Ulster battle to win over Wasps

first_imgThe home side came into Friday’s clash having learned that flanker Marcell Coetzee will be out for another nine months after returning to South Africa to have further surgery on a serious knee injury.Wasps are injury-ravaged themselves with director of rugby Dai Young complaining of having to open their European campaign just five days after defeat to Saracens in the Premiership, while Ulster enjoyed an extra 48 hours’ rest following their Pro14 win over Connacht last weekend.And Young’s mood will hardly have been improved by seeing hooker Tom Cruse (thumb) and centre Brendan Macken (head) depart the action inside 20 minutes.Wasps did lead 6-3 at the break thanks to the boot of Jimmy Gopperth, who added a further three points early in the second period, before Ulster finally found their feet in slippery conditions.Christian Lealiifano went agonisingly close to the opening try as he came up just short, but Ulster did not have to wait long as wonderful work from Charles Piutau in the 55th minute sucked in Christian Wade and Willie le Roux, allowing Jacob Stockdale to score in the left corner.That same pair combined again two minutes later, Piutau breaking to feed Stockdale, who threw over his head and back inside for Stuart McCloskey to go over.John Cooney missed both conversions but it mattered not as Lealiifano slotted two penalties in the final 10 minutes – the second after Josh Bassett was sin-binned for a high shot – as Ulster ensured Wasps left a sodden Belfast without so much as a losing bonus point.FULL TIME: Tries from Jacob Stockdale & Stuart McCloskey help @UlsterRugby to turnaround their half-time deficit at the Kingspan Stadium pic.twitter.com/26gndTsXzG— Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) October 13, 2017 Photo by Getty Images. Caption: Christian Lealiifano in action for Ulster v Waspslast_img read more

Solskjaer responds to Van Persie: “You inherited my number, that’s all”

first_imgThe disastrous United season has caused an open confrontation between two club legends. The current coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has responded to the harsh criticism made by Robin van Persie, striker of the ‘red devils’, after the defeat of the team against Arsenal.Van Persie affected Solskjaer his behavior in the post-meeting interview, in which the coach appeared smiling. “I would like to see him a little more nervous, a little more cruel sometimes. He is smiling after such a game. This is not the time to smile,” said the exacting Dutchman. Premier League* Data updated as of January 4, 2020 Words that have not sat well with the hero of the United Champions in the Cmap Nou: “I do not know Robin and he does not know me. He probably has no right to criticize my management style and I will not change. That is definitive. He inherited my shirt number 20 and that is probably all that will take me away because I am not in medieval times, “said the technician at a press conference.last_img read more

GCCI urges members to pay taxes

first_img– businesses owe City Council over BThe Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is urging its membership and the general business community to honour their municipal responsibilities by paying their outstanding dues to the Mayor and City Council (M&CC).The M&CC is reportedly owed an alarming amount of $16,297,310,598 at present, by business owners who have failed to pay their dues.The statement highlighted that the rates and taxes account for a prevalent percentage of the total revenue for the M&CC as they are utilised to assist in the provision of significant services and the rehabilitation of Georgetown.The GCCI said it was using its voice as one of the leading business support organisations in Guyana to urge members of the business community to be tax compliant, while encouraging the M&CC to take lawful action where necessary in this regard.This release comes after it was confirmed by Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green in June that City Hall was low on funds.Chase Green had told Guyana Times that for the M&CC to be able to run the city efficiently and cater for all the modern developments, it would require approximately $3 billion annually. Since many persons do not pay their taxes on time and the M&CC does not collect enough funds, deficits are encountered annually, she noted.It was revealed by the M&CC that its finances were exhausted on sanitising areas in and outside of the city and rehabilitating focal buildings in Georgetown.last_img read more

Student Group Hails LFA President

first_imgThe Coalition of Youth and Students for Better Liberia (CYSBL) has lauded the President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Musa Hassan Bility for the level of commitment and passion shown to the national team, the Lone Star.The group, through its spokesperson Ishmael Koffeh said since the ascendency of Mr. Bility as president, he has proven beyond all reasonable doubt that he is a true leader and a beacon of hope for Liberian football through his many undertakings.Mr. Koffeh said Bility’s administration has changed the public’s negative perception on Liberian football as well as the national team to a very formidable and an admirable team to watch by all Liberians.“Bility has not failed to lift up the daunting task given him by the LFA and has been able to competently represent the interest of the LFA, provided oversight, and proffered views that are geared towards the national renewal and development,” said Koffeh at a press conference, held in Monrovia.He also recounted the financial contribution made by Mr. Bility to less fortunate students in the country.The group’s leader told Mr. Bility’s critics that cautious minded Liberians are proud of and they are happy to light a candle than to curse darkness, to prevent and destroy poverty in building a new Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Last Well’ to Unveil Delivery of Safe Drinking Water for All by 2020

first_imgThe Last Well, the American non-governmental Christian organization from Rockwall, Texas, in the United States that is determined to provide safe drinking water throughout Liberia by the year 2020 will hold its first national partner conference tomorrow, August 2, at Kendeja Hotel.The gathering will be the largest partner conference yet, with key leaders of Last Well’s NGO and evangelism affiliates as well as dignitaries from across Liberia, including representatives from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s office.“We will share our strategic plan to bring the Gospel and clean water to all of Liberia by December 2020, and celebrate the more than one million Liberians who have already been reached,” a release, signed by Rev. Dr. Todd Phillips, founder and president of The Last Well, said.He said details of The Last Well’s ongoing partnership with the Ministry of Public Works and a shared strategy to reach all of Liberia by the year 2020 and gather relevant data from the field to assist the Ministry of Public Works in its effort to maintain the water delivery initiative will be done well after the year 2020.Participants are expected to bring to the table their expertise as partners to share what God will do over the next 53 months to make Liberia the first developing nation in history to have universal access to clean water and make Liberia the nation most saturated with the Gospel in our time, the release said.Dr. Phillips is passionate about eradicating waterborne illness in Liberia and sharing the Gospel with every village that is transformed through the provision of clean drinking water by the year 2020, according to the release.After a radical conversion experience at age 24, Todd devoted the next 20 years to reaching primarily young adults around the world with the life-transforming message of Jesus Christ as an evangelist and pastor. He recently served as Teaching Pastor at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas, before taking on his current fulltime role with The Last Well in March 2013, according information on www.thelastwell.orgHis vision for The Last Well came while he was the Senior Pastor of Frontline Church in Washington D.C. Many of the young adults who regularly attended one of ten Frontline Campuses around D.C. saw the movie, “Amazing Grace.” God used the movie, chronicling the life of William Wilberforce, a Christ follower credited with ending the slave trade in the U.K., to create an otherworldly passion in the hearts and minds of the 4,000 young adults who were part of the church. They came to Todd Phillips asking, “Why can’t we see God end something in our generation like he did when he ended the slave trade through William Wilberforce?” From that question, The Last Well was born, the release narrated. Meanwhile, Grand Kru County and recently Grand Cape Mount County have benefited from safe drinking water wells constructed in towns and villages ensuring that typhoid, dysentery and malaria that had wreaked havoc over the years are things of the past, the release indicated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brothers charged for assaulting Police Officer

first_imgEighteen-year-old Fernando Marcelo Razak of Lot 20 Punt Trench, Albouystown, Georgetown, on Friday found himself before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with charges of resisting arrest, disorderly behaviour and assault.The first charge alleged that on October 8, 2018, at Punt Trench, Albouystown, he resisted Lance Corporal Nikelson’s attempt to arrest him while the rank was performing his duties.Another charge read that on October 8, 2018, at the Ruimveldt Police Station, he behaved in a disorderly manner. In addition, Razak was accused of unlawfully assaulting Lance Corporal Nikelson.Razak pleaded not guilty to the charges after it was read to him.Attorney Latchmie Rahamat who represented Razak, in an application for bail told the court that her client was physically attacked by Lance Corporal Nikelson. After seeing this, the defendant’s brother tried to rescue him.The Police prosecutor made no objections to bail and Magistrate McLennan granted same in the sum of $7000, before adjourning the case to October 17.Meanwhile, the defendant’s brother, 19-year-old Ronaldo Razak, was also charged with assault, threatening behaviour and obstruction to performing duties.The charges against Ronaldo Razak read that on October 8, 2018, at Punt Trench, Albouystown, he unlawfully assaulted Lance Corporal Nikelson; that on the said date and location, he made use of threatening behaviour towards Lance Corporal Nikelson, along with obstructing him from performing his duties.He also denied all the allegations made out against him. Razak was also represented by Attorney Latchmie Rahamat, who in an application for bail told the court that he was trying to rescue his younger brother from being beaten by the Police rank.The Police prosecutor made no objections to bail and Magistrate McLennan granted the older Razak bail in the sum of $7000, also adjourning his case until October 17.last_img read more

Chelsea manager grateful for Chelsea support and proud of his players

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho described his side’s Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev as “a big relief”.The pressure has been mounting on the Portuguese boss after a string of poor results and off-field events have derailed Chelsea’s start to the season.The Stamford Bridge crowd made their feelings known during the fixture, chanting their manager’s name and he showed his gratitude by acknowledging their gesture, before commenting on BT Sport 2 after the game:“What they did for me is not normal, or they don’t read papers or they don’t listen to television and pundits and commentators. “Or they have a big heart or they recognise that I am a good professional, I give everything to the club, I brought great moments for the club.“I don’t know how to thank them. The only thing I can say is that until my last day in this club – four years, 10 years, 15 years, it doesn’t matter – until my last day I will give everything for them.”With the Blues 15th in the Premier League, the 2-1 result over Kiev was a much-needed victory for Mourinho.His players could have crumbled under the pressure after the Ukrainian champions grew into the contest and drew level.But they held firm before Willian’s sublime free-kick won the contest and Mourinho, who thought his players were full value for the victory, said:“A big relief.“I think the players deserve, working so much and getting the compensation for that hard work.”The 52-year-old praised the contribution of the Brazilian playmaker after he scored another free-kick to hand his side all three points to put them second in Group G.Willian has been one of the bright sparks in a dull Chelsea campaign and Mourinho commented: “He’s playing very well, not just today – for a long time.“I think everyone did their job very well. It’s difficult for me to forget some fantastic individual performances but I think it’s fair to look to Willian with different eyes because of his work-rate and his quality on the ball, and obviously participation in the first goal and a phenomenal second goal.” The Portuguese manager was thankful after the home fans voiced their support, while admitting the win was ‘a big relief’. 1last_img read more

Harry Kane hails team-mates after a ‘great night for English football’

first_img1 England and Tottenham star Harry Kane Tottenham striker Harry Kane has revealed he was proud to be part of a “great night for English football” as they came from behind to beat Germany 3-2 in Berlin.Trailing to goals from Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez, England rallied manfully in the second-half through Kane’s fine goal and an exceptional Jamie Vardy flick.Eric Dier’s stoppage-time header wrapped up a 3-2 victory that left his Tottenham team-mate reflecting on a match to remember.“It was a great night for English football,” said Kane.“To be 2-0 down, which probably wasn’t deserved as we were playing well, and then turn it around and win 3-2 was special.“I thought the team were excellent tonight and we fully deserved the win and that can give us great confidence going forward.“Goals change games and my goal came at the right time and really gave us a boost for the final 20 minutes or so. It was important but the lads never gave in.“We kept going and kept going and got the three goals which ain’t easy in Germany.”While Dier’s header was the match-winning moment and Vardy’s goal was majestic, Kane’s strike was the game-changing moment.The in-form Spurs striker fired across Manuel Neuer to start the comeback following a lovely Cruyff turn, just days after the Dutch great passed away.“It was sad news in the week with the death of Johan Cruyff so it was nice to do a Cruyff turn and finish it off,” he said.“It was great feeling and one I won’t forget.”last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has called on the Minister for Health James Reilly to immediately address the staffing crisis at community hospitals in Donegal.Raising the matter with Minister Reilly in the Seanad, Senator Ó Domhnaill said patients are being put at risk as a result of severe cutbacks at community health service levels.The Donegal Senator raised particular concerns about St Joseph’s Community Hospital in Stranorlor. “St Joseph’s is under increasing pressure to maintain its level of respite care and long-term patient care in the face of high levels of admissions and serious resource shortages,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill.“There were over 700 admissions last year, approximately 80% of which were for respite care. HIQA has said that given the high level of admissions and discharges, the hospital needs additional staffing to meet the demands of the long-term stay patients in the hospital.“It is clear that key frontline posts in St Josephs and other community hospitals in Donegal need to be filled immediately. But the ban on recruitment in the public sector is preventing this from happening. In the case of St Josephs, there are other issues regarding the structure of the building that must be addressed, but the most urgent matter affecting patients is staff shortages.”He added this is an issue that affects community hospitals right across the North West. These facilities have suffered severe cut backs as a result of Minister Reilly’s attack on community health services in this region, he said.“There are gaping holes in frontline health service staffing levels and that is no doubt that patient care is at risk as a result.“The Minister’s response to my questions was woefully inadequate and will do nothing to ease the concerns of patients and their families. I am appealing to the Fine Gael and Labour representatives here in Donegal to look at what is happening to their local health services and ensure that their colleague Minister James Reilly address the very serious problems that exist for patients in Donegal.”O DOMHNAILL SAYS HEALTH MINISTER MUST LIFT BAN ON HOSPITAL STAFF was last modified: July 11th, 2013 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:BRIAN O’DOMHNAILLCOMMUNITY HOSPITALShealthlast_img read more


first_imgHistory makers: Coláiste Ailigh boys celebrate: Picture By Keith Ó ComháinCOLÁISTE Ailigh’s senior boys gaelic footballers have made history today – lifting the school’s first senior B Championship.They defeated Gairmscoil Chú Uladh of Béal an Átha Móir at O’Donnell Park today in a thrilling game 1-12 to 0-09 with Padraig Ó Riain hitting the goal.It’s an incredible achievement for the Letterkenny school led by Captain Maitís Mac Ceallabhuí. Both teams go on to play Ulster Post-Primary Schools in the Ulster Championship Ward Cup.Coláiste Ailigh now go on to play the winners in Cavan /Monaghan in the Semi-Final of the Ulster Ward CupAn Gairmscoil Chú Uladh go on to play the runners up in Tyrone/Armagh in a quarter-final play-off in the Ulster Ward Cup.Picture: Keith Ó Comháin  THE HISTORY BOYS AS COLÁISTE AILIGH WIN FIRST EVER SENIOR COUNTY FOOTBALL TITLE was last modified: January 23rd, 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:Béal an Átha MóirColaiste Ailighcounty championsGaelic FootballGairmscoil Chú Uladhlast_img read more