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Kiefer’s a gem

first_imgAnd, it was also to see how Paul Lee was supposed to take NLEX super tyro Kiefer Ravena to school.In the end, Magnolia showed that it really belongs in the company of the elite with a 105-94 victory, clearly exposing where NLEX is weakest—in the middle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLee, and even Hotshots coach Chito Victolero, ended up praising the 6-foot Ravena.Magnolia wielded command all night, with Lee the main man who doused cold water on several NLEX rallies in the second half with timely triples that stung the Road Warriors on the way to 21 points in 24 minutes.Ravena finished with 31 points and was chiefly responsible for keeping the Road Warriors in the game as coach Yeng Guiao played him close to 33 error-free minutes.“We tried everything to stop him,” Victolero said after Ravena’s career game. “But he just kept finding ways to score. It was a good thing that we were able to limit the others (Ravena’s support cast).”Magnolia thus improved to 3-1 to trail solo leader San Miguel Beer by just half-a-game, while the Road Warriors dropped to 2-2 and are left to pick up the pieces after a second straight defeat. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ LATEST STORIES Galedo nabs PH team slot Magnolia versus NLEX in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday night was not just about the Hotshots and the Road Warriors colliding for solo second place in the elimination round.It was also to see how ready the Hotshots are to challenge the big guns in the tournament, and also to see if the Road Warriors, considering that they were clashing with a heavyweight for the first time, were worthy of their pre-tournament tag as title threats.ADVERTISEMENT “Napakagaling na bata (He’s a really outstanding kid),” Lee later said of Ravena. “He really has the talent and he did that (31 points) even with our defense trained on him the entire game.”Guiao saw the enormous talent in Ravena, who came out of college as a swingman but has made the transition to the point with ease.“Kiefer played a great [offensive] game, but that’s not our style of play,” Guiao said. “We don’t want one player taking over offensively and carry us on his shoulders.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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Usain Bolt poised for surprise trial with Aussie football club

first_imgFifa 98’s Usain Bolt is tackled by France 98’s defender Bixente Lizarazu during an exhibition football match between France’s 1998 World Cup’s French football national team and FIFA 98 composed with former international players, to mark the 20th anniversary of France’s 1998 World Cup victory, on June 12, 2018 at the U Arena in Nanterre, near Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSONUsain Bolt is on the verge of sealing a deal to trial with the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners, the Australian club said Tuesday, as the sprint legend pursues his dream of playing professional football.Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt, 31, who retired from athletics after August’s World Championships in London, is an avid Manchester United fan who has long dreamt of playing top-flight football.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Mielekamp said reports of Bolt’s performance at the European clubs he has trialled with have been “pretty good”, and that “every time he trains, he improves significantly”.“He has a very good left foot, and time will tell at what level he is at and if it fits the A-League… it would only be big if he could play and go really well,” he said.“If he comes in and he is not up to the level, it could have a detrimental effect.”Bolt has dominated sprinting since taking double individual gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.The charismatic sportsman went on to win a further six Olympic golds and pick up 11 world titles.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCAA postpones Tuesday games due to heavy rain View comments 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 “Mainly, a trial, and of course marquee funds support from (governing body Football Federation Australia),” he said, adding that the arrangement was not a gimmick.“Once the FFA comes back and says that they’ll be part of the process, we’re going to the trial… This bloke’s an ambitious athlete. The A-League needed a hero, and we got superman.”Mielekamp said his club had been working on the agreement for four to five months, and there was still “some work to do”. “But fingers crossed things might play out, but the most important thing is we wait to find out and see how good a footballer he is first.“If all goes well, who knows? He may be playing in the A-League this season.”ADVERTISEMENT The 100m and 200m world record-holder trained with Norwegian club Stromsgodset last month and Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in March.The planned arrangement will see him take part in a six-week trial starting next month at the Mariners’ base in Gosford, some 75 kilometres (47 miles) north of Sydney, chief executive Shaun Mielekamp said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’A season-long deal could follow if it goes well, he told commercial broadcaster Channel Seven.Football agent Tony Rallis, who has been working on the deal, told Sky Sports Radio’s Big Sports Breakfast Tuesday it has been agreed “in principle… subject to a couple of benchmarks”.last_img read more

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Missionary Who Contracted Ebola Will Return to Work in Liberia after Surviving Killer Disease

first_imgRick Sacra, a missionary doctor for SIM (Society for International Ministries) has expressed his interest to return to Liberia to continue medical mission work, after successfully receiving treatment for the Ebola virus he contracted months ago.According to a statement by SIM USA, the 52-year-old missionary doctor from Holden, Massachusetts, will return to Liberia on January 15 and work on SIM’s ELWA hospital in Monrovia. He is reported to stay in the country for a month.However, Sacra will not be treating Ebola patients this time, but patients who are suffering from malaria and other ‘chronic health issues,’ such as diabetes and high blood pressure.”I am feeling well physically, and it seems the Lord is opening the door for me to return to regular ministry trips to Liberia,” said Sacra in an interview. “My physician colleagues are working very hard, keeping ELWA Hospital open for a wide range of patients… I hope to be able to lighten their load, providing both compassionate care to our patients, as well as contributing in some small way to rebuilding and refreshing the staff…’ he added.In August, just when the Ebola crisis was beginning to get worse, Sacra went to Monrovia to treat patients. Within six days of treating patients with the deadly virus, the missionary doctor contracted the disease and was immediately transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center to receive treatment.The treatment was successful, and will allow Sacra to continue his medical mission work in Liberia beginning next year.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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Woman who doused man with pepper sauce granted bail

first_imgTwenty-five-year-old Colleen Sage appeared on Thursday before Georgetown Magistrate Faith McGusty charged with unlawfully using a corrosive substance on Cecil Moore with intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or cause him grievous bodily harm.She pleaded not guilty to the offence, which allegedly occurred on May 19, 2019 at Lot 300 North East La Penitence, Georgetown.Sage was represented by Attorney-at-Law Adrian Thompson, who told the court that the virtual complainant had been abusing his client, and had indecently exposed himself to her; and she retaliated by throwing the pepper sauce into his face.Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummel objected to the defendant being placed on bail on grounds that the possibility exists that the defendant is at flight risk, and because both parties are known to each other.Facts of the matter stated that on the day in question there was a misunderstanding between the defendant and the VC, and an argument ensued that quickly turned into a scuffle.Sage reportedly armed herself with the fluid, and threw same in the VC’s face.Moore told the court that the defendant recently opened a shop on the road, and they initially had an agreement in which she would pay him $10,000 each month, but he did not collect that sum of money.On the day in question, he approached the defendant for the rest of money, but she gave him only $2,000 and told him she did not have any more. He said he decided to go home, but the woman followed him and doused him with the pepper sauce to his face.Sage was placed on $150,000 bail, and her next court appearance was set for June 19.last_img read more

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GuySuCo to launch probe into shredder incident at Uitvlugt in new week

first_img– Estate Management likely to face sanctionsAs questions swirl over who should bear responsibility for the recent flying knives incident at Uitvlugt Sugar Estate, top management at the State-owned entity would be among several employees who would be called in for questioning next week.Uitvlugt Estate (Agriculture Ministry photo)On August 11, 2018, workers fled for their lives when the cane shredder became uncontrollable and 64 out 70 knives went haywire. Guyana Times has now learnt that senior operatives at the GuySuCo Head Office will oversee the investigation, which will be directly handled by GuySuCo’s Chief Industrial Relations Manager, Deodat Sukhoo.Information reaching Guyana Times has suggested that Sukhoo’s probe will officially begin next week Tuesday, and should not last for more than two weeks. This follows initial inquiries where senior officers were visiting the Uitvlugt factory when it broke down and millions’ worth of cane was left to spoil. The factory started working on Sunday, and was thus able to salvage some of the produce, from which several tonnes of sugar were produced.Chief Industrial Relations Manager of GUYSUCO, Deodat Sukhoo (DPI photo)This newspaper understands that the Chief Industrial Relations Manager will make periodic visits to the factory, where he will meet the workers involved and obtain their version of events and how it unfolded when the Number Two turbine lost control.Ahead of next week’s probe, a GuySuCo official recently revealed that when the operator starts up the cane shredder machine, the operator is not supposed to start the turbine, but is in fact expected to test run the knives’ component without the turbine. However, this procedure was reportedly not followed, and the “trip” was allowed to spin with excessive speed. It is this and other matters that the investigation will address. Moreover, the report could outline possible sanctions if “negligence” is determined.The damage to the cane shredder resulted in millions of losses, at the expense of the State. The August 11 incident delayed commencement of sugar cane grinding. These difficulties meant that the second crop suffered a setback, as reported in the media.Officials had explained the damaged parts for the turbine, knife shaft and knives were sourced and replaced, and engineers claimed that “all of the necessary safety checks have been carried out on the turbine, as recommended by the manufacturer and as stated in the operations and maintenance manual”.It was only Sunday that this newspaper reported that some $18 million worth of sugar cane produce at the West Coast Demerara estate were left to spoil, and that senior management was probing the circumstances that led to the 20 lbs knives made out of carbon steel flying out of the knife shaft.“I think someone should answer for that, but we can’t say yet…the investigation will determine if anyone will be sanctioned,” a GuySuCo source recently told this newspaper last week.Last week, reports stated that over 300 tonnes of sugar canes in punts were seen waiting to be processed since two Saturdays ago, and that some of the canes began to smell. It was reported also that some 10 parts from the turbine were destroyed, and that a turbine from the defunct La Bonne Intention Estate was used to replace the damage machine.Guyana Times also reported that management at Uitvlugt attempted to salvage the situation by opting to produce molasses which is a key ingredient in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages.On August 11, workers started up the No. 2 turbine, but after the system malfunctioned, the 64 knives flew from all angles and some even stuck in walls. No one was injured and the workers later sang much praises to God. One observer recently called for a probe into the procedures that GuySuCo use for testing its turbines, trip-speed tests and on-site verification by qualified engineers. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

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Lauritzen motion seeks answers to LAUSD payroll mess

first_imgWith a new pay cycle beginning today for Los Angeles Unified’s 100,000 employees, school board member Jon Lauritzen moved Thursday to untangle a payroll debacle that has left thousands underpaid. Lauritzen’s motion seeks to determine who is responsible for the two-month-old mess – the three companies that designed and installed the $95 million computerized payroll system, the employees who administer it, or both. And he also wants to know why the district staff assured him before the February rollout of the system that everyone was well-prepared and that everything would run smoothly. “Jon almost felt betrayed because he felt he was asking the right questions and they said, Don’t worry, everything’s OK,” said Ed Burke, Lauritzen’s chief of staff and the chairman of his re-election campaign. “There were a lot of people who were very upset about it and he feels he was misled and he wants somebody to be held accountable.” Thursday’s action was simply the introduction of the motion. The school board is scheduled to debate and vote on it next week. Burke said Lauritzen wants to determine the roles and performance of SAP, IBM and Deloitte and Touche in designing and installing the system. He also wants each LAUSD employee to receive a statement detailing the amount they’re owed and what they’ve actually received. Finally, he wants an accounting of how much the payroll problems have cost taxpayers and how much it will take to fix them. Chuck Burbridge, the district’s chief financial officer, said there is no estimate on how much has been spent to deal with the crisis, which includes paying overtime to human resources, personnel, payroll and technical employees. Candidate Tamar Galatzan, who’s challenging Lauritzen in the May runoff for his seat, called for the school board to order the district’s inspector general to audit the contracts for the new system. “It’s encouraging that Lauritzen finally responded to the payroll problems,” she said. “It’s disappointing and pretty shameful that district employees and teachers have been forced to wait weeks and weeks before Lauritzen decided to get involved.” Some employees have complained that they haven’t been paid for the hours worked or extracurricular duties. Others complained of inaccurate deductions for union dues and Social Security. Others say there are problems in paying contributions to their retirement funds. And some didn’t get a paycheck at all. Burbridge said the district is making headway in fixing the problems, which should be reflected in paychecks being issued today and March 30 and on April 5, 8 and 12. “There are five payments coming up in short succession and those should significantly improve the situation for individual employees,” Burbridge said. The district’s assurances come too late for Janae Franklin, a former after-school playground worker who was evicted from her apartment after receiving three insufficient paychecks. “That’s the main reason I quit LAUSD – I didn’t feel like going through those problems of not being paid on time when I know I’m doing my work,” Franklin said. “I was doing fine before and I live paycheck to paycheck, but with this whole situation, (it) threw me behind.” naush.boghossian@dailynews.com (818) 713-3722160Want 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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Reliving the dream with Hull legend Windass

first_imgBorn in Hull on April Fool’s Day in 1969, Dean’s parents John and Doreen tell him that he started kicking a football from the tender age of two. So it was a no brainer what he wanted to do when he grew up and the rest as they say, is history.An perfect specimen of the old school footballer if there was one, Windass walked through his history with SportPesa News on Thursday evening having been part of the advance team from Hull who jetted into the country on Tuesday ahead of the Tigers’ monumental match in Kenya this weekend.Record SportPesa Premier League (SPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC, will take on Hull City at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday at 3pm local time (+3GMT) in an encounter that best encapsulates his football career; staggering.As a young boy, Windass was a Hull supporter like many other lads that call the English city and unitary authority that is home to over 260,000 inhabitants founded in the 12th century home and regularly attended matches at the Boothferry Stadium in support of the Tigers.“When I was two years old, my parents say I used to kick around a football in the garden.“Sometimes people ask how do you become a footballer, well sometimes you’re just born with the talent and I consider myself very fortunate,” the 49-year old former striker said.“Growing up a Hull fan as a kid was incredible. I would go watch the games with my dad from when I was six years old and from then I had a dream to play football, to play for Hull,” he added.Windass’ journey to becoming one of the best players to ever grace the pitch for his home town team that now sits in the second-tier of English football, the Championship was not always easy.Dean Windass in his prime, celebrating scoring for Hull City FC in an English Championships match in 1999. PHOTO/Courtesy/AgenciesTo make it in the professional ranks in a country that rates among the best paying nation for football talent takes loads of guts, something Windass admits he had plenty in supply.“As a footballer, it’s not just about playing. Everything you do off the field matters as well.“You have to be mentally strong and if you are and committed then you will have a great career. If you’re weak then you just fall by the wayside. So I’m fortunate that I was a strong character,” Windass advised.He started his career as a trainee for Hull until he was released by the Tigers and before he got a shove in the right direction, Windass played non-league football and did some handiwork until 1991 when he was brought back to Hull by coach Terry Dolan.Throughout his entire playing career during different spells with his home club, he scored 82 goals in 205 matches for the Tigers, making him the club’s fifth all-time top scorer.Without a doubt, the goal that will forever be the talk of the town is his superbly struck volley in the 38th minute of the 2008 Football League Championship Play-off Final against Bristol City FC.Seasoned Frazier Campbell, who is part of the travelling team coming to play Gor, picked Dean out with a lovely pass and the goal that followed was a thing of absolute beauty.As he ran with both his hands in the air in jubilant celebration, neither he nor the thousands of Hull fans watching knew that would be the goal to punch their ticket into English top flight for the first time in the club’s history.A jaw-dropping achievement considering the Tigers were founded in 1904 and Windass’ goal brought an end to 112 years of waiting to dine at the top table of the game in a country credited with inventing football.Professional football“All the hard work you put in throughout your career all comes down to one defining moment that changes your life.“As soon as Frazier picked me out with the pass, I had to make one decision and I am grateful that it was the right one,” Dean reminisced.“It was obviously a way more special moment for me because I’m from Hull. I was born and raised there and the fans were in harmony with me, it was a very special day.Throughout his 21-year professional career, Dean celebrated two promotions playing for numerous clubs both in England and Scotland.He played with dozens of huge names in football and played against even bigger ones.The now Hull Club Ambassador admits that the toughest defender he ever had to go up against was Arsenal FC’s former captain, Tony Adams.“Tony was a great defender. It was always a challenge to play against him whenever I did.“That’s the thing about playing in the Premier League, you don’t find bad players. There’s only the best of the best,” he added.The father of two became Hull’s oldest –ever scorer after his last Premier League goal at the age of 39.Windass has two sons, Josh (24) and Jordan (19) who he had with ex-wife, Helen, whom he married on July 31, 1993. She was a police officer from Hull.Josh followed in his father’s footsteps and plays professional football for giants Glasgow Rangers in Scotland.He has scored 12 goals in 53 appearances for the club and looks as though he will go on to become an amazing player just as his mentor.“Josh is doing very well at the minute and that gives me joy. I’m very proud of both my kids, they’re great,” he said with a smile on his face.Windass’ career featured stints at Aberdeen, Oxford United FC, Bradford City FC, Middlesbrough FC, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday and Oldham Athletic FC.At Bradford, fans of European giants, Liverpool FC, who will play Spanish aristocrats, Real Madrid CF in the final of the UEFA Champions League later this month, will not forget the stocky striker, who maintains his shape and appetite to kick a football despite retiring the game.The date, May 14, 2000, the last day of the Barclaycard Premier League (as the EPL was known then) and Bradford, under Paul Jewell, needed to beat the Merseyside titans to survive relegation.That offered Windass the perfect moment to flirt with football destiny, catapulting hime from a journeyman forward into legendary status when he helped them avoid the drop miraculously when they beat Liverpool 1-0 through a David Wetherall header.He forced then Liverpool keeper, Sander Westerveld to a smart save in the dying embers of the match but there was no need for any further goals as he completed the season as Bradford’s top scorer with 10, in staging one of the most memorable escape acts in Premier League history.Windass had endeared to Bradford supporters having been signed by Jewell in March 1999 when he refused to go on holiday to be fit for their Premier League campaign having helped them finish second in the first division to earn promotion.In the far removed world of the rich and pampered modern day Premier League stars, Windass’ work ethic and commitment to the cause is part of what has made him a living legend and model professional in a country where football is a national staple.What’s even more compelling is that he was never relegated as a player.“All clubs I played for felt like home for me and I’m very grateful that the fans liked me. Initially it was hard to leave Hull for the first time in my life when was Josh was two years old,” he begun.“I had to go to Aberdeen and start a new life, meet new people and make new friends. It all turned out great and I can only look back at it and smile because it was successful.“I never got relegated as a player as well and for that fact I feel very fortunate,” the humble 5ft 10in Hull legend said.Windass professes the greatest ever English player to grace the Premier League is Paul Gascoigne and rejoices in the fact that he got the chance to play against him, with the two eventually developing a remarkable bond as friends.Five asideHull City FC legend, Dean Windass enjoys a kick about in Nairobi after arriving in Kenya as part of the Tigers party ahead of their match against Gor Mahia FC on Sunday, May 13, 2018. PHOTO/SPNWhen asked to name his greatest ever five-aside team, he scratched his head in deep thought for a bit before finally making up his mind.He names Arsenal great David Seaman in goal and just as is in his nature, the rest of the players are all attackers.Gascoigne of course, Nigerian sensation Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Everton and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney and the man himself, Windass complete his select side that on paper, would give any full team a run for their money.“Gazza was a character and he became a very good friend of mine. I mean, to watch him on DVD’s and then have the honor to play against him was surreal,” he underlined.Though not a pretty good cook, he occasionally whips up the culinary delight he knows and doubles up as his favorite food, Spaghetti Bolognaise.“As a footballer, all you eat is things like rice, beans, chicken and jacket potatoes.“Spag-bol (as he calls it), is one of the few things I can cook,” Windass chuckled.Windass has been the Tigers envoy for just under four years and he values the position so much so that he refers to it as a privilege.“It’s an honour to have the chance to represent the club as an ambassador and I’m grateful to the owners for giving me the opportunity to give back to my home club even after retirement.“Many don’t do what players used to do in the past, in terms of giving back to the community by going out to schools to present trophies and give certificates,” the retired forward who is as enthusiastic as his days when he terrorised defenses mused.“These days it’s coming back in clubs such as Swansea City FC, Everton FC and it’s very important,” Windass stated.He was part of an elite team of coaches from Hull who came to Kenya in November 2016 to offer his knowledge in selecting a SportPesa All Stars team that would eventually travel to the KCOM Stadium to play in a historic friendly.The Kenyans lost 2-1 but left England with much needed exposure.Gor’s Humphrey Mieno scored the consolation goal for the All Stars and will now have another go at the Hull players when Dylan Kerr’s charges take to the field on Sunday.“It’s great to be back in Kenya, it’s been a while. The last time I was here, I left knowing that I have left a big family behind.“Most of the Kenyan players still WhatsApp me to check up on me, which is absolutely amazing. The talent in this country is immense and I’m glad I got to see some pretty great players,” Windass offered.“I’m very excited for the game, though it’s been a long season for the lads I’m pretty sure they will put on a great show. I hope nobody gets injured and the game has a couple of goals.“It should be a great one!”The Hull playing unit arrive in the country on Friday evening and will hold a training session on Saturday before the big kick-off the following day at the spanking new pitch at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.There is plenty for Kenyan footballers to learn from the retired striker who despite hit the peak of his sport by sheer grit, humility, commitment, discipline and above all, the gift that continues to give even after earning a potful of money.-By Sportpesanews.com-0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Retired Hull City FC legend, Dean Windass, in a television interview with local television station, K24 on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in the build up to the Tigers game with Gor Mahia FC that will be played at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Sunday, May 13, 2016. Windass is the Tigers ambassador. PHOTO/SPNNAIROBI, Kenya- The sound of thousands of fans screaming his name on Saturday May 24, 2008 at the iconic home of English football- Wembley Stadium-in London was deafening.The man who was showered with adulation and entered football folk role that day was none other than Dean Windass. He single-handedly made history by scoring a stunning volley that took Hull City FC to the promised land of the English Premier League for the first time ever.last_img read more

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WIN A LUXURY CHRISTMAS HAMPER FROM THE COUNTER

first_imgCOMPETITION: To celebrate the launch of The Counter, Letterkennny’s Christmas Gift & Hamper range, we’ve teamed up to give away a luxury hamper every week between now and Christmas!To be in with a chance of winning this week, simply click the link below to their Facebook page and like and share their competition post! The winner will be announced next week.Simply log onto https://www.facebook.com/thecounterdeliireland/?ref=bookmarksDon’t forget to check out their NEW award winning coffee shop right beside the shop too!Last week’s winner was Maggie Berry. Well done Ann – contact The Counter via their Facebook page to claim your prize. 🙂Check out a few snaps of The Counter’s fabulous new coffee shop below.WIN A LUXURY CHRISTMAS HAMPER FROM THE COUNTER was last modified: December 18th, 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:Christmas HampercompetitionThe Counterlast_img read more

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GARDA KILLER McDERMOTT MOVES TO DUBLIN AFTER RELEASE FROM JAIL

first_imgNotorious garda killer Martin McDermott has re-located to Dublin from his native Donegal.Garda killer Martin McDermott is free and now living in Dublin.Th 29 year old recently moved into a house in Finglas with his girlfriend and his movements will be closely monitored by gardai.McDermott, from Raphoe, was controversially released from the Midlands Prison last month, four years into a seven-year sentence for killing Garda Gary McLoughlin in Burt in 2009. Advertisement It is understood that the criminal, who has 91 previous convictions, decided to move to north Dublin after being made aware that he was not welcome in his home town because of his criminal past.Garda McLoughlin (24) died in hospital 24 hours after McDermott rammed his patrol car in December 2009.McDermott was speeding towards Derry when he steered a stolen Opel Astra into Gda McLoughlin’s patrol car.He was twice the legal drink-drive limit at the time, and had led gardai on a high speed chase for 30km. Advertisement It emerged that the average speed McDermott drove at during the chase was 150kph.He was jailed in July 2011 after being found guilty of manslaughter.There was outrage when he escaped from the low-security open prison at Loughlin House in Co Cavan just eight months later.While behind bars, he had been repeatedly disciplined for a variety of offences – including absconding from the open prison.When rearrested in Derry eight days after his escape, he assaulted PSNI officers and was jailed for four months in the North for that and for resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour before being extradited back to Ireland.When he was returned to jail in the Republic of Ireland, McDermott was disciplined at least 10 times for bad behaviour which included threatening other inmates as well as prison officers and being caught in possession of prohibited items. GARDA KILLER McDERMOTT MOVES TO DUBLIN AFTER RELEASE FROM JAIL was last modified: July 25th, 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:BURTdonegalGarda Gary McLoughlinkilledMartin McDermottRaphoelast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 97 | Farm Bureau to D.C., Ohio Beef Expo, and Ohio Ag Week

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, hears from Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown as well as American Farm Bureau’s Paul Lyon. The crew also hears from Bruce Smith of COBA/Select Sires during the recent Ohio Beef Expo, plus agronomist Mike Hannewald taking a look at the phosphorous problem from a soil health perspective.Tune in!last_img