Boys’ Town determined to stay in RSPL

Posted On Jan 20 2020 by

first_imgCoach of Boys’ Town Andrew Price says that his team is highly motivated to stay in the Red Stripe despite their last place.The Red Brigades showed resilience as they edged Maverley-Hughenden 1-0 in a relegation battle at the Barbican Complex yesterday. Boys’ Town scored courtesy of top striker Shamar Nicholson in the 90th minute.The Boys’ Town team ended with ten players as central defender Wayne Ellis was issued a second yellow card and ejected by FIFA referee Valdin Legister in the 66th minute.The winners dominated play, for the most part, but were let down by faulty shooting. Maverley-Hughenden’s custodian, Jovell Plunkett, made some spectacular saves, but could not stop the header by an unmarked Nicholson.GRATEFUL FOR VICTORY”The team showed a lot of resilience. We got many chances and could have won by a wider margin. However, I am grateful for this victory. The Maverley team didn’t want to win,” Price told The Gleaner.”Shamar (Nicholson) rose for the first time in the match and scored. We made some tactical adjustment after going down to ten players in the second half. We have to keep the momentum because a team like Boys’ Town deserves to stay in the league. We will fight to the end,” Price concluded.Nicholson, who pushed his tally for the season to 12 goals, just two behind Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson of Tivoli Gardens, was naturally elated for scoring the all-important goal.”It is a great feeling to score the goal that gave us three points. When you look at the table you see that we needed to win the game,” the national senior team striker said.”The coach was telling me to jump and I did that and scored, so I am very happy,” he added.Maverley’s coach Anthony Patrick was very upset that his team lost the game.The win pushed Boys’ Town to 26 points, the same as Jamalco, who went down 1-0 to Reno. However, Boys’ Town remains in the cellar position as Jamalco has a better goal difference.Maverley-Hughenden are in tenth position on 28 points.Yesterday’s gamesBoys’ Town 1 Maverley-Hughenden 0Reno 1 Jamalco 0Harbour View 1 Montego Bay United 0Today’s games• 5:30 p.m. – Tivoli Gardens vs Waterhouse at the National Stadium• 8 p.m. – Arnett Gardens vs UWI FC at the National Stadiumlast_img read more

LIB Life Top Five Songs of the Week

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgWe are presenting you with a countdown of the five popular songs in the nation right now. For this week, we have two new hot entries on the chart that debuted in fifth and four places respectively.Top five songs of the week ending Aug 31.1. Grace by Soul Fresh ft. Quincy B2. Crazy by Quincy B3. Bartender by F.A4. Yamayama Things by Waste Dem5. Pretty Mama by Teddy RideFor this week in fifth place, we have Teddy Ride with “Pretty Mama”. The meteoric raise of this song in the local musical industry has amazed many big DJs, among them notable Liberian DJ As a Boy, who has described the song as “a bomb about to explode.”In fourth place slot we have “Yamayama Things”. Released four months ago, the single has done much to hit the airwaves. The Bushrod Island native, Waste Dem, might be one of this year’s breakout artists if the song continues to hit the public. To know the driving force behind this song’s rise on the charts, one should ask the question, “What are Yamayama things?” Listen to the song. F.A is still remaining in third place with “Bartender”, which is gradually losing steam. However, he just released in a second video from the same album, Mr. F.A, called “Thank You”. In the video, F.A is seen in a church and on top of Ducor Hotel.“In life we all go through our ups and downs but, at the end of the day, we must look up and simply say “Thank You,” F.A said.Quincy B jumps two steps from fourth place on the chart last weekend to reach second place with “Crazy”. This single has been popular among the public because of its danceable tune.A few days ago the Afro pop artist released yet another feature hit single called “You’ll Stay Long Inside.” The phrase has been a popular Liberian colloquialism that leaves gossipers and naysayers to their own devices when there is nothing left to say about a particular issue. “If you come tell me that my girlfriend is rotten… you pah, you will stay long inside – da your business,” the song goes.Up at number one, Soul Fresh, the hottest rap duo in the country, reigns for a third straight week with “Grace”, featuring Quincy B. The home of JB, rap group’s head, was recently burgled. It is estimated that the thief might have walked away with clothing and other materials during the artists’ endorsement deal with XL energy drink gig promotion. LIB Life top five songs chart will be back next week, and hope we might get something new.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Las Vegas gambles it can land a team

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgWhat Las Vegas really wants, though, is something more permanent – a team of its own. So far, the city has struck out trying to land one from the four major sports. Las Vegas may have the biggest hotels in the world, including a $7 billion resort complex under construction that other cities could never match. But it still looks with envy at more sedate places like Indianapolis that have teams – and titles. He’s been rebuffed for moral and financial reasons, but the fast-growing city now has a relatively affluent population of 2 million and might eventually prove so attractive it can’t be ignored. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I think Las Vegas is the next great world city, and a component part of that has to be a major league team, be it NBA, NHL, baseball or football,” Mayor Oscar Goodman said. “That’s what makes great American cities.” A big part of the problem for Las Vegas is other American cities weren’t built on gambling. Leagues already wary of betting scandals are even more wary of committing a team to play in a place where betting is not only tolerated but encouraged. “It’s not about a moral crusade about gambling,” NBA commissioner David Stern said when announcing the All-Star game would be in Las Vegas. “It’s just about betting on basketball games.” To land the All-Star game, casino sports books agreed not to accept bets on it, a concession easily made since it’s an exhibition that hardly anyone bets on anyway. The casinos, though, made it clear they won’t do the same for an entire season. Goodman has made it his mission in recent years to lure some sort of team to town, even going so far as to show up at baseball’s winter meetings a few years ago with showgirls and an Elvis impersonator in tow. center_img LAS VEGAS – Nobody does a party like this gambling town, a big reason why the NBA picked it for an All-Star celebration that threatens to add a new definition to the word excess. There are so many A-list happenings on the glittering Las Vegas Strip that Sunday’s game almost seems an afterthought. It’s the first time the NBA has held the annual exhibition in a city that doesn’t have a team. There’s already talk about a return All-Star appearance in a few years. last_img read more

Hillsborough disaster police chief pleads not guilty

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_imgHe faces 95 counts of gross negligence manslaughter following the fatal crush in the Leppings Lane end allocated to Liverpool fans.The former chief superintendent appeared via videolink at Preston Crown Court on Monday, confirming his name and entering his plea.England’s state prosecutor, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), had applied to lift a historical stay — an order preventing him being tried — on Duckenfield, which was put in place in 2000.Former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, 68, also pleaded not guilty to one charge involving the stadium safety certificate and one health and safety charge.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent David Duckenfield was the match-day commander on the day of the Hillsborough disaster © AFP / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 10 – The police commander at the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster pleaded not guilty on Monday on the first day of his manslaughter trial over the death of 95 Liverpool supporters.David Duckenfield, 74, was the match-day commander at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground.last_img read more

Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher: Joey Barton convinced me to make Marseille loan move

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_img1 Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher Steven Fletcher has revealed he confided in Joey Barton and Yann M’Vila before making his surprise switch from Sunderland to Marseille.The Scottish forward joined the French side on loan on deadline day and made his debut against Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend.Barton spent a year on loan at Marseille, while M’Vila has vast experience of playing in Ligue 1 and Fletcher says their advice helped him make up his mind to leave for France.“When I was contacted by Marseille, Yann M’Vila and another French colleague told me to certainly go, not to hesitate, to enjoy it,” said Fletcher.“They know the club well and have helped me in terms of integrating myself. I had the chance to receive a text from Joey Barton and he advised me to profit from all the minutes that I will get to play at Marseille.”last_img read more

Truck rams Glendale minimart, cash register taken

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Security cameras captured the truck smashing into the store just after 5 a.m. Wednesday at the station at San Fernando Road and Highland Avenue. The driver, wearing a black ski mask, got out and pointed his thumb and index finger at the clerk behind the counter, who grabbed a phone by the cord and swung the receiver at the robber. Despite a struggle that nearly knocked off his mask, the robber grabbed the register before putting it in the truck and driving off. “The clerk was in great danger. If the clerk happened to be behind the door where the truck backed into – the glass doors – he could have been seriously injured,” Balian said. The robber, described as 25-35 years old, was driving a black Dodge Dakota with an extra-size cab, police said. The truck’s tailgate was down, so the license plate was not visible. GLENDALE – Most robbers have a standard MO – walk into a business, point a weapon at a clerk, get the money, leave. Not the masked bandit who pulled off the heist at an Arco gas station this week. He backed his heavy-duty pickup truck through the front doors of the minimart, then made off with the cash register. The whole thing was caught on surveillance video, and police are trying to track down the brazen driver. “This seems like a desperate act,” said Glendale police Officer John Balian. “It doesn’t happen everyday.” Anyone with information is asked to call Glendale Crime Stoppers at (818) 507-STOP. Staff Writer Susan Abram contributed to this story. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 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


Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgDonegal GAA star Eamon McGee has told Junior Cert students unhappy at their results they received today not to worry! McGee said that those unsatisfied with their performance in the state examination should take solace from Manchester United and Real Madrid!McGee said the two biggest clubs in the world couldn’t even sign transfer papers properly and botched the proposed transfer of David De Gea. McGee tweeted the following message on his social media timeline,McGee tweeted, “Man U and Real, 2 of the top teams in the world couldn’t sign transfer papers properly weeks ago so any junior certers out there don’t worry!!The hilarious tweet has been retweeted by dozens of followers of McGee on Twitter.Donegal fans will be hoping the influential defender will return for Rory Gallagher’s side for next season’s Ulster and All-Ireland campaigns. DONEGAL STAR TELLS JUNIOR CERT STUDENTS TO KEEP IT ‘REAL’ was last modified: September 9th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more


Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgIT’S set to hit Donegal overnight – and the worst of it should be over by late morning.But this is a satellite image of the first big storm of autumn off the Donegal coast on Saturday night.Heavy rain is expected overnight, accompanied by winds of up to 100km/hr. Both Met Eireann and the UK Met Office have issued weather warnings, especially for coastal areas.With trees still in full bloom, the winds are strong enough to bring some of them down.Be careful out there….  WOW! STUNNING SATELLITE PICTURE OF STORM HEADING FOR DONEGAL was last modified: September 14th, 2013 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:donegalhigh windsrainweather warninglast_img read more


Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgThe old Ritz Cinema in Ballybofey is under threat.Plans to flatten one of Donegal’s most iconic buildings has met with much anger from the local community.The local Butt Hall Committee (BHC), which owns the art deco Ritz Cinema in Ballybofey, has just lodged an application with Donegal County Council which was published this week.The BHC says it intends to apply for planning permission to flatten the building and shed at the rear as well as the removal of all material to clear the site.For decades the old Ritz Cinema has been a landmark building in the Twin Towns and is understood to have been build around 1945 which would make it 70 years old this year. The proposal has sparked outrage locally and fears that not only would an important piece of local history be removed forever but that any work done to it could be an eyesore and have health and safety ramifications.Fears have also been expressed that because the roof of the building is understood to contain asbestos, it could cost upwards of €40,000 to remove this before it was demolished could take place and local residents and businesses say this would be unacceptable.The building itself has been the focus on much debate on the ‘People, Places and Memories of the Twin Towns’ Facebook page. This community platform, which has a membership of almost one thousand people, has campaigned for something to be done about the structure for a long time.Indeed over the years this building has been the subject of much debate. It was once proposed by the now defunct Twin Towns Community Platform that it be used as a facility to accommodate local community groups but this idea was rejected by the BHC.It also some used by the Ballybofey-Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce as a tourist office for a number of years. Located opposite McElhinney’s Department Store and the town’s main car park, this landmark property was the home of the old Balor Theatre between 1982 the new €6.2 million Balor Arts Centre opened in 2008.The building was put on the market previous and offered a major re-development opportunity in the heart of town. It was described as ‘totally freestanding with pedestrian and vehicle access all around it’.The then promoters added: ‘This is an opportunity to own a piece of town history and offers purchasers the option to renovate the existing building or re-develop the site’.The building itself has approximately 45 ft of street frontage and occupies a site measuring approximately 0.25 acres. Back at that stage it was described as having ‘full planning permission’ to build a mixed use three storey building on the site.The controversial planning application can be inspected or purchased at council headquarters in Lifford. A submission or observation in relation to the application can be made in writing to the council on payment of a €20 fee within five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the council of the application.These submissions or observations will be considered by the planners in making any decision on the application. However, the council may grant permission subject to or without conditions. They also have the power to refuse to grant the permission.It is understood that local politicians will be asked to raise the issue at county council level at the first opportunity with a view to examioning the possibility of the local authority playing a role in preserving this structure.ANGER AT PLANS TO DEMOLISH ONE OF DONEGAL’S MOST ICONIC BUILDINGS was last modified: October 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BalybofeydemolishdonegalRitz Cinemalast_img read more

Donegal water schemes at risk as public urged to conserve water

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgIrish Water is urging the public to conserve water while the prolonged dry spell continues. Demand for water right across Donegal continues to increase and some areas have been identified as at-risk of shortages. The state of water supplies in Ireland has been described as ‘critical’ this week as reservoir levels drop.Irish Water and Donegal County Council are monitoring all supplies across the county on a daily basis and the two at-risk schemes that have been identified are the Lough Mourne and Milford public water supplies. Customers on these supplies are urged to conserve water wherever possible, such as taking short showers rather than baths, not using a hose to water the garden or wash cars and keeping paddling pools very shallow. In many of Irish Water’s schemes around the country, supply and demand were already under pressure and the spell of warm weather has exacerbated this situation. Demand for water is increasing while levels in rivers and lakes are dropping significantly which means that is there is less water available to treat and supply to homes and businesses.Already some areas in Athlone, Kilkenny, Longford and north Dublin have experienced outages and restrictions and areas in Donegal, Galway, Limerick and Mullingar have been identified as being at risk. Irish Water’s Drought Management Team is meeting daily and is monitoring water supplies and demand around the country.Commenting on the situation, Irish Water’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Kate Gannon said:“We are very grateful to the public for all efforts to conserve water. As we can see from the drop in demand in the Greater Dublin Area overnight, every small measure has a positive impact. We were very encouraged for example to see Dublin Bus commit to only washing their fleet every three days instead of every day. “However, we have a long way to go. If the drought is prolonged, water restrictions will become unavoidable if demand does not continue to drop. Irish Water is appealing to the public to be continue to be mindful of their water usage. Every effort someone makes in their home or business impacts their neighbour and community. Irish Water have lots of tips for conserving water in the home, garden and business on“Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme teams are on the ground now but we also need the public’s support to reduce their water usage. The top three measures that people can take are not using a hose to water the garden or wash cars; keeping paddling pools very shallow if they are being used; and taking short showers rather than baths.“The situation remains critical and we are continuing to seek the public’s help. Every effort the public make to conserve water will help to minimise risk of supply loss to them and their community.”Donegal water schemes at risk as public urged to conserve water was last modified: June 27th, 2018 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:Irish Waterlast_img read more