first_imgCHELSEA (4-2-3-1)BEGOVIC, IVANOVIC, CAHILL, TERRY, AZPILICUETA, RAMIRES, FABREGAS, WILLIAN, OSCAR, HAZARD, COSTAVILLA (3-5-2)GESTEDE, SINCLAIR,AMAVI, GUEYE, WESTWOOD, VERETOUT, HUTTON, LESCOTT, RICHARDS, CRESPO,GUZANChelsea lost their last game at Stamford Bridge, beaten 3-1 by Southampton, and now face Aston Villa attempting to win for only the third time in nine games in the Barclays Premier League.The Blues have conceded at least two goals in seven of their eight Premier League games this season. And Chelsea have conceded seven goals in their last four home league games, as many as they had in their previous 17 at Stamford Bridge.And the eight points they have is their lowest total after eight games in a top-flight season since the 1978-79 campaign, when they had just four. Chelsea were relegated that season.Manager JosÈ Mourinho has insisted he will not resign, but his Villa counterpart, Tim Sherwood, is said to be under pressure and unless results improve in this game and the next, against Swansea, he could lose his job.Less than five months after leading Villa to the FA Cup final, Sherwood has lost six of his last seven Premier League and taken just one point from a possible 21. Former Spurs boss Sherwood has now lost 19 Premier League games, as many as he has won.last_img read more

Move to make Brownlee Filipino gains momentum with bill

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJustin Brownlee had one wish after leading Barangay Ginebra to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title.“I wish I could live here all year round but unfortunately, there are government rules and things like that but I wish I could be at home permanently,” the well-loved Kings import said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Siklab sparks athletes’ fire with cash bonuses Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Well, he just might get his wish and even earn a shot to represent the country as well.A group of lawmakers on Wednesday filed a measure granting Filipino citizenship to the prolific Ginebra import, whose all-around game and nerves of steel endeared him to the millions of fans of the PBA’s most popular ball club.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The passage of House Bill No. 8106, introduced by 1-Pacman Reps. Mikee Romero and Enrico Pineda, Bohol Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado and Masbate Rep. Scott Davies Lanete, will allow Brownlee to play for Gilas Pilipinas as a naturalized player.Andray Blatche, the only naturalized player of Gilas, is currently serving a suspension for his part in a brawl between the Philippines and Australia during a World Cup qualifying match last month. The bill recognizes that Brownlee had “brought enormous pride and joy to … all basketball enthusiasts in the country.”“With a very decorated and illustrious career, he wishes to play for the Philippine national team. [H]e also wants the Philippines to be his permanent home,” a portion of the bill read.“I read in various outlets his wish to become a naturalized Filipino that’s why I filed a bill today,” Romero said.The bill has the full support of San Miguel Corp. top honcho Ramon S. Ang, who said: “We will apply and will sponsor him to be a Filipino citizen so he can play for the next 100 years.”“He’s a very, very nice guy and in fact, I think we will all be very happy if he’s going to be a Filipino,” Ang added.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

SWAT Head removed from post

first_imgAlcohol smuggling probeActing Police Commissioner David Ramnarine confirmed on Tuesday that Commander of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit, Deputy Superintendent Mootie Dookie has been removed from his post.Dookie is under investigation after he was reportedly caught smuggling 30 cases of whiskey.SWAT Commander Mootie DookieGuyana Times understands that Dookie will be out of his post pending the outcome of the investigation.When asked about Dookie’s replacement, the acting Top Cop said that although the SWAT has the capacity for someone to be appointed Officer in Charge, there is already sufficient oversight at the level of Police Headquarters.On December 30, the Head of SWAT was detained at the Whim Police Station and placed under close arrest after 30 cases of illegal whiskey were discovered in a vehicle in which he was travelling.The discovery was made when officers, in a special operation, stopped the minibus on the Whim Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice and Dookie had reportedly told the Police that there were only 10 cases of whiskey which were being taken to a party. However, a search proved otherwise as 30 cases were found.On Sunday, it was claimed that the Policeman later escaped from lawful custody, but a senior Police rank in B Division (Berbice) denied knowledge of any escape, and maintained that the detainee was still in custody. This publication was told that Dookie should not have been in Berbice in the first place based on confirmation that his commanding officer never permitted him to leave Police headquarters in Georgetown.Dookie was appointed to his post only three months ago following the removal of his predecessor, Lonsdale Withrite. Withrite was relieved of his duties on October 4, 2017, two days after he was allegedly robbed of his service weapon, 16 live rounds of ammunition and his motor car, while in the company of a female friend at the seawall at Kitty, Georgetown.last_img read more

Alleged bandit drops cellphone with photo at crime scene

first_img…slapped with robbery chargesA 30-year-old man was on Friday slapped with two counts of robbery under arms and made a court appearance at the Albion Magistrate’s Court, Berbice.Charged: Christopher HaynesChristopher Haynes, of Number 41 Village, Berbice, appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh.It is alleged that on October 26, 2018, Haynes, while armed with a handgun, assaulted and robbed a 60-year-old cattle and rice farmer along with his wife at the couple’s home in Corentyne, Berbice.The pair were robbed of a shotgun, jewellery and cash. Following the robbery, it was reported that the two gunmen made good their escape. However, a cellular phone was recovered at the crime scene, containing a photo of Haynes.Police began a hunt for the man since last year but were only able to nab him on March 6, 2019.Reports are that persons contacted the police saying that a suspicious person was staying in an abandoned house at Number 72 Village, Corentyne.Upon visiting the abandoned home, the police found Haynes there and he was subsequently arrested.The young man denied the allegations while at the Number 51 Police Station, however, he was hauled into the court on Friday.He was also charged for another robbery that he allegedly committed on another man in Berbice. Bail was refused, and the case will continue on March 27, 2019.last_img read more

Wanyonyi hands AFC’s Mbungo debut loss

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mount Kenya United’s Timothy Wanyonyi celebrates his goal that proved to be the winner. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMACHAKOS, Kenya, Feb 6 – Timonah Wanyonyi scored the winner against his former employers as Mount Kenya United picked their second win in succession, beating AFC Leopards 2-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday afternoon.In other fixtures, Gor Mahia fresh from handing Zamakek a 4-2 beating in the CAF Confederation Cup match, beat Vihiga United 1-0 with Nicholas Kipkirui scoring the lone goal. At the Kisumu Stadium in Kisumu, Western Stima were 1-0 victors over visiting Zoo FC.In Machakos, focus was on new AFC Leopards head coach, Rwandese coach Cassa Mbungo who took charge of his first game having arrived in the country on Monday and announced as the club’s third coach this season yesterday.However, it was a poor start for Mbungo as Mount Kenya United handed him a rude welcome to the Kenyan Premier League.Defender Amani Kyata broke the deadlock for Mount Kenya after quarter of an hour before his nemesis on the opposite end Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdallah responded to take the sides to the half time break even.AFC Leopards new boss Cassa Mbungo during his side’s during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Mount Kenya United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 6, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWanyonyi however ensured bottom side Mount Kenya eased their relegation fears with a goal 17 minutes from time.Mbungo made several changes to the team with Rwandese keeper Eric Ndayishimiye starting ahead of Jairus Adira, Dennis Sikhayi returning at right back, Salim ‘Shittu’ Abdallah coming into defense while Jaffary Owiti was pushed back to his favorite position on the left side of attack.But, Ingwe who have won just twice this campaign were stunned quarter of an hour into the match when Amani scored his third goal in two matches, sneaking in at the backpost to head in from a Moses Odhiambo freekick with Ndayishimiye caught flat out.Mount Kenya had started the match with some belief of sorts coming into the tie after breaking Mathare United’s unbeaten run and before going ahead, they had a clean chance with Brian Nyakan missing a free tap in off a Timonah Wanyonyi cross.AFC should have drawn level after 20 minutes but Wayeka Tatuwe missed a glorious opportunity unmarked at the backpost when he arrived a fraction late after Saad Musa’s low corner was missed by everyone in the box.AFC Leopards’ defender Dennis Sikhayi vies for the ball with Mount Kenya United’s John Ndirangu during their Kenyan premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 6, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThree minutes later, keeper Philip Odhiambo had to be at his best to turn Robinson Kamura’s freekick from range behind for a corner and from the resultant setpiece that was defended with nerves, Musa sent a shot over from the edge of the area.Owiti had a golden opportunity on the half hour mark when he was sent through on goal with a peach of a through pass from Eugene Mukangula, but the winger failed to beat Odhiambo one on one.Three minutes later though, Ingwe were level.Abdallah marked his return to the starting team with a goal, rising highest at the edge of the six yard box to thump a Marcel Kaheza corner home.Mount Kenya almost threw in an immediate response but Ndayishimiye pulled off a brilliant save, leaping to his left to palm away an overhead kick from John ‘Softie’ Ndirangu off a Boniface Mukhekhe cross.Mount Kenya United head coach Medo Mellis instructing. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe two coaches made changes in the early minutes of the second half, Mount Kenya’s Medo bringing on Nahashon Thiong’o and Harun Nyakha for Samuel Ndung’u and Ndirangu respectively.On the hour mark, Oburu was gifted with a chance barely five minutes into the pitch when a poor fdefensive header by Mount Kenya fell in his path, but he failed to hit a strong shot when he was pushed wide to his weaker right foot.Medo was forced into a change minutes later, defender Mohammed Nigo coming off with a hamstring problem and was replaced by John Kamau.AFC continued to push and had two good chances, first Wayeka missing a crucial connection of the ball at the backpost from a brilliant cross from Kaheza. Later, Mount kenya lost the bal softly and Oburu fed Owiti, but his shot went inches wide.Chasing a winner, AFC were caught flat out in the 73rd minute off a counter attack, their former player Wanyonyi rounding the keeper before hitting into an empty net despite a late tackle from Kamura.Thrown off balance, Mbungo’s AFC went into attack mode again, Kaheza making way for Aziz Okaka, a change that didn’t go down well with the handful of AFC fans who had come into the midweek tie as he was one of their brightest players.last_img read more

Gor scent league title number 18 in Machakos

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia players celebrate Jacques Tuyisenge’s goal against AFC Leopards during the Mashemeji Derby at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on May 19, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 – Gor Mahia will be crowned champions of the Kenyan Premier League for the 18th time on Wednesday evening if they pick maximum points against relegation fighting Vihiga United at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.With three matches to go, Gor are eight points ahead of second placed Bandari and victory will pull them 11 clear and it won’t matter whether or not the dockers win away to Mathare United at the Kasarani Stadium. Gor can still be crowned champions if both them and Bandari lose or draw. Despite being so close to glory head coach Hassan Oktay has remained modest and says his team will give their all in all three remaining games.“We respect every opponent and we will give our best in every game. We are not looking at the title, we are looking at playing our games well,” the tactician stated.Gor Mahia come into the midweek tie with boosted confidence after their win in the Mashemeji Derby on Sunday and also with the fact that three points guarantees them the title.But, they come up against a Vihiga side needing a win or a point at all costs to keep their hopes of survival alive. A loss today against Gor coupled with a win for Zoo Kericho on Thursday against Tusker FC will see them inch closer to relegation.Tusker FC midfielder Sidney Ochieng vies for the ball with Zoo Kericho’s Isaac Kipyegon during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Ruaraka Complex on Sunday, August 19, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluVihiga are three points below Zoo in the standings and if results go this way, then it will mean they will be six points adrift with two matches left.Zoo will then need just a point to ensure that they will not be relegated automatically but in the least have a chance to be in the play-off.For automatic promotion, a win will be vital for Zoo especially if Chemelil, who are two points ahead of them, drop points against Sofapaka in Machakos on Wednesday.Posta Rangers and Western Stima also have an outside chance of dropping down as they are on 31 and 32 points respectively. The two clash in Kisumu and whoever wins the tie will all but assure themselves of a place in top flight football next season.-Sofapaka, Bandari fight for secondMeanwhile, Batoto ba Mungu and Bandari will be squaring it out for second place with each looking to finish behind Gor. Bandari are four points clear of Sofapaka and both will be out to win on Wednesday before they clash on Sunday in Mombasa.Sofapaka head coach John Baraza gestures during a training session at the Eastleigh High School on May 20, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSofapaka tactician John Baraza believes they can finish at second spot and has urged his side to pick maximum points in the games remaining.“I know we face touugh games but our ultimate goal now is to finish in that number two slot. Chemelil is a tough team even though we beat them in the first leg, we know they will be coming in for revenge. They are also not in a good position in the standings and they will come all out to win,” Baraza stated.Apart from seeking second spot, striker Umaru Kasumba will be looking to catch up with top scorer Allan Wanga who is on 18 goals. Kasumba took his tally to 17 with the equalizing goal in the weekend 1-1 draw with Nzoia and will be looking to catch up with Wanga.Wanga will be leading his Homeboyz side against Sony Sugar in Kakamega and will also look to bang in a goal or two to remain on the clear in the golden boot chase.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fancy winning a €50,000 investment for your business?

first_imgThe countywide search to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE), was launched this week by Local Enterprise Office, Donegal County Council. The competition is open to entrepreneurs aged 18 – 35, who have a business idea or already operate a new or established business.With a €2 million investment fund available, including a €50,000 investment fund for Donegal, the enterprise initiative from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland attracted 1,400 applications across the country last year and supported over 450 young entrepreneurs through training, mentoring and direct financial assistance.Co-ordinated by all 31 Local Enterprise Offices, the initiative begins with a nationwide competition across three categories at county level: Best Idea, Best Start-Up Business and Best Established Business. Around 450 applicants, across each county, will be invited to attend regional ‘Entrepreneur Bootcamps’ in November, to help them develop their business and new venture ideas. Following the boot-camp, three Donegal finalists will be selected to represent the county in the regional finals in early 2017. Aisling Cunningham from Carndonagh won the Best Established Business category in last year’s competition for her company Powder ‘N’ Pout. She says the competition really benefitted her business and would encourage other young entrepreneurs to apply: “The advice and support I received after entering IBYE was fantastic.The Donegal Local Enterprise Office really pointed me in the right direction and put me in contact with the people I needed to talk to, which helped a great deal. This competition is perfect for anyone who has a good business idea and wants to take it to the next level.”Adding to this Ursula Donnelly, Deputy Head of Enterprise at Local Enterprise Office, Donegal County Council said: “The search is on to find Donegal’s best young entrepreneurs and almost any young person with a business idea can enter this competition. It doesn’t matter what your background is; whether you have been to University and researched a business idea, or have always wanted to be your own boss, improve your existing business or return home and set up your business in Ireland. If you are aged between 18 and 35 with an outstanding idea or commercial venture for a start-up or existing business, then IBYE is the competition for you”.“The Local Enterprise Office Donegal is about supporting fresh and innovative ideas, so our advice for anyone thinking of getting involved in this year’s competition is to take the first step on your entrepreneurial journey by getting in touch with us today” she added.IBYE is open to individuals, venture teams, partnerships, existing businesses with new ideas and people living overseas who want to base their headquarters in Ireland. Applying is simple, with no entry fee, and through the total investment fund, Local Enterprise Office, Donegal County Council will award six investment prizes to three category winners and three runners-up, before the Regional Finals early next year.Pictured are last year’s IBYE finalists from across the countyThe Donegal winners in the Best Start-Up and Best Established Business categories will receive €15,000 each and the two runners-up will each receive €5,000. The Best Business Idea winner locally will receive an investment prize of €7,000 and the runner-up will receive €3,000.The deadline to apply for this year’s competition is Friday, 14th October 2016. For more information or to enter, visit or Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. Fancy winning a €50,000 investment for your business? was last modified: August 31st, 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:BusinessideainvestmentIreland’s Best Young EntrepreneurLocal EnterprisemoneyStart-uplast_img read more


first_imgThe jury in trial of a man accused of raping his housemate in Co Donegal will retire to make their verdict on Monday next.The 38-year-old man has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to orally raping and sexually assaulting the 20-year-old woman on October 30, 2010. The jury of five women and seven men have heard closing speeches from both prosecuting and defending counsel and are due to retire to consider their verdict on Monday following a charge from Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy.VERDICT EXPECTED MONDAY OF MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE IN DONEGAL was last modified: January 21st, 2012 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:CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURTrapelast_img read more


first_imgA judge has warned a man accused of killing eight people by dangerous driving that he will revoke his bail if he continues to breach conditions.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard today that Shaun Kelly, (24), Ballymagan, Buncrana, had breached his bail conditions on several occasions.He had bee required to sign on at Buncrana Garda Station twice weekly – on Mondays and Fridays between 10am and 6pm. Defence counsel Peter Nolan acknowledged that Mr Kelly had signed in at the station on the days involved but outside the hours.Sgt Carol Doherty told Judge Keenan Johnson that Mr Kelly had breached these conditions on several occasions.Mr Nolan said his client had to attend medical appointments in Dublin and often travelled with his father who worked driving a truck.He described the breaches as “technical” adding: “There is no flight risk here whatsoever.”Patricia McLaughlin, for the DPP, said the bail conditions were reasonable and “he must comply with them.”Judge Johnson varied the bail conditions, ordering Mr Kelly to sign on at Buncrana Garda Station on Mondays and Fridays between 12 noon and 9pm.He told Mr Nolan to advise his client that the court would have “no hesitation” in revoking bail if there were any further breaches.The case against Mr Kelly was adjourned last month when Judge Keenan Johnson was told by defence counsel Peter Nolan that he had been given a psychological report which questioned his client’s fitness to stand trial.The State was forced to apply for an adjournment to assess the report and order their own psychological assessment.Judge Johnson adjourned the case until April 1st with peremptory against the accused.The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22)of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING EIGHT PEOPLE BY DANGEROUS DRIVING WARNED ABOUT BAIL BREACHES was last modified: February 11th, 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:bail breachShaun Kellylast_img read more


first_imgA man has revealed how a gang tried to take him to his bank to withdraw cash when he said he didn’t have money to buy tools they were selling.Pair tried to take man to cash machine to withdraw money.The man contacted Donegal Daily saying he felt intimidated by the two men whom he said were acting in a hostile and aggressive manner.The man, who lives in the Dungloe area, said the pair were traveling in a red van when they called to his home and did not have local accents. He revealed “They were selling a various selection of tools.“These men were of medium to large build. (One was larger than the other.) Approximately 5 foot 10 inches in height.“They did not have a local accent. I believed it to be a southern type of accent.“They were aggressive, bully-like, forceful and “In Your Face” in nature. “They went on and on in an attempt to make a sale of the selection of tools they were carrying. I continued to reject their offers. I didn’t want to buy anything.“After I refused the sale and said I had no money and would not like to buy anything, they continued to interject asking “You must have money somewhere?” I said, “No”, I didn’t.The man said the pair then offered to take him to his bank to use his bankcard.“I said, “No”. They then continued to ask for every type of payment, including cheque and loose cash. I said “No, I don’t want to buy anything”.“They became aggressive and rather forceful. The more and more I had to decline their offer of tools, the more and more I felt threatened. “They were very dominant. Finally, they got the message to leave my property and while leaving said to me, “We’ll not f***ing come back here again”.The man said he believed the pair were a danger to the community and urged people not to have anything to do with them and to contact Gardai immediately.“They were aggressive and forceful. They are not to be trusted. I urge you all not to have any dealings with them and not to entertain them in any way.“If you’ve had the same experience, I urge you all to report them immediately,” said the man. COMMUNITY ALERT: WARNING ISSUED AS PAIR TRY TO TAKE MAN TO BANK TO WITHDRAW CASH was last modified: January 18th, 2015 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:aggressivebanklinkcashdonegaldungloeGardaisalestoolslast_img read more