIE CAN DO IT…..Had one ear on B.B.C.’s Radio 5 Live on Saturday for the coverage of the football when I noted the words of one of the commentators at Old Trafford predicting that Wayne Rooney’s goal against Aston Villa would surely be THE contender for the Premiership ‘Goal of the Season’ award.But then along came Bobby Zamora with that even more outstanding effort for Queens Park Rangers at West Bromwich Albion; and Esteban Cambiasso for Leicester City at home to West Ham United; and Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal against Liverpool; and, on the following day, Jermaine Defoe’s stunner for Sunderland in the Tyne Wear derby against Newcastle United.But, perhaps, THE goal of the season arrived at Stamford Bridge when Stoke City’s Charlie Adam, sized up only one option from well inside his own half and carried it out to absolute perfection – floating the ball over Chelsea ‘keeper, Courtois who was caught – boy was he caught! – off his line.I still believe, however, that the goal of the year so far was the one scored by Lee Casciaro. Lee who? Don’t say you’ve forgotten him already? The fellow who cracked home Gibraltar’s first ever competitive goal in last month’s qualifier against Scotland. Now there’s a score to beat them all.BEST WISHES RAYMONDFinally, best wishes for a speedy recovery to stalwart Donegal fan, Raymond Blake, who suffered a broke leg following an accident at his workplace. The popular Letterkenny man will hopefully be up and about again before too long.TAKE A BOW CHARLIE ADAM – IT’S WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY was last modified: April 8th, 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:columnnewsPaddy WalshSportWednesdaylast_img read more

Read More →

Harold Wanyama dumps Kireka for DMark

first_imgWanyama.CHESS–Record league winners DMark have re-acquired the services of Fide Master Harold Wanyama.The FM has dumped the reigning National Chess League champions Kireka for the side he featured for in 2013 and 2014.Wanyama, who joined Kireka in 2016, and helped the side win two back to back titles has cited need for a ‘fresh challenge’ as reason for his exit.“I really like challenges,” he said “I wanted to join a title chasing team so I left. DMark was slowly going down so decided to join them. I helped usurp Dmark and now I want to do the reverse,” he said.Wanyama joined Kireka from Makindye in 2016 and helped Bob Were’s side secure their first league title in over a decade on his debut season at the club.DMark had been inexorable in the league; the side had won the league four successive times and was aiming at their fifth in a row last year, but Wanyama, and his Kireka side ensured nothing of a sort happened as they ended DMark’s dominance.They went on to secure their second title in a row when they lifted this year’s trophy. With International Master Arthur Ssegwanyi and FM Haruna Nsubuga at the club, and with IM Elijah Emojong expected to join the side next year, Were had hoped to have the crème de la crème at his club, but the Olympian had other thoughts.He returns to the side he helped win two titles, and he joins fellow Olympian FM Patrick Kawuma and Walter Okas as the top guys at the club.Comments Tags: Harold Wanyamalast_img read more

Read More →