• Conte back at Old Trafford and hoping to celebrate again

    first_img Head-to-head Premier League October 2016: Chelsea 4 Man Utd 0 March 2016: Chelsea 1 Man Utd 1 Dec 2015: Man Utd 0 Chelsea 0 April 2015: Chelsea 1 Man Utd 0 October 2014: Man Utd 1 Chelsea 1 January 2014: Chelsea 3 Man Utd 1 Mourinho’s first return to Stamford Bridge since he was fired _ the end of 2015 saw United thrashed 4-0 in October their heaviest league defeat since 2011. The Portuguese received a largely positive reception from fans although many chose to revel in Mourinho’s misfortune as each goal went in, some chanting “you’re not special anymore”. The two teams also met in an FA Cup quarter-final last month, a match Chelsea won 1-0 and notable for Mourinho’s touchline spat with Conte. Mourinho was again the target of chants from some Chelsea fans and responded by raising three fingers to signify the league titles he won with the team. WASTEFUL FINISHING UNHAPPY RETURNS Mourinho was not happy with Manchester United’s inability to convert goalscoring chances in their 1-1 Europa League draw against Anderlecht on Thursday. “If I was a Manchester United defender, I would be very upset with the attacking players,” Mourinho said after his team converted only one of its 16 shots on goal. However, Chelsea have not kept a clean sheet in the Premier League for nine matches. LONDON (AP): Antonio Conte can’t forget his “great goal” at Old Trafford for Juventus in a Champions League semi-final against Manchester United in 1999. “I didn’t score a lot in my career, and I remember very well when I scored. It was a great goal, and then I remember Ryan Giggs equalised in the last minute,” the Chelsea manager said yesterday, ahead of his team facing hosts United in the Premier League tomorrow. “I remember a great atmosphere, a great stadium and a great team. In the second leg, we were winning 2-0 after 20 minutes and then we lost 3-2,” Conte said. United went on to win the Champions League that season. This time round, a win at Old Trafford would give Conte and Chelsea a major step toward the Premier League title. The league leaders would then require 12 points from their remaining six games to be crowned champions in Conte’s first season in charge. It would also hurt United’s chances of finishing in the top four and securing a Champions League place. But Conte is wary, especially as United have gone 21 league games without defeat since their 4-0 mauling by Chelsea in October. “We face a really strong team physically and technically. United want to find a place in the first four of the table, and they have every possibility of doing that,” the Italian said. Jose Mourinho has already had two miserable defeats inflicted on United this season at Stamford Bridge by his former team. “You say it’s emotional, but, for me, it’s a game,” Mourinho said. “It’s one more game. No different for me, not at all.” Chelsea are unbeaten outside the capital this season, having only lost away league games at London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham. The Blues also have the best away record in the top flight with a 36-point haul from 16 games, and have won their last three games on the road. Chelsea have also not lost to United since a 3-2 Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge at the end of October 2012. In 12 meetings since, Chelsea have won seven and drawn five. The last three games at Old Trafford have been draws. Here is a closer look at Sunday’s game: Despite not finding the net in Belgium on Thursday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 17 league goals for United this season, and Conte has been impressed. “Zlatan is in the top form of his career,” Conte said. “He’s a great player; he’s not only a finisher, but he plays for the team. For me, he is one of the best players in the world.” ZLATAN THREAT MANCHESTER UNITED – CHELSEAlast_img read more

  • LNOC Clinic for Wrestlers, Coaches Opens at Sports Commission

    first_imgCoaches, referees and wrestlers from the Liberia Wrestling Federation (LWF), schools, including universities have begun a 6-day intensive training at the open-air Sports Commission on Broad Street, Monrovia.The training is under the sponsorship of Olympic Solidarity, through the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC). The facilitator is the former Nigerian wrestling champion Victor Kodei.The 6-day training is aimed at building the capacity of Liberian coaches, referees and wrestlers, in accordance with the LWF’s ‘Take Wrestling to the Schools.’The Secretary General of LWF, Boakai K. Davis, who is also the chief referee, disclosed that about 20 wrestlers, two coaches and two referees from the federation, as well as two technicians (coach and ref) from nine schools and a University, are also participating.The schools are Tubman High, G. W. Gibson, J.J. Roberts, D. Twe, E.J. Goodridge and Haywood Mission, Matilda Newport, Paynesville Community School, A. Glenn Tubman Junior High School and the University of Liberia (UL).Wrestling expert Kodei is a 14-time Africa champions (undisputed), 5 times champion for Commonwealth and 4 times Olympics champion. He was also a champion in the Free-Style Wrestling.The closing program is scheduled for Saturday, 18 January 2014, at the Sports Commission, beginning 12noon.Representatives from the Ministry of Youth & Sports and the LNOC, including the media are expected to grace the program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Police still probing shooting of Nations’ Director, threats

    first_imgAs the Guyana Police Force continue to probe the shooting of School of the Nations’ Director, Dr Brian O’Toole, they are yet to make any headway into finding the shooter as well as the person behind the social media posts who goes by the alias “Kira”.Crime Chief, Lyndon Alves told Guyana Times that the probe is still ongoing.Initially, the police had questioned four persons – both current and former students – in relation to the January 27 shooting of the school’s principal at his Bel Air Promenade, Greater Georgetown, home and according to Alves, no other person of interest has since been questioned.However, he noted that they are awaiting the return of Dr O’Toole to further interview him about the incident which followed several threats against the school on Facebook made by “Kira” (meaning killer), which is the alias of the main character in “Death Note” – a Japanese manga series that was later adapted into films.Last week, there were reports circulating on social media which suggest that the person behind the alias “Kira” was identified as the son of a prominent lawyer while alleging too that he was part of an eight-member gang which include two sons of Government Ministers.The post further claimed that the suspect was arrested in the US.However, the GPF Crime Chief told this newspaper that he is unaware of such developments.“The police are not investigating anything on social media so we are not aware of those claims,” Alves said. In fact, when asked, he noted that they are still trying to ascertain the identity of the person behind “Kira”.As Police try to trace “Kira”, Dr O’Toole, who is currently in the US receiving treatment after he was shot two times, once in each arm, has recalled something “bizarre” from the night of the shooting.In a statement recently posted on the private institution’s Facebook page, the injured principal recounted that when he was shot, the perpetrator “did a bizarre dance” and when he related this to others, Dr O’Toole said he was referred to the dark video game, Fortnite.“The dance on that evening looked as if it had been rehearsed from the very same video,” the principal stated.Fortnite is a ‘battle royale’ style game in which up to 100 people compete at a single time in online matches to the death.The Director posited that the key issue surely is that in such games, children and youth lose track of reality. As such, he noted parents should check to see if children are part of this dangerous cyber-world.“At school, we can do our best to educate children about the terrible power of this nether-world but only parents can police their children’s phones, computers and other devices. The challenge is for us all but the urgency is very, very clear. We are creating a cyber-world that youth have never had to face in the past. If we learn no other lesson we, at least, need to consider the dangerous world that our children are entering in the name of entertainment,” Dr O’Toole asserted.Bringing the issue closer to home, the injured principal noted that it is sad that one youth or a small group can hold a sizeable percentage of the country at ransom, in fear and apprehension.Since Nations’ incident, there have been threats made to other institutions and as such, the Education Ministry along with the Police Force have beefed up security around the city.Despite this, however, there was a bomb scare at the University of Guyana’s (UG) Turkeyen campus, Greater Georgetown. But a 25-year-old student, Sheneza Jafarally, has since been charged for the bomb threat that forced a shut down at the institution. She was remanded to prison.last_img read more


    first_imgWATER wonderful world.Bundoran’s best kept secret is a secret no longer as the town’s Waterworld centre was given the seal of approval by junior tourism Minister Michael Ring last night.The Minister was in the county’s capital of fun to re-open the multi-million euro makeover of the complex. And he declared: “This is an all-year-round facility for locals and tourists alike. And it’s great to be in Donegal on a sunny day to announce it.”Chairman of Bundoran Waterworld Cllr Michael McMahon paid tribute to the contractors, architects and staff who had worked tirelessly across the winter months to ensure that the complex was ready for the 2013 season.“An enormous amount of work has gone into this project – one of the only construction projects to be undertaken in the area in the past 6 months. We now have one of the top indoor water parks on the island with top class facilities to suit all ages from toddlers to adults – this includes 5 new family fun features,” he said.Minister Ring, accompanied by the chairman of Bundoran Waterworld Cllr Michael McMahon and the chairman of Bundoran Town Council Philip McGlynn, cut the ribbon on the Galleon Ship, one of the five new features that the complex boasts now that renovations have been completed. It joins the gravity speed slide, 3 lane multi slide, aqua children’s slide and toddler pool, which in turn complement the existing wave pool, twister, tornado flume slide, speed rapids and more! Michael RingGeneral Manager of Waterworld Bundoran Anderson Keys was keen to point out other improvements made to the facility including a brand new building management system, a biomass boiler, disability access system, emergency lighting, fire alarm and energy efficient fabrication on the entire shell of the building.He said: “We hope these improvements add to everyone’s enjoyment of Waterworld. The new features widen the age range of guest that we can cater for so we look forward to a busy 2013 season’. He added ‘our annual charity day happens this Saturday 1st June where we donate a percentage of each entrance fee to charity. We’ve raised thousands of euro in the past for various charities and we hope that visitors to Waterworld will continue to support our efforts to give back’.Head of Operations, North West, Martina Kerr Bromley, said “Failte Ireland were delighted to support the tourism development of Waterworld to the value of €236,000.“Waterworld is a hugely important tourism business for Bundoran and the county and it offers a value, quality, excellent family activity. Tourism is a key industry in Bundoran and the town continues to welcome thousands of visitors each year – continued investment in tourism product is essential to attract visitors and drive economic benefit.“We are delighted to have given this investment to Waterworld and that the project has come to fruition and we congratulate Anderson Keys and his team for all their hard work in having the improvements ready and open for 2013 season.” BUNDORAN CELEBRATES WATER WONDERFUL WORLD was last modified: May 29th, 2013 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)last_img read more

  • Entertain our troops overseas

    first_imgLockheed Federal Credit Union is sponsoring “Take a Soldier to the Movies,” which delivers a DVD, drinks, candy and popcorn to troops overseas. Send donations of money or DVDs to Take a Soldier to the Movies, c/o Lockheed Federal Credit Union, 2340 Hollywood Way, Burbank, or drop them off at a Lockheed Credit Union branch. The deadline is April 15. Make checks payable to Take a Soldier to the Movies. For more information call (800) 328-LFCU or log onto HomeAid Los Angeles/Ventura named Casa Pacifica its Care Provider of the Year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Camarillo-based Casa Pacifica is a crisis care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. HomeAid is a national nonprofit organization that builds and renovates shelters for the homeless. Along with the Jewish Home for the Aging and Tender Life, Casa Pacifica was nominated for the honor because of its dedication to helping children. Actor Bernard Bragg recently announced that he plans to bequeath a portion of his estate, now valued at roughly $200,000, to the Department of Deaf Studies at California State University, Northridge. The money will be used to create the Bernard Bragg Deaf Theater, Signed Arts and Deaf Cinema Endowment. Bragg, 77, is internationally recognized as a leader in the deaf entertainment community and has co-starred in TV shows and movies including “And Your Name is Jonah” in 1979 with James Woods and Sally Struthers. He has also taught American Sign Language/deaf theater courses at CSUN and has directed numerous plays at the university. The American Red Cross of Ventura County honored seven women at its annual Clara Barton Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. The awards celebrate the achievements of women in philanthropy, community service, public safety and emergency preparedness. Author and literary advocate Dallas Nicole Woodburn, 18, was named the Young Woman of the Year. Rep. Lois Capps was named Public Servant of the Year for promoting CPR access and education and terrorism preparedness. For her efforts to ensure environmental safety for Marines and prisoners of war in Iraq, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Maryjane Guest was named Military Member of the Year. For her leadership in health-related organizations Maricela Morales, mayor pro tem of Port Hueneme, earned the group’s Diversity Ambassador of the Year award and Ashley Baker Wilhite, the only female volunteer in the Santa Paula Fire Department, earned Emergency Responder of the Year. Mary Leavens Schwabauer, chairwoman of the Ventura County Community Foundation and founder of the Women’s Legacy Fund, earned Humanitarian of the Year, and Laura Hall earned Life Saver of the Year for her leadership on two 911 emergency calls. Submit Community Column items via e-mail to; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. 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


    first_imgLetterkenny, County Donegal – Charity SNAP has announced that it will be hosting a public event at Ballymacool Park, Letterkenny on Tuesday, December 9th at 3.30pm to mark the installation of new ‘Universal Play’ Equipment.Local members of the media and community have been invited to attend. SNAP has directly funded the equipment through local fundraising and cooperation with local bodies.Prior to this installation at Ballymacool Park the nearest Universal Play equipment available was in County Cavan. Universal play equipment enables children with a disability to play alongside their friends and siblings.The new equipment installed at Ballymacool includes the following 1) an Ability Roundabout, 2) a Wheelchair accessible See-Saw and 3) A Bicycle Pedal Roundabout.These items have been installed at a cost of over €30,000 which has been fundraised by SNAP in Co. Donegal. A sign is to be placed within the park recognising the generosity and hard work of all who contributed towards this fantastic outcome.About SNAPSNAP (Special Needs Accessible Playpark) is a small organisation fundraising for universal play equipment for local town parks. SNAP’s objective is to create areas of universal play and further plans are underway to reach this goal. Every child has the right to play and SNAP are working toward making that happen for all children. LETTERKENNY CHARITY SNAP ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF UNIVERSAL PLAY PARK TO BE OPENED AT BALLYMACOOL was last modified: December 4th, 2014 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:ballymacoolcharityFeaturesnewsNoticeSNAPUniversal Playgroundlast_img read more

  • Gorman helps Stevenage to shock cup win over Ipswich

    first_imgFOOTBALL: Former Letterkenny Rovers youth star Dale Gorman has helped his club Stevenage pull off a massive cup shock away to Ipswich Town at Portman Road. Gorman played the full 90 minutes, and by all accounts produced a superb performance in the middle of the park for the League Two side.A strike from Ben Kennedy on 53 minutes settled the contest and ensured one of the cup shocks of the night. Gorman will be hoping he can retain his place in the starting XI when Stevenage return to league action on Saturday away to Notts County.Former Finn Harps and Derry City midfielder Stephen McLaughlin was on the mark for Southend again tonight after scoring at the weekend.However, it was in vain, as Gillingham ran out 3-1 winners – Southend will be disappointed, but it’s been a great start to the season for the Clonmany man.  Gorman helps Stevenage to shock cup win over Ipswich was last modified: August 9th, 2016 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:Dale GormannewsSouthend UnitedSportStephen McLaughlinStevenagelast_img read more

  • Women’s Basketball Races Past Valpo, 89-40, In MVC Tournament Quarterfinals

    first_imgStory Links Drake’s 89 points came in part from four Bulldogs in double-figures with Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) and Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) each scoring 19 points off the bench while the newly minted Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) chipped in 18 points. Eleven of Hittner’s points came on an 11-of-11 showing on the free-throw line on an afternoon when the Bulldogs converted on 81.3 percent (26 makes) of their 32 free-throw attempts. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster A 19-0 run in the first quarter allowed the Bulldogs to take a commanding lead and cruise to the 49-point victory, their largest of the season.  Two minutes into the first quarter, a Dani Franklin three-pointer put Valparaiso (13-18) within a point at 4-3, but the Crusaders missed their next 12 shots and were held scoreless for nearly eight minutes as the Bulldogs scored 19-straight points with six different players scoring during that span to help Drake take a 23-6 lead in the first 10 minutes of the contest. Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) had 11 rebounds to help the Bulldogs build up a 21-rebound advantage with a staggering 20 offensive rebounds. Jonas and Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) accounted for nine of those offensive boards. Rose nearly recorded a double-double with 15 points and eight rebounds. Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) just missed double figures with nine points. vs. Southern Illinois 3/10/2018 – 1:30 PM Box Score (PDF) MOLINE, Ill. – The top-seeded Drake University women’s basketball team easily defeated Valparaiso, 89-40, in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Friday afternoon at the TaxSlayer Center. Photo Gallery The Bulldogs advance to face the winner of the Indiana State and Southern Illinois game in the semifinals of the tournament Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the TaxSlayer Center.Print Friendly Version Preview Drake (24-7) held the Crusaders to 22.6 percent shooting with just eight made field goals in the first three quarters to prevent the Crusaders from ever challenging Drake’s stranglehold on the game. Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live The Bulldogs did not relent with the big lead, taking a 46-18 lead into halftime as Valpo closed the first half shooting 5-of-32. Drake held Valpo to just six points in the third quarter and ended the period on a 10-0 run to take an insurmountable 70-24 lead into the fourth quarter. The Crusaders shot 42.9 percent in the final period after the contest had already been more than decided to account for the final 49-point margin. Box Score (HTML) last_img read more


    first_imgMajella O’Donnell jived her way further into the hearts of the Irish public with a fun filled, high-spirited performance on RTE’s The Late Late Show last night. She even managed to make hubby Daniel O’Donnell blush with a cheeky slip up about bedtime dance practice related shenanigans! A number of high profile Irish Celebrities took part in the dance competition to help raise money for a number of worthy charities. Majella’s chosen charity was Arc Cancer Support Services, which is a wonderful Irish voluntary organisation that supports men and women affected by cancer. If you’d like to find out more about this important charity or how you can help then just check out their website for more details http://www.arccancersupport.ieTo watch Majella’s rocking performance in full just click on the link below. MAJELLA ROCK AND ROLLS FOR CANCER CHARITY was last modified: May 30th, 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:daniel o’donnelldonegalEntertainmentnewslast_img read more

  • Facebook in the Factory: Manufacturers Want Social Software, Too

    first_imgFactories may not be the first place you’d expect to see demand for social technologies. But social networks are changing how manufacturers view their operations.In a recent survey of 268 manufacturers, 63% of respondents said that enterprise resources planning (ERP) software will provide its highest value when integrated with social computing technologies. Users want ERP software to perform the functions of collaborative technologies and social networks.But why do manufacturers want social technologies in the enterprise?According to Manufacturing BusinessTechnology, a trade publication, they want to develop ways to share the knowledge of senior engineers and professionals. Among manufacturers with more than $1 billion in revenue, 72% said they wanted this capability. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Manufacturers are most interested in using data from social networks to capture leads, research competitors and perform business intelligence functions, such as product training. They are also interested in receiving contextual information from similar users at other companies, and troubleshooting.Manufacturers are turning out to be the surprise adopters of Enterprise 2.0 technology. In a recent survey done by the 2.0 Adoption Council, manufacturers were some of the most eager adopters of social technologies. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts center_img Tags:#enterprise#NYT#Trends alex williams The survey of manufacturing managers was done on behalf of IFS North America, one of the largest software providers to manufacturing markets. IFS is developing its open-source applications to fit the changing manufacturing landscape. For example, it is migrating away from static documentation technologies in favor of more collaborative applications such as wikis. Many manufacturing companies face an aging workforce. A new breed of socially oriented technologies will be considered part of doing business for a younger generation.It’s evident that real-time technologies, social networks and cloud-based services are having real impacts across our economy. In 2010, we expect to see clear examples of how these new messaging and communications services affect supply chains across multiple industries. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more