Letran ousts Arellano, books 4th place playoff vs San Sebastian

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Quarters: 24-16, 38-36, 54-49, 70-68. #KicksStalker: Pop-up store for Filipino sneakerheads Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Showing that he’s no longer feeling the effects of his wrist injury earlier in the season, the 20-year-old scored the putback off Rey Nambatac’s miss and gave the Knights a slim 69-68 lead with 3.3 seconds to play.Levi dela Cruz botched the Chiefs’ inbounds play on the other end as he threw the ball to the side of the board, allowing JP Calvo to split his freebies with 0.2 ticks remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Like what I said, we really needed to play our A-game against Arellano even if they don’t have (Kent) Salado. They really played like a team until the end and that’s why it was a war of attrition until the end,” said coach Jeff Napa, who remained wary of Arellano, which played without Salado, who is nursing an slight MCL tear on his right knee.Nambatac scattered 25 points on a 4-of-7 clip from three on top of nine rebounds and three assists to keep his collegiate career alive. JP Calvo added 11 markers, five boards, and two dimes, while Bong Quinto unloaded nine points despite shooting 4-of-14 from the field.“We need to be disciplined,” said Napa of the impending duel between the Knights and the Golden Stags. “We need to correct a lot in practice because we still had lapses, but we will do our job and the boys will give it their all, their hearts in that game.”Levi dela Cruz paced the Chiefs with 18 points and three assists, while Rence Alcoriza played the game of his life as he poured 13 of his 16 markers, alongside five boards in the losing effort.The Scores:LETRAN 70 – Nambatac 25, Calvo 11, Quinto 9, Balanza 8, Vacaro 6, Balagasay 5, Ambohot 4, Gedaria 2, Taladua 0.ARELLANO 68 – Dela Cruz 18, Alcoriza 16, Canete 12, Flores 7, Enriquez 5, Taywan 4, Nicholls 3, Abanes 3, Concepcion 0, Villoria 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Meca 0.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeo Ambohot saved the day for Letran as the Knights escaped the clutches of Arellano, 70-68, to advance to the second phase of the fourth-place playoff in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Letran arranged a knockout duel against San Sebastian for the fourth spot on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena, while also halting Arellano’s four-game winning streak to end the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img read more

Ministerial Task Force established to develop co-op sector

first_imgThe Government of Guyana is looking to enhance the local co-operative movement with the aim of it becoming a sector that can contribute to the country’s economy.To this end, the Ministry of Social Protection has established a Ministerial Task Force to ultimately “pave the way for the renaissance and expansion of the Co-operations Sector to the point where it becomes the third most important sector of the economy”.According to the Ministry, Guyana is the only co-operative Republic in the world. It further recognised that the co-operative movement owns and controls vast amounts of resources and physical infrastructure, much of which are idle or underutilised among societies or in the form of deposits within financial institutions.“We have therefore decided to address critical issues which will lead to re-engineering the co-operative movement to stimulate job creation and leapfrog income generation activities throughout Guyana”, the Ministry outlined in a statement.In order to realise this objective, the ministry established the task force to examine the state of the co-operative movement in Guyana and make recommendations on steps to make that a reality.The Task Force will be headed by former Chief Education Officer Ed Caesar and comprises: the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Derik Cummings; Chairman of the Guyana Revenue Authority Rawle Lucas; Junior Social Protection Minister Keith Scott; Consultant, Francis Carryl; and B Adams who will serve as secretary.The Social Protection Ministry further outlined that among the main objectives of this team is to examine each administrative region; make a determination of resources owned by societies which can be adopted for gainful economic and income generation activities. This will include an assessment of functioning and defunct societies along with the likelihood for revitalisation.The Task Force according to the release, will also have to channel existing and new societies into government’s growth sectors such as community tourism with emphasis on: “The preservation and economic use of historical and cultural patrimony; information communication technology (ICT); establishing a green economy; support services for oil, gas and other extractive industries; agro processing and value-added production; youth development; and care for the elderly, etc.”Furthermore, the team will be required to identify the possible horizontal sector linkages (co-operative and private), as well as state agencies to be involved in facilitating start-up and sustainable growth.Additionally, wherever it is advantageous, the Task Force will have to apply a concept of co-operative/private partnership either via private occupation of existing co-operative resources and/or a fusion of private sector personnel by applying the core competencies of private enterprise. This will be vigorously embraced.The Ministerial Task Force will further build on the work that has commenced by the fact-finding technical team, appointed by Minister Scott to give a jumpstart to government’s intent to revitalise and grow the co-operative sector, the Social Protection Ministry detailed.The work of the taskforce commenced on Thursday 01 July, 2016, and a final report is expected to be submitted by September 30, 2016 latest.last_img read more

Tottenham star slams Allardyce’s ‘diving’ claims

first_img1 Nabil Bentaleb celebrates Tottenham’s penalty against West Ham Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has rubbished West Ham boss Sam Allardyce’s claims that Spurs striker Harry Kane dived for a penalty in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.Allardyce saw his side lose a two-goal lead in their London derby clash, with in-form Kane scoring a last-gasp equaliser after appearing to be hauled down in the area by Alex Song.The Hammers boss, whose side had looked set for three points after goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho, was unimpressed and said following the game that Tottenham were ‘desperate’.But Bentaleb defended his side, insisting Allardyce may have been caught up in the heat of the moment – and also suggested Mark Noble was lucky to escape a red card after the Hammers midfielder scythed through him having already been cautioned.“He can say whatever he wants,” Bentaleb said when asked about Allardyce’s remarks.“We scored a penalty in the last minute. Maybe it’s because of this, I can understand if he’s a little bit angry. But it’s not true. Of course it was a penalty – there’s no doubt about that.“If he wants to argue, we could also say Noble could have been sent off. But this is football. Sometimes the referee makes decisions and you just have to shut your mouth and not complain.“The positive thing we can take out of this game is that we believed until the end and once again we scored in the last minute and managed to get that point.”last_img read more

Champions League 2014/2015: The 10 best passers from this season’s competition

first_img 10 10 10 – David Alaba (92.55%) – click right to see who is next on our list – The Bayern Munich star has established himself as one of the most versatile players in European football. The Austrian was agonisingly ruled out of the latter stages of the competition through injury, but he still amassed 470 passes at an extremely high completion rate. 9 – Marc Bartra (92.68%) – continue to see who is next on our list – The young Spaniard is seen as a future natural leader at the heart of Barcelona’s defence and successfully completed 396 passes. Again, he featured more prominently during the group stages after Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano cemented their starting berths. 4 – Per Mertesacker (94.31%) – click right to see who is next on our list – The ‘BFG’ is a divisive character but nobody can deny he’s an assured presence with the ball at his feet. His 457 successful passes suggest he was heavily involved in Arsenal’s build up, although the big German was culpable of a dreadful individual showing in the embarrassing 3-1 home defeat to Monaco. 10 10 10 5 – Joel Veltman (93.62%) – continue to see who is next on our list – Perhaps the surprise package on the list, Ajax centre-back Veltman completed 376 passes in a comparatively short stint in the competition considering the Dutch side crashed out in the group stages. They managed to beat Barcelona, yet succumbed to a 1-0 loss at Celtic – inconsistent or what? 10 8 – Raphael Varane (92.8%) – click right to see who is next on our list – The highly rated centre-back has established himself as a Madrid regular alongside Sergio Ramos this season and has seen plenty of the ball. While the holders crashed out of at the semi-final stage, the Frenchman still managed 514 successful passes. 1 – Nacho Monreal (96.89%) – Surprise! Monreal completed nearly 97% of his passes, with 225 of them reaching a team-mate, in the competition. The statistics will only serve to illustrate how under-rated the Spaniard’s influence is to the Gunners. Saturday saw the culmination to another Champions League campaign, with Barcelona triumphing brilliantly against Juventus in Berlin.European competition boasts some of the finest passers in world football; Toni Kroos, Xabi Alonso, Andrea Pirlo, to name but a few.But who had the highest pass completion rate from throughout the tournament this season?To qualify, players must have attempted a minimum of 200 passes – just to ensure they were Champions League regulars.  You will almost certainly be surprised by the winner… 10 10 10 3 – Toni Kroos (95.07%) – continue to see who is next on our list – Unsurprisingly, Kroos completed the most passes in the competition by quite some distance. The German maestro is calmness personified, and mustered an astonishing 852 passes for the beaten semi-finalists. 7 – John Terry (93.04%) – continue to see who is next on our list – A man who encapsulates Chelsea Football Club will undeniably reflect on a disappointing European campaign for the Blues. 388 successful passes underline just how useful Terry remains to the Premier League champions. 2 – Asier Illarramendi (95.33%) – click right to see who is next on our list – Illlarramendi edges his team-mate into second, probably because he completed a quarter of the passes that his Madrid colleague managed. A bit-part player this season but clearly useful with the ball, his 214 successful passes is impressive considering his completion rate. 10 6 – Thiago Silva (93.41%) – click right to see who is next on our list – Widely regarded as the finest defender in world football, Thiago Silva was instrumental in PSG’s dramatic extra-time victory over Chelsea this campaign. His 334 successful passes, however, couldn’t help the Parisians past an imperious Barcelona side. last_img read more

Lukaku explains why agreeing to join Man United was such an easy decision

first_img1 Romelu Lukaku didn’t have to think twice about agreeing to join Man United Romelu Lukaku has described Man United as ‘the biggest club in the world’ and admits he didn’t have to think twice about joining when the opportunity arose.United announced on Saturday they had reached an agreement with Everton to sign the 24-year-old in a deal understood to be worth an initial £75m.Lukaku, who has been on holiday in America, is now set to put the finishing touches on the switch and should then be able to link up with Jose Mourinho’s side on their pre-season tour of the States.“It’s the biggest club in the world. It’s a club that’s hungry to win the league again, to be dominant in the world again,” he told ESPN.“This is the sort of opportunity that I always wanted since I was a child and when they came calling I didn’t have to think twice.”The club are flying to the United States on Sunday to begin an 18-day stay which will include friendlies with Major League Soccer sides the Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, plus matches against Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup.LUKAKU FACES COURT ACTION IN US OVER EXCESSIVE NOISE AT HOMEMourinho has been looking for a new striker to cover the loss of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and had been heavily linked with moves for Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, Andrea Belotti of Torino and Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata this summer.However, the Europa League winners now look on the verge of sealing a swoop for the prolific Lukaku, who has scored 20-plus goals in each of the past three seasons for Everton.The former Chelsea player, who had also been reportedly chased by the Blues this summer, added of his impending move to United: “I’m really delighted to hopefully be part of their history.“Who would say no to the biggest club in the world? The best stadium in England, the best fans, it’s the perfect opportunity.“I always said that I wanted to play for a team that was challenging for every trophy that there is, and I think Manchester United at the minute wants to be that dominant team, that dominant force.“And if you look at their history it says enough and to become part of a club like them is something that I really wanted, and I’m thankful for the opportunity that they gave me.”last_img read more

ADVENTURE ONE SURF REPORT – WAX UP YOUR BOARDS!

first_imgNew swell to Hit Donegal on Wednesday, wax up your boards!”We’ve had a great start to the week at Adventure One Surf School in Fanad this week, our kid’s Summer camp for this week is fully booked and all the kids are having a blast!Every single one of them is up and riding after day 2 and with a new swell hitting tomorrow we aim to get them all turning and trimming their surfboards along the waves. We are also holding our 1st ever ‘ Mini Kid’s camp’ for kids age 5-8 starting on August 20th for a 1 hour session every morning Monday to Friday for €80! We always get a lot of people wanting their younger children to have a taste of what it’s like to ride the waves and we’ve found in the past the little ones can usually stand up on their 1st wave! Half the places are booked so call us now on 086 1931 747 or check our website www.adventureone.net Iainhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLj6hemXoOc&feature=plcp The surf for tomorrow is for an increasing 1.2 metre swell to hit from the North West with light winds which should mean lovely 2-3ft surf so get down to the beach! ADVENTURE ONE SURF REPORT – WAX UP YOUR BOARDS! was last modified: August 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ADVENTURE ONE SURF REPORT – WAX UP YOUR BOARDS!last_img read more

All the League Two fixtures for the new 2018/19 season

first_img Grimsby Town August4 Notts County (a)11 Port Vale (h)18 Mansfield Town (a)21 Crewe (h)25 Northampton (h)September1 Cheltenham (a)8 Tranmere (a)15 Cambridge Utd (h)22 Oldham (a)29 Bury (h)October2 Yeovil (h)6 Stevenage (a)13 Crawley Town (h)20 Morecambe (a)23 Grimsby (a)27 Lincoln City (h)November3 Swindon (h)17 Newport C (a)24 Exeter (h)27 Forest Green Rovers (a)December8 Macclesfield (h)15 Carlisle (a)22 MK Dons (a)26 Stevenage (h)29 Morecambe (h)January1 Crawley Town (a)5 Notts County (h)12 Port Vale (a)19 Mansfield Town (h)26 Crewe (a)February2 Northampton (a)9 Cheltenham (h)16 Macclesfield (a)23 Carlisle (h)March2 Swindon (a)9 Newport C (h)12 Forest Green Rovers (h)16 Exeter (a)23 Tranmere (h)30 Cambridge Utd (a)April6 Oldham (h)13 Bury (a)19 Grimsby (h)22 Yeovil (a)27 MK Dons (h)May4 Lincoln City (a) talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have exclusive radio rights to the EFL Championship, League One and League Two in 2018/19. The talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals, EFL Cup matches and the Checkatrade Trophy. MK Dons Tranmere Rovers Swindon Town Newport County Bury Carlisle United August4 Exeter (a)11 Northampton (h)18 Cheltenham (a)21 Port Vale (h)25 Crewe (h)September1 Mansfield Town (a)8 Cambridge Utd (a)15 Tranmere (h)22 Bury (a)29 Stevenage (h)October2 Grimsby (h)6 Oldham (a)13 Morecambe (h)20 Macclesfield (a)23 Lincoln City (a)27 Yeovil (h)November3 Newport C (h)17 Swindon (a)24 Forest Green Rovers (h)27 Notts County (a)December8 MK Dons (a)15 Colchester (h)22 Crawley Town (a)26 Oldham (h)29 Macclesfield (h)January1 Morecambe (a)5 Mansfield Town (h)12 Northampton (a)19 Cheltenham (h)26 Port Vale (a)February2 Crewe (a)9 Exeter (h)16 MK Dons (h)23 Colchester (a)March2 Newport C (a)9 Swindon (h)12 Notts County (h)16 Forest Green Rovers (a)23 Cambridge Utd (h)30 Tranmere (a)April6 Bury (h)13 Stevenage (a)19 Lincoln City (h)22 Grimsby (a)27 Crawley Town (h)May4 Yeovil (a) 1 August4 Swindon (a)11 Grimsby (h)18 Oldham (a)21 Cheltenham (h)25 Mansfield Town (h)September1 Crewe (a)8 Stevenage (a)15 Lincoln City (h)22 Morecambe (a)29 Forest Green Rovers (h)October2 Newport C (a)6 Notts County (h)13 Tranmere (a)20 Carlisle (h)23 Northampton (h)27 Cambridge Utd (a)November3 Bury (h)17 MK Dons (a)24 Yeovil (h)27 Exeter (a)December8 Colchester (a)15 Crawley Town (h)22 Port Vale (h)26 Notts County (a)29 Carlisle (a)January1 Tranmere (h)5 Swindon (h)12 Grimsby (a)19 Oldham (h)26 Cheltenham (a)February2 Mansfield Town (a)9 Crewe (h)16 Colchester (h)23 Crawley Town (a)March2 Bury (a)9 MK Dons (h)12 Exeter (h)16 Yeovil (a)23 Stevenage (h)30 Lincoln City (a)April6 Morecambe (h)13 Forest Green Rovers (a)19 Northampton (a)22 Newport C (h)27 Port Vale (a)May4 Cambridge Utd (h) August4 Bury (a)11 Mansfield Town (h)18 Notts County (a)21 Oldham (h)25 Stevenage (h)September1 Grimsby (a)8 MK Dons (h)15 Newport C (a)22 Swindon (h)29 Crawley Town (a)October2 Colchester (a)6 Exeter (h)13 Cheltenham (a)20 Tranmere (h)23 Crewe (h)27 Carlisle (a)November3 Morecambe (a)17 Lincoln City (h)24 Macclesfield (a)27 Port Vale (h)December8 Forest Green Rovers (h)15 Cambridge Utd (a)22 Northampton (h)26 Exeter (a)29 Tranmere (a)January1 Cheltenham (h)5 Bury (h)12 Mansfield Town (a)19 Notts County (h)26 Oldham (a)February2 Stevenage (a)9 Grimsby (h)16 Forest Green Rovers (a)23 Cambridge Utd (h)March2 Morecambe (h)9 Lincoln City (a)12 Port Vale (a)16 Macclesfield (h)23 MK Dons (a)30 Newport C (h)April6 Swindon (a)13 Crawley Town (h)19 Crewe (a)22 Colchester (h)27 Northampton (a)May4 Carlisle (h) August4 Forest Green Rovers (h)11 Macclesfield (a)18 Lincoln City (h)21 MK Dons (a)25 Newport C (a)September1 Yeovil (h)8 Bury (a)15 Oldham (h)22 Stevenage (a)29 Morecambe (h)October2 Carlisle (a)6 Port Vale (h)13 Mansfield Town (a)20 Exeter (h)23 Colchester (h)27 Crewe (a)November3 Cambridge Utd (a)17 Crawley Town (h)24 Northampton (a)27 Tranmere (h)December8 Cheltenham (a)15 Swindon (h)22 Notts County (h)26 Port Vale (a)29 Exeter (a)January1 Mansfield Town (h)5 Forest Green Rovers (a)12 Macclesfield (h)19 Lincoln City (a)26 MK Dons (h)February2 Newport C (h)9 Yeovil (a)16 Cheltenham (h)23 Swindon (a)March2 Cambridge Utd (h)9 Crawley Town (a)12 Tranmere (a)16 Northampton (h)23 Bury (h)30 Oldham (a)April6 Stevenage (h)13 Morecambe (a)19 Colchester (a)22 Carlisle (h)27 Notts County (a)May4 Crewe (h) August4 Crawley Town (h)11 Tranmere (a)18 Carlisle (h)21 Macclesfield (a)25 Cambridge Utd (a)September1 Colchester (h)8 Northampton (a)15 Crewe (h)22 Exeter (a)29 Lincoln City (h)October2 Morecambe (h)6 MK Dons (a)13 Yeovil (h)20 Forest Green Rovers (a)23 Oldham (a)27 Stevenage (h)November3 Mansfield Town (h)17 Notts County (a)24 Newport C (h)27 Bury (a)December8 Grimsby (h)15 Port Vale (a)22 Swindon (a)26 MK Dons (h)29 Forest Green Rovers (h)January1 Yeovil (a)5 Crawley Town (a)12 Tranmere (h)19 Carlisle (a)26 Macclesfield (h)February2 Cambridge Utd (h)9 Colchester (a)16 Grimsby (a)23 Port Vale (h)March2 Mansfield Town (a)5 Bury (h)9 Notts County (h)16 Newport C (a)23 Northampton (h)30 Crewe (a)April6 Exeter (h)13 Lincoln City (a)19 Oldham (h)22 Morecambe (a)27 Swindon (h)May4 Stevenage (a) This season will welcome Macclesfield Town and Tranmere Rovers back to the EFL after promotion, and both teams will start their League Two campaigns away from home.National League champions Macclesfield, with new manager Mark Yates at the helm, open at Swindon. Tranmere – Wembley conquerors of Boreham Wood – begin at Stevenage.Two teams relegated from League One will also face off in their opening game, with Oldham Athletic hosting MK Dons, while Carlisle have a near 700-mile round trip to beaten play-off finalists Exeter on the opening day.But who are your team set to face?Find out in the full set of released League Two fixtures below! Crewe Alexandra Port Vale August4 Cambridge Utd (h)11 Colchester (a)18 Crawley Town (h)21 Carlisle (a)25 Tranmere (a)September1 Newport C (h)8 Forest Green Rovers (a)15 Northampton (h)22 Crewe (a)29 Exeter (h)October2 MK Dons (h)6 Grimsby (a)13 Lincoln City (h)20 Oldham (a)23 Stevenage (a)27 Bury (h)November3 Notts County (h)17 Mansfield Town (a)24 Swindon (h)27 Yeovil (a)December8 Morecambe (a)15 Cheltenham (h)22 Macclesfield (a)26 Grimsby (h)29 Oldham (h)January1 Lincoln City (a)5 Newport C (a)12 Colchester (h)19 Crawley Town (a)26 Carlisle (h)February2 Tranmere (h)9 Cambridge Utd (a)16 Morecambe (h)23 Cheltenham (a)March2 Notts County (a)9 Mansfield Town (h)12 Yeovil (h)16 Swindon (a)23 Forest Green Rovers (h)30 Northampton (a)April6 Crewe (h)13 Exeter (a)19 Stevenage (h)22 MK Dons (a)27 Macclesfield (h)May4 Bury (a) Yeovil Town Forest Green Rovers Stevenage August4 Lincoln City (h)11 Carlisle (a)18 Cambridge Utd (h)21 Morecambe (a)25 Colchester (a)September1 Tranmere (h)8 Cheltenham (h)15 Port Vale (a)22 Notts County (h)29 Mansfield Town (a)October2 Bury (h)6 Swindon (a)13 Forest Green Rovers (h)20 MK Dons (a)23 Macclesfield (a)27 Oldham (h)November3 Crewe (h)17 Exeter (a)24 Grimsby (h)27 Newport C (a)December8 Crawley Town (a)15 Stevenage (h)22 Yeovil (a)26 Swindon (h)29 MK Dons (h)January1 Forest Green Rovers (a)5 Tranmere (a)12 Carlisle (h)19 Cambridge Utd (a)26 Morecambe (h)February2 Colchester (h)9 Lincoln City (a)16 Crawley Town (h)23 Stevenage (a)March2 Crewe (a)9 Exeter (h)12 Newport C (h)16 Grimsby (a)23 Cheltenham (a)30 Port Vale (h)April6 Notts County (a)13 Mansfield Town (h)19 Macclesfield (h)22 Bury (a)27 Yeovil (h)May4 Oldham (a) August4 Cheltenham (a)11 Stevenage (h)18 Port Vale (a)21 Swindon (h)25 Bury (h)September1 Oldham (a)8 Lincoln City (a)15 Morecambe (h)22 Forest Green Rovers (a)29 Yeovil (h)October2 Notts County (a)6 Cambridge Utd (h)13 Colchester (a)20 Newport C (h)23 Exeter (h)27 Tranmere (a)November3 MK Dons (h)17 Grimsby (a)24 Crewe (h)27 Mansfield Town (a)December8 Northampton (h)15 Macclesfield (a)22 Carlisle (h)26 Cambridge Utd (a)29 Newport C (a)January1 Colchester (h)5 Cheltenham (h)12 Stevenage (a)19 Port Vale (h)26 Swindon (a)February2 Bury (a)9 Oldham (h)16 Northampton (a)23 Macclesfield (h)March2 MK Dons (a)9 Grimsby (h)12 Mansfield Town (h)16 Crewe (a)23 Lincoln City (h)30 Morecambe (a)April6 Forest Green Rovers (h)13 Yeovil (a)19 Exeter (a)22 Notts County (h)27 Carlisle (a)May4 Tranmere (h) August4 Newport C (h)11 Yeovil (a)18 Colchester (h)21 Tranmere (a)25 Macclesfield (a)September1 Carlisle (h)8 Crewe (a)15 Exeter (h)22 Cambridge Utd (a)29 Northampton (h)October2 Oldham (h)6 Bury (a)13 Grimsby (h)20 Swindon (a)23 Morecambe (a)27 MK Dons (h)November3 Cheltenham (a)17 Port Vale (h)24 Lincoln City (a)27 Crawley Town (h)December8 Notts County (h)15 Forest Green Rovers (a)22 Stevenage (a)26 Bury (h)29 Swindon (h)January1 Grimsby (a)5 Carlisle (a)12 Yeovil (h)19 Colchester (a)26 Tranmere (h)February2 Macclesfield (h)9 Newport C (a)16 Notts County (a)23 Forest Green Rovers (h)March2 Cheltenham (h)9 Port Vale (a)12 Crawley Town (a)16 Lincoln City (h)23 Crewe (h)30 Exeter (a)April6 Cambridge Utd (h)13 Northampton (a)19 Morecambe (h)22 Oldham (a)27 Stevenage (h)May4 MK Dons (a) August4 Mansfield Town (a)11 Crewe (h)18 Exeter (a)21 Notts County (h)25 Grimsby (h)September1 Port Vale (a)8 Oldham (a)15 Yeovil (h)22 Tranmere (a)29 Cambridge Utd (h)October2 Macclesfield (h)6 Forest Green Rovers (a)13 Stevenage (h)20 Crawley Town (a)23 Bury (a)27 Morecambe (h)November3 Carlisle (a)17 Colchester (h)24 Cheltenham (a)27 Northampton (h)December8 Swindon (a)15 MK Dons (h)22 Lincoln City (a)26 Forest Green Rovers (h)29 Crawley Town (h)January1 Stevenage (a)5 Port Vale (h)12 Crewe (a)19 Exeter (h)26 Notts County (a)February2 Grimsby (a)9 Mansfield Town (h)16 Swindon (h)23 MK Dons (a)March2 Carlisle (h)9 Colchester (a)12 Northampton (a)16 Cheltenham (h)23 Oldham (h)30 Yeovil (a)April6 Tranmere (h)13 Cambridge Utd (a)19 Bury (h)22 Macclesfield (a)27 Lincoln City (h)May4 Morecambe (a) Macclesfield Town Cheltenham Town Mansfield Town August4 Oldham (a)11 Bury (h)18 Crewe (a)21 Grimsby (h)25 Exeter (h)September1 Swindon (a)8 Yeovil (a)15 Forest Green Rovers (h)22 Lincoln City (a)29 Tranmere (h)October2 Port Vale (a)6 Cheltenham (h)13 Cambridge Utd (a)20 Northampton (h)23 Notts County (h)27 Mansfield Town (a)November3 Crawley Town (a)17 Macclesfield (h)24 Stevenage (a)27 Morecambe (h)December8 Carlisle (h)15 Newport C (a)22 Colchester (h)26 Cheltenham (a)29 Northampton (a)January1 Cambridge Utd (h)5 Oldham (h)12 Bury (a)19 Crewe (h)26 Grimsby (a)February2 Exeter (a)9 Swindon (h)16 Carlisle (a)23 Newport C (h)March2 Crawley Town (h)9 Macclesfield (a)12 Morecambe (a)16 Stevenage (h)23 Yeovil (h)30 Forest Green Rovers (a)April6 Lincoln City (h)13 Tranmere (a)19 Notts County (a)22 Port Vale (h)27 Colchester (a)May4 Mansfield Town (h) August4 Colchester (h)11 Cambridge Utd (a)18 Yeovil 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Macclesfield (a)5 Northampton (h)12 Cheltenham (a)19 Swindon (h)26 Mansfield Town (a)February2 Port Vale (a)9 Stevenage (h)16 Cambridge Utd (a)23 Notts County (h)March2 Exeter (a)9 Crewe (h)12 Grimsby (h)16 Oldham (a)23 Colchester (a)30 Carlisle (h)April6 Newport C (a)13 MK Dons (h)19 Forest Green Rovers (h)22 Lincoln City (a)27 Bury (h)May4 Crawley Town (a) Cambridge United August4 Carlisle (h)11 Morecambe (a)18 Newport C (h)21 Cambridge Utd (a)25 MK Dons (a)September1 Lincoln City (h)8 Notts County (h)15 Mansfield Town (a)22 Cheltenham (h)29 Port Vale (a)October2 Stevenage (h)6 Yeovil (a)13 Swindon (h)20 Grimsby (a)23 Crawley Town (a)27 Forest Green Rovers (h)November3 Tranmere (a)17 Northampton (h)24 Colchester (a)27 Macclesfield (h)December8 Bury (a)15 Crewe (h)22 Oldham (a)26 Yeovil (h)29 Grimsby (h)January1 Swindon (a)5 Lincoln City (a)12 Morecambe (h)19 Newport C (a)26 Cambridge Utd (h)February2 MK Dons (h)9 Carlisle (a)16 Bury (h)23 Crewe (a)March2 Tranmere (h)9 Northampton 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Real Madrid lose to Levante as pressure mounts on Julen Lopetegui

first_img 4 Real Madrid crashed to a third successive defeat, putting head coach Julen Lopetegui under further scrutiny with reports Antonio Conte could replace him.Goals from Jose Luis Morales and Roger Marti inside the opening quarter of an hour left Real shell-shocked and Levante went on to seal a famous 2-1 victory in the Spanish capital. Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is under pressure ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Marcelo celebrate his goal. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Mariano did get the better of the shot-stopper after finding the net from close range but the linesman’s flag came to the rescue of Levante.Real through everything forward as they frantically searched for a winner but to no avail, with boos raining down at the full-time whistle. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 4 huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 4 shining REPLY center_img no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED Getty Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 4 The Real defender was again culpable as Levante doubled their lead to the astonishment of the home crowd in the 13th minute.A handball by the World Cup winner was initially given as a free-kick on the edge of the box but referee Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez upgraded the decision to a penalty after consultation with VAR.Roger Marti made no mistake with his spot-kick, despite Courtois guessing the right way, to leave Real with a mountain to climb.The hosts thought they had got an immediate foothold back into the clash when Marco Asensio, the last Real player to score, nodded in the rebound after Sergio Ramos’ header had had bounced off the crossbar. Latest Football News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED MONEY The much-discussed 55th minute came and went without Real scoring, while the final roll of the dice came in the form of Karim Benzema and Dani Ceballos replacing Isco and Asensio.Benzema was involved as Real ended the goal drought at 481 minutes, the Frenchman cutting the ball back to Marcelo, who rifled into the roof of the net with his weaker right foot with a little more than a quarter of an hour remaining.Benzema saw his strike from the edge of the box come back off the post while Olazabal once again came to Levante’s rescue to deny Mariano in the closing stages. However, VAR once again proved their undoing, the system showing Asensio to be offside as Ramos headed the ball.Real were seeing plenty of the ball after a frantic start and continued to fashion opportunities, with Mariano planting a header against the bar while Lucas Vazquez was denied by a superb save from Levante goalkeeper Oier Olazabal.Levante looked to have scored a third as half-time approached but Ruben Rochina’s tap-in was chalked off due to provider Tono being offside before putting in a cross.Gareth Bale was brought on for Alvaro Odriozola at the beginning of the second half while Luka Modric went close to halving the deficit but Olazabal palmed away after the Croatian had jinked his way into box and got a shot away. Gareth Bale came on as as a substitute. Marcelo pulled one back – but only after Real had surpassed their previous highest benchmark of 465 minutes without scoring – but it was to no avail, with this setback ramping up the pressure on Lopetegui ahead of next week’s El Clasico at Barcelona.The former Spain coach’s future was already being talked about following losses to CSKA Moscow and Alaves before the international break, while they are now winless in five.Their recent sticky patch had left them low on confidence and the mood around the Bernabeu only darkened when Morales took advantage of a Raphael Varane error to put the visitors ahead in the seventh minute.Varane failed to track the run of Morales, who collected Sergio Postigo’s long ball forward before rounding Thibaut Courtois and slotting into an empty net. BEST OF last_img read more

TEN FIRMS REACH FINAL OF DONEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS

first_imgThe staff of Safetech.The ten businesses to have been short-listed for the finals of this year’s prestigious Donegal Business of the Year awards showcase the range and diversity within the business community in the county, according to the Head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office, Michael Tunney.The awards are hosted by Donegal Local Enterprise Office for businesses across the county who employ less than 50 employees and the entrants went through a rigorous process that included pitching their business to a team of judges, before they were whittled down the final ten.Larissa Feeney“As a county our economy is dominated by small and micro businesses. These businesses and the important role they play in providing employment and contributing to the sustainability to local communities throughout the county are very often forgotten about, or their contribution taken for granted. The Enterprising Donegal Business Awards celebrate the diversity and strength of the small business community in Donegal and the role they play in our local community,” Mr Michael Tunney added. Among the finalists this year is Letterkenny-based firm Safetech Consulting and Training Ltd. Founded in 2003 by Maria Sweeney who has a Masters in Health and Safety, the business offers a comprehensive service in all areas of environmental health and safety management systems.It is the first organisation in the Republic of Ireland to be approved for the delivery of accredited UK Health and Safety training for the construction sector there. Recent growth in the business has led to the opening of a new office and training facility in Wicklow.The inclusion of St. Johnston-based online business accountantonline.ie also demonstrates the diversity among this year’s finalists.In 2012 Larissa Feeney founded Ireland’s first online accountancy website www.accountancyonline.ie a business that serves all sectors preparing accounts, tax returns, VAT, and payroll for sole traders and companies. The service also provides advice and offers solutions in all areas of business in real time.“A key objective for the county and for the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal County Council is to work with these and other businesses within the county to develop a critical mass of growth-oriented businesses seeking to succeed in markets outside of Ireland. We in the Local Enterprise Office of Donegal County Council, along with our sister enterprise organization, Enterprise Ireland, are keen to work with owner mangers that have the ambition to achieve this objective,” said Mr. Tunney.The other finalists this year are Fairytales Day Care, Milford; Kinnegar Brewing, Rathmullan; Gillespie Precision Engineering/Gillespie Polytunnels, Killygordon; Portsalon Luxury Camping, Portsalon; Donegal English Language School, Bundoran; Carnaween Clothing Ltd, Glencolmcille; 3Dom Filaments Ltd, Moville and DaiGon Ltd, Clonmany.There are prizes in four different categories – Excellence in design, Business in operation less than 18 months (Start-Up); Business in operation more than 18 months (Business Expansion) and Export business – while there will also be an Overall Donegal Business of the Year.“There are consultancy prizes of up to €1,500 for category winners and €2,500 for the overall winner to assist the owner in developing the business,” Mr Tunney added. The winners in each category, and the overall winner will be presented with their awards at a special lunchtime ceremony at the end of Enterprising Donegal Business Week on March 27thTEN FIRMS REACH FINAL OF DONEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS was last modified: March 20th, 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)last_img read more

Ships pitch in for 2010

first_imgThe MS Noordam and Westerdam will grace South African waters during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. (Image: Holland American Line) MEDIA CONTACTS • Desmond Windt iKapa Tours & Travel+27 21 510 8666RELATED ARTICLES • Makeover for Durban harbour • Mercy Vision – sight to the blind • Drive to make 2010 spectacular • Get kitted for Football FridaysJanine ErasmusThe 2010 Fifa World Cup will see some visitors flying to South Africa, some driving in, and others sailing in, courtesy of a deal between two travel companies in Germany and South Africa.iKapa Tours & Travel in Cape Town and Munich-based Moltke Promotion GmbH have teamed up to bring two luxury cruise liners to the port cities of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban during the football spectacular.The magnificent MS Noordam and MS Westerdam will grace South Africa’s major ports for the full month of the 2010 World Cup, which kicks off on 11 June.Both are ships of the Holland America Line, which has regular routes to all continents except Africa.Registered in Rotterdam, both are also relatively new to the water – the Westerdam was christened in April 2004 and the Noordam in February 2006.With 1 617 crew between them and a passenger capacity of 1 918 and 1 916 respectively, the Noordam and Westerdam is expecting to bring between 15 000 and 20 000 football-mad travellers to experience not only the South African passion for the Beautiful Game, but the vibrant culture and traditions of the country.The Westerdam will operate between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, while the Noordam will convey passengers between Durban and Port Elizabeth. The ships’ vast passenger capacity will also help alleviate any accommodation shortages in the three cities.Although there is only one passenger terminal, in Durban, and the others are cargo ports, promotion manager One Ocean Club, a Moltke subsidiary, has booked convenient locations in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town harbours, and will convert these areas into temporary passenger zones.African sights and soundsA number of day and half-day excursions have been planned to suit every cruise passenger’s taste.In Cape Town, half-day options include visits to Table Mountain and the city, Table Mountain and the Kirstenbosch botanical garden, a cultural tour, or a tour of the townships. Full-day choices range from trips around the breathtaking Cape peninsula, to the winelands, up the west coast, or to Hermanus on the south coast.While in Durban, passengers can take half a day to visit uShaka Marine World, the Umgeni River Bird Park, the Indian market, or the surrounding townships. The more energetic can indulge in full-day trips to the Valley of 1 000 Hills, the Midlands, Shakaland Cultural Village, or game reserves in the area.In Port Elizabeth the options extend to half-day tours of the city or townships, as well as museums and art galleries, or the nearby Kragga Kamma game reserve. Full-day trips further afield include deep sea fishing, the Addo Elephant National Park or Tsitsikamma Forest, and a private game reserve.For those who can’t bear to be away from the greens for too long, One Ocean Club will arrange bookings at upmarket golf courses in the three cities.Experienced operatorOne Ocean Club is no stranger to the floating hotel concept.During the 2004 summer Olympics in Athens it organised a similar package with the official German ship AIDAaura. The company has promised visitors to South Africa an even better experience, as it now brings its expertise to the biggest football tournament in the world.One Ocean Club has promised to make extensive use of local resources such as security and technical services, while using iKapa as the official transportation and excursion partner. It will also source fresh food supplies exclusively from local producers, and will stock world-renowned South African wines.The company is offering a variety of packages, ranging from between two and four nights and one group match, or five nights and a semi-final game, to two nights and the final.The semi-finals will take place at Green Point stadium in Cape Town and Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. Johannesburg’s spectacular Soccer City hosts the final, while the matches to decide third and fourth place take place at the Nelson Mandela stadium in Port Elizabeth.Queries or comments? Contact Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more