UEFA holds its breath against the coronavirus in the Euro

first_imgBut UEFA bosses are not going to make any irreversible decision on the European Championship yet. They do not intend to follow the example of the Asian Confederation, which has suspended the Congress that was to be held in Kuala Lumpur next April. According to Grape “we are in the waiting phase, pending from all countries. Football must follow the instructions it receives.” UEFA wants to use deadlines, wait for the coronavirus to advance and not rush in a decision that would only be taken in case of extreme need and bound by European governments.Apart from the virus, UEFA has cited the meeting in Holland for its 55 national federations to participate in the draw of the League of Nations, which will start after the summer, on September 3. Tuesday will be the draw for the competition. Luis Rubiales, UEFA Vice President, and Luis Enrique will attend, which will be the first official act of his second stage on the bench in Spain. Spain will be in the elite group together with Portugal (current champion), Holland, England, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Croatia, Poland, Germany and Iceland. Four groups from four countries will be raffled, and the group champions will contest the Final Phase of the League of Nations in June 2021. The UEFA Executive Committee will meet this Monday in Amsterdam to set the headquarters of the continental competitions and their regulations. But the prominence of the Executive Committee prior to its 44th Ordinary Congress the coronavirus will take it, which has sneaked in between the top concerns of the ‘staff’ of European football. The vice president of the organization, the Italian Michele Uva, warned that “the competitions, and among them the Eurocup, would only stop in a case of force majeure. Only if the virus progresses to degenerate. “But a hundred days after the start of the tournament, the organization discusses in Amsterdam the impact of the pandemic on hundreds of thousands of fans who will move freely throughout Europe. The European Championship will be played in 12 countries that will cover the continent from end to end, from St. Petersburg to Rome. The total offer is 2.5 million tickets, and right now there are ten candidates for each place in the stadiums. On June 12, the inaugural match will be played in Rome, the capital of a country, Italy, which is precisely one of the most affected by the coronavirus.last_img read more

Cleaner stabbed during robbery in Sophia

first_imgA 26-year-old cleaner of B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown was on Sunday stabbed twice during a robbery in the vicinity of the Sophia Health Centre.Devon Joe was stabbed to his abdomen by two men, one of whom was armed with a knife. They also relieved him of a mobile phone.Based on reports received, the victim was in the street speaking on his mobile phone when the two suspects approached him.One of them, according to the Police, whipped out a knife and demanded that the victim hand over the cellular phone, but he refused.The suspect proceeded to stab the VC twice, thus resulting in him falling to the ground. It was at this time, he grabbed the mobile phone and fled the scene. The injured man was picked up by public-spirited persons and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted. His condition is listed as stable.The Police were contacted, and an investigation was launched. No arrests were made.last_img read more

Antelope Valley Calendar

first_imgWhere: Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster Wednesday Meetings: Weekly grief support meeting What: Hoffmann Hospice offers free weekly grief support meetings, open to all in need. The meetings provide the necessary tools to aid individuals throughout the grieving process. For information, call (661) 272-2355. When: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday Clubs: League bowling What: J&J Social and Travel Club will have its weekly league bowling. For information, call (661) 267-2586. When: 6-8 p.m. Where: 1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite N, Palmdale Meetings: EyeOpeners Toastmasters meet What: Toastmasters meet every Wednesday. You can order a great breakfast and enjoy a great meeting! Toastmasters is a good way to improve speaking and listening skills as well as leadership skills. For more information, e-mail poof1967@aol.com or call (661) 948-1979. When: 7-8:30 a.m. Where: Crazy Otto’s, 1228 W. Ave. I, Lancaster Thursday General: DCFS Community Resource Fair What: The community is invited to learn more about the Department of Children and Family Services at a resource fair that will feature presentations on child care, health, education, youth services, public safety and employment. Some of the participants will include the Child Care Resource Center, the Housing Authority, South Valley Worksource Center, Antelope Valley College and the Palmdale and Lancaster School Districts. When: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Antelope Valley Mall, 1233 Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale Friday Government: Peace vigil What: Join us for a candlelight peace vigil every Friday. Bring candles/flashlights/signs. We start with daylight and end without. For more information contact ejramblin@gmail.com or poof1967@aol.com When: 5-6 p.m. Where: Corner of 30th St. West and Ave. I, site of the future Veterans Hospital Clubs: Games snack night What: J&J Social and Travel Club will have a cards, Po-keno and other games snack night. Bring food and a beverage to share. For information, call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 723-3237. When: 7 p.m. Where: The home of Joanne Marshall, 42941 15th St. West, Unit #5, Lancaster Health: Bereavement support group What: The community is invited to free weekly bereavement support groups for adults sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. For information, call (661) 951-2988. When: 10-11:30 a.m. Where: 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster Saturday Clubs: Karaoke mixer What: J&J Social and Travel Club will have a karaoke mixer with appetizers and desserts. The club will provide food and nonalcoholic beverages. For reservations, call (661) 267-2586 by May 24. When: 7 p.m. Where: At the home of Bob and Cynthia Frye, 1308 W. Ave. L-4 West, Lancaster 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Welbeck will prove Van Gaal wrong! Former Man United coach backs striker to be big hit at Arsenal

first_imgRene Meulensteen is convinced Danny Welbeck will be a sensation for Arsenal and prove Louis van Gaal wrong.Welbeck made a surprise £16million move to the Emirates from Manchester United on transfer deadline day.According to United boss Van Gaal, Welbeck was not up to the standards required and did not have a good enough goalscoring record to warrant a starting place at Old Trafford.But Meulensteen believes his fellow Dutchman may live to regret his decision to discard the 23-year-old academy product.Meulensteen arguably knows Welbeck better than anyone, having worked with the forward for more than a decade during his time as part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s backroom staff, and he believes the England international will be a big hit for the Gunners.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “I had him from when he was 8, 9 years of age and I think the best of Danny is yet to come.“He is a very versatile player and I’m 100 per cent sure he will do very, very well for Arsenal.“Danny is a perfect match for Arsenal. He is such a versatile player.“He is very good in short, creative, combination play, showing for the ball, passing and moving, picking up different positions. At the same time he has the pace and power to break away if they break from their own half. I think he is a really good match.”Gary Neville earlier this week questioned the club’s logic in selling Welbeck to Arsenal for just £16m.And Meulensteen claims the deal would have not happened under Ferguson’s stewardship.“No, definitely not,” responded Meulensteen, when asked if Ferguson would have sold Welbeck to Arsenal.“You look back through the history of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and we were always keen on bringing young players through and giving them a chance.“People keep saying about Danny Welbeck not scoring enough goals but you have to look at the people with him and in front of him and how many games has he really played in his preferred position?“Every player that wants to builds up his confidence needs a run of games in his position and when that happens you get a flow and you keep reproducing the same performances. That has not happened yet for Danny unfortunately.”last_img read more

The most bizarre goal ever! How did this go in?

first_img1 Alex Sandro scored an odd goal for Porto Porto closed the gap at the top of the Primeira Liga to just three points at the weekend with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Rio Ave. It was a game that saw some wonderful goals, but none were more bizarre than Alex Sandro’s strike just two minutes from the end of the match.After collecting the ball on the touchline, the full-back ran at his opposition number, but no one would have envisaged what would happen next.last_img


first_imgJudge Paul KellyA MOTORIST who fell asleep while driving causing serious injury to another motorist has been fined €300 after a judge heard of how he was helping other young motorists to change their driving habits.Gerard Brolly, of 47 Ingleside Drive, Strabane was involved in a crash on March 25, 2014, at Drumoghill, Manorcunningham. He pleaded guilty to careless driving.The 33-year-old had just completed the pro-Social Driving course in Letterkenny, the court heard.Judge Paul Kelly said he had a read a report from the course co-ordinator which showed that Brolly deeply regretted his actions and had participated fully in the course.In fact, said the judge, Brolly had agreed to return to the course on future occasions to speak to other motorists about his experiences.“The Road Safety Authority are frequently highlighting the dangers of driving while fatigued and this is a very graphic demonstration of what can happen,” said the judge.Brolly was suffering from personal trauma at the time of the crash as his mother was seriously ill.Judge Kelly said Brolly had shown “very genuine remorse” and had been an enthusiastic participant on the pro-social driving course.He said he was not going to disqualify Brolly on this occasion given the exceptional circumstances of the case.Brolly was fined €300.MOTORIST WHO CAUSED SERIOUS CRASH NOW HELPING YOUNG DRIVERS CHANGE THEIR WAYS was last modified: July 16th, 2015 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:careless drivingGerard Brollymanorcunninghamstrabanelast_img read more

Men sentenced for attacks on Convoy Presbyterian community

first_imgA man who downed 15 drinks and then set fire to an Orange Hall causing almost €360,000 of damage has been jailed for two years.Damien Murray and his accomplice Eamonn McGill appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal for sentencing. The court was told that fire ripped through Convoy Thiepval Memorial Loyal Orange lodge when it was set alight on October 3rd, 2014.As well as completely gutting the building, hundreds of years of history and irreplaceable artefacts were destroyed in the blaze.On the same night the front door of the local Convoy Presbyterian Church, some 600 yards from the Orange Hall, was also kicked in.A major Garda investigation following the fire led Gardai to interviewing both Murray, now aged 36, and McGill, now aged 34.Both men initially denied any involvement in the incidents.However, after a number of interviews Murray, a father-of-four, admitted using a lighter to set the Orange Hall on fire.McGill, a 34-year-old father-of-two, was only charged with criminal damage to the front door of the church.He initially denied to being involved in the attack but Gardai managed to match an Addidas trainer taken from his partner’s house in Strabane to a footprint on the door of the church.This led to McGill admitting his part in the attack on the church.The court was told that a total of €358,587 in damage was caused to the Orange Hall but that insurance cover had paid out €220,000 of this cost. The Irish Government gave a further €60,000 to the renovation of the hall and local members came up with the rest of the funds.The Orange Hall has now been fully refurbished and is used by all of the community.In a victim impact statement, the court was told that members of the local Presbyterian Church were left fearful, hurt and angered by the attack which was condemned by all sides of the community.However, the statement added that Reverend Colin McKibbin of the local church advocated forgiveness and the Presbyterian community were seeking to move on and to build good relations with all members of the community.Several members of the local Presbyterian Church were in court for the sentencing.Barrister for Murray, Mr John Smith said that his client suffered from alcohol addiction and was also the victim of post-traumatic stress disorder after his family were held captive when he was a boy.He stressed that his client had not been in trouble since this incident and was very apologetic to the Presbyterian community sating that his partner was a Protestant.Barrister for McGill, Mr Peter Nolan, said his client had nothing to do with the arson and was a hard worker and father of two children.He said he was prepared to pay €1,700 to the Presbyterian community to compensate them for the damage to the church hall.Judge Sean O Donnabhain dealt with both men separately.He sentenced McGill of Machmeendstown, Convoy but who now lives in Strabane, to two years in prison but suspended the term for two years ordering him to be of good behaviour.He also ordered McGill to pay €2,000 to the Donegal Hospice, a charity nominated by members of the Presbyterian community present in lieu of the damage caused to the church door.Passing sentence on Murray of Strabane, Co Tyrone, Judge O Donnabhain said he was the sole perpetrator of the arson attack.He said his behaviour, fueled by having taken 15 drinks, had had a very real impact and loss on the local community.He sentence he considered a sentence of five years in prison was merited but because of his early plea and an unlikelihood to re-offend, he was reducing the sentence to two years.Men sentenced for attacks on Convoy Presbyterian community was last modified: October 16th, 2018 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:arsonconvoydonegalOrange Halllast_img read more

Vipers vs URA: Venoms have no room for error in title race

first_img Tags: KCCA FCMary’s StadiumNam Oumasam simbwaStStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetopvipers sc Vipers are six points behind leaders KCCA FC (Photo by Vipers Media)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueVipers Vs URASt Mary’s Stadium kitendeFriday @4:00pmKITENDE – Vipers SC returns to action on Friday when they host Sam Ssimbwa’s URA FC in one of the two StarTimes Uganda Premier league games.Following a barren draw against Mbarara City FC at Kakyeka stadium last week on Wednesday, Vipers SC come into this game knowing that if they fall to URA the Venoms will further slide away from defending their League title.What the coaches say. Sam Ssimbwa (URA FC).“We want to capitalize on our away record which is a motivation for us going into tomorrow’s game.”“We haven’t lost any away game this season so we want to try not to lose tomorrow as well.”Michael Nam Ouma (Vipers SC).“The fight is still on, We want to ensure that we manage our remaining games on a positive note, and we have not lost hope because with four games to go, that is 12 points.”“And the guys ahead, KCCA; they are six points ahead, so anything can happen in the four games. So the battle is still on.”Team News:Midfielder Moses Waiswa and Halid Lwaliwa are out of the encounter because of injury while Dan Serunkuma will miss the match because he has three yellow cards.Yayo Lutimba, who missed the previous match through suspension returns with Tito Okello who was suspended by the club for in discipline.James Alitho returns to St Mary’s Stadium after leaving the side to join URA FC.Defender Ronald Kigongo and Allan Mugalu are both ruled out of the game because they have injuries.Match Facts:At 50 points, Vipers are six behind KCCA with four matches to go. Failure for the venoms to pick maximum points against a bogey URA side would leave the Kasasiro boys a clearer run to the title.In the previous 27 meetings, Vipers has won 5, drawn 11 and lost 11 times scoring 26 goals conceding 34 in the process.The last encounter at Namboole ended 1-1 courtesy of Dan Serunkuma and Shafic Kagimu’s goals.URA FC is third on the table log with 43 points.Comments last_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Wednesday, October 4. Gladys FLEMING (née McMahon)The death has occurred of Gladys Fleming (née McMahon) (Artane and formerly of Milford, Co. Donegal), 3rd October 2017, peacefully in the tender care of the staff at St. Francis Hospice, Raheny, Gladys, beloved wife of Bert. She will be sadly missed by Bert and her loving children Linda, Beth and David, son-in-law Terry, daughter-in-law Naomi, her 8 grandsons and 4 great-grandchildren, sisters Mary and Noreen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends. Reposing at St. Francis Hospice Mortuary Chapel tomorrow, Wednesday, between 5pm and 7pm. Removal on Thursday morning to Clontarf and Scots Presbyterian Church, Howth Road, Clontarf for 12 noon Funeral Service with burial afterwards in Fingal Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in her memory, if desired, to St. Francis Hospice. Veronica MCCARTHY (née Carr)The death has occurred of Veronica McCarthy (née Carr), (Sutton, Dublin and formerly of Fanad, Donegal) – 3rd. October 2017 (peacefully) at home after a long illness, much loved wife of Peter, mother of Sinéad, Ronán, Correne (deceased), Áine and Deirdre, brothers Patrick, Hugh and Denis, sisters Mary Berchmans (deceased), Anne-Marie, Margaret, Maria and Bridget, son-in-law Diarmuid and Daughter-in-law Julie and grandson Ben, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at the Kirwan Funeral Home, Fairview Strand on Thursday, 5th October, from 6pm until 8pm with family in attendance. Requiem Mass at 10am on Friday, 6th October, in Church of the Resurrection, Bayside. Funeral thereafter to St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to St. Francis Hospice, Raheny.  Daniel DOHERTYThe death has occurred of Daniel Doherty, Claggan, Urris, Clonmany, Donegal.Requiem Mass took place this morning at 11am at St. Michael’s Church, Urris. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more

A whole lotto luck as THREE Donegal players chosen for Winning Streak

first_imgThere’s definitely some good fortune in the hills of Donegal as an incredible THREE people from the county are to appear on Winning Streak this week.Donegal contestants have appeared on six out of eight shows in 2019 so far. And there will be an even bigger local contingent heading to RTE studios this Saturday.No one could believe it when three Donegal people were drawn from the drum in last week’s show. They were: Sarah McCarron from Clonmany, Chris Gillespie from Carrick and Kathleen Coyle from St. Johnston.Presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy were just as surprised!“I think we should do an outside broadcast in Donegal,” Marty suggested after the third name was chosen.“If the next one is Donegal we’d be cheaper to go there. To get them all down on the bus it wouldn’t be fair,” Sinead added. Katarzyna (Katya) Galera from Bundoran and Eamonn McCready from Doochery were the last two Donegal contestants to appear on Winning Streak, taking home a cool €53,000 in prizes on 30th March.A whole lotto luck as THREE Donegal players chosen for Winning Streak was last modified: April 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gameshownational lotteryRTEWinning Streaklast_img read more